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|| KLAHR EDWARD YOUNG|
SERVED IN U.S. NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II
Klahr Edward Young, 89, of Cambridge Springs, formerly of Chestnut Street in Edinboro, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Meadville, son of the late William H. and Lyda Chamberlain Young.
He was a crane operator at Union Junk and Metal Co. in Erie for over 50 years.
He served in the US Navy during World War II as an armed guard on the USS Everett and the USS Evans.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Dewey Young, in 1990; four brothers, Charles, William, Paul and Walter Young; four sisters, Blanch Weed, Mary Dewey, Ellamae Carnes and Audrey Heim; and a granddaughter, Melissa Alward.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Alward and her husband, Charles, and Lois M. Wheeler and her husband, Sidney, all of Cambridge Springs, and Rita J. Hayes and her husband, Donald, of Edinboro; two sisters, Betty Carnes of Edinboro and Doris Carnes of Linesville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Edinboro United Methodist Church, 113 High St., officiated by the Rev. Dean Ziegler.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, PO Box 188, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.
The Glunt Funeral Home in Edinboro is handling arrangements.
|Young, Klahr Edward (I22241)
|| VIVIAN E. REES|
Vivian E. Rees, 87, of Karthaus, died Saturday, July 6, 1996, at Mt. Laurel Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 4, 1909, in Oak Hill, Karthaus, a daughter of the late James and Emma Rauch Moore. She was married to David Rees, who died Nov. 26, 1980.
She was a homemaker. She retired from Murata Erie in State College in 1974.
She was a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church of Karthaus.
She belonged to the Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 8386 of Frenchville and the Oak Hill Grange in Karthaus.
She is survived by two daughters, Loretta Quick of Moshannon and Joyce Lyons of Karthaus; two sons, Jack Rees of Karthaus and Jerry Rees of rural Frenchville; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five sons, Lawrence, Francis, Delbert, Kenneth and Robert Rees.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the time of the service Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Grassflat.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery in Karthaus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, PO Box 65, Karthaus, Pa. 16845.
|Moore, Vivian Evelyn (I68183)
|| WAYNE H. HARPER SR.|
SPRINGBORO - Wayne H. Harper Sr., 72, of Springboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Warren, Ohio.
Born in Cortland, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1931, he was a son of Perry L. and Inis L. Beighley Harper. He married Rosetta J. Martin Oct. 27, 1958, in Czar, W.Va.
He was employed by Andover Industries, Bill Hough Excavating, French's of Andover, Ohio, and maintenance and security at Conneaut Lake Park.
He was a member of Conneautville Volunteer Fire Department Fellows Club and Fire Police. He enjoyed model trains and was a craftsman.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, survivors include four sons, Wayne (Butch) Harper Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Springboro, Ronald Harper and his wife, Vicki, of Linesville, Donald Harper and his fiancee, Darlene Weaver, of Springboro, and Eric Harper and his girlfriend, Dusty Scott, of Springboro; two daughters, Susan Morelli and her husband, Ray, of Conneaut Lake, and Denise Lowing and her husband, Reed, of Conneautville; two brothers, Alvin Harper of South Carolina and Carl Harper of Youngstown, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Callings hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 US Highway 6, Linesville.
The funeral will be at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Carr, pastor of Lakeland Area Bible Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery.
|Harper, Wayne Howard Sr. (I36635)
|| from the records of the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home:|
Mr. and Mrs. E. Nelson Sr.
Harry Elmer Nelson, Sr. was born in Summit Township March 17, 1916, a son of Frank and Hazel Butterfield Nelson. He was married to the former Verna Seneff of Conneautville. Mr. Nelson was employed by the Locke Machine Co. of Andover, Ohio, and was a member of Linesville Volunteer Fire Department and the State Police of Erie and Crawford Counties.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Fred Serex of Long Beach, Calif.; and three sisters, Mrs. John Shelatz of RD 1, Conneaut Lake,Mrs. Ruth McGuire of Long Beach and Mrs. Francis Willis of Newport Beach, Calif.
Mrs. Verna Nelson was born at Pittsburgh Oct. 29, 1921, a daughter of Elmer and Roberta (Seneff) Seneff. She was a member of Linesville Baptist Church.
She is survived by her parents of Conneautville, and a sister, Mrs. Donald (Ethel Mae) Storms of RD 2, Springboro
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson are survived by three children, Mrs. William (Linda) Watt of RD 1, Conneautville, and Audrey Sue and Harry Jr., both at home, and two grandchildren.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Linesville Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Gerald Comp Memorial Fund, Conneautville, or to any charitable organization.
|Seneff, Verna Genevieve (I36087)
|| LINESVILLE - Alexander Allen Lintz, 1 month old, of Linesville, passed away at home Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.|
Born Nov. 15, 2007, in Meadville, he was the son of Elena Marie Hancock and Travis Allen Lintz.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brent David and Carlo Lee Hancock; a sister, Nevaeh Elena Hancock; maternal grandparents, Norma Jean Hadley of Highland, Ind., and Salvatore Ernandes of Vermillion, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Mary Ann Lintz of Linesville and Gregory Allen Lintz of Linesville; maternal great-grandparents, Carlo and Elena Ernandes of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Carl Stiltner of Linesville; paternal great-grandmother, Agnes M. Boughner of Franklin; and paternal step-great-grandmother, Margaret Ankenbauer of Linesville. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Stiltner; paternal great-grandparents, Jesse and Edith Ankenbauer; and paternal great-grandfather, Allen Joseph Lintz Sr.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 US Highway 6, Linesville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dennis Tharp of Corry, a family relative, officiating.
Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the family in care of Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, PO Box 823, Linesville, PA. 16424.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at email@example.com.
|Lintz, Alexander Allen (I41955)
|| LINESVILLE - W. George Headley, 90, of Linesville, died Monday, June 4, 2007 at his residence due to failing health, with his family by his side.|
Born Jan. 14, 1917, in Beaver Township, he was the son of William H. and Charlotte Thompson Headley. He married Blanch B. Waring Sept. 26, 1939, in Linesville.
George was an active member of Linesville First Baptist Church for 68 years and was an active voting member for more than 50 years.
He was a farmer and had a love for the land. He was a partner with Miller-Headley Lumber Co. and also a partner with his father in Headley Lumber Co.
George belonged to many organizations which include the following: charter member of the Linesville Rotary, director of PalFund since its beginning, school board member for Linesville Conneaut School District, Northwest Pennsylvania Hereford Association, Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Association, judge of election for Conneaut Township, Center Road Grange, Linesville Odd Fellows and the Lakeland Senior Center.
In the 1940s, he played semi-pro baseball in Erie under manager Mike Calivino. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan all of his life. Also for many years, George had enjoyed coaching Little League. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Blanch B. Headley; two sons, William Headley Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Brentwood, Tenn., and Richard Headley and his wife, Dianne, of Dover, Del.; five grandchildren, William Headley III and his wife, Christine of Mount Prospect, Ill., Andrew Headley and his wife Alison, of South Orange, NJ, Aaron Headley and his wife, Anne, of Royal Oak, Mich., Lynn Headley of Raleigh, N.C., and Cole Headley and his wife, Dodie, of Selma, NC; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, George Grayson and Lanie Raye; a brother, Dwayne Headley and his wife, Maxine, of Linesville; four sisters, Elaine Sherretts and her husband, Howard, of Linesville, Jean Campbell of Andover, Ohio, Joyce Cotton of Harmonsburg and Susie Shunkwiler of Linesville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Beryl Kitsa, Bernice Bollard and Sara Headley; and two brothers, Wilson and Howard Headley.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 US Highway 6, Linesville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Art Barnes of Linesville First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be private in Linesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Linesville First Baptist Church, PO Box 387, Linesville, Pa., 16424; or to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15243.
