LackawannaLackawanna County News

Scranton Republican, Thursday, Jan 22, 1903

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Mrs. William A. VanLouvender was laid to rest yesterday in Marcy cemetery.


The funeral of Edward McAndrew, one of the old pioneers of this section, was very largely attended Thursday morning.  Interment was in Minooka cemetery.

We have at this time to chronicle the passing of Thomas Rogers, 57, of Union street. His demise occurred Thursday.  Besides his widow, the following children survive: John Rogers of Washington, Joseph Rogers of Hallstead, Mrs. Fred Williams, Peckville; Mrs. William G. Owens, Mrs. James Evans, Mrs. Garfield Hunter and William Rogers of Taylor.  The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Interment at Forest Home cemetery.

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Joseph Paneligo, Scranton; Francisca Veseli, Scranton Alfred A. Harris, Carbondale; Elizabeth Bateridge, Carbondale
John Zolna, Scranton; Anna Prokop, Scranton.


Hefner, Mrs. Catherine, 121 River street, Scranton, Jan. 21. Funeral Friday morning.  Interment in St. Mary's German Catholic

Scholz, Joseph, 23, Scranton, Jan. 21.  Survived by wife and one child, parents M/M Anton Scholz, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral Saturday morning.  Services and interment in St. Mary's German Catholic church and cemetery.

Yeager, Mrs. Theodore, 605 South Main Avenue, Scranton, Jan. 19, age 38, survived by husband and the following children: Ralph Yeager, Vura [Vera] Yeager, and Judson Yeager.  Funeral from residence this evening.  Remains taken to Watsontown tomorrow morning over the Lackawanna road for interment.

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(Jan. 20)

James Croop, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 16.  The deceased was born at Plains, Luzerne county, April 8, 1830.  He married Sarah St. Clair, daughter of Abram St. Clair, also of Plains, Aug. 5, 1851, and continued his residence there until 1858, when he moved to South Eaton.  After nine years there, he moved to LaGrange and continued there four years. Up to this time he had pursued the trade of blacksmith.  In 1871 he purchased the farm at Bardwell.  He is survived by a wife and five children, Mrs. Ella Major, Helena, MT; Mrs. Anna Billings, Bardwell; Charles Croop, Factoryville; Mrs. Edith Cobb, Norwich, NY; and Elsie Croop at home, and two sons, Andrew Croop and James Croop Jr. proceeded him in death.  The funeral was conducted Monday from the Bardwell church.  Interment was made in Sunnyside cemetery, Tunkhannock.  The funeral was in charge of G. W. Stanton, Factoryville.


Benjamin McGlynn, 3, Packer street, died yesterday.  He was the son of M/M Thomas McGlynn.  Funeral tomorrow form home with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.


On Saturday, Jan. 10, a man named Peter Stodell was killed in the Exeter mine.  His wife was confined to bed by sickness at the time. Yesterday his child, aged 2 years, fell into a tub of boiling water and was so badly scalded that it died within an hour after the

Alexander MacCormick, Union street, upper Pittston, went through an operation to fix his leg which he fractured some time ago.  The patient is the son of Andrew MacCormick, one of the victims of the Twin Shaft disaster.

Mrs. Clifford of upper Pittston, fell yesterday morning and fractured her leg, while going to the funeral of her daughter, Mrs. MacAndrew.

Mrs. Mason and daughters, Sarah Mason and Charlotte Mason, left yesterday to spend a week with Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Eckel of

Another stabbing affray occurred in Scranton last night and as a result August Bello, lies at the Lackawanna hospital in critical condition.  His assailant, Guiseppe Annello seceding in escaping and has not been captured.  Both men were living in an Italian boarding house at the rear of 118 Franklin avenue. As usual, there was a woman in the case.


Sorrow again surrounds the David James family of Bell place.  Their youngest son, Thomas James, 23, died from appendicitis Monday night. His father is street commissioner.  He is also survived by a sister Mrs. John Bembo, brothers ex-councilman, R. T. James, Herbert James and Frank James.  The funeral will be today at the Baptist church, the remains may be viewed at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Bembo.

Gaylor Keller and Maude Thomas, both of this place, were married Tuesday at the home of the bride's parents, M/M Ivor Thomas of Bell place, by Rev. Bowen of the M. E. church.  Upon return from their wedding trip, they will reside in town, where Mr. Keller and his partner, Arthur Thompson, are in the mercantile business on Main street.

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Mrs. Theodore Yeager died suddenly at her home, 605 South Main avenue, on Tuesday evening, aged 38 years.  Deceased was the wife of Theodore Yeager, a machinist for the Lackawanna railroad company. M/M Yeager moved here from Watsontown, PA, about two years ago.  She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church and is survived by her husband and three children, Ralph Yeager, Vera Yeager, and Dudson [Judson] Yeager.   The remains will be taken by the 6:35 AM Bloomsburg train to Watsontown on Friday morning, where interment will be made.

The remains of William Bush, the 19-year-old son of John R. Bush, who died at his home, 1030 West Lackawanna avenue, on Monday morning, were taken to Stroudsburg, his former home, on the 12:40 PM Lackawanna train yesterday, where the obsequies were held.

The funeral of the late John B. Jones, the miner who died suddenly while at work at the Oxford colliery of the People's coal company, will be held from the house, 324 North Everett avenue, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Interment will be made in the Washburn street cemetery.

M/M William T. Ace, of South Lincoln avenue, and son George Ace of South Bromley avenue; M/M Moses Ace of Brown's court; Mrs. Charles DePew and daughters, Vinona [sic] and Virginia, of North Lincoln avenue, went to the Delaware Water Gap Tuesday, where they attended the funeral of a relative, Mrs. Catherine DePew.

M/M Byron Slote and daughter, Bessie Slote, Mrs. Florence Cramer and Mrs. Frank Slote have returned from Ithaca, NY, where they attended the funeral of Miss Maud Johnson.

Miss Sidney Jones, Chattanooga, TN, and Mrs. T. J. Jones of Wilkes-Barre, have returned home after visiting, W. H. Davis on
North Main avenue.

M/M Alfred Cox, 1910 Price street, entertained a number of friends on Saturday evening in honor of Mr. Cox's 24th birthday.  [list of guests]

Cards are out announcing the marriage of Oscar James Yeager, formerly of this side, to Bessie Ophelia Owens, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Owens, Williamsport, PA.  The nuptials were solemnized in the Trinity church, Williamsport, on January 15.


A pretty wedding was solemnized at Holy Rosary church yesterday afternoon, when Bridget Montgomery, of McDonough avenue, and Roger McLeod, of Yard street, were married.  Nellie Gallagher of Green Ridge was maid of honor, while the bride's brother, Robert Montgomery, was best man.  Rev. J. J. Holmes officiated.  After a trip to Buffalo and New York City, they will reside on McDonough avenue.

Dina Sickler and Samuel Graham, of Park place, were married at Holy Rosary parsonage, by Rev. J. V. Moylan. Belinda Morgan acted as bridesmaid and Frank Cosgrove was best man.

M/M Jacob K. Smith, 1727 North Main avenue were surprised Tuesday evening in honor of their 29th wedding anniversary. Among those present were Misses Florence Silkman and Nellie Frost, M/M J. L. Atherton, M/M George Griffin, M/M Howard Griffin, M/M Jacob Palmer, M/M F. B. Silkman, Mrs. Watson Griffin, Hal Gillespie, and M/M J. K. Smith.

Mrs. N. P. Neary, Gilbert street, has gone to Locust Gap, PA; called there by the death of her father, Thomas Boylan.

Mrs. Eugene Myers, Clark's Summit, is visiting M/M O. D. Myers, Church avenue.


Joseph Sholz passed away yesterday at his home, 513 Cedar avenue. He was 23.

Funeral of John G. Schwenker will be held this afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Gates, 330 Birch street.  Services at Christ Lutheran with burial in Dunmore cemetery following.

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M/M Fisk entertained their cousins, Misses June Warner and Beulah Mae Warner, of Nicholson.


Mary Gardner, 17, of Wilkes-Barre, who ran away some time ago, was located in this city yesterday and taken back to her parents.  The police were notified Tuesday of her disappearance and located her in a private boarding house in central city.


Lizzie Pembridge, of Yostville, is visiting her brother John Pembridge.

A surprise party was tendered Will Phillips Jr. Wednesday, January 14, in honor of his 18th birthday.

Mabel Smith and Otis Smith, children of M/M A. F. Smith, returned from a visit with relatives in Scranton.

M/M F. L. Jennings spent Sunday with the latter's parents, M/M G. W. Snook, at Clark's Summit.


Lena G. Tiffany, of Dorranceton, spent Sunday with her parents, M/M F. M. Tiffany.

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(Tunkhannock, Jan. 20)

Divorce action Clarinda Rought vs. Edgar Rought.  She was the former Mrs. Clarinda Reynolds of Lake Sheridan, nee Miss Cobb. dockets 47 & 48 June 1902.


