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Tim Cole (#47195979)
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Bio Photo Retired operations research engineer; leisure interests include: gardening, serious music, local history, mild politics, yelling at teenagers. I also look at pretty girls and flirt outrageously (when my wife's not around). I read, I write, I walk without help and find my own way home.
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Robin Arvickson
Grave of Martin Selman
I live in Erie, PA and am working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of Co. K, 145th Regiment PVI. I would like your permission to use the picture you posted of Martin Selman's grave in this compilation. I will cite you as the source. Martin's name on the muster rolls and his pension application is Martin Kugan. I would love to know why he changed it!

Thank you.
Added by Robin Arvickson on Feb 10, 2014 5:59 PM
"William M. White" #77205064
In the public message left for William's wife's, Adaline (Morton) White's memorial, there are several quotes from public records showing that William's middle initial was an 'H' not an 'M'.
The photo of William's gravestone indicates that it has degraded making it difficult to read. The spacing of the letters in the line of his name suggests that there may be only one letter between the W of his first name and his surname White. If that letter is an M, it may be like on Adaline's stone, where the M appears to be superscripted as in an abbreviation of William.
Note that Find A Grave guidelines request that a memorial be titled with the surname on the gravestone, but the given names be what is known, i.e., in this case, entitled, "William H. White".
Added by jcrow on Feb 05, 2013 1:00 PM
Spelling of names
In the photo of Adaline's gravestone, William's middle initial looks like it matches the H in WHITE. Note that in the following quotes, William's middle initial is an 'H', not an 'M', and the third letter in Adaline's name is an 'a' not an 'e'. With the break in her stone, it looks like one couldn't know what letter was inscribed for the third letter in her given name, so most likely it was an 'a' as in her other records.

"William H. and Adaline White, who were natives of Ohio, but came to Porter County, Ind., in 1846, where William H. White died December 21, 1861." —Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated (1882), p. 354.

Porter County, IN, Will Book A, Pages 195-196
William H. White, of Porter County, State of Indiana
Will dated August 13, 1861

"William H. and Adaline (Morton) White" —bio of their son, "Fletcher D. White" in History of Porter County, Indiana (1912), p. 565.
Added by jcrow on Feb 05, 2013 12:38 PM

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