Condolences may be emailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Headley, W. George (I31336)
|| Miss Elenore McNutt|
Died March 25, 1915, aged 58 years, at her home in Summit township, survived by three sisters, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Moffitt, Mary McNutt; two brothers, David and Alexander McNutt. She was born on the old homestead where she died. The funeral was conducted Monday by her pastor, Rev. McClure of Conneaut Lake U.P. church; interment was made at Lakeview cemetery.
|McNutt, Eleanor Ann (I67344)
from the records of the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home:
Dorr W. Powers
Dorr W. Powers, 51, of 1331 E. 7th St., Erie, died Wednesday, April 23, 1969, at Doctors Osteopathic Hospital, Erie, after a short illness.
He was born at Cleveland Jan. 30, 1916, a son of Dorr and Mary Bean Powers. Mr. Powers was a veteran of World War II and was employed by Sipple radio and television service in Erie.
He is survived by his widow, the former Betty Koll; three sons, Richard of East Springfield, and Gene A. and Dale W., both in the Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Weist of Erie; his mother of Linesville; two brothers, George and Rupert Powers, both of Linesville, and four grandchildren.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home, Linesville, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Lee Parker, pastor of Linesville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Penn Line Cemetery.
|Powers, Dorr Wyram Jr. (I39282)
Glowa , Clara A. 78
Linesville, Formerly of Carnegie
Clara Ann Glowa, 78, of Linesville, formerly of Carnegie, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Meadville Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1934, in Crafton, a daughter of John E. and Bertha L. Krouse Carrick. She married Paul Glowa Aug. 11, 1960, in Canonsburg. Clara was the owner and operator of Pymatuning Camp Motel for 31 years. In addition to her loving husband, Paul, she is survived by three children, Paula Oppenlander (Paul), of Meadville, and their son, Phillip, stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Jeffrey Glowa (Susan) and their daughter, Sarah, of Greensburg, and Malinda Glowa, of Meadville; and and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Paul and Jason Paul Glowa. Calling hours were Friday at WAID-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. A private family graveside funeral service was in Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake. Share your memories and condolences at waidcolemanfh.com. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
|Carrick, Clara Ann (I74547)
|| AN INFANT|
Shane Travis Ford, 5 months, son of David V. and Kay Brubaker Ford, RD 3, Box 202, Conneautville, died Thursday, May 17, 1984, at Spencer Hospital after a five-month illness.
He was born at Meadville December 1, 1983, and along with his parents, attended the Center Road Calvary Baptist Church, Center Road.
In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Lisa Marie, at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Brubaker, Linesville; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David T. Ford, Conneautville; his maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Largent, Linesville; his paternal great-grandmother, Garnet Wallner, Conneautville and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends of the family may call Saturday from 1 to 3 pm at William H. Houghton Funeral Home, Linesville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., Pastor Richard Elliott of Center Road Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Rundells Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Werding-Hoffman Disease Fund in care of the family at Box 202, Conneautville.
|Ford, Shane Travis (I401)
|| OCHEL HENDERSON|
First licensed woman barber in Washington, Ochel Angeline "Pat" Henderson, 79, of Hewitt Avenue, Washington, died Tuesday, August 12, 1997, at 11:30 a.m in Washington Hospital.
She was born April 11, 1917, in Roane County, W.Va., a daughter of Mack and Wonea Onie Jett Naylor. She was a self-employed barber, the first licensed woman barber in Washington. She and her sons, Denzel, Ron and Jim, daughter-in-law Judy, and granddaughter, Rachel, have a combined 160 years of barbering experience. She attended Trinity Bible of Fellowship, and was a member of the Washington Senior Citizens. Her husband, Steward Ford Henderson, died in 1960. Surviving are five sons, Denzel Richardson of Clarksville; John R. Largent of Akron, Ohio; James Largent of Lower Salem, Ohio; Ronald E. Largent of Washington; and Stewart Henderson of Perryopolis; a daughter, Jean Russell of Curwensville; six brothers, Norman Naylor of Riverview, Fla.; Arnold Naylor of Clarksville; James Naylor of Akron, Ohio; Richard Naylor of Juliet, Ill.; Woodrow Naylor of Looneyville, W.Va.; and Homer Naylor of Sarasota, Fla.; four sisters, Laura Kelley of Washington, Elsie Fowler of Florida, Maxine Nevis of Youngstown, Ohio, and Dixie Kelley of Washington; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Donald Largent; a daughter, Joanne Largent Malson; five brothers, Ray Naylor, Herman Naylor, Lewis Naylor, Nelson Naylor, and Dalton Naylor; five sisters, Opel Naylor, Gussie Kelley, Ramey Cook, Ivy Cook, and Lora Nighta.
|Naylor, Ochel Angeline (I3075)
|| JAMES HENRY BRUBAKER|
LINESVILLE - James Henry Brubaker, 75, of Linesville, died Monday, Sept. 18, 1995, at Meadville Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in Royalton, Nov. 3, 1919, a son of Benjamin F. and Christiana A. Mack Brubaker. He married Florence Largent Sept. 21, 1952. She survives.
He retired in 1985 from Conneaut School District after 22 years of service.
He served with the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Linesville. He was a life member of the Linesville Volunteer Fire Department and Linesville Fire Police.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Kenneth D. Brubaker and James T. Brubaker, both of Linesville; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Pam) Hazelhurst of Meadville and Mrs. David (Kay Marie) Ford of Conneautville; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) LeHew of Middletown and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Fackler of Hummelstown; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Clyde Brubaker; two brothers, Charles Brubaker and Joseph Brubaker; and a grandson.
Calling hours are today from 7 to 9pm at William H. Houghton Funeral Home, 127 Conneaut St., Linesville.
A funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William T. Wright of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.
|Brubaker, James Henry (I119)
|| Doris Roberta Waring, 98, formerly of Linesville, passed on to Heaven on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Juniper Village in Meadville.|
She was born Sept. 13, 1917, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Lois Corey Weeks and Homer Weeks. At the age of two she and her family moved to Linesville, arriving at Center Road Depot to begin life on the farm of her great Uncle Frank Cory on Tighe Road. Doris attended the Conneaut Center one room school house and graduated from Linesville High School class of 1935.
She worked as a telephone operator in Linesville Telephone Office and also as a dental assistant for the late Dr. Sturdevant.
On July 28 1941, Doris married Paul Henry Waring. They were blessed with 68 years of marriage and four children. Paul preceded her in death on January 11, 2010.
Doris was a member of Linesville First Baptist Church all her adult life, teaching Sunday school for many years, singing in the choir. She served as a deaconess, and in the American Baptist Women's Missions. She was also a member of the Sunshine Club, Penn Line Grange, Ladies Aide Society and the Lakeland Area Senior Center where she was crowned Senior Waterfowl Queen. She was very proud of her perfect voting record of over 70 years.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and having company over for a meal or game of cards, and most of all, time spent with family around the campfire.
