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Thomas Marple

Before the war

He was born in 1831/32, in Montgomery [County], Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 9 (29 in 1861), 10 (29 in 1861), 14 (43 at death in 1873), 16 (43 in 1873), 25 (30 in 1870), 30 (ca 1833), 31 (29 in 1861). place: 9, 10, 14 (Philadelphia PA), 24, 25, 30, 31]

In 1860, he may be the Thomas Marpel living with Mary and Henry (along with Caroline and Elizabeth Staton) in ward 20, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. If so, he was a day laborer. [source: 24]

When he enlisted, he was a brass turner. [sources: 10, 31]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, grey eyes, and light hair. [sources: 9, 10, 31]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 3 October 1861. He was enrolled for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Casner. He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Pierce, US. [sources: 1, 9, 10, 31, 32 (corp)]

He was promoted to corporal on 3 December 1861. [source: 7]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was then a corporal. [source: 12]

On 29 August 1863, he was detailed to work with conscripts. [sources: 2, 4]

On 23 September 1863, he returned to duty. [source: 5]

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist. On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave [sources: 2, 6, 8]

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. [source: 1]

He was discharged, as a corporal, on 21 October 1864 on surgeon's certificate, and because his term had expired. He was a corporal, in company K. His left foot had been amputated because of the wounds he received at Petersburg. He had been paid through 31 August 1864. He had received $19.71 advanced for clothing, and had not received any bounty. His discharge certificate was signed by the surgeon in charge of South Street Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 11 (on expiration of term), 31 (surgeon's certificate and expiration of term), 32]

After the war

On 4 November 1864, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 13, 15]

He married Mary Steton. She was born in 1842/43, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They apparently had at least six children:

[sources: 22, 25, 26, 27, 28]

In 1869, he was living at rear 1219 Ogden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 28]

In 1870, he was living in ward 14, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his (presumed) wife Mary, and (presumed) children Harry C, Thomas J, Samuel, and Mary (born in May). He was living at number 7, rear 1219 Ogden Street, ward 14, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a brass finisher. [sources: 25, 26]

He died suddenly, on 11 October 1873, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of "injuries in falling". He was married. He was a machinist. He was buried from his late residence, 800 Duane Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 15 October 1873, he was buried, in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The government supplied a headstone. [sources: 13, 14, 16, 17, 18]

On 12 January 1874, his widow, Mary Marple, applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 13, 15]

In 1880, his widow, Mary Marple, was living at 10 Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a fish seller. She was living with her children Thomas, Samuel, Mary, and Charles. [source: 27]

Probably in fall 1890, his sons Harry and Samuel were living at 1203 Potts Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 21]

On 6 February 1896, his widow, Mary Marple, died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of paralysis. Her funeral was held at her son's residence, 1203 Potts Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (apparently Harry C Marple, who was a carpenter). She was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 19, 20, 21, 22]

Note on identification

I have found (at least) two Thomas Marple's born around 1840 who lived in Philadelphia. Here's why I've reconstructed the Thomas who served in the 91st as I did above.

First, the evidence that he died on 11 October 1873 and was buried in Mount Vernon is very strong, with sources 13, 16, and 17 all primary sources linking the Thomas Marple who died then to the 91st. The link to the Mary who died on 6 February 1896 is also very strong, since (1) the pension index by name (source 15) confirms that his widow's name is 'Mary', (2) her newspaper death notice (source 21) lists her as the widow of Thomas J Marple, and (3) she is buried in the same cemetery; (4) she is also listed on Find a grave as his wife (sources 18 and 19). Her newspaper death notice (source 20; see also 22) tells us that she had a son who was then living at 1203 Potts Street, and the only candidate in the city directory (source 21) is Harry C Marple, carpenter. The regimental records indicate that Thomas Marple was 29 in 1861, and was born in Montgomery Pennsylvania (presumably Montgomery County).

So, the records tied closely to his service tell us that Thomas Marple was born in Pennsylvania in 1832/33, married Mary, had a child Harry C, and died in 1873.

