Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


J. J. COLMES died in 1919.

COLMES, J. J.

J. J. COLMES, 59 years old, colored, died Sunday afternoon at his home at Leisenring No. 1. He is survived by his widow and three children. Mr. COLMES was an employe of the H. C. Frick Coke company and had resided at Leisenring for 30 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Mount Zion Baptist church in the West Side. Rev. R. D. EPPS; the pastor, officiated. Interment in Hill Grove cemetery.

Courier Thurs. 11-6-1919

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William COLVIN died in 1842. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

DIED, At his residence in Redstone township, on Thursday the 18th inst, W illiam Colvin, sr. in the 76th year of his age. The deceased was born i n Redstone township. He embraced the christian religion about fifty yea rs ago, and has ever since been a member of the Baptist Church. He met d eath like a soldier of the Cross, surrounded by numerous relations and friends. —Weekly News.
The Genius of Liberty.
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 1842.
Vol 3. No. 20. Pg. 3, col. 3.


Bridget COMISKEY died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Bridget Comiskey, aged 75, died Monday morning, October 25, 1934, at her home in Brookville after a long illness of heart disease.  She was born in Ireland and came to this county at the age of 19.  Her husband died in 1911.
Mrs. Comiskey, leaves the following children:  Mrs. Raymond Morrison, Los Angeles, Arthur Comiskey, Long Beach, Cal; Mrs. Robert Swan, Wheeler, Pa.; John Comiskey, Brookville, and Mary and Beatrice, at the home.  One sister, Mrs. Margaret Lowery, and a brother, Patrick J. Kerbert, both of Pittsburgh, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock in the Immaculate Conception church, Connellsville.  Rev. Henry Geibel will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
(newspaper dated October 28, 1934)
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Mrs. Bridget Comiskey, 75, died at her home in Brookvale, near Connellsville, Monday morning, October 22, 1934, at 7 o'clock of a heart attack.  She was born in Ireland but came to this country at the age of 19 years.  Mr. Comiskey died in 1911.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception church of Connellsville and of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.  The following children, Mrs. Ray Morrison, of Los Angeles; Arthur Comiskey of Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Robert Swan of Wheeler; John Comiskey of Brookvale and Mary and Bee Comiskey at home; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Lowery of Pittsburgh; a brother, Patrick Kerbert of Pittsburgh and seven grandchildren survive.  Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock with Requiem High mass at Immaculate Conception church at 9 o'clock, Father Henry Geibel, officiating.  Burial in St. John's cemetery.


Georgia Louise Berdine CONARD (1924-1996)

   Georgia Louise Berdine Conard, 71, of Nemacolin died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Nettle Hill, Greene County, Pa., daughter of Russell and Bertha McMasters Berdine. Mrs. Conard was a resident of Nemacolin since 1965 and was Baptist by Faith. She is survived by her husband, Carl W. Conard, two daughters, Mrs. Alonzo (Shirley Y.) Falls of Lake Lynn and Mary J. Barron of Uniontown, a son, Daniel W. Conard of Nemacolin, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Hazel Shultz of Holbrook and Mrs. Ace (Mae) Vulgamore of Waverly, Ohio, and a brother, John Berdine of Holbrook. Her parents, a sister, Ruth Anne Berdine, and six brothers, Leo, Glenn, William, Edwin, Guy, and Lloyd Berdine, preceded her in death. Friends will be received in the PAUL MICHAEL LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, today, Jan. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. when services will be held with Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, January 21, 1996

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Donald Irvin CONAWAY, Sr. Stone  (1937-2003)

DONALD IRVIN CONAWAY

Donald Irvin Conaway Sr., age 65, of Markleysburg, Pa., passed away Monday, May 26, 2003 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born September 22, 1937 in Elliottsville, Pa., son of the late Sylvester E. Conaway and Blanche Lake Conaway. Mr. Conaway was a member of Farmington Free Methodist Church, a Veteran of the United States Navy, retired after 43 years and 91/2 months from Rockwell International and Invensys Inc., and graduated from Uniontown Area High School Class of 1956. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Henning Conaway; Children: Donald I. Conaway Jr. and wife, Robin, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, Donna Lynn Galeone and husband, Craig, of Fenwick Island, Delaware, Darla Mollichelli of Berlin, Maryland, and Daren Conaway and wife, Debbie, of Blacksville, West Virginia; five Grandchildren: Derek Conaway, Dylan Conaway, Michael Mollichelli, Lauren Mollichelli, and Callie Jo Conaway; Brothers and Sisters: Charles E. Conaway and wife, Janet, of Allentown, Pa., Virginia Marker and husband, James, of Farmington, Pa., Arnold Conaway and wife, Nadine, of Elkton, Virginia, Rhoda Jane Thomas and husband, Eugene, of Clear Spring, Maryland, Pauline Burnworth and husband, Douglas, of Confluence, Pa., and Twila Livengood and husband, Wendy, of Walnut Bottom, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his first wife, Dottie Branigan of Morgantown, West Virginia. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, Pa., on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues Thursday, May 29, in Farmington Free Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon. Services will begin at Noon with the Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery.


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

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Elsie M. CONAWAY (1883-1954)

Elsie M. CONAWAY

Mrs. Elsie M CONAWAY, of Stockdale, died at her home, Wednesday, March 10, 1954 at 6 a. m. A former resident of California and Coal Center, Mrs. Conaway was born April 26, 1883 in Coal Center, the daughter of John and Emma WALTERS PYLE. She was a member of the California Christian Church. She is survived by one step son, Albert Conaway of Nitro, West Virginia, and four grand children, Mrs. Richard R. COOK (of) Harriman, Tennessee, Eva Mae, James and Judy Conaway, all of Nitro.


Unknown newpaper and date


MRS. ELSIE CONAWAY

Mrs. Elsie M. Conaway, 71, died Wednesday at her home at Stockdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 15, 1954, page 7, column 8

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Ezra CONAWAY (1844-1928)

Ezra CONAWAY

Ezra Conaway, aged 84 years, well known Civil War veteran, died yesterday afternoon, August 2, 1928 at 5:42 o'clock, in the Soldier's Hospital at Erie Pa. He is the father of Mrs. John H. Jenkins of North Charleroi. For the past five months he has been declining in health and two weeks ago was removed to the hospital in Erie. Mr. Conaway is very well known in this district, being born January 12, 1844, at Fredricktown, and living practically all his life in this vicinity. There survives his wife, Mrs. Isabelle B. Conaway, one daughter, Mrs. John H. Jenkins, of North Charleroi, and three sons, Jesse, of Ashland, O., Greer W. of Braddock, and Harvey, of McKeesport. Funeral services will be held at the Jenkins home 723 Fourth Street, North Charleroi, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the American Legion Post in charge. Interment will take place in Howe's Cemetery.


Newspaper unknown, August, 1928

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Joley Lewis CONAWAY (1876-1959)

Joley L. Conaway

Joley Lewis Conaway of Beallsville, died in the Washington hospital, April 18, 1959 at 1:40 p. m. He was born in Roscoe, June 2, 1876, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He is survived by three sons, Roy of Coal Center, Harold of Richeyville, and David of Roscoe, fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, April, 1959

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Mary E. CONAWAY died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary E. Conaway, mother of M. L. Conaway, of Uniontown, died October 22, 1934, at 39 Maurice street where she had made her home for the past seven years with her sister, Miss Amanda J. Shaffer.  Death followed a lingering illness of complications.
Born in Brandonville, W. Va., Mrs. Conaway was 80 years old last Thursday. She is survived by one son; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Miss Amanda, and Mrs. Elizabeth Silbaugh, of Hopwood.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Conaway had been a member of the First Methodist Protestant church for the past 30 years and up until illness prevented was one of the local congregation's best loved and most active workers.
Funeral services will be conducted in that church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. Willard Douglass.  Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.
(newspaper - Tuesday, October 23, 1934)


Sylvester CONAWAY Stone  (1908-1958)

CONAWAY, SYLVESTER E.—Aged 50, husband of Blanche Lake Conaway, Farmington, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, August 10, 1958 at 12:40 p.m. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Mrs. James (Virginia) Marker, Fort Meade, Md; Rhoda Jane, Pauline Faye, and Twila Kay, all at home; three sons: Charles E., Allentown; PFC Arnold W., U.S. Army, West Point, N.Y.; MM/3 Donald I., U.S. Navy, Newport, R.I.; his father, Charles H. Conaway, Farmington; three sisters: Mrs. Sarah Oda Bungard, Farmington; Mrs. Kathryn Baker, Butte, Mont.; Mrs. Mary Henckel, Sandusky, O.; three brothers: Charles A. and Willis S., Farmington; Albert W., Searight; three graddaughters. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Locy Conaway, November 6, 1956. He was a member of the Farmington Free Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for a number of years and at the time of his death he was Sunday School Superintendent. He was a coal miner, and was a member of the UMWA, Mt. Sterling local 1195. Friends will be received in the late residence after 7 p.m. today. Arrangements under the direction of the Gleason Funeral home are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 11, 1958, page 9, column 8


CONAWAY, SYLVESTER E.—Friends are being received in the late residence, Farmington, until 12 noon Wednesday and in the Farmington Free Methodist Church from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service with Reverends Cline Burton and Norman Engell officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 12, 1958, page 15, column 8

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Virginia Wooldridge CONAWAY (1920-1994)

   Virginia Wooldridge Conaway, 74, a resident of California, Pa., and a native of Cornwall, England, died Monday morning in her home. She is survived by three sons, Jason G. Conaway of California, Pa., James N. Conaway of York, Pa., and John L. Conaway of Daisytown; two daughters, Jeannine Conaway Metal and Virginia L. Conaway, both of California, Pa.; one brother, Billy Wooldridge of Elizabeth, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Crawford of West Brownsville and Wilma Cooney of Export; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth … balance of obit is missing

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–August 4, 1920
   Died—–October 24, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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Josephine L. Mozden CONCHILLA (1919-2010)

Josephine L. (Mozden) Conchilla, age 90, of Oliver, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in the Mount Macrina Manor Nursing Home, Uniontown, PA. She was born on November 3, 1919, daughter of the late John and Katherine Mozden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph in 1997; seven sisters and two brothers. She was the last member of her immediate family. Josephine was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Mothers Club of Oliver, St. Joseph Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and the Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Robert and wife Joanne, Frank and wife Stephanie and Ronald and wife Kathleen; grandchildren: Robbie, Kevin and wife Roxanne, Michael and wife Melissa, Amy, Ryan and Candice and husband Jason; great-grandchildren: Tiffany, Jordan, Jason, Gabrielle and Delaney; great-great-grandson, Caden; a sister-in-law, Verna Mozden; and many nieces and nephews

Private visitation will be held for the family on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the STEVEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, Pa. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. Michael W. Matusak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.

The family extends their deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Mount Macrina Manor, and also Albert Gallatin Hospice. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, September 8, 2010

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Peter CONCHILLA (1922-2005)

Peter Conchilla, age 83, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born February 20, 1922, son of Frank Conchilla and Anna Marie Polito Conchilla. "Pete" was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church and The Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 both in Uniontown. He was a Life Member of the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge No. 231 and a Life Member of the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa. He was retired from United States Steel's Robena Mine where he was an Assistant Mine Foreman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Samuel Conchilla, a nd two sisters, Catherine "Cassie" Pekar and Nicoline Tresky. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jeanne Detwiler Conchilla; beloved daughter, Jeanne and her husband, Gary Brewer, of Charleroi, Pa.; beloved son, Peter F. Conchilla and his wife, Paula, of Penn Hills, Pa.; two granddaughters, Kimberly and her husband, Douglas Boulanger, and Jakki Conchilla, and two great grandsons, Nicholas Boulanger and Nathan Boulanger, all of whom he deeply cherished; several nieces and nephews including special nieces, Kathleen Schmidt and her husband, Gregg, of Ohio and Mary Jane Glob and her husband, Lee, of Baltimore, Maryland; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, April 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 13, until 9 a.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Mill Street. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Rites will be accorded by General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103.Saint Therese Altar Society will recite the Rosary in the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Catholic War Veterans will conduct rituals on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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

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Frances L. CONDE (1922-2002)

Francis L. Conde, 80, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 14, 2002, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 16, 1922, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., the son of the late Carmino and Angela Guido Conde. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Conde and Michael Conde; and sisters, Rose Angelo and Marie Conde. Francis was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the VFW Post 47, and the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood. He was retired from U.S. Steel.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rita Eileen McGinity Conde; his loving children, Timothy Francis Conde at home, Patrick Owen Conde of Smithfield, and Dr. Kevin Michael Conde of Buckhannon, W.Va.; grandchildren, Andrea, Domenica, Margaret, Robert and Adele; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN, PA., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday until 9 a.m., when a blessing service will be held, followed by a 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian burial, in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Patrick O'Connor as celebrant. Interment is private for the family. AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, will conduct military services. St. Therese Altar Society will pray the Rosary on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, no date given

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Timothy F. CONDE (1947-2005)

Timothy F. Conde, 58, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away suddenly on Friday, December 2, 2005. He was born October 5, 1947, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Rita McGinity Conde of Uniontown and the late Francis L. Conde. Tim was a member of the Saint Therese Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Eagles, Moose, Elks, Hutchinson Sportsman Club, Polish Club, social member of the VFW and various other clubs. He truly enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Rita; brothers: Patrick Conde of Smithfield, Fayette County, Kevin Conde and wife, Georgene of Buckhannon, W.Va.; four nieces and one nephew; friends and neighbors.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today, December 6, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and on Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Therese Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kenneth J. Zaccagnini, V.F. as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Vincent DePaul Cemetery, West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Anna A. Knapczyk CONDUPA (1906-1996)

   Anna A. Knapczyk Condupa, 90, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in her home. She was born May 5, 1906, in Alverton, Pa., daughter of Andrew and Anna Oravitz Knapczyk. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Michael Condupa, a daughter, Rita Dick in 1986, two brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by her children: Mrs. William (Regina) Somerville of New York, Raymond Condupa and wife, Shelva, of Ohio, and Mrs. Richard (Lorraine) Schafer of Uniontown; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Bauer of McKeesport, Pa. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, member and one of the original founders of the Catholic War Veterans. She was very involved in civic services and served as chairperson of the March of Dimes. Visitation will be private. The public is invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Uniontown, with the Rev. Fr. George K. Alderson as celebrant. Interment will be private. Arrangements are … balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Inga CONDY died in 1926. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

CONDY, MRS. MICHAEL
Mrs. Inga CONDY, wife of Michael CONDY, died Friday at noon at her home at Smock from heart trouble  She was 24 years old February 24, last.  Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles HANSON of Texas, there is her husband and three small children. 
Courier Thurs. 7-8-1926


Julia Vikartovsky CONKLIN (1910-1994)

   Julia Vikartovsky Conklin, 84, of Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, and formerly of Manor and Mount Pleasant, died Friday in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Baughman of Irwin and Christine Moore of South Pointe, Ohio; a stepson, George H. of NewYork; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Victor Vikartovsky of Mount Pleasant and Michael Vikartovsky of Ohio; and three sisters, Emily Meslovich of Jefferson, Anna Warzinski of Ohio, and Jane Scarford of Avon, Ohio. Friends will be received at the E.J. Rodgers Funeral Home, 140 Race St., Manor, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–February 16, 1910
   Died—–September 23, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, September 25, 1994

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Mary A. CONKLIN ( -1994)

   Former German Township teacher, Mary A. Kovach Conklin died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, in Park Crest Baptist Care Center, Minneapolis, Minn. A graduate of German Township High School in 1933 and California State College in 1936, she taught for seven years at Ralph Elementary School before entering the U.S. Women’s Marine Corps during World War II. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary Hadbane Kovach, and brother, John, of New Salem. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Deane R. Conklin of Mable Grove, Minn.; a son, Deane R. Conklin III and wife, Joan, of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Barbara Conklin Penn and husband, Tom, of Bloomington, Minn.; daughter, Mary Louise O’Neill and husband, Terry, of Maple Grove, Minn.; grandsons, Rory Voeks of Maple Grove, Minn.; and Patrick Conklin of Little Rock, Ark.; four step-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Kovach of Mentor, Ohio, Andrew Kovach of Hershey, Pa., and Stephen Kovach and wife, Dolores, of New Salem, Pa.; and sisters, Anne Cossett and husband, Steven, of Uniontown, Pa., Margaret Reynolds of Fort Myers, Fla.; and Jane K. Grote of Uniontown. Memorial and military services were held on Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, with interment in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1994

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John S. CONKO died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for John S. Conko, who died at his home in Connellsville, early Monday morning, January 23, 193, will be held Thursday morning at 7:30 o'clock with a short service in the home followed with final rites at St. John's R. C. church, at Connellsville, Rev. Fr. S. Moravek in charge. Burial in St. John's cemetery at Brookvale, near Connellsville.
(Herald - January 24, 1933)


John CONLIN died in 1881. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier
Connellsville, Pa
Friday, April 29, 1881
Page 1, column 4
John Conlin, one of the oldest citizens of the neighborhood in which he lived, died and was buried at Limetown on Tuesday. He was aged nearly one hundred years, and in early life served as a soldier in the Black Hawk war and the war of 1812. He was the father of Mr. Joseph Conlin of West Elizabeth and leaves a wife and family of grown up children, most of whom have large families of their own. His surviving partner is nearly as old as he. They were married and had children previous to his service in the war of 1812.-Elizabeth Herald.


Anna Belle CONN ( -1916)

MRS. ANNA BELLE CONN

   Mrs. Anna Belle Conn, widow of the late Ira K. Conn, near here,died yesterday after a lingering illness of several months. She leaves one son, Playford G. Conn, and several brothers and sisters to mourn the loss of a loved one.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 9, 1916, page 7

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George CONN (1942-2000)

   GEORGE CONN, 58, OF Kinzua Lake Parkway in Westline, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the Kane Community Hospital. He was born April 25, 1942, in Normalville, the son of Edward and Sarah Firestone Conn. Conn is survived by his wife Wilma Blauser, whom he married on Jan. 20, 1976, in Kane. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Lisa Conn of Westline; three sons, Jim Blauser of Gifford, Brian Conn of Westline and George Conn of Lewis Run; three brothers, Norman Conn of Connellsville, Gerald Conn of Mill Run and Harry Conn of West Lynn, Ore.; three sisters, Shirley Coyle of Sun City, Ariz., Helen Donnini of Crawfordsville, Fla. and Mary Buell of Fairfield, Va.; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John Conn. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the CUMMINGS FUNERAL HOME, INC. in Mt. Jewett with Rev. Bruce Kumber, pastor of the Westline Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 2000

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George William CONN ( -1865)

DEATHS

CONN— At Annapolis, Md., of dysentery, on the 1st of December, 1864, George William Conn aged 16 years, son of George Conn, of Monongalia co., West Va. The deceased was with Gen. Hunter’s army as a wagoner, and was captured in the retreat from Lynchburg, on the 30th of June – was taken to Savannah and exchanged, arriving at Annapolis on the 25th of November. His remains were brought home and interred in the family burying ground.    Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 12, 1865, Vol. IV, No. 49, page 2, column 7

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Howard F. CONN (1908-1982)

Dr. Howard Conn

   The Uniontown area can ill afford the loss of such a citizen as Dr. Howard F. Conn. Dr. Conn died Saturday at the age of 73. He was a native Fayette countian and a Uniontown High School graduate who scaled the heights of the medical profession while remaining a resident of his home area. A scholar and writer as well as a physician, he was the author, co-author or editor of 52 medical books. He edited “Current Therapy”, which is published annually and has wide use among doctors. He served his country during World War II as a surgeon in the 88th Infantry Division. The sympathy of all who knew and respected him goes to his wife Elouise and their children.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–December 24, 1908
   Died—–April, 1982


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1982

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Ira K. CONN died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

Point Marion, Sept. 14---Ira K. Conn died Sept. 12, 1900, of typhoid fever at his home near Point Marion. He was born January 16, 1847, was married Sept., 24, 1879, to Annie B. Rumble, and of this union a son, Playford, aged 14 years, and a daughter, Jessie, aged 9 years, were born. He is survived by his widow, the two children named and three brothers, Wm. G. and B.G. Conn who live near here and Jesse R. Conn of Gardner, Kansas. His mother, Hannah Gans Conn, died in July, 1874, and his father, John Conn, died in May, 1886.
Nearly all his life has been spent in the vicinity of his home, where he was respected and loved by all who knew him. During many years he was a devoted member of the Church of Christ, and it was at all times his delight to praise God with his melodious and well cultivated voice, singing the songs of Zion in the worship of God his Father and Christ his Redeemer.
Funeral Friday, Sept. 14, at 1 p. m., at the Baptist burial grounds near Stewartstown, West Va.
Daily News Standard, Sept. 14, 1900--very dark when copied


Isaac Newton CONN died in 1941. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(67)

Isaac Newton Conn, 82, retired merchant of Point Marion, died at his home in Railroad Street, Point Marion, Thursday morning, January 30, 1941, at 9:30 o’clock of a complication of diseases.  He had been ailing for several years.
Mr. Conn was born near Stewartstown, W. Va, in 1859, the son of the late John I. and Frances Shroyer Conn.  He married Sarah Caroline John on August 31, 1885.  He conducted a general store in Point Marion for 40 years, retiring 20 years ago.
Surviving are the widow and the following children:  Paul Conn of Point Marion; Mrs. Ray H. Gans of Point Marion; Miss Virginia Conn of Detroit; Prof. Donald Conn of Brownsville; and Willis Dale Conn of Pittsburgh.  Four Grandchildren, a brother, James J. Conn of St. Cloud, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hatfield of Mt. Morris also survive.
Friends may view the body at the chapel of the Conn Funeral Home, Point Marion.  Funeral services will be held at the chapel, Saturday night at 7:30 o’clock, Rev. S. Crow of the Trinity Methodist Church of Point Marion officiating.  Private burial will follow Sunday morning in the Point Marion cemetery.


