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Stacey Shaw (#47914361)
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.

PHOTO REQUESTORS: I enjoy helping families by completing photo requests. Help me to help you. Please take the time to contact the cemetery to get the detailed burial info (Section, Block, Lot, or however it's marked) prior to submitting your request. Whether or not they have a headstone is also extremely helpful.

I love this site but this is one point I find very frustrating. The last few years I've been spending most of my time in Oakridge-Glen Oak cemetery in Hillside, IL. It currently has well over 50,000 burials and 300+ photo requests that contain no plot info for the photo volunteer. How do you expect someone to find and get a pic of your loved one when they don't know where to start looking?

NOTE: Please don't assume that all cemeteries have a public database to look up the info. There are a lot that don't yet. Oakridge doesn't have one and the office staff is not helpful to photo volunteers.


The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons, Dishman and Baird.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.

My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, my Grandmother died. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.

After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams (last name provided by someone else's tree on whose background is a complete mystery. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.

I'm also pretty sure that my grandfather was married once before he married my grandmother. From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage by banns to my grandmother in 1834. Again, my assumption is that he was married to James mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.

My 4th Great Grandfather's name was Joseph who was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census, the lone document where I found his name. In addition, per the same census, he was residing alone in the household with James which means he was probably widowed by that time. My 4th Great Grandmother Shaw's name and their final resting places are unknown.

My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby.

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Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Edgar Kuhlmann Pic Request and Others
Well that was hugely fun!!!! Thanks for all the work and the GREAT photos!!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Aug 26, 2015 10:27 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Edgar Kuhlmann Pic Request and Others
Stacey, I made a page for each of the people you listed. I also noticed that the page for Anita W. Kuhlmann (originally made by you but passed to me) is a duplicate of another page (95802672) I don't think I can delete that since you originally created it, but you also have a photo on there. Maybe you can move the photo to the older page (number above) and delete the page for Anita W. Kuhlmann. I will work on putting in more info for each of the others that you listed. (Agh, did you need a number for each of them? If so let me know!) Thanks for doing all that! I'm anxious to start linking people! Some aren't on my tree, but I think they are people that died more recently and I have probably listed them as "Private" on my tree from someone else's info, and just don't have the names. I'll see what comes up!! Thanks again!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Aug 25, 2015 6:45 AM
S Mac
Oakridge-Glen Oak photos
Stacey, I really appreciate the photos for the Case graves, and also the heads up. I don't often revisit some of my memorials, so I'm glad you told me. I also removed my note "no tombstone located" from all 3, since you located them! Thank you!
Added by S Mac on Aug 23, 2015 5:34 PM
Patty Cook
RE: Vera D. Ellison
Thank you so much Stacey!!!
You sure are a wonderful person!
Patty Cook
Added by Patty Cook on Aug 23, 2015 3:36 PM
Patty Cook
Vera D. Ellison
Thank you Stacey for posting the tombstones of Vera and her husband. I could not read the death year for Vera. I was wondering if you could read it from you picture?
Thank you very much and so appreciative of all the work you do.
Patty Cook
Added by Patty Cook on Aug 19, 2015 4:10 PM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
Grave Transfers
Hey, thanks for all the grave transfers (Kuhlmann)! Appreciate it and will take good care of them!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Aug 17, 2015 4:45 AM
Chris Yoder
Thanks so much Stacey!

The gravestone photos are very much appreciated!!!

Chris Yoder
Added by Chris Yoder on Aug 12, 2015 5:19 AM
Hedley Bagnall
Hi Stacey

If you look at the baptismal record for Hedley in Family Search it states his full name as Hedley Havelock Bagnall. I was going to send you a picture but it appears your email is not working.

Added by CB on Jul 22, 2015 9:11 AM
CATTO grave
Thank you so much for the photo of George Catto's grave - it is much appreciated
Added by trayna on Jul 20, 2015 11:33 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
Sarah Totten
I am so excited about my Sarah Totten photo. Thanks so much for doing that!!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on Jul 11, 2015 3:05 PM
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