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Sherry (#47725101)
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I work on Find A Grave because I love to do it! I am dedicated to doing a good job so if you see any mistakes I have made or want to add additional information to a memorial I maintain please feel free to contact me.

If you send me an edit please send me sources if it is something that can't be verified by an obit, death certificate or census records. I have added info to memorials from contributor suggestions only to be confronted by other contributors challenging the info. If I cannot verify the info with a source I will add it under the bio section along with your contributor name.

Many of my memorials are for Shippensburg, PA. Please note that Shippensburg is in two counties: Cumberland and Franklin. If a resource states a person was born or died in Shippensburg but does not identify which county I am unable to add Shippensburg to the place of birth/death field unless you can provide me with a street address.

Please also note there is a Southampton Township in Franklin County and a Southampton Township in Cumberland County.

If you take a better picture of a stone for a memorial please let me know and I will remove mine. Also, if you would like me to retake a photo of a stone just ask. When I started Find A Grave, I had an older software that did not allow me to straighten or crop pictures.

I genuinely care about the memorials I create for Find A Grave and the people those memorials represent. It is not a numbers game to me. It is not my intention to amass a large quantity of memorials. My desire is to create accurate, lasting tributes and to be able to aid family members and loved ones now and in years to come who may be doing genealogical research.
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Carol & Pete
RE: Bertolets
You're very welcome!
Added by Carol & Pete on Feb 12, 2016 6:43 PM
Nancy Ritter Rau
Re: Clara Gertrude Powell Hollar
Thank you for updating Clara Gertrude Powell Hollar memorial and thank you for all you have done for findagrave.
Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Feb 09, 2016 11:29 AM
RE: Gish/Blair
thanks for the info
Added by JKK on Feb 04, 2016 6:08 AM
Franklin & Minnie Long
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request on Franklin and Minnie Long. It is greatly appreciated.
With Best Regards,
Added by Hal on Feb 02, 2016 10:15 AM
Craig Hillemann
re: John Eldon Long
Evidence for "John" is a jury call roster printed Friday, October 30, 1942 in the Shippensburg, PA News-Chronicle, page 1. Apparently both he and his son had the first name "John", yet both preferred to use their middle names.
Added by Craig Hillemann on Feb 01, 2016 7:03 PM
RE: Carrie Gohl
Thank you for the transfer. I'm very distantly related to the Gohl family -- working the connection back to the Wild/Wilt family. I actually visited Harrisburg, East Harrisburg and Schoops cemeteries during my visit to the East Coast in 2013. The caretaker at Harrisburg Cemetery was most helpful and he patiently pulled numerous plot cards (Gohl/Orsinger/Wild/Crossman/Kapphan/Stouffer)while I photographed them in the basement of the house near the entrance to the cemetery!
Added by Witkay on Feb 01, 2016 6:31 PM
RE: Carrie Gohl
The obituary for Carrie's husband Harry E. Gohl from the Harrisburg Telegraph, 23 March 1933, page 11 refers to Harry's wife "he is survived by his wife, who was Carrie M. Poor, of Hillside, Maine...." Additionally, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (File No. 25940, Registered No. 390) for Harry Edwin Gohl, gives his widow's name as Carrie Poor and is signed by Carrie M. Gohl. Further, the middle name for Carrie on the Harrisburg Cemetery Plot Card is Myrtis, which I believe was her mother's maiden name.

However, the burials for Harry and Carrie are a bit confusing. Although I have photos of the Harrisburg Cemetery plot cards, which I took in 2013, which indicate burial in N.Z. 161 Graves 1 & 2, the obituary for Harry indicates burial in East Harrisburg Cemetery. There is a North Z section at Harrisburg Cemetery, so they may be buried in Harrisburg Cemetery and the obituary may be incorrect since Harry's death certificate does indicate burial in Harrisburg Cemetery. I have not created a burial yet Harry as I would like to confirm the burial location first.
Added by Witkay on Feb 01, 2016 5:40 PM
Cameron Disney
RE: Maggie Stitely
Maggie is a 4th cousin 4x removed by marriage
so we are "cousins"
Added by Cameron Disney on Jan 26, 2016 1:27 PM
Cameron Disney
RE: Maggie Stitely
If you are talking about Margaret 'Maggie' Fortney Stitely

The middle name I found is Emma
from her SS Claim
Added by Cameron Disney on Jan 26, 2016 1:21 PM
Oliver McClain Blair
Here is some info on Oliver

1880 Shippensburg Pa
Oliver M Blair 31 Pa
Nancy E 31 Pa

1900 Shippensburg, Cumberland Pa
Oliver M Blair Mar 1848 51 Pa
Annie E Sep 1848 51 Pa 0/0 mar 28 yrs

1910 Shippensburg, Cumberland Pa
Oliver M Blair 61 Pa Boarder

1920 Mansfield, Richland Oh
Wm H Rebuck 77 Pa
Lydia G 73 Pa
Blair Nancy E 70 Pa widow sister in law
Martha E Orr 79 Pa single cousin
Glenn H Robleder 22 s Oh boarder


O. M. BLAIR, general agent and dealer in agricultural implements,
also plumber and insurance agent, Shippensburg, was born in York
County, Penn., March 1, 1848, son of Thomas P. and Rebecca (Ferree)
Blair, natives of Pennsylvania, former of Scotch-Irish descent, and
latter a descendant of the Huguenot stock. Thomas P. Blair was a
farmer by occupation, and a dealer in grain. He was a prominent man,
and at one time served as associate judge of Cumberland County, Penn.
He died in Washington County, Md., in 1877, where he had resided only
two years. His family consisted of six sons, four of whom are still
living, O. M. being fifth in the family. Our subject was reared on the
farm and received a common school education in Cumberland County, Penn.
At the early age of fourteen years he took charge of his father's farm
and followed agricultural pursuits for ten years. In 1867 Mr. Blair
accepted an agency for agricultural implements, and continued that in
connection with his farming until 1872, when he engaged in his present
business. He was married, in 1872, to Nannie Gish, daughter of John
Gish, and of German descent. Mr. and Mrs. Blair are members of the
Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Democrat
Added by JKK on Jan 26, 2016 8:53 AM
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