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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.


As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.
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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.

NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.
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Lorraine Valenta
Gravestone edits
While helping a friend research her family....I crossed referenced the information on the headstone with death certificates, military records and other legal documents. These I have sent as edits. I hope that they are accepted so that others searching their families will have an easier time gathering facts about family members.
Added by Lorraine Valenta on Nov 13, 2016 3:23 AM
Jeffery Minnich
Find A Grave Memorial# 53459942
Hi,
This Lovina Coleman MUST be the daughter of Solomon and Lusetta (Minich) Coleman, not a first wife of Solomon. Tombstone is very difficult to read, and the 1880 Census has her as a 6 year old daughter. I cannot make out much of anything on this stone.
Jeff Minnich
Added by Jeffery Minnich on Nov 06, 2016 8:15 AM
Robin Slicker
Thank you!
Burke,

Thank you for the recent memorial transfers of John and Melissa Slicker.
Added by Robin Slicker on Nov 05, 2016 4:56 PM
mary
William Stoughton
The William James Stoughton buried in Lakeside Cemetery in Renfrew is not the son of William Stoughton and Ann Grey.
The parents of William Stoughton 1812 - 1894 were William Stoughton and Miss Dayton. His brothers were Nathan Dayton Stoughton and Alexander Stoughton.
William Stoughton and Ann Grey lived in Kingston, Ontario. They did have a son named William Jeremiah Stoughton born about 1813 in Kingston and died April 27 1881 in Victoria, Ontario.
Added by mary on Oct 29, 2016 1:28 PM
Brian J. Ensley
Edits
I hope you're enjoying the weather down there. I sent some updates your way while I was fulfilling requests at Armagh. Hope all is well!

Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Oct 25, 2016 4:22 PM
BArnold
RE: Clara Stoughton and Catherine Hershey
Are you also a Wolford?
Added by BArnold on Oct 23, 2016 1:21 PM
BArnold
RE: Clara Stoughton and Catherine Hershey
I was researching my Wolford family that married into the Stoughtons so I am taking your information and thought I should give back.
Added by BArnold on Oct 23, 2016 1:19 PM
Doug Johnson
Hurricane Matthew
Hi Burke,
Just thinking about everyone in Florida. Had to see if you were in harms way of the hurricane. I see Bay County will probably dodge the bullet this round. Take care my friend.
Doug
Added by Doug Johnson on Oct 06, 2016 9:49 PM
Not so Irish
Emma McAdams
As always, thank you sir. Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Oct 03, 2016 4:25 AM
Beth O'Neal
Emma B. Steele # 38081366
Emma B. Steele was not the daughter of James H. Steele and Sarah Steele, but rather their daughter-in-law. She was married to Ralph M. Steele. I found this information through the U.S. Census.
Added by Beth O'Neal on Oct 02, 2016 10:00 AM
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