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Lisa Gerald (#47005408)
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And here's a standing "Thank you" to the usual suspects, for sending corrections, links & additional info for the local memorials; I know your work is impeccable!


Primary focus is documenting West Aurora Cemetery. Nearly all marked graves now have photos posted; a few fallen, broken, and overgrown stones still need to be identified and photographed. (About half of the documented burials are known to be unmarked.) Please check out the "unknowns" if you are missing a family member who you think might be buried at West Aurora!

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Kathy Robinson
RE: John Wesley Miller
Whoa....I just found a Lydia Miller, born the same year (1837) and same place (Ohio) living in Atlas, Pike, IL on the 1900 census with John W. Miller, who was born in 1870. She was the mother of 6 children with 6 children still living. Sounds like the same Lydia Watters Miller!
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 12:36 PM
Kathy Robinson
John Wesley Miller
Hmmm.....the Washington Death Index has his date of death as Sept. 19, 1924 and his age as 64. No year of birth listed. His mother is listed as Lydia Watters and his father as Wesley Miller. He's definitely not on any census with his father, but obviously everyone knew who his parents were! I found all the other kids, except Viola M. Miller and asked the creators to link them back to JJW Miller.
I think I'll check census records for John Wesley Miller now. He was raised in the home of James Blair Morrison and Livingotha Sapp and is buried in their family plot in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Grant County, Washington.
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 12:07 PM
Kathy Robinson
RE: John Wesley Miller
Good eye! I didn't notice that....I will check out the death index...
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 11:59 AM
Kathy Robinson
RE: JJW Miller
He may have been. That makes sense! I have Almina Roberts marrying J. A. Callender, but nothing else.
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 11:16 AM
Kathy Robinson
RE: JJW Miller
Thanks! I found his marriage to Lydia Watters, it was June 24, 1852 in Pike County, Illinois. Her name is spelled "Waten" and he was "Wesley Miller". She must have died between 1863-1870. I have their kids as: Viola M., George W., Mary A. (sent links on findagrave), Nancy C., and Martha E. Still hunting down death info for Viola, George and Martha. No kids with Fidella Butler. Found 4 kids with Mary Vickroy: Lavina, Ray, Charles Ren (sent links) and Guy (sent links). There is one other child a findagraver sent me: John Wesley Miller, buried in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Grant County, Washington. Word is he was an illegitimate child? Hmm....Still working on it!
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 10:49 AM
Kathy Robinson
RE: JJW Miller
No problem! I just sent link requests for a few of his children to other contributors. Do you have a complete list of his kids by any chance?
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 27, 2015 9:35 AM
Marian Woodman Flaherty
Lucy Keene
I appreciate your prompt attention to linking Lucy Keene with her parents. Thank you.
Marian Woodman Flaherty
Added by Marian Woodman Flaherty on Dec 15, 2014 1:54 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th. Actually, thanks to you and other findagravers, so far today Traci has received 6,026 flowers/tokens. That makes my family and I extremely happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

I am so overwhelmed with all the findagrave friends requesting flowers/tokens for my Traci. Thank you ever so much!

This is something I wrote for Traci:

It was a cold, quiet night at the cemetery. The snow was falling gently to the ground. The only sound that could be heard was the whistling of the wind. Off in the distance I suddenly heard the tiny sound of jingling bells. I looked around and wondered where the life was in the stillness of this cemetery.

As I gazed around, I saw a ray of moonbeam shining down on a small Christmas tree.

I thought to myself, "This is where the life is in the cemetery!"

Ring the bells this holiday season in memory of those you love.

Copyrighted 1983

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:32 PM
Jennifer Madison
Electa Nelson
Did you send me the edit requests for Electa Nelson? I think that one of them did not go through.
Added by Jennifer Madison on Jun 25, 2014 8:33 AM
Bonnie Waters
I wasn't able to go thru the entire cemetery but will get back there next week to look for more Smith stones and take a photo of the plot. The place is ruled by giant bees!
Added by Bonnie Waters on Jun 01, 2014 10:34 AM
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