Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


bullet Abbigail M. BURD died in 1945. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Burd, Miss Abbie M. aged 47 years, of Morgantown Road near Sycamore Tree, died in the Uniontown Hospital Saturday August 4,1945 at 10:08 P.M.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Markleysburg. Surviving are Mother Mrs Hannah J.Burd of Markleysburg: three sisters Mrs Mary Crawford of Dickerson Run; Mrs Nancy Kelley of Markleysburg; Mrs Etta Lytle of South Connellsville; Five brothers,Thomas of Markleysburg; David of Washington Pa. Austin of Farmington; Pvt Archie in Germany,and Seamon First Class Henry Burd in the Pacific.
Friends are being received in the  A.D. Ferguson Funeral Home, So. Morgantown Street Uniontown, where services will be held on Tuesday August 7,at 2 o'clock with Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery
Obit located Connellsville Courier
Oct 6,1945


bullet Allison BURD died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Allison Burd 23 years old, a Markleysburg resident,remained in a critical condition today,the victim of a self inflicted bullet wound.
The bullet from a savage rifle ripped through the youth's abdomen while he was sitting on the running board of his car at Markleysburg after an arguement with his 16 year old girl friend, Margaret Nicola of Markleysburg.
The couple had come to Uniontown on Sunday to visit Mr and Mrs Robert Collins of rear 84 Highland Ave. It was reported that they had a quarrel and that she refused to return home with him.
She made the return trip to Markleysburg with her brother-in-law and sister. Mr and Mrs Collins. While Burd followed in his own machine.
When they reached Merkleysburg, Burd took the rifle from his car and was sitting on the running board  a few yards from the other three when the gun discharged.
He was rushed to the uniontown Hospital where an emergency operation was performed. The bullet entered the abdomen and emerged at the hip.
Questioned by State Motor Police, Burd reportedly stated that he was attempting to remove the bullet from the gun when it exploded.
(Uniontown Herald - December 11,1939)


bullet Charles N. BURD died in 1942. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Charles N.Burd 59 of Charleroi,died at his home Monday morning at 10:15 o'clock following a lingering illness.
Mr Burd was a contract painter. He moved from Uniontown to Charleroi in 1915. He was born at Somerfield June 10,1882, a son of the late William and Anna Inks Bird.
Surviving are his widow Mrs Alice Rankin Burd; a daughter Mrs Earl Sargent at home; two brothers Harry and John Burd of Uniontown and  Miss Ella Burd of St.Louis. Mrs Burd is a daughter of Mrs Laura Rankin of 90 Pennsylvania Ave Uniontown and a sister of Mrs Bertha Rankin Wyatt of the same address.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lawrence B. Fry Funeral Home, Charleroi.
Obit located Uniontown Evening Standard
April 1,1942


bullet Ella BURD died in 1930. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. Ella Binns Burd , 45, wife of Paul E.Burd of 109 Broadway, Brownsville, died at her home at 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Death resulted from a leakage of the heart with which she had been suffering for the last six years.

A daughter of C. W. and Mary Jane Gregg, she was born in West Brownsville, March 23, 1885. She was schooled and reared in the Brownsvilles and except for residing in Morgantown for a time, she had lived there for the remaining years of her life.

Mrs. Burd. was one of the best known residents of the Brownsvilles. She was a member of the First M. E. church and the O. B. A. class of the church.

She leaves her husband, Paul K. Burd; three children, Fern. Ruth Ann and Paul Edgar, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gregg of Thornton; and three brothers and two sisters; Harry Gregg of Thornton; Aubrey Gregg of Brownsville; Flint Gregg of Beacon Hill, Brownsville; Mrs. Marie Vanderbilt of South Brownsville and Mrs. Jean Gelder of Thornton.

Funeral service will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the home in Brownsville in charge of the Rev. John W. Hall, pastor of the First M. E. church. Interment will be in Bridgeport cemetery. (The Charleroi Mail - 11-13-1930)


Thomas Jefferson BURD Stone  (1894-1976)

BURD, THOMAS JEFFERSON— Age 81 years of Flat Rock Rd., Markleysburg, died suddenly, Friday, January 9, 1976. He was the son of Hannah J. Robinson and Henry S. Burd. He was a World War I Veteran. Surviving is his wife, Hazel; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Nannie) Kelly, Markleysburg and Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Crawford, Connellsville; two brothers, Archie, Markleysburg, and Henry, Butler. Friends will be received in the James R. Williams Funeral Home, Markleysburg, after 7 p.m. this evening and until Monday at 2 p.m., the hour of service, Rev. Joseph Lewis assisted by Rev. Ivan Walker. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 10, 1976, page 16, column 6

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bullet Walter B. BURD died in 1943. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Word was received here today of the death of a Uniontown Soldier,one of four brothers in the service,who was drowned yesterday at Miami Beach Fl. where he was stationed with the Air Corps..
The victim was Master Sergent Walter B.Burd, son of Mr. and Mrs John Burd of 167 Connellsville St.
Sergent Burd had been connected as an instructor with a technical school squadron at Miami Beach for some time and would have been in the Army for nine years next Saturday.
No Details
No details of the tragety were received here, a telegram from his commanding officer merley saying that he had been drowned last night and asking for disposition of the body.
According to the direction of the parents,the body of Sgt Burd will be brought here for burial, to be taken to the Furgeson Funeral Home,where arrangements for the services will be announced later.
Surviving Sergent Burd are his parents and seven brothers and sisters,including Harry at Bowling Field Va, Herbert somewhere in a Tank division; Henry in California in Army Service; and Mary, Betty, Dorothy and James at home.
Sergent Burd was laid to rest in Sylvan Heights Cemetery Soldiers Section Uniontown Pa.
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Connellsville Courier
Feb 3,1943


bullet Jane W. BURDETT died in 1813. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED—At Connellsville, Fayette county, Pa. on Sunday the 27th ult. Mrs. Jane W. Burdett, daughter of John Heap Esq of Shippensburg, in the 28th year of her age. She sustained the character of an affectionate daughter, tender parent and sincere friend; her departure appeared to be blessed with hopes of an happy immortality.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jul. 8, 1813.


Shirley Bockes BURDETTE (1923-1994)

Shirley Burdette

   Shirley Bockes Burdette of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of Brownsville, died Aug. 22, 1994, at her home. In addition to her husband, H.A. ‘Dutch’ Burdette she is survived by sons, Fred E. Burdette of Muskegon, Mich., and Jack M. Burdette of Sparta, Tenn.; a daughter, Alana K. Rambo of Matthews, N.C.; a brother, Keith E. Bockes of Tampa, Fla,; a sister, Rosalie B. George of Carlisle, Pa.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., at Confer-Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 2, 1923
   Died—–August 22, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1994

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Walter BURDZEL (1910-1994)

Walter Burdzel

   Walter Burdzel, 83, of Waynesburg, R.D.1, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mary Anne Sethner. In addition to his daughter with whom he made his home, he is survived by two sons, Francis and Charles Burdzel, both of Heidelberg; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home, Rt. 188, Jefferson, Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 31, 1910
   Died—–January 12, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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bullet Jane Lynn BURFORD died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Obit
Mrs Jane Lynn Burford, aged 63, widow of Isaac Burford, died  at 6 o'clock Friday evening , May 10,1935, followinf an illness of complications in the home of her son,Luke Burford, National Pike West. Besides her son Luke she is survived by two other sons, George Burford in England; Isaac Burford, Pittsburgh; a sister , Mrs. J.B. Patterson, Aspinwall; and five brothers , Roy Logan, New York City; Alex , John and Arthur all of Pittsburgh and James Logan of Greensburg.
Funeral services  will be conducted  in the Luke Burford residence, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev, Andrew Robbins of Huntingdon, Pa. Burial will  be in the Park Place Cemetery


Winnie BURGEE ( -1938)

WINNIE BURGEE

   Mrs. Winnie Burgee, aged about 70, resident of Barton Row, died suddenly at 12:35 Monday afternoon, February 14, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. Although she had been in declining health for three months, her death proved a shock to the immediate family and her many friends in the community. Surviving are a daughter, Katherine, of Washington, Pa.; one son, Robert Tucker, of Uniontown, and a granddaughter, Mary Louise Thomas, of Washington, Pa. The body was removed to the Lantz funeral home. Funeral plans are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 15, 1938, page 2, column 2

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Anna Belle Addis BURGESS ( -1938)

ANNA B. BURGESS

Mrs. Anna Belle Addis Burgess, aged 33 , died at 12:05 Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr.& Mrs. W.B. Addis, Sr., 34 Winona Street. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters; Phyliss Ivedene Burgess and Ramona Anne Addis; one sister, Mrs. Mary Frances McCormick, of Leisenring No.1 and a brother, William B. Addis, Jr., Uniontown. The body was removed by J. Harry Johnston and Sons to the home of an aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Moore at Shady Grove, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Dr. T.W. Colhouer, pastor emeritus of Calvary Church, assisted by Rev. William Hamilton, Dunbar Methodist Church will be in charge. Burial in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 22, 1938, page 4, column 3

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bullet Jordan BURGESS died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

BURGESS—Of pneumonia, at Gen. Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 11th, 1861, Jordan Burgess of Co. B, 28th P.V.
His relations near Brownsville and Uniontown are requested to communicate their names and addresses to Capt G. W. Newmyer, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa.
Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 28, 1864.


bullet Mrs. Effie BURHANS died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Effie Burhans, wife of James T. Burhans, of Dunbar, died Saturday, November 28, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital, of complications.
She was born March 29, 1885, at Uniontown, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Florence Bernhardt.  Education in the Uniontown public schools she was graduated with the class of 1905 after which she taught for five years in the local schools.
Mrs. Burhans was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Uniontown and served as librarian in the Sunday school of that church for a number of years.  She was a member of Connellsville Chapter No. 247, of the Eastern Star and a member of the Culture Club, of Connellsville.
In June 1910, she was married to Mr. Burhans and the couple took up their residence at Los Angeles, Cal., remaining there until 1917 when they returned to Pennsylvania, establishing their home at Dunbar.  In that borough Mrs. Burhans was active in the affairs of the Presbyterian church as well as all community movements.
Besides her husband she is also survived by three children, Todd, Louise and Lewis Burhans, all at home, and the following brothers and sisters; Harry Bernhardt, of Pittsburgh; Edward Bernhardt, of Bridgeport, Ohio; Mrs. Tillie Bernhardt, of Uniontown, and Christeen Bernhardt, of Dunbar.
The body will lie in state at the Dunbar Presbyterian church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at which time funeral services will be conducted by Rev. L. R. Wylie.  Burial will be at Sylvan Heights, Uniontown.


bullet Joseph BURIAN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Joseph Burian, Sr., aged 81, died from complications at 4:40 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Hess, No. 71 Devan avenue, Uniontown.  He is survived by three sons, James of Calumet, Joseph of New Salem and Dr. Frank Burian of McVeigh, Ky., and five daughters; Mrs. Anna Berdych, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. J. R. McFadden, Uniontown; Mrs. Emma Dravik, New Salem; Mrs. R. M. Hess and Mrs. S. H. Mitchell of Uniontown.
Twenty grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hess home with the Rev. Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
(newspaper dated Nov. 30, 1934)


John Joseph BURICH, Sr. ( -2009)

John Joseph Burich, Sr.

John Joseph Burich, Sr., age 84, of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009, in his home. He was born in Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Barbara Popernack Burich. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Chekosky Burich; his three children: John Burich and his wife, Joyce, of Vermilion, Ohio, Mary Ann Kushner and her fiancé, Mel Lockett, of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., and Pauline Crumrine and her husband, Barry, of Eighty Four, Washington County, Pa. Also surviving are four grandchildren: John D. Kushner, Danielle Crumrine, Jennifer Caudell and Lynn Hudak; one great-granddaughter, Mia Elizabeth Caudell and two sisters: Elizabeth Hamburg, of LaValle, Wisconsin, and Catherine Gurick, of Greensboro, Pa. He was predeceased by four brothers: Joseph, George, Sam, and Steve Burich.

John was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corp in Panama. He worked for Duquesne Light Mine for 42 years and was then elected to serve as the United Mine Workers District 4 International Executive Board member, a position he held for four years. During this time, he also worked for the International Safety Division of the United Mine Workers in Washington, D.C. He spent 20 years working on the Safety Committee for Local Union 6310 and was proud of all of his service to the United Mine Workers of America. John served as the chairperson for the Miner's Memorial that was built at the Welcome Center off of I-79 in Garards Fort. He was a life member of the Greensboro VFW Post 6303, in Greensboro, and served as Post Commander for many years. Until his recent illness, he remained an active member of the VFW to ensure the Veterans would continue to have a place to gather. He was a member of the American Legion Post 400 in Carmichaels, the Knights of Columbus John F. Kennedy Council 3569 of Carmichaels, Moose Lodge 461 Waynesburg, Mon Center Board of Directors, Mon View Park Board of Directors and was a Democratic Committeeman for Monongahela Township, for over 25 years.

Throughout his life he enjoyed sports. He was an outstanding baseball pitcher for the Duquesne Light baseball team in the old Big 10 League. He coached Little League Baseball and was the president of the organization for several years. He was also Assistant Scout Master for the local Boy Scout Troop. He was a high school basketball referee for 15 years and bowled on the Greensboro VFW bowling team for 25 years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing. John was well known for his barbequed chicken. He loved preparing his special recipe for special events at his church for over 25 years, for the VFW and for family gatherings. For 18 years, he and his wife, Mary headed south to their Florida home. He loved being a "snow bird." John was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, in Greensboro, and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was the strength of his family and will be deeply missed by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., 15320, (724-966-5100) today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when a brief Prayer Service will be held, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, in Greensboro, Pa., with the Reverend Lawrence Holpp, as Celebrant. Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and VFW Post 3491, Carmichaels and VFW Post 6303, Greensboro at Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 6, 2009


John Burich Remembered As Man Of Dedication
By Josh Krysak, Herald-Standard

When family and friends remember John Joseph Burich Sr., the first thing they recall is his dedication. "He was always someone that tried to do things right and tried to make sure that things that needed done got done. He was dedicated," his son, John Burich, Jr. of Vermillion, Ohio, said Thursday regarding the death of his father, John Burich, Sr.

The 84-year-old died Wednesday at his home in Carmichaels. While the World War II veteran, local baseball hero and longtime coal miner and mine safety advocate was involved in a variety of programs and projects throughout his life, his son and daughters, along with coworkers, remembered him as someone committed to his family first. He worked for 42 years for Duquesne Light Mine, along with his four brothers, John Burich, Jr. said. He was a second-generation miner following in the footsteps of his father, and between the six men, the family logged more than 240 years in southwestern Pennsylvania mines, John Burich, Jr. said. "When he was at the mine, he was on the safety committee for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) over 20 years," John Burich, Jr. said. "He worked with the International Union in Washington, D.C., as deputy safety director and he was involved in mine rescues. He was elected from District 4 as an International Mine Safety Board member. Safety was a big part of his life."

Ed Yankovich, president of the local UMWA, said John Burich, Sr. was a committed miner and a man of the people. "John was a very good trade unionist and a good friend," Yankovich said Thursday afternoon. "He always did everything in the best interest of the members and always strove to do his best for working families."

John Burich, Jr. specifically remembered his father's doggedness regarding a miner's monument along Interstate 79. "People would talk and say that it was a good idea but no one did anything," Burich, Jr. said. "My father formed a committee and got it done." The Miners Memorial is now located at the Welcome Center on I-79 in Garards Fort. While mining was a major part in Burich's life, he also was an avid baseball player in the Big Ten league and was an accomplished pitcher. "He told me he didn't have a fastball. He said that all he threw was junk to make the ball move," John Burich, Jr. said. "I can remember when I was in my early teens and he was in his 40s. He played in the Big Ten old-timers game in Filbert and threw an inning or two, but when he came to bat, he hit a home run over the right-field fence."

Pauline Crumrine of Eighty Four said it was her father's unwavering support that helped her win a seat on the Greene County Board of Commissioners in the early 1990s. "He loved politics and always got involved in elections," Crumrine said. "He was a Democrat committeeman for many years. He was my biggest supporter when I ran for commissioner in Greene County." But Crumrine said it was his tireless love of helping others that is truly her father's legacy. "He was a real special person," Crumrine said. "It may seem minor to some people, but even after he retired from the coal mine and the International, so many of his friends were passing away and their wives and children would call and ask about their pensions and their rights. They still relied on my dad to make sure they were taken care of. It gave him a sense of purpose and pride."

That sense of purpose spilled over into all aspects of his life, John Burich, Jr. said. "What I most remember about my dad was his dedication to family, his immediate family, his church family, his community family, his family of veterans," John Burich, Jr. said. "When he joined something and became involved he was committed to the end."

In addition to his son and daughter, Crumrine, Burich is survived by his daughter Mary Ann Kushnar of Greensburg and his wife, Mary Chekosky Burich. The Lesako Funeral Home in Carmichaels is handling funeral arrangements for Burich.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, February 6, 2009

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Samuel P. BURICH ( -1995)

Samuel P. Burich

   Samuel P. Burich, 73, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, June 28, 1995, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Carmichaels, on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, June 29, 1995

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John BURIK ( -1934)

JOHN BURIK

   Knocked from the front end of a train of coal cars in the Penn- Pitt mine of the Warwick Coal company, John Burik, 23, single, of House 124, Greensboro, received such crushing injuries that he died three hours later in Uniontown hospital Tuesday morning. He was a councilor of Greensboro Lodge No. 569, Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Brief services will be conducted in the family residence at Penn-Pitt Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock followed by additional services in the Greensboro Baptist church in charge of Rev. Linley Shears. The Jr. O.U.A.M. ritual will be read. Burial in Monongahela cemetery at Greensboro.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 1, 1934, page 2, column 3


JOHN BURIK

   Knocked from his front end of a train of coal cars in the Penn- Pitt mine of the Warwick Coal Company, John Burik, 23, single of House 124, Greensboro, received such crushing injuries that he died three hours later in Uniontown hospital. Burik was on a “trip” which was proceeding along the main heading when a large piece of slate fell, striking him on the head and tumbling him off the car. In a flash the cars had pounded over him crushing his legs, pelvis bone and back. Workmen tenderly carried him to the surface and he was rushed to Uniontown. He died at 9:05. Burik is survived by his parents and one sister. He was councilor of Greensboro Lodge No. 569, Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Brief services will be conducted in the family residence at Penn Pitt, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock followed by additional services in the Greensboro Baptist church in charge of Rev. Linley Shears, The Jr. O. U. A. M. ritual will be read. Burial in Monongahela cemetery at Greensboro.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 1, 1934, page 8, column 1

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Alma J. BURKE (1923-2011)

Alma J. Burke
South Connellsville

Alma J. "Peep" Burke, 87, a lifelong resident of South Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Lawrence O. and Edna B. Orndorff Burke. Peep was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1941. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a payroll clerk for Anchor Hocking Glass in South Connellsville. She was a lifetime member of the Albright United Methodist Church in South Connellsville and its Ever Willing Gleaners Class. Peep will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family, her brother, Donald A. Burke, of South Connellsville; her sister, Carol Lynn and her husband, James, of South Connellsville; and several special nieces and nephews, all of which she helped to raise. In addition to her parents, Peep was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence "Jack" Burke; her sister, Doris June Laugherty; and her sister-in-law, Marian Louise Barcus Burke. It was Peep's wish that there be no viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, in the Albright United Methodist Church, 1626 S. Pittsburgh St., South Connellsville, PA 15425, with the Rev. Beverly M. Gross officiating. A fellowship meal will be served immediately follow in the church social hall. Private interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Albright United Methodist Church, in memory of Alma J. "Peep" Burke.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July, 2011

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Anna Marie Nehls BURKE ( -1972)

BURKE, ANNA MARIE NEHLS (GRANDMA)— Age 85 years of 113 Dixon Blvd., passed away at Uniontown Hospital at 9:56 a.m. Friday, June 23, 1972. She was born in Uniontown, the daughter of the late William and Wilhelmina Kopeck Nehls. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ralph Burke, on May 19, 1928. She is survived by these children: Mrs. Lucius (Minnie) Martin, Mrs. Thelma Shaw and James and Robert Burke, all of Uniontown; Earl Burke of Connellsville, William and Raymond Burke, both of Hopwood; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great- grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mason (Katie) McLaughlin; two brothers, Otto and Albert Nehls, both of Uniontown. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Elsie Glass and a brother William Nehls. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 2:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. G. C. Waldkoenig officiating. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 24, 1972, page 13, column 6

