Edwin Underwood Wrightstone Family History
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Our mother, Dorothy Irene Klinger, was born in 1928 to Edwin Charles Klinger and Irene Mary Wrightstone in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Irene was born to Edwin Underwood Wrightstone and Hattie Amelia Arnold. The story behind Hattie’s disconnected heritage with the Arnold Family begins with her mother’s Sollenberger ~ Diller families, who both moved in 1867 from the southern Monroe Township of Cumberland County into its bordering northern Franklin Township region of York County Pennsylvania.

•    Monroe and Franklin townships meet at the top of the “Rocky Ridge, “White Rocks”, “Long Mountain”, and “The Peak” mountains within the Piney Mountain region of the South Mountain Range. Piney Mountain is the northern extension of South Mountain, which lies within the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge extends 70 miles from the Potomac River near Knoxville, Maryland in the south, to Dillsburg, Pennsylvania in the north. The 70 mile range separates the Hagerstown and Cumberland valleys from the Piedmont regions of the two states.

We were too young to remember our great-grandparents; Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone. Our earliest memory was attending a Wrightstone burial at the Barrens Valley Church Cemetery, which was probably for Irene’s brother, Ralph. We can’t think of our grandparents, Ed and Irene Klinger, without our thoughts being filled with their love, and memories of Irene Wrightstone’s brothers and sisters.

We have numerous Wrightstone photos.

Edwin Underwood Wrightstone (1874-1957)

Edwin Underwood Wrightstone was born August 20th 1874 [1]  to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline. [2]  Edwin’s middle name of Underwood comes from a close family relationship with Caleb and Elizabeth Underwood. Prior to the Civil war, before Michael and Eliza married, they both briefly worked and lived with Caleb and Elizabeth, and other Underwood family members. [3] 

Edwin grew up learning to farm, which he would continue his entire life. From birth through the turn of the 20th century, he would live with his parents in the Pennsylvania farming communities of Siddonsburg in the Monaghan Township areas of York County, and the Shepherdstown areas of Upper Allen Township Cumberland County, near the Graham Schoolhouse. [4] 

It was during the late 19th century in these southern Cumberland and northern York County farming communities [5]  that Edwin would get to know Hattie Amelia Arnold.  [6]  It was on December 2nd 1902 when a 28 year old Edwin Wrightstone married a 19 year old Hattie Amelia Arnold. They were joined together by the Minister, J.S. Diller, at South Mountain Union Church located in Franklin Township. [7] 

J. S. Diller was known as Simon, and he was a clergyman for South Mountain Union Church. The church was funded and built in 1867 by Simon’s father, Reverend Samuel Diller, on a section of Samuel’s farm. [8]  Simon was the younger brother of Hattie’s Grandmother Mary Ann Diller-Sollenberger. The Arnold, Diller, and Sollenberger families all attended this church.

Hattie was born June 7th 1883 to Anna (Annie) Mary Sollenberger and Luther H. Arnold in Franklin Township York County. There was no marriage between Annie and Luther, [9]  and Hattie and her mother lived with Annie’s parents; Jacob M. Sollenberger and Mary Ann Diller on the family farm located on Mountain Road in Franklin Township. Then in 1890 when Annie married Tobias Bentz, [10]  Hattie continued to live with her grandparents. Around the time Edwin and Hattie met, she was working and living with Irving and Emma Fleming. The Flemings lived next door to her Hattie’s grandmother, Mary Ann Diller-Sollenberger, in Uniontown Franklin Township. [11] 

After Edwin and Hattie married began their lives as tenant farmers, and lived a short while with Hattie’s Uncle Levi Sollenberger and his wife Mary Smith, and “...old maid Aunt Julia...” on Clear Springs Road in Franklin Township. It was here in 1903 that Edwin’s and Hattie’s first child, Earl Diller Wrightstone, was born. The home was not more than a mile from Hattie’s grandmother Mary Ann Sollenberger.  [12] 

By 1904 the family moved to a large house on present day East Lisburn Road, about two miles from Rossville York County, [13]  where they had a large garden and sold vegetables to the local families. “...The house was located on the north side of the road...” [14] 

Between 1905 and 1916, the family moved about four miles to the Franklintown and Clear Springs area of Franklin Township York County, living in a small home with several acres. “...A short distance off the main road to a small house and several acres where we lived and raised vegetables, and dad had a team of horses, and took things to sell at Market in Harrisburg...Clyde was the youngest child when they went to York County...” [15]  This home would have been off present day Cabin Hollow Road, west of Franklintown.

In 1910 the family lived in a home located on Franklin Church Road, off old Route 15, near Clear Springs Pennsylvania. While living in this area of Franklintown and Clear Springs, their 1st child Earl Diller Wrightstone would die at 4 years old. It was also here that their 2nd child, our grandmother, Irene would have been born, and another seven children would be born: Paul and a still born twin, Ruth, Harvey, Mabel, Glenn, and Clyde. Irene and Paul would have attended the Franklintown School, and the Glenwood School located on the outskirts of Franklintown.

While living in the Franklintown area, they would walk to the Franklintown United Brethren Church in Franklintown. This is the same church that would eventually be attended by our Graham family, who moved to Franklintown from Harrisburg in 1931. We can remember our grandmother Irene Wrightstone-Klinger talking with my grandmother Ruth Barr-Graham about How Irene attended UB church and the Glenwood School.  [16] 

On July 7th 1915 Edwin and his family were living in Washington Township, outside Franklintown. He was still growing vegetables and raising chickens for eggs. On July 7th, while on his way to Harrisburg market with a load of 72 dozen eggs and other produce Edwin, left his horses stand untied on the streets of Mechanicsburg when they ran away and in their run seventy-two dozen eggs were broken before the horses were finally caught. [17] 

Soon after Clyde was born in 1916, the family made a long journey from Franklintown to Yocumtown in Newberry Township York County Pennsylvania. The family lived on the “...Fetrow farm on Valley Road York County...” [18]  “...The twins Raymond and Ralph were born on January 2nd 1918 on the farm. Ralph was given the middle name of Leicht, which was from neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Leicht, [19]  who helped mom to get cloths for the new babies...” Edwin and Hattie would give their twin son Ralph the middle name of Leicht.  [20]  By September 1918, Edwin signed up for the WWI draft, where he listed his address as 20th Street RD#1 Camp Hill.

