Michael Wrightstone Family History
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Michael Wrightstone (1825-1903)

Here's the specific research paper on Michael Wrightstone.

Michael Wrightstone was born October 3rd 1825 to John Wrightstone and Elizabeth Hart in Fairview Township York County York County Pennsylvania. Michael was named after his mother's father; Michael Hart. [1] 

In 1830 Michael and his younger brother John lived in Fairview Township York County Pennsylvania, but prior to 1840 Michael and his parents moved to Conewago Township, Newberrytown of York County Pennsylvania. By the mid 1840s, Michael moved back to Fairview Township and was still there in 1848 and 1849. At that time Michael occupied a piece of property [2]  in Fairview Township with one building valued at $50 dollars, and he is taxed 15 cents in 1848 and 12 cents in 1849. [3] 

Michael grew to be 5' 8" tall, and worked as a farmer and farm laborer. Prior to entering the Civil War as a private, Michael worked for a Michael and Mary A. Coover as a farm labor in Monaghan Township, Post Office Lewisberry York County Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1862 Michael and his brother John [4]  enlisted as privates into Company C of the 166 Pennsylvania Regiment. Michael was in Company C and John Company G.

The 166th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Infantry was a drafted militia, activated for a nine month service. [5]  "...This muster-in roll of Drafted Militia was made on the form intended for Volunteers..."

According to Michael's Civil War Co. "C" Muster Roll Cards, Michael was 29 years old when he joined for duty and enrolled as a private on November 9th 1862 in York Pennsylvania. Michael mustered-in at York on November 11th 1862; and then mustered-out in Harrisburg Pennsylvania on July 28th 1863. His last pay was made on March 1st 1863; and he was given $34.48 for clothing in kind or money advanced.

Between October 24th and December 8th 1862, the regiment organized at Camp Franklin, near York City York Pennsylvania. Between December 8th and 17th the regiment moved to Washington, D. C., then to Newport News, and Suffolk, Virginia; the regiment had duty in Suffolk until June 1863. From December 17th 1862 to April 1863, while in Suffolk Va., the regiment was attached to Foster's Brigade, 1st Division 7th Corps, Department of Virginia, and later to July 1863 the regiment was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division 7th Corps. The regiment had duty in Suffolk VA until June 1863. [6] 

During the regiment's service, they lost 6 men who were killed and mortally wounded and 11 men by disease. To a total of 17 men lost. At the siege of Suffolk, Fort Huger and Hill's Point was known as Longstree's Tidewater Operations, which lasted from February to May 1863. The regiments actual siege dates were from April 11th to May 4th 1863. The principle commanders of the campaign were: Union Army - Brig. Gen. John Peck; Confederate Army - Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. A total of 45000 men were engaged in this campaign. A total of 1,160 soldiers were killed or died at the Suffolk siege.

From the muster roll call cards, Michael was present in the following locations: January 8 to10: Expedition toward Blackwater ~ January 30: Deserted House ~ April 4: Leesville ~ April 11 to May 4: Siege of Suffolk Virginia ~ April 12 to 13: Edenton, Providence Church and Somerton Roads ~ April 15 and 20: Somerton Road ~ April 24: Edenton Road ~ May 12 to 26: Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad ~ May 15 to 16: Holland House, Carrsville ~ June 27 to July 7: Dix's Peninsula Campaign ~ July 1 to 7: Expedition from White House to South Anna River ~ July 4: South Anna Bridge ~ July 8: Moved to Washington, D. C. ~ July 28: Mustered out July 28, 1863.

A brief description on the siege at Suffolk follows: On April 19th1863 a Union infantry force landed on Hill's Point at the confluence of the forks of the Nansemond River. This amphibious force assaulted Fort Huger from the rear, quickly capturing its garrison, thus reopening the river to Union shipping. On April 24, Brig. Gen. Michael Corcoran's Union division mounted a reconnaissance-in-force from Fort Dix against Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's extreme right flank. The Federals approached cautiously and were easily repulsed. On April 29, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed Longstreet to disengage from Suffolk and rejoin the Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg. By May 4, the last of Longstreet's command had crossed the Blackwater River en route to Richmond. [7] 

After Michael mustered out of the 166th Pennsylvania Regiment in 1863, he went to work for the Caleb and Elizabeth Underwood family in the Lewisberry area located in Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania. Caleb's brother John Underwood was a neighbor. While living with the Underwood's Michael meets and marries Eliza Jane Kline. They married on September 27th 1864 in Lewisberry York County Pennsylvania by Reverend Solomon Dasher, who was a Lutheran Minister in the Lewisberry area. The wedding was conducted in the Dasher home, with Reverend Dasher's wife and daughter attending. Eliza was born on February 23rd 1839 to the parents of were William O. Kline and Jane Kline.

By 1870 Michael was a laborer working in a nursery in Monaghan Township. He is 45 and Elizabeth is 31 years old, and they have five children, all under the age of 5 years old. By 1880, Frank age 8, Edwin age 5, Irwin 1 year old, and Morris 3 months old are born. Ulysses age 14 and Ira age 12 are still living with the family. Charles who should be about 10 years old and Millian E who should be about 11 years old is not listed with the family.

Michael and Eliza lived with the Underwood's for a brief time before moving to Siddonsburg Monaghan Township, were Eliza ad Michael were well on their way of raising their family. They would also live in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania; [8]  just a few miles north of Siddonsburg.

Michael Eliza Wrightstone had nine children. [9]  According to the 1900 census record for Upper Allen Twp York Co, Elizabeth indicates she had 9 children and 8 were still living. Over the years we've been collecting and organizing as many Wrightstone Photos we could hunt down and post.

i.    Ulysses S. Grant Wrightstone was born June 7th 1866. He died October 20th 1943.

ii.   Ira Alfred Wrightstone was born June 11th 1867. He married Christeena Stalter-Felter on July 26th 1915.

iii.  William Elmer Wrightstone was born December 7th 1868. He married Ella B. Kreider on April 12th 1894.

iv.   Charles Howard Wrightstone was born March 28th 1870, and died February 20th 1871; aged 10 months, 23 days.

v.    Franklin Marion Wrightstone was born January 20th 1872. He married Edith E. Miller.

vi.   Edwin Underwood Wrightstone was born August 20th 1874. He married Hattie Amelia Arnold, on December 2nd 1902.  [10]

vii.  Irvin Caley Wrightstone was born July 11th 1878. He married Bertha Alice.

viii. Maurice Percy Wrightstone was born February 17th 1880. He married Luelle Pearl Nelms on November 2nd 1912.

ix.    Ida May Wrightstone was born July 6th 1885. She married Jonathan I. May on February 2nd 1904.

By 1890 Michael and Eliza lived in Upper Allen Township, post office Shepherdstown. [11]  It is 1890 we learn that Michael filed an application for a Civil War Pension for his service with the 166th Pennsylvania Regiment during the American Civil War. [12]  This paper is a pension synopsis of his claim. In the claim, Michael indicates; "...That he is physically unable to earn a support by reason of chronic rheumatism and nervousness, which keeps me from work a great portion of my time - sometimes 2 weeks - at a stretch, and suffer pain all the time..." [13]  On a March 31st 1891 affidavit, Michael claims the following: "...I contacted rheumatism on July 1863 at Suffolk by lying out in the cold and sometimes laid in the water and became nervous from exposure..." [14]

The Physician's Affidavit by Dr. Robert P. Long of Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, states: "...That I have this day examined Mr. Michael Wrightstone, private in Co. C 166th Regiment, drafted member, and found him suffering from shaking Palsy and rheumatism and find that his disability is of a permanent character. The disease has not been caused by any vicious (habit or battle?) that the applicant is disabled to the extent of 3/4(from?) manual labor..." [15]  The supporting Neighbors Affidavits were for two men; C. B. Underwood, age 69 from Mechanicsburg; and Washington Williams, age 60 of Upper Allen Township, Post Office Shepherdstown.

