Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Mary E. DAWES ( -1906)

   Death notice for Mary E. Dawes, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Fayette County, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 26, 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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Anne M. Martinelli DAWSON (1930-2005)

Anne M. Dawson
Vanderbilt

Anne M. Martinelli Dawson, 75, of Walnut Avenue, Vanderbilt, died early Monday morning, Dec. 5, 2005, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 24, 1930, in New York, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Stella Villarolla Martinelli. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Scottdale Moose. Anne leaves to cherish her memory her husband, William G. Dawson, of Vanderbilt; her children, Gloria A. Batchlor and her husband, James, of Florida, Michael J. Gavin and his wife, Gayle, of Dawson, Theresa S. Shipley and her husband, Eugene, of Dickerson Run, Andrew J. Gavin and his wife, Nina, of New York, Catherine A. Schroyer and her husband, John, of Connellsville, Anne Marie Kozar, of Uniontown, and Beth Anne Dawson, of Connellsville; 13 grandchildren, Kathleen Fennell, Michael Gavin Jr., Misty Guest, Elliott Gavin, Kerry Long, Dean Harvey Jr., Anthony and Nicholas Gavin, Marteine, Chad and Shane MacBurney, and Chelsea and J.J. Kozar; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother and sister, Francis Antinelli and her husband, Lawrence, of New York, and Michael Martinelli, of Boston, Mass. Anne's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A private blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak, pastor of the Church of St. John the Baptist, officiating. The Women's Auxiliary of the Scottdale Moose will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity in memory of Anne M. Dawson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 6, 2005

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Bessie DAWSON ( -1956)

Woman Follows
Sister In Death

   Death last night took the sister of a Brownsville woman who had passed away only two days before. Mrs. Bessie Dawson died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Neugeabauer, in Meadville. Her body will be returned to Brownsville for burial. Her sister, Mrs. Alice Dawson Reynolds, succumbed Sunday night in Brownsville Hospital and was to be buried today.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 9, 1956, page 2, column 1


Final Rites Held
For Bessie Dawson

   Funeral services were to be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon for Bessie Dawson of Meadville, who died Tuesday night, two days after the death of her sister, Mrs. Alice Dawson Reynolds. The Rev. William H. Ryall of Brownsville Presbyterian Church was to officiate at the services in the Ross Funeral Home, Brownsville. Burial was to be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 11, 1956, page 12, column 6

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bullet Mrs. Charles DAWSON died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert White and daughter, Miss Leanore, of Cycle avenue, were called to Oakland, Md., the latter part of last week by the serious illness and death on Saturday morning of Mrs. White's mother, Mrs. Charles Dawson. The funeral services were held from the Dawson home on Monday afternoon. Mr. Dawson preceded his wife in death a number of years.  Surviving, in addition to Mrs. White, are a number of sons and daughters of the deceased. Although in ill health for the past six or eight months, Mrs. Dawson's condition became critical only recently ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - August 3, 1937)


Charles Edwin DAWSON, Sr. (1927-2005)

   Charles Edwin Dawson Sr., 78, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, May 23, 2005, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 22, 1927, at South Truro, Mass., a son of the late Aubrey and Lauretta Christenson Dawson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca C. Collins Dawson; two children, George R. Dawson and Timothy E. Dawson; and three brothers and a sister, William Dawson, Richard Dawson, Ruth Klaft and George Dawson. Surviving are six children, Charles Jr., and Gayla Dawson of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul and Sandra Dawson of St. Louis, Mo., Lori and Bill Ashton of Hopwood, Dawn Kessler of Uniontown, Peter Dawson of Freeport, Maine, and Matthew and Donna Dawson of Erie, Pa.; two sisters and a brother, Lauretta Bondio of Metairie, La., Pauline Collins of Appleton, Wisc., and David Dawson of Prospect, Maine; 25 grandchildren, Adam and Jennifer Lucas, Holly Willis, Amy Brown, Justin and Bradley Barrett, Justin and Jeremiah Dawson, William, Katie, Laura and Benjamin Ashton, Timothy, Scarlett and Angie Dawson, Paul, Joshua and Samantha Kessler and Joseph, Bethany, Paige, Daniel and Jacob Dawson, and Brennan and Logan Dawson; and seven great-grandchildren. Charles was a member of Jacob's Lutheran Church. He served in the Merchant Marine off the Coast of Normandy from 1942 until 1945, and then in the U.S. Army in World War II, during the Berlin Occupation from 1945, until his retirement at the rank of First Sergeant in 1968. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 47 of Uniontown, the Continental II Gun Club, and the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, OF HOPWOOD, today from 7 TO 9 P.M., Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., and Thursday until 10 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., in Jacob's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Todd Kornahrens officiating. Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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Clarence J. DAWSON (1884-1966)

DAWSON, CLARENCE J.— 82, Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Brownsville, died in the Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Oct. 29, 1966. He was born in Rogers, O., June 23, 1884. He was a retired carpenter and had resided in Florida for the past 8 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, No. 1344 and was the oldest member of the South Brownsville Volunteer Fire Co. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Porter Dawson; a son, Walter (Dick) Dawson, and a sister, Mrs. Belle Mack. Burial in LaFayette Memorial Park under the direction of the Ross Funeral Home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1966

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Cora DAWSON ( -1880)

Cora Dawson

   Died of Diphtheria on Sunday, a daughter of Joseph Dawson and Ariminta Jones, aged about 10 years, she was buried at Chestnut Hill, Connellsville, Tuesday.


The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 8, 1880

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Daisy DAWSON ( -1901)

   Death notice for Daisy Dawson appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 25, 1901. 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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Edna Trump DAWSON (1885-1914)

SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS FATAL TO MRS. DAWSON.

  CONNELLSVILLE, Jan. 25, 1914— A wound self-inflicted proved fatal to Mrs. Smith Dawson Jr., aged 29, when she died at the Cottage State hospital this evening at 6:15 o'clock. The body was taken to Mitchell's Morgue to prepare it for burial but no arrangements have been made for the funeral.

   The circumstances surrounding the shooting were considered the saddest in the history of Connellsville. During a severe illness on last Wednesday, Mrs. Dawson eluded a nurse and fired a shot into her right temple in an effort to escape pain. On Wednesday she gave birth to a stillborn son. She is survived by four children, the oldest being eight years. The children are Martha, William, Dorothy, and Gertrude. She was the daughter of Hiram P. Trump. Her maiden name was Edna Trump. One sister, Mrs. George Clayton, of Connellsville, and seven brothers, Wilbur, Walter and Oran of Sharon, and Charles, Ernest, and Michael Trump, of Connellsville, also survive.

   Mrs. Dawson became despondent some time before shooting herself. She told members of the family on last Tuesday she intended to put an end of it all. On last Wednesday while neighbors, who were attending her, went downstairs to prepare a cup of cocoa for the sick woman, she got out of bed and walking to the mantel secured her husband's revolver and sent a bullet crashing through her right temple.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–January 15, 1885, Dunbar
   Buried–Chestnut Hill Cemetery


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1914

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Elizabeth McGregor DAWSON Headstone (1856-1927)

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson, Mount Pleasant, March 18----Word was received of the death this morning at Uniontown of Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor Dawson, 72 years old, widow of Ellis Bailey Dawson, an attorney of Uniontown. Her home was on North Gallatin Ave. Mrs. Dawson was a sister of the late Robert McGregor, husband of Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor of West Main Street. She is survived by a son, John, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Davis of Uniontown. Before her marriage Mrs. Dawson made her home with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGregor.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 18, 1927

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G. Haven DAWSON ( -1935)

G. HAVEN DAWSON

   Following a lingering illness, G. Haven Dawson, 49, division engineer for the H. C. Frick Coke Company, died at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon January 16, 1935, in his home, 614 Arthur avenue, Scottdale. He is survived by his widow, Florence Hurst Dawson, and five children: Margaret, G. Haven Dawson, Jr., Olive, Thomas and David Dawson, all at home; three sisters Misses Margaret, Blanche and Phoebe Dawson, all of Philadelphia; and a brother, William H. Dawson, of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the family residence. Rev. J. W. Witherspoon, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial in the Scottdale cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 18, 1935, page 17, column 3

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George DAWSON ( -1934)

GEORGE DAWSON

   George Dawson, aged 80, well-known resident of Brownsville, died in the Brownsville General hospital at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon after several weeks' illness. For many years he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Tony Wilson, No. 3 Cass street, Brownsville. Besides Mrs. Wilson he is survived by two other daughter and three sons. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at nine o'clock in St. Peter's R. C. church in New Salem. Requiem high mass will be solemnized by the Rev. Fr. Martin Brennan. Burial in the church cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 18, 1934, page 11, column 6

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George W. DAWSON ( -1921)

GEORGE W. DAWSON

George W. Dawson, 42 years old, of Charleroi, died Sunday afternoon at the Allegheny General hospital, Pittsburg, following a second operation. He is survived by two brothers, J. W. Dawson of Uniontown and Lutellus Dawson of Charleroi, and three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Melen, Mrs. Mary Lancaster and Mrs. Clark Lancaster, all of Charleroi.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 19, 1921, page 8, column 4

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Harrison DAWSON ( -1914)

HARRISON DAWSON
Former Fayette Farmer Drops Dead
at Charleroi.

   Harrison Dawson, 75 years old, a retired farmer, died suddenly this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lancaster at Charleroi, with whom he was making his home. Mr. Dawson arose this morning at his usual hour apparently in good health. After eating his breakfast he went out to feed the chickens. Returning he sat down to read the morning papers. He died a short time later. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

   Mr. Dawson was born near Uniontown and was a farmer for a number of years. His wife, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Richey, died about a year ago. The following children survive: Attorney William J. Dawson, Uniontown; George Dawson, Lutellus Dawson, James Dawson, Mrs. Lancaster and Mrs. Alice Leland, all of Charleroi. One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes of Connellsville, and one brother, William Dawson of Uniontown, survives.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 6, 1914, page 2, column 4

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Harry DAWSON, Sr. (1880-1958)

DAWSON, HARRY SR.— Age 58 years, died Sunday, March 23, 1958 in the Connellsville State Hospital. Born June 10, 1880 at Connellsville, the son of the late Morris R. Dawson and Isabelle Snowden Dawson. He was a member of the Amalgamated Association of Electric Railway Motor Coach Employees. He was a retired West Penn motor conductor having retired in 1947 after 32 years of service. He was the owner of Lady Jane Snack Bar Route 119. He was predeceased by his wife, Lady Jane Dawson, August 12, 1957. Survivors are two sons, Harry Dawson of Masontown; Joseph C. Dawson of Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marie) Lohr of Evans Manor; Mrs. Charles (Harriet) Shrader of Lemont Furnace; eighteen grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the McCormick Funeral Home, Connellsville where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Captain Richard Howell officiating. Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 25, 1958, page 13, column 7

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bullet Henry C. DAWSON died in 1911. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

DAWSON, HENRY C.
Henry C. DAWSON, brother of John DAWSON of Uniontown, died at his home in Hillsboro, Ohio on July 1, 1911.  He was a son of the late John DAWSON, Esq. of Uniontown and was born here February 1, 1834.  He was educated at Madison College, and after graduation, studied law, was admitted to the Fayette county bar, and practiced until the breaking out of the war.  He enlisted in 1861 in the 8th Penna. Reserves and served until the close, attaining the rank of captain.  After the war, Captain DAWSON removed to Highland county, Ohio, engaged in farming and the practice of his profession.  He was sheriff of his county and a member of the Ohio Legislature.  He leaves four daughters:  Anne, Nellie and Ruth at home, and Katherine, wife of George BARRERE, of Hillsboro. 
Uniontown Morning Herald; Tues. 7-4-1911


Hopwood Hays DAWSON ( -1928)

HOPWOOD HAYS DAWSON

   Hopwood Hays Dawson died at his home, Ford City, Tuesday morning, September 25, 1928, according to word received by local relatives. Mr. Dawson was 66 years old. He had been ill for several years. Mr. Dawson was born near High House and lived most of his life in Hopwood and Uniontown. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, Knights of Pythias and the Presbyterian church. Surviving are his wife, three children, Orville, Naidine and Elizabeth; and the following brothers and sisters: Frank and Charles Dawson of Uniontown; Mrs. Elizabeth Goff of Uniontown; Walter Dawson and Mrs. Julia D. Porter of Hopwood. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 26, 1928, page 15, column 4

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Transcribed by Elaine Kalantarian


Isadora DAWSON ( -1923)

MRS. ISADORA DAWSON

   Funeral services for Mrs. Isadora Dawson, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha D. White, to Mount Pleasant on Monday following a stroke of apoplexy, will be held Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church of this place. Mrs. Dawson was an active member of the church here for many years and had never transferred her letter from it. The body will be brought here Wednesday morning by Funeral Director C. C. Mitchell and will lie in state, at the church until 3:30 o’clock, the hour of the services. Rev. J. L. Proudfit will officiate, assisted by Rev. J. E. Hartman, the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Pleasant. Interment will be private in the Hill Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Dawson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. White of Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. W. S. Weible of Pittsburgh, one son, Harry J. Dawson of Morgantown, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. D. K. Dilworth and Miss Hannah Montgomery, both of this city, and one brother, John Montgomery of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Helen White and Charles Harold Weible.


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

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Jacob DAWSON ( -1913)

   Death notice for Jacob Dawson appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 26, 1913. 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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James DAWSON ( -1898)

James Dawson

   The Daily Evening Kansan of Newton, Kan. contains the following death notice of James Dawson, a former Fayette countain [sic]: "James Dawson, county surveyor of Harvey county, died this morning, March 17, 1898 at 6:45. He was 68[?] years of age and has been suffering from cancer of the eye. He was sick 11 weeks. He was the second son of John and Elizabeth Dawson of Fayette, county Pa. and came to this state about 35(?) years ago. In his early days he taught school. In April 1842[?], he married Elizabeth Beeson, to whom were born eight children, four of whom are dead and six survive [that doesn't add up]. He was a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil Wars. He moved to Iowa in 185? and in 1861 was elected surveyor of Johnson county. He came here in 1873 and for the last 12 years held the position of county surveyor of Harvey county. He was a brother of Lewis M. Dawson of this place, John S. of Hopwood, William H. of South Union, Harrison of Luzerne, Mrs. Ellis Barnes of Connellsville and Mrs. Sarah Jane Murphy of Newton, Kan."


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 22, 1898

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Jerry Kendall DAWSON ( -1926)

JERRY K. DAWSON

   Jerry Kendall Dawson, 71 years old, a former resident of Fayette county, died September 9 at his home at Los Angeles, Cal., where he had resided for 40 years. He is survived by three daughters. The funeral service was held Saturday in Los Angeles.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 13, 1926, page 2, column 5

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John DAWSON ( -1868)

Died

  DAWSON— March 7th, 1868, at the residence of his father, Joseph Dawson, in Connellsville, Fayette Coiunty, Pa., JOHN DAWSON, aged 11 years and 11 months.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 12, 1868, Vol. I, No. 10, page 3, column 3

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John F. DAWSON ( -1900)

   Death notice for John F. Dawson, brother of Mrs. C. A. Grannell of Smithfield, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 3, 1900. 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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John M. DAWSON ( -1894)

   Death notice for John M. Dawson, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February, 1894. 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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John Nicholas DAWSON ( -1917)

JOHN N. DAWSON

   John Nicholas Dawson, 77 years old, for 20 years justice of the peace in Uniontown, before it became a city of the third class, died last evening following an illness due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Dawson was a son of the late Judge John L. Dawson, one of the prominent members of the Fayette county bar in his day. He was born in Uniontown and received his early education in the Uniontown schools and at Madison college. He late entered Washington college, now Washington and Jefferson college and was graduated in the class of 1861. He successfully operated the plant of the Union Woolen Mills in Uniontown for nine years until it was destroyed by fire. He soon afterwards opened a store in Uniontown and continued in business until by was elected justice of the peace in 1888. Deceased is survived by his widow and the following children: J. Evans Dawson, Attorney R. W. Dawson, J. Littleton Dawson, Miss Anne B. Dawson, all of Uniontown, and Mrs. Henry Arnold of Newburg, N. Y.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 21, 1917, page 3, column 3

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John S. DAWSON ( -1908)

JOHN S. DAWSON

   John S. Dawson, aged 79 years and a lifelong resident of Fayette county died at his home at Hopwood, Saturday afternoon July 4, 1908. Bright's disease was the cause of his demise. He is survived by a wife, four sons, two daughters and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services Monday afternoon at the Hopwood M. E. church of which the deceased was a member. He was also a member of the Fort Necessity lodge and the latter attended the services in a body. Mr. Dawson was the son of John and Elizabeth Dawson and was born at the old homestead where the Continental No. 3 now stands. He had lived in Hopwood for half a century. The children of the deceased are: Hayes Dawson, Canonsburg; Frank of Prospect Mines, Charles and Walter at home, Mrs. Julia Porter and another married daughter. The deceased was 79 years old and the average age of his brothers and sisters is about 78 years. The brothers are William H. Dawson, south of Uniontown; Harrison Dawson, Charleroi; and Louis M. Dawson, Uniontown. The sisters are Mrs. Sarah Jane Murphy, Wellington, Kansas and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes of Connellsville.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 6, 1908

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Transcribed by Elaine Kalantarian


John William DAWSON ( -1930)

JOHN WILLIAMS DAWSON

   John William, the 22-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dawson, of New Salem, died, Sunday, March 30, 1930, in the Uniontown Hospital, following a short illness of pneumonia. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother John and three sisters, Verna, Frances and Anna, all at home. Funeral services will be in St. Procaoious church, New Salem, Wednesday at 9 a.m., when requiem mass will be read. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 1, 1930, page 6, column 2

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Pvt. Joseph DAWSON (1832-1901)

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

Pvt. Joseph Dawson

White, male, 69 years old, Civil War Veteran
   Cause of death–Bright’s Disease
   Born–June 7, 1832, Dunbar
   Died–May 30, 1901, Connellsville
   Buried–Section M Lot 352, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville
   Spouse–Ariminta Jones Dawson
   Residence–Baldwin Avenue, Connellsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 47, line 41


  DAWSON— At the home of his son, Norris Dawson, on Thursday, May 30th, 1901, Joseph Dawson, aged 69 years. Deceased had come from the National Military Home in Indiana only the day before to attend Memorial Day services with Wm. Kurtz Post No. 104 of the G. A. R., of which he was a member. He took suddenly ill Wednesday night and died as his comrades were marching to the cemetery to decorate the graves of their departed. Interment was in Hill Grove on Sunday. The following children survive: Anna, Lenn, Mrs. Mollie Snowden, Mrs. Jennie Cox and Norris Dawson. Deceased had a good army record, serving in the Civil War with the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

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

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Larry Allen DAWSON ( -1944)

DAWSON, LARRY ALLEN, aged 6 months, died in the family residence, York Run, Pa., June 26, 1944 at 1:55 a. m. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Dawson, and one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. McDowell officiating. Interment in Walnut Hill cemetery under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–Reginald Fields Dawson


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 27, 1944, page 3, column 1

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Lola Brown DAWSON Stone  (1872-1896)

Our County Correspondents
DAWSON

   Mrs. Newton Dawson, aged 24 years, died on Thursday, May 21st, 1896, after an illness of two months. The body was removed to the home of her mother, Mrs. Brown, at Fairchance. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. A. J. King of Uniontown on Saturday. Interment at the Fairchance Cemetery. Mrs. Dawson leaves a husband and one child. She was a member of the Baptist Church and highly respected by all who knew her.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, May 29, 1896, page 4, column 2


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

Lola Brown Dawson

White, female, 24 years old, married
   Cause of death–Peritonitis, sick 7 weeks
   Born–1872, in Smithfield
   Died–May 21, 1896
   Buried–Fairchance
   Father– John Brown
   Mother– Sydia Brown


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 36, line 112

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Malinda DAWSON ( -1885)

   Death notice for Malinda Dawson, appeared in the Republican Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 10, 1885. 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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Malinda Barnhart DAWSON (1830-1903)

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

Malinda Barnhart Dawson

White, female, 63 years old, married, lived in New Haven
   Born–December 4, 1830, in Dunbar
   Obituary–Daily News Standard, October 13, 1903
   Father–Nicholas Barnhart
   Mother–Susan Miller Barnhart
   Spouse–Pvt. Smith Dawson


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 50, line 147

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Marshall P. DAWSON ( -1900)

   Death notice for Marshall P. Dawson, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 11 & 12, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Mary DAWSON (1853-1923)

MARY DAWSON

   Mrs. Mary Dawson, aged 70, colored, died at the County Home Monday, May 21, 1923, from ailments incident to age. She was born in Nelson county, Virginia, in May, 1853. She is survived by one daughter. Funeral services will be held from the Mt. Olive Baptist church this afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. P. H. Thompson, assisted by Rev. J. E. Reed, officiating. Interment will be in Uniondale cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 24, 1923, page 3, column 3

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Mary Cole DAWSON ( -1942)

MRS. MARY DAWSON

   Mrs. Mary Cole Dawson, who was born March 28, 1874, at Fairchance, died in the family home at 9:45 o’clock Friday night at Lemont Furnace. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Dawson is survived by her husband, Bruno Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Lambert of Connellsville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Ruby Ridley of Lemont Furnace and Thelda Faye Lambert of Connellsville, and one great-granddaughter, Beverley Jean Ridley of Lemont Furnace. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Emma Matthews of Mount Braddock, Mrs. Blanche Blackey of Dunbar, Mrs. Florence Minerd of Dunbar, James G. Cole of Republic, and Charles Cole of Dunbar. Several nephews and nieces also survive. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home. Interment will be made in Percy Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 6, 1942, page 2, column 5

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

In the Uniontown hospital a week, Mrs. Mary Ann Dawson of Stewart avenue, died at 9 o'clock Saturday morning.  She was the daughter of the late Thurman and Hannah Frazee.
One sister, Mrs. James R. Barnes of Hopwood, and a brother, Al G. Frazee of Los Angeles, survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Barnes home in Hopwood.
(Standard - Jul 24, 1937)


Mary Ann DAWSON ( -1831)

DIED

  DAWSON— On Sunday evening the 20th. after a lingering illness Mary Ann daughter of John Dawson Esq. of this borough, aged 9 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 28, 1831, page 3, column 3

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Mary Elizabeth DAWSON (1886-1968)

DAWSON, MARY ELIZABETH— Age 82 years, of 39 Race St., died Sunday, November 3, 1968 in the Fisher-Fazio Nursing Home, Markleysburg. Born September 9, 1886 in Bruceton Mills, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Smith Arnold. She was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband Ewing Dawson, and her first husband James Rankin. Surviving are a half-brother, W. H. Everly of Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; one niece and one nephew. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morganton St., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 6, until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Dr. Vincent T. Ross and Rev. Donald Jacks officiating. Interment will be in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 5, 1968, page 15, column 7

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Mary M. DAWSON (1916-2010)

   Mary M. Dawson, 93, of Smithfield, Pa. and formerly of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on January 5, 2010. She was born March 27, 1916 in Howesville, W. Va., daughter of Franklin Henry Myers and Bertha Mae Hartman Myers. Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband, Paul L. Dawson; two brothers, Edward Myers and Henry Myers and one sister, Amy Salisbury. Surviving are the following children, Bruce Dawson and wife Patricia, Franklin, Tennessee, Marilyn Moore, New Salem, Pa. and Dennis Dawson and wife Maxine, Smithfield, Pa.; four grandchildren; six great grand-children; brothers, Leroy Myers and Johnny Myers and sisters, Gertrude Greaser and Anna Jean Radabaugh. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Services begin at 12 noon with Rev. Jong Koe officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.


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

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Minnie A. DAWSON Stone  (1870-1899)

   Death notice for Minnie A. Dawson, daughter of Lewis, Sr. and sister of Mrs. E. V. Strickler, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 6 & 8, 1899. 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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Nancy Anna DAWSON ( -1929)

NANCY ANNA DAWSON

   Taken ill while attending services in the St. Procopius R. C. church at New Salem Friday morning, March 1, 1929, Mrs. Nancy Anna Dawson, aged 68 years of New Salem, died about forty-five minutes later despite medical attention. Mrs. Dawson is survived by her husband, George Dawson of New Salem; six children, Thomas and John Dawson, both of New Salem, George Dawson of Footedale, Mrs. Thomas Quinn of Morgan, Mrs. Austin Kane of Edenborn and Mrs. T. T. Wilson of Brownsville, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Monday morning with high mass of requiem in St. Procopius church at 9 o’clock. The Rev. Fr. Charles Trefny will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 2, 1929, page 19, column 2

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Naomi Elaine Fullem DAWSON Stone  (1926-2006)

   Naomi Elaine (Fullem) Dawson, 79, of Carmichaels, Greene County, Pa., died Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in her home with her loving family by her side. She was born February 1, 1926, in Sleepy Hollow, Georges Township, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Horatio "Hoyt" Fullem and Mary Elizabeth (Divil) Fullem. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Robert Fullem and Delbert Fullem. She was the last surviving member of her parent's immediate family. Naomi was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., and the Friendship Sunday School Class. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Verl E. Dawson, Sr.; her son, Verl E. Dawson, Jr., and wife, Judy, of Carmichaels, Pa.; two grandchildren: Marie Thomas and husband, David, of Crucible, Greene County, Pa., and Mark L. Dawson and wife, Karen, of Martinsburg, West Virginia; five great- grandchildren: Brandon, Garrett, David, Jr., Christian and Jacob. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation and services will be held at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 17 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Friday, January 6, 2006, from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Leonard and the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

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Norris DAWSON ( -1905)

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NORRIS DAWSON DEAD
Was Well Known in Connellsville and
This Vicinity

   Norris Dawson died this morning at his home near Vachailas farm in Connellsville township. Deceased was 53 years of age. No arrangements have been made for the funeral. The cause of death was a complication of diseases. Dawson was 53 years old. He was a resident of Connellsville for many years. By occupation he was a puncher. Dawson served some time as a member of the Connellsville police force. He married Miss Snowden of Brownsville. …… of grown children survive. Until … Dawson made his home just below Baldwin avenue.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 24, 1905, page 1, column 2

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Paul DAWSON, Sr. (1908-1957)

DAWSON, PAUL W.— 49, of 417 Hummell St., Brownsville, died Oct. 12, 1957 in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 30, 1908 in Tippecanoe, PA and worked as an inspector for Manufacturers Light and Heat Co. Surviving are his wife, Helen, a son, Paul, two daughters, Mrs. Joanne Adams and Lori Lee, a brother, Walter, and his father, Clarence. Ross Funeral Home announced that arrangements are incomplete.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1957


Paul Dawson Sr. Of
S. Brownsville Dies

   Paul Dawson, Sr., of 417 Hummell St., South Brownsville, died this morning in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Dawson was a trustee of the South Brownsville Vol. Fire Dept. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the J. T. Ross & Son Funeral Home, Brownsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 12, 1957, page 7, column 1


PAUL DAWSON

   Paul Dawson, 49, of Brownsville, died Saturday in a Pittsburgh hospital. A native of Tippecanoe, he was an inspector for Manufacturers Light & Heat Co. He leaves his widow, one son, two daughters, his father and one brother.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 15, 1957, page 2, column 5

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Phoebe Carter DAWSON ( -1930)

PHOEBE C. DAWSON

   Mrs. Phoebe Carter Dawson, 63, wife of Ewing M. Dawson, died at the late home, 14 East Craig street, this morning, January 7, 1930, at 1:15. Mrs. Dawson has been a lifelong resident of Uniontown and leaves a host of grieving friends and relatives. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Suder, of Turtle Creek. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 7, 1930, page 9, column 3


DAWSON SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Phoebe Carter Dawson will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home, 14 East Craig street. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 9, 1930, page 14, column 3

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Richard DAWSON (1942-2010)

Connellsville Man, 68,
Killed by Train

   Police are looking for any possible witnesses after a Connellsville man was struck and killed by a train late Tuesday morning. Richard Dawson, 68, of Connellsville, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck shortly after 10:30 a.m. on the tracks near North Water Street. Police had been called a few minutes earlier when someone spotted Dawson walking in the middle of the street near the tracks. "He was a very nice person," said Mary Hyatt, a worker at a fast-food restaurant that Dawson frequented. "He never bothered anyone." She added that children at the restaurant would refer to Dawson as Santa Claus. The call came over Fayette County 911 dispatch that a man had been found decapitated on the train tracks. Police, fire, emergency medical services and the coroner were called to the scene around the area in front of Sidewinders Bar. Hyatt and other residents who gathered at the scene recalled seeing Dawson walking around town and along Water Street. It's unknown how Dawson came to be hit by the train. The Fayette County Coroner's office had no information on the cause of death as of press time.


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


  CONNELLSVILLE— A Connellsville man, often seen walking the city streets, was found dead Tuesday along the CSX railroad tracks after being struck by a westbound train. Richard Dawson, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner's Office at 11:25 a.m. An autopsy was being performed Tuesday afternoon by Pittsburgh forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, according to the county coroner's office. He was found just steps away from the entrance into the apartments above the Sidewinder's bar on Water Street where he lived. Police detective Lt. Steven Shaffer, who is conducting the investigation, said it has yet to be determined if Dawson's death was an accident or intentional. "There were people that saw him in the area 15 or 20 minutes before the call came in, but no one has come forward as an eyewitness to the accident," said Shaffer. "Did he trip and fall? Was it intentional? At this point we don't know, and unless we have someone that actually saw what happened, we might never know for sure." Connellsville health and code officer Tom Currey said as he was traveling along Water Street when he spotted a body lying along the railroad tracks. "The train that had apparently struck him had already gone by and another train was approaching," said Currey. "I was able to flag the (second) train down and stop it and called 911." Shaffer said that the engineer of the westbound train was not aware the accident had taken place until he was later notified. It is unknown where the train was bound or its payload. Shaffer said that the train did have three engines and was pulling approximately 44 cars. "It couldn't have been going very fast as it was just leaving the yard," he said. Dawson has resided in Connellsville since 2001. According to Shaffer, he has no immediate family living in the area. "Everyone in the police department knew him," said Shaffer, adding that Dawson was considered a private person, but often would enter into lengthy conversations with officers or others he happened to encounter. "He was a character." Shortly after the news began to spread through the city, crowds gathered near the yellow police line tape that had been placed by officers to keep onlookers away from the scene. Others stood along the Crawford Avenue bridge. Domer Knopsnider rushed to the nearby intersection of West Apple and Water streets when he learned that other family members could not reach an uncle. "They said that (the victim) was dressed like my uncle and thought it might have been him," said Knopsnider as he tried to look past the police and fire vehicles lined on the street. "And we haven't been able to locate him." Another family member was relieved to learn a family friend had spotted Knopsnider's uncle just minutes before stopping at the accident scene to give her the news. "I'm so glad," she said. "At the same time, I'm sorry for this man's family." Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call police at 724-628-2501, ext. 114. In addition to police and the county coroner's office, the Connellsville Fire Department, Connellsville Police Auxiliary, Fayette EMS and state police responded to the accident.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 20, 2010


   Richard Dawson, who was born February 6, 1942 and died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 will be buried in the Fayette County Cemetery today (Friday, November 19, 2010) at 10 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 19, 2010

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Richard W. DAWSON ( -1865)

RICHARD W. DAWSON

   Died from a wound sustained at Fort Fisher. He enlisted in 1861 in Col. Howell's 85th Pa. Vol. He served in the Penninsular Campaign and afterwards on the staff of General Wessels. He saw service at Hilton Head and Charleston Harbor in June 1864 he became identified with the army of James, as assistant Inspector general on Brigadier General Ames Staff and it was in that capacity that he bore a gallent part in the action at Fort Fisher. He was only 24 years old.

   Richard W. Dawson died in 1865 and is buried in Oak Grove cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Capt. Richard W. Dawson, of the 85th Pa., Vols., was buried in this place on Tuesday, 21st inst. His remains were brought home in charge of his brother, Capt. Henry Dawson, formerly of the Penna. Reserves, and were followed to the grave by a large concourse of his friends. Capt. Dawson was a young officer of much promise, and his untimely fall at Fort Fisher, is mourned by his old companions in arms.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 23, 1865

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DEATHS

(From the Washington Chronicle)

   The body of Captain RICHARD W. DAWSON passed through Washington yesterday in charge of his relatives to its burial place in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Captain Dawson enlisted in 1861 in Col Howell’s 85th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was soon promoted to a Second Lieutenancy, and soon again to a Captaincy. He served in the line with marked distinction through the Peninsular contingent from Fair Oaks to Harrison’s Landing and afterward on the staff of Brigadier General Wessels. Having joined his regiment again, he saw much hard and tedious service at Hilton Head and Charleston harbor. In June, 1864, he became … balance of obit is missing.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, March 9, 1865, Vol. V, No. 5, page 2, columns 4 & 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Richard William DAWSON ( -1937)

ATTORNEY DAWSON
SUCCUMBS AFTER
LENGTHY ILLNESS

Widely Known Banker and Realtor
Passes Away in Uniontown
Hospital Tuesday Night

HOST MOURN PASSING

   Attorney Richard William Dawson, aged 71, an active barrister in Uniontown for over 43 years, and a widely known banker and realtor, died suddenly at 7 o'clock Tuesday night, August 31, 1937, in the Uniontown hospital after an illness of heart disease. Although Attorney Dawson had been seriously ill for the past week, he rallied somewhat yesterday and news of his death came as a distinct shock to members of his family, the Fayette County Bar Association, business and civic leaders and many friends. A brother, J. Evans Dawson, died two weeks ago. Attorney Dawson is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nettie Nye Dawson; one daughter, Miss Mary Wallace Dawson, and a grandson, Charles Holcombe Dawson. Two sisters, Mrs. Henry Arnold and Miss Ann B. Dawson, both of Waban, Mass., also survive. The grandson, who was called from his studies in the East to attend the funeral of J. Evans Dawson two weeks ago, was stricken with appendicitis last Sunday night and underwent an operation in the Uniontown hospital. He is recovering favorably, the hospital reported last night. Attorney Dawson was of an affable and genial nature and his passing removes a highly-respected citizen from the community.

   When four years of age, his parents moved to Uniontown, where his early education was obtained in the public schools. He then entered West Virginia university from where he was graduated in 1886. He then took a law course in the same university and was graduated In 1887 - on September 10, 1888, being admitted to the Fayette county bar. At once he began the practice of law in Uniontown, where he became established and successful. Attorney Dawson had important business interests outside of his law profession and was named a director of a Uniontown bank. As a member of the Bar Association he possessed the confidence of his clients as well as the respect of his fellow lawyers. In politics, Attorney Dawson was a Democrat, serving the party of his political choice as county chairman for two terms but he never sought public office. He was a member of the Episcopal church of Uniontown, his family being communicants of the same faith.

   On October 2, 1890, he married Nettie Winfield, daughter of Adam L. Nye, of Morgantown, W. Va., and to this union two children were born: George Littleton Dawson, who died at Camp Lee, Virginia, in 1918, and Miss Mary Wallace Dawson, who resides with her mother, Mrs. George Littleton Dawson, the former Faith Holcombe, preceded her husband in death. Attorney Dawson and his wife and daughter had been spending the summer months in the home on Jumonville Road. The family homestead is at 50 Ben Lomond street, Uniontown. Mr. Dawson retired from practice more or less about six years ago, but continued to keep an active interest in civic, political and business affairs of the city. He was considered a capable, energetic and successful member of the bar and his friends were legion. The body was removed from the Uniontown hospital to the J. Harry Johnston & Sons' funeral home. Funeral plans are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 1, 1937, page 1, column 3,
continued to page 15, column 3

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Robert Norris DAWSON ( -1908)

News of the Week

Robert Norris Dawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dawson, died Thursday morning, aged 10 months and seven days.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 12, 1908, page 8, column 2, paragraph 5

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Roenna Y. Allen DAWSON ( -2009)

   Roenna Y. Allen Dawson, age 88, of Richmond, Virginia, and formerly of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Richmond University Hospital Richmond, Virginia. Graveside Services will be held today (Sunday, March 15, 2009) at 1 p.m. in the BOWMAN- FLATWOODS CEMETERY, Vanderbilt R. D. 1, Pennsylvania 15486. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 15, 2009

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Ruth DAWSON (1904-1904)

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

Ruth Dawson

White, female, 4 months old
   Cause of death–Croup
   Born–March, 1904, Connellsville
   Died–July 24, 1904
   Buried–Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Connellsville
   Father–James Dawson
   Mother–Emma Dawson
   Residence–Baldwin Avenue, Connellsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 51, line 197

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Sarah E. DAWSON Stone  (1842-1917)

Sarah E. (Hays) Dawson

   Mrs. Sarah E. Dawson, aged 75, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Julia D. Porter at Hopwood with whom she made her home. Upon entering the dining room Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Porter found the lifeless body of her mother stretched out on the couch, dead, due to apoplexy. Mrs. Dawson was born in the vicinity of Hopwood and spent virtually her entire life in the neighborhood. Since the death of her husband she has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Porter. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church of Hopwood. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Hays Dawson, Johnetta, Pa; Mrs. Sarah L. Goff, Uniontown; Charles Dawson, Uniontown; Frank Dawson, Prospect; Walter Dawson, Hopwood; and Mrs. Julia D. Porter of Hopwood. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 8, 1917

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Smith DAWSON Stone  (1826-1915)

SMITH DAWSON

The funeral of Smith Dawson, a veteran of the Civil War, who died at his West Side residence Thursday morning, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral was in charge of the William F. Kurtz Post No. 194, Grand Army of the Republic. Rev. Ellis B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, officiated. Interment in the Hill Grove cemetery. Twenty-two Civil War veterans and the firing squad of Spanish-American War veterans marched to the funeral. Veterans of the G. A. R. from all parts of the county attended the funeral. At the cemetery the Spanish-American War veterans fired a final salute over the grave. The pallbearers were, James, H. Collins, David Richey, H. H. Yarnell and William T. Kenndy.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 9, 1915, page 2, column 4


SMITH DAWSON, VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR, SUCCUMBS
Pneumonia Fatal to Well Known Resident of the West Side, Was 87 Years Old

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Pneumonia resulted in the death of Smith Dawson, 87 years old, veteran of the Civil War and the oldest resident of the West Side, Thursday …. o’clock at the family residence, 136 North First Street. Mr. Dawson drove his team up until 1 week ago when he contracted pleurisy from a severe cold. Later pneumonia developed and caused his death. He was conscious up until last night. Until his late illness, Mr. Dawson had been in good health. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the house with Rev. E. B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. The William F. Kurtz Post No. 194, Grand Army of the Republic, will be in charge. Interment in Chestnut Hill cemetery.

Mr. Dawson was born in Connellsville on July 11, 1825, son of Robert and Elizabeth DeLaney Dawson. With the exception of a few years which he spent at Broad … …, all his life was spent in the West Side, being one of the towns most substantial citizens. He was a ……in his early days drove his team from Connellsville to various parts of Fayette and Westmoreland counties and as far east as Cumberland. Previous to the Civil War he carried mail from Connellsville to Brownsville. Mr. Dawson was remarkably active for a man of his advanced years and was one of the most familiar characters on the West Side, where he was known and recognized by practically every man, woman and child. He was remainder of article is unreadable.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 12, 1915, page 7, column 4

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Timothy E. DAWSON ( -2004)

   Timothy E. Dawson, 44, of Wickliffe, Ohio, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at Wickliffe. He was employed at Concorde Castings as an industrial maintenance mechanic for six years. Surviving are his wife, Peggy; children, Timothy "Chopper" of Wickliffe, Scarlett of Wickliffe, Angelique Vigil and John Vigil; grandchildren, May and Timothy Vigil and Amber Vigil; father, Charles Sr., mother-in-law, Eve Nugent; brothers and sisters, Charles Jr., of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul of St. Louis, Mo., Lori Ashton of Hopwood, Pa., Dawn Kessler of Uniontown, Pa., Peter of Freeport, Maine, and Matthew of Erie, Pa. Friends will be received at the McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St., (Route 615) Mentor, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., in the funeral home. Blessing Cremation Center, 440-352- 8100 is in charge of arrangements.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 21, 2004

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Walter C. DAWSON (1910-1974)

DAWSON, WALTER C. (DICK)— Age 64 years of 1020 High St., Brownsville, died Tuesday, November 26, 1974 at 2:20 p.m. He was born July 24, 1910, the son of the late Clarence J. and Margaret Bradmon Dawson. He was a veteran of World War II with the U. S. Navy and a member of the S. Brownsville United Methodist Church. He was a retired Engineer of the Hillman Mine Co. and a laborer for the U.S. Government at the Ellsworth Locks. Survivors are his wife, Effe Greenwood; a nephew, Paul Dawson, Jr. of Beallsville, Pa.; two nieces, Mrs. Lori Lea Dolak of Beallsville, Pa. and Mrs. Joan Adams of Brownsville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Dawson of Brownsville. He was a member of the S. Brownsville Volunteer Fire Dept. and the A. Kramer Axton, Post 295 of Brownsville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul in 1957. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 128 Front St., Brownsville today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. John H. Weaver will officiate. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 27, 1974, page 37, column 7

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bullet William Boyd DAWSON died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William Boyd, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Dawson, died Friday morning, September 17, 1937, at the family home near Charlestown school, Luzerne township, after a brief illness. He was a student in the sixth grade of Hiller school.  In addition to the parents, he leaves one brother, James, and a sister, Nettie May.
Funeral plans are incomplete.
(Herald - Sep 18, 1937)


William H. DAWSON Stone  (1833-1922)

HONORING W. H. DAWSON

William H. Dawson was the honored guest at a birthday party held at Shady Grove park yesterday in celebration of his 88th birthday. The affair was arranged by his sons and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Horner S. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Dawson, of Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Dawson of Morgantown, Mrs. Searight Brown, Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Dawson and Russell Dawson, of Uniontown.

Mr. Dawson is the only surviving member of the family of John and Elizabeth Dawson who resided in the Dawson homestead near High House at what is now Continental No. 2-3. The brothers and sisters, all now deceased, were, Jacob and Lewis M. Dawson, of this city, John, of Hopwood, James, of Newton, Kansas, Mrs. Sarah J. Murphy, of Perryopolis and later of Newton, Kan., Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes of Connellsville, and Harison, of Charleroi. Mr. Dawson, in spite of his 88 years is hale and hearty and enjoyed the day to his utmost. He recently returned from St. Petersburg, Fla., where he spent the winter and where he won the title of champion checker player for a man of his age. He is also well known as having taken part in the Old Time Fiddlers’ Contests in this city. He has spent two recent winters with his son, Warren, in Los Angeles.

An elaborate picnic dinner was served yesterday, the big cake with its 88 candles calling forth much commotion. The afternoon was spent in recalling family history and pleasant reminiscences’ of former days. In addition to the sons and daughters named the following friends and relatives enjoyed the day with Mr. Dawson: Mr. and Mrs. Loucks, of Pittsburgh, Miss Virginia Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dawson and son Frank, Jr., and Newton Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dawson, and Paul and Ruth Dawson, of Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. William Knode, of Morgantown, Mrs. Della McClenathoan, of Connellsville, Mrs. Ed Edenfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Jefferies, of New Salem, Mr. James Dawson, and son William, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Nelan and son Gerald, and Mrs. Clark Lancaster, of Charleroi, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Coburn, of South Uniontown, and Mrs. J. D. Wiggins, of near this city.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 2, 1921, page 11, column 1

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W. H. DAWSON

   W. H. Dawson, 98 years old, one of the best-known residents of Uniontown, and an uncle of Mrs. J. C. McClenathan of Connellsville, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Laura Brown, in Uniontown. Mr. Dawson had contracted pneumonia early last spring but had recovered, only to find it necessary later to undergo an operation at the Uniontown Hospital. Again he made a splendid recovery and was in seemingly good health until yesterday afternoon when he was stricken with an attack of the heart while walking in the yard of his home. Mrs. Brown, his daughter, and daughter, Miss Virginia, were spending the day at the McClenathan home here and were summoned home in the afternoon. The deceased was born at the old Dawson homestead near Continental No. 3 in Georges township, June 1, 1832, the son of John and Elizabeth Dawson, both dead. He was the last of a family of eight children, his deceased brothers and sisters having been James, Jacob, John, Lewis, Harrison, Mrs. Sarah Jane Murphy and Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, the last named of Connellsville. Mr. Dawson was married in 1855 to Perie Louisa Nixon of Georges township, who preceded him in death 12 years ago. Of this union the following children survive: Newton Dawson, Morgantown; Mrs. Homer Lewis, Uniontown; Mrs. Searight Brown, Uniontown; Taylor N. Dawson, Uniontown; Russell Dawson, Uniontown; Ewing Dawson, Uniontown; Mrs. Kennedy E. Porter, Doylestown; Warren Dawson, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. G. M. Ingrahm Newton, Kan. Mr. Dawson, until his retirement several years ago, was one of the most successful farmers in the county. For many years he was a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Brown home, followed by interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 12, 1922, page 2, column 5

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William 'Bill' Henry DAWSON (1930-2010)

   William "Bill" Henry Dawson Sr., 79 of Uniontown, Pa., passed away suddenly on Friday, February 5, 2010. Born October 6, 1930, in Connellsville, Pa., Bill was the son of William Louis Dawson and Louise (Metzger) Dawson. A graduate of Connellsville Area High School, class of 1948, Bill was a member of the National Guard, serving in the Korean Conflict, auto body was his trade; he worked for Al's auto repair for 20 years, then he was a self-employed co- owner of B & B Auto Body and he also worked for Monahan Chevrolet, National Ford and Ted Sova's Auto Body and was presently employed by Sunrise Security up until his death. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Bill enjoyed watching golf, college and pro football especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Donald Dawson. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Geraldine (Varndell) Mae Dawson, his mother-in-law, Ann Varndell; son, William Dawson, Jr., of Washington, Pa., Robert Lewis Dawson and his wife Lynnette of Terlinqua, TX, daughter Carolyn Davey and her husband Robert of Smock, Pa., son Craig Alan Dawson and his wife Mary Jo of New Kensington, Pa., daughter Cynthia Jean Yeagley of Hopwood, Pa., 12 grandchildren William Dawson III and his wife Amanda, Ian Dawson, Emily Dawson, Nicholas Dawson, and his wife Regina, Brandi Dawson, Sarah Dawson, Mary Dawson, Rebecca Dawson, Kimberly Davey, Allison Yeagley, Laura Yeagley, Andrew Yeagley, five step grandchildren, and a special little boy, RJ McFadden; one great grandchild Kenneth Dawson. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 2-9 p.m. and Friday February 12, 2010 until 11 a.m. when a blessing service will be held with Father Tony Akoury officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 103 Hopwood. Interment will be private in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Betty L. DAY (1921-1996)

   Betty L. Day, 62, of Antioch, Calif., died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at Delta Memorial Hospital in Antioch. She was born July 10, 1933, a daughter of the late William and Alice Stalker of Wheeler. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Connellsville, a life time member of Frankfurt-American REACT- C.B. Club and was active in channeling information to listeners, medical coordination and dispatching. She enjoyed painting, bingo, raising birds and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Day, to whom she was married 47 years; three sons, Robert W. Day of North Folk, Calif., Rodger Day and Irvin H. Day II, both of Antioch; two daughters, Susan Day and Mrs. Thomas (Alice) Lewis, both of Antioch; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased also by a son, Lee Roy Day in 1964. Services were held Friday, April 5 at Higgins Chapel in Antioch.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1996

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Edward DAY ( -1937)

EDWARD DAY

   Edward Day, 64 years old, died Saturday night at 8:25 o'clock at the home of Archie Gordon of Mount Braddock following an illness of complications. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with a brief service at 1:30 o'clock in the late home followed by full rites at 2 o'clock at the Mount Braddock Methodist Protestant Church. Rev. William S. Hamilton, pastor, and Rev. Martin will officiate. Burial will be made in the Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1937, page 6, column 3

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Anna Catherine Lyons DAYTON ( -1939)

DAYTON RITES

Final rites for Mrs. Anna Catherine Lyons Dayton, aged 78 years, who died Sunday afternoon, March 5, 1939, at her home in 45 East Main Street, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Minerd Funeral Home, Uniontown. Rev. Charles Sullenbeger, pastor of the Brethern Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery .


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 7, 1939

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Bruce Edward DAYTON (1953-2009)

DAYTON, BRUCE E.

Bruce Edward Dayton, of Gainesville, Florida and formerly a resident of Uniontown, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2009, at University of Florida's, Shands Medical Center. Born on November 17, 1953, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Roy F. Dayton, Uniontown, and Mary Lou Dayton, Summerville, SC. Bruce graduated from Laurel Highlands High School and attended California State University. He worked for Roy F. Dayton Insurance, Combined Insurance, American General, and Nationwide Insurance.

He is survived by his sons, Specialist Jesse L. Dayton, currently deployed in Iraq, and Brennen L. Dayton, of St. Petersburg, Florida, a brother, Bryan H. Dayton, and his wife, Mary, of Ann Arbor, MI, sister, Brenda D. Lewellyn and her husband, Charles Lewellyn, of Summerville, SC, nephews, Matthew, Jonathan, and Patrick, and niece, Moira, great nephew, Dayton, and special companion, Mary Patterson.

Bruce had a love for music and was a musician and sound technician, building and running his own studio. He had been a member of Crossroads, Me & The Boys, and ran sound for many local bands including Highlife and the Vogues. He loved riding his motorcycle, fishing in his boat, camping, and most importantly, spending time with his sons.

Memorials can be made to the Northern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Jacksonville, FL. (800.868.0072). A memorial will be planned at a future date.


Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL, December 25, 2009

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bullet Dorothy L. DAYTON died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Dorothy Lillian Dayton, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dayton, formerly of Masontown and now residing in Pentress, W. Va., died Tuesday afternoon, August 31, 1937, in City Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., after a brief illness.
The body will be removed from the Johnston funeral home in Masontown at 4 o'clock this afternoon to the home in Pentress, where services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Green Dale cemetery in Masontown.
(Herald - September 1, 1937)


Joseph L. DAYTON ( -1942)

Joseph L. Dayton, age 75, a veteran coal miner of the Klondike district where he had worked for 30 years in various capacities, died at his home in Masontown, Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock.

Surving are three sons, John L., Emory M. and Charles W. Dayton of Masontown and a daughter Mrs. Edwin Bloom of Lock No.4.

Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Leroy Matthews of the Masontown Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Lebanon cemetery, Alverton, under the direction R.A. Johnson


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 11, 1942, page 2, columns 5

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Lydia Nedley DAYTON ( -1935)

LYDIA N. DAYTON

   Mrs. Lydia Nedley Dayton, aged 25 years, wife of Jesse B. Dayton, House 29, Isabella, died at 8:43 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 12, 1923, in Uniontown hospital following a brief illness. Besides her husband she is survived by two children: Jesse H., Jr., and Roy Franklin, both at home; her parents, Mrs. And Mrs. Frank Nedley, of East Millsboro, seven sisters, Mrs. Earl Matrer, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Carl Jacobs, Oxford, N. J.; Miss Virginia Nedley, Pittsburgh; Etta Jeane, Margaret and Violet Nedley, all at home; and three brothers, Ephriam, Paul and Frank Nedley, Jr., at home. The body has been removed to the home of Mr. Dayton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dayton at Thompson. Funeral services will be conducted there Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in charge of Rev. R. C. VanEman, pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian church. Burial in Acklin cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 13, 1935, page 14, column 1

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Ruth McDowell DAYTON-LYNCH ( -1977)

DAYTON-LYNCH, Ruth (McDowell), 66, Homestead, Pa., formerly of Windber, died September 26, 1977, in Braddock General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Henry Dayton; eight children, 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and sisters, Helen White, Morrisdale, Pa.; Madeline Dolsky, New Cumberland; Louise Ryan, Chesterfield, Ohio; Katherine Holsinger, Luther Road; and Lydia Boxler, Olim Road. Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Williams Catholic Church, Pittsburgh.


Unknown newspaper and date

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bullet Miss Mary DAZELL died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

OBIT HERALD STANDARD 4 FEB 1935
Miss Mary Dazell , age 77 years.died Saturday morning at10:20 A.M. at her home ,49 Lennox Street. She s survived by one sister Bessie &  two brothers, James &  Andrew all at home.She was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church, Funeral services will  be conducted this afternoon  2:30 in the famiy rsesidence. In charge of Rev. W. H. McKinley  Burial in Park Place Cemetery 


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

Charles Deal, aged 56 years, died in the family residence at Somerfield at 2
o'clock Saturday morning, March 16, 1935.  Surviving are:  his widow, Anna
Deal; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Kelly, Uniontown, and a son, Elmer Deal, at
home.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family
residence followed by additional rites in the Brethren church at Mark ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - March 18, 1935)


Anna May Provance DEAN Headstone (1896-1959)

Aged 62, Evans Manor, died Wednesday, January 21, 1959 at 5:35 a.m. in her home. Born May 21, 1896 at Haddenville, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Elizabeth Harden May. She is survived by her husband, John A. Dean, one son, James Provance, Dunbar: three daughters, Mrs. Neal DeBerry, New York City; Mrs. Ray Jacobs and Mrs. Zelda Turner, Uniontown; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Andrew Welling, Evans Manor; one brother, Carl May, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Burhan’s Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Walter Krause officiating. Interment will be in New Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 22, 1959, page 29, column 6

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Bertha Mae Densmore DEAN ( -1971)

Mrs. Dean Passes Away

  Mrs. Bertha Mae Densmore Dean, 90, of 168 Coolspring St., died at 1 a.m. today at her home. She and her husband, Eli, celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last July 16. Mrs. Dean was the daughter of the late John and Virginia Sullivan Densmore. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Eva) Wandel, Sr., Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) Harford, Sr. and Mrs. James P. (Virginia) Sesler, all of Uniontown; three sons, David Ray of Uniontown, Wilbert of Ohiopyle and Eli Paul of Levittown; 20 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Minerd Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 2 p.m. when services will be held. Rev. Floyd McFarland will officiate, and burial will be in Park Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 4, 1971, page 1, column 2

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Catherine J. DEAN ( -1952)

Aged 49, of Oliphant Furnace, died Thursday, June 12, 1952, at 7:30 a.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Minnie R. George. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Grace Rango of Oliphant Furnace and Goldie R. George of Lexington, Okla. Friends are being received in the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield where services will be conducted Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Tarcy officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Brownfield.

Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 13, 1952, page 2, column 1

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Charles Russell DEAN ( -1948)

Final Rites Held For Russell Dean

  Word has been received of the sudden death of C. Russell Dean, 33, former employee of Uniontown Newspapers, Inc., Tuesday, November 2, 1948, in Bradford Hospital. Death was due to pulmonary suffocation, according to the coroner’s report. Funeral services were conducted Thursday in Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel, Bradford, followed by burial in McKean Memorial Park.

  A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean, of this city, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Fowler, Custer City; Mrs. Jessie Grimm, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Dorothy Chanberg, Brier Hill; two brothers, Raymond Dean, Washington, and Sylvester Dean, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 6, 1948, page 11, column 5

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Charles W. DEAN dies in hospital ( -1938)

Charles W. Dean, aged 71, father of Raymond and Charles Russell Dean, employees of the Fayette Publishing Company, died at 5:20 Wednesday evening, October 5, 1938, in the Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia. Ill with pleurisy for the past 10 days, Mr. Dean’s condition became gradually worse and he was removed to the hospital. He had been in failing health for over a year. Surviving are the following children; Raymond, Uniontown; Mrs. Nancy Fowler, Clermont, Pa.; Mrs. Jessie Grimm and Mrs. Dorothy Chambers, of the National Pike West, and Sylvester and Charles Russell, both at home. He also leaves one brother, Warren, of Youngstown, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie McCann, of Lemont, and six grandchildren. Mrs. Dean died three years ago as a result of an explosion of a can of paint in the kitchen of the Dean residence. The body was removed to the Minerd Funeral Home. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.

Burial took place in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 6, 1938, page 1, column 4

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Charles W. DEAN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (59)

Charles W. Dean, 71, died in the Uniontown hospital at 5:20 o'clock Wednesday evening after a brief illness of pneumonia.

Charles W. DEAN, Jr. Headstone (1928-1933)

CHARLES W. DEAN, Jr.

