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ADGIE, Elizabeth May 7, 1900
ADGIE - Of diphteria, on May 7, 1900, Elizabeth the daughter of Norton and Rose Adgie, age 3 years. Burial from 1547 Cadwalader Street. Internment at Green Mount Cemetery. No funeral. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09 May 1900)
ADGIE, Edward W. 1 January, 1993
ADGIE -EDWARD W., of Wildwood, died Wednesday at home.
He served with the 941st engineers in the U.S. Army in both the European and North African campaigns in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 184 of Wildwood and the VFW Post No. 3509 of Wildwood. He was also very active with the American Cancer Society. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Wildwood the past 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Lena P.; two sons, Edward W. Jr. of Sea Isle City and Matthew N. of Franklinville; two sisters, Mary D. Battista of Upper Darby, Pa., and Emma Prescott of Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, Fred of Brooksville, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church, 2900 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood. Burial will be in the Cape May County Veteran's Cemetery, Middle Township. Friends may call 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home, 1201 Central Ave., North Wildwood. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cape May County Unit, P.O. Box 395, Ocean View, N.J. 08230. (Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) - January 1, 1993)
ADGIE, Frederick J 19 April, 1999
ADGIE, FREDERICK J., 86, of Brooksville, died Monday (April 19, 1999) at home. Born in Philadelphia, he came here 40 years ago from his native Pennsylvania. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Carol; a son, William, National Park, N.J.; two daughters, Susan Smithskelton, New Port Richey, and Terry Weinst, Philadelphia; a sister, Mary DiBattista, Philadelphia; and many grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville (St. Petersburg Times, 21 April 1999)
ADGIE, Matthew 15 Jul 1928
ADGIE-On 15 July, Matthew, husband of Rose Adgie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services Saturday at 2:30pm at his late residence 5136 Stiles Avenue. Interment at Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call Friday after 8:00 PM. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 July 1928)
ADGIE, Rose H November 8, 1955
ADGIE - On November 8, 1955 Rose H, widow of Matthew N. Adgie, 2416 South 5th Street. Relatives and friends are invited to service Friday at 2:00 PM David G. Frankenfield Building 317 North 52nd Street. Interment at Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 November 1955)
ALLEN, John 18 December, 1903
Allen - On December 18, 1903 at Pikesville, Md in his 25th year, John, son of Thomas and the late Hannah R. Allen, of Philadelphia. Interment Roaland Park Cemetery, MD. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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ALLEN, Rev. Richard, Sr. 26 March 1831
ALLEN, Rev. Richard, Sr. Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, died in Philadelphia March 26, in the 71st year of his age. (Source: National Intelligencer, March 29, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
ALLENBACK, William 18 December, 1903
Allenbach - On the 18th last of Variola. William Allenback, aged 29 years. No funeral. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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ARMSTRONG, John D 14 Dec., 2010
JOHN D. "JACK" ARMSTRONG, 92, died Dec. 14, 2010, in King City, Mo.
He was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Philadelphia, Pa. and lived in Palmyra, N.J. Montreal, Quebec, Canada and South Bend, Ind., graduating from Central High School in South Bend in 1936, and Depauw University, Greencastle, Ind. in 1940.
His career was in the professional service, Boy Scouts of America, serving in Kansas City, Mo., Waterloo, Iowa and Greeley, Colo., later as Regional Executive in Kansas City and a member of the national staff, New Brunswick, N.J.
He served in the U.S. Army, the armored Division, 1942-45, retiring as Staff Sergeant, earning a Bronze Star and six battle stars. He was married to Elizabeth "Libby" Horine in 1941.
There were four children: Daniel (deceased), David of Loveland, Colo., Thomas of the United Arab Emirates and Nancy McMillan of King City, Mo.; as well as nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Upon retirement from the BSA, he was National President of American Humanics, based in Kansas City and later directing the program at Arizona State University, Tempe.
No public memorial service was held. Memorial gifts to: American Humanics, 1100 Walnut, Suite 1900, Kansas City, MO 64106. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
(Green Valley News & Sun and The Sahuarita Sun, Saturday, December 18, 2010 )
BAINBRIDGE, William, Jr. 3 June, 1831
BAINBRIDGE, William, Jr., age 24, only son of Commodore BAINBRIDGE, died at Philadelphia June 3.(Source: National Intelligencer, June 6, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
BAKER, Elizabeth 17 December, 1903
Baker - On Dec 17th, 1903 Eliza, wife of Albert C. Baker, aged 64 years. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at her late residence, 839 N 16th St. Interment private. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BAKER, George D. Rev. 17 December, 1903
Baker - On the 17th just at his late residence, 906 Pine st. Rev. George D. Baker. DD in the 64th year of age. Funeral services at the First Presbyterian Church, Washington Square, on Monday, the 20th last, at 2:30 o'clock precisely. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BANKS, David 6 March, 1900
BANKS - At Salem, N. J., on March 6, 1900, David Banks, in his 80th year. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his son, French S. Banks, No. 20 Hakin street, Salem, N. J., on Friday morning, the 9th instant, at 11 o'clock. Services at residence. Interment at First M. E. Cemetery, Salem, N. J. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BARRY, John, Commodore 13 September 1803
Died on the 13th instant, in Philadelphia, Commodore John BARRY. The name of this veteran in Patriotism and arms will long be dear to the citizens of the United States. He was one of that little band of navel heroes, who first hoisted the flag of the American navy in 1775, and to his valour our country owed much of the honour she aquires on the seas during the revolutionary war. (The Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 28 1803)
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BARRY, Sarah 13 Nov., 1831
BARRY, Sarah, widow of the late John BARRY, died in Philadelphia, Nov. 13, the 77th year of her age.(Source: National Intelligencer, Nov. 21, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
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BARRYMORE, Georgiana Drew 2 July, 1893
Actress, born in Philadelphia, Pa, in 1856; died in Santa Barbara, Cal., July 2, 1893. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Drew, and sister of John and Sydney Drew, all well-known actors. She made her first appearance on the stage at the Arch Street Theater, Philadelphia, then under her mother's management, in 1872, in " The Ladies' Battle," and remained in her mother's stock company for several years. In 1876 she was married to Maurice Barrymore, the actor. During her theatrical career she supported Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett, John McCullough, Mine. Modjeska. her brother John, and her husband, and won popularity in " Pique," " Diplomacy," " The Wages of Sin," "Moths," " L'AbM Constantine, " "The Senator," "Mr. Wilkinson's Widows," and her last appearance in New York city, in 1892, in " Settled out of Court." (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
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BASH, Mary 17 December, 1903
BASH - On December 17, 1903, Mary, wife of the late Charles G. Bash. Relatives and friends of family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Monday morning at 9:30 from her late residence 3042 N Tenth St. High Mass of requiem at St. Stephan's Church. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BECKWITH, Sarah Ann 1875
In this city, on the 20th inst., Sarah Ann, relict of Dr. S.W. Beckwith. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Sep 11, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
BEERS, William H. 16 November, 1893
Insurance officer, born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 1823; died in New York City, Nov. 16, 1893. He received a public-school education; served some time in the United States Navy; became a clerk in the New York Life Insurance Company in 1853; and was its president from 1885 till Feb. 10, 1892. In 1891 the New York "Times" charged him with gross mismanagement of the company's affairs, for which he brought two actions for libel against that newspaper, aggregating $1,750,000. Both of these suits were withdrawn; the superintendent of the State Insurance Department investigated the charges, and in his report so criticised Mr. Beers's methods that the latter resigned the presidency. The board of directors then made a contract with Mr. Beers by which he was to serve the company in an advisory capacity for life, at an annual salary of $37,500, one half his former salary as president. After his resignation the board of directors was reorganized ; John A. McCall, formerly superintendent of the State Insurance Department, was elected president, and the pension voted Mr. Beers on his retirement was pronounced invalid by the State Supreme Court. (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
BENNET, Richard, Esq. Last Week, 1749
Last week died at Wye River, in an advanced age, Richard Bennet, Esq., supposed to be the richest man in America. (The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, October 26, 1749)
BERDEL, Gottlieben 17 December, 1903
BERDEL - On the 17th of December, 1903, Gottlieben, wife of John Berdel (nee Forelinger), aged 73 years. Relatives and friends of family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Sunday at 1 o'clock from her late residence near 718 N Front St. train will leave Spring Garden Street Station at 2:30. Interment Hillside Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BERGER, Helen A 7 March, 1900
infant daughter of John A. and Lillie E. Berger, aged 9 months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at parents residence, 2436 South Hicks street. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BEVEN, Jane Maxwell 6 March, 1900
widow of David Bevan, in the 84th year of her age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Friday morning at 11 o'clock, at her late residence, 1015 South Third street. Interment private. Friends will please omit flowers. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BIAS, Dr J. J. G. (approx)15 July 1860
Dr. J. J. G. BIAS, a prominent colored citizen of Philadelphia, died at his residence in that city two weeks since. (Douglas Monthly, Aug. 1, 1860)
BIDDLE, Charles, Esq. 4 April 1821
Died in Philadelphia, on the 4th alt., Charles Biddle, esq., aged 76 years. (They Lycoming Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1821)
BIDDLE, Emily 19 December, 1903
BIDDLE - suddenly on December 19, 1903, at her residence 4305 Spruce st, Emily Lea Vitt, wife of William Foster Biddle. Due notice of funeral will be given. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BIDDLE, William 7 June 1887
PRESIDENT BIDDLE DEAD
The Directors of the Pennsyvania (Hospital) Lose Their Chief
Presidernt William BIDDLE, of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, died yesterday morning at the age of 82 at the residence of Mr. George JONES, in Germantown. Mr. BIDDLE had been ill only a few days. A week ago he attended a meeting of the board. He was a member of the Society of Friends and the father of Mr. Samuel BIDDLE, of the jewelry firm of Bailey, Banks & BIDDLE, Twelfth and Chestnut Streets. Beginning life as a drugist, he was engaged in that business for a number of years at Eleventh and Arch Streets. His retirement from active business pursuits took place about twenty five years ago. He had been slnce 1848 a member of tbe Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, and had held the position of president for many years. He had also been president for fifteen years of tbe Minehill and Schuylklll Haven Railroad Company, and was connected with the management of the Magdalen Asylum and other charitable Institutions. He had been in the habit of spending the winters in tbe city and the summers at the residence of Mr. JONES, steward of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the insane. (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE, 1887)
BLAIR, Jane 18 December, 1903
BLAIR - On the 18th last, Jane, daughter of Daniel and Jane E. Blair. The funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning December 22 at 10:30 o'clock at the residence of her parents 1925 West Vanago Street. Interment will be private.(Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BOGAN, Charles 19 December, 1903
BOGAN - On December 19, 1903, Charles, beloved husband of Bella and son of John and Mary Bogan, aged 35 yrs. Relatives and friends of family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock from his parents residence Bath road, Bristol PA. In Solemn requiem mass at St Mark's Church at 10 am. Interment at St Mark's New Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BONSALL, Mr. 31 May 1824
Philadelphia, May 25
On Saturday night last, four villains entered the store kept by an aged woman, on the road near Darby. They tied her hands behind her back and otherwise ill used her. A young man living in the same house, hearing the noise, went to the old woman’s assistance, but the ruffians severely cut him from the elbow to the wrist, and stabbed him so deeply in the side, that in attempting to draw out the knife, the handle came off and the blade was, by Dr. Shallcross, extracted with the assistance of a pair of pincers. The young man died soon after, having first given a relation of the circumstances and a description of the murderers with one of their names. The brutal threats of these ruffians to the wife of the man, whom they had just cut and stabbed, were, if possible, of a more horrible and revolting character than the deed they had done. Each of them made up a bundle and carried it off. We understand that they crossed the lower Ferry and came into this city early on Sunday morning. Information has been given to the Major, and the Police are actively and eagerly in pursuit of the four wretches who have thus disgraced humanity. We just learn that the name of the old woman is Mrs. Warner, and that of her son-in-law, who was killed, was Mr. Bonsall. – Dem. Press. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 2 1824)
BOTTOMLY, Martha 8 March, 1900
widow of the late John Bottomley, of Bradford, England, aged 75 years. Interment private. ( Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BOULAIS, Emile 13 November, 1944
BOULAIS November 13 Emile F. of 1400 North Felton Street. husband of Anna McGuire Boulais. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral Thursday at 8:30 AM from McCullough Funeral Home SW corner of 63rd and Lansdowne Avenue. Solemn Requiem Mass at Church of St. Rose of Lima 10 AM. Internment at St. Denis Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 November 1944)
BOULAIS, Emily 2 December, 1909
BOULAIS - On 02 December 1909 EMILY BOULAIS, wife of the late Joseph Boulais. relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the residence of her son E.C. Boulais 2324 South 17th Street . Internment private at Odd Fellow's Cemetery.
