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Jane Gerrish Waddell (#47310089)
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Bio Photo NOTE: I only leave biographical info in "Flowers" when a memorial manager refuses to correct erroneous information on a memorial.

I have been interested in family history since the mid-1970's and interested in cemeteries since childhood when we often walked to Lewis Cem a small rural cemetery where we read the stones, told ghost stories and noted the tragedy of infant mortality.
Much research has been done on my Gerrish family since they were an early New England family arriving in Newbury, MA in 1639. But much less is known of my mother's family so at this time I am more interested in learning about her Small, Holton, Ramsay, Ogle, and Light families, the first 2 in PA and the others in Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Besides my own family I am deeply involved in research of the small rural cemeteries of Carrigan Twp, Marion Co, IL: Lewis, Harrison (where approximately 70% of the burials have some connection to my 3x-Great Grandfather, Henry Gerrish), Phelps and Wisher (listed here as Burton/Kissner/Wisher).
Any new information to add to the memorials I have created as well as information on my own lines is greatly appreciated.
Though my ratio of managed memorials to created memorials is high, I AM NOT a hoarder aka number person. Most of my memorials which I did not create came from the accounts of deceased or inactive contributors. If I have no connection whatever to a memorial that I manage I am always happy to find someone who would like to take it over. And I am just as happy to receive any and all that have a connection with my extended family.
Aug. 2014
You may use tombstone photos which I have posted for your personal, non-commercial, non-internet use without asking further permission. When taking photos from a memorial please document my full name as it appears here and the memorial number from which it was taken.
I have several hundred old family photos from 85 or more years ago. I have extremely mixed emotions about posting them online because I know there are people who will copy them and claim them and treat them as their own. But I want other family members to have an opportunity to see these pictures. Please contact me for permission to use any of these family pictures.
Please let me know if you have a photo identical to any of mine, because that would mean we are probably related. I love to hear the stories behind the photos and make connections to new found relatives.
DO NOT POST ANY OF MY PHOTOS ONLINE ANYWHERE! That includes other FindaGrave memorials.
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This entry is not correct, James and both wives are in the Clay City Cemetery which was originally called IOOF. Please remove. Thank you!
Added by Lady In Black on Jan 22, 2016 8:22 AM
Jolliff Cemetery Clinton County
Hello Jane: As a centralia researcher, I noticed the city name for this cemetery is Central City. I think it would be more correct to list it as Centralia, IL.

Located on Linn Road, near the old Hansemann's Gun Shop....also found by going north on Beech Street from route 161 West and Beach Street intersection.
Thank you

c.a. hatfield

Linn Road can be reached by travelling north on Jollif Bridge Road from Walmart at Rt. 161 West.
Added by Hatfield on Nov 24, 2015 9:53 PM
Michael Scott Wagner and Family
Thank you for taking the time to visit May Cemetery and getting pictures of Michael's headstone as well as his parents'. I very much appreciate it. His mother is one of my great aunts.
Added by Kathleen on Oct 17, 2015 7:56 AM
Paul Baldwin
RE: Thank You for Robert Ramsay pic
Hi Jane yes they are all in the same plot. the others are difficult to read (eroded) however I will do the best I can and take more pictures. I looked around and did not find any other Ramsay markings in the Cemetery. I will return this week. best regards Paul
Added by Paul Baldwin on Sep 01, 2015 4:53 AM
lisa thompson
i was woundering if u had pics of a grave from 1997 my dads pic on his headstone faded n we lost all pics in a fire or if u would know how i would be able to get a pic please n thank u so much
Added by lisa thompson on Aug 14, 2015 5:03 PM
Linda Dukes
Of course I meant Marion Co Illinois....
(not IN)
Added by Linda Dukes on Jul 31, 2015 10:24 AM
Linda Dukes
Dukes/Marion Co IN
If I haven't thanked you before, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the stone photos! :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Jul 31, 2015 10:22 AM
Lennox Archer
RE: Photos for John & Pamelia York
Thank you so much for your kind message! All the best to you as well.

Added by Lennox Archer on Jul 09, 2015 3:49 PM
Jay Freeman
RE: J.P. Terry #14889872
It is from a family tree and unsourced as far as I could determine. However, most of the other trees indicate Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky as well. It does mmpake since as Charles, James' uncle lived ther at the time of his birth.

Added by Jay Freeman on Jul 05, 2015 10:40 AM
Peggy Fouts
Robert McMinn
Hi there, my Great Grandmother, 'Effie'Gertrude Efficine Nelson, was married to Robert McMinn.

Thank you, Peggy Fouts
Added by Peggy Fouts on Jul 04, 2015 2:07 PM
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