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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

4/16/2015: Today is a very sad day for my son and his girlfriend who lost their precious, beautiful Maeve. She had a wonderful life and was loved very much. She was very special. I fell in love with her the moment I met her.

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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RE: John & Iva Peat
It was my pleasure!
Added by JSOrorke on Nov 09, 2015 6:28 AM
RE: Raymond & Leona Schoonhoven
You're welcome. I looked at your photo requests and realized that you had one in my county, a cemetery I'd never been to. (I thought I knew all Ogle County cemeteries, but this was a new one on me.) What a well-kept, lovely little cemetery! I have relatives of my own in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, so next time I'm there, I'll try to get those photos for you.
Added by JSOrorke on Oct 04, 2015 7:42 AM
RE: Leroy Kosier
You're so welcome. I believe you had another request for that cemetery but I'm afraid it's such a large cemetery that we couldn't cover it all.
Added by JSOrorke on Oct 02, 2015 3:34 PM
K Markwardt-Blakewell
RE: Russell Metz Drew #82844057
Thank you. A message like this really makes the time and effort all worthwhile.
Added by K Markwardt-Blakewell on Oct 01, 2015 2:08 PM
Jacki Bierma
RE: William J Bowers
Thank you for taking care of this.

Added by Jacki Bierma on Sep 28, 2015 9:03 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Thank you from Maeve and me
If you go to Boo Radley's Find A Grave page, there is a picture of her with Boo. She is still living but that was a cute photo. The markings are so similar.
Added by Judy Miller on Sep 19, 2015 8:34 AM
Eva Goeken
James Allen Light, Sr
Thank you so much for sponsoring my nephew's memorial.Eva Light Goeken
Added by Eva Goeken on Sep 04, 2015 9:24 AM
Hello Stranger than me
I pray you are doing well, I did see you had been working on your family tree again, so im guessing you are feeling some what better than last time we had any contact.

as you are aware i rarely do Find A Grave at this point, but you are always in my thoughts, and like to see your name as i link families and add memorials to Find A Grave in Carroll county, knowing you will eventually find them HA

Best regards my Friend
Mr. B
Added by Mr.B on Aug 30, 2015 9:49 AM
RE: Edward Miller, wife & daughter
You are so very welcome.
I also have a correction.
Both my Grandfather and Great-Granfather were named Edward Miller.
Sad to say I never knew either man as they had both passed away before I was born.
Thanks again for the request.

Added by DDM on Jun 09, 2015 4:59 AM
Edward Miller
This was a great request!! Thank you very much.
First off, yes Grace is buried next to Edward in this cemetery. No need to add a request. I have already posted pictures on her Memorial Page.
With them is also buried their daughter Edith, or Eddie. I have to admit I read that wrong thinking is was a son.
I have also added photos to her Memorial Page.
As a side note, my Grandfather, who was from Oakes, ND, was also name Edward Miller. His nickname, of course, was Eddy. This of course is why I assumed Eddie was a boy.
What fun!!!
Thanks again.
I hope you enjoy all of the pictures.

Added by DDM on Jun 07, 2015 5:46 PM
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