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151 According to the US Federal Census of 1870, Amanda Kettering was 18 years old as of July 30. This would have placed her date of birth at 1852, not 1853. According to her headstone, she was born August 8, 1953 Amanda Kettering
152 from Elizabeth Kettering Barber Diary, May 17, 1958:

"This evening we went to the funeral home to remain until 10 PM. Many people cam in to greet us, to see Bell's body and to offer all of us sympathy & also to speak to us who live in different places. Bob & Henny and their children came. Sister Rose was at Funeral Home, Jean brot [sic] her from Saltsburg. She will spend night at Kathern Ketterings so as to be at funeral tomorrow. "

May 18, 1958:

"It does not seem like Sunday at all today. No church services for us at all today. We must attend m poor sister Bell's funeral instead. Betty & Herbert are at Jean's this AM, but will come with them to the funeral at 1:30. We were all there before the time. Belle looked so very nice. She had on a pale blue dress with long shirred sleeves. I spoke to Rev. Gallagher before the people gathered. I presume that about 18 of us ate our noon dinner at Katheryns. Her daughter, Helen Aiken & Casper Ketterings wife Anna May and her daughter Nancy & Aunt Rose Ewing were all helping us in the kitchen & dining room. The sermon was a good one; but long. After all was over we went to Violets & I finished my last packing. Then Herbert, Betty and I got into their car and left for Palmyra, Pa. where their son, Richard (Dick) lives."
Bellmyra Kettering
153 Casper Kettering appears on the 1850 Census from Allegheny Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA, at the age of 11. He is living with a family named Linneman or Zimmerman (the three families ennumerated immediately before this family are "Linderman". The family consists of:

William, b. PA 1819
Susan b. PA 1823
Jacob b. PA 1846
Rilis b. PA 1848.

Regiment History

Sixth Artillery. - Col., Charles Barnes; Lieut.-Col., Joseph B. Copeland; Majs., Robert H. Long, Joseph R. Kemp, Frank H. White. More men than the standard required had been re- cruited for the 54th artillery, the 204th of the line, and it was therefore decided to organize the 6th artillery, which be- came the 212th regiment. It was mostly composed of men from the counties of Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette, Wash- ington and Lawrence, who rendezvoused at Camp Reynolds, Pitts- burg, and were mustered into the U. S. service during the first half of Sept., 1864, for one year. On Sept. 17 the regiment left for Washington, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade of DeRussy's division, then garrisoning the defenses of the capital. On the 29th it was detached, to perform railroad guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria railroad between Alexan- dria and Manassas, with headquarters at Fairfax Court House. It was engaged in this service until about the middle of Novem- ber when it returned to the defenses of Washington. Thus far it had served as infantry, but the men were now drilled as ar- tillery and soon became proficient in this arm of the service. It remained in the forts about Washington until June 13, 1865, when it was mustered out at Fort Ethan Allen, returned to Camp Reynolds, where the men were finally paid and discharged on the 17th.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

From unknown newspaper article:

"Mr. Kettering began life in Warren County, PA; was a farmer and pilot on the Allegheny river; was second mate on the Missouri river. He has been a resident of Apollo for 47 years; operated a foundry here; has been tax collector, constable, councilman, borough treasurer; and is now assessor of the First Ward. He was a member of company F, 6th Penn'a Heavy Artillery in the Civil War.

Riverview Cemetery is located off of Route 56 North, turn
right by the Chambers Hotel, onto South Warren Avenue, the
cemetery is at the end of South Warren Avenue, Apollo.

from Walkinshaw, Lewis Clark, "Annals of Southwestern Pa" Volume IV, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., NY:

"Casper Kettering, born in North Warren, Pennsylvania, was a member of Company F, 6th Regiment, Pa. Heavy Artillery Volunteers, during the Civil war, serving under William H. Obey, commander, and stationed at Fort Marcy. He operated a foundry in Apollo for many years prior to his death, January 20, 1924. he was active in civic affairs and a supporter of the Republican party. His wife, born in Manor Township November 13, 1842, died February 24, 1927" 
Casper Kettering
154 From an unknown newspaper clipping (1928?)

CC Kettering.

Mr. Kettering, a native of Apollo, studied electricity and workded in that line for a number of years. Worked up to superintendent of Lighting Plant. Mr. Kettering is a U.S. Licensed navigator and operated excursion boats on Allegheny River for three years. Is now in Automobile Business, being agent for the "Ford" Cars, with fire-proof Garage on South Third Street.

Modern plant has been erected south of town -water can be used for home or batteries"

CC Kettering recently put in operation a plant for the distilling of water, and is now prepared to furnish pure distilled water for domestic and battery purposes. The plant is modern in every respect and has a capacity large enough to supply the entire valley. In connection with the plant, Mr. Kettering has the agency for a high grade ginger ale and mineral waters.

