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Stephen Cantrell (#48212706)
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Bio Photo Hi, I enjoy doing research on my extended family, something I inherited from both sides of the family. Their work has given me a headstart. Families that I'm researching include Lapham, Wixson, Hillyard-Hyliard, Jesseph, Rappleye, Van Nuys, Ellison, Cantrell, Gennrich-Genrich, Wilk-Wilkie-Wilczewski, Hoff, and Filipowicz-Phillips. And my wife's family Sawyer, Mumm, Limb, Curry, Barkuloo, Schmidt, and Green.
If I can be of any assistance, please ask. I would also like to thank those in the Find A Grave community for the huge role that you play - THANKS!

A few things I've learned...
Death certificates are good for date and location of death (other info on death certificate is advisory).
Birth certificate is the best source for date of birth, location, and parents.
Info from headstones is also advisory too. Headstones are sometimes put in place decades later by descendants and errors are made.
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Minnie Buster #136044254
Thanks for the info! Have a great night. Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey on Dec 17, 2014 6:16 PM
RE: Edwards, Illinois
Thank You! I will have to try the Peoria Library card method. Ome of my friends told me about it once. I'll figure something out. I'm just amazed that someone I did is known for something. I just thought he had a very unusual name. Thank You again for all your help!
Added by Shawdau on Dec 16, 2014 6:58 PM
Thank You for Your Help
I received a note that Edward Edwards (79993196) is the founder of the town of Edwards - can you find anything about him? I can't go to the libary anymore. Thank You Either Way.
Added by Shawdau on Dec 15, 2014 9:08 PM
RE: Alice May Lex
Thank you for the information on Alice May Breese Lex. I'll never forget the day I took those pictures - Jan. 17, 2011. I slid down Greenwood Terrace and had to crawl back to my car. I'm putting Greenwood Terrace in on those pictures tonight - thanks.
Added by Shawdau on Dec 03, 2014 6:43 PM
RE: Roy Linsley
As it turns out, I don't, other than learning that he was a firefighter. I started to research him thinking he was married to a cousin, when in fact I was barking up the wrong family tree, so to speak. Sorry about that. Oh, he had a son named after him, too.
Added by smarker on Dec 02, 2014 8:05 PM
Karen Ziege Bartelt
Minerva K
Will keep looking for her husband. Not in any of my unprocessed photos. Sometimes they just move away!
Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Dec 01, 2014 9:25 PM
Roy Linsley
Thank you for the quick photo of Roy Linsley's headstone!
Added by smarker on Dec 01, 2014 7:09 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Marian (Giambalvo) Dantone
You're welcome Steve, glad I could help.
Added by Dan Ryan on Nov 30, 2014 12:01 PM
Yogi and Boo Boo
You are smarter than the average bear! Thanks for the tweaks!!
Added by Debra on Nov 29, 2014 1:06 PM
RE: Emma Rastatter Heim
Maybe it was Saint Joseph's - not Mason City - it was a whole, long story about the family coming over from Italy.

Now you know how long it takes for me to search all Swan Lake pictures - it's Mayme who's on the stone with him at Swan Lake. If I pump up hte size of the picture, that's the name to the right of the flowers, but I don't have a picture of her half of the stone. It's right next to my grandparents, though, so it won't be hard to find.
Added by Shawdau on Nov 25, 2014 8:41 PM
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