(The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04 December 1909)
BOULAIS, Emma May 10, 1918
BOULAIS - May 10, 1918 Emma B (nee Kiefer). Relatives and friends are invited to funeral Tuesday at 8:30am from her late residence 443 North Wilton Street, Solemn Requiem Mass at Church of Our Lady of Victory at 10:00am. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 May 1918)
BOULAIS, Emma I September 24, 1901
BOULAIS - On September 24, 1901 Emma I, daughter of Mary and the late Eugene J Boulais, aged 20 and 8 months. Funeral on Saturday morning at 8.30 o'clock from her mother's residence 413 North Sixty-Third Street. Solemn requiem mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 27 September 1901)
BOULAIS, Emmanuel H 6 January 1878
BOULAIS - suddenly on the 6th instant, Emmanuel H., son of Emily and the late Joseph Boulais, aged 6 years 11 months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from the residence of his mother No. 1923 Christian Street. Interment at Odd Fellow's Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 08 January 1878)
BOULAIS, Eugene G January 4, 1894
BOULAIS -Eugene G., son of Eugene J and Mary P Boulais, aged 6 months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his parents residence 413 N. 63rd Street. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06 January 1894)
BOULAIS, Eugene J December 11, 1897
BOULAIS -on December 11, 1897, Eugene J. Boulais. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence 413 N. 63rd Street. Solemn requiem Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 December 1897)
BOULAIS, Eugene K January 15, 1902
BOULAIS -On January 15, 1902 Eugene, son of Eugene and Mary age 6 months and 2 weeks. Funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of his parents 6032 MasterStreet. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 January 1902)
BOULAIS, Eugene October 19, 1943
BOULAIS - Eugene K, husband of Marie T. Boulais (nee Scanlan). Relatives and friends: San Domingo Council, 236 Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and Master Plumbers Associate, are invited to funeral Saturday at 9:30 AM residence 6032 Master Street. Solemn Requiem Mass at Church of St. Rose of Lima 11 AM. nternment at St. Denis Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 22 October 1943)
BOULAIS, Joseph 7 June, 1875
BOULAIS - On the 7th inst., JOSEPH BOULAIS, in the 49th year of his age,
The relatives and friends, also Justice Lodge, No. 185, I.O.O.F., also the Philadelphia Culinary Association, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 1919 Christian street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. To proceed to Odd Fellows Cemetery The Philadelphia Public Ledger, June 9, 1875, page 2
BOULAIS, Leon December 2, 1900
BOULAIS - On December 2, 1900 Leon A., son of Emile C and Emma R Boulais age 3 years and 2 months. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence of his parents 2201 Madison Avenue (above 22nd and Christian Streets). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04 December 1900)
BOULAIS, Mary 23 December, 1873
BOULAIZ on the 23rd instant, Mary, wife of Emile Boulais, aged 21 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from the residence of her husband No. 1731 Sisty Street Montgomery Avenue below 10th. To proceed to Odd Fellow's Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 December 1873)
BOUVIER, Ida Virginia 23 August 1861
BOUVIER--on the 23rd inst. IDA VIRGINIA, daughter of David and Elizabeth Bouvier, aged 6 months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her parents residence, No. 425 Moore street, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 1/2 o'clock. To proceed to Tenth Union. - (PUBLIC LEDGER NEWSPAPER, Phila., PA, 24 Aug 1861.)
BOUVIER, Maggie 26 January 1869
BOUVIER--On the 26th instant. MAGGIE M., daughter of David and Elizabeth Bouvier, in the 18th year of her age.
Short was her sufferings,
Hard was her pain;
No murmur escaped her,
None heard her complain;
Her Saviour, in mercy,
Did stoop fron the sky,
And called her come home
and rest thee on high.
The relatives and friends of the family; also Eagle Association. No.56. I. O. of P. are respectively invited to attend the funeral, from her parents' residence, 425 Moore St, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. To proceed to Machpelah Vault.- (PUBLIC LEDGER NEWSPAPER, Phila., PA, 29 Jan 1869).
BOWE, Ellen 18 December, 1903
BOWE - On December 18, 1903, Ellen, wife of Edward Bowe and daughter of the late Timothy and Catherine Harrington. Relatives and friends of family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday Morning at 8:30 o'clock from her late residence 1406 N Cadwalader st. Requiem mass at St. Micheal's church at 10 o'clock precisely. New Cathedral Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BOWMAN, Sue A 6 March, 1900
BOWMAN - On March 6, 1900, Sue A., wife of Frederick Bowman and daughter of the late David Bowers in her 39th year. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, March 10th, at 1 o'clock, from her husband's residence at Harmanville, Montgomery Co., Pa. Services in the Cold Point Baptist Church. Interment at Cold Point Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
Last Night died, after a lingering Illness, Mr. Andrew Bradford, Printer; one of the Common Council of this City. (The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, November 25, 1742)
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BRADY, Catherine C. 19 April 1900
BRADY - On April 19, 1900 Catherine C., beloved wife of Michael BRADY and
daughter of the late James COLLOPY. Funeral on Monday morning, April 23, 1900, at 8:30 o'clock, from her husband's residence No. 2338 Bodine street. Requiem mass at St. Edward's church. Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer April 21, 1900 Volume 142; Issue 111; page 15)
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BRIGHT, Michael 9 February, 1812
Died at Philadelphia on the 9th inst., Brigadier General Michael BRIGHT.
