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War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 156: 620 aircraft and 11 pathfinders sent to attack the port area at Bremen. Ten aircraft are lost.

War at Sea

German submarine U-73 sunk off Oran



As Ever: Elmer’s Letters to Rose (December 1943)

While there is a great deal to parse here with respect to both Elmer and Rose’s gender expectations and role-playing, for the present it may suffice to say that his letter on December 14th was a sweet mea culpa (if not entirely an admission of guilt on his part). At the very least he sweated the past few weeks out. “You signed, ‘as ever, Rose,'” he pointed out at the end of his letter. “That means you haven’t changed [your feelings] in regards to me.”

Rose wrote him back, and Elmer penned his reply on the 22nd. “So you are getting ‘salty’ now,” he teased at one point. But he didn’t tease too much. “No doubt I’ll be thinking of the evenings you were in my arms.”

The New Year brought uncertainty for the couple and their future, even as both Elmer and Rose prepared to embark on new wartime adventures. They would see very little of one another until after the end of the war – indeed, they would be on near opposite sides of the globe. But the letters continued to fly, and they must have been pretty good: by early 1945, as the end of the war approached, Elmer began to close his correspondences with his other bachelorette pen pals. He had made his choice. And Rose seemingly knew the outcome all along.

Note: From now on I am going to combine the two correspondences – Elmer’s letters to his parents and those letters he wrote to Rose – in order to craft a more cohesive narrative. At some point in the next month or two I will post separately about Rose and her own letter-writing style, but I will integrate her letters into the narrative as well.


Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 298, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 16, 1943

Daily newspaper from Sweetwater, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with advertising.

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eight pages : ill. page 21 x 17 in. Digitized from 35 mm. microfilm.

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Creator: Unknown. December 16, 1943.

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SCARNG Aviation Pictorial History


Frank Walker Farnum, III of Orangeburg, South Carolina died on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church.

Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, on Dec. 16, 1943 and educated in the Orangeburg city schools, he graduated from Wofford College in 1966. Upon graduation, he was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army, and served two years as an Artillery Officer. In 1968, he entered Flight School, and graduated as a Fixed Wing Army Aviator. He served a tour in the Republic of Vietnam 1969-1970, flying more than 970 combat hours as Forward Air Controller.

After his return from Vietnam, he continued his military career in Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard units. He transitioned in 1984 to helicopters, becoming a Dual Rated Army Aviator. He became Commander of 659th Medical Battalion (Medivac), and served as S-1 and S-2 of the 51st Aviation Battalion (Attack Helicopter). Decorations include Master Army Aviator Wings Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Star Air Medal with V Device and 32 Oak Leaf Clusters Meritorious Service Medal Army Commendation Medal with V Device and one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1993 with over 23 years of military service.


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16 December 1943 - History

Some Historical Weather Events in the Pacific Northwest

Disclaimer: This is a personal website therefore the opinions expressed herein are my own. Please do not assume that these opinions are those of the Office of Washington State Climatologist. Part of this research was kindly funded via the Oregon Climate Service.

Left: March 20, 1995, 15:00 ZULU. This bad boy compelled the National Weather Service, Portland, to post this warning at 10 PM PST March 19, 1995:

" ..HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE COAST TONIGHT AND MONDAY.

"HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE OREGON COAST. WINDS ALONG THE COAST WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AND BECOME 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH IN THE NORTH AND NEAR 90 MPH IN THE SOUTH AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT. WINDS HAVE ALREADY GUSTED TO 40 MPH AT SEA LION CAVES. 59 MPH AT GOLD BEACH. AND 94 MPH AT CAPE BLANCO."

T he above storm is a very potent form of midlatitude cyclone. Many have struck the West Coast within the relatively short period of meteorlogical record. These systems can match a Category 3 hurricane in both minimum central pressures and sustained wind speeds. Such storms have a reach far beyond that of a typical hurricane: they can throw a cold rain into the Alaska Panhandle while at the same time pummel the San Francisco Bay Area with a warm, saturated gale. These tempests are killers, and can cause damage into the hundreds of millions, even billions. The focus of these web pages is on midlatitude cyclones though, as weather and climate contain varied and diverse phenomena, other types of events are also examined.

This website is here to dispell certain weather myths. There seems to be an idea that severe weather somehow doesn't strike the Pacific Northwest. This seems to be largely an eastern misconception. For example:

The March 12-13, 1993 "Storm of the Century" has been touted as the strongest extratropical storm to strike the United States in the 20th century. This appears wrong on a number of counts. An argument could be made that the great Columbus Day Storm of 1962 holds the "Storm of the Century" title, and for good reason. Sure, the 1993 storm produced more lowland snow the Columbus Day Storm was a relatively warm system and snow just didn't happen, save maybe at the highest elevations. However, let's talk wind. Wind generally causes more damage than snow. Sure, when snow gets deep enough, it can become a problem for roofs. However, for much of the region that saw snow during the 1993 event, accumulation just didn't reach such proportions 6-10" was common.

Of the storms on record, only eastern hurricanes, possibly some wake low events, and some thundergusts match the strength of winds reported during the Columbus Day Storm. I checked the Storm Data for the March 1993 event. The supposed "Storm of the Century" just doesn't come close to the peak gusts officially recorded during the Columbus Day Storm. Generally, for March 1993 the peaks were in the range of 50 to 70 mph, with a few ranging up to 75 to 83 mph. Most of the latter readings happened at coastal stations. For the Columbus Day Storm, official wind gusts reached 127 mph in the Willamette Valley. Many stations had gusts between 75 and 100 mph, and this includes quite a few locations that were inland (including Corvallis). So much for the storm of 1993!

One of the main foci of the case studies below is to demonstrate severe weather events in the Pacific Northwest.

New Additions January 2007:

December 14-15, 2006 Windstorm

I 'm slowly adding to these pages whenever I have the time. Just click on the links below to see official data, my own records and anecdotes, photos, and more, though each account may not have everything.

Windstorm Events Roughly Broken Down by Track Type

Placement of some storms in certain categories is tentative, especially for those that haven't been given a webpage at this time. And, like most category systems, this one is far from perfect. Gray areas exist: The difference between the offshore-trending southwesters that skim ashore on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and those that dive more directly into Washington (moving in from the SW instead of SSW, which puts such storms in the washington landfall category), are fairly subtle, and arguments can be made for moving one or the other subtype across the main categories.


16 December 1943 - History

In December, 1944, there were three heavy air raids on Trier. On December 19, thirty British bombers let loose 136 tons of high explosive bombs and two days later, British and American bombers dropped 427 tons of bombs, including incendiaries. Two days later, another 700 tons of bombs plastered the city. 420 people were killed, but many had fortunately already fled the city.

1,600 houses were completely destroyed, and numerous ancient buildings obliterated. Between December 16, 1944 and January 2, 1945, the U.S.A.F. and the R.A.F. dropped altogether 1,467 metric tons of bombs. The only undamaged structures left of ancient Trier were the old Roman ruins. The bombers had hit the ancient cathedral, the oldest Romanesque church in Germany, and with one direct hit, the bell had shaken loose and fallen through the tower. Liebfrauenkirche, left, an early Gothic structure dating from the 13th century was badly damaged, and the 18th century Paulinuskirche had a hole in its roof. In both structures, all the irreplaceable stained glass windows blew up and precious manuscripts were lost to the world forever.

The eastern parts of the district and the town of Kyllburg, were property of the bishop of Trier. When Prussia gained these regions 1815, it established the three districts of Bitburg, Prüm and Trier. There were 25 Allied bomb attacks on Prüm, heavily damaging the town and Abbey. Allied destruction continued in Prüm even after war’s end.


