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Location: Clearfield County PA

Biography of James Hildrith

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JAMES HILDRITH. James Hildrith, one of the prominent citizens of the county, came here in the year 1877, and his intelligence, enterprise and energy, with many other estimable qualities, have secured for him a popularity not derived from any factitious circumstance, but a permanent and spontaneous tribute to his merit. He is a native of the Keystone State, born in Clearfield County, Pa., October 23, 1842, to William N. and Priscilla (Fernsides) Hildrith, natives of Yorkshire, England, where they were married. At an early date they came to the United States and settled in the City of Brotherly Love, where Mr. Hildrith followed the tanner’s trade for some time. Later they located in Clearfield County, Pa., where Mr. Hildrith opened up a tannery, but two years later they moved to Jefferson County, where they resided for many years. There Mrs. Hildrith died, and a few years later Mr. Hildrith returned to England and died there in 1882, when quite an aged man. Seven children were born to his marriage, four of whom are still living, as follows: Louisa, who is in Jefferson County, Penn.; Mary, a resident of Elk County, Penn.; Rachel, in Jefferson County of the same State, and our subject. All are married and have families. One son, Thomas, who was wounded in the...

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Biography of Edgar Ross Fulton

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edgar Ross Fulton. Though educated for the law and for several years a successful attorney in Western Kansas, Edgar Ross Fulton for the past thirty-five years had given the best of his energies and capacity to banking. He is president of the First National Bank of Marysville, and is officially connected with several other banking enterprises of the state. Mr. Fulton was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, on a farm, February 10, 1856. Life early presented itself to him as a matter of self achievement, with dependence only upon his own resources. After attending the common schools of his native county he went West, and from the results of his employment in several occupations found the means to enter and complete the course of the law school of the State University of Iowa, from which he was graduated with the class of 1877 and the degree LL. B. Mr. Fulton went to Western Kansas in 1878, and was one of the pioneer attorneys of Hodgeman County. Upon the organization of that county he was appointed county attorney by Judge Peters, and in the fall of 1880 was elected to the office. He served three years altogether, and his future as a lawyer was exceedingly promising. But he gave up the profession in 1882 and, coming to...

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Biography of Alford Jonathan Harwi

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Alford Jonathan Harwi was one of the great merchants of Kansas. Beginning as an obscure hardware dealer in Atchison he built up a busines which now stands as a monument to his energy and foresight, the A. J. Harwi Hardware Company being one of the leading wholesale concerns of the Missouri Valley. Life extended to him only the opportunities which it extends to every one. It was his own personal character, his enterprise, and a vigorous and resourceful mind which enabled him to seize and develop possibilities into realities of a large and imposing character. While he would be mentioned prominently among any group of successful Kansas merchants, it was not alone for his material achievements that he is remembered and honored. He put character into his business, and it was the flowering of his character that earued him such wide esteem. His birth occurred at Ritterville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, January 21, 1847, and he died at Atchison September 5, 1910, at the comparatively early age of sixty-three. His parents were Michael and Lucretia Harwi. Michael Harwi for many years followed the trade of carpanter. He was engaged in some of the heavy construction required in the building of canal locks when canals were still the principal means of transportation in the eastern states. He had...

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Biography of Camden L. Bloom

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now C. L. Bloom. One of the most picturesque careers in the mid-continent oil and gas fields has been that of Camden L. Bloom of Independence. By an unusual capacity for hard labor and by a foresight seasoned by long and active experience he made one large fortune, which was swept away in the panic of 1907. With a few dollars realized by mortgaging his home, he made a new start, and today his operations and holdings would constitute another modest fortune at least. His life began in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1868. His people, the Blooms, came from Germany to Pennsylvania about the time of the Revolution. His father was A. W. Bloom, who was long and prominently known in Kansas and died at Independence August 24, 1909. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and in that state he followed farming, though his chief business for a number of years centered in the rafting of extensive quantities of hemlock and white pine down the Susquehanna River. In 1877 he moved his family to Fulton County, Indiana, and three years later to Bollinger County, Missouri. In 1884 he made his next step toward the West, settling in Linn County, Kansas, and thereafter confining his attention entirely to farming. From Linn County he moved...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Thomas Kirk, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Thomas Kirk, Jr., was born in Clearfield, Pa., January 20, 1859; attended the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated in June, 1880, and first located in Bellefonte, Pa. Came to Burr Oak, in Jewell Co., Kan., in 1881, and engaged in the practice of his profession; he is now working into a fine...

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Biography of Charles Reynolds Love

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Reynolds Love. A former Topeka citizen well remembered for his activity in business and his benevolence and splendid character was the late Charles Reynolds Love. Mr. Love came to Kansas a great many years ago, and spent many years in Topeka, where he died April 15, 1910. He was of an old and prominent Pennsylvania family and was born at Newcastle in that state August 23, 1848. His parents were John Brown and Maria (Chenoweth) Love, both natives of Pennsylvania. Maria Chenoweth was the daughter of Arthur and Maria (Reynolds) Chenoweth, both of whom were natives of Virginia. This branch of the Chenoweth family is descended in direct line from Oliver Cromwell. The Chenoweths were among the first settlers around Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and the old farm owned by the family included land on which the court-house now stands. The Chenoweth family has furnished many statesmen and makers of history all down the line. Charles R. Love had two brothers who saw active service in the Civil war. Alfred W., one of these brothers, is now deceased, and George Pearson lives in California. Alfred was in Sherman’s army, participated in the great Atlanta campaign and the march to the sea, having enlisted from Illinois. George Pearson ran away from home at the age of sixteen in...

