Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


bullet Capt. Henry N. CLARKE died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Eva Kelly, 217 Union street, returned yesterday from Washington D.C., where she attended, Thursday morning, funeral services for her brother, the late Captain Henry N. Clarke, 67, who died Tuesday, August 18, 1931, in the Walter Reed Hospital.
Captain Clarke was buried in Arlington National cemetery.
Surviving Captain Clarke, in addition to Mrs. Kelly, are two brothers, Aster, and Alfred Clarke, both of Clarendon, Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Quinn, Fort Riley, Kan., and Mrs. J. B. Caukin, Washington, D.C.


Naomi G. Shaw CLAUSNER ( -1995)

   Naomi G. Shaw Clausner, 92, of 707 Church St., Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, March 2, 1995, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends were received in the FRANK R. ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 627 Smithfield St., Mount Pleasant, where services will be held at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Timothy Sweigart officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Dora A. Showalter CLAWSON ( -1938)

   Mrs. Dora A. Showalter Clawson, 68, died at her home in Smithfield Monday night, August 8, 1938 at 8 o’clock following a long illness of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her husband, J. C. Clawson and the following children, Mrs. Mary Warner of Morgantown; Mrs. Ruth Moser of Smithfield; Edgar of Morgantown, W. Va., Alston B. of Fairchance, Ray of Pittsburgh and Harold at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 9, 1938

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Emma E. CLAWSON ( -1868)

Died

   CLAWSON— October 3d, of Scarlet Fever at the residence of her father's in Monroe, Emma E., daughter of Lot W. and Elizabeth Clawson, in the 5th year of her age.

Cruel death thou hast taken our blossom unblown,
Our idol, our darling, our loved one is gone.
Bitter tears we have shed, but alas I could not save.
She has gone for to sleep the long sleep of the grave.
But amid the dark gloom a bright dawning we see.
And a voice whispers, come dear children to me.
Of such is my Kingdom—then haste hither come,
and be blest evermore in my glorious home.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 15, 1868, Vol. I, No. 41, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Harry M. CLAWSON (1936-1994)

   Harry M. Clawson, 58, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, died Monday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Janet Rimel Clawson; two daughters, Dawn Hartley of Reston, Va., and Lori Clawson of Irwin; a son, H. Mark Clawson, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; two grandchildren and three brothers, Don L. Clawson and J. Thomas Clawson, both of South Connellsville, and David A. Clawson of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Thursday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–June 6, 1936
   Died—–October 31, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, November 2, 1994

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bullet John CLAWSON died in 1857. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

At his residence in Carmichael Town, Greene County, on the 2d of July, A.D. 1857, John Clawson, son of Garret Clawson, formerly of Fayette, county, Pa., of a lingering and painful disease. Mr. Clawson had been an old and highly respectable citizen of the county of his adoption, and has left many friends there and in this county, to deplore his loss. He was sixty years of age, and died respected by all who knew him.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 9, 1857.


Kezia CLAWSON ( -1853)

DIED

   On the 3rd of April, 1853, in Wood Co., Va., of Inflammation of the Lungs, Mrs. KEZIA CLAWSON, in the 79th year of her age, and formerly of this county.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 14, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 1, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Olive CLAWSON died in 1854. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
After four days illness in Wisconsin, Mrs. Olive Clawson, Consort of Garret Clawson, formerly of Georges Township, Fayette Co.
Genius of Liberty, December 28, 1854. Volume 3. Number 34, Page 3, Column 1


Robert T. CLAWSONPhoto  (1926-2012)

Robert T. Clawson
OLIVER

Robert T. Clawson, 86, of Oliver, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 26, 1926, in Grindstone, a son of the late Earl L. and Nellie D. Coughenour Clawson. Robert attended Brownsville High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a coal miner for U.S. Steel at its Robena and Maple Creek Mines. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army in the Pacific Theater of action and was a member of the Uniontown VFW. Robert was an avid hunter and was a member of the Fayette Gun Club. He was a member of the Faith Bible Church in Connellsville. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Lynn Miller Clawson; his children, Bonnie Hartley and her husband, Robert, of Uniontown, Dana McCune and her husband, John, of Uniontown, Larry Clawson and his wife, Karen, of Lake Worth, Fla., and Robin Burke and her husband, James, of Salem, Va.; his grandchildren, Matthew Hartley, Allison Parker, Mallory McCune, Mackenzie McCune, Corey Clawson, Mia Clawson and Alexander Burke; his great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Alexa Hartley; his sister-in-law, Shirley Dennis and her husband, Robert of Hopwood; his step-daughter, Anita Stark and her husband, Jesse “JB”, of Juniata, and Pamela Stewart and her husband, Daniel, of Lexington, Ky.; his step-grandchildren, Dayna Martin, of Juniata, and Christina Noel and her husband, Rick, of Mt. Pleasant; his step-great-grandchildren, Gavin Martin and Ricky Noel; his brother-in-law, Raymond Lynn and his wife, Betty, of Vermillion, S.D.; and his sister-in-law, Brenda Hall, of Washington, Pa. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628- 1430, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Barry Witt officiating. A committal service with military rites by the Hopwood AVETS 103 will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery, Hopwood. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Faith Bible Church, 425 S. Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425, or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 936, Uniontown, PA 15401, in memory of Robert L. Clawson. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Mary Steele CLAYBAUGH ( -1995)

   Mary Steele Claybaugh, 88, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died Wednesday, June 14, 1995, at her residence. She is survived by a son, Bill Claybaugh of Kailua, Hawaii; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ordenstein’s Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary, P.O. Box 4417, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744. No services are schedule.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet Sarah CLAYTON died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

At her residence, in Connellsville, Pa, on Wednesday evening, the 7th inst., Mrs. SARAH CLAYTON at the advanced age of 78 years.
Some fifty years ago, Mrs. Clayton emigrated with her husband from Mount Holly, New Jersey to what was called the Great West, stopping at Jacob's Creek, Fayette Co. Pa, and settled on a farm—in a few years they removed to Connellsville, which at that early period, contained but a few houses, and was comparatively a wilderness, where she resided up to the time of her demise.
She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church in good standing for upwards of forty years,       G.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 15, 1863.
Vol. 2, No. 49, Pg. 5, Col. 2.
 


Thomas CLEAR ( -1869)

Died

  CLEAR— Near Smithfield, Pa., April 20, Mr. Thomas Clear, aged 18 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 29, 1869, Vol. II, No. 16, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Rose Stary CLEARAGE (1929-2012)

MCCLELLANDTOWN
Rose Clearage

Rose (Stary) Clearage, 83, of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in the company of family members at home. She was born January 30, 1929 in Ronco, Pa., the daughter of Edward and Mary Stary. Rose graduated from German Township High School, the class of 1947. Early on, she worked as a dental assistant. She was a lifelong home-maker and caretaker. Later in life, she worked at the local post office. Rose was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary's, Leckrone. She was a past member and officer of the Ladies' Auxiliary, Ronco Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Agatha Ahrenstedt, Fred Stary, Steve Stary and Joanne Mika. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael; daughters, Michele Moser and husband, Ronald, of Bethlehem, Pa.; Denise Bobincheck and husband, Richard, of McClellandtown, with whom she made her home; granddaughter, Jennifer Bobincheck Frantz and husband, Justin; great-granddaughters, Ava and Anna Frantz; sisters, Pauline Balcer and Louise Keipert; brother, Edward Stary, Jr. and his wife, Mary Ann, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, ST. MARY CHURCH, in Leckrone, PA on Friday, June 22, 2012 for visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., immediately followed by a Memorial Mass with Fr. John M. Butler as celebrant. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery will be private. The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Home Health Care and Hospice and the UPMC Cancer Center in Uniontown for your kindness and supportive care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rose's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Parish, PO Box 248, Leckrone PA 15454. Arrangements and professional services are in the care of the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 21, 2012, page B3

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Guy CLEGG, Jr. (1949-1994)

   Guy Clegg Jr., 44, of Masontown R.D. 1 (Woodside), died Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994, as a result of the US Air plane crash. He was born in Morgantown, W. Va., on Oct. 15, 1949, the son of Guy and Ethel Lewis Clegg Sr. of Lake Lynn R.D. 1, Pa. He was a 1967 graduate of Albert Gallatin Senior High School; formerly served in the U.S. Army Reserves; and was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ; he was formerly employed at Volkswagen of North American in New Stanton for ten years; and was currently employed as a supervisor at Sterling Plumbing Group Inc., Morgantown, W. Va. where he worked for a total of 13 ½ years. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Susan V. Stevens Clegg, both at home; a brother, Keith L. Clegg of Lake Lynn R.D. 1; maternal grandparents, Walter and Arizona Lewis of Lake R.D. 1; a niece, Dana Clegg; and a nephew, Keith Clegg Jr. The family will receive friends at the Oak Grove Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when a memorial service will be held with his pastor, Tom Fowler, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Oak Grove Church of Christ Building Fund, Lake Lynn R.D. 1, Pa. 15451. Arrangements are under direction of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, September 8, 1994

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Filmore A. CLEM ( -1949)

CLEM FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Filmore A. Clem of Perryopolis, R. D., who died Thursday morning at his home; will be held there at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Howard McCloy officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 3

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bullet Rev. Lewis Thomas CLEMENT obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Rev. Lewis Thomas Clement, moderator of the Youghiogheny Western Baptist Association, died Monday morning at 7:30 in the Connellsville State hospital.  He was born Oct. 18, 1881, in Pittsylvania county, Virginia.  He leaves surviving, his wife, Lillian Lambert Clement; five children, James, Lillian, Helen, Francis, all at home, and Sidney, of Columbus, O., born to a former marriage.  Three brothers, Cleveland, Callands, Va., Harry, Cleveland, O.; Lewis, Newark, N.J.; three sisters, Elsie Jackson Queen Owens, Octavie Butler, all at Newark, N.J.; father and mother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. William Lambert, Connellsville; two first cousins, Clement McGhee, Philadelphia; Thomas McGhee, Fairchance.  A large number of other relatives in this state, Virginia and Ohio, and a host of friends also survive.
The body will lie in state in Rocky Mount Baptist church from Wednesday at noon until Thursday at noon at which time the funeral will be held.
Active pallbearers, J. C. Glass, Brownsville; M. Dickens, Filbert; Mr. Woolridge, Charleroi; John Branch, Jefferson; Frank Johnson, Brownsville, and J. L. Brisco, Fairchance.
Honorary pallbearers, Rev. L. T. Stewart, Bellevernon; Rev. L. Dowling, Edenborn; Rev. E. D. Spinner, Fairchance; Rev. D. H. Presley, D???
(balance of obit is missing)


Rachel L. Minor CLEMENT ( -1865)

DEATHS

MINOR CLEMENT— At the residence of her Father-in-law, (Mr. Samuel M. Clement) in North Union township; on Saturday, 23d inst., of Consumption, RACHEL L. MINOR, wife of Jacob S. Clement, in the 28th year of her age; leaving a husband and three children to mourn her loss.

“When we at death must part,
How k...en, how deep the pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 28, 1865, Vol. V, No. 34, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Harold Richard CLEMENTS (1918-1944)

SGT. HAROLD CLEMENTS

   The funeral service for Sergeant Harold Richard Clements, 26, who was killed in action at St. Vich, Germany, September 14, 1944, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, with Rev. W. S. Hamilton of Tarrs officiating. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery with military rites at the grave in charge of Hughes Post No. 146, American Legion of Dunbar. The soldier was born at Dunbar September 17, 1918, a son of George and Carrie Clements, and lived there all his life. He attended Dunbar Township High School and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church at Dunbar. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, George, Charles and Edgar of Dunbar and Milton of Connellsville, and two sisters, Miss Dorothy Clements of Michigan and Mrs. Clara Livingston of Connellsville. The body will be at the paternal home until 12 o’clock Sunday afternoon when it will be removed to the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Sophia C. CLEMENTS ( -1958)

CLEMENTS, MRS. SOPHIA C. — Aged 58, 10210 Avon Ave., Cleveland, O., died Sunday, January 19, 1958, at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland Hospital, following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, John Clements and these brothers and sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Guman and John Yablonsky, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Anna Milnarcik, Masontown; Stephen Yablonsky, Youngstown; Mrs. Catherine Gurick, Masontown; Mrs. Sue Hartosh, Oliver 3. Arrangements under the direction of the Haky Funeral Home are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 20, 1958, page 2, column 7

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bullet Charles CLEMMER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Following an operation in a Detroit hospital, Charles Clemmer, 29, of 1244 Philadelphia avenue, Detroit, former resident of Gans, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was a native of Fayette county, and lived in Gans, near Point Marion until about eight years ago when he went into the radio business in the mid-western city.
Surviving are his widow, Mary Deloris, his father, J. N. Clemmer, Gans; and five brothers and two sisters, Jesse Andrew, Gans; Russell, Smithfield; Fred, Vestaburg; Mrs. Gladys Dodson, Point Marion; Mrs. Mabel Newbraugh, Vestaburg; James, of  Gans, and J. N. Jr.; Gans.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Cooper's Funeral Parlors at Mick street, Detroit.
(Herald - June 15, 1938)


bullet Mrs. Christena CLEMMER died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

CLEMMER—In Springhill tp., on the 23rd ult., at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Jos. Gans, Mrs. Christena Clemmer, in the 99the year of her age.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. March 10, 1864.


bullet Mrs. Nora M. CLEMMER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Nora M. Clemmer, of Gans, died at the Uniontown hospital Tuesday evening, July 6, 1937, at 7:57 o'clock.  She was 53 years of age.
Mrs. Clemmer is survived by her husband, Newton Clemmer, and the following children: Jesse and Albert of Lake Lynn; Russell, of Smithfield; Fred, of Vestaburg; Mrs. John Dodson and James, of Gans; Mrs. Mabel Newbrough, of Vestaburg, and Charles, of Detroit.
The following brothers and sisters, all of Morgantown, W. Va., also survive; George Hayden, William Hayden, Mrs. Carrie Crow and Mrs. Annie Manier.
The funeral party will meet at the home of Mrs. Dodson at Gans, at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and will go from there to the Tyrone church near Morgantown where funeral services will be conducted.  Burial will be in the Pierpont cemetery.


Merle T. CLERE, Sr. ( -1942)

Merle Thomas Clere, 52, lifelong resident of Brownsville, died at his home Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. following a lingering illness. He was the son of the late Thomas and Rebecca Long Clere.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Josephine Clere and a son, Merle T. Clere, Jr. The body has been removed from the Kissinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, to the family residence where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Paul P. Holden, Pastor of the Second Methodist Church of Brownsville will officiate. Burial will follow in Redstone Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stewart Henderson, Earl Ebbert, Edward Deyarmon, Armond Capulo, Strickland Pollock, Dr. W. F. Keck, Clarence Dawson and Eugene Homme.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 9, 1942, page 3, column 6

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Diska J. Hall CLICK (1899-1995)

   Diska J. Hall Click, 96, of Uniontown died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995, in Fayette Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1899, in Doro, Mo., daughter of the late Sherman and Sarah Owens Hall. Mrs. Click is survived by a daughter, Ruby Todd of Uniontown, three grandchildren, and a sister, Alpha Collins of Doro, Mo. A private service will be held for the family. Arrangements are under direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania, Cranberry Professional Park, Evans City, PA 16033.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Nick CLICKOVICH ( -1996)

   Nick Clickovich, “Retired Gun Smith”, 72, of Fairhope, Belle Vernon, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, in Memorial Hospital, Flaler, Fla., following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his second wife, Helen Salyers Manzola Clickovich; three stepsons, William E. Manzola of Florida, Henry C. Manzola of the State of California and Bradley C. Manzola of Fayette City R. D., Pa.; one stepdaughter, Robin McFadden of Monongahela, Pa.; and one brother, Melvin Clickovich of Valparaiso, Ind. Friends will be received in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Main St., Fayette City, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9, 1996 until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, December 6, 1996

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Frank Denny CLIFFORD (1865-1949)

CLIFFORD FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Frank Denny Clifford, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., a former resident of Connellsville, who died Friday at his home after a brief illness, was held Monday morning. Requiem high mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church and burial was made in Spring Hill Cemetery at Huntingdon. Mr. Clifford, born September 22, 1865, in Huntingdon, Pa., was a former bookkeeper employed by the U. S. Coal & Coke Company at Gary, W. Va., and earlier for the H. C. Frick Coke Company in Scottdale, Connellsville, and vicinity. For the past 25 years he was in business for himself as a certified public accountant. At one time he had also been associated with the George Washington Life Insurance Company, the Federal Auditing Company and the Litz-Smith Coal Company at Huntington. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Knights of Columbus, B. P. O. Elks and United Commercial Travelers. Mr. Clifford was active in the Republican Party. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Gillespie at home; two sons, Don and Thomas L. Clifford at home; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 16, 1949, page 2, column 3

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John M. CLINGAN (1919-1993)

CLINGAN, JOHN M., “RIP”— Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 South Mount Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. W. Darwin Collins officiating. Interment will follow in McClellandtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at graveside by VFW Post 47. Uniontown B.P.O. Elks 370 will hold services today at 8 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–June 17, 1919
   Died—–December 31, 1993


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1993

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bullet Anna(Sproul) CLISTER died in 1948. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Anna S.Clister Aged 89 died Sunday March 28,1948 at 5:45 A.M. in her home near Markleysburg. She was preceeded in death by her husband W.H.Clister, one son Sanford and one daughter Elsie. Surviving are the following children, Mrs Eva Williams of Grantsville Md: Miss Estella Clister at home. Mrs Florence Williams of Grantsville Md: Chester R.Clister of Uniontown: 13 grandchildren: 21 great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late home, Markleysburg R.D.1 where services will be conducted Wednesday, March 31 at 2 P.M. with Rev. John Rodahaver officiating. Internment will be in the Addison Cemetery under the direction of the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg.
Obit located: Uniontown Evening Standard March 29,1948


bullet Mrs. Ellen (Bird) CLISTER died in 1910. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

After braving the storms of 94 winters Mrs Ellen Clister, widow of Peter Clister
died at her home in Markleysburg on Friday October 21, 1910. Her death was due to a gradual physical breakdown  accompanied by extreme old age.
Mrs Clister was the mother of seven children, six girls and one boy. Two daughters died before her.The surviving children are W.H.Clister, Mrs Lucinda Tissue and Miss Matilda Clister of Tissue. Mrs Anna Sullivan of Confluence and Mrs Elizabeth Grimn of Velvern, Kansas.Mrs Clister is also survived by 25 grandchildren and an equal number of great grandchildren.
The funeral services will occur at 2 O'clock Sunday afternoon. Arrangements are being made to have Rev.Samuel Umble,Father of Judge R.E.Umble conduct the services.
The Obit was located in the Uniontown News Paper of the time. Burial was in the Clister Cemetery Flatrock Road Henry Clay Township.


bullet William Henry CLISTER died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

William H.Clister,one of the outstanding citizens of Fayette County aged 76 years died suddenly at 12:30 o'clock Thursday February 29,1940 at his home three fourths of a mile from Flat Rock Road  on the Flat rock-Markleysburg Road. Services will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Mr Clister was born on July 14,1864. He is survived by his widow Mrs Sophia Sproul Clister,now past 61 years of age. and four children  Mrs Eva Williams of Grantsville R.D.;Miss  Estella Clister at home: Mrs Florence Williams of Grantsville R.D; C.H.Clister of 93 Walnut Street Uniontown. Elsie Clister died in infancy and Sanford G.Died a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 3:P.M. Sunday afternoon with Rev. Mr Crow officiating. Burial will be in the Addison Cemetery Somerset Co.
Obit located Uniontown Morning Herald
Feb 29,1940


Gladys A. Kamp CLOSE (1922-2010)

Gladys A. Close, 87 of Markleysburg, Pa. passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Golden Living Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born August 8, 1922 in Accident, MD daughter of the late Jonas and Laura Miller Kamp. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Accident, MD and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She worked in the cafeteria at Henry Clay School and had been employed at the Corner Market and G.W. Superette in Markleysburg.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband John Darl Closes in 2004, an infant brother Clark Kamp and a brother Fred Kamp.

Surviving are her two sons: Fred Close and wife Mary of Smithfield, Pa. and Eugene Close and wife Peggy of Accident, MD; two grandchildren: Amber Close and husband John Stark and Aaron Close and fiancee Ashley McKenzie all of Accident, MD; one sister, Ruth Butler of Accident, MD; two sisters-in-law, Mary Enos of Somerset, Pa. and Alta Kamp of Markleysburg, Pa.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmingtown, Pa. on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church, Accident from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of the service with the Rev. Robert Riebau officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Accident MD.


Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Lena Thomas CLOSE ( -1963)

CLOSE, MRS. LENA THOMAS, Aged 61, Rte. 40, Markleysburg, formerly of Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, October 7, 1963 at 10:30 a.m. She was a daughter of the late Harrison and Mollie Frantz Thomas. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Confluence Road and a former member of Christ Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Close; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Bowers, Ballston Soa, N.Y.; one brother, Fred Thomas, Addison.

The family will receive friends in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, after 7 this evening, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 until Thursday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. John R. Hickson will officiate. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 8, 1963, page 25, column 7

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Rosa Catherine Goller CLOSE (1890-1941)

ROSA C. G. CLOSE

   Mrs. Rosa Catherine Goller Close, aged 50 years, 11 months, died Wednesday, February 19, 1941, at 6:30 a.m., in her home near Somerfield, following an extended illness. Deceased was born March 18, 1890, at Harnedsville, Pa. She is survived by her husband, William; two brothers and two sisters, Milton E. Goller, of Confluence; Russell R. Goller, Ursina; Mrs. Bertha J. Goodwin, Avalon, and Mrs. Lucy B. Randlett, Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday, in the Somerfield Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Rodahaver officiating. Burial will be in Addison Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 20, 1941, page 11, column 6

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Galen CLOVER ( -1960)

GALEN CLOVER

   Galen L. Clover, 65, of 204 Pulaski St. died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in Connellsville State Hospital. The body was taken to the Ingram funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 6, 1960, page 8, column 4

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Susan CLOVIS ( -1944)

CLOVIS, SUSAN— Aged 71 years, died December 24, 1944, in her home, Second street, Brownsville, Pa., at 11 p.m. She was the widow of the late A. L. Clovis and is survived by the following children: James Pancoast, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. B. R. Griffith, of Uniontown; Mrs. J. H. Griffith, of Youngstown, O.; Mrs. W. H Morris, Mrs. R. J. Welt and Mrs. Ernest Stoeiting, all of Brownsville; one sister, four brothers and 11 grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Ross Funeral Home, Brownsville, where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 26, 1944, page 2, column 1

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Charles B. CLUSS (1921-2011)

   Charles B. Cluss, age 89, of Uniontown died Monday, February 21, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 28, 1921 in Uniontown, the son of Otto Charles "O.C." Cluss and Helen Shields Cluss. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, John Cluss and two sisters, Helen Cluss Barnes and Jane Cluss Pollock. Upon graduating from South Union High School in 1939, Charles received his Bachelor's in Business Administration from Bethany College in 1943. He was first employed by Radio Corp of America from 1943 until 1945, from then on worked with his father at O.C. Cluss Lumber, which was established in 1918, until his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Cluss Lumber Company, Retail Lumber and Building Supplies. Charles's past civic positions include President of Friends of George C. Marshall, Chairman of the Board of Fayette County Community Foundation, President of the Uniontown Country Club, Board Member of Uniontown Hospital Foundation, Board Member of Fay-Penn Economic Development, President of the Greater Uniontown Heritage Consortium State Theatre Center for the Arts and Senior Warden/Treasurer of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary "Mimi" Edgar Cluss; six children and spouses: Chris and Terry Cluss of Uniontown, Cathy and Nam Tran of Dublin, OH, Steve and Terri Cluss of Winchester, VA, Cindy and Joe Dempsey of Washington, D.C., Connie and Dan Thompson of Johnstown, PA and Michael and Dana Cluss of Greenburg, PA. He was also the proud grandparent of sixteen grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown PA, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday, February, 24, 2011 in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 60 Morgantown St., Uniontown from 8 until 10 AM, followed by a service celebrating Charles's life at 10 AM with Father John Cruikshank officiating. Interment will be private at the family's request.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Hazel Mae Gwynne CLUSS (1918-2007)

   Hazel Mae Gwynne Cluss, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2007, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by family. Hazel was born on August 18, 1918, in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa., and was the daughter of Arthur C. and Loma Cole Gwynne. She was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Althea Catherine Gwynne, and two brothers, Edgar A. Gwynne and Jacob Merle Gwynne. Hazel married John S. Cluss, on May 13, 1944, and had two daughters, Dr. Patricia A. Cluss (Jeffrey Herman), of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nancy L. Cluss (Michael Rainey), of Idaho, who survive her. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ann Levine (Ryan) Keough, Joshua A. Herman and Laura S. Herman, and great- granddaughter, Gabrielle Jayne Keough. Other family members by marriage are Jessica, Alex, and Tristan Neria, and Charlotte Butler, of Idaho. Hazel graduated from South Union High School, Fayette County, Pa., Class of 1936.

   As a young adult in the Depression, she was unable to fulfill her dream of going to college. In her 50s, while continuing her roles as wife, mother, and active community volunteer, she enrolled at the Fayette Campus of the Pennsylvania State University and received an Associate Degree in Letters, Arts and Sciences in 1972 with Honors. Earning her degree was one of her proudest achievements. As a young woman, she was employed as a secretary for the General Motors Acceptance Corporation and in the Alumni Office of Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia. She also stepped in as a temporary bookkeeper and office assistant when needed over the years at the O. C. Cluss Lumber Company. She was a 59-year member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Her church service included being a member of the Administrative Board, Membership and Evangelism Commission, Pastor-Parish Committee, Mission Commission, and an active member and officer of the Jo Kriz Circle. She was an MYF Junior High Counselor, church school teacher, and was on the United Methodist Women Executive Committee for 40 years. Hazel was a committed leader in area and regional Methodist activities. For the Connellsville District of the United Methodist Church, she was District Lay Delegate to the Annual Conference many times and was on the District United Methodist Women Executive Committee for eight years. As part of the Western PA Conference of United Methodists, Hazel was an active member of the Conference Commission on Missions and Christian Social Relations and was Conference United Methodist Women secretary, Nominating Committee member, and member of the Archives and History Committee. She was an active community volunteer. She served as Uniontown Human Relations Commission Officer and member, was a member of the Uniontown Bicentennial Commission and Chair of "Meet the Americans" exchange program in 1976. Other service activities included being a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Scout Executive Board of Public Relations and Uniontown Council of Churches, United Fund Women's Division Chair, Church Women United co-organizer and officer, Uniontown Area Council of Churches co-organizer, and chair of Commissions and Spiritual Life. She was also chair of the International Fellowship Exchange Program for high school youth.

   With her family, Hazel sponsored an immigrant from Chile to the USA. She was a member/officer of Y-Gradale (local, state and national) for 20 years, a member/officer of the Delta Rho Service Club, and a member of The Friends of the Library, Pioneer Crafts Council, Fayette County Historical Society, the Greene County Historical Society, Fayette County Genealogical Society, and the Penn State University Alumni Association. In addition, she was co-founder, officer, and business manager of the Gwynne Cemetery Association, responsible for preserving the Gwynne Family Cemetery in Greene County. Hazel was named "Woman of the Year" in 1967 by the Business and Professional Women of Uniontown for her service to family, church and community. With her husband, John, she traveled to 48 states in the United States and to 32 countries.

   Hazel will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her life was a blessing to us all and her memory will continue to guide and comfort us. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today, April 30, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 2, in the ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Beeson Boulevard, Uniontown, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a Service Celebrating her Life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Thomas Brown, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. In life of flowers, donations in Hazel's memory may be sent to either the Asbury Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 20 Dunbar Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, or the Gwynne Cemetery Association, c/o Patricia Cluss, Administrator, 6441 Forward Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15217.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 30, 2007

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John Shields CLUSS (1916-2010)

   John Shields Cluss, 93, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died at home on May 13, 2010 with his daughters by his side. Born July 23, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John was the son of Otto Charles Cluss and Helen Shields Cluss. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Hazel; his parents; and two sisters, Jane Pollock and Helen Barnes. John married Hazel Mae Gwynne on May 13, 1944. John died exactly 66 years from the day they married. They had two daughters, Dr. Patricia Cluss (Jeffrey Herman) of Pittsburgh and Nancy Cluss (Michael Rainey) of Idaho, who survive him. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Mary) Cluss; and his grandchildren: Arin (Ryan) Keough, Joshua Herman and Laura Herman; and great-granddaughters: Gabrielle and Natalie Keough. Other family by marriage are Alex and Tristan Neria and Jessica and Charlotte Butler of Idaho. In 1918, John's family moved to Uniontown where his father established the O. C. Cluss Lumber Company. John graduated in 1933 from Uniontown High School and Bethany College in 1937.

   He taught mathematics and navigation to Navy personnel at Bethany from 1942 to 1945. After the war, John joined the family business where he held various offices of the corporation, including president. John was an active community volunteer. He was a longtime member of the Uniontown Kiwanis Club for which he served as president and was named George F. Hickson Fellow of International Kiwanis in 2002. He was on the board of the Uniontown YMCA, the United Fund, the Fayette County Development Council, the Greater Uniontown Industrial Fund and the Uniontown Credit Bureau and served as an officer of each.

   For a short time, he was City Controller for Uniontown. John served on the Bethany College Alumni Council for 12 years and was Division Commander for Sigma Nu Fraternity for 29 years and named to the prestigious Sigma Nu Hall of Honor in 1984. After retiring in 1979, John was the founding chairman and member for 17 years of Uniontown SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) that continues today as a service providing free consultation to people starting a small business. For 15 years, John also volunteered his time through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) at the Uniontown Mall, providing free assistance with preparation of federal income tax forms. Upon retirement, John vowed to never wear a tie again and turned his focus to developing a robust post-work life. He creatively sought out activities to engage and sustain his intellectual curiosity. He relearned how to play the clarinet (badly, as he would say). He ramped up his long-time interest in stamp collecting and undertook a thorough study of the history of stamps from their inception in 1840. With more than 1000 hours into a focus on U.S. philately, he also put together an international collection complete with stamps from and/or descriptions of every governmental entity that ever issued a stamp. John loved mathematics and, until recently, could recite the value of Pi to 100 decimal places. John redid every problem in his 1945 calculus textbook and took up what became an ongoing interest in solving complicated logic puzzles. He was a frequent visitor to the library where he supplemented his large personal collection of books with other interesting reading. Always curious, he seized opportunities to research things that piqued his interest. One such curiosity resulted in a self-assigned paper on the History of the Pencil. Sharing a love of travel with Hazel, they visited 48 states in the U.S. and 32 countries. John took each of his three grandchildren on special summer trips to sites such as Gettysburg or Williamsburg, singling them out for special time and attention. John quietly helped others in many small ways throughout his life and, with Hazel, taught his children and grandchildren by example the importance of honesty, fairness, hard work and respect for those different from ourselves. John considered himself a very lucky man to grow up and raise a family in Uniontown at the base of the beautiful Laurel Mountains.

   The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to John's caregivers from Comfort Keepers and to the devoted nurses, social worker and others from Odyssey Hospice for your extraordinary care of John. His last years, days, and hours were graced by your presence. In lieu of flowers, it was John's wish that donations in his memory be sent to the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401. A memorial gathering will be held today (Monday, May 17) at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown. Family will be receiving friends beginning at 5 p.m., with words of remembrance at 5:30.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 17, 2010

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Minnie CLUTTER ( -1931)

CLUTTER SERVICES

   Many friends of Miss Minnie Clutter are going to Waynesburg this afternoon to attend the funeral services for her mother, Mrs. Robert Morris Clutter, who died Thursday morning at 1:10 after a protracted illness of months. Mrs. Clutter, who was known to and admired by many friends of her daughter, had been unconscious for the last week, her passing being expected almost momentarily. The services will be held in the Clutter home and they will be in charge of the Rev. John C. McMahon, for many years a superannuated minister of the Methodist Episcopal church and who had taken Mrs. Clutter into that denomination in her girlhood. In addition to her husband and daughter, there survive one son, C. B. Clutter, and a grandson, Robert Clutter, of Galion, Ohio.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 20, 1931, page 15, column 4

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Minnie CLUTTER ( -1958)

Funeral On Sunday
For Minnie Clutter

   Funeral services for Minnie F. Clutter, former Uniontown teacher who died yesterday morning in her W. Fayette St. home, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. In the Gleason Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Rose officiating. Friends are being received at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg. Miss Clutter taught Latin in the senior high school for 14 years, retiring in 1951. She also taught in the Pittsburgh Schools for 17 years and was principal of the Carmichaels School for a number of years. A member of the Third Presbyterian Church and a life member of the PSEA, she is survived by a brother, Charles, of Crestline, Ohio.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 2, 1958, page 5, column 1

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Morris CLUTTER ( -1940)

Morris Clutter
Succumbs Friday
Father Of Former Latin
Instructor In Local School

   Word was received here last evening of the death of Morris Clutter, 83, who died at 4;30 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 19, 1940, at the home of his daughter, Minnie, in Pittsburgh, with whom he resided. Death followed an illness of several months. Mr. Clutter was widely known in Uniontown, having made his home here for a number of years while his daughter was Latin instructor at Uniontown Senior High school. Surviving are one son, Charles, of Crestline, Ohio, and a daughter, Miss Minnie Clutter, teacher in the Gladstone High school, Pittsburgh. The body will remain in the Moreland funeral parlor until 1 o'clock Sunday, and will then be removed to Church's funeral home in Waynesburg where funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock. Burial will take place in the Waynesburg cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 20, 1940, page 1, column 5

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Alexander CLYDESDALE ( -1916)

ALEXANDER CLYDESDALE

   Alexander Clydesdale died last evening at his home at Everson following a complication of diseases. Mr. Clydesdale was a resident of Scottdale for 15 years. Funeral from the family residence Sunday afternoon, with Rev. J. E. Hutchinson, pastor of the Scottdale Presbyterian Church, in charge. Mr. Clydesdale was twice married. His widow, two sons, a daughter and seven grandchildren survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 3, 1916, page 2, column 3


ALEX CLYDESDALE BURIED

   The funeral services of the late Alexander Clydesdale were held from his Everson avenue home on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and interment was made in Dunbar at the Franklin cemetery. The funeral party left on the 2:30 car.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 6, 1916, page 8, column 1

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Mary COATES ( -1870)

DIED

COATES— On Monday, the 21st instant, at her residence in Jefferson township, Mrs. Mary Coates, relict of William Coates, died in the 41st year of her age.


