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Nancy Caruthers Karns (#46974857)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 26 days
Thank you for the obituary for Velma. Most of the information was already included in the memorial, her birth/death date, her parents ... but I have updated to include the survivors.
Thank you for your help!

Added by JNicholson-Turbide on Mar 18, 2015 7:21 AM

Christine McDermott
Elsie Mae Welshhans
Hi Nancy -

I transferred the memorial you wanted for Elsie Welshhans.

Added by Christine McDermott on Oct 09, 2014 6:21 PM

have you contacted Putnam County Historical or genealogy society inquiring about Beck burials perhaps? maybe a search on genweb might find him. he just disappears it seems.

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 10:52 AM

I see James' wife Elizabeth Cloxton has a memorial however cemetery unknown other than in Poca Putnam WV. ??? mystery. Likely if she can be found, he might be buried with her. I took a look myself but saw no death record for a James Beck anywhere in WV that could be your man. ??Although Elizabeth's DC indicates she was widowed in 1903.

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 10:51 AM

Have you tried for your research for Becks? I sent you some edits to a few memorials for linking family members...they are in your edits tab, upper right corner of your home page. Glad I found your John Clyde Caruthers.

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 10:04 AM

John Clyde Sr
I just did list him and also found his findagrave memorial so put through an edit request to link him to his spouse and parents for you.

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 8:55 AM

yes I am contributor for her but where is Clyde so we can link him to his parents then he will be linked to siblings. You cannot link sibling to sibling. Might you know where he is buried?

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 8:48 AM

Hello Nancy, I'm unable to add a sibling unless I created the memorial. Might you know when he died where Clyde is buried and then we can link the family all together. I presume you'd like memorials created for him and his wife?

Added by genieresearcher on Jul 17, 2014 8:26 AM

Edie Heatherington
Madelane Welshans Munas
Nancy if you look at the 1930 census for Ella Welshans, you will see that Madeline was the daughter of Edgar Welshans & her mother was from Norway. No name for the mother. I will have to check this out when the weather gets better. Edie

Added by Edie Heatherington on Jan 18, 2014 7:56 AM

bill wealot
RE: Church Farm School Virtuall Cem.
Yes the thing with Terry and Donna was awkword particuarly since he moved off campus and donna was staying in the house until things were settled. Chad their son was a student at CFS at the time which made thing even weirder. According to Vison and Ability, Sanvely was a WW II Marine iplot of some type. I'm tring to rember if Sanely was in that video we put togehter. I know Wes Bennet, Doris Shaw, Dave Shoettle, Joe Rhile and a later teacher named Max Dobles are in it. Charlir Shreiner is in but he's only 4 or 5 at the time. Maybe you can contact Lori McDermott to see if they have a copy of that video we did that has sound. I'm afraid all I have is an earlier version with has no music to it. I'm gussing Cat's Meow is like Lemax collectibles. You would have to do the orginal dorms before the additions. Did you know the dorms ,Chapel and Greystock formed a Cross in the orginal plans with the Chapel being at the top of the cross? I have distant relatives here in Missouri - mostly cousins and a great uncle who is 88. It was a chance to return to my roots, unfortunately I haven't been able to get back into teaching except in the juveile delinquent system which can be pretty brutal at times. Thats what I'm doing now. Af inal note did you know that George Washington came by Jimmy Herr's place for dinner while he was in the area during the Revolution? Oh and along those lines do a search for battle of the clouds which was fought in that area and mentions the Church Farm cannon which Howard wright helped restore. i was actually able to locate the pair of them. Bill

Added by bill wealot on Nov 22, 2013 11:21 PM

bill wealot
RE: Church Farm School Virtuall Cem.
Terry got to be sort of an egnima the last year he was there when he was going through his divorse. He did take care of the people that worked for him however. I got to play one of the rich mans slaves my junior year for the Peagant. You asked if I was still in the arera - i'm afraid not. I'm in Missouri now, so far it's been a pretty tough 3 years. The only research I get to do is for Find a Grave.
Lori McD sure has been a wonderful resource for the school. She was always fun to work with. Those places you reeled oof brought back memories of all the old mansions. I actually came up with a CFS monopoly game at one point useing all the off campus estates and dorm names as properties. One of the places that was sold off and restored was Swedesford which was out on that dirt road. The guy has a website to show it off since he rents it out for Wedding receptions or political rallies. If I remember what he named it I'll let you know. I also have one other major history project that I completed while I was in PA. I'll send you a link for it in a separate e-mail Bill

Added by bill wealot on Nov 15, 2013 6:10 PM

bill wealot
RE: Church Farm School Virtuall Cem.
Yes I did quite a bit of research for CFS when I worked there. The fundraising arm at the time was a classmate of mine - Bill Seymour and he felt the best way to build donatins was by building connections. so I spent a lot of time going through old records of alumni and archiving all the schools artifacts and who donated them. Another huge project was restoring pictures of all the graduating seniors from years past and putting names to the faces. We then placed them all in what they call Alumni Hall now - the old room used for assemblies. We ended up with all but one class - (1929) represented on the walls. We also found old 8 MM or Super 8 films of some of the schools early days and pieced them together into about a 15 minute video with music to go with it. One of the last things we accomplished was getting the old 24 mile milestone from the 1794 PA. turnpike that ran from Phila. to Lancaster put up on campus by the school history club. Anyway it was projecrts like that. LeRoy C. looked so frail the last few times I saw him. I actually came across his and her markers for them in St. Pauls Cem. although the last I heard he was still doing ok. There were so many more projects we never got done but those were some of the things I was proudest of. One we never finished was getting the Bicentennial quilt made in 1976 rehung. The artwork was done by students and then housemothers and wifes of faculty sewed it together. Did you get a copy of Jim Tate's book of the history of CFS? It was called Vision and Ability and came out in the early 2000's? Bill

