91st PA: Alexander Osborne Earnest

Alexander Osborne Earnest

Before the war

He was born about 1828/29, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (35 in 1864), 11 (38 (?) at death), 20 (28 in 1860). place: 3, 10, 20]

In 1856, he was a jeweler, living at 1 Fitzwater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

On 16 March 1854, he married Everina McLaughlin. They were married by Reverend John Coleman, of Trinity Church, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had these two children:

[sources: 20, 23, 27]

In 1857, he was a jeweler, living at Plover, near 8th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 14]

In 1858-1859, he was a jeweler, living at 1207 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 15, 16]

In 1860, he was an engineer, living at 1207 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 17, 18]

On 7 March 1860, his first wife, Everina Earnest, died, of phthisis pulmonalis. She was buried from his residence, 1207 South 7th Street. [sources: 23, 24]

In 1860, he was an engineer. He was living with James and Harris Earnest (his children), and with Amelia and James McLaughlin. He owned $200 in personal property. [source: 20]

In 1861, he was an engineer, living at 1201 Peters Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 19]

On 12 January 1862, he married Kate Smith. She was born in 1841/42, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living on Peters Street below 13th Street, and was an engineer. She was living at 1037 Parker Street. They were married by Reverend J A McKean, apparently of the Calvary Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had one child:

[source: 27]

When he enlisted, he was a jeweler. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and black hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service, as a recruit, for three years, on 5 February 1864, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and was mustered in by Lieutenant Hilderburn. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 3, 27, 28, 29]

He was detailed for duty in the provost guard at brigade headquarters on 4 July 1864. [sources: 4, 5, 6]

He was killed in action on 21 August 1864, while on a skirmish line, acting as a safe guard on the Weldon Rail Road, in Virginia. He was shot through the head. Theodore A Hope helped him off the field, and he died a few minutes later. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 10 (20 Aug, but dated 31 Oct), 11 (21 Aug), 27, 28, 29]

On 6 [?] November 1864, he was buried at Lafayette Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was buried from 1037 [?] Parker Street, above Washington Avenue--the residence of John W Smith, his father in law. [sources: 10, 11]

After the war

On 4 November 1864, his widow, Kate Earnest, applied successfully for a pension, under the act of 14 July 1862. She was living at 1037 Parker Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her application was approved retroactive to 21 August 1864. The certificate was dated 18 March 1865. She received $8 per month. [sources: 7, 9, 12, 27]

On 26 January 1865, company E published resolutions mourning his death (and fifteen others), and sympathizing with their families. [source: 8]

On 9 March 1865, Theodore A Hope certified that Earnest served in company E and was killed in action at Weldon Railroad on 21 August 1864. [source: 27]

On 19 November 1865, Kate Earnest married John Leighton Graham. They were married by Reverend Richard A Mallery. [source: 27]

On 16 March 1866, the Philadelphia County Orphans' Court appointed Kate Graham guardian of James O Earnest, Harris Earnest, and Emily S Earnest. She was required to post $300 security. [source: 27]

On 24 July 1866, Kate Graham, guardian of his minor dependents, applied successfully for a pension, under the act of 14 July 1862. She was living at 1515 South Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her application was accepted on 25 October 1866, retroactive to 20 November 1865, for $8 per month and $2 additional for each child less than sixteen years old, under the act of 25 July 1866. [sources: 7, 9, 12, 27]

On 7 September 1866, the Pension Office wrote a letter noting discrepancies in the names and dates of the children. On 17 October 1866, Kate Graham replied, swearing that the dates (listed above) are correct, that the error in her declaration for widow's pension [see p.30] must have been a clerical error 'made through the carelessness and loose way of doing business at the office of the Sanitary Commission'. [source: 27]

In 1870, Kate Graham was living in ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband John L Graham, and with Emily, Mary L, and John L (presumably her children), along with her parents John and Emily Smith and with George Smith (presumably her brother). John worked in the US Mint. [source: 21]

On 19 January 1874, the plurality clause was erased from the pension certificate. [source: 27]

On 14 December 1875, the pension agent was instructed to suspend payment. On 24 January 1876, the pension agent was instructed to resume payment. [source: 27]

