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10151 Victor Amadeus I (Italian: Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia, May 8, 1587 - October 7, 1637) was the Duke of Savoy from 1630 to 1637. He was also titular King of Cyprus and Jerusalem.

He was born in Turin to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy and Catherine Micaela of Spain. He spent much of his childhood at the Spanish court in Madrid. When his brother prince Filippo Emanuele died, he became legitimate heir to the duchy and received the loyalty swore of the court at Racconigi on January 21, 1607.

After a crisis with relationships with Spain, he was married to Louis XIII of France's daughter Christine Marie.

Victor Amadeus became Duke of Savoy after his father's death in 1630. Charles Emmanuel's policies had brought a great instability in the relationships with France and Spain, and troops were needed to defend the Duchy. As money was lacking to recruit mercenaries or train indigenous soldiers, Victor Amadeus signed a peace treaty with Spain. With the Treaty of Cherasco, Savoy was given back Pinerolo, although, according to a secret point of the agreement, that important stronghold was to remain to France in exchange of Geneve.

Subsequently, under the direction of Cardinal Richelieu, Victor Amadeus attempted to create an anti-Spanish league in Italy. In 1637 he crushed a Spanish army at battle of Mombaldone.

On September 25 1637, Victor Amadeus fell ill after a dinner offered by the Duke of CrÈqui. Carried to Turin, he died here on October 7. 
SAVOY, Victor Amadeus I Duke Of (I48257)
10152 Victor Amadeus II (Vittorio Amedeo Francesco; 14 May 1666[1] ? 31 October 1732) was Duke of Savoy from 1675 to 1730. He also held the titles of marquis of Saluzzo, duke of Montferrat, prince of Piedmont and count of Aosta, Moriana and Nice.

Louis XIV organised his marriage in order to maintain French influence in the Duchy, but Victor Amadeus soon broke away from the influence of France. At his father's death in 1675, his mother took over a regency in the name of her nine-year-old son and would remain in de facto power till 1684 when Victor Amadeus banished her further involvement in the state.[2]

Having fought in the War of the Spanish Succession, he became king of Sicily in 1713, but he was forced to exchange this title and instead became king of Sardinia.[3]

Victor Amadeus left a considerable cultural influence in Turin, remodeling the Royal Palace of Turin, Palace of Venaria, Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, as well as building the Basilica of Superga where he rests.[4]

Infancy and regency
Victor Amadeus was born in Turin to Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy and his second wife Marie Jeanne of Savoy. Named after his paternal grandfather Victor Amadeus I he was their only child.[2] As an infant he was styled as the Prince of Piedmont, traditional title of the heir apparent to the duchy of Savoy. A weak child, his health was greatly monitored. As an infant he had a passion for soldiers and was noted as being very intelligent.[2]

His father died in June 1675 in Turin at the age of forty after a series of convulsive fevers.[5] His mother was declared Regent of Savoy and, known as Madame Royale at court, took power. In 1677, during her regency, she tried to arrange a marriage between Victor Amadeus and his first cousin Infanta Isabel Luísa of Portugal, the presumptive heiress of her father, Peter II and Victor Amadeus' aunt. His mother urged him to agree to the marriage, as this would have left Marie Jeanne permanently in control of the Duchy of Savoy as Regent because her son would have had to live in Portugal with his new wife. The duchy would then revert to the Kingdom of Portugal at her death. Victor Amadeus refused, and a party was even formed which refused to recognise his leaving Savoy. Despite a marriage contract being signed between Portugal and Savoy on 15 May 1679,[6] the marriage between Victor Amadeus and the Infanta came to nothing and was thus cancelled.

Other candidates included Maria Antonia of Austria, a Countess Palatine of Neuburg and Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici. Victor Amadeus was keen on the match with Tuscany and negotiations were kept secret from France even though the match never happened. Under the influence of Louis XIV and Marie Jeanne, Victor Amadeus was forced to marry a French princess Anne Marie d'Orléans. His mother was keen on the match and had always promoted French interests having been born in Paris a member of a cadet branch of the House of Savoy.[7] He asked for Anne Marie's hand in March 1684, Victor Amadeus, who had been using political allies to gain support to end his mother's grip on power, succeeded in 1684 when she was banished from further influence in the state.[8]

Salt wars
A significant event of his mother's regency was the Salt Wars of 1680. These rebellions were caused by the unpopular taxes on salt in all cities in Savoy. The system had been put in place by Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in order to raise money for the crown. The annual payment of a tax which had been in place for over 100 years caused great discontent and rebellion finally broke out in Mondovì, where the people refused to pay taxes to the emissary of Savoy, Andrea Cantatore di Breo. The unrest caused an army to be sent to stop the unrest in the town, which was pacified quickly. However, in the town of Montaldo, the unrest began again and was more serious than before. 200 soldiers were killed in warfare which lasted for several days.

The news of these rebellions soon reached a wider scope and it became clear that soon the whole of Piedmont was on the verge of revolt. Power at this point still being with Victor Amadeus' mother, she ordered representatives of the town of Mondovì to go to Turin to conclude treaties and were cordially welcomed by the young Victor Amadeus, who agreed to the treaties. The event had allowed Victor Amadeus a chance to exert some power.

Duke of Savoy
Having succeeded in ending his mother's power in Savoy, Victor Amadeus looked to his oncoming marriage with the youngest child of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (brother of Louis XIV) and Henrietta of England. The contract of marriage between Anne Marie and the Duke of Savoy was signed at Versailles on 9 April; On 10 April 1684, Anne Marie was married at Versailles, by proxy, to Victor Amadeus. The couple were married in person on 6 May 1684.

