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Orrin Merritt III (#46993623)
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RE: Westover Family
Maggie Mae Find A Grave 70081011
Benjamin Ira Westover is buried in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens
Mary Ann
Added by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2015 9:30 AM
RE: No grave for George Merritt

There are 43 people in this grave.

I have copied here 21-30. as you can see George was buried just before Annie.

I will go on George's memorial and upload the stone for you

Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 21 George Henry Merritt
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 22 Annie Whittle
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 23 Nora Sheehan
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 24 Joseph Westwell
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 25 Still Born Child
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 26 Norman Blair
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 27 Agnes Crabtree
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 28 Frank Nelson
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 29 Richard Saxon
Gorton Cemetery CCConsecrated 214 30 Dora Ryder
Added by kaycee on Jul 12, 2015 10:31 AM
The parents of these children:
Ira B. Westover (1855 - 1934)
Find A Grave Memorial# 86351344

Grace B. Holroyd Westover (1858 - 1939)
Find A Grave Memorial# 86351162

Their children:
1. Fannie Gertrude Westover Anderson
Find A Grave Memorial# 85128762
2. Byron James Westover
1885 – 1965
Find A Grave Memorial# 78856994

3. Eva Marie Westover Tribe
4. Maggie Mae Westover Randall
Find a grave memorial #70081011
5. Sarah (Sadie) Bessie Westover Hesse
Find A Grave Memorial# 85222946
6. Benjamin Ira Westover

1893 – 1970

Find A Grave Memorial# 86351344

7. Frank Earl Westover


Find A Grave Memorial# 85248445

8. Edyth Grace Westover


Find A Grave Memorial# 85213750

9. Robert Ellsworth Westover


Find A Grave Memorial# 3145987

10. John Alton Westover


Find A Grave Memorial# 86356508

Added by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2015 8:32 PM
Edit Error for Schmidt.
Hey Orrin,

You are going to get a edit notice for Lenna Schmidt (Find A Grave 104401944). I was trying to link her to husband Clifford (Find A Grave 119639149), but I’m afraid that I messed up and linked her to herself. Find A Grave won’t let me correct my error, so I thought I should send you a note to let you know.

Thanks, Steve
Added by Steve on Aug 24, 2014 3:14 PM
RE: Thanks for the picture
Hey Orrin,

You are very welcome.

She is buried next to her parents (Joseph on the left, Lolah in the middle, and Bonnie on the right.) I see that you shot the photo of Joseph’s headstone. So, if you remember where that was, you know where Bonnie is buried.

I could have sworn that I sent you a note about the search for Louisa Ottman, but I see now that I never got it done.

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find Louisa because there is no record of her at: This list was generated in the 1980’s by people actually walking the cemetery and writing down the names they found there. I figured that if they didn’t find her ~30 years ago, the odds of me finding her today were remote.

But just incase, I went over to the Sycamore library and had a look at the official Elmwood records. Sure enough, Louisa was listed in a plot next to the road within about 50 feet of the cemetery’s east entrance. The reason there was no listing for Louisa at the illinoisgenweb site is because there is no family stone indicating last name, only stones with first names. There are stones on either side of Louisa’s that are made of the same material and in the same manner as Louisa’s with the names George, Charles, Mary, Russell, and Lida E.

Cheers! Steve
Added by Steve on Aug 20, 2014 10:55 PM
Laura Jensen62
Question about parents
Hello. I was wondering if you are positive of the parents on memorial no. 25902063 Lorena wells. I have some Wells that I think are her parents. William H and Ida Rosaline (Palmer) Wells. No. 1327200401 and No. 132720401. Thank you for checking it out for me.
Added by Laura Jensen62 on Aug 20, 2014 10:51 PM
Linda G.
You posted a photo of grave stone for Rev. Harold Nilges. It is a joint marker with his sister. She just died today and I am making a page for her. May I post your photo to her page?
I'm not related, and not seeking to have this transferred to me.
Thank you.
Added by Linda G. on Jul 16, 2014 9:07 PM
Barb S
RE: Thanks for the pictures!!
You are very welcome! I enjoy helping others with their families.
Added by Barb S on Jun 04, 2014 8:25 AM
Kathy Brick
RE: Thanks for the pictures!
You're Welcome Orrin.

Added by Kathy Brick on Jun 03, 2014 4:45 AM
Bradford White
RE: Thanks for your diligence...
You are welcome, Orrin. Sorry it did not pan out. Given no (known, written) records of Morses in this cemetery and that Isaac Morse was about ten years old, is it conceivable that he was buried in the other cemeteries where Morses predominated? Seems odd to have a child removed from parents and siblings. Let me know if I can track down another.

Added by Bradford White on May 17, 2014 8:27 AM
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