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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

4/16/2015: Today is a very sad day for my son and his girlfriend who lost their precious, beautiful Maeve. She had a wonderful life and was loved very much. She was very special. I fell in love with her the moment I met her.

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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Mike & Bushy Hartman
photo usage request
Hi Sheila,
Sure and thank you.
Have a great day

Your request:
I am respectfully requesting your permission to add the headstone photo for Terry James Cunningham (#40950045) to his profile page on my family tree at The memorial page was created by Doris Hines, but you posted the headstone photo. I *always* credit the source when I post *any* photos to my family tree. I appreciate your consideration. Thank you. --Sheila
Added by Sheila White Hughes on Apr 03, 2015 1
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on Apr 03, 2015 2:04 PM
Doris Hines
Stanley Cunningham
sheila, thank you so much for the obituary for my cousin. I never knew he had other children besides Eric. His brother Terry or sister, JoAnne didn't mention them. Maybe they thought I knew about them.
I'm glad you have connected our families. Yes we are related. I haven't been working on my tree for awhile but you have peeked my curiosity again. I'm sorry about your brother. I had two brothers. Ralph was younger by 18 months and Harland Ray is 18 months older than me. He has cancer and it scares me so bad. I don't want to lose him. He always says he's okay.
Stanley's Dad was in the Army. They lived in Ca, Ok, La, and Germany. He was orphaned at about 12 but he stayed with his step father, Owen Stricker. Stan had a heart transplant, in fact he was one the first in LA. I didn't know him other than when we were very young. I connected with his brother and two sisters though.
Again, thank you for any information you have.
Added by Doris Hines on Apr 03, 2015 9:42 AM
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Mary Mimi Olson 85481325
Hi Sheila,

It is some kind of strange quirk in the system that allows you to dupe the spouse links. You can't do it on a memorial that you control, only on an edit you are sending to another contributor. I am sure they know about it at find a grave but apparently they don't have a fix for it.
Added by Tropico Gravers on Apr 03, 2015 7:58 AM
Doris Hines
My uncles
Sheila, thank you so much for sponsoring my uncles memorial pages. I really appreciate it. I saw one then went back to my email and found that you had sponsored all 3 of them! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Added by Doris Hines on Apr 02, 2015 10:11 PM
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Mary Mimi Olson 85481325
Hi Sheila,

A note here: I put through your edits for her relationship links but you had already put through a link to her from her husband. Don't do that! If you put a spouse link through only do it from one side. If the link is put through on both memorials (which the new edit system allows you to do, but shouldn't) each spouse will show up listed twice - so after I put through your links, Earl Pierson's name showed up twice on Mary's memorial and Mary's name showed up twice on Earl's memorial. Fortunately I was spot checking the memorials and noticed. So just put the spouse link through from one side.

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Added by Tropico Gravers on Mar 30, 2015 6:03 AM
Mary Mimi (Flint) Olson
Thank you Sheila for the kind words. You are very welcome and really is my pleasure!
Added by HD on Mar 29, 2015 6:26 PM
Paul Wilde
RE: Earl Pierson obituary
Shelia - Earl Pierson caught my eye because of your photo request of a marker. I track the requests on Rose Hill and try to fulfill all that I am able to find. I will be going out to the cemetery shortly to hopefully grant your request. On requests, I always look to see if there is anything about the person on their memorial site. I like to know more about them then just the "dash" between the dates. If there is nothing then I try to find something about them. If it is a memorial I have added, then I just add the information under the bio section. If it is a memorial someone else has added, then I share the information with them to add if they so desire.
I, too, am searching for my family and keep running into snags. I search the internet all the time trying to find something, anything in regards to my snags. Someday, I will also find the missing links and information that I so long desire. That is why I try to help out others. One never knows when that one piece of information can make ones day and break the snags.
Added by Paul Wilde on Mar 28, 2015 7:46 AM
Fred Olson
I looked up Fred on Forest Lawns website and 3 come up listed as being buried there. One is Fred Emanuel and the other two is Fred Gordon. It does list the birth dates though just when they passed and all 3 of them are not buried with Mary. I'll keep you posted on what I see when I find Mary.
Added by HD on Mar 26, 2015 5:11 PM
Mary Olson
I claimed your request for Mary.

Do you have Fred's info..birth and death so I can see if he's buried with Mary and/or at FL?
Added by HD on Mar 26, 2015 6:19 AM
RE: Charles & Nona Johnson
You are most welcome! It was my pleasure. I went last week and both the church secretary and I missed them. She looked them up for me because I had to go pick up my daughter, but I called today and she said they had been right in front of us all along! She also added that Charles was not in their records. So she was able to add him. So it was a good thing you made the request!
Added by Merf on Mar 16, 2015 6:08 PM
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