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    1. ([ILLIVING])Re: Memorial Day
    2. gordondo
    3. Col. Donald M. Gordon, my father, was a career officer in the U. S. Air Force, when it was the Army Air Corp. This farm boy wanted to fly. His World War II service was in the Pacific mostly flying observation or reconnaissance missions. From his retirement notice . . . . "He received his commission on 4 March 1941 after completing Aviation Cadet Training. During World War II, he served overseas in New Guinea from 6 October 1942 to 9 April 1944 and China-Burma from 30 September 1944 to 28 September 1946, participating in the following campaigns: New Guinea, China Defensive, China Offensive, Asiatic Pacific, Solomons (Anti-Submarine Patrol), and Asiatic Pacific totaling 155 mission, 228 combat hours in the P-39, P-40, and P-51 aircraft. He has also served overseas in England from 6 November 1948 to 2 march 1952 and in Turkey from 1 January 1959 to 30 December 1961." After a widely varied career in the Air Force, he retired on 30 June 1966 from McCord AFB just south of Tacoma, Washington (now Joint Base Lewis McCord after merger with the Army’s Fort Lewis). The retirement notice lists a number of medals he earned. A modest man, I won’t list them here. He rarely talked about his war experiences though he kept contact with some of his war buddies who remained in service. He loved flying. Where ever we were and what his assignment, he never missed an opportunity to fly. While at McCord, he never turned down a chance to play the fox in flight training. He enjoyed using his bag of tricks to put the younger pilots through their paces. My lasting memory of him is watching him on the day before his last day in service getting one more flight in—swashing out to the car in his orange jump suit (the various pockets in the legs containing notepads and other flight essentials). He would have had stayed in the service, but retired to avoid putting the family through yet another move (about every 2 ½ years). He died 11 February 1994 in Tacoma having traded in an airplane for an RV. For the family history part, Col. Donald M. Gordon was born 5 September 1917 at Odell, Livingston County, Illinois to Edward Gordon and Gertrude Mills. Edward was a son of James Gordon and Lucy Jane Upham who settled in Livingston County in about 1872. In addition to Lucy’s child Ella, together they had four children—William, Edward, Sarah and Olive. All but Ella settled in Odell or near abouts. Edward married Gertrude Mills and with her had eleven children—Edith, Roger, John (Jack), Helen, Virginia, William (Bill), Donald (my father), Glenn, Lois, Gertrude and Howard (who died around age 12). Thanks for starting this. By next year, I will try to do my uncle Glenn. He had no children to do this for him. Donna Gordon -----Original Message----- From: Richard Berkheiser [mailto:ricksbookshelf@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:10 PM To: illiving@rootsweb.com Subject: ([ILLIVING])Memorial Day Hi everyone! Sorry to start another thread of messages so close to a Surname Shout Out but with the lists being down the first part of the year it threw my scheduling off. Hope you don't mind... With this being the Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it would it be interesting to post one ancestor we have in our family trees who served in one of the many wars and battles we fought in US History. Obviously it has to be an ancestor from this county. :) Give a brief biography of that person including the unit and war he or she was in, a POW, injuries, plus the usual genealogical stuff. Thanks in advance and have a safe weekend! Rick B Admin _______________________________________________ ==== ILLIVING Mailing List ==== ILLIVING@rootsweb.com To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, ILLIVING-owner@rootsweb.com _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/illiving@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/illiving@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    05/27/2018 10:21:25
    1. ([ILLIVING])Memorial Day
    2. Richard Berkheiser
    3. Hi everyone! Sorry to start another thread of messages so close to a Surname Shout Out but with the lists being down the first part of the year it threw my scheduling off. Hope you don't mind... With this being the Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it would it be interesting to post one ancestor we have in our family trees who served in one of the many wars and battles we fought in US History. Obviously it has to be an ancestor from this county. :) Give a brief biography of that person including the unit and war he or she was in, a POW, injuries, plus the usual genealogical stuff. Thanks in advance and have a safe weekend! Rick B Admin

