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John Townsend – Died from Injuries in Railroad Accident

On 11 August 1894, the obituary of John Townsend appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph: SUPERVISOR TOWNSEND IS DEAD He Was a Veteran Railroad Man and Good Citizen John Townsend, for twenty-seven years supervisor of the Summit Branch Railroad, died yesterday at his home in Wiconisco after an illness of several months, aged 65.  A wife […]

July 2017 Posts

A listing of the July 2017 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: McCoy Sargert – Killed at Antietam, 1862 Isaac E. Snyder – Dies From Fall From Ladder, 1890 Henry W. Snyder – County Treasurer & Lykens Merchant William Savage – Victim of Mining Accident, 1879 Obituary of George F. Rhawn, 1896 […]

Henry W. Snyder – County Treasurer & Lykens Merchant

Henry W. Snyder, who served in the 2nd Company G of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, as a Corporal, died on 20 February 1928 in Wilmington, Delaware. His obituary appeared in a Harrisburg newspaper at the time of his death: H. W. SNYDER, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, DIES Served Term as County Treasurer Formerly in Mercantile Business […]

Isaac Koppenhaver – Hotel Proprietor of Millersburg

  Isaac Koppenhaver (1849-1900) was a well-known businessman of Millersburg and was a Civil War veteran. The Harrisburg Telegraph of 26 September 1900, told of his funeral: Isaac Koppenhaver Buried Millersburg, 26 September 1900 — All that was mortal of the late Isaac Koppenhaver – genial “Koppy” to a thousand friends – was laid to […]

Jonathan Hoover – An Exaggerated War Record

According to his death certificate, Jonathan Hoober died in Shamokin on 1 October 1929, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.  His place of birth, was given as Lykens, Pennsylvania. Jonathan Hoober is believed to be the Jonathan Hoover who is named on the Lykens G.A.R.Monument. as a Private who was not a member […]