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 George M. Albright

George M. Albright

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Oct 1917 (aged 72)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 40404829 · View Source
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1. The birth date as shown above
2. His nickname was "Old Hammer Head"


He was the son of John G. & Susan Albright and the husband of Sarah H. Davis, with whom he fathered four children. Sarah died, date unknown, and he married Alice Jane Burd in Perry County. The daughter on the tombstone is Alice's and George's. In 1860, he was a farmer living in Newport, Perry County. He stood 5' 7" tall and had brown hair and hazel eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted August 31, 1864, with Co. E, 208th Pa Inf, at the rank of private. Wounded during the final assault on Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865, but honorably discharged with his company on June 1, 1865.

After the war, he moved to Harrisburg. He left Alice c. 1916 because he had fathered a child with another woman. They did not divorce. According to Alice, "what he earned went principally for whiskey." To the extent that his war experience caused his post-war alcoholism would be conjectural but a strong possibility given the hellish nature of the attack on Petersburg.
(Courtesy Dennis Brandt)
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ALBRIGHT - George E. (sic) Albright, aged 68 years, died October 21 at his late residence, 303 Dauphin street (sic).

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., at C.H. Mauk's funeral chapel, 6th and Kelker streets. Burial in East Harrisburg cemetery (sic). Burial private.

The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), Monday, October 22, 1917; pg. 11


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  • Maintained by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Originally Created by: Robert Viguers
  • Added: 7 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40404829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George M. Albright (26 Jan 1845–21 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40404829, citing East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .