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Ron Chapin (#47518769)
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Bio Photo I got interested in my geneology after I did some restoration on the Chapin plot.

Samuel Chapin ( in the plot ) was my three times great grandfather.Samuel was a Veteran of the Revolutionary and War of 1812.
Samuel's son James Corse, my twice great. I have yet to locate him or his death date.
James Corse's son Walter, my great.
Walter's son Frank, my grand.Walter was in the Civil War.
Frank's son Clayton, my father.

I have finished plotting the Oquawka Cemetery.
I have almost 3900 burials in a data base by plot number.
I can find any burial in a very short time now.
Some stones that were there in 1980, I can not find now.
If you need help finding someone, just let me know, I can help with that.

When ever possible I put the plot number in my memorials. I know this does most people no good, but it does help me locate them. There is no online map to the cemetery and until this year there was no map of what is called the West Addition. I made one. The cemetery association now has one and I have the original.

Thank you in advance for transferring any memorials to me.
It's nice to get them under one roof,so to speak.

If I can help you in any way,just ask and I'll try.
And any help you can give will be greatly appreciated,
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RE: Donald Peterson, Aspen Grove
I'm sorry, I don't. I take pics occasionally at Aspen Grove and if they aren't on here I add them, but I don't know them. I did find an obituary for him here:
Added by J.B. on Jun 30, 2014 8:25 PM
Lynne Stallcop
RE: James Hall
Thanks very much Ron, I really appreciate the effort on your part, and it is nice to know what happened.

Added by Lynne Stallcop on May 06, 2014 9:18 AM
Lynne Stallcop
RE: James Hall
That would be really awesome, thanks. If you see the actual death record, can you look and see if his parents names are listed?

Added by Lynne Stallcop on May 04, 2014 12:27 PM
Lynne Stallcop
RE: James Hall
I am still trying to find an article or something about his death. I have no idea what happened to his parents or sister yet, but still digging. I had not heard anything about a possible drowning, so that is interesting.
Added by Lynne Stallcop on May 04, 2014 10:28 AM
Lynne Stallcop
James Hall
Hi Ron,
Thanks for the photo of James's headstone, I appreciate it. One piece in the puzzle of a family that I can't find :-)

Added by Lynne Stallcop on May 04, 2014 10:02 AM
L. Forbes
Fred F Essex
Memorial #101446893 Hey Ron would you want to remove this, I was just saying it was up to you what you wanted to add:

L Forbes-just thought I would throw this information in and you can decide what more you want to add if any.
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Mar 10, 2014 7:54 PM
Augusta Knutstrom at Biggsville
Mrs. Charles Knutstrom passed away yesterday morning about ten o'clock at her home here, after a long illness, aged 72 years and two months. Augusta Johanna Lyman was born in Ostergotland, Sweden April 28, 1857. She married Charles Knutstrom on Dec. 17, 1875 in Gladstone. Three sons Theodore of Stronghurst, Walter and Ed of Gladstone; and a daughter Mrs Carl Swedeland of Gladstone. Two sisters, Mrs. Emily Hyland of Portland, OR and Anna Bjork who cared for Augusta during her illness. She was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church in Gladstone.

You might already have this, but thought I'd send it along. KEEP WARM! Ruth
Added by Shawdau on Jan 03, 2014 9:36 PM
Kay Youngberry
RE: Oquawka cemetery stone photos
HI Ron, Thnak you very mush for that. I appropriate it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kind Regards Kay
Added by Kay Youngberry on Dec 24, 2013 3:19 PM
Pat Osborn
Osborn Family Graves
Hi Ron,
I unexpectedly located some old Osborn family graves in Avon Cemetery so decided to see what I might find elsewhere where my husband's family lived. I was so excited to see that you have a Mary Osborn (#87036663) and I hope it's the one I've been searching for. You also have a Mary Osborn(#87036666),Mary Ellen Osborn (#87036664) and Rebecca Osborn (#87036667). I sure hope these are ours. If your numbers are consecutive then it appears they are buried close together and therefore might all be related. I'm wondering what your source is for the information. Does the fact that there aren't any pictures of gravestones mean that they don't have any or that someone hasn't taken any? I know it was a long time ago but is there any possibility of any obits or any information that might give me a clue as to whether these are our family or not. My husband's 2nd great grandfather, Alfred Osborn left Maine and came to Illinois about 1836. He taught school at Knoxville and then about 1840 he went into the mercantile business in Oquawka and then later moved to Greenbush. I know that his 1st wife Mary Holway died young as did 2 or 3 of their children, but don't know their names. I would sure appreciate any help you can give me to see if these are the people we're looking for.

Pat Osborn
Boise, Idaho
Added by Pat Osborn on Dec 01, 2013 2:29 AM
Caroline Torley
Just FYI--Caroline Torley (1807-1894) was Bertha Torley Radmacher's mother. Her husband, Frederick Torley, is buried in West Point, IA. His # is 55261095. There is a findagrave page for Caroline showing her buried in West Point, IA, as well. That one is # 55261028. However, there is no tombstone photo. Being as her husband pre-deceased her, it is likely she came to Oquawka to live with one of her children, and died there. I don't think they'd put a tombstone in Oquawka if she was buried in West Point.

Also, chances are all those Torley infants are either Joseph Torley's children or Frederick Torley's (Jr) children (he had 6, but only 3 survived). Frederick lived in Warren Co. and was Joseph and Bertha's brother.

Added by Laura on Nov 30, 2013 4:08 PM
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