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Linda T (#46802385)
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Having more fun walking the older areas of the cemeteries and thinking of the histories.

I have photographed all of Oak Grove and more than half of Lakeside in Pekin, IL. There are alot of missing headstones and quite a bit that are unreadable. Getting what I can before they are gone.

I will transfer ONLY within Find A Grave's guidelines. Though happy to add any information you have to the memorials. This is a memorial site, not a family genealogy site.

I also have spent many an hour walking the cemeteries and transcribing headstones that are hard to read. If you take any of the photos and place them on other sites such as Ancestry, at least make credit back to me. May sound selfish, but giving credit to someone for their work is only correct.
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RE: New Addition?
Was hoping you would give me an alternate way of sending you the information, but I know sometimes it is hard to trust things like that. So here is her obituary from, I am sure, "The Idaho Daily Statesman" sometime during the week of February 17th-22nd, 1946.
The community lost two of its prominent matrons during the past week in the deaths of Mrs. Margaret Russell, who passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise from cancer, and the rather sudden death of Mrs. Margaret Lackland, Saturday evening at her home in Parma from a heart attack. (my grandmother had written in Feb.16, 1946 M.L., beside her name, Feb. 13 by Mrs.Russell's. The heading was followed by the obit of Mrs. Russell, which I spared you. Then the obituary for Mrs. Lackland)

Margaret Ann Barry was born in Washington D.C., the daughter of Capt. and Mrs Richard Standish Barry. At an early age her parents moved to Tremont, Illinois where her early life was spent. Later, teaching school in that place. She was married to W.R. Lackland, a Morton, Illinois banker. To this union four sons were born, William Rayburn of California; Bruce Barry of Peoria, Illinois; Robert Evans of New York City and Donald Leonard of Parma. These with eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, two nieces and two nephews are left to mourn her loss.
In Morton, Mrs Lackland was much interested in church and Eastern Star work and social activities, where she had many friends.
Since coming to Parma she became a member of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Church, nd was active in it organizations. For many years after coming to Parma, in 1919, Mrs. Lackland and her husband and family made their home on a farm near Parma, while he served as cashier of the Parma State Bank. After Mr. Lackland died in April 1931, Mrs Lackland continued to make the farm home, until the past few years when she moved to town.
Short funeral services, in charge of Rev. Stanley Banks, were held Tuesday afternoon at Peckham-Williamson's Funeral Parlors in Caldwell, and the body was shipped to her former home in Illinois for burial in a private family plot, beside her husband. Her son, Don accompanied the body east for burial, and was met in Green River, Wyoming, by his brother, William from California, who will continue the trip with him. The other two sons will meet them for burial services.
(The Statesman Idaho Wire)
CALDWELL-Services for Mrs. Margaret Barry Lackland will be held Tuesday at 4p.m. at the Peckham-Dakan chapel, with the Rev. Stanley Banks of Parma officiating. Interment will be in Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Lackand, 79, died at her home at Parma, Saturday. (again my grand mother wrote in Feb. 16 '46)
Born in Washington D.C. she had been a resident of Parma since 1919. Survivors are four sons, William, Los Angeles; Bruce, Peoria, Ill; Robert, North Plainfield, N.J., and Donald, Parma; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was affiliated with the Community church at Parma and teh O.E.S. chapter of Morton, Ill.

1900 census show her birthdate Oct. 1864 in District of Columbia. Also shows married 11 yrs. Family Trees have it as Oct 18, 1888

It is nice of you to take this on - I think there is enough information for you to add her, anyway I hope so. Again thank you for your consideration.

A. Boyd

Added by Boyd on Dec 09, 2014 3:25 PM
Steve Rinne
Captain Clark Preston
Thank you for your information regarding the crash of #42-65347, nicknamed "Fortunes Follies." commanded by Capt. Preston. My uncle was navigator on that crew.
Added by Steve Rinne on Dec 09, 2014 2:40 PM
New Addition?
I found an obituary in my grandmothers diary this week that belongs to Margaret Ann (Barry) Lackland. It gives reference to her being taken back to Illinois to be beside her husband, W.R. Lackland who died in 1931. I did find him in the Tennessee Point Cemetery. The information posted matches what is mentioned in her obituary, except the child listed. (Can't figure out how a son can be born before the father, oh well). The person who has his memorial, # 68358335, has it blocked so I couldn't give him any information. Where you have other memorials of the family I thought you might be interested in adding her. I am no relation but do try to help. I am a believer in what this site tries to do. No it is a genealogy site but I think it is important to link family when we can. Let me know and I will be glad to give Margaret's information to you.
Added by Boyd on Dec 07, 2014 10:33 AM
Mindy Weiss
Thank you for adding these pictures!
Added by Mindy Weiss on Nov 30, 2014 11:52 AM
Memorial 116335062
I requested a link to father a while back. I believe I made an error. Two brothers, Monroe and Morgan each had a son named Bert (well, one was Albertus and one was Burtley). I'm submitting an edit for the link removal and may request another link when I find out more.
Added by barrettr135 on Nov 25, 2014 7:55 PM
LeRoy Brown # 127063537
Thank you so much for the photo of LeRoy & Hazel's grave!
Added by Dozard on Nov 21, 2014 8:25 PM
Denise Lo
Re: Benjamin Hoff
Benjamin is my husband gggrandfather, what more do you know of the connection of Benjamin. His daughter Elizabeth is my husbands line.John W Lowman is my husbands ggrandfather on his fathers side. I traced John W Lowman to Maryland and ran into confusion. Could you help please?
Added by Denise Lo on Nov 18, 2014 5:39 PM
RE: George James Young b 1872
Thanks....Wow I just noticed how many pictures you have posted. I hope to have that many someday.
Added by Nicky on Nov 17, 2014 3:07 PM
George James Young b 1872
Hello again Linda,
Thanks again for the obit and death cert for George, but I have another question. Do you happen to know what newspaper published the obit?
Added by Nicky on Nov 17, 2014 2:02 PM
Bill Meyers
Martin Houston
Martin Houston, mem 75584829, is the husband of Jennie, 75584723, and Harry, mem 75583759, is their son. I think the links were mixed.

Also, upon close inspection, Martin was born in 1868 rather than 1863.

I'm not related. My father worked for Martin on the river boats.

Thanks for your postings on Find-a-Grave. It has become a wonderful site due to the efforts of people like you.

Bill Meyers
Added by Bill Meyers on Oct 31, 2014 8:47 PM
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