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Dan Oh (#46803017)
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Bio Photo I will transfer any entry I've made to your care- I don't care what your relationship or reason. I'm not related to any of my entries except a very few. My effort is documentation and finding the lost among the stones.

It might be helpful to others to cite the source of requested updates; But even that omission won't stop the update.

How to Request a TRANSFER
*Note: You must be logged in for this procedure to work:

1. Click on the "EDIT TAB" top right of the entry


3. Type the word "TRANSFER"

4. Send.

That gives me ALL the information I need to make the transfer.

Living in Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania,
"I See Dead People."

I haunt cemeteries for tombstone photos and follow up with obituaries if available at the Chester County Historical Society. Or Vice-Versa, I get the obit then find tombstone.
Let me know where I can help in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Dan Lindley, A.K.A Dan Oh

Support Your Local Historical Society! I Do.

What does the phrase "natural causes" mean in an obituary? The answer is that all causes of death belong to one of three categories: violent, accidental, and natural. Death by "natural causes" does not mean the person died of "old age," it means the person was not killed in an accident or an act of violence. When an infant dies of a congenital heart problem, that's natural causes.

Many obituaries or death reports will include a specific cause of death, such as heart attack, lung cancer, etc., but often, they only state "natural causes," or it can be adduced from phrases like "no indication of foul play," "died peacefully in his sleep," etc. The older the deceased is, there's more of a presumption of natural causes. For example, a note like "no indication of foul play" is more likely to be found in the death report of someone in her 20s than someone in her 90s.
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Jeff Somerfield
RE: Catherine Latshaw #157008678
Do you know if the gravestones from Phoenixville Mennonite still exist somewhere?
Added by Jeff Somerfield on Apr 18, 2017 6:18 AM
Jeff Somerfield
Catherine Latshaw #157008678
Thanks for adding the maiden name for Catherine. I recently found a cemetery transcript from 1922 for the Phoenixville Mennonite Cemetery. I'm not sure who compiled this information. My preliminary findings indicate that Catherine was 90 years old at the time of death. Jacob and Catherine's first child was born in 1768, so the age of 40 is improbable. I'm currently working on a spreadsheet combining information found in the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania Cemetery Database and the recently-found transcript. All these documents are prone to error, as you know, and a lot of the information is not readily verifiable. If you're interested, I can send you this document when it's complete.
Jeff Somerfield
Lancaster PA
Added by Jeff Somerfield on Apr 18, 2017 5:50 AM
Ray Downing
RE: eliza downing
RE: eliza downing

Gracias, Amigo!
Added by Ray Downing on Apr 16, 2017 8:52 PM
Lewis Butler
Your Efforts are Appreciated

Thank you for locating and sending my father's obituary. Since I was stationed in England at the time of his death, and my mother passed just four months later, I never saw this in print (and neglected to obtain a copy later).

I have posted this information on my father's memorial page; thank you again for your kindness.

Lewis Edward Butler
Added by Lewis Butler on Apr 15, 2017 5:06 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
RE: William Simms
Again, many thanks.
Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Apr 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
RE: Leah Johnson
Thank you so much!
Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Apr 14, 2017 2:57 PM
Pam Acquaviva Kalbfleisch
RE: Ruth Chalfant #56875333
Hi Dan,

Sorry for the several months' long delay in replying to your inquiry.

I am not related to Ruth or Robert Chalfant. My great-aunt, Celeste "Teppy" Gillespie, was Robert's first wife and mother of his daughter Patrice Chalfant Benedict.

In trying to untangle the knotted branches of my family tree, I discovered Robert's second marriage and felt it was important to set the record straight, so to speak.

Thank you for getting the spouses linked, I do appreciate your help.

Kind regards,
Pam Acquaviva Kalbfleisch
Added by Pam Acquaviva Kalbfleisch on Apr 13, 2017 11:33 AM
Russ Dodge
RE: Chester County Townships
Hi Dan - sorry. The e-mail got buried before I could finish it. Please do me a favor, resend it so its back to the top of my in box? Ill work on it next Sunday, as I am out of town until then.
Added by Russ Dodge on Apr 12, 2017 7:41 AM
Rahn Brackin
RE: Ethel Dilworth

Ethel Dilworth was my great-aunt (my maternal grandmother's older sister). Aunt Ethel's birth name was Laura Ethel Trumbower, but she was called "Ethel" to differentiate her from her mother Laura Jane. Aunt Ethel married Lawrence Morris Dilworth in 1914. Again this is a case where they were addressed by their middle names and they became known by them rather than their given first names. Even their headstone has them as "Morris L." and "Ethel L.".
She lived in the same farmhouse at "Longfield Farm" that she went to as a bride and passed away there 61 years later.
I hope that this information is of help to you.

Rahn G. Brackin
Added by Rahn Brackin on Apr 11, 2017 7:44 AM
William E. Mastrocola
RE: Angelo Deshula
Hi Dan,
I think the way you have set things up is fine. Thank you.
You have probably noticed that there are even several misspellings on Angelo's mother's death certificate. (She was my mother's Aunt Lizzie.) In fact, I think the only spelling of DiSciullo that's correct on the certificate is that of her husband's signature (and even then, it's not clear where the dot goes--i.e., whether it's ui or iu; but it really is iu!) Census records are even worse. The enumerators back then didn't know any Italian and just spelled names as they heard them. And the poor "owners" of the names might not have even known the correct spelling.
Thanks for all the good work you're doing.
Added by William E. Mastrocola on Apr 10, 2017 5:52 PM
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