Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tombstone Tuesday – John Leo Noble

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

    John Leo Noble was baptized on 6 September, 1891 in Saint Joseph’s RC church located in Locust Gap, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. His baptismal record states he was born 31 August 1891, the son of Thomas Noble and Margaret McGinn Noble. He was married to Eleanor Favidge, daughter of John and Marie Favidge, on 1 February 1916 at Our […]

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Leon Bianchi: Proudly Serving in WWI

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

My great-uncle, Leon Victor Bianchi, was born on 17 April 1891 in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the son of Bonaventura and Mary (Bunt) Bianchi. I don’t know when this family moved from Hazleton to Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania but they appear on the 1900 US census in Mount Carmel. Leon served in World War I and, according to his […]

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The Deaths of Two Brothers

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Today I was attempting to find an obituary for my 2nd great-grandfather, Theobald Meisberger. Instead I stumbled across a little notice in the Mount Carmel Daily News, Monday, 18 June 1900 on page 1. It was in a column headed Locust Gap News. I transcribed the relevant portion of the item as follows: “A large number of our people attend- […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Who Is in This Wedding Party?

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I am using this theme primarily to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. While not everyone in this photo is unidentified, most are. This is a photo of the wedding party of […]

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Old Bones Genealogy Blog – Top 5 Posts for 2016

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

2017 has already begun, but initially, I want to look back at this blog’s most popular new posts of 2016. The ranking here is based solely upon the number of readers. 5.  Maryland Early State Newspapers Online The Archives of Maryland Online (AOMOL) currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative […]

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