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Birth and Death Dates of the Family Members Found on "Important": Elizabeth Kennard Robson's Tribute

 The following information is a superficial genealogy of those mentioned in "Important": Elizabeth Kennard Robson's Tribute

     The note's author, Elizabeth Kennard Robson, was born in 1866. As of yet, her husband is unknown, She died in 1946 and was buried in Middletown Cemetery, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (Link to Find-A-Grave

     Robson's  Grandmother was Elizabeth (Newton) Cook (Feb 20, 1806-March 6, 1881). She is buried in Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery in Kent County, Delaware. (Find-A-Grave added "Dill" to her name. That name is neither on her headstone or in Robson's write-up, so I'm going to leave that alone.) Elizabeth (and, as of yet, an unknown fellow or fellows) had three children. Only two of the children are pertinent to this piece. 

      Armina Davis Cook Kennard was Robson's birth mother. Armina's birthdate is unknown. She married William Groom Kennard (1826-1898).* They had one child, the author of the "important" note, Elizabeth Kennard Robson.  Armina Died on December 18, 1870, when Robson was only four years old. Armina is also buried in the Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery in Kent County, Delaware. (Link to Find-A-Grave) After her mother's death it seems that Armina's sister, Mary, took over the care of the child. 

      Mary A. Cook Spencer was born in 1848. She married Leonard M. Spencer (1827-1914). Clearly, from Robson's note, the Spencers lived in Philadelphia. Yet, from information on found on Find-A-Grave, both Mary and Leonard are buried in the Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery in Kent County, Delaware. (Link to Find-A-Grave)

     Mary and Armina's sister was Susan B. Cook Pleasanton. She was born in 1828 and died in 1900. Her husband was Edward Pleasonton (1812-1894). They were buried in the Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery.(Link to Find-A-Grave)

      Isaac Newton (1643-1727). "Astronomer. English Quaker Stock." 

*Note he and Robson were both buried in Middletown Cemetery, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Robson's grandmother, mother, and Aunt were all buried in the Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery in Delaware. 

This Aston Martin DBS has Live in a Barn Since 1986 (Link) Autoblog

For a moment, think of every major event that has occurred in your life since 1986 (if you're old enough, of course). Many birthdays have come and gone, children have grown to become adults, and we went from listening to "Rock Me Amadeus" to well... Justin Bieber. In a nutshell, things have changed quite a bit, but not for everything. In 1986, this Aston Martin DBS was rolled into a barn and locked safely away from prying eyes, and for the last 30 years, that is exactly where it has remained, until now. The dusty yet gorgeous Aston will cross the Silverstone Auctions block in May, where it's expected to fetch upwards of £60,000 (about $87,000). New in 1968, it would have cost about £4,470. Read More

David Kendlehart and Eliza Bowen

     When first researching the Margaretta Bowen Wissler letter, I originally thought the letter was written by Wissler's niece, Margaretta Kendlehart (1847-1934). As such, I began to explore the Kendlehart family and found the Gettysburg family fascinating. I've included some of that initial research (below), which stemmed from the search for Margaretta Kendlehart. 

       Like his father, John Kendlehart, David Kendlehart (1813-1891) became a shoemaker. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, David built a successful general boot and shoe store in which he both manufactured and sold footwear. In 1841, he married Eliza Ann Bowen (1815-1902), daughter of James Bowen.The store was successful enough that it sustained his family for forty years and allowed David and Eliza to retire in comfort. 

     David was also civic-minded and served as the president of the Gettysburg city council, among other positions for which he received no pay. Kendlehart was serving in this capacity when Confederate General Early, made demands upon the borough to provide his army with money, clothing, and food. As stated in The History of Cumberland and Adams CountiesPennsylvania,

This was the first sight of an army that had come to destroy and subdue, and no one but those who were here enjoying the fruits of their hard labors, can express the prevalent feeling when asked to surrender their own to the would-be destroyers of our Government.*

      Kendlehart maintained his cool in the face of the intruders and in a letter dated June 26, 1863, he responded to Early's peremptory request:

"Gen. Early,

     Sir: the authorities of the borough of Gettysburg, in answer to the demand made upon the same borough and county by you, say their authority extends but to the borough; that the requisition asked for can not be given, because it is utterly impossible to comply. The quantities required are far beyond that in our possession. In compliance, however, to the demand, we will request the stores to be opened and the citizens to furnish whatever they can of such provisions, etc., as may be asked. Further we can not promise. By authority of the council of the borough of Gettysburg, I hereunto, as president of said board, attach my name. D. Kendlehart

      On July 4, 1863, Kendlehart in company with his sons John and James William and George Arnold, Esq. were able to get through Union lines to General Meade where they supplied as much information as they could about Early's army.

