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George Manning Elmy
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Birth: Jul., 1835
Suffolk, England
Death: Dec. 21, 1915
Nanticoke
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Originally a mariner from Suffolk, England (probably from the town of Blythburgh), George moved to Sunderland in County Durham.

"After marrying [Margaret Park in County Durham, England], George worked as a coal miner [in Durham] until 1870 when he signed-on to an ocean-going freighter bound for Boston. He jumped ship in Boston and found his way to Nanticoke in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal fields. His family joined him in 1871 and it [is] here they lived their lives."
David Bache

According to his death certificate, his occupation was "Fire Boss" [a safety officer charged with checking the workings for flammable gasses and issuing safety lamps within the coal mine].

Charter Member of MOWERY - [Volunteer Fire] ENGINE CO. #3 in Nanticoke. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Park Elmy (1837 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  George P. Elmy (1856 - 1917)*
  Joseph Park Elmy (1864 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Jane Elmy Bache (1867 - 1971)*
  Margaret Ann Elmy Blythe (1869 - 1943)*
  George Elmy (1888 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
George Elmy
1836 - 1917 [sic, dates for wife's inscription are also wrong.]
 
Note: Luzerne County Burial Permit has burial given as 23 Dec 1915.
 
Burial:
Nanticoke Cemetery
Nanticoke
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot # 174
 
Maintained by: Jay Rarick
Originally Created by: Beth
Record added: Jan 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13101085
George Manning Elmy
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George Manning Elmy
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George Manning Elmy
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Volunteer firefighter.
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Jan. 30, 2013
 
 
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