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priscilla ross-fox (#46605584)
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Bio Photo When requesting a transfer please include your ID#. It makes it easier for us to transfer memorials.

If you have messages turned off I can't respond to you.

Also want to state here: Please DO NOT clean tombstones. It's OK to remove weeds growing over the top or fallen leaves but please don't do anything else. There are ways of taking photos using LED flashlights.

I'm sorry that I am slow in responding to requests.
I had open heart surgery on March 12,2013 and am now in heart failure. I am able to add some additional information as my time permits but please message me here that you sent something as I don't often have time to read my e-mail. Thanks a bunch!
Some of you may not know but you can add photos to any memorial on Find A Grave but not those of obituaries.
"Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record."
My profile picture was done by me from an old black and white photo of my great grandmother. It took many hours.
I don't take other people's photos without their consent so please do not take my photos without permission. In case you didn't know, every photo taken is protected by copyright.
I don't mind anyone using these tombstone photos for their own research but do not submit to other genealogy websites (other than Ancestry) or in any printed material.
Just because you leave keys in your car does not give me the right to take it! LOL

Very Important Information: Refer to Find A Grave FAQ regarding the use of any photo on Find A Grave.
*All* photos submitted to Find A Grave are copyrighted by the photographer so please respect the work of every volunteer who shares their time, effort and work product on this site. Most of the photos I have contributed to Find A Grave do not contain a copyright statement that does not mean they are NOT copyrighted. A very good article is here.

Facts are not copyrighted such as census information as they are in the public domain.

I want to give credit to any person for additional information given to me for a memorial if you tell me who you are!

My life is certainly rooted in Wauconda.

I have lived in or around Lake Co., IL almost all my life.
My Pratt family came from MA & VT in the mid 1850s & settled in Wauconda, Illinois.
My Golding family came to Wauconda from England.

Many stayed here but some went to areas farther west to settle.
I can make a connection to many, if not most, of the old settlers buried in Wauconda Cemetery. I do not wish to transfer memorials in Wauconda Cemetery to those no closer related than I am. I will add information to these memorials (or in other cemeteries) if asked to and give credit to the person supplying it.

I will gladly transfer ownership of memorials I've added for persons not related to me at all...please ask!

Any memorials transferred to me will retain the previous owner's photos and hope the memorials I transfer will also retain the photos and information I have added to them.

Any person's name I've added to Oakwood Cemetery with words such as Waukegan or Waukegan Library list is from their website. It has not otherwise been verified & I probably have not taken a photo of the stone.
Ann D. helps me out with a lot of the entries I make there. Thank you Ann for always being there for me. I really appreciate it.
I also want to thank those who have done some research on the folks I entered memorials for or sent obits.
My history:
As a very young child I spent many hours wandering a large cemetery near where I lived in Norwood Park, IL, even getting lost more than once. So I guess it should be no surprise that I've enjoyed taking photos of old tombstones.

Several others & myself did research on our Lake Co. family connections. It was quite an adventure & a lot of fun in spite of some frustrations & setbacks. Many thanks go to Sue C. Had she not been so diligent I'd not have found many of my ancestors.

Thanks to Kathy (and now others) for contributing obits and other information to a number of the memorials I've added. Typing theses obits takes time and is very much appreciated.

