Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:
|BEGLEY, JOSEPH||DEVANNY, JOHN (1st)||McCLARY, JAMES|
|BEGLEY, RICHARD||DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd)||McCLARY, THOMAS|
|CAHILL, PATRICK||DEVLIN, PATRICK||MITCHELL, JOHN|
|CAHILL, WILLIAM||DEWEY, ELMER||McCUEN, JAMES|
|CAVANAUGH, MARTIN||EAGAN, PATRICK||McCASHION, DANIEL|
|COPE, JOHN||HAY, DAVID||McGILL, ROBERT|
|COPE, ANDREW||HAY, WILLIE||SMITH, DANIEL|
|COURTNEY, PATRICK||KENNAN, JOHN||SHEAREN, DANIEL|
|COURTNEY, JOHN||JOY, JOHN X.||SHEAREN, JAMES|
|DAVIS, DAVID||MAUST, BARNEY||TURNEY, MILTON|
The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.
Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.
Patrick Eagan, a tracklayer, was married and lived at Pechin. He leaves a family.
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MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.
Article includes complete account of the recovery of victims. For complete text, see John X. Joy.
John W. EAGLEN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (30)
EAGLEN - At Bell Plain, Va., March 11th '63 Of Camp Fever, Mr. JOHN W. EAGLEN, of Company H, 142nd Reg. P. V., aged 19 years, 10 months and 2 days.
He was a young man of a warm, generous and confiding hearta true type of the American patriot, loving his government more than life, impelled by a true and laudable zeal for the salvation of his bleeding country, he offered his bosom to the shafts of battle, and took an active part in that terrible battle of Fredricksburg, which has carried sorrow to so many households. This young patriot with the dew of youth still resting on his brow, tall and commanding in appearance, bid fair for long life and protracted happiness, but alas! how soon may the most towering expectations be laid in the dust. His Bible was his constant companion, and when the hour of his departure arrived, he was not asshamed or put to confusion. His body was brought home and interred in the Baptist graveyard at Connellsville, the large concourse of friends and acquaintances that followed him to his grave, and the bitter tears that there were shed, bore ample testimony of his worth. What a warning to all to keep their lamps trimmed,
"For the son of man cometh at an hour when ye
"Sleep soldier sleep, from sorrow free,
And sin and strife, 'tis well with thee,
'Tis well, although with many a tear,
We mourn the fallen Volunteer." J. C. C.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar. 26, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 7, Pg. 3, Col. 1.
EAKLE— In Lasalle County, Illinois, May 12, 1865, at the residence of Joseph Woodward, his brother-in-law; JACOB G. EAKLE, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., in the 53d year of his age.
Anna Galderisi Eandiorio, 88, of Pittsburgh, and formerly of Dunbar, died Thursday, July 7, 1994. She is survived by one son, Leo Eandiorio and his wife Rea. Funeral mass was held on Monday, July 11, at St. Margaret’s R. C. Church.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–January 9, 1906
Died—–July 7, 1994
Mrs. Helen McGuran Earnestie, 76, of Uniontown, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Spears Nursing Home, Markleysburg, after a lingering illness. She was a member of Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post No. 1669, of Uniontown. Surviving are her husband, Matthew; eight daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Rekrut of Oliver No. 1, Mrs. Walter (Marguerite) Moore of Scottdale, Mrs. Joseph (Evelyn) Taylor and Mrs. Richard (Anna Mae) Rush of Connellsville, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Wells of El Cajon, Calif., Mrs. John (Dorothy) Lewis of Escondido, Calif., Mrs. Don (Alice) Nicklow of Lakeside, Calif., Mrs. Norma (Theresa) Hammond of Washington, D. C.; 36 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert McGurgan of Pittsburgh, and three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Haney of Florida, Mrs. Edward (Alice) Hand of Barrington, N. J., and Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Shoaf of New Jersey. The body is at the DeCarlo funeral home, Uniontown. Requiem high mass will be intoned at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s R. C. Church, Uniontown. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. The Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m., to recite the Rosary.
Rita May Earnesty, one year old and two months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Earnesty of Everson, died Sunday. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 o'clock. It will be private. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Sept 18, 1922, pg. 6
Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>
EASTER, MRS. THERESA F. — Aged 51, a well known resident of Brownsville for the past thirty-five years, died Friday, January 29, 1954 at 7:40 a.m., in the Brownsville General Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Scotillo, 1619 Water St., Brownsville. Born February 14, 1902 in Everson, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah O’Neil Flannigan. In addition to her daughter she is survived by one grandson, Anthony James Scotillo; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Flannigan, Smock; Mrs. Frances Kittridge, Footedale; one brother, William Flannigan, Smock. She was predeceased by her husband, James Clyde Easter, August 16, 1943. Friends are being received in the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, where services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 7 o’clock with Dr. Wayne M. Tolson, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. WMBS please broadcast.
William Russell EATON died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County
William Russell Eaton, aged 55, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock on the streets of Jefferson, Greene county, where he is a widely known resident, while waiting for a bus. He suffered a heart attack.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Eaton, Mr. Eaton is survived by his widow, Isabella Eaton; the following children: Mrs. Themia Crable, Mrs. Ray Callaghan and Mrs. Frank Petratus, all of Mather; John, William, Grannville, George, Charles and Wesley Eaton, all of Jefferson; four brothers, James Eaton, Merrittstown; George, Cadiz, O.; Granville, Maitland, Fla.; Morris Eaton, East Millsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Knox, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. George Shell, Maitland, Fla., and 11 grandchildren.
Brief funeral services in the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock will be followed by additional services in the Jefferson Baptist church by Rev. John McMinn, of Jefferson and Rev. J. A. Aldrich, of Clarksville. Burial in Jefferson cemetery.
(Standard - 12/18/1934)
Edward F. Eberhart, 68, of West Park Avenue, Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 1994, at home. He was born April 12, 1926, at Bessemer in East Huntingdon township, a son of the late Frank and Mable Solomon Eberhart Sr. He was a retired security guard with the former Modulus Corporation near Mount Pleasant; former wood shop teacher at Ramsey High School in Mount Pleasant; a former steelworker with U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock; a manager of the former Brilhart Lumber Company of Scottdale; and a former employee, working with physically and mentally handicapped people, at the Greensburg Rehabilitation Center in Greensburg. He was also a janitor for Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and for his church, the Church of God in Mount Pleasant. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army’s 387th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the Church of God in Mount Pleasant, where he served as a member of its church council and as a Sunday school teacher. He was a graduate of Ramsey High School’s Class of 1944 and earned an education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Lorene Watson Eberhart, whom he married Nov. 10, 1946; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Overly of Scottdale, Mrs. George (Pamela) Snyder of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Cheryl Maust of Norvelt; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Jeanne) Landy and Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Scott, both of Mount Pleasant; and two brothers, Frank Eberhart Jr. of New Stanton and Loye Eberhart of Mount Pleasant. He was predeceased by one son, Brad Eberhart; and one brother, Richard Eberhart.
EBERHART— Edward F. Eberhart of West Park Avenue, Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 1994. There will be no public viewing. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family with full military honors bestowed by the Southmoreland Veteran’s Association. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial and/or donations be made to the church of one’s choice or the Westmoreland Hospice at 532 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601. A memorial service will be held at the Church of God in Mount Pleasant at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Tim Sweigart, Rev. Tim Beatty and Rev. Robert B. Patton co-officiating. The family will receive friends following services in the church social area.
Frank D. EBERHART died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)
EBERHART, FRANK D - born ? - January 9, 1940
Frank D Eberhart, son of the late Isaac P and Rebecca Eberhart died Tuesday night at his home in Jeannette. He was born at New Geneva. His wife survives together with three brothers and sisters.
The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), January 11, 1940
Hugh R. Eberhart was buried Sunday, December 12, near New Geneva. Mr. Eberhart was in middle life, a very strong man who could do as much work or more than most men. Mr. Eberhart was about 61 years old. He made a brave fight for life, but to no avail. He leaves his wife, four sons, Mark, Amedee, Harry and Porter, and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Britt; also he leaves one brother, Rudy Eberhart, and three sisters, Mrs. James P. Baker, Mrs. Theo. Williams and Mrs. Hertig. Mr. Eberhart held the office of school director for a good many years. He had the respect and esteem of all who knew him.