Survivors include four children, Homer Waring and his wife, Anne, of San Antonio, Texas, Homer's former wife Lynda Schambach Waring of Dayton, Ohio, Linda Kurtz and her husband, Wayne, of Saegertown, John Waring and his wife, Sharon, of Linesville, and Sue Thompson and her husband, Bill, of Linesville; her grandchildren, Lisa Cates and her husband, Toby, Paul Kurtz and his wife, Irene, Robert Kurtz and his wife, Barbara, Ryan Waring and his wife, Heather, Matthew Waring, Meggan Bradshaw and her husband, Adam, Chelsea Donahue, Tamara Brown, Jessica Thompson, Amber Bates and her husband, Rodney, and Jaime Koontz; eight great grandchildren Tristan and Angela Cates, Isaac Kurtz, Paige, Colin, and Lauren Waring, Lilliana Bates, and True Koontz; a sister Carol Plattner of Britton, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Waring, brother Alan Weeks, grandson in law, Nathan Koontz and great grandson, Elijah Kurtz.
Doris loved the Lord and lived her life for Christ. When told she was ill her response was such, "I've lived my whole life to get to Heaven, don't be holding me up!"
Calling hours will be Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.
A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Brenda Loucks officiating.
Burial will be private in Linesville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials can be made to the Linesville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 387, Linesville, Pa 16424, Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., or Juniper Village Employee Appreciation Fund, 455 Chestnut St, both of Meadville, Pa 16335.
Please share a condolence or memory of Doris for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
|Weeks, Doris Roberta (I36576)
|| Joseph L. Dewey, 70, a resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1992, at his residence.|
He was born in Clearfield, Pa., a son of the late Joseph an Bridget Ann Duckett Dewey.
Mr. Dewey was a retired employee of the United Fruit Co. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific Theater. He was wounded in Guadal Canal and received the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Van Dusen Dewey; two sisters, Jane and Marion Young; and three brothers, Robert Dewey, Henry Dewey and Thomas Dewey.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harley (Karen) Phillips of North East; two sisters, Mrs. John (Petty) Slickanich and Mrs. John (Violet) Shauberger, both of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Soldiers and Sailors Home Chapel, 560 East 3rd St., Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until a mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The Rev. James Ruhling will officiate.
Burial will be at the Soldiers and Sailors Home Cemetery.
The Carl A. Slomski and Son Funeral Home, East 21st and Ash streets, is handling arrangements.
|Dewey, Joseph Leo (I34241)
|| KARTHAUS - James A. Schultz, 88, one of the oldest residents of Karthaus, died in his home yesterday at 2:20 p.m. He had been in declining health for a number of years.|
A son of William and Amelia Schaffer Schultz, he was born at Karthaus April 7, 1875, the first of his family to be born in the old Schultz homestead where he resided all his life.
Mr. Schultz had worked as a raftsman and lumberman. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Frenchville and of Oak Hill Grange at Karthaus.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cannie Luzier Schultz; two daughters, Mrs. Mona Peiffer Miller and Mrs. Marjorie Wooster, both of Karthaus; a nephew, Joseph Luzier who he had raised from childhood; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Charles Schultz of Karthaus; and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Leigy of Karthaus and Mrs. Bertha Gargin of Punxsutawney.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, six sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Church, Frenchville, Monday at 10am in charge of the Rev. Fr. George Grocutt. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
|Schultz, James A. (I6611)
|| KEEWAYDIN - Mrs. Grace Woodling Kunes, widow of the late Haskell G. Kunes, died in the Clearfield Hospital Sunday at 5:15 p.m. following a short illness. She was 67 years old.|
A lifelong resident of this area, Mrs. Kunes was born August 23, 1889, at Oak Hill, near Karthaus, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Woodling. She was married Oct. 30, 1907 to Haskell G. Kunes, who died May 26, 1951.
Mrs. Kunes was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church.
She is survived by three children; Mrs. Lynn W. Gilliland, Clearfield; Mrs. Anthony Thomas, Bloomsburg RD; and Wayne Kunes, Frenchville RD. Nine grandchildren and four brothers and sisters, Paul M. Woodling and Mrs. Lawrence Renaud, of Karthaus, Harry Woodling of Millard, Neb., and Mrs. Lloyd Bradford, Clearfield, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from her late home here with the Rev. Robert J. Wittlinger officiating. Burial will be in the Keewaydin cemetery.
|Woodling, Grace (I3970)
|| WADSWORTH - Mrs. Sarah L. Wadsworth, wife of S. Alexander Wadsworth, also the mother of Mrs. Elmer Van Gordon, of Snow Shoe, died last Saturday morning at Lock Haven, after an illness of only a few hours with a complication of grippe and tonsilitis. She was 65 years of age. Mrs. Wadsworth was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She is survived by two sons and four daughters: Fred A., and Raymond Alexander, Mrs. Charles Wadsworth, Mrs. Paul Andrus, of Lock Haven; Mrs. Arthur F. McHenry of Flemington and Mrs. Elmer Van Gordon, residing near Snow Shoe; also by three sisters, Mrs. William Newton of Bradenton, Florida; Mrs. William Slusher of Philadelphia, and Mrs. C.E. Waite, of Lock Haven. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the late residence. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. ||Saltzman, Sarah Lenore (I1018)
||At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Living (I2303)
|| * From a newspaper clipping in the collection of Shirley Ann Stroup Van Dusen:|
HISTORY OF THE CRIME
About 12 M. on November 27, 1889, the residents of the usually quiet little Hamlet known as Karthaus, situated on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, in Clearfield County, PA were startled by the news that a young lady had been found murdered on the turnpike, about one half mile across the river in Centre County.
The information was given by James Marsteller, William Oswalt, and Jacob Beechdel, who had started from Snow Shoe that morning for Boak's hunting camp, located some miles from Karthaus, in Clearfield County, Pa. When these men came within one half mile of the Karthaus bridge they found the lifeless form of a young girl lying on her face in the middle of the road. They drove to Karthaus and gave the alarm. The citizens rushed to the place designated and were horrified to find the dead body to be that of Clara Price, aged a little over sixteen years, and the daughter of David Price, a well-to-do and respectable citizen of Karthaus.
An inquest was held by Esquire Rankin, and one bullet hole was found in her body, which produced instant death, another bullet had passed through the lower lobe of one of her ears, and another one had perforated a basket which she was carrying on her arm.
Clara Price had been staying at the home of Eugene Meeker, as company for his wife while he was attending his lumber job on Sandy.
On that fatal Wednesday morning Clara Price left Eugene Meeker's to visit her parents at Karthaus, taking with her a basket containing articles as presents to her family. Eugene Meeker's house is about three-quarters of a mile from the pike, which is reached by path. Clara Price took the path, and was seen along the pike near where the path came on the turnpike. She was seen and recognized by those living in the house along the road she traveled. The same persons saw Andrew's passing along the road but a short distance behind Clara Price.
Mrs. Watson, who lives in the last house on the road before you reach the river, and about one mile from the Karthaus bridge that spans the river at that place, saw Clara Price pass her house about half-past 9 o'clock a.m. of the morning the dead body was found, and a minute or two afterward she saw Alfred Andrews he was about fifteen yards behind Clara.
About half way between Mrs. Watson's and the river there is a sharp curve in the road, preventing further view of the road from Mrs. Watson's house and just beyond the curve going towards the river, is where the murder was committed and the dead body found. From Mrs. Watson's to the bridge there are woods on both sides of the pike until you get to the river. It is a lonely and weird place, and such a place as would be chosen for a villain to commit a horrible crime.
