Forker, Oldest Resident, Expires on Sunday
Widely Known Woman Had Lived 87 Years In This
Funeral services were held for the late Emily A. Forker,
the oldest person in Grove City who was born in the town in which she
died, were held Monday afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. C. H. Williamson, her pastor was in charge
of the services which were largely attended, and interment was made in the
Scores of friends were shocked to learn of Mrs. Forker's
death, which occurred at 7 a.m. Sunday resulting from infirmities of old
age. She had practically spent her entire live of 87 years in this
community, was and active and devoted member of the First Presbyterian
Church and had a host of acquaintances gained in her long residence here.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mrs.
and Mrs. William Fleming of Grove City and Harrisville. Her
father was the first postmaster in Grove City and was the owner of the
first Grove City hotel. In 1880, following the death of her husband,
John H. Forker, Mrs. Forker was appointed
postmistress at Harrisville receiving her commission from President
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
O. L. Gilmore of Grove City and one son, William
J. Forker, also of Grove City, nine grandchildren and three great
grandchildren, a brother, J. J. Fleming of
Harrisville, also survives.
City Reporter Herald
C. Philip Gilmore Sr.