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Illinois Saving Graves by Foxie Hagerty


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Chippiannock  Cemetery, South Rock Island Township, Rock Island Co., IL

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All photos on these pages taken by Foxie Hagerty, Illinois Saving Graves State Host, who travels all over the state of IL taking tombstone photos. if you'd like to contribute any photos to these web pages feel free to attach .jpg file to an email me below click on the hand below. and I will post them here with your contributions are always welcome. I thank you, your ancestors will thank you & others in cyber genealogy space will thank you, Too. Have a wonderful fun filled day or evening which ever the case may be. Thanks for visiting this web site.

Chippiannock cemetery entrance photo by Foxie July 14, 2007, Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Chippiannock cemetery entrance photo by Foxie July 14, 2007, Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Chippiannock cemetery entrance photo by Foxie July 14, 2007, Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

entrance to cemetery

Chippiannock Cemetery encompassing 85 acres, is located on 2901 12th St., Rock Island, 61201,
Phone: 309-788-6622
 

This cemetery has many stones & places of interest that I'm going to make the pages different & linked to. will be working on them. Also, there will be photos of the tombstone rubbing class I attended by Mindy at the cemetery on July 14, 2007. This is going to take a bit of time to complete as I have way over 500 photos from the said cemetery but there are many more to go and take too. the Calvary Cemetery entrance is at the back of this cemetery. On one side is the Chippiannock Cemetery and other side the Calvary cemetery. have some photos of it too.

Quad Cities Times, July 21, 2008 --- Sever thunder Storm Damage.

Yesterday morning around 6 a.m., severe storms tore through the Midwest. While this storm did not make national headlines, to my knowledge, it was pretty rough for many citizens in the Quad Cities and beyond. Around 100,000 people were without power yesterday in both Illinois and Iowa (we border the Mississippi River), and thousands are still without power today. We've been told by our meteorologists that it was not a tornado, as we were told yesterday, but a "derecho," a type of long-lived and destructive wind storm. Winds were between 80-90+ mph. I heard yesterday that this would have registered at a level 2 hurricane.

Chippiannock has long been considered a Quad Cities Landmark and is the resting place of over 25,000 persons, including some of the Quad Cities most memorable individuals. In 1855 Chippiannock' s founders purchased 62 acres and secured the services of noted landscape architect Almerin Hotchkiss to design a cemetery patterned in the Rural Cemetery style of Mt. Auburn in Massachusetts (America's first Garden Style cemetery). Chippiannock holds 85 acres today, 35 acres still in the wooded timber for future development. The landscape design and spectacular examples of art and architecture earned the cemetery National Register status in May of 1994.
 

Sexton's house just inside the gates

Dimick Children's graves Chippiannock Cemetery Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

          Eddie and Josie Dimick, children of Otis Dimick, a prominent Rock Island businessman, both died on Oct. 22, 1878, of diphtheria. At first the family dog would visit their graves when the family visited. But soon he visited their graves every day, staying from sunrise to sunset. When the dog died, the family erected a monument memorializing his dedication.

Dimick Children's graves Chippiannock Cemetery Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Eddie & Josie Dimick's faithful dog, by their graves, Rock Island Co., IL Genealogy

Dimick Children's graves Chippiannock Cemetery Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Dimick Children's graves Chippiannock Cemetery Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Their Head stones or foot stones with their names on them.

O. J. Dimick born in New York Jan 14, 1831
died Feb 11, 1893
Harriet S. Cook, wife of Otis J. Dimick
born in Rock Island on Nov 21, 1837

O. J. Dimick born in New York Jan 14, 1831
died Feb 11, 1893
Harriet S. Cook, wife of Otis J. Dimick
born in Rock Island on Nov 21, 1837 --- close up Parents of children above.
 

hippiannock cemetery entrance photo by Foxie July 14, 2007, Rock Island Co., IL Saving Graves Genealogy

Chippiannock Cemetery Page 2

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Chippiannock Cemetery page 4

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any comments, suggestions, help, insults, compliments feel free to email them to me or if you have person's buried in this cemetery would love to hear from you.  Maybe somebody you know is not listed and buried here... Can always use the help. Thanks
 

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