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Leland Bottomley (#47830528)
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Bio Photo Born in 1937 in Utica, Illinois
Retired Head Lock & Dam Operator at Starved Rock Lock & Dam on the Illinois Waterway.

I have taken Pictures of All Markers in the following Cemeteries

Cherry Point Wenona Illinois
Dewey-Worsley LaSalle Co Illinois
Freeman Lenore Illinois
Hill Farm Ridge Illinois
Lost Land Middle of nowhere
Lowell Lowell Illinois
Lutheran Varna Illinois
Nichols Marseilles Illinois
Oakhill Utica Illinois
Old Cedar Point Tonica Illinois
Old Tonica Tonica Illinois
Richland Streator Illinois
Saint Andrews Episcopal Grand Ridge Illinois
Saint Mary's Mount Palatine Illinois
Saint Mary's Utica Illinois
Saint Paul Lenore Illinois
Saint Peter & Paul Lenore Illinois
South Emery Green Kernan Illinois
Troy Grove Troy Grove Illinois
Vermilionville Vermilionville Illinois
Waltham Waltham Twp Illinois
Wisner Troy Grove Illinois

I have taken pictures of some Markers in the following Cemeteries

Afton Center DeKalb co. Illinois
Dana Dana Illinois
Deer Park Ottawa Illinois
Fairview Tonica Illinois
Forest Lawn LaSalle Illinois
Funk Kernan Illinois
Grand Rapids
Oakwood Tiskawa Illinois
Oakwood LaSalle Illinois
Greenwood Hinckley Illinois
Prairie Center Prairie Center Illinois
Precinct Earlville Illinois
Ladd Ladd Illinois
Leland Leland Illinois
Limerick Varna Illinois
Long Point Long Point Illinois
Mount Olive Spring Valley Illinois
North Prairie Bureau Co. Illinois
Restland Mendota Illinois
Union Odell Illinois
Walnut Walnut Illinois

I do this to help others to connect to there Families and it is great exercise.

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Sheila Dryer
Goodwin-Miller family
Again, I thank you muchly for your kind efforts in locating the tombstones for this family....Sheila Acker Dryer, NJ
Added by Sheila Dryer on Oct 15, 2014 3:15 PM
Sheila Dryer
Acker roots
Thank you so much for locating the Goodwin family headstone. Living in NJ, I didn't think I would ever find Juliann Acker! Sheila Acker Dryer
Added by Sheila Dryer on Oct 08, 2014 3:42 AM
Thomas and Mary Dixon
Thank you so very much for the picture of my 3X great grandparents' grave! They are buried in a common grave because they died within a day of each other of "lung fever" [pneumonia]. They were some of the first settlers of this area, coming from Ohio by boat in 1835. Thomas farmed 120 acres just east of this cemetery.
I live in Texas, my sister in Arizona, and we are meeting next week in Illinois - spending a few days in Chicago then going down to Clinton where we grew up. Of course, we will visit this cemetery, and now I will know exactly what the grave looks like. From others' comments, it looks like Old Cedar Point Cemetery is not in the town of Tonica, as some internet information indicates. Rather, it is just northeast of the village of Cedar Point. Is that correct?
Thanks again,
Julie Dixon
Added by Ju1ie on Oct 07, 2014 11:19 AM
Cheryl Behrend
Alfred Curtis photo request

Thank you for taking the time to look and report back about no marker found.

Added by Cheryl Behrend on Oct 05, 2014 2:17 PM
Memories From The Mist
RE: Tonica Cemetery
Hi there,

Since you took photos of both divisions of the Old Tonica cemetery (Ashley and Brookside), I won't post any more photos for those 2 cemeteries. :)

Even though there are several sites that have Brookside listed as a separate cemetery, I'm going with the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild and their description of the Old Tonica cemetery.

Consequently, I asked findagrave to merge Brookside and Old Tonica avoid further confusion.

Thank you so much!
Added by Memories From The Mist on Sep 23, 2014 11:53 AM
Memories From The Mist
RE: Old Cedar Point Cemetery
Interesting situation...when I started to delve into finding out what cemetery my headstone photos really do belong, I discovered that memorials and photos were added by you that show up in the Old Tonica cemetery but really belong in the Brookside cemetery which is located just across the street from the Old Tonica cemetery. Confusing, isn't it?For example, John C. Vannatta's memorial is showing up in both the Old Tonica cemetery and Brookside. Please let me know what you think so I know where to put my photos. Thank you for your help!

P.S. - I can change the caption on the photo I added for Old Cedar point but I can't delete it when I have to scroll down to see all the photos submitted for the cemetery. I think there's a programming glitch when I'm forced to go to the second page because of all the photos submitted for the cemetery overview....sorry...
Added by Memories From The Mist on Sep 22, 2014 2:18 PM
Barb Richmond Martin
RE: Old Cedar Point Cemetery
I was amazed to see the cemetery in such "good" shape given that it's abandoned. Thanks for the info on directions and taking these pictures. I was interested in a stone for Nathaniel/Susannah Richey, James/Sophia Robinson, and their children, Amanda, Isabel, and William. I assume they had stones but were probably so worn that they were unreadable. By looking at your pictures, I realized I haven't added their names to the cemetery. Thanks so much, Barb
Small world, isn't it!
Added by Barb Richmond Martin on Sep 22, 2014 6:23 AM
Evelyn Jones Christensen
Unreadable Stones
That would be a super idea!

Added by Evelyn Jones Christensen on Sep 14, 2014 5:35 PM
Evelyn Jones Christensen
Thanks for re-checking your photo. I just hate it when there's a stone that one can't read!

Added by Evelyn Jones Christensen on Sep 13, 2014 10:10 PM
Kyle Abbott
RE: Hattie Cummings
I appreciate you looking. I knew it was a long shot. A lot of babies don't have stones. Thank you for trying
Added by Kyle Abbott on Sep 07, 2014 6:55 PM
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