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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.

ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, 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.

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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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ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, 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.

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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Mark Vernon
Ruth Gill thanks
Hi Burke,

I have added the various birth dates to Ruth's page and given you credit. Thank you for shraing!

-Mark
Added by Mark Vernon on Apr 27, 2015 9:38 AM
KenC
RE: elizabeth stoughton
Thanks for what you did with the bio for Elizabeth Stoughton. You did a very nice job with it.
You may know the man consistently called Carl Stoughton (5 times) in the 1895 Orphan's Court lawsuit as William C. Stoughton. Other than the lawsuit, I have never seen him referred to as "Carl," always as William or William C. He was listed as William C. ("Inmate" - adopted?) with Jacob and Elizabeth "Stoten" in 1860; as William with them in 1870; as Wm C. with wife Mary E. (AKA "Mollie") and children Nellie P. and Elizabeth C. in 1880 (Mendocino County, CA); and as William C. with wife Mary E. and children Dolly N. (Novelle) and George E. in 1900 (Long Valley Township, Mendocino County). In 1920 widow Mollie was living with children Novelle and George E. in Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA; and in 1930 they were still living together, in Berkeley, Alameda County, CA. Mollie died in Alameda County on 3 April 1936, but I don't know what happened to William/Carl.
If you would like a transcription of the Orphan's Court documents I could send it to you, but it's a bit unwieldy to try to fit into this type of message, and the way that the heirs of William Carlon are listed requires some formatting. Incidentally, William R. Stewart, husband of Sarah J. Stoughton, was the trustee appointed for the estate of William Carlon and sold some of the real property in the estate to James W. Welker in 1898. He received $50 from the proceeds for his part in the sale.
After William Carlon's son Kinsey lost his first wife, Lavinah, in 1855, he borrowed $600 from his father and moved west to Iowa, leaving two very young daughters behind. He never repaid the loan. Following William's death (intestate), Kinsey's widow and children by his second wife filed the lawsuit to see whether they were entitled to funds from William's estate. That was the basis for the lawsuit, and the conclusion of the legal action was that they were not entitled to anything further, and the proceeds were split among the other heirs. The lawsuit documents have been a goldmine to me in my Carlon research, as it ties together a good many heirs in a snapshot from 1895-1898.
Added by KenC on Apr 22, 2015 9:59 AM
mycroft30
Memorial Transfer
Thank you for transferring the memorials to me.
Added by mycroft30 on Apr 20, 2015 5:24 AM
gene digger
Richard A Pennington
Thanks for linkage to spouse, Mildred Owens. I have uploaded their Marriage License to Penningtons' Memorial Page. -- Tom James
Added by gene digger on Apr 10, 2015 7:11 PM
Charles Patterson
George Lamborn
Burke, thanks for the transfer, that was very kind and very much appreciated.

Chuck Patterson
Added by Charles Patterson on Apr 04, 2015 9:24 AM
Marianne Fisher
Re-Dora & Martha & husbands
Thank you for the transfers,we really appreciate them.
Marianne
Added by Marianne Fisher on Apr 03, 2015 4:24 PM
PML
RE: rummell fabrication
By the way-Welcome to Florida-I am a native Floridian. PML
Added by PML on Apr 03, 2015 1:36 PM
PML
RE: rummell fabrication
Thank you. Yes, I did send a message to Joan. PML #48315564
Added by PML on Apr 03, 2015 1:34 PM
Family
Updates for Sarah Wolfe
Please included Mary Elizabeth Wolfe Hooks as Sarah # 26999771 and Daniel second child. Born 1854: Died 1907. Married to William B. Hooks. She is buried at Rimer Hill Cemetery, Armstrong County. This is supported by the Federal Census and her PA Death Certificate.

I also believe Frank's birth is 1853. This is supported by the census and his death certificate, It shows that he was born January 1, 1853 and died September 3,1914.

Thanks for your volunteering and great work. You have help a lot,
Added by Family on Mar 22, 2015 7:34 AM
Not so Irish
All Those Edits
Thanks for doing all those edits for the memorials. You do a great job of keeping these memorials. And I tend to slam you at times. Thank you so very much. Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Mar 21, 2015 6:12 AM
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