Location: Wayne County PA

Biographical Sketch of J. M. Ketchum

J. M. Ketchum, merchant, was born in Wayne County, Pa., February 3, 1850. In June, 1874, he was appointed postmaster at Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, Pa., which position he held until 1879, when he came to Mankato, Jewell Co., Kan., and erected a storeroom 25×85 feet, one and a half stories high, and stocked the same with general merchandise and carries a stock of $12,000. He also runs a lumber business, his sales in that amounting to over $12,000 per annum. Mr. Ketchum stands at the head of one of the best establishments in Mankato, and by close application to business has accumulated a large amount of property. He was married in Iowa, May 17, 1882, to Miss Emma...

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Biography of George Warren Barnes

George Warren Barnes, who is at the head of the Barnes Oil Company, oil producers of Muskogee, has been continuously engaged in that line of business since 1901, with the exception of the period of the World war, which he devoted to work as state director of National War Savings on a government salary of one dollar a year. His birth occurred at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, on the 29th of October, 1880, his parents being George W. and Alice (Young) Barnes. John D. Benedict of Muskogee has written the following most interesting history of the life of George W. Barnes, the father “He was born in Syracuse, New York, September 11, 1849, and died at Nice, France, in January, 1911. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barnes. He obtained his education at Syracuse, New York, and was the boon companion of his uncle, Jeremiah Barnes, and David Noyes Wescott, who was the author of David Harem. When he was about twenty-one years of age, he struck out for the oil country and hit Pennsylvania a full-grown boy during the first excitement. He got a taste of the oil business and followed that pursuit until his death. “In 1872 or 1873 he accompanied a party of men who traveled by covered wagon through the Indian Territory and the early records show the first wells drilled in the Indian...

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Biography of Judson Wheeler Mitchell

Judson Wheeler Mitchell, manager of The Emporia Ice & Cold Storage Company, had been a Kansas business man for a quarter of a century. He was born at West Damascus, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863, and was the son of Harvey Wheeler and Mary E. (Avery) Mitchell. The Mitchells were originally a Scotch family, one branch of which settled in England in the seventeenth century. Matthew Mitchell came to America in 1635, making the voyage in “The Good Ship James,” which was accompanied by an armed vessel, “The Angel Gabriel.” He landed at Boston, and later settled at Stamford, Connecticut, where he died in 1647. The fourth generation of his descendants settled in the Delaware Valley, purchasing 750 acres of land where Cochecton, New York, and Damascus, Pennsylvania are now situated. The subject of this sketch was the grandson of John Tyler and Almira Wheeler Mitchell, the latter being a daughter of Major Ebenezer Wheeler, who served his country through the War of 1812. Mr. Mitchell had in his possession the letters written from army headquarters to Major Wheeler’s family during the second war. Through his mother, Mary E. (Avery) Mitchell, Mr. Mitchell is descended from the Groton branch of the Averys in America. The founder, Christopher Avery, came to America from Salisbury, Wilts County, England, in company with John Winthrop, landing at Salem, Massachusetts, June 12, 1680. Harvey Wheeler...

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Biographical Sketch of Nelson W. Ames

Nelson W. Ames, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Mattoon; one of the most prominent settlers; was born in Wayne Co., Penn., Feb. 9, 1817; he is the son of Mr. Joseph Ames, now deceased, who was born in Connecticut, and was one of the early settlers of Pennsylvania, where he married Miss Gertrude Schenck, and where Mr. N. W. Ames, the subject of this sketch, was born. He was married Jan. 9, 1840, to Miss Nancy Hoalley, who was born in Pennsylvania May 6, 1818, and who died Oct. 3, 1847. Mr. Ames removed from his native State to New Jersey, where he remained several years. On April 12, 1849, he was married again, to Miss Susan A. Cramer, who was born in New Jersey June 2, 1830; they have seven children, viz., Oliver George, Rutser, Newton, Louisa, Sarah and John. Mr. Ames came to this State and settled in Coles Co. in 1857; the farm which he owns, and upon which he now resides, he purchased from the Railroad Co. in the same year; it consists of 212 acres, valued at $8,500. George, the second son of Mr. Ames, served as a volunteer in the late war three years; he enlisted in the 123d I. V. I., and was discharged with honor at the close of the...