Water to be distilled is pumped from a 120 foot well to a tank on the roof of the building. From here the water is turned into the still, which is known as a three effect still, where it is passed from one section to another turned to steam condensed and finally passed into storage tanks, where it is held until bottled.
On the first floors a complete system of bottle-washing machines has been installed which guarantees thorough cleansing of the bottles. The water will be marketed in half-gallon and five-gallon containers.

From an obituary:

"Charles Kasper Kettering, aged 75, died suddenly last night at 9:30 in his home in the Kiski Valy town .

Mr Ketering was born on December 24, 1876, in Apollo, a son of Kasper and Hannah Spencer Kettering.

He was a member of the F and AM, the Shrine, the Coudersport Consitory, the Apollo Elks and the Odd Fellows in Apollo.

The first Ford automobile dealer in Apollo, Mr. Kettering had owned and operated the Apollo Battery Company for the last 35 years.

(unlegible) ...charge with the Rev. Wesley Weisbord, Arnold Chuch of God assisting. Burial will be in the Vandergrift cemetery.

Wive Survives

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Kettering [this is an error], one son, Kasper, Vandergrift; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Aikens, at home, and Mrs. Pearl Bishop, Ashtabula, O.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandhildren and four sisters; Mrs. Belle Boyd, Canton 0., Mrs Hulda Harrington, Marietta Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Barber, Apollo R.D. 2 and mrs Rose Ewing, Saltsburg.
Friends will be received at the King Brothers Funeral Home, 310 South Second Street, Apollo. Masonic rites will be held there Friday night at 7:30. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. JJ Gilbert, former pastor of the Apollo First Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which Mr. Kettering was a mmber, in charge. Burial will be in the Apollo cemetery.  
Charles Casper Kettering
155 Charles Kettering

Charles F. Kettering : Doing the right thing at the right time
By Richard P. Scharchburg, Thompson Professor of Industrial History

The Man...
Charles Kettering fixing a car
Charles Franklin Kettering was born on a farm near Loundonville, Ohio, August 29, 1876. After graduation from high school, he accepted a teaching position in a one-room rural school. Although highly successful as a teacher, his mind was set on going to college.

In the summer of 1896, he entered the College of Wooster (Ohio). As a result of long and intense hours of study, his eyesight deteriorated to the point that he was forced to leave college and return to teaching. In 1898, he entered the engineering school at Ohio State, but again his poor eyesight forced him to drop out during his freshman year. For the next two years he worked on a telephone line crew, and then once again entered Ohio State, finally completing his electrical engineering degree in 1904.

After graduation, Kettering took a job in the inventions department at the National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio. There he developed an electric motor for cash registers, the OK Charge Phone for department stores and several other contributions to a revolution then taking place in business machines.

In 1909, Kettering and Edward A. Deeds, his associate at NCR, formed their own industrial research laboratory, the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (later known as DELCO). Within three years, they had produced a new all-electric starting, ignition and lighting system for automobiles. The system first appeared as standard equipment on the 1912 Cadillac and as its use spread, women could conveniently become drivers without the assistance of a chauffeur.

DELCO was eventually sold to General Motors and became the foundation for the General Motors Research Corporation of which Kettering became vice president in 1920. The list of innovations and inventions that are credited to Charles F. (nicknamed "Boss") Kettering is impressive.

His book of patents contains more than 300 separate applications that range from a portable lighting system for farms to coolants for refrigerators and air conditioners. Other patents included a World War I "aerial torpedo," a device for the treatment of venereal disease, and an incubator for premature infants. Duco paint and Ethyl gasoline were also his ideas and he was instrumental in their development. He had interest in the development of diesel engines, solar energy, and was a pioneer in the application of magnetism to medical diagnostic techniques.

He and his wife, Olive, had one son, Eugene Williams Kettering, who working with his father on diesel engine development and was largely responsible for the adaption of the diesel engine to railroad use. "Boss Ket" retired from General Motors Research in 1947 but served as a consultant over the next decade. Following a series of strokes, he died on November 24, 1958. 
Charles Franklin Kettering
156 The notes for this family in H.H. Catron's book are unclear. Transcribed, they read:

Charles Wesley Kettering, Apr. 15, 1872. Born at Lewis, Iowa, Son of Jacob Kettering. Married June 30, 1903 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Addie Louise Pratt - May 11 1904. Died at Denver, Colo. Charles Francis Kettering, Mar. 31, 1904 - married Jan 6, 1909 at Denver, Colo., Genevieve Burch, Sep 4, 1880. Born at Denver, Colo. Jane Kettering, Sep 30 1910, martha Kettering, Apr 20, 1915, Helen Ruth Kettering, apr 3 1917.  
Charles Wesley Kettering
157 According to the Census records for 1870, 1880,, "Elmira" is the first name of this person; in the US census records for 1890, 1900, 1910 and 1920 it is listed as "Ella", and in the 1930 census (and according to H.H. Catron,) it is "Almira". "Ella" is what is on her headstone.  Elmira Susan Kettering
158 H.H. Catron's book carries a brief notation that Frank B. Kettering died in New Mexico which is otherwise unverified. He is buried in the family plot in Lincoln, Nebraska Frank B. Kettering
159 Section 25 Lot 5349 Frank B. Kettering
160 According to H.H. Catron's research, the Date of Death for George C. Kettering is 1913, however, his headstone is engraved "1912" George Casper Kettering
161 in Elizabeth's diary, she cites a visit from her sister Rose, whom she also calls Rosalie.

