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Sylvia (#46830771)
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After working 25 years for a local school district, I finally am finding myself with some time that will allow me to persue my love of genealogy. One of the best sources I have found to gain more knowledge about our ancestors is their headstones. Often the clues, such as names and dates and maiden names and children that we find on the headstones provide enough information to continue our research in a more methodical manner. I hope to photograph and post as many pictures from Wyoming Co, Pennsylvania cemeteries as time allows in an effort to aid other researchers who do not live in this area. Please feel free to use any of the photos I have posted to enhance your own genealogy research.
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Kate Sheridan
Mary J Sheehan obit
Thank you for the information. I'd like to add that the death informant, John O'Brien, was in fact Mary's nephew. Mary's sister, Amelia Kinney (my great-grandmother) married Christopher O'Brien, and John was one of their sons. Mary lived with John and his family after her son passed away.
Thank you again!
Added by Kate Sheridan on Jun 24, 2017 11:54 AM
Ted Myers
Sylvia, Thank you for the information, I have corrected the last name. Thank you, Ted
Added by Ted Myers on Apr 12, 2017 6:12 PM
Charles Hallock
Thank you for suggesting I link Charles Hallock to his parents. I've accepted your request. I can't think why I didn't link them before since I also made the memorials for his parents. :) ~nan
Added by Nan on Jul 16, 2016 1:55 PM
Mary Lou
RE: Bethel Cemetery
Hi Syliva, I've spoken to Shirley a few times. I recently found the graves of my 3rd great grandmother, her two daughters and one one granddaughter there. The cemetery is abandoned; my sister and I and our husbands went up and weed-whacked and cleaned up as much as we could but the place is overgrown again. If you go on Google Earth you can actually see the boundary lines for Lackawanna and Wyoming Ctys. Do have family buried there or just doing indexing?
Added by Mary Lou on Jun 11, 2016 1:35 PM
Mary Lou
Bethel Cemetery
Just bringing to your attention the fact that BETHEL CEMETERY is not located in Wyoming County. It is located on Hickory Ridge Rd, LACKAWANNA Co, PA. I have added this cemetery to Find A Grave, if you wish to transfer your entries.
Added by Mary Lou on Jun 04, 2016 11:28 PM
Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane
Dear Sylvia,

Hi! I DEEPLY appreciated finding my Great Great Grandma Lane's memorial recorded and photographed by you on this site. Thank you!! I added a photo of her to personalize it more.
I did have a question though. You have listed parents for her that do not match the family information I have for her.. can you help me with where your information came from???
I have family records about her having been adopted(and our family remembers it being talked about numerous times). One father's information that I believed was her birth father was recorded as "Wesley Dixon" who fought and was injured in the Civil War. Our family has multiple letters of his and I found information on his injury and compensation for the injury. One letter specifically mentions him being in the Baltimore National Hospital on July 4, 1864. And we have a photo of him with a death memorial page dated December 27, 1886. I do not have information on a wife for him except that a book that was passed down first to Louisa's daughter Emily Lane Donnelly and then to my Grandma Almeda (Emily's neice) is stamped "Susan Dickson" (The family Dixon name was in places recorded "Dickson" and "Dixon" in others. In fact, even Wesley was recorded as "Westley" one spot but "Wesley" in other family letters/records.).
As to the McKinneys. I BELIEVED that they were the parents who adopted Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane because Mary's daughter, Emily Lane Donnelly recorded that "Grandma McKinney" died at age 42 from "drowning" and that "Grandpa McKinney" died at age 62 from "pneumonia". It was just assumed that since we KNOW Mary Louisa was adopted and since Wesley Dixon was in the Civil War from the time she was a tot that it must have been that the McKinneys who adopted her not vice-versa (Meaning that the McKinneys likely were not the birth set of parents since the grandkids had knowledge of both McKinneys but no knowledge shared of Wesley's wife and with knowledge that Wesley had been fighting a war then was severely injured and initially not expected to live before Mary Louisa turned 6.)
On the back on one photo I have of Mary Louisa it clearly states "Mary Dixon Lane" under which it says "adopted, real father" and then lower are the names "Samuel McKinney" and a "Sarah". Coupled with other information, I took this to mean that Wesley Dixon was the real father and she was adopted by "Samuel and Sarah McKinney". If I found out the McKinneys were the actual biological parents and the Dixon family had adopted her, it would not upset me, but I would just like to know more about both Wesley Dixon AND the Samuel and Sarah McKinney. And this information just really makes me skeptical that Mary Louisa's parents could be the "Samuel and Mary Miller Dixon" recorded on this memorial.
Truly hoping you or other family can help me with this puzzle. As many children as Mary Louisa McKinney Dixon Lane had with her husband, Charles Tripp Lane, I am hoping that there is someone who has the rest of these pieces.
To any family members, I additionally have not just the photo I attached to this memorial but one of Louisa at age 13 and one of her at age 13 with her "mom". I would also happily email pictures of the civil war letters to any family member wanting to see them. (I have the originals in my possession currently but they are "borrowed" from the family member who owns them.) I would happily show anyone a photo of the book stamped with Susan Dickson's name and the photo and memorial page for Wesley Dickson or photos of the multiple handwritten copies of Lane/McKinney-Dixon family information that was given to my Grandma Almeda (daughter of Nathaniel Lane) by her Aunt Emily Donnelly (Charles T and Mary L.'s daughter).

Very grateful as well as hopeful for further information,
Elizabeth Campbell V.
Added by E C V on Apr 14, 2016 12:32 PM
Nancy Ritter Rau
RE: William Roy Kelchner
Thank you so much for updating his memorial and linking him to family.
Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Jan 05, 2016 1:26 AM
Daniel Sloat
RE: Ghost Hill Cemetery
Thank you so very, very much for caring. Right now health reasons has kept me from visiting Ghost Hill. But I hope to some day as I also have a Great Grandmother buried in Lacey St. Cem. with her Shermerhorn family. You probably already have the information, but Eliezer had another brother who served also, Austin Sloat Co.F 143rd Regt.Pa.Vol. Musician. Also 2 cousins: Leander W. Sloat Co.D 143rd Regt.Pa.Vol. Musician and his brother, Edwin H. Sloat Co.D 50th Regt.Pa.Vol. POW. Died in Andersonville Prison, Buried Aug.23,1864, Grave #6584.
If there is anything I can do help please don't hesitate to contact me.
Again, God Bless
Dan Sloat
505 Stevenson St.
Sayre,Pa. 18840
Added by Daniel Sloat on Nov 07, 2015 8:41 PM
Daniel Sloat
Ghost Hill Cemetery
Sylvia, I can't thank you enough for the photos of my 2nd Great Grandfather and 2nd Great Grandmother, Eleazor T. Sloat and his wife Cornelia Osborne Sloat. The Sloat's, Osborne's, Sturdevant's are all my relatives.
Dan Sloat
Added by Daniel Sloat on Nov 06, 2015 7:23 PM
Sharon Greenlee
Added by Sharon Greenlee on Oct 31, 2015 6:21 PM
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