LackawannaLackawanna County News

Scranton Republican, Thursday, Jan 1, 1903

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A. S. Fraser, a New York lawyer, sues officers of Erie Railroad company and the Pennsylvania Coal company, as counsel for 22 Italian laborers, who he says were kidnaped from NY City, locked in a car, sent to the coal strike region and then intimidated because they didn't want to work in the mines.

Fraser says the men thought they were hired to do track work, but went on a train to Dunmore, PA, and were sent to work in a Pennsylvania Coal company breaker.

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John Cunningham, Third street, door tender D&H mine, yesterday afternoon. Mother laid to rest recently.  Member Sacred Heart church. brothers: Peter Cunningham, Jessup; Michael Cunningham, Buffalo, NY; sisters: Margaret Cunningham, Elizabeth Cunningham, and Emma Cunningham.


Howard Newell, 17, son of Lavina and the late William Newell, was drowned at White Haven, St., Dec. 20, while crossing the ice.

Born on Dec 22, a daughter, to M/M W. J. Boiler

M/M Lue Frantz and children spent Christmas with Mrs. Frantz's mother, Mrs. M. A. Trump.

Miss Gusta Shinnerling, who has been at her sister's in Gouldsboro, has returned home.

M/M Albert Ulbrich of Gouldsboro spent Christmas with the latter's parents, M/M John Spiegel

Mr. C. P. Drum, of Philadelphia, is visiting his father R. C. Drum

M/M George Depew spent Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. Smith, at Tuckers.

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Lackawanna Railroad gives its employees a New Year's present of a 5% wage increase.

Death of Mrs. Kate Gaston Price yesterday.  Thirty-five years ago she came to Scranton the bride of John Amon Price.  Mainstay of the Second Presbyterian church.


Abe Frear and his niece of Cleveland, OH, are visiting his parents, M/M Edrick Frear.

Stephen Capwell of Forest City spent Tuesday with his brother, Ed Capwell.


Romantic marriage of John B. Morgan and Mary Hall, both of Green`s place, by Alderman W. S. Millar yesterday.  Morgan, a driver boy in the Lackawanna mines a few months ago, had his legs seriously squeezed between car bumpers.  The injured limb was amputated above the knee.  During his confinement in the hospital, Mary Hall was a constant visitor.  He proposed from his sickbed.  Upon discharge the 21 year old took the 20 year old Miss Hall before Clerk of Courts Daniels and applied for the marriage license. [condensed]

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MARRIAGE LICENSES    [probably issued 12/31/1902]


Price, Katherine Gaston, 12/31/1902, 60, widow of John Amon Price Funeral from residence, 827 Clay ave, Friday at 3 o'clock.

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Cigars passed among officials at city hall yesterday in honor of city engineer Joseph P. Phillips' birthday (57).  He has been connected with the engineering corps since 1884, and head of the department since 1893.

Will of Margaret Saunders, late of Old Forge, yesterday admitted to probate and letters testamentary granted to Celia Jenkins.

Rear end collision of two coal trains on the Honesdale branch of the Erie railroad midnight Tuesday, a short distance east of Rowlands. Flagman Speers, Deposit, NY, killed; brakeman from Shohola was badly scalded.


Mrs. John P. Joyce died Tuesday at her home, 136 Franklin ave, age 30, formerly Kate Mahon, daughter of the late A. J. Mahon, Sixth ward.  Funeral tomorrow with mass at St. Peter's and interment at Dunmore Catholic cemetery.

Death of Mrs. Ezra R. Perkins, nee Augusta Dorrance Farnham, in Buffalo, NY, Monday night.  She was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Clarence Farnham, Scranton.  Husband, three children, mother, two brothers, Samuel and Rexford Pierce, and a sister Katherine, survive. Funeral from residence of A. Austin Perkins, 1740 Monroe ave, Dunmore, Thursday.


Mrs. Henry Waters, S. Main street, died of typhoid pneumonia on Tuesday.

Harry Segraves, Niagra Falls, is home on a visit to his parents. Helen Kerr, W. Pittston, visited a few days with her sister, Mrs.
Charles Morrow, Bell place.

M/M Charles of Mott Haven begin housekeeping today in the Doyle residence, Academy st.


Late deputy sheriff, yesterday from home, 426 Madison avenue. Solemn mass at St. Peter's Cathedral with interment at Cathedral cemetery.  p-b Sheriff Charles H. Schadt, Deputy J. D. Ferber, ex-Sheriff John J. Fahey, E. J. Lynott, Joseph O'Brien and M. E. McDonald.


Miss Gertie Vance, Elmira, NY, spent last week with her parents here.

Fred Van Brunt of New York, is spending the holidays with his parents, M/M C. P. Van Brunt

Miss Eleanor Clouse of Scranton is the guest of her grand parents, M/M C. H. Clouse.

M/M J. W. Clouse entertained the following for Christmas dinner: M/M Koslar, M/M C. H. Clouse, Helen Clouse, Lizzie Kolb and George Kolb.


Judge Allen Craig, Mauch Chunk, Tuesday.  Judge of the county courts of the 43rd district, Monroe and Pike counties since 1893.


M/M Harry Cone, of New York, were visitors at the home of the latter's aunt, Mrs. James Brown.

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Mrs. Rachel Singer, widow of the late Abram Singer, died at the West Side hospital Tuesday.  Funeral director Will Price took charge of the remains which were removed to her home, 144 S. Everett ave.

Funeral services of the late Martin McDonough were held yesterday from Holy Cross, Bellvue, and borne to Cathedral cemetery for interment.  Undertaker Regan in charge.  Mr. McDonough, 35, died Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Lynch, Third st.

Eileen Ball, 17 month old daughter of M/M Wilson Ball, 1121 Washburn street, died yesterday.  Remain taken by 9 o'clock Lackawanna train to Auburn, Susquehanna co, for interment Saturday.

Mrs. J. E. Kern and son William Kern,1125 Washburn street, left yesterday afternoon for Hackettstown, NJ, where she will spend New Year's with relatives.

Mrs. C. S. Krseky, N. Sumner ave, is entertaining her cousin, Edward Dickinson, of Morgan hall, Chicago.

A daughter arrived yesterday at the home of M/M Michael Grady, 2763 Jackson st.

Joseph Heffernan, prescription clerk at Musgrave's drug store, will spend today with his parents in Wilkes-Barre.

Funeral services for the 8 month old child of M/M Benjamin Bowser, 342 N. Rebecca ave, that died Tuesday, will be held from home this afternoon at 2:30.  Interment in Washburn street cemetery.

Mrs. John F. Joyce, who died Tuesday at her home, 136 Franklin ave, aged 30, was well known on this side, formerly resided at 219 N. Main ave.

Mrs. Emma Faust, of Danville, spent holidays with her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Keller, N. Lincoln ave.

Edward Barnum, Hallstead, has been visiting his grandparents at 1125 Washburn st.

Richard Grey, S. Main ave, will leave for New York on Monday where he has accepted a position.


Paul Nordt, Newark, is visiting his parents on Hickory st.

Harry Kelly, Pittston ave, has gone to Buffalo, where he has accepted a position.


Edward Richmond, 15, driver boy, Hillside colliery, Erie company, died Tuesday, run down by trip of cars.  Remains removed to uncle, Harvey Jacques, Spring Brook.  Deceased is survived by father and sister.  Funeral tomorrow from home of G. H. Pearl, Moosic, services at Moosic Presbyterian, interment Langcliffe cemetery.


Wedding of ex-councilman Joseph Evans, Brick ave, and Catherine Flynn, daughter of Mrs. Michael Flynn, Brick ave.  Rev. J. J. Hefferon, Hazleton, cousin of bride, officiated at Holy Rosary church.  Attendants were Margaret Evans (sister) and James J. Jordan.  Wedding tour to Washington and Philadelphia.  On return, housekeeping in Wilkes-Barre where the groom holds an important position with a large hardware company.


