Armstrong County Obituaries

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Adams, Edgar Moore
Adams, Miss Iva May
Allott, Mrs. Martha
Alter, William P.
Artman, Evelyn M.
Aul, Mrs. Clorinda M.
Aul, McCurdy C.
Barnhart, John R.
Barnhart, Mrs. Nancy Ellen
Barnhart, Mrs. Sydney Campbell
Beale, Addison H.
Beckett, Clyde H.
Beckett, Elsie E. Fulkman
Bell, Eugenie Grimm
Bish, Peter
Bishop, Edna A. Grimm
Blose, Miss Emma C.
Boarts, Rev. Preston Irwin
Booher, Mrs. F. B.
Bosworth, Benjamin F.
Bowser, Anna G. Moore
Bowser, Christian Yerty
Bowser, Nannie Hays  new item
Burford, John W.
Campbell, Levi M.
Campbell, Mrs. Lavina
Cerutti, Frank
Cerutti, Mary
Cervenak, Margaret E.
Clark, Mrs. John S.  new item
Claypool, Edna E.
Cochran, Charles G.
Cochran, James Marion
Colwell, Frank T.
Colwell, Mrs. Elizabeth
Courson, Mrs. Marlowe  new item
Cox, John  E.
Cox, Sarah
Crawford, James Fulton  new item
Crawford, Mrs. Martha Burford new item
Crawford, Robert C.
Cupp, Estellanew item
Davis, Mrs. Eliza  new item
Dentzel, Edward K.
Devers, Gertrude Olive
Devine, Mrs. Barbara  new item
Donawitz, Mrs. Anthony
Doutt, J. T.
Doverspike, Anthony David
Doverspike, Isaac D.
Doverspike, Pearl
Duff, Anna
Duff,  Charles B.
Duff,  Clara McCue
Duff,  Dennis 
Duff,  Dennis Leo
Duff,  Elizabeth Malcenia
Duff,  Frank [1925]
Duff,  Frank [1958]
Duff,  John A.
Duff,  J. William
Duff, Margaret Kamer
Duff, Rebecca J. Boyle
Dunbar, James A., Jr.
Dunmire, Alice M.
Ealey, Mrs. Charles

Adams, Edgar Moore

Edgar Moore Adams, 79, died in Butler Wednesday evening, April 16, 1947, at 7:15 o'clock, following a long time illness. Mr. Adams was a former resident of Kittanning, conducting a dairy here for a number of years.  Mr. Adams was a native of the Adams Cross Roads section in Sugarcreek Township, and was the son of the late John and Margaret (Moore) Adams.  He was a ruling elder in the Second Presbyterian church of Butler. During his residence here he served as an elder in the First Presbyterian church.  Surviving are a son, Boyd W. Adams, and a daughter, Mrs. Jean Lewis, both of Butler; three grandchildren and one great grandson.

Funeral services will be held in the Thompson funeral home in Butler, where friends are being received, Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in the St. Paul's (White) cemetery in Sugarcreek Township.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000


Adams, Miss Iva May

Miss Iva May Adams of East Brady RD 1, died Thursday, May 27, 1948 at 1 p.m. in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was aged 48 years, 10 months and one day, having been born on July 26, 1899, in Sugar Creek Township, a daughter of Mrs. Margaret (Steele) Adams and the late George Adams.

She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in East Brady.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters and a brother; Miss Ruth Adams of East Brady RD 1, Mrs. Gladys Colwell of Highland, Ind., and Paul Adams of East Brady RD 1.

Funeral services will be held in the late home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Henry Sumner will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran cemetery.  The Stewart funeral home, East Brady, is in charge of the arrangements.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000


Allott, Mrs. Martha

MRS. MARTHA ALLOTT, aged 75, died at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Harry RUMBAUGH, Kittanning, Sunday morning, March 17, 1929, following an extended illness.
She is survived by the following children: Mrs. John RODGERS, East Brady; Mrs. E. V. SNYDER, East Brady Road; Mrs. Herbert HEASLEY, Massillon, O., Miss Winifred ALLOTT, Dayton, Pa.; William ALLOTT, Cowansville and Mrs Harry RUMBAUGH, Kittanning. Also 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the RUMBAUGH home Tuesday afternoon. Interment in family burial plot Brady's Bend.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 13 Feb 2003


Alter, William P.

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Artman, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Artman, 79, of North Apollo, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born April 30, 1928, in Apollo, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Grimm) Moore.
A homemaker, she lived in North Apollo most of her life.
Mrs. Artman enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Kenneth, Richard, and Leroy Moore; and a sister, Dorothy Zinchini.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn A. Artman, Sr.; her children, Glenn A. Artman, Jr., of Ford City, Susan L. Boratko of Freeport, and Edward P. (Debra) Artman of North Apollo; five grandchildren, Ronna (Jason) Stewart of Cranberry Township, Jeffrey Boratko of Freeport, Stacy (Christopher) Lauffer of Greensburg, and Amanda and Samantha Artman, both of North Apollo; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Ashley Stewart of Cranberry Township; and a sister, Sarah "Sally" (Paul) Ferguson of Apollo.

Transcribed & Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Aul, Mrs. Clorinda M. 

Mrs. Clorinda Mae AUL, widow of the late McCurdy C. AUL who preceded her in death three years ago, died at her home at Kaylor Sunday evening, April 20, 1941 at 9 o'clock, following a lingering illness. She was a resident of Kaylor for 20 years.
Mrs. AUL was born in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy (LEWIS) NEAL.
She was a member of Chicora Methodist church and New Castle Chapter of the Wimodauses Club.
Her only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in her late home Wednesday, April 23, at 1 PM, by her Pastor, Rev. F. H. FRAMPTON, assisted by Rev. H. T. CHISOLM of East Brady Presbyterian church.
Interment will be made in Oak Park cemetery, New Castle.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 16 Feb 2003


Aul, McCurdy C.

MCCURDY C. AUL, aged 68 years, 6 months, and 26 days, of Kaylor, Pa., formerly of Punxsutawney and New Castle, died Saturday, May 14,1938, at 5:30 PM in the Armstrong County Hospital, Kittanning. Mr. AUL was a retired trainmaster, having completed 58 years of service on October 31, 1937.
He was born October 18, 1869, at Georgeville, PA., Indiana County, son of Casper and Catherine MCHENRY AUL.
He is survived by his wife, Mae MEAL AUL, and three brothers: Mack Aul, Smichsburg; Danks AUL, Marion Center, and Laney AUL, Trade City. He was preceded in death by one son, Dale, in January, 1923, and two brothers, who also were former residents of Punxsutawney and New Castle.
Mr. AUL was a member of the Chicora M. E. church and taught the Men's Bible class of that church for several years. He was a layman for this district and a steward and trustee for several years. He was very active in church organization work for many years. Mr. AUL was also a member of numerous fraternal organizations.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 17, at 2 pm EST, in the Kaylor M. E. church by the pastor, Rev. F. H. Frampton.
Interment will be made in Oak Park cemetery, New Castle.
Reply

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 07 Mar 2003


Barnhart, John R.
John R. Barnhart, one of Armstrong county's most widely known and highly respected citizens, died suddenly with a heart attack Monday morning, June 17, 1935, at Russell City, Elk county, where he had gone for a short visit.
Mr Barnhart left Worthington Saturday evening and drove to Russell City, stopping at the home of Floyd Slocum as his custom had been for the past 24 years to make a visit to fish for a few days. Sunday he attended Sunday school at a church of the community and when called upon, he taught one of the classes in the school and led in prayer. He spent the remainder of the day at the home of his friends and retired in apparent good health. He arose Monday morning and complained of not feeling well and asked for a cup of coffee. He then went back to his room and when a member of the household went to his room to inquire as to his condition, it was found that Mr Barnhart had passed away. A physician and the coroner were summoned who pronounced the cause of death as a blood clot in the heart.

