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Stacey Shaw (#47914361)
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.

PHOTO REQUESTORS: I enjoy helping families by completing photo requests. Help me to help you. Please take the time to contact the cemetery to get the detailed burial info (Section, Block, Lot, or however it's marked) prior to submitting your request. Whether or not they have a headstone is also extremely helpful.

I love this site but this is one point I find very frustrating. The last few years I've been spending most of my time in Oakridge-Glen Oak cemetery in Hillside, IL. It currently has well over 50,000 burials and 300+ photo requests that contain no plot info for the photo volunteer. How do you expect someone to find and get a pic of your loved one when they don't know where to start looking?

NOTE: Please don't assume that all cemeteries have a public database to look up the info. There are a lot that don't yet. Oakridge doesn't have one and the office staff is not helpful to photo volunteers.


The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons, Dishman and Baird.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.

My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, my Grandmother died. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.

After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams (last name provided by someone else's tree on whose background is a complete mystery. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.

I'm also pretty sure that my grandfather was married once before he married my grandmother. From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage by banns to my grandmother in 1834. Again, my assumption is that he was married to James mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.

My 4th Great Grandfather's name was Joseph who was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census, the lone document where I found his name. In addition, per the same census, he was residing alone in the household with James which means he was probably widowed by that time. My 4th Great Grandmother Shaw's name and their final resting places are unknown.

My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby.

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Hedley Bagnall
Hi Stacey

If you look at the baptismal record for Hedley in Family Search it states his full name as Hedley Havelock Bagnall. I was going to send you a picture but it appears your email is not working.

Added by CB on Jul 22, 2015 9:11 AM
CATTO grave
Thank you so much for the photo of George Catto's grave - it is much appreciated
Added by trayna on Jul 20, 2015 11:33 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
Sarah Totten
I am so excited about my Sarah Totten photo. Thanks so much for doing that!!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Jul 11, 2015 3:05 PM
photo request for James Ammons
Yes, please do look again....I really would like to know if he has a marker or not....
he was homeless when he passed away and I think welfare paid for his burial....

but he was a WWII wounded vet and deserves a marker from the military.

If he does not have one, I will pursue getting the govt. to put one there for him....

I live in WV so I am at a disadvantage to look, but I appreciate you doing this for me.

Bless you!!
Added by Anna on Jul 11, 2015 9:20 AM
b g
RE: Marie A Brauer Krieger
Marie A Brauer Krieger was married to the son of Charles and Martha Krieger. I had no luck finding him, yet.
Added by b g on Jul 11, 2015 2:26 AM
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Marie A Brauer Krieger
Thank you very much for the photo. That was very nice of you.
Added by b g on Jul 10, 2015 11:02 AM
Monique Whitman
The Ross Pictures
Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures of the Ross markers in Arlington (Elmhurst.)
Added by Monique Whitman on Jul 06, 2015 2:03 AM
Bill Norman
RE: Charles Hoinville Photo Request - Oakridge Cemetery
Hi Stacey,
Thank you so much for taking and posting the headstone photos for Charles and the rest of his family. Excellent photos. Great job. I hope you have a spectacular 4th of July.
Added by Bill Norman on Jul 04, 2015 5:58 AM
RE: Thanks so much Stacey,
Why, thanks. You have a wonderful 4th too.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 03, 2015 9:32 AM
RE: Thanks so much Stacey,
Sorry to ask but... would you add the other side here too, 145812664. Thanks so much.
Added by MyGrandmaAnne on Jul 03, 2015 9:07 AM
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