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Melanie Christy (#22966539)
 member for 14 years, 15 days
D.Frederick Birely
Henry S Bushman
No one ever had the Family stone Ingraved with Henrys Name I placed the Stone for Rachel Bushman on the memorial for Henry. you can see there is room on the stone for Henry. ..

Added by D.Frederick Birely on Jul 15, 2011 9:52 PM

Fol-up re Jos. Skellinger Burial Site
I sent PMP a request for info after our last conversation and I received the fol response today:

"Bellvue Cemetery in Philadelphia Memorial Park
From: "Jones, Elaine" Add to Contacts
To: ""


Good Afternoon Michael:

I found Ella N.Skellinger, Joseph Skellinger, and Sadie F. Skellinger in Bellvue.

Ella was 73. Her date of interment was 10-22-1921. She is located in I/A Lot 302
grave #1. Joseph was also 73 . His date of interment was 7-9-1910. He is also
interred in IA lot 302 grave #1. Sadie was 14. Her date of interment was 5-31-1890.
She is also interred in I/A Lot 302 grave #1. I hope this information is helpful.
I will have my grounds supervisor locate the grave and he will let me know if
the grave is marked. He will be available next Monday.

Best Regards,

Elaine Jones"

Ella N Porter was Joseph's 2nd wife and Sadie was his niece; the dau of William B and Martha W. Scudder of Canton, Lower Alloways Creek, Salem Co, NJ. Sadie died of Typhoid Fever complications; her DC is on FS. I believe she was taken to Phil. by her father for treatment to try and save her life; her mother Martha died before 1880.
Will let you know if the graves are marked.
It looks like Bellvue Cemetery is a special section within PMP.
br, Mike.S

Added by skellysiam on Jul 08, 2011 9:25 PM

Sarah I Glover Dull
Transfer completed!

Added by Mardi on Jul 06, 2011 2:10 AM

Cansaidy Todd Dull & John Henry Dull
Corrections completed & I also transfered management over to you.

Added by Mardi on Jul 03, 2011 3:54 PM

Brenda Turner Blake
RE: Jacob Sipe
Jacob & Simon, as well as Catherine & Ballard Sipe have been transferred to you. I assumed that Catherine and Ballard may also be related to you.

Added by Brenda Turner Blake on Jun 23, 2011 10:24 PM

Brenda Turner Blake
Jacob Sipe
Yes, you may use the picture. I have no connection to this person. Would you like the memorial transferred to you?

Added by Brenda Turner Blake on Jun 23, 2011 6:12 PM

Linda Marker
Henry Mull
Yes, of course you may use the photo.

Added by Linda Marker on Jun 23, 2011 2:34 PM

Linda Rhoadarmer
John Wagner
I see that you are related to John. Does any of what I sent you ring true? Linda

Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Jun 21, 2011 10:12 PM

RE: Follow-up on Joseph Skellinger
Hi Melanie,
And thanks for your response and explanation of how you ended up with the DC of Joseph S. I too have used the familysearch data base with some amazing results. For instance, all the DCs and other BM dox from Cook Co, IL (Chicago) are also available at familysearch. As it happens, most of my Cumberland-Skellinger male family members found their way to Chicago after the CW to seek fame and fortune. Thanks to this familysearch d/b I was able to verify their presence in this city and follow some of their activities through BMD. These data points were not available on any other d/b that I'm aware of.
Below are two d/p's that I found on the net which provide somewhat of a history of Bellevue Cemetery in Philadelphia. At this time, I'm somewhat encouraged that Joseph S might have been re-interned at the Philadelphia Memorial Park in the 1951 move. The reason for my encouragement is that as a CW veteran, the grave of Joseph S would have/should have had a government provided headstone installed and if the stone was still standing at the time of the move, I believe the state/city government would have felt obligated to preserve this bit of Americana history. I could be dead wrong, but it's well worth the time it would take me to write a letter to PMP and ask the question. Just recently, I found the grave site of Joseph's older brother, Cornelius, who also fought in the CW. The grave located in a little used Cumberland Co, NJ, cemetery named Cumberland Furnace, was complete with what I believe is the original government provided headstone. So there is hope. This could also apply to any of your relatives who were buried their before the move.
Thanks again for being a caring person who is interested in honoring those who have gone before us. Keep up the good work; without your input, I would have never given the grave site of Joseph S a second look.
If I get any positive results from my letter to PMP, I'll provide you with feedback.
br, Mike.S