Another Thomas Marple died on 22 October 1931 in Philadelphia, having served in company E of the 95th Pennsylvania. He was living with his spouse Mary in the 1910 to 1930 census records, and was a deputy US Marshall. His occupation connects him to the Thomas Marple living with a spouse Hannah in 1900, which (with his occupation) connects him to the 1870 to 1890 census records I have listed below. This both rules out those census records, and means that the Thomas and Mary in the 1910 to 1930 census records were not married in the pre-1873 records.

The 1860 to 1880 census records transcribed below (sources 24 to 27) are probably all of the same family, given the children, though this is least clear for the 1860 census. Whether the (apparent) father Thomas is the Thomas who served in the 91st isn't obvious, especially for the 1860 census.

against his being my Thomas
(a) the Thomas in the 1860 census was a day laborer, and not a brass tur[ner], as in the regimental records (source 10)
(b) the Thomas in the 1860 census was 45 years old (and should have been at most about 28, based on his age at enlistment)
(c) if the Caroline Staton was Mary's mother (which is very unclear, especially in light of the 1850 surnames I mention below), the 1850 and 1860 censuses have her born in New York, but the 1880 census has Mary's mother born in Pennsylvania
for his being my Thomas
my Thomas's child Harry C is probably the Harry C who died in Philadelphia on 20 March 1911; if so, he was born on 27 Jan 1859 to Thomas Marple and Mary Steton (source 23)
(a) in the 1860 census for this Thomas and Mary, a child Henry (6 months old) is living with them, who could be that Harry
(b) they are living with Caroline Staton (48, born in New York), whose surname matches the surname listed for Harry's mother Mary in Harry's death certificate

Since I have not found another Thomas Marple in Philadelphia born about 1815 (though I have found one born about 1805), I suspect his age was incorrectly recorded (as often happened). His occupation in the regimental records is consistent with his occupation at death (machinist) and in the 1870 census (brass finisher), and the fact that they do not match his occupation in the 1860 census entry is troubling. But since I have not found another Thomas Marple who could be the Thomas who served in the 91st, I have tentatively assigned all these census records to him. (Note the Thomas Marple, 17 years old, living with Jno J Deemer et al., whom I have tentatively assigned below to the Thomas who married Hannah--he could easily be the Thomas who served in the 91st.)

Note, by the way, that the closest match I have found for the Staton's in the 1850 census is this household: Caroline Staten [or, Stalen] (37, born NY), Elizabeth Gacobe (17, born PA), Rebecca Gacobe (11, born PA), Mary Gacobe (8, born PA), John Gacobe (22, born PA, cooper), Mary Kennedy (23, born Ireland), and John Gacobe (8 months, born PA) (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn District, microfilm series M432, film 820, page 146 verso (FamilySearch). (I did not find the Gacobe's in any other census, and a cursory search did not find any other references to them.) Perhaps Caroline adoped Elizabeth and Mary between 1850 and 1860.


