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Linda T (#46802385)
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Bio Photo 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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Wm. P. Dugan memorial
Hi, email me if I can scan you his obit for extra info, it was next to a relative of mine. I'm #47489588
Added by JuJu on Aug 27, 2016 2:32 PM
Larry Wilson
Mary Crabb Tomm
Born Cal 23 May 1856

Prairie Rest Cemetery, Delavan, Illinois
Added by Larry Wilson on Aug 09, 2016 6:05 PM
Val Caulfield
RE: Sarah Long Haines
Maybe it showed up goofy someplace. I see that on family search sometimes, where a good intention-ed but uninformed indexer has picked up a wrong line or typo. Thanks for the fix!
Added by Val Caulfield on Jul 27, 2016 10:31 AM
Phaedra Swearengin
RE: John Gainer Memorial #68464586
I just KNEW you had to be related! My grandmother Thelma lived with "Aunt May", as my dad called her, after the death of her mother Ella, Mary Ann's sister. Please, by all means, use the email listed on my profile and drop me a line. I would love to know where to get a copy of the book you refer to and share some photos with you.
Added by Phaedra Swearengin on Jul 26, 2016 11:44 AM
Phaedra Swearengin
John Gainer Memorial #68464586
There is a black and white picture/drawing of John Gainer attached to his Find A Grave profile that says it was contributed by you. According to my records, Johannes "John" Gainer had a son named John Martin Gainer. These two men are my 3rd great grandfather and 3rd great-uncle. I am descended from Emma Gainer. I was curious how you knew which John Gainer it was in the photo... And if you knew where I might find others of members of this family?
On a side note, I have been to Woodrow Cemetery and stood in front of this grave. I understood these people were family and I felt much reverence and respect, but I'd love to go back someday now that I "know" these people through my genealogical research. My most sincere thanks for doing what you do. Without this information, some of us would never know more about our families.
Added by Phaedra Swearengin on Jul 25, 2016 11:06 PM
Scheidels in Lakeside Cemetery
Thanks for your efforts, Linda!
Added by Rita on Jul 06, 2016 9:05 AM
Mike Corray
Stella Dennis Halstod
Forget my request. You had posted the information on Stella's memorial, from the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths - sorry to trouble you! Mike
Added by Mike Corray on Jul 04, 2016 3:59 PM
Mike Corray
Stella Dennis Halstod in Lake Side

Can you tell me where the information on Stella Dennis Halstod's parents came from? I was showing Lillie Arbuckle as Stella's mother with Emily McIntosh possibly being a 2nd or 3rd wife of William Stephen Dennis. I believe Lillie Arbuckle died in 1907 in LeRoy, Illinois, possibly due to childbirth as she was buried with an infant in Oak Grove cemetery. Data is vague so looking for verification. Thanks for adding that headstone. Her trail had gone cold after the 1910 Federal Census.

Mike Corray #48079886
Added by Mike Corray on Jul 04, 2016 2:07 PM
David Abad
Correct Parents for George Schwinn (1872 - 1959)

The correct parents for George Schwinn (1872 -1959), Memorial #76158077, are John Schwinn, Memorial #134869739, and Christine Thierolf, Memorial #67196961. This can be seen from the record of his marriage to Elizabeth Katherine Sattler at and the record of his christening in Germany at Please attach him to his correct parents.

David Abad
Added by David Abad on Jun 26, 2016 5:11 PM
RE: Scheidels in Lakeside Cemetery
Added by Rita on Jun 24, 2016 8:33 AM
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