|Robert Taylor (#47630224)|
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I started my family tree in Ancestry.Com in 2010 when we had to put my 83 year old father in a nursing home with later stage dementia. He passed away in October 2011. The documents and pictures I found in my grandmother's trunk started my quest to "find out more about our family history". I have found many descendents on mine and my wife's branches except for the Taylor branch. My Dad's father left when he was two and I have not been able to find much information. The Find A Grave site has saved me a lot of traveling. I am granting permission to use any photos that I have taken for any non-commerical use. It would be appreciated if you would acknowledge that the photo came from me. Please feel free to use them on family trees and other websites. If I add a picture of a headstone on Find A Grave I do not claim a copy write to that picture, it belongs to the family and history. I'm only a tool to help connect families with their own histories.|
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|Kendall Mellem||Mark Sanford Tapley, Plato Center, IL|
Thank you for the message your left regarding your search for Mark Tapley's grave. Your efforts to find and photograph it are much appreciated, even though the search was negative. Now I'll have to recheck the source to be sure that I have Mark's memorial in the correct cemetery and consider whether or not to delete the memorial.
Again, my sincere thanks.
|Bill Vanderpool||Mount Hope Cemetery|
Thank you for the headstone photos for the Petta's.
Thank you! Let me see if I can figure out how to link them.
|Janet Marie||RE: Eastman|
Thank you so much for the photos of Catherine Starin Eastman and for creating the memorial for her husband, Oscar. Your caption for the wide shot really explains the situation well. Thanks for looking all around to find both of them. Your work is very much appreciated.
|Diane LaBotte Richardson||Kenneth & Sharon Beauchane|
Thank you so much for the photo and information on the Beauchane memorials,I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and time.
|Mari Mills||Re: Update on Lakewood status|
Yesterday, I talked to Rick Ellis (847-931-6136), who I had mentioned on my previous comment. We had a nice discussion and he was not aware of this findagrave site and promised me that he would look into it.
I didn't mean to get this involved, but since I was coordinating with "Ace" for a couple of pictures, and wanted to assist him in getting them with less frustration, I seem to have.
Mr. Ellis mentioned that "Bluff City" is on a manual reporting system as is "Lakewood". So, this might be a wonderful Elgin-community project that could involve your city and it's fine volunteer resources of the library, school system, VFW, Boy and Girl Scouts . . . to name just a few. The children could also help out with gravesite maintenance by pulling weeds; while learning respect of their ancestors and community. How many children of today, actually visit gravesites with their parents and grandparents, and learn to just improve their ancestors's gravesite by pulling a few weeds. There seems to be a sad influence of death, monsters, vampires, and skulls in their current dress, books, TV programs, and movies . . . even in Saturday morning cartoons; that simply shows that they are not learning to keep these things in their proper perspective. Don't you think? What can be done to turn this from a "lose/lose" situation to a "win/win" one?
I do hope that you (and/or Ace, Orr, Rick) are giving this more thought of a quite worth-while Elgin-project.
Warm regards, Mari
|Mari Mills||RE: Re: Facebook Membership|
Thanks for the update! :)
|Mari Mills||Response from the City of Elgin . . .|
City of Elgin-Government, City Services and Community News If you would like to call Rick Ellis (847-931-6136) or Kathy Zark (847-931-6135), they can discuss the progress they have made with digitizing the records for Bluff City Cemetery, which is city-owned and near Lakewood. The project began around 2006 and has been very comprehensive. Rick or Kathy would be able to offer additional insight as to what this type of undertaking requires.
|Mari Mills||Re: Facebook Membership|
Are you a member of Facebook? If so, are you a member of the Find A Grave Volunteer Group?
Since, I am on Facebook, I just requested joining this group. :)
|Mari Mills||RE: Lakewood cemetery ~ WOW!|
Mr. Robert Taylor,
Sir, I am SO honored and delighted that you contacted me! YOU were my FAVORITE ACTOR in my girlhood days and you haven't aged a bit! Though, I'm sure that you hear that quite a lot! ;)
I was just thinking of the small part that I paid in helping to resolve this issue, a few minutes ago and at 0300 hours. I use to work in military finance in my OLD Army days, then continued my career as a GS civilian for another 32-years, and retired with my husband about five years ago. He was in Army military personnel management for almost 37-years. I met him on my first day at my first duty assignment, 42-years ago, and we have been married for over 41-years!
I have been thanklessly researching our family history for the past fifteen years and grateful that this database and ancestry.com, exists. Seems, that the older generations are passing on and the younger generations show very little or no interest in their family history. My greatest excitement was discovering and verifying that my father had worked with the Navy Seabees during WWII as a PanAm-contracted heavy aircraft maintenance employee during the last World War! This "found-knowledge", resolved an age-old family conflict with my siblings of my father's military service. My 42-year old father passed away in 1962 when I was 9-years old. I remember, without details of him telling my sisters and I, of his overseas military duties. My older brothers denied his military service and my older aunts claimed that he did serve overseas. So, I contacted military personnel records in St. Louis and the response that I received amazed me. It turned out that, my father did respond to his draft notice, though he was already working for PanAm's Navy contract in direct support of the Seabees, at the time, so he was deferred from active duty! All those years, that I worked with the US Army during my entire career, complaining about "Beltway-Bandits", and behold . . . it turned out that my father was actually one of them! Can you believe that? I have so much more to be proud of my father! LOL! ;)
Anyhow, enough "war stories". Would you consider, going in and meeting this Mr. Orr at Lakewood Memorial Park and discuss your issues with him? Including "Ace" if he is available . . . perhaps a mutual appointment? If, he understood more of this "findagrave.com" automated database and its use for family ancestor automated information support, I'm sure that it would greatly improve their customer service in gravesite information management and operations.
Creating a team of local volunteers and the financial support of the owners of these cemeteries would greatly assist your local Elgin community . . . while honoring the contributions of the past Elgin towns people and in great respect of those that had previously served the USA military preserving America's Freedoms. I think that it would mean a lot for future generations, as well.
I am wondering, if they still teach "Civics" in the school systems, anymore? Though, you have your local social civics Elgin-community of the VFW, Boy and Girl Scouts, churches, etc., that could provide service volunteer support, too.
Well, this is my 0400 hrs thoughts for this morning . . . what do you think? Worth while? Please consider this and give me your thoughts in this matter . . . In-the-meantime, I'm going back to bed, less my husband begins to wonder, what I'm up to and gets jealous! LOL! ;) (Y)
Warmest regards, Mari Mills, Silver Spring, MD
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