Jennie EBERHART died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Jennie Eberhart, aged 70, a resident of the Fayette Title & Trust Building and widely known throughout the vicinity, died Friday morning, May 20, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital following an operation. Born in Sunderland, England, she came to this country in her girlhood. She was the widow of Lawrence Eberhart, who died in February, 1934.
Surviving is a brother, Homer McCabe. The body will be removed today to the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. A. E. McCabe, 55 Byrer avenue, where friends will be received until noon Monday when it will be taken to the First M. P. church. Rites will be solemnized from the church at 2 p.m., Monday, in charge, of Rev. W. M. Douglass. Burial will follow in Oak Hill cemetery, Connellsville.
EBERHART, LUCRETTA— Age 74 years, 6 months and 13 days – of 211 Pine St., Carmichaels, Pa., died Friday morning, October 13, 1967, at 9:30, following an illness of fifteen months. She was born at Monongahela Twp., Greene County, Pa., March 28, 1893, the daughter of the late George and Wimple Everley Garrison. Surviving are her husband, Floyd Eberhart, whom she married in 1914; two grandchildren, Ronald Burner, and Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Dunlap, both of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Frederick Garrison, Garards Fort, Pa., and Ellsworth Garrison, Markleysburg, Pa. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary E. Burner, in 1964 and two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Eberhart had been a resident of Carmichaels for the past ten years, and had previously resided in McClellandtown where she was a member of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church. Friends are being received in the Garrison Funeral Home, Waynesburg, Pa., after 7 this evening, and where services will be conducted Monday October 16, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Greene County Memorial Park.
Nancy Jane Guest Eberhart, 68, of Southwest (formerly of Scottdale), died Saturday morning, Jan. 20, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born on May 31, 1927, a daughter of Rebekah A. Marsh Guest of Scottdale and the late William Guest, who died in 1966. She was a homemaker and a caretaker for the elderly. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Rebekah) Knopp of Southwest and Mrs. Roy (Betsy) Weaver of Elyria, Ohio; three sons, Richard E. Eberhart Jr. and wife Roberta Keffer-Eberhart of Dunbar, Michael W. Eberhart of Scottdale and Brett D. Eberhart Sr. of Mount Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; two nephews; and a sister, Mrs. Zelma Lowery of Kent Island, Maryland. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard E. Eberhart III in 1976. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Welsh, pastor of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Scottdale, officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.
Rachel EBERHART died in 1874. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)
Died in Fayette City, Jan. 7th, 1874, Rachel, wife of Col. Wm. Eberhart, in the 80th year of her age. The subject of this notice was one of our oldest and most estimable citizens. One by one the old settlers are passing away, and soon they will all be gone. Mrs. Eberhart enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew her. She was the warm and earnest advocate of all that was right, and the uncompromising opposer of everything that was wrong. She was a tender and affectionate wife, a devoted and loving mother, and a warm and generous friend, whether in adversity or prosperity. She had been married more that half a century, and leaves an aged husband, who feels all the sadness of a home, made desolate by her loss. How gloomy life'' shadows fall upon those who in their declining years of life are bereft of one who in all respects was part of themselves. The few remaining years of life are at best but a troubled dream. May He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, cheer and comfort the hours of her surviving partner. She leaves also four sons and three daughters. How much the will miss the loving welcome of mother when they visit the scenes of childhood. No more fond embraces, no more God bless you child! That always comes lie heavenly frag
(part missing out of the middle of the article.)----62nd year of her life. She was born at Burkwell, Warwickshire, England, August 27th, 1812. She was greatly afflicted, and was confined to her room for over six years, and yet she bore her affliction with Christian resignation during that long period; then death occurred suddenly on the above date from a stroke of paralysis. Her body was interred at the Brownsville cemetery, Saturday, Jan. 31.
Nov. 19th, from less than one day's sickness, WILLIAM, son of Adolph and Sarah Eberhart, aged 18 years, of Springhill Tp., Fayette Co. Pa.
(The attending Physician says he has no name for the disease from which these three died, having never before seen it in either books or in a practice of twenty-five years.—Com.)
Note: reference to “these three” were William Eberhart, Nathaniel Crow, and Chester Crow.
Andrew EBERHARTER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)
Andrew Eberharter, widely known and respected resident of Lower Tyrone township, passed away at his home at 6:45 o'clock Tuesday evening August 21, 1934 following and illness of complications extending over the past six weeks.
Mr. Eberharter had been an active agriculturist.
He is survived by his widow and four children as follows: Joseph, at home; Mrs. John Kridle, of Penn Pitt; Mrs. M.J. Bell of Blacksville, W.Va., and Mrs. Regina Myers of Uniontown. There are seven surviving grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be completed later.
August 26, 1934
Departed this life on Thursday evening the 20th inst., Mrs. Eliza Ebert, consort of Mr. Henry Ebert of this place in the 27th year of her age. She had early devoted herself to a life of piety; having been 10 years an exemplary member of the Methodist church, and during several months’ affliction of a pulmonarious nature she manifested a Christian patience and resignation to the will of God. In her last moments she testified with Paul that she had fought the good fight, she had kept the faith, and that for her there was in reservation a crown of Glory. She left a beloved husband and a numerous relationship, to bemoan the death of an affectionate friend.
Henry C. Eccles, aged 39 years, died Saturday at his residence in Columbus, O., after a several months’ illness. Death was due to a complication of diseases. The remains were brought to Connellsville Tuesday and taken to the home of his aunts, the Misses Eccles, on North Prospect street. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of the Misses Eccles. Rev. W. A. Edie, pastor of the Presbyterian Church conducted the services. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Deceased was the son of Johnston and Mary Jane Eccles and was born in Connellsville. When a small child his parents moved to Canonsburg, where they resided for five years, after which they moved to Steubenville, O. After leaving Steubenville they moved to Columbus, O. where he has been a resident for 23 years. He was a carpenter, having been in the employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for a number of years. He is survived by his parents.
Adelaide Schneider Echard, 96, of Silver Spring, Md., and a former resident of Perryopolis, Pa., died Friday in Brookgrove Nursing Home, Olney, Md. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James (Helen) Nutt of Silver Spring, Md., and Mrs. Ralph (Ruth Ann) Taylor Dearborn, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., Perryopolis.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–May 28, 1898
Albert E. Echard
Formerly of Mt. Pleasant
Albert E. Echard, 94, of Scottdale, and a former 56-year resident of Iron Bridge, Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday evening, Feb. 14, 2008, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born in Kingview, Upper Tyrone Township, Jan. 16, 1914, a son of the late Simon and Eliza Thompson Echard. Albert was Protestant by faith. He was retired from the physics laboratory of Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corp. of Scottdale with 25 years of service. A World War II Army veteran, he served in Germany as an anti-aircraft gunner, engaged in the Battle of the Bulge and attained the rank of private first class. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl Gadd and his wife, Helen, of Mt. Pleasant, Mildred "Mid" Loucks, of Connellsville, Dorothy Wilson and her husband, Harold, of Mt. Pleasant, Edna Echard, of Kingview, and Rita Echard, of Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Mae Gadd Echard (March 8, 2001); his four brothers, William, Webster, Oliver and Robert Echard; and his six sisters, Daisey Rutherford, Georgie DeWalt, Eleanor Echard, Margaret Crosby, Laura Miller and Lilly Morehead. Albert's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
Alexander Echard Jr.
Alexander "Buzz" Echard Jr., 79, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, June 16, 2003. He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Alexander Sr. and Margaret (Spiker) Echard. He attended Bridgeport United Methodist Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 446, VFW Post 3368 and B.P.O.E., all in Mount Pleasant, and the Hecla Sportsmen's Club. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a manager for the former I.T.E. and Brown-Boveri-Gould in Greensburg. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Diane G. Echard and Anna M. Echard, both of Mount Pleasant; a daughter-in-law, Carole L. Echard, of Mount Pleasant; two grandsons, Jarrid Michael Echard and Trent Andrew Echard, both of Mount Pleasant; two great-granddaughters, Crystal Leeann Echard and Shannon Abbigail Echard; a sister, Mary Jane Santmyer, of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Veronica Ann Echard, of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Jean (Hostoffer) Echard, in 1990; a son, Alex E. Echard, Esq., in 1997; two brothers, Lawrence and Harry "Herky" Echard; and five sisters, Myrtle Firmstone, Ada Mae Schwab, Beatrice Lessman, Olive Echard and Lorraine "Tootie" Anderson. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ardyth Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion and VFW, both of Mount Pleasant.
