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Leland Bottomley (#47830528)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo Born in 1937 in Utica, Illinois
Retired Head Lock & Dam Operator at Starved Rock Lock & Dam on the Illinois Waterway.

I do this to help others to connect to their Families and it is great exercise. Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

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Robert Swain
Thanks for the updates to the Harlacher memorial, Leland.
Added by Robert Swain on Sep 20, 2016 7:34 PM
Gene Adams
RE: Possible correction
No problem, the more I looked the more I thought that was what it was also. Thnx! Gene
Added by Gene Adams on Jul 18, 2016 6:51 PM
Gene Adams
Possible correction
Hey Leland,
Are you close enough to recheck memorial 132754050 I believe that is Josiah A Miller. Too many shadows on the stone in the photo to tell for sure but that is the rest of his family he is with. He would be my second grt grand uncle.

Thanks for all you do!
Gene Adams
Overland Park, Ks
Added by Gene Adams on Jul 18, 2016 4:11 PM
Bryan Wakat
RE: Dyer Kipp

Again, thank you much for the photos and verifying the location of Cora's cenotaph. Having found a photo of the memorials (taken by my grandfather in the 40's) and not knowing the location was getting frustrating.

Would you be willing to transfer management of Cora's memorial to me? Now that it's located, I have to merge this cenotaph with an existing Burial at Sea memorial that my cousin is managing.

In any case, we really appreciate the work you do.

Added by Bryan Wakat on Jul 01, 2016 12:06 PM
Bryan Wakat
Dyer Kipp
Thank you so much for taking a photo of this monument; I've been trying to locate my GG Grandfathers' gravesite for a while and missed the opportunity to visit Fairview when I was in Tonica last year. I only knew family was in the Old Cemetery and Riverside.

You didn't happen to note or photograph level markers for his daughters Julia Inez and Cora offhand? I have old photos of the markers but didn't know they were located at this cemetery until Julia was listed at Fairview. Cora's cenotaph should be at the same location although she was buried at see.

Any additional information would be appreciated.

Much appreciated, Bryan
Added by Bryan Wakat on Jun 30, 2016 3:10 PM
Timothy M. Coplin
Henry & Mary Brady
Thank you for your time and talent. I appreciate being able to see these grave markers of my wife's 3x-great-grandparents.
Added by Timothy M. Coplin on Jun 29, 2016 11:58 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Regarding your note to another about Oak Hill
I find that I overlook things all the time. Sometimes records don't even show people who are actually buried in a cemetery; oversights are quite common, especially the further back one goes. Thank you sir.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on May 30, 2016 8:16 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Regarding your note to another about Oak Hill
Hi Leland, it sure is good exercise and it primarily how I get mine. I hope I didn't come off as rude in any way, shape or form. Just trying to be helpful. Take care.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on May 30, 2016 2:24 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Regarding your note to another about Oak Hill
Hi Leland,

I saw your note to other members who are seeking photos of loved ones graves at Oak Hill Cemetery in Utica. I was there a couple of months ago and managed to actually fulfill some photo requests (for old stones). It's worth taking another walk around the cemetery before concluding that these stones (for the current photo requests) don't exist - especially since I fulfilled some of them.


Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on May 28, 2016 7:10 AM
Carol Kreider
RE: Amelia Ebner
Thank you! I've deleted the other two memorials. I really appreciate your help.
Added by Carol Kreider on May 20, 2016 1:09 PM
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