(Jan. 19)

Edgar Davis and Nathan Davis, of Washington, were caller's at Nathan Stark's.  They are visiting Pennsylvania friends and will erect a monument at grave of their parents, M/M Enoch Davis, in Stark's cemetery.

The remains of Mrs. Frantz Patterson were brought from Nicholson on Saturday and buried in the Clark cemetery at Lemon following services in the M. E. church at East Lemon.  She leaves two sons and two daughters, William Patterson, Tunkhannock; George Patterson, East Lemon; Mrs. Jerome Cornell and Mrs. Benjamin Farnham, Nicholson.

Mrs. William Justine, Clark's Summit, visited her brother J. B. Riker.

Miss Nellie Riker, Scranton, is spending a few days with her parents here.

Mr. Colvin, of Shupp Hill, was buried at Dixon on Sunday.

C. W. Stark and Mrs. Edith K. Stark were suddenly called to Scranton last Thursday on account of the serious illness of their mother, Mrs. James Stark, who is visiting at the home of Isaac Polmatier, Court street.  She is improving slowly.  Her son, Wilson Stark, spent Sunday with her.


M/M Judson Cable were recently called to Fish's Eddy by the death of the latter's brother, who was killed by a premature blast in a stone quarry.

Mrs. Ed Morgan has been staying with her cousin, Miss Alice Barriger, since New Years.

Mrs. Nathan Furman received an urgent call to her father's bedside last week, but he rallied sufficiently for her to return home on Sunday. The family received news of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Ben Clark, Forest City.  Miss Bessie Furman attended the funeral on Monday with the remains interred in Thompson.

Rev. H. J. Crane and family were called to the bedside of his only daughter, Mrs. Alonzo Stevens, at Nicholson.  While there, Rev. Crane was called home to administer to Henry Felter, who died a short time later.  Mr. Felter's funeral was Monday.  After the funeral, a message reached Rev. Crane that his wife was now ill, and he returned to Nicholson.

Mrs. Ira Reader, oldest child of Zenas Rounds, died this morning. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church since childhood. Deceased was 51.


(Susquehanna, Jan. 20)

Farmer James McCload, of Red Rock, has a horse on his farm for which he has refused $2500 for a half-interest in, as he is asking $5000. McCload's horse is a marvel neither as a trotter or racer.  He has eight feet. [condensed]

Thomas J. Tapping died at his home on Jackson street, Susquehanna, on Saturday morning, age 57.  Funeral was Monday afternoon with interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. Henry Blodgett, formerly and for many years a resident of Susquehanna, died at Hornellsville, NY, on Thursday, aged 57 years. The funeral took place Saturday.

Angus Smith, Starucca, is 86 and is still hale and hearty.  He was the first man to engage in the wood acid business in the United States.

Mrs. Sophia Brigham, of Susquehanna, is recovering from a severe illness.  She was the first female child born in Jackson township.

Engagements announced: Lillian Backus and Harry J. Titman, both of Montrose; Elizabeth J. Mack, Montrose, to Leon L. Barron, Equinunk, formerly of South Montrose.

Fred Barnes, formerly of Lanesboro, has been elected president of the Passaic, NJ, board of education.

Prof. R. N. Davis, Dunmore, visited his brother, N. S. Davis, and gave a lecture on "Fundamental Facts of Physics" at the teacher's institute on Saturday, Jan. 17.

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(Jan. 19)

M/M Samuel Decker and M/M David Kresge attended the funeral of Mrs. Eva Coon (Mrs. W. H.) Newman on Wednesday last at Bald Mount where interment was made.

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Charles Crocker of Cornwall, England, is visiting in town.

Born - to M/M A. Gerhardt of Salem avenue, a son.

The number of deaths in Carbondale in 1902 was 265 according to the annual report issued by Russell M. Shepherd, secretary of the Board of Health, 80 of these were children under one year of age. There were the same number, 265, of births.  For 1901 there were 304 births recorded and 217 deaths.

Michael Henry, Simpson, was crushed by a fall of rock in the Wilson Creek mine yesterday.  He was a laborer working with his brother-in-law, James Prisley.  A widow and two children survive along with his mother, Mrs. Jacob Barber [should be Mrs. Jacob Henry] of No. 4, sisters, Mrs. James Prisley, Anna Henry, brothers Jacob Henry, Lawrence Henry, Fred Henry, John Henry, and George Henry, all of Carbondale except Jacob.

The body of Mame Ruddy, who died in Philadelphia, arrived in this city at a late hour Tuesday night, and was conveyed to the home of her parents, M/M Michael Ruddy, on Powderly street.  Miss Ruddy had lived in Philadelphia three years and was a graduate of St. Rose academy, class of (18)97.  Besides those mentioned in yesterdays account, she had another brother, Martin Ruddy, of New York city. The funeral will be tomorrow morning with mass and interment at St. Rose.

The funeral of Mrs. John Buckley, Hyde Park, will take place Friday morning in St. Patrick's church there, with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

S. Singer, the South Main street tailor, left Tuesday for Baltimore to attend the wedding anniversary of a relative.

William Love, of this city, is now an inmate of a soldier's home in Ohio.

Marriage of Margaret Miller, Dundaff street, and Alwyn Gleason, Forty-second street, were married Tuesday evening at the First M. E. Church, Dundaff, by Rev. Revier.  They will go to housekeeping at once on upper Dundaff street.


Mrs. Pickering, Forest City, is ill at the home of Mrs. Charles Potter, with whom she was visiting.

Mrs. John Phillips, Tompkinsville, is a guest at the home of M/M Walter Pryor, of L street.

Scranton Republican, Friday, January 23, 1903

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W. Cadle Jones, N. Sumner avenue, sails for Wales tomorrow, where he will spend two months with relatives.


Miss Ellen Sullivan, Fall River, MA, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Grogan, in north Taylor.

Sarah, the 18 month old daughter of M/M John Evans, Union street, died yesterday.  She was an only child.

A party was held at the home of M/M Corcoran, of south Taylor, Wednesday evening in honor of the latter's sister of Clinton, MA.

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Casper T. Rodjisky, Scranton; Grace Farnam, Scranton
Michael Hudck [sic], Jessup; Anna Sonko, Jessup


Capwell, Marilla Niver, 79, wife of J. G. Capwell, Factoryville, Jan. 22. Funeral from residence, Saturday.

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James Loftus, who was struck and badly mangled while leaning out of his (locomotive) cab window at Moscow, on the DL&W, serval days ago, died yesterday morning at Moses Taylor hospital.  Loftus lived at 428 Emmet street.

Mrs. Hugh Flannery, aged 80, living at Joycetown, near Greenwood, was so seriously burned last night that her recovery is impossible. Her house and barn were destroyed by fire.  The widow lived alone in. a small house near the No. 2 Greenwood breaker; she has a number of married children living in this city, Dunmore and Avoca.  The fire was started by an overturned oil lamp.

Thomas Cawley, 48 Gates street, Wilkes-Barre, who fell from a bridge into the Lackawanna river, Tuesday evening, died Wednesday from shock at the Lackawanna hospital.


Miss Nellie Dempsey, Mayfield, who is at present employed as a stenographer for the Huntingdon Water Company at Huntingdon, PA, will arrive home in a day or two to accept a position with the First National Bank of this place.


John Iram Potter, 82, died at his home, Jan. 20.


Frankie Winiski, an 11 year old Polish girl, of 53 Parker street, has disappeared and her parents are alarmed for her safety.  The girl was last seen Tuesday shortly after dinner, playing with several companions.


The funeral of John Ritter took place Wednesday morning with mass at St. Thomas's church and interment in Catholic cemetery.

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Funeral of W. R. Lewis, who died at the home of his grand daughter, Mrs. Thomas R. Jones, on Tuesday, age 87, was held yesterday afternoon.  p-b William L. James, John L. James, William R. Lewis, David M. Evans, of Pittston, William James and Lewis Roberts. Remains were laid to rest in Washburn street cemetery.

Funeral of John B. Jones, 348 North Everett avenue, a miner at the Oxford colliery, 54, was held yesterday afternoon. p-b were David Morgans, Anthony Beck, William Evans, Jacob Sprandle, and two members of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, of which the deceased was a prominent member.  Burial was in Washburn street cemetery. Undertaker Will Price was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Aloysius Murphy, 5, son of Michael Murphy, 422 Chestnut street, died Wednesday night. The funeral from his home this afternoon with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Miss Kate Wright, Luzerne street, has gone to Williamsport to visit friends and relatives.


Miss Margaret Butler, entertained a number of young friends in honor of her fifth birthday at her home on Elm street.

Miss Della Hamilton, Newark, NJ, has been visiting relatives on Pine street.

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The funeral of John G. Schwenker, 330 Beech street, took place yesterday afternoon with services at Christ Lutheran church and interment in Dunmore cemetery.  p-b Charles Scheuch, Charles Huester, Michael Fliler, and Mr. Hildebrandt.  Flower bearers: George Rosar, John Demuth, Fred Miller.

