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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated September 29, 2014

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

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

Section 11, August 2012
Section 12, October 2012
Section 6B, November 2012
Section 14, June 2013
Columbarium 7, Wall 1, April 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 2, May 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 3, June 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 4, July 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 5, August 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 6, September 2014
Columbarium 7, Wall 7, September 2014

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.

July 2014 - For the last several months the cemetery has been working diligently to re-sod the back of Section 4, ALL of Sections 3, 5, 7 and 8. This includes raising the height and leveling of thousands of marker stones, removing the old grass/weeds, leveling the ground with good black dirt and laying sod. Then it will need watered for several weeks before those sections are ready to be photographed.

Thank you for your patience.

August 3, 2012...

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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"The goal at Find A Grave should NOT be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."

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 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.

We have 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 from the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Joanne Gross Vaughn
Thanks for all the updates, I was waiting for you to send me some.
Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Oct 01, 2014 2:00 PM
RE: Lois Bergman
Unfortunately, I see she has already had your memorial merged with hers. I have contacted admins in the hopes of having this corrected. Sneaky people like this should not be rewarded for bad behavior. I hope they clear this up soon. I am sorry I didn't catch this sooner.
Added by Apollymi on Sep 29, 2014 9:44 AM
Lois Bergman
I wanted to make you aware that a duplicate memorial was moved into the cemetery recently and your photo was stolen and added to their memorial. It has been submitted for merging and the photo has been reported. Just wanted to let you know in case they tried to get you to delete your memorial. Theirs was a burial unknown that they recently moved to the cemetery.
Added by Apollymi on Sep 27, 2014 12:49 PM
Laura Wellner
RE: problem
well I have done just that. That person is seriously off their rocker and I hope this gets resolved. I mean really, if its not your family, don't be a jerk about it. Anyway, thank you for your advice.
Added by Laura Wellner on Sep 18, 2014 10:36 PM
Laura Wellner
when I did my memorials there were no duplicates. .now all the sudden this geoperson that you had problems with stealing pics from you .. took all my information and claimed they made the memorial.. they took my picutes everything.. is there anything I can do? I saw you had problems and I told this person that it was my grandfather and they emailed me and told me to delete my own family????? not sure if male or female but everything in my bio she / he took? than it said she / he thought they were related because her family is near.. her family name is not anywhere in our tree.. I understand what you say about letting others manage accts but she/ he more or less threatened to have my memorials deleted because they are " duplicates" which though the date shows they are they were not there when I made them because I checked.. THanks for your help= Laura
Added by Laura Wellner on Sep 17, 2014 11:39 PM
Clarence Kleinfelter headstone photo
Just a quick note to say thank you for taking the time to get this photograph for us. We are very much obliged. All the best.

Added by Looper5920 on Sep 15, 2014 6:13 AM
RE: Jose Angel Morales Grave Picture
You are so kind ... Thanks a lot!
Added by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2014 11:45 AM
Jose Angel Morales Grave Picture
Thank you so much for the new picture you have taken. I am not able to visit his grave regularely, I appriciate it very much.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2014 7:57 AM
luke moore
I had assumed I would see a stone, but i guess its not up yet. about how will it be until the stone is placed? Thanks again.
Added by luke moore on Sep 12, 2014 2:03 PM
Rhonda Witwer
RE: John Russell Oswald
Thanks much. I appreciate your help. I also deleted the duplicate picture on another memorial. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by Rhonda Witwer on Sep 08, 2014 9:28 AM
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