Daniel Norman Davis

Daniel was probably born in Philadelphia to Charles and Voilea “Ella” Davis. They lived on North 8th Street in the Ludlow neighborhood at the time of the 1950 census, the…

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Walter Stanley Forbes

Walter started life in Jackson, Mississippi as Walter Stanley Cummings but, due to some undocumented family circumstances, he and his sister, Edith, were adopted by John and Amanda Forbes. He…

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John David Bowman, III

Secane, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated appendage of Upper Darby Township in Delaware County. It’s a small bedroom community known mostly for its commuter rail station, and is connected by a…

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Frederick Bockstahler

It was in the year 1926 when Germany joined the League of Nations, Adolf Hitler began strengthening his control over the Nazi Party, and Joseph Goebbels became the party’s chief…

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Fred Melvin Short

John and Anna Short were raising four children, one of them a teenager, by the time Fred was born. Twin boys followed in 1931 but one of them died at…

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Richard Raymond Majors

Telling the story of someone who passed away in the late 1900s has its challenges because recent census information isn’t available. For Rick Majors, the only available information about his…

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William Charles Bauman

The Bauman family moved from Philadelphia to a little neighborhood in nearby Delaware County called Lester. That was in 1913, a year after their only son, William (“Bill”) was born. …

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