By 1920 Edwin and Hattie had again moved to the vicinity of 16th Street Lower Allen New Cumberland, living on the Mumper farm. While on the New Cumberland farm [21]  Edwin and Hattie would give birth to James on February 15th 1920. “...Grandpa Bentz and Annie Bentz lived in Harrisburg. Grandma Bentz came over to New Cumberland on the trolley to see her new grandchild (James), and in the evening she took the trolley and went home, and when she got home she died from a heart attack...”  [22] This connects a photo of the family, and new born Jim taken in front of a stone home.

[23]  In 1921 the family moved to a farm off Lisburn Road where Julia was born. This is most likely the Spong farm. The story my grandmother told us was that the kids would cross the road to take a bath in the Yellow Breeches Creek.  [24] 

Sometime around 1923 Edwin and Hattie moved their family from the Spong Farm to the Wertz Farm on Orrs Bridge Road Hampton Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. While living here the family joined the Mt Zion United Brethren Church on Wertzville Road (Route 944), about 4 miles west of Enola.

By 1925 the family moved to the Charles Eberley Farm on Carlisle Road in Hampton Township Cumberland County. [25]  In 1926 Hattie had two more still born children, and her daughter Mable would die from blood poisoning.  [26]  While living on the Eberly farm their oldest child Irene would meat and later marries Ed Klinger. The family was still living on the Eberly farm in 1930, where Paul was a laborer for a local company, Ruth was a stock clerk, Monroe was working on a tree farm, Glen was helping on the farm with his father; and the rest of the children went to the Pike School. [27] 

Prior to November 1935 the family would move from the Charles Eberly farm, about four miles away, to a home on 5th and Walnut Street in Lemoyne Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [28]  It would be in the Lemoyne and South Enola areas of Cumberland County the Wrightstone family would settle and live.

While living in the Lemoyne home in Lower Allen Township Cumberland County, Edwin may have farmed on the Kunkle farm, or raised produce for the market. By May 1940 the family had moved about two miles away to a farm in the South Enola area; near North Avenue, West Manor Avenue, and Beals Street in East Pennsboro Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. While living in south Enola, the family included; Edwin and Hattie, Paul, Ruth, Clyde, Raymond, Ralph, James, and Julia. It would be in Enola that James and Julia would graduate from the Enola High School.

By February 1941 Edwin and Hattie, along with their unmarried children, were back living at 5th and Walnut Street in Lemoyne. [28-a.] 

•    Sometime during the 1970s the farm was torn down and its land was used for housing. The farm was located on the high ground overlooking the Susquehanna River known as Bridgeport heights. From this vantage point they would have been able to see and hear the city noises of North and South Harrisburg sections of the city. The South Harrisburg area is where Irene’s husband, Ed Klinger would have been born and raised.

Sometime during the late 1940s, Edwin and Hattie would move from this farm and live on State Street Lemoyne, across from the present day Hoover Plaza. It is here where Hattie died at age 67 on October 31st 1950 from medical complications with diabetes. Hattie's memorial service was held at the Mount Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church located at 4685 Mount Zion Road in Enola Pennsylvania. The Reverend Clarence Walters and Reverend Arthur C. Stambach conducted the services.  [29] 

Hattie was laid to rest November 3rd 1950 with her two children, Earl and Mabel, at the Barrens Valley Church and Cemetery on Kralltown Road, Dillsburg in Washington Township York County Pennsylvania.

Edwin died on August 21st 1957 while living in Lemoyne Borough of Upper Allen Township of Cumberland County Pennsylvania. His memorial service was held on October 25th 1957 at 2:00 P.M at the Myers Funeral Home located at 1903 Market Street Camp Hill. The services were conducted by a Clergyman, Clarence L. Chubb. [30]  Edwin was laid to rest with his wife Hattie, and two of their children at the Barrens Valley Church and Cemetery on Kralltown Road, Dillsburg, Washington Township York County Pennsylvania.

By the end of 1926 Edwin and Hattie had a large family.  [31] 

i.    Earl Diller Wrightstone was born October 14th 1903 [32]  on Clear Springs Road in the home of Hattie’s Uncle Levi and Mary Sollenberger, Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. Earl’s middle name, Diller, was his Grandmother Mary Ann Sollenberger’s maiden name.

According to the family story Earl was 4 years old when he died from an accident involving scolding hot water as Hattie was doing laundry. He laid unconscious since Saturday October 5th 1907, [33]  and he died October 7th 1907 at 3 years, 11 months, and 23 days. He was laid to rest along with his parents at the Barrens Valley Church and Cemetery on Kralltown Road Dillsburg, located in Washington Township York County Pennsylvania.  [34] 

ii.    Irene Mary Wrightstone was born on April 23rd 1905 [35] to Edwin Wrightstone and Hattie Arnold at the family home on Franklin Church Road located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania. She married Edwin Charles Klinger on April 28th 1926 in Annville Dauphin County Pennsylvania. [36] 

Irene worked at Shenandoah Floral Manufacturing Company of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Irene was home at 2 Park Road Silver Springs Township Mechanicsburg when she died on April 16th 1988 at the age of 82.

Irene's funeral service was on Tuesday, April 19th 1988 at the Myers Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Reverend Paul F. Zeiber and Reverend Arthur (Fritz) Edmunds conducted services. (Arthur is Irene’s brother in law, her sister Julia’s husband.) Contributions could be made to her church; Mount Zion Church, 4685 Mount Zion Road Enola Pennsylvania. [37]  Irene was laid to rest with her husband at the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill Lower Allen Twp Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

iii.  Paul Bentz Wrightstone (1908-1984)

iv.   Un-named Wrightstone male was born June 13th 1908, and was a twin brother to Paul Bentz Wrightstone. No one knows where the child was laid to rest. [38]  It is possible the child was buried in an unmarked grave in the Wrightstone family plot, next to Earl Diller Wrightstone, at the Barrens Valley Church cemetery in Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

v.    Ruth Ellen Wrightstone was born October 3rd 1909 at the family home on Franklin Church Road located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania. She married Edwin S. Miller June 7th 1940 in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. Edwin was born about 1905 to Henry Miller and Matilda Swin [39]  of Penbrook, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

