Charles J. (Denny) Gaal, 67, died suddenly at his home on McGill avenue, Dawson at 8:30 Sunday morning. Mr. Gaal was born in West Newton September 12, 1884, a son of the late John and Mary Gaal, and had resided in Dawson for the past 47 years. He was a conductor for the P & L.E. Railroad, a member of the B. of R.T.O.R.C., Sacred Heart R.C. Church of Dawson, the Holy Name Society of which he was secretary, trustee of the church, the men’s choir and an honorary member of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Company. For many years he was a baseball umpire. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Gratsinger Gaal; one daughter, Teresa, of Dawson; three brothers, John and Frank of Connellsville and James of Tucson, Ariz., and three sisters, Mrs. E.A. Wadsworth of Glassport, Mrs. Elizabeth Laurmon of West Newton and Mrs. Josephine Taylor of McKeesport. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Jr., in 1916. A prayer service will be held at the home at 9:30 o’clock Wednesday morning followed by requiem high mass in the Sacred Heart R.C. Church with Rev. Francis R. Mullen officiating. Interment will be made in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Connellsville in charge of Galley funeral service. Catholic Daughters of America will meet at the home at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening to recite the rosary.
The Yough claimed another victim last night. Swimming in the river below the bridge, John Gaal, 16 year old son of Mrs. John Gaal of McCormick avenue, went down about 8:30 o’clock and all efforts to revive him proved futile when the body was recovered an hour later. Frank Swankler of Snydertown was saved at the same time by Thomas Daily, a former paid fireman now in Company D, assisted by Frank Rulli, son of Patrolman P. M. Rulli.
No one knew that Gaal had gone down until told by Swankler after he had been dragged from the water. It was some time before the latter was able to talk. When he indicated that Gaal was in the river a search was immediately begun.
It is supposed that Gaal was seized with cramps. Although able to swim he was not an expert and some think he ventured too far out in the water. He called for help and went under. Swankler saw him disappear and swam out to aid him. Ho one besides Swankler had seen Gaal go down.
Swankler called for help and attracted the attention of several other bathers pushing a raft up the river. His call reached Daily, but others on the raft said Swankler was only “fooling.” He went down and came up but immediately sank again. Daily saw the boy’s mouth was open when he disappeared and went to aid him. He caught the drowning youth as he was about to sink a third time.
Swankler was frantic, but Daily kept him at arm’s length with his left arm supporting him. He called to Rulli for help. The two dragged Swankler ashore. He was able to walk around after getting dressed.
The searchlight used by the Company B guards to light up the Pennsylvania railroad bridge was turned on the water and all the other bathers immediately began to scrape the bottom of the river for Gaal’s body. Many other men who saw the crowd gathered on the banks of the river and learned of the drowning, stripped, and using underwear for bathing suits, took up the search.
Almost an hour afterward, several men in a boat hooked the body. Word was sent to the fire department to have a pulmotor brought to the river. There was a delay in removing the body from the water. Those in the boat were under the impression that part of the body had to be left in the water until an officer took charge.
Those on the banks called to have the boy brought out so efforts to revive him could be made. Patrolman Coughenour, who had been telephoning the fire department, had the body carried to the West Side Hotel. Major R. S. McKee, of the Tenth Regiment hospital corps, who was passing in his machine at the time, took charge of the resuscitation. The firemen used the pulmotor and Dr. McKee, William Martray, Russell Vaughn and R. R. Straub all worked hard in an effort to revive him.
After many efforts had been made with the r and no signs of life showed in the body, Gaal was pronounced dead. The river filled with divers attracted a large crowd and when the body was carried into the hotel, uniformed members of Company D. aided in keeping the crowd back.
Among those who were in the water diving for the body were James Strawn, Frank Rulli, Thomas Daily, John Keating and a dozen others. Young Gaal was the only support of his mother and several other children. Mother and father were recently divorced and the latter resides at West Newton.
The body was taken charge of by Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell and prepared for burial. This morning it was removed from the funeral parlors to the Gaal home in McCormick avenue. The remains will be shipped to West Newton, tomorrow morning on B. & O. train No. 69, due here at 10:25 o’clock. On the arrival of the train there services will be held from the Holy Family Catholic church, with interment in West Newton cemetery.
Robert GAAL died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
Robert GAAL, 34 years old, died Thursday morning at 2:45 oclock at Tucson, Ariz. He formerly resided at Youngstown, West Newton and Connellsville. Death was caused by complication of diseases. Mr. GAAL, a well known railroader, resided here about five years ago, just previous to moving to Youngstown, Ohio. He went to Arizona on December 14, last, seeking better health.
Deceased was born and reared near West Newton. While there he was employed as a brakeman for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and later came to Connellsville where he was employed in a similar capacity. At Youngstown, he was a brakeman for the Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John GAAL, Sr., of West Newton, and the following brothers and sisters: John and Frank of Connellsville, Charles of Dawson, Michael of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Hannah FITZPATRICK, Mrs. V. W. LAUERMAN, Mrs. A. TAYLOR and Mrs. Josephine GAAL of West Newton, Mrs. E. A. WADSWORTH of Glassport and Mrs. Al CERRUTTI of New Castle.
Connellsville Courier Thurs. 3-12-1925
James A. Gabeletto, Sr., age 92, of 638 Fairview Hill Road, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., 15461, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, with his family by his side in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born August 18, 1913, in Ronco, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of Antonio Gabeletto and Maria Amalia Gabeletto. James was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church. He was a private in the United States Army, Third Battalion, Tenth Infantry. James was a coal miner with the United States Steel Corporation's Robena Mine for 45 years, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America Robena Local 6321.
James was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Beatrice Taylor Gabeletto, on December 22, 1978. He was the last living member of his family of 12 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mildred (DiCianna) Gabeletto; and his children: James Gabeletto and his wife, Mary, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., Gloria and her husband, Albert Albani, of Hubert, Ohio, Ella-Rae and her husband, Richard White, of Sharon, Pa., Marlene Gabeletto Drew, of Streetsboro, Ohio, Terry Gabeletto and his wife, Evelyn, of Smithfield, Pa., John Mehalik and his wife, Julie, of Herndon, Virginia, and Carol and her husband, George Dzavan, of Merrittstown, Fayette County, Pa. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Family will receive friends in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church at 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues on Tuesday, April 4, in MASONTOWN BRETHREN CHURCH, 110 West Church Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Crable officiating. Interment will follow in Masontown Cemetery, where Military Honors and Rites will be accorded by the Masontown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 and the Masontown American Legion Post 423.
Edmona GABLER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Miss Edmona Gabler, aged 85, died Monday at 12:20 of complications at the home of her niece Mrs. W. P. Price of Greensboro. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Gabler of Greene county. She has been a member of the M. E. Church of Greensboro since childhood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. G. A. Federner officiating. Burial will be in the Monongahela Hill cemetery.
(newspaper dated August 11, 1931)
Mrs. Eva Burd Gabler, wife of Frank Gabler, died Sunday morning at her home in Brownsville.
Mrs. L. K. GABLER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)
MRS. L.K. GABLER
Mrs. L. K. Gabler, aged 77, died at 9:30 a. m., Friday, April 10, 1931, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Price Harvey of Greensboro. Death was due to complications.
In addition to Mrs. Harvey the following additional children also survive: Mrs. Ewing Davis and William Gabler, both of Greensboro; Mrs. Clyde Flenniken, of Charleroi; Mrs. M. B. Provins and Alex Gabler, both of Uniontown; Sherman, of Salem, Ohio and George Gabler, of Republic.
Funeral services will be solemnized Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Greensboro and burial will be in Monongahela Hill cemetery.
Gaborko, Elizabeth D.
Dunbar, R.D. 1
Elizabeth D. Gaborko, 78, of Dunbar, R.D.1 (Little Summit), died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in the Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown. She was born July 23, 1924, in Oliver, Fayette County, a daughter of the late John and Veronika Gallek Claya Oberly. Elizabeth was a resident of Little Summit for most of her life. She was Christian by faith. Elizabeth enjoyed most anything that involved raising her family and taking care of her household. She especially liked gardening, canning food, crocheting and embroidery. She is survived by her loving children, four daughters, Betsy Marko and her husband, Charles, of Ravenna, Ohio, Carolyn Tressler and her husband, Richard, of South Connellsville, Virginia Guynn and her husband, James, of Little Summit and Wilma Rosendale and her husband, Charles, of Connellsville; seven sons, Glenn Gaborko and his wife, Judy, of Clermont, Fla., Gerald Gaborko and his friend, Debbie, of Dunbar, R.D.1, George Gaborko of Jacobs Creek, Robert Gaborko and his wife, Yvonne, of Vermillion, Ohio, Raymond Gaborko of Connellsville, Alan Gaborko and his wife, Tina, of Smock and David Gaborko and his wife, Lisa, of Mount Pleasant; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Elizabeth was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Earl Edward Gaborko in 1990; a son, William Gaborko, in 1995; three brothers, George, Edward and Stephen Oberly; and two sisters, Dorothy Metros and Julia Orsetti. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
Matthew Gaborko, 77 years old, a former resident of Dunbar and Saltlick townships, died at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Cavanaugh, at Point Marion, after a lingering illness. His wife, Mrs. Anna Gaborko, preceded him in death about two years ago and he is survived by these children: Mrs. Clasper Lawer and Mrs. Cavanaugh of Point Marion, John of Indianola, George and Michael of Leisenring and Mrs. Harry Cavanaugh of Greensburg.
The funeral mass for Matthew Gaborka, 77, former resident of Saltlick and Dunbar townships, who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Cavanaugh, at Point Marion, was held this morning at St. Stephen’s Greek Catholic Church at Leisenring No. 1 in charge of Rev. Father Ivan P. Romza, pastor. Interment was in the church cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head.
Edgar E. GADD died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Edgar E. Gadd
Suddenly stricken with a heart attack early Saturday morning in his home near New Salem, Edgar E. Gadd, 70, died within a few minutes. He complained to his wife that "something bursted in here" (pointing to his left side). She arose and administered soda but life faded within a few minutes.
Mr. Gadd was an H. C. Frick pensioner, having been employed a number of years at the Buffington plant. He had lived virtually all of his life near New Salem.
Mr. Gadd is survived by his widow, Luna Oliver Gadd and the following children: Mrs. Edgar Harn and Harold Gadd of Warren, O.; Edgar Gadd of Leavittsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Ralph Sterling of Granttown, W.Va., and Mrs. Frank Johnson and Donald Gadd of New Salem. One sister, Maude of Pittsburgh and two brothers, Albert O. and J. Howard also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gadd home with Rev. H. W. Kilfore of the New Salem Presbyterian church officiating. Interment in the New Salem Presbyterian cemetery.
(Genius - Dec. 14, 1932)
GADD— August 31st, at her residence in Uniontown, of Lung Disease, Mrs. Eleanor Gadd, widow of the late Joseph Gadd, Esq., in the 67th year of her age. Deceased was some thirty years a resident of Uniontown, and during that time, by her kindness of heart and amiable disposition, she made many warm friends. She was a tender mother, and a faithful and devoted wife. So great indeed was her attachment to her husband, that when he was taken from her, although then apparently in the full vigor of womanhood, she began rapidly to decline; and for the past ten years she has been almost a constant sufferer. For seventeen years previous to her death, she was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. During her last illness, she furnished bright evidence that there is great consolation in the Christian religion. In the midst of deep affliction she meekly submitted to the will of God, and rejoiced in the Redeemer's love. As death approached her faith and trust increased, and her last hour was peace. What a sterling verification of the Psalm’s words: “Yea, though I pass through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff shall comfort me.” G. L. O.
GADD— On the same (30th ult.), Elijah Gadd, Sen., of Redstone.
EMMA J. GADD — Mrs. Emma J. Gadd, aged 84 years, nine months and 28 days, died at the home of a neice, Mrs. Estella Poundstone, of New Salem, Monday morning, December 15, 1941, at 7 o'clock of complications. She was born at Searight the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Gosnell Beal and was one of the oldest residents of New Salem. She joined the Redstone Christian Church 65 years ago and upon moving to Uniontown became a charter member of the Central Christian Church. She was the widow of the late Samuel E. Gadd.
Surviving are two brothers, Brice G. Beal of New Salem, and Joseph Beal of Riverside, Cal., and a sister Mrs. Margaret M. Dearth of McCellandtown road. Three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Poundstone, Mrs. Florence Newcomer and Miss Anna Beal, and a brother, George Beal, preceded her in death.
The body will be removed this morning at 9 o'clock from the Poundstone residence to the home of B.G. Beal in New Salem where friends will be received. Funeral services will be held at the Beal home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. J. McCloy will officiate, assisted by Rev. H. W. Kilgore. Burial will follow in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem, under the direction of C. B. Dearth and Sons of New Salem. Six nephews, Emmett Beal, Howard Beal, Joseph Gadd, Kenneth Gadd, Arthur Newcomer and Randolph Dearth, will serve as pallbearer
Joseph GADD Esq. died in 1818. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)
On Sunday evening the 2d inst. Joseph infant son of Joseph Gadd, Esq. o f this place.
The Genius of Liberty
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1840
Vol. XXXIV.âWhole No. 1818.]
[New Series.âVol. 9âNo. 45. Pg 3, Col 6.
Word has reached Uniontown of the death, Saturday, July 4, 1931, at her home in Sykesville, of Mrs. Sally Ann Hughes Gadd, a native of Georges township, Fayette county. She was 74 years, five months and eighteen days old, the daughter of Daniel O. and Katherine Norris Hughes, pioneer residents of Fayette county. Funeral services were solemnized at 2 o’clock on Tuesday, July 7, at the former residents in charge of Rev. A. F. Banker, pastor of the Sykesville Baptist church. Burial was in the Morningside cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Gadd are: her husband, C. C. Gadd and seven children, Mrs. J. P. Wall, Scottdale; Mrs. J. M. Shopsy, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. M. F. Killgallon and Charles Gadd, Sykesville; Ella, Armead and Warren, at home. One brother, Isaac O. Hughes, Uniontown, also survives.
GADD, SARAH MATILDA—aged 83 years, 8 months, 20 days, died in the Brownsville General Hospital, Friday morning, December 24, 1943 at 7:30 o'clock. She died of complications after a fall resulting in a broken hip. She had lived in Fayette County practically all of her life and was the last member of the family of Stephen and Lydia Moore Gadd. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem with Rev. R. C. Van Emman officiating. Burial in Acklin Cemetery.
William E. Gadd, aged 66 years, died Thursday morning, November 2, 1922, at his home at Ralph Works from hemorrhage. The deceased is survived by his wife; two children, Catherine and William, also the following brothers and sisters; Elijah, Edgar and Howard, all of German township, Albert, of North Union township and Maude of Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barbour of Ralph Works. Interment will be in Church Hill cemetery near McClellandtown.
At his residence, in Wharton township, on the 26th ult., of dropsy, Mr. JOHN GADDER, aged 48 years. A short time after he became afflicted, he was baptized and joined the Christian Church, and since has borne his affliction with great Christian fortitude, from the first day of September 1851, to the 16th day of January 1853 – 16 months and 6 days – During that time he was tapped 48 times, and 209 ½ gallons of water taken from him. The average number of days between tappings 10 1/2 , and average a little over 4 gallons and a gill at a time. The greatest quantity of water taken at any one time was six gallons, and the least quantity 21 pints. I was present at all tappings, with one or two exceptions, and measured the water myself. C.
Albert GADDIS died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)
Long and successful career of one of Fayette county's outstanding bankers and
agriculturists, a member of a pioneer county family, came to a close last evening
with the death of Albert Gaddis at the old family homestead on the Connellsville
Although the 89-year-old resident had been in failing health during the past
few years, he remained active in the development of county industry and was in
constant contact with the affairs of the district.
Mr. Gaddis was instrumental in the organization and direction of two Uniontown
banks and acted in official capacity in agricultural and industrial organizations.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Jennie Gaddis, at home; a brother, Allen R. Gaddis, of Baltimore, and the following nieces and nephews: Carrie B., Ola S., Mary, Robert and Allen Gaddis, Jr., all of Baltimore; and Mrs. Helen Gaddis Howland of Gains, Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Jones Gaddis, in 1929.
Mr. Gaddis, a member of a pioneer Fayette county family, was a fourth son of
Robert and Sarah Carter Gaddis and was born in Franklin township on may 30, 1849.
His education began in the Bute school followed by additional study in the Madison
Academy and the California State Normal school. He taught in public schools
for two years.
He later became engaged in the grocery business in Monongahela City as senior
partner in the firm of Gaddis and Marsh. Selling out, he returned to farming
near Fayette City five years later.
Mr. Gaddis was president of the Fayette County Agricultural association and had
served as director of the Greater Fayette County Council for a number of years.
Mr. Gaddis moved to the farm in North Union township in 1879 and remained there
until 1886 when he bought an interest in a flour mill in Uniontown, later destroyed
by fire. With B. V. and Samuel W. Jones, he formed a partnership and constructed
the mill now standing in Mill street.
The second mill was completed in February, 1897, and the firm, A. Gaddis and company, flourished as a successful business venture. The business which reportedly brought in $300,000 annually, produced the best flour known and controlled local flour markets. The partnership was dissolved in 1906 and the business sold to Hogsett and Hankins.
Mr. Gaddis was also active in other lines of industry. He became director and
vice president of the Waltersburg Coke company, director of the Prospect Coke
company, president of W. A. Stone Coal and Coke company, director of the Fayette
Real Estate company, president of the Gaddis Coal company and director of the
Belton Coal company.
He was instrumental in the organization of the Second National bank in 1897 and
served as a director for a number of years and in 1901, he was one of the organizers
of the Citizens Title and Trust company in which he served as president.
He was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church, an Odd Fellow and
a member of the Royal Arcanum.
Funeral arrangements were to be completed by his brother, Allen Gaddis, who was
to arrive here today.
(Standard - August 25, 1938)
Mrs. Ethel Gaddis, widow of Robert Gaddis of Erie, a former resident of Dunbar, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at a hospital in Erie after a brief illness. Mrs. Gaddis was born in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Edward and Adeline Vaughn, and had resided there and in Mount Braddock and Fredericktown. Her husband was at one time employed as a store manager for the W.J. Rainey interests and the couple moved to Erie about five years ago. Mrs. Gaddis, who visited here Memorial Day, become ill enroute to her home and never fully recovered. Her husband died in the winter of 1948. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Emma Grace Cook of Erie. The body will be taken to the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar Friday.
Ralph GADDIS died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
RALPH GADDIS DIES; FORMER DUNBAR MAN
Ralph Gaddis 61 years old, of Braddock, formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday morning at the Wilkinsburg Hospital freom acute indigestion. He was taken to the hospital the night before. Mr Gaddis was born at Dunbar. He lived most of his life at Dunbar, Connellsville and Uniontown, going to Braddock about eight years ago. He was employed by the Keystone Stores, Inc. as a manager of the Forest Hills Store near Braddock. While residing in this area he was employed as a store manager being with the Dunbar Supply Company and the Keystone Store for a time and also a Keystone Store in Connellsville. Mr Gaddis married Miss Belle Brosious of Grafton, W Va. She survives in addition to two step daughters, Mrs Geraldine Shumaker and Mrs Dorothy Moore of Braddock, one sister, Mrs Emma Addis and two brothers, Ned Gaddis of Dunbar and Downey Gaddis of Idaho. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Dunbar Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Daily Courier, Mon, Oct 6, 1930, page 6
Thomas Blair Gaddis, 37, of 315 Evans street, died at 8:30 Saturday morning at his home following an illness of a year. Death was due to complications. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Shiffbauer Gaddis and a daughter, Helen, both at home. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters: Robert, Clarksville; Warren, Dunbar; Mrs. Rebecca Rodkey, Dunbar, and Mrs. D.E. Foltz, Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in the family residence. Rev. James C. Clark, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be William Wrigley, Wilbur Bryson, Alfred W. Davis, Chess Grove, Theodore Christopher and James Kenny. Mr. Gaddis was an employee of the H.C. Frick Coke company for a number of years. Funeral director is J. T. Burhans of Dunbar.
Thomas Edward Gaddis, aged two months and three days, infant son of Thomas and Helen Schiffbaur Gaddis died at the family home at Alicia No. 2, Friday evening, July 20, 1923, at 6:30 o’clock following a short illness. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Helen, at home. Funeral services will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock followed by interment in Oak Grove cemetery.
Thomas R. GADDIS died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Many in Fayette county will remember Thomas R. Gaddis, a member of one of North Union township's most esteemed families, and at the time of his death, April 9, last, a prominent resident of Turlock, California.
The Farmer's Daily Journal of Turlock gives the following interesting account of the Fayette county man, under an April 9 date line.
With the passing of Thomas R. Gaddis at 1:30 this morning at the Collins
hospital Turlock lost one of her most prominent pioneers. There is no man
in the community who had done more real good and who has been more active
and helpful in keeping Turlock and Stanislaus counties before the eyes of
the people. He did his duty in the recent war in ably working for and
supporting the various bond and Red Cross drives.
The deceased, one of Turlock's pioneers, was born in Uniontown, Fayette county, Pa., on August 16, 1862, the fourth child in a family of eight, six boys and two girls. He entered the mercantile business at the age of 12 at which time he left school. For his first year's service he received $100. The following year he entered the employ of Blythe Coke company and for this concern he worked 12 years.
In 1886 he came to California, landing in San Francisco. After looking over a large part of the state, he selected Turlock as his first "camping place" where he entered the employ of J. E. Fuller, general merchant, lumber, ice and coal dealer. He became a partner in the firm of Gaddis & Reiley, merchants. This partnership continued three years when it was dissolved and the business sold to H. A. Osborn.
Mr. Gaddis continued in the employ of Mr. Osborn for a period of four years, resigning to enter business for himself. He purchased the corner of West Main street and Broadway where the present Turlock Mercantile company's store is located. In 1908 he sold this business to Messrs. Osborne & Sons and started ranching.
During the following years he purchased much ranch property which he improved and sold. He was one of the organizers and stockholders of the First National Bank at the time of its inception. He subdivided what is known as the Boulevard Park Addition, north of town. This section is now built up with beautiful homes. Mr. Gaddis was married to Miss Etta M. Bonnett, a native of Turlock, on September 15, 1894."
(Daily News Standard - April 21, 1923)
Wayne Earl Gaddis, 32, of Manassas, Va., and formerly of Filbert, Pa., died Friday. He is survived by his wife, Roue Gaddis; his father, James Gaddis of Uniontown; his mother and stepfather, Carol and William Kirby Sr. of Filbert; brothers and sisters, Jackie Gaddis and Carl Gaddis both of Filbert, Bonita Gaddis Watkins of Pittsburgh, and Bill Kirby Jr. of Brownsville. Arrangements will be announced by the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown.
John GADISH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
John Gadish, 47 years, of House 624 Allison, died Friday in the Mount Alto Hospital at Mount Alto.
He leaves his widow Helen and the following children: Mrs. Anna Kendra, Mrs. Elizabeth Detuska, John, Jr., Helen, Marie, Irene and Edward.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with short services at the home followed by additional rites in Holy Rosary R. C. church at Republic. Rev. Fr. A. J. Balok will be in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(Herald - August 21, 1937)
John H. Gage, age 80, of Fairchance, died in UOMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He attended Ligonier Alliance Church in Ligioner, Pa. He was a service station owner and operator until his retirement.
Martha E. Gage
Martha E. Fitzpatrick Gage, 90, of Ligonier, died early Friday morning, June 18, 2010, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born May 29, 1920, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Andrew Leroy and Mildred Waser Hostetler. Martha was a member of Ligonier Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, John J. Fitzpatrick, in 1963; her second husband, John H. Gage, in 2001; two daughters, Ella Marie Fitzpatrick and Barbara Williams; two sons, John James "Jimmy" and Edward Fitzpatrick; and 14 brothers and sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Barry) Williams, of Irwin; a son, Richard R. (Patti) Fitzpatrick, of Derry; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; five brothers, Arthur, of Smithfield, James, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Glenn of Horseheads, N.Y., Frank, of Channelview, Texas, and Bruce Hostetler, of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Elizabeth Handschmaker, of Uniontown, Margaret Argenti, of Lorain, Ohio, and Marlene Haupt, of Yucca Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family will gather together from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORY INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Martha's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday with her pastor, the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell, officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Martha's memory to Ligonier Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
Mildred J. (Jennings) Gage, age 85, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, February 5, 2006, in Point Marion. Born July 25, 1920, in Nanty-Glo, Pa., she was the daughter of Fred and Emma Filsinger Jennings. A 1938 graduate of Point Marion High School, she was a member of the All-Class Reunion Committee, the Golden Pointers Senior Citizens, Friendship Hill Association, the former Fallen Timbers Methodist Church and the former Gallatin Grange. A medical secretary, she had worked for many years for Dr. Thompson and Dr. Greco in Morgantown, West Virginia, and previously for Dr. Ralph Buvinger in Point Marion. She was predeceased by her parents, by her husband, Glenn M. Gage on November 20, 1992, daughter, Linda Sue Friel, and an infant son, Glenn M. Gage II in 1947. Surviving are a son, J. Fred Gage, of Downingtown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Matthew Friel, Mark Friel, Emily Gage, and Molly Gage; a sister, Emily Bussard, of Oxon Hill, Maryland; and a brother, William H. Jennings, of Lynchburg, Virginia. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, February 9, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with her granddaughter, the Rev. Emily Gage, officiating. Interment follows in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva, Fayette County, Pa.
Geraldine T. (Towzey) Gailey, 53, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Connellsville, died June 7, 1996, at the Community Hospice Center in Tucson, Ariz. She was born Jan. 12, 1943, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Hilda F. Towzey. She was a member of the Worldwide Church of God, Washington, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Ivan C. Gailey of Tucson, formerly of Uniontown; a daughter, Peggy L. (Rimel) Hough and husband, Thomas H., of Mount Pleasant; two grandchildren, Tabitha R. and Joseph T. Hough of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, Alma J. Henry of Butler and Josephine Keys of Connellsville; and one brother, James E. Towzey of Tampa, Fla. A memorial service was held in Tucson.
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July 29th ’62, at her residence in Wharton Tp., Fayette Co., Pa., of Cholera Morbus, Mrs. Letitia Gaither, a member of the Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, aged 70 years.
Edna Pearl (Murphy) Galatic, 73, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1994, at 9 p.m., in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa. She was born April 17, 1921, in Ronco, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Ida Mae Skiles Murphy. She was an active member of the First Christian Church, Carmichaels, and also a member of the Carmichaels Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and Dale Murphy; three sisters, Melinda Jane Barnhart, Essie Polosky and Luvada Higgins; and three grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, John F. Galatic, whom she married on Oct. 9, 1940; four sons, John D. Galatic of Carmichaels, Pa., R. Steven Galatic of Fredericktown, Pa., George D. Galatic of LaPlace, La., and William M. Galatic of York, Pa.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Franklin Murphy of Waynesburg, Pa. Friends will be received in the PAUL M. LESAKO FUNERAL HOME, INC., Carmichaels, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, 1994, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Dennis Wendling officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels, Pa.
GALDERISE, Ora L. Coffman — Age 68 years of Uniontown, Pa. died Monday, March 16, 1992, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 3, 1924, in McClellandtown, Pa., daughter of the late Frank E. and Etta Core Coffman. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, James A. Galderise in 1987; and seven brothers and sisters: Elsie Coffman, Margaret Morris, Glenn Coffman, Alice Fordyce, Ruth Brashear, and Wendell and Robert Coffman.
She was a member of Church Hill Presbyterian Church in McClellandtown. Surviving are two sons: Terry L. Miller of Uniontown and Barry A. Galderise of Washington, Pa.; four grandchildren: Christopher and Timothy Miller and Barbara and Roxanne Galderise.
Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 West Fayette Street, Uniontown, today 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday (hours will be announced). Interment Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery.
Stephen L. Galik, 75, of Connellsville died Monday in Highlands Hospital and Health Center. He was born August 1, 1912 in Carpentertown, Pa., a son of the late John and Anna Sharish Galik. He was retired from U.S. Steel Corp. He was a member of Immaculate Conception R. C. Church. He was a veteran of WWII with the 28th Division National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Angela Loughrin Galik; five sons, John T. of Connellsville, Stephen T. of GA.; James J. of Derry, Regis A. and Patrick E. both of Dunbar; two daughters, Kathleen at home and Mrs. Kathleen Sidders of St. Petersburg, Fl.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, John of Connellsville, Joseph of Texas, Edward of Florida, Robert of Philadelphia, and three sisters, Anna Galik of Connellsville and Mrs. Joseph (Helen) Lack of Michigan and Mrs. Eleanor Adams of Wyoming. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Eugene in 1986, and two sisters, Mary Mikinka and Julie Lubienieki. Burial St Josephs Cemetery, Connellsville.