(Source: The Centinel, Gettysburg , Pa , February 26, 1812)
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BRODRECK, Theresia 18 December, 1903
Brodreck - On December 18, 1903, Theresia, widow of the late Jacob Brodreck, in her 42 year. Relatives and friends of family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Monday at 1 o'clock from her late residence 1322 Norris St. Interment private Northwood cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BRONSON, Enos 13 May, 1823
Died on Saturday the 13th ult, after a severe illness of about three weeks, Mr. Enos Bronson, formerly publisher of the United States Gazette, and of late years the Principal of the Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of Philadelphia. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania ) May 7 1823 Page 3
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BROWN, John J 8 March, 1900
beloved husband of Susan E. BROWN, in his 31st year. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services on Sunday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the residence of his brother in law, Mr. Robert EVA, No. 417 West York street. Interment at North Cedar Hill Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BROWN, Sarah C. 17 December, 1903
BROWN - On Thursday December 17, 1903, Sarah C, widow of the late Joseph Brown. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services at her late residence 3223 N Park ave. Tuesday evening, Dec 22 at 8 o'clock. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BROWN, Thomas R, Dr. 5 March, 1900
Suddenly, aged 75 years. The relatives and friends of the family, also the employes of Phoenix Plumbago Mining Company, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 343 Fairmount avenue. Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Allentown papers please copy. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BROWN, William Esq. 6 March, 1842
Died, at Philadelphia, Sun., March 6th, WILLIAM BROWN, Esq., in the 62nd year of his age. For many years an eminent Merchant of that City. A member of the Walnut Street Presbyterian church. (Source: "Watchman of the South", 17 March 1842, ,)
BRUEN, Florence I. 20 November, 1875
BRUEN – On the morning of the 20th ult., Florence I Bruen, of Lexington , Ky. , wife of Dr. Edward T. Bruen, of this city ( Philadelphia ). (Source: "The Medical and Surgical Reporter", Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
BRUGGER, Jennie 17 December, 1903
BRUGGER - On Dec 17, 1903, Jennie, wife of John Brugger. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral on Monday, December 21 at 2 o'clock from the residence of her husband 1214 Ellsworth st. Interment Mt Moriah. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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BUCK, Sarah 6 March, 1900
BUCK - On March 6, 1900, Sarah, wife of Mathias Buck, in her 55th year. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, North Wales, Pa. Interment at Lutheran Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
BURN, Col. James 5 March, 1831
BURN, Col. James, died at Frankfort, near Philadelphia, March 5, in the 52nd year of his age. He was born in S.C., and in youth held a seat in the Legislature of that State. In the War of 1812, he commanded a regiment of Dragoons. He had lived in Frankfort for 22 years.(Source: National Intelligencer, March 8, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
BUTLER, Elizabeth 17 December, 1903
BUTLER - At Bryn Mawr PA on December 17, 1903, Elizabeth **baugh, wife of J.E. Butler. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Monday Dec 21 at 12 o'clock noon in the chapel of the Lower Merion Baptist Church, Bryn Mawr PA, Also serviceseces at 3 o'clock in the chapel of the Montgomery Cemetery Norristown PA. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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CAINES, Alice A 7 March, 1900
CAINES - On March 7, at Bordentown, N. J., Alice A. Caines. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday afternoon, 10th inst., at 2 o'clock, from the residence of her aunt, Mrs. H. J. Fillman, 290 Farnsworth avenue, Bordontown, N. J. Interment at Bordentown Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
CAMPBELL, James 27 January, 1893
Campbell, James, lawyer, born in Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 1, 1812; died there, Jan. 27, 1893. He was educated by private tutors, and was admitted to the bar in 1834. While a member of the Board of Education he introduced the resolution which gave the city its Girls' Normal School. In 1841-'51 he was judge of the Court of Common Pleas by appointment, and in the latter year, when the office became elective, he was defeated for the office bv Judge Richard Coulter, the Native American candidate. Soon afterward he was appointed by Gov. Bigler Attorney-General of the State, and held the office till March 4,1853, when President Pierce appointed him Postmaster-General. He served through the entire administration. In the decade preceding the civil war he was a vigorous leader of the Pennsylvania Democracy. In 1862 he was defeated for the United States senatorial nomination by Charles R. Buckalew; in 1873 declined a seat in the State Constitutional Convention; and subsequently practiced law. (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
CAMPBELL, John Hull 19 January, 1868
John Hull Campbell, DoB: 10 Oct. 1800, DoD:19 Jan 1868. Elected Office: Representative. Elected Date 4 Mar 1845, State: PA, Country: USA. A Representative from PA, born in York, York Co., PA 10 Oct. 1800: studied law; was admitted to the bar in Phila., PA in 1823 and commenced practice in that city; member of the State House of Representatives in 1831: elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-Mar 3, 1847); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed the practice of law; died in Phila, PA on Jan. 19, 1868, interment in Monument Cemetary. In 1823 he married Catherine Margaret Fricke who had immigrated from France and left 15 children. His first Son, Edward Sinclair Campbell was also an attorney and is my Great Grandfather. Family history indicated he was descended from the Son of the 5th Baronette of Auchinbreck, Scotland and Alexander, the immigrant, was the Father of My 4th Great Grandfather who fought in the American Revolutionary War. ( Biographical Directory of the United States cogresss, 1774-2005)
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CAPEHART, Sarah 17 November 1822
Hydrophobia-Died on the 17th ult., Sarah Capehart, daughter of John Capehart, of Byberry township, Philadelphia county, aged about 11 years, after an illness of four days with evident symtoms of Hydrophobia. About six weeks before, a dog, supposed to be mad, had bitten a dog belonging to the family, a sheep, and a cat; these were all shortly after affected with canine madness, and the dog, we understand, after biting the little girl slightly on the ankle, ran off. – Amer. Sen. - (Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, December, 4 1822 Page 3)
CAPPA, Carlo Alberto 6 January, 1893
Cappa, Carlo Alberto, bandmaster, born in Alessandria, Sardinia, in 1834; died in New York city. Jan. 6, 1893. He was the son of an officer in the Sardinian army, and was educated in the Royal Academy of Asti, to which only the sons of soldiers are admitted. On leaving the academy he entered the band of the 6th Lancers in the Sardinian army, and became first trombone player. In 1856 he enlisted as a musician on the United States frigate " Congress," then at Genoa, and after a two years' cruise settled in Philadelphia. His first engagement was with Kendall's band, with which he made a tour of the principal cities, and he then played with Shelton's New York band till its leader, Grafulla, was appointed leader of the 7th Regiment band, when he accompanied him. In 1881 he succeeded to the leadership of this band, and held it till his death. In 1869 he also became first trombone player in Theodore Thomas's orchestra, remaining seven years. He was also connected with the Mapleson orchestra and the Philharmonic Societies of New York and Brooklyn. In 1891 he was made a cavalier of Italy by King Humbert. (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
CARBERRY, Michael 5 March, 1900
son of Edward and the late Hannah Carbery, aged 23 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday, at 7:30 o'clock from the residence of his aunt Mrs. Cornelius Sweeny, No. 432 East Haines street, Germantown. Solemn requiem mass at St. Vincent de Paul's Church. Interment at Holy Sepulcher Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
CAREY, Ellen 18 Nov 1889
Carey, Ellen, age 69 years, of 23rd ward, Frankford, Philadelphia, born in New Jersey, died 18 Nov 1889, cause of death general debility. Place of burial North Cedar Hill Cemetery.
HENRY CARLETON died in Philadelphia, March 28, 1863 in his 78th year.
Henry Carleton Coxe was born in Virginia, and entered college from Athens, Georgia. After leaving college, he dropped the surname Coxe, removed to Mississippi, and finally established himself at New Orleans in 1814. He served as a Lieutenant of Infantry, under Gen. Jackson, in the campaign which terminated Jan. 8, 1815. He then actively engaged in the profession of the Law, and soon after, in connection with Mr. L. Moreau, he began the translation of those portions of Las Siete Partidas, a celebrated Spanish code of Law, which were observed in Louisiana. In 1832 he was appointed U. S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was afterward appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of the same State, which post he resigned on account of ill health in 1839.
He visited Europe several times and traveled extensively in this country, and finally, a number of years since, took up his residence in Philadelphia. He devoted much attention to biblical, theological and metaphysical studies, and published in 1857 a volume on "Liberty and Necessity." A few days before his death he read an essay on the Will, before the American Philosophical Society. Notwithstanding his early life in the south and the exposure of his property to confiscation by the Confederates, he adhered uncompromisingly to the Constitution and the Union.
He was twice married,—first to Mlle, d' Avezac de Castera, (a sister of Mrs. Edward Livingston ), and after her death to Miss Vanderburgh. ( Obituary Record of Graduates by Yale University, 1870)
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CARR, Benjamin 24 May, 1831
CARR, Benjamin, professor of Music, died at Philadelphia May 24.
(Source: National Intelligencer, May 27), 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
CARROLL, Capt. Michael B. 29 Oct., 1831
CARROLL, Capt. Michael B., late of the U. S. Navy, died in St. Mary's Co., Md., Oct. 29, age about 63. He entered the Naval service early in life. When a midshipman and the Barbary Powers were committing acts against our commerce, he was among a fleet sent into the Mediterranean, under Decatur, to destroy the Philadelphia, under the battlements of Tripoli. Source: National Intelligencer, Nov. 7, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967
CARTER, Eliza 28 April, 1865
CARTER-On Friday morning, the 28th instant, Eliza C., widow of the late Durden B. Carter, in the 74th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, No. 233 South Thirteenth Street, on Monday afternoon, May 1st, at five o'clock. Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
CARTER, Joseph 8 March, 1900
aged 36 years. Funeral to which the relatives and friends are invited on Saturday morning, 10th inst., from his late residence, 1897 South Fifth Street. Mass of requiem at the Church of the Sacred Heart, at 9:30 o'clock precisely. Interment New Cathedral Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
CATHERWOOD, Ann 16 September, 1878
CATHERWOOD suddenly on the 16th inst. Ann relict of the late John Catherwood aged 75 years. the relatives and friends of the family are respectifully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of her son, No 2009 Palethorp Street to proceed to Franklin Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Public Ledger, Wednesday, 18 September, 1878
CATHERWOOD, John 12 February, 1871
CATHERWOOD on the 12th inst. John Catherwood, in the 62d year of his age. the relatives and friends of the family, also Henry Clay Lodge no 34 A.P. are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence No. 1733 Fitler Street, back, this Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock to proceed to Franklin Cemetary. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 February, 1871
CATHERWOOD, John 23 March, 1878
CATHERWOOD on the 23rd instant John eldest son of Robert and Sarah Catherwood in the twenty sixth year of his age. the relatives and friends of the family are respectfuly invited to attend the funeral this afternoon at three oclock from the residence of his parents No 2009 Palethorp Street to proceed to Franklin Cemetery. source: the philadelphia public ledger, 23 march, 1878
CATHERWOOD, Joseph 1 November, 1885
CATHERWOOD on the 1st instant Joseph son of Robert and Sarah Catherwood age 31 years the relatives and friends of the family are respectfuly invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 oclock from his parents residence No 2009 Palethorp Street to proceed to Franklin Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1 November, 1885
CATHERWOOD, Margaret April, 1875
CATHERWOOD On The 30th, Margaret, eldest daughter of Robert And Sarah Catherwood aged thirteen.
Death Has Claimed Our Little Maggie
Set His Seal Upon Her Brow And Her Eyes That Shone So Brightly,
Shine In Heaven With Jesus Now.
The relatives And friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday afternoon at Three O'clock from her parents residence, No. 2009 Palethorp Street. To proceed to Franklin Cemetery. Source: The Philadelphia Public Ledger, April 30 1875
CATHERWOOD, Robert 21 June, 1901
CATHERWOOD On June 21 1901, Robert Catherwood , husband Of Sarah. Funeral Services On Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his aate residence No.2233 Blair Street. Phil Lodge No 5 A.O.W.L. is invited. Internment at North Cedar Hill Cemetery. source: the philadelphia public ledger, 21 June, 1901
CATHERWOOD, William 2 May, 1889
CATHERWOOD on the 2d inst, William Catherwood aged 36 years the relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Friday afternoon at 3 oclock from his brothers residence, 2009 Palethorp st. to proceed to Franklin Cemetery. source: the philadelphia public ledger, 4 may, 1889
CHACE, John Holland 13 December, 1849
In this city, John Holland Chace, of Philadelphia, aged 27 years and nine months, son of John and Eliza S. Chace, of Providence R. I.
