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BjJ (#46902476)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to add additional information or make corrections to memorials I maintain. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial (not on my profile page, please) to send your info to me and I will update. I transfer all memorials within the four-generation rule. I do not link to "burial unknown" listings.

My added vs. managed memorials difference is quite large because I manage many memorials transferred to me from a now inactive member. I work on these daily to update with info and add photos.

Please do not copy my photos to other websites (including Ancestry) or publications without my permission.

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Nancy Simonds Wolski
Photo of Memorial 134556366
Thank you so much for providing the photo of the headstone of Ruth E. Mittler Hahn. May I use it on my tree and credit you for it?

Thanks for your work on Find A Grave!

Nancy Simonds Wolski
Added by Nancy Simonds Wolski on Apr 25, 2015 2:55 PM
Anna Cary memorial
Hi BjJ, my memorial has been deleted. Thanks for the info on a duplicate memorial. I checked with Cary as the spelling but none was listed, so I went ahead. I have had great success with my searching in the old ISJ papers. Have a great weekend, Walt
Added by Walt on Apr 25, 2015 11:59 AM
AvA powell
RE: Abigail Wright
I appreciate your compassion for relatives .It must be a comfort to you to help so much .
Added by AvA powell on Apr 22, 2015 6:18 PM
Nora Whitehead Harney
I check my source and it was Oakwood Cemetery, not Oak Ridge. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is now corrected.
Added by HarneyFamilyResearch on Apr 21, 2015 3:33 PM
RE: Belle Decker #24041254 photo request
She's not my Isabelle "Belle" Decker. Thanks for the information. I'll delete my request.

Added by Linda on Apr 21, 2015 5:56 AM
AvA powell
RE: Abigail Wright
I don't understand what you mean ,she is my 3rd great grand mother what is it that is not within the guidelines of find a grave .
Added by AvA powell on Apr 19, 2015 11:28 PM
Bruce Cantrall
RE: Cantrall photo request
Hi, Thanks for your help. I may have to send off for the death record from the clerks office to be sure. It does seem reasonable that this is M. E. Cantrall. If this was Marion E. Cantrall (originally spelled Cantrill, and then usually Cantrall), he would have been closer to 65 than 75 and his son was named George Cantrall and George had already moved away to Wisconsin. We are not sure when Marion E. Cantrall was born but 75 would be a little young for his mom to have him. Marion E. Cantrall owned a saloon and a grocery store according to the Springfield City Directory and also "Clerks at Justice Keedy's office - 923 E Mason". He also lived at 912 Miller. --- Cantrill, M E - Saloon 7th and Madison - Babeuf's 1881-1882 Springfield, Illinois Directory ------ Cantrall, M E - 1879 Springfield City Directory - Clerks at Justice Keedy's office - 923 E Mason. ----- Cantrall, Marion E - 1894 Springfield City Directory - Also Cantrall, George A - 308 N 2nd (George lived with is dad Marion E Cantrall) By 1898 neither one was in the city directory but George did show up soon after. 1902 Cantrall George A, lab, res 918 e Reynolds. M. E. could easily have been a driver as part of the many jobs he seems to have done. Thanks. How did you find that record? Bruce Cantrall, Green Bay, WI
Added by Bruce Cantrall on Apr 19, 2015 6:52 PM
glenn kinter
Henry Kinter
Are you a relative? I am a Kinter and am trying to locate a ggg uncle Henry Kinter. Any info on your Henry. The birthday date fits. Thank you Glenn
Added by glenn kinter on Apr 18, 2015 11:34 AM
AvA powell
Abigail Wright
Hi I was wondering if you would be kind enough to transfer Abigail Wright # 23681616 grave to me .She is my 3rd GreatGrand Mother on my Mother's side Wright .Thank you so much for your hard work ,an thank you for caring. Ava Powell
Added by AvA powell on Apr 16, 2015 10:06 AM
Russ Marti
Speckart Photo
Thanks so much for the photo of Sister Speckart, I have been looking for her for quit a while. And thank you so very much for her obit. There was only a small obit in the Highland German paper which I can not read. Again thanks so much for your help. Would you be able to help me with another person from the Springfield area?
Added by Russ Marti on Apr 14, 2015 4:38 PM
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