Bellevue Cemetery (Est. 1885)
H & Tioga Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(removed in 1951 to Philadelphia Memorial
Park, Frazer, PA )
The former site was abandoned after 1951
until it became the parking lot of a shopping
center built in the late 1960's which also has
now since closed.
(Non Sectarian/Public/Private/Undetermined)

Philadelphia Memorial Park
124 Phoenixville Pike
Frazer, Pennsylvania 19355-1023
(Non Sectarian/Public/Private/Undetermined)

Added by skellysiam on Jun 21, 2011 9:43 PM

Linda Rhoadarmer
John Wagner
He died 7 Oct 1919, Block C. With that I was not able to find any additional information. The "C" I was told means Catholic. I went to the local Catholic church and they do not have any records for him. I then went to the local library and checked the microfilm during the death date time frame and no luck. A number of folks have been buried in Potters Field with no head stone but usually there is a record. In the Catholic records there was a John with a name sorta close to Wagner but starting with a "M" and dated later in the month of Oct in the year 1919. There was EOSH (Eastern Oregon State Hospital) here and many who died in that hospital were cremated and buried in a mass area with no head stones if they were poor. The State Hospital is no more. In fact, when it closed down, the basement had hundreds of cremated remains that had not been buried. Too bad no family member stepped forward to give a record of him having been put on earth.
My husband and I are traveling in our RV and have taken it upon ourselves to check the Find A Grave requests for each area we are in. We leave in the morning. Carla at the Catholic church is the church's secretary. Did you want all of this made public? I guess the bottom line is, I didn't find anything regarding him. Linda

Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Jun 21, 2011 9:26 PM

Follow-up on Joseph Skellinger
Hello again,
I hope you're not offended by me asking, but I've been thinking about your provision of the DC on my g, g, g, granduncle, Joseph Skellinger but I can't quite understand how you were motivated to help me find his final resting place.
I understand that you live in the great state of Utah, ground-zero for American genealogy, and that you probably accessed Joseph's DC through one of the FHC's, or perhaps the main library, but what I can't figure out is why?
And how did you know Bellevue Cemetery is now a parking lot? Goggle Earth?
Just curious to know if you are related to the Schellinger family of Cumberland, NJ, or was it just a good deed?
In any event, I'm very grateful for your help and have passed your info on to my Cumberland-Schellinger cousins who are also interested in these matters.
br, Mike Skelenger

Added by skellysiam on Jun 21, 2011 6:35 AM

Joseph Skellinger (1837-1910)
Hi Melanie,
Just wanted to say thanks for your effort in confirming the last resting place of Joseph S. Of course, it wasn't an ideal find, being buried in a parking lot. I'm fairly sure that his wife and daughter had both passed before the cemetery was re-done, so there was little chance of a reinternment.
I did find an abstract of his DC on the net, but for some reason it didn't contain his place of burial. What I put on the his Find A Grave memorial was just an "educated guess".
Thank you for your help.
br, Mike Skelenger

Added by skellysiam on Jun 21, 2011 4:35 AM

Martha Yager
RE: Christy Headstones-Moundgrove Cemetery
Thank you for your comments! I enjoy helping people by taking the pictures! Martha

Added by Martha Yager on Jun 20, 2011 7:16 PM

NW Mountain Man
RE: Ingraham #21601753
You can post photo's on the memorials. Would be happy to see them there.

Added by NW Mountain Man on Jun 15, 2011 3:51 PM

RE: Clarinda Wagner
I added a close-up of Isaac's stone, and also a photo for the John Wagner that is buried next to that stone.

Added by kjvaughn on Jun 12, 2011 4:45 PM

RE: Abbott Cemetery
In response to your request:

Hi, WOW! Great pictures. May I please use any picures of Abbott's in the Abbott Cemetery in Stockbridge VT for my tree? I will place a citation for your efforts. Thank you, Melanie Christy #22966539

the answer is yes. I was on a travel assignment there and would go out and take tons of pictures.

My assignment was short so I had to make the best of it. Use any you wish.


Added by terrirn143 on Jun 05, 2011 4:38 PM

Mojo Warren
Riverview Cemetery
I sent Stephen your way. Let me know if there is anyone else!

Added by Mojo Warren on Jun 02, 2011 6:59 AM

D.Frederick Birely
RE: Imel Headstone
your welcome, I spent the day at Riverside Cemetery in sterling, took photos of Nora(Imel) and Aaron Bushman. and 679 of the closest tombstones in sec 22 lol and found some of her siblings that were missing .well to me anyways. i will be adding them to my Chadwick Cemetery family tree in ancestry.

Added by D.Frederick Birely on May 23, 2011 7:46 PM


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