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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.

Annville-Cleona High School Junior

Through Classmates.com yearbook archive I found this photo of Gerald in his junior year. That’s the last year he attended public high school. I still haven’t had any luck finding pictures of Linda. I’m not sure that she finished high … Continue reading

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Dead Ends

Last week I called up the Kings County Superior Court to see if I could get my hands on some records on the Thomas Kaylor case. I’m still curious to know whether or not he was convicted. Oddly enough, they … Continue reading

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Leads: 10/22/10

I’m currently following a few leads. I sent a letter off to Phillip Maroot, the district attorney who prosecuted Thomas Kaylor. I know he’s probably a busy guy but hey, it’s worth a try! I’ve been in touch with the … Continue reading

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Navy Buddies

After further digging on Ancestry.com, I found this July, 1960 blurb in the Lebanon Daily News. It is accompanied by a picture of Gerald I’ve never seen before. Unfortunately, it’s very blurry and smudged. I’ve contacted the Lebanon Daily News … Continue reading

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Petty Officer Third Class Kline, USN

I asked around and found that TogetherWeServed.com was probably my best bet for finding Navy buddies of Gerald. As of then, I had no information on his unit, rank, etc. Once I created a memorial page for Gerald, I started … Continue reading

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Driver Faces Four Counts of Manslaughter

Let’s just say, Ancestry.com is AWESOME. Through their newspaper archive, I was able to search for articles about Thomas Kaylor. I searched in the Fresno area and found this little gem from January, 1966. This was just about 2 months … Continue reading

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Hershey Park Happy

In 1888, my great-great-great grandfather, Daniel Light Kline opened Valley Glen Park. This popular park and boating area in Palmyra, Pennsylvania attracted hundreds of people each summer with its water slides and other attractions. It was at Valley Glen Park where … Continue reading

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We’re On A Boat

In 1715, Johann George Klein was born to Jacob and Maria Klein in South Germany. At the age of 23, George sailed to America on the ship Glasgow with 348 other passengers. Unbeknownst to him, this passenger list included his future wife, Dorothy Rebman. … Continue reading

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Two Crashes In Kings Kill Man, Three in Family

By finding the death certificates of Gerald, Linda and Theresa, I was able to find out the town they died in. The accident occured in Kings County, California. Through Ancestry.com’s newspaper archives, I found several small articles about the accident … Continue reading

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Former County Couple, Daughter, Killed in Crash

This is one of the first articles I found from Ancestry.com about Gerald and Linda. It was on the front page of the Lebanon Daily News two days after the accident. From it, I learned how my uncle and dad … Continue reading

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