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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862

2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .

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Rebecca Wells
My g.g Grandfather and mother
Debra, This is Rebecca Wells and I just added
my grandparents and then it went to another site
and added someone else to Martha Ellen Hendricks,Shaw and I can't get if off

also When you first go on Find a Grave it only
shows a Harry shaw, and it still does, when I
go to add them again then it pops up with your name Thanks but what is going on

please call or email me, I even have their
death certificates etc. 805-468-4130
what you put in is find and all accurate My grandfather was the youngest William Albert Shaw
Added by Rebecca Wells on Jul 25, 2016 5:13 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again Debra,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
James Elmer Reed # 113709299
to my care. With your help, I have successfully connected him with his parents, six of his eight siblings, his two wives and his two children. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jul 25, 2016 1:56 AM
James Earl (Sam) Price
Orsen Bingham Galusha - 115155103
Dear Debra; Please check this out. Is this the sameThe Mississippi in the Civil War Message Board

Mr. Galusha's Bones- Vicksburg Cemetery
By:Hoyt Cagle
Date: 7/10/2016, 10:25 am
A Western paper is responsible for the story that Mr. Galusha, a one-armed soldier, living near Aurora, Illinois, recently found the bones of his lost arm in a Vicksburg cemetery, where they had been buried after the seige. He identified the lost arm by a ring found on one of the fingers and preserved, the ring being numbered to correspond with the number of the little grave in which nothing but the arm was interred.

Northern Ohio journal (Painesville, Ohio) 20 Jul 1878 man. Appears to be, James Earl (Sam) Price
Added by James Earl (Sam) Price on Jul 10, 2016 12:37 PM
Dennis Bell
Pleasant H Armstrong
Debra, I was doing some research in the Pleasant Run Cemetery in Story County Iowa and discovered the mostly buried tombstone of Pleasant H. Armstrong. It is located in row 25 next to the tombstone of Frank Jackson. I have added the photos to Find A Grave 92678371. I believe his brother Samuel O. Armstrong is also buried in Pleasant Run, this again according to the Allens History of Story County, Iowa.

I will submit a few change recommendations via the standard submission process. Thanks for putting the record together.

Added by Dennis Bell on Jul 04, 2016 1:56 PM
Jacob Goodman
Thank you for clearing the grass and debris from the stone of my 5th great granddad Guy Owens. I hope to visit one day.
Added by Jacob Goodman on Jun 29, 2016 6:47 AM
RE: Eli Bell
Hi Debra, I'm sorry, please refresh my memory. What was the original message about? Your memorial for the Eli Bell I am interested in says he is buried at the Old Concord Cemetery in Menard County, Find A Grave Memorial# 28596159. I am confused. Would appreciate any help. Thank you, Jean
Added by JeanR on Jun 21, 2016 8:04 AM
Lonnie Schopen
My 3rd Great Grandfather Hug McHugh
Thank You so much for posting a picture of my 3rd Great Grandfather Hugh McHugh who was laid to rest in Independence, Ks. If it would have been for the picture I would have never found it. You have also posted some information about his first wife Nancy, again thank you. I have been having a heck of a time finding anything on her and her life with Hugh.
Thank yo again for all of your hard work and devotion!

Added by Lonnie Schopen on Jun 06, 2016 4:35 PM
Transfer Bertha Beck
Hi Debra!

Thanks so much for transferring Bertha Beck's Memorial to me. I will honor and tend it well. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!

Warm Regards,
Jody Thompson McDonald
Added by jmtho1501 on May 31, 2016 12:26 AM
RE: Johnny Dant
You are welcome. I read that cemetery in 1994 and his marker was listed so I knew there had been one. I went out and checked and found his marker laying face down. Glad I was able to find it for you.
Added by gravehunter on May 29, 2016 2:02 PM
Annabelle ONeill
Harrington J. Humphrey
Debra - Thank you so much for the great photo of this gravesite as well al the one form his first wife, Mollie Warner Humphrey. You've also done a wonderful job connecting up his family. Thank you so much! - Annabelle
Added by Annabelle ONeill on May 13, 2016 6:48 PM
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