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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.

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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
RE: John L. Slage
Thank you any ways. I do understand.
Added by CCoronado on Apr 19, 2017 9:08 AM
126363963 George Smith
Hi, I believe this is a duplicate to Find A Grave # 8393 George "Germany" Smith. I know he was married to Isabelle Foley and that her husband was a famous baseball player. George Smith, Isabelle Smith and their son George Smith Jr. are all buried in Calvary Cemetery in section E. I called the cemetery and they verified that George "Germany" Smith is buried in Section E.

George J. Smith (his parents were from Germany)
born April 21, 1863 in Pittsburgh, PA - died Dec 1, 1927 Altoona, PA
Isabella Foley born Apr 3, 1869 died May 1, 1925 both in Altoona, PA
George J. born Feb. 25, 1892 - July 12, 1916 in Altoona, PA
Added by T B on Apr 18, 2017 12:27 PM
RE: Anna M Rearick
Edit sent. Thanks.
Added by Jack on Feb 11, 2017 12:28 PM
Headstone photos
May I suggest when you take pictures you remove or just hold off to the side flowers, debris, etc that cover up the full names and/or dates on the stones. We are looking for that information, not so much just a quick photo of the stone or the flowers, etc which may block information. Thank you for your work.
Added by Maureen on Jan 27, 2017 10:49 PM
Marie Garrity
Thank you for updating her memorial.
Added by Lavelle on Jan 15, 2017 9:32 AM
John Garrity
Thank you for connecting him to his family.
Added by Lavelle on Jan 14, 2017 11:07 PM
David Louis
I'm doing okay - no need to worry. ;-)

The obit just got lost in the shuffle somehow.

I have now added it.

Hope you are having as good a winter on the other side of the mountain as we are so far.


Added by Zella on Jan 14, 2017 5:28 PM
RE: Ellen McClain Rockey
Just wondering, are you related to the McClain, Rockey or Gilmartin family?
Added by T B on Jan 11, 2017 6:53 PM
Ellen McClain Rockey
I have sent two request to link Ellen with her mother Rosanna Gilmartin McClain and they have been declined with reason - General reason: Content submitted does not belong in this data field. I am adding her mother's Find A Grave # 175123297 in the parent section under mother. Where do you want me to add it? TB
Added by T B on Jan 09, 2017 12:33 PM
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