Mary Lawrence photograph-Columbia Cemetery The gravestone photograph you posted for Mary Lawrence (1871-1952) # 67609961 belongs on the memorial for Mary A Lawrence (1838-1923) # 67609981-two different individuals with similiar names. Thanks!
Joseph Pounds again Please revise my previous message because your photo has just shed a great light on things! I just compared the closeups of the photo you sent us just now and the one I took 25 years ago, and by corndodgers it is the same stone! As you said, you cleaned it !!!!!!!!
See my Joseph Pounds memorial # 80052828.
That certainly clears up a most murky mystery. It wasn't a real mystery, but one created by the sloppy work of No Reins, but even so it's a big relief to see the situation so clearly. Now I can account for all my family in Hancock Co.!
Now, if you don't mind, the solution to avoid NR would be for you to move your photo from its present location to my location (80052828), and I will take down the old photo that I have there. Then we can forget about the mislocated memorial.
Would this be ok with you?
Sorry to hear the stone was broken. It was upright when I was there twenty years ago. Thanks again for fixing it!
Joseph Pounds Many thanks for the pic, Dangell, and for the note underneath about the two Gittings cemeteries, which should help people. It is a lovely stone, and I missed it on my visit to Hancock Co. twenty years ago. And since little Joe is my kin, I have to thank you again for cleaning off the stone.
Find A Grave has a mess here, and a hopeless one, due to someone who calls herself No Reins. I tried to communicate with her several months ago, but no luck. She's got things so fouled up she doesn't want to talk about it. Have you noticed that the Gittings Mound Cemetery is duplicated on Find A Grave? If you run a Cemetery Search for Gittings + Illinois state, you will see there are two places named Gittings Mound, one located in Hancock Co. with 17 burials and 1 in Henderson Co. with 30. But it's the same cemetery, given two locations. As you must know if you are local, Gittings Mound Cem. is in Hancock Co. (though it's close to the Henderson County line, I believe). This is further confused by the presence nearby of Gittings Cemetery (no "Mound"). All 30 of the memorials in the mislocated Henderson Co. Gittings Mound belong to No Reins. (She obviously didn't visit the cemetery. She just transcribed a cemetery book.) None of the memorials in the correctly located Hancock Co. Gittings Mound is hers. Six months ago I wrote No Reins, calling this matter to her attention (along with an error in her data on a duplicate grave). I was as polite as pie. She never responded. Her profile indicates she feels persecuted! As I say, hopeless.
I'd like to write you about the other Joseph Pounds stone in that cemetery, and find out how close together the two are. Would you drop me a line at my regular email address? Thanks!
I correspond with some people associated with the County Historical Society. We may have acquaintances in common.
Johannes "John" Fuhrer I want to thank you for your going the extra mile to try to find John. I appreciate all of your effort & time it took. I know that he died in La Harpe, IL (he was my 3rd great grandfather)& my grandmother had all of the info being his granddaughter. I will have to check to see if there are other cemeteries for LaHarpe. Again, thank you so much. C