Martha Jane CONN Stone  (1854-1947)

CONN, MARTHA JANE, aged 92, died in her home, Gans, Pa, Sunday, July 13, 1947, at 3:40 a. m. Her husband, Samuel A. Conn, preceded her in death December 1, 1926. Mrs. Conn was the last survivor of 12 children. She was a charter member of the Gans Methodist church. Surviving are three children: George L. Conn, of Gans; Chester A. and Margaret Conn, at home; eleven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren. Friends will be received in the late home after 12 noon Tuesday, where services will be conducted Wednesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. D. C. Robbins, of Brownsville, officiating. Interment in the Baptist cemetery, under the direction of the Vance Funeral Home, Smithifeld.

2011 note: Vance’s funeral home is in Smithfield, PA (not Smithifeld)


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 14, 1947, page 3, column 1

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Mary Frances CONN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MRS. MARY FRANCES CONN
Following a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Frances Conn, 81, died Thursday morning at 4 o'clock at the home of her son, Leroy, Smithfield, R. D.
In addition to the son with whom she made her home several other children also survive.
No arrangements have been made for the services.
Herald Sep 8 '38


Mary Hagyari CONN ( -1996)

   Mary Hagyari Conn, 87, of Fredericktown, died at 1 p.m., Monday, April 8, 1996, in Brownsville General Hospital. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Frombach of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and two brothers, John J. Hagyari of Painesville, Ohio and Edward L. Hagyari Sr. of Fredericktown. Friends will be received in the Frank Burkus Funeral Home, Mill and Center Sts., Millsboro, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 10 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, April 10, 1996

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Norman D. CONN (1935-1976)

CONN, NORMAN - Age 40 years of R.D. 1, Smithfield, died suddenly, Friday, February 13, 1976 at 9:15 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Rubles Mill, Pa. on November 19, 1935 the son of the late G. Leroy and Edna Whoolery Conn.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Guyton Conn; a son, Keith; a sister, Mrs. Warren Lucille Everly of Smithfield; a brother, William L. Conn of Uniontown. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Smithfield and the Paul Tarcy Sunday School Class. He was a partner in the Conn Painting and Roofing Co. of Smithfield and was affiliated with the Westmoreland Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America for several years and was a member of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Dept.

Friends will be received in the John F. Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield today after 7 p.m. and until Monday at 11 a.m. the hour of service. Rev. Nelson Krute will officiate. Interment in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield. The Old Trails District Scouters will meet this evening at 8:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 14, 1976, page 19, column 7

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Ralph Edmund CONN died in 1947.

CONN, DOCTOR RALPH EDMUND, of 107 E. Main St., died Thursday, November 27, 1947, at 4:20 a. m. in his home following a lengthy illness. He practiced medicine in Confluence, Markleysburg, Somerfield and Monesson, retiring in 1929, was a veteran of World War I and was attached to the Army Medical Corps. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret R. Conn; two sons, John Patrick and William James; two daughters, Mrs. Myers Nobel, of Uniontown and Mrs. Eugene Galley, of Waynesburg; one brother, Orville S. Conn, of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Thomas I. Rider of Uniontown. Friends will be received at J. Harry Johnston & Sons 65 North Gall(a)tin Ave., after 2 o'clock this afternoon, where private services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday November 29, with Dr. Lorne H. Belden officating. Burial will be in Thomas cemetery, Markleysburg,(PA).

Morning Herald, Nov. 28, 1947

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William E. CONN died in 1907. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

Point Marion, Dec. 12.--Wm. E. Conn died December 11, 1907, at his home here after an illness of several months. He has been in failing health for several years.
He was a son of Isaac and Eliza A. Conn and was born in West Virginia, July 16, 1838, and was 69 years, 4 months and 25 days old.
He is survived by his widow Hannah L. (Bowers) and four children, viz: Maud, Anson B., Isa D. and Ernest. Anson is employed at Hazelwood, Pa. All the other children are at home; all are single and are grown to manhood and womanhood; he is survived by three brothers, John I., Alpheus S. and Jacob L. Conn and one sister, Mrs. Amy E. Blosser. Funeral services at house Friday, Dec. 13th at 1 p. m.; interment in Point Marion cemetery.

News Standard newspaper, Dec. 12, 1907


Mercedes CONNARE ( -1997)

   Mercedes Connare died Friday, May 9, 1997. She was the beloved daughter of James and Nellie O’Connor Connare, sister of Bishop William G. Connare and Bernadette Connare, and cousin of Anna Mae Krah. Friends will be received at the McCabe Brothers Inc. Funeral Home, 5300 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, May 12, until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, May 11, 1997

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John CONNELL died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Apparently the victim of liquor, John Connell, 49, a former resident of Connellsville, was found Monday morning at Pricedale with an empty glass on the floor near him and a quart bottle on the table at the side of which he dropped dead.
Authorities are investigating to determine whether the liquor was of the poison variety. Evidently the glass had contained liquor and sugar.
Connell fell from a standing position ???
.. and shanty mate.  Connell had returned early Monday after visiting a sister in Pricedale.
Connell was in normal health when last seen about 3:30 Sunday afternoon near his one-room residence.  He had resided in the Pricedale district for the last two years.  A son, Vincent, residents in 238 Prospect street, Connellsville.
(Herald - April 5, 1937)


James and Paul CONNELLY died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Two of the Connelly triplets of McClellandtown, died Thursday morning and the third is in a critical condition.  James passed away at 10:43 and Paul died at 10:50.  The condition of Michael is also reported as low.
Rushed to Uniontown hospital Wednesday by Dr. J. Holmes Sangston, fear was felt for the lives of the three when it was ascertained that they were of premature birth being delivered in eight months.
They were placed in the hospital incubator immediately and for a while responded to treatment nicely.
(Herald - 10/5/1934)


Theresa CONNELLY ( -1918)

   Miss Theresa Connelly, 18 years old, a well known young woman of Dunbar township, died Friday afternoon at her home at Leisenring No. 7. Funeral from the house Monday morning at 9 o’clock and at 9 o’clock requiem high mass being celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul’s church at Leisenring No. 1 by Rev. Father Canova. Interment in St. Vincent de Paul’s cemetery. The deceased was a daughter of the late Edward Connelly and Mrs. Jane Cassidy Connelly. In addition to her mother she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas, Edward and Peter Connelly, the last named somewhere in France; Catherine Agnes and Alice Connelly and Mrs. B. F. Warman, the latter of Collier. Her father died two years ago and John, a brother, died a year ago.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1918, page 6, col 6

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Charles Earl CONNER (1921-2000)

   Charles Earl Conner, 79, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2000, at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. He was born March 27, 1921, in Connellsville, the son of Claude William and Helen Estella Clawson Conner. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served during WWII and also the Korean Conflict. He was a retired machine operator from the Steel Scaffolding Co. at Uniontown where he had worked for 22 years. He was a member of the Walter E. Brown Post No. 21 V.F.W. of Connellsville and also the American Legion. He was a member of the Bradenton Lodge No. 99 F&AM of Bradenton, Florida, the Scottish Rite Valley Of Tampa and Sahib Temple Shrine. When living in Connellsville he attended the Otterbein Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dolores F. "Dolly" Conner; three sons, Reed Conner and his wife, Paula, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ronald Conner and his wife, Tanya, of Connellsville, and Robert Conner of Atlanta, Ga.: three daughters, Renne Cox and her husband Allen, of Prattville, Ala., Rhonda Bohner and her husband, Thomas, of Cave Creek, Ariz. and Robin Shultz and husband, Lonnie, of Connellsville; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, David Conner of Connellsville, George Conner of Baltimore, Md. and Ronald Conner of Sarasota, Fl.; and a sister Bernice Conrad of Smithton. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Claude Francis Conner, Burton Conner, James Clark Conner, Clarence W. "Bill" Conner and Walter Randall Conner; and two sisters, Vera Schetrompf and Eleanor Francis. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc. 111 E. Green St. Connellsville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. David Brothers officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Green Ridge Cemetery, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 22, 2000

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Charles Raymond CONNER ( -1936)

CHARLES RAYMOND CONNER

  SCOTTDALE, April 20— Charles Raymond Conner, 11 months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Conner, of 203 Everson avenue, died Saturday evening at the home. The body was taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Leonard of 608 Eleanor avenue. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 8:45 o’clock at the home. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 20, 1936, page 6, column 3

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A. J. CONNEWAY  died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

CONNEWAY --September 1st, 63, at the residence of his father, A. J. Conneway, Henry Clay township, of typhoid fever, Ephraim Conneway, aged 23 years, 5 months and 21 days.
The deceased was one of those drafted from this county for nine months, and faithfully served out his time.  He was a Sergeant in Captain Stacy's company, (C), 168th regiment, and contracted the disease, which proved fatal, at Harrisburg on his way home.  He died at home surrounded by kind friends and relation who did everything for him that love and affection could suggest, and in the blessed enjoyment of the christian's triumph, having embraced religion at Newbern, North Carolina, seven months previous to his death.   Com.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown. Sep. 17, 1863
Vol. 3, No. 32, Pg. 3, Col. 2


Ephraim CONNEWAY Stone  ( -1863)

DIED

  CONNEWAY— September 1st, ’63, at the residence of his father, A. J. Conneway, in Henry Clay township, of typhoid fever. Ephraim Conneway, aged 23 years, 5 months and 21 days.

   The deceased was one of those drafted from this county for nine months, and faithfully served out his time. He was a Sergeant in Captain Stacy’s company, (C), 168th regiment, and contracted the disease, which proved fatal, at Harrisburg, on his way home. He died at home surrounded by kind friends and relations who did everything for him that love and affection could suggest, and in the blessed enjoyment of the Christian’s triumph, having embraced religion at Newbern, North Carolina, seven months previous to his death.

Com.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 17, 1863, Vol. III, No. 32, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Patrick J. CONNOLLY died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Patrick J. Connolly, aged 65 years, veteran employe of the H. C. Frick Coke company, died Wednesday night February 7, 1923, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Finnerty, at Leisenring No. 1, from pneumonia.  Besides Mrs. Finnerty, he is survived by one son, Michael Connolly, of Leisenring, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Oglethorpe, of Leisenring No. 2.  Funeral services will be held from the Finnerty home Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock followed by requiem him mass at 9 o'clock in St. Vincent de Paul R. C. church at Leisenring.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.


Clyde A. CONNOR, Jr. (1943-2000)

Clyde A. Connor, Jr., 56, of Greensboro, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his residence. He was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clyde A. Connor, Sr., and Dorothy Mae Nicholson Connor. He was a self-employed roofing contractor. Mr. Connor was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Waynesburg.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn M. Lockard Connor, to whom he was married for 31 years; three daughters, Tonia A. Keys and her husband, Richard of Waynesburg, Rhonda A. Pritchard and her husband, Paul of Greensboro and Barbara A. Connor at home; two sons, Clyde (Mouse) A. Connor III and his wife, Kelly of Mars and Rex A. Connor, at home; five grandchildren, Ricky and Damon Keys, Sierra and MaKaleigh Pritchard and Mallory Connor; two brothers, Ron Rummel and Robert Connor of Connellsville; six sisters, Ida (Cookie) McKenzie, Judy Gehring and her husband, Rob, Joanne Henry and her husband, Larry and Carolyn Faye Lilley and her husband, Thomas W., all of Connellsville, Betty Vanorsdale and her husband, Robert of Morrell, and Janet Fordyce and her husband, John of Little Summit.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, and two sisters, Barbara Rummell and Patty Rummell.

Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Arnold Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mill Run.


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

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Ortie CONNOR died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Word has been received here of the death of Ortie Connor of Dallas, Oregon.  His death occurred Sunday, October 16, following a heart attack.
He was a brother of J. A. Connor of Pittsburgh road, Joseph Connor, of Hopwood, Theodore Connor, of Fairchance, Miss Ruth Connor, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Elizabeth Osmer, of Tucson, Ariz.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Grimes Connor, and four children.
He was 52.  Services were held  {rest cut off}
October 18, 1934


Dennis R. CONNORS (1942-1976)

DENNIS R. CONNORS

   Dennis R. Connors, 33, of 204 Third Ave., Scottdale, died at 7:36 p.m. Friday in the H.C. Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant, shortly after arrival. He was born in Mount Pleasant on December 9, 1942 a son of Scottdale Borough President William R. Connors Jr. and Frances M. Bandemer Connors. He was a member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, and its Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Connellsville, with the Class of 1960, and served with the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Airman First Class. He was a member of the Scottdale VFW and American Legion Posts, Scottdale Eagles, the Disabled American Veterans of Connellsville, and the Veterans Administration Dialysis Assn. of Pittsburgh. He was formerly employed by the Davis Pattern Shop of Scottdale. Surviving with his parents are a brother, Vincent Connors of Connellsville, R.D. 2; four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Darlene) Daniels of Laurelville, Mrs. Joseph (Roberta) Garsteck of Scottdale, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Prudente of Irwin, and Mrs. Andrew (Donna) Smith, of Mount Pleasant, R.D.3, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Connors of South Everson and several nieces and nephews.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 17, 1976, page 3, column 5

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John H. CONNORS ( -1957)

JOHN CONNORS

John H. Connors, 67, of Lemont Furnace, a member of the North Union township School Board from 1929 to 1941 and a township supervisor from 1942 to 1943, died Monday in Uniontown Hospital after a long illness. He was employed for 40 years by the H. C. Frick Coke Company and was a member of UMWA local 6344 of Stambaugh at Youngstown.

Surviving are his widow, Mary Jane, seven daughters, Mrs. Francis V. (Ellen) Owens of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Louis F. (Mary Catherine) Furman of Fredericktown, Mrs. Harry T. (Dorothy) Lawson of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. H. N. (Agnes) Hanan of East Jaffrey, N.H., Mrs. S. J. (Margaret) Shutok, of Wilkinsburg, Mrs. D. S. (Betty) Speeney of East Jaffrey, N. H. and Mrs. William (Patricia) Beal, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, four sons, Edward J. of Lemont Furnace, John R. of Dunbar, Lawrence of Cleveland and Robert at home, 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother and two sisters.

A prayer service at 8:15 a.m. Friday at the Speshock funeral home at Uniontown will be followed by requiem high mass at 9 a.m. in St. John’s R. C. Church at Uniontown. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 11, 1957, page 2, columns 4

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Leora Beatrice Murray CONNORS (1905-2010)

   Leora Beatrice Murray Connors, age 104, formerly of Cardale, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2010 in Laurel Ridge Center. She was born September 30, 1905 in Smock, daughter of the late William Murray and Elizabeth Murray. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Connors, Sr., her daughter, Irma Miller, her sons, Thomas "Ozzie" Connors and Martin "Junie" Connors, Jr., her brothers, Robert Murray and Eugene Murray and her sisters, Esther House and Margaret Murray. Leora was a member of First Christian Church in Republic and was a beautician for many years and a former instructor at the Greensburg Beauty Academy. She is survived by her daughters: Naomi Crapp of Filbert and Shirley Lazzaro of Pittsburgh; her son, William Connors and wife, Pearl of Leesburg, Florida; many grandchildren; great-grand-children; great- great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, February 19, 2010, until 11 a.m. the hour of service, with Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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Joseph CONOWAY ( -1861)

DIED

   At Perryopolis, Sept. 30th of Typhoid Fever, Mr. Joseph Conoway, aged 21 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 3, 1861, Vol. 1, No. 36, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Viola Mae CONRAD ( -1961)

CONRAD, VIOLA MAE— Aged 73, R. D. 2, Smithfield (Shoaf) wife of E. C. Conrad died in her residence Monday, November 27, 1961. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Glenn, Phoenixville; Darrold and Edwin, Cleveland, O.; Raymond Webster; four daughters, Mrs. Lela Sadler, Uniontown; Mrs. Wilma Beck, McClellandtown; Mrs. Virginia Hurshman, R. D. 2, Uniontown; Mrs. Pauline Hornsby, Cleveland, O.; fifteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Charles Collins, Webster County, W. Va. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, until Thursday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.


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

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James Edward CONROY (1910-1976)

CONROY, JAMES EDWARD—Age 65 years of 42066 Oberlin Road, Elyria, Ohio, died Saturday, June 26, 1976 at his home. He was born in Ligioner, Pa., June 7, 1910, a son of the late Michael and Sarah Ellen Blanch Conroy. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kneigh Conroy and stepchildren. Services will be held in the Wayne Wright Funeral Home, Route 57, Elyria, Ohio.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 28, 1976

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John E. CONROY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

CONROY, John E.
John E. CONROY, aged 37, in charge of transportation of mail here for the Uniontown post office for the last five years and a veteran of the World war, died suddenly at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, March 9, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. He had been suffering from heart disease.
Mr. CONROY was born April 18, 1901, in Westmoreland county, a son of the late James and Rose O'ROURKE CONROY. He became a postal employe in 1933, and was under contract to transport mail from the railroad and West Penn stations to the local post office.
He served with the Medical Corps and was stationed at Coblenz, for 18 months during the World war. He was a member of Uniontown Post No. 47, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alverda JOBES CONROY; two children, Jean and Vivian; three brothers, Michael, Footedale, Joseph, Filbert, and William, Edenborn; and three sisters; Mrs. Mary LANDMAN and ???
(remaining text cut off)


Katherine Mae Bowser CONROY Headstone (1918-1976)

Conroy, Katherine Mae Bowser—Age 58 years, of Uniontown, R.D. 6, died Sunday, April 25, 1976 at 12:20 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna Mae Bowser Hyatt.

Surviving are her step-mother, Mrs. Zella King, Little Orleans, Md., one daughter, Pauline (Dolly) Luckey, Lemont Furnace; six grandchildren; Mrs. Kathy McGregor, Raleigh, North Carolina; Spec. 5 Vernon Luckey, Fayetteville, North Carolina; Bobby, David, Susan and Lee, all of Lemont Furnace; two great-grandchildren; Marla Sue McGregor and Phillip Luckey; a half sister, Marilyn Hickle, Perryopolis.

She was predeceased by a brother John Dale Bowser.

Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment in Hopwood Cemetery


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 26, 1976

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Michael CONROY Headstone (1877-1943)

CONROY, MICHAEL, aged 65 years, passed away at the family residence, House 119 Footedale, Saturday evening, April 17, 1943, at 9;30 o’clock, after a lingering illness. He is survived by his widow Sarah E Conroy and the following children; Mrs. Walter Bitterlick, of Baltimore, Md; Mrs. Ellen Hudson, at home; Mrs. Alice Brushel, of Durham, N.C.; James of McClellandtown; Mrs. Louis Rozzi of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Catherine Dollar of Pitt Gas, Pa. Mrs. Grace Donnelly at home, William with the United States Army, Virginia in Baltimore, Md., Emma Jean at home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the home, House 119, Footedale, with Rev. David Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, April 19, 1943

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Sarah Ellen CONROY Headstone (1844-1963)

CONROY, SARAH ELLEN—Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown until Wednesday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Dr. Ear. P Confer will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot, Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 28, 1963

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Bernard 'Chick' CONTEEN ( -1958)

Former Jail Official Dies

Arrange Services For Chick Conteen

   Bernard (Chick) Conteen, 59, of 25 Apple St., deputy warden of Fayette County Jail for 23 years prior to his retirement in May, died Sunday, June 8, 1958, at 2:55 a.m. in Uniontown Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Tarr, Mr. Conteen was a former resident of the Lemont area, where he was the former president of the Lemont Local 5219, UMWA and active in Union activities. He was director of the Lemont Sportsman Club. Mr. Conteen was a World War I veteran and held membership in Independent Order Sons of Italy Lodge 433, Fraternal Order Of Eagles 828, Loyal Order of Moose, 20, and Uniontown Post 47, VFW.

   Surviving are his widow, Mabel Vance Conteen; a daughter Bernice at home, stepson Floyd Vance, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Santore, New Kensington; Mrs. Rose Smorada, Uniontown; four brothers, Harry and Phillip, Lemont; Fred, Pittsburgh; and Anthony, Pittsburgh.

