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Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA
Carbondale is a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. Carbondale is located approximately 15 miles due northeast of the city of Scranton in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The land area that became Carbondale was developed by William and Maurice Wurts, the founders of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, during the rise of the anthracite coal mining industry in the early 19th century. Carbondale was the site of the first deep vein anthracite coal mine in the United States. It was also a major terminal of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

Immigrants from Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, and from throughout continental Europe came to Carbondale in the course of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to work in the anthracite and railroading industries, and, most importantly, to build new lives for themselves and their families.Wikipedia


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Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA - Memorial Park, Carbondale, Pa.
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

Memorial Park, Carbondale, Pa.
Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA - Emergency Hospital and Nurses' Home, Carbondale, Pa.
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

Emergency Hospital and Nurses' Home, Carbondale, Pa.
Carbondale,  Pennsylvania, USA - Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake, Carbondale, Pa.
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake, Carbondale, Pa.

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1829: The Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale began operations on October 9, 1829. This was the first commercially successful railroad to operate in America.

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1831: The first deep underground anthracite coal mine in America was opened in Carbondale just West of the Seventh Avenue crossing on the Delaware & Hudson tracks.

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News  1846 - THE ACCIDENT AT CARBONDALE.
We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we...Read MORE...

1851: Carbondale was incorporated as a city in Luzerne County on March 15, 1851, making it the oldest city (the "Pioneer" city) in what later became Lackawanna County, and the fourth oldest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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News  1872 - FATAL MINING DISASTER. THE LACKAWANNA BREAKER BLOWN DOWN AND BURNED -- FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND ANOTHER NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE.
From Our Own Correspondent.

Scranton, Tuesday, April 2, 1872.

To prevent an accident in or...Read MORE...

News  1890 - FATAL CRASH AT A SWITCH
Three Men Killed and Several Others Injured in a Wreck.

A frightful wreck occurred on the New...Read MORE...

1916
Carbondale, a city of Lackawanna co., Pa., situated on the Lackawanna River, near the north end of...Read MORE...

News  1942 - Flood
In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Davies
flag  Irene DAVIES (6 December 1926, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 25 January 2005, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Fuller
flag  Martha Elizabeth FULLER (11 May 1854, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 27 February 1932, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Hadsell
flag  Duane Niles HADSELL (14 May 1928, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 22 June 2008, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Lois Jeanette HADSELL (11 December 1931, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 24 August 2008, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Howarth
flag  William A HOWARTH (13 September 1846, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 4 December 1873, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Merritt
flag  Gladys Elizabeth MERRITT (24 November 1903, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - September 1986, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
World War II Soldier flag  Hobart Duane MERRITT (17 February 1924, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 15 January 1994, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Lester George MERRITT (16 December 1919, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - October 1973, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Niles Bourgarde MERRITT (17 November 1900, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 1966, ) gravestone
flag  Raymond Lester MERRITT (17 March 1907, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 5 December 1909, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Stanley Francis MERRITT (23 February 1905, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 12 January 1935, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 flag  Walter Stanley MERRITT (5 May 1935, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 1 June 2016, Bridgeport, New York, USA)

Rollison
 flag  Dale Gene ROLLISON (4 January 1953, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 22 November 2006, , Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bourgarde
 flag  Ceclia "Celia" Amanda BOURGARDE (17 September 1881, Oneonta, New York, USA - 2 October 1961, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Brush
flag  Lillian J BRUSH (27 December 1906, Halstead, Pennsylvania, USA - 2 May 1949, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
flag  Zelda C BRUSH (16 February 1910, , Pennsylvania, USA - September 1980, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)

Hadsell
flag  Myrell J HADSELL (22 April 1902, , Pennsylvania, USA - December 1974, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)

HADSELL
flag  Lois Jeanette HADSELL (11 December 1931, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 24 August 2008, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Merritt
flag  Lester George MERRITT (17 February 1871, , New York, USA - 9 November 1946, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)

MERRITT
flag  Gladys Elizabeth MERRITT (24 November 1903, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - September 1986, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Lester George MERRITT (16 December 1919, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - October 1973, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Raymond Lester MERRITT (17 March 1907, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 5 December 1909, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Stanley Francis MERRITT (23 February 1905, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA - 12 January 1935, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Snyder
 flag  Robert C SNYDER (29 March 1927, Scott Township, Pennsylvania, USA - 13 June 2014, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA)

Taylor
flag  Leon TAYLOR (14 September 1900, Scott Township, Pennsylvania, USA - 16 September 1983, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1903
John Henry LAPOINTE (20 July 1866 - 16 September 1944) & Katherine Elizabeth BOURGARDE (18 January 1879 - 08 August 1962)
married 14 September 1903

1924
Myrell J HADSELL (22 April 1902 - December 1974) & Gladys Elizabeth MERRITT (24 November 1903 - September 1986)
married 31 December 1924

1928
Stanley Francis MERRITT (23 February 1905 - 12 January 1935) & Lillian J BRUSH (27 December 1906 - 2 May 1949)
married 29 November 1928

1931
Niles Bourgarde MERRITT (17 November 1900 - 1966) & Marian G BRUSH (21 November 1900 - March 1978)
married 20 April 1931

1946
Hobart Duane MERRITT (17 February 1924 - 15 January 1994) & Irene DAVIES (6 December 1926 - 25 January 2005)
married 17 January 1946
 

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