The description of the man following the girl along the road answered that of Andrew, who formerly resided at Karthaus, but at the time of the murder lived with his wife and child at Brisbin, Clearfield County, Pa. who, on the following Sunday after the tragedy, was arrested at his home and confined in the Centre County Jail at Bellefonte, Pa.
As no person saw Andrews commit the horrible deed, all the evidence at the trial was, of a necessity, circumstantial. Andrews was traced by the Commonwealth, from his home in Brisbin to within a few hundred feet of where the dead body was found, and at that spot foot-prints were discovered in the mud that exactly corresponded in size to the shoes Andrews wore on the ostensible trip to Karthaus. From where the body was found, the prisoner was traced through the woods to Moyer's lumber camp, some three-fourths of a mile from the place where the tragedy occurred, and from there back to his home in Brisbin, which he reached the next day after committing the assassination .
The tracks in the road showed there had been a tussle several feet from where the body was found, and after that the victim had run several rods back towards Watson's and fell dead in her tracks, with her face to the ground.
It was shown by expert evidence, who had made the proper tests, that the blood-stains found on Andrew's shoes were drops of human blood; and ex-Judge Orvis's theory was that blood fell on the shoes from Clara's private parts, which Dr. Nevling swore freshly lacerated, whilst the prisoner was making the assault. This theory Andrews in his confession denies, and states that the blood-stains on his shoes, if any, came from blood of a chicken which he killed the Saturday night before his arrest.
The trial lasted for six days, and was one of the most exciting trials that ever took place in the county of Centre. The prisoners attorneys, Messers Ed. Chambers and Col. Jack Spangler, contested every inch of legal ground on behalf of their client, and made two of the most eloquent appeals to the jury on behalf of Andrews that were ever heard in the Centre County Courthouse.
The commonwealth was represented by those two able lawyers, District-Attorney Myers and ex-Judge Orvis, the latter having a reputation of being a successful criminal lawyer without a peer in the State. His address to the jury, on that occasion, was a plain, unvarnished statement of a combination of facts, all pointing directly to the prisoner as the party who assassinated Clara Price. They were grouped together in such an ingenious and truthful manner difficulty in finding Alfred Andrews guilty of murder in the first degree, and Judge Hurst sentenced the prisoner, Andrews, to be hung until he was dead.
At this writing, Governor Beavor has not fixed the day of Andrew's execution, but it is presumed it will take place some time in April, 1890.
The county the prisoner was born in is somewhat celebrated in history, as being the locality where John Wesley was inspired to write that beautiful hymn, which commences:
"Lo! on a narrow neck of land
"Twixt two unbounded seas I stand,"
In addition to which there is a large pit, known as Gwenup Pit, which was originally the entrance to a large shaft of one of the prosperous tin-mines. This pit is now sacred to all Methodists, who on Whit-Monday of every year are drawn there from Cornwall and the adjacent county of Devon to hear sermons from some of the best of the best men in the county in commemoration of Methodism. The pit is circular, amphitheater in form, and the seating accommodation is hewn out of the sides, descending tier after tier. A few yards distant is a little chapel (Methodist) where hundreds of souls have been loved of God, and many sent to the uttermost parts of the world to preach His free salvation. Many preachers have come from this circuit, notable Rev. John McKenny, who has been in London for many years, and three brothers named Jenkins.
McKenny and Jenkins's having worked in the tin-mines in that neighborhood for several years. It was in Cornwall that John Wesley lived a week on blackberries, which fact is referred to in his journal, as also the pit incident.
It is but justice to state that Andrews denies that he attempted to commit a rape on Clara Price and then murdered her to conceal his crime.
ANDREW'S CONFESSION - Centre County Jail, Bellefonte, Pa., February 6, 1890
I, Alfred Andrews, make this a true and correct statement of my life, with the knowledge of the fate that is before me.
I was born in the year 1868, March 6, in the county of Cornwall, England, in the town of Ponsanooth; was fourteen months old when my mother died; was given charge of an old lady by the name of Johanna Prisk; remained with her until the age of about twelve or fourteen years. My father then took me in charge at the farm, and put me to school. Played truant, about one-half of the time. He caught me playing truant for which he gave me a complete thrashing, and I am sorry to say, it done me no good. He told me that if I would not attend school he would put me to breaking ballast, and which I was hoping that he would, for I was tired of school. I was then about fifteen years old. I went to a neighbor's farm and stole two wheels of a low-wheeled carriage. My intention was to build a bicycle. Father found out the theft I had committed, and chastised me for it, which done me no good. By the way, at this time I had a step-mother, and her I could not agree. It seems to me that she was always trying to bet me to run away from home. She threatened to poison me in the presence of my father, for which father struck her, and told me to go out and get the hired man to hitch up a rig and take her home to her folks, which I did, and the man came to the house, by which time they had trouble all settled, and that caused her to hate me worse than ever. My father done some butchering with his farming, and took care of the bones arising therefrom, storing them away. She sold them at different times and blamed me with the selling of them. At this time I was in possession of an old pistol and went to my neighbors', got to shooting at a mark, at which time I accidentally shot a girl with fine shot. In justice to myself, I must say this was purely an accident; no trouble arose from it. This made father much more strict with me. The following market-day father returned home, and had not succeeded in selling all of his meat, which on his return he put into the meathouse. The Sunday evening following, my step-mother came down and unbolted the door of the meat-house, and the dogs got in and destroyed the meat, and on Monday morning she called my father's attention to it. He got quite angry. At this time I was at the cow-stable, milking. Father cut the handle of the broom to beat me with. This was about seven o'clock Monday morning. Step-mother came running to the cow-stable, and says, "Run, he will kill you!" I left the bucket of milk set there and ran away; he followed me a distance of about a mile. I kept ahead of him, running down to Mrs. Prisk, in the village of Ponsanooth; went to her house and told her of the trouble, and she locked me in her house, and started to my home, a distance of three miles, asked of his treatment of me. He requested her to tell me to come back. She answered "No, never, unless you act differently towards him." I would not return home on account of being afraid of him. Mrs. Prisk asked me what I would like to work at. I stated that I would like to break stones or ballasts on the township road, to cause father to be ashamed of his treatment. While working I was staying with Mrs. Prisk; she treated me very kindly, her having promised my mother on her death-bed to care for me as long as I lived, and she desiring to fulfill her promise made to a dying mother. With all of this lady's kindness, I became more reckless, being under no restraint, doing as I pleased. During this time I done some petty thieving in broad daylight, stealing money and a jar of candy from a neighboring store, the keeper of the store being related in some way. Not being caught at this, I became bolder, went back to the same store, and took money; was caught behind the counter at the money-drawer; was not arrested but severely reprimanded by the townspeople. This done me no good.
At this time I commenced to drink; this brought me closer to the influence of bad men, who persuaded me to break into my grandmother's store, which I did in broad daylight; went behind the counter and stole one pound, being about five dollars, and put it in my mouth; was seen taking it by my grandmother. I ran out into the Street, the followed me, and pressed me to deliver up the stolen money. Still no arrest, and being so bad, I was ashamed of my doings in that town and concluded that I would run away.
