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Beth Horne-Obenhaus (#47581292)
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Bio Photo After losing my mother to cancer 14 years ago, I pursued my dream to help others. I'm a licensed funeral home director/embalmer. When I found this website I was thrilled! I haven't had the chance to take any photos yet, but I plan on doing it once I get a free day. Thanks again to all of the volunteers out there that devote their free time doing this. You guys are incredible.

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RE: Birdie Holliday
Hi! Thank you for your message and the grave location. Since it is the middle of one of the worst winters Chicago has had, I will not be able to take a good photograph for a couple of months - aftet the grass has started to green and I can see some of the in-ground lot markers.

That being said, I am usually the only one regularly photographing at Elmwood Cemetery, so it should not be a problem. I will add your request to my springtime list.

Did you ask if there was a grave marker? If not, can you? Even if there is not a grave marker, I can still take a photo of the general area of the burial.

Added by Ace on Feb 20, 2014 6:10 PM
Birdie Holliday
Hi! I regularly visit Elmwood Cemetery, so if you submit a photo request and post the grave location I can take a photo for you. Elmwood Cemetery can provide the grave location.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

By the way, now that the location of her burial is known, the Birdie Holliday listing in "We do not know the cemetery" and cemetery name should be removed from Find A Grave. That is how I came across your request for information.

Best wishes for a great day!

Added by Ace on Jul 26, 2013 7:11 AM
Doug the bug
Biridie Holliday
Hi Beth,

Do you know if your mother's family was religious? In the past I helped someone find their mother's birth father. They were Catholic and when his wife died and left him with a daughter he sent her to a catholic orphanage and a link through an obituary led me to her birth father's church and a second wife. Another help may be with using the census record's. Try since the information is increasing every day and the latest census add is the 1940's. Good luck and I hope this is a help.

May you find the missing links,
Doug the bug Powell
Added by Doug the bug on Jun 22, 2013 10:03 PM
Birdie Holliday
Hi, I saw your photo request and looked up Birdie's name at According to a record in "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947", she was born in 1911 in Louisiana, and died on March 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL at age 25. Her husband's name was Walter. She was buried on April 1, 1936 at Elmwood Park Cemetery in River Grove, IL. You can contact the cemetery to confirm this info here:

I hope this was helpful!
Added by Jessica on Jun 22, 2013 9:57 PM

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