The Mystery of Hiram Oliver Dingman

What happened to Hiram Oliver Dingman, my great uncle born in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania? Using (which I used for most the the research described herein), he is easy to track through 1860 when he was 12 years old, living in the household of his father, Nelson Dingman, in Salem Township, Mercer County,

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Baby Names–Traditional Names Continue Popularity in 2014

Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group, writes about given names selected for babies born during 2014 in Ohio and elsewhere in an article  Top baby names in Ohio in 2014 appearing on the website (It also appeared in the 15 May 2015 Plain Dealer, but you have to have a subscription for access). She wrote:  “Liam

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