For the second time within a week death has visited the family of Mrs. Mary Dean at Keisterville with the death yesterday of her son, Charles W. Dean, Jr., aged five years. The lad’s father was killed in a mine accident at Keisterville on July 3. In addition to his mother, the lad is survived by two brothers, Frank and Vincent at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 15, 1933


DEAN SERVICES

Funeral services for Charles W. Dean, Jr., the second son of Mrs. Mary Dean, of Keisterville, to die within a week and whose husband was killed in a mine accident July 3, will be solemnized this morning at 10:30 o’clock in the family residence. Rev. C. L. Page, pastor of the Free Methodist church will officiate. Burial in Cove Run cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 16, 1933

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Charles W. DEAN, Sr. Headstone (1900-1933)

UNEMPLOYED FOR YEAR, LOSES LIFE UNDER SLATE FALL

Special to the Courier.

UNIONTOWN, July 5, -- Charles William Dean, 33, unemployed for almost a year, was instantly killed Monday shortly after entering the Keister mine to begin work as a miner. He was caught beneath a fall of slate, suffering a fractured skull and a broken neck.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Dean and four children, Charles, Jr., Frank, Vincent, and David Dean, all at home in Keister; his father, Warren Dean, also a resident of Keister, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. August Schimansky, of Searights; Mrs. George Turner of Philadelphia, Robert Dean of Uniontown, Aaron Dean with the U.S. Army in China, George Florence and Laurabelle Dean, all of Keister.

The funeral was conducted in the family residence this afternoon in charge of Rev. R. E. Spiker, district elder of the Free Methodist Church. Burial in Cove Run Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, July 5, 1933

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David Lewis DEAN Headstone (1932-1933)

DAVID LEWIS DEAN

David Lewis, 10-months-old son of Mrs. Mary Dean of Keisterville, died at the home Sunday morning, September 10, 1933, at 10 o'clock of a complication of diseases. His father Charles Dean was killed in an accident at the Keisterville mine on July 3, 1933.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Charles, Frank and Vincent. Funeral services will be held in the Keisterville church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial in the Cove Run cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 12, 1933

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Diora Costolo DEAN (1868-1960)

POINT MARION DISTRICT NEWS EVENTS LISTED

By Ida C Beverage

Mrs. James Dean, a resident of Cheat Neck, will observe her 91st birthday, May 10, with the natal day to be spent in the Dean residence on the Morgantown-Fairchance road, with members of her family. Mrs. Dean, the former, Diora (Pet) Costolo and widow of the late James Dean, was born along Cheat River, at a spot which is now known as West Penn Beach. This was in the years when the present Cheat Lake was known as Cheat river, and before the Costolo homestead and farm lands were covered over by the lake waters.

The widely known Cheat resident spent all of her life in this locality, and after her marriage to Mr. Dean, a blacksmith by trade, the couple moved to the Upper Cheat where Mrs. Dean still resides. The latter is a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Ridgeway Costolo, and is the mother of four sons and one daughter.

The children are Roy and Harry Dean of Cheat Neck, Mrs. Olive Buck of Cheat Road, and Phyllis of Morgantown, W. Va. The eldest son Russell died a number of years ago. There are also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dean, who is a member of the Fletcher Methodist Church, is in fair health at this time, and will enjoy hearing from her many friends on her approaching birthday. This lady of so many years is the last remaining member of her immediate family with one sister, Mrs. Ella Baker, and five brothers, George, Frank, Joel, Grant and Harry Costolo, having died a number of years ago.



The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 25, 1959


DEAN, MRS. DIORA COSTOLO---Aged 92, a life long resident of Cheat Neck, died Wednesday, September 14, 1960 at 6 a.m. in the Vincent Palotti Hospital Morgantown, W.Va. Born May 10, 1868 in Cheat Neck. She was a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Jane Ridgeway Costolo. She was the widow of James E Dean who died in 1947. Interment will be in the East Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 15, 1960

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Edgar N. DEAN, Sr. (1923-1995)

   Edgar “Ed” N. Dean Sr., 72, of Garrettsville, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995, in the Robinson Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Lemont Furnace, Pa., son of William and Jennie Youler Dean. He was a retired custodian from Maple Heights School System. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Edna Morrison Dean; sons, Ed Dean Jr. and Dale Dean and wife, Louise, all of Garrettsville; five grandchildren; a brother, George Dean of Maple Heights; Ohio; sisters, Velma Wallace of Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Marge Kelley of Maple Heights, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Kimberly, bothers, James and William, and a sister, Nellie. Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at WOOD-KORTRIGHT FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. Dwaine Stanley officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery, Garrettsville, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Elijah Ira DEAN ( -1972)

Eli Dean Dies At 94

  Eli Ira Dean, of 249 Derrick Ave., Uniontown, died last night in the hospital here at the age of 94. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home today from 7 to 9, tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9, and on Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Rev. Floyd McFarland will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. Surviving are five children: Mrs. Charles (Eva) Wandel, Sr., David Ray Dean, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) Harford, Sr., and Mrs. James (Virginia) Sesler, all of Uniontown, and E. Paul Dean of Levitown. Also 28 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, William (Dick) Dean, and two sisters, Mrs. James (Una) Cramer and Mrs. Cecile Martin, all of Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 17, 1972, page 30, column 3

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Fannie McLauglin DEAN ( -1935)

DEAN SERVICES - Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Dean, who died in the Uniontown hospital Monday night, December 2, 1935, of burns received when stove polish exploded at her home, 127 West Fayette street, will be held at Minerd’s Funeral Chapel in Church street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Dr. E. C. Pires of the third Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. Burial in Sylvan Heights cemetery.

Mrs. Dean is survived by her husband Charles Dean, who was painfully burned in attempting to extinguish the flames in her clothing, the following children, Sylvester, Mrs. John Fowler, Raymond, Mrs. Reid Grimm, Russell and Dorothy, two grandchildren and two brothers, James W. McLaughlin of Perryopolis, and Oliver McLaughlin of Uniontown, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Work of Summit.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 4, 1935, page 9, column 4

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Rev. Frank W. DEANPhoto  (1929-2009)

The Rev. Frank W. Dean, Sr., 80, a resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care in Greensburg, and longtime resident of Dickerson Run, Latrobe and Connellsville, went home to be with his savior on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Keisterville, a son of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mary Louise Turner Dean.

On July 3, 1933, his father, Charles, was killed in a coal mining accident. The family resided in Keisterville until November 1941, when the company house that had been provided for them, free of rent and free coal provided for the survivors after Charles' death, was sold and the family moved to the Ohiopyle area. After his mother Mary's death in 1946, her three boys went to live with their grandparents, Frank and Bertha Turner. His grandfather, Frank Turner, was killed in an auto accident in December of 1946. His grandmother, Bertha, passed away in 1985. Frank was a graduate of Ohiopyle High School in 1947 and was valedictorian. He was employed by W.M. Fox and Fox's Inc. from 1948-1964. He operated a Western Auto Store in West Newton from 1964-1967. He did accounting work for Fox's Glass Co. from 1964-2004. From 1967 to retirement in 1994, Frank worked for Commercial National Bank in Latrobe.

Frank served his country in the Army from 1951-1953 and participated in the Korean War. He was originally stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Ky., and went to Tokyo, Japan, prior to his discharge. Frank was involved with the Fay-West Youth for Christ organization from its origin in 1957 till 1982 and was involved with Youth for Christ United with the ministry of Penn Highlands Teens for Christ. He served as president of District 12 of the Fayette County Sunday School Association for many years, as well as being on the Fayette County Board. Frank was a longtime member of the Rotary Club and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.

In January 2006, Frank celebrated a remarkable 50 years as pastor of Pleasant Valley Community Church in Bullskin Township. He began serving the church from its beginning in 1956. The church originally offered Sunday school only, and then a building was erected and morning worship services were added. He served as pastor, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school superintendent for many years. He lived his life dedicated in service to others.

Frank is survived by the mother of his children, Jessie J. Dean; his children, Mary Louise Johnson, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Frank W. Dean, Jr., of Acme, James Edward Dean, of Connellsville, Thomas Leslie Dean, of Chicago, Ill., Charles William Dean, of McConnellsburg, and David Allen Dean, of California; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Vincent Valentine Dean, of Alexandria, Va.; several aunts, with whom he was raised; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his grandparents; three brothers, Charles W. Dean Jr., David Lewis Dean and Edward Everett Dean; and a granddaughter, Aimee Elizabeth Dean. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of a funeral service, in Pleasant Valley Community Church, Breakneck Road, Bullskin Township, with Pastor Nick Impavido and Pastor Bill Yoder co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 5, 2009

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Freida M. Schimansky DEAN Stone  (1888-1956)

DEAN, FREIDA M.— Aged 68, of 73 Gibson Terrace, Connellsville, died Sunday, April 15, 1956, at 11:45 a.m. Born January 8, 1888, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Wilhemina Schimansky. She was a member of the Franklin Methodist Church, Dunbar and Daughters of America, Connellsville. She is survived by these children, Carl Woodward, Uniontown; Davis Woodward, Jordan, W. Va.; Warren Dean, Lockport, N.Y.; Mrs. Ida Franks, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna Rundie, Everettsville, W. Va.; Mrs. Minnie Watts, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Ruth Blasey, Connellsville; Mrs. Leona Miles, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Clara Pulmer, Dickerson Run; Mrs. Mildred Bogusky, Cleveland, O.; twenty-six grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren; brothers, William and August Schimansky, Uppermiddletown; Charles and Walter Schimansky, Uniontown; sisters, Mrs. Hannah Christie, Meadville, Mrs. Florence Smith, Clairton; Mrs. Annie Johnson, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Elizabeth Weston, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mildred Bomgardner, Lloyd, Mont. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the McCormick Funeral Home, 501 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. E. J. Hatchner officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 16, 1956, page 6, column 7

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George W. DEAN ( -1925)

George W Dean died Monday at the Home of his daughter Mrs. Cecil Martin of Continental No 2.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 25, 1925, page 6, column 7

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Harriet 'Haddie' Jane David DEAN ( -1975)

DEAN, HADDIE J. (DAVID)—Age 95 years of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Fairchance, Pa. died at the Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 29, 1975 at 1:05 p.m. She is survived by the following children, Ewart Dean of Brooklyn, New York, John A. Dean of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Cordelia Cebator of Akron, Ohio, and nine grandchildren. She was also a great grandmother and a great-great grandmother. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sutton of Cumberland, Maryland and a brother, John David of Morgantown, West Virginia. Preceding her in death are two daughters, Margaret and Marie. The family will receive friends in the J. W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, Pa., today from 6:30 to 9:30 where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Dr. W. Stafford Scott officiating. Interment in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa.

Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 1, 1975, page 23, column 7

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Harry M. DEAN ( -1967)

DEAN. HARRY M. - Age 69 years, of Vanderbilt. RD, Pa., died Thursday, March 23, 1967, at 9:05 p.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Fencil, of Scottdale, Star Route.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Dean, and the following children: Mrs. Clarence Leichliter, Keisterville, George, Harry L. and Marion. all of Vanderbilt, RD, Mrs. George Shoenberger, Vanderbilt, RD. Mrs. George Fencil, Scottdale, Star Route, J. Marshall. of Laurel. Md., and Donald, at home: nineteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two sisters. Mrs. Ruth DePriest, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Mayolla Lylnn, Wilkinsburg, Pa.

He was a member of the Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends are being received in the late residence, where services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. William F. Hoffman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Flatwoods cemetery, under the direction of the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1967, page 11, column 8

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Harry O. DEAN ( -1965)

DEAN, HARRY O.—Age 78 years, of House 6, Leith, died in his family residence, Wednesday, December 29 at 10:30 p.m. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. James (Una) Cramer and Mrs. Cecil Martin, both of Uniontown; two brothers, William Dean of Shady Grove and Eli Dean of Uniontown; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Lewis. He was a member of U.M.W.A. Amend Local and was a retired coal miner. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home are incomplete and will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 30, 1965, page 13, column 8


DEAN, HARRY O.—Friends of the family will be received after 7 this evening in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., and on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Floyd McFarland. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 31, 1965, page 19, column 7

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Irene Edna DEAN ( -1931)

IRENE EDNA DEAN

Irene Edna Dean, 41, postmistress for the past nine years at Lemont Furnace, died of complications Wednesday in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Minnie McCann, Morgan Station. The woman, a life-long resident of Lemont, is survived by one son, William, and a brother, William Dean, Lemont Furnace.

Short funeral services will held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of William Dean, House 281 Lemont Furnace, followed at 2:30 o'clock by services in the Lemont M. E. church. Rev. Harry Humbert of Fairchance will be in charge. Internment will be made in Cove Run Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 29, 1935, page 5, column 2

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Isaac N. DEAN ( -1913)

ISAAC DEAN AT LAST SUCCUMBS TO ACCIDENT

After recovering from two accidents, both of which were thought to have been fatal, Isaac Dean, aged 54, died at the Uniontown hospital last evening as result of a wreck in the Lemont mines on Tuesday morning. He sustained a fractured skull. No arrangements had been made for burial at this time.

Burial took place at Cove Run Cemetery.

Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 9, 1913

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Ivan Raymond DEAN (1896-1956)

DEAN, IVAN R.— Age 60 years of 315 N. Gallatin Ave., died in the West Side Osteopathic Hospital, York, Pa., died Tuesday, August 28, 1956 at 7:40 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Rachel Minerd Dean, and a son, William R. Dean of Richmond, Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Louis McCartney, York, Pa., three brothers, Harry, Eli, and William all of Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. Ura Crammer and Mrs. Cecile Martin, both of Uniontown. Also four grandchildren. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Men’s Bible Class and Teamsters Union. He had been an assistant yard boss at Rankin- Paulson’s for the past 27 years. Friends will be received at the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., until Saturday at 11 a.m. and in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. Arthur T. Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow in Park Place cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 30, 1956, page 2, column 7

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Jennie P. DEAN (1893-1968)

DEAN, JENNIE P, — Age 75 years, of Lemont Furnace, died at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sep. 13, 1968, in the Golden Age Nursing Home. Born May 30, 1893 in Shady Grove, daughter of the late Ewing and Elizabeth Nolan Yowler. She was a member of the Lemont Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Velma) Wallace of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. William (Marjorie) Kelley of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, George of Lemont Furnace; James W. of Bedford, Ohio; Edgar of Cleveland, Ohio; also eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Laverne Casey of New York City; two brothers, Carrol Yowler of Monongahela; Ernest Yowler of California. She was predeceased by her husband, James W. Dean in 1962.

Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. with Rev. Melroy M. Wirick officiating. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery.

NOTE from contributor: She was treasurer of Wharton Twp. Hunting and Fishing Club.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 16, 1968, page 21, column 7

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John Allen DEAN, Sr. ( -1959)

DEAN, JOHN A. SR - Age 82 years, died in the Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital, Monday, December 7, 1959. He was a former resident of Fairchance and was a Spanish-American War veteran. Surviving are the following children: John A Dean, Jr., Ewart Dean, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. Cordelia Patty of Akron, Ohio. A brother, William Dean of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, are incomplete.

Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 8, 1959, page 15, column 7



DEAN, JOHN A. SR — Friends are being received in the Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held today at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Daugherty will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Military rites at the graveside by the V.F.W.

Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 10, 1959, page 14, column 8

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Lewis W. DEAN ( -1951)

Local Man Kills Self With Gun

  A local resident, Lewis W. Dean, 31, of 205 North Gallatin avenue, died at 1:30 a.m., Monday, February 19, in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, O., of self-inflicted bullet wounds. Mr. Dean was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his father, Harry O. Dean; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Ritchey; four daughters, Betty Ruth, Lois Ann, Margie Lee, and Shirley Dean, all of Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 East Fayette street, after 5 p.m. today. Arrangements are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 20, 1951, page 1, column 7


Rites Arranged For Lewis Dean

  Funeral services for Lewis W. Dean, 31, of 205 North Gallatin avenue, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Gleason Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde K. Landrum officiating. Burial will follow in Park Place cemetery with graveside military rites by Lafayette Post 51, American Legion.

  Friends are being received at the funeral home. Mr. Dean died early Monday morning in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, O., of self-inflicted bullet wounds. He is survived by his father Harry O. Dean; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Ritchey; four daughters, Betty Ruth, Lois Ann, Margie Lee and Shirley Dean, all of Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 21, 1951, page 6, column 3

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Mae DEAN Headstone (1917-2010)

Mae Dean
Ohiopyle

Mae Dean, 92, of Ohiopyle, Pa., died Monday, May 17, 2010 at Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. She was born December 31, 1917 in Maple Summit, a daughter of Charles and Nellie (Woodmancy) Burnworth.

Her parents, husbands: Russell Nicholson and Melvin Dean, son, Russell Nicholson, son-in-law, George Soverns, brothers: Charles, Bruce, Joe and Clementh Burnworth and sisters, Myrtle Burnsworth, Peg Bailey, Feme Mackey and Ann Jennings preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughters: Linda Leonard and husband, Glenn, Connellsville and Judy Soverns, Donegal; daughter-in-law, Sally Nicholson, Somerset; grandchildren: Craig Nicholson and wife, Tammy, Rhonda Firestone and husband, Kevin, Jennifer Siebert and husband, Mike, Kelly Nicholson, David Dean and wife, Christine, Paula Schaffer, Chad LaRosa, Brian Mariotti and wife, Lori, and Glennda Groh and husband, Adam; also 19 great grand-children.

Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the HUMBERT FUNERAL HOME, Confluence where a service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday with Albert Knaggs and Delmar Stockwell officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Summit Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Marshall DEAN ( -1937)

MARSHALL DEAN

Marshall Dean, 79 years old, of Flatwoods, a widely known resident of Fayette County, who at one time served as the steward of the County Home, died Friday morning, November 12, 1937, at 7:20 o'clock at Connellsville State Hospital of complications. He was admitted on October 12.

Mr. Dean, a farmer, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cope Dean, and the following children: Harry of Flatwoods, Mrs. William Jenkins of Brownsville, Mrs. Ruth DePriest of Masontown, and Mrs. Mayolla Lynn of Greensburg.

The funeral service will held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the son Harry Dean, at Flatwoods. Burial will be made in Flatwoods Cemetery, in charge of the undertaking firm of Ira Blair & Sons of Perryopolis.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 13, 1937, page 2, column 6

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Marshall Wayne DEAN (1917-1931)

MARSHALL WAYNE DEAN

   Seated in the family car with a nephew, Alva Gadd, Flatwoods, Saturday afternoon while his parents, Marshall and Elizabeth H. Dean, shopped in one of the city’s department stores, Marshall Wayne Dean, 14, of Flatwoods, suddenly slumped in his seat and upon examination was found to be dead. Marshall, due to a physical disability, had not walked since he was eight years old but was otherwise fully developed and regularly attended school at Flatwoods where he was most popular with his fellow students. He was confined to a wheel-chair and although his health had been declining for the past year his condition was not considered alarming. His death occurred about 2 p.m. He was born October 2, 1917. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are the following brother and sisters: Harry, of Flatwoods; Mrs. Mary Dean Jenkins, Brownsville; Mrs. Ruth Dean DePriest, McClellandtown, and Mrs. Mayola Dean Lynn, of Greensburg. Marshall was the youngest child of the Dean family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the home at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. S. W. Mitchell, pastor of the Flatwoods Baptist church. Burial will be in Bowman cemetery, Flatwoods.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, November 2, 1931, page 2, column 2

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Martha Jones McWhirter DEAN (1880-1972)

DEAN, MARTHA McWHIRTER - Age 82 years died Sunday August 20, 1972 in the Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. after an extended illness. She was born September 7, 1880 in Westmoreland County the daughter of the late Charles and Phoebe Deemer Jones. She was a member of German Grange.

Preceding her in death were two husbands; David L. McWhirter in 1942 and George Dean in 1946.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd K. McWhirter, Torrance, California and Donald McWhirter of Omaha, Nebraska; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Meanor, Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Wotring, Morgantown, W. Va., and Mrs. Dale (Gladys) Ellenberger, St. Paul, Minnesota; eighteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren; one brother Kenneth C. Jones, Aliquippa; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Glassburn, Elliottsville and Mrs. Mary Campbell, Beaver, Pa.

Friends may call at the Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, W. Va. this evening from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Arnold Husk officiating. Interment will be in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery at 12 noon.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 21, 1972, page 25, column 8

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Mary Belle Minerd DEAN ( -1921)

LEMONT FURNACE, May 16 - Mrs. Mary Belle Dean, aged 57, died here this afternoon at 4:30 of cancer. She is survived by one married son, William, and a daughter, Irene, at home, and the following sisters and a brother: Mrs. Carolyn Halftonny, Bloomsburg; Mrs. Hester Workman, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Emma Guiger, Charlestown, W. Va.; Mrs. Harriet Lowe, Hopwood, and a brother, James Minerd, of Dunbar. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the Methodist Episcopal church at Yauger Hollow. Interment will be made in the Cove Run cemetery. Undertaker E. E. Minerd has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 17, 1921

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Mary E. DEAN (1863-1927)

MRS. MARY E DEAN

   The funeral for Mrs. Mary E. Dean, 63 years old, who died at her home in Smithfield, was held Tuesday afternoon at home, followed by interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown. Mrs Dean was born on July 27, 1863, in Pendelton County, W. Va., a daughter of Warden and Pheobe Jeffers Cox. Mrs Dean was married three times, her first husband being Solomon Judy. To this union were born four children, one dying in infancy. Three Surviving are, Mrs. Charles Nelson of Smithfield, Mrs Ralph Emory of Uniontown and William Judy of Dunbar. After the death of Mr. Judy, Mrs. Dean was married to Daniel Landes and to this union were born three children, Pheobe, Della and Ella Landes. Upon the death of Mr. Landes, Mrs. Dean removed to Smithfield about nine years ago where she was united in marriage to George W. Dean of Uniontown, who preceded her in death. Nine grandchildren; two brothers, John R. Cox of Brushy Run, Pendelton County, W. Va., and Isaac S. Cox of Keyser, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Amanda E. Stump of Keyser and Mrs. Annie R. Montieth of Smithfield, also survive. Mrs. Dean was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church which she joined when she was 16 years old.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 22, 1927, page 6, column 3

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Mary Elizabeth DEAN ( -1923)

Mrs. George Dean, 67 years old, died Wednesday in Uniontown. She is survived by her husband, four daughters and four sons.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 8, 1923, page 6, column 5

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Mary Ida DEAN ( -1976)

DEAN, MARY IDA—Age 54 years, of 6 Barton Road, Uniontown, died at the Uniontown Hospital at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 1976. She was predeceased by her husband, John Sylvester Dean, 1971. She is survived by the following children, Mrs. Mildred (Jessie) Springer, Mrs. Doyle (Dorothy) Ryan, both of Uniontown, John Dean, Jr. and Charles W. Dean, both at home, six grandchildren, the following brothers and sisters, William, Albert and Harry Franklin, Mrs. Crystal Shaffer, Mrs. Ella Mae Jordan, and Mrs. Agnes Castell, all of Uniontown. Friends will be received at the Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of service. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 12, 1976, page 33, column 6

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Mary M. DEAN Headstone (1913-1987)

Mary M. Dean, 73, of Dunbar died Monday at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Nov. 26.1913 in Dunbar the daughter of the late Vito Anthony and Mary Jeanne Ruse. She was a former employee of Keystone Fireworks. She was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Gilbert of Hopwood, RD 1, Thomas of Rockford, Ill, and Daniel Dean of Mount Pleasant; six daughters, Violet Coliny of Connellsville, Audrey Morrison and Hilda Dolan both of Dunbar, Theresa Fike and Suzanne Miller both of Uniontown and Betty Felentzer of Jeannette; one brother, Anthony Ruse of Connellsville; two sisters, Margaret Maddas of Dunbar and Annie Truna of NE; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Dean, 1977; one son, Joseph Dean; two brothers, John and Joseph Ruse, and one sister, Rose Kunkel. Internment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


From Scrapbook of Mr. Robert M Martin, October 19, 1987

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Mary Theresa DEAN (1888-1955)

MRS. MORGAN DEAN

   Mrs. Mary Theresa Dean, 66, died at 4:30 o’clock this morning at her home at Spears Hill, Dunbar. Born December 17, 1888, at Morrell, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Louisa Bernhardt Bereiter. She was a member of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church at Dunbar. Surviving are her husband, Morgan Dean; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Shockey of Uniontown, Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Madeline Miller of Rebank, N. J., Mrs. Alice Murray of Dunbar and Mrs. Louise Pastorius and Mrs. Virginia Wilson of Uniontown; two sons, Glenn and Joseph S. of Dunbar; two brothers, Michael Bereiter of Garrett and Andrew Bereiter of Uniontown, and 21 grandchildren. The body will be at Burhans funeral home at 11 o'clock Sunday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 12, 1955, page 2, column 4


DEAN RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Theresa Dean, who died Saturday morning, will be held at the Burhans funeral home in Dunbar at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. George A. Smith, her pastor, and Rev. H. M. Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 14, 1955, page 2, column 5

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bullet Maude A. DEAN died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

DEAN, MAUDE A.
A short time after she was admitted to the Cottage State hospital Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Maude A. DEAN, 34 years old, wife of H.C. DEAN of Confluence, died of septic meningitis.  Previous to contracting her late illness Mrs. DEAN suffered from an infected knee, from which she had not fully recovered. 
Weekly Courier  Thurs. 4-25-1918


Monica Ann Markusic DEAN (1958-2005)

MONICA ANN (MARKUSIC) DEAN

Monica Ann (Markusic) Dean, 46, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly on Aug. 30, 2005, at home. She was born on Sept. 14, 1958, in Waynesburg, Pa. Left to cherish her memory are her parents: father, Rudolph Markusic and his wife, Mary Anne of Coolspring, Pa.; her mother, Dolores (Guerrini) Solomon and her husband, David of Masontown; a daughter, Courtney A. Gladys of Winter Garden, Fla.; a sister, Kimberly Brown of Coolspring, Pa.; a brother, Stephen Markusic of Uniontown; two nieces, Katherine and Elizabeth Brown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Monica had been a resident of West Palm Beach, for over 20 years. She was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, Class of 1976, and a graduate of West Virginia University, Class of 1980, with a degree in Journalism.

Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 515 North Main St. Masontown, on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m., and on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. James F. Bump as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to all Saints R.C. Church or Social Hall, 101 West Church Ave., Masontown, PA 15461.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, September 9, 2005

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Ronald E. DEAN, Sr. (1937-2008)

RONALD E. DEAN, SR.

Ronald E. Dean, Sr., 70, of Footedale, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with his Lord, Monday, January 14, 2008, peacefully with his loving wife of 50 years at his side. He was born November 1, 1937, in New York City, N.Y., son of the late John and Florence Tyransky Dean.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a nephew, John T. Dean, III, and his beloved Chihuahua, Bambi. Surviving are his loving wife, Maxine Stanton Dean and two children: Ronald E. Dean, Jr., and Tammy O'Toole and husband, James, all of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters and a brother: Dee Mae Miller and husband, Michael, of Baltimore, Md., Lorraine Blackert, of Christiansburg, Va., John T. Dean, Jr., and wife, Ilona, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., and Mocha, his beloved pet.

Ronald attended Trinity Fellowship Church of God, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., where he was a very active member. He was retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of service as a Photographer. He had served during Vietnam. He loved hunting fishing and woodworking.

Friends were received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues today, January 17, 2008, in TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF GOD from 10 to 11 a.m. the hour of the Service, with Pastors Stanley and Amy Flasher officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Mausoleum, in Uniontown. General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, will conduct Military Services at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Fellowship Church of God, P.O. Box 1629, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, January 17, 2008

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Roy Ellsworth DEAN (1902-1966)

DEAN, ROY ELLSWORTH—Age 63 years, a life long resident of Cheat Neck, W.Va., died in the West Virginia University Hospital, Wednesday, March 23, 1966, at 11:45 p.m. following an extended illness. He was born May 10, 1902, in Monongahela County, W.Va. (Cheat Neck), the son of the late James E and Diora E Costolo Dean. He was a member of the Morgantown Moose, and Eagles Lodges, and also managed the West Virginia Bowling Alley in Morgantown.

He is survived by two brothers; Harry Dean, Cheat Neck, and Phillis Dean, Morgantown; one sister, Mrs. Olive Buck, Cheat Neck.

