LackawannaLackawanna County News

Scranton Republican, Thursday, Jan 15, 1903

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Eleanor Parrish, daughter of Charles Parrish, Wilkes-Barre and Joseph Habershaw Bradley, were married at the Church of the
Epiphany, Jan. 14, by Rev. Dr. Johns of Wilkes-Barre, assisted by the church pastor, Rev. Dr. McKin


(Jan. 12)

Earl Vosburg, Wilkes-Barre, visited his son Alonzo Vosburg.

Miss Winnie Berry spent Sunday with her parents at Peckville.

Mrs. Layton Clark spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. George Moore, Peckville, who is very sick.

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Mrs. Daniel Caniff, about 20, was accidentally shot yesterday by her sister, Mrs. Michael Fagin, a few years her senior.  The two were in the kitchen of the home of their father, Squire Loftus, while their husbands were at work on the night shift at the Jessup mines.  The two women were discussing what they would do to protect themselves when the gun accidentally went off.  [condensed]


An explosion of gas at the Taylor mine of the Lackawanna company yesterday killed Edward David, 21.  Charles Reed, Lincoln Heights, boss machinist was seriously burned.  The company machinists were at the Clarke vein to do repair work on pipes.  David's body was hurled with great force 35 feet, smashing against a pillar.  His body was taken to the home of his uncle, foreman John R. Jones [Johns], with whom he boarded.   The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist church.  Interment will be in Forest Home cemetery.  The casket will not be open in church, but the remains may be viewed at the home of Mr. Johns [sic] beforehand. Charles Reed is the son of M/M Louis G. Reed of the Pyne mines.  He was lately married. How the gas accumulated is a mystery as the airway was frequently traveled.  As late as last Saturday the fire bosses had made their rounds and foreman Johns travels that route two or three times a week.

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(Susquehanna, Jan. 13)

Welling Perrine, Susquehanna, recently general foreman of the Erie shops at Port Jervis, has been promoted to assistant master mechanic of the shops in Jersey City, NJ.

Findlay Prescott, Susquehanna, has been appointed Superintendent of stores and chief shop clerk at Susquehanna, to succeed D. J. Carson, transferred to the purchasing department in New York city.

Death of Horatio Englert at his home Jackson street, Susquehanna, Monday.  The funeral (took) place Wednesday.

Pierce Kinny, Auburn, has purchased the Titman house at Montrose.


Fire was discovered in the house of John Price, Electric avenue.  The cause was an overheated stove, the house was destroyed.


To M/M Jacob Hower, 1515 Price street, Jan. 13, a daughter.


David J. Phillips, Scranton; Annie Summerhill, Scranton
Balind Hayoz, Scranton; Mary Arnoski, Scranton
Michael Winitske, Simpson; Mary Zilinske, Simpson
Michael Macquire, Dickson City; Annie Currock, Dickson City

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M/M Warren Barber of Brooklyn, spent time with the latter's parents and other relatives in town.


Michael Walsh, Minooka, committed to jail for 30 days following a brawl in Magistrate O'Niell's office.  Walsh had been charged with stealing the tools of his brother-in-law, Teddy Walsh, also of Minooka and who works in Connell mine.  He then took the tools to The Gibbons mine where he works.  The tools were found in his possession there.  [condensed]

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The funeral of Edward J. Davies, of Eynon and Twelfth streets, 74, will be held from the home Friday afternoon.  Rev. D. D. Hopkins of the First Welsh Baptist church will officiate with interment in Washburn street cemetery.

The funeral of conductor A. H. Rowe will be held from his home, 114 North Garfield avenue, this afternoon with interment in Forest Hill cemetery.

This afternoon services at St. Patrick's for James Kennedy, 51, of Twenty-fifth street, who died in Lackawanna hospital on Monday. Interment will be made in Cathedral cemetery.

Yesterday afternoon the funeral of Mrs. Ann Griffith, 413 Sixth street, wife of Thomas Griffith, was held.  Pall bearers were from the ranks of the G.A.R., interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  P. W. Tague was the funeral director.

Mrs. Catherine Stoeckel, 438 Eighth street, died yesterday, aged 84 years 8 months.  She was the widow of Adam Stoeckel, 140 South Lincoln avenue, who died about five years ago.  Member St. Mark's Lutheran, Washburn street.  Born in Germany, she lived in this country since 1889.  Survived by the following children: Adam Stoeckel, Henry Stoeckel, at home; Fred Stoeckel, Mahonoy City; Mrs. Magdaline Cimmerman, Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Caroline Petre, Mahonoy City; Mrs. Sarah Bush, Philadelphia; Mrs. Henrietta Hinkle, Wright's court, and Kate Stoeckel, home.  Funeral Sunday from St. Mark's with interment in Washburn street cemetery.

St. Patrick's church was the scene of a wedding yesterday morning when Dominick Gibbons, clerk at the Lackawanna Valley house, and Mame McGowan, of this side, were united in marriage by Rev. Fr. Dunn.  Bridesmaid was Alice Coogan, Carbondale; Thomas Mullen, best man.  M/M Gibbons left on the 10 o'clock Lackawanna train for Philadelphia and other points.  Upon their return they will live on the west side.

Alderman George F. Kellow, W. Lackawanna avenue, recently performed the wedding of Lewis Owens and Mrs. Mattie Day Turner, both of the west side.

John Phillips, North Garfield avenue, and Anna Summerhill, North Everett avenue, were married at the parsonage of the Simpson M. E. church last evening at 8 by Rev. H. C. McDermott.  Cora Summerhill was bridesmaid, Charles Phillips best man.

Miss Beatrice Stephens, Nicholson, has returned home after a visit with her sister, Mrs. F. L. Foster, Landis street.

James Williams, Sloan street, is visiting relatives in Harrisburg.

James Davis, North Hyde Park avenue, has returned to Trenton, NJ, where he is employed.

Arnold Eggerson, Nicholson, is visiting relatives on this side.


Mrs. Kate Donnelly, about 45, 1835 Bloom avenue, died yesterday. Deceased was a widow and is survived by James Donnelly, 17, and Mary Donnelly, about 15 years old.

Rev. John Lynott, Blossburg, visited his parents on West Market street.

James Moley, Boston (MA), is spending two weeks with his parents on West Market street.

Mrs. Joseph F. Evans, Wilkes-Barre, was a recent guest of her mother, Mrs. M. Flynn, Brick avenue.

Born to M/M Joseph Weisberger, West Market street, a daughter.


Reginald Haughton of Canada is a guest of his brother, Rev. E. J. Haughton

Mrs. Bertha Plagaman, East Drinker street, died yesterday.  She was the widow of {Marcus Plagaman}, and was aged 60 years and 8 months.


(Jan. 14)

The sudden death of George W. Burdick, 75, formerly of this place, was a sad surprise to many.  Until Nov. 1, 1899, Mr. Burdick was gatekeeper for the old Providence and Abington turnpike and plank road company for 23 years.  When he resigned his position three years ago, he moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hazzard, in Green Ridge.  Mrs. Burdick also survives him.

Cyrus Hoppe of Greenwood spent Thursday night with relatives in town.

Mrs. Katherine Tripp and daughters, Florence Tripp and Minnie Tripp, spent several days last week with relatives in Nicholson.


Mrs. Kear, an aged lady from Sibley, died last evening.

A young carpenter arrived at the home of M/M Leslie Frutchie this week. [a baby boy]

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Peter Kolser, a Slav, of Exeter borough, who cut his throat on Sunday, died at Pittston hospital early yesterday.  He had no relatives in this country and his friends removed the body and will see that it is buried.

The funeral of Mrs. John Devers will be held this morning at St. John's church with interment in Market street cemetery.

Mrs. Charles Drake (nee Bertha Elterich) left for her home in New York after spending the holidays with her parents.

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photo commander John McComb, G.A.R.

Anthony V. Hughes and M. Retta Moran, former residents of this city, were married in St. Agnes church, New York City, yesterday morning, by. Rev. Msgr. O'Rielly.  Margaret McDonald, New York City, was bridesmaid.  Dr. Gerald Dray, also of New York, attended the groom. M/M Hughes left last night on an extended wedding tour.  In about a fortnight they will go to housekeeping in a nicely furnished home at Scranton.  Mrs. Hughes was formerly a resident of Green Ridge and graduated from the Emergency hospital training school here, four years ago.  Mr. Hughes is a brother of school director, P. F. Hughes and was formerly employed by the Prudential Insurance company here, resigning to go to Schenectady, NY, in the employ of the American Locomotive works.  Some time ago, he was transferred to the company's Scranton office. [Dickson Works became part of ALCO in 1900 -ED]


The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds, wife of C. A. Reynolds, Brook street, took place yesterday afternoon in the Baptist church at Factoryville, where she had formerly lived.  The pall-bearers were A. W. Brundage, George W. Seagraves, Frank Pickering, and A. N. Thorpe.


The funeral of Philip Melanchuck, Mayfield, who died Monday night, was held yesterday.  At Sacred Heart church, Rev. Fr. Dunn conducted the service.  Interment was made in Calvary cemetery.  Deceased is survived by his wife and children: William Melanchuck, of Austria, Charles Melanchuck, Mayfield; Mrs. Herman Taborne, Mayfield; Elizabeth Melanchuck, Orthella Melanchuck, Sophia Melanchuck, Gysela Melanchuck, and Johanna Melanchuck, all of Austria.

Miss B. Tallet, Mayfield, will leave this morning for Philadelphia where she will make her future home.

Scranton Republican, Friday, January 16, 1903

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An engineer at the Johnson colliery of the Scranton Coal company at Dickson City was killed while attempting to re-engage a cable pulling cars over a trestle to the culm dump.  James Healey, 40, of Olyphant, slipped and fell 30 feet breaking his neck.  He had been employed as an engineer for 20 years at the colliery.

Patrick Coltry, 540 Gordon street, a brakeman for the Lackawanna, died yesterday.  He was 35 and is survived by a wife and one child. Funeral from St. Patrick's church Saturday with interment in Mt. Carmel cemetery, Dunmore.

Thomas H. Watts, Glenburn, died yesterday.  He was 48 and leaves a wife and two children.  Mr. Watts had resided in this city for 30 years and was a manger and treasurer of T. H. Watts company, wholesale flour dealers, on West Lackawanna avenue for many years. A short time ago he engaged in the dairy business as manager of the Enderly dairy and moved to Glenburn.  Former councilman, 17th ward. Brothers W. J. Watts, F. D. Watts, and George A. Watts survive. Funeral at the Second Presbyterian church on Saturday with interment in Dunmore cemetery.


Mrs. August Kiefer and sister, Miss Clara Miller, visited Mrs. Minnie Kiefer, Main street.  [Miss Laura Kiefer is confined by

Miss Nellie Robinson, Union street, visited her sister in West Scranton.

Funeral of Edward Davis will take place this afternoon from the house of foreman John R. Johns, thence to Calvary Baptist church and Forest Home cemetery.

Funeral of Mrs. Kehr (Kear?), aged 80, Sibley will take place tomorrow with burial at Forest Home cemetery.

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To M/M U. L. Hughes, 1212 Sadie place, a daughter, Jan. 13.


John Pipacus, Scranton; Eva Petkawicz, Scranton
Frank Lukasewicz, Priceburg; Helena Ratazcak, Priceburg
George W. Lisk, Port Richmond; Julia F. Bishop, Dunmore


Morris, John J., 36, 208 Railroad ave, Scranton, Jan. 16.  Survived by three brothers, Martin Morris, Thomas Morris, and Joseph Morris. Funeral on Saturday morning.

Watts, Thomas H, 48, Glenburn.  Funeral from Second Presbyterian church, Scranton, tomorrow with burial in Dunmore cemetery.

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Frank Ritter, Foster, was struck by a southbound passenger train last evening at Foster and died shortly afterwards.


(Jan. 15)

Lyman Swartz and F. L. Trauger have been notified to serve as grand jurors at court next week.  Petit jurors are Joseph Bommersheim and W. S. Farnham.

Everett Frear and George Jaques have gone to Wehrum, Indiana county, on the promise of employment and good wages.  They expect to be gone until spring.

Funeral of Lewis Covey will be held at Mill City today.  The Odd Fellows will conduct the services.  Mr. Covey died Tuesday night.

Ernest Swartz, only son of the late {James S. Swartz} died Sunday, Jan. 11, at a Wilkes-Barre hospital.  Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday here.


Miss Fowler of East Wilson, NY, will spend time with her brother, Dr. C. C. Halsey of Cherry street.

Rev. D. C. Barnes is at Lockwood, NY, assisting his brother in revival work.  During his absence, Mrs. Barnes will visit their
daughter, Mrs. Miller, at Brooklyn (PA).

It is rumored that Rev. A. L. Benton, who recently resigned the pastorate at the Presbyterian church, has accepted a call in

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The funeral of A. H. Rowe was held yesterday afternoon.  Rev. James Benninger of the Embury M. E. church officiated.  Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery.  p-b James Lewis. Noah Lewis, Thomas Davis, George Thomas, Henry Madison, Sam Connor. Regan was the funeral director.

Death of E. G. Doyle, Laflin, a former resident here.  He is the father of Mrs. J. M. Williams, whose husband runs a shoe store on North Main avenue.

Funeral of James Kennedy, Twenty-fifth street, age 51, was held yesterday at ST. Patrick's church.  p-b James Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Philip Roach, Michael Needham, Daniel Needham.  Interment was in Cathedral cemetery.  M. F. Wymbs was the funeral director.

John J. Morris, 208 Railroad avenue, died Wednesday.  Deceased is survived by a wife and several children.

Mrs. M. J. Tyler, 307 South Hyde Park avenue, gave a tea in honor of M/M Alfred Roberts, of North Rebecca avenue, who will be leaving tomorrow for Braddock, PA, where they will make their future home.

Mrs. Thomas Hart, of the Archbald mine, recently received a letter from the west stating that Mrs. James Gaghan and Mrs. Anthony Moffat died a few weeks ago.  They are sisters to Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Patrick Timoney, of Meridian street.  Mrs. Gaghan was the mother of Mrs. Margaret Staff of Seventh street.

A pleasant party was tendered to Mary O'Donnell, the accomplished daughter of M/M Thomas O'Donnell, Meridian street, Wednesday in honor of her birthday. [long guest list]

Francis Evans, Philadelphia, is visiting her mother on Jackson street.

