Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Mary BABINETZ ( -1935)

Mary Babinetz

   Mary Babinetz, aged eight years and nine months, died at 3:35 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 1935, in the Cresson State Sanatorium. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Babinetz of New Salem and two brothers, George and Michael. Her father, Michael Babinetz, preceded her in death in February, 1927. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 8, 1935, page 10, column 2


BABINETZ SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mary Babinetz will be conducted Sunday. Brief services in the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna Babinetz, at New Salem, at 2 o’clock will be followed by additional rites in Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic church. In charge of Rev. Fr. M. M. Czap. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 9, 1935, page 9, column 7

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John BABUSCAK ( -1963)

BABUSCAK, JOHN (PJ)— Aged 53, Lemont Furnace, died Friday, April 5, 1963, at 4:15 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two sons, John, Cleveland, O.; Robert, at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Andrew, Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Stronko, Hopwood. He was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union, branch 214. Friends will be received after 2 p.m., Sunday in the Haky Funeral Home, 130 W. Fayette Rt., until Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. St. Cecelia’s Holy Name Society will meet Sunday evening at 8 o’clock to recite the Rosary.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 6, 1963, page 9, column 6

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Darlene Doris Farrier BABYAK (1946-2012)

Darlene Doris (Farrier) Babyak

   Darlene Doris (Farrier) Babyak, age 65, of Masontown, Pa., died at home on Friday, September 14, 2012. She was born May 06, 1946 in Masontown, Pa. Darlene was a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Farrier Jr. and Margaret (Channing) Farrier; two brothers, Edward Farrier and Robert Farrier; and a sister, Elaine Means. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Michael D. Babyak; a very loving sister Dolores Robinson and her husband Robert of Masontown, Pa.; a very special nephew, James Smitley of Masontown, Pa.; sister-in-law, Maureen Ulery of Carmichaels, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and two special cousins: Sharon and Nancy. Friends will be received in BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the MASONTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, South Main and Cross Street, from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Reverend Chuck Prevot and Reverend Scott Teets officiating. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses of Amedisys Hospice for the tender loving care that they gave to Darlene.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, September 16, 2012

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Elizabeth Malago BACA ( -2000)

   Elizabeth Louise "Dolly" Malago Baca, 56, of Crabtree, who was born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, as a result of complications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. She is survived by her husband, Santo Baca; daughters: Sandra and husband Harry Murtha of Greensburg, Pa., and Michelle Baca of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughters who were named after her: Kristen Elizabeth Murtha and Rachel Louise Murtha; brothers: Albert Malago Jr. and wife, Janet, of Manor, Pa., Ron Malago of Greensburg, Pa., and Richard Malago of Canfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, October 8, 2000

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Ida BACA (-1954)

Mrs. Ida Baca, 80, died at her home at Youngstown, Friday morning. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church there, Polish Women's Alliance of America and the First Catholic Slovak Union.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 2

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Henry L. BACAN (1925-2010)

   Henry L. Bacan, age 84, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania died 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010 in the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He was born May 31, 1925 in Gates, German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania the son of Steve Bacan and Mary Miner Bacan. Mr. Bacan attended German Township Elementary and High School and served with the United States Army during World War II in South Pacific. He worked at United States Steel Corporation's Robena Mine first as a Laborer and later as an Assistant Mine Foreman until his retirement. While at the Robena Mine, Mr. Bacan served on the Mine Rescue Team and was awarded a momento for honorable service at the Robena 3 Mine disaster on December 6, 1962. After retirement from the Robena Mine, he attended the National Mining Academy in Beckely, West Virginia, and became certified as a Federal Mine Inspector, a position he held for ten years. Mr. Bacan also operated Bacan's Garage in Carmichaels for a number of years. Mr. Bacan was a past President of the now discontinued Solid Waste Authority of Greene County; a 31-year member, past President and 1996-1997 "Lion of the Year" of the Carmichaels Lions Club; and former Director of the King Coal Association. He served 32 years on the Carmichaels Area Board of Education and as the Board President for several years. On October 16, 1995, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Pennsylvania School Board Association for his years of service. Mr. Bacan was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 in Masontown, Pa., and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels where he served as an usher and taught Sunday School.