In 1880, Kate Graham was living at 1702 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was living with her husband John L Graham, her daughter Emily S Earnest, and with her and John's children Mary, John, Thomas, and George. John was a gate keeper. [source: 22]

The pension expired in October 1878, when Emily turned 16. [source: 27]

His widow, Kate Graham, seems to have died on 14 January 1915, of cardiac dilitation, with croupous pneumonia contributing. She was buried in Mt Peace Cemetery, from her late residence, 1434 Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 25, 26]

Researcher

Gary Steiner is researching Alexander Osborne Earnest. Contact him at gary2001@randarak.com.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 list of deaths, company E

3 descriptive roll, company E, entry 134 (Alexander O Earnest)

4 special order 61, headquarters, 91st Pennsylvania Infantry, 4 July 1864

5 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 4 July 1864

6 special order 61, HQ 91st PA, 4 July 1864

7 pension index, by name (Alexander O Earnest)

8 'Headquarters company E', Philadelphia Inquirer 26 January 1865 page 5 (Alexander O Earnest)

9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Alexander O Earnest)

10 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 Aug 1864 (Alex O Earnest)

11 death notice, Public Ledger 4 November 1864 page 2 (Alexander Osborn Earnest)

12 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 43,156 (Kate Earnest widow of Alexander O Earnest)

13 1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory pages 175-176 (Alex O Earnest)

14 1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 185 (Alex O Earnest)

15 1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory page 185 (Alex O Earnest)

16 1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, p.195 (Alex O Earnest)

17 1860 Biddle's directory p.291 (Alexander O Earnest)

18 1860 Biddle's directory p.266 (Alexander O Earnest)

19 1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 267 (A. Osborne Earnest)

20 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 348 = 348 handwritten (Osborn Earnest)

21 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, district 2, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 552 recto = 201 handwritten (Kate Graham)

22 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 545, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 427 = 20 D handwritten (Kate Graham)

23 death notice, Public Ledger 8 March 1860 page 2 (Everina Earnest)

24 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 7 March 1860 (Everina Earnest)

25 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 16 January 1915, page 7 (Kate Graham)

26 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 January 1915 (Kate Graham)

27 dependents' pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 85,780 (James O Earnest et al. minor children of Alexander O Earnest)

28 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander O Earnest)

29 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Alexander O Ernest)

A note on identification

If my identifications are correct, Kate Graham was apparently not caring for Alexander Earnest's two children by his first wife. Wouldn't that count against her receiving a pension as the guardian of his children?

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 January 2012)
Everina in USA: 7, none born in 1830's (to match her death certificate)
1890 US census, veterans' schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (Kate Graham born Pennsylvania 1840-1845; John L Graham born Pennsylvania 1842-1846) (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
HeritageQuest index (Graham/Grahm in Philadelphia age 51-60)--note there is a John L Graham, 56, in ward 26, at microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 181 = 13 A handwritten, father-in-law to James Griffith [?], 57, widowed--but no Kate is living with them; another John Graham 56 is living in the Almshouse (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (Kate Graham born Pennsylvania 1840-1845; John L Graham born Pennsylvania 1842-1846) (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
HeritageQuest index (Graham/Grahm in Philadelphia age 61-70) (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
they are not at 1434 Porter; see microfilm series T624, film 1401, page 272 = 13 A handwritten
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (Kate Graham born Pennsylvania 1840-1845) (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (Kate Graham born Pennsylvania 1840-1845) (accessed 2 Jan 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 1 January 2012
GenealogyBank
searching for Alexander/Osborn/Osborne/Osbourne/Osbourn Earnest on GenealogyBank found only the death notice (accessed 2 January 2012)
FamilySearch
searching for Harris Earnest resident Philadelphia found only the 1860 census entry below; searching for Harris Earnest born Pennsylvania 1854-1862 did not add any other references
searching for James Earnest born 1854-1858 did find a James Earnest, 14 years old, living in a Soldiers Orphan School in Mount Joy Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the 1870 census (microfilm series M593, film 1358, page 87 verso = 45 handwritten)