C. B. is for Caleb Underwood, who witnesses a number of affidavits for Michael and Eliza, and who discusses his brother John in a later affidavit. Washington Williams is part of the family where Michaels's wife, Eliza Kline, lived during in 1860 in Monroe Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. In the affidavit, both men testified how Michael worked for them; "...and while working he worked with ease, but has been getting worse, and at times the work appears to go hard for him, and is at this time very nervous, which in our opinion is the result of several diseases, and do not think that he is not able to do more than 1/2 of manual labor..." [16]

The neighbors' affidavit is from C. B. Underwood, age 69, and living in Mechanicsburg, and Washington Williams, age 60, living in Upper Allen Township, Post Office Shepherdstown. Both knew Michael prior to him having problems. The affidavit was dated Dec 12th 1890, making C. B. Underwood's birth circa 1821, and Washington William's birth circa 1830.

In 1891 Michael, while still living in Shepherdstown, Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County PA applied for an increase in his pension. In this application, Michael stated that his original pension of six dollars ($6.00) per month is for Rheumatism, and that he suffers from the following disabilities which he does not draw a pension. "...I have not got the use of my arms. I am not able to put them up to my head..." [17]  Again C. B. Underwood witnesses the claim and H. S. Mohler (Harry S. Mohler) both residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County. Michael's Claimant Affidavit is again unreadable.

In all of the documents thus far Michael is not writing his name, but is making his mark with an "X". The name is most likely being written by a witness or the Justice of the Peace. In all census records where the question is asked; can read or write, Michael is listed as "No" for both. Michael could not read or write.

In 1892 Michael is again seen by a Physician. Michael is 67 years old, 5' 7' tall, and weighed 154 pounds. Michael's pulse rate was 108, respiration 20, and his temperature was 98 3/5th degrees. The paper did not identify the physician, but it can be assumed it is Dr. Robert P. Long from Mechanicsburg.

Much of the document is technical and hard to decipher, but here is what could be translated.

•     "...Rheumatism is getting worse. He had to wear glasses for 2 years. Has been somewhat nervous for several years...Rheumatism, heart size and sounds are normal, but its action is rapid...slight exercise brought pulse to 120...marked antiepileptic motion in shoulders and knees...no other physical signs of rheumatism were present...Claimant is well nourished, muscles are firm and hands are callous. No evidence of any nervousness was present except a slight tremor of hands common to one's age..." [18] 

The issue with nervousness may have been Shaking Palsy (Parkinson's) or other neurological issue like Essential Tremors, which are progressive neurological disorders. Symptoms include shaking of the arms or hands that is apparent during voluntary movements such as eating and writing. The tremor can also spread to the head (neck), jaw and voice as well as other body regions.

On May 20th 1896 Michael now 67 is living in Mechanicsburg, and he again filed another request for the increase of Invalid Pension with the local Justice of the Peace. In this affidavit Certificate Number 623659 is cited.

•    "...Application is also made for further additional pension on account of the following disabilities for which he has not heretofore been pensioned: nervousness to such an extent that he is unable to cloth himself or to feed himself on account of it...?...his age. He believes himself entitled to a higher rating..." [19]  A Dr. George Fulmer provided an affidavit.

•    "...I have this day carefully examined Mr. Michael Wrightstone, having been a private in Co C 166 Pa Volunteer Militia. I find him suffering from chronic rheumatism and exceedingly nervous. That it is with great difficulty that he can put a glass of water to his lips without turning it on himself. And at this time he is incapacitated from performing any hard manual labor by which he can support himself and wife. And that his disabilities are not due to any vicious habits..." [20] 

On a surgeon's certificate dated July 22nd 1896 for Certificate Number 623659, the examining physician, Robert N. Short, reaffirms previous physician's diagnosis. One exception is the physician's description of Michael's nervousness, which the physician diagnosed as being caused by; nervousness partial paralysis Agitans. This is the first time we correlate the nervousness to what we call today as Parkinson disease. Michael's final diagnosis is Rheumatism and Paralysis Agitans.

Michael died November 5th 1903 at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 2 days in the vicinity of Graham's School house in Upper Allen Township. [21]  He was buried on November 8th 1903 [22]  at the Filey's Church and Cemetery located in Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania. The church is located outside of Siddonsburg and Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

He was prostrated by a stroke of paralysis. He lingered until Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock, when the death summons came, and he passed beyond, at age 78 years. (The deceased lived in this neighborhood for many years, and was always recognized as a man of the straightest integrity.) He was a member in good standing of Post 415 G. A. R. of Mechanicsburg. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, with services in Filey's church by Reverend A. M. Strauss of Mechanicsburg. The remains will be interned in the grave yard adjoining the church. [23]  Filey's church burnt down in 2010.

On November 13th 1903 Michael's wife Eliza Jane applied for Michael's pension as his widow. The remaining series of documents that were filed in support of this application provided details on Elizabeth's and Michael's life. [24]  When applying for a widowers Civil War pension, Eliza indicated she had a marriage certificate, but by 1903 she indicated that she didn't have it, or that she knew of any public record of her marriage to Michael existed, or of any other marriage certificate. [25]  The resulting affidavits filed in support of Eliza's pension claim reveals more about Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

Eliza was 64 years old when she applied for the pension in 1903, and she lived near Mechanicsburg Cumberland County. Eliza sates her and Michael married on September 27th 1864 at Lewisberry York County, and that her maiden name was Eliza Jane Kline. The application also states that he and Eliza had never previously been married, and that; "...She has no income from any source, and unable to work, and is dependent upon others for her support..." [26]  Eliza signed the application using her own handwriting. The application also list two people attesting to Eliza being the widow of Michael; Armstrong Hershman and Samuel A. Miller both of Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA. Both stated that they knew the family; they were present at Michael's funeral; that they were two of Michael's Pal-Bearers, and that Michael was buried November 8th 1903.

Mary J. Mumper, age 53, and residing in Mechanicsburg in November 1903, testified that she knew both Eliza and Michael before they married. She also recalled when they did get married and returned to the Underwood homestead, where Mary lived. Mary J. Underwood would have been born circa 1850, and would have married a Mumper. In this same affidavit Ms. Eliza M. Peterman, age 75, living in Dillsburg November 1905, also recalled Eliza and Michael when they were very young people.

In 1904 Eliza Wrightstone, age 65, residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA stated:

•     "...There is neither public nor church record of my marriage to Michael Wrightstone. The minister who performed the ceremony has died. Years ago the minister's wife and daughter were present at marriage, but his wife is dead and his daughter I am told lives in California - were married at the minister's residence in Lewisberry York County PA. All the property I got in this world is my furniture which is old and out of date - Might sell for $50 at a public sale. I sent certificate from Commissioners Office showing that neither I nor my husband owned any real property..."

•    "...I have no interest in any bonds, stocks or any other securities or investments. I have no one to depend on for a living except my children and they are kept busy to earn enough for their own support. My husband did not have any life insurance. I never had any real estate to disperse of or since November 16th 1903..." [27]  Eliza signed the application using her own handwriting.