Added by bill wealot on Nov 14, 2013 4:52 PM

bill wealot
RE: Church Farm School Virtuall Cem.
Yes I was there from 1974 to 1978 as a student and from 2001 until 2010 as a dorm parent. My how things have changed there since Terri shreiner was retired. What was your fathers name? I may have come across him in my research. Bill

Added by bill wealot on Nov 13, 2013 4:12 PM

bill wealot
Church Farm School Virtuall Cem.
Can You add John Edward Dwyer to your virtual Cemetery for Church Farm School. He was CFS Class of 1937 but he was brought back to St. Paul's for his burial. He's also in the Chester County Hall of Heroes - on their website. someone posted a pretty thorough biograpy on him there which you could probably borrow pieces of if you want. Bill

Added by bill wealot on Nov 13, 2013 4:32 AM

Gina Reardon-Gaddis
August Zappine
Thank you for sponsoring August's memorial page

Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Jul 23, 2013 11:32 AM

Gina Reardon-Gaddis
Margaret Zappine
Thank you for sponsoring Margaret's memorial page.

Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Jul 23, 2013 11:31 AM

Michael Shaffer
Mamie Alice (Shaffer) Caruthers 13120809
Nancy, I came across your name from a remembrance that you posted on Mamie Alice (Shaffer) Caruthers memorial. Mamie's true birth name was Nancy Alice Shaffer. Mamie was my great aunt and was the daughter of Lafayette Shaffer and Eliza Virginia Martin, my great great grandparents. I have some information on Mamie and her children if you're interested. You can contact me at

Added by Michael Shaffer on Jan 12, 2013 9:31 AM

Dan Oh
Martin Proctor
tombstone image on the site. In the process of adding the others.

Added by Dan Oh on Jan 04, 2013 8:15 AM

Bill Corl
Pauline Davis
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Added by Bill Corl on Dec 28, 2012 6:23 PM

Bill Corl
Pauline A. Davis
Thanks, I usually don't get too detailed until after I get all the information, usually that's the last time I have a regular visit to the site. I then make sure I have all the details that I want to add, you wouldn't know her DOB?
Happy new year
, Bill

Added by Bill Corl on Dec 28, 2012 6:21 PM

Bill Corl
Marion N. Albert, 101747557
Hi Nancy
, thanks for the information. I have an idea that I looked in your County and Cumberland County and couldn't find Mummert's Burial Ground and gave up, waiting for someone like you to give me the correct information. I would rather go to the dentist than the added new cemetery at this late date.
After arriving at your contributor page. I noticed your friends with a friend of mine. Ed Ross and I have a lot of goings on at Indiantown gap national Cemetery, Annville, PA. He's a good guy.
Also, if you care to. I would be willing to transfer Marion to you since you're working on the family if it would help.
Merry Christmas
Bill Corl

Added by Bill Corl on Dec 21, 2012 11:59 AM

J. Edward Ross
RE: Re: William P DePuy
The government and military have a bad habit of putting a space in the name because they are too lazy to find the "shift" key. They put "caps-lock" on then type away.

Some of the old-timers still use the lower case "L" as a number 1. Again bad typing habits because it's easier to use the lower case "L" than learn where the 1 key is locked on the keyboard.

I've learned a long time ago that you have to search for the name with and w/o a space or you miss many memorials.

Bill Corl knows this too, I'm surprised that he didn't catch it. He's been doing graves at Indiantown Gap longer than I have.


Added by J. Edward Ross on Oct 18, 2012 10:46 AM

J. Edward Ross
Re: William P DePuy
The reason you and Bill Corl couldn't find William P DePuy's memorial at the Gap is because you didn't search for his last name with a space in it (which is typical for government and military key-punch operators). See memorial #2575917 which was created in 2000.

Today, I sent an SAC to have the original memorial (with the space) deleted. So if you don't look quickly, they'll have it deleted before you look.

I'm sending a duplicate of this to Bill Corl, too.


Added by J. Edward Ross on Oct 17, 2012 10:30 AM

Bill Corl
RE: The Dupuys
I live in Marysville, however, come from Susquehanna Township. If you look across the river see that big white water tower on the other side of the 81 bridge. That's my old neighborhood. Police said above the whistle stop it just brought back memories of Midway fire hall dances when I was a teenager. The whistle stop is one of our favorite but least visited hamburger joint.
Bill Corl

Added by Bill Corl on Oct 15, 2012 8:26 AM

Bill Corl
The Dupuys
I went back and re-checked Williams location and Indiantown gap, and could find no record of his burial. This is not unusual, since I have about 50 other people buried at Indiantown gap and I can't get a plot location from "National Gravesite Locator"which is a reference from the Veterans Administration of all servicemen buried in in national cemeteries. I have two other couples that I can find plot locations for and I'm wondering if this is going to be a third one. One of these days I'm gonna take a list and go to the cemetery to see where they're at.

Thanks for the data birth.
By the way, do I know you?
Bill Corl

Added by Bill Corl on Oct 13, 2012 6:05 AM


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