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BjJ (#46902476)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 19 days
Steph McGrath
patrick walsh obit
Such an AWESOME find! Ties everyone together.

Two of his daughters' death records say their mother was Bridget (Foley) Walsh, not Margaret.

But Patk's wife in 1860/70/80 is listed as Margaret/Peggy. And per the girls' birthdates she would fit as the mother for the youngest of them.

So perhaps she'd be Bridget vs Margaret in an obit?

I see some online chat about Irish gals having official vs family names.

Added by Steph McGrath on Jan 23, 2017 7:10 PM

Steph McGrath
patk & marg walsh
Thank you for checking for obits.

They are in 1860, 70 & 80 censuses in Springfield. The spelling of the name varies Walsh, Welch, Welsh.

Patrick is listed in the 1894 Springfield, Illinois city directory: died March, 6, 1894.

The date is off per the stone which says 1893. Either one could be right, but does indicate he died in Springfield.

Ancestry doesn't have a 1900 city dir to check for Margaret.

You'd think they'd at least merit a little burial notice by the 1890s.

Added by Steph McGrath on Jan 23, 2017 2:39 PM

Walter Dunn
Gladys Oliver Dugan Photo
Thanks, I really appreciate the photo.

Walter Dunn

Added by Walter Dunn on Jan 23, 2017 8:02 AM

Steph McGrath
walsh stones
Thank you SO much for the obits and rootsweb link. I've added the corrections and one obit I found.

I trying to see if James Walsh is the son of

-Patrick Walsh # 21891950 died Mar 6, 1893

-Margaret Walsh # 21891485 died Dec 24, 1899

but their obits are not in any of the newspaper archives I subscribe to. Would those dates be covered in the resource you use?

Thanks again!

Added by Steph McGrath on Jan 22, 2017 5:17 PM

Steph McGrath
Walsh family Calvary Cemetery Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, USA
I believe this a family, based on stone styles, censuses, death records, etc--but would like them verified by their proximity in a shared cemetery plot.

James Walsh # 21891446 "father"
Mary J. Walsh # 21891518 "mother"
John Walsh # 78804379
Walter Walsh # 21891997
Gertrude Walsh # 21891409
Walter F. Walsh # 21892001
Raymond R. Walsh # 21891993
Francis R. Walsh # 21891403

Thank you

Added by Steph McGrath on Jan 22, 2017 2:50 AM

Debbie Klotsche
Minnie May Kibler
Do you mindd if I use your Find A Grave photo on my ancestry family tree? Thanks Debbie

Added by Debbie Klotsche on Jan 20, 2017 12:08 PM

Robert Hartman
5707592 Billigans
Thanks for the posting of death certificate and ob
Big Bob

Added by Robert Hartman on Jan 18, 2017 8:54 AM

Shirley M. Strickland
Kenneth Paul Krieger
Thank you posting my edits of Kenneth to his memorial.


Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Jan 17, 2017 2:32 PM

Misty Dawn
Mary mcdaniel
Thank you fe the photo. Misty

Added by Misty Dawn on Jan 16, 2017 12:12 PM

Shirley M. Strickland
Minnie and Augustus Krieger
Thank you for accepting my edits for Minnie and Augustus Krieger and posting them so quickly.


Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Jan 15, 2017 1:04 PM

John B
Find A Grave Memorials 22506184 & 22981089
Hi BjJ:

I wish you and your family the best for the new year.

I added a new tombstone picture to Johnette Marie Mueller and Ledo Verardi memorials # 22506184 and 22981089 respectfully. If you would be so kind to remove your old tombstone pictures, then I can add more pictures. I already added their marriage license :)

Johnette & Ledo did not have any children. All that remains of Johnette & Ledo is our family's memory, tombstone, and Find A Grave memorials.

Thank your for your continued support as I improve my family's memorials.

John B.

Added by John B on Jan 14, 2017 9:14 PM

Patti Podboy
Re: Leon Ruwe grave
The grave location for Leon was given to me by the cemetery office. It is possible he does not have a marker since he died last August.

Added by Patti Podboy on Jan 14, 2017 3:22 PM

Thank you so much for these most excellent pics. I do appreciate it. Have a good one. :)

Added by DMLeForce on Jan 13, 2017 10:18 PM

Linda Jackson
Minnie Flowers #175282834
Thanks very much for taking time to send me obit and edits for Minnie.

