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What began as a way to memorialize only members of my family has turned into something larger and seemingly open-ended. Most of my memorials are not for my relatives.|
I have done extensive work in the following cemeteries:
Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois
Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois
East Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Illinois
Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois
Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, Illinois
Marywood Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois
Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois
Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, Illinois
River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, Illinois
Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Winfield, Illinois
West Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Illinois
I have tried to add as much information as is readily available. I gladly will make corrections or add information. Please do not use flowers for these purposes. Doing so is against FindAGrave guidelines.
Feel free to use any of my photographs for non-commercial use. Giving credit where credit is due would be appreciated.
Thank you to those who have added photographs and flowers to my memorials. They are appreciated. Please let me know that you have done so. I would like to see the photographs and flowers myself.
"The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."
“The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point, but they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The soul of the murderer is blind; and there can be no true goodness nor true love without the utmost clear-sightedness.”
Albert Camus, The Plague
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|Jeff Hildenbrand||Smith grave stone|
Thank's for putting the pictures of the headstone up on the Smith's for me.
|L Beacon||RE: Sienkowski|
Thank you so much for the information you sent!
I have changed memorial to correct Glen Oak Cemetery, appreciate your assistance.
Added by L Beacon on Nov 23, 2016 12:53 PM
|Kurt Johnson||Herman Langosch|
OK, I switched the children over to Herman Langosch, and deleted my place holder. Thanks!
|LaVonne Eckstrom||Glen Oak Cemetery|
Thank you for helping me get the correct Glen Oak Cemetery documented. My options didn't give me a Westchester, IL, address and that caused my confusion.
Appreciate your helpfulness.
|Eva Myrick||Orville Vincent Grave site|
Sincerely appreciate you taking the time to search for this grave. Even though you weren't able to find Orville's, you did say that you found 5 others in this plot. Were any of them with the surname of Vincent, or known to be related? Thank you again. Eva Myrick--Chehalis, WA
Thank you so much for taking a photo of one of Turner school's greatest volunteers!
Added by H1 on Aug 22, 2016 4:48 PM
|Starfishin||George and Caroline Lindsay|
Thanks for bringing the two of them back together!
|Michael Stanley Klimczak||Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva|
Thanks for helping to add information to the some 30+ names I added late last night. Appreciate it.
|nancy||RE: Photos in Resurrection Cemetery|
Thank you for all of the information you added today to the memorials/headstone photos I have been adding. It is much appreciated.
You have done a lot of work in many cemeteries in the area. I appreciate all of the work you have done in completing information on so many people. I'm sure the families appreciate it.
Added by nancy on Jul 23, 2016 7:38 PM
|Sharon Brecke||Ann Lanphear - # 74268576|
Looked into this further. You are ABSOLUTELY correct! Her 2 children all have the Federal Census' listing mother as born in England. So she can NOT be a daughter of my Christopher Payne & Elizabeth nee' Dawson - as some trees on Ancestry.com say. She would have to be born in Illinois if she was part of my ancestors.
Then got to wondering, and looked at Ann Lanphear's 1850 Federal Census. She is listed on page 13. On page 15 there is a "William Pain" (Payne) age 60, and his wife "Hardeth" age 56. Both born in England. I'll bet these are Ann's parents! My conclusion at any rate....
Yah, left her in my tree, but deleted parents. So she's floating free out there. After going to the work I did, maybe someone else will pick up on it and can use it. Put under comments what I found.
THANKS SO MUCH for your help on this!
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