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Carey Lee BURKE (1951-1966)

CAREY LEE BURKE, of R.D. 2, Perryopolis, died in Allegheny Valley School of Retarded Children, Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 22, 1966 at 8 p.m. She was born in Charleroi, Pa. October 23, 1951. She is survived by her parents, John J. and Eleanor (Matway) Burke. She was a member of St. Johns R. C. Church, Perryopolis. Also surviving are her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Matway of Fisher Heights, Donora, Pa. and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Burke, Portsmouth Va. Friends are being received at the John W. Kallok Funeral Home, Perryopolis, until Tuesday when funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. in St. Johns R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. James Miller as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery under the direction of the James C. Stump Funeral Home, Belle Vernon.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, January 24, 1966

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Charlotte M. BURKE ( -1995)

Charlotte M. Burke

   Charlotte M. Burke, 61, of Alexandria, Va., and formerly of Nemacolin, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1995, at the Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va. Friends will be received at the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St., (Rt. 88) in Carmichaels on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Complete obituary to be published in Thursday’s paper.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1995

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Dennis BURKE (1945-2007)

   Dennis Burke died at home in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, June 9, 2007, after a 15-month battle with leukemia. Denny was courageous and upbeat throughout the course of his illness and was a hero to his friends and family. He was born in 1945 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he went to college. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1967, and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1975. He worked as a Corrosion Engineer for 40 years, first with Columbia Gas, then Henkels and McCoy, and then Harco Corporation. In 1983, Denny, together with several others, left Harco to found Corrpro Companies. Denny was a Senior Vice President at Corrpro and served on their Board of Directors. In 1991, he moved to Washington to become Corrpro's Northwest Regional Manager. He left Corrpro, in 1996, to form N. D. Burke Associates. He was actively involved in professional organizations and served on numerous technical committees. He was a mentor and friend to many in his chosen profession. Denny loved to play golf, to fish, to read, to travel, and to spend time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by Patsy, his wife of 40 years; son, Benn and his wife, Paula, and their children, Max and Finn, of Seattle, Washington; son, Justin and his wife, Rebecca, and their children, Micah and Bella, of Austin, Texas; his father, Robert Burke, Sr., his brother, Glenn Burke and his wife, Carrie, and sister, Jeanine Wrona and her husband, Tim, all of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Also surviving him are a niece and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Margaret Burke, and brother, Robert Burke, Jr. Local information provided by the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. A Memorial Service will be held in SAINT PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 71 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. Denny's Uniontown Family and Friends will walk in his memory in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in September. Remembrances may be made to support the efforts of his team. Information is available by calling 1-800-726-CURE extension 2886, or they can be mailed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 333 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219, Attn: Fayette Light the Night---Dennis Burke.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 17, 2007

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Edna B. BURKE (1902-1976)

MRS. EDNA BURKE

   Mrs. Edna B. "Dolly" Burke, 73, of 1408 Sycamore St., South Connellsville, died early today at Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born Nov. 25, 1902, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harland H. and Laura B. Wofe Orndorff. She lived most of her life in South Connellsville and was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church and its Lottie Bradley Sunday School Class. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence O. Jr. and Donald A., both of South Connellsville; two daughters, Miss Alma J. "Peep" Burke, at home, and Mrs. James (Carol) Lynn of South Connellsville; six grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and two brothers, Albert “Bert” Orndorff of South Connellsville and Judson C. Orndorff of Ohiopyle. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence O. Burke, in 1974; one daughter, Doris June Laugherty in 1941 and three brothers, Elwood, Orville and Lawrence and one sister, Lena.



   BURKE— Friends of Mrs. Edna B. “Dolly” Burke of 1408 Sycamore St., South Connellsville, who died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1976 will be received after 2p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., where funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. David Eversdyke officiating. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 30, 1976, page 3, columns 5 & 6

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bullet Emma R. BURKE died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Ill for many years, Mrs. Emma R. Burke, 75, died Tuesday morning at 6:30 in the Uniontown hospital.  She had been a patient there for the last two months.  She suffered complications.
Mrs. Burke was born May 8, 1862, in Freedom, Pa., was brought to Uniontown when a child and had lived here since.  In 1887 she was married to Ezra W. Burke who died in 1932.
Mrs. Burke was the daughter of Robert H. and Sarah Ann Snead.
One son, Edgar H. Burke, of 52 Areford street, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah McPherson, of Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. Walter J. Best of Youngstown, O., survive.
Mrs. Burke had been a life-long member of the Asbury M. E. church. Private funeral services will be held Thursday from the Ferguson Funeral Home.  The exact time has not been set.
(Herald - Apr. 6, 1937)


James L. BURKE (1945-2012)

James L. Burke
Scottdale

James L. Burke, 67, a longtime resident of Scottdale and prominent Connellsville Nationwide Insurance Agent, died peacefully Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born March 29, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Michael J. and Annabel Canose Burke, who died Jan. 21, 1989, and Sept. 22, 1957, respectively. Jim was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School with the class of 1963. Jim was a licensed insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance Co. doing business as Jim Burke, Nationwide Insurance Co. of Connellsville for 41 years. Jim was a Vietnam veteran serving during the Vietnam War in Germany with the Army. He was a member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles of Scottdale, Polish American Club of Everson, the Scottdale VFW Post No. 7781 and a member of the Connellsville Elks. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to his family and a true friend to many. Jim loved to cook for his family and friends for any occasion. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed the sport of golfing. Jim leaves his memories to be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Patricia A. Jezewski Burke, whom he married June 28, 1969; three loving children, James L. Burke Jr. and fiancée, JoAnn Davis, of Scottdale, Kristen A. Burke Felentzer and husband, Brian, of Scottdale, and Tara R. Burke Ohler and husband, Steve, of Scottdale; four adoring grandchildren, Alexis J. and Christian J. Ohler, Noah M. and Mason T. Felentzer; and a grandchild to be born on May 29th; sister and brothers, Lois M. Grabiak, of Scottdale, John "Jack" Burke, of Greensburg, Martin "Mickey" Burke and wife, Florence, of Scottdale, and Ronald M. Burke and wife, Patricia, of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, William Burke (Oct. 22, 2007). Jim's family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Parting prayers will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with his funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Scottdale, with his Pastor, the Rev. E. George Saletrik, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale, with full military honors accorded at the grave site by the Southmoreland Veterans Honor Guard. St. John’s Ministry of Consolation will conduct a service at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Jim's family suggests that memorials be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Jessie Marie Lauri BURKE (1923-2008)

   Jessie Marie (Lauri) Burke, 84, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in York Run, Fayette County, Pa., on November 14, 1923, the daughter of the late Peter Lauri and Assunta Jacobini Lauri. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond O. Burke, Sr., brothers, Ray, Fred, and Frank Lauri, and sister, Lena Echard. Jessie was a member of the Abundant Life Church, and the former owner of Burke Bus Lines. She is survived by her loving children: Karen Burke Bartlett and husband, Mark, of Lutherville, Md., Diane Burke Russell and husband, Jay, of Haw River, N.C., Marsha Burke McGill and husband, Bill, of Nashua, N.H., and Raymond O. Burke, Jr., and wife, Renee, of Uniontown, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, February 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 1, 2008, until 10:30 a.m., when a funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home, with Pastor Bonnie Hartley, officiating. The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will hold services at 3 p.m. today in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 29, 2008

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Joseph BURKE (1861-1900)

Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.

Joseph Burke

White, male, 39 years old
   Cause of death–Typhoid fever
   Born–1861, Indiana County, Pa.
   Died–March 10, 1900
   Buried–Park Place Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 22, line 678

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Mrs. Michael BURKE ( -1945)

Mrs. Michael Burke Is Taken By Death
Former Jefferson Street Resident

   Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Michael J. Burke, 73, of 1723½ Rosedale avenue, Youngstown, O., which occurred March 30, 1945. Mrs. Burke was a former resident of Jefferson street, this city. She was preceded in death by her husband 12 years ago. Surviving are two sons, David J. and Anthony, both of Uniontown, and eight daughters, Mrs. Margaret Huskins, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. Jasper Shaw, Mrs. M. A. Cummings, both of Uniontown; Mrs. L. H. Peters, Brewton, Ala.; Mrs. J. C. Watson, Mrs. Warren Major, Mrs. William Burke and Miss Agnes Burke, all of Youngstown. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, in St. Patrick’s R. C. church, Youngstown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 2, 1945, page 1, column 3

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Nellie Irene Fisher BURKE (1892-1956)

MRS. NELLIE BURKE

  SCOTTDALE— Mrs. Nellie Irene Fisher Burke, 64, of 16 South Broadway, died Sunday morning at her home after a prolonged illness. She was born in the Ligonier Valley Dec. 8, 1892, and was a resident of Scottdale for many years. She was a member of the Scottdale Church of Christ for the past 10 years. Surviving are a son, Clifford of Scottdale; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Barron of Youngwood, Miss Marjorie of Phoenix, Ariz., and Miss Laura, Mrs. Evelyn Kapr and Miss Mildred of Scottdale; two brothers, Delmar Fisher and William Fisher of Mount Pleasant; four sisters, Mrs. James Ott of Ridgely, W. Va., Miss Bessie of Uniontown, Mrs. Dora Bowman of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Arthur Queer of Ligonier, and five grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Ferguson funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Read officiating. Interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 9, 1956, page 2, column 6

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bullet Jacob BURKET died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA) May 2, 1934 (Wednesday)
At Perryopolis; Last Civil War Veteran
Jacob Burket, 89 years old, the last surviving Civil War Veteran of Perry township, died at 6:00 o'clock Tues- day evening at his hom at Perry- opolis following an illness of more than a year. Mr. Burket, born near Cumberland Valley, Somerset county, spent the greater portion of his life in Fayette county. He had been a resident of Perryopolis for 15 years. He served throughout the Civil Was as a mem- ber of Company G. ??th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He is sur- vived by his wife, Mrs. Hannah Burket, four daughters, Mrs Laura Joseph of Johnstown, Mrs. Ella Em- erick of Fairhope, Somerset county, Mrs. Clara Young of Belleville and Mrs. James Marshall of Perryopolis, R. D. 1 and three sons, William Burket of Sargus, Cal. Elmer Burket of Inglewood, Cal. and C. C. Burket of Brownsville. There are 26 grand- children and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late home. Interment will be made in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Rev. Carl E. Chapman pastor of the Perryopolis Methodist Episcopal Church, will offi- ciate.
(Note: death date Tuesday, May 1, 1934)


bullet Mrs. Hanna BURKETT died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(58)

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa
Monday, August 5, 1935. Page SIX.
Mrs Hanna Burkett
Dead at Perryopolis
Mrs. Hannah Burkett, 87 years old. widow of Jacob Burkett, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Marshall, at Perryopolis. She is survived by three sons and three daughters; Charles Burkett, Brownsville; Will- iam, Sargus, Cal.; Elmer, Eaglewood, Cal.; Mrs. Oscar Yong, Belleville, Mifflin county; Mrs. James Marshall, Perryopolis, and Mrs. Lenn Joseph, Johnstown. There is a brother, Cavid Smith, of Johnstown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Marshall home. Burial will be made in Flatwoods Cemetery.


bullet Mrs. Ruth Anna BURKETT died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

BURKETT, RUTH ANNA

Mrs. Ruth Anna BURKETT, 72 years old, died Saturday night at her home at Broad Ford.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence, with Rev. Ellis B. BURGESS, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, officiating.  Interment in Hill Grove cemetery.  Mrs. BURKETT who was widely known at Broad Ford and community is survived by the following children:  Israel, at home; Mrs. Richard HABERER of Morgan; Mrs. Ernest RAUPACH of Martin; Mrs. Michael O’BRIEN of Phillips, and Mrs. James COSSELL of Broad Ford; 32 grandchildren, including James BURKETT and Richard HABERER, in military services at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., and five great-grandchildren. 
Weekly Courier  Thurs. 4-25-1918


Jacob L. BURKEY (1865-1965)

BURKEY, JACOB L.— Age 100 years, formerly of Filbert, died Wednesday, September 22, 1965 in the Garland Nursing Home, New Brunswick, N. J. He was born on April 17, 1865 and was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline in 1933. He was the oldest member of the New Salem Presbyterian church and was a life member of the Jr. O.U.A.M., No. 45, Merrittstown. He is survived by one son, Lee D. Burkey of Brownsville and one daughter, Mrs. Grace A. Casserly of Highland Park, N. J.; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren’ twelve great-great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem after 2 p.m. today and until Saturday at 11 a.m. and in the New Salem Presbyterian Church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. John r. Morrow officiating. Interment will be in St. Luke’s Reformed Cemetery, Pleasant Unity.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 24, 1965, page 6, column 7

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Mary E. BURKEY (1916-2010)

Mary Elizabeth Burkey, 94, of Cape Carteret, N.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Crystal Bluff Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Morehead City, N.C. She was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Connellsville, to Charles E. and Adeline Turnbull Anderson. She was a member of Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith B. Ferguson and her husband, Jerry, of Cape Carteret, N.C.; sister, Eleanor Mae Ritz, of York, Pa.; grandchildren, Wendy Kay Sullivan and Scott Alan Ferguson; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Neil Sullivan and Anderson Blair Sullivan.

In addition to her parents, her brother, Franklin Anderson, preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery, La Grange, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Swansboro United Methodist Church, Swansboro, N.C., with Pastor Dr. Ed Gunter officiating. Access online obituary and internet condolences through brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. Arrangements are by BROOKS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY INC., Morehead City, N.C.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 27, 2010

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Mahalah BURKHART Stone  (1862-1933)

MRS. FRANK BURKHART

   Mrs. Frank Burkhart, aged 71 years, died Friday evening, February 3, 1933, at 7:15 o’clock, in her home at Farmington, where she was one of the oldest and until recent years a most active member of the Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Frank Burkhart, and one daughter, Mrs. John Sheering, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Laura Ferguson, of Uniontown; George W. Garbart, of Pittsburgh; David Garbart, Farmington, and Mrs. Ida Hansel, of Farmington. Funeral services will be solemnized Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the family residence in charge of Rev. James C. Clark pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, Uniontown. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery on the Elliottsville road.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, February 4, 1933, page 12, column 1

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Alfred A. BURKHOLDER ( -1969)

Countian Traffic
Victim

   Alfred A. Burkholder, 21, of Star Junction, died in an auto accident in Gary, Ind., where he had been employed. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Burkholder of Star Junction, three brothers, James Jr., Richard and Walter, at home, a sister, Bonnie, at home, and his paternal grandfather, Elmer Burkholder of Star Junction. He was a member of the Star Junction Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy with overseas service in the Pacific.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, June 25, 1969, page 1, column 7

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Clarence W. BURKHOLDER ( -1996)

Clarence Burkholder

   Clarence W. (Bud) Burkholder, 90, of Morganton, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, in Valdese General Hospital, Connelley Springs N.C. He is survived by three daughters, Betty Jarvis of Phoenix, Ariz.; Shirley Jarvis of Bloomington, Minn., and Sondra Kimberline of Morganton, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family. Friends will be received in the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, on Friday, Feb. 9, 1996, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996 from 10 to 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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Earl K. BURKHOLDER (1909-1968)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Earl K. Burkholder

Date of Birth

August 28, 1909

Date of Death

February 16, 1968

Date of Service

Monday, February 19, 1968

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Samuel Weible Rev.
Robert Blank

Place of Interment

Mill Run Baptist Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 8, 2003

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Emma BURKHOLDER (1884-1899)

Emma Burkholder

White, female, 15 years old
   Cause of death–Fever, sick 2 weeks
   Born–1884, Germany
   Died–July 14, 1899, Bryson Hill, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar
   Father–William Burkholder
   Mother–Minnie Augusta Whoolery Burkholder


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 21, line 384

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Georgia L. BURKHOLDER (1949-2010)

   Georgia L. Burkholder, 61, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away Monday, May 17, 2010 in Shady Side Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born January 25, 1949, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Ettore and Gladys Daughtery Pisano. Surviving are her husband, James E. Burkholder; a daughter, Sabrina Buterbaugh of Uniontown; two granddaughters: Alessandra "Ali" and Addison "Addie" Buterbaugh; four sisters and two brothers: Donna Pardee and husband, Ed of North Cambria, Pa., Betty Matlack and husband, Joseph of Avonmore, Pa., Ettore Pisano, Jr. and wife, Inga of Reston, Va., Jacky Pisano-Vogel and husband, Charles of Winchester, Va., Ronald Pisano and wife, Margaret of Uniontown and Bonnie Stramat and husband, Charles of Oliver, Pa. Georgia was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she and her sister, Jacky sang in the choir. She also sang with the Folk Trio Bitter Sweet. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday in the ST. PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul N. Frank officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 19, 2010

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Geraldine BURKHOLDER (1925-2005)

   Geraldine Burkholder, 80, of Star Junction, Pa., passed away Sunday, December 11, 2005. She was born August 27, 1925, in Tippicanoe, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Ethel McManus Boone. Geraldine was a member of the Star Junction Baptist Church. She is survived by her children: James Burkholder and wife, Georgia of Uniontown, Richard Burkholder and wife, Sue of Elizabeth and Bonnie Jankowski and husband, John of Culpepper, Va.; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild; four sisters: Jenny Wingrove and husband, Ralph of Perryopolis, Gladys Ganter and husband, Edward of Star Junction, Patty Boone and Dorothy Boone, both of Mount Pleasant. In addition to her parents, her first husband, Alfred Burkholder and her second husband, James Burkholder, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 1 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. James Pond, officiating. Interment will be in Bowman- Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt RD 1, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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Jennie Havner BURKHOLDER ( -1930)

MRS. JENNIE H. BURKHOLDER

   Mrs. Jennie Havner Burkholder, 60, died Friday, at 9:35 p.m. at the Burkholder home in Fairchance, of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her husband James Goldsboro and one daughter, Mrs. George Gordon, both of Fairchance. One brother, John Havner of Clairton; four sisters, Mrs. Harriet Swaney, and Miss Elia Havner, of Fairchance; Miss Grace Havner of Uniontown and Mrs. Lida Garret, Detroit, Mich., also survive, together with 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday in her late home at 2 o’clock followed by services in the Presbyterian church at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Morgan, the pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday Evening, January 18, 1930, page 2, column 7

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Linda L. BURKHOLDER ( - )

Linda L. Burkholder

   Linda L. Burkholder, 46, of White, died Friday in Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. Surviving are her husband, Domer W. Burkholder; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Kathy) Hauger of Acme and Melissa Burkholder, at home; five sons, Robert Burkholder of Normalville, Kevin, Keith, Kris and Domer Burkholder Jr. all at home; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jay (Carol) Boord of Connellsville; one half-sister, Mrs. Jess (Naomi) Burkholder of Connellsville; and one half-brother, Henry Brewer of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville until 11 a.m. today.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Mabel E. BURKHOLDER (1911-2004)

   Mabel E. Burkholder, 92, of Mill Run, Pa., died Sunday, January 11, 2004, at the residence of her son, Dale Burkholder, where she had been staying. She was born Nov. 8, 1911, Bruceton Mills, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jesse and Millie Maust Wolfe. Mabel was a resident of Mill Run, for most of her life. She was a graduate of the Connellsville High School. Mabel was a longtime member of the Mill Run United Methodist Church and its Tried and True Sunday School Class. She also had been in the Ladies Aid and Missionary Group. Mabel is survived by her loving sons, Dale Burkholder and his wife, Jean of Mill Run, and Robert Burkholder and his wife, Maxine of Champion; seven grandchildren, Michelle Miller and her husband, Randy of Normalville, Mark Burkholder and his wife, Wanda of Connellsville, Wendy Jo Leichliter and her husband, Lyndon of Champion, Lynn Miner and her husband, Chris and Richard Burkholder and his wife, Shelly, all of Mill Run, Robert Burkholder and wife, Terri and Jason Burkholder, all of Champion; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Teets of Beaver Falls; a brother, Robert Wolfe of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wilmer L. Burkholder in 1979; a son, Richard W. Burkholder in 1984; a brother, Alvin Wolfe; and two infant brothers.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 12, 2004

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Maxine BURKHOLDER (1949-2008)

Maxine Burkholder
Champion

Maxine Burkholder, 59, of Champion, died peacefully Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at her home with her loving family and friends by her side. She was born March 29, 1949, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Alpha "Patch" and Katherine Curaney Pritts. Maxine retired in 2006 as a member of Laborers Union Local No. 1058, where she worked for several different local, union contractors. She was a member of the Union since 1992. She attended the Mill Run United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Pritts; and an infant brother, Carl Pritts. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert J. "Pee Wee" Burkholder; two sons, Robert S. Burkholder and his wife, Terri, of Champion, and Jason Burkholder, of Champion; three grandchildren, Kylie Kern, Dylan and Dakota Burkholder; one stepgranddaughter, Stephanie Roberts; and her siblings, Velma Barkley and her husband, Thomas, of Akron, Ohio, Arlene Proctor, of Greensburg, Donald Pritts, of Champion, and Eileen Hoffman, of Florida. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Mill Run United Methodist Church, where additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Thomas Bonomo officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Mill Run United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Mill Run, PA 15464, in memory of Maxine Burkholder.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 9, 2008

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Richard W. BURKHOLDER (1941-1984)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Richard W. Burkholder

Date of Birth

November 8, 1941

Date of Death

June 18, 1984

Date of Service

Friday, June 22, 1984

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Robert Blank

Place of Interment

Normalville Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.


