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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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Eads Family at Oquawka
Thank you for taking the time to get these family member's headstone photos for us.
Added by MDiggens on Feb 27, 2015 11:02 AM
Pictures of Cunningham Family
Thank you for the gravestone pictures. They are just what I needed and am too far away to have visited anytime soon.
Thanks again,
Added by Angie on Feb 25, 2015 3:38 PM
Kathy Burr
RE: Odendahl pic
I would greatly appreciate finding an age at time of death...the stone is so old and hard to read..
thanks!!! :)
Added by Kathy Burr on Feb 24, 2015 4:35 PM
Willard L Ghrist Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by kck on Feb 24, 2015 1:17 PM
Kathy Burr
Odendahl pic
thanks so much! can you tell her age??? :) k
Added by Kathy Burr on Feb 24, 2015 12:02 PM
Eads Family at Oquawka
Hello Ron,
I see you've taken some nice photos at this cemetery. I've just requested photos of the rest of the Ead family's markers. These are relatives and I'd love to see the photos. Are you still available to claim those requests? Thanks for your help.
Added by MDiggens on Jan 23, 2015 3:29 PM
Debbie Hudson
headstones pictures Delabar
thank you for posting the headstone pictures of the Delabars
Added by Debbie Hudson on Dec 05, 2014 2:07 PM
Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler
David & Isbell Welch
Thank you so very much for taking the time to take these pictures. David & Isbell Welch were my G-Grandmother Maude Welch's grandparents. Her father,John Welch, was their first born. He was a Constable in Oquawka and was shot & killed on Jan. 11, 1859 while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a flouring mill.
Added by Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler on Dec 04, 2014 2:09 PM
Debbie Hudson
Ron where did you take this picture at it says on find a grave burial unknown Elizabth Pence wife of Thomas WElls
Added by Debbie Hudson on Nov 13, 2014 7:55 AM
Diane Pedersen
Elizabeth Adair
Thank you for going to the cemetery and trying to locate her headstone. I wonder what happened to it. I appreciate you taking time to do this for me.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Oct 28, 2014 6:05 PM
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