Fayette County Genealogy Project


Harold D. HAAS ( -1956)

HAAS, HAROLD D.— Aged 58 died Wednesday, November 7, 1956, in his home, 20 Stewart Ave. He was associated with Henry Cooper as a tinner for a number of years. There are no immediate relatives. Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today to the Ferguson Funeral Home, 50 Morgantown St., where services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 9, 1956, page 2, column 7

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Infant HAAS (1943-1943)


   A two-day-old daughter of Elmer and Lillian Gray Haas of Dawson died at 7 o’clock Sunday evening at Connellsville State Hospital. Burial will be made in Cochran Cemetery at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of Funeral Director Frank B. Galley.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 27, 1943, page 2, column 5

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Jeanette HAAS ( -1996)

Jeanette Haas

   Jeanette Funk Haas, 93, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township), died Wednesday, March 20, 1996, at her home. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Joseph W. Haas, whom she married Dec. 28, 1944; and two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Demay Soucie and Mrs. Arthur (Carol) Kelley, both of Florida. At the family’s requests, there will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials can be made to Albert Gallatin Home Care Inc., 301 Arch St., Connellsville, Pa. 15425, in memory of Jeanette Funk Haas.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Dolores Jean Polidora HABINA (1936-1996)

Dolores Jean Habina

   Dolores Jean (Dee) Habina of Leisenring went to be with the Lord on June 24, 1996, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Nicola and Lucia DiLalla Polidora. She was a member of St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church. She was retired from the Connellsville Area School District. She was a member of the S.E.I.U. Local 585. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Michael W. Habina; three daughters, Mrs. Kerry (Debra) Dull and Michelle Habina Richter, both of Leisenring, and Mrs. Thomas (Sheri) Galley Jr. of Vanderbilt; one son, Michael A. Habina of Connellsville; 12 grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin and Jarrod Dull of Leisenring, Stacy, Jason and Gregory Richter of Leisenring, Melissa Habina of Dunbar, R.D. 1, Megan, Michael and Nicholas Habina of Dickerson Run and Eric and Chad Galley of Vanderbilt; three sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mary) Nagy of Connellsville, Anna Grimm of Kittanning and Lucille Collgan of Houston, Texas; and five brothers, John, Joseph and Anthony Polidora of Connellsville, Salvatore Polidora and his wife Jean of Connellsville and Nick Polidora and his wife Bertie of Greensburg. She was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Polidora and Josephine Timko; two brothers, James and Andrew Polidora; and a nephew, Paul Nagy Jr. Friends will be received today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, where a blessing wervice will be held Thursday at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita’s Cemetery. A parish wake service…

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June, 1996

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Pauline Hudak HABIT (1919-2012)

Pauline (Hudak) Habit

Pauline (Hudak) Habit, 93, of Uniontown, Pa. died on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Hanover Hospital Hanover, Pa. She was born in 1919 to Joseph and Mary (Lessick) Hudak in Hecla, Pa.; grew up in Smock; and moved to Uniontown after her marriage in 1943 to Samuel Habit. After her husband’s untimely death in an industrial accident in 1951, she supported her family as a tailor and seamstress. She was a devoted parishioner of St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Uniontown, and an active member of it’s Altar Rosary Society. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; son Michael Andrew; siblings Mary Fada, James Hudak, Dorothy Peskie, and Joseph Hudak; and grandson John Paul Pavlak. Her loss is mourned by sister Josephine Tran of Louisiana; daughter Evelyn Pavlak of McSherrystown, Pa.; son Samuel (Ann) Habit of Kokomo, Ind.; daughter-in-law Bonnie Neill Habit of York, Pa.; grandchildren: Douglas Pavlak of McSherrystown, Frank Habit of Chicago, Ill., Susan Inman of Freeport, Me., Stephanie Cignetti of McSherrystown; sister-in- law Betty Hudak of Uniontown; many nieces and nephews; and several great-grandchildren. Her family acknowledges with gratitude the staff of Hanover Hospital. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAGY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N Gallatin Avenue, Ext., Uniontown, PA, on Wednesday, August 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, August 30 until 9:15 a.m. The Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. at St. George Maronite Catholic Church, 6 Lebanon Terrace, Uniontown, Pa., with Rev. Father Nadim Helou, MLM as Celebrant. Interment will be held at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. The Service of Ghinnaz and the Parish Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com

©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Richard HABIT ( -1934)


   Richard, six-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Habit, 169 Grant street, died at 1:10 Thursday morning in the Uniontown hospital after a two weeks illness. Surviving, in addition to the baby’s parents, are the following brothers and sisters; Herbert, Samuel, George, Martha, John, Rachael, Edward, Marie and Ragina.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 20, 1934, page 11, column 4

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Connie L. HABRAT (1939-2010)

Connie. L. Habrat, age 70, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010 while in Cleveland Clinic. She had fought a long and courageous battle against Crohn's Disease. Connie was born September 2, 1939 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, the fourth of four children born to Ralph Bowlen and Virginia (Victor) Bowlen. Connie worked for many years as a Legal Secretary for firms in Medina, Ohio. She made an active life for herself both as a member of Jazzercise and in later life by volunteering with several activities in Medina. Connie took great pride in her family and in her home. Despite the adverse effects of Crohn's, she never wavered in her quest to enjoy life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant sister, Emma Jean.

