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Stories of my Illinois ancestors were shared with me by my great grandmother Grace Ellen Smith Scanlon at an early age and this sparked a deep interest in genealogy and learning more about my heritage. After many years of library and Internet research I decided to visit the areas where my Smith, Rowland, and Wilkerson ancestors once lived. I've now made several trips to Illinois, specifically Montgomery County, and over the course of these visits have developed an interest in documenting cemeteries. My main focus is on abandoned family farm and small community cemeteries that are difficult to locate and are in the greatest need of being recorded. |
Closer to home my Mom and I are helping with photo requests and general clean-up at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale and research at Morningside (Pioneer) Cemetery in Sylmar.
As part of my masters thesis I documented how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster have been memorialized. I am thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. who helped me locate and photograph the grave of each flood victim so they are not forgotten.
I do my best to provide complete and accurate information in all my postings. Corrections are encouraged! I will gladly transfer memorials to family and I am happy share my photographs, but please give proper credit: "Ann Stoddard, Find A Grave #46964942". If I have offended anyone by adding their loved ones to the site please let me know and I will promptly remove the memorial.
I can be contacted at email@example.com
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Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!! For adding the Gilmore tombstone pictures.
|Janice Hensley||James & Julia Ferguson|
Thank you for the information on these people.
|Kay||Charles A. Evans|
Thank you for the added information, I updated Charles memorial.
Added by Kay on Feb 12, 2015 2:20 PM
|Kim Bierbaum||Elizabeth Ann Eastwood change you suggested|
I made your suggested change to Elizabeth Eastwood's death date. You were right - typo on my part. Thanks! Kim Bierbaum
|Joan||Amanda Churchill Carter|
Thank You for the information!
Added by Joan on Feb 08, 2015 10:52 AM
|Martha Shanahan||RE: Rufus McIlmoil|
This is weird - I just looked at his memorial and now Ella is there just once. Don't know what happened but all's well today!
|Denise Peters||Emmy Armbruster|
Thank you SO very much for the transfer.
|LButlin||Mary Ella Childs (Read)|
Thank you for the transfer of Mary Ella Read! I appreciate it.
Added by LButlin on Jan 15, 2015 10:09 AM
|Carol McLaughlin||RE: Frederick Gieselmann|
Ann, Thanks so much for transferring Frederick's memorial to me. I will do the best that I can. It is great to find a 2G-grandfather.
|Pam||Credit where due|
I've updated my profile to include Pioneer, and added a link to your profile in thanks for the work.
Added by Pam on Dec 17, 2014 2:17 PM
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