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JMS (#47032380)
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Bio Photo I LIVE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS & HAVE BEEN DOING FAMILY GENEALOGY FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
I ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES FOR OTHER FAMILIES WHICH ARE TOO FAR AWAY TO VISIT THE CEMETERY.
I ADD THE NEWSPAPER OBITUARY (WHEN POSSIBLE), WHICH IS A HELPFUL TOOL FOR FAMILIES WANTING INFORMATION ON A RELATIVE. BEFORE ADDING MY INFORMATION, I CHECK FIND A GRAVE VERY CAREFULLY AS NOT TO HAVE A DOUBLE ENTRY.
GREAT WORK IS BEING DONE WITH FIND A GRAVE. MANY FAMILIES HAVE A CHANCE TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR ROOTS.
(2010-2012) I HAVE WALKED, TRANSCRIBED, & CREATED NEW CEMETERY REFERENCE BOOKS FOR THE MOULTRIE CO. GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CEMETERIES I HAVE TRANSCRIBED ARE: GREENHILL, MASONIC HOME, FRENCH, GRAHAM CHAPEL, TURNER & KELLER. OTHERS ARE ON MY LIST OF 'TO DO'.
I AM WILLING TO MAKE TRANSFERS WITHIN THE 4 GENERATION "FIND A GRAVE" GUIDELINES WHICH ARE: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED.
For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS I will gladly make additions, corrections or links.
PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right side of the memorial to send the information.

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Messages left for JMS (271)[Leave Message]
D. Meserole
RE: Arthur Fox
Sorry I was getting mixed up between the two Arthurs.
Added by D. Meserole on Jul 05, 2015 11:33 PM
janet donner
burnett
I took this from the cemetery book so not sure if there is a stone. I did take a lot of pictures in this cemetery but if there is a stone for this one I missed it.
Janet
Added by janet donner on Jun 23, 2015 6:44 AM
Jane Gerrish Waddell
John & dau. Jesse Goodwin @ Harrison Cem.
Rec'd your message; currently on vacation; difficult sending messages out from Outlook. Will try to check the Goodwins out when I return home in a few weeks. Unfortunately, I recently got a new laptop and have not yet transferred all my files. I have the digital copies of all Marion Co. Gen Soc Quarterlies on my other computer at home. It's easy to do a search for a name in all issues at one time. If nothing found there I'll try to find an obit at the Genealogy Society library the next time I'm in Salem .
-Jane
Added by Jane Gerrish Waddell on Jun 16, 2015 1:18 PM
janet donner
Bertha Gifford Tovey
98313668

I am not sure why I used Hughes in her name. I did an ancestor book for my friend and bertha was a relative. Actually maiden name was Gifford and I Corrected this am. I cant find where her husband is buried. I have a copy of the Hewitt cemetery book and
I believe that is where I got my inform.
If I find anyhting on him will let you know
her name should have been Bertha Gifford Tovey
Janet
Added by janet donner on Apr 29, 2015 9:17 AM
janet donner
Bertha Toney
DECATUR HERALD 1965

MRS. BERTHA TONEY, 88, OF 1607 E. WOOD ST. DIED AT 2:30 A. M. TODAY IN HER HOME AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS. MRS. TONEY HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF DECATUR FOR 30 YEARS, MOVING HERE FROM LAPLACE. SHE WAS A PRACTICAL NURSE AND A MEMBER OF THE LAPLACE METHODIST CHURCH.
SHE WAS BORN AUG. 21, 1876 IN LAKE CITY, A DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND RUTH COOK GIFFORD. SHE WAS MARRIED TO CLAUDE TONEY WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SURVIVING IS ONE NIECE, MRS. HARRY(NAOMI) DARE OF DECATUR. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE INCOMPLETE AT BRINTLINGERS FUNERAL HOME.

I dont have the orginal but you can copy and paste this one
Janet
Added by janet donner on Apr 29, 2015 9:01 AM
Bob McMurray
RE: Ada Bushnell Davis
Thanks - I submitted a suggested edit for the links to her parents. --Bob
Added by Bob McMurray on Apr 05, 2015 8:34 PM
Bob McMurray
Linking Ada Bushnell Davis to her family
Thank you for entering Ada Bushnell Davis to findagrave. She is the daughter of Hiram and Hannah McMurray Bushnell and was my grandfather's 1st cousin.

I was wondering if it would be possible to link Ada to her mother and father. Much thanks, Bob McMurray
Added by Bob McMurray on Apr 05, 2015 10:00 AM
Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I mailed them to her home.
Tom
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 16, 2014 7:57 PM
Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I have sent the obituaries to Kaye Webb who met with us when we were in Sullivan. If you don't mind just asked her. If any problem just let me know and I will email them to you.
Tom
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 15, 2014 4:20 PM
Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I requested the obituaries from the Decatur, IL Public Library and this is what they sent to me.
Anna Elliott McDonald is my wife's grandfather, Mitchell Dea Elliott, younger sister. We made a trip to the Sullivan, IL area just a week ago to find more info on the Elliott's.
We obtain Anna's birth certificate at the Moultrie County Courthouse and it states the birth date as November 21, 1885.
Do you have any information or pictures on Lorinda (Lee) Elliott, Anna's mother? She is the wife of James Thomas Elliott. We are looking for a date of death and burial information.
How are you related and where are you located?
Tom Hotchkiss
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 14, 2014 7:12 PM
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