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Bio Photo My interest in Genealogy started from my mother's interest in mid 1970 when she retired. At that time most of her information was from family Bibles, interviews with relatives and record books at the various counties involved.

Those were the days of visiting libraries, reading books, and searching with microfilm before personal computers and the internet had been invented.

Since then I have added over 6700 individual names of our genealogy to my computer program. I am a current member of GSSI (Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois) and serve on the board of directors.

Genealogy is a hobby and not a full time job. Another of my hobbies involves the preservation of silent film Theatre organ music. In that pursuit, I am a member of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and of a local chapter in St. Louis (SLTOS).

Family names in my searches:
Riggin, Ferguson, Patterson, Sanders, Simpson, Reese, Winstead, Pike, Metz, Hein, Henry, Drake, McIntosh, Schluter, Johnson, Jones, Boyd, Finney, Lingle, Earnhart, plus more...

State locations:
Mostly Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina.

County locations:
1) Illinois: Union, Pulaski, Hardin, Bond, Montgomery, Madison & Williamson counties.

2) Missouri: St. Louis & Dallas counties.

3) Kentucky: Crittenden, Union, Webster & Muhlenberg counties.

4) Tennessee: Davidson, Sevier & Williamson counties.

5) (Tennessee was part of North Carolina prior to becoming a state in 1790).

(Note: As a courtesy, please contact me for permission to use any of my photographs).

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Patti Jo
Victor and Alma Barwick
Again, many thanks for the wonderful photography of the family headstones. Victor and Alma's stones are so clear. A great job ~ as usual!
Added by Patti Jo on Jul 20, 2014 8:32 AM
Myrtle Ennis
Nellie Smith Boin
Dear Friend ---thank you for finding and photographing my cousin David Monroe Boin (D M), wife Nellie and daughter Georgia William Boin----family found ---I appreciate findagrave volunteers more than you know Myrtle Mandane Ennis of Warren Co, Ky
Added by Myrtle Ennis on Jul 17, 2014 9:38 PM
Kenneth Thompson
Thanks so much for fulfilling the headstone picture request for Kenneth. Too bad the stone didn't have more information, but I truly appreciate your efforts in getting the picture for me.
Added by AZLITE on Jul 08, 2014 9:40 AM
Patti Jo
Henry Mattison Ghent
Thank you so much for the Ghent Family tomb and headstone photos - The Family links are now
complete, thanks to you. I am now working on the next generation.
Added by Patti Jo on Jul 05, 2014 5:24 PM
Mike W
Bloodworth Photos
Thank you so much for the Bloodworth photos! It really means a lot to me.
Added by Mike W on Jul 01, 2014 3:10 PM
Eternal Gratitude
I just can't thank you enough for adding photos of my grandparents, uncle, and great uncle's graves!! You are such a kind person to help others as you do. Many blessings!
Added by SGNB on Jun 27, 2014 8:15 AM
Johannes G Hospel
Thank you for placing the picture
PVT Chester P Pulley is honored to have his gravestone picture placed on Find A Grave. I thank you "Friend" to take the initiative and put it there. He also fits in my genealogy.
Thanks for all your time.
Johannes G Hospel
Added by Johannes G Hospel on Jun 25, 2014 8:35 AM
Claybourne A. Cash
Thank you for a great photo of tombstone. I so appreciate your time and what you do for Find A Grave website. D'Ann
Added by D'Ann on Jun 15, 2014 4:53 PM
Bloodworth headstone
Thank you for the photo for Mabel Smoot Bloodworth.
I appreciate all of your help. It is a wonderful photo.
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Jun 14, 2014 4:00 PM
re:Photo of Arthur Bruyere
Thank you for getting his photo. I appreciate it :)

I'm trying to get photos posted for any and all Bruyeres on Find A Grave :)

Have a great week(end) :)
Added by FranzJr on Jun 13, 2014 12:09 PM
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