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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo "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 :)

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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1881 Woolner Explosion (8)
85th IIL Infantry Co D (71)
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Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Earl Naylor
Thank you for the photo and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Jun 25, 2016 2:25 PM
They're Not Alone
Jesse Montgomery
I remember looking for a jesse a couple years ago in this same cemetery. There was some confusion on the names and weren't listed under correct names because of it. However it was noted that one of them did not have a marker. I was just wondering by chance if this might be the same jesse by a different last name. Is this a woman you are looking for? Are they related to or married into the jesse pound family?
Added by They're Not Alone on Jun 25, 2016 2:10 PM
RE: Eli Bell
Hi Debra, I'm sorry, please refresh my memory. What was the original message about? Your memorial for the Eli Bell I am interested in says he is buried at the Old Concord Cemetery in Menard County, Find A Grave Memorial# 28596159. I am confused. Would appreciate any help. Thank you, Jean
Added by JeanR on Jun 21, 2016 8:04 AM
Lonnie Schopen
My 3rd Great Grandfather Hug McHugh
Thank You so much for posting a picture of my 3rd Great Grandfather Hugh McHugh who was laid to rest in Independence, Ks. If it would have been for the picture I would have never found it. You have also posted some information about his first wife Nancy, again thank you. I have been having a heck of a time finding anything on her and her life with Hugh.
Thank yo again for all of your hard work and devotion!

Added by Lonnie Schopen on Jun 06, 2016 4:35 PM
Transfer Bertha Beck
Hi Debra!

Thanks so much for transferring Bertha Beck's Memorial to me. I will honor and tend it well. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!

Warm Regards,
Jody Thompson McDonald
Added by jmtho1501 on May 31, 2016 12:26 AM
RE: Johnny Dant
You are welcome. I read that cemetery in 1994 and his marker was listed so I knew there had been one. I went out and checked and found his marker laying face down. Glad I was able to find it for you.
Added by gravehunter on May 29, 2016 2:02 PM
Annabelle ONeill
Harrington J. Humphrey
Debra - Thank you so much for the great photo of this gravesite as well al the one form his first wife, Mollie Warner Humphrey. You've also done a wonderful job connecting up his family. Thank you so much! - Annabelle
Added by Annabelle ONeill on May 13, 2016 6:48 PM
RE: Mary Feinholz Prince #152041863
Hi Debra,
Just to update you about Mary. I have found out quite a lot about her. She did divorce her first husband due to his inability to cope with going blind (accident). She met Prince and her family must have been very supportive (her dad and step-mother were the witnesses at her marriage).
I still have some questions to clear up, but Mary died from liver cancer at age sad.
I am following her husband Charles Prince. Seems he married a 3rd time. He out lived 3 wives!

Thank you for finding the connection. It has opened so many doors.

All the Best!
Added by J S on May 04, 2016 7:59 PM
Carolyn Ellis
William & Harriet Trowbridge Ford
Thanks for getting these photos for me. I do appreciate all the volunteers do to get pictures for all us genealogists.
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Apr 24, 2016 6:31 AM
Bill Bloom
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.
Added by Bill Bloom on Apr 15, 2016 8:39 AM
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