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A photo of Cloris Leachman when she was crowned Miss Chicago in 1946 at the age of 20.
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Apr 30, 1926 - Jan 27, 2021
Added Jan 28 by: Kathy Pinna
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On the Rosmann farm at Illinois City Illinois 61259
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Nov 12, 1899 - May 1981
Added Jan 22 by: Wendy Rosmann
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Maureen Trayes age 60 yrs
Added Dec 26, 2020 by: Maureen Trayes
Maureen Trayes
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Nicholas Joseph Pedro--with Wife Marion Joan Krammer-Pedro wedding day
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Sep 14, 1932 - Sep 12, 2005
Jon Maier and Mona Maier
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Jan 6, 1924 - Nov 14, 1986
Added Nov 24, 2020 by: Jon Maier
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This three story 'castle' as it was termed was a crazy custom built torture chamber by Dr. H. H. Holmes disguised as a hotel. There were soundproofed rooms and mazes of hallways which seemingly went to no where. Similar to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. A number of rooms were outfitted with chutes that would drop straight down to the basement where Holmes had acid vats, quicklime and a crematorium to dispose of his victims' bodies. The hotel had three stories and a basement. The first floor was the storefront. The second story consisted of elaborate torture rooms, which contained a chute that led to the basement, and the third floor held more apartment rooms. There were rooms with hinged walls and false partitions, rooms linked with secret passageways, and even airtight rooms that were connected to pipelines filled with gas which Holmes used as gas chambers. He would then use chutes to deliver the bodies to the basement and once there, he made use of surgical tables and an array of medical tools to dissect them before selling their organs and bones on the black market and to medical institutions The hotel was gutted by a fire started by an unknown arsonist shortly after Holmes was arrested, but was largely rebuilt and used as a post office until 1938.
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May 16, 1861 - May 7, 1896
Added Nov 17, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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The mugshot of Herman Webster Mudgett aka Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or H. H. Holmes after being arrested in 1895.
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May 16, 1861 - May 7, 1896
Added Nov 17, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of Paul B Beveridge added by John Moser on November 6, 2020.
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Mar 29, 1912 - Jan 31, 1998
Added Nov 6, 2020 by: John Moser
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This is a photo of Bernice Harpling added by Nancy Krumwiede on November 5, 2020.
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Jul 27, 1912 - Apr 28, 2002
Added Nov 5, 2020 by: Nancy Krumwiede
Nancy Krumwiede
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Not 100% positive, but this could be John Chaplin, better known as actor Jack Chaplain, the fifth from the left back row. This photo was taken in 1960 and appeared in the Leo High School yearbook in Chicago Illinois.
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Jul 28, 1942 - Apr 25, 2008
Added Oct 27, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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The 1969 Collinsville High School yearbook photo of Dale Purlee.
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Dec 19, 1950 - Aug 19, 1986
Added Oct 25, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Married October 10 1959 to Raymond C. Trayes
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May 14, 1931 - Dec 31, 1994
The photo of Rachel on her tombstone which reads: Rachel Renee Schuster Jan. 22 - 1978 - July 7, 1995 Daughter - Sister - Friend
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Jan 22, 1978 - Jul 15, 1995
Added Oct 18, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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The 1957 Normal Community High School yearbook photo of Clifford Whitwood.
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Sep 3, 1942 - Jan 5, 1971
Added Oct 13, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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This photo and obit appeared in The Pantagraph newspaper from Bloomington Illinois on Wednesday January 6th 1971. It reads: Clifford Whitwood HUDSON - The funeral of Clifford K. Whitwood, 28, who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Grant Sension will officiate with burial in Hudson Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5; 7-9 p.m. today at the memorial home.
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Sep 3, 1942 - Jan 5, 1971
Added Oct 13, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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The 1958 Normal Community High School yearbook photo of Clifford Whitwood.
