Marte

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I've enjoyed working on my family tree and helping others with their research for many years. I am a member of several genealogy organizations and the Daughters of the American Revolution. It's important to preserve the family history provided to us by cemeteries. Besides searching for my own family names, I also like to record military graves and older headstones before they are damaged or no longer readable.

Please feel free to use my photos for your personal use.

"As long as there's one person on earth who remembers you, it isn't over." - Oscar Hammerstein

"It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years."

"I have loved the stars too long to be afraid of the night"

Albany Morning Express, Albany, NY, Nov. 21, 1876 - Near Richmond, Virginia, a wife lay in a dying condition. Having brought up a clever orphan girl, who was grown, the dying woman called the young woman to her and said, "I will soon leave you my little children motherless. They know you and love you and after I am gone I want you and my husband to marry." The young woman, deeply affected, burst into tears and said, "we were just talking about that."

Lansing, Michigan, May 19, 1893 - The body of the boy, George Harre, which mysteriously disappeared from the house of his mother before daylight, yesterday morning, was found at the bottom of a well near the house. Later the mother of the boy confessed to having poisoned him to prevent his growing up to be a thief. The mother, who is believed to be insane, has been placed under arrest.

The Pittsburgh Post, May 19, 1858
Catharine Bronk, a young lady, aged fourteen years, took a small dose of arsenic on Saturday, for the purpose of beautifying her complexion, and on Sunday morning she was arrayed in a shroud for the grave. A solemn warning to all silly young beauties.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri, July 30, 1884 -
Boston Herald: A man died in Athens, NY recently, aged 65 years, who was born without ears, and had no apertures where the ears should have been. He was able, however, to gather sound through his mouth. When addressed he opened his mouth and could hear conversation that was carried on in an ordinary tone. His hair was black at birth, but was interspersed with oddly shaped gray spots, some of them resembling diminutive human hands and ears. These singular markings never changed and his black hair never became gray. He left fourteen living children. The eldest, 45 years old has hair as black as jet, and not a gray hair in his head. The youngest, aged 13, is as gray as a man of 70.

The Columbia Republican, Hudson, NY, March 31, 1887
A Strange Custom - Superstition is not dead in Sullivan County. The body of Clara Bailey has been exhumed in the hamlet of Glen Wild, because the feet of the deceased did not point to the East. The little matter has been satisfactorily adjusted and the girl's friends say they feel relieved.

The Buffalo Courier, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 15, 1902
Emporia, Kansas - Nov. 14 - Judge Madden in the District Court, has decided that a man had the right to bury his wife alive. The city asked for and was refused an injunction to prohibit a "professor" from giving an exhibition of "hypnotism" by burying his wife for six days.

The Catskill Recorder, July 21, 1933
Dr. James MacMunn of Hampstead, England, set aside money in his will to buy his grave "In a spot as far removed as possible from other dead".

I've enjoyed working on my family tree and helping others with their research for many years. I am a member of several genealogy organizations and the Daughters of the American Revolution. It's important to preserve the family history provided to us by cemeteries. Besides searching for my own family names, I also like to record military graves and older headstones before they are damaged or no longer readable.

Please feel free to use my photos for your personal use.

"As long as there's one person on earth who remembers you, it isn't over." - Oscar Hammerstein

"It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years."

"I have loved the stars too long to be afraid of the night"

Albany Morning Express, Albany, NY, Nov. 21, 1876 - Near Richmond, Virginia, a wife lay in a dying condition. Having brought up a clever orphan girl, who was grown, the dying woman called the young woman to her and said, "I will soon leave you my little children motherless. They know you and love you and after I am gone I want you and my husband to marry." The young woman, deeply affected, burst into tears and said, "we were just talking about that."

Lansing, Michigan, May 19, 1893 - The body of the boy, George Harre, which mysteriously disappeared from the house of his mother before daylight, yesterday morning, was found at the bottom of a well near the house. Later the mother of the boy confessed to having poisoned him to prevent his growing up to be a thief. The mother, who is believed to be insane, has been placed under arrest.

The Pittsburgh Post, May 19, 1858
Catharine Bronk, a young lady, aged fourteen years, took a small dose of arsenic on Saturday, for the purpose of beautifying her complexion, and on Sunday morning she was arrayed in a shroud for the grave. A solemn warning to all silly young beauties.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri, July 30, 1884 -
Boston Herald: A man died in Athens, NY recently, aged 65 years, who was born without ears, and had no apertures where the ears should have been. He was able, however, to gather sound through his mouth. When addressed he opened his mouth and could hear conversation that was carried on in an ordinary tone. His hair was black at birth, but was interspersed with oddly shaped gray spots, some of them resembling diminutive human hands and ears. These singular markings never changed and his black hair never became gray. He left fourteen living children. The eldest, 45 years old has hair as black as jet, and not a gray hair in his head. The youngest, aged 13, is as gray as a man of 70.

The Columbia Republican, Hudson, NY, March 31, 1887
A Strange Custom - Superstition is not dead in Sullivan County. The body of Clara Bailey has been exhumed in the hamlet of Glen Wild, because the feet of the deceased did not point to the East. The little matter has been satisfactorily adjusted and the girl's friends say they feel relieved.

The Buffalo Courier, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 15, 1902
Emporia, Kansas - Nov. 14 - Judge Madden in the District Court, has decided that a man had the right to bury his wife alive. The city asked for and was refused an injunction to prohibit a "professor" from giving an exhibition of "hypnotism" by burying his wife for six days.

The Catskill Recorder, July 21, 1933
Dr. James MacMunn of Hampstead, England, set aside money in his will to buy his grave "In a spot as far removed as possible from other dead".

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