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Ruth (#46947234)
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Shawdau
RE: Charles Link
Back in the 1990's I was unemployed and spent my nights searching obituaries by cemetery. Then I went back to work for 15 years, but now it's winter and I'm retired so I'm digging up all these old obituary files - 500! I don't know the names of the files, so I just happen upon them. I have one for Springdale Cemetery in Peoria and one for Aspen Grove Cemetery, in Burlington, Iowa. I just have to find them.
Added by Shawdau on Nov 14, 2014 6:10 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello Ruth,
I am so sorry...I just realized that I had not yet thanked you for the following transfer:
Elizabeth Brownlee Brownlee # 101105229
I have been able to link her with her parents, four of her 11 siblings, her husband and listed her 11 children.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Nov 08, 2014 6:22 PM
Jen Bawden
Butler Cemetery Photo
Good afternoon, Ruth,

I was wondering if I might use your photograph of Butler County in Maysville, DeKalb County, Missouri on my personal website?

Thank you so much.
Added by Jen Bawden on Aug 17, 2014 2:09 PM
EveyBl
RE: Sarah Crawford/Henry Thomas Park
Hi Ruth, Thank you for your very kind words! I'm still working to finish our family biographies... and it's motivational to know someone is actually reading them! I'm currently working to identify that next generation... parents of Elza D. Park. We had been told through early DNA testing with the Parke Society that our family matched the line of Richard Park, who was British. But, family lore and biographical sketches for several family members all pointed to Scots Irish. Now that we have a positive identification for the parents of Henry Thomas, I asked two more family members submit DNA, this time through Ancestry.com. The new results were posted yesterday, and they (1) supported Mary Morris was the mother Henry Thomas through several strong matches to Morris Morris, (2) supported Nancy Darnall was the mother of Elza through several strong matches to Thomas Darnall, (3) showed a 40% ethnic makeup of Scots-Irish and only a 4% ethnic makeup of British, and (4) showed a 35% ethnic makeup of Scandinavian, further supporting the biographical sketches. It's really been a fun puzzle so far... and I suspect the final picture will be much closer to our family lore than the "Richard line" we started with! ... For photos of the graves, I do appreciate clearer images! A very sweet volunteer has taken several photos for our family... but she once apologized about her camera being low quality. I'm sure she would not be offended with larger, clearer photos being posted. THANK YOU!
Added by EveyBl on Jul 13, 2014 6:35 PM
Christine (Penn) Sumner
Erastus Elmer Lines
#15695392

Is there a picture of a stone for Erastus?
I am also looking for an obit.
He was married to my Great Aunt Josephine Blake.

Thanks so much!
Added by Christine (Penn) Sumner on Jul 12, 2014 4:48 PM
Shawdau
RE: Sadie Rankin
You're welcome! I wasn't sure that's how you did it, but it worked!
Added by Shawdau on Jul 01, 2014 4:37 PM
Shawdau
Sadie Rankin
Have the obituary for Sadie Rankin: Mrs. Sadie Rankin, 84, passed away at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning, June 9, 1952 at the home of her son, Glenn O. Rankin, east of Monmouth. She had been in ill health for the past year. She was the widow of Harry Rankin, long-time grocer at Biggsville, Henderson County, IL.

Sarah Gibb was born south of Monmouth on Feb. 9, 1868, and was the daughter of Francis Gibb and Eleanor (Hull) Gibb. She was reared in Henderson County, just south of Biggsville, and attended the Cowden school near home and also Bushnell Academy. She was married to Harry L. Rankin Nov. 22, 1894 and the family home was at Biggsville for many years. Mr. Rankin died June 27, 1936.

Surviving are their two sons, Glenn O. Rankin of Monmouth and Francis W. Rankin of Biggsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. L.F. Rawhouser of Biggsville. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Rankin was a member of the Biggsville United Presbyterian church. The body was taken to the Mudd Funeral Home at Biggsville, where funeral services were held Wed afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Biggsville United Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Biggsville Cemetery.
Added by Shawdau on Jul 01, 2014 12:33 PM
EveyBl
RE: Sarah Crawford/Henry Thomas Park
Ah, yes... thanks!
Added by EveyBl on Apr 13, 2014 8:06 PM
EveyBl
RE: Sarah Crawford/Henry Thomas Park
If I'm looking at the right spot on the obit, it's not a typo. As I wrote, Henry was then living in Keowee, Garfield County, Oklahoma (not in Illinois). Is this the reference you meant?
Added by EveyBl on Apr 13, 2014 7:07 PM
EveyBl
Sarah Crawford/Henry Thomas Park
That whole saga with Henry Thomas and Sarah is so nuts! Did you read the biography I wrote for Henry? It's obvious there was some acrimony, as H.T. kept responding he was a "widower" on Census records, when Sarah was very much alive (and responding as "married") back in Illinois. Then, that 1886 photo... wow, don't they look happy to be sitting together in it?! I do wish I knew the entire story.
Added by EveyBl on Apr 13, 2014 4:02 PM
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