She leaves behind her much loved family members: her loving husband of 50 years Frank; a son, Greg (Mary); three grandchildren: Jacob (Katelynn), Ben (Lindsey), Sam; a great granddaughter, Madison; sisters: Goldie Faris (John) of Boca Raton, Florida and Dana Zinna (Ted) of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2010 in WAITE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 765 North Court Street Medina, OH 44256 (330.723.4448). Connie's nephew, Chorbishop John Faris, will officiate. Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.

Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Dr. Bernard J. HACKETT (1903-1975)

Dr. Hackett
Dies At 71

   Dr. Bernard J. Hackett of 952 Old National Pike, Brownsville, died in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh at 9:15 Friday night. He was 71. Dr. Hackett was a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1930. He was a general practitioner in Centerville for 17 years and specialized in dermatology in Uniontown for 21 years prior to his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Fayette County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Society and was a life member of the Dermatological Society. He is survived by his wife, Frances, and a sister, Alice Sleasoltz of Altoona. Services will be held in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes R. C. Church, Richeyville with Msgr. Paul J. Simko as celebrant. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 19, 1975, page 17, column 3

HACKETT, BERNARD J., DR.— Age 71 years of 952 Old National Pike East, Brownsville, Pa., died Friday, May 16, 1975 at 9:50 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born July 29, 1903, in Johnstown, Pa. He was a member of St. Agnes R. C. Church, Richeyville, Pa. He was a graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, 1930, a General Practitioner in Centerville for seventeen years, specialized Dermatologist in Uniontown for twenty- one years until his retirement in 1971. He was a retired from the Fayette County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Medical Society, and a life member of Dermatological Society. He is survived by his wife, Frances and one sister, Alice Seasoltz, Altoona, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, Pa., where services will be held today at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes R. C. Church with Rev. Msgr. Paul J. Simko as celebrant. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 19, 1975, page 41, column 7

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Charles Henry HACKETT, Jr. (1921-2003)

   Charles Henry Hackett Jr. "Hooks", age 81, of Vanderbilt, Pa., passed Friday, March 7, 2003 in his home. He was born July 23, 1921 in Brownsville, Pa., son of Henry Hackett and Cora Smith Hackett. He attended Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Brownsville, Pa., and later was baptized and became a member and Deacon of St. Paul Baptist Church, Vanderbilt, under Pastor Rev. Evelynne Lockette. He was a World War II Veteran. Charles married Emma Holbrook in 1942 and later in 1983 he met and married Queen Esther Gordon. He was predeceased by a brother, Jim, one son, Charles, one grandson, Christopher, one great grandson, Chyzare, and his parents. Surviving are his wife, Queen Esther Gordon Hackett; seven children: Lonnie Hackett and Donna Johnican and husband, Melvin, all of Chicago, Illinois, Carlos Hackett and wife Cynthia, Greg Hackett and wife Corrine, and Jacob Hackett all of Brownsville, Pa., Charles Hackett and wife Yvonne of New Salem, Pa., and Vincent Hackett of Kentucky; five step children: Barbara Lowe, Silver Spring, Maryland, Esther Lorraine Peterson, Washington, D.C., Sandra Staples, Uniontown, Pa., Betty Lee, Elizabeth, Pa., and Mike Sanders, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters: Sarah Jones and husband, John, of Tower Hill, Pa., and Bertha Johns and husband, Paul, of Brownsville, Pa.; a very special friend, Ted Neeley of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Wednesday, March 12, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles E. Morgan Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 10, 2003

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Christopher HACKETT ( -2004)

   Roger Victor, chief investigator with the Fayette County coroner's office, identified the victim as Christopher Hackett, 21, who was taken from the scene and later died at Brownsville General Hospital. Victor said Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht will conduct an autopsy today. A Fayette County 911 official said a Brownsville police officer arrived first at the scene, and "she said send any available backup." District Attorney Nancy Vernon, who was at the scene, confirmed that a man had been shot, but she released no further information. Police marked off the area and denoted where spent shotgun shells lay in the street that runs through the project. Police also blocked off the entrance to the housing unit, and no cars were permitted in or out. Residents stood outside their homes, watching the police and discussing the incident. Christina Neiswonger, a South Hill Terrace resident, said she heard two gunshots and saw a man, woman and black dog in a red Chevrolet Cavalier speeding through the only road going into the complex. She said the car had no license plate. Neiswonger and her mother, Suzanne Andrade, said that as the vehicle passed them, they saw a shotgun pointed out of the car window. They said the driver slowed the vehicle as it approached Hackett, and the people inside said something to him before shooting him. Neiswonger said she thought he was shot in his left side. "People were trying to do CPR on him. It was horrible. Everyone was freaking out," Neiswonger said. She said that when she heard the shots, she immediately ran for her 2-year- old daughter, who was playing in the yard. "Bullets have no names on them. I was so scared. I didn't know if they were just randomly shooting people or what," she said. But Neiswonger said it seemed clear later that the people in the car came there specifically to shoot one person. "That car had been creeping through here all day. We all saw it. It had a license plate on it earlier. If we'd have known what they were up to, we could have gotten the number. I saw that car before," she said. Neiswonger said she knew Hackett, but could identify him only as "C.H." She said he was a "nice person" who visited relatives there. "C.H. was never a problem. He was a nice guy," she said.

