|Kathi Lynn King (#47574305)|
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I am researching the different branches of my family tree. Maternal Rose, Kuhns, Drylie, Muse, & Silvis. Paternal any descendants or ancestors Of Christian & Charlotte King and Isaac/Isaiah and Emma Conover & John and Rebecca Wallace. I have traced some of these lines back to England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland as far back as 1410. I became a grave hunter when a family story led me on a search for the grave of a child who was born in 1884 and died in 1888 between census records, the church where he was baptized burned losing all records, there was not mandatory birth registration so there was no proof he ever existed. I have now been involved in a tombstone project photographing entire cemeteries in my area. My friend Franny and I have photographed 106 cemeteries in Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania however getting them all uploaded to Find A Grave has proven to be a very long and slow process so if anyone out there is looking for someone who could be buried in this area please don't be afraid to ask it is possible one of us already has a photo. For anyone out there doing the same thing--- THANK YOU.|
A LITTLE FYI; I TYPE MY OWN TRANSCRIPTS FROM PHOTOS MY FRIEND AND I HAVE TAKEN. I DO NOT USE PRE-EXISTING TRANSCRIPTS. I FIND THEM TO BE FULL OF ERRORS. CASE IN POINT SEVEN DOLORS IN YUKON HAS 500+ MEMORIALS THAT THE CHURCH SAYS ARE NOT BURIED THERE.
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|April Alba||Nicola Migliori|
Thank you sooo much for finding this! I have no deep connection to my maternal side and these are my great grand parents! I thank you!
|This Old Scarecrow||Sarah Ann McLain Fulmer # 119809621|
If you wouldn't mind, another transfer request for a GGGrandmother Fulmer.
Did you read the message I left you about Paul Renomeno?
Thanks for getting his DC.
|This Old Scarecrow||Lucy Ann Stoner Fulmer # 119809619|
Could I request a transfer for Lucy Ann (Stoner) Fulmer.
She's my G Grandmother, but you probably assumed that anyway.
Thanks for all your help, you've made so many contributions for me, and probably didn't know it.
|This Old Scarecrow||Paul Renomeno|
Thank you Kathi for the death certificate.
I'll prepare a brief bio ASAP for the memorial.
You already know most of the details as per my last message.
I'll be in touch very soon.
|This Old Scarecrow||Paul Renomeno|
t involves Paul Renomeno who died on 08 May 1910, in Yukon, Pennsylvania.
He was an innocent casualty of the infamous Coal Miner's Strike of 1910.
Paul is a primary subject, along with Father Michael Tusek (the first pastor of the Seven Dolors Church in Yukon) in an article I've been preparing for two years now.
It covers the founding of Yukon in 1908, the Westmoreland Coal Company, and the Magee Mine.
Paul Renomeno was employed by the Yukon Coal & Coke Works in Upper Whyel ( a mile north of the Magee Mine in Sewickley Township).
The United Mine Workers of America were attempting to establish a union at the Magee Mine.
Before it was all over the strike involved thirty coal companies, and sixty five mines, resulting in hundreds of casualties, and homeless families, primarily in Westmoreland County.
Father Tusek was the lightening rod, and center of the controversy as he gave clandestine sanctuary, and spiritual support to the Slovenian miners and officials of the U.M.W.A. at the parish.
He also stood up to the officials of Westmoreland Coal, and challenged them critically and publicly.
On 08 May, a drunken squad of Coal & Iron Police swept through the village of Yukon, going house to house looking for union sympathizers.
A contingent of twenty five more armed police arrived (half of which were contracted through the Taney Detective Agency of Pittsburgh, the rest Pennsylvania State Police) and began randomly firing into the crowd.
Paul Renomeno was shot dead in his front yard, and thirty more were seriously wounded.
Mr. Renomeno was the very first interment at Seven Dolors Church.
As a result, Westmoreland Coal Company reclaimed the church property, and declared the deed invalid (they deeded the property to the new church for $1.00).