Friends are being received in the Derings Funeral Home, 156 Foundry St., Morgantown, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Charles Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the East Oak Grove cemetery, Morgantown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 25, 1966

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Sara A. Cramer DEAN (1883-1955)

DEAN, SARA A. CRAMER— Aged 72 years, died at her home, House 5, Leith, Thursday evening, August 18, 1955 at 11:50 o’clock. Surviving are her husband, William Dean; three sons; Ralph of Uniontown; Omer of San Francisco, California; Leonard of Reseda, California; two daughters; Mrs. Gertrude Wilson of Uniontown and Mrs. Gladys Riley of Los Galos, California; four brothers; James, William and John T Cramer all of Uniontown and Charles of Brownsville; two sisters; Mrs. Mary Boyd and Mrs. Ethel Densmore both of Uniontown; 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E Fayette Street after 7 o’clock this evening where funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. D.A. King, officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 19, 1955, page 6, column 7

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Sophia Turner Inks DEAN (1866-1931)

SOPHIA DEAN

Sophia Dean, aged 57 years, wife of Warren Dean, died Sunday night, Oct. 25, 1931, at 10:15, at her home in Keisterville. Surviving are her husband and the following stepchildren; Charles, of Keisterville; Robert, of Uniontown; Minnie, of Searights; Aaron, in the United States army; Aurella, of Philadelphia; Laura, Florence and George, all at home. She is also survived by the following sisters and brothers, Charles and Homer Turner, of Chalk Hill; Grant Turner, of Mt. Braddock; John Turner of Butler, Pa.; Frank Turner of Ohiopyle; Lydia Helterbran, of Charleroi.

The funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Keister church. Burial will be in the Cove Run cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 27, 1931

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Warren McEuen DEAN (1873-1954)

Warren M. Dean, 80, of 73 Gibson Terrace, died at his home at 12:15 o’clock Saturday afternoon. He was born in Pennsylvania May 2, 1873, a son of the late William and Mary McNutt Dean. He had been in ill health for the past two weeks. Deceased was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Freida Dean, four sons, Warren, Jr., with the U.S. Air Force in New York, Aaron of Detroit, Mich., Robert of Phoenix, Ariz., and George of Uniontown; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Schimanshy of Upper Middletown, Mrs. Rella Turner of Conshohocken, Miss Laura Belle of Friendsville and Mrs. Florence Foster of Detroit, Michl; 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the McCormick funeral chapel in 306 South Pittsburg street where the funeral service will be held at 2;30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. E. J. Hatchner, pastor of the South Connellsville Assembly of God, officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 18, 1954, page 11, column 4

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William W. DEAN ( -1976)

DEAN, WILLIAM W.—Age 95 years, of House 5, Leith, died in the Uniontown Hospital Friday, April 23, 1976 at 6:20 a.m. He was a member of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church and was a retired coal miner, having worked for the H. C. Frick Company, Continental #1 for many years. He was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Cramer Dean. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sarah Cramer Dean, August 19, 1955. Surviving are his second wife, Fannie Matthews Dean and three sons, Omer Dean and Leonard Dean, both of the State of California, and Ralph Dean of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Lucien (Gladys) Riley of the State of California, and Mrs. Gertrude Wilson of Leith; 24 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Cecil Martin of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Charles Little and Rev. Lloyd Bier officiating. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 24, 1976, page 25, column 7

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William DEAN ( -1863)

DIED

  DEAN— On Wednesday, the 24th inst., Wm. Dean, at the house of James Shepherd, Esq., in Keosauqua, Iowa. He went to bed in his usual health, which had been rather poor for some time past. He was born in McClellandtown, Fayette county, was when he died near 46 years of age. He lived and was extensively engaged in business for a number of years in Greene county, and removed to Henry county, Iowa. He leaves a large family. He was a brother of Hon. Henry Clay Dean.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 10, 1863, Vol. III, No. 31, page 3, column 3

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Charlotte E. DEANE (1926-2002)

Charlotte E. Deane
Cleveland, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Pleasant

Charlotte Elma (Gretzinger) Deane, 76, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in the Fairview Hospital, Cleveland. She was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Miller Gretzinger. For 36 years, she worked for General Motors of Brookpark, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Vernon and Wayne Gretzinger. She was the loving mother of Debra Ogle and husband, Robert, of Strongsville, Ohio, Robert of Pymatuning Lake, Pa., and Susan Deane of Cleveland, Ohio; the loving grandmother of Dawn Wooten, Cindy Perez, Melissa Taylor and Joey; great-grandmother of Cinandrea, Alicia and Destiny; dearest sister, Eloise Yost of Oak Hill, W.Va.; aunt of Darlene Humphey; and a great-aunt to many.

Friends will be received at the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, 4420 Rocky River Drive at Puritas, Cleveland, Ohio, today from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mount Pleasant, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy E. Beatty officiating. Interment in Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


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

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Theresa Ballon DeANGELIS (1915-1995)

   Theresa (Ballon) DeAngelis, 80, of Monessen, died Monday, Sept. 4, 1995, at 7:10 p.m., in the Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport. She was born in Brownsville, Aug. 24, 1915, daughter of the late Andrew and Suzanna (Denkovic) Ballon. She was a member of the Epithany of Our Lord R.C. Church of Monessen. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Louis (Beans) DeAngelis, one son, Joseph and daughter-in-law, Joan of Harrison City; one daughter; Carol Vernet of Ingomar; one grandson, Evan DeAngelis; one granddaughter, Laura Vernet; and also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Paul, Steve and Andrew Ballon; and three sisters, Sue Paolina, Mary Pitek and Anna Ratica. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, with the Blessing at 9:30 a.m., in the Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in the Epithany of Our Lord R. C. Church of Monessen. Interment will follow Mon Valley Memorial Park in Donora.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, September 5, 1995

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Donna Baker DEANGELO (1934-1974)

DEANGELO, DONNA BAKER— Age 40, a resident of 158 Main St., West Brownsville, died following a lingering illness in her home on Saturday, July 6, 1974 at 2:20 a.m. She was born at West Brownsville on April 7, 1934, a daughter of Mrs. Margaret C. Baker of West Brownsville, and the late Lee Baker, who died in 1938. She was a member of the former Central Presbyterian Church, Brownsville. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are one son, Dana, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Stevenson of St. Helena, California, and Mrs. Ruth Fleming of California, Pa. Preceding her in death, in addition to her father, was one son, James, in 1973. Friends are being received in the J. W. Kisinger funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Tolson officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 8, 1974, page 25, column 6

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Annie DEARTH ( -1863)

DIED

   On the 30th of January 1863, of Fever and Scrofula, “Little Annie” youngest daughter of Johnson V. and Martha Dearth, aged 3 years and a few days. Jesus loved the gentle little sufferer, and took her to Himself that she might live in eternal health and youth.

Free from sorrow, free from strife,
In a world of love and life.
Where no sinful thing has trod.
In the presence of its God,
Spotless, blameless, glorified;
Pious child shall there abide.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 5, 1863, Vol. 2, No. 52, page 4, column 5

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

DEARTH-On the 30th of October, 1863, Caroline, daughter of Johnson and Martha Dearth, aged two months, two weeks and four days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Nov 12, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 40, Pg. 2, Col. 7.


Infant DEARTH ( -1919)

   Death notice for the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Dearth of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 19, 1919. Text is not currently available.


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Margaret DEARTH Stone  (1841-1898)

   Death notice for Margaret Dearth of Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 23 & 26, 1898. Text is not currently available.


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Margaret Beal DEARTH Photo  (1861-1963)

Mrs. Margaret B. Dearth
Succumbs Today, Age 101

One of this area's oldest residents, Mrs. Margaret Beal Dearth, 101, died this morning in the family home at McClellandtown R.D. 1. Born during the Civil War in Menallen Twp., she would have been 102 if she had lived to Nov. 8. A daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Jane Gosnell Beal, she was the widow of the late Jonah M. Dearth who died in 1915. She spent her entire life in Menallen and German Twps., and was a life member and the oldest mem­ber of New Salem Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are four children: Mrs. Fred (Cora) Van Kirk and Sam M. and Almina Dearth, at home, and Mrs. Ada Roderick, Uniontown. Eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive, A son, Randolph, died in 1950, and a daughter, Mildred, in infancy.

Friends will be received in the residence after 3 p.m. today until Sunday at 3 p.m., the hour of services. Dr. William R. Johnston and Rev. H. L. Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Salem View Cemetery under the direction of the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 3, 1963, page 1, columns 2&3


FROM A NEWSPAPER COLUMN IN THE TRIBUNE 26 DEC 1989 BY LOUISE CONNOR

Frances Roderick revealed that Margaret Beal had lived in West National Pike Tollhouse even before the toll gates may have been dispensed with. This we are sure of: Sara offered that my mother spent much of her early childhood years living there. Permanent residents were George Gosnell and his wife. Within out family they have always been referred to as Uncle George and his wife. Sara added, my mother was quiet and seldom spoke of her early life. She was an avid reader and during my working years it kept me busy keeping her supplied with reading material. But there were always smiles when my mother would tell us about herself and the Toll House Squirrel. "Sara related,” The squirrel moved freely in and out of the Tollhouse tower, my mother would put bits of food out for it until she finally won its confidence. Then she would attach a bit of food to a quill and hold it out for the squirrel to sample. It became a daily occurrence, but one day no squirrel arrived. Heartbreaking news! While hunting in woods near the Toll House, Uncle George didn't recognize the little fellow and he became mistakenly squirrel stew. The sad news had to be conveyed to the broken hearted little girl. While living at the Toll House Margaret attended the Grace Elementary School. Margaret Beal was living with the Gosnells at the Toll House on January 1, 1883, according to the marriage record. A wedding took place uniting Margaret Beal and Jonah Miller Dearth in marriage. No other details are known but it is likely they traveled by horse and buggy to German Township and went to housekeeping in a little house which probably stood on the rolling farm land which covered the many acres in the ownership of the Dearth family. The couple spent their entire married life in the little house where their daughters Cora and Sara now live. Margaret Beal Dearth, at the time of her death in Nov 1963, would have been 103 years old had she but lived an additional month and three days. Her husband Jonah Dearth died when only 56 years old. During her lifetime Margaret Beal Dearth, had a riding horse of her own. She covered that farm as she helped with all of the chores. The family sold chicken, cattle and hogs along with eggs and vegetables. Her grandmother was Margaret Huston Beal.


Daily Tribune, Greensburg, PA, December 26, 1989


100th BIRTHAY WILL BE OBSERVED BY COUNTY WOMAN

Mrs. Margaret Beal Dearth of McClellandtown R.D. #1 will observe her 100th birthday on Wednesday. A life long resident of Fayette County, she spent her early life with her Grandmother, Mrs. Mary Gosnell, who lived in the old in the old toll house on the National Pike West. It was in this structure that she married Jonah Miller Dearth who died in 1915. She is the last surviving member of the family of Samuel and Mary Gosnell Beal. She became the mother of seven children, of whom four are living. Mina Dearth, Ada D. Roderick, Cora D. VanKirk. She has eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A quiet observance is planned. Mrs. Dearth is still alert, and sings along with the hymns on religious radio programs.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 4, 1961, page 11

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Margaret Jane Lincoln DEARTH (1858-1950)

Esteemed Local Resident Taken

Rites are Arranged For Mrs. Dearth

Mrs. Margaret Jane Dearth, widow of Lacy Evans Dearth, died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, August 25, 1950, in her home, 333 Braddock avenue, following a brief illness. The daughter of Richard and Hannah Haymaker Dearth Lincoln, Mrs. Dearth was born in Uniontown September 27, 1858. She was the oldest member of the New Salem Presbyterian church and Redstone Presbyterial.

Surviving are two daughters, Blanche M. Dearth, Mrs. Clarence D. Campbell; one son, George B. Dearth; a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold F. Bucher, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Barbara Sarah Bucher, and one sister, Mrss Sallie H. Lincoln. Two daughters, Minnie L. and Sallie Pearl, and one brother, L. Sherman Lincoln, preceded her in death.

Friends will be received after 7 tonight in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown street, where services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday. Rev. Robert E. Osman, pastor of New Salem Presbyterian church, will officiate, assisted by Dr. W. B. Hindman, of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will follow in Salem View cemetery, New Salem, under direction of C. B. Dearth Sons.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 26, 1950, page 1, column 5, continued to page 6, column 1



DEARTH, MARGARET JANE widow of Lacy Evans Dearth of 333 Braddock Ave. Friends are being received at the Ferguson Funeral Rome, 80 Morgan town St. until this afternoon at 4 p. m. where funeral services will be held with Rev. Robert E. Osman, pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian church, officiating, assisted by Dr. W. B. Hind man of the First Presbyterian church, Uniontown. Burial will follow in Salem View cemetery, New Salem, under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Edward H. Vail, E. Gadd Snider, Edgar McGee, Samuel N. Sapper, Fred Van Kirk, William West, B. F. King, Dr. C. B. Johnson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 28, 1950, page 12, column 1

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Martha DEARTH ( -1863)

  DEARTH— of Consumption, at her residence on Pittsburg street, in Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 19th , '63, Mrs. Martha, consort of Johnson V. Dearth, in the 40th year of her age. She joined the New Salem congregation of C. P. Church under the ministry of Rev. S. E. Hudson, in 1843. Removing to Uniontown, she attached herself to the Uniontown Congregation in company with her husband in May 1846, where she continued an humble and faithful member unto the time of her death.

   During her last illness, she manifested much of the spirit of the true Christian- meekness, patience-a strong hope and unshaken confidence in her Savior. She feared not death, for his sting, she felt, had been extracted by a Savior's love. Sensible to the last, she distributed gifts and kind words to all, testifying a deep interest in the salvation of each. She requested the privilege to sleep, sank down as a child to rest, breathed but a few times, and was with her Lord forever.

   A husband mourns, two daughters and a son mourn, a brother and sister, a congregation and many friends mourn on account of the sad bereavement, but not without hope-a strong consolation. "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him."  I. N. B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 24, 1863, Vol. III, No. 46, page 3, column 1

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bullet Mary Jane DEARTH died in 1854. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On the evening of the 8th inst., in Luzerne township, of Typhoid fever, Miss Mary Jane Dearth, aged about seventeen years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. December 21, 1854


Naomi Moore DEARTH ( -1901)

   Death notice for Naomi Moore Dearth of New Salem, wife of Jonah Dearth, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 9, 1901. Text is not currently available.


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Dr. O. P. DEARTH ( -1928)

DR. O. P. DEARTH

   Word has been received in Brownsville of the death of Dr. O. P. Dearth, at his home in Akron, Ohio, Sunday morning, January 8, 1928, at 9:30 o’clock. Dr. Dearth practiced medicine in Brownsville for several years. He was a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Brashear Dearth of New Salem. Dr. Dearth is survived by his widow, Louise Higginbotham Dearth; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Updgraff of Akron; a son, Dr. Walter Dearth of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Neil of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held in the home in Akron, Tuesday afternoon followed by burial in the Ohio city.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 9, 1928, page 7, column 2

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Ruth DEARTH Stone  (1826-1918)

MRS. RUTH DEARTH

   Mrs. Ruth Dearth, one of the oldest residents of Fayette county, died Saturday morning at her home at New Salem. Funeral services will be held at her late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the New Salem Presbyterian cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 15, 1918, page 2, column 6

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Sarah Elizabeth Beal DEARTH Stone  (1844-1899)

   Death notice for Sarah Elizabeth Beal Dearth of New Salem, wife of Clark B. Dearth appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 16, 11899. Text is not currently available.


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bullet Mary Jane DEATERLY died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mary Jane Deaterly
Mrs. Mary Jane Deaterly, better known as "Mollie", died at her home in Jefferson Township, Fayette County Sunday at 9:40 a. m. She was 71 years old.

Her husband, Christian Deaterly, died February 2, 1926. She was born in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, February 29, 1864, a daughter of Tyer and Charlotta Robinson. She was a member of the Charleroi M. E. Church.

She is survived by three sons, Riley, Ross and David, all at home; a brother Van Robinson, of Fallowfield Township and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held in the late home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in charge of the Rev. G. Meade Daughtery. Burial will be in Maple Creek cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 9/30/1935)


Anna Louise Koury DEBNAR (1924-1995)

   Anna Louise Koury Debnar, 70, of 1504 W. Green St., Connellsville, died Monday, July 17, 1995, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Adam J. and Anna Phillips Koury. She was a retired registered nurse, having worked at Mayview State Hospital. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School, where she was valedictorian. She was also a graduate of Mercy School of Nursing in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. George Maronite Church, Uniontown. She is survived by four sisters, Marie C. Koury, Jessie Y. Koury, Agnes V. Koury, all of Connellsville, and Mrs. William (Deloris) Dougherty of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Debnar, Jan. 21, 1975; two brothers, George and Michael P. Koury; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Cecelia) Faris. Friends will be received at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cecil, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 19, 1995

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Catherine Sterling DeBOLT (1850-1924)

MRS DeBOLT DIES AFTER A LENGHTY ILLNESS
   After a lengthy illness, Mrs. Catherine Sterling DeBolt passed away, Wednesday, January 23, at her home near Fairview Church. Mrs. DeBolt was born April, 1850 and was the daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann Hart Sterling. Her husband Rev. Alpheus DeBolt died seven years ago.

Mrs. DeBolt is survived by the following sons and daughters; Mrs. Edward Folk of Phoenix, AZ, John W. of Masontown and Mrs. Charity Easter of Abline, KS, Mrs. Elmer Mallory of Masontown; one brother, William Sterling and a sister, Mrs. John Bowman, twenty four grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. DeBolt will be buried Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at Fairview Church. Interment will be the church cemetery under the direction of Funeral director H. A. Johnson.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 24, 1924

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Jeannette Stanley DeBOLT (1887-1975)

DEBOLT, JEANNETTE STALEY— Age 88 years of 712 N. Main St., Masontown, Pa., died Thursday, November 13, 1975, the daughter of the late James and Mary Haney Staley. She was born October 4, 1887 in German Township. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob DeBolt in 1973. Surviving are two sons, Harland S. DeBolt of Hopwood and Wm. Stanley DeBolt of Masontown; a daughter, Ruth M. DeBolt of Masontown; two grandchildren; three great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ernest, Earl and Samuel Staley, and two sisters, Alice Staley Jack and Susanna Staley Christopher. Friends are received in the Grant R. Townsend Funeral Home, 220 S. Main St., Masontown, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until 2 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Charles Berkshire officiating. Interment in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


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

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bullet Jennie E. DeBOLT died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

One of Greene county's outstanding residents, Mrs. Jennie E. DeBolt, aged 70, wife of Jerry E. DeBolt, died suddenly at 10:30 Wednesday morning, September 14, 1938, from a heart attack as she was talking over the telephone in her home, 154 West Greene street, Waynesburg.
Mrs. DeBolt, vice president of the women's board of the Greene County Memorial hospital and a charter member of the Library Club in Waynesburg, had been in her usual health, and her unexpected death came as a distinct shock to members of her family and friends.
Mrs. DeBolt, one of the most active members of the congregation of the First M. E. church, assumed a principal part in the affairs of the Wesleyan Society and the various Missionary Societies.
Born April 27, 1868, a daughter of James E. and Elizabeth Gray Blackshere. Mrs. DeBolt resided in the Blackshere homestead near Mapleton for a number of years, and moved to Waynesburg 45 years ago.
In addition to her husband, she leaves one son, Ralph, of Waynesburg, a daughter, Virginia, wife of Lawrence Judd, of Dayton, O.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Harriett and Catherine Blackshere, of Waynesburg, and one brother, ?????
(balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - September 15, 1938)


bullet Loula DEBOLT ( -1932)

LOULA DEBOLT

   Mrs. Loula DeBolt, 36, died Tuesday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m., in the home of her father-in-law, J. E. DeBolt of Waynesburg. Death resulted from complications following a recent serious operation in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. Deceased was born near Khedive, a daughter of S. Tilton and Louie Long Keenan. She was a member of the Muddy Creek Presbyterian church. Surviving are her husband, Ralph; and three children, R.B., Jerry and Paul, all of Khedive. Two brothers and two sisters also survive: Mrs. George Reynolds of Washington, Pa., Mrs. Harold M. Bone, West Haven, Conn.; Paul M. Keenan, Carmichaels, and Albert H., of Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral services will take place from the home in Waynesburg, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. I. L. Crooks, pastor of Muddy Creek church officiating. Burial in the church cemetery near Khedive.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 16, 1932, page 11, column 3

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Nancy Ann DEBOLT ( -1923)

MRS. NANCY ANN DEBOLT

   Miss Nancy Ann Debolt, aged 78 years, daughter of Hugh and Maria Waters Debolt, died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, January 16, 1923, at the home of the late Rev. Alphens Debolt, Masontown, where she has made her home for the past fifty years. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jeanie Ross, of Masontown, and Mrs. Elizabeth Talbert, of Mapletown. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Fairview church, Masontown. Interment in the Fairview cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 17, 1923, page 12, column 4

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Rezin DEBOLT Stone  (1837-1910)

   Death notice for Rezin DeBolt of Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 2, 1910. Text is not currently available.


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George Allen DeBORD (1950-2008)

   George Allen DeBord passed away in St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the age of 57. George was a native of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where he was born November 20, 1950. He had been a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, for the past 14 years. George was the beloved husband of Jean Rattay DeBord; father of Rachel Horchar and her spouse, David, Jessica DeBord, Anthony Tiberi, and Christina Tiberi; brother of Michelle DeBord; son of George I. DeBord and Loretta Leiter DeBord (both now deceased); uncle of Kiernan Schalk and Derrick Schalk; and the grandfather of Sammy Hillen. Relatives and friends of the family and also the employees of Trinity Marine were invited to attend the Memorial Service at the BAGNELL & SON FUNERAL HOME, 75212 Lee Road, Covington, Louisiana, 70435, (985-893-2235) on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Grant Ross officiated. Interment was private.


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

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Andy DEBRECZENI ( -1920)

DESPONDENT, MAN COMMITS SUICIDE

   Andy Debreczeni, aged 60, of Morgantown, W. Va., committed suicide by hanging Thursday afternoon at his room in Krizsan’s restaurant in Morgantown street. With one end of his belt around his neck and the other attached to the bed-post, the man assumed a sitting posture, his weight choking him to death. Life had been extinct but a short time when the body was found by the proprietor. The man had been in Uniontown for five days and had been despondent, it was said.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 9, 1920, page 1, column 6

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Mrs. Calix DEBROCO ( -1925)

   Death notice for Mrs. Calix DeBroco of Point Marion appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, August 1, 1925. Text is not currently available.


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Angelo DECARLO ( -1921)

   Death notice for Angelo DeCarlo of McCormick appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, May 11, 1921. Text is not currently available.


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Charles DECARLO ( -1928)

LOCAL BOXER SUFFERS
HEAD INJURY IN FALL

Charley DeCarlo Bounced Off
Truck Going On Outing

MACHINES CRASH

   Charley DeCarlo, local boxer, 23, suffered a fractured skull Sunday morning about 10:45 o’clock when he bounced from the rear of a truck on which he and a group of friends were going to the mountains to spend the day picnicking. DeCarlo was rushed to the Uniontown Hospital in a serious condition. DeCarlo was riding on the tail gate of the truck, according to reports, and as the vehicle passed over a rough place in the highway near Hopwood, he fell to the roadway, landing on his head.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 9, 1928, page 1, column 5


CHAS. DE CARLO,
LOCAL BOXER,
DIES IN HOSPITAL

Fall From Truck Sunday
Proves Fatal To Pugilist

SKULL FRACTURED

   After suffering a fractured skull when he bounced off the rear of a picnic-bound truck in Hopwood Sunday, Charlie DeCarlo, Uniontown amateur pugilist, died last night, July 10, 1928, at 11 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital. DeCarlo, aged 23 years, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vito DeCarlo, Downer avenue. Funeral arrangements will be announced today.

   DeCarlo is known throughout Western Pennsylvania for his boxing abilities, having fought a number of fights in Pittsburgh and other points in the district. His last beg scrap was with Joe Speigal for the 138 pound championship of the city, Speigal winning by a knockout. Charlie was one of the organizers of the Uniontown Athletic Club and assisted in the development of many of the younger scrappers of the city. He was recognized as one of the most promising amateur fighters at 146 pounds in the district, carrying a terrific punch in either hand and strong on ring generalship. DeCarlo is survived by his parents, three brothers, Dominick of Uniontown, Dan of Schenectady, N. Y., and Frank of Uniontown, and a sister, Mary, at home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 11, 1928, page 1, column 1


CHARLIE DE CARLO DIES AFTER
FALL FROM AUTO TRUCK

   Charlie DeCarlo, 23, one of Uniontown’s best known amateur pugilist, died at 11 o’clock last night in the Uniontown hospital from a fractured skull suffered Sunday when he was jolted off the rear of a truck near Hopwood. DeCarlo was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vito DeCarlo of Downer avenue. He was recognized as one of this section’s best boxers and had a vast array of followers. He was one of the organizers of the Uniontown Athletic Club. In addition to his parents, DeCarlo is survived by three brothers, Dominick of Uniontown, Dan of Schenectady, N. Y., and Frank of Uniontown. A sister, Mary, at home, also survives. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 at the home and at 9 o’clock in St. Theresa’s Itilian R. C. church with the Rev. Father Louis Tabbia officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 11, 1928, page 1, column 2

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Joe DECARLO ( -1920)

Killed Under Wheel

   Joe DeCarlo, 37 years old, of Uniontown was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when he jumped from a truck belonging to the Stern Coal company, by which he was employed. He fell under one of the rear wheels.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 10, 1920, page 1, column 2

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Mary Francis McCartney DECARLO (1917-1995)

   Mary Francis McCartney DeCarlo, 78, of Canton, Mich., and formerly of Uniontown passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 1995, in Annapolis Medical Center, Canton, Mich. She was born April 25, 1917, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of John S. and Helen Sanner McCartney. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel DeCarlo. She is survived by her son, James Brown of Ecorse, Mich.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Kay Supler of Fairless Hills, Pa., Lucille Supler of Beaver, Pa., and Margaret Luther of Uniontown. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Michael Valentine officiating. Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, October 24, 1995

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bullet Marie C. DECARLO ( -1938)

MARIE C. DECARLO

   Mrs. Marie Carmelia DeCarlo, of 35 Delaware street, died at 12:05 Sunday afternoon, August 28, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital after a brief illness of a complication of diseases. Surviving are the following children: Charles, Uniontown; John, Joseph, and Carmine, at home; Daniel, Uniontown, and Mrs. John Sabia, Stamford, Conn. She also leaves two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Lucie, Uniontown, and Mrs. Mary Lucie Sabia, Uniontown, and a brother, Dominick Silio, Uniontown. The body will be taken from the Haky funeral home to the family residence this afternoon. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 29, 1938, page 14, column 2


DECARLO REQUIEM

   Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Carmelia DeCarlo, who died Sunday afternoon, August 28, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital, will be held at 8:30 Wednesday morning from the family residence, 35 Delaware street, followed by requiem high mass in St. Therese Church of the Little Flower. Rev. Fr. Charles J. Ceradini will be celebrant and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery under the direction of the Haky Funeral Home. Friends will be received at the family home until the hour of the funeral.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 30, 1938, page 7, column 2

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bullet Patricia Ann DECARLO died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Dominick A. DeCarlo Charged with Beating Little Daughter to Death, Wounding Wife; Stabbed Self in Abdomen.
A family quarrel in their little Schenectady, N. Y., apartment brought grim tragedy to a former well known Uniontown couple and their daughter.
Today, Patricia Ann, 6, is dead, while her parents, Dominick A. DeCarlo, 32, and his wife, Mrs. Rose DeCarlo, 33, are in a serious condition in Ellis hospital, Schenectady.
The little girl died of head injuries inflicted by a poker.  
Her mother has a fractured skull, also caused, police said, by a poker.  Her condition is critical.
The father has a severe stab wound in the abdomen, believed self inflicted by a butcher knife, and is in a serious condition.
Schenectady police today announced that charges of murder will be lodged against DeCarlo.
The tragedy occurred, police said, Monday evening shortly before 9 o'clock.
Neighbors, living in an apartment below that of the DeCarlos, heard the little girl screaming.
They called police who broke down locked doors and rushed the family to the
Ellis hospital.  Yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, Patricia Ann died.
Today, hospital officials gave DeCarlo a fifty-fifty chance to recover. Hope was not as high for his wife.
Details Delayed
No word was received of details of the tragedy today.   DeCarlo is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vito DeCarlo of 118 Downer avenue, highly respected residents of this city.  His wife is the former Rose Cavaliero, of Edenborn.
Married seven years ago, the couple moved to Schenectady where DeCarlo had obtained a position with the General Electric company and who just recently was promoted to an executive office position.
Domestic difficulties beset the couple two years ago, friends said, early in the summer, Mrs. DeCarlo came back to Uniontown, staying here two months, and returning just two weeks ago in anticipation of some reconciliation arrangement.
Early yesterday morning, Vito DeCarlo, the young man's father, who for many years has been a faithful miner at the Snyder mine, was summoned to Schenectady upon receiving word his son and his family were in the hospital as the result of an automobile accident. Accompanying the elder DeCarlo was another son, Frank.
Last night at 6 o'clock, Miss Mary DeCarlo, sister of Dominick, who resides at the Downer avenue home, received a telegram the little girl had died. Still there was no information of domestic tragedy.  
Policy inquiry today revealed details of the apartment scene and what was apparently an attempted double murder and attempted suicide, according to officials.
The DeCarlos lived at 1321 Eighth avenue, Schenectady.  Dominick was a graduate of the Uniontown high school, while his wife is understood to have been graduated from the German township high school.
(Standard - July 22, 1937)


