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"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
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler 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 .
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Thanks for processing John Ditewig's edits.
Added by Ann M on Feb 10, 2016 1:25 PM
|MidwestMom||Chatsworth train wreck|
Would you like to add Find A Grave Memorial# 54988580 to your list of victims of the wreck? Thanks, Pam
|cindy hall||Gracie Taylor|
Thank you for the info about Gracie and the transfer of her memorial.
|Ceme-Terry Photographer||Ethel Bock|
Debra, greetings. Thank you for the info on Debra. I have added it and he page updated. I welcome any and all additional info you may have. ~ Terry
|jmtho1501||Transfer of McNeil Memorials|
Thanks so much Debra! I will take good care of them. I so appreciate you many valuable contribution to Find A Grave!
|Gina||Isaac Smith Houghton, III|
Thanks for Isaac's parents - links made.
Sorry if you receive a 'no change' email, my internet is wacky today.
Added by Gina on Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM
|Lon Mason||Herron Family photos|
Thanks so much for the Herron Family tombstone photos from the Springdale Cemetery. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
|Ellen Tarr||RE: Baby Edwards # 141255378|
Thank you! My grandmother had thought the stillbirth was a boy, so I wanted to check. I appreciate the quick reply!
|Barbara Stein||RE: Copperas Creek Cemetery|
It is too bad that the landowner, who was a church trustee, destroyed this church cemetery. I would still like to know where all of the stones have gone. Have a good Christmas!
|Rita Ogron||RE: George & Florence Tawzer|
Hey Debra- I have no need to manage these memorials. Keep them or transfer them. The important thing is to have them for descendants to find. The people are not my direct line. I have a couple dozen photos for these folks because back in 2012 I got a message thru Ancestry from a man who had noted a bunch of old photos belonging to Tawzer-Switzer in an antiques store in IL and thought it a shame that the photos would be bought by non-family. He noted that I had a lot of Tawzer and Switzer family members on my tree and wondered if I would be interested in them.
Originally there were over 50 photos but by the time I was contacted half had been sold to collectors of old pictures. I bought the rest. None are direct line ancestors but I wanted to keep them together and post them on my tree and Find A Grave for descendants to discover.
I will always be sorry that half the photos were lost to me.
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