John Barnhart was a son of the late Mr and Mrs William Barnhart and was born in Sugarcreek township, Armstrong county on February 25, 1869. From early youth until after the advent of the automobile, Mr Barnhart was a blacksmith, conducting a shop at Craigsville for a great many years, later removing to Worthington. Eventually as the needs of the motoring public came to the front, Mr Barnhart's blacksmith shop became an automobile repair shop and he was recognized as one of the best repairmen in the county, enjoying patronage not only from the surrounding community but from more distant points as well.
Mr Barnhart took a keen interest in church affairs and frequently taught in the Sunday school being a Bible student of more than usual ability. He also frequently served as a church officer. Mr Barnhart at the time of his death was Justice of the Peace of Worthington Borough, which office he has held for 27 years. He was also president of the school board.
Mr. Barnhart is survived by his wife (Sydney Campbell Barnhart*) and three daughters, Mrs. E A Pihl of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. R. L. Klugh of Worthington; and Annabel Barnhart of Brackenridge, Pa; two brothers, Delbert, of Freeport, and D. W. of Butler; and twelve grandchildren
He was a member of the Worthington United Presbyterian church, the IOOF of Craigsville and the Royal Arcanum.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. C. Schaub, assisted by other pastors, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Eastern Standard Time in the Worthington Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in the family plot in the adjoining cemetary.
*I have added his wife's name, it was not included in the copy of the obit which I have. I will also post her obit.
Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000

JOHN R. BARNHART'S FUNERAL
The auditorium and the Sunday school room of the Presbyterian church of Worthington were filled to capacity and many were obliged to remain outside for the funeral services of John R. BARNHART, well-known citizen of Worthington, which were held on Thursday afternoon. Mr. BARNHART died suddenly Monday morning while visiting with friends at Russell City, Elk county.
Rev. Francis B. Marks read the Scripture, and prayer was offered by Rev. Robert Bevington. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. R. C. Schaub, pastor of the Worthington United Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a member.
During the services the choir sang "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me".
Burial was made in the family plot in the Worthington Presbyterian cemetery. Pallbearers ware A. B. MCMILLEN, J. W. MINTEER, W. J. JONES, O. T. GAISER, H. S. FAIR, and C. G. SNODGRASS.
On Wednesday evening the I. O. O. F. conducted services at the home.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 2003


Barnhart, Mrs. Nancy Ellen

MRS. NANCY ELLEN BARNHART
Mrs. Nancy Ellen BARNHART, aged 73, wife of Joseph BARNHART, died at her home in Kaylor Monday, Jan. 10, following a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, ten children, James H. BARNHART, Mrs. Eva KENNEDY, Mrs. J. H. SCANLON, and Mrs. Howard VENSEL of Butler; Mrs. P. E. REISINGER of Cochranton; Mrs. T. G. BARNES of Hilliard, H. J. BARNHART of Petrolia, W. H. BARNHART of Kaylor, Mrs. Mollie EISENHUTH and Lula BARNHART at home; twenty-two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret HILES of Oak Ridge and Mrs. Kate YOCKEY of Kaylor, and one brother, Charles McELROY of Kaylor.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 04 Mar 2003


Barnhart, Mrs. Sydney Campbell
Mrs. Sydney Campbell Barnhart, widow of John Barnhart, died Friday morning, December 25, 1942, at 12:45 o'clock in the home of her niece, Mrs George Lynch in Queenstown, following a lingering illness.
She was born in Butler county on August 2, 1862, the daughter of the late Amos and Anna Helper (misspelled Hepler) Campbell. For the past seven years, she had resided in Queenstown, and previous to that she lived for a number of years in Worthington.
She was a member of the Worthington United Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by four neices and five nephews.  Friends will be received in the Stewart Funeral Home in East Brady, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. I. K. Dietsche, pastor of the Reformed Church at Bradys Bend.  Burial will be made in the Presbyterian cemetery in Worthington

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000


Beale, Addison H.

The Apollo Sentinel, Apollo, PA -- Apollo, PA, Friday, October 31, 1930
Well Known Steel Man Dies Suddenly -- Addison H. Beale Dies Suddenly at Home of Son in Chicago; Was Well Known Here
Addison H. Beale, of Pittsburgh, President of the A. M. Byers Steel Company, and well known to the people of this vicinity, died suddenly in Chicago Tuesday, October 28, 1930 at 1:30 P.M. He became ill while in the office of H. A. Brassert and company, Engineers for his firm, and was taken to the home of his son, Warren Beale, where he died a short time later.
Mr. Beale had been a prominent figure in the steel trade. He was president of the A. M. Byers Company for five years, and previously had been associated with the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company, Eastern Steel Company, Lebanon Iron Company and the Steel and Tube Company of America.
At the time of his death he was also president of the Pennsylvania Industries Company, and was on the Boards of Directors of the Pittsburgh United Corporation and the Sharon Steel Hoop Company.
He was a member of the Duquesne Club, Oakmont Country Club and the Pittsburgh Field Club.
He is survived by his widow, his two sons, Warren and Joseph Beale, and one daughter, Mrs. John D. Shaner.
Mr. Beale was born in Leechburg, the son of the late Major Joseph Beale. His father was a coal operator and sheet iron man, and was a member of Congress for one term.
"Bert" as Mr. Beale was known to his friends, began his career in Apollo under George G. McMurtry, then head of the Apollo Iron and Steel Company.
When Vandergrift was started, Mr. Beale became district manager of the Vandergrift Plant and held that position for ten or twelve years. For a while he was in Pottsvulle, where he was in charge of a works owned principally by Harry Payne Whitney, noted sportsman who died recently.
Mr. Beale's rise to eminence in the iron and steel industry was swift. Leaving Pottsvulle, he became president of the Steel and Tube Company of America, with headquarters in Chicago. Later he went to Pittsburgh as president of the A. M. Byers company, which recently opened a new plant at Ambridge, where a new process of puddling iron was put in operation.
His wife is the former Effie Jack, of Apollo, daughter of the late Daniel Jack, and a sister of Howard Jack of this place.
Funeral services will be held at his residence, 4947 Wallingford street, this, Friday, afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment private.

Transcribed & Submitted by Denise Murphy 19 Jan 2002


Beckett, Clyde H.

