At 94 years young, Mom is my hero for a lot of reasons. She's been doing genealogy since the 1970s and has done an amazing job of it and works on it almost every day. I love her stories and this is the one that really got me hooked on genealogy. Enjoy! DKW
Our Scamps and Scoundrels: The Counterfeiting Twins
By Virginia Williams Kelly.
(As seen in The Old Pike Post, Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2012, Cumberland Maryland.)
On May 7, 1984, I copied the following episode from the Frostburg Mining Journal. It was on microfilm at Frostburg State University, Microfilm No. per an 4899 F75F7, 1890-1895. It tells the story of two House ancestors who got in a mite of trouble. My mother was Emma Whetstone Williams and the two subjects of this article were her cousins, Edward and Joseph House, twins born February 16, 1868. But it all turned out alright in the end. Read on and see how.
Saturday 20 September 1890: (Edward Said He Did It!)The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday gives the following account of the trial of local interest.
Joseph House and Edward House of
The rest of the story
He was released about 1891 and married Martha Edith Denison in 1892. The 1900 census finds him living in Frostburg,
By the 1910 census he is living in
Rev. House was the pastor of
On October 21, of that very same year tragedy struck the family and Rev. Edward Francis House and his wife were both critically injured in an automobile accident. They both died on October 21st.
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