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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Ernest Lyon JR
Arthur Lonnie Pitsonbarger
39723629 here he is he is not buried
Added by Ernest Lyon JR on Jan 15, 2017 4:59 AM
RE: Emma Jane Mcpeak Magee
Okay thank you
Added by Ck98 on Jan 14, 2017 8:03 PM
RE: Emma Jane Mcpeak Magee
Could you lool for an obit for me? Betty E. Magee Boyd. Her parents are Emma Mcpeak Magee and Ervan L. Magee , she was married to John Marion Boyd (he died after her in 2008). Betty was born June 23rd 1929 in Henderson County Illinois. She died on January 25th 2005. Her Siblings (Unknown of any are passed as of 2017) are Carol Jean MaGee Thompson and Muirel Loiuse Magee that I know of. Thanks
Added by Ck98 on Jan 12, 2017 9:13 PM
Kay Cynova
RE: Sarah Ann Manrose
I truly appreciate your efforts!
Added by Kay Cynova on Jan 01, 2017 5:01 PM
Kay Cynova
Sarah Ann Manrose
I cannot thank you enough for taking a picture of Sarah's marker!!!! She is my 4th great grandmother. Thank you so very, very much! You have made my week!!! Kay Cynova
Added by Kay Cynova on Dec 30, 2016 4:18 PM
Kathy McConnell Hudson
Rachel McCubbin
Thank you for making this memorial and transferring it to me. This is my husband's g-g grand aunt. Although her birth date looks like 1885 on the stone, I think it is 1865 which is closer to her actual birth date which appears on her birth and death records.

Kathy McConnell Hudson
Kailua, Hawaii
Added by Kathy McConnell Hudson on Dec 30, 2016 3:31 PM
Stephen Cantrell
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! Season's best to you!
Thanks for all the grave marker photos!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Dec 25, 2016 8:08 PM
Rick Trommater
RE: Jetson Putney
I found the Polley Family Cemetery in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. I didn't get the best pictures, as it was late and getting dark, but I'm in the process of creating the cemetery now.
Added by Rick Trommater on Dec 14, 2016 12:21 AM
Catherine Mader Humphrey
Melody Torrence
Hello! I am the sister of Melody Davis Torrance. Buried in Rarotonga, Il cemetery. Would you please take over her web site to complete her obituary and naming her children. Thank you.
Added by Catherine Mader Humphrey on Dec 07, 2016 2:49 PM
Helen "Nell" Manning Boylan (1889 - 1914)
Hi -

Wow ...
Thanks so very, very much for just adding this photo of the headstone for Nellie Manning just last week.

I haven't looked at my Find A Grave family pages in months, and I just happened to be looking through a few today.

Sadly, my mom just died on Sept 18 at age 90 and 8 months, so she isn't here to share this new photo with me. She would have been amazed, because there is a 99% probability that her father Archie purchased this beautiful headstone with his own money, as Nellie had no family.

Mom and I loved talking genealogy together. I told her that her life growing up in Chillicothe Illinois (near Peoria) was like a movie.

Her father Archibald Boylan was Nellie Manning's husband. Archie's second wife, after Nellie died, was my mom's mother (my grandmother) Clara Wilhelm, who lived just down the road from Archie.

My grandmother always said that Nellie Manning and her baby died simultaneously, and were buried together in the same coffin. But, she must have gotten that a bit wrong, as it appears by the headstone dates that the baby died first, and then Nellie the following year of 1914 of pneumonia. Poor thing - she had been orphaned by the age of 11 herself. But, who knows ? - When Nellie died, maybe they exhumed the baby, and buried them together. Obviously the headstone states that they are buried in one gravesite.

By the way, the guy who originally created Nellie's Find A Grave page, John Melton, was a fantastic genealogist who helped so many of us Peoria-Chillicothe families. He died unexpectedly in 2011 of a blood clot after a plane flight, only in his mid 50's, leaving his only young child. He dug up the story of Nellie Manning being the daughter of a firefighter. He was such a generous researcher. He was working on one giant tree for all the families of Chillicothe.

Sadly, mom's father Archie Boylan ended up dying in 1933 when mom was just 7 years old, of a mosquito bite from which he contracted St. Louis Encephalitis virus, a cousin of the present day West Nile virus. It was an epidemic at the time, that had started in St. Louis, moving up the rivers during the hot summer. He left behind 5 children, and eventually 18 grandchildren by the 1960's.

No life is in vain. Everyone counts, everyone is precious.

Helen "Nell" Manning Boylan (1889 - 1914)
Added by: Shawdau

Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: May 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52143022
Added by Deir on Nov 30, 2016 5:20 PM
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