Leader Times Newspaper, Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Monday, January 30, 2006
Clyde H. Beckett
South Buffalo Township
 
  Clyde H. Beckett, 90 of Boggsville, South Buffalo Township, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, Harrison in the company of family members.
  He was born in Boggsville May 1, 1915, to John M. and Emma J. (Baker) Beckett.
  He owned and operated the Beckett Deer Farm most of his life. He also worked for PennDOT and for South Buffalo Township road department. He retired from the South Buffalo road crew in 1980.
  Mr. Beckett was a member of the Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church, Freeport.
  He was a member of the South Buffalo Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing cards hunting and gardening.
  Survivors include four sons, Ralph J. Beckett and wife Jan, of Casper, Wyoming, Donald E. Beckett and wife, Lois, Thomas E. Beckett, and Harold "Buddy" Beckett and wife, Debbie, all of South Buffalo Township; three daughters, Joyce Fair and husband, Sidney, of North Buffalo Township, Pauline G. Huth and Sally A. Emery and husband Sam, all of South Buffalo Township: 19 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elsie E. (Fulkman) Beckett who died in 2001; five brothers, Glenn, Willis, Lee, Ralph, and Clarence Beckett and four sisters, Effie Harbison, Grace Hamilton, Cora Atkinson and Loey Lamison.
  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St., Freeport. There will be additional visitation at the Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church from 9 A.M. Wednesday until the time of a funeral service at 11 A.M. with his pastor, the Rev. Mark Davis, officiating. Burial will be in Slate Lick Cemetery, South Buffalo Township.
Transcribed & Submitted by Rjbeckett@aol.com  13 Sept 2011

Beckett, Elsie E. Fulkman

Butler Eagle, Friday, April 5, 2001
Elsie E. Fulkman Beckett, 78, of 194 Ridgeview Road, South Buffalo Township, Armstrong Co., (Pennsylvania) died at 4 A. M. Monday, April 2, 200 1, at Armstrong Co., Health Center, Kittanning.
Born May 25, 1922, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Ralph C. and Vera N. Cowan Fulkman and the stepdaughter of Lillian Graybigel Fulkman.  She retired in 1976 as a nurses' aide at Fair Winds Manor in Winfield Township after 10 years.
Mrs. Beckett was a member of the Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church and the South Buffalo Senior Citizens organization.
She enjoyed playing cards, reading, bingo and crocheting.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Clyde H. Beckett; four sons, Ralph J. Beckett of Bedford, Texas, and Donald E., Thomas E, and Harold "Buddy" Beckett, all of Sarver; three daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Joyce) Fair of Kittanning and Pauline Huth, and Mrs. Samuel (Sally) Emery, both of Sarver; 19 grand-children; and 19 great grand-children. Three sisters, Olivia Wilmer of Jordon,
N. Y., Shirley Dodds of California, and Nancy Linch of Derry, N. H., also survive.
She was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers.
Friends were received Tuesday and Wednesday at Redmond  Funeral Home, 524 High St., Freeport, (Pennsylvania)  Services were held at 11 A. M., Thursday at Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mark Davis, church pastor, and the Rev. Roy Warren, pastor of Christ the Rock Church of Worthington (Pennsylvania), officiated. Burial was at Slate Lick Cemetery, South Buffalo township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Township EMS, 663 Ekastown Road, Sarver, Pennsylvania 16055.

Transcribed & Submitted by Rjbeckett@aol.com  13 Sept 2011


Bell, Eugenie Grimm

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Bish, Peter

Funeral of Peter Bish
Cowansville - Funeral services for the late Peter BISH, one of the best known residents of this section of the county, were held in the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services were in charge of the Rev. H. T. Chisholm, pastor of the East Brady Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Walter Kenndy, pastor of the Templeton and Tidal Presbyterian churches and Rev. F. W. Schacht, pastor of St. Paul's Reformed church of Sugarcreek township. The choir of the East Brady church sang. The services were attended by a large concourse of people, the church being filled to capacity, many of them being former pupils of Mr. BISH, who had taught school in Armstrong county for almost 50 years. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.
*Grandmother Hepler had written May 27, 1932 at the bottom of this obit.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 13 Mar 2003


Bishop, Edna A. Grimm

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Blose, Miss Emma C.

Miss Emma Catherine BLOSE died at her home in Sugarcreek township Tuesday, November 28, 1939, at 10:30 PM.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary GEORGE of Sugarcreek township; two brothers, Newton and Thomas BLOSE, of Montana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday afternoon, December 1, at 2:30 o'clock in St. Paul's Reformed church, Sugarcreek township, in charge of her pastor, Rev. J. M. WITMER.
Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 12 Feb 2003


Boarts, Rev. Preston Irwin

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Booher, Mrs. F. B.

Mrs. Rebecca Ellen Booher, wife of F. B. Booher of Cowansville R. D. 1, died in her home Wednesday, March 13, 1942 at 12:40 a.m.
She was aged 82 years, and was a life long resident of Sugarcreek township.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, J. C. Booher, and five grandchildren, all of Cowansville; one sister, Mrs. Cora Bish, East Brady R. D. 1, and two brothers, William Crawford, and James Crawford of Cowansville.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Cowansville Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000


Bosworth, Benjamin F.

Apollo Sentinel, Apollo, PA
Friday, January 9, 1925
Funeral of B. F. Bosworth Held Here Sun. Afternoon
The funeral of Benjamin F. Bosworth, well known Apollo merchant, who died at his home in First Street, Friday at noon, was held in the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon and were in charge of the local Lodge of Masons. That Mr. Bosworth was held in high esteem in the community was attested to by the large concourse of friends attending the funeral and the many beautiful floral tributes from his fraternal brothers and acquaintances. Members of the Masons Knights of Malta and Ku Klux Klan organization attended the funeral in a body. The remains were taken to Rimersburg Tuesday where interment was made.
Mr. Bosworth was a member of the local Baptist church; Apollo Lodge F. & A. M. No. 437; Coudersport Consistory, Valley of Coudersport; Wm. B. Meredith Chapter No. 311, New Kinsington; Kittanning Council; Syria Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., Pittsburgh; No. 1 Commandery, Knights Templar, Pittsburgh; Westmoreland Forest No. 77, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Greensburg; Apollo Knights of Malta, No. 365; and Apollo P. O. S. of A.
He was born near Kittanning. Came from Rimersburg to Apollo in June 1898, and succeeded H. J. Gerner, confectioner, on First Street, in which location he continued the business.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Bosworth, a son Paul, of Phoenix, Ariz., and an adopted daughter Betty at home. Also by the following brothers and sisters: William of Johnstown; Eugene, of Cresson; Mrs. Pearl Kratzer, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Cora Binker, of Greensburg; Miss Lolita, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ida Hosey, and Mrs. Laura McCullough, of Rimersburg.
Transcribed & Submitted by Denise Murphy 19 Jan 2002


Bowser, Anna G. Moore

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Bowser, Christian Yerty

CHRISTIAN YERTY BOWSER, known to his host of friends as "C. Y.", 86-year-old widely known Armstrong County resident, died at his home near Cowansville Wednesday, May 10, 1939 at 9:20 AM.
Mr. BOWSER, son of Benjamin STEVENS and Elizabeth Yerty BOWSER, was born January 31, 1853 in East Franklin township. The family moved into Washington township near Montgomeryville, where he grew up on his father's farm and attended the home public school. Early in life he was employed in the oil fields of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Later he returned to his home land and married Sadie J. HELM, of Adrian. To this union came eight children, four of whom are living: Mrs. C. E. TOY, Kittanning; Mrs. R. M. COLLIER, West Kittanning; Mrs. H. L. BENTON, in the home of the deceased; and Spurgeon BOWSER of Kittanning. Eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sophia COGGONS of Kittanning and a brother, S. A. BOWSER of Ki9ttanning RD 6, also survive. Mr BOWSER was an extensive farmer and enjoyed life on his large farm near Cowansville. He was a Jewelled member of Activity Lodge I. O. O. F. of Cowansville, Kittanning Encampment No. 244, and a devoted member of the Montgomeryville Baptist church, where he served as Deacon for many years. He rendered service to the needy, visited the sick, and comforted the distressed.
Funeral services will be conducted in Montgomeryville Baptist church Friday, May 12, at 2:30 PM (DST) by Rev. W. K. MORGAN, pastor of the First Baptist church of Kittanning, Rev. Gilbert HEILMAN, of Ford View, pastor of the Leechburg Baptist church; and Rev. Francis B. MARKS, of Worthington. Rev. Heilman is a former pastor of the Montgomeryville Baptist church.
Interment will be made in Montgomeryville cemetery.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 13 Feb 2003


