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I'm a 67 year-old retired high school teacher living just outside Philly. My wife and I currently have ten children, aside from fourteen we have fostered over the years. I hope that I'm preserving some history, family, and heritage for them. I've received e-mails from people offering information to add to memorials. One connected an isolated memorial of 13-year-old girl who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic with memorials of her parents and sister; another, provided birth information for a Civil War soldier. I'm also interested in the industrial life of 19th Century Philadelphia which produced as many wealthy humanitarians and philanthropists (e.g., Henry Disston, Matthias Baldwin, William Bucknell) as it did robber barons (e.g., Edward Berwind). If you see inaccuracies in my information, please contact me and I'll make corrections. If you find the the existence of a memorial causes emotional hurt or pain, let me know, and I'll remove it, but I'd ask you to first consider that the purpose of posting memorials is to honor a memory--to insure that the person is not forgotten. Please be patient with any changes you request that I make. I'm discovering that I'm sometimes busier in retirement than I was in the 44 years that I taught.|
I'd like to thank all the folks who send me corrections and additional information to post on the memorials. It's fascinating to be able to find insights into the lives of people who, except for time and space, may not really be all that different from us. It makes "the human family" more than a trite phrase.
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|Doll Harris-Hargrove||Fidelia Wilson Holmes|
Thank you so much for the photograph of the tombstone. It was very much appreciated!
|Emlen ||Harriet V. Evans (née Musser) 19427674|
Could you please transfer my 3rd Great Grandfather to me?
Added by Emlen on Aug 17, 2014 2:45 PM
|Karen Schall||Henry P. Wood # 21041957|
I thought I'd check with you on the off-chance that you might remember approximately where in the Gulph Christian Cemetery Henry P. Wood's headstone is located. I called the cemetery folks, and they don't even have record that he's buried there after one of the books was lost, perhaps in a fire. Henry was a civil war soldier who died in 1885 and was my 3rd great-grandfather. I'll be visiting the cemetery soon with my aging parents and don't want to have them stomping around for hours looking.
|Jim Allingham||Bean Family edits|
Thank you very much for the Bean family edits. I really appreciated your help.
|BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE||Ann Hnter Dewees # 14214277|
Hello rjschatz, Ann # 14214277, her dad Waters Dewees # 127110723, her mom Ann Jacob Bull # 42066485,
Thanks so much, The Deweese Clan:
|Erie County, New York Cemeteries Past & Present||Christ the King Cemetery Also known as: Christ the King Seminary Chapel|
Located in the Town of Aurora, Erie, NY
William J. Irvin 10859573
Please link him to his daughter Charlotte Cole 106968429
Thanks you so much!
Added by LRabon on Dec 29, 2013 7:03 AM
I am wondering if you can help me. I am confused about cemeteries. I have a old memorial I want to add and the old record speaks of Norriton township Pa. as the funeral and then says he will be buried at Christ Swedes church in upper Merion. I find there is a old church cemetery there in upper Merion but findagrave seems to have one in Bridgeport. Can you maybe fill me in on this mystery I have on my hands?
|Matt Kessler||Francis Martin Drexel|
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
|Matt Kessler||Francis Martin Drexel|
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Asutria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
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