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priscilla ross-fox (#46605584)
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Bio Photo When requesting a transfer please include your ID#. It makes it easier for us to transfer memorials.

If you have messages turned off I can't respond to you.

Also want to state here: DO NOT clean tombstones please. It's OK to remove weeds growing over the top or fallen leaves but please don't do anything else. There are ways of taking photos using LED light.

I'm sorry that I am slow in responding to requests.
I had open heart surgery on March 12,2013 and am now in heart failure. I am able to add some additional information as my time permits but please message me here that you sent something as I don't often have time to read my e-mail. Thanks a bunch!
Some of you may not know but you can add photos to any memorial on Find A Grave.

My profile picture was done by me from an old black and white photo of my great grandmother. It took many hours.
I don't take other people's photos without their consent so please do not take my photos without permission. In case you didn't know, every photo taken is protected by copyright.
I don't mind anyone using these tombstone photos for their own research but do not submit to other genealogy websites (other than Ancestry) or in any printed material.
Just because you leave keys in your car does not give me the right to take it! LOL

Very Important Information: Refer to Find A Grave FAQ regarding the use of any photo on Find A Grave.
*All* photos submitted to Find A Grave are copyrighted by the photographer so please respect the work of every volunteer who shares their time, effort and work product on this site. Most of the photos I have contributed to Find A Grave do not contain a copyright statement that does not mean they are NOT copyrighted. A very good article is here. Please read:
Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogists.
From the above site:

"Created after December 31, 1977
Copyright starts as soon as the work is fixed in some tangible form. The term of the copyright is life of the author plus 70 years, whether the work is published or not."

Original bios are also copyrighted to the author and republishing them on other websites, without the author's consent, constitutes infringement.

Facts are not copyrighted such as census information as they are in the public domain.

I want to give credit to any person for additional information given to me for a memorial if you tell me who you are!
My life is certainly rooted in Wauconda.

I have lived in or around Lake Co., IL almost all my life.
My Pratt family came from MA & VT in the mid 1850s & settled in Wauconda, Illinois.
My Golding family came to Wauconda from England.

Many stayed here but some went to areas farther west to settle.
I can make a connection to many, if not most, of the old settlers buried in Wauconda Cemetery. I do not wish to transfer memorials in Wauconda Cemetery to those no closer related than I am. I will add information to these memorials (or in other cemeteries) if asked to and give credit to the person supplying it.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials I've added for persons not related to me at all...please ask!

Any memorials transferred to me will retain the previous owner's photos and hope the memorials I transfer will also retain the photos and information I have added to them.

Any person's name I've added to Oakwood Cemetery with words such as Waukegan or Waukegan Library list is from their website. It has not otherwise been verified & I probably have not taken a photo of the stone.
Ann D. helps me out with a lot of the entries I make there. Thank you Ann for always being there for me. I really appreciate it.
I also want to thank those who have done some research on the folks I entered memorials for or sent obits.
My history:
As a very young child I spent many hours wandering a large cemetery near where I lived in Norwood Park, IL, even getting lost more than once. So I guess it should be no surprise that I've enjoyed taking photos of old tombstones.

Several others & myself did research on our Lake Co. family connections. It was quite an adventure & a lot of fun in spite of some frustrations & setbacks. Many thanks go to Sue C. Had she not been so diligent I'd not have found many of my ancestors.

Thanks to Kathy (and now others) for contributing obits and other information to a number of the memorials I've added. Typing theses obits takes time and is very much appreciated.

And thank you to all of you who have transferred and/or taken photos of many of my ancestors (including Journeyman). Your work in locating these old stones is much appreciated by myself and many others.
Also, when leaving me a message here it would help if you could leave a link from the top of the page to the grave in question...thanks a bunch from an old lady!
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Rommy Lopat
Oakwood Cemetery: Edmund Besley

A 1990 pamphlet, Waukegan's Legacy, published by the Waukegan Historical Society, states that Edmund Besley purchased 112 Clayton Street in 1876. His home is a fine example of the Eastlake style of architecture...Stained glass windows are larger than on any other private residence in the city...The house was continuously occupied by the family until 1977 when Edmund's daughter, Ruth, was married at the age of 86."

"Edmund acted as Secretary of the Besley Brewery which his father had bought in 1853".
Added by Rommy Lopat on Oct 22, 2016 7:50 PM
Rommy Lopat
Oakwood Cemetery: Wm Besley
Hi. Memorial:

A 1990 pamphlet, Waukegan's Legacy, published by the Waukegan Historical Society, states, "William Besley, patriarch of the family, emigrated from England and purchased an unprofitable brewery from Scoffin & Green in 1853 for $3000. It had been Waukegan's first industry and continued in operation until the era of Prohibition." p7.
Added by Rommy Lopat on Oct 22, 2016 7:41 PM
RE: Thank you

Your welcome..
Robert Bennett...Is that your relation?
What about Bennett Cemetery?
Added by LoveHistory on Sep 25, 2016 4:06 PM
Robert Bennett (1801-1890)
I found 2 obits. One was for Julia Bennett White and the other for her husband Dr. Charles. They were sent as edits.

I think this is the Bennett family that started Bennett Cemetery on their land. It was located on Miller Rd. & Indian Tr. in Lk. Barrington, did you know about it? Sounds like you are related to them.

Added by LoveHistory on Sep 24, 2016 3:03 PM
Kim B
RE: Harwood folks
I apologize. I am on vacation and the system no longer alerts us to edits waiting. I have processed. Please review and let me know if you want anything manually added. Thank you for your updates to these records.
Added by Kim B on Sep 23, 2016 5:10 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Blocks
Not to my knowledge.
Added by Laura Aanenson on Sep 22, 2016 4:11 AM
Barbara Harackiewicz
PRATT memorial
I do not have this memorial anymore. .

Added by Barbara Harackiewicz on Sep 18, 2016 1:04 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Sarah Palmeter
Hi Priscilla,

One of the major breaks in the original marker is unfortunately right where the DOD is. If you look at the fourth photo, the year of death is shown as 1862, but the rest is illegible.

I have more photos of the original marker that I could e-mail you if you are interested.

Janet Marie
Added by Janet Marie on Aug 30, 2016 4:11 PM
Thank you
Thank you for taking the picture in 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37714790 Charles Ellis.
28 August 2016 personal visit to his grave and the military stone is now blank.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2016 11:48 AM
deanna french
RE: S.D. Civil War Vet;John Pratt
I guess I should have been more clear. I was asking for request to use the photo of the monument. Sorry for the mistake. may I use that?
Thank you, Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 26, 2016 2:51 PM
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