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Mark Downen (#46877190)
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Ruth Harris Carver
RE: Verel Russell
Thank you for replying. That is an uncommon name and I was hoping it was the relative I was looking for. Would you mind putting her maiden on the memorial? It would be a great help to other researchers. I appreciate you letting me know. Thanks again. Ruth
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Apr 19, 2014 6:38 PM
Ruth Harris Carver
Verle Short Russell
Hi Mark, I see you have a memorial for Verle and Mel Russell. Do you have any idea where she was from? I'm wondering if she could possibly have been from Missouri originally and her maiden name might have been Short. I have been searching for her and believe she lived in NY in 2011 so it may be purely coincidence that the names are the same. Thanks for any help you may have.
Ruth
Added by Ruth Harris Carver on Apr 19, 2014 2:16 PM
Charles "Charlie" Hofer
RE: Section C-A
I will save you the trouble by saying that the people whose running the cemetery know very little, I was lucky to find out what I did. This area was a potters field until 1926 when it was moved to the very back, the reason why theres no markers was because the people here had no money for them and in those days the temporary markers didnt come from the funeral home, they were usually homemade. I did a cemetery last month where i saw a lot of concrete markers placed, I could try and get a plot list for this area but I dont know how successful I will be..I will keep you posted.
Added by Charles "Charlie" Hofer on Jun 02, 2012 6:41 PM
Charles "Charlie" Hofer
RE: Philadelphia Reed Miller
I had some people I know on facebook who has connections with Posey County History help me with a section of the cemetery thats not very well charted, I checked with the health dept and verified she was here, and then found out where she was. Rose Reed I believe is John's wife. George Miller is also interred in section C-A.
Added by Charles "Charlie" Hofer on Jun 02, 2012 2:24 PM
Charles "Charlie" Hofer
RE: Philadelphia Reed Miller
I know its been a while, I have information about Philadelphia, She was buried in Section C-A of Bellefontaine and that section was a potters field or a paupers grave section which means she has no stone, the section looks more like a yard than a cemetery. Shes not listed in the book because there was some records damaged and she appears to be a victim of this. I have been working to find her all this time, and I am as upset as probably you are to learn this. Also Theres a John and Rose Reed (not sure if related) who also shares this fate. I am again very sorry that you had to find this out, and if I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.
Added by Charles "Charlie" Hofer on Jun 01, 2012 7:27 PM
Charles "Charlie" Hofer
RE: Philadelphia Reed Miller
Mark,

Yeah I knew about her going by Della and I looked for that nake also, I also checked Black's Cemetery in West Mount Vernon and she's not there, when I was out in Grafton at Beech Grove I also looked there and she's not there either, I will be going to Wadesville and the Laurel Hill Cemetery and see if she is there. Is it possible that she has no stone? I saw a ton of Millers in one area and no luck. I didnt see any Reeds however. I am wondering if she's buried in the old cemetery and her stone was vandalized or deteriorated..I will remember her name and if I come across her grave I will definitely photograph it and also tell you where it is.

Charlie
Added by Charles "Charlie" Hofer on Aug 31, 2011 12:19 PM
pat janik
RE: Philadelphia Miller
I am still trying to locate mortuary records. I will let you know when I come across anything. Thanks for keeping in touch.
Added by pat janik on Aug 31, 2011 9:01 AM
pat janik
Philadelphia Miller
I was at the Mt. vernon library today and happened to see the lady in charge of the Geneaology dept. We did not find Philadelphia listed in the obituary index, but she was listed in the deathrecords book. I was able to get a copy of the death record at the Health Dept. It lists her cause of death as dysentery and has some other information which I can copy for you if you would like. She is listed as buried at Bellefontaine, but as I said, they do not have a record of her being buried there. Do you have any other information on her husband and where he is buried? I noticed that Della is listed as a widow on her death record. I thought perhaps she is in a puapers grave, although I feel surely any surviving siblings or children would have seen to her proper burial. I also looked up the undertaker Weisinger and sons, and am trying to locate them. I think the ownership has since changed hands. I will keep you posted.
Pat Janik
Added by pat janik on Aug 26, 2011 11:32 AM
Charles "Charlie" Hofer
Philadelphia Reed Miller
I walked the ENTIRE Bellefontaine Cemetery and I found several Millers and unfortunately none was Philadelphia. I have checked the Browning Genealogy and theres no record of her there, I will be in Posey County going to other cemeteries next week if I come across her at another cemetery I will let you know.. Keep in mind that she might be at bellefontaine and its possible her stone is either damaged or unreadable (theres a few out there like that), but I won't give up until I find her.

Thanks

Charlie
Added by Charles "Charlie" Hofer on Aug 14, 2011 3:36 PM
pat janik
RE: Philadelhia Reed Miller
Hello!
I talked to the Bellefontaine cemetery yesterday and they have not been able to locate Philadelphia Della Reed Miller. (They tired several variations of her name) They suggest I try The Willard LIbrary in Evansville, which has a strong Genealogy center. I am fairly new to this area and have not spent much time at The Willard. I will try to get over there one day when I have enough time. In the meantime, what about her husbands family? Do you know where they may be buried? Perhaps she and her husband are in that cemetery. Any other information you may come across may help me when I go to the Willard. Keep me posted!

Kindest regards, pat Janik
Added by pat janik on Aug 05, 2011 6:08 PM
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