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Colleen (#46922225)
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Bio Photo Researching surnames Finnegan, Boyles, LaFreniere, LaBelle, Gagnier, Buzbee, Fitzpatrick, Okleshen, Emfinger

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Pvt D. J. Swartout
Hi Colleen,

I didn't see a way to private message you, so I am using public message forum. I believe Pvt D. J. Swartout (Find A Grave Memorial# 33723608) is John Dempster Swartout. He used the name Dempster as a first name in the military, but the rest of the time he went by John. John Dempster Swartout was my Great Great Great Grandfather and the name Dempster was passed down the line. The death year matches and he was in the Civil War and his rank was Private. Also, I have record of the request for his military tombstone which states that he's buried in Marseilles, La Salle, Ill.

As a side note; buried in same cemetery and showing as maintained by you are the following immediate family memebers:
Wife: Alice M. (Barber) Swartout (33723560)

Son: William E. Swartout (33723650)

Son: Albert C. Swartout (33723547) - On this one I'm super curious if his gravestone says Albert because his birth name was actually Aldelbert and he went by the nickname Bert.

Maintained by others:
Son: Chester D Swartout (14797224)

There are additional children buried at other cemeteries if you wanted to link them all, just let me know. Thanks so much!
Added by HSnell on Sep 01, 2014 3:20 PM
Kurt Johnson
Cainan Dale
I guess that the obituary had the location of burial wrong. Since you have the pictures, I will delete mine.
Added by Kurt Johnson on Aug 25, 2014 6:15 PM
Glora Dei
Re: Martha Hill #32917755
The following information will enhance the memorial of Martha Hill should you wish to use it.

Thank you for your dedication to Find A Grave.

Glora Dei
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
about Martha A. Hill

Name: Martha A. Hill
[Martha A. Pinoger]
Birth Date: 9 Mar 1855
Birth Place: Ill
Death Date: 18 Feb 1939
Death Place: Marseilles, La Salle, Illinois
Burial Date: 21 Feb 1939
Burial Place: Marseilles, La Salle, Ill.
Cemetery Name: River View Cemetery
Death Age: 83
Occupation: Housework
Race: White
Marital Status:
Gender: Female
Residence: Marseilles, La Salle, Ill.
Father Name: Henry Pinoger
Father Birth Place: Unknoun
Spouse Name: John M. Hill

FHL Film Number:
Added by Glora Dei on Aug 22, 2014 1:35 PM
Angie Robinson
Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial
Thank you for posting the photos.
Added by Angie Robinson on Aug 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Julie Trager
Arthur Henry Witte
Hi there just wanted to let you know, you have Arthur Henry Witte born in 1895, he was actually born 6 Feb 1896 and also the death date is incorrect, he died Feb of 1977 not 1979...Just an FYI...
Added by Julie Trager on Jul 31, 2014 3:22 PM
The Secret Garden
Thank you Colleen for the links added to the Plank memorials.
Added by The Secret Garden on Jul 31, 2014 7:51 AM
Lisa O
Shelton family photos
First, thank you for photographing headstones at Marseilles. May I use your photos of the Shelton family for my public family tree? I will credit you and findagrave. Thanks for your consideration ~Lisa
Added by Lisa O on Jul 09, 2014 7:22 PM
Bob Leader
Burkhart Photos
Thank you so much for photographing my Burkhart ancestors graves. I really do appreciate your doing this. I think that I was last in Marseilles in the late 1990's. The photos that I took then are on 35mm and were never scanned into a computer.
I have also found my great grandfather's sister, Estelle G. Churchill (memorial #32575616) buried in the Riverview Cemetery. My records however show her name as Garnett Estelle, so there was some confusion until I sorted things out.

Also my maternal grandfather's brother's son, John G. Campbell Jr. (memorial #32559725) is buried in this cemetery. He was the Funeral Director at Marseilles until his death in 1983. Not sure if his wife, Arlene (memorial #32555766) is still living or not. She was born in 1924 making her 90 this year. No date of death is shown.
Added by Bob Leader on Jun 24, 2014 9:04 PM
john steele
RE: Hepner
Yes, I am related to the Hepners.
Added by john steele on Jun 21, 2014 9:08 AM
RE: Bosworth Marseilles, Illinois
Hello Colleen,

Thank you. That was very kind of you. I've been working on researching all the Bosworth lines, getting them updated and linked when possible. I appreciate your contributions. Thanks again!
Added by J.Bosworth on Jun 16, 2014 1:11 PM
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