    05/27/2018 03:09:48
    1. [ILLIVING] WALTON Shout Out
    2. Kmiecik, Linda
    3. Seeking for decades any information on Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" WALTON, born  c. 1867, admitted to the Livingston Co. Poor farm (records already checked) 7 December 1891 with daughter Maggie, age unknown, and baby daughter Maude born 29 October 1891, by Frank Clark, Supervisor, Reading Township, Livingston Co.   Maude was given up for legal adoption 16 March 1892 to John and Sarah (UMPHENOUR) WELCH who sold produce to the Poor Farm.  Lizzie and Maggie were discharged from the Poor Farm 1 April 1892 and vanished.  Is Lizzie part of any McLean and/or Livingston Co. WALTON family?  Is she the Mary Elizabeth WALTON, age 24, who married Arthur CAMPBELL, on 23 November 1892 at St. Matthew's Church, Bloomington, McLean Co., Certificate No. 9826 in Book J, p. 310?  This couple also seems to have vanished and is not found so far in any 1900 census.  I do have some Welch and Umphenour information, Livingston Co. records, McLean Co. births and marriages.   Any information on likely WALTON families wanted.  They seem not related to Fairbury store WALTON people, one of whom had a daughter Mary F. WALTON of the right age. The baby Maude, then mostly grown, eloped with Joseph LIGHTHOLDER of Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL in May of 1908 in St. Joseph, MI and settled in Pontiac.  They were my paternal grandparents.  The Lightholders and Welches and maybe the Walton-Campbell couple were Catholic. Linda Lightholder Kmiecik, tonky@royell.org Girard, Macoupin Co., IL

    05/16/2018 06:12:57
    1. [ILLIVING] Surname Shout Out
    2. Richard Berkheiser
    3. Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Happy Hunting! Rick B Admin

    05/07/2018 08:46:13
  1. 08/16/2016 10:40:44
    1. [ILLIVING] New Website URL for the Primitive Baptist Library
    2. Robert L. Webb via
    3. Good morning, We received word about two months ago that our internet provider would discontinue service as of January 31, 2015. With the help of a friend, we have now been able to move our entire website to a new host, and it is now up and running at the new web address. There are links to our old website at numerous places, which will either need to be updated or else they will no longer work. Please help us make this change known whenever possible. Our new web address is: http://pblib.org/pbl.html We welcome you all to visit our website. Sincerely, Elder Robert Webb, Director The Primitive Baptist Library Carthage, Illinois