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Ruth H. BURKHOLDER ( -1987)

   Ruth H. Burkholder of Mill Run died Tuesday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Brooks of Connellsville, R.D. 2 (Pleasant Hill). She was born at Mill Run, daughter of the late Lawrence and Nettie Skinner Hawkins. She was a lifelong resident of Mill Run. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School in 1932. She had been employed at Kemp's Snack Bar at Normalville for many ears. She was a member of Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Mill Run, Mill Run United Methodist Church and its Tride and True Sunday School Class. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Blaine (Wanda) Brooks of Connellsville, R.D. 2; one son, Larry E. Burkholder of Mill Run; seven grandchildren; one great- grandchild; two brothers, Roy E. Hawkins of South Connellsville and Thomas J. of Mill Run, and two sisters, Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Dull and Mrs. Alverda Ohler, both of Mill Run. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl K. Burkholder on Feb. 16, 1968; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred M. Eberharter and Mrs. Mae Krepps, and a brother, Earnest Hawkins.


BURKHOLDER— Ruth H. Burkholder of Mill Run died Tuesday, June 23, 1987. Friends will be received at BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Blank officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 24, 1987

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Ryan M. BURKHOLDER, Jr. ( -2009)

   Ryan M. Burkholder, 26, of La Port, Texas, formerly of Perryopolis, Pa., and Belleville, Ill., passed away on March 25, 2009, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was preceded in death by his grandpap and grandma (Lewis) Mills, uncle, Wilson Dunlap, aunt, Susan Turner and cousin, Jessica Schaffer. Ryan is survived by his mother, Brenda Mills Burkholder, brother, Kyle, father, Ronald W., grandma, Monica all of Pennsylvania, and special friend, Erica Garcia of Crosby, Texas. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan served in the United States Army with CO B 15th MI BN at Fort Hood, Texas, and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ryan was also a Gift of Life Donor. Family and friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., on Friday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, from 11 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. followed by a Military Service. Military Rites and Honors will be accorded by VFW Gold Star, Post 7023 and American Legion, Post 752 of Perryopolis, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Susan J. BURKHOLDER (1951-2005)

Susan J. Burkholder
Connellsville

Susan J. Burkholder, 53, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1951, in Connellsville, a daughter of Monica J. Burkholder of South Connellsville. She was a graduate of Frazier High School and the Shenango Valley Business School. She was formerly employed at the Sharon Regional Health Center, Sharon. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Kelly and Stacey Turner, both of Sharpsville, and four brothers, Ronald Burkholder of Waymart, David Burkholder and his wife, Doris, of Dickerson Run, John Burkholder and his wife, Tammy, of Fairchance and Brian Burkholder and his friend, Bridgette Smith, of Uniontown. Family and friends will be received Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC. 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of the service in the funeral home with the Rev. Keith McIlwain officiating. Interment will be private. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 21, 2005

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Violet Ruth BURKHOLDER Stone  (1920-1987)

   Violet Ruth Burkholder, 66, of 2126 S. First St. South Connellsville, died Friday at Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born March 25, 1920 at White, a daughter of the late George and Lena Freiberg Keefer. She was a resident of South Connellsville for the last 15 years. Surviving are five sons, John and Larry Burkholder, both of Dickerson Run, Harold Burkholder of Kansas City, Mo., Domer Burkholder of White, and Kenneth Burkholder of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Lena David of Connellsville, 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Florence) Chearney and Mrs. John (Blanche) Chearney, both of Acme, Mrs. Myrtle Keefer of Latrobe, Mrs. Gladys Bartley of Connellsville and Mrs. (Earl) Marie Weimer of Warren, Ohio. She was predeceased by three sisters, Bessie Layman, Verna Richter and Velma Keefer; two brothers, Earl and Emory Keefer, and a half-brother, Samuel Keer.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 2, 1987

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Walter Burnell BURKHOLDER (1961-1980)

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday for two area men killed in a one-car accident which sheared the vehicle in half at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. According to State Police, Ronald Sasarak, 21, of Perryopolis R.D. 1, and Walter Burnell Burkholder, 28, of Star Junction, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Liberty St. in Perryopolis by deputy Fayette County coroner Elbert Lowther.

   Both men were passengers in a car driven by Wayne Robert Morris, 20 of Star Junction. Morris was treated and later released at Uniontown Hospital. Police reports indicate Morris was driving south on S. Liberty Street at a high rate of speed and shot through an intersection without stopping at a stop sign. Police said Morris failed to negotiate a curve in the road and drove the car off the berm, skidding 192 feet before striking a utility pole which sheared the vehicle in half. The front portion of the car continued to travel 148 feet after the impact, coming to rest in a field. Sasarak had been thrown clear of the wreckage but Burkholder was pinned inside. State police said they are continuing their investigation of the fatal crash.

   Mr. Sasarak was born Aug. 17, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of Andrew and Jean Sasarak, who survive. He was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Andrew Sasarak, on Nov. 6, 1975. Friends are being received today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church, with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski and the Rev. James D. Stregheski officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery. A wake service for Mr. Sasarak will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.

   Mr. Burkholder was born April 4, 1961, in Uniontown, a son of James E. and Geraldine Boone Burkholder, who survive. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, James of Smock R.D. and Richard of Elizabeth, and one sister, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Jankowski of Culpepper, Va. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred, in June of 1969. Friends are being received today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis where services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. C. Howard McCloy officiating. Interment will be in Flatwood Cemetery, Vanderbilt R.D.1.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, Monday, January 21, 1980

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Wilmer L. BURKHOLDER (1913-1979)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Wilmer L. Burkholder

Date of Birth

April 24, 1913

Date of Death

June 30, 1979

Date of Service

Wednesday, July 4, 1979

Service held from

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.,

Officiating

Rev. Robert Blank

Place of Interment

Normalville Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.


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John BURKUS (1926-1994)

John Burkus, Duraloy retiree

   John Burkus, 68, of 307 North Broadway, Scottdale, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, at Frick Hospital Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born Sept. 5, 1926, in West Pike Run Township (Daisytown), Washington County, a son of the late Michael and Priscilla Sabo Burkus. He was a Catholic by faith. He was a retired grinder for Duraloy Blaw-Knox Inc. of Scottdale, with 15 years service. He was also a former employee of the American Machine Foundry as a mechanic for 15 years and a former steelworker for J7L Steel Aliquippa. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Navy and attaining the rank of seaman first class USN ISA. He was the recipient of the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Surviving are his wife, Ann M. Hardik Burkus, with whom he celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary Feb. 20, 1994; a daughter, Susan Burkus of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, John M. Burkus of Mount Pleasant and Michael Burkus of Connellsville; four grandchildren; one brother, Steve Burkus of Ambridge; and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Betty) Buck of Bridgewater and Mrs. Richard (Priscilla) Heffron of Michigan. He was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Alex Burkus.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1994

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bullet Nevada Elizabeth BURLEIGH died in 1920. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BURLEIGH, NEVADA ELIZABETH (MITCHELL)
Mrs. T. A. BURLEIGH, aged 22, wife of the Bell Telephone company’s wire chief at Connellsville, died Monday afternoon at her home there.  Prior to her marriage, she was Miss Nevada Elizabeth MITCHELL, of Fairchance, and is survived by her husband, one son, Clifford, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chad MITCHELL, of Fairchance, and by one brother, Samuel MITCHELL, and five sister, Mrs. Jeff WILSON, Marie, Lou, Virginia, and Muriel MITCHELL, all of Fairchance.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Connellsville.  Funeral arrangements have not been made. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 3-30-1920


bullet Andrew BURLESS died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(59)

ANDREW BURLESS
Andrew Burless, aged 57, an employee of the Thompson mines for 27 years and a well-known resident of that vicinity, died, suddenly Monday, October 4, 1937, after a two days illness of a complication of diseases.
Surving is the widow, Mrs. Mary B. Burless, and the following children: Mrs. Mary Barlow, West Brownsville; Mrs. Anna Barlow, West Brownsville; Filbert: John, of Bobtown; Mrs. Elizabeth Balinovic, Washington, D.C.; Andrew Jr. of Thompson No. 1; Mrs. Christina Suss, Cardale: Mrs. Rose Kish, Thompson No. 1: Mrs. Katherine Moncheck, Thompson: Margaret, Joseph, Martin and Dorothy, all at home. One brother, Joseph, of Allison and 18 grandchildren also survive.
Brief funeral rites will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home in House 49, Thompson No. 1, followed by additional services in the Republic R.C. church. Rev. Fr. A.J. Halok will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Andrew 'Grandpa' BURLESSPhoto  ( -1969)

BURLESS, ANDREW— Age 60 years, of Republic, died suddenly Monday, March 10, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was predeceased by his wife, Stella Burless on August 3, 1964; his father, Andrew Burless in 1937; his mother, Mary Burless in 1945; and two sisters, Elizabeth Balanovic in 1958 and Rose Kish in 1953. Surviving are three sons, Andrew Vincent, Robert, and Jerome, all of Cleveland; four grandchildren; three brothers, John of Bobtown, Joseph of Willoughby, Ohio, and Martin of St. Petersburg Fla.; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Barlow of Dearborne, Mich., Mrs. Anna Barlow and Mrs. Christine Susa, both of Filbert, Mrs. Katherine Montcavich of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Peg Balanovic of Beltsville, Md., and Mrs. Dorothy Bowlen of Seabrook, Mrs. He was a member of the church of the Madonna, Cardale. Friends will be received in the Joseph E. Flack Funeral Home, Legion St., Republic after 6 p.m. Wednesday, and until 8:30 a.m. Friday, when a prayer service will be held, followed by Requiem High Mass at the Church of the Madonna, Cardale with the Rev. Fr. A. L. Zwolinski as celebrant. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 11, 1969

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bullet Benjamin H. BURNETT died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Lee Burnett, of 153 Grant street, received word, Friday morning, of the death of his brother, Benjamin H. Burnett in the government hospital at Aspinwall at nine o'clock, Friday morning. Burnett, a world war veteran, had been a patient at the hospital for the past seven weeks. He was gassed overseas.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Genius - May 3, 1935)


John W. BURNETTE (1916-1995)

Obituary is typed as published. Mr. Burnette is referred to as Mr. Langley in content.

John W. Burnette

   John W. (Bill) Burnette, 79, of Nemacolin, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. He was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Carmichaels, Pa., son of the late John M. Burnette and Emma Ethel Wright Burnette. Mr. Burnette is survived by his wife, Dorothy Montgomery Burnette whom he married on Aug. 16, 1969; and several nieces and nephews. He was a retired coal miner from the Buckeye Coal Company at Nemacolin with 43 1/2 years of service. Mr. Langley was a former assistant fire chief for the Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years; and he was chief of the department for 2 years. He was a member of UMWA Local 6290, a member of Greene County Citizens Club, Nemacolin, Pa., a past member of King Coal Little League and the boy scouts. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Parker Burnette; and three sisters, Alma Nichols and Marie and Sarah Burnette. Friends will be received in the PAUL M. LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, Carmichaels, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Jefferson, Pa. The Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department will have a memorial service at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, January 26, 1995

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bullet Newton BURNETTE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

A stroke at 12:45 o'clock Monday afternoon resulted in the instant death of Newton Burnette, 74, in the dining room of the Home hotel, Carmichaels, which he had operated for many years.
Born and reared in Carmichaels, the deceased had spent the last 18 winters in St. Petersburg, Fla., and had been planning to leave the latter part of this month for the South.
He was widely known through his management of the hotel and because of his active interest in sports.
Mr. Burnette, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Burnette, had been a lifelong member of Carmichaels Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lou Adamson Burnette, and the following daughters, Mrs. George Robinson, Carmichaels; Mrs. Arthur McCormick, Nemacolin; Mrs. Harry Finley, Pittsburgh.  Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held in the family home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. J. C. Trench of Prosperity, assisted by Rev. J. S. Miller, pastor of the Carmichaels Presbyterian church.  Burial will be in Carmichaels cemetery.
(Herald - Oct. 12, 1937)


bullet Belle B. H. BURNS died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Belle Boyd Hunt Burns, 75, widow of John Thomas Burns, died at 9:05 o'clock Thursday night, April 25, 1935, in the home of a niece, Mrs. Lola Patterson, 49 Jefferson street.  Although bedfast for more than a year death was attributed to pneumonia.  The greater part of her life was spent as a resident of Greensburg and Pittsburgh, the last two years were spent in Uniontown.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emily Foster, the following brothers and sisters having preceded her in death:  Daniel and Thompson Hunt, of Uniontown; Mrs. Anna L. Foster; Mrs. Donna Harrison and Hep Hunt, of Pittsburgh.  A son also preceded her in death.
The body has been removed to Johnston's mortuary chapel, 65 North Gallatin avenue, where it may be viewed by friends and relatives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - April 26, 1935)


bullet Catherine Ann BURNS died in 1941. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

Mrs. Catherine Ann (BAILEY) BURNS, 91 years old, widow of the late Patrick BURNS, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night (Dec. 14, 1941) at her home in Brookvale. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret and Esther, both at home, and a son Dennis BURNS of Uniontown. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with a prayer at the home at 8:30 o'clock followed by a solemn requiem high Mass at 9 o'clock at Immaculate Conception Church with the pastor Rev. Henry GEIBEL celebrant. Burial will be made in the old St. Joseph Cemetery.
Source: Connellsville Daily Courier, Dec. 15, 1941, page 2:


bullet Donna Butler BURNS died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BURNS, DONNA B.
MISS DONNA BUTLER BURNS died on Wednesday at her home at Brownsville of pneumonia. 
Courier   Thurs.    11-28-1918


Edward J. BURNS ( -1996)

Edward J. Burns

   Edward J. Burns, 75, of Acme, R.D. 1, died Monday, April 8, 1996, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was former assistant manager of Connellsville Sportswear and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force. He was past Exalted Ruler of BPO Elks No. 868, was a bartender at Rainbow Gardens, Mount Pleasant, and was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. He was predeceased by his parents, James R. Burns Sr. and Elizabeth R. Butler Burns; and by James R. Burns Jr., Lawrence F. Burns and E. Regina Burns. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Florence L. Marcinko Burns; a son, Patrick A. Burns; a daughter Anita O’Brien; six grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Burns and Robert Burns; and a sister, Kathryn Soscinski. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GALONE- CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Visitation Roman Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. BPOE No. 868 will conduct services in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, with full military rites.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 10, 1996

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Francis J. BURNS, Sr. ( -1972)

BURNS, FRANCIS J. (SR)—Age 68 years of 38 Stewart Ave., Uniontown, died Tuesday, August 15, 1972, in the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. At 1 p.m. He was a retired employee with forty five years’ service of the Combustion Engineering Co. of Monongahela, Pa. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Balsinger Burns; the following children, Mrs. Fred (Patricia) Garrow of Greensburg, James E. Burns and Francis J. Burns, Jr. both of Uniontown, John R. Burns of Clinton, Md., Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Harrer of Upper Darby, Pa. and Mrs. Frank (Monica) Iannamico of Greensburg; sixteen grandchildren; sisters, Miss Anna Marie Burns and Miss Marie Burns both of Muse, Pa., Mrs. George (Betty) Jonas of Monongahela, Mrs. Orlando (Irene) Rubus of Muse, Pa. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen in 1935 and four brothers, James, John, Joseph and Bernard. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 108 W. Main St. this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be intoned in St. John’s R. C. Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18, with Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider as celebrant. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Wake services will be held Thursday evening at 8.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 16, 1972, page 33, column 8

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bullet Infant BURNS died in 1896. His (or her) obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Burns of Lawn avenue, died Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 1896, of diphtheritic croup, aged one year.  Funeral Monday at 10 a.m.
(Standard News - Oct 12, 1896)



bullet J.E. BURNS died in 1904. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

J.E. (John Edward) BURNS the young man who was killed at the Mahoning Mine yesterday had a large circle of friends at Dunbar, who were pained to learn of his untimely death. The funeral services will be conducted Monday morning.
Source Connellsville Daily Courier, Nov. 26, 1904


bullet James J. BURNS died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

James J. BURNS, 61 years old, died at 7:15 o'clock Wednesday evening (Sept. 26, 1934) at his home at Brookvale from a complication of ailments. He had been bedfast for 3 months. Mr. Burns was a Frick veteran. He was retired last July on a pension. He had been employed by the H.C.Frick Coke Company for 28 years, being mine foreman for the greater part of the time. His work was at Trotter and Lemont. Mr. Burns was born in Ireland and came to Trotter when he was 17 years old. His father, Patrick BURNS is dead. Besides his mother, Mrs. CATHERINE BAILEY BURNS of Brookvale he is survived by a brother Dennis of Lemont, and three sisters, Mrs. ANNA BRADLEY of Tarentum, and Margaret and Esther at home. The funeral will be held from the late residence Saturday at 8:30 o'clock. Solemn requiem high Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church of which he was a member, at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in old St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Source: Connellsville Daily Courier, Sept. 27, 1934, page 1:


Lenn R. BURNSPhotoPhoto  ( -1958)

Four Dead In Powder Plant
Explosion at Mt. Braddock
Entire Area
Is Shaken
By Blast

   A terrific explosion rocked the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock late this morning and it is believed that four men were killed. Listed as dead were: Leonard McGee, of Morrell; John Holup, High St., Dunbar. Two other employes of the plant were reported missing after the blast: Lenn R. Burns, of 386 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown; Robert Trimbath, of Dunbar. At least three other men were injured in the explosion. Taken to Uniontown Hospital were John Morris, of Uniontown, R.D. 1, with lacerations of the eyes, and Dave Caffey, of Footedale, suffering from shock. Neither was believed in serious condition. A third man walked from the plant shortly after the blast with a small bandage on his forehead, after apparently having received first aid treatment. W. C. Crosby, manager of the plant, said that the blast occurred at 10:30 a.m. in the gelatin pack house. The building, approximately 30 by 30 feet in size, was destroyed but there was no widespread fire. Mr. Crosby said that the cause of the explosion was undetermined. Several other small buildings at the plants – they are scattered at some distance from each other for safety purposed – were damaged. The earth-shaking roar of the explosion was heard for miles. It shook houses in Uniontown, and was heard as far away as Edenborn and Brownsville. Windows in houses and buildings at Mount Braddock were smashed, including at least one incident at the nearby Eureka Fire Brick Works. Windows were broken in Connellsville, some five miles away. A mass of smoke rose into the sky after the building collapsed in the blast. Observers in Uniontown and Hopwood reported seeing it spiraling into the air from the explosion scene. Within minutes after the explosion a huge crowd converged on the scene. Roads leading into Mount Braddock were almost blocked by cars and thousands stood outside the plant. Pressed close to the heavy wire gate at the entrance – the gate was kept closed – were wives and other relatives of workers at the plant. They stood outside waiting form some word as to friends and loved ones, and at intervals asked at the gate questions like, “Do you know if so-and-so was there?” or “My son works in the plant – have you heard…..?” Plant officials gave no official notification of the dead and missing until all details could be learned, and until after the families of those killed could be told of the tragedy. Several workers left the plant shortly after the explosion occurred. Some were visibly shaken – one of them, Sam Lafisca, clapsed his baby in his arms as the infant was handed to him. The man who had the bandage on his forehead was led from the plant by a son. He mumbled only, “The jelly pack house went up.” Uniontown Fire Chief J. A. Matheny, who is the county fire marshal, set up a radio- equipped “disaster headquarters” in his car outside the plant gate. Fire departments from all over the county called to see if help was needed. The Uniontown firemen’s ambulance arrived at 11:10 to take the injured to the hospital. Deputy Coroner Todd Burhans, of Dunbar, drove into the plant at 1l:40. State Police reinforcements were rushed to the scene to unsnarl traffic and aid in controlling the crowed outside the gate. Sheriff J. H. Echard also was there, and Jess Vicini, regional director of the United Construction Workers (the union to which Liberty workers belonged) went to the plant. Liberty Powder is a division of Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp. The plant manufactures dynamite.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 21, 1958, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 6, column 2


