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Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania

August 22, 1922 CAMPBELL, ROBERT d. 1828, age 56 yrs. CAROTHERS, ALEXANDER d. 1841, age 60 yrs. DUNN, CATHERINE d. June 12, 1866, age 100 yrs. DUNN, JAMES JR. d. 1836. DUNN, JAMES SR. d. 1837, age 74 yrs. HOOVER, ELIAS b. 1800, d. 1880. HOOVER, REBECCA, wife of Elias, b. 1805, d. 1876. LOWER, DANIEL d. 1844, age 48 yrs. LOWER, DAVID, son of Daniel and Eliza Lower. LOWER, ELIZA, wife of Daniel d. 1844, age 42 yrs. LOWER, ISABELLA, dau. of Daniel and Eliza. ROLLER, JOSEPH d. 1811, age 48 yrs. SPENCER, MARGARET, wife of Robert d. 1865, age 62 yrs. SPENCER, ROBERT d. 1859, age 77 yrs. Copied by Mrs. Letitie P. Wilson, 3905 Gwynn Oak Ave.,...

Blair County, Pennsylvania Census

Blair County, Pennsylvania was formed from Bedford and Huntingdon counties in 1846. 1850 Blair County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Blair County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Surname Index A-B Surname Index C-F Surname Index G-J Surname Index K-N Surname Index O-V Surname Index W-Z 1850 Census Images Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A Surname Index B Surname Index C Surname Index D Surname Index E-F Surname Index G Surname Index H Surname Index I-K Surname Index L Surname Index M Surname Index N-Q Surname Index R Surname Index S Surname Index T-V Surname Index W Surname Index Y-Z Mortality Index Mortality Census Woodbury Township 1 of 2 Woodbury Township 2 of 2 Williamsburg in Woodbury Township Tyrone Township, 1 of 2 Tyrone Township, 2 of 2 Snyder Township, 1 of 2 Snyder Township, 2 of 2 North Woodbury Township, 1 of 3 North Woodbury Township, 2 of 3 North Woodbury Township, 3 of 3 Martinsburg Borough Hollidaysburg Borough, 1 of 4 Hollidaysburg Borough, 2 of 4 Hollidaysburg Borough, 3 of 4 Hollidaysburg Borough, 4 of 4 Huston Township, 1 of 2 Huston Township, 2 of 2 Catharine Township. 1 of 2 Catharine Township. 2 of 2 Greenfield Township, 1 of 2 Greenfield Township, 1 of 2 Gaysport Borough Frankstown Township, 1 of 3 Frankstown Township, 2 of 3 Frankstown Township, 3 of 3 Juniata Township, 1 of 3 Juniata Township, 1 of 3 Juniata Township, 1 of 3...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Martin

George W. Martin, long secretary of the State Historical Society, an old newspaper man and state printer, was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1841. He learned the printer’s trade in his native town and in Philadelphia, and in April, 1857, accompanied his parents to the Territory of Kansas, Young Martin worked in printing offices at Lecompton until the fall of 1859 and in 1861 became connected with the Junction City Union, which he edited for several years. Mr. Martin was postmaster at Junction City several months in 1865 and register of the land office in 1865-66; assessor of internal revenue in 1867-68; register of the land office a second term; state printer in 1873-81; member of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1883, and mayor of Junction City in 1883-85. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in July, 1888, where he published the Gazette until December, 1899, when he was elected secretary of the State Historical Society, which he held at the time of his...

Slave Narrative of George Pretty

Interviewer: Viola B. Muse Person Interviewed: George Pretty Location: Vero Beach and Gifford, Florida Age: 84 George Pretty of Vero Beach and Gifford, Florida, was born a free man, at Altoona, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1852. His father Isaac Pretty was also free born. His maternal grand-father Alec McCoy and his paternal grand-father George Pretty were born slaves who lived in the southern part of Pennsylvania. He does not know how his father came to be born free but knows that he was told that from early childhood. In Altoona, according to George, there were no slaves during his life there but in southern Pennsylvania slavery existed for a time. His grand-parents moved from southern Pennsylvania during slavery but whether they bought their freedom or ran away from their masters was never known to George. As in most of the southland, the customs of the Negro in Altoona abounded in superstition and ignorance. They had about the same beliefs and looked upon life with about the same degree of intelligence as Negroes in the south. The north being much colder than the south naturally had long ago used coal for fuel. Open grates were used for cooking just as open fireplaces were used in the south. Iron skillets or spiders as they called them, were used for cooking many foods, meats, vegetables, pies puddings and even cakes were baked over the fire. The old familiar, often referred to as southern ash cake, was cooked on the hearth under the grate, right in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The north because of its rapid advance in the use of modern ways of cooking and...

