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Linda T (#46802385)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Having more fun walking the older areas of the cemeteries and thinking of the histories.

I have photographed all of Oak Grove and more than half of Lakeside in Pekin, IL. There are alot of missing headstones and quite a bit that are unreadable. Getting what I can before they are gone.

I will transfer ONLY within Find A Grave's guidelines. Though happy to add any information you have to the memorials. This is a memorial site, not a family genealogy site.

I also have spent many an hour walking the cemeteries and transcribing headstones that are hard to read. If you take any of the photos and place them on other sites such as Ancestry, at least make credit back to me. May sound selfish, but giving credit to someone for their work is only correct.
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Gerold Keener
RE: Thomas O. Cassaday
You are good. The lady named Lynda Gibb did the other memorial. I believe it is the one we've been looking for thank you.
Added by Gerold Keener on Apr 17, 2017 11:51 PM
Gerold Keener
Thomas O. Cassaday
Linda, I want to thank you for all the work you have done to preserve the history that is decaying away. Thomas O. Cassady was my Great great Grandfather. We live in Washington state so with much speculation our family has looked for his burial plot. I have a cousin in the Champaign, Il area and have always talked about making the trip to cemetery hop to find our Great great Grandfather.
I can see you have walked and rewalked the cemeteries in Livingston county and Tazewell county. It is our speculation that he would be in a cemetery around Fairbury. We would appreciate it if you would keep an eye out for Thomas Oney Cassaday's marker it would be appreciated.
Added by Gerold Keener on Apr 17, 2017 4:15 PM
Mary E Welty
Thanks so much or the obit, it was very much a welcomed surprise, although it does not solve the problem of where she is buried. I will try to get a death certificate and hope that it states where she is. Thanks again!
Added by letterman1959 on Apr 06, 2017 4:26 PM
Carol deGraffenried
RE: Abbie Stewart Find A Grave Memorial# 85132663
Abbie Gertrude Reed married William B. Stewart on 27 Feb 1890 in Tazewell Co. IL. She was dead by the 1900 U. S. Census but they had three childred: Frederick, Elizabeth & Viola Marie. Willilam is buried with his family in Bequaith Cem. Abbie is close to her father Jacob Reed in Woodrow Cem.
Added by Carol deGraffenried on Apr 04, 2017 5:44 AM
Mary Elizabeth Bourgoin Welty
Thanks for your time and effort on trying to locate Mary Welty's grave. Will try to get a death certificate for her and see what cemetery she is actually buried in. Sorry for the wild goose chase! Thanks again.
Added by letterman1959 on Mar 28, 2017 5:53 PM
Darrell S
Andrew & Sophia
Thanks for the attempt.
Added by Darrell S on Mar 26, 2017 6:23 AM
RE: John W Largent
Hi Linda,

I am typing/indexing Tazewell County Death Certificates for Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society which begin in 1877. John Largent's death certificate indicates clearly 1879 as death year.

Added by Diane on Mar 15, 2017 4:32 PM
SFC Shirley Ann Smith
George Clifford Smith
I didn't know a memorial existed until I ran into it today
Added by SFC Shirley Ann Smith on Mar 13, 2017 3:58 PM
Karen Bracey
Thank you for letting me know that Charles Robertson was buried in Lakeview rather than Lakeside Cem.
Added by Karen Bracey on Mar 02, 2017 11:45 AM
Robin Louise English Fritz
Maria "Mary" Eva Lux Umdenstock
Added by Robin Louise English Frit... on Feb 26, 2017 1:57 PM
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