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Ace (#47553654)
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Bio Photo "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The best way to give back on this site is to go out to a local cemetery and fulfill some photo requests. If someone has fulfilled photo requests for you, maybe it's time to go do the same for someone else. It really is very rewarding for both you and the person for whom you take the photo.

The best way you can help the volunteer photographers is to post the burial plot of the grave markers you want photographed. Posting photo requests without a burial plot is like trying to get somewhere without directions. You might get there eventually, but it could have been a whole lot easier and taken much less time. The "Help with Find A Grave" file clearly states that the person requesting a photo is to provide the burial plot for the photographers.

Almost all memorials I create are not family members, and I am willing to transfer them to other members.

Do not use the photos I take anywhere else, including within Find A Grave, without permission. I retain the copyright to all of my photos.

2017: Fulfilled my 4,444th photo request on July 2, 2017.

2016: Fulfilled my 4,000th photo request on September 9, 2016. Discovered and photographed the burial books for St. Vincent Cemetery in LaSalle, Illinois.

2015: Fulfilled over 500 photo requests, most of which were at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, and cleared up 75% of the photo requests at the cemetery.

2014: Fulfilled over 2,222 photo requests with number 2,000 occurring on October 28, 2014. Multiple cemeteries with large backlogs of over 100 photo requests were cleaned up while completing this project.

2013: Added photos for all 433 persons buried in the Chicago Typographical Union Section of Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Illinois along with most of the veterans sections, the old age home, Civil War wives, and a large group of graves at the southern end of the cemetery.

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." JFK

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Thomas F doyle
He was also the Mayor of LaSalle. His obit said thousands paid their last respects. Business was at a standstill, factory forces depleted as hundreds of employees paid their respects.
He was said "to be an honorable clean fellow as his word was as good as his bond"
" Honest in his convictions and dealings with men, fearless in doing what he thought was right, clean in politics, kind towards the needy, wise in counsel, a congenial good fellow"
The obit is about 4 pages long from the LaSalle Weekly Tribune 6/27/1914
Added by vande on Oct 16, 2017 3:03 PM
RE: Transfers
Have you done any research on the people interred at Forest Home for whom you added memorials? If not, you can transfer them to me so I can research them without pestering you with auto edits. If you have already done the research on any of them, then I see no reason to transfer any of those. I've been working Chicago burials off and on for about three years, and there is much work to do.
Added by DogMama08 on Oct 14, 2017 10:54 AM
Georgia Smith
ellen kelley
Hi, you guessed right, She did die on the 23rd of Feb. and was buried on the 26th according to the paper. The obit was in the 25th newspaper.
Added by Georgia Smith on Oct 05, 2017 10:00 PM
Georgia Smith
RE: Ellen Carty Kelly at St. Vincent Cemetery
Hi, I've looked but so far I haven't found my records. But it would have had to come from the LaSalle newspaper. Not the Trib but whatever it was called before the name change. I'll look the next time I go to the library. I think I was helping a lady with her tree at the time. Georgia
Added by Georgia Smith on Sep 24, 2017 12:56 PM
Georgia Smith
RE: Katherine Derix at St. Vincent Cemetery
Thanks, it's fixed!
Added by Georgia Smith on Sep 23, 2017 3:32 PM
Georgia Smith
RE: Katherine Derix at St. Vincent Cemetery
Hi, I'm not sure. It's possible to typed something wrong but then again sometimes Sue sends me corrections/suggestions to add. If you find out I need to delete something let me know. Thanks, Georgia
Added by Georgia Smith on Sep 23, 2017 7:26 AM
Eliza Brandell
Mildred Bentz
Thanks very much for photo of gravesite. Appreciate your time and effort!
Added by Eliza Brandell on Sep 18, 2017 5:13 PM
Debbie B
RE: Louis Schultz at Forest Home
Thanks, Ace! I figured yours was correct, but I had trouble wrapping my mind around their having the same name and day of death. Nice of you to take on a big batch of memorials like that and get them into shape.
Added by Debbie B on Sep 18, 2017 6:31 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Barnhart Cemetery
You're welcome, Ace. I'm enjoying the autumn-like weather.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Sep 08, 2017 6:14 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Barnhart Cemetery
Hi Ace,

I visited Barnhart Cemetery in Streator, IL yesterday. It's in very bad shape. Weeds were 4 feet tall and very thick. I got scratched up pretty badly, but managed to photograph all the stones in sight. I'm sure there may be some that were below the weeds that are either buried or that I couldn't find. Many stones were completely unreadable, but I managed to snap nearly 50 photos of markers, all of which are online now. I parked across the street on the shoulder and just put my hazards on while I was there for a while. I'm almost certain the cemetery is on private property, but because of the cornfield, no one could even see me unless they ventured over near what now looks to be an abandoned cemetery. I also took a general photo of the cemetery and posted it online; it's currently pending approval and should be posted today.

*I saw your post on Pam's page, so I just wanted to let you know about this.

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Sep 07, 2017 6:35 AM
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