One Friday, while Mrs. Prisk was at market, I broke into the house, having borrowed a hand-saw, breaking into her bureau to get the money which was in there, securing about seventeen pounds, or eighty-five dollars in American money. I took this money and went to the railroad station and bought a ticket, which is three hundred miles from the village of Ponsanooth, arriving at the great Paddington railroad station in London. On arriving there, I went down on Oxford Street, this being in the city. I then secured lodgings in a rather low-grade house, stopping there about two months, and squandering nearly all my stolen money in different parts of the city; so my pocket becoming empty, I was compelled to work. Seeing an advertisement in a window on Allburn Street, went in, made application for work, and was refused on account of having my hands in my pockets, telling me to get out of the place as quick as I could, as I did not want work. From there I went to a restaurant between Oxford and Allburn Streets; there I secured work as dish-washer. I worked there about three months; went from there to West Kensington, getting work there with a cab-driver.
From this place I went to work for a butcher. During all this time I never wrote home. While working for the butcher I stole two watches, one lady's and one gentlemen's watch, and stole, at the same time, about one pound of money, and escaped for Windsor Castle. While on my way there I took this watch, a lady's gold watch, to a pawn-shop. The initials of the lady was cut on the watch. While in the pawn-shop I asked what he would give me for the watch. He says "Leave the watch here and return in a few minutes. I done so. He asked me where I lived, and I told him below the Castle. While going down to the house I was arrested, and, this being my first arrest, the officer taking me to the pawn-shop; when getting there the officer asked the shopkeeper whether this was the man wanted; he identified me as the one. After being arrested I was asked where the other property was. This compelled me to give an account of myself.
Before being arrested I had formed acquaintance of a soldier, and being desirous of getting into the service as a drummer boy, he claimed that he was a recruiting officer. We both went out to the fair-grounds and got drunk, I giving him one of the stolen watches, and being closely questioned, I was compelled to tell what I had done with the watch. He then was arrested also; I was then taken to identify him. I claimed I could, and they took me from the lockup to Windsor Castle and called the roll of all the soldiers from the castle. They were there all sorts and sizes, possibly three or four thousand. I picked out a man, but he proved to be the wrong man. I was then told that I was mistaken in the person. I was then taken to the hospital; there I found a man in a different uniform. He had his head bandaged, having been in a fight. We were then both taken to the lockup. I was sentenced on the charge of stealing, for two months at hard labor, he receiving six months, and further received two months in the guard-house after serving his six months at hard labor. When my two months' sentence expired the authorities sent me home, an officer taking me home to the station and buying me a ticket for Penryu, this being within three miles of Ponsanooth, arriving there on Sunday. After what I had done I was ashamed to go to Mrs. Prisk, but went home and broke into my grandmother's house, her store being connected with the house. I ransacked the house and store, stealing about ten dollars in money, tobacco, and several pairs of stockings. Mrs. Prisk heard the noise, there only being an alley between my grandmother's house and Mrs. Prisk's. Not being satisfied, I broke into Mrs. Prisk's house; stole about three dollars from her. When I was going through the window she came downstairs, I making my escape. This was bout one o'clock at night.
I walked to Falmouth, it being a seaport town, seven miles from Ponsanooth; stayed there about one week. While there I was trying to join the "Ganges," it being a war-ship; got my papers, but could not go any further in this matter, not having my parents consent. I then concluded I would go home. In going home my folks heard of me coming, and grandmother sent a policeman to meet me; there being two roads we did not meet, each taking a different road. Mrs. Prisk me me on the road I had taken, asking when I had been at home last, thinking that I was the one doing the house-breaking. I told her that this was my first time being home since my going away. Not believing me, she examined my stockings; being a good detective, she got the bulge on me; she made me take them off, taking charge of having done so, but she had proof in her possession, knowing the kind of stockings stolen from grandmother, and finding one pair on my feet, she took me into her house.
By some means grandmother heard of my being at Mrs. Prisk's; she notified the officer, and directed him to go and examine my stockings. When he came and found none on
my feet; he took me to my grandmother; I denied again that I had done the stealing, claiming that this was the first time at home since the running away. Promising Mrs. Prisk that I would be a better boy, she took me in again, getting me a place to work at breaking ballast. For some time I was a better boy, and in coming home from work one day, I met father, he asking me what I was working at. I told him what I was doing. He asked me what kind of trade would I like to learn. I preferred the carpenter trade. He put me to work at it, paying all expenses. I received one shilling per week, remaining at trade one year.
During this time I still kept stealing money from Mrs. Prisk, buying a horn with the money, and joining a band. At this time the old lady and I had a fight, and I threw a table knife at her, striking her on the wrist, doing her some injury. I then caught her by the hair, pulling her on the floor, her crying for mercy, asking me not to hurt her, telling me that I would go to the gallows. I remarked that I did not care.
About this time I made up my mind to come to America, but she protested against my coming; and not having money enough of my own to come with, she, after my ill-treatment, furnished me with a ticket.
It was in August, 1885, when I started for America; went by train to Liverpool, took the ship "City of Chester" Inman line, and arrived at Castle Garden, New York, getting there on a Friday, and started same evening for Wilksbarre. Got on wrong train and landed in Altoona. I there got acquainted with an Irishman, going with him to Baker's mines, at or above the horseshoe bend, at which place I worked about one month, and then I formed acquaintance of a man by the name of J. Morris, of Cameron County, Pa., going with him to Cameron, and secured work at the mines; stayed there for two months, when the mines were shut down.
From there I came to Lock Haven; got work with R.D. Peck, liveryman; was with him from fall to spring, it being the winter of 1885 and '86. Was then taken sick, and then went to the Central Hotel of George Runyan's; was there two weeks. From there I went to West Keating, stopping there two days. From there I went to Keating, some thirteen miles from West Keating, going to work there for George Reed in and around about two months. From there I went to Beech Creek, was employed by the Hon. J.W. Murry, he being one of my own country men; was with him nearly three months. Went from there to Casteen and worked for John McCloud; his brother came from McKean County to buy a team; buying the one that I was driving, taking me with him to drive team; stayed with him about two months, it being cold weather. Leaving him, went to some farmer, I believe his name was A. Perry, working for my board; got well acquainted with the old people, they being great hunters, killing a great many foxes that winter, at least fifty of them. They had the fox skins hanging on the front porch. I was living with A. Perry; the skins belonged to J. Perry. I stole the entire lot one night, taking them into the woods, hiding them in a brush-pile. The next day I took them to Smithport, being the county-seat of McKean County. I went to a justice to provide for getting the bounty for scalps. He accused me of the stealing, and asked me to remain awhile, he going out. I concluded I had business elsewhere, and left without future delay, having carried the skins to town, leaving Mr. Perry to make the settlement.
From there I went to Olean, New York State, getting two baggage-cars; went to Salamanca; there formed acquaintance of several tramps; finally reached Pittsburg, Pa., worked there for the Natural Gas Company at McKee's Rocks; remained there some little time. Left Pittsburg for Lock Haven by freight; arrested at Johnstown for riding on an observation car; giving the policeman two dollars, he let me go, and advised me hot to get to Altoona on a coke car, reaching Lock Haven; there two nights with John McCloud.
From there I went to Karthaus; got acquainted with Tom Rupp, boarding with him; went to work for A.J. Spear, operator of mines. Not being used to working in mines, I asked him for work outside; he giving me a job under the dump, piking slate from coal in the cars. My orders were that when I founded any slate or dirt in coal, to report to the boss weighman and he would dock the miner mining this particular car of coal that might have slate and dirt in. I speak of this only to show why I gained the ill will of so many miners.