The U.M.W.A. was ultimately defeated, and as Father Tusek was the subject of threats, intimidation, and coercian, the archdiocese of Greensburg transferred him out for fear of his safety.
Eventually, Paul Renomeno's remains were exhumed, and moved to the Seven Dolors Cemetery south of Yukon.
At some point, his marker, or headstone was either vandalized, lost...whatever, and the church has since lost complete track of where he was buried, due to sloppy housekeeping, and poor archives.
The current pastor, Jonathan J. Wisneski and I have had long conversations about the importance of locating his grave, not the least from an historical point in the church's history, and Yukon's, and the legacy of the miners.
He assured me they will find it.
More on all this later.
|This Old Scarecrow||RE: Paul|
Would you please email me the image first ?
I'd like to look at it before posting it up.
My email is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Then I'll reply with details as to what this is all about.
|This Old Scarecrow||RE: Paul Renomeno|
Please be patient, and I'll give you a complete rundown on the details shortly.
OldStoney is helping me do some research on this.
This is a very sore subject, and I've been working on an article about Paul. the church, Yukon, the Magee Mine, and Westmoreland Coal Co. for two years.
Please stand by for an hour or so.
|Kimberly ||Herbert Bell|
Thank you for posting the photo. Appreciated :)
Added by Kimberly on Apr 24, 2015 7:14 AM
|This Old Scarecrow||LUCY ANN (STONER) FULMER # 119809619|
I not sure how to inform you of this, but I made a very big mistake.
I re-created an already existing memorial that you had already established.
In my ignorance and enthusiasm, I overlooked your memorial for my great grandmother Lucy Ann (Stoner) Fulmer (#119809619).
I had to create on for my great grandfather; George Albert "Bert" Fulmer (who has no marker), and I assumed she needed one as well.
My deepest, and sincerest apologies to you.
I promise to never let this happen again, as I know my way around Find A Grave much better now.
How should we proceed with righting my wrong ?
Thanks to your hard work, and your friend 'Franny', I've been able to link untold relatives together for the first time. Thank you.
On Seven Dolors HC Church in Yukon...
"What a mess honey."
I've been preparing an article on the history of Yukon, Westmoreland Coal Company, the Magee Mine, the Seven Dolors Church, and how the Fulmer family played a role in it's establishment.
My story centers around the infamous Coal Miner's Strike of 1910 which started in Yukon, and how the first pastor of Seven Dolors; Father Michael Tusek became the patron saint, and protector of the miners in the village.
An innocent resident by the name of Paul Renomeno was gunned down in his front yard by the dreaded Coal & Iron Police. Father Tusek buried his body on the church grounds, and Paul Renomeno became the very first church internment.
Father Tusek went on to confront the officials of Westmoreland Coal, and the their Coal & Iron thugs.
Needless to say, Father Tusek was removed from the parish out of concern for his safety...he was a marked man.
Fast forward to 2015...after contacting the church secretary, and the grounds keeper of the cemetery, I come to discover they never heard of Paul Renomeno !
After providing the them with research, documentation, and even a photograph of Mr. Renomeno's grave site (with cross and name on it from 1913) they found sufficient documentation inside their archives, and then admitted to having misplaced, or lost his gravesite.
I had a lengthy conversation with the current pastor Father Jonathan J. Wisneski about this.
I informed him it wouldn't look good for the parish if I published an article celebrating the churches role in Yukon's early history, and the church can't find the focus of it's first internment.
I don't blame the pastor, or any of the other wonderful people connected to Seven Dolors Church, this all happened before their watch...but they're having a hard look at this now, because there's no good excuse for losing Mr. Renomeno, and his legacy.
The cemetery has a large 'old section' of unmarked graves due to poor housekeeping, and maintaining accurate archives.
Maybe someone should run out there and rattle some sabres and make some noise.
|Pauline DiSipio||TOMB PHOTO of Michael "Mike" Dorazio|
Thank you so much for adding the Tomb Photo of Michael "Mike" Dorazio, Memorial #135582480. He and his wife Helen are now linked.
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