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Christine Masterson (#47348844)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I had a dream the other night a delivery truck pulled up to the house and was unloading some huge boxes and crates, four in all. I am watching as they are being loaded into the house and then I saw PARR Cemetery stamped on the side of one of the crates. My friend John was just about to open it and I screamed "Don't open it"... and I woke up!

I was born in Ottumwa, Iowa raised in Munterville, Iowa then moving to Blakesburg, Iowa and on to Muscatine, Iowa. Find a Grave has helped me bring my family who lived before me together. My Great Aunt Dr. Stella Pearson, D.O. (Aunt Teddy) enjoyed going to the cemetery to clean up, decorate, and tell me the stories about each family member we visited. I have found so many of my family because of our early trips to the cemetery. I just wished I had taken notes when she was telling the stories of family history. I put in a request for a picture of my father's grave over three and a half years ago and no one ever bothered to take a photo for me. Four hundred miles later I had his picture and many more. Today my passion is to fill as many photo requests as I possibly can for those who need that last family photograph. I am getting good at finding a grave and the walks are wonderful!

I have entered several cemetery records from online sources on snow or rain days so if I have any of your family no matter the relationship I will transfer just ask me and I will make it happen. Please provide your contributor number.

If you want multiple monuments photographed, please take the time to create a memorial for each person rather than attach a message to one request asking for multiple photos.

Family First,
Christine Masterson

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Dolores J. Rush
I just purchased a book called "Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie." by John Mack Faragher, Yale University Press; 1986 at a used bookstore, but I have found it on Amazon. It's about families who lived in Sangamon county, IL area. It doesn't specifically mention any Turleys but it does have a least one other Primitive Baptist member and you might recognize other surnames. I was really excited to find it as it mentions two Fletcher brothers in it -- my 4th great-grandfather and his brother. Just thot you might like to know.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jul 27, 2015 3:24 PM
Alta Daniel
Thank you
Thank you so much for adding the pictures of our James Corry. I deeply appreciate it.
Added by Alta Daniel on Jun 28, 2015 7:02 AM
Cheryl Behrend
RE: Petronella Pearson
It was on her daughter's death record 1943 in Illinois. Daughter Hannah Amanda Pearson Purn. I sent over links for them to be added as her parents.

Thank you.
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Jun 22, 2015 4:46 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Springfield SAR marker
I'm sending you a pic via email of the marker photograph I took in Springfield. It's not like the one you have posted on James Turley's page. And it definitely says "John Turley." Could this John be James' father or grandfather or uncle?
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Jun 08, 2015 3:56 PM
John Dodd
Photo for Memorial# 140344261
The photos are grand! Thank you.

Added by John Dodd on May 14, 2015 12:46 PM
Robyn Ashton
RE: Thank you!
I did! Thank you. So it was only Albert's stone that has survived?

Added by Robyn Ashton on May 07, 2015 5:48 PM
Thanks so much for the photo and the close-ups of Charles and Emily Rogers' stones!
Added by GrammaL on May 05, 2015 2:35 PM
Dan Brune
Greatly appreciate the photos of the headstones for the Arnould family.
Thank you for your help!
Added by Dan Brune on Apr 22, 2015 7:13 PM
Dennis Harmsen
Pewe Photo
Thank you for the gravestone photo of Hazel Pewe. Much appreciated.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Apr 19, 2015 6:17 PM
Gronewold Headstone
Thank you so much for taking the photo. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Mary on Apr 19, 2015 5:17 PM
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