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Berks-Dauphin Roots
RE: Thomas Almond
You are very welcome. My gr-grandfather was the regimental bugler, and served in the same company as Thomas. I imagine that they were friends.
Added by Berks-Dauphin Roots on Apr 10, 2014 7:27 PM
Berks-Dauphin Roots
Thomas Almond
I see you have some interest.

Thomas is named in this article near the bottom. A gathering of 11th PA Cav. He was in the same company as my ancestor Henry Billbrough, also named.

Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 January 1902

Cavalry Veterans Meet

Memories of the Armies of the James and Potomac were revived at the annual gathering last week of the survivors of the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.

The meeting was held at the home of Andrew Barr, at 768 North Twenty-third street, and a large number were present.

Henry Billbrough, the regimental bugler, sounded all of the calls, from reveille to taps, on the old regimental bugle.

Addresses were delivered by Captain Mc Birney, Regimental Surgeon Dr. H. Archibald and Comrade F. Heyburn, of the Sixty-Ninth New York Regiment, Cochrane's Brigade, after which the old soldiers enjoyed an excellent dinner.

All voted the reunion a great success.

After a duet by Comrade Andrew Barr and his wife, and singing "Auld Lang Syne" the veterans left for their homes.

Those present were J. B. Simmons, S. Kent, Thomas Almond , Henry Billbrough, P. F.. Campbell, N. Neff Huckelville, W. H. Quinn, C. F. Austin, a. F. Seeman, H. Myers, Alonzo R. Wright , J. Walton, W. N. George, Josiah P. Worst .
Added by Berks-Dauphin Roots on Apr 08, 2014 3:42 PM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
Frances Eastburn
Would you please add her middle name which is Fern and her maiden name was Board. Frances Fern Board. She was born 1/27/1913 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia and died September 23, 1997 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware. She married Robert Eastburn on June 18, 1940 in Wilmington, Delaware and they later divorced. Would you link her to her parents Oliver Prescott Board #26125362 and Bessie Eugenia Enright #119726280. Thanks for the help.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on Mar 16, 2014 6:45 PM
evans pics
of course not! thanks!
Added by cosette52 on Feb 17, 2014 1:32 PM
I have two theories: one is that they renamed her (although... going from Mabel Chadwick to Annie Kiefus? I doubt it was recorded wrong, because Chadwick is a family name, and became the middle name of their daughter, Sarah, b. 1893. "Kiefus," clearly written on her death certificate, and "Annie K" on her stone-- I just have no idea where that would have come from.

But then...twins? And one lived? Another daughter, Lucy Ada, b. Dec 1889 has on her birth certificate that she is the 6th child..which would imply there was another child in addition to Harry L, William Clifford, Margaret Elizabeth, and then Annie/Mabel. So then I was thinking perhaps there were two babies, Annie AND Mabel, and one died? After all, Annie was severely disabled as I understand it. Maybe a miscarriage of one?

But then the census record for Lucy W. Downs for 1900 says she's the mother of 8 children, 5 living. And that makes sense to me only if there wasn't twins. The order would be Harry, William, Margaret, Annie/Mabel, Horace, Sarah, and David, and at that time Harry, Horace, and David were all deceased.

I'm officially stumped and don't think there is anyone left in the family to ask! Arghhh!!
Added by cosette52 on Feb 13, 2014 4:05 PM
Annie/ Mabel Downs
Ok I just looked it up really quickly.

There's a Delaware birth certificate for Mabel Chadwick Downs, born July 3, 1887, to Frederick Downs and Lucy Winkelman... but then I never see anything about Mabel Chadwick Downs again-- no death certificate; not on census records with her parents...

Census records all show Annie Downs. And here's a death certificate for Annie Kiefus Downs, born July 3, 1887... died June 19, 1945. Annie was "an invalid since birth" per the death certificate. I am told she never walked..not sure she ever spoke either.

So...did they just rename her? Were they twins and only Annie survived?

Added by cosette52 on Feb 12, 2014 1:23 PM
another inquiry for you
Hey again, Penny,

My memorial for Mabel Chadwick 'Annie' Downs (99034023) is meant for the same person as your "Annie K Downs" memorial. (It's a confusing story-- off the top of my head I think there's a birth certificate for a Mabel Chadwick Downs with the same birthdate as Annie, so I just assumed it was the same person and they nicknamed her Annie, but I also saw Annie Kiefus (sp) Downs on something else... I wonder if they were twins and baby Mabel died? I really can't figure it out!) Any ideas???

Anyway, I'll delete my memorial, but could you kindly put the beautiful photo you took that shows Annie and Margaret Winkelman's grave on Margaret's grave memorial? (99007592) Margaret Winkelman is Annie's aunt (her mother's sister.)

Thanks!! And umm.. are we related by chance?
Added by cosette52 on Feb 12, 2014 1:13 PM
Hi Penny! Saw you manage the memorial for Hilda Maberry Ford. Do you happen to know where her parents are buried? I don't see grave records for them. Thanks!
Added by cosette52 on Feb 11, 2014 10:41 AM
Tom Donahue
Emmor Bishop Steele
Thank-you so much for the transfer of my 2nd gr. grandfather and thank-you for creating the memorial as I did not know where he was interred. Your hard work is appreciated.
Added by Tom Donahue on Feb 07, 2014 4:54 PM
Kathy Ogle
RE: Catharine Springer
Thank You.
Added by Kathy Ogle on Feb 02, 2014 10:38 AM
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