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kpet (#47128976)
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Bio Photo I have worked on genealogy for a number of years. My family interests are Burnell, Utterback, Taylor, Burkholder, Burton, McColley, White, and Brown. Since retiring, I have become interested in Findagrave and have been working more on my "roots". Cemeteries have always fascinated me and now I have trouble driving by one without taking pictures. I am happy to transfer family, add or link or make corrections. Please do not enter duplicates. Please do not be a "collector" of graves. If you are NOT going to add information, do NOT request a transfer just to have the entry. Sometimes there is just nothing more to add. And sometimes I try to add something to a grave that I have transferred and no response from the person now managing the grave. I find it very important as much information is saved as possible especially photos of the headstones as so many are in poor condition. I like to add all the information I can to my entries. I feel the person will never be forgotten if this is done. I love for family to find my entries. Feel free to use any pictures of tombstones that I have added.
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Steve McAnelly
Bernice Willis, ID 100349323
Bernice would be my aunt (my mother's younger sister) had she lived. My cousins took me to see her grave today so I could photograph the grave marker some of the family had placed for her.

I just put a photo of the marker on her memorial.

Could you please transfer her memorial to me?

Steve
48822065
Added by Steve McAnelly on Jun 27, 2016 5:33 PM
Steve McAnelly
Thomas Joseph Willis, #80510114
Kay,

Would you please transfer Joe's memorial to me? He was my uncle, and Brandye Willis' father. I already have several of the memorials for the Willis family. Joe was my mother's younger brother

A few of the other cousins who saw his memorial on Find A Grave today want me to add his obit and other information to his memorial.

Thanks.

Steve
#48822065
Added by Steve McAnelly on Jun 27, 2016 3:56 PM
Steve McAnelly
Brandye L. Willis, #153193653
Kay,

Would you please transfer Brandye's memorial to me? She was my cousin. We are in Decatur and two of her other cousins took me out to her grave so I could photograph her grave marker which I just added it to her memorial.

Thanks

Steve
48822065
Added by Steve McAnelly on Jun 27, 2016 3:51 PM
J. E. WALTER-McNALLY
MY PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY FOR CHESTER D. WALKER
THANK YOU KEPT FOR TRANSFERRING THE MANAGEMENT OF THIS MEMORIAL TO ME. I DID DELETE THE SHORT BIO YOU WROTE IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. PLEASE, UNDERSTAND THAT I NEED TO PERSONALLY WRITE MY VERSION OF HIS FAMILY LEGACY AND I'M DOING THIS FOR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. I HAVE PRESENTLY STARTED HIS BIOGRAPHY AND WILL CONTINUE AND FINISHED IN THE COMING WEEK. THANKS AGAIN, JAMES E. MCNALLY.
Added by J. E. WALTER-McNALLY on Jun 26, 2016 2:55 PM
Elizabeth (Reeves) Randolph
John William Bullard
Hello,

Thank you so much for adding the memorial for John William Bullard buried in Olney, Richland County, IL. He is my great-great grandfather. I treasure the picture that you took of his gravestone. He died of injuries he sustained during the Civil War.

Thank you again!
Added by Elizabeth (Reeves) Randol... on Jun 26, 2016 2:11 PM
Anna Thornhill Lentz
#43187010 James W. Thornell
On the above mentioned record I believe the last name should be THORNHILL according to the record below.
ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES

Illinois Statewide Death Index

Search Criteria: Thornhill, James Wesley
Name of Deceased Date City Age Sex Volume Page Cert No County

THORNHILL, JAMES WESLEY 1915-05-19 DECATUR 90 YR M 9 13 2 MACON

That name change should also be for Martha E. Thornell and Minnie Thornell.
The name Thornhill gets missed spelled quite often. In the 1870, 1900 and 1910 census the spelling is Thornhill and in the 1880 spelling is Thornell. Confusing?
Any questions contact me.
Anna Thornhill Lentz
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Added by Anna Thornhill Lentz on Jun 26, 2016 9:04 AM
E&GRay
RE: Bill McManus
I knew Bill since I was 13 yrs old. He and my dad were very good friends and were stationed together in England and San Antonio. Any where they went, they stayed in contact. He and my dad spent many hours traveling around England going to shooting matches. Besides jazz, this was the other "hobby" they shared. We usually went as a family to the matches and we got to site see while they were shooting. When he retired, he eventually moved back to San Antonio. When my dad died, he helped my mom so much. I think that might have been part of his job in the Air Force, but even after he took care of things. After my grandmother died, he bought her house and moved in right next door to my mom. It was my mom who realized something was wrong when he died. They saw each other practically every day.

So-no-we were not related, but we were still family.

Thanks,
Evan (O'Hara) Ray
Added by E&GRay on Jun 26, 2016 1:13 AM
Tari Johnson
RE: Josiah Brooks
Thank you!
Added by Tari Johnson on Jun 25, 2016 7:35 PM
Tari Johnson
RE: Josiah Brooks
Thank you so much for the information. It was a few years ago now that I was there. The cemetery was in pretty bad shape. The guy that took us back there said the farm edges his crops closer and closer each year and his big farm equipment knocks the graves over. Only on was standing upright when we were there. It was really sad.
Do you know the name of the book this info was in? I would love to get a copy. Are you related to the Wests or the Brooks? Thomas and Elizabeth West were my great, great, great, great, great grandparents. Thomas is the furthest my mom has been able to trace out West side.
Added by Tari Johnson on Jun 24, 2016 9:19 PM
J. E. WALTER-McNALLY
TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF MEMORIAL
I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU WOULD LET ME MANAGE THE MEMORIAL OF CHESTER D. WALKER. HE IS MY GRANDFATHER'S BROTHER (GT UNCLE) AND I WANT TO PERSONALLY PROVIDE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION TO HIS FAMILY LEGACY. THANK YOU, J.E.WALTER-MCNALLY.
Added by J. E. WALTER-McNALLY on Jun 22, 2016 5:34 PM
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