Genealogical and historical data taken from local newspapers and from our biannual newsletter and listed here for your personal research and reading pleasure.
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WYOMING COUNTY CEMETERIES LIST Coordinates below are for public cemeteries or cemeteries accessible from public roads. For private plots, please ask at the Wyoming County Historical Society for directions. If you can add to or clarify this list or know it needs to be modified, please contact us! BOROUGHS FACTORYVILLE BOROUGH Evergreen Woodlawn Cemetery: 41.562155,…Read More
Historic Irish Settlement – Stowell, PA ~Originally published in Lest-We-Forget Wyoming County Pioneers, Vol. 11 No. 1 (15 September 1991) p18 The following interesting article, written by a person who chooses to employ the pseudonym “An Old Resident”, is furnished this newspaper at a most appropriate time, for the breaking of ground in the “Irish Settlement”…Read More
An article from The Scranton Tribune. (Scranton, Pa.), 27 May 1902, p3 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF STATE THRONG CITY Every Train Arriving in the City During the Day Brought Large Delegations Three thousand strangers are within the city’s gates in attendance upon the forty-ninth annual conclave of the grand commandery, Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. They came yesterday…Read More
From the Tunkhannock Republican & New Age Newspaper Articles are unchanged from the original; writers are acknowledged when found. Extracted by Regina Evans Incidents of the War Issue of: 24 Dec 1914 Interest in the operations of the Great War in Europe has lost some of its keenness of late in view of the seeming…Read More
Index of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Wills from 1842 to 1932 ~ Vol. 1 – 16 (1842 – 1932) ~ These are estate records from the courthouse now on microfilm. The name is followed by the year of the estate settlement and the microfilm file number. Use these to view the film at the society. [NOTE: Not all wills were filmed, as some were…Read More
The following one-room schools [in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania] have been closed. The date after the name of the school indicates the year the one-room school was closed. Braintrim Twp.: Lacey Street, 1919; Doolittle Hill, 1922; Black Walnut, 1943 Clinton Twp.: Carpenter Hollow, 1945; Bunker Hill, 1945; Tunnell Hill, 1946; Glenn, 1946 Eaton Twp.: North Eaton,…Read More
FIRES OUT AT THE WOOLEN MILL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT FAMILIES ALONG THE RIVER FORCED TO MOVE OUT CANNING FACTORY FLOODED Tunkhannock Republican, 7 March 1902 On Friday, Feb. 21, we had a very heavy fall of snow, and on Saturday the following the depth of the snow was about 2 1/2 feet. On Friday,…Read More
HAND CART MEETS ENGINE Serious Collision on the Montrose Railroad Near Tunkhannock In Which Several Men Are Injured. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Tunkhannock, April 21 .—A serious, and perhaps, fatal accident occurred on the Montrose railroad today. A special train, conveying General Passenger Agent Asa P. BLAKSLEE and another railway official to inspect the…Read More
from “ Lest-We-Forget Wyoming Co. Pioneers” Vol. 5 #2 p. 64-65 Beaumont (Monroe Twp.) From the 1900 Wyoming County Directory, Thomas NULTON is listed. He started in business circa 1890. The business then passed to his son Paul NULTON and is currently operated by his grandson, Paul NULTON Jr. Factoryville (Clinton Twp.) From the 1900…Read More
by Elsie Shaughnessy, New Age newspaper, 11 March 1976 Rivers and creeks played an important part in the development of our country. Many of the pioneers, as they pushed westward, followed the streams either by foot or boat. They built their homes on the banks of the streams for it was waterpower that ran their…Read More