Bowser, Nannie Hays

Found dead in bed by her son, Mrs. Nannie HAYS BOWSER, 62, widow of the late J. Calvin BOWSER, passed away at her home near Cowansville early Tuesday morning.
Armstrong County Coroner C. M. Woodward diagnosed death as due to "organic heart disease," after an investigation.
Surviving Mrs. BOWSER are her three sons; William, Albert, and Kenneth, and one daughter, Mary, all living at home. Four sisters and two brothers also survive her. They are Mrs. Jane BARBER SMITH, of Mayberry, W. Va.; Mrs. Ruth E. CRISSMAN, of McKeesport; Mrs. Lettie MARSHALL, of Dayton; Mrs. Emily MCCAULEY, of Adrian; William Hays, of Adrian, and Thomas HAYES, of Rochester, PA.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the BOWSER residence in East Franklin township, in charge of the Rev. Frances B. Marks, of the Worthington Presbyterian church. Interment will follow in the Cowansville cemetery.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 27 Mar 2003


Burford, John W.

BURFORD - On Monday, November 23(?), 1925,at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan BURFORD BIGGER, 403 South Main Street, Burgettstown, Pa., John W. BURFORD, formerly of East Brady, Armstrong County, Pa.
Interment in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, near Chicora, Armstrong county, Pa. Notice of time of funeral later.
(Butler, Beaver Falls and Kittanning (Pa.) papers please copy.)

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 06 Mar 2003


Campbell, Levi M.

LEVI M. CAMPBELL
Levi M. Campbell died at his home in Sugar Creek township on Tuesday, January 5, 1937, at 8:40 a.m. following a brief illness.
He was a lifelong resident in Sugar Creek township.
The survivors are as follows: his widow, Mrs. Lavina MYERS CAMPBELL; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer HEPLER, of Worthington R. D. 1; two sons, Amos CAMPBELL, of Greenville and Alfred CAMPBELL of Cheswick; also eighteen grandchildren.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, from the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran church of which he was a faithful member, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Marberger officiating.
Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 05 Jan 2000

Levi CAMPBELL, aged and highly respected resident of Sugar Creek township, Armstrong county, passed away at his home, East Brady, RD 1, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, at 8:50 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Alfred of New Kensington, and Amos, of Greenville; and one daughter, Mr.* Elmer HEPLER of Cowansville. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Ev. Lutheran church.
*The obit is entered as written; it should be Mrs. Elmer HEPLER.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 13 Mar 2003


Campbell, Mrs. Lavina

Mrs. Lavina Campbell, 90, Sugar Creek Township (Armstrong County) died at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 1953 in the Butler County Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. She was the widow of Levi M. Caldwell.*

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Hepler, Cowansville; two sons, Amos M. Campbell, Chicora, and Alfred L. Campbell, Butler R. D. 6; a brother John Myers, Wadsworth, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Thompson, and Mrs. Minnie Ward of Akron, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Vensel funeral home, Chicora, and at Mount Pleasant Lutheran church one hour before service. The service will be held from the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. C. F. Hildebrand will officiate.
Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
* Caldwell is a typographical error; should have read Campbell.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 05 Jan 2000


Cerutti, Frank

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Cerutti, Mary

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Cervenak, Margaret E.

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Clark, Mrs. John S.

Mrs. Elizabeth (RITZERT) Clark, wife of John S. CLARK, died suddenly Saturday morning, February 1, 1947, at her home in Cowansville RD 1.
Mr. CLARK had been to Kittanning on business, and returning home about noon did not find his wife in the home. Upon going to the barn he discovered her body.
She apparently had suffered a heart attack. It was believed that she died probably about 9 o'clock. She was 67 years of age.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. CLARK is survived by three brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Mary VASBINDER, Cowansville RD 1; Mrs. Emma SCHMUR, Butler RD 2; Mrs. Esther FOREMAN, Baltimore; Lewis G. RITZERT, Butler Star Route, and Clement J. RITZERT, Kittanning RD 4.
Mrs. CLARK was a member of Cowansville Presbyterian church.
Friends are being received at the late home. Funeral services will be held at Cowansville Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Walter Kennedy, pastor of Templeton and Goheenville Presbyterian churches in charge. Burial will be made in Cowasnville cemetery.
The Snyder funeral home, Cowansville, is in charge of arrangements.
(Butler and Allegheny Valley papers please copy).

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Claypool, Edna E.

Mrs. Edna E. Claypool, 80, RD 4, Apollo, formerly of North Apollo, died yesterday (April 16, 1981) at 1 o’clock in Blairsville.
She was born on Feb 28, 1901, and attended the Apollo Free Methodist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Melvin, Niles Ohio., Theodore, Cheyenne Wyoming., Richard Fairfax, Va., Earl Holiday Park, and Leonard Claypool Cooper Colorado Springs, CO.; three daughters, Mrs. Andy (Esther) Legarsky Oklahoma, Mrs. Verle (Thelma) Carney Hershey, and Mrs. Everett (Mary) Thornberry Niles Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Slick, and Mrs. Katherine Harmon, both of Niles Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Earl Claypool, in 1939, and a son Edward J. in 1936.
Friends will be received at the Bodenhorn and Shaffer Funeral Home, 310 South Second Street, Apollo, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1:30 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. John Rupert in charge. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

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Cochran, Charles G.

LEADER-TIMES, KlTTANNING, PA., TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1963

Death Record

Charles G. Cochran

Charles G. Cochran, 81, retired Templeton farmer, died Monday, April 1 1963 at 6:20 p.m. in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for seven days.
A son of Richard and Rebecca (Lewis) Cochran, he was born Sept 21, 1881 in Boggs Township. Mr. Cochran was a lifetime member of the Templeton Church of God.
He is survived by his widow, Olive (Bahme) Cochran; two daughters, Mrs. Boyd (Nellie) Fravel of Templeton and Mrs. Raymond (Dorothy) Bonnett of Kittanning RD 3; a sister, Mrs. J. R. (Hazel) McAfoose of Templeton: 13 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Bauer Funeral Home, Kittanning, after 7 this evening and until noon Thursday when the body will be removed to the Templeton Church of God, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Main will officiate. Interment will be in Cochran cemetery.
Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to service. Family visitation hours at Bauer Funeral Home are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

NOTE: My research shows Charles’ father as “John Dick Cochran”. Dick is a nickname for Richard, but I have not see any data as of 26 August 2012 to indicated his father’s name contained “Richard”. I show his mother’s maiden name as “Rebecca Jennie Lewis”.

