Richard Albert Moffitt

Richard was raised with an older brother and sister, Fred and Florence, by their parents, Charles and Sarah. The Moffitt house was on Larchwood Street, just around the corner from…

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James Glendinning

The Glendinning heritage was Scottish and Presbyterian. James’ father, Robert, graduated from the University of Edinburgh, came to America in 1832, and married Elizabeth in 1833. They had seven sons,…

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William Edwards and Tyson Evans

Tyson Evans shares almost all of the same biographical data as William Edwards except their birthdays. These two single white males joined Company A of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on…

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Thomas Ingles Tankard, Jr.

A soldier’s mother knows a special kind of pain, and Thomas’ mother was all too familiar with grief. Clara Kamm suffered the loss of two infant children and her first…

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Nicholas Vito Spagna

Three younger brothers and two younger sisters looked up to Nicholas as they grew up in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. He was born on November 5, 1915,…

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Charles Warburton Smith

Charles had a brother named John Smith. Charles was probably glad his name was more unique, thanks to his middle name, although he rarely used it. He was born in…

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Howard Edwin Orr

Howard was among the first to attend the new John Bartram High School just a few blocks south of here after it opened in 1939. He was on the football…

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John Raymond Murphy

John came from a Philadelphia family with an older sister and younger brother. Their father died in 1902 when John was 5. His mother remarried and it wasn’t long before…

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William John McNeill

William grew up in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia less than a block east of the Schuylkill River. His parents, Albert and Annie, rented a row house for their…

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