Re: John Collins, Jr. Thank you so much!!!!! for transferring our John Collins, Jr. to me. I've already typed in a write up I have of him, that was in one of his father's home town newspapers. You may enjoy reading it. Do you know of anyone in the area that researches archive records from that area? I'd like to retrieve his death certificate and newspaper articles that pertain to them and/or the mining going on there.
This obituary as well has his wife's maiden name as hause.
Please cut and paste to the bio section:
Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. May 22, 1906
George W. Vanderslice, aged 40 years, died at his late home, South Fifth avenue, Coatesville, Sunday. Death was due to blood poisoning, which developed from a scratch on his leg by a piece of scrap iron. Besides his wife, who was Miss Hattie Hause, he leaves four children: Annie, Helen, Alice and Raymond, all at home. He had been associated with the Lukens Iron and Steel Company for nearly twenty-nine years, and was an active member of Brandywine Fire Company, No. 2, also of the American Mechanics and Knights of Malta and the Presbyterian Church.
Wilson Vanderslice, his father, is still living, John Vanderslice, Robert Vanderslice, Mrs. William John, Coatesville, and Miss Ella Vanderslice, of Lancaster, are brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held to-morrow. Mr. Vanderslice was a member of the old Star Band.
Ibid: May 24, 1906
The funeral of George W. Vanderslice took place yesterday afternoon from his late home, No. 87 South Fifth avenue, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Rev. Charles Straw, pastor of the M.E. Church, also by the Knights of Malta, Messsrs. William Meguigan and Isaac Thompson, of the Commandery, speaking. Mr. C. L. Huston, the deceased's employer, also spoke and the choir of the Baptist Church sang. The deceased was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery by the American Mechanics. The American Mechanics, Knights of Malta and Brandywine Fire Co. No. 2, attended the funeral in a body.
Many floral tributes were contributed as tokens of esteem, among them being "Gates Ajar" from Brandywine Fire Co.; wrath of sweet peas and carnations from the family; pillow of roses and sweet peas from American Mechanics, pillow of roses from Mrs. Vanderslice, Maltese cross of red and white carnations, large pillow of roses from fellow employes with the words "Our Foreman" thereon, two crosses of roses and numerous cut flowers.
Martha Vanderslice You requested a tombstone image of this burial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106612811
Since I can't get that, I sent the following to the owner of the entry for inclusion.
Please cut and paste this obit to the bio page. I question the maiden name "Ruth" based on the obit and the Death Certificate. I think it should be Hause. I just noticed someone was asking for a tombstone photo and thought I'd offer this. I'm not family. Oh, it also confirms the burial date as Oct 7 supporting your comments.
Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. October 4, 1918
MRS. GEORGE VANDERSLICE
Mrs. Martha W., widow of George Vanderslice, died suddenly at 9 o'clock last night at her home, 87 South Fifth avenue, of heart disease. Mrs. Vanderslice was formerly Miss Hause, Philadelphia. Mrs. Vanderslice is survived by these daughters and sons: Mrs. Paul D. Graef, Mrs. Harry Graham, Raymond, Claymont, Del., and Anna, at home, and one sister living in Philadelphia. Mrs. Vanderslice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
VANDERSLICE- In Coatesville, on October 3, Martha W., widow of the late George W. Vanderslice in her 53d year.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, 87 S. 5th avenue, on Monday, October 7. Meet at the house at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment at Fairview.
RE: 125275179 That is good to know, thank you. I was merely wondering when you were there as there is supposed to be a name plate on that headstone as well.. Sylvan D Baker is my grandfather.. but my father is also buried there.. any info is helpful, thanks!
Frederick Champagne-75157901 Kahpo, thank you very much for adding gravestone photo-I am fine tuning some of my memorials and saw the photo. He died a very tragic death. Thanks for all your contributions to Find A Grave. Sincerely, Clarice Courneya 46550274
Memorial Transfer Sorry to keep bugging you but I keep discovering that you manage pages of my relatives. I'm new to Find a Grave so I'm not sure if there'a an easier way to request memorial transfer than leaving a message for you. Please let me know if there is.
Transfer & thank you Hello again, Thank you for your generosity in transferring: Marilyn Ardell Miller Bregers # 154946094 to my care. With your help, I have successfully connected her with her parents, five of her eight siblings and her three husbands. As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorial. With sincerest appreciation, Marcia # 47059326
Leslie C Hanby Thank you for adding his father to the memorial. I am trying to get more information on both my grandfather, Charles Hanby and his son Leslie. I know Grandpa Charles was an outlaw who escaped prison and was never caught. When i was younger he moved a lot. Usually in far remote places in his trailer. I never knew why at that time. My family always knew where he was at so we visited him quite often.