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jim gillis (#46829573)
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Bio Photo I got the genealogy bug when my great-aunt's grandson sent me a photo of my 2nd great-grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family. Only 4 people in the photo were identified. Since that time I have contacted relatives I did not know I had. I have also been able to identify everyone in the photo now. I have done research not only on my surname but grandparents, 2nd great-grandparents on both sides. I especially love doing research on my mother's parents because Parke County has a great website. I am at a stand-still on my own surname as I don't know exactly where in Prussia my 2nd great-grandfather was born. I always love to get in contact with new "cousins".
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Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: John Shields at Highland Lawn
I found him! Thank you for sending the info! He was not on computer for some reason nor was he listed in the lot book. Iíve had a lot of problems with my cemetery program lately.

He is buried on the lot with his parents, section 2 lot 96 south one half. He doesnít have a stone. There is one family monument with his parents info on it. Nobody else buried on the lot has a stone. He was buried September 3, 1900.
Buried with him are William C. Shields, 11/15/1892, age 49; Elizabeth V. Smith Shields, 11/15/1895 age 60; Louise Shields, 1/30/1906, age 33; and Katherine Mayer, 2/16/1919 age 73.

If the requester of the information wanted to they could apply for a government marker if they can get his military records. They must be a relative. It would cost $100.00 for the foundation fee but the stone would cost nothing.

Jim, I hope this is very helpful! Roxie is the BEST!!

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend 😊
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Nov 24, 2015 8:09 AM
Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: John Shields at Highland Lawn
Hi Jim!!

I will share his obit with Roxie, Keeper of Records! Perhaps, she can research his parents?

I'm on it!!
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Nov 23, 2015 6:30 PM
Tina Galey-Horrall
John Shields
Hi Jim!
Highland Lawn reports...
"Highland Lawn has no John Shields for the time period. I checked other first names to see if there was a middle name of John, and didnít find one. I also looked for death year of 1900, and no luck there either."

Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Nov 23, 2015 11:16 AM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
RE: Anna Coombes
Hello! Unfortunately I don't know who her husband or child is. Although, I researched a little and have found some possibilities, I have no way of knowing if it is correct. There is no solid link that I could find. But here is what I did find:

A Charles Coombes married Anna A Davis in Clay Co. 2 January 1893 (found on familysearch).

And in the 1900 census there is a Charles Coombs (29 yrs, born in IN) living in Robinson, Crawford, Illinois with a wife, Nellie (17 yrs, born in IL); and a daughter May (6 yrs, born in IN). It says they have been married for 7 years, but it seems unlikely since Nellie would have only been 11. Also it says the child, May's mother was born in PA, not IL like Nellie was.
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Nov 22, 2015 7:01 PM
Justin L. Smith
RE: Adams and Floyd County, KY
Howard Brooks Adams was the son of Dr. Charles Kilby Adams and Jerusha Rebecca Swain. Jerusha was a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. She died young.

According to Google Maps, I am 153 miles east of Mercer County, KY. I live in Prestonsburg in Floyd County. If you need information on people in Mercer county I can help with that.

Added by Justin L. Smith on Oct 21, 2015 2:02 PM
Justin L. Smith
Howard Brooks Adams
Thank you so much for the transfer of my relative Howard Brooks Adams. I appreciate all the hard work you do! I will be sending some edits for other relatives whose memorials you made. Thanks again.

Added by Justin L. Smith on Oct 21, 2015 1:40 PM
RE: Jeremiah's children
Eliza is the daughter of GB and Chaney. You will need to contact the person who linked her to Jeremiah and Nancy to unlink her from them. Al Chapman manages Eliza's memorial.
Added by BandS on Oct 21, 2015 12:24 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
Julia Combs
I fulfilled the photo request with a photo of the row of Combs markers in Lot 7. There is a previous photos of Julia's marker on her memorial, and I could not improve upon it.
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Oct 18, 2015 2:28 PM
The Blue Bird
James A Coombes
Thank you for the information about James that you sent to me. I have placed it in his memorial. Have a great day!
Added by The Blue Bird on Oct 14, 2015 3:54 PM
Diane Winters
RE: charles albert nance
I don't have much more to offer you - the death certificates for both he and his son, Rolland are available, free, at the AZDHS -

Birth certificates for his children are also available - this is all free.

I also have a copy of the news article in the Casa Grande Dispatch for his son, Rolland's accident that resulted in his death. The caption incorrectly uses the name 'Robert' while the body of the item states 'Roland' (which is mis-spelled per his grave marker).

There is a small blurb in the Tucson newspaper regarding the loss of Wallace in the Korean conflict - just a one-liner stating he died of wounds and his mother was Jessie B in Phoenix.

My mother's family traces back to Richard Nance of Virginia in the 1600's. That's 400 years of lineage just here in America - so, I suspect, we are related at some point. Therefore I've made an effort to add memorials for those I come across in my research that are not directly related but are still a 'Nance'.

Best Regards,
Added by Diane Winters on Oct 10, 2015 7:59 AM
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