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From time to time (rarely), I will look-up a few records for a family not related to me. I am too busy to do look-ups very often.  I decided to share some of the searches here that I've done.


 John Alphonse DONEY died June 1053
Monongahela, Washington County PA

Background: The request came in an email.  
Requestor: Kenneth Leo McIntyre
Subject: Cairns Family of Washington Co. Pa.) 

Date Header The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi, Washington County PA, Tuesday, June 23, 1953, page 8
Obituary of John Alphonse DONEY died June 1953, Monongahela PA, father of Lillian Doney Cairns, wife of Andrew CAIRNS of California PA

SOURCE: The Charleroi Mail newspaper, Charleroi, Washington County PA, Tuesday, June 23, 1953, page 8:


Monongahela, Pa., June 28--- John Alphonse DONEY,life-long local resident, died at his home, 780 Cassidy avenue. He would have been (97 ??) years old on Wednesday, the day when a requiem mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Transfiguration by the Reverend Patrick W. RICE, his pastor.

Mr. DONEY was born June 24, 1876 at Wheeling, W.Va., coming with his parents, the late Michael and Mary K___ DONEY, to ____ city when he was a child of about three. He was educated in the local schools. Three years ago he was retired after 25 years of employment as a blacksmith for Combustion Engineering Company at the East Monongahela plant. He was a faithful member of 
Transfiguration church.

Surviving ate two daughters, Mary Kathryn, wife of Clarence A. DEWAR, at home, and Lillian, wife of Andrew CAIRNS of California, Pa.; two sons, Charles DONEY of Clearview Terrace, and William J. Gottselig of this city; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Peter AMANN of Monessen [Pa.] and Mrs. John Armstrong of Clarksburg, Pa.; one brother, Charles DONEY of Mather, Pa. Mrs. DONEY, the former Emma NEIDERMEYER whom he married in 1920 died Hune 15, 1950.

[Father of Lillian Doney Cairns, wife of Andrew CAIRNS of California, Pa.]

The Census images are too large to attach here (because they take room on my harddrive).  Visit to get the images.

This was found during a look-up for a family member. This and other CAIRNS items are posted as of Sept. 1st 2008 on the Washington County PAGenWeb site at:

Researched by Judith Florian



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