Archived Queries M-R
|Looking for descendents of Felix Malone, b. 1842 in Ireland (d.1879) m. 24 Feb. 1862 in Washington, D.C. to Catherine Sarah Malone (d.1920). son was George Henry Malone, b.1869 in D.C. married to Sarah O'Donnell.|
|Trying to find out about Georgetown University's "College Cemetery" move in 1931. My gr.grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth (Marll) De Meza and gg-grandmother, Ursula Aloysius (Offutt) Marll were buried in this cemetery on the campus. All interred persons were moved to another cemetery to accomodate building of Copley Hall. Supposedly they were moved to Mt.Olivet, but Mt.Olivet shows no record of persons from Georgetown being moved there. Any info. would be appreciated.|
|Looking for info. on William H. Martin, b.abt. 1844. Daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, b. 6/8/1864, m. Frank Ernest Taylor. Children were Wade Hampton Taylor, Frank Ernest Taylor, Charles William Taylor, Harvey Lee Taylor, and Ann Victoria Schellin (Taylor), b. 1/2/1905, m. Herman Henry Schellin; Frank Ernest Taylor.|
|Joyce Kersey Karr
|Researching the Mayfield family. Thomas Mayfield b. ca 1728, England; his son John Thomas b. ca 1754, Engl.; his son Benjamin b. 1779, Engl.; and his son Benjamin Richard Mayfield b. 1826 Washington, DC. Benjamin married Susanna Wright March 2, 1823.|
|The family of William Jefferson McCord lived in Wash.DC around the 1880's and 1890's, possibly into the 1900's. There were 2 daughters and 2 sons. One daughter was an accomplished artist. This family was from the state of Nebraska. William Jefferson McCord's mother was Amanda Howell McCord and father, Michael Kerr McCord. Who did the McCords sister marry?|
|Does anyone have information about a McMahon, either father to a Joseph Dent McMahon or an uncle who owned a farm in what is now the center of Georgetown?|
|Looking for info. on William McNear and Rachel Warner, believed to be man and wife, living in DC area 1790. Alexander born in DC in 1800, Matthew in DC in 1801 and Jane McNear in Virginia in 1803 could be their children. Any help will be appreciated.|
|Bonnie McVoy Treon
|Seeking info. on the McVoys from Anacostia area of DC and surrounding Maryland counties:My gr.grandpa was Martin McVoy from Spanish West, FL who moved to MD/DC areas during the Civil War. His wife was Eliza Jane Cockran McVoy and apparently they had 4
known children: Martin Nathaniel McVoy, Ada Mcvoy Hutchins, Josephine McVoy, and Eulalia McVoy.
Eliza Jane McVoy is buried at Christ Church in Pt.Republic, Calvert Co., MD. There is another burial there for a Joseph Murphy McVoy that is listed in the MD State Archives as being buried in 1895--no other info. Martin Nathaniel McVoy #2 was my paternal grandpa. He married Margaret Julia Suite of Golden Beach, St.Mary's Co.MD. Martin McVoy #2 was born MD in 1888 and died Wash.DC 1961 and was a retired horticulturist for the US Dept.of Agriculture in DC. He lived in the Anacostia area of DC for 35 years prior to his death. His sister, Ada McVoy Hutchins, 1891-1975 lived in Calvert Co., MD and ran a small post office next to a store. His other 2 sisters: Josephine McVoy & Eulalia McVoy, I have absolutely no info. on either. I have never even known they existed until last week when a note in a Christmas card from my cousin told me their names. My grandpa, Martin McVoy only had one eye and the other was glass. Some family members think it may have been due to cataracts, but no one knows for sure. Also, in our McVoy line, there is family lore of a set of triplets somewhere in my grandpa's family. Does anyone have any knowledge of this family? The 1st Martin from Spanish Florida, fought in the Union 1st MD Cavalry, Co.A, 2nd Sgt.(Source: Broadfoots Union Roster PA/Wash DC/MD). He may have lived from 1845-1924--not sure.
|Bonnie McVoy Treon
|Seeking any and all info. on the McVoy surname. My grandpa Martin Nathaniel McVoy 1888-1961 was a retired horticulturist with the US Dept. of Agriculture in DC. Martin N. McVoy and wife Margaret Suite McVoy lived in DC. I would appreciate any info. on this family. They had 2 children both now deceased: Howard Joseph McVoy and Adah Virginia McVoy Harl. Thanks!|
|Looking for other descendants of George and Christina Meinekheim, both born 1821, Wurttenburg, Ger., emigrated to DC ca. 1850. Children: George, Jr. (1853), Margaret (1856), Ann *1859), John (1863). Family went to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Downtown.|
|Looking for any family info...on the following ancestors & descendants.