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

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Pfc. Harold K. COBB ( -1944)

District Soldiers Killed In Action

War Department announces names of the following district soldiers killed in action in the European area: Cpl. John A. Balaban, Connellsville,; Pfc. Harold K. Cobb, Brownsville; Pfc. Harry O. Evans, Scottdale; Pfc. Vito M. Graziano, Jr., Dunbar; Pfc. Raymond H. Grummer, Fayette City; Staff Sgt. John J. Juran, East Millsbore; Pvt. Harry C. Mathis, Connellsville; Pvt. William H. Rankin, Brownsville; Pfc. Emil W. Sadlek, Mather; Capt. James W. Williams, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 6, 1945, page 1, column 1

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Cora Steele COBERT (1913-1994)

   Cora Steele Cobert, 80, of Hill House, Bensalem, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, in St. Mary Hospital, Langhorne, Pa., after a long illness. Mrs. Cobert was born on Sept. 25, 1913, to the late George and Cora Steele. She was the wife of the late William J. Cobert and is survived by a son, Roger W. Cobert of New Hope; a sister, Louise House Rider in California state; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being conducted by Beck-O’Neil- Strouse Funeral Directors Inc., 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Joseph J. COBERT (1887-1969)

Mr. Cobert
Death Told

   Joseph J. Cobert, 81, of Church St., Hopwood, died yesterday in his home. Mr. Cobert, who had been in ill health, was believed to have fallen to the floor on his living room last night after being stricken ill. His body landed on a floor heater, setting his clothing afire. Hopwood volunteer firemen found the victim dead when they arrived. State Police fire investigator Richard Craig, Hopwood Fire Chief William A. (Bud) Doyle and Deputy Coroner Stephen R. Haky, Jr. investigated. Friends will be received in the Corl Funeral Home today from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 1 p.m. Requiem High Mass will be sung in St. John’s R. C. Church at 2 p.m. with Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider as celebrant. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Church prayer service will be held tonight at 7:30. Mr. Cobert is survived by his widow, Pearl, and three children: Mrs. Margaret Brashear, Uniontown; Mrs. Geraldine Spaw, Hopwood, and William J., Fairless Hills, Pa. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ann Allix of Lynn, Mass., and two brothers, Frank of Uniontown and William of Dilliner.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 21, 1969, page 6, column 5


COBERT, JOSEPH J.— Of Church Street, Hopwood, Pa., died suddenly Thursday, November 20, 1969, at his home. Born December 28, 1887 in Brooklyn, New York. Surviving are his wife, Pearl, the following children: Mrs. Margaret Brashear of Uniontown; Mrs. Gertrude Spaw of Hopwood; William J. of Fairless; a sister, Mrs. Ann Alles of Lynn, Mass.; two brothers, Frank of Uniontown and William of Dilliner. Friends will be received at the Harry E. Corl Funeral Home, successor to Harold S. Gleason, 114 E. Fayette Street today until 1 p.m. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. in St. John's R. C. Church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider as celebrant. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 22, 1969, page 11, column 7

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George W. COBUN ( -1853)

DIED

   At his residence in West Brownsville, on the 18th inst., GEO. W. COBUN, aged about 37 years. The deceased was interred on the following Sabbath, at the Fairview Church, in Jefferson township, Fayette co., with Masonic honors.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 25, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 20, page 3, column 2

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Bernadine Y. COBURN (1926-2009)

Bernadine Y. Coburn
Dunbar

Bernadine Yvonne (Mascara) Coburn, 83, of Dunbar, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was born March 25, 1926, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Berrish) Mascara. Prior to her retirement, Bernadine worked as an automotive bookkeeper for various automotive dealerships. She was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, and was a former member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and the church's Christian Mothers. She is survived by her children, James P. Coburn III, of Connellsville, and Cynthia Dragoson and husband, Dave; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Coburn II (2001); and her daughter-in-law, Martha May "Marcy" (Klink) Coburn (2008). Family and friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. A blessing service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Capt. Jacob G. COBURN (1823-1864)

   Capt. Jacob G. Coburn died at Hillsborough, Pocahontas county, West Virginia, on the 24th of November, 1863, of wounds received at Droop Mountain, in the engagement under Gen. Averill, November 6th, 1863. The subject of this brief sketch was born in Preston county, West Va., on the 24th of January, 1823, and was married to Miss M. J. Jefferis, near Uniontown, Pa., on the 13th of September, 1849. He was converted to God in early youth, and joined the M. E. Church, of which he continued a faithful and devoted member until his death. He was serving the church in the capacity of class-leader when he entered the military service of his country. At the introduction of our national troubles he took the high ground in favor of the Union. The writer of this well remembers, at a meeting held in the court house at Kingwood, he proposed for the action of the meeting, "In defense of our Union, we pledge our property, our lives, and our sacred honor." Directly after, he volunteered in the service of the Government, and was promoted to the captaincy. He was greatly esteemed by his compatriots in arms, and saw much hard service, being in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Slaughter Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Lee's Springs, Waterloo Bridge, the second Bull Run, and Droop Mountain. After he was wounded he wrote his wife, "I am resigned to the will of God, and can say, thy will, O Lord, be done." Capt. Coburn was kind and faithful in all the relations of life. In his death his wife has lost a good husband, the church a faithful member, and the country one of its most courageous and devoted defenders. But he rests where war's rude alarms will disturb him no more--in the mellow light of the throne.


Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, Pittsburgh, PA, Saturday, March 12, 1864, Vol. XXXI, No. 11. page 44, column 3

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James P. COBURN, Sr. (1928-2001)

James P. Coburn, Sr.
Dunbar Township

James P. Coburn, Sr., 73, of Dunbar Township, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Coolspring, a son of the late James P. and Sue (Bittle) Coburn. Prior to his retirement in 1990, James worked over 36 years at Anchor Hocking Cap Plant as a die setter. He was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and its Holy Name Society. He was also an honorably discharged member of the Pa. National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. James is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bernadine (Mascara) Coburn of Dunbar Township; a daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Dragosin and her husband, David, of Clairton; a son, James P. Coburn III and his wife, Marcy, of Connellsville; four grandchildren, Kimberly LaFrankie, Colleen, Adam and Crysta Dragosin; one great- grandchild, Celina Maselli; a brother, Donald Coburn and his wife, Margie, of Cleveland, Ohio; also many nieces and nephews. In additon to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Miller and Rose Kahn. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception RC Church with the Rev. Fr. Terry Hercik as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 26, 2001

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James P. COBURN, Sr. (1895-1954)

J.P. Coburn Dies At 58

   A Lemont Furnace resident, James P. Coburn, Sr., of House 270, died suddenly yesterday at 8:55 while at work at Leisenring No. 3 mine. He was 58. Mr. Coburn was a member of St. John's R. C. Church and UMWA Local 9584. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sue Bittle Coburn, and the following children: Mrs. Marion Miller, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Rose Mary Kahn, Duluth, Minn.; James, Jr., Connellsville; Donald, Cleveland, O.; five grandchildren; five brothers, William, Coolspring; John, Yauger Hollow; Huey, Uniontown; Charles, Coolspring; Lawrence, Fresno, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Workman, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Anna Schiffbauer, Collier; Mrs. Lena Sullivan, Uniontown; Mrs. Cecelia Williams, Washington, D.C. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., after 7 tonight. Funeral arrangements are incomplete

Notes from contributor:
   Born–August 4, 1895 at Twenderloin, Pa.
   Father–William H, Coburn
   Mother–Elizabeth Traynor Coburn


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 20, 1954, page 2, column 6


COBURN, JAMES P.— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. Requiem High Mass will be chanted Thursday morning at 9 o’clock in St. John’s R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn as celebrant. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 21, 1954, page 8, column 8

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Juanita Margaret Skiles COBURN (1919-2007)

   Juanita Margaret (Skiles) Coburn, 87, went home to be with the Lord she loved and served her entire life on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2007. Juanita was born to Ivy C. Lingerfelter on November 7, 1919, and adopted by her aunt and uncle, Amanda B. and Charles F. Skiles. Juanita was a licensed hairdresser, a devoted mother, and great homemaker, as well as a very strong and caring soul. After being widowed by her late husband, Hugh A. Coburn, on April 26, 1960, she held numerous employment positions to single handedly support her four children. No position was treasured more than her time spent with Intermediate Unit 1 as a teacher's aide for challenged children. Juanita retired from this position in 1982. Until she lost the ability to communicate, Juanita often affectionately relived moments spent with children and her cherished teacher, Margaret Gilliland. Juanita also enjoyed cooking and baking. She contributed cakes and cookies for many weddings, birthdays and holiday celebrations. Juanita will be sadly missed by her children: Hugh Thomas Colburn and his wife, Karen, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., Patricia Anne Coburn, of Uniontown, and Charles and Bernadette Coburn, with whom she resided. Infinite appreciation is extended to the Albert Gallatin Nurses Group and to the many caregivers who made it possible for Juanita to remain in her home with dignity for so many difficult years. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today, June 7, 2007, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday morning, June 8, 2007, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as Celebrant. Interment follows in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. The Uniontown Fire Department will gather together today at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint John the Evangelist Grade School, 52 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 7, 2007

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Martha May Klink COBURN (1957-2008)

Martha May Coburn
Connellsville

Martha "Marcy" May (Klink) Coburn, 50, of Connellsville died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, peacefully at home. She was born July 29, 1957, in Uniontown, a daughter of Ralph and Mary (Hoff) Klink of Jumonville. Marcy was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, class of 1976. She was employed by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (formerly Parker-Hunter), Uniontown, as a sales assistant. Previously, she worked for the former Gallatin Bank in Uniontown for 19 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jim Coburn III of Connellsville; two brothers, Gene Klink and wife Melanie of Jumonville, Bruce Klink and wife Debi of Cool Spring; two sisters, Beverly Chetosky of Ft. Royal and Kandy Combs and husband Buddy of Culpeper, Va.; a mother-in-law, Bernadine Coburn of Dunbar; a sister-in-law, Cindy and Dave Dragoson of Clariton; her special friend, Sally Sparks of Connellsville; and her best friends, Hunter and Spencer at home; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James Coburn II; maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Hoff; and paternal grandparents, Martin and Helen Klink; and her buddy, Casey. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. Interment will be private. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Christian Mothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 7, 2008

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William F. COBURN (1960-2011)

William F. Coburn
Connellsville

William F. Coburn, 50, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in UPMC Mercy, Uptown, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 16, 1960, in Morgantown, W.Va. He graduated from Morgantown High School and Fairmont State University. Bill attended Catholic Mass at St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, in Connellsville, and had started the process of RCIA. He was a loyal and dedicated employee of FMC (Fresenius Medical Care) as a technical service supervisor for 21 years. He had many friends at FMC and will be sadly missed. Bill was a member of No. 4 Masonic Lodge in Morgantown, W.Va., and the Order of DeMolay in Morgantown. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine R. Coburn; his father, Clifford A. Coburn; and brother, John Thomas Coburn. He is survived by his heartbroken and loving wife, Claudia Coburn; and daughters, Theresa Ann Morgan and her husband, Nathan, and their three children, Alyssa, Brooklyn and Nathan II; Jennifer Ellen Salandra and Christine Lee Salandra and her fiancé, Vincent Cochran. He will be greatly missed by his sister, Valerie Sappington, her husband, Douglas Sappington, and their children, Kyle and Kristen; and his brother, Clifford Coburn and wife, Ione Coburn. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Janis Furtney, to whom he was like a son. He will also be deeply and forever missed by his sisters-in-law, Wanda Coburn, her son, Damon Coburn, and his son, Elijah, and Rebecca Marshala and her husband, Peter Marshala, Mary Johnston and her husband, Rusty Johnston, and Caroline Sefscik and her husband, Raymond Sefscik; his brother-in-law, Mark J. Furtney; niece, Brigette; and nephews, Patrick, Seth and Raymond III. Throughout his life, Bill's main concern was looking after his family and building strong relationships with all his family members resulting in a bond that kept the family united. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, (724-628-9033). A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church with Father Joseph E. Bonafed as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation and American Cancer Society.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 10, 2011

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William H. COBURN ( -1939)

WILLIAM H. COBURN

   William H. Coburn, aged 80, highly-respected resident of North Union township, died at 7:30 Friday night, March 10, 1939, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna Schiffbauer, at Hawks Crossing, Lemont, following a protracted illness. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Thomas Sullivan and Michael Coburn of Lemont; William J. Coburn, Coolspring; John and James, Lemont; Mrs. Hugh Workman, Uniontown, and Charles, Lawrence, Hugh and Cecelia, all of Lemont. He also leaves one sister, Lacie Barnes, of Silver Spring, Md., 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Requiem mass will be said at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. John’s R. C. church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights cemetery, under the direction of Stephen Haky.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 11, 1939, page 4, column 6

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Grace D. COCHENOUR (1933-1997)

   Grace D. Cochenour, 64, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born March 10, 1933 in Ruffsdale, a daughter of the late W. F. and Blanche Hayes Moore. She was a member of the Big Sewickley Baptist Church. She was a student of the former New Stanton Schools. Prior to her retirement in 1993, she was employed by the Central Westmoreland Vo-tech at New Stanton. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David H. Cochenour Sr.; four sons, David H. Cochenour Jr. and wife, Debbie of Summerville, S.C., James D. Cochenour and wife Colleene and Robin L. Cochenour and wife Kim, all of Mount Pleasant and Steve “Hippy” Cochenour, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Bonnie) Hixson of Ruffsdale, Mrs. Gerry (Dora Ann) Carberry and Mrs. Bart (Tracy N.) Brier, both of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren, Jimmy, Crystal, Philip, Candi, Andrea and Andrew Cochenour, Patty Smitley and husband, Rob, Dawn Inge and Matthew Hixson and Stephanie Brier; and two great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Devin Smitley; four brothers, John Moore and Ira Moore, both of Greensburg, Richard Moore of Madison and Paul Moore of Florida; a sister, Roberta Smith of Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sue in 1957; and a grandson, Robert Richard Long Jr. in 1974; a sister, Maude Trout; and five brothers, Edward, George, Ray, Fred and Robert Moore. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David L. Vucish officiating. Interment will follow in Seanors Cemetery, New Stanton.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 28, 1997

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Infant Son COCHRAN ( -1869)

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Died

  COCHRAN— February 22d, 1869, in Tyrone township, son of John M. and H. M. Cochran, aged 7 months and 13 days.

How suddenly that beautiful flower,
That bloomed on your bosom so gay;
The autumn of Death in its mystical power,
Blew o’er its breeze and it dropped in an hour,
And passed from your presence away.

That moment was grievous when round him you drew,
To bid him a mournful farewell;
Ye parted but scarcely had bed your adieu,
Till again you shall meet him your love to renew,
And with him eternally dwell.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 11, 1869, Vol. II, No. 10, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Isaac COCHRAN, Sr. ( -1862)

DIED

   At his residence in Tyrone Tp., April 8th ’62, of Lung Fever, ISAAC COCHRAN, Sr., aged 70 years. In the death of Mr. Cochran, this community has lost a worthy and peaceable citizen, the Church a devoted member, and his children a kind and loving parent; but they mourn not as do those without hope, for they know his trust was in God. He suffered for years from disease—but he murmured not, he spoke of his approaching dissolution with a calmness that the Christian only knows. A large circle of friends and relatives are bereft of one whose memory they fondly cherish; but they have reason to believe that “their loss is his gain.” May they all be likewise ready.

H. G.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, May 22, 1862, Vol. II, No. 16, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet James COCHRAN died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

COCHRAN—February 3d 1864, in Tyrone township, of Lung Fever, suddenly JAMES, son of James and Clarissa Cochran, age 18 months
We loved him, yes, no tongue can tell
How much we loved him, and how well;
God loved him too, and thought it best
To take him home with him to rest.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar. 3, 1864


bullet Dr. James L. COCHRAN died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

COCHRAN, DR. JAMES L.

Failure to respond to his wife’s call for breakfast shortly after 6 o’clock Wednesday morning disclosed the sudden death of Dr. James L. COCHRAN, one of Fayette county’s most prominent surgeons, at his home 510 Pittsburgh street, Connellsville.  Death was due to heart trouble.

Physicians three years ago pronounced Dr. COCHRAN’s heart condition as extremely dangerous and predicted his early death.  Despite this fact, the physician continued his a active professional career and only last Saturday attended a meeting of the bank directors of the First National bank of Perryopolis, of which he was vice-president.

At that meeting he met his uncle…………

Dr. COCHRAN would have been 64 years old this coming January 22nd, and was the younger son of the late Alexander L. and Caroline OGLEVEE COCHRAN.  A brother, Dr. Robert L. COCHRAN, and a sister, Lucy, preceded him in death.  His widow, Ida HUSTON COCHRAN, and a daughter, Mary Caroline, now attending school at Bethany college survive him.

Dr. COCHRAN was a graduate of Mt. Union college and the Western University of Pennsylvania school of medicine.  For years he was the chief physician of the Washington Run Coal and Coke Company with headquarters at Star Junction.  Later he moved to Connellsville and maintained an extensive office there combined with a large dispensary at which clinics were often held.  He was a member of the hospital staff of the Connellsville Sate Hospital, being secretary of that staff.  He was regarded as one of the skilled surgeons of the county.

Dr. COCHRAN was a member of the Gombert Lodge of Free Masons of Fayette City.  He was a past president of the Connellsville Rotary Club and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Connellsville.

Brief services will be conducted in the family residence, Friday afternoon followed by additional rites at 2 o’clock in the Methodist Episcopal church.  Rev. B. W. HUTCHINSON, of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Connellsville, will officiate.  He will be assisted by Rev. H. L HUMES, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Star Junction, and Rev. D. G. GRAHAM, church pastor.  Burial in COCHRAN cemetery, Dawson.  
Herald  Thurs.  11-23-1933


John M. COCHRAN ( -1914)

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John M. Cochran

   John M. Cochran, about 88 years old died yesterday at his home in Lexington, Ky. The body will arrive in Dawson, Monday morning and will be removed to the Cochran Memorial church from which place services will be held at 10:30 o’clock. Interment in Cochran cemetery. Deceased was born near Dawson, and was a son of the late John M. Cochran, Sr., a brother of James Cochran, deceased, of Dawson. For a number of years he had been located in Lexington. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rose A. Brooks, Mrs. T. E. McCune of McKeesport, and two brothers, A. C. Cochran of Knoxville, Tenn., and E. B. Cochran of Lexington, Ky. He was a cousin of A. J. Cochran of Dawson,


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 11, 1914, page 2, column 2

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Joseph COCHRAN ( -1914)

   Death notice for Joseph Cochran appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November 17, 1914. Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library

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Mary Ann COCHRAN (1843-1925)

   Miss Mary Ann Cochran, a member of one of the pioneer families of Fayette county, died at the home of her brother-in-law, I. N. Beighley, 22 North Mt. Vernon avenue, Thursday evening, April 30, 1925, at 8 o’clock, following a short illness. Mrs. Cochran was taken ill Sunday when she suffered a stroke. Since that time because of her advanced age she continued to decline until her death last evening. She was 82 years of age. The deceased was born on March 8, 1843, on the Cochran homestead, in Lower Tyrone township, near Dawson, the daughter of Mordecai and Susanna Cochran. For the past 30 years she had been making her home with Mr. Beighley and his niece, Mrs. A. E. Wright. Miss Cochran had been a life long member of the Central Christian church, of Uniontown, in which she was an ardent worker. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Strickler, of Broad Ford, and one brother, M. M. Cochran, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held at her late home Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev Joel L. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. All services will be private and only those immune from measles will be permitted to view the remains, the Beighley home being quarantined for that disease.

   An interesting point in Miss Cochran’s long life was her peculiarly close association with the history of Connellsville coke. In the spring of 1843, just two months after she was born, Mordecai Cochran, her father, introduced Connellsville coke to the world by floating two light barges of the new and untested commercial fuel down the Youghiogheny to McKeesport and thence by tow boat to Cincinnati. Here it was used to successfully that later shipments by boat went to Louisville, Cario, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans. Mordecai Cochran was the pioneer coke man of American and Miss Cochran’s long life has strikingly paralleled the history and development of the coke industry from that day to this.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 1, 1925, page 3, column 1

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Searight COCHRAN ( -1869)

Died

   COCHRAN— Nov. 16Th, 1869, in Tyrone township, near Dawson's Station of Diphtheria, Searight, son of John M. and H. M. Cochran, aged 2 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Gone to thy rest, my child;
Gone to thy dreamless bed,
Gentle and meek and mild,
With blessings on thy head.

Because thy smile was fair,
Thy lips and eyes so bright;
Because thy cradle care,
Was such a fond delight.

Shall love with weak embrace,
Thy heavenward flight detain?
No! angel, seek thy place,
Aboard yon cherub train.
M. A. Kepple


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA Thursday, February 11, 1869, Vol. II, No. 6, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Thomas H. Benton COCHRAN died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)

On the 22nd ult., Thomas H. Benton, son of Isaac and Lydia Cochran, of Tyrone Tp., Fayette Co., aged 4 years, 3 months and 22 days. The subject of the above notice was a bright, intelligent and interesting boy, possessing a pleasant and happy disposition which with his innocence and affection, endeared him to all as the joy of the household.
" The mother gave in tears and pain
The flower she most did love,
She knew she should find him again
In the fields of light above.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown. March 12, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 5, Pg. 3, Col. 2


Welden S. COCHRAN ( -1865)

DEATHS

  COCHRAN— June 27th 1865, in Tyrone township, Fayette County, Pa., of Fever, Welden S., son of John M. and Hannah M. Cochran, aged 3 months, 3 weeks and two days.

O, mourning Mother, weep no more,
   For your babe is richly blest;
His care and troubles all are o'er,
   His weary soul is now at rest.
His body lies beneath the clod;
   Enshrouded in the clay,
His soul is with its savior, God;
  In fairer worlds of day.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 30, 1865, Vol. V, No. 43, page 2, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Clarence A. COCHRANE ( -1968)

COCHRANE, CLARENCE A.-Age 70 years, died at the Uniontown Hospital at 2:50 am, Tuesday, December 31, 1968. He was a resident of 144 Columbus Ave., Masontown.

He is survived by his wife Lillian Mae Wagner Cochrane, the following children. Mrs. John (Ethel Mae) Sinko of Masontown; Clarence Cochrane of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; Robert Cochrane of Masontown; Paul Cochrane of Elyria, Ohio; Fred Cochrane of Munroe Falls, Ohio; also sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild: three sisters, Emma Younkin and Mrs. Laverne Carter of Ohio; Mrs. Eva Diehl of Salisbury, Pa.; two brothers, Allen Cochrane of New Bethlehem. Pa.; George Cochrane of Ohio.

He was a member of McClellandtown Presbyterian Church, a member of the Light and Law Class; a member of U.M.W.A. Local 6326 of Ronco and V.F.W. Post 47, Uniontown. He was a World War I Veteran.

Friends will be received at the Maykuth Funeral Home, Masontown today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10. The body will be in state in the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral services at 1:30 Friday with Rev. John Morrow officiating. Military rites at the graveside. Burial at Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1969, page 33, column 6

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Paul E. COCHRANE (1929-2008)

Paul E. Cochrane, 79, of Elyria, Ohio, died Monday, November 24, 2008, at EMH Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born July 8, 1929, in Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa. Paul had resided in Elyria for over 55 years. He had retired from Harshaw Chemical/Englehardt, of Elyria, in 1991, as a Superintendent. He had served in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant during the Korean War. He served in the Seventh Calvary Regiment and had received combat medals including two bronze stars and a purple heart. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed breakfast with his friends from Abbe Rd. Baptist Church, where he was heavily involved in church activities, watching sports, camping and travel.

He is survived by his son, Michael Cochrane (wife, Nancy) of North Canton, Ohio; daughters: Karen Carlson (husband, Parry), of Alexandria, Va., and Sandra Ramirez (husband, Robin), of Elyria, Ohio; five grandchildren: Timothy and Chelsea Cochrane, Skye Carlson, Tyler and Abbey Ramirez; one brother, Robert Cochrane (wife, Evelyn), of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Joanne, in December of 2005, a sister, Ethel Mae and brothers, Clarence and Fred, and his parents, Clarence A. and Lillian M. (nee, Wagner) Cochrane.

Funeral Services 11 A.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 in the BAUER-LAUBENTHAL-MERCADO FUNERAL HOME, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., (at State Rt. 57) Elyria, (440)322-4626, where the family will receive friends on Friday from 3-6 P.M., and on Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of services. Rev. Carmen Muoio, Pastor of Abbe Rd. Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp., where V.F.W. Post 1079, will provide full military honors.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Abbe Rd. Baptist Church, 670 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio, 44035, or to The American Cancer Society, 43099 North Ridge Rd., (State Rt. 254) Elyria, Ohio, 44035.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, November 26, 2008

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bullet Carlos Alden COCKINS died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Carlos Alden Cockins, 40, of 113 East Green street, Connellsville, died at 1 o'clock Monday morning in a Pittsburgh hospital, following a lingering illness.
Mr. Cockins was widely known through the eastern division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.  He had been employed by that company for the last 20 years as a traveling freight agent.
In addition to his widow he leaves three children.
Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home.  Burial will be in Zanesville, Ohio.
(Herald - Oct. 18, 1937)


Charles C. COCKRELL (1902-1996)

   Charles C. Cockrell, 93, of South Connellsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996, in Highlands Hospital and Health Center. He was born May 18, 1902 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Frank and Frances P. McDonald Cockrell. He retired in 1957 from the Connellsville Post Office where he worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Letter Carriers Association and also served for 12 years on the South Connellsville Borough Council. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. He is survived by three daughters, Frances Cockrell and Mrs. Fred (Anna Rose) Walskey, both of South Connellsville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) Pritchard of Atwater, Calif.; a son, Joseph Cockrell of Dunbar, R.D. 1; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Harriet Morrow Cockrell; a brother, Paul Cockrell; and a sister, Mary Beall. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. The Casey Girls will join in a parish wake service to be held today at 1 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 18, 1996

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James CODDINGTON ( -1939)

FOUR BLOWN TO BITS BY MINE GAS

Workmen Killed At Tower Hill Plant; Trio Barely Escape
Engaged in Dismantling Old Fan House
When Torches Set Off Pocket of Gas.

BODIES MANGLED
BY HEAVY BLAST

  UNIONTOWN, July 6— Four men were blown to pieces by an explosion of accumulated mine gas as they were dismantling, with the use of acetylene torches, the fan house at the abandoned Tower Hill No. 1 plant of Hecla Coal & Coke Company at 7:15 o’clock this morning. Three others, who only a few minutes before had walked from the scene, escaped a similar fate.

  The dead:
     Albert Basha, 56, of Fairbank.
     James Coddington, 30, of Amend.
     Russell Moyer, 21, of Uniontown.
     George Murray, 50, of Masontown.

   Basha, a wrecker, was tearing down the buildings at the Tower Hill plant and the other men were employed by him in razing the property. The four, killed instantly and their bodies blown to bits, were inside the fanhouse, dismantling it. They were using acetylene torches when there was an explosion. Authorities were inclined to believe mine gases had gathered under the farm house and were touched off by the open torches.

   It was only through a stroke of luck that three others’ including sons of the victims, escaped death. Just a short time before they had been sent for another tank of gas for the acetylene torch. They were on top of a hill about 150 yards away when the blast tore the tile fan house to pieces and sent fragments of the bodies in all directions.

   Those who escaped were George Murray, Jr., 21; Albert Basha, Jr., 15, and Francis Umbel, 21. The trio ran back to the scene to find the mangled bodies of the four victims, including fathers of two of them. The remains of Mr. Basha were found 100 yards away; those of Mr. Moyer flattened against a building 50 yards distant; those of Mr. Murray 100 yards to the west and those of Mr. Coddington 100 yards to the east in a nearby field.

   The body of Mr. Moyer was battered beyond recognition. The other bodies were mutilated but identification of faces was possible. The force of the explosion shattered windows in nearby dwellings and awakened persons who were still asleep. Coroner S. A. Baltz and other officers are making an investigation into the cause.

   Mr. Moyer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moyer of Morgantown road. He was a graduate of the South Union Township High School in the Class of 1936. For the last three years he had been employed by Mr. Basha. He is survived by his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Laverna Smith and Ellen and Annabell Moyer.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, July 6, 1939, page 1, column 8


Begin Inquiry
Into Explosion
That Killed Four

Special to The Courier.

  UNIONTOWN, July 7— Official inquiry is being conducted into the four-death explosion at the Tower Hill No. 1 mine early Thursday morning. Mine officials gathered at the shaft and went over the situation most minutely in the presence of State Motor Police who are keeping a crowd of curious spectators back. It was estimated several thousand persons visited the scene Thursday. A barbed-wire barrier has been erected and watchmen were on duty all night. Removal of a four-inch ventilating pipe from the concrete seal over the abandoned air shaft was cited as probable cause of the devastating explosion which cost the lives of four men. Ten minutes after seven men had gone to work to dismantle the fan house at the abandoned workings of Hecla Coal & Coke Company, there was an explosion. Three of the group had only a few minutes before left the scene to get a tank of gas for the acetylene torch being used and thereby were saved a similar fate. Accumulated mine gas was believed to have been set off by the open acetylene torch and the explosion blew the quartet to bits.

   George Gladden Murray, one of four killed, was a son or the late I. J. and Jane Murray of Morgan Station and had resided there for number of years. He was a brother of Mrs. Robert R. Boyd of Morrell avenue, Connellsville, and for about 25 years had been located at Masontown. He was given the middle name of Gladden for the late Rev. William H. Gladden, who was pastor of the Hickory Square Methodist Church when Mr. Murray was born. He was twice married, his first wife, the former Ada Beatty of Broad Ford, preceding him in death. Later he married Sylvia Chain of Scottdale. Besides his wife and sister, Mrs. Boyd, he is survived by the following children: Oliver, Fairmont, W. Va.; Kenneth, Masontown; Alma Jean, Morgantown, W. Va.; Ruth, Robert, George, Jr., Kathleen, Dorothy, Charles and Gladden, at home.

   A double-funeral service for Albert Basha, 56, junk dealer of Fairbank, who had charge of the demolition of the property, and his brother-in-law, James Coddington, 30, of Amend, will be held Sunday afternoon. There will be a prayer for the two at the Basha home at 1:30 o'clock followed by full rites at the New Salem Christian Church with Rev. A. J. McCloy, pastor, officiating. Basha will be buried in Acklin Cemetery at Merrittstown and Coddington in Walnut Hill Cemetery near Uniontown. Basha is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estella Umbel Basha; six children, John, Elizabeth, Anna, Gladys, Roger and Albert, Jr., the last named being one of three who escaped death; a grandchild, a brother, Abe of Detroit, his parents, two sisters and two brothers. Coddington leaves his wife, Mrs. Lydia Umbel Coddington, and six-year-old son, James, Jr.