Philadelphia and N. York papers please copy. Weekly Pacific News, San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1849
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CHAMBERLAIN, Mary Welsh 17 December, 1903
CHAMBERLAIN - On Dec 17, 1903. Mary Welsh, wife of the late Thomas Chamberlain, aged 66 years. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral on Monday morning at 8 o'clock from the residence of her cousin, George Heathcote 1545 S 21st st. Interment private. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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CHAMBERS, Arthur April 1923
Died. Arthur Chambers, 75, former lightweight champion of the world, at Philadelphia. In 1879 at Chippewa Falls, Canada, he fought the longest bout on record, 136 rounds. The fight was under the old .London rules whereby a knockdown counted as a round. When the late Marquis of Queensbury decided to formulate rules to elevate the sport, he consulted Chambers and their joint efforts resulted in the regulations under which boxing contests are now held. (Time Magazine, Saturday, Apr. 21, 1923)
CHAMBERS, Charles 18 December, 1903
CHAMBERS - On December 18, 1903, Charles Chambers, husband of the later Martha N. Chambers, in his 75th year. The relatives and friends of the family, also the K of P NO. 43 of Bridesburg are respectfully invited to attend funeral services on Monday at 2o'clock at his son-in-law's residence, Samuel E. Widgem 2393 Orthodox St, Frankford. Interment private at North Cedar Hill. (Philadelphia Inquirer) December 20, 1903
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CLARK, James A 6 March, 1900
son of James and Mary Clark in the 18th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at his parents' residence, 2504 Meredith street. Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
COANE, Mary L. 7 March, 1900
Wife of Charles P. Coane. Funeral services on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of her husband, 1722 Master street. Interment private. Kindly omit flowers. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 1900
COLES, Gov. Edward July 7, 1868
Died, Phila., Pa., July 7, 1868, aged 81½ yrs. ("Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843"
Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., 1896)
COLLINS, Zaccheus 12 June, 1831
COLLINS, Zaccheus, died in June 12. He was born in Philadelphia, Aug. 26, 1764, and was a member of the Society of Friends.
(Source: National Intelligencer, Nov. 10, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
CONNORS, Richard February 15, 1909
RICHARD CONNORS, husband of Ellen Connors of County Wexford, Ireland, Funeral from residence 1621 W. York St., Mass St. Edward’s, Burial Holy Cross. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 February 1909)
CONWAY, Patrick September 1, 1896
On Tuesday , PATRICK, beloved husband of Bridget Conway, of Legeloghfin, County Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral from late residence 1546 Mervine St., Mass St. Malachys, Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Division No. 18 AOH invited. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 September 1896)
COSTIN, Philadelphia 12 Dec, 1831
COSTIN, Philadelphia, consort of William COSTIN, died in this city Dec. 13, in the 52nd year of her age. She was born at Mt. Vernon, Va. She leaves a husband and 7 children. (Source: National Intelligencer, Dec. 15, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
COX, Paul 11 June, 1823
Died, in Philadelphia , on the 11th inst. Capt. Paul Cox, in the 7?4th year of his age. He was born in the North of Ireland, and came to this country before he was twenty years old. In the American Revolution, of glorious memory, he was a decided but temperate Whig; and was engaged both by sea and land, as a good soldier in defending this country, which had become his by adoption and the tenderest ties of humanity. He continued to his last breath a firm friend of civil and religious liberty, of the American governments and people; and during life, had the satisfaction, besides filling other honourable offices in society, of given his vote at three successive periods, as an elector of the state of Pennsylvania, for the persons who were then exalted to the Presidency of the United States. Republican Compiler ( Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, June 18 1823 Page 3 )
CRAIG, Jane Mar, 1873
DEATH OF CENTENNARIAN Mrs. Jane Craig died of pneumonia, in Philadelphia, Saturday, aged 100 years. She was born in County Derry, Ireland, and came to Philadelphia 26 years ago.
(Reading Eagle, 19 March 1873)
Clergyman, born in Kortright, Delaware County, N. Y., Aug. 6,1815; died in Chautauquu, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1893. He was graduated at Union College in 1835, and at the Theological Seminary of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Newburgh, N. Y., in 1889; was pastor of the Second United (formerly the First Associate Reformed) Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., since 1840; and was part editor of the "Christian Instructor" from 1846 till 1879. He also was Professor of Church History and Pastoral Theology in the Newburgh Theological Seminary in 1867-76; moderator of the General Assembly in 1867; and corresponding secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the United Presbyterian Church since 1859. He received the degree of D. D. from Franklin College, Ohio, in 1853, and, among other works, published "History of the Associate Reformed Church and its Missions" (Xenio, 1859) and a "Church Manual" (1884). (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
DALLAS, Henrietta M. 22 July, 1831
DALLAS, Henrietta M., consort of Alexander J. DALLAS, commandant of the U. S. Navy Yard at Pensacola, Fla., and daughter of the late Richard W. MEADE, formerly of Philadelphia, but late of this city, died in Pensacola, Fla., July 22. (Source: National Intelligencer, Aug. 10, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
DAVIS(TAGGART), Thomas TAGGERT, Mary A 20 January 1893
DE CAMP, JOHN, naval officer, was born in 1812, in New Jersey. He was promoted to the rank of commodore in 1866, commanded the store-ship Potomac at the Pensacola navy-yard during 1866-67, and the receiving-ship Potomac at Philadelphia during 1868-69, and was retired in 1870 with the rank of rear-admiral. He died June 25, 1875, in Burlington, N. J.
(Herringshaw's Encyclopedia Of American Biography Of The Nineteenth Century...., 1901)
DEVANY, Amey 13 Dec, 1830
DEVANY, Mrs. Amey, late of Philadelphia, died in Monrovia, West Africa, Dec. 13, 1830, in the 75th year of her age. She was born in Charleston, S.C., where she lived for many years, and witnessed the surrender to the British in May, 1780. (Source: National Intelligencer, March 22, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
DOBSON, Thomas, Esq. 9 March, 1823
Died on Sunday morning, the 9th inst., Thomas Dobson, Esq., for many years an eminent printer an bookseller of Philadelphia . Republican Compiler Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, March 19 1823 Page 3 )
DOODY, John T 10 June, 1977
Doody - June 10, 1977, formerly of Germantown., John T., husband of (the late) Margaret (nee Powers), Father of Patricia Malone (Lansdale, Pa.), John (San Diego, CA.), James (Ardsley, PA). Brother of John Doody, (Glenside, PA); also surviving, 9 grandchildren. Relatives and friends invited to funeral Tues. 9:30 am, Jos. J. McGoldrick Funeral Home West Ave. & Cedar St., Jenkintown. Mass of Christian Burial, Immaculate Conception Church, (Jenkintown) 11 AM Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem. Freinds may call Mon. eve. Remembrances may be made to Montg. Co. Geriatric and Rehab Center, Royersford, PA. (Philadelphia Bulletin, Monday, June 13, 1977)
DOODY, Michael April 10, 1898
Michael Doody, native of Doneraile, County Cork, Ireland, in his 30th year. Division number 2 A.O.H., funeral from residence of his brother John Doody, Switchville, near Jenkintown Pa., Mass Church of the Immaculate Conception, Interment New Cathedral.(Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 April 1898)
DOODY, Thomas 4 February, 1895
Doody - On the 4th of February, Thomas Doody, native of Doneraile, Cork county Ireland, in his 32nd year. The relatives and friends of the family, also Division no. 2, A. O. H of Jenkintown, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, from the residence of his brother, Patrick Doody, Ogontz, Montgomery county, Pa. Solemn requiem high mass at Church of Immaculate Conception, Jenkintown. Interment at New Cathedral Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, February 6, 1895, p. 7.)