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 348 = 348 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the identification note on the city directories; this matches the Alexander Osborne Earnest in the 1860-61 directories in name and occupation]
line1011121314
Dwelling number2403    
Family number2677    
NameOsborn EarnestJames "Harris "James McLaughlinAmelia "
Age28422517
SexM"""F
Color     
OccupationEngineer  Tin RooferHousekeeper
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate200    
Place of birthPa""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, district 2, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 552 recto = 201 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since a Kate Graham applied for a pension as the guardian of Alexander Earnest's children; Emily Graham is presumably the Emily Earnest in the 1880 census]
line2728293031323334
Dwelling-house number98       
Family number95       
NameSmith John W- Emily- GeorgeGraham John L- Kate- Emily- Mary L- John L
Age5755182626842
SexMFMMFFFM
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationShoe makerKeeping houseShoe cutterWorks in U.S. MintKeeping house   
Real estate value        
Personal estate value        
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year     1  
Can't read        
Can't write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  1    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 545, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 427 = 20 D handwritten]
[identification is likely; this clearly matches the family in the 1870 census transcribed above, and Emily Earnest's surname suggests she is the daughter of Alexander Earnest, from Kate's first marriage]
line21222324252627
street nameSouth 13th Street
house number1702      
dwelling visit #171      
family visit #175      
nameGraham John L- KateEarnest Emily SGraham Mary H- John L- Thomas T- George S
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFMMM
age363617131174
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeStep DaughterDaughterSonSonSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationGate KeeperKeeping House At School   
months unemployed       
currently ill?    Infantile paralysis  
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year   1   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplace PennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 30 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Earnest Alexander O
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 2 April 2014]

Ernest Alexander O
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Earnest Alexander O

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 Aug 1864, Alex O Earnest]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]
[the first certificate overlays the top half of the city death certificate]
City Point, Va Oct 31 1864

This Certifies, That Alex. O. Earnest, a private of Co. E. Reg't 91st State Pa died on the 20 day of Augt 1864, aged 30 years.
Cause of Death Direct, Gun Shot wound Indirect, [blank]
Embalming
M. J. Burnell Surgeon

8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 2
12. Street and Number, No 1037 Parker [?] St
13. Date of Burial Nov 6th [?] 1864
14. Place of Burial, Lafayette Cemety
P J [?] Banner UNDERTAKER
Residence 815 S 2 St

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 4 November 1864 page 2, Alexander Osborn Earnest]

EARNEST--Killed, on the 21st of August, in the Battle on the Weldon Railroad, ALEXANDER OSBORN EARNEST of Co. E, 91st Reg't Penna Vols., in the 38th [??] year of his age.

[see poems in death notices]
Another sacrifice at the altar of his country,
Unveil thy bosom faithful tomb,
Take this new treasure to thy trust,
And give those sacred relics room
To slumber in the silent dust.

No pain, nor grief nor anxious fear
Invade thy bounds; no mortal woes
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
While angels watch the soft repose.

It seems to strange that thou are dead.
We'll meet on earth no more:
That voice we loved so well has fled
Beyond the happy shore.

May the storms fall lightly
And the sun shine sweetly
On his grave.

The relatives and friends of the family, and members of the regiment now in the city, the Provost Guard and soldiers in general, are affectionately invited to attend his funeral from the residence of his father in law, John W Smith, 1037 [?] Parker street, above Washington avenue on Sunday afternoon at 1 o clock. To proceed to Lafayette Cemetery.

widow's pension certificate file, cross reference

[widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 43,156, Kate Earnest widow of Alexander O Earnest]
[abstracted 1 Jan 2012, from Fold3]
[4 Nov 1864]
Kate Earnest, widow of Alexander O Earnest, applied for a pension under the act of 14 July 1862 (p.1)
attorney: W N Ashman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (p.1)
her application was approved retroactive to 21 August 1864, (certificate number 43,156, dated 18 March 1865). she received $8 per month (p.1)
6 September [1866?]
Kate Earnest's pension certificate file was incorporated in application 130,454, K. Graham guardian of Earnest's minor children (p.2)

