I am a retired federal employee who has been involved in chasing my families for more than forty-five years. For the past fifteen years I have enjoyed helping other researchers gather data from western Iowa, which I now call home. A number of the local cemeteries I walked and recorded in the past yet now with the digital age, it appears as they once said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." So as not to be wording I have invested in a digital camera and continue my strolls through the local cemeteries .
Memorial #36625252 Hello Mr. Prince, Amanda Wemp Grainger was my 3rd Great-Grandmother. Would you be willing to transfer management of her memorial to me? Thank you very much for your time. Patrick Flahive
Margaret Jane Doonan Birth: Aug. 7, 1860 Reynolds Rock Island County Illinois, USA Death: May 22, 1873 Preemption Mercer County Illinois, USA [Edit Dates]
cause of death drowning per Roots Web posted by Robert Monson
Reynolds Press 5-28-1873 A daughter of Doonan living in Preemption township drowned last Thursday. Age about 15 years. Her body was recovered. I have read a note that she is buried in Grace churchyard. I don't find a cemetery by that name. [Edit Bio] Family links: [Edit] Parents: Robert Doonan (1830 - 1875) Margaret L Little Johnston (1830 - 1902) Please enter this information in your memorial for Margaret Jane Doonan. Then I'll delete mine. I did not have cemetery information. Linda B 47272982
James Blakley Thank you for the additional information about James Blakley who was struck by lightning near Preemption, Illinois. The information has been added to the memorial page for him. Thank you.