Sunday, September 17, 2006

Illinois Woman to Take In Homeless Ancestor

A great-great-granddaughter of Civil War veteran Clark Smith has been found. Smith was one of twenty individuals found buried in North Aurora, Illinois, graveyard whose remains need a new home.

Thanks to extensive research and leads, Linda Eder of the Kane County Genealogical Society has been in touch with Auroran Nancy Adams and, according to the family history and information Adams has provided, "things seem to fit," Eder said.

Eder and genealogist Sandy Chalupa met with Adams last Saturday to cross-check family history, discuss formalities and begin the paperwork.

To have the remains of her great-great-grandfather legally released to the family, Adams must submit a letter to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. [Link]
This should work out perfectly, as Adams has a guest bedroom and was looking for a full-time babysitter.

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