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Debra L. Spence/Buchanan (#47303885)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 14 days
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
RE: Claughton Chapel Cemetery
You are so kind to offer photos of the markers at Claughton Chapel Cemetery. Took me awhile to respond and I hope you are still willing. Following is my list as of now:

Bradford, Fordyce, 1869 - 1934
Connor, Kelsey, 1870 - 1949
Connor, Ida, 1877 - 1951
Kiger, Arizona, 1877 - 1905
Vandruff, James, 1875 - 1935
Vandruff, Rosella, 1888 - 1968
Headley, Urbana, 1889 - 1978
Kiger, William, 1859 - 1922
Clark, Marcheta, 1926 - 2003
Wade, Ira, 1891 - 1977
Renner, Artie, 1894 - 1981
Blaker, Carrie, 1878 - 1986

I'm always grateful for your help. Hope you have good weather to work with/in.


Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jun 24, 2014 11:29 AM

Evelyn Craig
Wendell Vance Elli
Hello Debra,
My name is Evelyn Marie Craig and I live in Arlington Heights, Illinois which is a suburb northwest of Chicago.

Your husband John and I are first cousins. Both of us have the same Elli ancestors.

My grandma was Anna Koch/Koos/Kooz and my grandfather was Wendell 'Vendel' Illi, Sr. (Illi changed to Elli, then changed to Ely by my father.)
My father was Michael Brody Ely, Wendell's brother. He passed away in 1990 in Arizona. Another of their siblings was Mary (Rose Mary), she passed away in 1991 in California, and then there was Wendell, Jr. and Jasper and 2 children never identified.

My father told me that his father Wendell Sr. was a coal miner and had died in the mines.
I don't know how accurate that is. I was never able to find out what mine(s) he worked in.
I do know that most of their children were born in Coreopolis, McKeesport, Pennsylvania. My Aunt Mary was born at Cliff Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Many years ago, you sent a letter to my sister Lillian in Chicago inquiring about family history. She gave the letter to me and I sent you an answer. I never heard back from you, so I assumed the letter either got lost in the mail or that you were no longer interested.

I have been doing genealogy research now for about 20 years, and the information about Anna and her husbands is scarce. I do remember when she stayed in Chicago for awhile with my mom and dad. She was married to a man named Steve BosekaBogeka and he was with her. Steve was a nice old man. He passed away here in Chicago 07 May 1965 and is buried in a local cemetery here. After he passed, Anna went back to WV.

I was thrilled to find some info on the 'find-a-grave' site about Wendell Vance Elli, since he and my father are brothers. I also remember their brother Jasper visiting here in Chicago for awhile.

If you are still interested, I will send you what info I have. I do have a old photo of Anna and Wendell, Sr.
Thank you for the work you are doing with 'find-a-grave'. This helps to find long lost relatives.
Best wishes,
Evelyn M. Craig

Added by Evelyn Craig on Jan 28, 2014 3:47 PM

Jeff Russell
RE: The adams family
I have not been out here in a long long time. I apologize. Email me at and we can share information on the Adams line.
JEff Russell

Added by Jeff Russell on Dec 23, 2013 1:29 PM

Jasper Elli
Hi! I could not find a grave marker for Jasper. I have photographed the area of his grave and posted the picture. I used the cemetery plot map and in ground markers to confirm the location. Ace

Added by Ace on Aug 03, 2013 8:46 PM

Cerelle Bolon
William Bright
Dear Debra,

Thank you so much!
I am very grateful to you for your efforts to find his grave.

Photo or not, he is remembered on his Find a Grave memorial..and that is very good.
Blessings on you for all that you do!
Cerelle Bolon

Added by Cerelle Bolon on May 08, 2013 10:19 PM

Barbara HARMS Craig
Carl Noble McCormick
THANKS SO MUCH for hunting Noble McCormick's tombstone. After finding his Pennsylvania Death Certificate, I believe he is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania and that his name was not Carl, but just Noble McCormick.

I have sent the contributor the web address for of his Death Certificate and see if that will get it changed. The information, parents and wife are right.