Minichima Rinaldi DECARLUCCI ( -1949)

MRS. MINICHIMA DECARLUCCI

   Mrs. Minichima (Asto) Rinaldi DeCarlucci, 64, widow of Agostino DeCarlucci, died Thursday night while visiting a daughter in Rochester, N. Y. She was born in Italy, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dominico Rinaldi, and had been a resident of Uniontown for 41 years. Surviving are four sons, Samuel, James and Henry of Uniontown and Dominic of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Louise DeCaro and Mrs. Joan Menaldino of Rochester, N. Y.; eight grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 12, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Attilio DECASSIO ( -1931)

ATTILIO DeCASSIO

   Attilio DeCassio died Sunday, October 4, 1931, at 1:30 a.m., at his late home in Cardale, of complications. He was 63 years of age. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Regina DeCassio; three children, Oreata, Primo and Yolando, at home; two brothers, Reginaldo, Cardale; Aldo, Springfield, Mass., and one sister in Italy. Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, followed by additional services in the Cardale R. C. church in charge of Rev. Fr. Joseph Forysiak. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 5, 1931, page 11, column 3

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Christopher DECKER (1882-1969)

DECKER, CHRISTOPHER— Age 87 years of 1218 Chestnut St., Connellsville died Tuesday, September 16, 1969 at 8:45 p. m. in the Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born March 21, 1882 in Connellsville the son of the late Nicholas and Christina Kromer Decker and had been a lifelong resident of Connellsville. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, he was a conductor on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad until he retired in 1946 after nearly 40 years service and he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors and the Baltimore & Ohio Veteran Association. Surviving are two sons: Warren M. of Masontown and Harry C. of Baden, two daughters: Mrs. Edgar Emma Jean Swartzwelder, Connellsville, and Miss Wanda E. at home, six grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary E. Clemmer Decker in 1946 and a son Robert in 1939. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Greene St., Connellsville where services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. H. Wahl Pfeifer officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 18, 1969, page 36, column 7

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Edna C. Charlesworth DECKER ( -1970)

DECKER, EDNA C.— Age 64 years, of 214 Jefferson Ave., Masontown, Pa., died in the West Virginia Medical Center Saturday, September 26, 1970 at 9:45 a.m. Surviving are her husband, Warren Decker; a son, Warren C., of Pt. Marion; a daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Martha) Brown of Harrisburg; two grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas W. Charlesworth of Addison and David H. Charlesworth of Mundelein, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Schell of Madison, N. J.; an uncle, Rev. Dr. Thomas Charlesworth, a retired Methodist minister of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a niece, Patty Lou Craig of Shady Grove. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Masontown; the Ideal Chapter 213 of the O.E.S., where she was past matron; past president of the B.P.W. of Masontown; a member of the Masontown Garden Club; the VFW Auxiliary, Faith-Gray-McArdle Post 4584; and the American Nursing Association of West Virginia. Friends are being received in the Maykuth Funeral Home, Masontown today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday until 12 Noon, and in the United Methodist Church from 12 Noon to 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. H. Louis Hewitt officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville. Ritualistic services will be conducted by the VFW Auxiliary this evening at 7:30, the O.E.S. at 8:00, and the B.P.W. at 8:30. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 28, 1970, page 21, column 7

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bullet Harold DECKER died in 1917. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

The funeral of Harold Decker was held from the home of his parents Mr and Mrs S.B. Decker in Franklin Ave yesterday afternoon with internment in the  Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Rev. Ellis B. Burgess pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church assisted by Rev. J.L. Proudfit officiated. The Connellsville Military Band, in which he was a coronetist, played at the home and at the cemetery. A quartet consisting of Robert Barkell, L.G.Hoover,  Edgar Horner, and R.O.Claybaugh, all members of the band sang. The pall bearers were; Fred Funari, William Bisel, Scott Hendrickson, Lindsay Mc Farland, John Mc Farland Jr and Dr.Clyde Campbell. Wilson Foltz of Dunbar, Snyder Kelley of Vanderbilt, Edward Herd  and Edward Turner served as flower bearers.
Obit was located Connellsville Courier
May 6,1917


Irene P. DECKER ( -1921)

MRS. IRENE P. DECKER

   Mrs. Irene P. Decker, 30 years old, wife of John R. Decker, died Wednesday night at her home in Millview avenue, Uniontown, of pneumonia. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Anderson, the latter deceased former well known residents of Dunbar. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Joanne, Lionel, her father, one sister, Goldie Anderson and one brother, Frank Anderson, all of Uniontown. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the house, with Rev. Humbert of Fairchance, officiating. The interment will be made in the Scottdale cemetery, with Funeral Director T. J. Durhans of Dunbar in charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 20, 1921, page 2, column 3

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bullet James Howard DECKER died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Double Funeral Services
Double funeral services will be conducted Thursday for William Franklin Decker and James Howard Decker, brothers, who died at the same hour on Monday, January 30, 1933.
Brief services will be held in the family residence at Nemacolin, Greene county, at 12 o'clock, for W. F. Decker.  In the family residence on the Footedale road, at 12:30 o'clock, similar services will be conducted for James H. Decker, in charge of Rev. R. G. Manley assisted by Rev. A. A. Nagay.
Following the respective services the funeral corteges will go to the Uppermiddletown Methodist Episcopal church where joint additional services will be solemnized at 1:30.  J. H. Decker will be buried in the church cemetery while the body of his brother will be taken to Irwin for burial.
(Evening Genius- Feb. 1, 1933)


bullet Maria DECKER died in 1943. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Mrs Maria Decker, 82 years old died at 11:00  o'clock Thursday morning at her home at 801 Franklin Ave, after an extended illness which became critical late Tuesday noght.
Mrs Decker was born in Connellsville on February 12,1861, the daughter of the late Maurice and Sarah Brierly Griffin, and had  resided here all of her life. Her father was a Civil War Veteran and was one of the freight agents of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Connellsville. He had been a prisoner of the Confederate Army for about eight months and died of  privations sufferied while a prisoner of war in the south.
She was united in marriage to Sylvester B. Decker who died in 1918. Surviving are two children, Roger B. Decker of Youngstown Ohio and  Alta Decker at home. There are two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock  tomorrow afternoon at the home, in charge is Rev E.A. Shultz, Pastor of the First United Brethren Church. Burial in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
Obit located Connellsville Courier
November 5,1943


bullet Sylvester Barkley DECKER died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)

Sylvester B. Decker  61 yrs , a former Deputy Sheriff of Fayette County, and one of the best  known residents of Connellsville ,died at his home 801 Franklin Ave.  Mr  Decker had been failing in health for about a year, but was able to be about until two weeks ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, with internment in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
The deceased was born at Goshen, Rockbridge Co. Va. June 10,1857, a son of the late Harvey and Fannie Baer Decker. He spent his boyhood days in the county where he was born and since he grew to manhood virtually all his life was spent in Connellsville.  After locating here Mr Decker entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad and for some  years was a freight conductor. After leaving the service of the railroad company he engaged in painting,following that occupation until his health commenced to fail.
At the time of his late illness, Mr. Decker was a watchman for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad in the West Side.
In politics the deceased was a republican, In addition to serving as  deputy sheriff he was a former of the Connellsville Police Force, serving in the capacity of Chief of Police at one time. He also was a member of council.
Mr Decker was married in Connellsville to Miss Mariah Griffin who survives,with three children; Miss Alta Decker and Roger Decker at home, James Decker in France,One sister Mrs Octavia Goodman of Goshen Va. and one brother Ferdinand Decker of Lynchburg Va. also survive.
Obit located Connellsville Courier
February 18,1918


bullet William Franklin DECKER died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Double Funeral Services
Double funeral services will be conducted Thursday for William Franklin Decker and James Howard Decker, brothers, who died at the same hour on Monday, January 30, 1933.
Brief services will be held in the family residence at Nemacolin, Greene county, at 12 o'clock, for W. F. Decker.  In the family residence on the Footedale road, at 12:30 o'clock, similar services will be conducted for James H. Decker, in charge of Rev. R. G. Manley assisted by Rev. A. A. Nagay.
Following the respective services the funeral corteges will go to the Uppermiddletown Methodist Episcopal church where joint additional services will be solemnized at 1:30.  J. H. Decker will be buried in the church cemetery while the body of his brother will be taken to Irwin for burial.
(Evening Genius- Feb. 1, 1933)


William Franklin DECKER ( -1968)

COUNTY MAN KILLED AS AUTO JACK FALLS

The body of William Franklin Decker, 47, of Footedale, was found crushed under his car in his yard at 11:30 a.m. Friday. He apparently had been killed instantly Thursday night when the car slipped from its jack while he was repairing it. A sister, Mrs. Loretta Bohatch of New Salem, and Franklin Lewis of Uniontown, R.D. 3, found his body. The victim was a WW2 veteran. Surviving are a son, John of Footedale, a brother and two sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 21, 1968


DECKER, WILLIAM F. ---R.D. 3, Uniontown, died Thursday, December 19, 1968. He was born in Footedale, October 21, 1931, son of the late James and Elizabeth Decker. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bowser Decker of Uniontown; one son, John Decker of Footedale; step daughters, Ruth Ann Friend and Dorothy Daugherty of Uniontown; step sons, Harvey Young of Rices Landing and William Thurman and Randall Bowser of Uniontown; a brother, James Decker of Philadelphia, Pa., and two sisters, Mrs. John Zoldock of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Loretta Bohatch of New Salem. Interment in the Walnut Hill Cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 23, 1968

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Julia G. DECLEMENTI (1914-1994)

Julia DeClementi, formerly of Connellsville

   Julia G. DeClementi, 80, of 117 W. Main St., Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1994, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 10, 1914, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Chris and Mary Rose Vilella Dominac. She was a former employee of Anchor Hocking Corporation and of the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bucky (Joan) Miller of Connellsville; two grandsons; two great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nick (Betty) Cartisano of Connellsville and Kate Piccola of Greensburg; and six nephews. She was predeceased by seven brothers, Joseph, Sandy, John, Humbert, Kelly, James and Christy Dominac; and one sister, Mary Washburn.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–St. Regis Cemetery


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1994

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Teresa DECONGELIO ( -1942)

   Mrs. Teresa DeCongelio, 79, died at her home in Oliver No. 2 Saturday night, at 6 o’clock following a lingering illness. Surviving are two sons, Angelo DeCongelio of Hoboken, N. J., and Louis, of Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Circelin, of Jersey City; Mrs. Tony Santangelo of Allison and Mrs. Michael Delagatti of Oliver No. 2; a sister, Mrs. Carmelia DeMarco in Italy; 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body has been removed from the Minerd Funeral Home to the family residence where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock followed by mass in St. Therese church at 10 o’clock. Rev. Ettore Moscoloni will officiate. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 9, 1942, page 3, column 5

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bullet Joseph A. DEDO died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

DEDO, Joseph A.
Funeral services for Joseph A. DEDO, aged 23, of Edenborn, who died November 7, 1937, in Fitzsimmons General hospital, Denver, Colo., after a lingering illness, will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Thomas R. C. church, at Footedale. Rev. Fr. Leo BUZA will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. There will be brief rites in the home in Edenborn at 8:30 a.m. and the funeral cortege will then go to Footedale.
DEDO, a private in Co. K. 35th Infantry, was a patient in the Denver hospital for several months. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George DEDO, House 292, Edenborn, and the following brothers and sisters, John, Stephen, Mary, Anthony, Helen, Peter, Stella, Walter, Michael, Paul, Edward, all at home, and Frank, in California.


bullet George DEDRICK died in 1898. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(76)

FAIRCHANCE, Feb. 9. Mr George Dedrick died at the home of his son, W.H . Dedrick of McGraw, Kas., January 20, 1898, in the 85th year of his ag e. Thus has passed away another of the pioneers of old Fayette. He was b orn November 7th(?), 1814 on the old Rogers farm, later owned by Col. R obinson, and now known as the “three cornered lot” near the P.R.R. spur w hich runs to the coke plant. When he married miss Margaret Humphreys h e first lived on the F.H. Oliphant (now Col. Hicks) farm near Fairchanc e. From here he moved to the Weaver farm near Smithfield, and from the re to the Williams, now Brownfield farm between Oliphant and Brownfield . Form these farms he hauled his grain over the “Old Pike” to Cumberla nd, and is mentioned as one the old wagoners in the good old times when w e were not troubled with coal smoke and railroad trains. In 1853 he re moved to Ohio and remained there until 1870 when he went to Iowa, and t here remained until he went to make his home for the last year of his l ife with his son William in Kansas. He leaves behind him his sister, M rs. Rosanna Humphreys, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Britt, near S mithfield. It was the writer’s sad privilege to carry the message of hi s death to his sister as she lives in that quiet, trustful Christian li fe waiting for the family reunion beyond the tomb. This notice in your p aper will carry sadness to many hearts, both in our own state and in ot her states, as your paper follows the sons and daughters of Fayette. M any of his friends here in Fairchance are among the most respected citi zens of our county and the faithful workers in the church of Christ. A nother of the “old wagoners” has left the national road of time and soo n we must all follow him over the trackless plains of eternity. Signed “ M.”
From the Genius of Liberty 10 Feb 1898


Mary DEDRICK ( -1861)

DIED

   At her residence in Brown county, Ohio, of Dysentery, Oct. 24th, Mrs. MARY DEDRICK, in the 31st year of her age. The deceased was a native of Fayette county, she removed with her family to the place where she died, last Spring. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for fourteen years. Just before her departure, she gave to her husband, children and friends the clearest testimony, by expressions of joy, and resignation that all was well, that her mind was at peace with God, and expressed the hope that her friends would try to meet her in Heaven. She left a husband and five small children to mourn her removal from their midst.
      H.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 14, 1861, Vol. I, No. 41, page 5, column 3

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Mary Stefanik DEEGAN ( -1995)

   Mary Stefanik Deegan, 90, of Clintonville, Wis., formerly of California, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 1995. She is survived by three sons, Edward Deegan of Clintonville, Wis., Joseph Deegan of Westwood, Mass., and Thomas Deegan of Jenson beach, Fla.; one daughter, Betty Petersen of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; one brother, Rudolph Stefanik of Beaver, Pa., four sisters, Anne Church of Palm Springs, Calif., Elsie Hughes of California, Pa., Josephine Alberti of Weirton, W.Va., and Mildred Travers of Irvine, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., on Thursday, May 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, May 5, until 1 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, May 3, 1995

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Mary A. DEEMER ( -1919)

MRS. MARY A. DEEMER

   Mrs. Mary A. Deemer, 71, years old, died Tuesday night at midnight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John L. Hayes in Uniontown. She is survived by two sons, Edward and Strickler Deemer, and one brother, George Myers, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Myers, all of Stauffer.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1919, page 2, column 6

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Hallick DEEMS, Jr. (1942-1994)

   Hallick (Sonny) Deems, Jr. 52, of Daisytown, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1994 at 2:05 a.m., in the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born May 22, 1942, in Brownsville, son of the late Hallick Deems, Sr. and Mary R. Gower Deems. He was employed for 25 years at the Tholl Fencing Co. he is survived by his wife, Donna Blume Deems; two sons, Donald Deems of Roscoe and Michael Hallick Deems of Reno, Nev.; one daughter, Vivian Grossman of Chilcoot, Calif.; one step- daughter, Jenis Blume; and one stepson, Shawn White, both of Daisytown; a former wife, Mary Ann Funari Deems of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. George (Naomia) Pusharich of Scenery Hill R.D. 1, Vivian Aldous of Fredericktown, Mrs. Fred (Mary Leah) Hodgson of Sparks, Nev., Mrs. James (Shirley) Smith of Scenery Hill R.D. 1 and Doris Dickinson of Sparks, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Lynn. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 40, Beallsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held, Thursday, Oct. 27, 1994, 1 p.m., with the Rev. John Kendall officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Fayette County.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, October 26, 1994

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Sarah Margaret Wergin DEEMS ( -1996)

   Sarah Margaret Wergin Deems, 91, of Clover Hill, Coal Center R.D., Pa., and formerly of Ginger Hill, Somerset Township, Pa., died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, in the date of her 75th wedding anniversary to her husband, John Nelson Deems Sr. She is survived by four sons: Eugene Deems of Beallsville, John Nelson Deems Jr. of Uniontown, Lindy Deems of Clover Hill, Coal Center R.D., and Darrell W. Deems of Scenery Hill; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Wanda) Calvin of Charleroi, Mrs. Bernard (Edie) Sosnak of Coal Center, Norma Dennis of Green Acres, Fla., Mrs. John (Kaye) Mowrey of Bethel Park, Pa., and Mrs. Charles (Karen) Walsh of Annapolis, Md.; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, on Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 1 pm.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, October 13, 1996

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Emma Baker DEFFENBAUGH (1854-1941)

MRS. EMMA DEFFENBAUGH

   Mrs. Emma Baker Deffenbaugh, 87, died at her home near Old Frame in Nicholson township, Thursday morning at 7 o’clock. She was born at Lake Lynn, July 15, 1854, the daughter of the late George and Margaret Baker. Her husband, Sylvanus Deffenbaugh, preceded her in death 27 years ago. Surviving are three children, Earl Deffenbaugh, Mrs. Donald McCann and Nellie Deffenbaugh, at home, and a brother, Joseph Baker, of Lake Lynn. Funeral services will be held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Sidney Kuhn will officiate. Burial under the direction of O. S. Vance and Son of Smithfield will follow in the Jacob’s Lutheran cemetery, Leckrone.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 10, 1941, page 5, column 2

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Eve DEFFENBAUGH ( -1870)

DIED

DEFFENBAUGH— March 20th, at her residence near McClellandtown, Mrs. Eve Deffenbaugh, widow of Jacob Deffenbaugh, dec’d aged about 90 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 1870, Vol. III, No. 11, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet John DEFFENBAUGH died in 1886. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John Deffenbaugh died at his residence in Putnam county, Ohio, January 14, 1886, aged 79 years.  Deceased was born in Fayette county, Pa., Oct. 26, 1806.  June 24, 1820, he was married to Miss Annie Parshall, and shortly afterwards emigrated to Lancaster, Ohio, whence he removed to Putnam county, where he lived most of the time until his death.  Nine children resulted from this union.  His wife died in 1875 and in 1879 he was married to Mrs. Mary A. Alspach, of Van West county, who survives him.  He held the position of justice of the peace in Putnam county for 27 successive years.  He was county commissioner six years and county auditor four years.  In 1831 he joined the Old School Baptist church and lived and died in that faith, highly esteemed as a Christian man.
Deceased was a brother of Nicholas Deffenbaugh, of near New Salem, and of Conrad Deffenbaugh, of near McClellandtown.


Melvin DeHASS, Jr. ( -1925)

TWO KILLED AT CROSSING

Two Others Injured at Acme Grade
One Man Instantly Killed as Two Cars Crash Into
Freight Train

One man was instantly killed, another fatally hurt and two others injured when two automobiles crashed into a Baltimore and Ohio freight train at Acme Crossing, Smithfield, at 9 o’clock last evening. Other accidents mentioned

    THE DEAD
    Ivan Everly, aged 21 years, of Smithfield, killed instantly.
    Melvin DeHass, Jr., aged 18, of Fairchance, depressed fracture of the skull.
      Died in Uniontown Hospital at 1:30 this morning.
    THE INJURED
    Harry Moser, aged 40, of Fairchance, laceration of the scalp. Condition good.
    William Shanaberger, aged 42, of Fairchance, slight cuts.
    Victims from other accidents mentioned

Travelling at a high rate of speed down the hill that approaches Acme crossing from the north, Everly, driving a Ford coupe, crashed head-on into the freight train as it was crossing the roadway. Shortly after Everly’s machine struck the train, the Ford touring car occupied by Moser, DeHaas and Shanaberger also struck the train. It is not known whether the drivers observed the train or not before it was too late to apply the brakes.

The front of Everly’s machine was wedged underneath a coke car by the force of the impact. An investigation later developed the fact that Everly had been thrown clear of the wreckage, his head striking the top ridge of the car, and scattering his brains over the coke, and the body afterwards dropping alongside the roadway near a culvert to one side of the crossing.

Brakeman Sees Accident

Jess Whetsel, a brakeman aboard the train, told Coroner S. A. Baltz, who conducted an investigation, that he was standing on a car near the end of the train, watching the two cars as they sped down the road toward the crossing. He saw the cars disappear. Jumping to the locomotive on the rear, he informed the engineer that he thought the two machines had struck the train. The engineer at the rear of the train at once whistled a signal to stop but before the train could be brought to a stop, it dragged Everly’s machine for a distance of 12 car lengths. The machine driven by Moser was found in the roadway at the crossing, practically at the point where the crash occurred.

When Moser’s machine struck the train the impact forced the motor backwards into the front seat and when found, DeHass was lying in the car with his head resting on a spark plug. Moser and Shanaberger also were still in the car but neither were seriously hurt.

Trio Rushed to Hospital

Moser, DeHass and Shanaberger were picked up by Edward Lamont, a Studebaker representative, whom they passed while dropping down the hill, and rushed to the Uniontown hospital. DeHass was suffering from a depressed fracture of the skull from which he died at 1:30 o’clock this morning. Moser sustained lacerations of scalp while other than bruises and scratches, young Shanaberger was uninjured and after being given first aid was allowed to return to his home.

Everly’s Face Crushed

Everly’s face and head were crushed almost beyond recognition as a result of his body striking the top of the coke car. The remains were removed to the Vance mortuary in Smithfield to be prepared for burial. Everly was well known throughout the county as an aviator.

Everly was married and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth King Everly, whom he married last summer following an elopement to Waynesburg, Greene county, in his airplane; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Everly and a brother, Everett Everly, all of Smithfield, and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Miller of Oliver.

DeHass is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin DeHass, Sr., of Fairchance, and a brother, Dr. Ernest P. DeHass, of New Salem.

Both machines were complete wrecks, Everly’s car being torn to bits and after being dragged for over 400 feet, was thrown into the ditch along side the tracks.

Third Acme Accident

This is the third accident at the Acme crossing within the past three months and according to authorities a request has been made to Harrisburg that electric warning signals be placed at the crossing. However, nothing has been done regarding the matter.

It was reported last evening that the car upon which the brains of Everly were found will be taken to Smithfield yards and kept there until it is photographed.

Article continues concerning other accidents.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 21, 1925, page 1, columns 6&7,
continued to page 8, column 1


FUNERALS FOR VICTIMS OF AUTO CRASHES

Funeral services for the two young men killed in the accident at Acme crossing Monday evening, will be held this afternoon and Thursday afternoon, according to arrangements announced last evening. Services for Ivan Everly will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Everly, of Smithfield, this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Mr. Cogley, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Baptist cemetery at Smithfield.

The services for D. Melvin DeHass, Jr., aged 17 years, seven months and one day, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Melvin DeHass, Sr., for Fairchance, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home with the Rev. C. D. A. Hoon, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove cemetery. In addition to his parents and one brother, Dr. E. P. DeHaas, of New Salem, young DeHass is survived by a sister, LaVern, at home. His father is manager of the Union Supply store at Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 22, 1925, page 12, column 3

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Anna Elizabeth DeHAVEN ( -1926)

MRS. ANNA E. DEHAVEN

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth DeHaven, aged 25 years, widow of the late Joseph DeHaven, died in the home of her mother Saturday afternoon, June 5, 1926, at 6:10 o’clock following a lingering illness. She is survived by her mother and father, three children, William aged 5 years, Betty Jean aged two and one-half years, and Johanna, aged eight months; three half-brothers and three half-sisters. The body will be taken to the home of her father-in-law in Addison today where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Addison cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 7, 1926, page 5, column 5

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Catherine DeHAVEN ( -1906)

ROCKWOOD

Mrs. Catherine DeHaven, one of the most aged women of this community, died at her home on Railroad street Monday evening. Had she lived another month she would have been 81 years of age. Mrs. DeHaven had been sinking very rapidly during the past year and during the last week was subject to sinking spells, three of which she recovered from, but succumbed to the fourth. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. H. C. Farner of Sand Patch, Mrs. Hetzell of Connellsville, Mrs. W. H. Raymon of Ursina and Miss Maggie at home. Interment will be made on Thursday at Poverty Hill Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, February 7, 1906, page 2, column 3

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Joseph H. DeHAVEN ( -1925)

JOSEPH H. DEHAVEN

Joseph H. DeHaven, 32 years old, died Monday at his home in Uniontown of apoplexy. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. DeHaven, one brother, Bert DeHaven of Chicago and two sisters, Mrs. George E. Frazee of Confluence and Miss Eva DeHaven of Addison.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 26, 1925, page 6, column 3


Personals and Locals

Miss Eva DeHaven, of Addison, was in Uniontown yesterday, being called here by the death of her brother, Joseph DeHaven, whose body was removed yesterday to his home. Miss DeHaven is employed as a sales woman in the Wright-Metzler store and has been absent from her duties fro the past few weeks on account of illness. She will resume her duties in two weeks.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 27, 1925, page 2, column 2


Attention, Veterans of Foreign Wars

All members to report at Post, Thursday, May 28th, at 12 noon to attend the funeral of Comrade Joseph DeHaven,


  (Signed) ADJUTANT


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 28, 1925, page 3, column 4

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Nettie DeHAVEN ( -1926)

MRS. NETTIE DeHAVEN

Mrs. Nettie DeHaven, 46 years old, died Sunday night at her home at Thompson No. 1.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 2, 1926, page 6, column 2

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bullet William G. DEHAVEN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

DeHaven Funeral

Funeral services for William G. DeHaven will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Methodist church, Addison.

Mr. DeHaven died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Frazee of Confluence.

He was born in Grantsville, Md., 81 years ago.  He moved to Addison when a boy of 12 and since that time he spent the remainder of his life there.

He was active in religious work during the entire span of his life.  Mr. DeHaven was the last of the family of Jacob DeHaven, whose ancestors arrived from France and settled in around Philadelphia in 1690.  They later migrated to Somerset county where they long have been active in their respective communities.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Frazee and a son, Bert DeHaven, Chicago, Ill.  He had a large circle of friends who will mourn his absence, all of whom are invited to attend his funeral.

Herald, August 11, 1938


James DEHOE ( -1904)

   Death notice for James Dehoe, of Scottdale, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 7, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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Edward DEICENTORI ( -1921)

FALL ENDS FATALLY

    BROWNSVILLE, Jan. 23.

   Edward Deidentori, an electrician of this place, died Saturday in a c Pittsburgh hospital as a result of a fall. He suffered skull fracture. The body is already in Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 24, 1921, page 7, column 5

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bullet Fannie Ball DEIHL died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Stricken suddenly ill, early Thursday morning, Mrs. Fannie Belle Diehl, aged 63, wife of Harry Deihl, of Merrittstown, died a short time later.  She was dead before the arrival of a physician.
Mrs. Deihl, although suffering from a heart affection, was up and around. She retired in her usual health, Wednesday night.
Mrs. Deihl, besides her husband, is survived by the following children: Bruce, Clisston and Mrs. Patrick O'Hara, of Mather; Mrs. Clyde Swift, of Republic, Louis, of Mt. Morris; Leo, of Masontown; Mrs. Ed Gough, of Republic, and Howard, of Charleroi, Twenty grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Van Eman will be held Sunday afternoon at the home.  Interment in the Monongahela Hill cemetery near Greensboro.
(Herald - July 28, 1938)


George DEISE ( -1870)

   Death notice for George Deise, who died October 6, 1870 of diphtheria, appeared in the American Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 7, 1870. Text is not currently available.


