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Linda Jean Limes Ellis (#46864930)
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Bio Photo I research the surnames of Limes, Duvall, Lombard, McKee, Szczepankiewicz and Zagorsky.

My locations of ancestry for my Limes and Duvall lines are in Lorain, Franklin, Pickaway and Champaign Counties, in Ohio; and in Virginia: Frederick County in the early 1800s for my Limes, and McKee lines.

I am a descendant of Dr. Jeremiah Duvall of Bedford, Pennsylvania.

For my Szczepankiewicz line: The areas of ancestry are: Zlotkow, Milaczew, and Kazimierz Biskupi, Poland.

For my Zagorsky ancestry: Resita in present day Romania (formerly Resica in Austria-Hungary.)


For those with a sincere interest in cemetery preservation in the state of Ohio, there is a closed Facebook Group: "Preserving Ohio's Cemeteries" that addresses the issues caused by the use of improper gravestone cleaning, repairing, and re-setting; among other aspects of what elements encompasses cemetery preservation and gravestone conservation.


Please remember that just because someone holds a cemetery preservation workshop does not necessarily mean that the person or company holding it adheres to all of the widely held best practices for cleaning, repairing, and re-setting gravestones.

For example, some use power tools such as Nyalox plastic brush wheels attached to power drills that rotate at high speeds. Using Nyalox brushes removes the outer layer of stone or marble. It is a totally unapproved method for application on gravestones by the Association for Gravestone Studies, and the NCPTT of the National Park Service.

Attempt to learn ahead of time, before attending a workshop, if the methods and products that will be demonstrated and used are aggressive (think power washers and power tools), abrasive (think wire brushes or metal scrapers), or invasive (think metal pins and rods) as these are just some of the methods that lead to or directly cause destructive damage that are irreversible on a gravestone.

So, please to gain a well rounded education, consider attending more than one cemetery preservation workshop if you are intent on learning the best practices of hands-on gravestone cleaning, repairing, and resetting yourself.

Always think: DO NO HARM -- Less is more when it comes to working with fragile old original gravestones -- which are truly one of a kind historic artifacts.

If your goal is to read and photograph tombstone inscriptions: Many gravestone inscriptions can be read by reflecting light on the letters and numbers, or by shining one of the newer LED lights on the front of the gravestones to bring out the inscriptions for transcriptions or photography purposes.


Link below to Gravestone Guardians of Ohio:

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Blair Nunamaker
I cannot post a photo of his gravestone because of the limit on free pages. I posted one to his mother's page, and will send you it privately if you wish.
Added by Liz on Aug 20, 2015 5:31 PM
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Sarah Hall
I added the birth place. Normally you can do this using the edit tab on the memorial.

thanks again.
Added by Cincinnati Spring Grove V... on Aug 13, 2015 3:32 PM
Arlene Reeves
Ward Tunte Van Orman
Hi Linda,
My name is Arlene Van Norman Reeves and I noticed you posted information on the Ward Tunte Van Orman memorial. Are you related? I am trying to find descendents of Wards. Please feel free to contact me at my personal e-mail address
Added by Arlene Reeves on Jul 05, 2015 8:09 AM
Barbara J "Bobbie" Limes Vernon
If you are related, I would be happy to transfer Barbara's memorial to you.
Added by bbarnhill on Jun 29, 2015 7:38 PM
Joseph DuVall
Benjamin Penn DuVall
Hello Linda,

I am also a descendant of Jeremiah DuVall and would like very much to have direct contact with you to help me access records for Benjamin Penn DuVall's descendants.

My wife & I have been working for a while on the DuVall history, all the way back to France, but we're having some difficulty locating all the links for Benjamin's line. After he left Bedford County in the late 1700's, he and his linage pretty much dropped out of sight for the rest of the family. Any help you can offer is much appreciated.

You may contact me directly via e-mail at:

Thank you very much,
Joseph John DuVall
Great X2 Grandson of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah DuVall of Six Mile Run, Bedford Co., PA
Added by Joseph DuVall on Jun 17, 2015 7:31 AM
RE: Joe Sperie
You are very welcome!!!
Added by Kathleen on Jun 13, 2015 5:13 PM
Ginger Thrush
Cemetery preservation info
The information posted on your bio page is quite interesting. I would like to add you to my friend list on F.A.G. My ancestry traces back to Elizabeth Cockerill Yeoman in Fayette Co., Ohio.
Added by Ginger Thrush on Jun 11, 2015 8:00 PM
RE: Emma Jorden Upp etc.
Thanks for the note. Although I have "gleaned" information from Find A Grave for several years, I just yesterday became a member/contributor. I have no idea how to merge two records about the same person.

I do have 1-2 photos of Emma and John during their married life. If you would like digital copies, send me a private e-mail address and I will forward them. You can use to send directly outside of the Find A Grave system.

Emma was my paternal grandmother.

Added by jrjorden on May 26, 2015 7:25 PM
Diane Gravlee
Daniel Goble in Shannon Cemetery
Thank you for your detailed info on what is happening at the Shannon Cemetery. I appreciate knowing this and I'll leave my photo request active so others can read about the problem. Perhaps Daniel's tombstone will be one of the ones standing in the concrete and will still be legible at some point in time. What a terrible thing to do; it could still be a nice cemetery park without removing the markers in their place.
Added by Diane Gravlee on May 26, 2015 7:18 PM
RE: Cary Lytle
You are welcome! I'm not related to anyone in the cemetery. Just live nearby and do random acts of genealogy by taking photos while walking through the cemetery. If I have any others you would like to manage let me know. I'm actually not related to any one in Fayette Co. I would rather the memorials be with someone that has an interest even if they are not related.
Added by ncutter on May 08, 2015 9:08 PM
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