other Thomas Marple's living in Philadelphia
??
1850: (Saml Marple 46 PA laborer, Mary 40 PA, David 23 PA laborer, Eliza 22 PA, Hanah 20 PA, Thomas 17 PA, Amanda 15 PA, and Thomas Vanhorn), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 5, microfilm series M432, film 819, pages 208 verso to 209 recto
1850: (Thomas Marple 50 PA no occupation, with Charles and Elizabeth Rooney (33 TN) et al. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Lower Dublin Township, microfilm series M432, film 808, page 61 verso = 122 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1860: (Thos Marple, fish dealer, 30, born PA, with Eliza Simpson 34 PA tailoress, May E 13 Phila, Geo 11 Phila, Anna 9 Phila, and Sarah Simpson 7 Phila) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1164, pages 54 = 54 handwritten to 55 = 55 handwritten (FamilySearch)
(1) Thomas Marple born January 1843; married (1) Hannah; m.(2) Mary ca 1904; died after 1930
(2) Thomas Marple born 1876/77 to Thomas and Hannah Marple; died 1885; buried Odd Fellows
?? 1860: (Thos A Marple 17 PA, with Jno J Deemer iron foreman, Martha 22, Jno 1, and Susan Deemer 64 (all born PA)) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1164, page 357 = 357 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1870 (Thomas Marple, USM Watchman, 28 PA; Hannah 24 PA, Charles 4 PA, Robt 2 PA, Jno Williamson 35 bricklayer PA, Maria 25 PA, Harriet Cross 44 PA), Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, district 66, microfilm series M593, film 1407, page 501 recto = 151 handwritten (FamilySearch)
1880 (Thos Marple [in indices Marble] 36 PA dept marshal, Hannah 34 China Store NY, Charles 14 PA, Robert 12 PA, Joseph 6 PA, Thomas Jr 3 PA, mother-in-law Harriett Cross 50 NY, at 1242 17th St (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 557, microfilm series T9, film 1185, page 609 = 10 B handwritten (FamilySearch)
1890: (Thos Marple, served as private in F 95 PV from Aug 1861 to Nov 1864, 1237 South 15th St) US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 2 (image 2060 of 2793 on FamilySearch) (FamilySearch)
note re 1890: the city directory match to the address in the 1890 census gives us his occupation, which matches the 1900 census occcupation]
1900 Thos Marple [in indices Markle, corrected in Ancestry to Marple] Jan 1843 PA, m. 35 years, deputy marshall USA), Hannah E b. Dec 1844, NY, 8 children, 3 living, Chas G b. Oct 1865 PA, artist, Joseph H b. July 1874 PA court bailiff, servant Blanch Webster), at 4506 Springfield Ave, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, e.d. 670, microfilm series T623, film 1469, page 158 = 7 B handwritten (FamilySearch)
1910 (Thomas 66 PA, chief officer Dep US Marshall, married twice, 7 years this time), wife Mary E (36 PA, married twice, 7 years this time, 2 childen both living), son Charles F (44 PA artist, illustrator), son Richard M (9 PA), son Joseph H B (5 PA), sister-in-law Annabelle Griffith (25 PA), US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, enumeration district 1191, microfilm series T624, film 1413, page 192 = 4 B handwritten (FamilySearch)
1920 (Thomas S. 76 PA chief deputy marshall US Courts, wife Mary E 46 PA, daughter Rachael G 19 PA private secretary real estate, son J H Brinton 15, PA, brother-in-law Alfred M Griffith 50 PA laborer lumber yard) US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, enumeration district 1732, microfilm series T625, film 1646, page 129 = 13 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
1930 (Thomas 86 PA, wife Mary E 55 PA, daughter Racheal G 29 PA, son J H Brinton 24 PA clerk) at 620 S 51st St: 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, enumeration district 532, microfilm series T626, film 2141, page 2 = 2 A handwritten (FamilySearch)
child's birth (1865) Charles G Marple born 1 October 1865 Philadelphia to Thomas Marple and Hannah FamilySearch
child's birth (1904) J H Brinton Marple born 5 October 1904 to Thomas Marple and Mary E Griffith Marple FamilySearch
child's death (1885) [son of the deputy marshall] Thomas Ridgeway Marple, 8 years old, born in Philadelphia to Thomas and Hannah Nearfeld [?--the indexer read it as 'Nearfile'], died 2 January 1885 of diphtheria in Philadelphia, 1242 South 17th St, buried 5 January 1885, Odd Fellows Cem (FamilySearch)
pension index: Thomas N Marple, F 95 PA from 18 Sept 1861 to 2 Nov 1864, applied for a pension 15 Sep 1870 and 16 Feb 1907; widow applied 11 Nov 1931; died 22 October 1931 Philadelphia (pension index, by unit)