I went from dump to durn-house, there I was greasing cars; the brakeman and I had some trouble here I was removed from drum-house and put to prospecting for coal; worked at this awhile, and boss and I disagreed about wages. This was the beginning of the year 1887. Went from Karthaus to Snow Shoe, worked at Sugar Camp Mines; boarded with George Casher (bank No. 1). Returned to Karthaus; went to prospecting for coal for A.J. Spear; was then living in Zell's house at Karthaus.
About this time I broke into a box car and stole four pair of boots, six pair of shoes, one cheese, one barrel of salt meat, one box of coffee, one box of soap, one box of tobacco, twelves boxes of cigars, and three barrels of flour. Took the stolen goods and hid it in the ground. This, of course, created quite an excitement, and detectives were employed in the matter. The goods were not found.
|Andrews, Alfred (I3889)
|| from a scrapbook at the Linesville Historical Society:|
DEATH OF HARLEY CARNES
Harley G. Carnes, only child of Hulsey and Hattie Graham Carnes, was born in Linesville in 1885 and died April 10, 1935, aged 49 years. His father died when he was 15 years old and his early life was spent in this place and Erie. He went to Cedar Rapids in 1905 and in 1919 to Arlington, Iowa. In 1923 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Boelter. He owned two thriving businesses and was active in church work and civic affairs in his home town. His mother died in 1927. He is survived by his wife and cousins on his father's side.
|Carnes, Harley G. (I2797)
|| from the Washington Observer September 2, 1955:|
IN LOVING MEMORY OF IGNACE PREVOST
Igance Prevost, 79, of Burgettstown, RD 2, Cross Creek Township, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1955, at 6 am in his home, after a lingering illness.
He was born in Belgium Feb. 13, 1876, and had been a resident of the Burgettstown district for over 40 years.
Mr. Prevost was a retired coal miner.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Pawels Prevost; the following sons and a daughter: Emile, of Bowerstown, O.; Albert, of Burgettstown, RD 2; George of Rea, RD; Mrs. Juliette Largent of Linesville; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
PREVOST: Friends of Ignace Prevost, of Burgettstown, RD 2, who died Sept. 1, 1955, will be received at the Lee and Wilson Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2pm in charge of Rev. Convoy, pastor of Cross Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Burgettstown.
|Prevost, Ignace (I678)
|| KARTHAUS - Harry C. "Pint" Lyons, 55, of Karthaus, died Saturday, Oct. 25, during a 10-kilometer run for the Ebensburg Center.|
Mr. Lyons was about five minutes into the race, near the one-mile marker, when he had an apparent heart attack. He had started running in October 1981, and the Ebensubrg run was his 90th run.
Mr. Lyons was born in Lock Haven, Nov. 15, 1930, a son of Harry C. and Matilda (Smith) Lyons.
He was a member of the BPOE Lodge of Philipsburg; Citizen Hose Co. No. 5, Lock Haven; Castanea Fire Co. No. 1, Castanea; Central Pennsylvania District Volunteer Fire Association; and The National Crow Hunters Association, of which he was a past president.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce M. Rees of Karthaus; these children, Mrs. Roger (Cathy) Prowant of Williamsport, Glenda and Harriet Charlene, both of Lock Haven; these step-children, James King and Mrs. Gregg (DiAnne) Anderson, both of Frenchville, and Dale, David and Donald King, all at home; and these brothers and sisters, Francis Lyons of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Ray (Dorothy) Kreidler of Lock Haven, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Day, Ralph and Gordon, all of Lamar.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10a.m. at the Helt Funeral Home, Lock Haven, with the Rev. Jeffrey Laeger-Hagemeister officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall R.D.
|Lyons, Harry C. (I1145)
|| KARTHAUS - John H. Burfield, 73, of Karthaus, died Monday, Dec. 15, at (missing) 45 p.m. in Centre Community Hospital, State College.|
Born in Pottersdale on April 11, 1913, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Conaway) Burfield.
He is survived by his wife, the former Maude E. Lanager; these children, William of Karthaus, Mrs. Henry (Cheryl) Martell of Frenchville, Mrs. Thomas (Donna) Jozefick and Herbert, both of Snow Shoe, and Mrs. Judith Smeal of Williamsport; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five children.
Mr. Burfield had retired after 48 years as a foreman for the New York Central, Pennsylvania Central and Conrail railroads.
Services will be held at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Karthaus, Thursday, at 2p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Laeger-Hagemeister officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Karthaus.
|Burfield, John Henderson (I4736)
|| KARTHAUS - Mrs. Sarah H. Woodling, 79, of Karthaus, died Friday, June 1 at 5:20 p.m. at the Clearfield Hospital.|
Born March 21, 1900 in Armstrong County, she was the daughter of Charles and Anna Thomas Hoover.
Mrs. Woodling was a retired teacher and had taught in the Clearfield and Centre County schools.
She was a member of the Oak Hill Grange 717; Louisa Adams Chapter, DAR; the Lutheran Church Women and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Karthaus.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Latimier (Pearle) G. Reed, Ridge Manor, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul M. Woodling, her parents, a brother Charles Hoover and an infant daughter.
Services will be held from the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Karthaus, Monday, at 2p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Rundell officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
|Hoover, Sarah (I3975)
|| Leroy L. "Dutch" Wadsworth, 70, of Queens Run, Lock Haven RD 1, died at Lock Haven Hospital on Thursday (Jan. 21, 1993) at 3:40 a.m.|
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army from 1942 to 1944. In his earlier years, he worked for the Lock Haven Gas Co., the Suburban Water Co. and the Piper Aircraft Corp., formerly of Lock Haven. For 15 years he worked as a truck driven for Centre Concrete Co., retiring in 1977 due to disability. He was a Protestant.
Mr. Wadsworth was a member of the Sons of Italy of Lock Haven, the Lock Haven American Legion, the Forty and Eight Club of Lock Haven and the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company.
He was born in Queens Run on July 4, 1922, a son of the late Leonard C. and Nellie Bauman Wadsworth. On May 11, 1974, he married Gail Alexander, who survives in Queens Run.
Also surviving are four daughters: Sandee Williams of St. Augustine, Fla., Leah Loveland of Victorville, Calif., Audrey Lueck of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Rene, at home; three sons, Sherman of Adelanto, Calif., Ronald of Johnstown and David of Lock Haven; two brothers: Herbert of Lock Haven and William of McElhattan; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Helt Funeral Home, 109 W. Church St., Lock Haven, on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Sieg officiating. Burial will be at Dunnstown Cemetery with full military rights at graveside.
Friends will be received at funeral home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.
|Wadsworth, Leroy L. (I6725)
|| Martin "Polecat" A. Teats, 24, of Grassflat, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in Cooper Township, Grassflat, as the result of an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.|
He was born Dec. 17, 1972, in Philipsburg, a son of Melford G. and Norma J. Jackson Teats of Grassflat.
He was a 1991 graduate of West Branch High School.
He worked for Kephart Trucking Co. in Bigler. He was a Protestant.
He is survived by two sisters, Wanda Kritzer of Olanta and Wilma Teats of Grassflat; five brothers, Melvin, Mark and Matthew, all of Grassflat, Michael of Winburne, and Milton of rural Morrisdale.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Grassflat.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanse, with the Rev. Thomas Bruner officiating.