The funeral of Joseph Scholz will be this morning from his home on Cedar avenue with mass at St. Mary's German Catholic church and interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

The remains of Thomas Reilly will be laid to rest on next Saturday morning in the Dunmore Catholic cemetery following a requiem mass at St. John`s church.

Born, to M/M James Halpin, a daughter.


The funeral of Thomas James took place at the Baptist church yesterday. The pall-bearers were chosen from among his associates in his Sunday school class, the Junior Order American Mechanics, and the local order of Red Men.  Interment was made in the family plot in Prospect cemetery.  The services were in charges of funeral director J. C. Kinback.

M/M William Maines of Academy street have moved to Carbondale.


A fire took place in Greenwood on Tuesday night.  The barn owned by David A. Jones was utterly destroyed.  The fire was not discovered until the barn collapsed and the cow in it was cremated.

Mrs. Herbert Woodvine of Providence spent Wednesday at the home of M/M Thomas Gillett.

Mrs. Robert White and daughter, Dunmore, spent Thursday at the home of her parents, M/M L. D. Warner, South Main street.

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Patrick F. Kilker, Mayfield, has been made operator of the D&H freight station in this city, to succeed M. G. Grennell. who has gone to Philadelphia.

The funeral of Michael Henry will be held Saturday afternoon from his home with services and burial at St. Rose's.  Henry was engaged in barring down a piece of top coal in the Wilson Creek mine on Wednesday.  In doing so he loosened a great mass of insecure rock which fell on him.  He was born in Honesdale, 32 years ago, and resided there until about 11 years ago when he came to Carbondale township with his parents. settling just beyond the city line on the No. 4 road.  He was married about six years ago.  His mother is Mrs. Jacob Henry not Mrs. Jacob Barber as stated yesterday.

M/M Joseph Wilson, Belmont street, have returned from a visit with friends and relatives in different parts of New York state.


The great concourse of people which followed the remains of Fred Treen to their last resting place in the Lutheran cemetery, Pittston, yesterday afternoon, was itself a silent, yet eloquent tribute to his memory.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Moore of the P. M. church.  [extensive list of floral tributes] flower bearers were James H. Nicholas, Elmer Helms, T. E. Davenport, and T. J. Newton; p-b Leon Schrager, W. H. Hollister, of the Avoca hose company; Allen Drumen, H. Meister, Samuel Barrett, of the Red Men of Pittson; W. J. Curley, of the Clover club.

Scranton Republican, Saturday, January 24, 1903

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Miss Bradley, Newburg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank M. Spencer, Clay avenue, whose husband is seriously ill but improving.

Mr. A. B. Hazlett, Clay avenue, left on Monday for a few weeks visit with his parents in Florida.

Mrs. Peck, of Atlanta, GA, who has been a guest of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. Wyly Jr., Madison avenue, for some weeks, left for home yesterday accompanied by her son-in-law, Frank Meddes, who came from New York for that purpose.

Former Justice and Mrs. Alfred Hand have sent out cards announcing the marriage of their daughter, Helen Sanderson, and Dr. John Lyman Peck on the evening of Thursday, the fifth of February, at the Second Presbyterian church, Scranton.


(Jan. 23)

W. T. Robinson's parents have moved from Jermyn to live with him here.


(Jan. 23)

The death of Thomas H. Watts, which took place on Jan. 15, at his home in Glenburn, has thrown a deep shadow on this community.  Mr. Watts was 48 and was born in Carbondale.  His father, Henry Watts, held an important position with The D&H company.  Mr. Watts was married June 17, 1884, to Anna Belle Carling.  He is survived by his wife and two sons, Henry Watts and Howard Watts; his mother, Isabella Watts, Scranton; brothers: William J. Watts, Philadelphia; Frank D. Watts, Dalton; George A. Watts, Scranton; two sisters: Mrs. L. A. Roberts, Carbondale, and Margaret A. Watts, Scranton.
Interment was made Saturday, Jan. 17, in The Dunmore cemetery.  p-b Hon. H. A. Knapp, F. K. Tracey, A. W. Dickson, Joseph Welch, Walter L. Matthews, William A. Coleman, John McCrindle, and Michael J. Swift.  [condensed]


Mrs. Amy Colbaugh [sic] of Taylor, spent a part of last week with her mother, Mrs. D. J. Roberts.

Mrs. Spangenburg of Hollisterville, was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. F. W. Posten.

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An interesting incident, dwelling upon ancient history, occurred in Alderman Kasson's court yesterday.  A woman asked The court if the record of her marriage could be found.  To The question, "When was it?" she answered about 32 years ago.  The alderman gave a long whistle and began delving in his archives.  The late Louis S. Watres, father of Col. L. A. Watres, was then alderman of The ninth ward.  Some search resulted in The discovery of a docket of that date.  The record was found.  All kinds of questions put in all kinds of ways failed to elicit The reason for obtaining such a record.

Marilla Niver, wife of Jabiz G. Capwell, Esquire, of Factoryville, died at their home, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 22, 1903, aged 79 years, 7 months, 25 days.  She was The daughter of David S. Niver, and lived in her childhood in Blakely township, near where Peckville is now located.  She was one of a family of six sons and two daughters and was The last to be called to her eternal home.  She married Mr. Capwell in March 1842, and was mother of eight children, five of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.  Four of them and her husband survive: William H. Capwell, Dallas (PA), John N. Capwell, Scranton; Mrs. George E. Snyder, Nicholson, and Mrs. Archibald A. Brown, Factoryville.  Funeral services will be held at her home this afternoon.

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Rapp, Mrs. Helen, 72, in Scranton, Jan. 22, at The home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Madenspacher.  Funeral services today at 5 PM. Interment in New York City.

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Frances Winitski [sic], The 11 year old Polish girl from Parker street, who disappeared from her home on Tuesday last, has been found at her grandmother's home in Priceburg.

Samuel Curran, 50, Lackawanna avenue, employed as a cab driver by Daniel Jacobs, liveryman at 225 Forest court, died yesterday afternoon at Lackawanna hospital; from injuries received in a fall in Waldron's stables on Washington avenue, across The street.  He fell from a ladder about 9 feet while carrying a blanket up to The loft for sleeping.  He leaves a wife and two children.

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On Thursday evening a large number of friends gathered at the home of Harry Kresge on South Hyde Park avenue and tendered him a surprise party in honor of his 21st birthday. [ from the guest list we see that his mother served and that his wife was present.]

Adam Schultz, who claims to be formerly from Washington, NJ, where he was employed twelve years as a bricklayer, and later went to Baltimore, ND, was arrested by officer Harry Bradshaw for creating a disturbance at Santee's dining room, West Lackawanna avenue.

While Harry Browning, of Storrs avenue, Bellvue, was coming home from work in Keyser Valley just before daylight Sunday morning, he was shot in the calf of the left leg while passing some cars that stood on a switch near the Hampton steam plant. The bullet did not penetrate his leg as it went through trouser's, overall's and the top of a rubber work boot first.  Browning is employed as a powder man at one of the collieries in Keyser Valley; during the strike (last year) he acted as a deputy.

The funeral of Mrs. Jane Buckley, wife of John Buckley, 163 North Sumner avenue, was held from St. Patrick's church yesterday morning. p-b Michael Sweeney, Michael Holland, Cormac Rooney, Dominick Gerrity, John McDermott, and Jacob Henry.  Interment was made at Cathedral cemetery.  Jordan & Co. were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Helen Rapp died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Madenspacher, Thursday night.  Funeral services today at 5 PM with Interment in New York City.  Another daughter, Mrs. Joseph Schneider, Brooklyn, NY also survives.

Mrs. John A. Gale and daughter, Blakeslee Gale, and Mrs. Margaret Howe, Binghamton, NY, are spending a few days with Miss Hattie E. Cooper and Miss Mame Reed, of South Hyde Park avenue.

Miss Alice Tracy, New Haven, CT, is a guest of M/M William James, Thirteenth street.


The funeral of Joseph Scholz will be held this morning from his home on Cedar avenue.  Mass and interment at ST. Mary's German Catholic.

The remains of Michael Reilly will be laid to rest at 9 this morning in Dunmore Catholic cemetery following a mass at St. John's church.


Word has been received from Fred Hartnoll, announcing his safe arrival in London.

Born, to M/M Luke Lynett, Drinker street, twin daughters.


(Jan. 22)  One of our oldest residents, Marilla Kniver, wife of Jabez Capwell, died late this afternoon in her 8oth year.  She had been in poor health for some time, but was not serious until about two weeks ago.  Beside her husband, she leaves four children, John Capwell, Scranton; William Harrison Capwell, Dallas (PA), Mrs. George Snyder, Nicholson; and Mrs. Lonia Brown, of this place. Mrs. Capwell was a member of the Six Principles Baptist church and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives.  The funeral will be held at the family residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Lee.  Interment at Evergreen cemetery.