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Cochran, James Marion

Simpson’s Daily Leader-Times (Kittanning PA); Page 1
18 June 1929
JAS. M. COCHRAN, BOGGS TOWNSHIP CITIZEN, DEAD

Passes Away at His Residence Following a Lingering Illness

James M. Cochran of Boggs township, passed away at his home on Monday evening about 8:30 o'clock after a lingering illness. Deceased was one of the best known residents of that community and was held in high esteem. He was aged. 75 years.
Mr. Cochran is survived by his wife, one son, Robert, at home and two daughters, Mrs. John Zillefrow (sp? – Zellefrow), West Kittanning, and Mrs. Rosie Hooks, Applewold. Two brothers, William and Samuel Cochran, both of Boggs township and two sisters, Miss Rachel Cochran, Boggs township, and Mrs. Gus Linweaver, Kittanníng, 13 grand children and 3 great grand children also survive.
Deceased was a charter member of the Church of God of Templeton, church for 59 years.
Funeral services will be held at the late residence Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. E. E. Starr will officiate. Interment in the Cochran cemetery.

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Colwell, Frank T.

COLWELL.
FRANK T. COLWELL, aged 76 years, 10 months, 21 days, died at his home near Cowansville, Sunday, March 20, 1926.
Deceased is survived by five daughters, Mrs. George CRISSMAN, Cowansville; Miss Lizzie COLWELL and Mrs. John LONG, Worthington; Mrs. ANDERSON, Mt. Rainey, N. D.; Mrs. James HINDMAN, Walk Chalk; six sons, W. H., Widnoon; M. S., Omaha, Neb.; G. R., Kansas City, Mo.; Miles and Arnold, Vandergrift; Harry, Cowansville; 38 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at his late home, Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Worthington cemetery.

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Colwell, Mrs. Elizabeth

Following an illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Elizabeth COLWELL, aged 78, widow of the late S. P. COLWELL, died at her home near Cowansville, Wednesday, June 6, 1928. Eleven children survive, namely: Mrs. Hanna G. ANDERSON, of Mt. Ranier, Md.; Mrs. J. H. LONG and Miss Elizabeth COLWELL, Worthington; Mrs. J. B. HINDMAN, Kittanning; Mrs. G. H. CRISSMAN, Cowansville; George and Shelton, Kansas City, Mo.; Miles and Arnold, Vandergrift; William Widnoon, and Hardie, Cowansville.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon. Interment in Worthington Lutheran cemetery.


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Courson, Mrs. Marlow

Widnoon - Following an illness of a week's duration, Mrs. Marlow COURSON died at her home near this place Tuesday morning. She was aged 83 years and is survived by her husband and four children, Maxine, Lois, Gene and Wayne all at home. She is also survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Hardy B. COLWELL and six brothers and one sister, Rev. Alfred COLWELL, Clayton, Herman, Paul, William, Russell of Distant and Mrs. Charles PENCE of Cowansville.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. John F. MOORE wil be held from the Baptist church at Distant, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will take place in the Worthington cemetery.

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Cox, John  E.

John E. Cox, 81, of 265 North McKean Street, Kittanning, died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 1963, after a long illness.

Mr. Cox was born May 30, 1881, in Indiana County, a son of John and Sarah (Beatty) Cox. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Kittanning.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude (Gillan) Cox; a son, Merle Cox, of Farmington, Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Hazel) Denchak of Grand Blane, Michigan; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Dollie) Serene of Kittanning.

Friends will be received after 7 this evening at Merwin Funeral Home, where family visitation hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. Rev. Lew F. Johnston, pastor of First Methodist Church, will conduct the service.

Burial will be made in the family plot in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.

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Cox, Sarah

Mrs. Sarah Cox age 80 years, widow of John R. Cox, died at her home in Manorville.  Wednesday morning at 9:30 following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Cox died in 1910. Mrs. Cox was the daughter of Alexander and Deborah McCoy Beatty who resided in Indiana Co . She had been a resident of Manorville for a number of years and was held in high esteem by her friends and acquaintances. Mrs Cox was the mother of 13 children, Twelve of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Henry King, Homer City; Mrs Grant Walker of Brackenridge; Harry A. Cox of Cleveland, Ohio; William M Cox , Rayburn Twp, Mrs Harry Shaul, Manorville, Clara Cox , Kittanning; Mrs. Grant Smith, Indiana Co. John H. Cox, Detroit; Roy M. Cox , Thomas Cox, Youngstown, and Mrs. Charles Serene, Manorville. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Manorville Methodist Episcopal Church.
June 29, 1921

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Crawford, James Fulton

James Fulton CRAWFORD died on Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 1945, at 3:30 o'clock in his home in Cowansville RD 1. He was aged 76 years, 11 months, and one day.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine (SNYDER) CRAWFORD; six daughters, Mrs John HARMON of Est Brady RD 1, Mrs. John FRYMAN of Crestline, Ohio, Mrs. Kenneth BOWSER, Mrs. Joseph CRAWFORD, Mrs. Donald WILLIAMS, and Mrs. William RALSTON, all of Cowansville Rd 1; a son, Wilson CRAWFORD of Kittanning; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Cora BISH of East Brady RD 1.
Freinds will be received in the late home until Friday afternoon, when funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock in the Cowansville Presbyterian church in charge of his pastor, Rev. J. Henry Thorhauer.
Burial will be made in St. Paul's Reformed Church cemetery, Sugarcreek township.
The Snyder funeral home, Cowansville, is in charge of the arrangements.
(Butler papers please copy).

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Crawford, Mrs Martha Burford

Mrs. Martha BURFORD CRAWFORD, aged 86, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. BARNHART, 211 Peach Street, Butler, at 2:55 o'clock Saturday afternoon, following a week's illness. Death was due to pneumonia.
Mrs. CRAWFORD was born in Armstrong county and had resided 14 years in Butler.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. J. H. BARNHART, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Ivy CRAWFFORD, of Butler; three sons, Thomas of Butler, Joseph of Millersburg, Ohio, and Elmer CRAWFORD of Kaylor, and a sister, Miss Rachel BURFORD of Butler.
She was a member of St. Paul's Reformed church, Sugar Creek. Funeral services were held from St. Paul's church in Sugar Creek on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Ralph D. Althouse, pastor, assisted by Rev. Samuel C. Gamble, pastor of the Second United Presbyterian church of Butler, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Crawford, Robert C.

Suffering a sudden heart attack, Robert Charles CRAWFORD, 64, died yesterday afternoon, Friday, February 7, 1941, at 4:30 o'clock at his residence in Roseville (East Brady RD 2).
Born and reared in the Bradys Bend vicinity, he lived his entire life there. He was a blacksmith by trade.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Ann; a daughter, Mrs. P. H. BOWSER of Parker RD 2; three sons, Charles R, of East Brady RD 1 and Samuel M and Joseph C of Rimersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha HAMILTON, East Brady RD 2 and Mrs Tillie BOWSER of Chicora RD.; and three brothers, Harvey, William and Harry CRAWFORD, all of East Brady RD.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. John WHITMER, pastor of St. Paul's Reformed Church near Sugarcreek, in charge. Burial will follow in Bradys Bend cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of the Bowser Funeral Home, Parkers Landing.

