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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated December 22, 2014

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

Currently active burial sections (opened for interments on the dates listed):

Cremated remains:
Section 11, August 2012
Section 12, October 2012
Columbarium 7, Wall 10, November 2014

Casket remains:
Section 14, June 2013

I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until after the professional grounds-keepers have had time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable. If I have not uploaded a photo by the 4-month mark, please do request a photo.

October 2014 - The cemetery has been working diligently to re-sod, level all sections. They are currently working on the back of Section 4 and the front of Section 3. This includes raising the height and leveling thousands of marker stones, then removing the old grass/weeds and root system, leveling the ground with new black dirt and laying sod. The sod will need watered for a couple of weeks before those sections are ready to be photographed.

Resoding Sections 5, 7 and 8 is complete.

NOTE: Sodding of gravesites has been discontinued for the winter months and should recommence in late May or early June, 2015.

Thank you for your patience.

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Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.


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In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field, including 8 years as an Electrician in Uncle Sam's Submarine Fleet.

I live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55. I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing).

My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

We have limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and from the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Helen D'Arezzo
Please also add her parents:

11158086 (father)
11158151 (mother)
Added by MAI on Dec 23, 2014 12:16 PM
Helen D'Arezzo
I was about to add an entry for a relative, when I saw you created one for Helen. If you do not want to transfer the page to me, can you add more info from her obituary? Thank you
Added by MAI on Dec 23, 2014 12:14 PM
Lisa Petti-Vitorovich
Mary Thompson-Schmidt
Thanks for the reply. I am Mary's niece and she is my Godmother. Thanks again for posting her memorial and again respectfully respect management transfer.

Lisa Petti
Added by Lisa Petti-Vitorovich on Dec 06, 2014 1:46 PM
Lisa Petti-Vitorovich
Transfer management of #72360156
Respectfully request the management transfer of Mary Thompson-Schmidt: 72360156 to me as I am managing the Thompson family memorial.

My membership # is 46958431

Thanks ~ Lisa Petti
Added by Lisa Petti-Vitorovich on Dec 05, 2014 10:55 PM
Robin Kabrich
Eugene J Weinberger #74015656
Hi, I'm not sure if you can fix this, if not, let me know who can. His wife is Marie E Weinberger # 1307070. HE was a WWII veteran, but rank and branch are listed on HER page, Capt US Army. There is no photo of the marker, but I suspect it is a shared one, hence the mistake. Her page was imported by Veteran's Affairs, so there's no contact link there. Thanks for any assistance!
Added by Robin Kabrich on Dec 03, 2014 2:38 PM
Kerry LaManna
RE: See memorial 136293873
Now why would a person do that when mine was there unless I uploaded a duplicate to that new Beta system which has a TON of glitches in it! who knows
Added by Kerry LaManna on Dec 03, 2014 9:49 AM
Kerry LaManna
RE: Photos
No Problem any time! I was there yesterday they are side by side :)
Added by Kerry LaManna on Dec 01, 2014 12:03 PM
Barbara Samans
RE: Joan I Kilpatrick
never mind I am a bit slow..No wonder he has not find a grave yet. He is still alive OOPS Never mind. DUH!! LOL
Barb Thanks for your help:)
Barb Happy Holidays to you!
Added by Barbara Samans on Dec 01, 2014 9:13 AM
Barbara Samans
RE: Joan I Kilpatrick
Thanks.but wondering why her husband has no find a grave least that I can find? Thought in a military grave wife on back of stone and husband on main part? HMMM
Thanks for doing that..changing it all :)
Added by Barbara Samans on Dec 01, 2014 9:09 AM
Kerry LaManna
RE: Photos
Hi Jer

I uploaded the new photo to the son's memorial Harry j III. Now do you wish the memorial on along with the father's because the older one is Harry Johnson Jr: memorial 841761 headstone shot. these two are side by side Father on one and mother and son on one.

Ethel Johnson: see memorial 136618345 ~ Mother
Harry Johnson Jr: see memorial 841761~ Father
Harry Johnson III: see memorial 72384464 ~ Son

Father has his own plaque mom and son on another does this make sense? so the older one I placed a while ago is the same plaque no need to delete it :)

Added by Kerry LaManna on Dec 01, 2014 7:58 AM
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