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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Stephen Cantrell
RE: Thank You Again
You're welcome! Glad to help. Let me know if you ever need anything! It's easy for me to find obits in the Peoria Journal Star back to 1991. Although some obits don't get published the paper. Best!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Feb 13, 2015 5:03 PM
Sharon Robinson King
Florence June Boyer Bielski-Thomas
I am related to June thru the Boyer side of the family.. There is no information on her Dad's side of the family (Frank Lynn Boyer 1872-1941) and was wondering if you have any information to share or know of someone I might contact.
Thank you
Sharon Robinson King at
Added by Sharon Robinson King on Feb 13, 2015 2:26 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Family member biographies
I looked through the other surnames you mentioned in your profile, and found D. J. Shaw (bio and ink drawing). The only other name was Wood: John (bio & drawing), Hon. Samuel (bio & drawing), William, and Cyrus.
See anything there you'd like me to try to scan for you?
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 29, 2015 8:51 PM
RE: Lloyd Rankin Obituary
I think I forgot to reply to your last message. Thanks for letting me know the probable newspaper where Lloyd Rankin's obit appeared. Hope winter isn't too bad -- wherever you are.

Best regards,
Added by Ruth on Jan 29, 2015 11:51 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Family member biographies
Are you familiar with the book "Portrait and Biographical Album", Warren County, Ill published 1886? I see that there is a biographical sketch for S.W. Huston, son of John and Elizabeth (Weakley) Huston. He married Mary Woods, children are Carrie, James W and Robert W. I'm in (temporary) custody of the book, and will try to scan appropriate pages (the book is several hundred pages thick, so I don't know if I can successfully scan it or if I'll have to try to photograph it). There's very little in it I have found concerning my own relatives; do you have last names I could search for who might be included in it (just Warren County)?
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 28, 2015 10:54 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Phebe Huston Coghill
I see that you're busy as usual, and I'm sure you've helped dozens of people since I last communicated with you.
Look for the Huston's to be transferred, and thanks.
Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 26, 2015 9:56 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Phebe Huston Coghill
Thanks for reminding me to add her maiden name. I also have the memorials for her parents, but really only know what I can cobble together from the census records and family trees at Ancestry. Would you like the Huston records transferred to you?
Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jan 23, 2015 1:44 PM
Sue Whitaker
RE: Thank You
Your Welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Sue Whitaker on Jan 19, 2015 7:13 PM
Lloyd Rankin Obituary
Hi: Really appreciate having the information. Do you happen to know what newspaper the obituary appeared in? Nice to hear from you! And thanks!
Added by Ruth on Jan 15, 2015 12:55 PM
Marilyn Roth
You may have copied the burial instead of the death date for Melville Lloyd Green. There's an online Illinois Statewide Death Index that says he died 6 Nov. 1934.
Added by Marilyn Roth on Jan 15, 2015 8:36 AM
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