|Amanda Reed (#47138887)|
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|Bill Merchant||Robert Erwin Dell|
Good morning from Overland Park, KS, Amanda.
I was checking to verify the date of Bob's death date for my cousin, Robin (Erwin) Orr of Earlville, IL when I noticed your question. While it's been about four years ago, I hope my response is still helpful to you.
Bob was, indeed, the son of William and Nellie May (Erwin) Dell. Nellie May was a sister to my (and Robin's) grandfather, Lowell Ernest Erwin. My mother, Ruth Eleanor (Erwin) (Merchant) Wogman and Robin's father, Robert E. Erwin, were cousins of Bob Dell's. (Robin told me last evening that Bob has a living sister in Plano, IL.)
Please feel free to contact me for additional information about Bob's family. Either Robin or me will provide whatever we are able.
William "Bill" Robert Merchant
Overland Park, KS
|Claudette Darling||RE: Shackhuddle Cemetery|
Yes, Shackhuddle Cemetery is pretty hard to find. You would never know that there was a cemetery there from just driving by. In fact, it is necessary to climb up the hill, and then prowl around in the weeds in order to find any tombstones. If I remember correctly there are only a couple tombstones left standing--the rest are lying on the ground, and I suppose many are buried under dirt and weeds. However, your Abijah Edson's tombstone was pretty easy to find (when I was there a couple of years ago). The tombstone is lying on the ground, but, someone had cleaned the stone and cleared the weeds away. It is located at the crest of the hill, towards the back, not very far from a driveway that leads to a house at the rear of the cemetery. Good luck!
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