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I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much. |
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible.
I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.
Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT."
ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter
The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. Iíve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.
A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. Iíve also used photographerís reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon
Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered.
Thanks to all the volunteer photo takers for posting photos I have requested. I am very grateful for them taking their time in getting and posting. I sometimes don't thank them personally, but thank them for getting something I have asked for.
Don't view my emails everyday, to thank them faithfully. But I appreciate their dedication in getting them.
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|normandybrew||RE: Mabel Case Ranney|
Mabel & Wilber married sometime between 1910 & 1918, haven't been able to find a record.
Mabel's father Mortimer H Case is on findagrave record Find A Grave Memorial# 73581205 - Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Ford, Illinois;
Haven't been able to find a findagrave for her mother Anne (or Anna or Annie) Lepper Case although her death record (Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 - FHL Film Number: 1684327) says that she was buried in Paxton, Ford on 8 Feb 1932. She died 6 Feb 1932 in Bloomington, Mclean.
I haven't found any obituaries for any of them.
Not much info for you but every little helps.
Best wishes from Normandy, France
|normandybrew||RE: Mabel Case Ranney|
It is Mabel's mother, Anna Maria Lepper who is in my family tree - third cousin twice removed! I don't know anything about the Ranneys I'm afraid, but I can trace Mabel's mother's line back to 16th century in Sussex, England.
Good luck with your research
|John Reeves||RE: Minnie Rhodes Reeves|
Thank you for your message. I just discovered it was there this morning. Minnie was married to a man named Amos Rhodes who died before she married John Trumbull. My grandfather had many half-siblings that were Amos' children, even though he was an only child.
|Julie Lilienthal Foster||RE: Maudie Mattingly Erps Peak|
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I haven't done any genealogy research in several years. I have a copy of Maudie Peak Erps obituary and it looks like I found it in the Pekin Daily Times. I'm sure I got a copy from the microfilm that the Pekin Library had on file. I normally document what date I found the obituary but this must have been from very early in my research when I wasn't as good about documenting my sources. I can scan this obituary and e-mail it to you if you'd like.
Mrs. Maudie Mattingly Peak Erps
B: Feb. 9, 1920, Bloomfield, KY
D: Sept. 5, 1979, Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL
Buried: Sept. 8, 1979, Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL
1st marriage: Howard Peak, Jan. 30, 1939 at Lawrenceburg, KY. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1961
2nd marriage: Robert Erps, July 6, 1966 in Pekin, IL - he was still surviving at the time of her death.
At the time of her death she was also survived bu one son, Gilman Peak of Pekin and two daughters, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Henderson of San Jose and Mrs. Thomas (Rose) Buchanan of Pekin.
One son, a great-grandchild, a sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
I have Robert Erps obituary as well. He died July 28, 1988, Pekin Convalescent Center, Pekin, IL
Maudie's children were still living at the time of Robert's death.
Hope this helps!
|Jeffrey Shorf Sr.||RE: Lydia Wollpert|
It was my pleasure.It looks like it may have been broke off at the base and it was just leaning against another stone.
|Marilee Mouser||Mary Elizabeth Hathaway Mouser|
Gina, I see you created her memorial--thank you!! Any idea where her husband may rest? Charles Raymond Mouser, d. 1983???
|ida-may tisdale||my husband|
Gina I'd like to combine mine and your sites.I didn't know you had made a site for my husband.I appreciate that.I'd also like to know where you got the Nascar insignia at and how you knew he loved Nascar.I wrote to you earlier about something else but I can't remember what.Ha!Ha!I don't have a picture of his marker.I truly appreciate it. Ida-May Toy lady
Thanks for the transfer of the memorial for Rosemary Edith (Parker) Van Meter). It is very much appreciated. I have placed her in the proper cemetery and she is now linked with her parents, husband and children. Find A Grave Memorial# 96389778
|Jacquelyn Ford||RE: John R. Puckett #: 36036396|
My husbands Great Grand mother was married to James Price.
|Rhonda Deischer||Landon J Cherrone site|
Hi Gina - when you get a chance, would you please update the spelling on Landon's site?
His mother: Emelie Laursen Cherrone
Maternal grandmother: Judy Lee Laursen
Great maternal grandparents: Frank & Mary Laursen
Thanks so much!
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