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Centre County, Pennsylvania

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  • Francis Leo Redding (1919 - 1989)
  • James Thomas McKee, Sr. (1837-1914) (1837 - 1914)
    History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 3, by Luther Reily Kelker, Lewis Publishing Company, 1907. EDWARD C. McKEE, a master plumber and well known business man of Harrisburg, Dauphin county, Pe...
  • Paul E. Shope (1920 - 1996)
    Father: Gilbert J. SHOPE b: MAY 1891 Mother: Maude Ellen HEVERLY b: 29 NOV 1891 Marriage Betty Louise ILGEN on 28 AUG 1946 in Frederick, Frederick County, MD FC3, USN, WWII
  • Betty Louise Shope (1922 - 2006)
    Betty Ilgen Shope April 18, 1922 -April 12, 2006 Betty Louise Ilgen Shope, 83, of Bellefonte, formerly of Howard, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. She was born April 18, 19...
  • Barbara Willaman (1796 - d.)
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The lands of the future Centre County were first recorded by James Potter in 1764. Potter, having reached the top of Nittany Mountain, and "....seeing the prairies and noble forest beneath him, cried out to his attendant, 'By heavens, Thompson, I have discovered an empire!'" After the American Revolutionary War, Centre County was created on February 13, 1800, from parts of Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, and Northumberland counties; it was named for its central location in the state.

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