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Rev George Gilbert Rakestraw

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Rev George Gilbert Rakestraw

  • Birth 27 Nov 1827 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Mar 1904 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 91507590

Son of generations of American Quakers, starting in era of William Penn (late 1600s)

Life-long Methodist clergyman

Civil War Chaplain, 201st Penna. Volunteers

Notable scientist in field of micro-mineralogy; many of his discoveries are displayed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Harvard Mineralogical Museum.


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  • Created by: Dick Nixon
  • Added: 6 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91507590
  • Dick Nixon
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev George Gilbert Rakestraw (27 Nov 1827–5 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91507590, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dick Nixon (contributor 47150515) .