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BobH (#47539390)
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Thanks to all FAG contributors; I think FAG is a great project to be involved with.

Entries are based on grave photos, obituaries and death records. I have photos of most entries, so if there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, please enter a photo request and I will get the photo posted if i have one. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not include names of living persons in obituaries. Also, a reference should be included in obituaries revealing the source.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I almost always try confirm the information. I do not link to burial unknown memorials.

If you would like a transfer within FAG guidelines, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

I take all the photos that I upload to the site. Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

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Thank you for the pictures of Thomas and Martha McBride. Appreciate it! Kathy
Added by Stephens/Howe on Aug 24, 2016 10:48 AM
Mark Race
RE: George Parkin
Oh, almost forgot, can you send me the link to where you found Thomas and Ann's record of death and/or burial in the Channing Street Cemetery?

You said that you found them in the Elgin death registers????


Added by Mark Race on Aug 23, 2016 4:47 PM
Mark Race
RE: George Parkin
Bob, thanx. I spent quite a bit of time at Bluff City Cemetery today. You are correct about the excavation of the Chancy (Channing) Street Cemetery and the removal of the bodies to Bluff Creek. I did obtain a little bit of the recorded information, in writing, from the cemetery administration. I have a copy of a record card for Ella Parkin, Thomas and Ann Race Parkin's daughter, that was exhumed from Chancy St and moved to Bluff Creek. Along with that (on the card) Thomas and Ella had a registration number the cemetery uses to track their specific burials.

So, without out a doubt Thomas & Ella were definitely buried there, and then moved to Bluff City. There is no proof of Ann in there records, her exhumation, the only thing that I do have is her obituary stating she was brought from Hammond, Indiana and was immediately interned. Bluff City had set aside a part of section 1-C for those bodies. No headstones that existed were brought with the exhumation. What makes matters even worse, no records were exchanged and regardless of the date of death & burial at Channy St the new record created at Bluff City reflects the new burial date.

Everyone was moved in and around 1910, so even if the person died in 1860, the new burial date is (date of exhumation, 1910). Lovely, huh... I am a little surprised Bluff City hasn't erected something on that piece of ground as a memorial to those that were moved. Even if the cant list all of the names. She did tell me that no one else is permitted to be buried in that section of ground.

There are a few other Parkin's that I have located and there is record of, two, Thomas and Amelia Parkin, do not have headstones that I could locate. I have the section maps she supplied and believe me, I walked Section 11 South at Dell Ave and Linden for 3 hours.

I am in the process of pulling all the photo's and cards together for our families various trees. There are people in England, Australia and the US waiting to see what I have found.

Send something to, put BobH in the subject line. I will send you everything I have obtained in you would like to have it..

Mark Race
Added by Mark Race on Aug 23, 2016 4:42 PM
Leiseberg and Dearlove
thank you for taking these photos for me
Added by margaret on Aug 23, 2016 5:48 AM
a nelson
Frank Aldin Mitchell # 129734551
Hi, Frank died 27 Nov 1936 Chicago,Illinois buried 30 Nov 1936 Section 11 Lot 46.
Chicago Daily Tribune Nov 29, 1936 p 18
Mitchell - Frank A. Mitchell of 6321 N. Hermitage avenue; beloved husband of the late Bessie Wilcox Mitchell, fond brother of Mabel A. Weil. Services at 6216 N. Clark street, Monday, Nov. 30. at 12 o’clock, noon. Interment Bluff city cemetery, Elgin. Member of Goodfellowship lodge, No. 1043, A. F. & A. M.

Thanks for posting Bessie's gravestone photo.
Added by a nelson on Aug 17, 2016 9:35 AM
a nelson
Bessie W. Mitchell l# 129734552
Hi, This is Elizabeth Wilcox Mitchell Born 18 Jun 1885, Rock Island, Rock Island, IL Died 15 Feb 1930
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb. 16, 1930 p 16
Mitchell - Bessie Wilcox Mitchell, Feb. 15, beloved wife of Frank A. Mitchell, beloved sister of Gertrude Sala, Grace Orth, Cora Bohart Florence Johnson, Lucia Wilcox, Arthur M. and Homer L. Funeral Monday, Feb. 17, at 1 p. m., at chapel, 7066 N. Clark-st. Interment Elgin, Ill.
Father Edward Wilcox B. 1839 New York, Died 1917
Mother Elizabeth Thompson B. 1855 New York D. 1928
Parents are buried at Chippiannock Cemetery,Rock Island,Illinois
Edward Find A Grave # 120681123 Elizabeth Find A Grave # 120681287 in case you want to link them. Thanks.
Added by a nelson on Aug 17, 2016 2:21 AM
Welsby transfers
Bob, thank you for your numerous WELSBY transfers. Your pictures and work and is amazing. I will continue to link family members and add personal photos.Would you mind sending me a copy of Jane Ann Frances Hawkins Welsby death certificate or record you used to confirm birth and death dates?
Also, do you have a record to verify her parent as Henry Hawkins? I am wondering about other Henry Hawkins in the Bluff City Cemetery. Wonder is there is a family link?
Aren't these pink headstones amazing this branch of the family used?
thank you so very much!
Added by LToth on Aug 10, 2016 8:36 AM
Mary Runyon- Hanshew
Sigler Boeman
Thank you for the photo and establishing the true birth date.
Added by Mary Runyon- Hanshew on Aug 09, 2016 12:44 PM
Ira Hewitt
Thank you so much for the Photo and info. If you happen to be in the area again, if you wouldn't mind, would you get the others also. They are my husbands family and it would be nice to see the stone and all the infor they may hold. Unsure if we will be up that way any time soon.
Again thank you for your assistance.
Added by JP on Aug 08, 2016 1:15 PM
Heinl/Tucker photos
Thank you so much for the pictures of Chris N. Heinl , Eva L and their daughter Suzanne (Heinl) Tucker grave markers. I appreciate it so much.
Kathy Howe
Added by Stephens/Howe on Aug 06, 2016 10:58 AM
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