©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 11, 2004

   According to police, Christopher Hackett was shot and killed at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday while he was standing outside a housing unit in South Hill Terrace. An autopsy conducted Wednesday by Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht determined that Hackett died of a single gunshot wound to the back, fired from a shotgun loaded with a pumpkin ball, according Elsie Dvorchak, Fayette County deputy coroner. Police said they believe at least two people in a red car drove by Hackett and fatally shot him. Investigators said Wednesday that Hackett had an altercation with a female who was operating a similar vehicle shortly before he was shot. Witnesses at the scene said they saw a red Chevrolet Cavalier - carrying a man, woman and a black dog - speed through the project with a shotgun pointed out the window. Christina Neiswonger, a South Hill Terrace resident, said she saw the couple in a red vehicle drive by and say something to Hackett before they shot him. She said the car did not have a license plate; however, it was spotted earlier in the day "creeping" through the project and it did have a license plate. Police are asking anyone who witnessed this shooting or anyone with information to call them at 724-929-6262. Fayette County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved. Anyone with information is asked to call 800-834-TIPS. Hackett was the son of Charles and Yvonne Hackett. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home of Uniontown.

©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 12, 2004

   A Merritstown man was arrested in connection with the death of 21- year-old Christopher Hackett, who was murdered in a drive-by shooting in a Fayette County public housing project. Shawn Lee Lowther, 30, was apprehended early today in Redstone Township, according to state police at Belle Vernon. Hackett, of Hiller, Luzerne Township, was shot to death at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday. He died of a gunshot wound to the torso, the Fayette County Coroner's office reported. The results of the autopsy were not available as of presstime. State police reported Tuesday that Hiller was shot in South Hills Terrace by someone in a red car with at least two occupants. Police also said Hackett had an altercation with a woman who was driving a similar vehicle shortly before the shooting.

©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 13, 2004

   Christopher (C.H.) Hackett, 21, of Hiller, Pa., died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Brownsville General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chyazare; his grandfather, Charles Edward Hackett; great-grandfather, Charles H. (Hooks) Hackett; and great- grandmother, Emma M. Hackett. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Smock, Smock, Pa. He was the son of Yvonne and Charles R. Hackett and he is survived by his two children, Christopher Jr., and Destiny and fiancée, Tonya Votovich; a brother, Charles R. Hackett Jr., and his daughter, Romerra and his fiancée, Katina Newlond; his grandmothers, Zadie Richardson and Evelyn Hendricks; a step-great- grandmother, Esther Gordon-Hackett; his grandfather, Clarence Debroux; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, on Monday, May 17, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Cynthia Hackett officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.

©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 14, 2004

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Jessie May Kite HACKETT ( -2006)

   Jessie May Kite Hackett, age 90, who taught music in schools and private music lessons in her home, and served as a Red Cross Grey Lady Volunteer in military hospitals as she accompanied her husband, United States Army Col. Charles J. Hackett, during his career throughout the United States and several foreign countries, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006, in her home, in Hollister, Missouri. She is survived by her son, James K. Hackett, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa.; grandchildren: Catherine-Amy Hackett and Robert Hackett, both of Augusta, Georgia, Meridith Hackett, of New York City, New York, Christopher Hackett and Benjamin Hackett, both of Point Marion, Pa. Friends are invited to join with the family for a Memorial Service in Shepard of the Hills Episcopal Church, Walnut Lane, Branson, Missouri, on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 11 a.m.

©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 3, 2007

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Stephen HACKETT, Sr. ( -1911)

Local Events of Years Ago

Thursday, March 2, 1911

   Stephen Hackett, Sr., died in the Uniontown Hospital where he had been taken with bronchitis and heart trouble.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 2, 1936, page 4, column 5


   Marcus Goldenburg, a native of Russia, Edward McGiven, a native of England, and Stephen Hackett, a native of Ireland, were naturalized.
Article continues concerning other area news.

The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 23, 1888, page 1, column 7

Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
   Came to America in 1881
   Parents–both born in Ireland
   Buried–Park Place cemetery Uniontown

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William P. HACKETT ( -1927)


   William P. Hackett, son of the late Stephen and Mary Hackett, died Sunday, April 3, 1927. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Moxley of Uniontown and Mrs. L. B. Callaghan, of Latrobe, and one brother, Stephen Hackett of Wheeling, W. Va. Short funeral services will be held in the Moxley home in Coolspring street, Wednesday morning, followed by additional services in St. John's R. C. church at 9:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 4, 1927, page 14, column 5

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Edgar Samuel HACKNEY Stone  (1867-1935)

Hackney Rites at
2:30 This Afternoon

   Funeral services for Edgar S. Hackney will be solemnized at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon, Saturday, November 9, 1935, in the family residence, 80 Morgantown street. Rev. Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church and Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be private in Oak Grove cemetery. Active pallbearers officiating will be: I. W. LaBurrer, James Whaley, Ottis P. Powell, Dr. C. H. Smith, Judge S. John Morrow, Dr. F. C. Robinson, Joseph Huby and Earl Areford.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 9, 1935, page 1, column 3


   Another citizen who has had an active part in the city’s development and welfare passes on. E. S. Hackney came from the farm. By initiative and enterprise he welded himself deeply into the community fabric. He was a man of the strictest integrity. His every interest was woven into his native county. And his every effort was devoted to the welfare and betterment of his native heath. He was quiet and unostentatious. A good citizen has passed on.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Saturday, November 9, 1935