Funeral of Mrs. MacGee, tomorrow, in St. John's church.  Remains will be taken to Carbondale over the D&H railroad at 11:37, where interment will be made in St. Rose cemetery.

Mrs. John Fleming of S. Main street has returned from Wilkes-Barre after spending Christmas with her daughter, Mrs. Geringer.

A large crowd of Pittston people attended the marriage of Lena Evans, Wilkes-Barre, to Harry Krum of Kentucky, in Derr Memorial church and performed by Rev. W. J. Hill.  The couple will reside in Kentucky.

Nellie Bonstein, Darby, PA, visiting her mother, Mrs. John Bonstein, Race st.

M/M John S. Jones are spending New Year's Day with the latter's sister, Mrs. Romand, Laurel Run.

Mrs. George Donnelly and son, Philadelphia, guests of M/M C. Donnelly.

Miss Conrad of New York visiting her sisters Hildegard and Tabitha Conrad, Montgomery st.


Funeral of Mrs. Catherine Jones, Greenwood, this afternoon with interment in Forest Home cemetery.

The relatives of Isaiah Thomas, found killed on the Bloomsburg railroad last week, are not satisfied that he had been killed by the cars and believe that he met with foul play.

Remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, who died suddenly at home of her daughter, Mrs. John R. Johns, Tuesday, were conveyed to Minersville yesterday afternoon for interment today.

Joseph Hannisk, Jr., Fordham, NY, visited his uncle, Michael Hannick (sic).

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Bachelor's Ball at Watres Armory - full guest list by boxes.


We are glad to hear that Mrs. A. A. Tingley is improving, her sister, Mrs. Shannon, is caring for her now.

M/M Dimmick Williams are expecting the visit of their only child and grand-daughter, Mrs. Roy Treadway, of Los Angeles.

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James B. Nicholson and Jesse Williams left on the Erie flyer Tuesday evening for Chicago, where they will be engaged on a large electrical contract.

Funeral of Mrs. Harry Kerins, yesterday from home on Powderly street with mass at St. Rose's celebrated by Rev. George Dixon.  Then conveyed to St. Rose's cemetery for interment, p-b Edward Ingerman, Richard Purcell, Patrick Manion, Michael Brown, James Killeen, John Ingerman, William Malloy, and James Manion.  Flower bearers were Matthew Brown and Charles Duggan.

Word has been received of the marriage at Rozelle, NJ, of John Vogel, a former resident of Carbondale.  On Wednesday of last week, Mr. Vogel led to the altar Miss May E. Doyland, Rozelle.  Mr. Vogel left Carbondale three years ago.

Funeral of Michael Marrett who died Monday, took place yesterday from his house in Simpson. The body was taken to Passaic, NJ.

Michael Grennell resigned from his position as operator at the D&H coal office, and will leave mid January for Philadelphia to work with a large manufacturing concern.

Mrs. C. G. Evans and children are visiting her parents in Plymouth.

Mrs. T. W. Reeder left last night to join her husband, who left a month ago, in Los Angeles, CA.

Miss Cecil Broad, Hazleton, visiting relatives in this city.


M/M Phileman Cole, G. W. Corey and grandson George Corey, spent Christmas with M/M Walter Cole, N. Abington.


M/M Harry Wetherby spent a few days with his father and mother at Craig, PA

M/M David Kresge attended the funeral of Mrs. Kresge's niece, Mrs. Stella Bardwell at Lake Winola, Saturday last week.  Mrs. Bardwell was a daughter of Lewis Trauger, Lake Winola, and was 31 years of age.

Scranton Republican, Friday, January 2, 1903

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Photo of Maud Weterhogg, second place winner, recitation of "Grandmother's Beaux", First Welsh Congregation eistedfodd, New Year's day.

Death of Anthony Ruane, 57, pioneer of South Scranton, died yesterday at his nephew, ex-alderman Ruddy, 1600 Cedar ave.

Death of Mrs. James Naulty, daughter of M/M Patrick McDonough, 2727 Jackson street, last night.

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Gabriel, Robert E., son of M/M Tallis Gabriel of Honesdale, formerly of Scranton, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1902, aged 13 months, 21 days.  Funeral from residence of Robert Ferguson, 716 Myrtle street, Saturday.

Price, Katherine Gaston, widow of John Amon Price, Dec 31, 1902 in Scranton, 60.  Funeral from residence, 827 Clay ave, this afternoon.

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Death of Mrs. Mary (Samuel T.) Jones, yesterday, while boarding a street car at Dunmore cemetery.  Husband is superintendent of Connell Company's mines.  Two of their children, Dr. Thomas Jones, who died two years ago last March, and Mrs. John B. Page, who died a year ago last July, were buried at Dunmore with the plot about 300 feet from the entrance.  Age 58 years, 9 mo. born Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, S. Wales, and was formerly Miss Mary Morgan.  Her marriage to Mr. Jones occurred in April 1866 at the home of her sister in Pittston.  Husband and daughter Edith Jones survive. Member Elm Park Methodist Episcopal. [condensed]

"Open House" was also the order of the day yesterday at Fireman's hall, and hundreds of firemen and their friends were entertained. Much interest was manifested in the latest addition to trophies, this being a handsome case containing the trumpets of the different companies.  There are about thirty of them, their monetary value being thousands of dollars, to say nothing of their intrinsic value. Those who received were F. W. Zizleman, Peter Robling Jr., M. J. Ruane, William Suydam, Joseph W. Hall, and P. F. Yoos.

Double Wedding performed by Alderman Millar yesterday.  Mary A. Dunning married Harry E. Costner; Lottie Wescott married James Lewis.  All of Scranton, the witness were members of each party.

Rev. C. W. King, Grace Reformed Episcopal church performed his first official act of his new charge on New Year's night with the wedding of Henry Cardew and Evelyn Frear at the bride's parents on Adams avenue.  Ruth Chandler was flower girl.


Patrick Caffrey, employed at the Raymond Washery of the Scranton Coal company, Archbald, buried beneath tons of culm at the dump, yesterday morning.  He was employed as a hoseman.  Age 37, lived on Church street, Archbald.  Survived by wife and young daughter Monica.  He was a son of Mrs. Richard Caffrey, Hill street, Archbald, brothers Thomas Caffrey and Richard Caffrey, Butte, MT John Caffrey, Archbald; sisters Mrs. John Lally, Red Lodge, MT; Mrs. Matthew Fitzsimmons, Mayfield; Mrs. Joseph Remmet, Olyphant, Annie Caffrey, Winnie Caffrey and Nellie Caffrey, Archbald, survive.

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Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, mother of the late Evan P. Davis, was held Wednesday, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John R. Jones, at Taylor.  Rev. D. D. Hopkins, First Welsh Baptist church, and Rev. Dr. H. H. Harris, Calvary Baptist, officiated.  Remains taken to Minersville where interment was made yesterday afternoon.

Funeral services of the young child of M/M Benjamin Bowser, 342 N. Rebecca ave., interment in Washburn st. cemetery.  Will Price was funeral director.

Mine injuries- John Williams, Eynon street, Archbald mines, leg injury from roof fall.  John Morhan, son of M/M William Morgan, S. Garfield ave, foot injury at Diamond.

Funeral of Mrs. Rachel Singer, 144 S. Everett ave, this afternoon. She died Tuesday.  Interment in Washburn cemetery.

Remains of Eileen Ball, 17-months old daughter of M/M Wilson Ball, 1121 Washburn street, will be taken to Auburn, Susquehanna county, for interment Saturday.