pension payment card: Thomas N Marple, F 95 PA, see VA pension payment card
spouse's obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer 24 December 1902, page 13: 'Mrs. Thomas Marple, of 4506 Springfield avenue, the wife of United States Deputy Marshall Marple, died suddenly at her home early yesterday morning. On the evening previous to her death Mrs. Marple was apparently in the best of health and with her husband went down town to do some Christmas shopping. Upon her return she complained of illness and shortly afterwards became unconscious, dying about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Apoplexy is supposed to have been the cause of death.'
marriage: Thomas N Marple married Hannah E Cross on 8 Feb 1865, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (abstract in Pennsylvania marriages, 1709-1940, on FamilySearch)
(3) Thomas Marple, born 1790/91, PA
? Thos Marple 65 PA fence maker, with Robert and Elizabeth Deacon, in 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 23, precinct 9, post office Frankford, microfilm series M653, film 1174, page 837 = 77 handwritten (FamilySearch)
Thomas Marple, 79, born Penna, cabinet maker, with Gilroy Kopp (barber) et al. (1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 5, district 15, microfilm series M593, film 1391, page 56 recto = 111 handwritten)
Thomas Marple, 81 years old, married, laborer, born Chester Co., died 23 September 1871 of phthisis pulmonalis in Philadelphia, Hamilton and 62nd st, buried 23 September 1871 in Haddenton Church (FamilySearch)
death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 26 September 1871 page 5: 'MARPLE.--On the 23d inst., THOMAS MARPLE, in the 85th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son-in-law, J. Baily, Hamilton street, above Sixty-first, West Philadelphia, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 1 o'clock.'
(4) Thomas Marple, born 1804/05; married Hannah (Margaret???); children include North and Caroline
Thomas Marple (43, shoemaker, b. PA), Hannah (38, PA), Margaret (16, PA), Elizabeth (15, PA), Kirk [?] (13, PA), Chas (11, PA), George (7, PA), North (4, PA), etc. (Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 256 A = 515 handwritten (FamilySearch)
Thos Marple 51 PA shomaker [sic], Hanna (50 PA), Chas shoemaker 19 PA, George sailmaker 18 PA, North 14 PA, Samuel 10 PA, Carolina 9 PA, and James Burns, in 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 17, microfilm series M653, film 1167, page 875 = 89 handwritten (FamilySearch)
Thomas Marple, 65, with Marg [sic] 63, North 28, and Caroline 17, and with George Thomas et al., at 2203 Fifth St. (1870 US census, 2nd enumeration, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 58, microfilm series M593, film 1432, page 51 recto = 37 handwritten FamilySearch)
Thomas Marple, 62, born Penna, works in shoe store, with Hannah 59, North 23, and Caroline 16, and George Thomas (broom maker) et al. (1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 19, district 58, microfilm series M593, film 1404, page 209 recto = 67 handwritten)
Thomas Marple, 72, born Pennsylvania, shoemaker, at 435 Berks st, with son North Marple (33, born PA, shoemaker), and his wife Mary (33, b. PA), and daughters Ida (3, b. PA) and Bertha (1, b. PA) (1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 357, microfilm series T9, film 1178, page 126 = 25 handwritten)
Thos Marple 84 years old, born Pennsylvania, married, no occupation, died 12 March 1892 of apoplexy in Philadelphia, 435 Berk Street, buried 15 March 1892 at 7 + Norris (#20402, FamilySearch)
death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 15 March 1892 page 6: 'MARPLE.--On March 12, 1892, Thomas Marple, in his 85th year. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, 435 Berks street. To prodeed to Seventh and Norris streets Vault. Please omit flowers.'
(5) Thomas Marple, born ca 1867; died 29 January 1868
Thomas Marple, 1 year old, died 29 January 1868, Philadelphia [based solely on the index; no image of the document was available on 5 November 2013] (FamilySearch)
(6) Thomas Marple, born ca 1811 Ireland, related to Ann born ca 1802 Ireland, Charles born ca 1824 Ireland, Edward born ca 1838 PA, Ann born ca 1834 PA
1850: (Thomas Marple 39 Ireland, with Ann 48 Ireland, Charles 26 Ireland, Edward 12 PA, Ann 16 PA, and William Haden and Ann Brown; Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, North Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 380 verso = 758 handwritten = 122 handwritten (FamilySearch)