   Death of Edgar S. Hackney removes one more of the business and financial leaders of Old Uniontown. Of his old associates in the former First National Bank, J. V. Thompson, Captain J. M. Hustead, I. W. Semans and J. Dawson Ruby have preceded him in death. Still alive, and for many years to come, it is hoped, are T. B. Semans and F. M. Semans. But Mr. Hackney’s passing removes still another of the personal landmarks of the growth of Uniontown from a village into a city. It seems as yesterday when this writer, then a young reporter, interviewed Mr. Hackney just after his purchase of $100,000 of First Liberty bonds at the outset of the financial war drives. In that interview he offered to repurchase at par after five years any bonds bought by small investors if the government issue should be impaired at all in market value. This fine gesture – pure patriotism – did more to stimulate the small bond buyers of Uniontown than anything else in the local campaigns. That’s just one small recollection of the long, busy, useful and splendid life of Edgar S. Hackney. It could be multiplied in varied form a thousand times. But there is no necessity for further comment, even in praise, to those who knew him. To them his memory will always live.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 9, 1935, page 4, column 1


Veteran Banker-Capitalist
Succumbs to Illness in
Hospital Last Night.

   After a protracted illness of complications, Edgar S. Hackney, widely known Uniontown banker, coal operator and financer, died late night at 9:30 o’clock in the Uniontown hospital. He was 78 years and six months old. Born in Menallen township, May 7, 1857, a son of Hiram Hamilton and Elizabeth Wyly Hackney, Mr. Hackney grew up on the farm and continued to love the country throughout his life in spite of amazing success in the field of business. He was educated in the public schools of New Salem and at Waynesburg college. At the age of 20 he entered the employ of the First National Bank of Uniontown as a teller. Twelve years later, in 1889, he was elected cashier of that bank, at that time the richest in the United States in point of surplus to capital. As a credit man he gained and maintained throughout the remainder of his life the distinction of being second to none in the state of Pennsylvania. His splendid record in the financial world was aided in a large degree by his continuous close application and attention to his business. Mr. Hackney, during his active life in the field of banking, was also a director of the National Deposit Bank of Brownsville; vice president of the Consolidated Connellsville Coke Company at one time the largest independent coking operation in the district; president of the Braddock Park Memorial Association; a member of the New York Society of Pennsylvania. He was a Republican in politics and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church.

   Mr. Hackney was twice married, his first wife, who died many years ago, being Miss Elisabeth Phillips. On June 13, 1895 he was married at Brownsville to Caroline McClurg Hogg, who survives him in their Morgantown street residence here, together with two sons, Edgar S. Hackney, Jr., and Hiram Hamilton Hackney. Funeral services will be held at the Hackney home in Morgantown street Saturday at 2:30 with the Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church. Pallbearers will included four men formerly associated with Mr. Hackney in the First National Bank, Ottis Powell, Dr. Charles H. Smith, I. Weston LaBarre, and James Whaley, D. F. C. Robinson, representing the deacons of the church, Judge S. John Morrow, representing the elders, and Earl S. Areford and Joe T. Ruby. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 8, 1935, page 1, column 3

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Hiram Hamilton HACKNEY Stone  (1822-1899)

Resolution of Respect.

   Minutes adopted by the board of Directors of the First National bank of Uniontown, Pa:

   First – That in the performance of his duties as a director he was ever prompt, safe and courteous; abounding in knowledge and full of information necessary for the apt performance of the duties that confronted him.

   Second – That his life exemplified a character of singular purity, a spirit of gentleness and kindness and an intellect of broad and vigorous scope, quick to see and enjoy the humorous side of life; he was unswerving in his devotions to a friend and just as unalterably antagonistic to anyone who would unbend his manhood to take an unfair or mean advantage. Public spirited and capable, the community has lost a good man, the church a faithful Christian member and his family a companion they can safely follow.

   Third – That we extend to his family our deep sympathy, our sincere condolence and thorough respect of every member of the board for the honest life and patient resignation of Hirman [sic] H. Hackney; and resolved, further, that these resolutions be sent to the family and published in papers of the town.

D. P. Gibson, } Com.
J. M. Hustead,
Wm. Hunt.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1899

Was a Pioneer Emigrant to
the California Gold Fields.

   Hiram H. Hackney, Esq., died at his home on Church street, Uniontown, Pa., at 9:50 p. m. Friday, February 17, 1899, form [sic] the effects of paralysis, after a long illness, in his 77th year. Hiram Hamilton Hackney, fourth son of John and Lydia (Sidwell) Hackney, deceased, was born November 9, 1822, in Menallen township, Fayette county, Pa. He was father of Hiram H. Hackney, Jr., teller of the Frist [sic] National bank of Atchison, who left for Union town last Tuesday. Deceased never lived in Atchison, but in 1849 crossed the river near here with a caravan on the way with ox teams bound for the gold fields of California. There were twelve young men in the company and they left Uniontown, Pa., on the first day of March of that year. They procured their trappings and supplies at St. Joseph, and were ninety-seven days en route before reaching Sutter’s fort. He was a banker, and an elder in the Uniontown Cumberland Presbyterian church. Other members of the family are: Mrs. Virginia Wyley Hudson of Lincoln, Ill.; Edgar Samuel, cashier of the First National bank, Uniontown, Pa.; Hiram Hamilton, Jr., assistant cashier of the First National bank, Atchison, Kan., and Dr. Jacob Sidwell of Uniontown, Pa. He is survived also by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Smith of Bartow, Fla. The second daughter, Miss Mary Frances, died on Thanksgiving day, 1874, at the Pittsburg Female college.

