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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Gwen and Bob
RE: Thank You!
I know the feeling very well! You are quite welcome. Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Jun 03, 2015 3:56 PM
LaDon Brennan
RE: Lucille Elizabeth McDonald
Thank you, your note was very helpful. If you find where Lucille's parents are buried/entered in Find A Grave, please let me know, as well as where her father is buried in So. Dakota. Appreciate the time you took to compile the information you sent.
Added by LaDon Brennan on May 31, 2015 8:10 PM
Art Parker
Hovey-Barlow connection
Thanks a lot for the clarification on your line! So the nearest common ancestors we share are James Hovey and Deborah Barlow ... you through daughter Mary Austin (1702) and I through son Edmund (1699). I'm looking forward to adding to the work you've begun; through Ancestry's recent weekend of free access to military records, I discovered some details on his War of 1812 service, and I have some info on his two previous marriages (and children) as well. Thank you again for this opportunity!
All the best,
Added by Art Parker on May 31, 2015 4:43 PM
Art Parker
Hovey of Rozetta, IL
Thank you so much for your thoughtful (and quick!) transfer of Rev. James and Abigail Hovey's memorials. It will be a privilege to augment their pages with some biographical details and "reunite" them with family through relationship links.
Best wishes for continued success in your research!
Added by Art Parker on May 31, 2015 8:11 AM
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
Thank you
Thank you for the memorial you tranfered Find A Grave Memorial# 124920649.

Thank you
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman
Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on May 31, 2015 6:45 AM
Dawn Moore
Elva and Thomas Weston
Elva (121266925) and Thomas' (121266860) parents (Mary and Uriah) are my 2x great grandparents. I have created Mary and Uriah's Find-A-Grave entries and would like to manage the entries for Elva and Thomas as well. Would you be willing to transfer them to me?
Dawn Moore
Added by Dawn Moore on May 29, 2015 6:30 AM
Thomas Ebling
RE: Thank You
Hi Shawdau (#47263480)

Thank you, I would like to have her Find A Grave Memorial# 83405304

Thomas Ebling (#47541738)
Added by Thomas Ebling on May 24, 2015 9:12 PM
Thomas Ebling
RE: Thank You
Hi Shawdau

Mary Clementine (Steele) Garrison is my Great-grandmother. She had a hard life, her husband, James Walter Garrison (my Great-grandfather), disappeared shortly after the 5 June 1900 federal census was taken. Mary Clementine, was left to fend for herself, with 4 children ranging in age from 17 to 10. She put notices in the newspapers reporting him missing. By the 20 April 1910 federal census, she had given up finding him, and in this census is listed as "widowed".

But Mary Clementine's husband, James Walter Garrison, was in-fact still living at this time. He was a alcoholic and a bigamist and is found in the 22 April 1910 federal census at Canton Township (ward 4), Stark County, Ohio. He is listed as married (for 28 years). Later in the 1910 city directories, he is found living at 419 W 7th, Canton, Stark County, Ohio and it lists his wife as Alice.

Alice & James Walter Garrison, are found in the city directories for Canton, Stark County, Ohio in the following years, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1921.

After 1921 (1922-1923) we only find James W, Garrison in the city directories (Alice is missing).

By 1920 he is still living in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio and has a wife by the name of Alice K. (aka Alice M.) her age is given as 68 (occupation none). James Walter Garrison, died on 27 March 1925 at Canton, Stark County, Ohio.

Hope you find this information useful.


Thomas Gary Ebling
Added by Thomas Ebling on May 24, 2015 8:35 AM
RE: Notterr mem
Wow! wonderful for you to do all that! We all thank you! jul
Added by JuJu on May 23, 2015 5:57 PM
RE: Thank You!
You're very welcome. You have a good holiday weekend, too.
Added by Jeanette on May 23, 2015 3:54 PM
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