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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 17 days
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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John Monroe
John Alvin Merrifield
Hello, my name is John Monroe.
I am looking into my family history that includes the Merrifields in the Christian County Pana Illinois area.
My Grandmother was Carolyn Louise Merrifield.
My great grandfather was William David Merrifield.
I am now looking for the resting place of my great grandfathers dad,
(John Alvin Merrifield). I can not find anything on him since 1910 in Danville, illinois. Any help locating John Alvin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any information that you can pass along please let me know. You can contact me , John Monroe , (E-Mail)
Please put John Alvin Merrifield in the subject line.
Thank You,
John Monroe
Added by John Monroe on Mar 23, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: Mentie Brooks
You are very welcome! Nearly 104 years old! I can only imagine all the wonderful stories.
Added by RVanetti on Mar 22, 2015 7:40 PM
Spanish American War
19 March 2015
I have noted your memorial for James Franklin Sims. Is he an ancestor of yours? If so, I would encourage you to consider joining the SSAWV to honor his memory.
The Rev. John S. Sims
Jr. Vice Pres.
Added by Spanish American War on Mar 19, 2015 10:04 AM
Mykayla Baker
RE: correction
It is correct. Thank you for taking the time out to fix it. I was trying to but it would not let me.
Added by Mykayla Baker on Mar 12, 2015 9:13 AM
Leslie Robbins Martin
Harry Martin Schubert
Thank you !!
Added by Leslie Robbins Martin on Mar 10, 2015 4:32 PM
Leslie Robbins Martin
Harry Martin Schubert
Hi..If I send you an obit, would you copy and paste it to his bio section? Let me know. Thanks! Leslie
Added by Leslie Robbins Martin on Mar 08, 2015 4:48 PM
RE: Elliott Fontenot
you are welcome. I was scared I would get stuck. it was pouring down rain and pretty muddy
Added by Bobby on Mar 02, 2015 8:13 AM
Vicki Edwards
Melanie Simon
Hello Again,

I recd a message that my edit for this memorial was accepted this morning. I just checked and see August Joe Simon is now listed twice as her spouse. Once of course is enough!

Are you willing to transfer her memorial to me? I would like to incorporate the info I've found in my research of her life into her bio. If you want me to return the memorial to you, I will transfer it back to you when I finish.

Thank you for working with me on her and her husband's memorials.

Vicki Edwards
Find A Grave #47594137
Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 15, 2015 1:22 PM
Vicki Edwards
Simon Family - Pana - UPDATE
Hello Again!

I just tried to link Mathilde Josephine Simon to August Simon and Find A Grave is not allowing me to do it. So---it appears you must link these 2 who were indeed married.

August: 104678520
Mathilde Josephine: 104678638

Please see my message below from a few minutes ago and thanks again for your help.

Vicki Edwards
Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 14, 2015 12:09 AM
Vicki Edwards
Simon Family - Pana
Hello Again Rev Sims,

Thanks for your note. Melanie Simon is now correctly linked to husband August J. Simon, she was his 1st wife. In the process, however, it appears his 2nd wife, Mathilda Josephine Valerois Simon, was mistakenly unlinked from him. I will send you an Edit to re-link her.

Bottom line, August Simon had 2 wives: 1. Melanie who died in 1914, and 2. Mathilde Josephine whom he married around 1916; she died in 1949.

Re transfers, I have learned a lot about August and Melanie, so I would be happy if you would transfer those 2 to me (#104678520 & #71075568) so I can write bio's for them. If you prefer to keep August's memorial, then transferring only Melanie's memorial is fine. (I don't know much about wife #2, so please keep her memorial.)

Thanks for your help and feedback. I'll send the edit to re-link Mathilde Josephine to August in a few minutes.

Vicki Edwards
Find A Grave #47594137
Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 13, 2015 11:59 PM
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