Local newspaper, Atchison, Kansas, February, 1899

Hiram H. Hackney, Esq., of Uniontown, Successful Business Man,
and for 33 Years a Director of the First National Bank – Was
One of the California Gold Hunters of ’49

   Hiram H. Hackney, Esq. died at his home on Church St., Uniontown, Pa, at 9:50 p. m., Friday, Feb. 17, 1899 from the effects of paralysis, after a long illness, in his 77th year. Hirman [sic] Hamilton Hackney, fourth son of John and Lydia (Sidwell) Hackney, deceased, was born November 9, 1822, in Menallen township, Fayette county, Pa. His ancestors on both sides were English Quakers and came to Pennsylvania from Virginia about 1750. He was fond of tracing his lineage back to the earliest Quaker settlers of America, the Hackneys having settled in Virginia near Jamestown about 1660. He very early showed signs of the great determination and strength of character which carried him through so many vicissitudes in later life. In those days educational advantages were for the few; but Mr. Hackney acquired what would be called even at this time a liberal education, being a graduate of old Madison college at Uniontown, Pa. At the age of 18 he started in the stock business for himself, driving his stock over the old National pike to Cumberland. From that time until disabled by sickness and age he was one of the principal stockmen of Fayette county.

   On March 1, 1849, a company of twelve young men with Joe Carey as cook and under the command of Norval H. Hellen, left Uniontown for the California gold fields. At what is now St. Joe, Missouri, they equipped themselves with ox teams and other necessary outfit and started across the great parairies [sic] to the Pacific coast. Owing to some disaffection in the company the command was turned over to Mr. Hackney before they had travelled far on their lonely and desolate journey. They were jast [sic] 97 days in reaching Sutter’s fort, then the outlying post of California. Mr. Hackney soon determined not to go to the mines as a miner, but instead bought miners’ supplies at Sacramento, and by pack mules carried them up the Yuba above Marysville and traded them to the miners for their “dust”. In Marysville be [sic] became acquainted with a young man by the name of Field, afterwards Justice Stephen J. Field of the supreme court of the United States. Their acquaintance ripened into friendship which lasted through life. In 1851 he returned from California. On Oct. 5, 1852, he married Elizabeth Wyly of Carmichaels, Greene county, Pa., a daughter of Jacob and Hannah (Way) Wyly, and sister of the late George S. Wyly of the Waynesburg bar). In 1855 he returned to California via the Isthmus of Panama and was gone about seven months. He had a remarkably tenacious memory, and was an entertaining and informing conversationalist, having been a close observer of men and things both at home and in his travels. He was associated with the late Hon. J.M. Thompson in the internal revenue service and for four years was United States general inspector of bonded ware houses with headquarters at Belle Vernon. He filled the office of justice of the peace in Menallen 47 years ago, and also served later as school director. He was an ardent unionist during the war and a staunch Republican from the foundation of the party. He was one of the original incorporators of the First National bank of Uniontown and was the last of them to join the great majority. He has been a director of the bank since 1866. He was an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian church at New Salem and never removed his letter nor withdrew his support from that congregation, though for some years past has been a resident of Uniontown. As a business man his integrity was unimpeachable, and as a friend he was unchangeable.

   He is survived by his wife and four children as follows: Mrs. Virginia Wyly Hudson of Lincoln, Ills; Edgar Samuel, cashier of the First National bank, Uniontown, Pa; Hiram Hamilton, Jr., assistant cashier of the First National bank, Atchison, Kansas; and Dr. Jacob Sidwell of Uniontown, Pa. He is survived also by one sister, Mrs. Hannah Smith of Bartow, Fla. The second daughter, Miss Mary Francis, died on Thanksgiving day, 1874, at the Pittsburg Female College. The funeral will be on Sunday at 2 p. m. Services at the late home, 38 West Church street, interment in Oak Grove.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 18, 1899

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Jacob Sidwell HACKNEY Stone  (1862-1933)


Widely Known Physician Had
Been Critically Ill for the Past
14 Months


   Dr. Jacob Sidwell Hackney, second oldest practicing physician in Uniontown, widely known throughout the state as a leader in his profession and outstanding citizen of Fayette county, passed away at his home in West Church street at 1 o’clock this morning, November 9, 1933. Death follows an illness of a critical nature extending over the past 14 months during which time his gallant battle against overwhelming odds and his inspiring courage and good cheer were the marvel of his friends and associates.

   Dr. Hackney long had been actively affiliated with professional, civic and fraternal affairs of the community of which he was an outstanding citizen, in early January, 1924, he published “A History of the Medical Profession of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, together with a medical biography of most of the physicians who have practiced their professions within the county since the earliest settlements.” The volume attracted widespread commendation throughout the state, especially in the profession, for its able preparation and presentation. The introduction to this volume, by Dr. James B. Ewing, was significant in its tribute to the author of whom Dr. Ewing said: “To do this work creditably to the society, required a man of large acquaintance of men and physicians, a careful observer, a tireless worker, one who had his heart in the object to be attained and sure that his conclusions were entirely correct. Such a man was found. I have the pleasure of introducing Dr. Jacob Sidwell Hackney.” Another evidence of this man is his dedication of the book:

   “From the earliest dawn of history when men have performed mighty and valorous deeds they have been proclaimed as heros, and their names and deeds have been preserved in stone and bronze, in song and poetry.

