Cameron County Genealogy Project

Clarence Jacob Miller’s Collection 

of Death dates, Funeral Home Memorial Cards and obituaries.

Contributed by J. P. Sitnik


 

C.J. Miller’s notes were loaned to me by: Neil Collins Miller, Jr. and Ivan "Buzzy" Baughman. 

End Notations --- by: C.J. Miller --- ,  <Notations> added  by: J.P. Sitnik  October 2003; Revised Feb. 2004

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My Grandfather, Daniel Miller was born in Holland in 1803. He died in 1875. He came to what is now Cameron County in 1825. He married Polly Heavener of Renovo.

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A- x

B-Bailey, Glenn obit

Barr, Elizabeth Viola w/o: Merritt Barr obit

Barr, Thomas - death announcement

Bauer, Guy Ellis (memorial card)

Baughman, Olive Mae (memorial card)

Berry, Oscar L. obit

Billings, Elmer Lawrence (memorial card)

Billings, Harry Earl (memorial card & obit)

Billings, Mrs. Corrie E. (Bell) w/o: Jay obit

Brooks, Thaddeus L. obit

Buchanan, Kenneth W. (memorial card)

Burfield, Herbert F. obit

C-Callahan, George A., Sr. obit

Cheatle, Mrs. Nancy Lenore

Coleman, Fla Blanche (memorial card)

Coleman, Wilber F. (memorial card)

Collins, Asa C. (memorial card & obit)

Collins, Charles Flemming (memorial card)

Collins, Miss Nina M. (memorial card & obit)

Cool, Edward D. (memorial card)

Cool, Frances C., Mrs. obit

Counsil, James D. obit

Crouse, Ralph E. obit

D-Darrin, George obit

Dempsey, Lee obit

Devling, John (memorial card & obit.)

Dice, Charles Albert (memorial card)

Dill, George Leonard (memorial card)

Dougherty, Charles W. (memorial card & obit.)

Driver, Nellie Marsh (memorial card)

Duell, Virginia Jane obit

E-Earl,, John T. obit 1 & 2

Earl, (Eleanor) May Roth rock , w/o: John T. Earl obit

Eggler, Albert Allen obit

Eggler, William F. (memorial card)

English, Dale A. L. (memorial card)

English, George Edward

English, Mrs. Maude (memorial card, obit., family thank You Card)

English, William F. obit

F-Flemming, Hugh M. obit

Floyd, Wilbur obit - #1

Floyd, Wilber W. S. obit -# 2

Ford, Mrs. Margaret w/o: Harry S. obit

Ford, Rolla M. obit

Fulton, Troxell S. obit

G-Gore, Arthur Drell (memorial card)

H-Haines, Lillie Mae (memorial card)

Haines, Lillie (Witham) w/o: Elmer C. obit

Hayes, Freda Caroline (memorial card)

Hayes, Mrs. Gerald obit.

Hicks, Cora Lydia (memorial card)

Hill, Miss A. Gertrude (memorial card & obit)

Hill, Fred P. obit

Hill, Mrs. Minnie (Bailey) w/o: Elmer Hill obit

I-Ives, Mrs. Myrtle (Hanscomb) obit

J-Johnson, Frank E. (memorial card & obit.)

Johnson, Glenn D. obit

Johnson, Jesse E. obit

Johnson, Phineaus H. (memorial card & obit)

Jordan, Albert Huntley (memorial card & obit)

Jordan, Myrta Amana (memorial card & obit)

Jordan, Reuben E. (memorial card & obit)

K-Kailbourn, Thomas W. (memorial card)

Kailbourn, Violet H. (memorial card)

Keller, Frank M. obit.

King, Harold B. obit

Kreider, Helen (Alton) Mrs. Lamont N. (death notice)

L-Logue, Lloyd E.

M-McKimm, Genevieve (Barclay) Mrs. William obit

McQuay, Frank S. obit

Mann, Merlin obit.

Mansuy, Mrs. Edward , Margaret obit

Mason, Harvey H. obit

Marshall, Euen Charles (memorial card)

May, John L. obit

Miller, Clarence J. obit

Miller, Charles Lester 2 obits

Miller, Mrs. Mary Jane (Daugherty) w/o: Charles L. Miller obit

Miller, Paul F. (memorial card & obit.)

Moate, Edward obit

Moate, Jeffery Fredrick -- infant -- obit

Munson, Carl G. obit

N-Nelson, Bert E. 1 & 2 obits

Nelson, Bert Emerson (memorial card)

Nordberg, Oscar F. (memorial card & obit)

O-x

P-Pearsall, Edmond E. (age 14) death notice/obit.

Prime, Mrs. Ruth Virginia (Mitcheltree) obit

Plasterer, Mary B. (memorial card)

Q-x

R-Riley, Mary Evelyn (Farrell) w/o: John Riley (memorial card & obit)

S-Schwab, John (memorial card & obit)

Sebring, Wilbert C. obit

Sentner, Andrew obit

Shaffer, Charles E. (memorial card)

Smith, Olive O. , Mrs. Chester (memorial card & obits 1 & 2)

Smith, William Raymond obit

Strawbridge, Mrs. Julia (Mason) w/o: James Strawbridge obit

Sullivan, William Patrick (memorial card & obit)

Summerson, Ashbury (memorial card & obit)

Summerson, James L 2- obits

T-x

U-x

V-Verbeck, Mrs. Vavina obit

W-Whiting, Harry A. (memorial card & obit)

Whiting, Louis Clyde (memorial card)

Wilson, Harry W., Jr. 2 -obits

Wiley, Charles C. (memorial card)

Woodring, William obit

Woolslayer, Thomas R. obit

Wykle, Mrs. Daisy (Johnson) obit

Wylie, Mable

X-Y-Z-x

 

 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Glenn Bailey, a Sinnamahoning native, died suddenly at

his home home (repeated) in Phoenix, Arizona, Friday.

Mr. Bailey was born in Sinnamahoning the son of the

late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bailey. He was employee by

the Pennsylvania Powder Co., for many years. The Bailey's

went to Arizona 5 years ago where the operated a restaurant.

He is survived by his wife. Funeral were held Sunday.

--- Jan 4, 1963 --

 

Aged Medix Run Woman Dies

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, for Mrs. Elizabeth Viola Barr, widow of Merritt Barr, who died at 7:25 p.m. last Thursday in Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois, after a short illness. She was 84. Officiating was Rev. Charles C. Graham. Burial was in Benezette Cemetery.

A resident of this area since 1921, Mrs. Barr was born Sept. 14, 1876 in Mason Hall, Cameron County, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. O. Jordan. She was married to Merritt Barr who preceded her in death in 1944. She was a member of the Methodist Church Surviving are two sons, James and Earl, Medix Run; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Marsh, Keating Summit RD; and a brother, Tom, Driftwood.

---- not dated.

<Tombstone Inscription: Elizabeth V. Barr. 1877 - 1961>

THOMAS BARR

Thomas Barr, 519 First St., died in University Hospital, Baltimore, Md., this morning He became ill while visiting his grandson, Bruce Truxal, in Glenburnie, Md. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Moore Funeral Home are incomplete and will be announced later.

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In Memory of: OLIVE MAE BAUGHMAN

Date of Birth: January 29, 1886

Date of Death: December 13, 1961 **

Place and time of Service:

Lake City Methodist Church

Friday, Dec. 16,1961, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. J. Pifer

Place of Interment: Lake City Cemetery

Arrangements By: Lehman-Hammond Funeral Home

- ** C.J. Miller notes: died Dec. 12, 1961. Age 75yr., 10mo., 14 days

In Memory of: GUY ELLIS BAUER

Date of Birth: November 20, 1902

Date of Death: Aril 16, 1956

Place of Services: Residence In Driftwood

Thursday April 19, 1956 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Theodore R. Pagett

Place of Interment: Driftwood Cemetery, Driftwood, Pa.

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Oscar L. Berry

EMPORIUM - (special) - Oscar Leroy Berry, 60, of Sterling Run, died Wednesday afternoon at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in St. Marys following an extended illness. He was born in Sterling Run Feb. 11,1903, son of James and Nora Berry.

Mr. Berry was a painter and decorator in this area for many years, and served as Lumber Township supervisor for the past five years. He was a member of the Sterling Run Methodist Church.

Surviving are his mother; a brother, James of Warrenton, Va.; three sisters, Mrs Lucille Howlette of Cameron, Mrs. Dorothy Card of Emporium and Mrs. Esther Bates of Sterling Run and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at he Leo E. Egan Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m. today and services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Oliver Krapf of Emporium of Emporium officiating. Burial will be in Sterling Run Cemetery.

<Oscar L. Berry b. Feb.12, 1903, d.1963 interment, Whiting Cem.>

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IN MEMORY OF: Elmer Lawrence Billings

Date of Birth: December 13, 1890, Dents Run, Pa.

Date of Death: July 7,1958. Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Late Residence, Castle Garden, Pa.

Thursday, July 10,1958, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. H.S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Hicks Run Cemetery, Hicks Run, Pa.

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Harry E. Billings

EMPORIUM (Special) - Harry E. Billings, 62, of Driftwood, Died in Memorial Hospital late Saturday. He had been a patient there for a week He was born in Hicks Run, Cameron County, Jan. 21.1901, the son of Jay Billings and Carrie Bell. Mr. Billings lived in the Hicks Run and Dents Run areas until moving to Driftwood 20 years ago Before his retirement, he was employed as a Pennsylvania Railroad Trackman in the Driftwood Area. Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Hanes; three sisters, Mrs. William (Ruth) Wolfe of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Norman (Claudia) Knebel of Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. Phillip (Esther) Wolz also of Rochester and one brother, Charles Billings of Smethport.

Friends will be received at the Coppersmith Funeral Home starting at 11:30 a.m. today, Removal will be made to the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church Tuesday where the Rev. Robert Wolcott officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Driftwood.

----- <date of death: Mar. 16. 1963>

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IN MEMORY OF: Harry Earl Billings

Date of Birth: January 21,1901 Hicks Run, Pa. Date of Death: March 16, 1963 St. Marys, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church

Tuesday, March 19,1963 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Robert Wolcott

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood, Pa.

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COUNTY NATIVE DIES IN ROCHESTER, N.Y.

Mrs. Corrie E. Billings, of Rochester, N.Y. Sinnamahoning native died Dec. 3 at Rochester.

She was born in Sinnamahoning July 5, 1873 the daughter of the late Lewis and Jane Bell. She was married to Jay Billings, who died in 1906. They live for some time in Dents Run. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wolfe, of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Claudia Knebel and Mrs. Esther Waltz, of Rochester; two sons, Charles, of Smethport and Harry, of Driftwood. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Iva Johns, of Adrian, Mrs. Dollie Joyner, of Sharon,

11 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 8 great, great

grandchildren.

Funeral service were held Thursday Dec. 6, in Rochester and interment was made in Riverside Cemetery there.

--- Dec. 3, 1962--

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Thaddeus L. Brooks is Buried at Sinnamahoning. (as spelled) Funeral Service for Thaddeus L. Brooks, a lifelong Cameron County resident, were held Monday afternoon at the Coppersmith Funeral home with the Rev. Wayne T. Gregory, pastor of the Sinnemahoning Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Brooks Cemetery, Sinnamahoning Mr. Brooks died in the Maple View Rest Home, Coudersport, Saturday morning after a lengthy illness. He had been there since last November, moving there from Grove House where he had been a guest the past six years.

He was born in Sinnamahoning Jan. 1, 1875, the son of the late Marcellus J. B. and Margaret A. Foultz Brooks, pioneer Cameron County residents. He moved to Driftwood as a child and spent the rest of his life in that immediate area. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employee. He was married to Theresa Albright, who preceded him in death. Mr. Brooks served as Postmaster of Driftwood at one time. Mr. Brooks served as the Driftwood correspondent for the Press for many years.

He is survived by one son, John W. Brooks, Driftwood and two brothers, John H. Brooks, Masonic Home, Elizabethtown and W. E. Brooks, Pittsburgh.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Knisely, Martin Whitcomb, Ronald Morton, Charles Wagner, Frank Callahan and William Spencer.

<conflicting birth dates: Most documents has Jan. 24, 1875 as the correct birth date.>

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IN MEMORY OF: Kenneth W. Buchanan

BORN: April 19, 1924 Pottersdale, Pa

ENTERED INTO REST: April 30,1964 Williamsport, PA

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE: Residence, Sinnamahoning, PA

May 4, 1964 - 2:00 P.M.

