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BjJ (#46902476)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 18 days
RE: Ada Griffin #57355685
Thank you for your help with this memorial. Sources that show Ada's maiden name as Mallory:

1. 1895 Illinois marriage record of William A. Hagerty & Ada L. Mallory. Her parents are listed as Asa L. Mallory & Mary E. Carter.
William Hagerty died in 1899. They had one son, Wilfred Lennell Hagerty

2. 1900 Illinois marriage record of Charles H. Griffin & Laura Mallory Hagerty.(Ada's middle name is Laura.) Her parents are listed as Asa Mallory & Mary E.

3. 1880 Census Household of Asa Mallory, Mary Mallory, Otis Loyd Mallory, Asa Lorin Mallory, Ada Laura Mallory, & Susan Smith.

4. 1900 Census Ada Hagerty, widowed, living with her son, Wilfred Hagerty, brother, Asa Mallory, & boarder, Charles Griffin. Ada married Charles later that year.

5. Her son, Wilfred Lennell Hagerty's Social Security Application list his parents as William Hagerty & Ada L Mallory.

The Illinois Death Index lists her mother correctly as Mary Carter. Her father is listed as Wilfred Hagerty who is really her son. I'm not sure why this mistake was made.

Let me know if you have any further question.

Added by b2gthr4evr on Sep 13, 2017 8:42 PM

Request Permission
Requesting permission to copy the picture you have of the entrance to Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois to my private family tree on I have several Middendorf and Nilsson relatives buried there. Permission would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Dorothy

Added by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2017 1:39 PM

DK Brennan
George C. Glover memorial
Hi,BjJ - I am researching George C. Glover's family for a friend and see that you manage his memorial 29849555, though it was originally created by a Charles Brown. Are you related to George? We are trying to find the date/burial for his wife Lettie G. (Enlow) Glover. The last known record of her is in the 1915 Springfield, IL City Directory. I don't find her in FindAGrave, and just wondered if you were connected to this family.
Denise Brennan

Added by DK Brennan on Sep 09, 2017 10:55 AM

John Boak
RE: Joseph Boak Grave...Cont.
Indeed I was a wee bit dismayed to discover that my past relative Joseph Boak who along with his brother Christopher,and wife emigrated from their home here in Northumberland,UK around 1879 first to Texas and then Arizona to seek a better life for themselves, lies buried in an unmarked grave...However,I'm equally 'Over the moon' not only to find his grave in Oak Ridge Cemetery,which I cannot thank you enough for the pictures,after quite a bit fruitless family tree research but also to discover that my great uncle shares the same graveyard of arguably the greatest American President of all time...Abraham Lincoln !
It now has me thinking of providing a stone or marker for Joseph Boak as I regularly clean up past family headstones over here as the near illegible inscriptions are badly covered in well over a century of dirt and grime...I feel that I am now responsible,all being well, to look after these graves and headstones for future family generations to visit and find out like myself the history of their forebears and how they lived and died...Well,without them...we just wouldn't be here...would we...

Thank you again,
Many Thanks Indeed,

Added by John Boak on Sep 07, 2017 7:06 AM

John Boak
Joseph Boak Grave...
Forgot to mention...many thanks... in finding the last resting place of my great uncle...

Added by John Boak on Sep 06, 2017 5:17 AM

John Boak
Unmarked Grave...
I was 'over the moon' to discover my great uncle's grave {Joseph Boak died in 1926 and buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery} and the exact location photo taking by yourself...It's a pity he has no headstone tho'...Nevermind...

Added by John Boak on Sep 06, 2017 4:55 AM

Roy Don Howell
Thank you for the photos of Harry and Marietta Grant.

Added by Roy Don Howell on Sep 05, 2017 3:22 PM

Teresa D
Matthew Reinhardt
Thank you for taking the pictures of his grave location. Even though he doesn't have a headstone, this is very helpful.

Best Regards,
Teresa Dorey

Added by Teresa D on Aug 30, 2017 10:27 PM

Olga Beanblossom
Hi BjJ, i'm a reporter with KSDK news. Would it be possible for us to use your photo of Olga Beanblossom's grave? We can add any attribution you wish.

