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Linda T (#46802385)
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Bio Photo Having more fun walking the older areas of the cemeteries and thinking of the histories.

I have photographed all of Oak Grove and more than half of Lakeside in Pekin, IL. There are alot of missing headstones and quite a bit that are unreadable. Getting what I can before they are gone.

I will transfer ONLY within Find A Grave's guidelines. Though happy to add any information you have to the memorials. This is a memorial site, not a family genealogy site.

I also have spent many an hour walking the cemeteries and transcribing headstones that are hard to read. If you take any of the photos and place them on other sites such as Ancestry, at least make credit back to me. May sound selfish, but giving credit to someone for their work is only correct.
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Terry Long
RE: William Curtis Long

I have a copy of the notes from the Noel Funeral Home for William Curtis Long. The note on the bottom of the funeral form states, "Mother died when he was a lad". I tried to attached it but the system wouldn't allow it. I can email you a copy if you could provide a email address.

Regarding the duplicate names in both the notes and the family links for children, If you are ok with it, that's great, I didn't want you to list them twice because I requested it. I will continue to look for the links for the other children.

Also, Martha was born in Ohio, and died in Kansas, (Her parents were George Washington Clark and Mary Drollinger, you can verify this with the 1860 census in Lawrence county, IL

Joseph was not born in Kansas, He and his first wife (Nancy) are listed in the 1860 census Lawrence county, IL. There is some speculation that he is from Ireland?

thanks for the quick response,
Added by Terry Long on Oct 20, 2016 1:47 PM
Tilman Kemper #41921696
Hi Linda! My name is Darlene Ploss and Tilman Kemper is my 3x's great grandfather. My mother and I are currently managing Jane Ann Grass Kemper (his wife) and Rachel Kemper Alexander Lord's (their daughter) memorial page. We would very much like to manage our grandfather's page as well. Would you please consider transferring management to me? We have some updated information and pictures we'd like to add. Thank you for considering. Darlene Ploss
Added by WeCare81 on Oct 19, 2016 9:22 PM
Paul Clark
Haynes (Haines) Cemetery
Dear Linda,
You have obviously done an enormous amount of work on the "Haynes" cemetery near Pekin. All entries and pictures I've looked at are your work. My hat is off to you. I've just learned from a book on Baily family genealogy that my 4th great-grandparents Vincent and Susanna (Barnard) Baily were buried there - he in 1843 and she in 1853. They are not among those listed on the site. With your experience and time spent there, do you think it would be useless to try to find them there? Did you enter every stone that could be read at all? I was thinking of my brother and I trying to locate them. Thanks very much, and all the best.
Added by Paul Clark on Oct 06, 2016 10:37 AM
John Wineburner #85169187
John Wineburner who is buried in the Original Section, Row 27, Grave 25 has a death date of June 13, 1903.
While I completely agree that every Veteran should have a tombstone, and we've purchased several for our vets who didn't have one, this is not the John Wineburner to whom you are referring.
Please remove your remarks from his listing.
Kim Brown
Historian, Woodrow Cemetery
Added by theartistinyou on Sep 25, 2016 10:02 AM
ida-may tisdale
Walter Meinders
Linda thanks for the pictures. Just thought i'd let you know I'll be taking over my uncle's memorial.I appreciate the photo of his marker and those of my grandparents. I noticed there wasn't one of my mom but she only has a concrete slab,no name I can't afford a stone.The money I would have used to buy a stone had to go towards paying for the family plot upkeep. Ill new law. I had to pay a $1000 dollars to the cemetery for upkeep before they would bury her,even tho the plots had been paid for ,for years.I'll definitely credit you for the pics. Ida-May Hilst Tisdale
Added by ida-may tisdale on Sep 21, 2016 4:15 AM
Scheidels in Lakeside Cemetery
There is a Jacob Scheidel in this cemetery whose headstone reads "Brother" and also a Frank with a similar headstone. Are these two headstones together? Are there others near by? If you get a chance to go back to that cemetery could you check? No hurry. Thanks.
Added by Rita on Jun 16, 2016 11:31 AM
Melissa OBrian
rE Mary Catherine SHOCKLEY
Be again Linda

I've found Mary has 3 spouses: Elzie; William Willett; & James Hartness.
Hartness is on a 1900 Marshall co.,Iowa census, with the boys listed as step sons, also a dau Jessie then 13.
She is on a 1829 & 1839 as Willett & widowed, for Pekin in 2 different wards. With George C living with her.
So she had 3 spouses!

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 4:31 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re Harry Guy Elzie
Found the 4th brother Guy at:
# 45412308

Hope this helps you
Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 3:38 PM
Melissa OBrian
Re @70477913
It is a little complicated, but here goes: we are related thusly:
she is
mother-in-law of niece & also stepdaughter of my great grandmother Henrietta BAUGH Kiphart Morton (John W) Stephens.
Joohn mar Henrietta's sister when she refused him to marry Kiphart. As a 2 time widow, he left her sister, Lydia Ann "Annie" BAUGH & their kids, to marry Henrietta! They were happy for 38 years, then she passed.
I lost Annie & only recently found her in Peoria area, where our maternal grandparents were (WOOD, ELLIOTT, CURL).
So I'm kinda glad to find everyone!
And I am searching for both husbands this week.

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 2:53 PM
Melissa OBrian
RE: Re FAG # 70477913
Hi Linda,

I've done it. I believe I put both in last box, try it.

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jan 29, 2015 1:57 PM
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