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I'm a 66 year-old retired high school teacher living just outside Philly. My wife and I currently have ten children, aside from fourteen we have fostered over the years. I hope that I'm preserving some history, family, and heritage for them. I've received e-mails from people offering information to add to memorials. One connected an isolated memorial of 13-year-old girl who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic with memorials of her parents and sister; another, provided birth information for a Civil War soldier. I'm also interested in the industrial life of 19th Century Philadelphia which produced as many wealthy humanitarians and philanthropists (e.g., Henry Disston, Matthias Baldwin, William Bucknell) as it did robber barons (e.g., Edward Berwind). If you see inaccuracies in my information, please contact me and I'll make corrections. If you find the the existence of a memorial causes emotional hurt or pain, let me know, and I'll remove it, but I'd ask you to first consider that the purpose of posting memorials is to honor a memory--to insure that the person is not forgotten. Please be patient with any changes you request that I make. I'm discovering that I'm sometimes busier in retirement than I was in the 44 years that I taught.|
I'd like to thank all the folks who send me corrections and additional information to post on the memorials. It's fascinating to be able to find insights into the lives of people who, except for time and space, may not really be all that different from us. It makes "the human family" more than a trite phrase.
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I am wondering if you can help me. I am confused about cemeteries. I have a old memorial I want to add and the old record speaks of Norriton township Pa. as the funeral and then says he will be buried at Christ Swedes church in upper Merion. I find there is a old church cemetery there in upper Merion but findagrave seems to have one in Bridgeport. Can you maybe fill me in on this mystery I have on my hands?
|Matt Kessler||Francis Martin Drexel|
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
|Matt Kessler||Francis Martin Drexel|
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Asutria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
|Jeanne ||re George Bailey b. 1835 in Old Swede's Cemetary|
This is so kind of you to do this work, and I want to thank you very much.
According to my records, George Franklin Bailey's (b. 1835) Wife was Mary Jane Peacock, not Mary Graham, unless I'm mistaken. My grandmother was George Franklin Bailey's granddaughter, and she definitely thought her grandmother's maiden name was Peacock.
Added by Jeanne on Sep 16, 2013 11:41 AM
I'm hoping you would consider transfering all your Hallowell memorials to me - I have full documentation for over 4,000 Hallowells in PA and I'm trying to link all parents and children in find-a-grave
Bruce Hallowell (#47186997)
|Lonnie S. Smith Jr.||Rev. William Smith|
Hi I seen you added a F-A-G Memorial for Rev. William Smith. I just want to know if he was the founder of Huntingdon County?
|SHARON NEIMAN KLEINSTUBER||Samuel Bickel|
Samuel Bickel, # 15501088, is my 3rd gr-grandfather. Would you please transfer him to me to manage? My member # is 47125926. By any chance, are you related to Samuel? If so, I would love to exchange family info.
|gordonphilbin||Alexander Cairns (update)|
He was born on April 19th, 1883 in Kinfauns, Perthshire, Scotland.
RE:WALTER LONGSTRETH- West Laurel Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd -I INADVERTENTLY CREATED A DUPLICATE of a memorial that you had already created. I really appreciate your had work in creating so many memorials. But could you please look at my memorial to Walter #100822539 and consider adding the info that I have on his memorial. Walter and his wife were close friends of my family. I know this takes extra time so I will thank you now and I plan to delete my duplicate. Peggie
Added by peggie on Apr 11, 2013 10:24 AM
|bodner||George Bradford Paterson|
Thank you so much for memorializing my cousin,
Lt.George Bradford Patterson, JG, USN. My father used to tell me when I was a small child about the tragedy of the Mary Luckenbach, and how the ship was carrying munitions to help the Russians fight back the Nazis during World War II when it was hit by an aerial torpedo. However, these brave young men did not give their lives in vain; their legacy lives on in the freedom which we now enjoy.
I do appreciate your kindness in remembering George Patterson, and once again, my sincerest thanks.
Roberta Stuart Cooper
Added by bodner on Apr 05, 2013 2:59 AM
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