   The funeral service for Russell I. Moyer was held this afternoon charge of Rev. James C. Clark. Burial was made in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moyer of Uniontown, he was a graduate of South Union Township High School with the Class of 1936 and had been employed by Basha for three years. He leaves his parents and three sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, July 7, 1939, page 1, column 4,
continued on page 6, column 7

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George CODER ( -1892)

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BROKE HIS NECK

Untimely Fate of a Hope Rider in the Paul Mine
Other Mine Accidents

   George Coder, night rope rider in W. J. Ramey’s Paul mines was run over and instantly killed last Thursday evening. The engineer had let an empty trip down into the mine hooked to a truck loaded with timber and was pulling it up the slope slowly. When a short distance from the mouth of the pit from some unknown cause the trip was jolted and Coder fell in front. Before the engines could be stopped, five empty cars ran over the unfortunate man, breaking his neck and killing him instantly. Deputy coroner Stillwagon held an inquest on Friday. A verdict of accidental death was rendered. The remains were interred at Vanderbilt on Sunday. Coder was __ years of age. He was born and raised in Vanderbilt. He was a man of exemplary character and had a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and two small children.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 25, 1892, page 1, column 2

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Anthony COFFER (1907-1994)

   Anthony “Tony” Coffer, 87, of West Newton and who was born in Yugoslavia died Thursday in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough. He is survived by his wife, Julia Lux Coffer; four children; four children, Julia Coffer Kopko, Norman Coffer, and Dorothy Coffer Robinson all of West Newton, and Robert Coffer of Lowber; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, August Coffer of Lowber and Edward Coffer of Penn; and two sisters, Julie Coffer Todd of New Alexandria and Mary Coffer Durante of Ohio. Visitation will be held in the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home Inc., West Newton, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 14, 1907
   Died—–September 29, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, October 2, 1994

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Albert W. COFFMAN (1924-1995)

   Albert W. Coffman, 70, of Acme, R.D. 2, died Saturday, April 22, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born June 15, 1924, in Davistown, a son of the late William N. and Phyllis I. Glotfelty Coffman. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant American Legion No. 446 and a member of the Davistown United Methodist Church. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a stepmother, Sabina Lemon Coffman. Friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Gale Boocks officiating. Interment will follow in the Keslar Cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the cemetery by the Mount Pleasant American Legion.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, April 24, 1995

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Blanche E. Foss COFFMAN ( -2002)

Blanche E. (Foss) Coffman, 91, formerly of Smithton, R.D.1, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Oct. 29, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. Family and friends will be received today from 2 to 4 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 on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with her pastor, the Rev. D. Keith Solomon, officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Barren Run Cemetery beside her late husband. Love Lasts Forever!


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Catherine COFFMAN ( -1917)

MRS. CATHERINE COFFMAN

   Mrs. Catherine Coffman, 54 years old, wife of F. R. Coffman, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. J. Feathers at Smithfield following a lingering illness. Funeral from the Feathers residence tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock, with Rev. W. M. Ryan officiating. At 12 o’clock the funeral party will leave on a special street car for Scottdale where the interment will be made. Deceased is survived by her husband and the following daughters, Mrs. Millie Hiles and Mrs. Cora Anderson, both of Dunbar, and mrs. O. J. Feathers of Smithfield.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 6, 1917, page 2, column 4

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Daniel L. COFFMAN (1848-1931)

Daniel L. Coffman one of Uniontown's most widely known residents, died at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 1931, at his home 44 West Craig street. Mr. Coffman had been ill for sometime but death yesterday was sudden due to a heart attack. Mr. Coffman was a native and lifelong resident of Fayette county. He was born in German township January 12, 1848, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coffman. He attended the public schools of German township after which be took up fanning as a vocation. He retired, however, about 23 years ago and came to Uniontown. At the time of his death he was 83 years, one month and 12 days old.

Surviving are; his widow, Mrs. Sarah Moore Coffman and the following children, Mrs. A. J. Franks and Frank E. Coffman, both of McClellandtown; T. Calvin, Ira D., and H. Dale Coffman, all of Uniontown. Two sisters, Mrs. T. S. Collier and Miss Elizabeth Coffman of Uniontown, and one brother, William H. Coffman, of McClellandtown, also survive.

Short funeral services will be solemnized at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by additional services in the Church Hill church In charge of Rev. James Clark, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Uniontown, of which Mr. Coffman was a member. Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 25, 1931

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Donald 'Dean' D. COFFMAN (1929-2005)

Donald Dean Coffman Sr., 76, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Fayette County, Pa. He was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Acme, a son of the late Wilmer Reed Coffman and Cora Wiltrout. He was Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Douglas Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Fayette County, Pa


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, November 24, 2005

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Donald "Dean" Coffman Sr., 76, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Fayette County, Pa. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by United States Steel as a steelworker at the Christy Park Plant, McKeesport, Pa.

He is survived by a son, Donald Coffman, Jr. of Mount Pleasant; daughter, Dorothy Ann Coffman of Buffalo, N.Y.; grandchildren; a great granddaughter; sisters: Joanne Coffman and Eva J. Reed both of Mount Pleasant, Phyllis J. Coffman and Kathleen J. Warman and husband, James both of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., Janice L. Albright and husband, William of Ruffsdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., Phyllis Hunter of Fla., Lois LaRosa and husband, Paul of White, Betty White and husband, Glenn of White, Fayette County, Pa., Emma Shaffer and husband, Ron of Rogers Mills, Pa.; brothers: Jim Wiltrout and wife, Emma of Normalville, John Wiltrout and wife, Nancy of Mount Pleasant and Presley Wiltrout, Jr., and wife, Mary of Scottdale; aunts, Marcella Coffman Reynolds and Iona Coffman.

Friends will be received at Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, until 10 a.m., the hour of the service.


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Dorothy June Freiburg COFFMAN (1940-2003)

Dorothy June (Freiburg) Coffman, 63, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born Jan. 14, 1940, in McClellandtown, Pa., daughter of the late Heinie Freiburg and Esther (Stickle) Freiburg.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers in fancy, Jackie Freiburg and Heinie Freiburg. Mrs. Coffman was an employee of the Uniontown Hospital, Nutrition Services Department, and was a graduate of German Township High School, Class of 1957.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Coffman; a son, Daniel R. Coffman of Uniontown; these brothers and sisters, Betty Freiburg of Messmore, Pa., Ron Freiburg of McClellandtown, Shirley Gray of Messmore, Danny Freiburg of Masontown, and Judy Mays of Point Marion; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main St., McClellandtown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11:30 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, with Fr. Tom Wesdock officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.


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

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Edgar Paul COFFMAN ( -1967)

COFFMAN, EDGAR PAUL-70 years, 8 months and 10 days, a resident of 217 Dixon Blvd., Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, May 5, 1967, at 5:05 p.m. He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Guseman Coffman. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lott Coffman; the following brothers and sisters; George Coffman, Akron, Ohio,Mrs. Grace Garrison, McClellandtown, R.D., Harold Coffman, Masontown, Hershel Coffman, Lambert. Pa. and Robert Coffman, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the David J. HonsakerFuneral Home, Masontown, this evening from 7 to 10, Sunday from 11 to 12 Noon and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., and on Monday, until 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. James R. Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Hill cemetery, McClellandtown


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 6, 1967, page 13, column 7

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bullet Elise Bell COFFMAN died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

COFFMAN-On the 4th of July, Elise Bell, daughter of Mr. Andrew Coffman, aged 4 years.
She took sick on the 2nd after being at her mother's funeral in health. On that night she said to her father, "Lie up close to me and put your arms around me, for I am going to die and go and see mother." She was a lovely child and fondly cherished as a sweet memento of the loved one whom death had just claimed as its trophy. Now she too must quit the troubled scenes of earth and her affecting words are soon realized, "Suffer little children to come unto me."
"It must be sweet id childhood to give back the spirit to its Maker, ere the heart has grown familiar with the paths of sin, or sown, to garner up its bitter fruits.
Com.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, August 6, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 26, pg. 3, col. 4.


Elsie B. COFFMAN (1904-1979)

COFFMAN, ELSIE B. Age 75 years of 420 Hays Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. formerly of McClellandtown, died Friday, March 9, 1979 at 8 p.m. in the Fazio Nursing Home, Markleysburg, Pa. She was born March 7, 1904 in German Twp. and was the daughter of the late Frank and Etta Core Coffman.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Alice and Ruth, three brothers, Robert, Wendell, and Glenn. She was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, and the Church Aid Society, and was secretary of the church, for a number of years. She was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels of Pittsburgh,and served with the U.S. Army, during World War II.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Morris, McClellandtown, and Mrs. James (Ora) Galderise, Uniontown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown, this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Howard E. Brown will officiate. Interment in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, March, 1979

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Etta Core COFFMAN ( -1950)

COFFMAN, MRS. ETTA CORE -aged 65, of McClellandtown, died early Friday morning, July 7, 1950, following a lingering illness. Surviving are her husband, Frank E. Coffman, and these children Elsie of Pittsburgh; Margaret,at home; Glenn of Church Hill; Mrs. Maude (Alice) Fordyce of Lamberton; Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Brashear of Footedale; Mrs. Jaynes (Ora) GaIderise of Uniontown: 26 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary D. Longnecker of Khedive; Mrs. Nancy Nicholson of Smithfield; Mrs. Jonnie Haught of Uniontown. Mrs. Coffman was a member of the Church Hill Presbyterian Church and Lina Bemies Sunday School class. Friends will be received in the Sangston Funeral Home, McClelandtown, after 1 o'clock this afternoon where services will be conducted Sunday, July 9, at 2 p. m., with her pastor, Rev. David Hunter officiating. Burial will be in the family plot,Jacobs Lutheran cemetery


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 8, 1950, page 6, column 1

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Eugene R. COFFMAN (1914-2005)

Eugene R. Coffman, 90, a resident of Dainty Personal Care Home, Grindstone, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2005. He was born Nov. 5, 1914, in McClellandtown, Pa., son of Jonah A. Coffman and Adda F. Coffman.

His parents, his wife, Dorothy J. Freiburg Coffman, two brothers, Howard Coffman and Arthur Coffman, and a sister-in-law, Marge Coffman, preceded him in death.

Mr. Coffman was a graduate of German Township High School, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, and was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by a son, Daniel R. Coffman and his wife, Stefanie of Uniontown, Pa., and two nieces, Willa McMaster and Eva Coffman.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to the Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, for a Graveside Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Pastor Todd M. Kornahrens will officiate. Interment will immediately follow. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main St., McClellandtown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, August 6, 2005

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Florence Kent COFFMAN ( -1975)

COFFMAN, FLORENCE— Age 68 years of 16 McCormick Ave., Uniontown, died in the LaFayette Manor, Thursday, November 13, 1975 at 10:45 p.m. Daughter of the late John and Mary Kent. She was predeceased by her husband, Ira, in 1936; three sisters, Lillie Kent, Goldie Kuhns and Hazel McConnell, and two brothers, Ervin Kent and Joe Kent. Surviving are three sisters: Eva Yearn of Greensburg; Susie Harrison of Pittsburgh; Myrtle Keefer of Wooddale, Pa. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Private interment.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 15, 1975, page 17, column 7

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Frank E. COFFMAN (1880-1965)

Well-known resident of McClellandtown, born April 6, 1880, son of the late David L. and Sarah N. Coffman, died in the Uniontown Hospital at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 1965.

He is survived by the following children: Elsie, Pittsburgh; Mrs. John (Margaret) Morris, and one son, Glenn, both of McClellandtown; Mrs. Claude (Alice) Fordyce, Lamberton, Pa.; Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Brashear, Footedale; Mrs.James (Ora) Galderise, Uniontown; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; three brothers, T. Colburn, Ira D. and H. Dale, all of Uniontown.

He was predeceased by his wife, Etta Coffman, in 1950, and also two sons, Wendell and Robert. He was a member of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church and a member of the Light and Law Bible Class. He was also a member of Leland Bible Class of the Christ Methodist Church, Uniontown. He was a well known resident of McClellandtown and German Twp. for the past eighty four years.

Friends will be received at the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown, after 7:30 this evening until Wednesday at 2:30, when services will be conducted with Rev. Thomas F. Conroy, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 4, 1965, page 21, column 7

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Gary Lindsey COFFMAN (1968-2005)

Gary Lindsey Coffman, 37, of Leckrone, Fayette County, Pa., died suddenly on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. He was born February 5, 1968, in Berea, Ohio.

Surviving are his mother, Linda Wiles McCormick and husband, John, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa.; his father, Gary L. Coffman, of Gates, Fayette County, Pa.; maternal grandfather, David W. Wiles, of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., wife, Traci Mitchell Coffman, of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa.; son, Gary Michael Coffman, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.; brother, Jonathan Coffman, of Adah, Fayette County, Pa.; sisters: Candi Eicher and husband, Mark, of Smithfield, and Susan Hollowood and Mark Thompson, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.; one nephew and four nieces, Kristopher, Jessica, Lindsie, Cassidy and Lauren.

The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WITHMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, December 17, 2005, until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Rufus Peer, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Gary L. Coffman Memorial c/o DCWFH, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., 15436.


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Gilbert D. COFFMAN ( -1933)

Gilbert Coffman, of McClellandtown, well-known resident of the county, was reported Thursday to be gravely ill. He is suffering from complications incident to his advanced age.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 20, 1933, page 3, column 2



GILBERT D. COFFMAN Funeral services for Gilbert D. Coffman, aged 70, who died Monday night, February 27, 1933, at his home in McCellandtown, will be held Thursday afternoon. Mr. Coffman was a member of the Jacobs Lutheran church of which he was an elder. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Coffman; two children, W. Ray Coffman, San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. W. L. Rankin, Uniontown one step-daughter, Miss Hallie Hastings, McCellandtown, and five grandchildren. He also leaves the following half brothers and sisters: Mrs. Francis Rider, Mrs. A. E. Newman, Miss Lydia Coffman and J. A. Coffman, all of McCellandtown. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Hostetler Coffman, nine years ago.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February, 1933

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Grace Margaret Kermes COFFMAN (1917-2010)

Grace Margaret Kermes Coffman, our beloved mother and grand-mother, 92, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2010 at Uniontown Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 29, 1917, the daughter of the late Albert and Johanna Holub Kermes.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred "Brownie" Coffman, daughter-in-law, Nancy Filiaggi Coffman, brothers, Albert, Fred, Eugene and William, sisters, Rose, Ella, Emma, Mary, Martha and two in infancy. She was the last survivor of her family. In addition to them she will also be reunited with her beloved dog and loyal companion, Hydee.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her children; Betty Lou and Biondi Vecchiolla, Alfred "Sonny" and Sandy Coffman, Richard "Dick" and Patti Coffman and Jani DiMarco; her grand-children, Renee and Ray Burke, David and Lori Coffman, Todd and Thomasine Vecchiolla, Richard and Rebecca Coffman, Amy and Craig Giger and Nicole and Ryan DiMarco; her great-grandchildren, Bethany and Katie Burke, Grace (her namesake) and Sean Giger, Andino, Niko, and Servin Vecchiolla, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was blessed with a big family who she very much enjoyed. She was fondly called "Dee Dee" by her great-grandchildren and was happiest when she was with her grandkids. She spent much of her time helping to care for them as they grew up. You could also find her at home on the phone with her sisters or outside walking Hydee, regardless of the weather. She loved her independence. She lived on her own for many years until finally moving in with her son, Dick and his wife Patti who cared for her so deeply. Thankfully, she lived a long and full life and was able to see her family grow and share in the joy of those moments.

Friends will be received at the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. the hour of funeral services. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Since she was such an animal lover, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hope's Fund, c/o Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401 or the Fayette SPCA, 215 Rankin Airshaft Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.


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Harry W. COFFMAN (1955-2008)

Harry W. Coffman, 53, of Moyer Road, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at his residence. Harry was born Aug. 3, 1955, a son of the late Harry McBeth and Marlene Coffman. He was a Jehovah's Witness and worshiped at Kingdom Hall, Connellsville. Harry was employed by Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corp., of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., as a metal tester, with 27 years of service. For many years, Harry enjoyed raising both tropical fish and angelfish as a hobby.

Harry leaves to cherish his memory his loving companion of 24 years, Marcy David, of Connellsville; his children, Daniel Kenneth Coffman and Jonathan Lane Coffman, both of Connellsville, and Mandy Coffman, of Butler, Butler County, Pa.; his brother, Kevin McBeth, of Scottdale; his niece, Crystal McBeth, of Scottdale; and his nephew, Kevin McBeth, Jr.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his grandmother, Harriet Lloyd Coffman Hentzel, who raised him following his mother's death at his birth.

Harry's family will gather to greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Internment will follow in Cochran Cemetery, Dawson, Fayette County, Pa. Due to allergies in the family, they request no flowers.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 30, 2008

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Iona P. COFFMAN Headstone (1918-2010)

Iona P. Coffman, 91, of Ligonier, formerly of Normalville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born Nov. 28, 1918, in Acme, a daughter of the late McClelland and Kathryn Zufall Snyder. Prior to her retirement, Iona worked as a cook for Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, and then the Pike Run Country Club for 20 years. Iona loved to reminisce about growing up on the family farm, which she and her brothers and sisters loved. She would talk about how she went to country dances and loved to listen to country music. Iona married and became the homemaker of five children, but was left to raise her children alone. Throughout their difficult times, she was proud that she raised and was able to keep her family together. She loved to have family dinners and gatherings and no matter how big her family continued to grow or how small her house was, there was always room for family to come and gather.

Iona will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving children, Wade Coffman and his wife, Faye Carolyn (Weyand), of Ligonier, John "JC" Coffman and his wife, Bonnie (Weyand), of White, Bill Coffman and his wife, Audrey (Long), of Bloomington, Ill., Dolores Shultz and her husband, Tom, of Lewisburg, and Ruby Ulery, of Normalville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Snyder, of Acme.

Iona was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Iona was predeceased by a son-in-law, Glenn Ulery; three brothers, Ira "Buck" Snyder, John Snyder and Clayton "Abe" Snyder; an infant brother, Marshall; and four sisters, Ethel Brown, Cora Wiltrout, Betty Wiltrout and Opal Snyder.

Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Leroy C. Kesler officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Brown Cemetery. It was Iona's request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bethlen Home Activity Fund, 66 Carey School Road, Ligonier, PA 15658, in her memory.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, January, 2010

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bullet Ira F. McClellan COFFMAN died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
COFFMAN - On the 1st inst., in Georges tp., of Whooping cough, Ira F. McClellan, youngest child of Andrew F. and Mary M. Coffman, aged 8 months and 20 days.
Sweet one, thou art gone forever -
Gone to a brighter world above;
We'll not weep, for Jesus took thee,
To dwell where all is joy and love.
Angel babe, thou has left us -
Jesus hath Taken thee away;
He hath taken thee to heaven,
There to dwell in endless day.
Dearest Ira, how we miss thee,
Miss thy little merry glee,
And thy little bright eyes beaming,
Full of happiness and love.
There our joys will be completed,
And our happiness know no bounds, For no death can ever enter,
Where the voice of Jesus sounds.
I. C. M.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Feb. 18, 1864.


Leroy A. COFFMAN (1914-1995)

   Leroy A. Coffman, 81, of 607 South Chestnut St., Scottdale, died Monday morning in his home. He is survived by his wife, Clara Bashforth Coffman; three sons, David L. Coffman and Samuel L. Coffman and his wife, Bonnie, all of Scottdale and Jeffrey L. Coffman and his wife, Cindy, of Williamsburg, Va.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; one sister, Mona Ruth Coffman of Scottdale; two brothers, Kenneth Coffman and his wife, Blanche, of the Scottdale-Smithton Road and Earl E. Coffman of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins including Sally Kelley Abbott of Connellsville. Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 106 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–June 26, 1914
   Died—–November 27, 1995


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Mary COFFMAN ( -1899)

COFFMAN, MRS MARY, wife of David R.Coffman of German Township, buried in Lutheran Cemetery died 10-1-1899, age 61, daughter of George Poundstone. Survived by her husband and seven children, Willa wife of W.J. Johns; Verda wife of Orville Fike, Lena, Jasper, Isidoe, Ulysses, and Clara. Three sisters Mrs. Margaret Young of Freeport; Mrs. Samuel Campbell and Mrs. Eliza Poundstone


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 2, 1900

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bullet Mary Elizabeth COFFMAN died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

COFFMAN-On the 1st inst., of Scarlet Fever and Heart Disease, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, consort of Mr. Andrew Coffman, in the 30th year of her age.
She was possessed of much and generous sensibility, highly esteemed by those who knew her worth.  She apprehended from the first attack her end to be near and expressed her cheerful resignation to the divine will, saying that her hardest trial was to leave her two sweet little daughters and beloved friends.  When quite young she had attached herself to the society of the "Deciples."  He body now reposes in the Presbyterian Church grave-yard near McClellandtown, there to await the glorious resurrection morn when earth and sea shall give up their dead.
"Hope wipes the tear from sorrow's eye.
And faith points upward to the sky."
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 9, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 22, Pg. 3, Col. 2.


Mary Elizabeth COFFMAN ( -1943)

COFFMAN, MISS MARY ELIZABETH, age 90 years, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ida Collier Tucker, 15 W. Church St., Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 1943, at 5:15 o'clock. She was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary E. Coffman and was the last survivor of the family. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Uniontown.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., where services will be held Friday afternoon, Jan. 15, at 2:30 o'clock, with Dr. William Blake Hindman of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 14, 1943, page 3, column 4

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Mary Louise Dean COFFMANPhoto  (1951-2013)

   Mary Louise Coffman, 61, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., passed away peacefully at home of March 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Lou was born in Connellsville, Pa., on December 31, 1951 to Frank Dean, Sr. and Jessie Dean. She married Donald Coffman on April 18, 1983 in Connellsville, Pa. She worked as an LVN for 20 years. She was a nurse for former president Gerald Ford and also for his wife Betty Ford. She was also a foster parent through hugs foster agency. She was survived by her husband Donald Coffman of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Her daughters Michelle Coffman of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. , Kelly Addis of South Connellsville, Pa., Tracy Coffman of Vanderbuilt, Pa. Sons Dean Coffman of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., D.J. Coffman of Scottsdale, Pa., Sammy Skipper of Huntingdon, Pa., Perry Skipper of Mt. Union, Pa. Brothers Frank Dean Jr of Acne, Pa., James Dean of Connellsville, Pa., Thomas Dean, Chicago, Ill., Charles Dean, McConnellsberg, Pa., David Dean of Aptos, Calif. Mother Jessie Dean of Connellsville, Pa. She had nine grandchildren and three Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Rev. Frank Dean Sr. Memorial services will be held at 12585 Agua Cayendo Rd, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on March 8, 2013 at 12:00. She donated her body to research for life.


The Desert Sun, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Friday, March 8, 2013

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Pearl Conaway COFFMAN ( -1967)

COFFMAN, PEARL CONAWAY -Age 80 years, 7 months and 26 days, died at the home of her son, Holmes G. Conaway, 401 N. Main St., Masontown, Pa., Friday, March 24, 1967, at 11 a.m. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church, In addition to her son, she is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Allen Gay, Pittsburgh; one sister. Mrs. Nell Goodwin, New Salem, RD. Friends will be received in the David J. Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, today from 7 to 10 p.m., Sunday, from 11 to 12 noon, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 10 p.m., and where services will be conducted Monday, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Church Hill cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1967, page 11, column 7

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Phyllis M. McArdle COFFMAN (1919-2009)

Phyllis M. McArdle Coffman, age 89 of McClellandtown, PA passed away on Monday, April 6, 2009 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born November 21, 1919 daughter of Paul B. Nixon and Ada Walter Nixon.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Walter McArdle, her second husband, Robert Coffman, her daughter Jane Hopson, sisters, Pauline Donovan, Virginia Conaway, and Dorcas Brashear and brother, Samuel Nixon.

Phyllis was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church and had been employed as a seamstress with the Berkowitz Shirt Factory in Uniontown. She loved making crafts, baking and sports, but her most precious love was for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Allen (Linda) Shaffer of McClellandtown; a son-in-law, Jimmy Hopson of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren: Kimberly Taylor and husband, Tim, Kelly Sue Hopson, Jamie Hopson, Kevin Hopson, Wayne A. Shaffer III and wife, Peg and Terra Lee Mick and husband, Johnny; six great-grandchildren: Tyler, Zachery, Kolt, Jacob, Madison, and Lily and a sister, Pearl Mallick of Uniontown.

Family and friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 MAIN STREET, McCLELLANDTOWN, on Thursday, April 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 10 until 11 a.m. the hour of service. The Rev. Norma Prina Murphy will officiate with interment to follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


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Robert Elgic COFFMAN Headstone (1957-2007)

Robert Elgic Coffman, 49, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died January 29, 2007, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1975. He was formerly employed by Anchor Hocking Glass Company for 29 years. After the plant closing, Robert worked several years as a truck driver with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 17 years, Christine Ann Soltis, of Connellsville; two stepchildren: Lori Rankin and husband, Donald, of Md., Nicole Lazor, at home; three step grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Marcina Dillinger and husband, Richard, of N.C., Rita Jo Bierer, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., Margie Coffman, of Connellsville, Kelly Maselli and husband, John, of Connellsville, Elmer W. Coffman and wife, Margaret, of Connellsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special pets.

Family and friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh, Street, Connellsville, on Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday from 9 a.m., until 1 p.m., the Hour of the Funeral Service.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, January 31, 2007

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Robert 'Bob' H. COFFMAN (1940-2004)

Robert H. "Bob" Coffman, age 64, of McClellandtown, Pa., passed away Friday, December 10, 2004, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. He was born October 10, 1940, in Messmore, Fayette County, Pa., son of Hershel Coffman and Edith (Maynard) Coffman. "Bob" was a welder by trade and was retired from the now former Fruehauf Corporation in Uniontown. “Bob" was predeceased by his father and a brother, William Coffman.

He is survived by his mother, Edith (Maynard) Coffman; his wife, Trena (Fike) Coffman; two sons: Robert W. Coffman and Edward H. Coffman; these grandchildren: Kevin W. Coffman, Amber N. Coffman, Matthew E. Coffman, Chad E. Coffman, Kalynn M. Coffman and Isaac W. Coffman; two sisters: Betty Ann Swaney and Hazel Moats; two brothers: Kenneth Coffman and Gary Coffman; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa., on Tuesday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. .


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Sally F. COFFMAN (1932-2004)

Sally F. Coffman, 72, of Bullskin Township (Wooddale), died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Stanton and Mildred Rhodes Wadsworth. Mrs. Coffman attended the former Ramsay High School. She was a member of Paradise United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Brice C. Coffman, in 2001; a son, Richard D. Coffman; a sister, Dorothy Burkholder; and a brother, Robert G. "Boo" Wadsworth.

She is survived by three children, Carol L. Martin and her husband, Allen, of Wooddale, Patricia Long and her husband, David, of Norvelt, and Robert Coffman and Tammy, of Wooddale; five grandchildren, David A., Douglas C. and Jason W. Martin, and Michael and David Long; and the children of Tammy, Zane and Haley. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Doug Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, December 11, 2004

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Samuel COFFMAN ( -1868)

Died

  COFFMAN— On the 17th inst., at his residence in Bullskin township, Mr. Samuel Coffman, aged 81 years, 6 months and 14 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 24, 1868, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Samuel S. COFFMAN Headstone died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

SAMUEL S. COFFMAN
Stricken suddenly, Saturday afternoon June 27, 1931, while at the wheel of his truck at the Warden Mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company near Suterville, Samuel S. Coffman, aged 63 years, a life-long resident of Saltlick township, died.  He was a son of the late James and Sarah Coffman.
Mr. Coffman was twice married and is survived by his second wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Keefer, and the following children: William Coffman of Scottdale, Mrs. Philip T. Flack of Melcroft, James B. Coffman of White, Mrs. Harry M Hoover of Warren Ohio; Elgie R., Stanley W., Hobert L., Samuel W., and Regina E., all of White,
In addition he is survived by four sisters.  They are Mrs. Elizabeth Stauffer of Scottdale, Mrs. Catherine Miller of Oakland, Md; Mrs. Della Ridenour of Greensburg and Mrs. Gertrude Barkley of Champion.  There are also 24 grandchildren.
He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Pleasant Valley Grange, and the Church of the Brethren.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at two o'clock at the late residence followed by additional services at 2:30 o'clock in the Church of God, Burial will be in Snyder cemetery, Saltlick township

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 30, 1931, page 2, column 2


Sara Moore COFFMAN Headstone (1853-1949)

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Moore Coffman, 96, widow of David L. Coffman, will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday in the Ferguson Funeral Home, officiating will by Dr. John V. Berger, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church. Burial will follow in Church Hill cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 1949, page 5


Coffman Rites Will Be Sunday

Local Woman Dies At Age of 96

Mrs. Coffman died at 2:15 a. m. Friday, February 25, 1949, in the home of a son, Ira D. Coffman, 63 Lawn avenue, where she had resided for the past 18 years. She was the last of the family of eight children of William A. and Ruth Lilley Moore and the oldest member of the Second Presbyterian church. She held membership in the Oxford Class, Ladies Aid and the Missionary Society. In addition to the son, Ira D. Coffman, there survive four other sons, Thomas, Calvin and H. Dale Coffman, all of Uniontown; Frank E. Coffman, McClellandtown, and one daughter, Mrs. A. J. (Mary) Franks, McClellandtown. Friends are being received in the funeral home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 1949, page 1, continued to page 5

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Sylvia Ann Sisler COFFMAN (1893-1996)

Sylvia Ann Sisler Coffman, 103, wife of the late Harold Dale Coffman of Uniontown,died Saturday, March 30, 1996, in Blue Ridge Haven West in Camp Hill, Pa. She was born Oct. 22, 1893, in Vanderbilt, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Grant Sisler and Lottie Almeda Newmyer Sisler Miller.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by brothers George William, Jessie Earl, Bert, Joseph Grant II, John Edward, Stanley Ira, Samuel Porter, and half-brother, Donald M. Miller. Also predeceased were her stepsisters, Carrie Edna Miller Humphrey and Eleanor Virginia Miller Breakiron, halfsister, Evelyn Miller MacBurnie, and stepfather, Ewing M. Miller.

Mrs. Coffman was a stenographer for attorney George Patterson and bookkeeper and stenographer for her brother, J.G. Sisler, and was also employed at Metzler's Department Store for many years until her retirement in 1959. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown and a 50-year member of Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of EasternStar.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Dale Coffman of Baltimore, Md., three grandchildren, Patricia Coffman Wilson, Mark William Coffman, and Jane Coffman Kosnicki, seven great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 3, 1996, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. James R. Tweardy officiating. Interment will follow. Eastern Star Services will be held today at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Uniontown Chapter No. 263 OES.


The Morning Herald--The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, March, 1996

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Thelma M. McElhaney COFFMAN (1915-2004)

Thelma M. Coffman, 89, of Coraopolis, formerly of Connellsville, and South Connellsville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Morgantown, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Havner McElhaney. Mrs. Coffman attended Connellsville High School. Prior to her marriage, she worked for five years at Anchor Hocking, and she then worked for 30 years as the custodian of the Albright United Methodist Church of South Connellsville. She was a 74-year member of the Albright United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ever Faithful Sunday School Class, and the Women's Society.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She is survived by three children, Dorene Provance and her companion, Edward Miller, of Dunbar, Donald L. Coffman and his wife, Mary, of Palm Springs, Calif., and Connie Work of Moon Township, with whom she resided; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hobart Lewis Coffman in 1968; a grandson, Darren Provance; a great-grandson, Daryl Provance; three sisters, Frances Smith, Wanetta McElhaney and Vera I. McElhaney, and two brothers, Franklin McElhaney and Donald McElhaney, who was killed in World War II.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will take place on Thursday in the Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, from noon until 1 p.m., the hour of the service in the church with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton and the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, December, 2004

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Thomas COFFMAN ( -1967)

COFFMAN, THOMAS (CAL) -Age 80 years, of Uniontown, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, February 27, 1967, at 6:30 a.m. He was a retired carpenter, and the son of the late David L. and Sarah M. Coffman.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Ross Coffman, in 1928, and a daughter, Frances Donovan, in 1948. Surviving are two brothers, Ira D. and H. Dale Coffman, both of Uniontown; two grandchildren. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, No. 1010 of Uniontown.

Friends will be received after 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St., where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. R. Howard McCuen, Jr., of the Third Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jacobs Lutheran cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 28, 1967, page 15, column 7

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Thomas B. COFFMAN (1886-1958)

Thomas B. Coffman, 71, died at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Samuel W. Sanner, Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness. He was born at Dickerson Run, Sept. 12, 1886, a son of the late David S. and Anna B. Divelbliss Coffman. He previously resided at Trotter before moving to live with his daughter. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employee and also worked for Anchor Hocking Glass Corp.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. Coffman, of Connellsville, RD #1, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Annabelle) Adams of Liberty and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Hill of Miami, Fla., two stepsons, Wilber J. Murray and Smith Murray both of Connellsville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Samuel (Virdie) Sanner with whom he made his home and Mrs. John W. (Ella Mae) Hatfield of Connellsville, RD #2, four grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and a brother, Jesssie R. of Dickerson Run.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Nellie Lint Coffman, in 1944 and his second wife, Mrs. Sadie Murray Coffman in 1957.

The body will be at the Brooks funeral home on East Green street after noon on Friday. The funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. H.L. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Dickerson run Union Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 15, 1958, page 2

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Trena M. Fike COFFMAN (1944-2009)

Trena M. (Fike) Coffman, age 64 of McClellandtown, PA passed away on Monday, March 30 in the Uniontown Hospital surrounded by her loving family at her side. She was born November 11, 1944 in Uniontown, daughter of Edward W. Fike and Olive J. Boring Fike.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert H. Coffman (2004), a brother, Neil E. Fike and a niece, Monica L. Ziots. Trena was an active member of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church where she was a Grove Class officer, and was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Busy Needles Knitting Club.

