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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo 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.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle #35280340
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (67)
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# 79485268 Jacob Shook
Thank you for posting the headstone of Jacob Shook. He would be my 2nd great grand uncle. Now, if I could only find his brother Allen, my 2nd great grandfather.....
I read that you are ok with using the photos as long as you are credited...I've done both! Thank you.
Added by Ancestors on Jul 23, 2014 9:47 PM
Patrick Finney
RE: Arminda Dyke
I am still working on making all of the connections. So far, the 1880 Federal Census shows that Thomas T., Arminda and Amzoetter resided together. Thomas is is listed as single, head of household. Arminda is listed as his mother and Amzoetter is listed as his sister.

As far as connecting this household to William H., I used the information I found on Findagrave. I have also been studying the City Directories. Early on it appears that William and Thomas lived at the same residence and worked together. Later on either Arminda or Amzoetter are listed at the same address. At some point one of William's 4 daughter's may have resided at Thomas' residence.
Added by Patrick Finney on Jul 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Patrick Finney
Arminda Dyke
Dear Debra,
Thank you for posting photographs associated with the names and grave sites. Regarding Arminda Dyke it appears that her son, William is next to her. Do you happen to know the names of the adjacent headstones?
Best Regards,
Added by Patrick Finney on Jul 20, 2014 3:23 PM
Dennis Keeton
Hello Debra

Thanks for the recent transfer to me. )(Mrs. Blaylock). I have already added a wealth of information. She is the only one I am interested in as I am not kin to her husband, and they married late in life, so they did not have any children together.
Added by Dennis Keeton on Jul 14, 2014 6:18 AM
Susan Crow
Thank you very much for the transfer.
I really appreciate the pictures that came with it.
Added by somers1620 on Jul 12, 2014 6:54 PM
Mary Stuber
Thanks for the transfer. That was totally unexpected and very nice of you.
Added by Rita on Jul 07, 2014 8:39 AM
RE: Jackie
No biggie! You'd do the same!
Added by Jeanette on Jul 05, 2014 10:20 PM
Barbara Rowe
William Davis
Thank you so much for that lovely update for William Davis. Please by all means update any of my memorials equally. I appreciate your time and effort. I just haven't had time to do much as I recently have moved again. Barb
Added by Barbara Rowe on Jun 14, 2014 9:43 AM
Janet S. Alvis
Hurley Hoover
Debra!! You are a wonderful friend and I am so so thankful for your very hard work and findings of Hoovers and Hurleys! I could not have found them without you! Thank you so very much :)
Added by Janet S. Alvis on Jun 12, 2014 10:50 PM
Michael Curry
RE: Edward Curry
Thank you
Added by Michael Curry on Jun 11, 2014 11:34 AM
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