At the urging of Louis, Victor Amadeus II began a large scale persecution of the Vaudois (Piedmontese and Savoyard Protestants) in 1685. The state had been bankrupted due to various conflicts and a famine in 1679 which had used all last resources.[9] Due to his alliances with England and the Dutch Republic during the Nine Years War, he was forced to cease this practice from 1688, and in 1694 granted an Edict of Toleration. However, in 1698 Louis XIV forced him to expel all Protestant immigrants from Savoy in accordance with a treaty of 1696.[10]

During this period he became anxious to free himself of domination by Louis, and his first sign of independence was his independent visit to Venice in 1687, where he conferred with Prince Eugene of Savoy and others. Louis discovered this and demanded that Victor Amadeus launch another expedition against the Vaudois; he grudgingly complied, but as described below soon chose the allies countering France.[11]

Victor Amadeus II undertook sweeping administrative reforms within Savoy. In 1696 he established a system of intendants, based on the French model, responsible for collecting taxes and law enforcement. In 1697 he began a land survey which was largely completed by 1711, the Perequazione, to examine the land holdings and privileges of the Church and nobility. In 1717 he reformed the secretariat system in Turin establishing individual secretaries for war, internal affairs and foreign affairs. From the 1670s he also had a new administrative zone built in Turin, around the ducal palace. This zone included a military academy, the ministry of war, a mint, and a customs house. This work was still ongoing upon his death.

Victor Amadeus also undertook a number of military reforms. Often when one of his key fortresses was under attack, he would replace its commanding officer with one of his most reliable and trusted leaders.[12] In 1690 he established a select militia within his territories, and he later overhauled the militia system in 1714 and strictly codified it. This included an obligation for each region under his rule to provide a number of men for the militia based on population.[13] From 1713 he also began to establish his own navy based on the limited Sicilian naval forces he had been granted.

Victor Amadeus was able to use the experienced armies he developed in foreign wars to establish more firm control within his own territories. Faced with rebellion by Mondovì at the end of the century, he brought a force of veterans from the Nine Years War there and re-established his authority. He employed a similar strategy against an anti-tax riot in Cigliano in 1724.[14]

Under his mother's regency Savoy, despite being a state of the Holy Roman Empire, was closely linked to and heavily dependent upon France, essentially becoming a French satellite. Victor Amadeus II broke this link by joining alliances against France in both the Nine Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession.[15] Savoy was considered a valuable ally in both wars due to its geographical position, enabling a second front to be opened against France in the south.[16] Savoy relied heavily on foreign subsidies, particularly from England and the Dutch Republic, in both wars to maintain its armies.

Nine Years War
At the start of the Nine Years War, Savoy had three regiments in the service of France in Flanders. Victor Amadeus struggled throughout the early part of the war to bring those troops back into his own use.[17] Part of the agreement he reached with the Grand Alliance against France was that they would enable him to recover Pinerolo,[15] which his predecessor and namesake had lost decades before. In 1692, he was the only member of the Grand Alliance to bring the war to French lands, invading the Dauphiné. In 1695 and 1696, he secretly negotiated a separate treaty with Louis XIV of France which included the return of Pinerolo to Savoy.[18] Throughout the war, he greatly increased the size of the army of Savoy from about 8500 to more than 24000.[19]

During the War of the Spanish Succession, foreign subsidies amounted for almost half of the revenue raised by Savoy to fight the war. The end of the Nine Years' War had helped to design a new balance on the continent: at the death the childless Charles II of Spain he left his throne to Philip, grandson of Louis XIV. The will stated that should Philip not accept it would go to his brother Charles. Victor Amadeus was himself in line to succeed, as a great-grandson of Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain.[20] As a result, Victor Amadeus expected compensation in the form of a territory which had been owned by the vast Spanish empire. Victor Amadeus had his eye on the Duchy of Milan which, having signed a treaty with Louis XIV, had support in conquering the duchy. With the Treaty of Vigevano in October 1696, however Louis XIV's support waned.[20] Victor Amadeus subsequently allied himself with Emperor Leopold I.

England and Austria ignored his claim, the latter of which had a candidate in the person of Archduke Charles, who immediately proclaimed himself King of Spain. The Grand Duke of Tuscany also ignored his claims. In the meantime he pursued the expansion of Savoy and bought various fiefdoms of the Holy Roman Empire.

Victor Amadeus was in a position where on most sides of Savoy was a Bourbon ruler, the enemy of Philip V, and he was forced to let French troops enter his lands in order to get Milan which Victor Amadeus had wanted so greatly. Forced to ally himself again this time to Louis XIV and his grandson in Spain, his daughter Maria Luisa was used as a pawn to seal this alliance. His daughter subsequently married Philip V in 1701.[21] In 1701, he fought bravely at the Battle of Chiari, fought in the name of Bourbon control of Milan.[21] By 1702, Victor Amadeus was considering changing allegiance to the emperor again having entered secret correspondence with the emperor who promised him the Duchy of Montferrat. In order to appease him, the emperor increased his bribe, adding various territories in Lombardy, Victor Amadeus having ignored him.