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING:

Rev. Wayne T. Gregory, pastor

Sinnamahoning Methodist Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Crum Cemetery, Sinnamahoning, Pa

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Herbert F. Burfield

EMPORIUM - Funeral services for Herbert F. Burfield, 33, of Driftwood R.D., who died at Huntley Wednesday morning, will be held at the Read Funeral Home here at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Castle Cemetery. Friends are being received at the funeral home today and Saturday.

Mr. Burfield was born Nov. 15, 1929, at Potterdale, the son

of Frank and Annabelle Teats Burfield, and was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 18 years.

Dr. George Dorman, Cameron County coroner, said death

was caused by a self-inflected forehead would from a .22

caliber pistol bullet.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Methodist Church here and served as a sergeant with the Army combat engineer corps during the Korean conflict.

Survivors include two sons, Francis of Driftwood and James

of Emporium R.D.; his parents at Driftwood; four half-brothers, Chester Gaines of jersey Shore, Kenneth Buchanan of Sinnemahoning, Donald Ramsey of DuBois and Thomas Ramsey of Winter Park, Fla., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Jane Wagner of Driftwood and Mrs. Patricia Bennett of Pensacola, Fla.

-- July 17, 1963 --

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In Memory of: George A. Callahan (Sr.)

Date of Birth: April 17, 1885 Lock Haven, Penna.

Date of Death: November 19, 1957 Ridgway, Penna.

Services: Callahan Residence, Driftwood, Penna.

Friday, November 22, 1957. 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Interment: Driftwood Cemetery

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Mrs. Nancy Cheatle

ST. MARYS (special) - Mrs. Nancy Lenore Cheatle, 89, of 231 Mill St. died at 4 pm. Wednesday in Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was born in Grove on Jan. 1, 1874. Her husband William Cheatle, died on Nov. 20, 1954 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Ford of St. Marys, and Mrs. Robert Cartwright of Eldred; tow grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Emaline Canton, Emporium. Friends are being received at the family home where a prayer service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Richard W. Burns of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Driftwood Cemetery.

--- Nancy Floyd Cheatle--- <Nancy L. Cheatle: 1874 - 1963>

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IN MEMORY OF: Fla Blanche Coleman

Date of Birth: March 23, 1879 Williamsport, Pa. Date of Death: December 7, 1962 St. Marys, Pa.

Place and Time of Services:

Coppersmith Funeral Home,

Sunday, December 9, 1962

Clergyman: Rev. Paul LeVan

Interment: Newton Cemetery

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IN MEMORY OF: Wilbert F. Coleman

Date of Birth: February 16, 1878. Driftwood, Pa.

Date of Death: December 4,1958 St. Marys, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Driftwood Methodist Church

Sunday, December 7, 1958, 3:30 P.M.

Officiating: Rev. H. S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Driftwood Cemetery, Driftwood, PA.

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IN MEMORY OF: ASA C. COLLINS

DATE OF DEATH: NOVEMBER 12, 1960

SERVICES FROM MARCY FUNERAL HOME

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING: REV. ROBERT B. MARR

FINAL RESTING PLACE: GLENWOOD CEMETERY

---- Age 96, Born at Huntley, Sept. 5, 1864.

Died at St. John, N.B., Buried at Conneaut, Ohio

His wife Jennie Johnson died June 1947.

COUNTY NATIVE IN ST. JOHN, CANADA

Asa C. Collins, 96, a Cameron County native died Nov. 12 at the home of his son, Dr. Russell Collins, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, with whom he had made his home since 1944. He was born in Huntley Sept. 5, 1864, the son of Reuben and Mary Collins. He made his home in Conneaut, Ohio for many years. He was a retired Nickle Plate Railroad engineer. He was a member of United-Congregational Christian Church and Evergreen Lodge 22, F&AM. in Conneaut. In addition to his son he is survived by four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jennie Johnson, in 1946. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Marcy Funeral Home in Conneaut with the Rev. Robert B Marr, pastor of the United Congregational- Christian Church, officiating. Interment was made in Glenwood Cemetery there.

---Died November 12, 1960

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IN MEMORY OF: Charles Fleming Collins

Date of Birth: January 24,1879

Date of Death: November 18,1958, Huntley, Pa.

Place and Time of Services. Driftwood Methodist Church

Friday, November 21, 1958, 2:30 P.M.

Officiating: Rev. Raymond L. Morris

Place of Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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MISS NINA M. COLLINS DIES WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Miss Nina M. Collins, Huntley, died early Wednesday morning at the Byron Collins residence in Driftwood where she had resided since April 20. She had been in ill health for some time, but her unexpected death is a distinct shock to her family and many friends. She was born October 7, 1910 in Hicks Run the daughter of the late Charles F. and Ethel Barr Collins. She had resided her entire life in the Driftwood area. She had been employed at Sylvania Electric for 32 years. She was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church, Emporium Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club.

She is survived by a sister Neva Collins, Huntley; two brothers, Ira Collins, Window Rock, Ariz., and Byron Collins, Driftwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Driftwood Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne T. Gregory, pastor officiating. Interment will be made in the Huntley Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Coppersmith Funeral Home Thursday evening; Friday afternoon and evening. (evening). The body will be taken to the Driftwood Church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

----- newspaper and date not noted: Nina, died on June 9,1962.

IN MEMORY OF: Nina Marie Collins

Date of Birth: October 7, 1910 Hicks Run, Pa

Date of Death: June 6, 1962 Driftwood, Pa

Place and Time of Services: Driftwood Methodist Church, Saturday, June 9, 1962, 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Wayne T. Gregory

Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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In Memory of: Edward D. Cool

Date of Birth: March 6,1873 Emporium, Penna.

Date of Death: May 2,1957 St. Marys, Pa.

Services: 4 West Sixth Street, Emporium, Pa.

Monday, May 6, 1957 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Interment: Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pa.

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Mrs. Frances C. Cool

Mrs. Frances C. Cool, 83, of Buffalo, N.Y. died Wednesday morning in Lafayette Hospital in that city. She was the wife of the late Edward Cool, and they formerly resided in Bradford and Driftwood. Funeral services will be held at the Stephen-Burns Funeral Home,266 East Ave., Buffalo, at 11 a.m. Friday, Burial will be in Emporium at 4 p.m.

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James D. Counsil

EMPORIUM - James D. Counsil, 81, of Sinnemahoning died early Friday morning at he Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

He owned and operated a general store in that community prior to his retirement, and served on the school board for more than 20 years and was a former Cameron County commissioner.

Mr. Counsil was a member of the Methodist Church, Driftwood Loge, F & A.M., No. 532; Williamsport Consistory, and formerly a Member of the Tall Cedars.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lola Drum; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Betty) Orsich of Emporium; three grandchildren a brother, Edward Counsil of Maplewood, N.J. a sister, Mrs. Roscoe (Helen) Smith of Wilfington, Del. A son preceded him in death Friends are being received at he Coppersmith Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held there at 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at he funeral home at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Oliver Krapf of the local Methodist Church officiating

Burial will be in Newton cemetery.

--- date not noted < James D. Counsil: 1882 - 1963>

COUNTY NATIVE DIES LAST WEEK IN GREENSBURG

Word was received last week of the death of Mrs. Mabel Wylie Cox, a County native in a nursing home at Greensburg.

Mrs. Cox was born in Sterling Run August 1875 the daughter of the late Alpheus and Eva Wylie. She spent her girlhood in Sterling Run and also was a teacher in the school there, She also taught school in Holliday and Greensburg for many years.

Because of the weather the body is being held in Greensburg

and will be later brought to Sterling Run for burial.

She is survived by a brother Herman Wylie, Sterling Run. Two cousins, Edwin Darrin, Coudersport and Harry A. Wylie, Wilmington, Del., also survive.

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Ralph Crouse Dies Following Long Illness

Ralph E. Crouse, 75, of 732 Ontario Avenue, well known Retired signal maintainer of he Pennsylvania Railroad Company, died at his hone Friday, October 11, at 4:45 p.m. Mr. Crouse had been in failing health the past ten years and confined to his home the past seven years.

He was born at Dauphin, July 28,1888, son of the late George W. and Sarah Hinkle Crouse. He lived most of his life in Renovo. He attended the Renovo Schools and was a graduate of the Renovo High School Class of 1905. He attended Pennsylvania State College.

He entered the employment of the Railroad Company at Renovo June 10,1905 and retired January 6,. 1954 after49 years of service.

He was married to the former Rose Dolan of Emporium,

April 26,1928 at Emporium by Father William E. O’Hearn, former pastor of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Mr. Crouse was a lover of the outdoors. His hobby was hunting and fishing. He spent much of his spare time at his camp on the Southside Mountain overlooking Keating

He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Renovo and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.

He leaves beside his wife, Rose, three daughters and two sons: Mrs. George (Rosemary) Fantaski, Buffalo, N.Y.: Mrs. Thomas (Sarah) Schnars, Renovo; Mrs. Clifford Regina) Rhoades, Buffalo, N.Y.; Ralph E. and George M. Crouse at home; also 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Buff, Lock Haven two brother, Harry A. Crouse, Grove City; John Crouse, Providence, R. I. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at the Maxwell Funeral Home. Rev. Lewis Crouse, pastor of the First Methodist Church Officiated. Burial was made at Hyner.

<Ralph E. 1888-1963 & Rose C. Crouse 1900-1979; Hyner Cem.>

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George Darrin Sinnamahoning, Dies in Hospital

EMPORIUM (Special) - George Darrin, 82, of Sinnamahoning, died at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport at 10:20 a.m. Friday. He was a patient at he hospital for the past three weeks. Prior to that the had been confined at the Renovo Hospital for three weeks.

He was bon in Sterling Run on Feb. 22, 1878, and was married to the late Mrs. Bessie Mae Krebs Darrin in September 1902 in Sinnemahoning. She died in 1954.

Mr. Darrin was associated with the Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Renovo as a caiman for a period 32 years, starting in 1924 and retiring in 1956. For many years he was active in many affairs in Sinnamahoning where he had made his home since 1947

He was a member of the Methodist Church at Sinnamahoning, Driftwood Lodge and Coudersport Consistory.

Surviving are nine children, John, Clifton Beach, N.J., Mrs. Margaret Irwin, Erie: Mrs. Lillian Milliken, Lyons, N.Y., and Mrs. Martha Boyer, Meadville: one brother, Edwin Darrin, of Coudersport; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Emporium funeral home this

afternoon and evening with the body being taken to a Renovo

Funeral home for Sunday afternoon and evening. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A prayer service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Renovo Methodist Church with the Rev. Percy Boughey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the North Bend Cemetery. --- December 1960 --

---Lee Dempsey, 77, Of Castle Garden Dies Suddenly

EMPORIUM, (Special) - Lee Roy Dempsey, 77, of Castle Garden, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday eve route to the Renovo Hospital in the Bucktail Ambulance of Driftwood. Born Nov 28, 1884, in Emerickville, Jefferson County, Mr. Dempsey moved to the Driftwood area in 1916. He had been a track foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 47 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Freedline Dempsey; three sons, Howard of Sinnemahoning, Irvin and Wayne of Driftwood; two daughters, Miss Ethel Dempsey of Driftwood and Miss Alice Dempsey of Emerickville; three brothers, Robert of Brookville, William and Clarence of Emerickville; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Minich of Erie, Mrs. Jennie Bierly and Mrs. Althea Reitz of Brookville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at he late residence in Castle Garden this afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thruway in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Castle Garden, with further services at 4 o’clock in the Church of God at Emerickville. The Rev. Robert Wolcott, pastor of the Castle Garden church, will officiate at both services. Burial will be in the Emerickville Cemetery.

---- April 9, 1962

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IN MEMORY OF: John Devling

Date of Birth: February 21, 1881

Date of Death: June 4, 1961

Place and Time of Services:

4 West Sixth Street, Emporium, Pa

Wednesday, June 7, 1961 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Place of Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Pa.

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JOHN DEVLING DIES IN RIDGWAY HOSPITAL

John Devling died in the Ridgway Hospital Sunday, he had been admitted the day previously Mr. Devling, a lifelong County resident, was born in

Sterling Run February 22, 1881 the son of the late William Eugene and Jane Mason Devling. He had live in Sterling Run most of his life. He had been a guest at Grove House for some time.

He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Euen Marshall, Sterling Run and a brother Clifford Marshall, Oregon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Coppersmith’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph G. Rigby,

Pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Sterling Run Cemetery.

