J. Edward Ross

Member for
12 years · 11 months ·
Find a Grave ID


Updated May 2, 2022

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (ALNC)
, Elwood, Will Co., Illinois...

The following are the currently active burial sections at ALNC. These sections were opened for interments on the dates listed...

...for Cremated Remains:
1) Columbarium 8, Wall 5, opened November of 2021
2) Section 13A, opened February of 2020

...for Casketed Remains:
1) Section 19, opened February 2019

...and of course, Spouses and other Dependents are still being interred in all Sections and in all Columbariums.

Note: When the gravesites in the above sections/walls are made presentable with sod and engraved marker stones or niche covers, I'll upload gravesite photographs for these Sections.

Thank you for your patience.

Information - where it belongs...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, birth certificates, marriage licenses, remembrance cards, etc.).

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Forward the information using the "Suggest Edits" tab. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

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Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

My Photos...

Please respect my copyrighted photographs. Do not alter my photographs and re-post them. They are for your personal use in an unaltered state only. Do NOT attempt to sell them, or otherwise profit from their use without written permission...

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling fee" or "re-imbursement fee" or "printing fee" to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

About me...

I graduated from Freeport Area High School, PA in 1971 and spent the next year at a technical college in Columbus, OH.

I received my physical notice from the draft board in the spring of 1972 and in August that year I followed in my father's footsteps, joining the US Navy [he put in 24 years before retiring as a Master Chief Communications Technician (CTCM) in July of 1969]. I spent 8 years as a submarine qualified nuclear electrician on both Fast Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines. In October 1980 I was honorably discharged as an EM1(SS).

I spent the next 28 years working in the civilian nuclear power industry in Ohio and Illinois. Most of that time in the training department as a Senior Reactor Operator License Training Instructor for both Initial Training and Continued Training students.

I retired in August of 2008 after 36 years working in the nuclear power field. My wife retired from the medical field in August 2015.

Currently, we are both still retired and live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55.

We spent the last several winters camping in Mesa, Arizona. We plan to continue snow-birding in the southwest, in our 5th-wheel camper. I haven't shoveled snow in 7 winters; YAHOO!

I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing). My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

My family tree has limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and even California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider some unreasonable photo requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card;

"Have Camera, Will Travel"


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