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Tom Raub (#46584711)
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RE: Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Also, I looked at the documents attached to Catherine Hare Merkley's memorial, so they can be removed. Thanks!
Added by bvn on Aug 25, 2014 2:56 PM
RE: Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Thanks for the return information. I have processed the links, and also sent a suggested correction for Catherine Hare to move Hare to maiden name and add Merkley to surname.

What a great picture of Catherine Merkley Townsend - many old pictures feature people with grim or stern faces, but she is smiling and looks so sweet!
Added by bvn on Aug 25, 2014 2:55 PM
Catherine Merkley Townsend's parents
Hello. I received the suggested links for Catherine's parents and just had a couple of questions.

1 - The cemetery record for Catherine Townsend says her parents were Henry and Carolina (instead of Catherine) Merkley. Do you have a source for Catherine being Henry's wife/Catherine's mom?

2 - Can you tell me how Catherine Hare Merkley's body came to be lost or destroyed?

Added by bvn on Aug 24, 2014 9:40 AM
John Robinson
Well, as it so happens, we are planning an exhibit and talk about Mr. Heisely and the Durang brothers of York and their connection to the National Anthem. It will be the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg.

Do you have an email address that I could give to those people planning the event so that they might write to you to see how you might be involved?

How fortuitous to meet a descendant online!

John Robinson
Added by John Robinson on Jun 12, 2014 7:03 AM
John Robinson

The Heisely marker described in this sentence --
"The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has erected an historical marker for George Heisely at the Northwest corner of North 2nd St and Walnut St in Harrisburg." -- is not quite correct. That marker was erected by the City of Harrisburg, not the Commonwealth. I thought you might want to know this.

John Robinson
Former director. State Historical Marker Program
President, Historical Society of Dauphin County
Added by John Robinson on Jun 11, 2014 4:05 PM
RE: Copeland
Tom, I sent edits in the "My Edits" tab on your profile for links for your Copeland memorials to their parents, added a middle name for one and some date and place information. I thought you reviewed and approved the edits is why I thanked you. If a memorial owner does not do that within 30 days F-G automatically updates the memorials and this must be what happened.~Laura.
Added by Honor on Jun 11, 2014 3:13 PM
Tom, thank you for the updates and links-they are appreciated! Laura.
Added by Honor on Jun 11, 2014 10:09 AM
Faith Shores
Crofoot, Orange and wife Ruth
Tom, I'm doing research on the Crofoot family. I was looking at the same 2 headstones in 2 different cemeteries. I don't know which cemetery is correct.

Here's the one: Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 18, 1831

age 40 yrs 6 mos

Cole Hill Cemetery
Brookfield (Madison County)
Madison County
New York, USA

Created by: Tombstone Hunter
Record added: Jan 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32900249
Added by Faith Shores on Feb 17, 2014 11:09 AM
Ron Blauch
Heisleys of Harrisburg
I have been gathering information on the Heisley dynasty of instrument makers. You really put a lot of info together that is extremely helpful. The early instrument makers made them one piece at a time with precision and craftsmanship. Their accomplishments are worthy of a lasting legacy. Thanks
Added by Ron Blauch on Jan 26, 2014 8:47 PM
David Lock
transfer management
John Locke Find A Grave Memorial# 115974320 is my great grandfather. would you kindly allow me to manage this record as well as his mother Johanna Locke?

thank you
David Lock
Added by David Lock on Oct 31, 2013 5:37 PM
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