I grew up in the "Fairmount" and "Brewerytown" sections of Philadelphia now known as the "Art Museum" area and I now live in Philadelphia's Greater Northeast. I began tracing my family history in 2003 starting with just a handful of names and bits of information on maybe two generations. Now my extended family tree has thousands of names and grows every week. I discovered that my great grandfather William H. Carpenter served in the Civil War(Pa.186th Infantry Co."D"),he was stationed at Fort Mifflin guarding the City of Philadelphia. His younger brother Pvt. James Knox Polk Carpenter was "accidentally shot by a comrade's gun" outside of Petersburg, VA just two weeks before the end of the war. I also found several great grand uncles and a cousin who were well-known Catholic priests in Philadelphia. I also found that I had a Great Aunt who was an Immaculate Heart of Mary Nun for over 50 years, and a cousin who was also an Immaculate Heart of Mary Nun. Two extended family members were also members of that same order of nuns. My maternal grandfather lost two siblings in the influenza epidemic of 1918 which hit Philadelphia particularly hard. Most of the names I have added to Find A Grave belong to members of my extended family tree or names I have found during my research of my family. Many of the surnames are the same as my family surnames but I am not sure if they are connected yet. If you would like to add information to any of the memorials I have placed, or if you have any research questions, please feel free to e-mail me.
regarding Frank Wall I took the picture of Frank Wall today located at Immaculate Conception. I attempted to also fix the flag there as it was extremely crooked( and I am sure that shows by the photo) but the ground is hard still a bit... along with being completely uneven, so i figured it was best to let it be for now. His grave is located directly behind the church. Hope it helps!
Thomas Barry New Cathedral Hi, I think the Thomas Barry buried at New Cathedral must be another man from the one you mention. The Thos J Barry in the obit is my mother's grandfather, and he definitely died in 1916, but the one at New Cathedral died in 1907. I will check elsewhere, but I believe my mother's family is mostly in Holy Sepulchre.
RE: Rachael Carpenter Potts Hi! My brother-in-law is the great-grandson of Rachel Carpenter Potts. I have a good bit of info on the Potts Family, and my bro-in-law and sister have inherited some family items they are trying to identify. I don't remember which people those things are for now.
I have some information on Ancestry.com in a private tree. I also have a hand-typed family tree on the Potts/Carpenter/Huber/Tremper family tree. I'd be happy to share what I have with you.
You can contact me at email@example.com and I will send you a copy of the family tree and some other information.
I don't have parents for Rachel, do you? That would be exciting.
wall plot I found a stone marked wall today at immaculate conception cemetery in Allentown pa but there are no first names or dates or anything else on the stone. I have two photos I took but did not want to post them without knowing if they are indeed of frank. the headstone sits all by itself. there was one other wall in a different section but not frank.
I was hoping that perhaps you could link the parents of Emma Logue (my grandmother) to her memorial. Her father, Patrick Cone is #26627759 and her mother, Margaret (Carney) Cone is #26627787. Just want to keep the family altogether! Thank you! Trish Rohn
I am researching Mary Farr (nee Mahoney), as I believe her and her husband, William, are the parents of one of my ancestors (also named William Farr). Most signs point to my Mary Farr being the one who was tragically hit by a train, EXCEPT for an obituary that was published around the time of her death which lists her husband as John. Is there any way you can confirm the information you wrote on Mary Mahoney Farr's grave page (at Cathedral Cemetery)? Obviously the name John could have been a misprint, or William Farr could've gone by John, but I don't want to take something as fact until I have concrete proof (like, for instance, her being buried next to a William Farr).