Explosion Cause Sought
Investigation is
Made At Liberty
Powder Plant

   Investigation continued today into the cause of yesterday morning’s terrific explosion at the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock, killing four workers. Dead are: Lenn R. Burns, 42, of 386 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown; Robert W. Trimbath, 49, of Morrell; Leonard E. McGee, 38, of Morrell, John (Jack) Holub, 34, of High St., Dunbar. Three other workers were injured and received treatment in the emergency room of Uniontown Hospital. They were identified as John Morris, 41, of Uniontown R. D. 1, laceration of the forehead; Dave Gaffey, 27, of Footedale, shock, and Steve Bertovich, 23, of Smock, laceration of the forehead. W. C. Crobsy of Uniontown, manager of the plant, said operations will be closed indefinitely, until a complete investigation into the explosion is made. The four men were killed at 10:30 yesterday morning when an estimated 2,000 pounds of dynamite powder blew up in the gelation pack house, a frame building approximately 30 by 30 feet in size. Mr. Crosby said it has not been definitely established where the men were working when the blast went off, but that 100 men were on that particular shift, one of three at the plant. Safely regulations require that only four men be assigned to the pack house at one time. Mr. Burns had been employed there for the past seven years, and leaves his widow and two children. Mr. Trimbath had worked at the plant for 2 ½ years and leaves his widow and five children, and formerly worked in the mines, as did Leonard McGee, his brother-in-law. Mr. McGee, an ex-infantryman, had served three years and seven months overseas, seeing action in the African Campaign and Normandy invasion. He had worked at the plant for three years and is survived by his widow. The couple had no children. The Fourth victim, John Holub, was a Navy veteran and one of the most decorated servicemen in this area. He served in both the Pacific and European theaters during World War II, and is survived by his widow and a son. He had worked at the plant for nearly eight years. Debris from the blast was scattered about a wide area and a huge hole was left in the ground at the site where the building once stood. Mr. Crosby said cause of the explosion had not been determined. Although it could not be confirmed, it was believed Holub and McGee were inside the building cartridging dynamite when the blast occurred, and that Trimbath and Burns were just outside. At least three buildings near the blast scene were damaged, but Mr. Crosby indicated this morning, that over all damage to the plant in general was not great. There was no widespread fire after the explosion but numerous fire companies in the area stood by at their stations in case aid was needed. Uniontown firemen’s ambulance transported the victims to the hospital and County Fire Marshal J. A. Matheny, Uniontown fire chief, was at the scene to establish radio contact with other fire departments. Investigations of the incident was being carried out by plant officials, The Central Intelligence Agency, State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Fayette County coroner. Buildings near the blast scene, including several houses and a school, had windows shattered and plaster knocked from walls and ceilings. The shock from the blast shook homes as far away as Point Marion and Edenborn, and was felt plainly in Uniontown, Connellsville, Hopwood and other localities in the immediate area. Rescue workers were able to find little trace of the victims. A West Penn Power Co. crew was on hand immediately following the blast to cut downed wires and inactivate live wires. Hundreds of curious persons, relatives of the employes inside the plant’s gates and passing motorists cluttered the scene following the blast. State Police were sent to the scene to control the situation. Names of the dead were not released until 1 p.m., after the next of kin had been notified. First reports had said only two were killed. Later, two others were listed as missing. Streams of motorists flocked to the scene in darkness last night to see what they could view of the blast scene.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 22, 1958, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 8, column 4


Final Rites Set
For Blast Victims

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow and Friday for yesterday’s four victims of the tragic explosion at the Liberty Powder plant at Mount Braddock. The Burhans Funeral Home in Dunbar will have charge of services for the three victims from that area – Robert Trimbath of Merrell, Leonard McGee, also of Merrell, and John Holub of High St., Dunbar. Funeral services for Lenn R. Burns of 326 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, will be handled by the Victor A. DeCarla Funeral Home here and will be held Friday morning. Services for Mr. Holub will be held tomorrow, while services for Mr. McGee and Mr. Trimhath will be held simultaneously Friday afternoon.

   Friends of Mr. Burns will be received in the DeCarla Funeral Home after 8 o’clock tonight and held 3:15 Friday morning when short prayer services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Rev. Nicholas J. Thomas ad celebrant. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Mr. Burns is survived by his widow, Rose DeFrank Burns; two children, Ruth Ann, 12, and Lenn Jr., 8; his step-mother, Mrs. Irene Burns, of White Deer; four brothers, George, of North Umberland, Clayton, of Sunbury; Kenneth, of Williamsport, and Ben, of Lewisburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Snyder and Mrs. Charles Griffith, both of Lewisburg. Mr. Burns was born at Winfield and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the First Army and was still in the active reserves. He had been a resident of Uniontown for 13 year and served at president of Whyel PTA.

   Surviving Robert Trimbath are his widow, the former Marjorie Donaldson, and five children; Richard, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Angela Crocetti, Dunbar; Judith, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Edmund, 9, at home. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Trimbath of Morrell; and two sisters, Mrs. Jen McGee – wife of victim Leonard McGee – and Mrs. Kenneth King of Connellsville. He was a member of the trinity Lutheran Church at Connellsville.

   Leonard McGee, formerly of Little Summit, is survived by his widow, the former Jean Trimbath; and brothers Albert, Uniontown, and James, Youngstown, Ohio. His parents are deceased. Mr. McGee was a World War II veteran and also a member of the Connellsville Trinity Lutheran Church.

   John Holub, formerly of Smock, is survived by his widow, the former Mary Minerd, and a son, Robert, 12. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holub, of Uniontown; and two sisters, Mrs. James Sisley, Ambridge, and Mrs. Berwyn David, Fairchance. He was a World War II veteran, member of the First Baptist Church, Dunbar. Services for Mr. McGee and Mr. Trimbath will be held simultaneously at 2 p.m. Friday in the trinity Lutheran Church at Connellsville, the Rev. H. W. Pfeifer officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Services for Mr. Holub will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burhans Funeral Home, the Rev. Homer H. Roese officiating. Burial will be in the New Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 22, 1958, page 1, column 5,
continued to page 8, column 2

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bullet Margaret Catherine BURNS died in 1944. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

Miss Margaret Catherine BURNS of Brookvale died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning (Jan 9, 1944) at her home of complications after an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of this community, she was the daughter of the late Patrick F. and Catherine Ann BAILEY BURNS, and is survived by one brother Dennis BURNS of Uniontown and one sister, Miss Esther BURNS at home.The funeral mass will be held Wednesday morning at Immaculate Conception Church in charge of Rev. Father Henry Geibel, pastor. interment will be made in old St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Source: Connellsville Daily Courier, Jan 10, 1944


bullet Patrick BURNS died in 1916. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

(Contains errors)
Patrick BURNS, 69 years old, died yesterday evening (Aug. 4, 1916) at his home in Lemont. The body was prepared for burial by Funeral Director J.L. STADER. Service will be from the Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, interment being in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mr. BURNS leaves three brothers, James, Dennis, and Thomas of Joliet, Illinois. (Error: found to be one brother, Thomas of Joliet, IL, and 2 sons James and Dennis at home.) And four sisters, Mrs. James BRADLEY, Mrs. Thomas KELLY, and Misses Margaret and Esther. (Error: found to be one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Anne) Kelly of County Kildare Ireland, and 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Anne) BRADLEY, and Misses Margaret and Esther BURNS). The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock, a special street car leaving Lemont at 8:30.
Source: Connellsville Daily Courier, Aug. 5, 1916


Betty J. BURNSWORTH (1936-1995)

Betty Burnsworth

   Betty J. Burnsworth, 59, of Daugherty Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1995, in the Medical Center, Beaver. She was born on June 3, 1936, in Melcroft, a daughter of Ethel B. Smith Anderson of Melcroft and the late Jay Anderson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 43 years, Charles W. Burnsworth; three sons and daughters-in-law, James K. and Beth A. Burnsworth of Beaver Falls, Robert B. and Mary Beth Burnsworth of New Brighton and Kevin R. and Julie Burnsworth of Beaver Falls; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce A. and Ron Howell of Aliquippa; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson; four brothers, Edward Anderson of Melcroft, William and Robert Anderson of Greensburg and David Anderson of Acme; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Jay Smith of Youngstown, Ohio, Nettie and Harry Ruff of Acme, Linda and Robert McMillan of Champion and Judy and Ron Charlston of Pittsburgh. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry ‘Butch’ Anderson. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL’S NEW BRIGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Penn Ave., where a service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don Blinn Jr. of the Zion United Methodist Church of Rochester. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Cancer Society, 260 Connecticut Ave., Rochester, Pa. 15074.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, August 16, 1995

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bullet Clifford BURNSWORTH died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

The funeral service for Clifford Burnsworth who was fatally injured when his airplane crashed at Bettis Field, McKeesport will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Brownfield Methodist Episcopal Church.  Daily Courier, Thurs, Sept 1, 1927, page 6


Dorothy M. BURNSWORTH (1917-1994)

Dorothy Burnsworth

   Dorothy M. Burnsworth, 77, of Connellsville R.D. 2 died Thursday in her home. Surviving are one son, John Ritenour of Stafford, Va.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Homer Bigam of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Ralph Bigam of Connellsville R.D. 2. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville until 1 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–September 12, 1917
   Died—–November 10, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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Jacob BURNSWORTH ( -1937)

JACOB BURNSWORTH

   Stricken with a heart attack while at work on the farm of his son, Jacob Burnsworth, an Ohiopyle Borough councilman, died before assistance could be summoned, at noon Friday, May 7, 1937. Mr. Burnsworth dropped over while with his son Clyde, the owner of the farm. Clyde rushed the victim to the house but before aid could be obtained he died. The deceased had been a lifelong resident of the Stewart township district, and for the last 10 years had served his community as councilman. Mr. Burnsworth was also a former employee of the Western Maryland Railroad retiring 10 years ago due to ill health. He had been employed as foreman for that company. In addition to his son Clyde, two other sons, Thomas and Emanuel, both of Ohiopyle, and a daughter, Mrs. Ray Burnsworth, also of Ohiopyle, survive. Funeral services are not complete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 8, 1937, page 11, column 1

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Thomas Z. BURNWORTH ( -1967)

T. Z. Burnworth

   Thomas Z. Burnworth, 72, of Confluence, R.D. 2, died Saturday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Surviving are a son, Clyde of Confluence, R.D.; two daughters, Mrs. Leah Kamp and Mrs. Irene Hostetler of Confluence , R.D.; a step-son, 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister, Mrs. Russell Silbaugh of Confluence, R.D. He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Melissa Show Burnworth, and a son, Glenn. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Humbert Funeral home, Confluence, with the Rev. John R. Hickson officiating. Interment will be made in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 7, 1895
   Died—–October, 1967


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1967

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Otto BURRELL ( -1867)

  TERRIFIC EXPLOSION ON THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD— A terrible locomotive explosion occurred near Littleton, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, about 35 miles from Wheeling, on Thursday afternoon, by which three men, Otto Burrell, George Artis and R. Johnson, were almost instantly killed. The locomotive or engine was attached to the western bound lightning express freight train, and was ascending the grade near Littleton when the explosion occurred. The three men were on the engine, Burrell being the supervisor of trains, Artis engineer, and Johnson fireman, and were killed instantly. The locomotive was thrown completely over. The body of Artis was blown forward and to one side about a hundred yards. He was still living when approached, but expired in a few minutes. Mr. Burrell was blown backward, alighting not far from the rear of the train. The conductor saw him fall, and says he came down directly on his head. He was dead when picked up. Mr. Johnson was blown directly over the bank, some twenty-five or thirty feet, and was instantly killed. Every stitch of clothing was torn from his person, and was found, some of it hanging on the telegraph wires and the rest of it in the tree tops. The tender was torn to pieces, and the car next to it was turned over. The rest of the train was uninjured. Nothing is known of the cause of the explosion. Wheeling Register


The Petersburg Index, Petersburg, VA, Wednesday, March 27, 1867

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Gwendolyn BURRIE ( -1974)

BURRIE DEATH

   Gwendolyn Burrie, 76, Chalk Hill, a former music supervisor in the Uniontown elementary schools, died yesterday in her home. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Born in South Union Twp., Miss Burrie served as music supervisor in the elementary schools of both Uniontown and Wellsburg, W. Va., and as a substitute in the Dunbar Twp. Schools and in Wharton Twp. (Uniontown Area School District). She was a graduate of Indiana State University and the Music Dept. of Findlay College, and was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Assn. She was also a member of Great Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; Daughters of 1812, Albert Gallatin Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists; Tanacharison Chapter; College Club; Shakespeare Club, and the Central Christian Church, and the Bethany Sunday School Class of which she was secretary. Surviving are two sisters, Stella V. Burrie and Femia Burrie, both of Chalk Hill.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 2, 1974, page 44, column 1


BURRIE, GWENDOLYN— The family is receiving friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., today until 1 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Normal E. Hunt and Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopwood cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 4, 1974, page 19, column 6

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Infant BURT ( -1924)

BURT INFANT

Funeral services for Infant Burt, child of Mr. & Mrs. Colbert Burt of Revere., will held Monday afternoon from the late home. Internment - Park Place Cemetery, this city.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 25, 1924, page 13, column 5

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Carole M. BURTON (1940-1996)

Carole M. Burton

   Carole M. Burton, 56, of 252 E. 4th St., Chillicothe, Ohio, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at the University Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio, after a two month illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1940 in Coal Center, Pa., the daughter of the late D. Ellis and Dorthea E. Porter Cottom. She and her husband, William T. Burton of 252 E. 4th St., Chillicothe, Ohio, were married Aug. 18, 1995. In addition to her husband, she is survived by several stepchildren; four step- grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John E. and Carol Cottom of Connellsville; three nieces; a nephew and a special friend, Kathy Earley of Frankfort, Ohio. She was a member of the Owensdale United Methodist Church of Owensdale, Pa. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the WARE FUNERAL HOME, 121 W. Second St., Chillicothe, Ohio, with Pastor Carl Bodie officiating. Interment will be in Little Mound Cemetery. Visitation is being held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 16, 1996

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Catherine BURTON (1813-1897)

  Tippecanoe, October 12, 1897— Mrs. Catherine Burton, relict of William Burton deceased, died at the home of her son in-law, Andrew Murphy, on Saturday, October 10, 1897. The deceased was a daughter of James Wolf and born 13 September 1813, and was consequently 84 years and 16 days old at the time of her death. About 1834 she was united in marriage with William Burton and to this union were born seven children, Thomas, Mrs. Nancy J. Murphy, David and wife, Jane Kimmel Burton, of this county and William M., Jacob and John of North Dakota. Mrs. Burton has been a great sufferer for a long time and yet she bore it all with Christian fortitude, never complained but always saying "it's alright." The deceased was for many years an active member of Belleview M. P. Society. Her best monument of a noble mother is the family of children she leaves behind. All of whom will rise up and call her blessed. She lived well and is no doubt reaping the reward of the faithful. The funeral occurred Monday, October 11. Services were conducted by Rev. L. S. Negley of the Presbyterian Church. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 12, 1897

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bullet James BURTON died in 1870. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Burton-May 18, at his brother-in-law, E. D. Greirson in North Union, James Burton, in the 69th year of his age. He was for may years Post Master at Granisville, Md.
The Genius of Liberty, June 2, 1870


bullet John BURTON died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(60)

JOHN BURTON died of Bright's Disease at his home in Washington Township, Feb 19 1896.  He was born in Yorkshire, England, June 17 1817, and when he was one year old, his parents, THOMAS and JANE MASON BURTON emigrated to America.  They first located in Wincheser VA, but in 1828, moved to Fayette County (balance of obit not on copy).
Genius of Liberty (Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA) on March 5 1896


John S. BURTON (1957-1996)

John S. Burton

   John S. (Hard Tack) Burton, 39, of Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, formerly of Connellsville, died July 5, 1996, in Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 27, 1957, in Connellsville, a son of the late Stanley Woods and Ethel Haith Burton. He was a Protestant by faith. He was employed as a cook at the LaMont Restaurant in Mt. Washington. He is survived by three sisters, Linda Burton of Connellsville, Betty McCargo of Newport News, Va., and Patricia Burton of North Carolina; three brothers, James Burton of New Hampshire, Ronald Burton of Connellsville and William Burton of Washington, D.C,; beloved companion Elaine Wallace of Mt. Washington; two nieces, Deidre Burton and Erika Burton, both of Connellsville; three nephews, James and Justin Burton, both of New Hampshire, and Bryan Burton of Newport News, Va.; and a half-sister, Melvenna Woods of Homewood. Friends will be received Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side, Connellsville, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Amos officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July, 1996

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Ralph BURTON ( -1920)

RALPH BURTON

   Ralph Burton, aged one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burton, of Railroad Avenue, Dunbar, died at the home of his parents Friday morning, July 23, 1920, at 11 o'clock. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Burton home Sunday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. Bolton and Rev. Minerd officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 24, 1920

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Sheree Lyn Barnett BURVILLE (1956-1995)

Sheree Lyn Barnett Burville

   Friends will be received in the James D. Barnett Funeral Home, 196 West Main St., Uniontown, today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Dr. John K. Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 20, 1956
   Died—–October 15, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Donald E. BURWELL ( -1996)

Donald E. Burwell

   Donald E. Burwell, 61, of Highland Heights, Ohio, formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996, in Meridia Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Sue; two daughters, Penny Raischel and Donna Longrich; two sons, Wayne and Brian Burwell; ten grandchildren; his mother, Audrey Burwell; two brothers, Tom and Dennis; and one sister, Shirley Norris. Friends will be received in the Brickman & Sons Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave., Euclid, Ohio, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, February 21, 1996

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bullet Rachel BURWELL died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Rachel Burwell, 43, wife of James E. Burwell, died at her home at Helen, Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock, following an illness of a week from heart trouble.  She has been a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Uppermiddletown and for years was a teacher in the church Sunday school.
She is survived in addition to her husband by four children:  Odessa, Ellsworth, Bernard and Wayne. Mrs. Burwell was born September 30th, 1891, a daughter of Sarah and George D. Riggin of Vances Mills.  She is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. Ansell of Owensdale; her father, George D. Riggin and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Carrie Riggar, Mrs. Margaret Dean of Flatwoods; Mrs. Emma Jordan of Uniontown; George, Russell and William of Uniontown, and Martin, John and Walter of Vances Mills.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home with burial in the Uppermiddletown cemetery.
(Standard - October 24, 1934)


Walter W. BURZAWA (1927-1996)

Walter W. Burzawa

   Walter W. Burzawa, 69, of Norvelt, Mount Pleasant R.D. 1, died Friday, April 12, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janine Drieux Burzawa, a son, Jeffrey Burzawa of Greensburg, and a sister, Stella Burzawa of Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 31, 1927
   Died—–April 12, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, April 14, 1996

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bullet Anthony BUSCH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Anthony Busch, victim of an automobile accident over the weekend, will be held at the home in Shamrock Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be in the St. Procopius R. C. cemetery, New Salem. Pallbearers will be John Pinchok, Walter Kubic, Joseph Delio, Robert Yanic, Michael Kaydo and John Zakutny.


