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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated June 2, 2015

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

Currently active burial sections (opened for interments on the dates listed):

For Cremated Remains:
Section 11, October 2012
Section 12, October 2012
Columbarium 7 Wall 12, April 2015
Columbarium 7 Wall 13, May 2015
Columbarium 7 Wall 14, May 2015

For Casketed Remains:
Section 15, May 2015

I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until after the professional grounds-keepers have had time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable. If I have not uploaded a photo by the 4-month mark, please do request a photo.

Spring/Summer 2015 - The staff has spent the last year working diligently to level and re-sod most of the cemetery. They are currently working on Section 4. This includes raising the height and leveling thousands of marker stones, then removing the old grass/weeds and their root systems, leveling the ground with new black dirt and laying sod. The sod will need watered for a couple of weeks before it is ready for photographing.

Re-sodding Sections 3, 5, 7 and 8 is complete.

Thank you for your patience.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

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Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

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Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT copy them to this or any other website; do NOT sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission.

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling" or "printing" fee to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my draft board physical notice in the spring of 1972 and in August followed in my father's foot steps, joining the US Navy (he put in 24 years before retiring as a CTCM in 1969). I spent the next 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic missile submarines. Then in October 1980 as an EM1(SS), I was honorably discharged.

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinios. Most of that time in the training department as a Licensing Instructor.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field, including 8 years in Uncle Sam's nuclear Submarine Fleet.

Currently, I live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and, the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Lynn Nappier
George Edward Wade, Jr
Memorial #72391760
Would like to add bio info for my cousin Geo. W. Wade, Jr and add links to his siblings.
Added by Lynn Nappier on May 29, 2015 5:37 PM
Carol Zastera Michels
Robert Whitson Kane
Thank you so much for your prompt edit of his memorial page.
Added by Carol Zastera Michels on May 24, 2015 2:05 PM
RE: Re: Marie L Cline memorial page
My pleasure. I also sponsored John H Cline. They are my parents. I didn't know much about your site until I was looking for information on the location of the graves. I knew they were in Calverton, had visited them there, but couldn't remember the section number. Thank you for this service. Diane Puoplo.
Added by dianepuoplo on May 24, 2015 7:36 AM
Patti Evans
Austin K Hooper
Thank you for transferring my dad's Find A Grave entry to me! I appreciate it!
Added by Patti Evans on May 24, 2015 7:30 AM
Wanda Miller's obit
JER - Thank you for adding the obit, and credit, for Wanda Miller - 86640430, in ANC. Jim-S. 46879912
Added by Jim-S. on May 16, 2015 8:18 PM
Ruth Komanetsky Welch
Andrew Nebesnyk duplicate memorial
Hi Edward,
My cousin Andy Nebesnyk has 2 memorials # 145700432 was added first and includes his obit & links to his parents. The second memorial that you added doesn't have as much info. Would you be willing to delete this memorial?
Ruth Komanetsky Welch
Added by Ruth Komanetsky Welch on May 16, 2015 9:42 AM
Diana Billo
Thank you for the very nice photo.
Added by Spoolstragenealogy on May 16, 2015 9:41 AM
photo request for Anthony Billo
Very nice photo, thank you for your help. Blessings from
Added by Spoolstragenealogy on May 16, 2015 9:27 AM
Sharon Simmons, NYS
Your memorial is a duplicate of another
Added by KrayeB on May 15, 2015 6:45 PM
Undertaker 61
Roop and Hirt
Thank you for the information. Brad Undertaker61
Added by Undertaker 61 on May 14, 2015 3:21 PM
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