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|Mary Achterhof||Find A Grave Memorial# 26835581|
I found this article about the suicide of this gentleman. You may post if you wish.
Article appears in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, Wednesday, 3 April 1889 reads...
Genreal McConnell Takes His Life at Topeka, In Consequence of the Osage City Scandal
Topeka, Kansas, April 3 - Genreal H. K.McCopnnell, one of the most prominent attorneys of Osage City, committed suicide yesterday morning at 8:50 o'clock in his room in the Fifth Avenue Hotel by shooting self in the head with a pistol. When discovered he was sitting in a chair and at his feet was the revolver with which he shot himself. About two months ago General McConnell figured in a sensational shooting affair at Osage City, which resulted in the suicide yesterday. James McNames, a well-known contractor, came home unexpectedly and found McConnell with his wife. McCponnell attempted to escape but was shot twice by McNames and seriously wounded. He had about recovered, however, and came to this city on legal business. McConnell's wife has been prostrated ever since the shooting, and it is this, it is said, which caused McConnell to commit suicide. McConnell was prominent in G.A.R. circles, and was an influential politician. He was a Brigadier-General. in the army of the Potomac.
|Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin||Richard Harding Davis #7802014|
While scrolling through old newspapers on the Library of Congress website, I ran across a picture of the place of internment for Richard Harding Davis. Apparently, it was some time before the headstone pictured in the memorial here on F-A-G was erected. I thought you might like to see the old photo.
|Amy Hunt||Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery near Wilmington, DE|
I noticed some of your photographs on the DuPont de Nemours Cemetery page and while I know that the page says to call the Hagley to get permission to visit or to get in touch with someone who could give you permission to visit, I was hoping you would have the specific name of a person and contact information.
I am staying just a mile or two away during a program at a different museum and will be here until the end of the week and very much wanted to visit. I called the Hagley and explained the situation and the woman who answered the phone had no idea what I was talking about and transferred me to someone who did not answer their phone. I left a detailed message but have not heard back.
Just wondering if you might have some particular insight into this process for gaining access to the cemetery.
Thanks so much,
Amy L. Hunt
Added by Amy Hunt on Sep 17, 2016 4:17 PM
|deanna french||Wisc. Dane Co/ Civil War photo/ Wm.F.Vilas|
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many "Old Soldiers" that had roots in Vermont. The Vilas Family is very dear to my heart. Although not related,I have done much researh on the family. Their early family, Moses and Mary ( Flint) Vilas came to Vt.about 1799, first to Randolph, and later to Sterling,Vt., which is now defunct, but part of Lamoille County. They were all outstanding people, well educated for the times, and very active in their towns and state. A few of them remained here, and rest in our "burial grounds: others went elsewhere.I would like to ask you if I could use the photo that you contributed to William's Find A Grave Memorial, to post on the Vt.Civil War site? (www.vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
|lisa ||memorial 20129089|
Found this in the newspaper:
You might add it below the obituary.
October 30, 1947
Wreckage of the missing plane carrying Oregon Gov. Earl Snell, Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell Jr., Senate President Marshall E. Cornett and an experienced pilot, was seen from the air on Dog Mountain, Washington.
Added by lisa on Aug 12, 2016 5:43 PM
|sjcyoung||RE: WT & Josephine Hornaday|
Added by sjcyoung on Nov 08, 2014 11:35 AM
|Carl Nollen||William T. Hornaday|
Thanks also for your Hornaday photo. Do I assume there is nothing on the other side, like dates?
|sjcyoung||WT & Josephine Hornaday|
Greetings, and thank you for photographing and uploading the beautiful headstone photograph on William Temple Hornaday's page. I have one more favor to ask: could you add it to his wife Josephine's page also? Her memorial is #124798848.
Added by sjcyoung on Oct 29, 2014 11:33 AM
|William Wright||Samuel Howell Ashbridge|
First, thank you for all your efforts. The work of you an others on Find-A-Grave is invaluable.
Now I want to suggest a slight correction. Samuel Howell Ashbridge was not born in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in old Chester township (now Maple Shade township), in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Samuel Howell Ashbridge, the one time mayor of Philadelphia, was a son of Samuel Howell Ashbridge, a Quaker born in 1822 in the Byberry area of northeastern Philadelphia. He and his father are listed in the 1850 and 1860 federal censuses for Burlington Co., NJ. The original records from the Laurel Hill Cemetery show a Jane P. Ashbridge following Samuel's name, with her age at death as 78 and his as 59. The third name listed is Anna A. Firth, aged 73, the younger sister of Samuel Howell Ashbridge, Sr., who married a John Firth. The wife of Samuel H. Ashbridge, Sr., as listed in the 1850 and 1860 Burlington Co., NJ, censuses was a Jane P.
If you want to see the proof, then I have many digital records for this family, including scans of the 1850 and 1860 Burlington Co., NJ, census pages where they are listed. I'd be glad to send copies of these, but I'm not sure how to do that through this forum.
|Sally Reynolds||Thomas Jefferson Rusk|
You have an incorrect date relating to Gen. Rusk. I'm sure it's a typo but regardless it should be changed. You have stated that in 1938 the Texas Congress appointed him Chief Justice, when it should read 1838.
Thank you for changing this at your earliest convenience.
Sally Reynolds, wife of Jim Reynolds, 3rd gg grandson of Thomas Jefferson Rusk.
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