A pleasant surprise party was given Esther Pinnock, Keyser avenue, Wednesday , in honor of her 18th birthday. [guest list]


A wedding took place at the home of postmaster and Mrs. Mark K. Bishop, Fifth street, last evening, when their daughter, Julia Bishop, was married to George Lisk, of Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY.  Ceremony was performed by Rev. W. F. Gibbons of the Presbyterian church.  After a wedding tour of the New England states, they will make their home at Port Richmond where Mr. Lisk is postmaster.

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Coasting accident may result in three deaths.  A bobsled running at a terrific rate downhill on Mulberry street crashed into a telegraph pole at Prescott avenue last night.  The most seriously injured are Esther Casterline, 16, daughter of Luther H. Casterline, 1429 Vine street; Jennie Seaman, 17, 1425 Vine street, and William Von Bergan, 17, 825 Taylor avenue. In addition five others were treated for minor injuries: Chris Pfeiffer and Albert Pfeiffer, brothers, of 806 Prescott avenue; John Stearn, Frank Hawley, and a young man named Tingley. [condensed]

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Anna G. Farrell, a former resident of Carbondale, on Friday last became a professed Sister of Charity under the religious name of Sister Germanie at Emmettsburg, MD, and will engage in mission work in Washington, DC.

Anthor Berned, Danberry (Danbury), CT, is visiting his sister, Mrs. W. B. Foster, on North Main street.

Miss Ina Glover is suffering from an attack of tonsilitis at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. J. Dix

Martin O'Neill and William Brennan have left for Pittsburg where they have secured employment for the coming year.

Archie Brink, son of ex-councilman and Mrs. John Brink of Darte avenue, has left for Buffalo, where he has secured a position with the Lackawanna Iron and Steel company.


A peculiar accident occurred yesterday at the top of Broad street hill, where a number of men are engaged on the Cannon Ball trolley line.  One man, Anthony Pasquala, an Italian, employed about a derrick operated by steam power, was arranging a chain ready for hoisting stone when his thumb was caught fast in one of the links of chain and he was unable to release it.  The signal was given to hoist and the man was lifted twenty feet hanging by his thumb.  The member became loosed from the chain and Pasquala fell to the ground and was greatly shocked.  Dr. Barrett was called.

Will Koons, Shamokin, was calling on friends in town. He formerly resided here.

The funeral of John Merriman, Parsonage street, took place yesterday.  Rev. C. M. Surdam, Broad street M. E. conducted the services.  p-b Thomas Morgan, John Llewellyn, George Llewellyn, John Thomas, H. F. Davenport, Enoch Evans.  Interment was in Pittston cemetery.

Mrs. E. N. Decker and Miss Jessie Sutton attended the funeral of Mrs. Dr. Newman at Newton Center.


D. C. Greene Sr. and Mrs. John Brown attended the funeral of Thomas Reed at Pittston.

Mrs. W. C. Drake has gone to NJ to attend the funeral of her niece, Miss Elizabeth Maines.


The funeral of T. G. Perry took place yesterday from his home on south Main street.  Services were conducted by Rev. D. T. Smythe, Rev. Russell of Hudson, and Rev. Davis of Plains.  Interment was at Forty-Fort cemetery.  p-b David Davis, Prof. H. H. Harris, William Tilley and F. J. Burt of Plains.

Mrs. J. D. McPherson of Hudson visited her parents, M/M Solomon Deeble, south Main street.

Scranton Republican, Saturday, January 17, 1903

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A Wilkes-Barre woman, Mrs. William Adams, is said to figure prominently as the other woman in the divorce case of Col. Nathan H. Heft and his wife Frances Heft of Bridgeport, CT.  Colonel Heft is chief of the electrical department of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad.  M/M Heft have been married for over thirty years.

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Mrs. Waterman, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Clarence B. Sturges, during the more critical period of her illness, has returned to her home in Southport, CT.

Mr. J. M. Chance returned yesterday from a visit with his parents at Salem. IL.  He and his brothers have made it a practice to spend New Years with their parents.  The later will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec, 1st next.

Mrs. George B. Smith entertained at dinner Monday for her niece, Miss Cornelia Galpin and her friends.

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. George E. Guild and Messrs. George Clark Guild and E. Burnham Guild returned yesterday from the funeral of Mrs. Truman Guild at Walton, NY.

Mrs. Walter Littell Matthews and her sister, Mrs. William Allen Avery, entertained at the home of the former Tuesday afternoon. They were assister by Mrs. Willard Matthews and Mrs. F. W. Feltz, Mrs. Charles Matthews, Mrs. William Matthews, Mrs. T. F. Penman, Mrs. Joseph H. Lynde and Miss Howell.

Homer Greene, esquire, Honesdale, rounded out the half century of an active and busy life Friday, Jan. 9, with a social gathering of friends. [list of guests]


Mary McGowan, 3 weeks, daughter of M/M Andrew McGowan, Grove street, died yesterday.  The funeral will be this afternoon with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.


Born, Jan. 15, to M/M John Ford, Mott Haven, a son.

Mrs. Harry Smith, Scranton, visited her parents, M/M A. S. Newton, South Main street, on Tuesday.


The funeral of Mrs. Kear, of Sibley Mines, will be held this afternoon.  Services at the Sibley Union church, with interment at Forest Home cemetery.

The funeral of Edward David took place yesterday afternoon.  The funeral left the home of Foreman and Mrs. John R. Johns for the Calvary church, after which the cortege moved to Forest Home cemetery for burial.  Pall bearers were chosen from friends of the deceased. M/M John R. Johns wish to return thanks to all for their sympathy and help at the death of their nephew.

Born - to M/M Thomas Heffron, Depot street, a son.

[NEWS from Wales]

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[Religious news]

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Divorce action: Ida McKune; Peter McKune  She alleges cruel and barbarous treatment. They were married Aug. 22, 1893, and separate April 15, 1902.


(Jan. 16)

Funeral services were held in the Baptist church for the little child of Eugene Adams this (Friday) afternoon.


J. W. Molyneux has sold his blacksmith's hop to Silas White due to his failing health.

Mrs. Joseph Archer, Scranton, visited her uncle, J. C. Higgins.

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to M/M Charles Werner, 201 South Ninth street, a daughter, Jan. 14.
to M/M Daniel Lenihan, 2428 Jackson street, a daughter, Jan. 16.


Frank C. Peck, Scranton; Louise M. Gunster, Scranton
Stanley Pelkowski, Priceburg; Veronika Yezorski, Priceburg
Peter Ponsawicz, Scranton; Stasia Bolhera, Scranton
Andrew M. Goalrech, Scranton; Harriet M. Baker, Scranton
Emery Rolls, Peckville; Lefa Blackhougher, Peckville

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Death of Margaret Acker Schadt, the 15 year old daughter of Mrs. John A. Schadt, 410 Olive street, occurred last night following an operation for appendicitis.  She was a niece of Sheriff Schadt.

All three seriously injured in the bobsled accident on Mulberry street Thursday night are now expected to recover.


M/M Joseph Keddie and children have returned to East Liverpool after a three week visit with M/M Robert Keddie, Swallow street.

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Funeral of Edward J. Davis, of Eynon and Twelfth streets, was held yesterday from the home.  Interment was made in the Washburn street cemetery.

