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cj (#46953377)
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Bio Photo Most of my family settled in Adams and Brown counties, Illinois, therefore my focus has started in these areas.

I am interested in helping other people find their families by entering memorials and filling photo requests. While I'm searching I take extra pictures to place on FAG.

Please notify me if you would like something added, corrected or deleted on a memorial that I have entered. I will respond to those that follow the Find a Grave guidelines and use the EDIT link.

Thanks to all who have helped with information, photos, additions and corrections.
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Jenean Hamilton
RE: Woolsey-Maquon
Thanks much! Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Oct 15, 2014 5:14 PM
Nena Smothers
RE: : Memorial # 18492919
thanks so much I tried really hard to read it, not your fault either maybe in person you can see it better, I want to be sure I got correct info because some of numbers could be 3 or 5 so just was not sure, thanks kindly, happy trials
Added by Nena Smothers on Sep 06, 2014 5:16 PM
Nena Smothers
Memorial# 18492919
do you go to this cemetery anymore?
A photo you took I am trying to read what it says its really hard wondered if you did go there if you could help me out with reading it better esp where it says Wife of .......Brooks thanks kindly

Prairie City Cemetery Prairie City
McDonough County Illinois
Plot: Lot 4 Block 3

Find A Grave Memorial# 18492919
Added by Nena Smothers on Sep 05, 2014 10:24 PM
L E Branz
RE: Mary J Ellinger
I did read your note. Unfortunately, I haven't been to the cemetery, so I'm not in a position to say whether or not the stone is Mary's. It appears that the white headstone would have to be disinterred to see a) if it's legible and b) what it says.
Added by L E Branz on Aug 11, 2014 10:35 AM
obsessive journey
RE: Lorena Wigle
Deleted duplicate, sent updates to birth/death info to you. Thanks for letting me know about duplicate
Added by obsessive journey on Aug 11, 2014 9:57 AM
L E Branz
RE: Mary Ellinger
You're correct--I entered the wrong date of death. It should be Sept. 6, 1863. Her birth date was July 25, 1863. I was working through an Ellinger family history transcription and must have picked up the date from someone other Ellinger. Sorry about that and thanks for double-checking me.
Added by L E Branz on Aug 11, 2014 2:07 AM
Carl and Judi
RE: Mary Catherine Woods
Hi CJ,
I was going by how her name was spelled on the Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index. However, I have found her under the names of Kate Woods & Mary K Woods on US Census reports. So, I guess Catherine may have been spelled Katherine. I'll leave it up to you as to how you want her memorial to read. I've requested a photo of her headstone. Maybe that might help determine how you spell her middle name.
Thanks for contacting me and having me double check my info.
Added by Carl and Judi on Aug 10, 2014 4:40 PM
Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
RE: Emma Combs
I used the Birth Date Calculator from Pro Genealogists to come up with the birth date of 22 Aug 1860

Nancy may be having senior moments. Sorry

Tom G.
Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Jun 06, 2014 7:49 PM
Mike Hughbanks
Welsh Family
Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Welsh family. I noticed you also took photos of David Welsh. Thank you for taking those additional photos.

Added by Mike Hughbanks on May 26, 2014 2:29 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Oscar Betts
Thanks for your efforts!
Added by Bob Orr on May 21, 2014 8:18 PM
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