GALIE, PETE (PIETRO)— Age 69 years, husband of Antoinette Franks Galie, of House No. 157, Ralph (Hibbs), Pa., died suddenly at his home, Sunday, January 21, 1968, at 2:05 p.m. He was born at Agali Province of Ascoli, Italy, July 4, 1898, the son of the late Domonick and Nancy Garetti Galie. Mr. Galie had been a well known resident of Ralph, for the past forty-three years, and a member of the Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Republic, the Loggia Pietro, No. 556, Sons of Italy, of Republic and the UMWA, Palmer Local, No. 65648. In addition to his wife, surviving are five sons, Geano, Albert and Anthony, all of Ralph, Pa., Regis, of Brownsville and Ronald, at home; six grandchildren; one sister, residing in Italy. He was also predeceased by one brother, Gaetano Galie. Friends are being received at the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, until 9 a.m. in the Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Republic, with Rev. Fr. William Gavron as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Sons of Italy Lodge will meet at the funeral home, this evening at 7; The Christian Mothers of the Holy Rosary R.C. Church will recite the Rosary this evening at 7:30 p.m. and the Holy Name Society at 8:30.
Requiem High Mass for Pete (Pietro) Galie, 69, member of a well-known district family, will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Republic, with Rev. William Gavron officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Galie died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 21, in his home in Ralph, where he had resided for the past 43 years. Surviving are his widow, Antoinette Franks Galie; five sons, Geano, Albert and Anthony, all of Ralph; Regis, Brownsville; Ronald, at home, and six grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem
Mrs. Barbara Galinac, aged 50 years, died at 4:10 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 1935, following a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Galinac, 11 Fairview street; two children, Joseph Jr., and Anna Galinac, both at home; and two brothers and a sister, John Doljack, of Grindstone, and Nick and Mrs. Helen Gales both of Europe. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Augusta GALLAGHER died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Augusta Gallagher, 58, of McKeesport, died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night, April 24, 1937, in McKeesport Hospital following a week's illness.
Surviving are her husband, Ed Gallagher; a son and daughter; Frank and Mrs. Jesse Newal and four grandchildren, all residents of McKeesport; two sisters and a brother; Mrs. George Ferretti, Detroit; Mrs. John Hemsley, Uniontown; and Paul Nehls, Duquesne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock, Daylight Saving time, Tuesday in the Hutton, Edimson and Tressler funeral home, Sixth avenue and Market street, McKeesport. Burial will be in a McKeesport cemetery.
Miss Bridget Gallagher, 68 years old, of Bryson Hill Dunbar was found dead in a chair of her home Saturday morning. She had apparently passed away during the night. She was a daughter of the late William and Lett Evans Gallagher. She was born in Dunbar Township. Surviving are a sister Annie who lived with her. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home. Internment will be made in Franklin Cemetery at Dunbar in charge of funeral director Milton V. Munk.
Dorothy May Sherred Gallagher, 76, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Friday. She was the mother of Dr. Theresa Gallagher Balog of Oakmont, Bernard F. Gallagher Jr. of Traverse City, Mich., Thomas R. Gallagher of Carrollton, Texas, Larry Gallagher of Thornville, Ohio, Patrick Gallagher of Morgantown, W.Va., and Lisa Marie Gallagher English of Pittsburgh. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Anna Marie Stokes, Dolores Martin, Henrietta Hipkiss, Mary Alice Sherred, and brothers, David Sherred and Don Sherred. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood (Pittsburgh), today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–July 20, 1919
Died—–January 19, 1996
Republic, Jan. 23.—Jacob M. Gallagher, aged 74, one of the respected and well-to-do farmers of Redstone township, died Thursday morning at his home near this place after a three weeks’ illness. He had resided for nearly half a century on the same farm, which consisted of about 70 acres.
Deceased was a lifelong resident of this community. He served 35 or 40 years as justice of the peace and retired a few years ago. For many years he was a member of the Dunlaps Creek Presbyterian church and served on the board of trustees. About 48 years ago he married Miss Sevilla Gribble and she survives him with two daughters. Mrs. Emanuel Franks and Mrs. Louise Quine, both of Redstone township. Two sons, William and George, are deceased.
Funeral services Sunday at 10 a.m., at the house, in charge of Rev. R. J. Shields. Interment in Brownsville cemetery.
James GALLAGHER obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)
Complications incident to a protracted illness resulted early Thursday morning in the death of James Gallagher, 72, at his late home 239 South Twelfth street, Connellsville.
Born in Ireland, Mr. Gallagher came to the United States 23 years ago and had spent that entire time in the Connellsville region. He retired from active business some time ago.
Surviving are seven sons and daughters as follows: Mrs. Mary ?, New Salem;
...all at home and Dominick, with the United States navy at Charleston, S.C. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Katherine Lokzie, of the Chicago State hospital, Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. Bessie Normanly, of Ireland, together with Dryan Gallagher, of Ireland.
A funeral mass was said this morning in the Immaculate Conception church, Connellsville, by Rev. Father Geible. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.
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GALLAGHER— Miss Jennie Watt Gallagher, aged 53 years, died at 2 AM, Tuesday, December 22, 1903, of general paresis at the old Gallagher home two miles from Dawson in Lower Tyrone township. She was born in Philadelphia and came to Fayette county when quite young. She was a daughter of the late John Gallagher, one of the best known citizens of Lower Tyrone township and was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lower Tyrone township. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Maggie G. Thomas, William, John, Lower Tyrone, and Dr. G. W. Gallagher, New Haven. Funeral today at 10 AM from the home with services by Rev. Hanan. Interment in Cochran cemetery.
GALLAGHER— January 1st, JOHN GALLAGHER, Sr., in the 85th year of his age. Deceased lived during his whole life, with the exception of almost three years on the farm near Uniontown, Pa., which his father and himself had reclaimed from its primitive forest and the dominion of the red man, respected for his integrity and upright life. Of a strong will and mind unimpaired up to the moment of his dissolution, he passed away in the arms of an affectionate wife and children, so peacefully, so quietly that the icy embrace of Death could scarcely be distinguished from the wooings of a gentle slumber.
John Gallagher was shot and killed by George Frederick at the Stewart Iron Company’s works near Uniontown on Saturday night. The shooting occurred in Frederick’s shanty. The latter says he acted in self-defense.
Gallagher was in Uniontown on Saturday and got intoxicated. Late in the evening he started home. When he came to Frederick’s house he tried to get in, thinking it was the house of John King, who was a friend of his living near Frederick. Frederick says Gallagher first rapped on the window and demanded admittance, which was refused. He then went around to the kitchen door and broke in. Frederick ordered the intruder out, but he stoutly refused and they got into a scuffle, which resulted in Frederick being thrown against the stove. He says he was afraid of Gallagher and ran for his old musket. Gallagher followed him and was about to attack him when he leveled the gun. Gallagher grabbed the weapon and tried to get it. As he did so Frederick fired, the load going into the groin of his adversary.
Three other men happened along about that time and Frederick told them what had happened. They met Coroner P. F. Smith, who was returning from Lemont, and together they went to Frederick’s shanty. Gallagher died shortly after they arrived.
Frederick was arrested and committed to jail at Uniontown. Gallagher was married, and was employed at the Youngstown coke works.
Article includes other cases handled in the March court. Portion of interest is included in paragraph 6
George Frederick of Cool Spring Hollow, who shot and killed John Gallagher on February 8th, was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon and was acquitted yesterday. The verdict was expected. All testimony went to show that Frederick shot in self defense. Gallagher was drunk when he came to defendant’s house and quarreled with him. During a struggle the two men got hold of a shotgun. Gallagher swore he would kill Frederick and later pulled the trigger, the contents entering Gallagher’s groin. He died in a couple hours.
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GALLAGHER—At his home in Lower Tyrone township, Thursday, September 7th, 1899, of kidney trouble, John Gallagher, Sr., aged 87 years. He was born in Reymelton, Ireland. In 1812 he came to this country in 1813 and located in Philadelphia, where he married Sarah Watt. To them were born eight children, three girls and five boys. Of these, six survive their parents, Thomas, Jennie, William, John and Maggie, near the old home and Dr. G. W. Gallagher of New Haven. From Philadelphia the senior Gallagher came to Dunbar and managed the former store then owned by John Watt, his brother-in-law. From Dunbar he moved to Allegheny county where he engaged a farming. In 1859 he moved to his present farm in Lower Tyrone township and had lived there continuously for 10 years. His fatal illness was of short duration as he was sick but two days. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. As long as he could speak, he rejoiced that the end of life was so near. He spoke of the friends awaiting him and longed to be with them. His mind remained clear and function unimpaired until the last moment. He is survived by one sister aged 90 years.
John GALLAGHER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Funeral services wee held this morning at Mt. Carmel, Pa., for John Gallagher, former resident of the city, who had been living at Muce for the last year. Mr. Gallagher met with an accident which caused his death, details of which were not received here.
News of his death will be received with regret by a wide circle of friends.
(Standard Nov 30, 1934)
John Joseph Gallagher, Jr., 40, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1995, of cancer, after a lingering illness. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Briscar Gallagher, formerly of Lemont Furnace, now of Fayetteville, N.C.; his father, John J. Gallagher Sr. of Pennsylvania; a brother, Stephen Gallagher, at home in Fayetteville, N.C., and three sisters, Ann Matthews, Judith Soto and Catherine Guy, all of Fayetteville, N.C. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fayetteville, N.C., today at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Cumberland Memorial Cemetery, Fayetteville, N.C.
John M. Gallagher died near Ford City yesterday of pneumonia after a brief illness, aged 46 years. He was a member of The Courier editorial staff in the early days of its career, and was well known to the older citizens of Connellsville as “Jack” Gallagher. In his later years he forsook journalism and was engaged in the management of industrial enterprises, being for a time Superintendent of Leisenring No. 3 coke plant. He was developing on his own account a timber tract near Dubois when he contracted pneumonia through exposure. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, Alex Eicher, Jr., of Greensburg.
County Engineer J. B. Hogg was at Point Marion yesterday inspecting the damage done to the bridge at that point by Sunday’s accident. He says that a delay of but four or five days is likely to be encountered. Five pieces of iron fell into the river but they were massive things and not likely to be twisted by the fall.
The body of Joseph Gallagher, the one man killed in the accident, was removed from the river yesterday. Clifton Carr and Morris Thropp, who were injured are doing nicely.
POINT MARION, Dec. 21—By a collapse of false work and portion of the steel structure of the new Point Marion bridge spanning the Cheat river yesterday afternoon one man was killed, two painfully hurt and five others given an icy bath in the cold waters of the stream.
JOSEPH GALLAGHER, aged 22, single, of Vincent, O.; structural iron worker; caught in mass of timbers and steel and drowned, body located, but cannot be extricated without services of diver.
CLINTON CARR, aged 21, single, of Frankfort, Ky.;
structural worker; right arm and wrist mangled by timbers; attended by Dr.
L. N. Burchinal and sent to his boarding house.
MORRIS THROPP, aged 32, married, of Pittsburg; structural worker; leg bruised; attended by Dr. L. N. Burchinal and taken home.
Jeff Cariton, W. M. Frazer, Ed Ramsey, Martin Colpman, James Freehan.
In some manner the base of the false work erected during the construction of the last span of the bridge weakened and gave way, carrying with it a portion of the iron structure and an elevator. Several workmen were on the structure when it gave way and were plunged dozens of feet into the waters below. In all 19 men were at work yesterday but only eight of them occupied the portion which gave way. Superintendent William English was on the scene and immediately after the crash, martialed his other workmen in a rescuing force and saved all but Gallagher. He was running the crane and became entangled in the debris. His body was soon located but it was impossible to extricate it from its position in the river.
Carr was most se4riously injured of those who were rescued. His arms were crushed by timbers but he managed to reach the surface and was immediately hauled into a waiting boat. The others were not badly hurt.
Supervisor B. F. Hanna of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad was standing on the bank with Mrs. Hanna, William Laughrey, Frank Sadler and several other men of the party promptly ran down the bank and started out to midstream. They succeeded in hauling several of the men ashore.
An expert diver was sent for from Pittsburg and he will extricate Gallagher’s body from its watery grave. The diver will also be retained to assist in clearing away the debris which blocks a portion of the river. The accident it is said, will delay but not seriously handicap work on the structure, which is being rushed forward to completion.
Lydia Evans Gallagher
White, female, married
Cause of death–pneumonia sick 2 weeks
Died–7 January 1896
Mary C. GALLAGHER died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)
MARY C. GALLAGHER
Mrs. Mary C. Gallagher, aged 71, died January 12, 1933 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lela C. Whetzel, Orlando Florida, from a complication of diseases. She leaves in addition to her daughter a son, Homer J. Daugherty of Smithfield and a granddaughter, Mrs. Effie D. Moats of Smithfield. Mrs. Gallagher was a life long resident of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be held in Orlando Saturday afternoon.
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Mary E. Gallagher, daughter of John and Jane Gallagher, of Evans Station, died November 30, 1925, at the home of her parents. Mary was 20 months old. She is survived by two brothers, John and Charles, and one sister, Dorothy. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Percy cemetery.
Stricken with pneumonia last Saturday, Samuel Gallagher, Jr., aged one year, died Sunday evening at 6:50 at the Gallagher home in 35 Winona street. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Second M. P. church with interment in Park Place cemetery.
Thomas Gallagher, a well know resident of Lower Tyrone township, and a brother of Dr. G. W. Gallagher of the West Side, Connellsville and John and William Gallagher of Lower Tyrone was struck and instantly killed on the outskirts of Dawson by train No. 6 on the Baltimore & Ohio rail road Sunday morning. Gallagher was on his way to services at the Methodist Episcopal Church when he was killed.
Train No. 6, some distance below Dawson, on account of a landslide had crossed over from the eastbound to the westbound track. Gallagher, as was his custom was walking on this track toward Dawson and being deaf, did not hear the train approach. He was hurled to one side of the track by the big engine and was dead when picked up. Dr. H. J. Bell, happened to be in the vicinity at the time and had the body removed to Parkhill’s undertaking parlors.
The funeral was held from the home of William Gallagher where the deceased made his home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. H. M. Callahan will have charge of the services. Deceased was 63 years old. He was single and had lived all his life in Lower Tyrone township.
Deceased on his visits to Connellsville never failed to pay a visit to The Courier office. Three or four times a year he dropped in at the office and spent an hour or two in the composing room.
William Gallagher, 70 years old, died at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home on First street. Mr. Gallagher was born in Dunbar Township, June 26, 1869, and had lived in and about Dunbar practically his entire life. He had been retired from active work since 1920. He is survived by two sisters, Misses Anna and Bridget Gallagher both at home. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. William Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar, officiating. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Monk of Connellsville.