Doctor Melvin of Georgetown, Wash.DC. His wife: unknown.
He had a daughter: Virginia Melvin. She married twice....
1) James Hord, 2) unknown.
James & Virginia are my GGgrandparents. I'm also researching: DC 1880-1920's Malone, Anderson, 1860's Pumphrey, Suit, Beckett and others. See Beckett query.
|Ann Marie Palmateer
prior to 7/98
|Trying to locate information on the Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC (Civil War era), specifically, Sgt. Abraham Palmatier, 30th NY Regt.Co.K, died Sept. 14, 1862.|
|Janice M. Parker
|James F. Milstead, born 1859 DC. Had 3 brothers Edwin D., born 1860, George, born 1867, and Emmett, born 1870. James married Margurite Wilson. They had 1 child Betty Milstead, b. 1889 DC. Captain Benjamin Berkeley Gill (Army) cir. 1886 married Betty in 1906. They all lived in SE Washington. Would appreciate any info.|
|I am interested in any info. regarding the Charles Eli Mix family that lived in Georgetown from about 1837-1937. He was the Chief Clerk of the Indian Bureau and was the commissioner from time to time. His wife's name was Catherine Upperman.|
|I am looking for info. on my gr.grandfather Octavius Moulden. He moved to the District in the early 1900's from Baltimore. He remarried and had a family in DC where he may have died.|
|I am looking for info. on the Muratta or Maratta families. I understand there was a Muratta that died in Washington, DC (believe it was the maiden name). I have been told that the Muratta's came from either Corsica or the Canary Islands.|
|Looking for ancestors and descendents of George W. Murphy, b. July 1836 in Washington, DC, d. abt. 1917, bur. Congressional Cemetery and Mary King, b. May 1842 in Washington, DC, d.abt. 1930, buried Congressional Cemetery. George and Mary were married abt. 1865. Children all born in DC: Marian Estelle Murphy, (m. 3 times (1) Robert McKinley, (2) Lynn Miller, (3) James Hedderman), Kate Murphy (m. Skidmore), & Mary Jane Murphy (m. Chism). Any information will be greatly appreciated.|
|Sanford L. Steelman, Jr.
|John Myers was born in Mass. Ca 1779. He came to the Distr.of Col. In the early 1800's. His children are believed to be as follows: 1) Louisa Myers married Joseph Libbey, 2) John Henry Myers married (1) Matilda R. Houston, and (2) Martha Blain, 3) Charles Myers, 4) Catherine Smith Myers, 5) Edward Myers, and 6) William E. Myers. Thanks for your assistance.|
|Looking for parents and other ancestors of my grandmother, Janie L. Naylor, b. 1860, pb DC or outskirts (VA). Her father could have been Tim Naylor, but not certain. Her father or her uncle was the owner of Naylor's Livery Stable believed to be on E Street. It was famous in history as the livery stable where Booth or his cohorts rented get-away horses to make their escape after Lincoln's assassination. Naylor was exonerated of any blame. Her mother's family could have been Moreland of Chevy Chase, MD. Two cousins were Blanche and Maude Moreland of Chevy Chase. Janie L. Naylor married Gustave P. Strum on Feb. 15, 1881 according to DC marriage license bureau. Thanks for any information you may have.|
|Looking for info. on Elizabeth Hannah Friers Newman who lived in Charles Co., MD and Washington, DC from 1818 till her death in 1855.|
|Seeking info. on Elizabeth Hannah Newman (nee Friers)--Washington, D.C. 1818-1855.|