Death of Miss Margaret Jones, at Moosic yesterday.  Interment in Spring Brook cemetery Saturday morning.

Will Mears, Joplin, MO., formerly of West Scranton, and brother of James A. Mears, has returned home.

Marriage of Lillian Thomas, Corbett ave, and William Robertson, Buffalo, formerly of Scranton, by Rev. William Davies, Bellvue Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church.  They will reside in Buffalo where the groom is employed by Lackawanna Iron and Steel company.

J. W. Staples, So. Ninth street., entertaining his parents, M/M J. W. Staples, of Dunfield, NJ.

Ex-mine foreman David T. Williams, Thirteenth street, started new duties as mine inspector, Fourth Anthracite district, yesterday.

Frank Nichols, New York, is spending the holidays with his parents, M/M Richard Nichols, Lafayette st.

M/M George Nichols, Norfolk, VA, are guests of the former's parents, M/M Richard Nichols, Lafayette st.


William Heffron, St. Michael's college, Canada, visiting his parents.


Miss Laura O'Hara, Dunmore, spent a few days with relatives in town.


Charles H. Johnson, who recently found employment at the new steel plant in Berwick, was home to spend Christmas.


B. J. Thomas, Rowayton, CT, is guest of his father, Simon Thomas, Reese st.

Isaac Edwards, Hartford, CT, visits his parents M/M John Edwards, Warren st.

Miss Lucretta Thomas, Reese street, visiting her brother in Montrose.

William Davitt, Butte City, MT, spending a few days with his mother on McDonough ave.

Henry Davitt of Montana is visiting parents on Marvine ave.


Death of Mame (Margaret) Jones, 21, N. Main street., lived with aunt and uncle, M/M George Griffith.  Services Friday evening, remains taken to Springbrook for interment Saturday.  A brother John Williams survives.

Mrs. Robert White, daughter, visited her parents M/M L. D. Warner.

Miss Margaret N. Brown is visiting her sister Mrs. Amos Wilson, Scranton.

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Body of missing person, Michael Coggins of Powderly street, found at the edge of the Lackawanna River in Jermyn, just below the Glenwood breaker, yesterday.  Body missing since Tuesday (12/23) of last week. Deceased is survived by aged mother, Mrs. Ann Coggins, sisters Mrs. Thomas Battle, and Mrs. Kate Costello, and brothers James Coggins, Owen Coggins, Carbondale.

Marriage of Nellie Thomas, Wayne street., to Frank R. Derby, Carbondale. Left yesterday to visit bride's cousin in Brooklyn, NY where the ceremony was performed by Rev. Richardson of the Marcy ave. Baptist church.  They will take up residence at the home of city controller George W. Evans, Wayne st.  Mrs. Evans is a sister of the bride. Mr. Derby is employed by S. F. Carpenter.

William D. Jones has resigned his position with the D&H company and has taken up residence in Hyde Park where his wife precede him by several months.

Funeral of Mrs. George Grady, Mill street., yesterday with services at St. Rose.  Pall bearers John Mahon, Gus Fey, William Buckley, Patrick Clarke, James Mason, John O'Malley, Patrick Feeney, and John O'Malley.

A worthy promotion. Maxwell D. Shepherd is now chief clerk to superintendent of motive power William H. Kinney at Mayfield yard of the NY O&W.  He success James L. Stewart, who has resigned to accept a position in New York City.  The position of assistant chief clerk has been given to Mr. June Kilpatrick, Darte ave, who returned last week from Rochester, NY, where he had been an accountant.

Mrs. Katherine Herbert, daughter of M/M William Lindermann, was married to Charles J. Hoff at the residence of her sister in New York city on December 21.  They will be at home after jan. 1.  The bride is the widow of the late Edward Herbert of Carbondale.

Mary Bilotte, infant daughter of M/M Tony Bilotte, Electric alley, died yesterday.  Funeral today with burial in St. Rose cemetery.

A. E. Foster, station agent, Uniondale, promoted into the Erie RR dispatcher's office, Carbondale, joining J. J. O'Boyle and Daniel McCoy.

M/M Thomas S. Atherton, Scranton, spent yesterday with the latter's parents, M/M W. W. Watt, N. Church St.

Miss May Boyle, New Milford, guest of her sister, Mrs. R. Gillis, Park place


Funeral of Michael Cunningham this morning with mass at Sacred Heart church, interment Calvary cemetery.

Rev. A. A. Weber, who resigned the pastorate of the German Evangelical church a few weeks ago, left yesterday for New York City.

Rev. Luer, Archbald, has accepted the call to the German Evangelical church and was installed yesterday.

Word received of the death of Herbert J. Morgan in a Philadelphia hospital,  He is a former resident and brother of Evan J. Morgan, Union st.  Expected to be interred here.

Mrs. Tallie W. Jones attended Mother's day at the Central Pennsylvania Odd Fellows home at Sunbury.  She has two of her little ones at the home.


Death of Mrs. Mary Ann Evans, 84 (about), born N/ Wales, coming to US at age 15, lived in Pittston over 52 years.  Died at home of grand-daughter, Mrs. James Mitchell, Inkerman, survived also by adopted daughter Mrs. Margaret James.  Her husband died 28 years ago. Funeral Sunday, interment Pittston cemetery.

Death of Miss Bertha DeFrame, daughter M/M Robert DeFrame, 26 Washington street., Tuesday. Born in Mauch Chunk, 29 years ago.  He parents came here when she was a few months old.  Employed for a few years by S. W. Kyte and later T. R. Slately.  Active in the M. E. church. Interment in W. Pittston cemetery

Members of the late John Wach's family called upon the coroner to demand an inquest into his case.

William G. Coward, Brooklyn, NY, spent yesterday with his parents, M/M George Coward, Nafus st.

Scranton Republican, Saturday, January 3, 1903

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Wilkes-Barre woman run down by train in Baltimore.  Miss Della Brewster, 35, found on tracks near Union Station on the Pennsylvania railroad.  She was expected at the home of her sister, Dr. Flora Brewster.

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Funeral of Mrs. Kate G. Price, Clay ave, yesterday with interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  p-b H. C. Shafer, Frederick Fuller, J. A. Linen, Charles H. Welles, Henry Belin, and Alfred Hand.

Three generations of one family narrowly escaped drowning in the Lackawaxen River near Pompton.  William Headley, 8, celebrated New Years day by skating on the Lackawaxen when he plunged into an air hole and sank beneath the ice.  His mother, Mrs. Albert Headley, who was standing on the river bank was quick to respond to his cries for help.  Casting aside her shawl to her gray-haired mother, Mrs. Headley leap into the stream.  She reached the boy none to soon seizing his coat and endeavored to pull themselves over the edge of the ice to safety.  With every effort the ice cracked before she could gain a foothold.  She fell back exhausted.   The third generation then came to her rescue, despite her 50 years, Mrs. Greiner rushed in.  The surface cracked and she too fell into the stream.  For five minutes, they battled bravely, shouting for help. Henry Starbuck, a neighbor heard the cries, and seized Mrs. Greiner's hand while prostrating himself across the ice, until a party of men drew them ashore with ropes.

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SMITH-ROSS - At the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Factoryville, PA, Jan 1, 1903, by Rev. James N. Lee, George L. Smith, Springville, and Ethel A. Ross, Factoryville.


Jones - The funeral of Mrs. Samuel T. Jones will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The services will be held at the house, 326 Monroe avenue.  Interment in Dunmore cemetery.

Reese - in Dalton, Jan 2, 1903, John R. Reese, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Miller.  Funeral announcement later.

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Funeral of Mrs. Ezra R. Perkins, nee Farnham. who died Monday in Buffalo, NY, was held at the residence of Austin Perkins in North Park on Thursday.  Rev. Dr. Israel, of St. Luke's officiated. Interment was made in Dunmore cemetery.