James BUSH ( -1911)

   Following an operation for an abscess of the stomach, James Bush aged seven years, eight months and six days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lunnen Bush, died Friday at his late home at Wheeler. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday at 10 a. m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 8, 1911, page 2, column 5

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bullet William BUSH died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for William Bush, 55, of Masontown, who died early yesterday afternoon of an heart attack while being cross-examined on the witness stand at the courthouse, were held at the Bush home at noon today with additional services at 12:30 o'clock in the Tree of Life synagog, Pennsylvania avenue, Uniontown.  Interment in the Holy Society cemetery at Hopwood.
For many years Mr. Bush was one of Masontown's leading furniture dealers, and a well known and highly respected citizen.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Bush; three sons, Samuel, Benjamin, and Hymie, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Opall.
Mr. Bush had appeared in court as the prosecutor in a case against Louis and Benjamin Franklin.
(Standard - September 16, 1932)


Kara M. Bynum BUSTER ( -1995)

Kara M. Buster

   Kara M. (Bynum) Buster, 28, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Edenborn, Pa., died Monday, March 27, 1995, in Los Angeles. Surviving are her mother and father, the Rev. Edward Bynum and Karen Bynum; and nine brothers and sisters, Wayne Bynum, Gregory Bynum, Tammy Bynum Turner, Todd Bynum, Shelly Bynum Morris, Edward Guy Bynum, Leah Bynum, Shannon Bynum and Jamie Bynum, all of Los Angeles, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of the Harrison and Ross Mortuary. Interment in Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Florence Marguerite Gordon BUTCHER (1902-1995)

Florence M. Butcher

   Florence Marguerite Gordon Butcher, 92, of Fairchance, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1995, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born May 7, 1902, in Fairchance, Pa., daughter of the late Isaac B. and Anna L. Gordon. Surviving are two sons, Grant G. Lee, with whom she made her home and Robert W. Lee; a daughter, Mary C. Saunders; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Butcher was a graduate of Fairchance High School and West Virginia State College. She was a lifelong member of the Free Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, George W. Butcher; and by three sisters, Ola Gordon Thompson, Ethel Gordon Mitchell and Mary Gordon Batch. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. James B. Jobes officiating. Interment in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, February 2, 1995

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bullet Mary BUTCHKO died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mary Butchko, aged 10, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Butchko, of Smock, at 7 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 1931, of complications.
In addition to her parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Helen Lessick, of Grindstone; Raymond, Anna, Catherine and Paul, all at home.
Short services will be held at the home this morning followed by additional services at 9 a.m. in the Smock Catholic church in charge of the pastor, Rev A. C. Biegger.  Burial will be in a cemetery at Star Junction.


Cyrus H. BUTE ( -1863)

DIED

   At the residence of his father, Col Wash. G. Bute, near Ottowa, Laselle County, Illinois, January 25th, Cyrus H. Bute, of disease of the Lungs, contracted while in the army. The deceased was a native of Fayette County, Pa., and was a young man possessed of many good qualities, and as much future promise. He enlisted under the last call for volunteers in Co. D, 101th Illinois Regiment. He left Ottowa on the __ of September last, and went to Louisville, Ky., thence to Hartsville, Tennessee, where, after severe engagement they were taken prisoners by the rebel Morgan. He was paroled and sent to Columbus, Ohio, where he remained until about the first of January, when he obtained money enough to take him home, not having received any pay from the Government. His brother, John Franklin Bute, received three wounds in the battle of Hartsville; - in the neck, hand and thigh; and is now in the Hartsville Hospital.    S. L. M.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 1863, Vol. II, No. 52, page 4, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Evelena C. BUTE died in 1880. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
Connellsville, Pa
Friday, May 28, 1880
Page 2, column 6
Evelena C. Bute, daughter of W. F. and Mary G. Bute, died on Friday morning, May 12st, 1880, aged 11 years 6 months and 14 days. The deceased was a remarkably bright, intelligent, kind and affectionate little girl, and her death in not only deeply mourned by her bereaved parents and relatives, but by all who knew her. The remains were followed to the Flat Woods church on the 22nd inst. by a large number of relatives and friends, where appropriate services were conducted by Rev. S. B. Mcbride of Laurel Hill, Elder S. C. McClain of Connellsville, and Rev. F. C. Hays of Alexandria, after which all that was mortal of this darling child was tenderly laid in the ground to await the resurrection morn.



bullet Jefferson BUTE died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Fatal Accident
On Tuesday evening last about dark as Jefferson Bute and George Crop were returning home from this place in a farm wagon, the wagon upset and fell upon Mr. Bute and killed him almost instantly.—The accident occurred between the residences of Robert Gaddis Esq., and Jonathan Allen, who heard the alarm and went to their assistance. Crop was not seriously injured. The body of the deceased was taken to his home in Franklin township. Mr. Bute leaves a wife and eight children.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct. 24, 1861.
Vol. 1, No. 39, Pg. 4, Col. 1.


Son of George C. BUTE ( -1887)

Smocks.

   A young son of George C. Bute, aged four years, died last Wednesday of measles and was buried at Flatwoods on the following day. The afflicted parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, April 8, 1887

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Louise Sarah Davidson Burgh BUTERA (1922-1971)

LOUISE SARAH DAVIDSON BUTERA — Age 48 years of 314 Belle Isle Ave., Pittsburgh, died June 27, 1971, after an extended illness. She was Born on September 9, 1922 in New Salem, Pa., a daughter of Edna Davidson of Uniontown and the late John H. Davidson. She was a graduate of Brownsville High School, 1940, and Washington Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1943, and was a member of the Brookline Blvd. United Presbyterian Church.

She was first married in 1943 to Tawrence Burgh of Washington, Pa., who died in 1947. In 1950 she married Louis G. Butera, who survives. Also surviving are the following children: Edward L. Burgh and Sue Burgh Squires of California, Thomas L. and Mary Ann Butera at home; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Merle) Ridge. Brownsville, Mrs. Graham (Ruth) Bleiler, Bozeman, Mont., Mrs. William (Virginia) Canan, Washington, Pa., one brother; Roy C. Davidson, Garden City, Mich., one brother, Jack, is deceased.

The family will receive friends at the L. Beinhauer and Sons Funeral Home, 2630 W. Liberty Ave (Dormart) Pittsburgh, Pa. today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Interment in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 28, 1971, page 19, column 1

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George BUTH ( -1870)

Westmoreland County

   George Buth, a farmer of Salem township, committed suicide a few days ago by shooting himself with a pistol.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 1, 1870, Vol. III, No. 47, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Anna Rydle BUTLER (1902-1996)

Anna Rydle Butler

   Anna Rydle Butler, 94, formerly of McKeesport, died Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 1996, at the Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. She was born May 21, 1902, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Tomasek Rydle. She was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, John Butler; a sister, Elizabeth Schonhardt; and three brothers, Frank, Charles and Joseph Rydle. She is survived by a sister, Agnes Cramer of Pittsburgh; and several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. Friends were received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME, INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Allison officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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bullet Bessie BUTLER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bessie Butler, 11-year-old daughter of Mrs. Flora Claire of Fredericktown, Washington county, died at 1:50 a.m., Sunday, February 15, 1931, in the Brownsville General Hospital.  She underwent an operation in the institution January 29, and was apparently recovering nicely until Saturday when she suffered a relapse.  In addition to her mother she is survived by a number of brothers and sisters.


Charles BUTLER, Jr. (1929-2005)

   Charles Butler Jr., 76, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, Pa. He was born April 22, 1929, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Charles Sr. and Anna Kromer Butler. Mr. Butler was a retired Bullskin Township Supervisor, a position he held for 30 years. Early in his life he worked as a coal miner and a gas tank installer. He was a lifetime member of the B.P.O. Elks #503 of Connellsville and a member of the Bridgeport Sportsmen Club. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Earl Butler, and an infant sister. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Lilley Butler; nine children, Charles R. Butler and his wife, Linda, David E. Butler, Joyce Minick and her husband, Claude, Judy Eutsey and her husband, Dale, Mark E. Butler and his wife, Barbara, Brian K. Butler, Daniel L. Butler and his wife, Samantha, and Edward R. Butler and his wife, Amy, all of Bullskin Township, and Beth Ann Miller and her husband, Scott, of Connellsville; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Betty Bigley and her husband, William, of Bullskin Township, Ben Butler and his wife, Genevieve, of White, James Butler and his wife, Lois, of Kecksburg, Eugene Butler and his wife, Sally, of Bullskin Township, and Doris Mitts and her husband, Ronnie, of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Doug Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. The B.P.O. Elks #503 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 22, 2005

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Charlotte Hutcheson BUTLER ( -1994)

   Death notice for Charlotte Hutcheson Butler appeared in the Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 12, 1994. Partial content follows:
   Charlotte Hutcheson Butler, age 85, of Uniontown and a member of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. A retired teacher having taught 31 years in the Uniontown School District. She was buried in Pennsville, Green Ridge Cemetery. She was married to Michael Butler, and the mother of Michael, Jr. and David E. Butler, and the daughter of David Hutcheson and Elizabeth Morgan Hutcheson.
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Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library

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Christella M. BUTLER (1911-2007)

Christella M. Butler
Belle Vernon

Christella M. Butler, 96, of Belle Vernon, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Mon Valley Hospital. Born Sallie Mae Willie Wardell on Oct. 9, 1911, in Bessemer, Ala., she was the only child born to the late Rev. Wilson and Carrie Walker and the oldest living member of the Ware family. She later changed her name to Christella M. Butler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin E. Butler Jr. Christella graduated from Monessen High School in 1930. She was a faithful member of Antioch Baptist Church for over 70 years, the oldest living member and Mother of her church. She served as a teacher and instructor for the BYPU, president of the Mission Department for 17 years, Sunday school teacher, senior choir and gospel chorus member, served on the Nurses Board, corresponding secretary of the YWBA and a long-time cook at YWBA headquarters. Left to celebrate her life are her children, Carla Snow, of Pittsburgh, Benjamin (Bernice) Butler, of North Braddock, Rozland, Michael and Jacquelyn Butler, all of Belle Vernon, Glenn Butler, of New York, and Vaughn Hewitt, of Englewood, Ohio; her grandchildren, Benjamin Jr., Bryce, Brenda, Mayumi, and Benjamin (Danielle); great-grandchildren, Jordan, Zachary, Aaron, Aryand and Aja Minori; and a host of cousins, other relatives, friends, and a special cousin, Harold Ware. Family and friends will be received Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church, 942 Henry St., Belle Vernon, where services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Clifford Carter officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BEVERLY C. DRAPER FUNERAL HOME, 608 Sixth St., Monessen (724-684-6242).


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Dale Clayton BUTLER (1912-2012)

   Dale Clayton Butler, age 99, died on February 12, 2012 in Jackson, Tennessee. He was born in Ohiopyle, PA on September 18, 1912. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the US Navy. Dale and his wife Myrtle Mae Butler, who was born in Uniontown, moved from Uniontown to California in the late 1940’s. On January 28, 1996, Myrtle died in California at the age of 85. Their wishes were to be laid to rest together, near their departed family members in Uniontown. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. for Dale and Myrtle in the funeral home chapel, with Reverend Kelly Smith Officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 51 and VFW. In lieu of flowers, please make gifts in their memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at website www.stjude.org, or mailed to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Date unknown

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David E. BUTLER (1938-2011)

   David E. Butler, age 72, of Uniontown died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the Point North Manor, Uniontown. He was born April 28, 1938 in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late Michael Butler and Charlotte Hutcheson Butler. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael. David was a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1956, received his B.S. Degree from Waynesburg College and his M.S. Degree from West Virginia University. He taught in the Connellsville School District until his retirement. David was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and served as an usher, Men's Bible Class, Fayette Lodge 228 F. & A. M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory, Amvets Post 103 as a social member and PSEA. David is survived by his wife, Donna J. Gerwig Butler; two sons, Sean Butler and wife Mary Lou of Pittston, PA and Derek Butler and wife Melissa of Piston, PA also two grandchildren, Sara and David Butler. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Irene Gerwig of Uniontown; a brother-in-law, Harold Gerwig and wife Gertrude of Kingsport, TN and several special cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, where friends will be received today from 7 PM until 9 PM, on Thursday from 2 PM until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 10 AM until 11 AM, the hour of the service with his Pastor Donald Kephart officiating. Interment will be private. Masonic services will be held by Fayette Lodge 228 F. & A.M this evening at 7:30 PM.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Edward BUTLER (1856-1899)

Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.

Edward Butler

Black, male, 43 years old
   Cause of death–Drowned, Bridgeport, Fayette Co., Pa.
   Born–1856, Harpers Ferry
   Died–September 6, 1899
   Buried–Bridgeport Cemetery
   Father–James Butler
   Mother–Angie Butler


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 21, line 592

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Ella L. BUTLER (1918-2006)

   Ella L. Butler, 88, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in South Fayette Nursing Center, Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa. She was born September 4, 1918, in Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Harry and Mary Jane Hidock Butler. Ella was a member of the Red Hat Society at South Fayette Nursing Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Josephine Thomas, Mary Butler, John Butler, and Harry Butler, Jr. She is survived by her sisters and brother: Betty Krogh, of Grover City, California, Dorothy White, of New Salem, and James Butler and his wife, Judy, of West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa.; a special niece, Sherry (Dee Dee) Yates, of Lemont Furnace, and many other nieces and nephews. Private Services will be held in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., with Pastor Leonard Tucker, officiating. Interment will be in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 10, 2006

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George C. BUTLER (1876-1949)

GEORGE C. BUTLER

   George C. Butler, 72, of Mount Independence, died at 5:28 o'clock this morning, at his home after an extended illness. He was born November 26, 1876. Mr. Butler was a member of the Cove Run First Methodist Church. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Estelle Butler; two sons, Harvey Butler of Mount Independence and Norman of Dunbar; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Cummings of Fredericktown, Mrs. Elsie Zerilia of Scottdale, Mrs. Bertha Yauger of Mount Independence, Mrs. Violet Jordan of Mount Braddock and Mrs. Grace Martin of Dunbar; 24 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Cole of Morgantown, W. Va., Mrs. Estella Baker of Lake Lynn and Mrs. Blanche Freeman of Barberton, Ohio. The body will be removed


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 10, 1949, page 2, column 4


BUTLER RITES

   The funeral service for George C. Butler, who died Wednesday morning at his home in Mount Independence, will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Free Methodist Church, Cove Run, with Rev. Eugene Cowsert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Cove Run Cemetery. The body will be at the home in Mount Independence after 6 o’clock this evening.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 11, 1949, page 2, column 3

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George M. BUTLER (1894-1969)

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G. M. BUTLER

   George M. Butler, 73, of Brownsville, died at 5:07 p.m. Monday in Brownsville General Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1894, in Confluence, a son of the late Thomas and Letitia Boyd Butler. A retired clerk of the Monongahela Railway, he was a member of Johnston Chapel Methodist Church of Confluence and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Gallatin Butler, a sister and two brothers, Charles and Gilbert of Confluence. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ross funeral home, Brownsville, with the Rev. Dallas W. Butler, officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1969, page 23

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Glen R. BUTLER (1917-1996)

Glen R. Butler

   Glen R. Butler, 79, of Morey Road, Fredericktown, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, in Washington Hospital. He was born July 6, 1917, in Fredericktown, the son of the late Alfred and Flora Gossett Butler. Mr. Butler was retired from J. & L Steel of Aliquippa, Pa., and also worked in various area coal mines. He was also a member of the United Mineworkers of America. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fredericktown. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Glora Nola Palmer Butler, who died Sept. 18, 1969. Surviving are one son, Glenn M. Butler of Finleyville; one daughter, Mrs. Anthony R. (Rose Marie) Minco of Bethel Park; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Glenn Butler, and Brian Scott Butler, Christen Michelle Branchik and Mark Anthony Mineo; two sisters, Clara Queen of Irwin, Pa., and Carol Hanna of Ravenna, Ohio; and one brother, John Clair of Fredericktown. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 40, Beallsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Bruce Stollings officiating. Interment will follow in Howes Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1996

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Goldie Gladys Clark BUTLER (1903-1995)

Goldie Butler

   Goldie Gladys Clark Butler, 92, formerly of Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, died Sunday at the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Dorothy L.) Mathias of Mount Pleasant; and a grandson. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street, Mount Pleasant from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 24, 1903
   Died—–December 24, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Jennifer Lynn BUTLER (1973-2012)

Jennifer L. Butler
Bullskin Township

Jennifer Lynn Butler, 38, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Sept. 8, 1973, in Connellsville, a daughter of Ronald and Agnes Sanner Rummel, of Normalville. Jennifer was a graduate of Connellsville High School and a member of Paradise United Methodist Church in Bullskin Township. In addition to her parents, Jennifer will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving husband of 19 years, Adam J. Butler; her loving sons, Levi and Adam Butler, both at home; her brothers, Ronnie Rummel and his wife, Tanya, and their son, Cody, of Normalville, and Shawn Rummel and his sons, Draven and Landen, of Normalville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, 724- 547-3800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Doug Burns and the Rev. William E. Nicholson co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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bullet John A. BUTLER died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BUTLER, JOHN A
DIES AT HOME NEAR PLEASANT VALLEY
John A. BUTLER, 61 years old, died Thursday morning at 11:35 o’clock at his home near the Pleasant Valley Country Club, Bullskin township, of influenza.  He was born June 27, 1870, a son of the late Ross and Susan ETLING BUTLER, and had spent all of his life in Bullskin township.  He had been employed in the pipe mill at Scottdale.  One brother, George S……..cut off. 
Courier Fri.  April 1, 1932


JOSEPH THOMAS BUTLER died in 1931.

JOSEPH T. BUTLER - DIES AT COVE RUN. Following a complication of diseases, Joseph Thomas Butler, 74 years and 11 months, died Thursday at his home in Cove Run. Besides his wife Mattie Butler he is survived by the following children, Mrs. Mary Shipley, Mrs. Belle Yauger and Russell B. Butler of Cove Run; together with 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Two brothers, John W. Fredericktown, George of Point Marion and Miles Green Butler also survives. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Cove Run Church, the Rev. A. Duncan officiating. Burial will be the Cove Run Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Apr. 24, 1931, pg. 1

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Kezia Burnworth BUTLER Stone  (1878-1914)

MRS. WILLIAM J. BUTLER

   Mrs. William J. Butler of Brownsville died yesterday morning at the Markleton sanatorium following a several days illness of typhoid pneumonia developing from a severe cold which she contracted while attending the funeral of a brother-in-law Clarence Johnson, held March 1 from the Johnson Chapel near Confluence. It was her THIRD ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA. She was removed to the sanatorium last Sunday. Funeral services from the Johnson Chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in a nearby cemetery; Rev. L. W. LePage of the Methodist Episcopal Church will officiate. Mrs. Butler was a daughter of Morgan and Delilia Burnworth and was born near Johnson Chapel October 8, 1878. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in her early girlhood days. She married William J. Butler who with three small children, two boys and a girl, survive. Soon after their marriage they moved to McKees Rocks, where Mr. Butler held a lucrative position with the Pittsburg & Lake Erie railroad. Later he was transferred by the company to Brownsville. Mrs. Butler was held in high esteem by her many friends. In addition to her husband and children she is survived by her parents who reside in Uniontown and the following brothers and sisters: Hiram, Price and Lawrence Burnworth of Uniontown; Rev. J. C. Burnworth of Arnold, PA., Mrs. C. J. Weller of Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Owen Farr and Miss Cora Burnworth of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 14, 1914, page 2, column 4

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Margaret ‘Peg’ E. BUTLER (1920-2011)

Margaret E. Butler
Dunbar

Margaret "Peg" E. Butler, 91, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Golden Living, Uniontown. She was born March 29, 1920, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Harry Vaughn and the late Pearl Whipkey Vaughn. She was a member of Dunbar Baptist Church and had worked as a loader for Keystone Fireworks. Surviving are two daughters, Jean Phelan and her husband, Bob, of Lemont Furnace, and Donna Petro and her husband, John, of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Donald Vaughn and his wife, Alice, of Meadville; grandchildren, Bob, Chris, Jonathan, Kristina, John, Johnna, Mary and Douglas; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman E. Butler. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the BURHANS- CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers contributions suggested to Dunbar Baptist Missionary Fund.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Marilyn L. Bair BUTLER (1938-2011)

Marilyn L. Butler
Dunbar

Marilyn L. Bair Butler, 72, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. She was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Arthur Bair and the late Florence Hardy Bair. She was a member of Dunbar Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, William Butler; and children, Pam Holsing and her husband, Robert, of Dunbar, and Kelly Smell and her husband, Jerry, of Dunbar; grandchildren, Drew and Ashley Holsing; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Bair. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 6, 2011

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bullet Mary Esther BUTLER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mary Esther Butler, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Butler of Lemont, died Saturday, April 17 at the home of her parents.  Death was due to complications.
In addition to her parents she leaves the following brothers and sisters: H. W. Butler, Jr., J. W. Butler, Ella Butler, Betty J. Butler, Dorothy Butler and Josephine Butler.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Ruth Sanner BUTLER (1921-1995)

Ruth Butler

   Ruth Sanner Butler, 74, a life-long resident of Greensburg died Saturday in her home. She is survived by two brothers, Robert E. Sanner and J. Kenneth Sanner, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Sanner Fetter, all of Greensburg; six stepsisters, Mrs. Anna Mae McDonald, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Sanner, Mrs. Goldie Houston and Mrs. Clayton (Vergie) Domasky all of Greenburg. Mrs. Harry (Martha) Christman of Walker, Minn., and Mrs. William (Laura) Wiltrout of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Barnhart Funeral Home, 505 East Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, today from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–September 2, 1921
   Died—–December 2, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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bullet Samuel BUTLER died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

SAMUEL BUTLER
Samuel Butler, aged 54, for 40 years a well known negro resident of Uniontown and Fairchance, died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. February 9, 1935, in Morgantown, W. Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.