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Cupp, Mrs. Estella

Mrs. Estella CUPP, wife of Frank J. CUPP, of Fourteenth street, Ford City, (formerly of RD 3 Kittanning) succumbed in a Pittsburgh hospital Thursday morning, May 8, at 1:10 o'clock following a three weeks' illness.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, John HEIDRICK of Kittanning RD 3.
Friends may pay their respects at the Montgomery Funeral Home in Kittanning, where funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, Dr. M. M. MCDIVITT of the First Presbyterian Church, Saturday afternoon, May 10, at 2:30 o'clock DST.
Burial will be made in the Cowansville cemetery

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Davis, Mrs Eliza

Mrs. Eliza DAVIS, aged 44 years, wife of Elmer R. DAVIS of Cowansville, died Friday evening at 9:10 o'clock in the Cresson Hospital.
Surviving besides her husband are six children, Russell, Carl, Clara Blanche, Esther, Shirley and Beverly, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Margaret JONES of Worthington; three sisters, Mrs. Mary HALL of Waltum, Mrs. P. R. HAWK of Craigsville, and Mrs. Edna NULPH of Worthington; and two brothers, William JONES of Craigsville, and Arthur JONES of Worthington.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, October 12, at 2 o'clock in the Worthington Lutheran Church will Rev. Charles T. Scholtter officiating. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Dentzel, Edward K.

Apollo Sentinel, Apollo, PA
Friday, August 22, 1930
Another Civil War Veteran Answers Last Roll Call
Edward K. Dentzel Succumbs to Long Illness In Home of Daughter on Tuesday Morning
Another of the surviving members of Apollo’s small band of Civil War veterans has answered the last roll call.
He was E. K. Dentzel, aged 85 years and one month. The end came at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Hartman in Kiski township, near Apollo, where he has made his home for the last 10 years.
Mr. Dentzel had been seriously ill since last November, being bedfast since in January, but he always retained his cheery disposition. He was born in Spring Church July 9, 1845, a son of the late Raymond Dentzel and had lived all his life in this vicinity.
On March 1, 65 years ago, Mr. Dentzel was united in marriage to Hulda Young who preceded him in death several years ago.
Mr. Dentzel had a rather colorful career during the heights of the Civil War. He ran away from home and enlisted in Pittsburgh, with the Second Regiment, Company 2, heavy artillery, February 29, 1864, and was honorably discharged January 29, 1866.
But he was in the midst of the war long enough to participate in eleven battles, the most serious of which were the Battle of the Wilderness and the heavy fighting at St. Petersburg.
He and S. F. Hildebrand, of Apollo, and John Fiscus, of North Apollo, were the only three remaining veterans that served in that war until Tuesday morning. Now there are only two.
Both Mr. Hildebrand and Mr. Fiscus attended the funeral services which were held Thursday afternoon at the home in charge of the Rev. H. C. Thompson, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church of Apollo, of which Mr. Dentzel was a charter member, assisted by the Rev. R. A. Jamison, former pastor of the United Presbyterian church and the Rev. Charles W. Cochran, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Apollo, of which Mr. and Mrs. Hartman are members. Interment was made in the Spring Church cemetery with full military honors.
Surviving are two sons, Harvey C., of Apollo, and John Y., of Vandergrift, two daughters, Mrs. Alma Crane, of Carnegie, and Mrs. Lloyd Hartman.

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Devers, Gertrude Olive

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Devine, Mrs. Barbara Byer Thane

Submitted by Barbara Fox  2015


Donawitz, Mrs. Anthony

Mrs. Anthony DONAWITZ, 57, died at her home on the East Brady road Wednesday evening, June 14, 1939.
Mrs. DONAWITZ is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Fred REESE of Kaylor, and a son, Edward, at home.
Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick's church, Bradys Bend, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, EST.
Reply.

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Doutt, J. T.

Handwritten Notice on stationary from B. L. Barnhart,  producer.
Oil and Gas Operator.
Dealer in Gas Fittings, Ranges & Stoves.
Kaylor, Armstrong Co. PA.

Nov 17, 1904

Mrs. Jane King,
My Dear Madam,
Mr. J. T. Doutt died at 7-30. on Wednesday Evening and will be buried tomorrow morning Friday at Brady Bend Cemetary. Train arrives at East Brady at 11.oclock. Service will be held in M. E. Church at the Bend.
Please send your Brother Levi word and oblidge
Yours,
B. L. Barnhart

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Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pa., Friday, September 2, 1960
DEATH RECORD

Anthony David Doverspike
Anthony David Doverspike, 48, of 222 Allegheny Ave., Kittanning, died at his home early this morning (Sept. 2, 1960) as a result of a heart attack.
He was born April 27, 1912, in Kaylor, a son of B. R. and Pearle (Wolfe) Doverspike.
A resident of Kittanning area all his life he was plant supervisor of the Kittanning Telephone Co. A verteran of World War II, he was a member of Kittanning Elks and Lions clubs.
Surviving are his wife, Kathryn (Blanchard) Doverspike; his mother, Mrs. Pearle Doverspike; two brothers, George of College Park, Md. And Robert of Topeka, Kan.; and three sisters, Mrs. Leo Jones of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Raymond Milliron of Meadville and Mrs. A. R. Cox of Kittanning.
Friends will be received at Baur funeral home after 7 tonight. Family visitation hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Thomas F. Luce, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning, officiating.
Interment will be made in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.


Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pa., Saturday, September 3, 1960
Honorary Casket Bearers Selected

Six members of the board of directors of Kittanning Area Chamber of Commerece will serve as honorary pall bearers at the funeral Sunday of A. D. (David) Doverspike.
Doverspike, plant superintendent of Kittanning Telephone Co., was a member of the C of C board. He died in his sleep Friday morning, in his Applewood home.
The honorary casket bearers:
Jacob W. Trenkle, Matthew Crawford, Earl M. Boyher, Orrie Stewart, Fred L. Bauer and Paul Bradigan.

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Isaac D. Doverspike, 76, of Seville, Ohio. (Former Sheriff of Armstrong County).

Leader-Times
Kittanning, Pa.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1967
Isaac Doverspike
Former Armstrong County Sheriff, Isaac D. Doverspike of Seville, Ohio, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday in Dalton Hospital, Ohio.
Mr. Doverspike, 76, was born June 25, 1891 at Mahoning Twp. (Armstrong County) the son of John M. and Emma C. Doverspike. He was married to Agness (Keller) Doverspike who preceded him in death. His present wife, Gertrude Blosser Doverspike, survives.
Serving as chief of police of Kittanning and Ford City for several years he was later employed at the U.S. Arsenal Plant in Ravenna, Ohio. In 1929 he was appointed deputy sheriff and in 1933 he was elected sheriff of Armstrong County, serving four years.
Mr. Doverspike was a veteran of World War I stationed in France and Germany for three years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Doverspike of Ohio; three step-sons, Harry Blosser, Fred Blosser and William Blosser all of Dalton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Mary Schreckengost of New Bethlehem RD 4; two brothers, David L. of Templeton and Walter J. of Clarion; a brother, George, and a sister, Nora, preceded him in death.

DOVERSPIKE – Friends of Isaac D. Doverspike of Seville, Ohio, who died Oct. 2, 1967 will be received at the Mon-Barren Funeral Home, Dalton, Ohio, from 7 to 9 p.m. today where services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 1967). Arrangements by Mon-Barren of Ohio.