Patrolman and Mrs. David Parry, 335 North Hyde Park avenue, gave a birthday party yesterday afternoon in honor of the tenth birthday of their son, Walter Parry.  Refreshments were served by Mrs. Parry, assisted by her daughters, Maud parry and Elizabeth Parry. [list of guests]

The funeral of E. G. Doyle, Laflin, will be held tomorrow.  The remains will arrive on the 1:33 PM D&H train for interment in
Washburn street cemetery.

Funeral services over John J. Morris, 208 Railroad avenue, will be held at Holy Cross church this morning with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

John A. Davis and Ethel May Staff were married in Pittsburg on Jan. 8, by the Rev. J. G. Harper.  After the ceremony they left for their newly furnished home at Ellsworth, Washington county.

M/M Deforest C. Race, newly married, visited her uncle E. F. Lockwood, South Main avenue.

Marvin C. Smith and family have moved to Buffalo.

M/M W. G. Bortree, Price street, are entertaining his brother, George Bortree, of Moscow; and their daughter, Mrs. John Martin, of Lynnbrook, L. I., NY.

Miss Sophia Croft of New Albany (PA) is a guest of relatives on this side.


John Rodda, 1808 Wayne avenue, 71, died yesterday.  Born in Cornwall, England, he emigrated to this city 38 years ago (1865) and entered into the employ of the DL&W company.  He is survived by his widow, a son William Rodda, and a daughter Mrs. Giles Schenck, all of this section.  The funeral will be Sunday with burial in Dunmore cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Kate Donnelly was held yesterday afternoon. Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery.  Mrs. Donnelly was about 38 years of age and is survived by two children, James Donnelly and Mary Donnelly.

Patrick O'Malley, Gouldsboro, is visiting his sister, Mary O'Malley, Cusick avenue.


The funeral of Mrs. Marcus Plagerman will be held this afternoon from the home on Drinker street.


Mrs. A. Vidaver, of New York City, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jacob Johley, Sanderson avenue.


M/M H. Buddle of Carbondale are visiting relatives in Blakely.

Pages 9 and 10 were taken up with court news, the vote fraud case and a list of 468 cases scheduled for court in February.

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Born - to M/M John Buckley, Sand street, a son.
         - to M/M E. J. Healey, Park place, a son.

Anthony Padden returned to Elizabeth, NJ, yesterday after spending the holidays with his parents on Fallbrook street.

Scranton Republican,  Monday, January 19, 1903

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The experience of a Susquehanna, Pa., Man in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE, Jan. 18.-- Ralph Farneham, fireman in the employ of the Erie railroad, who lives at Susquehanna, Pa., went to Cortland yesterday to get married.  As none of the clergymen or city officials appealed to would perform the ceremony for 50 cents, he went home again without tying the knot.

At Cortland he met Miss Blanche Fuller of DeRuyter, and together they were to a hotel and Farneham started to find a minister.  He offered a reverend gentleman the 50 cents and the clergyman decided that he would not tie the knot for that.  Then he went to Mayor Brown who also refused, referring him to some minister.

"They want a dollar for marrying a feller here," said Farneham, "and I can only pay 50 cents."

The city judge also refused to marry the couple and Farneham explained to his sweetheart and together they returned to Susquehanna where they expected to get a 50-cent ceremony.

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Mrs. William F. Hallstead gave a luncheon Saturday afternoon in the ladies' parlor of the Scranton Club in honor of her granddaughter, Miss Mary Hallstead.

The following were present: Mrs. William F. Hallstead, Mrs. George M. Hallstead, and the Misses Lorena LaBar, Helen Merrifield, Alice Blair, Mary Tracy, Marion Howarth, Mary Hallstead, Mary McLaine, Natalie Connell, Elizabeth Jermyn, Mary Isabel Kays, Marion Jones, Margaret Connell, Florence Smith, Mildred Marple and Margaret Baker. The party afterwards attended the matinee at the Dixie.

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Harry Eppstein was on Saturday arrested by Mounted Officer Charles Perry on a charge of burglary and at a hearing in police court was held under $500 bail for court.  His arrest was due to a confession made by his brother, Louis Eppstein, recently arrested for looting Friend's grocery store on Penn avenue.


(Jan. 17)

Mrs. Vaughn leaves for California the 18th.  She accompanies Mrs. F. H. Jermyn and her daughter.  They expect to make a tour of the coast and return by way of Salt Lake City.   They will be gone two or three months , first visiting Mrs. Swan at Pasadena.


(Jan. 17)

M/M M. E. Clifford entertained a sleighload of young people from Scranton Thursday evening, Jan. 15.  Although the guests were somewhat late in arriving, yet an enjoyable evening was spent. Different games were indulged in, interspersed with music and singing, until a late hour when refreshments were served.  Those present were: M/M William H. Coleman, Misses Hattie Jones, Nettie Jones, Elizabeth Wills, Jennie Wills, Stella Wills, Anna Rhodes, Adeline Rhodes, Jennie Burns, Clara Gibbs, Sadie Gordon, Leona Park, May Kizer; Messrs. Lloyd Kresgie, Ed Conrad, Robert Gordon, James Wills, Frank Wills, Ben Brandimore, John Brandimore, Arthur Leach, Scranton; M/m Robert Evans, M/M F. M. Young, M/M M. E. Clifford, Miss Sadie Bronson, Miss Carrie M. Clifford, Mr. George Young, Clark's Summit.

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Charles Peffer, 1919 Price street, a popular young Polish resident of this side, and Miss Isabella Mason, 127 Grif avenue, were married at the North End Lithuanian Catholic church yesterday afternoon by the Rev. Anthony Kaupas.  Bridesmaid was Nettie Martikus and Joseph Peffer and Anthony Tomisky attended the groom.  Upon their return from New York they will reside at the groom's home on Price street.

Walter Kime, 116 North Hyde Park avenue, and Frances Myers, daughter of Joseph Myers of 630 Beech street, journeyed to Binghamton, where they were quietly married Thursday at the parsonage of the Chenango street Baptist church, by the pastor, Rev. Walter John Phillips. They will live with the groom's parents on North Hyde Park avenue.

The remains of E. G. Doyle, Laflin, were conveyed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Williams, 622 North Main avenue, where services were held yesterday.  Interment was made in Washburn street cemetery.  Will Price was the funeral director.

At St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran church yesterday afternoon, funeral services were held for Mrs. Catherine Stoekel, 438 North Eight avenue, 84.  Interment was in Washburn street cemetery.

James H. Feeney, architect, Feeney & Williams, died at his home, 1120 West Locust, Saturday morning.  Deceased is survived by his wife and the following children:  John Feeney, Charles Feeney, Mary Feeney, William Feeney, Thomas Feeney, and Irene Feeney; one sister, Mrs. John Gallagher.  Funeral Tuesday from St. Ann's Chapel, Lincoln Heights, with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Two christenings were held on this side yesterday, one at the home of Agnes Miller, 226 North Filmore avenue, and the other at the home of G. F. Suckert, 305 South Ninth street.

Miss May Hinkle, Third street, gave a surprise birthday party on Friday for Mrs. George Duke. [guest list]

The parties who were married in Pittsburg, report in this column on Saturday (Jan. 17), were Ethel May Staff, Quay avenue, and John A. Davis, son of M/M Abel Davis, North Garfield avenue.