And thank you to all of you who have transferred and/or taken photos of many of my ancestors (including Journeyman). Your work in locating these old stones is much appreciated by myself and many others.
Also, when leaving me a message here it would help if you could leave a link from the top of the page to the grave in question...thanks a bunch from an old lady!
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Anna (Murphy) Ring #80230863
Hi Priscilla, Regarding Anna (Murphy) Ring's memorial at St. Joseph cem. in West Roxbury, Mass. -- you sent a suggestion stating that the photo for Anna is the one for her husband.
According to St. Joseph cem., she is buried with her husband, William Ring. The headstone for the plot only lists her husband's name, regardless, this is where she is buried.
Added by Sandy on Sep 03, 2017 6:05 PM
Steve Laurette
Charles Edwards
Hi again, I suggested a death date of Feb. 28, 1886 for Charles Edwards (#37073505). The date on the tombstone is hard to read, but Emma A. Edwards' probate records show that she had "left surviving her no husband" at the time of her death on Feb. 24, 1887. Her only heirs were her children, Bert E. Edwards, Nellie Edwards and Avis Edwards.
Added by Steve Laurette on Aug 24, 2017 3:13 AM
Steve Laurette
Emma A. Edwards
Hi, I saw your memorial for Emma A. Edwards (#37051169). I believe the marriage document you referenced is correct. Emma was the younger sister of my great-great-grandmother, Jane Elizabeth West. Their parents were Ira E. West and Louisa Caswell. I think Emma was born in Lewiston, Niagara, New York. Emma gave a deposition in Lake County, Illinois on Nov. 21, 1873 to support her parents' application for a pension based on the Civil War service of Emma's older brother, John Q.A. West, who died of typhoid fever in Washington, DC in 1862 while in the Union army.
Added by Steve Laurette on Aug 23, 2017 2:32 PM
Rowena Thurston
Sorry, I don't have a marriage date for Rowena.
Added by Saratoga on Aug 17, 2017 3:40 AM
Thank you for transferring Jo Ann Burns.
Added by Colonel on Jul 31, 2017 10:05 PM
deanna french
RE: FAG 8593516 John Sylvester Pratt
Thanks so much for permission to use your photo. I do not have all my genealogy folders here, but I do have one Thomas Adams. What comes to mind is he was the son of James H. and Susanna Adams, and was born in Johnson,Vermont. His mother died when he was very young, and the father took him to New Hampshire,where he had grown children that would help raise him. I don't recall his wife's name, only that he left Vermont, went to Pennsylvania and later to Ohio. He was a railroad worker..If I can locate my Adams file, I'll see what else I may have on him,but don't believe it's much more.My Adams line descends from Henry Adams and Edith Squire Adams that came to Massachusetts, from England, in 1629. Is that your line?
Added by deanna french on Jul 30, 2017 4:45 PM
kathleen garrett
James Houseman
His third wife was Anna Schwartz born Oct 1876 Morton Grove, Cook, Illinois father: Fred Schwartz mother: Alvina C. Her first husband was William McCleod (McCloud) born Sep 1878 b.Canada
son James Willis McCleod b. 11 Feb 1897 Illinois; son Walter McCleod b. Jun 1899 Illinois
1910 Waukegan ward 1, Lake, Illinois ED 111 sheet 23 A family 442 April 28, 1910
James Hausman head 38 m-3 1 yr Holdand Holland Holland 1890 Na cal inspector/railroad
Anna Hausman wife 35 m-2 1 yr 2 ch 1 living Illinois Illinois Illinois
Emily Hausman dau 7 single Illinois Holland Germany
Willis McCloud step son 12 single Illinois Canada Illinois
Hope this helps you
Added by kathleen garrett on Jul 10, 2017 8:34 AM
Connie Rifenburg
RE: Here is the list of Neals to transfer pls
59677525 John B(enjamin)add pls Neal
The birth and death date on his parent's headstone listing all 12 of the children of Henry Neal and Elizabeth Jerome Neal is: Feb 27 1841 - Apr 27 1921. Those are the dates I believe are true.

There are two John B. Neal Duplicates: 34942948 (yours) ccreated on 3/18/09 and 59677525 which was created by CPR on 10/6/2010.

Since your memorial is the earliest, the one created by CPR should be merged with yours or deleted.

I am finding many duplicates of the Neals and trying to link them together between the Parent's headstone, and the personal headstone of each child and their wife/husband.

If you have a better idea to link these 12 children to both headstones, please let me know because the way it is now, only some have two memorials.

John Benjamin Neal was married to Mary Louise Close and their headstones are shown on a photo of their headstones as well as their young son, Evan, and "Kittie Neal" but even that is wrong. It lists Kittie Neal as died 1879 and she was born 1879. She also has a duplicate memorial under her married name of Kathryn Neal Sheridan *Kittie
I hope I'm explaining this well enough. Thanks
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Jun 15, 2017 8:34 AM
Connie Rifenburg
Here is the list of Neals to transfer pls
There are duplicates of the Neal persons that need to be combined into yours since yours is an earlier date. Some have photos, etc.
Those are:

I'm sorry for the long list, but since all of these are related by the 12 children from Henry Neal and Elizabeth Jerome, any changes to the files would be easier to make if you transfer them over to me.

Thank you,
Connie Rifenburg
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Jun 12, 2017 7:30 AM
Connie Rifenburg
RE: 34942948
I have made changes to many of the Neal family that you manage. You should have received many of those change individually. If you still need me to send a complete list, I will try to look up each one for you. Thank you
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Jun 12, 2017 6:24 AM
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