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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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Paula Zimmerman
RE: Emma Long
They have updated it since then,so my question was answered.Thank you.
Added by Paula Zimmerman on Jul 18, 2016 8:14 PM
Phillip White
Grace L Weidman Hartman (#40447775)

This memorial shows her parents as Adam W Weidman (1859 - 1933) and Mary Lena Schreiner Weidman (1868 - 1949). But the obituary text says Grace Hartman was born "Williams," and she was the daughter of Clem and Emma Williams.

R, Phil White
Added by Phillip White on Jun 10, 2016 5:33 PM
Phillip White
RE: Family ties
Ah, thanks. I must be missing the part of my tree you're in. I guess the "White" commonality is just an accident ... all my Whites come from North Carolina.
Added by Phillip White on Jun 06, 2016 7:55 AM
Phillip White
Schriners and Schreiners
Actually, I just saw your name in a MyHeritage match. I guess we are related after all! Although I'm not sure how exactly.

Thanks again. Great work.
Added by Phillip White on Jun 05, 2016 10:17 AM
Phillip White
My relatives
Hi Sheila-

Thanks for all the great work you're doing! I especially appreciate the memorials you've created or maintained for my close relations in Illinois.

If you're so inclined, I'd be happy to take any or all those over. They include:
-Cousin Bertha Mary Schreiner (102452999)
-Great-great grandfather Carl Schreiner (52893700)
-Great-great-uncle Charles C. Schreiner (52893698)
-Grandfather Charles W. Schreiner (142671892)
-Mother's cousin Clyde W. Schreiner (142674375)
-Mother's cousin's wife Edna Schriner (142674501)
-Great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Schreiner (52893701)
-Grandfather's aunt Emma D. Schreiner (69204308)
-Grandfather's cousin's wife Eva Ruth Schreiner (born Sack) (52893878)
-Great-uncle Frank "Frankie" Benjamin Schreiner (142183058)
-Cousin Fred Schreiner (102452847)
-Grandfather's aunt Freda C. Schreiner (born Schmaling) (58447070)
-Great-great-uncle George G Schreiner (52893839)
-Grandfather's cousin George Henry Schreiner (84850769)
-Grandfather's cousin Harve H. Schreiner (69220422)
-Grandfather's cousin Harvy R. Schreiner (69220422)
-Great-great-uncle Henry C. Schreiner (52893695)
-Grandfather's cousin Jess William Schreiner (52893869)
-Grandfather's cousin Jesse Schreiner (69220559)
-Great-uncle John A. ("Johnny" or "Jonnie") Schriner (142671700)
-Great-great-uncle John C. Schreiner (69219933)
-Cousin John H. Schreiner (12106647)
-Cousin John P Schreiner (71900552)
-Grandfather's aunt Katherine "Kate" Schreiner (born Rahn) (69220073)
-Grandfather's aunt Katherine E. Schreiner (born Bast) (52893696)
-Grandfather's cousin Lester Earl Schreiner (69221892)
-Grandfather's cousin Levi Henry Schreiner (69220877)
-Cousin Louetta M. Schreiner (12106656)

There are quite a few more, but I'll stop there until I get some indication of your willingness to part with any of these folks.

I'm assuming you and I aren't related since I find you nowhere in my family tree -- and even though we're both named "White."

Thanks again!

Phil White (#48708224)

Added by Phillip White on Jun 03, 2016 6:14 PM
Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
Long overdue THANK YOU for visiting my memorials, really appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend

Valencia's mom

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Apr 16, 2016 9:20 AM
Mary Ranck
Alice Jane Ward Eastabrooks
Alice Jane Ward Eastabrooks born August 1846 in Waybridge, Addison County, Vermont to William D Ward and his wife Mary L. Wadleigh.
Lived in 1920 Sheridan, Wy and 1930 Newcastle, Weston Co, Wy. Most of her life in Milledgeville, Carroll County, Illinois. A directory in 1935 says she lived in Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois.
Had a son that lived in Florida and at end of her life, a Florida Death Index indicates that she died in 1940 in Orange County, Florida.
Her Husband is buried in Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville, Carroll County, Il but she is not buried there according to a cemetery person who has the records on that cemetery.

Mary Ranck
Added by Mary Ranck on Feb 20, 2016 3:02 PM
Mary Ranck
Alice Jane Ward Eastabrooks
Do you have any information about her burial.
Mary Ranck,
Added by Mary Ranck on Feb 18, 2016 11:39 AM
Carroll County Expert
If you haven't already discovered her, Caralee Aschenbrenner, of Lanark, IL is the expert for connecting anyone to their Carroll County roots. She was associated with the Library, the Museum, and the "Prairie Advocate" newspaper.
Added by P3M on Dec 18, 2015 2:51 PM
Maher Family
RE: Henry Erb
They divorced, and she remarried. So you are not really related.
Added by Maher Family on Dec 14, 2015 11:07 PM
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