    01/18/2015 02:55:45
    1. [ILLIVING] FRESCOLN Family Photographs
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" two old photographs belonging to the FRESCOLN Family of Illinois. The first is a photograph of Edward & Jennie FRESCOLN which was taken at the Watson Bros. Studio in Fairbury, IL, likely sometime in the 1880's. The children in this photograph appear to be about 3-5 years old at the time. The second photograph is identified only as "Grandpa FRESCOLN" and was taken at the E. M. Phillips Studio in Fairbury, IL. The photograph also appears to have been taken in the 1880's with the man in the photograph likely in his 50's or 60's at the time. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family: Jennie O. FRESCOLN was b. Feb 1881 in IL and George Edward FRESCOLN was b. 7 Nov 1883 in IL to parents J. Wesley FRESCOLN (b. Aug 1855 in Chester Co. PA) and Frances Anna WHITNEY (b. Aug 1860 in NY). This couple had 4 children including, Jennie O.; George Edward; Cecil R.; and Vergil F. FRESCOLN, all born between 1881 and 1895 in IL and KS. The surname appears to have been spelled FRESHCORN, FRESHCOLN, and FRESCOLN over the years. George d. 1953 at the age of 69 and is buried in the Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham, Washington. Census records provide the following information: 1900 census of Canton Town, KS: Wesley J. FRESCOLN, age 44, born Aug 1855, married 21 years, born PA, parents born PA, a Minister Anna F. FRESCOLN, wife, age 39, born Aug 1860, married 21 years, 4 children/4 living, born NY, parents born NY, a School Teacher Jennie E. FRESCOLN, dau, age 19, born Feb 1881, born IL, a School Teacher George E. FRESCOLN, son, age 16, born Nov 1883, born IL Cecil K. FRESCOLN, son, age 12, born Nov 1887, born KS Vergil F. FRESCOLN, son, age 5, born Apr 1895, born KS 1920 census of Seattle, WA: Anna F. FRESCOLN, age 59, a widow, born NY, parents born NY, a Housekeeper J. E. WHITNEY, father, age 81, a widower, born NY, parents born VT, an unemployed Machinist G. Edward FRESCOLN, son, age 36, born IL, parents born PA/NY, a Linen Merchant 1930 census of Seattle, WA: G. Edward FRESCOLN, age 46, born IL Anna F. FRESCOLN, mother, age 69, born NY J. Edward WHITNEY, grandfather, age 93, born NY 1940 census of Seattle, WA: Edward FRESCOLN, age 56, born IL, a Linen Shop Salesman I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photographs can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    08/08/2012 06:43:32
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    09/17/2011 12:43:52
    1. Re: [ILLIVING] Seeking Robert Fitzgerald
    2. Thomas Valley
    3. Thank you, Annette, I think that is correct. I had Margaret's death date from the Illinois public death registry (as she died after 1916), but had no idea where she was buried or really anything about her. Thank you very much for this information. On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM, annette1@timespress.net < annette1@timespress.net> wrote: > > I found this in my cemetery books. I don't know if they are the ones. In > St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Pontiac. > Fitzgerald, Margaret Feb. 2, 1845 - Oct. 19, 1928 w/o Robert > Fitzgerald, Robert Feb. 14, 1833 - Sept. 9, 1910 > > This is close to your dates. Do you have any further info that would pin it > down? > Annette > > > > ------- Original Message ------- > >From : Thomas Valley[mailto:mysterywisconsin@gmail.com] > Sent : 3/18/2011 3:33:46 PM > To : ILLIVING@rootsweb.com > Cc : > Subject : RE: [ILLIVING] Seeking Robert Fitzgerald > > I'm seeking the date of death of Robert Fitzgerald, who died sometime > between 1910 and 1920. In 1910, he's listed in the US Census as living in > Pontiac. His wife Maggie died in Pontiac in either 1928 or 1939. > > Thank you for any information you can send. > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > ILLIVING-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > ILLIVING-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    03/18/2011 11:33:26
    1. Re: [ILLIVING] Seeking Robert Fitzgerald
    2. I found this in my cemetery books. I don't know if they are the ones. In St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Pontiac. Fitzgerald, Margaret Feb. 2, 1845 - Oct. 19, 1928 w/o Robert Fitzgerald, Robert Feb. 14, 1833 - Sept. 9, 1910 This is close to your dates. Do you have any further info that would pin it down? Annette ------- Original Message ------- >From : Thomas Valley[mailto:mysterywisconsin@gmail.com] Sent : 3/18/2011 3:33:46 PM To : ILLIVING@rootsweb.com Cc : Subject : RE: [ILLIVING] Seeking Robert Fitzgerald I'm seeking the date of death of Robert Fitzgerald, who died sometime between 1910 and 1920. In 1910, he's listed in the US Census as living in Pontiac. His wife Maggie died in Pontiac in either 1928 or 1939. Thank you for any information you can send. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ILLIVING-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/18/2011 11:22:48
    1. [ILLIVING] Seeking Robert Fitzgerald
    2. Thomas Valley
    3. I'm seeking the date of death of Robert Fitzgerald, who died sometime between 1910 and 1920. In 1910, he's listed in the US Census as living in Pontiac. His wife Maggie died in Pontiac in either 1928 or 1939. Thank you for any information you can send.

