|Stacey Shaw Flores (#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.
****Joliet Illinois Area****
I am also available for research should you be looking to obtain copies of obits or other news articles from the old newspapers that are on microfilm at the Joliet Public Library. They have most of the City's newspapers dating back to 1848. Obituaries from the Herald News prior to 2007 are not currently available online. My hourly rate is very reasonable. Please email me if you're interested.
FAMILY INFO & BIO
The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin and Boice. My cousin Tom Lamping, who is also a contributor, has extensively researched the Briggs line and created a great book. 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 amid the early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York (or Canada) and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area for about one year before moving to Joliet. My Grandma Eleanor died in March 1852, shortly after they arrived in town. Grandpa James had 14 or 15 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. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). James father's name is Joseph and was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census; burial unknown. Mother is unknown.
From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage to my grandmother in 1834. My assumption is that he was married to James' mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I've lost track of him. After my grandmother's death in March of 1852, my grandfather married Alice Williams whose background is a complete mystery except that she was born in Ohio. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. Records on Ancestry from another family tree indicate there was another son James born in 1861 but I have not yet confirmed his existence nor does he appear in the household in 1870 with the other two children. Additionally, wife Alice does not appear in the household either. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in December of 1872 about 6 weeks before James.
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. His sons, Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) had also learned the trade and operated the business before and after his death in January, 1873.
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|Bruce Myers||Archie McAllister|
Thanks, Stacey, for the transfer of Archie McAllister in Elmhurst Cemetery! I really appreciate it. Bruce.
|Marilyn Phelps||Emma Saxon Arnberg|
Hi Stacy, thank you so much for the grave photo of Emma Saxon Arnberg - I'm actually related through the Saxon side, so I don't need any transfer of the Arnbergs, but thanks :) Actually, someone had replied to my picture request saying it was an unmarked grave, so imagine my surprise months (maybe over a year?) later to get this nice surprise from you. Thank you so much for all your hard work! Sincerely, Marilyn Phelps
|Tammy Graves||Little Tay|
Stacey Thank You so very much for the transfer, and for all of your hard work. God Bless Tammy
|Marjorie Howes||Thank you!|
Thank you Stacey, for being so easy to work with on Find a grave. Wonderful people like you make it a joy to contribute.
|David Erin Butler||Slocum headstones|
Thank you so very much for snapping photos of these two headstones. They are beautiful, and I can't believe how fast you filled this request. We surely appreciate your kindness!
|email@example.com||RE: Bushing & Klotz Photos|
Hello, please do transfer any Bushing memorials. Altho I am not certain if they all connect to my heritage, I would sure like to research them and add bio info according. Thanks for all you do for so many!
Thanks for Linking Daniel Murphy to his parents.
Added by pomnik on Aug 19, 2013 4:18 PM
|Laura Aanenson||William Barton Spencer|
What a lovely surprise! Thank you for taking such a nice picture of William's headstone.
|DESchuett||William and Emma Vergie|
Thank you for taking the photo of William and Emma's headstone. A very nice surprise!
|TawnyMarie||Margaret Davfenport Waller|
Thank you so much for the picture of her headstone
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