Sophie M. Andler BUTLER (1918-1996)

Sophie M. Butler

   Sophie M. Andler Butler, 78, of Summitville, N. Y., and formerly of Grindstone, Pa., died Friday, July 26, in Ellenville Community Hospital, Ellenville, N. Y. She is survived by her husband, George Peter Butler, a brother, Andrew Andler of Daisytown, Pa., a sister-in-law, Thelma Andler of Coal Center, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 North Street at Wood, California, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 12, 1918
   Died—–July 26, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Viola J. BUTLER (1906-1994)

Viola J. Butler

   Viola J. Butler, 87, of Point Marion, died Wednesday in the Mon Point Nursing Home, Morgantown. Surviving are a son, Edward Szumal of Macomb, Mich.; three grandchildren; Carol Warner, Janice Parker, and Edward Szumal, Jr.; and two sisters; Mary Colburn and Louise Sepik. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown St., Point Marion.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 19, 1906
   Died—–August 3, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Charles Edgar BUTTERMORE ( -1917)

CHARLES EDGAR BUTTERMORE

   Charles Edgar Buttermore, 43 years old, assistant chief clerk in the Baltimore & Ohio superintendent’s office, died Friday afternoon at home of his brother-in-law, C. W. Erbeck in East Connellsville following a brief illness. Mr. Buttermore had been in the employ of the Baltimore 7 Ohio railroad for a number of years and was well and favorably known. His widow and one daughter, Miss Helen Buttermore, survives. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his brother-in-law, C. W. Erbeck in East Connellsville. Rev. E. B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Interment in Hill Grove cemetery. Mr. Buttermore was born in Connellsville township, March 21, 1874, a son of the late Thomas J. and Caroline Buttermore. He was educated at the Mount Pleasant institute and Waynesburg college and taught school several terms. About 20 years ago he entered the offices of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and at the time of his death was assistant chief clerk in the office of Superintendent O. L. Eaton. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church and teacher of the Vonbora class of the Sunday school. He was a member of the Maccabees. In addition to his daughter and widow he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John Chamberlain of the West Side, Mrs. Belle Herbert of Scottdale, and Mrs. Erbeck. Death was caused from Bright’s disease, he having been confined to his bed since Monday. Mr. Buttermore was an uncle of Mrs. Caroline Chamberlain Ringler, whose funeral was held a week ago tomorrow.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1917, page 5, column 5

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Charles S. BUTTERMORE ( -1958)

Local Man
Is Summoned

   Charles S. Buttermore, operator of Clara Buttermore’s Nursing Home, National Pike East, died suddenly in his home Friday, June 20, 1958, at the age of 83. Mr. Buttermore was employed by the former H. C. Frick Coke Co. prior to his retirement and entry into the rest home operation. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara; daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Edith) Coughnour, Uniontown; son, Col. Charles W. Buttermore, Ft. Meade, Md.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hancock and Miss Camelia Buttermore, both of Greensbury. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home, are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 21, 1958, page 5, column 2


Buttermore
Rites Set

   Funeral services will be held Monday for Charles S. Buttermore of the National Pike East, who died suddenly yesterday. Mr. Buttermore was operator of the Buttermore Nursing Home here. He died suddenly in his home at the age of 83. Mr. Buttermore was employed by the former H. C. Frick Coke Co. prior to his retirement and entry into the rest home operation. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara; daughter Mrs. Clarence (Edith) Coughenour, Uniontown; son, Col. Charles W. Buttermore, Ft. Meade, Md.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hancock and Camelia Buttermore, both of Greensburg. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home after 7 o'clock tonight where services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Allan J. Howes officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 21, 1958, page 12, column 3

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Clara B. BUTTERMORE (1884-1963)

Buttermore
Rites Today

   Clara B. Buttermore, 78, former local Democratic party leader, died Saturday morning in the Buttermore Nursing Home, 463 E. Main St., after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Rose Harding Keffer, and was the widow of the late Charles S. Buttermore. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clarence S. (Edith) Coughenour, and a son, Dr. Charles Buttermore; two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St. today until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. J. Sheldon Spangler officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 20, 1963, page 17, column 1


BUTTERMORE, CLARA B.— Age 78 years, of 463 E. Main St., died in her home, Saturday, May 18, 1963, after a lingering illness. Born July 21, 1884, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rose Harden Keffer. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Charles S. Buttermore. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clarence S. (Edith) Coughenour and a son, Dr. Charles Buttermore; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St. today until 1:30 pm, the hour of service with Rev. J. Sheldon Spangler officiating. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 20, 1963, page 17, column 6

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George BUTTERMORE Stone  (1798-1868)

DIED

BUTTERMORE— At his residence in Connellsville township, on the 9th inst., GEORGE BUTTERMORE, in the 71st year of his age.

   George Buttermore was born in Westmorland county and was brought to this county by his father at a very early age. Here he resided until his death. He was widely known as a man of the most sterling integrity and as such was highly respected. He was a member of the Baptist Church for over thirty-eight years past, and for a long time, a Deacon. His death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him, and by it the community has lost a valuable member. Though his friends have sustained an irreparable loss, they mourn not as those without hope.      M.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 16, 1868, Vol. I, No. 28, page 3, column 4

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James BUTTERMORE (1903-1973)

James Buttermore

   James Buttermore, 69, of Detroit, Mich., died at 6 p.m. Friday. A former resident of Perryopolis, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth Wilkes Buttermore. He is survived by his wife Catherine; eight sisters, Mrs. Martha Franck of Perryopolis, Mrs. Millard (Odessa) Thompson of New Kensington, Mrs. John (Erma) Backhafer of Perryopolis, Mrs. P… (Geneva) Crisman of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. William (Gertrude) Miller of New Castle, Indiana, Mrs. Jasper (Kathleen) H…, Fayette City, Mrs. James (Betty) Buttermore of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Willard (Anna) Allison, of Perryopolis and two brothers, Ellsworth Buttermore of Perryopolis, and Wayne Buttermore of Youngwood.

Social Security Death Index for James D. Buttermore:
   Born—–September 17, 1903
   Died—–February 1973


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1973

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bullet John BUTTNER died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

John Buttner
John Buttner, aged 81 years, died last night at 12.30 at his home in Gillespie, near Fayette City. A member of the I O O F Lodge of Fayette City, the deceased came to this country from Germany where he
was born, and spent practically all his life in the Fayette City district. He was employed in the Fayette
City Flour mill and also by the State Highway Department. His wife, Anna, preceded him in
death over twelve years ago. He is survived by several nieces and nephews in New York state
Funeral arrangements will be completed following the arrival of these relatives.
(The Charleroi Mail - 9/25/1936)


Woodrow W. BUTTS (1915-1995)

Woodrow W. Butts

   Woodrow W. Butts, 80, of Connellsville R.D. 1, died Wednesday in Highlands Hospital in Connellsville. Surviving are his wife, Stella Roskey Butts; one granddaughter; one brother, Raymond Butts of Chardon, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mayme) Wilson and Mrs. George (Gertrude) Roskos, both of Connellsville R.D.2. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St. Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 22, 1915
   Died—–May 17, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Mabel Hench BYARS (1889-1977)

MRS. MABEL H. BYARS

   Mrs. Mabel Hench Byars, 87, formerly of Alverton, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown, Pa., where she had been residing for several months. She was born Aug. 28, 1889, at Tiffin, Ohio, a daughter of the late Calvin B. and Alice Ickes Hench. She was a former secretary with the U.S. government in Washington, D. C. for many years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Scottdale. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her family.


BYARS— Friends of Mrs. Mabel Hench Byars formerly of Alverton, who died Thursday, May 19, 1977, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Edward E. Donner officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 20, 1977, page 3, column 5 & 6

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Margaret S. BYBEL ( -1965)

BYBEL FUNERAL

  SCOTTDALE— The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret S. Bybel, 60, of 500 Scottdale Ave. will be held Friday. There will be a prayer at 8:30 a.m. at the Kapr funeral home, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in the St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, with Msgr. Gerald A. Schroch officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Rosary Society of Everson, the Connellsville Slovak Lodge, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Scottdale Eagles Aerie, and the Ladies Auxiliary o the Everson Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Surviving are her husband, Michael; two sons, Eugene of Chicago, Ill., and Robert of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) Tannehill of Connellsville; four grandchildren; her father, William Ferencuha of Everson; three brothers, John Ferencuha of New York City, Emil of Uniontown and Joseph of Connellsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Balgosky of Everson and Mrs. Kathryn Rush of New Jersey. Her mother, Mrs. Susan Gresh Ferencuha, died in 1948. The Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church of Everson will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Scottdale Eagles Aerie will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. today. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Everson Veterans of Foreign Wars post will hold a service at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Catholic Daughters of American will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 28, 1965, page 23, column 4

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Elizabeth BYCE ( -1871)

Geneva and Vicinity

   Elizabeth, wife of Moral Byce, who has been seriously ill for some time, died on Saturday morning, the 6th inst. Her remains were taken to Masontown, and interred in the Cumberland graveyard on Sunday, the 7th inst., followed by quite a number of relatives and friends.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 11, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 18, page 3, column 5

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Mrs. Adam BYERLY ( -1870)

CONNELLSVILLE

   A notice of the death of Mrs. Adam Byerly was unintentionally omitted in our newspaper. Mrs. Byerly was one of our oldest residents, and was much respected by all who knew her. She was about 65 years of age and died of inflammation of the stomach.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 8, 1870, Vol. III, No. 36, page 3, column 8

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bullet Barbara Ann BYERLY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Daily News Standard - Uniontown - Monday Nov 11, 1931 page 7
BARBARA ANN BYERLY
Barbara Ann Byerly- Funeral services for Barbara Ann Byerly, eight month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harold Byerly, National  Pike West. were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock, with the Rev C.C. Sollenberger officiating. Burial will  be in Park Place Cemetery,Uniotown,PA


Samuel BYERLY ( -1871)

DIED

  BYERLY— At McKeesport, Allegheny co., Pa., May 19, Mr. Samuel Byerly. The deceased was a member of Capt. John W. Johnson’s company “E,” Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanded by the late Col. William B Roberts, in the war with Mexico. He leaves a wife and six small children to mourn his loss.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 8, 1871, Vol. IV, no. 22, page 3, column 6

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Alice E. BYERS (1908-2003)

ALICE E. BYERS

Alice E. Byers, 94, of Hershey, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in Twin Oaks Nursing Center in Campbelltown, Pa. She was born on June 13, 1908, in Perryopolis, Pa., to the late Issac and Chints (Craft) Byers. She was a retired school teacher, a graduate of the former California Normal School in California, Pa., and also attended the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown, Pa. She loved children, especially her nieces and nephews, and touched the lives of many other children during the 43 years she spent teaching in several school districts in Fayette County and more recently, in the Donegal School District in Marietta. Alice was also a caregiver and had cared for a number of her family over the years. Surviving are a sister, Grace Byers Hazen of Mechanicsburg, and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at 11 a.m., in the HOOVER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY INC., Route 422 & Lucy Avenue, Hershey, Pa. Burial will be in the Flatwoods Cemetery, Fayette County, at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., in Hershey.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, January, 2003

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Anna B. BYERS ( -1923)

MRS. ANNA B. BYERS

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Mrs. Anna B. Byers, 60 years old, widow of John W. Byers and mother of Wiley L. Byers of Uniontown, died Sunday evening at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, of heart affliction following an operation. She is survived by one son, Wiley, L. Byers an one daughter, miss Helen Byers of Uniontown, and several brothers and sisters. The remains were taken to the home of Herbert Hershberger, 88 Emily street, Crafton, where brief funeral services were held and then to New Wilmington, where funeral services were held in the Mashannock Presbyterian Church this afternoon.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 1

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Anna Duff BYERS ( -1919)

MRS. COOPER F. BYERS

   Mrs. Anna Duff Byers, wife of Cooper F. Byers, died Saturday at her home near Perryopolis. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duff. She is survived by her husband, her parents, five brothers and two sisters. The deceased had a wide circle of friends by whom she was highly respected and esteemed. Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. S. W. Bryan, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of which Mrs. Bryan was a member, assisted by Rev. C. P. Sallady and Rev. Hayes of Flatwoods Baptist church, officiating. The interment was made in Flatwoods cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 24, 1919, page 6, column 5

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Anna Elizabeth BYERS ( -1934)

Miss Elizabeth Byers Dies Suddenly Monday

Miss Anna Elizabeth Byers, one of Uniontown’s most prominent business women, died at her home, 339 Braddock avenue, Monday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock. Although Miss Byers had been ill at intervals during the past winter, she did not take seriously ill until last Friday and her death was a shock to her friends an business associates. For several years Miss Byers was in business with Mrs. Stella Howard who owned the Modiste shop. She continued there for several years later working at the Ruth shop and for the past year had been head of the alteration department of the Peg shop, Second National Bank building. She was a member of the Second Presbyterian church, Laurette Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion auxiliary. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Caroline Byers of Franklin township. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Miss Olive Byers, Miss Margaret Byers, and Miss Jesse Byers, at home; J. L. Byers, Smock; J. Freeman Byers, of New Salem; J. H. Byers, Quincy, Ill.; T. B. Byers, Uniontown; Mrs. Nancy J. Snyder, McClellandtown; Grover F. Byers, Uniontown; Alvie L. Byers and Jerome S. Byers, Morgantown, W. Va.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 22, 1934, page 6, column 7

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Anna W. BYERS ( -1940)

ANNA W. BYERS

Mrs. Anna W. Byers, aged 61, died Saturday, October 19, 1940, at her home at Messmore after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Workman, of New Salem. She recently moved from Uniontown to near McClellandtown. In addition to her husband, Ralph, she leaves the following children, Mrs. Virginia Buskirk, Puritan; Mrs. Louis Lelesch, Alliance, O., Mrs. Marie Fenimore, Brooklyn; Charles, or Messmore; William, of Martin; Claude, of Uniontown; Orthalie, James and Julia, at home. She also leaves 24 grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, James and Ervin Workman, Martin; Mrs. George Martin, Uniontown; Mrs. Ben Shimshock, New Salem, and Mrs. Bertha Leichliter, Rices Landing. A son, Edward Byers, was a victim of a mine accident at Footedale, December 7, 1938. The body has been removed form the C. B. Dearth & Sons Funeral Home, New Salem, to the family residence, where services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 21, 1940, page 2, column 2

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Beulah Beatrice BYERS ( -1929)

BEULAH B. BYERS

Beulah Beatrice Byers, aged one year, four months and three days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Byers of Newboro, died Saturday afternoon, July 6, at 2 o’clock in the home of her parents. She is survived by her parents; two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Byers of near New Salem; and one sister, Mary. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the home of the grandparents, near New Salem. Rev. H. W. Kilgore, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of New Salem, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, July 8, 1929, page 12, column 6

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Byron Wesley BYERS (1879-1910)

JOHN WESLEY BYERS DIES AT AGE 31

Byron Wesley Byers, age 31 years, died at his home at Mount Pleasant yesterday after a two weeks illness of typhoid fever. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Byers, formerly of Masontown, his mother, 3 brothers and four sisters. Deceased was pay roll clerk for the Superior Coal and Coke company, at Mount Pleasant. Funeral services will be conducted from the Mennonite church at Masontown and interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Note from contributor:
   Born–24 Jun 1879
   Died–27 Jan 1910


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 1910

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Charles A. BYERS ( -1959)

JOHN WESLEY BYERS DIES AT AGE 31

BYERS, CHARLES A. (SHAY)—Aged 57, died Saturday, May 9, 1959, at 8:30 a.m. in his home, Plummer Works, near McClellandtown. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Byers and three children, Mrs. John (Pearl) Lavery, McClellandtown; Miss Alberta Byers, Uniontown; Mrs. Alvin (Margaret) Buncher, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Thomas (Edna) Ansted, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Gene (Mary) Rushin, Pittsburgh; Miss Helen Byers, Uniontown; Tudolph Byers, Uniontown; nine grandchildren; brothers, William Byers, Masontown; Orthnile Byers, McClellandtown; James Byers, Uniontown; sisters, Mrs. Claudia Feaster, Gridgeton, N. J.; Mrs. Virginia Williams, Cleveland, O., Mrs. Marie Fenimore and Mrs. Julia Birch, Brooklyn, N. Y. Friends are being received in the Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. F. T. Diddle officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 11, 1959, page 17, column 5

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Charles Irvin BYERS ( -1962)

Final Rites Monday For Charles I. Byers

Funeral services will be held Monday for Charles Irvin Byers, 57, of 1000 Shutterly Ave., California, who died unexpectedly Thursday evening in Butler Hospital. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mable Byers; his mother, Mrs. Emma J. Byers of California, and two aunts, Mrs. Elizabeth Heavener, New Kensington, and Mrs. Florence Fraser, Phoenix, Ariz. Friends are being received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Ritchey officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 20, 1962, page 7, column 3

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Charlotte BYERS ( -1935)

MRS. MARION F. BYERS OF MOUNT PLEASANT SUMMONED BY DEATH

MOUNT PLEASANT, April 29.—Mrs. Charlotte Byers, 79 years old, widow of Marion F. Byers, died this morning at her home on the Mount Pleasant-Greensburg road following a lingering illness. She is survived by the following children: John A., Youngstown, Ohio; David C., Benjamin E., and Frank T., Mount Pleasant; Edgar M., Scottdale; Mrs. L. G. Hauser, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. E. D. Anderson and Mrs. Frank Brooks, Scottdale. There is one brother, James E. Andrews, LaCrosse, Kan. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the late home. Burial will be made in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 29, 1935, page 6, column 5

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Clarissa Jane BYERS (1844-1926)

MRS. CLARISSA JANE BYERS

Mrs. Clarissa Jane Byers, 81 years and eight months old, life-long resident of Connellsville and widely known in the community, died this morning at 12:25 o’clock in her home, 141 South Ninth street, West Side, of infirmities of age. Her death was not unexpected. She had been in poor health for the past few years and was confined to her bed for eight months. Mrs. Byers was born in Connellsville, September 1, 1844, a daughter of the late Samuel A. and Mary Taylor Russell, who were among the early residents of the town. For a number of years she resided in the old Russell homestead which was located on the present site of the Younkin property of West Peach street. She was married to Isaac W. Byers, a former squire of New Haven. He died a number of years ago. In religion, Mrs. Byers was a Presbyterian but of late years was unable to attend any church because of failing health. She is survived by two brothers, Samuel F. Russell, who resides at the Byers home, and I. T. Russell of Hamilton, Ill. For some years Mrs. Byers had resided in the house where she died. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home with Rev. H. B. Mansell, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1926, page 6, column 3

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David A. BYERS Stone  (1843-1908)

THREE AGED PEOPLE CALLED TO REST

David A. Byers,

of Dunbar Township, Jacob S. Phillipi and Mrs. Margaret Cain Pass Away.

DUNBAR, May 28—David A. Byers, an aged and respected citizen of this place and a veteran of the Civil War, answered to the last roll call when on Wednesday at 2:30 he passed to the Great Beyond. Mr. Byers was 65 years old and had been ill for the past 18 months. For the past few weeks he failed fast. Mr. Byers was the son of the late Andrew and Jane Allen Byers of Dunbar township and is the last one of the eight children to this union, and the last of the Byers family, except one nephew, John Byers, of Uniontown. He was born and reared on the old Byers farm, about two miles from Dunbar, and has always resided in Dunbar and vicinity. He was born July 22, 1843, and on March 22, 1871 was united in marriage with Miss Maria L. Speers also of this place. To this union was born four children, two of whom died in infancy, and Misses Ellen Spears and Jane Allen Byers, both at home.

