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Ann (#46964942)
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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. 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.

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Tim Allen
RE: Vida Savage 112373238


Added by Tim Allen on Apr 07, 2017 8:58 AM
Hi Ann,
Would you be kind enough to transfer Lyda Bell Wright? Her real name was Eliza Jane Bell and Lidah was her nickname.

Chris Bell
Added by CHRISTOPHER BELL on Apr 04, 2017 7:23 PM
Joyce Gilb Bucci
Frank E. Mott Transfer
That was fast! Thanks so much!
Added by Joyce Gilb Bucci on Mar 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Thank you
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.

Regards, Pam
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:45 AM
transfer request
75600620 her son
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:36 AM
transfer request
and 75600624 her husband as well
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:31 AM
transger request
HEllo Ann,

Thank you for all your work. Could you please transfer 75600623 to me.
She is the oldest daughter of my great great grandfather Thomas LLoyd. Regards, Pam
Added by Pam on Mar 26, 2017 9:30 AM
Transfer Request
Ann, would you be able to transfer 25711783 & 25711784 to me.. Milners were my Great grandparents on my fathers side. I just came across a lot of Joseph Milner's Civil War Papers and will be making a number of updates soon.. Thanks, Dan
Added by WDH on Mar 22, 2017 7:09 PM
Edits 75600521
Thanks Ann, I was able to add her mother properly.
Added by FranA on Mar 16, 2017 6:11 PM
Annie Ida Tuttle 75600521
Hi Ann, I just submitted maiden name, birth date and place, and parents Anson Thomas and Sarah Preston as Edits. But I think one of the numbers may not connect. Please message me if there seems something wrong. My grandfather's sister.
Thank you, Fran
Added by FranA on Mar 16, 2017 5:36 PM
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