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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

4/16/2015: Today is a very sad day for my son and his girlfriend who lost their precious, beautiful Maeve. She had a wonderful life and was loved very much. She was very special. I fell in love with her the moment I met her.

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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Carroll County Expert
If you haven't already discovered her, Caralee Aschenbrenner, of Lanark, IL is the expert for connecting anyone to their Carroll County roots. She was associated with the Library, the Museum, and the "Prairie Advocate" newspaper.
Added by P3M on Dec 18, 2015 2:51 PM
Maher Family
RE: Henry Erb
They divorced, and she remarried. So you are not really related.
Added by Maher Family on Dec 14, 2015 11:07 PM
Hoover, Herbert C. III

Hi Sheila,

There doesn't seem to be any verification that "Pete" is buried in Mountain View. His parents are in a columbarium niche and I believe, his spouse is buried in a local cemetery. If you believe that his remains are with his parents, I will attach a photo of their niche.

Added by Wanda on Dec 01, 2015 1:40 PM
RE: John & Iva Peat
It was my pleasure!
Added by JSOrorke on Nov 09, 2015 6:28 AM
RE: Raymond & Leona Schoonhoven
You're welcome. I looked at your photo requests and realized that you had one in my county, a cemetery I'd never been to. (I thought I knew all Ogle County cemeteries, but this was a new one on me.) What a well-kept, lovely little cemetery! I have relatives of my own in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, so next time I'm there, I'll try to get those photos for you.
Added by JSOrorke on Oct 04, 2015 7:42 AM
RE: Leroy Kosier
You're so welcome. I believe you had another request for that cemetery but I'm afraid it's such a large cemetery that we couldn't cover it all.
Added by JSOrorke on Oct 02, 2015 3:34 PM
K Markwardt-Blakewell
RE: Russell Metz Drew #82844057
Thank you. A message like this really makes the time and effort all worthwhile.
Added by K Markwardt-Blakewell on Oct 01, 2015 2:08 PM
Jacki Bierma
RE: William J Bowers
Thank you for taking care of this.

Added by Jacki Bierma on Sep 28, 2015 9:03 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Thank you from Maeve and me
If you go to Boo Radley's Find A Grave page, there is a picture of her with Boo. She is still living but that was a cute photo. The markings are so similar.
Added by Judy Miller on Sep 19, 2015 8:34 AM
Eva Goeken
James Allen Light, Sr
Thank you so much for sponsoring my nephew's memorial.Eva Light Goeken
Added by Eva Goeken on Sep 04, 2015 9:24 AM
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