   “There are heroes all around us who are daily perforning and doing mighty deeds in the practice of their profession, that of medicine.

   “It is the object of this little book to preserve, in a small degree, the names of the physicians of this county for future generations that our children’s children to the Nth generation may know something of the men who have gone before.

   “They were heroes who devoted their strength, their talents and their lives to the alleviation of their fellow men. It is to these men that this work is dedicated.”

   Dr. Hackney was dedicating his volume to his fellows in the medical profession. But how applicable to the man himself! Dr. Hackney contributed much to his profession and to those dependent upon him as physician, wise counselor and friendly helper. He also contributed much in research as his associates are so well aware.

   Dr. Hackney was born in Menallen township, near New Salem, May 4, 1862. He obtained his early education in the public schools at New Salem, the California, Pa., State Normal school and at Mount Union college at Alliance, O. In 1882, he entered the office of Dr. Smith Fuller, Sr., of Uniontown, for the study of medicine. He then attended lectures at Jefferson Medical college from which he was graduated with the class of 1885. The following year he served as an interne in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. In 1896 he located in Uniontown for the general practice of medicine. He continually had his office and residence at the Hackney home, 36 West Church street, where death summoned him from a life of useful labor early this morning. Dr. Hackney was a member of the County, State and American Medical Associations, having served as President and also Secretary of the Fayette County Medical Society for many years. Dr. Hackney was one of the founders of the Uniontown Hospital and trustees. He was also one of the original members of the staff. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and long an elder of the Third Presbyterian church of Uniontown. On June 7, 1887, Dr. Hackney was married to Miss Anna M. Eastman of Merrittstown, a daughter of the late Dr. Henry Eastman of that place. Surviving in addition to the widow are the following children: Mrs. W. J. Davidson of Connellsville, Mrs. W. W. Tanney of Detroit, Attorney H. Eastman Hackney of Uniontown and J. S. Hackney, Jr., of Point Marion. One sister, Mrs. E. H. Hudson, of Newton, Kas., and two brothers, E. S. Hackney of Uniontown, and H. H. Hackney, of Atchison, Kas., also survive. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 9, 1933, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 4, column 5

Dr. Jacob Sidwell Hackney

   Members of the medical fraternity bear a profound responsibility in the lives of humankind, subscribing, in their falling, pledges extending far beyond ordinary limits of professional sacrifice and service. Dr. Jacob Sidwell Hackney not only pledged but conscientiously lived the highest ideals of medicine. The fraternity which honored him and to which he brought rare distinction is bereft of an associate, friend and wise counselor. The community in which he lived loses an outstanding citizen who carried high the torch of pioneering, rugged devotion to the common weal. Dedicating his notable volume of Fayette county medical history, Dr. Hackney in 1924 wrote of his fellows:

   They were heroes who devoted their strength, their talents and their lives to the alleviation of their fellow men. That, today, in honored death, is the tribute his professional associates and the community which he served so well voice of him in sincerest eulogium out of the living memories of intimate fellowship.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 10, 1933, page 8, column 1

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bullet James H. HACKNEY died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

James H. Hackney, a lifelong resident of Luzerne township, died Thursday at 11:15 pm at the home of his daughter, Mrs Harry Broadwater at Isabella, from a complication of diseases. He was 77 years old, having been born  November 18, 1854.  Mr Hackney was a son of the late John G. and Mary E. Hackney.  He is survived by three sons by a first wife and four daughters by his second wife. Mr Hackney  had been engaged in farming most of his life, having retired in recent years.  Funeral services will take place Sunday afternoon.  The services will start at the home of a son,   William G. Hackney at Isabella at 2:o'clock and be continued in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church by the Rev R. C. VanEman.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  copied from the archives at the Uniontown Library- dated Jan 15, 1932 and Jan 16, 1932.

Ruth M. HACKNEY ( -1929)


   Miss Ruth M Hackney, 28 years old, of Uniontown, died Wednesday, June 5 at the Uniontown Hospital of uremic poisoning superinduced by ptomaine poisoning. She was taken ill suddenly Tuesday morning while teaching at the Lemont school. After her removal home her condition was found to be serious and she was rushed to the hospital where she died a few hours later. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church and a member of the Dorcas Class of the Third Presbyterian Church, Uniontown. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters, John C Hackney of East Millsboro, Mrs. Blanche Funk of East Palestine, Ohio, Mrs Mildred Henshaw of Uniontown and Charles A. and Harry E. at home.

The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 13, 1929, page 6, column 5

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Samuel H. HACKNEY Stone  (1883-1942)

HACKNEY, SAMUEL H., aged 59 years, died Wednesday morning at his home, 40 Murphy Street, after a long illness. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Elizabeth Emery Hackney; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Jones; a step daughter, Mrs. Emily McGee of Uniontown; also one sister, Mrs. James Mulligan of this city, and two brothers, George A. Hackney of Uniontown and James Hackney of Brier Hill, and seven grandchildren. Funeral will be held at the home of his father-in-law, Francis Emery, 243 Dixon Blvd, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Earl P. Confer of the Central Christian Church, officiating, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of J. Harry Johnston and Sons. Friends received at the residence after 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 17, 1942, page 8, column 7

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

Mrs. Veronica Hadala, 46, died at 5:02 Thursday afternoon in Uniontown hospital following an extended illness.
Surviving are her husband, Andrew Hadala, House 64, Continental No. 1; and the following children:  Mary, at home, Alice and Victoria Hadala, New York City; Caroline, Andrew, Jr., Martin, Frank, Elizabeth, all at home; two brothers, Paul Bonier, Continental No. 1; Julius Bonier, Detroit, Mich.; and her mother, Mrs. Mary Bonier, of Uniontown.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

HADDEN-On Sunday the 20th Instant, at Waynesville, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Hadden, wife of John M. Hadden, formerly of this place aged 69 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Sept. 24, 1863.