   On April 15, 1948, Henry married Betty Delaney. She died December 30, 1997. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Louise Russo and her husband Ronald, Carmichaels; a son, Stephen E. Bacan and his wife Eileen of Haymarket, Virginia; seven grandchildren: Tricia A. Lohr and husband Jason, Tom Ricco and wife Carrie, Jeffrey Russo and his wife Marianne, Renee Caldwell and husband Chad, Tim Bacan, Stephen Bacan and his wife Cherie, and Erin Bacan; several great grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Horvat of Uniontown, Pa.; a son-in- law, Frank Ricco Jr., Carmichaels; several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a daughter, Judith A. Ricco; two brothers: Joseph Bacan and Edward Bacan, and his parents.

   Family and friends will be welcomed today from Noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME (724-966-5500), Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2010 at the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Carmichaels. Rev. Bruce R. Judy will officiate. Entombment will follow at the mausoleum at Greene County Memorial Park with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4584 according Military Honors.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Justin P. BACCINO (1976-2004)

   Justin P. Baccino, 28, of Perryopolis, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va. He was born July 28, 1976, at Uniontown, Pa., son of Charles P. and Theresa B. Trenn Baccino of Perryopolis. Justin was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Sons of Italy Lodge 730 and The Moose Lodge 092, all of Perryopolis. He was a member of IBEW Local No. 5 of Pittsburgh. Also, Justin was a member of WERA (Supersport Bikes) Association of Georgia. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Charles C. Baccino and wife, Dana of Perryopolis, Pa.; two nephews, Ian and Brayden Baccino; paternal great-grandmother, Augusta R. Graham of Perryopolis, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Trenn of Force, Pa.; and his girlfriend, Christine Gantner of Vanderbilt, Pa. Justine was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, David and Dolores Baccino and maternal grandfather, Frank Trenn. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, on Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Fr. John T. Euker as Celebrant. Interment will be private. A Wake Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., in the funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 28, 2004

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Mildred G. Lancy BACIAK ( -2010)

Mildred G. Lancy Baciak, 92, retired Clerk (Ekves Service Center), enjoyed participating in family activities, died on Friday, August 6, 2010.

Survivors: husband, John W. Baciak; children: William E. Baciak, Judith Petix (Lewis); grandchildren: William J. Baciak, Jason Baciak, Peri Sorenson (Mat), Luann Petix, Jessica Rotolo (Joe); great grandchildren Cierra Sorenson Cole Sorenson, Ava Rotolo; sister, Mary Bellotti; step sisters: Carmine Litivin, Marlene Haddick, Stella Loudon, Judy Kayser; step brother, Bill Lancy; nieces and nephews.

Viewing: today 1-4 & 6-8 and Monday (August 8) until Noon, GREENLEE, Bentleyville, Pa


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

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Dorothy E. Potocar BACKSTROM (1925-2010)

   Dorothy E. (Potocar) Backstrom, 84, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Uniontown Hospital. Born on April 29, 1925 in Fairchance, Pennsylvania Dorothy was the daughter of Jacob Potocar and Susan (Kollar) Potocar. Dorothy was retired from Rockwell International where she was a Meter Inspector for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Charles O. Backstrom in 1988; and three brothers: Steve Potocar, John Potocar and Matthew Potocar. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Edward J. Potocar of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pennsylvania today (Tuesday) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Father John Joseph Gonchar, O.F.M., officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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bullet Grace P. BACON died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(23)

Word has reached Uniontown and Fayette county telling of the death, Christmas morning, in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, of Grace P. Bacon, nutrition specialist, of State college.  She died following an automobile accident.

Miss Bacon was well and most favorably known here having been in the county a number of times in connection with 4-H Club work.

Speaking of her, M.S. McDowell, state director of farm extension work said:

“Miss Bacon’s splendid character, her cheery smile, her unswerving loyalty, her broad sympathy and understanding, her willingness to give herself unstintedly to help wherever there was need endeared her to all of us.

We pay tribute to her memory, knowing full well that her going leaves not only a vacancy in our organization but a void in our hearts which cannot be filled.”

Genius 1/5/35


J. H. BACON ( -1931)

SALES MANAGER DIES

   Executives and employees of the Richmond Radiator Company today mourned the loss of one of their numbers, J. H. Bacon, district sales manager, who died Wednesday in Mt. Sinai hospital, Cleveland, where he had been taken for an operation. Mr. Bacon had been connected with the Richmond Company for the last eight years and was regarded as one of the leaders of the industry. He was 55 years of age and is survived by his wife and two children. The family resides at 12479 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights. Word of the death reached Uniontown Thursday morning. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the funeral parlors of William Abel & Son, 15317 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Mr. Bacon visited Uniontown last March 18th on the occasion of the annual sales convention of the company held in the White Swan hotel.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 10, 1931, page 9, column 2

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Mira BADOVINAC (1926-2012)

