I'm searching for any information on my great-great grandfather, Oliver Franklin "Frank" Casey.Beyond a very few documents, this man doesn't seem to have ever existed (lending credence to my theory that I was really hatched, not born ...).
O. Frank Casey, as his tombstone says, was born in 1856, presumably in Pennsylvania, and died 9th November 1923.He was married to Rebecca Deckman (b. 8 November 1858, d. April 1919).They had several children, including my great-grandmother, Amanda Deckman Casey.
I know that many decades ago, the Cumberland County Courthouse, where all records were kept, burnt down.My grandmother's birth certificate was among them, which always made things so difficult when it came to producing identification.Presumably, records concerning Oliver and Rebecca were amongst those items destroyed, but I'm hoping that isn't the case entirely.
I can provide only scant further information about Rebecca Deckman, if that helps.Her parents were John Deckman (1830-1914) and Rebecca Wilson (1827-1892).I know, too, that my great-grandmother Amanda lived in Lisburn, PA, which, for a time, was part of York Co., though it is now in Cumberland.