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priscilla ross-fox (#46605584)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo When requesting a transfer please include your ID#. It makes it easier for us to transfer memorials.

If you have messages turned off I can't respond to you and am very sorry.

Also want to state here: DO NOT clean tombstones please. It's OK to remove weeds growing over the top or fallen leaves but please don't do anything else.

I'm sorry that I am very slow in responding to requests.
I had open heart surgery on March 12,2013 and am now in heart failure. I am able to add some additional information as my time permits.
Some of you may not know but you can add photos to any memorial on Find A Grave.

My profile picture was done by me from an old black and white photo of my great grandmother.
I don't take other people's photos without their consent so please do not take my photos without permission & giving me credit for each photograph used. In case you didn't know, every photo taken is protected by copyright.
I don't mind anyone using these tombstone photos for their own research but do not submit to other genealogy web sites or in any printed material. Do not save to disk to give or to sell to anyone else.
Just because you might leave keys in your car does not give me the right to steal it!

Very Important Information: Refer to Find A Grave FAQ regarding the use of any photo on Find A Grave.
*All* photos submitted to Find A Grave are copyrighted by the photographer so please respect the work of every volunteer who shares their time, effort and work product on this site. Most of the photos I have contributed to Find A Grave do not contain a copyright statement that does not mean they are NOT copyrighted. A very good article is here. Please read:
Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogists.
From the above site:

"Created after December 31, 1977
Copyright starts as soon as the work is fixed in some tangible form. The term of the copyright is life of the author plus 70 years, whether the work is published or not."

Original bios are also copyrighted to the author and republishing them on other websites, without the author's permission, constitutes infringement.

Facts are not copyrighted such as census information as they are in the public domain.

I want to give credit to any person for additional information given to me for a memorial if you tell me who you are!
I have lived in or around Lake Co., IL almost all my life.
My Pratt family came from MA & VT in the mid 1850s & settled in Wauconda, Illinois.
My Golding family came to Wauconda from England.

Many stayed here but some went to areas farther west to settle. I have a tree at Ancestry (Pratt/Webster).
I can make a connection to many, if not most, of the old settlers buried in Wauconda Cemetery. I do not wish to transfer memorials in Wauconda Cemetery to those no closer related than I am. I will add information to these memorials if asked to and give credit to the person supplying it.
My life is certainly rooted in Wauconda.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials I've added for persons not related to me at all...please ask!

Any memorials transferred to me will retain the previous owner's photos and hope the memorials I transfer will also retain the photos and information I have added to them.

Any person's name I've added to Oakwood Cemetery with words such as Waukegan or Waukegan Library list/listing is from their website. It has not otherwise been verified & I probably have not taken a photo of the stone.
Ann D. helps me out with a lot of the entries I make there. Thank you Ann for always being there for me. I really appreciate it.
I also want to thank those who have done some research on the folks I entered memorials for or sent obits.
My history:
As a very young child I spent many hours wandering a large cemetery near where I lived in Norwood Park, IL, even getting lost more than once. So I guess it should be no surprise that I've enjoyed taking photos of old tombstones.

Several others & myself have been doing research on our Lake Co. family connections. It's been quite an adventure & a lot of fun in spite of some frustrations & setbacks. Many thanks go to Sue C. Had she not been so diligent I'd not have found many of my ancestors.

Thanks to Kathy for contributing obits and other information to a number of the memorials I've added.

And thank you to all of you who have transferred and/or taken photos of many of my ancestors. Your work in locating these old stones is much appreciated by myself and others.
Also, when leaving me a message here it would help if you could leave a link to the grave in question...thanks a bunch from an old lady!
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RE: Hart family stones
It makes sense that Viola was born and died in Indiana. I never put information on a memorial that I have not verified. I am related to almost everyone buried in Bogan cemetery, including the Harts. I could add Indiana to the memorial, but the county of birth and death would be questionable since Bogan Cemetery is close to the Boone/Clinton county lines. The Harts lived in Clinton County in 1870 and 1880, but they could have moved to Hamilton County between censuses.
Added by Donna on Apr 27, 2016 1:13 PM
Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper
RE: Peter Bradley
Hi Priscilla, Ditto for all you do. I hope you can maintain a connection to Luann and the Bradley family. Every family needs a historian. Thank you.
Added by Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper on Apr 26, 2016 3:04 PM
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RE: love it!
LOL. Feel free to "steal" what you want :D
Added by Grave Recorder on Apr 26, 2016 10:24 AM
Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper
Peter Bradley
Who are you? How are you connected to Pete? I have never had a person asked me to transfer a memorial without this information. I knew Pete and high school. He was married to a friend of mine. I would not transfer him to anyone who is not closely connected. I'm thinking of his children in particular.
Added by Jill S. (Gasdorf) Topper on Apr 10, 2016 6:01 AM
Jim Craig
RE: Louis Block
Sorry, just photographed his grave - don't know anything about him.
Added by Jim Craig on Apr 03, 2016 9:04 PM
RE: a duplicate?
Thank you, She had the last name misspelled. I sent her an edit and deleted the one I entered. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Mar 12, 2016 4:49 AM
Gloria Coder
RE: My grandfather
done, no problem
Added by Gloria Coder on Mar 09, 2016 2:51 PM
RE: Blackinton
Dear Priscilla -
Your bio text for Sanford Blackinton currently reads:
"Family file says he is buried here.
Some of the Blackinton family are stated to be buried in the Blackinton cemetery but I find no such cemetery at Find A Grave. Perhaps it is a section of another cemetery?"

The photographs that Journeyman and Tom Wright have provided of Blackinton's memorial indicate that Blackinton IS buried in this cemetery. I assume that your text was prepared before those photos appeared. I believe that you can delete the sentences that indicate that you can find no evidence of his burial here.

Added by pstott on Mar 02, 2016 4:47 AM
Mar Wag
RE: Thank you
It was my pleasure.
Added by Mar Wag on Feb 29, 2016 5:28 PM
RE: Colegrove cemetery
Sorry Priscilla, I have never seen a list of who was buried there but I know they were moved to Southside and some to Hillside. The ones moved to Southside, the stones are laid down flat and partially covered from being flat over time. Very few are readable.They are in one area. The ones moved to Hillside are scattered.
Added by Journeyman on Feb 21, 2016 1:47 PM
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