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W Proffitt (#47737790)
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I've been researching my family history since 1994: the Proffitt/Little families of St Clair County, Illinois; the Kamp/Schowengerdt families of Warren County, Missouri; the Herman/Zielke/Steinke/Prietz families of Prussia and Chicago, Illinois; the Davies/Hardy families of S. Wales, Nottinghamshire, England, and Momence, Illinois; the Dale/Belcher families of Indiana and Peoria County, Illinois; the Wilson/Brown families of Wayne County, Illinois; the Miller/McDowell families of Edwards County, Illinois.
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Jason Varney
Emmitt Clayton Proffitt was my Great Grandfather. His son JD Proffitt was my Grand Father. JD grew up on the family farm near Jonesburg MO, he worked at a company called Binkley's -- I believe it was in Warrenton, lived briefly in St. Louis, served with the US Army in the Pacific during WWII, and settled in Marion IA after the war. He married Neoma Ward in 1946, they had 2 children (Monnie [my mother] and Jim). JD worked at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids for 42 years retiring in 1988. He passed away in 2009 and his grave is located at Cedar Memorial Cemetary in Cedar Rapids, IA. He has 2 children my a first wife (John and Janet who I do not remember). My grandfather JD was as nice of a person as you would ever meet.
Added by Jason Varney on May 13, 2014 10:26 AM
Gary McDowell
RE: ROBY Headstones
I found a book in Willard Library in Evansville, IN that has many more names for this old cemetery. Apparently, it was done many years ago when the tombstones were in much better shape.

I hope to have them updated to Find a Grave soon.

Added by Gary McDowell on Apr 09, 2014 3:46 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Thanks for the photo!
They were close to the road where the snowplow had covered them with extra snow so it took 2 attempts to find them.
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 17, 2014 5:12 PM
Dan Ryan
Gertrude D. Hulse
Sorry, but Gertrude does not have a stone. I included a photo showing the graves of Ida, & Charles & the grave where Gertrude is. Jacob is to the right of Ida (not in photo).
Let me know if you want the photos removed.
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 08, 2014 11:29 AM
Dan Ryan
RE: John T. Dale
Will do.
Will be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY to see the return of the robins!!!
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 02, 2014 1:52 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Thank you!
You're welcome, enjoy helping out :)
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 02, 2014 1:48 PM
Dan Ryan
John T. Dale
I believe this is the John Dale that you are looking for, beside him is buried America Ann Dale McDaniel 1867-1955. I figured she might be a sister & "Dale" was a maiden name but I corrected her maiden now.
We just received another 3" of additional snow this morning but will get you a photo as soon as possible.
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 02, 2014 12:24 PM
Ludwig Hermann
Hi. I want to take the Hermann pictures, but couldn't find them today. I was at Irving Park Cemetery and used the plot guide markers left in the notes for Ludwig. My husband and I canvassed all of section 31 in the Chapel section. Is there any information we are missing?
We stopped at the office and they want $10 just for any location on the list of 100-something photo requests in the cemetery. :(
Your location was one of three with any guides to it from the list so we looked for it. If I am right, S 1/2-5 means the lot inside section 31? Just trying to make sure we didn't miss something. Willing to go back. Thanks.
Added by roots4all on Sep 03, 2013 7:40 PM
Matt McDowell
Samuel and Sarah McDowell
You're welcome. I had been wanting to drive over to Trimble County, KY to find the Sidebottom-Tharp Cemetery and the McDowell headstones. Too bad they weren't there anymore. I'm not even sure the graves were ever moved though, just the headstones

I am related to Samuel's son John Allen. I have very little information on Samuel or Sarah besides what is posted here and a possible death record from Mercer County for Samuel.

Matt McDowell
Added by Matt McDowell on Aug 14, 2013 8:42 PM
Louis M.
RE: Photo for Virginia Davies Long
You're welcome. Her headstone is partially submerged. If you call or write the cemetery, they will repair it at no charge.


Added by Louis M. on Jun 03, 2013 12:08 AM
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