As part of the 1904 affidavits for Eliza was Elizabeth J. Underwood, who was 73 years old residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA stated: "...The claimant and her husband Michael Wrightstone I have known for many years. They both worked for us on our farm when young people before the Civil War. I distinctly remember when they went from our farm to Lewisberry to get married and remember that they returned. I do not remember the date however. There is no question that neither have been married before they married each other. They were married during the fall of 1864, and the following spring went to housekeeping. And from my personal knowledge have kept house and lived together as man and wife up to her husband's death which occurred November 5th 1903. They raised a family and 9 children and were regarded by all who knew them to be kind and respectable folks..." [28] 

This Elizabeth is the wife of Caleb B. Underwood who also filed an affidavit for Michael in 1891. In 1860 Caleb and Elizabeth lived in the Dillsburg area of Carroll Township York County Pennsylvania. In 1870 they lived in Monaghan Township Siddonsburg York County, which was not far from Michael and Elizabeth. Elizabeth J. Underwood would have been born circa 1830.

Also in 1903 Caleb's bother, John M. Underwood age 67, and George H. Buffington age 65 both residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA made a statement: "...We knew both claimant and her husband Michael Wrightstone for years. The claimant has not remarried since her husband's death, which occurred last month (November). We never knew of them owning any real property..." [29]  The Cumberland County Commissioners Office Clerk, W.A. Lepperd, made a written statement attesting that Michael or Elizabeth were not assessed property tax within Upper Allen Township.

Daniel Morrett age 65 residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA made a statement:

•     "...That the claimant and I went to the same school together. I and the claimant's husband works together. Michael Wrightstone and I were intimate and while I do not remember the date of their marriage, I do know that neither were married before they married each other, and I do know that they lived as man and wife up to date of his death, and they never were divorced from each other. I have never known them to owe any Real Estate, but were poor people earning their living by manual labor, and raised a large family of children who also are poor and earning their support by manual labor..." [30] 

Another 1903 affidavit was from N. A, Dick, age 54, residing in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County. But there is nothing significant to duplicate here. He did state that he too attended Michael's funeral at Filey's church, about seven miles south of Mechanicsburg. Charles Williams, age 54, resided in Dillsburg York County made a statement:

•    "...That he was intimately acquainted with the claimant and her late husband Michael Wrightstone when young people, and are positive that neither had been married before they married each other. Knowing them as well as I did neither could have been married before they married each other without me knowing it, and I have lived within 5 miles from them all the time I know that they lived together as man and wife up to date of his death, and were never divorced from each other during their married life..." [31]  J. M. Bailey and D. W. Beitzel were both witnesses to the statement.

Eliza Jane Kline-Wrightstone died August 7th 1908 at 69 years, 5 months and 15 days. She is buried with her husband at Filey's Church Cemetery, Fileys Road Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania.

Over the years we've been collecting and organizing as many Wrightstone Photos we could hunt down and post.

Ulysses Grant Wrightstone (1866-1943)

Here's the specific research paper on Grant. We also have one photo of Grant, which was in our grandmother's collection.

Ulysses Grant Wrightstone was referred to as Grant. He was born June 7th 1865 [32]  to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Kline while the family lived in the Siddonsburg area of Monahan Township York County. The family bible indicated his name as Ulysses S. Grant Wrightstone, and another record indicated he was born June 6th 1866. [33] 

In 1900 Grant was a laborer for the railroad, and lived in the home of Annie Catherine Wolfkiel-Milliken and her family on Maple Avenue in Marysville Perry County Pennsylvania. [34] 

Little is known about Grant, but we believe he had a relationship with the Milligan family, possibly marring Annie B. Milligan. We don't know who Grant did married, but he indicated he was married about 1905. By 1910 Grant was living, without his wife, in the home of Ella Barge at 613 Cumberland Street in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. At that time Grant was working as a laborer for a freight depot.

In 1920 he identified himself as a widower, still living with Ella Milligan-Barge, and her daughter Cora and her husband Roy Himmelright. In 1930 Grant lived with Roy and Cora Himmelright at 631 Schuylkill Street in Harrisburg, and by 1940 he lived at the National Hotel in Mechanicsburg with Ella Barger's daughter and her husband; Roy and Cora Himmelright.

Grant died October 20th 1943. His memorial pamphlet, for his funeral service was in our grandmother's collection. His servie was held at the Myers Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg, and he was laid to rest in the East Harrisburg Cemetery, in the Roy and Cora Mae Barger Himmelright plot, parallel with their flat stone marker.

Ira Alfred Wrightstone (1867-1953)

Here's the specific research paper on Ira.

Ira Alfred Wrightstone was born June 11th 1867 to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Kline in the Siddonsburg area of Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania. He lived with his parents until late 19th century, when in 1900 he moved about seven miles away to Hampden Township Cumberland County where he rented a home with Alfred Blessing, and worked as a farm laborer.
,br> Prior to 1910 Ira was living in Shiremanstown Cumberland County, in the home of David and Susan Mumma on 60 Main Street. While there he worked as a laborer for the Railroad.

Ira was 48 years old when he married 39 year old Christeena Stalter-Felter on July 26th 1915 in Bloomingburg New York. Christeena Stalter was born August 18th 1875 to Nicholas Stalter and Margaret Townsley in Brooklyn New York.

Christeena was born on August 18th 1875 in New Jersey. When she was 19 years old she 1st married David Henry Felter on May 24th 1890 in Park Ridge, Bergen County New Jersey. David was born June 1865 in New Jersey. David and Christeena lived in Washington Township Bergen County New Jersey when David died prior to 1910. Christeena moved with her son William to Warrick in Orange County New York, where she worked in the home of Peter Vangelder.

After Ira and Christeena marriedin 1915, they bought a home on Green Street in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. The home was not far from Ira's brother and his family, Frank, who lived on East Green Street. Christeena's daughter Ida Felter-Stalter and her family, and Christeena's son, William Felter and his family, were also living at the Green Street home.

By 1920 Ira was working for the Rail Mill, which was the steel mill, making rails for railroad tracks in Steelton. By 1930 he was an assemblyman for the steel mill. Ira continued to live with his step son William Felter and his family. Ira and Christeena then moved to 2 Locust Street Mechanicsburg, not far from Christenna's grandson, Ira A. Stalter, who lived with his wife Margaret and her parents; Herman and Bertha Myers at 33 Locust Street.

Ira died June 27th 1953, and Christeena died on February 23rd 1964. This is Ita's memorial pamphlet for his memorial service, and Christeena's memorial pamphlet for her memorial service. Both were in our grandmother's collection.

Ira and Christeena were laid to rest in the Mechanicburg Cemetery

Ira and Christeenadid not have any children, but she was previously married and had three children.

i.    Ida May Felter was born January 31st 1892 in New Jersey, and died January 15th 1997. She first married William P. Stalter who was born January 25th 1880 in New York, and died June 28th 1928. After William died, Ida married Luther Kone, who was born June 9th 1893, and died May 25th 1962.

Ida and Luther did not have any children, but Ida and her 1st husband William Stalter had six children.
a.  William P. Stalter (II) was born February 1912 in New York, and died April 9th 1955. William (II) also had Donald E. who was born in 1936, and William P. (III) who was born November 1st 1937, and died October 10th 1990.

b.  Christeena A. (Christine) Stalter was born 1914 and died 1918.

c.  Jessie M. Stalter was born 1916 in New York.

d.  Wesley Stalter was born February 26th 1917 in New York, and died May 14th 1979.

e.  Ira A. Stalter was born 1919 in Pennsylvania, and married Margaret J. Myers. He was most likely named after Ira A. Wrightstone.

ii.    Charles Felter was born October 1893 in Bergen County New Jersey.

iii.  William C. Felter was born in October 15th 1896 in Bergen County New Jersey. He was 19 years old, and a widower, when he married 18 year old Berta Decker on December 28th 1914 in New York, New York. Bertha was born 1895 in Samsonville New York to Dewitt Decker and Jennie Ward. William and Berta had three children.

a.  William E. Felter was born December 1915 in New York.

b.  Martha W. Felter was born October 1918 in New York.

c.  Warren Felter was born December 1919 in Pennsylvania.