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 29 August 1863

4 consolidated morning report, HQ 91st PA, 30 August 1863 (Corpl Marple)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 September 1863 (Corp Marple)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Marple)

7 company K, list of non-commissioned officers (Thomas Marple)

8 company K, list of men transferred, #29 (Thomas Marple)

9 company K, descriptive roll (Thomas Marple)

10 company K, third descriptive roll (Thomas Marple)

11 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 30 October 1864 (Corpl Marple)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Marple)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Thomas J Marple)

14 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 October 1873 (Thomas J Marple)

15 pension index, by name (Thomas Marple)

16 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 October 1873, page 4 (Thomas F Marple)

17 records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (Thos J Marple)

18 Find a grave, memorial 53144257, created by Meges, added 2 June 2010, maintained by Mary Harrell-Sesniak, accessed 2 November 2013 (Thomas J Marple)

19 Find a grave, memorial 53144619, created by Meges, added 2 June 2010, maintained by Mary Harrell-Sesniak, accessed 2 November 2013 (Mary Marple)

20 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 February 1896, part two, supplement page 17 (Mary Marple)

21 selected Philadelphia city directories

22 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 6 February 1896 (Mary Marple)

23 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 20 March 1911, registered number 7412 (Harry C Marple son of Thomas Marple and Mary Steton)

24 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, pages 436 = 438 handwritten to 437 = 439 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Thomas Marpel)

25 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, 2nd enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1426, page 265 verso = 12 handwritten FamilySearch) (Thos J Marple)

26 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, district 42, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 283 recto = 179 handwritten] (Thomas J Marple)

27 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 387, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 75 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Mary Marple)

28 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 23 July 1869 (Thaddeus Stevens Marple)

29 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 Feb 1869, page 5 (Caroline Staton)

30 'Jurentkuff family tree', a family tree available on Ancestry, owner cher5455, accessed 5 November 2013 (Thomas J Marple)

31 certificate of discharge, 3 October 1861, F 91 Pennsylvania Infantry (Thomas Marple)

32 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Marple)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
whether the Thomas Marple, 17, living with Saml and Mary Marple, in ward 5, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, is the Thomas who served in the 91st, or the Thomas who served in the 95th Pennsylvania, is unclear to me; see the note on identification above
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)
1900 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 November 2013)
1910 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 November 2013)
1920 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 November 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 November 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 6 November 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 2 November 2013)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched for Thomas Marple died 1873; Thomas Marple born 1831 +/- 2 (accessed 2 November 2013)

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Thomas Marple in the 91st PA database

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 20, division 1, microfilm series M653, film 1171, pages 436 = 438 handwritten to 437 = 439 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line401234
Dwelling number2803    
Family number3089    
NameCaroline StatonThomas MarpelMary "Henry "Elizabeth Staton
Age4845186/1226
SexFMFMF
Color     
OccupationWashwomanDay Laborer   
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate     
Place of birthNew YorkPenna"""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census, 2nd enumeration

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, 2nd enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1426, page 265 verso = 12 handwritten FamilySearch)]
[the page is headed 'Ogden St'; line 1 is listed as 1219, line 5 has 'Rear' before the house number '1', and line 1 on the next page is listed as '1217'. In all, the "rear" numbers between 1219 and 1217 go from '1' through '8', with a total of 36 people]
[identification is speculative; see the note on identification above]
line3132333435
Dwelling-house number7    
Family number     
NameMarple Thos. J.MaryHarry C.Thos. J.Saml.
Age30271075
SexMFMMM
Color     
Occupation303010105
Real estate value     
Personal estate value     
Birthplace     
Father foreign born     
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read     
Can't write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 14, district 42, microfilm series M593, film 1398, page 283 recto = 179 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line1314151617 181920
Dwelling-house number1243       
Family number1562       
NameMarple Thomas- Mary- Harry C- Thomas J- Samuel- MaryHenry James- Matilda
Age362610841/123929
Sexmfmmmfmf
Colorwwwwwwww
OccupationBrass FinisherHouse Keeping    LaborerHouse Keeping
Real estate value        
Personal estate value        
BirthplacePennaPhiladPhiladPhiladPhiladPhiladPhiladPhilad
Father foreign born        
Mother foreign born        
Birth month if born within year     May  
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year  11    
Can't read        
Can't write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, enumeration district 387, microfilm series T9, film 1179, page 75 = 22 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on identification above]
line23456
street nameOsage Avenue
house number10    
dwelling visit #160    
family visit #225    
nameMarple Mary- Thomas- Samuel- Mary- Charles
colorWWWWW
sexFMMFM
age371813105
month born if born in year     
relationship SonSonDaughterSon
single 1111
married     
widowed/divorced1    
married during year     
occupationFish SellerLaborerAt Orphans [sic] homeat Orphans [sic] home 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 January 2015, from Fold3]