Burial will be in Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery, Grassflat.
|Teats, Martin Allen (I6191)
|| Melvin T. Stroup, TARBORO, NC:|
Services for Melvin T. Stroup, 67, of Tarboro, NC, who died Friday March 4, were held March 7 at the Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro. The Rev. James Rawls and the Rev. Bobby Grover officiated and interment was in Edgecombe Memorial Park.
Mr. Stroup, a receiving clerk at Long Manufacturing, was born March 20, 1920, in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Ada Stroup of Karthaus, who survived, and the late Ross Lesley Stroup.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Stroup is survived by his wife, Doris Hatahway Stroup, one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Pilgreen of Tarboro; a son , Marlin "Poss" Stroup of Tarboro; five grandchildren; and two brothers, William Stroup of Syracuse, NY and Dean Stroup of Apoaka, Fla.
|Stroup, Melvin Thomas (I165)
|| MOSHANNON - Walter Levi Hahn, 89, of Moshannon, died at Centre Community Hospital, State College, Monday, March 16, at 8:56 a.m.|
He was born June 30, 1898, in Burnside Township, Centre County, the son of Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (Forcey) Hahn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Verna Martin.
Survivors include three children, Ralph and Dorothy Catherman, both of Moshannon, and Mrs. Gerald (Rosafay) Llord of Ante Fort; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and these siblings, Luther Hahn of Moshannon, Gertrude Chemmina of Avis, Bertha Folger of Lock Haven and Lettia Hefright of Flemmington.
Services will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home Inc., Grassflat, at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Interment will take place in Askey Cemetery, Moshannon.
|Hahn, Walter Levi (I4019)
|| NIAGARA FALLS, NY: Carl A. Heichel, 64, of Niagara Falls, NY, and a former Clearfield area resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls.|
Born Aug. 6, 1921, in Karthaus, he was a son of the late Clyde and Lavina (Moore) Heichel.
Mr. Heichel was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Cadille Post No. 1664.
Mr. Heichel is survived by his wife, the former Lerose Kuhn of Niagara Falls; two sons, Dennis A. of Andalusia, Ala., and Thomas M. of Ransonville, NY; three daughters, Mrs. Guy (Laura) Cutohilla Jr. of Grand Isle, NY, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Gray of Ransonville, NY, and Mrs. John (Sandra) Miller of Niagara Falls; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Frieda Kelly, Mrs. Nina Reed and Mrs. Wilma Snowden, all of Clearfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Services will be held at the Leavy-Valigorsky Funeral Home, Clearfield, Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Raymond Fravel officiating. Interment will follow in Stoneville Cemetery, with military honors conducted at graveside.
|Heichel, Carl A. (I6668)
|| Raymond R. McGonigal, 80, of Karthaus, died at Mountain Laurel Nursing Center, Clearfield, on Sunday (Feb. 21, 1993) at 3:05 p.m.|
He was a coal miner at Teeter Coal Co., Pottersdale, until his retirement in 1977. He was a Protestant.
Born in Surveyor on Aug. 8, 1912, he was a son of the late Leroy and Annetta Holt McGonigal. Mr. McGonigal married Helen Rauch, who died on May 30, 1970.
He is survived by seven daughters: Patsy Narehood of Karthaus, Dorothy Teats of Keewaydin, Betty Heichel of Pottersdale, Emily Narehood of State College, Mary Teats of Winburne, Helen Glace of Clearfield and Nancy Lesko of Morrisdale; four sons: Robert, John and William, all of Karthaus, and Donald of Clearfield; three sisters: Aredas Lanager of Karthaus, Jean Troutman of Delaware and Grace Weaver of State College; four brothers: George of Lecontes Mills, James of Elmira, N.Y., Leonard of Pottersdale and Neal of Pine Glen; 31 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Johnson Funeral Home Inc., Grassflat, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Thomas Bailey officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, Karthaus RD.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
|McGonigal, Raymond Ross (I51)
|| Ted A. Myers, 63, of Conneautville, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his residence. |
Born Feb. 16, 1952, in Greenville, he was the son of Clarence and Clarice White Myers. He married Elaine Fuller Myers on July 21, 1973.
He had attended Linesville High School. Ted served our country in the US Navy. For 31 years, he worked as a polisher for Channellock Inc. in Meadville. He enjoyed breakfast at Ruth's family restaurant with the boys and hunting with his son Brian. He loved watching movies. Ted?s favorite saying was "lived, died, and was happy".
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years Elaine Myers; a son, Brian Myers of Conneautville; four brothers, Tim Myers, Tom Myers and his wife, Pauline, Tony Myers and his wife, Jan, all of Ohio, and Terry Myers and his wife, Rose, of Florida. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, JoAnne Myers.
Calling hours will be Monday 11 am until 1 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 US Highway 6, Linesville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Marshall Lillie, pastor of Conneaut Valley Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ted?s name to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa 16335.
Please share a condolence or memory of Ted for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com
|Myers, Ted A. (I72767)
||"Central Pennsylvania Marriages" by Charles A. Fisher, page 37 - marriage between James Rauch and Caroline Hartman, Hartley Two., dated June 3, 1841. The married was performed by Rev. J.P. Shindel who worked in Snyder and Union Counties 1835-1887. ||Family F1956
||1853, May 26: Henry D. Lowing of Conneaut, Crawford County, married April 21, 1853, Monroe, Ohio, Miss Nancy J. Pierce of Monroe. ||Family F6541
||At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Living (I47256)
||8 pounds, 11 ounces at birth ||Johnson, Abel Marlin (I72710)
||<cause of death: hypertensive artiosclerotic heart disease, enlargement, left bundle branch black, myocardial insufficiency, congestive ||Peterson, Leo Irvin (I38042)
||A Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, Vol. II, page 666:|
ELIAS A. JONES---There are few families which have not a predominating trait running through their genealogies, and the bright thread which may be distinctly traced through several generations of the Jones family of Salem township is patriotism. It can be stated of few American families,
east or west, that father and son fought shoulder to shoulder in support of the same cause; but the Civil war presented this grand example of partiotism in the persons of Willian H. Jones and Elias A. Jones (of this biography). E. A. Jones, grandfather, had the distinction of serving in the war of 1812, dying at the age of 88 years, his life not only full of years, but sanctified by good deeds and glorified by his thoroughly-tested love of country.
Elias A. Jones, of this special review, has proven his "staying" qualities as a patriot by the fine record which he has made since the Civil war as a farmer and a citizen of public spirit and useful action. He was born in Pymatuning township, Mercer County, November 27, 1843, a
son of William H. Jones, who was a native of Frederick, Virginia, born in 1820. At the age of sixteen he went to Portage, Ohio, and was there variously employed for about two years, going then to Clarksville, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company I, Second Pennsylvania Volunteer
Cavalry, served for three years, received an honorable discharge and was returned to Greenville, where he died April 16, 1908. By his marriage January 13, 1842, to Elizabeth Greenwood, of Brandywine, Delaware county,
were born besides Elias A., these children: Sarah Ann, who married T. A. McClellan, in Greenville, Pennsylvania, a painter; Melissa Jane, Mrs M.S. Beil, whose husband is a railway engineer, of Greenville; Mary R., wife of Charles Fisher, a barber of Warren, Ohio; Eliza Ellen, wife of William Miller, Crawford county, and Miles D. Jones, a resident of Crawford county, Pennsylvania.
