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Richard S. Clark (#46794212)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 7 days
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I have been doing family history research since completing a cub scout merit badge over 30 years ago. As a teen, I began walking and cycling through area cemeteries, noting familiar surnames and wondering if they were related. In high school, I helped a friend's grandmother work on her family history, as she had trouble reading what she had typed. This was "old school" genealogy - collecting and trading books, writing letters to genealogy societies, and contacting various relatives by telephone and mail. Times have changed!

I am also a licensed Amateur Radio operator. Licensed as KA9HTW in 1980 (Novice), upgrading to Advanced class in the spring of 1981. Later upgraded to Extra class, changing my call to WQ9T. I work as a journeyman electrician, and am a member of IBEW local 34, Peoria, for over 25 years. Former member UFCW. I have been married for over 22 years, with two children.
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A. Wilsdon
Lutie Soper
Hello Richard, wondering if you would consider transferring Lutie (#47988682) over to me? Lutie was my grandfather's brother.
With thanks, Andrea
Added by A. Wilsdon on Feb 22, 2017 4:23 PM
Dan Oh
Mary McNamee

You recently sent me an update for this burial. I have since added the obits for her and her husband. Also added her maiden name.
Added by Dan Oh on Feb 18, 2017 1:03 PM
Abigail Mariah Carr Furr
In your memorial for Abigail Furr, you mentioned an obituary and a five-generation photograph taken a few years before her death. Do you have copies of those in your possession? If so, I'd love to have copies! If not, what was your source for that information? Thanks.
Added by lcaproni on Feb 12, 2017 6:09 PM
Dave Jones
Memorial #28028968
In this memorial, you stated that John Jones was the son of Benjamin and Leanna Jones but there are no memorials for either of these people that I can find. Can you tell me where this information came from? This John Jones is my 3x Great Grandfather. Thanks!
Added by Dave Jones on Dec 01, 2016 9:50 AM
Zachary James Evans
Garnett Evans
Thank you so much for making a memorial for Garnett Evans. Until you made the memorial he was a complete mystery to me. If you have the chance, could you send me a photo copy of Garnett's obituary to Thank you.
Added by Zachary James Evans on Dec 01, 2016 6:02 AM
County Farm Cemetery
Mr. Clark,

I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous work you did for the Warren County Farm Cemetery.

That was very kind of you to spend the time to research each person buried there.

I added several pix to your memorials and the only one I had trouble with is the 3rd name on the stone attached to Nolon# 14117256.

Thanks again
Added by dhutson on Oct 13, 2016 11:47 AM
Charles Bennett
Thank you for catching the War/Birthdate problem for Charles Bennett. I know the war is correct, so I will do some more research on the dates.
Added by brknhrt on Sep 09, 2016 1:15 PM
Rene Larson
The Brim brothers
I am so sorry I forgot to delete my photo requests for the Brim brothers in Monmouth Cemetery. I waited two years for a Find A Grave volunteer, then finally gave up and paid someone to go out and take the photos. If your photos are better quality, please post them and I will delete the existing ones.
Added by Rene Larson on Sep 05, 2016 3:19 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
Mrs. Philip Lahrman
Well, that was quite awhile ago, but I believe I got that info from a book at the genealogical library about various cemeteries in St. Joseph.

I'm surprised that she isn't in the same cemetery as her brother, if he is her brother. I'll take a look at some newspapers, etc. to see what i can find on that family.
Thanks for pointing it out. Many times those people walking the cemeteries didn't write well and the books had typos, etc. so that in the end it was nothing like the stone in the beginning. lol.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Aug 14, 2016 1:45 PM
Fran Wheeler
RE: Nelson stones
No problem. Thanks, Richard. I love to photograph stones, and it is a challenge trying to read some of the old ones.
Added by Fran Wheeler on Jun 26, 2016 8:07 PM
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