Freeburn, daughter of
George Snyder Freeburn and Caroline Enders Freeburn, was born
on April 8, 1874 in Perry County, PA. Her
first husband was _________ Fitzjarld (Fitzgerald).
She died on June 24, 1958 at the age of 84. (Source:
Certificate of Death) She suffered from diabetes and I
remember her giving herself insulin shots. She also loved to
fish. Her obituary lists her
as a member of the First Methodist Church of Hanover, PA and a
member of the Harmony Council, Daughters of America.
I have begun
researching ___ Fitzjarld. I believe he worked for the
Pennsylvania RR. I inherited his pocket watch which is a rare "Ball
Watch Co." watch. See left.
On the face are the intials "B of RT" which indicates he was a
member of the "Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen." Apparently
their symbol appears on gravestones of their members.
See left. From his wife's
application to marry Alexander Hay she lists herself as "Loamie
Fitzjarld" and the date of death of her first husband as "Aug. 2-
1906" My mother, Florence Johnson, remembers that he was good
with his hands and made a metal stove for his daughter Anna.