William Elmer Wrightstone (1868-1942)

Here's the specific research paper on William's family.

William Elmer Wrightstone was the third child born to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline on December 7th 1868 in the Siddonsburg area of Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania. In 1880 he was working as a farm laborer for Caleb B. and Elizabeth J. Underwood , who were long time family friends of his parents, Michael and Eliza Wrightstone.

William married Ella B. Kreider April 12th 1894 in Cumberland Co Pennsylvania. She was born in November 1863 to David and Anne J. Kreider; Anna was born 1863 in Pennsylvania and died 1945.

In 1910 the family lived at 636 West Main Street Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Ella's older sister, Mary Kreider, also lived with them. At that time William was a mason working for the railroad. In 1917 the family lived at 519 West Main Street Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. The family would continue to live in Mechanicsburg their entire life.

This is a photo of William and his family with his brother, Frank, and his family in Shiremanstown Pennsylvania.

William died in 1942 and was laid to rest in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

William and Ella B. Wrightstone had three boys.

i.    Harold Kreider Wrightstone: (1896-1942)

ii.   Walter Hull Wrightstone (1898-1954)

iii.  Eugene Raymond Wrightstone (1901-1978)

Harold Kreider Wrightstone: (1896-1942)

Harold Kreider Wrightstone was born to William Wrightstone and Ella Kreider on October 4th 1896 in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Harold married Ivanora (Iva) C Detweiler about 1915 in Washington County Maryland. Iva was born December 19th 1895 to John Henry Detweiler and Mary Alice Forry.

About mid 1920s, Harold was placed in the Harrisburg State Hospital, and his children were placed in an orphanage in Berks County. Harold remained in the hospital until he died in 1942.

In 1930 Iva and Victor lived with her parents, Jon and Mary Detweiler at 212 East Derry Street Harrisburg PA. By 1940 Iva and the family moved to Lancaster Pennsylvania, where Victor registered for WWII service.

Harold died September 27th 1942, and Iva on July 14th 1987. They were both laid to rest in the Mount Annville Cemetery located in Annville Lebanon County Pennsylvania.

Harold and Iva Wrightstone's Children:

i.    Philo W. Wrightstone was born on September 7th 1917 in Pennsylvania. He married Anna G. who was born 1907 and died 1873. Philo died February 28th 1992 in Harrisburg Dauphin County PA. He lived in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Philo and Anna were laid to rest in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery Lancaster, Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

ii.   Arthur D. Wrightstone was born November 30th 1919. He married Betty L. Keller, and lived in Dundalk, Maryland. Victor died April 24th 2012, and Betty died a few days later on May 31st 2012. They were both laid to rest at the Interment Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens. Arthur and Betty had two daughters.

a.    Deborah Wrightstone who married Carroll Podels.

b.    Cindy Wrightstone who married Paul Racilla. Cindy's parents, Arthur and Betty, were grandparents of Lori, Carrie, Brian & Nikki, and great-grandfather of Alex, Delilah, Emmy, Izzy and Evie.

iii.  Victor E. Wrightstone was born October 13th 1921 in Hershey Dauphin County PA. On March 8tth1941, while single and living in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Victor enlisted in the Army infantry, for the Panama Canal Department.

Victor was 5' 4' tall, and weighed 125 pounds. He was released from service on November 18th 1944. Victor was associated with the Holy Trinity Church in Ephrata, and a life time member of VFW Post 3376. Victordied while living in the Lititz area of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, on July 27th 2005. He was laid to rest in the National Cemetery located at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville Lebanon County Pennsylvania.

Walter Hull Wrightstone (1898-1954)

Walter Hull Wrightstone was born May 30th 1898 to William Wrightstone and Ella Kreider in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania.

Walter was 19 years old when he married 19 year old Verna Rowena Vogelsong on January 22nd 1918 in Waynesboro Franklin County Pennsylvania. Verna was born on July 2nd 1898 to George B. Vogelsong and Minnie C. Tryne.

In 1920 Walter and Verna lived with his parents, William and Ella Wrightstone, at 519 West Main Street Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania.

Verna's parents were George Vogelsong and Minnie C. Tripner. They both died two days apart from uremic poisoning, December 12th 1934. George and Minnie Vogelsong’s were survived by six children: Mrs. Clarence Deller of Harrisburg; Mrs. Reuben Cockley of Boiling Springs; Edward G, Vogelsong of Carlisle; Mrs. Walter Wrightstone of Carlisle; T. Clair Vogelsong of York; and George C. Vogelsong of York.

Walter died October 10th 1954, and his memorial pamphlet for his funeral service was in our grandmother's collection. Verna died September 1985 in Camp Hill, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. They were both laid to rest in the St. John's Cemetery in Hampton Township Cumberland Count Pennsylvania.

Walter and Verna Wrightstone had two children.

i.    Walter Hull Wrightstone Jr. was born on September 22nd 1927. Walter enlisted into the Army served in the Army March 11th 1946, and was released March 31st 1947.

Walter married Marie G. about 1949 in Washington County Maryland. She was from Shiremanstown Pennsylvania in 1932.

Walter died November 13th 2000 while living in Halifax, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Marie died Saturday, October 10th 2009 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, of Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Walter lived in Halifax dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Walter Jr. and Marie had three children.
a.    Beverly Wrightstone

b.    Kathy Wrightstone

c.    Walter B. Wrightstone was born April 15th 1962.

ii.   Elizabeth Wrightstone was born May 15th 1928 and died February 5th 1996.

Eugene Raymond Wrightstone (1901-1978)

Eugene Raymond Wrightstone was born on January 30th 1901 to William Wrightstone and Ella Kreider in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania.

Eugene married Bessie Minerva May, who was born September 8th 1905 to Jonathan May and Ida Wrightstone (Ida is Eugene's Aunt). Eugene and Bessie lived in Enola Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Eugene died June 1978 in Enola, Cumberland County PA. Bessie died on February 7th 1993.

Eugene and Bessie had one daughter.

i.    Helen Romaine Wrightstone was born March 1928. At 20 years old Helen married 22 year old Julian Dewitt Smith on April 10th 1948 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Julian was born 1926 to James Monroe Smith and Grace Ethel Witts. Helen currently lives in Ohio.

Frank Marion Wrightstone (1872-1929)

We could not add all of our sources and bibliography on this web page, but here's the specific research paper on Frank and his famiily. This paper has the detailed citations.

Franklin Marion Wrightstone was the fifth child born to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline on January 20th 1872 in the Siddonsburg area of Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania.

In 1900 Frank living and working as a farm laborer for Chris and Laura Harbold in Monroe Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Frank eventually rented a farm, and married Edith E. Miller in 1902. Edith was born March 1880 to Henry W. and Emaline (Emma) Miller in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Frank and Edith began their family living in Kohlertown, which is located on South York Street on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvana. Their children attended the Kolhlertown School in 1913.

In 1915 Frank had a small Wrightstone Reunion, which included his brother William and his family, and his sister Ida and her family. By 1920 Frank was an electrician for the steel mill, and later worked for the local Trolley Company.

There are more Wrightstone Photos we've been organizing.

