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Richard S. Clark (#46794212)
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I have been doing family history research since completing a cub scout merit badge over 30 years ago. As a teen, I began walking and cycling through area cemeteries, noting familiar surnames and wondering if they were related. In high school, I helped a friend's grandmother work on her family history, as she had trouble reading what she had typed. This was "old school" genealogy - collecting and trading books, writing letters to genealogy societies, and contacting various relatives by telephone and mail. Times have changed!

I am also a licensed Amateur Radio operator. Licensed as KA9HTW in 1980 (Novice), upgrading to Advanced class in the spring of 1981. Later upgraded to Extra class, changing my call to WQ9T. I work as a journeyman electrician, and am a member of IBEW local 34, Peoria, for over 25 years. Former member UFCW. I have been married for over 22 years, with two children.
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Sid Arnett
Martha Sutton Richards
Martha Richards was my great grandmother. I have a copy of her death certificate from Jefferson County, Illinois and it shows her date of death as March 31, 1930, not 1939. She was buried in Bruce Cemetery April 1, 1930. If you could correct that I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Sid Arnett
Added by Sid Arnett on Feb 28, 2015 8:16 AM
Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Onge photos - Thank you!
You're welcome! Yes, my mom's side of the family changed it from Johnson to Johnsen to seem more we have a mixture of the two in my family line. Good luck on your search!
Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Feb 23, 2015 3:42 PM
James Lee
Richard are you related to James Lee married first to Margaret and then to Jane? If so I would like to transfer these memorials to you. I am dealing with some serious health issues and don't want to leave this to be picked up by a less thorough researcher. I was sort of holding them for Judith but enough time has passed since I told her I wanted to transfer them. I think she might have health issues as well. If you are interested if you would use the edit function to request I will get them to you. Would like to do this as soon as possible. Thanks, Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Feb 21, 2015 9:03 PM
Wes Phinney
John Rankin Lee
Regarding you additions to the memorial, I am transferring the memorial to you for care. I am not related, and you'd best be the one to do so.
Added by Wes Phinney on Jan 04, 2015 6:37 AM
Julie Hampton
RE: Rev. John Rankin Lee
You're quite welcome! Glad you found them!
Added by Julie Hampton on Jan 03, 2015 9:26 PM
Judith Abernathy
Hi Richard,
I don't think I let you know that I forwarded your message regarding Judith Abernathy or not. She was having a great deal of trouble and changed her email address more then once. Hopefully she will contact you. It appears that my email address has now been hacked. I'm getting spam that the return address is my own.....grief. Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Dec 30, 2014 8:42 PM
E. M.
RE: Photo swap
Thanks for the heads up. I transferred the tombstone photo over to the correct memorial.
Added by E. M. on Dec 21, 2014 6:38 PM
Thank You
Thank You for the Help on Sarah Ann McDowell Graham - I have a picture, I just need to find it!
Added by Shawdau on Dec 13, 2014 6:38 PM
William Smith Sterling
William Smith Sterling is my grandfather. The gentleman you entered in Warren County is not him. William resided in Henderson County from the 1850s on. He and his family are found in Township 11 Range 5, Henderson County, Illinois in the 1870 census. Based on his obituary in the Oquawka Spectator, he died in Oquawka on March 23, 1897 and is buried in the Oquawka Cemetery. I would appreciate you making the correction.
Added by SanM on Dec 02, 2014 2:25 PM
George Christie/Christy
I will add a note to the memorial about the name spelling. If you have a picture of his headstone and can add that, I will change his name to Christy. I used the obituary as a source for the memorial.
Added by Elsetta on Nov 23, 2014 3:50 PM
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