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Mattie DEITRICH ( -1920)

MRS. MATTIE DEITRICH

   Mrs. Mattie Deitrich of Point Marion died of heart trouble Friday afternoon in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 21, 1920, page 2, column 4

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John DEKOTA ( -1909)

   Death notice for John Dekota, who died in a fall of slate at the Revere Mine, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 28, 1909, concerning the Coroner’s Report. Text is not currently available.


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Mary Carmen DeLALLO ( -1913)

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

Miss DiLallo Dies

   Mary Camila DiLallo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale DiLallo, died yesterday at her home on South Arch street. She was 14 years old. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock. Interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 15, 1913, page 2, column 1

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Agnes Jack DeLANEY ( -1917)

Dies From Burns

   Mrs. Agnes Jack DeLaney, formerly of Connellsville, died last week at her home in Frostburg, Md., as the result of burns suffered in an explosion of gas in her home. The explosion occurred in the basement of the home when Mrs. DeLaney struck a match. She is survived by her husband, Joseph DeLaney, two children, and one sister, Miss Mary Jack.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 26, 1917, page 2, column 7

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Bathiah DeLANEY Stone  (1836-1901)

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

Bathiah DeLaney

White, female, married
   Cause of death–Heart attack
   Born–1836
   Died–1901
   Residence–Bank Street, Bridgeport
   Spouse–Daniel DeLaney


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 46, line 66

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Edward S. DeLaney (1866-1921)

BROWNSVILLE MAN
SHOOTS SELF IN HEAD

  BROWNSVILLE, June 13,— During a period of temporary mind derangement, due to illness and worry over the Brownsville post office, Edward S. DeLaney, aged 55, and for 30 years assistant postmaster here, took his own life by firing a bullet into his right temple at 7:30 this morning. His son-in-law, Virgil Trotter, who was in the hall just outside the room of Mr. DeLaney, rushed in to find him dead.

   Mr. DeLaney had been suffering from a nervous breakdown and for many weeks was compelled to remain at home. He seemed to have been greatly improved yesterday and had planned ot take a vacation. He rose early Monday morning and was alone in his room when he fired the fatal shot.

   Born on October 10, 1866, Mr. DeLaney was educated in the Brownsville public schools. He had spent the greater part of his life here and was one of Brownsville’s best known and most highly respected citizens. He was a member of Lodge No. 51, I. O. O. F. Besides his widow, Mr. DeLaney is survived by one son, Robert and a daughter, Mrs. Katheryn Trotter, both at home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 14, 1921, page 3, column 1

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bullet Elizabeth DeLANEY died in 1883. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(14)

(From German Township Correspondent.)
Mrs. Elizabeth DeLaney died July 27th, and was buried in the Lutheran cemetery on the Sunday following. Funeral sermon by the Rev. William Wood, of the "Mount Moriah Baptist Church," of Smithfield. Deceased was one of our oldest citizens, having been born at Hagerstown, Md., about the year 1793, as near as can be gathered, in the absence of any definite record; consequently she had attained the ripe age of two decades in excess of the three-score-and-ten allotted to man. She was married to John DeLaney in early life, by whom she was the mother of three children, all girls, two of whom are still living, with the oldest of which, intermarried with Philip Bixler, she was making her home at the time of her death, where she had been living for the last fifteen years, having been a widow for more than fifty years. At the time of her death she was a member of the Baptist church with which she had united more than forty years ago. And so exemplary was her character and conduct during all these years, that for us to say she was consistent would be but a poor tribute to her memory, for indeed we might well have considered her a model for us all in everything that could make life sweet and death a welcome visitor with no stings, no pains and no regrets. Her pilgrimage has been long, but she has at last knelt at the shrine, never more to come back along the thorny paths of life, or drink from the troubled waters that gush from the mountains of earthly strife, but to bask in the sunlight of peace, until the trumpet's sweet voice from the clouds shall burst the bars of death and call her forth to take her part in the first resurrection.
Her life made sweet by deeds of love,
So painless passed away;
Her soul in mansions fair above
Now basks in endless day."
Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Aug 2, 1883.


Emma Gertrude DELANEY (1868-1950)

DELANEY, MISS EMMA GERTRUDE— aged 81, a well known and lifelong resident of Brownsville, died in her home, 248 Prospect St., Wednesday, July 6, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Hannah Faull Delaney and was born in Brownsville May 26, 1868. Surviving is one sister, Miss Etta. M. Delaney, at home. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal church and Brownsville Reading Circle. Friends are being received in the late home where services will be conducted Saturday, July 8, at 2:30, with Rev. Robert W. Wise, pastor of the Christ Episcopal church and Rev. William H. Ryall, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in the family plot, Bridgeport cemetery, under the direction of the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 7, 1950, page 6, column 1

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Goldie Barhart DeLANEY ( -1917)

   Death notice for Goldie Barhart DeLaney, wife of Guy DeLaney, of Gerrad’s Fort, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 12, 1917. Text is not currently available.


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Hannah J. DeLANEY Stone  (1847-1914)

   Death notice for Hannah J. DeLaney, wife of Samuel DeLaney, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 10 & 13, 1914. Complete text is not currently available.


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Henry DeLANEY (1821-1902)

   Death notice for Henry DeLaney, who was born at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in 1821, and immigrated to New York, May 19, 1849, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 29, 1902. Complete text is not currently available.


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Joanna DeLANEY ( -1900)

   Death notice for Joanna DeLaney, of Mt. Morris, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 13, 1900. Text is not currently available.


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John Henry DeLANEY ( -1920)

JOHN H. DELANEY

John Henry Delany, 70 years old, died Saturday morning at his home in South Brownsville of peritonitis. He lived the greatest part of his life in Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 16, 1920, page 2, column 5

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Naomi DeLANEY Stone  (1869-1963)

DELANEY, MRS. NAOMI— Aged 94, a resident of Fredericktown, R.D.1, formerly of Brownsville and Uniontown, died Wednesday, July 24, 1963, at 6:15 p.m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Regester, following an extended illness. She was the widow of William W. DeLaney who died in 1930. Born in Brownsville, March 1, 1869, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary Sedgwick Sinclair. She was a member of the Brownsville Methodist Church of which she was the second oldest member. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Regester with whom she resided; one granddaughter, Sarah Regester at home; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mrs. Eva Wilkins, Mrs. Lida Wiley and Mrs. Anna Clark. Friends are being received in the J. W. Kissinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Gordon will officiate. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery, Brownsville.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 26, 1963, page 3, column 8

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Charles A. 'Butch' DELARA (1947-2003)

Charles A. (Butch) Delara, 55, of New Salem, Pa., died suddenly on Monday, September 8, 2003. He was born in Uniontown, Pa., November 9, 1947, son of the late Theodore (Fritz) Delara and Bessie Dixon Delara. He was an employee of Commercial Tire Company, Inc., President of the Brothers in the Wind Motorcycle Club, the Polish Club and Valley Sportsmen's Club. A veteran of Vietnam, he was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 47, and graduated from Uniontown High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore Delara, Jr., and Edward Delara. He is survived by his wife, Michelle R. Ritchey Delara; four children, Dana Delara, Charles Delara. Jr., of Uniontown, Pa., Anita Drag of North Carolina, Frederick Johnson and Courtney Delara at home; grandchildren, Shayna Delara, Haley Mari, Elina Delara, Allinah Delara and Jeffrey Alexander Diaz; and the following brothers and sisters, Frances Anna Robbins of Uniontown, Pa., Franklin (Jack) Delara of Keisterville, Pa., Mary Ellen Fertal and husband, Paul of Uniontown, Pa., John (Bob) Delara and fiancée, Janice McGhen of Waltersburg, Pa.; and sisters-in-law, Cecilia Delara of Uniontown, Pa. and Patricia Delara of Keisterville, Pa.

Friends will be received in THE JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 West Main St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, September 12, 2003 until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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Franklin D. 'Jack' DELARA (1933-2010)

Franklin D. "Jack" Delara, age 76 of Keisterville, Pa., died Saturday, September 18, 2010. He was born December 13, 1933, in Keisterville, Pa., son of the late Theodore "Fritz" and Bessie (Dixon) Delara. "Jack" was retired from U.S. Steel National Tube Works. He will be sadly missed by his co-workers and friends at the Herald Standard.

He was predeceased by his wife Alice (Worley) Delara), sisters: Frances Robbins, Maryellen Fertal; brothers: Theodore "Bud" Delara, Jr., Edward Delara and Charles "Butch" Delara. "Jack" is survived by three children: Lisa Delara Podolinski, Jack Delara and wife Nancy, Anthony Delara and fiancée Debi Gordon; 5 grandchildren: Larissa and John Podolinski, Tyler Miller, Alison and Brett Delara; sisters: Betty Ford and Virginia Charles and brother Bob Delara.

Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa. on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Roland O'Brien officiating. Interment at LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Patricia Ann Kaufman DELARA (1945-2008)

Patricia Ann Delara

Patricia Ann Delara, 63, of Keisterville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, December 8, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born April 5, 1945, in Keisterville, daughter of the late Michael Kaufman and Anna Gaspar Kaufman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Theresa, one brother, Michael Kaufman, Jr., and two sisters, Helen Kaufman and Violet Kudyba. She is survived by her children: Annette Gabelt and husband, Rocky, of Bonaire, Georgia, John Delara and Tanya, of Uniontown, and Wesley Delara and Jackie, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; three grandchildren: Emily Gabelt, Garrett Gabelt and Kaylee Kooser; her brother, John Kaufman and wife, Dolores, of Strongsville, Ohio; three sisters: Eleanor York Wiedman, of Shady Grove, Fayette County, Pa., Jeanette Bodnar and Frank, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., and Mary Savage, of Republic, and nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., today, December 10, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, December 11, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, December 12, 2008, until 9:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, in Republic, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Father Stephen R. Bugay, as Celebrant. Parish Wake Service will be held Thursday evening at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1192, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 10, 2008

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bullet Bruno DELASTA ( -1937)



Crash of an automobile at the intersection of Routes 51 and 711, near Perryopolis late Saturday night, causing the death a few hours later of a Star Junction youth, claimed the lives last evening of two more occupants of the ill-fated machine.
Frank Kalba, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kalba of Star Junction, suffered a fractured skull and succumbed in the Uniontown Hospital shortly after midnight Sunday morning.
The other victims:
Bruno DeLasta, aged 21, of Charleroi, who died at 11 o'clock last night in the Connellsville State Hospital of internal injuries.
William Cucura, 23, also of Charleroi, who succumbed last evening to a fractured skull and other injuries in the Brownsville General Hospital.
A fourth passenger in the car, John Carley, 19, of Charleroi, suffered minor scalp lacerations and was taken home Sunday morning after receiving treatment in the Connellsville Hospital.
Police said the car failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection of the two main highways and overturned after crashing into an embankment.  The victims wee extricated from the wreckage and taken to the three hospitals by two passing motorists and the Blair ambulance from Perryopolis.
DeLasta and Cucura never regained consciousness after being admitted to the Connellsville and Brownsville hospitals, respectively.  Members of the families of both victims were at the bedside when death ensued last evening.
The fourth passenger in the car, John Carley, probably escaped with his life when he was thrown clear of the wreckage.
Kalba was a popular member of the younger set in the Star Junction Perryopolis vicinity.
The four youths were enroute to Connellsville when the tragic mishap overtook them on the curve.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 10, 1937, page 1, column 7
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Ruth DELBROOK ( -1941)

RUTH DELBROOK

   Mrs. Ruth Delbrook, 38, of Melcroft, died in Connellsville State Hospital Sunday morning, November 9, 1941, at 4:30 o’clock of complications. She was admitted to the hospital Tuesday, November 4. Surviving is her husband, John Delbrook. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 10, 1941, page 3, column 4

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Margaret DELEHUNT Stone  (1890-1926)

MRS. DELEHUNT DIES SHORTLY AFTER FATHER

Mrs. Margaret Delehunt, aged 37 years, wife of J. F. Delehunt of Oliver No. 2 and a daughter of John H. Lane, general superintendent of the Oliver and Snyder Street Company who died at his home on Lemon street, Monday morning, March 1, 1926, died at the Uniontown Hospital Tuesday night, March 2, 1926. at 2:13 o’clock from pneumonia, the same disease with which her father died. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 3, 1926, page 1, column 1


DELEHUNT SERVICES

Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Delehunt will be held in St. John’s Roman Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o’clock with the Rev. Fr. Hurley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 4, 1926, page 9, column 6

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Matthew W. DELEHUNT ( -1935)

MATTHEW W. DELEHUNT
DIES AT UNIONTOWN

Special to The Courier

  UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4— Matthew W. Delehunt, 50 years old, for the past 28 years connected with the general offices of the Union Supply Company here, died at his home at 110 Jefferson street at 3:15 o’clock this morning of complications arising out of a heart condition. He was taken ill five days ago. Mr. Delehunt is survived by his wife, Hattie Neutzling Delehunt, three children, Joseph, Thomas and Mary, together with two brothers, Joseph F. Delehunt of Uniontown and Edward Delehunt of Johnstown, and two sisters, Margaret and Mrs. George Pie, both of Uniontown. Mr. Delehunt was one of the active and foremost members of the Knights of Columbus here, and the Holy Name Society of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 4, 1935, page 6, column 3

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Frank D. DeLEO ( -1995)

   Frank D. DeLeo, of Upper St. Clair died Thursday, Feb. 23, 1995. Surviving are his wife, Gale Virgin DeLeo, formerly of Millsboro; two sons, Donald DeLeo of upper St. Clair and James DeLeo of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Joyce DeLeo of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Huston of Bethel Park, and Anne DiBiase of Rome, Italy; a brother, Emil DeLeo of Mt. Lebanon; and two granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 1995, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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Paul DeLEON Stone  (1879-1934)

Railroad Foreman Badly Injured
In Fall Today

Paul DeLeon, 54, a foreman for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, lost his balance while riding on a motor car on the tracks of the company yesterday afternoon and in falling to the tracks sustained head injuries which may prove fatal. DeLeon lives on Water Street in Connellsville. His condition is reported as serious by authorities at the Connellsville Hospital where he was removed following the accident.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 26, 1934, page 1, column 3


Paul DeLeon Dies From Skull
Injury Sustained June 25

Paul DeLeon, 54 years old, of 219 Water street, died Tuesday night in Mercy Hospital of a fractured skull suffered June 25 when a motor railroad handcar of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad left the tracks at Broad Ford. Mr. DeLeon, an employee of the Baltimore & Ohio for 23 years, was enroute to Broad Ford to take his gang of maintenance of way workers home after a day’s work when the car jumped the tracks.

Mr. DeLeon was born at Collian, Province di Salerno, Italy. He came to this country when he as 14 years of age, returning a year later to his homeland where he served for three years in the army before returning to the United States. He was united in marriage with Miss Isabella Rocco, a native of his home town, in March, 1903. To this union, six children were born. One preceded the father in death. The surviving children are: Felix DeLeon, 29, Carmel DeLeon, 28, Paul DeLeon, Jr., 27, Michael DeLeon, 25, and Joseph DeLeon, 23. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his father, Felice DeLeon, and one sister, living in Italy. Three sisters and a brother reside in this country.

The body was removed to the funeral establishment of Milton V. Munk where it was prepared for burial, and then taken to the late home. The funeral probably will be held Saturday, the time to be announced later.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 25, 1934, page 6, column 4


DELEON FUNERAL SATURDAY MORNING

The funeral of Paul DeLeon will be held Saturday morning. There will be a brief service at 8:30 o’clock at the late home at 219 Water street followed by a full one at 9 o’clock at the First Methodist Protestant Church. Rev. A. R. Mansberger, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.

Eagles to Perform Ritual

The members of Connellsville Aerie, F. O. Eagles, will meet at 7:30 o’clock tonight to go to the home of Paul DeLeon in Water street where the ritual will be performed. A large turnout of members is anticipated.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 26, 1934, page 6, column 3


LAST RITES HELD
FOR PAUL DELEON

The funeral service for Paul DeLeon was held this morning at 8:30 o’clock at the family home in Water street followed by an additional service at 9 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant Church in West Apple street. Rev. A. R. Mansberger, the pastor, officiated. The church choir sang several numbers. Many relatives and friends were in attendance and it required three automobiles to convey the floral tributes. Pallbearers were E. Vona, D. Verada, Frank D’Auria, B. M. Comforti, B. D. Brienza, M. Enoco, G. Corrado, F. Faldo, Gan Massione and V. Massione. The Sons of Italy had charge of the service. Burial was in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 28, 1934, page 5, column 3


RAILROAD EXONERATED IN
PAUL DELEON DEATH

Precipitated from a Baltimore & Ohio small motorized hand car as it “bucked” without any known cause, Paul DeLeon, 54, of Connellsville, was so badly injured near Broad Ford on June 25 that he died July 24 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, a coroner’s jury was told.

Louis Ritz, the only witness, was unable to explain the cause of the accident which occurred on a straightaway just outside a curve. Ritz sustained injuries to his head. The jury exonerated the railroad company and its employees.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 29, 1934, page 6, column 2

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Frank DELEONIBUS, Sr. (1891-1958)

DeLEONIBUS (DALLION) Frank Sr. — Age 57, 159 Edna St., Republic, died in his home, Friday, November 14, 1958, at 2:45 p.m. Born April 1, 1891, in Elica, Italy, he had been a resident of this community for many years. He was predeceased by one son, Richard, July 18, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Vecchio DeLeonibus; two sons and four daughters, Basil at home; Frank Jr. Tower Hill 1; Mrs. Nicholas (Rose) Iadanza, Tower Hill 1; Mrs. Andrew (Louise) Davey, Cleveland, O.; Loretta and Elizabeth, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters, reside in Italy. He was a member of Holy Rosary R. C. Church, Republic. Friends will be received after 6 p.m. today in the Flack-Marucci Funeral Home, Legion St., Republic, until Monday t 8:30 a.m. when prayer service will be held, followed by Requiem High Mass in the Holy Rosary R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. A. J. Balok as celebrant. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Ann H. Ventura DELI Stone (1920-1981)

DELI, ANN H. VENTURA, Age 60 years, of 185 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1981 at 7:25 a.m., in the Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness. She was born July 6, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Mrs. Mildred Fee Ventura of Uniontown and the late Humbert Ventura Sr., who died in 1962. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School, class of 1938, and Uniontown School of Nursing in 1943. She was a member of St. Therese's R.C. Church, Uniontown, Altar Society of the church, Catholic Daughters of America Court 505, and Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Surviving are her husband, Steven P. Deli Sr., Uniontown; the following children: Mrs. H. Page (Beatrice) Dyer Jr., Steve P. Deli Jr. and Mrs. John W. (Patty) David, all of Uniontown, Mrs. Dan B. (Betti) Gatts of Masontown, Janice, Michele and Michael, all at home; eight grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joseph (Mary Frances) Brancato of State of Ohio, Humbert Ventura Jr. of State of Maryland, Robert Ventura, Mrs. Elmer (Eleanor) Sementa, William Ventura, Eugene Ventura and Barbara Ventura, all of Uniontown.

Friends will he received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, this evening from 7 to 9, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 9 a.m., when prayer services will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Therese's R.C. Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. Frank N. Capo, assisted by Rev. Fr. Leonard Stoviak, as celebrants. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.

CD of A Court 505 will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 3 p.m. Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home to conduct services. St. Therese's Altar Society will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February, 1981

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Alberta J. Leonard DELL ( - )

   Alberta J. Leonard Dell, 65, of Greensburg who was a native of Latrobe died Thursday in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by children, David E. Dell of Greensburg, Mrs. Linda Dell Shultz and husband, Robert, of Hunker and Mrs. Joyce Dell Sukay and husband, Mark, of Mount Pleasant; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; seven brothers, Alfred Leonard of Greensburg, Edward Leonard, Robert Leonard, Clark Leonard, Dale Leonard, George Leonard, and Gary Leonard all of Latrobe; six sisters, Mrs. Norvell (Hazel) Stewart and Mrs. Richard (Freda) Kunkle both of Greensburg, Mrs. Donald (Sally) Ruoff and Mrs. James (Judy) Watt both of New Alexandria, Mrs. William (Gail) Frye of Pleasant Unity, and Mrs. Peter (Barbara) Scifo of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green, Greensburg, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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bullet Paris DELLIGATTI died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Newspaper unknown - written in margin August 1938
DELLIGATTI RITES
Funeral services for Paris Delligatti will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in St. Therese Church Of The Little Flower. In the absences of the pastor Rev. Father C. J. Cerandini, the celebrant will be Rev. FAther Stanley S. Idzik. Burial will follow at Park Place Cemetery.


James N. DELO ( -1930)

JAMES N. DELO

James N. Delo, aged 56 years, of Herbert, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Wednesday evening, June 25, 1930, at 6:30 o’clock of complications. He was operated upon Monday night for appendicitis. Mr. Delo was born July 20, 1874. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Rinaman Delo; a son, William J. Delo of New Salem; his father, William B. Dello of Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh, and the following brothers and sisters: Edward Delo of Tyler county, West Virginia; Miss Maude Delo of Verona, Pa., George W. Delo of Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh; and Ms. Blanche Gray and Mrs. Carrie Love of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the St. Johns Lodge No. 219, Free and Accepted Order of Masons, Pittsburgh, and of the New Salem council, Jr. O. U. A. M. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 26, 1930, page 13, column 2


DELO SERVICES

Funeral services for the late James N. Delo, aged 56 years of Herbert, who died Wednesday evening, June 25, 1930 at 6 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the home. Rev. Donald Ward of the New Salem Christian church will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 27, 1930, page 20, column 3

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Chelsea DeLOTTO (1919-2000)

Chelsea “Chuckie” DeLotto

   Chelsea “Chuckie” DeLotto, 80, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born St. 16, 1919, in Andover, Mass., a son of the late John and Mary Lichtenberg DeLotto. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He was employed in the maintenance department of the J. P. Stevens Company in Andover, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Ada E. Nutter DeLotto and his second wife, Rita Flanagan DeLotto; three brothers, Frank (Bart), Antonio and Ernest DeLotto; and one sister, Linda Johnston. Mr. DeLotto is survived by the following children: Richard R. Nadeau and his wife, Noreen, of Salem, N.H., Robert C. Stocker of Seaside Park, N.J., Elaine J. Gunderson and her husband, Rodney, of Connellsville and Michael S. Stocker and his wife, Christine, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; six grandchildren, David A. Nadeau, Carolyn R. Christopher, Robert C. Vennum, Matthew S. Vennum, Lindsay J. Vennum and Jeffrey Stocker; one great- grandson, Damian Vennum; and one brother, Natalie (Nate) DeLotto. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, in St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will be private. All arrangements under the direction of the [balance of obit missing.]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 2000

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Verna Octavia DELP ( -1929)

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 19.—Circumstances surrounding the death by poisoning of Miss Verna Octavia Delp, 22, adopted daughter of August Derhammer, of Green Pond, near here, last night were still short of offering a solution of the mystery. The facts in the case are: the girl’s body was found late Saturday night in the field adjoining the emergency landing field of the Transcontinental Air Mail Company, near this city.

She had apparently walked over a cinder path from the Catasauqua pike to the spot where her body was found. It is a case, in the eyes of police, of suicide, although the murder theory has not been abandoned entirely. Several notes found in the bosom of her dress bore mystic inscriptions and injected witchcraft into the mystery. No arrest was made in the case, although police questioned Charles T. Belles, 29-year-old confessed faith health and accused “powwow” doctor, to whom the girl had been going for treatment for a skin condition. Frank Masters, named as the girl’s “boy friend,” learning of his being mentioned in connection with the case, voluntarily surrendered yesterday for questioning. He was not arrested. Doctors at the hospital here were examining the body to determine what poison or poisons caused the girl’s death, so that a check could be made to determine whether she obtained the potions or whether she was forced or duped into taking them. Until the manner of death is established, authorities said, the investigation would remain at a standstill.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 20, 1929, page 14, column 5&6


DEATH OF GIRL CAUSES ARREST OF FAITH HEALER
Allentown Man Will Be Charged With Murder
POISON UNKNOWN
By Associated Press
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Mar. 22.

Charles A. Belles, self styled “faith healer,” tonight was arrested in connection with the death of Verna Octavia Delp, 21-year-old Green Pond girl, whose body was found last Saturday on the grounds of the Catasauqua Gun Club. District Attorney E. A. Gearhart announced that a warrant charging murder will be sworn out tomorrow morning. The nature of the poison that caused the death of the girl has as yet not been determined, the death certificate issued by Major F. R. Bausch, county coroner, stating that death came from “some unknown poison.” With the arrest of Belles there is promised by District Attorney Gearhart a sweeping inquiry into the practices of powwowism in Lehigh and adjoining counties. “Hexerism” entered into the case when two cabalistic notes were found pinned to the bodice of the girl’s dress when the body was discovered and when it was learned that she and many of her relatives were believers in “powwowism.”


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 23, 1929, page 14, column 6


EXAMINE GIRL’S BODY IN VAIN FOR POISON
By Associated Press
ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 28

No traces of poison have been found in the viscera of Verna Octavia Delp, for whose death Charles T. Belles alleged “powwow” man is in jail charged with murder. Almost simultaneously the test for the poison believed to have killed the girl whose body was found Saturday, March 16, at the Catasauqua Gun Club grounds came to an end today as Prof. J. Hunt Wilson concluded his experiments at Lafayette college and Dr. J. J. Wenner finished his at the Allentown Hospital. Both men had practically identical reports: absence of any trace of or sign of poison in the internal organs of the girl as furnished to them.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 29, 1929, page 8, column 3

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Guy C. DeLUCA (1928-1996)

   Guy C. DeLuca, 68, of 2343 Moyer Road, Connellsville (Bullskin Township), died Monday at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Grace A. Snyder DeLuca; a son, Thomas E. DeLuca of Scottdale, three daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Debbie A.) Stevens of Connellsville, Mrs. George (Helen M.) Firestone of Connellsville, and Mrs. Richard (Kathy M.) Yauger of Connellsville; eight grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Sieskey of Connellsville; and a brother, Thomas DeLuca of Scottdale. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 7 to 9 p.m. today; and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 9:00 Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–April 28, 1928
   Died—–September 23, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, September 25, 1996

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Jared S. DELUCA (1979-1996)

   Jared S. DeLuca, 16, of Scottdale, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 13, 1979, in Mount Pleasant, a son of Shawnee O’Roark Hart of Scottdale and the late Steven DeLuca, who died in 1987. He was a junior at Southmoreland High School and he was a member of St. John Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, where he was an acolyte. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Dean Hart of Scottdale; two brothers, Ryan DeLuca and Nicholas Hart, both at home; two sisters, Kisa and Gena hart, both at home; his maternal grandparents, Betty and Tom Silcox of Scottdale and Gene O’Roark of Scottdale paternal grandparents, Thomas and Donna DeLuca of Scottdale and Carolyn Hart of Everson; paternal great-grandmother, Anne Tartal of Everson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale with the Rev. … balance of obit is missing


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 9, 1996

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Susie DeLUCA ( -1940)

Motor Injuries Fatal To Mother
Of Thirteen; Seven Are Hurt
Mrs. Susie DeLuca, 50, Of Vestaburg,
Succumbs In Hospital

Seriously injured last Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident on route 88, near Low Hill, Mrs. Susie DeLuca, 50, of Maple Glenn, near Vestaburg, died at 3:15 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Brownsville General Hospital. First reports after the accident in which seven other persons were injured, indicated that Mrs. DeLuca suffered injuries to both legs, right arm and lacerations of the face. Her condition was not regarded as critical. Internal injuries caused her death.