-----not dated. <Tombstone inscription: John Devling 1881-1961>

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In Memory of: CHARLES ALBERT DICE

Date of Birth: November 2, 1872

Date of Death: August 16, 1954

Services: Wednesday, August 18, 1954 in Funeral Home 2:00 p.m.

Interment: Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pa.

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In Memory of: GEORGE LEONARD DILL

Date of Birth: October 27, 1891 Mix Run, Pa.

Date of Death: March 31, 1956 St. Marys, Pa.

Place of Services: Sterling Run Church

Tuesday, April 3, 1956 2:30 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Place of Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery

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IN MEMORY OF: Charles W. Dougherty

BORN: May 27, 1895 Driftwood, Pa.

ENTERED INTO REST: November 10,1963

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE: St. James Catholic Church,

November 13, 1963 - 10 a.m.

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING: Father Floyd Reda

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Driftwood Cemetery

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Charles Dougherty

EMPORIUM (Special) - Charles Dougherty, 68, a life-long

resident of this community died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in Castle Gardens

He was born in Castle Gardens May 27, 1895, the son of late Edward and Ella Dougherty He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 45 years, 1916 to 1961, as a station agent at Driftwood and Emporium. He retired because of ill Health.

Mr. Dougherty was married to Anna Hertlein April 15, 1939, at St. James Catholic Church rectory in Driftwood. He was a Member of St. James Church and Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks Union.

Surviving are his wife: a daughter, Sandra, at home, and a

sister, Mrs. Florence Towers of Warren.

Friends will be received at the home starting at 7 p.m. today The Rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Church with the Rev. Floyd Reda, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Castle Gardens. newspaper and date not noted...

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INMEMORY OF: Nellie Marsh Driver

Date of Birth: September 15,1874 Driftwood, Penna.

Date of Death: December 18, 1959 Smethport, Penna.

Place and Time of Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home

Emporium, Penna. Sunday

December 20, 1959 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Douglas Porter

Place of Interment: McKean Memorial Park

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Miss Virginia Jane Duell Died Suddenly at Conneaut, O., Wednesday, Feb. 29 (this date should be March 1st.)

Sadness shrouded the home of Mr. A. C. Collins, 780 Main Street,

Conneaut, Ohio, following the mysterious death at 9:27 Wednesday

evening February 29, of little Virginia Jane Duell, aged 11, who for the past six years had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Collins. Virginia's mother died at the time of Virginia's birth at Driftwood, Pa., May 15, 1916, where her father Alonzo Duell still lives. She was an only child of Mr. and Mrs. Duell.

It is said that the illness baffled the skill of the attending physicians.

The exact cause of death has not been definitely determined although

what appeared to be a slight accident Monday, Feb. 27, is known to

have been a contributing factor.

Virginia and a playmate after returning from school were given

permission to go to the flats about 4:20 to gather pussy willows.

In descending a hill Virginia suddenly turned her ankle and fell,

sliding or rolling to the bottom of the hill. She arose apparently none

the worse for her tumble. The girls, after gathering their willows,

returned to the house and played for some time.

Later in the evening, however, Virginia began to cry but could not

give the location of any pain, although a slight swelling was noticed

above her left temple. No other injuries were in evidence. Soon she

began to talk incoherently and a doctor was summoned. After an

examination her condition was pronounced, not serious but during

Tuesday night she remained in a stupor. On Wednesday she was

taken to the Brown Memorial Hospital where an X-ray examination

was given. This revealed nothing and Virginia spent the main part

of the time in a deep sleep from which she was occasionally aroused.

Seemingly she was free from pain, and death came very suddenly

and unexpectedly on Wednesday February 29. (March 1, 1927)

She was a pupil at the West Main Street School and was very popular with her playmates She was also a member of the First Congregational Sunday School and is said to have possessed an outstanding trait of kindness toward elderly people.

A prayer service was held in Mr. Collins home on Friday afternoon

at 4:00 o'clock by Rev. J. H. Rankin, Pastor of the First Congregational Church. The remains were brought to Driftwood Saturday morning and the Funeral services conducted in the school house at Huntley, Pa., at 1:30 by Rev. Francis B. Markell Interment was made beside her mother in the burial ground at Huntley. The text used, was part of Ecclesiastes 7:14. "In The Day of Adversity, Consider." -- 1927 -

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COUNTY NATIVE DIES IN SALISBURY, MD

Mrs. May Roth Rock Earl, 92, native of Driftwood, died April (12, 1962) in the Springhill Sanatorium, Salisbury, Md., after a prolonged illness.

She was born in Driftwood. She was a long time resident if Elkhart, Ind., where she was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was honored by St. John’s Guild in 1918 for distinguished service. She was also a member of the Elkhart Eastern Star Lodge.

She was graduated from Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, with a degree in Music

She was the widow if the late John T. Earl, editor of the Driftwood Gazette.

She had also resided in Kew gardens, L.I., and Miami, Fla. And the last four years were spent at Berlin, Md.

Funeral services were held at the Watson and Whaley Funeral Home, Selbeyville, Del., Saturday with the Rev. William L. DeWees, rector of St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, Ocean City, Md., officiating. Interment was made in Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View, Del.

She is survived by two sons, Robert, Berlin and Donald, Wynnewood. Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

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John T. Earl, 93, Once Driftwood Editor, Is Dead

EMPORIUM (Special) - Word has been received here of the death of John Thomas Earl, proprietor and editor of the now defunct Driftwood Gazette in the late 1800’s, who died Saturday at The age of 93 in Peninsula General Hospital, Salisbury, Md., after a brief illness.

Mr. Earl was born June 16, 1868, in Sterling Run, Cameron County. The grandson of one of the first settlers of Emporium John Earl. He was a retired manufacturer of welding equipment. Survivors include his wife, the former Eleanor May Rothrock of Berlin, Md.; two sons, Robert J. of Berlin, and Donald of Wynwood, Pa.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday at a funeral home in Selbyville, Del. Burial was in the Mariner Bethel Cemetery at Ocean View, Del.

---- Died December 2, 1961.

John T. Earls Dies Was Former Editor

John T. Earl, long time owner and editor of the Driftwood Gazette, died December 2 at his home in Berlin, Maryland. Mr. Earl was born in Sterling Run June 16, 1868, the son of the late Jerome and Mary Lewis Earl. His father was the son of one of the First settlers in Cameron County. His parents operated the Sterling House until it was destroyed by fire. They then moved to Driftwood Where the family operated the Curtin House. Mr. Earl entered the employ of the Driftwood Gazette at he age of 15. He had always shown and interest in this field and had many articles published in the Cameron County Press as well as the Gazette. He joined the Elk County Gazette for almost a year. He returned to Driftwood and became a part owner of the paper Later he bought his partner out and carried on alone until the 1890’s when he left the community. He was married to May Rothrock of Driftwood. He served his adopted community in many ways such as school director, overseer of the poor and justice of the peace among others. He then entered the manufacture of welding supplies and was in this field until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Elkhart, Ind. And the Episcopal Church at Richmond, N.Y. Funeral service were held December 5 at the Walston and Whaley Funeral Home, Selbyville, Del. with a the Rev. William L. DeWees officiating. Interment was made in Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View, Del.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Robert, Berlin, Md., and Donald, Wynneswood, Pa. Mr. Earl made his last visit to Cameron County in June 1960 just prior to the observance of the County’s Centennial. One of his stops was at he Sidney Kennedy home in Driftwood were he courted and wed his wife sixty some years ago It was where the Rothhrick’s (Rothrock’s) home for many years

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IN MEMORY OF: Albert Allen Eggler

Born: Galeton, Pa. September 13, 1889

Date of Death: Houghton, N.Y., December 5, 1952

Services At: 2:00 p.m., December 9, 1952 Castle Garden Church

Clergyman officiating: Rev. Aaron A. Hickok

Final Resting Place: Castle Garden Cemetery.

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IN MEMORY OF: William F. Eggler

Born: May 3, 1913 Driftwood, Pa.

ENTERED INTO REST: December 17,1962 Driftwood, Pa.

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:

Maxwell Funeral Home Renovo, PA

December 20, 1962 - 2:00 p.m.

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING: Rev. Gordon Krepps, Pastor

North Bend Methodist Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE: North Bend Cemetery, North Bend, Pa.

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IN MEMORY OF: Dale A. L. English

Date of Birth: May 12, 1913 Castle Garden, Penna

Date of Death: January 26,1964 St. Marys, Penna

Place and Time of Services:

Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church

Wednesday, January 29, 1964 2:00 P. M.

Clergyman: Rev. Robert Woolcott

Interment: Castle Garden Cemetery

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IN MEMORY OF: George Edward English

Date of Birth: August 4, 1878. Mason Hill, Pa.

Date of Death: September 3, 1959. Castle Garden, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Castle Garden Church

Sunday, September 6, 1959. 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Theodore Pagett

Place of Interment: Castle Garden Cemetery

Masonic Services In Late Residence, In Castle Garden, Saturday

September 5, 8 P.M. Driftwood Lodge No. 532.

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IN MEMORY OF: Maude English

Date of Birth: May 2, 1886 Mason Hill

Date of Death: November 5, 1962 Castle Garden

Place and Time of Services:

Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church

Friday, November 9, 1962 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Robert Wolcott

Interment: Castle Garden Cemetery

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MRS. MAUDE ENGLISH DIES AT CASTLE GARDEN

Mrs. Maude English, lifelong resident of Cameron County, was found dead at her home early Tuesday morning. Mrs. English had been in her usual good health and her sudden death comes as a distinct shock to her friends and family. Mrs. English had planned to be an Election watcher in her Precinct Tuesday.

She was born May 2, 1886 on Mason Hill the daughter of the late Charles and Hannah Miller Williams. She was married to George English who preceded her in death in 1959. She was a devout member of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church. Friends are being received at the Coppersmith Funeral Home. Removal will be made to the Castle Garden Church at 1:15 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wolcott, pastor, officiating Interment will be made in Castle Garden Cemetery.

--- date not noted.

Maude Williams/English death date November 6, 1962-

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CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank friends and relative of our Aunt, Mrs. Maude English, for their expression of sympathy at the time of her death. Mrs. Beatrice Mohr, Mr. Merlin Duell

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Services for: Hugh M. Flemming.

Born Lock Haven, Pa. May 13,1892.

Died Lock Haven, Pa. June 8,1947.

Service Held at Helt Funeral Home June 11,1947 2:p.m.

Minister: Rev. Edwin Hayden

Interment: Rest Haven Memorial Park

Bearers: Representatives of F. & A. M.

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Wilbur Floyd, 81, Driftwood, Dies; Rites Saturday

EMPORIUM (Special) - A life long resident of Cameron County, Wilbur Floyd, 81, of Driftwood, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the Kaul Memorial Hospital at St. Marys, where he had been a patient for a week

Born June 20, 1880**, in Grove (now Grove Township). Mr. Floyd had lived more that 50 years in West Gibson Township. He was a retired township supervisor and prior to that position, a Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman and section worker.

His wife, the former Stella May Logue, preceded him in death in August, 1952.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martin Whitcomb of Driftwood, with whom he had made his home, and Mrs. Bert Nelson of Emporium; two sisters, Mrs. Emaline Cantine of Emporium, and Mrs. Nancy Cheatle of St. Marys seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the late home in Driftwood today and Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church there, with the Rev. Robert Wolcott, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Driftwood Cemetery.

--- (died: Nov. 29, 1961.) <*conflicting birth dates: June 20 & 22, 1880.>

 

WILBER W. S. FLOYD IS BURIED AT DRIFTWOOD

Funeral services for Wilber W. S. Floyd were held Saturday afternoon at the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Wolcott, pastor , officiating Interment was made in Driftwood Cemetery.

Mr. Floyd died at the St. Marys Hospital Thursday morning where he had been a patient for a week. He was born in Grove Township June 22,** 1880 the son of the late Campbell and Mary Dent Floyd. He was married to Stella May Logue who died in 1952. He had been a brakeman and section worker on the Pennsylvania Railroad. He served as Township Supervisor in West Gibson before he retired.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martin (Faye) Whitcomb, Driftwood and Mrs. Bert (Lucille) Nelson, Emporium. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emaline Cantine, Emporium and Mrs. Nancy Cheatle, St. Marys, 7 grandchildren and two great grandchildren

He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Castle Garden. Bearers were William McKimm, Irvin Dempsey, Wayne Dempsey, Clyde Smith, Howard Dempsey and William Whitcomb.

