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Barb McQueen (#47086615)
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Bio Photo I am an avid geneologist and enjoy helping others locate their ancesters and possible info found on gravestones. I live in Clark Co Illinois and would prefer to only recieve requests for Clark County. Lately I have been getting requests that are very far away. My close friend, Judy Bucher worked with me for findagrave. Since her passing last year, it is harder to find friends willing and/or able to help me. I am a retired special education teacher and have been involved in Wabash Valley Geneology Society and several other groups. I believe in keeping very active and walk several miles each week. This keeps me in shape for travel and for findagrave.
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Suzanne Barclay
Reta Pafford Plymouth Cemetery
Hello. You had photographed Reta Pafford's stone in 2009 and it only showed her birthdate. Next to her stone is one for my first cousin, Eric Mark Pafford which states "son" on it.

My mother (age 91) is ALWAYS saying "you should have" which is true in this case (but don't tell her she is right !!!) My uncle (a scoundrel) apparently married Reta when she was expecting Mark (as we called him) but NO ONE seemed to know about that wedding. In 1978, Mark tracked me down and we met several times before his passing.

My uncle married again (a redheaded daughter who he kidnapped from her mother) and then again and had my 2 first cousins now living in Arizona.

I "should have" asked Reta about that first marriage but didn't. I have made a number of attempts to find her (she would be 94 now) but no luck. So. The bottom line: can you easily find out if there is now another date on her stone, indicating she has died ? If she has, I would like to have that date AND I will no longer look to find her among the living. Thank you VERY much.
Added by Suzanne Barclay on Aug 21, 2015 3:04 PM
RE: Great grandparents
I'm sorry I do not know anything about the Abell and Malone families.
Added by Audrey on Aug 16, 2015 6:37 PM
RE: Adopted daughter's children
Just wanted to let you know that I directly sent you a private email yesterday on Catherine Ann (Abell/Malone) Tinsman. Since then, I was able to find more information on the couple I think are her birth parents. I was able to confirm that they had a daughter named Catherine Ann Abell. Please tell me if you have not received my private email.
Added by thegentlemansurfer on Aug 09, 2015 9:11 AM
Drew Shreeves
Snyder Grandparents
Peter Snyder

When Peter Snyder was born on January 22, 1762, in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, his father, Johan, was 33 and his mother, Maria, was 22. He married Catharine Fior in 1796 in Pennsylvania. They had three children during their marriage. He died in 1810 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 48, and was buried in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Added by Drew Shreeves on Jul 28, 2015 12:09 AM
Drew Shreeves
Andrew & Christiana
I did some digging for you and found Andrew & Christiana Snyder's grandparents.

Added by Drew Shreeves on Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: I think I goofed
I had e-mailed with a Gallager (sp) descendant about several memorials. She may have deleted hers. At one time there were two. I always double & triple check that kind of thing and have more a window open for each memorial and have them up at the same time. I had told her I'd sent the update to had the oldest memorial and I don't remember if that was you or her as there was more than one. I know you had pictures on yours and she had some more detailed info. The old cemetery reading book isn't always accurate and some of the readings were from church records, which I think is where most of the inaccuracy was. I apologize for this happening.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 28, 2015 2:41 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Eitel family
Barb, I forgot to tell you, I live in South Elgin, IL (about 40 miles west of Chicago). I was born in Paris, IL. Moved up here in 1962. My heart still lies in Clark and Edgar Co. though.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 24, 2015 10:42 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Eitel family
I am related to Patti and we talk and e-mail fairly often. She's helped me and I help her, when I can. I should call you when we're coming back to Marshall again. I use DaleAnn's book to find graves up to 2005 and I got the name & # of the Sexton for later ones. Jeff Pearce is helping me...what a nice young man!!! If I had a daughter.....My sister navigates me around the cemetery (she's 74) and I get out and do the walking. Seem's like it's always hot though and no matter what, I end up sweating all over my head and then start getting crabby. LOL! I'm so glad I have her for genealogy and a 1st cousin 1x removed, Margaret Ann McGee Cullop. She lives in Indianapolis now and always meets us and stays at same hotel in Terre Haute. She's got the patience of a saint.
Say, I sent you a couple of other requests on adding some obituaries. Did you get those?
e-mail me back at This is getting long for Find A Grave. LOL!
Looking forward to hear from you.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 24, 2015 6:13 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Eitel family
Hi Barb,
I didn't know that was Carla's dad! I don't know him or related in anyway. I'm going thru a cemetery book for Marshall Cem. that DaleAnn Miller made a few years back and has a list of people with no headstones (I'm finding not entirely accurate). Anyway, as I'm going thru the old newspapers, I'm printing out all the obit's I see and submitting them so families can have the information. I know it sure helps when I find an obit. Did you finally get into the DAR? If so, maybe we can meet one of these days. I'd like to get to a meeting at least once a year. I usually make it 2 times a year, once in May (no meetings in May) and then try for Sept. or Oct. when it's cooler so I can headstone photo's in Marshall and/or Grandview, depending on my time constraints.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 23, 2015 4:01 PM
Lori Bell
Gallagher in St Mary's - Marshall
Hi Barb

I wanted to let you know that you have two different people in one memorial -

Find A Grave Memorial# 36935003

Loretta Gallagher is my maternal grandmother - her BROTHER is Eugene Patrick Gallagher - he was was born on St Patrick's day in 1922 - thus his middle name.

Loretta's SON, Eugene David is buried in the plot with her - he was born in 1944 as can clearly be read on the headstone.
Added by Lori Bell on Mar 17, 2015 8:55 AM
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