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Sunday, July 30, 2017


Dec 25, 1901
Central Studio Manila

UPDATE - Percy Bartholowe has been claimed by U.S. Marine Corps historian and this photo has been sent to him for safekeeping.

Inscription on back: "From Percy E. Bartholowe to his sister Mary M. Hedding"

This photo was located at the Albany Antique Mall, in Albany NY.

Percy Enfield Bartholow was born 16 Dec 1881, Bedford County, PA to parents William Bartholow (1841-1895) and Rebecca Mills (1841-1915).

Percy was the youngest of 7 siblings. The others were:
Lavinia (1862-_)
Mary M. (1865-1938) married Thomas Martin Hedding.
Albert (1867-_)
Frederick O. (1868-1948) married Emma Wilhide.
Florence M. (1873-1940) married John Shaw.
George W. (1874-1936) married Mary Kuhns.

11 October 1899 enlisted in Marines. Served in Naval Stations in the US, Philippines, China and Panama Canal Zone. In 1901 he stationed at Rosario, south of Manila, Philippines. Nov 20, 1903 he was advanced to the rank of Corporal. Jan 13 1904, he was advanced to the rank of Sargent. He was honorably discharged Oct 13, 1904 at Annapolis MD.

Percy married to Ola E. Morris Nov 29, 1905.  (See clipping at right. Click for larger image.)

Feb 26, 1907, the Washington DC Evening Star newspaper, under the heading "Births Reported" states that Percy E. and Ola E. Bartholowe had a daughter born Feb 21, 1907. I notice that the daughter does not appear in the 1910 Census.

1910 Census, Washington D.C.
BARTHOLOWE, Percy E., head, 28, born in Penn of Penn parents, helper in Navy Yard
BARTHOLOWE, Ola E., wife, 23, Maryland of Delaware parents, children born 1, children living 0

That marriage ended sometime after the 1910 census. I found a couple of newspaper items in 1922 mentioning real estate purchased by Ola Bartholowe, with no mention of Percy.

Percy married to Alta Gamage, 2 Jun 1924. I have not been able to find evidence of any offspring from this marriage.

Sister Mary Bartholow-Hedding (born Jan 21, 1865) died Dec 14, 1938 in Pittsburgh PA.

Died April 4, 1949, in Florida? but is buried in Waynesboro PA. Green Hill Cemetery.

Another photo of him can  be seen on his Findagrave memorial.

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