Added by Linda Jackson on Jan 13, 2017 1:16 PM

RE: Joseph Zeigler
Thank you for your speedy reply.

The common ancestor seems to be the Joseph you located in the Civil War rolls and Annie Zeigler Royer, both of Waynesboro, PA during the same era. They are probably brother and sister, making the man in the photograph a nephew or grandnephew. My elderly cousin descends from Annie.

I try to document all facts on the memorials, because there is already too much bad information on the internet. However, with your permission, I will leave the portrait posted as we can reasonably conclude this is the correct person (partly concluded because Williamsville had a small population in 1901 with only one Joseph Zeigler .) At least the image will be preserved.

Thanks for your time.


Added by EddieM on Jan 12, 2017 11:12 AM

Evelyn L. Jones Christensen
Corrine May Turner
Thank you so much for adding the bio for Corrine.
I have found her in the interment records of Oak Ridge and that she is buried with grandparents, William T. and Reaka Turner.

I believe the bio and interment records have confirmed that my Carrie May was actually Corrine May!

Thank you!
Evy #46631821

Added by Evelyn L. Jones Christens... on Jan 12, 2017 10:52 AM

Joseph Zeigler
Re: Joseph Zeigler, memorial 29831198


I am wondering if you can help me identify a photo. You'll see on this memorial I've place a photo captioned "Joe Zeigler, January 1, 1901, Williamsville IL." Other than that information I have no way to confirm the identity. That is all that is written on the back.

The original is in quite poor condition and is in the possession of an elderly cousin in Virginia, who descends from Zeigler line from Franklin County, PA.

The only other information I can add is that the photo was taken at a studio in Dallas Center, Iowa.

Of course I will delete the image at your request. I simply wondered if you could offer any insight on the matter.



Added by EddieM on Jan 12, 2017 10:31 AM

RE: Mary Elizabeth Conner Owens #45065111
You are correct! Sorry to bother you - that family is the most convoluted I've run into in my research of men of the 17th NYLA.

Added by Tom14411 on Jan 12, 2017 9:20 AM

Ellen Anderson 21420891
Thank you for adding Ellen's biological parents information to her memorial. I appreciate you doing that! - Janet

Added by Janet on Jan 10, 2017 12:27 PM

RE: Ridgely's in Walnut Grove Cemetery
Thank you for the transfer as well as taking the photos.

Added by crazeecook2 on Jan 05, 2017 11:28 AM

Sue Seeterlin Rice
SGT Dale Fugate
Thank you for the photos of Dale and his mother Marjoire. I applaud your diligence in locating and addressing the issues regarding her mothers correct burial site. Thank you for all of your findagrave contributions.
Sue Rice
Waterford, Michigan

Added by Sue Seeterlin Rice on Jan 04, 2017 8:34 PM

Hattie & Marjorie Honaker
Thank you for the information on these two. I placed Hattie with her first husband since I couldn't find anything on David Loyd. They were living in Springfield in the 1950s and then spent some time in Chicago but the trail went cold until I found her SSDI record for Bath. She must have been living with her son William. I added a few brief notes where the dates for both Hattie & Marjorie don't match the records that I found for them and I accepted your edits to reflect the dates of the headstone. Thank you for taking and adding the headstone photo as well. And I noticed you took Dale's veteran headstone photo too. I really appreciate all of your help and hard work.

If you find any mention of David P. Loyd, Richard Campbell or Allen Fugate, I would surely be grateful for any information. It looks like Allen may have moved off to Washington state and since I don't have a approximate birth year for him, it would be hard to locate him, especially if he didn't stay there. I am absolutely clueless on the other two. Thank you again!! Jamie

Added by JFINK on Jan 04, 2017 3:35 PM

Luella Hinrichsen
Mary Jane Parker #133371407
Thank you so much for sending the obituary for Mary, I am so happy to get this since our newspapers don't go back to this date! I appreciate that you go that extra mile to help others! Luella

Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Jan 03, 2017 8:37 PM

Deborah Black Phenix
Edward Finkenbinder
Thank you! I greatly appreciate you taking the time and effort to take this photograph. You went extra on this one!
Deborah Black Phenix

Added by Deborah Black Phenix on Jan 03, 2017 8:49 AM

M. Bottomley Derenzy
RE: Cundiff photo requests
Thank you so much! Your kindness is much appreciated!

Added by M. Bottomley Derenzy on Jan 01, 2017 1:23 PM


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