Ruth and Edwin lived on Market Street Lemoyne Cumberland County. Edwin died in a fatal car accident on Kralltown Road, just past the Barrens Valley Church in Warrington Township York County, near Mt Top Road. Ruth and her husband Ken were with Julia and Fritz Edmunds, and Edwin Wrightstone visiting the Wrightstone gravesites at Barrens Valley Church cemetery. They had just left the cemetery, heading toward Mt Top Road when another car hit them. Edwin was killed in the accident. [40] 

Ruth worked at the Penn Harris Inn and Convention Center located in Camp Hill Cumberland County Pennsylvania. She died on January 13th 1981 while living in Penbrook Dauphin County Pennsylvania. She is buried at the Penbrook Cemetery (East Harrisburg Cemetery) Dauphin County. Ruth and Ken did not have any children, but Ken had a son from a previous marriage.

vi.   Harvey Monroe Wrightstone (1911-1971)

vii.  Laura Mabel Wrightstone was born on February 13th 1913 at the family home on Franklin Church Road located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania.

Mabel was living at the Wrightstone (Eberly) farm in Hampton Township when died on February 24th 1926 at 13 years old. [41]  Mabel was attending the Pike School in the fall of 1925, and was unable to be in the school picture taken in 1926. She died as a result of septicemia (blood poising) resulting from a blister on the foot, walking to and from school. [42] 

Mable was laid to rest March 1st 1926 with her brother Earl at the Barrens Valley Church and Cemetery located on Kralltown Road, Dillsburg, Washington Township, York County Pennsylvania.

viii. Glenn Leroy Wrightstone (1914-1997)

ix.   Clyde Edwin Wrightstone (1916-2008)

x.    Ralph Leicht Wrightstone (1918-1964)

xi.   Raymond Chester Wrightstone (1918-1983)

xii.  James Robert Wrightstone was born on February 15th 1920 at the family home on 16th Street New Cumberland Lower Allen Township Pennsylvania. He married Dorothy Wertz on October 31st. In 1988 Jim and Dorothy lived in Enola Pennsylvania. Jim died October 12th 2001 at 81 years old. [43]  He was laid to rest in Stone Church Cemetery, Wertzville Road, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Jim and Dot had a few miscarriages, but otherwise they had no children.

xiii. Julia Ethel Wrightstone (1921-2006)

xiv.  Un-named Wrightstone Female was still-born while the Wrightstone family’s 1st year on the Wertz Farm on the Orrs Bridge Road in Hampton Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. It is not known where the child was laid to rest. [44]  It is possible the child was buried in an unmarked grave in the Wrightstone family plot, next to Earl Diller Wrightstone, at the Barrens Valley Church cemetery in Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

v.   Un-named Wrightstone Female was still-born the night of March 1st 1926, [45]  after the family buried Laura Mabel Wrightstone. The families were tenant farming on the Charles Eberley Farm on present day Carlisle Pike. It is not known where the child was laid to rest. [46]  It is possible the child was buried in an unmarked grave in the Wrightstone family plot, next to Earl Diller Wrightstone, at the Barrens Valley Church cemetery in Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

Paul Bentz Wrightstone (1908-1984)

Paul Bentz Wrightstone was born a twin on June 13th 1908 at the family home on Franklin Church Road located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania. Paul lived with his parents up until he married. He was a farm laborer and truck driver for the steel mill in Steelton Pennsylvania.

Paul married Darthey (Dot) M. Fink who was born in 1917 to Harry A. Fink and Elizabeth B. Knudsen. Dot worked at the Naval Supply Depot located in Hampton Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Dot was previously married to Falconer Rudolph Wertz, and their child was Edward L. Wertz of Boiling Springs Pennsylvania, [47]  and Harriet Wertz-Bricker of Camp Hill. Paul and Dot did not have any children.

Paul died on January 23rd 1984. His funeral services were conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 26th 1984. He was laid to rest at the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill Upper Allen Twp Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [48]  Dot died on November 26th 2002. She was laid to rest beside her husband at the Rolling Green Cemetery.

Harvey Monroe Wrightstone (1911-971)

Harvey Monroe Wrightstone was known as Monroe. He was born on June 11th 1911 at the family home on Franklin Church Road located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania. At 24 years old Monroe married 17 year old Lavina (Vinnie) Ellen Brooks on April 12th 1936 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Lavina was born January 12th 1919 to Harper Brooks and Anna Saners. [49] 

Monroe died on March 4th 1971, and Lavina on September 12th 1989. They lay in rest at the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill Upper Allen Twp Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Monroe and Lavina Wrightstone had six children.

i.    Joyce May Wrightstone was born April 13th 1937. She married Harold Morrison.

ii.   Beverly (Bev) Joan Wrightstone was born April 3rd 1939. She married Jerry Arnold. Beverly died April 24th 2001.

iii.  Harvey Monroe (Sonny) Wrightstone Jr. was born January 16th 1941. He died on January 2nd 1984, and was laid to rest in the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill in Upper Allen Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Harvey Monroe Wrightstone Jr. had three children.

iv.   Carol Ann Wrightstone was born January 24th 1943. She married Larry Kent McCreeary.

v.    Wanda Lee Wrightstone was born on May 27th 1945. She 1st married Jimanus, and then married Glenn Gelbaugh.

vi.   Diana Louise Wrightstone was born December 30th 1946. She married John Atchley.

Glenn Leroy Wrightstone (1914-1997)

Glenn Leroy Wrightstone was born October 14th 1914 at the family home in the area of Franklintown and Clear Springs located in Franklin Township, York County Pennsylvania. When Glenn was 21 years old he married 18 year old Catherine M. Frock on November 12th 1935 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Catharine was born on May 5th 1918 to Vernon Frock and Amanda Little. [50] 

Glen was an electrician and worked for the Paramount Movie Studios Los Angeles California. Glenn died on December 11th 1997 and is buried in Inglewood Los Angeles.

Glenn and Katherine Wrightstone had three children.

i.    Barbara A. Wrightstone was born on November 3rd 1939. She married on August 10th 1964 in Los Angeles California to Matthew A Soussa, who was 22 years old; born 1942 [51]  Barbara died in 2000.

ii.   Glenn Ray Wrightstone Jr. was born March 25th 1947. He married on March 21st 1970 in Los Angeles California to Deborah L. Molenar, who was age 20 years old; born 1950. [52]  Glen and Deborah Wrightstone had two children.

a.  Jeffery Wrightstone was born October 30th 1970.

b.  Amy Wrightstone was born March 21st 1979.

iii.  Eddie Lyle Wrightstone was born on August 1st 1950. He married on July 10th 1971 in Los Angles California to Linda D. Moon, who was age 18 years old; born about 1953. [53]  Eddie died on June 16th 2002 in Los Angeles. Eddie and Linda had three children.

a.  Eric Wrightstone

b.  Brad Allen Wrightstone

c.  Laura Wrightstone

Clyde Edwin Wrightstone (1916-2008)

Clyde Edwin Wrightstone was born on October 22nd 1916 at the family home on near Franklintown, Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. He married Hazel I. Moyer on July 18th 1941 in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Hazel was born on August 4th 1918 to William A. Moyer and Mary B. McCartney of Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [54]

•     William was the grandson of John Moyer and Barbara Ebersole.

•     Mary was the daughter of Jeremiah McCartney and Eliza J. Cornpropst. Elizabeth parents were Joseph Cornpropst and Rachael N. Hendricks.

In 1946 Clyde started an electrical business known as Wrightstone Electric of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. He was a charter member of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club, member of the Washington Fire Company, Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Lewisburg Methodist Home, and former board member of Seidle Memorial Hospital.

We have wonderful memories of Clyde and his brother Raymond, more than any other of the Wrightstone family. My memories of these two guys are still with me, especially Clyde’s advice and counseling when we talked. Clyde died on November 28th 2008, and was laid to rest in the Rolling Green Cemetery Camp Hill Upper Allen Twp Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Hazel Moyer-Wrightstone fell ill with Alzheimer’s disease, which eventually took her life on December 9th 2010. She was laid to rest beside Clyde.

Hazel and Clyde lived in Mechanicsburg where they had two children.

i.    Linda Kay Wrightstone was born on March 8th 1947 at the Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Linda worked a nurse and medical assistant.

Linda married Mr. Minnich, and together they had two children.
a.  Brandon M. Minnich who was born on February 17th 1977.

b.  Shawn D. Minnich who was born on September 12th 1979.

ii.   Sue Ann Wrightstone was born on April 15th 1948 at the Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. She married Thomas (Tom) L. Witters of Mechanicsburg; elementary to high school sweethearts. Thomas and Sue Witters had two children.
a.  Christi S. Witters was born on March 21st 1973. She married Mr. Catalano, and they have two children.

1.  Connor J. Catalano who was born October 18th 2002.

2.  Gracyn L. Catalano who was born on February 18th 2005.

b.  Brett T. Witters who was born on August 25th 1976.

Ralph Leicht Wrightstone (1918-1964)

Ralph Leicht Wrightstone was a twin to Raymond who were both born on January 2nd 1918 at the family home in Yocumtown York County Pennsylvania. His middle name came from Mrs. Leicht, who was a neighbor living with Edwin and Hattie in Yocumtown Valley Road farm where the twins were born. Mrs. Leicht helped Hattie with the clothing of the twins. [56] 

Ralph and his twin brother Raymond had their own truck, and worked as truck drivers hauling all sorts of things for local business, farmers, and residences. Both brothers enlisted in WWII, and when Ralph was discharged, he married Florence Amy Kibe on March 22nd 1943. She was born on June 25th 1922 in Akron, Summit County Ohio to James Cline Kibe and Catherine Sarah Hayes. Florence’s brother was James H. Kibe of Lemoyne Pennsylvania.  [57] 

Ralph died on May 14th 1964. He and his wife Florence are laying in rest at the Barrens Valley Church and Cemetery located on Kralltown Road, Dillsburg, Washington Township York County Pennsylvania.

Ralph and Florence Wrightstone had three children. [58] 

i.    Ralph Leroy (Butch) Wrightstone was born on October 2814th 1944 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. He married three times. His 2nd wife was Bonnie Pauline Taylor who was born in Mifflintown Juniata County Pennsylvania to Warren (Tobe) Taylor and Louise K. Turbett.

The Turbett name comes from one of the earliest settlers of Juniata County. Bonnie’s step mother was Zola M. Clayton, [59]  and her step brother was Warren (Butch) Taylor of Mifflintown. [60] 

     Ralph and Bonnie moved in 1975 to Tallahassee, Indian Harbor Beach Florida. Together they had two children.

a.  Ralph Leroy Wrightstone Jr. lives in Alexandria Louisiana. [61] 

b.  Deborah Ann Wrightstone married Mr. Semona, and they live in Carlisle Pennsylvania.

ii.   Janet Lee Wrightstone was born on July 13th 1950 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.  She married Mr. Hoffman, and they live in Willis, Floyd County Virginia.

iii.  Mary Ann Wrightstone was born on September 3rd 1955 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania.  She married David Lee Titzell on May 3rd 1975 in Camp Hill Cumberland County Pennsylvania. David was born on January 5th 1952 in Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania. Together they live at Lake Meade in Latimore Township Adams County.

iv.   Edwin James Wrightstone was born on June 27th 1958 at Seidle Memorial Hospital, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [62]  He was known as Ed or Edward. Ed married Christina K. Rohrbach, who was previously married to Scott A Linsenbach of Shermans Dale Perry County Pennsylvania. Christina’s parents were Robert and Mary Rohrbach. [63]  Later in his life Edwin lived in Halifax, Dauphin County Pennsylvania with Barbara Jamieson.

Edwin was self-employed in the antique furniture business; was a member of the American Pool Association; TAP Pool League; and the Upper Dauphin Dart League. He died when he was 45 years old at his home on August 22nd 2003. He is buried at the Barrens Valley Church and cemetery located on Kralltown Road, Dillsburg, Washington Township, York County Pennsylvania. Edwin James and Christina Wrightstone had three children.

a.  Edwin James Wrightstone, Jr. died while an infant.

b.  Jennifer Lynn Wrightstone was born in 1984. She graduated from the West Perry High School in Perry County Pennsylvania. She had two boys; Ryan A. Johnson and Anthony J. Aubil. Jennifer died Sunday, April 28th 2007 at the Hershey Medical Center, due to injuries received in an auto accident in Carroll Township York County. [64] 

c.  Samantha M. Wrightstone of Shermans Dale.

Raymond Chester Wrightstone (1918-1983)

Raymond Chester Wrightstone was born a twin to Ralph, and they were both born on January 2nd 1918 at the family home in Yocumtown York County Pennsylvania. Like his other brothers, Raymond was a veteran of WWII. [65] 

Raymond and his twin brother Ralph had their own truck, and worked as truck drivers hauling all sorts of things for local business, farmers, and residences. On February 24th 1941, about the time of the 5 o’clock p.m. traffic rush hour, Raymond and another person were hauling 4 and 1/2 tons of straw. While making a u-turn over the Harrisburg Railways Company bus lanes on Market Square in Harrisburg, bolts holding the side panels of the truck bed broke, causing the load of straw to spill out onto the bus lanes. The city policeman, Daniel (Rags) Carmichael, was directing and controlling traffic around the site of the accident. [65-a.] 

In 1942 Raymond worked in construction for the United States Naval Warehouse at Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. It was during this time when he married Francis Gertrude Kelly of Lemoyne on August 5th 1942 in Dunellen New Jersey. [66]  They were married in a single ring ceremony conducted by Justice of the Peace Elmer C. Myers.

Francis Gertrude Kelley is all Irish. She was born on December 22nd 1923 to George F. and Agnes Kelly (not Kelley) in Bella Vista Fairview Township, New Cumberland Pennsylvania. Her sisters were Agnes K and Annie E. Kelly, and for a time the Kelly family lived on 3rd Street, New Cumberland in Lower Allen Township Pennsylvania.

There are photos of her family, and her grandmother Gertrude Palmer-Kelly, in the Wrightstone photo collection under Raymond Wrightstone. Now we know were Aunt Fran got her middle name.

Francis attended the old Lemoyne High School with the other Wrightstone children.

Raymond and Francis were my mother’s aunt and uncle, and I continue to think of them as my aunt and uncle. When I was very young I had a real crush on Aunt Francis and her daughter Sandy. One of my all time favorite stories of Raymond and Francs was when they lived in New Market, a small village located south of New Cumberland Pennsylvania. My family was visiting them, and I got to close to their dog. The dog bit me on the nose, and to this day I have the image of Aunt Francis bending over me, putting a band aid on my nose, making her comical fuss over the situation, and then offering me a quarter. I kept that quarter for the longest time. To this day Aunt Francis is a sweetheart, and a great story teller.

Raymond died on July 27th 1983 at the age of 65. [67]  He is buried at the Rolling Green Cemetery located in Camp Hill, Upper Allen Twp Cumberland County Pennsylvania. His wife Francis currently currently resides in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania.

Raymond and Francis G. Wrightstone had two daughters. [68] 

i.    Judy Raylene Wrightstone was born on July 7th 1944 in Hattiesburg New Jersey. She married Barry Muth on October 26th 1963, and they live in Lebanon, Lebanon County Pennsylvania.

ii.   Sandra Rae Drummond was born on April 16th 1949 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. She married Martin Vyenlelo on October 22nd 1984. Sandy had one child out of wedlock who carries the name Wrightstone. Sandy and Martin had no children.

a.  Matthew Todd Wrightstone was born 1965. He married Catherine Brenner. Todd and Catherine live in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania, and together they have four children.

1.  Brandon born 1985

2.  Terrell born 1991

3.  Raymond born 1995

4.  E’amonn born 2000

Julia Ethel Wrightstone (1921-2006)

Julia Ethel Wrightstone was born on December 21st 1921 at the family home off Lisburn Road Cumberland County, near Bomansdale Pennsylvania. She was named after her great Aunt Julia Sollenberger. Julia Wrightstone graduated from Enola High School in 1940.

When Julia was 23 years old she married 22 year old Arthur (Fritz) Fredrick Edmunds on August 9th 1945 at Mount Zion Church located on Wertzville Road in Enola Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Fritz was born on December 11th 1922 to Arthur T. Edmunds and Ethel Frederick. [69] 

Fritz and Julia belonged to the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Manchester York County. Julia also was a member of the United Methodist Women council, and the Auxiliary of Normandy Ridge. Julia also attended Messiah United Methodist Church in York Pennsylvania.

In 1988 Julia lived in Red Lion Pennsylvania. Fritz died on February 28th 1996, and Julia on April 29th 2006. They both were laid to rest at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and Cemetery located in York Haven, York County Pennsylvania.

Arthur and Julia Edmunds had two daughters.

i.    Sharon Ethel Edmunds married Robert Patrick Rankin on December 29th 1973, and they currently live in Texas. Together they had two children.

a.  Kimberly Dawn Rankin was born on July 28th 1976. She married Daniel Myers.

b.  Erin Colleen Rankin married Mr. Jewell on March 7th 2009.

ii.   Marsha Edmunds was born November 17th 1950. She married William (Bill) Sharp. They live in Manchester Pennsylvania.

End Notes

[1.] Edwin Underwood Wrightstone Middle name and Birth Date: Michael and Eliza Wrightstone Family Bible; Michael Wrightstone (1825-1903), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[2.] Edwin Wrightstone Parents Names: Michael Wrightstone Civil War Pension Affidavits’: 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; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372.

[3.] Underwood Name and Relationship: It is not known if the Underwood family is related directly to the Wrightstone family or to Michael’s wife Eliza Jane Kline. Michael also lived with an Underwood family before and after his duty in the Civil War, which comes from Caleb and Elizabeth Underwood affidavits contained in Bibliography #4.

[4.] Wrightstone Family Residence and the Graham Schoolhouse: Where the family lived in 1890 and 1900 came from the 1890 Veteran Census Schedule listed in Bibliography #2, and 1900 Federal Census listed in the Bibliography #5.

•    In 2013, the schoolhouse was still standing, which is located at the intersection of present day 114 (South Market Street) and East Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. The name Graham is not part of our Graham family line. The Graham name for the school originates from James Graham, whose family’s origins date to 1740 Paxtang area of Lancaster County (present day Harrisburg Dauphin County area).

