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Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1914

| June 22, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women: ——————————- From the Harrisburg Patriot, 2 March 1914: OLDEST WOMAN OF COUNTY DIES, 104 Mrs. Elizabeth Sharon, Steelton, Succumbs to Old Age Debilities HAD REMARKABLE RECORD Mrs. Elizabeth Sharon, probably the county’s oldest resident, died Saturday evening about 8 o’clock, at the residence of her […]

Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1913

| June 19, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women: ——————————— From the Harrisburg Patriot, 19 February 1913: NEWSPAPER WOMAN DEAD By Associated Press to The Patriot Washington, 18 February 1913 — With the funeral tomorrow of Miss Emmaline C. Upham, who died yesterday, aged 79 years, will pass one of the best known newspaper […]

Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1912

| June 15, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women: ———————————- From the Harrisburg Patriot, 15 March 1912: DEATH OF MISS CATHERINE BIDDLE Member of Old Philadelphia Family Was Noted for Her Charities Philadelphia, 14 Mach 1912 — Miss Katherine C. Biddle, a member of one of the oldest Philadelphia families and noted for her […]

Mary Kilraine of Williamstown – Civil War Laundress

| June 4, 2015

A brief story telling of the funeral of a Williamstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania woman, Mary Kilraine, appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 1 August 1905: G.A.R. HONORS FOR WOMAN By Associated Press to The Patriot Williamstown, 21 July 1905 — Mrs. Patrick Comiskey, who died on Wednesday, after a long illness, was buried in the […]

Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1909

| June 3, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women: —————————— From the Harrisburg Patriot, 18 February 1909: Famous Civil War Nurse Dies Philadelphia, 17 February 1909 — Miss Emily Virginia Mason, of a famous Virginia family, who won fame during the Civil War as a nurse of Confederate soldiers and who ministered to Union […]