   Friends will be received after 6 p.m. today in the DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., until Wednesday at 8:15, when a prayer service will be held, followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Theresa R.C. Church. The Rev. Nicholas J. Thomas will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Military rites at the gravesite will be by the VFW.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 9, 1958, page 1, column 1

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Joseph CONTEEN ( -1916)

ANOTHER MURDER

Joe Conteen of Lemont Dies From
Effects of Knife Wounds

   Joe Conteen of Lemont, who was stabbed by Dan Palumno at Uniontown on Saturday night, died in the hospital at the latter place yesterday morning. He was 22 years old and was well known for his prominence in Frick baseball contests. Palumno, who was arrested soon after the stabbing, will be held to answer a charge of murder.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, March 24, 1916, page 1, column 3

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Mary K. CONTEEN ( -1926)

   Death notice for Mary K. Conteen appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, July 22, 1926. Text is not currently available.


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

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Michael John CONTEEN ( -1954)

MICHAEL JOHN CONTEEN

CONTEEN, MICHAEL JOHN - age 59, husband of Helen Kovach Conteen, 1628 East 70th Street, Cleveland, Ohio died at the Lake Side Hospital Saturday, December 11, 1954 at 5:50 p.m., following a brief illness. He was born in Tarrs Station, Westmoreland County, PA, and was a former resident of Lemont Furnace and for the past 11 years has resided in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was employed by Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company. He was a veteran of WWI. In addition to his widow he is survived by these children, Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Persichitti of Searights; Donald M. and Mrs. Stanley Kainowski , Cleveland, Ohio; five brothers, Bernard, Uniontown, Harry and Phillip, Lemont Furnace; Fred, Pittsburgh, Pa; Anthony, McKees Rocks; two sisters, Mrs. Amos (Elizabeth) Santore, New Kensington, Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Smorada, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Victor A DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Avenue, until 8:15 Wednesday morning, followed by Requiem High Mass at St. Therese R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Nicholas J. Thomas as celebrant. Internment will follow in Park Place Cemetery.


From Park Place Cemetery Book- WWI Veteran buried in section A

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 14, 1954

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Elsie J. CONTI (1932-2003)

Elsie J. Conti, 70, of Clarksville, Pa., died at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, in Montifiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Cokeburg, Pa., a daughter of Elijah and Elsie Werry Williams. She was previously employed by the H.J. Heinz Company, in Pittsburgh, and the Italian Maid Bakery in West Brownsville. In December, 1955, she married Sam Conti, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Connie Ricciuti of Ravenna, Ohio; two sons, Samuel Conti of Fredericktown, Pa., and Michael Conti of Smithfield, N.C.; and six grandchildren. Deceased are two brothers, Ray Werry and Elijah Williams. Private Visitation and Services will be held in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank St., Fredericktown, Pa., Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park.


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

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Helen J. CONTI ( -2005)

Helen J. Conti

 Helen J. Conti, 73, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Conti, Jr.; three children, Joseph Conti of Alabama, Richard and wife, Carrie Conti of Perryopolis, Pa., and Annette Conti of Fayette City, Pa.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Petrus of Smock, Pa., and Nick Petrus of Rowes Run, Pa.; and two sisters, Betty Bozek of Rowes Run, Pa., and Eleanor Gibson of Rowes Run, Pa.
 Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Monday at 9 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, October 7, 2005

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Helen Elizabeth CONTY ( -1994)

   Helen Elizabeth Conty of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 3 (Old Bethany), died Tuesday, April 26, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Pius X. Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Henry P. Dinicco as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, April 28, 1994

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Alice L. Rankin CONWAY (1926-2011)

   Alice L. (Rankin) Conway, 84, of Martin, Pa., died on Sunday March 20, 2011. She was born on Thursday, October 7, 1926 in Gray’s Landing, Pennsylvania. Alice was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Rankin and Annie Fisher Rankin; her husband, Roy W. Conway; the following children: an infant daughter, Pamela McClintock and Naomi Dancer; brothers, Bernard Rankin and John Rankin; and a grandson, Steven E. Conway Sr. Surviving are the following children: William E. Conway of Martin, Robert W. Conway, Hibbs, Pa., Denise E. Adams of Perryopolis, Pa. and Patty Jo Chissell of Uniontown, Pa.; a sister; Beatrice Martin of Martin, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Friends will be received in BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, PA 15461 (724.583.7712) today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Garry McFadden officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Betty Margaret CONWAY ( -1928)

BETTY MARGARET CONWAY

  CONFLUENCE, Jan 5— Betty Margaret Conway, infant daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Conway, died Wednesday at the home here of whooping cough and pneumonia. Besides the parents there survive two brothers, Donald and Ralph. The funeral probably will be tomorrow with burial in Hillside Cemetery, near here.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 5, 1928, page 6, column 3

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Catherine CONWAY ( -1899)

Catherine Conway

White, female, 53 years old
   Cause of death–Catarrah
   Died–December 16, 1899
   Residence–Middle Street


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 80, line 500

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Earl H. 'Spunk' CONWAY (1925-2004)

   Earl H. "Spunk" Conway, 78, of Big Brownfield, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital, with his family at his bedside. He was born Nov. 1, 1925, son of the late James and Alice Metts Conway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerome Conway Sr.; and a brother, Robert H. Conway. Spunk was a member of the Brownfield United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, retired from PennDOT after 20 years of service, a member of the Hutchinson Sportsman's Club, the AMVETS Post 103, VFW Post 47 of Uniontown, and the Amin Rod and Gun Club.

   Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Dragich Conway; these children, Mrs. Roger (Jeanie) Blaney of Brownfield, James Conway and wife, Elaine of Uniontown, Pa., Mrs. Joe (Pam) Tesauro of Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Mrs. Paul (Debbie) Cunningham of Hopwood, Pa.; ten grandchildren, Roger Blaney and wife, Jamie, Rusty Johnston and girlfriend, Danielle, Jennifer Conway, Adam Conway, Jerome Conway, Chris Cunningham, Lisa Conway, Luke Conway, Kayla Conway and Karli Conway, whom he loved dearly; great-grandchildren, Roger Blaney III, Nicholas Blaney, Paige Swaney and Brandon Blaney; and special friends, Harry, Jerry and Norm.

   Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., on Thursday, March 11, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p .m. and on Saturday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Madison Stringfellow officiating. Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Brownfield, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brownfield United Methodist Church. AMVETS Post 103 will accord military rites at graveside.


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Elizabeth CONWAY ( -1926)

ELIZABETH CONWAY

   Elizabeth Conway, aged 3 years, 2 months and 8 days, died at the Uniontown Hospital Monday afternoon, May 17, 1926, at 4 o’clock following an illness from pneumonia. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Conway of Little Brownfield, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 18, 1926, page 2, column 6

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Emily Huss CONWAY Stone  (1857-1928)

EMILY H. CONWAY

   Mrs. Emily Huss Conway, wife of the Rev. G. G. Conway, died at her home in Stewart avenue, Tuesday morning, March 13, at 11 o’clock after a week’s illness of pneumonia. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, DeWitt H. Conway of this city, a daughter, Nellie F., of Buffalo, N. Y. A daughter, Virginia preceded her in death. In addition to six grandchildren, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Gladden of Connellsville; five brothers and sisters, Mrs. P. F. Smith and the Rev. T. Milton Gladden, both of this city; Mrs. Harry Crossland and Miss Josephine Rinehart of Connellsville and James Gladden of New York. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. E. S. Hawkins, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. F. L. Fletcher of Pittsburgh. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 14, 1928, page 4, column 2


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CONWAY FUNERAL

   Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Huss Conway, wife of the Rev. G. G. Conway, Stewart avenue, were conducted in the First Methodist Protestant church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. Dr. E. S. Hawkins, pastor. Dr. Hawkins was assisted by the Rev. E. A. Fletcher, Pittsburgh; the Rev. Dr. T. W. Colhouer, Uniontown; the Rev. D. E. Minerd, Connellsville, and the Rev. Alfred Crayton, Morrisville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

   Pallbearers were Roy Wilson, R. D. Warman, Rodney D. Moster, Clyde B. Miller, all of Uniontown; Dr. William Titus, Waynesburg, and Robert McCready, Pittsburgh.

   Floral tributes were contributed by many old friends. Relatives and friends were present from Washington, Fairmont, W. Va., Pittsburgh, Fredericktown, Cleveland, Ohio, Connellsville, Waynesburg and Mount Zion. A quartet, comprised of Mrs. W. H. Hogsett, Mrs. R. H. Jeffrey, Mrs. L. W. Brownfield and Mrs. C. H. LaClair, sang “Face to Face” and “Oh, Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 16, 1928, page 17, column 1

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Rev. Frank M. CONWAY Stone  (1856-1925)

REV. F. M. CONWAY
DIES FOLLOWING
BRIEF ILLNESS

   Rev. Frank M. Conway, 68 years old, who for about five years served as pastor of the Pennsville Baptist Church, died Saturday night at his home at 201 Robbins street, from a second attack of indigestion which followed tonsillitis. He was first stricken less than a week before, on Sunday night, January 4. On Tuesday gastric trouble developed but he improved the next day and seemed better until the fatal attack set in Saturday.

   Rev. Conway had been a resident of Connellsville for 18 years. He was born at Friendsville, Md., August 8, 1856, a son of Morgan and Mary Shirer Conway. His early life was spent on a farm near Friendsville.

   Besides his widow, Rev. Conway is survived by the following sons and daughters: William and Helen of Pittsburg, Dorsey, Mrs. L. J. Custer and Frank of Connellsville and Mrs. John Hasenkopf of Uniontown. There are seven grandchildren, also the following brothers and sisters: James and Charles of Uniontown, Mrs. Isaac Leighty of Snydertown, Mrs. Charles Sanner of Uniontown, Mrs. Lewis Bradley of Greensburg, Mrs. Thomas Fike of Pittsburg, Miss Alice Conway of Los Angeles, Mrs. George Shatzer of Oakland, Md. and Mrs. Leonard Lytle, Friendsville.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 15, 1925, page 6, column 2

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James E. CONWAY ( -1956)

CONWAY, JAMES E., 78, father of Mrs. Charles E. Keibler, 371 Shelton Ave., Brownsville, died suddenly of a heart attack, May 11, 1956 at his home, 1434 Huffman Ave. Dayton, OH. He was a retired federal employee. In addition to Mrs. Keibler, he leaves two grandchildren, Mrs. Marilyn Lawson and Conway E. Keibler. Funeral will be in Dayton.


Newspaper unknown, May, 1956

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John M. CONWAY ( -1928)

   The Rev. Charles Conway, pastor of the Baptist church at Nanticoke, was in Uniontown yesterday visiting his brother, the Rev. G. G. Conway, of Stewart avenue. He was here on his way to Shinston, W. Va., where he was called by the death of his brother, the Rev. John Conway.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 14, 1928, page 16, column 4

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June M. CONWAY (1925-2002)

June M. Conway
Wheeling, W.Va.

June M. Conway, 76, of Austin Avenue, Elm Grove, Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, March 1, 2002, at the home of her sister and brother- in-law in Finksburg, Md. She was born June 18, 1925, to John and Anna Mulac Wilson of Vanderbilt. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David in 1964 and three brothers, Bill, Bob and Jack. She had been employed since 1964 by the First National Bank of Wheeling and later Wesbanco until November 1995, at which time she retired. She was the manager of the autobank in Elm Grove. She was a member of the Elm Grove United Methodist Church and was very active in church activities and the Elm Grove Womens Club and A.A.R.P. Surviving are two sisters, Jan Piern and her husband, Cap, of Finksburg, Md., Charlene Worman and her husband, Wayne, of Oroville, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Peg Wilson of Vanderbilt, and Virginia Wilson of Cohutta, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at KEPNER FUNERAL HOME, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at Elm Grove Methodist Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bryan Carpenter officiating. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Green Ridge Cemetery, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 5, 2002

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Mary CONWAY ( -1906)

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MRS. MARY CONWAY

Died at Her Brookvale Home After a
Lingering Illness

   Mrs. Mary Conway, aged 51 years, four months, and five days, wife of James Conway, died Wednesday at the family residence at Bookvale after a lingering illness. Death was due to complication of diseases. Funeral from her late residence Friday morning at 8:30. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock at the Immaculate Conception Church.

   Deceased was one of the best known and highly respected residents of Brookvale, having resided there for about twenty two years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Her husband and the following children survive her: James, Patrick, Thomas, John, Margaret, Catherine, and Anna, who reside at home.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, July 26, 1906, page 1, column 6

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Patrick J. CONWAY ( -1907)

PATRICK CONWAY DEAN
Member of Old Company D is a Victim of Dropsy

   Patrick J. Conway, aged 32 years, a member of old Company D, Tenth Regiment, died this morning at his home at Bookvale, Dunbar township, after a two months’ illness. Dropsy was the cause of his death. Notice of funeral later.

   Deceased was the son of James Conway and was born in England. He served 16 months in the Philippines. He enlisted in 1898 with the first lot of old Company D and at the time of his discharge was a Corporal. He spent the greater part of his life in Dunbar township. Deceased is survived by his father and several grown brothers and sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, September 12, 1907, page 1, column 5


MILITARY FUNERAL
Later Patrick J. Conway Will Be Buried With Honors of War

   The funeral of the late Patrick J. Conway will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence at Brookvale and from the Immaculate Conception church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Father J. T. Burns will officiate. The funeral will be a military one, in charge of Camp Walter E. Brown, Army of the Philippines, members of which are requested to turn out. Interment at St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 13, 1907, page 5, column 1


Conway Funeral

   The funeral of Patrick Conway will be held this afternoon at 1:30. Veterans of the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection will attend.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, September 15, 1907, page 3, column 4

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Roy Warner CONWAY (1927-2003)

   Roy Warner Conway, 76, of Martin, Pa., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born February 9, 1927 in Greensboro, Pa., son of Frank Conway and Mary Grosenbaugh Conway. A sister, Thelma Conway Cox, and parents preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Alice Rankin Conway; three sons: William E. Conway of Masontown, Pa., Robert W. Conway of Hibbs, Pa., and Roy Conway Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters: Denise E. Conway Adams of Perryopolis, Pa., and Patty Jo Conway of Uniontown, Pa.; 14 Grandchildren; three Great Grandchildren; two brothers: Glenn Conway of Point Marion, Pa., and Earl Conway of Clearwater, Florida; two sisters: Alta Corder of Lancaster, Pa., and Mabel Mann of Canton, Ohio. Friends will be received in the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, until 1 p.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Gary McFadden officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery.


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

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Samuel CONWAY ( -1908)

FAYETTE COUNTAIN DEAD
Samuel Conway Dies at Somerfield After Short Illness

   Death removed from Somerfield one of its most widely known and highly respected citizens, October 16, when Samuel Conway, aged 69 years, passed very peacefully away at his late home on Main street. Mr. Conway had not been well for some time, although not seriously ill. About four years ago he suffered a severe attack of pneumonia and at that time the worst was feared but recovered and since had been gradually declining in health, his last illness was of short duration taking his bed on Friday, October 9 and died Friday, October 16.

   Mr. Conway was born and reared in Fayette county, near Markleysburg, about 17 years ago and he was married to Miss Lydia Close of Markleysburg. To this union ten children were born, six of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. C. F. Sigler of Wooster, Ohio and three sons, W. B. Conway of Rockwood, J. K. Conway and F. W. Conway, both of Connellsville.

   Mr. Conway has resided in Somerfield for the past 20 years. He was a teamster but of late years had not been actively engaged owing to ill health.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 22, 1908, page 8, column 4

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Steven Eric CONWAY (1979-2010)

   Steven Eric Conway, Sr., 31 of Hibbs, Pa., died Thursday November 18, 2010 in Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgan-town, W.Va. He was born April 29, 1979 in Uniontown, Pa. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather Roy W. Conway. Steven was employed at Stahls Hotronics in Masontown, Pa. and attended the Little Brownfield Free Methodist Church. His children were the loves and joy of his life. Steven loved riding his quad with his brother Robert. He will be greatly missed by his loving parents, children, fiancé and other family members and friends. Surviving are his parents, Robert W. Conway and Debra Ferland Conway; five children, Steven, Jr., Tatem, Gabrielle, Anikan and Annalece Conway; his fiancé, Kristinna Krepps of Masontown, Pa.; his brother Robert Conway, Jr. and wife Shauna of Masontown, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Alice L. Conway of Martin, Pa. and maternal grandmother, Pauline Ferland of Fairchance, Pa. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. Uniontown, Pa. today from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Charles O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.


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Velma Wilson CONWAY ( -1931)

VELMA WILSON CONWAY

   Mrs. Velma Wilson Conway, aged 22 years, of Clyde, died Monday afternoon, June 1, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital following an illness extending over the last three weeks.

   She is survived by her husband, Robert Conway and one son, Robert, Jr. Her mother, Mrs. Joseph Whiteman, of McKeesport and three sisters, Mrs. George Fuehrer, Jr., of Connellsville and Misses Virginia and Geraldine Wilson, both of McKeesport, also survive.

   Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mr. Conway’s parents, at Mt. Braddock, Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock in charge of Rev. W. H. Hamilton, of Dunbar. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 3, 1931, page 13, column 2

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[—] CONWELL died in 1871. His (or her) obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

CONWELL—Of Luzerne township at an advanced age.
(No first name given.)
Genius of Liberty. Jan. 5, 1871.


Emily CONWELL ( -1906)

   Death notice for Emily Conwell appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 10 & 14, 1906. 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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Rev. John CONWELL died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

CONWELL,
Rev. John Conwell was born in Fayette county, Pa., April 10th 1818 and died in Palatine, W. Va., September 26th, 1900.  Brother Conwell was converted when a young man at "Old Martin's Church" in Monongalia county, Va., and in due time was baptized and received into the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He soon felt that God was calling him to the Christian ministry.  He entered the West Virginia Conference in 1849, and was ordained a deacon in 1852, and took a certificate of location in 1853.  He was readmitted in 1870 and was ordained an Elder in 1871 by Bishop Clark, after which time he was assigned to the following pastoral charges in the order named: Buckhannon circuit, Philippi, Upshur, Frenchton, Palatine, Arnettsville, Worthington, Quiet Dell, Worthington, second term.  In 1889 he asked for, and received a superannuate relation, which he held until his death.  During the years of his superannuation he always sustained a friendly relation with his pastors.  They found in him a helpful friend, and he in return received their affection. His memory will be long cherished by those who knew him best.
The funeral services were in charge of his pastor, and the following ex-pastors gave short addresses.  Rev. F. H. J. King, Rev. H. B. Bowden, Rev. Geo. C. Shaw.  Borne by his ministerial brethren his body was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery.  We bespeak the prayers of the church for his bereaved daughter, Amanda, who alone remains to mourn her loss.
"Servant of God, well done."
J. Engle.
Official Minutes of the West Virginia Conference of the Methodsit Episcopal Church,
Clarksburg, September 26, 1900.


Augusta COOK ( -1932)

Mrs. Cook's Funeral
Wednesday Afternoon

   After a lingering illness of complications, Mrs. Augusta Cook, 60 years of age, died Monday morning at the family residence on the Hatfield Road. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran church. In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, William C. Cook, of Uniontown; Mrs. J. D. Slinner, of South Brownsville; Mrs. Gus Gerard and Alfred Cook, both at home, together with one grandchild, also at home. Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. H. Will will be conducted in the family residence Wednesday afternoon.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 6, 1932, page 6, column 1

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Annagrace Eileen Molnar COOK (1919-2006)

Annagrace Eileen Cook
Erie, Pa.

Annagrace Eileen Molnar Cook died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge in Erie, Pa., after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 8, 1919, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Barlick Molnar, of Leisenring. She graduated in 1936 from Dunbar Township High School. She began teaching at Trotter Elementary School in Connellsville in 1938, after receiving her teaching certificate from California State Teachers College. She moved to Erie when she married Arthur H. Cook in June 1942. She began teaching in the City of Erie Public School District in fall 1958, completed her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Villa Maria College in May 1961, and earned her master's degree in education from Gannon University in May 1976. She spent most of her teaching years at Jefferson Elementary School in Erie. She retired from teaching in December 1987, after 30 years of service. Annagrace is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arthur H. Cook, who also resides at St. Mary's Asbury Ridge; a sister, Catherine Molnar, of Leisenring; a son, Gary and his wife, Deborah, and a granddaughter, Leslie, all of Midlothian, Va.; another son, Kevin and his wife, Julie, of Annandale, Va. Visitation for family and friends was held Nov. 24 at the FRANCIS V. KLOECKER FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Mass in the chapel at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge Nov. 25. Internment of the cremains will occur at the North East Cemetery in North East, Pa., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cathedral Preparatory School, 225 W. 9th St., Erie, PA 16501, or St. Vincent de Paul Church, 459 Branch Road, Dunbar, PA 15431.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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Barry L. COOK (1937-2008)

   Barry L. Cook, 70, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born December 19, 1937, in Allison, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Virginia Irene Cook. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Cook, in 1992, and his stepfather, Louis Gordon. Barry served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, in Brownsville, Brownsville Lodge No. 60 F&AM, Monesson Chapter 205 OES and various other Masonic organizations. He also was a member of the Brownsville Fire Company No. 1 and served as the treasurer for over 20 years. He was a devoted public servant serving as the Mayor of Brownsville, and Brownsville Borough Council. In his free time he was an avid golfer. He will be sadly missed by his companion, Madeline Kisner, three children: R. Barry Cook and wife, Kristin, of Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pa., Chris Cook, of Brownsville, Pa., and Beth Cook, of Brownsville, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, April 4, 2008, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Janice McClay, officiating. Interment will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Brownsville Lodge No. 60 F&AM will hold Masonic Services Thursday in the Funeral Home at 7:30 pm. To sign the online guest book or to record a personal condolence, please log on to www.novakfuneralhome.net .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 2, 2008

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Charles B. COOK died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Charles B. COOK, aged 79, prominent Uniontown resident, and active in the German Beneficial Union, died at 12:23 Sunday morning, February 6, 1938 at the home in O'Connell Avenue(Uniontown, Pa.), after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He was a member of the First M.P. Church and G.B. Union District # 5(?).  