Clarissa M. Echard
Clarissa Mae Echard, 92, of Alverton, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in the Sunshine Estates Personal Care Home, Connellsville. She was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Saltlick Township, a daughter of the late William S. and Luzetta C. Shaffer Ulery. Mrs. Echard was a member of the Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton since 1953 and she grew up in the El Bethel Church of the Brethren at White. She was active in all areas of the church, having been a member and secretary of the Ladies Bible Class, a Bible School and Christian Endeavor teacher for many years, president and treasurer of the WCSC and she quilted countless quilts for the benefit of the missionaries. Mrs. Echard is survived by three children, Maralee Dugger and her husband, the Rev. Kenneth Dugger, of Mt. Pleasant, Delbert Echard, of Mt. Pleasant, and Sheree Sauter and her husband, David, of Scottdale; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry J. Echard, in 2003; one son, Daryl Emery Echard, in 1951; her brothers, Samuel, Alva, Elroy, James Donald "J.D.", Henry, Melvin and Wilfred Ulery; and her sisters, Violet Miller, Nettie Sanner and an infant sister. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of services, Monday in the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, with the Rev. Donald Engelhardt and the Rev. Keith Solomon co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery. Should one desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, in memory of Clarissa Mae Echard. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Sunshine Estates, the Albert Gallatin Hospice and Dr. Richard Lynn and staff for their love and compassionate care of Mrs. Echard during her illness and time there.
Harry J. Echard
Harry J. Echard, 87, of Alverton died Sunday March 23, 2003 in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born January 16, 1916 in Hawkeye (East Huntingdon Twp.) a son of the late George S. and Augusta Korn Echard. Mr. Echard was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where he worked as a custodian at the Scottdale Armory. He was also previously employed by Scottdale Wood Products and he worked as a coal miner for Koppers Coal Co. and the Henderson Coal Co. He was a member of the Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton where he was a former deacon, trustee and elder of the church and he was honored by the church with the distinction of Life Elder. He was a member of the Royal Guard Sunday School Class and served the church as the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of the CGWB and the Alverton Civic Association. He enjoyed his time with his family as well as hunting and gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and is survived by his wife Clarissa M. Ulery Echard, with whom he was married for 63 years on March 17, 2003; three children Maralee Dugger and her husband Pastor Kenneth of Kennerdell, Pa. and their children, Brenda, Kerry and her husband Craig and Brad and his wife Lori; Delbert Echard of Stahlstown and his children Kevin and his wife Lisa, Dana, and Derek and his wife Crystal; Sherry Sauter and her husband David of Scottdale and their children, Alyssa, Nathanael and Timothy; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Emery W. Echard of New Stanton; one sister, Dorothy Anthony and her husband Leroy of Latrobe. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by and infant son, Daryl Emery Echard on April 27, 1951; two brothers, Arthur and Hugh Echard and five sisters, Martha Bair, Myrtle Nagy, Esther Johnson and Zettie and Ida Echard. Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. Tuesday and 2-4,6-9 P.M. Wednesday in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant. Additional viewing will take place on Thursday in the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., the hour of funeral services in the church with Pastor Lee Kline officiating. Interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery. Should one desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, Pa. in memory of Harry J. Echard.
Helen J. Echard
Helen J. Stillwagon Echard, 79, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Delmont, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Sarah A. Lilley Stillwagon. Helen was a resident of Bullskin Township for most of her life. Earlier in her life she worked as a seamstress for the former Connellsville Sportswear and also as a nurses aid in the Waynesburg Nursing Home. Helen was a very active member of the Greenwood Heights Church of God and belonged to the Willing Workers at church. She was also a church musician. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Harry C. Echard and wife Audrey, Harold Robert Echard and wife Julie, Linda S. Hughes and husband Jonah, and Evelyn L. Echard, with whom she resided, all of Connellsville; her grandchildren, Cherie Echard and fiancée Steven Fort, Sarah and Chad Echard, and Miranda Hughes, all of Connellsville; and her sisters, the Rev. Evelyn Stillwagon, pastor of the Greenwood Heights Church of God, Genevieve Stillwagon, Zola Stillwagon, and Anna Mae Stillwagon, all of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, Harrold L. Echard Sr. in 1987 and an infant brother, Phillip Stillwagon. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 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 Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of a funeral service in the Greenwood Heights Church of God, with Helen's sister, the Rev. Evelyn Stillwagon officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com
John C. ECHARD died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
ECHARD, JOHN C.
DIES AT SCOTTDALE
SCOTTDALE, April 1JOHN C. ECHARD, 73 years old, died Thursday night at 9:30 oclock at the home of his don, CECIL, at 107 High Street, following a brief illness from pneumonia. He had been a life-long resident of the town. Surviving are the following children: FRANK and WALTER ECHARD, PAUL ECHARD of Pittsburg and CECIL of Scottdale; also two sisters and a brother: MISS MARY ECHARD and MRS. E. J. MUMAW of Youngstown, MEARS of Jeannette and HENRY ECHARD in Florida.
Courier Fri. April 1,1932
Lillian Osterwise Echard, 86, of Smithfield St., Parkersburg, W.Va., died June 15, 1996, at her residence. She was born in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Oliver O. and Lucy Fox Osterwise. She was a bookkeeper for Insolvent National Bank for 20 years and later worked at Commercial Banking and Trust Co., Parkersburg. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Parkersburg. Surviving are three sisters, Ethel Gunn of Jacksonville, Fla., Jean Porter of Blairsville and Dorothy Mingle of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert R. “Bill” Echard; two sisters; and one brother. Services were held at 11 a.m. today, LEAVITT FUNERAL HOME, Parkersburg. Burial Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Lyda Echard, about 83 years old, widow of Milton Echard and a former resident of Mount Pleasant, died Monday evening at her home at Mountain Lake Park, Md., following a few days’ illness. Mrs. Echard, whose maiden name was Ulery, was born near Baer [Bear] Rocks, Bullskin township and had spent the greater part of her life at and near Mount Pleasant. Her husband, who was engaged in farming before locating at Mountain Lake Park 25 years ago, died 18 years ago. Mrs. Echard was an active member of the Church of God at Mount Pleasant for many years. She is survived by two sons, Norman Echard, of Mountain Lake Park; also one sister, Mrs. Susan Swink of Mount Pleasant. She was an aunt of Mrs. J. L. Williams of Connellsville, Mrs. John Truxel of Prittstown and William Ulery, of near Connellsville. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Church of God at Alverton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mary Margaret Echard, 75, of Alverton died Friday morning at the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. D. Keith Solomon officiating. Interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–February 13, 1922
Died—–April 11, 1997
Nancy ECHARD died in 1894. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
ECHARD, MRS. NANCY
At her home in Saltlick Township, Saturday January 13, 1894. Mrs. Nancy ECHARD, aged 75 years. She had been sick for some time, but it is supposed that grip hastened her death. Her remains were interred in the Jacob Eutsey graveyard Monday. Connellsville Courier 1-19-1894
Formerly of Connellsville
Regina "Jean" (Flynn) Echard, 83, of Bryceville, Fla., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 13, 1927, to the late Thomas and Mary (Ambrose) Flynn. She is survived by her children, Judy Ritenour, of Connellsville, Patty Jean Thompson and her husband, Scott, of Goldsboro, N.C., Chuck Echard and his wife, Mary, of Flagstaff, Ariz., Debbie McNamara and Kathy Echard, of Bryceville, Fla.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James and his wife, Betty, of Connellsville, and Robert "Pee Wee" and his wife, Mickey, of South Connellsville. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jean will join her brothers and sisters who passed before her, Leona and Madeline Flynn, Cecelia Kattera, Elizabeth McCormick, Margaret Ballish, Willie, Tom and Pete Flynn. She will be forever missed. Contributions in memory of Regina may be made to the Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 5450 Ramona Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.
Dr. Thomas B. ECHARD died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Dr. Thomas B. Echard, aged 90 years, a Connellsville native and for years a well known medical practitioner and surgeon here, died suddenly Saturday, at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. He had been ill two years, having suffered a break in health following the death of a son, Richard, while a student at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va. For a number of years he spent his winters in St. Petersburg, where he practiced his profession, and came North every summer and maintain offices in the Second National Bank building. Some years ago he took up permanent residence in St. Petersburg and paid his last visit to Connellsville several years ago.
