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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.


As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.
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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.

NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.
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N J Martin
JANE TAYLOR
Memorial# 84503913 I think that her birth is 1852 and she died 1870 and she is the d/o George Taylor & Mary (Tiger) Taylor.

Please take a closer look at the stone. They had dt Jane born 1852. I found nothing else on her exc she was in the 1860 census with her mother and sister & brother. The father had died in 1858.

Thanks
Nola
Added by N J Martin on Oct 14, 2017 12:25 PM
N J Martin
MARY (TIGER) TAYLOR
Memorial# 84503929 She died in 1881 not 1861. I can't read her age at time of death, but it appears she was married to two brothers first George Taylor then James Taylor. No proof of that yet, but it is what I am finding. But she seems to have been born about 1837/1838.

She is my family.
Thanks
Nola
Added by N J Martin on Oct 14, 2017 11:50 AM
SHaley
James Long
Hi,
I see that you are maintaining the grave of James Long. Do you have any knowledge of that particular family? I am looking for Mrs. Caroline Long's grave or even an obituary for her. I have a picture of her that I would like to attach to her.

Stu Haley.

Added by SHaley on Sep 02, 2017 9:20 AM
kwmtex
RE: McCracken obits
The photos have been removed as requested. I also added his middle name. Thank you for transcribing the material.
Added by kwmtex on Sep 01, 2017 11:35 AM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
Warren Atherton
Burke, Would you consider transferring him to me. He is my cousin. Thanks Donna 46777676
How's Florida?
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Aug 31, 2017 3:35 AM
Donna Butler Sheaffer
Janetta Anderson
Janetta Ellen (Anderson) Atherton, 95, of Grove City, formerly of Templeton, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at the age of 95-years-old, passed to her heavenly mansion from her earthly cottage in Grove City. Janetta was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Boggs Township, Armstrong County, Pa., a daughter of the late Incel C. and Martha Jane (Sanford) Anderson. Janetta married Ralph E. Atherton, Jr. on March 31, 1938. She was a homemaker much of her life and worked as a packer for 17 ½ years and retired from Big River Manufacturing Company. Throughout her life Janetta was a member of the Templeton Church of God and the church’s Ladies Missionary Society. She was also a member of the church choir and was a youth group leader in her younger years. She and Ralph bought a house in Mosgrove when their three boys were young and she lived there for 65 years before moving to Grove City. Her favorite hobby was quilting and giving her quilts away for others to enjoy. She loved all her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Survivors include her niece whom she raised as her daughter, Kathy and husband, Deric, Powell of Grove City, Pa., and three daughter-in-laws, Glenna, Barbara, and Gloria; as well as her 11 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are her two sisters, Elsie Slagle of Templeton and Hazel Reedy of North Carolina; and one brother, Edward (Barbara) Anderson of Templeton; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph “Crabby” Atherton of 48 ½ years, who died on Oct. 3, 1986; and her three sons who she always lovingly referred to as her “three little boys”, Ronald in 2016, Donald in 2013, and Richard in 2012; two grandsons; as well as five brothers and five sisters. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 N. Grant Ave., Kittanning until the funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Molgaard officiating. Interment will be in Cochran Cemetery, Templeton.
Added by Donna Butler Sheaffer on Aug 18, 2017 4:44 AM
Dave & Joyce Humphrey
Evans transfer - Thanks!
Thank you for the transfer of my Great-Great-Grandfather, David J Evans. I will take care of him!!

DAVE HUMPHREY
Added by Dave & Joyce Humphrey on Aug 11, 2017 2:01 PM
Beth Dierkes
Wife of Norris Ross Syster
As you can see by the below information, Manilla Gay Stake was the name of Norris'es 2nd wife. He and Gretrude May Mardis divorced before the 1920 census - probably before the draft registration.

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
Name: Manilla Gay Syster
[Manilla Gay Stake]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 45
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1900
Birth Place: Cherryhill Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 23 Jan 1946
Death Place: Pine, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Albert Stake
Mother: Mary Henry
Spouse: Norris R Syster
Certificate Number: 3770
Added by Beth Dierkes on Jul 26, 2017 4:24 PM
Ancestry/searcher
RE: Stoughton photos
Good Morning, You are very welcome. Glad we were able to locate Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton's graves. I have transferred management of Bernadette's memorial page to you - she deserves to be with family.
If you would like any additional photos, please don't hesitate to ask.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Jul 20, 2017 5:15 AM
Clinton Anthony
Dorothy E Swartzlander
Hi Burke!

If you want to move your picture from memorial # 19440485 to add to memorial# 181356776.... you can do that. Your picture looks nicer anyway.

I think there was a mix up with these Dorothy's. I'll ask the owner of the first memorial to remove the link to Howard.

If you want me to transfer the new memorial, I can, just let me know.

-Clinton
Added by Clinton Anthony on Jul 14, 2017 4:58 PM
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