Mr. COOK was born in Germany, and took up contracting work after coming to this country as a young man. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara Cook and the following children: Freda Chambers, of Leith, Pa.; C.W., of Continental #3, Pa.; George, of Youngstown, Pa.; Amelia Paschke, of Colonial #3, Pa.; Rose Ens, of York Run, Pa.; Johanna Boord, of Royal, Pa.; Mary Lindsey, Minnie, Helen, Clara, and Myrtle, all at home; twenty-two grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Sophia Tradup, of Cleveland, Ohio; Elizabeth Lape, of Detroit, Michigan; Freda Schwenzfeler, of Uniontown, Pa.; Augusta REHARD, of Masontown, Pa.; Theda and Martha COOK, both of Uniontown, Pa., and Charles, of Carnegie, Pa. A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon in the First M.P. Church, in charge of Rev. W.M. DOUGLASS. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. The body will be removed by the A.D. Ferguson Mortuary to the church at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and friends will be received until time of the funeral rites.


Dorothy Woodward COOK (1917-2005)

   Dorothy Woodward Cook, age 88, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in the Marquis House. She was born in 1917, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Gertrude Hayden Woodward. Dorothy was a member of Brownfield United Methodist Church and a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1936. Dorothy was a former Sunday School Teacher at White Rock Methodist Church, a leader of Girl Scout Troop 2 of Rosedale, a member of Rebekah Lodge 103, the Circle Club, the Flower Bowling League and the Uniontown Hospital Volunteer for 17 years. She is survived by her husband, Walter H. Cook, son Barry and wife, Twila, formerly Twila Prayor of Fairchance, Pa., now living in Seneca, S.C.; two grandsons, Brian D. and wife, Mindy of Houston, Texas, and Eric J. of Dallas, Texas; two great grandsons: Evan and Connor, sons of Brian and Mindy. Several nephews and nieces also survive her; Ronald Miller, Harold Miller, Billy Maust, Matilda Miller, June Johnson, Joyce Rodehaver, Gertrude Myers, Arlene Hoyle, Betty Wierman, Waneta Havanis, Doris Braham and Tillie Miller. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service with the Rev. Randy Costolo officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, August 12, 2005

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Emma COOK died in 1869. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Cook-In Frederick City, Maryland at the residence of Mr. George Gilbert, in East South street, on Monday, the 20th ult., Mrs. Emma Cook, aged 21 years and 15 months, wife of Mr. Frank M. Cook, of Uniontown, Fayette county, Pennsylvania.
Her remains were interred in Mt. Olivet Cemetery last, Wednesday morning, attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The Rev. B.C. Flowers improved the occasion by a very feeling address. The deceased was a native of Frederick City, daughter of the late Jesse Landis. Her disease was a deep-seated consumption, which she bore with christian fortitude, passing away with a brief struggle.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Sept. 9, 1869.


Francis Louis COOK died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

TMH- 2/22/1938- Cook Services- Funeral services for Francis Louis COOK, aged 86, retired fish merchant in Uniontown, Pa., where he conducted business for 35 years, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, where friends are being received. Rev. James C. CLARK, pastor of the Second
Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Park PlaceCemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
 
Mr. COOK was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church.Pallbeareres will be Judge J.W. DAWSON and J.B. ADAMS, elders; L.A. HINERMAN and Clyde FIKE, trustees; and Herbert WATSON and James DAWSON of the John Knox Class, of which he was not a member. Mr. COOK died Sunday night, February 20, 1938, in the UniontownHospital after an illness of pneumonia.
 
TMH- 2/23/1938- Cook Services- Funeral Rites for Francis Louis COOK, retired Uniontown fish merchant, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the chapel of J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. Rev. James C. CLARK, pastor of theSecond Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in ParkPlace Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.Active pallbearers will be Judge J.W. DAWSON, J.B. ADAMS, L.A.HINERMAN, Clyde FIKE, Herbert WATSON, and James DAWSON.


Gerald B. COOK, I ( -2002)

   Gerald B. Cook, I, sadly departed this earthly life on Oct. 19, 2002, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Janet B. Cook Burney and Corey Ray. He was also predeceased by two stepfathers, George H. Cook and the Rev. Henry H. Burney. Surviving are his sister, Gehovanna Morris and husband, Erik of Uniontown; a father figure, Uncle Cecil Walters of Buffington, Pa.; the following children, Gerald B. Cook II of Hagerstown, Md., Vaughn M. Cook of McCalla, Ala., and Ke'Andre J. Cook and a stepdaughter, Dominique Settle of Uniontown; special nephews, Kishaun Cook, Kerik Morris, Vaughn Gaines and Antwon Cox; and a niece, Ashley Copeland of Uniontown; a best friend, Vaughn Gaines Sr.; and many other close friends and relatives. Gerry was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, from 5 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Clyde Morris and the Rev. Alfred Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem, Pa.


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Harry COOK died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Harry Cook, aged 83 years, died Thursday evening, April 15, 1937, in Braddock hospital, following an illness of complications incident to advanced years.  For 40 years he was employed by the Dunbar Furnace Company.
Surviving are:  a daughter, Mrs. George May, widow of Attorney H. C. or G. May, of Connellsville, and two ???
(balance of obit is missing)


Johannah M. Laub COOK (1914-2003)

   Johannah M. (Laub) Cook, 88, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in the Beverly Health Care Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Mt. Sterling, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry and Lena (Slopnicker) Laub. In addition to her parents, Johannah was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred H. Cook Sr.; and two brothers, Henrich and Arthur Laub. Johannah was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also a member of The Circle Club and The Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club. She also enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her children: Alfred H. Cook Jr., and wife Marsha of Beaver, W.Va., Nancy Frost of Grindstone, Pa., and Richard Cook and wife, Diana of Hopwood, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Darrell Frost of Republic, Pa., Debra Coddington of Fredricksburg, Va., Darren Frost of Stafford, Va., Melissa Cook and Christina Cook, both of Hopwood, Alfred H. Cook III and Gina Faddis; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Paul N. Frank officiating, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 5, 2003

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John D. COOK died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Overcome by the intense heat as he sat on a stool milking a cow 500 yards from his home on the New Salem road, John D. Cook, 63, well known man of that section, was found dead Saturday evening.  Previously he had suffered heart attacks but the heat is believed to have hastened his death.
As had been his custom, Mr. Cook walked to the pasture field about 6 ???
Charles Blake, a neighbor, was the first to reach the scene where the aged man had been milking.  Apparently he had fallen off the milking stool in such a way as to overturn the bucket which contained a little milk.
Members of the family believed that Mr. Cook had nearly completed the milking when he was overcome.  Death is believed to have been instant.
Mr. Cook was born in Allegheny county on November 29, 1873.  On September 2, 1903 he was united in marriage to Emma Frankhouser, who together with the following children, survives him:  Mrs. Wilbur D., of Waynesboro; Mrs. Katherine D., of East Millsboro; Mrs. Margaret Holland of New Salem and Joseph, Earl and Helen all at home.  Six grandchildren also survive.  Mr. Cook was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran church of Uniontown until his recent illness.  He also was a member of Menallen Grange No. 1091.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at  2 o'clock in Sandy Hill church with Rev. H. H. Will officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery. Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers.
(A sentence is missing where two parts of the obit were joined)
(newspaper dated July 24, 1934)


Jordan Matthew COOK ( -2008)

   Jordan Matthew Cook, the newborn son of Jason D. Cook, Sr., and Tina Marie Hice, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Family will receive friends in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this morning (Monday, January 7, 2008) from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., when a Funeral Service will be held. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.


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Joseph COOK ( -1903)

SEVENTY PERSONS KILLED IN DUQUESNE LIMITED WRECK
PASSENGERS SCALDED TO DEATH
IN A CROWDED SMOKING CAR.

Big Atlantic Type Engine Struck Pile of
Lumber and Terrible Disaster
Followed at Laurel Run.

THE DEAD AND INJURED ARE BROUGHT HERE.

Two Well Known Young Connellsville Men and Father C. E.
Feinello of Italian Catholic Church Among the Dead.
Pitiful Scenes at the Wreck and on the Relief Train
Coming Up to Connellsville.

The Dead and Injured.

DEAD. Charles Langford, Wilmerding, Pa.
The list of dead, as identified at the J. Edgerly, Butler, Pa.
  morgues of J. E. Sims, J. S. Stader Richard D. Ducett, Baltimore, Md.
  and Morris & Co. at 2 o’clock this Charles M. Grey, Baltimore, Md.
  afternoon are as follows: J. Twilly, Brooklyn, N. Y.
C. A. Wilson, Connellsville, Pa., Herbert Homes, Emelton, Pa.
  identified this morning. C. L. Heater, Assistant Division
Leo Wubbeler, Beaver Falls, Pa.   Engineer, Hazelwood, Pa.
Prospera Francesko, Allegheny A. G. Protzman, residence unknown.
James W. Coakley, Rochester, Pa. Gesso, an Italian.
M. Myerowitch, Johnstown, Pa. Unknown Chinaman
T. J. Farman, Philadelphia, Pa. Jesse Hines, Tarbora, N. C.
Walter Stewart, Camden, N. J. F. B. Nolker, Eldridge, Md.
Geo. F. Rhein, Baltimore, Md. Chas. M. Wagner, Berkeley Springs,
John K. Powers, Cumberland, Md.   W. Va.
M. K. Smith, E. S. Goldsmith and John H. Willis, Pittsburg, Pa.
C. A. Feinnello, Connellsville. Charles K. Stendorf, residence
W. A. Gaed, Agent C. V. R. R.,   unknown.
  Martinsburg, W. Va. Charles M. Zepler, Philadelphia, Pa.
Harold B. Morrison, 131 Flowers W. A. Kalp, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.
  street, Pittsburg. S. S. Roush, B & O employee
J. Wade Shupe, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Alfred C. Bannard, Pittsburg, Pa.
G. J. Winkler, a member of the fire J. W. Martin, Hancock, Md.
  department, Westmont, Pa. John Adams, Addison, N. J.
William Sheedy, Patterson Creek, John Simon, Hungarian, New York.
  W. Va. Unknown Slav.
Carmine M. Mitchell, Rochester, Pa. J. W. Keczner, Cumberland, Md.
Joseph Grey, Brooklyn, N. Y. James Fox, residence unknown.
E. Reynolds, York, Pa. Joseph ------, residence unknown
S. E. Good, McKeesport, Pa. Fifteen dead still unidentified
Joseph Shelhaus, Rochester, Pa.
J. W. Ketzner, Cumberland, Md. INJURED.
G. W. Biser, Berkeley Springs, Edward Keffer, Somerset, Pa.;
  W. Va.   fatally.
B. Murray, Pittsburg, aged 12 years. Harry Devlin, Connellsville and
Joseph Cook, fireman, Glenwood, Pa. Cumberland; serious.
Louis Helgroth, conductor, John Brownlee, North Braddock;
 Cumberland, Md.   slight; left for New York last night.
William Thornley, engineer, Thomas Dom, baggagemaster; head
  Glenwood, Pa.   cut; went to home in Pittsburg.

   The most appalling disaster in the history of the Pittsburg Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad occurred at Laurel run, two miles west of Dawson, last evening. Sixty-eight passengers and three trainmen were killed in a mad plunge of the Duquesne Limited on a sharp reverse curve, caused by some heavy timbers falling from a west-bound freight train to the east-bound track, along which the Limited was speeding at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Forty-three passengers met instant death or were cooked by hissing steam escaping from engine No. 1465. Five passengers died on the relief train between the scene of the wreck and the Connellsville station. Eight passengers and Conductor Helgroth died at the hospital. The scenes

Harrowing Scenes.

at the wreck were harrowing. Half a hundred passengers, most of them English speaking, were literally cooked alive in the smoking car. A second disaster was averted by the presence of mind of Conductor Helgroth, fatally burned at the time, Conductor Edward Baker, who was dead-heading over to Cumberland on the Duquesne, and Baggagemaster Thomas Dom. They rushed up the track the instant the wrecked train had come to a standstill and with matches flagged train No. 49, which was stopped by Engineer Mose Johnston only within half a car length of the wreck. Helgroth fell fainting alongside the track after No. 49 was stopped and died at the hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. Dom was bleeding from a wound eight or ten inches long on the head and suffering from internal injuries when he realized the danger of a second disaster after his car had toppled over almost into the Yough river and ran up the track with Helgroth and Baker. The latte was riding in the rear of the train and was not injured.

   Engineer William Thornley, a veteran at the throttle, had the big Atlantic No. 1465 doing 50 miles an hour or better on one of the best stretches of running ground on the Pittsburg Division when the accident happened. Fireman Joseph Cook, just a week off the Wheeling Division, was on the other side of the cab. The train was

Running Fifty Miles an Hour.

made up of eight cars, two Pullmans, a dining car, in charge of Conductor F. R. Nichols, three day coaches, a regulation baggage and a sealed express car. Some distance below Laurel run the Duquesne passed the west-bound freight. Thornley hadn’t started to slow down for Dawson; in fact he had his throttle wide open approaching the reverse curve just at the Laurel run bridge. While the curve is a sharp one, the track and roadbed are good at that point and passenger engineers bent on making their schedule do not shut off when taking the curve. There was not an instant’s warning that death was at hand for half a hundred passengers. Before Thornley had time to push back his throttle a notch the mighty Atlantic plunged from the track after striking several 60-foot timbers which had fallen over from the west-bound track. The engine passed over the obstruction, but the ends tilted and caught the tender, throwing it high into the air aver the top of the engine and nearly 100 yards up the track, where it landed sideways, blocking both tracks. The ponderous engine plunged in between the two tracks for a short distance and then caromed over on its side to the right. The sealed express car went clear down to the river, ploughing to the right. The baggage car telescoped the engine and landed down over the bank clear of the tracks. The first day coach followed the baggage, but the momentum of the train by this time was losing force and instead of telescoping the engine the coach veered off the right.

   Fireman Cook had the hand of the steam gauge around to the 200 mark. As the smoker, crowded to the full capacity of every seat, ripped along the side of the big passenger engine the steam dome caught it just at the window height. Wrecked and battered open as it was, every ounce of steam from the engine poured forth its hissing messenger of death. From end to end the scalding cloud shot across the interior of the car. Not a single passenger escaped the deadly summons to another world. One inhalation was fatal. Every one of the dead passengers is burned. Some of them are scalded from head to foot. The skin

Dead Awfully Distorted

came off with their clothes at the morgues in town last night and this morning as the undertakers and their assistants prepared the bodies for burial. The features of the dead were terribly and horribly distorted in many instances. Death came quickly, but its agony evidently was intense. Not a soul escaped from the smoking car. Those who were not killed outright were rescued within a few minutes by passengers from the Pullman cars and the other day coaches which followed the smoker. All of the cars were derailed, but they did not leave the road bed. The tracks were torn up for over a train length and the big timbers responsible for all the damage were splintered into hundreds of pieces and imbedded and tangled in the under mechanism of the cars. In the front portion of the coach immediately following the ill-fated smoker several passengers were killed. One of these was not taken out of the wreck until after daylight this morning. He was Chas. Zepler, who was pinned in by the wreckage close to the roof of the car. He had left his wife and son but a few minutes before the accident, going forward from the day coach to take a smoke. He hardly had time to get to the forward end of the smoking car until the crash came. Mrs. Zepler and her little son came to Connellsville last night, the former hoping against hope that her husband would turn up safe. The recovery of his body was broken to her as gently as possible and today she will accompany the remains to their home in Philadelphia. Another passenger, who stood close to the door of the second coach and the smoker was caught between the bumpers as the two cars crashed together. For 30 minutes he sat with feet dangling down between the bumpers, but held in the death grip about the waist until death relieved his sufferings. To Arthur May, an express messenger on No. 49, this passenger begged piteously either to be released or killed outright. No one could give relief, and strong hearts turned away and wept as the unfortunate man’s life passed away in violent convulsions, irantically pleading with God for mercy and the chance to see his family once more.

No Survivors.

   There is not a survivor of the smoking car able to tell the experiences of the few seconds during which the car was filled with steam. Two of the survivors, Edward Devlin and John Brownlee, at the Cottage hospital, may recover. All the balance will die, Dr. T. H. White said to a Courier reporter today.

   Edison Goldsmith was sitting about the middle of the smoking car. Shortly after leaving Pittsburg he was invited back into the dining car by Andrew Hans of Connellsville to have dinner on the way up. He declined the invitation, remarking that his upper would be waiting at home and he didn’t want to disappoint his mother.

   M. K. Smith, Division Operator of the Connellsville Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was riding well up in the smoking car or the front end of the coach next the smoker, his exact place on the train being unknown. It was not until 5 o’clock this morning that Smith was identified. He had been in Pittsburg Wednesday on railroad business and Mrs. Smith expected him home by 8 o’clock. She was assured by friends that he was not on the train and that he was detained at work by the wreck. None of Mr. Smith’s friends were aware that he was among the dead until his body was taken in charge at Morris & Company’s morgue. There papers on his person gave the startling information that he was among the victims. Friends then made a closer examination and readily identified him. At 8 o’clock, Mrs. Smith was waiting for her husband to drop in for breakfast when the news of his death was broken to her.

   J. Wade Shupe, a prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, was not identified until about 8 o’clock this morning. Friends came for the remains this afternoon. Mr. Shupe was married and was a son of O. P. Shupe, the well-known flour mill man and capitalist.

Passengers to the Rescue.

   The passengers on the Pullman cars were not shaken up much. The dining car was well filled at the time the engine jumped the track. Conductor Nichol was hurled headlong down the aisle and dishes were scattered in all directions. A. D. Soisson and wife and W. H. Marietta and Andrew Haas were in the dining car. They were not injured. Mr. Haas and Marietta were among the first to rescue the dead and injured from the smoking car. Once or twice the wrecked cars were threatened with fire, but the flames were quickly checked. The wreck crew worked clearing up the tracks all night and had them open this morning.

   As fast as the bodies were recovered from the smoking car they were laid side by side on a high bank above the railroad. Some of them were covered with handkerchiefs, etc., while other stared in awful hideousness under the glare of many torch lights. Steam blistered the tongues and lips of the victims to an awful size and they protruded in a sickening manner. Fireman Cook was found clear of his engine. Engineer Thornley was under the wheels of the smoking car. The top of his head was crushed in. Otherwise he was not much marked or burned.

The Dead Trainmen.

   William Thornley, the engineer who lost his life in the wreck of the Duquesne Limited last night, was one of the best known men in the railroad service about Pittsburg. Mr. Thornley was first engaged in the B & O service as engineer of September 15, 1882, when he began running as freight engineman from Pittsburg on the local division to Connellsville. He knew every inch of the road, and was regarded form his first week of service as one of the most careful men in the service. He followed his freight work several years and then was assigned to passenger runs on local trains, then to through runs. When the Duquesne Limited was instituted by the B & O between four and five years ago, just after the reorganization was begun, one of the enginemen selected for the responsibility of seeing that the train was run on schedule time was Thornley. He had served continuously since in this service.

   Mr. Thornley’s home is at 4905 Lytle street, Hazelwood. He was 52 years old and leaves a wife, one son and three daughters. For a number of hears he lived in Connellsville.

   Fireman Cook was recently married and has been connected with the B & O since 1900, when he came from Baldwin, Tenn. He was also regarded as a first-class man in the service, this accounting for his promotion form a minor passenger run to the place with Thornley on the limited engines about a week ago. He was a member of Iron City Lodge No. 18, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.

   Conductor Helgroth was a popular passenger man. He ran extra on the through runs and had a wide acquaintance among the patrons of the B & O. He is married and leaves a wife and family at Cumberland.

   Baggagemaster Thomas Dom for a number of years made his home in Connellsville, having runs out of here. He is not dangerously hurt. He is at the Cottage hospital. Dom lives in Pittsburg and has a wife and several children.

Arrival of the Dead

   After the arrival of the relief train and the disposition of the dead and injured the crowd at the depot waited for the arrival of the morgue train. Forty-three bodies were unloaded from the train and taken to City Hall, which Burgess C. W. Patterson had thrown open. Prisoners were released from the cells to make room for the corpses. From City Hall, Undertakers Morris & Co., J. E. Sims and J. L. Stader took charge of all the bodies they could handle. Thirty-seven bodies are at Sims’ morgue, 15 at Morris & Co.’s and 16 at Straders’. All the nearby undertakers were telephoned for and came to lend their assistance in the work of cleaning up the bodies. It was a hard, long task, but under the circumstances it was very well handled.

