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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Messages left for Rev. Dale Sims (280)[Leave Message]
RE: Joseph Pole, # 83851731,
Thank you Rev. for your quick reply anyway and for your good efforts in general. Your data has prompted me to check further with Jack Pole's wife's relatives. Appreciate your entries. AGP
Added by A.G.P. on Apr 02, 2014 9:05 AM
Joseph Pole, # 83851731,
Dear Rev. Sims,
John William "Jack" Pole, Find A Grave Memorial# 125697967, and his wife were friends of my grandmother. I recall them from childhood and I am curious about Jack. There are not so many ‘Poles' around, so when I saw your entry for a Joseph Pole, Find A Grave Memorial# 83851731, also from England, also died in Illinois, I just wondered if there might be a connection between the two & possibly other of their Pole family there, dead or living.

Jack Pole had quite a career though as a child I wasn't aware of his responsibilities. I later met his grandson briefly, "Jacky" I believe he was called or "young Jack," one summer when he came to see Franklin, from whence his grandmother hailed, perhaps after Jack died in Illinois but in any event a visit, not there for a funeral. Would be interested to learn if you have any additional Pole information about either ‘your' Joseph or ‘my' John. Thank you for your time. Ann (AGP)
Added by A.G.P. on Apr 01, 2014 11:38 PM
Karen Ziege Bartelt
Albertina Schwietzka
Just another Find A Grave volunteer; not a relative. Just wanted to let you know that I found 2 of her children, buried in Peoria, and linked them. So nice to work with an uncommon name like Schwietzka! I don't suppose there is a William buried near Albertina? Her husband and their father.
Karen B in Peoria
Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Mar 18, 2014 6:46 PM
Phil Polley
Find A Grave Memorial# 82906036

I believe there is an error in the date of death for subject Memorial - Julia Ann Porter I believe her maiden name is Stombaugh or Strombaugh). The day of her death was 15 Mar not 18th. I found the date of death in the 26 mar 1891 issue of the Moweaqua (IL) Call-Mail newspaper. I think I can make out the 15 on the picture of her headstone.

Thanks for all the work you do.

Added by Phil Polley on Mar 07, 2014 12:21 PM
# 57170447 Calvin W Patrick
I have read your profile regarding your allowing of photos you've taken. I still wanted to let you know that I would like to copy photos to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will mark you as the credit.

Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Mar 04, 2014 7:43 PM
Joyce Niswander
RE: Lael Blue
You're welcome.
Added by Joyce Niswander on Feb 28, 2014 5:02 PM
RE: Vouga
You are most welcome, and have a wonderful day.
Added by Popeye on Feb 28, 2014 6:10 AM
C McDonald
RE: Shields Ancestors
Thanks so much! It would be great if you can also transfer the memorial for Kate Kiely Shields to me. I am so very excited to find these folks - this part of my family tree has been difficult. It's finally coming together thanks to help from people like you!
Added by C McDonald on Feb 24, 2014 11:02 AM
C McDonald
Shields Ancestors
Hello Rev. Sims,

Would you be so kind as to transfer the memorials for 104677284 and 104677225 to me (Contributor #48111047)? They were my 2nd great-grandparents. My appreciation and thanks in advance!

C McDonald
Added by C McDonald on Feb 23, 2014 8:54 PM
Carol Williams
William Edward Forbes
Memorial #71239938
Since this was created by someone else and you are maintaining it - wondering if a relative of yours. Doing Forbes reserch for a sister in law and this is in her line. If family would be interested in knowing if you have further info.
Would share.
Added by Carol Williams on Feb 17, 2014 3:27 AM
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