Funeral of Mrs. Marcus Plagerman took place Saturday at the home on East Drinker street.  The remains were interred in Dunmore cemetery by the following friends of the family:  George Dykes, Robert Deny, Richard Meade, Harry Sanders, M. J. O'Boyle and John Dirks.


Funeral of John Rhodda, one of Providence's pioneer citizens, 1808 Wayne avenue, was held yesterday afternoon.  Services at the home conducted by Rev. George A. Cure.  Interment was made in Dunmore cemetery.

Mrs. John Moran, W. Market street, was buried yesterday afternoon in Cathedral cemetery with services at Holy Rosary church by Rev. J. J. Holmes.   She is survived by her husband and three children, Owen Moran, John Moran, and Mrs. Gilligan.

Mrs. Gildea, Archbald, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Horan, McDonough avenue.

Mrs. S. M. Corson, North Main avenue, has been a guest of her mother, Mrs. A. A. Cunningham, at Peckville.

Misses Anna Murphy and Katerine Burke of Carbondale, visited the Dougherty residence on Church avenue.

Mrs. Martin Gilboy died at her home on Keyser avenue Saturday afternoon.  She is survived by a husband and four children, all residents of this section.  Funeral Tuesday with services at Holy Rosary church and interment in Cathedral cemetery.


The funeral of Mary Dougherty, daughter of M/M Michael Dougherty, South Irving avenue, will be held this morning from her home. Mass will be celebrated at St. John's church before interment in Cathedral cemetery.


Philip Schnell, 636 Lackawanna avenue, died last night.  He came to this country in October 1853 and was for several months employed on the Erie road at Callicoon, Sullivan county, NY.  In May 1854, he came to Scranton, securing work at the Diamond drift of the Lackawanna company.  He remained there but a short time, going to the Pine Brook and Nay Aug mines and later to the rolling mill of the Lackawanna Iron and Steel company.  He eventually learned the carpenter's trade and for the next twelve years was employed in this city, St. Louis, MO, and New Orleans, LA.   In 1866, he built a hotel at the corner of West Lackawanna and Seventh street and two years later he went into business at the Keystone hotel, which he owned at his death.  A wife and a daughter survive.


One man was killed and another seriously injured by falling from a derrick 75 feet high at the Hampton boiler plant in West Scranton yesterday afternoon.  The escape from death of the second man was miraculous.

The man who was killed is John Hightosh, and the injured man is Borall Gule.  Both were residents of West Scranton. The accident occurred late yesterday afternoon.  The men were at work on the derrick handling the car loads of ashes brought up from the Hampton boiler plant, which supplies steam for a number of collieries in that vicinity.  One of the cars slipped off the tracks and off the derrick carrying the two men with it.

They fell 75 feet to the ground, Hightosh's neck was broken by the fall, and he died while being taken to the Moses Taylor hospital. Gule had a remarkable escape from death.  He landed on his face and hands and was picked up unconscious.  AT the Moses Taylor hospital it was found that his injuries were confined to broken bones in the face and cuts and bruises about the body.  His injuries are not regarded as serious.


The funeral of James Healey, Ferris street, was held yesterday afternoon.  Services were held in St. Patrick's church with interment in St. Patrick's cemetery.  p-b Michael Ingoldsby, Thomas Missett, John Shea, John Keegan, Charles Hanlon, P. J. McCormick.

M/M R. Neubaeur of Scranton, spent Sunday with the latter's parents on Delaware street.

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(Jan. 17)

Miss Emma Smith is quite seriously ill at this writing.  Dr. Taylor of Hopbottom is attending to her and her sister, Mrs. Cleon
Salisbury, is caring for her.

Freman Powers of Scranton visited his parents last SUNDAY.

William Lawrence is working in Buffalo, NY.

Miss Viva Whiting visited her sister, Mrs. Louise Conrad of Harford.

George Freeman has moved his household furniture to Scranton.

M/M C. K. Powers attended the funeral of Mrs. Patterson at the home of their daughter, Mrs. B. Farnham at Nicholson, last Sunday.

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Christmas Davis, proprietor of a restaurant opposite the silk mill at Simpson, was the victim of a stabbing Saturday night.  He is now in Wheeler's hospital.  Christy Mangan, the man who did the slashing made his escape but was arrested yesterday at the home of Jesse Cobb in Greenfield.  [condensed]

May L. Avery, Garfield avenue, has returned from a visit to her brother, Charles G. Avery, Phillipsburg.

Mrs. Edward Roche, accompanied by her sister Katherine Byrne, has returned to New York City after visiting her father, P. Byrne, Washington street.

Mrs. Louis Robertson of Mineral City, KS, who was formerly Myrtle Perry of Scranton, is a guest of Miss Harriet Rolls, Williams avenue.

M/M Frank Giblin are rejoicing over the arrival of a bouncing baby girl.

During a fight which followed a dispute in the French restaurant known as the "Black Cat" in New York City, Detective Sergeant William D. Welsh was shot through the next last night [Friday, Jan. 16] and probably fatally injured.  A waiter named Gabriel Aerne was arrested and identified as the man who fired the shot.  Mr. Welsh is a former Carbondalian and has been a city policeman since prior to the Spanish American War in which he served as an enlisted man in the Astor battery, Philippines.  [condensed]

Owen Burke, 382 Cottage street, died Saturday.  Born in County Silgo, Ireland, 58 years ago.  He came to this country and Carbondale 30 years ago.  His widow, a son John Burke, and daughter Mary Burke, survive.  The funeral will be Tuesday with burial in ST. Rose cemetery.

Mrs. Michael Malia, 64, O'Neill, NE, died on New Year's day.  She was the former Mary Kirkwood of Carbondale.  She left in 1870 taking up residence in Scranton for four years, after which she went to Nebraska.

Duane Pethick, Spring street, on Friday entertained about 14 of his young friends in honor of his thirteenth birthday.

Scranton Republican,  Tuesday, January 20, 1903

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Oscar Henry and Nelson Sheldon will go west in the very near future.

N. M. Titman has bought the Freeman Fish farm at Lynn and will take possession on April 1.

George E. Taylor and wife are visiting relatives and friends in Bradford county.


Mrs. James Wheeler has returned from Tompkinsville, where she visited her daughter, Mrs. Preston Brown.

Miss Bessie Hill, Jermyn, spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. O. P. Vail.

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Miss Eva Carey visited her parents M/M Eugene Carey on Sunday.


Frank Wegge Jr., 24, died from typhoid fever at the home of his parents last Thursday.   The funeral was held Saturday from St. Philomena's church with the remains interred in Hillside cemetery.

Miss Mary Ward, Seeleyville, visited her aunt, Mrs. D. Bingham.


(Jan. 19)

Born to M/M D. H. Moses, on Friday, a son.

Winifred Edwards has returned to Kane, PA, after visiting her parents at Yostville last month.

Ira Thomas, Moosic, was a guest at the home of R. D. Thomas.


Mrs. Thomas Major returned on Monday from Plymouth, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lillian Turner.

John Newman, who was doing jury duty last week at Scranton, was called home on account of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Dr. Newman.

Miss Millie Ross recently attended the funeral of her uncle, Gibson Ross, at Glendale.

