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BobH (#47539390)
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What a great site. I found it a few years ago while researchig family and decided to add local graves. Most entries are for Illinois cemeteries; mainly Bluff City in Elgin, but other cemeteries, too.

If I have added a duplicate memorial, please let me know.

Most entries for deaths prior to 1995 are from grave photos. I am working to get all the photos uploaded, but this is a slow process. If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, just ask (via edit/suggest a correction) and if I have a photo of that grave I will expedite the upload. Many memorials from 1995 and later are obituary based and there is a higher chance that I do not have a photo. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not include obituaries (in rare circumstances, I make exceptions), but will add excerpts; I will not include names of living persons.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I will generally attempt to confirm the information first, though.

If you would like a transfer, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

Most photos include a geotag in the metadata.
This information can be mapped by uploading the photo to Jeffery's EXIF viewer at:

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Sue D
Phillip Hermann
Thank you so much for this picture. I really appreciate it!
Added by Sue D on Sep 30, 2014 8:56 PM
Debbie B
Wilcox family at Bluff City
Hi Bob, thanks for the photos and for accepting edits. Your taking the time to document these burials is much appreciated.
Added by Debbie B on Sep 29, 2014 7:31 PM
Katharine P. Pyott
RE: HUBBARD family
Thanks for the Hubbard updates. I was not aware of William (1877-1877) and Winifred (1875-1876) or that Charlotte, b. 1879, had d. in 1882, but am not surprised to see that there were earlier children than Charlotte, since Callie and William were m. in 1872. I also have an Ethel M., b. 1887 and Marguerite E. (apparently Marguerite Eunice [Hubbard] Weld [1891-1981]), but haven't had a chance to look at the list of 40 Hubbards shown buried at Bluff City to see if they are on it. His parents are there: William G (1804-1883), Memorial #67658838, and Charlotte (Wright), (1817-1885), #98627729. Looking up the rest of the clan will have to wait.
I don't know how familiar you are with Chicago's north suburbs, but apparently these were the Hubbards of Hubbard Woods (a rather elite section of Winnetka)!
I am basically out of time to keep working with genealogy, getting ready for a rare visit from our son in L.A., but looking forward to more ancestor-hunting after we visit our other son and his 3 daughters in FL at Thanksgiving.
Added by Katharine P. Pyott on Sep 28, 2014 9:12 PM
Katharine P. Pyott
CALLIE, not Carrie, (Edwards) HUBBARD
Oops-Lucy J.'s 2nd sister was CALLIE, not Carrie (Memorial #98627728). She was named after a relative named Caroline, so I sometimes have trouble keeping this straight. Sorry about that!
Katharine Parr Pyott
Added by Katharine P. Pyott on Sep 25, 2014 10:29 PM
Katharine P. Pyott
Franklin Crum Hubbard
After trying to track down Franklin, I don't think he was a child of William and Carrie (Edwards) Hubbard. There is another group of Hubbards who lived in Iowa (possibly cousins?) with similar names and dates. I have dropped him from Callie's family in my records; should he be be un-mentioned in the Bluff City listing also? If so, who should make the change?
Thanks again for your help with adding Eunice Edwards' maiden name, HOUSE. It also got corrected in Tracey's listings for Eunice and Frederick.
Lucy J. had two sisters, one of whom you have already listed as Carrie Edwards HUBBARD, memorial #98627728. I will contact Tracy about her.
The other sister, Julia (called Juliette in the 1850 US Census), was born about 1844. "Juliette" appeared with her family in the 1850 census, and "Julia" in 1860 & 1870, but I have not yet been able to find any trace of her after that. She does not seem to be buried at Bluff City. If she died soon after the 1870 census while the family still lived in Champaign, IL, she might be at Mt. Hope in Urbana, with several of her relatives; I will check with Mt. Hope.
Meanwhile, I'll contact Tracey about the two additional Edwards children, before I run out of time to work on this project.
Katharine Parr Pyott
Added by Katharine P. Pyott on Sep 25, 2014 9:40 PM
Katharine P. Pyott
RE: Eunice (nee House) Edwards
Thanks for the information - I am relatively new to working with FindAGrave, and still have a lot to learn. I did get what struck me as a rather odd response to my efforts to add Eunice's maiden name, which basically said my records don't agree with their records, so mine are no good. So I was going to give up on that entry. But I will follow your helpful advice and try again.
Katharine Parr Pyott
Added by Katharine P. Pyott on Sep 23, 2014 9:05 PM
Kim Webb Toth-Tevel
I appreciate the photo!!
Added by Kim Webb Toth-Tevel on Sep 22, 2014 6:03 PM
Cynthia Duran
Info please
I am researching my family history and need so e further info on # 117639143...
Is there a grave stone that can be photoed?
Is there a contact person for the grave yard that might have further grave records or funeral home info for this burial?
Sorry so many questions, but I have hit a brick wall here.

Thank you
Cyndi Putney Duran
Added by Cynthia Duran on Sep 20, 2014 10:19 AM
Susan Smith
Memorial #98629165
"Nadine Poore is named as a surviving daughter in the September 1968 Obituary for Sephronia Silkwood.:
"Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Susie Bond of East Alton and Mrs. Nadine Poore of Elgin;"

The 1930 Franklin Co., Illinois census lists Nadean age 10 as daughter in the Household of George & Sephronia Silkwood.

You have listed her maiden name as Reed on Is there a record at the cemetery that gives her maiden name?
Added by Susan Smith on Sep 12, 2014 5:58 PM
Jody Hansen
Richard Paulus
Thank you so much for the photo of Richard Paulus' headstone. It's very much appreciated.
Added by Jody Hansen on Sep 08, 2014 3:18 PM
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