He was a son of the late Cyrus Echard, prominent coal operator, who, with his wife, made his home in his last years at the old Smith House, where the McCrory 5 and 10 stands. He was graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and began the practice of medicine here. For several years he operated a private hospital in the block at Pittsburgh street and Porter avenue, South Side, since converted into apartments and still owned by him.
Dr. Echard married Miss Olive Ivery of Greensburg, who survives him, together with two sons, Thomas of St Petersburg, and William, a student at the University of Virginia.
At the death of the late Dr. T. H. White, in 1915, Dr. Echard was appointed to the medical staff of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad here. He was formerly a director of the Second National Bank, disposing of his stock before removing to Florida. Former Clerk of Courts Charles H. Kennell married Dr. Echard's only sister, who died a number of years ago. The funeral will be held at St. Petersburg with interment in that city.
(Newspaper dated 27 September 1938)
Harry Harrison Eckenroad, 74 years old, died at 8:15 o’clock Friday night at his home at Bitner after an illness of four years. A son of the late Henry H. and Mary Jane Eckenroad, he was born at Saltsburg. A retired employe of the Monongahela Railway, he was a member of Brownsville Juniors. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary I. Eckenroad; one daughter, Mrs. Golden E. Good of Uniontown, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Ruffner of Grapeville and Mrs. Cecilia Miller of Mount Pleasant. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Minerd funeral home at Uniontown in charge of Rev. H. L. Davis. Interment will be made in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
ECKERT, WILLIAM A.— Age 67 years of Point Marion, Pa., died Wednesday, October 19, 1983, in the Monongahela General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., follow a brief illness. He was the son of the late Andrew J. and Nellie Jennings Eckert. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annabelle Dumont Eckert, August 9, 1981. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Point Marion, F.O.E. 1932, Point Marion, was a World War II veteran and a retired inspector of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering. Surviving are his … balance of obit is missing
Mrs. Anastasia H. Eckman, 600 S. Chestnut St., Scottdale, died at 5:55 a.m. today in the Oak Hill Rest Home, Greensburg, R. D. 7, where she resided since June 19. She was born in Ecerett, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Mary Campbell Hahn. She was a member of St. John the Baptist R. C. Church of Scottdale and the Columbian Ladies of the church. She is survived by her husband, Philip J. Eckman, with whom she celebrated her 62nd wedding anniversary in 1975. She is also survived by a son, Walter Saxton, of Greensburg; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by, in addition to her parents, her first husband, Walter Saxton; two brothers, Timothy and William Hahn, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Matusak.
ECKMAN— The family of Mrs. Anastasia H. Eckman of 600 S. Chestnut St., Scottdale, who died Friday, July 16, 1976, requests visitation at the James Murphy Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service will be conducted in the memorial home at 10 a.m. Monday followed by mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R. C. Church of Scottdale with the Rev. William Gavron as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. Parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday in the memorial home.
Elizabeth Maude ECKMAN died in 1897. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
ECKMAN, ELIZABETH M.
Mrs. Elizabeth Maude ECKMAN, aged 59 years, died at 8:20 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 1931, at her home in Crossland avenue. Death was due to complications.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 oclock at the late residence with burial at Uppermiddletown.
Connellsville Courier; Thurs. 11-16-1931
Helen A. Yoor Edeburn, 92, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died Saturday, December 18, 2010, in Laurel Ridge Center Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She was born May 21, 1918, in Thomas, West Virginia the daughter of Barney Yoor and Mary Ann O'Dea Yoor. Helen worked in sales for Kaufmann's in Pittsburgh until her retirement in 1978. Helen loved to crochet, bake, and do crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 67 years, Junior H. Edeburn; and three brothers, Michael, Bernard and Charles. Helen was the last member of her immediate family. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca A. Wurst and her husband Robert of Uniontown; a son, Charles Edeburn and his wife Grace of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Special thanks for the care and love shown to Helen by the Staff of the Laurel Ridge Center.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pennsylvania where a Blessing Service will be held at 7 p.m. with Monsignor J. Edward McCullough officiating.
Junior Herbert Edeburn, age 86, of Dunbar, Pa., retired maintenance technician from United Fireproofing, Pittsburgh, Pa., who was born in Thomas, West Virginia, died Sunday, November 6, 2005, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen A. Edeburn; daughter, Rebecca W. Edeburn Wurst and her husband, Robert Wurst, of Dunbar, Pa.; son, Charles Edeburn and his wife, Grace, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother and sisters: Norman Edeburn, Joyce Edeburn Dickson and her husband, William Dickson, and Neva Jean Edeburn Anderson and her husband, Blaine Anderson; sisters-in-law: Virgie Edeburn and Neva Edeburn; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Tuesday, November 8, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
John EDENBO died in 1891. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
The nine-year-old son of W. F. EDENBO, died at the home of his parents in Connellsville, on Monday morning, October 12th. Funeral on Tuesday forenoon following in the catholic cemetery. Courier Fri. Oct. 16, 1891
DIED— On the morning of Sunday, the 30th ult., Mr. John Edgar, Sen. Of Union township; at an advanced age.
Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Ellen Brownfield Edmund, wife of Harry G. Edmund, who succumbed Monday night at 9 o'clock in the St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Edmund, who at one time was one of Fayette county's foremost teachers, serving in South Union township and New Haven, was fifty years old last month. She was a first cousin of Attorney L. B. Brownfield and of Owen R. Brownfield.
Mrs. Edmund is survived by her father, Alexander B. Brownfield, her husband, a son Robert, a daughter, Marietta and three sisters, Mrs. Hannah M. Sheets and Mrs. Sarah Boyer, of Fairchance, and Mrs. Anna V. Wilson of Cheat Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are visiting in the West and have not as yet been located.
Funeral services will be held Thursday evening at the Edmund residence, Broadway and Josephine street, East McKeesport. Interment will be made Friday morning at McKeesport.
John Edward EDMUNDSON died in 1965. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 17 Jun 1965:
J. E. Edmundson
John E. Edmundson, 74, of 515 Race St., died at 1 a.m. today in his hom e after a prolonged illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1890, in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward F. Edmundson and Lydia Whigham Edmundson, an d had lived in Connellsville for the past 28 years. He was a retired t ally man for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, the First Baptist Church of Connellsville, and the Men's Bible Class. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mary at home; a son, Edward F. of Arlington, Va., three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John (Nell) Knight of McKeesport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Eliza M. Edmundson, March 16, 1959. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home, Connellsville, after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. B. Ellsworth Snoddy officiating. Interment will be in Normalville Cemetery.
Anna Mae (Vedro) Edwards, age 77, of Eaton, Ohio and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 6, 2012. Anna Mae was born on November 17, 1934 to Michael Vedro and Anna Zoldos Vedro. Anna was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Vedro; two sisters, Pauline Vargo, Margaret Giesen; and parents. She is survived by children: Lynne Goldwasser and husband Robert, Karen Morrow and husband Chester, and Tim Edwards; three grandchildren: Brett Goldwasser, Lacey Goldwasser, Brian Stall; sister, Irene (Vedro) Vensko-Deaton; sisters-in-law, Theresa Vedro; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were at the ROBERT L. CROOKS FUNERAL CENTER, 3377 U.S. Route 35, West Alexandria OH 45381 (937.839.4476). Interment followed in Preble Memory Garden Cemetery.
Audrey Denise Greenawalt Edwards, 60, of Market Street, Scottdale, died Thursday, April 18, 1996, at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Friends were received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where services will be held today at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. R. William Large, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 615 S. Main St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601.
Billie Edwards, 82, of Brownsville, Pa., and formerly of Birmingham, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Brownsville General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Eva Harris Edwards; sons, Anthony Edwards of Republic, Jack Tardd III of Brownsville, David Morrison and Donald Morrison both of Washington, D.C., Thomas Brown of Fairmont, N.C., James Morrison of Coatesville, Pa.; two daughters, Dolores Michaux of Brownsville and Georgette Edwards of Ronco; brothers, Eddie Smarr, Willie C. Hill, Jack Edwards, and Clarence Edwards all of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Maude Lee Edwards of Birmingham, Ala., Sally Edwards of Detroit, Mich., Fannie Mae Underwood of Dayton, Ohio, and Cora Horton of Utah, Ala.; 20 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends at the Law Funeral Home, 135 Angle St., Brownsville, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–November 5, 1912
Died—–October 18, 1995
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, female, 80 years old
Cause of death–Pleurisy, sick 4 days
Died—–April 5, 1897, Saltlick Twp.
