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Stacey Shaw (#47914361)
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. I don't hoard my memorials and will usually transfer anyone not related to me.

PHOTO REQUESTORS: I enjoy helping families by completing photo requests. Help me to help you. Please take the time to contact the cemetery to get the detailed burial info (Section, Block, Lot, or however it's marked) prior to submitting your request. Whether or not they have a headstone is also extremely helpful.

I love this site but this is one point I find very frustrating. The last few years I've been spending most of my time in Oakridge-Glen Oak cemetery in Hillside, IL. It currently has well over 50,000 burials and 400+ photo requests that contain no plot info for the photo volunteer. How do you expect someone to find and get a pic of your loved one when they don't know where to start looking?

NOTE: Please don't assume that all cemeteries have a public database to look up the info. There are a lot that don't yet. Oakridge doesn't have one and the office staff is not helpful to photo volunteers. They only give info to family members.

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FAMILY INFO & BIO

The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons, Dishman, Baird and Reed.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.

My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. Shortly after arriving in town, my grandmother died in March, 1852. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.

After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams in October, 1852. (I also have a copy of the handwritten document.) Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with my grandfather but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.

I'm also certain my grandfather was married once before he married my grandmother. From the 1850 census record, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage by banns to my grandmother in 1834. My assumption is that he was married to James, Jr's mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.

My 4th Great Grandfather's name was Joseph who was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census, the lone document where I found have found his name. In addition, per the same census, he was residing alone in the household with his son James, which means he was probably widowed by that time. My 4th Great Grandmother Shaw's name and their final resting places are unknown.

My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. My grandfather rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby in the same section. I descend down thru one of James's younger sons, Isaac Shaw who married Mary Maser (or Masear) in 1869 in Indiana. They are also buried in Oakwood cemetery, Joliet, IL.
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J. Edward Ross
RE: Joseph Pesack Headstone Pic - Abraham Lincoln Cemetery
You're welcome.

I enjoy the opportunity to spend time at the cemetery.


Ed
Added by J. Edward Ross on Sep 21, 2017 8:42 AM
David McNally
Anna & Elbert Maxwell
Thanks for checking for me Stacey, I appreciate your taking your time to search and let me know.
- Dave
Added by David McNally on Sep 19, 2017 7:43 PM
Brian Scott DONOVAN
Frank McHUGH, Find A Grave Memorial# 182534401
Stacy Shaw,

I appreciate your going to the extra trouble of making the stone more photogenic.

Brian
Added by Brian Scott DONOVAN on Aug 26, 2017 8:59 PM
Paula Evans
RE: Photos Requests.
Hi, Are you close to or somewhat close to: Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleums, Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois?

I was wondering due to I have 1 photo request in it since: July 8 this year and nobody even bothered touching it for some reason.

Even though I don't do the phone calling, I find a copy of their phone number on Find A Grave for you. Phone: 708-862-5398.

Maryann M. Jurek - Memorial# 103420019. If they say she don't have a headstone there, I don't mind photos of her empty (non-marked) grave in photo due to I like my Family Tree Timeline tagged-along in photos better the best.

Thank-you.
Added by Paula Evans on Aug 26, 2017 12:38 PM
Paula Evans
Photos Requests.
Hi, Guess what? I wanted to kindly to let you know I got the photos of all 3 of my Kanis Fees ancestors I had requested for a long time and yep they all are in 100% high quality version of photo 'YAY' I'm might more with my family photos requests in the future. Thank-you.
Added by Paula Evans on Aug 16, 2017 1:19 PM
Lauri Price Portz
William Roth
Thanks so much for trying to find this headstone for me. It must be an unmarked grave. I wish they had told me that when they sent me burial information, it would have saved your searching time. I appreciate your effort!

Lauri
Added by Lauri Price Portz on Aug 13, 2017 10:10 AM
Kathy Ripke
Runnion photo
Thanks so much for adding your photo to the 3 Runnion memorials. Much appreciated!
Kathy Ripke
Added by Kathy Ripke on Aug 08, 2017 10:26 PM
Researcher
Hamlet Snell
Thank you for your efforts to photograph Hamlet's gravestone. I'm sorry you didn't find one. I will delete my request until I am able to provide better information. Thank you.

Valerie Williams
Added by Researcher on Jul 31, 2017 8:25 PM
K Mac
Thank you/ Betty Parenti
Thank you very much for looking for the headstone for Betty Jean Parenti. Sad that it is an unmarked grave.
Thank you very much for trying.
K Mac
Added by K Mac on Jul 31, 2017 5:28 PM
LoveHistory
RE: Lillian M. Rinkenberger
Your welcome, I'm glad you posted the obit on the memorial.
Added by LoveHistory on Jul 27, 2017 1:42 PM
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