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About formerkline

My name is Courtney. I'm a copywriter in Philadelphia. I've recently started digging into my family history and trying to find out information about my grandparents. They were killed in 1965 by a drunk driver. This blog will chronicle the search to find out who they were, what they were like and what the world is missing out on now that they're gone.

Finding Finding Kline

When I first started this blog, I dove in so deep that I almost forgot to come back up for air. My desk was filled with scraps of paper that identified ways that might lead me to more answers to … Continue reading

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The Fate of Thomas Kaylor

I’m sorry for the delay in updates…I haven’t had much to say up until recently! Now, through my Ancestry.com account, I’ve made a huge breakthrough in several questions. I decided to do a search on one of the passengers in … Continue reading

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Thank You, Roots & Branches!

Jim Beidler, author of “Roots & Branches” and genealogy researcher, published his weekly column this morning in newspapers across Pennsylvania – and guess who’s featured! Jim was so gracious as to give me a quote last week and his column … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

I may make this its own page, but until then, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions! Who raised Jerry and Paul after their parents were killed? My dad and uncle’s legal guardians were Gerald’s parents, Bertha … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Since the discovery of Thomas Kaylor’s sentence, I’m wondering: Do you think justice was served? I’ve corresponded with Jim Beidler, genealogic researcher and author of Roots and Branches, the only syndicated genealogy column in Pennsylvania. He reveals, “For the time … Continue reading

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The Thomas Kaylor Court Documents

A few days ago I finally received the Thomas Kaylor court documents. You can view them as you’d like, but I’ve also written up a brief synopsis. Count I reads as follows: “The said defendant, THOMAS LEON KAYLOR, on or … Continue reading

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Fern Achenbach Seibert

Throughout my searches of the Lebanon Daily News, I’ve been somewhat amused by the constant appearance of Linda’s mother, Fern Seibert. From what I can tell, she spent time working at different hospitals in the housekeeping department. Unfortunately, this often … Continue reading

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The Family Plot

Back in October I took a trip to Lebanon to visit the Historical Society. Since Annville is just five minutes away, I decided to see Gerald’s childhood home and visit his and Linda’s graves. What I found was interesting. There … Continue reading

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Convicted!

Last week, I sent in for court documents relating to Thomas Kaylor’s case. I got a call a few days ago letting me know that my request had been received – and that they had found significant documents. My first … Continue reading

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Linda Seibert Kline

A few months ago, my dad showed me a picture of his mother, Linda, that he keeps in his wallet. It was pretty tattered and rough around the edges. For his birthday, I fixed up the photo and made it … Continue reading

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