Dear Ancestor, Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and date are chisled out On polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that I exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear ancestor, the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonded if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday, I would find this spot, And come to visit you. Author Unknown
Charlotte Dixon Young Hi Jody You connected my mother (Edith Geraldine Young Meredith Feilbach) to her father (Jerry Wilson Young) awhile back (Clarendon Hills). My grandfather's second wife was Charlotte Dixon Young. She is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium in Skokie -- Memorial #144546652. Are you able to make the connection for these two people? Thank you for your help with my mother. Louise Calaway
Hugne Olson Jody, The tombstone photo of Find A Grave for Hugne Olson is not for him, but a photo his wife's tombstone. On the stone: Waljer L. Likness/Linnes (she was born in Leknes, Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, so she evidentley used the farm name as a surname). Next line on the tombstone: Kone ... (Kone is the common word in Norwegian for Wife. The unreadable letters is probably: of) So, she is the wife of Hugne Olson. Fodtden 26 June 1827 (Born 26 June 1827) Dodden 8 June 1880 (Died 8 June 1880) Akder 53 Aar og 8 dage (Age 53 years and 8 days) Likeness Valjer Larsdatter (Mrs.) Jun 26 1827 Leknes, Norway Jun 8 1880 Kendall Co., IL 53 WL WLCRFun (Her funeral was at the West Lisbon Church.) Source: Elmer Dickson Valgjer Larsdr Leknaes Birth 26 JUN 1827 Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway Death 8 JUN 1880 Kendall, Kendall, Illinois (unknown source) Oleson Hugne 1827 1880 Owner lost 1-8 2 96 6 WLLCA, p19 (this is from the West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery Association book) Olson Hugne 1827 Norway, Europe 1880 cemetery rec. WL Source: Elmer Dickson. Hope this helps, O. S. Thompson
VanBibber I seen that you had a photo request for Ratliff VanBibber in James Cemetery/Evansville. I was walking the Locust Hill Cemetery and came across a Thomas J VanBibber (1883-1936). I have added it to find a grave's website. I would assume VanBibber is a rather unique name so I thought I would pass this info on to you.