Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Squadron 364, Woodbridge, VA
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)*, Irish Brigade Camp No.4, Fredericksburg, VA — Past Camp Commander, 2014 & 2015
[*The SUVCW, founded in 1881, is the heir and legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R., founded in 1866) which was the largest and most influential organization of Union Civil War Veterans. More information, including membership, is available at the national web site at www.suvcw.org].
RE: Getz The only information I have on her is what you have given me. I wish I knew more. According to 1900 Census she was born May 1844. 1910 census she is widowed and still by the name Getz. From 1907 - 1933 she was receiving Isaac's war pension. Another source from myheritage.com says she died in June of 1919. I will see what else I can find.
Getz Hi Jay, I was trying to send you a message through private email, but neither attempt had made it through. So I was wondering if you have anything on the burial of Caroline Smith Getz. I have added my grandmother, Lottie Dickey and wanted to link her to her mother as well as her father. I already have the father linked. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
RE: Mary (Benney) Rearick Jay, as usually happens when I try to recall things instead of consulting my sources I made a couple errors in my earlier reply about the Benney family. You can get the facts straight by consulting the Find A Grave memorials. In addition to Mary there was another daughter "Mamie" who got lost in the shuffle. She married a Charles Thoms from Baltimore.
RE: Mary (Benney) Rearick Hi Jay, the Benney family was a mess. David suffered a heat stroke and went a little bonkers. His wife left him and took only the two youngest of seven children. The divorce proceedings dragged on for 18 or 19 years during which time she was living with another man and had two more pseudo-husbands in Baltimore and West Virginia after him. I was told that when she came to Pennsylvania to visit my grandmother refused to allow her in the house. I have no idea what became of Mary nor do I know the gender of the child.