Frank died April 22nd 1929 from angina pectoris. Edith died in 1949. They were both laid to rest in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Frank and Edith Wrightstone had eight children.

i.    Ralph Henry Wrightstone (1902-1945)

ii.   Jacob Wayne Wrightstone (1904-1986)

iii.  Leroy (Roy) Oscar Wrightstone (1905-1980)

iv.   Sarah Edith Wrightstone (1907-19)

v.    Lloyd M. Wrightstone (1911-1986)

vi.   Albert Nelson Wrightstone (1913-1996)

vii.  George Franklin Wrightstone (1914-1993)

viii. Pearl Mae Wrightstone (1919-2012)

Ralph Henry Wrightstone (1902-1945)

Ralph Henry Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller on September 2nd 1903 in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Ralph was 24 years old when he married 27 year old Mary Mae Fink October 9th 1926 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Mary was born May 4th 1899 to Jeremiah Fink and Catherine Miller.

Mary's father, Jeremiah F. Fink, was born about 1865, and died on February 25th 1944, age 79, in Highspire Dauphin County PA. Jeremiah is buried in the Highspire Cemetery, Highspire Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Ralph died in 1945, and Mary died on January 4th 1969. They were both laid to rest in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Ralph and Mary Wrightstone had five children.

i.    Ross Wrightstone was born 1921.

ii.   Ralph H. Wrightstone Jr. was born on August 11th 1927. He married Barbara.

iii.  Ruth Wrightstone was born May 6th 1930, and she never married.

iv.   Mary E. Wrightstone: b. September 22nd 1931, and died July 31th, 2002, and she never married.

v.    Carolyn R. (Caroline) Wrightstone was born on September 10th 1940, and died September 12th 1976. She married Alan Parker who was born in 1938. Alan and Carolyn Parker children: Shane and Craig.

Jacob Wayne Wrightstone (1904-1986)

Jacob Wayne Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller was born March 4th 1904 in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Wayne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1925. Wayne was an educator and wrote a number of books on educational testing and test measurements.

From 1940 until his death he and his wife lived at 21 Hickory Road Summit New Jersey. Wayne worked for the Bureau of Educational Research, New York City Board of Education in Brooklyn New York. Wayne married Kathleen Corbett Holdsworth.

Wayne died on September 7th 1986 in Summit Union, New Jersey. Wayne and Kathleen had two children.

i.    Jay Wayne Wrightstone, also known as Wayne, was born July 1st 1939. He currently resides in Kissimmee Florida,.

ii.   Kathleen (Kay) Wrightstone was born July 26th 1937. She married Norman Stewart Burr on May 28th 1960. Norman was the son of Stewart E. Burr of Westfiled New Jersey. Kay later married Mr. Bergmann, and in 2011 they resided in Chatham New Jersey. Kay and Norman had two children: Richard Burr who was born on September 18th 1961, and in 2011 living in Pleasant Ridge, MI; Sandra Burr-Willis who was born September 14th 1963, and in 2011 living in Marquette, MI.

Leroy Oscar Wrightstone (1905-1980)

Leroy Oscar (Roy) Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller on October 8th 1905 in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Roy married Mary K. Morgret (Morgaret) in 1925, and she was born November 2nd 1906. Roy died January 1980 in Camp Hill, and Mary died September 27th 1996 in Camp Hill, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Roy and Mary Wrightstone had three children.

i.    Betty J. Wrightstone who was born in 1926. She was involved in an accident on November 25th 1939 with a National Guard truck, where she was a passenger in a car driven by Robert C Meals. Also in the car were Bessie May Morgret, Donald Meals and Margaret J Meals.

When Betty was 21 years old she married 27 year old Stanley Morris Wharton on November 15th 1947 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Stanley was born 1920 to Frank Wharton and Sylvia Magonel.

ii.   Robert L. Wrightstone was born on March 5th 1927, and died June 1981.

iii.  Nancy Wrightstone was born June 4th 1933, and she married Gene Enders.

Sarah Edith Wrightstone (1907-19)

Sarah Edith Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller 1907 in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Sarah was 18 years old when she married 23 year old William Henry Sheaffer September 25th 1925 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. William was born 1898 to Leonard Sheaffer and Sallie Sipe.

After they married, the couple lived on Carlton Avenue in Shiremanstown Pennsylvania, not far from her mother Edith Wrightstone.

Sarah and William had four children.

i.    William H. Sheaffer Jr. was born in 1937.

ii.   Frederick Sheaffer was born in 1938.

iii.  Carline Sheaffer was born June 1939.

iv.   Peggy Sheaffer was born after 1940.

Lloyd M. Wrightstone (1911-1986)

Lloyd M. Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller February 14th 1911 in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and died December 1986 in Lebanon, Lebanon County Pennsylvania.

Lloyd was 28 years old when he married 32 year old Lulu Kate Leap October 22nd 1939 in Waynesboro Franklin County Pennsylvania. Lulu was born 1907 to W. H. Leap and Lulu Kate Shultz. In 1935 lived in Chicago, Cook County Illinois. Lloyd and Lulu lived at 590 South 5th Avenue in Lebanon, Lebanon County Pennsylvania.

Lulu died 1970, and Lloyd died Monday, December 1st 1986 while living at Cedar Haven in Pennsylvania. They were both laid to rest in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Lloyd and Lulu Wrightstone had three boys.

i.    Donald A. Wrightstone was born August 14th 1941, and died May 9th 1990.

ii.   Lloyd W. Wrightstone was born February 23rd 1943. He married Lizzie R Brazell in 1967 while living in Richland, South Carolina, and in 1986 they lived in Sedona Arizona. Lloyd was 69 years old when he died September 25th 2012.

iii.  Jonathan L. Wrightstone lives in Annville Pennsylvania.

Albert Nelson Wrightstone (1913-1996)

Albert Nelson (Al) Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller February 26th 1913 in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Al 1st married about 1938 to Faith Elizabeth Good-Berry, who was born 1907 to Albert and Jennie Hess. In 1930 Faith lived with her mother, Jennie E. Good, in the borough of Camp Hill Cumberland County Pennsylvania. By 1931 she had a son, David Berry, and by 1940 Faith and Al were married, and David Berry lived with them in Shiremanstown. David was listed as a step son in both the 1940 census and Albert's obituary. Faith's whereabouts after 1940 is still being researched.

After his marriage with Faith, Albert married Palmina LaPietra, who was born April 6th 1936 to Olga Staniscia and Peter Lapietra. Olga was the daughter of Luigi and Sarah Staniscia.

Al lived his entire life in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Albert worked as a policeman and later was the chief of police for Shiremanstown Pennsylvania. He was also a council member in the borough of Shiremanstown. Albert was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a member and past president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76, Tri County Chiefs of Police Association, West Shore Police relief Association, Central Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Shiremanstown Fire Company, and Shiremanstown Methodist Church.

Palmina died July 25th 1989, and was laid to rest in the Staniscia Family plot located in the Holy Cross cemetery in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Al died at age 82 on February 24th 1996 in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Al was buried at the Rolling Green Memorial Park Camp Hill, Lower Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Albert and Faith Wrightstone had two children.

i.    Albert N. Wrightstone Jr., lived at home when father died.

ii.   Andrew N. Wrightstone lived at home when father died.

George Franklin Wrightstone (1914-1993)

George Franklin Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller October 11th 1914 in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and died April 3rd 1993 in Lemoyne, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

George married Evelyn Ida Kapp on May 15th 1940 in Carlisle. Ida was born 1918 to Harry Kapp and Katherine Mentzer both of Lemoyne Pennsylvania.

George and Evelyn Wrightstone had two children.

i.    Judy Wrightstone

ii.   George Wrightstone

iii.  Thomas H. Wrightstone was born October 16th 1945 in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. He died July 18th 2005 in New Cumberland Pennsylvania.