[5.] Specific Wrightstone, Arnold, and Sollenberger Southern Cumberland to Northern York County Border Townships: Lower Allen to Fairview and parts of Monaghan; Upper Allen to parts of Monahan and all of Carroll; Monroe to Franklin

[6.] Hattie Amelia Arnold’s Middle Name: The only record that identified Hattie’s middle name, Amelia, was her mother’s handwritten letter contained in the Anna’s court case against Luther Arnold; Clerk of Courts Quarter Session Dockets (1877-1949), case #041, Docket IR, Page 232, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[7.] Edwin and Hattie Marriage Location: Given the religious values the Diller and Sollenberger families practiced, we believe Edwin and Hattie married at the South Mountain Union Church. The marriage license only indicated Clear Springs, which was at the time the post office area for the Diller and Sollenberger farms, the South Mountain Union Church, and the Uniontown areas. The church was also built by the Diller family, and many men of the Diller family were clergymen, including J.S. (Simon) Diller, who also conducted services at the church.

[8.] Samuel Diller Church: Samuel Diller, who recently died near Dillsburg, built a church on his farm, in which he frequently conducted religious services, and he made the building free to clergymen of all denominations; The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt, November, 1877. No. 1218 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia.

•    South Mountain Union Church was built in 1867, and dedicated by Revs. Warner, Fohl, and Hunter. Rev. Samuel Diller superintended the building of the church, which cost $1,500. There is no church organization here, but services are held in the building by clergymen of the Evangelical Association United Brethren in Christ, German Baptist and Church of God. Page 663 The Churches, Churches, Area History, Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania, History of York County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson, Historical Editor, Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

•    In 2013, the church is known as the Celebration Community Church, located at 1048 South Mountain Road Dillsburg Pennsylvania; Rev. S. Diller and Samuel C. Diller, Page 109, The Biographical History of York County, edited by John Gibson, Originally Published as Part II of History of York County Pennsylvania, Chicago 1886; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[9.] Why There Was No Marriage Between Annie Sollenberger and Luther H. Arnold: Clerk of Courts Quarter Session Dockets (1877-1949), case #041, Docket IR, Page 232, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[10.] Annie Sollenberger and Tobias Bentz Marriage: Marriages (1885-1929), Application #3361, License Book I Page 166, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[11.] Hattie Amelia Arnold Residence: This information came from the 1900 Federal Census listed in the Bibliography #6; Hattie’s grandmother lived on Uniontown Road, where today Union Church Road intersects with South Mountain Road Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

[12.] Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone’s 1902 Residence and the Birth of Their Son Earl: This information came from hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[13.] 1904 Wrightstone Residence Lisburn Road and Rossville, and Quote: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372; There were two handwritten notes on this home and location; 1st Note: indicated Rt 74 and East Lisburn Road; 2nd Note: indicated East Lisburn about two miles outside of Rossville (written as Roseville).

•    Comment: Wellsville and Rossville are both in Warrenton Township York County, about eight miles from their Clear Springs Road Home. At present there are two areas this could be: 1. Lisburn Road that intersects Rt 74 in the town of Wellsville, which is about two miles west from Rossville area; 2. Lisburn Road that intersects Old York Road, which is the road between Dillsburg and Rossville, and is about two miles north outside of Rossville.

•    Observation: I think the farm was off Old York Road, which is the same area where Hattie’s step father, Tobias Bentz’s 18th century family origins were.

[14.] 1904 Wrightstone Residence and Quote: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[15.] Wrightstone Residence in Franklintown Area: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Clyde is a son of Edwin and Hattie who was born in 1916, which suggest that the Wrightstone’s lived in the Franklintown area when Clyde was born, before they moved to the Newberry Township area; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[16.] Glenwood School: The Glenwood School became a home, and my Uncle Roy Hipp and Aunt Jean Graham-Hipp lived there. We have photos of students who attended the Franklintown School, and the Franklintown School bell currently mounted on display in one of our flower beds.

[17.]  Edwin Wrightstone Washington Township Residence and Accident: The information came from a newspaper article; Page 7, Thursday, July 8th 1915,The Patriot News, Harrisburg Pennsylvania; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[18.]  Wrightstone Residence on Valley Road Yocumtown: In 2013 Valley Road is present day Rt 232, and is off Old York Road, which comes out of New Cumberland toward York Pennsylvania. Once on Valley Road, it continues into Goldsboro, and then stops.

[19.] Leicht Family: There was one Leicht family that lived in the area of Yocumtown. Jacob and Rebecca Leicht, and their twelve year old son William, lived on the road from Yocumtown to the local School; This is present day Route 392, Yocumtown Road area; Leicht family information came from the 1920 Federal Census identified in Bibliography #7.

[20.]  Wrightstone Move from Franklintown to Newberry Township and Other Details: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[21.] 1920 New Cumberland and Cedar Cliff Wrightstone Farm: This story came from George Robert Wrightstone, Great-Great-Great Grandson of John Wrightstone.

•    New Cumberland in Lower Allen Township would become the central area of many other Wrightstone families. The McCormick family had a summer house on a cliff overlooking the Yellow Breaches Creek. A tall cedar tree sat on the bluff, and one of the McCormick daughters named the property Cedar Cliff. This area is now called the Cliffs and is located off Cedar Cliff Drive.

•    During the 1920s and early 30’s the McCormick bought up the local farms around present day area of the Cedar Cliff High School, and Green Lane Farms located in Fairview Township York County on the Yellow Beaches. My Great Grandmother Emma Klinger and her daughter Pansy were domestic servants at the McCormick Mansion until the family willed the Mansion to the Harrisburg Library in 1945. Emma’s son Ed Klinger married Hattie’s daughter Irene.

•    Jacob Paul Wrightstone farmed Ceder Cliff in 1940. Jacob was the son of George B. Wrightstone, who was Edwin’s cousin; from Edwin’s Uncle John Wrightstone’s family. Jacob Paul Wrightstone farmed the McCormick farm located at the present site of the Cedar Cliff High School. This area connects with 16th street New Cumberland where Edwin and Hattie lived in 1919 and 1920. Edwin’s grandfather’s brother William and his son Jacob Wrightstone farmed across the Yellow Breeches in Fairview Township; the roots of the Wrightstone Family. Although Jacob had died, his wife and remaining family lived on Hummel Avenue Lemoyne, not more than a mile from Edwin and Hattie. The Wrightstone cousins worked together on local farms surrounding the Cedar Cliff area.