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LEADER-TIMES, KITTANNING, PA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1961
Death Record

Pearle Doverspike Funeral

Pearle G. Doverspike, 82, of 320 N. Water St., Kittanning, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19, 1961) at her home.
Mrs. Doverspike was born Sept. 20, 1879, in Mahoning, a daughter of the late David and Jennie (Fink) Wolff. She was the widow of B. Ralston Doverspike who died in March of 1941, and had spent the past 45 years in the community. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kittanning.
Surviving are two sons, George E. of Lanham, Md., Robert J., stationed with the U. S. Army in Spain; three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Dee) Jones of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. A. R. (Mary) Cox of Kittanning, Mrs. W. Ray (Orpha) Milliron of Erie; a sister, Mrs. William Barger of Oak Ridge; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A son, A. David, preceded his mother in death on Sept. 2, 1960.
Friends will be received after 7 this evening at Bauer funeral home, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Guy Wilson of the Lutheran Church, Saltsburg, will officiate.
Interment will take place in Kittanning cemetery.

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Duff,  Anna

Leader Times, Kittanning PA  March 18, 1953
   Miss Anna Duff
    Miss Anna Duff, 73, died at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, March 17, 1953, at the home of her niece Mrs. Pat (Catherine McKernan) Sullivan, of Maple St. Brookville. She was born August 1, 1880 in Manorville, the daughter of John and Mary (Ogle) Duff.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Brookville and the Rosary Society of the church.
    A brother, Dennis, of Pensacola, Fla., survives, as do a number of neices and nephews. Services will be held at 9 A.M. Friday in St. Mary's R.C. Church, of Ford City in charge of Rev. Herman Wilhelm. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
    The body will be at Welch Funeral home in Ford City until time of services.

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Funeral services were held Friday morning in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Ford City, for Miss Anna Duff who died last Tuesday afternoon in the home of a niece, Mrs. Pat Sullivan in Brookville. Rive. Edwin Hirt was the officiant.
    As burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery, the casket bearers were Pete Wintgens, Charles Vent, James Easley, Lawrence Karl, Frank and Lee Duff.

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Duff,  Charles B.

Daily Leader-Times
Nov 30, 1960
Twenty Year Ago
Saturday, November 30, 1940
Ford City - Charles B. Duff, 64, who had served a full term and part of a second term as local postmaster years ago, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Aspinwall.

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Duff,  Clara McCue

Leader Times, Kittanning, PA
Dec 6, 1940
Mrs. Clara McCue Duff, 79 wife of the late Jerome Duff, died this morning Friday, December 6, 1940, at 10:45 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. K. Thompson of Fourth Avenue, Ford City.
She is survived in addition to Mrs. Thompson, by two sons, Frank and Lee Duff, of Ford City; 14 grandchildren and the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Mary Seigfried, Oklahoma City, Okla; Mrs. Matilda McGivern, Tulsa, Okla; Mrs. Sarah McCullough, Cabot; Mrs. Rosalie Mackie, Pittsburgh, and Henry M. McCue, Ford City.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 0'clock in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Ford City, with Rev. Robert M. Murphy, pastor, in charge. Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.
The body will be removed from the J. L. C. Welch Funeral Home, to the Thompson residence this evening.
(Butler and Pittsburgh papers, please copy)

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Duff,  Dennis

Obituary of a Pioneer.
Dennis Duff, was born in Armstrong Co. Pennsylvania, October 2, 1828 and died at the family home two miles north of Anderson on Thursday, December 12, 1912, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 10 days. From his native state he moved to Illinois in 1855, working as a farmhand for a few years. Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the Seventy-seventh Illinois Volunteer infantry at Peoria, to which place he returned at the close of the struggle, having seen three years service. there he remained until February 1867, when he came to Fremont County, arriving here on February 13, and after a short time settled on the farm that has since been his home.
On June 11, 1872, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Boyle, in Venango County*, Pennsylvania, who survives him, together with one son, Frank, and one daughter, Mary. He also leaves one brother, Jerome Duff of Freeport, PA and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Coyle, of Pittsburgh, PA.
Two and one-half hours following the demise of the old gentleman occurred the death of a granddaughter, Winifred Pauline, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duff, after four weeks of illness from bronchial trouble terminating in bronchial pneumonia.
Funeral services of both grandfather and granddaughter were held together at the family home last Friday morning at 10 0'clock conducted by Reb. Father Quinn of Red Oak, assisted by Rev. Father Tober of Shenandoah, Interment was made in the Imogene Catholic Cemetery.
* Note: They were married in Armstrong Co. not Venango Co.

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Duff,  Dennis Leo

(Probably taken from the Daily Leader-Times, he died April 1, 1974)
Retired FC Insurance Man Dennis Duff Dead at Age 83
Dennis Leo Duff, 83, of 1123 4th Ave., Ford City, died late Monday at the Fair Winds Rest Home, Sarver.
Before his retirement, Mr. Duff operated his own insurance business known as the Duff Agency.
He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Ford City, and of the church's Holy Name Society. He was a former member of the Ford City Board of Education and the Kiwanis Club.
Born June 13, 1890, in South Buffalo Township, he was the son of Jerome and Clara (McCue) Duff.
His wife, Elizabeth (Lynch) Duff died in 1942. One son is also deceased.
Survivors include sons, Paul L. of Camp Springs, Md.; Kenneth of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; Regis of Chula Vista, Calif.; Richard of Downey, Calif,; and Francis of Hyattsville, Md.; daughters; Mrs. Donald (Emogene) Hannum of Titusville, Fla.; Mrs. Leonard (Patricia) Walleck of Ford City; Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Greene of Scotland Beach, Md.; and Mrs. Anthony (Sheila) Camler of Circleville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Martha Thompson of Ford City; 30 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
DUFF- Friends of Dennis Leo Duff, who died April 1, 1974, are being received after 7 this evening at the Frank M. Faykosh Funeral Home, Ford City. Service will be 11 A.M. Friday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Ford City, with his pastor. the Rev. Thomas W. Rogers, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Arrangements by Faykosh.

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Duff,  Elizabeth Malcenia

(Probably taken from the Leader-Times, she died Oct. 8, 1942)
Impressive Rites Held for Mrs. Duff
Ford City, Oct.12 - Impressive services were held Saturday morning for Mrs. Elizabeth Malcenia Duff, wife of D.L. Duff, prominent real estate and insurance agent, who died Thursday morning after a lingering illness.
A solemn Requiem High Mass took place at 9 o'clock in St. Mary's R.C. church of which Mrs. Duff was a devout and faithful member.
Fr. Benno Haggenmiller, O.F.M. Cap., of St. Fidelis Seminary, was the celebrant, and he was attended by Fr. Gerard Greenwald, O.F. deason; Fr. T.J. Raab, St. Lawrence church, Cadogan, as sub-deacon; and Fr. Wendel Wuenstel, pastor of St. Mary's church, Ford City, as master of ceremonies. Serving the mass were Robert Krings and John Smith of St. Fedelis Seminary and Joseph Froesch and James Sanko of Ford City.
Bearers were M.K. Thompson, Frank Duff, Samuel Leard, all of Ford City; Vincent Coyle, Tarentum; Marion Morrison, Kittanning, R.D.4; and Henry Connor, Cadogan.
It was a very large funeral and flowers were numerous and beautiful. Members of the Ladies Catholic Benevolent Association formed a court of honor at the church and again at the St. Mary's cemetery also conducted services at the cemetery. The Elger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Duff,  Frank

