Monday, April 18, 2011

Military Monday: George W. Gibbs

George W. Gibbs, soldier in Co's B & H 28th Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

George was first mustered into Co B, 28th Regt. on June 28 1861 as a musician. Transferred to Co H on April 29th 1864 and discharged July 20 1864. (History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature, by Samuel P. Bates.)Pages 442 and 465.

George is found along with his family, wife Catherine M. and children Margaret, William H., Joseph, Morris, Rebecca E., Elizabeth C., and George W.,  on the US Federal Census, June 1900, Westmoreland County, Mount Pleasant Borough, Enumeration District 120, Sheet 5A.  I believe Morris to actually be Maurice L. who is listed on the other side of this marker 1893-1972

George is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Pa.

George W. Gibbs
1835 - 1902

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sentimental Sunday; Visiting Graves

After four months I finally was able to visit my mom's grave. We had the "grave side' services at the chapel in the cemetery because of a snow storm. It seems to always rain or snow for our family's graveside services. Mom was a very dedicated and productive soul. She went from high school into nursing school and worked at the same hospital her whole career. We were all born in that hospital and that's where she spent her last 3 days, surrounded by her loving family
Last Sunday we did a round of grave visits. Every stone, every grave tells a story. It's part of history. It's not macabre. I took pix with my android if I could just figure out how to put them on here...
' long as someone remembers you live forever...'.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Surname Saturday: Gochenour

For Surname Saturday I am posting the Desendants of Jacob Gochenour.
This surname has been found to be spelled multiple ways, including Gochenour, Cochenour, Couchenour, Coughenour to name a few. Also census takers have done a good job of butchering it also.
We would love to hear from anyone who could also be connected.

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