In 1703, Victor Amadeus switched sides, joining the Grand Alliance as he had in the Nine Years War.[22] Savoy fared particularly badly against the larger French forces resulting in a siege of Turin in 1706.[23] Anne Marie's uncle, Louis XIV (along with Spanish forces from Anne Marie's second cousin Philip V of Spain), besieged Turin during the Battle of Turin. French troops were under the control of Anne Marie's half brother, the Duke of Orléans.[citation needed] She and her sons were forced to flee Turin with the grandmother for the safety of Genoa.[24] Turin was saved by the combined forces of Victor Amadeus and Prince Eugene of Savoy in September 1706.[23]

King of Sardinia
As a result of his aid in the War of the Spanish Succession, Victor Amadeus II was made King of Sicily in 1713 under the Treaty of Utrecht which ended the war. Victor Amadeus was forced to exchange Sicily for the less important kingdom of Sardinia in 1720 after objections from an alliance of four nations, including several of his former allies.[25] The duke was a marquis and Prince and Perpetual Vicar in the Holy Roman Empire.

As ruler of an independent kingdom and a key player in the recent war, Victor Amadeus significantly expanded his foreign relations. As a duke, he had envoys and embassies in France, the Empire, and Rome. In 1717, he established his own foreign office.[26]

Having done much to improve the state of his inheritance in 1684, Victor Amadeus took the decision to abdicate in September 1730. The previous month the lonely king had lost most of his family, including his favourite and eldest son the Prince of Piedmont, and sought the security of a previous mistress Anna Canalis di Cumiana. The couple were married in a private ceremony on 12 August 1730 in the Royal Chapel in Turin having obtained permission from Pope Clement XII. Still attractive in her forties, Victor Amadeus had long been in love with her and as a wedding gift, created her the Marchioness of Spigno.[27] The couple made their marriage public on 3 September 1730 much to the dismay of the court. A month later, Victor Amadeus announced his wish to abdicate the throne and did so in a ceremony at the Castle of Rivoli on the day of his marriage. His son succeeded him as Charles Emmanuel III.

Taking the style of King Victor Amadeus, he and Anna moved into the château de Chambéry outside the capital. The couple took a small retinue of servants and Victor Amadeus was kept informed of matters of state. He insisted on having a Louis XIV-style wig with him at all times as his only luxury.

Under the influence of Anna, in 1731 having suffered a stroke, Victor Amadeus decided he wanted to resume his tenure on the throne and informed his son of his decision.[28] Arrested by his son, he was transported to the Castle of Moncalieri and Anna was taken to a house for reformed prostitutes at the Castle of Ceva but was later allowed to return to the Castle of Rivoli where her husband was moved. She was returned to him on 12 April. The stroke seemed to have affected Victor Amadeus in a way which caused him to later turn violent towards his wife, blaming her for his misfortunes.[25]

King Victor Amadeus died in September 1732 and was buried in the Convent of San Giuseppe di Carignano. His son decided not to bury him in the Basilica of Superga which Victor Amadeus had built and where he asked to be buried, as his son did not want to remind the public of the scandal which his abdication had caused. Anna was moved to the Convent of the Visitation in Pinerolo where she died aged 88.[25]

Cultural legacy
Despite his political reforms and his passion for trying to increase the importance of Savoy in Europe, Victor Amadeus left a considerable cultural legacy in the city of his birth. In 1697 Victor Amadeus commissioned Le Notre to lay out large gardens at the Palace of Turin where he had previously commissioned the Viennese Daniel Seiter to paint a famous gallery which exists to this day. Victor Amadeus subsequently had Seiter knighted. He also encouraged musical patronage in Savoy and the court became a centre for various musicians of the period.

Being crowned King of Sicily in Palermo in December 1713, he returned to Turin in September 1714. From Palermo he brought back Filippo Juvarra, an Italian architect who had spent many years in Rome.[29] Juvarra was patronised by Victor Amadeus and was the mind behind the remodelling of the Royal Palace of Turin, Palace of Venaria, Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi as well as building the Basilica of Superga. The architect was also responsible for various roads and piazza's in Turin. Victor Amadeus' mother also used Juvarra for the famous staircase within the Palazzo Madama where she lived after being banished.[29]

In 1997 the UNESCO added a group of buildings which were connected to Victor Amadeus and his family to be added to have World Heritage status. These buildings including the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Madama, the Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi and his wife's Villa della Regina were grouped as the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy.[30]

Family and issue
His distant relationship with his mother was always strained and has been blamed on her ambition to keep power to herself.[31] Marie Jeanne spent most of her time relegated to state business which she enjoyed and had little time for her only child whom she kept under close supervision in order to make sure he would try to assume power.[31] Anne Marie gave her husband six children but also had two stillbirths of each gender one in 1691 and again in 1697. Three of these children would go on to have further progeny including the eldest Maria Adelaide who was the mother of Louis XV of France. His second daughter Maria Luisa known in the family as Louison would marry Philip V of Spain in 1701 and was also regent of Spain for various periods. These two marriages were tactics used by Louis XIV to keep Victor Amadeus close to France prior to the War of the Spanish Succession.[32]

Anne Marie would remain a devoted wife. She quietly accepted his extramarital affairs; the longest one being with the famed beauty Jeanne Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes by whom he had two children. Jeanne Baptiste was his mistress for eleven years and eventually fled Savoy due to Victor Amadeus' obsession with her. Victor Amadeus subsequently had his daughter with Jeanne Baptiste, Maria Vittoria, marry the Prince of Carignano from which the present Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples is a direct descendant.[33] His favourite child was Victor Amadeus born in 1699 and given the title Prince of Piedmont as heir apparent. The Prince of Piedmont later died in 1715 from smallpox[34] Anne Marie died in 1728 after a series of heart attacks.[35]

His relationship with his younger son and eventual successor Charles Emmanuel was a cold one and the two were never close.[36] Victor Amadeus organised the first two marriages of Charles Emmanuel the first one being to Anne Christine of Sulzbach, daughter of the Count Palatine of Sulzbach which produced a son which died in infancy.[37] The second marriage was to Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg a first cousin of Anne Christine and mother of six children including the future Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia.[27]

