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Caroline Taggart "Carrie" Kendig Handwork
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1845
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1916
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Lot 108E, Plot 4N (between Caroline and her husband, Philip DeHaven Handwork Lot 108E, Plot 5N) is "empty" per Bernie, Superintendent at Fairview Cemetery, Sep 2013.
Daily Local News
September 1, 1916

Mrs. Philip D. Handwork, widow of the late P. D. Handwork, one of Coatesville's most estimable women, died at 6:30 a.m. at her home, [26] Second avenue, after being confined to bed for several weeks. Mrs. Handwork was the daughter of the late John and Rachel Kendig, and was in her 71st year.

The following children survive: George H. [Heber II] Handwork, John K. [Kendig] Handwork, Mrs. C. M. [Clara Kendig Handwork] Taylor, Huntingdon; Dr. A. J. Williams Handwork, [Andrew Jackson Williams] a prominent physician, Altoona, and Sarah, [Sarah Frances] at home. Also, two sisters. Mrs. John Osmond, Miss Lydia Kendig, [Elizabeth "Libby"] both of this place, and one grandson, Philip D. [DeHaven II] Handwork.
HANDWORK- In Coatesville, on September 1, 1916, Caroline T. [Taggart] Handwork, widow of the late Philip [DeHaven I] Handwork, in the 71st year of her age.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral without further notice from her late residence, 26, North second avenue, Coatesville, on Monday, September 4. Meet at the house at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment private at Fairview Cemetery.
September 4, 1916

This afternoon a large company of friends and relatives assembled to pay tribute to the memory of Mrs. Caroline E. [T.] Handwork. Impressive services were conducted by Rev. Addison Lamb, of the Trinity Episcopal Church, of which the deceased was a member. Numerous beautiful floral offerings were contributed by her friends. The pall bearers were as follows: William Eachus, Charles Stott, Harry Shallcross, Edgar Garman, Joseph Lerch and Harry Woodward. Interment was made at Fairview cemetery.
Note: Monday, 04 September 1916 was Labor Day; Caroline's 2nd Grandson, George Heber Handwork, III was born to her son, John Kendig Handwork and his wife, Lillian Dell Parker/Tompkins Handwork that day.
05 AUG 2015 ~ Thanks goes to Dan Lindley "Dan Oh" at, for this Obituary and Death/Funeral notices. 12 Oct 2013 ~ Also, the wonderful photos by Ruebeewren are so appreciated!

The following is a lovely poem I found among my Maternal Grandmother, Cassandra William (nee Taylor) Mellen's papers that she saved for me. The date it was written/printed is unknown. It is blank on the back side.


I like to think that at twelve,
she ran barefoot through July clover
in her white cotton dress,
wore her hair in braids,
and smelled like
the early morning after a thundershower
and the wild roses that grow
beyond the split rail fence
of adulthood . . .

Then she got old---
she used to wash me in the kitchen sink
and let me play with the music box in the
and sometimes, when I close my eyes,
I can smell her house;
all wood floors and geraniums and clean

She lives in a nursing home now, but
her mind loves to nod off and roam
through eighty-odd years
of back streets and wild-flower fields.

The nurses float silently by, and her eyes
smile at them like
moon-glow fireflies
dancing in the dark.

I've kept her pearls
and lace handkerchiefs, and
every year I throw away the picture they
send me
(out of respect, I think)
and keep the one I found
in her velvet photo album.

She is nineteen, and she sits,
serene, smiling at me,
and the years evaporate
like morning dreams
and old perfume.

---Wendy Martin, 17, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Family links: 
  John E Kendig (1813 - 1893)
  Rachael Taggart Kendig (1816 - 1897)
  Philip DeHaven Handwork (1845 - 1906)
  George Heber Handwork (1869 - 1934)*
  Clara Kendig Handwork Taylor (1870 - 1953)*
  Sarah Frances Handwork (1872 - 1950)*
  John Kendig Handwork (1880 - 1921)*
  Andrew Jackson Williams Handwork (1885 - 1957)*
  Elizabeth J Kendig (1840 - 1918)*
  Sarah A Kendig Osmond (1842 - 1924)*
  Caroline Taggart Kendig Handwork (1845 - 1916)
  Clara Kendig (1850 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
CAROLINE K. HANDWORK 1845 ---- 1916
Note: Thank you Ruebeewren for my Great Grandmother's headstone photo, and the two other related ones! Thanks also to Dan Oh and Neil Scheidt for their contributions and help.
Fairview Cemetery
South Coatesville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 108E, Plot 3N
Created by: Janet*Handwork-Parker/Me...
Record added: Oct 09, 2013
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Caroline Taggart Carrie <i>Kendig</i> Handwork
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Heavenly Mother's Day Blessings, Dearest, Precious Great Grandmother Caroline. You were always revered by your family, and I am looking forward to meeting you one day! Love from your Grandson, George Heber Handwork III's youngest daughter, Janet <><
- Janet*Handwork-Parker/Mellen-Taylor
 Added: May. 8, 2016

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