Previously, I had never found anyone on FindAGave.com. However, I decided to check it out again. I found that on May 30, 2009, the Oakdale Cemetery in Washington County, Illinois and a total of twelve McClurkens and McClurkins were added. Upon reviewing their FAQs, my whole perspective changed. I realized that it is a great place to create memorials to individuals. So far, I have added my parents, two of my grandparents, two great granparents, four great great grandparents, two great great great grandparents and eight aunts and uncles. Additionally, I added 38 additional McClurken - McClurkin graves in the Oakdale Cemetery and I am managing the original 12. I have requested photos for many of the above gravesites.
Lengthy biography space is available and 5 free photos are allowed (20 if you pay a one time fee of $5). Grave Monument photos can be requested from volunteers. I, now, highly recommend the use of FindAGrave.com as a way to create memorials to our dearly departed loved ones. (And you may find that they are already there).
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Archibald McClurken was the son of Thomas McClurken. He served in the War of 1812, as a private in the South Carolina Militia. He and his brother, James, started the first steam mill in Washington County, Illinois. A biography has been created for Archibald McClurken. See biography.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
John McClurkin was a very religious person. He was an elder and a Charter Member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Oakdale, Illinois for 40 years. Two of his sons, three of his grandsons, and a great grandson were ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. A biography has been created for John McClurkin. See biography.