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Ruth (#46947234)
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RE: Oscar A. Rankin gravestone
The office staff at Fairmount are incredibly helpful. It might be easiest to try to contact them by phone. All of the contact information--mailing address, phone number, link to website-- are on the main page for the cemetery. Hope they have something on file that can help you solve your mystery. Good luck!
Added by paths2present on Jul 28, 2015 9:00 AM
RE: Oscar A. Rankin gravestone
No, I'm sorry. I don't have any other information about him. You might try the cemetery office. They are always nice and may have some additional detail that would help you determine whether this Oscar Rankin is the one you're looking for. Sorry I couldn't help-- good luck!
Added by paths2present on Jul 27, 2015 10:27 AM
RE: Obituaries
My laptop died. It took me two weeks to get a new one - I think I have 54 changes to make - yikes - it was 40 in red and then when I got those 40 done, there were 14 more. The new laptop is awesome - I'm just learning to use it so I may be slow for a while. Thanks for your help.
Added by Shawdau on Jul 25, 2015 7:22 PM
Skip Magyar
Morrison Beall Giffen
Ruth, Thank you so much for transferring Morrison's memorial to me. My brother and I are attempting to connect as many of our Giffen ancestors as we can. Please let me know if you ever have genealogy questions concerning Belmont County, Ohio. ~Skip
Added by Skip Magyar on Jul 24, 2015 5:38 PM
RE: Fred Shaw
Sure - he has to be somewhere - that's the theory on my great uncle Harry Mc. Putney - his wife died in Ramsey County MN, but he was already dead when she moved there from Galesburg, IL - someone will happen upon his grave someday and I will have all of my great uncles accounted for! His daughter is buried in Illinois, but his son is buried in Minnesota - I think that's why his widow went to MN, to live with the son. Ah, well - I'm done for the night - found a very important book tonight that's been missing for years - FINALLY! A librarian copied it for me years ago, but I misplaced it - the search has been on for years.
Added by Shawdau on Jun 08, 2015 9:49 PM
RE: Fred Shaw
No, I'm sorry - she asked me a few days ago. I only have Rosa Cox married to Emil Peterson. I don't know anything about Fred Cooper, but I'll keep my eyes out for him.
Added by Shawdau on Jun 08, 2015 3:23 PM
RE: Lloyd Rankin
Thank You! I attempted to retire from obituaries, but that lasted about half a day! I found six obituaries today from 1967 - 1968 and sent them to the people who had put the people on Find A Grave. So much for retirement. Ruth
Added by Shawdau on Jun 04, 2015 8:54 PM
RE: Source for Obituaries
I know - this is my second time through the book! It's LONG. Some of the names are wrong, but I've been able to figure out most of them.
Added by Shawdau on May 21, 2015 2:49 PM
Source for Obituaries
All the ones I've sent to you recently have been from Banks & Beals Funeral Records, Stronghurst, IL. (1960 - 2004). Compiled by Ada Hubbard for the Henderson County Genealogy & Family History Society. It has over 200 pages and I'm only about half way through!

Other than those, the obituaries I collected come from the Burlington Hawkeye newspaper, I'll have to put the dates on them as I send them, but for now, everything is coming from the Banks & Beals book.
Added by Shawdau on May 20, 2015 5:02 PM
RE: Changes
I am laboring away - ha ha - I quit for a while to watch some videos on the computer, then went back to it. My sister just called to tell me that Michigan has opened its genealogical records so that may give me something to do for awhile. I'm about halfway through my Henderson County, IL info... just a warning. Have a Good Evening, Ruth
Added by Shawdau on May 15, 2015 8:54 PM
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