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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 6 days
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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
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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85th IIL Infantry Co D (69)
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 (73)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (66)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (74)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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Becky Turley
RE: Josephine Kirby
Debra,thanks so much for the quick reply..Thanks for the additional details. We will watch for further info. That is so nice of you to do this and so helpful as it is something we cannot do living so far away. thanks again. Becky
Added by Becky Turley on Mar 24, 2015 7:41 PM
Roy Goben
Thanks so much for the blurb you added on my grandfather. I have sent you my email address via your email.
Ginger Goben Weisbarth
Added by gweisbar on Mar 24, 2015 11:53 AM
Becky Turley
Josephine Kirby
Find a Grave Memorial #9449968
Thank you so much for the picture of the gravestone. Is there any way that rubbing or a closer look to find the dates. There seems to be something on the bottom but I cannot tell what it is. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Becky
Added by Becky Turley on Mar 24, 2015 9:37 AM
Barbara Voight Kaiser
You have filled in a lot of missing info in regards to the Pipers. Words cannot express my gratitude for the work you have done ... thanks so very much. Wishing you continued success in your endeavors (as we all benefit). Barb
Added by Barbara Voight Kaiser on Mar 16, 2015 8:47 AM
Barbara Voight Kaiser
Hi Debra, Sophia was my Grt. Grd-Aunt ... Chas. married into my family ... I have him and their two sons ... that's all I can claim in regards to the Pipers, but I do appreciate your kind offer. Sincerely, Barb
Added by Barbara Voight Kaiser on Mar 16, 2015 8:44 AM
Sarah Combs
Thank you SO much for helping the work here to continue! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Mar 14, 2015 11:29 AM
S. W.
Henry Casswell Armfield
Hi Debra,
First of all, I am very impressed with all your hard work, and I love what you wrote about walking grave yards. My hat is off to you and all your hard work.
I have a question about Henry Casswell Armfield (# 116372975). I noticed you have his birth at 1838,Virginia. I was wondering if you remember where this info came from? His grave stone says he died in 1846, which fits with my records, but in trying to trace this family, Virginia is a puzzle to me, as is the birth year you have listed. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks, and Thank you for all the hard work you do! Sue
Added by S. W. on Mar 12, 2015 10:12 PM
Barbara Voight Kaiser
~ Hi Debra, Thanks so much for your recent suggestion. Good eye ! Barb
Added by Barbara Voight Kaiser on Mar 11, 2015 1:03 PM
RE: Rickena's
Arggg is right. Looking forward to seeing the pic. I live in the Black Hills. My husband is reheasing up in Deadwood today and I'll go up with him. If the snow has melted enough in Mt. Moriah cemetery I will try again to take some photo request pictures and pictures of other graves for which there are no photos on findagrave. Keeps me out of trouble.

Happy trails to you. Cindy
Added by Cindy on Mar 08, 2015 11:28 AM
RE: Rickena's
That was quick!
I would love to see the obit. If it is easier for you to email it to me, feel free to send it to

Have a wonderful Sunday. Cindy
Added by Cindy on Mar 08, 2015 11:24 AM
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