Posts belonging to Category death

Rachel Parker and Joseph Miller

On May 20th, 2012 the West Nottingham Township, PA Historical Commission will be holding a ceremony honoring Rachel Parker and Joseph Miller. In 1851, Rachel Parker, a 16 year old, free black woman was kidnapped from the home of Joseph Miller, a farmer in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As Parker was being taken to Baltimore by […]

Walter Curtis, RIP

Yesterday afternoon I attended a memorial service for a 21 year old who had decided that life had lost it’s meaning. With tears flowing and bodies racked by pain, his parents stood side by side with Walter’s brothers and sister as hundreds of mourners came to share their grief and memories. Walter’s pain may have […]