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Obituary of James E. Lambert

| October 12, 2015

The obituary of James E. Lambert appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph on 31 March 1924: CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES Millersburg, 31 March 1924 — James E. Lambert, aged 81, died Saturday.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Cushing E. Frank, of town; also one sister, Mrs. Mellie Gregory, of Greenwich, Missouri.  […]

Isaac Darker – Accident at Short Mountain Colliery, 1874

| October 9, 2015

The Harrisburg Telegraph of 11 August 1874 reported the following death resulting from an accident at Short Mountain Colliery. On Friday evening last Mr. Isaac Derker, of this borough, met with an accident in the Short Mountain Colliery from which he died about eight o’clock yesterday morning.  He was working on the “night shift” and […]

Philip Hoffman – Killed in Mines, 1878

| October 2, 2015

On 21 November 1878, Philip Hoffman of Lykens Borough, Dauphin County, was killed in a mine accident at Short Mountain Colliery.  The notice of his accidental death appeared in the Lykens Register and was reprinted in the Harrisburg Telegraph of 25 November 1878: Killed in the Mines. The Lykens Register of Friday says:  “Mr. Philip […]

Who Was John Donnelly of Joliett?

| September 29, 2015

The above Pennsylvania Veterans’ Index Card from the Pennsylvania Archives give some of the information that is know about John Donnelly (sometimes referred to the records as John Donnely). John Donnelly was about 24 years old (born about 1837) when he enrolled in the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private, at Tremont, Schuylkill […]

Pope Francis Visits Philadelphia

| September 26, 2015

On this occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, occurring 22 September 2015 – 27 September 2015, a prior post on this blog is recalled.  That post of 8 April 2012 was entitled, Easter 1862 – Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.  It featured the opening of the Basilica […]