Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Lois Branch (#46771718)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 16 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I have been researching since the late 1960's. Back when we used manual typewriters, carbon paper and hand wrote many letters. My research can be found at Rootsweb World Connect.
My main areas of research are in Logan, Marion, Wayne and White Counties of Illinois as well as Columbia County, New York.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 919 Memorials Added
 • 959 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 263 Photos
 • 98 Photo Requests
 • 3 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 578 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Virtual Cemetery
 • 32 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
My Ancestors (47)
Find A Grave Friends
"IRISH EYES ARE..., Bill Bloom, Bruce A Barton, Calcat, Colleen, Connie Nisinger, Don Benson, Don Benson, Edmund C. Dodge, Elizabeth M, Ph..., Fred Saar, George Daignea..., George Hess, JAB, Jeanne Irene B..., Jessica S, Jim Childers, Kathryn Hill, Kathy (Kuenstle..., Lloyd Dalton, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Lois Branch (149)[Leave Message]
Clytie Somers
pitts cemetery
I just got back and did what i could, there were a couple of large stones face down that i could not photograph. also the tree branches were so thick that there were several small stones i could not reach. I did get a photo of the house for you. Clytie
Added by Clytie Somers on Nov 24, 2015 12:57 PM
Clytie Somers
pitts cemetery
I located the cemetery, and the man who lives in the Pitts home, is curious how you are related to the people in the cemetery. It is very overgrown and i am going back with some lopers, i was able to locate 4 of the headstones you requested, but silly me my batteries were dead. i will also send you a picture of the house if you wish. it is only about 5 min. from me. clytie
Added by Clytie Somers on Nov 22, 2015 9:27 AM
Re:Skinner & Gaddes
I had looked for their headstone on a couple of occasions this past year, w/o success. Sorry I didn't find it sooner. I only just realized I had taken the photo in my most recent visit to photograph that section of the cemetery. I also have an urge for a piece of chocolate cake, keep up the good work.
Added by habuudy on Nov 21, 2015 7:41 PM
Clytie Somers
RE: Loweree Tombstones
you're welcome!
Added by Clytie Somers on Oct 19, 2015 6:05 AM
BF McLaughlin
Hey Lois
I've been researching a cemetery called "Walnut Hill Cemetery", also known at times as the Copple Cemetery or Old Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Its funny, I have yet to see this place with my own eyes, but I have an unpublished list that was researched in 1975 and it has the Shaw burials in it exactly as you have them photographed for Jennings Farm Cemetery near I-57.

Have you ever researched this Walnut Hill cemetery or Copple? It seems you have a good grasp of that area and its smaller cemeteries.
Added by BF McLaughlin on Sep 20, 2015 8:51 AM
Luella Wilber-Merritt Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY

You have a photo request for this person and I photographed what I though was her stone, however when I got home I noticed it doesn't have the same death year as the memorial. I went back to today to double check. There is only one place in this small cemetery where this surname is located, and its blocked in with a small foot-high stone border. There are several Wilber family members within this section, and also a family with the surname McKenzie.

Im not sure if this is another person with the same name and birth year, or if there was some mistake made in the memorial. The stone I photographed says "Luella 1867-1940" Can you please let me know what to do?

Added by Tammy on Aug 06, 2015 6:33 PM
sheila wiseman
RE: Stephen Watkins
Your very welcome! Glad I could decipher what was written for you
Added by sheila wiseman on Jul 26, 2015 9:48 AM
RE: Greenwood Cemetery
Thanks, Lois, I do have that souvenir booklet. Too bad Wilson really doesn't care about its history.


Take care.

Added by Kathy on Jul 05, 2015 4:16 PM
RE: George Ransom
Not a problem, Lois! I'm just glad that I could read his stone.

I'm trying to get as much of Greenwood photographed this summer as I can, before it all disappears. My family back to my 3rd great-grandparents is buried there, and the older parts are an absolute disgrace! The town does nothing - doesn't even make their employee realign stones after he hits them with the lawnmower, so you can imagine what happens when a stone falls. There are so many stones down - it's a race to see whether the inscription gets eaten away by the lichen and the weather before the stone is gobbled up by the ground and sod. When I asked about doing some work there, on my lot, at my expense, using their contractors, the town council said "no way." The town has even turned down Eagle Scouts who ask about helping out there.

And that's my tale of woe!

Take care.

Added by Kathy on Jul 05, 2015 6:59 AM
Alzina Finch
I posted photos of the gravestone for Thomas and Alzina Finch, located in the Friends Cemetery at Rayville, Columbia County, New York.

I suggested an edit to tie Thomas and Alzina's records together, and listed a date that may or may not be correct (it was June 5 1842 on one record I saw, June 5 1840 and another, and June 29 1840 on a third). They're definitely husband and wife per the stone, but use whatever date you might have a record for).

I enjoyed looking for their stones. It's a small but beautiful cemetery.
Added by NorthColumbiaNY on Jun 03, 2015 6:35 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service