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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. |
It's exciting to research how everyone in a cemetery is related to each other and I enjoy getting emails from descendants who have discovered pictures of their ancestors graves here on this fabulous site.
Closer to home my Mom and I are helping with photo requests and general clean-up at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale.
As part of my masters thesis I am currently documenting how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster are memorialized. I am continually thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. helping 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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|Don Lynch||CARRIE JONES|
Connected! Thank you! Don
|ErinDeHart||RE: Veva A. Pursley Holt|
No problem. I always like to go to new cemeteries. I plan to go back soon and finish photographing the entire cemetery. I missed one when making my list (I think it is one you have requested- Vallencia Pursley, somehow I didn't write that one down so I will try to get a picture soon. I did get Julian's though. Very sad way that she died, yet interesting.
|Marjorie ||Edit FAG|
Do you know about the edits on your contributor page?
Added by Marjorie on Mar 17, 2014 7:05 PM
|Mary Ann Dye||christian souder|
gravestone photo for christian souder in the germantown mennonite cemetery...can you decipher any dates at all on this stone?
|Family Scribe||Rick Smith|
Ann, We both created a memorial for Rick Smith. I would like to integrate the info into one memorial. 117227708 and 101935688.
Thank you very much!
|JRBaugher||Bradley R Reid|
Would you be so kind as to transfer my baby brother's grave to me? Find A Grave Memorial# 98296412. Thank you so much for your photo and entry!
|B.J. Waters||RE: Leroy A Parker|
You're welcome. I read the article posted on his memorial page. Very sad the way it happened. Just imagine how the boy who threw the snake felt. He was responsible for this horrible accident and had to live with it the rest of his life. And the poor father. Life is short.
|Ronda Arnett||Holmes Family|
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
I have birth and death dates for Marshall A Holmes, and his mother Margaret Moier Holmes, and a sister Helen H Holmes if you are interested in posting them on Find a Grave
Marshall A Holmes born Jul 18 1868 Broome County NY
died Jan 3 1944 Los Angeles CA
mother - Margaret Moier Holmes born Mar 1825 in Scotland died Mar 27 1911 in Los Angeles,CA
sister - Helen H Holmes 1864 Broome County NY
died Sept 3 1899 Los Angeles,CA (Typhoid)
|Carol||Mary A vs. Mary E. Whalen|
Ok I got it all straightened out and photos are now correct....Mom.....BTW Happy Birthday
Added by Carol on Feb 01, 2014 12:30 PM
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