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Researcher (#46902961)
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Bio Photo I enjoy writing and sharing my research with others. Contact me through Find A Grave if interested in my information or wanting to share. Thank you.

Please do not claim a photo request for several weeks and then mysteriously "unclaim" it. This deters others from taking the photo.

Please do not Photoshop, or "clean-up" my photos and then re-post them on my memorials. Thanks.

When submitting "corrections" to memorials for birthdates, etc., please cite your source for this information. Changes will not be made without providing evidence.

If you do not receive a reply from me, it may be because you did not provide an email to contact you. I don't always like to leave a public message when responding.

I maintain memorials for all Philadelphia Police Officers that died in the line-of-duty and those Brothers buried in the Soldiers' Home burial Lot at Mount Moriah Cemetery (Yeadon, Pa.) to embrace "the Warrior Ethos of honoring the sacrifice of those fellow Soldiers who died in service to our Nation."

I claim copyright for my research and photographs. It is copyright infringement for others to use my materials without my knowledge or permission. It is best to contact me via email and request permission.
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ann francesconi
Samuel Harrison Hewitt
The siblings are showing on the memorial. Thanks for doing this request so promptly. It is a lovely
memorial to a courageous officer.
Added by ann francesconi on Apr 24, 2015 2:41 PM
ann francesconi
Samuel Harrison Hewitt
Thank you for this beautiful memorial to my grand uncle. Could you add the following relationship links to his memorial.

His Parents
Joseph Hurwitz buried Har Nebo Cemetery 78859168
Jannie Tractenburg Hurwitz buried Har Nebo

His siblings:
Mary Hurwitz Salzstein buried Montfiore 79419406
Louis Hurwitz buried Greenwood Memorial Park 79576475

There are other siblings that I have not as yet found. They are Minnie Hurwitz b 1895, Fanny Hurwitz born 1895, Morris Hurwitz born 1899 and Bella Hurwitz Green born 1905. I have no idea why his surname was changed to Hewitt. It has puzzled me for ages
Added by ann francesconi on Apr 24, 2015 12:22 PM
Susan Makky
RE: Hello Cousin
Hi Cuz,
Yes, it's been a while. Hope you're doing well too.
Added by Susan Makky on Apr 23, 2015 5:43 PM
Theresa O
RE: Photos
Wow! Thank you and you are very welcome.
Added by Theresa O on Apr 22, 2015 9:36 AM
P. Eadie
RE: Polce Officer Henry Lomas
Hi researcher,
I am glad to assist and happy you like the photos. Enjoy, Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Apr 19, 2015 7:53 PM
Theresa O
RE: Thomas Dowling
If you wouldn't mind sending me your email address, I will email the Dowling and Manley pictures to you. The problem is with Manley that when I bring up his memorial page, the picture is not sideways, so if you want, I can delete mine and email them for you to post. Regarding the ones who do not have a headstone, I wasn't aware that people still wanted pictures of the empty plot. Do you know if this is normal procedure? I've been finding a lot of empty plots lately and no one states if there is not headstone, take a picture anyway. I would be grateful if you could tell me and I am happy to go back and take a picture. Thank you!
Added by Theresa O on Apr 19, 2015 11:21 AM
Family in Randolph/Washington Twp.
Hello, Steve Eichinger suggested that I try to get in touch with you to possibly help me with my research. I am trying to find more info about a John and Esther A. Rakes/Rake Family that lived in Randolph/Washington Twp. from 1850 on. Esther A. Rake, I believe is Hess Rake, who helped make the Civil War Commemorative Flag in 1865, at the Bridgeport Tavern. John and Esther A. Rake's daughter, Esther A. married Aaron Mathis in 1867, at Lower Bank, Burlington, NJ. My wife and I are in New Gretna very often, my wife is from there and we keep a sailboat at Viking Marina. I have quite a bit of info that I would like to show you, to see if you may be able to help with this Family. I would love to meet with you, if you would not mind. Thank You, Wayne Bumm
Added by Bum on Apr 19, 2015 6:34 AM
Theresa O
Thomas Dowling
I tried to fulfill your headstone picture request for Thomas Dowling, 1888 - 1912 at Holy Cross in section U, row 8, lot 51, but realized after uploading the picture that it was of a family member's headstone. The only headstone on the grave was for John Patrick Dowling, a PA Seaman who died in 1935. I mistakenly "clicked" fulfilled and uploaded the picture and then realized it was the wrong family member. I removed the picture but, after searching for John Patrick, I saw someone posted his information so I placed the picture there. I'm sorry for my stupidity. At any rate, there is, unfortunately, no headstone with Thomas' name on it.
Added by Theresa O on Apr 15, 2015 10:30 PM
Pvt. Sergeant
Apparently you created a record for him.
Here is the information about it.
Could I see it, please?

Created by: Researcher
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34306712
Added by on Apr 01, 2015 4:02 PM
Pvt. Sergeant
I am from the Library of Congress and am constructing a biography of Private Sergeant. I have some information but I am wondering if you can flesh out some of the details. I know he left the fair oaks battlefield and ended up in Connecticut but I am uncertain of his life between 1864 and 1869 when he went to Philadelphia. If you can help I will certainly appreciate it. My email is and my telephone is 202-483-6818. Thanks again.
Added by on Apr 01, 2015 8:17 AM
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