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Miss M (#47276760)
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RE: Message regarding Charles Sumner
I am sorry as well for appearing hostile in my earlier note to you, it was unnecessary of me!!! I certainly understand the emotions when defending someone that is very dear to you!!!

All is well!

Added by LaDene on Jan 19, 2012 7:57 PM
RE: Message regarding Charles Sumner
My apologies if I came off as hostile but I will qoute your exact words "Mr. Sumner died of a heart attack, he was not assassinated as you mentioned in your message. Just an FYI!"

My sister said to Mr. Sumner "Your assailant should have been punished."

I really don't see where anyone would pull from what my sister wrote saying such that Mr. Sumner was assasinated?? A person who has attacked another human being is called an assailant and, therefore, has committed a crime and should be punished. An assasin is someone who has killed another person and my sister never said that his assasin should be punished but rather his assailant. One is not the other.

My sister is rarely on Find A Grave but I wanted to make sure that I stood up for her knowing that she wrote nothing in error; she meant exactly what she wrote, and it had nothing to do with Mr. Sumner being killed.

Added by LaDene on Jan 19, 2012 2:58 PM
Message regarding Charles Sumner
Dear Miss M:

On my sister's (luvshistory) page you left a message regarding a token that she had left for Charles Sumner on which she mentioned that his "assailant should be punished."
You wrote to her to inform her that Mr. Sumner was not "assasinated" but died of a heart attack.

I think you should look up in a dictionary the word "assail/assailant" and you will see that it means to "attack violently"....which is exactly what happened to Mr. Sumner. She knew full well that he was not "assasinated."

"Just an FYI"

luvshistory's Sister,
Added by LaDene on Jan 19, 2012 8:41 AM
Thomas McCarty
RE: John Alexander Kennedy
Dear Moira,

If only there was a John A. Kennedy in my unemployed life! :-)

I'm a bit of an amateur historical genealogist, I suppose. My focus is in nineteenth century New Yorkers.

My notes indicate I stumbled across Mr. Kennedy's life while looking into that of Peter Relyea's, the undertaker in charge of conveying Abraham Lincoln's body thru Manhattan during Lincoln's funeral pageant.

Putting aside the severe beating he received during the draft riots, Mr. Kennedy had a wonderful life. A very important figure in the development of New York City.

I have a good deal of information on him and his family with an idea towards writing something formal but at the moment my attention has turned toward another important New Yorker of that time, noted nineteenth century daguerreian photographer, Mr. Jeremiah Gurney of J. Gurney & Son.

If you're interested, I've begun something of a historical novel on Mr. Gurney at:

It's a bit convoluted as, you actually need to begin reading at the very first post which is at the bottom of the page (look for the photo of the little girl with her arms crossed in front of her). It's a bit raw, but Gurney's life is the story, I'm currently enthralled with telling.

Now, aren't you glad you asked! :-)

Best regards,


Added by Thomas McCarty on Oct 27, 2011 4:00 AM
Thomas McCarty
John Alexander Kennedy

I was just curious as to why you left virtual flowers on John Alexander Kennedy's memorial page.

Do you mind if I ask why?


Added by Thomas McCarty on Oct 26, 2011 6:26 PM

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