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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1845 on: May 21, 2012, 07:38:13 AM »

Who was Skeggy?
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« Reply #1846 on: May 21, 2012, 08:58:38 AM »

Wasn't he on  "Laverne and Shirley"?
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« Reply #1847 on: May 21, 2012, 10:22:28 AM »

Perhaps as an old man (must have aged well), but I am asking what he was doing in 1865.
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« Reply #1848 on: May 21, 2012, 10:32:39 AM »

Roger,
I've seen that name somewhere.  Huh  Was he an employee of Ford's Theater, who helped prepare the box for the president?
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« Reply #1849 on: May 21, 2012, 11:07:05 AM »

You are correct Joe. I only know this because I did extensive research on the flags of Fords Theater when I was a docent at the Pike County Historical Society in Milford, PA. In the trial testimony, Joseph Burroughs and Spangler were taking the partition out of the box while Harry Ford was hanging flags. Burroughs testified that a person named Skeggy worked as a stagehand.
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« Reply #1850 on: May 21, 2012, 11:10:02 AM »

Joe, you got it. Many kudos, as I thought this was one of the harder ones I've ever asked. Indeed he was an employee of Ford's Theatre.

From Poore, this is a part of Peanut John's testimony:

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Q.   When the play was going on, who was there on that side to shove the scenes, except Spangler? Anybody?

A.   I think his name was Simmons.

Q.   Who are the men that worked on the other side?

A.   One of them is Skeggy; another is Jake; and I do not know the other fellow’s name.

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This is the only reference to Skeggy that I think I have seen.

Rich, I think we were typing at the same time. I now see you got it, too.  Kudos to you, too.
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« Reply #1851 on: May 21, 2012, 11:31:31 AM »

Thanks Roger. Those stagehands were an elusive bunch, I guess a lot like carnival carnies. Hey Rube !
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« Reply #1852 on: May 21, 2012, 11:49:54 AM »

Thanks Roger and Rich.  Lucky call.   Grin   
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1853 on: May 22, 2012, 04:42:51 AM »

This is a picture of whom?

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« Reply #1854 on: May 22, 2012, 07:34:33 AM »

Correct, Laurie.
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1855 on: May 25, 2012, 03:35:05 AM »

Who is this fellow?

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« Reply #1856 on: May 25, 2012, 04:37:20 AM »

Ferguson?
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1857 on: May 25, 2012, 04:46:14 AM »

Very good, Rich. That's him (the actor, not the Greenback owner).
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #1858 on: May 26, 2012, 02:18:58 PM »

Finis David Homer Bates.
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Dave Taylor
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« Reply #1859 on: May 26, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »

Who is this?

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