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Mary Tilstra (#46876979)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 1 day
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I am the daughter of Erle Howard (1917-1993) and Blanche Lindsay (1927- ) Hollingsworth and have lived in the Onarga area all my life. I started researching my family when I joined the DAR in the 1970s. Some of the surnames that I am especially interested in are Hollingsworth, Lyon, Lindsay, Jimison, Heller, Margerum, Crumrine, Nichols, Gish, Kindig, Dalton and Doyle. I assisted in the indexing of the Sexton's records at the Onarga Cemetery and the Lehigh Cemetery in Delrey and am fairly familiar with the layouts of both. Please report any errors and send any questions regarding the records I have added to
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 • 12 Memorials Added
 • 15 Memorials Managed
 • 138 Photos
 • 65 Volunteer Photos Taken
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I added stone photos for James, Estella, and Beulah Finnegan at Graceland Township Cemetery in Porter County, Indiana. Beautiful photos you have added to the Estella and James memorials.
Added by Tina on Sep 27, 2014 4:37 PM
I wanted to thank you for both taking and posting the grave photo for Louisa! I appreciate it very much.

Best regards,

Added by JLHM on Aug 13, 2012 10:32 AM
Scott Hawley
E. Hawley

Thanks for filling the request. The marker looks like it was really hard to read.... could you make out any of the dates?

Added by Scott Hawley on Mar 29, 2012 3:50 PM
Tess Warnstaff
Cemetery photo
Thanks very much for the headstone photo of Frank and Maude Looker. It's much appreciated.

Tess Warnstaff
contributor #47249734
Added by Tess Warnstaff on Mar 25, 2012 5:28 PM
Zoe Lighty
Thomas Arrowsmith
Thank you for the photo of the headstone for Thomas Arrowsmith. It was a surprise to see how big this monument was with the tree in the background. I appreciate your volunteer work which helps researchers, who live at a distance,to make connections with their ancestry.

Zoe Lighty
Added by Zoe Lighty on Mar 25, 2012 1:15 PM
Fred Sawyer
You are greatly appreciated for taking and posting Fred Sawyer's headstone picture on his memorial.
Added by Minnie6 on Oct 11, 2011 8:43 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Nora Cady
Dear Mary, Thanks so very much for taking your time to search out and photograph the tombstone of Nora Cady, whose earthly remains were laid to rest in the Onarga Cemetery in Onarga, Illinois. It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Oct 11, 2011 5:21 PM
Lou Ann Hawkins Frogge
George Ramsey
Thank you for the clear picture. I wish someone would have put his wife's death date on the stone
Added by Lou Ann Hawkins Frogge on Aug 30, 2011 8:13 PM
Dorothy Fishback Hardy
Mary, thank you for the headstone photo for Dorothy Fishback Hardy. I appreciate your time and effort.
Lois Ann
Added by ARIZONALADY on Aug 29, 2011 12:03 PM
Tess Warnstaff
Yaw photos
Thanks very much for the photos of my Yaw cousins in the Onarga Cemetery.

It's appreciated.

Tess Warnstaff
contributor #47249734
Added by Tess Warnstaff on Aug 29, 2011 10:15 AM
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