    03/18/2011 09:33:46
    1. Re: [ILLIVING] New email address
    2. Tim Bryant
    3. Hi, Elaine - You first have to unsubscribe like it says below, then re-subscribe with your new address. Happy New Year! Tim -----Original Message----- From: illiving-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:illiving-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Elaine Evans Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 2:45 PM To: Elaine Evans Subject: [ILLIVING] New email address This is my new email ebevans5@kwikom.net ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ILLIVING-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/09/2011 07:23:35
    1. [ILLIVING] New email address
    2. Elaine Evans
    3. This is my new email ebevans5@kwikom.net

    01/07/2011 07:45:22
    1. [ILLIVING] RANDOLPH COUNTY - NEW WEBSITE
    2. Megan Heyl
    3. Dear Fellow Genealogists, Family Historians, and Genealogical societies: I apologize in advance for any duplicate emails you may receive - this notice is being sent to all Illinois Counties Rootsweb subscribers. We are pleased to announce that the Randolph County Genealogical Society has just completed updating and remodeling our website. Please take note that the Society has moved from Chester Illinois to Steeleville Illinois. If we can be of any assistance to you in your research, please contact out volunteers at RCGS using either the email address provided on our website or call the office during business hours. Our website can be located at the following link: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilrcgs/ Thank you for checking out our new site, our new location, and hope to be of assistance to you in the near future. RCGS Volunteers

    12/13/2010 04:35:26
    1. [ILLIVING] Randolph County - New Website
    2. Megan Heyl
    3. Dear Fellow Genealogists, Family Historians, and Genealogical societies: I apologize in advance for any duplicate emails you may receive - this notice is being sent to all Illinois Counties Rootsweb subscribers. We are pleased to announce that the Randolph County Genealogical Society has just completed updating and remodeling our website. Please take note that the Society has moved from Chester Illinois to Steeleville Illinois. If we can be of any assistance to you in your research, please contact out volunteers at RCGS using either the email address provided on our website or call the office during business hours. Our website can be located at the following link: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilrcgs/ Thank you for checking out our new site, our new location, and hope to be of assistance to you in the near future. RCGS Volunteers

    12/09/2010 04:51:43
    1. [ILLIVING] Fwd: Changes to Randolph County Website
    2. Megan Heyl
    3. Dear Fellow Genealogists, Family Historians, and Genealogical societies: I apologize in advance for any duplicate emails you may receive - this notice is being sent to all Illinois Counties Rootsweb subscribers. We are pleased to announce that the Randolph County Genealogical Society has just completed updating and remodeling our website. Please take note that the Society has moved from Chester Illinois to Steeleville Illinois. If we can be of any assistance to you in your research, please contact out volunteers at RCGS using either the email address provided on our website or call the office during business hours. Our website can be located at the following link: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilrcgs/ Thank you for checking out our new site, our new location, and hope to be of assistance to you in the near future. RCGS Volunteers

    12/08/2010 11:03:06
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    12/02/2010 05:39:36
    1. Re: [ILLIVING] adoption records
    2. Mary Lynn Fuller
    3. Due to her being born in the 1800's it is possible that you might find something in probate records. I have known there to be an "A" included in the file # but how records are kept varies among the counties. It is possible that her birth mother was a friend or relative to the adoptive family. - Mary www.ilopen.org -------------------------------------------------- From: <SPegler919@aol.com> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 3:18 PM To: <illiving@rootsweb.com> Subject: [ILLIVING] adoption records > I'm looking for an Elizabeth/Lizzie Baker/Becker born about 22 Sep 1848 in > either Missouri or Illinois. She married George Kraft 09 Oct 1871 in > Livingston Co., Illinois. In 1895 they moved to Nobles County, MN. > > Some of the records I have state that she was adopted. Does anyone have > any idea of where to look? I have not been able to find her in the 1870 > census in Illinois. > > many thanks, > > Stephen Pegler > check out my blog: > _http://peglermusings.blogspot.com/ > > > _ (http://peglermusings.blogspot.com/) > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > ILLIVING-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/21/2010 10:30:50
    1. [ILLIVING] adoption records
    2. I'm looking for an Elizabeth/Lizzie Baker/Becker born about 22 Sep 1848 in either Missouri or Illinois. She married George Kraft 09 Oct 1871 in Livingston Co., Illinois. In 1895 they moved to Nobles County, MN. Some of the records I have state that she was adopted. Does anyone have any idea of where to look? I have not been able to find her in the 1870 census in Illinois. many thanks, Stephen Pegler check out my blog: _http://peglermusings.blogspot.com/ _ (http://peglermusings.blogspot.com/)

    06/21/2010 10:18:43