Welcome to Fayette County Pennsylvania History and Genealogy

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ COFFMAN SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Ada Martin, Frank B. 12 Jun 1912 56 71 12 Jun 1912 Albert D McCombs, Margaret E. 8 Jun 1911 53 321 8 Jun 1911 Alice B. Ross, Jones 19 Nov 1927 99 241 24 Nov 1912 Alva McLean, Myrtle 24 Dec 1897 21 246 25 Dec 1897 Annie E. Stouffer, Cyrus E. 28 Nov 1889 10 2279 15 Dec 1889 Annie Brown, John 23 Aug 1894 16 585 23 Aug 1894 Arma Grace Black, Ralph Thomas 30 Jun 1926 95 347 30 Jun 1926 Blanche Wilson, James 10 Dec 1919 76 46 10 Dec 1919 Blanche Snyder, J. Allen 18 Oct 1921 82 40 Charles L. Guessman, Mary E. 5 Mar 1895 17 324 7 Mar 1895 Cara E. Franks, William J. 6 May 1899 23 367 11 May 1899 Clarence O. Barton, Harriet 10 Feb 1911 52 449 11 Feb 1911 Clares Cropp, Howard M. 3 Feb 1910 50 24 3 Feb 1910 David H. Diffenbaugh, Myrtle E. 10 Jan 1900 25 65 10 Jan 1900 David R. Poundstone, Elizabeth 8 Feb 1901 27 151 14 Feb 1901 David D. Dick, Anna G. 3 Mar 1896 18 461 10 Mar 1896 Dellia Ritenour(?), Samuel 26 Mar 1896 18 469 4 Apr 1896 Dickson E. Casey, Lulu M. 23 Aug 1905 38 99 23 Aug 1905 Edward A. Harford, Bessie P. 5 Apr 1916 66 457 5 Apr 1916 Effie H. Fike, Orville 18 Oct 1894 17 75 18 Oct 1894 Elgie Knopsnider, Sarah Ruth 24 Mar 1926 94 427 26 Mar 1926 Elmer Duff, Jennie 21 Feb 1888 6 1239 22 Feb 1888 Elmer Hornsacker, Annie E. 30 Jan 1912 56 35 31 Jan 1912 Elsworth Blair, Elizabeth 5 Mar 1888 6 1258 8 Mar 1888 Ernest F. Tremor, Besie I. 20 Sep 1916 69 457 20 Sep 1916 Ernest Mitchell, Thelma G. 3 Oct 1934 114 13 3 Oct 1934 Essie M. Rankin, William Lloyd 1 Sep 1923 87 278 1 Sep 1923 Estella M. Hoover, Harry M. 30 Dec 1915 65 455 6 Jan 1916 Flora Anderson, William 2 Dec 1886 3 96 21 Dec 1886 Florence Pearl Latta, Harvey James 30 Nov 1917 71 100 15 Dec 1917 Francis T. Kuhns, Robert W. 30 Jun 1927 98 235 2 Jul 1927 Frank E. Core, Etta 31 Dec 1903 34 65 31 Dec 1903 Frank H. Coldren, Mary Jane 29 Oct 1914 63 65 29 Oct 1914 Frank H. Fike, Goldie 3 Jul 1924 90 137 3 Jul 1924 Frank H. Conaway, Ethel Pearl 13 Jun 1928 100 452 14 Jun 1929 Frank K. Miller, Olive Ida 7 Feb 1930 104 452 8 Feb 1930 Geneva Gettys, Charles F. Apr 1905 37 44 5 Apr 1905 George H. Greene, Lelia R. 30 Sep 1895 18 97 30 Sep 1895 George N. Sullivan, Ruth Jane 26 Aug 1920 78 314 26 Aug 1920 Gertrude Barkley, William O 7 Feb 1903 31 490 12 Feb 1903 Gilbert D. Hastings, Mary H. 7 Mar 1925 92 69 7 Mar 1925 Glenn R. Darby, Lillian V. 8 Oct 1929 104 105 8 Oct 1929 Goldie Marie Snyder, Braden R. 26 Mar 1919 74 126 22 Apr 1919 Gordon Hardy, Emma J. 2 Mar 1904 34 242 2 Mar 1904 H. Dale Sysler, Sylvian 9 Sep 1927 98 480 9 Sep 1927 Harold Eivart, Cermie(?) 3 Aug 192? 103 337 3 Aug 1929 Ira D. Newcomer, Mary F. 29 Nov 1905 38 443 30 Nov 1905 Ira D. Wolfe, Rena 12 May 1926 95 115 12 May 1926 Ira E. Neary, Helen L. 5 Oct 1909 49 40 5 Oct 1909 Irvin Mitler, Anna E. 15 Sep 1892 15 33 No Return Filed Iva Leapline, William 27 Aug 1901 28 217 27 Aug 1901 Iva Bess Yarris, Andrew 9 Jan 1918 71 254 9 Jan 1918 James W. Sheets, Mary 11 Sep 1886 2 185 19 Sep 1886 James B. Knopsnyder, Mary M. 6 Nov 1915 65 259 14 Nov 1915 Jesse W. Shafer, Emma. 15 Apr 1913 58 337 15 Apr 1913 John P. Harris, Ella M. 5 Jul 1899 24 48 5 Jul 1899 John P. Kerr, Bessie 24 Nov 1914 63 162 26 Nov 1914 John R. Morrland, Nellie 17 Oct 1923 88 6 17 Oct 1923 Kathryn L. Hackney, George N. 12 Jun 1917 69 450 14 Jun 1917 Lauretta B. Rowan, Leroy W. 21 Aug 1886 2 161 25 Aug 1886 Lizzie O. Rider, Francis S. 2 Sep 1897 20 490 2 Sep 1897 Lloyd M. Rodia, Eva 24 Dec 1897 21 244 25 Dec 1897 Loretta May Flack, Phillip T. 30 Jul 1912 56 278 1 Aug 1912 Lydia Stewart, John 28 Dec 1886 3 181 28 Dec 1886 Martha J. Ritenour, Orrew D. 10 Nov 1919 76 8 11 Nov 1919 Mary C. Hambley, Elmore 5 Aug 1907 43 418 5 Aug 1907 Mary E. Franks, Andrew J. 21 Dec 1898 23 82 29 Dec 1898 Mary E. Hays, Paul 16 Nov 1920 79 143 17 Nov 1920 Mary H. Hostetler, Harry W. 14 Jun 1920 77 357 15 Jun 1920 Mary Franks, Edward V. 5 Nov 1902 31 124 5 Nov 1902 Mertie L. Whitlock, James P. 3 Jul 1912 56 182 3 Jul 1912 Mildred Reusch, Mike 15 Jan 1921 79 411 15 Jan 1921 Millie V. Hiles, Henry L. 31 Dec 1892 15 237 31 Dec 1892 Minnie Brown, Walter N. 23 Aug 1894 16 586 23 Aug 1894 Mollie G. McWilliams, S. E. 24 Sep 1902 30 436 24 Sep 1902 Myrtle M. Feathers, Oakley J. 6 Sep 1905 38 139 5 Oct 1905 Myrtle Johnson, Peter 25 Jul 1901 28 134 Nanne Baer, Marion 26 Dec 1922 85 65 26 Dec 1922 Nara Blackburn, Joseph E. 24 Oct 1889 10 2210 24 Oct 1889 Olie D. Darnell, Jasper M. 17 Dec 1906 41 408 23 Dec 1906 Opal McIntire, Virgil D. 18 Sep 1920 78 327 18 Sep 1920 Rebecca Balsinger, Mack 27 May 1893 15 477 27 May 1893 Rosy Welmer, August 14 Sep 1897 21 4 14 Sep 1897 Russell Jefferies, Nina 28 Jan 1914 61 177 28 Jan 1914 Sadie E. Hostetler, Ralph 26 Aug 1914 62 364 26 Aug 1914 Samuel Keefe, Lizzie 5 Nov 1899 24 390 8 Nov 1899 Samuel Weimer, Lizzie 11 Feb 1888 6 1226 18 Feb 1888 Sarah E. Highbotham, William J. 30 Jul 1898 22 265 3 Aug 1898 Sarah E. Toothman, Andy J. 15 Jun 1927 98 140 15 Jun 1927 Stanley White, Edith 23 Mar 1932 108 343 23 Mar 1932 Theodore King, Myrtle 1 Dec 1923 88 220 1 Dec 1923 Ulysses W. Hostetler, Essie B. 19 Dec 1898 23 72 21 Dec 1898 Will N. Glolfelty(?),Phyllis I. 14 Nov 1919 76 35 17 Nov 1919 William Briuker, Mary E. 5 May 1894 16 436 10 May 1894 William Brinker, Ida 14 Jun 1894 16 486 William A. Byce, Nora M. 23 Mar 1910 50 140 3 May 1910

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE CO. MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ CORE SPOUSE LICENSE ISSUE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Major Calvin Coles, Flora Mae 29 Jan 1929 102 234 29 Jan 1929 Clyde A. Haggart, Lizzie G. 21 Jan 1908 45 105 13 May 1909 Ernest B. Born, Freda E. 3 Jul 1934 113 155 5 Jul 1934 Isaac H. Messimore, Ruth K. 14 Oct 1930 106 133 15 Oct 1930 Johnny A. Haught, Diacletian 20 Apr 1905 37 84 20 Apr 1905 Georgina McCormick, William M. 17 Mar 1897 20 148 17 Mar 1897 Sophia White, Harry B. 19 Mar 1898 21 445 19 Mar 1898

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ DONOVAN/DONAVAN SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Donavan, Charles H. Deihl, Clara E. 28 Jan 1909 47 231 29 Jan 1909 Donovan, Christopher O. Headley, Bertha E. 14 May 1928 100 300 returned unused Donovan, John Thomas Logan, Katherine Alice 5 Oct 1915 65 134 6 Oct 1915 Donavan, Lee Riser, Mabel 31 May 1923 82 275 31 May 1923 Donovan, Malcolm H. Cook, Zella 14 Jun 1933 110 264 14 Jun 1933 Donovan, Michael Sweeney, Bridget 31 Jul 1912 56 284 1 Aug 1912 Donovan, Thomas R. Ford, Bridget 19 Jan 1911 52 344 24 Jan 1911 Donovan, Timothy C. Fef, Mary A. 1 Sep 1891 13 548 2 Sep 1891 Donovan, Catherine V. Miller, Joseph W. 19 May 1913 59 9 20 May 1913 Donovan, Elizabeth Rose, George 14 Oct 1920 78 462 14 Oct 1920 Donovan, Elsie P. Dearry (?), Fred R. 26 Jun 1917 70 32 14 Jul 1917 Donavan, Jean Rogers, Richard V. 10 Oct 1931 108 6 10 Oct 1931 Donovan, Mary Ursula Grasinger, Frank M. 8 May 1935 115 200 9 May 1935

