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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Ruby Angela Winter Vickers
RE: Shirley Ann Cole
You're welcome!
Added by Ruby Angela Winter Vicker... on Jan 24, 2016 8:45 AM
ruth ann
Lewis family
Good Morning, So far I have not found much concerning the Lewis family. I will give you what I have found so far. You probably have all of this.
David Lewis b. 10-30-1822, d-5-8-1904; w-Catherine Rollins b.7-24-1826, d.2-9-1911, both buried at Pleasant Grove.
Hannigan b.10-25-1848, d. 7-11-1900;w-Jane Hatfield, buried at Mt. Springs.
Sarah b.12-29-1850, d.2-20-1896, h-Willis Simpson, buried Pleasant Grove.
Noah b. 1852, d.1924, never married, buried Mt. Springs.
Greenburg (Green) b.11-28-1856, d. 5-12-1939,w. Eliza E. Shoemaker, buried Mt. Springs.
William D.(Paul) b.10-9-1859 d. 3-4-1910, w. Mary Jane Sims, buried Mt. Springs.
Grant b.5-15-1864, d. 4-19-1910, w. Susan Dora Sims, buried Mt. Springs.
Laura A., b. 4-3-1866, d. 1-9-1898, h. Henry Roberts, buried Pleasant Grove. Married 8-7-1884.
Mary Exie, b. 8-18-1872, d. 11-19-1961, h. Mitchell Price, buried Owensburg.
Mahalia Hallie, b.????, d.???? h. Thomas Webb, buried in Colorado. (Found a Thomas Webb in Golden Cemetery, in Colorado, with dates of 1867 to 1934.
James Whitcomb nothing else on paper
Charley, buried in Missouri. nothing else on paper
Willard, nothing else on paper.
I found, questionable if correct, a birthdate for Whitcomb as 2-14-1847, d. 2-28-1885, buried at Pleasant Grove; Charley b. 10-9-1869,d. 4-27-1944, w-Pearl McCullough, buried in Missouri.
The paper I am taking this from, also states the children of Grant and Susan, as Whitcomb, wife Edith, Mary and Dovie Radcliff; William D. Paul and wife, Mary Jane, children as Arthur, Pearl Faris and James; and Hannigan as grandfather of Nellie Lewis Roberts.
If I find anymore papers concerning the Lewis's, I will send it to you.

Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Jan 01, 2016 9:53 AM
RE: Sims'
Interesting that you mention Christy-Folz in Decatur. An uncle of mine worked for them when I was a kid. Small world. So, is Hal Schinzler alive, he would probably be very old by now.
Thank you,
Paul LaBounty
Added by PAUL D LABOUNTY on Dec 30, 2015 10:48 AM
Schinzler Headstone in Bethany Cem
What started out today as scanning many old photographs my grandmother collected during her lifetime, has now turned out that maybe you and I could be related.
I grew up in Decatur, Il but now live in Colorado. But, I came across a photo of a tombstone of a George Schinzler. I did not know where it was so searching I found that Bethany Cem. in Moweaqua. I spent a lot of time in/around Moweaqua as a child, grandma had a farm south of town. Anyway, her name was Velma L Atteberry, her mother was Rosa Sims. So, that lets me believe that we could be related somehow.
I found your name on Find a Grave as adding the photos of the Schinzler tombstone.
Are you from the area?
Thank you, Paul D LaBounty
Greeley, Colorado
Added by PAUL D LABOUNTY on Dec 27, 2015 3:16 PM
ruth ann
Lewis family, Martin County, Ind
Hi, I notice that you have entered several Lewis family members. I have a family tree sheet that my mother-in-law had, it lists children of David and Catherine Lewis, buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. It list the children as Hannigan, Sarah, Noah, Green, William D. Paul, Grant, Laura, Mary Exie, Mahalia, Whitcomb, and Charley. It also has the names of Grant and Susan children as Whitcomb, Mary and Dovie Radcliff; William wife Mary Jane, children as Arthur, Pearl Faris and James. I am thinking that Laura was my husband's grandmother. The form also states that Mahalia married a Thomas Webb, buried in a cemetery in Colorado. I have not looked through all the forms, so may find some others that you might be interested in.
I gathered some information from the info found on findagrave entries, as to who married who, dates of death, and etc. Thank you for all the info.
Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Nov 28, 2015 12:57 PM
Thank you so much for the transfer of Fannie Kauffman. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Nov 17, 2015 7:59 AM
Debra Rosenbloom
Vermilia Pruett
I have found this tombstone on your virtual cemetery, and I think this is really PERMELIA HAMMONS PRUETT, who married Micajah Pruett, in Tennessee. They had a daughter named Margaret, and I have found family trees on Ancestry that say Micah Pruett and Vermilia Hammons were married, and had Margaret. The birth and death dates on the tombstone for VERMILIA are not the correct birth dates for PERMELIA, but, please, use this a lead that this may really be PERMELIA HAMMONS PRUETT. PLEASE, ANYONE INTERESTED, CONTACT ME, DEBBIE ROSENBLOOM, AT Let's solve this mystery....

Added by Debra Rosenbloom on Nov 07, 2015 10:33 PM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
Your very welcome friend
Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Nov 01, 2015 6:01 AM
Brenda Hare
RE: Sarah (Hays) Blackmore
Thank you so very much. He may be buried there without a stone, or the tombstone in Oklahoma, for an "L.R. Blackmore" might be him. I think we need to look for church records, or original burial records.

Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 11:15 AM
Brenda Hare
RE: Sarah (Hays) Blackmore
Thank you so very much. I was hoping that maybe the cemetery was in the area that you reside.

Brenda Hare
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Added by Brenda Hare on Oct 20, 2015 9:27 AM
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