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HJ (#46937296)
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Bio Photo 1. SEND SOURCE INFO!!! When sending info for inclusion on memorials I have entered, please include your source (where you found it, or how you know it). This is important. If I think the info is questionable, I might not add it, or will note who sent it to me. I decline to perpetuate errata and will NOT post anything from an unreliable source.

2. MANNERS COUNT. I appreciate POLITE requests and corrections. If you don't know how to use the words, "please," and "thank you," or can't be bothered, then please don't bother at all. If you send extremely rude, or threatening messages, no matter how subtle, I will forward them to the Find A Grave administrators, without exception.

3. I TRANSFER. Aside from my own family, and close friends, I do not hoard memorials. POLITE requests for your family (close, OR distant), and close friends will all be considered. If I am even remotely related, I will not transfer. I will keep my friends, unless your relationship is significantly closer. If you are prone to entering sloppy memorials with incorrect info, I will think twice about a transfer.

4. YOUR PHOTOS: Please don't add bad photos to memorials I have entered, i.e. photos where you can be seen reflected in the stone, your car is in the background, the stone is covered in bird poop, or leaves, or dirt, your dog, or kid can be seen, or photos taken at a carelessly crooked angle, or ones with more "white space," than gravestone (NO need to crop ALL the white space out, and photos of entire family plots are the exception). Please do not add photographs of new graves in their entirety, with no grass growing on the freshly up-turned dirt. Please do not add photos of the temporary plastic grave markers placed by the funeral home, or photos of the gravestone, prior to inscribing of the DOD for new burials--if you do, please anticipate that I will request a removal when a photo of a fully inscribed gravestone has been posted. I spend a lot of time to make attractive, respectful memorials. Your help with that is appreciated.

Note: If the persons grave has no marker, please at least add a photo of the area where the grave is located.

5. MY PHOTOS, those of gravestones and cemeteries, may be used without my permission, EXCEPT on, or any site which requires an exchange of money. There is no need to give me credit and in fact, I would prefer that you don't. However, please do not post one of my original photos to a Find A Grave memorial yourself. Politely make a request and I will gladly add, if appropriate.

6. CAUSES OF DEATH are a matter of public record. If you are related to an individual who has a cause of death posted in their memorial, and you are disturbed by the posting of that cause, I will remove it, upon polite request.

7. I VOLUNTEER. As another member has noted on their profile, I'm not getting paid to do this. Nope, not a penny. I sometimes get behind in doing corrections, updates, etc. Your patience is appreciated. Please remember that edits take time, no one is entitled to my time, and demands are wholly unappreciated (please refer to point #2 above). If you can't wait, you may send the edit request to Find A Grave.

8. LIVING PEOPLE: Please don't add memorials for them, especially, if you haven't yet entered a memorial for YOURSELF. Not only is it against policy, but it's just a horrendous thing to do to someone, without their consent.

9. LIVE & LET LIVE. I am all for receiving and sending updates, corrections, etc. I appreciate notification when I have added a duplicate and will notify others of duplicates. Beyond that, I do not consider myself to be on the Find A Grave police squad, and neither should you. Please allow me to tend to the memorials I have entered. If I add something you don't like to a memorial you have entered, or to that of a family member's, please point it out to me POLITELY. Vague references to Find A Grave policies are not helpful in specific instances--I have entered hundreds of memorials and manage hundreds more. Above all, please remember that Find A Grave IS NOT REAL. The internet is NOT TANGIBLE. What does that mean? In the grand scheme of life, this is small stuff and could go "poof" in an instant.

10. To those who are all about the numbers: THERE IS NO END TO DEAD PEOPLE. Just because I might enter a memorial you wanted to enter, doesn't mean you can't enter one for someone else. There are plenty for all.


In Honor of Our Fallen Brave . . .

In Flanders Fields, 1919, by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


THANK YOU to everyone who sends info and corrections for memorials I have entered. Time does not permit me to thank everyone for each individual contribution, but please know that they are appreciated!

In case I have missed anyone, THANK YOU to the PHOTO VOLUNTEERS who have fulfilled my requests--much appreciated!