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ McCANN SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Addie P. Johnson, Lindsey 7 Jun 1905 37 299 8 Jun 1905 Agnes S. Kern, Russell H. 10 Dec 1963 Alex White Yeardie, Patricia 19 Jun 1965 182 400 26 Jun 1965 Alta ?min, Smith 22 Dec 1911 55 15 23 Dec 1911 Andrew F. Moser, Mae E. 30 Mar 1916 66 244 30 Mar 1916 Andrew J. Frets, Eliza J. 5 Nov 1888 7 1652 5 Nov 1888 Anna M. Baretic, Joseph P. 13 Jul 1936 Annie Wholery, William H. 23 Jan 1913 23 Jan 1913 Barbara D. Murray, William K. 1 Dec 1920 79 200 1 Dec 1920 Benjamin F. Pearson, Elizabeth C. 19 Aug 1893 16 2 24 Aug 1893 Bernaice Geary, John H. 20 Jun 1946 142 90 24 Jun 1946 Bert B. Rumble, Goldie N. 14 Aug 1906 40 412 14 Aug 1906 Bruce Corwin, Nellie A. 14 Nov 1934 114 169 14 Nov 1934 Carl H. Bosley, Velma A. 9 Nov 1946 143 444 9 Nov 1946 Charles Ganse, Elizabeth 25 Mar 1889 8 1886 28 Mar 1889 Charles F. Kurtz, Cecilia 12 Nov 1906 41 303 21 Nov 1906 Charles Henry,Jr. George, Josephine 11 Mar 1965 182 130 13 Mar 1965 Clarence Barnhart, Gladys 1 Jul 1918 72 302 2 Jul 1918 Cora Core, John C. 24 Oct 1910 52 36 27 Oct 1910 Corrinne B. Jenkins, Joseph C. 25 Jan 1949 150 438 4 Feb 1949 Curtis E. Cobb, Gloria Jean 8 Nov 1968 187 95 26 Nov 1968 D. Jean Brandt, Melvin R. 29 Jun 1950 154 86 30 Jun 1950 David C. Rafitz, Jean Ann 17 Aug 1967 186 173 19 Aug 1967 Dessie Pearl Moffitt, John V. 22 Jan 1913 58 32 22 Jan 1913 Donald Raymond Deffenbaugh, Lola P. 20 Jun 1923 86 413 20 Jun 1923 Dora/Dona McCrable, Joseph 16 Jan 1900 25 81 16 Jan 1900 Earl Blair, Minnie 24 Dec 1915 65 424 25 Dec 1915 Earl Silbaugh, Agnes 5 Oct 1933 111 145 5 Oct 1933 Elizabeth Cline, George 31 May 1892 14 484 31 May 1892 Elizabeth Tewell, Samuel R. 14 Jan 1908 45 63 14 Jan 1908 Elmer W.? McCourt, Mary E. 12 Jun 1947 145 395 14 Jun 1947 Elsie McNinn, Earl C. 10 Nov 1919 76 12 10 Nov 1919 Emerson C. Brooks, Marrietta 20 May 1909 48 72 20 May 1909 Emma Jolley, William J. 26 Jun 1950 154 60 27 Jun 1950 Emma J. Dusenberry, John H. 1 Sep 1904 35 346 1 Sep 1904 Emma J. Minor, Josphus 26 Feb 1887 3 193 5 Mar 1887 Esther May Damsey, Frank G. 9 Dec 1954 163 401 10 Dec 1954 Ethel Ruble, Russell 28 Jul 1919 75 75 28 Jul 1919 Etta Thomas, Fred 4 Aug 1923 87 140 4 Aug 1923 Frank Thompson, Margaret 5 Apr 1921 80 221 5 Apr 1921 Frank J. Davis, Leora W. 14 May 1940 128 500 14 May 1940 George E. Davidson, Martha E. 18 Feb 1919 74 29 18 Feb 1919 Georgia Black, William L. 26 Jun 1912 56 144 26 Jun 1912 Goldie D. David, Emil self married 122 103 15 Feb 1938 Hannah B. Wyatt, Jesse M. 27 Sep 1919 75 334 27 Sep 1919 Harry Colvin, Becey J. 30 Aug 1904 35 337 30 Aug 1904 Harry L. Rush, Lillian 25 Oct 1922 84 2713 25 Oct 1922 Harry L. Wolf, Gertrude A. 14 Dec 1904 36 157 14 Dec 1904 Havana Joseph, Carl D. 3 Feb 1913 58 86 3 Feb 1913 Hettie Fomier, Harry 1 Oct 1928 101 356 1 Oct 1928 Hugh L. Dean, Minnie E. 25 Sep 1886 2 196 25 sep 1886 Ida Mae Moneypenny, Robert 19 Mar 1946 140 494 19 Mar 1946 Irene L. Pride, Edwin C. 22 Dec 1945 140 18 22 Dec 1945 J. D. Snyder, Maggie F. 16 Sep 1903 33 227 16 Sep 1903 Jabes Hunter, Nannie R. 24 Sep 1906 41 81 24 Sep 1906 Jacob W. Humbertson, Anna E. 25 Jun 1943 135 49 27 Jun 1943 James A. Seese, Sarah M. 13 Sep 1890 12 2824 13 Sep 1890 James H. Townsend, Bertha M. 24 Mar 1909 47 367 25 Mar 1909 James O. Starr, Myrtle 13 Aug 1901 28 180 14 Aug 1901 Janet E. Mack, M. Lee 13 Jan 1951 155 331 13 Jan 1951 Jesse A. Christopher, Sallie 12 Jan 1898 21 293 12 Jan 1898 Jesse J. Bowman, Mary A. 26 Mar 1912 55 277 27 Mar 1912 Jesse Ryan Kotlarsis, Nellie Jean 29 Dec 1966 185 198 31 Dec 1966 John Fowler, Hannah J. 9 Jul 1891 13 461 16 Jul 1891 John A. Blair, Anna B. 20 May 1914 61 546 20 May 1914 John P. Davison, Myrtle T. 27 Feb 1890 11 2475 1 Mar 1890 John W. Bershire, Sadie M. 24 Dec 1904 36 200 24 Dec 1904 Joseph R. Shroyer, Lillian Bella 7 Dec 1956 167 459 8 Dec 1956 Kathryn Brant, Garda W. 17 Jul 1943 135 119 17 Jul 1943 Lena Jenkins, William self married 120 475 12 Aug 1937 Lenora Sliger, Rufus 14 Jul 1928 101 90 14 Jul 1928 Lulu Smith, Elzie M. 26 May 1910 50 385 30 May 1910 Madonna Langenheim, William Daniel 20 Feb 1917 69 36 20 Feb 1917 Margaret Mae Avery, Edward Ira 8 Apr 1946 141 73 17 Apr 1946 Mary Lorna, Joseph Andy 27 Aug 1942 133 328 14 Sep 1942 Mary C. Moser, John K. 24 Apr 1913 58 382 24 Apr 1913 Mary E. Brooks, David C. 13 May 1905 37 4 13 May 1905 Mary E. Horne, William 13 Apr 1920 77 96 13 Apr 1920 Mary M. Seaman, Floyd M. 5 Jun 1904 35 53 8 Jun 1904 Mary O. Kelly, Rolland E. 10 Mar 1942 132 392 18 Mar 1942 Mary P. Denlinger, Robert B. 22 Jun 1935 115 384 22 Jun 1935 Mary Thelma Nicholson, Walter W. 15 Jun 1936 118 509 20 Jun 1936 Maudie L. Keener, Joseph S. 7 Nov 1889 10 2241 7 Nov 1889 Melford J. Donaldson, Emma K. 24 May 1934 112 394 24 May 1934 Minnie Burnworth, R. Price 8 Nov 1904 36 60 8 Nov 1904 Moses Myers, Martha M. 19 Jan 1917 68 426 19 Jan 1917 Nellie Easter, George 30 Aug 1910 51 314 31 Aug 1910 Nora E. Coner, Isaiah 14 May 1898 22 87 18 May 1898 Rebecca Anna Mitchell, John S. 28 Aug 1918 73 1 28 Aug 1918 Rebecca J. Kendall, William L. 21 Nov 1903 33 456 21 Nov 1903 Reuben P. Glover, Isabella 5 Apr 1890 11 2530 5 Apr 1890 Robert L. Santella, Lois Marie 3 Jun 1960 174 93 11 Jun 1960 Rolla Grim, Goldie 14 Dec 1910 52 192 15 Dec 1910 Rosalie Elizabeth Sabatelli, Joseph Gregory 11 Aug 1959 172 457 22 Aug 1959 Rose Walters, William 10 Oct 1957 169 367 13 Oct 1957 Rosella Jean McCracken, Daniel Angus 30 Jun 1959 172 309 3 Jul 1959 Russell D. Patterson, Ruth self married 128 356 2 May 1940 Russell L. Bello, Frances R. 3 May 1955 164 159 7 May 1955 Ruth L. Drenchi, Emery Joseph,Jr 2 Apr 1946 141 56 3 Apr 1946 Ruth V. Jordan, Alva Austin 15 Oct 1945 139 296 15 Oct 1945 Sarah E. Winemiler, Walter N. 23 Jan 1895 17 235 25 Jan 1895 Stanley D. Clutter, Juanita 5 Sep 1945 139 103 5 Sep 1945 Sylvia E. Walters, Hanson 28 Oct 1931 108 45 28 Oct 1931 Thelma K. Weller, Clare E. 16 Aug 1933 110 468 16 Aug 1933 Tillie Keener, George V. 18 Aug 1890 12 2769 18 Aug 1890 Walter S. Bufano, Irene E. 19 Jan 1945 137 445 20 Jan 1945 Wealthy V. Stone, Elmer J. 26 Oct 1939 126 421 29 Oct 1939 William H. Ambrose, Anna Margaret 5 Apr 1956 166 107 7 Apr 1956 William L. Longanecker, Allie M. 6 Feb 1907 42 179 9 Feb 1907 Woody W. Callaway, Lulu M. 5 Mar 1920 85 370 5 Mar 1920