DOSTELLO, Y. 6 January 1922
FORMER AMERICAN IS REPORTED BANDIT VICTIM
Mexico City, Jan. 6 - A former Philadelphian and an American citizen, Y. Dostello was today reported to have been killed and mutilated by bandits at his ranch, 18 miles from the capital on Wednesday evening. James Pelley, his partner, was assisted by Mexican employees to escape. The American embassy here is stated to have taken action in the matter and troops are pursuing the bandits, who were driven from Dostello’s ranch after a fight. (The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, New York; Friday 06 Jan 1922)
DOUGHERTY, Ellen 18 Nov 1890
Dougherty, Ellen, age 19 of 840 Fernon Street, born in Ireland, died 18 Nov 1890, cause of death pneumonia, place of death Bellevue Hospital , NYC, place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery
WILLIAM DOWNEY, son of Ellen and the late Wm. Downey of Waterford, Ireland, age 22 years. Funeral from residence of Uncle George Smith, 2029 Abigail St., Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 June 1893)
DREXEL, Anthony Joseph 30 June, 1893
Banker, born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1826; died in Carlsbad, Bohemia, June 30, 1893. He was the second son of Francis Martin Drexel, founder of the banking house of Drexel & Co., in Philadelphia; was educated in his fathers counting room; and on the death of the elder Drexel, in 1863, Anthony Joseph and his oldest brother Francis succeeded to the management and greatly enlarged the scope of the business. The firm have been known all over the world for their large operations. In 1876 it united with the Rothschilds and other great financial houses in forming a syndicate which placed on the market for the United States Government $300,000,000 in 4 1/2 percent bonds; in 1878 the same syndicate took and placed $50,000,000 more bonds; in 1879 it bought outright $15,000,000 worth of New York Central Railroad stock; in 1886 the firm became members of the American committee of the syndicate formed for building the Panama Canal: in 1886 also it undertook the sale of $20,000,000 of the bonds of the Louisville und Nashville Railroad Company; and in 1891, in connection with the Brown Brothers', it negotiated the entire loan of $9,500,000 which the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company required to carry out its scheme of reorganization. Mr. Drexel was a man of large and studied benevolence, and was a promoter of numerous institutions in his State and city that appealed to his sympathy. His most noted benefaction was the establishment in Philadelphia of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, for both sexes, which was dedicated Dec. 17, 1891. The land and buildings cost $550,000, and he gave the institution an endowment fund of $1,000,000. He bequeathed $1,000,000 to trustees, with directions to pay $100,000 to the German Hospital in Philadelphia; to use the income of the remainder for the erection of an art gallery, museum, or other public institution in connection with the Drexel Institute; and, in case the projected art gallery or museum should not require the whole income, to use the surplus for the establishment of a Drexel Hospital. In connection with George W. Childs, he also founded the Childs-Drexel Home for Aged Printers, in Colorado Springs, Col., which was dedicated May 12, 1892. (American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events, Volume 33, 1893)
DUCK, Dr. Chas. Hill Nov. 12, 1880
Died, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 12, 1880, age 62. ("Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843"
Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., 1896)
DUFF, John 28 April, 1831
DUFF, John, for many years attached to the Theatrical Corps, in various parts of the U. S., died April 28 in Philadelphia. (Source: National Intelligencer, May 6, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
DUVAL, Col. Edmund B., of Md., only son of Judge DUVAL, died in Philadelphia Feb. 5 in the 42nd year of his age. He had gone to Philadelphia for his health. He leaves a wife and 3 small children. (National Intelligencer, Feb. 10, 1831, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, Washington, D.C. March 1967,)
A Despondent's Suicide, Frederick Eberwein's Body Found Two Days After He Shot Himself The decomposing body of Frederick Eberwein 58 years old, who boarded at the residence of his brother-in-law, Andrew Kaercher, 1501 North Twenty-Second Street, was found in his room yesterday with a bullet wound in his mouth extending to the brain, self inflicted by a 38-caliber revolver which was found at his side. The last time Eberwein was seen alive was at the breakfast table Friday Morning. At the close of the meal he told his sister, Mrs. Kaercher that he proposed visiting a relative in Frankford, and he wold not return for several days. He was rather peculiar about having his room disturbed, and the fact that it was locked roused no suspicion. The room was broken into and he was found dead. He left a letter saying that he could not work and that he didn't wish to become a burdon to anyone, not even the societies to which he belonged. (Philadelphia Inquirer, June 03, 1889, page 6)
DR. DANIEL EGBERT-Medical Director of the United States navy, died on Sunday evening, October 24th, aged 77 years, from an attack of pneumonia. Deceased was one of the oldest surgeons in the United States navy, having entered the service as an assistant, August 21, 1829. Dr. Egbert was a native of this city (Philadelphia), and was appointed to the medical service of the navy from this state. His name stood tenth on the list of Medical Directors on the Retired list. On the 21st of December 1861, he was retired as surgeon, the rank opf Medical Director being conferred subsequently. During his active service he spent thirteen years at sea. Since his retirement he had resided at No. 1835 South Broad Street , where he died.
(The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Nov. 6, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.,)
EVANS, Oliver,Esq. 15 April 1819
Died at New York, the 15th instant, Oliver Evans, Esq., of Philadelphia,
in the 64th year of his age. (The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, April 28, 1819)
FIELDING and JOHNSTON 25 October 1749
Saturday last the two Highwaymen, Fielding and Johnston, were executed here; but made no Confession (as was expected) as to any Accomplices they had. (The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, October 26, 1749)
FLAHERTY, John 12 February, 1912
12th inst., JOHN, husband of Mary Flaherty (nee O CONNOR) and son of late Bart and Mary Flaherty of Aran, County Galway, Ireland, aged 37 years. Funeral Tuesday 8:30 am from residence 1526 S. 29th St. High Mass of Requiem St. Gabriels, Interment Holy Cross. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 February 1912)
FORREST, Colonel Thomas 20 March, 1825
Died on Sunday evening, the 20th inst., in the 78th year of his age, at his seat near Germantown, Colonel Thomas Forrest, a distinguished revolutionary officer and not long since a member of congress.
(Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, March 30, 1825)
FOSTER, Isaac K. 16 May, 1936
Isaac FOSTER Dies: Civil War Veteran
Isaac FOSTER, 94, one of the last two surviving members of Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic, died Thursday night at his home, 616 Gaul Street, after an illness of five days.
Mr. Foster enlisted at the age of 17 and served throughout the Civil War. He was a member of Horse Battery G, Second Regiment of Philadelphia, and was cited several times for bravery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva M. HALL, of the Gaul Street address, and Mrs. Clara RYLAND. Funeral services will be held at the Hall home Monday at 2 P.M., with Rev. William H. WILLIAMS, pastor of the East Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial with Knights of Pythias rites, will be in Greenwood Cemetery. (The Philadelphia Record, probably May 16, 1936) Contributed by Frank
Civil War veteran and one of the two surviving members of Post No. 7, G.A.R. died Thursday night at his home, 616 Gaul St. He was 94. Mr. FOSTER Served with Horse Battery G, Second Regiment of Philadelphia, and was cited several times for bravery. Two daughters, Mrs. Elva M. HALL and Mrs. Clara RYLAND survive. (Probably the Evening Bulletin May 16, 1936, page 2.) Contributed by Frank
Another death, occasioned by this dreadful disease, has occurred in our city. A young woman residing in Second, below Catherine street, named Elizabeth J. Frame, aged 19, was bitten by a dog about 4 weeks since, and died on Monday, with every symptom of hydrophobia, notwithstanding the attendance of three respectable physicians. It is understood that several other persons were bitten by the same dog. We understood, that the above unfortunate girl received but a slight bite, from a small lap dog, and that the symptoms of her disease manifested themselves only thirty-eight hours previous to her death - Philad. Gaz. The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, July 7 1819.
GIBSON, Cassandra J. 27 April, 1865
GIBSON - Suddenly, on Thursday morning, the 27th instant, Mrs. Cassandra J. Gibson, wife of Rev. Wm. J. Gibson, D.D. Funeral on Monday afternoon, May 1st, at 3 o'clock. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her husband, Northeast corner of Fifth and Reed Streets. Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
GILPIN, Henry D. January 29, 1860
Lawyer, philanthropist, died, Philadelphia, Pa., January 29, 1860, aged. 58 yrs, 9 mos, 15 days. "Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843" Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., 1896.
GOULD, Emily Bliss 31 Aug, 1875
At Perugia, Italy, on the 31st day of August, 1875, Emily Bliss, wife of Dr. James R. Gould, of Rome, Italy, and formerly of this city (Philadelphia) in the 54th year of her age.
Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, Oct 2, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.
GRAHAM, George Elister
News article from the Philadelphia Inquirer: George Elister Graham: Took Poison in Mistake for Water. Laudanum, which he is said to have swallowed in mistake for water, caused the death yesterday at the Hahnemann Hospital of George E. Graham, 40 years old, of 1112 Spring Garden street. He had been using the laudanum, which was in a glass, to bathe an injury to one of his hands. He was an expert card writer. He was discovered unconscious in his room early in the morning and remained in that condition until death.
Obituary of George E. Graham from the Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine: Word was received in Lewiston Tuesday of the sudden death on Saturday at Philadelphia of George E. Graham, formerly of Lewiston. Mr. Graham was born in Lewiston and a graduate of the Lewiston high school. He was a penman--a very superior exponent of the art and had more than an ordinary reputation in this respect. He leaves a wife, who accompanies the remains to Lewiston, and a widowed mother and a sister in this city. His mother is Mrs. M. A. Bowers. The funeral will occur here on Thursday.
February 3, 1846 (Obituary)-No Obit included. (Source: Marriages and Death Notices in Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette 1846-1855))
GRIFFITHS, 2 boys 20 January 1822
On Sunday, two boys, while skating on the Schuylkill, broke through the ice, and were drowned. They were brothers, and sons of Mr. Griffiths, of this city. -- Philad. Gaz. Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, January 23 1822, Page 4.
HANNIGAN, William September 17, 1903
Suddenly at Victor, Col. WILLIAM, son of Wm. And Nano Hannigan of Rathmeaden, County Waterford, Ireland, age 30 years. Funeral frim his brothers residence P.J. Hannigan, 2511 N. 31st St., Mass St. Columba, Interment, Holy Cross. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 September 1903)
HELLER, Dr. Max 26 Sep, 1875
We are pained to announce the decease of Dr. Max Heller, of this city (Philadelphia), who died Sept. 26, at the early age of 42. He had been an occasional contributor to this journal, and was a most intelligent physician. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Oct 2, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
HELMBOLD, George 8 October 1821
Died on Friday evening, in the 43d year of his age, Mr. George Helmbold,
editor of the Independent Balance. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
October 10, 1821)
In Philadelphia, on the evening of the 8th ult., George Helmhold, Esq., printer
and editor of the Independence Balance in the 48th year of his age. (The Lycoming Gazette, Williamsport, PA
October 16, 1821)
HELMUTH, Rev Dr. 5 February, 1825
Died on the 5th inst., in Philadelphia , the Rev. Dr. Helmuth, in the 89th year of his age. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, February 16, 1825)
HOFFMAN, Lehman 1899
Lehman Hoffman, a well-known real estate dealer, of Germantown. He was 45 years old, and unmarried. Mr. Hoffman was president of the Germantown Maennerchor, and had taken quite an active part in suburban politics. (Reading Eagle
Reading Pennsylvania 27 Dec 1899 )
HOLLAND, Rebecca 15 February, 1825
Died in Philadelphia , on Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., Mrs. Rebecca Holland, aged 108 years, 1 month and 4 days. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, February 23, 1825)
HOUGHTON, Nathaniel C., Rev 8 July 1860
In Philadelphia, July 8, Rev Nathaniel C HOUGHTON, D D, editor of the American Presbyterian. (Campaign Atlas and Bee, Boston), Sat. July 14, 1860
HOUSEMAN, Dr. William W. 1875
On the 7th inst., Dr. William W. Houseman, son of John A. and Sarah Houseman, of this city, in the 22d year of his age. Source: (The Medical and Surgical Reporter), Philadelphia , Sep 25, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.
INGERSOLL, Jared 6 November 1822
Died on Thursday last, the Hon. Jared Ingersoll, President Judge of the District Court in the city of Philadelphia . - Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1822, Page 3.
IRVINE, William, Major General 29 July 1804
Died on Sunday evening the 29th ult., at his residence, in the city of Philadelpia, Major General William Irvine, a distinguished and active officer, during the whole of our revolutionary conflict. He was in the 63d year of his age. The Sprig of Liberty, Gettysburg, PA, August 17, 1804.
