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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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Connie Saculla
RE: Jack Shaw
Thank you also,
trying to get it right,
Added by Connie Saculla on Jan 25, 2016 2:39 PM
Mary Waln, wife of William Waln
I am wondering what maiden name your records show for Mary Waln (1792-1879) at the Walnut Creek Cemetery, since our records do not match.
Added by Scotty on Dec 10, 2015 7:59 PM
RE: Mary Waln question
Hi Linda. There is a marriage record 19 September 1844 of Elias Zimmerman to Mary Waln in Fayette County, OH. Married by Thomas Ellis, J.P. I have so many Walns intermarried into my family that I wondered if they were all related so figured I would start digging. Later Mary Zimmerman marries John Todhunter, in 1879
Added by Scotty on Nov 30, 2015 8:58 PM
Bella Rosa
RE: Thank you!
You're very welcome. It's an honor and a pleasure to be able to help out in this way.
Added by Bella Rosa on Nov 28, 2015 4:42 AM
J. Pacholke
RE: For Eleanor M. Moore Lyons
I believe the middle initial in the newspaper stood for Moore. Many times maiden name initials are given for the middle name.
Added by J. Pacholke on Nov 27, 2015 8:37 AM
DuVall Family in Ohio
12 Nov 2015

Ms Ellis....

Several months ago you left a message to jrjorden (me) regarding John W. Riordan and Emma Jorden Riordan Upp. Thank you for that.

But, now I would like to talk with you about the DuVall family in Ohio. My wife has a DuVall ancestor from there, in particular Serena (Duvall) Book (b. 1831 - d. after 1910).

If you would like to send me your personal e-mail address, I will be glad to forward what little we know about Serena Duvall. Perhaps you can fill in some blanks for us. Thanks.

Jim Jorden
Added by jrjorden on Nov 12, 2015 8:45 PM
Diana Roznovsky
RE: Matilda Spain
You are very welcome, glad to help
Added by Diana Roznovsky on Nov 07, 2015 8:03 AM
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
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