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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible.
I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin
"Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can Not Heal."
Found on headstone in Friends Cemetery, Bentown, McLean County, Illinois

"Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again"
"Not lost blest thought, but gone before,
Where we shall meet, to part no more."


The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear
What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Forever

Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered.
Thanks to all the volunteer photo takers for posting photos I have requested. I am very grateful for them taking their time in getting and posting. I sometimes don't thank them personally, but thank them for getting something I have asked for.
Don't view my emails everyday, to thank them faithfully. But I appreciate their dedication in getting them.

PLEASE NOTE: Sometime I edit my corrections, but when finished, when no change is sent in a message, it's usually a COMPUTER MALFUNCTION that sends NO CHANGE message to people wanting changes. SORRY. CAN'T HELP THIS COMPUTER'S MIND.
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Ida K Jensen
RE: Jean Claire Healy Braun
OK. Thank you for your quick response.
Added by Ida K Jensen on Apr 30, 2016 9:03 PM
Ida K Jensen
# 112168721
RE: Jean Claire Healy Braun.

We Always Spelled this as Heley. in Her Obit that you have attached, it clearly states that her Husband was Darrell Braun. Yet I see a Richard J Braun Attached as her Husband. could you Get a Clarification on this. I would Surly Be thankful.

Ida K Bisek Jensen
Added by Ida K Jensen on Apr 30, 2016 11:15 AM
Re: RE: Re: Leona Morgan
Yes, I understood that you had requested a photo of the headstone.

What I am not understanding why you would send me information regarding Denning Cemetery when I clearly have her listed in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Where (what cemetery) is it you were requested the photo? From the sounds of the message, you were requesting a headstone photo from Denning Cemetery; were you making your request off my memorial or off another memorial?
RE: Re: Leona Morgan
I was sent this message when I requested a photo; that's what the messages said.
Added by genealogyfever on Apr 25, 2016 9:26 AM
Tom Jackson
RE: leslie clayborn sparrow
FYI: I posted a photo for Leslie Clayborn sparrow Find A Grave# 21339300, you added, and noticed Linda T added a duplicate Find A Grave# 154990825.
Added by Tom Jackson on Apr 25, 2016 9:10 AM
Re: Leona Morgan
Per my records, the only Leona Morgan that I have in my maintained memorials in buried in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery as memorial 32283775.

I am not sure why you are sending it to me as I have the same information that was provided as to burial dates and burial number. And I don't have her listed in Denning Cemetery. Her husband is in Denning Cemetery

Please make comment as to what you want me to do with this information.

MY Photo request for Leona Morgan
They also reported, specifically:
Denning Cemetery is not in Benton, IL. It is in Orient, Franklin County, Illinois. There is no listing of a Leona Morgan in either of the two Denning Cemetery books. There is a Leona A. Morgan listed in Masonic and Odd Fellows at Benton, Illinois...interment #8906. B: 1873 D: 1964

Due to this problem, we believe that this photo request can not be fulfilled. As a result, we are removing it. If you can fix the problems that were reported and believe a photo can be acquired, pleLink to memorial page for Leona Morgan:

Link to contributor reporting error:
ase feel free to make a new request.
Added by genealogyfever on Apr 25, 2016 7:49 AM
Tom Jackson
myrle schilpp
Monument in sparrow cemetery has the spelling of Myrle as Merle. Check photo I added. I sent an edit.
Added by Tom Jackson on Apr 24, 2016 3:19 PM
Tom Jackson
John Donelson
you had 2 photo requests for John Donelson in Hopedale Mennonite cemetery. I fulfilled the photo request and put it on one of the requests. you might delete the duplicate request.
Added by Tom Jackson on Apr 24, 2016 2:34 PM
Mary Arvidson
St Joseph Cemetery-Wayzer gravesite
Hi Gina-I am filling your request for Steve and Rose Wayzer. They are buried with Rose's mom Anna Posh (1860-1936). If you create a memorial page for her let me know and I'll post the picture there too...Mary
Added by Mary Arvidson on Apr 18, 2016 8:59 PM
Jeff Holdman
RE: Steve Wayzer
Hello Gina - glad I could help. I should be able to photograph Steve (1884-1964) and Rose Wayzer also (within the next couple of weeks). I'm leaving the photo request unclaimed in case someone else wants to handle it before me.
Take care - Jeff
Added by Jeff Holdman on Apr 17, 2016 8:22 PM
Jan Miller
Richard Travis

Thanks so much for connecting him to his adoptive parents as well. Would you mind telling me how you did that? That would be very useful to know!

Added by Jan Miller on Apr 04, 2016 2:26 PM
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