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Ethel W. Bestwick McElrath

1 May 1888 -

22 Aug 1977







  Ethel W. Bestwick McElrath 


MEADVILLE, PA.- Mrs. Ethel W. McElrath, formerly of Clarks Mills, PA, widow of Henry R. McElrath, died at 4:30 pm Monday (8-22-77) in Meade Nursing Home here. She had been in failing health for several years. She was 89.

Mrs. McElrath previously owned and operated the McElrath Rest Home in Jackson Center for a number of years.

She was born in Jackson Twp., Mercer County, May 1, 1888, to Samuel C. and Mary Jane Crowley Bestwick.

She was a member of the Jackson Center United Presbyterian Church and a charter member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 167, Mercer.

Her husband, whom she married Dec. 31, 1913, died in 1940.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Ida) McCullough, Clarks Mills; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A son, James B., died in 1924. The last in her immediate family, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

[Her father Samuel Bestwick was a son of James Bestwick Jr.]


Submitted by Nancy Wark.




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