children's pension certificate file

[dependents' pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 85,780, James O Earnest et al. minor children of Alexander O Earnest]
[abstracted March 2012, from Fold3]
16 March 1854
Alexander O Earnest married Evernia [sic] McLaughlin by Rev John Coleman, rector of Trinity Church, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (p.9)
2 children, E Ward attending physician for both (pp.2, 3, 19)
James O Earnest, born 15 July 1856 (pp.2, 3, 13, 19, 30 [Osborn b. 5 Sep 1856])
L Harris Earnest, born 5 September 1859 (pp.2, 3, 13, 19, 30 [Harrison b. 12 Oct 1858])
12 January 1862
Alexander Osborne Earnest (Peters below 13th street, occupation engineer, born Philadelphia, 29 years old) married Kate Smith (1037 Parker Street, born Philadelphia, 20 years old), at Philadelphia PA, by Rev J A McKean (pp.3, 8, 30)
recorded in church record of Calvary Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (p.8)
one child: Emily Smith Earnest, born 7 October 1862, baptized 7 February 1864 by Rev S W Thomas pastor of St Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia (pp.2, 3, 13, 18, 30)
5 Feb 64
enrolled and mustered in co. E as private (pp.2, 6, 29)
21 Aug 64
killed in action at Weldon Railroad (pp.2, 3, 6, 7, 28, 29, 30)
4 Nov 64
Kate Earnest applied for a pension (application 71,115 [?]) under the act of 14 July 1862 (pp.6, 29, 30)
certificate 43,156 (p.24)
her address: 1037 Parker Street; her age 22 (pp.29, 30)
attorney: W N Ashman, 1307 Chestnut St Philadelphia PA (p.29)
witnesses: Mrs Emily Schurch, Cora Theddison [?] (p.30)
dated 14 October 1864 (p.30)
her application was accepted on 15 March 1865 (p.29)
She received $8 per month retroactive to 21 August 1864 (p.29)
31 Jan 65
Adjutant General's Office gave the Pension Office the above-summarized information (p.6)
2 Mar 1865
the Pension Office sent [?] circular 21 (p.27)
9 Mar 1865
Theodore A Hope, captain commanding co E, certified that Alexander O Earnest served in co E, and was killed in action at Weldon Rail Road Virginia on 21 August 1864 (p.28)
Hope knew this from 'helping him off the field after he was shot', and Earnest died 'in a few minutes' (p.28)
15 Mar 65
pension granted to widow (application 71, 115; certificate 43,156) (p.2)
$8 per month, retroactive to 21 Aug 65 (p.2)
19 Nov 65
Kate Earnest remarried, to John Leighton Graham, by Rev Richard A Mallery (pp.2, 3, 4, 11)
Kate paid pension to 19 Nov 1865 (p.2)
16 Mar 1866
Kate Graham appointed guardian of James O, Harris, and Emily S Earnest by Orphans' Court with $300 security being posted (pp.2, 25)
24 July 1866
Kate Graham, guardian of, James O Earnest, Harris Earnest, and Emily S Earnest, minor children of Alexander O Earnest, applied for a pension (application 130,454) (p.3)
guardian's residence: 1515 S Front St, Philadelphia PA. age 23 (p.3)
attorney Mathew Poulson + Co Philadelphia (p.3)
witnesses Emma Shively and Fanny A Schurch (both of Philadelphia) (p.4)
dated 23 July 1866 (p.3)
application accepted 25 October 1866, retroactive to 20 November 1865, for $8 per month and $2 extra for each child less than 16 (pp.2, 21)
certificate dated 30 October 1866, sent to Mathews Poulson + Co Philadelphia (p.21)
22 Aug 1866
Adjutant General's Office provided information to the Pension Office (p.7)
6 Sep 1866
Kate Earnest's widow's certificate file was incorporated into this file (p.24)
7 Sep 1866
the Pension Office sent a letter about the names and dates of birth of the children (p.24)
17 Oct 1866
Kate Graham, 24 years old, swore that the above-stated dates of birth are correct, and that the error in her declaration for widow's pension [see p.30] must have been a clerical error 'made through the carelessness and loose way of doing business at the office of the Sanitary Commission' (pp.13-14)
she also requested the additional pension for minor children provided in the act of 25 July 1866 (p.15)
19 Jan 1874
the "Plu. Clause" was erased from the pension certificate (p.22)
14 Dec 1875
the pension agent was to suspend payment (p.22)
24 Jan 1876
the pension agent was to resume payment (p.22)
31 Oct 1878
Emily, minor child of Alexander O Earnest, last paid $8 + $2 to 6 October 1878 was dropped from the pension rolls, because her pension expired on 6 October 1878 (p.16)

selected Philadelphia city directories

[transcribed 1 January 2012, from Fold3]
[identification is likely--the 1856-1859 entries match the name and occupation at enlistment (on the descriptive roll, reference #3), the 1860 entry matches the address in the 1858-1859 entries, and the 1861 entry matches the name and occuption in the 1860 entry]