Daniel J. Edwards, aged 56, well known glassblower of Fairmont W. Va., and a former native of Uniontown, died Tuesday, February 11, at his home, following a short illness. He was buried Friday with full honors. Surviving are his wife, Victoria and the following children; Mrs. Georgia Ann Hoobler, of Toledo, O.; Cecil Edwards of Fairmont and these brothers and sisters: George Edwards of Brooklyn; John Edwards of New Brighton; Mrs. W. H. Geer of Garrettsville, O.; Mrs. Ellen Dukate of Uniontown and Miss Annabelle Edwards, also of this city. His mother, Mrs. Sarah Edwards of Uniontown, also survives.
Douglas P. Edwards, age 84, of Smock, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 in his home. He was born January 15, 1926 in Montgomery, West Virginia, the son of Thomas Edwards and Jesse Douglas Edwards. Douglas attended New Life Methodist Church in Smock. He was a veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army. He was a retired Missile Mechanic for Boeing Aircraft and a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America District 2. He was preceded in death by his Parents and six Brothers and Sisters. He is survived by his Wife, Diane Anderson Edwards; his Son, Thomas Edwards and Trish of Durham, North Carolina; his Daughter, Laura Tezer and husband Jeffrey of San Carlos, California; his Daughter, Katherine Edwards of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; nine Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Lillian Sparks officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.
Eva H. Hamilton Edwards, age 99, of Venice, Florida, and formerly of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday September 18, 2008. She was born September 11, 1909, in Layton, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Samuel Hamilton and Bessie Carson Hamilton. Eva was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, James Howard Edwards. Eva is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Watson, of Venice, Florida. According to the wishes of the Family, the Service and Interment were private, were officiated by Pastor David Means, and were under direction of the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania.
Evelyn Louise (Bigam) Edwards, 71, of 2114 Penna Ave. W. Ext., Warren, Pa. (Starbrick), passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Warren General Hospital, Warren. Born in Uniontown on Jan. 8, 1930, a daughter of Edyth Bigam of Mill Run and the late Foster Bigam. She was the wife of Wayne E. Edwards. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School. She retired from Warren General Hospital in 1987, where she worked as an emergency room nurse. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Edyth Bigam; two daughters, Linda Buhl, Wheaton, Md., and Katherine E. Smith, Scandia, Pa; two sons, Wayne A. Edwards Jr., Lakewood, N.Y., and James D. Edwards, Olathe, Kansas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Muriel Bowser on Nov. 27, 2001, and a granddaughter, Willow D. Smith. Friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at MCKINNEY FUNERAL HOME, Youngsville, and Thursday one hour prior to the funeral service in Mill Run. A funeral service will be held at Indian Creek Baptist Church, Mill Run, at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Interment at Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run.
George Thomas Edwards, 59, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, August 22, 2008 in the South Fayette Nursing Center, in Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa. He was born May 22, 1949 in Uniontown, Pa., a son of George John Edwards and Blanche Mansberry Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harry Edwards and Walter Leroy Edwards. Mr. Edwards was involved for several years with Special Olympics. Surviving are five siblings: Gayle Edwards Victor, of Uniontown, Paul Alan Edwards, of Kentucky, James Dewey Edwards, of Okla., Cheryl Edwards Knox, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and Sheila Edwards Greer, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa. on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with the Reverend Alfred Thompson and the Reverend Terry Sanders, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, in Uniontown.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Black, female, 7 months old
Cause of death–Pneumonia, ill 3 weeks
Born—–April, 1895, Bullskin Twp.
Died—–November 17, 1895, Winstead, Pa.
Father–J. D. Edwards
Harold "Skip" Edwards, 77, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry and Louise Roby Edwards. Skip was a 1950 graduate of Connellsville High School. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 43 years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Skip was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and he and his classmates of 1950 always met monthly for many years, which he greatly enjoyed. He is survived by his wife, Verna Gillott Edwards, to whom he would have been married for 50 years in June; two daughters, Kim Heckert and her husband, Scott, of Irwin, and Pam Dove and her husband, Ron, of Burleson, Texas; five grandchildren, Jessica, Mark and Carrie Heckert and Ronnie and Tommy Dove; two brothers, Bill Edwards and his wife, Marlene, of Scottdale, Star Route, and Dave Edwards, of Connellsville; and two sisters, Margaret Ann Nicholson, of Connellsville, and Debbie Rulli and her husband, Tony, of Stephens City, Va. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC. 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Ron Cyktor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
Harry “Bud” Edwards Jr., 75, of Roscoe and formerly of Daisytown died Friday in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Twp. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Petrick Edwards; a daughter, Mrs. Gay Lynne Edwards McKita and her husband, Richard, of Charleroi; a son, Michael P. Edwards of Long View, Texas; sisters, Mrs. Clara Edwards Petrosky of Beallsville and Mrs. Ada Edwards Ayers of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great- grandson. The family will receive friends in the Ed Melenyzer Funeral Home Inc., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–April 17, 1920
Died—–September 8, 1995
EDWARDS, HAZEL D.— Age 75 years, of 334 Pearl St., Brownsville, died Friday, April 5, 1975 at 9:25 p.m. in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born October 7, 1899, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Samuel R. and Mary Ann Edward Evans. She was a retired stenographer with the Monongahela Railway Co. and member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, John S. Edwards; one son, Dr. William E. Edwards of San Marino, Calif., three grandchildren, two brothers, Samuel Jr. of Tuscan, Arizona and Charles of Johnstown, Pa., three sisters: Mrs. Maude Forsythe and Mrs. Margaret Keck both of Brownsville, Mrs. Earl Furlong of Coal Center, Pa. She was predeceased by one brother, George. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville today until 1 p.m. the hour of service with Rev. John H. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.
Henrietta Galley Edwards, 102, of Vanderbilt R.D. 1 died Saturday, July 27, at her home. She was born in Franklin Township, Dec. 15, 1893, a daughter of the late John Kennedy Ewing and Magdalene Foster Galley. She was active in the Aspen Hill Christian Church, Silver Springs, Md., and was an active participant in the Galley Family Reunion, having last attended in 1994. She taught grade school in Franklin Township for a number of years. She is survived by a brother, Allen Q. Galley of Vanderbilt R.D. 1; two nieces, Mrs. William D. (Nancy) Roderick of Pittsburgh and Mrs. J. Wayne (Rebecca) Smith of Pittsburgh; a nephew, Thomas W. Galley of Vanderbilt R.D. 1; five great-nephews and a great-niece; six great-great-nephews and a great-great-great niece; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Stephen W. (Clarissa) Rose of Wyoming, Mrs. Harry (Alice) Edwards of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Snyder Edwards, to whom she was married 63 years; her only daughter, Alletta Prentiss Edwards; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Marybelle) Garbart; and a brother, William K. Galley. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Dawson, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and in the HINES-RINALDI FUNERAL HOME, Silver Springs, Md., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Aspen Hill Christian Church, Silver Springs, Md.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, male, 24 years old, miner
Cause of death–Heart Attack, sick one day
Died—–November 23, 1893, Brownsville
Residence–Market Street, Brownsville
John L. Edwards, 72, of Greensburg RD3, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Phalm, Ga., a son of the late Isaac and Annie Toy Edwards. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 35 years by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, most recently at the Murrysville State Store. He was a member of St. John Baptist de La Salle Church in Delmont. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II in Europe, and a member of the American Legion in Homewood. He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Goldston Edwards; five draughts and nine sons, Patricia A. Glover of Burlington, N.C., Cheyenne L. Speed and Franklin D. Edwards, both of Pittsburgh, Ruth A. Kirkling and her husband, John, of Bovard, John L. Edwards and his wife, Ruth, of Plum Borough, Phillip D. Edwards and Michael A. Edwards, both of Jeannette, Peter D. Edwards of McKees Rocks, James Allen Edwards of Jeannette, Paul R. Edwards of Arlington, Va., Mary C. Edwards of Macon, Ga., Donna M. Edwards of Pittsburgh, and Martin V. Edwards and Mark I. Edwards, both at home; and 19 grandchildren. Friends were received at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, Saturday and visitation continues Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Baptist de La Salle Church, Delmont, Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William C. McGuirk as celebrant. A graveside service and interment will follow in Eastview Union Cemetery, Delmont.