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<Oak Hill Cem. Inscription: Wilbur W. Floyd 1880-no date>

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Mrs. Margaret Ford

ST. MARYS ( Special) - Mrs. Margaret Doyle Ford, 75, of 218 Rosely St., died at 10 a.m. Saturday in Reno, Nev., while visiting her son there.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First

Methodist Church here with burial to follow in McKean Memorial Park at Lafayette

She was born in Bullis Mills, Jan. 1, 1887, and had been a

St. Marys resident for 50 years.

She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Mary Ganoe, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Anthony Herbst, St. Marys; two sons, Gilbert, Reno, and Harold C. Emporium; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Armstrong, Emporium, and Mrs. Kathryn Yetzer, N. Platte, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry S. Ford, June 8, 1958. She was a member of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church and Women’s Auxiliary of Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.

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Rolla M. Ford Of St. Marys Is Dead

Rolla M. Ford, 85, of 332 Pine St., St. Marys, died at 9:20 o'clock Wednesday night in Kaul Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

Deceased who was a one-time railroader and later a Stackpole Carbon Company employee 35 years prior to his retirement, had been ill the past six weeks.

Mr. Ford was born in Driftwood August 21,1875, and had been a St. Marys resident the last 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Phoebe Doyle, whom he married in Olean Sept. 20,1904.

He is survived by two foster daughters, Freda, Mrs. Bernard Bugden, Ridgway; Meda, Mrs. Joseph Wortman, St. Marys, as well as two brothers, Claire Ford, Emporium; Dewitt Ford, St. Marys, a sister, Mrs. Hazel Dinsmore St. Marys and two nephews Earl Ford. St. Marys; Paul Ford, Newport News, Va.

-- <newspaper and date not noted...Rolla M. Ford died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1960>

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In Memory of: Troxell S. Fulton

Date of Birth: November 17,1877 Emporium, Pa.

Date of Death: November 8,1957 Williamsport, Pa.

Services: Methodist Church, Sinnemahoning, Pa.

Monday, November 11, 1957 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. H.S. Taylor

Interment: Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pa.

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IN MEMORY OF: Arthur Durell Gore

BORN: October 18, 1865 Driftwood, Pa.

ENTERED INTO REST: Sinnemahoning, Pa. October 8,1957

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:

Residence, Sinnemahoning, Pa., October 11, 1957

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING:

Rev. Guy W. McGarvy, Pastor

Christian Alliance Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE:

Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, Pa.

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IN MEMORY OF: Lillie Mae Haines

(Born) May 15, 1889 Flemington, Pa.

(Death) May 16, 1960 Driftwood, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Driftwood Methodist Church, Thursday

May 19, 1960 2:00

Clergyman: Rev. H.S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Driftwood Cemetery

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MRS. LILLIE M. HAINES DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Lillie Mae Haines died at her home in Driftwood late Monday after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Haines was born in Flemington the daughter of Robert and Amanda Tanner Witham May 15, 1889. She had lived in Driftwood for the past 48 years. She was married to Elmer C. Haines in Driftwood in March 1912. He died in 1942.

She is survived by one daughter Phyllis Haines of Driftwood and a nephew Harold Witham, of Emporium, whom Mrs. Haines raised. A sister Mrs. Mildred Mack, of Baltimore, Md., also survives.

She was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at the Driftwood Church this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock with the Rev. H. S. Taylor, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Driftwood Cemetery.

< Cemeteries and Burial Plots of Cameron County, Pennsylvania, Compiled By: Sarah A. & Iris S. Caskey list on page 34...

HANES, Elmer C. 1886 - 1942 and Lillie M. Hanes 1889 - 1960 >

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IN MEMORY OF: Freda Caroline Haynes

Date of Birth: March 17, 1905, Sinnemahoning, Pa.

Date of Death: April 2, 1962, St. Marys, Pa.

Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home, Thursday

April 5, 1962, 2:00 P.M.

Officiating: Rev. Wayne Gregory

Place of Interment: Crum Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, PA

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Sinnamahoning Woman is Killed in Accident

Mrs. Gerald Haynes of Sinnamahoning, and Mrs. Melvin Gardner, of Daguscahonda, were killed Monday Morning in a three-vehicle accident on the St. Marys-Ridgway Road about three miles west of St. Marys at 9:30 a.m. Mrs. Haynes was pronounced dead at the scene. Mrs. Gardner died in the St. Marys Hospital at 11 a.m. Mrs. Haynes death was attributed to a fractured skull. Mrs. Gardner also suffered a fractured skull as well as a fractured right arm.

Also injured in the accident were Mrs. Irene Berfield and Mrs. Rhonda Whitcomb, both of Driftwood and Miss Shirley Gnan, of

St. Marys. Mrs. Haynes was a passenger in the truck being driven

by her daughter Mrs. Berfield and Mrs. Gardner was a passenger

in the Gnan car. A third vehicle, driven by Miss Sally Jo Lund, of Ridgway, a school teacher in the Emporium elementary school, crashed into the car and truck involved in the accident but a few moments before. She was not injured but her car was extensively damaged. According to the State Police who investigated the accident, Miss Gnan was driving a Mercury sedan toward St. Marys when the car hit an icy spot on the slippery highway. It went out of control and turned completely around and into the westbound lane into the path of the Berfield pickup truck headed toward Ridgway The truck struck the rear of the car.

Mrs. Berfield's injuries were listed as multiple contusion, bruises and compound fracture of the right knee. Mrs. Whitcomb sustained

facial lacerations, probable knee fracture and several fractured ribs.

Their conditions were listed as satisfactory. Miss Gnan suffered head lacerations and a possible fractured leg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Haynes will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the Coppersmith Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Gregory, pastor of the Sinnamahoning Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be made in the Crum Cemetery, Sinnamahoning.

Mrs. Haynes was born in Sinnamahoning March 17, 1905 the daughter of the late Mrs and Mrs. Milford Krebs and had been a life long resident to that area. She was married to Gerald (Ted) Haynes.

She is survived by her husband and the following children, Mrs. Berfield, Driftwood; Joseph, Emporium; Mrs. James (Jesse) DeShong, Honolulu, Hawaii; James, Gary, Charlotte and Charles at home. She is also survived by a brother, Gordon Krebs, Marseilles, Ill; two sisters Mrs. Wardell Dexter, Eatonburg and Mrs. Alfred Lockwood, Lewisburg

She was a member of the Sinnamahoning Methodist Church.

-- date of death march 30,1962 -

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IN MEMORY OF: Cora Lydia Hicks

Date of Birth: August 16,1875 Huntley, Penna.

Date of Death: March 13,1960 Cameron, Penna.

Place and Time of Services: 4 West Sixth Street, Emporium, Penna.

Wednesday, March 16, 1960 2:00 P.M

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Place of Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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Fred P. Hill Dies in Elk Hospital

RIDGWAY (Special) - Fred P. Hill, of 214 Monterey Ave., died Tuesday morning in Elk County General Hospital following a

lengthy illness. He was born in Emporium and had lived here

for the past 30 years. He was employed by the Elliott Co.,

before his retirement in 1959.

The son of the late Martin and Rose Ownes Hill, he is survived

his wife, Bertha Lewis Hill; one son, Alan of Ridgway; two

daughters, Mrs. Bud Siders and Mrs. Harold Bish of DuBois;

two brothers, Henry of Ridgway and Abner of Youngstown, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Arvilla Jordan of Emporium and Mrs. W. Smith of St. Marys.

The Rev. James G. Cousins will officiate at a 10 a.m. prayer service here with burial to be made in the Morningside Cemetery in DuBois.

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IN MEMORY OF: Miss A. Gertrude Hill

Date of Birth: October 4, 1878 Grove Hill

Date of Death: July 25, 1964 Lockport, N.Y.

Place and Time of Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 29, 1964 1:30 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Harter S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Grove Hill Cemetery

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Miss A. Gertrude Hill

EMPORIUM (Special) - Miss A. Gertrude Hill, a retired Driftwood area school teacher, died at Niagara County Infirmary, Lockport, N.Y. early Sunday morning. She had been a patient there for last two years.

Miss Hill was born in Grove Hill near Huntley Oct 4, 1878, daughter of the late George and Anetta Owens Hill. She was graduated from Lock Haven Normal School in 1907 and completed further studies acquiring permanent certification in 1909. She had taught in Driftwood,

Huntley, and Castle Garden schools for 42 years. Miss Hill was a member of Driftwood Methodist Church.

She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Francis Weidenboerner, Emporium, and Mrs. Guy Daughtery, Tucson, Ariz., and a nephew, Jesse Smith, Burt, N.Y.

She moved to Burt to live with her nephew three years ago and then entered the infirmary at Lockport.

Friends may call at a local funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight. Funeral Services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Harter S. Taylor, former pastor of the Sinnamahoning church, officiating.

Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.

----July 25,1965---

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MRS. MINNIE HILL IS BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Viola Hill, well known Emporium resident, were held Sunday afternoon at the Coppersmith Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph G. Rigby, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Newton Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill, who had been a resident here for the past 47 years, died last Thursday evening in the St. Marys Hospital. She had been a patient in the hospital for one day.

She was born in Costello December 10, 1888 the daughter of the late Harrison and Oretta Reid Bailey. She was married to Elmer Hill, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Francis (Francelia) Weidenboerner, three grandchildren and a sister in law Miss Gertrude Hill, of Driftwood.

Pallbearers were Clarence Josephs, Irvin Hammersley, Harold Carlson, Dean Jordan, Millard Williams and Charles Fields.

< Elmer E. Hill 1884-1955. Minnie V. 1888 -1960, at Newton Cem.>

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MRS. MYRTLE A. IVES IS BURIED IN WEEDVILLE

Mrs. Myrtle A. Ives, of Elwood City, died last Thursday in Altoona following a long illness. She was 84. Mrs. Ives was born Jan. 11,1879 in Beechwood the daughter of Harry and Amelia Hanscomb. She was married to Omar H. Ives who died in 1926. She had spent the past two years in a convalescent home in Altoona.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Minnie Anderson and Mrs. Lurenda Extrom, Succasuna, N.J.; Mrs. Edith Gray, Weedville; Mrs. Florence Reed, Emporium; Mrs. Stella Boots, Elwood City; two sons, Ralph, Pittsburgh and Omar Jr., Tayler. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren as well as a sister Mrs. James (Abbie) Beckwith, Blaisdell, N.Y.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Geer Funeral home, Penfield, with the Rev. Meredith Twining officiating. interment was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weedville.

Pallbearers were Robert Boots, Lee Boots, Lamont Gray, Ernest Gray, James Reed and Grover Reed all grandsons.

---March 16,1963.--

 

IN MEMORY OF: FRANK E. JOHNSON

Born: June 6. 1901 Huntley, Pa.

Entered into Rest: October 29,1963 DuBois, Pa

Place and Time of Service:

Driftwood Methodist Church, Driftwood, Pa

November 1, 1963 - 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman officiating: Rev. Wayne Gregory, Pastor

Final Resting Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood, Pa.

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G. D. Johnson Life long Resident Of Grant & Wealthy Gas Land Owner Died Of Heat Stroke

(photo insert of people standing around)

Glenn D. Johnson, 80, of Grant died about 9:30 A.M. on September

4, (1953) in the Maple Ave. Hospital in DuBois. He was stricken

by a heat stroke wile strolling around the gas rigs on his property.

When the natural gas boom came into the gas field at Benezette

from Driftwood, the Johnson property was among the first to be

leased. He was half owner in two wells producing on the Johnson

Estate, one which is producing 16 million cubic feet daily and the

other ten million cubic feet. On the property owned entirely by him,

the Kita Gas and Oil Company well is producing 10 million cubic

feet daily.

Until the time he began receiving royalties for the gas Johnson

had been receiving state assistance.

He was born at Grant, January 16,1874, son of John and Emily

(Miller) Johnson.

His wife and two sons and one brother preceded him in death.

As he had no other survivors his nearest relatives are Paul

Johnson of Buffalo N.Y. a second cousin; Margaret Johnson of

Penfield and Mrs. Merritt Johnson of Cleveland cousins by marriage.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Plant at the Johnson

Methodist Church at Grant. Interment was made in the family plot

in the cemetery at Grant. -- Glenn Johnson died Sept. 4, 1953--

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DRIFTWOOD RESIDENT DIES IN DUBOIS HOSPITAL

Frank E. Johnson, 62, of Driftwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois, where he had been a patient since Oct. 9. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born June 6, 1901 at Huntley, the son of the late William W. and Elizabeth Moore Johnson. He attended school at Huntley and Hicks Run and for a short time at the north side school in Renovo.

Mr. Johnson worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a track-

man in the Driftwood area. He retired this past January after

45 years of service.