   Today the town is in a state of intense excitement. The morgues are crowded with visitors, viewing the unidentified dead. Rumors of identifications are rampant on the streets, each new name added to the list bringing with it a new aftermath of heart-rending sorrow. Early this morning, people from all over the country flocked into town, uncertain regarding the safety of their friends known to be in Pittsburg yesterday. In spite of a drizzling rain great crowds are about the morgues, some morbidly inclined, others searching for news of missing friends. S. E. Good of McKeesport, one of the dead, was on his way to New York where he was to be married tomorrow. His brothers identified his remains this morning.

Article continues with the history of the Duquesne Limited.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, December 30, 1903, page 8, column 4

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Maria Hazen COOK (1848-1932)

MRS. MARIA HAZEN COOK

   Mrs. Maria Hazen Cook, widow of R. P. Cook, who preceded her in death just 24 years and one day, died at her home at Tippecanoe on Thursday, February 4, at 10 o’clock a.m. Mrs. Cook was born October 1, 1848. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. May Reed of Uniontown and one son, Clayton J. Cook of Tippecanoe, and two grandsons, Playford and James Reed. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ghrist and Mrs. Belle Murphy of Grindstone, and one brother, Robert L. Wolf of Star Junction, also are left. Funeral services will be held at the Fairview church on Sunday, February 7, at 2 o’clock.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, February 5, 1932, page 2, column 1

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Mary COOK died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MARY COOK
Mrs. Mary Cook, widow of Thomas Cook, died at 1:30 p. m., Tuesday, March 3, 1931, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Michael Ritz, of Jacobs Creek. She was 55 years of age and was born in Dublin, Ireland. After coming to America and prior to taking up her residence with Mrs. Ritz, she resided at Leisenring No. One.
Besides Mrs. Ritz the following children also survive: Thomas and Michael Cook, Mrs. Anna Coffman.
(handwritten: March 7, 1931)


Mary Ellen COOK (1934-2008)

   Mary Ellen Cook, who was born on January 6, 1934, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, in La Verne. She had worked for Hycon Manufacturing Company, HTL Industries, and in 1999 she retired from the Valley Light Industries. Surviving are her daughter, Georgia McCaffrey, of Glendora, California; a son, David Cook, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; a brother, James Miller, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; sister, Dory Miller, of Victorville, California; and five grandchildren: Michael McCaffrey, Elizabeth McCaffrey, Ryan Cook, Halie Cook, and Brandy Cook. A Tribute to Her Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., where visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The Rev. Roger Howard will officiate.


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Patrick J. COOK ( -1918)

PATRICK COOK, KILLED AT
MARNE, SON OF THOMAS COOK

   Corporal Patrick J. Cook, a member of Company D, 110th Regiment, who was killed in action in France, July 28, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook of Shamrock, formerly well known residents of Leisenring No. 1. The young soldier was born in Leisenring and lived there until he was about 10 years old. Later the family located elsewhere and removed to Leisenring when Patrick Cook was a young man. The family lived at Leisenring when he enlisted in military service.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 13, 1918, page 2, column 3


HEAVY TOLL IS EXACTED OF COMPANIES D AND E IN AISNE-MARNE
BATTLE; OTHER COMMANDS ALSO SUFFER; U-BOATS VERY ACTIVE

NINE OF CONNELLSVILLE
COMMAND ARE KILLED IN ACTION; CO. E LOSES THREE

Everson Boy Formerly of 110th Regimental Band Listed as Among Those Dying in Action; Seven of Company Care Reported as Being Wounded Severely.
LOSSES SUSTAINED ON JULY 30 AND AUGUST 1

   Sixteen members of Company D, three of Company E, one of the 110th Regimental band, and several members of Company I fell in battle on the Aisne-Marne front the latter part of July and August 1, according to telegrams which were sent out yesterday by the War Department to towns affected by the fighting.

   Other towns represented by members of the old “Fighting Tenth” felt the hand of war laid heavily upon them.

   The casualties in Company D as reported during the day were:
KILLED IN ACTION:
  SERGEANT MILTON L. BISHOP, CONNELLSVILLE
  CORPORAL HOWARD SECHRIST, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE FRANCIS L. ERB, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE CHARLES F. GRAHAM, CONNELLSVILLE
  CORPORAL CLIFFORD SHAFFER, SHAMROCK
  CORPORAL PATRICK J. COOK, NEW SALEM
  GEORGE R. RANKIN, FAIRBANKS
  RAYMOND RENNINGER, UNIONTOWN
  ROBERT P. WILSON, OLIVER
SEVERELY WOUNDED
  SERGEANT WILBERT M. STILLWAGON, CONNELLSVILLE
  PRIVATE ELMER CAMPER, CONNELLSVILLE
  CHARLES AUGUSTINE, UNIONTOWN
  JAMES SKILES, UNIONTOWN
  JOSEPHUS C. BAER, MASONTOWN
  HERBERT WEIR, COOLSPRING
  TONY CAVALCANTE, EDENBORN

Article begins and continues concerning other soldiers mentioned.

   Patrick J. Cook, the first member of Company D, reported killed in action, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook, who recently moved from Leisenring No. 1 to New Salem. His name was reported last Saturday, the first of Company D.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, August 14, 1918, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 2, column 3

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Rachel COOK ( -1868)

Died

  COOK— February 9, 1868, Miss RACHEL COOK, daughter of Henry Cook, Esq., Franklin township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania. She suffered long and patiently. Her words were: “I am willing to submit to the Lord’s will: I wait his time.” She smiled to hear the summons; and sped away to wear a “crown of life.”

In that bright throng above, a choir of angels gives
The joyful news to earth and heaven—“She lives.”
“Weep not,” says he who wept, “that dust shall rise;
She only sleeps; she’ll rise above the skies.”


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 26, 1868, Vol. I, No. 12, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Theodore W. COOK ( -1945)

COOK, THEODORE W., aged 78 years, died in his home, Hatfield Lane, South Union Township, Sunday, April 22, 1945, at 3:30 a.m. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and German Beneficial Union. Surviving are two sons, William C. and Alfred H. Cook, of Uniontown; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Gerard, at home: four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Fox, of Uniontown and Mrs. Sophia Tradup, of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends are being received in the family home where services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. H. Will of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery under the direction of A. D. Ferguson, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 23, 1945, page 2, column 1

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Walter H. COOK (1916-2005)

   Walter H. Cook, 89, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 2, 1916, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the now late George G. and Hedwig Kinetz Cook. In addition to his parents, his wife, Dorothy W. Cook, brothers, Albert, Harry and Ernest; and sisters, Martha Cook and Elizabeth Miller, preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Barry and wife, Twila, formerly Twila Pryor of Fairchance, Pa., now living in Seneca, S.C.; two grandsons, Brian D. and wife, Mindi of Houston, Texas, and Eric J. of Dallas, Texas; two great-grandsons, Evan and Connor, sons of Brian and Mindi; and several nephews and nieces. Walter was a graduate of South Union High School Class of 1935, and was then employed by Richmond Radiator of Uniontown, U.S. Steel Bridgeport Mine of Brownsville, Kalamazoo Stove and Furnace Company, and finally with his own business, "Cook Heating Company", until his retirement in 1981. He, along with his wife, were members of the Circle Club of Uniontown, and Brownfield United Methodist Church, where he served as Treasurer for a number of years. He was a former member of White Rock Methodist Church, where he served in the Boy Scout Troop, building maintenance and as Treasurer.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, August 27, 2005

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Walter R. COOK (1900-1943)

WALTER R. COOK

   Walter R. Cook, 42, of Baltimore, Md., died at his home Saturday morning, following a short illness of pneumonia. He was born at Peal, Pa., February 28, 1900, a son of the late Adant and Belle Williams Cook. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 years and served during World War I. He had been employed in the Baltimore ship building yards. Surviving are three brothers, B. S. Cook of Connellsville; A. M. Cook of Detroit and George Cook of Grassflat. The body is being removed to the C. A. McCormick Funeral Home, Connellsville, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Howard W. Jamison of the Central Methodist Church of Connellsville will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenridge Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 9, 1943, page 3, column 6

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Wanetta Hedwig COOK ( -1960)

COOK, MRS. WANETTA HEDWIG— Aged 83 years, of 21 O'Connell Avenue, a former resident of Rosedale, died at her residence at 11:05 P.M., Friday, November 25, 1960. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller with whom she lived and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace Cook of Uniontown; two sons, Ernest A. Cook of Arlington, VA; and Walter H of Uniontown; three grandchildren; one sister residing in Germany. A son Harry Cook preceded her in death in 1957. Mrs. Cook was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today and on Sunday 3 to 5 & 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home, Monday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. G. C. Waldkoening officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 26, 1960, page 13, column 8

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Alice Barnes COOLEY ( -1963)

Newspaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

COOLEY, MRS. ALICE BARNES— Aged 69, 12 N. Main St., Fairchance, died in her residence, Wednesday, February 20, 1963 at 2 a.m. She is survived by her husband, John W. Cooley and these children, Robert E. and Dorothy Walls at home; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Kissinger, Shoaf. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary of the Alfred Wilson Memorial Post 7219; Rebekah Lodge, Brownfield; Fayette Auxiliary of Barracks 278, World War II. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 until Saturday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. H. L. Humbert will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The Auxiliary of the Alfred Wilson Memorial post will meet in the funeral home Friday evening at 7 for ritual service.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 21, 1963, page 25, column 7

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Andrew B. COOLEY died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

COOLEY, ANDREW B.

Believed to have succumbed to the fumes of a small gas fire which he had lighted before lying down on a bed Saturday evening, Andrew B. COOLEY, aged 39 years, 11 months and 17 days of Fairchance, was found dead Sunday morning, October 9, 1927, at 5 o’clock in his room in a boarding house in Parkersburg, W. Va., where he had been working as a mechanic in a glass factory.

Mr. Cooley was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooley of Fairchance and in addition to his parents, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora COOLEY of Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Arnold HUMPHREYS of Wynn, Mrs. Fred WILSON of Uniontown and Mildred, at home, and one son, Andrew B. Jr. at home.  Six brothers Elmer, Herbert and Homer, all of Fairchance, Edward of Point Marion, Ira of Apollo, and John at home, together with two sisters, Mrs. William BAILEY and Mrs. Harry Hughes of Fairchance,  also survive.

The body was brought to the parents home in Fairchance, Monday night.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Presbyterian church of Fairchance, with the Rev. Mr. Hood officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. H. Junk of Parkersburg.  Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.  
DNS   Tues. 10-11-1927 


Catherine Ellen COOLEY ( -1917)

CATHERINE E. COOLEY

   Catherine Ellen Cooley, seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy B. Cooley, died yesterday at noon at the family residence in Lower Tyrone township. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Cochran Memorial Methodist Church at Dawson, with Rev. H. A. Baum, the pastor, officiating. Interment in Dickerson Run cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 3, 1917, page 2, column 5

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Cornelia Virginia COOLEY ( -1946)

MRS. SAMUEL COOLEY

Mrs. Cornelia Virginia Cooley, 72, died Friday evening at her home at Fairchance. She leaves her husband, Samuel; four sons, four daughters, 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 9, 1946, page 2, column 3

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Effie Daugherty Moats COOLEY (1900-1997)

   Effie Daugherty Moats Cooley, 96, of Smithfield R.D. 3, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 27, 1997, in Brownsville General Hospital. Effie was born October 17, 1900, in Georges Township, Pa., daughter of Homer James Daugherty and Annie Wilkinson Daugherty. Earlier in her life she was a clerk at the Union Supply Company Store in York Run for many years. Effie was the last surviving charter member of First Baptist Church of Fairchance, member of B.L.W. Sunday School Class, and member of the former Daughter of the American Revolution Fort Gaddis Chapter. She was predeceased by Doris Honsaker Brown, also her first husband, James Daniel Moats, her parents, and her second husband; Edgar A. Cooley. She is survived by cousins: Leslie Brown Hudock of Uniontown, Pa., Roy Douglas Brown of Smithfield R.D. 3, and Terri Brown Cutwright of Carmichaels, Pa. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 30, until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. William Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, April 29, 1997

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Eugene COOLEY died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Eugene cooley's Funeral Thursday Afternoon, 2:30
Funeral services for Eugene Cooley, 20, of Merrittstown, killed in a mine accident early yesterday at Isabella, will be conducted at the family residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, followed by burial in Acklin cemetery.
(newspaper dated May 28, 1935)


Frank COOLEY ( -1917)

Fall Causes Death

   Frank Cooley, 40 years old, died in the Uniontown hospital this morning from the effect of injuries suffered when he slipped and fell down stairs at the Albion hotel at Fairchance last evening. His skull was fractured.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, February 14, 1917, page 1, column 5

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Genevieve Vira COOLEY died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Genevieve Vira Cooley

When Genevieve Vira Cooley, 7, stepped on an iron rail near the tipple of the McKaffrey Coal Company, at Martin, Fayette County, Saturday afternoon, she met almost instant death by electrocution. A high voltage electric wire was grounded on the iron bar.

Genevieve, who had accompanied her father, James Lloyd Cooley, to the tipple while he gathered several buckets of coal, had wandered to the river bank where the rail, officers say, was lying.

Coroner S. A. Baltz of Fayette county was notified and is conducting a thorough investigation in an effort to place responsibility for the child's death.

Besides her parents, Genevieve is survived by one brother, James R. Cooley at home.

Funeral services will be conducted in the home in Martin tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Owen Knotts. Burial in the Baptist cemetery at Smithfield.
(The Charleroi Mail - 6/25/1934)


Harry COOLEY ( -1967)

Death Takes Harry Cooley

   A former Uniontown resident, Harry Cooley, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Cafritz Memorial Hospital, Washington, D. C. Prior to his retirement, he was employed 42 years as relay inspector for the West Penn Power Co. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert LaClair, Akron; Mrs. Donald (Esther) Cale and Mrs. Robert (Mary Jane) Jeffreys, both of Uniontown; four sons, Rev. Harry E., Lemont Furnace; Arthur L., Uniontown; Harold Kenneth, Indian Head, Md., with whom he resided, and Donald, Somerset. Friends will be received after 7 tonight and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev True L. Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 2, 1967, page 24, column 5

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Isabella COOLEY ( -1861)

DIED

   Nov. 25th, after a long and painful disease of Cancer in the face, ISABELLA, wife of Matthew Cooley, of Tyrone tp., aged 64 years. The deceased suffered long and severely but bore her sufferings with calmness and resignation, and although she leaves a husband and many friends deeply to mourn her departure, they have the great consolation of knowing their loss is her extended gain.

From adverse blasts and lowering storms,
Her favored soul be bore,
And with a bright angelic form,
She lives to die no more.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 5, 1861, Vol. No. 44, page 5, column 5

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Jane COOLEY Stone  ( -1870)

DIED

  COOLEY— At the residence of her son, Matthew Cooley, Tyrone township, Mrs. Jane Cooley, in the 87th year of her age. She was widely known throughout the county.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 28, 1870, Vol. III, No. 29, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John COOLEY ( -1965)

COOLEY, JOHN— Friends are being received in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Burial will follow in the White Rock Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 7, 1965, page 19, column 8

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Lewis 'Lute' COOLEY ( -1913)

Lewis Cooley has a fractured skull, broken neck ,crushed chest and fractured arm, killed instantly in the mine, but stands uprght until found.

FALL HAD HURT ANOTHER

FAIRCHANCE, AUGUST 17-- Struck by a fall of slate in the York Run Mine yesterday, Lewis Cooley, aged 36, was killed instantly and when his body was found it was in an upright position. The accident occurred when he was removing slate and coal which had fallen during the morning in which another man had been injured.

Cooley was sent to the mine to remove the slate and coal that had fallen in the morning as the men were drawing ribs. The pit cars were near a pile of slate he was standaing on, with one hand on the roof. The slate and coal were piled around him and when he was found he was standing in an upright position. His skull was fractured, his neck broken, his chest crushed and one arm fractured.

The accident happened when Cooley went into the mine to clean up the fall which had happened earlier that morning. Early in the day Richard Wilson was working in that part of the mine and a part of the roof fell in and struck him on his head. His head was severly lacerated and his body bruised. Wilson is the son-in-law of Justice James Farrell.

Lewis Cooley was the son of Lucas and Ellen Cooley and the husband of Mrs. Alice Robinson Cooley. He is survived by his parents, wife, three children and several brothers and sisters. His brothers are Samuel, William, Clayton, Emman, and Mrs. Jennie Cole and Mrs. Sallie Wilson.

The deceased will be buried in White Rock Cemetery on Monday morning. Services will be held at the home, the Rev. Mr. Shimp will officiate.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA,, August 17, 1913

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SMITHFIELD, Aug. 18--Lucas Cooley, who was killed by a fall in the Shoaf mines Saturday, was brought to the morgue of Undertaker Vance here and prepared for burial. He was married and leaves a wife and six children. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Cooley, reside at Fairchance. Interment was at White Rock cemetery on Monday.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 19, 1913, page 3, column 5

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Melvin Edward COOLEY ( -1977)

COOLEY, MELVIN EDWARD— Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m. the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Conler officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery.


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

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Rebecca COOLEY died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED,
April 13th, 1862, at the residence of W. T. Ellis, Smithfield Pa., Miss REBECCA COOLEY, In the 66th year of her age.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. June 12, 1862.


Russell COOLEY Stone  (1880-1909)

TRAIN TAKES TWO LEGS;
DEATH FOLLOWS

Russell Cooley of York Run Was
Lying Unconscious on Railroad Track

  UNIONTOWN, Aug. 2.— Suspicion of foul play is entertained by relatives of Russell Cooley, of York Run, who died at the Uniontown hospital at 11:30 o’clock, yesterday morning, of injuries sustained on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, one mile south of Fairchance, between 3 and 4 o’clock in the morning. Both legs were cut off.

   A freight going south ran over Cooley. A brakeman was riding the pilot of the engine and saw the form of the unfortunate man on the track. He yelled at the prostrate man and also for the engineer to stop. Apparently Cooley did not hear him and the train was going too fast to stop. The engine and three cars ran over Cooley’s legs, the left being ground off near the hip and the other between the knee and ankle. His relatives believe that he was waylaid and his body placed on the track.

   Russell Cooley was 20 years of age on April 4 last. He was born in Georges township and was a son of the late Lewis Cooley. His mother is also dead. On April 16, 1903, he married Miss Dacie Brownfield, a step daughter of Charles Nyeum, of Uniontown, who survives, with three small children. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. R. P. Walls, of Murphy street, Uniontown; Mrs. George David, of York Run; Mrs. Brown Braddee, of Smithfield; Mrs. John Lilley, of Fairchance, and Richard, Ewing and Harry Cooley, of Fairchance and vicinity.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 2, 1909, page 5, column 2


The News of Nearby Towns
SMITHFIELD

   Russell Cooley who was run over by a freight near Fairchance Saturday night and died in the Uniontown hospital from his injuries Sunday, was a son of Luther Harriet Cooley, a brother to Frank and Jack Cooley, who made history in this section some years ago.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 3, 1909, page 3, column 5, paragraph 10

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Sophia COOLEY ( -1909)

   Death notice for Sophia Cooley of Fairchance appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 22, 1909. Text is not currently available.


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

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V. L. COOLEY ( -1930)

FORMER BURGESS
OF FAIRCHANCE
PASSES AWAY

   V. L. Cooley, a former burgess of Fairchance, died at the home of his son, William Cooley, of near the Gallatin school in Georges Township, Tuesday morning, May 6, 1930, at 2:30 o’clock of a complication of diseases. He was aged 83 years and 20 days.

   Mr. Cooley is survived by three sons, Daniel, William, and Walter Cooley of Fairchance; three daughters, Emma, Mrs. Jennie Cole and Mrs. Sally Wilson of Fairchance; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Kissinger, Mrs. George Carr, and Mrs. Louise Wilson and one brother, Sam Cooley. Thirty-six grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive.

   Funeral services will be at the home of William Cooley, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock followed by additional services at the Methodist Protestant church of Fairchance, Rev. P. J. Null, officiating. Burial will be in the White Rock cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 7, 1930, page 3, column 3

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Vernard Forman COOLEY ( -1995)

   Vernard Forman Cooley, age 66, of Las Vegas, Nev., and formerly of Point Marion, died Monday, April 3, 1995, in Las Vegas. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Beulah Dr. of Point Marion; one brother, Edward H. Cooley Jr.. of Morgantown, W.Va.; a stepson, John C. Harville of Terrytown, La.; two stepdaughters, Linda D. Jones of Tecumseh, Okla., and Karen S. Frazier of Weaverville, Calif.; and by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Saturday, April 29, 1995, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Wallace H. COOLEY (1843-1912)

WALLACE H. COOLEY, NATIVE
OF CONNELLSVILLE, IS DEAD

Relatives Here Receive Word of His
Demise in Caldwell, O.; Veteran
of the Civil War.

   Wallace H. Cooley, a native of Connellsville, died today at his home in Caldwell, Ohio, from a complication of diseases. He had been sick for some time past. The funeral will be held in Caldwell on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Cooley was the son of John and Louisa Bryant Cooley. He was born in Connellsville on May 1, 1843. He learned the printing trade here, being employed in the office of the old Connellsville Enterprise. He served through the Civil War.