Florinda Haymaker HADDEN ( -1864)

HADDEN— In this place, on the 13th inst., Florinda Haymaker, wife of John M. Hadden, aged 24 years. In her last illness, which was a long continuance, the deceased was a great sufferer. She bore her lot, however, with exemplary patience, and by the power of Christian faith was enabled to meet death as a friend, and meekly committing her husband and child, as well as her own soul, into the hand of God, and go hence rejoicing in the hope of a better home in Heaven.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, July 21, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 24, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart

bullet Miles HADDEN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

Standard Aug 24, 1931 Miles Hadden is Laid to Rest in Columbus, Ohio
Funeral services for Miles Hadden, aged 26 , who died last Tuesday at his home, 349 Nashoba avenue, Columbus, O., were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Holl Crest Baptist church. Mr. Hadden joined the U.S. Navy in 1924 and served four years. He served three years on the S.S. Cincinnati and the last year on the S.S. Raleigh, which was stationed off the coast of Cuba. Mr. Hadden's grandfather, the late Joseph M. Hadden, was paymaster's clerk under Admiral Farragut and served four years in the navy during the Civil war on the Hartford and the Louisville. Lieut. William A. Hadden, Hadden's great-uncle, was in the navy for about three years, having died at the Brooklyn navy-yard, New York. Lieut. Hadden was a personal friend of Admiral Dewey and was with General Grant when he made his trip around the world. Surviving Mr. Hadden are his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Hadden; a brother, Joseph M. Hadden and four sisters, Miss Pauline Hadden, Mrs. Louise Gaa, Mrs. Jane Huston and Mrs. Elizabeth Litty. Burial was to be in Memorial Burial Park.

Orilla Jean Hanna HADDIX ( -2012)

Orilla Jean
(Hanna) Haddix

   Orilla Jean (Hanna) Haddix, 83, of Farmington, formerly of West Mifflin and Somerset, Pa., passed on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer “Bud” Haddix, in 2004. Orilla is survived by her son Kenneth Haddix of Conneaut Lake; her daughter, Patricia Phillips of West Mifflin; grandchildren: Taylor Haddix, Nicole Phillips and Jennifer Phillips; a brother, Robert Hanna of Pleasant Hills, Pa.; and sister, Patricia Warren of Farmington, Pa. Friends will be received today (Sunday, June 24) from 2 until 5 p.m.; the hour of the Service at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 555 Tayman Avenue, Somerset PA 15501 (814.445.6900). Interment at Somerset County Memorial Park. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be set to www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 24, 2012, page A4

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Helen HADELLA ( -1938)


   Mrs. Helen Hadella, aged 26, died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon, July 21, 1938, at the home in House 158 at Orient, after a several months’ illness. Surviving are the husband, Anthony, and a half sister and brother. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the family home. Rev. R. G. Manley will officiate and burial will be in Acklin cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 23, 1938, page 12, column 2

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bullet Mrs. Frank HAESELER obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Haddon Heights, N. J., for Mrs. Frank Haeseler, who died Friday morning in her home, 210 Third avenue, Haddon Heights, at the age of 94 years.  She was the mother of Mrs. Maude Haeseler Gay, formerly of this city, and Mrs. Emily Haeseler Cunningham, Haddon Heights, and was known to many friends here through visits to the Gays during their Uniontown residence. Death followed a two weeks' illness brought on by a heart condition, Mrs. Haeseler up until that time having been in good health and exceptionally active for her age.
A cablegram was dispatched to Mrs. Cunningham, who was traveling abroad with her husband, advising of her mother's serious illness, and sailing at once she was able to arrive at home a few hours before her mother's death. Surviving in addition to the two daughters, are six grandchildren, Mrs. Tyree VanHorne, the former Margaret Gay, of West Point; Carolyn Gay, New York; Selwyn Gay, Tenafly, N. J.; Mrs. Betty Cunningham, Haddenfield, N. J.; and Frederick Cunningham, New York; and two great grandchildren, Patty Gay and Jackie Cunningham.
Funeral services will be conducted in the home, according to work received by friends here Saturday.  Burial will be in the Camden cemetery.