Robert Westlake, Mill City, a former resident of West Market street, was a visitor in town last evening.

Miss Lillian Jenkins of Olyphant is visiting Miss Edith Jenkins on Oak street.

A farewell vesper service will be held Sunday afternoon in the Y.W.C.A. parlors and a social will be given in the convention rooms on Friday.  This [Friday] will be Miss Selby's last as a member of the association as she leaves Saturday evening for New York City.


James Griffiths, Hazleton, is visiting with friends in town.  He is an former resident here and expects to return here again.

The people of Minooka will give a benefit to Mrs. Patrick Glennon, whose husband died during the strike at Hastings, NY.

It was reported last evening that Charles Reed, a victim of the gas explosion at the Taylor mine last week, has died.

The funeral of Thomas Rogers took place yesterday afternoon with services at the Welsh Congregational church.  Interment was in Forest Home cemetery.

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Address given by Rev Fr, Francis Hodur on the movement which has resulted in the establishment of the Polish National Catholic church.

Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, 307 Stone avenue, died suddenly at midnight of heart failure, aged 55 years.

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Photo of Welsh divine, Rev. Abel J. Parry, D.D., of Rhyl, North Wales, with article on his year long, 12 state tour.


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Miss Mary Ruddy, who died in Philadelphia a few days ago, was buried yesterday morning in St. Rose church.  p-b James McLean, Thomas Crane, James Grier, John Fox, Edward Gerrity, and Michael Battle.

Arthur A. Harris, son of Joseph Harris, 202 Belmont street, and Elizabeth Bateridge, 103 Spencer street, were married in the Berean Baptist parsonage by Rev. Dr. Whalen, Wednesday evening.  M/M Harris will live with the groom's parents.

D&H conductor George Breese and Augusta Cobb were quietly married Thursday evening by Rev. Charles Lee in the Presbyterian manse.

James G. McPherson, Carbondale, and Mary J. Powell, Herrick, Pa, were united in marriage by. Rev. J. H. Messenger at the Baptist parsonage in Hancock, NY, Thursday afternoon.


The home of M/M J. B. Lack, Main street Blakely, was the scene of a party Thursday evening in honor of their grandson, J. Lack Sampson.


The funeral of Mrs. Anthony McAndrew occurred yesterday morning from her home in Brownville.  A requiem mass was celebrated in St. Mary's church and burial in St. Mary's cemetery.  p-b James Mayock, Joseph Carden, William Walsh, John Hope, Patrick McAndrew, and Anthony Hope.

The death of Mrs. George Boone, 41, Main street, yesterday afternoon. Besides her husband, the main street druggist, she is survived by one son, Harry Boone, 11; [sisters ?] Mrs. Fred Leitner, Scranton; Mrs. Joseph Hulsizer, Avoca; brothers: Fred Hook, Old Forge, Joseph Hook, Moosic, Augustus Hook, Avoca.  Funeral Monday afternoon with services at St. Mary's church and burial in St. Mary's cemetery.


(Tunkhannock, Jan. 23)

The veteran, William Evans, of this place, who died recently, was a member of the Williawanna tribe, No. 183, of the Independent Order of Improved Redmen at Lestershire, NY, and the tribe recently passed resolutions of sympathy which were forwarded to his widow.

Edward L. Day, Nicholson, former editor of the Tunkhannock Standard, visited his former home here.


M/M D. Gibbons of Scranton were callers at the home of Miss M. Gibbons on Lackawanna street.

Scranton Republican,  Monday, January 26, 1903

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George L. Ackerman is entertaining his brother from Kansas.

A. W. McKee has left this city to make his home in Brooklyn (NY)


(Susquehanna, Jan. 23)

The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Brisham took place from the home of her son-in-law, George Starkweather, Broad street, Susquehanna, on Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. Isaac M. Shipman, pastor of the M. E. church officiated.  The remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Lydia Masters took place on Tuesday at Hallstead, with Rev. Guy Snowden officiating.  The remains were interred at Elmhurst, the former home of the deceased.

The funeral of Charles H. Hupman took place at Brookdale on Wednesday morning.  Mr. Hupman was a veteran of the civil war.

The remains of Mrs. Benjamin Clark, Forest City, were interred in the North Jackson cemetery on Monday.

The funeral of Mrs. Ira H. Reeder, Fresco, took place from the Uniondale Presbyterian church on Thursday, Rev. H. J. Crane officiating.  Interment took place in the Uniondale cemetery.

The funeral of Henry Filter, Herrick, took place from the Lyon Street Methodist church on Monday, Rev. H. J. Crane officiating.  Interment took place in the Lyon Street cemetery.

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Reminiscences of Galusha A. Grow, ex-congressman.


Benedict, infant child of M/M Otis Benedict, 444 New street, on Friday (1/23).  Funeral from the home this afternoon. Interment in Dunmore cemetery.

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(Tunkhannock, Jan. 24)

A farewell reception was tendered Mrs. Rufus P. Northrop who after 19 years is to remove to Maryland, where her husband is in charge of a large tannery.

A wire was received today announcing the death of Mrs. Andrew Jackson Roos at the city hospital in Wilkes-Barre.  The body will be brought here this evening.  Besides her husband, there are left two boys, William Roos And Hiram Roos, and one little girl, Nellie Roos. Funeral director Streeter will have charge of the funeral.

The death of Orval Ball, who would have 95 on Feb. 18, took place at East lemon today.  He raised a large family of children, among them Loren L. Ball, Theron F. Ball, Oliver Ball, Esq., Dixon; Samantha Ball Davis, and Katherine Ball Billings.  The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at the East Lemon church, with interment in the cemetery across the creek, on the Mason Stark farm.

Ex-sheriff, Charles S. Knapp, starts for Los Angeles, CA, on Monday afternoon where he will pass 8 months at the home of his sister. He is the owner of valuable real-estate in Denver as well as southern California, and is one of the original investors in
California oil.  He will return home in the spring. [Did they mean 8 weeks ?]

Harvey Sickler Thompson, formerly of this place, is now a night clerk at the Bancroft house at the corner of Broadway and
Twenty-first street in New York City.

The late Henry Colvin, Tunkhannock township, who was buried during the past week, died on Jan. 16 and was 86 years of age.  He came to this county in 1858 and settled on the farm where he died.


While driving through a blinding snowstorm at 2 o'clock yesterday morning to bring a mother to the bedside of her dying son, Norton J. Houser and Henry Kaiser, prominent young businessmen of Wilkes-Barre, were struck by a train and killed.  The accident occurred at Laurel Run, five miles from Wilkes-Barre, the carriage being struck by a Lehigh Valley express train to New York, running at 60 miles an hour.  John Reick, a cousin of Kaiser, went to Wilkes-Barre from Tobyhanna to see a physician.  He was found to have acute appendicitis and was taken to Mercy hospital.  The two men were sent to fetch the mother to his bedside, Reick is at the point of death.

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The cosy home of M/M Lewis Morse, 1222 Jackson street, was the scene Saturday when a number of friends and relatives of Mrs. Eliza Morse met in honor of her 81st birthday.  Those present were:  M/M Lewis Morse, M/M Rev. J. P. Moffat, M/M A. L. Morse, M/M Henry Morse, M/M Eugene Morse, a daughter, Mrs. Carpenter, of Cohoes, NY; grandchildren, Art Morse, Edward Morse, Smith Morse, Cinderella Morse, Lester Morse, and Clinton Morse; Miss Louis Fellows, Miss Bessie Fraunfelter, and Mr. Moore.

Funeral of James Loftus, the Lackawanna railroad fireman who died at Moses Taylor hospital from injuries received by being struck by a tank of another engine passing on the opposite track near Elmhurst, was held Saturday afternoon.  For many years the deceased was associated with John Kelly in the West Side Laundry and had recently married a young lady from New Jersey.  After services from his home on Emmet street, the cortege moved to Holy Cross church for services after which interment was made in Cathedral cemetery.  p-b Richard Lonergan, John Langan, James Langan, John Hennigan, James Hennigan, John Dennis.

John F. Lee, 137 South Seventh street, died at his home yesterday. He was for many years employed by the Lackawanna railroad shops and often worked as a hand on the wreck car.  Deceased is survived by several children and the following sisters:  Mrs. William Murphy, Franklin avenue, mother of Atty. Murphy; Mrs. J. J. Maghran and Mrs. Philip Young of this city.

James Anthony McNerny, 7 months, 113 South Garfield avenue, died Saturday.  He was the son of M/M Jerry McNerny.  Undertaker P. W. Tigue will ship the remains this morning to Sayre, PA, where interment will be made.

Charles Reed, Bryn Mawr street, who was injured by an explosion of gas at the Taylorville mines about two weeks ago, died last night. He was 33 and leaves a wife and five children.  The funeral will occur Thursday from his home.

Mrs. Ellen O'Brien died Saturday at the home of her son, James Cotter, 702 Hampton street.  The funeral will occur this afternoon with services at Holy Cross church.  Interment in Cathedral cemetery.