Pearl Mae Wrightstone (1919-2012)

Pearl Mae Wrightstone was born to Frank Wrightstone and Edith Miller 1918 in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. She first married George S. Spangler on September 27th 1934 at the First Church of God in Newville Cumberland County PA, by Reverend S.E. Vance.

George was born 1911 in Cumberland County PA to Charles W. Spangler and Annie E. Shenk, who were both born in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Pearl was a Sales Associate for Regina Fashions, Mechanicsburg, a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Highland Park in Camp Hill, and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star.

After George died, Pearl then married Martin N. Kogan. Pearl died Monday, July 30th 2012 in the Thornwald Home in Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Pearl's memorial service was held Friday, August 3rd 2012 in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. She was laid to rest in the St. John's Cemetery, Hampden Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Pearl and George Spangler had five children.

i.    Donald C. (Mouse) Spangler married Ann and lived in Mechanicsburg.

ii.   Kenneth G. (Moose) Spangler of New Cumberland.

iii.  Jay C. Spangler who married dawn and lived in New Cumberland.

iv.   Carol A. Spangler, A.K.A. "Indian"; a twin with her sister Kay was born November 12th 1940 in Ephrata Pennsylvania. She married George R. Fernbaugh of Elliotsburg Pennsylvania. Carol died April 13th1999. Carol and George three children.

a.  Wanda K. Geesaman of Hamilton Ohio.

b.  Carol S. "Wimp" Fernbaugh of Elliotsburg.

c.  Dena R. Dupert of Landisburg.

v.    Kay Spangler is a twin to her sister Carol who was born November 12th 1940 in Ephrata Pennsylvania. Kay married Rittenhouse of Etters Pennsylvania, and later married Gary Bernardi and lived in New Cumberland.

Irvin Caley Wrightstone (1878-1931)

Here's the specific research paper on Irvin.

Irvin Caley Wrightstone was born July 11th 1878 to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline in the Siddonsburg area of Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania.

Irvin was 26 years old when he married 25 year old Bertha A. Stone on November 24th 1904 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Bertha was born 1879 to Andrew and Catherine Stone. At the time of their marriage, Irvin Lived in Harrisburg, and Bertha lived with her family near Good Hope in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

After they married the family lived in Hampton Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania, which is near Good Hope and the family home of Bertha. The family lived in this area until 1930, while Irvin worked as a farm laborer. By 1940 the family moved to North Enola Road (Route 944) in East Pennsboro Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. While there Irvin worked for the Enola rail yards as a laborer.

Irvin died in 1931 and was laid to rest in the Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County. Bertha died 1947 and was laid to rest next to her husband in the Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Irvin and Bertha Wrightstone’s had three children.

i.    Catherine Bertha Wrightstone was born 1909. She married Robert R. Foltz.

ii.   Marlin Caley Wrightstone was born December 31st 1922. He married Marian Elizabeth Gerhart.

Catherine Bertha Wrightstone (1909-1989)

Catherine was born 1909 to Irvin Caley Wrightstone and Bertha A. Stone in Hampton Township Cumberland county Pennsylvania. She was always known as Catherine.

Catherine married Robert R. Foltz in 1925 at the United Brethren Church in Hagerstown Maryland by Reverend V. A. Lanier.

Robert worked for 45 years for the Pennsylvania railroad. He died in 1976, and Bertha in 1989. They were both laid to rest in the Wrightstone Plot in the Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.

Catherine and Robert Foltz had three children.

i.    Vera Kathryn Foltz was born June 12th 1924. She married Mr. Bruce. Vera worked for the Holiday Inn in New Cumberland Pennsylvania. Vera was 74 years old when she died Saturday August 8th 1998 in the Camp Hill Care Center Cumberland County Pennsylvania. She was laid to rest in the Wrightstone Plot at the Saint James Church Cemetery, Silver Spring Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania 17025. Vera had one son; Robert R. Bruce of Evansville Indiana.

ii.   Jean Foltz was born 1927, and she married William Goodyear.

iii.  Unknown Foltz Child was born and died in 1937.

Marlin Caley Wrightstone (1922-2006)

Marlin Caley Wrightstone was born December 31st 1922 to Irvin Caley Wrightstone and Bertha A. Stone in Hampton Township Cumberland county Pennsylvania.

Marlin was 20 years old when he married 18 year old Marian Elizabeth Gerhart on March 15th 1943 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Marian was born October 14th 1924 to William Gerhart and Margaret I. Stewart.

Marlin worked over 40 years for the Pennsylvania railroad. Marian worked for the Merchant and Businessmen Insurance Company. She was a member of West Fairview United Methodist Church, Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and the Summerdale Golden Age Club.

Marlin died September 13th 2006, and Marian August 7th 2010. They were both laid to rest in the Enola Cemetery located in Enola Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Marlin and Maria Wrightstone had one child.

i.    Marlin Caley Wrightstone Jr. who married and has a son David L. Wrightstone of Newburg, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and a daughter Lisa Wrightstone who married Mr. Peck and live in Halifax Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Maurice Percy Wrightstone (1880-1941)

Here's the specific research paper on Percy's life.

Maurice Percy (Morris) Wrightstone was the 8th child born on February 17th 1880 to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline in the Siddonsburg area of Monaghan Township located in York County Pennsylvania.

During the early 1900s Maurice lived with his parents, and his brothers and sister; Edwin, Irwin, and Ida on an Upper Allen Township Cumberland County farm. On April 1st 1900 Maurice Wrightstone visited his brother Ira, who at the time lived about five miles away with his parents near Shiremanstown in Hampton Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

There is one photograph of a young person, presumably a Wrightstone standing behind his plow and team of horses. On the back of the photograph is a stamp; "M.P. Wrightstone, Photographer." It is not clear who the person in the photo is. It probably is not Maurice or his father Michael, but one of his brothers who was a farmer. The photo was in with the Edwin Wrightstone photo collection, who was the only brother who would become a farmer. The photo appears to be 1900-1905.

Here is the only photos we have of Maurice and Pearl Nelms. The photos where cropped from this photo taken in the 1920s of the Nelms Family.

Maurice lived with his parents until he moved to Illinois. By 1910 Maurice lived in Taylorville City, Taylorville Township Christian County Illinois. While there he worked for the Cornell Supply Company. While in Taylorville, when he was 32 years old, Maurice married 26 year old Luelle Pearl Nelms on November 21st 1912. Pearl was born September 22nd 1886 in Owanecco Illinois to Doctor John W. Nelms and Charlotte E. Yockey.

Maurice and Pearl moved to McCook Nebraska red Willow County Nebraska in 1914, where he opened the Wrightstone Plumbing and Heating Company, located on Main Street McCook Nebraska. Maurice was in Hastings Nebraska in 1915. "...On Monday August 16th 1915 Miss Lena Benner, of Hastings and Faye Deines of this city were married at the Congregational parsonage, Rev. Lewis Heib officiating. The groom has been employed in the Wrightstone plumbing shop in this city for some time past, and has made many friends with whom. The Republican joins in wishing the happy couple a long and prosperous life..." By 1918 Maurice and Pearl lived at 707 2nd Street McCook, Willow Grove Township, Red Willow Nebraska. By 1920 Maurice owned a plumbing shop in McCook, about 100 miles east of Hastings, where his wife, Pearl was a bookkeeper. Living with them at 153 2nd street west McCook, was Pearl’s mother, Charlotte E. Yockey-Nelms.

In 1929 Morris's plumbing shop was the cause of a bad fire that destroyed a grocery store above the shop, and a FW Woolworth building. The building was owned by Morris, and it was insured, and they rebuilt the building.