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE DOCKETS 1885-1916+ MOORE SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Adaline M. Black, Alexander F. 7 Apr 1892 14 357 7 Apr 1892 Alexander C. Coleman, Fannie L. 27 Jan 1897 20 52 27 Jan 1897 Alfred N. Cooper, Mary J. 19 Mar 1900 25 220 21 Mar 1900 Annie M. Haught, James S. 10 Feb 1891 13 191 24 Feb 1891 Ayers G. Houseman, Lizzie 29 Aug 1904 35 332 29 Aug 1904 Bridget Powers, Thomas 1 Jan 1887 3 121 6 Jan 1887 Charles A. Seaton, Mary A. 15 Jan 1902 29 179 21 Jan 1902 Charles O. Stewart, Ella A. 18 Mar 1898 21 442 18 Mar 1898 Charles T. Davis, Stella 5 Aug 1912 56 302 5 Aug 1912 Charles Gibson, Marie L. 8 Jan 1889 8 1774 Charley Barnes, Mamie 20 May 1907 43 40 Clifton D. Prinkey, Susan G. 31 Mar 1898 21 460 11 Apr 1898 Cyrus Combs, Fannie 24 Sep 1906 41 80 29 Sep 1906 Daisey J. Barclay, H. D. 1 Jul 1901 28 71 1 Jul 1901 David D. Crider, Mary A. 1 Jul 1886 2 93 1 Jul 1886 Earl C. Hixon, Odesa P. 16 Sep 1907 44 100 Edward Cooper, Celia 13 Sep 1897 21 2 13 Sep 1897 Edward Yelluck, Elvira 24 Dec 1903 34 38 26 Dec 1903 Edward Mosby, Lydia 2 Jun 1911 53 293 6 Jun 1911 Elizabeth Perry, James A. 4 Dec 1899 24 470 12 Dec 1899 Ellen V. Litman, Alfred 14 Jan 1890 15 258 29 Jan 1890 Ephriam Rankin, Katie W. 14 Dec 1889 10 2312 14 Dec 1889 Flora M. Hustead, Otto B. 5 Mar 1904 34 248 8 Mar 1904 Frank D. Henshaw, Bessie L. 15 Nov 1900 26 399 15 Nov 1900 Frank L. Fee, Mary E. 26 Aug 1892 14 641 4 Sep 1892 Frank L. Dusenberry, Ola 24 Dec 1907 45 1 24 Dec 1907 Frank O. Tidman, Anna F. 16 Mar 1907 42 271 16 Mar 1907 Frank W. Lowe, Nellie M. 20 Aug 1902 30 380 30 Aug 1902 Frank Cropp, Lucilla 13 Apr 1899 23 316 15 Apr 1899 Frank Lazella, Ida B. 3 Dec 1902 31 222 3 Dec 1902 Fred C. Lloyd, Elizabeth A. 2 Apr 1902 29 370 3 Apr 1902 G. Earl Swearer, Anna M. 12 Jan 1910 49 434 12 Oct 1909 George Russell, Chince S. 27 Oct 1887 5 1023 27 Oct 1887 George Kinsey, Elsie M. 2 Apr 1908 45 273 2 Apr 1908 Gertrude Tashenberger, Hugo A. 10 Feb 1909 47 270 10 Feb 1909 Greer E. Walker, Sarah L. 6 Jun 1901 27 493 6 Jun 1901 Grove H. Smiley, Harriet M. 14 Jun 1907 43 124 15 Jun 1907 Hart McCuen, Sarah 26 Dec 1898 23 104 26 Dec 1898 Helen Whay(?), Charles 3 Jul 1912 56 174 3 Jul 1912 Henry Lee Stinger, Annie Catherine 30 Jun 1911 53 438 4 Jul 1911 Herbert B. Parkhill, Sarah F. 26 Sep 1899 24 253 17 Sep 1899 Hugh A. Daughterty, D Devans 6 Nov 1899 24 379 15 Nov 1899 Hugh G. Walker, Mary E. 14 Apr 1900 25 268 14 Apr 1900 Ida M. Moody, Jonathan 30 Mar 1912 55 287 30 Mar 1912 Isaac N. Biovens, Emma C. 6 Mar 1895 17 325 7 Mar 1895 Isabella Elliot Fornwall, James Isaac 5 May 1909 48 13 5 May 1909 Jacob B. Whyel, Mary M. 28 May 1900 25 400 31 May 1900 Jacob D. Yance, Ida 19 Jan 1907 42 89 19 Jan 1907 Jacob M. Bailey, Ada A. 19 Mar 1898 21 443 30 Mar 1898 James R. McLaughlin, Grace 21 May 1900 25 371 21 May 1900 James R. Holub, Anna M. 6 Jan 1903 31 344 6 Jan 1903 James Grimm, Edith 28 Nov 1900 26 436 28 Nov 1900 James Connelly, Mary 17 Mar 1903 32 75 23 Mar 1903 Jesse M. Hawk, Pauline 8 Feb 1922 82 445 John C. Molesky, Bessie P. 12 Jul 1905 37 454 12 Jul 1905 John F. Goe, Emma N. 10 Jan 1888 5 1161 7 Feb 1888 John H. Jefferies, Betha May 9 Jun 1909 48 155 12 Jun 1909 John J. Gates, Mary 5 Aug 1908 46 187 17 Aug 1908 John L. Will, Caney/Carrie(?) 22 Aug 1899 24 162 22 Aug 1899 John L. Brownfield, Bealuh 19 Jul 1911 53 489 John M. Lilly, Elizabeth J. 28 Sep 1887 5 949 28 Sep 1887 John M. Frazier, Eliza J. 25 Nov 1889 10 2274 18 Dec 1889 John N. Merryman, Martha E. 27 Feb 1896 18 446 4 Mar 1896 John W. Wheeler, Margaret E. 28 Oct 1899 24 347 1 Nov 1899 John W. Hartz, Mary Josephine 26 Dec 1910 52 234 26 Dec 1910 John Duncan, Lizzie 17 Jul 1886 2 116 3 Aug 1886 John Caskett, Lelia 25 Dep 1890 12 2854 25 Sep 1890 John Moon, Eliza A. 22 Jan 1898 21 327 26 Jan 1898 Johnson T. Raphesnyder, Sarah A. 18 Aug 1886 2 116 18 Aug 1886 Jonathan C. McMan, Bella 8 Jun 1892 14 501 9 Jun 1892 Julia Shaw, Samuel 30 Dec 1886 3 117 30 Dec 1886 Justin A. Stephens, Mary E. 20 Oct 1896 19 330 21 Oct 1896 Karl F. Wick, May 19 Oct 1903 33 352 22 Oct 1903 Katie M. Ryland, Frank H. 24 Dec 1896 19 464 24 Dec 1896 Lake L. Cooley, Edith 16 May 1910 50 344 16 May 1910 Lavina L. Mossburg, Charles A. 27 Jun 1905 37 386 28 Jun 1905 Lee Workman, Ella 25 Feb 1911 52 460 25 Feb 1911 Lena Kearns, William J. 24 Sep 1910 51 418 Lewis A. O'Niel, Henrietta 7 Mar 1890 11 2490 13 Mar 1890 Lida M. Protzman, Frank W/N 20 Oct 1909 49 100 21 Oct 1909 Lida V. Lowstetter, William J. 10 Sep 1903 33 198 15 Sep 1903 Lorena L. O'Niel, Jasper N. 30 Aug 1900 26 178 30 Aug 1900 Lucinda Gordon, John 22 Jun 1904 35 122 25 Jun 1904 Luna O. Gadd, Edgar E. 3 Nov 1886 3 25 4 Nov 1886 Lydia A. Antram, Joseph H. 28 Jun 1898 22 192 29 Jun 1898 Maggie Martin, Joseph T. 7 Oct 1907 44 183 7 Oct 1907 Margaret M. Miller, Francis E. 25 Sep 1915 63 89 29 Sep 1915 Margaret W. Swink, Albert 25 Nov 1903 33 472 26 Nov 1903 Martin Sayers, Mary L. 21 Dec 1887 5 1108 22 Dec 1887 Mary A. Koontz, Samuel A. 10 Aug 1901 28 216 25 Aug 1901 Mary C. Hinenbaugh, Albert 10 Jun 1902 30 94 10 Jun 1902 Mary E. Kline, Henry S. 27 Apr 1891 13 323 27 Apr 1891 Mary E. Gaskill, William 5 Mar 1896 18 458 7 Mar 1896 Mary J. Vernon, Andrew J. 8 Feb 1897 20 76 10 Feb 1897 Mary Porter, George Jr. 20 Mar 1900 25 225 28 Mar 1900 Mazeppa(?) Snider, James I 17 Sep 1887 4 934 29 Sep 1887 Mintie Smith, Harmon 10 Seo 1898 22 345 20 Sep 1898 Mollie F. Beatty, William J. 1 Jun 1887 4 764 2 Jun 1887 Monema F. Powell, Harry M. 21 Jun 1904 35 115 29 Jun 1904 Moses Tarts, Sarah 6 Feb 1900 25 137 6 Feb 1900 Moss Carmichael, Winston 12 May 1906 40 1 12 May 1906 Myrtle Grimes, William J. 3 May 1911 53 161 3 May 1911 Nancy E. Johnson, Albert J. 7 Jan 1911 52 288 7 Jan 1911 Nathaniel B. Ellis, Nellie T. 26 Oct 1904 36 17 27 Oct 1904 Nettie Crawford, Harry 12 Mar 1904 34 257 12 Mar 1904 Olive E. Johns, Daniel 27 Jan 1890 10 2422 28 Jan 1890 Olive E. Blake, George W. 8 Jun 1893 15 504 8 Jun 1893 Pearson Hinton, Geneva 28 Dec 1909 49 343 28 Dec 1909 Percy H. C. Hughes, Annie B. 30 Jul 1907 43 393 30 Jul 1907 Peter A Talbot, Katie A. 25 Jun 1890 12 2699 26 Jun 1890 Phillip C. Wurtz, Anna B. 27 Jul 1905 38 11 2 Aug 1905 Pinkus H. Graves, Bessie 8 Sep 1902 30 409 23 Sep 1902 Raymond E. Marella, Judith M. 25 Mar 1964 180 266 27 Mar 1964 Robert W. Quinn(?), Mary E. 24 Apr 1888 6 1340 26 Apr 1888 Ruth L. Hackney, Charles P. 26 Dec 1899 25 26 28 Dec 1899 Sallie P. Taylor, Benjamin 4 Jan 1897 19 497 4 Jan 1897 Samuel J. Shallenberger, Amanda J. 27 Jun 1898 22 186 28 Jun 1898 Samuel L. Baxter, Etta Sorena(?) 30 Sep 1908 46 337 30 Sep 1908 Sarah Anderson, John 7 May 1888 6 1358 7 May 1888 Solomon G. Miller, Perin I. 27 Jul 1903 33 30 22 Sep 1903 Talitha M. Brewer, Joseph 5 Jul 1905 37 438 5 Jul 1905 Viola May Johnson, Frank M. 13 Jul 1912 56 282 1 Aug 1912 Wilbert Wiltrout, Nannie E. 4 Mar 1902 29 297 4 Mar 1902 William H. Strawn, Anna L. 8 Sep 1890 12 2818 11 Sep 1890 William Hines, Annie 18 Nov 1887 5 1048 18 Nov 1887 William Eicher, Elizabeth 5 Jan 1891 13 122 5 Jan 1891 William Muer, Emma 29 Nov 1900 26 438 28 Nov 1900

