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Linda T (#46802385)
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Having more fun walking the older areas of the cemeteries and thinking of the histories.

I have photographed all of Oak Grove and more than half of Lakeside in Pekin, IL. There are alot of missing headstones and quite a bit that are unreadable. Getting what I can before they are gone.

I will transfer ONLY within Find A Grave's guidelines. Though happy to add any information you have to the memorials. This is a memorial site, not a family genealogy site.

I also have spent many an hour walking the cemeteries and transcribing headstones that are hard to read. If you take any of the photos and place them on other sites such as Ancestry, at least make credit back to me. May sound selfish, but giving credit to someone for their work is only correct.
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ed p
menorial mimmie geer
linda the tomb stone of Minnie Geer and her daughter erma jones are all in the same area. I have pictures of the two. May I add them two the sight. they are my wifes grandma &mother. Thank you ED. Find a grave member
Added by ed p on Mar 11, 2015 6:34 AM
Jean West Parrott
siblings of Wilbur Lewis West

Wilbur had 2 brothers and one sister and a step-brother.

The ones you do not have if you would like to include them are:

Fremont Edmund West born 21 Sep 1882 Milo, Bureau, IL, USA and died 26 Apr 1959 Princeton, Bureau, IL, USA

John Charles West born Jul 1888 Milo, Bureau, IL, USA and died 18 Jan 1889 Milo, Bureau, IL, USA

Their step-brother (son of John Henry West and his 2nd wife "Mrs" Anna Susanne Christianson) was:

Thomas Elmer West born 01 May 1899 in Wyanet, Bureau, IL, USA and died 18 Jan 1919 Lost Grove, Gowrie Township, Webster, IA, USA

Thank you for your work. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Jean West Parrott on Feb 28, 2015 8:59 AM
Frank Jones, #85074086
Hello Linda...Frank was born in 1844 in Ohio and died Apr. 7, 1909 in Pekin. He was married to Nancy Jane, who is also buried on row 30, grave 13. Frank has no headstone.
Added by theartistinyou on Feb 13, 2015 12:26 PM
Melissa OBrian
rE Mary Catherine SHOCKLEY
Be again Linda

I've found Mary has 3 spouses: Elzie; William Willett; & James Hartness.
Hartness is on a 1900 Marshall co.,Iowa census, with the boys listed as step sons, also a dau Jessie then 13.
She is on a 1829 & 1839 as Willett & widowed, for Pekin in 2 different wards. With George C living with her.
So she had 3 spouses!

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 4:31 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re Harry Guy Elzie
Found the 4th brother Guy at:
# 45412308

Hope this helps you
Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 3:38 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re @70477913
It is a little complicated, but here goes: we are related thusly:
she is
mother-in-law of niece & also stepdaughter of my great grandmother Henrietta BAUGH Kiphart Morton (John W) Stephens.
Joohn mar Henrietta's sister when she refused him to marry Kiphart. As a 2 time widow, he left her sister, Lydia Ann "Annie" BAUGH & their kids, to marry Henrietta! They were happy for 38 years, then she passed.
I lost Annie & only recently found her in Peoria area, where our maternal grandparents were (WOOD, ELLIOTT, CURL).
So I'm kinda glad to find everyone!
And I am searching for both husbands this week.

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 2:53 PM
Melissa OBrian
RE: Re FAG # 70477913
Hi Linda,

I've done it. I believe I put both in last box, try it.

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 1:57 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re FAG # 70477913
I gave the surname of her husband, father of her children through the EDIT...but it was DECLINED?

I admit I do not understand why this would be so?

I've been working the family, a collateral line, & at this writing am still trying to locate his burial coordinates.

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 8:08 AM
Judith Lewis
Mary Curtis Nolder #70894413 for Edit
Mary Curtis Nolder, 6 Nov 1813 - 15 Nov 1871, was the daughter of Joseph Curtis, Jr. and Pattie Martha Mattison. She was born in Greenville, Darke, Ohio. She married James Nolder in 1834. They had 2 daughters, Angenette and Margaret, and 5 sons, Stephen, Charles, Amos, Orrin and Owen. She died in Prairie Creek, Logan, Illinois.

(My second great grandmother. Thank you for the use of her stone's photo.)
Added by Judith Lewis on Jan 10, 2015 6:58 AM
Judith Lewis
James Nolder #70894336 for Edit
James Nolder was born 11 July 1809 in Armstrong, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Nolder and Sara Waterson. He married Mary Curtis in 1834 in Ohio. They farmed and raised a family of 5 sons, Stephen, Charles, Amos, Orrin and Owen and 2 daughters Angenette and Margaret. James served in the 168th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry.
He died in February of 1870 in Prairie Creek, Logan, Illinois.

(My second great grandfather. Thank you for his stone photo.)
Added by Judith Lewis on Jan 10, 2015 6:48 AM
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