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Sheila (#47702527)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo PLEASE NOTE: I will have limited internet use for a time. I will try my best to accomplish edits and answer messages, but I do anticipate some delays. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
I was born in the Midwest, but have lived most of my life in the south. I was stationed in Germany for a time, and have otherwise done a little travel to Europe and Asia. I spend far too much time on the computer, enjoy a good frappuccino,and I ♥LOVE♥ cats.

My primary family names are Sullivan, McCoy, Withee, Fredendall, Washburn, Nesbit, Schmidt, Petersen, Meyer (Meier), Markman, Pease, Millikan, Donnan, and still counting.

I view the memorials on this site as living tributes to our loved ones. I strive to "reunite" them with family, and if I am able, to add a personal detail or two about them.


You are welcome to use any photos which I have uploaded for your personal family research work, but please do not use them for commercial purposes. The photos I upload are intended as gifts for the families of the deceased with no regard for personal profit, with the exception of the honor of providing them, and I wish for this to be respected.

Photo Allotments

We are allotted 20 photo requests per week. I am requesting for everyone to please use your allotment. Memorials you manage, memorials I manage ~ it doesn't matter.

Headstone photos may assist in providing confirmation of birth and death details, marriage dates, children, spellings, and might even lead to the discovery of additional family members.

Requests fulfillments also provide a small reward to our volunteers who often drive several miles to obtain a photo. I have so often seen where someone will request a photo, and then ask for the volunteer to take a photo of their spouse too, without submitting the request for the additional photo. Why?

It's much easier to request 20 photos in a cemetery that it is for the volunteer to drive out, take them, edit them, caption them, and post them. While I do try to get other family near the one requested in case they are not already listed, it is nice if you also request them, so please take the time to request them and please try to remember to use your weekly allotment.

Suggestions, Corrections, and Transfers

I generally adhere to Find A Grave transfer request guidelines, but before requesting, please keep in mind that even a "starter" memorial involves effort to create and I am more than willing to accomplish edits. Also, if a transfer or edit request comes off as pushy, arrogant, demanding, or rude, do not be surprised if you are ignored.

This site was created as a means of helping others, and not intended as a means to criticize, harass, bully or badger. Be kind to your fellow volunteers as we are all trying to achieve the same goal of helping others.

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♥ღ♥ღ I wish to extend a special thanks to all the other Find A Grave contributors. You have supplied a wealth of information to me and my family which I cannot repay with a simple thanks. Bless each and every one of you. ♥ღ♥ღ
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Ruth Hundley
Clinton O. Phillips
Maintained by: Sheila
Originally Created by: Mike Cooper
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42870122

I am working on collateral lines of Cain in my family and Clinton's mother was a Cain.
Would like to know if you are a relation on back since you maintain this site.
Please to write,
Ruth in IL
Added by Ruth Hundley on Oct 21, 2014 8:42 PM
Martha N
RE: William McAvoy
we were looking for any McAvoy. and did not see any in sect P. We know sometimes the name first name might not be listed, so we were checking the death dates too.
Added by Martha N on Oct 19, 2014 9:01 PM
Robert Kuhmann
James David Wahl #42872355
A certain amount of mystery exists on the topic of WHO his father was, and what became of that man. The ONLY clues to-date, hail from his mother's obituary. Note that James was born 4 years AFTER his mother's marriage to John L. Gilmore (if the dates are correct). Are we to conclude that he was born to a temporary relationship embraced by his (already) married mother? She was m. on 19-Apr-1922 to John L. Gilmore. Or was James born before 1922? Both, are entirely possible, but such (in the 1920's) would explain the lack of details (the scandal, hence the secrecy). James is listed as "Wall" in the 1940 Census, living with his mother and step-brother, but the entry refers to him as a "lodger" - not as, a "son". The birth/death dates do match to my parallel research. Moreover, his mother is buried in the SAME cemetery! A photo of a gravestone will (indeed) be of special value in this case.

Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 7 months, 26 days.
Added by Robert Kuhmann on Oct 14, 2014 2:04 PM
Loren Bender
kendrick Sprague
Thanks for the wonderful obit. Its ads a lot of history to his memorial. Loren
Added by Loren Bender on Oct 09, 2014 7:14 AM
Mr B
Ed Smith bio updated...
Find A Grave #136008925 ... thanks for the bio info!
Added by Mr B on Oct 07, 2014 3:33 PM
103054082 (Margaret Peak)
Hi Sheila.

Yes - there's lots of coyotes this year - been coming into our subdivision - spooky!

I know I'm kind of slow - not sure what you are wanting me to do here. Are you talking about on findagrave? I don't see anywhere different to put the photo.
Added by CONNIE FYFE on Oct 07, 2014 12:05 PM
Kathie R Postoloski-Friesen
Elfreda Marie Mathisen #127434791
Thankyou for the memorial update.
Added by Kathie R Postoloski-Fries... on Oct 06, 2014 11:17 PM
Cynthia DellaPenna
RE: Martha Meserve / Meservey, 1823-26
Per your request, I uploaded Benjamin Meservey's gravestone image to the original Sprague Cemetery posting. Wish we could communicate with the originator of the posting - you may have noticed, I decided to take photos of all the legible gravestones located at Sprague Cemetery; the originator posted 99% of them, a few need editing.
I appreciate your attentiveness and hope the requestor of the gravestone images recognizes our efforts.
Again with warmest regards,
Added by Cynthia DellaPenna on Oct 04, 2014 6:31 AM
Cynthia DellaPenna
RE: Meservey's
Thank you for crediting me with the county history; however, the town of Union was never in the county of Waldo, it was part of Lincoln County, until Knox County came into existence.

Warmest regards,
Added by Cynthia DellaPenna on Sep 30, 2014 10:47 AM
april mccormick
Jess Shepherd
I seen that you left something for him are you related to him
if so email me
Added by april mccormick on Sep 25, 2014 1:32 PM
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