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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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annie, J and K, Kat, Zella
Messages left for spanielfam (31)[Leave Message]
RE: Mary Schraff
You're welcome. The system wouldn't take my edit for adding her parents, so I thought if I took him out, it might work. Then I thought....what if it takes him out completely. That's why I decided to let you know why I had done that. Take care.
Added by Lavelle on Oct 21, 2017 4:07 PM
Elias Hanwell
George l hanwell tombstone
I just wanted to let you know that it's been updated Sue has died
Added by Elias Hanwell on Oct 16, 2017 8:53 PM
Gary Hamilton
RE: Brinton & Mary Jane Hamilton
Thank you
Added by Gary Hamilton on Oct 13, 2017 5:31 PM
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
Thank you
I'm sure I speak for many when I say that I appreciate what you do. You have uncovered many of my ancestors as I have seen your name on quite a few of mine. This has helped me tremendously with my genealogy. Thanks again.
Added by Tami on Jul 02, 2016 11:21 AM
Laura N Keller Hamel #71004091
I just noticed that you left a picture on my memorial of my 3rd great aunt. Thank you so much for that. Are you related to her?
Added by Tami on Jul 01, 2016 10:31 PM
I would go ahead and create his memorial He could of been taken out of the reserve sometimes that area is only temp. for internments

I will add info to the memorial direct them to Calvary I am sure if I delete it someone might recreate it with the death cert. If that is what it reads.

Added by annie on Jun 11, 2016 6:09 AM
Kim and JM Talboo
Thanks for the quick updates and for posting the obituaries of Lucetta Whren and her husband William Bollinger. It is refreshing when a FindAGrave volunteer takes an active interest in updating the memorials. Many has been the times that I will transcribe an obituary only to have it ignored.

Thanks for all you do for FindAGrave.
Added by Kim and JM Talboo on May 02, 2016 3:50 PM
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