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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

4/16/2015: Today is a very sad day for my son and his girlfriend who lost their precious, beautiful Maeve. She had a wonderful life and was loved very much. She was very special. I fell in love with her the moment I met her.

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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Mary Schultz
RE: Elizabeth & Annie Tipton
I apologize. It says you maintain the Annie Tipton memorial. And it looks like Mr. B. does not take messages any more. He doesn't even have a profile that comes up. Again, my apologies. I will try to connect with Mary Lou Cook.
Added by Mary Schultz on Feb 19, 2017 5:32 PM
Mary Schultz
Elizabeth & Annie Tipton
I am a Wagerman descendant through Elizabeth and Noah Wagerman's daughter Elizabeth Tipton Rush. I would like to know your thoughts on the stone in the Cherry Grove cemetery supposedly for Elizabeth Wagerman Tipton and her daughter Annie/Mary Ann Tipton Cook. Where are their husbands? (Noah Tipton and Jacob Cook.) Also, the 1900 census shows Mary Ann/Annie still living as a widow, with her son William. So how could she have died in 1894? Also, the birth year for Elizabeth Wagerman Tipton is generally thought to be 1799. Why the mistake on the stone? I'm hoping you can help straighten this out in my mind. The only Tipton death certificate I could find at the Mt. Carroll courthouse was for Elizabeth Noble Tipton. My grandpa called her "Aunt Lizzie". (Her husband Noah was his "Uncle Noah".) I have a photo of my dad about 3 yrs. old on a plowhorse at "Uncle Noah's" whose farm was up in Woodland Twshp, far northeast corner of Carroll County.Thanks for your thoughts on these folks.
Added by Mary Schultz on Feb 19, 2017 2:14 PM
HaPpY BiRtHdAy~~~~~!!!!!!!

I was at Lanark Cemetery Yesterday and thought you might like to add to your tree!!!!

Donald LeRoy Schriner now has photos on his memorial.

Hope Your Doing Well

Mr. B
Added by Mr.B on Feb 11, 2017 11:08 PM
David Wallis
Roseana (Walters) Eisenbise
Hi Sheila
I also live in Tucson You manage Rosana's memorial
She was my gg grandmother. Are you related to her?
If so, how?
Added by David Wallis on Feb 05, 2017 12:12 PM
Audrey Rahn
I'm happy to add the obituary as they disappear from most online sources in a few years and you end up paying for them. Hopefully Find A Grave will always remain free. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Jan 08, 2017 11:05 AM
Gary Monigold
RE: Alma (Rahn) Maves
You are very welcome and I appreciate your help also in updating her memorial. I'm always willing to help if I can. Merry Christmas.
Added by Gary Monigold on Dec 25, 2016 6:11 PM
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Valencia's Heavenly Birthday

It only takes a moment to say THANK YOU – but your thoughtfulness will be remembered a long time.

Hugs, Yo

~If I got you a thank you card to match the size of your generosity, it wouldn’t fit in your mailbox~ anonymous

Added by Valenciaღ Asiaư... on Oct 23, 2016 8:06 AM
Willie Robinson ; Khalil Wimes

Dearest Sheila,

THANK YOU so much for sponsoring these precious little boys who suffered unto death. In God's protective love now, we never can understand why people do this, or why someone does not intervene.
God bless you and your family always.


Added by SSBJ💔 on Oct 06, 2016 11:43 PM
Janet Miller Wiersema
RE: Duplicates
Thanks Sheila. I understand that you are not the creator of the page and I appreciate your assistance in removing the duplicates. I am just trying to get it as accurate as possible for those that might be looking.
Have a wonderful day!

Added by Janet Miller Wiersema on Sep 17, 2016 2:03 PM
Vickie Smejkal
RE: Earl White
You are very welcome.
Added by Vickie Smejkal on Sep 13, 2016 1:23 PM
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