Stricken last Friday morning at 11 o’clock with a heart affection from which he had suffered from many years, William Bryson Gallagher, aged 45, one of Uniontown’s well known and highly respected citizens, died Monday afternoon, march 19, 1928, at 4 o’clock at his home in 32 West Craig street. The heart trouble was further complicated by pneumonia with hastened death.
Mr. Gallagher was in Hopwood, Friday, in the line of duty for the Fayette County Gas company, when he became faint. He phoned the company office and was taken home and put to bed. A short time later pneumonia developed and death ended a career of which any man could justly be proud. For 18 years the teacher of the Gallagher Sunday school class, Mr. Gallagher gave many of the young men of Uniontown a right start in life. As he saw them grow from mere boys into men he never lost interest in their spiritual welfare and was dearly beloved by all who keenly felt the shock of his death. He delighted in calling his Sunday school pupils of the past or present “my boys.”
Born in the vicinity of Dawson, Mr. Gallagher spent many years in Point Marion before coming to Uniontown in 1913. He engaged in varied occupations here but since October 1, 1919 had been affiliated with the Fayette County Gas company where as in his other work he had been a most faithful and trusted employee. Mr. Gallagher attended Grove City College but was forced to give up his studies on account of illness. Later he taught school in Fayette County and then became engaged in mercantile affairs, having at one time been employed by the Craig Wholesale company. He was married to Bertie Barr, a Point Marion girl. To this union were born five children, one of which is deceased. The surviving children are: Carl H., Howard, Donald and Mary, all at home. The widow also survives.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. E. S. Hawkins of the Methodist Protestant church, of which Mr. Gallagher had been in faithful and conscientious member for years, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Gallagher home. Interment in Sylvan Heights cemetery. Short funeral services will be held in the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by additional services in the First Methodist Protestant church, of which Mr. Gallagher was a member, at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. E. S Hawkins, pastor of the church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery.
William W. Gallagher, 64 years old, one of the best known residents of Lower Tyrone township, died last night at his home following a third attack of pneumonia, his late illness dating back to a week ago. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Deceased was a staunch Prohibitionist and was a lifelong member of the Tyrone Presbyterian Church. He is survived by three children, John K. Gallagher, of Detroit, Mich.; William B. Gallagher, of Uniontown; Elmer W. Gallagher, at home, and two brothers, Dr. G. W. Gallagher of the West Side, and John Gallagher, who resides on the adjoining farm of the deceased. His wife died five years ago.
DIED— On the 21st ultimo, at his residence in LaSalle county, Illinois, Mr. George Gallaher, aged 75 years, formerly of Redstone township, Fayette county Penna.
Susannah Schultz GALLATIN died in 1921. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)
The Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois
Published April 19, 1921
DEATH OF MRS. GALLATIN
Long Point Woman Passed Away Sunday at Daughter's Home.
Mrs. John Gallatin, of Long Point, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Coleman, of that village, at 4:30 Sunday evening, after a paralytic stroke a week ago.
Susannah Schultz was born in Fayette county, Pa., August 22, 1842. She was united in marriage to William Leichliter in Fayette county, in 1862.
Unto this union twelve children were born, five of whom are living --Jacob L. Leichliter, Joseph E. and James S., all of whom reside in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Mattie Pritts, in Clevelan, O., and Mrs. Kate Coleman, of Long Point, Ill. There are also one brother and one sister surviving--Peter Schultz and Mrs. Kate Butler, of Pennsylvania. Her husband died March 18, 1891, and she was united in marriage a sceond time to John Gallatin on March 18, 1899.
Mrs. Gallatin came to Long Point ten years ago and had resided with her daughter up until the time of her death. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian church in Long Point, with interment in the Long Point cemetery.
Betty I. Gallentine of Normalville, Star Route, died Tuesday, April 26, 1994. Friends will be received today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Rt. 711, Melcroft, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m., with Rev. John Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.
Elizabeth Miner Long GALLENTINE died in 1911. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
GALLENTINE, MRS. ELIZABETH MINER, LONG
MRS. GALLENTINE IS CALLED BY GRIM REAPER
Aged Resident of Springfield Township Survived by Three Children, One of Connellsville.
Mrs. Elizabeth MINER LONG GALLENTINE died early today at the home of her son-in-law, John PRITTS, near Normalville. She was 74 years of age. Mrs. GALLENTINE was born in Somerset county and spent the greater part of her life in that section. She was first married to George LONG of Somerset, by whom she bore three children, Mrs. John PRITTS of Normalville, Mrs. John R. KOOSER of Wellsville, O., and William J. LONG of Connellsville. They alone survive her.
Following the death of her first husband, she married James M. GALLENTINE, who died three years ago. Mrs. GALLENTINE will be buried in the United Brethren cemetery beside the graves of her two husbands.
Courier Sat. 12-2-1911
Harold Gallentine of Normalville died early today, April 28, 1994. Arrangements, under the direction of the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711 at Melcroft, will be announced when complete.
James M. Gallentine, 81, of Beaver Falls, formerly of Uniontown, died Monday, May 8, 1995, in his residence. Surviving are seven sons, James D. Gallentine of Dumfried, Va.; Jack D. Gallentine, Bary D. Gallentine, Bradley D. Gallentine and David B. Gallentine, all of Jackson, Miss., and Timothy and Douglas K. Gallentine, both of Beaver Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Jayne) Slovak of Beaver Falls and Mrs. Alan (Janice) Heffner of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; two brothers, Robert and Roger Gallentine, both of Beaver Falls; five sisters, Ortella G. Miller of Connellsville, Mary Hewitt of Beaver Falls, Audrey Gallen- … remainder of article is missing
Jason G. Gallentine, 21, of 501 Fifth St., Mather, died Saturday in Washington Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Darlene Henard Gallentine of Mather; maternal grandfather, LaVerne Henard of Jefferson; paternal grandmother, Mildred Toland Gallentine Harn of Mather; two aunts, Linda Ankney of Mather and Karen Sabo Krueger of Oakland, Calif.; and two uncles, James Gallentine of Mather and Butch Henard of Core, W.Va. A memorial service will be held on Monday, march 20, at 11 a.m. in Jefferson Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–May 8, 1973
Died—–March 18, 1995
Lloyd F. Gallentine, 88, of 2112 Second St., South Connellsville, died at 3 p.m. Friday in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he had been admitted at 7 p.m. Wednesday. He was born Sept. 28, 1880, in Normalville, a son of the late William and Harriet Nielow Gallentine. He was a lifelong resident of South Connellsville. He attended the State Teachers Normal School at Normalville, and was employed by the America Water Works in South Connellsville in 1902, and in 1912 transferred to the West Penn Power Company, from where he retired in 1946. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Etta Hiltabidel Gallentine; two sons, Orval G. Gallentine of Connellsville and Robert D. Gallentine of Mount Pleasant; seven daughters, Miss Thelma Gallentine, at home; Mrs. Ralph (Kathryn) Miller of South Connellsville, Mrs. Frank (Dorothea) Craft, Mrs. Roy (Wilda) Geary and Mrs. Jesse (Mildred) Eicher of Connellsville, Mrs. Beula Erwin of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Thomas (Louise) Curry of Glen Burnie, Md.; 24 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Cornelius (Alverda) Fabian of South Connellsville, Mrs. Mollie Conn of Connellsville, and Mrs. Bertha Satterfield of St. Mary’s W. Va.; and a brother, William Gallentine of Greensburg. He was predeceased by a daughter, Irene Gallentine, in 1963, and a son, William Gallentine, on August 8, 1968.
GALLETINE— Lloyd F. Galletine, 88, of 2112 Second St., South Connellsville, died Jan. 3, 1969. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Lester Crum and the Rev. Dr. E. A. R. Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Normalville Cemetery.
Rachel Gallentine, two year old daughter of John Gallentine of Normalville, died at 12:30 o’clock (EST) Wednesday afternoon at Connellsville State Hospital. The child had been admitted to the Institution Tuesday.
Franklin M. GALLEY died in 1874. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)
From the Genius of Liberty dated Thursday February 5, 1874
GALLEY-Franklin M., son of Henry Galley, died of that fatal disease, consumption. On Friday, January 30th, 1874, aged 27years and six days.
Henry J. Galley, 73, of Vanderbilt, R.D. 1, died Monday at 1 a.m. at Jefferson Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born September 27, 1914 at Perryopolis, a son of the late Samuel and Maude Dunham Galley. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corporation, and a veteran of World War 11, serving with the U. S. Navy. He was a member of VFW Gold Star Post No. 7023 of Perryopolis and the First Christian Church of Perryopolis. Surviving are his wife, Leona Jones Galley; a son, Paul Galley of Black Lick; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Stipa of Alexandria, VA; a stepson Thomas Turner of Somerset; three grandchildren; a brother, Frank Galley of Uniontown, Ohio; and a sister, Miss Rebecca GALLEY of Glen Burnie, MD.
Isabel Gallatin GALLEY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)
ISABEL GALLATIN GALLEY
Mrs. Isabel Gallatin Galley, aged 79 years, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, may 20, 1931, at her late home in Perryopolis where she had resided for the last 23 years. She was the widow of Allen Galley, formerly a well known funeral director of Perryopolis, who died in November 1918.
Mrs. Galley was born at Dawson, the daughter of Samuel and Harriet Gallatin. She spent her entire life as a resident of Fayette county.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Page, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Howard Adams, Perryopolis; Miss Lena G. Galley, at home; three sons, Henry, Freeman and Samuel Galley at home. One sister, Mrs. Lucy F. Newmyer, of Pittsburgh also survives.
Mrs. Galley was a member of the Perryopolis Christian church and of the Women's Club, of Star Junction. She was most active in church, social and civic life of that district.
Funeral services will be solemnized at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, in the late residence. Burial will be private in Mt. Washington cemetery.
Death notice for Jonathan Galley appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 10 & 20, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.
Leona Galley, 87, of Acme, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. She was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Vanderbilt, the daughter of the late David and Lena Brown Jones. Leona spent her childhood on the family farm where she developed a love for gardening and flowers. During the war, she worked for a short period building bombs at Christy Park. After the war, Leona became a practical nurse and proudly worked at the Perish House in Perryopolis and Waddington's until she retired. During retirement, Leona enjoyed traveling with the Golden Agers. Leona will always be remembered by her family and friends for the love she had for her precious Boston Terriers. Leona is survived by one son, Thomas E. Turner and wife, Colleen, of Acme; one daughter, Nancy Stipa and husband, Larry, of Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren, Thomas (Tina) Turner Jr., Tennille (Kevin) Komar and John (Melissa) Stipa; and nine great-grandchildren, Toni, Tatum, Jack, Ashley, Ally, Jarrod, Carter, Braydon and Noah. In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Galley; as well one brother and one sister. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, the hour of service, in the BLAIR- LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, with Pastor Bonnie King officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. The Galley family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Guardian Angels Personal Care Home for their heartfelt love and attention Leona received while under their care.
Marie Louise Galley, 98, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by two sons, William R. Galley and Raymond A. Galley of Brentwood; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Mercedes L.) Puskar of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Galone-Caruso’s, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Notes from Social Security Death Index:
Born–August 3, 1898
Died–February 23, 1997
Mrs. Maude Galley, 82, of Perryopolis, died at 8:30 a.m. today in her home. She was a member of the Perryopolis Christian Church and its Missionary Society. Surviving are three sons, Allen and Henry of Perryopolis and Frank of Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Miss Rebecca of Glenn Dale, Md.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Scott Dunham of Star Junction and Howard Dunham of Mather, and three sisters, Mrs. Ada Lammie and Miss Dora Dunham of Star Junction and Mrs. Ethel Bowden of Warren, Ohio. The body will be at the Blair funeral home at Perryopolis after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. V. K. Vose officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.
GALLIK, MICHAEL T. JR. — Age 48 years of Oliver, Pa., died Tuesday, December 27, 1977 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born September 12, 1929 the son of the late Michael and Susanna Gallik. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church and a Korean Veteran. He was formerly employed with the Seller Excavating. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Olesku Gallik and a sister, Veronica Gallik of Oliver No. 1; three brothers, Joseph of Uniontown, Andrew of Baltimore, Md., and William of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. today from 7 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9:15 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. Fabian G. Oris as celebrant. Interment in the Church Cemetery. Parish Rosary will be held today at 7 p.m.
Michael J. "Micky" Gallis, 90, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on December 17, 1914, in Youngstown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Joseph and Anna (Gusie) Gallis. His parents, six brothers, Joe, George, John, Lawrence, Frank, and Steve Gallis, and a sister, Mary Gallis Ross preceded him in death. Mr. Gallis was a member of Saint Mary's Nativity Roman Catholic Church, and had attended North Union High School. He proudly served his country during World War II with the United States Army Air Force stationed in Paris, France. In 1976, he retired from General Motors Corporation, Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio. He was a Knight of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus Council 1275, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, North Union Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8543, George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 423, Hopwood, and American Legion Post 51. A talented baseball player and athlete, he was a pitcher for the Utica Professional Baseball Club, N.Y. in the summer of 1941. In 1973 he was elected into the Big 10 Fayette County Hall of Fame.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 49 years, Betty J. (Bierer) Gallis; two step-sons: John Rockwell of Los Angeles, Calif., and Richard A. Marino of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren: Christopher and Jennifer Marino of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a sister, Ann (Gallis) Horvath of West Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa.; a brother, Anthony M. "Tony" Gallis and wife, Judith of Uniontown, Pa.; and many dear nieces and nephews loved by all.
Friends will be received - the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, November 18, 2005, until 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Nativity Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will be held in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 47. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Nativity Roman Catholic Church, 61 North Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., 15401; or your favorite charity.
Christina Gallo, 83, of Mt. Morris R.D. 1, died Thursday, June 15, 1995, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Taft of Smithfield R.D. 1, Mrs. Stephen (Rose) Nyiri of Bethel Park, Pa., and Mrs. Samuel (Catherine) Mangan of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lee) Miller of Bethel Park, Pa., and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Kohlmyer of Bridgeville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Rt. 19, Mt. Morris, today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10:15 a.m., the hour of service.
Mrs. A. K. Galloway, wife of the general superintendant of the motive power department of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad Company and a sister of J. G. Collinson of 509 East Davidson avenue, division engineer for the company, died Sunday night at Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore, Md. The funeral services will be held in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon after which the body will be shipped to St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, for burial.
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On Wednesday, February 27, 1861, at the residence of her son, in Washington township, Fayette county, Pa., Mrs. ANN T. GALLOWAY, in the 80th year of her age. The deceased had been a consistent and devoted member of the Presbyterian Church for sixty years, her walk in life had been that of a Christian – her end that of __ace in believing, with a joyful hope of that __ beyond the grave “that remaineth for ___ of God. - Patriot
Jessie A. Galloway, wife of Ivan Galloway, of Elizabeth, Pa. Burial at Flatwoods cemetery.