Wed. April 23, 1958:

"...We went to my sister Roses home and Jean (daughter Alta Jean) persuaded her to come back here with us & remain the night. she consented. And so she was soon reeady to go so she is here tonight. We spent a lot of time this afternoon discussing our ancestry. And we watched television to night. "
Hanna Rosalie Kettering
162 Hannah Kettering is listed in the 1850 Census from Allegheny Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA

She is 12 years old, living with Charles McClure, a farmer b. in PA in 1795, his wife Bethsida, b. 1815 and their children, Prisey b., 1828, Mary, b. 1832, james, b. 1836, and Hannah, b. 1839 
Hannah Kettering
163 from the Armstrong County "Leader Times", January 7, 2005

Helen M. Aikins

Helen Mae Aikins, 86, of Apollo died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005) at her daughter's home in Gilpin.

Born Nov. 10, 1918, in Apollo, she lived in the borough all of her life.

She was a 1936 graduate of Apollo High School.

A seamstress at the former Rubin's Department Store, Apollo, she also worked at the family business, Kettering Battery Manufacturing in Apollo.

Mrs. Aikins was a member of First United Church of Christ, Apollo, Daughters of the American Revolution, Apollo Eastern Star, Apollo Historical Society and Kiski Township American Legion Auxiliary.

She served on the Apollo Board of Elections for 65 years.

Survivors include three sons, E. Raye (Helga) Aikins of Salisbury, Md., William C. (Sally) Aikins of Spring Church and Robert A. Aikins of Ontario, N.Y.; two daughters, Linda L. Truskowsky of Mahanoy City and Tracy A. (Michael) Bono of Gilpin; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest S. Aikins, in 1987; her parents, Charles C. and Katherine Martin Kettering; a half brother, Casper Kettering; and a half sister, Pearl Bishop.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the GERALD J. MEDICE FUNERAL HOME, 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo. Additional visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until a service at 1:30 p.m. in the United Church of Christ. Co-officiating will be the Revs. Ray Himes and Neil Siefert. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Kiski Township. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ, 212 S. Second St., Apollo, PA 15613. Apollo Eastern Star will have a service at 7 tonight in the funeral home.  
Helen Mae Kettering
164 Isabella Kettering, b. 1833, appears on the 1850 Census from Franklin Twp., Westmoreland County, Pa.

She is living with John Becker, a farmer born in Germany in 1789, his wife Phebe, born in Germany in 1789, and their children, all born in Germany, Michael, b. 1829, Samuel, b. 1831, and Peter, b. 1833 
Isabel Kettering
165 From an e-mail from Peggy Collela, who maintains cemetery lists for Tennessee:

"What I have doesn't match your information exactly, but I think this is
what you are looking for. In the Old Beech Cemetery, located at Shackle
Island on Long Hollow Pike outside of Gallatin (the oldest cemetery in
the country), I have:
Barbara KETRING Died 17 Mar. 1824 Aged 68 years
Francis (Catron) KETRING Died 15 July 1819 Aged 74 yrs. Marker for
Revolutionary Soldier 1755 - 1819

There are some others, Peter, Jane, Angeline, Blanch, another Francis and
his wife Harriet. If you need dates on them, let me know. There were no
listings for any of the other spellings, only this KETRING.

From a post on a genealogy forum:

"There was a Ketring family in Sumner Co. Francis Ketring left a will in 1819. He named wife Barbary, sons Peter, Christopher, and Phillip of PA. Mentioned had conveyed part of plantation to Hurband Toplry (also as Hurband Tossly in same will)."

From "Sumner County Will Abstracts":

Ketring, Francis, 24 Apr 1819 - Life estate to wife Barbara, sons Peter and Christopher, son Phillip of Lancaster Co., Pa, sons Everard Ellis, Benjamin Taylor, James Ellis and Hurburd Tapley. Land bought of Leonard Dugger. Ex: Ketring, Peter; Ketring Barbara. Wt: Nye, Shadrach; Hampton, Wade; Ellis, John. 
Johann Franz Kettering
166 Johann Franz Kettering was also known by Americanized spellings of his name, i.e., "Francis Ketring", "Francis Ketron", "Francis Catron".

