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Becky Jacobs (#46859466)
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Bio Photo Becky Jacobs graduated from Elgin in 1966. Seven generations of my family is buried in the Prospect Cemetery. (Live in Abilene, TX since 1977).I have worked on genealogy research for 37 years and just completed my 19th family history book. I published "The Scrapbook of Prospect Ohio Pioneers" in 1988 from clippings from my Great Grandmother Rebecca Jane Bevis Hedges of whom I was named. My dad, Carl L. Jacobs was a Prospect township trustee. My great grandfather Stephen Bingham McWherter was the Sexton at the cemetery from 1921 until his death in 1923.I have checked these records against death and census records. Over 2500 obits from my cousin Sarah Longnecker Reichardt's scrapbooks, she gave me years ago along with obits from the Prospect Monitor, Richwood Gazette and Marysville Journal Tribune obits will be added as time permits. Thanks to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood in helping me to honor those that have gone before.

My dad, Carl also served as a trustee at the York Cemetery in Union County, Ohio. I went to Byhalia-York from 1st to 8th grade before moving to Prospect. May 19 2011 permission was granted from Leona & David Gustafson to use their pictures of the York Cemetery. This has added greatly to the memorials. Thank you Leona & David for your years of taking these beautiful pictures, we know the families will appreciate them. We are all working toward the same cause to
preserve the family.

In 1991 my friend Sherry Bowen Barger helped me copy the old cemetery record books. Sep 2011 classmates Larry Osborn & wife Norma and Terry Redmon helped take 4800 pictures of tombstones. Cousins Sylvia Bevis Harmon & Jean Bevis Clingenpeel shared copies of obit for this cemetery.

Jim Issler is helping me on this project. He has added files for 1923-1949 that I have edited Click on Jim's name below for his bio.

Ralph Issler (Jim's dad) is Superintendent at the cemetery since 1988 and we appreciate the great job he does.

My goal on Find A Grave is to link families together NOT to just add names. I have spent 1000's of hours looking up birth,marriage and death records to have the record as accurate as possible.
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Carolyn Wagner
Jennie and I both descend from David Lodwig and his wife Eleanor.
David was my great great great grandfather and he was Jennie's great grandfather so it is pretty distant like 2nd cousins 2x removed. Strange that the name is spelled wrong. I have found this with a cousin of my husband's they have the birth year wrong.


Added by Carolyn Wagner on Jun 26, 2014 12:41 PM
Carolyn Wagner
Hollenbach photos
Thank You for the photos!

Added by Carolyn Wagner on Jun 25, 2014 12:19 PM
Gregory Robinson
Incorrect picture
Hi Becky,

Please remove the Bernhard obituary from my Clifford Wiehe memorial #103561686. Findagrave was having problems last week, so I don't know if this is one of their glitches, of if you just posted it by accident, but either way, his spouse just left me a message that she is not very happy that her obituary is on her husbands memorial.


Added by Gregory Robinson on Jun 24, 2014 11:36 PM
Shirley Bybee
Michael Bernhard
Hi Becky, I was not the one that did the link of Clyde Hunt as a spouce. Therefore I can not remove him.

Added by Shirley Bybee on Jun 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Schultz ; Grand Prairie Cem.
I have memorial pictures for
Harold Charles Schultz 87031484
Harriett Schultz 131207762
Thanks !
Added by DJLindsay on Jun 11, 2014 4:32 AM
Osborne ; Grand Prairie
I also have located Pearl E Osborne, buried nearby, could this be their son ?
Thanks !
Delma Lindsay
Pearl E Osborne 131189594
Added by DJLindsay on Jun 10, 2014 5:50 PM
Osborne ; Grand Praire
I have added pictures for them.
Do you think they can be connected as husband/wife per the obit ?
Thanks !
Delma Lindsay
carey osborne 86751406
bertha osborne 131189354
Added by DJLindsay on Jun 10, 2014 5:46 PM
Woodrum ; Grand Prairie Cem.
I have added pictures of their memorials and just wondering if they should be linked as husband/wife per the obit?
Thanks !
Delma Lindsay
ruth woodrum 85974069
carroll woodrum 131185521
Added by DJLindsay on Jun 10, 2014 4:33 PM
Jan Summers
Martha McAllister
I already linked her to her husband Richard. I was probably writing his bio while you were sending the edit. Do you want to withdraw the edit?
Added by Jan Summers on Jun 10, 2014 1:40 PM
Jan Summers
Mcallister Family
Thank you for updating the memorials and making links. Reading your bio I see that we have the same goal - linking families together. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Jun 10, 2014 9:38 AM
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