I never met my grandfather
Poorman. He died when my Dad was just 7 years old. He worked at the paper mill, and built the house at 15 East
Brown Street in Castanea PA. I think he and Gram lived on Walnut Street for a while while he was building the house.
He married Gram in 1913, and Dad was born in 1914. I'm glad I got to meet a couple of his brothers, Great Uncle Al,
and Great Uncle Clyde. Grand Dad John Sylvester is buried in Section 5 of Highland Cemetery in Lock Haven.
Thank God I had Grammy Poorman.
She was a significant figure in my life, and I learned some lifelong values from her. I miss her so much. I
visit her Maple tree on Jessamine Street and pray every time I go to lock Haven . . .
My paternal great-grandparents were Poorman
/ Ingram . . .
Robert Curtain Poorman
1862 - 1895
Maime Ingram Poorman
1865 - 1940
I have never seen a photo of
my Great-Great Grandfather, Joseph P. Poorman.
My Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Peter
A. Poorman . . .
Peter Aquila Poorman
1776 - 1865
is the oldest Poorman image I could find of my Poorman ancestors, i.e. my Great-Great-Great Grandfather Peter Aquila Poorman.
On May 26, 2012, I visited the Union-Throne Cemetery in McElhattan, Wayne Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
Several generations of my paternal grandparents are buried there, i.e. Peter Aquila (1776-1865), his son Joseph P. (1829-1906)
and his son Robert Curtin (1862-1895); and some extended Poorman relatives.
My granddaughters, Crystal Poorman & Diana Poorman . . .