"If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862
2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.
Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.
Origins of Companies A,C,D,K---Mason Co. B---Fulton and Mason Co. E---Menard Co. F---Tazewell and Woodford Co. G---Fulton and Schuyler Co. H,I---Fulton Co. ****** September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans. *****
2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries. ****** 2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion ******
Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.
I enjoy taking and posting photos.
Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.
I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.
I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to Ancestry.com :)
*** MEMORIAL OF THE MONTH: Bert Stuart Odle Please take a look at this little guy's memorial . I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery. Bert Stuart Odle .
RE: Wilds Hello Debra. Very glad to help. Just finished adding the photos and death certificates. You may want to read the caption for Anna Elizabeth Mullin Wilds' death certificate - they got her father's name wrong and I added the Find A Grave links to them.
Samuel Ernest Dyson Samuel Ernest and Ruby Corrine Newingham Dyson were my grandparents and had more children than listed. My mother was a child of their's. My mom's name was Ruby Ernestine Dyson Ingram. She was born in Springfield, IL on October 23, 1923 and died in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL on February 6, 1993. She is buried in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL. She married William Raleigh Ingram b. Feb 12, 1923 Lynchburg, Mason Co., IL and d. May 24, 1995 Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL