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Frances Rothhammer (#47758400)
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 • 15 Memorials Added
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D. R. Walls
Thomas Moore Loy Sr
Hi Frances,

Three years ago you posted photos of Thomas M. Loy. (At present, listing says "Thomas Mathew Loy" but primary records show he was "Thomas Moore Loy" and son "Thomas Moore Loy, Jr.") Many thanks for adding these photos.

I was curious how you came about them and source of how photos were identified as this Thomas. Once someone sent me an old photo of "my grandmother." I knew it wasn't her, despite her name being on it. Later I found her sister-in-law also went by "Susie." Both shared same names until my grandma married. So photo ID mix-ups can easily happen when ancestors share same names.

There were several Thomas Loys living at the same time in Effingham County, Illinois. I'd not seen photos of any. As Thomas M. Loy Sr. died in 1868, when Cabinet Cards weren't popular (they didn't become popular until 1880s), I'm inclined to think these photos are of son Thomas M. Loy, Jr., a barber in the city of Effingham.

Thomas M. Sr. also had a nephew Thomas Loy, recorded earlier in life also as Thomas M. Loy. But after the Civil War, he began using name "Thomas S. Loy." This was my g-g-grandfather's brother. As long as the photos were identified as "Thomas M. Loy" and not just "Thomas Loy" I think it could be narrowed down to Thomas M. Loy Jr.

Thanks again for helping me verify the photos.
Added by D. R. Walls on Jul 29, 2015 11:14 PM
RE: Rushing
Go to the main page for Ida Mission Cemetery and look at the picture. It lists six phone numbers of the board members for the cemetery. Hope that helps! CJ
Added by CJ on Sep 26, 2013 1:05 PM
RE: George Rushing Jr.
I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the family. Just took photos at that cemetery to fulfill a request. Sorry I couldn't be of any help! CJ
Added by CJ on Sep 25, 2013 6:55 PM
William Brown
Zona Fuller Throops
Thank you for your assistance. I finally reached her son and he says that she doesn't have a headstone.

Added by William Brown on Sep 10, 2012 4:25 PM
RE: E. K. Baker
Did you put it on the memorial? If not you can if you want to. Did you check for the other two.
I understand when you are knew you don't quite know what you are suppose to do. I was that way when I started so don't feel bad. Just let me know what I need to do since I claimed them. Joanne
Added by Joanne on Aug 18, 2012 3:06 PM
Janet Davis
Margaret D. Rains
How delighted I am that I created a memorial for her! I transferred the memorial to you so you can make the corrections and additions, Frances. I love the photos!
Added by Janet Davis on Apr 19, 2012 8:51 AM
Donna Rankin * Searching the Past
Be careful...this site is VERY addictive! Welcome aboard!
Added by Donna Rankin * Searching ... on Mar 28, 2012 5:45 AM

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