HARRISBURG
Mira Badovinac

Mira Badovinac, age 86, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012. She was born on February 18, 1926 a daughter of Paul and Anna (Segedi) Gvozdanovic. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Rev. Marko Badovinac. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Ann Paris, Vera Kocan and husband Richard, Myra Harim and husband Joseph, John Badovinac and wife Missy, Patti Biggs and husband Brian; 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and her sister Vesna Mikulec. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 603 North Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, Pa. today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday June 28, 2012 until 9:15 a.m. when the Panachida will be held in the funeral home chapel. A Divine Liturgy will follow in St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Joseph Kapusnak as Celebrant. A Parastas service will be held today at 7:30 p.m. Private Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Leisenring, Pa. In lieu of flowers, Liturgy offerings should be made to St. Stephen’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, page B3

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Charles L. BAER (1875-1950)

Charles L Baer, 75,
Former Mine Supply Plant Manager Dies

A veteran employee of the Connellsville, Manufacturing and Mine Supply Company and its general manager until his retirement last June passed away early today.

Charles L Baer, 75, of 319 South Ninth Street, died at his home at 2:40 o'clock this morning. He was apparently in good health until taken ill Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Baer was with the local company 45 years, beginning service as a mechanic. He was a charter member of the Greenwood Methodist Church and a member of the church board and the Modern Woodsmen Club. He was born at Lemont Furnace January 20, 1875 the son of Lewis and Josephine Baer, coming to Connellsville in 1905.

Surviving are his widow Elizabeth Leckeney Baer; two daughters Mrs. Paul Williams, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Roy C Maize of Montgomery, AL; one son at home, Earl L; four sisters, Mrs. Theresa Kerchner, Mrs. Cora Scott, and Mrs. Roberta Jones of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Ruth Hetrick of Butler, and two brothers, Harry of Pittsburgh and William of Dunbar.

The body will be taken to the late home at 6 o'clock this evening where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Blossom M. Lenhart, his pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 23, 1950, page 1 column 6

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Charles W. BAER (1923-2000)

BAER, CHARLES W. — Age 77, of Connellsville, a graduate of Ramsey High School in Mt. Pleasant, Class of 1942. Former operator the Fayette County Snack Bar for 32 years. In 1965 he was elected to the Office Of Democratic Jury Commissioner, an office he held for 18 years. In 1983 he was elected as Fayette County Clerk of the Court, an office he held for eight years.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–June 8, 1923, Morgantown, WV
   Died–October 22, 2000, Connellsville
   Father–Theodore Baer
   Mother–Martha Nelson Baer Weckerly
   Spouse–Elva Jean Snowden Baer
   Children–Charlette Jean Baer Keller, Patricia Lynn Baer Richter


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

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Mrs. Daniel BAER ( -1931)

MRS. DANIEL BAER

   Mrs. Daniel Baer, aged 42, died in Cresson sanitarium, Thursday, where she has been an invalid for a number of years. Mrs. Baer resided with her husband at Dunlaps Works, but prior to that time lived most of her life at Locust Hill. She is survived by five children and her husband. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 4, 1931, page 9, column 5

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David Johnson BAER (1854-1935)

DAVID J. BAER

   David Johnson Baer, aged 81 years, 11 months, a son of the late Josiah and Barbara Johnson Baer, died at his home in Masontown Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 1935, at 3:50 o'clock following a lingering illness of complications. He was born in Nicholson township August 22, 1854, and had resided in Masontown for many years, being one of the best known and respected citizens of that community. His wife, Martha Ann Campbell Baer preceded him in death three years. He is survived by the following children; Mrs. Robert G. Ramsey, of Carmichaels; Charles Robert Baer, Uniontown; Mrs. Mary E. Ebner, Williamstown, N. J.; Mrs. Andrew Miller, Canonsburg; and Mrs. Joseph V. Swift, Masontown, and the following brothers and sisters; John H., Jacob A., and William T., of Uniontown; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brashear and Mrs. Frank Cuppett, also of Uniontown, and Alpheus Baer of Masontown. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Following brief services at the house, additional services will be held at 2:30 p.m. In the Brethren church, Masontown. Burial in Greendale cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 3, 1935, page 9, column 7

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Donald E. BAER Stone  (1895-1975)

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BAER, DONALD E.— Age 80 years of R. D. 3, Smithfield, died Saturday, December 13, 1975 at 12:40 a.m. in the Greene County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Smithfield on July 25, 1895, a son of the late Hattie Hibbs and John Baer. He was a member of the Smithfield United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in France, and a retired Railroader, and a member of International Brotherhood of Fireman and Oilers. He is survived by three sisters: Maude Baer of Smithfield, Mrs. Mabel Ference of Connellsville, Mrs. Blanche Freeman of Pittsburgh, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the John F. Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, today until 2 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Richard Downing officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Mariah Baptist Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the VFW Post 47.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 16, 1975, page 20, column 6

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bullet Donald Rae BAER died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Donald Rae Baer, aged one year, five months, 21 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Baer of House 54, Ralph, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, February 16, 1937, following an illness of bronchial pneumonia.
Surviving in addition to his parents are the following brothers and sisters: Charles, Evelyn Marie, Pauline and Clarence Henry.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - Feb. 17, 1937)


Elizabeth Ann Seiler BAER (1884-1932)

   Elizabeth Ann Seiler Baer, of 43 Prospect Street, died, December 10, 1932, in the Uniontown Hospital, at the age of 48 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was born September 9, 1884. Surviving are three children; J. Roy, Mary Etta and Fred W. Baer, all of Uniontown. Also surviving are three brothers, John and Samuel Seiler, of Uniontown, and Charles Seiler of Cleveland, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Seiler Carazola of Uniontown and Mrs. Mary Gandee of Uniontown.


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

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Ella BAER (1874-1957)

MRS. W. H. BAER

Mrs. W.H. (Ella) Baer, 82, of 209 West Washington Avenue, died at Connellsville State Hospital at 1:25 p.m., Thursday where she was admitted Monday after a cerebral hemmorhage. She was born in South Connellsville Oct. 8, 1874, the daughter of Edward and Hannah Brierly Collins. She lived in this vicinity all of her life and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She leaves her husband; a son, Roland of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Leona) Schmitz of Erie and Mrs. W.F. (Ruth) Albrecht of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, George of Lorain Ohio and Frank of South Connellsville, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Tissue of South Connellsville.

The body will be at the Brooks funeral home at 7 o'clock tonight where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev H. Whal Pfeifer officiating. Burial will be made at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 22, 1957, page 2, column 6

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Flora Bell BAER (1886-1900)

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

Flora Bell Baer

White, female, 14 years old, of Mt. Vernon Avenue
   Cause of death–Sick 1 year, cause unknown
   Born–1886, Uniontown
   Died–April 7, 1900
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery
   Father–John H. Baer
   Mother–Anna Baer


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 22, line 639

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Gertrude Doppelhauer BAER (1905-1999)

BAER, GERTRUDE DOPPELHAUER — AGE 93, of Connellsville, died in Lafayette Manor Nursing Home, February 8, 1999. A graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1927, and a graduate of Greensburg School of Nursing. Born March 25, 1905, a daughter of Henry F. Doppelhauer and Christine E. Brinkman Doppelhauer. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connellsville, she was employed by Westmoreland Medical Hospital and Connellsville Hospital. She also did private duty in the Connellsville area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Baer, in 1976. Surviving are three children, Robert Baer, William H. Baer and Donald E. Baer. She and her husband were owners and operators of Baer's Dairy Bar in Dawson for many years. Interment at Pennsville, Green Ridge Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February, 1999

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Gertrude C. Walchesky BAER (1910-1996)

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

  Gertrude C. Walchesky Baer, Age 85, of Browns Mills, N.J., born November 18, 1910, died, April 6, 1996, while visiting her daughter in Apollo Beach, Fl. She was married to Joseph C Baer, and had the following children: Edwin C., Ronald, Alberta Baer Barns and James Baer. She was the daughter of Charles and Susanna Walchesky.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, April, 1996

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Harriet Josephine BAER (1852-1945)

MRS. HARRIET J. BAER

   Mrs. Harriet Josephine Baer, 92 years old, widow of Louis Baer and one of the most widely known residents of Dunbar, died Friday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Jones of 1634 Laketon road, Wilkinsburg, where she had spent the past month. She had not been so well and a week ago Thursday, pneumonia developed. Her maiden name was Jeffries and she was born October 26, 1852. Residing at Dunbar for many years she was believed to be the oldest woman in that community. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Dunbar, and the Women's Society of Christian Service of that church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. N. M. Scott of Wheatland, Mrs. L. E. Kerchner of Black Ridge road, Wilkinsburg, Mrs. B. D. Hetrick of Butler and Mrs. S. H. Jones of Laketon road, Wilkinsburg, and three sons, Charles L. Baer and W. A. Baer of Connellsville and Harry L. Baer of Dormont, Pittsburgh. A sister, Mrs. Henry J Shumaker of West Side, Connellsville, 26 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild also survive. Mr. Baer died 16 years ago. The body was removed by Funeral Director J. T. Burhans of Dunbar to Mrs. Baer's home where the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. O. G. Cook, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church at Dunbar, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 17, 1945, page 2, column 3