Mr. Byers served in the Civil War for three years and three months belonging to Company I, First Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, captained throughout the war by Mr. Crait of Merrittstown, Pa. Mr. Byers’ regiment served through the battle of Gettysburg, Antietam, the Wilderness and the last battle of Bull Run. He had a wonderful memory, and it was his delight to have his many friends ask him to relate some stories of the war which he could most vividly describe. Mr. Byers was an active man up until about five months ago when he grew worse. He was always willing and ready to help in the Memorial Day services. As the day approaches this year he will be greatly missed by his comrades in the way of making the day a success.

The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home on Connellsville street the services being conducted by Rev. C. C. Miller of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. D. W. Swigart pastor of the First Baptist church, who was a veteran of the Civil War. Interment will be made in the Oak Grove cemetery at Uniontown. The funeral party will leave on a special street car, following the regular 3:20 car.

Article continues concerting other deaths.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 28, 1908, page 3, column 2


The News of Nearby Towns
DUNBAR

The funeral of the late David A. Byers was held Friday afternoon from his late home on Connellsville street. The services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Swiggart, pastor of the First Baptist church. The funeral was largely attended by his host of friends, who came to pay tribute and their last respect to the dead. He was a member of the Royal Arcanum which had charge of the funeral at the house. At the close of the services the funeral party left on a special car for Uniontown where interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery. The pallbearers were his old friends: David Williams, William Bouden, W. A. Greenwood of Dunbar, John Byers, John Taylor and Isaac Taylor of Uniontown. The Grand Army of the Republic conducted the services at the grave.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 30, 1908, page 3, column 2, paragraph 8


BYERS WILL FILED

Makes Minor Bequests to Relatives But Widow Gets Bulk of Estate

By the will of David A. Byers, who died at his home in Dunbar May 27, last, practically all of his estate is left to his widow, Maria L. Byers, who is also named as executrix. The estate consists of $100 in personal property and $800 in real estate. A grandfather’s clock is given to Jane A. Byers, a daughter, and the deceased’s gold watch to Ella Speer Byers, a daughter. The rest goes to the widow. The will is dated December 19, 1907, and is witnessed by David and M. D. Williams.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 8, 1908, page 1, column 6

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Elizabeth BYERS (1900-1901)

Elizabeth Byers

White, female, age 8 months
   Cause of death–spinal meningitis, sick 12 days
   Born–December, 1900
   Died–25 July 1901
   Location of death–Ball Farm
   Father–J. L. Byers
   Mother–Chine Byers


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2

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Ethel BYERS (1895-1895)

ETHEL BYERS

White, female, 3 month old
   Cause of death–eczema 2 months
   Born–June 1895
   Died–5 September 1895
   Father–Milo Byers
   Mother–Mary Byers


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 11, line 186

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Grover 'Frank' BYERS ( -1941)

FRANK BYERS

Funeral services for Frank Byers, local WPA foreman, who collapsed yesterday morning while at work on a North street project and died before medical attention could be obtained, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence in Lawn avenue extension. Rev. Francis E. Kearn of the Asbury Methodist church will officiate. Burial in charge of the A. D. Fersuson Funeral Home will follow at Sylvan Heights cemetery with LaFayette Post No. 51 holding military services at the grave. Mr. Byers had suffered from a heart condition for some time but apparently was in good health when he reported for work. He was rushed to the office of Dr. B. P. Doran but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was a member of the Kingwood, W. Va., Lodge of Masons. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Radike Byers, and a daughter, Mary Margaret, at home. Two sisters, Margaret of Uniontown and Mrs. D. L. Snyder of McClellandtown, and seven brothers, John H. and Benjamin, of Uniontown; Alvie and Jesse of Morgantown, W. Va.; J. L., of Perryopolis, and Freeman, of New Salem, also survive. He was a native of Franklin township and a member of a widely known family. He had lived in Uniontown for a number of years.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 27, 1941, page 10, column 2

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Harry J. BYERS (1892-1963)

H. J. BYERS

SCOTTDALE—Harry J. Byers, 70, of 17 Moyer Ave., died at 9:05 a.m. today in the Oakland Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he had been a patient since Nov. 4, 1962. He was born Sept. 5, 1892, at New Stanton, a son of the late Henry Clay and Catherine Waters Byers. He was a World War One veteran, serving in France, and was a former employee of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co. at Old Meadow. He had been employed in the office of the Walworth Co. at Greensburg, for 12 years prior to 1953. He wa a member of St. John’s R. C. Church of Scottdale and its Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillian Battenfield Byers: a son, Harry J. Jr., of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. George (Mary) Clarkson of Scottdale, Mrs. Gerald (Virginia) Jackson of Hollywood, Calif., and Miss Patricia at home; eight grandchildren. The body was taken to the Ferguson funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 29, 1963, page 4, column 4


BYERS SERVICE

The funeral for Harry J. Byers, 70, of 17 Moyer Ave., Scottdale, who died Tuesday morning in Oakland Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh, will be held Friday morning, with a prayer service at 8:30 a.m. in the Ferguson funeral home, followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in St. John’s R. C. Church in charge of Msgr. Gerald Schroth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The CDA of Scottdale will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 30, 1963, page 4, column 5

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Harry V. BYERS (1925-2005)

Harry V. Byers

Harry V. "Smokey" Byers, age 80, of Spruce Street, Scottdale, Pa., former certified airline mechanic and certified private pilot with North American Aviation and United States Air Force World War II veteran (rank of Corporal), passed away at 1:54 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Aspinwall Division, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He is survived by his children: David Hensley and his wife, Donna, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Michelle and her husband, Michael Csicsak, of Loxahatchee, Florida; one grandson; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; sisters: Mary Byers Clarkson of Scottdale, Pa., Pat Byers of Green Valley, Arizona, and Virginia Byers Jackson and her husband, Gerald Jackson, of Sahaurita, Arizona; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, July 6, until 9:30 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 3, 2005


Harry V. Byers
Scottdale

Harry V. "Smokey" Byers, 80, of Spruce Street, Scottdale, Pa., passed away at 1:54 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2005, in Aspinwall VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born June 3, 1925, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Harry Joseph and Lillian Battenfield Byers, who passed away on Jan. 29, 1963 and Oct. 10, 1994, respectively. Harry was a retired maintenance man with Mt. Pleasant Clothing Company. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and a former certified airline mechanic with North American Aviation, where he served as a certified private pilot. A World War II veteran, he served as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Harry will be sadly missed by his two children, David Hensley and wife, Donna, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michelle Csicsak and husband, Michael, of Loxahatchee, Fla.; a grandson; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Clarkson, of Scottdale, Pat Byers, of Green Valley, Ariz., and Virginia Jackson and husband, Gerald, of Sahuarita, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Byers, in 1931. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in the church cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 5, 2005

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Helen Crouch BYERS ( -1972)

Helen Byers Death Told

Helen Byers, 80, of 135 Pershing Blvd., Nemacolin, died yesterday in the Uniontown Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1892, in Centerville, she was the wife of the late George O. Byers. A follower of the Methodist faith, she is survived by three daughters, LaVon Byers at home, Mrs. Mauvis Ray of Monroeville and Camilla Byers of Miami, Fla., two sons, Buril H. Byers of Nemacolin and Kenneth C. Byers of Miami, Fla., and three grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels, after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial to follow in the Greene County Memorial Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 2, 1972, page 25, column 7

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Imogene Truxel BYERS (1923-2010)

Imogene Byers
Mt. Pleasant

Imogene Truxel Byers, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully Friday, July 2, 2010, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Prittstown, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late John B. Truxel and Pearl Elizabeth (Paul) Truxel. A 1941 graduate of East Huntingdon High School and a 1945 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College (IUP), Imogene lived all of her life in the Mt. Pleasant area. She married Paul J. Byers Jr. on June 28, 1946. Together they owned and operated the Byers family farm in East Huntingdon Township. In addition to farming, Imogene was employed by the Mt. Pleasant schools as the district music supervisor. In 1969, Paul and Imogene sold the family farm to Chrysler Corp. and they retired, both from farming and teaching. The Sony plant now sits on the site of the farm. After retirement, the couple traveled extensively through the United States. They spent their winters in Florida, where they were members of the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club in St. Petersburg. Imogene, who was actively involved in the Ruffsdale Gun Club, was an award winning trap shooter, winning many local and state events. She greatly enjoyed her activities on the EHHS Class of 1941 Reunion Committee and meeting with many of the class members at a monthly luncheon. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, Mt. Pleasant Women's Club and Music Club. Imogene was raised in Christ United Methodist Church in Scottdale, and later in life was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Her hobbies were quite varied and included swimming, fishing, sewing and caring for her pets. Imogene was an accomplished cook and was well known for her good food and hospitality. Above all Imogene enjoyed the company of family and friends. "Mummum" enjoyed entertaining people of all ages. Her door was always open and everyone was welcome. She is survived and greatly missed by her loving daughter, Cheryl Byers Shipley; adoring grandchildren, Jacob Shipley, Dreyer Shipley and Elizabeth Frederick and husband, Ronald Frederick, all of Mt. Pleasant; and nieces and nephews, Patty and Alex Tinker, John Truxel, Joan Truxel, Philip Truxel, Dick and Linda Truxel, Tom and Linda Sue Pezzano and Sandra Lee Truxel. In addition to her parents, Imogene was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul E. Truxel, G. Merle Truxel and Berniece V. Truxel; husband, Paul J. Byers Jr., in 1988; and her son-in-law, R. Wayne Shipley Jr., in 2008. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, (724-887-7110), where services will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor David Stickley officiating. Private burial will take place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.gjfuneral.com . Should friends desire, memorials may be made in Imogene's name to Camp Sonrise Mountain, Treasurer, P.O. Box 231, Indian Head, PA 15446.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Isa May Feather BYERS Stone  (1876-1935)

ISA MAY FEATHER BYERS

Stricken with a heart attack, Isa May Feather Byers, widow of James T. Byers, died suddenly at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, May 13, 1935 in her home on Shady Lane. Although not in the best of health for sometime, Mrs. Byers has not been bedfast. A native of Smithfield, Mrs. Byers, a daughter of Mary Ellen Artis and James I Feather, spent the greater portion of her life in Uniontown. Upon completing her education in the local schools Mrs. Byers later matriculated at Washington Seminary, Washington, PA. In June 1896, she became the bride of John Taylor Byers who preceded her in death January 26, 1933. Three children were born, Margaret Eleanor Byers Cain who died January 18, 1930; James Feather Byers, who survives, and a daughter, Isa Caroline Byers who died in infancy. Surviving besides her son, James F. Byers, are three grandchildren; Isa Louise and Margaret Eleanor Byers, at home in Dunbar and James Byers Cain, Dallas, Texas. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 14, 1935, page 3, column 4


BYERS SERVICES

Funeral services for Isa May Feather Byers will be solemnized at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the residence in Shady Lane. Burial will be in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.

Note from contributor:
   Hill Grove Cemetery Records—Buried Section A Lot 2


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 15, 1935, page 6, column 7

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Isaac R. BYERS (1855-1929)

ISAAC R. BYERS

Isaac R. Byers, aged 74 years, died suddenly at his home at Liberty, Dunbar township, at midnight, Monday. Mr. Byers had been in apparent good health and was in his usual good spirits when he retired. Mrs. Byers was awakened during the night and when she asked her husband if he was ailing, he was unable to reply. A physician was summoned but Mr. Byers died before he arrived. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Byers was born at Martinsburg, W. Va., on January 12, 1855, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byers. For a time the family lived at Upper Middletown, and came to Liberty about forty-five years ago. Mr. Byers had made his home in that community ever since. Mr. Byers, a staunch Democrat was register assessor in Dunbar township for 20 years. He was the incumbent official and was a candidate on the Democratic ticket to succeed himself at the election Tuesday. He had been engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics at Dawson. For a time he was treasurer of the board of road supervisors in Dunbar township. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lydia Davison Byers, and four children: Harry Byers, Hamonsburg; Mrs. J. W. Haught and Mrs. Fred L. Watson, Uniontown, and Ralph Byers, at home. There are seven grandchildren. The Rev. R. C. Byers of Denver, Colo., is a brother and Mrs. Irene McCinty of Martinsburg, W. Va., is a sister. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by burial in Dickerson Run Union cemetery at Vanderbilt.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday Evening, November 6, 1929, page 14, column 4

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Isaac S. BYERS (1845-1917)

ISAAC S. BYERS

Isaac S. Byers, a former well known resident of Fayette county, died yesterday morning at his home in Aurora, Neb., following a stroke of paralysis suffered last Tuesday. Deceased was born in Franklin township in 1845 and was a son of John W. and Jane Skiles Byers. Mr. Byers will be remembered by many of the citizens of this community as a leading farmer and stock raiser. He married Sarah Jane Bute, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clarissa Bute of Franklin township, and a sister of J. P. Bute of Connellsville and C. L. V. Bute of Uniontown. For some time after his father’s death, Mr. Byers continued to reside on the old home farm. In 1886 he sold his interest in the farm to his brother, Robert S. Byers and moved to Hamilton county, Nebraska, where he has since resided. In the growing western state he soon became known as one of the leading agriculturalists and stock raisers. For a time he engaged in exporting cattle to England. His cattle he sent to the Omaha stock yards were generally regarded as the finest to be seen in that great market. Deceased is survived by his widow, Sarah J. Byers, and four sons, Frank, John, Charles and Ernest, all of whom are married, and five daughters, Jennie, Bertie, Cora, Bessie and Minnie Byers, all at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 24, 1917, page 2, column 5

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Isaac W. BYERS Stone  (1832-1901)

Squire Isaac W. Byers of New Haven was stricken with paralysis Saturday evening, depriving him of the use of his left side and the power of speech. James H. Yates of Francis avenue was also stricken Saturday evening. Both cases are serious.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 1, 1901, page 6, column 2


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BYERS.—At his late home on Ninth street, New Haven on Thursday morning, January 31st, 1901, Isaac W. Byers, aged 69 years, from paralysis, a stroke of which he suffered on Saturday. Deceased was born in Dunbar township, a mile north of New Haven and he lived all his life in this neighborhood. He was the son of Andrew and Jane Allen Byers. Sixteen years ago he moved from Dunbar township where he had been a farmer all his life and came to New Haven. Twice he was honored with election as Justice of the Peace, serving his second term at time of his death. He had also held about all the offices in Dunbar township as a Republican, which was his politics. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Connellsville. In 1808 he was married to Miss Clarissa J. Russell of Connellsville. No children were born to the union. The funeral will be held from his home, Ninth street, New Haven, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Wm. A. Edie will conduct the services. The remains will be interred in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, February 1, 1901, page 8, column 4

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J. Wendell BYERS ( -1958)

J. W. Byers Rites Sunday

Funeral services will be held Sunday for J. Wendell Byers, 52, a Fayette County deputy sheriff for the past 18 years. Mr. Byers died yesterday afternoon at 4:30 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He had suffered a heart attack a week ago. Mr. Byers was a member of Lodge 92, Loyal Order of Moose, Perryopolis. Surviving are his widow, Katherine Byers; five sons, Bruce, Charles, Larry, Joel and Mark, at home; three stepchildren, Daniel, Camilla and Jerry Boyle, at home; his mother, Mrs. Virginia Byers, Monongahela; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Murphy, Perryopolis. Frineds will be received in the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis, after 7 o’clock tonight with services to be held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. William G. Morris, pastor of the Methodist Church, Star Junction, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 18, 1958, page 20, column 6

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James A. BYERS (1932-2002)

James A. Byers
Scottdale

James A. Byers, 70, of Scottdale, R.D.1 (Springer Road), passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, 2002, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born May 21, 1932, in Belle Vernon, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Amanda Cowan Byers. Jim married the former Betty Springer on June 10, 1961. Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He retired in 1994 from the Constar Co., Hunker, where he was employed as a tow motor operator. Previously, he worked for International Paper Corp. for 13 years. Jim was active in the Ruffsdale Pony League and Little League Baseball programs and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during peacetime. He attended East Huntingdon High School and was Protestant by faith. Jim enjoyed fishing, woodworking, sports, and especially entertaining small children with magic tricks. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 41 years, Betty Springer Byers; his two sons, Ronald Byers and wife, Diane (Owens), and Randall Byers and wife, Carol Sue (Grimm), all of Scottdale; his three granddaughters, Ariel, Aleia and Alecia Byers; his grandson, Ryan Byers; two sisters, Jean Eichholtz of Port Vue and Iva Leighty of Reston, Va.; three brothers, George Byers of Finleyville, Ernest Byers and wife, Jean, of Scottdale, R.D.1 and Russell Byers and wife, Ida, of Ruffsdale, R.D.1; a sister-in-law, Jane Byers of Scottdale, R.D.1; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Zane T. Byers, on Jan. 6, 2000; and two brothers-in-law, Charles Eichholtz and James Leighty. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/e-mail: fergfh@a1usa.net ). Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wendell S. Grimm officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601, in memory of James A. Byers. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 21, 2002

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James William BYERS ( -1938)

JAMES BYERS

James Byers, 45, employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, was found dead in his bed in the U. M. C. A. at Newell about 7:30 Wednesday morning, September 21, 1938. His death was attributed to heart failure. The body was removed to the Kisinger funeral home, Brownsville. He leaves a son, in Brownsville. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 22, 1938, page 8, column 5


BYERS SERVICES

Last rites for James William Byers, aged 50, well-known conductor for the P. & L. E. railroad for a number of years, who died suddenly of heart disease at 7 o’clock Wednesday morning, September 21, 1938, at his home in Newell, will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Kisinger funeral home, Brownsville. Rev. A. F. Banes will officiate, and burial will follow in the family plot in Redstone cemetery. Mr. Byers’ wife, Mrs. Sallie Davis Byers, died March 26, 1928. Surviving are two children, Virginia, Fayette City, and James, Jr., of Brownsville; three sisters, Mrs. Enoch Edmonds, Elizabeth; Mrs. Elroy Avery, Brownsville, and Mrs. Victor Grant, Grindstone, and four brothers, Roy, Redstone township; Shall, Cresson Heights; Clifford, of Grindstone, and Wilbert Davis, Pittsburgh.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 23, 1938, page 8, column 3

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Jennie BYERS ( -1865)

DEATHS

BYERS— In Columbus, Ohio, on the 18th inst., JENNIE, wife of Mr. Will. F. Byers, in the 25th year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, August 24, 1865, Vol. V, No. 29, page 2, column 7

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Jerome 'Jerry' BYERS (1930-2008)

Jerome S. Byers

Jerome "Jerry" Byers, 78, a loving husband, father, pappy, brother, and friend, passed peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2008. Jerry was born April 13, 1930, in Franklin Township, Pa., one of 12 children of Thomas Benjamin Byers and MaDora Honsaker Byers. Jerry had seven siblings preceded him: Marion Claybour, Caroline Gilleland, Thomas Byers, Jane Moss, Howard, Bruce, and Dale Byers.

Surviving siblings are Harriette Ferguson, Larna Newcomer, twin brother, David, and James Byers. Jerry leaves behind a loving spouse, partner, and friend of 49 years, Shirley Romesburg Byers, along with two sons and daughter-in-laws: Gregg J. and Dee Byers, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and Scott A. and June Byers, of Scranton, Pa. Left to cherish their beloved Pappy are six grandchildren: Jeramie Lynn and Jerrad Byers, of Uniontown, and Elliott, Evan, Benjamin, and Alexandra, of Scranton, Pa.; along with loving nieces, nephews, children in his extended family and friends.

Jerry was a graduate of the class of 1949, from Brownsville High School, in Fayette County, Pa., a decorated Veteran of the Korean War, an active member and leader of Asbury United Methodist Church, in Uniontown, and United Methodist Men. Jerry retired from Moss Food and Garden in 1995, and continued employment at Asbury United Methodist Church caring and loving for the building, grounds, and children of the church. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC. 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2008, in ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Uniontown. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., honoring his memory. The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to Asbury Methodist Men, in care of Asbury United Methodist Church, 50 Dunbar St., Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Memorial e-mails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, October 9, 2008

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Jerry BYERS (1862-1938)

BYERS FUNERAL

Funeral services for Jerry Byers, aged 76, retired police chief of the Monongahela Railroad, who died Sunday night, February 13, 1938, at the home in the South Side, Brownsville, of heart disease, will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Kisinger funeral home, with the Rev. A. F. Hanes, pastor of the First Christian church of Brownsville, in charge. Mr. Byers was born September 22, 1862, in Washington county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Byers, Sr. He became a patrolman for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad in 1900 and six years later was made police chief of the Monongahela railroad. He was retired on July 1, 1934. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Flora S. Byers; seven children: Tide Byers, Mrs. Charles Gallatin, Elizabeth; Mrs. Laurel Young, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. William Green, Philadelphia; Mrs. Harry Dunbar, Brownsville; Junior, of Pittsburgh, and Albert, of Daisytown, and one brother, William, of Elrama. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial will take place in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 15, 1938, page 2, column 2

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John Taylor BYERS Stone  (1875-1933)

John T. Byers Passes Away At His Home

John Taylor Byers, one of the city's most prominent citizens, died suddenly at his home, 15 Shady Lane, at 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning from a heart condition. Mr. Byers became stricken about two weeks ago and was forced to temporarily leave his work with the state highway department. Despite medical treatment and a number of consultations the condition became aggravated and ended fatally.