Legitimate issue
Maria Adelaide of Savoy (1685?1712); married Louis, Duke of Burgundy and had issue;
Maria Anna of Savoy (1687?1690);
Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688?1714) married Philip V of Spain and had issue;
Victor Amadeus of Savoy (1699?1715) died unmarried;
Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (1701?1773); the next Duke of Savoy and King of Sardinia.
Emanuele Philibert of Savoy (1705-1705) died in infancy.
Illegitimate issue
Maria Vittoria of Savoy (1690?1766) married Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano and had issue;
Vittorio Francesco of Savoy (1694?1762) married Maria Lucrezia Franchi di Pont, had no issue; 
SAVOY, King of Sicily and Sardinia Victor Amadeus II Of (I96376)
10153 Vincent emigrated to America,and is supposed to have been the progenitor of all of the names in the United States. Vincent and his family are first heard of at Plymouth, Mass., in 1637, and again at Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1639. They removed to Rehoboth, Mass., and about 1644 to New Haven, Connecticut. The group arrived in Hammonassett, East Guilford (now Madison) Conn. in 1654, where Vincent Built a house. There is a tradition that his was the first interment in Hammonassett Cemetery. From that day to the present time the name is synonymous in this country with public service, and many of the line have attained to eminence, with honors, both public and private. His wife died before his migration. MEIGS, Vincent (I39212)
10154 Viola A. Derby Brombley, "Derby Genealogy" Being a record of the Descendants of Thomas Derby of Stow Massachusetts (Name: The Grafton Press - Genealogical Publishers;). Source (S00013)
10155 Violet May Lust
October 12, 1924 - December 14, 2012
Pine Island, New York

Monday, December 17
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
T.S. Purta Funeral Home
690 County Route# 1
Pine Island, NY 10969

Funeral Services
Tuesday, December 18
10:00 AM 2437149
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
70 Little York Road
Warwick, NY 10990

Tuesday, December 18
St. Peter's Cemetery
Little York Road
Warwick, NY 10990

Violet May Lust, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on December 14, 2012 at home. She was 88.

The daughter of the late William Crum & Rose Talmadge, she was born on October 12, 1924 in Sussex County, NJ.

Violet retired from Valley View Infirmary, Goshen, NY. Before that she worked in the family's apple and peach orchard. Violet was a loving mother and grandmother, and a kind person to all that knew her. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Island, NY.

She is survived by her two children; Dr. Kenneth F. Gray and wife Dawn of Birmingham, AL, Dixie Putkowski and husband Leonard of Pine Island, NY, four grandchildren: Mark Putkowski and wife Lisa of Pine Island, NY, Joanne Fairweather and husband Richard of Sussex, NJ, Kenneth Gray Jr. and wife Elsy of Birmingham, AL, and Bret Gray of Birmingham, AL. Five great-grandchildren: Sarah and Samantha Fairweather, Leah and Andrew Putkowski, and Zachary Gray; brother, Sidney Crum and wife Virginia of Hamburg, NJ and many nieces and nephews; her dog and close companion Barney; and best friend Marie Schmick of the state of FL. Mom, Gram, we will all miss you deeply and you will always be in our thoughts.

Violet was predeceased by her husband Clifford J. Lust, son Ronald Gray, and her three sisters, Jenny Babcock, Margaret Connor and Sarah Shauger.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 17th from 5-9PM at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.

Funeral service will be held 10:00AM on Tuesday, December 18th at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Little York Road, Warwick.

Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Warwick, NY.

The family would like to thank all the Hospice workers who made Violet's last days comfortable.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550

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CRUM, Violet May (I94831)
10156 Violetta, m. Osborn Olmstead. They lived a few years in N.Y. City, then went to Wayne Co., Pa. RAYMOND, Violetta (I91741)
10157 Virgil is a son of Mosiah Hall and Rose Ann Walton. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1913 to South Africa. He returned to Salt Lake City three years later and was working as a farmer for his father in Geneva, Idaho when he registered for the World War I draft in 1917. It is noted on the registration card that Virgil was medium tall, with medium build. He had gray eyes and light brown hair.
Virgil married Leah Snow on June 12, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They lived in Salt Lake City where Virgil was a manager for a hardware store. They became parents to four children: Marjorie, Norman, Gilbert, and Janice.

Posted on Find A Grave by Julie Haws 
HALL, Virgil Clyde (I97727)
10158 Virginia C. Smith, 92, of Indianapolis, crossed over March 3, 2014. She was born June 21, 1921, in Richmond, VA, to the late Clarence C. and Nora L. Godfrey Calvin.

Virginia was a 1939 graduate of Warren Central High School. She was an organist, pianist and choir director for several churches, and had worked for Shirley Brothers Mortuaries for over 33 years. Virginia was a longtime member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

Virginia is survived by her children, Merrilinda Griffin ("Skeets"), Robin "Rob" Smith (Mary Ruth), Kent Smith and Ginny Mills; 14 grandchildren; and over 50 great-grandchildren.

A daughter-in-law, Debbie Smith, preceded her in death.

Servies entrusted to Shirley Brothers.
CALVIN, Virginia (I79084)
10159 Virginia Ivansek(1924 - 2017)
Ivansek, Virginia

Virginia "Ginger" Elaine Ivansek, age 93, of Oshkosh, WI passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Ginger was born in Joliet, Illinois on January 11, 1924 to Valentine and Maria (Bett) Bortoli. She married Thomas "Tom" Ivansek on October 10, 1943 in Joliet, Illinois. Shortly after, they started a family and had three boys, Thomas Jr. Terry and Ted. In 1980, they moved to Omro, Wisconsin.