Mrs. DeLuca and three of her children were riding with a son-in-law, Peter Knifely of Denbo, when his car crashed head-on with another driven by Joseph Frallic, 26 of McMechen, W. Va. The three DeLuca children were injured in addition to Frallic and his two passengers. Surviving Mrs. DeLuca are her husband, William, of Maple Glen; 13 children, Tony, Dorothy, Joseph. Pete, Paul, Rosie and George, at home; Mrs. Anna Weber, Corapolis; Mrs. Frances McMehan, Riddlesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Christina Karolovics and Mrs. Lena Shirdosky, Vestaburg; Mrs. Mary Dolan and Mrs. Peter Knifely, Denbo; three brothers, John, Daniel and Jacob Banks, of Riddlesburg, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Gordon, of Riddlesburg.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Frank Fish will officiate, with burial to follow in the Fredericktown cemetery under the direction of E. D. Haggerty.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 24, 1940, page 2, column 1

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

DeLUKE, Joseph,
Joseph DeLuke, 70, well-known retired business man of Republic, was found dead in his bed at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and physicians attributed his death to heart diseases.
DeLuke made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lebovitz. Alarmed by his absence since Thursday, Mrs. Lebovitz went to his room to investigate. It was said he had been dead for a number of hours.
DeLuke was last seen downtown in Republic on Thursday afternoon. Coroner S. A. Baltz investigated.
Pending the arrival of several children who live in scattered parts of the country, Undertaker Joseph Haky of Republic took charge of the body.
(1938)


Domenic M. Joseph DEMANGONE ( -1951)

D. J. DEMANGONE

   Domenic M. Joseph Demangone, 73, of New Derry died Wednesday morning in Latrobe Hospital. Surviving are his widow, nine children, including Mrs. Margaret Lee and Anthony of Mount Pleasant; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral mass will be held at 9 A. M. Saturday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 24, 1951, page 2, column 4

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JoEl DEMARCO-MARTELLO (1966-2005)

DIED

   JoEl Demarco-Martello, 39, of Connellsville, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at 10:15 p.m. in the Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Town. Born July 24, 1966, in Charleroi, she was the daughter of Joan Altenbaugh Demarco, who survives and lives in Belle Vernon. A resident of Belle Vernon, JoEl was Catholic by faith and a homemaker. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Shanon Martello of Charleroi and Candis Martello, at home; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Julie Demarco and Francis "Butch", of Belle Vernon; a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Mark Giannini of Belle Vernon; and her fiancé ____ Wettgen of Connellsville; and six nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Anthony, Jessica and Jackie Demarco, Chad M. Giannini. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Leonard Parzynski Funeral Home, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. Funeral services will be held Thursday Aug. 4, at the funeral home at noon with the Rev. Lawrence L. Machas V.F., pastor of St. Sebastian R. C. Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, Monday, August 1, 2005

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Anna Petrovich DEMCZYK (1923-1996)

   Anna Petrovich Demczyk, 73, of West Newton, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, in Washington, Pa. She was born July 19, 1923, in Millsboro, Pa., daughter of William and Ann Nohavicka Petrovich. Her parents and a brother, James Petrovich, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Demczyk; children: Joseph Demczyk Jr. and wife, JayeAnn, of West Newton and Joann Demczyk Stanto and husband, Sam, of Nokesville, Va., three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother Donald Petrovich; and sisters: Tillie Daviero, Frances McJunkin, Sara Matovich, Nancy Bland, and Martha Vianno. Visitation and services will be private. Interment will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, in West Newton Cemetery under direction of the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, Pa., 15089.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, October 21, 1996

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Virginia Lewis DEMKO ( -1990)

   Virginia Lewis Demko, 59, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1990. She is survived by her mother, Sarah Lewis of Carmichaels, her husband, Michael Demko; two daughters, Sheryl Leonard of Summerville, Fla. And Susan Buschena of Nobleton, Fla.; a son, Michael of Belleview, Fla.; three brothers, James Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio, Tom Lewis of the state of Pennsylvania and George Lewis of Normalville; two sisters, Winona Ruffman of Lewistown, and Mary Mihalko of Masontown; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1990

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Richard J. DEMNOVICH ( -1995)

   Richard J. Demnovich, 64, of 408 Penn St., Connellsville, and a native of the Scottdale area, an ardent baseball player who played in several leagues in the Scottdale area, died Friday, Dec. 29, 1995, in his home. He is survived by his mother, Helen Boretsky Demnovich of Markleysburg; his wife, Mary Louise Gaal Demnovich with whom he celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 1995; children, Mrs. Deborah M. Demnovich Homulka and her husband, Gary, of Stroudsburg in the Poconos and Richard S. Demnovich at home; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Louise Eckman Gaal Livingood of Kecksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services and interment were held Sunday under direction of the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 West Pittsburgh, St., Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, December 30, 1995

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Arthur Paul DeMOTTE Stone  (1924-2002)

   Arthur Paul DeMotte, 78, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at home. He was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Brookville, Pa., son of the late Arthur Clyde DeMotte and Gertrude Carberry DeMotte. Paul was an elder/member of the Third Presbyterian Church, and served in many roles at the congregational and Presbytery level. He was a longtime Region Manager for Prudential Insurance, served in the Army Air Corp during World War II, and in 1992, received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce. He was also actively involved in the following organizations: Crawford Lodge No. 234 of F & AM of Meadville; United Way of Fayette County-First Director Emeritus of United Way Board of Directors, served as Past President of Board, Committee Chairman of the Allocations Committee, Past Campaign Chairman, received the Volunteer of the Year Award; YMCA- Past Board Member and Physical Committee Member; Rotary-Past Present, Paul Harris, Polio Plus and Rotary Walk Committees; Uniontown Area School District's Strategic Planning Committee; Boy Scouts-District Fund Raiser for Westmoreland County District. He graduated from Brookville High School and attended Toledo University and earned the Certified Life Insurance Underwriters degree. Paul is survived by his wife, Ruth Johnson DeMotte; one son, the Rev. A. Paul DeMotte Jr., and wife, Liz of Austin, Texas; four daughters, Debbie Ellis and husband, Robert of Salamanca, N.Y., Beverly Santella and husband, Dwayne of Uniontown, Karen Chrise and husband, Ira of Uniontown, and Linda Pichard and husband, Thomas of Woodinville, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, Benjamin DeMotte, Julie DeMotte, Will Francis, Kristi Francis, Nathan Howitt, Seth Howitt, Stephanie Dunn, Rob Reed Jr., Josh Reed, Kyle Chrise, Cory Chrise and Lauren Pichard; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Abby Howitt; one brother, John DeMotte of Brookville, Pa.; one sister, Helen Shields of Sumerville, Pa.; and numerous nephews and nieces. Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, from noon to 2 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday at Third Presbyterian Church from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. William D. Rodahaver and the Rev. Paul DeMotte Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa., where Military Rites will be accorded by VFW Post No. 47. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Youth Ministry of Third Presbyterian Church, or the charity of your choice. Masonic services will be conducted by Laurel Lodge No. 651 F & AM on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.


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Ruth Mildred Johnston DeMOTTE Stone  (1918-2011)

   Ruth Mildred (Johnston) DeMotte, age 92, of Uniontown Pennsylvania died on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in the Uniontown Hospital. Ruth was born Sunday, May 26, 1928 the daughter of Merle L. Johnston and Nora (Williams) Johnston in Reynoldsville Pennsylvania. Ruth graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1936. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown where she was an active member, Sunday School Teacher, and loved baking cookies for all the functions. She was a member of Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary, and the Uniontown Service League. Ruth was a Violinist in the Dubois Symphony Orchestra and also the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. She taught and led many Girl Scouts through the Ice Skating Merit Bade at North Park Skating Rink. Ruth loved poetry, nature and music. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, A. Paul DeMotte in 2002; daughter, Debbie Ellis in 2010; and eight siblings. Ruth was mother to the Rev. A. Paul DeMotte Jr. and wife Pati of Del Rio, Texas, Beverly DeMotte Santella and husband Michael Dwayne Santella of Uniontown, Karen Chrise and husband Ira Chrise of Uniontown, and Linda Pichard and husband Tom of Woodinville, Washington; and grandmother to Benji De Motte and wife Laura of Jacksonville, Florida, Julie DeMotte McGloughlin and her husband Carl of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Will Francis of San Francisco, California, Kristi Gills and her husband Dwayne of Springville, New York, Nathan Howitt of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Seth Howitt and wife Lynda of Williamson, New York, Rob Reed of Uniontown, Josh Reed and wife Megan of Uniontown, Kyle Chrise and wife Melissa of Los Angeles, California, Cory Chrise of Hopwood, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Cohen and husband Jonathan of Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Laurel Reynolds and husband Twan of Bears Fork, West Virginia, Lauren Pichard of Woodinville, Washington; and great grandmother to Sam, Abby and Macey DeMotte, Sophia and Luke McGloughlin, Nolin, Hannah and Elizabeth Gills, Allison and Sarah Decker, Kayleigh and Abi Howitt, Willie Pletcher, Mark James Reed, Zachary Cohen, and Kaleigha Reynolds; and sister to Edie Lyons and her husband Clair Lyons of Erie, Pennsylvania. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 where Family will receive Friends today, April 6, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, April 6, 2011 in THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 425 Union Street, Uniontown, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by a Service celebrating Ruth's life with the Rev. Chris Enoch officiating and the Rev. A. Paul DeMotte Jr. co-officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Fadastine DENARCHI ( -1924)

Three Die In Uniontown Hospital

   Three deaths occurred in the Uniontown Hospital Saturday. Martin Hope of Smithfield succumbed at 12:20 o’clock, Fadastine Denarchi of Masontown at 3:30 o’clock and Mrs. Katy Subar of Mount Braddock at 4:45 o’clock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, September 29, 1924, page 1, column 7

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John DENINAS ( -1917)

ACCIDENTALLY SHOT

Girl Kills Infant Brother;
Alleged Black Hander Held

   A 16 months old baby, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Deninas of Brier Hill, was fatally wounded last evening about 8 o’clock when a .39 caliber revolver in the hands of the child’s 12 year old sister, Mary, was accidentally discharged. The girl had been sent upstairs by her father, who is storekeeper at Brier Hill, to get the revolver because of alleged demands for $5,000 made by Joe Lopolinsku=I, said to be a member of a Black Hand gang. Mary, in toying with the revolver, discharged the weapon, the bullet penetrating the infant’s head. The child died shortly after the shooting. Lopolinski was arrested in the store by Special Officer Washabaugh and held for a Brownsville justice. A charge of threatening the surety of the peace was preferred against him by Deninas.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, January 16, 1917, page 1, column 6

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W. A. DENISTON ( -1907)

   Death notice for W. A. Deniston, of Mt. Pleasant, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 2, 1907. Text is not currently available.


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father of Dr. C. F. DENIUS ( -1913)

   Death notice for the father of Dr. C. F. Denius, of Uniontown, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 15, 1913. Text is not currently available.


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Catherine DENK Stone  ( -1899)

Died on the Train

A tragic thing occurred on the Southwest train while it was crossing the bridge between New Haven and Connellsville Tuesday morning. A passenger on the train was Mrs. Catherine Denk, wife of Joseph Denk, a well known baker of Uniontown, who was being taken to Ruffsdale by her sister to consult a physician. Mrs. Denk had been subject to rheumatism, and could scarcely be put on the train. At New Haven she was seized with a terrible fainting, and her pulse died down, till it had stopped before the train pulled into the station here. The dying woman was taken from the train here, but was past the aid of any physician and expired a few moments later. The body was sent to Uniontown. Mrs. Denk had been sick for about twelve years with Rheumatism, but recently had been able to leave her bed.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 15, 1899, page 9, column 3

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Mike DENKO ( -1911)

   Death notice for Mike Denko, of California, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 5, 1911. Text is not currently available.


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Charles S. DENNEY ( -1908)

   Death notice for Charles S. Denney, of Luzerne Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 16, 1908. Text is not currently available.


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Elizabeth DENNEY ( -1909)

   Death notice for Elizabeth Denney, of Gratiot, Ohio, born in Menallen Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 19, 1909. Headline read: "Mother and Son Died Only Two Day Apart." Text is not currently available.


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Harry B. DENNEY ( -1945)

DENNEY, HARRY B., aged 72 years, died Thursday, April 12, 1945, at 9 p.m., in his home, Menallen Township, near Stoney Point. He was born in Menallen Township where he spent his entire life at the Denney homestead and was the last of nine children, the son of Henry and Salina Parks Denney. During his life he was engaged in the sawmill and threshing industries and was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge. He is survived by one son, Harold, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Spaw, of South Union township and the following grandchildren: Wendell, Ruth, Jean, and Harold Spaw, Harry E., Barbara Lou, and Betty Jean Denney; five brothers and three sisters preceded, Ewing, Wade, Taylor, David, George, Ella Elliott, Lizzie Williams and Etta Denney. Friends will be received in the family home after Friday evening. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, New Salem, are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 13, 1945, page 8, column 1

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Altha DENNIS (1916-1977)

DENNIS, ALTHA— Age 60 years of Pt. Marion, died Wednesday, February 23, 1977 in the University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was born June 17, 1916 in Glendale, Pa. And was the son of the late Harry and Frances Miller Dennis. Surviving is his wife, Nellie Runyon Dennis; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Sofranko, Uniontown and Mrs. Kathryn McDowell, Grindstone; a brother, Harry Dennis, Gans, Pa. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Pt. Marion, today 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. the hour of service. Rev Art Zelmore will officiate. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 24, 1977, page 33, column 7

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Clayton Hugh DENNIS (1928-2008)

   Clayton Hugh Dennis, 80, of Gibbon Glade, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. The son of William Russell Dennis and Abisha Rosenberger Dennis Savage, he was born on May 5, 1928, in Gibbon Glade. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, and was a retired Crane Operator in the steel mills.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and by his stepfather, Russell Savage. Clayton is survived by his wife, Wyona Livengood Dennis; a daughter, Sandy Cale, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; four sons: Bill Dennis and his wife, Gail, Harvey Dennis and his wife, Terri, and Perry Dennis and his wife, Barb, all of Gibbon Glade, and Mark Dennis, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

   Friends may call at the CARL R. SPEAR FUNERAL HOME, Bruceton- Brandonville, West Virginia, today from 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday, July 28, 2008, from 12 Noon until 3 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Greg Moran, officiating. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Personal condolences may be sent on line to the Family at www.spearfuneralhome.net .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 2008

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bullet Elizabeth P. DENNIS died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Elizabeth Pearl Dennis, 22-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dennis, of White House died Thursday, July 22, 1937, at the family home.  Besides the parents, one sister, Rosaline, survives.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Harry Humbert.
Burial will be in White Rock cemetery.
(Herald - July 23, 1937)


bullet Mrs. George DENNIS died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(72)

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pa) Friday, August 23, 1918
Mrs. George Dennis
Mrs. George Dennis, of Flatwoods, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon following an illness of about 24 hours.  She was taken suddenly ill Tuesday afternoon and rapidly declined until death followed.  She was 81 years of age and was the daughter of Julius and Rhoda Kemp of Somerfield.  She is survived by her husband, one son, two daughters, five brothers, three sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Her husband, George Dennis, has been in poor health for some time.  The surviving children are Rev. Philip Dennis, pastor of the First Baptist church of Butler, and Mrs. Charles Jordan and Mrs. John Shanefelter, of Flatwoods.  The brothers are C.H. Kemp, of Meyersdale; B.L. Kemp, of Pittsburg; Ezra Kemp, of Meyersdale; Milton Kemp, Uniontown, and Beeson Kemp, of Titusville, O.  The sisters are Mrs. Kelsea Slicer and Mrs. Sarah Morrison , of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Hanna Morrison of Morrison, O.  Mrs. Dennis had been an active member of the Flatwoods Baptist church for 40 years.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, the funeral party meeting at the house at 2 o'clock and going from there to the Baptist church where the services will be conducted by Rev. J.W. Hays


bullet George DENNIS died in 1920. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(72)

The Weekly Courier (Connellsville, Pa) Thursday, September 23, 1920
George Dennis, 80 years old, of Flatwoods, father or Mrs. J.W. Shanefelter of East Crawford avenue Connellsville died Monday of a complication of diseases.


John DENNIS ( -1926)

JOHN DENNIS

   John Dennis, aged 21, son of James Dennis of Chalk Hill, is one of the 20 victims of the Farmington, W. Va., mine disaster at mine No. 8 of the Jamison Coal and Coke company. Dennis had been working in West Virginia more than a year. He is survived by four brothers and sisters, including Mrs. Ken Moore of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Chalk Hill Lutheran church this, Monday, afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Mr. Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 18, 1926, page 6, column 3

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bullet Legatha DENNIS died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Herald- 10/10/1934
Mrs. Legatha Dennis, aged 23 years, one month, and 17 days, the wife of Chester Dennis, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, October 8.1935, in the home of her parents Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Fike, of Georges township near the Tent Church. Death was due to complications following an illness of approximately a year's duration.
Besides her husband and parents she is survived by three brothers, Charles , Woodrow and Samuel Fike, all at home. Internment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown


bullet Lucinda DENNIS died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

DENNIS, LUCINDA
MRS. LUCINDA DENNIS, 70 years old, died Wednesday evening at her home at Fairchance.  Dod 12-4-1918   
Courier   12-5-1918


Mark Daniel DENNIS (1960-2011)

   Mark Daniel Dennis, 51, of Markleysburg, PA, died March 7, 2011, in his home. The son of Wyona Livengood Dennis of Gibbon Glade, PA, and the late Clayton Dennis, he was born February 7, 1960, in Uniontown, PA. He was employed at Nemacolin Woodland for 28 years as the chief mechanic in the Turf Grass Department, Farmington, PA. Mark is survived by two sons: Jarred and Marcus Dennis of Friendsville, MD; three brothers: Bill and his wife, Gail, Harvey and his wife, Terri and Perry and his wife, Barb of Gibbon Glade; a sister, Sandra Cale of Bruceton Mills, WV and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the CARL R. SPEAR FUNERAL HOME in Brandonville- Bruceton Mills, WV, on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 2 until 4 p.m. service in the funeral home, with Rev. Greg Moran officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Mary Adams DENNIS ( -1956)

MRS. THOMAS DENNIS

   Mrs. Mary Adams Dennis, 31, wife of Thomas Dennis of Linn Station, died Saturday in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 9, 1956, page 2, column 5

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Samuel L. DENNISTON (1871-1941)

S. L. Denniston Is
Stricken Suddenly
Veteran Frick Official;
Historical Authority

   Samuel L. Denniston, aged 70 years, veteran Frick official and widely known in historical association activities, died suddenly shortly before 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, October 5, 1941, in the garage at his home on Lawn avenue. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Denniston found her husband when she went to the garage to close the doors. Mr. Denniston, who retired from active work in July, 1940, after 49 years’ continuous service with the Frick Company as a traveling auditor and later supervisor of office procedure, had played golf yesterday morning and spent the afternoon tinkering about the house and lawn. Mrs. Denniston went into the yard to close the gate and found the garage open. She saw her husband slumped over on a basket in the garage. A physician was called and gave a heart condition as the cause of death. Mr. Denniston had been taking treatment for his heart for the past five years. Mr. Denniston was born at Mercer, July 14, 1871, the son of the late William A. and Mary E. Denniston. The family later moved to Mount Pleasant where he received his early education. He married in Mount Pleasant in 1910 when he was affiliated with the Frick company. The deceased was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Uniontown, and secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland-Fayette Branch of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elouise Reppert Denniston, three daughters, Miss Dorothy Denniston of Binghamton, N. Y.; Miss Kathryn Denniston of Indiana and Miss Mildred Denniston of Berea, O., a son Major A. Benjamin Denniston, now stationed at Honolulu and two grandchildren, Carol and Kendall Denniston, twin children of Major Denniston. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Clarence Zimmerman of Mount Pleasant are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 7, 1941, page 1, column 5


DENNISTON FUNERAL

   Funeral services for S. L. Denniston, veteran H. C. Frick Coke Company official, will be held at the family residence in Lawn avenue, Uniontown, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will follow in the Smithfield Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 8, 1941, page 5, column 4

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bullet Nora DENNIS died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Nora Dennis, aged 47 years, died Monday night, January 23, 1933, at 10:45 o'clock in her home at Keisterville.
She is survived by her husband, Frank and the following children:  Mary, Arthur, Francis, Jack, Evelyn and Ewing all at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home with additional services at the Flatwoods Baptist church.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(Newspaper dated Jan 25, 1933)


bullet Carl C. DENSMORE died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Newspaper unknown-
CARL S. DENSMORE
Carl C. Densmore, 45, died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Nettie Baker , Sullivan Stop, Coolspring, Friday, August 21,1931. He is survived by a brother.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Baker residence with the Reverend JO Archer, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


Frank (Taggart) DENSMORE ( -1967)

Mr. Densmore
Passes Away

   Frank (Taggart) Densmore, 52, of Edison Blvd., Uniontown, died yesterday at the family residence. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 47, Uniontown, and a former employe of the Olin- Mathieson Co., Mt. Braddock. Mr. Densmore is survived by his wife Janet Schaefer Densmore; three daughters; Mrs. Barbara Kay Sabula, Mrs. Janet Lee Snowden, both of Uniontown and Mrs. Jacqueline O’Toole of Hillside, Md.; a son, Robert Frank Densmore of Riverdale, Md.; and three brothers, Albert and Kenneth of Uniontown and Harold of Hollywood, Fla. He was the son of the late Charles and Ethel Cramer Densmore. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home and will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 4, 1967, page 10, column 4

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John R. DENSMORE ( -1914)

John Densmore

   John Densmore, 64 years old, died yesterday at his home at Beeson Works.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 18, 1914, page 2, column 4

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Virginia Sullivan DENSMORE ( -1942)

DENSMORE, MRS. VIRGINIA SULLIVAN, died in her home, 310 Evans St., Uniontown, Pa., Tuesday morning Dec. 20, 1942 at 4:50 o'clock of complications. She is survived by one son, John Densmore, Crescent Heights, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Dean of Uniontown; Mrs. Catherine Taggart of Coolspring, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Jose of Coolspring. Friends received at the home, 310 Evans St., Tuesday afternoon after 5 o'clock. Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon, Dec. 31, at 2:30 o'clock from the Free Methodist Church, Cor. Evans St. and Euclid Ave., conducted by Rev. Zahniser, assisted by Rev. J. P. Foy. Interment in Park Place cemetery, under the direction of Minerd Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 29, 1942, page 2, column 3

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Richard Gerald De PAOLIS ( -2008)

At home, peacefully in the company of his family, Richard Gerald De Paolis, age 81, of Donora, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard Gerald was born in Masontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to parents Ricciardetto De Paolis and Mary (Vedovato) De Paolis, and was later raised in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, with his younger sister, Norma (Milazzo). Richard made many life-long friends from those days growing up in Brownsville and to this day some of his closest friends are those living in the area. After graduating from high school, Richard served in the United States Army in the Allied Occupation of Germany. Throughout his life, Richard was very active in the American Legion, Brownsville Post 295, and he was elected numerous times as Post Commander.

In his later adult life, Richard was also a member of the Donora Resin Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Nest 502. After moving to Donora from Rostraver Township in 1972, Richard joined and attended Our Lady of the Valley Parish churches. He was an employee of the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi, Washington County, Pa., and was known as "Rich the Water Man" for many years. Also known as "Rich the Carpet Man", he was self-employed as a carpet installer, whom often donated his craftsmanship to many local churches as well as needy families. Additionally, after a campaign that involved his entire family, Richard was elected as Donora Tax Collector from 1976 to 1980. Richard was known throughout the Valley for his contagious smile, love of life, work ethic, pride of his Italian heritage, patriotism, jokes and stories.

Many memories were created with family and friends surrounding Richard's love of music, including his accordion performances at numerous functions. He was an ardent student of history and especially appreciated the Civil War era, often visiting both battlefields and museums. Richard was a true fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and lived for the next season. One of his last activities was listening intently for the results of the recent Steelers draft.

Recently, at Richard's 80th birthday party, he proclaimed he wanted it engraved on his casket, "I had a ball!" Richard was married nearly 54 years to his devoted wife, Mildred (Marconyak). He was a loving father to Mary Ellen (Dave) O'Boyle, Gloria De Paolis, Richard (Cheryl) De Paolis, David (Patricia) De Paolis and Diane (Craig Barron) De Paolis. He was the cherished grandfather of Colleen, Brian, Richard, Danielle, Angela, Aaron, Liam and Max. Also surviving are his sister, Norma Milazzo, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME, 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, Pa., 15033, (724-379-6900), where Prayers will be recited Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Donora, with the Rev. Father Michael Yaksick, as Celebrant. Interment follows in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to Housing for the Homeless Veterans Corporation, in care of Ronald Conley, 709 Hope Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15220.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, May 4, 2008

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Mary DERKACH ( -1963)

MRS. MARY DERKACH

   Mrs. Mary Derkach, 62, of Perryopolis, died at 6 p.m. Friday in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Dorothy (George): four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Shimko, Mrs. Emerson (Sophia) Branthoover and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Black of Perryopolis and Mrs. Ernest (Margaret) Angelo of Perryopolis, R.D.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Steve (Elizabeth) Creval of Perryopolis, and a brother, Michael Piklo of Beacon, N.Y. She was a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol, Wreath No. 15, of Perryopolis. The body will be at the Blair funeral home at Perryopolis after 7 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held there at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by additional rites at 9 a.m. in St. Nicholas G.C. Church, with the Rev. Julius Marina officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 2, 1963, page 2, column 5

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Rose Burton Pope DeROCHE Headstone (1880-1954)

Mrs. Rose Pope DeRoache, 73, of Morrell, died at 4 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Agnes Uhazie at Morrell. Born November 6, 1880, at West Bromwich, England, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Walls Burton.

Surviving in addition to her daughter, are three sons, Edgar Pope of Dunbar, Walter Pope of Connellsville, and William Pope of Worthinngton, WV; one step son, Joseph DeRoche of Bobtown; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Flood of Lansing, Michigan; one brother, Joseph of Denbo; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body is at Burhans funeral home in Dunbar. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 4,1954, page 2, column 5

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Regina Isola DeSANTIS ( - )

   Regina Isola DeSantis, 78, of a life-long resident of Mount Pleasant died Thursday in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Dominic DeSantis; a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Loretta) Mongelluzzo of Export; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carmen Isola of Peterstown, W.Va., and Anthony Isola of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Isola Caletri of Mount Pleasant. Services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by interment. Arrangements were under direction of Galone- Caruso’s, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date Unknown

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Elizabeth DE SELLEMS ( -1924)

MRS. ELIZABETH DE SELLEMS

   Mrs. Elizabeth De Sellems, aged 63, of Pittsburgh, a former Uniontown resident and the widow of the late Henry De Sellems, died this morning in Pittsburgh at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Estricher, in Pittsburgh, suffering with a complication of diseases. Mrs. De Sellems was born in Somersworth, N. H. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Nora Liston of Crossland avenue, Mrs. Gertrude Estricher of Pittsburgh and Charles of Uniontown. One son, William, is deceased. Two brothers are living, John Kerr resides at Fryeburg, Me., and Newton Kerr lives at Conway, N. H. The funeral notice will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 13, 1924, page 3, column 4

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Emily DESELLEMS ( -1920)

MRS. EMILY DESELLEMS

   Mrs. Emily Desellems, one of Uniontown’s most elderly women, died Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock of infirmities of age at the home of her son, William Desellems, 335 Evans street. Mrs. Desellems was in her 93rd year. She had enjoyed unusually good health and her wonderful vitality made her declining years most happy. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death. While confined to her home for the past year she was only bedfast since last Wednesday. Up until the time she became bedfast she always took an interest in the household, did considerable sewing and read extensively. She was well posted on the doings of the times and took especial interest in the past election although she could not vote. Mrs. Desellems was the wife of Benjamin Desellems who preceded her in death about 21 years. She was born and reared in this city and has a host of friends to whom she was fondly known as “mother.” She never needed to be cheered along but on the other hand she scattered sunshine everywhere. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. H. Cornish, of Uniontown, and two sons, William Desellems with whom she made her home for the past five years and John Desellems of Charleroi. She was a faithful member of the Great Bethel Baptist church for a number of years. Among the survivors are 42 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the home of her son, William Desellems, 335 Evans street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 17, 1920, page 5, column 2

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Essie M. DESELLEMS Stone  (1860-1930)

MRS. ESSIE M. DESELLEMS

   Mrs. Essie M. Desellems, aged 70, died Tuesday morning at her home in Nicholson township of complications. Mrs. DeSellems was the widow of William DeSellems, a former constable of Uniontown. The body was brought to the Johnson mortuary chapel where it is being prepared for burial.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday Evening, July 9, 1930, page 14, column 6

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Frank DESELLEMS ( -1901)

   Death notice for Frank DeSellems of Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1901. Text is not currently available.


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Henry DESELLEMS ( -1912)

   Death notice for Henry DeSellems of Uniontown appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 18, 1912. Text is not currently available.


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Marie Elizabeth DESELLEMS ( -1920)

   Death notice for Marie Elizabeth DeSellems of Uniontown appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, August 18, 1920. Text is not currently available.