Mabel H. Edwards, a resident of 308 Catherine Avenue, Brownville, Pa. died Sunday, November 13, 1988, in the Brownsville General Hospital. She was born on March 5, 1904 in West Brownsville, PA, a daughter of the late George H. and Frances Snowdon Edwards. She was a retired school teacher of the Brownsville Area School District and was a third grade teacher at Prospect Street Grade School. She was a member of the Iron Bridge Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and the Christ Episcopal Church, Brownsville. Surviving are one brother, Donald W. Edwards of Brownsville and his wife Beatrice W., and a niece, Donna Mullig of North Huntington Twp, Pa. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church Brownsville, with Rev. Stanley Burdock officiating. Interment in Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville.
Mark Allan Edwards Jr., 13, of Box 49, Mount Pleasant, died Friday March 14, 1997 in Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh as a result of injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian accident on Route 31, Mount Pleasant Township Wednesday evening March 12, 1997. He was born in Latrobe Nov. 10, 1983, a son of Mark Allan Sr. and Lisa A. Albright Edwards of Mount Pleasant. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, New Stanton. He was a seventh grade student at Mount Pleasant Junior High School. In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother, Joseph M. Edwards, at home; a number of uncles, aunts and cousins; maternal grandfather, Ronald J. Albright of Connellsville; paternal grandfather, Robert C. Edwards of Scottdale; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eugene “Judith” Johnson of New Stanton; paternal great-grandparents, Carl and Mary Ryan Simons of Youngwood; paternal great-grandmother, Ida Sue Adams Edwards of Scottdale; paternal great-grandfather, William Nuhouse of Stow, Ohio; maternal great-grandfather, Regis C. Albright of United. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Jane L. Sherbondy Albright, who died Sept. 15, 1995; maternal great-grandparents Kenneth H. and Catherine M. Flanagan Sherbondy; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Dayton Albright and paternal great-grandfather Wayne Edwards who died in 1972. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of life to ? Saturday at 2 p.m. ? Christian Missionary ? Church, New Stanton ? pastor, Rev. James Lis? O officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the FR? FUNERAL HOME INC., ? Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. The family suggest no flowers … portions and balance of obit is missing
EDWARDS, MARY A. (POLLY)— Age 91 years, a resident of 33 South Hills Terrace, Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday evening, April 23, 1967 at 6:25 p.m., in the Brownsville General Hospital. She had been a resident of Brownsville for the past eighty three years, and was the widow of William M. Edwards, who died in 1943. She was born December 4, 1875 in Cumtillery, Wales, and was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, the Iron Bridge, Chapter No. 255, Order of Eastern Star and the North American Benefit Association. Surviving are one son, John S. of Brownsville, two grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; one brother, William W. Roberts and one sister, Mrs. John W. Wilson, both of Brownsville. The family will receive friends at the Ross Funeral Home, 128 Front St., Brownsville, today from 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 p.m. and until Wednesday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Chesley Kearley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Redstone cemetery.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, female, 1 month old
Cause of death–Pneumonia, sick 1 week
Died—–November 3, 1896
Olive M. Washabaugh Edwards, 88, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, in the Lakeland Medical Center, Niles, Mich. She is survived by three sons, Jay R. Lintman of Niles, Mich., Robert (Bob) Edwards of Custer, Mich., and John (Jack) Edwards of Ravenna, Ohio; two daughters, Kathy Edwards Brown of Clifton Forge, Va. and Carol Edwards of Youngstown, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson.
Ora M. Edwards, 37 years old, died Thursday morning at her home in Menallen township of pneumonia.
Ralph A. Edwards, 64, of 1114 W. Gibson Ave., South Connellsville, died Monday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born July 8, 1924 in Smock, son of the late John and Margaret King Edwards. He was a former truck driver with Latrobe Construction Company. Surviving are his wife, Helen McNett Edwards; one son, John C. Edwards of South Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Bonnie) Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. George (Rachel) Keefer of South Connellsville, and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Kennedy of West Virginia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, a brother, Martin Edwards of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Naomi Cottom of Vanderbilt, Mrs. Catherine Sillabaugh of Dunbar, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Elsie Whetsel of Willowick, Ohio. He was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence, John and David Edwards, and two sisters, Florence Mosako and Margaret Klink.
EDWARDS— At his home in Dunbar township Tuesday morning, December 28th, 1897, of Bright’s disease, Squire Edwards, aged 67 years. He was born in Preston county, W. Va., and came to Pennsylvania in his youth. He was a prosperous farmer and business man. He held the office of Tax Collector in Dunbar No. 2 for several years, and discharged his duties faithfully. He is survived by eight children: Frank, John, Alvie and George; Maggie, wife of Joseph Strickler; Zela, wife of Alfred Hair; Misses Ada and Clara. Interment took place in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery yesterday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Hamilton of the Presbyterian Church.
Note from contributor:
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Black, female, 16 years old
Cause of death–Scrofula, ill 15 months
Born—–1879, North Carolina
Died—–May 30, 1895, Bullskin Twp.
Joseph Effington, 48, of Parkersburg, W. Va., died in the hospital there at noon Saturday. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born at Perryopolis, a son of Mrs. Stella Effington of Perryopolis and the late Ross Effington. Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, Mrs. Henrietta McLaughlin Effington, and a brother, James C. Effington of Carnegie. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at new Martinsville, W. Va. Interment was at that place.
Gregory "Eggie" A. Egnot, age 42, of Uniontown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born April 9, 1957, in Uniontown, the son of John P. Egnot and Anne Csmos Egnot. Greg was preceded in death by his father. He was a member of St. John The Byzantine Catholic Church.
Surviving are his beloved mother, Anne Egnot of Oliver: brothers, John W. Egnot and wife, Susan of Cresson and Robert D. Egnot and wife, Linda of Indiana; nephews, John W. Egnot Jr., Robert S. Egnot and nieces, Melissa Poniatowski and Lyndsay Egnot.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, at 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday until 10:30 a.m. when a blessing service will be held followed by an 11 a.m. divine liturgy in St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard Whettstone as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Church Cemetery, Hopwood. Parastas today at 3 p.m.
Joseph E. Egnot, 67, of Connellsville died Monday, Dec. 11, 1995, in Highlands Hospital. He was born in Leisenring, June 13, 1928, a son of the late John and Mary Micher Egnot. He was a former customer service representative for Columbia Gas and was co-owner of the City View Florist Shop. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Jednota Lodge No. 108 and the Quarter Century Club of Columbia Gas. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mildred Rebar Egnot; his mother-in-law, Helen Rebar of Connellsville; a son-in-law and daughter, Joseph and Maria Kania of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Kania; six brothers, John Egnot of Euclid, Ohio; George Egnot of Connellsville, Charles Egnot of Strongsville, Ohio, Theodore Egnot of Pittsburgh, and Eugene and Bernard Egnot, both of Connellsville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Radlosky, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Beni and Mrs. William (Anna) Smith, all of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 No. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., where prayer services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a burial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. A wake service will be held … (balance of obit is missing).
Abraham Davis EICHER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)
Abraham's obituary appeared in the Connellsville, Pa Daily Courier dated March 31, 1931.
Abraham D. Eicher Dies At Crossland From Pneumonia
Abraham Davis Eicher, 82 years old, former well known resident of Indian Creek Valley, a retired farmer, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carrie McBeth at Crossland, after a brief illness of pneumonia. he had been confined just four days.
Mr. Eicher was born June 16, 1848 at Indian Head. He spent most of his life in the
valley, operating a farm at Normalville. In 1910 he moved to Virginia, where he
continued his occupation as a farmer. Last year he returned to this place and made his home with
Mrs. McBeth at Crossland. He was the last of a family of eight children. In 1872 he married Louise Jane Prinkey, whose death occurred three years ago in Virginia. The following children survive: Mrs. David Grimm of Normalville, Mrs. Carrie McBeth of Crossland, Mrs. Charles Means of Connellsville, L. H. Eicher of Bealton, Va., A. D. Eicher of Calverton, Va., and Mrs. John May of Bealton, Va. In addition there are 35 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the J. E. Sims funeral home and prepared for burial. Funeral service will be held there at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. A. Schultz, pastor of the United Brethren Church officiating. The body will be shipped to Warenton, Va., where interment will be at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
Albert (Bill) N. Eicher, 63, of (Normalville) Connellsville, R. D. 2, died Tuesday evening in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1910, in Springfield Township, a son of the late Neri and Lucy Murray Eicher. He formerly worked for the B & 0 Railroad and attended the Mount Tabor Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Grimm Eicher; three sons, Charles (Sonny) Eicher of Connellsville, R. D. 2, Larry F. Eicher also of Connellsville, R. D. 2, and Albert D. Eicher of Normalville, R. D. 1; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Eicher of Normalville and Neri Eicher, Jr. of Leisenring; four sisters, Mrs. Harry (Anna) Moore of Connellsville, Mrs. Augustus (Dolly) Richter of Connellsville, R. D. 2, and Mrs. Ray (Mary) Wolf and Mrs. Henry (Sarah) Snidemiller, both of Leisenring. He was predeceased by a daughter in infancy; two sisters, Alverda Richter and Viola Eicher; and three brothers, Freeman, Alvie, and Clarence Eicher.