|I am interested in any information on Elizabeth Hannah (Friers) Newman, widow of Col. Francis Newman of Charles Co., MD. After his death in 1818 she lived mostly in DC. She owned a home at the NW corner of 9th and E St. and also owned properties between 9 and 10th and E and F. Does any of that still exist from the period 1850's? Does anyone know anything about her? She died in 1855. Are there obits from newspapers of that era? Any help appreciated.|
|Looking for info. on Robert Lee O'Brien 1st or 2nd of Wash.DC or descendents. They are descendents of Francis O'Brien of 439 RI Ave. ca 1870s and 1880s. This O'Brien family could be related to my grandfather James J. O'Brien, who according to my family history was born and lived in their area at this time. Please e-mail and we can share information.|
|Jo Dee Frasco
|I'm looking for a Julia Caroline O'Brien that married Harry Etherington. No dates at this point. Have been told that they were both born in England. Possibly came to the Washington, DC area and then maybe to Pittsburgh, PA. Details are sketchy, but I do know their daughter Sarah Anne did live in those areas. Sarah was born 1894. Thanks.|
|Looking for info. on Margaret O'Brien, b. 20 Oct. 1865 in Georgetown. I think her father was Samuel O'Brien and her mother's name was Margaret. Also seeking her maiden name; believe they married c. 1860. Margaret O'Brien m. Jeremiah P. Harrington in 1890 in St. Annes Church.Also, looking for info. on possible parentage of Maria O'Brien (see Gross query, above), b. 1802, d.?).|
|Seeking info. on James J. O'Brien, b. 1883 in Washington, DC. His sister was Elizabeth Ann O'Brien (later Tait). Not sure of fathers name. Oral history has the family living on R.I. Ave. in the late 1800s. Census and Boyds Directory shows William and Francis O'Brien living on 439 R.I. Ave. in 1883. Are they relatives? James J. O'Brien also has ties to O'Briens in Georgetown. Please e-mail, would love to share info.|
|Seeking info. on the following:
Sons of Karl & Maria Oertel: *George Frederick Julius Oertel, b.1826, wife: Louisa, children: Henry, George and 2 daughters. *The Rev.Dr.Thomas Frederick Oertel, MD, d.1875. *The Rev. Dr. Johannes Adam Oertel, 1823-1909, m. Julia Adelaide Torrey, 1827-1907, children: John Frederick, Mary Magdalena "Lena", Dr. Theodore Eugene. *Elizabeth Barnes-Oertel, abt. 1868-1900 (father Raymond F. Barnes?), wife of J.F.Oertel. *Lucy Gude Capehart-Oertel, Lucy's family-Henderson, Little Washington, Rock Mount, NC. *Cecil Rollins-Oertel [*=Rollins family started St. Paul's Epis.Church in DC], wife of Dr. Theodore E. Oertel. Would be glad to share what we have.
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|Wish to correspond with those who may have Marbury and Offley family material. Am interested in letters, documents, etc. which related to the Offley family in Georgetown, DC (ca 1838-1890). Will reimburse for xeroxes of the same and provide genealogical info. that I have. Am off the net right now--can be reached at John Offley, 109 John Tyler Ln., Williamsburg, VA 23185.|
|I'm looking for my great-grandmother and her husband. I don't know his name, but hers was Mary Ohge, born in Jan.19, 1900 and died Dec.27, 1982.|
|Am searching for ancestors of Joseph Padgett, born about 1808, married to Jane Leavitt of MD. Their daughter, Jane Violetta Padgett, was born in 1834 in Wash.DC and married Joseph Washington Arnold in DC on Apr. 20, 1852. Thanks for any assistance given.|
|PALMATIER||Anne Marie Palmateer
|Seeking information on Sgt. Abraham Palmatier, 30th NY Regt., Col.K, died Sept. 14, 1862, buried in the "Military Asylum Cemetery", Washington, DC (see general query above).|