His grave marker shows his name as "Francis (Catron) Ketring", and his signature on the Cumberland Compact is "Francis Catron".  
Johann Franz Kettering
167 John Kettering appears on the 1850 Census, Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co. Pa
Page 425, Family No. 677

He is 13 years old at the time of the census, having been born in 1837.

He is living with the family of Neel Boyle, Esq., a farmer born in Ireland, born 1772; his family Hanna, b. 1805 in Pa, Susanna,b. 1807, Catherine, b. 1809, Mary, b. 1812, Robert, b. 1813, Margaret, b. 1820.

The boyles lived next door to John Branthoover and his wife, Susan 
John Kettering
168 From "Walkinshaw, Lewis Clark, 'Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania'', pp 280:

"Winnifred (Kettering) Nunamaker was educated in the Apollo schools, graduating from Apollo High school. She secured a postiion as clerk in the post office, and one year later was appointed assistant postmaster, which position she has filled in a capable and satisfactory manner to the present day.

She is a member of the Methodist Church, an active Replican, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was married, May 29, 1937, at WEllsburg, West Virginia, to Cecil W. Nunamaker, a native of Bolivar, Westmoreland County, and a member of the United States Army during the World War, serving in a machine gun company, 29th Regiment, stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia." 
Lillian Winifred Kettering
169 The following info is from "The Kettenring Family" written by Henry Hardy Catron and published in 1978:
on page 907:
KETTERING, Peter, Apr. 26,1788-Mar. 13,1865. Born and died at Sumner Co., TN. Son of Johann Frantz Kettering. Married Oct. 18, 1814, Jane Kirkpatrick, Sept. 23, 1796- Sept. 9, 1849. Born and died at TN. (children) Eliza Jane Ketring, Aug. 1815-Dec. 17, 1907, Hugh Alexander Ketring, Au. 17, 1817-Mary 24, 1915, Angeline Ketring, Dec., 1820- Aug. 30, 1822, Francis Ketring, Sept.24, 1825-Feb. 14, 1899. (second wife) Married Dec 13, 1854 Mrs. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Aug. 3, 1805-May 25, 1985. Buried at Nashville, TN. No children. (Please note change of surname spelling for above children)
on page 867:
Kettering, Elizabeth. Daughter of Johann Frantz Kettering. Married July 15, 1817 at Sumner Co., TN., Hubert Tarpley. (2nd Husband) Married Feb. 11, 1828 at Sumner Co., Tn., Josiah Elam. 
Peter Kettering
170 Born in 1835, Died in 1837, Samuel Kettering does not appear on any census rolls. The information on this web site has not been verified.  Samuel Kettering
171 According to the US Census of 1910, Simon Kettering was living in the house of his brother, Jacob B. Kettering, and his brother's family; Maggie (wife, age 26), Minnie (daughter, age 1 month). Also in the household was Maggie's sister, Ellen, age 20.  Simon S. Kettering
172 According to H.H. Catron and others,

"Casper Kettering was a carpenter. He is said to have fallen off a roof (Warren, Pa) and been killed. Said to have been buried in the old Jackson Farm Cemetery."

"It is know known when (Wm) Casper Kettering died - the story is he was a carpenter and fell of a roof and broke his back and died."

"...[note as of 1956] Mr. Hudson, Warren County, authority on umarked graves, believes he has the name Kettering as being buried on Jackson Farm Cemetery. The name was familiar to him."

William Casper Kettering
173 According to notes compiled by H.H. Catron, William Casper Kettering died as the result of a broken back sustained in a fall from a roof. Elizabeth took her six children on a raft down the Allegheny River to a place called "Logan's Eddy" near Delmont, where she was reunited with her father.

Please see Jacob and Casper Kettering History for more details

According to the 1840 Census for Warren, Pennsylvania, a "Casper Kittering" was enumerated. His family consisted of:

Free White Persons:

Male, Under 5 years - 2 (corresponding to Casper, John)
Male, bet. 5-10 years - 1 (corresponding to Jacob)
Male, bet. 40-50 years - 1 (corresp. to Wm Casper)
Female, under 5 years - 1 (corresponding to Hannah)
Female, bet. 5-10 years - 1 (corresponding to Isabel)
Female, bet. 30-40 years - 1 (corresponding to Elizabeth

A sixth child, Mary, was born in 1840.

According to the 1850 Census rolls for various townships (see notes below), by this time the Kettering children had been taken in by other families, leading me to believe that William Casper Kettering and Elizabeth Ashbaugh met with an untimely death within this decade.

William Casper Kettering
174 Elizabeth Ashbaugh remarried within a few years; that Jacob, the eldest boy, ran away; presumably because he did not get along with his stepfather. By 1845, Elizabeth, too, had died, and the second husband (possibly named "Huser" or "Hauser" sent the rest of the children to live with charitable families in the area.

