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Dona McPhillips (#47087008)
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Bio Photo I started the genealogy trail back in 1967 but got sidetracted by work etc. Only with my retirement,(2008), did I restart this passion. I trace my family, paint, write. In 2011, I traveled from state to state visiting the family graves. In spring of 2012, I finally made it to Ireland.
I am particularly focused on doing findagrave biographies with photos of relations and getting them all linked.
My surnames are;, McPHILLIPS,LYNCH, SULLIVAN, McCABE, BOLSINGER/BALSINGER, ARMSTRONG, KERNAHAN, FISHER, CRAFT, HIGGINBOTHAM, KEENER, CANTRELL, CHASTAIN, HAYES/HAYS, and WHITEHEAD. I've been helped by so many seasoned genealogists across the states. What a great bunch of people do this!!!

If someone wants to copy my pictures I would like credit as being the source for them and it would be nice to have a heads up so I can check the facts that are presented about them. These people are my family so I appreciate this coordination and teamwork. Thank you.

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RE: Armstrong/Arnold discrepancy
It's never a waste of time to get things straight so I don't mind taking the time to sort it out. Hope you find the Armstrong you are looking for!
Added by BjJ on Jul 21, 2014 5:09 PM
Mary D
Elizabeth Cantrell
I checked with the cemetery and they have no record of her burial at Sunset Hills. Are you certain that she is deceased? I ask because the person who originally created memorials did so based on a combination of stones and burial records. I have found that some of the memorials are for people who are still alive. I am uploading a photo with her name on it, but I don't think she's buried there.

The lot location is Devotion, lot 119A, space 7 D/D. The D/D means double depth. When she passes, she and James will be buried one on top of the other. She is listed as the owner of the plot.

If there's anything else I can do for you, please let me know. Have a great day.
Added by Mary D on Jul 21, 2014 5:03 PM
L.V. Armstrong photo request
Hi - I noticed your photo request for this person buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL. I noted a problem and deleted the request, because this is an erroneous entry and the name for this person should be L. V. Arnold, not Armstrong. The cemetery records for that date states Arnold and the obituary also states Arnold....just a mistake on the member's part who added her. She has a correct listing with photo so your request does help me get this erroneous one deleted. However, it doesn't help you much other than to know this isn't who you were hoping it was! :)
Added by BjJ on Jul 20, 2014 1:54 PM
Brian J. Ensley
Okay- thanks for the update!
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 16, 2014 4:10 PM
Brian J. Ensley
I'm doing a project on the early families of St. Columba's Catholic Church in Johnstown and some of the names you're researching are also some of the same surnames that belonged to that church. By chance did your members of these families come from Johnstown?
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 16, 2014 1:23 PM
Carl H
John Campbell
I took photos of all the Campbells I saw in Fall Creek Cemetery, Henderson Co. Illinois.

I'll upload them in the next few days.

Added by Carl H on Jul 15, 2014 12:45 AM
S. J. Noel Kondek
RE: McCabe in Ireland
Click Begin New Search in the Actions box to the left. When the F.A.G. Search Form displays, enter the memorial # in the Memorial # field and then click Search. The memorial should display.

Yep, I know what you mean about the long drive. I'm no longer in the PA area and the trip is an all-day trip from CA these days. Doesn't look like we have the shared Irish ancestry, but we do have the shared interest! Good luck!
Added by S. J. Noel Kondek on Jun 25, 2014 12:36 AM
S. J. Noel Kondek
McCabe in Ireland
I added a new McCabe in Ireland (died in Calif.) and thought you might be interested: #131675868. I've included a bio from his obit and created a new cemetery according to the info in the obit. If you know the area better - or different, please advise. I noticed that you and I have a mutual F.A.G. friend in Brian and suspect that we may share Irish ancestry interests in PA.
Added by S. J. Noel Kondek on Jun 21, 2014 8:42 PM
RE: William H Wade
It's my pleasure! I love getting to the bottom of things! What do you know about your William Wade? Is he definitely buried on Long Island?
Added by Cymburleigh on May 31, 2014 6:24 AM
William H Wade
Hi Dona,

I have some exciting news for you regarding William H Wade! I solved the mystery! I went back down to the office at Huntington Rural and looked him up in their computer system again and then looked further in the original handwritten log book from 1897. I discovered that William H Wade was indeed buried at Huntington Rural with his father William A B Wade and mother Eliza on Feb 18, 1897 and then there was a notation in the log book that stated that he was then in fact removed to Amityville Cemetery on April 29, 1914. So you were right! He must have been removed to be buried in his wife's plot in Amityville! So glad we cracked the case!

Added by Cymburleigh on May 29, 2014 1:19 PM
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