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From: Dora Smith <>
Subject: [PHILLY-ROOTS-L] DUNSAFE, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, New Jersey
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 18:57:39 -0700 (PDT)
Today I learned alot about Nellie Moore Dunsafe.
She and her husband, George S. Dunsafe, are
buried at Arlington Cemetery, Landoune Section,
Lot #68, graves 2 and 3, I think.
Nellie was buried 7/9/1965, and George was buried
2/12/1958, according to the cemetery records.
They had little else. Now that chart prepared
for the Dehart estate showed Nellie died 1969.
They also had the Dunsafes' address; 459
IRvington Rd, Drexel Park. Drexel Park is a
particularly nice section of Drexel Hill, which
is a fairly elite section of town to begin with.
Someone sent me a picture of their house from a
book, and everyone is telling me it is located
near Arlington Cemetery. They lived there by
The funeral home was Spence T. Videon and
company. I called them, and got a wealth of
information. They had death certificates and
death announcements from the paper, as well as
their own records.
Nellie DUnsafe died at home 7/4/65, of pulmonary
edema (fluid in the lungs). Probably this was
caused by congestive heart failure. She had
lived in West Philadelphia, which we know, that
is where 5222 Webster Ave is, and she had lived
in Drexel Hill for more than 30 years. She was
born on 1/12/1886; in READING. I'm not sure if
Reading came from the death certificate or from
the newpaper article, which said that her husband
also was born in REading, while his death cert
says he was born in New Jersey. The funeral was
officated by Dr. Thomas Buttimer, of Broad St
Methodist Church, in Philadelphia. There were no
immediate survivors; Willard was next of kin and
there was also a nephew in New Jersey (Dunsafe).
George Dunsafe was an accountant, with Ford and
Kendig, which was a plumbing supplier, located at
15th and Callow Hill, in Philadelphia. Don't
know how that made him able to afford to live in
Drexel Park. Unless he tipped the minister $2
provides us with a clue. Atleast, that's what
the guy at the funeral home SAID; but he died
before Nellie died! He died at home 2/9/1958, of
a heart attack. He was born Cedarville, NJ, (or
REading) and was 73 years old. He attended the
University of Wharton School, part of the
University of Pennsylvania, in 1917, and attended
Temple, which could be a college or a religious
institution. He had no church membership. The
same minister officiated at his funeral as at
George DUNSAFE was the son of Charles Dunsafe,
and Caroline Shippard, and he had a sister, Mrs.
Louis or Lewis Diamont, from Cedarview New Jersey
where he was born if not in Reading, and a
nephew, Ellis S. Diament, who lived in Woodbury
New Jersey at 586 CArter Ave.
The only thing I did find at all genealogical
about Dunsafe on the web was at Ancestry.com, a
reference to census records on DUNSAFE to 1880 or
something in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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