M/M Frank Hufford have returned from a two-week visit with their daughter, Mrs. Frank Devers, Paterson, NJ.

Mrs. James Lacoe, and her daughter Grace, have been spending time with relatives in New York City.

Mrs. George Ace spent several days last week with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Tucker at Duryea.

Miss Grace Weiss, West Pittston, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. George Ace.

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George Breese, Carbondale; Augusta Cobb, Carbondale George Simka, Taylor; Borka Zaharczak, Taylor Ira M. Hobbs, Peckville; Gertrude Gardner, Peckville Mitro Hovanec, Jessup; Mary Maskaly, Jessup Jacob Hull, Archbald; Sophia Yonik, Archbald George A. Silfees, Hollisterville; Hattie Hutchins, Hollisterville Roger McLeod, Scranton; Ellen Montgomery, Scranton Peter Hart, Peckville, Anna Clark, Peckville


Master, Mrs. J. B., at Hallstead, PA, Jan. 17, 55. Remains will be brought to this city Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and will be taken to Elmhurst for interment.

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The funeral of Margaret B. Acker, daughter of M/M John A. Schadt, took place yesterday from the family residence where services were conducted by Rev. Edgar B. Singer, assistant pastor, Elm Park church..  Interment was made in the family plot in Forest Cemetery. [sic] p-b Carl Schadt, Fred Schadt, Charles Acker, Bert Williams, Edward Williams, and William McKeaney.  Flower bearers: Edward Gunster, Thomas Fahey, John Hall, Roy Shirer. [Detailed list of floral tributes which included the following known relations: William L. Acker, Warren T. Acker, brothers; John and Hazel Schadt; M/M C. H. Schadt; Mr. C. R> Acker and mother; Mr. Fred Schadt; Catherine, Carl and Marjorie Schadt.]


Early yesterday morning a fire broke out in the basement of the Mulley department store on Providence Square. An estimated $1800,000 is damages were done as the fire spread to the William Chappel building, and a building owned by Dr. Henry Roberts. The Mulley building had been built in 1856 and was a three story structure, 80 x 100 feet, used as a general department store. The basement of the Robert's building was occupied by M/M George Zelmar. [condensed]

Application for divorce of Mrs. Susan Paine from Alfred Paine was refused.  They had lived together nearly 34 years as husband and wife, having one son and two daughters.  An earlier divorce went uncontested and granted in 1899.  They lived apart for less than a year and remarried May 2, 1900. [condensed]


(Jan. 19)

Born to M/M James Snyder Jr., a son

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William Bush, 19, son of M/M John R. Bush, 1030 West Lackawanna avenue, formerly of Stroudsburg, died yesterday morning.  The remains will be taken by the Lackawanna railroad to Stroudsburg for interment at a time to be published later.

The funeral of Philip Schnell, 626 west Lackawanna avenue, will be this afternoon at the house.  Following services at the Mifflin avenue Lutheran church and interment in Forest Hill cemetery.

David Johns of West Lackawanna avenue has gone to New York where he has accepted a position.

John Williams, Buffalo, is a guest of relatives on this side.

Miss Lottie Purcell, Wilkes-Barre, is visiting Mrs. Rachel Purcell, South Hyde Park avenue.

The engagement of Bessie Neely, daughter of M/M Minor Neely, North Rebecca avenue, to Harry Randolph, South Hyde Park avenue, has been announced.  The marriage is to take place Jan. 28.


Mrs. William O. Sillick died Saturday morning at her home on Carter avenue.  She is survived by her husband and three small children, her parents, M/M Alvan Shafer; and the following brothers and sisters:  Louis Shafer, Orvil Shafer, Will Shafer, James Shafer, Mrs. John Salsman, Mrs. James Reid, all of the north end.  Deceased was a member of the First Christian church.  Funeral this afternoon with interment in Dunmore cemetery.

Funeral of Mrs. Michael McCarthy, William street, this morning at Holy Rosary church with interment in Dunmore cemetery.

Margaret Marran has returned to Patchogue, L.I., NY after visiting her cousin, Katherine Sullivan, Wayne avenue.

A surprise party was tendered Mrs. J. C. Sommers, Short avenue, in honor of her 28th (?) birthday.


Born to M/M Taylor Schwartz, South Blakely street, a son.


John Ritter, South Main street, who was injured in the D&H No. 3 mine nearly two weeks ago, died Sunday evening.  He was the son of tipstaff and Mrs. Jacob Ritter, of Church street, and is survived by his widow and ten children.  Funeral Wednesday with mass in St. Thomas' church and interment in the Catholic cemetery.

The funeral of Charles Klopfer, who died Saturday, will take place this afternoon.

Miss Alice Murtaugh, Providence, is visiting relatives in town.


Dr. and Mrs. F. T. Budd, Main street, are entertaining the latter's sister, Miss Beck, Moscow.


The 1-year-old child of M/M M. J. Murray, Ferris street, died at the home of its grandmother, Mrs. R. Keegan, Sunday, from bronchitis. The funeral will be this afternoon.


Sunday evening, John Shea, the eldest child of M/M Michael Shea of Minooka, breathed his last.  He was 13.  Funeral will take place Wednesday with interment at Minooka.

M/M J. Daniels and daughter Loretta Daniels of South Taylor spent Sunday with friends and relatives in Hyde Park.

Edith Roberts of Hyde Park has returned home after visiting relatives in the borough.

M/M Will Adkins of Providence were the guests of M/M Charles Adkins of Atherton street Sunday.

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M/M P. V. Phillips have returned to Binghamton after a few days with their brother, W. R. Doran.

Frank H. Smith died at his home in Carbondale Jan. 7 after a short illness of diabetes.  He was born in Lenox July 8, 1874, and married Bessie M. Hardy, youngest daughter of D. N. Harvey, of Lenox, Sept. 20, 1899.  He was a member of the Universalist church. Services were held in the Tower church in this place, Jan. 10.  He is survived by his wife and one child, an aged mother, three brothers and one sister.


M/M Joseph Osgood, Hamlinton spent Saturday with their son, William Osgood, at this place.


The divorce case brought by Michael P. Lavelle against Ellen Lavelle was marked off the list.  The libelant has died since bringing the action.


John B. Jones, Everett avenue, a miner employed at the Oxford mine, died last night while at work.  He is survived by his wife and several children.


Victor Mackey and sister, Genevieve Mackey, were guests of their sister Pearl at Factoryville.

Mrs. Mary Strickland accompanied her grand daughter, Mrs. B. E. Miller, to he home at Sayre, PA, on Monday last.

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A fire broke out at 1:30 in the afternoon yesterday in the central part of the city, losses estimated at $35,000.   The fire was in a double store on North Main street occupied by the Fair Novelty store, Bell and Brown Hardware, and Dr. Spencer's dental parlors. Firemen battled the blaze for seven hours.

Mrs. John Scurry owned the building occupied by Bell and Brown, J. J. Riegeluth owned the Fair store and was at his other store in Middletown, NY, yesterday. [condensed]

Rose Collins, 2, daughter of M/M C. Collins, Electric alley, died yesterday morning.  She was badly burned Dec. 30 when an ember from a piece of burning wood that she was playing with caught her clothes on fire.  Burial in St. Rose cemetery this afternoon.

