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Nancy Stout (#47697610)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy for 30 years and have written over a dozen family history books, the first one being in 1979. The majority of our family vacations in the 1980s & 1990s revolved around cemeteries and visiting relatives. (Our kids ask why there are so many photos of them posing on headstones!)

When I started on FindAGrave, I kept busy adding our own family members. I knew where most were buried but some had to be searched for. In 2013, my husband and I took a trip through Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota and, in the process, found lots of folks to whom we were not related. I've created memorials for them adding as much additional information as I could find. We were able to fill dozens of photo requests; it felt good being able to pay forward all of the requests that volunteers have filled for us.

I endeavor to make memorials as complete as possible, including headstone photos, bios and links. (By the way, I have gotten permission from several newspapers for the obits I have posted.)

Most of our memorials are family members, but we'll happily consider transfers if you are more closely related.

You are welcome to use any of the photos we have posted but we would enjoy hearing from you if you do use any.

FindAGrave has added so much to my life. I love being a part of it!

p.s. I no longer add "burial unknown" memorials, and am working on the remaining 9. At this point, I have 123 cremations, 1 donated to science, 2 lost at sea and 2 in unmarked graves.
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Messages left for Nancy Stout (296)[Leave Message]
Cathy Beaudoin
RE: Hill Photos
You are most welcome.
Added by Cathy Beaudoin on Oct 18, 2014 7:37 PM
M Nisbet
RE: Francis Ludwig Headstone
You are very welcome, it was my pleasure.
Added by M Nisbet on Oct 15, 2014 4:06 PM
Joan Holland
Please rewrite the obit and leave out living relatives. Thanks...I changed it to KANE.
Added by JAN on Oct 14, 2014 7:39 PM
Joan Holland
I just want to check for sure if her birth was in COOK Co and not KANE Co. Most of Elgin is in KANE Co. I will wait to hear from you.....thanks.
Added by JAN on Oct 14, 2014 1:22 PM
RE: Colville Graves
Hi Nancy, ya leave the request, we do have a few members that look in that cemetery, maybe some newer eye's could find it. Bob.
Added by Bob on Oct 13, 2014 2:52 PM
RE: Colville Graves
Hi Nancy, ya I couldn't believe they were unmarked . Leave your request open in case I missed them. Take care, Bob.
Added by Bob on Oct 12, 2014 6:17 PM
RE: Richard & Phyllis Hobbs
wish I could help. did find a Darren Kent Hobbs 1960 - 1972 in Barrhead on the AGS Cemetery database, but the list was revised in 2005 so does not have Richard & Phillis on it.
Added by Alison on Oct 01, 2014 3:41 PM
Richard & Phyllis Hobbs
Hi Nancy,

If you would contact the cemetery
they should be able to give you a plot number and that would make it so much easier for someone to fulfill your photo request.
Added by Alison on Sep 30, 2014 7:34 PM
Arthur E Sawyer
Thank you, Nancy, for putting up the photo of Arthur's gravestone. I have posted the photo in my family tree on, citing you as the photographer and the web address of the memorial as the source.

You were extra kind to add the location in the cemetery. Arthur was my husband's maternal grandfather. Knowing exactly where the grave is located will make it easier for us and for his cousin to locate the grave.
Added by JackiMex on Sep 24, 2014 8:40 PM
RE: Addie Wells
You are welcome! When I encounter a family plot like that, I figure it takes very little time to photograph the whole thing and may save time in the longrun as there may be requests added for those graves later and here I am already in the spot! I wish I had made a note about the exact location of the two children. I THINK they were to the right of Addie. I do plan to return there this fall to fulfill more requests since there were so many that I couldn't get to them all yesterday. I will try to double check on that and let you know. I, too, was delighted by the musical carvings on the Etling monument, because I am a musician myself. It peaked my curiosity! Then I saw the info on their memorial that they were music teachers. Such a nice touch to include that on their marker!
Added by Vonette on Sep 22, 2014 9:29 AM
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