EICHER— Friends of Albert Eicher of R. D. 2 (Normalville) Connellsville, who died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1974, will e received after 11 a.m. Thursday in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Lee Bowlin officiating. Interment will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Elizabeth Marlene Davis Darow Eicher, 69, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Elizabeth was born April 28, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Shetler Davis and Arthur and Helen Darow, who raised her. She was a member of the Pennsville Baptist Church, Bullskin Township, a 1960 graduate of East Huntingdon High School and attended Robert Morris College. Elizabeth was a homemaker and caregiver to both the elderly and children. Surviving are her husband, Robert Eicher; children, Robin Miller and his fiancé, Charles Cramer, of Connellsville, and Russell Eicher and his wife, Renae, of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, A.J. Auckerman and his wife, Samantha, Elizabeth Auckerman Lee and her husband, Bryan, and Erika and Shawn Eicher; great-granddaughters, Miriah Martin and Charlotte Auckerman; stepmother, Helen Davis, of East Berlin, Pa.; brothers, Roger Davis and his wife, Toni, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Paul Davis and his wife, Nancy, of Punxsutawney; stepsisters, Shirley Alameda and her husband, Art, of Berlin, Pa., and Barb Quarick and her husband, Ed, of Weirton, Ohio; also numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a number of dear friends. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, a Remembrance Provider, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pennsville Baptist Church, 3298 Richey Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with her pastors, Dr. Terry V. Murray and Robert H. Bixel, officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elizabeth's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Landmarks Building, First Floor, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
EICHER, FANNIE G.— Age 88 years of 24 Millview St., Uniontown, died Thursday, January 13, 1966 in her home. She was born in Beaver Creek, Pa., on April 5, 1877, and was the daughter of the late Van and Rhoda Brunworth Glover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Eicher in 1922 and a son Ronald Sheldon Eicher in 1902. She is survived by a daughter, Gwendolyn Eicher, at home. She was a former resident of Fort Hill, Somerset County where she and her husband operated a general store and post office for many years. She was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church and the Livingston Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 3 p.m. on Sunday, the hour of service with Rev. J. Robert Gray, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Confluence.
Freeman P. EICHER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Freeman P. Eicher, 87 years old, widely known resident of Springfield township, died suddenly at 2:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 28, 1938, at his home on the Springfield pike. Death was due to a heart condition.
Mr. Eicher was born at Mill Run July 5, 1850, the sixth child of the late Levi and Susan Eicher. Later the family moved to the present home on the Springfield pike where Mr. Eicher has since resided. He was actively engaged as a farmer until his retirement about 15 years ago. During his long life he held several public offices including school director of the township, a four-year term as county auditor, and for 18 years served as assessor in the township.
He was the father of 12 children, five of whom preceded him in death. His wife died six years ago. He was a member of the United Brethren church at Normalville.
He is survived by seven children, O. O. Eicher and Ira Eicher of Connellsville, O. P. Eicher and Mrs. Ida Cox of Springfield pike, N. N. Eicher and Mrs. Dolly Brooks, of near Normalville, and Alva Eicher of Scottdale. There are also 31 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held this afternoon with a prayer at the home of a son, O. P. Eicher, at 2 o'clock, followed by a service at the Normalville United Brethren church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Frank S. Wortman, pastor of Mill Run Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Dwight Spangler, pastor of the Mill Run United Brethren church, officiated. Burial was in the Normalville cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks.
Dunbar—Mrs. Samuel Eicher died this morning at 7 a.m. from the effects of a fall last Tuesday morning. While returning from the pump with water she slipped and fell, injuring her hip and spine. Her injuries were not considered serious but about 6 a.m. this morning she became suddenly worse and died at 7:30 a.m. The news of her death was a shock to the community, as she was highly esteemed and beloved by all. She is survived by her husband. Funeral notice later.
Dunbar, Jan 18.—The funeral of Mrs. Gusta C., wife of Samuel K. Eicher, whose death was noted in last evenings News Standard, will occur Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be held at her late residence near Pechin Station, and will be conducted by Rev. D. E. Minerd. The death of Mrs. Eicher, cast a profound sorrow over the community, and the family has the sympathy of everybody. Deceased was born in Westmoreland County in 1843, and is survived by her husband, two sisters and two daughters: Mrs. Thomas M. Lysie, East End, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Frank T. Bower, Allegheny City; Mr. Peter Hough, Waterford, NY and Mr. James Hough, Coshocton, Ohio. The accident of her fatal fall occurred last Monday, which was the thirty-third anniversary of their wedding.
Dunbar, Jan 20—The funeral of Mrs. Gusta, wife of Mr. Samuel Eicher, occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from her late residence near Pechin Station. Services were conducted by Rev. D. E. Minerd. The funeral was one of the largest and most representative ever seen in this place. The internment took place in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The pall bearers were W. D. Blacka, D. A. Byres, A. C. Duncan, John McClain, Thomas Jobs and John Creel, Sr.
Henry K. EICHER died in 1901. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)
HENRY K. EICHER
His obituary appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA Vol. 13, No. 44 Wed. Feb. 6, 1901
Henry K. Eicher was born February 10, 1835, in Springfield, Fayette county, PA. His grandfather, Daniel Eicher emigrated from Germany to Lancaster county, Pa.; thence to Fayette county in 1772. Joseph Eicher, the father of Henry K. Eicher, was born in Lancaster in 1784 and was married to Rosanna Kern, of Fayette county. To their union were born twelve children; Samuel,William, Sarah, Daniel, John, Margaret, Catherine, Elizabeth, Joseph, Henry, Abraham and Issac.
Henry K. was educated in the common schools of Fayette county, his first teacher being David Barns, of Connellsville. He was married at Connellsville, on December 21, 1862 to Emily Bruner, daughter of Samuel S. Bruner, of the same place. They have eight children; Charles E., Harry W., Kate V., George F., Lizzie E., Gertrude G., Lulu B. and Mary M.
In the Civil War he served in the Sixth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, Company K; volunteered August 22, 1864, and was honorably discharged June 13, 1865, at Fort Eathan Allen. In 1883 he was appointed postmaster at Stuarton, by President Arthur, and served four years. Mr. Eicher is a carpenter by trade, at which he is at present engaged.
Funeral services will be held Sunday for Mrs. Louise B. Eicher of 333 Braddock Ave., Uniontown, who died at her home Thursday morning. She was the widow of the late William H. Eicher who died in 1947. Friends are being received in the family residence after 3 p.m. today until Sunday at 2:30 p.m. the hour of service. The Rev. J. V. Mullins, pastor of Christ Methodist Church will officiate, with interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery under the direction of the Gleason Funeral Home.
EICHER, MARIE SAUERS— Aged 69, W. Church St., Fairchance, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday, November 25, 1961 at 10:30 a.m. She is survived by her husband James Eicher, Jr., and these children, James, III; Raymond, Floyd, and Merle, Fairchance; one daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Sesler of Fairchance; fifteen grandchildren; one brother, John Sauers, Salem, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Reiber, Cleveland, O. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fairchance, and the Earnest Workers Sunday School Class. Friends are being received in the family residence where services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence A. LaPrade will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery under the direction of the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance.
Mary EICHER died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(70)
Her obituary in the Connellsville, Pa Weekly Courier May 10, 1895.
EICHER- At Springfield, Mrs, Mary Eicher, aged 71 years 0n Saturday May 4th, 1895. She was one of the oldest residents of the township and was highly respected. Funeral services were held in the Evangelical Church on Sunday at 4 O'clock P.M., Rev. Stull officiating. She was an honored member of that congregation for many years. Her remains were interned in the Hopewell Cemetery.