Marguerite Cadwell HAFTMAN (1926-1995)

Marguerite Haftman

   Marguerite Cadwell Haftman, 68, of 303 Isabella Ave., North Charleroi, who was a former resident of Brownsville, died Sunday, Feb. 26, in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. She is survived by her husband, Edward John Haftman; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Haftman of Charleroi; two sons, Timothy John Haftman of Charleroi and Thomas Edward Haftman of Florida; two sisters, Audrey Fazekas of California state and Martha Rodgers of Virginia; three brothers, Richard Cadwell of California state, Ernest Cadwell Jr. of Spring Church, and Darrel Cadwell of Pennsylvania; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Friends were received at the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home, 40 Second Street Extension, Donora.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 8, 1926
   Died—– February 26, 1995

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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Caroline HAGAN ( -1968)

HAGAN, CAROLINE— Age 75 years, of 258 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday, March 2, 1968, at 8:02 p.m. She was a member of the Hope Chapel, Leith, Pa. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Josephine Lewellen, Uledi, Pa.; one brother, Ray Hagan, Uniontown; two nieces, Mrs. Ida Minerd, Uniontown and Mrs. Grace Hyatt, Hyndman, PA. Friends are being received at the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main Street, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, until 10 a.m. and in the Methodist Church, Revere, Pa., Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev Freeman Stanton and Rev. Ruth Masako will officiate. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 4, 1968, page 17, column 7

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bullet Charles Edgar HAGAN died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Charles Edgar Hagan, aged 84 years, died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 4, 1933, in his home at 363 North Gallatin avenue.  During August of last year Mr. Hagan entered the Edgar Hines Junior Hospital, Chicago, where he submitted to a course of treatment, returning her in October.  On November 10 he became bedfast.
Mr. Hagan was a lifelong resident of Uniontown having been born August 22, 1898.  Since returning from service with the U. S. Army during the World war, he followed the plumbing trade in the employ of Wilson & McCoy.  He was a graduate of St. John's parochial school and a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish.
On September 1, 1920, he was married to Miss Mary C. Hanion, who survives together with three children, Charles, Jr., Catherine and Jack, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hagan and one brother, James of Uniontown, and four sisters, Misses Helene, Olive, Mary and Margaret Hagan, all of Bloomfield, N. J.
Funeral ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Genius newspaper)

James HAGAN ( -1871)


  HAGAN— Monday, March the 6th, of consumption, James Hagan, aged 83.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 9, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 9, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart

John HAGAN, Jr. ( -1863)


HAGAN— At his residence, in Smithfield, Pa., on the 7th of August ’63, Mr. John Hagan, Jr., in the 48th year of his age. He was an agreeable Christian gentleman, well known and highly respected in this and the adjoining county. He leaves a large family, (three sons in the army,) a bereaved widow and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. May our Heavenly Father support and console his widow, and the dear fatherless children in this hour of sad bereavement.    B.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, August 20, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 28, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart

Merchant Springer HAGAN ( -1871)


HAGAN— February __, Merchant Springer, son of William Hagan, aged one year and two months.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 23, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 7, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart

Harrison H. HAGANS (1835-1870)

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

A SAD CASE OF DROWNING— On Tuesday, the 18th inst., the sad intelligence of the drowning, on the day before, of Rev. Harrison H. Hagans, in the Muskingum River about half a mile below Duncan’s Falls, Ohio, was telegraphed to his father and friends in this place. Mr. M. B. Hagans, brother of the deceased left on the noon train for the scene of the accident, and on Friday last the body of the drowned man reached this place, and was followed to its last resting place in our beautiful new Cemetery on Saturday by a large concourse of relations and sympathizing friends.

   It appears that the deceased in company with a Rev. Mr. Fulton, a Presbyterian Minister, was returning on horseback from a meeting at Chandlersville, and the waters being very high they were compelled to take a road along the River which for some distance is formed by a high embankment thrown up. The water was over this embankment and the passage was dangerous. Bur Mr. Fulton being perfectly familiar with the passage said he could pilot them safely through. He accordingly took the lead, the deceased following closely. When about half way along the embankment, Mr. Fulton heard a splashing in the water behind and looking back saw the deceased and horse in the water, the former clinging to a stump, while the horse was attempting to clamber up the embankment. Mr. Fulton hurried to shore and got a plank and returned to the assistance of the imperiled man, but before he could reach him he was swept from the stump and soon disappeared ender the whirling waters. The body was recovered at 10 o’clock the same night.

   The deceased was born at Somerfield, Somerset county, Pa., May 27, 1835 and was consequently 34 years, 7 months, and 21 days old. He served four years in the Army during the late war and rose from Quarter Master Sargent to the rank of Captain in Co. G., 1st West Virginia Cavalry. He was a young man of more than ordinary ability, and was universally respected by all who knew him. He joined the Pittsburgh Conference M. D. Church at its session in March 1869, and was appointed to Duncan’s Falls, Circuit, Ohio, where he has since labored with great zeal and abundant success. He was highly

Remainder of article is missing.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January, 1870

Contributed by Roy Lockart

bullet Matilda Bullard HAGANS died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Matilda Bullard Hagans, 77, of Kingwood, W. Va., was fatally hurt the early part of this week when crushed under a piano which she was endeavoring to move.  She and her maid were alone in the house at the time the accident occurred.
Mrs. Hagans was a sister of the late Kenneth Hagans and was accustomed to visit each fall with her sister-in-law at 139 South Mt. Vernon avenue.  She was well known here.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the family residence with burial in the Kingwood cemetery.
(Standard - October 1, 1932)

John R. HAGAR (1944-1996)

John R. Hager

   John R. Hager, 51, of Brownsville died Thursday, April 12, in Brownsville General Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Mary Kara Hagar of Brownsville, his wife, Sandra Pierce Hagar, two sons, Keith Hagar and Jason Hagar both of Hiller, two brothers, Ronald Hagar of Lancaster, Calif., and Donald Hagar of Brownsville, and a sister, Ruth Hagar Judd of McAlester, Okla. Private funeral arrangements are under direction of the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 23, 1944
   Died—– April 11, 1996

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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