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Tombstone Tuesday: Louis and Harry Raifsnider

Louis and Harry Raifsnider are brothers to my great-grandmother Ada (Raifsnider) Hummel. These two were the oldest boys of the family and probably felt a sense of duty to take care of the family. 562 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Isaac Lafayette and Arabazena Ottalee (Turney) Castleberry

   The subjects of today’s Tombstone Tuesday article, husband and wife, were both children of Civil War veterans whose stories are of interest as well.  The state of Arkansas was considered part of the Confederacy, yet after the fall of Little Rock in 1863 to Union forces, several infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments were formed to serve on the Union side.  784 more words

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George Stevens Whitehead (Part 2)

In honor of Veteran’s Day 2014.

George Stevens Whitehead, Part II

I have been pondering something for a while. I discussed in an earlier post that George Stevens was a recipient of the Rhodes scholarship. 938 more words


Tombstone Tuesday : Johann Georg Leonhardt & Anna Abalonia (Heinlein) Weber

In honor of Veterans Day it is fitting to remember Johann Georg Leonhardt Weber (25 April 1847-21 May 1910).[1] Johann, or John, was born in Frankenmuth, the oldest child of two of Frankenmuth’s original founding settlers, … 360 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph Oklahombi

His name literally meant “man-killer” or “people-killer” in Choctaw – and even today he is still considered the most heroic Oklahoman who served in World War I.  924 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Mathias Splitlog

The subject of today’s Tombstone Tuesday article has been referred to as the “millionaire Indian”.  By all accounts, like the 1980′s Smith-Barney advertisement, he “made money the old-fashion way” – he earned it.  915 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Benajah Spelman Phelps (1800-1903)

  I was trolling through Vermont cemeteries looking for a subject for today’s article when I came across four graves in the Alburgh Tongue Cemetery in Grand Isle County, all children of “B.S. 1,388 more words

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