Trena is survived by her two sons: Robert W. Coffman and wife, Kelli of Carmichaels, PA and Edward H. Coffman and wife, Brandy of Masontown, PA; her sister, Denise Neligh and husband, Michael of McClellandtown; her beloved grandchildren: Kevin, Amber, Matthew, Chad, Kalynn, and Issac; her niece, Heather Ziots of Waynesburg, PA; and several aunts and uncles. Family and friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 MAIN STREET, McCLELLANDTOWN this evening from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, April 3, 2009 until 11 a.m. the hour of service at the funeral home. The Rev. Geoffrey G. Rach will officiate. Interment to follow in the Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


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

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Walter J. COFFMAN ( -1930)

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WALTER J. COFFMAN

   Walter J. Coffman, 45 years old, died Thursday, July 24, 1930, at his home, 116 Wine street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Coffman and a half brother, Robert Johnson of this city and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Hodge of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Lydia Coffman at 103 Mill street. Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 25, 1930, page 19, column 5

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Wendell W. COFFMAN ( -2003)

Wendell W. Coffman, 59, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 10, 2003


Wendell W. Coffman, 59, of Sterling Heights, Mich., died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Matas officiating. Interment will follow in the Eutsey Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 11, 2003

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William A. COFFMAN ( -1913)

William A. Coffman Dead.

   William A. Coffman, 82 years old, died yesterday morning at the Coffman home, Uniontown, from injuries suffered from a fall from a buggy about a year ago.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 8, 1913, page 2, column 5

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William Henry COFFMAN ( -1917)

WILLIAM COFFMAN

   William Coffman, lacking just one day of being 97 years old, died at this home in German township shortly after midnight Wednesday night. Mr. Coffman spent virtually all his life on a farm in German township.


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

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William M. COFFMAN ( -1896)

DIED

   Died at the home of his father, John Coffman, in German township, Monday morning at 8 o'clock, Oct. 12, 1896, of consumption.  Funeral on Wednesday at 10 o'clock; interment in St. Jacobs Lutheran cemetery.  Deceased was about 31 years old and unmarried.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 12, 1896

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bullet Bella Miller COHEN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (22)

Mrs S.W, Cohen (Bella Miller)of Braddock, died at 11:30 Friday night in the Montefiere hospital, Pittsburgh where she had been a patient six weeks. Death was attributed to complications arising from an illness of more that two years' standing.  Mrs. Cohen, the former Bella Miller, is a daughter of A. W. Miller, Cleveland Avenue, this city. who survives her together with five sisters, Mrs. George Haught and Miss Lily Miller, of Cleveland Avenue this city; Mrs. A. Garfinkle, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Max Horr and Miss Sadye Miller, of Pittsburgh. She is also survived by her husband, one son Melvin and a grandson, Wilbert Cohen.
Funeral service arrangements were incomplete this morning.


Bertha COHEN ( -1928)

BERTHA COHEN

   Mrs. Bertha Cohen, aged 68 years, widow of Harris Cohen, died in the Uniontown Hospital Sunday night, September 18, 1928, at 8:18 o’clock, following an illness of seven weeks. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Louis Bremier and Mrs. Louis Mayer, both of this city. Funeral services will be held in the Meyer home, 83 East Fayette street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rabbi Jacob Leibowitz officiating. Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 17, 1928, page 5, column 2

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Charles COHEN ( -1909)

VETERAN INTERPRETER
IS DEAD ON WEST SIDE

Charles Cohen, Prominent Among
Local Hebrews, Succumbs After Long Illness

   After a lingering illness, Charles Cohen, aged41, one of the most prominent Hebrews of Connellsville, died today at 12:30 at his late home on Second street, West Side. Three months ago, Mr. Cohen was taken suddenly ill of inflammatory rheumatism which, with other complications, resulted in his death. About a week ago there was a change for the worse in his condition. The best medical attention was given him but to no avail. He was conscious up until the time of his death. The interment will be made in Pittsburg.

   Mr. Cohen was interpreter in the Fayette county courts for 20 years. He was born in Russia and came to this country 24 years ago settling on the West Side where he has since resided. About 20 years ago he organized the Jewish church congregation. He was one of the most active promoters in the purchase of a lot for the new Jewish Synagogue to be erected in Connellsville in the near future, being President of the organization.

   Mr. Cohen was engaged extensively in the real estate business and was widely known in this section. Twenty-two years ago he was married to Miss Anna Levinson of Russia. To the union, three children were born. His widow and the following children survive: David, aged 20 years, Betla, aged 17, and Gertrude, aged 13 years. Four brothers, Abraham, Lewis, and Harry Cohen, all of Connellsville, and Herman of New York, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dexter and Mrs. Sarah Cohen, of Russia also survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 17, 1909, page 2, column 3

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Emma Becktel COHEN Stone  (1888-1924)

MRS. GEORGE COHEN

   Mrs. Emma Becktel Cohen, wife of George Cohen of Pittsburg, died Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Pittsburg, of pneumonia. She was 36 years old. The body will be taken to Uniontown tomorrow and removed to the home of Mrs. Cohen’s mother, Mrs. Jane Becktel, where funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, August 18, 1924, page 6, column 3

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Esther Bortz COHEN ( -1970)

MRS. ABE COHEN

   Mrs. Abe Cohen, 53, of Monroeville, the former Esther Bortz of Uniontown, died in Houston, Texas, after undergoing surgery in a Houston hospital. Surviving are her husband, Dr. Abe Cohen, formerly of Uniontown; three children, Lana of Washington, D. C., Lawrence, a student at Slippery Rock State College, and Hanna, a student at Kent State University, Ohio; her mother, Mrs. Oscar Bortz of Uniontown; two brothers, Maurice of Uniontown and Alvin of mount Lebanon, and a sisters, Mrs. Allan (Claire) Barry of Uniontown. She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar, and a sister, Ann.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 29, 1970, page 19

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Jacob COHEN Stone  (1894-1918)

MILITARY HONORS FOR
SERVICE MEN

Hundreds Attend Funerals of
Two Prominent World War Veterans.

   Uniontown paid fitting tribute to memory of two of her world war heroes yesterday afternoon when the remains of Jacob Cohen and Jefferson S. Matheny were laid to rest with the highest military honors. The funerals were two of the largest that have been held in Uniontown, a large number of former service men being in attendance. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, De La Loma Post No. 15, attended in uniform and were in charge of both services.

   The services for Jacob Cohen were held from the residence of his brother-in-law, Ben Davis, on East Fayette street, with the Rabbi Hershon of Temple Israel officiating. Rabbi Hershon paid a glowing tribute to the hero who fell in battle as his organization was going “over the top.” At the cemetery the Veterans conducted the service with their impressive ritual. The firing squad fired three volleys in salute and the Post buglers blew taps. Message from his organization to members of the family expressed their deep sorrow in their loss of a fearless soldier. Interment was in the Jewish cemetery at Hopwood. At least 40 automobiles were in the funeral procession. The pall bearers were members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

   Returning from the Cohen funeral the veterans assembled at the City Hall and marched to the Matheny home on Summit avenue where services were held at 4 o’clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodil, officiating. The casket was blanked with beautiful floral tributes and hundreds of friends aside from the service men were in attendance. The pall bearers were all members of the Keystone Division. At the cemetery the Veterans ritual was used and the firing squad fired the salute and buglers sounded taps.

   The Loretta Neff Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars attended in a body and held their brief ritual at both services. The Court House flag was at half-mast during the services and several of the county and city officials attended the services.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 21, 1921, page 1, column 1,
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Joan Louise COHEN ( -1929)

JOAN LOUISE COHEN

   Joan Louise Cohen, aged 7 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cohen of Connellsville, died at the home of Mrs. Harold Debrest, 635 Riverside Drive, New York City, Wednesday morning, January 23, 1929. She had been visiting in New York. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Etta, and a brother, Lawrence. The body will be brought to Uniontown for burial Friday morning in the Jewish cemetery at Hopwood. Burial will be private after brief services in the cemetery chapel.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1929, page 13, column 1

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Mary COHEN ( -1928)

MRS. MARY COHEN

   Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Mary Cohen, 72 years old, former resident of Connellsville, at her home at Braddock on Sunday night. Her husband, M. Cohen, and the following sons and daughters survive: David Cohen of Connellsville, S. W. Cohen of Braddock, P. Cohen and Mrs. Joseph Myer of Pittsburg, Mrs. Snyder of Johnstown and Mrs. A. White of Indiana.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 13, 1928, page 6, column 5

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Rachael COHEN ( -1905)

Miss Rachael Cohen

   Miss Rachael Cohen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cohen, died Monday night at 11 o’clock of tuberculosis at her home on First street, New Haven, aged 20 years. The remains were shipped to Pittsburg Tuesday morning on B. & O. train No. 3 for burial.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, May 4, 1905, page 1, column 7

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Mrs. S. COHEN ( -1913)

Mrs. Cohen’s Funeral

   The funeral of Mrs. S. Cohen of Uniontown will take place Sunday afternoon in Pittsburg. Rabbi A. A. Oshinky will officiate. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Levinson of Apple street are among the members of the family who will accompany the body to Pittsburgh.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 24, 1913, page 2, column 5

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Samuel L. COHEN (1896-1920)

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SAMUEL L COHEN
CALLED BY DEATH

Death Follows Gassing While
Serving Country Abroad.
Funeral This Afternoon.

   Samuel L. Cohen, world war hero, and one of the city’s most promising young men, died at the Johns Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, Md., Saturday evening, November 27, 1920, at 3:30 o’clock, from diseases contracted while serving his country in France. While his case was considered hopeless, he appeared to be improving somewhat until he suffered a relapse a few days ago.

   Mr. Cohen was the son of David and Annie Cohen, of this city, and was born in Scottdale, March 30, 1896. He attended the Uniontown public school class of 1915 with high honors. His ability as a student won for him the Carnegie Tech scholarship the year of his graduation and the following fall he entered Tech where he led his class for three and one-half years until called to the service of his country. With his school work so nearly completed, he did not hesitate a second to the call to duty. Entering the service he was assigned to Co. H 112th Infantry of the 25th or Keystone division stationed at Camp Hancock, Ga., and sailed with that unit for France May 2, 1918. He was in France but a few weeks when his unit was sent to the Chanteau Thierry sector to stop the last German offensive. His unit was signally honored in the capture of Hill 294, preliminary to the great offensive. Going through the Chanteau Thierry drive, he battled on the Aisne-Marne river and crossing over engaged in the attack and counter attack on Flamos and Fismette where they met the Germans hand to hand in a bloody struggle. His outfit was then sent into the St. Mihlel sector and later into the Mense-Argonne sector. They were preparing for the great drive on Metz when hostilities ceased. Mr. Cohen came through all these engagements without being wounded but he was slightly gassed. He returned with his organization and was discharged at Camp Dix, N. J. Five weeks after his discharge he was taken ill and visited the Adirondack mountains in the hope of recovering his health. Returning home, his condition grew worse and he was taken to the Mayo sanitarium at Rochester, Minn. Later he was removed to John Hopkins hospital where the best physicians of the country were called for consultation. For a time he appeared to be improving and in the battle with death he was determined to be victor. His fight with the dread disease showed him to be a true soldier, unflinching in the face of death.

   Mr. Cohen returned to this country with the rank of battalion sergeant major. His comrades said of him, “He was a soldier and a gentleman.”

   The remains were brought to Uniontown yesterday afternoon and taken to the home of his parents, 29 Charles street. His sister, Sadye, was with him during his entire stay in the hospital and returned home with the body, exhausted from the long vigil. He is survived by his parents, his sister, Sadye, and one brother, Harry.

   Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rabbi Hershon, of Temple Israel officiating.

   His comrades will pay him full military honors. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their military ritual at the grave following the last rites of the church by Rabbi Hershon and will have a firing squad, color bearers, guards and buglers. The American Legion will furnish the honorary pallbearers and intimate friends of the deceased will be active pallbearers. The active pallbearers will be J. A. Williams, of Pittsburgh, Joe Levy, of New York, Ave Cohen, George Cohen, Abe Luslhaus and M. H. Feldstein of this city. The honorary pallbearers will be Elton Whitlock, Duane Rush, Bailey Sturgeon, Louis Cohen, Leonard Pitler and Lawrence Hireb. Interment will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 29, 1920, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 10, column 3

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Ida COGAN ( -1903)

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COGAN’S WIFE MADE THREATS

Accused Him of Bigamy and Perjury
and Threatened Suit.

  Hyndman, March 28— William J. Cogan, who shot and killed his divorced wife, Ida Cogan at eh national Hotel here yesterday and then committed suicide was a resident of Saxon. He was a member of one of the best known families of Bedford county, his brother, Henry W. Cogan being sheriff of the county for the coming three years.

   Cogan’s wife had recently accused him of bigamy and perjury and threatened him with prosecution and it is thought that the couple quarreled over the matter yesterday which terminated in Cogan’s killing his wife and then committing suicide.

   The body of Cogan will be sent to Saxon tomorrow for interment while his wife’s remains will be forwarded to relatives in Bedford.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 28, 1903, page 1, column 3

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William J. COGAN ( -1903)

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COGAN’S WIFE MADE THREATS

Accused Him of Bigamy and Perjury
and Threatened Suit.

  Hyndman, March 28— William J. Cogan, who shot and killed his divorced wife, Ida Cogan at eh national Hotel here yesterday and then committed suicide was a resident of Saxon. He was a member of one of the best known families of Bedford county, his brother, Henry W. Cogan being sheriff of the county for the coming three years.

   Cogan’s wife had recently accused him of bigamy and perjury and threatened him with prosecution and it is thought that the couple quarreled over the matter yesterday which terminated in Cogan’s killing his wife and then committing suicide.

   The body of Cogan will be sent to Saxon tomorrow for interment while his wife’s remains will be forwarded to relatives in Bedford.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 28, 1903, page 1, column 3

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Tobias J. COIL ( -1853)

DIED

   At Camp Casey near Washington City, D.C. Dec. 13, of typhoid Fever, TOBIAS J. COIL of Wharton Tp., aged 34 years. He was a member of Capt. J.K. Fisher's Cavalry company, and was a good soldier and an honorable, upright man, whose loss will be deeply regretted by his fellow soldiers, and the community in which he lived.  He leaves a wife and five children who were dependent upon him, to mourn an irrepairable loss.  May He, who hath promised to be a husband to the widow, and a father to the fatherless, defend, protect and bless these disconsolate ones   

Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 8, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 48, page 5, column 1

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Martha Hall COKING (1885-1948)

MRS. FRED COKING

Mrs. Martha Hall Coking, 63 years old, wife of Fred Coking, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, at her home at 84 Second street, California, after an illness of two weeks. She was born at Dunbar, January 30, 1885, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Bitner Hall, and had resided at California for the past 35 years.

Surviving are her husband and 11 children; Mrs. Sarah Hartley, Daisytown; Ira and Kenneth, West Brownsville; Robert, Calumet; Raymond, Detroit; Mrs. Margaret Belch, Miami, Fl.; Mrs. Ethel Foster, Elco; Bernard, U.S. Army, Fort Deposit, Ala., Mrs. Edith Yukovich, Fayette City and Mrs. Pearl Greene and Elsie at home. There are also two grandchildren, Betty Rae and Dolores LeJohn of California; Two sisters, Mrs. Bell Wilson of Dunbar and Mrs. Laura Wilson of Masontown; seven brothers, Robert, John and Samuel Hall of Dunbar, Frank Hall of Canonsburg, Ralph Hall of West Brownsville, George Hall of Carmichaels and Jesse Hall of Hickory.

The funeral service will be held at home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

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Carmella COLATCH (1883-1956)

COLATCH, MRS. CARMELLA— Aged 72, died Wednesday, November 21, 1956 at 8:00 p.m. in her home, Dunbar, where she had resided the past fifty-two years. Born in Italy, November 30, 1883, she has the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Romano. She was a member of the Alter & Rosary Society of St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Variano, Dunbar; one sister, Mrs. Christina Iamurri, Italy; two grandchildren; one great grandchild. Friends are being received in the home, Dunbar. Requiem High Mass will be intoned Monday at 9:15 a.m. in St. Aloysius R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. W. J. Donnernauer as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 23, 1956, page 6, column 7

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Ida Neff COLBAUGH Stone  (1889-1925)

IDA NEFF COLBAUGH

   Mrs. Ida Neff Colbaugh, wife of Robert C. Colbaugh, died at her home, 523 Hill avenue, Wilkinsburg, Monday evening, March 30, 1925, at 11:25 o’clock following an illness of pneumonia. She was a daughter of Harry G. Neff and Laura Dearth Neff of Masontown and in addition to her husband is survived by three children, Robert, Jr., Harry Neff Colbaugh and Betsy Colbaugh, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Sidwell, of Wilkinsburg and a brother, George A. Neff, of Doylestown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1925, page 7, column 2


COLBAUGH SERVICES

   Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ida Neff Colbaugh will be held at the family home in Wilkinsburg, this Wednesday, evening. The funeral party will leave Wilkinsburg Thursday morning, arriving in Uniontown shortly before noon. Interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 1, 1925, page 9, column 4

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Araminto COLBERT ( -1915)

   Death notice for Araminto Colbert of Masontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 7, 1915, with the headline "Overdose of Drug of Which She Was A User". Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.

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Bessie Pearl Lewis COLBERT (1881-1929)

MRS. N. W. COLBERT
DIES IN HOSPITAL

   Mrs. Bessie Pearl Colbert, wife of Newton W. Colbert of Dickerson Run, died 10 o’clock this morning at the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, where she underwent an operation three weeks ago. Mrs. Colbert was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Lewis. She was born on December 6, 1881, at Dickerson Run and spent all of her life in that vicinity. Those surviving are: Her husband, Newton W. Colbert and two sons, Howard and James both of Dickerson Run. There are two sisters, Miss Irene Lewis, who made her home with the Colbert’s, and Mrs. Harry E. Kooser of Connellsville, William Lewis, who also mad his home with the Colbert’s, and George and Harry Lewis of Sunbury are brothers. Mrs. Colbert was a member of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Dawson, the Ladies Aid Society and the missionary societies. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 247, Connellsville, and the Dames of Malta of Dawson. Arrangements, in charge of Funeral Directors Ira Blait & Son of Perryopolis, have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1929, page 6, column 1


MRS. N. W. COLBERT

   Funeral services for Mrs. N. W. Colbert of Vanderbilt who died Saturday, October 19, 1929, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, will be held in the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. M. Seitter of the Cochran Memorial church, Dawson, officiating. Burial will be in the Dickerson Run cemetery. Two sons of Vanderbilt survive.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 21, 1929, page 17, column 2

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Charles COLBERT ( -1896)

   Death notice for Charles Colbert of Greensburg appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 5, 1896. Text is not currently available.


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Eleanor COLBERT ( -1926)

ELEANOR COLBERT

   Eleanor Colbert, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Colbert of Hopwood, died in the Uniontown Hospital Tuesday morning, February 23, 1926, at 5:20 o’clock following an illness of 11 weeks. She was enrolled in the second grade in the Hopwood public school. She is survived by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held in the St. John’s Roman Catholic church Thursday afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 24, 1926, page 15, column 2

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Elizabeth Klink COLBERT ( -1919)

MRS. EDWARD COLBERT

   Mrs. Elizabeth Klink Colbert, wife of Edward Colbert, died Wednesday morning at her home at Masontown, at the age of 58 years. She was born and reared in Connellsville and lived here for many years. Her parents were Samuel and Lydia Klink who lived in what is now the Third ward. Mrs. Colbert was married in Connellsville and since then had lived in several places in the county. For the last three years her home had been at Masontown. There are no children. Besides the husband there survive the following brother and sisters: Mrs. W. C. Lott and Mrs. Minnie Anderson, Uniontown; Samuel Klink, Alverton; Mrs. Etta Anderson, and Miss Emma Klink, Charleroi. Mrs. John Campbell of North Pittsburg street, Connellsville, is a niece. She was a member of the Masontown Methodist Episcopal church and the Daughters of America in Uniontown. The funeral will be held Friday morning at the Methodist church at Masontown. Interment will be in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 9, 1919, page 2, column 4

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Emogene Mary COLBERT (1908-1996)

   Emogene Mary Colbert, 88, of Tarrs, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late John and Pearl White Solomon. She was a life member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Tarrs Prayer Group, where she had also served as their secretary for many years. She was a graduate of the Scottdale High School Class of l926. She was a former employee of the Scottdale Independent Observer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ethen G. Colbert, in 1984; an infant daughter, Joanne Pearl Colbert, in 1937; a daughter-in-law, Betty J. Colbert; and two brothers, Donald and John Solomon. She is survived by four sons, Robert G. Colbert and his wife, Mary Lou, of Indianapolis, Ind., John W. Colbert of Hunker, James R. Colbert and his wife, Janet, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2 and Kenneth L. Colbert and his wife, Linda, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2; two grandsons, Robert G. and Brian K. Colbert; seven granddaughters, Robin Mauzy, Christine Spitz, Pamela Colbert, Suzanne Patch, Jill Colbert, Jennifer Colbert and Megan Colbert; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie Stewart and Haley Colbert; and a sister, Lois Francis of Scottdale. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. She will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph A. Mostoller officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarry.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 4, 1996

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Ida Shaffer COLBERT ( -1925)

MRS. ISAAC COLBERT

   Mrs. Isaac Colbert, aged 61 years, died Monday morning, July 6, 1925, at 11:30 o’clock at her home in Dickerson Run following a short illness. She had been visiting with her son, Charles, of Forbes street, this city, and was taken ill on a West Penn car on her way home at 5:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon in company with her husband and never regained consciousness. Deceased was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive, and two step-children, William H. and Newton Colbert. The following children survive: Charles C., of Uniontown; Brice J., of Connellsville; Mrs. Allen Weimer, of South Connellsville; Mrs. Walter Freed, of Vanderbilt; Mrs. Harry Shipley, of Dickerson Run; Raymond of Dickerson Run and Lucy, at home. The following brothers and sisters together with 20 grandchildren also survive; Mrs. Mary Jolliff of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna Mercer, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Clyde Neff, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Louise Sedgwin, of Elizabeth and William Shaffer, of New Kensington. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 7, 1925, page 2, column 5&6


News of the Day At
Vanderbilt Briefly Told

  VANDERBILT, July 9— The funeral services for Mrs. Ida Shaffer Colbert, who died on Monday morning from a paralytic stroke suffered on Sunday while enroute home from Uniontown on a street car, were held yesterday afternoon in the Christian Church. The cortege left the late home at Liberty at 2 o’clock. H. Glenn Carpenter, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was made in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.

   A quartet composed of H. D. Shallenberger, W. E. Gray, C. C. Collins and Lewis Marotti, sand “No Night There,” “Saved By Grace” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” The pallbearers were U. G. Blair, B. F. McManus, Joseph Stoner, Joseph Strickler, Everhart Shipley and H. R. McBurney. Relatives attended from Pittsburg, Brownsville, Uniontown, Connellsville, Elizabeth and New Kensington.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 9, 1925, page 3, column 1

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Isaac COLBERT ( -1908)

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ISAAC COLBERT DEAD

Old Resident of East Liberty and Veteran
Riverman of Half a Century Ago.

  DAWSON, Feb. 15— Isaac Colbert, one of the oldest residents of Fayette County died at his home in East Liberty, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The cause of his death was pneumonia. Mr. Colbert had been sick for about four weeks. About one year ago he was suffering from the same disease and it was thought he would not get well. He was born in Virginia. He married Miss Sarah ????? in 184?, they have lived in East Liberty for the past ? years.

   Mr. Colbert, in his early days worked as a fireman on a boat on the Monongahela river running through to New Orleans. He owned a grocery store in East Liberty and was in business there up until about 10 years ago. He leaves a wife and 10 children, all living. Harry of Lower Tyrone, John of Mt. Pleasant, Newton, Isaac, Morgan, Dickerson Run, Mrs. Mary Piatt of East Liberty, George of Jones Mills, Jarret of Kansas, Mrs. Rachel Haskins of Zanesville, O., and Mrs. Jennie Coyle of Armstrong county.

   The funeral will be held from his late residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment at the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 15, 1908, page 3, column 3

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Jesse James COLBERT ( -1908)

Death of Colored Infant

   Jesse James Colbert, colored, son of Walter and Sarah Colbert, died this morning at the home of his parents on Nigger Hill, aged two years, eight months and six days. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. Interment in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 20, 1908, page 2, column 1

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John G. COLBERT Stone  (1847-1923)

JOHN G. COLBERT.

   John G. Colbert, 76 years old, a resident of Brownsville for the past four years, died Friday morning at the Brownsville General Hospital following an illness of two weeks of complication of diseases due to infirmities of age. He is survived by 11 children as follows: John, Edward and Noah, Uniontown, Walter, Tair, Jesse, Continental No. 2, Mrs. Walter Beeson, Uniontown; Mrs. J. W. Taylor, Point Marion; Mrs. Jack von Ahlman, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. Emma Raines, Clarksbury, W. Va., Mrs. James Livingstone, Greensburg, and Mrs. Sadie Coleman, Brownsville. There are also surviving, six brothers and three sisters, Isaac, Henry and Newton, of Dawson, George and Jarrett, who reside in Kansas, and Morgan of Dickerson Run, Mrs. Thomas Coyle of Kansas, Mrs. George Huskins of Ohio and Mrs. Kate Pratt of Liberty, 60 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

   The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Walter Beeson, Berkley street, Uniontown, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 o’clock. The interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 9, 1923, page 2, column 4

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Junior COLBERT ( -1926)

JUNIOR COLBERT

   The funeral services for Junior Colbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis R. Colbert of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Dickerson Run will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Colbert. Burial will be made in Cochran Cemetery at Dawson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 17, 1926, page 6, column 4

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Lenwood COLBERT ( -1923)

LENWOOD COLBERT.

   Lenwood Colbert, 13 years old, colored, son of Walter and Sarah Colbert of Davidson, died Monday night following a brief illness of pneumonia. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home, Rev. George Gray, pastor of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 6, 1923, page 2, column 5

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Stella COLBERT ( -1924)

MISS STELLA COLBERT

   Miss Stella Colbert, 17 years old, died Friday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Colbert, Sr., of Uniontown.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1924, page 6, column 4


PERSONAL

   Roy Colbert, of Latrobe, is spending a few days in Uniontown visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Colbert, Sr., of Connellsville street. Mr. Colbert was called to Uniontown by the death of his sister, Miss Stella Colbert.

   George Colbert, of McClellandtown, is in Uniontown being called here for the funeral of his sister, Miss Stella Colbert.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 19, 1924, page 6, column 2, paragraphs 3 & 6

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Susan O. COLBERT ( -1864)

DIED

   COLBERT— On Friday evening, Sept. 24th at her residence in Merrittstown, Mrs. Susan O., wife of Geo. Colbert, (now in the U. S. Army,) and daughter of James Carey of this county. The deceased was a kind patient amiable woman and possessed of many Christian virtues.    Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 13, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 36, page 3, column 1

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Dorothea Schnorr COLBORN (1929-1995)

   Dorothea Schnorr Colborn, 65, of Uniontown, formerly of Miller Farm, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 1995, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in New Kensington, daughter of the late Charles and Maretta Zook Schnorr. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Colborn Sr., and a brother, Thomas G. Schnorr. She is survived by a daughter, Candace McKinniss and her husband, Donald, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Charles E. Colborn Jr. and his wife, Mary Beth, of New Salem; two granddaughters, Nicole Colborn and Jessica Brown; one great-granddaughter, Samantha C. Brown; a brother, Charles H. Schnorr of Fox Chapel, and a sister, Mrs. Larry (Rose Marie) Lavasik of Springdale. A memorial Mass will be said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1995, at 7 p.m. in St. Procopius R. C. Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. James L. … balance of obit is missing


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 1995

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Glenn COLBORN ( -1927)

GLENN COLBORN

   Glenn Colborn of Holsopple, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, December 14, 1927, from heart trouble while delivering goods for the Hillman Supply Company at Jerome. Mr. Colborn is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Colborn; one son, Rodger; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Colborn of Confluence, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held yesterday in Confluence.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 17, 1927, page 6, column 1

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Harry COLBORN ( -1899)

Our Country Correspondence

Vanderbilt

   Harry, the 1-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. George Colborn of East Liberty, died Sunday morning at 1 o’clock. The cause of its death was brain fever. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. J. T. Cherry, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, August 11, 1899, page 8, column 2

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Julia Dull COLBORN ( -1894)

  COLBORN— At the home of her son, George, at Moyer, on Monday, December 3rd, of typhoid fever, Mrs. Julia Colborn, aged 61 years. Deceased is survived by five sons, Rev. Lafyette Colborn of Ellwood, George of Moyer, Walter of Mill Run, and W. D. and A. J. of Vanderbilt. Funeral at Mill Run yesterday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1894, page 8, column 3

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Marie D. COLBORN ( -1921)

MRS. E. S. COLBORN

  PENNSVILLE, July 26

   Mrs. Marie D. Colborn, former well known singer of this borough, who was married a year ago in June to E. S. Colborn, died at her home there this morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases following childbirth. She was a niece by marriage of Alderman Colborn of Connellsville. She was a popular vocalist.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 27, 1921, page 5, column 2

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Mary Ann Tannehill COLBORN Stone  (1860-1926)

MRS. A. J. COLBORN

   Mrs. Mary Ann Tannehill Colborn, aged 65 years, wife of Dr. A. J. Colborn, of Connellsville, died in the Connellsville State Hospital, Sunday night, April 4, 1926, at 9:15 o’clock from burns suffered on Monday morning, March 29, when her clothing ignited from a gas heating stove in the home. Mrs. Colborn was born near Confluence, a daughter of Eli and Eliza J. Graham Tannehill. She attended the Jumonville Soldiers’ Orphan school. Virtually her entire life was spent in Fayette county.

   On August 5, 1883, she married Dr. Colborn and moved to Connellsville to live. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, the Ladies’ Aid, N. C. D. Bible class and Mission Circle of the church, and also was a member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George D., of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Bess Bailey, of Ohiopyle; Mrs. Edith Harmon, of Connellsville, and Miss Leila, at home. Eight grandchildren and one great grandson; two brothers, Rev. N. B. Tannehill, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and A. Judson Tannehill, of Scottdale; four sisters, Miss Margaret Tannehill and Mrs. H. F. VanHorn, of Scottdale, Mrs. Caroline Miller, of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Rebecca Tinkey, of Indian Head, also survive.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Connellsville Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in Hill Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 6, 1926, page 7, column 1

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Susan Kern COLBORN (1862-1939)

MRS. SUSAN COLBORN

   Mrs. Susan Colborn, 77 years old, widow of Walter S. Colborn, died at 7:30 o’clock Friday night at her home in Mill Run after an illness of about three weeks. Mrs. Colborn was born February 16, 1862, at Normalville, a daughter of the late George and Ellen Kern. She had lived her entire life at Normalville and Mill Run. She was a member of the Mill Run Baptist Church and had taken an active part in church activities until ill health kept her confined. She had been teacher of the Women’s Bible Class for years, was president of the Missionary Circle, and was superintendent of the cradle roll of the church at the time of her death. She had also been president of the Mill Run W. C. T. U. Her husband died February 24, 1923. Mrs. Colborn is survived by five children: Mrs. Eva L. Shearer of Waynesburg, David L. Colborn of Charleroi, Miss Fern M. Colborn of Philadelphia, E. Sturgis Colborn and George D. Colborn, both of Mill Run. She also leaves four brothers and one sister: W. W. Kern of Connellsville, Mrs. Kate King of Effingham, Kan., Nelson Kern of New Salem, J. C. Kern of Miles City, Mont., and T. H. Kern of Normalville. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon. After a prayer at the home at 1 o’clock the body will be removed to the Mill Run Baptist Church where friends may view the remains until 2 o’clock, the time of the service. Rev. Lester Norton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the church cemetery at Mill Run.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 25, 1939, page 5, column 4

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Willis C. COLBORN ( -1906)

WILLIS C. COLBORN

Died on Saturday at His Home
At Hazelwood

   Willis C. Colborn, aged 26 years, died Saturday night at his late residence at Hazelwood of typhoid fever. The funeral services took place on Monday evening at 8 o’clock from his late residence. Deceased was the son of Rev. and Mrs. L. S. Colborn of Bolivar, Mo. He is survived by his widow and one child. His parents and three sisters and one brother also survive, Mrs. G. G. Welsh, Swissvale, Mrs. Frank Donegal, Charleroi and Gertrude and Frank Colborn of Bolivar, Mo. He was a nephew of Dr. A. J. Colborn, W. D. Colborn and Z. S. Moon of Connellsville, G. W. Colborn of Moyer and W. S. Colborn of Mill Run.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 23, 1906, page 6, column 2

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Lafayette S. COLBURN ( -1926)

REV. L. S. COLBURN

   Rev. Lafayette S. Colburn, aged 74 years, of Columbus, O., died in the Connellsville State hospital at 12:45 o’clock, Monday morning, April 19, 1926, from a stroke of paralysis. He was a retired Baptist minister. Mr. Colburn came to Connellsville a couple of weeks ago to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Marianne Colburn when stricken with paralysis.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 19, 1926, page 5, column 6

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bullet Mae COLBURN died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MORNING HERALD 11/15/1935 PAGE 12
MAE COLBURN
Mrs. Mae Colburn for many years a resident of Coolspring Street in Uniontown,PA. died last Friday evening in Greensburg Hospital, Greensburg, Westmoreland Co, Pa., from injuries  received after being struck by an automobile in Jeanette, Pa., her present home. She was the widow of James T. Colburn, who died in 1926.
She is survived by three children, George of Greensburg, Pa., Mrs. E.J. Horner of Philadelphia, PA and Mrs. G.A. Patterson of Monongahela,Pa.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Miller Funeral PArlors, Jeanette,Pa., this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will  be in Park Place Cemetery , Uniontown.