JAMES, Jos. 26 October 1822
Melancholy-On Saturday the 26th ultimo, as Mr. Jos. James, of Westtown, Chester county, was returning from Philadelphia with his team, a gun was fired near the road which frightened his horses. Mr. James at the moment was standing on the shafts; the horses suddenly sprung round, threw Mr. James under the wheel, and he was instantly killed. – Lanc. Intell. Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 13 1822, Page 4.
JEFFERIS, William 28 April, 1865
JEFFERIS - On the 28th instant, William Jefferis, in the 74th year of his age. Due notice of the funeral will be given. Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
JOYCR, John MATHIAS, Pever 16 March, 1808
Philadelphia, March 16 On Monday last, John Joycr and Pever Mathias (blacks were executed on the north west Public Square of this city, pursuant to their sentence, for the murder and robbery of Mrs. Cross. (Source: The Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, March 23, 1808)
KEEN, Joseph, Jr March 5, 1854
Died, Philadelphia, Pa., March 5, 1854, aged 32 YRS ("Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843"
Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., 1896)
KIEFER - Nov 5, HARRY R, son of Mattie and the late William K. Kiefer. Relatives invited to services. Due notice will be given 1849 North 24th Street. Interment private. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06 Nov 1918)
KIEFER, William K Feb 4, 1915
KIEFER - Suddenly Feb 4, 1915 WILLIAM K, husband of Mattie Kiefer (nee Latch). Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Tuesday at 2 P.M. , at his late residence 682 North 34th Street. Interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Remains may be viewed Monday from 7:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 07 Feb 1915)
KIEFER, William Latch 5 October, 1920
KIEFER - Oct 5, William Latch , husband of Mary Louise Kiefer of 5126 Walton Avenue Service Friday 2P.M. Oliver H Bair Building 1920 Chestnut Avenue, Interment private. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 07 Oct 1920)
KNIGHT, Marie L. 1875
KNIGHT – On the 9th inst., at the residence of her uncle, 1811 Fairmount Avenue , Mrs. Marie L. Knight, wife of S.R. Knight M.D., superintendent Episcopal Hospital. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Sep 25, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
LATIMER, George, Esq. 12 June, 1825
Died in Philadelphia , on Sunday evening the 12th inst., George Latimer, Esq., in the 75th year of his age, formerly Speaker of the House of Representatives of this State.
(Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, June 22, 1825)
LEAKE, Martha W. 15 October, 1875
LEAKE – At Frankford, this city, at the residence of her father, on the morning of the 15th inst., Martha W., daughter of Dr. E.F. and Sarah C. Leake. (Source: "The Medical and Surgical Reporter", Philadelphia, Nov 13, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
Lefevre, Dr. Joseph H. 20 October, 1875
LEFEVRE – in this city, on the 20th inst., Dr. Joseph H. Lefevre, aged 52 years
(Source: "The Medical and Surgical Reporter", Philadelphia, Nov 13, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
LEIB, Michael 28 December 1822
Died on Saturday the 28th ult, in the 63 year of his age, Dr. Michael Leib, Prothonotary of the District Court for the City and County of Philadelphia . - (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 9, 1823 Page 3)
LEIPER, Thomas 6 July, 1825
Philadelphia, July 8-With the deepest feelings of regret, we have to announce the death of the revolutionary soldier and patriot, the venerable Thomas Leiper, of this city in the eightieth year of his age. He died on Wednesday evening after a short illness. Few men have ever lived a more patriotic, useful and honorable life than the deceased. For singleness of heart, integrity of purpose and conduct, devotion to the cause of liberty and of country, he was unsurpassed. For upwards of fifty years, he enjoyed the unbounded confidence of his fellow citizens who knew him intimately and thoroughly. Without ever seeking, he was elected and appointed to many offices of trust and distinction, from none of which, however, did he derive profit. He was an ornament to the city of Philadelphia , the pride of Pennsylvania , and advantageously and honorably known to the whole American union. We but unite with the community at large in the expression of the warmest sympathies with the relations and immediate friends of the deceased for the irreparable loss which to them and to the state, his death has produced. For of years and full of honors, he has descended to the tomb amidst the universal regrets and with the universal veneration of the thousands who knew and esteemed his private virtues, his public worth, his nobly patriotic life. – Aurora . (Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1825)
LENTZ, Susan Sheaff 1875
LENTZ – On the 30th ult., at Chestnut Hill, Susan Sheaff, wife of Dr. Henry S. Lentz, in the 86th year of her age. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Sep 25, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
LINN, J. B. Reverand 30 August 1804
Died, suddenly on the 30th ult., by the bursting of a blood vessel, the Rev.
J. B. Linn, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. (Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, September 12 1804)
LOCKE , Elizabeth This is Elizabeth CLYMER of Philadelphia. 20 July 1902
Elizabeth W.Locke age 58 died 20 Jul. Wife of A. Hoodless Locke, died at husband's home. Burned & blood poisoning. Survived by brother & sister. - (Woodbury Constitution, Woodbury, New Jersey, 23 Jul 1902)
MANSFIELD, Richard S. M.D. 1875
– On the 21st ult., in this city (Philadelphia), Richard S. Mansfield, M.D., aged 54 years (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , July 3, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
MARKER, George 13 May, 1823
Died on the 13th of May, inst., Mr. George Marker, a native of Germany , aged 100 years 6 months and 3 days. He emigrated to this country about the year 1751, and resided ever since in the neighborhood of Philadelphia .(Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) May 21 1823 Page 3
MARKLEY September, 1875
Philadelphia, September 25.—The body of Albert W. Markley, of Camden, missing since Thursday, was found on the bank of the Delaware river. Supposed suicide. (Source: Augusta Chronicle, 26 Sept, 1875. )
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MCBRIDE, Mary Mar, 1873
DEATH OF CENTENNARIANS Mrs. Mary McBride died of old age in Philadelphia Monday, aged 102 years. She was born in County Antrim, Ireland, and came to Philadelphia 25 years ago.
(Reading Eagle, 19 March 1873)
McCANN, Mary September 5, 1896
MARY, widow of the late Patrick McCann of Co. Fermanagh, funeral from late residence 1132 S. 26th St., Mass St. Anthonys, Burial New Cathedral.(Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 September 1896)
McCLELLAN, MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE BRINTON October 29, 1885
Died, Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 20, 1860 ("Directory of the city of Chicago, Illinois for 1843"
Chicago: Fergus Print. Co., 1896)
McELHENNEY, Maggie no date given
MAGGIE, daughter of the late Wm. And Catherine McElhenney of Parish of Tifford, County Donegal, Ireland, age 21 years. Funeral from residence 2224 S. Clarion St. Mass Our Mother of Sorrows, Burial Holy Cross. Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 August 1901.
McGARVEY, unknown 1828
A MURDER of unparalleled atrocity was recently committed in Philadelphia , by one Michael M’Garvey. He tied his wife by the hair of her head to the bed post, and whipped her to death, with a cart whip! By the following sentence, passed upon the wretch by Chief Justice Gibson, on the 29th ult, it would seem that justice has not been done him: Franklin Repository--from The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, December 17, 1828
McINTYRE, Dr. George 14 October, 1871
Dr. George McIntyre, a native of Philadelphia, and son of John and Jane McIntyre, of Catasauqua, died in Londa, Sumner county, Kansas, on the 14th inst., in his thirty-second year. Lehigh Register, Wednesday, November 8, 1871
McKEEHAN, Charles L. Judge 1925
Died. Judge Charles L. McKeehan, 49, of the U. S. District Court, onetime member of the law firm of Roberts, Montgomery & McKeehan, of which Owen J. Roberts is the senior partner; in Philadelphia, of bronchitis, accompanied by a nervous breakdown Time Magazine, Monday, Apr. 6, 1925.
MELISH, John 20 December 1822
Died on Monday night, the 30th Dec. at the city of Philadelphia , Mr. John Melish, Geographer, in the 52d year of his age. Mr. Melish was a native of Perthshire, in Scotland , but, being ardently attached to the principles of liberty he emigrated and settled in this country, in the year 1809. Since that period his labours have been eminently useful to his adopted country. His works in the sciences of geography and political economy are universally known, and their importance has been acknowledged by the highest characters in our country. . - (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 9, 1823 Page 3)
MERREWETHER, JAMES 15 April 1742
On Sunday last died after a short Illness, James Merrewether, a Person somewhat obscure, and of an unpromising Appearance, but esteem’d by those few who enjoy’d an Intimacy with him, to be one of the honestest, best, and wisest Men in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, Sunday, 22 April, 1742.
MITCHEL, John K Dr. 5 April, 1858
Dr. John K. Mitchell, another of the most distinguished citizens of Philadelphia, died on the 5th. As a professional man, as a man of letters, and as a man of society, Dr. M. held a high position. He was of Scottish descent, and a graduate of Edinburgh University. Holmes County Republican, Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, April 22, 1858
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MONTAGUE, John August 5, 1901
JOHN, son of James and Mary Montague of County Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral from residence 869 N. 45th St., Mass Our Mother of Sorrows, Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 August 1901.
MURPHY, William G. 21 February, 1895
The Last of Houston’s Army
Philadelphia, Feb. 21 – William G. Murphy, the last of General Sam Houston’s army in the war of independence of Texas, died at his home in this city today, aged 75 years. He was one of the 80 men who took the Mexican fort at Alamo against 250 Mexicans, after a three days’ fight. From this engagement only eight of his party escaped alive, the rest being butchered. The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, Friday, February 22, 1895.
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NATHAN, Anna, Charles, Herbert and Eva November, 1931
Philadelphia Today (AP) Funeral services will be held tonight for Mrs. Anna NATHAN, 21, who killed her three children and herself on Tuesday while her husband, Charles was away from home in search of employment. The two sons, Charles Jr., 5, and Herbert, 4, will occupy the same coffin, while Mrs. NATHAN and her daughter, Eva, 2, will have separate coffins. Worry over the family's financial affairs was believed to have prompted the mother's act. NATHAN has not worked regularly for more than a year. Source: Lebanon Daily News, Thursday Evening, November 5, 1931, Page 1.