Funeral of Mrs. John F. Joyce yesterday at St. Thomas' college chapel with mas by Rev. Dr. J. W. Malone.  Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery in Dunmore.

Married by Alderman Ruddy - L. W. Melvin, Scranton and Emma Thebold, both of Scranton, on New Year`s day.
Thomas Leonard and Mary Atwater, both of North Scranton, married on Thursday.

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Funeral of Mrs. Rachel Singer, 144 Everett ave, yesterday. p-b Edward G. Thomas, William H. Taylor, William Cooper, Harry Jones, Valentine Herne, John Phillips.  Rev. T. A. Humphreys, Plymouth Congregational church officiate.  The cortege proceeded to Washburn st. cemetery for burial.  Will Price was the funeral director.

Death of Mary (Mrs. Theodore) Henry, Lackawanna trainman, 1008 Lackawanna ave. yesterday.

James Conway, 304 Fellows street, died yesterday.  Survived by a wife and children: John Conway, Michael Conway, Francis Conway, Agnes Conway, and Mary Conway.  Funeral announcement later.

Mrs. Mary McNalty, daughter of M/M Patrick McDonough, died at her home, 2727 Jackson street, Thursday.  She is survived by husband James McNalty, and three children, Bessie McNalty, Irene McNalty, and Maria McNalty; brother James McDonough, and sisters Mrs. A. L. Polentz, Sadie McDonough, and Margaret McDonough.

Andrew Veitz (sic, believe they mean Veety) and Anna Eckel, both of Newton township, were quietly married Wednesday evening at the parsonage of the Washburn street Presbyterian church by Rev. J. P. Moffat, D.D.  They will reside in Newton.

Mrs. John Lydecker and son Cyril of Nyack, NY, are visiting her parents, M/M Patrick Flynn, Fifth st.

M/M William Robinson left Thursday for Buffalo where they will make their future home.

James E. Davis, N. Hyde Park ave, attended funeral of his grandmother in Minersville.

Miss Mildred Welter, Jackson street, is visiting her grandparents M/M Charles Alleger, Luzerne, PA.

Death of Miss Sylvia Knott, Continental Hill, Wednesday. Funeral yesterday.

William Milner, N. Sumner ave, is entertaining his brother George Milner, Espy.


Mrs. Stevens, of Lambert street, spent yesterday with relatives in Scranton.

Funeral of Bertha DeFrame will take place this afternoon from the family home on Washington st.  Interment in W. Pittston cemetery.

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Eddy Creek Colliery of the D&H co. collapses yesterday afternoon at Lackawanna and River streets, Olyphant.  Four buildings, including a large hotel, sink fifty-feet and are covered.  Fire completes destruction. Destroyed were the West End hotel, formerly O'Brien's, a three-story structure owned by J. W. O'Brien, and leased to P. V. Scanlon; a double tenement on Lackawanna street owned by Mrs. John Evans; double tenement on south side of Lackawanna also owned by Mrs. John Evans; and a one-story building owned by Alvin Pritchard, and occupied as a barber shop by George Mountford. Other names mentioned: George Williams, Harry Baldinger, Constable M. J. Gaughan, P. V. Scanlon, Thomas Hanahoe, Chief of police McAndrew as eye-witnesses.  Mrs. John Evans, son William and his family; John O'Malley and family. Small store conducted by Robert Jones damaged. Occupants on south side of street, Mrs. Sarah Gunstein and Mrs. A. C. Ackerly, Soo Hing Gring Laundry. Dr. Crans, Daniel Jones and Edward Mason, who occupy houses close to the brink of the pit, moved out last night. [condensed]


Death of William Freeman, at home of daughter, Mrs. Mame Tompkins, Schenectady, NY, yesterday.  Born 1825, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne co. The funeral will be Sunday from the home of M. K. Bishop with interment in Dunmore cemetery.

Misses Estelle Woodward and Mary Woodward, Hawley, spent holidays with parents M/M F. P. Woodward, Quincy ave.

George Fritz and family, Philadelphia, have returned home after spending week with relatives on North Blakely st.


Marriage of Susie Watkins and Bowers Berlew, both of Moosic, Thursday at home of the bride, by Rev. W. E. Edwards, M. E. church. They have gone housekeeping on Minooka ave.

Funeral of Edward Richmond yesterday from aunt and uncle M/M George Pearl.  Services in the Presbyterian church by Rev. S. W. Young.

Joseph Franklin Davis, 50, died at Ransom yesterday.  Funeral this afternoon at home of G. H. Refenbary, Ransom.

M/M James Greene of Miners Mills, and Messrs. Bert Hunt and Carl Hunt of Forest City, spent New Year's day at the home of the former's son, Robert Green. (sic)


Funeral of Elwood Richmond, killed at Hillside colliery, Tuesday, was yesterday from home of W. H. Pearl, Moosic.  Interment Langcliffe.

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Rev. Luther Hess Waring, preached farewell sermon at Grace Evangelical Lutheran last Sunday, will go to Washington, DC, where he will devote his time to literary work.


Mrs. James Patterson, Glens Falls, NY, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. R. Price, Ridge st.

Z. D. Edwards and daughters Vida Edwards and Mabel Edwards, a student at West Chester Normal school, visited at the home of D. J. Edwards, Main st.

Atty. J. E. Watkins and his mother are at the bedside of his brother, Rev. M. J. Watkins, in a Philadelphia hospital.


Funeral of Mrs. Juliet Forsyth occurred Tuesday, Rev. Hawkins officiating.  Interment in S. Harford cemetery.

Mrs. Isaac Lord, Binghamton, visiting her grandparents M/M Jacob Whitman.

M/M Johnson, Mansfield (PA), visiting daughter, Mrs. George Resseguie, East Harford.

Charles Fargo has moved to the S. B. York farm in Lenox.  M/M C. P. Chamberlin occupy the house vacated by Mr. Fargo.

Born recently, a son, to M/M Clarence Cary.

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Military wedding in East Orange yesterday, Miss Mercer Mason, daughter of late Lieut. John S. Mason of the First US Infantry (1890), married Lieut. James Brown Kemper, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.  The groom is a son of Dr. Andrew Carr Kemper, civil war army surgeon.  Ceremony performed by Rev. Dr. Alexander Mann, Grace church, Orange (NJ), at the home of the bride's mother, 58 Carnegie ave, East Orange.  Maid of honor, Anne S. Judkins (sister of bride), bridesmaids Ruth Mason (sister), Katherine Donaldson, Honora Spalding, New York; Margaret Reed, Andover, MA; Eleanor Carter, Scranton; Faith Leonard, New Bedford, MA; and Margaret Eshbaugh, Montclair, NJ.  Pvt. Robert J. Maxey, 6th Infantry, best man; ushers Capt. James V. Heidt, Tenth Infantry; Capt. William F. Nesbit, Fourth Infantry; Capt. William H. Simons, Sixth Infantry.  The young couple's courtship began when their parents lived at Fort Thomas, KY.  They will make their home at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

Miss Laverty, Clay ave, left to visit her sister, Mrs. Johnson, Newark, NJ.

Prof. and Mrs. H. D. Buck celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary at their home on Quincy ave, Tuesday night.

M/M Charles Acker, Fairview ave, entertained a number of relatives at dinner Tuesday evening:  Mrs. Tillie Acker, Margaret Acker, Ruth Acker, John Hall, Harry Acker, Will Acker, Warren Acker, Charles Acker, Elliott Acker, and Murray Acker.

William H. Storrs has formed a business connection in Tennessee, requiring his removal there.  George P. Griffiths and family will occupy his former residence at the corner of Wyoming ave and Mulberry st.

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Charles Drake of Aldenville is spending time with relatives here.

