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priscilla ross-fox (#46605584)
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Bio Photo Folks, you can make correction for memorials on those memorials.
When requesting a transfer pleas include your ID#. It makes it easier for us to transfer memorials.

If you have messages turned off I can't respond to you easily and very sorry but from here on I'm going to ignore them if you don't have messages turned on so I can respond.

Also want to state here: DO NOT clean tombstones please. What I mean is it's OK to remove weeds growing over the top or fallen leaves but please don't do anything else.

I'm terribly sorry that I am very slow in responding to requests.
I had open heart surgery on March 12,2013 and am now in heart failure but I am able to add some additional information as my time permits.
Some of you may not know but you can add photos to any memorial on Find A Grave.

My profile picture was done by me from an old black and white photo of my great grandmother.
I don't take other people's photos without their consent so please do not take my photos without permission & giving me credit for each photograph used. In case you didn't know, every photo taken is protected by copyright.
I don't mind anyone using these tombstone photos for their own research but do not submit to (or other genealogy web sites) or in any printed material. Do not save to disk to give or to sell to anyone else.
Just because you might leave keys in your car does not give me the right to steal it!

Very Important Information: Refer to Find A Grave FAQ regarding the use of any photo on Find A Grave.
*All* photos submitted to Find A Grave are copyrighted by the photographer so please respect the work of every volunteer who shares their time, effort and work product on this site. Most of the photos I have contributed to Find A Grave do not contain a copyright statement that does not mean they are NOT copyrighted. A very good article is here. Please read:
Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogists.
From the above site:

"Created after December 31, 1977
Copyright starts as soon as the work is fixed in some tangible form. The term of the copyright is life of the author plus 70 years, whether the work is published or not."

Original bios are also copyrighted to the author and republishing them on other websites, without the author's permission, constitutes infringement.

Facts are not copyrighted such as census information as they are in the public domain.

I want to give credit to the person for any additional information given to me for a memorial if you tell me who you are!
I have lived in or around Lake Co., IL almost all my life.
My Pratt family came from MA & VT in the mid 1850s & settled in Wauconda, Illinois.
My Golding family came to Wauconda from England.

Many stayed here but some went to areas farther west to settle. I have a tree at Ancestry (Pratt/Webster).
I can make a connection to many, if not most, of the old settlers buried in Wauconda Cemetery. I do not wish to transfer memorials in Wauconda Cemetery to those no closer related than I am. I will add information to these memorials if asked to and give credit to the person supplying it.
My life is certainly rooted in Wauconda.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials I've added for persons not related to me at all...please ask!

Any memorials transferred to me will retain the previous owner's photos and hope the memorials I transfer will also retain the photos and information I have added to them.

Any person's name I've added to Oakwood Cemetery with words such as Waukegan or Waukegan Library list/listing is from their website. It has not otherwise been verified & I probably have not taken a photo of the stone.
Ann D. helps me out with a lot of the entries I make there. Thank you Ann for always being there for me. I really appreciate it.
I also want to thank those who have done some research on the folks I entered memorials for or sent obits.
My history:
As a very young child I spent many hours wandering a large cemetery near where I lived in Norwood Park, IL, even getting lost more than once. So I guess it should be no surprise that I've enjoyed taking photos of old tombstones.

Several others & myself have been doing research on our Lake Co. family connections. It's been quite an adventure & a lot of fun in spite of some frustrations & setbacks. Many thanks go to Sue C. Had she not been so diligent I'd not have found many of my ancestors.

Thanks to Kathy for contributing obits and other information to a number of the memorials I've added.

And thank you to all of you who have transferred and/or taken photos of many of my ancestors. Your work in locating these old stones is much appreciated by myself and others.
Also, when leaving me a message here it would help if you could leave a link to the grave in question...thanks a bunch from an old lady!
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benton nelson
Joseph S Karas
My name is Benton Nelson and I just saw the picture on of the marker for Joseph S. Karas. I believe that is my great uncle. His parents were Eva and Henry Karas. Which part of the cemetery is he in. It has been over 20 yrs since I was out there last. The only other person that would know were his grave is at would have been my grandmother and she passed away in 1999
Added by benton nelson on Apr 26, 2015 7:51 PM
Judson Pettis
You put a not on Judson page but I never could find any record
do you have a link that would help me
"A family bible has been found with his name and several pages of notes in a Chester, VA antiques store. This was posted on RAOGK Facebook page."


Added by SWF on Apr 23, 2015 3:50 PM
RE: Meroah Hepburn Lake
It says "wife of O.H.", but I didn't add any other pictures, so probably not. However.. I will try to take another look when I get a chance. Ask for a picture of the memorial. jett
Added by Jett on Apr 20, 2015 4:47 PM
Carol Mack
RE: A different Asa Oaks?
Off the top of my head, I do not know who this is, but would suspect that it could be a child of some of the Oaks/Bangs clan who moved to Wauconda, IL. I will try to look into it in the next few days.
Added by Carol Mack on Apr 17, 2015 3:33 PM
Carol Mack
RE: Ruby Bangs
I am sorry, I thought I had her, but yes, would be most appreciative if you could do that. Thank you.
Added by Carol Mack on Apr 17, 2015 3:29 PM
Carol Mack
RE: Ruby Bangs
I want to keep her. She is my 3rd great grandmother. Sorry
Added by Carol Mack on Apr 15, 2015 3:14 PM
Carol Mack
RE: Ruby Bangs
I want to keep her. She is my 3rd great grandmother. Sorry
Added by Carol Mack on Apr 15, 2015 3:14 PM
RE: Adding info
Hi, sorry for the late reply.

There is already a memorial on the site for him but for some reason I cannot add the info of his interment/cemetery. I will try asking on the forum and see what I can do. I'll also see if the person who made the memorial can transfer it to me.

I hope you get better soon. I'm sorry for bothering you! I feel like I have caused a lot of trouble for you.

All the best
Added by Beloved on Apr 12, 2015 4:50 PM
Grave Recorder
RE: mistakes
Confirmed. They are in st marys block 44 lot 8
Added by Grave Recorder on Apr 12, 2015 12:58 PM
Grave Recorder
RE: mistakes
I'm going tomorrow and will be seeing. I took those photos 9 months after finishing Oakwoods and it is right on the border of both cemeteries but I will look tomorrow and will let you know.
Added by Grave Recorder on Apr 11, 2015 5:48 PM
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