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ MOSS SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Allina Garvey, Pierce J. 18 May 1891 13 351 18 May 1891 Margarey E. Deffenbaugh, Henry J. 5 Dec 1888 8 1701 5 Dec 1888 Ella Pancoast, John S. 30 May 1892 14 482/3 30 May 1892 Robert Kennie, Leslie 4 Jul 1903 32 474 4 Jul 1903 Carrie Newcomer, George W. 4 May 1910 50 314 5 May 1910 James A. Luce, Ida B. 29 May 1912 56 15 29 May 1912 Arthella Harder, Christopher F. 22 Jun 1901 28 51 26 Jun 1901 Allison Luce, Robert F. 31 Mar 1902 29 363 2 Apr 1902

These marriages come from the LDS film #13178025. The book refers to the volume and the page is the page in that particular volume. You can order the film containing the full licence by the book and page from any LDS Family History Center. LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPOUSE LICENCE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Moyer Alice L. Harper, Abner M. 26 May 1908 045 0414 26 May 1908 Moyer Anna B. Mosser, L. W. 3 Dec 1904 036 0132 15 Dec 1904 Moyer Arthur Vine, Grace 14 Aug 1907 043 0458 14 Aug 1907 Moyer Charles Bodkin, Minerva A. 14 Nov 1904 036 0081 15 Nov 1904 Moyer Clarence Keener, Martha 11 Jan 1911 052 0301 11 Jan 1911 Moyer Cora A. Workman, Solomon F. 23 Sep 1893 016 0066 24 Sep 1893 Moyer Edna Barnhart, Fred 13 Feb 1907 042 0193 13 Feb 1907 Moyer Emma Grace Johns, William H. 23 Dec 1909 049 0314 25 Dec 1909 Moyer Isaac Edwin Connell, Susan Rebecca 14 Jun 1911 053 0351 15 Jun 1911 Moyer Laodicie Haile, Charles Y. 17 Nov 1888 007 1666 17 Nov 1888 Moyer Laura E. Sumey, Charles H. 6 Jan 1900 025 0053 6 Jan 1900 Moyer Lenora F. Kennedy, Alfred 19 Mar 1903 032 0082 19 Mar 1903 Moyer Levi H Thompson, Alice 18 May 1897 020 0262 18 May 1897 Moyer Martha Fisher, Vernon F. 15 Apr 1908 045 0029 15 Apr 1908 Moyer Mary Hall, Charles 24 Nov 1902 031 0201 26 Nov 1902 Moyer Minnie Wood, George W. 11 Apr 1904 034 0340 16 Apr 1904 Moyer Sarah E. Rosenberger, Samuel S. 11 Dec 1895 018 0252 11 Dec 1895 Moyer Thomas J. McCloy, Alverla M. 19 May 1897 020 0266 20 May 1897 Moyer Walter Blume, Augusta K. 29 Oct 1896 019 0347 29 Oct 1896 Moyers Daniel Guthrie, Susan E. 19 Sep 1891 013 0587 20 Sep 1891