Joseph Galloway of Fayette City.
Louella GALLOWAY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Miss Louella Galloway, aged 52, died Saturday, July 31, 1937, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Curtis Liston, 48 Devan avenue, Uniontown, after a long illness. She is survived by only one sister, Mrs. Liston. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home here in charge of the Rev. H. H. Will. Additional rites will be held in Trinity Lutheran church, Latrobe. Burial will be in the cemetery at Unity.
Lydia A. Laub Galloway, wife of John M. Galloway, of Hudson, W. Va. Several of their children reside in Fayette Co.
Mrs. Nellie Galloway died Friday at the Morgantown Hospital from a bullet wound in her back inflicted December 21. Mrs. Galloway is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McLaughlin of Dunbar and is said to have been separated from her husband, who is a glassworker. She had gone to a Star City hotel, occupying a room with another woman, Edna Layhew, said to be from Uniontown. A revolver is alleged to have been discharged during a quarrel in an adjoining room and the bullet pierced the wall and struck Mrs. Galloway. According to news from Morgantown several arrests have been made. The body of Mrs. Galloway was brought to Dunbar yesterday and removed to the McLaughlin home from which place the funeral took place this afternoon. Interment at Percy. The husband accompanied the body.
Mrs. Maria Galmish, aged 52 years, of Orient, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday morning, January 10, 1928, at 2:30 o’clock. She is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Mary G. Galmish, 85, of 436 North St., N.W., Warren, Ohio, and formerly of Herbert and Uniontown, Pa., died Friday in Community Skilled Nursing Centre, Warren, Ohio. She is survived by two brothers, Charles Galmish and Albert Galmish both of Warren, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Margaret Galmish Binko) Fetsko of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Patrick (Ann Galmish Serafini) Codella of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth Galmish) Droy of Taylor, Mich. Friends will be received at the Staton-Gillen-Larkins Funeral Home, 962 North Road, N.E., Warren, Ohio, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m. Interment will be in Cortland, Ohio.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–September 8, 1910
Died—–October 13, 1995
Samuel J. (Joe Long) Galterio, Jr., age 66, of Fairbank, Pa., died Wednesday, April 26, 1995, in Mercy Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Alice Weekley Galterio,; six children, Cindy, Susan and Samantha Galterio of Fairbank, Pa., Julie Repa of Carmichaels, Pa., George Nash of South Carolina and Kirby Nash of Fairbank, Pa.; four grandchildren; one brother, Charles William Galterio of Uniontown; and two nieces. Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Saturday, April 29, 1995, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of service.
June Louise (Huston) Galuardi, 83 of Potomac Maryland passed away July 28, 2012, at the Casey House Hospice after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Galuardi was born in Brownsville, Pa., in 1928 to Smith Huston and Christina (Williams) Huston. After graduating Brownsville High School, she was employed as a telephone operator and later moved to Washington D. C. as an operator serving the White House. Mrs Galuardi is survived by her husband John (Jack) Galuardi; three sons: John Jr., and Mary with grandchildren Mary (MEG) and John Daniel (JD), Brian and Laurie with grandchildren Katie and Thomas Chatfield, Michael, Christopher and Judi with grandchildren Trevor, Cody and Jessica. She is also survived by sisters Jean Bright, Sheila Swords and brother Robert Huston and many nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania. Mrs Galuardi was active in community affairs like Garden Clubs and the Women’s Republican Party Affairs. She enjoyed traveling and visited Italy, England, Poland and other Eastern countries and her relatives in Northern Ireland. Friends will be received at PUMPREY’S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Saturday, August 4, at 10 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice Society, Casey House, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850. Please view and sign family guestbook at www.pumphrey-funeralhome.com
At least five lives were sacrificed in the speed mania at Uniontown’s new Speedway during the first week of its operation, and the toll may grow. Following the tragedy earlier in the week in which two Pittsburg youths were killed trying out their car, the inaugural meeting on Saturday was marred by an accident which cost the lives of Hughie Hughes, one of the best known drivers in the country, Gaston Weigle, a mechanician, and probably fatally hurt, Frank Galvin, another driver, besides injuring a number of spectators. Galvin died at noon today.
The succession of fatalities has aroused sentiment against holding such exhibitions in the name of sport. That this sentiment is not confined to the spectators is indicated by the fact that J. C. Hoskins, millionaire patron of the racing game, has definitely announced that he will sell his machine and retire. He entered the game a few years ago “for the sport of it,” but the kind of sport he saw at Uniontown, “sport” which cost the life of his driver, has disgusted him. It is predicted that a serious effort will be made to have the Pennsylvania Legislature enact a measure prohibiting such exhibitions within the state, and that the long arm of the law may check reckless waste of life for financial gain, even though the promoters of such enterprise plan its continuance. There was some speculation in Uniontown today as to the possibility of damage suits against the speedway association. The opinion prevails that none will be brought. Virtually all of the spectators who were hurt had entered on passes and were obliged to sign a release for damages. Whether such releases would hold is a delicate question of law. As the result of a comparatively recent race tragedy in California suits have been brought against the county in which the event was held, it having been staged on a public highway.
Spectators from Connellsville who saw the tragedy were agreed that little excitement followed it. So interested were the majority of the people in the stands and infield that few realized just what had happened. There was something of a flurry in the immediate vicinity of the scene, but there was no undue expression of either excitement or emotion.
Hughie Hughes, internationally famous racing driver, and Gaston Weigle, a mechanician, were killed. Frank Galvin, another driver, was fatally injured, and 14 persons were hurt at the new Uniontown speedway Saturday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock when Galvin’s Premier car, traveling about 100 miles an hour, swerved from the course and crashed into the press stand, 20 feet away. Hughes had just eliminated himself from the race, after leading most of the way, by running his car into the guardrail to avoid striking one of the other racers which had boxed him. He was standing at the side of the track telling J. C. Hoskins, owner of the car he had driven, how it happened when Galvin’s machine came along and in the twinkling of an eye overturned and crashed into the group of men nest to the press box.
HUGHIE HUGHES, aged 34; London, England.
GASTON WEIGLE, aged 28, of Indianapolis; mechanician for Frank Galvin; body crushed when auto turned over on it.
FRANK GALVIN, of Indianapolis; fractured skull, concussion of the brain, died in Uniontown hospital.,
CONSTABLE MONT. McCORMICK, Uniontown; right leg injured; not
serious; taken home.
RICHARD SPAVEN, 1122 North Euclid avenue, Pittsburg; compound fracture of the right leg.
ELMER PUTNAM, aged 31, Pittsburg street, Uniontown; fractured nose.
L. H. CONGER, Akren, O.; fractured thigh.
J. J. DOUGHERTY, 3510 Fifth avenue, Pittsburg; right arm broken.
DANIEL W. ROSS, 36 South Rodgers avenue, Bellevue; nose fractured; hands cut.
RICHARD ADAMS, 314 Fifth avenue, New York; bruises about the arms, head and body and cuts about the head.
F. W. KELLY, Greensburg; head and shoulders bruised.
G. H. RUE, Point Marion; hand bruised.
JAMES W. WALL, Pittsburg; right hand hurt.
EDWARD F. KORDELL, New York City; bruised about the body.
DONALD REAMER, Uniontown, leg injured.
W. L. MEYERS, Philadelphia, lacerations of body.
Galvin was hurled clear of the machine. His mechanician, Gaston Weigle, was crushed beneath it as it overturned. The press box was demolished and a dozen newspaper men had miraculous escapes. Several of them were hurt, but none seriously.
Hughes had led in the race until the 62nd lap, when he was forced to stop at the pits for a new swheel. When he returned to the track, he attempted to pass the Pugh Special at the west turn. The Pugh skidded just as he came up with it and swerved directly in the path of Hughes’ car. To avoid a collision Hughes drove into the guard rail. He and his mechanician escaped unhurt, but they had eliminated themselves from the race. Hughes crossed the field to the starting point and was telling Mr. Hoskins and a group of other men what had happened when the Premier car overturned. His last act was a twitch of his wrist to warn Mr. Haskins of the oncoming racer. M. Worth Colwell, publicity director; Richard Adams, millionaire racing driver; Mont McCormick, Uniontown constable, and several others were in the group, but they managed to evade the machine.
Hughes and Weigle were killed instantly, their bodies being badly crushed. Frank Galvin was taken to the Uniontown hospital in a critical condition. He died at noon. Hughes’ body was shipped to Los Angeles, where his wife resides. Weigle and Galvin resided at Indianapolis.
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The body of Hughie Hughes, the racing driver killed at the Uniontown speedway on Saturday, was shipped from Uniontown to his former home in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. It was transferred from the Fairmont branch train to No. 15 at Connellsville. On the rough box were a wreath of flowers and a brown traveling bag, evidently Hughes’ own. A few of the racer’s friends went to the station to gaze upon the box that contained all that was mortal of him.
At Uniontown the deceased driver’s fellow drivers and mechanicians bore the casket from the morgue to the railroad station. The pallbearers were Art Klien, Barny Newgard, Louis Fountaine, Russell Burns and Milt McBride. Acting as an escort were others interested in the Speedway races.
The body of Frank Galvin, who died about noon yesterday from injuries he suffered when his machine overturned on Saturday, will be taken to the home of relatives at New Milford, Conn. His parents are expected to arrive in Uniontown today to claim the body. The remains of Gaston Weigle, Galvin’s mechanician, will be taken to his home in Indianapolis. An inquest into the deaths of Hughes, Galvin and Weigle will be conducted by Coroner S. H. Baum on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Word has been received in McClellandtown by Leo Galvin of the death of his father, J. J. Galvin, Thursday evening, April 2, 1925, at his home in Jersey City, N. J. No details were received of the cause of the elder Galvin’s death.
John Galvin, of Leith, died in a railroad accident.
Mrs. Mary Galvin, aged 60, died Saturday morning at 1 o’clock at the home of her son, Thomas Galvin, of Brownfield, South Union township. She had been ill for several months from a complication of diseases. She is survived by three children, Thomas, of Brownfield; John, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Henry LaClair of Uniontown. Funeral services were conducted this morning with requiem high mass in St. John’s church at nine o’clock. Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Kay Albert GAMBLE died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)
Name: Kay Albert Gamble
Death date: March 10, 1930
Place of death: South Huntington twp near Smithton
Survivors: two brothers and one sister
Funeral Services: March 12, 1930 at 2 o'clock
Burial: West Newton Cemetery
Source: Monessen Daily Independent March 12, 1930
Stanley Edward Gamon, 80, of Shoaf, died suddenly Thursday, March 23, 1995 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Buffington, Pa., son of the late John and Rozalia Krol Gamon. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by four brothers, John, Joseph, Frank and Albert Gamon. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary M. Marovich Gamon; a son, Jerome L. Gamon and his wife, Marilyn of Warren, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary) Pavlus of Rocky River, Ohio and Mrs. Ted (Ann) Kret of Footedale, Pa.; and three brothers, Walter Gamon of Cardale and Edward Gamon and Anthony Gamon, both of Cleveland, Ohio. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA Local 1248 Maple Creek and a member of St. Helen’s R.C. Church of Shoaf. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, Fairchance, on Sunday, March 26, 1995, from 1 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 10 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Anthony Wozniak as celebrant. Additional arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Agnes GANCHECK died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(39)
Agnes Gancheck, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Gancheck, House 105, Orient, died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 9, 1937, following a two days' illness of spinal meningitis.
Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters and three brothers, all at home.
Private funeral services will be conducted at the grave in St. Mary's R. C. cemetery, Cardale, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, by Rev. Fr. Joseph Forysiak.
(Herald May 10, 1937)
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Formerly of Dunbar and Connellsville
Florence Baker Marietta Gangawere, 96, of Rio Rancho, N.M., formerly of Dunbar and Connellsville, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Sandia Springs Assisted Living Center. She was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Breakneck, the daughter of the late Freeman and Daisy (Geary) Baker. Upon graduating from Connellsville High School (class of 1932), she was employed as a bookkeeper by Davidson's Clothing Store in Connellsville. She married J. Donald Marietta, of Dunbar, in 1935. Together they owned and operated Marietta's Store in Dunbar until his death in 1964. She married Ivan Gangawere of Dunbar in 1967 and they continued operating Marietta's Store until her retirement in 1972, when they moved to Connellsville. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 247 of Connellsville, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Chapter 42 of Uniontown, Alpha-Y-Gradale of Connellsville, the Dunbar Presbyterian Church and, after her marriage to Ivan Gangawere, a member of the Franklin Methodist Church of Dunbar. Florence is survived by her son, Jack D. Marietta (Kay Meister), of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Donna Jean Marietta Hill (Paul), of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and stepdaughter, Lois Gangawere Sirney (Richard), of Crestview, Fla. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Donald Marietta, in 1964; and her second husband, Ivan Gangawere, in 1996. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Adams, Mildred Minerd and Helen Morris; a stepson, Dale Gangawere; and a grandson, Brian Hill. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Franklin Methodist Church in Dunbar. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Florence's name.
Ivan W. Gangaware, 84, of Connellsville, died Thursday October 17, 1996, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born March 18, 1912 in Dunbar, a son on the late Lloyd B. Gangaware and Nellie S. DeVan Gangaware. He was a member of Dunbar Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. He was retired from the Western Maryland Railroad. A member of the United Methodist men, the Comas Club, a 32 degree mason of the King Solomon Masonic Lodge 346, all of Connellsville, the Lodge of Perfection Consistory Council Chapter in Uniontown and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Syria Temple Valley of Pittsburgh and Uniontown. He is survived by his wife, Florence Marietta Gangaware, to whom he was married 29 years; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Donna Jean) Hill of Newburg, N. Y. and Mrs. Richard (Lois) Sirney of Denver, CO; one son, Mr. Jack Marietta of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Gangaware of Ellicott City, MD; one sister, Mrs. Carl (Loma) Pope of Dunbar. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada Miller; a son Dale Gangaware and a grandson Brian Hill. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
MISS GANGAWERE — Lloydella M. Gangawere of 132 Fairview Ave., Connellsville, formerly of Dunbar died Wednesday (23 Sept 1970) evening in Connellsville State Hospital. She was born at Dunbar, a daughter of the late Lloyd B. and Nellie Devan Gangawere. She was a retired school-teacher, having taught in the Dunbar Township schools for many years and was a member of the Central Methodist Church of Connellsville.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J.W. (Thelma) Spory of Davidsville and Mrs. Vera Jobes and Mrs. Carl (Loma) Pope, both of Dunbar and two brothers, Ivan of Dunbar, and Lloyd of Baltimore, MD. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Miss Katherine V. Gannon, 93, of Melcroft, formerly of Connellsville, died early today in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born Jan. 20, 1882, in Connellsville. She was a member of Immaculate Conception R. C. Church. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warden Meyers of Melcroft. Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Marie Stillwagon of Pittsburgh.