MANY THANKS to those MEMBERS who have entered memorials for members of my family and who have had the kindness to transfer them to me--you're the BEST!


LEGAL NOTICE Regarding PHOTOS OF MEMORIALS: Increasingly cemeteries are banning the photo taking of memorials. This is against the law! The information on any memorial is PUBLIC information and you have the right to take a photo of it. Go to for some legal explanations. (Courtesy of U.S. Veteran and Find A Grave Member Michael Wayne Hutchinson, profile # 46930992)

PRIVATELY OWNED CEMETERIES & PHOTOGRAPHY Privately owned cemeteries may regulate the taking of photographs by persons physically within the boundaries of the cemetery property. Please refer to the laws of the relevant state. More discussion may be perused here: (Courtesy of Find A Grave Member Diehard, profile # 46809256)
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J. Edward Ross
Theodore J Rachwalski
Here's the listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs website...

DATE OF BIRTH: 07/17/1942
DATE OF DEATH: 07/05/2013
(815) 423-9958

You could call the cemetery at the above number. Ask for Maureen. She's always been a big help. She may be able to tell you the source of their middle name. Also if they have the middle name listed incorrectly, she's the one who can fix it.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Apr 22, 2014 2:35 PM
Betty Miller
RE: Katherine Seelye
I was not aware that Ancestry was posting the IL Death Index. I did check the IL Death index for Katherine Seelye and found this posting there.


I will go directly to the IL site from now on. Thanks for the heads-up. This is getting to be big business and we need to be wary.

Thanks, Betty
Added by Betty Miller on Apr 20, 2014 7:54 AM
Marilyn Sanner Keim
Oliver Keim
My sources:
"The Nicholas Keim Family" The Roots of Somerset County compiled by The Casselman Historians.

The Family Tree of "Descendants of John Peter Keim"
under Generation No. 4.

If you would have an e-mail address up I could of sent a scanned picture out of the books.

Please consider linking Oliver to his parents.
Added by Marilyn Sanner Keim on Apr 19, 2014 3:56 PM
Betty Miller
Katherine Seelye
I don't use Ancestry. I do not like them to take my information and sell it to someone else. I am happy to share what I have found freely. Katherine's dates are from the IL death index.

Name: Katherine Elizabeth Seelye
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 02 Jun 1939
Death Place: Oglesby, LaSalle, Illinois
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: 1879
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1878
Birthplace: Tonica, Ill.
Father: Geo. Hoffman
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place: Hessen, Germany
Mother: Philipinie Lowenberg
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Occupation: housewife
Residence: Oglesby, LaSalle, Ill.
Street Address:
Spouse: Wm. Seelye
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 04 Jun 1939
Burial Place: Granville, Putnam, Illinois
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4008531
Image Number: 491
Film Number: 1819834
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: reg 54
Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Thank you for all your help. I will check the info on the Ellena's also.

Added by Betty Miller on Apr 19, 2014 2:05 PM
Gallaher requests
Your requests to remove duplicates of Gallahers buried in Mt. Palatine Cemetery, IL cannot be fulfilled at this time.

The original posts include incomplete or incorrect information and after several attempts to get the original poster to update those memorials I've created the duplicates to reflect the correct/complete information.

I'd be glad to remove them when/if the original poster changes the erroneous/missing information.

Thanks for your vigilance

Added by NCDave on Apr 19, 2014 10:19 AM
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Thank you!

Love your profile!
Added by Rob on Apr 18, 2014 8:14 PM
Elizabeth Goldsmith
Would you please delete two of your duplicate pictures from this memorial of Elizabeth Goldsmith at Mount Palatine? I would like to post a better quality picture,

Added by EL on Apr 18, 2014 8:10 PM
Elmer Tarr obit dated 4/12/14
The new obit has been posted for you -- thanks!
Added by Vickie61997 on Apr 17, 2014 12:28 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Theodore J.
No, but you transferred the memorial to me and I didn't ask for it. Maybe you didn't mean to? If you want it back, I'll send it. Just ask.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Apr 17, 2014 8:04 AM
J. Edward Ross
Theodore J. "Butch" Rachwalski
Thank you for the transfer.

Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Apr 16, 2014 6:24 AM
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