Maurice and Pearl were active members within their community. In his lifetime, Maurice had been a photographer, dry goods salesman, and plumber. He eventually owned and operated a plumbing business in McCook Nebraska.

Maurice died April 13th 1941 in the McCook area of Red Willow County, Nebraska. Pearl died in December 31st 1972 while living in McCook of Red Willow County Nebraska. Pearl bequeathed an Arts Building to the Northern Plains Community College located in McCook Nebraska; Wrightstone Fine Arts Building, which was opened for classes in the spring of 1976. Pearl also bequeathed a wing be built on to the Hillcrest Nursing Home. Both Maurice and Pearl were laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook Nebraska.

Maurice and Pearl had no children.

Ida Mae Wrightstone (1885-1931)

Here's the specific research paper on Ida Mae.

Ida May Wrightstone was the only daughter born to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Eliza Jane Kline on July 6th 1885 in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township located in southern Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Ida was 19 years old when she married 21 year old Jonathan I. May on February 2nd 1904 by J.D. Clippinger, Minister in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Jonathan was born to Jerry (Jesse)R. and Catherine (Kate) May on November 23rd 1882 in Newberrytown York County Pennsylvania.

This is the earliest photo we have of Jonathan and Ida May. Here is another photo of Jonathan and Ida and of just Ida This is a photo of their children, Bessie is sitting with her arm around Beulah, Warren is standing behind his brother Jesse.

When they married, Ida was a close neighbor of Jonathan, who lived at the Graham School House of present day Route 114, 1 mile east of Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. He was the grandson of Jesse May and Eliza Sipe/Seip/Seib.

Ida May died in 1931, and is buried at the Filey's Church and Cemetery located in Monaghan Township York County Pennsylvania. At the time Jonathan was a laborer for the Reading Railroad Company in Bowmansdale Pennsylvania. After Ida died Jonathan went to live with Edith Wrightstone, Ida's brother Frank's wife, at 7 West Green Street Shiremanstown Pennsylvania. Frank had died in 1929, and Jonathan continued to live there until he died in 1951.

Jonathan died May 9th 1951, and was laid to rest with Ida, and their daughter Beulah, at Filey's Church and Cemetery. This is an image of Jonathan's memorial pamphlet

Ida and Jonathan May had four children.

i.    Bessie Minerva May (1905-1993)

ii.   Warren T. May (1908-1989)

iii.  Jesse A. May (1910-1980)

iv.   Beulah Irene May (1913-1958)

Bessie Minerva May (1905-1993)

Bessie Minerva May was born on September 8th 1905 to Ida Wrightstone and Jonathan May in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Bessie married her cousin Eugene R. Wrightstone, who is the son of Ida's bother, William Elmer Wrightstone. Bessie and Eugene would live in Enola East Pennsboro Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Eugene died June 1978 in Enola, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Bessie died on February 7th 1993 and was laid to rest in the Rolling Green Cemetery in Lower Allen Township of Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Eugene and Bessie had one child.

i.    Helen Romaine Wrightstone was born March 1928. At 20 years old Helen married 22 year old Julian Dewitt Smith on April 10th 1948 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Julian was born 1926 to James Monroe Smith and Grace Ethel Witts. Helen currently lives in Ohio.

Warren T. May (1908-1989)

Warren T. May was born on November 29th 1908 to Ida Wrightstone and Jonathan May in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. He died on March 16th 1989 in Camp Hill, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Warren married Cathleen on September 3rd 1932. She was born on June 28th 1914 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. After their marriage they lived in Bowmansdale, and by 1940 Warren and his family lived at 243 East Main Street in Shiremanstown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Like his bother Jesse, Warren worked as a mechanic for road construction equipment.

Warren and Cathleen May had three children.

i.    Pauline May was born 1933.

ii.   Robert May was born 1935/

iii.  Living unknown May child.

Jesse A. May (1910-1980)

Jesse A. May was born on September 2nd 1910 to Ida Wrightstone and Jonathan May in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Jesse married Helen Maria Liggett prior to 1940 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Helen was born on August 24th 1914. After they married the family lived at 217 West Coover Street Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Like his brother Warren, Jesse was a machinist on road equipment.

Helen worked for TRW Inc. of Harrisburg. She also owned and operated the former Helen and Marie's Beauty Shop; was a member of Mechanicsburg Wesley United Methodist Church; and a volunteer at Bethany Village.

Jesse died May 19th 1980 while the family lived in Harrisburg, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Helen died Monday September 28th 1992 while living at the Messiah Village located in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Jesse and Helen were both laid to rest in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery located in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Jesse and Helen May had two children.

i.    Dorothy M. May was born in the 1940's. She married Mr. Bollinger and in 1992 lived in Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

ii.   Jesse A. May Jr. was born in the 1940's and in 1992 lived in Fort Worth Texas.

Beulah Irene May (1913-1958)

Beulah Irene May was born in October 1913 to Ida Wrightstone and Jonathan May in the Shepherdstown area of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Beulah married John C. Smith who was born sometime between January and April 1882 in Ohio to Peter and Mary C. Smith. Beulah died October 1958 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Beulah and John Smith had one child.

i.    Elaine May Smith who was born on February 14th 1934 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. She lived with her grandmother, Ida's brother Frank’s wife, Edith and her grandfather John May in Lemoyne in the 1930's and 1940's.

Elaine married Charles Robson on July 1951 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County PA. Charles was born to George Robson and Laura Lengel on November 9th 1933 in Tower City, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Elaine died October 14th 2011, and was laid to rest at the Woodlawn Memorial gardens in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Charles died March 22nd 2012, and was laid to rest beside his wife in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Elaine and Charles Robson have four children.
a.  Steven Robson was born on May 26th 1952 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co PA. He married, 1st to Louise Raisbuck who was born in 1955. Steve and Louise Robson had: Leslie Robson who married David Brooks and they had: Annabelle Mae Brooks born in 2004; Adaline June Brooks who was born in 2007. Steven Robson then married Patricia Boudreau who was born in 1953. Together they had: Samantha Robson who was born in Boston Massachusetts; Sean Robson who was born in Boston Massachusetts.

b.  Marie Robson was born on May 30th 1954 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. She married Peter Zirilli on October 27th 1973. He was born in Harrisburg to Pietro Zirilli and Francis Krasovic. Peter and Francis Zirilli had two children.
1.  Peter Zirilli Jr. of Harrisburg.

2.  Liana Zirill of Harrisburg, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

c.  Timothy Robson was born on July 2nd 1960 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. He married Saliha Saghir who was born Moulay Bouazza, Morocco to Bouazza and Rquia Saghir. Timothy and Saliha Saghir's Children: Ranya Robson who was born on November 28th 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Zakaria Robson was born January 2008 in Philadelphia.

d.  David Robson was born on April 5th 1962 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He married Mary Recker Mary Recker who was born on December 27th 1966 in Saylorsburg, Monroe County Pennsylvania. Together they had: Daniel Robson who was born 1995 in Massachusetts; Christine Robson who was born 1997 in Massachusetts; Brian Robson who was born 1999 in North Carolina.