He was married to E. Edith Saxton, of Renovo, on Dec. 25,1942

at Renovo.

He was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Randy, at home and two

sisters, Mrs. Daisy Wykle and Mrs. Mary Moyer of Bradford

and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held Friday at the Driftwood Methodist

Church with the Rev. Wayne Gregory, pastor, officiating.

Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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<Frank E. Johnson died on Tuesday Oct. 29,1963.>

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In Memory of: Jesse E. Johnson

Date of Birth: June 16, 1872

Date of Death: October 5, 1957

Services: Wesleyan Methodist Church

Castle Garden, PA

Thursday, October 10,1957 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Theodore Pagett

Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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IN MEMORY OF: PHINEAUS H. JOHNSON

Date of Birth: May 13, 1878 Huntley, Penna.

Date of Death: January 3, 1963 Marlboro, N.J.

Place and Time of Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home

Monday, January 7, 1963 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Oliver H. R. Krapf

Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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PHINEAUS H. JOHNSON DIES IN NEW JERSEY

Phineaus H. Johnson, long time Sinnemahoning Resident, died

Thursday Jan. 3, (1963) at a hospital in Marlsboro, N.J. where he

had been a patient for two months.

The Johnson's had resided with a daughter her family in Laurence Harbor, N.J. for the last three years.

Mr. Johnson was born in Huntley May 13, 1876 the son of the late

John L. and Sarah Jane Logue Johnson. He was married to the former Elizabeth M. Seiger.

He was employed by the Graselli Powder Co., and later by the

Pennsylvania Railroad and as a road supervisor in the

Sinnamahoning area.

He was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife and three children Mrs. Walter (Eva)

Miller, Sinnamahoning: Jay H. Johnson, Owenboro, Ky., and

Mrs. George (Angeline) Perise. Lawrence Harbor, N. J.,

14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Coppersmith

Funeral Home with the Rev. Oliver H. R. Krapf, pastor of the First

Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Huntley

Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard and Ronald Nelson, Richard Baldo, Peter Chastains, Paul E. Miller and Robert Miller.

--- Jan. 3, 1963 --

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IN MEMORY OF: Albert Huntley Jordan

Date of Birth: July 21, 1875 Mason Hill

Date of Death: September 5, 1963 Huntley, Penna.

Place and Time of Services: Castle Garden,

Wesleyan Methodist Church

Sunday, September 8, 1963 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Robert Wolcott

Interment: Grove Hill Cemetery

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Albert H. Jordan

EMPORIUM - Albert Huntley Jordan, 88, died Thursday at the home of his sister, Miss Grace Jordan, at Huntley.

He was born July 21,1875, at Mason Hill, and was a lifetime resident of the Down County area. He was the son of the late John and Anna Jordan. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated a large farm in the Grove Hill area. He was married to the former Myrta Hill Sept. 24,1901. She died in 1958.

Mr. Jordan was a member of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Hugar of Wellsville, N.Y.; Mrs. Maurice (Charlotte) Cornelius of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Mrs. Alice Rougeaus of Wallace, N.Y.; two sons, Evan of Grove Hill, and John of Clarence, N.Y.; three sisters, the Misses Helen and Grace Jordan of Huntley and Mrs. Max (Ruth) Baldwin of Wellsville, a brother, Charles Jordan of Buffalo, N.Y. ;

21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Coppersmith Funeral Home.

The body will be removed to the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church at 1:15 p.m. Sunday were services will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Wolcott will officiate, and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery at Huntley.

---newspaper and date not noted:

Albert Huntley Jordan, died on: Sept. 5,1963.

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IN MOMORY OF: Myrta Amana Jordan

Date of Birth: October 28,1879 Park’s Creek, Bradford County, Penna.

Date of Death: July 16,1958

Place and Time of Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home,

Emporium, Pa., Saturday, July 19, 1958, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Theodore Pagett

Place of Interment: Grove Hill Cemetery, Huntley, Penna.

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IN MEMORY OF: Reuben E. Jordan

Date of Birth: June 21,1875 Mason Hill

Date of Death: December 7, 1960 Betula

Place and Time of Services:

Coppersmith Funeral Home, Sunday

December 11, 1960. 2:30 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Albert L. Rheem

Place of Interment: Mason Hill Cemetery

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Reuben E. Jordan Dies at 85 in His Home at Betula

EMPORIUM (Special) - Reuben E. Jordan, 85, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Betula. Born June 21, 1875, in Mason Hill, he had resided in Byrnedale before moving to Betula eight years ago. His wife, Ellen Hicks Jordan, preceded him in death in 1949. He was a retired blacksmith.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Jordan of Smethport RD; Lester Jordan of Smethport; Roger Jordan Hazel Hurst, and Paul Jordan stationed with the U.S. Navy in California; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Brown of Englewood, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Jordan of Driftwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Marsh of Keating Summit and Mrs. Viola Barr of Medix Run. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at an Emporium funeral home with the Rev. Albert Rheem, pastor of the Sinnemahoning Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mason Hill Cemetery

---- Died: December 07, 1960

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In Memory of: Thomas W. Kailbourn

Date of Birth: August 21,1869, Deer Creek, Clearfield County, PA

Date of Death: March 9, 1958, Emporium, Pa.

Services: Coppersmith Funeral Home, Tuesday,

March 11,1958, 3:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery

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In Memory of: Violet H. Kailbourn

Date of Birth: July 7, 1876

Date of Death: June 1, 1957

Services: Sterling Run Church, Tuesday,

June 4, 1957, 3:30 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery

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Frank M. Keller Of Castle Garden Dies in Hospital

EMPORIUM (Special) - Frank M. Keller, 62 of Castle Garden

died shortly after noon Sunday at Maple Ave. Hospital in DuBois

where he had been a patient one week.

Born May 20, 1898, in Rochester Mills, Indiana County, he had

been a resident of Clymer and Sinnemahoning before moving to the

Driftwood area in 1936. For the past seven years he had been

township road supervisor. He was employed previously with the

New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads. He was a member

of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dolly Shankel Keller; one daughter,

Mrs. Loraine Doughtery of Castle Garden; three grandchildren;

three brothers, Ralph Keller and Claire Keller of Dixonville and

Everett Keller of Marion Center, and two sisters, Mrs. Luella Height of Clearfield and Mrs. Mary Akins of Emporium.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Walcott, pastor, officiating. A prayers service will be conducting at he family residence at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Castle Garden Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Castle Garden funeral home.

-- <Not dated and no reference info at Castle Garden Cem.>

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Harold B. King

NORWELL - Harold B. King died Saturday evening at his home on River street this town, following a short illness. He was 66 years old. Born in Tarrytown, N.Y., he was a graduate of Columbia University, class of 1916. Mr. King was a mechanical engineer and for five years was assistant plant manager at the National Fire Works in Hanover. He was founder of the Industrial Electric Co., in Hanover. He was member of he Hanover Rotary Club and a former member of the Norwell school building committee

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rena (Jordan) King; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Beal, of Wheaton, Ill.; a son, James T. King of this town; five grandchildren and a brother T. Edward King of Hartsdale, N.Y. Rev. Robert L. Jones of St. Andres’s Church, Hanover, will officiate at services Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home on Central street here, Burial will be in First Parish Cemetery.

----1959

FORMER RESIDENT DIED

Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Helen Kreider, of

Long Beach, Cal. She was found dead at her home.

She was born here the daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Alton

Housler. She was married to Lamont N. Kreider, who died several

years ago.

-- July 1962 -

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IN MEMORY OF: Lloyd E. Logue

BORN: November 27, 1882 Huntley, Pa.

ENTERED INTO REST: March 19, 1956

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:

Maxwell Funeral Home, Renovo, Pa., March 21,1956

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING:

Rev. Percy Boughey, Pastor

The First Methodist Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, Pa.

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Mrs. Genevive McKimm Dies Suddenly Tuesday

Mrs. Genevieve Barclay McKimm, Executive Director of the

Cameron County Board of Assistance, died suddenly Tuesday

evening at her home in Sinnamahoning of an apparent heart attack.

Mrs. McKimm was I her usual good health and was in her office here Tuesday. Her sudden and untimely death comes as a distinct shock to her family, her many friends and co-workers in the welfare field. She was deeply interested in and concerned with her work and her many services will be sorely missed.

Mrs. McKimm, a lifetime resident of Sinnamahoning, was born there in 1913 the daughter of the late J. Arthur and Elsie Gore Barclay. She graduated from Emporium high school.

During World War II she served with the Red Cross in England.

She had served the local Assistance Board as Executive Director

for the past 10 years.

She was married to William W McKimm Oct. 20,1962 in Sinnamahoning. She was a member of the Methodist Church Emporium Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and Cameron Chapter,

Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Dugger, Philadelphia; Mrs. Helga (Helen) Anderson, Sinnamahoning; three brothers, Stanton D. Barclay, West Newton, Mass; and Kenneth B. Barclay, Waltham, Mass.

Friends will be received at the late home in Sinnamahoning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.

Arrangements are by Coppersmith Funeral Home.

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EMPORIUM - Mrs. William W. McKimm, the former Genevieve

Barclay, died at her home in Sinnemahoning late Tuesday evening.

A lifelong resident of Sinnemahoning, she was born there on

Sept. 27,1912, daughter of the late J. Arthur and Elsie Gore Barclay.

Mrs. McKimm was executive director of the Cameron County office

of the Department of Public Welfare for the past 10 years. During

World War II, she served in England with the field services of the

American Red Cross. She was a member of the Methodist Church,

Emporium Lodge 101 of the Order of Eastern Star and Daughters

of the American Revolution.

She was married in October 1962 to William W. McKimm, who

survives. Also surviving are two sisters Mrs. John Dugger of

Philadelphia and Mrs. Helga Anderson of Sinnemahoning; and

three brothers, Stanton D. Barclay of West Newton, Mass., Charles

F. Barclay of Weston Mass., and Kenneth B. Barclay of Waltham,

Mass.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Coppersmith's

Funeral Home and are incomplete.

---- <Genevieve Barclay / McKimm died on Tuesday Jan. 22,1964.>

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Franks S. McQuay

COUDERSPORT (Special) - Frank S. McQuay, 71, who made

his home at 23 Iroquois Drive, Buffalo, and at his trailer home

in Roulette, was found dead in the trailer about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Mr. McQuay, who had been under the care of physician, was

last seen at about 7:30p.m. Tuesday working in his garden near the trailer. Neighbors missed him Wednesday and Thursday morning to the trailer where they found Mr. McQuay dead in his bed.

John Dec, Deputy Potter County coroner, investigated and issued a certificate of death from natural caused. Time of death was estimated, said Mr. Dec, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Mr. McQuay was born in Driftwood Dec. 12, 1892, and was a retired brakeman for the Pen(n)sylvania Railroad. Since his retirement he was making his home here and in Buffalo. He was a member of Port Allegany Moose Lodge, Roulette Volunteer Fire Department, Roulette Rod and Gun Club, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Buf(f)alo.

Surviving him are three sons, Henry Ira McGuay of Ramsonville,

N.Y., Robert Monroe McQuay, Greenville N.C. and Howard

Ambrose McQuay of Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fay

Toukonen, Ashtabula, Ohio, and Mrs. Amy Elnora Kasmire,

Fort Wyngate, N.Y.

Friends may call at the Lindhome Funeral Home, Coudersport,

after 2 p.m. today. A prayers service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

today at he funeral home with the Rev. Harold West, Sweden

Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating.

Further service wil(l) be held Saturday in Forest Lawn Crematorium, Buffalo, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

--- Frank McQuay died May 8, 1964 --

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Merlin Mann, of 947 E. 24th Street, of Erie died Monday afternoon in St. Vincent Hospital in Erie.

He had been in ill health for several years. A former resident of Ridgway, he was a PRR passenger conductor on 580 before retiring.

Surviving are his wife, and adopted daughter, and a brother, Earl Mann, of Lockport, N.Y. Mrs. Gerald Mann (Gertrude) of Ridgway, is a sister-in-law.

A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon in Erie.

-- Dec. 19, 1961 ---

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DOCTOR'S WIDOW DIES

Mrs. Edward ( Margaret) Mansuy, 83, a former resident of

Driftwood, died Saturday in the St. Claire Home for the Aged

in Allentown.

She was the widow of Dr. Edward Mansuy, who practiced medicine in Driftwood for many years, and was well known throughout the county.

--- March 1963 -- newspaper and date not noted...

