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|After working 25 years for a local school district, I finally am finding myself with some time that will allow me to persue my love of genealogy. One of the best sources I have found to gain more knowledge about our ancestors is their headstones. Often the clues, such as names and dates and maiden names and children that we find on the headstones provide enough information to continue our research in a more methodical manner. I hope to photograph and post as many pictures from Wyoming Co, Pennsylvania cemeteries as time allows in an effort to aid other researchers who do not live in this area. Please feel free to use any of the photos I have posted to enhance your own genealogy research.|
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|E C V||Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane|
Hi! I DEEPLY appreciated finding my Great Great Grandma Lane's memorial recorded and photographed by you on this site. Thank you!! I added a photo of her to personalize it more.
I did have a question though. You have listed parents for her that do not match the family information I have for her.. can you help me with where your information came from???
I have family records about her having been adopted(and our family remembers it being talked about numerous times). One father's information that I believed was her birth father was recorded as "Wesley Dixon" who fought and was injured in the Civil War. Our family has multiple letters of his and I found information on his injury and compensation for the injury. One letter specifically mentions him being in the Baltimore National Hospital on July 4, 1864. And we have a photo of him with a death memorial page dated December 27, 1886. I do not have information on a wife for him except that a book that was passed down first to Louisa's daughter Emily Lane Donnelly and then to my Grandma Almeda (Emily's neice) is stamped "Susan Dickson" (The family Dixon name was in places recorded "Dickson" and "Dixon" in others. In fact, even Wesley was recorded as "Westley" one spot but "Wesley" in other family letters/records.).
As to the McKinneys. I BELIEVED that they were the parents who adopted Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane because Mary's daughter, Emily Lane Donnelly recorded that "Grandma McKinney" died at age 42 from "drowning" and that "Grandpa McKinney" died at age 62 from "pneumonia". It was just assumed that since we KNOW Mary Louisa was adopted and since Wesley Dixon was in the Civil War from the time she was a tot that it must have been that the McKinneys who adopted her not vice-versa (Meaning that the McKinneys likely were not the birth set of parents since the grandkids had knowledge of both McKinneys but no knowledge shared of Wesley's wife and with knowledge that Wesley had been fighting a war then was severely injured and initially not expected to live before Mary Louisa turned 6.)
On the back on one photo I have of Mary Louisa it clearly states "Mary Dixon Lane" under which it says "adopted, real father" and then lower are the names "Samuel McKinney" and a "Sarah". Coupled with other information, I took this to mean that Wesley Dixon was the real father and she was adopted by "Samuel and Sarah McKinney". If I found out the McKinneys were the actual biological parents and the Dixon family had adopted her, it would not upset me, but I would just like to know more about both Wesley Dixon AND the Samuel and Sarah McKinney. And this information just really makes me skeptical that Mary Louisa's parents could be the "Samuel and Mary Miller Dixon" recorded on this memorial.
Truly hoping you or other family can help me with this puzzle. As many children as Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane had with her husband, Charles Tripp Lane, I am hoping that there is someone who has the rest of these pieces.
To any family members, I additionally have not just the photo I attached to this memorial but one of Louisa at age 13 and one of her at age 13 with her "mom". I would also happily email pictures of the civil war letters to any family member wanting to see them. (I have the originals in my possession currently but they are "borrowed" from the family member who owns them.) I would happily show anyone a photo of the book stamped with Susan Dickson's name and the photo and memorial page for Wesley Dickson or photos of the multiple handwritten copies of Lane/McKinney-Dixon family information that was given to my Grandma Almeda (daughter of Nathaniel Lane) by her Aunt Emily Donnelly (Charles T and Mary L.'s daughter).
Very grateful as well as hopeful for further information,
Elizabeth Campbell V.
Added by E C V on Apr 14, 2016 12:32 PM
|Nancy Ritter Rau||RE: William Roy Kelchner|
Thank you so much for updating his memorial and linking him to family.
|Daniel Sloat||RE: Ghost Hill Cemetery|
Thank you so very, very much for caring. Right now health reasons has kept me from visiting Ghost Hill. But I hope to some day as I also have a Great Grandmother buried in Lacey St. Cem. with her Shermerhorn family. You probably already have the information, but Eliezer had another brother who served also, Austin Sloat Co.F 143rd Regt.Pa.Vol. Musician. Also 2 cousins: Leander W. Sloat Co.D 143rd Regt.Pa.Vol. Musician and his brother, Edwin H. Sloat Co.D 50th Regt.Pa.Vol. POW. Died in Andersonville Prison, Buried Aug.23,1864, Grave #6584.
If there is anything I can do help please don't hesitate to contact me.
Again, God Bless
505 Stevenson St.
|Daniel Sloat||Ghost Hill Cemetery|
Sylvia, I can't thank you enough for the photos of my 2nd Great Grandfather and 2nd Great Grandmother, Eleazor T. Sloat and his wife Cornelia Osborne Sloat. The Sloat's, Osborne's, Sturdevant's are all my relatives.
|MTD||Lucina D Woodruff McMicken|
I have been away and when I got home, noticed you had made an edit for Lucina regarding her parents. Her father's edit was correct. In place of the mother's name, the edit showed an infant's name (just an error in the Memorial #). I checked the Ghost Hill Cemetery and found Julia's name and correct Memorial number there and I corrected it. Lucina's Memorial should be the way you want it now. Please check and let me know if there is anything else I can add for you.
I believe I need to decline the edit for Lucina's mother, to make the edit disappear but I wanted you to know it wasn't really a decline just a correction.
Added by MTD on Oct 22, 2015 6:39 AM
Thanks for posting so many wonderful documents re: the Jeremiah Osterhout family and his descendants! Are you part of this family? If so, I would love to hear from you directly. If not, I wanted to let you know that your work is fantastic and much appreciated. Best, Sonja #48534426
Added by Sonja on Sep 15, 2015 7:54 PM
|Linda Cardenas||RE: Oscar Spraggins|
Thank you for adding that article to Oscar's memorial. It gives me a better knowledge of my great-uncle.
|Teresa||death certificate on Electa Bickham|
could you attach the death certificate again to this memorial. It has an error and wont let anyone view it. Thank you.
Added by Teresa on Sep 05, 2015 3:29 PM
|Teresa||RE: Annette Carter|
Just thought I would let you know that Annette's twin brother Stanley Wayne Carter died 26 Aug 2015 in Michigan. His funeral was 1 Sept 2015. He was a minister.
Added by Teresa on Sep 03, 2015 3:01 PM
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