Steve COLBY ( -1900)

   Death notice for Steve Colby of Brownsville appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 22, 1900. Text is not currently available.


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Chauncey COLDREN ( -1904)

   Death notice for Chauncey Coldren of Leckrone appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 20, 1904. Text is not currently available.


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Eleanor Lincoln COLDREN Headstone (1899-1975)

COLDREN, ELEANOR LINCOLN Age 75 years of 107 Spruce Way, Uniontown, died Friday, March 28, 1975 at 5 p.m. in the Miami Heart Institute, Miami, Florida. She was born September 30, 1899 in Connellsville and was the daughter of the late Leroy Sherman and Ellen McClernan Lincoln. She was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church, Women’s Bible Class, President elect of Albert Gallatin Chapter Daughters of 1812, Chief Tanacharison Daughters of American Colonists, Uniontown Travel Club, the head of Volunteer Services for the Fayette County Chapter of the Red Cross, an Honorary member of the Red Cross Board, and one of the organizers of the Gray Ladies. She was a member of and historian of the Col. Andrew Lynn Chapter DAR, a member of the Home Economics Club and former BPW woman of the year.

Surviving are her husband, Atty. I. Burdette Coldren; two sons, Ira B. Coldren Jr., Uniontown, and Clarke L. Coldren, Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Raatz, Byron, Minnesota.

The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., today 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday noon to 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. John A. Buckley officiating. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Col. Andrew Lynn Chapter DAR will hold services this evening at 7.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 29, 1975, page 17, column 7

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Eliza J. LaClere COLDREN ( -1928)

ELIZA J. LaCLERE COLDREN

   Mrs. Eliza J. LaClere Coldren, aged 82 years, widow of Isaac Coldron, died at her home in Messmore Thursday afternoon, September 6, 1928, at 1 o’clock, following an illness of a complication of diseases. She was born on January 17, 1846. Her husband died 35 years ago. Mrs. Coldren is survived by one son, L. C. Coldren of Messmore; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Harford of Messmore; a brother, Amadee LaClere of New Geneva, and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Franks, who lives with a daughter, Mrs. Lincoln at Brier Hill, and six grandchildren. Short funeral services will be held in the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, followed by additional services in the Church Hill Presbyterian church, McClellandtown, with the Rev. J. E. Whitacre officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harry Kilgore. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 7, 1928, page 4, column 5

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Elizabeth COLDREN ( -1929)

MRS. ELIZABETH COLDREN

   Mrs. Elizabeth Coldren, aged 73 years, for nearly a half century a resident of Uniontown and vicinity, died Wednesday morning, July 24, 1929, at 8 o’clock, at the home of her son, W. F. Coldren, 28 John street, where she has been residing in recent years. Mrs. Coldren was one of the oldest members of the Third Presbyterian church. She has been active in the affairs of that church many years. Surviving are two sons, W. F. Coldren and Walter Coldren and a grandson, Ralph. A brother John McDougle of New Salem also survives. Brief funeral services will be held in the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with additional services in the Third Presbyterian church at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodil officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 25, 1929, page 13, column 3


COLDREN SERVICES

   Brief funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Coldren will be held in the home of W. F. Coldren, 28 John street, this afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by additional services in the Third Presbyterian church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. E. A. Hodil will have charge of the services. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 26, 1929, page 8, column 3

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Ella Deffenbaugh COLDREN ( -1943)

COLDREN, ELLA DEFFENBAUGH, aged 73 years, 6 mo., 18 days, lifelong resident of German Township, her home being on the Masontown High House Road near Leckrone, died in the Uniontown Hospital Monday morning, July 5, 1943, following a brief illness.

Her husband, William Coldren, preceded her in death by twenty years. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Edwin C. Stilwell of Masontown, R. D., Mrs. O. R. Younkin at home, four sisters, Mrs. Louise Mack, Mrs. George Renshaw, both of Uniontown, Mrs. Elizabeth Lincoln of Masontown, R. D., Mrs. Jennie Ross of High House, one brother, William H. Deffenbaugh of Ravena, Ohio; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon with brief services at the home at 2 o'clock followed by regular services in Jacobs Lutheran church with Rev. Freeman Ankrurn of Masontown officiating. Burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 6, 1943, page 2, column 8

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George M. COLDREN ( -1903)

   Letters of administration of the estate of George M. Coldren, late of Nicholson township, were granted Saturday to Joseph Riffle. Bond $1,000. The widow, Catherine Coldren, renounced her right to act. Mr. Coldren died at Woodside, January 10, 1903.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, January 27, 1903, page 8, column 2, paragraph 6

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Jesse O. COLDREN ( -1926)

JESSE O. COLDREN

   Jesse O. Coldren of Luzerne township, died at his home Wednesday morning, November 3, 1926, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Coldren was born in Fayette county and spent most of his life in Luzerne township. For a number of years he engaged in farming but for the past 20 years had superintended the building of improved roads in the township. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet Davidson Coldren; one daughter, Mrs. Etta Coldren Moore; two sons, Edgar W. and John D., all of Brownsville, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Ellen Moore Crowe, Mrs. Sara Coldren Cavender and Smith Coldren. Funeral services will be held in the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. R. C. VanEmau, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Coldren was a member and deacon, officiating. Burial will be in Redstone cemetery, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 27, 1926, page 3, column 3

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John H. COLDREN ( -1919)

   Death notice for John H. Coldren of Brownsville appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 27, 1919. Text is not currently available.


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John S. COLDREN Stone  (1848-1920)

JOHN S. COLDREN

   John S. Coldren, aged 72 years, seven months and 11 days, died Thursday evening, August 12, 1920, at 7:15 o’clock at his home, No. 38 Lawn avenue. While Mr. Coldren’s condition for some time past had been critical and his death was not unexpected, it came as a great shock to his wide circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Coldren spent his entire life in Fayette county, having been born and reared in German township. He came to Uniontown 21 years ago. The cause of death was pernicious anemia.

   He is survived by his wife and three sons, Raymond I. Coldren and Emerson A. Coldren, at home, and by Ira W. Coldren, of Lawn avenue. Three sisters, Mrs. Austin Franks, Woodside; Mrs. Jacob Franks, Glaser, Kans., and Mrs. George Franks, of High House, also survive. Funeral arrangements had not been definitely decided upon last evening but he services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 13, 1920, page 8, column 1

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John Wilbur COLDREN ( -1920)

CHILDREN CREMATED
No Trace Found of Them After Home at Brownsville Is Destroyed

   John Wilbur Coldren, three years old and Martha Ann Coldren, 18 months old, children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Coldren of Beacon Hill, near Brownsville, were burned to death and their bodies cremated in a fire Friday afternoon in the Coldren home. The children were alone in the house when the fire started and how it originated is not known. The flames made such headway when the children discovered it that rescuers were unable to enter the building. Mrs. Coldren was downtown assisting her husband in the jewelry store and when she returned home the rear of the house was in flames. The opinion of the physicians is that the bodies of the two children were reduced to ashes. The Coldren residence, a four room bungalow is outside the fire zone and no fighting facilities were available. The house was burned to the ground, the loss being between $2,500 and $3,000.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 10, 1920

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Maggie Jane COLDREN Stone  (1844-1923)

FUNERAL OF MRS. COLDREN

   Funeral services for the late Mrs. Maggie Jane Coldren, who died at her home, 38 Lawn avenue, suddenly on Saturday morning, will be held from the home at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Services will be in charge of Rev. E. A. Hodil, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church. Music will be by the quartet of the choir, Miss Lillian Hammitt, Miss Emily Sagerholm, B. H. McCracken and Berwyn Detweiler, with Mrs. H. C. Gerwig as the accompanist. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

   Mrs. Coldren wound have been eighty years of age had she lived until next month. While she has been an invalid for years, her condition did not become serious until late Friday, up to which time she apparently was enjoying normal health. Death came suddenly. Mrs. Coldren, ever a student of the Bible, practiced in her daily living the teachings there and her Christian character, thoughtfulness of others and genial disposition endeared her to everyone with whom she came in contact.

   Funeral services will be carried out this afternoon just as nearly as possible to her preferences as shown when she made the funeral arrangements three years ago for her husband, John Coldren.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 20, 1923, page 5, column 3

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Martha Campbell COLDREN ( -1904)

   Death notice for Martha (Mrs. Jesse) Campbell Coldren of Harrisburg, formerly of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 23 & 26, 1904. Text is not currently available.


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Martha Ann COLDREN ( -1920)

CHILDREN CREMATED
No Trace Found of Them After Home at Brownsville Is Destroyed

   John Wilbur Coldren, three years old and Martha Ann Coldren, 18 months old, children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Coldren of Beacon Hill, near Brownsville, were burned to death and their bodies cremated in a fire Friday afternoon in the Coldren home. The children were alone in the house when the fire started and how it originated is not known. The flames made such headway when the children discovered it that rescuers were unable to enter the building. Mrs. Coldren was downtown assisting her husband in the jewelry store and when she returned home the rear of the house was in flames. The opinion of the physicians is that the bodies of the two children were reduced to ashes. The Coldren residence, a four room bungalow is outside the fire zone and no fighting facilities were available. The house was burned to the ground, the loss being between $2,500 and $3,000.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 10, 1920

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Martha J. COLDREN ( -1919)

MRS. MARTHA J. COLDREN

   Mrs. Martha J. Coldren, 46 years old, a life-long resident of Uniontown, died Friday afternoon at the home of her father, Alex Johnson, in Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 8, 1919, page 2, column 5.

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Mary H. COLDREN ( -1929)

MARY H. COLDREN

   Mrs. Mary H. Coldren, wife of John D. Coldren of South Brownsville, died Wednesday afternoon, June 26, at 1:30 o’clock in the Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Hopewell church, with Rev. R. C. VanEman officiating. Burial in Redstone cemetery, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 27, 1929, page 18, column 2

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Walter C. COLDREN ( -1962)

W. C. COLDREN

   WALTER C. COLDREN, 74, of Uniontown, died Friday afternoon in Uniontown Hospital. A World War One veteran, he had been in the taxicab and transfer business in Uniontown for many years, and in recent years had been manager of the White Swan Parking Lot. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and the Adams Class. Surviving are his widow, Mary; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Kefover of Uniontown; a grandson and a brother, W. F. Coldren of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 1, 1962, page 2, column 5

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Agnes COLE ( -1910)

MRS. AGNES COLE

   Mrs. Agnes Cole, aged 88 years, widow of the late Samuel Cole of Dunbar township, died of the infirmities of old age at the home of her son, Charles Cole, near Keffer Station, Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Cole was the oldest inhabitant of Dunbar Township, having lived in the township for 45 years. She was a native of North Union township. Her maiden name was Yauger. She is survived by two sons, Henry and Charles, and one daughter, Mrs. Susan Minerd, all of Dunbar. Funeral services were held from the home of Charles Cole Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 21, 1910, page 5, column 7

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Albert N. COLE Stone  (1906-1961)

ALBERT COLE

  Albert N. Cole, 54, of Dunbar, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Connellsville State Hospital. He was born June 12, 1906, in Dunbar, a son of Luteius and the late Rachel Murray Cole. He was employed for 33 years by the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Co. Surviving in addition to his father are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Gordon Cole, two daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Thelma Jean) Smiley of Dunbar and Miss Betty at home, a son, Donald at home, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Hannah Shupe of Dunbar and five brothers; Raymond, Jesse and Richard of Dunbar, Homer of Odessa, Texas, and Ralph of Lockport, Mich. The body is at Burhans funeral home, Dunbar. The funeral service will be held there at 2 o'clock Wednesday with the Rev. Lewis L. Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 23, 1961, page 4, column 5

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Anna Mae Conn COLE (1923-2006)

Anna Mae Conn Cole

  Anna Mae Conn Cole, 83 years, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and formerly of Mount Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at home. She was born June 14, 1923, in Bethelboro, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of William Shannon Conn and Martha Gaskill Conn. Anna Mae was a homemaker.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, Lesley Robert Cole and Franklin Cole, her husband, Henry Cole, in 1987, brothers, Herman Conn, William Conn, and Harold Conn, and sister, Gladys Conn Sidow. She is survived by her children: William Henry Cole, of Monarch, Fayette County, Pa., Sheila Kay Tressler and companion, Wayne Cummings, of Uniontown, Pa., and Danny Franklin Cole, of Uniontown, Pa.; sisters: Thelma Gallagher, of Kentucky, Kathryn Conn, Eleanor Conn, and Janet Conn, all of Mount Braddock, Pa.; brother, Robert Conn and his wife, Alice, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., where Services will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson, officiating. Interment will follow in Percy Cemetery, Dunbar.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, January 2, 2007

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Anna Wickham COLE ( -1961)

COLE, ANNA WICKHAM— Age 86 years, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Wharton-Furnace Rd., died in the home of her daughter, 3129 Queseda St., Monday morning, November 27, 1961, the wife of the late Samuel W. Cole. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Freda Hill of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Velva Bright of Fairmont, W. Va.; Samuel R. Cole of Pittsburgh; Charles Cole of Elizabeth, Pa.; Bruce W. Cole of Fairchance. Also twelve grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren. The body will be in the Bethel Church of the Brethren, Farmington, Pa. where friends will be received this evening until time of service Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Thormwalt officiating. Interment will be in church cemetery under the direction of Gray-Cole Funeral Home, Sewickly, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 28, 1961, page 20, column 4

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bullet Audrey COLE died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Spinal Menengitis has invaded the city of Uniontown.
It claimed its first victim at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning, June 26, 1937, when Audrey, 16-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole, 169 East Main street, died in the Uniontown Hospital. In accordance with health laws, burial was within 24 hours.
A strict quarantine has been placed upon the home of the parents by Health Officer J. R. West and will be in force for a period of 30 days.
It is the first case reported within the city for some time, Officer West says.


Bertha Jane Miller COLE (1903-1986)

  Bertha Jane Miller Cole, 83, of Lemont Furnace, R. D. 2, died Sunday at her home. She was born August 16, 1903, in Dunbar, the daughter of the late Murphy and Lucy Gorn Miller. She was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church. She is survived by six sons; Robert E. of New Salem, Raymond E., Fred H. and Louis I., all of Coolspring. Paul D. (Laurel terrace) and Clarence J. both of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Doris) Kurosky and Judy Cole both of Uniontown; one granddaughter, Patty J. Borek of Connellsville, whom she raised; 22 grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence "Pete" Cole, in 1983; one son, Thomas in 1986; one grandson and one granddaughter. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, 1986

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Charles COLE (1876-1957)

CHARLES COLE

   Charles Cole, 81, of Dunbar, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Blanche Blacka, at Dunbar. He had resided with her for the past three years. Born at Lemont Furnace March 4, 1876, he was a son of the late William and Mary Jane Cole. In addition to Mrs. Blacka, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Matthews of Uniontown and Mrs. Flora Minerd of Dunbar, and a brother, James of Republic. The body will be at the home of Mrs. Black where the funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. J. D. Schrecengost, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 29, 1957, page 2, column 4

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Charles COLE (1912-2004)

  Charles Cole, age 92, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004 in Cherry Tree Nursing Center. He was born January 22, 1912 in Oliver 3, Uniontown, Pa., son of Albert Cole and Elizabeth (Harvey) Cole. Mr. Cole was retired from the United Mine Workers of America and was a member of Pillar of Fire Church in Mount Braddock, Pa.

  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie McKenzie Cole in 1994, two brothers, Frank and Elzie Cole, one sister, Mildred Cole Shipley, and parents. Surviving are a son, Charles Albert Cole of Meadowbrook, Hopwood, Pa.; a daughter, Jeannie Maust and husband Jim of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; five Grandchildren: Tammy Adams of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, Lisa Welch of Morgantown West Virginia, Charles Albert Cole Jr. of Meadowbrook, Hopwood, Pa., Kevin Cole of Point Marion, Pa., and Jason Cole of Continental 3, Uniontown, Pa.; five Great Grandchildren: Richie Adams and Justin Adams both of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, C. J. Cole of Meadowbrook, Natasha Cole and Broty Cole both of Point Marion, Pa.

  Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 8, until 2 p.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Charles O'Brien and the Rev. Charles Little officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Georges Township, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, March, 2004

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Charles F. COLE ( -2005)

  Charles F. Cole, age 84, of Mather, Pa., retired coal miner from J&L Steel's Vesta 5 Mine who had also worked at the Nemacolin Mine and was born in Arona, Westmoreland County, Pa., died Friday, February 4, 2005, in his home.

  On October 17, 1942, he married Betty J. Brocco Cole, who survives. Also surviving are two children: Frances L. Cole King of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and Charles M. Cole of Austintown, Ohio; grandchildren: Frank C. Menhart Jr. of Claysville, Pa., Mark Cole of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and Nina Cole of Austintown, Ohio; two great granddaughters and three great grandsons all of Claysville, Pa.; and a sister, Geri Cole Sparr of Grindstone, Pa.

  Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Pa., Gregory P. Rohanna, Supervisor, today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 8, until 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, February, 2005

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Charles Thomas COLE ( -1931)

CHARLES THOMAS COLE

  Charles Thomas Cole, as a result of an illness extending over the past three months, died at 5:15 a.m., Friday, May 1, 1931, in the Brownsville General Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Brownsville and a member of the Brownsville Knights of Pythias. His home at the time of death was 325 Pearl Street, South Brownsville. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Mae Brundidge Cole, and eight children: Lawrence, of Tinlock, Pa.; Lester, Wyandotte, Mich.; LeRoy, Mrs. William Fowler; Laird, Leonard, Loma and Leona, all at home. One brother, John Cole of South Brownsville, and five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services in charge of Rev. A. F. Haines, pastor of the South Brownsville Christian church, will be solemnized Monday at 2:30 p.m., at the late residence. Burial will be in Redstone Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, page 2, column 2

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Clarence COLE Stone  (1927-1971)

COLE, CLARENCE— Of Dunbar R. D. 2 died Tuesday, April 6, 1971, in the Uniontown Hospital. Born June 1, 1927 in Mt. Braddock he was the son of the late John and Edith Beal Cole. Surviving are a brother, Charles E. Cole, Wadsworth, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Geneva) Anderson of Dunbar, Mrs. Helen Harshberger of Dunbar and Mrs. Lloyd Haney of Uniontown R. D. 1. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, this evening from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Evan Shaffer officiating. Burial in Franklin Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 7, 1971, page 5, column 1

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Clarence K. COLE Stone  (1908-1995)

  Clarence K. Cole, 87, of Fairchance, died Sunday, October 8, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 9, 1908, in Dunbar, the son of Henry and Sophia Kissinger Cole. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Bertha Dennis Cole, a son, Kenneth E. Cole, four sisters and two brothers. Surviving are one daughter, Norma Jean Cole of Fairchance, one granddaughter Toni Lynn McFadden of Uniontown, two sisters, Elma Swartzer of Farmington, PA and Jo Anne Tennyson of Arlington, VA, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the Goldsboro-Tomi Funeral Home, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, PA today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the hour of service, with the Reverend Ken Walls officiating. Internment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October, 1995

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Colby James COLE (1998-2003)

  Colby James Cole, age 5, of Miller Farm, Uniontown, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003 at home with his family by his side. He was born February 14, 1998 in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Jack J. Cole and Laura Gundersen/Maskarine Cole. Colby was baptized in and attended New Salem Presbyterian Church. In addition to his father and mother he is survived by a brother, Cameron James Cole; his paternal grandmother and grandfather, Robert and Pearl Miller Cole of New Salem, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Hanon Maskarine of Masontown, Pa.; his maternal grandfather, George Gundersen of Duquesne, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., today after 7 p.m., on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. in New Salem Presbyterian Church, 33 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., with the Rev. Marnie Abraham Russell and Rev. Fr. William J. Kiel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 555 Grant Street, Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter, Two Gateway Center, 13 North, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 and New Salem Presbyterian Church, Post Office Box 455, New Salem PA 15468.


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David COLE ( -1938)

David Cole, Dunbar,
Dies of Heart Attack

   David Cole, 69 years old, died at his home in Feathers Row, Dunbar, at 11:30 o’clock Monday night. He had been down town during the afternoon and a heart attack was responsible for the sudden death. Arrangements for the funeral service will be announced Wednesday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, September 6, 1938, page 6, column 7


COLE FUNERAL

   The funeral service for David Cole, 69, who died suddenly Monday night, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Harden at Feather Row, Dunbar. Rev. William S. Hamilton, pastor of the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church, and Rev. William Martin of Pechin Chapel will officiate. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery. Mr. Cole is survived by three brothers, Bert Cole of Oliver No. 3; William Cole of Mount Braddock and George Cole of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. James Taylor of Mount Braddock; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee of Mason City, Iowa, and Mrs. James Harden of Dunbar, and two sons, Joseph P. Cole of Isabella and Albert Cole, whereabouts unknown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 7, 1938, page 6, column 4


Rev. Minerd to Officiate

   Rev. David E. Minerd of Connellsville will officiate at the funeral service for David Cole at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harden at Feather Row, Dunbar. Rev. William Martin of Pechin Chapel will also participate in the rites. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery. Rev. W. S. Hamilton of Dunbar was to have participated but is attending the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church at Uniontown this week.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 8, 1938, page 6, column 4

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bullet Edith L. COLE died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

HERALD SANDARD - NOV 30,1934
EDITH L COLE
Edith L. Cole, seven , one of the three children of Mr. & Mrs. Ellswieth Cole stricken with scarlet fever, died Wednesday  evening, November 28,1934, in the family residence  at Continental #1. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters and  a brother, Louise, Elva and Jacob Cole.
Private funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. E.C. Pires at 9:30 , in the home of the parents, Burial will  follow in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


Emma COLE (1856-1924)

   Mrs. Emma Cole, aged 70 years, nine months and 21 days, died at the family home in Fairchance, Friday morning, March 21, 1924, at 1:10 o’clock, from heart trouble following a three years’ illness. Deceased is survived by her husband, Uriah Cole; seven sons, William and Fred, at home; Frank, Albert, Thomas, John and James, all of Fairchance; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Brooks and Miss Nellie Cole, both at home, and Mrs. Maud Lewis, of Jeannette, and 24 grandchildren, Mrs. Cole had been a resident of Fairchance for the past 40 years and her death was the first in the family. Funeral services will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery, Fairchance.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–June 1, 1856, WV
   Father–John Bell
   Mother–Rebecca Bell


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 22, 1924, page 3, column 4

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Eva Agnes Yauger COLE ( -1910)

MRS. AGNES COLE

  Mrs. Agnes Cole, 88 years, widow of the late Samuel Cole of Dunbar Township, died of the infirmities of old age, at the home of her son, Charles Cole near Keffer Station, Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Cole was the oldest inhabitant of Dunbar, Township having lived in the township for 45 years. She was a native of North Union Township. Her maiden name was Yauger. She is survived by two sons, Henry and Charles and one daughter, Mrs. Susan Minerd all of Dunbar. Funeral services were held at the home of Charles Cole Friday afternoon at 2 0'clock. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.

Notes from contributor:
   Full name–Eva Agnes (Yauger) Cole
   Father–Henry Powell Yauger
   Mother–Catherine Cathrow Yauger


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 21, 1910

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Genevieve Ridley COLE (1928-2003)

   Genevieve (Ridley) Cole, 75, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 25, 1928, in Youngstown, North Union Township, Pa., daughter of the late George and Isabelle Gordon Ridley. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Wilbur Ridley, Arnold Ridley, Earl Ridley, Mary Elizabeth Ruebusch and Leona Weir. She was the last surviving member of her parent's immediate family. Genevieve was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Fred H. Cole; two children, Diana Los and her husband, Matthew of Uniontown, Pa., and George Cole and his wife, Susan of Uniontown, Pa.; two grandchildren, Roxanne Conchilla and her husband, Kevin of Uniontown, and Jason Cole of Uniontown, Pa. The family will receive friends in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Randy Costolo officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 3, 2003

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Georginna Pierce COLE ( -1935)

GEORGIANNA PIERCE COLE

Mrs. Georginna Cole, age 60, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, May 9, 1935 in the family residence in Dunbar. She is survived by her husband and the following children; Joseph Cole, Isabella; Mrs. William Lee, Mason City, IA; Mrs. James E. Harden, Dunbar; Albert Cole, and ten grandchildren. A brother William Pierce, Buena Vista and a sister Mrs. Harry Wingrove of Coolspring. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock in the family residence by Rev. William Hamilton and Rev Walter Martin of Dunbar. Burial in Franklin Cemetery Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, May 11, 1935

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Hannah Frances Johnson COLE ( -1929)

Mrs. Hannah Cole
Of Pechin Is Dead
At The Age of 73

  Mrs. Hannah Frances Johnson Cole, 73 years old, wife of Charles Cole, died at her home in Pechin Sunday morning from complications. She had resided in this vicinity practically all of her life. In addition to her husband the following children survive; Albert of Continental # 2, Lutellis Cole of Pechin, Mrs. Thomas Jeffries of Pechin, Mrs. Thomas Miller of Leisenring No. 3, Mrs. Thomas Cooper of Puritan, Mrs. John Miller of Poland, Greene Co, and Mrs. Isaac Moore of Footedale. There are 37 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Brothers and sisters are: William Johnson of Hopwood, Samuel Johnson of Continental No.2, Charles Johnson of Dunbar, Mrs. Frank Holland of Mt. Braddock, and Mrs. Frank Thomas of Brownfield. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the late home with the Rev. David E. Minerd officiating. Burial will be made in the Cole Cemetery near Pechin.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 15, 1929, page 1, column 6

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Henry COLE, Jr. ( -1938)

HENRY COLE'S FUNERAL TUESDAY

  The funeral of Henry Cole, Jr., 52 years old, who died at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, at the home of a brother Clark at Orient, following an overdose of sleeping medicine will be held at 1:30 o'clock at home of his wife, Mrs. Sophia Cole at Fairchance followed by full rites at the Mount Braddock Methodist Protestant Church with Rev. William King officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, in charge of funeral director James T, Burhan. In addition to his wife, Mr. Cole is survived by the following children: Kendall of Fairchance, Mrs. George Shartzer of Farmington, Mrs. Ernest Yauger of Fairchance, and Katherine, Ruth, Edward and Joann at home. Brothers and sisters who survive include Thomas Cole, of Ferguson, Frank Cole, of Mount Braddock, Clark Cole of Orient, Clarence Cole of Coolspring, Mrs. Elmer Matthews, Mrs. Lucy McNatt of Ferguson and Mrs. Grace Springer of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 15, 1938, page 3

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Jacob B. COLE ( -1921)

JACOB B. COLE

   Jacob B. Cole, one of the best known residents of Percy, died Wednesday morning of paralysis. He was 67 years old. Hid widow and the following children survive: J. F. Cole of Somerset, J. M. Cole of Percy, Mrs. Della Russell of Mount Braddock, R. S. Cole of Simpson, Mrs. A. O. Turney of Perry, O., and Ivan, at home. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant church at Percy. Rev. T. W. Colbour of Uniontown will officiate.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 20, 1921, page 2, column 4

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bullet Jesse COLE died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

COLE, JESSE

JESSE COLE, three years old son of JESSE and LILLIAN COLE of Mount Braddock, died Saturday at the family residence at Mount Braddock.  This is the fourth death caused from influenza in the COLE family. 
Courier  Thurs.   11-28-1918


John W. COLE (1920-2000)

   John W. Cole, 80, of Connellsville, passed away early Friday, Nov. 10, 2000. He was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Connellsville, a son of the late Henry R. and Mazie Skelton Cole. John was a member of Wooddale Church of the Brethren all his life. He was employed by West Penn Power Co. as a storeroom attendant for 24 years. John was a life member of VFW Post 3368 in Mount Pleasant. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served 14 years in the military and attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was also a member of the Retired Officers Association, DAV life member, and Scottdale Elks 777. John is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Highberger Cole, to whom he was married 56 years; a daughter, Georgann Karantonis and her husband, Karl John, of Naperville, Ill.; a son, John E. Cole and his wife, Susan, of Connellsville; two grandsons, John Karl Karantonis and Jonathan Michael Cole; four granddaughters, Tara Kristin Kurtz and her husband, Gary, Teale Elizabeth Bernstein and her husband Simon, Bethany Paige Karantonis and Carly Ann Cole; two great-grandchildren, Allison Rose Kurtz and Seth Bolton Kurtz; a brother, James Cole and his wife, Martha, of Missouri; two sisters, Annetta Malfaire and her husband, Arthur, of Chambersburg and Helen Dinkle and her husband, John, of Youngwood; a nephew, Marion Francis Cole, who he helped raise, and his wife, Lois, of Renton, also his extended family, the children and grandchildren of the late Harry E. Cole and Ruth Cunningham, Lovell Tissue and her husband, Dale, of Connellsville, Ralph Cunningham and his wife, Linda, of Oregon, James Cunningham and his wife, Beverly, of Normalville, Mary Lou Mancini and her husband, Thomas, of Connellsville, Harry Cunningham and his wife, Eleanor, of Normalville, Juanita Craig and her husband, Vaugh, of Normalville, Carol Ann Burkholder and her husband, Larry, Diane Work and her husband, Harold, and Eileen Shearer and her husband, Donald, all of Mill Run. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Kevin Wilkins and the Rev. Father Michael Sciberras officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Tarrs. Military services will be conducted at graveside by members of the VFW Post 3368, Mount Pleasant.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, November, 2000

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bullet Julia COLE died in 1927. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Julia Cole, 66 years old, wife of Alexander Cole, died at 7 O'Clock this morning (9-1-1927) at her home at  South Connellsville.  In addition to her husband there are two children, Mrs Joseph  Joacak and Louis J. Cole, both of South Connellsville, the latter a linotype operator at the Courier.   The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Emory's Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.  The time will be announced later.
Daily Courier, Thurs, 9-1-1927, page 6


Lutelis L. COLE (1877-1962)

L. L. COLE

   Lutelis L. Cole, 85, of Pechin, died unexpectedly at 7 p.m. Sunday in his home. He was born Mach 10, 1877, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late Charles and Hannah Johnson Cole. He was a former employee of Pennsylvania Wire Glass Co. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hannah Shupe of Dunbar; five sons, Raymond, Richard and Jesse of Dunbar, Ralph of Michigan and Homer of Texas; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert of Dunkard, and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller of Morrell, Mrs. Mae Miller of Dunbar, and Mrs. Daisy Moore of Monarch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel, in 1953, and a son, Albert, in 1961. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar, after 7:30 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery. The Rev. Samuel Cummings will officiate.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 15, 1962, page 4, column 7

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Margaret Ann COLE Stone  (1888-1969)

MARGARET COLE

   Margaret Ann Cole, 80, of Oliver No. 3, died at 3 a.m. Monday at the Spear Nursing Home, Markleysburg. She was born June 9, 1888, at Dunbar, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Ashton of Oliver No. 3; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.


COLE— Friends of Margaret Ann Cole of Oliver No. 3 who died Monday, March 31, 1969, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with Dr. Earl P. Confer, officiating. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 1, 1969, page 15, columns 5 & 8

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Martin COLE ( -1933)

MARTIN COLE

   When caught beneath a fall of slate while at work in the Clyde No. 1 mine, Washington county, Tuesday morning, February 7, 1933, Martin Cole, 49, of Clyde No. 2, near Fredericktown, was instantly killed. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sara Cole and the following children, all at home: James, Harold, Myrtle, Lawrence, Ralph, Violet and Geraldine. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 8, 1933, page 12, column 3

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Mary Ann COLE (1846-1911?)