The children who appear on the censuses are as follows:

John - age 13, living in Washington Township with the Boyle Family
Isabella -age 17, living in Franklin Twp, with John and Phebe Becker family
Casper, age 11, living in Allegheny Twp., with the William and Susan Linneman, Linderman or Zimmerman family
Hannah, age 12, living in Allegheny Twp, with the Charles and Bethsida McClure family

The whereabouts of Jacob Kettering remained unknown to his siblings and to Warren Borough. In July, 1863, his share of the estate of William Casper Kettering (specifically part of Lots #38 and #58 in Warren Borough) were sold at Tax Sale. They were purchased by John P. Davis for the share of taxes owed.  
William Casper Kettering
175 Headstone reads "Died Nov. 28, 1844 aged 38 Years Susan Kinley
176 Based on information gathered from various sources (cited below) Lydia Kreider was the first wife of Jacob Kettering. Their daughter, Emma, was born in 1864 and was five years old when her mother died in 1869. Jacob Kettering remarried Kate Gingrich between the time of the death of Lydia and the birth of Lizzie Kettering in 1872.  Lydia Kreider
177 Obituary:

Kettering ­ Lydia Kreider Kettering was born near Campbelltown, Lebanon Co., Pa., Oct. 17, 1857; died at her home in Annville, Pa., April 21, 1935. She was united in marriage to Henry Kettering on Nov. 12, 1878. Surviving are 2 sons and 1 daughter; also 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Gingrich's Mennonite Church on April 25, by Bros. Noah Risser and Martin Weaver. 
Lydia S. Kreider
178 middle name may be Odessima Maria Artemesia Kuntz
179 Widow of Swan Jones

NOTE: a lot of information in this file is not proven
-Dale A. Updike 
Elizabeth Lee
180 Name Prefix: Capt.
NOTE: a lot of information in this file is not proven
-Dale A. Updike 
Hancock Lee
181 Ancestral File Number: FHM9-1T Catherine Robbins LYMAN
182 Obituaries For Saturday, April 22, 2006

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Jane L. Alcorn
Summerfield, Fla.

Jane L. Alcorn, of Summerfield, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Jane was born on March 11, 1920, in McKees Rocks, and was the wife of Joseph N. Alcorn Jr. Last year, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with 120 family and friends. She spent the first half of her life in the Saltsburg area and later moved to Florida. Jane was most importantly a wife and mother. Her hobbies included cooking, knitting and sewing. Among the most memorable qualities about her were her beautiful smile and quick wit. She was a member of Poke Run Presbyterian Church in Washington Township, where she played the organ and taught Sunday school for many years; Eastern Star; president of the Kiski Area School Board; and was actively involved in the formation of the Kiski Area School System in the mid-1960s. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Joseph "Nick" Alcorn and wife, Carol, of Saltsburg, Penny L. Alcorn, of Naples, Fla., Candace Alcorn and husband, Timothy Loncharich, of Oviedo, Fla., and Kathryn Bailey and husband, Charles, of Oviedo, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers. A Christian funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Apollo, with interment to follow at Poke Run Cemetery 
Jane Lynch
183 Bill graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy William Joseph Lyons, III

Edward T. Marschik Sr., 67, of College Park, Md., formerly of Murrysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Takoma Park, Md. He was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Braddock, a son of the late Frank C. and Anna Bello Marschik. He was a diesel mechanic for the Washington Metro Transit System and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward T. Marschik Jr., in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Susan Zimmerman Marschik; three children, James Marschik of College Park, Md., Linda Dortenzo of Greensburg and Daniel Marschik of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Erin Corna, Ellen Dortenzo and Michael Dortenzo, all of Greensburg, and Ashley and Edward J. Marschik, both of Maryland; and a brother, Frank Marschik of Massillon, Ohio. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with Father Joseph Trupkovich officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  
Edward T. Marschik
185 from Nov 20, 1959 obituary:

Sarah K. Kettering

"Mrs. Sarah Katheryn Kettering, aged 76, of 305 Fourt Street, Apollo, died last night in her home here at 11:50 after a lingering illness.
She was the widow of Charles Casper Kettering, who died in 1952.
Mrs Kettering was born August 30, 1883, in Armstron County, the daughter of William Albert and Mary Margaret Ridenour Martin. She lived her entire life in the Apollo area and at her present residence the last 15 years.
She was a member of the evangeilical and Reformed Church, Apollo, the Women's Guild of the church and the Eastern Star Lodge in Apollo.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Aikins, at home, and Mrs. Pearl Bishop of Ashtabula, O; one son, W. Casper of Allegheny Twp; 11 grandchildren and four brothers, Willis, Norman, and Charles Martin, all of Apollo, and Harvey of Vandergrift.
Friends will be received at the King Brothers Funeral Home, 310 S. Second Street, Apollo, from 7 to 10 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 tomorrow.
Services will be in the funeral home Monday at 3:00 PM with the Rev J.L. (illegible) -(seems to indicate burial in Apollo somewhere) 
Sarah Katheryn Martin
186 This information is from Sue Raub Standridge; it is unverified but interesting; I'm looking for citations for all of it:

