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Jim Craig (#46551563)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Remember - there is a story under every tombstone. I am working to see that these people are not forgotten.

As one of my fellow gravers put it: "Eat, Sleep, Genealogy, Find A Grave".

NOTE: I give my blanket permission for any of the photographs I have taken on Find A Grave to be used for any non-commercial purpose.
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Kathryn Wagner
RE: Using
Hey Jim - I sent you an email about my wonderful adventures and reading MOST of your wonderful blog posts. Thank you so much for steering me to your site. It truly is GREAT ... look for the email .. smiley6338
Take care ... and keep up all that great investigative work. You are so good at what you do - showing pictures of where folks used to live - documents etc! Bravo!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Mar 25, 2015 11:11 AM
RE: Bernard Hoeft
Jim, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I'm still trying to find info on this family. He was married (1st husband) of my Aunt who later married my Dad's older brother. They had a daughter I'd like to meet. Anyway Bernard Died Hines VA Hospital, Congestive heart failure, brought on by rheumatic heart disease and mitral valve stenosis. Hope this answers the question you'd had. Thanks
Added by Lin on Mar 20, 2015 7:01 PM
Kathryn Wagner
RE: Gages @ Rosehill
That mausoleum that Mr. Lightfoot built was INCREDIBLE! I was in such awe of all the marble and light fixtures. A huge WOW on that one. I was wondering why the U's looked like V's in the plaque for th mausoleum. Any ideas? I will surely look and read the others blogs soon. Thank you again so much! I just love reading about those places. If I ever get to the Chicago area for a visit ... I can see that there are MANY SIGHTS to see. God bless!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Mar 20, 2015 12:06 PM
Kathryn Wagner
RE: Gages @ Rosehill
I loved the blog about Eli Gage ... and his family. Bless his heart! Surely there was more to that story ... as the clerk said he was "happy" at 3 and dead at 3:30. I also loved the story about Street Lightfoot. Great blogs! I will surely re-visit and read more of your wonderful historical stories. Thank you so much for sharing them with me. God bless!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Mar 20, 2015 11:15 AM
Otto Sprenger
Nicholas DuBach #143859812
Jim, I created a memorial for Nicholas DuBach, his son James was married to Hazel Deehan, granddaughter of my great grandparents. There wasn't a memorial for Nicholas, I added one, found your bio for him and was taking some info for Find A Grave. But now that I have found you I was wondering if you would like a transfer and complete it, give you a credit. You really did a fantastic job and I would like to know your thoughts. Thanks, Otto
Added by Otto Sprenger on Mar 19, 2015 9:35 PM
Kathryn Wagner
RE: Gages @ Rosehill
I would love to read it. I loved your pun, and I'm sure that I would think I had died and gone to Heaven ... for sure visiting Rose Hill. It's a shame that the managers have forbidden anyone taking pictures. That is horrible. People build those HUGE monuments for themselves and their family, BECAUSE they WANT the world to know who they were, etc. What a shame to not be able to share that with a wonderful place like Find A Grave. What a shame indeed! Looking forward to your blog about Eli Gage ... yet which one was it? Was it Eli - the son of Lyman ... or Eli ... the father of Lyman? I'll be anxious to read about either of them. Thanks! God bless!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Mar 16, 2015 5:19 PM
Kathryn Wagner
RE: Gages @ Rosehill
I'm so glad that I hadn't mis-read something. I have been working on the Torjusons ... here in Montana ... and Lela Tallon Torjuson married John W. Gage (son of Eli A. Gage - son of Lyman Gage - Sec of Treas). I learned much history from this family ... and was so saddened reading Eli's obit. How tragic. That cemetery in Chicago must be SOMETHING ELSE ! I'd love seeing it someday. Anyway - I have done the same - approved edits and did not notice the exact dates or names ... so I understand. I figured that is exactly what happened. Take care... God bless.
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Mar 16, 2015 1:55 PM
Russ C
Thank you for photos
I can't recall ever seeing that a cemetery was 100% photographed so it's a big deal to see that for Villa Redeemer Monastery Cemetery. Even small ones cemeteries never seem to reach that special rating.

Thanks a bunch,

Added by Russ C on Mar 04, 2015 7:19 PM
Bob Spurlock
Anytime you have time or the inclination, I would be so happy to hear any stories you feel like sharing about him. Stories bring these people to life, and I know very little about him, except what I have found on Ancestry.
Added by wolflady on Mar 03, 2015 1:46 PM
RE: Bob Spurlock
Oh how wonderful! I rarely find people who actually KNEW the person in the memorial. This is so cool! I have letters that he wrote to my great grandmother! I know I met him a few times, but I was a small kid, and kids don't remember older relatives very well. But his letters to my grammy make me feel like I did know him. Thank you very much. I am happy he is remembered by such a good friend!
Added by wolflady on Mar 03, 2015 1:42 PM
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