Margaret Elizabeth Paul

Both of Margaret’s parents were born in Ireland, both of their families arrived in the mid-1880s, and Robert and Elizabeth were married in Philadelphia in 1894. They settled in a…

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Veronica Geris Curran

Jane B. Geris was her given name according to the 1900 and 1910 census reports, but she used Veronica Jane as an adult. Her mother, Rose Campbell of Illinois, married…

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Frederick Stanford Elkington

This burial is one of two in this Naval cemetery for military personnel who were not in the American Armed Forces. Frederick was born in Suffolk, England, northeast of London,…

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Walter Ramsey Connison

The Connison family was from Ireland, living in the Sharswood section of Philadelphia, just north of Girard College. Walter had a younger brother and sister, and his father was an…

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John Black Rodgers

John’s mother was his father’s second wife. Charles’ first wife died while delivering the last of seven children during their ten years of marriage. On top of that tragedy, five…

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John James Morrow

The most fundamentally important thing to someone is their name. John received his middle name in honor of his father, James, but while most documents used his formal name, everyone…

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Ole Lauritz Jespersen

Denmark was Ole’s home and Danish was his language until he came to New York City in 1889 at age 21. He remained single the rest of his life but…

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David Hindman Cochran

David grew up in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, the son of a salesman and his wife, with an older brother and sister. By age 18 he was…

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