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William Harrison (#47153789)
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Bio Photo In honor of my mother, Marjorie Valentine (Sims) Harrison, I am submitting her photo with my profile.
I have been working quite hard on my family history information since 1993.

I have compiled detailed enumerations for 7 1/5 cemeteries here in Coles Co, IL and have posted most of what I have on 5 of those here on Find A Grave at this time. The names of the cemeteries that I have compiled records for are: Stoner, Adkins/Woodson, Brown's (Unity) Chapel, Mt Tabor, McKenzie, Hurricane, Miller-Coartney and Fudge. I've worked some on Kickapoo (Mt Zion), Whetstone, and a few other Cemeteries. I've added links and photos to memorials for all known burials at Mt Tabor, Miller-Coartney and Fudge.
I'm adding family & requested memorials & photos for Mound/Roselawn Cem in Charleston, Bethel and Rest Haven Cems in Lafayette Twp, as well as a numerous others.

I also have over 100 Williams family kin in Harmony Cem in Cumberland Co, IL as well as having made other submissions on memorials in several other cemeteries in IA, IL, IN, OH, WV, and WA.

As a photo volunteer, I actively visit several more cemeteries in this area to search for and photograph markers.

I recently purchased bound copies of the enumerations that James Heidlebaugh compiled for Janesville (or New Gordon), Thomas Lincoln (or Old Gordon or Shiloh), and Beals Cemeteries. They are down the row readings and are VERY helpful in locating markers!

I am part of a small group working on cleanup of the Cossell Cem, located NW of Charleston. We are slowly making progress! I was recently informed that a local Boy Scout Troop has been working on the cleanup. I hope to be able to assist them when the project resumes in the fall of 2014.

I am primarily researching: Harrison, Sims, Williams, Reynolds, Malcom(b), Stotts, McCreery, Stoner, Schnorf, Adkins, Pettit. I attend the annual Sims Family Reunion at Fox Ridge State Park in Coles Co, IL.

And, recently, I have begun searching for information on my wife's ancestry. Names include: Thomas, Elder, Brooks, Blake, Johnson, Pilkington, Miller, Offill, Richards, Elliott, Norman, Davis, Wright, Wallace, Beaman, Dage, Perkins, Clark, Brockway, Cooley, Durfey, Skinner, Goodwin, Hull, Fickle, Slaymaker, Voetgling, Beck, and Tatman. (so far). We usually attend the annual Miller-Elliott Reunion in Dieterich, Effingham Co, IL.

I firmly believe that anyone capable of finding, reviewing and posting information on FAG does not need specific directives from other volunteer contributors about how to manage the memorials they have spent their time to post. If errors or omissions in content are observed, then a suggestion to the contributor with updated information or courteous guidance would definitely be appreciated.
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Avice
RE: Lillie Viola (Elliott) Stivers
You can't find any evidence that the grave marker is correct? How about the children listed in the memorial--they are all named Woodard. Lillie was my husband's grandmother and he was named Woodard. It is my feeling that somebody looking for her family would be looking for Woodards. FYI, she was also married to a Hazelrigg but I left that out entirely. Maybe I should change her last name to Woodard Hazelrigg Stivers to really screw things up.

Are you related to this person? Otherwise, I don't see why you have your panties in such a wad. There are a lot worse problems on Find A Grave than this.
Added by Avice on Oct 21, 2014 4:43 PM
Kathy Brick
RE: marker photos for Arthur & Ruby Brandvold
You're Welcome William,

I was glad that I could fill your request.

Kathy
Added by Kathy Brick on Oct 19, 2014 9:37 AM
Misty & Company
Harry Stivers
Hello Bill

Regarding your letter to us we have forwarded it to A J at Find A Grave he is a senior admin for Find A Grave and hopefully will be able to help you resolve this problem.

Regards
R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Oct 16, 2014 5:28 AM
Cheryl Behrend
RE: marker photo for Mary Anderson
Thank you. Great job.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Oct 08, 2014 6:52 PM
Ernie Chapman
RE: Posting Edits
Hi Bill, don't know why I had not caught that connection, but it is taken car of and thanks for pointing it out. This new method of entering information has me a little concerned. It seems to be automatic without any communication with the author. I have not been able to tell if a message goes to the author or not. Some changes are made right away within an hour to two and some are never made. I have reentered a few - or maybe I didn't enter them in the first place. There is no record. Hummmm!
Added by Ernie Chapman on Oct 08, 2014 6:56 AM
Cheryl Behrend
Mary Piper Anderson Photos
Thank you for adding Mary Piper Anderson photo.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Oct 08, 2014 5:42 AM
Beth & Doug
RE: Mendenhall marker photos
You are very welcome!
Added by Beth & Doug on Oct 07, 2014 4:45 PM
Sheri West
John & Florence Hill
Thank you so much for their tombstone photo :)
Added by Sheri West on Oct 05, 2014 1:40 PM
Fred Cornelius Cohoon
RE: Bio update for Kenneth Warren
I am not real well and don't work on find a grav e every DAY = sorry
I think I have up dated what I had. PLEASE check and if I need to up date more let me know
Thank you for your help
Added by Fred Cornelius Cohoon on Oct 05, 2014 10:45 AM
Patti Carlile
Vera Wheeler Birch
Thank you for correcting the cemetery information for my grandmother's family. I have corrected her burial place to Mound Cemetery. Thank you again for all of your hard work and contributions to a wonderful site. Patti Birch Carlile
Added by Patti Carlile on Oct 05, 2014 7:39 AM
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