Historical Excerpts Cracking Smiles and maybe a Stone Wall
Preemptive UndertakerThe Times, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 13 October 1889 and Lebanon Daily News, Lancaster, PA. 14 October 1889. This story is reported differently by two newspapers.
"His Haste Lost Him a Job"
Genealogical tags: Victoria Brubaker, single, born about 1868, lived in Lancaster, Pa in 1889:
W.T.S. Gable, undertaker, lived in Lancaster, PA 1889 as an adult
"Found Dying on a Grave"
Genealogical tags: Elizabeth Victoria Brubaker, adult in 1889, lived in Lancaster, PA.
Nephew died in 1887, buried in Lancaster Cemetery, and brother lived in New York.
William Gable an adult male in 1889, living in :Lancaster, PA.
These are the citizens that built our nation by conquering tragedy. Through the information in the article I was able locate Gideon E. Brubaker in Page County, Virginia, who worked as a farmer in 1870 census and worked in a postal appointment in 1899. The 1880 census notes he has a "leg off." Gideon was born to Gideon C. & Mary Brubaker in 1849 and died in 1926. He never gave up.
|Staunton Spectator 15 March 1881 — Library of Virginia|