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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated June 19, 2015

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

Currently "active" burial sections (opened for interments on the dates listed):

For Cremated Remains:
Section 11, opened October 2012
Section 12, opened October 2012
Columbarium 7 Wall 14, opened May 2015
Columbarium 7 Wall 15, opened June 2015

For Casketed Remains:
Section 15, opened May 2015

I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until after the professional grounds-keepers have had time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable. If I have not uploaded a photo by the 4-month mark, please do request a photo.

Spring/Summer 2015 - The staff has spent the last year working diligently to level and re-sod most of the cemetery. They are currently working on Sections 1 and 4. This includes raising the height and leveling thousands of marker stones, then removing the old grass/weeds and their root systems, leveling the ground with new black dirt and laying sod. The sod will need watered for a couple of weeks before it is ready for photographing.

Re-sodding Sections 3, 5, 7 and 8 is complete.

Thank you for your patience.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.


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Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

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Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT copy them to this or any other website; do NOT sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission.

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling" or "printing" fee to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my draft board physical notice in the spring of 1972 and in August followed in my father's foot steps, joining the US Navy (he put in 24 years before retiring as a CTCM in 1969). I spent the next 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic missile submarines. Then in October 1980 as an EM1(SS), I was honorably discharged.

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinios. Most of that time in the training department as a Licensing Instructor.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field, including 8 years in Uncle Sam's nuclear Submarine Fleet.

Currently, I live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and, the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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RE: Daniel Fred Gandolfo Sr.
I noticed the message right after sending the message. Sorry about that.
Added by KylePag on Jul 20, 2015 3:31 PM
Daniel Fred Gandolfo Sr.
Daniel was my great-grandmother's cousin, could you transfer to me his memorial?
Added by KylePag on Jul 20, 2015 10:26 AM
RE: Sponsorship
My pleasure. Thanks for creating it.
Added by Terry on Jul 14, 2015 11:27 PM
Lydia Green
Hester Goode
Hester is my mother can you transfer the memorial over to me? Her memorial number is 72344279.
Added by Lydia Green on Jul 14, 2015 9:37 AM
Thank you
Thank you for all of the work you do and service.
Added by T B on Jul 05, 2015 3:27 PM
Bonnie Parks
Thank you for the headstone photos.
Added by Bonnie Parks on Jun 24, 2015 3:40 PM
Jerome Taylor

Thank you very much for taking and posting the photo of my dad's headstone..... very much appreciated!

Jerome Taylor
Added by Jerome Taylor on Jun 17, 2015 6:53 PM
Audrey LeRew
Raymond Walker
Thanks for letting me know, guess I missed it because hers was spelled wrong
It is deleted
Added by Audrey LeRew on Jun 14, 2015 10:34 AM
Ann Dany
RE: Robert E. Johnson
Thanks for the info and a photo was already posted.
Added by Ann Dany on Jun 10, 2015 1:34 PM
Ann Dany
Robert E. Johnson
Hi Ed,
I just uploaded a photo of Lorraine Johnson's headstone in Calverton National Cemetery.
Her spouse, Robert E. Johnson is interred in the same plot, however, he does not have a memorial. The information on the stone is as follows:
Robert E. Johnson
U.S. Army
Dec. 28, 1937
Mar. 1, 1990
Please e-mail me once the memorial is added to Find A Grave and I will gladly upload the photo for you. Thanks,
Ann Dany
Added by Ann Dany on Jun 10, 2015 1:18 PM
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