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Vada L. Long (#46807018)
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Bio Photo Hi, I have been doing family Genealogy as far back as I can remember. My Great Aunt Pauline had me walking in cemeteries as soon as I was old enough to walk. My aunt Pauline Myers died in 2000 but I still carry on with her research.

This is a wonderful place to remember our loved ones and too pass along information to others. Coming from a military family I have been trying to record the graves of the Veterans, especially the civil war vets. Many of the old stones are gone but with a sight like this maybe they will not be forgotten. My daughter and I spend weekends finding old cemeteries that have been forgotten, (a lot of walking). We have also recorded cemeteries where all headstones are gone and the only records for these graves are recorded at the county library.

I want to thank Dave and Apple Dwiggins for the info on the Indiana Service men who were killed during World War II, and are buried at the Manila American Cemetery. See their web page here.

My grandma, Inez Rogers (Buried at Grandview Cemetery, Vigo Co. IN) died Aug. 7th 2009 if you have time please visit her memorial and leave a flower.
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128552820 Frances Gill Obit
Thank you for sharing the obituary for this lady.
Added by KathyFournierJillson on Nov 15, 2015 7:31 AM
Beckie Petit
John G Wools
Any chance your John G Wools, d23 July 1899 in Wools Section of Summit Lawn is the same as John D Wools, b10 Mar 1844 and
d23 Jul 1899 same Cemetery?
Added by Beckie Petit on Nov 13, 2015 8:22 AM
Rob M
Jon Rogers
You are very welcome.
Added by Rob M on Oct 27, 2015 4:08 PM
Bill Stoller
Thank you for honoring JAMES WILLIAM STOLLER .

I was named in memory of my blood relative JAMES WILLIAM STOLLER (aka Bill Stoller) and have been researching his heroic saga. He was killed in the Battle of the Java Sea (spring, 1942), after serving on two ships that were sunk. He was a very courageous young man, like all who have sacrificed so much. Thank you for remebering him.
Added by Bill Stoller on Sep 23, 2015 9:40 PM
RE: Barbara Fuller
Hi, I have transferred Barbara's memorial to you. bhd
Added by bhd on Sep 08, 2015 11:38 AM
USMC Vietnam Vet
Thank you so much for leaving a note for my dad! I would love to send a thank you card to your dad for his service. I have a foundation I started called "Dear Vietnam Vet" where we send thank you letters to Vietnam Vets. The website is
Added by KeeperOfThePast on Sep 04, 2015 2:46 PM
Chris Walker
RE: Charles F. Plymate
Hi Vada,

I just now saw your reply - thanks! With the help of some locals, I was able to find the cemetery and yes, it is in awful shape. It is on a heavily wooded hill and this isn't an ideal time of the year to look for stones because of all the foliage and vegetation. Besides, I'm afraid of snakes too! A tree or several trees have fallen down in the cemetery and I know there are some stones under the trees. I think I counted seven stones that were standing, but I know there are quite a few others there. I was looking for the stone of Charles Plymate, a Civil War veteran and I think he should have a military-style marker. However, I didn't see it on my visit. The owner of the land on which the cemetery sits was very pleasant and told me I could come back anytime to look for it again. I think I'm going to go back in the late fall or early winter, when the weeds and leaves are down (and the snakes in the ground!). If there is a particular grave you'd like a picture of, let me know. I may be able to find it. Thanks for responding to my message!

Added by Chris Walker on Aug 20, 2015 6:01 AM
Chris Walker
Charles F. Plymate
Hi Vada,

I noticed you created the memorial for C.F. Plymate at the Livick or Liffick Cemetery in Clark County, IL, and that you took pictures of several stones there. Were you unable to find Charles Plymate's stone when you visited the cemetery?

I stopped by there today and did a quick scan of the cemetery and didn't see his stone. However, the cemetery is in awful shape. Trees have fallen on stones, the vegetation was high, etc. The owner of the property was kind enough to let me look for the stone. I told him I would come back in the late fall or early winter when the leaves have fallen and the vegetation was down and look again. The owner did mention, however, that some of the stones were stolen at one point. If you have any information on this cemetery and the Plymate grave, let me know. Thanks!

Chris Walker
Whitestown, IN
Added by Chris Walker on Aug 03, 2015 7:12 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Irene
Vada, You are so very welcome. I was in Marshall for 2 days and took pictures while I could (I live 200 miles away). I hope you are doing well.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on May 18, 2015 10:11 PM
Roger Brown
RE: Edits
I am not directly related to the people in the Hogue Cemetery. I was doing some linking and saw this little cemetery whee most of the people, particularly the children, were not linked to any family members. Also, it looked like the gravestone were quite weathered and what information on them needed to be captured before it is too late. So, I decided to give everyone a family tie. Thanks for your support in assisting in this effort. I had a good feeling for doing the work on this cemetery. I don't know who created the name for this cemetery, but the name of it should be changed for Hogue to HOGE because all the Hoges spell their surnames HOGE.
Added by Roger Brown on Apr 16, 2015 2:17 PM
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