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Transcription: Obituary for Ira Cadwallader

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Ira Cadwallader. IRA CADWALLADER Ira Cadwallader, 70, prominent farmer of the Danville community, died at his home there Sunday about 1 A. M. He had lived his entire life in that neighborhood. He was a member of the Danville Church of Christ, serving for many years

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception. Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others,

Mrs. Victor Murdock – Washington Post, March 28, 1915.

Portrait and short profile of Mrs. Victor Murdock in The Washington Post issue of March 28, 1915. Text transcription: WIFE OF WELL-KNOWN STATESMAN, LONG PROMINENT IN CONGRESSIONAL CIRCLES MRS. VICTOR MURDOCK During the ten years of her husband’s service in Congress as a representative from Kansas, she has been a notable figure in society. ____________________

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

John Lambert Cadwallader

John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3   RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR ———— The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia,

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Major General George Cadwalader

Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.   General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales.   Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA

The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.   HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY 563 JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a