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.
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.
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.
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 cemetery...as in all headstone photos taken that could be found and read? Since you found this one, I am wondering if there are more.
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.
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!!!