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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 11 days
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Bio Photo 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.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle #35280340
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (67)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (50)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (72)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (62)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (74)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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Messages left for Debra (391)[Leave Message]
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
I hope it's okay that I transferred all the Woodford Co Nellingers I had made memorials for over to you. I figure you must be related and I am not. Cheers.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Aug 30, 2014 8:24 AM
Babb Memorials
Hi, Debra
Yes, I would like to manage the Babb's memorials.
Thank you so much, Nancy Cornwell Booth
Added by Harmony on Aug 28, 2014 2:50 PM
Thanks for adding the memorials for Clarence and Nellie, and mostly for the headstone pic's for the Boyer memorials !!
Added by Cyndi on Aug 26, 2014 12:55 PM
George Hibben
David Cumming bio
Hi Debra - thanks so much for adding the bio to David Cumming's memorial.
Added by George Hibben on Aug 25, 2014 5:45 PM
Stephen Barneby
Walter Gorsline
Thanks very much for the information about Walter Gorsline. I've deleted his duplicate memorial and updated the bio information you provided.
Added by Stephen Barneby on Aug 23, 2014 6:51 AM
Phillip Plotz, M.D.
Photos of Lecal's marker
It looks like you had to do a bit of work to find his marker. Thanks for doing it. It is an unusual looking marker. Is it metal? And the way they spaced the name apart is strange isn't it. Well at least he has a marker. Thanks again for you efforts on his behalf.


Added by Phillip Plotz, M.D. on Aug 21, 2014 4:28 PM
Stephen Cantrell
Kingston Mine Cemetery
Thanks Debra for all of the good headstone photos! You're the best!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Aug 14, 2014 3:39 PM
Memorial of the month
I really enjoyed your memorial of the month Deb :) Shocking, different, and kinda cute in an...abstract way
Added by Katie on Aug 13, 2014 4:27 AM
cindy hall
Sarah Bull Taylor
Thanks Debra!
Added by cindy hall on Aug 08, 2014 5:11 PM
B Sterosky
Kneeland Barnett
Thank you for photographing and uploading the Barnett gravestone. I appreciate your willingness, time and effort.
Added by B Sterosky on Aug 07, 2014 4:50 AM
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