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Ann (#46964942)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Stories of my Illinois ancestors were shared with me by my great grandmother Grace Ellen Smith Scanlon at an early age and this sparked a deep interest in genealogy and learning more about my heritage. After many years of library and Internet research I decided to visit the areas where my Smith, Rowland, and Wilkerson ancestors once lived. I've now made several trips to Illinois, and over the course of these visits have developed an interest in documenting cemeteries. My main focus is on abandoned family farm and small community cemeteries that are difficult to locate and are in the greatest need of being recorded. I continue to research at home and assist others on the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Illinois website. I've also traveled to Otsego County, New York and Pittsylvania County, Virginia to research my other family lines and perform cemetery readings.

My experiences visiting and documenting abandoned cemeteries in Illinois ultimately led me to return to school and earn a master's degree in archaeology. As part of my master's thesis I researched how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster have been memorialized. I am thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. who helped me locate and photograph the grave of each flood victim so they are not forgotten. This research continues. Join our discussions in the FB group "St. Francis Dam Archaeology".

I do my best to provide complete and accurate information in all my postings. Corrections are encouraged! I will gladly transfer memorials to family and I am happy share my photographs, but please give proper credit: "Ann Stoddard, Find A Grave #46964942". If I have offended anyone by adding their loved ones to the site please let me know and I will promptly remove the memorial.

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R. Jeanne Moran
Ernest McClure Transfer
Words [nearly] fail me. I am thrilled. Many thanks. Jeanne
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on Oct 13, 2017 2:35 PM
Willie Manuel # 75599414
I would love to manage this memorial so I can put his wife and parents, etc.. He is not related. I could send you the info. if you prefer. Thank You for all the great work your doing. Chanavee # 46922001
Added by Chanavee on Oct 12, 2017 9:22 AM
Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler
RE: Myrna Ruth McKanna Enyeart
Thank you for taking care of it so fast. Have a wonderful day.
Added by Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler on Sep 13, 2017 2:20 PM
Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler
Myrna Ruth McKanna Enyeart
Memorial #626187 Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, San Diego.

I noticed you have posted pictures to my mothers memorial and I would like to tell you that you have mistakenly attached a photo to her site for a person named: Loren Franklin Salter. My mothers husband is William Francis Enyeart - who is still alive today. Also, someone has added the information "TEC 5, US Army". My stepfather served in the US Navy.

Hopefully, you will be able to correct this for me.

Sincerely, Lynn Wonsetler
Added by Lynn Hathaway Wonsetler on Sep 13, 2017 11:43 AM
Marsha Liston Bradshaw
RE: Lapp transfer
Hi Ann and thanks for the heads up regarding Cass Cemetery. And a big thank you to you for getting in there when you did and taking those precious to have. I had found Hannah's husband buried in Cincinnati and sent my uncle to visit the cemetery. He came back and said no Hannah there. Then I found your Find A Grave memorial for Hannah! She must have been visiting her daughter and son on a farm near Raymond when she died and they just buried her there.

I was just at Wares Grove Cemetery...beautiful...and very close to Cass. I'll work on it.

Thanks again
Added by Marsha Liston Bradshaw on Sep 11, 2017 5:42 PM
Lee in Wisconsin
RE: William Creecy FAG#35988248
Thank you for checking.
Added by Lee in Wisconsin on Sep 11, 2017 11:56 AM
Marsha Liston Bradshaw
Lapp transfer
Thank you Ann... much appreciated.

I would like to visit this cemetery and find her grave. Could you tell me how you got there. Is there a board member or sexton for this cemetery? I understand it's located on private property.
Added by Marsha Liston Bradshaw on Sep 11, 2017 10:01 AM
Marsha Liston Bradshaw
Transfer Request
Hi Ann and thank you for your work on Find A Grave. I hope you will do me the favor of transferring my 2 great grandmother to me.

Hannah Berrie Lapp # 53268069

Thank you,
Marsha Liston Bradshaw
Added by Marsha Liston Bradshaw on Sep 11, 2017 4:34 AM
Lee in Wisconsin
William Creecy FAG#35988248
Hi Ann,
Thanks for all you do on Find A Grave & your research. I'm trying to find out Mary Ann Thompson Creecy parents names & other info. William & Mary Ann's daughter Eliza Jane Creecy Lowe is a relative. Would it be possible to find Mary Ann's obit Feb 1884 in the Raymond Independent newspaper? OR William & Mary Ann's marriage record? It seems that Marjorie Bailey found this info; do you work with Marjorie on this? I live in north central Wisconsin & it is very difficult to find someone who is in Montgomery County, IL that could assist with this. My direct email is:
Thanks for any help & I'm willing to do lookups for you here in Wisconsin.
Added by Lee in Wisconsin on Aug 17, 2017 11:07 AM
Rose Henry
Transfer request
Please transfer Mary Burgess, John Burgess, and John Burns to me. They are my grandparents and great uncle. Additional info needs added.
Added by Rose Henry on Jul 11, 2017 6:24 AM
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