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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo Updated May 20, 2016

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

The following lists the active burial sections at ALNC. These sections were opened for interments on the dates listed...

Active section(s) for Cremated Remains:
1) Section 11, opened October 2012
2) Section 12, opened October 2012
3) Columbarium 7 Wall 21, opened May 2016

Active section(s) for Casketed Remains:
1) Section 15, opened May 2015
2) Section 16, opened November 2015

When the above gravesites are made presentable with sod and engraved marker stones or niche covers, I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until after the professional grounds-keepers have had time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable. If I have not uploaded a photo by the 4-month mark, please do request a photo.

Thank you for your patience.

Read This BEFORE Uploading Photos...

I shouldn't have to ask, however, with the rapid proliferation of "cell-phone photography" it has become necessary for me put in text what I think should be obvious...

Please do NOT upload gravesite photographs if they...
1) were taken at an impossible angle,
2) show bird poop on the stone,
3) have spiders, other insects in the frame,
4) have grass clippings, mud or debris on the stone,
5) have your shadow or your car in the frame,
6) have people, pets or other crap in the background,
7) have flowers or other debris blocking or making it difficult to read the engraved text
8) show the gravesite in any other "not ready for primetime" condition (for example: dead or rotting cut-flowers, open pit, plywood covers, shovels, other tools or construction equipment or the groundkeepers or workers in the frame).

In short, take pride in your work! Don't place a gravesite photo on one of my memorial page that you would NOT be proud to show your family if you had placed it on one of your own relative's memorial pages.

Thank you for your consideration.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.


Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This does not include Cousins, Aunts or Uncles. Nor does it include your neighbor or BFF.

You need not ask for a transfer if your "Contributions to Find A Grave" on your profile page shows an insignificant effort at "Pay-it-forward."

"The goal at Find A Grave should NOT be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."

Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

My Photos...

Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT copy them to this or any other website; do NOT sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission. (For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling fee" or "re-imbursement fee" or "printing fee" to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.)

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my physical notice from the draft board in the spring of 1972 and in August that year I followed in my father's foot steps, joining the US Navy (he put in 24 years before retiring as a CTCM in 1969). I spent 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines. In October 1980 I was honorably discharged as an EM1(SS).

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinois. Most of that time in the training department as a Senior Reactor Operator License Training Instructor for both Intitial and Continuing training students.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field.

Currently, I am still retired and live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Lisa Cl
RE: Transfer request
Thank you for the transfer, and thank you for creating the page for my parents.
Added by Lisa Cl on Jun 20, 2016 6:26 AM
Kenneth Leslie Green (720344)
Thank you for your time and the photo.
Added by Steve on Jun 17, 2016 3:15 PM
RE: Transfer Request
Thank you so much. Now I can link her with Dad's entry. Best, Helen
Added by HM on Jun 15, 2016 6:12 AM
Transfer Request
Please transfer management of the memorial for Helen Moore (#72382899) at Calverton National Cemetery here on Long Island to me. She's my mother.

Thanks very much,
(Find a Grave member #47129475)
Added by HM on Jun 15, 2016 5:48 AM
RE: Memorial 129681732
I received the transfer of maintenance update!

Thanks again,
Ronald Thibou, Jr.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2016 2:12 PM
Denise Dixon
Dwayne and Norma Francoeur
Thanks so much for creating pages for the parents of a dear friend. She also lost a brother recently, not sure where he is, but Francoeur is a good bet people are related to her, lol. The Francoeurs came from Canada (French Canadian) down into Illinois. My friends family has been in Bradley for many years, others moved on to parts of the west.

Thank you so much for the pages!

Denise Dixon
Added by Denise Dixon on Jun 13, 2016 12:37 PM
Lisa Cl
Transfer request
I'm new here so you won't see a lot of "pay it forward" activity yet on my profile, but I have volunteered to take a bunch of photos, so ...I'm trying!

I would ask that you transfer Burrell Gluskin 116123448 and Mercia Gluskin 116123476 to me. I am their daughter. There are quite a few items I'd like to add to each. Thank you!

Lisa Cl member #48708566
Added by Lisa Cl on Jun 10, 2016 4:22 PM
Please transfer
Find A Grave Memorial# 66261444
Anna Hall is my mother
Added by SueH on Jun 08, 2016 7:01 AM
Sande Crosland-Moland
Added by Sande Crosland-Moland on Jun 06, 2016 7:46 PM
Re: Jack Clifford Swinfin
Thank you for creating this for my father.... I will send his parents info as soon as I can.
Added by EMong on Jun 05, 2016 10:44 AM
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