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David Laughlin (#47881454)
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I joined Find A Grave because I wanted to find where my ancestors were buried. Then I learned that I could link them for not only me, but for anyone else interested in the same line. I now really enjoy creating non family member memorials and linking their family members.

My maternal 3rd great-grandparents were William and Elizabeth Short Dodson.

My maternal 2nd great-grandparents were Andrew Jackson Rebecca Williams Dodson Sr.

My maternal great-grandparents were William and Ida Flack Dodson.

My maternal grandparents were James (Jessie) Joseph and Helen Elizabeth Demuling Dodson.

I'm descended from the Laughlin, Murphy, and McGinnis lines from Onoville, N.Y and the Demuling and Dodson lines in Pennsylvania.

My wife is descended from Isaac and Lucinda Hill Brock from Texas and the William T. and Sarah Sallie Johnson Gaston line from North Carolina.

I've no problem with the use of my photographs for your own purpose's but please be kind and ask first, and if used, please give credit.
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George Moran
O'Connor/Dodson Family


Thanks for your service to Find A Grave.
I found my Great Great Grandparents in
St. Johns Cemetery in Altoona Pa. Patrick
O'Connor and Catherine (Dodson) O'Connor.

I also found my other Great Great Grandparents,
Francis Moran and Bridget (Bradley) Moran in
St. Michael's Cemetery at Loretto Pa.There are
a lot of other Moran ancestors buried there
also,along with Moran family I have found in
other Cambria County cemeteries.

I am a newbie on computer and family research.
You have been a big help in this search,Thanks
again for this service.

Most of my ancestors farmed in Ashville Pa. A
lot of O'Connor and Moran connection in Altoona
also. It has been fun and a challenge so far.

I don't know if we have a Dodson connection
but I would not doubt it,with all the Dodson
names in Cambria census.

My email is georgemoran459@gmail.com

Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Warm Regards,
George Moran





Added by George Moran on Feb 24, 2016 6:47 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: HELP ON A CEMETERY - SOUTH VALLEY CATHOLIC
Dave,

I take it you've seen the photos on Findagrave as well as this site:

http://www.paintedhills.org/CATTARAUGUS/SouthValleyCatholic.html

As for earlier paper records, don't get your hopes up too much. Extrapolating from my own area of PA, the priests, generally speaking, did not keep burial records at all. After a few bucks exchanged hands, establishing that a family had the right to bury, say, eight bodies in the cemetery, from that point on the family just kept track of which holes had been filled. It's not until well into the 20th century that we start seeing burial registers in the parishes hereabouts. My own parish dates from 1855, but the first honest-to-goodness maps of the cemetery only date from 1945. These were constructed after the fact from the names on the stones.

Two possibilities come to mind if you wish to be sending out letters. Address one to the Archivist of the Diocese of Buffalo (not Arch-). If there was a now-closed mission in the area, its books may have been deposited at the Diocesan Chancery. Then again, they could have been confided to the nearest existing Catholic parish.

You can also try to pursue the secular route by contacting any historical society that Cattaraugus might have.

Sorry not to be of more help!

Fr. L

Added by Albert Ledoux on Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM
Doc Grauberger
RE: SPOUSE OF JOHN G. GROH
Hey Dave,

Good to hear from you again. I was not aware of the Kuhn/Jackemy connection to the Demulings, which makes things more interesting. We all ready know that Johns Groh's sister Sophie was married to your great uncle Frank Demuling. So here is something new perhaps for you to chew on.

I still don't know if the unnamed child stone next to John's stone is there to represent Ellie Groh or not. However, the cousin that I told you she died with was the daughter of Hattie Jackemy's sister Caroline and her husband Casper Schlaudecker. That child's name was Estella. If memory serves me right I believe the Schlaudeckers are buried in the same cemetery as your Demulings back in Pennsylvania.

Hattie's Grave location I was not able to find as of yet.
Added by Doc Grauberger on Jan 26, 2016 12:35 PM
Doc Grauberger
RE: SPOUSE OF JOHN G. GROH
Hey Dave,

Good to hear from you again. I was not aware of the Kuhn/Jackemy connection to the Demulings, which makes things more interesting. We all ready know that Johns Groh's sister Sophie was married to your great uncle Frank Demuling. So here is something new perhaps for you to chew on.

I still don't know if the unnamed child stone next to John's stone is there to represent Ellie Groh or not. However, the cousin that I told you she died with was the daughter of Hattie Jackemy's sister Caroline and her husband Casper Schlaudecker. That child's name was Estella. If memory serves me right I believe the Schlaudeckers are buried in the same cemetery as your Demulings back in Pennsylvania.

Hattie's Grave location I was not able to find as of yet.
Added by Doc Grauberger on Jan 26, 2016 12:34 PM
Pamela Hoffman Winkler
RE: CLARK WALLACE SULLIVAN
You're quite welcome, Dave. Took advantage of some 45 degree weather. Nice! Now its 11 degrees out there and we have several inches of snow. brrrrr. No photo taking for a while now. Have a great day!

~Pam
Added by Pamela Hoffman Winkler on Jan 13, 2016 12:36 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Matilda M. Topper Burns
To get super good contrast, it's necessary to wait until I can get a glaring summer sun, shining at full brilliance. Then there's the question of the time of day.

Waiting until then, I can point out that George and Elizabeth baptized a daughter Matilda at Loretto, Feb. 27, 1831. Father Gallitzin recorded the birthdate as Feb. 15, 1831. It wouldn't be the first time that he got a birthdate messed up, given the time that would frequently elapse between birth and baptism. So if the January birthdate was recorded in a bible or some such, I would go with that month and day.

The 1900 census places her birth in January of 1833.

Put a circle on your 2016 calendar and send me a message about the tombstone around, say, May 1st. If the birthdate is still problematic, I'll hunt down the stone again.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Dec 21, 2015 10:55 AM
Cathy P.
Elizabeth Laughlin
Dear David,If you can call or E-Mail this link this would help us.:)
E-Mail:WWW.LAKESIDECEMETERY@VELOCITY.NET
PHONE:814-459-8200
Thank You,
Sincerly Cathy P.
Added by Cathy P. on Nov 01, 2015 8:13 AM
Barbara Goggin Brann
Elizabeth Laughlin
Do you know where your mother is buried in Lakeside Cemetery? The lady in the office really dislikes Find A Gravers asking her for the plot numbers. I don't think that she gets that we are doing what we are doing for members of family.
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Oct 27, 2015 6:12 AM
George Sprouse
RE: SARAH WILSON WARD
I have deleted the photo and tried reloading a few different ways, still shows up sideways on the page. The photo itself is straight. I have another photo that is doing the same thing. They were both taken the same day, the same camera, and the same computer. I've loaded similar pictures before with no problems. I don't know what's wrong now. I'll get them back up as soon as I can figure out how to fix it.
Added by George Sprouse on Oct 07, 2015 10:13 PM
Marianne
Re-Walter Bedell
David,
Thank you for the info !
Marianne
Added by Marianne on Oct 04, 2015 9:13 AM
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