Mary Flynn, 9 months, daughter of M/M Joseph Flynn, 713 Eynon street, died yesterday.  The funeral will be held this afternoon with interment in Cathedral cemetery.

M/M Michael Conners, Jessup, are visiting M/M Thomas Ford of McNicols court.

John M. Geiger of the Reading Eagle  is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Dr. George B. Reynolds, South Main avenue.

M/M Ira R. Lee and children, Allison Lee, Robert Lee, and Ethel Lee, have returned from New Milford.


Miss Mary Powell, Buffalo, NY, who has been visiting relatives in town, has returned home.

M/M Edward Woodward, Tripp avenue, spent Sunday with relatives in Peckville.


Enos O. Bennett, father of Mrs. I. A. Reichart, 1804 North Main avenue, died recently at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. William Cronk, at East Bush, PA.  He was 75.

Born- to M/M David Jenkins, Parker street, a son.
         -to M/M John Mullen, School street, a son.

Miss Lizzie Collins, Archbald, is the guest of her cousin, Miss Annie Golden, of McDonough avenue.


Miss Lenore Howells and Miss Elizabeth Stewart, of Dunmore, visited at the home of W. G. Howells, Main street.

William T. Davies, secretary of the board of health, reports 87 births and 59 deaths for 1902 in Taylor.

Mrs. Edward T. Davies of Railroad street, received word of the illness of her sister, Mrs. W. G. Thomas in West Pittston.

This morning the funeral of Mrs. Hugh Flannery, the victim of the fire last Thursday in Minooka, will be held.  Interment will be made in Minooka Catholic cemetery.  She is survived by the following children: John Flannery, Mrs. John Gardner, of Avoca; Mrs. William Hart, Minooka, Mrs. Michael Gannon and Mrs. Thomas Gannord, Dunmore; Mrs. Martin O'Donnell, Scranton.


Mrs. F. L. Foster and children are visiting her parents, M/M A. W. Stephens.

Lewis Snyder has purchased a farm near Factoryville.  He has been living on his fathers farm the past year.  As a result of this change, Newell Snyder, who now lives on Prospect street, will move back to the farm in the spring.

Mrs. E. F. Johnson, Jersey City, NJ, is visiting relatives in town.

Mrs. F. G. Capwell, who died at her home in Factoryville, Thursday, Jan. 22, was the mother of Mrs. George Snyder of this place.

A. J. Kling attended the wedding of Ora Stark, West Nicholson, and Mr. Harding, Wilkes-Barre, at West Nicholson on Wednesday.

Will Shields and daughter, Katherine Shields, New Milford, are visiting relatives in town.

List of jurors for Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas for this the last week in January:

Ralph Archbald, teacher, Waverly
W. W. Brandon, merchant, Scranton
Johnson H. Bennett, miner, Jermyn
John Bowie, horseshoer, Scranton
Frank Brooks, farmer, Glenburn
Edward H. Bailey, clerk, Waverly
Michael Carden, miner, Scranton
James Cooney, miner, Scranton
John Cameron, jeweler, Carbondale
T. E. Davis, mine engineer, Scranton
Joseph Dunstan, farmer, Moscow
Patrick S. Durkin, miner, Scranton
P. H. Davitt, miner, Scranton
David J. Evans, miner, Scranton
A. C. Eastbrook, salesman, Carbondale
John Frictell, foreman, Scranton
John Flanaghan, salesman, Scranton
Patrick Goonan, miner, Scranton
Ephraim Hanson, farmer, LaPlume
George Heckman, farmer, Dalton
Robert Jones, engineer, Blakely
Evan F. Jones, farmer, Spring Brook
John B. Jones, contractor, Scranton
Thomas P. Jones, laborer, Scranton
W. M. Kraft, clerk, Archbald
Eugene Kennedy, farmer, Greenfield
James H. Martin, milk dealer, Dalton
Ed. Matthews, laborer, Spring Brook
George E. Mills, merchant, Carbondale
Thomas Morton, book keeper, Moosic
Charles Mirtz, laborer, Scranton
B. Morrison, laborer, Scranton
Edward McHugh, weigh master, Scranton
Thomas McGurrin, gentleman, Scranton
J. C. Northup, farmer, Glenburn
P. F. Neary, miner, Scranton
James F. O'Boyle, contractor, Scranton
Luther W. Peck, book keeper, Scranton
George Perry, painter, Waverly
William Repp, gentleman, Old Forge
I. L. Rowlson, bank teller, Scranton
John T. Reese, merchant, Scranton
Frank B. Reese, secretary, Scranton
Walter G. Scurry, merchant, Carbondale
Thomas Shottton, clerk, Scranton
David J. Smith, ex-supt., Dunmore
Louis Souers, laborer, Scranton
Judson Smith, station agent, Dunmore
Charles H. Sears, miller, Scranton
Thomas H. Sly, foreman, Scranton
Dennis Tierney, gentleman, Scranton
Rev. J. Underwood, clergyman, Old Forge
George Van Brunt, mill-hand, Moscow
Patrick Whisted, miner, Scranton
H. J. Woolsey, contractor, Scranton
H. C. White, gentleman, Waverly
J. D. Weidner, carpenter, Dunmore
John M. Wood, gentleman, South Abington
C. P. Wentz, merchant, Scranton
H. J. Whalen, clergyman, Carbondale

Photos of William Hopkins and William Meister, the two high average bowlers in the Scranton bowling league.


Mrs. Dorothy Doud, relict of John Doud, and familiarly called Aunt Dorothy, lies quite low from senility.  She has rounded the octogenarian period by four or more years.


Miss Estella Levan and Miss Edna Levan are spending a few days with their aunt, Mrs. John Stout, in Dorranceton.

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Eugene Carey of Scott has gone to New York for treatment by the Pasteur Institute.  His hand has given him a lot of trouble since helping Frank Moore with two sick cows, who have since died of rabies.   Mr. Carey is a brother of Mrs. Isaac Jones, Jermyn. [condensed]

The funeral of Michael Henry took place Sunday morning.  From the house the cortege proceeded to St. Rose church for mass and burial. p-b George Cuff, Edward Quinn, John Dolan, James Lynady, Martin Glannighan, Thomas Hart.  Flower-bearers Thomas Corrigan, James Priestley.

S. S. Gritman, formerly of this city, now of Dunmore, was called here a week ago on account of the illness of his wife.  He returned Friday as her condition is improved.

Mrs. Frank  Stoutinger and family are preparing to move to Easton (PA), where her husband is now located.

Mrs. Walter Knapp, Narrowsburg [NY], is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Michael Barber on the west side.


M/M William Allen are entertaining the latter's father of Wilkes-Barre.

Rev. J. A. Thomas, of the Baptist church, preached the funeral sermon of the late postmaster, John Evans, at the home of the deceased in Jessup on Saturday, after which it was conveyed to Plymouth [PA] for interment.


Mrs. Lewan Carey, of Scott, died at her home Saturday evening. Deceased was about 65 and is survived by her husband and the following children:  Attorney H. D. Carey, Jermyn; Lewan Carey, Scott; and Mrs. Daniel Cure, Scott.  Another son, Joseph Carey, resides in Chicago [IL] and he is expected to be present. The funeral will take place on Wednesday from the home.

Scranton Republican,  Tuesday, January 27, 1903

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William Gussette, Gouldsboro; Altha Evans, Gouldsboro
Joseph Sztright, Olyphant; Rosalie Radminska, Olyphant


Blickens, Mrs. Mary, 69, 437 North Sixth avenue, wife of Michael Blickens, Jan. 26.


Mrs. Lynds, wife of Michael Lynds, passed away Friday morning.  She was well advanced in age and is survived by her husband and six grown up children.  Funeral from St. Philomena's on Tuesday morning with the remains laid to rest in Hillside cemetery.

Thomas Cook, Marble Hill, 55, died Wednesday night.  The funeral was held Monday from St. Philomena's with interment in Hillside cemetery.  His wife and several children survive him.


Mrs. J. Jennings was called to Binghamton [NY] last week by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Smoke.

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John Jenkins, 2826 Frink street, West Scranton, went home last night after celebrating payday too elaborately, and proceeded to make his presence known in the household.  He threw furniture around and when his family interfered he chased them out.  His 19 year old son, Abraham Jenkins, got in his way and the father made after him with a pair of scissors, landing two of his thrusts, one at the fifth rib and the other at the knee.  Jenkins was placed under arrest.

The 6 year old daughter of M/M Joseph Bennett, West Linden street, died of cancer yesterday at Lackawanna hospital.  Interment will be made in Minooka cemetery on Wednesday.

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While at work in the Sloan mine yesterday morning drilling a hole for a blast, Benjamin Lewis, of North Main avenue, of the North End, was caught under a roof fall.  The remains were removed to his home. Lewis was about 50 and leaves a wife and family.

