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Jeremiah Mark Carvell, Ph.D.

During the 1861/62 school year Jeremiah Mark Carvell attended the Millerstown academy, and after the Civil War continued his education in Markleysville. He completed his post graduate work at Wooster College for a Ph.D. in 1887. Being interested in education his entire life, he was one of the incorporators of Findlay College and a trustee for several terms. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as a Private on August 6, 1862 in Captain A.B. Demaree's Company I, 133rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out by reason of expiration of term of service a year later. He later re-enlisted August 31, 1864 as a Private in Co. A, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was honorably discharged on May 29, 1865.

Rev. Carvell spent his final days in Shippensburg in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, John and Rosa Hamilton. He died on September 1, 1894. His death is attributed to cancer of the rectum according to his pension file from the Veterans Administration. They attributed it to a gunshot wound he received while in the service. Accroding to another letter in his file, he was in so much pain at the end of his life that he never left the bedroom at his son-in-law's home. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

For more information on his life, please access the following webpage:

(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lindas/JMCarvell.html)

Information and photographs submitted by Jeremiah Mark Carvell's great-great-granddaughter, Linda Stienstra.


Jeremiah Mark Carvell
(While Pastor 1881 - 1885, First Church of God in Shippensburg)


Jeremiah Mark Carvell
(Later years)

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