   In 1859, Mr. Cooley moved to Ohio where he has since resided. In addition to his wife and two children, Robert C. Cooley of Cleveland, and Herman Cooley of Caldwell, O., Mr. Cooley is survived by the following half brothers and sisters: Samuel M. Cooley of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. F. M. Tipton, of North Side, Pittsburg; Mrs. Rachel C. Shultz, Ellwood City, Pa., Miss Dora Cooley and John B. Cooley of Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, December 16, 1912, page 1, column 7

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William L. COOLEY Stone  (1861-1901)

KILLED IN THE MINES

Two Miners Meet Death by a Slate Fall,
Two in Shafts

   Ephraim Dixon, Jr., of Oliver, was killed in the Revere mines near Uniontown, Thursday by being caught between the cars and the walls of the slope. He was 19 years old, and had been married only two weeks.

   Michael McCormick was killed at the Edenborn shaft in German township, Friday afternoon. He was about to lower a mule into the mines when he slipped and tumbled into the shaft, falling to the bottom, a distance of 500 feet. He leaves a wife and five children at Edenborn.

   William L. Cooley and Michael Sitz, a Slav, were killed in the Kyle mine near Fairchance of Friday afternoon. Cooley, who was a track layer, with another workman was taking down some slate roof in Sitz’s room. The later was a miner. Without warning a large mass of rock and slate from the roof fell, catching Cooley and Sitz. Joseph Shannaberger, the other workman, was seriously hurt by the fall. Cooley was Treasurer of the Georges township School Board and a respected citizen of that township. He is survived by a wife and several children. Sitz was married and leaves a wife and two children in the old country.

   Patrick McLaughlin, a well known resident of Dewey, was killed by a Baltimore & Ohio engine Saturday evening at Dewey. He stepped off one track for a passing train directly in front of an emgine coming in the opposite direction.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Morning, November 28, 1901, page 1, column 2

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Leslie W. COOMBS died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Leslie W. Coombs, brother of Mrs. A. S. Titus, 16 Charles street, died at the home of a son, Edward Coombs, at Meyersdale, Wednesday morning.
Had Mr. Coombs lived until March 25, 1937, he would have been 86 years old. He was a Civil War veteran, and although he had been in failing health for several years his death came suddenly.
The body was taken to his former home in Fairmont, W.Va.
Mrs. Titus was notified in St. Petersburg, where she had gone for the winter and will not be able to attend the services.
(Standard newspaper)


Newton COON ( -1889)

Died

  COON— Newton Coon died at his residence in Luzerne Villiage, near Brownsville, on Wednesday, August 7th, at the age of 64. He had been confined to his bed for two years. A widow, a son, and a daughter survive him. The son, Capt. Ollie Coon, lives in McKeesport, and Mrs. Eli Crumrine, the daughter, in Laramie City, Wy. His remains were interred in the Brownsville cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, August 16, 1889, page 8, column 3

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Esther R. Lehman COOPER (1917-2004)

Esther R. Cooper, 86, of Dunbar, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in her home. She was born July 18, 1917, in Dunbar, daughter of the late John Azariah and Daisy Martin Lehman. Esther was a homemaker, and a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Cooper; brothers and sisters, Nell McClintock, Eva Hostetler, Margaret Stewart, James Lehman, Gwendolyn Harding, Frances Hennen, Warren Lehman, and Carrie Snyder.

Surviving are her children, Gerald Cooper and his wife, Grace, of Indian Head, Pa., Kenneth Cooper and his wife, Bernise, of Dunbar, Farrell (Butch) Cooper of Masontown, Kathleen Dugan of Farmington, Phillip Cooper and his wife, Lena, of Lemont Furnace, Sharon Monahan and her husband, Patrick, of Connellsville, and Stephen Cooper and his wife, Eleanor, of Connellsville; sisters-in-law, Betty Connors, Pearl Seaton, Betty Cooper, and Geraldine Cooper; brother-in-law, Jack Cooper and his wife, Edna; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, in the Dunbar Baptist Church, with Pastor Robert Wrachford and Pastor Chris Lipscomb officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Auburn Cemetery., Pa.


The Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, date unknown

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George D. COOPER (1899-1971)

COOPER, GEORGE D.— Age 71 years of Pottstown St., Dunbar, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday, April 6, 1971, following a lingering illness. Born in Uniontown December 4, 1899, he was the son of the late Robert and Virtue Bittle Cooper. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of the UMWA Local 9584. Surviving are his wife, Cora Mae Hall Cooper; one son, James of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. James (Ruth) Greer of Omaha, Nebraska; three grandchildren and one brother, James of Akron, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, after 7 p.m. tonight; Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2:00, the hour of service with Rev. Ray A. Snair officiating. Interment in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


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

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Hazel Maude Lowry COOPER Stone  (1891-1957)

HAZEL MAUDE LOWRY COOPER

Mrs. Hazel Maude Cooper, aged 66 died Wednesday evening, September 18, 1957 in her home, Dunbar. Born in Dunbar March 7, 1891, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Rose Gilmore Lowry. She is survived by her Husband Charles L. Coope, Fort Hancok, N. J.; three sons, Leroy, Elmer and Regis of Savannah Ga.; three grandchildren; three brothers, John Lowry, Dunbar; Robert Lowry, Upper Darby; Joseph Lowry, McKeesport. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar until 12 noon Saturday, and in The Cove Run Methodist Church from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Ray Kirkpatrick officiating. Internment will be in New Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 20, 1957

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Henry COOPER ( -1906)

  Flatwoods, April 10,— Henry Cooper died April 4 of a complication of diseases, aged 66 years. He leaves besides a wife, one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Claybaugh, of Brownsville; three sons, William at home, Oliver of Vanderbilt, and James in the employ of the P. & L. E. railroad at Dickerson Run; also two daughters, Mrs. Francis Shelkey and Lizzie at home. Funeral Friday at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. S. Jewell.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, April 13, 1906, page 6, column 5


Henry Cooper

   Henry Cooper, aged 80 years, one of the best known residents of Perry township, died at his home, Wednesday, April 4, 1906. Death was caused directly by a stroke of paralysis several months ago bur the deceased had been a sufferer for 2 years. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, two daughters, Elizabeth Cooper and Mrs. Frances C. Shelkey, and two sons, William and James. Funeral from the home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. J. S. Jewell of Flatwoods officiating. Interment in Flatwoods cemetery.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 6, 1906, Vol. I, No. 2, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


James COOPER ( -1954)

Newspaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

COOPER, JAMES— Age 65 years of Sheldon Ave. Extension, Fairchance, died Thursday evening, December 2, 1954 at 10:30 o’clock after an extended illness. He was a member of the UMWA Local 9486. Besides his wife, Maxine Myers Cooper, he is survived by the following children: Cpl. H.J. Cooper, U.S. Army, Germany; Mrs. Lola Bacha, Wynn; Kitty Faye, at home. Also the following sister and brothers: Mrs. Elizabeth Ruble, George and Clyde Cooper, all of R.D. Smithfield. Friends are being received in the Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Paul Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 4, 1954, page 6, column 8

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James H. COOPER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

James H. Cooper, aged 59, died Sunday evening at 7:30 in the Uniontown hospital of complications.  Mr. Cooper was a life long resident of Perry township and a well known farmer.  He is survived by one son, Percy Cooper, two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Cooper and Mrs. Frances Shelky of Mt. Braddock and also one brother, Oliver Cooper of Vanderbilt.
Brief funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock followed by additional services at the Flatwoods Church at 2:30. The services will be in charge of Rev. A.A. Blake and assisted by Rev. Leslie Margaree pastor of the church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated 8/16/1931)


Joel COOPER ( -1870)

DIED

COOPER— December 17, 1870, Mr. Joel Cooper of Franklin township, of an advanced age.


Franklin

   We are sorry to announce the death of Joel Cooper, Sr., of Perry township, on the 17th inst., at one o’clock, p.m., at the advanced age of 80 years. Thus one by one the old land marks are passing away.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 29, 1870, Vol. III, No. 51, page 3, columns 7 & 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


John COOPER died in 1878. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Genius of Liberty
February 7, 1878
We regret to record the death of John Cooper, citizen of Upper Middleto wn, who died Monday Feb. 4th, 1878, at 11 o'clock a.m. Age between 70 a nd 80 years.


Lloyd COOPER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Lloyd Cooper, aged 22, of House 109 Grindstone, died Monday March 9th in Uniontown hospital from typhoid fever.  He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hammond Cooper, four sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at two o'clock in the Grindstone Baptist Church, the Rev. C. Clement officiating.  Burial will be at Lexington, Virginia, Friday, March 13th.
(Evening Genius - March 12, 1931)


Mandeville H. COOPER died in 1880. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, Pa.
Friday, April 9, 1880
Page 3, column 7
DIED.
COOPER.-On March 30, after an illness of fifteen months, of consumption, Mandeville H. Cooper, aged twenty nine years, lacking one day. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His end was peace.


Martha Riffle COOPER died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

OBITS
Cooper Martha Riffle wf. of Joel, Franklin Twp. d. 12-10-1895 Flatwoods 62 yr, dau. Josiah, Nancy Deffenbaugh mar. 1st David Riffle who d. 1870 m. 2nd 1-1882 Joel Cooper father of A.J.


Nancy J. Craig COOPER (1931-1996)

   Nancy J. Craig Cooper, 64, of Greensburg and formerly of Mount Pleasant and Donegal died Thursday, May 16, in her residence. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Cooper, two sons, Larry Cooper and wife, Mary Lou, of Jeannette and Rev. Scott Cooper and wife, Peggy, of Springfield, Ohio, two grandsons, two granddaughters, two brothers, Earl Craig of Hunker and Ray Craig of Scottdale, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services and interment were held Sunday under direction of the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–November 4, 1931
   Died—–May 16, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Ronald E. COOPER ( - )

   Ronald E. Cooper, 55, of Connellsville died Sunday in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Frances Fidazzo Cooper; two stepsons, Donald W. Stewart of Dunbar and James A. Stewart of Mount Pleasant; a son, Ronald E. Cooper at home; four grandchildren; a sister, Miss Sandra Cooper, and a niece, Angela R. Cooper, both of Connellsville. At the request of the deceased there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under direction of the Paul G. Find Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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Sarah COOPER died in 1842.

COOPER

In twenty-six hours after the death of Elizabeth COOPER, Sarah COOPER, wife of Joseph COOPER, followed her in great peace. She was born October 19, 1765 in Fayette county, Pa., and experienced religion in the 24th year of her age. She was united in marriage, August 10, 1793, and subsequently with her husband moved to Ohio in the year 1800. For many years her house was a home for the ministers of the Gospel of Christ, and a place for public preaching and worship of Almighty God. In the year 1836, she removed with her eldest son to this country, where she spent the remainder of her days. The Bible was her chief study, and her constant companion. She spent fifty-two years of her life in the service of her God, giving strong evidence to all around of the truth and excellency of that religion which she professed. After about twelve days sickness, she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. Yes: she now "rests from her labors, and her works do follow her." She and sister Elizabeth were carried together to the house appointed for all living, and were laid in the same grave, there to rest until the resurrection morning.

Jas. F. DAVIDSON.
Kalamazoo, Mich., March 8, 1842

Western Christian Advocate


Andrew COPE ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

Who Were Actors in The Sad Tragedy That made Twenty Homes Fatherless

THE LUCKY ONES WHO ESCAPED THE FLAME OF DEATH
And Made Their Way through the Choking Gas of the Man-way to Home And Anxious Friends Outside

A LIST OF THOSE WHO MET DEATH IN ITS MOST HORRIBLE FORM
Who the Entombed Miners Were, Where and How They Lived and
the Legacies Death Bequeathed to Their Families
A MUMBLE OF WIVES, SISTERS, MOTHERS AND ORPHANS DEPRIVED OF SUPPORT

Generous Friends, Kind Neighbors, Benevolent Citizens, Societies and Corporations Contribute Generously and Freely to Relieve the Distress

Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:

BEGLEY, JOSEPH DEVANNY, JOHN (1st) McCLARY, JAMES
BEGLEY, RICHARD DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd) McCLARY, THOMAS
CAHILL, PATRICK DEVLIN, PATRICK MITCHELL, JOHN
CAHILL, WILLIAM DEWEY, ELMER McCUEN, JAMES
CAVANAUGH, MARTIN EAGAN, PATRICK McCASHION, DANIEL
COPE, JOHN HAY, DAVID McGILL, ROBERT
COPE, ANDREW HAY, WILLIE SMITH, DANIEL
COURTNEY, PATRICK KENNAN, JOHN SHEAREN, DANIEL
COURTNEY, JOHN JOY, JOHN X. SHEAREN, JAMES
DAVIS, DAVID MAUST, BARNEY TURNEY, MILTON
DAVIS, THOMAS

THE VICTIMS
Something About Them, Their Families,
Homes and Circumstances

The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.

Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.

John Cope was a German miner. He lived about one-fourth of a mile from Blus & Marshall’s brick yard in his own home on a lot purchased from Alex Porter. He was nearing 50 years of age and leaves a wife and family of ten children. Andrew Cope, an unmarried son, was with his father. Thomas Cope, a brother of John Cope, with his son, was burned to death in the Uniondale disaster.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 20, 1890, page 1, columns 6&7

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Newpaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

By the Coroner’s Jury and Others Yesterday
Names of the Lost Men

   MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.

   Article includes complete account of the recovery of victims. For complete text, see John X. Joy.


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

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Arthur John COPE (1905-1952)

ARTHUR J. COPE

   Arthur John Cope, 47 years old, died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening at his home at Dunbar. A son of John and Margaret Fry Cope, he was born February 13, 1905. Mr. Cope was a member of the UMA Local 8773. Besides his parents he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Wilma Cope; six children, Glenn, Margaret, Donna and Barbara, all at home, Mrs. Gail Coffman of California and George in the Army, two brothers, Clarence and Wilbur, both of Dunbar and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Turlyville of Clarksburg, W. Va. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 22, 1952, page 2, column 4

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Carmen W. COPE (1919-2006)

Cope, Carmen W.
Perryopolis

Carmen W. Cope, 86, of Perryopolis, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Marquis House, Uniontown. He was born April 5, 1919, in Perryopolis, a son of the late Nelson Cope and the late May Hixenbaugh Cope. Carmen was a carpenter by trade and was a 32nd-degree Mason. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mildred Waugh Cope; five children, James and Eleanore Cope, of Victor, N.Y., Lori McWilliams and husband, Douglas, of Raleigh, N.C., Kevin and Cheryl Cope, of Westfield, Pa., Brian and Marybeth Cope, of Fayette City, and Christie and husband, Bruce Coldren, of Juniata; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Cope; three sisters, Vergena Evans, Lori Tilley, Linnea Fryer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, June Waugh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Eley/McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City. Funeral services and interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen's name to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., sixth floor, New York, NY 10001.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 18, 2006

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Charles COPE Stone  (1871-1937)

News of Day At Dunbar

Injured in Mine Fall

 Charles Cope received a broken right ankle Wednesday under a fall of slate in the Freeport mine here. The injured man was removed to Connellsville State Hospital where his condition was regarded fair at this time.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 24, 1937, page 11, column 3


Injured in Slate Fall

 Caught under a fall of slate in the Freeport mine, near Dunbar, Charles Cope of that place yesterday sustained injuries to the chest and back. He is a patient in Connellsville State Hospital.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 25, 1937, page 5, column 1


Charles Cope Dies
of Injury In Mine Mishap

 Injuries received Wednesday when hurt in the Freeport Mine caused the death Sunday night at 8:45 p.m. at the Connellsville State Hospital of Charles Cope, single, 65 years old, of Dunbar. He had suffered injuries to the chest and ankle. Mr. Cope came over from Germany with his parents when but a child and they settled in Dunbar where Mr. Cope maintained his residence for 62 years.
 Surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Nicholas and Mrs. Charles Wheeler of Uniontown, John, Edward, Mrs. John Dolye of Dunbar and Mrs. Mary Myers and Mrs. Harry Shively of Connellsville.
 Requiem high mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at St. Aloysius Church at Dunbar, with the Rev. John Lyons officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery under the direction of the Funeral Director J. T. Burhans of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 28, 1937, page 6, column 3

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Eli COPE ( -1896)

   Death notice for Eli Cope, son of James Dickerson Cope and Rebecca Cook Cope, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 16 & 19, 1896. Complete text is not currently available.


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Emma Davis COPE (1866-1935)

MRS. EMMA DAVIS COPE

   Following an illness of complications extending over a period of 10 months, Mrs. Emma Davis Cope, wife of George Cope, died at 4:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the family residence, 80 Collins Ave. She was born January 19, 1866 at Jockey Hollow, a daughter of the late John and Frances Davis. Besides her husband she is survived by three children: Mrs. Cleve Helmey, and Bert Cope, of Uniontown; Charles Cope, Aliquippa; seven grandchildren: Garnet Helmey, Charles and Helen Cope of Uniontown and Gertrude and Mildred Cope of Aliquippa; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. W.H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 22, 1935, page 11, column 8

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Gertrude COPE Stone  (1845-1931)

GERTRUDE COPE

Mrs. Gertrude Cope, 86 years old, of Pechin, died Thursday night at 7 o'clock at the Connellsville State Hospital of a fractured hip, suffered in a fall, at her home several weeks ago. Mrs. Cope had resided at Pechin for 50 years and was well known in that community. She is survived by the following children: Nicholas Cope at home, John and Edward Cope at Dunbar, Mrs. George Myers and Mrs. Harry Shively of Connellsville, Mrs. John Doyn and Mrs. Arthur Kennedy at Dunbar and Mrs. Charles Wheller of Masontown; also 26 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jacob Cope, was killed in 1886, in the Reed Mine explosion just below Dunbar. The funeral party will assemble at the home Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock, going from there to St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Dunbar, where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock by Rev. Fr. John Lyons, the pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 24, 1931, page 2, column 2


WILL IS FILED

 In her will filed Saturday, Mrs. Gertie Cope, of Dunbar township, left a dollar bill for each of seven children, Nick, John, Mary, Catherine Dolan, Emma Kennedy, Kate Schively, Eddie and Gertrude Velons, while the remainder of her property including eight acres of land in Dunbar township near the southern end of Dunbar Furnace goes to Charles Cope, another son.
 The will was made February 27, 1914, and was witnessed by Harry McGibbons and M. D. Williams. The property is valued at $2,000.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 16, 1931, page 9, column 1

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Israel C. COPE ( -1902)

   Death notice for Israel C. Cope appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 4, 1902. Complete text is not currently available.


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Dr. James D. COPE ( -1900)

DR. JAMES D. COPE

   Dr. James D. COPE died this morning, January 20, 1900, after a short illness. He sustained a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday morning from which he never rallied. He was 89 years old. Funeral Monday 2 p.m., interment Hill Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 22, 1900

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James D. COPE ( -1908)

TAX COLLECTOR
PASSES AWAY

James D. Cope of New Haven
Succumbs to Short
Attack of Fever

HE WAS 75 YEARS OLD

And Was Widely Known as a Farmer
and the Holder of Many Offices in
Perry Township and His Late Home Town

   After a ten days’ illness of typhoid fever, James D. Cope, aged 75 y ears, tax collector of New Haven for the past three years, and a well known retired farmer, died last night at 10 o’clock at his late home on Seventh street, New Haven. Funeral private Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the family residence. Interment at Mt. Washington cemetery at Perryopolis. Mr. Cope was the son of the late Pierson and Mary Cope, who were among the early settlers of Perryopolis. He was of English descent and was born on the Cope farm at Perryopolis, April 28, 1833. He was widely known in Perryopolis and vicinity, having resided on the old home place practically all his life. He was a man of steady habits and was held in high esteem by all his friends. Mr. Cope was a staunch supporter of the Republican party. He was at one time a member of the Perryopolis School Board and also was Justice of the Peace for several years. In 1855 he married Miss Jane Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson of Perryopolis. To the union six children were born, four of whom are living. Mr. Cope is the last surviving member of a family of eight children. Four years ago he retired from farming and bought a home in New Haven, where with his wife and one son he has made his home. About three years ago he was elected Tax Collector of New Haven, succeeding W. L. Dunn, deceased. While in New Haven, Mr. Cope made quite a host of friends who will regret to learn of his death. His son, Benjamin Cope, is just recovering from a severe siege of typhoid fever. His widow and the following children survive: Dr. Pierson Cope of Braddock; Mrs. J. D. Parkhill of New Haven; Mrs. C. W. McIntyre of Latrobe, and B. M. Cope at home. One grandchild, Reed Parkhill, of New Haven, also survives.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, August 17, 1908, page 1, column 5

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James H. COPE ( -1907)

JAMES H. Cope Dead.

