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Pottsville Cemetery, Center St. Grammar School
Posted by: martha swaim (ID *****8012) Date: April 29, 2011 at 21:46:46
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Does anyone know where the Pottsville Cemetery adjoining the Centre street grammar school is?:
David McKelvey, father of Mrs. Agnes (McKelvey) Gray, emigrated to
this country from Scotland about 1820, and the family were early residents at
Pottsville. He was engaged on work in the early development of the coal fields there, and was the first miner to meet his death in the gate vein, being killed
by a falling timber under the site of the present courthouse. His widow nobly
undertook the burden of rearing her family of four children, leasing the Mount
Hope farm, which she carried on, selling milk, fruit and vegetables in town.
She was buried in the cemetery adjoining the Centre street grammar school, in
a vault containing the bodies of thirty-five of her relatives.

from book:
J.H. Beers & Co.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; genealogy--family history--biography; containing historical sketches of old families and of representative and prominent citizens, past and present (Volume 1)

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