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Ann (#46964942)
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Bio Photo Stories of my Illinois ancestors were shared with me by my great grandmother Grace Ellen Smith Scanlon at an early age and this sparked a deep interest in genealogy and learning more about my heritage. After many years of library and Internet research I decided to visit the areas where my Smith, Rowland, and Wilkerson ancestors once lived. I've now made several trips to Illinois, specifically Montgomery County, and over the course of these visits have developed an interest in documenting cemeteries. My main focus is on abandoned family farm and small community cemeteries that are difficult to locate and are in the greatest need of being recorded.

It's exciting to research how everyone in a cemetery is related to each other and I enjoy getting emails from descendants who have discovered pictures of their ancestors graves here on this fabulous site.

Closer to home my Mom and I are helping with photo requests and general clean-up at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale.

As part of my masters thesis I documented how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster have been memorialized. I am thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. who helped me locate and photograph the grave of each flood victim so they are not forgotten.

I do my best to provide complete and accurate information in all my postings. Corrections are encouraged! I will gladly transfer memorials to family and I am happy share my photographs, but please give proper credit: "Ann Stoddard, Find A Grave #46964942". If I have offended anyone by adding their loved ones to the site please let me know and I will promptly remove the memorial.

I can be contacted at ann.stoddard@gmail.com
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Pam
Credit where due
I've updated my profile to include Pioneer, and added a link to your profile in thanks for the work.
Added by Pam on Dec 17, 2014 2:17 PM
Pam
RE: Pioneer updates
Thanks for the info. Big project. Happy to update and appreciate the effort!
Added by Pam on Dec 17, 2014 1:45 PM
Pam
Pioneer updates
I've received a huge batch of updates on the Pioneer Cemetery from you in the last few days. Could you please let me know what the source or sources you are using to update the memorials, since there aren't photos available, and the records are limited? I'd like to include those references, and make it easier for anyone who is finding family there. Trying not to make assumptions, due to past troubles. Thanks for understanding.
Added by Pam on Dec 15, 2014 11:57 PM
Pam
Rosa Olme
Hi Ann - Thanks for the edit request on Rosa Olme. I've put in a photo request at both Glendale & Pioneer to help clarify, as the Forest Lawn online directory does not show Rosa's birth or death dates, and we've found that OCCASIONALLY those blanks have resulted because of an error in their records over the years. If you have more personal knowledge, or a death certificate, please let me know through an edit request, and I'll happily update.
Added by Pam on Dec 07, 2014 8:36 PM
Anonymous Graver
St. Francis Dam Victims
I noticed you have been working on photos for victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster. I created several memorials for victims who are buried at Piru Cemetery and there are pictures on the memorials - if that helps at all.
Added by Anonymous Graver on Nov 30, 2014 6:35 PM
daveandlibby
transfer
Ann, thank you so much---again! You have such a generous heart, and I appreciate your transfer of Mary McWilliams' memorial to me. Libby
Added by daveandlibby on Nov 30, 2014 3:25 PM
daveandlibby
RE: transfer of memorial request
Oh my goodness, Ann! That is amazing, and extremely gracious of you. May I say, you are the kind of contributor that makes findagrave a wonderful site. I'm touched by your generous spirit.
If there's ever anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you again!
Libby
Added by daveandlibby on Nov 21, 2014 5:43 AM
daveandlibby
transfer of memorial request
Hi Ann,

I am writing to ask if you would consider transferring a memorial to me (if you're not a relative, of course). The memorial is for Ann Hanrahan, #58337655. While Ann is not a close relation (she's a distant cousin) I do have quite a bit of info on her family that I would love to add and link her to her parents and, hopefully, her siblings.

Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.

Libby
Added by daveandlibby on Nov 20, 2014 2:00 PM
j stockwell
RE: Edward Rabe
Hi,

Thank you, no. No kin of ours, I just found his obit so interesting.

Jane
Added by j stockwell on Nov 17, 2014 9:30 AM
RMW
John W. Anderson
Ann,
Thanks for making the edits and adding the parent links that I sent.
Marlene
Added by RMW on Oct 24, 2014 11:35 PM
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