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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo Updated May 23, 2017

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

The following are currently active burial sections at ALNC. These sections were opened for interments on the dates listed...

Active section(s) for Cremated Remains:
1) Section 12, opened October 2012
2) Columbarium 7 Wall 30, opened May 2017

Active section(s) for Casketed Remains:
1) Section 17, opened December 2016

...of course, Spouses and other Dependents are still being interred in all Sections and Columbariums.

Note: When the gravesites in the above section/walls are made presentable with sod and engraved marker stones or niche covers, I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Thank you for your patience.

Read This BEFORE Uploading Photos...

I shouldn't have to ask, however, with the rapid proliferation of "reckless" cell-phone photography it has become necessary for me put in text what I think should be obvious...

Please do NOT upload gravesite photographs if they...
1) were taken at an impossible viewing angle, or
2) show bird poop on the stone, or
3) have spiders, other insects in the frame, or
4) have grass clippings, mud or debris on the stone, or
5) have your shadow/reflection or kids or your car in the frame, or
6) show the stone is wet from sprinklers or has raindrops or other water spots on the stone, or
7) have people, pets or other crap in the background, or
8) have flowers or other debris blocking or making it difficult to read the ENTIRE engraved text, or
9) show the gravesite in any other "not ready for primetime" condition (for example: dead or rotting cut-flowers, open pit, plywood covers, shovels, other tools or construction equipment or the groundkeepers or other workers in the frame), or
10) were taken upside-down and then rotated right-side-up without correcting the perspective. These photos make people nauseous and give them a feeling of falling while looking at the picture!

In short, take pride in your work! Don't place a gravesite photo on one of my memorial pages that you would NOT be proud to show your family if you had placed it on one of your own relative's memorial pages.

Thank you for your consideration. I'm sure that the families of the deceased appreciate your consideration, also.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.


Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This does not include Cousins, Aunts or Uncles. Nor does it include your neighbor or BFF.

You need not ask for a transfer if your "Contributions to Find A Grave" on your profile page shows an insignificant effort at "Pay-it-forward."

"The goal at Find A Grave should NOT be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."

Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

My Photos...

Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT attempt to sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission.

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling fee" or "re-imbursement fee" or "printing fee" to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my physical notice from the draft board in the spring of 1972 and in August that year I followed in my father's foot steps, joining the US Navy (he put in 24 years before retiring as a CTCM in 1969). I spent 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines. In October 1980 I was honorably discharged as an EM1(SS).

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in both Ohio and Illinois. Most of that time in the training department as a Senior Reactor Operator License Training Instructor for both Intitial and Continuing training students.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field.

Currently, I am still retired and live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family tree has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Daniel E Murray D 1999
Can you please have the profile for Daniel E Murray B: 1945 D:1999 at Lincoln National Cemetery transferred to me. This is my father's grave, and I'd like to be the one to maintain it.
Thank you.
Added by ChgoGirl on May 18, 2017 2:57 PM
Linda Pauline Meyer
Grave Memorial# 72339792
I am unable to make a photo request because someone has uploaded a photo of the cemetery and it says the photo request was completed and will not let me request another. Can you please fix this?
Thank you,
Linda Meyer
Added by Linda Pauline Meyer on May 17, 2017 1:38 PM
Peggy Compton
transfer request

Will you please transfer my uncle Roman Lesny # 79953403 to me? I'm trying to round up my family's memorials so I can maintain them.

Thanks for all you do.

Added by Peggy Compton on Apr 25, 2017 7:55 AM
Linda J. Morris
John Schnepp 45579750
I do not know if I can request a transfer but I can not get through on the edit. John Schnepp comes fro a long line of Veterans. He has 3 Grnadfathers that fought in the REV WAR and pne grandfather that he and his 3 brothers were in the Civil War together. I am from the chnepp famly and would like to honor him by writing his memorial. I can add 6 generaitions. I have a list of 168 members of this family that served in various wars.

Linda 47181309
Added by Linda J. Morris on Apr 21, 2017 2:14 PM
Rick & Kat
Are you a FINDAGRAVE Admin?
Added by Rick & Kat on Apr 17, 2017 3:22 PM
Betty Jean Philippi
RE: Thank you...
Rather, thank *you* for creating the memorial, good sir. I think of Susan often...
Added by Betty Jean Philippi on Apr 12, 2017 10:48 AM
Mary Hennig at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Hi there!! I was wondering if you can find out where Mary will be laid to rest?? Like burial info!! I talked to her husband and that's what he said. I would appreciate it a lot!! Also I have 1 photo request at ALNC!!! Very much appreciated!!

Added by J B on Apr 05, 2017 11:39 AM
Gary Snowberger
Donald Longenecker
Hello Mr. Ross,
I have added the info you sent to me.
Thank you ever so much,
Gary Snowberger
Added by Gary Snowberger on Mar 29, 2017 4:43 PM
Ed Langevin
Thank you
Just wanted to say thank you.
Added by Ed Langevin on Mar 25, 2017 3:33 PM
Lawyer Sims Jr,III
I deleted mine, sorry I've never seen a JR, III before. Wouldn't that make him Lawyer Sims V?(the fifth?) Kathy
Added by Kathy on Mar 24, 2017 5:12 AM
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