MRS. MARY ANN COLE

   Mrs. Mary Ann Cole, aged 65, wife of William Mason Cole, died at her home in Mt. Braddock on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Cole has been a sufferer for years. Twenty years ago she a paralytic Stroke from which never recovered. Was entirely helpless, being unable to walk step in all that time never spoke a word to anyone. About three weeks ago she suffered another attack. Mrs. Cole was well and favorably known at Mt Braddock and was a member of the Mt, Braddock Union Church. She is survived by her husband William; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Blacka at Dunbar, Mrs. George Adams, Mrs. Harry Minerd and Mrs. John (Emma) Matthews all of Mt. Braddock. Funeral services were held yesterday at Mt. Braddock Union Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. E. Minerd had charge of the funeral. A special car conveyed the funeral party from Mt. Braddock to Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Dunbar where internment was made.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–April 4, 1846, Chear Lake, WV
   Parents–John and Rebecca Bell Sullivan


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Mary Catherine COLE ( -1936)

MARY CATHERINE COLE

  Mrs. Mary Catherine Cole, age 81, of Ferguson, widow of Isaac Cole, died at 9:30 o'clock Friday evening, January 10, 1936, while visiting the home of Frank Cole of Mt. Braddock. She has no immediate relatives surviving. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Isaac Cole residence at Ferguson, in charge of Rev. William Hamilton of Dunbar. Burial in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 13, 1936, page 2, column 1

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Mary Jane COLE (1882-1926)

MARY JANE COLE

   Mary Jane Cole, aged 43 years and 24 days, died at her home in Fairchance, Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 1926, at 2:45 o’clock following a two years’ illness. She is survived by her father, Uriah Cole; seven brothers, William, Frank, Albert, Thomas, John, James and Fred Cole, all of Fairchance, and two sisters, Nellie Cole, at home, and Mrs. H. L. Lewis, of Fairchance. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Note from contributor:
   Born–February 23, 1882, Fairchance


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 17, 1926, page 6, column 5

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Rachel Rhuamy Murray COLE Stone  (1881-1953)

MRS. LUTELIS COLE

  Mrs. Rachel Rhuamy Murray Cole, 72 years old died at 7:25 Thursday evening. She was born on December 6, 1881 at Normalville, daughter of Elijah and Hannah Murray. She had been a resident of Dunbar for 70 years. Surviving are her husband Lutelis Cole; one daughter, Mrs. Hannah Shupe at home; six sons, Albert N., Richard, Jesse and Raymond of Dunbar, Homer of Albany, Ga. and Ralph of Pittsburgh; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kerns of New Salem, Mrs. Lucy Eicher of Normalville and Mrs. Ida Rittenour of Florida and one brother George Murray of Normalville. The funeral service will be held at the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Samuel Cummings, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Holt, W. Va. officiating. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 17, 1953

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Ronald Lehman COLE (1933-1947)

RONALD COLE

   Ronald Lehman Cole, 13, son of George W. and Margaret Martin Cole of 124 Gibson Terrace, died about 4:30 o'clock this morning at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Md. He was born September 28, 1933 and had been attending South Connellsville public school. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, William Dale and David Larry, both at home and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Springfield pike. Funeral arrangements in charge of Charles A. McCormick are not complete and pending the arrival of the body in Connellsville


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 17, 1947, page 2, column 4


COLE FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Ronald Lehman Cole, 13, of 124 Gibson Terrace, who died Tuesday morning at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Md., will be held Friday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 2 o’clock. Additional rites will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock in the First Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Meade M. Snyder, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery under direction of Charles A. McCormick.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 18, 1947, page 2, column 4

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Thomas COLE ( -1871)

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
WESTMORELAND COUNTY

   Thomas Cole, a well-known resident of Latrobe, died in that place on the 28th ult., of heart disease.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 16, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 10, page 3, column 8

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Uriah COLE ( -1932)

URIAH COLE

  Uriah Cole, 86, one of the oldest residents of Fairchance, died Sunday, January 31, 1932, at 6 p.m., following a prolonged illness of complications. He is survived by six sons, William, James, Frank, Albert, Thomas, and John all of Fairchance and two daughters, Miss Nellie Cole at home and Mrs. Harold (Mary Jane) Lewis, of Fairchance. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 1, 1932

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William COLE ( -1958)

COLE, WILLIAM— Age 85 years, of State St., Fairchance, died in the Uniontown Hospital Tuesday, February 18, 1958 at 1:20 a.m. He was the son of Euriah and Emma Bell Cole. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Frank, Albert, Sr. and James of Fairchance, Thomas of Hays No.2 and John of Uniontown; Nellie Cole and Mrs. Maude Lewis of Fairchance. Friends will be received in the Wagner- Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance after 7 p.m. today where services will be conducted, Thursday, February 20 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence LaPrade officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 18, 1958, page 20, column 7

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William A. COLE (1898-1973)

Cole Funeral
Slated Today

   Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. for William A. Cole, 75, of Percy, Pa., a forth cousin of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Cole died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1898 in Percy, Pa., the son of the late J. W. and Catherine Blackburn Cole. He was a World War II veteran and a member of VFW Post 47 of Uniontown. Surviving are the following: his wife, Dorthea Truax Cole; a son, James Allen of Chicago, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Frances) Ritenour of Natrona Heights, Mrs. Wilbur (Catherine) Caton and Mrs. Darl (Doris) Allison, both of Uniontown, Mrs. Charles (Jean) Crossland and Mrs. Brent (Joan) Bryner, both of Cleveland, Ohio. Twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, George of Leisenring and Lincoln of the state of New York; a sister, Frances Yingst of Uniontown. He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Friends will be receive in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until 2 p.m. today, the hour of service with Rev. Maybelle Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 14, 1973, page 21, column 6

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bullet Laura McClain COLEBANK died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura McClain Colebank will be conducted Sunday afternoon in the home of a sister, Mrs. D. M. Bowers, 27 Main street, Point Marion.
Mrs. Colebank, a native of Point Marion and a daughter of the late Simeon L. and Equilla Cannon McClain, died early Monday morning, April 22, 1935, in the home of relatives at Santa Ana, Cal. Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis suffered about six months ago and from which she never fully recovered.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Bowers, are three brothers, Leroy and William McClain, of Point Marion, and J. C. McClain, Uniontown.
In 1900 she became the bride of Bonner Cornish, of Waco, Tex., who died there 10 years later. In 1922 she was married to Lawrence Colebank, also a native of Point Marion, taking up their place of residence on Mr. Colebank's ranch at Swastik, N. D., where he was also county superintendent of schools. Mr. Colebank was the victim of an automobile accident in Florida in July, 1924, after which Mrs.Colebank made her home in Los Angeles, Cal.
Her last visit with local relatives was for a period of five months last year.
Uniontown Herald, April 26, 1935


Lawrence W. COLEBANK died in 1924.

It is with a feeling of deep sorrow that we record the death and burial of Lawrence W. Colebank, a former respected friend and citizen of this vicinity, but for the past fourteen years one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Sioux County, North Dakota.

Mr. Colebank was born in Greene county, Pa., June 8th, 1867, being the youngest of eleven children born to Thornton and Sarah Hartley Colebank. He was educated in the public schools of his native Pennsylvania and being inclined in the educational life, he entered the Southwestern State Normal School at California, Pa. Realizing that a greater field was open in the west, he went to Nebraska. In 1910, he went to North Dakota. He was the leading factor in the organization of Sioux County from an Indian reservation into that now famous county.

On June 11, 1924, he and his wife, Mrs. Laura McClain-Cornish Colebank, started by motor for Florida by way of Point Marion [PA]. He was struck by a car outside of Jacksonville, Florida on July 30, 1924.

The body was brought here [Point Marion] for burial on Sunday August 3rd, at the home of Mrs. Colebank's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Bowers on Cheat street.

Brothers and sisters to mourn the loss are: Mrs. James Boord, of Greene Co., Pa.; Mrs. Ruhama Grover, of Newburg, WV; Mrs. E.M. Cushman, of Greene Co., Pa.;Mrs. Kelso Root, of Buckhannon, WV.; George C. Colebank, of the state of Washington; Marshall Colebank, of Clay, WV; Joseph M. Colebank, of Sutton, WV; John T. Colebank, of Evansville, WV; Ellsworth Thornton Colebank and Clark C. Colebank, of Grafton, WV.

Lawrence Colebank was a man loved and respected by all who knew him, because of his many manly qualities and christian virtues.

Daily News Standard, August 6, 1924

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Ada COLEMAN (1902-1996)

   Ada (Nanny) Coleman, 93, of Connellsville, formerly of Vanderbilt, died Monday in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by three sons, Albert (Chic) Reynolds of Leisenring, Albert (Joe) Coleman of Vanderbilt, and Ronald Coleman of Vanderbilt; two daughters, Mrs. George (Betty) Shank and Mrs. John (Evelyn) Shank, both of Connellsville; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–December 17, 1902
   Died—–October 28, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Marie COLEMAN ( -1944)

MISS MARIE COLEMAN

   Mrs. W. O. Porter of 347 North Pittsburg street received word Thursday night of the death of her aunt, Miss Marie Coleman, 50, registered nurse, at a hospital in Baltimore, Md. Miss Coleman was a member of the first graduating class of the Uniontown Hospital and was affiliated there as private nurse until ill health forced her to retire about five years ago. Miss Coleman was a veteran of World War I, having served as a nurse in various camps in this country for the duration. She was a resident of Uniontown the greater part of her life and was a member of the Woman’s Benefit Association and the Uniontown Alumni Hospital Association. Surviving are three brothers, a twin, Daniel of Braddock, Joseph of Muse and John of Connellsville, and one niece, Mrs. Porter, also of this city. Her body will taken today to the Limbacher Funeral Home in Braddock. Funeral arrangements will be complete later.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 4, 1944, page 2, column 2


COLEMAN FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Marie Coleman, World War I nurse, who died Thursday at Perry Point, Md., will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at St. Williams Church, East Pittsburgh. Requiem high mass will be celebrated. Friends are being received at the Limbacher Funeral Home, 24 Holland avenue, Braddock. Miss Coleman is survived by three brothers, John A., of Connellsville, Joseph G., of Canonsburg and Daniel J., of North Braddock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 6, 1944, page 2, column 3

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Violet Landman COLEMAN (1919-2004)

Violet Landman Coleman, 84, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday, January 2, 2004 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born October 25, 1919 in Yauger Hollow, Lemont Furnace, Pa., daughter of Chance Landman and Bertha Gettemy Landman. Violet was a lifetime member of Cove Run Free Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Coleman in 1969, daughter Faye King, son Charles Eugene Coleman, sister Zelda Goodwin, brother Wendall Landman, and parents. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Demark of Uniontown, Pa.; two sisters: Evelyn Rosenberger and Ruby Fields; two brothers: Donald and Robert Landman; a son-in-law, Harold King; six grandchildren: Danny King, Lisa Kaydo, Christina Keffer, Valerie Trosiek, Tanya Demark and John Demark; five great-grandchildren: Jessica Kaydo, Kelsey and Kori Keffer, and Mike and Luke Snyder; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will take place in Cove Run Free Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating. Interment will follow in Cove Run Cemetery.


Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 4, 2004

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Rev. Arthur L. COLES (1940-1997)

   Rev. Arthur L. Coles, 56, of Mesa, Ariz., departed this life on Sunday, March 23, 1997, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Mount Pleasant, a son of Arthur B. Coles and Mary Ellen Braxton Coles. He graduated from Ramsay High School in 1959, having been a dynamic basketball athlete. After working at Mount Pleasant Floral and L.E. Smith Glass, he relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked as a supervisor for Sperry-Rand Corp. A licensed minister of the gospel, he had attended seminaries in Pittsburgh, Pa., and in Arizona and was associate minister at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Phoenix, Ariz., and a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Beltzhoover, Pa. he was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Mary Delores and Fern Marie. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Coles; two sons, Arthur and Jonathan Coles of Arizona; two grandchildren; a brother, David L. Coles; two sisters, Barbara J. Coles Terry of Coraopolis, Pa., and Gerri Coles Holts of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. A going home service was held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Phoenix on March 29 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held on April 20 at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church in Beltzhoover, with the Rev. Dr. James T. Leftwich officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March, 1997

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bullet Florence COLES obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Florence Coles, 51, died Friday morning, March 12, at her home at Buffington.  Death resulted from pneumonia.
She leaves her husband, Charles, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Robinson, and Florence, at home; a son, George, Homestead, and a sister, Mrs. Todie Melvin, also of Homestead.  Two brothers who reside in North Carolina, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the New Salem Baptist church with Rev. Darling conducting the rites.  Burial will be in the Clearview cemetery.


Joseph COLESTOCK Stone  (1808-1898)

Joseph Colestock

Joseph Colestock, age 91 years, one of the oldest residents in the county died Sunday night at t he residence of his son Hester, in Dunbar Township. He was born in Connellsville, June 13th 1808. He was reared and educated in his native town. After following the mercantile business for some time he came to Dunbar Township and engaged in the farming business the rest of his life. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the residence of his son Hester in Dunbar Township. Internment in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.

Uniontown Public Library — Obit Index PA Room
  Daily News Standard - Aug 16, 1898
  Daily Courier - August 19, 1898
  Cemetery Survey July 1987-Section A Lot 37


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 19, 1898

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Jeremiah COLFLESH ( -1853)

DIED

   At his residence in this place on Wednesday the 27th ult., of congestion of the lungs, JEREMIAH COLFLESH, proprietor of the good Intent House, aged – years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 4, 1853, Vol. II, No. 17, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Paul E. COLFLESH ( -1997)

   Paul E. Colflesh, 74, of Confluence R.D. 3, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Meyersdale Hospital, Meyersdale, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Edith (Lytle) Colflesh; three sons, Paul Jr. of Somerset, Jack of Murfrees Boro, Tenn., and James of Ursina, Pa.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald of Trafford, Pa., and Victor of Confluence, Pa.; and four sisters, Lois Braid of North Kingsville, Ohio, Juanita Rugg of Sussex, N.J., Carrie Weimer of Masontown, Pa., and Jean Brake of Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Colflesh was retired from the Western Maryland Railroad. Friends will be received in the Humbert Funeral Home in Confluence, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997 from 10 a.m., until 3 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, February 14, 1997

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Dr. Frederick H. COLHOUER ( -1931)

   Dr. Frederick H. Colhouer, aged 61, well known Pittsburgh specialist and a brother of the Rev. Thomas W. Colhouer of Uniontown, died suddenly Monday morning, following a collapse while engaged in his office practice. An infection which brought serious complications resulted in his death. Dr. Colhouer conducted his practice on Liberty avenue near McCloy’s stationery and office supply. He was a member of the Pittsburgh city council at the time when the charter government became effective and with other members of council at that time he accepted the personal invitation of the late Andrew Carnegie to pay a personal visit to Skibo Castle in Scotland. He was also a member of the Tech University committee. Dr. Colhouer was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He was the youngest brother. Another brother, J. L. Colhouer, died at the age of 76 years at his home in Castle Shannon last November. After collapsing at his office Dr. Colhouer was removed to his home, 2434 Dawson street, Pittsburgh, where he died. Private funeral services will be held at the mortuary chapel of T. B. Moreland Undertaking Company, East End, Pittsburgh, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Colhouer and burial will be in Homewood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 28, 1931, page 2, column 2

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Frank D. COLLAND ( -2003)

Connellsville — Frank D. "Park" Colland, 75, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in the LaFayette Manor, Uniontown, after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late Nick and Mary Elizabeth McGraw Colland. Frank was a lifelong resident of Connellsville and was a graduate of the Connellsville High School. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he worked as a yardmaster for CSX Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S Navy and was a member of the Connellsville VFW Post #21. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks #503 and the L.O.O. Moose #16, both in Connellsville. Frank also formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Connellsville.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty L. Hagerman Colland; his children, Ronald D. Colland and his wife, Jacqueline of Youngwood, Sharon Cole and her husband, the Rev. Larry Cole of New Castle, and Lynn Glassburn and her husband, Mark of Wooddale; his grandchildren, Deborah Colland of Greensburg and Michael Colland of Phoenix Ariz., Craig and Christine Cole, both of New Castle, and David and Lisa Glassburn, both of Wooddale; and a sister, Betty Lee Petrilla and her husband, Fred of Vero Beach, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John Colland, and a sister, Ann Smith.

Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Hellein officiating and the Rev. Larry Cole, Frank's son-in-law assisting. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Donations may be made to the Fayette Home Care and Hospice, 100 Woodlawn Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 15401, in memory of Frank D. Colland. The Connellsville Elks #503 will conduct a service Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Connellsville Moose #16 will conduct a service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


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

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Mary Catherine Fagan COLLAND (1920-2010)

Mary Catherine (Fagan) Colland, 90 of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 as a result of cancer. She was a born in Leisenring, Pa., February 11, 1920, the oldest daughter of P.J. and Cecilia Fagan. Mary graduated from Redstone High School in 1937 and attended Franklin Commercial College in Connellsville. She had worked for Union Supply Company in Grindstone, where she lived before moving to Connellsville. She worked for Fayette County Housing Authority and Connellsville Housing Authority. Mary was a member of China Burma India Auxiliary of Somerset. Her husband was a China Burma India veteran.

Mary Catherine was predeceased by her husband Robert S. "Bud" Colland in 1991 and son Terry R. Colland in 2002. She was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by a sister Marie Doorley in 1982 and brother P.J. Fagan in 1986.

She is survived by the following children: Robert and Christine Colland of Irwin, Eileen and John Milliman of Wilmington, N.C., James and Toni Colland of Connellsville and Art and Bev Colland of Dunbar; special nephews and nieces: Ted and Amy Doorley of Connellsville, Patricia Doorley of Charlottesville, Va., and P.J. Fagan III of Boca Raton, Fla.; the following grandchildren: Jill Skowronek of Mt. Pleasant, Ian Colland of Connellsville, Danielle Pierce of Leland, N.C., Matthew Milliman of Wilmington, N.C., Jennifer Widich of Alexandria, Va., Elizabeth Colland of Irwin, Justine Colland and Jeffrey Colland of Dunbar, John Walker of Pittsburgh and Tonya Cameron of Connellsville; and 15 great grandchildren. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Connellsville.

Funeral Mass will be held today at 10:30 a.m. in the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. The Colland family wishes to thank the Albert Gallatin Hospice for the kind and caring service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Box 65030, Dallas, TX 75265. Arrangements were entrusted to KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, Connellsville.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 13, 2010

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Rock S. COLLAND ( -1968)

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COLLAND, Rock S.— Age 80 years, of Connellsville, R. D. 1, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 1968, at the Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Addie Bell Colland; two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Joseph (Rosalie) Reboltini of Whitsett; Mrs. Edgar (Margaret) Wilson of Whitsett; Robert S. of Connellsville; John W. of Mt. Pleasant, R. D.; also eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Frank of Connellsville; Scott D. of Okeechobee Fla.; Mrs. Nick Andis of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Loucks of Mauldin, S. C. and Mrs. Walter Moore of Connellsville. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge, Perryopolis, and the UMWA. Friends are being received at the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis until Thursday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Ralph G. Shipley will officiate. Interment in Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January, 24, 1968, page 25, column 7

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Terry Raymond COLLAND (1954-2002)

Terry Raymond Colland, 47, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1954, in Connellsville, son of Mary Catherine (Fagan) Colland, and the late Robert S. Colland. He was a self-employed carpenter and window installer for Anderson Window Company. Terry was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church; he was a graduate of Geibel High School, Class of 1972, and also attended Indiana University.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Robert and his wife, Chris Colland of Irwin, Pa., James Colland of Connellsville, and Art and Bev Colland of Dunbar, Pa.; and a sister, Eileen and husband, John Milliman of Wilmington, N.C. He was greatly loved by his nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Elizabeth Colland, Danielle and Matthew Milliman, Jill Colland Skrownek, Ian Colland and Justine and Jeffrey Colland; and one great-niece, Kathleen Skrownek.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his many trips to Florida, especially Deep Sea Fishing with his friends who chartered fishing trips. He will be greatly missed by his family and numerous friends.

Friends will be received in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. A Blessing Service will be held, in the funeral home, on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz as celebrant.


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

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Delores Davadene Hall COLLANDS (1942-2009)

Delores Davadene (Hall) Collands, 67, of Revere, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, with her family by her side. She was born on January 25, 1942, in Revere (Uledi), Pa., the daughter of Elva June (Hall) Barkley.

Delores is survived by her loving husband, Howard Collands of Revere; two daughters: Jaelyn Burnett and her husband, William of Virginia, and Terri Lynn Collands of Revere; three grandchildren: Colin Collands of Revere, and Rachael and Michelle Burnett of Virginia; and a brother, Dennis Barkley of Revere.

Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa., today, July 30, 2009, at 3 p.m., at which time a service will be held by the Rev. Elmer "Buzz" Hall presiding. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Solid Rock Ministry, 34 Millview Street, Uniontown, PA 15401, in Delores Collands' name.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 30, 2009

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bullet Abel COLLEY died in 1890. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(66)

Abel Colley, died of heart failure at his home in Menallen township, April 19 1890. He had been in poor health for some time, but his death bed illness was short. Mr Colley was born in Redstone Township, November 16, 1842. He was a successful farmer and merchant. He filled the office of County Aiditor and numerous township offices with credit to himself and the people. He married Sarah, daughter of Warwick Miller, who, with four children, William S., Orlando, Brown and Sarah A., survives him. Mr. Colley was a member of the Disciple church and on Monday forenoon, after services at his late residence, conducted by Rev. J. C. Stivers, of the Uniontown Disciple church, his remains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.


Ada Devan COLLEY ( -1959)

MRS. ADA D. COLLEY DIES AT DAYTON, OHIO

Mrs. Ada Devan Colley, 84-year-old former Uniontown resident, died Thursday morning, 21 May 1959, at her home in Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by one son, Josiah V., and one daughter, Sara both of Dayton. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Carrigan Funeral Home in Dayton. Burial will be in a Dayton cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 23, 1959, page 6

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George COLLEY Stone  ( -1865)


Estate of George Colley, dec'd.
Fayette County, ss:
In the Orphans' Court of Fayette County, Pa., in the matter of the partition of the real estate of George Colley, dec'd, late of Redstone township, in said county.
LEGAL NOTICE

   Elizabeth Colley (widow), Lydia Caroline, intermarried with Washington Shriver, Hannah, intermarried with Solomon Crumrine, Mary Margaret, intermarried with Thomas Davidson, Sarah Jane, intermarried with Matthias Cowell, Elmira, intermarried with Henry Roderick, Brownfield Colley, a minor over the age of fourteen, of whom James Higenbotham is guardian, Melvina, another daughter of said deceased, died before her father, leaving one child and heir, vis: Mary Elizabeth Barnes, who is a minor under the age of fourteen years, of whom James Craft is guardian, all residing in Fayette County except Mary Margaret Davidson, who resides in Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa. You are hereby notified that an inquisition will be held on the late premises of George Colley, dec'd, in Redstone township, Fayette County, Pa., on the 28th day of October next, at 10 o'clock a.m. of said day, to make partition to and among the heirs and legal representatives of the said intestate in such manner and such proportions as by the laws of this Commonwealth is directed, if such partition can be made without prejudice to or spoiling the whole, but if such partition cannot be made thereof, as aforesaid, then to value and appraise the same according to law, at which time and place you can attend if you think proper.

T. Brownfield, Sheriff
Sheriff's Office,
Uniontown,
Sept. 21, '65 4t


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 21, 1865, Vol. V, No. 33, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Josiah V. COLLEY ( -1965)

DAYTON LEADER DIES

Dayton, Ohio (AP)-Josiah V. Colley, vice president and director of the Dayton Power and Light Co., and a prominent leader in civic activities here, died Sunday. He was 61.


The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, Monday, March 15, 1965, page 1

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Mary Caroline COLLEY Stone  ( -1871)

DIED

COLLEY— May 1st, 1871, of congestion of the lungs, Mary Caroline, daughter of Abel and Sarah Colley, of Menallen township.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 1, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 21, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Willam E. COLLEY ( -1920)

The many friends and former schoolmates of William E. Colley, will be shocked to learn of his tragic death in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, October 1, 1920. The Dayton Evening Herald gives the following account of the accident:

William E. Colley, who met his death at the Dayton Power and Light Plant had been employed there for two weeks and was working as a painter. He was painting a switch box when his ladder started to fall, whereupon he reached out to save himself. His hand caught a switch and 6,000 volts of electricity passed through his body.

A call was immediately sent to the Dayton police department and for medical assistance. Dr. C.N. Chrisman, Commercial building, went to the scene of the accident and Officers Cline and Getz took the department pulmotor with which they worked for more than an hour, but the victim was too far gone to be revived.

Colley is survived by his parents and one brother, Joe, aged 16, and one sister, Sarah, aged 14.

Young Colley was just 18 years and 3 months old. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Colley, formerly of 75 Oakland Avenue, this city, and attended the Central School in this city. It was shortly after his graduation from the eighth grade in 1916 that the family removed to Datyon. A brief funeral service was held at the home on Wednesday morning after which services were held in the Church of Christ followed with interment in the Woodland Cemetery, Dayton. Those attending from this city were O.N. DeVan, grandfather of the deceased, Mrs. William Hutchinson, an aunt, and her daughters, Mrs. J.S. Grooms and Miss Anna Belle Hutchinson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, Octomer 8, 1920, page 8

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Albert COLLIER ( -1871)

DIED

COLLIER— June 29th, 1871, Mr. Albert Collier, of this place, aged 29 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 6, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 26, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Clarence O. COLLIER ( -1958)

COLLIER, CLARENCE O.— Aged 73, husband of Matilda Wilson Collier, died in the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O’Donnell C. Collier, 123 W. Berkeley St., Friday, November 14, 1958 at 6 p.m. In addition to his widow, he is survived by one half-sister, Mrs. Edna Hager, Glenshaw; two brothers, Clyde, Clifton Mills, W. Va.; Frank, Hopwood; three half-brothers, Ray Collier, Hopwood, John and Caylus Collier, Uniontown; one grandchild. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. with Rev. William G. Silbert, officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 15, 1958, page 7, column 1

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Dana Jeanne Beal COLLIER (1949-2011)

   Our family remembers how fortunate we were to have Dana Jeanne Collier as a wife, mother and grandmother. On January 28, 1949 Dana was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to John and Dolores Beal. She died peacefully at her home in Woodbridge, Virginia on July 17, 2011. The time in between is filled with memories of a selfless, vibrant woman that never failed to brighten the lives of those lucky enough to live in her world. She gave her country 40 years of service as an active duty Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army and later as an Intelligence Analyst working for the US Army, meanwhile rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves. She gave her three little sisters - Gail, Denise, and Shelley - the love and support that only a big sister can. She gave her husband Ed 35 wonderful years of marriage and two sons, along with the strength and sanity to raise them. She gave her sons Doug and Rob the courage to pursue their goals knowing that she would be there when they stumbled. Finally, she gave her grandson Christopher a proud legacy of integrity and generosity. For the past 62 years, Dana Collier spent her life giving while asking little in return. Please remember Dana for her warmth, thoughtfulness and wonderful sense of humor. But most of all, remember Dana with a smile. A viewing will begin at 12 p.m. and a memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA. Dana will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dana's name may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


The Washington Post, Washington, DC, July 19, 2011, page B7

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bullet Edgar Hustead COLLIER died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

COLLIER, EDGAR HUSTEAD
Edgar Hustead COLLIER, 22 years old, son of the late Daniel COLLIER, Sr., and Mrs. Mary COLLIER, died Tuesday at his home in Uniontown.  Besides his wife and mother he is survived by one daughter and several brothers and sisters. 
Connellsville Courier  Thurs. 3-12-1925


Harriet M. Coffman COLLIER (1846-1937)

Harriet Collier Funeral Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet M. Collier, aged 91, one of the oldest and best known residents of the city who died Saturday, October 2, 1937, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ida Collier Tucker, 15 West Church street, will be held at the home at 2:30 this afternoon. Rev. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will be in charge. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edwin Collier, Dr. O. M. Howard, D. Collier, H. B. Goodwin, Ira Coffman and Robert J. Arnett.

Mrs. Collier had been a resident of Uniontown for the past 46 years. She was born July 39, 1846, in German township, a daughter of William H. and Elizabeth Willard Coffman. She was the widow of Thomas Swan Collier. Surviving are three sons, D. W. Collier, of Uniontown; Otto R. Collier, Mullens, and Kenneth E. Collier, Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Collier Tucker; a brother, William H. Coffman, Jr., and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Coffman. Two grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Collier was a member of the First Presbyterian church and was affiliated with the Ladies' Association, the Auxiliary Society and the Ladies' Missionary Society.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 4, 1937, page 1, column 4

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Mary COLLIER Stone  ( -1868)

Died

  COLLIER— On Thursday, November 29th, 1868, at her residence on Church street, Mrs. Mary Collier, in the 49th year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 24, 1868, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Mary Sesler COLLIER ( -1941)

Mrs. Mary Sesler Collier, 79, oldest member of the Walnut Hill Methodist Church, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Ryan, at Shoaf. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. Internment Jacob Lutheran Cemetery.

* Mrs. Collier is the widow of Daniel Collier Sr that died 7 July 1908.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, January 20, 1941, page 6, column 4

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Otto L. COLLIER, Jr. ( -1923)

   Funeral services for Otto L. Collier, Jr., who died in the Uniontown Hospital Saturday morning of tetanus, will be held at the home of his grandfather, T. L. Collier, of 15 West Church street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Dr. VanBuskirk officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 31, 1923, page 6

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COLLIER SERVICES

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   Funeral services for Otto L. Collier, Jr., eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto L. Collier, Sr., of Mullens, W. Va., who died at the Uniontown hospital from lockjaw, were held from the home of his grandfather, Thomas S. Collier, Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. W. R. Van Buskirk, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, in charge.

   Mrs. C. B. LaClair and Mrs. E. T. Chamberlin sang three very beautiful numbers, “I Think When I Hear That Sweet Story of Old,” “Precious Jewel” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” They were accompanied by Mrs. W. D. McCormick.

   The lad was born at Beckley, W. Va., where the family had resided up to several years ago when they removed to Mullens. He was a member of the Presbyterian Sunday school at Mullens, the Junior Christian Endeavor Society and of the Fourth grade basketball team in the Mullens schools. Just prior to his coming to Uniontown with his parents for a visit, he had taken part in the Sunday school and public school Christmas entertainments in Mullens. On Christmas morning while playing with a toy cap pistol, it prematurely exploded in his hand, resulting in a severe burn which later developed into lockjaw.

   Beautiful floral tributes were resented by the Rotary Club, Kil Kape Klub, Basketball club, Christian Endeavor Society, Presbyterian church, Presbyterian Sunday school, Ladies’ Aid Society, Order of the Eastern Star, Mullens City council, the Merrill Engineering Company, the Masonic Lodge and the Wednesday Afternoon Club, all of Mullens, as well as the Uniontown and Connellsville Elks and many relatives and friends.