In 1905 Mr. Byers became superintendent of the labor brewery and affiliated with that company for years. Previously he had been employed by W. J. Rainey Company of Revere. He was born in 1875, near Dunbar and for years had been one of the county's most substantial citizens. Mr. Byers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Isa May Feather Byers and one son James A., a daughter Margaret died several years ago.

Funeral services will be held in the late home, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in charge. Rev. Hindman will be assisted by Rev. C. J. Whitlatch, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial in Hill Grove cemetery, Connellsville.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery Records Buried Section A Lot 2
   Father–John Hamilton Byers
   Mother–Margaret S. Taylor Byers


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 27, 1933, page 4, column 2

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John W. BYERS ( -1917)

JOHN W. BYERS.

John W. Byers, 66 years old, who for 15 years was superintendent of the H. C. Frick farms, with headquarters at Fairchance, died suddenly yesterday morning about 4:30 o’clock at his home at Crafton, Pa. Since leaving the H. C. Frick Coke Company about 10 years ago, Mr. Byers had been superintendent of stock for the Pittsburg Coal Company, with offices in Pittsburg. Funeral tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, with interment near New Wilmington. Mr. Byers was born in Mercer county, a son of Ebenezer and Hannah McClain Byers. About 25 years ago he was appointed superintendent of the farms of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, holding the position for 15 years. He is survived by his widow, one son, Wiley L. Byers of Uniontown and one daughter, Miss Helen Byers at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 19, 1917, page 2, column 4

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Lillian Battenfield BYERS (1899-1994)

Lillian Byers

   Lillian Battenfield Byers, 95, of Moyer Avenue, Scottdale, died Monday, Oct. 10, 1994, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born July 31, 1899, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Davies Battenfield. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Scottdale and she enjoyed flowers and gardening. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Clarkson of Scottdale, Mrs. Gerald (Virginia L.) Jackson of Green Valley, Ariz., and Patricia A. Byers of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; one son, Henry V. Byers of Scottdale; eight grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Christner of Scottdale. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry J. Byers, in 1963; one son, John Edward Byers, in 1931; one brother, Henry Battenfield; and two sisters, Annie Tedrow and Florence Battenfield.


BYERS— Lillian Battenfield Byers of Moyer Avenue, Scottdale, died Monday, Oct. 10, 1994. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, next to her husband. Family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association in care of 593 Rugh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601, in memory of Lillian Byers. A rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Wednesday and a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, October 11, 1994

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Louise BYERS ( -1928)

LOUISE BYERS

Mrs. Louise Byers, aged 67 years, 7 months and 28 days, died at the home of Norman Beal in Hopwood, Thursday afternoon, August 30, 1928, at 2 o’clock, following an illness of a complication of diseases. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Anna Bohlman of Johnstown, Mrs. George Ridenour of Hopewell and Mrs. Clayton Thomas of Hopwood, and three sons, John Byers of Everett, Dewey Byers and W. M. Byers, both of Hopwood. The funeral cortège will leave the Beal home Saturday morning at 7 o’clock, going to the Yellow Creek Reformed church near Bedford where funeral services will be held at 2:30 in the afternoon, followed by burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 31, 1928, page 17, column 5

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Lydia Davison BYERS ( -1936)

MRS. LYDIA D. BYERS

Mrs. Lydia Davison Byers, widow of Isaac Byers, died at 8:25 o’clock Sunday morning, February 16, 1936, in the family residence at Liberty. Death followed a protracted illness. She was a daughter of the late Melford and Lydia Davison, of Tippecanoe, and was married to Mr. Byers, Christmas Day, 1883. He died about six years ago. Had she lived until next April 12, Mrs. Byers would have passed her 81st birthday anniversary. Surviving are four children, Harry Byers, Harmonsburg, Pa.; Ralph Byers, at home; Mrs. Fred L. Watson and Mrs. J. William Haught, of Uniontown; E. E. Davison, Uniontown; Bruno Davison, Lemont; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. D. C. White, pastor of the Vanderbilt Presbyterian church, will conduct funeral services in the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Dickerson Run Union cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 17, 1936, page 3, column 2

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Madge Dodrill BYERS ( -1942)

MADGE BYERS

Mrs. Madge Byers, a Gold Star Mother of New Geneva, died at her home, Friday night, February 6, 1942, at 8:15 o’clock of complications. Surviving are two daughters, Ethel of Masontown and Nellie of Buckhannon, W. Va. A son, Bernard, was killed in World War No. I. Also surviving are a brother, John Dodrill of Webster Springs, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Woodsell of Webster Springs, W. Va.; Mrs. Cara Hamrick of Bergoo, W. Va., and Mrs. Rosena Harmick of Valley Head, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body will be removed Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the O. S. Vance and Son Funeral Home, Smithfield to the family residence where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Mountain of Greensboro, will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 7, 1942, page 11, column 2

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Maggie BYERS ( -1877)

DIED

   BYERS— Maggie, wife of J. H. Byers died of consumption on the 22nd, inst., at her residence near Dunbar.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 27, 1877, page 3

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Margaret BYERS ( -1913)

MOUNT PLEASANT

MOUNT PLEASANT, May 3.—Mrs. Margaret Byers died at the Main street home of her son, William L. Byers, yesterday morning. Mrs. Byers was 85 years old and had made her home with Mrs. Trauger until last August when she came here to live. Two daughters, Mrs. A. O. Elder of Chicago, and Mrs. J. R. Trauger of Alexander, Minn., and two sons, J. A. Byers of Hamilton, Ill., and William of this place. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the house.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 3, 1913, page 5, column 2

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Margaret C. BYERS ( -1870)

DIED.

BYERS— At the residence of her parents in Dunbar township, on Sunday, the 26th inst., Miss Margaret C. Byers, at an advanced age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 24, 1870, Vol. III, No. 7, page 3, column 7

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Margaret M. BYERS Stone  (1835-1933)

Mrs. Margaret M. Byers

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Mrs. Margaret McIlree Byers, one of the oldest residents of Menallen township died Saturday in the home of her son, Harry A. Byers of the …………… She was in her 98th year.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 9, 1933, page 6, column 2

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Maria L. BYERS ( -1911)

BROKEN IN HEALTH, WOMAN TAKE LIFE.
Mrs. Maria L. Byers Drowned Herself in Dunbar Creek

SUFFERED NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Aged Woman Got Up at an Early Hour This Morning
and Walked Quarter of a Mile to the Creek—Body Found
in Three Feet of Water.

Mrs. Maria L. Byers, aged about 70 years, a life long resident of Dunbar, in a state of mental aberration wandered away from her home on Connellsville street this morning and was found several hours later drowned in Dunbar Creek. The body was lying in three feet of water at the old pumping station of the Cambria Steel Company. Apparently Mrs. Byers had been dead only a short time. The creek is high from recent rains and the body was washed over close to the shore. Mrs. Byers had been suffering from a nervous ailment for some months. However, the members of the family had not noticed any change for the worse in her condition the last few days. She was as well as usual when she retired last evening. This morning about 6 o’clock, Miss Ella Byers who slept in the same room with her mother, gave the alarm when she discovered that her mother had gotten up, dressed and left the house. It was some time before trace of her was discovered. Then her footsteps were tracked across the bottom to Dunbar creek the Cambria pumping station where the body was found. Mrs. Byers was a daughter of the late John and Ella Spears. She was a resident of Dunbar all her life, living for many years in the old Spears homestead. Her husband David A. Byers is dead. Mrs. Byers is survived by two daughters, Miss Ella and Mrs. Will Bowden, one sister, Miss Hattie Spears and one brother, John Spears, of DesMoines, In. Mrs. Byers was president of the Women’s Foreign and Home Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church of Dunbar and always took an active part in church work there. No arrangements for the funeral had been made up to noon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, February 1, 1911, page 1, column 4


Death of Mrs. Byers Accidental;
Fell Into Creek Walking Along Bank.

Mrs. Maria L. Byers, whose body was found in Dunbar creek near the old Cambria pumping station yesterday morning, was a victim of accidental drowning. Mrs. Byers, it is stated by members of the family and close friends at Dunbar, arose early yesterday morning and started to her old home which took her past the point where her body was later found. There were evidences to show that the aged lady had turned the wrong direction just at the joint where her body was found and stumbled into the creek. She was unable to get up, perhaps being stunned by the fall or overcome by the water when she fell face downward in it. At the spot in which her body was found the water was about two feet deep. Mrs. Byers was in her usual health on Tuesday evening. She had never been despondent and took an active part and interest in church work. When she left home yesterday morning, Mrs. Byers was fully dressed as though she had intended spending the day on a visit away from home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, February 2, 1911, page 1, columns 5&6

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Mary Lenora BYERS ( -1932)

MARY LENORA BYERS

Mrs. Mary Lenora Byers, aged 66 years eight months and 12 days, died at noon Thursday, January 7, 1932, at her home, House 25, Braznell, following a seven months illness of complications. Surviving are: her husband, Milo Byers; four daughters, Mrs. Enoch Edmond, South Boownsville; Mrs. Gustave Drews, Star City, W. Va.; Mrs. Elroy Averys, Glassport; Mrs. Victor Grant, Braznell; five sons, James, of South Brownsville, Wilbur, of Pittsburgh, Shall, Daisytown; Clifford and Ray at home; 23 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Mitchell, Fredericktown, and one brother, Will Jordon, Newport News, Va. Funeral services will be conducted in the home Sunday at 2:30 o’clock in charge of Rev. A. F. Haines, pastor of the South Brownsville Christian church. Burial will be in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 8, 1932, page 18, column 2

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Mrs. W. R. BYERS ( -1910)

MRS. W. R. BYERS DEAD
Went to Latrobe to Nurse Son and Took Typhoid

TARRS, Pa., Feb. 12.—Mrs. W. R. Byers of Tarr, who went to Latrobe a few weeks ago to nurse her son, Byron W. Byers, late of Fairmont street, and who, on the day her son succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever, was carried from the house to the Westmorland hospital, having, herself, been taken down with fever, died at the hospital yesterday morning, her death having been due to fever complicated with other diseases. She was 66 years and is survived by six children, viz: W. O. Cowan, M. P. Byers and J. S. Byers, all of Tarr; Mrs. Emma Francis, of Ruffsdale; John C. Byers, of New Stanton, and Mrs. Fred Wineman of Youngwood. Just a year ago her husband died in the Mt. Pleasant hospital, and the death of her son Byron occurred 11 days ago. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. O. Cowan of Tarr. The interment will follow in the cemetery at the Middle Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 12, 1910, page 5, column 3

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Nellie Blanche Hiles BYERS (1907-2002)

NELLIE BLANCHE HILES BYERS

Nellie Blanche Byers, 95, of Fredericksburg, Va., formerly of Palmer, Pa., passed away on Saturday October 19, 2002, in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. She was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Dawson, Pa., daughter the late William P. Hiles and Leona (Feather) Hiles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. "Casey" Byers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Byers is survived by her daughter, Lois F. Gates and husband, Keith of Fredericksburg, Va.; a granddaughter, Georgia Lee Gates; a grandson, Keith W. Gates; five great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Friends will be received in the H. DAVID MCELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main St., McClellandtown, Pa., tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. William Rodehaver officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, October, 2002

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Robert S. BYERS Stone  (1851-1914)

ROBERT S. BYERS
Prominent Franklin Township Farmer Dies Suddenly

Robert S. Byers, 63 years old, a prominent farmer of Franklin township died suddenly, Friday afternoon about 1:10 o’clock at his home near Dawson of heart trouble, super induced by the intense heat. Mr. Byers ate a hearty dinner and apparently was in his usual health. Hearing a commotion at his chicken house he went out to investigate the matter and was stricken near the gate of his home. He had been a sufferer of heart trouble for the past year or more. After falling to the street, Mrs. Myers attempted to get up and had partially succeeded when he fell back unconscious. Physicians were summoned, but Mr. Byers died without regaining consciousness. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence, with Rev. J. B. Reed, pastor of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Laurel Hill cemetery. Mr. Byers was born on the farm where he died, February 17, 1851, a son of John W. and Jane Woods Skiles Byers. He was reared on the farm and obtained a good education. He was twice married, January 28, 1875, he married Miss Ella Cooper, a daughter of Joel and Eliza Cooper. To the union two children were born, Isaac L. and Joel F. Byers. His first wife died in 1878 and in 1892 he married Miss Caroline Gileland, daughter of Henry and Marie Patterson Gilleland. Eleven children were born, ten of whom survive as follows: John H., Thomas B., Nancy Jane, Olive E., Annie E., Jerome and Jesse. He is also survived by tow brothers, Isaac Byers of Nebraska, and John W. Byers of Grand Ridge, Ill. He was a member of the county Lodge No 728, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a Democrat and held offices of school director and road supervisor.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 2, 1914, page 5, column 6

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Ruth Cramer BYERS ( -1997)

Ruth Byers

   Ruth (Cramer) Byers, 76, formerly of South Huntingdon Township, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 1997, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. Ruth was a homemaker. She is survived by her loving family: three daughters, Ethel Rupp and her husband, Paul of Ruffsdale, Edith Toward and her husband, Robert of Greensburg and Marie Hough and her husband, Ronald of Scottdale R.D. 1; a son, James R. Pletcher and his wife, Alice of Ruffsdale; six grandchildren; two great- grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Mae Overly and Mrs. Edna Eicher, both of Kingview; two brothers, Earl Cramer of Scottdale R.D. 1 and Ken Cramer of Kingview; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, 1997 until 11 a.m., the hour of service. The family suggests memorials to the Scottdale Church of Christ, Chestnut & Loucks, Scottdale, PA 15683, in memory of Ruth Byers.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, April 17, 1997

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bullet Sara J. BYERS died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has been received here telling of the death of Mrs. Sarah (?) J. Byers, aged 86, in her home at Aurora, Neb., Tuesday evening, November 27, 1934. She was a native of Fayette county having been born on the old Bute homestead in Franklin township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Clarissa Bute.
J. P. Bute and Mrs. Joseph B. Henderson and Mrs. George L. Armstrong, all of Connellsville, are a brother and sister of Mrs. Byers.
(newspaper dated Nov. 30, 1934)


Susan BYERS Stone  (1835-1896)

The funeral of Miss Susan Byers, whose death occurred on Monday from paralysis, took place on Monday, interment at Laurel Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were Isaac Taylor, James Henderson, George H. Swearingen, W. S. Gaddis, David Williams and S. Finley Russell.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, July 17, 1896, page 8, column 2

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T. B. BYERS, Jr. ( -1916)

FIVE MEET DEATH ON TRACKS OR IN MINE OVER SUNDAY

Article begins with other accidents.

T. B. Byers, Jr., 32 years old, a brakeman on the P. V. & C. branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, died Saturday afternoon of injuries suffered on Saturday morning when he was caught between two cars and squeezed, while the train was shifting in the yards at West Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, March 13, 1916, page 1, column 7, paragraph 5

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Wiley L. BYERS, Sr.Photo Stone  (1881-1964)

Wiley Byers Passes Away Last Night
Coal Industry Leader, Active In Civic Affairs

Death last night summoned Wiley L. Byers, Sr., 82, well known Uniontown resident, in his home at Kensington and Stockton Aves. Active all his life in community affairs, Mr. Byers was an authority on the coal business. A coal broker, he operated and later owned the Producers Coal and Coke Co. for many years. During World War I he was a fuel administrator for the federal government in the bituminous coal region. Born in Mercer County, Sept. 10, 1881, he was brought to Uniontown about 1900 by his parents, the late John W. and Ann Riddle Byers. His father was farm superintendent for the old H. C. Frick Coke Co.

Motor Firm

Mr. Byers owned the Keystone Auto Building on W. Main St., and was a former operator of the Keystone Motor Co. He had been semi-retired for the past five years. He was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church, a member and trustee of the former First Presbyterian Church. He was s fifty-year member of Laurel Lodge 651, F. and A. M. and Uniontown Lodge of Perfection. He had also been a member of several clubs, including the Uniontown Rotary Club and the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh. Death came to Mr. Byers after a brief illness. The family said he fell last Thursday. Surviving are his widow, Pauline Reid Byers; tow daughters Mrs. Stuart Forstall, Rock Cave, W. Va.; Mrs. George Shaffer, Kenilworth, Ill.; three sons, Reid S. Byers, Birmingham, Ala.; Wiley L., Jr., Uniontown; Jack B., Buckhannon, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Clifton Brittan, St. Petersburg, Fla., also survives. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., tonight from 7 to 9, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Vincent T. Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 22, 1964, page 1, column 4

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William BYERS ( -1941)

WILLIAM BYERS

William Byers, 58, died at his home in New Geneva, Sunday, March 2, 1941, at 9:15 p.m., following an extended illness. Surviving are his widow, Madge; four children, Mrs. Kathleen Chandler, Akron, O.; Bert Byers, Akron, O.; Claude, Akron, and Mrs. Stuart Mason, of Lakemore, O.; two stepchildren, Ethel Marshall, Masontown, and Nellie Baugman, of Buckhannon, W. Va.; one brother, Rude Byers, Messmore, Pa.; three half-brothers, J. R. Stancel, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; Lewis of Masontown, and Charles, of Dawson; two half-sisters, Mrs. Orthnile Livingston, and Mrs. Harry Hon and his step-father, Edward Stacel. Friends are being received at Vance’s Funeral Home, Smithfield, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in New Geneva Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 4, 1941, page 4, column 3

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bullet Frederick BYRER died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

BYRER-September 7, after a short illness Mr. Frederick Byrer, aged 77 years.
Mr. Byrer was one of our oldest citizens. He was born in Germany, and came to this country at an early age with his father. He removed to this place from Westmoreland in about the year 1818. He started in the Cooper trade and carried on the business very successfully. He made the first pine ware that was manufactured in the West, and his half bushel and peck measures branded with his mark were received as the standard measure in this country. By economy and good management, he amassed a good deal of wealth. He was for a number of years the collector of the various taxes of the Borough, and discharged the duties of the office with moderation and satisfaction to all. Mr. Byrer was a good enterprising citizen, and was always ready to take part in anything calculated to advance the interests of our town and increase its prosperity.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Sept. 9, 1869.


Annie BYRNE ( -1962)

ANNIE BYRNE

  SCOTTDALE— Miss Annie Byrne of 401 Brown St., Everson, died in her home at 7 p.m. Saturday after an extended illness. She was born at Everson, a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Lowry Byrne and formerly was postmaster at Everson. She was a charter member of Hamilton-Maloy VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary of Everson and a member of St. John’s R. C. Church of Scottdale and the Altar Society. Eight nieces and 12 nephews survive. She was preceded in death by a sister and seven brothers, Miss Mary Byrne, Henry J., John R., Arthur P., Francis W., Edward A., James and Thomas. The body will be in the Murphy funeral home until 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. Solemn Requiem high mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. in St. John’s Church by Rev. James A. Byrne, a nephew of the deceased; Rev. Gerald A. Schroth and the Rev. John A. Regoli. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum in St. John’s Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 14, 1962, page 4, column 5

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Arthur P. BYRNE ( -1935)

   Arthur P. Byrne, Scottdale, Dies; Ill Three Weeks Arthur P. Byrne, 71 years old, one of the best known residents of Scottdale, died at 9:20 o’clock Tuesday night at his home at 410 Eleanor avenue, Scottdale, following an illness of three weeks of complications. Mr. Byrne was engaged in the insurance and real estate business for the past 35 years and remained active until the time of his illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Byrne, and the following children: John L. Byrne, Evelyn Byrne Pisula, J. Regis Byrne, Arthur P. Byrne, Jr., Florence Byrne and Louis Byrne, all of Scottdale. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Frank W. Byrne of Connellsville, Mary Byrne and Anna Byrne of Everson and Edward A. Byrne of Scottdale. The funeral will be held Friday morning with requiem high mass at 10 o’clock at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church at Scottdale. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July, 1935

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