Myrtle Park was born 12/16/1906, to parents Fredrick Park and Fannie (Nethery) Park1. Her mother's maiden name helped me pinpoint the family further, as Myrtle had a younger brother named Nethery (Ned). As soon as I found the basic info on the family, I headed for one of my favorite resources, the Delco Newspaper Archives, and started plugging in some names. As usual, the Chester Times has not let me down.
|May 29, 19132|
|June 16, 19133|
On a brighter note, did you know that there are official rail guides that you can check out, if you want to map the exact route your ancestors may have taken? I spent a little time looking at the 1910 guide. Very cool.
1Myrtle Park, Birth Registration 139176 (16 Dec 1906); “Pennsylvania Birth Index, 1906,” digital image, Pennsylvania Department of Health (http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/1906%20Birth.htm : accessed 03 Feb 2013).
2"Personal Mention," Chester Times, 29 May 1913, p. 8.
3"Died In The West," Chester Times, 16 Jun 1913, p. 1.