Adam Maxwell b. 1752 is father of Jane Maxwell. Online in Armstrong Co. Pa. geneology records you can find Janes mother was Margaret Elizabeth Wallace b 1738 Frankiln, PA and D. 1833 Armstrong, Co. Pa. Margaret Wallaces mother was Margaret Painter. Adam Maxwell has court papers online verifying his giving of Jane Maxwell in marriage to George Cook, who was related to a former President Munroe family member and Jermiah Cook and ??Munroe. The reason that I know this is my aunt gave me the geneology and we are related to at least 7+ former presidents including current ones through Munroe. The geneology you seek goes like this: George Cook m. Jane Maxwell, had Adam, James, John, Andrew Jackson, George, JR, Elisabeth, William, Jermiah, Alexander, Thomas, Samuel Cook then for MY family, Samuel Cook Married Margaret Walker who had Lee, John, Marg. Jane, Mary Cook, who Mary Cook first Married Richard Heilman, and then Phillip Miller, who both had children, who Essie Miller was one of, that m. Warren Raub my great grandddad with other children, and my grand dad Clarence John Lee Raub, Sr and Clarence John Lawerence Raub, Jr. then me! Here is a tip and trivia: George Cook was a revolutionary war spy and related to James Munroe. James Munroe in his earlier accounts identified George Cook as a relative, and some later works took him out of James Munroe's biography. But if you are related to Adam or Jane, like our family, you are related to over 7 former presidents, and the current ones as well. 
Adam Maxwell
187 Jane Maxwell Cook's date of birth is undocumented here. According to researcher Cynthia Ventorini (dec. 2005) as transcribed by Annette Maxwell,
"...George Cook was listed in the 1850 census as 87 years old and living with his son George and his family. I cannot find George Cook in census records prior to 1810. The 1840 FC lists a female as between 50-60, so Jane must have died between 1840 and 1850. Her birthdate would have been between 1780-1790."

Further, several researchers have indicated that Jane was underage when she was married, and required her father's permission. If, as can be inferred from the 1840 Federal Census, she was born in 1780, she would have been 16 when she married in 1796. I have listed her date of marriage as 20 Dec. 1796, but I'm not certain where that date came from.

It may be inferred that Jane Maxwell Cook died before the 1850 Census was taken.  
Jane Maxwell
188 Household: 1880 Census
Marital Father's Mother's
Name Relation Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Birthplace Birthplace
Wm. ALCORN Self M Male W 49 PA Farmer PA PA
Nancy B. ALCORN Wife M Female W 46 PA Keeping House PA PA
A. Bell ALCORN Niece S Female W 27 PA PA PA
Samuel ABER Cousin S Male W 58 PA Drover PA PA
Alice A. ALCORN Dau S Female W 17 PA At School PA PA
George E. ALCORN Son S Male W 19 PA Works On Farm PA PA

Source Information:
Census Place Bell, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255203
NA Film Number T9-1203
Page Number 27C  
Nancy Belle McCauley
189 "Zorada" Miller is referenced as "Corada" or "Corado" on some sources Zorada Miller
190 Nesbit, J. Noble ; Logan, Mary
Posted by: Martha Cross Sargent (IP Logged)
Date: August 19, 2005 06:18PM

Issued on 24 Mar 1826
Nesbit, J. Noble, and Mary Logan, all of North Huntingdon Twp., married Thursday the 9th inst by Rev. McCandless.
(Source: The Greensburg Gazette, Marriages and Deaths, Westmoreland Co., Pa., 1824-26) 
Rachel G. Nesbit
191 NOTE: a lot of information in this file is not proven
-Dale A. Updike 
192 Ancestral File Number: BR7P-1PNOTE: a lot of information in this file is not proven
-Dale A. Updike 
193 On the Mayflower Mary NORRIS
194 Abraham Overholt, [was] also of German [Swiss] descent, and who was born in Bucks County, Pa., in 1774, and came to East Huntingdon township, Westmoreland Co., Pa., about the year 1800, and settled on a farm on which the village of West Overton now stands. He married Miss Maria Stauffer, of Fayette County, Pa., and both being of frugal, industrious, and economical dispositions, accumulated property rapidly, lived together harmoniously, and left as monuments of skill and judgment in building and improvements some of the most substantial buildings of East Huntingdon township, having built the entire village of West Overton, including mill, distillery, etc.

from Karen Overholt Critchfield, "Sons and Grandsons of Westmoreland County" 
Abraham Overholt
195 From Harvey, George, "Henry Clay Frick, The Man", c. 2002, Beard Books ISBN 1-58798-127-0

pp. 6-7

"When the new century dawned Henry Overholt and his good wife Anna, aged respectively sixty-one and fifty-five, were rich in spirit and in health, in lands and in buildings, in cattle and in sheep and most joyously in sons and daughters, of whom six were already mated and four were single, including Henry, aged 21; Abraham, 16; Christian, 14; and little Susanna, 11. Only one, Sarah, who died in infancy, was missing.