Miss Rachel Hunsiker, Philadelphia, is visiting relatives here.

Mrs. Juliet Reynolds of Jeffrey street is visiting relatives in Forest City.

M/M Woodmansee, Burkett street, spent New Years with relatives in Forest City.

Mrs. Frank Vanderford, Scranton, spent several days with relatives here.

Mrs. Walter Wilson and son William are visiting relatives here.

Mrs. Henry Gallagher and children of Scranton are visiting her parents, M/M Patrick Early, Seventh ave.

Miss Mary Walsh, Pittston, is a guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Kelly, S. Church st.

Sheriff Charles Armbruster, Wayne co., has severed his connection with the Carbondale Brewery, and will return to his boyhood home of Mauch Chunk after the expiration of his term in office.  He has purchased his father's hotel there.

Barbara Ovenick, 1, daughter of M/M Peter Ovenick, Fell twp., yesterday.  Funeral today with interment in Mayfield cemetery.

Leon L. Loon, NY state, will take up his home at M/M C. Mittan's, 83 Canaan st.

Born, a girl, to M/M Thomas Martin, S. Main st.


Funeral of John Cunningham, yesterday with mass at Sacred Heart. Final resting place was Calvary cemetery, pall bearers Patrick Murray, John Campbell, Michael Burke, George Holleran, William McCartney, and Patrick Fallet.

A number of friends gathered at the home of Mrs. John E. Humphrey to celebrate her 49th birthday on New Year's day.

Scranton Republican,  Monday, January 5, 1903

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Harry B. Sitgreaves, Niagra, NY, was called here by the death of his brother-in-law, William James.


William Drake has gone to visit his parents in New Jersey.

Funeral of Miss Mame Jones, N. Main street, who died New Year's day, was held Saturday from the residence of her uncle and aunt, M/M George Griffith with interment in Springbrook cemetery. [condensed]

Funeral of Frank Davis yesterday, interment in Marcy cemetery, Duryea.


Remains of Herbert J. Morgans arrived here yesterday and will be buried today.  Services from the home of his brother, Evan J. Morgans.  Interment at Forest Home.

Mr. D. M. Davies of Main street attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. S. T. Jones, yesterday.


Remains of Charles Lamon, Binghamton, brought to Susquehanna on Friday and interred in McKune cemetery.

Rev. M. J. Watkins, Hallstead Baptist church, is in a Philadelphia hospital awaiting an operation.

Funeral of Miss Ella Manger took place at Harford on Friday with interment at South Gibson.

Joseph Bryden, Susquehanna, appointed foreman Erie roundhouse in Port Jervis, NY.

Marriage of Henrietta M. Williams and Floyd D. Axtell, Esquire, junior member of the legal firm of Miller and Axtell, at the Baptist manse in Susquehanna, by the bride's father, Rev. J. L. Williams.

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Born, a son, to M/M Lewis Drake, Dec. 23, 1902.


Marriage of Lester Christiana, Hawley, and Gussie Atkinson, White Mills, by Rev. W. H. Swift at the Presbyterian parsonage in Honesdale, on Wednesday afternoon.   They will reside in this village.


Batchelor, Mrs. Mary Gertrude, 47, in New York City, Jan 2, funeral from sister, Mrs. Oscar Carpenter, 614 Adams ave, Scranton, Tuesday with interment at Waverly, PA.

Conway, James, 304 Fellows street, Jan 2, Funeral MONDAY at Holy Cross, Interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Dwyer, Patrick, Scranton, Jan 3, at the home of daughter, Mrs. Thomas Waldron, Schlager ave.  Remains will be taken to Waymart on the Monday morning 6:44 D&H train.

Paradise, Mrs. Elizabeth, Throop, funeral Monday with services in St. Mary's, Dunmore, and burial in Mt. Carmel cemetery, Dunmore.

Reese, John R., Jan 3, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Miller, Dalton, aged 73 yrs. 7 mo., Funeral Monday 7/5 from residence of deceased, North Abington.

Tuttle, J. C., 56, Scranton, Jan. 4.  Funeral Tuesday in Carbondale.

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Death of Bezaleel Davies, alderman, Fifth Ward, police magistrate, second precinct, 1712 Washburn street, last night.  Born Swansea, Wales, 57 yrs. ago and came to US as a mere boy.  Elected alderman in 1897 and conducted grocery store in the Banner block of S. Main ave. for many years.  Member Sumner ave. Presbyterian and survived by sons Walter Davies, Ira Davies, Gomer Davies, and daughter Mrs. John L. James.   Funeral announcement later.

Funeral of Mrs. Samuel T. Jones, Monroe ave, yesterday.  Interment in Dunmore cemetery, p-b Franklin Howell, Philip Warren, H. J. Blackwood, A. V. Powell, F. S. Godfrey, and Alfred E. Connell. Undertaker Price was the funeral director.


Mrs. Mary Gertrude Batchelor, died in New York last Friday, 47, sister of Mrs. Oscar Carpenter, Adams ave, Scranton.

John R. Reese, who was in his 74th year, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Miller, at Dalton.

J. C. Tuttle, Scranton contractor and builder, died yesterday, 56. Body taken to Hessinger's undertaking on Pittston ave.  Burial at Carbondale tomorrow.

Patrick Dwyer died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Waldron, Schlager blvd.  He had made his home there several years, formerly living at Canaan, Wayne co.  Father of Dr. Dwyer, Forest City, Mrs. Horn, Carbondale, and Agatha Dwyer, trained nurse at Carbondale.  Burial at Waymart this morning.

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Rev. E. J. McHenry, St. David's, announced appointment effective Feb. 1 in Philadelphia.

Funeral Notices:

Funeral of James Conway who died Friday will be held from Holy Cross this morning.  Interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Patrick Dwyer died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Waldron, 1306 Schlager blvd.  Funeral services this morning at St. Mary's, Dunmore. Remains taken to Waymart for interment via the D&H.

Funeral services of Mrs. Mary Henry, wife of Theodore Henry, held from home, 1008 West Lackawanna ave. this evening.   Remains will be taken to Portland, PA, tomorrow on Lackawanna train # 2 at 10:00.

Funeral of Mrs. Mary McNalty, 2727 Jackson street, daughter of M/M Patrick McDonough, yesterday at St. Patrick's.  p-b John Monohan, Nicholas McAndrew, William McAndrew, E. J. Leonard, Thomas Boylan, and Lew W. Andrews.  Interment made at Cathedral cemetery.

Police notes: A woman from Wilkes-Barre left a young child on the doorstep of the West Side station house yesterday, but was called back by officer John Mallott before she escaped.   Mrs. Bridget Joyce, Wilkes-Barre, who lies sick in a hospital, left the child a year ago at St. Patrick's orphan school.  The mother wished to see her child recently and so the child was sent.  It was brought back by a Wilkes-Barre woman yesterday, but as its breast was covered with a rash, the sisters in charge would not receive it until cured of the suspected disease.  Officer Mallott called Dr. W. A. Paine who pronounced the disease a simple rash, and the child was taken back to Wilkes-Barre.

John H. Thomas, Lykens, has been visiting brother, William Thomas, Scranton street.

Mrs. John Lydecker and son Cyril, of Nyak, NY, have been visiting her parents, M/M Patrick Flynn, Fifth st.

Prof. Arthur Phillips spent holidays with parents Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Phillips, has returned to Doylestown to take charge of his

W. R. Dawes, Brooklyn, NY, former clerk for druggist John J. Davies, was in town yesterday.


Funeral of Anthony Ruane this morning from home of sister, Mrs. John A. Ruddy, Cedar ave.  Requiem mass in St. John's and interment in Minooka cemetery.