NEEDLES, Edwin 29 April, 1865
NEEDLES- On the 29th instant, Edwin Needles,aged 82 years. His relatives and male friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 1207 Race Street, on Tuesday, May 2d, at 10 o'clock, A.M. Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
NEILSON, Emma 27 April, 1865
NEILSON - On the 27th instant, Emma, wife of Robert Neilson. The male relations and friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, without further notice, from her late residence, No. 1301 Spruce Street, on Saturday afternoon next, at 5 o'clock, punctually. Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
NICHOLS, Margaret 7 May 1743
Tuesday last died her Mrs. Margaret NICHOLS, aged 74. Her kind and ready Disposition in Assisting the Sick and Helpless, makes her much lamented and mis’d in this City. The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 1743.
O CALLAGHAN, Margaret November 18, 1891
MARGARET, wife of William O Callaghan and daughter of John and the late Bridget Donnelly of Balbriggan, County Dublin, Ireland, aged 22 years. Funeral from her husbands residence 55th and Thompson Sts., Mass Our Mother of Sorrows, Interment St. Denis Cemetery. Philadelphia Inquirer, 20 November 1891.
O DONNELL, Mary J September 17, 1896
MARY J., daughter of Catharine and the late John O NEILL of Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland, aged 25 years. Funeral from residence of her brother John O Niell, 1920 Uber St., Mass St. Elizabeths, Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery. Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 September 1896.
O'HARA, Bridget 24 Nov 1918
O'Hara, Bridget, age 54 (nee Dougherty) of Philadelphia, widow of Patrick, born in Ireland, died 24 Nov 1918 of pneumonia, place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery
Died at Philadelphia , on the 22d ult., in his 82d year, after a protracted illness. Robert PATTERSON, L.L.D., and for many years Director of the Mint. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1824)
POND, Edward F 27 August, 1905
WEALTHY HERMIT A SUICIDE
Philadelphia August 27-- Edward F. Pond, aged 65 years, who for nearly a year has lived a hermit's life, was today found dead in his home with the gas turned on. The police say he committed suicide.
The body was fully clothed and in the pockets were found an envelope containing $1,500 in money, three bank checks and a number of shares of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and three building association certificates.
Pond was formerly a merchant. He owned real estate in southern New Jersey. His daughter, Annie, resides in Hollistown Mass. She is said to have been compelled to leave her father because of his eccentricities.
(Source: Associated Press to The Patriot--08/28/1905)
PRECKLIN, Mary 1788
At Philadelphia Mrs. Mary PRECKLIN, aged 91. She had 6 children 47 grand children, 58 great grand children, and 2 great great grand children-- 113 descendants. (Source: 9/2/1788 Salem Mercury Mortuary Notice)
28 December, 1827
Died in Philadelphia , on Friday morning the 28th ultimo, Chandler Price, Esq. of that city, in the 62d year of his age.
(Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , PA) January 9, 1828
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QUINN, Adam 9 Oct, 1858
An old citizen, Adam QUINN, died near Eaton, Ohio, on Tuesday 9th last, aged 82 years. He was a native of Philadelphia, but for fifty eight years he has resided in the West. When a young man, he joined a company of volunteers, called into service by the State of Pennsylvania. His company, when on its march to Harrisburg, was reviewed by General Washington. Of those who served with him on that occasion, he was the last survivor.
(Transcribed from the Ohio State Journal, 1858-11-17)
QUINN, Dr. Charles A. 3 July, 1875
Dr. Charles A. Quinn, of Tacony, was drowned while bathing, July 3d. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , July 17, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
RANDLE, J. Schuler, M.D. 1875
In this city ( Philadelphia ), on the 26th ult., J. Schuler Randle, M.D., in the 33d year of his age. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Oct 2, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
RAPAPORT, Myrtle 5 November, 1931
Died From Coal Gas
Philadelphia, Today (AP) Coal gas escaping from the furnace when her husband started up the fire today caused the death of Mrs. Myrtle RAPAPORT, 60. She had been ill several months.
(Lebanon Daily News, Thursday Evening, November 5, 1931, Page 15)
REED, Walker, Esq. March 16, 1809
Huntingdon Gazette, March 31, 1809
Died at Philadelphia on the 16th Walker Reed, Esq.
(Source: Bedford County and Huntingdon County newspapers. Unknown author, 1900)
REHR, Joseph Nicholas 30 May 1906
Rehr, Joseph Nicholas, age 52 of 443 N. Franklin St, Philadelphia, born in Pottsville PA, died 30 May 1906 of consumption, pace of burial Mount Peace Cemetery.
Died on Friday the 18th inst.; in the 47th year of his age, Mr. Samuel Relf, late editor of the Philadelphia Gazette. (Gettysburg Compiler Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, February 26 1823 Page 5)
REYNOLDS, James Capt. 19 September, 1856
Sucide of Captain Reynolds. -Captain James Reynolds committed suicide on the 19th ult., by cutting his throat at the Central House, San Francisco. The deceased was a native of Philadelphia, where he leaves a wife and eight chldren. He was a captain in the Mexican war, of the Jersey battalion, and has resided several years in San Francisco. He has been engaged in the Mint for some time, but was discharged from the service a few days ago, for what reason we do not know. The Superintendant had, however, promised his friends that he would be re-instate him to-day, but the suic? ???? ??? prevented him from doing so. His friends have observed for some days that his mind has been troubled, or his brain affected, and it is thought he might have been partially insane. Sunbury American. (Sunbury, Pa.,) September 20, 1856
RINEDOLLAR REYNTHALER, RINEDOLLER, REINTHALER, REINDOLLAR, ALL VARIOUS SPELLINGS
ROBINSON, CONWAY, lawyer, jurist, author, was born Sept. 15, 1805, in Richmond, Va. He devoted himself for many years to a revision of the civil and criminal code of Virginia; and he was the author of a number of valuable law works. He died Jan. 30, 1884, in Philadelphia, Pa. (Herringshaw's Encyclopedia Of American Biography Of The Nineteenth Century...., 1901)
ROSE, Lizzie 5 October, 1882
October 6.—Lizzie Rose aged seventeen years, died yesterday afternoon at tbe home of her father, a German, at Fetter Lane and Broad Streets. The physicians pronounced the cause of her death hysterical insanity, but the facts in the case show that the underlying cause was unrequited love. It appears that on the evening of September 6, Lizzie and a younger sister left their home in direct disobedience of their father's command, and remained out over night at the house of a neighbor. The next day Lizzie was seized with strange fits of laughing and crying, and on being taken home and a physician summoned it was decided that she was suffering from hysteria. She became delirious, and frequently spoke of and called for "Tony." Yesterday she died, and those who profess to know say that it was a clear case of "broken heart." She died for love of Tony Muckenstrum, an old schoolmate. Muckenstrum is nineteen years of age, and it seems he was passionately loved by Miss Rose. She had recently sent him several notes beseeching him to call on her, and she had presented him with an embroidered hat band. To the former he paid no attention, and the latter he returned to the sender.
(Atlanta Constitution) Oct 7, 1882
Rudolph, Maria age 40, wife of Charles and daughter of the late Charles and Mary Dougherty. Place of birth Knockgariff, County Mayo Ireland, cause of death acute nephritis, contributing factor pregnancy. Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery..
It is with the deepest regret we announce to the citizens of Philadelphia, and to the world, the loss of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who died on Monday afternoon, the 19th inst, at 20 minutes past 5 o’clock of the prevailing typhus ever. His death is a public and private calamity. In him, Science has lost one of her most distinguished Sons: Philanthropy, a brother; the United States , a patriot of the Revolution. (Source: The Centinel, Gettysburg, Pa, April 28, 1813)
SAVERY, William 19 July 1804
Died at Philadelphia, on the 19th ult., of a lingering droplicable complaint, William Savery, an esteemed, a revered, a beloved member of the Society of Friends; among whom, he has, thro' many years spent, occupied the distinguished station of milliner; an ardent follower, a favoured possessor of the religion he professed. (The Adams Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 11 1804)
SCHAEFFER, Mr Frederick George Esq. 5 November, 1823
Died in the city of Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Nov. 5th, Frederick George Schaeffer, Esq., late Editor and Proprietor of The Federal Republican and Baltimore Telegraph; a native of Germantown in the county of Philadelphia. (The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 19 Nov 1823 Page 3)
SCHOFIELD, Charles 7 March 1903
Philadelphia, Pa March 8, 1903
CHARLES SCHOFIELD DEAD Another of Manayunk's Retired Textile Manufactures.
Charles Schofield, brother of the late Seville and John S. Schofield, formerly a textile manufacturer at Manayunk, died yesterday morning at hishome, Scott's Lane, Falls of Schuylkill, aged 69 years. He was born in Lancashire, England, and came in this country with his father in 1845. His father, John Schofield, started the manufacture of "shoddies" at Manayunk, and at his death left the business in the hands of John S., Seville, Charles and a daughter, the entire plant now known as the Economy Mills, subsequently being carried on by his brother, Seville Schofield, who died two years ago.
During the Civil War Mr. Schofield organized and took command of Company L. Forty-fith Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was married three times and is survived by a widow, three daughters and four sons. One of the latter is Charles F. Schofield, Common Councilman from the Twenty-first ward. (Pennsylvania Scrapbook Mecrology, Volume 67, p. 039
State Library of Pennsylvania (Online). From the newspaper "Record" (that may not be the complete name of paper)
SCOT, Rev. John Welwood 3 March, 1842
Died, at Waynesburg, Mifflin co., Pa., at the residence of his son-in-law. Rev. Benjamin Carroll. Mar. 3rd. Rev. JOHN WELWOOD SCOTT, in the 65th year of his age. A resident of the city of Philadelphia, and for many years a Minister of the Gospel in that place. (Source: "Watchman of the South", 14 April 1842, ,)
SCOTT, John Morin 4 April, 1858
Ex-Mayor Scott, of Philadelphia, died on the 4th. He was an eminent member of the bar, and used to be an active politician of the Whig school. Holmes County Republican, (,Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio,) April 22, 1858
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SEYBERT, Dr Adam 2 May, 1825
Died in Paris , in the Kingdom of France , on the 2d of May, Dr. Adam Seybert, of Philadelphia , formerly a very respectable Representative in Congress, and the author of the work upon the Statistics of the United States , which has been so much approved. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, July 6 1825)
Dr. Adam Seybert, recently deceased and late a representative from Philadelphia to Congress has bequeathed $1000 towards the education fo the deaf and dumb - $500 to the Orphan Asylum – 50 to the Philadelphia dispensary and has made another bequest which we shall express in the words of the will.
