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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 9 days
Transfer of McNeil Memorials
Thanks so much Debra! I will take good care of them. I so appreciate you many valuable contribution to Find A Grave!

Added by jmtho1501 on Jan 10, 2016 6:57 PM

Isaac Smith Houghton, III
Thanks for Isaac's parents - links made.
Sorry if you receive a 'no change' email, my internet is wacky today.

Added by Gina on Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

Lon Mason
Herron Family photos

Thanks so much for the Herron Family tombstone photos from the Springdale Cemetery. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.


Added by Lon Mason on Dec 25, 2015 12:02 PM

Ellen Tarr
RE: Baby Edwards # 141255378
Thank you! My grandmother had thought the stillbirth was a boy, so I wanted to check. I appreciate the quick reply!

Added by Ellen Tarr on Dec 23, 2015 4:17 PM

Barbara Stein
RE: Copperas Creek Cemetery
Hi Debra,

It is too bad that the landowner, who was a church trustee, destroyed this church cemetery. I would still like to know where all of the stones have gone. Have a good Christmas!


Added by Barbara Stein on Dec 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Rita Ogron
RE: George & Florence Tawzer
Hey Debra- I have no need to manage these memorials. Keep them or transfer them. The important thing is to have them for descendants to find. The people are not my direct line. I have a couple dozen photos for these folks because back in 2012 I got a message thru Ancestry from a man who had noted a bunch of old photos belonging to Tawzer-Switzer in an antiques store in IL and thought it a shame that the photos would be bought by non-family. He noted that I had a lot of Tawzer and Switzer family members on my tree and wondered if I would be interested in them.

Originally there were over 50 photos but by the time I was contacted half had been sold to collectors of old pictures. I bought the rest. None are direct line ancestors but I wanted to keep them together and post them on my tree and Find A Grave for descendants to discover.

I will always be sorry that half the photos were lost to me.


Added by Rita Ogron on Dec 14, 2015 4:40 PM

Forrest Chisman
Charles E. Bacon
Dear Debra,

Can you tell me where you obtained the genealogical information on Charles E. Bacon buried in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria? I believe he is my long lost great-grandfather and I have been looking for him for 50 years. Any help will be greatly appreciated. You can reach me at: Many, many thanks, Forrest Chisman

Added by Forrest Chisman on Nov 20, 2015 4:29 PM

Susan W Bartholomew
Thank you!
Sure appreciate your kindness and help. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. Thanks so much, Susan

Added by Susan W Bartholomew on Nov 16, 2015 2:03 PM

Virginia Hartz and Martha Barlow photos
Debra, thanks so much for the clear photos! You definitely caught much better light than I did. It looks like Virginia's marker is lying down? It wasn't when I was there. I really need to call Springfield to have that reset. Did you notice if the large "Hartz" stone was still lying down? Thanks again.

Added by Leslie on Nov 07, 2015 2:58 PM

Douglas Mann
John B Buck
Memorial 94059510
John B Buck, buried in Quiver Cemetery, Havana, Mason, Illinois. Died 25 Mar, 1930.
John is my wife's ancestor. We know little of his mother and nothing of his father.
Do you have any information about John's father?
Johnny Mann

Added by Douglas Mann on Nov 04, 2015 8:44 PM

Bob & Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
Thank you!
Thank you for adding the photos to the memorials I have custody for my Lochbaum and related lines. Also, thank you for creating the memorials you find when you volunteer your time walking and photographing cemeteries.

Your contributions are invaluable and greatly appreciated, especially by those of us who live so far away we will probably never get to our ancestor's resting places.


Added by Bob & Valerie (Johnson) F... on Oct 31, 2015 4:35 PM

Wilford Clark Black
Thank you for the photograph for his headstone. It's greatly appreciated.

Added by Ruro on Oct 30, 2015 6:18 PM

Ruble transfers
Thank you SO much!

Added by CaptBrent on Oct 28, 2015 5:29 PM

David Stokes
Young markers
Thank you for the photos!

