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John Peter Vath

6 Jul 1882 -

14 Mar 1918 


  John Peter Vath 
The death of John Peter Vath, aged nearly 36 years, which occurred at his home south of town last Thursday afternoon, came as a severe shock to his many friends in this vicinity. Mr. Vath was taken violently ill the early part of last week with appendicisis and on Wednesday was operated on by Dr. Siggins, of Oil City. He rallied from the operation but was unable to withstand the shock and died at 1 o'clock on the date above mentioned. Mr. Vath was born in Sandy Lake township July 6, 1882, and in 1910 was married to Miss Hazel Lyons who, with two small children, survivies. Mr. Vath had spent his entire life in this neighborhood and was a young man of sterling qualities. He was an esteemed citizen and neighbor and had a host of friends in this community who sympathize deeply with his bereaved wife and relatives. The funeral service was held at the Zion Wesleyan Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. James Tingley. Interment was made in Zion cemetery.


Mercer Dispatch, Friday, March 22, 1918, Sandy Lake Notes, pg 8

Submitted by Maxine Vath Hughes




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