Biographical Sketch of U. S. G. Stoke

Stoke, U. S. G.; mfr.; born, Tyrone, Pa., May 9, 1865; son of William and Margaret Wentz Stoke; public school and business college education; married, Cleveland, Dec. 29, 1887, Rose M. Lange; began as mill foreman for Woods-Jenks Lumber Co.; mill foreman W. I. Lindsay; mill foreman Mills-Carleton Co., mill No. 2; 1902, formed stock company as the Lindsay Fence Co.; first as vice pres. and treas.; now pres. and treas.; member Chamber of Commerce, Builders’ Exchange, and National...

Biographical Sketch of James Mathews

Mathews, James; lawyer; born, Bellwood, Pa., Sept. 4, 1868; educated at Mifflintown; graduated, Princeton University, 1890, degree A. B., Cincinnati Law School, 1893, degree LL. B.; admitted to the bar, and began practice in the United States attorney’s office, in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1893; come to Cleveland in 1894, as attorney for Cleveland, Akron & Columbus R. R.; formed partnership with Senator H. W. Wolcott, continuing until Wolcott was made gen. mgr. Kansas City & Leavenworth Ry.; then with Berkley Pearce, firm name Mathers & Pearce; member Century, Euclid and Hermit Clubs; politically...

Huff, Laura K. Hoar Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. T.C. Huff of Haines Dies Husband, 3 Daughters Survive; Resident of County 28 Years Mrs. T.C. Huff of Haines, Resident of Baker County for many years, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday morning. She had been seriously ill only a few hours. Laura K. Hoar was born April 1, 1874 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania and moved to Iowa with her family when she was six years old. She was married to T. C. Huff at Red Oak, Iowa in 1895 and came to Baker in 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Huff moved to Haines in 1929. Mrs. Huff joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when she was a girl and was active in the church for many years. She affiliated with the order of Eastern Star in Red Oak when she was 18 years old, but was a member of the Baker chapter at the time of her death. The deceased is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Lee of Haines, Mrs. F. R. Shedd of Oakland, California and Miss Elizabeth huff of Olympia, Washington; two grandchildren, Lois and Robert Lee of Haines, and a sister, Mrs. E. W. Carpenter of Villesca, Iowa. The daughters arrived in Haines today and Mrs. Carpenter is expected there Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baker Funeral Home with Rev. Josie Bach of North Powder officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 4, 1936, page 1 Contributed by: Sue...

Biography of Horace Saunders

Horace Saunders, one of the representative orange-growers of Riverside, owns a ten-acre tract on Colton avenue, on the corner of Russell street, about one mile north of the business center of Riverside. This grove was planted with seedling oranges as early as 1872 by its then owner, W. P Russell, and later many of the seedlings were replaced by budded trees. The grove now contains 800 seedlings and 400 budded orange trees, besides a small variety of deciduous fruits for family use. Mr. Saunders purchased the place in 1880, and has since conducted its cultivation. He has made many improvements and secured a success in his horticultural industry, his orange grove justly ranking among the finest and most productive in the valley. His orange trees occupy eight acres, and the crop of 1888-’89 sold on the trees for $3,675; this is a yield of over $150 per acre. Crop of 1889-’90 sold on the trees for $1,550. Everything about his place is characterized by a prolific yield. A magnificent grapevine of the Catawba variety; sixteen years old, gives a yield of over 300 pounds of grapes a year. Although he has one of the best locations in Riverside, with rich, deep soil, and admirable irrigation, much of his success must be justly attributed to the watchful attention and care he bestows upon his trees, and to his systematic cultivation and fertilization. His life has been spent in business pursuits, and he came to Riverside with a mind well trained to the practical affairs of life and business enterprises. He entered horticulture as a business, conducted it as a business,...
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