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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Rosemond Grove Cemetery
I noticed you have entered a lot of graves in the above cemetery. Did you have a cemetery book? I entered a grave for Dr. William Campbell. I found the obit in an old newspaper and now someone is wanting to know if his wife is buried there. She died in Iowa in 1945 but he also died in Iowa. I went to our genealogy society but did not find a book for that cemetery. If the cemetery was read, Dr.Campbell either does not have a stone or they missed him. Wondering if you can give me a clue on this. thanks, Kay
Added by kpet on Nov 12, 2014 10:25 PM
Rick MacDonald
James W Cox 59943358
Rev. Sims -
In researching my McDonald descendants, I came upon your entry for James W Cox, husband of Ella Rutledge. Your entry shows James' parents to be Samuel and Jane Baber Cox of New Jersey. My source, "The McDonalds of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia" by Joseph T McDonald, shows James' parents as Samuel Cox Jr and Eleanor McDonald Cox of Frederick County, VA. who moved to Shelby County, Indiana after their wedding in Virginia. You also have created the entry for Alcinda Cox Hansen who I believe to be James' Sister. The father linked from that entry is my Samuel Cox from Virginia. I'd like to be sure James W is part of my family. Could you please provide source material that support Samuel and Jane Baber Cox being James' parents? Thanks.
Rick MacDonald
Added by Rick MacDonald on Nov 02, 2014 3:35 PM
Vicki Edwards
Louis & August Jehle - Linwood Cemetery
Hello Rev. Sims,

I'm researching my Jehle ancestry and in fact just returned from a trip to Christian and Shelby Counties in Illinois (wonderful & productive trip).

While there I walked nearly all of Linwood Cemetery outside Pana to photograph the Jehle markers, including those for Louis & Augusta and did not find one for them (there are no marker photos on either memorial).

So . . . I'm very curious if you created their Find A Grave memorials based only on the Death Certif. info you posted or if you had additional sources/ records to confirm their burial at Linwood. Louis seems to have been a wealthy man so it seems unlikely he and his wife were buried in unmarked graves.

Would you pls let me know if you have/had additional "proof" of their burial in Linwood (and if so what it is)? I very much want to be certain re their burial location. Thank you so much!

Vicki Edwards
Los Angeles
Find A Grave #47594137

(PS - I also visited Mound Cemetery and found the marker of a GGGGrandfather, Benj. Persinger; you transferred his Find A Grave memorial to me in 2013. Was able to work on the marker (tilted and somewhat buried) and discovered 2 "buried" lines of inscription, very rewarding & exciting!. )
Added by Vicki Edwards on Oct 26, 2014 8:09 PM
Linda Jameson
Methodist Cemetery
Thank you for the pictures, I am beginning genealogy of my husband's family. In the Methodist Cemetery in Tower Hill, Pa you are listed under Jane Tripp as photographer. Her birthdate and death are listed as unknown but wife of David S. Tripp also buried here. She was born in 1823 in Ohio and Died in 1880. This is all the information I have so far Thank you again. Linda
Added by Linda Jameson on Oct 25, 2014 11:51 AM
Judy (Bair) Reagan
Transfer of Winter Find a Grave info
Reverend Sims, Previously we had secured transfer of various Salem Find a Grave info for the Winter/Thompson/Peterson relatives in Salem Cemetery. I was wondering if we could transfer Henry Winter # 62380793 and Lucinda # 62380900 in Salem Cemetery in Shelby County IL? They are my great grandparents. I am grateful for all the research you have done on those who rest at that peaceful place. I remember going there numerous times over the years, mostly for burials. One day we will get back there again. I have grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great grandparents, aunts, uncles and various cousins buried there. Thank you so much. Let me know if I need to do this through a different avenue. I don't remember if there was a specific process.
Thanks,Judy Reagan
Added by Judy (Bair) Reagan on Oct 17, 2014 11:11 AM
Thomas Kropaczewski
Thank you
Thanks for all your work and sharing it with us :)
Added by Thomas Kropaczewski on Oct 14, 2014 3:36 PM
jamie brown
RE: Mound Cemetery, Pana Christian County Illinois
Hi Rev, Dale. Do you know someone who could tell me if they are buried at Mound Cemetery.

Thanks Jamie
Added by jamie brown on Oct 10, 2014 3:40 PM
jamie brown
Mound Cemetery, Pana Christian County Illinois
Hi, Rev, Dale Sim. I have family buried at Mound Cemetery. Do you know if George F Morgan and his wife Laura Ellen Morgan are at this Cemetery. You can Email at

Thanks, Jamie
Added by jamie brown on Oct 09, 2014 3:08 AM
Lucy Manson
Mound Cemetery Pana Ill
You have photographed the cemetery stone of my gg-grandmother Eliza Ann Bradley and also her son Capt. George W. Bradley. I was thrilled to find this! I do not know how to edit the site, but I do have a lot that should go on it!

Lucy Manson
Added by Lucy Manson on Sep 07, 2014 6:20 AM
Melanie Sloger
Rachel Cravens Miller
Hello! I am a descendant of Richard Miller who married Rachel Chatham Cravens Miller. She was his third wife. His first wife, Flora Izetta Wakefield is my great grandmother. I noticed you have a gravesite photo but not for Richard, tho they are buried in the same place. Is there a photo of Richard Miller you might be willing to share? I am in Nebraska and have requested a photo through find-a-grave but so far no one has responded. I have photos of the gravestones of his first two wives in Oklahoma, though his second wife and he were only married about a year before she passed on. That is when he moved back to Illinois and married Rachel. I'm hoping you might have something that will help me. It's been hard to find help in the Shelby county area to be able to get copies of photos and death certificates. Thanks so much!
Added by Melanie Sloger on Sep 02, 2014 5:46 PM
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