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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Catherine Mader Humphrey
Melody Torrence
Hello! I am the sister of Melody Davis Torrance. Buried in Rarotonga, Il cemetery. Would you please take over her web site to complete her obituary and naming her children. Thank you.
Added by Catherine Mader Humphrey on Dec 07, 2016 2:49 PM
Helen "Nell" Manning Boylan (1889 - 1914)
Hi -

Wow ...
Thanks so very, very much for just adding this photo of the headstone for Nellie Manning just last week.

I haven't looked at my Find A Grave family pages in months, and I just happened to be looking through a few today.

Sadly, my mom just died on Sept 18 at age 90 and 8 months, so she isn't here to share this new photo with me. She would have been amazed, because there is a 99% probability that her father Archie purchased this beautiful headstone with his own money, as Nellie had no family.

Mom and I loved talking genealogy together. I told her that her life growing up in Chillicothe Illinois (near Peoria) was like a movie.

Her father Archibald Boylan was Nellie Manning's husband. Archie's second wife, after Nellie died, was my mom's mother (my grandmother) Clara Wilhelm, who lived just down the road from Archie.

My grandmother always said that Nellie Manning and her baby died simultaneously, and were buried together in the same coffin. But, she must have gotten that a bit wrong, as it appears by the headstone dates that the baby died first, and then Nellie the following year of 1914 of pneumonia. Poor thing - she had been orphaned by the age of 11 herself. But, who knows ? - When Nellie died, maybe they exhumed the baby, and buried them together. Obviously the headstone states that they are buried in one gravesite.

By the way, the guy who originally created Nellie's Find A Grave page, John Melton, was a fantastic genealogist who helped so many of us Peoria-Chillicothe families. He died unexpectedly in 2011 of a blood clot after a plane flight, only in his mid 50's, leaving his only young child. He dug up the story of Nellie Manning being the daughter of a firefighter. He was such a generous researcher. He was working on one giant tree for all the families of Chillicothe.

Sadly, mom's father Archie Boylan ended up dying in 1933 when mom was just 7 years old, of a mosquito bite from which he contracted St. Louis Encephalitis virus, a cousin of the present day West Nile virus. It was an epidemic at the time, that had started in St. Louis, moving up the rivers during the hot summer. He left behind 5 children, and eventually 18 grandchildren by the 1960's.

No life is in vain. Everyone counts, everyone is precious.

Helen "Nell" Manning Boylan (1889 - 1914)
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Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: May 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52143022
Added by Deir on Nov 30, 2016 5:20 PM
Thomas Gorman
Hey if he is related to you I would certainly transfer him to you :)
Added by JuJu on Nov 29, 2016 1:48 PM
Jody Aiello
Transfer #131195450
Would you be willing to transfer Catherine A. Snider Miller, my 4x great aunt? Thank you.
Added by Jody Aiello on Nov 19, 2016 12:39 AM
Jan Dishon
otto and Luella Cornelius
Thanks for their tombstone photo too!
Added by Jan Dishon on Nov 15, 2016 11:13 AM
RE: Emma Jane Mcpeak Magee
So have you had any luck yet?
Added by Ck98 on Nov 15, 2016 1:18 AM
RE: Emma Jane Mcpeak Magee
Haha well hopefully it doesnt take us 40 years to find Aunt emmas. Lol
Added by Ck98 on Nov 13, 2016 8:55 PM
I meant 2000 not 2001 sorry
Added by Ck98 on Nov 13, 2016 1:38 AM
RE: Emma Jane Mcpeak Magee
Okay , My guess it,would have hit the newspapers the 23rd or 24th , of Feb. 2001
She lived in Stronghurst or Biggsville the time,of her death. All her siblings preceaded her. Hope that helps. Please continue,to help!
Added by Ck98 on Nov 13, 2016 1:38 AM
RE: Elizabeth Evans
Elizabeth was the daughter of George & Mary Ann Wilkinson and 1812 is the correct year of marriage. Do not know about a child named Margaret. The family was in Indiana in 1850 census and Elizabeth was dead by the 1860 census. Redman's parents were Gilbert Evans and Rebecca McDaniel.
Added by Myra on Nov 12, 2016 7:39 AM
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