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priscilla ross-fox (#46605584)
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Bio Photo I found this post on Facebook about photographing headstones. I can't remember how to make it a hyperlink but it may be copied and pasted into your web browser I think:¬if_t=group_comment_reply

When requesting a transfer pleas include your ID#. It makes it easier for us to transfer memorials.

If you have messages turned off I can't respond to you and am very sorry.

Also want to state here: DO NOT clean tombstones please. What I mean is it's OK to remove weeds growing over the top or fallen leaves but please don't do anything else.

I'm sorry that I am very slow in responding to requests.
I had open heart surgery on March 12,2013 and am now in heart failure. I am able to add some additional information as my time permits.
Some of you may not know but you can add photos to any memorial on Find A Grave.

My profile picture was done by me from an old black and white photo of my great grandmother.
I don't take other people's photos without their consent so please do not take my photos without permission & giving me credit for each photograph used. In case you didn't know, every photo taken is protected by copyright.
I don't mind anyone using these tombstone photos for their own research but do not submit to other genealogy web sites or in any printed material. Do not save to disk to give or to sell to anyone else.
Just because you might leave keys in your car does not give me the right to steal it!

Very Important Information: Refer to Find A Grave FAQ regarding the use of any photo on Find A Grave.
*All* photos submitted to Find A Grave are copyrighted by the photographer so please respect the work of every volunteer who shares their time, effort and work product on this site. Most of the photos I have contributed to Find A Grave do not contain a copyright statement that does not mean they are NOT copyrighted. A very good article is here. Please read:
Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogists.
From the above site:

"Created after December 31, 1977
Copyright starts as soon as the work is fixed in some tangible form. The term of the copyright is life of the author plus 70 years, whether the work is published or not."

Original bios are also copyrighted to the author and republishing them on other websites, without the author's permission, constitutes infringement.

Facts are not copyrighted such as census information as they are in the public domain.

I want to give credit to any person for additional information given to me for a memorial if you tell me who you are!
I have lived in or around Lake Co., IL almost all my life.
My Pratt family came from MA & VT in the mid 1850s & settled in Wauconda, Illinois.
My Golding family came to Wauconda from England.

Many stayed here but some went to areas farther west to settle. I have a tree at Ancestry (Pratt/Webster).
I can make a connection to many, if not most, of the old settlers buried in Wauconda Cemetery. I do not wish to transfer memorials in Wauconda Cemetery to those no closer related than I am. I will add information to these memorials if asked to and give credit to the person supplying it.
My life is certainly rooted in Wauconda.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials I've added for persons not related to me at all...please ask!

Any memorials transferred to me will retain the previous owner's photos and hope the memorials I transfer will also retain the photos and information I have added to them.

Any person's name I've added to Oakwood Cemetery with words such as Waukegan or Waukegan Library list/listing is from their website. It has not otherwise been verified & I probably have not taken a photo of the stone.
Ann D. helps me out with a lot of the entries I make there. Thank you Ann for always being there for me. I really appreciate it.
I also want to thank those who have done some research on the folks I entered memorials for or sent obits.
My history:
As a very young child I spent many hours wandering a large cemetery near where I lived in Norwood Park, IL, even getting lost more than once. So I guess it should be no surprise that I've enjoyed taking photos of old tombstones.

Several others & myself have been doing research on our Lake Co. family connections. It's been quite an adventure & a lot of fun in spite of some frustrations & setbacks. Many thanks go to Sue C. Had she not been so diligent I'd not have found many of my ancestors.

Thanks to Kathy for contributing obits and other information to a number of the memorials I've added.

And thank you to all of you who have transferred and/or taken photos of many of my ancestors. Your work in locating these old stones is much appreciated by myself and others.
Also, when leaving me a message here it would help if you could leave a link to the grave in question...thanks a bunch from an old lady!
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RE: Thank you
I sincerely appreciate the compliment. You are most welcome and I appreciate your work and efforts as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Added by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2015 12:22 PM
James Lemon
Cleaning Headstones
Thank you for your suggestion. I did try to clean it up some but I don't get on my knees very well. I would try again but that is 1200 miles away and I am no longer going with the lady whose family I was helping to research and at the same time trying to help other people in their research.

Added by James Lemon on Nov 10, 2015 1:25 PM
Shannon D.
RE: Mary Gray buried in Wauconda
From the family history pages of Clay Hogg:
Mary Walmsley (daughter of William Walmsley and Mary Needham) was born 1817, and died 1851.She married (1) Unk.
She married (2) John Gray.

Children of Mary Walmsley and Unk are:
Charlotte-3 Walmsley, b. 1822, d. 1823.
Sabina Walmsley.

Children of Mary Walmsley and John Gray are:
George Gray
Mary Jane Gray

Of the few mistakes I have found, William was married to Sarah Needham and not Mary Needham at least according to
Added by Shannon D. on Nov 08, 2015 12:38 PM
RE: Two More Millards
Hi! While you are at either Adah or Netta's memorial, click on the "Edit" tab at the top of the memorial. This will bring up a screen that will allow you to type in the corrections you wish to make. When everything has been updated, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.

While on the main page of their memorials, please click on the "Add a Photo for this person" button. This will create a photo request for me, and I will add photos of their graves. Do this once for each of them.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or need more assistance.

Added by Ace on Nov 05, 2015 3:59 PM
John Stoutimore
RE: I'm impressed
Thanks for the kind words. Best.
Added by John Stoutimore on Nov 03, 2015 12:13 PM
Kris Young
Hi Priscella, I am looking into William Besley's history since my great great grandmother immigrated to Waukegan and worked raising their children. I found 2 census records that show 6 boys, no girls. He had a niece Emily however. I was wondering if you could correct the Findagrave information.

John W
George W
Lewis W

Do you have any obituary postings I am curious?
Added by Kris Young on Nov 03, 2015 8:08 AM
J Blue
RE: Elvira Jones
Hi Priscilla :) all I have is a secondary source: Chickasaw Co, IA - HISTORY OF FREDERICKSBURG & VICINITY By W. S. Pitts. On page 75 it states that Jonathan Jones' mother was Elvira - I could refer you also to several online tree's, but they are all un sourced, so to me they don't hold any weight. If you chose not to change it that's fine, but then maybe you can note the bio. Thank you.
Added by J Blue on Oct 25, 2015 4:06 PM
J Mo & B Ma
RE: George Wustenfield dod
Hi Priscilla, I do not have a death record for him, however, I have his WWI draft registration card which shows his birth date, so if you add 43 years (from his headstone), that makes it 1919 (starting the count with 1877, the year he'd turn one). However, I believe the stone reads 1918. The WWI record is pasted in below.
Thank you! JMo

George Fred Wustenfeld
in the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: George Fred Wustenfeld
County: Lake
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 2 Apr 1876
Race: White
Draft Board: 2
Nearest Relative:
Color of Eyes/Hair:
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Added by J Mo & B Ma on Oct 22, 2015 4:28 PM
Two More Millards
Along with Helen and Prescott Millard were the following people.

Adah M. Millard, 1876 - 1962
Netta C. Millard, 1885 - 1971

Same deal with the photo requests as in my previous message to you.

Added by Ace on Oct 19, 2015 12:03 PM
Helen Millard at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! Photos have been posted to her memorial.

Also there:

Prescott W. Millard, 1839 - 1905

If you add a photo request for him, I will post the photos that I took to his memorial. Please let me know if you add a photo request. Thank you! Ace
Added by Ace on Oct 19, 2015 11:59 AM
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