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Becky Jacobs (#46859466)
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Bio Photo Becky Jacobs graduated from Elgin High School. 7 generations of my family is buried in the Prospect Cemetery. (Live in Abilene, TX since 1977). I have worked on genealogy research for 42 years and just completed my 19th family history book. I published "The Scrapbook of Prospect Ohio Pioneers" in 1988 from clippings from my Great Grandmother Rebecca Jane Bevis Hedges of whom I was named. My dad, Carl L. Jacobs was a Prospect township trustee. My great grandfather Stephen Bingham McWherter was the Sexton at the cemetery from 1921 until his death in 1923.I have checked these records against death and census records. Over 8500 obits from my cousin Sarah Longnecker Reichardt's scrapbooks, she gave me years ago along with obits from the Prospect Monitor, Richwood Gazette and Marysville Journal Tribune obits will be added as time permits. Thanks to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood in helping me to honor those that have gone before.

My dad, Carl also served as a trustee at the York Cemetery in Union County, Ohio. I went to Byhalia-York from 1st to 8th grade before moving to Prospect. May 19 2011 permission was granted from Leona & David Gustafson to use their pictures of the York Cemetery. This has added greatly to the memorials. Thank you Leona & David for your years of taking these beautiful pictures, we know the families will appreciate them. We are all working toward the same cause to
preserve the family.

In 1991 my friend Sherry Bowen Barger helped me copy the old cemetery record books. Sep 2011 classmates Larry Osborn & wife Norma and Terry Redmon helped take 4800 pictures of tombstones. Cousins Sylvia Bevis Harmon & Jean Bevis Clingenpeel shared copies of obit for this cemetery.

Jim Issler is helping me on this project. He has gave me files for 1923-1949 that I have edited

Ralph Issler (Jim's dad) is Superintendent at the cemetery since 1988 and we appreciate the great job he does.

My goal on Find A Grave is to link families together NOT to just add names. I have spent 1000's of hours looking up birth,marriage and death records to have the record as accurate as possible.
that is underscore NOT a dash

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Susan DuBar
Thank you
Added by Susan DuBar on Sep 19, 2017 11:58 AM
RE: Brucker

Hi, Becky. Thanks for answering.

I had just thought, if both women were actually the SAME person (with different spelling of the surname), then the two Memorials could/should be merged somehow ... ?

I don't know how that would work, though. :-(

- Jeannie
Added by JHFleck on Sep 11, 2017 12:20 PM
Nancy B
RE: Hazel Herbert & Mabel Waddell
I was afraid of that and have been unable to find the parents' find a grave numbers. Is it possible to just add a note to each memorial? Thank you, Becky.

Added by Nancy B on Jul 13, 2017 7:40 PM
susan j. mcginnis
Swaney Family
Are you related to the Swaneys in your Find a Grave Memorials? If so, are you related to the Swaney family from Washington County, Ohio, William and Mackey Starkey Swaney. If you are not; do you know of anyone I could exchange information with about this family? My e-mail is

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you either way.
Regards, Susan
Added by susan j. mcginnis on Jul 13, 2017 5:57 PM
j shrodek
jasper yeoman
hello, i'm sorry I didn't think to add the number
memorial number: 139993973
thank you, joy
Added by j shrodek on Jun 24, 2017 6:26 PM
inverted birth year
Willard's birth year should be 1867, not 1876.
I think this was a typo. Willard's age in the obit is correct, 79 years. Willard's brother John was a close 1st cousin to my grandmother Pond.
Am still wondering where Willard's father William and mother Chole are buried.
Added by richardcoffing on Jun 02, 2017 11:56 AM
Rose Marie
Ruth Britton
Were you able to find out if Ruth was I the Army?
The marker at cemetery is for her husband Gene Britton , no military marker for was found for her.
Added by Rose Marie on Apr 21, 2017 11:52 AM
RE: Roy Buyer
Sorry, Becky, I'll be more careful next time.
Added by Leona on Apr 18, 2017 5:20 AM
Tim Barnes
RE: Ben Houseworth
Added by Tim Barnes on Jun 12, 2016 9:03 PM
Susie Simon
RE: Created by: Becky Jacobs Record added: Jun 04, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 70839685
Thank You. Kept looking for death and found none.
Added by Susie Simon on Jun 07, 2016 10:45 AM
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