Mrs. Mary Blickens, wife of Michael Blickens, died at her home, 437 North Tenth avenue, last night, aged 69.  Mrs. Blickens had resided for over 40 years on this side.

The funeral of John F. Lee, who died Sunday at his home on South Seventh street, will be held at Holy Cross church this morning.  Interment will be made in Cathedral cemetery.

Funeral services for Charles reed, Bryn Mawr street, the foreman of DL&W mine machinists, will be held from the home this afternoon. Rev. Walker will officiate and interment will be in Washburn street cemetery.

Yesterday morning Undertaker Tague shipped the remains of Joseph Anthony McNearney, the 7 months old son of M/M Jeremiah McNearney, 131 South Garfield avenue, to Sayre, PA, by the 9 o'clock Lackawanna train, where interment was made.

Rev. Fr. O'Boyle yesterday afternoon officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Ellen O'Boyle, who died Saturday at the home of her son, James Cotter, 702 Hampton street.  Services were held at Holy Cross church, Bellvue. Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery. Undertaker Regan had charge of the arrangements.

Undertaker Regan yesterday afternoon interred in Cathedral cemetery, the body of Mary Flynn, 713 Eynon street.  The 9 month old daughter of M/M Joseph Flynn died Sunday.

Frank Hallet and family of North Garfield avenue have moved to Spragueville.

William Johnson of Lafayette, PA, is a guest of relatives on this side.

Miss Catherine Devine, Archbald, is a guest of relatives on this side.

M/M John Diehl, North Hyde Park avenue, are entertaining Miss Bell Scott, of Washington, NJ.

Mrs. A. D. Carpenter, Cohoes, NY, is visiting her parents, M/M Morse, Jackson street.

M/M Allen Skillinger, Whiting, IN, are visiting relatives on this side.

Mrs. Thomas Williams and daughter, Annie Williams, of Scranton street, left yesterday for Buffalo, where they were called by the illness of the former's sister.


The funeral of Michael Reilly was held Saturday morning.  Mass in St. John's church and interment in Dunmore cemetery.  p-b W. Jones, Joseph Bryden, Charles Ridgeway, Martin Brennan, Patrick Ryan, and John Gilligan.

The funeral of Mrs. Patrick O'Brien will be held this morning from her home, 302 Webster avenue.  Mass at St. Peter's cathedral.

Mrs. Josephine Becker, who died at the Hillside home, was removed to Kline's morgue, yesterday morning.  Deceased was 33 and is survived by her husband and one son.  Funeral this afternoon with services at St. Mary's German Catholic church.


Mrs. Gertie Teal of Scranton visited her parents, M/M Z. T. Swartz.

Miss Luella Swarts [sic] visited her parents in Dunmore over the Sabbath.

M/M C. M. Curtis entertained the following guests at Sunday dinner: Mrs. C. W. Curtis, Mrs. Tolmie and daughters, Mabel and Manilla Tolmie, Elmhurst; M/M C. J. Burkhart, daughter Mary Burkhart and son Curtis Burkhart, of Aberdeen.

John Rowe was recently summoned to Scranton to attend the funeral of his brother, A. H. Rowe, who met with a fatal accident on Jan. 12.


M/M John Burns, Chinchilla, are guests of his brother, Martin Burns, on Margaret avenue.


Stanley Milner, 16 month old child of M/M Edward Milner, died Sunday afternoon.  The funeral will be this afternoon from the family residence on Apple street.

James Griffin has returned to Plymouth after a few days visit with relatives.


Fred Jennings, Scranton, spent Sunday with his parents on Delaware street.

M/M William Vizzard, Scranton, visited relatives in town Sunday.


Miss Ida Sperger and Miss Laura Sperger of New Jersey, returned home Saturday after spending the past few weeks with relatives in town.

Miss Margaret A. Thomas of Providence visited relatives in town Sunday.


M/M Frank W. Pickering of Dunmore visited the former's parents on South Mount Sunday.


Mrs. Albert Doolittle and two children, Ben Doolittle and Katherine Doolittle, left Wednesday night to join her husband at Askaloosa, IA.

Report of the Board of Health for 1902 - 11 deaths, all adults, 13 births, 4 of which were boys.  W. E. Manchester, secretary.

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An accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on the new Cannon Ball trolley line whereby a young Italian named Dante Nunzio lost his life.  He was holding a drill for a couple of sledge hammer strikers, and a quantity of sand became loosened and falling covered him up completely.  It was three-quarters of an hour before he could be extricated.  He had been in the country but three months and was unmarried.  He made his home with Joseph Manquaelli, Ann street, West Pittston.  The funeral will take place this morning.


John I. Potter, died at his home in Scott township on Tuesday, Jan. 20.  The date of his birth was March 29, 1820.  He was therefore 83. The funeral was held Friday, Jan. 23, Rev. M. S. Godshall, Waverly, officiating.  Interment was made in Hickory Grove cemetery, near Waverly. p-b G. L. Newton, J. S. Wheeler, George Kennedy, Norman White, H. M. Dunlap, Waldo Stone.  His wife, the former Lucy Moredock, survives him.  Married on Jan. 7, 1864, they had no children.  Her aged father who is nearly 96 resides with her.


The will of the late Frances E. Ryan was admitted to probate.  All property left to the widow, Nellie Ryan, and his children.  She and John W. Ryan, Carbondale, are named as executors of the $40,000 estate.


The divorce granted Barbara Erion from her husband John Erion because she continued to live with him.

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James Thornton, Forest City, who died Sunday night, was brought to this city and buried in St. Rose cemetery, Sunday afternoon.  He died at the home of his grandparents where he resided. It is believed that the 21 year old had a stoke.

Mrs. Vere Christian, wife of the O&W trainman, died at her home, 14 Chestnut street, Sunday Afternoon.  She was the daughter of Hiram and Ophelia Geer, of Preston Park, where she was born June 24, 1880. A little over two years ago she married Vere Christian of Starlight. Immediately after their marriage, they came to Carbondale for a short time, returning to Starlight until about three months ago. She is survived by her parents, husband and one sister.  Owing to the nature of the disease (diphtheria) immediate burial held yesterday was private in Brookside cemetery.

M/M John Fadgin of Gordon avenue are mourning the death of their four year old son, John Fadgin, who died yesterday of heart trouble.  The funeral will be held this afternoon from home at 4.  Burial will be in St. Rose cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Mosier, wife of John Mosier, Electric alley, died yesterday morning.  A week ago the deceased infant daughter was buried and six months ago, her father, Carmen Tolerico, died.  Mrs. Mosier was only 22, born in Italy, but had resided in this country 12 years.  She is survived by her mother, husband, and two sisters. The funeral will be this afternoon, services in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church with burial in St. Rose cemetery.

"Mrs. Sarah A. Colwell died at the home of her son, Fred T. Colwell, 110 Wyoming street, at 1:30 yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Colwell was advanced in years.  Last August while carrying one of her grandchildren up the steps of her house, she fell and fractured  her shoulder.  She has been ailing since.

Deceased was born in Dundaff and was 75 years, 6 months and 1 day of age.  She lived for several years in Honesdale where she was a member of the M. E. church.  Her husband died in Honesdale 22 years ago and shortly afterwards she took up her residence in this city.

Mrs. Colwell was a very highly estimable woman and was highly regarded by her many friends and acquaintances.   She is survived by four sons and two daughters, namely:  Frank J. Colwell, Sidney B. Colwell, and Fred T. Colwell, of this city; Arthur K. Colwell of Schenectady, NY.  The daughters are Mrs. Charles Dolph and Mrs. Harry Swingle of this city.  The following brothers and sisters also survive: G. W. Whyte of Honesdale, Joseph Whyte, Scranton; Crandall Whyte of New York City, and Mrs. Jane Bone, Scranton.

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon.   Services at the house at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. A. F. Chaffee, after which burial will be made in Brookside cemetery."

Among the people from out of town who attended the funeral of the late Miss Mame Ruddy were the following:  Mrs. H. Mitchell and Dr. W. W. Powell, of Philadelphia; M/M J. J. Ruddy, M/M H. Ruddy, M. Ruddy, Miss Anna McLean, Misses Mary McLean, Angela Blewitt, Margaret Gilroy, Mary Norton, Belinda Byron, Delia Noon, Sarah McHale, Katie Keefe, Messrs. J. J. Ginty, J. J. Ryan, of Scranton; Misses Rose Cannon and Mary Cannon of Hyde Park; Martin Reddington, Will Hogan, and Mr. Sheridan of Olyphant; M/M M. A. Ruddy, Mrs. J. Gilgallon, of Archbald; M/M A. J. Gavin and family, Mrs. J. Timlin and daughter Sadie Timlin, Celia McGoff, Madge Gannon, Ella Breen, Mary Mullaley and Anna Grady of Jermyn.

Rev. Father Cawley of the Peoria, IL, diocese, has been visiting his parents, M/M Martin Cawley, Archbald, for the past few months.