|Debora W. Paradise-Whitt
|I am searching for info. on John Paradise who married Elizabeth Smoot 5/31/1810 in Washington, DC.|
|Looking for ancestors and descendents of Harry J. Payne, b. Aug. 18, 1889 in VA?, d. Mar. 22, 1938 in Washington, DC, buried Congressional Cemetery, m. Josephine E. Payne, Apr. 12, 1910 in Washington, DC. I have a picture of Harry Payne. Would love to find a picture of his father, Roy Payne. Also in search of the Payne Family Bible. The Bible was left to Roy's daughter Regina (Jenny) Payne who married a Kelleher. Believe it was passed from Regina to her daughter Kathleen Kelleher who married a Reilly. Any information will be greatly appreciated.|
|Looking for info. on my gr.grandfather James B. Peake and his wife Mary E. Richardson Peake. I have been told that he was in the posse that hunted John Wilkes Booth. Greatly appreciate any info.|
|Jane K. Wall
|Seeking info. on John Peake, b.ca 1788, Md, was a blacksmith on Capitol Hill around 4th & I Streets. Supposed to have married a Julia A. Stewart. Shortly before his death John Peake traveled to Baltimore, where he died 28 Jan. 1859. Known children: James W. Peake, b. 14 Feb. 1826, Md., d. 9 July 1908, Allegheny Co., PA; Charles Edward Peake, b. ca Jan. 1830, DC; George Washington Peake, b. 10 May 1839, DC, d. 15 Mar. 1902, Hampton, VA; Anne Eliza Peake, b. ca 1846 DC, m. John Gabriel Pumphrey, 21 Aug. 1862 in DC.|
|I have several queries:
1) My gg grandfather, John Young Pearson did some form of work in DC during the Civil War, but left no pension record--how can I find what it was he did, better than what I have, which is a hint that he might have worked on the railway, 'though that was not his standard form of work which was mechanic and turner.
2) I am looking for info on these siblings, most if not all who resided in the late 1800's. There parents (Samuel Walker & Elizabeth Little Pearson) were in Somerset Co., PA.: Edwin Henry Pearson, Eliza Finch Pearson, Mary Catherine Pearson, Quincy Adams Pearson, Samuel Plummer Pearson (m.Mary Catherine Williamson), Jessie Mehitable Pearson, Henry Clay Pearson, Elisabeth Mary Pearson, & George Little Pearson. I know almost nothing about this family. Samuel was a brother of my ggg grandfather, Jonathan P. Pearson. I will share what I have, which is a fair amount.
3) I am also looking for info on and descendants of Mary Ellen Cross & Nicholas Emanuel Young, m.10/24/1872, DC. Their children were: Robert Hall Young m.Frances Hempstone Appleby, Clara French Young m. Willard Davis, Hulbert Young m. Gertrude Hatfield & Ada Gillen, Fred Evans Young m. Bertha Frances Oliver, Harriet Snowden Young m. Joseph Hough & Lee Crandall. I have a fair amount of names, few dates & fewer places. Will share what I have in return for your info. I have many generations of Mary Ellen's paternal ancestry & relatives. I descend from an uncle of hers, William Cross of PA and Ohio. William m. Elizabeth Atkinson. Mary Ellen's parents were James & Harriet Stamm Cross. James worked for the Gov't. in--I think the War Dept.
|I am looking for info. on any of the individuals below:
Catherine Elizabeth Pettis b. 3/7/1898, married Clarence Henry Horn. Their son was my father Henry Clarence Horn, b. abt. 1916. Clarence's parents were reportedly: Jacob Horn--Germany and ? Kawasky--Poland. It is said that they had some kind of a business in DC, possibly Georgetown. If anyone can find any answers for me I will be in debt to you forever. Thanks.