Elias A. Jones attended school until he was eighteen years of age, and a year later enlisted under Captain Wood, of Greenville, Company G, One Hundred and Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Cold Harbor. He was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville and sent to Libby prison, Richmond, Virginia, and after his exchange returned to his regiment and was in all battles that the regiment was in until the surrender of Lee. May 31,
1865, Mr. Turner received his honorable discharge. After the war closed he returned to Greenville and soon afterward purchased the farm in Salem township on which he still resides and which, under his industry, skill and good taste has been molded into a most attractive and valuable
September 9, 1865, Elias A. Jones was married to Elizabeth E. Stevenson, daughter of Finely and Elizabeth R. (McGranahan) Stevenson, by whom were born three children: Emma A., widow of J.N. Limber, a resident of Sheakleyville, Mercer county; Viola J., wife of Allison Whittenburger,
also a farmer of Sandy Creek township; and William F. Jones, deceased. The mother died June 27, 1893, and Mr. Jones married February 15, 1894, Mrs. Almira J., widow of Francis M. McDowell, by whom he has had one child--Frances N., now the wife of C. D. Roberts, of Salem township.
Politically, Elias A. Jones is a Republican of no uncertain type. He has served as township collector and constable for several years and at present is school director and a justice of the peace. His religious connections are with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in every relation and crisis of life he has fully met the demands made upon his
energy, ability and good citizenship.
|Jones, Elias A. (I6985)
||The Express, Jersey Shore by Janna Bletz. May 9, 1996|
Tomorrow will be the 83rd Mother's Day, Gertrude Chiumenti celebrates. Mrs. Chiumenti, 103, was honored this week as the oldest mother at Leader Nursing Center, Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore Post Office and its Customer Advisory Council presented her with a floral arrangement and other gifts.
Born March 3, 1893, Mrs. Chiumenti is the widow of Harry Chiumenti, who died in 1940. Mrs. Chiumenti was 20 years old when she became a mother to the couples first daughter, Violet Chiumenti Riviello.
Together they had 6 children, Violet who now lives in New York; Essie Chiumenti of Avis, Anthony Chiumenti of Avis, the late Isabel Straub of Avis, Mary Jones of Lock Haven, and Verna Maughmer of Florida. There are 11 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Chiumenti farmed in Moshannon before Mr. Chiumenti got a job with the Pennsylvania Railroad. They relocated to Mapes. Through the years the family moved to Castanea, Harrisland and finally to Shaw Street, in Avis.
It's wonderful for her to be honored, said her daughter Mary. She recalled that her mother was always there for her children while they were young. Whether they were tending chickens on the farm, of playing in the snow, their mother was always there. "We had a lot of fun growing up. Mom would sled ride with us," Mary said. "She'd help us do anything we wanted to do. She'd let us do anything - as long as it was good. We had a nice mother and father. Maybe that's why we've all lived so long."
Mrs. Chiumenti is a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Jersey Shore, and is a past member of the Avis American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Alpine Star, Loch Haven.
|Hahn, Gertrude Emma (I4016)
||The Progress, Clearfield, Pa., Monday, April 15, 1974|
Ai B. Teats, 73, of Drifting, died Sunday at 8:30 a. m. at the Mountain Unit of Centre Community Hospital in State College. - Born at Pottersdale July 20, 1900, he was the son of Emanuel and Maude (Teats) Teats. - He was a retired employee of the Penn Central Railroad.
He was married to the former Freda Smith who survives with the following children: Ai B. Jr., Pottersdale; Esther, Osceola Mills; Melford, Grassflat; Gerald, Drifting; Graden and Mrs. Theodore (Lillian) Reiter, both of Karthaus; and William, at home. - Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and these brothers and sisters; Levi, Erie; Mrs. Harold (Twila) Ditty, Pottersdale; Harry, Lanse; and John, Jersey Shore. - He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Johnson Funeral Home, Grassflat, with the Rev, Homer Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Messiah Baptist Cemetery, Kylertown. - Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until time of services.
|Teats, Ai Bunton (I3697)
||The Progress, Clearfield, Pa., Tuesday, August 28, 1984|
DRIFTING - Services for Mrs. Freda A. Teats, 76, of Drifting, who died yesterday, Aug. 27, at Philipsburg State General Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Johnson Funeral Home Inc. Grassflat.
The Rev. Ronald E. Landis will officiate. Interment will be in Messiah Baptist Cemetery, Kylertown.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until time of services tomorrow at the funeral home.
Mrs. Teats was born Nov. 24, 1907, at Pottersdale, a daughter of Alfred and Josephine (Teats) Smythe. - She was married to Ai Teats, who preceded her in death as did her parents, two sons, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She is survived by five children: Mrs. Theodore (Lillian) Reiter, Karthaus; Mrs. Esther Teats, Osceola Mills; Melford Teats, Grassflat; William Teats, Winburne, and Gerald Teats, Drifting, and a stepson, Ai Teats Jr., Pottersdale; 30 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and these sisters and brother: Mrs. Cora Burgett, Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. Beulah Stephonic, Baltimore, Md., and Ardell McCully, Baltimore, Md.
|Smythe, Freda A. (I3797)
||The Star Beacon Sunday May 19, 2013:|
PIERPONT - Robert G. Braden, age 79, of Pierpont, Ohio, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Springboro, Pa., to the late Coral Braden and Ocie Knapp Braden. He married Ellen M. Jakob in 1956. She survives.
He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from Lake Erie Trucking. Robert loved tinkering in his garage and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He especially enjoyed spending time with the kids and teaching them.
In addition to his wife of over 56 years, he is survived by three daughters, Nancy J. (Benjamin) Thompson of Pierpont, Ohio, Betty J. Callahan of W. Springfield, Pa. and Kathy A. Braden of Pierpont, Ohio; two brothers, Arnold Young of Ashtabula, Ohio and Glen (June) Braden of Springboro, Pa.; a sister, Shirley (Bob) Phillips of Monroe Center, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leo Braden; and a son-in-law, James Callahan.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, May 20th, at WHITE-COOL FUNERAL HOME, 1405 Main St., Conneautville, Pa. 16406. A Graveside Service in Beaver Center Cemetery will follow Calling Hours.
Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com
|Braden, Robert G. (I73810)
||alternate birth information: death certificate shows 1836 as year of birth; tombstone shows 1840. ||Whiting, Sarah A. (I32991)
||alternate death date: tombstone shows date of death as august 23, 1921. That is actually her date of burial, according to her Pennsylvania death certificate. ||Whiting, Sarah A. (I32991)
||arteriosclerosis, cardiac decompensation ||Wertz, Catherine Dale (I77073)
||carcinoma of colon ||Graham, Myrtle Fern (I7375)
||carcinoma of rectum and sigmoid ||McDowell, Ethel Ann (I64740)
||cause of death listed on her death certificate: "Death not discovered until the morning of the 6th but from all appearances death took place about time she went to bed Jan 5, '10, probably from heart failure. I never saw patient while alive." Signed by H. Noble Crandall of West Springfield, Pa. ||Crain, Julia E. (I40342)
||cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, chronic nephritis, hypertension ||Voorhies, Calhoun Andrew (I67411)
||cause of death:/b> cerebral thrombosis, generalized arteriosclerosis ||Rood, Mary B. (I67888)
||cause of death:: metastatic breast cancer ||Loucks, Peggy (I36446)