Mary Dippre, 19, 308 Hickory st. Mass at St. Mary's German Catholic Monday, funeral Tuesday with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.  Undertaker Miller has charge.

Death of Mary Kellar, Saturday. Age 72, lived on Cedar ave. A son John Kellar survives.  Funeral Tuesday from Hickory st. Presbyterian with interment in Pittston avenue cemetery.

Rev. Anthony Durkin, S.J., New York City, visited his parents on Brook street.


Stanley Matthews, N. Blakely street., has been spending the holiday with relatives in Minersville.

Thomas Hughes has returned to Buffalo after spending holidays at his home on S. Blakely street.

Funeral of William Freeman yesterday from home of M. K. Bishop, Fifth street.  Interment in family plot in Dunmore cemetery.

pg 7

Thousands visit big cave-in at Olyphant.  Additional stories and photograph.

pg 8


Funeral of Michael Coggins from home on Powderly street, services and interment at St. Rose. p-b Thomas Mary, Thomas Kelly, Luke Larkin, Owen McDonough, Bernard Coggins and Edward Quinn.

James Healey leaves today to accept a position with Clarke Brothers in Scranton.

M/M J. Stanley Maxwell and two children have returned home to Joplin, MO., after spending holidays with relatives here.

Daniel Peel has returned to New York after visiting parents M/M William Peel.

Boyd Fowler has returned to his home in Coudersport (PA) after spending time with relatives here.  He was accompanied by Merlyn Stephens, son of M/M N. F. Stephens, who will visit there.

Death of James Lavin, Vandling, 66, proprietor of hotel, died Friday.  Born in Carbondale, lived in Vandling past 12 years. Survived by widow, Mrs. Kathryn T. Lavin, six sons and daughter: J. J. Lavin, Schenectady, NY; John F. Lavin, Scranton; William A. Lavin, Thomas P. Lavin, Edward R. Lavin, Morris A. Lavin, and K. Elizabeth Lavin of Vandling.  Funeral this morning, mass at St. Agnes, Forest City and burial in St. Rose cemetery, Carbondale.


Notes about change in line offices at the county courthouse.

Miss Anna May Dean, Waverly, PA, grand daughter of ex-county commissioner Dean (Luzerne co.), and a nice of Prof. Willis Dean of Wyoming Seminary, is a guest of her old classmate, Blanche Dietrich. John Turn, wife and son, of Buffalo, NY have been visiting.  He formerly lived at Falls and later was a trombone player with Bauer's band at Scranton.

Scranton Republican,  Tuesday, January 6, 1903

pg 2


At her late home on Cherry street, Mrs. Adeline E. Ketcham Smith died yesterday.  Born in Oakland Valley, Sullivan county, NY, and was 78 years and 8 months of age.  Daughter of James and Harriet Ketcham.  Married in 1848 to D. J. Smith and settled in 1850 in Dunmore.  Husband and children surviving: Spencer Smith, Buffalo, NY; Andrew C. Smith, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Edward Gagle, West Haven, CT; Mrs. G. W. B. Allen, Dunmore.  Funeral Thursday, Rev. W. F. Gibbons to officiate.  [Meeting of the Ladies' Aid society of the Presbyterian church was postponed due to her death.]

Asks to be Guardian.

Anna M. Hornbaker, next of kin to David Calcher, yesterday asked the court to be appointed guardian.  Hearing Jan. 17.

pg 3

The body of an unknown foreigner was found suffocated by gas on the Johnson culm dump at Dickson City yesterday.


Before Judge Kelly, Lackawanna co., yesterday, the following cases decided:

Nora E. Detweiler, Albert K. Detweiler. Married eight years ago by Rev. Dr. Guild and lived in Green Ridge for six weeks, during which time Detweiler drank considerably.  He left her, saying he was going to the Philippines and has not been seen since.

Ira Mitchell secured a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility.  They were married April 28, 1888, and lived together until Sept 6, 1902.  Mitchell stated they have had trouble for ten or twelve years and in that time he has never roomed with her.  They were in the restaurant business and his wife accused him of running around with other women.  She neglected her children to follow him about nights, and when he was home, frequently locked him out of the bedroom. Mitchell, a constable, was often called to serve processes at night.

Barbara Erion, Jacob Erion.  Jacob Erion was sentenced in Feb. 1899 by Judge Edwards to five years for rape and abusing Jennie Shimer, an 11-year old girl.  They were married in Germany, Nov. 5, 1885, and had lived in PA for 16 years, four in this county.  Before the Shimer incident, the respondent had deserted his wife several times.

Lena Ross, William Ross. Married Oct. 18, 1900, and lived at 452 Eighth street. From that time until they separated, their life was one continuous round of trouble, and he used vile, obscene language.

Thadeus Mirles, Maggie Mirles, colored.  Married in 1873 in Wilkes-Barre.  His wife accused him of dealings with other women and they separated for some months but lived together for some time. Owing to his wife's fondness for another man, "Boli" Wallace, they separated for good.

Roland A. Comtenoy, Mary Jane Comtenoy, by mutual agreement.  Mary Jane Thomas married Sidney Monk, Scranton, some fifteen or sixteen years ago.  Monk went away and, not hearing from him, she supposed him dead and married Comtenoy.  It afterwards developed Monk was still alive.

Annie Mundy, Charles Mundy.  Married at Pottsville, July 8, 1896, and came to Cedar ave, Scranton four years ago.  Mundy's principal fault was in turning his wife and two children out in the snow at 2 o'clock in the morning, although at various times he struck her, and on one occasion used a beer bottle on her.

George H. Traugher, Vira Traugher.  Suit brought on adultery, a well known physician was named as correspondent.  This case was tried by jury a short time ago and a verdict for the libelant returned.

pg 4


Peterson, M/M Martin, Dartmouth ave, a daughter, Jan 4, 1903.



Keller, Mrs. Louise, 625 Cedar ave, Saturday, Jan 6, 1903 [this should read Jan. 3] Funeral this afternoon.


Mrs. Patrick Connolly, Minooka, was buried yesterday morning at the Minooka cemetery.

Funeral of Herbert J. Morgan yesterday largely attended.  Brief service at home of Evan J. Morgan, then to Forest Home cemetery for burial.  p-b Job Thomas, Charles Woodward, David Davies, Albert Urweider and John G. Price.

pg 5


W. Irving McCormack and family, 845 Monroe ave, have moved to their new home, 520 Pine st.  The Monroe ave property has been (sold) to George F. Taylor.

The Providence Register, owned by John U. Hopewell, enters its 28th year this week.

Mrs. Margaret Brinton Thompson fell from the third story window of her home in West Chester, PA, last Friday and was killed.  She was the mother of the wife of Frederick Wollerton, cashier of the Traders National Bank, Scranton.

Stephen Keishell, 6, son of M/M James Keishell, Mott Haven, was run down by an Ontario & Western train at Olyphant yesterday afternoon and suffered the loss of his right leg.

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Birthday celebrated for Mrs. James Phillips, S. Bromley ave, Saturday night (1/3).  Refreshments served by daughter, Celina.

Mrs. Margaret H. Watkins, 338 N. Everett ave, widow of {James T. Watkins}, died Sunday, age 36.  Born and raised on west side, attended Jackson street Baptist.  A son, Stanley Watkins, 13, survives along with her father, John E. Williams, N. Everett ave., sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Suttie, N. Everett ave; Mrs. Thomas W. Watkins, west side; Mrs. George Threfeall, Michigan; Mrs. Otto Sneikert, Price street; Mrs. Horace Wilcox, S. Main ave; Mrs. Bert Griffin, Olyphant road; and two brothers: John C. Williams, Everett ave, and Ebenezer Williams, Hampton st.  Funeral Wednesday with Rev. Hugh C. McDermott, Simpson M. E. officiating with interment in Cambria cemetery.  [Mrs. Jane Bonetto, 315 N. Everett, injured back after slipping on steps leaving Mrs. Watkins's house.]

