|Fred Elwell (#47392228)|
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|David P. Wilson||Nanney Twins combined couples tombstones picture.|
Hi, again, Fred. I live very near to Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery, so took a spin out there on Tuesday and snapped and have posted a picture of the twin girls' combined couples tombstones with their sweethearts. It is a strong image that helps tell their story, as it visually combines the four tragic decedents together, as well as illustrates that the twins remain together, side by side, in death. I know that you're somehow their relative, as I noticed there are Elwell graves in the same family plot, so wanted to make sure to alert you to the new picture, in case those combined couples stones is something you've not seen before. Best regards, Dave Wilson
|David P. Wilson||FYI: Nanney Twins & fiancees' article located & posted|
Hi, again, Fred. Just a note to let you know that I did a detailed search by the keywords "twins crash Bridgeville," as no article came up via searching for the word "Nanney", and that I did successfully find a terrific article, with all the relevant details, but, fortunately, no disturbing grizzly details. There was one brief paragraph that passingly indicated what some of the sustained fatal injuries were (the death certificates are, of course, more specific), though I deleted that paragraph out prior to posting. There also was a continuing paragraph I deleted, with unnecessary additional details about the drunk driver who head-on'd into the young couples' vehicle; that paragraph simply stated that the following day he was surprised to be informed that he had killed anyone. I did a nice straightening, enhancing, and spiffing up of the bulk of the article, so it'll look great and crisp, and tidy as possible, and I know you'll be very pleased with it, if you check out the Nanney Twins' respective memorials. I posted the same Sept. 1958 article in all four decedents' memorials, since the article is so invaluably informative that it would be wrong and a disservice to the four decedents not to post it, as it tells their story so well. The published article included the graduation portraits of the Nanney Twins, but the reproduction quality was so poor of those pictures (way too dark and muddy) that I opted not to post them, as they wouldn't have done the memorials any justice. But the portraits of the two fiancees were comparatively (and sufficiently) much brighter and clearer, so I did post their respective pictures in their respective memorials. Now, when anyone refers to either of the 4 FG memorials, they'll find the couples' stories, which describes their families, inseparable friendships, careers, and, of course, in mild, inoffensive terms, the fatal accident. The Nanney Twins tragedy is more or less "famous" by Seaford 20th Century standards, as a tragedy that anyone who was old enough to be aware back then knew about it and later indefinitely remembered it. It was a couple years before my time, though I heard about it ever since I was little, and to as recently as, the latest time, just the other week. So, their story lives on locally. That's why I thought it imperative that the newspaper article be presented in their memorials, since I know that a lot of people are interested in that story. Too, the article serves as their obituaries and includes lengthy list of family survivors. Priceless information. I cited the publication source and page numbers, etc., in the captions. Best regards, Dave Wilson
|David P. Wilson||Nanney Twins (Carolyn & Cliddie), Seaford, Sussex Co., DE, Odd Fellows Cem.|
Hi, Fred. I've noticed you manage the Nanney Twins' (Carolyn and Cliddie's) memorials. Their death certificates don't seem to be available on Ancestry.com. But, I'm writing to let you know that, in case you weren't aware, those certificates are available on FamilySearch, as I just now found and viewed them there, under DE death records for 1958. (For some reason Ancestry.com doesn't have certain DE documents that Familysearch has, and it seems to be rather random, regarding what they're missing.) I have all my life heard of the Nanney Twins' tragic September 1958 deaths, with their fiancees, via a massive car crash that took all their lives. My older sisters attended the joint funeral of all four decedents (everyone was buried in side-by-side graves), so I've heard mentions of them all my life (most recently just the other week, when one of my sisters spoke, again, about the viewings she attended). At any rate, in case you happen to need their death certificates, they are readily available on Familysearch. If you need any help locating them, just let me know, and I'll be happy to e-mail you the links. Meanwhile, those certificates include miscellaneous biographical details that you may want to add to the twins' memorials (also the maiden name for their mother, which that name was Ward). I was going to submit the assorted details to you via edit requests, but thought you might like to enter the info yourself, in case they were your relatives. Plus, since their deaths were tragic, I don't know whether or how you may want to mention that in their memorials. (Probably it should be somehow mentioned, also, the names of their respective fiancees, as my understanding is that both couples were sheduled to soon have a double marriage ceremony together.) Best regards, Dave Wilson (Seaford, DE) PS: I checked The Salisbury Times (Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD) newspaper editions that are available on Ancestry.com, which includes 1958 in the years range that's available, though found no article about the crash, or even any mentions of the Nanney surname, despite The Salisbury Times usually having reported about tragic happenings that occurred in this part of Sussex Co.
Love what you do with the veterans memorials, Fred. Keep up the good work!
...unless the lawr stone is a cenotaph with 1st wife, but they look identical
Added by TECK on Aug 07, 2014 2:43 AM
75948068 is the same stone in Bellevue Lawr MA. Please correct the location of your memorial and I will delete the original
Added by TECK on Aug 07, 2014 2:18 AM
Is your e-mail that you post on findagrave
a correct address?
It returns as undeliverable.
Should it be comcast instead of compast?
I have some documents for your family that
I wanted to send you.
|Liz Colton||# 85816504|
Fred if possible to share headstone photos of my maternal fifth great grandfather and his wife, Mirriam Eaton Brown, thanks Liz.
|Paul V. Bradley, Jr.||Ada Burns|
Fred, I have Ada's obit.
|Bob on Gallows Hill||James Downer|
Thanks much for the info, I've added it to the memorial.
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