There is a possibility that he wasn't buried in or around Dixon. Did he live in Dixon
or was he just visiting his sister? My husband's great uncle was living in Kansas at
the time of his death (he had been there for many years). His father had gone to be with
him during his last week (1919 flu epidemic) and after he died, brought him back to
Nebraska on the train to be buried in the cemetery here. I found that information in a
journal that his sister kept during that time.
Another possibility is that he could have been buried in a family plot. In the case of
other relatives who were farmers outside of Dixon, there is actually a cemetery on their
property. It's named & listed on a local map, but it's still on (or just
outside) the property that belongs to the same family. We stumbled on it by accident &
found that 99% of the names were family. Maybe he was buried under a favorite tree or
something and it never became an actual cemetery. There weren't the same rules &
regulations back then that there are now.
Good luck with your search.
From: Martha Johnson <mjohnson049(a)columbus.rr.com>
To: illee <illee(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sun, Sep 25, 2011 8:24 am
Subject: [Lee Co IL] funeral homes 1912
an somebody tell me what funeral homes were in business in 1912 in
he Dixon, Illinois area? If any are still in existence I could
heck with them about the funeral and burial place of my g
randfather George Jones McCorkle, died Dec 20, 1912 in Dixon home
f his sister Maria McCorkle Reid.
I have the obit, but arrangement were incomplete and no funeral home
r burial place listed. Also, no record of death is at the Lee
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