GANNON— Friends of Miss Katherine Gannon of Melcroft formerly of Connellsville, who died Monday, June 30, 1975, are being received at the Munk-Kucera Funeral home, 127 E. Fairview Ave., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Immaculate Conception parish will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.
Mrs. Catherine Ganoe, aged 81 years, five months, and 19 days, died Thursday evening, Sept. 1, 1921, at 10:20 o’clock from infirmities incident to age. Her sister, Mary Eberhart, with whom she had been making her home, died, last Monday evening at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Ganoe was formerly a native of Fairmont, W. Va.
The remains will be taken today to the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. Lyons, near Pt. Marion. She is survived by a brother, John, of Morris Cross Roads, and the following children: Mrs. A. Lyons, near Pt., Marion; Mrs. Emma Helmick, of Grays Landing; William Ganoe, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. Lizzie McCann, Carmichaels; Edward Ganoe, near Pt. Marion, and Mrs. Dora Lemon, Masontown.
Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church Saturday afternoon meeting at the home at 2 o’clock. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery. The Rev. LaRue will officiate.
GANOE— January 28, 1870, Lizzie and Jennie, children of George W. Ganoe, of Springhill township. They both died from Scarlet Fever. The former was two years and three months old, and the later one year and six days. Their deaths occurred only eight hours apart, and they were buried in the same grave.
Benedict GANS died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Ray J. Humbert of Fairchance received word Sunday that her brother Benedict Gans of Oakland, California, had died in the Highland Hospital there, Saturday afternoon, February 4, 1933, at 12 o'clock. Death was caused by pleural-pneumonia.
He was the son of the late John H. and Dorcas Goe Gans.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Wright Gans and four children: Marion Alice, Shirley, Elenore Francis and Dexter Ray Benedict. He also leaves in addition to Mrs. Ray Humbert of Fairchance a sister, Mrs. Bertha H. Nelson of Uniontown.
Funeral will be in Oakland, California.
(newspaper dated February 5, 1933)
Miss Catherine Herbert Gans, 23 years old, daughter of John L. Gans, managing editor of The Courier, and head of the home economics and general science deportments of Darlington seminary, West Chester, Pa., died Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock in the Chester county hospital of an infection developing from a coil on her upper lip.
Last Tuesday, after attempting to open the boil with a needle, Miss Gans’ roommate at West Chester suggested that she go to the hospital and have it treated. Following the treatment at the hospital Miss Gans wanted to return to her school work Tuesday evening but was permitted to spend the night at the hospital. The next morning her condition had become serious and from then on she continued to grow rapidly worse. The utmost was done for Miss Gans. She was attended by skilled physicians, among those called into consultation being members of the medical staff of the University of Pennsylvania, recognized specialists in the treatment of blood-poison. It was found impossible to check the progress of the infection, the source being too near the heart for successful treatment.
Miss Gans was born in Connellsville, September 13, 1897, a daughter of John L. and Jennie D. Frisbee Gans, and with the exception of the time she had spent away at school and one year the family resided in Uniontown, in 1907 and 1908, she spent all her life here. In 1915 she was graduated from the Connellsville high school, being one of the honor group of that body. The next year she entered Pennsylvania State college where she was graduated with the class of 1920, receiving the degree of bachelor of science in home economics. During the past winter she had been in charge of the home economics and general science departments of Darlington seminary at West Chester. She had been recently engaged by the school to return as head of the home economics department next year. Last Summer Miss Gans acted as a member of the staff at the girl’ department at Glen Mills school, Delaware county.
An unusually sad fact connected with her death is that Miss Gans’ engagement to Charles W. Griffith of Republic, whom she met while a student at State college, was to have been announced during the summer. Mr. Griffith, a student in the University of Pennsylvania medical department during the past year, was summoned to the bedside on Friday and he and her mother and Miss Margaret McCleay, a sister teacher, who was also present at the time of her death, were the only ones that she recognized during the last moments of her life. Her father started for West Chester Saturday morning but did not arrive until several hours following his daughter’s death.
Miss Gans was a member of the Christian church since early girlhood and was also a charter member of the Woman’s Auxiliary Unit of Milton L. Bishop Post, The America Legion. The death of Miss Gans occurred within two weeks to the day of the second anniversary of the marriage of her sister, Mrs. J. Orvis Keller, at which she was an attendant and on the day her sister’s baby became five months old. Hr happy disposition made her a favorite of many persons whose friendship she valued and which was enduring. She never brought anything but sunshine into the lives of people she knew. Her work among, and sympathetic interest in, the young girls in her classes at Darlington seminary won for her the endearing title of “The School Mother.” Among her intimates, everywhere she was known as “Kit”, which was always appreciated as a designation of affection and endearment.
In addition to her parents, Miss Gans is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lyons Gans, wife of J. Orvia Keller, of Ames, Ia., and Miss Jane Frisbee Gans, who has been attending high school at Ames, Ia., during the past year, and who received her diploma before leaving for home to attend her sister’s funeral, and two brothers, Fred W. Gans, a junior at Pennsylvania State3 college, and John L. Gans, Jr., at home. A brother, John D. Frisbee Gans, died in infancy in 1891. Miss Gans was a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John D. Frisbee of Connellsville.
During the brief illness of her daughter, Mrs. Gans received every possible assistance and comfort from two persons, formerly well known in Connellsville, who reside in the vicinity of West Chester—Mrs. H. L. Knapp, a cousin of Mrs. Gans, living at Norwood, and Mrs. H. M. McLennan, who was formerly Miss Ethel Gutlieus, and by Prof, F. P. Bye of Darlington seminary.
The body, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Gans and Mr. Griffith, was brought to Connellsville, Sunday night and was removed by Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell to the family residence at Washington avenue and Race street. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the family home, with Rev. George Walker Buckner, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. The interment will be made in Hill Grove cemetery. Mrs. Keller and baby and Miss Jane Gans arrived from Iowa this morning and Miss Gertrude Wilson arrived this afternoon from Harrisburg.
Death notice for Dr. D. L. Gans, of Sparta, Ohio, formerly of Fayette Countyappeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 31, 1900. Complete text is not currently available.
Mrs. Daisy L. Sampson Gans, wife of E. A. Gans of this city, died Friday morning, June 18, 1926, at 8:50 o’clock. She was aged 44 years, 10 months and 29 days. Mrs. Gans was born in Newark, N. Y., July 19, 1881. She was united in marriage to E. A. Gans at Turtle Creek, Pa., on April 5, 1902. Mr. and Mrs. Gans lived in Turtle Creek until 1905 at which time they moved to this city and have remained here from that time. To this union were born the following children: Gordon and Robert Gans, Mrs. G. R. Kelley, Helen, Mildred, Esther and Betty Jene Gans, all at home, who with her husband survive. She is also survived by the following brother and sister, George A. Sampson of Collier, Pa., and Mrs. J. M. Wightman of Pittsburgh, Pa. There is also one grandson, William Kelley, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Kelley. Mrs. Gans was a member of the First Brethren church. During her life, until ill health forbade, she was actively engaged in the work of the church, teaching in the Sabbath school and working in the W.M.S. Funeral services will be conducted in the Tent church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Dyoll Belcis of Johnstown, Pa., who was her former pastor, officiating. A short prayer service will also be conducted at the home at 1:30 before going to the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Death notice for David Gans, of Philadelphia, formerly of Nicholson Township appeared in the The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 12, 1924. Complete text is not currently available.
Mrs. Dorcas G. Gans, aged 80 years, 9 months and 5 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clark Nelson of 35 John street, Sunday morning, December 8, 1929, at 1:30 o’clock after a lingering illness. In addition to Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Gans is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ray Humbert of Fairchance; two sons, Benedict of Oakland, Cal., and Colvin G. Gans of Collier; three sisters, Miss Eva Catherine Goe of Uniontown, Mrs. Emma P. Moore of North Chili, N. Y., and Miss Irene Goe of Turtle Creek; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a member of the Christian church. Funeral services will be held in the Nelson home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Harry Humbert of Fairchance officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. H. McKinney of Uniontown. Burial will be in the Fairchance cemetery.
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Full name—– Dorcas Rebecca Colvin Goe Gans
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Gans, who died Thursday evening in Pittsburgh, will be held at her late home, 88 Lincoln street, on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. The body will arrive this morning on the B. and O. train due at 10:24 o’clock. Burial will be made at Oak Grove church, near Morris Cross Roads on Monday. The funeral party will leave here Monday on the 10:24 B. and O. to Point Marion and drive from there to the cemetery. Mrs. Gans went to Pittsburgh last Saturday for a visit with her sister, Miss Laura Goe, and was stricken with pneumonia on Tuesday. Had she lived until April 13 she would have been 81 years of age. She had been a member of the Christian church since she was 15 years old and exemplified Christianity in her beautiful character and kindly daily life. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Goe, of Jefferson township, this county, and the widow of Lebbeus B. Gans, who died almost 20 years ago. Shortly after his death she left the old home near Morris Cross Roads and has since made her home with her son, Harry B. Gans, in this city. On coming there she immediately became a member of the Central Christian church and her pastor, Rev. G. W. Watson, will conduct the funeral services. She is survived by the one sister, Miss Laura Goe, of Pittsburgh, two sons, Harry B. Gans, of Uniontown, and Dr. Robert A. Gans, of Greene county. Another son, William L. Gans, was killed in a street railway accident near Uniontown in 1915. The only daughter, Mrs. Katherine Morgan, wife of William H. Morgan, of Morgantown, W. Va., died several years ago leaving one daughter, Emily Josephine Morgan. There are several other grandchildren, Henry and James, sons of Harry B. Gans; and Hortense, Emily Rose, Robert Jr., John and Paul, the children of Dr. Gans.
Ephram GANS died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(67)
March 14, 1927, marks the passing of one of the outstanding pioneers in the history of Marion and Lucas counties. A character unobtrusive, but withal (sic) establishing indelible precepts in the moral development of the community in which he lived.
"Uncle Eph", as he was affectionately called, was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, Jan 15, 1836, the youngest son of Joseph and Barbara Gans. He was married in October, 1860 to Rachel Brownfield and to them were born six daughters and one son. All of the children survive with the exception of one daughter who died in infancy.
In 1863, Uncle Eph heard the call of the west and immigrated with his family to Fremont, Mahaska county, Iowa, and engaged in farming. It was there, in 1872, he embraced the Christian faith with which he has been steadfastly associated until his death. In 1876 he moved to Lucas county going from there to Marion county where his residence has remained. In 1897 his helpmate passed beyond and since then his home has been for the most part with his son, Joseph B., near Purdy.
It is with a mingled feeling of admiration and respect that we contemplate the life span of our beloved Uncle Eph. Born at a time when our country was in its embryonic stage, when the west was in Iowa or a little beyond and when the conveniences to which we are accustomed now would have been but a fantastic dream. We can but partly conceive the untold hardships and sacrifices he, as one of these sturdy pioneers, had to undergo. He was one of the few now living privileged to witness the complete evolution of agricultural methods from the days of the grain cradle until the present efficient grain binder. His life marks the greatest development in the history of our country.
Grandpa Gans was one of these rare characters, endowed with vigorous mental as well as physical facilities and retained them practically undimmed until the last.
Funeral services were conducted March 16, at the home of Rev. Warren Hile of Prairie City, formerly minister of the Belinda Christian church (sic) and a dear friend of the family. He very appropriately dwelt upon the contrast between (sic) the ever changing progress of our country in comparison to the steadfastness of the faith of Uncle Eph which had remained constant and undiminished for the period of fifty-five years.
Interment was made at the Newbern cemetery beside the wife who had preceded him nearly thirty years ago.
Five daughters, Mrs. Cora Litton, of Des Moines; Mrs. Ella Denison of Atlantic; Mrs. Inez Smith, of Lacona; Mrs. Agnes Smith, of Chariton; and one son, Joseph B., of Purdy, twenty- three grandchildren remain to mourn the departure of a loving and honored parent. Our community united, bow our heads and grieve for our mutual friend and neighbor, Ephram Gans.
Word has been received here of the death and burial of G. G. Gans, aged 75 years, former proprietor of the Exchange Hotel, Uniontown, who died at his home in Chattahoochee, Fla., after an illness of two years. Mr. Gans had lived in Florida for the last eight or nine years. He was married twice. His second wife survives him, together with three brothers: J. L. Gans of Morris Cross Roads, C. B. Gans of Pittsburgh, and T. R. Gans of Morris Cross Roads; two sons, Captain C. C. Gans, U. S. Army, Camp McPherson, Georgia, and W. C. Gans of 200 Morgantown street, Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. S. F. Hogsett of East Liberty, Mrs. Bessie L. Carter of Pittsburgh and Miss Maud Gans of Clarksburg, W. Va. Mr. Gans was born and raised at Morris Cross Roads. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gans.
Death notice for Mrs. George Gans, of Uniontown appeared in the The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 18 & 20, 1912. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Hannah A. Ache Gans, of Columbia, Maryland, formerly of Fayette County appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 27, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
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Maj. Henry B. Gans, Jr., 55, former Uniontown resident, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 1962, in a Johnstown hospital after an extended illness. A son of the late Henry B. and Harriet Brownfield Gans, he was employed as chemical engineer Johnstown Works, U. S. Steel Corp. Maj. Gans was a graduate of Lehigh University, Class of 1929. He retired July 2, 1960, after serving 25 years in the U. S. Army Reserves. During World War II, he was attached to the Army Chemical Corps. He later commanded the 781st Chemical Ball until forced to relinquish the command in July, 1957, due to illness. He was transferred to the 2380 Logistical Command from which he retired. Maj. Gans was a past president of the Conemaugh Valley Chapter, Reserve Officers Assn. and was past vice president of the Dept. of Pennsylvania Army. He held membership in Johnstown Masonic Lodge 538, F & AM; Allegheny Mountain Forest 127, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Westmont United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his widow, Agnes Kendall Gans, formerly of Fairchance; two daughters, Mary Harriet and Carolyn, at home. A brother, James, preceded him in death. Friends are being received in the Henderson Funeral Home, 215 Center St., Johnstown, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Sheldon Blair will officiate. Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, with graveside rites in charge of Rev. Rea S. Weigel, Fairchance Presbyterian Church. There will be graveside viewing. Military ritual will be conducted tonight at 8 by the Conemaugh Valley Chapter, Reserve Officers Assn.