Newcomer Marriages Fayette Co., Pennsylvania 1885 to 1916+ from LDS film # 1318025 LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPOUSE LICENCE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Newcomer Donna M. Crawford, Charlie S. 5 Apr 1894 16 394 11 Apr 1894 Newcome Frederick Ellis Howard, Olive Pauline 18 Feb 1958 170 102 1 Mar 1958 Newcomer A. Mack Altman, Carrie M. 7 Nov 1888 7 1654 23 Dec 1888 Newcomer Albert J. Maust, Ada B. 1 Mar 1900 25 190 1 Mar 1900 Newcomer Allen Vincent, Etta 30 Oct 1895 18 173 30 Oct 1895 Newcomer Althea Zimmerman, Charles 23 Nov 1913 60 413 27 Nov 1913 Newcomer Anna Elvira Ruth, Lee F. 8 Feb 1936 117 157 Newcomer Anna Levada Miller, Thomas E. 7 Dec 1929 104 383 7 Dec 1929 Newcomer Anna Mae Buchholz, Eugene H. 1 May 1936 117 346 2 May 1936 Newcomer Arthur Cupp, Florence 26 Oct 1909 49 127 27 Oct 1909 Newcomer Barbara Carole Digiovine, Donald R 6 Jun 1960 174 98 17 Jun 1960 Newcomer Basil S. Rider, Emily E. 5 Jan 1889 8 1771 5 Jan 1889 Newcomer Belle N. Collier, Merchant L. 9 Dec 1903 33 495 10 Dec 1903 Newcomer Bessie Swallop, George 24 Nov 1902 31 199 27 Nov 1902 Newcomer Bessie M. Taylor, Emanuel P. 10 May 1917 69 276 10 May 1917 Newcomer Betsie Jane King, Harold K. 27 Nov 1964 181 418 5 Dec 1964 Newcomer Bette Rafter, Richard J. 14 Sep 1939 126 189 20 Sep 1939 Newcomer Bette Rafter, Richard J. 28 Sep 1939 126 280 1 Oct 1939 Newcomer Betty J. McLaughlin, Charles 2nd 8 Oct 1946 143 287 12 Oct 1946 Newcomer Betty Jeane Broad, Louis M. 6 Mar 1944 136 164 19 Mar 1944 Newcomer Blanche L. May, Donald E. 13 Jun 1932 109 26 18 Jun 1932 Newcomer Charles R or P Taylor, Riato 3 Aug 1923 87 134 3 Aug 1923 Newcomer Charles W. Mills, Goldie 16 Feb 1918 74 382 16 Feb 1923 Newcomer Charles W. Dobonye, Madeline 29 May 1951 156 156 16 Jun 1951 Newcomer Chas D. Nixon, Mary A. 24 Dec 1912 57 338 25 Dec 1912 Newcomer Chas. R. Craft, Clara P. 23 Nov 1908 47 6 26 Nov 1908 Newcomer Clarence L. Woods, Sharon Lynn 28 Jun 1968 187 476 29 Jun 1968 Newcomer Clyde Huffins, Helen B. 2 Jul 1917 70 42 2 Jul 1917 Newcomer D. L. Hanan, Lizzie 15 Mar 1896 18 425 22 Feb 1896 Newcomer Daniel H. Jones, Florence 29 Mar 1890 11 2523 29 Mar 1890 Newcomer Daniel J. Abbot, Lizzie A. 2 Mar 1892 14 294 5 Mar 1892 Newcomer David J. Gue, Sarah E. 3 Mar 1896 18 454 7 Mar 1896 Newcomer David R. Richard, Dora E. 9 Sep 1913 60 75 10 Sep 1913 Newcomer Donald Retofsky, Alice E. 29 Oct 1936 118 475 4 Nov 1936 Newcomer Donald Eugene Jr. Ptuz, Joanne Ruth 6 Feb 1958 170 80 14 Feb 1958 Newcomer Donald Raymond Karchnak, Martha F. 15 Jun 1959 172 226 20 Jun 1959 Newcomer Dorcas E. King, William C. 31 Dec 1949 153 54 9 Jan 1950 Newcomer Dorothy Hoobler, Lloyd A. 13 Nov 1945 139 368 13 Nov 1945 Newcomer E. Newton Craft, Cora L. 12 Dec 1894 17 159 12 Dec 1894 Newcomer Eliza M. Sterling, James M. 23 Dec 1911 55 29 23 Dec 1911 Newcomer Elizabeth E. Smith, Walter S. 5 Oct 1903 33 295 14 Oct 1903 Newcomer Elizabeth M. Ritz, John F. 20 Aug 1957 169 211 30 Aug 1957 Newcomer Elizaeth H. Edward J. 17 Jan 1939 124 220 18 Jan 1939 Newcomer Ellen C. Weaver, Ellen C. 21 Dec 1916 68 297 21 Dec 1916 Newcomer Emily C. Maize, Roy S. 8 Jul 1935 115 460 12 Jul 1935 Newcomer Emily E. Meegan, John L. 18 Jun 1963 179 122 22 Jun 1963 Newcomer Emma G. Foley, William O. 7 Dec 1891 14 113 9 Dec 1891 Newcomer Ethel Yaw, Clarence O. 5 Oct 1934 114 25 6 Oct 1934 Newcomer Ewing K. Durigon, Sara Jane 27 Nov 1953 161 400 28 Nov 1953 Newcomer F. C. Eastbiern, Blanche 11 Jan 1902 29 159 16 Jan 1902 Newcomer Florence Edna Haney Bassinger, Benjamin F 6 Jul 1959 172 321 6 Jul 1959 Newcomer Fredie M. Cramer, Olive T. 19 Dec 1928 102 109 19 Dec 1928 Newcomer Freeda S. Staskos, Frank 9 May 1940 128 423 18 Jun 1940 Newcomer George F. Stoelting, Lena 3 Dec 1914 63 181 5 Dec 1914 Newcomer George W. Whipkey, Carrie 20 Apr 1903 32 164 21 Apr 1903 Newcomer George W. Fretts, Luella L. 19 May 1909 48 70 20 May 1909 Newcomer George W. Moss, Carrie 4 May 1910 50 314 5 May 1910 Newcomer Hannah G. Luce, Elliot P. 30 Dec 1903 34 62 31 Dec 1903 Newcomer Harry Farmer, Almeda 6 Mar 1901 27 223 6 Mar 1901 Newcomer Hazel M. Bigley, Russell E. 28 Jun 1934 113 113 29 Jun 1934 Newcomer Helen Marie Maust, Harry A. 13 Feb 1958 170 96 23 Feb 1958 Newcomer Hettie A. Storey, Matthew 3 Oct 1906 41 119 3 Oct 1906 Newcomer Hionas(?) J. Hatden, Mary J. 23 Nov 1892 15 158 24 Nov 1892 Newcomer Howard E. Collier, Mary Gladys 26 Jun 1923 86 454 27 Jun 1923 Newcomer Ida M. Pryor, George W. 17 May 1898 2 98 22 May 1898 Newcomer J. Johnson Dils, Hazel Devona 13 Jul 1926 95 393 14 Jul 1926 Newcomer J. C. Smith, Sadie 16 Dec 1891 14 130 17 Dec 1891 Newcomer Jacob E. Kaider, Erma A. 25 Jul 1966 184 357 6 Aug 1966 Newcomer Jacob J. Coldren, Violet J. 8 Oct 1896 19 299 8 Oct 1896 Newcomer Jacob J. Barnes, S. Ellen 27 Aug 1902 30 369 28 Aug 1902 Newcomer Jacob L. Sickles, Mary Ann 29 Sep 1925 93 328 30 Sep 1925 Newcomer Jacob R. Whetzel, Ada L. 5 Oct 1911 54 255 5 Oct 1911 Newcomer James D. Shetts, Zettie 19 May 1898 22 107 26 May 1898 Newcomer Janet Rae Wingard, Hobart Junior 26 May 1959 172 160 6 Jun 1959 Newcomer Jean Whetsel, Donald 5 Mar 1962 177 54 9 Mar 1962 Newcomer Jess Cramer, Ida Mae 17 Jul 1922 83 449 17 Jul 1922 Newcomer Jessie L. Kennedy, Edgar W. 22 Dec 1927 99 355 25 Dec 1927 Newcomer John A. Strawn, Lucy 18 Nov 1890 13 10 18 Nov 1890 Newcomer John C. Davies, Margaret E. 28 Feb 1905 36 484 2 Mar 1905 Newcomer John G. Dull, Elsie F. 11 Feb 1924 89 31 11 Feb 1924 Newcomer John W. Frost, Eva E. 31 Aug 1887 4 898 1 Sep 1887 Newcomer Joseph C. Garan, Margaret 17 Nov 1942 134 60 21 Nov 1942 Newcomer Joseph J. Hunt, Elizabeth 4 Apr 1902 29 382 4 Apr 1902 Newcomer Joseph P. Sangston, Jessie L. 30 Jun 1915 64 287 30 Jun 1915 Newcomer Joseph R. Hobaugh, Loretta P. 21 May 1953 160 244 24 May 1953 Newcomer Josephine M. Lindsey, Robert A. 22 Dec 1947 147 343 24 Dec 1947 Newcomer Judith Lindsey, Richard 3 May 1966 184 88 8 May 1966 Newcomer Judy A. Butler, James E. 19 Dec 1966 185 180 19 Dec 1966 Newcomer Katherine Darlene Randolph, Roy Nelson 30 Oct 1958 171 271 15 Nov 1958 Newcomer Layton Junior Keller, Janet Faye 7 Jun 1954 162 330 7 Jun 1954 Newcomer Leah A. Augustine, Dawson E. 19 Dec 1889 10 2323 24 Dec 1889 Newcomer Leslie Allen Watson, Marion Eliz. 30 Oct 1917 70 493 1 Nov 1917 Newcomer Lindsay A. Grimes, Jemima 6 Oct 1904 35 448 6 Oct 1904 Newcomer Lorena Detiviles, Jacob S. 11 Dec 1894 17 161 20 Dec 1894 Newcomer Lori E. Cunningham, E. L. 14 Aug 1894 16 569 Newcomer Lottie(?) Flenniken, John P. 13 Jun 1910 50 467 14 Jun 1910 Newcomer Mae Cochran, Sanford S. 7 Oct 1927 99 91 8 Oct 1927 Newcomer Mae E. Rowe, William H. 14 Apr 1914 61 393 13 May 1914 Newcomer Malinda O. Woodfill, Leonidas D. 24 Sep 1891 13 599 24 Sep 1891 Newcomer Marguerite M. Hixson, Clyde W. 13 Feb 1958 170 97 13 Feb 1958 Newcomer Martha Sims, Samuel 30 Oct 1911 54 342 30 Oct 1911 Newcomer Martha L. Lewis, Frank P. 28 Feb 1894 16 331 1 Mar 1894 Newcomer Martha Louise Oldland, Paul Richard 4 May 1962 177 146 6 May 1962 Newcomer Mary Morehead, Ernest 31 Dec 1903 31 336 5 Jan 1903 Newcomer Mary McCutcheon, Robert 15 Nov 1910 52 120 17 Nov 1910 Newcomer Mary A. Raynor, Robert 5 Oct 1891 13 624 6 Oct 1891 Newcomer Mary E. Stewart, Charles E. 31 Aug 1898 22 316 1 Sep 1898 Newcomer Mary F. Coffman, Ira D. 29 Nov 1905 38 443 30 Nov 1905 Newcomer Mary G. Gallaway, William R. 3 Sep 1924 90 376 5 Sep 1924 Newcomer Mary M. Haney, Jesse E. 9 Jun 1924 90 11 19 Jun 1924 Newcomer Mary N. Schell, Edward G. 6 Oct 1899 24 283 11 Oct 1899 Newcomer Matilda Kirkland, John F. 18 Mar 1902 29 322 18 Mar 1902 Newcomer Mellie Penn, Hamilton E. 23 Nov 1896 19 403 25 Nov 1896 Newcomer Miggie E. Coldren, Ira W. 3 Jun 1899 23 442 3 Jun 1899 Newcomer Nancy Arlene Snidemiller, Robert E 20 Nov 1959 173 204 26 Nov 1959 Newcomer Nancy C. King, Upton 8 Nov 1890 13 2 13 Nov 1890 Newcomer Nannie Garlitz, William T. 7 Dec 1896 19 424 17 Dec 1896 Newcomer Nelle E. Basley, Jazer Irvin 19 Dec 1916 68 288 25 Dec 1916 Newcomer Nellie H. Williams, Lewis D. 2 Jun 1926 95 201 2 Jun 1926 Newcomer Netta M. Strickler, Dempsey M. 12 Nov 1895 18 199 14 Nov 1895 Newcomer Nettie G. Frederick, Chas P. 16 Mar 1914 61 321 16 Mar 1914 Newcomer Nora E. Fretto, Alvin L. 26 Oct 1893 16 130 26 Oct 1893 Newcomer Nora E. Andrew, Paul H. 24 Sep 1906 41 74 26 Sep 1906 Newcomer Omer H. Moser, Daisey B. 9 Sep 1897 20 502 9 Sep 1897 Newcomer Owen E. Burgan, Bertha 14 Jun 1916 64 53 14 Jun 1916 Newcomer Pauline Mae Faucett, Harry Claude 15 Sep 1958 171 148 24 Sep 1958 Newcomer Pearl Shaner, Walter H. 5 Sep 1896 19 227 10 Sep 1896 Newcomer Ralph L. Haines, Dorothy J. 5 Jan 1946 140 86 6 Jan 1946 Newcomer Richard Dale Bryner, Norma Ruth 19 Nov 1954 163 363 23 Nov 1954 Newcomer Richard Edward Kaiser, Judith Rae 30 Apr 1963 178 482 30 Apr 1968 Newcomer Robert A. Crawford, Ava H. 24 Jun 1936 118 50 24 Jun 1936 Newcomer Robert P. Brechbill, Lois E. 28 Aug 1967 186 216 2 Sep 1967 Newcomer Robert Paul Ogleva, Agnes E. 5 Nov 1945 139 331 6 Nov 1945 Newcomer Robert R. Kugh, Marlene 6 May 1960 173 496 28 May 1960 Newcomer Robert W. Coughenour, Eleanor 4 Jun 1940 129 109 10 Jun 1940 Newcomer Rollan J. Ebbert, Virginia L. 27 Jul 1939 125 478 27 Jul 1939 Newcomer Roxie M. Guseman, James E. 5 Dec 1899 24 463 21 Dec 1899 Newcomer Russell L. King, Peggy L. 23 Apr 1953 160 143 2 May 1953 Newcomer Ruth Elinor Mineo, Albert Joseph 2 Sep 1964 181 217 5 Sep 1964 Newcomer Smith Diehl, Ella 7 Aug 1891 13 500 8 Aug 1891 Newcomer Uriah F. Glrist(?), Cora M. 22 Dec 1903 34 35 24 Dec 1903 Newcomer W. Lindsey Morris, Florence C. 28 Jun 1927 98 213 29 Jun 1927 Newcomer Wayne M. Stewart, Joan M. 2 Jun 1952 158 270 8 Jun 1952 Newcomer William Fowler, Ida 3 Jan 1961 175 161 3 Jan 1961 Newcomer William C. Keefer, Lutella 26 Oct 1891 14 23 28 Oct 1891 Newcomer William C. Nicholson, Cora 7 Nov 1918 73 237 7 Nov 1918 Newcomer William C. Halfhill, Harriet 29 Jan 1945 137 463 21 Feb 1945 Newcomer William E. Evans, Jo Anne 15 Jul 1957 169 79 15 Jul 1957 Newcomer William K. Huffine, Margaret 30 Aug 1912 56 385 31 Aug 1912 Newcomer William O.(?) Cunningham, Pauline 23 Dec 1938 124 133 23 Dec 1938 Newcomer Willis E. Hopkins, Harvey T. 19 Apr 1921 80 238 14 Apr 1921 Newcomer Wilma R. Craw, Clair E. 8 Aug 1946 142 394 8 Aug 1946

PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS COURT FAYETTE COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE DOCKETS 1885 - 1916+ RIDER SPOUSE LICENSE DATE BOOK PAGE MARRIAGE DATE Carl Thornton, Metta 28 Aug 1913 59 488 27 Aug 1913 Charles E. Miller, Matilda R. 12 Apr 1911 53 53 12 Apr 1911 David W. Kefover, Alice 12 Oct 1898 22 409 12 Oct 1898 David W. Harn, Lena 1 Aug 1911 54 25 2 Aug 1911 Eli H. Burchinal, Emma L. 24 Dec 1887 5 1123 29 Dec 1887 Francis S. Coffman, Lizzie O. 2 Sep 1897 20 490 2 Sep 1897 Grey S. Graham, Helen S. 3 Jul 1919 74 498 3 Jul 1919 Guy E. Grimes, Bessie B. 29 May 1923 86 263 30 May 1923 Harry H. Schrock, Myrtle 3 Nov 1920 79 75 3 Nov 1920 Howard W. Dalic, Eleanor Marie 25 Jun 1959 172 289 27 Jun 1959 Isaac C. Gault, Jessie M. 3 Aug 1925 93 103 4 Aug 1925 John C. Sangston, Emma M. 12 Jan 1894 16 271 16 Jan 1894 Joseph G. Jefferies, Silina F. 20 Dec 1889 10 2362 1 Jan 1890 Joseph G. Morgan, Anna E. 20 Mar 1919 74 105 20 Mar 1919 Lamont E. Inks, Goldye 22 Dec 1927 99 358 25 Dec 1927 Leslie Carroll, Patricia 15 Aug 1939 126 58 1 Sep 1939 Wade D. Bosley, Mollie 10 Jun 1908 45 458 10 Jun 1908 RIDDER Wilbert R. Carr, Nola A. 22 Jun 1947 146 141 26 Jul 1947 William H. Fretts, Emma A. 12 Nov 1888 7 1658 15 Feb 1889 Armanda A. Crider, Gaylord B. 9 Jul 1902 30 225 12 Jul 1902 Carolyn Gould, Charles L. 14 Sep 1927 98 498 14 Sep 1927 Carrie J. Moser, William S. 19 Sep 1889 9 2133 26 Sep 1889 Emily E. Newcomer, Basil S. 5 Jan 1889 8 1771 5 Jan 1889 Emma Alice Walters, Abraham B. 27 Jun 1919 74 460 27 Jun 1919 Eva Myers, Harrison E. 30 Dec 1902 31 324 31 Dec 1902 Frances Louise Stange, Melvin H. 8 Jul 1958 169 51 8 Jul 1957 Gertrude Showman, William 16 Jan 1924 88 434 16 Jan 1924 Lulu Mae Wilson, Wilber E. 21 Oct 1929 104 148 21 Oct 1929 Margaret B. Honsaker, Sterling 28 Oct 1931 108 46 28 Oct 1931 Maude Morgan, George 8 May 1918 72 104 18 May 1918 Willice Crow, Omar 17 Aug 1929 103 390 17 Aug 1929


Rudolf Höss

Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss was the Nazi commandant of the Auschwitz extermination camp.

Höss (born November 25, 1900 died April 16, 1947) was born in Baden-Baden, a town in southwest Germany. In high school, he trained for the priesthood yet his father's death and the outset of World War I changed those career plans. In 1916, he joined the German army where he would be wounded three times and was twice awarded the Iron Cross. In 1920, Hoss joined the East Prussian Free Corps (Freikorps) and took part in the suppression of disturbances in Latvia and in quelling workers who were staging a revolt in the Ruhr. It was through the Freikorps, in early 1922, that Hoss was first introduced to Adolf Hitler.