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Sep 3, 1942 - Jan 5, 1971
Added Oct 13, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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A photo of Daniel Kissinger from his school yearbook (1981), Winnetka, Illinois, USA
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Jan 11, 1963 - Aug 16, 1997
Added Oct 8, 2020 by: Kathy Pinna
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1870 Census
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Added Oct 5, 2020 by: Donna Ridley
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1870 Census
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Apr 6, 1828 - Oct 15, 1890
Added Oct 2, 2020 by: Donna Ridley
Donna Ridley
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Posing with his immediate family in 1927 ( 11 years old )
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Sep 30, 1916 - May 6, 1992
Added Oct 1, 2020 by: Tom Hein
Tom Hein
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This is a photo of Norma P Johnson added by Heather Patton on September 28, 2020.
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May 15, 1917 - Mar 19, 2001
This is a photo of Kenneth W Goodbrake added by John Goodbrake on September 26, 2020.
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Jun 29, 1914 - Oct 1, 1967
Added Sep 26, 2020 by: John Goodbrake
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The grave of Elizabeth McQueeney located in Mount Hope Cemetery in Cook County Illinois.
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Mar 14, 1869 - February 1964
Added Sep 24, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Pamela Crawford Jayne with Great Grandpa Freeman, Daughter Tricia and Husband Roger Jayne 1979 This is a photo of Roger Dale Jayne added by Chasity Conley on September 13, 2020.
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Dec 25, 1959 - Sep 14, 2001
Added Sep 13, 2020 by: Chasity Conley
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Laverne Cervenka 1952.
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1934 - November 2008
Added Sep 10, 2020 by: Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd
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Charles Joseph Trepina sitting with wife on right. His son Joe Trepina Sr. on far right. His son-in-law Wally Gabrys on the far left.
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Jul 30, 1909 - Aug 12, 1979
Added Sep 9, 2020 by: Robert Boyd
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Left to right Pat, Alice, Tom, Jack Jr., Adeline, Bill and Jack.
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Nov 7, 1919 - Dec 6, 1997
Added Sep 5, 2020 by: Alice Musser
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Served 4 years marine corps. Honorable discharge, of complete service.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 30, 2020 by: Kallel Oferosky
Kallel Oferosky
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Joe and Sylvia Trepina wedding photo.
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Jul 30, 1909 - Aug 12, 1979
Neva and daughter Jan in Peoria, IL.
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Added Aug 25, 2020 by: Sharon Greuel
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Senior yearbook photo of Tim Doolin. It says that he was a member of the Letterman's Club, band, basketball team, baseball team, track and participated in the Junior class play.
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Jun 7, 1945 - May 16, 2005
Added Aug 13, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of Dorothy Frances (Casteel) Foster and Harry Stewart Foster added by Ariana Paul on August 13, 2020.
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Nov 1, 1916 - Nov 14, 2003
This is a photo of Joseph C Dezutti added by Dana Caguiat on August 12, 2020.
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Aug 12, 1927 - Nov 18, 2002
High School yearbook photo from the ~1944.
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May 19, 1926 - Nov 13, 2000
Added Aug 12, 2020 by: Dana Caguiat
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George Rybica and Joe Trepina 1933.
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Jul 30, 1909 - Aug 12, 1979
Added Jul 24, 2020 by: Robert Boyd
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This is a photo of George Rybica, his wife Georgiana Rybica and son Bobby Rybica circa 1942-43.
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Feb 7, 1911 - Jan 9, 2008
Added Jul 24, 2020 by: Robert Boyd
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This is a photo of George Rybica circa 1960's.
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Feb 7, 1911 - Jan 9, 2008
Added Jul 24, 2020 by: Robert Boyd
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Left to right: Dawn, Alice, Sharon, and Raymond. Alice is with her family in '62 at Starved Rock State Park. Her mother, Wavel, is the photographer.
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Aug 5, 1955 - Jun 6, 2012
Added Jul 9, 2020 by: Grace Brewer
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Aunt Peggy with her 1st Husband, Robert Weaver
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Jul 13, 1924 - Feb 19, 2008
Added Jul 7, 2020 by: Shirley Thomason
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My mother, Patricia E Underwood Weaver, her husband, my father, James A Weaver, in 1947 with me, 4 years old in Springfield, Illinois
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Nov 22, 1928 - Feb 4, 1982
Added Jul 7, 2020 by: Shirley Thomason
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