Ginger was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved painting ceramics, going out for Chinese food and telling jokes. She was kind and caring and loved being with her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Ginger is survived by her two sons, Thomas R. (Robin) of Oshkosh and Ted (Robin) of Arcadia, Florida, her grandchildren, Mark (Jenny) Ivansek, Ashley (Troy) Rolph and Holly (Brett) Meuret; step grandchildren Kyle and April Morley; great grandchildren Madison, Arabella, Leah and Gabriel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom and son Terry, her parents, her four brothers and two sisters.

In honor of her life and memory, family and friends will gather at the Kwiatkowski Funeral Home in Omro on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a time of visitation and sharing of memories from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ringwala, Ginger's friends at Simeanna, the nurses of Mercy Medical Center, Affinity hospice nurses, Bethel Home nurses and staff, and Ginger's dear friend Linda Gawaresky for her love and support.
BORTOLI, Virginia Elaine (I07057)

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, age 71, passed away November 29, 1993 in Sandy Utah.

Born January 14, 1922 in Huntington Beach, California daughter of Robert S. and Grace Slosson Moore. Married Robert T. Maxfield, June 3, 1958 in Salt Lake City.

She was active in civic and professional organization throughout her life. Past President of Long Beach Quota Club, President of Signal Hill Rotary Anns, President of American Society of Women Accountants, and contributed to the Published Oral History of Signal Hill.

For 30 years, she and her husband, Bob, operated Maxfield Auto Parts, Signal Hill, California. Survived by husband, Robert T. (Bob) Maxfield; two daughters, Sahron (Bill) Leitch of Mtn. View, Hawaii and Cindy Lidgard of Long Beach, California; sister, Ramona (Joel) Ellis of Long Beach, Calif. grandchildren, Michael, Warren, and Angela; five great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Friday, Dec. 3, 1993 at 11:00 a.m. in the Larken Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, where friends may call Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the service. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) 
MOORE, Virginia P. (I89433)
10161 Visitation of England and Wales Notes Vol. 6, 1906. Source (S03529)
10162 Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, by James N. Arnold @ NEHGS, Source Medium: (null)
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10163 Vital Records Extracted from the Yates County Chronicle

Editor: Stafford C. Cleveland

January - April 1875

28 January 1875

Died at the residence of Seymour Tracy, Esq., in this village on Monday evening, Jan. 25th, 1875, Mrs. Charlotte Kneeland, at the age of nearly eighty-eight years. This aged lady was the mother of Mrs. Seymour Tracy of this village, of Mrs. Martin Spencer, formerly of this village and now of Galva, Ill.; also of A.J. Kneeland, Esq., a former resident of this village and resident at Homer, N.Y. Mrs. Kneeland was born in 1787 and was one of the seventeen children of Ephraim Kidder, who was from Spencertown, Columbia county, and settled in Benton in 1800. His wife was Sarah Spencer, an aunt of Truman and Elijah Spencer. He died in 1836 at the age of eighty-two.?His daughter Charlotte, the subject of this notice, married in 1807 Amasa Kneeland of East Haddam, Connecticut.?They settled in Marcellus, Onondaga county, where he died, leaving ten surviving children?. 
KIDDER, Charlotte (I33244)
10164 Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the year 1850 Vol II-Marriages. Source (S03531)
10165 Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the year 1850 Vol. I-Births. Source (S03532)
10166 Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts to the year 1850 Vol. III-Deaths. Source (S03533)
10167 Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society;), Source Medium: Book
At the Charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund,1911
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10168 Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts to the year 1849, Vol 1 - Births. Source (S03535)
10169 Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Source (S03536)
10170 Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts list Mary Leverett as a Mrs. Not sure if this is the correct Mary. Further research will be needed to verify. LEVERETT, Mary (I35828)
10171 Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Source Medium: Internet
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10172 Vital Records of Kingston, Massachuetts to the year 1850, Source Medium: (null)
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10173 Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Name: The Essex Institute Salem, Mass., 1911;). Source (S03539)
10174 Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Source (S03540)
10175 Vital Records of Rochester Massachusetts to the year 1850 Vol II-Marriages & Deaths. Source (S03542)
10176 Vital Records of Shelburne, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Source (S03543)
10177 Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Vol. I-Births. Source (S03544)
10178 Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Vol. II-Marriages. Source (S03546)
10179 Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Vol. III-Deaths. Source (S03545)
10180 Vital Records of the Town of Plymouth by Col. Leonard H. Smith Jr. Source (S03548)
10181 Vital Records of Warren Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Source (S03550)
10182 Vital Records of Windsor Massachusetts to the year 1850. Source (S03551)
10183 Vital Records Part 1 of Saybrook 1647-1834 Hartford. Source (S03552)
10184 Vivian Beatrice Hamilton age 81 peacefully passed from this life on a beautiful moon lit morning over the Peninsula of Lake Almanor, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side April 2nd, 2004.

Born March 15th, 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota to Minnesota natives Olson and Amanda Slosson, Vivian went on to graduate from high school and attend cosmetology college. She had resided in Napa, California from 1978 until health complications forced her recent move to the Lake Almanor Peninsula.

Vivian had attended the Rock Christian Fellowship in Napa, CA. She was a talented baker who gained great pleasure in sharing her talents with friends, neighbors and family. She became affectionately known in her Napa neighborhood as the "Cookie Lady".