|Looking for any information or direction to find the parents of Samuel Plummer (or Plumer) born 1800-01 and orphaned 1807-08. Taken in by Patrick Rogers who was a Washington, DC leather merchant.|
|I am researching my ancestors Samuel Boyce Pole (b.Phila.PA 1851--d.DC 1941), m.1882 Catherine Josephine Christine (b.Pittsburgh, PA 1861--d.DC 1930), and William Charles McKinney (b.Williamsport, PA 1856--d. NJ 1929), m. 1886 Annie Bernadina Bolger (b. Co. Wexford, Ireland 1858--d. DC 1929).|
|Seeking basic info. about my family surname Poore, which resided in the DC area for many years, at least before 1886 when my grandfather, Edgar Adams Poore, was born. His father was Bushrod Poore, and his mother Alice (maiden name unknown, but it may have been Barnaclo). Other family surnames connected with this branch include: Cook, Mehling, Barnaclo, and Danenhauer.|
|I am searching for info. on, or the relatives of Leamon Posey, b. Sept. 19, 1905, in Virginia, d. Mar. 1985 in Alexandria (or Engleside), VA. Leamon's SS card was issued in Washington, DC (no date given). And, Genevieve Posey (nee Gibson) b. Sept. 1, 1910 or 08, in W. Virginia, d. Jan. 1984 possibly in Florida. At some point in time Genevieve lived in Indiana, as that's where the SS card was issued (no date given). Leamon and Genevieve were living at 1717 I St., Wash. DC in 1925 when Margaret (b.Mar 30), my mother was born. The only other Leamon Posey to turn up in the SSDI was born on Feb. 22, 1926, d.Dec. 1979 in Cincinnati, (or Walnut Hills) Ohio. This Leamons's SS card was issued in Alabama before 1951. Because of the rarity of the name and the date of birth, I believe this Leamon to be the son of Leamon & Genevieve Posey and my uncle. I would appreciate any info. at all that you might have. Thank you.|
|Can anyone help me locate a copy of a deed from Washington Co.,DC dated 1819 n which Bartholomew Poston et al sells to Brashears? Perhaps recorded in some archives somewhere under Lib AW no.47 year 1819 , old page # 528, new page # 381?|
|I am trying to locate some info. on my uncle Chester M. Potter who died in DC sometime after 1955. I am looking for his death date and cemetery location. Any help appreciated.|
|Subject was in Georgetown and Washington around 1800-1830. Arthur Pritchard (grandfather) and Arthur (grandson), (carpenter) and Benjamin (son). Benjamin was in the horse business, sold gigs and harness, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Benjamin moved to Montgomery Co., MD around 1820. Arthur moved to OH around 1830 then onto Pgh.,PA after 1840.|
|I am looking for info. on the Raeder fmily of Washington, DC and MD.Lewis/Louis C. b. June 4, 1875/74 in DC or Baltimore. His mother's name was Yent. He married Frances Alberta Furbershaw in the late 1890's. Their children were Louis Francis, b.8/9/1899 and Mary Frances Beights, b.1902/03. Lewis was a conductor for the railroad and had a brother named Henry. The story is that Lewis' father and uncle came to the US from east Germany in the late 1860's or very early 1870's. They arrived in Baltimore. The brother married and had at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hyattsville. It is thought the family in Germany were toy manufacturers.|
|I am researching Ratrie and Mills ancestors of early DC and surrounding area. I need info. prior to 1800 on both lines.
Trying to prove Robert Ratrie who owned property on Square 825 was the son of William Ratrie who purchased lots in Beatty & Hawkins addition to Georgetown in 1797. William Ratrie was enumerated on US Census in Frederick, Montgomery Co., MD and DC from 1800-1810.
Mills ancestor (William Nelson Mills 1783-1852) was superintendent of Police in Alexandria for 17 years before his death. Need parents of William N. Mills and earlier lineage. His descendants were carpenters who worked for architect of the capitol on various projects. Thanks in advance for any help given.
|Seeking info. on families of William Reedy and his brother James Reedy. Parents were Samuel Reedy and wife Elizabeth. Mother and daughter, also Elizabeth, moved to California in 1880s after Samuel's death. Sons remained in DC area. Are family members still in/around DC?|
|I'm looking for info. on Dennis Regan who arrived in US in 1893 from Ireland (maybe from County Cork) and was listed in the 1900 DC census. He lived on 7th Street. His family consisted of Josephine, Anne, Dennis, etc. Also, need info. on Levi Murray who was born in Alexandria, VA in 1811 and married Catherine Phillips in DC. Later census states that his parents and her parents were born in Virginia.|
