|Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)|
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I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves.|
I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.
I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
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|D.Frederick Birely||RE: Recent transfers|
shhhhh..thats outside the Find A Grave guidelines...dont tell anyone:)
Updates for Robinson couple were done. Thank you!
Added by DM on Nov 26, 2013 1:14 AM
|Ace||Prowant's at Chapel Hill|
Hi! Photos posted for Leo Prowant.
Dorothy A. Prowant, Jan 17, 1922 - May 6, 2003
If you create the memorial and add the photo request I will post the photos I took.
We owe a HUGE thanks to Bryan Baker the Funeral Director and Manager for providing the grave locations. Please send him a thank you card at:
Chapel Hill Memorial Park & Funeral Home
112 North Galena Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021
You would not have any of the information here or photos posted without his help.
Added by Ace on Nov 23, 2013 7:44 PM
|cjgriffith||RE: Clifford & Catherine Williams|
|Alva Van Houten ||RE: Roy and Marian Kloepping|
You are welcome.
|Connie Lou||RE: You|
Funny you should mention my profile picture. Fritz Birely took it some time last summer. There is constant banter between us on who takes the better pictures. Of course, I think I do. HA! He will be happy you like the picture he took.
|Denise Potterton||RE: George, Mary & John Schubert - Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
I wish the headstones had been in better condition visibility wise. If I had a pail of water I think it would have washed some of the white off.
|D.Frederick Birely||RE: Frederick & Fanny Warfel|
You're very Welcome, there arent to many cemeteries in Carroll county that I havent found yet!!! I have photographed SE at least 3 times and seems never to have gotten all the interments..grrrrrr
Best regards my Friend
|Elwood||RE: Louisa Krebs & Son John|
Go ahead and post pic. I don't do this for recognition. At some point, I will get another pic of Louisa's without the shadow of the family headstone. Not sure how soon. Joy
Added by Elwood on Oct 14, 2013 7:08 PM
|oldfowler||RE: Charles Darrow|
Not a problem. I have been looking for my family for 8 years. I know what its like to wonder. But anything prior to 1870 is not available to me and no one had money for markers in the early 1900's. Slaves and their children were not rolling in the cash. Some of the cemeteries are now over grown. kinda makes ya feel like nobody cared then and nobody cares now. Call me nuts but somehow I want to honor these family members who scraped and struggled and still managed to pass down values,and the importance of kindness and love. Not sure I will ever be able to since I can't find them under all the brush and grass.
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