James Alexander Craig
Jim was the tenth of a dozen children parented by Alexander and Martha Craig of Ireland. The youngest was born in 1885, the same year Alexander died. The question to…Read More
Sarah Annabel Smith
There have always been quite a few people named John Smith in Philadelphia. One of them, with his wife Margaret, had three boys by the time their only daughter was…Read More
Jacob M. Teal, Jr.
His grandfather Harvey and father Jacob were seamen by trade, so perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Jacob Jr. joined the Navy during the Civil War. They used the term…Read More
Vanroom Robin Tindall, M.D.
A father and son in the same business is a tradition as old as history itself, passing one’s vocation to the next generation. The most common example is farming, but…Read More
William Howard McNutt
This Philadelphia native served his country for almost eleven years, starting right after he got married in 1940. Bill was an only child whose father died in 1937 and step-mother…Read More
John Christopher Barnet Standbridge
John C.B. Standbridge was born in England and emigrated with his family to the United States as a child, settling in Philadelphia. He graduated with a degree in medicine from…Read More
George Wesley Stroby
The Trilby String Band was organized in 1898 and the first Mummers Parade was held January 1, 1901. The band’s last appearance was in 2014. A brief history of the…Read More