Then it was that Henry Overholt, yielding to the increasing urge of the time and his long repressed inclination, sold the famous "homestead" for the handsome sum of "£1500, gold and silver money" and, loading his entire family, comprising his wife, five sons, six daughters, five sons-in-law, two daughters in law and thirteen grandchildren, thirty-three in all, along with a great quantity of goods and chattels, upon a string of covered wagons, set forth upon his long journey. The roads were uniformly bad, the mountains high and steep, the fords deep from swollen streams, the oxen slow and the distance quite three hundred miles, but the days were so sunny and the nights so cool that the hardy party reached its destination, "all safe and sound" in the summer of 1800" 
Henry Overholt
196 This is a eulogy for Steve Parrish, written by his daughter, Leslie.

My name is Leslie and my dad is Steven Thomas Parrish. And for that I am pretty damn lucky.

You see, my parents divorced when I was four years old. For some dads that would equate to an eternal vacation from the little ones, but fortunately my dad wasn’t in that group of men. My dad took every opportunity he could to visit me and talk to me and spend time with me.

As a kid, he always called on the same day each week at the same time so I would always know how much longer until I got to talk to him. He also gave me a stack of pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes so I had no excuse to not write him. In Missouri, he and I would walk through Parr Hill Park, ‘jump rocks,’ and figure out how we could rearrange the letters on the park sign to have it spell ‘Parrish.’ Then we would walk over to the same hill every time under the same tree and talk about life and how I was doing. He was like my psychologist but cooler.

Once we went to a zoo and he lied to the ticket person about my age so he could get a discounted ticket. I quickly reminded him of my correct age, loud enough for the ticket person to hear. Not only did he pay the full price for my age group but we had a nice sit-down talk afterwards about how I shouldn’t interrupt daddy’s conversations. He would buy me toys and games to foster my creative mind, and would let me iron his socks when I had an itch to take wrinkles out of something. In addition to calling me every year on my birthday and giving me his best rendition of ‘Happy Birthday,’ he used to sing Elton John’s Blue Eyes to me when I was younger. I still have the record he gave me with that song on it.

We had nicknames for each other. I was LESL and he was STEV. This was from our TransWorld Airlines years when the tickets showed only the first four letters of the first name. For Christmas one year, he gave me an AT&T calling card and the pin was LESLSTEV so I could call him from anywhere I was for free. Even later he got a toll-free number. His New Years Resolution one year was to see me at least once a month. And he did it. As I grew up and my life got pubescently complex, he gave me a notepad and asked me to write down anything I wanted to talk about so I would have it all ready for when he called. This made our telephone conversations much more rewarding because I got a lot out of them.

When I wasn’t allowed to fly on my own, my dad would take an airplane from Connecticut to Houston, drive the three hours round-trip to pick me up and take me back to the airport where we would take another plane back to Connecticut. We would get to his house usually after 11PM (far past his bedtime) but he would still always ask if he could make me a sandwich or some soup before bed. After moving to Texas in 1991, my dad became really interested in Texas history. He wanted to visit all of the battle sites of Texas’ battle for independence, and I remember going to the Alamo, San Jacinto, and a large field where soldiers had died a century and more before. He was happy doing anything with me, whether it was watching a movie or watching Sesame Street, playing cards or playing golf, taking a nap or taking a walk.

After being accepted to The University of Texas, my dad took me to visit the campus. It was my first time in Austin and he did all the research ahead of time to know where to go and what to do and what to see. When I was a freshman at UT, I became depressed because he didn’t call very often and rarely spoke to me longer than 15 minutes when I called him. I asked him about this and told him I really enjoyed talking to him and he informed me that when he was in college he didn’t want his parents calling so much so he assumed I felt the same way. Of course I didn’t! So we talked very regularly after that. When I told him I got my navel pierced I winced awaiting his reaction. Rather than lecturing me, he took me to Old Navy to get some low-rise jeans to show it off.

When he found out he had cancer, he called me up on a Friday and asked me what I was doing that weekend. I didn’t have any plans so he said there was a ticket waiting for me and the flight was in three hours. So away I went to Missouri. He told me in person that he had cancer because he knew I wouldn’t want to be alone. He took the time to explain everything to me and all of his treatments so I would know exactly what was happening, and he let me cry to him time and time again on the phone as I told him I didn’t want him to die.

