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oldboyscout (#47410155)
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Bio Photo Hello,
The image on the left is of my grandfather and his brother. It was likely shot at the 1915 Lincoln Exposition in Chicago. Grandpa (on the right) stands on a prosthetic leg and is also missing his right arm. The loss of these limbs were a result of an encounter with a high power line while working as a roofer in Chicago. The "Human Torch" was able to recover and father three more children. If not for his will to survive I would not be here today, my father was conceived after the accident.
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RE: Sophie and Herbert Budka
And thank you! It's a wonderful feeling to be appreciated - we love this "hobby" and do the best we can all the time. We always take several photos of the graves and surrounding area as we want people to feel like they've been at their loved ones graves. (And we always look for loved ones nearby.)
Thank you again.

Paula and Doug
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Oct 25, 2016 1:20 PM
RE: Budkas @ Sylvan Abbey
You are SO welcome. Funny thing is as I was putting memorial pages up for Herbert and Sophie, you were too! I will delete the ones I put up - I was going to transfer management to problem. We are SO glad to have been able to help you out with your ancestry searching. We love to do this - and the happiness and answers that has been given to you by our photographs today makes it all very worthwhile. If we can take any further photos - please don't hesitate to ask.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Oct 25, 2016 1:16 PM
Marlene Chaney
James Pardee
Thanks for posting the gravestone photo for James from Willwood Burial Park in Rockford.

Added by Marlene Chaney on Oct 19, 2016 1:50 PM
RE: Ed and Helen Mahoney
You're more than welcome. Happy to do it!
Added by JBaum on Oct 14, 2016 7:56 AM
Linda S
Grave photo
Thanks so much for completing my photo request. It means so much to me since I live out of state and can now complete that portion of my family. Have a wonderful day!
Added by Linda S on Oct 13, 2016 10:35 AM
Kenneth D. Tyler
Gordon Olson
Thank you for adding the photo to his memorial. Ken Tyler, Oostburg WI
Added by Kenneth D. Tyler on Oct 13, 2016 6:19 AM
memories live on
LULA Bellman

Thank you so much for your time and good work.
It's greatly appreciated.
Added by memories live on on Oct 12, 2016 4:56 PM
Lawrence Dale Webster Photo
Added by JDM on Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM
Dorothy Webster Photo
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request for Dorothy Webster. Because of that, I have been able to add her son, Lawrence Dale Webster, to Greenwood Cemetery. I have added a photo request for him and hope you will be able to add his gravestone photo to his memorial also. Thank you for being a Find A Grave volunteer. Jill MacRae
Added by JDM on Oct 11, 2016 6:28 AM
Thank you so much for the photos!!!
Added by candiceb on Oct 10, 2016 4:28 PM
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