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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 7, February 13, 2011, Article 10

QUERY: WHO SAID STEPHEN NAGY WAS JOHN HASELTINE'S SON-IN-LAW?

Pete Smith writes:

In my book American Numismatic Biographies, I wrote that Stephen K. Nagy was the son-in-law of John Haseltine. I now believe this was an error.

John Haseltine married Rose A. Idler, the daughter of William Idler. They had one daughter, Marion, who married Thomas T. Richards.

Stephen K Nagy married Gertrude Devere, the daughter of Joseph and Minerva Devere. The photograph shows that Nagy has gone to his eternal rest between his wife and his mother-in-law. The cemetery is Egg Harbor City Cemetery in New Jersey.

My query: What was the original source for the statement that Nagy was son-in-law of Haseltine? Did this offer any specifics like the name of Haseltine’s daughter and Nagy’s wife?

Stephen Nagy gravestone

Pete provided the above image of Nagy's headstone. I've always taken this statement at face value since I'd seen it in several places in numismatic literature. Good question - where did this statement first appear? Is there another explanation (like remarriage?) -Editor

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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