For the weeks preceding my graduation from UT, my dad’s quote of the month was “I’m cuttin’ the ties!” I knew he wasn’t serious. He still had my college loans to pay off! But he did say that he was looking forward to retirement and wanted to be a park ranger – “how cool would that be!”

My dad loved Queen Lake. If he could go anywhere or do anything, he would be there. He loved his family and the times shared at Queen Lake or other places. One thing he told me in my graduation letter was that I should keep in touch with as many people as I can, or as many people who will keep in touch with me as well.

My dad’s former co-worker, Brad Weeks, had this to say after hearing of Steve’s death:

“If Steve Parrish could have known his fate in advance, I can picture him making a ‘Lou Gehrig’ speech declaring himself, ‘The luckiest man on the face of the earth!’ Maybe he was. What I am sure of is that this world is a better place since Steve walked through it. I also know that Steve felt lucky because so many people cared for him, and deeply. I’m just not sure if he realized that he caused it all. Steve made a life’s habit of finding silver linings and redeeming features. An unstoppable positive force. I honestly cannot recall Steve ever having a bad word to say about anyone. Even now that he has departed our material world, Steve’s uplifting spirit helps me recover from the profound emptiness that overtook me on the news of his passing.”

To me, Brad’s writing is a perfect description of my dad’s attitude and feelings. I keep this pinned on the wall at my desk and read it whenever I want to remember my dad’s smile and laugh and the way he did his white-man dance to 80’s music and how he was on a first-name basis with the weather people on The Weather Channel and how “his ladies” were Reba, Shania, and Trisha and how he worked on his old cars and had to get gas every single day because his gas gauge was broken in one of them and how I used to go to the tower with him overnight and watch the planes with binoculars until I fell asleep on the floor and how he told me he loved me and would always be here for me.

My name is Leslie and my dad is Steven Thomas Parrish. And for that I am pretty damn lucky. 
Steven Thomas Parrish
197 From Thomas Parrish, November 15, 1998:

Thomis D. Parrish (the younger) grew up in Charlestown and Claremont, New Hampshire. he served in the War Between the States in Company F, 26th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers from September 16, 1861 until September, 1865, going from Claremont to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to volunteer. He enlisted in 1861 for 3 years as a Private; reenlisted Jan 5, 1864 at Lawrence as a Sergeant; was appointed First Sergeant July 2, 1865; and was supposedly mustered out August 26, 1865. His diary disagrees, with the entry for Saturday, September 23 being "Today has been the happiest of any day for four years past to me for I am once more a free man we got Discharged and paid to day a bout noon, a boat came for us about 1 O clock and at 2 I was in Boston ..."

His diary for most of 1865 was found among the papers of his grandson Frank T. Parrish, and has been transcribed. It contains many details of Army life and some information concerning family matters. The diary records that he was in hospital outside Philadelphia at the beginning of 1865, and that his health was not consistently good throughout the year. Since there is a statement in the Claremont War History that he was in most of the battles where his regiment was engaged, but never received a wound, it is likely that his hospitalization was due to sickness, not wounds. Besides the diary, several letters he wrote to his sister Laura during the war survive, as do several others written by his brother William, who was killed during the war. These give a more informal picture of life for a soldier during the Civil War.

After being mustered out, he first worked as a file-cutter in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (where his late brother William worked before the war). He moved back to Claremont, then was living in Charlestown as a farmer with $2,500 in real estate holdings in 1870. In 1880 he was living in Salem, New Hampshire, working in a shoe shop. He settled on a farm on North Hollis Road (now Broad Street) in Nashua, New Hampshire, in the 1880's or 1890's, which was eventually taken over by his son Fred. In January 1920 (at census time) he was living with his daughter and son-in-law in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Family tradition hsa it that he died while on summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. However, Nashua records have him dying in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Mary Agnes grew up in Enfield and Unity, New Hampshire. Unlike most or all of her brothers, she did not live with the Shakers but with her parents. She is mentioned very affectionately in her husband's diary. She died in her 50's, with the cause of death being given as apoplexy. Her husband lived on for nearly 40 years.  
Thomas Dennison Parrish
198 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
199 According to Jules Dudock's autobiography, Max Polansky was eleven years old in 1904:

"They were very happy to be here, even though there was no money to speak of. They were not afraid to face hardship, courage was their inheritance. Sam was fourteen years old and Max eleven full of hope and ambition, the year was 1904 and Simon was back there in Germany out of danger of the gangsters back in Colonia, Romania. They missed him and wanted him with them in New York too. ' 
Max Polansky
200 From Julius Dudock Autobiography:

"Max had a daughter with his first wife Sophie named Emily. His wife died in childbirth while trying to deliver a second child. Her sister took Emily into her home and raised her like her own child. Max remarried to a very nice woman called Fannie, and had two sons with her."  
Max Polansky

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