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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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Thomas Ebling
RE: Thank You
Hi Shawdau (#47263480)

Thank you, I would like to have her Find A Grave Memorial# 83405304

Thomas Ebling (#47541738)
Added by Thomas Ebling on May 24, 2015 9:12 PM
Thomas Ebling
RE: Thank You
Hi Shawdau

Mary Clementine (Steele) Garrison is my Great-grandmother. She had a hard life, her husband, James Walter Garrison (my Great-grandfather), disappeared shortly after the 5 June 1900 federal census was taken. Mary Clementine, was left to fend for herself, with 4 children ranging in age from 17 to 10. She put notices in the newspapers reporting him missing. By the 20 April 1910 federal census, she had given up finding him, and in this census is listed as "widowed".

But Mary Clementine's husband, James Walter Garrison, was in-fact still living at this time. He was a alcoholic and a bigamist and is found in the 22 April 1910 federal census at Canton Township (ward 4), Stark County, Ohio. He is listed as married (for 28 years). Later in the 1910 city directories, he is found living at 419 W 7th, Canton, Stark County, Ohio and it lists his wife as Alice.

Alice & James Walter Garrison, are found in the city directories for Canton, Stark County, Ohio in the following years, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1921.

After 1921 (1922-1923) we only find James W, Garrison in the city directories (Alice is missing).

By 1920 he is still living in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio and has a wife by the name of Alice K. (aka Alice M.) her age is given as 68 (occupation none). James Walter Garrison, died on 27 March 1925 at Canton, Stark County, Ohio.

Hope you find this information useful.


Thomas Gary Ebling
Added by Thomas Ebling on May 24, 2015 8:35 AM
RE: Notterr mem
Wow! wonderful for you to do all that! We all thank you! jul
Added by JuJu on May 23, 2015 5:57 PM
RE: Thank You!
You're very welcome. You have a good holiday weekend, too.
Added by Jeanette on May 23, 2015 3:54 PM
Notterr mem
Thank you for posting headstone photo! Thank you for all you do!
Added by JuJu on May 23, 2015 10:12 AM
Marcia Walker
Andrew Cooper inscription
You do have to really enlarge it on your screen. While the military marker says the same, I'm pretty sure what it says is "member of Co H 11th ILL Cavalry", which matches the military marker. I can't read the tiny phrase at the bottom, though. Thanks for your interest!
Added by Marcia Walker on May 22, 2015 1:48 PM
Marcia Walker
Andrew Cooper photo
Yes, please add another sounds as if it has more information and I'd love to see it posted. Thank you!
Added by Marcia Walker on May 21, 2015 7:13 PM
RE: Source for Obituaries
What a good idea! I have a copy of that, but never thought about putting the information into Find a Grave. Thanks!
Added by Ruth on May 20, 2015 8:03 PM
OK. That one's done. If you want to send the newspaper, publication date and p. #, I'd be glad to include that information, too -- if you have it. I don't remember where all of these are coming from. True gold!
Added by Ruth on May 20, 2015 3:48 PM
Candace Smith
RE: Thank You!
You are welcome! Candace Smith Savannah, Ga
Added by Candace Smith on May 19, 2015 12:18 PM
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