   Pallbearers were E. C. Balder, Harry King, George Thompson, all of Uniontown, and John R. James, of Mullens. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 2, 1924, page 2, column 4

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Abraham Edward COLLINS ( -1977)

COLLINS, ABRAHAM EDWARD— Age 87 years of 1356 South Belty Lane, Clearwater, Florida, died suddenly in the Marion Plant Hospital, Friday, July 22, 1977, at 8:10 a.m. He had been a foreman for the Transportation Department of West Penn Power Co., Connellsville for many years. He was a member of Missouri Avenue Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neri and Mattie Williams Collins, his wife, Rozella Wilkenson Collins in 1953. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Audrey D. Collins of Clearwater, Florida; three sons, Charles W. Collins of Pittsburgh, Abraham E., Jr. of Camp Hill, Pa. and Ralph L. of Greensburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three sisters, also survive; Vera Lentz of Mount Pleasant, Fannie Wallace of Winter Park, Florida and Edith Hart of Mill Run, Pa. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday until 10 a.m. when prayer service will be held followed by burial in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Rev. Don R. Smith officiating, of the Christ United Methodist Church, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 23, 1977, page 15, column 7

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Albert J. COLLINS, Jr. (1921-2005)

Albert J. Collins, Jr.
Mt. Pleasant

Albert J. Collins, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., died on his 84th birthday, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Moyer, Fayette County, Pa., he was a son of the late Albert J. Sr. and Mamie Ida (Robinslaw) Collins. Albert was Protestant by faith and attended the Bridgeport Free Methodist Church. He was a member of the Scottdale Firemen's Club and B. P. O. Elks, Scottdale, and an honor member of the Fiddlers Club, Dawson, Fayette County, Pa. He attended the former East Huntingdon High School and was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist by Rack Engineering, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. He is survived by eight children, Gloria (Betker) Zelmore and husband, Emerson, of Mt. Pleasant, Doris Bowman and husband, Frank, of Ruffsdale, Diane Zufall, of Prittstown, Darlene McConnell and husband, Richard, of Mt. Pleasant RD4, Fred Collins and wife, Valerie, of Mt. Pleasant, Shirley Ulery and husband, Gary, of Fairmont, W.Va., Colleen McElfresh and husband, Robert, of Mt. Pleasant RD2, and Noretta Michalski and husband, Frank, of Mt. Pleasant RD4; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Ansell, of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Geraldine (Bowman) Betker Collins, on Jan. 9, 1991; three sons, John Donald Betker, Albert Ronald Collins and Robert Kenneth Collins; an infant daughter, Joyce Elaine Collins; a granddaughter, Marcella (Bowman) Marsh; four brothers, August "Gus" Montgomery, Ray Collins, Fred Collins and Wade Montgomery; and four sisters, Florence Bleache, Marie Woods Lincoln, Mamie Barkley and Madelyn Sanner. There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements by EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 21, 2005

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Alice McDowell COLLINS (1924-2004)

   Alice McDowell Collins, 80 years, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, August 20, 2004, in Beverly HealthCare, Uniontown. She was born May 13, 1924 in Brownsville, Pa. Mrs. Collins had been a Nurses Aide at LaFayette Manor and later a private duty aide.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harry McDowell, and a granddaughter, Susan Brownfield. She is survived by her husband, Regis Collins; seven children: Betty Rozzell and her husband Bill, Clyde McDowell and his wife Nancy and Thomas McDowell and his companion Stacey Griffith all of Uniontown, Pa., Mabel Brownfield of Hopwood, Pa., Regis Collins Jr. and his wife Cindy of Willoughby, Ohio, Robert Collins of Hopwood, Pa., and John Collins and his wife Kimberly of Baltimore, Maryland; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

   Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, August 23, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Wayne Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, August, 2004

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Cara Eloise Bobbs COLLINS ( -1996)

Cara Eloise Collins

   Cara Eloise Bobbs Collins, of Overholt Drive, Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), died on Friday, March 29, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Alvie Ray and Anna L. Grantz Bobbs, who passed away in 1972 and 1966, respectively. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Scottdale and the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was also a former Past Grand of the Theodora Rebekah Lodge, Past Councilor of Sons & Daughters of Liberty and a graduate of South Hills High School with the Class of 1933. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. A. Ruby Houser of Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Bert G. Bobbs and his wife, June, of Irwin, and Kenneth E. Bobbs of Pittsburgh; and seven nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Collins, on March 19, 1992; and a brother, Ray A. Bobbs, in May, 1995. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Donald G. Cochran, officiating. Chapel services and interment will take place in Jefferson Memorial Park, South Hills.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, March 30, 1996

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Catherine COLLINS ( -1932)

MRS. CATHERINE COLLINS
DIES AT THE HOSPITAL

   Mrs. Catherine Collins, 88 years old, of Dunbar, died at 2:30 o’clock this morning at the Connellsville State Hospital following an emergency operation. She was admitted to the institution Friday evening. The body was removed to the J. T. Burhans funeral parlors.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, January 2, 1932, page 1, column 2


Funeral Service For Mrs. Collins
Is Held At Dunbar

   The funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Collins of Dunbar, who died Saturday at the Connellsville State Hospital, was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the home of her brother, William Hannan of Dunbar. Rev. William Hamilton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of Dunbar, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Besides her brother, William Hannan, Mrs. Collins is survived by another, John Hannan, of Smock and one sister, Mrs. Belle Reggor of Leisenring No. 1.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 3


News of Day
At Dunbar
Funeral of Mrs. Catherine Collins

   Final tribute was paid to the memory of Mrs. Catherine Collins on Monday afternoon, when relatives and friends gathered at the home of her brother, William Hannan for the funeral service. Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, officiated. Members of the church choir sang “Abide With Me,” “Just As I Am” and “I’ll Go With Him.” Pallbearers were Maxwell Lincoln, Joseph Hair, Tucker Hair, and John Owens. Interment took place in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 6, 1932, page 5, column 2

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Cecelia Ann Pinskey COLLINS (1907-1996)

Cecelia A. Collins

   Cecelia Ann Pinskey Collins, 88, formerly of Painter St., Everson, passed away peacefully Friday evening, May 10, in Eicher’s Personal Care Home, Normalville. She is survived by five children, Mrs. Elizabeth M. “Betty” DeMarchi and Mrs. Louis (Patricia “Tish”) Troup both of West Newton, Mrs. Rosemarie McHargue of Silver Springs, Md., Mrs. Harold (Margaret “Peggy”) Pence and Robert J. Collins and his wife, Ruthanne, all of Connellsville, 16 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Pinsky Mikolay of Braddock and Mrs. Elsie Pinskey Spade of Pittsburgh, and one brother, Robert Pinskey and his wife, Gertrude, of Scottdale, R. D. 1. Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 4 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 4, 1907
   Died—–May 10, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, May 12, 1996

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Charles COLLINS (1896-1897)

Charles Collins

White, male, 1 year old, sick 3 weeks
   Cause of death–Collic
   Born–1896, Dunbar
   Died–29 Aug 1897
   Buried–Vanderbilt
   Father–John Collins
   Mother–Minnie Collins


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 30, line 238

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Charles COLLINS ( -1936)

Truck Driver Is
Found Dead Under
Wrecked Machine

  UNIONTOWN, April 22— When Ralph Miller and Lew Frazee, residents of Markleysburg, investigated, early this morning, the wreck of a truck in a field on the Charles Glover farm, they found a dead man under it. The victim, whom they knew well, was Charles Collins, about 47, of Bruceton Mills, W. Va. His head had been battered and his body otherwise injured. Collins had taken lumber truck drivers to the National pike, a half mile distance from the scene of the accident and was returning when he was killed. It was apparent that the victim had failed to negotiate a sharp turn. His truck left the highway, ran wildly up an embankment through a fence and into the open field 200 feet distant, where it overturned. The driver was unable to jump. Friends advance the theory that some part of the mechanism failed to function on the curve and that the truck was clearly out of control when it wrecked. The body was removed to the Rhodahaver undertaking parlors to await an investigation by Coroner S. A. Baltz.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, April 22, 1936, page 1, column 2

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bullet Charles D. COLLINS died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Charles D. Collins, aged 9, died of complications at 3 o'clock Monday morning in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Collins, House 12, Dearth.
Surviving in addition to his parents, are four sisters and five brothers: Sarah Ellen, Betty Jean, Shirley Ann, Margaret, Leonard, Henry, Kenneth, Robert and David.  His grandparents ?????
(balance of obit is missing)
(Genius - Oct. 17, 1938)


Charles H. COLLINS ( -1935)

CHARLES H. COLLINS

   Charles H. Collins, 52, died at his home, House 603, Allison No. 2, Sunday afternoon at 12:35 o'clock following an illness of two weeks. He had been a resident of Allison No. 2 for four years and had formerly resided at Revere. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie Triplett Collins, a daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Hughes, two grandchildren, Elaine and Charles Hughes of Allison; three sisters. Mrs. Clara Knoyer of Uniontown, Mrs. Minnie Rowen of Thompson No. 2 and Mrs. Zella Martin of Dunbar and a brother, Earl Collins of Cortlan, Ohio. Funeral services will be in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. R.G. Manley officiating. Burial in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 11, 1935, page 5, column 2

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Charles H. COLLINS (1903-1968)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

CHARLES H. COLLINS

Date of Birth

March 4, 1903

Date of Death

November 27, 1968

Date of Service

Saturday, November 30, 1968 11:00 a.m.

Service held from

Hauger Funeral Home

Officiating

Rev. Roland W. Renkel

Place of Interment

Somerset County Memorial Park

Funeral Conducted by

HAUGER FUNERAL HOME SOMERSET, PENNA.


COLLINS, CHARLES H.— Age 65 years, of Felgar Road, Somerset, died Wednesday, November 27, 1968 in the Somerset Community Hospital. The son of the late John and Frances Evelyn McCoy Collins, he was born March 4, 1903 in Masontown. Surviving are his wife, Louisa Walters Collins; two daughters, Betty L. of Somerset, and Mrs. Alan Anderson of Detroit, Mich.; one grandson; three brothers and three sisters, William of Somerset, Mrs. Frank Townsend, Mrs. Russell Cain, and Walter D., all of Masontown, Mrs. Margaret Dugan of Riverdale, Md., and Clarence of Harrisonburg, Va. He was preceded in death by four brothers. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Somerset, the Valley Lodge No. 459, F & AM of Masontown, and the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection. Friends are being received in the Hauger Funeral Home, Somerset, where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Roland Renkel officiating. Interment will be in Somerset County Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 29, 1968, page 28, column 7

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Charles R. 'Rip' COLLINS (1918-2006)

   Charles R. "Rip" Collins, 88, of Masontown, Pa., died Tuesday, August 29, 2006. He was born August 12, 1918, in Bessemer, Pa.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude E. (Watson) Collins in 2004; his parents, James C. and Idella May DeVault Collins; brother, Gilbert Collins; sisters, Flo Booth, Pauline Gibson, Jessie Dunham, Ann Bowman, Frances Miller and Kathryn Albright. Surviving are a son, Wayne Collins and his wife, Rose of San Clemente, C.A.; one sister, Evelyn Ferchak of Tucson, Arizona. Rip worked as a plasterer and served his country in World War II in the United States Marine Corps.

   Arrangements are under the direction of the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa. A graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday September 29, 2006 in the Masontown Cemetery at 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, August, 2006

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Clara Pearl COLLINS (1862-1904)

Clara Pearl Collins

White, female, single
   Cause of death–Consumption
   Born–April 29, 1862
   Died–July 25, 1904
   Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville, Lot 383-J
   Father–Edward Collins
   Mother–Hannah Collins


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 40, line 201

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Cora COLLINS (1904-1984)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Cora COLLINS

Date of Birth

February 28, 1904

Date of Death

January 29, 1984

Date of Service

Wednesday, February 1, 1984

Service held from

Brooks Funeral Service
Connellsville, PA.

Officiating

Rev. Howard Hess

Place of Interment

Stahlstown Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.
111 E. Green St.,
Connellsville


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C. Pearl COLLINS ( -1904)

Miss C. Pearl Collins

   COLLINS—Miss C. Pearl Collins, daughter of Edward and Hannah Collins died this morning after a lingering illness at her home on Painter street, South Connellsville, aged 22 years. The funeral services will be conducted from her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. McLaughlin of South Connellsville will have charge of the services. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, July 21, 1904, page 5, column 2

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bullet Daniel P. COLLINS died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

VETERAN OHIOPYLE RESIDENT SUCCUMBS

Daniel P Collins, aged 67 years, one of the best known and most beloved residents of Ohiopyle, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, November 8, 1938, in the Frantz hospital at Confluence where he had been a patient for the past week.
Mr. Collins was a lifelong resident of Ohiopyle and Stewart township, being a member of a pioneer family which long had been prominent in the affairs of the township and county.  Mr. Collins was a member of the school board for many years and for a number of years served as president, resigning from the board when ill health made it impossible for him to devote the time, energy and consideration he felt the office should have.
Mr. Collins was the son of the late I. L. Collins, of Stewart township.
The elder Mr. Collins was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with honor and distinction throughout the war.  He also held the office of Justice of the Peace in his township as well as other township offices form many years.
Daniel P. Collins is survived by his widow, Nellie, who was at his bedside when death came, and a daughter, Mrs. Carl Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at the Collins home in Ohiopyle this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Kooser, pastor of a Methodist church of Scottdale, and a close friend of the Collins family for many years.  Rev. Mr. Kooser also conducted the services for Mr. Collins' father.
Genius, November 12, 1938


Doris J.Tissue COLLINS (1931-2007)

   Doris J. Tissue Collins, age 75, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, July 13, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 21, 1931, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Clarence Tissue and Kathryn Hunt Tissue. Doris graduated in 1949 from the now former North Union High School, in Fayette County, Pa.

   She was a devoted wife to her husband of 56 years, William J. Collins; a loving mother to Joy Lynn Barney and her husband, Jerry, of Wendover, Utah, and Dana Lee Lee and her husband, Joe, of Anderson, South Carolina; thoughtful grandmother of four and great- grandmother of two; and a caring sister of Bryan Tissue, of Sykesville, Maryland, David Tissue, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Jon Tissue, of Reisterstown, Maryland, Norma Cooley, of Hopwood, Pennsylvania, and Laura Pool, of Seneca, Illinois.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Family will receive friends in the COVE RUN FREE METHODIST CHURCH, Yauger Hollow Road, Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania, today (Sunday, July 15, 2007) from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m., followed by a Service Celebrating Doris's Life, with the Rev. Roger Yauger, officiating. Donations may be made in Doris's name to the American Heart Association, 7829 National Pike, Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Memorial e- mails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, July 15, 2007

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Dorothy COLLINS (1917-2006)

   Dorothy Collins, 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Peacefully, Friday, April 28, 2006 in her home with her loving children by her side. She was born on June 9, 1917, a daughter of Levi and Ethel Blanch (Lafon) Gales. Her parents, beloved husband, Arnold M. "Shorty" Collins, three children, Rudell, Patricia and Larry Collins, three brothers, Ralph, Charles, and Hubert Gales and great grandson, Stephen Fetterolf preceded her in death.

   Left to cherish her memory are her children: Connie Ferris, Linda C. Adams, Jeanie Glodziak, Arnold Wayne Collins, Debra A. Collins, Mark A. Collins, Cynthia Toth and Bobbi Jo Rubenstein; 18 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Gales, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a sister, Louise Farley, of Marysville, Tennessee; two special daughters-in-law, Linda Collins and Judy Collins; a dear friend Rose Ferris; and her pet, Teddy.

   Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, May 1, 2006 until 11 a.m. when a service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shirley Norman officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, April 29, 2006

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Eleanor Ruth Cooley COLLINS (1918-2005)

   Eleanor Ruth Collins, 87, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, October 13, 2005, in the Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born May 5, 1918, in Fairchance, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Della Wilson Cooley. In addition to her parents, her husband, Ralph Collins, Sr., three children, Charles William Collins, Ralph Collins, Jr. and Shirley Ann Collins, five brothers, Clarence, Steve, Nick, Leonard and Melvin Cooley and a sister Elsie Cunningham, precedes her in death. Mrs. Collins was a former nursing assistant employed at the Uniontown Hospital for nearly 20 years and previously attended the Uniontown Church of God. Surviving are a son, Larry Collins and wife, Peggy of the Pocono's; a daughter, Kathy Pierce and her husband, Kent of Uniontown; a daughter-in-law, Betty Collins of Fairchance, Pa.; a grandson, Christopher Jordan, with whom she made her home; six additional grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Calvin "Junior" Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Christopher Jordan, Jr., 527 Independence Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 14, 2005

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Elizabeth C. COLLINS (1900-1994)

Elizabeth Collins

   Elizabeth C. Collins, 93, of Oil City, formerly of Connellsville, died Thursday in the Grandview Health Care Center, Oil City. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Catherine) Moon of Bellingham, Wash., and Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Frelick of Centerville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–December 13, 1900
   Died—–September 29, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Ella Mae COLLINS ( -1973)

MRS. COLLINS
DEATH NOTED

   Ella Mae Collins of 258 E. Fayette St., Uniontown, died yesterday in the Uniontown Hospital. She was 66. The daughter of the late Frank and Ola Chambers Ottenberg, she is survived by her husband, Gerald Collins; three sons, Jack C., William S. and Donald G., all of Uniontown; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Alberta Harrington of Butler, Hazel Calahan and Beatrice Rhoades, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Gladys Beall of Uniontown; three brothers, Francis of Oliver, Donald of Uniontown, and Walter of Butler. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home, Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until 3 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Dominic Scrow of the First Christian Church of Carmichaels officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 19, 1973, page 6, column 3

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Elsie Marie Lilley COLLINS (1932-2003)

   Elsie Marie Lilley Collins, age 71, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at her home. She was born January 21, 1932, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Benjamin W. Lilley and Nora Price Lilley. Elsie was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Uniontown, and a graduate from the former South Union High School Class of 1950.

   Five brother, Leslie, Raymond, William, Paul and Harry Lilley, one sister, Betty Dobbins, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Robert Collins and wife, Cheryl, of Williamsport, Pa., and Thomas Collins of Miami, Florida; one daughter, Patricia Mahoney of Farmington, Pa.; one brother, Russell Lilley of Uniontown; one sister, Ida Mae Hall of Uledi, Pa.; three grandchildren: Malinda Mahoney of Chalk Hill, Pa., Joel Mahoney of Farmington, and Jarrett Mahoney and wife, Sherri, of Accident, Maryland.

   Arrangements were entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where Friends will be received today from 5 until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 12, from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Nicholas Philiposian officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa.


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

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Evelyn Jean COLLINS ( -1945)

MRS. THEODORE F COLLINS

   Mrs. Evelyn Jean Collins, 33, wife of Theodore F. Collins, of 311 South Pittsburg street, died at 8:17 o'clock Sunday night at Connellsville State Hospital after a five-month illness. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Brooks of Dunbar, she is survived by her husband and the following brothers and sisters: Walter Brooks, Dunbar; Mrs. Kenneth Milliron, Youngwood; Mrs. Grace Lynch, Mrs. Charles Martin, and Mrs. Shirley Rechenberg, all of Dunbar. Friends will be received until 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Charles C. Mitchell funeral chapel when the body will be removed to St. Rita's R. C. Church where requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Henry DeVivo, pastor. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery. Members of Coke Queen Lodge Ladies Society to the B. of L. F. and E., will meet at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening at the Mitchell funeral home to conduct its ritual.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 4, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Frances Wendolek COLLINS (1940-2011)

   Frances Wendolek Collins, age 70, formerly of New Salem Pennsylvania passed away in Donnell House, Washington, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. She was born on Tuesday, September 17, 1940 in South Amboy, New Jersey the daughter of Francis Wendolek and Effie Schaal Wendolek. Frances was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and also a member of the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a former employee of MK Monogramming. She was also a caregiver.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard Collins; her uncle and aunt, Art and Helen Wendolek. She is survived by her children: Leonard Collins Jr., Karen Cropp and her husband James of Washington, Pennsylvania, John Collins of Smock, Pennsylvania, Wesley Collins and his wife Stacie of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Cindy Donnelly and husband Brian of Smithfield, Pennsylvania, James Collins and his wife Erica of McClellandtown, Pennsylvania, Barbara McDevitt and husband John of Levittown, Pennsylvania and Carrie Schuerholz and her husband David of Washington, Pennsylvania; 20 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her sister, Teresa Yavit and her husband Bill of Seffner, Florida; and her brother, James Wendolek of Virginia.

   Private Funeral Services were held for only the Family under the direction of the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem. The Rev. Norma P. Murphy officiated. Interment was in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions in memory of Francis Wendolek Collins may be given to the New Salem Presbyterian Church, Post Office Box 455, New Salem, PA 15468


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 27, 2011

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bullet George W. COLLINS died in 1919. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

COLLINS, GEORGE W.
George W. COLLINS, 75 years old, a veteran of the Civil war, died Friday evening at Dr. RASLEY’s private hospital in Uniontown, as the result of injuries suffered when he was struck by an automobile near Markleysburg.  The deceased is survived by his widow and five children.  The body was taken to the home of a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Anna McGINNIS, at Fairchance, where services were held Sunday afternoon.  
Courier  Thurs. 11-6-1919


Gertrude Herman COLLINS (1921-2007)

Gertrude Collins
Greensburg

Gertrude Collins, 86, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late William and Clara Rae Barnhart Herman. Mrs. Collins was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1938. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Greensburg, and its Ladies Guild. An avid bowler, she was a charter member of the YWCA Bowling League and several other leagues. Mrs. Collins enjoyed life and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Lawrence Collins, on May 6, 2003; and a sister, Erma King. She is survived by three sons, Ralph L. Collins Jr. and his wife, Dolores, of Mercer, James E. Collins and his fiancee, Cindy Menhorn, of Greensburg, and Gordon A. Collins and his wife, Debbie, of Hecla; five grandchildren, Steve Collins and his wife, Stacy, Stacey Groppe and her husband, Curt, Larry Collins and his wife, Carrie, Sharon Mills and her husband, Rex, and Christin Collins; five great-grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Albert Herman and his wife, Betty, of Connellsville, Clarence "Buzz" Herman and his wife, Mary, of Mt. Pleasant, Dan Herman and his wife, Barb, of Dawson, Robert Herman and his wife, Fran, of Connellsville, Alvirda Cavanaugh and her husband, Gene, of Connellsville, and Betty Jane Rowan, of Cypress, Calif. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Thomas Strandberg officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia Society, Two Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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Grace Frances Bowman COLLINS (1898-1970)

COLLINS, Grace Bowman - Age 72 years of 203 Nemacolin Rd., Carmichaels, Pa. (formerly Pt. Marion) died Tuesday June 30,1970 at 3:50 a.m. in the Greene County Memorial Hospital. Born January 29, 1898 in Brownsville, Pa., the daughter of the late Jehu Bowman and late Mary Alice Clark Bowman. She was a member of the Morgantown Church of Nazarene.

Her husband Samuel S. Collins preceded her in death March 28, 1963.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Black, R. D. 1 Jefferson, Pa., Mrs. E. N. (Anna Margaret) Michael of Morgantown, W. Va., Mrs. Winnie (Alice) Cooley, Star City, W. Va., four sons, Arthur and Ralph of Moundsville, W. Va., Samuel of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Jack of Maidsville, W. Va., twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a son, Robert August 1, 1931 and three brothers and five sisters.

Friends will be received in the Michael Lucas Funeral Home, Carmichaels from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., today and Thursday. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Congalton officiating, Burial In Church Hill Cemetery McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1970, page 33, column 7

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bullet Grace Mary COLLINS died in 1908. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

After a three month illness of Tuberculosis, Miss Grace Mary Collins, daughter of  Edward and Hannah Collins,  died Monday shortly after 11 O'clock at the family residence in South Connellsville. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home. Rev W.E.Bassett Pastor of the Evangelical Church of South Connellsville will officiate. Internment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
Deceased was aged 16 years, ten months  two days, and has resided in South Connellsville all her life. She has a wide circle of friends who will regret to learn of her death. Her parents, two sisters and two brothers, George, Frank, Evaline and Mrs Ella Baer all of South Connellsville survive.
Obit located Connellsville Courier
July 30,1908


bullet Hannah F. COLLINS died in 1947. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Hannah F.Collins,93 years and one month old, widow of Edward Collins,died at her home 421 Pittsburg Street, South Connellsville at 12:50 o'clock this morning.
She was born March 28,1854 a daughter of Frank and Ellen Pierce Brierly. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church of South Connellsville.
Survivors include the following. Daughters Mrs Ella Baer, Connellsville, Mrs Evelyn Tishue, South Connellsville,Mrs A.C.Brown, Mill Run: and sons,Frank Collins,South Connellsville, and George of this city, Mrs Elizabeth Garlick and Edward Brierly, all of South Connellsville There are 10 Grandchildren and 18 GreatGrandchildren.
The Obituary was located in the Connellsville Courier
April 28, 1947


Harriet J. Hershberger COLLINS ( -1997)

Harriet J. Collins

   Harriet J. Hershberger Collins, 78, of Ruffsdale, R. R. 3, and a native of Mount Pleasant died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She is survived by six children; James E. Collins and wife, Roberta, of Murietta, Calif., Peggy A. Collins Eckenroad and husband, Ronald, of Everson, Charles R. Collins and Wife, Sarah, of Bedford, Martha Collins Johnson of Ruffsdale, Daniel O. Collins and wife, Donna, of Scottdale, and Deborah L. Collins Gordon and husband, James, of Ruffsdale with whom she resided; 14 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; a brother, George Hershberger and wife, Evelyn, of Wooddale, and two sisters; Cora Hershberger of Mount Pleasant and Helen Hershberger McGee and husband, Robert, of Highland, Mich. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 24, until 10 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, February 23, 1997

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Idella May COLLINS (1880-1975)

COLLINS, IDELLA MAY— Age 95 years of Masontown, Pa. died Tuesday, November 25, 1975 in Uniontown Hospital. She was the daughter of the late George and Lydia Stewart Devault. She was born June 2, 1880 in West Virginia. She was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. She was predeceased by her husband Calvin Collins, a son, Gilbert, a daughter, Flo Boothe, two brothers, William Devault, and James Devault, and two sisters, Harriett Means and Jennie Shiffbauer. Surviving are the following children; Charles Collins, Mrs. Jessie Dunham, and Mrs. Pauline Gibson, all of Masontown, Mrs. Anna Bowman, Mrs. Frances Miller, and Mrs. Kathryn Albright, all of Carmichaels, and Mrs. Evelyn Ferchak, Tucson, Arizona; forty four grandchildren; one hundred and one great-grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, 220 S. Main St., Masontown, this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 2:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Carl Opel will officiate. Interment in Masontown Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1975, page 45, column 7

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Pvt. J. A. COLLINS ( -1918)

MEN OF CONNELLSVILLE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
SIXTEEN YIELD THEIR LIVES ON FIELD OF BATTLE
ELEVEN OTHERS ARE CARRIED OFF BY DISEASE

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private J. A. Collins, Adelaide, in action.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 21, 1919, page 9

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J. Frank COLLINS ( -1957)

J. FRANK COLLINS

   J. Frank Collins, 54, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday at his home at Lemont Furnace. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Rapson Collins; one daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1957, page 2, column 5


COLLINS, J. FRANK— Friends are being received in the Ferguaon Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., where services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. with Rev. G. S. Stephens and Rev. H. Melvin Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 21, 1957, page 6, column 6

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James Clark Mercer COLLINS StonePhoto  (1845-1937)

CLARK COLLINS DIES; LAST OF G. A. R.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN IN 93RD YEAR

Had Brilliant Record as Soldier
In Many Battles of
Rebellion.

SERVED 12 YEARS AS POSTMASTER

   Clark Collins, Connellsville’s last survivor of the Rebellion, crossed the Great Divide at 9 o’clock Thursday night at his home at 111 East Patterson avenue, after a lingering illness. His death, due to infirmities incident to advanced age, was not unexpected as he had been critically ill for the past week and hope had been despaired of since before Memorial Day.

   A lifelong resident of Connellsville—he was born here 92 years ago—Mr. Collins was one of the city’s most prominent citizens. He had served three terms as postmaster, having been appointed to the office by President William McKinley.

   In his earlier days, he had served as a locomotive fireman and engineer as well as the shop night foreman. Mr. Collins had the distinction of being the first engineer to pilot the “Baldwin No. 12,” the famous engine of its day.

   A former member of Council, he had displayed a very active part in civic affairs prior to his retirement because of his age.

   Mr. Collins lived through the last Memorial Day although his poor health made it impossible for him to participate in the exercises as he had done year in and year out since the inception of the observance by the veterans of the Civil War. Although hardly able to move about he attended a meeting of Milton F. Bishop Post of the American Legion more than a year ago when the Flag of William F. Kurtz Post, Grand Army of the Republic, the last survivor of which he was, was unfurled. The post was disbanded and its colors placed in the custody of the American Legion.

   Mr. Collins served throughout the Civil War and was never wounded although on two occasions horses were shot under him. He had served is first enlistment in the cavalry and then was assigned to the artillery, being located at Washington at the time of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He was assigned to duty to patrol a highway after the shooting.

   Full military honors will be accorded him as he is laid to rest in Hill Grove Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Milton L. Bishop Post of the American Legion and Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will have charge. His son, Clark, Jr., is a charter member of Brown Post, having served with Company D in the Philippines.

   The body was removed by Funeral Director John H. D. Sibel this afternoon to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Reid, at East Connellsville, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Merrill L. Cadwell, pastor of the First Christian Church, of which he was a member, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Dr. William H. Hetrick, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. The service at the grave will be conducted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. At his own request, three pallbearers will be furnished by the I. O. O. F. and as many by the Legion.

   James Clark Mercer Collins was born in Connellsville April 20, 1845, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Mazena Collins, who were natives of Somerset. After their marriage his parents moved to Connellsville. His father died in Mexico in 1846 while serving in the Second United States Volunteer Infantry, Company H. under General Ney during the war with Mexico. His mother died in Connellsville, July 20, 1894.

   Mr. Collins was educated in the Connellsville schools and on leaving school when he was 16 years old he enlisted in Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Company K, on December 2, 1861, and served as a private in that command until January 22, 1863, when he was mustered out of service. His regiment serving with the Army of the Cumberland in Tennessee, he participated in most of the important battles fought in that state, among them Pulaski, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Sneedan’s Cove, McMinnville, Readyville, second battle of Murfreesboro, Manchester, Pikeville, Cliffville, Gallatin and Perryville. After this service in the cavalry, in August, 1864, he reenlisted in Company E. Sixth Regiment, Heavy Artillery, and served in this, until the war ended. He was mustered out in June, 1865. In his whole service he proved himself to be a gallant and faithful soldier and was respected band esteemed as one of the brave old Union veterans of Pennsylvania.

Becomes Postmaster

   After returning to Connellsville, Mr. Collins was employed as a locomotive fireman on the Pittsburgh & Connellsville Railroad. In 1867 he was made foreman of the railroad shops in Connellsville. He was promoted to locomotive engineer, serving in that capacity from 1871 until 1898, when he was appointed postmaster at Connellsville by President William McKinley. He served in that capacity until 1910.

   Mr. Collins was twice married, first in June, 1863, to Miss Caroline Cunningham, daughter of William and Sidney Marietta Cunningham. She died in 1874. July 25, 1876, he was married to Miss Alice Shallenberger, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hall Shallenberger of the Ligonier valley. She died a number of years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Anna Way, who resided with her father; Mrs. William T. Peid and Roy Collins of East Connellsville, Clark Collins of Bobtown and John L. Collins of Connellsville. One stepdaughter , Mrs. Sarah Cochran of South Connellsville, 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren also survive.

   Mr. Collins was a member of William F. Kurtz Post No. 104 of the Grand Army of the Republic until it relinquished its charter some years ago because of its ranks having been almost depleted by death. He was elected to various offices and was a faithful and regular attendant. He was also one of the oldest members of General Worth Lodge o the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, having passed through all of the chairs and been a representative to the Grand Lodge of the States. A staunch Republican, he had served as a member of Town Council. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church of Connellsville. After retiring a number of years ago he resided at this country home at East Connellsville and in Connellsville, taking up his residence in East Patterson avenue three years ago last fall.

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   After serving his first enlistment of three years, Mr. Collins re-enlisted for a second three-year term and was assigned to the Sixth Heavy Artillery with headquarters in Washington.

   “I was in Washington the night President Lincoln was shot,” Mr. Collins told friends. He declared that he was ordered out on that night to patrol a road leading from the city.

   “We were given orders to halt all persons leaving the city, and if they did not stop, to shoot to kill. No one left the city by the road that night. But it was not until the next morning that we were told that Lincoln had been killed. Secretary of War Stewart was also stabbed that night,” the “grand old man” told his listeners, adding that only the fact that Stewart’s son was present in the hotel saved his life.

   “There certainly was lots of excitement in Washington,” he added.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, June 4, 1937, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 19, column 1

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James Franklin COLLINS (1859-1929)

JAMES F. COLLINS

James Franklin Collins, aged 69 years, died at his home In South Union township Thursday evening, May 23, 1929. He is survived by a brother, Smith Collins, and a half brother, Alfred Ansell. The body was removed to the Johnston mortuary where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 66 North Gallatin avenue. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery. Time of the services will be stated later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 24, 1929

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bullet Jane COLLINS died in 1880. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Mrs. Jane Collins, wife of John Collins of Preston County, West Virginia, died on Thurday night last April 1, 1880, and her remains arrived at the B. & O. depot of this place at 7 o'clock, on Saturday evening last, and were taken to the residence of her mother on Fayette Street, and the following day, Sunday at 3  o'clock, p.m., they were interred in the Baptist
graveyard at the head of Morgantown street.  The deceased was bout 28 years of
age and leaves a husband and two children, a mother and a number of brothers and
sisters to mourn her untimely death.
Genius of Liberty April 8th 1880


Col. John COLLINS (1815-1901)

COLLINS— At his home in Uniontown on Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, 1901, Col. John Collins, the oldest member of the Fayette county bar. Colonel Collins was a native of Connellsville, where he was born December 17th, 1815, the son of James and Hulda Tharp Collins, the former a native of Westmorland county and the latter of New Jersey. The father, James Collins, was a tailor, and successfully conducted his business here for many years. He died in 1841. John Collins succeeded his father in business after he had received a fair education in the local public schools. While engaged in business he also read law. Later he was elected Register and Recorder and took up the study of law with more vigor. At the end of his term in 1857 he was admitted to the bar. Colonel Collins was elected to the State Legislature in 1860 and 1861, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Railroads and upon the Judiciary Committee. He and Dr. Smith Fuller only were elected on the Republican ticket in 1861, when they ran 700 votes ahead of their ticket. In 1860 Colonel Collins alone was elected on the Republican ticket. Colonel Collins was elected a member of the Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention of 1874. His title of Colonel, by which he was familiarly known, was due to his having been commissioned Colonel of a Fayette county militia regiment in his early manhood by Governor David H. Porter, a command which he held for about seven years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh McDonald in 1840. His first wife dying in 1852, Colonel Collins remarried, in 1855, Elizabeth Caldwell. His surviving children are: Mrs. Sallie Ann Bryson, James and Daniel F. Collins, Mrs. Belle Mauk, Mrs. Lyde Reisinger and Mrs. Mary Mitchell. Two children are deceased, Geo. H. Collins, who enlisted in the Federal army and was killed in the Wilderness, and John C. Collins, who died November 3rd, 1885. Interment was on Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery. Deceased was a life long member of the Baptist Church.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 7, 1901, page 8, column 3

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bullet John COLLINS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John Collins, one of the older residents and farmers of the Masontown district, died Friday morning at 6:25 following a stroke of paralysis.  He was born November 26, 1856, a son of James and Sophia Cover Collins.  Nine children survive:  Alonzo, New Kensington; Calvin, Rices Landing; Mrs. Frances Hchenshell (?) and Mrs. ?????
(balance of obit is missing)
(newspaper dated Feb. 16, 1935)


John J. COLLINS Stone  (1882-1967)

COLLINS, JOHN J— Age 83 years of R D 2, Uniontown, died Tuesday, June 6, 1967 at 5:15 PM. He is survived by a son Joseph Collins of Baltimore, MD.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Barnes, Mrs. Veronica Whitley and Mrs. Anna Belle Ford all of Uniontown. He was the son of Bernard and Ellen Haley Collins. He was a member of St John's R C Church of Uniontown and a World War I Veteran. The family will receive friends this evening after 7 and on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM and until Friday at 8:30 am in the Harold S Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E Fayette Street. Requiem High Mass will be intoned in St John's R C Church at 9 am with Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. J. Schneider as celebrant. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery, St John's Parish Rosary Thursday evening at 8:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 7, 1967, page 29, column 6

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John Wesley COLLINS ( -1970)

JOHN WESLEY COLLINS

   John Wesley Collins, of New Salem, died in Uniontown Hospital, a son of the late Smith and Lida McDowell Collins. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Mumaw Collins; five daughters, including Mrs. Walter (Sarah Ellen) Sabick and Mrs. Leonard (Shirley) Gaydos of New Salem and Connie at home; five sons including Kenneth and Robert of New Salem: 21 grandchildren; a brother and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Pritts and Lena Kalina of Uniontown. He was a member of the First Christian Church of New Salem, U. M. W. A., American Legion Post No. 753 of New Salem, Fairbank Rod and Gun Club and Hutchinson Gun Club. He was a veteran of WWI.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 7, 1970

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Josephine M. Nardine COLLINS (1915-2003)

Josephine M. Nardine Collins, 88, a longtime resident of Graff Street, Everson, died unexpectedly late Saturday evening, July 5, 2003, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Alabrando and Rose (Rendine) Nardine. She was a longtime and faithful member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Scottdale and she was also a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Everson's Holy Rosary Society. Josephine's love will forever remain in the hearts of her family: her son, Kenneth R. Collins and his wife, Kay (Kinsella), of Scottdale; two grandsons, Kenneth Collins, of Scottdale, and James Collins and his wife, Gina (Brown), of Mount Pleasant, and their children, Amanda and Brandon; her brother, Dr. John V. Nardine, of Canonsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Josephine will be reunited with her husband, Matthew J. Collins, who died Feb. 20, 1989; two brothers, Kenneth and Anthony Nardine; and two sisters, Lorraine Ambrose and Margaret Nardine. Josephine will always be remembered for the love and friendship that she extended to so many throughout her life, for her love of crafts, and her favorite pastime, shopping. Josephine's family will greet friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with her pastor, the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak, as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. The St. Joseph Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary today at 2 p.m., and a parish wake service will be held this afternoon, both in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 8, 2003

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Kenneth W. 'Booney' COLLINS (1928-2006)

   Kenneth W. "Booney" Collins, age 78, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, December 16, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born June 6, 1928, in Dearth, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John Collins and Minnie Mumaw Collins. Kenneth was a member of the First Christian Church in New Salem, a social member of the American Legion Post 753, New Salem, and a retired employee from United States Steel Corporation's Homestead Works.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Grace Dressel Collins, and these brothers and sisters: Jack, Charles, Henry, Robert, and Leonard Collins, Betty McGrath, and Shirley Gaydos. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Glover and her husband, Neal, of New Salem, Pa.; a granddaughter, Trina Layhue and her husband, Chuck, of Uniontown, Pa.; a great-grandson, Blake Glover; three sisters and a brother: Sarah Ellen Sabick, of New Salem, Margaret McCauley, of New Salem, David Collins and his wife, Cora, of Hawaii, and Constance Collins, of New Salem.

   Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., today after 7 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, December 19, until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with Pastor Andy Miles and Rufus Peer, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, December 17, 2006

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Leslie Ann COLLINS (1953-2005)

   Leslie Ann Collins, aged 52 of Manasses, Va. passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at Georgetown University Hospital after surviving six years with advanced breast cancer and 15 years overall. Leslie was born March 28, 1953 in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., and graduated at the top of her class as a Medical Technologist from California University of Pennsylvania, working for 14 years in Norfolk, Va. For the last nine years she was the dearly loved Christian Educator at Manassas Presbyterian Church, where she coordinated Sunday School and passed out treats in her office. Her favorite activity was Vacation Bible School, where her skills in planning and elaborate set design brought joy to hundreds of children.

   Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Mike Collins; two sons, Brandon Michael Collins and wife Sarah of Richmond, Va. and Patrick Thomas Collins of Manassas, Va.; her parents, Thomas and Charma Liston, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and her brother, Kevin Liston and wife Bonnie of West Haven, Connecticut.

   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Manassas Presbyterian Church, 8201 Ashton Avenue, Manassas where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75263-0309 or The Manassas Presbyterian Church Vision 2010 Fund, 8201 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20109, in memory of Leslie Collins. Condolences may be sent to www.pricefh.com.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, December 1, 2005

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Lida McDowell COLLINS (1866-1932)

MRS. S. H. COLLINS

Funeral services for Mrs. Lida McDowell Collins, wife of S. H. Collins of Markleysburg, who died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Henderson, of Oliver No.1, will be held at the Henderson home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. R.O. Hudson, pastor of the Great Bethel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Mrs. Collins had been a resident of Uniontown until four years ago when she moved to Markleysburg. In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children; Albert and John of Uniontown; Henry of Cleveland, OH; Frank of Youngstown, Pa.; Mrs. George Henderson of Oliver No.1; Mrs. Lena Saylor of Glassport and Helen and Joseph Collins at home. The following brothers and sisters, Alex John and Andrew McDowell of Uniontown; Mrs. Alice Cross of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Emma Hood of Fairmont, W.Va. and Mrs. Rebecca Collins and Mrs. Martha McCloy of Uniontown; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. She was a lifelong member of The Great Bethel Baptist Church.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–1866
   Died–July 22, 1932
   Father–John McDowell


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 23, 1932, page 12, column 4

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Luther B. COLLLINS (1883-1920)

LUTHER B. COLLINS,
LOCAL DRUGGIST, IS SUDDENLY CALLED

Death of Well-known Young
Business Man at Home
Follows Brief Illness.

LOCATED HERE IN 1909

   Luther B. Collins, 36 years old, one of Connellsville’s leading druggists, died suddenly this morning at this home in Morrell avenue, Greenwood, following an illness dating back to Sunday, December 28, last. Mr. and Mrs. Collins were celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary with a small family dinner at the time he was taken ill and with their guests had been seated at the table only a short time when Mr. Collins was stricken very suddenly with an attack of heart trouble. His condition improved, however, and for the past several days he was able to sit up in bed and had expected to come down stairs today. This morning about 4:10 o’clock, Mrs. Collins was awakened by Mr. Collins’ heavy breathing. She immediately summoned the family physician, but on his arrival life was extinct. Mr. Collins was one of the most prominent young citizens of Connellsville and his untimely death came as a great shock to his many friends. The deceased was born in German Valley, N. J., October 21, 1883, a son of Rev. Benjamin B. Collins, deceased, a Lutheran minister, and Mrs. Ella Collins of Meyersdale. When he was between seven and eight years old his parents moved from German Valley to Altoona, residing there for about 18 months. They then removed to Meyersdale, where the deceased spent his early boyhood and young manhood days. He was graduated in pharmacy from the Western University of Pennsylvania and then became a druggist for May & Company, Pittsburg. Resigning his position there he came to Connellsville in the early spring of 1909 and purchased the drug store of Richard Crossland, in South Pittsburg street, continuing successfully in the business until his late illness. On Christmas Day, 1911, Mr. Collins was married at this home in Meyersdale to Miss Della Mae Sisley, daughter of C. P. Sisley of Pittsburg, his father Rev. Collins, officiating. In addition to his widow he is survived by one small son, Luther Hoffman Collins, his mother, one sister, Mrs. H. C. Wade, Fairmont, W. Va., and the following brothers; Herbert S. Collins, Pittsburg; Leigh R. Collins and Frederick M. Collins, both of Meyersdale; George B. Collins, and Philson D. Collins of Berlin. His father died in 1911. Mr. Collins was a member of King Solomon Lodge F. & A. M., and of Trinity Lutheran church. He was popular among his fellow druggists as well as his many other friends. Brief funeral services will be held Friday morning at the family residence, after which the body will be taken on Baltimore & Ohio train No. 6 by Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell of Meyersdale. The remains will be removed to the home of a brother, Leigh R. Collins, where regular funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. J. L. Frantz, pastor of the Meyersdale Lutheran church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Meyersdale cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, January 14, 1920, page 1, column 4

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Mabel Mae Hines COLLINS (1920-2005)

   Mabel Mae Hines Collins, age 85, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, December 25, 2005, at home with her loving family at her bedside. She was born January 30, 1920, in Weston, West Virginia, daughter of Earl Hines and Olive Friend Hines. Mabel was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Sylvester P. Collins, Sr., a son-in-law, Charles Hannan, a great grandson, Gregory Sackett, one brother, Willard Hines, Sr., and a daughter-in- law, Carolyn Collins.

   Surviving are five children: Earl Collins and his wife, Rosella, of Dana Point, California, Nancy Hannan, of Smithfield, Pa., Patricia Reese and her husband, Jack, of Smithfield, Pa., Marlene Veal and her husband, James, of Apple Valley, California, and Sylvester Collins Jr. and his wife, LaVonne, of Clovis, California; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two brothers: Paul Hines and his wife, Lorena, and Earl Hines Jr. and his wife, Diane, all of Smithfield, Pa.; four sisters: Betty Roberts and Reba Roberts, both of Bridgeton, New Jersey, Cleo Steele and her husband, Richard, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Joyce Geletka and her husband, Robert, of Bridgeton, New Jersey; and a special faithful friend, Madonna Bartko.

   The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 28, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Eugene W. Cowsert officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa.


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bullet Marion COLLINS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Marion Collins, 85-year-old, Masontown resident, died of complications at 10:10 o'clock Thursday morning, April 25, 1935, in his residence.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Collins; a daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Walters, at home; two brothers, Marshall Collins, Carmichaels; Calvin Collins, Alicia, No. 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Durr, Woodside, and Mrs. Sarah Helmick, of Masontown.
Private funeral services will be conducted in the family residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. J. A. MacRill, pastor of the Masontown M. E. church.
Persons desiring to view the body are requested by the family to do so before noon Saturday as the casket will be closed at that time and will not be reopened.
Burial will be in a Carmichaels cemetery.
(Newspaper dated April 2?, 1935)


Mary COLLINS (1894-1899)

Mary Collins

White, male, 5 years old, single, died 12 hours after sustaining severe burns over body
   Born–Connellsville, 1894
   Died–Connellsville, August 2, 1899
   Father–Clarence N.Collins
   Mother–Amelia Collins


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 31fe

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Mary E. COLLINS ( -1935)

MRS. MARY E. COLLINS

   Mrs. Mary E. Collins, aged 64 years, seven months and 18 days, widow of George P. Collins, died at 11:30 o’clock Monday morning, April 8, 1935, in her home 63 Lebanon avenue. Surviving are a daughter, Marie K. Collins, Brooklyn, N. Y.; two sons, Alfred B. and Frank F. Collins, Uniontown; a grandson, Francis G. Collins; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth O’Connell, New York City, and a brother, John Sloan, Stockdale. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 9, 1935, page 12, column 6


COLLINS SERVICE

   Brief services at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning for Mrs. Mary E. Collins, in the family residence, 63 Lebanon avenue, will be followed at 9 o'clock by requiem high mass in St. John's R. C. Church. Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Dunn will officiate as celebrant. Burial in Park Place cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 10, 1935, page 3, column 1

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Mary Ellen COLLINS Stone  (1912-2003)

   Mary Ellen Collins of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Mount St. Macrina Manor Nursing Home at the age of 91. Mrs. Collins was born to Anna Blanche and Alex G. Romesburg on Sept. 29, 1912. She was the last of seven children having survived four brothers, Drs. Harold Romesburg, Alexander A. Romesburg, Raymond G. Romesburg and Wilson S. Romesburg; and two sisters, P. Ruth Gladden and Martha A. Goodwin. Mrs. Collins graduated from South Union High School in 1931, and Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing in 1934. On Oct. 11, 1934, she married Melvin E. Collins, who preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1977. She is survived by her daughter and son-in- law, Sue A. George and Theodore George of Dover, Del.; two grandchildren, Ashley Lynn George of Austin, Texas and Ryan D. George of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters-in-la, Ruth Getchell and Lauretta Romesburg of Sun City, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Harry Collins of Lancaster, Pa.; five nieces, Shirley Byers of Uniontown, Ruth Ellen Gladden of Grove City, Pa., Margaret Miller of Lamar, Mo., Joyce Secoy of Glen Mills, Pa., and Janet Larson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; two nephews, Edward Rhodes of Dayton, Ohio, and Dr. Harold Romesburg of Drexil Hill, Pa.; and several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Before becoming ill, Mrs. Collins was an active lifelong member of Great Bethel Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 263, and a volunteer worker for Uniontown Hospital. Friends may call at the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 West Main St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Great Bethel Baptist Church at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Great Bethel Baptist Church, or the American Diabetes Association.


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

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Mattie COLLINS ( -1906)

DROWNS SELF IN CREEK

Mrs. Mattie Collins of Yauger
Hollow Became Despondent From Illness

   Despondent because of illness, Mrs. Mattie Collins, aged about 60 years, drowned herself in a small stream near her home at Yauger Hollow early Friday morning and the dead body was found by her husband. A neighbor woman had been at the home to prepare breakfast for Collins family and it was supposed Mrs. Collins was in her room, but later when her husband went there he failed to find her.

Several sentences are unreadable.
is survived by two married sons, Lester Blaney by her first husband and Herman Collins. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Free Methodist church at Yauger Hollow.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 7, 1906, Vol. I, No. 3, page 1, column 3


DROWNED IN CREEK

Mrs. Mattie Collins Took Her Life
Because of Illness

   Mrs. Mattie Collins committed suicide between four and five o’clock Friday morning by drowning herself in the creek near her home at Yauger Hollow. The body was found by her husband just above a dam in the creek, but life was extinct.

   Just after four o’clock Friday morning Joseph Collins left his home at Yauger Hollow and went to get a neighbor woman to come and prepare breakfast for him because his wife was sick. He left his wife in her room. Returning soon he assisted the woman in preparing the morning meal, supposing all the time that his wife was in her room asleep. When he entered the room some time later he found it empty. A search revealed the dead body of his wife in the creek nearby. She was clad only in her night clothes.

   Mrs. Collins had been ill all winter. She was 60 years old and a daughter of John Collins of Springhill township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, April 7, 1906, page 1, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Moses COLLINS ( -1871)

LOCAL MISCELLANY

   This community was shocked on last Friday evening, on hearing of the death of Mr. Moses Collins, the Mail Agent on the P. &. C. R. R., by the collision of the mail train west and the local freight train, a few miles east of Falls City. Mr. Collins resided in Dunbar township, in this county, and was favorably known for his business qualifications and strict integrity. He had been Mail Agent for a number of years and had resigned the position some days previous, and was running his last trip when the accident occurred, he having received the appointment of Postmaster at Connellsville, and had intended to go into that office the following day. R. Marietta, of Connellsville, engineer on the mail train, was slightly injured, and James Templeton, brakeman, had his leg broken.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 26, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 42, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Nellie C. Osler COLLINS Stone  (1873-1962)

MRS. NELLIE COLLINS

   Mrs. Nellie C. Collins, 89, of Ohiopyle, died Monday in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born November 16, 1873 in Fayette County, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Grover Osler. She was a member of the Falls City Baptist Church and the Almira Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Juanita Lewis of Sewickley; two grandchildren, and one brother, John Osler of Calimesa, Calif. The body is at the Humbert funeral home at Confluence, where the service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Raymond Sissel officiating. Interment will be in Belle Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 2, 1963, page 4, column 4

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Nettie COLLINS ( -1896)

   Nettie, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Collins, died Tuesday night of pneumonia after an illness of two weeks. The funeral took place at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, interment being made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, November 13, 1896, page 8, column 2

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Olive May Cox COLLINS (1911-2005)

   Olive May Cox Collins, 94, of Smyrna, Del., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, July 4, 2005, at her residence. She was born May 27, 1911, in Connellsville, Pa. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edwin E. Cox and Ida Emma Eicher Cox, her husband, Charles W. Collins Sr., and four brothers, Charles, Russell, Milton and Raymond Cox. Mrs. Collins was a former bookkeeper for the West Penn Railway Company of Connellsville, Pa., a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, the Adrian Bible Class, Margaret E. Cavern Shrine No. 42 of Pennsylvania, Order of Easter Star No. 263 and White Shrine of Jerusalem. Surviving are two sons, Charles W. Collins Jr., and his wife, Shirley of Smyrna, Del.; a daughter, Beverly Ruth Collins Waugh of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Cox of Somerset, Pa. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Emily Bryd officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, July 6, 2005

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Patricia Ann Malloy COLLINS (1928-2008)

   Patricia Ann Malloy Collins, age 80, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at her home. Born May 5, 1928, in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of John Malloy and Mary Jane Starr Malloy. Patricia and her Husband, Norman "Gus" Collins, owned and operated the Collins Service Station, in West Brownsville, for many years.

   Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Norman "Gus" Collins, a brother, John Malloy, and a granddaughter, Amy Jo Confer Ross. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Audrey J. Confer and her husband, Bob, of Uniontown, Pa.; son, Thomas R. Collins and wife, Maxine, of the state of California; two grandsons: Craig Collins and wife, Joy, of Vermont, and Sean Collins and wife, Sarah, of Arizona; granddaughter, Erin Loree Confer-Staggers and her husband, James, of the state of Indiana; her sister, Mary Jane Malloy Rubin, of Royal Oak, Michigan; and eleven great- grandchildren: Sarah, Joshua, Matthew, Aubrey, Rachel, Lauren, Laurel, Ethan, Mason, Benjamin, and Mitch.

   Patricia had requested that there be no public visitation. Services are private and in the care of the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, Patricia would like you to "Take a friend to lunch". To sign the on line guest book or to record a personal condolence, please log on to www.novakfuneralhome.net.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 2008

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Paul COLLINS (1892-1893)

Paul Collins

White, male, 13 months old, single, clerk
   Cause of death–Cholera Infantum, sick 1 week
   Born–July 1892, Connellsville
   Died–August 27, 1893, Connellsville
   Residence–Prospect Street Connellsville
   Father–John Collins
   Mother–Maggie Collins


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 24, line 28

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Paul Melvin COLLINS, Jr. (1922-2010)

Paul Melvin Collins, Jr., 88, of Connellsville, Pennsylvania and formerly of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died Tuesday June 22, 2010 at his residence. He was born May 11, 1922 in Morgantown, West Virginia. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul Melvin Collins Sr. and Linnie Griffith Collins; four brothers and one sister. Paul was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a former employee of the Gallatin National Bank and had worked at Hunt's Jewelers, Chesler's Furniture Company and later at the Giant Eagle Pharmacy. Mr. Collins was a 54-year member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Uniontown BPO Elks Lodge No. 370.

Surviving are his wife Shirley Ann Jobes Collins; two daughters: Kim Harrison and husband Kevin and Pam Kosinski and husband Joe all of Connellsville; four grandchildren: Denny Sylvester, Lori Ann Sylvester (whom he named), Erika Ellsworth and Veronica Kosinski; and a sister Dorothy Boger of Fairchance, Pennsylvania.

Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 1 p.m. Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Jobes officiating. Interment will be private. Uniontown Elks BPO Lodge 370 will hold Services at the Funeral Home on Friday at 6:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, June, 2010

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Ralph Lawrence COLLINS (1918-2003)

Ralph Lawrence Collins
Greensburg

Ralph Lawrence Collins, 84, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Hempfield Manor. He was born May 25, 1918, in Dickerson Run, a son of the late Abraham Edward and Rosella Wilkinson Collins. Ralph had been a resident of Greensburg for the past 45 years. He was a 1936 graduate of Connellsville High School and attended Penn State University. Prior to retirement, he worked as a supervisor in the engineering department of Allegheny Power Co. Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Greensburg, Kittanning East Brady Lodge 244 F&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Westmoreland Forest 77, Gourgas Lodge of Perfection and Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh. Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Gertrude Herman Collins; three sons, Ralph Lawrence Collins Jr. and his wife, Dolores, of Mercer, James Edward Collins of Greensburg and Gordon Allan Collins and his wife, Deborah, of Hecla; five grandchildren, Larry Collins and his wife, Carrie, of Portland, Ore., Christin Collins of Mercer, Sharon Mill and her husband, Rex, of Phoenix, Ariz., Stacey Jane Groppe and her husband, Curtis, of Latrobe and Steven James Collins and his wife, Stacey, of Pittsburgh; and two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Collins. Ralph was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Abraham Edward and Charles Collins; and a sister, Audrey Collins. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Strandberg officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. A military service will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. King Solomon's Lodge 346 F&AM will conduct a service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 Station Square, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219-1122, in memory of Ralph Lawrence Collins


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 10, 2003

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Raymond H. COLLINS, Jr. (1929-2009)

Raymond H. Collins, age 79, of Elyria, Ohio, died Sunday, February 15, 2009, in the EMH Regional Medical Center. He was born July 23, 1929, in Lamberton, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and had been an Elyria resident most of his life. He served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Raymond retired in 1992 after 35 years service with York International in Elyria as a Millwright. He was a member of Avon United Methodist Church. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed attending vintage car shows.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Collins, Sr. in 1970, his mother, Laura (nee Varndell) Wonder in 1979 and a brother, Robert in 2002.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma J. (nee King) Collins; a daughter, Valerie J. Collins, and a son, Alan B. Collins (wife Sharon), both of Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at the DICKEN FUNERAL HOME, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria 44035 (440.322.3224). Burial followed in Brookdale Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, March 29, 2009

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Raymond H. COLLINS, Sr. ( -1970)

COLLINS. SR., Raymond H. (Bruce) - Age 61 years of House 201, Lambert died in Uniontown Hospital Tuesday, June 30, 1970 at 11:50 a.m. Surviving are the following children: Raymond, Jr. and Robert W. of Elyria, Ohio, his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce S. Collins of Lambert, sisters, Mrs. Jack (Frances) O'Laughlin of Crucible, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Ottenburg of Uniontown, Mrs. Jerome (Elva) Keller of Pittsburgh, brothers, Edwin of Buts, Robert N. of Leckrone and Clarence of Lambert, also four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother in 1948 and one brother in 1944. Mr. Collins was a member of UMWA Robena Local 6321 and a Social member of the Footedale Fire Department.

Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home after 8 p.m. today, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Roland O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in the family plot, Church Hill Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1970, page 33, column 7

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Regis Patrick COLLINS Stone  (1926-2006)

   Regis Patrick Collins, 80, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, September 12, 2006, in Monongahela General Hospital. He was born March 28, 1926, in McKeesport, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Regis and Corrine Collins, his wife, Alice McDowell Collins, and five brothers, Leo Collins, John Collins, James Collins, Bernard Collins, and Thomas Collins. Mr. Collins was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church, in Uniontown, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, in Uniontown. He was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the United States Army, and had been a millwright with United States Steel Corporation for 38 years.

   Mr. Collins is survived by seven children, Regis Patrick Collins, Jr., and his wife, Cindy, of Mentor, Ohio, Robert Leo Collins, Mabel Brownfield, and Thomas McDowell, all of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., John Francis Collins and his wife, Kimberly, of Baltimore, Maryland and Betty Rozzell and her husband, William, and Clyde McDowell, all of Uniontown, Pa.; ten grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and three siblings, Edward Collins, of New Jersey, and Dorothy Collins, and Corrine Kutchak, both of McKeesport, Pa.

   Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday morning until 10 a.m., when Reverend Michael J. Crookston, will conduct a Blessing Service. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Military Honors will be accorded graveside by VFW Post 47, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, September 14, 2006

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Robert E. COLLINS (1931-2000)

   Robert E. Collins, 68, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born September 1, 1931, in Jumonville, Fayette County, Pa., son of William Harmon Collins and Gertrude H. Bowden Collins. Mr. Collins was retired from Rockwell International Corporation and was a veteran of the Korean War who served in the United States Army Intelligence Department. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ernest Collins and Peter Collins, and his parents.

   He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Curtis Collins; three sons: William Robert Collins at home, Robert G. Collins and his wife, Cheryl, of Williamsport, Pa., and Thomas A. Collins of Miami, Florida; a daughter, Patricia Collins Mahoney of Farmington, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Eugene Collins and his wife, Mary, of Wichita Falls, Texas.

   Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 12, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Donald J. Immel officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 51 and North Union V. F. W. Post 8543.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, April, 2000

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Robert N. COLLINS (1912-2004)

   Robert N. Collins passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004 in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. He was born on March 14, 1912 in Lamberton, Pa., son of Sidney Bruce Collins and Minnie (Christopher) Collins. Mr. Collins was a retired Coal Miner and had also been employed as a Custodian at the former German Township High School, McClellandtown, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Emma Jane (Brooks) Collins, a son, Noah K. Collins, three Grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters: Edwin Collins, Clarence Collins, Raymond Collins, John Collins, Sarah Frances O'Laughlin and Ruth Ottenberg. He is survived by these children: Donna Harn of Isabella, Pa., Irene Walters of Republic, Pa., Robert B. Collins at home, Terry L. Richards of Denbo, Pa., Carrie E. DeBord of Leckrone, Raymond W. Collins at home, and Gerald E. Collins of Isabella; 10 Grandchildren; seven Great-Grandchildren; and a sister, Elva Keller of Pittsburgh, Pa. The family will receive friends in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa., on Monday, August 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 3, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, July, 2004

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Ruth COLLINS (1914-2006)

   Ruth Collins, 91, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born October 29, 1914, in Bowood, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Elza M. Smith and Lula M. (McCann) Smith. Her husband, Paul C. Collins, four sisters, Mary Taylor, Dorothy Teets, Lenora Maldovan, Donna L. Marshall, and two brothers, Carl Smith and Elias Smith, predeceased her.

   Surviving are two children: Daniel P. Collins and wife, Kathy, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., and Patricia J. Hays and husband, Alex, of New Port News, Virginia; four grandchildren: William Price, Jr., and Angelica, of McKeesport, Pa., Kelly Collins and George Bortz, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., Paul J. Collins and Daniel K. Collins, both of Fairchance, Pa.; four great grandchildren: Tiffany Price and Steve, Brandon Price, William Paul Price, and Kaitlyn Collins; one brother, Donald Smith, of Haydentown, Fayette County, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairchance.

   The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 28, 2006 until 10 a.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Donald E. Walls officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 2006

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Ruth Anne Hileman COLLINS (1926-2012)

UNIONTOWN
Ruth Anne "Penny"
(Hileman) Collins

Ruth Anne "Penny" (Hileman) Collins, age 86, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Saturday, July 7th, 2012. Ruth was born on April 19, 1926 in Haydentown, Pa., the daughter of Mary Rose and Curtis Hileman. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Wilma Hileman. She is survived by her son, Terry Lewis, Uniontown, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Flora Glover and husband Ed of Uniontown; a brother, William Hileman; a sister, Lucy Shannenberger; three grandchildren: Mark Ferguson and wife Betty of Perryopolis, Pa., Larry Lewis and Terry Lewis; and several great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 15, 2012, page B3

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Sadie COLLINS (1883-1977)

COLLINS, MRS. SADIE— Age 93 years, a resident of House 590, Allison 2, Pa., for the past 43 years, died in the Brownsville General Hospital Thursday, February 24, 1977, at 11:55 p.m. Mrs. Collins was born at Dunbar, Pa., March 17, 1883, a daughter of the late William Judson and Mary Jane McDowell Triplett. She was a member of the Allison Christian Church and was predeceased by her husband, Charles Collins, in 1935. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jane Friend of Allison, with whom she made her home; two grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 28, 1977, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert S. Sewickley Haymann, pastor of the Allison Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 25, 1977, page 21, column 7

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Sarah COLLINS (1859-1937)

MRS. SARAH COLLINS

   Mrs. Sarah Collins, widow of Marion Collins, died at 6 o’clock Wednesday night, May 26, 1937, in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. And Mrs. Charles Walters, of Masontown. She was born April 9, 1859. Surviving is the one daughter, Mrs. Ella Walters. Private funeral services will be conducted in the Walters residence at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. J. A. Forgie, pastor of Masontown Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Carmichaels cemetery. The family request friends to please omit flowers.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1937, page 7, column 2

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bullet Sarah A. COLLINS died in 1897. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Died at her home on Iowa Street Monday morning, May 21, 1897, aged 74 years, after an illness of one week of pneumonia.  Deceased was married to George Ansel, who died over 30 years ago.  To them were born several children of whom five survive: Jacob, Alex, Alfred, and Mrs. David (Margaret) Balsley of this place, and Dr. William Ansel of Cleveland, Ohio.  After Mr. Ansel's death she was married to Albert Collins, who died about 17 years ago. Three children of this union survive: Frank, Smith and George, all of this place.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. from her late residence.  Interment in the Old Baptist cemetery on Morgantown Street.


Sharon A. Thomas COLLINS (1950-2006)

   Sharon A. Thomas Collins, 55, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday Morning, January 26, 2006, in her home. Born June 12, 1950 in Shady Grove, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Henry Patrick Thomas and Dorothy Mae Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Sheridan Heaton and Ricky Heaton. Sharon was a member of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church, and a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School and was formerly employed at Ptaks Formal Wear in Uniontown, Pa.

   She is survived by her loving and devoted children: Greg Collins and wife, Lena, of Lemont Furnace, Pa. and Chris "Boo" Collins, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; grandchildren: Gina Lowry, Julie Lowry, Cassie Collins, Sammy Collins, and Tyler Collins. Her brothers: John Heaton, of Kentucky, Darrell Heaton, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., and her sister, Thelma Reyoni, of Uniontown. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; her former husband, Elmer "Sparky" Collins and family; and her daughter-in-law, Marci Collins, of Uniontown; and her special cat "Sam" whom she loved and adored.

   Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today, January 27, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues in the COVE RUN FREE METHODIST CHURCH on Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Roger L. Yeager officiating. Interment follows in Cove Run Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 2006

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Sheri Renee' Mitchell COLLINS (1963-2008)

   Sheri Renee' (Mitchell) Collins, 44, of Tempe, Arizona, formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away of cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on February 11, 2008. She was born November 30, 1963 and raised in Uniontown, Pa., the youngest of five children of Dolores and Edward LaVern Mitchell, of Uniontown, Pa.

   Sheri is survived by her husband of 21 years, Scott Collins, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and their five children; four daughters: Rebecca, Sarah, Kimberly, Anna, and one son, Thomas, all at home, in Tempe, Arizona. She is also survived by her parents, Dolores and Edward LaVern Mitchell, of Uniontown, Pa.; one sister, Kathleen Zapotosky, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., and three brothers: Edwin, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., Kenneth, of Uniontown, Pa., and Timothy, of Phoenix, Arizona, plus nieces, nephews, and other friends.

   She graduated from Laurel Highlands High School, in Fayette County, Pa., in 1982. She then went to college at Roberts Wesleyan, in Rochester, New York, where she met her husband, Scott Collins. They were married on August 30, 1986, and moved to Arizona, where they have been living and raising their five children.

   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BUNKER FUNERAL HOME, in Mesa, Arizona. Viewing is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 14, 2008

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Silas COLLINS ( -1863)

DIED

COLLINS— On the 11th ult., at the residence of his mother, in this place, Silas Collins, aged 27 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 3, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 30, page 3, column 1

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Smith Henry COLLINS (1862-1936)

SMITH HENRY COLLINS

Smith Henry Collins, aged 74 years, died suddenly at his home at Markleysburg last night, Friday, March 27, 1936, at 10:40 o'clock, following a heart attack. Surviving are eight children: Mrs. Emma White, Royal; Mrs. Helen Pritts, at home; Albert Collins, Uniontown; John Dearth; Joseph, at home; Henry, Cleveland, O.; Frank, of Percy, and Mrs. Lena Saylor, Glassport. A number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Alfred McCoy officiating. Burial in Park cemetery, Uniontown. The body will lie in state at the Minerd Funeral Chapel In East Church street until 3 o'clock this afternoon.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 28, 1936, page 13, column 2

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Col. Thomas COLLINS Stone  ( -1827)

  Died.— At his residence in Union township, on Thursday the 8th inst., Col. Thomas Collins. Col. Collins was at one time High Sheriff of Fayette county. During the late war he commanded a volunteer company, which rendered active and efficient service on the northern front. In the battle of Sacketts Harbor he received a severe wound in his breast, from the effects of which he never entirely recovered. Col. Collins was esteemed an honorable man and a brave soldier.


Pennsylvania Democrat and Literary Gazette, Uniontown, PA,
Wednesday Morning, November 14, 1827, Vol. I, No. 17, page 3, column 5

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William Wallace COLLINS ( -1861)

DIED

   On Saturday 21st inst., in Dunbar Tp., of Diptheria, WILLIAM WALLACE, son of Moses and Phebe A. Collins, aged 12 years 1 month and 4 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 3, 1861, Vol. 1, No. 36, page 5, column 2

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William COLLINS ( -1908)

WM. COLLINS DEAD
AT NEW BRIGHTON.

Brother of Edward Collins of Connellsville
and Lately of Scottdale.

  SCOTTDALE, Dec. 14— Word was received here this morning of the death in New Brighton of William Collins, formerly engineer at the Furnace, from apoplexy last night, aged about 66 years. N. A. Couch, undertaker, Bell phone No. 10943, New Brighton, made the inquiry in an effort to locate relatives of the dead man, who had been in New Brighton but a short time and whose connection with Scottdale was discovered by means of receipts showing that he had paid taxes here. Thomas Eicher of Scottdale, is a brother-in-law of the deceased having been married to a sister of Mrs. Eicher and who had been dead for some time. Mr. Eicher said today that the deceased has a brother in Connellsville, Edward Collins, a cabinet-maker by occupation, and who has resided there a long time and also has a daughter there, Miss Clara Collins and another daughter, Minnie in Uniontown, who was married recently, but to whom Mr. Eicher could not at that time recall. The deceased was at various times employed as engineer and machinist here and was also employed at the Josephine furnace, Black Lick, of the same company, who owns this furnace. He was well known in town and while here boarded on Broadway.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 14, 1908, page 2, column 1


The News of Nearby Towns
DUNBAR

   The funeral of the late William Collins was held Wednesday afternoon on the arrival of the 2:30 P. R. R. train. The funeral was held from the Methodist Protestant Church, Rev. F. W. Perkins officiated. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Mr. Collins was the father of Miss Zella Collins of this place and a brother-in-law of George Eicher of Speers Hill who is an engineer at the Dunbar Furnace.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 17, 1908, page 3, column 2, paragraph 17

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