Added by David Stokes on Oct 28, 2015 2:01 PM

Laura Peradotto
Charles Dare
Thank You for taking the picture of my ggggrandfathers head stone. This info on the obit. helped me to make sure he was my gggrandfather. I have been looking for some confermation for years and with your help I found it. Thank You
Laura Flynn Peradotto

Added by Laura Peradotto on Oct 17, 2015 4:59 PM

Dean Proctor
I can't thank you enough for taking this picture for me. I'm helping a dear friend complete his tree, and he doesn't know the first thing about it. The fact you sent pictures from ALL the Proctor headstones, is a HUGE bonus.

I can't make out the name or date on the far right headstone ( as you look at the picture). Could you please tell me what it says, if possible?

Once again, thank you ever so much for your generous time and awesome picture of Dean Proctors headstone. I'm very grateful to you.

Chris McClinton

Added by Chris on Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM

Allison Ferris Pierce
Thanks very much for the great gravestone photo!

Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Oct 15, 2015 7:59 PM

Dan Ryan
RE: Lyon
You are welcome, always look forward to hearing from you.
Dan R.

Added by Dan Ryan on Oct 12, 2015 8:35 AM

RE: Elgin
You are certainly welcome, Debra. Once again, I would have never found so many of my own ancestors so easily without all of the hours and hours of work that you have put in to establish memorials on Find A Grave. are so prompt to respond! You are a role model for all of us on Find A Grave.

Added by Farmgirl on Oct 08, 2015 11:54 AM

RE: Clark Primus Victor Young
Thank you for the transfer. Have been looking for him for many years. Couldn't find him in any census records after 1880.
He was listed as Primas V. in the 1880 census and didn't think to find him on this site.
I probably wouldn't have know it was him. My cousin called me and was at Springdale Cemetery the past few days and mentioned that he was there was a Clark P.V. Young in the Springdale Cemetery book. When I looked, THERE HE IS, right in front of my nose, all these years, I've been on Findagrave.
Thank you for all the work you've done on this site. I have lots of family buried in Springdale Cemetery. This site keeps me closer to them, when I can go to their sites any day knowing where to find them.

Added by Gina on Oct 02, 2015 7:21 PM

Laura Hickle
Abraham Carlock - bio
Hello Debra,

I write a history column for the Astoria South Fulton Argus, in which we have reprinted old articles from the Argus and the Astoria Search Light. I ran across an interesting article about Abraham Carlock finally receiving his War of 1812 monument that was published in the Argus-Search Light on Oct. 6, 1915.

I noticed you have included a nice bio of Abraham on his memorial; would you be interested in having your information added to a feature article on Abraham? We could have it in a sidebar with your byline. I would also like to include your photos of his monument, if you would give permission. I have typed up the article from the Argus-Search Light into a text document, and would be happy to email you that file if you wish.

You can either reply to this message or contact me separately at our newspaper's email address,

Hope to hear from you!
Laura Hickle

Added by Laura Hickle on Sep 30, 2015 7:22 AM

John H Cloyes
This is a great grandfather by name in my family. Can you tell me where the picture came from. I have a family photo from about 1876, but have seen no other photos.

Thank you for sharing.

Added by kay on Sep 18, 2015 11:47 AM

Ralph Hammond-Green
Harry H. Koch
Thank you for taking & posting the photos of his grave marker & for the photos for his wife.

Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Sep 04, 2015 4:39 PM

Shirley Proctor
Phinney & Proctor graves
Thank you for the pics on Marcellus Phinney, I knew he was buried at Cherry Grove but could never find a gravestone, Elizabeth had one tho, this couple is my husbands gr gr gr grandparents.

Also Arthur Proctor, never knew where he was buried, parents are in Mason City Cememtery, no one in family seemed to know either.

Marcellus & Elizabeth Phinney have 5 children, Marcellus Perly, Martha Elizabeth, Sylvia A., Mary Orilla,(married to Wm H. Proctor), Moriah Jennie (Jennie). Arthur Proctor is the son of Mary & Wm Proctor. Wm & Mary Proctor are my Husband gr gr grandparents

Appreciate all the work you have done on our family, sure helps me finding family.

Added by Shirley Proctor on Sep 02, 2015 3:43 PM

What do You Think?
Sorry about previous non-message - I have a person at Springdale named Mary Monroe - the same as yours - she was born Dec. 14, 1834 and died Oct. 3, 1897 - just a couple days different from yours - should I put her monument up? Do you think they are the same person?

Added by Shawdau on Aug 29, 2015 6:24 PM


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