   James H. Cope, a well known citizen of Uniontown, died at his home on Ben Lomond street at 7 o’clock on Saturday evening, aged 68 years.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 31, 1907, page 5, column 2

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John COPE ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

Who Were Actors in The Sad Tragedy That made Twenty Homes Fatherless

THE LUCKY ONES WHO ESCAPED THE FLAME OF DEATH
And Made Their Way through the Choking Gas of the Man-way to Home And Anxious Friends Outside

A LIST OF THOSE WHO MET DEATH IN ITS MOST HORRIBLE FORM
Who the Entombed Miners Were, Where and How They Lived and
the Legacies Death Bequeathed to Their Families
A MUMBLE OF WIVES, SISTERS, MOTHERS AND ORPHANS DEPRIVED OF SUPPORT

Generous Friends, Kind Neighbors, Benevolent Citizens, Societies and Corporations Contribute Generously and Freely to Relieve the Distress

Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:

BEGLEY, JOSEPH DEVANNY, JOHN (1st) McCLARY, JAMES
BEGLEY, RICHARD DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd) McCLARY, THOMAS
CAHILL, PATRICK DEVLIN, PATRICK MITCHELL, JOHN
CAHILL, WILLIAM DEWEY, ELMER McCUEN, JAMES
CAVANAUGH, MARTIN EAGAN, PATRICK McCASHION, DANIEL
COPE, JOHN HAY, DAVID McGILL, ROBERT
COPE, ANDREW HAY, WILLIE SMITH, DANIEL
COURTNEY, PATRICK KENNAN, JOHN SHEAREN, DANIEL
COURTNEY, JOHN JOY, JOHN X. SHEAREN, JAMES
DAVIS, DAVID MAUST, BARNEY TURNEY, MILTON
DAVIS, THOMAS

THE VICTIMS
Something About Them, Their Families,
Homes and Circumstances

The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.

Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.

John Cope was a German miner. He lived about one-fourth of a mile from Blus & Marshall’s brick yard in his own home on a lot purchased from Alex Porter. He was nearing 50 years of age and leaves a wife and family of ten children. Andrew Cope, an unmarried son, was with his father. Thomas Cope, a brother of John Cope, with his son, was burned to death in the Uniondale disaster.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 20, 1890, page 1, columns 6&7

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Newpaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

By the Coroner’s Jury and Others Yesterday
Names of the Lost Men

   MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.

   Article includes complete account of the recovery of victims. For complete text, see John X. Joy.


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

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Joseph E. COPE (1907-2004)

   Joseph E. Cope, 97, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown. He was born on July 16, 1907, in Dunbar, Pa., son of the late Nichlous and Johanna (Rosenweigh) Cope. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers, Anna Seehoffer, Elizabeth Willard, Gertrude Seehoffer, Irene Bereiter, Margaret Kaylor, Alice Clarkson, Mildred Lawson, John Cope and Carl Cope. Joseph was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was employed for many years with Carl Ramsey Chevrolet in Brownsville. Joseph was also a former member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 370. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and a good friend, Julia Sible of Uniontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNEAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., when prayers will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Uniontown, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. William J. Kiel as celebrant. Interment will follow in Park Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church or The American Heart Association.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 19, 2004

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Katharyn COPE ( -1918)

MRS. KATHARYN COPE

Mrs. Katharyn Cope, 67 years old, widely known at Dunbar and vicinity, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Wadsworth, near Pechin, following an illness of pneumonia. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Wadsworth home and at 9 o'clock from St. Aloysius Catholic church at Dunbar. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father P.J. Brennan. Internment will follow in St Aloysius Cemetery.

Mrs. Cope is survived by the following children; Charles Cope of Uniontown, Joseph Cope, Mrs. Lazarius Bereiter, Mrs. James Martin of Dunbar; Mrs. Samuel Wadsaworth, near Pechin and Mrs. Gustavo Kline of McKeesport. Mrs. Cope's husband, John Cope and son John, Jr. were killed in the Hill Farm mine explosion which occurred June 16, 1890. Funeral Director J.R. Foltz will have charge of the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 4, 1918, page 2, column 4

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Mrs. Louis COPE ( -1900)

   Death notice for Mrs. Louis Cope appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 1 & 6, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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Marga COPE ( -1904)

   Death notice for Marga Cope appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 22, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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Mildred G. COPE (1922-2008)

Cope, Mildred G. 85
Perryopolis

Mildred G. Cope, 85, of Perryopolis, died Monday, March 31, 2008, in Marquis House, Uniontown. She was born Nov. 28, 1922, in White Valley, a daughter of the late George Waugh and the late Mary McLoure Waugh. She was married to Carmen Cope for 66 years upon his death in February 2006. Mildred was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are three sons, James Cope and wife, Eleanore, of Victor, N.Y., Kevin Cope and wife, Cheryl, of Westfield, and Brian Cope and wife, Marybeth, of Fayette City; two daughters, Lori McWilliams and husband, Douglas, of Raleigh, N.C., and Christie Coldren and husband, Bruce, of Junita; 11 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen W. Cope; five brothers, Arch, Bud, Sandy, George and James Waugh; and three sisters, Myra Christy, Anne Hamilton and Helen Schreckengos. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday, the hour of funeral services, in the ELEY/McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 168 W. Chestnut St., Washington, PA 15301, in Mildred's memory.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Nellie Marie Liston COPE (1909-2002)

Cope, Nellie M.
Dunbar

Nellie Marie Liston Cope, 92, of Dunbar, died Saturday, May 18, 2002. She was born June 14, 1909, in Dunbar, daughter of the late James and Margaret Liston. Nellie was a homemaker and a member of Dunbar Baptist Church. Her husband, Wilbur Cope, died in 1982. Also deceased are a son, Wilbur Cope Jr., brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Vickie, Tammy, and Timmy Johnston, and Alvin Cope Jr., and her parents. She is survived by four children: Lorraine Johnston, Connellsville, Alvin Cope and wife Betty, Dunbar, Marlene Hiles, Connellsville, and Roger Cope and wife Judy, Youngstown, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 41 great- grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 20, 2002

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Nicholas COPE ( -1950)

Death Summons
Aged Resident
Nicholas Cope, 82, Dies
At Family Home

   NICHOLAS COPE, 82, of 174 Coolspring street, died yesterday at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Germany and resided in Uniontown 42 years. For many years he lived in Dunbar. Mr. Cope, who was a member of St. John’s R.C. church, was employed by the H.C. Frick Coke company prior to his retirement. Surviving are three sons, John, Uniontown; Joseph, Point Marion; and Carl, Lambert; seven daughters, Mrs. Anna Seehoffer, on Uniontown; Mrs. Elizabeth Willard, of Smithfield; Mrs. Gertrude Seehoffer, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Irene Bereiter, of Uniontown; Mrs. Margaret Caylor, of Marianna; Mrs. Alice Clarkson, of Scottdale; and Mrs. Mildred McClelland, of Uniontown; 39 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and John, both of Dunbar; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Myers and Mrs. Catherine Shrively of Connellsville; Mrs. Emma Kennedy, and Mrs. Carrie Doyle, both of Dunbar, and Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler of Masontown. Friends will be received at the family home after 2 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Minerd Funeral home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 10, 1950, page 1, column 2


COPE, NICHOLAS— Friends are being received in the late home, 174 Coolspring St. Requiem High Mass will be sung in St. John’s Roman Catholic church Monday, February 13, at 9 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dunn as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place cemetery, under the direction of the Minerd Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 11, 1950, page 5, column 1

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Oliver Griffith COPE ( -1931)

OLIVER GRIFFITH COPE

   Fayette friends and relatives of Oliver Griffith Cope who celebrated his hundredth birthday anniversary last Aug 11, will be grieved to learn of his death on February 16, last, at his home in Cadiz, Ohio. Relatives of Mr. Cope reside in different parts of Fayette County, mostly in Washington township and Fayette City. They are members of the Cope and Griffith families. He was a member and devoted worker of the Quaker church, and well known and respected citizen in western Ohio. Funeral services were held February 19 in Quaker Church and burial in the Quaker cemetery, Cadiz, Ohio.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 9, 1931, page 12, column 2

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Samuel COPE died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(60)


COPE - SAMEUL COPE, cashier of the Fayette City Deposit Bank, died of typhoid fever, Feb 28 1896, aged 24 years.  He was a young man of courteous disposition and good business ability and his death is deeply mourned by many friends.  He was recently married and his youg wife, father, mother, brothers and sisters have much sincere sympathy in their sorrow for their dead.  Interment in Providence Burial Ground, Sunday afternoon, March 1st.
Genius of Liberty (Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA) on March 5 1896


Sarah F. COPE Stone  (1891-1924)

MRS. BERT B. COPE

   Mrs. Bert B. Cope, aged 33 years, one month and seven days, of Fayette City, Pa., died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Douglass, at Carmel, Me., Sunday, June 22, 1924, at 2:10 a.m. Mrs. Cope left Fayette City a short time ago for her parents’ home with a view to regain her health which had been very bad for some time. She is survived by her husband and seven children as follows: Violet, Robert, Ruth, Maynard, Sara, Kenneth and Betty, all of the children being of tender age; two sisters, Mrs. Fred White of Oakfield, Me., and Miss Pearl Douglass at home; two brothers, David Douglass, of Oakfield and Douglass, of Cumberland, Md., and by her parents. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26th, with interment at No. Carmel cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 27, 1924, page 9, column 2

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Sarah Meecham COPE died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Sarah M. Cope
Mrs. Sarah Meecham Cope, a native of Brownsville, and a former resident of North Charleroi and Charleroi, died last evening, April 9, 1935 at the home of her son, Dr. Walter B. Cope, at Homer City, Pa. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Cope, well known in this vicinity, left Charleroi about five years ago to reside with her son and family. While a resident in this community she was actively associated with the Washington Avenue Presbyterian church.

In addition to her son she leaves on grandson, W. B. Cope, Jr.; her mother, Mrs. George Meechem, of Brownsville; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Ingram and Miss Catherine Meechem, of Brownsville, Mrs. Arthur Watkins and Mrs. John S. Baird, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. L. G. Moslener, of Monaca; and two brothers, Oliver S. and James F. Meecham, of Brownsville.

The remains have been taken to the home of the deceased's mother, Mrs. Meecham, Baltimore street, Brownsville, where funeral services will be held, the date and time to be announced later. Interment will be in Redstone cemetery, Brownsville.
(The Charleroi Mail - 4/10/1935)


Susan COPE (1811-1895)

Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library. The death notice for Susan Cope appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 1, 1895. Complete text is not currently available.

Susan Cope

White, female, 84 years old, married
   Cause of death–General disability, sick 8 years
   Born—–1811, Fayette Co.
   Died—–January 1, 1895, Uniontown


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 27, line 146

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Harry J. COPELAND (1916-1994)

   Harry J. Copeland, 78, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Frank (Sarah) Stull of Mount Pleasant. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Reunion Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant. Private funeral service will be held under the direction of the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 25, 1916
   Died—–June 26, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Joseph COPPOLINO died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Joseph Coppolino, aged 10 years, six months and 28 days, fatally injured in a motor accident Saturday morning, will be conducted Tuesday.
Brief services will be solemnized at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning, in the home of the parents, James and Frances Coppolino, at Herbert.  Additional rites will be held at 9:30 o'clock in St. Procopius R. C. church at New Salem in charge of Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak.  Burial in the church cemetery.
Surviving, besides the parents, are:  a brother and a sister Frank and Mary Coppolino, both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coppolino and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kasum, all of Herbert.
Joseph was a member of Salerno's Band of Fairbanks and of the Herbert School Drum and Bugle Corps.
(newspaper dated January 29, 1935)


Mary E. COPPULA (1927-2001)

Mary E. Coppula
Mt. Pleasant

Mary E. Coppula, 73, of Mt. Pleasant RD7, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1927, in Grindstone, a daughter of the late Melvin and Anna F. WALKO McCLINTOCK. Mrs. Coppula was a graduate of Connellsville High School and attended California University of Pennsylvania. She formerly worked as a secretary at Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, and was a member of St. Pius X R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard P. Coppula, on May 7, 2000; and two brothers, Raymond and Milton McClintock. She is survived by a son, Richard Coppula II and his wife, Laura, of Lancaster; a daughter, Kathleen STEPAN and her husband, John, of Greensburg; and a sister, Ada WALKER and her husband, Robert, of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL H0ME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where funeral service will be held with the Rev. Anthony W. Ditto officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February, 2001

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Matthew COPUS (1902-1977)

COPUS, MATTHEW— Age 74 years of Teagarden Homes, Clarksville, Pa. and formerly of Uniontown, died Wednesday, June 15, 1977 at 9:30 a.m. of a heart attack. He was born September 21, 1902 in Fayette County the son of the late Matthew and Mary Gabor Copus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Patchan in 1973. He was a retired coal miner of the Gateway mine and a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Uniontown. Surviving are two sons, Matthew Copus of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Francis Copus of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Eleanor Austin of Wayne, Pa. and Mrs. Dorothy Duke of South gate, Mich.; six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Anna Boytim of Southwest, Pa. friends will be received in the rank J. Behm Funeral home, Jefferson, today from 2 to 9 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held Friday at 12 noon in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Raymond Balta will officiate. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Hopwood.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 16, 1977, page 41, column 7

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Elizabeth CORBIN ( -1937)

MRS. ELIZABETH CORBIN

   Mrs. Elizabeth Corbin, 51 years and six months old, widow of Harry Corbin, died Saturday night at 10 o’clock at her home at Vanderbilt following a lingering illness. Surviving are two children, Cloyd and Roy, at home; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Tip) Thomas of Connellsville, and three brothers, George Harvey, Cal Harvey and Henry Harvey. The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the late home. Interment will be made in Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 11, 1937, page 6, column 3

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Ellen Belle Hurst CORE (1865-1945)

MRS. JOHN M. CORE

   Mrs. Ellen Belle Hurst Core, 79 years old, wife of John McMullan Core, died at 5:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at her home in the Fayette Title & Trust Building apartments at Uniontown after an illness of six months. She was born in Dunbar township September 27, 1865, the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Catherine Griffith Hurst. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Isobel Core Fuller of Uniontown; two sons, I. Hurst Core of Uniontown and John Calvin Core of Huntington, W. Va., and four grandchildren, Mary Ann Fuller, Jane Core, John M. Core, II, and Thomas Hurst Core, all of Uniontown. The funeral will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Ferguson funeral home at Uniontown. Rev. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Isaac H. CORE ( -1948)

ISAAC H. CORE

   Isaac Hurst Core, 56, of Fayette Title & Trust building, Uniontown, died suddenly Sunday morning in the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio. He was a son of the late John M. and Ellen Belle Hurst Core. Mr. Core was a veteran of World War I and succeeded his father as president of the Board of Directors of the Fayette Title & Trust building. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fayette Lodge, F. & A. M., American Legion, B. P. O. Elks No. 370 and Uniontown Country Club, all of Uniontown and Lodge of Perfection of Pittsburgh Consistory and Syria Shrine. His wife, Mrs. Ruth Kathryn Messmore Core, died November 10, 1944. Surviving are these children, Jane, John McMullen Core and Thomas Hurst Core at home; one sister, Mrs. Isabella Fuller of Daytona Beach, Fla., and one brother, J. Calvin Core, of Huntington, W. Va.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 14, 1948, page 2, column 4

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James CORE died in 1854. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

KILLED BY LIGHTNING — On Wednesday afternoon, the 5th, a young man named JAMES CORE employed at Fairchance Iron Works in George township, was killed by lightning, we understand. He was in the woods at the time in company with another gentleman hauling saw-logs, when, a storm coming up they set themselves upon the fence, some distance apart. The surviving one was thrown some distance from where he was sitting, but soon sprung up and started to catch the horses that were running away, supposing that Mr. Core was only stunned like himself and would follow. Upon returning, however, to look after Core, he was found to be dead.
The Genius of Liberty.
Uniontown, Pa.
Thursday, July 6, 1854.
Volume 3. Number 13.
Page 2, Column 2


Margery Moore CORE died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)

MARGERY MOORE CORE
Mrs., Margery Moore Core died at the home of a daughter, ear New Salem, Saturday evening, June 13, 1931, at 6:55 o'clock, in her 90th year. She was born September 4, 1841, and was the widow of John Core. Mrs. Core was the last member of the family of the late John and Jane Moss Core and had spent her entire life as a resident of German township.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Gadd, and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Edgar Harn, Harold Gadd and Edgar Gadd, of Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Ralph Sterling of Granttown, W. Va. Mrs. Walter Gilleland of Uniontown; Mrs. Frank Johnson and Donald Gadd, of New Salem. Eight great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Edgar Gadd home this afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. W. Kilgore, pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at New Salem.


Sarah CORE died in 1818. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

On Sunday morning last at the residence of James Robinson, esqr Springh ill township, Mrs. Sarah Core, widow of Mr. George Core, in the 26th ye ar of her age. She has left two children to mourn her loss.
The Genius of Liberty and American Telegraph.
Union, Sat. Oct. 24, 1818. Vol. 1, No. 29. Pg. 3. Col. 4.


Mary E. COREY ( -1869)

Died

  COREY— On Monday morning, at 8 ½ o’clock, March 15, 1869, MARY E., wife of M. G. Corey, aged twenty-one years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 18, 1869, Vol. II, No. 11, page 3, column 5

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Adelaide Prudent CORL ( -1997)

   Adelaide Prudent Corl, 97, a resident of Boca Raton, Fla., since 1978 and a native of Hawk Run, Pa., died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 1997, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Boca Raton. She is survived by a son, Dale Corl of Mountville, Pa.; a daughter, Marcella Corl Leininger of Boca Raton, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. in Monongahela Cemetery Chapel, Carroll Township, Monongahela, Pa. Arrangements are under direction of the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Walter CORLEY ( -1949)

WALTER CORLEY

  MOUNT PLEASANT, May 31.— Walter Corley, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Corley of Ruffsdale, R.D. 1, died at 11:45 o’clock Monday evening in Frick Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the afternoon for treatment of a tetanus wound of the right foot suffered two weeks ago.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 31, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Argel B. CORNELL ( -1959)

CORNELL, ARGEL B.— Aged 48, husband of Lida Cramer Cornell, 1 Crossland Ave., died Friday, April 10, 1959, at 3:23 p.m. in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Oakland, Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Central Christian Church; Young Adults Sunday School Class and VFW post 47, Uniontown. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Sue at home; Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) Richards, Bedford, O.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cornell, National Pike West; one brother, James Robert, Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Fleming, Uniontown; Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Hirsch, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., after 8 p.m. today until Monday at 2 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in the veterans plot, Lafayette Memorial Park, under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, New Salem. Military rites at the graveside by VFW post 47.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 11, 1959, page 13, column 7

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Adam CORNISH ( -1911)

Foreigner Killed
By Duquesne Limited

   While attempting to alight from the Duquesne Limited last evening at 8 o’clock, Adam Cornish, aged 30, of Swedetown was thrown beneath the wheels and was so badly injured that he died at the Cottage State hospital two hours later. The man was crushed beneath the wheels in the presence of many persons who had assembled at the station. His friends whom he had just a minute before bidden goodbye knew nothing of the accident. In order to be with his friends as long as possible, Cornish boarded the train and as a result met with the injury which resulted in his death. The body was removed to Funeral director J. L. Stader’s rooms and will be kept there until word has been received from his friends. Coroner H. J. Bell was notified of the accident and will come to Connellsville this afternoon to make an investigation into the man’s death. It is not likely that an inquest will be held.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, October 20, 1911, page 1, column 4


Two Inquests to be Held Tuesday

   The body of Adam Cornish of Swedetown, who died Thursday night at the Cottage State hospital of injuries sustained when he was struck by the Duquesne Limited at the B. & O. station, was removed this morning by Funeral Director J. L. Stader to the Polish church at Everson, from which place services were held. Interment in the Polish cemetery at Scottdale.

Article continues concerning other cases.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, October 21, 1911, page 1, column 2

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Dorothy Marie CORNISH Stone  ( -1924)

DOROTHY MARIE CORNISH

   Dorothy Marie Cornish, 15 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cornish of Uniontown, died Friday night.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 20, 1924, page 6, column 3

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Edward C. CORNISH (1880-1937)

Former Prominent Local Business Man,
Civic Leader
Dies after Lingering Illness.
FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY.

