|Paul S. (#18204635)|
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|I enjoy researching my Armenian genealogy and that of others. My listings started out as mainly just relatives, but has since expanded to various others I have either researched or came across at cemeteries and found to be of interest. Let me know if you have any Armenian relatives or questions about them.|
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|Rick Gleason||Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820)|
Not sure you are able to make any edits to your biography on Benjamin Henry Latrobe (Memorial# 604), but your statement that Latrobe, PA was named after him is incorrect.
I am related to the Latrobe family and have done extensive research on them and their widespread influence around the world. His nephew Charles Latrobe for example was the first Lieutenant-Governor of the British colony of Victoria, Australia. An uncle, John Antes (1740-1811) was a renowned American composer and is thought to have made the first violin in the colonial United States. Another Uncle, Colonel John Henry Antes (1736-1820) was one of the most prominent early colonial American pioneers and settlers of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The Latrobes have relational connections to other prominent families including the Roosevelts.
The city of Latrobe was actually named after his son Benjamin. This is verified through several sources including the Wikipedia article about Latrobe, PA. There under the section about its history it states:
"In 1852, Oliver Barnes (a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad) laid out the plans for the community that was incorporated in 1854 as the Borough of Latrobe. Barnes named the town for his best friend and college classmate, Benjamin Latrobe, who was a civil engineer for the B&O Railroad. (His father, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was the architect who rebuilt the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. after the War of 1812.)"
Again, I'm not sure you can correct your biography, now that the memorial is managed by FindAGrave, but if possible this correction should be made.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
|qashqai||Garabed Jerrehian 70542635|
A small thing. In Garabed's Bio you list his address as 3735 Walnut St. and that he was a rug dealer at Jerrehian Brothers. Jerrehian Brothers was at 3731 Walnut Street. I worked in the rug cleaning department from 1967 to 1970 when they moved to Wynnewood, PA. The building was torn down to make way for a parking garage, I believe. The residence next door was 3733 Walnut st. and can be shown by researching Aram Jerrehian in the 1930 U.S. Census. The enumerator's hand made it possible to mistake 3733 as 3735. Garabed is listed on line #79 an alien who immigrated in 1898. The transcriber for this listing typed Jarrehian, seems the enumerator didn't make it clear that the second letter was an "e". Jerrehian is a transliteration of a name in the Armenian alphabet. Others coming through Ellis Island ended up with Jarrehian on their papers.
Little things like this can lead to discoveries. We just need to know about the details. Thank you for your time.
Added by qashqai on Jan 29, 2017 5:28 AM
|Who Art In Heaven||hello from australia|
Greetings Paul. I shall email you shortly. kind regards. Your memorials are truly world heritage stories of human history and migration.
|Who Art In Heaven||hello from australia|
dear sir, i compliment you on the memorials you have so carefully researched and created for the Armenian people of Philadelphia. I was greatly interested and deeply moved by the reading. I know some Armenians here in Australia and he story of the Armenian people is certainly always amazing to me. kindest regards catherine
|Richard Shedenhelm||Dickinson photograph|
Thanks for your photographs! --Richard
|Jenn O.||RE: Artzerounian|
No problem! I always try to snap photos for any -ian names I see.
Added by Jenn O. on Dec 31, 2015 4:00 PM
|John Avedian||Hi again|
If I'm not mistaken I helped you with a search for a burial in Yerevan (Arapkir) back in 2009 through facebook. I stumbled upon your profile because of a memorial that matched the name of someone I'm researching (Stephen Mirakian) but after reading the bio I don't think it's the same person as my Stephen lived in Toledo, OH in 1919. Anyway hope you're doing well!
|Crypt Tonight||Katharine Hutchinson.|
Cemetery records indicate that she is in Woodlands
Thank you for the explanation. It is reasonable. Go ahead and resubmit the edit request.
Just wanted to let you know that today I added a photo of the Karnig Kevorkian gravestone at Arlington. This was just a sort of random shot for me, but I enjoyed reading the bio in his memorial.
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