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George M Albright
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1845
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1917
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

1. The birth date as shown above
2. His nickname was "Old Hammer Head"


He was the son of John G. & Susan Albright and the husband of Sarah H. Davis, with whom he fathered four children. Sarah died, date unknown, and he married Alice Jane Burd in Perry County. The daughter on the tombstone is Alice's and George's. In 1860, he was a farmer living in Newport, Perry County. He stood 5' 7" tall and had brown hair and hazel eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted August 31, 1864, with Co. E, 208th Pa Inf, at the rank of private. Wounded during the final assault on Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865, but honorably discharged with his company on June 1, 1865.

After the war, he moved to Harrisburg. He left Alice c. 1916 because he had fathered a child with another woman. They did not divorce. According to Alice, "what he earned went principally for whiskey." To the extent that his war experience caused his post-war alcoholism would be conjectural but a strong possibility given the hellish nature of the attack on Petersburg.
(Courtesy Dennis Brandt)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Susan Albright (1803 - 1888)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah H Davis Albright (1842 - 1872)
  Alice Jane Burd Albright (1858 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Myrtle Viola Albright Russ (1879 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Robert Viguers
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40404829
George M Albright
Added by: Michael Milliken
 
George M Albright
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Added by: Robert Viguers
 
 
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- Robert Viguers
 Added: Dec. 25, 2010
George served as a private with the 208th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company E (Civil War). Rest in Peace, Soldier.
- Joe Nihen
 Added: Aug. 16, 2010
 
 
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