|I am trying to find any info. concerning my great grandfather Francis/John Richardson, b. 1860 in Maryland. Believed to have resided in DC in the 1880's and 1890's. Married to Mary Elizabeth Carroll. Am trying to find out the name of his father and roots in PG Co., MD. Any help is appreciated.|
|William S. Rigsby, born ca 1798 in DC/Maryland. He was a blacksmith in IL in 1840. Had 4 known children: Mary Jane, Stanislaus, Archibald, and Sophia Cath Rigsby. Stanislaw, born ca 1790 in MD and died 1850 in DC. He was a blacksmith on Virginia Ave. between 3 and 4C in 1827. He had 7 known children who married Keathley, Beechem, Thomas, Fugett, and Berry. He had one son named Archibal. Were William and Stanislaw brothers? Where is Stanislaw buried? Wife? Parents of either man? Any Rigsby info. appreciated.|
|There were 2 William Rinds listed in 1810 census, I believe ( I have only seen index). I am looking for info. on their family. A Joshua Rind born 1810 in DC married in Georgetown to a Rebecca. They later went to Texas and settled finally in Arkansas.|
|I am looking for any sound alike of Rine in MD. First names of Johannes Casper, Rudolph, William Casper or Michael. These are in the time of 1676-1815, Southern MD and Frederick Co. Thank you. (;, etc.)|
|Seeking info. on Shirley Jean Roberts born in DC. Mother's maiden name Marjorie Ellen Montgomery, passed away while giving birth to son John. Any information appreciated.|
|I'm looking for info. on St.Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. Do records still exist. Appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.|
|I am looking for any info. on Thomas Robinson, Esq.--wifes (1) Ella Root and (2) Adelaide Lippitt. children: (a) Abbie Pauline 7/2/1865-2/28/1922, m.Philip Baumes, lived in Hartwick, NY area; (b) Fannie married Dr. John Dorsey (4 children: Juliea, Thomas, Sedwick and Walter) moved to DC area; (c) Jennie moved to Ohio. All reportedly lived in Otsego Co., Hartwick area at one time. Local newspaper released dated 6/3/1875 stated that Thomas Robinson, Esquire of Washington, DC married Addie Lippitt of Cooperstown, NY on 6/1/1875.|
|John A. McCall
|Seeking info. on John Wesley Roper, Jr. He was born about 1856 in Fulton Co., KY. He was reported to be living in Wash.DC at the time of his sister's death in Memphis, TN. Her name at the time of her death was Cornelia Roper Thomas. She died 23 Feb.1940. John's name was mentioned in her obituary. Will be willing to exchange info. on Roper family.|
|Searching for information on Robert & Elizabeth Rose (1798 to 1847) of DC. Owned property in Georgetown and Navy Yard area. Had children: Dr.Benjamin F. (married Rebecca Gideon, Elizabeth Higgs, & MaryAnna Knight), Adam L. (married Mary Jane Reid), Mariah A. (married Adam Lindsay and Edwin Waterman), Elizabeth A.(married Dr.Peterson T. Richardson), and Ann E. (married John G. Young) Rose. Robert Rose may have originally been from Prince George's Co., Md. Appreciate any information.|
|Looking for info. about g-grandfather George W. Rossignol, Sr. and Aunt Augusta Binnex who lived in DC in the 1920's. Any info. will be appreciated. Thank you.|
|I'm searching for any info. on Jeremiah Rowe, b. 1820, m. Matilda Wallace of PA, d.1885 in IL. I'm especially interested in parents, siblings. Thanks.|
|I am looking for info. on the marriage of Louis Wesley Ruble to Bertie May Boarman. The marriage was between 1895 and 1913. These are my grandparents and lived in DC at 1691 32th St.(?). Whatever info. that can be provided will be helpful.|
|RUDDLESDEN||Jeanne Wince Stone
|Maurice Ruddlesden was living in DC in 1900 census. Still living in DC in 1905 City Directory. Would like to iknow if he died in DC area and where he is buried. Thanks.|
|Looking for anyone related or knowing of the John and Eliza Rumrey Lester family. John came from Kent Co., England about 1840. He married Eliza in 1843. They lived in DC in 1850 and 1860. It is believed that John was a gardener. From there they went to Cape May, NJ. In 1868 he took his family to Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas. Would love to hear from anyone knowing of this family. Thanks.|
|Dayle Durrer Dooley
|Continuing research on Alexander Rutherford, born Ireland; died Wash.DC 1872. He was a stonemason, constructing many stones at Congressional Cemetery--signed" by him. In Union Army, Rutherford's Rifles. Married Mary Josephine Atridge.|
|I am searching for information on William and Mary Ryan. In the 1880 census they lived at 2309 H Street NW. They were born in Ireland about 1840. They had 8 children all born in DC--Julia, Patrick, Margaret, William, John, Cornelius, Mary, and Joseph. Any links, please contact James Ryan.|