Vivian is survived by her loving and caring family to include her son and daughter-in-law Tim and Tammie Hamilton of Los Molinos, CA, daughter Carol Hamilton of Napa, CA, daughters and son-in-laws Janet and Lloyd Mahan of the Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA and Dianna and Bill Elliott of Washoe, Nevada along with ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory located in Quincy, CA a private family celebration of Vivian's life will take place at a later date. An opportunity to express your condolences along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at The family suggests any donations in Vivian's memory be made to Sierra Hospice c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory P.O. Box 803 Greenville, CA 95947.
SLOSSON, Vivian Beatrice (I53100)
10185 Vivian M. Combs, 92, of Olney, formerly of Dundas, Illinois, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Olney.

Vivian was born May 11, 1922 in Edwards County, Illinois, the daugther of Wilbur Leonard and Bertha Lorene (Schrader) Bare. She was a stay-at-home mom and then worked at the Olney Garment Factory and the Olney Care Center before volunteering at the Salvation Army.

She is survived by her children, Kay (Don) Novak of Georgetown, IN; Dale (Shirley) Combs of Carbondale, IL; Carolyn (Gene) Iffert of Ingraham, IL; Glenn (Cindy) Combs of Marion, OH; and daughter-in-law, Linda Combs of Dundas; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; Brother, Don Bare of Olney; and sisters, Pat (Jim) Ginder and Faye (Sue) Harmon of Olney.

She was preceded in death by her four month old daughter, Barbara, a son, Ray Combs of Dundas, and a great granddaughter, Autumn VanBlaricum of Winnfield, LA, her parents, brother, Pete Bare, and sisters, Mildred Scott, Maxine Witte, Mary Boulb, Opal Swinson Aldridge, Betty Swinson, and Judy Novak.

Services at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home with burial in Dundas Cemetery.
BARE, Vivian M. (I77973)
10186 Vratislav II was gr.-gr-grandson of Boleslaw I, "the Cruel", who murdered bro. Duke Venceslav (Vaclav) (later St. Venceslav and "Good King Wenceslas" of carol) at instigation of their other Drahomira. Vratislav II (I06808)
10187 Wabash County, Illinois

The Cannon Massacre

These are three different accounts of what is known as the ?Cannon Massacre?

"Another family that came about the same time but not from the same place, and settled on the West Fork, was that of William Shaw. At an early day he built a horse-mill on his place, which was resorted to from far and near. He had two sons, James and William, twins, and four or five daughters. The Shaws came from South Carolina. George Shaw, a grandson, still lives at the old place. William Cannon, a Carolinian, came about 1790 also, and located on the East Fork of Little River, about one mile north of Benjamin Earned. He remained till about 1812, when he and his family removed to the Wabash country, where, shortly after, he and his son Isaac and his son-in-law John Starks, were murdered and scalped by the Indians, and his wife and two daughters carried into captivity. Mrs. Cannon and her two daughters, after suffering many indignities and cruelties, were upon the conclusion of peace ex-changed and restored by the Indians to their friends." [From ?The History of Christian County, Kentucky?]

"It was in the year 1815, that John Cannon, his three sons and his son-in-law, John Starks, crossed the river at Campbell?s Landing, and built a home on the site of the old Painter graveyard in Section 26-2-S-14-W. It was late in the afternoon when the Cannon family took possession of their new home.

Two of the sons were to return across the river to Indiana, and went that afternoon, as far as Samuel Campbell?s. The father, mother, their daughter, and son Samuel, their son-in-law and an aged lady remained and spent the approaching night at their house. Next morning they went out to cut a bee-tree they had discovered a short time before, and were attacked by the Indians. Cannon was murdered on the spot, and the rest of the family, except Samuel were made captives. The latter ran and leaped from a rock, or bluff, clear across the Bonpas Creek, landing in soft mud. His body was found headless and bereft of the collar bones, and the lower portion of the body left sticking in the mud. The bodies were wrapped in a horse skin and buried with a coffin in the first grave dug in the Painter graveyard. This is now known as the Cannon massacre." [From ?Historical Sketch of Wabash County, State of Illinois,? B.A. Harvey.]

B.A. Harvey, the author of this sketch of the history of Wabash County, is the great grandson of Augustus Tugas (or Tougas), the first settler of the county and a grandson of Beauchamp Harvey, one of the first settlers of the town of Mt. Carmel.


"The account of the sad affair as related by one of Mr. Cannon?s daughters a few years ago, is substantially as follows: Mr. Cannon and his sons came across the Wabash from the Indiana side, and constructed a cabin near Campbell?s Landing in the Coffee precinct, on the ground where the Painter grave-yard is now located. No sign of Indians were seen while they were engaged in the work, and they supposed they had all left. After completing the cabin, they crossed the river to bring over the family. Late in the afternoon of the same day, they all moved over and settled in their new home. While building their house, they had found a bee-tree, and after becoming fairly settled, the men went into the timer to cut it. While thus engaged a band of Indians suddenly fell upon them. Mr. Cannon was instantly killed, and overtaken and dispatched by the murderous foe. They cut off his head and otherwise mutilated the body, leaving it where he fell. Mrs. Cannon, a daughter, and a son-in-law by the name of Starks, were captured and carried off by the Indians. They were, however, subsequently ransomed. Mr. Cannon and his son were buried by two neighbors, Samuel McIntosh and Henry Gambrel. They were wrapped in a horse skin and placed into one grave. This was the first interment made in the Painter burial ground." [From ?The History of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, Illinois?]

CANNON, William Alexander (I78411)
10188 Wadhams Genealogy by Harriet Weeks Wadhams Stevens. Source (S03553)
10189 WAKEFIELD, Mich. ? Wesley R. Peterson, 91, of Wakefield, formerly of Milwaukee, entered eternal life on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

He was born on March 18, 1922, in Wabeno, Wis ., the son of Robert H. and Barbara (Davis) Peterson.

