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Carol Hicks (#47013230)
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Bio Photo 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.
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Ruloff Bostwick
Ruloff was my 2nd great grandfather, from his first wife Louisa Walters and daughter Sarah. I live not far from Danville. Jerry Trosper
Added by Jerry Trosper on May 23, 2016 7:21 AM
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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.
Added by Elaine on Apr 23, 2016 1:45 PM
K. Gregg Prillaman
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.
Added by K. Gregg Prillaman on Oct 16, 2015 4:54 PM
K. Gregg Prillaman
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.

Very best regards. Gregg Prillaman,
Added by K. Gregg Prillaman on Oct 16, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: Yocum's in Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside
You're Welcome!
Added by Stacey on Sep 04, 2015 4:59 PM
RE: Abraham and Elizabeth Martin
I don't live in Pennsylvania
Added by Kat on Jul 16, 2015 4:38 PM
Yocum's in Oakridge Cemetery - Hillside
Hi Carol - Just an FYI that I added photos to the Yocum memorials you created in Oakridge. Have a great night. Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey on Sep 07, 2014 9:21 PM
I was wondering if Aage's wife was also buried in the same cemetery? I can't seen to find her.

Thank you,
Added by Elaine on Feb 17, 2014 8:42 PM
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.
Added by TERESA SANTOS on Nov 08, 2013 8:50 AM
Ashley Accardo Albritton
RE: William White Mansell
Neat! I will share this info with my mom!
Added by Ashley Accardo Albritton on Oct 15, 2013 2:45 PM
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