“Whereas it is my opinion that some of the unfortunate convicts who are discharged from the Philadelphia Penitentiry after having undergone the penalty of the law, without having the means to procure a morsel of food or a night’s lodging, might be prevented from the commission of other crimes were they provided with a moderate sum of money – I do request you to subscribe in my name five hundred dollars towards a fund to be established for the purpose aforesaid according to such rules and regulations as may be adopted by a majority of the board of Inspectors of the Penitentiary aforesaid. If the citizens of Philadelphia do not add to the sum aforesaid further subscriptions, within six months after you have made my intentions known to the Inspectors of the Penitentiary aforesaid for the time being, in such manner as will be adequate to establish a fund sufficient for the purposes above mentioned, you are then to consider my request on this subject as null and void. My opinion is that every convict discharged as above mentioned, should receive from the fund aforesaid as much money as would enable him to purchase food for two days and lodgings for two nights.” (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, August 27 1825)
SHEEHAN, Mary April 27, 1894
MARY, wife of the late John Sheehan and daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Meagher of Roscrea, Co.Tipperary, Ireland, aged 70 years. Funeral from residence of her son-in-law Francis Carr, 2206 F St., above Spruce St., mass St. Patricks Church, Burial Holy Cross Cemetery..(Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 May 1894)
SHELMERDINE, Eliza 1875
On the 14th inst., at the residence of her husband, No. 832 N. Tenth Street , Philadelphia , Eliza, wife of Dr. Robert C. Shelmerdine, aged 72 years. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Oct 2, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
SHELLENBERGER, Jacob R 20 March, 1867
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1867; aged 78; a member of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania; once president of the Philadelphia Aid Society for Physicians; died. March 20, from heart disease. (Source - Journal of American Medical Society 1920)
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SHULTZ, Forrest F. 5 April 1933
Forrest F Shultz. Date of Death is April 5 1933 - age 56.
He was from Luzerne County but died in Philly - he may have been visiting his half brother French Jones who was working at Byberry Asylum in the Pharmacy dept at the time.
Mother and Son Asphyxiated.
Philadelphia, Dec. 4.—Mrs. Ida Slaysman, a widow, and her eleven-year-old son Harry were asphyxiated by illuminating gas to-day in their room in a lodging house. The son was found clasped in his mother's arms. It is believed that a gas jet in the room was accidentally turned on while either Mrs. Slaysman or the son was turning off the gas.
(The Washington Post, (Washington, D.C.)) Dec. 5, 1904
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SMITH, John J. 18 April 1824
Died in Philadelphia , on Sunday the 18th ult. Of a consumption, John J. Smith, in the 22d year of his age, son of Mr. Patrick Smith, late of Carlisle. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, May 5 1824)
SMITH, Sarah 17 June, 1875
Thursday Morning, June 17th, Sarah, wife of Andrew H. Smith, M.D. and daughter of the late William Davison, of this city ( Philadelphia ). (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , July 17, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
Died in Philadelphia , on the 31st of March, the Honorable Thomas Smith, Esq., one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. (Source: The Centinel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1809)
SNYDER, Sarah 8 March 1861
Died of Pneumonia 8 March 1861 at her residence in Tipton, Mrs. Sarah Snyder, wife of Joseph K Snyder esq. Mrs Snyder was born 29 May 1798 in the city of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and was married 18 June 1821, and with her husband emigrated to Harrison County Indiana in 1823, and thence to Iowa in 1839, where she continued to reside until the time of her death, discharging her duties of wife and mother and friend in an exemplary manner. Tipton (IA) ADVERTISER 14 March 1861 Page 3; Column 5)
Died in the city of Philadelphia , on Sunday morning, the 13th ultimo, John Spayd, Esq., of Reading , son-in-law of the present governor of Pennsylvania . He had visited Philadelphia for the benefit of medical attendance. At a meeting of the members of the bar, held on the 14th ult., the Hon. Joseph B. M’Kean in the chair, as a testimony of their respect for the private virtues and professional attainments of the deceased, they resolved to attend, as far as the limits of the city, the removal of his remains for interment at Reading . - Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, November 6, 1822. Page 3)
STEGER, William F. Esq 26 January, 1826
Died on Monday the 26th ultimo, William F. Steger, Esq., a member of the House of Representatives for the city of Philadelphia .
(Source: Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1826,)
SWEETZER, William, M.D. 14 October, 1875
SWEETSER – On the 14th inst., in this city, William Sweetser, M.D., in the 79th year of his age. (Source: "The Medical and Surgical Reporter", Philadelphia, Oct 23, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
TAGGART(DAVIS), Thomas TARGGERT, Mary A 20 January 1893
Punished For Killing Her Son - Mrs. Targgert Sentenced to Four Years and a Half
Philadelphia, April 24. Mrs. Mary A. Taggart was placed on trial today for
the murder of her son Thomas Davis, whom she stabbed to death in a fit of
sudden anger on the evening of January 20th last. As the woman has shown
by her actions and terrible remorse that she did not intend to kill her son
when she stabbed him, a charge of murder in the second degree only was preferred
against her. The trial has proceeded but a short time when Mrs. Taggart withdrew
her plea of not guilty and entered one of guilty of manslaughter, and was
sentenced to four years and a half in the penitentiary. (Daily Gazette and Bulletin, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, April 25 1893)
THOMPSON, Judge Samuel Gustine 10 September, 1909
Judge Thompson Dies At Narragansett Pier
Judge Samuel Gustine THOMPSON of Philadelphia one of the best known member of the Quaker City bar, died yesterday at his summer cottage, Kickles, on central street Narragansett Pier, after an illness lasting all summer. He died at 12 30 in the afternoon. The body will be sent to Philadelphia today. He had been at Narragansett Pier since early in the summer season. He was over 70 years old.
Judge Thompson was a life-long Democrat and was twice appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to fill vacancies. At the time of the expiration of his last appointment he was defeated for election for full term.
He is survived by two brothers, William and Ross Thompson the former having been the judges almost inseperable companion for many years. (Source: Pawtucket Times, September 11, 1909.)
TORRES, Manuel 15 July 1822
Died on Monday, the 15th of July, at Hamilton Vilie, near Philadelphia , Manuel Torres, Minister of the Columbian Republic near the United States , in the 38th year of his age. (Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, July 22 1822, Page 3)
TRUXTON, Mary 13 Oct 1823
Died at Philadelphia, Mary, relict of the late Com Truxton, aged 63 - (Essex Register, 13 Oct 1823, Salem, Mass)
TRYON, Jacob G. Esq. 12 August 1823
Died on the 12 inst., after a short but severe indisposition, at his residence on the Frankford turnpike, Jacob G. Tryon, Esq., High Sheriff of the City and County of Philadelphia , in the 34th year of his age. (The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, 20 Aug 1823, Page 3)
WALLACE, Dr. Edward 28 October, 1875
DR. EDWARD WALLACE-Whose death is announced below, was born in Lancaster county. After practicing medicine near Churchtown, he removed to Reading , where he established a large practice. During the first administration of President Lincoln he was appointed Naval Officer in this city, holding the position until Andrew Johnson’s accession, when he returned to Reading , continuing to reside there until about two years ago, when he again removed to this city, and became an attending physician at the Presbyterian Hospital , in West Philadelphia . He was a member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society (being Second Vice President), the Obstetrical Society, of Philadelphia , and the American Medical centennial Association. (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Nov. 6, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
WALLACE – In Philadelphia , October 28th, Dr. Edward Wallace, in the 61st year of his age. (Source: "The Medical and Surgical Reporter", Philadelphia, Nov 13, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
WALSH, Edward F. 17 March 1883
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1883; aged 58; died, March 17. (Source - Journal of American Medical Society 1920)
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WATTS, Henrietta Tibbals 1875
WATTS – On Saturday, 5PM of consumption, Henrietta Tibbals, wife of Dr. J.H. Watts, aged 41 years (Source: The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia , Sep 25, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor.)
WORRELL, Maj. Gen. Isaas 28 April, 1825
Died on Thursday the 28th ult., Maj. Gen. Isaac Worrell, of Frankford, Philadelphia county. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, May 4, 1825)
WHARFE, James 12 May, 1828
Died on Monday night, the 12th instant, at the residence of his son, in this borough, Mr. James Wharfe, formerly of Philadelphia, in the 69th year of his age. (Republican Compiler, Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, May 21, 1828)
WILSON, Charles Howard 24 April, 1865
WILSON - On Monday, the 24th instant, at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA., of disease contracted at Wilmington, N.C., Charles Howard Wilson, Engineer, U.S.N., aged 21 years and 3 weeks, son of Chas. H. and Margaret T. Wilson. Due notice of the funeral will be given.
Daily Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Saturday April 29, 1865.
WRIGHT, Martha 30 January, 1901
Aged 44 years. Married to Richard Lloyd Wright, he & Martha were married in 1886. Martha was born in England 1856 and arrived in the US in 1866.
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YOUNG, Mrs 31 May, 1825
Mrs. Young, of Philadelphia, daughter of Leopold Keim, died in this city on the 31st ult. Her husband and four children reside in Philadelphia. (Lehigh Register, Wednesday, November 8, 1871)
Zanie Zanobia, known all over the country as the cannibal fan child, died this afternoon of cancer of the stomach at the residence of John Battersby, in Frankford. Zanie, though born in Africa, was a light mulatto. Her fortune consisted of her fingers, which were about seven inches long and webbed. From this deformity she got her name of fan child. When she was only a little child she became a protégé of Hannah Battersby, who is said to be the biggest professional "fat woman" in America. Hannah is the wife of John Battersby, who was once a "living skeleton," but who unaccountably gained flesh and muscle and was ruined as a "freak," and he is now a wealthy wagon builder. Zanie, who was 19 years old, was at her death the wife of a showman known as "Canada Jack," a white man. She had been ill at the residence of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Battersby, for several months. Her last public appearance was at Forepaugh's Museum, in this city. (The New York Times, March 28 1885)
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