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Ann (#46964942)
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Bio Photo Stories of my Illinois ancestors were shared with me by my great grandmother Grace Ellen Smith Scanlon at an early age and this sparked a deep interest in genealogy and learning more about my heritage. After many years of library and Internet research I decided to visit the areas where my Smith, Rowland, and Wilkerson ancestors once lived. I've now made several trips to Illinois, and over the course of these visits have developed an interest in documenting cemeteries. My main focus is on abandoned family farm and small community cemeteries that are difficult to locate and are in the greatest need of being recorded. Although it has been a few years since I have visited these places in person, I continue to research at home and help fellow researchers on the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Illinois website.

My experiences visiting and documenting abandoned cemeteries in Illinois ultimately led me to return to school and earn a master's degree in archaeology. As part of my master's thesis I researched how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster have been memorialized. I am thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. who helped me locate and photograph the grave of each flood victim so they are not forgotten. This research continues. Join our discussions in the FB group "St. Francis Dam Archaeology".

I do my best to provide complete and accurate information in all my postings. Corrections are encouraged! I will gladly transfer memorials to family and I am happy share my photographs, but please give proper credit: "Ann Stoddard, Find A Grave #46964942". If I have offended anyone by adding their loved ones to the site please let me know and I will promptly remove the memorial.

I can be contacted at ann.stoddard@gmail.com
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Carrie
Mable Chase
Hi, After searching for many years I was able to obtain a death record for Mable Chase living in Los Angeles, CA. I gather there was no marker to photo as there was nothing next to her name in the list. I do know she was born Aug. 11, 1888 in Ft. Edward, NY. She left there in 1929 when her mother died for Glendale, CA. I am locating my mother's many uncles and aunts from the Chase family and have one more to find. Howard Alverton Chase, born May 25, 1895 in Ft. Edward and last information was registration for WW2 in Seattle, WA. If you ever come across his name would appreciate hearing. Thank you for all you do for we researchers. Carolyn DeCerce crd225@yahoo.com
Added by Carrie on Jul 24, 2016 8:48 AM
B J
RE: Harding White
Ann thanks for the follow up. Would like to include that great bit of info in his bio also. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 22, 2016 2:58 PM
B J
Harding White
Ann, thanks for the edit for Harding. Always ask if people are related to the people they submit edits for. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 22, 2016 11:17 AM
John Awbrey
Sarah Patricia Tidwell Overby
The reason I had asked is it looks like she in in Etowah County, AL in the 1900 census. It looks like Mr. Overby is her 2nd husband as there are 2 Pankey step-sons in the household. Is this the same woman or am I mistaken ?
Added by John Awbrey on Jul 16, 2016 5:54 PM
John Awbrey
Sarah Patricia Tidwell Overby
Hi. If you are related to Sarah Patricia Tidwell Overby #37121529, I have some questions. Please email me at johncawbrey@gmail.com
Added by John Awbrey on Jul 11, 2016 1:08 AM
JC
Frank Henry Miller
Hi Ann,

Happy to find my great uncle Frank Miller. I added his mothers' grave site, but unfortunately haven't been able to locate his father who is buried in beaver county Pennsylvania, His mother is buried in Dresden Ohio with her son John Herman Miller. My father is buried next to her, David Laurence Miller.

Thanks again for your efforts.

Joy Cook
Added by JC on Jul 07, 2016 6:02 AM
JC
Frank Henry Miller
Hi Ann,

Happy to find my great uncle Frank Miller. I added his mothers' grave site, but unfortunately haven't been able to locate his father who is buried in beaver county Pennsylvania, His mother is buried in Dresden Ohio with her son John Herman Miller. My father is buried next to her, David Laurence Miller.

Thanks again for your efforts.

Joy Cook
Added by JC on Jul 07, 2016 5:58 AM
Peggy Mac
Dews Family Cemetery in Illinois
Hi Ann,

Thanks for quickly processing the links of the four Dews toddlers to their parents John and Syliva(Morris) Dews. I'm just curious what you know about this cemetery since Find A Grave doesn't really have a cemetery description. Do know if there are headstones?


Peggy
Added by Peggy Mac on Jul 06, 2016 12:25 PM
Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Antonio Ducharme photo request
You're welcome! I just got lucky and took a pic not knowing it was a request. Their office is not very helpful, so I take a bunch of pics in different areas and hope maybe to fulfill a request. Take care! -Carolyn
Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Jun 24, 2016 12:00 PM
KCHM
RE: Richard Pope
Believe it or not I figured thats what happened.
Added by KCHM on May 01, 2016 6:16 PM
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