Death notice for Mrs. J. U. Gans, of Gans Station appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 6, 1908. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for J. Uriah Gans, of Uniontown appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1909. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Jasper N. Gans, of Morris Crossroads appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 23, 1898. Complete text is not currently available.
Mrs. Jennie Frisbee Gans, 82 years old, a lifelong resident of Connellsville and a member of one of its early families, died at 8:35 o’clock this morning at her home at 202 East Washington avenue after a lingering illness. Mrs. Gans was born in Connellsville December 21, 1866, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Frisbee. She was the widow of John L. Gans, former editor of The Courier who died December 5, 1937. Mrs. Gans was a member of the First Christian Church and Philip Freeman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are four children, Mrs. J. O. Keller of State College, Mrs. William J. Brennen at home, John L. Gans of Memphis, Tenn., and Fred W. Gans at Trenton, N. J. There are nine grandchildren. She was a sister of Fred L. Frisbee of Connellsville and Mrs. Allen B. Walker of Laguna Beach, Cal. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev. Merrill L. Cadwell, former pastor, and Rev. Ashley G. Booth, pastor. Private burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Death notice for John D. Gans, of Chadville, Georges Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 14, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for John F. Gans, of New Geneva, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 6, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.
John H. Gans, aged 77 years, died at his home in Georges township, near Collier, Thursday morning, January 13, 1927, at 5:45 o’clock, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorcas Goe Gans; four children, Bertha H. Nelson, Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs. Alice G. Humbert, Fairchance, Pa.; Benedict Gans, Berkeley, California, and Colvin G. Gans at home; also six grandchildren. Alpheus and Lawrence Gans, sons, preceded him in death. He is also survived by the following brothers, G. G. Gans, Florida; Charles Gans, Wilkinsburg; Joseph and Thomas Gans of Morris Cross Roads, Springhill township. Mr. Gans was born in Georges township November 16, 1849. He was a son of Alpheus W. and Corinda Heaton Gans. He will be buried from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice G. Humbert, No. 2 Church street, Fairchance, Pa. The main services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock followed by short services at the Oak Grove church at Morris Cross Roads where burial will be made.
Death notice for John Hackney Gans, of North Union Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 28, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.
Developing bronchial pneumonia yesterday, Captain John L. Gans, 72 years old, managing editor of The Daily Courier, died at 10 o'clock Sunday night, at Connellsville State Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment. Mr. Gans had not been able to be at his desk since Friday, November 5, because of system poisoning and when his condition became more serious he was taken to the Hospital. After spending a comparatively good night on Friday, a change was noted in his condition yesterday. Pneumonia developed and death resulted quickly. The passing of Mr. Gans removes from Connellsville one of its prominent and best known citizens. Not only was the editor always actively engaged in civic projects but he possessed an amiable character and that endeared him to all those with whom he became associated in any manner. His removal from the Courier family is most keenly felt. For number of years Mr. Gans persisted in remaining at his desk despite physical handicaps that might have discouraged many persons. Throughout all that time he maintained an even disposition and displayed a genial front to everyone although those close to him knew of the pain and trying hours to which he was subjected. As a writer of editorials, Mr. Gans displayed both analytical and literary ability. He had been in charge of the editorial page of the newspaper since 1916.
For the past decade he had suffered considerably from rheumatism. That affliction was accentuated by a series of injuries, the first of which was when he tripped over a box in the composing room of the newspaper plant and severely wrenched a knee in which rheumatism had settled. Eight years ago he had a leg fractured when he was the victim of a mountain storm raging throughout this region. Returning from State College he was waiting for a streetcar in Greensburg when the force of the gale literally picked him up and blew him against a building. For a time he was a patient in Westmoreland Hospital at Greensburg, later being removed to Connellsville State Hospital. Mr. Gans recovered but walked with the aid of a cane. A few years ago he had another leg injury. While in the cellar of his home he struck his head on a pipe, causing him to fall to the floor. In some manner he sustained an impacted fracture of the hip. On that occasion he was confined to his home for nine months. Then he insisted on returning to his office at The Courier to perform his editorial duties—a task that he had been handling even while confined to his bed at home. For months he used a crutch and cane, and later two canes to assist him in walking. Because of the difficulty he had in getting about Mr. Gans would spend the entire day at his desk. Never complaining about his condition, none of his associates were aware of the approach of his last illness. He went home as usual on Friday, November 5, but was not able to report the next day. He found it necessary to remain in bed and as the toxic condition increased he was removed to the hospital.
The body was taken to the home by Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell. Services will be held there at 2:45 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. M. L. Caldwell pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating, assisted by Dr. W. H. Hetrick, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery.
John Lyons Gans was born in Springfield township, Fayette county, on April 4, 1865, the son of the late Altha and Mary Lyons Gans. He received his early education in the public schools of his native township and was graduated in 1882 from Southwestern State Normal School at California, Pa., Pennsylvania State College and Cornell University. In the latter institutions he pursued the course in civil engineering. Mr. Gans taught one term of school in Springhill township and on August 6, 1886, entered the employ of The Keystone Courier in Connellsville as a reporter. Subsequently he became joint owner with the late Henry P. Snyder and in 1891 disposed of his interest to engage in engineering. In the practice of his profession, Mr. Gans served as resident engineer in the coke region for the Republic Iron & Steel Company and various coal and coke and electrical enterprises. Prior to his employment as coke manager for the Pittsburgh Coal Company Mr. Gans was manager of “Electricity,” an electrical paper published in New York City. He served in that capacity for several years and returned to his home here because of ill health. He later became coke manager of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. In 1890 with Eugene P. Norton he organized and was made superintendent of The Electric Company of Connellsville, the second commercial electric lighting station in Western Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh. He was also assistant engineer of construction and superintendent of operations of the Connellsville, New Haven and Leisenring Street Railways Company. These enterprises later became the nuclei of the West Penn Power Company’s system that today is extended over the entire coke region. In November, 1915, the late Mr. Snyder, founder of The Daily and The Weekly Courier, called Captain Gans to his assistance in the editorial department of these publications. Following Mr. Snyder’s death a year later Mr. Gans became managing editor in which capacity he was still serving at the time of his death. During his residence in Connellsville, Mr. Gans has had an active part in public affairs. He was president of the Board of Education at the time of the adoption of the full four-year course of study in the High School in 1906; was elected a member of the City Council which inaugurated the third-class city form of government in 1913 and was assigned to the Department of Accounts and Finance in which he established the system of records and accounting still in use.
Mr. Gans was captain and commanding officer of Company D, 10th Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania from 1902 to 1906. He assisted in the organization of the Y. M. C. A. in Connellsville and was a member of the board of directors for a number of years. He served as a member of the Fuel Commission of the Connellsville Region during the World War. For many years Mr. Gans was a member of Connellsville Council of the Boy Scouts and a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was a member of King Solomon Lodge No. 346, F. & A. M.; of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity; Parents Association of Pennsylvania State College; Kiwanis Club of Connellsville, and the Christian Church in which he had served as a member of the official board for over 25 years. He succeeded the late Rockwell Marietta as a life trustee of the Carnegie Free Library.
Mr. Gans was married on August 6, 1890 to Miss Jenny D. Frisbee, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John D. Frisbee. Six children graced the union: Frisbee Gans, who died in infancy; Mary Lyons Gans, wife of Prof. J. Orvis Keller, assistant to the president, in charge of all engineering extension, Pennsylvania State College; Catherine Herbert Gans who died June 4, 1921; Fred W. Gans, assistant plant manager for the Sloan-Blabon Linoleum Company at Trenton, N. J.; Jane F. Gans at home, a teacher in the Connellsville schools, and John L. Gans, Jr., industrial engineer for Procter & Gamble Company, Chicago.
Death notice for Joseph Gans, of Morris Crossroads, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 23, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Joseph Keener Gans, of Morris Crossroads, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 28, 1907, under the headline, “Killed in Runaway, Morgantown, W. Va.” Complete text is not currently available.
Word has reached here of the death in Morgantown, W. Va., Thursday, January 23, 1936, of Joseph L. Gans, aged 76, a life-long resident of Morris Crossroads, where, for many years, he operated the hotel, one of the county’s landmarks. Funeral services were conducted January 25 in Davidson’s funeral home, Morgantown. The body was placed in a retaining crypt for burial later in Oak Grove cemetery, Springhill township. Surviving are: his widow, Myrnie Keener Gans, of Morgantown; a daughter, Mrs. Paul E. Amos, Fairmont, W. Va.; a son, George Gans, Morgantown; and a brother, Thomas Gans, Morris Crossroads.
Mr. David Gans, who removed from this township to Iowa last Fall, returned on the 21st inst., bringing with him the remains of his wife, who died while there. Her remains were interred on the 22d inst., in the graveyard at the Old Frame Church, with the largest concourse of people in attendance that ever witnessed a burial at that place.
Death notice for Laura Gans, of New Geneva, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 25, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Lawrence Gans, of Collier, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 29, 1915. Complete text is not currently available.
Lebbeus B. Gans died at his home in Springhill Township on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1900, at 11 a.m., his health had been poor for some time and all hope of his ultimate recovery had been abandoned. He was seventy-five years of age, having been born March 31, 1825, his parents were William and Magdalene Gans, and his grandmother Magdalene Custer Gans, was a relative of George Washington. The deceased was married first to Miss Elizabeth J. Ramsey in 1848 and to them were born these children; one son who died in infancy, Dorcas A. wife of T. F. Protzman of Springhill and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith of Mount Pleasant. The first Mrs. Gans died in 1857 and in 1858 he married Miss Emily Goe of Allegheny County, to them were born four children, all of whom with their mother survive; Harry B., ex-county surveyor; Atty. William L., Robert A., and Catherine wife of William H. Morgan of Morgantown, W VA. Mr. Gans had always been known as a kind man of integrity and honor and as a farmer and stock raiser. He was one of the most successful in Springhill Township. Funeral will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m.
Note from James Gottling:
Middle name—– Spelled Biglow in family documents.
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Lebbeus Bigelow Gans, who has been ailing for some time with heart trouble resulting in dropsy, died Tuesday morning suddenly in his 76th year. Gans lived an honest, upright life and was a member of the Disciple Church. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Elily Goe Gans, and six children, Mrs. H. D. Protzman, Mrs. Wm Morgan Smith from his first wife, Elizabeth Ramsay, Harry B. Gans, Attorney William Gans, Mrs. W. H. Morgan of Morgantown, W. Va., Robert G. Gans, a student at Bethany College. Funeral services at this late residence. Interment in Oak Grave Cemetery, near Disciple Church. Deceased was the last member of Wm. Gans’ family.
Death notice for Lyons Gans, of Gans Station (Morris Crossroads), appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 10. 1908. Complete text is not currently available.
GANS, MARIE CONN— Age 74 years, of Fayette St., Point Marion, died Wednesday, April 6, 1966, in the St. Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. She was a member of the Magdalene Rebecca Lodge No. 535, Fayette Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star No. 389 and a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Point Marion. Surviving are her husband, Ray H.; three daughters, Mrs. Harry H. (Lourene) Emerson of Point Marion, Pa.; Frances Gans of Point Marion and Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Corcoran of Point Marion; five grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Conn of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Robert Donald Conn of Washington, D. C., and Willis Dale Conn of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Point Marion today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m., and until Saturday at 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Kenneth McCay of the Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Interment in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Point Marion. The Magdalene Rebecca Lodge will meet at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Order of the Eastern Star at 8 p.m.
Death notice for Martha Gans, wife of Jasper, of Morris Crossroads, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 2, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.
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Miss Mary Wilhelmina Gans, daughter of Prof. and Mrs. W. G. Gans of Brookline, Pittsburg, died at the home of Mrs. S. M. Foust, East Crawford avenue and South Prospect street, at an early hour Sunday morning. She recently came to the home of her grandmother for a visit, was stricken with pneumonia which proved fatal after a brief illness. The deceased was born in Wilmerding September 12, 1898 and was the fourth child and second daughter in her parents’ family. She is survived by her father and mother and one sister Miss Eliza Foust Gans. She was preceded in death by three brothers William J. Gans, Samuel M. Gans and George O. Gans. Her father, formerly principal of the Connellsville schools, is now principal of the Humboldt school, Pittsburgh. He and surviving members of the family reside at 238 Roosmore avenue, Brookline, Pittsburg. The body of Miss Gans was taken to Pittsburg Sunday evening where funeral services were held today.
PAUL L. GANS was born in Fayette Co., May 22, 1815, moved to Ohio, about 1838, was united in marriage to Elizabeth S. Simonson in the year 1849. His decease occurred Aug. 20, 1879, at his residence near Eaton, Ohio. He leaves a wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded him to a better land in infancy. As a neighbor and citizen, he was greatly esteemed, always kind and courteous, and in his business relations governed by principals of strict integrity. He was a man of extensive information, his memory of statistics and events, markedly clear and correct, and he was gifted with extraordinary conversational abilities. His sickness was protracted, but borne with a great deal of patience, having always been a strong believer in the doctrines of Christianity, he was from the beginning of his sickness greatly concerned in regard to his salvation, and lamented that he had not in early life, observed the ordinances of the church. In the later part of his illness, he became very anxious to be received into the Church, and also, to receive the ordinance of Baptism, and the sacrament. The day on which he departed had been the time appointed for those ordinances to be administered, but a few hours previous, just as the sun was illuminating the eastern horizon, his Heavenly Father called him, as we hope, to the Church triumphant above. The evening before his departure, while gazing out upon the familiar scenes around his home, his companion spoke of the freshness and beauty of the light of the declining day, when he, with much feeling repeated the following lines; "All o'er those wide extended plains Shines one eternal day there God the Son forever reigns, and scatters night away, also sweet fields arrayed in living green" etc. He then spoke of the beauty of the heavenly home, with Christian assurance and faith. By request, his daughter Daisy sang with organ accompaniment, "We're going home no more to roam, no more to sin and sorrow, no more to wear the brow of care. We’re going home tomorrow. He then said "perhaps I shall go home tomorrow". According to his request, Dr. Gans, his brother, remained with him during the night. Near daylight, finding the end was approaching, he called his family to his bedside and bade each an affectionate farewell. Shortly after fixing his gaze heavenward, as if contemplating the beauties of his future home, his countenance beamed with irrepressible delight. Then closing his eyes, he calmly and sweetly passed away. We mourn, but not as those who have no hope.
John Ache, of this place, has received a copy of the Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune, containing an account of the death of his uncle, Richard Brown Gans, who died of heart trouble in that town on January 14, 1905. Deceased leaves a wife, now in her 81st year, five children, all grown, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He had been a member of the Christian church for 60 years and was immersed in this county, Fayette, by Rev. James Plant, one of the pioneer ministers of that denomination.
