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Joseph F. McGranahan   

died Nov 1918



  Lieut. Joseph F. McGranahan 
Last Honors Paid To Lieut. M'Granahan

Largely attended and very impressive services were held Monday afternoon in memory of Lieut. Joseph F. McGranahan, former Grove City College athlete, who was killed in an aeroplane accident at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, last week.  The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McDowell at Jamestown, where Mr. and Mrs. McGranahan, his parents, have been staying prior to removing to Pittsburg for the Winter.

Rev. Mr. Hazlett of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church and Rev. Mr. Blackwood of Mercer had charge of the services and paid a fine tribute to this splendid youth who answered his country's call, who had won rapid advancement in his Army career, and who died a hero's death only a week after he had received his commission.  He was buried with full military honors. 

Many friends were present from a distance to honor his memory.  Among them were:  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hosack, Miss Ora Hosack, Misses Frances and Louise Hosack, Mrs. W. D. McCord, Mrs. J. J. Spearman, Wilbur Allen, Robert Thorne, G. E. Hosack, Mr. Christie and Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, all of Grove City; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Veach, Mr. Woolcock, Mr. Wallace and Mrs. R. E. Wallace of New Castle; Mr. and Mrs. Harry McKinley, Miss Grace McKinley, Miss Margaret Brachin of Kinsman, O.; Mrs. Heaton Baker of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. George Hayes and Miss Jess Rogers of Pittsburg; Seaman Alexander McDowell, from the Great Lakes Training Station, Ill.; Lieut. A. A. Garrabrant, from San Leon Gunnery School, Houston, Texas, a close personal friend of the deceased and military escort of the body home;  Miss Malvina Thomas and Frank McArthur of Detroit. 

Sharon Herald November 13, 1918

Submitted by Sheila Rush




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