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spanielfam (#47112159)
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Bio Photo I enjoy going to the cemeteries and photographing the people of the past. I will continue to put pictures to the graves in my area, in hopes of helping someone else with their ancestry hunt.

If you need a correction or transfer, please refer to the FAQ's. Do all corrections you can through the Edit tab and send me a Suggest a Correction for anything else. Thanks

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Diane Gravlee
RE: Mangle Photos
I don't go necessarily by the guidelines, especially if I am not related. I would be happy to transfer over to you and if someone else closer in the family wants them later, you can do that.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jun 24, 2017 12:58 PM
Diane Gravlee
William Mangle in West Side Cem
I posted a photo of his marker tonight. The only other Mangle nearby was his wife and two others, Richard and Lynn. You may remember that I wrote you that you had William in a non-existent cemetery in Sunbury; he was transferred over to Orchard Hills (aka West Side) in Shamokin Dam and that is where I photographed his marker. I have created memorials for Ann, Lynn and Richard Mangle and would be happy to transfer them over to you. Use the edit tab and scroll to other and request them.
Diane Gravlee
Added by Diane Gravlee on Jun 23, 2017 7:14 PM
Michael S. Caldwell
RE: Ralph Mangus
Hi, yes, that was a bit of a scandal; Ralph's mother was Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Carter); her first husband abandoned them (George C. Mangus); here's an article about it:

Altoona, PA: Altoona Mirror, issue of Friday, 23 April 1915, p. 13, col. 1


George C. Mangus, Who Left Altoona Fifteen Years Ago, Returns to Find Wife Happily Married.

George C. Mangus of Idaho, a former Altoonan, left this city fifteen years ago, after deserting his wife and three small children. His whereabouts were unknown during all these years by his family and friends. One week ago, Mr. Mangus, in the same manner that attended his sudden departure, returned to this city.

He came to see the family that he had deserted and also his brother and sisters. Instead of the wife and three toddlers deserted years ago, the husband and father found the wife remarried and happy, and the three children married and contented in their own homes.

Mr. Mangus was born in this city. He was the son of Cyrus A. Mangus, aged 72, of 500 Twenty-fifth avenue and was employed in the Pennsy car shops for many years. He was married twenty-three years ago, and helped to rear three children. When the oldest was aged 7 Mr. Mangus packed his belongings and left Altoona. Where he went, or why he departed, was never known, and no trace of the missing man could be found. Altoona lodgemen spent almost a year in the search.

Mrs. Mangus raised the three children in her own home, and, after waiting eight years after her husband's departure, was remarried, taking for granted that Mr. Mangus had died. The three children were reared and were all married during the past few years.

Mr. Mangus, on his visit east, did not come directly to Altoona. He alighted from a Pennsy train at the East Altoona station. He was welcomed at the home of his brother, Thomas N. Mangus, 613 East Sixth avenue, Juniata, on his arrival. He remained there two days before he visited his father at the Twenty-fifth avenue home.

While visiting his father, the three children of Mr. Mangus were sent for. They came to the grandfather's house entirely ignorant of the surprise that awaited them. Not one of the children recognized their father as they were too small at the time of his leaving, to remember him. The father did not pay a visit to the home of his former wife.

Mr. Mangus remained in the city with his father and departed early this week without stating where he would locate. He is expected, however, that he will resume his travels in the west.

The three children of the modern Enoch Arden are Lee Mangus of Twenty-fourth avenue and Eleventh street; Ralph Mangus of 1415 Seventh street and Mrs. Nellie Wolf of Eighth street, near Lexington alley. The former Mrs. Mangus is now Mrs. Clarence Manning of 1415 Seventh street. The couple were married seven years ago.
Added by Michael S. Caldwell on Apr 24, 2017 7:50 PM
Patricia Alessandri
Since you created the Joseph Fatigante records I wanted to let you know his wife Ruth passed Dec 22, 2016 in Altoona. Actually she died on her birthday. She was born Dec 22, 1919. Just for your reference my husband is related to the Fatigante family.

Pat Tierney Alessandri
Added by Patricia Alessandri on Dec 27, 2016 5:44 PM
Alicia M
RE: Viola Rossiter
Thank you it's my understanding her and Minnie died the same day but I am not sure
Added by Alicia M on Dec 20, 2016 4:49 PM
Alicia M
MY great aunt
Voila rossiter is my great aunt her sister is Eleanor Lukehart my grandmother Minnie kerber is her mother my edit was rejected why my mother is alive that's where I got my info who knew her aunt grandmother and mother. Please look into this THANK YOU in advance.
Added by Alicia M on Dec 18, 2016 2:44 PM
Alicia M
MY great aunt
Voila rossiter is my great aunt her sister is Eleanor Lukehart my grandmother Minnie kerber is her mother my edit was rejected why my mother is alive that's where I got my info who knew her aunt grandmother and mother. Please look into this THANK YOU in advance.
Added by Alicia M on Dec 18, 2016 1:53 PM
Porta Memorials
Thank you for updating all the Porta memorial requests, very much appreciated.
Added by Lavelle on Nov 30, 2016 3:36 PM
Jim Snyder Jr.
RE: Henry Fagans
I descended from Mary Sophia (Fagans) Snyder. d/o Robert & Rebecca Jane (Hainsey) Fagans.

Added by Jim Snyder Jr. on Oct 30, 2016 4:56 AM
RE: Calvary Cemetery - Lingafelt
Thanks for the advice, turns out they had no record of her being buried there, oddly enough, but I did find out she was married to someone else buried close by through other records.
Added by Andrew on Oct 21, 2016 10:23 PM
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