Marple, Thomas
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl | Corpl
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

certificate of discharge

[certificate of discharge, Thomas Marple, 3 October 1861, F 91 Pennsylvania Infantry]
[thanks to Richard Rigney for sending me a copy of this document!]
[image of certificate of discharge]

I certify, on honor, that Thomas Marple, Corporal of Captain J. F. Casner's Company (K) of the 91 Regiment of Pennsylva VOLUNTEERS, of the State of Pennsylvania, born in Montgomery Co, State of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years; 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high; Light complexion, Grey eyes, Light hair, and by occupation Brass Turner, having joined the company on its original organization at Philadelphia, and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at Philada Pa, on the Third day of October, 1861, (or was mustered in service as a recruit, by [blank], at [blank] on the [blank] day of 186[blank], to serve in the Regiment,) for the term of Three Years: and having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company in [blank] to the present date, is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of Surgeon's Certificate of Disability (Left foot amputated in consequence of wounds recd at Petersburg) + expiration of term of service

The said Thomas J. Marple was last paid by Paymaster Maj Riche [?] to include the 31st day of August, 1864, and has pay due him from that time to the present date: he is entitled to pay and subsistence for TRAVELING to place of enrollment and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so discharged. He has received Nineteen 71/100 dollars, advanced by the United States on account of CLOTHING. Clothing acc settled Oct 5 1863

There is to be stopped from him, on account of the State of [blank], or other authorities for CLOTHING, &c., received on entering service, [blank] dollars; also for expenses of SUBSISTENCE for TRAVELING from place of enrollment to the place of rendezvous, amounting to [blank] dollars: and on account of the United States for EXTRA CLOTHING received in kind from [blank] and for other stoppages, viz:

"Has received no Bounty"

amounting to [blank] dollars; and he has been SUBSISTED for TRAVELING to his place of enrollment, up to the [blank] 186[blank].

He is indebted to [blank], SUTLER, [blank] dollars.

He is indebted to [blank], LAUNDRESS, [blank] dollars.

Given in Duplicate, at South St Hospl Phila, this 3d day of October, 1864.

R. Lewis [?]
A. A. Surg USA
In Charge

(A.G.O. No. 95.)

city directories

[selected Philadelphia city directories]
[transcribed from GenealogyBank, November 2013]
1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 662
Marple Thomas, cordwainer, 1421 Gtn av
[no other Thomas Marple; the only possible Samuel's are:]
Marple S., fish dealer, Callowhill st Market
Marpole [sic] Samuel, fishmonger, N 9th & Spring Garden, h 903 Spring Garden
1871 Gopsill's directory, page 990
Marple Thomas, clerk, h Nassau n N 21st
Marple Thomas, shoecutter, h 2207 N 5th
[no Samuel]
Marple North, shoemaker, h 2207 N 5th
1881 Gopsill's directory, page 1119
Marple Thomas, shoemaker, h 435 Berks
Marple Thomas N., dep u.s. marshall, 435 Library, h 1242 S 17th
Marple Hannah E., china, 1242 S 17th
1891 Gopsill's directory, page 1261
" [Marple] Thomas, h 435 Berks
" Thomas, finisher, h 1315 Olive
" Thomas N., chief dep, P O Bldg, h 1237 S 15th
" Charles G., artist, 1237 S 15th
" Harry, carpenter, h 1203 Potts
" Joseph H., plumber, h 1237 S 15th
" Robert K., architect, h 1237 S 15th
" Samuel, carpenter, h 1203 Potts
1896 Gopsill's directory, page 1310
" [sc. Marple] Harry C., carpenter, h 1203 Potts
[this is the only Marple on Potts street]

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 October 1873, page 4]
[transcribed 2 November 2013, from GenealogyBank]

MARPLE.--Suddenly, on the 11th inst., THOMAS F. [sic] MARPLE, aged 43 years.

