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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo 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.
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September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.
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2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
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I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use Ancestry.com , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 Ancestry.com :)

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"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

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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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85th IIL Infantry Co D (69)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (73)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (67)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (75)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (49)
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PrairieWind Girl
Richards grave sites
Hello from North Dakota! I am searching for my greatgreatgrandparents grave sites. Family lore is they are buried in Bader Cemetery near the corner but I don't see them listed. Can you help me locate them? Names are Jacob and Sarah (Maple) Richards. Approximate birth dates are 1831 and 1838. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

- H. R. Young
Added by PrairieWind Girl on Apr 17, 2015 7:14 PM
PrairieWind Girl
Richards grave sites
Hello from North Dakota! I am searching for my threat grandparents grave sites. Family lore is they are buried in Based Cemetery but I don't see them listed. Can you help me locate them? Names are Jacob and Sarah (Maple) Richards. Approximate birth dates are 1831 and 1838. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

- H. R. Young
Added by PrairieWind Girl on Apr 17, 2015 7:10 PM
Leslie & Don
Frampton
Thank you for creating the memorials for my grandparents, for photographing headstones and all the other work you have done and continue to do for Find A Grave. I really appreciate all your hard work. And, thanks so much for the transfers of my grandparents. Take care...
Added by Leslie & Don on Apr 16, 2015 5:50 PM
Neeby
RE: Sarah Allison
Hi Debra,

Thank you for reminding me! And yes, that was very helpful. I've located several locations now.
Added by Neeby on Apr 16, 2015 3:53 PM
Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Eilert Ernest Louis Harfst
Hi, Debra,

Thank you for the information and picture which you have added. As he and my grandmother and father were estranged, I have nothing like that which I could have added myself. I appreciate it.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Apr 10, 2015 1:46 PM
cindyleejackson
RE: Stephen Beaty
Hi Debra, Thanks for the transfer. I am sure there will be others I will want to manage so I appreciate the offer. For now, my focus has turned from building a family tree to making sure family members are linked on Find a Grave. As you know, it is a tremendously valuable resource for those researching their families and thankfully, still free. The "sisters" and I sure appreciate all the work you have done creating memorials so we can go out and take photos for them!
Added by cindyleejackson on Apr 10, 2015 10:54 AM
Jeanie Brown
Parry transfers
Debra, thank you for the transfers in the Parry family.
I will see that they are well tended.

Thank you for all your kind labor and work. Much appreciated.
Added by Jeanie Brown on Apr 06, 2015 6:40 PM
Becky Turley
RE: Josephine Kirby
Debra,thanks so much for the quick reply..Thanks for the additional details. We will watch for further info. That is so nice of you to do this and so helpful as it is something we cannot do living so far away. thanks again. Becky
Added by Becky Turley on Mar 24, 2015 7:41 PM
gweisbar
Roy Goben
Debra,
Thanks so much for the blurb you added on my grandfather. I have sent you my email address via your email.
Ginger Goben Weisbarth
Added by gweisbar on Mar 24, 2015 11:53 AM
Becky Turley
Josephine Kirby
Find a Grave Memorial #9449968
Thank you so much for the picture of the gravestone. Is there any way that rubbing or a closer look to find the dates. There seems to be something on the bottom but I cannot tell what it is. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Becky
Added by Becky Turley on Mar 24, 2015 9:37 AM
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