|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1828|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1920|
Spouse of George Washington Levers.
Catherine is fairly well documented through life. Her husband is not. He is always missing in the census, but his family is always in Mauch Chunk with Catherine.
It is said that her husband was named after George Washington because his father built the boats that Washington used in the crossing of the Delaware. He built the boats in Wilmington and operated a shop there. I think that's why it is so hard to find George...he was traveling between Mauch Chunk, PA and his job at the Wilmington ship yard. I can't yet prove this.
Catherine's life must have been difficult. She outlived most of her children, helped raise her daughters three children after her daughter died due to birth complications, and can be found living with her childless daughter and son in law in 1920. In the 1880 census she is clearly marked as widowed.
I believe her maiden name may have been Lewis.
Harriet Levers McCraw (1849 - 1874)*
Anna M Levers Fairchiles (1851 - 1883)*
Mauch Chunk Cemetery
Plot: Sec 1-30
Maintained by: Jon Van Natta
Originally Created by: Emily Miller
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71658765
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