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Lovelace Elizabeth V. “Betty” Jarusik Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Elizabeth V. “Betty” Lovelace, 81, a longtime Baker City resident, died June 17, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, 2235 First St. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at St. Francis Parish Hall after the service. Betty was born on Nov. 17, 1922, at South Canaan, Pa., to Valeria and Andrew Jarusik. After her high school graduation, she worked as a secretary for RCA and DuPont corporations before coming West. She married William Edgar Lovelace at St. Francis Cathedral in 1946. During her years in Baker City, she worked as a secretary to Leo Adler and later for Baker County in both the Health Department and County Court. After her employment with the county, Betty worked for Irving Rand and then became a real estate agent with Curfman Real Estate and Lovelace Real Estate. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William and Frances Lovelace of Baker City; a brother, Stanley of Frenchburg, Ky.; and sister, Antoinette James of Toms River, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and brothers, Charles, Carl, Henry, John, Joseph, Leo and Louis. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker County Meals on Wheels Program through Gray’s West...

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Biography of Virgil Marion Blanding

Virgil Marion Blanding was born December 8, 1827, at Grenell Mills (now Aldenville), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and died March 3, 1907. His father, Reba Blanding, was one of the original proprietors of Grenell Mills, but spent his later years on his farm nearby. His mother was Beulah Ann Grenell. Both branches of the family were of Hugunot stock; the known line of descent on the father’s side running from William Blanding, who emigrated to America and settled in Boston in 1640, where he soon after became “selectman.” His four great grandfathers, Noah Blanding, John Martin, Michael Grenell and Elijah Marshall, were soldiers in the Revolutionary War, the last named being a member of Arnold’s expedition against Quebec and one of the first inside the enemies works. He was wounded, made a prisoner and exchanged, and afterwards fought under General Wayne at Stony Point, continuing on active duty until the close of the war, from which he emerged with the honorable record of a brave, faithful and gallant patriot. The maternal great grandfather, Michael Grenell, was participant in the battle of Saratoga, and in that engagement distinguished himself by his courage and devotion. Mr. Blanding received a thorough common school education, and after courses in several academies entered Bucknell University at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the leading Baptist collegiate institution of the State, from which he graduated in 1852 as valedictorian of...

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Census Records

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

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 Wayne County PAGenWeb Project Cemetery Surname Index Albright-Bennett Cemetery Aldenville Cemetery Andrews Cemetery (Private) Arlington Cemetery Avoy Cemetery Baker Cemetery (Private) Ball’s Eddy Cemetery Bethany Cemetery Beth Israel Cemetery Bible Protestant Cemetery Bolkcom Cemetery Brooking Cemetery Brown Cemetery (Private) Calkins Cemetery Canaan Corners Cemetery Catterson Cemetery Clinton Center Cemetery Conklin Hill Cemetery Darling Cemetery Drake Cemetery (Old Stanton) East Canaan Cemetery East Dyberry Cemetery Edwards Cemetery (Private) Galilee (M.E.) Cemetery Gilpin Cemetery Glass Factory Cemetery (Haines) Glen Dyberry Cemetery Green Gables Cemetery Green Gates Cemetery Green Grove Cemetery (M.E.) Hamlin Cemetery Heazelton Cemetery (Private) Hillside Cemetery (M.E.) Hine Cemetery (Orson) Hollisterville Cemetery Honesdale Cemetery (Old) Hopedale Cemetery (Moravian) Howe Cemetery (Jericho) Indian Orchard Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Keen Cemetery Kingsbury Hill Cemetery Lake Como Cemetery (Laurel Hill) Lakeville Cemetery Ledgedale Cemetery Little York Cemetery Lookout Cemetery Maplewood Evangelical Cemetery Maplewood Methodist Cemetery Milanville Cemetery Mumford Cemetery Nobletown Cemetery (Sterling) Sterling Methodist Cemetery Old Shehawken Cemetery (Stanton Hill) Orson Cemetery (Hine) Osgood Cemetery (Private) Overlook Cemetery (Baptist) Pine Mill Cemetery Purdytown Cemetery Queen of Peace Cemetery (St. Philomena) Riverdale Cemetery Riverview Cemetery (German) St. Cecelia’s (R.C.) Cemetery St. James Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery (Lutheran) German Lutheran Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery St. John’s...

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