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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
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Bio Photo Updated July 23, 2016

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

The following lists the active burial sections at ALNC. These sections were opened for interments on the dates listed...

Active section(s) for Cremated Remains:
1) Section 12, opened October 2012
2) Columbarium 7 Wall 22, opened July 2016

Active section(s) for Casketed Remains:
1) Section 16, opened November 2015

When the above gravesites are made presentable with sod and engraved marker stones or niche covers, 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.

Thank you for your patience.

Read This BEFORE Uploading Photos...

I shouldn't have to ask, however, with the rapid proliferation of reckless "cell-phone photography" it has become necessary for me put in text what I think should be obvious...

Please do NOT upload gravesite photographs if they...
1) were taken at an impossible angle, or
2) show bird poop on the stone, or
3) have spiders, other insects in the frame, or
4) have grass clippings, mud or debris on the stone, or
5) have your shadow/reflection or kids or your car in the frame, or
6) show the stone is wet from sprinklers or has raindrops or other wet spots on the stone, or
7) have people, pets or other crap in the background, or
8) have flowers or other debris blocking or making it difficult to read the ENTIRE engraved text, or
9) show the gravesite in any other "not ready for primetime" condition (for example: dead or rotting cut-flowers, open pit, plywood covers, shovels, other tools or construction equipment or the groundkeepers or other workers in the frame), or
10) were taken upside-down and then rotated right-side-up without correcting the perspective. These photos make people nauseous and give them a feeling of falling while looking at the picture!

In short, take pride in your work! Don't place a gravesite photo on one of my memorial pages that you would NOT be proud to show your family if you had placed it on one of your own relative's memorial pages.

Thank you for your consideration. I'm sure that the families of the deceased appreciate your consideration, also.

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.


Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This does not include Cousins, Aunts or Uncles. Nor does it include your neighbor or BFF.

You need not ask for a transfer if your "Contributions to Find A Grave" on your profile page shows an insignificant effort at "Pay-it-forward."

"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

My Photos...

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 fee" or "re-imbursement fee" 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 physical notice from the draft board in the spring of 1972 and in August that year I 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 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines. In October 1980 I was honorably discharged as an EM1(SS).

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinois. Most of that time in the training department as a Senior Reactor Operator License Training Instructor for both Intitial and Continuing training students.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field.

Currently, I am still retired and 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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Grace Schreiber
Please add the maiden name Cacchio to Grace Schreiber #72376921.

Henry Schreiber

Added by HSchreiber on Sep 24, 2016 3:13 PM
Cornell Genealogist
RE: Thank you
...and thank YOU for all the great work you've done on Find A Grave! Bruce Gomes
Added by Cornell Genealogist on Sep 24, 2016 8:03 AM
Amy C.
Duplicate listing
You may want to delete listing #72360354, as it already existed several years before as #12665059.
Added by Amy C. on Sep 20, 2016 9:25 PM
RE: Thank you
Mr Dannels was the father of a childhood friend who was an Eagle Boy Scout. I did not know him well, but his kids were the best.
Added by CWDavis on Sep 17, 2016 10:29 AM
Bertram G. Hanson
In regard to your listing for
Bertram G. Hanson- Abraham Lincoln Natl.
Would you consider transferring that
listing to me? He was my uncle and god father.
It would mean a lot to me, to have the family
Added by Sandy on Sep 06, 2016 5:26 PM
Janet Kaye
RE: Link
Thank you sir.
Added by Janet Kaye on Sep 01, 2016 4:09 PM
Info added..thanks.
Added by Travelingal on Aug 29, 2016 6:47 AM
Janet Kaye
Mr. Ross, one more thing please. I would like to add a link from my father to his. Lawrence W. Bowen (Postelle) to Grady Lawrence Postell. My father is in Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. I don't seem to be able to access the link button. My grandfathers number was 31995335. Would you mind helping me with this. Thank you again.
Added by Janet Kaye on Aug 26, 2016 12:24 AM
Janet Kaye
Date of birth.
Mr Ross, my father was Lawrence W. Bowen, Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. He is listed as June 25th. Would you mind changing it? Thank you so much and thank you for what you do. I appreciate it in honor of my father. PS If you ever decide to slow this down a little bit would you consider transferring this one to me? Thank you again.
Added by Janet Kaye on Aug 25, 2016 11:53 PM
Mr. Ross,

My parents are Anne and Boleslaw Limanowski. You photographed their headstone, and it is a beautiful picture. You transferred Patrick and Norma Condons account to me, I'm not sure who they are. I was referring to the photograph someone took of my brothers grave, Jerome, (linked to my parents account--you didn't photograph his headstone, someone else did, and the photo had weeds and a sort of baby toy in it). I think somewhere along the line there is a misunderstanding.

Added by L on Aug 25, 2016 10:09 AM
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