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I began my ancestral search in 1972 and after retiring have spent an inordinate amount of time tracing my surname by subscribing to online sites, visiting distant relatives and walking cemeteries. I have met many helpful and encouraging people along the way. I enjoy the history surrounding these gravesites and the stories told by my aging kin. I tried hard to link my family before my dad passed but did not succeed until year 2010, 2 years after his death. I had a great deal of help from genealogical societies in Illinois counties and their family files and I am deeply grateful.|
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|Paula Bentley||Hollie H Smith is aka Henry H Smith|
Henry/Holly H Smith has been a brick wall for some time. My grandmother told me in 1976 that his nickname was Hawley. I never considered it might be spelled Hollie until I accidentally found his death record which identified his parents as Robert Smith and Amanda Oldham. Robert and Amanda are my ggggrandparents and the parents of The Henry Hawley Smith brick wall. FYI I have posted info about them on my public Ancestry tree: PLB Benton Family Tree. If you have photos I would love to see them. Thank you for posting Ossie's gravestone, it's odd that I can't get Hollie's by a search window. Paula Bentley, a Kentucky cousin
|michelle horne||moms grave eugenia robinson|
Sher, wow been a real long time. Thanks for putting virtual flowers on momns grave. Les and I both live in Georgia II've always wondered about my parents graves. Email me sometime firstname.lastname@example.org
|Laura Whistle Cates Duncan||Marie Rednour (#19484532)|
Do you have personal knowledge about Marie Rednour? I'm trying to account for all individuals who graduated from Gorham High School (a small school in Gorham, Illinois that drew students from Neunert, Jacob, Cora, Raddle, Jones Ridge). A Marie (Sumner)Rednour was in the class of 1926. She would have been born about the same time as the Marie Rednour for whom you've made a memorial. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
|Kim Smith Van Vorst||White Family|
I haven't talked to you in a long time and wondered how you are doing?
Kim Van Vorst
|Squirrel||RE: Jack Coen Leykam|
I am not.
Added by Squirrel on Mar 14, 2013 7:05 PM
|Diane (Taylor) Mitchell||RE: John Harbour|
Not sure if the Taylor line that I come from is related to the Taylor's there in St. Louis. It would be interesting to find out though.
I am not related as far as I know. Where did the Robinson's live?
Added by Bruce on Aug 20, 2012 12:39 PM
|Judi Wydick||Wydick's in Illinois|
As far as I know all of my relatives are in Michigan. My Grandfather, Philip Wydick was actually born Philip Vojtek in Pennsylvania and he and his 1 brother, George, and 2 sisters, Rose and Julia also changed their last names to Wydick. Unfortunately no knows why.