Pennsylvania Death Certificates and the Florida Death Index, 1877-1977

Death certificate of Harry Florence Flowers (1845-1928) Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963 Last April, the state of Pennsylvania made death certificates between 1906 to 1963 available on Ancestry.com. Again, if you do not have a membership with Ancestry, I will encourage you to do the two week free trial. Choose a period of time where you […]

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The Inevitable: Cemetery Hunting

Now, I am at a standstill in my research. Next year will mark the centennial of Rachel Flowers’ enrollment at Messiah Missionary School and Training Home, known today as Messiah College, my alma mater. If you are new to my blog, welcome! To give you a brief background about Rachel, please read the bio marquee […]

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Part Three: The Flowers Family and The Black Church

Harry Flowers —-/—-Nancy Sawyer | ———————————————————————————— Chauncey  Fred  John  Rachel  Theodore  Vincent  Gladyce  Hilda Philadelphia In West Philadelphia born and raised…perhaps not the best introduction; however, the young women of the Flowers family did call Philadelphia home following their father’s death. For Rachel and Gladyce, Wesley AME Zion became their spiritual home during the late 1920s. […]

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