|Tony Klingensmith (#47532264)|
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USAF retired (22.5 years), work for The Boeing Company at Hill AFB, Utah. Graduated with a BA in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995 and an MA in Civil War History from American Military University in 2007.|
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|Debbie||RE: Lt Col William Penn Brinton|
Hi Tony, that is great that you are writing a book. These old timers were the embodiment of honor, valor, and bravery and I believe so strongly in honoring their memory. I have to look through some old files to gather some information and will send it to you via email within the next couple of days.
Added by Debbie on Aug 03, 2015 6:13 AM
|Debbie||Lt Col William Penn Brinton|
I am very happy to find Memorial# 79894599 for Lt Col William Penn Brinton, and thank you very much for making this memorial. I have also not seen this photo of him before (I am wondering where you were able to get this photo?), and his eyes bear a striking resemblance to my husband's grandmother's eyes, which is exciting for me to see. She (Betty Brinton Smith Pohler) was his great granddaughter, and my husband and son are direct descendants. I am also wondering where you got the information that he went into Argentina to teach school. I have heard from many sources that he went to South America on a business venture, but I have never before heard a story about him teaching school in Argentina. All other sources have tended to indicate that he was devoted to his wife, Maria, and had long been a businessman and society gentleman, so the account of his being a schoolteacher is very curious. I can tell you that yes, he settled in southern Virginia after the Civil War ended. He and his family were well-to-do and were in the society circles, where his only child, a daughter Elizabeth "Bessie" Brinton, met and married Louis Lum Smith of Mississippi. However, the Smith's moved around to big cities like Philadelphia and Chicago, and did not stay in the country. I do have some other information on him if you are interested. Also, Lt Col William Penn Brinton was the 3rd cousin of Gen. George Brinton McClellan. Thanks again for creating the memorial. -Debbie
Added by Debbie on Jul 31, 2015 5:55 PM
|Kathy Mack Kovach||RE: John Mack|
I will be happy to!
|Kathy Mack Kovach||RE: John Mack|
Are we going to see a book in the near future?
It is very interesting. I live in Titusville, PA. I started researching family when I was in high school. After I made the decision to go to Indiana, PA for college I found the connection between Titusville and Indiana (I went in reverse.) Then so many went on to Iowa. A few stayed in Crawford County (like my g-g grandfather. Antoinette's went West. Yes Toni and I both research Mack genealogy. She contacted me looking for the obit, which prompted me to look at the memorial again. I don't have it but am grateful for your willingness to add family stuff to the memorials.
Good luck and I can't wait to read it all!
|Antoinette M Szymanski||Pvt John Mack Memorial 1832-1889|
I am wondering what happened to the obituary for John Mack which had been on the Find A Grave memorial for him. I am a direct descendant of John Mack and Mary St Clair through their son Hugh.
Antoinette (Mack) Szymanski
|Cliff LaRocque||RE: Phillip C Martin|
I added those pics to Ruth's (128160340) memorial page, and you're welcome :)
|Debbie Dabrowski||RE: George Smith|
You are right finding it wasn't easy. I was just taking photos of lots of graves, not until I saw it on my computer did I realize you had requested it. It was meant to be found. You are very welcome.
|Ellis Michaels||RE: Lobinger Dougherty|
I added a better close up picture to your page, then deleted my duplicate.
|Flutterby||RE: John Keenan|
You are welcome. It was nice to come home from a Memorial Day service and realize that I had a moment to post the photo for a veteran.
The cemetery is on a rather steep hillside which I think must make maintenance more difficult. Still I hear what you are saying. . . . It was nicely mown, though, and it was good to find the stone. :-)
Thanks too for all YOUR work!
|Stanley Tykarski||RE: Henry Bush|
Glad I could help.
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