Edgar Allen Jones, 138 S. Main ave, son of the late postmaster {D. M. Jones} addicted to Lackawanna county BAR yesterday.  Graduated School of the Lackawanna, 1898, and June 1902 from Yale.  He is in the office of ex-district attorney John R. Jones.

Funeral of James Conway, 304 Fellows street, who died Friday, was held from Holy Cross yesterday with interment at Cathedral cemetery. Cusick was the undertaker.

Funeral at St. Mary's church, Dunmore, yesterday, for Patrick Dwyer, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Waldron, 1306 Schlager blvd., Saturday.  Remains taken to Waymart for interment. Cusick was the undertaker.

Death of Mrs. Ellen Philbin, 52 Powder ave, Sunday, age 72.

Funeral of the late Bezaleel Davies, alderman, Fifth Ward, who died Sunday, will be held from his home, 1712 Washburn street, tomorrow with interment in Washburn street cemetery.

Funeral services held yesterday evening for Mrs. Mary Henry, wife of Theodore Henry, 1008 Lackawanna ave.  Remains will be taken to Portland, PA, for interment.

Mrs. David J. Jenkins, Jackson street, is visiting her sisters in Kingston.

Mrs. J. T. Granachar, North Bromley avenue, Mrs. J. G. Detrick, of North Main avenue, Mrs. T. J. Loney, First street, and Mrs. A. M. Detrick, Chestnut street, left yesterday for Stroudsburg, to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. J. M. Detrick, who died very suddenly. [suspect that all the Mrs. Detrick should be Miss Detrick]

Margaret L. Morgan, State College, is a guest of her parents, M/M Reese D. Morgan, 117 N. Filmore avenue.

Mrs. Howard W. Hull, McKeesport (PA) is visiting her parents, M/M William H. Wolfe, S. Hyde Park ave.


Funeral of Anthony Ruane, yesterday from the home of his sister, Mrs. John J. Ruddy, Cedar ave.  Mass at St. John's and interment in Minooka cemetery. p-b Thomas Ruane, William Ruane, John Ruane, John Pendegrast, Patrick Walsh and Edward Manley.

Funeral of Mary Dippre today from her home on Hickory street.  Services and interment at St. Mary's.

Remains of Catherine Crone, Locust street, will be laid to rest tomorrow in the Cathedral cemetery.

Funeral of J. C. Tuttle today.  Body will be taken from Hessinger;s morgue on Pittston avenue to Carbondale where funeral services will be held.


Patrick Kelly, Ferdinand street, has entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Coal company, at Wehrum, PA.

Angela Nealon is confined to the home of her grandparents, M/M William Barrett, on West Market street, with pneumonia.

Dominick J. Cannon and Stephen A. Gavin, who have spent the past ten days with relatives, will depart today to resume studies at Notre Dame university.


George Deming, 3, Church street, son of M/M George Deming, who died Saturday night, was buried yesterday in St. Thomas' cemetery.

Mrs. John P. McNulty, Scranton, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. A. J. Walsh, Pine street.


Some of our young people have celebrated the holidays by entering the state of matrimony.  John Cook married M. Purdy, Dora Cook married Charles Winters, Square Top.

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Judge Edwards dismissed proceedings of Dr. A. R. Stevens of South Canaan, against his former wife, Mrs. Eva. M. Histed, to regain custody of their 11-year old child.

The Scranton bicycle club will lose four members who will be moved to Ithaca, NY, with their employer, National Salt company. W. J. Benger, P. H. Greff, J. R. Simpson, and R. G. Blanton.

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Anthony Padden has returned home from Elizabeth, NJ, where he had been employed the past eight months.

J. C. Tuttle, 56, a Scranton contractor, who died Sunday of pneumonia, will be brought to Carbondale this morning for interment.

Hon. E. E. Hendrick and niece, Mrs. Eva Smith, left yesterday for Los Angeles, CA, where they will spend the remainder of the winter.


Born to Rev. and Mrs. E. A. Quimby, Dec. 28, a son.

Funeral of Mrs. James Simmons, widow, Centerville, was held Dec. 31 in the Methodist Episcopal church, burial was in the family plot.

C. E. Wright and wife attended the Wright-Markle wedding at Scranton on Christmas.

Miss Alice Osborne has accepted the position of matron in an Ohio hospital.


Ed Mitchell has returned to Newport News after spending time with his mother on the west side.

Death of James Franey, North End, last evening.  Young man, survived by mother and a brother Henry Franey.  Funeral Wednesday from St. Mary's with burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

Miss Jennie Graham, Pottsville, has returned after spending time at the family home on north Main street.


Miss Nellie Bonstein returns to Darby, PA, to resume teaching in the High School after a ten day visit with her mother.

James Sharkey, West Pittston, had his leg broken Saturday by a large piece of ice at the washery where he is employed in Shenandoah, PA.


James Snyder and Calvin Snyder, of Scott, who have been sojourning in Colorado for the past year, returned home yesterday.

Mr. K. C. Bergan, Fishkill, NY, has returned home after visiting his mother in Mayfield.


M/M H. Hennesey, Lackawanna street, are visiting her parents in Deposit, NY.

Scranton Republican,  Wednesday, January 7, 1903

pg 3


Fred Ringler, Pittsburgh, is a guest of relatives in the city (Scranton).

William S. Mears, Joplin, MO, who has been visiting relatives here, has left for his home in the west.

Christy Matthewson, Factoryville, who played with the New York baseball team last year, was in the city yesterday.

W. K. McFarland, chief engineer of the Lackawanna Railroad company, tendered his resignation to be effective Feb. 1.  He leaves to take a position with the Gillespie Construction company.

Carrie Newhart and Robert D. McMillan were married at the M. E. parsonage, Binghamton, by Rev. Addison Hayes on Saturday, Jan. 3/

Anthony Moscowski, employed at the Oxford colliery, was arrested yesterday on the information of Mrs. Maria Schneskie, 431 Aswell court, on the charge of assault and battery.  He was arraigned before Alderman Millar and held under $ 300 bail.

Horrible death of John Ritter at White Oaks mines, Archbald, yesterday while thawing dynamite. He was son of court tipstaff Jacob Ritter.  He was 45 and leaves a wife and several children. [condensed]

The body found on the Johnson culm dump in Dickson City, Monday morning, was identified as Peter Yankosky, a Pole boarding with some fellow countrymen in Throop.


Mrs. Martha Burdick has returned to her daughter's, Mrs. Henry Baker, after a long visit in Jackson.

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          [only location was published on pg 4, see pg 5]


Burgetto, Charles Summers, Scranton, Jan 6, 1903, 15 years, 6 months and 2 days, son of Benjamin and Mary Burgetto.

Price, Mrs. J. Amon, in memoriam, written by Rev. N. G. Parke, indicates she was born in New England and grew up in Pittston.

pg 5

William Bell and Ellen Smith, Otsego county, NY, were married yesterday at Elm Park M. E. parsonage yesterday by Rev. C. M. Griffin.  They came to city yesterday and procured their license.

Mrs. Maria Corcoran and daughter Ellen C. Gaughan have sued M. F. Corcoran over a fraudulent deed.  They are the widow and children of M. J. Corcoran, Archbald, who died Aug. 9, 1895.


Funeral of Miss Margaret Jones occurred Saturday at the C. M. church (Calvinistic Methodist).  The remains were brought here from Moosic. David Pierce, Wilkes-Barre, and Seymour Jones, Scranton were among the attendees.

M/M Arja Bowen, Bellingham, MN, are visiting his mother, Mrs. Margaret Bowen.