Added by Barbara HARMS Craig on May 08, 2013 4:12 PM

Rev. JR Moore and family
Debra - THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!! I am so excited to see these as I live too far away to visit this cemetery. I honestly didn't think I would ever get a chance to see these and am in awe at your FAST response! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!! Elizabeth Moore Hall at West Virginia University was named after Elizabeth, and Susan was a music teacher there. They were instrumental in getting women an education. Rev.James Robertson Moore was also involved in this, but died young of an illness.

Added by Summer on Apr 27, 2013 7:41 PM

Corine Hardman
Thomas & Eleanor Hardman

Thanks for the photo of their headstone.

Corine Hardman

Added by Corine Hardman on Apr 27, 2013 7:07 PM

John Fazenbaker
Mrs C W Cramer

Thank you very much for taking the photo. Your time and effort are appreciated!

John F

Added by John Fazenbaker on Apr 27, 2013 6:47 PM

mike capistran
George Phillips
Thanks so much for the marker photos

Added by mike capistran on Apr 20, 2013 6:35 PM

mike capistran
George Phillips
Thanks so much for the marker photos

Added by mike capistran on Apr 20, 2013 6:35 PM

Belle Austin, Photo
Thank you for taking the time and effort to fufill this request.

Added by JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VE... on Apr 20, 2013 12:56 PM

Hudson Glenn
David Phillips Headstone
You have posted a Headstone pic of David L & Mary E Phillips on Lydia S and David W Phillips Memorial at the Phillips Church Cemetery. If you would be so kind could you remove it for me? Memorial # 44108191
Thank you,
Hudson Glenn

Added by Hudson Glenn on Apr 03, 2013 11:57 AM

Thank you so much for the photo of the Farrar's.

Added by Kristina on Nov 27, 2012 8:57 AM

Douthat Photos
Thanks so much for the photos...

Added by Serrer on Nov 26, 2012 8:06 AM

Thanks so much Debra for taking the time to search out and photograph the gravestone of our ancestor, Charles Sigwart. My cousin, who entered the request lives in California and I live in Arizona...both a long way from West Virginia. My grandfather who was a brother-in-law to Charles moved to Arizona in 1917 but he never lost his love for his native state. His oldest child, my mother was named Virginia. All his children knew about his warm feelings for West Virginia. They sang a song to us about the hills of West Virginia which he taught them. I'd love to get back to your part of the country and see the places these ancestors lived for myself.

Again, Thanks.

Janet Carruth

Added by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 9:02 PM

j miller; AKA-: thestonehunter
Idra Bailey and wife Sarah
Thanks for the photo of the gravemarker.

Have a great day.

Joe in ID

Added by j miller; AKA-: thestoneh... on Nov 25, 2012 9:40 AM

Robert Fitch
Capt E P Fitch
Thank you very much for taking time to get the photo of E P Fitch's grave.

Added by Robert Fitch on Nov 24, 2012 4:35 PM

Kim Perrine
George W Walls
Thank you so much for the photo. Kim

Added by Kim Perrine on Nov 24, 2012 4:26 PM

Andrew Ambrose
Thank you for the photo for Andrew. Your work is greatly appreciated.

Added by Aguirre on Nov 24, 2012 3:01 PM

Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Ella Brock Phillips, Phillips Cemetery
Thanks so much for the photo of Ella's headstone. It gave me clues I needed to find her husband's obit, etc., and I'm grateful for your help.

Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Nov 24, 2012 10:44 AM

Marilee Barrett
Col and Capt John Evans
Thank you for your time in getting the photos of the grave sites of these two men for me. One of these days I will get to Virginia and look at the cemeteries myself. Marilee Barrett

Added by Marilee Barrett on Nov 24, 2012 10:07 AM

Evelyn Linger Thorn
Thanks for trying on the graves of William Linger and Mary McMahon Linger at Laurel Point Cemetery. It is much appreciated.

Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on Nov 24, 2012 9:51 AM

Dan Stone
Alexander L. Wade
Thank you very much for the photo of Alexander's tombstone. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

Added by Dan Stone on Nov 23, 2012 9:18 PM

Barbara HARMS Craig
Huston Tombstones
THANKS SO MUCH for adding the Huston tombstone pictures to their memorials.

Added by Barbara HARMS Craig on Nov 23, 2012 7:11 PM


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