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In Memory of: Harvey H. Mason

Date of Birth: March 3. 1887

Date of Death: July 14, 1954

Services: Sunday, July 18,1954 Sterling Run Church, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. H. S. Taylor

Interment: Newton Cemetery

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In Memory of: Euen Charles Marshall

Date of Birth: June 20, 1872, Champagne, France

Date of Date: March 6,1958, Sterling Run, Pa.

Services: Marshall Residence, Sterling Run, Pa.

Sunday, March 9. 1958, 3:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery.

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John May Dies At His Home in Westport

John L. May died Monday November 4 at 10:30 a. m. at his home in Westport. He had not been seriously ill.

He was born at Antes Fort, June 10,1889 son of the late James and Elizabeth D. May He graduated from Westport High School.

Mr. May first went to work on the tracks for his father who was foreman of the Westport section. On February 14, 1913 he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a brakeman. He retired in September 1946 as a freight conductor.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: James May, Vandergrift; Fred May, Erie; Merrill May at home; William May, South Renovo; Howard May, Arlington Virginia; Miss Jane May, at home; Mrs. Helen DeHaas, Westport; Mrs. Hazel Kunselman, Erie and by several nieces and nephews.

High Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Gerald Oeler at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at Drurys Run.

Friends will be received at the May home in Westport after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

<John L. interred at St. Joseph’s Cem., Clinton Co., PA 1889 - 1963>

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Clarence J. Miller

EMPORIUM (Special) - Clarence J. Miller, 88, a resident of Huntley, died Saturday night at the Grove Home where he had been a resident for the past week.

Mr. Miller, who before his retirement three years ago was one of the oldest school board members in Pennsylvania had been a member of the Gibson Township board for 55 years. He had also served as secretary of the board for 52 years.

He was born in Miller's Run Oct. 3, 1876, the son of the late Jacob and Martha Mason Miller. After his schooling he went to work for the John E. DuBois Lumber Co., of Hicks Run, and in 1903 took employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a railroad bridge carpenter retiring in 1941 after more than 39 years.

Mr. Miller was the first president of the Cameron County Board of School Directors and also at one time had been overseer of the poor and Gibson Township assessor

The Emporium Lodge of Odd Fellows 984 two years ago honored Mr. Miller for 55 years of active membership.

His wife, the former Edna Collins, died June 12, 1931.

Surviving are one son, Neil, Penns Grove, N.J., three daughters, Mrs. William Taylor, Clinton Md., Mrs. Robert Stickler, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Reason Baughman, Huntley, with whom Mr. Miller had made his home, and six grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mr. Miller will be Conducted at 8 p.m. today at a local funeral home with funeral services scheduled there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Oliver Krapf,

Emporium First Methodist Church, and the Rev. Harold J. Moore, Sinnamahoning Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Huntley Cemetery.

<Mr. Clarence J. Miller died on December 5, 1964>

--- C.J. Miller’s obit was added by a family member.

These obits & Memorial Cards were collected by C.J. Miller

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FORMER RESIDENT DIES

Word has been received her of the death of former Dents Run - Driftwood resident Charles L. Miller died at his home in DuBois. Funeral services were held Monday at the Geer Funeral Home in Penfield.

--- Dec. 27, 1963 -

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Charles Miller Died Friday.

Charles Lester Miller, Dubois RD3, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday in the Renovo Hospital after an extended illness. He was 86.

Funeral services took place at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Geer Funeral Home, Penfield Burial followed in Morningside Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born June 24, 1877 in Miller Run, son of Geo. and Lucy Ann Lewis Miller. He married to Mary Daugherty. She died in June 1961.

A resident of Bennetts Valley for 78 years, Mr. Miller was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Shaffer, DuBois; and Mrs. Marguerite Kantz, Saegerstown, PA.; a son, Frank, Indiana, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

----- <Charles Lester Miller, died on December 27,1963.>

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Former Valley Resident Dies

Mrs. Mary Jane Miller, wife of Charles L. Miller, 17 Grove, Dubois died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Maple Avenue Hospital after a brief illness. She was 65.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, by Rev. Charles C. Graham. Burial was in Morningside Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was born Aug. 30,1895 in Clayburg, Pa. daughter of Jake and Sarah Mose Daugherty. She was married to Charles L. Miller. He survives.

The deceased has lived in Bennetts Valley for 52 years and had resided in DuBois the past 6 years. She had been employed at the Maple Avenue Hospital. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Miller is survived by two daughters, Mr. Edith Shaffer, DuBois RD; and Mrs. Margarite Kantz, Saegerstown, Pa.; a son, Frank LeRoy, Indiana, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

-- < Mary Jane Daugherty / Miller died on Thursday, June 1, 1961.>

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IN MEMORY OF: PAUL F. MILLER

BORN: June 24,1911

ENTERED INTO REST: April 17,1964.

MEMORIAL SERVICES CONDUCTED:

9:00A.M. April 20,1964, St. Gabriel’s Church

OFFICIATING: Father J.J. Cronin

FINAL RESTING PLACE: St. Gabriel’s Cemetery

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Paul F. Miller

PORT ALLEGANY (Special) - Paul F. Miller, 52, of South Main

St., died early Friday morning in the Port Allegany Community

Hospital after three weeks illness.

He was born on June 24,1911, at Medix Run and was the son of

the late William J. and Elizabeth Ives Miller. He was employed at

the National Powder Company at Eldred.

Mr. Miller was a resident of Clearfield one time, and for 16 years

resided in Emporium before moving to Port Allegany five years ago.

He was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church here and the

Emporium Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alma Miller; two daughters, Mrs.

Lois Clark of Port Allegany, and Sandra Mae Miller, and one son,

Arden Leslie Miller, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Rudy Vallimont,

Emporium; Mrs. Alfred Woods, and Mrs. Alvin Stiner, both of

Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Mrs. Jury Bell, LeContes Mills; six brothers,

Lee Miller, Camden, N.J., Howard Miller, Williamsport; Gerald and

William Miller, both of Clearfield; John Miller of Kersey and Ward

Miller of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Friends may call at the Gallup Funeral Home here after 2 p.m. today.

The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. A Requiem Mass will

be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Gabriel's Church with the

Rev. J. J. Cronin as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's

Cemetery here.

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Killed by Shot In Emporium

EMPORIUM - A 27-year old Star Route man was wounded

fatally at about 2 p.m. Thursday while preparing to clean a rifle

in his home, according to State Police.

Officers said Edward Moate died while being transferred from

Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, St. Marys to Hamot Hospital,

Erie. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Warren State Hospital.

Kaul Memorial authorities said Mr. Moate was in critical condition when he was taken from their hospital at 5:30 p.m. to undergo neuro surgery at Hamot Hospital.

Sgt. Lawrence T. Munson, Emporium-based State Police, said

preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Moate was reaching

for a .22 caliber rifle preparatory to cleaning it, when the weapon

discharged. A bullet entered the victim's left temple. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Moate was hanging up laundry in the backyard. She rushed to the bedroom where her husband kept rifles, then called the ambulance. A niece, Margaret, notified State Police of the accident.

Mr. Moate was born Nov. (4), 1934 at Mix Run near Driftwood,

son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moate, who survive. He attended

Emporium schools and was employed as a door-to-door salesman for the Boston Furniture Co., Williamsport. He served fours years in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors besides his wife, the former Lilly Mae Smith, and parents include three sons, Gregory 6, Richard 4, and Edward M., age 3, all at home.

--- <tombstone birth date: November 4, 1934.

date of death: Aug. 30,1962>

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Infant Succumbs Following Burns

EMPORIUM (Special) - Funeral services for Jeffery Frederick Moate, 9-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moate of Sterling Run, were held Sunday at a local funeral home. The young boy died Friday afternoon at Kaul Memorial Hospital, St Marys, after a home accident. He suffered second and third degree burns. Details of the accident were not known.

Besides his parents he leaves three brothers; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith of Sterling Run, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moate Sr. of Cameron.

The Rev. Robert Wolcott, pastor of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Mix Run Cemetery.

- <tombstone inscription:

Jeffery F. Moate, Aug. 19,1960 - June 9, 1961>

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CARL G. MUNSON

A funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in

the McKinley Funeral Home in Youngsville for Carl G. Munson

78, of Irvine, Pa., retired PRR employee, who died Thursday

evening I the Warren General Hospital after a short illness. Rev.

Nelson O. Horne, pastor of the Irvine Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Burial was in Warren Memorial Park in Starbrick.

A native of Sweden, Mr. Munson came to this country in 1896 and

had resided there <here?> since. He was born June 4, 1884.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, and seven grandchildren also two sisters. news paper and date not recorded...

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BERT E. NELSON IS BURIED IN GILMORE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Bert E. Nelson were held Monday afternoon

at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev.

David Fye, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment was made at the Gilmore Cemetery First Fork.

Mr. Nelson died Friday in the Ridgway Hospital where he had

been admitted the day before. He had been in ill health, but his

sudden death comes as a distinct shock to his family and a wide

circle of friends.

He was born in First Fork the son of the late Fred and Levina

Caldwell Nelson. He was married to Lucille Floyd.

He was a retired telegraph operator. He had been employed by

the Pennsylvania Railroad for almost 40 years. He was a member

of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, the Order of

Railroad Telegraphers and the Odd Fellows.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Lamont Nelson, of Emporium;

two sisters, Mrs. Walter E. Gore, of Emporium; Mrs. Amy Noody, of

Buffalo and a brother, Earl Nelson, of Buffalo.

Odd Fellow service were held at the Coppersmith Funeral Home

Sunday evening.

Pallbearers were Everal Smith, A.T. Andrews, Joseph Arnold, O. Olson, all members of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

- date of death May 11, 1962 --

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IN MEMORY OF: Bert Emerson Nelson

Date of Death: May 11, 1962 Ridgway, Pa.

Services: Christian Missionary Alliance Church

Monday, May 14, 1962, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. David Fye

Interment: Gilmore Cemetery First Fork

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IN MEMORY OF: Oscar F. Nordberg

Date of Birth: July 7, 1882 Kohlsbygd, Sweden

Date of Death: August 16, 1960 Driftwood, Pa

Place and Time of Services: Driftwood Church, Friday,

August 19, 1960 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. A. L. Rheem

Place of Interment: Driftwood Cemetery

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OSCAR F. NORDBERG DIES TUESDAY MORNING

Oscar F. Nordberg, a highly respected resident of the Driftwood area for the past 53 years, died at his home Tuesday morning.

Mr. Nordberg was born in Kohlsbygd, Sweden, July 7, 1882, the son of the late Mr & Mrs. Carl Nordberg. He came to the Driftwood area when he was 19 years of age and had resided there ever since. He was married to Jennie Emily Anderson and they celebrated their golden anniversary several years ago.

Mr. Nordberg operated a most successful dairy farm for many years before his retirement He was a member of the Driftwood Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife and seven children, Mrs. Ivan (Lillian) Crosby, Emporium; Mrs. Evan (Nellie) Jordan; Mrs. Clifford (Clara) Jordan, Philadelphia; Albert W. Nordberg, Pittsburgh; Elmer Nordberg, Harrisburg; Carl Nordberg, Erie and Herman, Emporium. Fifteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and two brothers, Carl and Gottfried, both of Sweden, also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Driftwood Methodist Church with the Rev. Albert L. Rheem, pastor officiating. Interment will be made in Driftwood Cemetery.

---- (Oscar F. Nordberg died on August 16, 1960)

<Driftwood Cem. must refer to the Oak Hill / St. James Cemetery. source: Cemeteries and Burial Plots of Cameron County, Pennsylvania. Compiled by Sarah A & Iris S. Caskey. page 30>

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Edmond E. Pearsall, 14, Dies From Burn Injuries

Edmond Earl Pearsall, 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond

C. Pearsall of Castle Garden, died at 3:55 Monday morning from

burns received in an explosion Sunday afternoon.

The boy in company with his aunt, Judith Pearsall, 14 year old

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Pearsall were visiting their

grandparents in Castle Garden. They went into a shanty, which

was used as a playhouse, in back of home. Kerosene was

thrown on the fire in the stove to heat up the building. It exploded

and the force of the blast threw the boy through the wall.

Both children were rushed to the St. Marys Hospital in the

ambulance of the Bucktail Volunteer Fire Department of Driftwood.

Dr. Robert C. Simpson, Ridgway, Elk County Coroner, attributed

death to second and third degree burns over 95% of the boys body.

He has issued a certificate of accidental death.

Judith is still a patient in the hospital with burns over 30% of

her body. She is listed in a fair condition at the hospital.

Edmond was born February 24, 1946 the son of Edmond C.

and Viola Mae Narby Pearsall. He has spent his entire life in

the Castle Garden area. He was a student at the Cameron

County junior high school.