Added by pj_ksdk on Aug 30, 2017 3:30 PM

Darren Spitzenberger
Ingnatius Spitzenberger
Thanks so much for the quick reply. The real data I have on Jacob from a land deed is he moved from the Springfield area in 1877 to Kansas. The link to Ingnatius was given to me by one of my late relatives but I can't seem to make the connection for myself. I did find a Jacob Spitzenberger at 14 years of age which would correct in the 1860 census but was down in Union county. I can't find him in Sangamon in 1870. Any ideas?

Added by Darren Spitzenberger on Aug 26, 2017 9:27 PM

RE: Infant Sparks #30055286
Thank you for investigating for me. It's always sad when there are no stones for little ones.

Added by Jauers on Aug 25, 2017 3:04 PM

Janice Mitchell
Please update 88338232 for Lawrence Clawson.
Two death dates are shown.
Father: Homer Irvin Clawson, Martinsville IN
Mother: Mary Alice Glover Clawson, Martinsville IN

Thank you very much He was my Dad's little brother.

Janice Mitchell

Added by Janice Mitchell on Aug 24, 2017 3:03 PM

Janice Moon
Cathrine Vetter
Would you please move Cathrine Vetter #25170366 to me. My # is 49134961 she is a relative and I am tring to document additional details about her life. TTank you.

Added by Janice Moon on Aug 23, 2017 9:15 AM

Shirley Knapp
RE: Edits
Okay, thanks!

Added by Shirley Knapp on Aug 20, 2017 10:54 AM

Darren Spitzenberger
Ingnatius Spitzenberger
Hello BjJ. I was wondering if you have any addition information of Ingnatius. I am trying to find hard proof that he is indeed the father of Jacob Spitzenberger for which I have that data. Find A Grave Memorial# 21510416.

Many thanks for all you do.

Darren Spitzenberger

Added by Darren Spitzenberger on Aug 19, 2017 6:47 PM

RE: Hart/Rees
I am so sorry for the confusion.

Added by Shellorella on Aug 17, 2017 10:37 AM

Marian F (Carolyn) Stults Moorey
Thank you so much for the edits and bio information you provided. I have added that information to the memorial.

Added by Shellorella on Aug 17, 2017 10:37 AM

Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters
julius ceaser bell and olive bell
I have information on the birth,death for both of them.I also have bios written for both of them. If you would transfer them to me so I can update their info, I'll return them back to you if you wish. my number is #46963953.. thank you ..Kathy

Added by Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters on Aug 15, 2017 11:18 AM

Katt Rhodes
Memorial Transfer
I was hoping to contact you in regards of a possible memorial transfer for Shirley Ruth Rhodes, buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Her number is 80702016, she is my aunt on my fathers side. Thank you!

~Katt Rhodes #47890009

Added by Katt Rhodes on Aug 10, 2017 2:42 PM

Ian Winterbauer
Mary E. Davis
I was wondering if you had any other information on #24301145. Children, spouse, etc.
Thank you.

Added by Ian Winterbauer on Aug 10, 2017 10:48 AM

Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters
julius bell
If you're not related would you please turn his memorial over to me as I'm related to Find A Grave# is 46963953. thank you..Kathy

Added by Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters on Aug 08, 2017 12:17 PM

RE: Joseph P. Smith #157095815
I did received it. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

Added by Victoria on Aug 06, 2017 4:39 PM

RE: Joseph P. Smith #157095815
If you have a copy of the obit, would you possibly send me a copy? My email address is Thank you.

Added by Victoria on Aug 06, 2017 12:27 PM

RE: Joseph P. Smith #157095815
Thank you for catching that. I don't know why I would have entered California. I have Springfield, Illinois also. Go Cubs Go!

Added by Victoria on Aug 06, 2017 11:30 AM

John B
Find A Grave Memorials: 24809479 & 30083161
Good Morning BjJ:

Thank you for your support as I continue to improve the Hahn memorials.

I added portrait and tombstone pictures to Margaret Hahn and Adam Hahn's memorials: 24809479 & 30083161 respectfully. I also added the family births record.

Could you please transfer Margaret and Adam Hahn's memorials to my account? I would like to add their birth date, location, death location, mortuary from the historical Illinois State Journal Register, and link family members, etc.

Margaret Hahn's maiden name is Lauterbach. I believe the Lauterbach family is buried next to the Hahn's in block 18 Fern Hill Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Charles Brown originally created these memorials with just a name and death date.


Added by John B on Aug 05, 2017 10:31 AM


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