Miss Stella Price has returned to Scranton after spending holidays with her parents here.

Anna Matthews has returned to Olyphant after visiting her aunt, Mrs. Catherine Thomas.

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Married at the parsonage of the Jackson street Baptist church by Rev. Thomas DeGruchy last evening, were William R. Gray, 1207 Eynon street, and Morvey Griffith, 1019 Hampton st.  Attendants were Miss Alvin Griffith (sister) and Stephen F. Fletcher.

Death of Stephen Whatley, 78, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick E. Guiles, 1118 Washburn street., Monday. He fell down stairs and broke five ribs on Friday.  Funeral Thursday with interment in Forest Hill.

Farewell party given Alfred Roberts for faithful service to Jackson street Baptist church.  He will permanently reside in Braddock, PA.

A boy named Herbert Smith, 13, Hancock, NY, was turned over to the west side police last night by a teamster who piked up the boy just outside of Mayfield.  The child claims he left Hancock yesterday morning to visit a friend, Ernest McGibbon, in Scranton.

Mrs. Armitage, Eynon street, is ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clem Marsh Sr., Chestnut street.

M/M Thomas Kleppinger, Tamaqua, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. George Fuhler, N. Sumner avenue.

Angie Reese, Syracuse, has been visiting her parents on this side.

Enoch Evans has secured the services of a new mixologist in the person of William Morris, Back road, Olyphant.

Mrs. Walter Cobb, Fairview avenue, is ill.  Her sister, Miss Myrtle LaRue, is slowly recovering.

Miss Bertha Stem, College Hill, East Stroudsburg, is visiting relatives at 1125 Washburn street.

Funeral of late Alderman, B. Davies, will be held from house, 1712 Washburn street, today.  Rev. David Jones will officiate with interment in Washburn street cemetery.

M/M John John Jenkins, Acker avenue, welcomed a young daughter to their home recently.


Funeral of Mary Dippre yesterday in St. Mary's German Catholic church with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.  p-b Frederick Heintz, George Wirth, Frederick Schunk, William Rosar, Michael Brierer, Jacob Emick.  Floral offerings bourne by Otto Weinschank, Anthony Dippre, and William Dippre.

Funeral of Kathryn Crone this morning at 9 in Cathedral cemetery, leaving the home on Brook street at 8:30 with mass at St. John's church.


W. E. Allen, Monticello, NY, is the guest of his brother, G. W. B. Allen, Dudley street.

Miss Anna Manley, Spring street, is spending the week with relatives in Wilkes-Barre.

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M/M Andrew Singer attended the funeral of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Abraham Singer at Scranton on Friday.

M/M Elwell Westcott, Scranton, spent New Year's day with relatives, M/M John W. Rhodes.


Jan 6-

Dr. John Wilson, Montrose, was the guest of his mother the forepart of this week.

Reuben Gardner, who has a position in Schenectady, NY, visited his parents M/M Jack Gardner.

Mr. Edward S. Hinds, has moved his family to Tunkhannock, where he has commenced his duties at sheriff.

Birth of daughter, Jan. 3, to M/M Charles Klinefelter.

Birthday party last Tuesday evening for Miss Ella Chase, 17. Complete guest list.

Jan 5-

Mrs. Minnie Heartz, Denver, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Luella Cook and sister Mary Cook.

M/M Andrew Rogers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on New Year's day at the home of their son William Rogers. Mr. Rogers is 85, Mrs. is 83.  Thirty relatives and friends were present. [No list, but from other comments we learn M/M Isaac Van Auken attended.]

Charles Rosegrance (sic) and Eva Reynolds married Saturday night at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. G. R. Smith.

Miss Nettie Gardner, Scranton, spending a week with her sister, Mrs. Miles Gardner.

M/M William Fish celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary Monday.

Mrs. Albert Doolitte entertained in honor of her nephew, Christy Matthewson.  [Guest list]

E. A. Sterling, formerly of Brooklyn (PA) was visiting his college friends, Christy Matthewson and Earl Manchester last week.  Mr. Sterling is employed by the forestry bureau in Washington, DC.

George Lee Smith, Springville, and Ethel Ross, Factoryville, were married on Wednesday at the M. E. parsonage by Rev. Lee.


Joseph Parry, Dundaff, is visiting his son, J. C. Parry, Greenwood.

M/M O. R. Rogers are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby daughter.

George Belknapp, Washington state, left yesterday after visiting his brother, John Mott.


N. M. Titman, Springville, has bought the F. L. Fish farm just north of town.

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The name of the man found dead on the Johnson culm dump Monday is Peter Janoeski, and he resided at Throop.


Miss Mary Earley, professional nurse, returned to NY yesterday, after spending holidays at her home in the north end.

Miss Cecilia Earley, Carbondale, returned yesterday after a week's visit with Miss Anna Gilhooley, Main street.

Miss Dorothy McDonough, Scranton, visited Miss Mary Earley on Monday.

Funeral of John Franey today from home at the north end.


Word received of the death of Mrs. John Peterson at Minersville, PA. Until Oct. 1, she had lived on Parsonage street.  She was 44 and is survived by a husband and adopted daughter, Nellie Peterson, and two brothers, George Miller, Parsonage street, And William Miller, Washington street.


Frank H. Smith, River Street, book keeper for A. E. Tiffany is near death from diabetes.

Mary Barrett, Dunmore, is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Bridget Walsh, Pike street.

John Bowers, formerly of this city, has been promoted to general outside foreman for the D&H company at Wilkes-Barre, he had been outside foreman at Baltimore # 3 colliery.

Remains of J. C. Tuttle, Scranton, contractor, were taken to Clifford for interment yesterday.

A marriage license has been issued for James Flullen and Mary Brennan of this city.  They will be married today.

Richard Thomas, of Providence, has been made local district agent for ICS and will at once take up residence here.  The territory will include all of Wayne and Susquehanna counties in addition to Carbondale.

Agnes Dyer, 2 years 5 months, daughter of M/M John Dyer, John street, died Monday of whooping cough.  Funeral today with burial in St. Rose cemetery.

Adam Manloa, infant son of Joseph Manloa, Simpson, died Monday. Burial today in St. Rose cemetery.

Approaching wedding of Anthony Hughes, Scranton, formerly of Carbondale, and Mary Moran, Scranton.  Miss Moran is a graduate of the Training School for Nurses at Emergency Hospital, Carbondale.

Death of John Shaffer, 65, Fairview, Sunday.  He was born in the house in which he died in February 1837.  Employed on the gravity road for a long time, but devoted his time to farming prior to the line's abandonment. Sisters Mrs. Mary Clark, and Amy Shaffer, resided on the old homestead with him.   Funeral from residence, Rev. Thomas Eva, Waymart M. E., presiding with interment in family plot in Canaan cemetery.


The Rev. Thomas Evans has returned to his charge at Patton, PA, after spending the holidays with his father, councilman William T. Evans.


Mrs. James Dougherty, widow, was buried Monday, with services at the Catholic church and interment in the cemetery on the hill.  She was well along in years and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Al Jordan, and by her grandchildren though her late daughter {Mrs. William Fox}.

Rumor has it that Luther Barlow and Miss Jae McKnown, daughter of the late {Col. N. A. McKown} are to be married.  Mr. Barlow is purchasing agent in the west for the hay and grain firm of Paul, Billings & Co., and is located in Michigan.  He is the son of townsman Charles M. Barlow.

Albert P. Northrop, son of Rufus P. Northrop, came home this evening from New York, and will stay a few days before going to his work on the Gould's engineering work in Missouri.  A reception this evening at the home on Palen street for Rufus's father in law, Mr. Allen, being his 90th birthday.

Transcribed and contributed by Richard M. Reese, 2001
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