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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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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
nora barton-carver
susan white dougan
hi, i noticed you sent several edits for this memorial in the wallnut hill cemetery in Indiana, would you like a transfer? I noticed your name also contained white. she is not family to me, i transfered the online transcriptions done by my great aunt who was in the historical society there before passing.
Added by nora barton-carver on Oct 06, 2014 7:17 AM
RE: Edits you sent me
your welcome. Nancy (Daisy)
Added by Daisy on Jul 12, 2014 6:02 AM
RE: Prayers
Sheila, I so deeply appreciate your thoughts and prayers for my Mama. Thank you so much. With love and huggles, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Jun 27, 2014 9:28 AM
thank u
for visiting Danny Turner,u r so kind,God Bless u
Added by L. S. BLUE. on May 11, 2014 10:55 AM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
RE: Trapper
Dear Sheila,
Thanks for the kind sound like me, I'd have been across the yard to that dog in a heartbeat, too. =) Trapper's story has been shared literally thousands of times through the web, my writing, etc. now, and the mail that I get on the photo is gives people something to think about, I think, and in some cases, it helps some to have hope and faith that there are things that we do not understand, a power or Being that will always be there for us. As I say in the memorial, the photo brought my own father great comfort when he was dying; after we had that photo come back from the photo shop, Dad never doubted again that he would not someday be reunited with Ron. Anyhow, Take Care and do stay in touch; it seems that I am always busy, but I always check my pages on here and my messages. Have a good day tomorrow - Hugs, Rhonda and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on May 10, 2014 11:25 PM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
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Dear Sheila,
Thank You for your message - I have already added you as a friend, so that I will remember to visit your pages, so yes, let's stay in touch. I have been on and offline so much for close to a year now with health issues and my mom's loss, but things are looking better...I really find a great deal of comfort in this site and am glad to be back. Re Stewie, I just came online and didn't notice whether you have visited my brother's dog, Trapper - gosh, if a person don't like animals, as far as I'm concerned, there's just not going to be much to talk about, as far as I'm concerned! Even my mom and dad, in the middle of a lifestyle that can only be described as cyclonic (I always say that a tornado would have straightened day to day life up for us), were wise and compassionate enough to love animals, and they passed that onto every one of us kids. One of my favorite memories of my mom is her rescuing an abandoned kitten in the lot where we'd pulled to read a roadmap and let us kids stretch our legs for a minute - on closer inspection, we discovered the poor little guy had been born with only one eye. I still wonder, forty years later if that's why somebody abandoned him, isn't that a shame? Anyhow, Mom bundled Claude the Cat up (I have NO idea where she got the Claude), snagged a cardboard box for him down the road, and Claude was fed with an eye dropper for the next week or so til he could lap milk up on his own. We kept that little guy with us on the road for months and when he passed - I now realize the poor thing had some sort of pneumonia - even my big tough dad cried. If you go to Dad's page, you'll see that he did not fit the makeup of a crier, either. So I am grateful for what we were taught under some very complicated circumstances, and proudly mention whenever I get a chance that I have had pet dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, a chicken named Susie Q and a pig named Freckles...and a duck named Mr. Bill (yes, I think I am clever, Mr. Bill, get it? ha!), and I will no doubt have many more four footed buddies during my time here. We are at the hospital so much right now that we don't have pets, but Gannon has a poster on his wall that shows a dog sitting amid absolute destruction, the furniture is destroyed, the walls are ruined, etc....and the caption has the dog saying "Remember, you told me this morning that you love me!" ha! Anyhow, have a good Mother's Day weekend, and if you see new people visiting your pages, hope that's ok - a site friend specifically told me about your Uncle, a veteran, whom I hope will have more visitors. =) Take Care - Rhonda and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on May 09, 2014 2:20 AM
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Hello Sheila,

Thank you so much for sponsoring my cousin Tony's memorial, that was so kind of you. He is actually my mother's 1st cousin, they were close as kids. I didn't know much about him except from her fond memories.

I am so sorry for your recent loss, your precious Stewie was adorable. It speaks volumes about you how you rescued him. I am a huge animal lover too.

Bless you. :)

Deb C
Added by D C on May 09, 2014 12:04 AM
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