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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Seibert Miller(father),John Seibert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove(sp?)

After being called out by someone for misinformation, I would like to set the record straight. I spent over 12 years of my life reading 104 years of local newspapers in the Mount Carmel and Shamokin Pennsylvania area. My data comes from personally reading every obituary printed in those papers. Additional data was taken directly from death records read by me. Those records were taken directly from the death certificates written by the attending doctor/coroner upon that person's death. My "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angel" data was taken from their obituary or death certificate. I trust the doctor's information but the newspaper data I took with a grain of salt as the saying goes.

That's because after doing my research, I found out that reporters back then did not necessarily care if what they reported was correct or correctly spelled. A prime example was the death of a child named "Kulick" (correct spelling). One local newspaper had it correct, the other had it spelled "Coolick". The worse misspelling I found was this example. The one obituary listed the name as "Isaback", the correct spelling was "Eisenbaugh" and people wonder why they can't find their ancestor with reporters like this, that made these examples. So if the data I post is incorrect, don't kill the messenger, blame the reporter who didn't give a cr@p to make sure they reported the right information. I can only post the information taken from the obituary, how am I suppose to know if said information was incorrect. I tried to look for updated obituaries to make sure I had the right data but most times there was only one obituary and that's what I used. Please accept my apology for venting on here but I have spent a good part of my life trying to help fellow genealogist and to be called out because of misinformation hurt me.

As far as changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any memorial. As most people know, it is very difficult to read sandstone headstones, especially if they're weathered. So please take the time to read any stone you may be concerned about the information I may have used. After all it is very subjective material and open for interpretation. Using special filters, I gave it my best shot but I'm not sure on some stones and even went back to actually feel the lettering or numbers, it's still guess work in some cases.


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PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Flower or Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister Daniel & Nancy Miller are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're here but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

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For those memorials that have the phrase "Date obituary appeared in the paper," the paper I am referring to is one of the following Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States, Items:

The Weekly Item
The Semi-Weekly Item
The Mount Carmel Item (Daily paper)

The obituary you seek, will be somewhere in one of these Mount Carmel papers, depending on what date they were published. Do not be disappointed if the obituary has very little information written in it, some were very short in content and some only mentioned the name. Many times, I tried to correct the name. Because as I stated above, reporters seemed to care very little on the spelling of a persons name. So they spelled it "phonetically", which can change the actual spelling of a persons' name very dramatically. I tried my very best not to make mistakes but sometimes with very little information to work with, I may have placed someone in the wrong cemetery, spelled the name incorrectly or connected two family members together who were not husband and wife and things like that. I'm only human and humans make mistakes.
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Donna Phillips
Bring me to tears
You just brought me to tears. Agnes M. Sarfine was my great-grandmother and I have fond but very distant memories of her now. Lewis was the great-grandfather I never got the chance to meet.

Thank you for posting this and keeping their memory alive.
Added by Donna Phillips on May 24, 2015 3:45 PM
stumptheump
Lost Little Ones
Robert, I hope you don't mind that I saved you as a friend. I wanted to come back occasionally to leave virtual flowers for your Lost Little Ones.
They should all be remembered!
~stumptheump~
Added by stumptheump on May 24, 2015 8:21 AM
Wendy Menne
Transfers
Thank You for the Transfers of my family members. Wendy
Added by Wendy Menne on May 06, 2015 7:46 PM
Wendy Menne
Sharp
they are also family members. You really do a lot of work on this site. I have had mine set up by a friend and started working on it since I lost my son.
Added by Wendy Menne on May 06, 2015 11:50 AM
Wendy Menne
Rutko
I found you also have my uncles info Leslie we called him bo he was named after grams brother can you please transfer that too? now to check and see what other family members you might have.
Added by Wendy Menne on May 06, 2015 11:45 AM
Wendy Menne
Rutko
I searched for my grandparents to find you have set up their info could it be possible for you to transfer it over to me? one of their sons passed away lastnight
Added by Wendy Menne on May 06, 2015 11:36 AM
DenisaHinkle
Thanks!
Thank you so much for the transfers!
Added by DenisaHinkle on May 01, 2015 3:13 AM
Florida Boy 64
RE: For a Friend
Thank you when she was a freshman at Michigan State Legendary football coach Duffy Daugherty 24815672 coached his last season and Brad Van Pelt 33971483 was a senior.
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Apr 22, 2015 2:12 PM
Florida Boy 64
For a Friend
I see that you leave flowers for entertainers. My friend Cynthia Stone 75864427 was an entertainer can you please leave her a flower and you ever need me to leave a flower for someone please let me know thank you.
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Apr 21, 2015 2:18 PM
Lori Alesson
RE: Grandmother's memorial
Hi Bob
We made the 2 Hour trek today . It made my elderly mom so happy to leave a silk flower arrangement at the grave...
Thank you for taking the time, effort and energy to create your memorial website. It made finding my grandmother and great grandparents so much easier....
We did ride into Mt Carmel. But obviously a lot has changed. My mom thought she grew up on 5th street. I will check your data base.
God Bless and Thank you.
You must be a very special person to have done this.
Lori Alesson....
Added by Lori Alesson on Apr 12, 2015 8:05 PM
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