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Becky Jacobs (#46859466)
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Bio Photo Becky Jacobs graduated from Elgin High School. 7 generations of my family is buried in the Prospect Cemetery. (Live in Abilene, TX since 1977). I have worked on genealogy research for 40 years and just completed my 19th family history book. I published "The Scrapbook of Prospect Ohio Pioneers" in 1988 from clippings from my Great Grandmother Rebecca Jane Bevis Hedges of whom I was named. My dad, Carl L. Jacobs was a Prospect township trustee. My great grandfather Stephen Bingham McWherter was the Sexton at the cemetery from 1921 until his death in 1923.I have checked these records against death and census records. Over 8500 obits from my cousin Sarah Longnecker Reichardt's scrapbooks, she gave me years ago along with obits from the Prospect Monitor, Richwood Gazette and Marysville Journal Tribune obits will be added as time permits. Thanks to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood in helping me to honor those that have gone before.

My dad, Carl also served as a trustee at the York Cemetery in Union County, Ohio. I went to Byhalia-York from 1st to 8th grade before moving to Prospect. May 19 2011 permission was granted from Leona & David Gustafson to use their pictures of the York Cemetery. This has added greatly to the memorials. Thank you Leona & David for your years of taking these beautiful pictures, we know the families will appreciate them. We are all working toward the same cause to
preserve the family.

In 1991 my friend Sherry Bowen Barger helped me copy the old cemetery record books. Sep 2011 classmates Larry Osborn & wife Norma and Terry Redmon helped take 4800 pictures of tombstones. Cousins Sylvia Bevis Harmon & Jean Bevis Clingenpeel shared copies of obit for this cemetery.

Jim Issler is helping me on this project. He has gave me files for 1923-1949 that I have edited

Ralph Issler (Jim's dad) is Superintendent at the cemetery since 1988 and we appreciate the great job he does.

My goal on Find A Grave is to link families together NOT to just add names. I have spent 1000's of hours looking up birth,marriage and death records to have the record as accurate as possible.
that is underscore NOT a dash

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patty carte
Once again, I wish to tell you how much you are appreciated by someone you have helped so much with the adding of an obit to my ancestor 's grave. I literally have been able to trace my paternal grandparents due to these obits, and to verify others. Today another piece of the puzzle has been found because of you. Thank you AGAIN . Patty Nickol nascarmama2121 ( Nickol, Daymude,Rusk, Carroll,and Risley family and more) in ohio
Added by patty carte on Jun 17, 2015 10:29 AM
Lynda R. Spann
I have ISRAEL HEDGES parents as SILAS HEDGES and MARY COX - I need to verify this information as you show different parents?
Added by Lynda R. Spann on Jun 04, 2015 10:20 AM
thank you
Thank you for transferring my grandmother's memorial page to me. I appreciate your time in creating her page.
Added by sezena on May 20, 2015 2:32 PM
Thank you for posting a picture of my friend's marker. I appreciate all the work you have put into what you do. I am certain you love doing it.
Added by Anne on May 09, 2015 3:57 PM
Steve Voss
J. B. Stricklin
I sent you the obit for Mr. Stricklin.

Hope you get it ok.


Added by Steve Voss on Apr 30, 2015 1:08 PM
Cindy Knight Schneider
RE: B Mayfield at Prospect
If you want to use those photos on Find A Grave or any other site, feel free.
Added by Cindy Knight Schneider on Apr 15, 2015 11:38 AM
Edward Moore
I see you posted the obit for Edward Moore in the Clairbourne Cemetery in Richwood. Appreciate being able to see it. Thank you for the hours you put into this site.

Much appreciated
Added by Sharon on Apr 14, 2015 10:20 AM
Norm Smith
Orians transfer
Thanks for transferring my gr-grandparents.
Added by Norm Smith on Apr 10, 2015 5:43 AM
Steve Voss
RE: Jabe B Stricklin
I'd almost bet I can find an obit or a death notice at the least. If not, I'll contact the funeral home to see what they have in their files.

Since Mr. Stricklin died in San Angelo, I'll at least try; however, it may be a couple of weeks.

Make a note and send me a reminder in 2 weeks if you have not heard from me. I'm having a neurosurgeon working on my aching back next Tuesday, & hopefully I won't be laid up much longer.

If you'll notice, the photos I've been posting are from some I took in 2012. Using this time I've been laid up to work with older photos I have on flash drives.

Kind regards,

Added by Steve Voss on Apr 08, 2015 6:29 PM
Spain family
Thank you for posting the obituaries for the Spain family.
Added by J L on Apr 03, 2015 5:05 PM
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