Born - to M/M Michael McGuiness, Dundaff street, a son.

M/M William Holtzmaster, former residents of this city, now of New York City, are visiting friends in town.

Miss Mary Ferguson, Olyphant, spent a week with Mrs. P. F. Hughes, Church street.

M. J. Murphy, a former Carbondale resident, visited briefly his relatives in town.  He is now connected with the Bayonne (NJ) Herald.

M/M Anthony V. Hughes, who were wedded in New York City Wednesday last, arrived in this city Saturday and are spending a few days at the home of Mr. Hughes' mother on Powderly street.

John Boland and family, Archbald, have taken up residence on Brooklyn street for the winter.

An infant son of M/M Anthony Mosier, Electric alley, died Sunday. Burial was made in St. Rose's cemetery.

Born to M/M Joseph Flannaghan, of Clune's alley, a son;
   "    to M/M Morris Rothermel, Scott street, a daughter;
   "    to M/M C. F. Drake, a daughter.

F. N. Hibbits, formerly division manager of the Erie railroad with headquarters in this city, was a visitor in town Saturday. He now holds a position on the Union Pacific railroad with headquarters in Omaha, NE.


Mrs. Rev. W. J. Hill and daughter, Mrs. Bessie Hill Smith, visited friends Sunday.

Miss Mame Speece was in Scranton yesterday attending the funeral of her cousin, Miss Acker.

Mrs. E. E. Weston of Wyoming avenue (W. Pittston) has been spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Reese of Taylor.

Mrs. MacAndrew, Upper Pittston, 47, died from pneumonia.  Five children survive her, also her mother, two sisters and a brother. The funeral will be Wednesday morning with mass at St. Mary's church and interment in Market street cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson, the sister of Mrs. J. B. Kirby, returned to her home in Jersey City yesterday.


The funeral of the infant child of M/M Alex Widcock, Mayfield, was held yesterday.  The child died Saturday of pneumonia.

Mrs. Eldridge, Miss Eldridge, Miss Hower, and Mr. J. C. Jackson, Wilkes-Barre, are guests of Dr. and Mrs. B. H. Jackson, Mayfield

Twin sons were born on Sunday to M/M Anthony Demshock, Mayfield. Also born a son to M/M Samuel Brokenshire, H. Street, and a daughter to M/M Joseph Tremby, Cemetery street.

Thomas Gilligan and Edward Grier, two young men of Mayfield who have recently returned after three years service with Uncle Sam in the Philippines, left a few days ago to take up army life again.

Attorney and Mrs. McCarthy, Honesdale, are guests of the former's brother, John McCarthy, South Main street.


The death of Frank Treen yesterday was a shock to the community. Born in Yorkshire, England about 35 years ago, he came to this country at age 20, settling in Scranton for a few years.  He afterward moved to Pittson, and came to Avoca in 1897.  He is survived by his wife; his parents, three brothers and three sisters, all of Yorkshire.

M. D. Sanders and his son, Fred Sanders, who have been at Delta, CO, for the past several years, returned to visit the family home on Lincoln Hill.


(Jan. 19)

Born to M/M William Colby, a son.

Mrs. Laubsher was called to the Delaware Water Gap last Friday by the illness of her mother.  Since her departure we have learned of her mother's death.

Margaret Foley, daughter of M/M Daniel Foley, has accepted a position in the Scranton Correspondence schools as a teacher of higher mathematics.  Miss Foley graduated with high honors from St. John's Academy in Pittston last June, after which she took a course in St. Cecelia's Academy in Scranton.

Scranton Republican,  Wednesday, January 21, 1903

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After a quarrel with his wife, postmaster John R. Evans, Jessup, committed suicide yesterday by sending a bullet crashing into his brain.  Evans, who is a clerk at the Dolph company's colliery at Jessup, went home for lunch at noon, engaged in an altercation with his wife, then went to his room and procured a 38-caliber revolver. He is survived by his wife and three children.


The funeral of John Ritter will take place from his home on South Main street this morning.


(Jan. 19)

Mrs. C. J. Reed, Tunkhannock, spent several days visiting at Mr. F. T. Knapp's.

Lewis Covey passed away on Tuesday evening and was buried Thursday, leaving a wife and several daughters.

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(Jan. 20)

Born to M/M Peter Finkler, a daughter.

James Stone and Mrs. Polly Hall, Waverly, called upon Miss Mary Hall on Northup hill.

A special meeting of the Glenburn school board was called, in the station, Thursday morning, for the purpose of electing a new president to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of E. J. Northup, who moved to Scranton.  John Northup was elected.

J. E. Edwards has rented the tract on the hill owned by Mary A. Hall.



A gang of burglars did some clever work at Browntown on Monday night. The store of Edward O'Shaughnessy was relieved of several hundred dollars worth of goods, in spite of the family living in close proximity and a watchdog kept on the premises.  Quite an amount of postage stamps were taken, along with 400 pennies and a quantity of dry goods.

M/M S. G. Goveran and Alphonse McCawley left yesterday for Newark, NJ, to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Rose O'Hagen.

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While crossing the railroad bridge over the Lackawanna river at Lackawanna last evening, Thomas Cawley, 60, of 48 Gates street, Wilkes-Barre, missed his footing and fell headfirst into the river 30 feet below.  The bridge is but 200 yards from the railroad station and not for pedestrians, yet it is a common highway.  [condensed]

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W. R. Lewis, 87, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas R. Jones, corner Acker avenue and Bellvue street, with whom he lived, yesterday morning. He would have been 88 in July.  He was a deacon in Bellvue Calvinistic Methodist church for over 30 years, having come to the west side 33 years ago.  He was born in Wales.  Mr. Lewis is survived by the following children, his wife having died several years ago: Mrs. Frederick Lampert, Australia; Mrs. John W. James, Bellvue Heights; David W. Lewis, Eynon street; John W. Lewis, Bellvue Heights.  The funeral will be held from Bellvue C. M. church Thursday afternoon.  Interment will be in Washburn street cemetery.

The funeral of James H. Feeney, architect, 1120 West Locust street, was held from St. Ann's chapel, Lincoln Heights, yesterday.  There were many floral remembrances noted from M/M H. F. McDermott, John P. Roach, and M/M Gallagher, the latter being a sister of the deceased.  p-b Patrick Boylan, John Roach, Henry McDermott, Michael Fahey, Walter Davidson, P. F. McCann.  After the services at the house, the cortege proceeded to Cathedral cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.  M. F. Wymbs was the funeral director.

The funeral of Mrs. Martin Gilboy, 42, Keyser avenue, who died Saturday, was held from St. Patrick's church, yesterday afternoon.  Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery. Her husband and four children survive.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Lewis, Morris court, was held at St. Patrick's church yesterday morning,  Interment was in Cathedral
cemetery.  Deceased leaves a husband and one child.

Mrs. John Buckley died at her home, 143 North Bromley avenue, yesterday.  Deceased is survived by her husband and one child, Kate Buckley.  The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's on Friday morning.  Interment will be in Cathedral cemetery.

Micalina Stavinsky, Brown's court, daughter of William Stavinsky, and Joseph Stumlevitch, of the same address, were married yesterday afternoon in the north end Lithuanian Catholic church by Rev. Fr. Kaupas.

