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Laura Aanenson (#47083735)
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Bio Photo My interest in Find A Grave began while researching my family history.

After creating memorials for my ancestors, I transcribed hundreds of obituaries from extant Chicago and Minneapolis newspapers for other researchers.

For the past year or two the focus has been on taking cemetery photos - my true passion. I add pictures and/or memorials to Find A Grave almost every day.

I will gladly update any memorial in my care with a sourced request. Simply share a few details about how you know something to be true when you submit an edit (using the edit tabs please).

Like you, I am a volunteer. I participate in this labor of love because I believe it's an important part of our history.

Inside voices and good manners are very much appreciated.

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Deborah M Colby
Angeline & Edward McDonald
Please see the following snippet about Edward's Death and the infor on Angeline:
Added by Deborah M Colby on May 21, 2016 1:30 PM
Patricia Walanka
Hi, my source on Patricia's info is "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994". Thanks!
Added by Jessica on May 19, 2016 3:48 PM
Frederick Porter
RE: George and Ruth Zerbes
Thanks again Laura,

I appreciate you double checking my edits. I think too often unsourced info makes its way into F-a-G, sometimes folks can be unpleasant when I question their edits, I am sure you have had similar experiences.

Thanks once more and enjoy your day,

Added by Frederick Porter on May 17, 2016 8:45 AM
Frederick Porter
RE: George and Ruth Zerbes
Hi Laura,

I sent the following info as an "edit" attached to Ruth last Saturday, sometimes F-a-G has a lot of gaps in the communication system.

Zerbes Edits
Hi Laura, I noticed you needed a couple of references for the Zerbes Family edits. Ruth was my grandmother's first cousin, Her birth info comes from the Cook county, Illinois birth records (George too), her dad was Herman Hartwig and mom was his second wife Anna Dreue, her death info comes from the SS death index, same for her husband George. George also appears in the FL death index. They appear as husband and wife in the fed censuses from 1930 and 40 for Chicago. Her obit can be found in the St. Louis obituary index.
Thanks for "finding" these folks! If you need more info, please let me know,

Ruth and George appear on the stone as "mother" and "father". They had two daughters that I know about, who may still be living.
I believe Ruth's parents are buried in St Luke's cemetery in Chicago, that is where his parents are, but I am unaware of an on-line source for the records. I have not been able to locate their burial records. Ruth's dad married three times and also raised a family of step children- the 4 children of another wife by her first husband, he must have been a busy guy. Since I assume you live in Chicago, are you familiar with the St Luke's records? I live in western NY, so a visit for me is really not feasible. Looks like only a tiny fraction of the burials are on F-a-G.

I can send the actual records for the edits if you would like.

Thanks so much and sorry for the communication mix-up,

Added by Frederick Porter on May 17, 2016 8:31 AM
Antonia Demaris Collins
Leila Corinne Colman Shewry 150775108
Thanks for doing the edits, but you forgot to add Leila'a parents and husband. I sent you a message through the edit tab.

Many thanks. TONI
Added by Antonia Demaris Collins on May 13, 2016 8:03 PM
Antonia Demaris Collins
RE: Ella Corrine Colman #150749067
Hi Laura: Here is the source for her marriage to Thomas Hamer Colman #150749068 and her maiden name of Ebersol:

Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
Name: E Corinne Ebersol
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1870
Marriage Place: La Salle, Illinois, USA
Spouse Name: T Hamer Colman
Spouse Gender: Male

Here is the source for her parents, Ebersol, Amos Moyer #74020578 and Ebersol, Calista Curtiss Whittlesey #74020621.

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Name Elle Corinne Colman
Birth Date 18 Mar 1849
Birth Place Ottawa, IL
Death Date 28 Oct 1931
Death Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date 30 Oct 1931
Burial Place Schiller Park, Cook, IL
Cemetery Name Acasia Pk
Death Age 82
Occupation Housewife
Race White
Marital Status M
Gender Female
Street Address 1420 Grenleaf Ave
Father Name Amos M. Ebersol
Father Birth Place New Britian, CT
Mother Name Celista Whittlesey
Mother Birth Place Harrisburg, PA
Spouse Name Thomas H. Colman
FHL Film Number 1893160

Thank you for updating her memorial. TONI
Added by Antonia Demaris Collins on May 13, 2016 11:19 AM
S Truman
RE: Grace M Sikes
Grace M. Bureau was my dad's great-aunt. Based on my mother's research (in the birth & death dates match, along with the place of death. There is also a photo-labeled "Grace Bureau Sikes". I don't actually have a document proving the link, so if you'd rather not connect her to the Bureau family, that's fine.
Added by S Truman on Apr 30, 2016 7:31 AM
Phil Roos
RE: Hulda Bennett
I drew my information from Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths for Hulda Bennett and from Cook County, Illinois marriage records. As an aside, Hulda was the grandmother of one of my closest friends, Philip Earl Bennett.
Added by Phil Roos on Apr 29, 2016 7:59 PM
roscoe p jones
was wondering if you were related to this person?
Added by tracey on Apr 28, 2016 3:22 PM
Arthur J. Lamberti
RE: Elizabeth A Murray
I've forgotten the requests that I made. Please cancel them. I will make the requests again at a later date, when I have collected the source documentation. Thank you
Added by Arthur J. Lamberti on Apr 21, 2016 11:41 PM
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