My father is the one i have to thank for getting me started on this website and taking pictures, his name is Lloyd Smith. We live in central Illinois, Getting pictures for people makes me feel wonderful. I guess i grew up thinking that if I help someone then maybe one day that person will help someone.... and then the ball will get rolling.
I currently work full time in a factory making steel tubing. I am also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Plus i have two wonderful kids and a wife. So to say I don't have a lot of free time, but I will get pictures when i can.
Feel free to use any picture that I take for you for any family history sites, papers or what ever you need. I kinda feel the pictures belong more to you, the family than me.
RE: cottons No, I am not related to them but I have a son-in-law that is and he gave me a copy of Cotton genealogy and several others that someone had done. And, not interested in any transfers to me. Thanks, Larry
Harms Joel, Thanks so much for Kathryn's headstone photo. I am way down south in Texas, and it would be highly unlikely for me to be able to get to Benson anytime in the near future to take your photo. It is much appreciated.
RE: Ruther The reason I sent a message to you I s that you had replied to message on Ron Combs find a grave page on Mar 23, 2013 about the Ruthers. He is related to the Ruthers and it looked like you had more info from your message.
Ruther Hi there, I was on another website and saw that you are related to frederick and wiebke ruther. I am their 2nd great grand daughter. Their son Wilhelm is my grandmothers father. Do you have and info past dominicus jurgen ruter? How are you related.? Connie