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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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Thank you so much for the transfer of Fannie Kauffman. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Nov 17, 2015 7:59 AM
Debra Rosenbloom
Vermilia Pruett
I have found this tombstone on your virtual cemetery, and I think this is really PERMELIA HAMMONS PRUETT, who married Micajah Pruett, in Tennessee. They had a daughter named Margaret, and I have found family trees on Ancestry that say Micah Pruett and Vermilia Hammons were married, and had Margaret. The birth and death dates on the tombstone for VERMILIA are not the correct birth dates for PERMELIA, but, please, use this a lead that this may really be PERMELIA HAMMONS PRUETT. PLEASE, ANYONE INTERESTED, CONTACT ME, DEBBIE ROSENBLOOM, AT Let's solve this mystery....

Added by Debra Rosenbloom on Nov 07, 2015 10:33 PM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
Your very welcome friend
Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Nov 01, 2015 6:01 AM
Brenda Hare
RE: Sarah (Hays) Blackmore
Thank you so very much. He may be buried there without a stone, or the tombstone in Oklahoma, for an "L.R. Blackmore" might be him. I think we need to look for church records, or original burial records.

Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 11:15 AM
Brenda Hare
RE: Sarah (Hays) Blackmore
Thank you so very much. I was hoping that maybe the cemetery was in the area that you reside.

Brenda Hare
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 9:27 AM
Brenda Hare
Sarah (Hays) Blackmore

Sarah (Hays) Blackmore is buried in Sidney, Illinois. THANK YOU for posting the picture of her tombstone. Her husband, Laban Blackmore, was living with her in the 1850 census. His tombstone is NOT on FindAGrave, but I am wondering if he might be buried beside her. Some people show "L.R. Blackmore" buried in Oklahoma in 1881, but they have no birth date for him, so it seems to be impossible to "assume" that is the right Laban R. Blackmore, or another person with the same initials. I am not finding him after the 1850 census, although the census might be mis-indexed, so he may be there, but I just haven't found him yet.

I am wondering if you might be able to help determine what happened to Laban Blackmore, born ca 1801 Ohio. I am a volunteer chapter Registrar for DAR. A lady I am helping would like to join DAR through Laban Blackmore.

Thank you for anything you can do to help me.

Brenda Page Hare
Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 7:59 AM
(Helen) Jean Kennedy
Roy J Goff
Sorry, I hit the wrong key! I was just wanting to let you know my source for any of the edits I am submitting. I wish they had a place on the edit to show sources. I don't know if my info is correct or not, so if you find it isn't correct at least you will know where I got it.

"Decatur, IL Herald-Review, Friday, 18 January 1985
PANA -- Roy J "Andy" Goff, 90, of Pana died 9:45 p.m. Tuesday (Jan 15, 1985) in Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Dodson Funeral Home, Pana, with visitation after 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Pana. Memorials: Pana Christian Church or Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield."

If there are any obituaries you would like to have on any of my edits, just let me know. I will be glad to email them to you.
Added by (Helen) Jean Kennedy on Oct 17, 2015 9:33 PM
JD Day
RE: Murdock
Do you mean Murdock Martin Phillips? Who was your grandfather? What information can I help with? JD
Added by JD Day on Oct 02, 2015 7:37 PM
clyde fluitt
RE: church
7 children - Amazing. I have one son and an adopted son. My son pastors a store front work in Plano, Tx. (not UPC). He is a marvel and he has 3 sons of his own: aged 5,2 and 3mos. They changed everything. But, I dont have to tell you. I dont know how you keep up with 20+ grandkids.

My adopted son is unmarried, but serving God. That means everything.

I am happily divorced and a high school principal.

I love the work you have done on Christian Heritage and I am currently writing a book on the history of Pentecost in this region, so I am always looking for data.

Added by clyde fluitt on Sep 30, 2015 9:06 AM
clyde fluitt
RE: Pentecostal Pioneers
Gorgeous church.

Small town.

God uses you greatly
I am honored.

I am older than you, I think. (67).

But young in body and spirit.

Do you have Texas roots?
Added by clyde fluitt on Sep 30, 2015 8:31 AM
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