He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Helen, Tonowanda,

N.Y.; Mrs. Sidney Summerson, Sinnamahoning and three brothers,

William C., Harold L., and Donald E., at home. Also surviving are

his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pearsall, Driftwood; a

grandfather, Earl Narby, Emporium; and a grandmother, Mrs.

Clara Hicks, Emporium.

He was a member of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist

Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the

Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert

Wolcott, pastor officiating. Interment was made in Castle Garden

Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James McMillan, Ronald Morton, James

Dempsey, Neil McIsaac, Gary Woods and Raymond Dempsey.

<year of death: 1961>

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IN MEMORY OF: Mary B. Plasterer

Date of Birth: February 17, 1878 Shippensburg, Pa.

Date of Death: July 29,1962 Ridgway, Pa.

Place and Time of Services:

Coppersmith Funeral Home

Wednesday, August 1, 1962 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev Samuel D. Regester

Interment: Newton Cemetery

Eastern Star Memorial Services, Tuesday Evening, 7:30 P.M.

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Mrs. M. Prime Of Emporium Dies at Home

EMPORIUM (Special) - Mrs. Ruth Virginia Prime, 60, of Prospect Park, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home. She was the wife of Michael J. Prime Sr.

The daughter of Mrs. Emma Stein Mitcheltree and the late Mr. Mitcheltree of Driftwood was born at Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 20,1900. She lived at Driftwood and Emporium before moving to Prospect Park 17 years ago.

Mrs. Prime was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, its Rosary Society and was a past grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William Gustafson of Rochester, NY. and Mrs. James Zwald of Prospect Park; a son, Michael Jr. of Maryville, Calif; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred and Harold Mitcheltree of Driftwood; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Callender of New York City and Mrs. Madge Ault of Lancaster.

The Rosary will be recited by both men and women at 8 p.m. Friday at a local funeral home. A Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

---- <Ruth Virginia Mitchelltree / Prime, died on Wednesday April 17, 1961.>

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IN LOVING MEMORY:

Mary EVELYN RILEY May 21, 1964

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Mrs. Mary E. Riley

EMPORIUM (Special) Mrs. Mary Evelyn Riley died at 2:00

a.m. Thursday in the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in St.

Marys. Mrs. Riley resided at Driftwood. She was admitted to

the Hospital by ambulance about one an hour later.

She was born in Sterling Run and was the daughter of the

late James Farrell. Her husband, John, preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael Yahnite of

Emporium, two brothers, John M. Farrell California, Pa., and

James M. Farrell of Driftwood, and three grandchildren.

She was a member of St. James Church of Driftwood.

She was the owner of the Riley Hotel in Driftwood at the time

of her death. She graduated from Emporium High School and

Clarion State College. She taught in Cameron County Schools,

Wittimore Hill and Sterling Run.

Friends will be received at the residence of Mrs. Joseph

Farrell, a sister-in-law, of 219 East, 4th St., here, Saturday

evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. The Rosary will be

recited at 8 p.m. Sunday by both men and women of the St.

James Church of Driftwood and St. Mark’s Church of

Emporium.

A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday

in St. Mark’s Church here with the Rev. Martin A Grady, pastor

of St. Bernard Church of Bradford, cousin of the deceased, as

celebrant. Burial will be in St. Marks Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Leo E. Egan

Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY OF: John Schwab

Date of Birth: February 17, 1877 Switzerland

Date of Death: December 7, 1962 Emporium, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: 330 East Allegheny Ave.

Monday, December 10,1962 2:00 P.M.

Clergy Man Dr. Samuel D. Regester

Interment: Newton Cemetery

Masonic Memorial Rites, Sunday Evening 8:00 P.M.

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Adopted County Was Served Well By John Schwab

John Schwab, who gave of his time and means to his adopted Cameron County for more than 60 years, died early Friday

morning at his home at 330 East Allegany Avenue after an illness of a little more that fives weeks.

Despite his age, Mr. Schwab took an active interest in life around him

and was most active until his final illness.

He was born Feb. 17,1877 in Siselon, Canton of Berne, Switzerland the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Schwab.

He came to this country at an early age. He worked during his early youth to finance his education and was graduated in 1901 from Lock Haven Normal School. He began teaching that year in the school in Cameron and latter taught in Sterlin(g) Run He remained in the education field until 1908 when he went into business in Cameron and Bradytown. In 1910 he entered the powder industry in which he remained for the greater part of his adult life. That year he became affiliated with the Cameron Powder Manufacturing Co., at Sinnamahoning. Later he joined the Pennsylvania Powder Co., which he served as General Manager, Treasurer and finally President. He retired from the industry following the disastrous explosion which

closed the plant.

Despite the demands of his work in industry, Mr. Schwab took the time to serve Emporium He was a member of the Borough Council for the period from 1922 to 1926. In 1926 he was elected Burgess and served one term in that office. In 1932 he was elected to the State House of Representatives and was reelected in 1934. Mr. Schwab was a lifelong Democrat and took an active part in party

affairs and was well known and highly regarded by leaders of both parties, statewide and nationally.

During his term as Burgess he became an Honorary member of the Emporium Fire Department He considered this a great honor and he was always deeply interested in and concerned with education and this was culminated with the establishment of the John Schwab Foundation in 1952. Money from this has been made available to Cameron County youths to further their education. Many would not have been able to do so if such funds had not been available.

Mr. Schwab was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Emporium Lodge 382, F&A.M., Royal Arch Chapter 227, the Knapp Commandery, Coudersport Consistory and Jaffa Temple in Altoona. He was a member of many of these Masonic bodies for more than 50 years and was always most active in Masonic circles.

Funeral services were held at the late home Monday afternoon with the Rev. Samuel D. Regester, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment was made in Newton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Riley A.

Murray, Jr., Byron Murray, Erwin Murry, Charles Schwab, Jr., Gary Schwab, Bryon Horning, Jr., Edward Horning and James Whiting.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Whiting.

Masonic services were conducted at the late home Sunday evening.

Mr. Schwab did not build any monuments of stone to chronicle his

years among us, but he did leave a mark far more enduring and

Cameron County is a better place for his having dwelt among us

these many years.

Funeral arrangements were by the Coppersmith Funeral Home.

-----<John Schwab died on Friday, December 7, 1962>

newspaper and date not noted

Wilbert Sebring, Driftwood, Dies; Rites Thursday

Emporium (Special) - Funeral services for Wilbert C. Sebring,

84, a resident of Driftwood for the past 43 years and an employee

of the Pennsylvania Railroad for 38 years, who died Monday in

Renovo, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. A prayer service will be held at the Driftwood Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Castle Garden Cemetery.

The Rev. Robert Wolcott, Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist

Church officiating.

Mr. Sebring was born on July 4, 1876, at Knoxdale, Jefferson

County.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Bessie M. Sebring; one daughter, Mrs.

Florence Barnett, Driftwood; three sons, John H., and Wilbert E., both

of Driftwood; three sons, John H. and Wilbert E., both of Driftwood

and Clarence R. Sebring, Emporium; five sisters, Mrs. Floyd Day,

Williamsport and Mrs. Anna Glovier, Alliquippa; five brothers,

Noden, Knoxdale, Robert, Andrew and Wayne, all of Summerville,

Clayton, Oil City, and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Andrew Sentner, Driftwood, Dies; Funeral Friday

EMPORIUM (Special) - Andrew B. Sentner, 90, of Driftwood, A

retired Pennsylvania Railroad machinist, died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday

in Kaul Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 29.

Born at Brookville Aug. 23,1871, he had lived at Driftwood for 60

years. He and the former Catherine Dominick were married 59 years

ago.

Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Theresa Doody,

Philadelphia; Mrs. Alyce Sweeney, Wynnewood; and Mrs. Eloise Khleholg, Springfield; three sons, Louis, Rochester, N.Y., Herbert, Ambler; and Phillip,. Devon; 14 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Walker, Driftwood, two sons, Charles and Joseph, and a daughter, Mary, preceded Mrs. Sentner in Death.

The Rosary will be recited by men and women at 8:30 p.m. today in a

local funeral home. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Friday in St. Mark’s Church by the Rev. F. M. O’Connell, pastor Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

----

CHARLES E. SHAFER DIES LAST WEDNESDAY.

Charles E. Shafer, the last Cameron County veteran of the Spanish-

American War, died last Wednesday while enroute to the Veterans

Hospital. He had been in ill health for the past few years.

He was born in Sinnamahoning Jan. 2, 1878 the son of the late

Mr. and Mrs. James Shafer. He was married to Daisy Daugherty.

He was employed in the powder industry after his return from

service and retired form the old Cameron Powder Works.

He is survived by his wife.

Funeral services were held at the late home Sunday afternoon

with the Rev. Albert L. Rheem, pastor of the Sinnamahoning

Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Crum

Cemetery, Sinnamahoning. Military rites were conducted by

the veterans organizations of Emporium.

----<Charles E. Shafer died on Oct. 13, 1960.>

IN MEMORY OF: Mrs. Olive O. Smith

BORN: March 16, 1881 Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County, Pa

ENTERED INTO REST: November 3, 1963 Renovo, Pa.

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:

Maxwell Funeral Home, Renovo, Pa

November 6, 1963 - 2:00 p.m.

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING: Rev. Wayne Gregory, Pastor,

Sinnamahoning Methodist Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall, Pa.

----------

One of two different obits. Date and newspaper not noted

Olive Orner / Smith died on Sunday, November 3, 1963.

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MRS. OLIVE O. SMITH DIES IN RENOVO HOSPITAL

Mrs. Olive O. Smith, 82, of Sinnamahoning, passed away at the

Renovo Hospital at 9:45 p.m., Sunday. She had been a patient

there for five days after being discovered in a coma in her home

on Wednesday morning.

Friends and neighbors summoned the ambulance, moved her to

the hospital and notified her family.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of the class of 1901 of the Lock Haven

State Normal School and taught three terms in Lumber Township at

Chapman Hill, Sterling Run and Cameron.

She married Chester A. Smith in 1904 and moved from Cameron

County. The family returned to the County in 1911 and she resided

here from that time.

Upon the death of her husband in 1920, Mrs. Smith returned to

teaching and served at Driftwood, Sinnamahoning, Castle Garden,

Mix Run, Mason Hill, Huntley, and Sterling Run; where she

retired in 1948.

She was a member of the Cameron County Education association,

the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and the National

Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Smith lived in Sinnamahoning for the last forty years and

served her community in many ways. She was a member of the

School Board of the Independent School District and served as

its secretary. For many years she headed up the Red Cross

solicitation in Sinnamahoning, was a member of the Sinnamahoning

Methodist Church, serving on its Official Board and was a teacher

of the Ladies' Bible Class until recently when she felt she could no

longer do justice to the office because of her age and physical and

physical inability to go to its meetings.

She was born in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County,

March 16,1881, to William and Lydia J. Orner, one of seven

children, two of which survive her; Raymond Orner of Salona

and Mrs. Stella Allen of Lock haven. She is also survived by

three sons, Everett, Earl, and Donald; four grandchildren and

nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith served as correspondent for the Press for the

Sinnamahoning are for many years. See covered her "Beat"

as well as a seasoned reporter, and her comments on the doings

of her community were always well read.

Viewing was at the Maxwell Funeral Home in Renovo Tuesday

evening, with funeral service, there, on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.,

with Rev. Wayne Gregory of the Sinnamahoning Methodist

Church officiating.

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Mrs. Olive Smith

EMPORIUM (Special) - Mrs. Olive Smith, 82, Sinnamahoning,

died at the Renovo Hospital at 9:45 p.m. Sunday. She had been a

patient at the hospital for the past five days.

She was born in Bald Eagle Township March 16,1881, and

before moving to Cameron County 11 years age had resided in

Clearfield County. Mrs. Smith graduated from Lock Haven

Normal with the Class of 1901 and taught in Chapman Hill,

Sterling Run and other schools in Cameron County after

graduation.

Upon the death of her husband, Chester Smith , in 1920, Mrs.

Smith returned to teaching. She retired in 1948. She was a

member of the Sinnamahoning Methodist Church, a member of

the church board of trustees and for more than 30 years taught

in the Bible classes. She had been a member of the Independent

School Board for 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Everett of Skokie, Ill., Earl of

Rickville, (Rockville) MD., and Donald of Lafayette, La.;

one brother, Raymond Orner, Salona, Pa.; a sister, Mrs.