Wesley was employed by Miller Brewery in Milwaukee for 30 years.

He loved anything to do with music.

Wesley is survived by a sister, Evelyn Baumgartner; two nephews, Joseph (Becky) Buchko and Gerald (Mary) Buchko; four nieces, Joan Wrege, Barbara Gheller, Claudette (Clyde) Taivalmaa and Bonnie (Chuck) Sohl; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

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PETERSON, Westley R. (I99354)
10190 Waldron C. Totten

De Soto, Texas - Waldron C. Totten, 88 formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Gertrude: his son, Carl Totten, and his wife, Gail, of Wharton, his daughter, Judy Haas, and her husband Mike, of Newton: four stepchildren; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Allen Totten, and his wife, two sisters, Muriel Paulison of Branchville, and Evelyn Search, and her husband Bill, of Treadwell, New York.

A service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Hampton Firebhouse on Halsey Road in Newton. Burial will be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth national Cemetery.

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TOTTEN, Waldron Carl (I94369)
10191 Walter Devereux, Knt., K.G. of Weobley and Bodenham, co. Hereford, Branston, Cottesbach and Newbold Verdon, co. Leicester, Market Rasen, co. Lincoln, etc., M.P. for Herefordshire, son and heir of Walter Devereux, Knt., of Weobley and Bodenham, etc., by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Merbury, Chief Justice in South Wales. He was born about 1433 (aged twenty-six and more in 1459). She did aged thirty on 9 Jan. 1468/9. He was married for the second time to Jane (?). He was knighted after the Battle of Towton on 29 Mar 1461. On account of his great services against King Henry VI he was raised to the rank of Baron, thereby becoming Lord Ferrers. He was summoned to Parliament from 26 July 1461, by writs directed 'Waltero Devereux de Ferrers militi'. Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers, was slain at the battle of Bosworth on 22 Aug 1485, and was attainted of high treason in Parliament. DEVEREUX, Walter Knt. (I90553)
10192 Walter F. Ellner, age 91, died on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at HospiceCare Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on Nov. 13, 1917 in Milwaukee and was the son of Fred and Anna Ellner. He married Lucille Wolf on July 10, 1943 in Milwaukee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Gisholt Foundry for many years until retirement. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; a son, William (Tina Martinson) of Sun Prairie; two grandchildren, Dustin Ellner of Sun Prairie, and Dillon (Melissa) Ellner of Blanchardville; and a brother, Elroy (Tonya) Ellner of Barto, FL. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Hess in 1997. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie with Father Brian Dulli presiding. A private burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday. WSJ 1/28/2009

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ELLNER, Walter F. (I96879)
10193 Walter Fitz Walter, 4th Lord Fitz Walter, second but first surviving son and heir by first marriage, was born at Henham on 5 Sep. 1368. he was summoned to Parliament from 12 Sep 1390 by writs directed 'Waltero fitz Wauter'. In passing by sea from Rome to Naples, he was captured by Saracens and taken prisoner to Tunis. Having been ransomed by some Genoese merchants, Walter Fitz Walter, Lord Fitz Walter, died aged thirty-seven at Venice on 16 May 1406. FITZ WALTER, Walter (I22375)
10194 Walter Fitz Walter, 5th Lord Fitz Walter, younger son, was born at Woodham Walter and Baptised there on 22 June 1401, and brother and heir of humphrey Fitz Walter. He was actively employed in the French wars of King Henry V, and was taken prisoner at Bauge on 22 Mar 1421. He was Master of the King's Dogs and Harthounds on 16 July 1425. He was summoned to Parliament from 12 July 1429 by writs directed 'Waltero fitz Wauter chivaler'.  FITZ WALTER, Walter (I90085)

Andover - Walter Morgan, 79, of Springdale Heights, died suddenly on Monday at his home. Born in Stockholm, he had lived here for a month.

A former resident of Budd lake and Franklin, Mr. Morgan was a fireman for the Nw Jersey Zinc Company for 37 years prior to retiring 10 years ago. Shortly thereafter, he worked at Newton Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are a foster son, Gerald Remine, of Vestal, NY; a daughter, Mrs. hazel Gebhardt, of Easton, Pa.; two brothers, Andrew, of Franklin, and Whitfield, of Rockaway; and six grandchildren.

The funeral is scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third street, Sussex, with the Rev.James Thorne, pastor of the Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Hardyston Cemetery.

