I completed the transcription the other day, and am (finally) getting around to posting! 🙂 Due to extremely bad photocopying, there were a few random words and sentences missing, and in a few cases I had to include my own assumption as to a missing or illegible word. But anyway, here it is:
Today, after having been busy for several days, mostly because of the holiday, I set out for the library again. (No ILL deliveries yet, I’m afraid.) I didn’t have much to do, but I thought I’d search out a death record for someone or other. However, the dates I was looking for weren’t there, so I instead took out the reel of microfilm for wills from the early 1900’s. I didn’t expect to find much, as my previous experience with the wills there had been that they are all administrations (no actual information about what was bequeathed to whom, just a basic overview written after the estate was settled). However, having nothing better to do, I decided to look for the administration for the estate of Elizabeth Gilbert Kulp, mother of Monroe H.; she died in 1902.
While browsing about the Internet today, I happened across a few tidbits from Mt. Carmel newspapers on a site I visit all the time–don’t know how I missed them, the files have been online since 1997 (!). I think that’s before the days of RootsWeb even!
Well, what I found were brief notices in the Mt. Carmel Ledger, on various subjects. From Friday, October 28, 1892:
M.H. Kulp, of Shamokin, accompanied by his brother Chester Kulp, transacted business at Mt Carmel, Wednesday, October 26, 1892.
Friday, January 6, 1893, about his brother:
Gilbert Kulp, one of Shamokin’s best known young men, returned home from a week’s jaunt to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. He also spent a day with his former college chum, A.Z. Kalback, at Lebanon, Pa.
Gilbert Kulp, he who helped to complete the list of society young men of Shamokin was in Mt. Carmel between trains Wednesday.
Friday, March 3, 1893:
Superintendent John Williams and M.H. Kulp of Shamokin, transacted business in Mt Carmel on Feb 28, 1893.
Friday, March 27, 1893, regarding his brother Howard:
Howard Kulp, formerly of Shamokin, now running the lumber business for his father in Centre county, spent a few days in town this week.
Friday, May 5, 1893:
Monroe H. Kulp, the Shamokin, Northumberland county, lumber dealer, transacted business here on Tuesday.
A more abstract collection of ledger entries, from 1894, indexed in alphabetical order, references M.H. Kulp’s mother, Mrs. D.R. Kulp, sister Ella, and brother G. Gilbert (Gilbert G. is the same):
Kulp, D.R. Mrs. lived in Shamokin on May 11, 1894 m/o Miss Ella Kulp
of Reading Hospital
Kulp, Ella Miss lived in Shamokin on May 11, 1894 was in Reading
hospital ch/o Mrs. D.R.Kulp of Shamokin
Kulp, G. Gilbert at College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y on Jan 12,
1894, visited his parents on Dewart St. in Shamokin
Kulp, G. Gilbert b/o Ella Kulp both of Mt. Carmel
Kulp, Gilbert G. lived in Shamokin on Jun 15, 1894
Not sure why it says both Ella and Gilbert were from Mt. Carmel; never heard that before, although it may be possible they lived there briefly at one time.