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Lisa O (#47234470)
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As many others here, I have been bitten by the genealogy bug, which brought me here in the first place. If I have posted information or photos you are interested in, please feel free to copy and use them to remember our loved ones. I would ask you note me as a source only so other's may also find me.

Surnames I am researching are Chamberlin fr NY->IL->MI->SD, Cunningham, Butterfield, Padgett, Strange, Johnson and Seal, in IL, MI, MN, IN and SD primarily and related Indiana families and Maryland League. For those not familiar with the MD League, there were about 30+ Catholic families that made a pact to move from MD to KY. Many later moved to IN.

Fallon Ireland->NY->OH->MN&WA. Philby/Filby England->PA->IA & WA.

Brennan and Walsh and related families of Springfield and Chicago, IL

And Jackson, Ross, Traywick, Whittle, Williams, Stegall, Helms, Griffin, Morgan & their connections such as Austin, Little, Staton, Maness, Caudle, Coburn, mostly in NC, but some crossed that line into SC. And as you know, the names keep growing :)

Thanks to those that have made my journey easier by posting their families. I would love to connect and compare.

In particular, I have many unidentified photos from NC and SC that I would like to put names to, so PLEASE contact me if you are a Ross/Whittle/Foley/Williams/Helms/Griffin/Morgan descendent as I may have photos you can help me name.

I am still gloomy after losing my beloved Harley
last November, 2012
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S Ross
RE: Philby family at Sioux City
Hi Lisa ~ I am so excited you found them! This is exactly why I posted the memorials. And yes, you may use the photos ~ thank you for asking. Let me know if there is anything else. Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Jan 22, 2015 3:35 PM
RE: Philby descendent...
Love to Lisa! Don't you remember I called you several months ago to thank you for your work on our family? I left my # with you. Please call!
Added by catec on Jan 22, 2015 1:26 PM
Gladys Melvina Boyce Dallas
In reference to your inquiry of 8/1/2010 left on the above memorial ... Yes, Ora Dallas is James Ora (Orie) Dallas. See #141286275

Added by acl on Jan 13, 2015 3:51 PM
RE: Philby family
No, just ran into it when I was working on something else.
Added by Elsetta on Jan 04, 2015 4:45 PM
RE: Photos of the Potter family at Lakeview Cemetery

Feel free to use any of our photos Lisa. Thank you for asking.
Added by Scout on Oct 03, 2014 3:53 PM
Peggy Litzo
RE: Magdalina Eisenbraun Cunningham
I have found so many cousins on here also, some as memorials but many others who I never knew of and now have developed friendships with -
Added by Peggy Litzo on Sep 28, 2014 9:52 PM
Sandie Schwarz
Chamberlin Family
Hello Lisa,
My mother's cousin is a granddaughter of Rollo Guy Chamberlin, her mother was Louise Chamberlin (Arthur Kennebeck), Louise being a sister of Rollo Chamberlin, and I discovered your name at Rollo's memorial, I forgot to make note of his memorial number, he is at rest at Woodland Cemetery here in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois. I have further Chamberlin family members and info from this Chamberlin family, if they are a part of your Chamberlin family? You can find my contact info in my bio. I look forward to hearing from you. I did put in a photo request for Rollo, even though he was lost at sea during WW II, sometimes family will have a marker put in place?
Added by Sandie Schwarz on Sep 24, 2014 10:36 PM
Gaye Hill
RE: Regarding George Daily
Hello Lisa O

The update has been completed, yes, please feel free to post anything into the memorials that helps to complete them.

Have you ever heard of a website called I use this whenever I have an individual who has met with an accidental death.

As I research I find so many deaths of infants and young children from natural disasters and accidents, but there are no burial locations for them. I use the GenDisasters to document them, along with others I come across.

The story concerning the rattlesnake bite would be appropriate there as well and gives a researcher one more chance to find the family.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Aug 08, 2014 2:13 PM
RE: Photo of Ben Shelton
Hi Lisa,
No, I am not a Shelton researcher. I live across the road from Mt Hope and just put all the stones on Find A Grave, and than researched and published a book on the cemetery. There are many Sheltons listed at the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild. If you go to and click on site map you can find search choices. There are indexes for marriage, death, obits, and probate. I live nearby and can find copies to send to you. My email is I would be glad to help.
Added by Ruth on Jul 12, 2014 4:28 PM
RE: Photo of Ben Shelton
Hi Lisa,
Yes, you are welcome to use my photo of Ben Shelton's stone. I also put Louise Shelton's photo on, and you are welcome to use that also. We did a lot of research in Mt Hope Cemetery and found records for a Benjamine Shelton Jr. who died 26 Jul 1909. He probably was 11 or 12, and the son of Ben and Louise. There are twin babies buried there-Janelle and Joshua Shelton who were born 2 Jul 1982 and died same day. They were children of Rodney and Regina. No stones for the children. If you want more info, I would be glad to send it to you.
Added by Ruth on Jul 12, 2014 1:39 PM
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