Tag: Pennsylvania

    Harry and Agnes (Gratton) Billups, Letters

    The documents section of this website has a transcription of thirty-five letters sent by Henry "Harry" Billups and his wife Agnes Gratton from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, to Agnes' sister Emily Hall in Derbyshire, England.

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    Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Kern of Greensburg, Pennsylvania—Methodist or Lutheran?

    The Hamilton Family and the 1889 Johnstown Flood

    In 1889 my great grandparents Joseph and Eckie Hamilton were living in and managing a boarding house at 136 Jackson Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On May 31 of that year the Johnstown Flood hit the city taking 2209 lives, the greatest one day loss of life on U.S. soil until September 11, 2001.

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    Henry "Harry" Billups, Pittsburgh, 1890

    Henry Billups was last known to be alive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January and February 1890.

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    The Wallace Sisters, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1872

    On Friday August 30, 1872, the Wallace Sisters–Jennie, Minnie, and Maud–appeared in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, most likely at Johnstown's theater, the Union Hall, at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. The photograph accompanying this article probably has been in my family ever since that date ...

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