Hoss immediately joined the Nazi Party and renounced his affiliation with the Catholic Church. When France and Belgium entered and occupied the Upper Rhine region in January 1923, Höss participated in the assassination of Freikorpsman Walter Kadow and was captured and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released in 1928 as part of the general amnesty.

In 1933, Hoss joined the SS and in 1934 he was attached to the SS at Dachau. On August 1, 1938, Hoss was appointed as adjutant of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp until his appointment as Kommandant of the newly-built camp at Auschwitz in early 1940.

In May 1941, SS commander Heinrich Himmler told Höss that Hitler had given orders for the final solution of the Jewish question and that "I have chosen the Auschwitz camp for this purpose." Höss converted Auschwitz into an extermination camp and installed gas chambers and crematoria that were capable of killing 2,000 people every hour. Counting corpses with the cool dedication of a trained bookkeeper, he went home each night to the loving embrace of his own family who lived on the camp grounds.

Watching millions of innocent human beings dissolve in the gas chambers, burn in the crematoriums and their teeth melt into gold bars, Höss wrote poetry about the "beauty" of Auschwitz.

Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann recounted in his memoirs how he was assigned in early 1942 to visit the Auschwitz death camp and report back to superiors on the killing of Jews. He wrote that the methods for killing were still crude, but these represented a gruesome foretaste of the factory-style gas chambers and crematoria that were to follow:

"Höss, the Kommandant, told me that he used sulfuric acid to kill. Round cotton wool filters were soaked with this poison and thrown into the rooms where the Jews were assembled. The poison was instantly fatal. He burned the corpses on an iron grill, in the open air. He led me to a shallow ditch where a large number of corpses had just been burned."

Höss eventually found that gassing by carbon monoxide was inefficient and introduced the cyanide gas Zyklon B. He later recalled:

"The gassing was carried out in the detention cells of Block 11. Proctected by a gas mask, I watched the killing myself. In the crowded cells, death came instantaneously the moment the Zyklon B was thrown in. A short, almost smothered cry, and it was all over. I must even admit that this gassing set my mind at rest, for the mass extermination of the Jews was to start soon, and at that time neither Eichmann nor I was certain as to how these mass killings were to be carried out. It would be by gas, but we did not know which gas and how it was to be used. Now we had the gas, and we had established a procedure."

Auschwitz became the killing centre where the largest numbers of European Jews were killed. After an experimental gassing there in September 1941 of 850 malnourished prisoners, mass murder became a daily routine. By mid 1942, mass gassing of Jews using Zyklon-B began at Auschwitz, where extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with 2.5 million persons eventually killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and burning.

At Auschwitz, so called camp doctors also performed vile and lethal medical experiments on concentration camps inmates, torturing Jewish children, Gypsy children and many others. "Patients" were put into pressure chambers, tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to various other traumas.

In late 1943, Höss was appointed chief inspector of the concentration camps and worked hard to improve the 'efficiency' of the other extermination centres. He performed his job so well that he was commended in a 1944 SS report that called him 'a true pioneer in this area because of his new ideas and educational methods.'

At the approach of the Red Army in 1945, Höss fled Auschwitz and went into hiding in Germany under the name Franz Lang. He was tracked down by Hanns Alexander, a German Jew who had fled Berlin in the 1930's, and was arrested by the Allied military police in 1946, who handed him over to the Polish authorities. In 1947, Hoss was tried and was sentenced to death. He was returned to Auschwitz to be hanged on a one-person gallows built outside the entrance to the gas chamber.

Before his execution, Höss related how he often felt weak-kneed at having to push hundreds of screaming, pleading children into the gas chambers:

"I did, however, always feel ashamed of this weakness of mine after I talked to Adolf Eichmann. He explained to me that it was especially the children who have to be killed first, because where was the logic in killing a generation of older people and leaving alive a generation of young people who can be possible avengers of their parents and can constitute a new biological cell for the reemerging of this people."

His last words acknowledged his responsibility for all that occurred in Auschwitz and he did not appeal for leniency. He only asked for permission to send a farewell letter to his family and to return his wedding ring to his wife. On the morning of April 16, 1947, several dozen yards from his former villa near Crematorium I in the main camp, Rudolf Höss was hanged.

These are excerpts from Höss' signed testimony given at the Post-War Nuremberg War Crime trials:

RUDOLF FRANZ FERDINAND HÖSS, being first duly sworn, depose and say as follows:

"I am forty­six years old, and have been a member of the NSDAPI since 1922 a member of the SS since 1934 a member of the Waffen­SS since 1939. I was a member from 1 December 1934 of the SS Guard Unit, the so­called Deathshead Formation (Totenkopf Verband).

I have been constantly associated with the administration of concentration camps since 1934, serving at Dachau until 1938 then as Adjutant in Sachsenhausen from 1938 - 5/1/1940, when I was appointed Kommandant of Auschwitz. I commanded Auschwitz until 12/1/1943 and estimate that at least 2.5 million victims were executed and exterminated there by gassing and burning, and at least another half million succumbed to starvation and disease making a total dead of about 3 million. This figure represents about 70-80% of all persons sent to Auschwitz as prisoners, the remainder having been selected and used for slave labor in the concentration camp industries included among the executed and burned were approximately 20,000 Russian prisoners of war (previously screened out of prisoner-of-war cages by the Gestapo) who were delivered at Auschwitz in Wehrmacht transports operated by regular Wehrmacht officers and men. The remainder of the total number of victims included about 100,000 German Jews, and great numbers of citizens, mostly Jewish, from Holland, France, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Greece, or other countries. We executed about 400,000 Hungarian Jews alone at Auschwitz in the summer of 1944.

until 12/1/1943 and know by reason of my continued duties in the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps, WVHA, that these mass executions continued as stated above. All mass executions by gassing took place under the direct order, supervision, and responsibility of RSHA. I received all orders for carrying out these mass executions directly from RSHA.

The 'Final Solution' of the Jewish question meant the complete extermination of all Jews in Europe. I was ordered to establish extermination facilities at Auschwitz in 6/1941. At that time, there were already in the General Government three other extermination camps: Belzek, Treblinka and Wolzek. These camps were under the Einsatzkommando of the Security Police and SD. I visited Treblinka to find out how they carried out their exterminations. The camp commandant at Treblinka told me that he had liquidated 80,000 in the course of one-half year. He was principally concerned with liquidating all the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. He used monoxide gas, and I did not think that his methods were very efficient. So when I set up the extermination building at Auschwitz, I used Zyklon B, which was a crystallized prussic acid which we dropped into the death chamber from a small opening. It took from 3-15 minutes to kill the people in the death chamber, depending upon climatic conditions. We knew when the people were dead because their screaming stopped. We usually waited about one-half hour before we opened the doors and removed the bodies. After the bodies were removed our special Kommandos took off the rings and extracted the gold from the teeth of the corpses.

Another improvement we made over Treblinka was that we built our gas chamber to accommodate 2000 people at one time whereas at Treblinka their 10 gas chambers only accommodated 200 people each. The way we selected our victims was as follows: We had two SS doctors on duty at Auschwitz to examine the incoming transports of prisoners. The prisoners would be marched by one of the doctors who would make spot decisions as they walked by. Those who were fit for work were sent into the camp. Others were sent immediately to the extermination plants. Children of tender years were invariably exterminated since by reason of their youth they were unable to work. Still another improvement we made over Treblinka was that at Treblinka the victims almost always knew that they were to be exterminated and at Auschwitz we endeavored to fool the victims into thinking that they were to go through a delousing process. Of course, frequently they realized our true intentions and we sometimes had riots and difficulties due to that fact. Very frequently women would hide their children under the clothes, but of course when we found them we would send the children in to be exterminated. We were required to carry out these exterminations in secrecy but of course the foul and nauseating stench from the continuous burning of bodies permeated the entire area and all of the people living in the surrounding communities knew that exterminations were going on at Auschwitz.

We received from time to time special prisoners from the local Gestapo office. The SS doctors killed such prisoners by injections of benzine. Doctors had orders to write ordinary death certificates and could put down any reason at all for the cause of death.

From time to time we conducted medical experiments on women inmates, including sterilization and experiments relating to cancer. Most of the people who died under these experiments had been already condemned to death by the Gestapo.

I understand English as it is written above. The above statements are true this declaration is made by me voluntarily and without compulsion after reading over the statement I have signed and executed the same at Nuremberg, Germany, on the 4/5/1946. - Rudolf Höss."

Sources: The Holocaust Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.

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5. Famines in India

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Between 12 and 29 million Indians died of starvation while it was under the control of the British Empire, as millions of tons of wheat were exported to Britain as famine raged in India.

In 1943, up to four million Bengalis starved to death when Winston Churchill diverted food to British soldiers and countries such as Greece while a deadly famine swept through Bengal.

Talking about the Bengal famine in 1943, Churchill said: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”


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