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Ku Klux Klan Holds Meeting at Fisherville, 1925

| January 22, 2018

A meeting of the Ku Klux Klan at Fisherville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1925, was reportedly poorly attended, mainly because of bad weather.  Regardless, it was noted that despite the weather, “many” came from a distance, including contingents from Williamstown and Halifax. This post is a continuation of the reporting on hate groups that were […]

J. Theodore Thomson, Buried at Halifax, Served in New Jersey Regiments

| November 24, 2017

Jacob Theodore Thomson, sometimes referred to in the records as Jacob T. Thompson, was born about 1835 in New Jersey.  He is buried at the Halifax United Methodist Church Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin County. Pennsylvania, and his stone reads J. Theodore Thomson, 1835-1907. According to information found in the pension application records on Ancestry.com, Jacob served […]

Mathew A. Taylor – Halifax Native Died in Iowa in 1926

| November 22, 2017

Mathew A. Taylor, who was born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, died in New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa, on 21 December 1926.  He was a Civil War veteran and his name appears in the list of veterans from the Halifax, Pennsylvania area.  The portrait of him in his Civil War uniform is from a family […]

Obituary of Daniel A. Shultz

| August 30, 2017

Daniel A. Shultz died on 30 December 1925 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and was buried at the I.O.O.F Cemetery, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  His grave marker is pictured above.  Daniel A. Shultz is recognized on the Lykens G.A.R. Monument as a member of the Heilner Post who joined after its organization.  However, on the […]

Was Daniel Shive Murdered in 1893?

| August 16, 2017

During the Civil War, Daniel A. Shive served in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private, from 12 September 1864 through his honorable discharge on 30 May 1865.  He applied for a disability pension on 28 March 1891, which he received, but not long afterward, he was found dead along the railroad tracks […]