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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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Walter S Yarwood
I do not post obits for two main reasons. One, they often contain names of living persons who might not want their name posted; and, two, obituaries are copyrighted material and it is a copyright infringement to post them without publisher permission. Having said that, I have posted the obit with names of his sons deleted.
Added by BobH on Dec 11, 2014 10:03 AM
RE: Daniel Flanders # 104229091
So sorry, you're right. I went back and looked, and your info. was right. Take care to have a great day!!! Lavender
Added by lavender on Dec 10, 2014 3:50 PM
Esther Kinder
RE: Beatrice Rahn White
You are so very welcome Sheila. It is an honor for me to leave flowers on our loved ones gone before us.
Added by Esther Kinder on Dec 09, 2014 8:56 AM
Daniel Flanders # 104229091
Good morning, I'll go back and see if I can figure out where I came up w/ the info. Thankyou, Lavender
Added by lavender on Dec 08, 2014 12:19 PM
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RE: Leona Easton
So glad you like the photo we took! The area of the cemetery she is buried in is very shady with several old trees. Thanks for allowing us to use this grave to learn about local history.
Added by Project Next Generation@ ... on Nov 10, 2014 9:59 AM
D.Frederick Birely
Catharine Rahn Alderfer
Added by D.Frederick Birely on Oct 22, 2014 7:05 PM
thank you for sponsoring drago the dog. It is nice to see others who care for animals as I do. All creatures deserve to be remembered.
Added by AngelWings on Oct 21, 2014 8:50 PM
nora barton-carver
Elizabeth White Barton
hi, just ran across a memorial for Elizabeth White married to Stephen Barton as I was looking for additional information on my Barton tree, they are distant cousins, the manager transfered her to me. was wondering if she might be one of your whites? daughter of Samuel E. White from Pensylvania and Martha Ann Lawrence from Ohio b. 1839 d. 1917 Warrick co. Indiana and buried in Degonia Springs (also known as Bakers chapel in some records) if you think she might be yours, i have more of her family info and i would be happy to shoot you a transfer of any of those i have as well, they are not directly related to me so i really just stumbled on them. being as they are near the area your Sarah was buried in I thought its a good posibility of a relation.
Added by nora barton-carver on Oct 11, 2014 9:03 AM
nora barton-carver
Dougans, Indiana
almost forgot, also sent her husbands memorial over for you, i added what census and other record info i could find on them at the time i created the memorial, hopefully some of that info will help you fill in some blanks on them.
Added by nora barton-carver on Oct 07, 2014 2:33 PM
nora barton-carver
Susan white dougan
np! glad to be of help, im transferiing her now, if you are doing Dougan research and if you happen across a Sarah F. Dougan, from Indiana, could you give me a shout, she was married to my 5th great grandfather in Indiana as his third wife Dougan was her 1st married name her father was Samuel Jeffries from Pensylvania, weve all been wondering what happened to her after he died, shes not in the cemetery with him. and if you find any more memorials in that area youd like to have just let me know, ill be GLAD to transfer, im not actively researching those at the moment because ive been working on all the ones that are directly related to my family and id be glad to see them get some attention from someone who knows more about them.
Added by nora barton-carver on Oct 07, 2014 2:29 PM
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