Pearl L. Meadows, 24 April 1894 to 05 Jan 1985

these people are listing in the Unknown Listings of Abingdon Cemetery.

John Melton has found them. click on link above goes to

unknown page.

Foxie,
 
I found your Knox County website via the Illinois Saving Graves Project website.
 
Last November 4th I was in the area to search for the elusive grave of a great uncle. I stopped at the genealogy section at Galesburg Library and found the cemetery list for Abingdon Cemetery; but when I found that his grave was in the section titled "UNKNOWN BURIALS", I thought, "Oh #@%!".

 

Undaunted, I headed down to Abingdon to start my search--at least it was a sunny autumn afternoon and I had plenty of time before it got dark. I picked the NW corner behind the mausoleum (turned out not to be such a great choice) and proceeded to walk back and forth quickly eyeing every stone, about as exciting as reading a large phone book, though I was becoming very familiar with many last names. Finally, after about TWO HOURS, several "Meadows" caught my eye, then I found what I was looking for: HANFORD T
PIERCE & PEARL MEADOWS. I dropped to my knees yelling "Hallelujah", then took a few photos, being careful not to get the tips of my shoes or my reflection in the pictures. (Foxie's note: I'm not always so careful on this.)
 
I don't know what section they're in--kind of towards the center. Perhaps you can figure it out from the photo. Actually, I've often found cemetery coordinates to be truly puzzling.
 
Attached are three photos I took of the gravestone of my great-uncle and his wife. I reduced the size of the first two but left the third at full resolution. Any problems, let me know.
 
Hanford Theodore Pierce, 10 Aug 1884 to 20 Feb 1961
Pearl L. Meadows, 24 April 1894 to 05 Jan 1985
 
I took a few other photos in Abingdon Cemetery because of names that might be connected. If you want me to submit them, let me know. I also, have several photos from Galva Cemetery.
 
I've recently posted a lot of cemetery gravestone photos (Princeville, Prospect, & Mt Hawley) at the following Peoria County website with as much detail regarding names, dates, and relations that I can "dig up":
 
That's all for now,
 
John Melton
Falls Church, VA

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