End Notes

[1.] Michael Wrightstone's Name: John Wrightstone (1791-1856), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[2.] Michael Wrightstone Property and Residence: York County Grantee Deed Index, 1749-1912, York County Archives, York County Pennsylvania

[3.] Michael Wrightstone Paying Taxes: This appears to be a tax break even in 1848-1849; Fairview Township Tax records for 1848 and 1849 listed Michael Rightstone, and William Rightstone, having taxable property; York Co Tax Assessments, Fairview Township, 1800-1849 York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA

[4.] Michael Wrightstone's Brother: John Wrightstone (1830-1905), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[5.] Michael Wrightstone's Civil War Service: Company C, 166th Regiment Pennsylvania Drafted Military Infantry, Muster-In Roll cards; 22320500, 22320593, 22320694, 22320793, 22320892, 22320984, and 22321072; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[6.] 166th Regimental Assignments and Service: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other Reliable Documents and Sources Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908

[7.]  The Siege at Suffolk and Gen. Longstreet: History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature, by Samuel P. Bates, (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902

[8.] Michael Wrightstone 1890 Veteran Schedule Census, Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll 86; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 115; Veterans Schedules. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005; Original data: Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[9.] Michael and Eliza Wrightstone Children: Michael and Eliza Family Bible, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out Of The Original Greek; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised; New York” American Bible Society, Instituted In The Year MDCCCXVL, 1867; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[10.]  Edwin Wrightstone (1874-1957), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[11.] Michael Wrightstone, Department of Interior, Bureau Application for Accrued Pensions and Declaration for Invalid Pension, Neighbors Affidavits, Physicians Affidavits, General Affidavits, The National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[12.] Invalid Pension Application Number: 886595 and Certificate Number 623659 filed with the Pittsburg Pennsylvania Claims office; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[13.] Civil War Pension Application, Declaration For Invalid Pension, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, July 21 1890; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[14.] Michael Wrightstone, Claimant's Affidavit, March 31 1891, Cumberland County Pennsylvania; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[15.] Physician Affidavit, Proof Of Physical Or Mental Disability, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, December 13 1890; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[16.] Neighbors Affidavit, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Joseph Leas, December 12 1890; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[17.] Application For an Increase of Invalid Pension, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Joseph Leas, Aug 6 1891; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[18.] Physician Report, Claim Number 623659, November 2 1892; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[19.] Declaration For The Increase of Invalid Pension Application, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler May 20, 1896; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[20.] General Affidavit, Dr. George Fulmer, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler May 20th 1896; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[21.] Michael Wrightstone Reidence: Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 76, Page 083, Microfilmed scrapbooks of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania Newspapers from October 16th 1891 to March 3rd 1904. Many Civil war Veterans included, State Library of Pennsylvania, Date 1903, Source PHAK 929.3748 P384mi; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[22.] Michael's Death and Burial: Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 76, Page 083, Microfilmed scrapbooks of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania Newspapers from October 16th 1891 to March 3rd 1904. Many Civil war Veterans included, State Library of Pennsylvania, Date 1903, Source PHAK 929.3748 P384mi; Michael and Eliza Family Bible; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[23.] Michael Wrightstone Obituary #1 and #2: Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 76, p. 082, Microfilmed scrapbooks of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania newspapers from 16 October 1891 to 3 March 1904, State Library of Pennsylvania Date1903 Source PHAK 929.3748, P384mi; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[24.] Michael and Eliza Wrightstone Information: Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[25.] Civil War Pension Application, Declaration For Invalid Pension, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, July 21 1890; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[26.] Application for Accursed Pension (Widow), Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13th 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[27.] General Affidavit, No 794.772, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13, 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[28.] General Affidavit, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13, 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[29.] General Affidavit, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13, 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[30.] General Affidavit, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13, 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[31.]  General Affidavit, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA, Justice of the Peace, Harry J. Mohler November 13, 1903; Michael Wrightstone Civil War Application and Certification, Application Number 794772 and Certificate Number 567603; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[32.] Ulysses Grant Wrightstone Birth Date: June 7th 1865 came from the Michael and Eliza Wrightstone Family Bible, The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of The Original Greek; and with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, New York: American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVL, 1867; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA 17372.

[33.] Ulysses Grant Wrightstone Alternate Birth Date: The date of June 6th 1866 came from Ulysses funeral memorial pamphlet, Myers Funeral Home Memorial Pamphlet; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA 17372.

[34.] Annie Catherine Wolfkiel-Milliken Family: The information on this family came from Michael A. Milliken, and his web site; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~milliken.



Bibliography

1. Wrightstone Family Biographers:

a.  Maria Zurelle; Great Granddaughter of Ida May Wrightstone, who is the daughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

b.  Jay Wayne Wrightstone; Grandson of Frank M. Wrightstone who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

c.  Nancy Enders; Granddaughter of Frank M. Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

d.  Pearl Wrightstone-Schaffer; Daughter of Frank M. Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

e.  Bob Wrightstone and his father George Robert Wrightstone; Great-Great and Great Grandson of John Wrightstone and Elizabeth Ann Wire.

f.  Amy Wrightstone, and her father Glenn Wrightstone Jr.; Great Granddaughter and Grandson of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

f.  Sue Wrightstone-Witters; Granddaughter of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

g.  Mary Ann Wrightstone-Titzell; Granddaughter of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

h.  Sharon Edmunds-Rankin; Granddaughter of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

i.  Marsha Wrightstone-Sharp; Granddaughter of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

j.  Boog Graham; Great Grandson of Edwin Wrightstone, who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

a.  Wanda Wrightstone-Gelbaugh; Granddaughter of Edwin Wrightstone, , who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

a.  Carole Wrightstone-McCreary; Great Granddaughter of William Elmer Wrightstone (William is a brother of Frank and Edwin), who is the son of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

2. Michael Wrightstone Civil War Pension Index: Application #: 794.776, Certificate #: 564.603; Application #: 886.595, Certificate #: 623.659, Pennsylvania; National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; T288, 544 rolls.

3. 1850 Michael Wrightstone census: Conewago, York, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_840; Page: 301A; Image: 383.Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

4. 1860 Michael Wrightstone census: Monaghan, York, Pennsylvania; Roll M653_1201; Page: 579; Image: 122; Family History Library Film: 805201; Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

5. 1870 Michael Wrightstone Census: Monaghan, York, Pennsylvania; Roll M593_1469; Page: 86B; Image: 174; Family History Library Film: 552968; Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

6. 1880 Michael Wrightstone Census: Monaghan, York, Pennsylvania; Roll 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 200A; Enumeration District: 2; 1880 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880; (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

7. 1890 Michael Wrightstone Veteran Schedule Census, Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll 86; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 115; Veterans Schedules. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005; Original data: Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

8. 1900 Michael Wrightstone Census: Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll T623_1401; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 29; ncestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

9. Michael Wrightstone, Department of Interior, Bureau Application for Accrued Pensions and Declaration for Invalid Pension, Neighbors Affidavits, Physicians Affidavits, General Affidavits, the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

10. Michael Wrightstone Obituary #1: Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 76, p. 082, Microfilmed scrapbooks of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania newspapers from 16 October 1891 to 3 March 1904, State Library of Pennsylvania Date1903 Source PHAK 929.3748, P384mi; Taylor ~ Graham Families, Boog Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

11. Michael Wrightstone Obituary #2: Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 76, p. 078, Microfilmed scrapbooks of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania newspapers from 16 October 1891 to 3 March 1904, State Library of Pennsylvania Date1903 Source PHAK 929.3748 P384mi; Taylor ~ Graham Families, Boog Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

12. 1900 Grant Wrightstone Census: Marysville, Perry, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623_1451; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 157; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

13. 1910 Grant Wrightstone census: Harrisburg Ward 7, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1336; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0072; FHL microfilm: 1375349; Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls; Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

14. 1920 Grant Wrightstone census: Harrisburg Ward 5, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1558; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 73; Image: 755; Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

15. 1930 Grant Writestone – Whitestone (Wrightstone) Census: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2026; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0054; Image: 1042.0; FHL microfilm: 2341760; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930; T626, 2,667 rolls.

16. 1940 Grant Wrightstone Census: Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3478; Page: 81A; Enumeration District: 21-29; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940; T627, 4,643 rolls.