I am retired but do correspondence for the Danville, IL Commercial-News. Began doing genealogy in 1966 and just can't seem to stop looking for family names.
I graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1961 and attended DACC and Eastern Illinois University, obtaining a BA in Elementary Education. It wasn't the field I intended to go into but the councilor at the time discouraged me from my chosen field which was history, saying there were no jobs in this area in that field.
I have more than made up for the councilor's advise, however, by writing about and researching history and helping others in their family searches. I really enjoy the research.
I have also co-authored three books - The Presley Family History, Laura Ida Booth (in the process of being published) and Images of America: Hoopeston.
memorial # 61999523 I got Aage Sophus Jensen's WWI and WWII cards, and they both say he was born in Copenhagen. His death certificate, however, says Wisconsin. Still can't find his wife, Cora Luella Finney Bagley Jensen. She should be buried in the same cemetery.
RE: Benjamin Lane Thanks, Carol. I told my wife (former Cindy Kaag, HHS class of '68) that I had just found your message from a year ago and she said "Well here's Carol Hicks right here in the Chronicle Herald!). We get the Chronicle here in Virginia, and sure enough there you are in the DAR photo in the Oct. 14 edition of the paper. Don't worry, I'll take good care of "Old Ben" Lane. He was a very interesting guy.
RE: Banjmain F. Lane Hi Carol- I'm terribly sorry that it has taken me so long to reply to your message from 2014. I just saw it after another person sent me a note and it popped up in my e-mail. But if you are still willing, I would be happy to take over maintenance of the find-a-grave site for Benjamin Lane who is buried in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. Ben was a brother to my wife's great, great grandfather Algernon Lane who is also buried in Floral Hill. My wife and I have been researching the Lane family for the last 2 years and have accumulated a lot of good information about Ben, his parents, and siblings.
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a Thank You note. Dear Carol Hicks, Hi Cousin, Thank- You so very much for the information that you gave to me on Nellie Mae Murdock Peterson I just got done putting in the right information on her memorial page. I am in New York right now visiting with my daughter and my grandsons. Thanks again for everything that you do on findagrave and on ancestry. Love Always, your cousin, Teresa Marie Richardson, Santos.
RE: William White Mansell Very interesting! Thanks for this link. I will check it out when i log onto Find a Grave from a landline computer. On my smart phone right now. Are you related to the Mansells or Tacketts? My mom's father was William White Mansell who is on Find A Grave and passed in 1995. Morning Dove is one of his ancestors and she is also reported to be an ancestor to Elvis Presley. It is all very interesting.