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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862

2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .

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1881 Woolner Explosion (8)
85th IIL Infantry Co D (71)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (75)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (68)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (76)
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Messages left for Debra (495)[Leave Message]
RE: Nellie Grant Merrill
A million thanks for adding Arabella Merrill! Really appreciate your help.


Added by jmtho1501 on Feb 13, 2016 9:22 PM
Ann M
Thanks for processing John Ditewig's edits.
Ann M.
Added by Ann M on Feb 10, 2016 1:25 PM
Chatsworth train wreck
Would you like to add Find A Grave Memorial# 54988580 to your list of victims of the wreck? Thanks, Pam
Added by MidwestMom on Feb 02, 2016 11:56 AM
cindy hall
Gracie Taylor
Thank you for the info about Gracie and the transfer of her memorial.
Added by cindy hall on Feb 01, 2016 6:30 PM
Ceme-Terry Photographer
Ethel Bock
Debra, greetings. Thank you for the info on Debra. I have added it and he page updated. I welcome any and all additional info you may have. ~ Terry
Added by Ceme-Terry Photographer on Jan 18, 2016 6:27 PM
Transfer of McNeil Memorials
Thanks so much Debra! I will take good care of them. I so appreciate you many valuable contribution to Find A Grave!
Added by jmtho1501 on Jan 10, 2016 6:57 PM
Isaac Smith Houghton, III
Thanks for Isaac's parents - links made.
Sorry if you receive a 'no change' email, my internet is wacky today.
Added by Gina on Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM
Lon Mason
Herron Family photos

Thanks so much for the Herron Family tombstone photos from the Springdale Cemetery. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Added by Lon Mason on Dec 25, 2015 12:02 PM
Ellen Tarr
RE: Baby Edwards # 141255378
Thank you! My grandmother had thought the stillbirth was a boy, so I wanted to check. I appreciate the quick reply!
Added by Ellen Tarr on Dec 23, 2015 4:17 PM
Barbara Stein
RE: Copperas Creek Cemetery
Hi Debra,

It is too bad that the landowner, who was a church trustee, destroyed this church cemetery. I would still like to know where all of the stones have gone. Have a good Christmas!

Added by Barbara Stein on Dec 17, 2015 9:18 PM
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