Originally shared by Littlej1987 on 26 Feb 2017 
MORGAN, Walter (I95023)
10196 Walter of Gloucester was the son of Roger de Pitres, and his wife, Adeliza[a] and was the earliest to use the style "of Gloucester" in his family. A landholder himself at the time of Domesday, by 1095 Walter had control of the bulk of the estates formerly held by Roger his father and Durand his uncle. In addition Walter acquired other estates by royal grants. These estates were principally in four shires, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Wiltshire.
He was hereditary High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1097 and 1105-6.[Sometimes called Constable of England he may only have been constable of Gloucester Castle. He recorded as being a constable of the royal household of Henry I from 1114 on. Walter erected or had a part in the erection of the castles of Bristol and Rochester as well as the Tower of London. Walter donated Westwood to Gloucester Abbey for the soul of his brother Herbert and confirmed a grant of Colne by his father Roger. He endowed the canons of Llanthony Priory in Wales with lands from his lordship of Beryntone and retired to the abbey in his old age where he died a monk and was buried in the chapter house, about 1129.
FITZ ROGER, Walter (I22364)
10197 Walter Strickland, Esq., of Sizergh, co. Westmorland, was born on 5 Apr 1516, and inherited Thornton Bridge, the unentailed manor of his maternal grandfather, Ralph Neville. On 8 Mar 1535 he was contracted to be married to Margaret, under-age daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. In 1537, on the occasion of his livery, he was said to be married to AGNES ?. She was evidently another daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. by Elizabeth, daughter of John Bigod, of Settrington, co. York, and sister of Margaret. Both Strickland and Hammerton, who had been in correspondence, were implicated in the uprising called the 'Pilgrimage of Grace'. Though both were pardoned, Stephen Hammerton was attained and executed by hanging on 25 May 1537. The will of Stephen's widow Elizabeth, dated 3 May 1538, named only Mary and Anne (Agnes) as children and named ;supervisor "Mr. Walter Strickland", then aged about twenty-two, though not identified as son-in-law. Following his pardon Walter appears to have conformed, and served on juries trying the northern rebels, his late companions. He was, however, never knighted. The marriage to Agnes may have continued during the reign of Queen Mary (whose mother Katherine of Aragon's situation was imperiled as an in-law by her royal husband's self interest). Agnes was "set aside", probably after the accession of Queen Elizabeth in November 1558, presumably with the justification that she had been Walter's sister-in-law. Walter Strickland was married, aged about forty-four years, for the second time with marriage contract dated 20 Jan. 1560/1, in the lifetime of his first wife, to Alice Tempest, widow of Christopher Place, Esq., of Halnaby, co. York, and daughter of Nicholas Tempest, Esq., of Stella, Durham. They had a son and heir. Walter Strickland Esq. died testate on 8 Apr 1569. His will, dated 23 Jan. 1568, bequeathed two hundred pounds to "my daughter Elyn" provided she would not marry "contrary to the wise" of Alice, his wife. In the schedule of lands drawn up by his son Thomas for purposes of livery in 1585 there are items for two surviving wives of Walter Strickland. STRICKLAND, Walter Esq. (I80893)

Funeral services for Walter Velau, 49, who died Friday in the John C. Lincoln Hospital in Sunnyslope, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Sunnyslope Chapel of Lundberg-Hansen Mortuary, 2 ED. Dunlap.

The rev. robert Bradon will officiate.

Mr. Velau moved to Sunnyslope 15 years ago and resided at 9410 N. Eight St. He was an employee of the Arizona Brewing Co.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, a foster daughter, connie Velau, of Sunnyslope; and a brother, Theodore, and his mother, Mrs. Cecilia Velau, both of San Diego, Calif.

Arizona Republic, Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona,
8 Feb 1959, page 17, column 6

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VELAU, Walter Frederick (I96864)
10199 Wanetta, 92, of Lake, MI and formerly of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on February 23, 2018. Wanetta was the daughter of Frank and Neoma (Baker) Bunker.

She worked many jobs throughout her life including, as a baker at Smarts Bread Box, Bentleys, an ice cream and soda shop in Eaton Rapids and at Michigan State University as a cook where she retired in 1985. Wanetta also owned her own business hanging wallpaper and painting which she operated with her sister.

She was a lifetime member of the Robbins United Methodist Church. Wanetta was a very talented woman who built the family’s very first T.V. she also enjoyed baking and sharing her treats with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert W. Fuller; grandchildren, Matthew Matteson, Teya Trombley, Kevin Carl, Robert Carl; sisters, Maxine Topliff and Mary Baumer.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Margo) Fuller; daughters, Dolly Chamberlin, Deanna Carl; 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Robbins United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids.

For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the Old News Boys, Disabled American Veterans or a charity of one’s choice in memory on Wanetta.

Skinner Funeral Home

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BUNKER, Wanetta Pearl (I99666)

Elijah B. Silliman, 89, veteran of the Civil War and for 20 years ago resident of Tarentum, died this morning at 8 o'clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George H. Gray, 205 West Seventh avenue, following a lingering illness.
Funeral plans have not been made. Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.
A descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Mr. Silliman came from a family of Warriors. His great grandfathers Benjamin Silliman and J. Jacques were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather Elijah Silliman was in the War of 1812. His son George Silliman was with the colors in the Spanish American War while a grandson, Elijah Silliman, is a veteran of the World War.
Mr. Silliman had numerous relatives in the Civil War. He had seven brothers-in-law in the conflict. Two, John and Herman Kilgore, brothers of his second wife, died in the service.
Elijah Silliman was born May 22, 1840, the son of Hiram and Olive Brainard Silliman, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He enlisted for three years, at the age of 21, in October, 1861, after the call for volunteers came at Sandy Lake, Mercer county. He entered the service as a private in Co. I, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, in Kearner's Division, Hinselman's Corps. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill.
In May, 1862, he was sent to the regimental hospital at Fair Oaks, with an illness of Typhoid fever. He was honorably discharged in July, 1862, with a certificate of disability.
Mr. Silliman married June 21, 1863, to Alice L. Freeman, of Allegheny Twp., Venango county. Four children were born to this union - Effie, George, Lewis and Alfred. His first wife died Jan. 21, 1871.
On Sept. 21, 1874, Mr. Silliman married Mary Kilgore, of Hays Corners, Butler county. One child, Jennie O., now Mrs. Gray, was born to this union. The second Mrs. Silliman died May 11, 1891.
Lewis Silliman, who lives in East Seventh avenue, Tarentum and Mrs. Gray are the only surviving children. There are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren among Elijah Silliman's descendants.
Mr. Silliman was a member of the U.P. Church.

Valley Daily News, Tarentum, PA

SILLIMAN, Elijah B. (I49830)

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