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CAPT Sharon Davis, USN (Ret) (#46831367)
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Bio Photo I retired from the US Navy as a CAPT after 24 years service in 1997. My husband also retired from the USN as a CDR after 20 years service. I became interested in genealogy shortly thereafter, and have been searching for my families since.
Most of my families are in SE OH and E PA. Most of my memorials are for these families, so I'm generally not open to transferring them, though I have transferred on some occasions.
I love sharing/comparing information, and would love to hear from anyone who finds my postings on this site helpful.
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s e folmar
RE: Parry Transfers
Your welcome. Anything I can do to help. Just ask.
Added by s e folmar on Sep 06, 2017 6:33 PM
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Thank you very much!
Added by paganhistorian on Aug 13, 2017 12:12 PM
Thank You
Hi Sharon,

Thank you for adding my Great Uncle's nickname. It is much appreciated. If possible, would you be willing to transfer more than one of my family members to my account? (Harry Dale, Herbert Wayne, Frank "Red", Thomas Brokaw, and Veva Roberta Milhorn) If not, I still have some information that I will submit to you for addition to their pages. :-)

Again, thank you! <3
Added by paganhistorian on Aug 12, 2017 9:19 PM
Dana Sparks
RE: Curtis Daniels Spangenberg More
It is sad... and you are right that normally even a premature/stillborn baby will have a death certificate, I've seen as young as 5 months premature with grave markers and certificates. Then again, there could be just as many without, there's no way of knowing without the story being passed down like it was with Mabel and her baby.

In reply to your earlier message, no I don't know Darryl Edwards but I'm glad you were able to get in touch with him and ask him some questions! This is a pretty distant branch for my family tree so I've just had to rely on what records and photos I can find.

I saw that you created a memorial for the baby, I was just going to suggest that! Now there will be a record for the next person who comes along :)
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 09, 2017 3:42 AM
Dana Sparks
RE: Curtis Daniels Spangenberg PS
Mabel's death certificate simply says "apoplexy, half hour (died before physician arrived" as the cause of death. 8 people died in Lackawanna County on 25 Mar 1919, but only Mabel was in Spring Brook, and the only baby was 6 day old Joseph O'Horo in Dunmore. If her baby was still in the womb when she died, maybe they wouldn't haven't filled out a separate death certificate. I couldn't find an obituary for Mabel either. So frustrating when you know what happened but the records aren't there!
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 07, 2017 1:57 PM
Dana Sparks
RE: Curtis Daniels Spangenberg PS
Thomas Hugh Spangenberg (1877-1959) is my 3rd cousin 3x removed. As well, his first wife Mabel's sister Kathryn married my 3rd cousin 4x removed, Thomas Alvin Ayers. In Northeastern Pennsylvania it seems everyone is related one way or another! :D
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 06, 2017 12:35 PM
Dana Sparks
RE: Curtis Daniels Spangenberg
It's too bad he died in 1905... one more year and we might have had a death certificate. I haven't found any church records either, just the article and the plaque on the headstone. If I'm able to find anything else about Curtis, I will be sure to let you know :)
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 06, 2017 11:04 AM
Dana Sparks
RE: Curtis Daniels Spangenberg
Hmmm. There certainly would have to be a lot of missing records for him to have died in 1913, but I also noticed that in 1910, Mabel is recorded as having 3 children, 2 living (Jane and Esther). Presumably the other was Curtis. So, I've actually come to the opposite conclusion... that the plaque is wrong. Maybe after 100 years someone wanted to honor Curtis, thought they remembered that he was 8 years old when he died, and fudged the dates so they would add up correctly. If he was in fact born between Jane and Esther, he would have died as a baby, which might explain why the newspaper waited 2 weeks to report his death and did not bother to give an age. Maybe he was 8 months old rather than 8 years?

I really appreciate you getting back to me about this, I love a good mystery :)
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 05, 2017 8:47 PM
Dana Sparks
Curtis Daniels Spangenberg
Hi Sharon, I was wondering what you know of Curtis Daniels Spangenberg? His death marker is a plaque attached to his mother's headstone, but I noticed that the plaque had to have been added between 2012 and 2015 because the mother's memorial has a picture without it. The plaque reads "CURTIS DANIELS SPANGENBERG/BC 1905 SON DC 1913". I'm trying to figure out what 1913 might be referring to since he definitely died in 1905 (thanks to the Scranton Republican article you referenced).

- Dana Sparks
Added by Dana Sparks on Aug 03, 2017 11:18 AM
Bundy Family
Hi Sharon,

I'm one of your distant cousins. I'm sending you an email, but thought everyone might like to read this on the Bundys. I hope it isn't already on here somewhere and I didn't see it.

It's an article written for the University of Indiana Magazine of History back in 1946 by an Alice Ann Bundy.

It's always nice to meet another cousin.
Added by Vicki on Jun 07, 2017 2:55 PM
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