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Biography of S. G. Isett, Col.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Col. S. G. Isett. In the history of the oil industry in Kansas there is no better known figure than Col. S. G. Isett, the man who made Chanute famous. He had been connected with the production and handling of oil since 1902, and had been identified with some of the most famous wells the country had known. Colonel Iselt had had an interesting and spectacular career, featured by incidents and experiences any one of which would have satisfied the ordinary individual’s desire for adventure; but while he bears bodily scars as mementos of the thrilling times through which he had passed, his mental capacity remains unimpaired, and today, with faculties sharpened and fully developed, he maintains his position as a leading business man of Chanute, in the midst of the stern competition of the younger generation growing up about him. Colonel Isett is descended from Green ancestors who operated as merchants on the high seas, and who drifted into England, France and Germany, from which last-named country they came to America prior to the Revolution, first settling in Connecticut, later going to Virginia, then to Pennsylvania. In the Old Dominion State, in 1814, was born James K. Isett, the father of the Colonel. He was reared in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from whence he went to...

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Taylor, William Irwin – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Summerville, Oregon William “Bill” Irvin Taylor, 88, of Summerville died Aug. 21 in La Grande. At his request there will be no public services. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Bill was born on Sept. 23, 1918, to William Forrester and Verna (Gelnett) Taylor in Du Bois, Pa. He graduated from high school in Du Bois and then attended the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics. He taught Aircraft Mechanics at the Naval Training School in Chicago and later worked as an inspector for the FAA and as a flight instructor. On Aug. 12, 1944, he married Corrinne M. Malone in Cle Elum, Wash. They moved to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1950. Bill worked in the maintenance department of Eastern Oregon University until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was formerly a member of the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, elk and deer hunting, hiking and camping. He was an avid reader, and his family says he had a great sense of humor. He loved animals and enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Corrinne Taylor of Summerville; children, Linda and Dennis Lovely of Hermiston and Dan and Julie Taylor of Summerville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives. He was...

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Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at PA Roots 1810 Clearfield County Census Records Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com...

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Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Clearfield County PAGenWeb Project Banner Ridge Cemetery Beatty Cemetery Bigler Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Bridgen Cemetery – Old Oak Hill Bundy Cemetery Burnside Cemetery Camp Corbly Cemetery Chestnut Grove United Methodist Cemetery Clark Cemetery Conway Cemetery Cross Cemetery Dale Methodist Episcopal Cemetery Dressler Cemetery Dunkard Cemetery Eden Cemetery Emmanuel Cemetery – Boone Mountain aka Pine Grove Evangelical United Brethren Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Ferguson Cemetery Fruit Hill Cemetery Gelnett Cemetery Gillingham Cemetery Goshen Methodist Episcopal Cemetery Goss Cemetery Greenville Church of the Brethren Greenwood Cemetery Harmony Cemetery Hewitt Cemetery Hoyt Cemetery Keewaydin Cemetery Laurel Run Cemetery Lithuanian Cemetery Lumber City Cemetery Luthersburg Reformed Cemetery Mahaffey Cemetery McMasters Cemetery Mount Joy Cemetery Mount Joy United Brethren in Christ Cemetery Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mount Zion Cemetery New Washington Cemetery Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Oklahoma Cemetery Old Bundy Cemetery Old Oak Hill Cemetery Old Swedish Cemetery Old Town Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Old West Liberty Cemetery Owens Cemetery Penfield Cemetery Pine Grove Cemetery – Sabula Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery Rock Springs Cemetery Rockton Sabula Methodist Cemetery Saint Bonaventure Cemetery Saint Catherine of Siena Cemetery St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery – Irish Salem Lutheran Cemetery...

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Biography of Orvis Milton Bloom

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Orvis Milton Bloom, one of the well known oil producers living at Independence, Kansas, has been closely identified with the oil districts of the southwest for over twenty years. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1873, a son of A. W. and Rebecca (MacCracken) Bloom. His mother is now living at Independence. Mr. Bloom was one of a large family of children, and his brother, C. L. Bloom, has been one of the most successful oil operators in the southwest. When O. M. Bloom was five years of age his parents moved to Fulton County, Indiana, and he attended his first schools there. Later they located in Bollinger County in Southeastern Missouri, and he continued his education in the schools there, and after 1885 was a student in the public schools of Linn County, Kansas, where his parents located. He spent the first sixteen years of his life on his father’s farms. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bloom went west to California, and at Red Bluff became foreman on a ranch that was known as the Walsh Ranch. He remained there 2½ years, then spent one winter in running a traction engine, and continued farming on the coast until March 14, 1894. At that date he returned to Miami County, Kansas, and...

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Tucker, Cecelia Blanche Brown Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Blanche Tucker, 91, of Salem, died March 12, 2002, at her home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Restlawn Funeral Home at Salem. Interment will be at the Restlawn Memory Gardens. Blanche was born Cecelia Blanche Bloom on Dec. 8, 1910, at Irvona, Pa. On March 30, 1931, she married Sherman I. Tucker and they shared their life together in Salem. She raised two daughters and cared for many, many foster children over the years. Blanche was a homemaker and kept herself busy delivering newspapers, working hay and berry fields, delivering parts for the tractors, doing the bookkeeping and feeding the endless army of workers and visitors. Her home was always open to provide a home-cooked meal with all the fixings and a place to stay and visit. Blanche was a kind and warm-hearted person who will be missed by all who were lucky to have known her. Her wisdom, courage and shy sense of humor will be treasured by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman, who died in May of 1991. Survivors include her brothers, Glenn and Ray Bloom; daughters, Sheila McGarvey and Shirley Laughlin; seven grandchildren, Rachelle Kekelis, Sheila Fontaine, Shelby Adamson, Sherman Harman, Sonya Collum, Shannon Harman and Secelia Bell; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren....

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