Mr. Gans was born in this county, July 2, 1819, and went to Boone county, Missouri in 1868. November 21, 1848, he was married to Miss Hannah Ache, who still survives him. He had the reputation of being one of the best telescope and lens manufacturers in the entire country. He worked for the famous Alvin Clark 63 years. "The first telescope Mr. Gans made was a reflector, which was sold to Waynesburg college over 60 years ago. Deceased was a man of rare intelligence, and was regarded as one of the best citizens of the community in which he lived for so many years. He was related to many of the present Gans generation in this county."
Seldom has Uniontown been so stunned and grieved as it was Sunday afternoon following the announcement that Attorney William L. Gans and his son, William Paul, had been instantly killed and passengers on the Fairchance car due here at 1:15 had been on the Brink of death following the collision between the trolley and Mr. Gans Saxon at the Cinder road crossing of the West Penn lines at Leith.
The victims were on their way home from service at the Central Christian church, where Mr. Gans had assisted as deacon in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Following church, with his son, deceased had taken his mother, Mrs. Emil Gans, to the home of Harry B. Gans in Lincoln street, where she made her home, and then started to his own home in Brownfield Lane, South Union township. Mr. Gans was at the wheel and he was known to be a careful driver, but where the cinder road crosses the bridge and then the West Penn tracks at Leith, the view of the trolley from the south is cut off by a field of grain and the little Saxon auto and the heavy Fairchance car met squarely on the street car tracks. Both victims were hurled from their seats by the force of the impact and were found lyning side by side in a ditch near the track, but the trolley slid over the machine, preventing the working of the magnetic brakes and the momentum of the car carried it forward and about 200 feet beyond the accident, where it hung suspended by the guard rail of the Leith trestle over the waters of Redstone creek.
Only the presence of cool heads on the car prevented a panic and it was with no little difficulty that the conductor and motorman saved the 14 passengers from their perilous position.
Meanwhile, Ewing A. Hibbs and a foreigner had rushed to the help of Mr. Gans and his son, who were found horribly mangled just this side of the scene of the accident.
Mr. Gans was dead when Mr. Hibbs reached his side, but William Paul lived for a few minutes longer, dying in the arms of the rescuers. Both bodies were brought to the undertaking rooms of J. Harry Johnston & Son, where they were prepared for burial prior to being taken to the Gans home in Brownfield Lane.
Owen V. Meeghan was motorman on the Fairchance car, and A. C. Benson was the conductor. As there had been no stops made since the car left Brownfield, the motorman had thrown off the power and was allowing the car to drift into the foot of Grant street.It is claimed that Meeghan was ringing the bell, but it is supposed the autoists failed to hear it above the noise of their own engine.
William L. Gans was born January 12, 1873 on the Gans homestead in Springhill township, where his great grandfather had settled in 1784. Deceased was the son of Lebbeus B. and Emily Goe Gans and his early life was spent in Springhill. In 1895, Mr. Gans was graduated from Bethay college, where he had distinguished himself by his activities in the Neotrophian Literary society. While still at Bethany, deceased took up the study of law and immediately after his graduation entered the office of Howell & Reppert preparatory to admission to the Fayette County Bar in 1897.
In 1906 with the late T. P. Jones as partner, Mr. Gans formed the law firm of Gans & Jones, devoting much of his time to abstract work in the West Virginia coal fields, while Mr.Jones looked after the court practice. Since Mr. Jones death in 1911, Mr. Gans has practiced alone.
January 10, 1900, deceased married Miss Lucy Brooke, daughter of Frank L. and Mary McCormack Brooke, and to them was born, April 19, 1903, the son, William Paul Gans, who met death with his father.
Not only was Mr. Gans a member of the Fayette county bar, but he had been associated with various civic, political and other organizations. For many years deceased was active in the Republican party, at one time having served as councilman. But in 1912 at the organization of the Washington party, he threw his political fortunes with that party. Last year he worked hard for the success of local option and its allied interests, having stumped the county.
At the time of the local option fight at Harrisburg Mr. Gans represented the Central Christian church, of which he was a consistent member and active worker, in the party of Uniontown men who went to the state capital to help in the fight. For a number of years deceased had been a deacon in the Central Christian church and only a few hours prior to his death he had helped administer the sacrament of the Lord’s supper to the congregation.
Since early manhood Mr. Gans was associated with the Masonic order, having taken the various degrees through the Blue Lodge, the Chapter, the Consistory and the Knights Templar.
Surviving Mr. Gans are his mother Mrs. Emily G. Gans, and brother, Harry B. Gans, of Lincoln street, another brother, Dr. Robert A. Gans, who is touring West Virginia and who has not yet been located to inform him of his brother’s death, and his widow, Mrs. Lucy Brooke Gans, who has lost husband and child at one blow.
At a meeting of the Fayette County Bar Association in the large court room
at noon Monday, it was decided that the association should attend the funeral
services of the late W. L. Gans in a body. The services will be held in the
Central Christian church Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock. President Dumbauld
appointed three committees of three members each.
Arrangements–A. F. Cooper, Lee Smith and Charles Tuit.
Flowers–W. W.Parshall, J. G. Carroll and Charles A. Tuit.
Resolutions–R. F. Hopwood, L. I. Frasher and Charles W. Rush.
Dr. R. A. Gans, of Taylortown, who was touring in West Virginia, was notified Monday morning of the tragedy, and he is expected to arrive in Uniontown early Tuesday morning.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Central Christian church, the Rev. Cloyd Goodnight, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Tinsley, of the First Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. The services will be short. The Central Christian choir will sing. The interment, which is to be private, will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
FELLOW LAWYERS WERE ACTIVE PALL BEARERS, WHILE THE HONORARY LIST INCLUDED LEADING CITIZENS OF UNIONTOWN–WILLIAM PAUL’S BEARERS CHOSEN FROM AMONG HIS FELLOW CHURCH WORKERS
Gathered in the auditorium of the Central Christian church with, Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of friends of the late William L. Gans and his young son, William Paul, heard a beautiful eulogy pronounced over their bodies by Rev. Cloyd Goodnight, pastor of the congregation, who talk on “The Calm Heart.” Of all the deaths which have robbed Uniontown of men and women high in public regard during the last year, none have touched so many hearts as passing of this, father and son in last Sunday's accident. A bereaved widow and mother, surrounded by a loving family and a wide circle of intimate friends is receiving the unspoken sympathy of hundreds of her husband's acquaintances some playmates she may have never known. Probably no better tribute than the grief stricken audience at the funeral could be found, for Mr. Goodnight's words of peace and comfort with the fill up on hearts that were tuned to hear his message.
Very simple and quiet was the service, commemorating as it were the unassuming way in which the elder victim lived his two score years. The funeral party gathered at the Gans home in South Union Township, shortly after 2 o'clock, and drove to the church, where the services were held at 3 o'clock. As the carriages turned into East Fayette street, they were met by the members of the Fayette County Bar Association to which W. L. Gans had belonged since 1897, and his fellow attorneys, marching in double file, preceded the hearses to the Central Christian church.
Amid a solemn quiet, mahogany caskets covered with rows of white lilies were wheeled down the aisle to the altar where William L. Gans had served as deacon in the communion service of his church less than an hour before his death. Following the passage of the caskets, the attorneys marched to the seats reserved for them.
Rev. Dr. Charles William Tinsley, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, assisted Rev. Goodnight, Mr. Tinsley reading the scripture promises and making a comforting prayer. After the “Rock of Ages” was sung by the Central Christian Church choir, Mr. Goodnight spoke feelingly of the power of a calm heart.
“One Sweetly Solemn Thought” was sung as a solo by Gomer Jones at the close of Mr. Goodnight's talk.
At the close of the benediction, the audience was dismissed, the interment at Oak Grove cemetery being private, but many lingered near the church to be near their friends until the last. Only the immediate relatives and the attorneys, who preceded the hearses to the cemetery, were present at the burial.
Active pallbearers were chosen from among the men with whom W. L. Gans spent his business life, including Attorneys D. E. Bana, H. L. Robinson, Frank P. Rush, Lee Smith and A. D. Williams and Harry Whyel, but the honorary pallbearers were his associates in his church and men with whom he worked for better politics. They were I. N. Deighley, M. M. Cochran, L. W. Fogg, W. F. Frederick, Frank Snider and Albert Gaddis.
William Paul's pallbearers were chosen from among the younger men of the church and his friends and included Ewing Brownfield, Louis Foley, Edwin Fast, Charles C. Madore, Harold Robinson, and Charles Semans
Exquisitely beautiful where the many, many flowers which bore witness to the high esteem in which Mr. Gans was held and to the sympathy which his friends extended to his widow. One of the most elaborate floral gifts was sent by the members of the Fayette County bar, others came from the Royal Arcanum, the Masons, organizations of the church and Sunday school to which Mr. Gans and his son belonged and from numerous friends and relatives.
It has been announced by Coroner Harry J. Bell that the inquest into the death of Attorney W. L. Gans and son William Paul Gans, who were killed Sunday afternoon when the Saxon car in which they were riding was struck by a West Penn car Sunday afternoon near Leith, will be held in the court house at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after the accident occurred Coroner Bell made a preliminary investigation. Witnesses were summoned Monday.
H. W. Franks, R. S. McCrum, H. L. McCann, C. S, Baker, J. S. Albright and
Harry Kissinger composed the jury before whom testimony was taken Wednesday
afternoon in the coroner’s inquest into the deaths of W. L. Gans and William
Paul Gans, who were killed Sunday in the street car – automobile accident at
Leith crossing of the West Penn tracks, Dr. Harry J. Bell, the coroner, examined
during the hearing, Ewing A. Hibbs and John W. Wheeler, passengers on the
Fairchance car which struck the automobile which Mr. Gans was driving, and
Owen R. Meeghan, motorman, and C. A. Benson, conductor on the trolley car.
The jury findings were:
“W. L. Gans and William Paul Gans died from internal injuries received by being struck by a car of the West Penn Railways Company at cinder road crossing, South Union township. We find from the testimony that death was accidental."
See William Lebbeus Gans for complete articles.
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Robert Regis Gantner, 76, of Perryopolis, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. He was born Nov. 5, 1935, in Connellsville, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Yenchick) Gantner. He was a proud veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church, Elizabeth. He retired from Rathway Trucking after many years of service. He was an avid woodcrafter. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia (Flannigan) Gantner; a son, Regis Gantner and wife, Debbie, and two daughters, Karen Basinger and husband, Bill, and Kim Noschese and husband, Joel, all of Connellsville; grandchildren, Mandi Abdulally and husband, Adam, of Pittsburgh, Wendy Supan and husband, Brett, of Canonsburg, Cody Basinger, of Connellsville, Ryan Noschese, of Charlotte, N.C., Ashley Gantner and Kayla Gantner, both of Connellsville; and a great-granddaughter, Allison James. He is also survived by sisters, Gloria Pansino, of Charleroi, Alvera Zolock, of Bel le Vernon, and Shirley Gantner, of Perryopolis; and brothers, Eugene Gantner, of Fayette City, and Thomas Gantner, of Belle Vernon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a son, Scott Gantner; brothers, Edward Gantner and John Gantner; and sisters, Dorothy Brant and Dolores Ritenour. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, and 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, and until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Roy Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. Graveside military rites will be accorded by VFW Gold Star Post 7023 and American Legion Post 752, both of Perryopolis.
Esther McElroy Gapen, 44, of Headlee Heights, Garards fort Star Route, died Friday evening in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by her husband, Daniel C. Gapen whom she married Dec. 19, 1969; a son, Gregory D. Gapen, and a daughter, Stephanie C. Gapen, both at home; two brothers, Howard B. McElroy of Cheat Lake, W.Va., ad Bryan McElroy of Rootstown, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Chuck (Nancy) Stafford of Morgantown, W.Va., Mrs. Richard (Doris) Gruninger of Magrath, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. James (Myra) Popernack of Hummelstown, Pa., and Mrs. Charlie (Bobbie) Leach of Morgantown, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. A Memorial Service will be held in Mapletown United Methodist Church, Mapletown, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. Arrangements are under direction of the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–October 22, 1949
Died—–September 15, 1994
GAPEN, JAMES M. — Aged 84, a life-long resident of Dilliner, died in his residence, Wednesday, December 12, 1962. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Bytha Titus Gapen and these children, Harold, Dilliner; Robert, Latrobe; James D., Dayton, O; Mrs. Blaine (Helen) Hager, Dilliner; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, George C. and Forney M., Dilliner; two sisters, Mrs. Lina Stevenson, Greensboro; Mrs. Gala Van Voorhis, St. Petersburg, Fla. Friends will be received after 7 this evening in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion until 2 p.m. Saturday the hour of service. Rev. William Davis will officiate. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park.
GARARD— In Luzerne township, September 25th, 1865, of Dysentery; ANNA MAY, daughter of Gen. Jos. C. Garard, aged two years:
Clarence E. Garbart, 92, a resident of Coraopolis for the past 60 years, formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, in Mercy Hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Alice Balsinger of Murrysville and Mabel Harger of Farmington; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandson. Friends will be received in the R.D. Copeland Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service. Memorials, in his name, to the First Baptist Church, 1443 Coraopolis Heights Rd., Coraopolis, Pa. 15108 will be appreciated.
Michael GARBASH died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Brief funeral services for Michael Garbash at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the family residence, 35 Askren street, will be followed by additional rites in St. Mary's R. C. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. John Blazic. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Garbash was fatally injured in an automobile accident early Sunday morning, dying several hours later in Uniontown hospital.
Mary E. Garcar, 83, of Front Street, Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1995, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born March 8, 1912, in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late Stephen and Barbera Mraz Vagasky. Prior to retirement, she had been employed for Amco of Norvelt and Williams Manufacturing Co. of Scottdale for more than 25 years. She was a charter member of Visitation Rosary Altar Society, Standard Shaft Citizens Club Ladies Auxiliary, National Slovak Society and a former member of the Visitation Church Choir. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia M. Garcar Urban of Mount Pleasant; three grandsons, David, Philip and Brian Urban; one great-granddaughter; four great- grandsons; one brother, Stephen Vagasky of Mount Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Matthew (Julianna) Laick Sr. of Mount Pleasant; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Garcar in 1970; one brother, John Vagasky in 1980; and one sister, Margaret Vagasky Simcars in 1943. Friends will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE- CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral Mass will be held at Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. The Visitation Rosary Altar Society and Visitation Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Standard Shaft Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services in the funeral home at … today. Interment will be at Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. The family suggests memorials be made to Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant.