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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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K Perry
Margaret Middleswarth married Charles P Frain
Reuben Middlesworth is my great grandfather's brother. He is the son of Moses Middleswarth born 1810 and his wife Eliza Houtz born 1813.
They lived in Snyder County Pennsylvania.

Reuben Middlesworth moved from Beavertown, Snyder County Pennsylvania to Jasper County Indiana.
His first wife was Sabrina Kern, and when she died he married Sophia Smith in 1870.
Margaret's parents are Reuben Middlesworth and Sabrina Kern. (1st wife)
In 1872, Reuben Middlesworth died - from what i can gather, he was a Shoemaker and his son Ammon Middlesworth developed measles or scarlet fever, and Reuben and Ammon both died from that in 1872.

Here is the proof that Margaret Middlesworth is the daughter of Reuben Middlesworth.

1860 Fed Census Beavertown Snyder Co Pa -
Reuben Middleswarth 25 yrs born abt 1835 Pa
Sabina Middleswarth 23 yrs born abt 1834 Pa
Almon Middleswarth 5 yrs born abt 1855 Pa
>Margaret Middleswarth 3yrs**born abt 1857 Pa
Ellen Middleswarth 1 yr born abt 1859 Pa

Margaret is 3 years old and born in 1857 Pa

1870 Fed Census Remington Jasper Co Indiana
Reuben Middlesworth 35 born abt 1835 Pa
Sophia Middlesworth 25 (2nd wife)
Ammon Middlesworth 14
William Middlesworth 9
>Margaret Middlesworth 12 born abt 1858 Pa

1920 Fed Census Akron Ward 3, Summit Ohio
born Pennsylvania
Spouse Charles P Frain
father born Pa
mother born Pa

1930 Fed Census Akron, Summit Co Ohio
Margaret Frain
born abt 1854 Pennsylvania
father born in Pa
mother born in Pa

I know this because about 50 family members shared information and we found out how we were all related. I have many cousins from Moses Middleswarth line. Also the Snyder County Historical society in Snyder County Pa has 4 loose-leaf binders on this family, because Moses Middleswarth, Reuben's father, was the son of Ner Middleswarth born 1783 NJ and Christina Schwartzkop, and Ner Middleswarth was a Senator and Congressman in Snyder County Pa.
I am trying to get all the history correct. I have spent much time since 1999 on this Middleswarth family.
Thank you for any help you can give me in getting these records straight. It is very important to our family.

Added by K Perry on Jan 23, 2017 4:59 PM
Sgt Daxter
RE: Harold Osborne
I requested a grave photo for him on Jan. 18th after writing you. It was filled Jan. 19th. He has a gravestone at Holy Cross and shares it with his 2nd wife.

D. Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jan 23, 2017 4:21 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
I knew that I had the information somewhere. Both obits were on the same page! Talk about right church, wrong pew! Anyway, here is what is found in The Christian Recorder ITEM #41922 -

Died, March 20th, at fifteen minutes before one o'clock, ALICE, daughter of Thomas and Mary SHARTER, aged r years, and 7 months, and 19 days. Her parents have lost a dear child - the youngest of the family; but their loss is the departed one's gain. The Sabbath School has also lost one of it's youth attendants. Her illness extended through a space of several weeks. She has gone to the Sabbath School above, where her teacher will be JESUS CHRIST, who died for her.

Died, April 27th, at twenty minutes before 6 o'clock in the morning, SARAH TAMSON SHARTER, aged seven years, ten months, and three days. She was, also, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Sharter. She was ill about ten weeks. During that time it was my lot to pray with her and for her, and when I noticed the sufferings of these children, it caused me to think what sin has done; but, on the other hand, I hear Jesus say, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Here we see that Jesus loves little children as well as old people, and none are so small that Jesus will not stoop down and take them in his arms, and put his arms upon them, and bless them. (There are several more paragraphs which I will not include because of its length)

Jeannette L. Molson
Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Jan 22, 2017 10:24 PM
Sgt Daxter
Cemetery Change Again
I just found another obit for Harold Maxwell Osborne dated one day later reading that he would be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery as I originall had. So hold off on adding the grave photo you have of him and 1st wife June at the Glendale Cemetery.

Thanks again
D. Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jan 18, 2017 8:53 PM
Sgt Daxter
Cemetery Change

I changed Harold Maxwell Osborne's burial location to Glendale Cemetery. I now have access to older newspapers and found his obit and he was buried in Glendale Cemetery not Holy Cross Cemetery as I original had on his memorial. Can you add the photo you have on his 1st wife's (June) memorial to his.
Memorial# 82064971

D. Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jan 18, 2017 8:33 PM
Virginia Alice Deem/Jenkins
Eva Mae Jenkins
Thank you so much for the photo of the grave marker for Eva Mae Jenkins.
Added by Virginia Alice Deem/Jenki... on Jan 17, 2017 4:57 PM
Sgt Daxter
Thanks very much for time spent taking and posting the grave photos for Guy W. Osborne and his wife Mary Louise (Robertson) Osborne. Very much appreciated.

D. Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Jan 17, 2017 2:09 PM
Vickie Clark
Allen Bosworth obit-Copley cemetery
You weren't kidding when you said it was flowery! Different times-different tastes. I added the obit to the memorial. Thanks for sending it.
Added by Vickie Clark on Jan 14, 2017 7:46 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
RE: Shorters
I will send Alice's info as soon as I locate it. It's around here somewhere. It is also an item from The Christian Recorder.

Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Jan 14, 2017 2:23 PM
Floral Designer
O'Brien Cem. Summit
Updated with credit...Thank You
Added by Floral Designer on Jan 13, 2017 9:13 PM
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