[22.] Wrightstone Family Living on the Mumper Farm: Julia’s notes indicate 16th Street New Cumberland; Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[23.] Wrightstone Family Living on the Spong Farm: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[24.] Wrightstone Residence near Bomansdale: This is the farm my grandmother showed me, and my sisters, which was off Lisburn Road Cumberland County, near Bomansdale Pennsylvania. My grandmother took my sister to where they lived, and in this area are three limestone farm houses. I’m still trying to determine which of these homes it was, and is there some confusion in the stories as they are remembered between this location and the location of the Spong Farm. Crossing the creek to take a bath is not the home in Bomansdale, so it may be the Spong Farm off the Turnpike, where the Yellow Breeches runs almost parallel to the turnpike. Judy Wrightstone-Muth recalls her father Raymond pointing out the farm while they were on the Turnpike. Sounds like a drive to me.

[25.] Charles Eberly Farm: The Eberly family belonged to a large farming family, whose members married into the Wrightstone family. Our Grandparents Ed Klinger and Irene Wrightstone-Klinger showed me the farm, and told me of her family living on this farm. Between 1961 and 1972 we lived with my family about one mile down the road, and would pass the farm on a daily basis.

•    The story on the Charles Eberly farm involves Edwin’s cousin, George Benson Wrightstone’s son Jacob Paul Wrightstone. Jacob would be the second cousin of my grandmother Irene Mary Wrightstone. The farm was known as the “Charles Eberley Farm”, which was rented by Robert Shearer prior to Edwin and Hattie. Robert Shearer’s daughter, Elleatha Shearer, married Jacob Paul Wrightstone.

•    There is a photo of Jacob Paul’s family in the Wrightstone photo collection. The farm was a very large Brick home and barn, with other smaller buildings. It was located near another McCormick farm and the site of the Skirmish of Sporting Hill; the northern most battle of the Civil War during the Gettysburg Campaign.

•    The farm was located on what is now known as Carlisle Pike (Route 11) Mechanicsburg, just 500 yards west of the Sporting Hill Road, to the right before the underpass of Interstate 581 Bridge. The farm house sat between Interstate 581 and the current strip mall. The farm was torn down to make way for the highway and strip mall. In January 2010, the strip mall was still there, and specifically a Carpet Mart store, where the farm would have been located.

[26.] Mabel Wrightstone Death: Obituary Records, Wrightstone Card File #4550, York Heritage Trust Library-Archives, 250 East Market Street York PA 17403

[27.] Pike School: Pike refers to Carlisle Pike and the school was part of Sporting Hill School, now part of the Cumberland Valley School District. I do recall from my grandmother saying something about the school being almost across the Carlisle road. The school was demolished in 1996, and replaced with a newer school. I obtained a commemorative brick from its demolition. The brick has a commemorative plate inscribed with the Sporting Hill building life span (1930-1996). The new school is near the Hampton Township Firehouse. I attended the Sporting Hill this school when my family moved from Franklintown to Camp Hill in 1962.

[28.] Wrightstone November 1935 Family Residence in Lemoyne: The date comes from their son, Glenn’s, marriage application; Reference ID: Item #523/RefID C-5; GS Film Number: 21211; Digital Folder Number: 004455195; Image Number: 00278; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org. The 5th and Walnut Street Address: This information comes from the April 1936 marriage application of their other son, Monroe; Reference ID: Item #262 RefID D5-262; GS Film Number: 21211; Digital Folder Number: 004455195; Image Number:00462; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania 17372.

[28-a.] 1941 Wrightstone 5th and Walnut Street Lemoyne Residence: This information came from a newspaper article, Load of Straw Upsets in Square; Traffic Snarled, Tuesday, February 25th 1941, Patriot News, Harrisburg Pennsylvania; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[29.] Hattie Wrightstone Death and Funeral Details: Funeral Memorial Pamphlet, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372

[30.]Edwin Wrightstone Death and Funeral Details: Funeral Memorial Pamphlet, ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs PA, 17372 

[31.] Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone Children: All birth dates came from Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone’s Family Bible. The number of children born was derived by the 1910 census record where Hattie indicated she had 5 children, and 3 were still living. We also relied on hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[32.] Earl Diller Wrightstone Birth Date: ProGeneaologist, Birth Date Calculator, based on Edwin and Hattie Bible Entries of his death; October 7th 1907, 3 years, 11 months and 23 days; and Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[33.] Earl Diller Wrightstone Accident: Details of the accident came from hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; There was also a newspaper article that read; YORK. - Unconscious since Saturday from being scalded in a tub of hot water, the 4 year-old son of E. E. Waltstone, of Washington Township, died.; Newspaper Article York County Heritage Trust Library and Archives, 250 East Market Street, York, PA; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[34.] Earl Diller Wrightstone Death and Date: Calendar of Vital Records of the Counties of York and Adams, York County Heritage Trust Library and Archives, 250 East Market Street, York, PA; Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; and Edwin and Hattie Bible Entries of Earl’s Death; October 7th 1907, 3 years, 11 months and 23 days; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[35.] Irene Mary Wrightstone Birth Date: Social Security Death Index, Pennsylvania; Issue Date: Before 1951, Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration; Funeral Memorial Pamphlet; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372

[36.] Edwin Klinger and Irene Wrightstone Marriage: Marriage Application and License, Book K, Volume 4, Page 416, Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Dauphin County Court House, Harrisburg PA; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[37.] Irene Wrightstone Death and Details of her Obituary: This information came from the Patriot News, Harrisburg, April 18th 1988, Obituaries; and her Funeral Memorial Pamphlet; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[38.] Un-named Wrightstone Male: Un-named Wrightstone Male and a twin to Paul came from Page 37, Descendents of John Sollenberger, Born 1771 and Died 1855, Six Generations, Compiled by D. L. Sollenberger, Shamokin Pa., 1921, as written by the families of John Sollenberger; Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[39.] Ruth Wrightstone and Edwin Miller Marriage: Reference ID: Vol. 5 P 54; GS Film Number: 21216; Digital Folder Number: 004455197; Image Number: 00035; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[40.] Ken Miller Death: Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[41.] Laura Mabel Wrightstone Death Date: The Wrightstone family bible and Obituary Records, Wrightstone Card File #4550 both indicated February 24th 1926, but handwritten family notes indicated February 26th 1926; Obituary Records, Wrightstone Card File #4550, York Heritage Trust Library-Archives, 250 East Market Street York PA 17403; Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone Family Bible; and Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[42.] Laura Mabel Wrightstone Cause of Death: Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[43.] James R. Wrightstone Death Date: Social Security Death Index, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/

[44.] Un-named Wrightstone Female Born at the Wertz Farm: Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[45.] Un-named Wrightstone Female Birth Date: According to family notes, this female was still-born the night Mabel was buried, which is written March 1st 1926; Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[46.] Un-named Wrightstone Female Still-born Birth February 26th 1926: Handwritten notes on the Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone family, by their daughter Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds, Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[47.] Card, In Memory of Paul B. Wrightstone, Myers-Hall Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011

[48.]  Edward L. Wertz Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, November 28th 1994, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074

[49.] Monroe Wrightstone and Lavina Brooks Marriage, and Lavina’s Parents Names: Reference ID: Item #262 RefID D5-262; GS Film Number: 21211; Digital Folder Number: 004455195; Image Number:00462; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania 17372.

