William Marshall

Bill’s mother was about 17 when she married Thomas Marshall on April 22, 1935. She gave birth to Bill a little more than three months later. Thomas was a cooper,…

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John Windfield Rodgers

John’s early years are not documented but his first marriage probably took place in 1909. He and Florence had a son in 1910 and fraternal twins, Florence and John Jr.,…

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Matthew Moore

When Matthew Moore’s family sailed from Ireland to raise a family in America, he was nearly 20 years old. Shortly after settling in Philadelphia in the early 1840s, his mother…

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Elmer William McAlpin

There were seven boys born to Samuel and Louise McAlpin during the first quarter of the 20th century. Their father was born in Scotland and was a coppersmith at the…

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Thomas Patterson

In 1848 the Patterson family escaped the famine in Ireland to find a new life in Philadelphia. George was 40, his wife Sarah was 30, and their boys were William…

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Marshall Parker

Marshall lived a life of service to both his country and his community, starting with his enlistment in the Army on September 15, 1862. He said he was 25 when…

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Joseph Sergeant

The Sergeants may have originally used the name Sargent when they lived in Ireland and had six or seven children. After the parents settled in Newark, Delaware in the mid-1850s,…

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Frank McAnally Wallace

The Wallaces lived their lives in the Irish communities of South Philadelphia. Frank was one of nine children, so living in a large group made it easy for him to…

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George Wilson Thompson

Born in Ireland, George arrived in this country, presumably in Philadelphia, in 1860 with his family. He was 18 when he decided he should do his part in the “war…

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