Danenhower family papers
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The Danenhower family at one time operated a mill on Pennypack Creek and were long-time residents of the Abington area in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Eva C. Danenhower was born in 1888 to Howard J. and Anna M. Danenhomer. She married William C. Davis. The couple, who lived in Lower Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, had two sons: H. Sheldon, a minister based in Gulfport, Mississippi; and Evan B., based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This collection consists of the family papers of Eva C. (Danenhower) Davis. Her diaries, 1967-1973, record her daily activities while living in Gulfport, Mississippi, and in Philadelphia. Davis frequently mentions her sons Sheldon, a minister with whom it seems she lived in Gulfport, and Evan, with whom it seems she lived in Philadelphia. Other family records include two autograph albums. One, 1866-1868 is of John Howard Danenhower, mostly while at the E[?] Normal Institute; and the other, 1880-1883, of Anna Mae (May) Banes, later the wife of J. Howard Dannenhower. There is a Caroline E. Danenhower scrapbook with miscellaneous clippings including obituaries for the Banes and Lester families.
Gift of Alison Hudson, 2009.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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