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Susan J. Monaghan (#38514280)
 member for 14 years, 8 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo As a genealogist and local historian, I have been researching the people and communities of central Illinois since 1975. My special interests are the early settlers of Sangamon and Menard Counties, IL.

I am also the webmaster for World War II Marine Photographic Squadron VMD-154. This USMC squadron was stationed at Camp Elrod on Espiritu Santo Island, New Hebrides (now known as Vanuatu) in the South Pacific. Flying in B-24 Liberators on aerial reconnaissance missions, this squadron mapped the South Pacific and monitored Japanese activities. I have another site here at Find A Grave under the name VMD-154 Association that is devoted entirely to the deceased members of this squadron.

Through Find A Grave, I have been able to memorialize some of my ancestors and early settlers of several central Illinois counties, as well as the brave men of USMC Squadron VMD-154. If anyone can add further details or photos for the individuals in my memorials, please contact me.

If you have time, please leave a flower for my mother, Mildred E. Hart Naschinski and my father, Emil Fredrick Naschinski.

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Eagles Nest
Norman E. Hussey
Hi Susan,
I have added the obit for you as requested. I noticed you have added a photo of it and was hoping you could remove it since the it is in the bio section now. Also thanks for adding the wonderful picture of Mr. Hussey
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Added by Eagles Nest on Sep 10, 2015 10:57 AM
Mountain Traveler
Mary C. Boyd/Sackett Cem.
Did you read the age at the bottom of this marker? If possible in the future try and brush the leaves away from the all the inscription. This stone looks like it might have been partially buried up past the age. Just wanting to know if you confirmed that it said 9 mo, 8 da old.
So awful to lose children and so many did.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 28, 2015 8:01 AM
Mountain Traveler
Mary C. Boyd
Me again. What does that say where I have the question mark... "Dau of ? R.S. & S. A. Boyd"
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 27, 2015 12:28 PM
Mountain Traveler
Mary C Boyd
Oh my gosh! Thank you so very much for finding this marker!! I visited this cemetery once back in the late 70's and it was a mess. Has an entire survey ever been done of this in all headstone photos taken that could be found and read? Since you found this one, I am wondering if there are more.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Aug 27, 2015 12:25 PM
Mountain Traveler
RE: Enos Campbell headstone
Thank you so much, Susan, for allowing me to use your photograph.
I do hope that someday a new fence will be put up around the cemetery. I think about what I could do, but if the cemetery is not cared for there is not much anyone can do as vandalism will continue, etc. Well, it would continue even if it were cared for, but I'd hope less likely.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Sep 29, 2013 8:15 PM
Mountain Traveler
Old Sackett Cemetery/Enos Campbell
Hi Susan,

Years ago, maybe in the 1980s, I visited the Old Sackett Cemetery and found my direct ancestor's marker, Enos Campbell. I took a photo, but it was rather a dark photo. I like yours better and wondered if I could use it for myself & on Ancestry. The cemetery at that time was not kept up and many stones were lying down, but I know I saw some names there that are not yet listed there that are also my relation. I have a record of it here of what I saw. I just wish I'd taken more pictures!!!
Added by Mountain Traveler on Sep 15, 2013 2:06 PM
Beth Brasseur
Cynthia Jane Hart Peavey
Hello Susan,
My name is Bethany Peavey Brasseur. Cynthia J Hart Peavey was my 3rd great (I believe) grandmother she was married to George W. Peavey b. 6-3-1824.
Added by Beth Brasseur on Aug 07, 2013 12:17 PM
Searching for Linda Lou Wick
Hi Susan,
I think Linda Lou is my first cousin. I sent an email to your comcast address with many details surrounding my search. Her mother and my mother are sisters that lost each somewhere in the 1940's.
Added by Starla on May 17, 2013 7:11 PM
Dennis and Heather
RE: Sawyer
Hi Susan! Thank you so much for the transfer. It means a lot. :)
Added by Dennis and Heather on May 10, 2013 9:45 PM
Dennis and Heather
Hi Susan, we have spoken quite a bit in the past about the family. Are you set on holding on to the Sawyer (my great-grandparents) memorials in Woodward? Heather
Added by Dennis and Heather on Apr 16, 2013 6:08 PM
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