      This incident was not the only event which lends to describing Kendlehart's character.  David Kendlehart was out-spoken against slavery and the following anecdote demonstrates his commitment to his beliefs. A Mr. Hartman drove into town and asked Kendlehart where he could find a Justice of the Peace. Kendlehart heard that Hartman was holding an African American with the intent of returning her to her owner. Once Hartman was involved with the JP, Kendlehart persuaded the woman to run. When Hartman came out and began looking for the escapee, Hartman sent him looking in the wrong direction. It was rumored that she met up with her husband, who had escaped a short time before her own flight. Due to Kendlehart's actions they were able to break "their chain of slavery." Best, Pat

     In 1841, David Kendlehart married Eliza Bowen (d/o James Bowen). They had the following children:

     Mary C. Kendlehart

Sarah L. Kendlehart

Margaretta B. Kendlehart (married William P. McCartney)

John L. Kendlehart

J. William Kendlehart

*All of the research was found in  History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania. Warner, Beers & Co. Chicago, 1886 pp 357-358

 

The Trendiest Hairstyle the Year You Were Born (Link) by Sam Escobar

By Sam Escobar for Good Housekeeping

1926: BROWBAND

A thin, sometimes jeweled piece of fabric worn around the forehead, this style was dubbed the "headache band" — not exactly an appealing accessory nickname, but it looks so chic! Read More (and Pictures)

This is the Last Known Photo of Hitler (Link) Amanda Macias

Amanda Macias for Business Insider

Shortly before committing suicide in his underground Führerbunker, Hitler stepped outside with an SS officer to survey nearby bomb damage from Allied forces.

On April 30, 1945, Hitler learned that Berlin had fallen into Allied control and that his Third Reich, after 12 years, would inevitably be destroyed. Read More

The Thompson Hudson Jr. And Anna (Cooper) Hudson Family

  Thompson Hudson, Jr. married Anna Cooper in 1877. Together they had nine children. 

I. Rachel Hudson2. Dickey Hudson3. Mary C. Hudson4. Keziah H. Hudson5. Margaret S. Huson6. Bessie R. Hudson7. Ida C. Hudson8. Martha A. Hudson9. Thompson Hudson III 

Was a Ghost Spotted at the Hotel that Inspired "The Shining" (Link)

This had just enough historical content to make it here onto Passed Time. Besides, who doesn't love "The Shining" and a good haunting? Enjoy, Pat

 

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One man thought he photographed an empty lobby, but the image he uploaded shows a scene straight out of The Shining.

 

Henry Yau, a publicist from Houston, said he was inspired to visit The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado after hearing stories of its paranormal past.

According to the website, the hotel had been "collecting spirits" since 1872, ....Read More 

The Great San Francisco Earthquake: Photographs from 110 Years Ago (Link)

By Alan Taylor for The Atlantic

SAN FRANCISCO MISSION DISTRICT BURNING IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906. THE ORIGINAL CAPTION READS: “PROBABLY FULTON STREET, NEAR GOUGH. THIS WAS THE EDGE OF THE FIRE DISTRICT.” Read More

Inside the Squalid Tenements of 1890s New York City (Link) by Alex Arbuckle

By Alex Arbuckle for Mashable

In the last decades of the 19th century, lower Manhattan was a densely packed collection of slums. With waves of immigrants entering the city and land at a premium, landlords bought up buildings and subdivided them into ever smaller partitions, housing dozens of people together in squalid, dark, unventilated rooms. Buildings often covered 90% of a standard 25-by-100-foot lot, with windows and ventilation only at the front and back. Read More

Whitcraft Scrapbook: Lost Ring and Family Reunion

    These were found on the same page in the scrapbook as the obituary of Sarah Miles Hanna (see front page, the obituary with an actual photograph of Hanna). It is our hopes that the ring was found and the reunion was a success. Although, I do not know about the ring, I suspect the reunion was quite the party as the Whitcraft family had many reunions throughout the years. Best, Pat

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Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.

 

 

The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

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USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.

 

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Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to

 

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BibleRescue - Reuniting famly bibles with family

The family bible is a family's connection to the past and future. It connects an entire family across generations to their history, to their faith and provides an understanding of who their ancestors were. Family bibles often contain locks of hair, photographs, newspaper articles in addition to names, dates of birth, death and marriages.

 

 

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Fastnacht Day: February 28 at

York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.

 

York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017

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Jonathan Mifflin turns down York County post

York, Pa., really is the center of the universe, especially when you consider its place in historical events. Local historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | Preserving the culture of Mennonite-related faith communities in Lancaster County

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, "The Trail of Greenywalt's Boys."

 

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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

 

African American History Month programs among 18 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor eight free programs during January 2018

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season

 

“Doctor Who and William Penn” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 19, 2017

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs July 28, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 7

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 29, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 6

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Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware

 

Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5

 

Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3

 

Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017

 

New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum

 

“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled

 

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Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.

 

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.

 

'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.

 

 

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