Charles Crocker, late of Cornwall, England, has taken up residence in this city, having secured employment at the car shops of the D&H co.  Mr. Crocker is a talented singer, possessing a rich tenor voice.  He has become a member of the choir of Trinty Episcopal church.

Born - to M/M James J. Gorman, of Seventh avenue, a son.

Mrs. W. P.  Hamblen, of Rosendale, MA, is a guest of Mrs. W. B. Foster, of North Main street.  Her husband returned home yesterday. They spent yesterday with friends in Honesdale.

Miss Kathryn Adams of Port Jervis, NY, is a guest of Mrs. John F. Sullivan.

C. W. Seaman and wife spent Sunday with relatives in Honesdale.

S. Singer, and daughter, Martha Singer, returned Sunday night after a week's visit with relatives in Baltimore, MD.


On Sunday evening the death of Patrick Creedon, of the west side, occurred.  Deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. John Creedan [sic]; also the following brothers: Dennis, John, William and one sister, Mrs. Owen McGlynn, all of this place.  Services and interment at St. Mary's.

The funeral of Thomas McDermott, the three week old son of M/M Patrick McDermott, occurred Sunday from its late home on the west side.  Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Hugh Flannery occurred yesterday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Gardner.  Deceased was a resident of Oak Hill and was burned to death Friday night [actually Thursday, ed.] Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph's church, Minooka,  Interment was made in Minooka Catholic cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. George Boone occurred from her home on Main street yesterday afternoon with interment in St. Mary's cemetery. p-b George Weber, James Widall, William McGrath, Samuel Graham, John Campbell, Martin McGowan.


Miss Anna McDonald spent Sunday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. William Richmond, Green Ridge.

M/M Harry Sweeting of Tunkhannock are visiting at the home of her parents, M/M David Dick.

Wilbur Waterman of Pike county is home with his family for one week.


The marriage of Nellie Ryan and Henry Lawler will be solemnized this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church.

Announcement has been made of the coming marriage of Edward Ferguson, Lackawanna street, to Mayme Saltry, Providence.

Scranton Republican,  Wednesday, January 28, 1903

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John Parry, a former resident of Scott township, has died at his farm in Pierre, South Dakota, some time ago.  Mr. Parry enlisted in the army in 1862 with Captain Jayne at Wilkes-Barre and was mustered out at Salisbury, NC, in 1865.  After the war he went west, opening a government claim near Pierre.  While driving down a step incline the harness broke, causing the horses to run and overturn the wagon which caught and killed him instantly.  He is survived by four children and two sisters, one of whom is Miss R. Parry, formerly of Scranton, now of Williamsport.


Mrs. Richard Merritt is visiting relatives at Taylor.


Carelessness on the part of a miner with an open keg of powder caused a terrific explosion in the Bellvue mines of the Lackawanna colliery yesterday morning, seriously injuring four men and frightfully burning six more.  All of the victims are still alive, but the death of Michael H. Hughes, 130 South Filmore avenue, is hourly expected. The victims: Edward Miller, Pittston avenue; Walter Needham, 540 Hampton street; Acker Mangan, Fourth street; Thomas Lance, Thirteenth street; William Davis, Archbald street, William Williams, Hampton street; James Gerrity, Meridian street; John Carey and David Williams, Bellvue.  The first four were sent to Moses Taylor hospital, the others were taken to their homes for treatment by a family physician. As the work chambers are a mile from the shaft, it was the custom of the miners at Bellvue to take the electric motors which are used there instead of the mules.  Fourteen men boarded the car at the foot of the shaft at 7 AM.  Thomas Lance had a keg of powder with the top off, which he set in the middle of the car.  The low roof compelled the men to lie low, so they crouched close to the powder.  They had gone half the distance when the explosion occurred.


Henry A. Colvin died at his home on Shupp Hill, Friday, January 16, 1903.  He was born Dec. 15, 1816, in Rhode Island, and moved to Abington, Luzerne county with his parents three years later.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Belinda Taylor, whom he married in 1843, and his six children: George Nelson Colvin, Oneonta, NY; William Silas Colvin, Shupp Hill; Mary Elizabeth Colvin, East Lemon; Sterling Wesley Colvin, Wilkes-Barre; Zilpha Almina Colvin, Dixon; and Albert Seldon, Scranton.  He also had thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.


W. S. Gardner is home after spending time with relatives in Wayne county.

The funeral services of John Hiram Potter were held Friday at his home.  Interment at Waverly.

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John Avcikowski, Olyphant; Anna Clempa, Olyphant
James Duffy, Scranton; Ellen A. Howley, Scranton
William W. Williams, Scranton; Mary F. Welles, Scranton
Edward N. Ferguson, Olyphant; Mame S. Saltry, Scranton
James Shreck, Vandling; Helen Morrison, Carbondale
Charles E. Wenner, Freeland; Louise J. Karschner, Scranton


Blickens, Mary  The funeral will occur from the German Lutheran church, Mifflin avenue, at 2:30 this afternoon.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.

Golden, Thomas, 46, Chestnut street, Dunmore, Jan. 26.  Funeral from the home Friday morning.  Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

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E. C. Mattes of Pueblo, CO, formerly of this city, broke his leg below the knee, according to the Pueblo Daily Chieftain.

William Steck was received in this city from the Binghamton [NY] poor farm.  He spent the night at police headquarters and will be taken to the Hillside Home.  Steck's [former] home was at Mahanoy City and he was sent to Binghamton by mistake.  When they learned that he was a Pennsylvanian, they immediately sent him here.


Mrs. W. G. Howells and daughters, Olwen M. Howells and Mrs. Isaac J. Davies, attended a funeral at Dunmore yesterday.

Mrs. James Howell and sister, Miss Gertrude, of Providence, visited relatives in town yesterday.


Miss Margaret Smiles of Pittston is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. D. W. Richards.

Mrs. Norman Ellis of Pittston is spending a few days with her son, G. Ellis, on Main street.

John Phillips and two children of Scranton, Mrs. John Green and her two children of Wyoming, and Miss Effie Mucklow of Daego, WV, spent Tuesday at the home of their sister, Mrs. Frank Snyder, on Minooka avenue.

A number of friends gathered at the home of M/M James K. Brown, Centre street, Saturday.  The occasion was a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Hannas, sister of Mrs. Brown. [guest list]


Relatives of John Ludon, West Pittston, were in Scranton yesterday seeking to learn his whereabouts.  Ludon disappeared from his home Friday, presumably to come to this city to purchase tools for his son and has not been seen or heard from since.


Thomas Chamberlain died at his home in Waverly at the age of 92. He came to Waverly in the early '40's.  He was twice married, his brides were sisters and lived near his old home at Goshen, NY.  He had four children by his first wife, all of whom survive; two sons live in the west, two daughters, Mrs. Enoch Wheeler, widow, Nicholson; and Mrs. Jerry Reynolds, Waverly.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.


John J. Tierney, formerly and for years a resident of Susquehanna, died in Binghamton of Friday, age 40.  For several years he had management of the Arlington Hotel, Binghamton, and the Rathbum House, Elmira, with his brother, Edward M. Tierney.  The funeral was held at St. John's Catholic church, Susquehanna, with interment in Laurel Hill cemetery.

DL&W switching engineer John Robinson, Halstead, was instantly killed in that place on Friday evening. He stepped from his engine and was struck by another.  He was 45 and leaves a widow and three children.

The remains of Mrs. Rourke, an aged resident of Binghamton, were brought to Susquehanna for interment on Tuesday.

Ex-Mayor Jerome DeWitt of Binghamton attended the Tierney funeral. Mr. DeWitt is a native of New Milford.

Rev. L. L. Lewis, a recent pastor of the Hopbottom Universalist church, but now of Linesville, PA, was recently married to Inola J. Dunbar, of New York City.

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A small black and white dog resembling a pug, bit several children in the hall of the primary department of No. 19 school yesterday morning around starting time.  The teacher, Miss Gibbons, was unaware of the situation as the children had not complained. Several students were missing and the teacher found them huddled in a corner of the hall nursing their wounds.  The dog had taken refuge under a bench and was panting.  It is thought that the children plagued the animal until he became excited and attacked them. [condensed] Willie Brennan, North Sumner avenue, bitten on the hand and leg. Willie Burke, Decker's court, bitten on the wrist. Evan H. Evans, North Bromley avenue, bitten on the finger. Harry Bond was dragged around the hall by the excited canine, which had a good grip on his stocking, but the animal's fangs did not penetrate the flesh.  Dr. F. C. Hall cauterized the wounds.

The funeral of Charles Reed, DL&W foreman of mine machinists, was held from the home on Bryn Mawr street yesterday afternoon.  The funeral was military in character under the direction of E. H. Griffin Post No. 8, Sons of Veterans, of which the deceased was a prominent member.  Rev. Walker of the Pyne M. E. church officiated. Burial was in Washburn street where a detail from the post fired three volleys over the grave.  Will Price was the funeral director.

