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BjJ (#46902476)
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Bio Photo I will be happy to add additional information or make corrections to memorials I maintain. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial to send your info to me and I will update. I transfer all memorials within the four-generation rule. I do not link to "burial unknown" listings.

My added vs. managed memorials difference is quite large because I manage many memorials transferred to me from a now inactive member. I work on these daily to update with info and add photos.

Please do not copy my photos to other websites (including Ancestry) without my permission.

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Rich Schommer
RE: Merrill Emerick/Edington
I must have made some error in my suggested edits. Thank you for catching it. Also, Thank You Very Much for adding the obits.
Added by Rich Schommer on Jan 31, 2015 11:34 AM
Dan T.
RE: Emma Swisher death date
Thanks. Not sure I sent the 4th as a date. Maybe a slip of the mouse. Wasn't able to access the obit from my available resources.
Added by Dan T. on Jan 29, 2015 2:44 PM
M Hodge
RE: Margaret Donathan Watson
I am also trying to locate the obituary for Margaret's mother, Hannah Beach Disney, who died in Springfield, Ill. on 15 July 1946. Do you by any chance have access to her obituary as well? I would be very appreciative. It would also be very helpful. Thank you.
Added by M Hodge on Jan 29, 2015 5:49 AM
Leigh ann
RE: Sargeant photo requests
I plan on talking to the keeper of the cemetery to find out what sort of record she has on them and will let you know what I find out. I will also try and get back to where that bridge was and see if I can get a picture when it gets a little bit nicer out. I live just a few miles from there.
Added by Leigh ann on Jan 28, 2015 9:58 AM
Jo App
RE: Stout Cemetery
Yes, BjJ, I would appreciate the phone number for Stout Cemetery. Sometimes infants were buried with other family members.
Added by Jo App on Jan 28, 2015 9:08 AM
Jo App
Stout Cemetery
Hi BjJ,
I see that you have some memorials at Stout Cemetery and that Stout has been 95% photographed. I'm curious as to whether or not you might have access to records at Stout Cemetery. I'm trying to trace Luther Paul Smith, an infant son of Joseph Luther Smith and his wife Emma. I have found several articles from the Daily Illinois State Journal for May 24, 25, and 26 of 1905 stating that the child was buried at Stout Cemetery. In the articles the father's initials are mixed up as CL and JS Smith, but I think this is the correct family.
Jo App
Added by Jo App on Jan 27, 2015 9:30 PM
david duggins
RE: Fannie Eveland Photo
Your welcome.

Added by david duggins on Jan 26, 2015 7:00 PM
RE: Alice Galant
I do not have a complete obituary for her husband, Alexander Galant, only death notice, which mentions his daughter, Mrs. Pauline Ewing, can you send me a copy of his obit. As you probably already know, she had a daughter Stella, who marries Blake Rawles, maybe her middle name is Bacquet, for Stella Bacquet Galant?

I also have her obituary, and I was at first confused by the name Desboney, however, I spoke with Eugene Galant/Gallant's son who didn't recognize the name Desboney, so I did some more checking and came up with Alice Elizabeth Galant's Illinois death record on Ancestry, which indicates her maiden name as Bacquet. I also spoke with Stella Galant Rawles granddaughter, and Eugene's son, both of who verified the maiden name as Bacquet. Eugene's son also sent me a picture of the Galant Family in Pennsylvania, which also indicates Alice (Bacquet).

So yes, I am sure her maiden name was Bacquet, and her death record also indicates her father as Joseph Bacquet.

Added by jsmycs on Jan 26, 2015 8:19 AM
M Hodge
Margaret Donathan Watson
Thank you very much for sending the obituary of Margaret Donathan Watson! It has provided some missing family information that will be very helpful in our research.
Added by M Hodge on Jan 24, 2015 8:21 AM
B Freed
John Dawson Jr
Thanks for John's obit. I have added that info to his memorial. Barbara
Added by B Freed on Jan 22, 2015 5:32 PM
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