Leader Times, Kittanning, PA June 24, 1960
Thirty-Five Years Ago
Wed. June 24, 1925
Frank Duff, 56 year old former well-known resident of Ford City, died at his home in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Duff, Frank

Daily Leader-Times, Kittanning, PA
March 14, 1958
FRANK DUFF
Frank Duff of 1137 Fourth Ave., Ford City, died at 2 0'clock this morning (March 14, 1958), following a short illness.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1888, in South Buffalo Twp, a son of Jerome and Clara (McCue) Duff.
For 35 years he conducted the Duff Plumbing business in Ford City. He served at one time on Ford City Town Council.
He was a retired member of Ford City Fire Department; was treasurer of Ford City Sportsmen Club and the Armstrong County Sportsmen's League; was a member of the GBU in Ford City.
His church affiliation was with St. Mary's Roman Catholic in Ford City.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara (Easley) Duff; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Ward of Corning, N.Y., and Miss Claire Duff, at home: six grandchildren; a brother, D. L. Duff of Ford City and a sister, Mrs. Martha Thompson of Ford City.
Friends will be received in the Faykosh Funeral Home after 8 o'clock tonight. A solemn high mass will be observed at 9:30 A.M. Monday in St. Mary's Church, followed by burial in Guardian Angel cemetery at Cadogan.

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Duff,  John A.

Daily Leader-Times, July 19, 1912, Kittanning, PA
  JOHN A. DUFF AGED 75, DIED (Should be John C. Duff)
Ford City, July 18-- John C. Duff, aged 75 years died Thursday at twenty minutes past four o'clock at his home at the corner of Tenth Street and Fifth Avenue. He had been in ill health for the past month, but was only confined to his bed about two weeks. Mr. Duff was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He leaves six children, four sons, Frank, of Valley Park, Mo., Dennis, Charles and William, all of this place; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret McCurnan (should be McKernan), of McCain, and Miss Anna Duff at home; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Coyle, of Pittsburgh and two brothers, Jerome Duff of North Buffalo township and Dennis Duff, of Iowa.
 The funeral services Monday July 22 at _ A.M. Requiem high mass in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church at _ o'clock.

Transcribed & Submitted by Theresa Davids  24 Mar 2011

Duff,  J. William

Daily Leader-Times, Kittanning, PA
Ford City, PA Friday Afternoon, January 5, 1934
SPANISH WAR VETERAN DIES AT HOME HERE
J. William Duff Will Be Given Military Honor at Burial
Ford City, Jan 5 - J. William Duff, aged 64 years, well-known resident of Ford City, died at his home on 10th Street Thursday evening, January 4, 1934 at 7 o'clock. Mr. Duff has been in ill health for the past two years, but was only confined to his bed for three weeks.
Mr. Duff was always interested in the community's welfare and was well-known for his charitable acts. He was a charter member of the Ford City Eagles No. 606, holding the office of treasurer for many years.
He served in the Spanish-American War in the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C. Full military honors will be given him at the funeral services which will be in charge of the Spanish-American War Veterans.
Surviving are one son, William Duff, Jr. of Ford City; two brothers and one sister, Dennis Duff of Pensacola, Fla., Charlie Duff of Hyner, Pa and Anna Duff of Ford City.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, January 6, at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Ford City. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.

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 Daily Leader-Times, Kittanning, PA
January 8, 1934
DUFF IS GIVEN FULL MILITARY HONOR AT GRAVE
Ford City, Jan, 8- J. William Duff 64 year old Spanish-American War veteran, who died at his home on Tenth Street Thursday night, was buried with military honors Saturday.
Following services in St. Mary R.C. Church here, with Rev. Benedict Baldauf, officiating, the funeral cortege moved to St. Mary's R.C. cemetery where services were conducted by the Spanish-American war vets, under Captain George Shaffer. Buglers Edward Zielonkiewicz and Frank Wosclav sounded taps as the body was lowered into the grave, and a firing squad composed of Spanish-American war vets and members of James Arthur Ashe Post No. 86, Veterans of Foreign Wars, fired the three volleys.
Legionnaires of Allied Post 654 were pall bearers. They were Ira M. Henry, William Monroe, D.H.Core, Clare Cravener, M.C. Davis and Commander Francis Kendra.
The funeral was on the the largest held by local service men's organizations. May members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 606, of which the deceased was a member, were in attendance.
Duff had served in the Spanish-American War with Company C of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He is survived by one son, William Duff, Jr., residing here; two brothers, Charles Duff of Hyner, Dennis Duff, Pensacola, Florida, the latter being unable to attend to funeral because of illness; and one sister, Anna Duff, Ford City.

Transcribed & Submitted by Theresa Davids  24 Mar 2011


Duff, Margaret Kamer

March 8, 1966
Mrs. Margaret (Kamer) Duff
Mrs. Margaret (Kamer) Duff of 2316 Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida, died suddenly Sunday (March 6, 1966).
She was born April 13, 1913 in Ford City, a daughter of the late John and Christina (Kreutz) Kamer.
Surviving are her husband, John Duff of Pensacola: two sisters, Mrs. Charles F. (Kathryn) Stivanson of Englewood, Florida, and Mrs. Eldred (Ann) Page of Pittsburgh; four brothers, Hubert Kamer of Tarentum, Peter Kamer of Kittanning RD6, Nicholas and Leo Kamer both of Ford City.
Mrs. Duff was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of Pensacola.

Transcribed & Submitted by Theresa Davids  24 Mar 2011


Duff, Rebecca J. Boyle

Obituary
Rebecca J. Boyle was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1843, and died at her home near Anderson, Iowa, September 7, 1913. On June 11, 1872 she was united in marriage to Dennis Duff in Armstrong Co. PA and came immediately to the farm home in Fremont County where she has since resided. Her husband preceded her to the grave nine months ago. She is survived by one son and one daughter, Frank and Mary, also one sister, Mrs. Alice Duff of Anderson, and one brother, of Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Transcribed & Submitted by Theresa Davids  24 Mar 2011


Dunbar, James A., Jr.

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Dunmire, Alice M.

Submitted by Daniel Moore 17 Mar 2011


Ealey, Mrs. Charles

Mrs. Dorothy Ealey, wife of Charles Ealey of East Brady R.D.1, died in Armstrong County hospital Sunday morning, August 17, 1947 at 2 o'clock. She had given birth to a baby at the hospital a short time before.
Surviving are her husband; two sons Dennis and Terry Ealey, both at home; her father, Joseph Snyder, East Brady RD 1, five sisters, Miss Laura Snyder, East Brady RD 1, Mrs Mary Boltz, East Brady RD 1, Mrs.  Nell Harmon, Morris, Okla., Mrs. Margaret Burkhead, Petrolia, and Mrs. Grace Burford of Butler; two brothers; George Snyder, Karns City, and Joseph Snyder, Jr., East Brady RD 1.

Friends are being received in the late home. Funeral services will be held in St. Paul's Reformed church, Sugarcreek Township, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Russell Moore, pastor of East Brady Methodist church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.  The Vensel funeral home, Chicora, is in charge of arrangements.

Transcribed & Submitted by Shirley McMunn 01 Jan 2000


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