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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Franklin Meginness

16 Jul. 1827 — 11 Nov. 1899

 
 
John Franklin Meginness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2022
1. John Franklin Meginness Marker
Inscription.  
To the lasting memory of
John Franklin Meginness
16 Jul. 1827 — 11 Nov. 1899
Journalist — Author
He labored for posterity

Lycoming County Historian
Veteran Mexican & Civil Wars

 
Erected 1999 by Lycoming Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; and City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1827.
 
Location. 41° 14.388′ N, 77° 1.191′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Memorial is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Maynard Street, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, just inside the fence, directly in front of the Taber Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 858 West 4th Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Way's Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing (about 400 feet away); Votes for Women (about 500 feet away); Covenant Central Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Herdic House-Park Hotel (about 600 feet away); Remembrance Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Entrance (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Franklin Meginness.
John F. Meginness served as a private in the 5th Infantry Regiment during the U.S. – Mexico War. He was part of the reinforcements sent to General Scott in Mexico during the summer of 1847. Meginness kept a journal during his time in Mexico. This journal, part of Special Collections at the University of Texas – Arlington, provides a common soldier’s view of daily life during the occupation of Mexico City. Following the war, Meginness became a successful newspaper editor, journalist, and local historian. During the Civil War Meginness served as a clerk for the assistant quartermaster in Alexandria, Virginia, eventually becoming chief clerk in the bureau of transportation.
(Submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
John Franklin Meginness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2022
2. John Franklin Meginness Marker
 

2. John Franklin Meginness (Find a Grave).
One of the best-known literary men in Pennsylvania, the people of the West Branch valley owe him a lasting debt of gratitude for having rescued from oblivion the principal historical incidents relating to their locality, and placing them in permanent form to be handed down from generation to generation. Meginness established himself as an authority on Pennsylvania history, publishing more than twenty works on local history and genealogy.
(Submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
John Franklin Meginness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2022
3. John Franklin Meginness Marker
(looking north from West 4th Street • Tabor Museum in background)
John Franklin Meginness Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2022
4. John Franklin Meginness Gravestone
(located in Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania)
John F. Meginness,
Born July 16, 1827,
Died Nov. 11, 1899.
Journalist — Historian.
He labored for posterity.
———
His Wife
Martha Jane King,
Born Aug. 25, 1829,
Died Feb. 13, 1923.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on May 19, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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