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Mary Elizabeth Hoover DESELLEMS ( -1914)

Mrs. Mary Desellems

   Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Desellems, aged 58, died at 10 o’clock Thursday night at her home at 335 Evans street. She has been bedfast for over a year. Deceased was the wife of Constable William Desellems. Her maiden name was Hoover and she was born at Smithfield. She was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Desellems were married 37 years ago. Deceased is survived by her husband and these children: Mrs. Emily Osborn, Shamrock, George, at home, Alfred, Royal, Edna, William and Ella, at home, also by two sisters and five brothers. Funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home in charge of Dr. J. S. Bromley. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 23, 1914, page 6, column 6

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William DESELLEMS ( -1909)

   Death notice for William DeSellems, of Braddock, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 4, 1909. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. George W. LIston, of Uniontown. Text is not currently available.


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William Franklin DESELLEMS ( -1920)

   Death notice for William Franklin DeSellems, of Uniontown, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 8, 1920. Text is not currently available.


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William Hamilton DESELLEMS ( -1929)

W. H. DE SELLEMS,
AGED 77, DIES

   William Hamilton DeSellems, aged 77 years, for many years one of the city’s peace officers, died at his home, 335 Evans street, Sunday morning, April 14, 1929, at 3:55 o’clock of dropsy. Mr. DeSellems, who for many years, served as constable of the Third ward, had been ill for some time. In his capacity as a constable, Mr. DeSellems had become one of the best known officers in the county. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Essie DeSellems; three sons, Alfred, William and George DeSellems; and two daughters, Edna, at home, and Mrs. Emma Osborne of Marianna. Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Frank Hollinshead officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 15, 1929, page 13, column 3

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James Daniel DESHIELDS (1960-1995)

   James Daniel DeShields, 34, of Carmichaels died Thursday. He is survived by two daughters, Angela Shaffer of Rices Landing and Cecelia Husarchik of Waynesburg; one grandson; two brothers, Mark DeShields of Fredericktown and Scott DeShields of Maryland; one sister, Susan DeShields Bethard of Maryland; and his stepmother, Pearl DeShields of Fredericktown. The family will receive friends at the Paul Michael Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, today only from 1 to 4 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–November 23, 1960
   Died—–November 2, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Walter B. DESHONG ( -1918)

WALTER DeSHONG’S BODY
ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY

WALTER DESHONG

      FAIRCHANCE, Jan. 3.

   The body of Walter B. DeShong, World war veteran, has arrived in New York City, according to information received here tonight. It is due in Fairchance via the Baltimore & Ohio sometime tomorrow night.

   Mrs. A. M. DeShong, mother of the hero, received word tonight, the telegram stating that the body had arrived at 5:55 o’clock this afternoon and would be dispatched to Fairchance with all possible haste. Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the funeral, according to word received tonight. Full military honors will be accorded the hero.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 4, 1921, page 7, column 3


WALTER DeSHONG FUNERAL

   A military funeral will be given Walter DeShong, who died from injuries received in action in France, at the Fairchance Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Friends will meet at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ada DeShong in Fairchance at 2 o’clock. Comrades of the deceased will accompany the remains from the home to the church and finally to the burial grounds at Hyndman where taps will be sounded and a firing squad will fire the salute. The De LaLoma Post No. 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars will have charge of the service and will be assisted by members of his company and other service men of Fairchance.

   Mr. DeShong was a member of Co. D, 319th Inf., 80th Div., and was wounded in action and died Aug. 13, 1918, in the Third Canadian Hospital at Entorias, France. The remains arrived in Fairchance Tuesday evening and were met at the train by an escort of service men. The services at the church will be in charge of the Rev. Harry Humbert, pastor of the Fairchance Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. C. D. A. Hoon, pastor of the Fairchance Presbyterian church.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1921, page 11, column 3


FULL MILITARY FUNERALS
FOR SOLDIERS HERE

DeShong Funeral at Fairchance Yesterday—
Edgar Sheets Funeral on Tuesday

BODIES FROM OVERSEAS

Remains of William Newcomer, First Company D Boy
To Be Returned, Arrive Home

   The highest military honor was accorded Walter B. DeShong at the funeral service held yesterday afternoon in the Fairchance Presbyterian church. Members of his company acted as pallbearers and Veterans of Foreign Wars were in charge of the service, escorting the remains from the home of his mother on Main street, Fairchance, to the church and back. The Funeral party will leave Fairchance this morning at 7 o’clock for Hyndman where interment will be made. Comrades assisting in the service yesterday will accompany the remains to its final resting place this morning.

   In an appropriate address the Rev. Harry L. Humbert, pastor of the Methodist church, Fairchance, paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the fallen hero. He feelingly referred to the sacrifice made by the hero and the noble example that he has set for the community which has been made the richer for his service. He asked them not to forget this priceless heritage left them by his service of love for this county. At the conclusion of the religious service the Veterans paid their respects with brief but fitting ceremonies and taps were sounded by John Wiley.

   Rev. Humbert stated that few communities had given as Fairchance in the war in the way of lives. Of the 173 men who entered the service in that community, 19 were either killed in action or died of wounds received in action for a percentage of more than ten. The average he said of all the armies in the war in those killed in action and dying of wounds, was two per cent.

   At the upper end of Main street in Fairchance and in less than a block are five homes whose sons have given their all in the struggle. Rev. Mr. Humbert said he doubted if there was a similar condition in the United States. He said he never passed these homes but what he was reminded of the great price for the cause of liberty. From this now sacred spot, went forth Ray McGinnis, Russell Hart, William Lowe, William Nixon and Walter DeShong to die for their county.

Article continues concerning Edgar Sheets and William Newcomer.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 10, 1921, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 6, column 1

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Andrew DESIMO ( -1904)

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A JEALOUS FOREIGNER KILLS HIS COUSIN
Maten Miello Awakened Young Wife Early Sunday
Morning to Tell of the Terrible Deed He Committed

RAZOR A AND HATCHET USED
Andrew Desimo, An Italian of Masontown, the Victim—Murderer
Escaped After the Killing But Was Later Captured.

  Masontown, Oct 17— Frenzied by jealousy Maten Miello, alias Mat Miller, killed Andrew Desimo at River view mines early Sunday morning. The murder in its terrible details is one of the most brutal ever recorded in the criminal history of Fayette county. Miello is in jail at Uniontown for he was run down by Justice in a comparatively short time after the killing. His wife is held as an absconding witness.

   Until some weeks ago, Miello and his wife, Justina lived together in house No. 49 at Riverview. Miello worked in the mines there. He was very abusive to his wife and did little or nothing towards her support. Finally, she refused to live with him any longer and she left and went to Point Marion to work. Then Mrs. Miello’s cousin, Andrew Desimo stepped in and took care of the deserted woman. He was keeping her and trying to save enough money to send her to her home in Italy where she desired to go. Within the past week, Miello has been trying to induce his wife to live with him again. He offered to work for her bur she told him that he had deserted her once and that now she would look out for herself.

   Saturday, Miello came to Masontown and stayed at his wife’s home. Saturday night he and Desimo went to bed in the front room, down stairs, and the woman slept in the room next to them. There was no quarrel and the relations between the three were of the most amicable nature.

   At 5:30 o’clock, Sunday morning, Mrs. Miello was awakened by a noise in the front room. Hearing struggles, she called to the neighbors for help. David Freeman, a negro living next door, saw Miello come out of the other side of his house which was vacant and start up the railroad tracks. And investigation by he and the woman revealed the most revolting murder ever known in this vicinity.

   Stealthily, while the unfortunate Desimo slept, Miello had arisen from the bed and secured a hatchet and knife or razor. Stealthily approaching his victim, he had slashed his throat from ear to ear opening the large arteries. Then as the warm blood gushed over the bed with two heavy blows with a hatchet he crushed in the skull of Desimo, bespattering the bed with his brains.

   The fear that follows crime then came upon the murderer and he hastily conceived the idea of concealing his victim. He dragged him from the bed, out the front door and into the other side of the house. Then he threw him down a trap door into a shallow dugout cellar and when David Freeman, the negro, looked down he saw the ghastly mutilated body.

   Coroner Hagin, County Detective Alex McBeth and Constable Matt Morris got to Riverview by noon Sunday. An investigation was conducted and an inquest held. A verdict was returned in accordance with the horrible facts. Then the officers started on the trail of the murderer. They arrived at Pt. Marion, Sunday night at 11 o’clock. There they learned that Miello had boarded when he worked in that vicinity at the home of Tony Paul. Constable Brown and McBeth went to the front door of this house while Morris watched the rear. The officers in front knocked. There was a sound of haste and excitement inside. Then the door was opened and at the same minute through the rear door, Miello made a dash for liberty. He ran into the arms of Constable Morris. In his hast to escape he had pulled on his shoes with no stockings. A loaded revolver was found on his person. He was taken to the Pt. Marion lockup and brought to Uniontown jail this morning.

   Friends of the principals from the vicinity of Riverview say that the relations of Mrs. Miello and Desimo were of a perfectly chaste nature, that he was working to raise money so that she could go to live with her aged mother in Italy. Feeling runs high against the murderer and had he been apprehended here, the Italian colony might have made things interesting for him.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, October 17, 1904, page 1, column 4

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Christopher DESMOND ( -1915)

   Death notice for Christopher Desmond, of Fairchance, who was killed in an auto accident, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 1, 1915, under the headline “Violent Deaths Few for Month”. Complete text is not currently available.


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J. J. DESMOND ( -1903)

   Death notice for J. J. Desmond, of Bradford, who was killed in a railroad accident at W. Brownsville Junction, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 30, 1903. Complete text is not currently available.


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Sarah E. DESMOND (1910-1974)

MRS. SARAH E. DESMOND

   Mrs. Sarah E. Desmond, 64, of 9-D Greenwood Heights, died Thursday morning at Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born March 16, 1910 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Ann Mullen Williams. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church, a registered nurse and a graduate of the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Desmond; two sons, Robert C. Desmond of Scottdale and Lawrence J. Desmond of Uniontown; two grandchildren and one sister, Miss Mary Williams. She is preceded in death by one sister, Catherine.


DESMOND— Friends of Mrs. Sarah Desmond who died Thursday will be received at Paul G. Fink Funeral Home 418 N. Pittsburgh St., until Saturday, where there will be a prayer service at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church with interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus 984 along with the Immaculate Conception parish will pray the rosary at 8 p.m. today. Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 30, 1974, page 4, columns 5 and 6

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Louise DESMONE ( -1920)

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Mrs. LOUISE DESMONE

   Mrs. Louise Desmone, 67 years old, widow of Salvatore Desmone, died Sunday morning at her home, 68 Highland avenue. Mrs. Desmone was one of the oldest residents of Connellsville, locating her 17 years ago. The following children survive, Salvatore Desmone, Mrs. Margaret Defalco, Mrs. Anna Matrino, Mrs. Louise Lelle, all of Connellsville and Miss Mary, at home. Requiem high mass was solemnized this morning at 9 o’clock at the Immaculate Conception church in the presence of many relatives and friends of the deceased. Rev. John T. Burns was the celebrant, Rev. Henry DeVivo, deacon, and Rev. T. J. McNanamy, sub-deacon. The interment was made in St. Joseph’s cemetery. The pallbearers were Mr. Riley, J. T. Brady, C. Baslione, John Irwin, Frank Holleran and Frank Friel.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 6, 1920, page 2, column 4

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Marjorie E. DETRICK (1943-1995)

   Marjorie E. Detrick, 52, of Farmington passed away Monday, April 10, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1943, in Uniontown daughter of Mary Lydtel Sarver of Uniontown and the late Victor Sarver. Surviving are her husband, Edward T. Detrick; three children, Edward E. Detrick of Farmington, Todd L. Detrick of Uniontown and Marden Pomplas of Farmington; seven grandchildren; a brother, Donald Sarver of Markleysburg; and a sister, Patricia Cottrell of Ohio. Mrs. Detrick was a member of Laurel Mt. Baptist Church and the church Ladies Aid. She was previously employed at the Lone Star Restaurant. Friends will be received in the DONALD. R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. James Hickle and the Rev. Clifford Sarver officiating. Interment will follow in Addison Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, April 12, 1995

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Sarah Jane DETRICK ( -1922)

MRS. SARAH JANE DETRICK

   Mrs. Sarah Jane Detrick, aged 94 years, 2 months and 2 days, the oldest resident of the Fairchance community, died Tuesday morning, January 24, 1922, at 9:30 o’clock from the infirmities of age. She had lived her entire life in the neighborhood of Fairchance. Mrs. Detrick, who was born near Fairchance, the daughter of Robert Roberts and Katie Roberts, came of one of the original pioneer families of the county. Surviving Mrs. Detrick are one son, Peter, and two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Evans, of Belle Vernon, and Mrs. Missouri Beals, of Shoaf. Funeral services will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Funeral Director R. L. Sharp will be in charge and interment will take place in White Rock cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, Wednesday, January 25, 1922, page 12, column 5

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Peter DETURK ( -1912)

   Death notice for Peter Deturk of Fairchance appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 6, 1912. Complete text is not currently available.


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Azelma DETWEILER Stone  (1894-1903)

   Death notice for Azelma Detweiler of Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 2 & 3, 1903. Complete text is not currently available.


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Meade DETWEILER ( -1904)

   Death notice for Meade Detweiler of Harrisburg, with relatives in Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 22, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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bullet Cynthia DETWILER died in 1877. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(10)

DETWILER--In Bonaparte, December 10, 1877, from slow consumption, Mrs. Cynthia Detwiler, wife of John Detwiler, aged 69 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Mother Detwiler's name was originally Cynthia Baird.  She was the daughter of John and Ursula Baird and was born October 3, 1808 near Ripley, Ohio.  At the age of 5, she removed with her parents to Washington county, Pennsylvania and subsequently to Fayette county of the same state. Here, near the city of Perryopolis, she was married to John Detwiler, January 19, 1832, being 23 years of age, so that she lived with her husband nearly 46 years.  She was the mother of seven children, 4 sons and three daughters, all of whom survive with the exception of her son, Isaac, who died in the Army and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Memphis, Tennessee.
Mrs. Detwiler was converted together with her husband, in 1835 under the preaching of Rev. Wm. Wood and they were baptized by the Rev. Benoni Allen.  They became two  of the nine constituent members of the Flatwoods Baptist Church of Fayette county, Pennsylvania.  In 1852, the removed to Adamsville, Ohio, and from there to this place in 1855, uniting themselves with Mt. Zion, now Bonaparte Baptist Church.  For ten years, the family resided in Harrisburg township and for twelve years they have lived in the town of Bonaparte.  The original cause of Mrs. Detwiler's sickness seems to have been a severe cold taken fourteen years ago while on a mission of mercy to the sick.  This settled in her lungs and she was never entirely well afterward s.  She doubtless inherited a tendency to her disease, for her mother was also for fourteen years an invalid with the same complaint.
Her departure was long looked for by herself and her friends, and she often expressed her readiness to go, and recently she has longed to depart as she expressed it "to her home". Five weeks ago, she thought herself dying.  Her friends gathered at her bedside, and she gave them her parting words.  But she revived again and she has been patiently waiting at the river's bank. Early last Monday morning, she sweetly "fell asleep" without a struggle, none being present except her husband and two daughters.  She exhibited no signs of change until two minites before she was gone.
As one remarked, "The angel of death smoothed every look of pain and sorrow, leaving her face calm anb serene, and telling to those left behind what true religion can do for the dying.
We need not dwell upon her Christian character, standing, for they are well known in this community, and the respect in which she has been held has been manifested better than any words of ours could express it by the number in attendance at her funeral.


bullet George M. DETWILER died in 1907. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(10)

George M. Detwiler was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1834 and died at his home near Mulhall, Oklahoma, Feb 17th , 1907, at 1:15 P.M..  Mr. Detwiler was united in  marriage to Miss Catherine Phillips in Oct. 22, 1854 and went to Bonaparte, Iowa.  Laying aside personal interests, he enlisted July 23, 1863 in Company C, 8th Iowa Calvary.  For two years and two months he served in the Union Army.  At Davenport, Iowa he was promoted to be Orderly Sergeant and at Chattanooga he was made a second Lieutenant.  He took part in various battles and skirmishes in and around Franklin and Waverly, Tn. and in the battle of Dalton his clothing was riddled with bullets.  He accompanied Gen. Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta on the famous march to the sea.  Altogether he took part in about thirty battles, and skirmishes.  Upon returning from service Captain Detwiler returned to his old home in Van Buren Co. Iowa.  In 1890 he came from Kansas to Oklahoma and settled at the place in which he died.  His wife servives[sic] him and the following children, Charles, living at home; Cynthia, living at home, Mrs. Sadie Daniels lives in Garfield, Kansas; George lives on a joining farm at his father's.  Daniel, living in Billings, Ok., Mrs. Kate James living at Apache, Mrs. Gertrude Bowers living near Guthrie, J.H. Detwiler a brother of St. John, Kansas, all present at the funeral.  Neighbors and friends acted as pall bearers, while veterans of the Civil War as honorary pall bearers followed the remains of their comrade to the grave.


bullet Henry DETWILER died in 1851. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(10)

The subject of the memoir was born in Franklin county, Pa., Feb 7, 1807.  In 1811, his father removed from Franklin to Fayette County and settled in the Redstone settlement near Cookstown.  His father died in 1823, from which time, Henry though a boy of but sixteen was the subject of many convictions and wakenings.  He had but few religious privileges until his eighteenth year when he came to Connellsville, where his convictions increased with the means and privileges he enjoyed.  In the twenty-fourth year of his life, he finally made up his mind to seek the salvation of his soul, which for a length of time he labored to do so in private by reading scriptures, meditation and prayer.
On 17 June 1831, he attended a quarterly meeting in Connellsville and there first made his convictions known by presenting himself at the altar of prayer in the old Methodist meeting house.  On the following Sabbath evening while brother J. G. Sansom was preaching from the work "Even so, there is joy in heaven among the Angels of God over one sinner that repented." God, for Christ's sake, spoke peace to his soul and he was made perfectly happy by the spirits bearing witness with him that he was now a child of God.  On the same evening, he connected himself with M.E. Church in this place until the day of his death when he was removed to the communion of the church triumphant.  
In September 1831, he was united in matrimony with Miss Cassandra Mathiot, which union, in the language of her biographers was brief but happy--one in which "Hearts agree, And thoughts meets thoughts in perfect harmony."
In 18--, he was married to Miss Trump, who now survives to morn, with her five little fatherless children, their irreparable loss, and we might add, rejoice in his infinite gain. Anxious were her watchings and kind her attentions, for many a weary month, as she saw the hand of disease slowly but surely working death in his vital frame--robbing her of her dearest earthly comfort.  But the deepest anxiety, flowing tears, and fervent prayers of many devoted friends could detain him no longer for it seems that God had determined to take him to a better home, a purer world on high.
His disease was consumption,  with which he suffered for the last twelve months, conscious that his end was drawing nigh.  When I came to his charge, (Connellsville), on the fourth of July last, I found him very feeble, but able to walk about the house and yard a little; from which time he gradually declined,
becoming weaker and weaker until he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.
It was my privilege to be with brother Detwiler a great deal during his protracted illness and I can safely say that I never witnessed such patient resignation, peace and triumph as in the case of this Christian sufferer--never was there a murmur or complaint heard from nor the least impatience manifested at any time.
I frequently conversed with him about his enjoyment and prospects of heaven and always found his mind and here in his own language, at "perfect peace."  He talked frequently of his little family and that they lay so near his heart.--and that his greatest trial was to give them up, but expressed confidence that when the time came, he should have sufficient grace to do it;  which was most signally realized some twelve days before his death when he called his wife and  little children around  his bed, and placing his hand  upon  their heads, gave each a husband's and a father's blessing; from which time he manifested no more care or concern about them feeling that all was secure in the hands of God to whom they have been commended.
He remarked to his physician, Dr. Lindlay, a few days before his death while scarcely able to articulate, "Brother Lindlay, I can't talk much--I want to save my strength for the last struggle.  And oh what a triumphant struggle it was!  He raised himself from his dying pillow, rubbed and clasped his trembling hands, then in triumph pointed them significantly to heaven.  Then making a desperate effort, strength was given to him to cry in the trembling but audible voice, "Victory,
Victory!".  I think not more than five minutes before his spirit fled from its clay tenement, he triumphed victorically over death.
Brother Detwiler was a man of much more than ordinary abilities, and one of the most systematic and correct businessmen in the country.  He filled the office of Justice of the Peace for many years in this place with much dignity and marked ability, so much so, that had his health been sufficient, his friends would have appointed him to a seat on the judicial bench of the county.
As a Christian, he had the confidence of all who knew his--barely escaping the woe
pronounced against such as all that speak well of.  For more than twenty years, he was not only a consistent member of the church, but a worthy and useful member--one of the main pillars of the community, but death was not to be
dissuaded from his attack, and on the 17th night bore him to the land of departed (one word) of his prey.  But, Glory to God, while he fell by the stroke of death, he triumphed over his enemy in the fall, and exultingly ascended to the paradise of God where he rests now from his labors and his works doith follow him.  Though a large circle of friends is called upon to mourn their loss, they sorrow not as those who have no hope.  May the Lord help us all to live the life of the righteous, that we may die the death and our last end may be like his.


bullet John Henry DETWILER died in 1911. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(10)

John Henry Detwiler
s/o John and Cynthia Detwiler b 3 Nov 1832 near city of Perryopolis, Fayette Co., Pa. d 6 Nov 1911 age 78 yr 3 da.  Moved with parents to Ohio Jan 1852, to Iowa 1855 to St. John, Kansas 1886.  Married Cordelia H. McComb at Birmingham, 3 Aug 1857.  Five children born, three survives him.  William and Lucy at home, Mrs. Ella Prindle of Greencastle, Missouri. Leaves wife, son, two daughters and two sisters.


John S. DETWILER ( -1904)

J. S. DETWILER’S FUNERAL
It Was Largely Attended at Mt. Olive Church Today.

   The funeral services of the late John S. Detwiler which were conducted from the Mount Olive Church at Pennsville this morning at 10:30 o’clock were largely attended. Rev. Meyers of Pennsville had charge of the services. The pall bearers were Dr. H. F. Atknison, H. M. Kerr, Myer Aaron, John Sherrick, J. R. Davidson, E. E. Markell, S. J. Harry and W. H. Brown. The remains were interred in the Mount Olive cemetery. The funeral was the largest ever held in Bullskin township. Mr. Detwiler had a host of business and personal friends in all sections of the county. Many persons from Connellsville attended.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Morning, December 12, 1904, page 4, column 2


J. S. DETWILER WILL
It Was Filed for Probate in
Register’s Office Saturday

ESTATE IS WORTH $80,000
Number of Farms Disposed of to Deceased’s
Six Sons and Other Possessions Distributed Equally
Among Heirs, Share and Share Alike.

Special to The Courier

  Uniontown, Dec. 19— The will of the late John S. Detwiler of Bullskin township has been filed for probate in the office of the register and recorder here. After providing that his body be given a decent Christian burial and that his just debts be paid, the testator directs that the son, Jacob C. Detwiler is to receive the Detwiler mill property and farm, which contains 165 acres, subject to the condition that within two years the son is to pay the sum of four thousand dollars to the following persons:

   Samuel A. Detwiler, a son, $1,500; John W. G. Detwiler, a son, $1,500; and to Charles Detwiler, a son, $1,000; subject also to the son Jacob C. discharging the estate from the payment or liability of $2,000, which he has invested in the property and subject to the understanding that the son Jacob C. Detwiler shall pay to the testator’s wife, Catherine, the sum of $300 annually during her natural lifetime.

   The son, John W. G. Detwiler, the testator leaves the farm where he now resides (the Jacob Detwiler farm) also another tract of land, containing 24 acres, being the William Aubley farm, these bequests subject to the payment by the devisee to the wife, Catherine, of the sum of $160 per year during her lifetime.

   To the son, Henry W. Detwiler is given the farm near Moyer known as the Atkinson farm, except the coal rights, also the Freed farm, subject to the payment to the wife of $160 annually during her life time.

   To the son, George A. Detwiler is given the John Rist farm on which he now resides, also the Hiram McCoy farm adjoining, also the Campbell Kelly tract, subject to the payment of $100 annually to the deceased’s wife.

   To the son, Charles Detwiler, is bequeathed the “home place,” containing 76 acres, also another adjoining tract containing 40 acres, also another adjoining tract of five acres, subject to the payment of the widow of the sum of $200 annually and to the condition that she be provided with a comfortable home during the remainder of her life.

   To the son Samuel A. is given the Freed farm, containing 80 acres, subject to the payment to the widow of $100 annually.

   To the sons Samuel A. and Charles, in addition to other bequests, is given 80 acres known as the Jacob Ullery farm, them to hold the same and equal interests.

   To Rist Detwiler, Hattie Detwiler, and Suda Detwiler, children of a deceased son, Judson, the sum of $1,200 is bequeathed, to be divided among them, share and share alike, one year after the decease.

   To the wife, Catherine, in addition to other bequests, is given all the household goods. She is to have and to hold these during her lifetime and when she dies, if the son Charles is living, he is to receive them. If he is dead they are to be divided between the sons George and Samuel, equally.

   All lands not otherwise disposed of shall be sold and the proceeds divided equally among the six sons. The executors are given authority to sell these lands at the best possible advantage. The lands are then described in detail, being mostly located in Bullskin township and adjoining townships.

   The testator then states that each of his sons shall take, from a tract of 1 ¼ acres of coal underlying the Atkinson farm, sufficient coal, for domestic purposes, and that Jacob C. shall take enough coal to operate the mill. The coal underlying another farm is given to the five sons other than Jacob C., either for domestic purposes or to sell and divide the proceeds equally. The personal property not mentioned in the will is to be sold and the proceeds divided as follows:
   All debts and funeral expenses shall be paid.
   To the son George A., in addition to other bequests, the sum of $1,000.
   That the remainder, after the grandchildren’s shares have been paid, shall be divided equally among the six sons before named. If any of the sons named in the will are not living, their sons and daughters shall receive the bequests, share and share alike. The bequests made to the wife are in lieu of any dower she may have the right to claim in any of the lands or other property. If any son or devisee shall begin any contest or litigation of the will, such son or devisee shall receive no bequests, and the share or shares thus lost shall be divided among those who are satisfied with the Provisions of the will.

   Jacob C. Detwiler, George A. Detwiler and Charles Detwiler are appointed executors of the will, which is dated August 23, 1901, and witnessed by George B. Brown and E. C. Higbee. The estate is estimated at $80,000, $35,000 of this being the personal property.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, December 19, 1904, page 1, column 1

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Josephine Van Gundia DETWILER ( -1914)

DIES IN BATTLE CREEK
Well Known Uniontown Woman
Succumbs to Illness

   Mrs. H. F. Detwiler, a well known resident of Uniontown, died this morning at Battle Creek, Mich., where she had been for a week for the benefit of her health. Heart trouble was the cause. At the time of her death, her son-in-law, Dr. H. E. Hall of Vanderbilt, was with her and will accompany the body to Uniontown. Mrs. Detwiler was the wife of H. F. Detwiler, a member of the Fayette county bar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, March 17, 1914, page 1, column 1

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Victor DETWILER died in 1911.

DETWILER, VICTOR JR.

Connellsville --- March 27, --- Victor DETWILER, Jr. aged 12 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor DETWILER, died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, at Murphy Siding, after a lingering illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from his late home. Funeral services will be held in Mt. Olive church at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mt. Olive cemetery.

Herald 3-28-1911

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Melissa C. DEUELL ( -1995)

   Melissa C. Deuell, 37, of Bentleyville, Pa., died Wednesday, July 20, 1995, at home. She is survived by her husband, Warren Deuell; three daughters, Heather, April, and Troy Lynn Deuell, all at home; her mother, Geneva Lawson of Laurel, Miss.; two brothers, Robert Cochran of Miami, Fla., and Ronnie Cochran of Laurel, Miss.; a sister, Tammy Hendry of Waynesboro, Miss.; two half brothers, Jeffrey and Jason Lawson, both of Laurel, Miss.; and a half sister, DeWanna Cochran of Ovett, Miss. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 2 p.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, July 22, 1995

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David DeUNGER ( -1924)

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Body Recovered

   The remains of David DeUnger, 28 years old, carpenter boss on the construction work on Lock No. 6, Brownsville, who disappeared last Wednesday evening at 9:30 o’clock, were recovered from the Monongahelia River, Monday by ………… parties who had been searching the river. He is survived by his wife, parents, two children and several brothers and sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, October 7, 1924, page 1, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>