   Climaxing an illness extending over a period of several years, death came to Edward C. Cornish about 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, June 28, 1937. Forced by illness to retire from active business life, Mr. Cornish was recognized as one of Uniontown's most prominent successful business men, being a period of enterprise and possessing industrious qualities. Edward C. Cornish was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Rummell) Cornish. Born at Elizabeth, September 6, 1880, he began his education in the public schools at Elizabeth but at the age of seven his parents moved to McKeesport, where he attended school one year. Then the family spent three years on a farm in Wharton township, Fayette county, where he attended the public school. In 1891 the family moved to Uniontown and Edward finished his studies, attending for a time the high school. In 1902 he formed a partnership with his brother John W., and under the firm name of Cornish Brothers, carried on a successful contracting business. They erected many coke ovens and other buildings and laid a great deal of cement work. They dissolved in 1907, and for a year Edward C. continued in business alone. In 1909 he organized the Uniontown Builders' Supply Company, which was incorporated with Emmett Cornish, secretary and treasurer. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Cornish was operating the Fayette Farmers Supply, a business which he also organized. Mr. Cornish was also interested actively in civic affairs, having served three consecutive terms as a member of the Uniontown Board of Education. On November 14, 1900, Mr. Cornish married Martha Blanche McCartney, of Farmington, who survives him together with two children: Ralph Edward Cornish, of Greensburg, and Thelma Irene (W. T.) Latto, of Urichsville, O. Another daughter, Dorothy Marie Cornish, died in 1921. Also surviving are four brothers and a sister: Hunt Cornish, of Uniontown; Fred, of Hopwood; Emmett, of Uniontown, J. W. (Nick) Cornish, of Frostburg, Md., and Mrs. Hattie Kuhn, of Uniontown. Mr. Cornish, for many years, was a member of the Central Christian church, and took an active part in church and congregational affairs. Rev. W. J. McKinney, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 29, 1937, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 4, column 1


E. C. Cornish

   News of the death of Edward C. Cornish will be received with genuine regret by a host of friends and acquaintances throughout the county. Mr. Cornish was, for many years, recognized as one of the outstanding business men of the city. A man of sterling integrity, affable and congenial, ever considerate of the needs of others, he found time for effective work in civic affairs and in the work of his church. He served for many years as a member of the Board of Education, ever taking a deep and personal interest in the welfare of the boys and girls in the schools. His death comes as a distinct shock. His services to his community were outstanding.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 30, 1937, page 6, column 1

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Emily V. CORNISH ( -1955)

CORNISH, EMILY V. — age 81 years, wife of Robert H. Cornish, died in her residence at 115 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Friday morning, October 21, 1955. She was a life-long resident of this community. A member of the Woodsmen Circle, and the Central Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert H. Cornish, and the following children: Frank, New York City, Lawrence, Arthur, Leonard, Mrs. Floyd (Elizabeth) Neelan, all of Uniontown. Fifteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Russell. Friends will be received at J.H. Johnston & Sons, 65 North Gallatin Ave., after 10 a.m. today where services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 22, 1955, page 6, column 7

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Frank W. CORNISH ( -1961)

CORNISH, FRANK W.— Aged 65, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, died Wednesday evening, November 15, 1961. He was the son of the late Robert H. Cornish and Emily V. Cornish. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, residing in New York; children, Raymond, Uniontown; Fred, Isabella; Frank, Jr., Clark, and Mrs. Mae Faver, New York City; Mrs. Betty Harrison, Miss.; nineteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Floyd G. (Elizabeth) Neelan, Uniontown; three brothers, Lawrence, Arthur, and Leonard, Uniontown, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cornish in July 1961. Friends will be received in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., after 7 this evening and until Saturday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 17, 1961, page 28, column 1

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Frank Wade CORNISH, Jr. (1925-2003)

   Frank Wade Cornish, Jr., 78, of Brownfield, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 2, 1925, in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late Frank Wade Cornish Sr., and Margaret Brocius Cornish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by two sisters, Betty Harrison and Mae Favor and two brothers, Raymond and Fred Cornish. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Doris Betty Banfer Cornish; three sons, Donald W. Cornish and his wife, Marie of New Port Richey, Fla., Barry R. Cornish and his wife, Joanne of Easton, Pa., and Brian D. Cornish and his wife, Peggy of Cobina, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clark Cornish of Little Ferry, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post No. 51 of Uniontown, Pa., and he was a retired electrician. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Harrison Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa. ©The Herald Standard 2003


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 24, 2003

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Fred CORNISH (1919-2002)

   Fred Cornish, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, November 23, 2002 with his loving family at his bedside. He was born August 15, 1919 in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late Frank and Margaret Cornish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Fred (Pee Wee) Cornish, Jr. and a daughter, Edith Arlene Mitchell; a brother Raymond Cornish and two sisters, May and Betty. He is survived by his children, Ralph Cornish and his wife Lorraine of Uniontown, Margaret Conway and her husband Sylvester of Brownsville, Gary Cornish of Hopwood, Claire Rimmell and her husband Denny of Connellsville, Lorraine Tate and her husband David of Uniontown, Lisa Tate of Connellsville, Elsie Mae Cornish of Uniontown, Amy Flynn and her husband Dan of Buffington, Karen Cornish of Uniontown and Joyce Mackey and her husband Robert of Uniontown; 46 grandchildren; two brothers Frank Cornish of Little Brownfield and Clark Cornish of New Jersey. At his request, there was no public visitation. He will be buried in Dickerson Run Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


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

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John CORNISH ( -1905)

JOHN CORNISH

   After an illness lasting several years, John Cornish, aged 57 years, died about 6:30 p.m., Wednesday evening, October 11, 1905, at his home of Connellsville Street. His ailment was spinal trouble. The deceased was born in Allegheny County and started life as a masonry contractor, a trade he followed until about six years ago when he was forced to retire due to ill health. On December 27, 1866, he married Miss Elizabeth Rummell, of Elizabeth and they lived in Elizabeth for about 17 years moving from there to the old Seaton farm in Wharton Township where they lived for one year, coming afterwards to Uniontown. Mr. Cornish served in the Civil War as a member of Company E of the Pennsylvania Regiment and was wounded in the knee joint on the right leg and has been slightly crippled ever since. He was a member of several lodges in Elizabeth including the Knights of Pythias and American Mechanics. He was a member of the First M. P. Church of Uniontown. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children, as follows: Harry, Fred F., Edward C., William F, Robert H. and Miss Hattie, all of whom live in Uniontown. He also leaves four brothers and four sisters, all of whom live in Nebraska. Funeral service at the home Friday evening at 7 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. J. Hill assisted by Rev. J. W. Carpenter. Remains taken Saturday morning on the 7:05 a.m. train, Pennsylvania Railroad for interment in Elizabeth.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 12, 1905

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John Edward 'Bogie' CORNISH, Jr. (1990-2006)

John Edward Cornish, Jr.
Connellsville

John Edward "Bogie" Cornish, Jr., 16, of Connellsville, died at home on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, after a long courageous battle with leukemia. He will be forever missed by his loving family and all those whose hearts he touched throughout the years. Bogie was born Feb. 6, 1990, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of John Cornish Sr. and Gloria Fletcher Cornish, of Connellsville. He was a 12th-grade student at Southmoreland High School. His favorite hobbies were fishing and hunting. He loved all sports and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles pro football team. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kathy Cornish, at home; maternal grandparents, Albert Sr. and Sandra Fletcher, of Connellsville; paternal grandmother, Barbara Cornish, of Grindstone; the following aunts and uncles: Fred Cornish, of Grindstone, Bill and Vanessa Cornish, of Mt. Pleasant, Jesse and Ann Cornish, of Connellsville, Della Cornish, of Leisenring, Cathy Cornish, of Mt. Pleasant, Albert Fletcher Jr. and wife Yvonne, of Alverton, Terri Molinaro and husband Francis "Coco," Mark Fletcher and wife Tracy, James Fletcher and wife Chris, all of Connellsville, Jeannette Smith and husband Brian, Helen Crawford and husband Randy, all of Loysville, Pa.; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Fred Cornish II. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 10 a.m. Friday, the hour of the service, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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John M. 'Captain Jack' CORNISH (1919-2006)

   John M. "Captain Jack" Cornish, age 87, of Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, in Malabar, Florida. He was born April 13, 1919, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Carl E. Cornish and Anne Moser Cornish. He resided in historic Somerfield, Somerset County, Pa., current site of the Youghiogheny Reservoir and Route 40 Bridge, where his parents owned and operated the Cornish Arm's Hotel. John was a graduate of the Confluence High School, Somerset County, Pa., and Valley Forge Military Academy. He also attended West Virginia University and Franklin School of Science. He served his country proudly as a Major in the United States Army during World War II. He was the Commanding Officer at Fort Greely, Alaska and a member of the Uniontown Veterans of Foreign War Post 47. He had been employed in sales at Commercial Service in McKeesport, Pa. John was the Founder of "Captain Jack's" Lakeside Marine and Enterprises on Youghiogheny Lake, Addison, Pa., for 40 years, which he operated from 1952 until 1992. He also organized the Castaway Yacht Club of the Youghiogheny Reservoir. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Carl Seigle. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Frances Lucille Magda-Cornish; his son John M. Cornish, II, Ed. D., and wife, Carolyn Sue Kartesz-Cornish, Ed. D., of New Bethlehem, Pa., his sister Lavina Ann Cornish-Seigle, of Denver, Colorado, his nephew, Bernard N. Seigle, of Denver, Colorado, a sister-in-law, Velma Lamance, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa.; and numerous other nieces and nephews. 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., on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, April 21, until 11 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Father Mark Eckman of Saint Sylvester’s Church, in Pittsburgh, Pa., officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Honors will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Sisters of Divine Providence, 900 Bobcreek Boulevard, Allison Park, Pa 15101 or to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Kenneth D. CORNISH (1926-2007)

   Kenneth D. Cornish, 81, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Monday, February 12, 2007, at Arbors, of Canton, Ohio. He was born January 13, 1926, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Lawrence and Mary Dunlevy Cornish. In addition to being a land developer and homebuilder, Ken was the owner of Cornish Plumbing and Heating. The subdivisions Ken developed were Skyview Manor, Bantam Ridge Development, Dana Lynn Manor, Susan Circle, Orchard Place and Karen Place. He was Catholic by faith and a past member of the Home Builders Association. Preceding Ken in death were three brothers: Lawrence, James, and Robert Cornish. Ken is survived by his wife, Louise B. Kifer Cornish; son, Kenneth David (Debbie) Cornish, Jr., of Bloomingdale, Ohio; daughters, Susan (Edward Dougala) Cornish, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Dana (Ronald) Snider, of Wintersville; four grandchildren, Michael Snider, Loren Cornish, Joseph Snider, and Eric Cornish; and one brother, Gerald Cornish, of Richmond, Ohio. Friends may call at DUNLOPE-SHORAC FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Msgr. Gerald E. Calovini, officiating. Entombment Services will be at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, in Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday at 2 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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Lilith H. CORNISH ( -1973)

Cornish Funeral

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Mrs. Lilith H. Cornish, 64, of 111 Dixon Blvd., Uniontown, who died yesterday. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until 12 noon, then in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Russell W. Turner will officiate with burial in LaFayette Memorial Park. A retired caseworker for the Dept. of Public Assistance here, Mrs. Cornish was a member of Uniontown Chapter 263, Order of the Eastern Star, and Margaret E. Caven Shrine No. 42. A son, James V. Jr., survives at home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 1, 1973, page 13, column 8

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Louise Auston CORNISH ( -1926)

MRS. PAUL CORNISH

   Mrs. Hollie Wilson of this city, Saturday received a telegram informing her of the death of Mrs. Paul Cornish at her home in Port Morris, N. J. after a lingering illness. Mrs. Cornish was formerly Miss Louise Auston of this city. Funeral services will be held in


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 11, 1926, page 9, column 4

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Paul CORNISH ( -1937)

PAUL CORNISH

   Following an illness of four months, Paul Cornish, former Uniontown resident, died at 8 o'clock Saturday morning in a Cumberland, Md., hospital. Mr. Cornish was stricken last February. Two months ago it was necessary that he be removed to the hospital. His death was due to complications. In addition to his son William, who is attending school in New Jersey, he is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Cornish, of Frostburg, Md., and the following brothers and sisters, Carl, Addison; Herbert, Cumberland, Md.; Louis, Beckley, W. Va.; Nick, Frostburg; and Annetta, at home. His wife Louise Austin preceded him in death by 12 years. The body will be removed to Johnston's Funeral Chapel here, Sunday where friends may view the body until time for the services. Rev W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church, will conduct funeral services at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Johnson's mortuary chapel, 65 North Gallatin avenue. Burial in Park Place Cemetery. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 7, 1937, page 14, column 1

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Robert Hunter CORNISH ( -1961)

CORNISH, ROBERT HUNTER— Age 89 years, of 115 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, July 17, 1961. He formerly operated a livery stable and the Frost House Hotel and more recent years was operator of the Cornish Parking Lots on Penn St. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. Surviving are the following children, Lawrence, Arthur, Leonard, Frank, and Mrs. Floyd G. (Elizabeth) Neelan, of Uniontown; fourteen grandchildren; one hundred twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Frederick A. of Uniontown and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Kuhn of Uniontown. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., are incomplete and will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 17, 1961, page 27, column 7


R. H. Cornish
Funeral Set

   Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnston Funeral Home for Robert Hunter Cornish, 89, of 115 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, who died Monday. Dr. Earl P. Confer of the Central Christian Church will officiate and burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Friends are being received at the funeral home. Fogg-Cochran Class of the Central Christian Church will conduct a memorial service there at 8 tonight. Mr. Cornish operated the parking lot bearing his name on E. Penn St. in Uniontown. In former years he had operated a livery stable and the Frost House Hotel.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 18, 1961, page 9, column 1

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Russell CORNISH ( -1912)

   Death notice for Russell Cornish appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 2&3, 1912. 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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Sarah Caroline CORNISH ( -1920)

   Death notice for Sarah Caroline Cornish appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1920. 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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William CORNISH ( -1909)

JUMPED TO DEATH
Uniontown Man in Chicago Leaps
From Third Story Window

  CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 26.— Eluding his roommate and with a frantic good-bye on his lips, William Cornish of Uniontown, Pa., jumped from the third story window of thw Moody Ministerial college and died on his way to the hospital. He had been acting strangely for some time, and J. S. Osborne, his room-mate, had been cautioned to keep a close watch on him. Osborne had retired early without Cornish, last night, and was awakened by the wild cry of Cornish as he fell to the sidewalk. The ambulance was summoned immediately but the man died in a few minutes. The body was taken to the morgue and relatives in Uniontown, Pa., notified.

   William Cornish, age 31, the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cornish, of Connellsville street, had resided in Uniontown all his life and was well known all over Fayette county. About three years ago Mr. Cornish sustained a fractured skull by being struck on the back of the head with a brick and his death was thought to be only a question of a few hours. He was removed to the Uniontown hospital and although he suffered greatly from the effects of the blow he recovered.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 27, 1909, page 8, column 2

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Joshua B. COROB ( -1977)

COROB, JOSHUA B. — Infant son of Bradley W. and Jamie Lynn Kephart Corob, died Tuesday evening, May 10, 1977 at 8 p.m. in the Connellsville State General Hospital. Surviving are his maternal grandparents, James and Margaret Doyle Kephart, Uniontown; Paternal grandparents, Nicoli and Mary Cogar Corob; great paternal grandmother, Helen Bittner, great maternal grandmother, Bertha Corob. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m. the hour of service. Rev. Charles Krause will officiate. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 12, 1977, page 44, column 7

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Anna F. DiGiovanni CORONA ( -1997)

   Anna F. DiGiovanni Corona, 96, of Cokeburg, a native of Casentino, Italy, died early Sunday morning, April 20, 1997, in Washington County Health Center. She is survived by a son, Dominick Corona of Dunlevy; a daughter, Mrs. Anita Corona Delegram and husband, John, of Ellsworth; a brother, Gelindo DiGiovanni of the Bronx, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 23, until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, April 21, 1997

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Kathryn M. CORONA ( -1996)

   Kathryn M. Corona of LaBelle, Pa., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Monday, November 4, 1996. She was the daughter of Antonio and Minnie NiCola Corona. Her parents and a brother, John Corona, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Julia Grishkin and her husband, William, of LaBelle; a brother, Matthew C. Corona and his wife, Julie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. Private services will be held under direction of the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Angela Gandolfi CORRADO ( -1960)

Mrs. Corrado Dies At Home
Plan Rites For Physician’s Wife

   Mrs. Angela Gandolfi Corrado, wife of Dr. Cataldo Corrado, died Thursday night, May 19, 1960, at 7:20 in the family home, 136 E. Fayette St. Mrs. Corrado was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux R. C. Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Society and the Fayette County Medical Society Auxiliary. She also was a charter member of the Maria Montessori Lodge 1711, Uniontown. In addition to her husband, she leaves five daughters, Mrs. Bernadette Conrad, Carmelita Corrado, Mrs. Andrienne Crow, Mrs. Miraim Collier, all of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Claudette Albertson, Drexel Hill; three sons, Edward, Pittsburgh; Joseph and Cataldo Jr., Uniontown. Also surviving are several grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers. Arrangements under direction of the Gleason Funeral Home are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 20, 1960, page 1, column 5


CORRADO, ANGELA GANDOLFI— Friends will be received in the late residence, 136 E. Fayette St., after 12 noon today, until Monday at 10 a.m., when prayer service will be held. Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be intoned at 10:30 a.m. in St. Therese De Lisieux R. C. Church. The Rev. Fr. Nicholas J. Thomas will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in St. Rita’s Cemetery, Connellsville under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the Fayette County Heart Fund in memory of the deceased. The Catholic Daughters of America Court 505 and the Knights of Columbus Council 1275 will recite the Rosary this evening at 8 o’clock, Maria Montessori Lodge 1711 will conduct ritualistic services Sunday evening at 7 o’clock. St. Therese Holy Name Society and St. Therese Holy name Society will meet in the residence Sunday evening at 8:15. The Fourth Degree Albert Gallatin Assembly at 8:30 and the Order Alhambra Avila Caravan 124 of Greensburg at 9 o’clock to recite the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 21, 1960, page 11, column 7

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Bridget CORRIGAN died in 1911. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

CORRIGAN, BRIDGET
The funeral of Bridget CORRIGAN was held Monday morning at St. John’s Roman Catholic church, by the Rev. Father B. P. KENNA at 9 o’clock.  The church was well filled and the service were most impressive.  Requiem high mass was said by Father KENNA and a sermon, though short, deeply affected his audience.

Miss CORRIGAN was aged 20 years and was born February 27, 1891 and was a daughter of Patrick CORRIGAN.  Besides her father she is survived by one sister, Catherine.  Miss CORRIGAN died on June 20 after a lingering illness of several months.

Beside the pall bearers, there were six young women, all acquaintances of the deceased, who followed the casket.  The pall bearers were:  Martin MURPHY, Peter ELIAS, Miles CASSIDY, Peter BOYLE, Mike McGIVERN, and Joe THOMPSON.  The young women were:  Minnie SCHIFFBOWER, Margaret ROGERS, Sarah McKnight, Emma ELIAS, Kate McGIVERN, and Kate CONCORAH.  Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.    Uniontown Morning Herald;  Wed. 7-5-1911  


Edward W. CORRISTAN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Edward W. Corristan, a widely known World war veteran of Dickerson Run, died in the family residence there Tuesday evening, December 18, 1934, at 5 o'clock, following an illness of two years.
A native of Ohiopyle, he was a son of W. G. and the late Charlotte Weir Corristan.  He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and the American Legion, all of Ohiopyle.  During the World war he served overseas with the 319th infantry of the 80th Division.
Surviving are:  his widow, Laura Sheppard Corristan; two children William and Winifred, both at home; his father, W. G. Corristan; four brothers, Harvey G. Corristan, of Wilkinsburg; Robert, Hugh, and Cliff Corristan, all of Ohiopyle; and five sisters, Mrs. G. E. Hershberger, of Butler; Mrs. Lee Woodmancy, Mrs. Nell Turner, Agnes and Ruth Corristan, all of Ohiopyle.
Funeral services will be held in the family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Dickerson Run cemetery.


Dino J. CORTESE (1959-1994)

   Dino J. Cortese, 35, of Malden, Mass., and formerly of Salem Township, Greensburg R.D. 4, Pa., died Thursday at his home in Massachusetts. He is survived by his parents, Peter F. and Donna Golock Cortese of Salem Township, Greensburg R.D. 4; one brother, Mario Cortese and his wife, Lesa, of Greensburg R.D. 4; one sister, Gina Marie Cortese Schafer and her husband, Rev. Raymond Schafer, of Washington, Pa.; five nephews, Bryan Joseph Yurinko, Paul James Yurinko, Raymond Peter Schafer, Caleb Joseph Cortese, Kyle Jacob Cortese who was his godson; and one niece, Danielle Marie Schafer. Friends will be received at the John L. Bash Funeral Home, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 9:15 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–January 8, 1959
   Died—–August 25, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, August 28, 1994

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John COSSEL (1900-1995)

   John Cossel, 95, of Hinckley, Ohio, formerly of Perryopolis, R.D. 1, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, in Pearlview Nursing Home, Brunswick, Ohio. He was born June 26, 1900, at Broadford, a son of the late Peter and Mary Kalman Cossel. He was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church and the Slovak Catholic Sokol Club, both of Perryopolis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Kurdila Cossel, on May 28, 1982; and two grandsons, Gregory and Matthew Cossel. He is survived by one daughter and three sons: Mrs. Bernard (Susan) Esker of Painesville, Ohio; John Bernard Cossel and wife Mary Jane of North Royalton, Ohio; Jerome D. Cossel and wife Patricia of King of Prussia; Vincent E. Cossel and wife Joan of Hinckley, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., Perryopolis, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Perryopolis. There will be a wake service held at the funeral home at 8 tonight.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 15, 1995

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Mary COSSEL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

MISS MARY COSSEL BURIED

The funeral for Miss Mary Cossel, 34 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cossel of Davidson Hill, who died Sunday, was held this morning. Requiem high mass was celebrated at St. Stephen's Greek Catholic Church at Leisenring No. 1 with Rev. Father Cornelius Gribovsky, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Connellsville Daily Courier
November 10, 1931