Author Archives: formerkline

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.

Thomas Leon Kaylor (1942-1969)

Thomas Kaylor is dead. After extensively searching on Ancestry.com, I was able to find a marriage index that listed a Thomas L. Kaylor as marrying a woman named Rosalie in 1962. Once I added that to his profile, more records … Continue reading

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Classmates

I was recently contacted by some classmates of Gerald who lived in his neighborhood. They remembered him as a quiet kid who went to school and then headed straight home to help out around the house. One classmate from the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Thomas Kaylor

Thomas Kaylor was married. I found this through a search on Ancestry.com. I don’t feel it would be right to put her name on here. But I do want to talk to her. I’d like to know her point of … Continue reading

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You can now follow Finding Kline on Twitter! Be the first to hear about leads and answered questions, plus receive updates on new posts! Just look for @findingkline on Twitter, today!

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John Kline the Martyr

I was recently contacted by a cousin of mine who is in the middle of a school project about Civil War ancestors. She asked if I had come across any in our family tree. I hadn’t, but it got me … Continue reading

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Meeting Aunt Emma

I apologize for the long hiatus! But I promise I have the goods to make up for it. Back in October, I recieved a message from a “long-lost” relative of mine who told me Gerald was her uncle. This led … Continue reading

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Hiatus Over!

After a small hiatus for the holiday season, Finding Kline will be returning next week! Stay tuned for more breakthroughs and findings! :)

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127 Church Street

While I was in town visiting the Lebanon County¬†Historical Society, I stopped by Gerald’s home. This is where his mother and father raised their 11 children; and where my father spent summers and holidays after the accident.

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Long Lost Relatives

About three weeks ago I submitted a letter to the editor of the Lebanon Daily News asking their readers if they could contact me with any info about Gerald and Linda. I never heard anything back from them. Imagine my … Continue reading

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Great Lakes RTC

This past Saturday, I made an impromptu trip to the Lebanon County Historical Society. I looked through the microfilms to find a photo of Gerald that was taken during his Recruit Training at the Great Lakes Recruit Training Center in … Continue reading

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