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Georgia Smith (#47354539)
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Bio Photo My family tree research includes the families of:

Young,Boone,Day,Baughman,Bennett,Turner-my mother's side
Stout,Snell,Martyn/Martin,Entwistle-my father's side
Smith,Defore,Laska-my husband's side
Rutkowski,Narczewski-my ex-husband's side

and of course the many other branches of my tree.
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Sandra Taylor
RE: bessie & dewey
Looking forward to their obits. Thanks!
Added by Sandra Taylor on Nov 13, 2014 6:59 PM
Sandra Taylor
RE: Bessie Marie Higgs and Dewey Boone
Thank you for checking with your/our cousin. If we could get an obit that would be wonderful. I live in South Carolina, so it is not something I can do very easily. It is good we can find relatives and fill in some pieces. I have confirmed documentation of my lineage to my 2nd great grandmother, Letitia Ann Smith Conley. I have been able to find the grave site of my 3rd great grandfather, Squire Lowry Smith, Sr in Illinois. I have not been able to locate his wife, Leticia B Oldham; we have so many different spellings of her first name it makes it difficult. I have traced her to 1900, when her daughter, Mary Conley was living with her in Clay County, Illinois. I'll let you know if I find anything else on Bessie (Higgs) or Dewey Boone.
Added by Sandra Taylor on Nov 06, 2014 9:28 PM
Sandra Taylor
Bessie Marie Higgs and Dewey Boone
It is nice to meet another family member. We are related by their marriage; however, I also have a lot of Smith family members in my line. Maybe I will find a closer relationship in my search. Thank you for adding the information on their memorial pages. I have been working on the children of Hetty May Smith (2nd cousin 3x removed) and James Washington Higgs this week. I have positive DNA results in Hetty's family line, which is exciting to find. Do you know if Bessie and Dewey had any children?
Added by Sandra Taylor on Nov 03, 2014 5:34 AM
Kathy's kin n more
RE: entwistle obituaries
Added by Kathy's kin n more on Oct 20, 2014 1:37 AM
D. Scott Wilcher
RE: Edrington headstone
Thanks and your welcome! You are welcome to use any pictures that I have posted on the site.
Added by D. Scott Wilcher on Oct 15, 2014 5:04 PM
J. Edward Ross
William James Hunter II memorial
Please remove the photo of Mr Hunter's obitar that you uploaded to his page (53187987). I've entered the information in the appropriate fields where it belongs.

Please read my profile page regarding posting non-photograph pictures of text.

Also see the Find A Grave FAQs regarding photographs of obituaries.

In the future, if you wish to see information added to one of my memorial pages please use the "Edit" tab and appropriate request links.

Thank you,
Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Oct 14, 2014 6:50 AM
Holtz in Oakwood
Thank you so much. I am in Springfield, so if you ever need anything from the State Archives, let me know. I also have access to the Springfield papers from the mid-1800s to the present, if that is ever helpful.
Added by kayteekathy on Oct 03, 2014 6:33 AM
Holtz in Oakwood
Thank you so much for all the information and the correction. I will attempt to see if there are any death records in LaSalle for Elisa. I have checked the Illinois Archives death index on line for pre-1916 deaths and found no listing there. I’ve also been to the Illinois Archives and found nothing on their microfilms, but honestly anymore I don’t remember if her death date was covered. I was able to find her husband, William G. Holtz’s death record. Interestingly his mother’s name is listed as Fredika (husband Helmuth), which is so close to the Friedericka you have found. I have no idea if William’s parents ever came to the United States or if she remarried. This will give me a new angle to research. There must be some relationship. I see that William and Elisa’s son Otto is buried “next door” in 83L, so perhaps Friedericka belongs with them.

I remain on the lookout for a Hedwig Holtz. I believe I have found the 1890 immigration records for the Holtz family, but it includes an additional child Hedwig, dob 1886. No one in the family has ever heard of her, so I keep hoping to find some record of her around LaSalle to confirm I have the correct family. If I have the correct immigration records, I suspect she died young in LaSalle.

I would appreciate the transfer of William, Elisa and the infant. I will leave their other child, Otto Sr. and his family with you, in case that branch of the family ever comes looking for them. If you could link Otto (105190379), to his parents at your convenience, I would appreciate that. I’m still learning how all of this works but I think we can only link to parents and spouses, not children.

Once again, thank you for everything.
Added by kayteekathy on Oct 02, 2014 7:29 AM
Tom C
Many thanks for the photo's of the Franks, and Franz. Do you know if any records exist that would indicate if Alma's grave ever had a stone?
Thanks Tom
Added by Tom C on Sep 30, 2014 7:29 PM
Holtz in Oakwood
I want to thank you for finding the graves of my great-grandparents, William and Elisa Holtz (105190401, 105190434). You have also helped to confirm a story I had heard from the family that Elisa died in child birth with twins or triplets, since you also included the unmarked grave of an infant Holtz (105190461), who died six days after Elisa. It is my understanding that the children sadly did not survive and one or more may have been buried in Elisa’s casket. I was curious as to how you found information about the unmarked grave. Are there written records for Oakwood? If so, I suspect there may have been an error in the records, since the infant is listed as being born six days after Elisa’s death and it seems they must be related. If you can guide me in a direction to find out more information about these burials, I would be greatly interested. If there is no additional information, I am so glad to have something to substantiate the family oral history.
Added by kayteekathy on Sep 29, 2014 11:58 AM
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