LAKELAND— Maude Eicher, 89, 530 S. Florida Ave., died Monday at Johnson Health Center. A native of Dunbar, Pa., she came here from Connellsville, Pa., 19 years ago. She was retired as the assistant superintendent of Connellsville State Hospital. Miss Eicher was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church of Lakeland. Her survivors include her…….
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EICHER, MAUDE— Funeral services for Miss Maude Eicher, 530 So. Florida Ave., will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Heath Funeral Chapel. The Reverend Herebert James, Retired Minister, will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Chapel.
MOUNT PLEASANT— Russell E. Eicher, 64, of 613 West Smithfield St., died at 9:30 p.m. Monday at his home after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 23, 1903, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Weaver and Lola Brinker Eicher. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, and was serving as deacon on the consistory. He also had served in past years in that capacity. He was a member of the I. O. Odd Fellows, and was its secretary for many years. He was a member of the Town Hall Association, the Firemen’s Club and the Slovak Club of Mount Pleasant, and a former member of the B.P.O. Elks. He was employed as a driver by the Hertz Yellow Cab Co. of Johnstown, and was a retired employee of the Union Supply Co., being assistant manager of the Standard Store at the time of its closing. He also had been employed by the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home for the past 34 years in a part-time capacity. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred Hershberger Eicher; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Truxel of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2; four grandchildren; three brothers, Ray O. of Scottdale, and George G. and C. Robert of Mount Pleasant, and three sisters, Mrs. William Fisher of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Lloyd Daniels of Port Allegheny, and Mrs. Ruth Schomer of Connellsville, R.D. 1.
EICHER— At his home in Saltlick township on Tuesday, February 5th, 1901, Samuel K. Eicher, aged 84 years 10 months. The Infirmities of old age caused death. Deceased was a life long resident of Saltlick, and was a respected citizen of the community in which he lived. His circle of friends was a wide one, and his knowledge of the events of the township and surrounding country during the last half a century made him a an authority. His wife died several years ago after raising to manhood and womanhood a large family, namely, Abraham D. and John D., both of Springfield township; Jacob of Keffer, Westmoreland county, William of Scottdale, Mrs. Susan Means, Scottdale, Mrs. Margaret Swink of Connellsville, Mrs. Rachel Christner of Wooddale and Mrs. Albright at home. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. McCauley conducting the services. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
PECHIN, Nov. 9.—The funeral of the late Samuel K. Eicher of Pechin Wednesday afternoon was one of the largest and most imposing held in this section in a long time. Many prominent citizens from Dunbar and people from Connellsville, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Uniontown, and all the surrounding country were present. Members of he Fayette County Veterans Association were present and a firing squad from the Will F. Stewart Post G. A. R. of Uniontown, of which the deceased was a member were present in uniform. A select choir rendered appropriate selections, and Rev. H. L. Humbert, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Dunbar, preached an able funeral discourse. The pallbearers were leading citizens of Dunbar, who had known the deceased for about two score years. The remains were laid to rest in the Mount Auburn cemetery by Undertaker J. T. Burhans.
Mr. Eicher was probably the most prominent citizen in the Pechin district, and he was respected and honored by all who knew him. A Civil War Veteran, bubbling over with interesting reminiscences of the great struggle, when well, he made a companion of whom listeners never tired, and when in his room surrounded by his splendid collection of souvenirs of that war, the largest private collection doubtless in the county, his listeners forgot the flight of time and always regretted when parting hour came. Comrade Eicher has answered the last roll call and a happy home is desolate and void of sunshine, and the entire community sorrows with the lonely companion whose heritage of pleasant memories and hope of a happy reunion lighten the crushing burden she must bare.
Notes from contributor:
Served in Co E 155th Reg Pvt. Buried lot 157
From The 1890 Special Census
Enlisted 22 AUG 1862
Discharged- 2 JUN 1865
Served 2 years, 9 months and 1 day
Disabled - kicked by horse not able to do manual labor
Chelsie L. Eiford
Formerly of Connellsville
Chelsie L. Eiford, 89, of Metairie, La., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. He was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Normalville, a son of the late Henry and Ella Basinger Eiford. Prior to his retirement, Chelsie worked as a carpenter, He is survived by his daughter, Linda Christopher, of Metairie. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Eleanor Beitzel Eiford, in 2007. Family and friends will be received from 5 until the hour of memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, with the Rev, Mark Sholtis officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery.
John Eiford died Friday morning at his home at Rich Hill about eight miles from Connellsville and a short distance above Breakneck. Deceased had been ill for some time, his complaint being chiefly due to old age. He was born in Germany and came to Fayette county 50 years ago, settling near his late home. He engaged in farming. He was twice married. During his entire life, Mr. Eiford was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and for many years walked to and from his home each Sunday to attend services. He is survived by his wife and the following children, John Eiford, Connellsville; Amos Eiford and Mrs. Kate Raymond, Rich Hill. The funeral will take place Sunday morning from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond, at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in Law’s Cemetery near his home.
Pauline E. Eiford
Pauline Eleanor Eiford, 84, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Meyersdale, a daughter of the late Christian L. and Carrie B. Snyder Beitzel. Pauline was a resident of Connellsville for most of her life. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and was a member of the Normalville United Methodist Church. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Chelsie L. Eiford, with whom she would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2007; her daughter, Linda Christopher, of New Orleans, La.; her brother, Paul Beitzel, of Akron, Ohio; and her sister, Mabel Harris, of Akron, Ohio. In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by three brothers, Clark, Russell and Sherman Beitzel; and three sisters, Elizabeth Wilcox, Ethel Johnson and Olive Brooks. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Mark Sholtis officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery
EIFORD— Rayburn Dale Eiford of Normalville, R. D. 1, died Wednesday, April 27, 1994. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 at Melcroft.
Roy M. Eiford, 87, of Normalville, died Monday, April 17, 1995, in Highlands Hospital. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, until 9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Keith Solomon officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Roy M. Eiford, 87, of Normalville, died Monday in Highlands Hospital. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Lilly) Grimm of Normalville, Mrs. Connie G. Holst of Normalville, and Mrs. Margie Eiford of Connellsville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Eiford of Dawson and Chelsie Eiford, of Connellsville; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Stark of Scottdale, Pearl Stark of Smithton and Mrs. John (Betty) Kalish of Jones Mills. Friends will be received at the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Harmon of East Crawford avenue received a telegram announcing the death Monday at Columbus, Ohio, of Julius Eiselt, formerly a resident of Mount Pleasant and a close friend of the Harmon’s. Mr. Eiselt was a decorator at the glass plant of Bryce Brothers and lived at Mount Pleasant for about 12 years. He came to that place from Germany with his wife and son, Julius, Jr. Three other children, Henry, Adolph and Christine, were born at Mount Pleasant. Mr. Eiselt was about 60 years old.
Mrs. Margaret Wilcox Eisaman died Saturday night at her home at Youngwood. Surviving are her husband, Homer F.; two daughters, her mother, and five brothers and sisters, including Charles Wilcox of Connellsville. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.
Thomas A. Eisiminger, 69, of Waynesburg, R. D. 3, died Monday, Oct. 24, 1994, at 6:45 a.m. in his home of an apparent heart attack. Although he was in poor health, his death was unexpected. He was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Whitely Township, Pa., son of the late Clyde and Lorena Ferguson Eisiminger. Mr. Eisiminger was a Protestant by faith, a graduate of Waynesburg High School, a retired engineer for 42 years employment or Alltel, Mid Continent, and South Penn Telephone, served in the U. S. Army during World War II, a member of Pennsylvania National Guard Company K, James T. Farrell American Legion Post 330, VFW Post 4793, and F. O. E. Aerie 598 all in Waynesburg. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wright Eisiminger whom he married March 11, 1949; two sons, Ralph “Tink” Eisiminger of Ruff Creek and Jerry Eisiminger of Waynesburg; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Wendy K.) Dobbins of Carmichaels; four grandchildren, Heather Eisiminger, Christine Eisiminger, Travis Eisiminger, and Drew Eisiminger; one brother, Jack P. Eisiminger of Waynesburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Jove (Berry) Grimm of Waynesburg and Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Swan of East Liverpool, Ohio. A sister, Marilee Cummins, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends at the BEHM FUNERAL HOME INC., 182 West High St., Waynesburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 1994, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert L. Peters officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. Graveside……
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