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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. Although it has been a few years since I have visited these places in person, I continue to research at home and help fellow researchers on the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Illinois website. |
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.
I can be contacted at email@example.com
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|Ben Martinez||Di Lorenzo|
Ann, thank you for the transfer.
|Nancy J. Miller||RE: Transfer|
Thank you - Nancy Miller
|Susan Merrell||Jean Ernestine Morales|
THANK YOU so much for documenting this grave. I have been looking for it for years. I have been to the cemetary and they told me no record, but that was years ago. I know it had to be there because my mother and aunt remembering visiting it as a child. Thanks again
|Nancy J. Miller||Transfer|
Hi Ann, would you please transfer Anthony Poggenpohl 51614377 and Elizabeth Hendricks Poggenpohl 51614344 to me? They are my great grandparents. Thank you, Nancy Miller 46973916
|Tim Allen||RE: Vida Savage 112373238|
Would you be kind enough to transfer Lyda Bell Wright? Her real name was Eliza Jane Bell and Lidah was her nickname.
|Joyce Gilb Bucci||Frank E. Mott Transfer|
That was fast! Thanks so much!
Thank you Ann.
I do not see any other's at the current time. I do not find her son Charles L 1869 to 1908. I'll contact the cemetery next week. I'm trying to get all the graves for family linked as well as linking everyone on ancestry.
God has blessed me with your work. God bless you this day.
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:45 AM
75600620 her son
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:36 AM
and 75600624 her husband as well
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:31 AM
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