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Debbie B (#47274612)
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Bio Photo A longtime interest in genealogy and cemeteries paired with a fascination (alright, obsession) with local history brought me to Find A Grave. Wandering around cemeteries, researching and connecting the dots are the best aspects of genealogy for me. I'm also drawn to the design and typography of headstones--faux bois and Art Nouveau styles are my favorites. And sometimes a stone with the light hitting it just right demands to have its picture taken.

All information I've posted is in the public domain or has been submitted by another member (and some sources have wrong data), but if you'd like to have it removed or changed--or if I've made a wrong intuitive leap, please let me know. Likewise, feel free to contact me to have a relative transferred. If you reuse one of my photos, I would love to hear from you, but in any case, please attribute it. Unhelpful messages from people without a F-A-G account will not be responded to.
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La Fontaine-Sheahan
Debbie, Sorry, he said he does not have any old photos of the Sheahan family. Judy
Added by Judy on Mar 21, 2017 9:01 PM
La Fontaine-Mt. Carmel
Debbie, We recently where asked by a friend to try to find the grave of his Aunt and Uncle, Classen and Virginia Rieger. It turned out that we had already found it in Oct 2015. His grandmother is Hilda La Fountaine Sheahan. As a result I started researching the name La Fountaine and looking for the grave sites at Mt. Carmel. The burial record on the machine indicates Louis (spelled Lewis on machine) is buried at Calvary, but who knows, he may have been moved to Mt. Carmel. One of these days when I am over at the cemetery I will ask who all is buried at the site L that only has the name La Fouintaine. Judy
Added by Judy on Mar 20, 2017 7:48 PM
RE: Ellen Hall at Forest Home Cemetery
Yes, I have been to the Oak Park Historical Society as well, but their hours can be restrictive. The last time I was there I could only come for four hours because no one was available to watch the research room in the morning. The Newberry Library has more hours per day, and it is more comfortable, but it takes longer to get there and back. They both have the exact same microfilm (five rolls - 2 Waldheim German, 3 Forest Home).

Did you mean to say the info is organized by date (instead of section)? Or are we looking at different parts of their collection?
Added by Ace on Feb 27, 2017 2:32 AM
Ellen Hall at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! Do you know where this grave was located in the cemetery?

Also, here is the obituary that I found.

"DAVIS - Mrs. Ellen Davis, aged 82, widow of Dr. Joshua E. Davis, formerly of Gibson City, Ill., Saturday, Dec. 10. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p. m., from residence of son, 840 S. Taylor-av., Oak Park. Burial at Forest Home Cemetery." Source: Chicago Daily Tribune, December 13, 1910, Page 20

Thanks for your help! Ace
Added by Ace on Feb 26, 2017 3:01 AM
Carson WIltsie and Mr. Hall
You are so right that they both bring children to the marriages. Just found out/realized thru investigations.
I have no names or birthdates of any of the children involved btw the 2 men.
I am involved through Emerette Wiltsie who was my maternal grandmother's g-grandmother so that makes Emerette...??? My 4th g-grandmother???
Lessee...Carson and Emerette had Gracie who had Marian who had my mom.
Added by Carol on Feb 22, 2017 5:40 PM
Melanie Howe
Bertha Hannah obit
Thanks for Bertha's obituary. I finally got it posted! Thanks again!
Added by Melanie Howe on Feb 21, 2017 6:23 PM
Michelle Meunier
RE: Anna Dorothea Ehrensing Dennison Schneider
Yes please, I would be very interested in having her memorial transferred to me.

Thank you!

Added by Michelle Meunier on Feb 20, 2017 12:47 PM
Kathie Myambo
RE: Margaret Hurley at St. Catherine of Siena
Hi Debbie, I am glad I was able to do this for you if you are a relative of Margaretís I would like to make a cross and put her name and date of death and put it on her plot if that is ok with you.It wouldn't be until spring or summer because the weather is very rainy right now and I need time to make the cross.
Take care
Added by Kathie Myambo on Feb 18, 2017 12:17 PM
Stacey Shaw
Charles Matthews
Thanks for sending his obit. It was just added to his memorial.
Added by Stacey Shaw on Feb 14, 2017 7:51 PM
Bob Gaudio
RE: Wayne Clark photo
OK. I might have a look.

Added by Bob Gaudio on Feb 14, 2017 3:18 PM
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