M/M John R. Thomas, 137 South Lincoln avenue, entertained the officers and teachers of the Sherwood Avenue Mission Monday evening. Vocal solos were rendered by Miss Irene Kann and Miss Freda Kann, John Phillips, and Richard Phillips. An original poem was read by Mrs. D. J. Evans (Daniel Ddu).  Garfield Davies presided at the organ.  Others present were: Rev. and Mrs. T. A. Humphreys, M/M Caleb Taylor, M/M John Phillips, M/M J. S. Ingles, M/M Joseph Thomas, M/M Thomas H. Jones, M/M John Harwood, M/M John L. Jones, Mrs. Joseph Williams, Mrs. Mary Oliver, Mary J. Phillips, Lizzie Jones, Margaret Phillips, Eliza Price, Jennie Davis, Annie Joseph, Jennie Lewis, Rachel Jones, Alice Phillips, Gwennie Hopkins, Esther Williams, Annie Jones, Jennie Benyon, Belinda Dean, Ruth Jones, David Dickey, William Phillips, Evan Hopkins, Anthony Humphreys, Chester Thomas, Sandy Harkness, E. E. Evans, and William Herne.

The home of Miss Catherine Mack, Lackawanna avenue, was the scene of a farewell party Monday evening for Miss Walsh, who left yesterday for Port Washington, PA, to take charge of a new office for the Consolidated Telephone company.  Miss Walsh was employed at the Lackawanna Telephone company for two years. [list of guests]

M/M Buckalew, 106 South Main avenue, entertained a number of friends Monday morning, in honor of their niece, Mrs. Florence Williams, of New York. [list of guests]

Mrs. Charles S. DePuy and daughters, Viola DePuy and Virginia DePuy, of North Lincoln avenue, left last evening for the Delaware Water Gap to attend the funeral of a relative.


The funeral of Mrs. William Sillich was held yesterday at the Providence Christian church.  The pall-bearers were brother-in-law of the deceased.  Interment was made in Dunmore cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Martin Gilboy, who died Saturday at her home on Keyser avenue, was held yesterday.  Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery in Hyde Park.


John George Schwenker passed away yesterday at the home of his daughters, Mrs. Jacob Hohman and Mrs. Louis Gates, 330 Beech street. Deceased was born in Wurtenburg, Germany in 1832.  He came to this country (and this city) seventeen years ago.  He is also survived by the following children: Fred Schwenker, John V. Schwenker, William Schwenker, George Schwenker, of Honesdale, and Mrs. Fred Hoderlie of Buffalo, NY.  The funeral will be Thursday afternoon from the house, services at Christ church, and interment in the Dunmore cemetery.

Mrs. Kane of this side left yesterday for Warsaw, IN, where she will reside.


(Jan. 20)

Mrs. M. S. Jordan and brother, Cecil McHenry, who have been spending the holiday season with friends at Alfred, NY, have returned home.

Mr. S. E. Franklin and family, having disposed of their property here, have moved to Waverly, PA.

Hollister Carpenter and family have moved to Scranton, where he is engaged in the coal business.

Mrs. F. L. Wetherby was called to Priceburg last week to care for her sister who is seriously ill.

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Harry Colborn, of Maryland, is the guest of his brother, Attorney A. J. Colburn Jr.

Mrs. Marr, of Boston, who is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Griffin, is convalescing from a serious illness.

Because William Boare, 106 Charles street, ejected him from his house, William Baretta, a Pole residing on Throop street, drew a knife and stabbed (slashed) Boare three times.  The wounds to the right arm and shoulder required 29 and 42 stitches respectively.  Boare, who is about 45 and married, lies in critical condition. Baretta who is about the same age and unmarred has been placed under arrest.

H. D. Swartz, of Scranton, and a party of New York lumber men, purchased today (Jan. 20) a tract of timber land in Tennessee containing 47,000 acres.

J. Potter died yesterday at his home in Scott.  The funeral will be Friday with burial in Hickory Grove cemetery.


Hearings scheduled Feb. 5 before Judge Edwards:


(Jan. 19)

Miss Anna Cure of the Scranton Correspondence Schools spent Sunday with her parents at this place.

A. G. Wheeler spent part of last week with relatives in Scranton.

Mrs. George W. Cramer is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. James Lewis, Ithaca, NY.

M/M J. Boylan, Worcester, MA, spent last week with M/M J. W. Roberts.

M/M George Pierce, Greenfield, were guests of her daughter, Mrs. David White on Sunday last.


(Jan. 19)

An infant child of M/M John Canfield was buried on Saturday morning.

M/M W. B. Fish entertained a sleighload of relatives from Auburn on Saturday last.

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Yesterday morning the death of Mrs. Anthony McAndrew occurred.  She was a resident of this place 18 years.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughter, Mrs. John Leonard, Mrs. John Christy, and Kathryn McAndrew, and one son, Patrick McAndrew.  The funeral will be Friday with a mass at St. Mary's and interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

The funeral of Fred Treen will be held tomorrow at the house.  Interment will be in the Lutheran cemetery, Pittston.


The funeral of Owen Burke who died Saturday was held yesterday.  A mass was held at St. Rose church with burial following in ST. Rose cemetery.  p-b Michael Burke, John Riley, James Bagley, Peter Coggins, Lawrence Burke and Lawrence F. Burke. Eugene Burke, a nephew from Berwick, attended the funeral.

Miss Mame Ruddy, 23, a former resident of Carbondale, died in Philadelphia yesterday.   She was the daughter of M/M Michael Ruddy of the south side.  The particulars of her death are not known.  Her brother Thomas Ruddy left for Philadelphia Monday.  The body arrived here last night at 10:31.  She went to Philadelphia three years ago to become a book keeper in the office of the Philadelphia Asbestos company.  Besides her parents and brother, the deceased is survived by three sisters, Annie Ruddy, Margaret ruddy, and Lizzie Ruddy, all of this city.

Mrs. Clara Reader died Monday in Tresco (PA).  She was born Oct. 19, 1851, and united in marriage to Ira H. Reader on Jan. 6, 1876.  She is survived by her husband and four children, Mrs. Bessie Wakefield, Forest City; Edson Reader, Tracy Reader, and Rena Ball Reader, home. She is also survived by her father, Zenas Rounds, Uniondale; four sisters, Mrs. William Wells, Uniondale; Mrs. H. A. Stoddard and Mrs. J. B. Tingley, Carbondale; Mrs. E. E. Sherman, Binghamton; and four brothers, William Rounds, Harvey Rounds, and Frank Rounds, Carbondale, and Elmer Rounds, Forest City.  Funeral services from the Presbyterian church at Uniondale, this morning.

The sad intelligence was received yesterday of the demise at her home in Hyde Park of Mrs. John Buckley, the former Jennie Gillen of Carbondale.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Melbaum, Scranton.

Born - to M/M Martin Walsh, Scott street, a son.

The home of M/M Patrick Baker, on the west side, was brightened Sunday by the arrival of a son.

Thomas Barrett left yesterday for Pittsburg where he has found employment for a few months.

Mrs. Walter J. Knapp, Narrowsburg, NY, is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Michael Barbour on the west side.

Henry Casey, Sidney, NY, has taken up his winter residence here.

Transcribed and contributed by Richard M. Reese, 2001
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