[1851 Edward C and John [Biddle's?] Philadelphia directory, page 117: no plausible Earnest]
[1855 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, pages 150-151: no plausible Earnest]
[1856 Biddle's Philadelphia directory pages 175-176:] Earnest Alex. O., jeweller, 1 Fitzwater
[1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 185:] Earnest Alex. O., jeweller, Plover n 8th
[1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory page 185:] Earnest Alex. O., jeweller, 1207 S 7th
[1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, p.195:] Earnest Alex. O., jeweller, 1207 S 7th
[1860 Biddle's directory p.291:] Earnest Alexander O. engineer, 1207 S 7th
[1860 Biddle's directory p.266:] Earnest Alexander O., engineer, 1207 S 7th
[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 267:] Earnest A. Osborne, engineer, 1201 Peters
[1862 Biddle/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 183: no Alexander, A, O or Osborn Earnest, none at 1201 Peters]
[1863 Biddle/McElroy's Philadelphia directory page 223: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest, none at 1201 Peters
[1864 Biddle/McElroy's Philadelphia directory page 202: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest, none at 1201 Peters
[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory page 206: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest, none at 1201 Peters
[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory page 216: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest, none at 1201 Peters
[1867 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory pp.439-440: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest]
[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.499: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest]
[1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory p.488: no Alexander, A O or Osborn Earnest]

death notice, first spouse

[death notice, Public Ledger 8 March 1860 page 2, Everina Earnest]
[identification is likely; this clearly matches the entry in the 1860-1861 city directories]
transcribed 1 January 2012, from GenealogyBank]

On the 7th instant, EVERINA EARNEST, aged 27 years. [Baltimore papers please copy.]

Her relatives and friends and those of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her husband, Osbourn Earnest, No. 1207 South Seventh street, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 3 1/2 o'clock, without further notice.

death certificate, first spouse

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 7 March 1860, Everina Earnest]
[this is a handwritten note, not on the prescribed form]
[identification is likely; this clearly matches the death notice transcribed above]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 2 January 2012]

Died March 7 /60 of Phthisis Pulmonalis Mrs. Everina Earnest 7[th] St below Federal st Aged 27 years

E Woodruff [???]

widow's death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 16 January 1915, page 7, Kate Graham]
[transcribed 1 Jan 12 from GenealogyBank]
[identification is uncertain, based primarily on the 1870 census and the absence of other candidates]

GRAHAM--Jan 14 1915 KATE, wife of John L Graham and daughter of late John W and Emily Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday 2 PM, precisely, at late residence 1434 [? the third digit is particularly unclear] Porter st. Interment private.

widow's death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 January 1915, Kate Graham]
[identification is uncertain; see the death notice transcribed above]
[transcribed 1 January 1912, from FamilySearch]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS. File No. [blank] Registered No. 1479
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 1434 Porter St.[blank] Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Kate Graham
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Female
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH January 5th 1874
7. AGE 74 yrs. - mos. 5 ds.
8. OCCUPATION none
9. BIRTHPLACE Philadelphia
10. NAME OF FATHER John W. Smith
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Pennsylvania
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Dont [sic] know
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Pennsylvania
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Frank Graham
(Address) 1434 Porter St
15. Filed JAN 18 1915 Nora [?] R. Deardorff Local Registrar
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Jany 14 1915
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Dec 26 1914, to Jan 14 1915, that I last saw her alive on Jan 14 1915, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 8.15 P.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: acute cardiac dilitation
(Duration) [blank]
Contributory Croupous pneumonia
(Signed) Robt [?] W Lau M.D.
JAN 17 1915 (Address) N. E. Ritner + 15
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS): [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Mt Peace Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 19th 1915
20. UNDERTAKER Robert P. Morton
ADDRESS 1444 So Broad St

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