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Gale Cottrell (#47855496)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo My husband and I have been researching our family history since 1980 and learn something new every day. It is not easy and there's a lot of misinformation out there. Be sure of your records; get several verifications and have fun. Most of all be courteous - most of the people you will meet are volunteers and will go out of their way to help you.

Most of the entries are ancesters, close friends of my Mom and Dad or members of our parish family. I am happy to add bios, connect to other family members or assist with family lines.

I have no objection to use of pictures I have added.
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Dee E
RE: Edward James Burgan
Hi Gale,
I may not get back to Oak Lawn until Spring but in the meantime you could put in a photo request. Do you happen to know the section of Oak Lawn where he's buried. I cannot remember since it's a huge cemetery and don't know why I wouldn't have taken all the photos in their plot while there. Regards, Dee
Added by Dee E on Jan 17, 2016 12:22 PM
Marcellus Burgan & Poole/Garrison/Scott family photo
I uploaded one of the old family photos which several of us are working on to identify- to your Marcellus Burgan entry so you too could see it. Could you confirm that he is the man in the hat, with his wife and son in law [Bradbury Poole husband of Stella "Aunt Polly" Burgan] behind him? Thanks in advance for any clues. See pic caption.

There are also others who bear a resemblance to Burgan photos which you have posted--so thank you for any clues. Many are in my line but its a work in process...My grandfather born 1898, Stuart Richey Garrison, is pictured as a young man (in suit, standing, front right), say 18-24? years old, if that helps with timing; his mother [Ellen Hardin Poole Garrison, back row with arm in front of her] is one of the Poole sisters--many of whom are pictured here. See findagrave links...
Added by DBardes on Jan 12, 2016 9:15 PM
RE: Clarence C. Brace
You have my permission to use any of my photos you like
Added by ROXANNE STRANGHOENER on Jan 11, 2016 6:49 PM
Carolyn Bair
RE: James Cleveland Carr
I am sorry but I cannot find anything on her. Good luck on your hunt.
Added by Carolyn Bair on Nov 23, 2015 11:10 PM
RE: General
Thanks for assisting. Any you want transferred, just use the suggest a correction feature and indicate "transfer" and I'll send them over. Family researchers should maintain them.

Added by McPhersonGenealogist on Oct 24, 2015 5:34 PM
Dee E
Edward James Burgan
I transferred your g uncle to you and just wanted to let you know that I went back to the photos original to see if I could locate the section he's buried in. Some surnames of those around him are Ritterpusch, Krause, Clinton and Line. I think that if Mary were buried next to him, I would have taken a photo. Usually I try to get all in a row and move to the next. When I add them to Find A Grave, if they're already photographed, I just delete mine, although it's possible I missed her. I'm so sorry I wasn't more help! Dee
Added by Dee E on Oct 21, 2015 1:55 PM
Dee E
RE: Edward James Burgan
Hi Gale,
I used to live closeby but we moved and I don't get there too often now. You could put in a photo request but I'm sure his stone would be hard to locate without asking at the office since Oak Lawn is a very large cemetery. I'd be happy to transfer him to you if you'd like! Dee
Added by Dee E on Oct 20, 2015 4:27 PM
RE: Thomas Robert Diesel
Will check for typos before adding it.
Added by kewilson on Oct 09, 2015 5:00 PM
RE: Thomas and Bessie Crawford
I've added the photo to Thomas & Bessie Crawford.
Added by KVN on Oct 04, 2015 5:44 PM
Crawford's in Ingersoll cemetery
KVN just took a photo of the headstone for Benamin, Jane & Eliza Jane Crawford. She said that there was no stone for Zina Downs.

She also took photos of the stones for Thomas Crawford 1837-1899 & Bessie Crawford 1864-1893. If you know who they are and you want to create their memorials, you can ask KVN to add the photos.

Added by Cathy on Sep 22, 2015 7:40 PM
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