[50.] Glenn Wrightstone and Catherine Frock Marriage and Catherine’s Parents Names: Reference ID: Item #523/RefID C-5; GS Film Number: 21211; Digital Folder Number: 004455195; Image Number: 00278; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road York Springs, PA 17372.

[51.] Barbara A. Wrightstone and Matthew A Soussa Marriage: State of California, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985; Microfiche, Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

[52.] Glenn Ray Wrightstone Jr. and Deborah L. Molenar Marriage: State of California, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985; Microfiche, Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

[53.]  Eddie Lyle Wrightstone and Linda D. Moon Marriage: State of California, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985; Microfiche, Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

[54.] Hazel Moyer Parents: Lawrence M. Moyer Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, October 17th 1990, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074 (717) 582-4896

[55.] Lawrence M. Moyer Information: Lawrence M. Moyer Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, October 17th 1990, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074 (717) 582-4896

[56.]  Ralph Leitch Wrightstone Story: Hand written notes from Edwin’s and Hattie’s daughter, Julia Wrightstone-Edmunds; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[57.] Florence Amy Kibe Birth Date, Locations, Parents, and Brother: Florence A. Wrightstone Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, April 14th 1994, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074

[58.] Ralph and Florence Wrightstone Death and Burial: The information came from Ralph and Florence Wrightstone children; Mary Ann Wrightstone, Mary Titzell, Adams County PA

[59.] Bonnie Wrightstone’s Maternal Turbett Name and Step Mother Zola M. Clayton: Warren B. “Tobe” Taylor Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, April 28th 1999, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074

[60.] Bonnie Wrightstone Step Brother: Bonnie Pauline Wrightstone Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, December 7th 1994, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074.

[61.] Ralph Leroy Wrightstone Jr. Residence: Bonnie Pauline Wrightstone Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, December 7th 1994, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074.

[62.] Edwin J. Wrightstone Information: Jennifer Lynn Aubil Obituary, Carlisle Sentinel, September 20th 2003, The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074.

[63.] Christina K. Rohrbach Parents: Jennifer Lynn Aubil Obituary, Obituaries, May 10th 2007, Perry County Times; The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074.

[64.] Jennifer Wrightstone Information: Jennifer Lynn Aubil Obituary, Obituaries, May 10th 2007, Perry County Times; The Perry Historians, PO Box 73, Newport, PA 17074

[65.] Raymond Wrightstone WWII Service Injury: I cannot recall where the following story came from, but it was a story of one of the twins, and it was confirmed that it was not Raymond. One of the boys worked as Tank mechanic in Europe, until he dropped a very large wrench on his arm, and was discharged.

[65-a.] Raymond Wrightstone Truck Accident: This information came from a newspaper article, Load of Straw Upsets in Square; Traffic Snarled, Tuesday, February 25th 1941, Patriot News, Harrisburg Pennsylvania; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[66.] Raymond Wrightstone and Frances Kelly Marriage: Marriage Notice, Wrightstone Card File #4550 , York County Heritage Trust-Archives, 250 E. Market Street York, PA

[67.] Raymond Wrightstone Death Date and Details: Obituary, Section A6, page B, The Patriot, Harrisburg, Thursday, July 28th 1983

[68.] Raymond and Francis Wrightstone Children: The information on all of the children and other family members came from conversations with Bob Graham and his Aunt Francis, and her daughters; Judy and Sandy.

[69.] Julia Wrightstone and Arthur Edmunds Marriage and Edmunds’s Parents Names: Reference ID: p 169; GS Film Number: 21224; Digital Folder Number: 004455292; Image Number: 00093; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org

Bibliography

1. 1880 Michael Wrightstone Census: Monaghan, York, Pennsylvania; Roll 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 200A; Enumeration District: 2; 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.

2. Michael Wrightstone 1890 Veteran Schedule Census, Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll 86; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 115; 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.

3. 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.

4. Michael Wrightstone Pension Files: Application #: 794.776, Certificate #: 564.603; Application #: 886.595, Certificate #: 623.659, Pennsylvania; 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

5. 1900 Michael Wrightstone Census: Upper Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll T623_1401; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 29; 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.

6. 1900 Hattie Arnold Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1501; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1241501; 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.

7. 1920 Leicht Census Record: Newberry, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1667; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 722; 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.

8. 1930 Edwin Wrightstone Census: Hampden, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2024; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 1031.0; FHL microfilm: 2341758; : 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.

9. 1940 Edwin Wrightstone Census: East Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3478; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 21-20; 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.

10. Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone Researchers:

a.  Amy Wrightstone, Great Granddaughter of Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone, Great-Great Granddaughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

b.  Maria Zurelle: mariezee1@verizon.net, Great Granddaughter of Ida May Wrightstone, daughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline; Great-Great Granddaughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

c.  Sue Wrightstone-Witters: twitters503@comcast.net, Allendale Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17055, Granddaughter of Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone; Great Granddaughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

d.  Mary Ann Wrightstone-Titzell: mtitzell@yahoo.com, Granddaughter of Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone, Great Granddaughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

e.  Sharon Edmunds-Rankin: psrankin@att.net, 10116 Wake Bridge Drive, Frisco, Texas 75035, Granddaughter of Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone; Great Granddaughter of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.

f.  Boog Graham: booggraham@comcast.net, 479 County Line Road, York Springs, PA 17372, Great Grandson of Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone; Great-Great Grandson of Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline.