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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated March 3, 2015

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

Currently active burial sections (opened for interments on the dates listed):

Cremated remains:
Section 11, August 2012
Section 12, October 2012
Columbarium 7, Wall 10, November 2014

Casketed remains:
Section 14, June 2013

I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until after the professional grounds-keepers have had time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable. If I have not uploaded a photo by the 4-month mark, please do request a photo.

October 2014 - The staff has spent the summer working diligently to level and re-sod most of the cemetery. They are currently working on Sections 3 and 4. This includes raising the height and leveling thousands of marker stones, then removing the old grass/weeds and root system, leveling the ground with new black dirt and laying sod. The sod will need watered for a couple of weeks before it is ready for photographing.

Re-sodding Sections 5, 7 and 8 is complete.

NOTE: Sodding of gravesites has been discontinued for the winter months and should recommence in May 2015.

Thank you for your patience.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.


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You need not ask for a transfer if your "Contributions to Find A Grave" on you profile page shows an insignificant effort at "Pay-it-forward."

"The goal at Find A Grave should NOT be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."

Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

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Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT copy them to this or any other website; do NOT sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission.

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling" or "printing" fee to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my draft board physical notice in the spring of 1972 and in August followed in my father's foot steps, joining the US Navy (he put in 24 years before retiring as a CTCM). I spent the next 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attach and Ballistic missile submarines. Then in October 1980 as an EM1(SS), I was honorably discharged.

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinios. Most of that time in the training department as a Licensing Instructor.

I retired in August of 2008 after 42 years working in the nuclear power field, including 8 years as an Electrician in Uncle Sam's Submarine Fleet.

Currently, I live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and, the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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RE: Geraldine/Arthur Moore memorials
Thank you very much. I'm still learning how to make my way around the computer and appreciate your advice regarding the edit button.
Added by JC on Mar 03, 2015 9:48 AM
Arthur H Moore#72349523
Hi Ed, Arthur H Moore was my mother's 1st husband and I was able to link them as spouses. However, I noticed that you you are also maintaing his second wife's memorial 72363096. Would you be kind enough to link them. It would be appreciated. Thank you.
Added by JC on Mar 02, 2015 11:34 PM
Russell Kasper
Ruth's OBIT
Sent a addition request several years ago. No one added it, so we put it in other section. Glad you updated it finally. I removed the newspaper clipping.
Added by Russell Kasper on Feb 22, 2015 5:37 AM
Ronald Mau
Roney Hamon
I am asking that you transfer Rodney Hamon's site Find A Grave# 121398046 for me to maintain. I am a cousin and will like too keep all records in one place. I have been a Find A Grave member for a long time and my # is Find A Grave#470227758. Thanking You as you do a tremendous job in maintaining all the burials. Ron
Added by Ronald Mau on Feb 17, 2015 9:53 AM
Is there any way I could get my uncle's page transferred to me?
Newey Kearney #124848887
Added by Beth on Feb 09, 2015 11:48 AM
Trasfer Request
I'm wondering if at all possible to have my grandparents memorials transferred to me.
Jean T. Dorn- 72382141
John R. Dorn- 70732841

Thank you.
Rachel Evans
Added by Rachel on Feb 03, 2015 3:50 PM
Ken Allscheid
Annie Joyce Hockinson
Thank you so much for providing this photo. I have recently met Bill Hockinson, and I'll relay it to him.
Added by Ken Allscheid on Jan 29, 2015 9:15 AM
Hunts Forebears
Bob Kolling
Thank You for taking and posting the photo of Bob's marker.
Added by Hunts Forebears on Jan 28, 2015 3:15 PM
Linda Jean Limes Ellis
Martha Marti Pugacz O'Neill
Thank you so very much for photographing and posting the grave marker for my friend, Marti. I appreciate your help so much.
Added by Linda Jean Limes Ellis on Jan 28, 2015 2:48 PM
Vicki Kanzler-Green
Thank you for the information. Remember kindness and patience will get you a lot farther in this world. God Bless! Vicki
Added by Vicki Kanzler-Green on Jan 27, 2015 8:44 AM
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