The relatives and friends of the family, also the Ninety-first Regt. P.V., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 800 Duane street. Interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

headstone

[records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 2 November 2013]

Marple. Thos. J. [sic]
Corp'l Co. K, Regt. 91" Pa. Inf.
Cemetery Mount Vernon
City or Town Philadelphia
County and State Phila. Pa.
Grave -
died Oct. 11" 1873.
Headstone supplied [blank] by D. W. Whitney
Contract dated Nov 29" 1879.

death certificate

[death certificate, Thomas J Marple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 October 1873]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]


RETURN OF A DEATH,
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Coroner's CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Thomas J. Marple
2. Colour, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 43 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Oct. 11, 1873
7. Cause of Death, Injuries in falling
J. G. L Brown,
Coroner

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Machinist
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 14th
12. Street and Number, [blank]
13. Date of Burial, Oct 15, 1873
14. Place of Burial, Mount Vernon Cemetery
Wm. B. Strang Undertaker.
Residence, 1323 Crater St

death notice, Mary Marple

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 9 February 1896, part two, supplement page 17, Mary Marple]
[transcribed 4 November 2013, from GenealogyBank]

MARPLE.--On February 6, 1896, Mary, widow of the late Thomas J. Marple, aged 53 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock, at the residence of her son, No. 1203 Potts street. Interment private.

death certificate, Mary Marple

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 6 February 1896, Mary Marple]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 4 November 2013]

16234
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Mary Marple
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 53 years
5. Married [sic]
6. Date of Death, February 6th 1896
7. Cause of Death, Paralysis
Robert Simpson, M.D.
Residence, 805 W 11th St Philada

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 14th
12. Street and Number, 1203 Potts st
13. Date of Burial Feb 9th 1896
14. Place of Burial, ['Mechanics Cemt' is crossed out, and written to the right of that is:] Mt Vernon Cemt
John H. Seperven [?] Undertaker.
Residence, 1633 Nth 11th st

death certificate, Harry C Marple

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 20 March 1911, registered number 7412, Harry C Marple]
[transcribed 4 November 2013, from FamilySearch]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 7412
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADLEPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 259 Nth Darion St; 10" Ward.)
2. FULL NAME Harry C. Marple

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Jan 27 1859
7. AGE 52 yrs. 1 mos. 12 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Carpenter
(b) General nature of industry business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER Thomas Marple
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Phila
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Mary Steton
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Phila
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) W C Hammond
(Address) 655 N 12th St
15. Filed [blank] 191[blank] [blan]k Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH March 20 1911
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan 2nd 1911, to 3/19 1911, that I last saw him alive on 3/19 1911, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2 AM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: cirrhosis of Liver (Duration) [blank]
Contributory (Secondary.) [blank]
(Signed) W C Hammond M.D. 3/20 1911 (Address) 655 N. 12th St.
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Fernwood Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL March 23 1911
20. UNDERTAKER Martin Ewoy + Son
ADDRESS 2809 Diamond St

death certificate, Thaddeus Stevens Marple

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 23 July 1869, Thaddeus Stevens Marple]
[transcribed 5 November 2013 from FamilySearch]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Thaddeus Stevens Marple
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male.
4. Age, 11 Months 14 days
5. Married or Single, -
6. Date of Death, July 23 1869
7. Cause of Death, Cholera Infantum
John W Millick M.D.
Residence, 821 North 12th St.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Philad
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, Thos. J. Marple
Name of Mother, Mary Marple
11. Ward, 14"
12. Street and Number, Back of 1219 Ogden St.
13. Date of Burial, July 25" 1869
14. Place of Burial, American Mechanic Cem'y
J Th J & Sons Undertaker
Residence, 221 Coates St

death certificate, Caroline Staten

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 Feb 1869, page 5 (Caroline Staton)]
[transcribed November 2013 from GenealogyBank]

STATON.--On the 8th inst., Mrs. CAROLINE STATON, aged 58 years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her son-in-law, Frank Wilson, N. 133 Holmes' alley, this (Thursday) morning, at 10 o'clock.


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