Stella Allen, Lock Haven, four grandchildren and nine

great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at a

Renovo Funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Gregory, pastor

of the Sinnamahoning Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Sunnyside Cem(e)tery, Mills Hall.

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IN MEMORY OF: William Raymond Smith

Date of Birth: March 23, 1874 Sterling Run, Pa.

Date of Death: January 25. 1960 St. Marys, Pa.

Place and Time of Services: Sterling Run Methodist Church

Thursday, January 28,1960 2:30 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Harter S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Huntley Cemetery

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Cameron Native Dies at Age 93 In Nursing Home.

EMPORIUM (Special) - Mrs. Julia Strawbridge, 93, one of the oldest Cameron County natives, died early Thursday morning at the Blose Nursing Home in Punxsutawney where she has been residing for the past week.

She was born May 8, 1867 at First Fork and she was the widow of

James Strawbridge. She was the daughter of the late John Mason and

Elizabeth Brooks Mason. Mrs. Strawbridge was a former Sterling Run and Grove Home resident.

Surviving are an adopted daughter, and a niece, Mrs. Euen Marshall,

of Sterling Run. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Sterling Run and the Maccabees.

Funeral services will be held here at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev.

Joseph G. Rigby, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, officiating. Burial will be made in the Pine St. Cemetery.

----- <newspaper and date not noted...

(Julia Mason / Strawbridge died on August 16, 1960.>

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William Patrick Sullivan

1897 - 1962

Requiem High Mass: St. Mark’s Church,

Thursday, June 7, 1962, 9:30 A.M.

WILLIAM P. SULLIVAN DIES SUDDENLY TUESDAY

William P. Sullivan died suddenly Tues. morning at his home 331 Chestnut Street after suffering a hear attack. Although Mr. Sullivan had retired form the railroad because of Ill health, he had been around as usual and his sudden death comes as a distinct shock to his family and many friends.

He was born September 15,1897 in Cameron the son of the late Daniel and Pauline Ostruski Sullivan. He was married to the former Ruth McMillan and they had observed their 42nd wedding anniversary May 11. Mr. Sullivan had been employed as a telegrapher by the Pennsylvania Railroad and had retired several years Ago because of illness. He was a lifetime resident of Cameron County. He was a member of St. Mark’s Church, 4th Degree, Knights of Columbus and was a past Governor of Emporium Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Omar (Patricia) Doud, Mrs. James (Suzanne) Murray and son William Jr., all of Emporium Also surviving are one brother, Daniel, Cameron three sisters, Mrs. George (Anne) Holden, Emporium Mrs. William (Connie) Edsall, Bradford and Mrs. Joseph (Sue) Sliman, Youngstown, Ohio.

Requiem Mass will be held this morning (Thursday) at 9:30 at St. Mark’s Church with the Very Rev. F. M. O’Connell as celebrant. Interment will be made in St. Mark’s Cemetery. The men and women of St. Mark’s Church recited the Rosary at the Coppersmith Funeral Home Wednesday evening.

---- June 3,1963

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IN MEMORY OF: Asbury Summerson

Date of Birth: September 8, 1876 North Bend

Date of Death: November 23, 1960 Bradford

Place and Time of Services:

Coppersmith Funeral Home,

Saturday November 26, 1960. 3:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Place of Interment: Crum Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, Pa.

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A. Summerson, Emporium, Dies In Nursing Home

EMPORIUM (Special) - Asbury Summerson formerly of this Community, died Wednesday afternoon at the Fairview Nursing Home at Degolia, near Bradford, where he had been a patient since Oct. 10. Mr. Summerson was born at North Bend on Sept. 8, 1876, and was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad tower operator. He resided at the Grove Home here for a number of years before being taken to the Fairview Home at Degolia

Surviving are a brother, James, and a sister, Miss Lulu Summerson, of 118 W. 6th St., Emporium. Friends will be received at a local funeral home after 4 p.m. today with services to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Joseph Rigby, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Crum Cemetery in Sinnemahoning.

----- Died: November 26, 1960

J. L. Summerson

EMPORIUM - James L. Summerson, 82, of 118 W. Sixth St.,died Tuesday morning at the Pickering Manor Nursing Home in Newtown where her had reside for several months.

He was born in North Bend April 14, 1881, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Warren Summerson For many years prior to retirement, He was a freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad here. He was a member of (the) First Methodist Church, Emporium lodge 382, F & A.M. and the Williamsport Consistory.

Surviving are a son, Gerald J. Summerson of Newtown a sister, Miss Lulu Summerson of Emporium, and a brother, Lester in New York City.

New York City (repeated again) He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rita Strusser. Friends are being received at the Coppersmith Funeral home after 2 p.m., Thursday. Funeral services will be held there at 3 p.m. on Friday with the Rev. Oliver Krapf of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

--- date not noted. <James L. Summerson: 1881-1963>

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IN MEMORY OF: Mrs. Vavina Verbeck

BORN: March 30,1879 Sinnemahoning, Pa.

ENTERED INTO REST: June 16,1957 Renovo, Pa.

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:

Residence, Sinnemahoning, Pa., June 19,1957

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING:

Rev. Percy Boughey, Pastor

The First Methodist Church

FINAL RESTING PLACE: Crum Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, PA

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IN MEMORY OF: Harry A. Whiting

Date of Birth: May 10, 1891

Date of Death: September 12, 1963

Place and time of Services: Thomas P. Read Funeral Home

Monday, September 16,1963 2:00 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. Oliver Krapf

Interment: Sterling Run

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Harry A. Whiting

Emporium -- Harry A. Whiting, 72, of Sterling Run, died Thursday afternoon at the Andres Kaul Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, after undergoing surgery earlier in the day. He was born in Sterling Run May 10,1891, son of Elmer and Estelle Smith Whiting He was married to the former Grace Swackhamer, Feb.12,1921 at Cumberland, Md.

Mr. Whiting was a lifelong resident of this area and formerly was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The State Highways Department and the Sylvania Product Co here before retiring about two years ago.

Surviving are his widow; ten children, Alvin Whiting of Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Beryl Hazen of Williamsport, Mrs. Betty Zidar of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Stella Kane of Cherry Hill, N.Y., Mrs. Margaret Woolslayer of Emporium,

Tech. Sgt. Phillip D. Whiting in Germany with the Air Force, Mrs.

Enid Ball of Sinnemahoning, Richard E. Whiting of Emporium,

Stanley G. and Harvey J. Whiting at home;15 grandchildren; eight

brothers and sisters, Melvin and Paul Whiting of Emporium and

Dewey Whiting, Miss Ruth Whiting, Miss Jane Whiting and Mrs.

Hazel Wheeler of Tucson, Ariz., Robert Whiting of Renovo, and

Mrs. Jack Reese of Hyattsville, Md.

Mr. Whiting was a member of the Methodist Church at Sterling Run,

a veteran of World War I, a member of the Emporium VFW,

American Legion and Moose and the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Read Funeral

Home here with the Rev. Oliver Kraph officiating. Burial will follow

in the Sterling Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home

After 7 p.m. today.

---- date not noted... <died: Sept. 12. 1963>

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IN MEMORY OF: Louis Clyde Whiting

Date of Birth: October 7,1885 Farmers, Kentucky

Date of Death: January 30, 1960 Sterling Run, Pa.

Place and Time of Services:

Earl Whiting Residence, Sterling Run, Pa.

Tuesday, February 2, 1960

Clergyman: Rev. H.S. Taylor

Place of Interment: Sterling Run Cemetery

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HARRY W. WILSON, JR., DIES SUDDENLY SATURDAY

Harry W. Wilson, Jr., of 423 Portage St., died suddenly at his home Saturday. His death was caused by a hear attack. He was Pronounced dead by Coroner Dr. George E. Dorman. He was born in Driftwood June 30, 1933 the son of Hazel Wilson Perry and the late Harry Wilson, Sr. He was married to Jill Gee, He had made his home in Dunkirk where he had been employed. Recently he has been employed in Port Allegany He was a member of the Castle Garden Wesleyan Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, a son, Roger 7, his mother Hazel Wilson Perry and 9 sisters: Mila Wilson, Emporium; Lela Hault, Port Allegany; Mary Miller, Driftwood; Laura Grimm, Emporium; Genevieve Pearsall, Truman Letta Toddy, Midland Iona Geelen, Gardeau; Wilma Griffith Midland and Lona Jane, Midland. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Coppersmith Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fye, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Driftwood Cemetery.

-----December 4, 1961

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Harry W. Wilson, Emporium, Dies; Funeral Tuesday

EMPORIUM (Special) - Harry William Wilson Jr., 26, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home, 423 Portage St. A resident for 11 months, he came here from Dunkirk, N.Y., and was employed as a maintenance man at Port Allegany.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jill Gee Wilson, and a son, Roger, both of Dunkirk; his mother, Mrs. Hazel Wilson Perry of Spring St.; and nine sisters, Miss Mila Wilson and Mrs. Laura Grimm, Emporium; Mrs. Mary Miller, Driftwood; Mrs. Genevieve Pearsall, Truman; Mrs. Iona Geelen, Gardeau; Mrs. Lela Hault, Port Allegany; Mrs Letta Toddy, Mrs. Wilma Griffith and Mrs. Lona Jane Gulley, Midland, Pa. Funeral services will be held here at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. David Fye, pastor of the Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Driftwood Cemetery.---- December 4,1961.

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IN MEMORY OF: Charles C. Wiley

Date of Birth: August 24, 1877

Date of Death: June 20, 1958

Place and Time of Services:

136 West Fifth Street, Monday,

June 23,1958, 2:00 p.m.

Clergyman: Rev. Joseph G. Rigby

Place of Interment: Newton Cemetery

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Wm. Woodring Dies in M. A. Hospital

Funeral services took place at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Gerr Funeral Home, Penfield, for William M. Woodring, Benezette RD, custodian of the Benezette School. Rev. Meredith Twining officiated and burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weedville. Mr. Woodring, a life long resident of this area died at 9.10 a.m. Friday in Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois. He was 76. A native of Hicks Run, Mr. Woodring was born December 25, 1884, son of Samuel J. and Harriet Houtz Woodring. He was married to Sarah Conver, who died in May 1960. Mr. Woodring was one of the few old time lumbermen of this section.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ruth English, Sheffield, Pa., and Mrs. Christine Blose, Queenwood, W. Va., 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

---- not dated.

< Tombstone Inscription: William M. Woodring 1884 - 1961.

h/o: Sarah J.:1886-1960>

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THOMAS R. WOOLSLAYER IS BURIED HERE MONDAY

Thomas R. Woolslayer, highly respected Emporium resident, died last Saturday morning in the St. Marys Hospital where he had been a patient for several days.

Mr. Woolslayer fell at his home Tuesday and suffered a broken hip.

He was taken to the hospital Wednesday for surgery.

He was born April 14, 1893 at Beaver Falls the son of the late John and Carrie Linde Woolslayer. He had resided here for many years.

He was married to the former Anna H. Edwards.

He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a foreman and track and signal inspector, He served for 37 years before retiring.

He had also served some time as a Justice of the Peace in Emporium.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers and

St. Mark’s Church.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. George (Joyce) Osmand, Niagara Falls Also surviving are three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Penn, Clairton, A son Thomas , Jr. died in December 1958.

Prayer Services were held Monday at the Coppersmith Funeral Home with the Very Rev Fr. F. M. O’Connell officiating. Interment was made in Newton Cemetery The Rosary was recited at the funeral home Sunday evening by the men and women of St. Mark’s Church.

Pallbearers were William Pearson, William White, Lyle Lyon, Walter Klock, Alfred McDonald and Paul Streich.

---- <Thomas R. Woolslayer (Sr.) 1893 - 1963>

 

Mrs. Daisy Wykle

Mrs. Daisy Wykle of 17 E. Main St., died in Bradford

Hospital at 10 p.m. Friday. She had been in ill health

for several years. She had been a patient in the hospital

for the past seven weeks.

She was born at Huntley on Dec. 29,1896, and was

the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson. She

had resided here since 1930.

Mrs. Wykle had been employed for a number of

years as a waitress in Bradford until she retired

because of failing health.

Surviving are a son, Maurice, a sister, Mrs. Mary

Moyer of Bradford; one brother, Frank Johnson of

Driftwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Hollenbeck Funeral

Chapel starting 3 p.m. Sunday. A prayer service will

be held there at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev.

Walter Schell of the Bradford Assembly of God

Church officiating. Burial place will be announced later.

-----newspaper and date not noted...

(Daisy Johnson / Wykle died on Friday, May 22, 1964.)

 

 


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