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Lynn (#47138895)
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Bio Photo One of the best features of Find A Grave is that it provides a forum where years of genealogical research can be shared with others. Please let me know if you have additional biographical or statistical information for any of my memorials, as it is always welcome. The wealth of knowledge that others have sent to me through Find A Grave is astounding.

If you are aware of links for parents and/or spouses that I have not yet added, I would appreciate it if you would use the edit tab to leave the name and memorial number of the person or people who should be linked.

Thanks to all those who have generously shared your family stories and beautiful photos with me. I sincerely appreciate being allowed to add them to the memorials for your loved ones. The pictures and studio portraits that for years have been carefully preserved in family photo albums, add such a wonderful dimension to Find A Grave. They help create a memorial tribute that is all the more special and meaningful.

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Bulk surname transfers will not be considered under any circumstances.

Unless otherwise noted, all bios on my memorials were researched and written by me. Post-1922 verbatim obituaries have not been included in order to avoid copyright violations.

I have put a lot of time and effort into my memorials on Find A Grave. I strive to make sure that the information on them is as accurate as possible, but I am realistic and know that mistakes do happen. Please use the edit tab to leave a message regarding any errors or omissions that need to be corrected.

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13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: Clara Trampe Nash
You're very welcome. Glad I could help. Regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Apr 19, 2017 9:01 AM
Carl August McGee
Lynn I think you might have Carl August McGee buried in 2 different cemeteries 1 St Barbara Batchtown Calhoun ILL mem# 60440000 and 2 Hardin Cem Hardin Calhoun ILL would you mind to check and see which one is correct.
Thanks Betty Parks
Added by bmparks on Apr 13, 2017 2:16 AM
Michele Bailey Brady
Obituary for Frank's father, William C. Geske:
Big hug & thank you to all that you do. I see a lot of your work and it is much appreciated. Thank you again Michele Bailey Brady
Added by Michele Bailey Brady on Apr 12, 2017 3:50 PM
Lea Nall-Williams
Memorial for Martha Jane Reeves Presley
Thank you so much for the memorial you created on the above and the research you have done. Many Blessings to you and you have helped so much.

Lea Ann Nall Williams. You have inspired me to do a better job with my recordings.
Added by Lea Nall-Williams on Apr 10, 2017 2:27 PM
William Besaw
RE: Location of Deer Plain Cemetery
Thanks for all your help
Added by William Besaw on Mar 23, 2017 8:30 AM
William Besaw
Location of Deer Plain Cemetery

I see you took the picture of Deer Plain Cemetery, Deer Plain Rd, Grafton, Calhoun County,IL

Is it located in the trees to the east of the southeast end of Deer Plain Road (east of the junction of Deer Plain Road & Meyer Ln)?

Added by William Besaw on Mar 22, 2017 5:41 PM
Updates and Information
Hi Lynn!

I wanted to thank you for all of the updates and information you have sent and tell you how much I appreciate your willingness to share. It is such a joy to be able to fill in some of the gaps on our family.

Added by WDK on Mar 22, 2017 11:19 AM
Ellen Eich
Thank you...
... for your updates to the Gotsch/Vorderstrasse/Poggemoeller families. I copied some of the entries a few years ago. You have obviously done research at Salem Black Jack for baptisms, etc. Your format for information is very helpful. Excellent work!
Added by Ellen Eich on Mar 21, 2017 2:48 PM
Tony Allegra
RE: William Porter (#143719516)

I 100% agree with keeping the McDaniels linked as Mary Elizabeth's parents. Even though the Woolleys are her biological parents, the leading events of Susan's commitment happened when she was only 10 months old.

For all purposes the McDaniels would be the only family that she would have known. I will update Susan's memorial to include a link in the bio to Mary Elizabeth's page.

I haven't confirmed yet, but I may be making another trip to Ohio in May. If I do, I will definitely head to New Straitsville to see if I can find William's stone.

I'll be in touch if I learn anything new and will be sure to keep you posted if I find out anything about GG Grandpa Jeff.

Added by Tony Allegra on Mar 10, 2017 8:07 AM
Tony Allegra
William Porter (#143719516)

I've found a copy of William Porter's death certificate. Evidence this week surfaced on Susan and Mary Catharine Miller's mother which led me back on the hunt for what happened to this family.

William died May 30th, 1934 in Columbus. He was buried at New Straitsville on June 1st.

I can send a copy of the death certificate or add it as a photo to the memorial, but wanted to run it by you.

I still haven't found out what happened to Susan's husband Jefferson Wooley, but I'm hopeful that every stone I turn over leads me that much closer to him.

Hope all is well.

Added by Tony Allegra on Mar 09, 2017 4:39 PM
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