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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated April 15, 2015

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

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

Cremated remains:
Section 12, October 2012
Columbarium 7 Wall 11, April 2015

Casketed remains:
Section 14, June 2013

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.

October 2014 - The staff has spent the summer working diligently to level and re-sod most of the cemetery. They are currently working on Sections 3 and 4. This includes raising the height and leveling thousands of marker stones, then removing the old grass/weeds and root system, 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 5, 7 and 8 is complete.

NOTE: Sodding of gravesites has been discontinued for the winter months and should recommence in May 2015.

Thank you for your patience.

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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.).

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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.

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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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Rich Fedoush
Rose Huey #16312190

Thanks Ed for the obit that you sent. I appreciate you doing that. I've attached it to the memorial.

Added by Rich Fedoush on Apr 15, 2015 2:00 PM
Mary Nelson
RE: Reply to your question
Hi Ed,

Yes, that's what I thought too. Will take your suggestions.
Thank you.

Mary Nelson
Added by Mary Nelson on Apr 13, 2015 3:04 PM
Teacher Sleuth
Martha Mary Williams Scollins
Thank you for accepting these edit requests.
Added by Teacher Sleuth on Apr 12, 2015 3:07 PM
RE: Fort Sheridan
I did a spot check on the list (maybe 8), and found no dupes. I also checked them with grave locator and six of the eight were on there. Then today, I stopped by the cemetery and photographed three, which were in the place indicated by the creator of the memorials (L_Winslow).

I am so thankful that the person put section and site numbers on the memorials.
Added by CVal on Apr 04, 2015 4:15 PM
Fort Sheridan
Wow! Someone recently added over 400 memorials to Fort Sheridan. And it appears they all need to be photographed! Yikes. Better get my camera warmed up.
Added by CVal on Apr 03, 2015 6:25 AM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
RE: Updates
It is in Indiantown Gap,
Walter Jurgill, he died in 2014, no place of burial is mentioned in his obit, nor is any military service mentioned.
His father Walter Jurgill is buried there.
My friend insists he is buried there, I had him up as cremated. So I figured I would ask my "Military Expert" about how current the entries were.
Thank-you for the input
Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Apr 02, 2015 3:35 PM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
RE: Updates
Question that I know you can answer-
How current is the veteran grave locator ?
I have someone who is supposed to be buried in 2014 and they are not listed, in Indiantown Gap

Thanks for your help
Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Apr 02, 2015 5:36 AM
Michael Tosner
RE: 102746716 Transfer
Request transfer memorial 102746716, My father, Albert E Tosner. Thank you, Michael A Tosner
Added by Michael Tosner on Apr 01, 2015 2:17 PM
Lawrence Fultz
Thanks Ed for updating his memorial. While researching this particular branch of my family, I was saddened to see that the mother died so young and that other family members raised the children.
Thought it was important to connect the father with the memorials, but if any one gets offended, due to circumstances I'm unaware of, then we will remove his connection. Take care, happy hunting!
Added by Lavelle on Mar 29, 2015 2:41 PM
RE: Thomas Moreland, 143179757
After several more calls to Marcel, I've confirmed he died on the 15th, like the obit said, and not the 16th. The funeral home is correcting the date on the marker, etc. The obit says he was born in Hughesville so I did not want to delete it per your request. The funeral home won't have that data. Hope this straightens it out. Best.
Added by LSP on Mar 25, 2015 1:19 PM
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