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rjschatz (#46560566)
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Bio Photo I'm a 67 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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M (Dillon) Goddard
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Find A Grave Memorial# 10943038

Find A Grave Memorial# 87513370 w headstone
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on Mar 28, 2015 6:54 PM
Philip S. Markley
Hi RJ,

a quick thank you for the bio on Philip S. Markley, It's very interesting! Merry Christmas!!
Added by MSB on Dec 19, 2014 9:07 PM
# 11853788 error in bio
I noticed an error on site # 11853788 Frederick Goodwin "Fred" Nixon-Nirdlinger that should probably be corrected. At the bottom of the bio it states:

"In Paris, in 1931, the ***second Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlinger shot her husband claiming self-defense during a jealous argument. "

The second Mrs. Nixon-Nirdlnger was Luella Granger (Scully). Find A Grave Memorial# 112631237
She was not the shooter. It was his FIFTH and last wife, Charlotte Isabel Nash who killed him.
Added by matokuwapi on Dec 12, 2014 11:29 PM
Mary Hill
Parents of William Collins Longstreth
I have the Longstreth family bible which gives the parents of Find A Grave Memorial# 35483306 - William Collins Longstreth, b. 13 Mar 1882 and died May 1974 as Thomas Kimber Longstreth and Lucy Branson. You have Samuel Nobel Longstreth as the father but that is wrong. Thomas Kimber Longstreth is Find A Grave Memorial# 65759435. He died 3 Mar 1883 in Philadelphia after William Collins Longstreth was born on the 13 Mar 1882. His wife Lucy Branson Longstreth then married Charles Roberts on 23 Nov 1892.

Thank you, Mary Hill
Added by Mary Hill on Nov 01, 2014 1:55 PM
Mary Hill
Parents of William Collins Longstreth
Added by Mary Hill on Nov 01, 2014 1:44 PM
Amerlan Family
Johannes Mertens
Hi I noticed that you have Johannes Mertens "Find A Grave Memorial# 10880661" in your virtual cemetery for Revolutionary War. do you know what militia he was in if at all. He would be my 6th great Grandfather .Thank you, Amerlan Family (#47948572)
Added by Amerlan Family on Oct 26, 2014 7:51 AM
Jane Hamilton
Sarah L. Clayton
Hi again, I enlarged the headstone and it has 1874 for year of birth. Can't seem to locate the family in the census. Regards, Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 04, 2014 7:29 AM
Jane Hamilton
Sarah Lillian Clayton
Researching this Clayton/Whiteley/Muff line for a friend. I find the 1876 birth on one record, death certificate has 1875 and yet another has 1874. Thank you for the grave and her photo. Very nice. Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Oct 04, 2014 7:26 AM
Bruce Wertz
Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley [1906-1988]
Thank you for connecting Elizabeth Kingsley's memorial to her harents
Added by Bruce Wertz on Sep 17, 2014 12:40 PM
Bruce Wertz
Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley [1906-1988]
Good Moring:

Will you please consider transferring to me the memorial of Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley[1906-1988]. Elizabeth Kingsley's findagrave # is 27986366. The purpose of my request is so I may
connect he to her parents memorials. Elizabeth's
father was Grenville Dodge Montgomery [1876-1961],
who' Find A Grave # is 27942183. Elizabeth's mother was
Anne [Allen] Montgomery [1879-1966] Find A Grave # 114988030.

Elizabeth Montgomery Kingsley would be my 3rd cousin.

My Findagrave # 1s 46572133

Thank you for considering my request and for all you have done on this web site
Added by Bruce Wertz on Sep 08, 2014 10:52 AM
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