A number of young friends of Ethel Watkins gathered at her home on Filmore avenue recently and tendered a birthday party. [guest list includes Mrs. G. Watkins and Mrs. Tom Watkins.]

Funeral of John F. Lee, South Seventh street, yesterday morning at Holy Cross church.  p-b were old friends of the deceased, John Flannery, John Young, Joseph Feeley, Joseph McGraw, T. H. Walsh, Anthony Nolan.  Interment was made in Cathedral cemetery.  Cusick was funeral director.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Blickens, wife of Michael Blickens, will be held this afternoon from the home, 437 North Sixth avenue. Services following at the Mifflin avenue Lutheran church.

Ruth Jones, 6 month old daughter of M/M Oliver P. Jones, 431 North Main avenue, died Monday night of bronchitis.  The funeral will be held this afternoon from the house.  Rev. D. P. Jones, Tabernacle Congregational church, will officiate with interment in Washburn street cemetery.

St. Lucia's Italian Catholic church was the scene of a pretty wedding Monday morning at 7:30.  Michael DeLesse, the west side barber on Robinson street, and Mary Varney, daughter of John Varney of the north end, were united by Rev. Fr. Brooks.  Louis DeLeese (brother) was best man.

Mrs. John Davis, North Sumner avenue, is entertaining her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Swartz and her granddaughter Helen Swartz from Dalton.


The funeral of Mrs. Patrick O'Brien was held yesterday from her home, 302 South Webster avenue.  Mass was at ST. Peter's Cathedral and interment in Cathedral cemetery.  p-b James Sweeney, Edward Duffy, Michael J. Duffy, Edward Dean, Michael Dean, Michael Holland.

The funeral of William Fuchs, the little son of M/M George Fuchs, will be held from the home, 2105 Prospect avenue, tomorrow. Interment will be in Pittston avenue cemetery.


Stephen Kearney, Keyser avenue, died yesterday.  He is survived by one son, John Kearney, and one daughter, Ellen Kearney.  Funeral Thursday morning with mass at Holy Rosary church. John Kearney is lying dangerously ill with typhoid fever at his home on Mary street.

The funeral of Benjamin Lewis will take place from his residence, North Main avenue, Thursday afternoon.

 (Jan. 26)

M/M Ira Mittan and Mrs. Arthur Hunt attended the funeral of Mr. J. I. Potter on Friday.

Mrs. Aloy Clark and her two children of Peckville, and Mrs. Fred Whitlock, Jermyn, have returned home after visiting their parents here.

Mrs. T. Lewis and daughter, Mrs. Harry Smith, spent Saturday in town.

Miss Beatrice Brown is sick at the home of her aunt, Mrs. F. W. Lewis.

A party was given Lulu Vosburg on Saturday last in honor of her thirteenth birthday.  [guest list included Maud Vosburg and Adelbert Vosburg]


Thomas Golden, proprietor of the Senate Hotel on Chestnut street, died yesterday morning.  He had resident in the borough for 35 years.

The funeral of Stanley Milner took place yesterday afternoon from the home of his parents, M/M Edward Milner, Apple street.

LINWOOD   (Jan. 26)

Among those from this place who attended the wedding of Andrew Goodrich and Harriet Baker at Green Grove on Wednesday last were: M/M George Goodrich and family, M/M Charles E. Miller and family, M/M Ben Nichols and family.

Dennis Stanton will remove his family to Clark's Green this week where he has found employment.

Peter Thatcher, Dundaff, and Warren White, Dalton, were callers at Henry White's last week.

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Miss Mary Gardner is spending the winter in Scranton at the home of Dr. Gardner.

Mr. H. D. Swartz left recently for Florida where he will engage in the lumber business.  Mrs. Swarts [sic] and daughter, Helen Swartz, have gone to winter with her mother, Mrs. Dawes [sic], in Scranton.

M/M H. W. Hager have closed their home and gone to board with Mrs. James Boardman.

Maud Packer, Brooklyn (PA), is visiting her brother, Sandie Packer, at the home of Mrs. James Foster.

Mrs. Jessie Phillips Smith, Scranton, was the guest of Mrs. W. E. Smith last week.


M/M Ira Mittan attended J. T. Potter`s funeral on Friday.

Baker-Goodrich wedding, Jan. 21, at the home of Rev. Thomas Baker, Green Grove.  Their daughter Harriet Baker was married to Andrew Goodrich.  Wedding march was played by Mrs. Henry Baker. Additional guests [see article in Linwood news section] M/M Mernice Miller, Charles Johnson, Maud Miller, Azenith Nichols, Beatrice Nichols, Mary Nichols, Theron Nichols, Ruth Goodrich, Paul Goodrich, Marvin Miller, Mernice Miller Jr.; Mrs. Frank Powers, West Lenox; M/M Gilbert Baker, West Lenox; Clair Baker, Anna Marie Baker, George Baker, Gwendoline Baker, M/M William Shennan, M/M Ackerly, M/M J. J. Smith, Miss Myra Scull.


All in white satin and a tuttle veil, Conetta Acona, on becoming a bride of Nicolo Decando, leaped over a broomstick held three feet from the floor by two kinsmen of the groom.  Magistrate Lewis, who tied the knot, lead the applause.  Then a kissing bee took place, in which the magistrate was first.  Conetta came here from Naples Saturday to become the wife of Decando.  She is 18 years old and a beauty.  A procession trailed after the bridal party to the accompaniment of cymbals, drum and piccolo.

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Mr. E. F. Edmunds of Mayfield is in Buffalo [NY] looking after his recent real estate purchase in that city.


Wedded yesterday at St. Patrick's church were Nellie Ryan and J. Henry Lawler, Jessup.  Mass was performed by Rev. J. Duggan, of Altoona, a cousin of the bride.  Bridesmaid was Margaret Bannon, Scranton, with Herbert Lawler (brother) as best man.  A wedding breakfast was served by the bride's aunt, Mrs. M. Rogan, Dunmore street.

The following from here attended the funeral of Maria Sheridan at Pittston yesterday:  P. C. Cannon, P. A. Cannon, Hannah Cannon, M/M M. J. Cannon, Mrs. J. Loftus, Mrs. W. Gibbons, M/M M. Byrne and M. J. McAndrew.


The funeral of Mrs. John Mosier, Electric alley, took place yesterday morning.  From her house, the cortege proceeded to Our Lady of Mount Carmel church for mass conducted by Rev. Fr, Cerutti, after which interment was made in St. Rose's cemetery.

Graduate nurses of Emergency Hospital formed an alumni association which will meet monthly temporarily at the home of Mrs. Dr. Mark L. Bailey, North Church street.  Mrs. Bailey was elected president, Mrs. N. F. Neary, vice-president; Kathryn Gillen, treasurer; Agatha Dwyer, secretary, Bertha Robinson, recording secretary; executive committee of Misses Mary E. Jenkins, Agnes Coughlin and Mary Wilker.  A nurse's register was opened at Emergency hospital where the names of all nurses enrolled and applications for services may be received. Additional [charter] members: Mrs. M. G. May, Mary Roche, Evelyn Griffin, Ora Loomis, Bridget Gilmartin, Margaret Davis, Katherine Gardner, Elizabeth Thomas, Miss Hoffman, Miss Chumard.

Postmaster John H. Thomas has been reappointed for a four year term.

Mrs. Juliet A. Reynolds, and daughter Mrs. W. J. Roberts, are guests of Mrs. C. F. Rose, Scranton.

Mrs. Fred Edwards and daughter, Catherine Edwards, are spending a few days with her parents, M/M Frank Smith, on Garfield avenue.

Mrs. T. C. Cummings and daughter, Anna Cummings, of Archbald, are spending a few days with the former's parents, ex-councilman and Mrs. Thomas N. Nealon, of South Main street.

George Dubois, a well-known D&H railroader and volunteer fireman, has left for the west.  He will go first to Fort Wayne, IN, and may stop there.

Thomas Gilroy returned to his home in Scranton after visiting his parents on Fallbrook street.

Claude Oliver has resigned his position with the Pioneer steam laundry, to accept one with the Lackawanna Laundry in Scranton.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah A. Colwell, relict of the late Thomas Colwell, will be held tomorrow afternoon.  Services conducted from the house at 1:30 by Rev. A. F. Chaffee, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church.  Burial will be made in Brookside cemetery.

John Fadgins, 4, son of M/M John Fadgins of Gordan, who died early Monday of heart trouble, was buried yesterday afternoon.  The procession left the house at 3 o'clock.  Burial was made in St. Rose cemetery.


Marvin Gilpin, son of M/M M. A. Gilpin, aged about 8 years, died of pneumonia on Saturday night.  A sister of Mrs. Gilpin was buried on the 18th.

The sawmill of J. E. Cross on the bank of the Butternut was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. Only about a $100 of Ash and Hickory was destroyed outside of the building itself. The loss of tools and structure is estimated to be $2,000.

Transcribed and contributed by Richard M. Reese, 2001
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