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bullet Homer G. BAER died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2) (19)

Homer G. Baer, 31 years old, former West Penn employe, died in the Pittsburgh Hospital Monday morning, September 13, 1937, after an illness of fifteen months, due to complications.
The body was returned to Connellsville by Funeral Director John H. D. Sibel, prepared for burial and taken to the home of Mack Mickey, 715 Snyder street, Connellsville, where funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by a full service at Trinity Reformed church at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. R. E. Shober of Frederick, Md., Former pastor of the church, officiated.  Burial was made in Dickerson Run Union cemetery.
Mr. Baer was born at Gormania, W. Va., and had lived in Connellsville since October 1928, and was employed as service man for the West Penn Power Company.
His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Mickey Baer, and two stepchildren, Thomas Francis and Florence Elizabeth Filburn; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Baer of Gormania, W.Va. and several brothers and sisters.
_____________________

The funeral service for Homer G. Baer who died on September 13 was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mack Mickey.  Burial was made in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lindley Rahl,  Kenneth Stout, Arthur Rowan,  Earl Dowden, Donald Heffley and  Harold Huey.  The service was largely attended.  
Daily Courier, Friday 9-17-1937, page 6


Irminnie Riffle BAER ( -1952)

MRS. IRMINNIE BAER

   Mrs. Irminnie Riffle Baer, 82, of German township, died at her home, near Masontown, at 6 o’clock Thursday morning.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 23, 1952, page 2, column 8

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Iva Coffman Leapline BAER (1882-1951)

BAER, IVA LEAPLINE— Aged 69 years, died at her home at Dunbar, Sunday evening, December 9, 1951 at 9:20 o’clock following a lingering illness. She was born in Dunbar, February 25, 1882, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emily Coffman. She was a member of the Dunbar D of A Council, the First Baptist Church and the Stewart Bible Class of that church. Surviving are her husband, William A. Baer, four daughters, Mrs. Elva McDowell, Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Violet Kuster, Jeanette, Pa., Mrs. Rudy Hardy and Mrs. Emily Bigley, both of Dunbar, five sons, David Leapline, Massillon, Ohio, and Lester, Wilbert, Henry and Charles, all of Dunbar, thirty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, also two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Crowder, Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Jasper Darnell of Dunbar, and three brothers, Gordon Coffman of Dunbar and Ernest and Roderick, both of Greene County. Friends are being received at the Burhans Funeral Home until 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, at which time the body will be removed to the Dunbar First Baptist Church, where services will be conducted at 2 o’clock by Rev. Brooks Henry, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. A. Linnberger, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Rev. H. M. Jenkins of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar. Burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 11, 1951, page 2, column 1

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James A. BAER, Sr. (1925-2002)

   James A. Baer Sr., 77, of Menallen Township, Uniontown, Pa., died suddenly on Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1925, in Helen, Pa., a son of Allen and Mary (Minerd) Baer. Mr. Baer was a very kindhearted man, a wonderful Husband and Father, and proud Grandfather. He retired from the Uniontown Area School District after 12 years in the Custodial Department and prior to that had been a Truck Driver for 36 years. He was an avid sportsman and loved cars and gardening. His parents and a brother, Harry Baer, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eleanor L. (McKulka) Baer; five children: Carol Shimek and husband, James, of New Salem, Pa., Sharon Rouse and husband, Randy, of Smock, Pa., Mary Casserly and husband, David, of Uniontown, Pa., James Baer Jr. and wife, Patty, of Finleyville, Pa., and Thomas Baer at home; four grandchildren: Crystal Baer, Laurie Shimek, Katie Shimek, and Steven Casserly; three brothers: Francis Baer of Balsinger, Pa., Robert Baer of Liverpool, Ohio, and Roy Baer of Beaver, Pa; two sisters: Virginia Staff of Brownsville, Pa., and Emma Yeager of Chula Vista, California; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 21, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Galen E. Winebrenner officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 19, 2002

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Josiah BAER (1830-1908)

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JOSIAH BAER
Of Uniontown Stricken With Intestinal
Obstruction and Dies

  MASONTOWN, Apr 6— Josiah Baer, aged 77, took suddenly ill Saturday morning and died Sunday morning at 11 o’clock of obstruction of the intestines. Deceased who was born at Masontown, December 7, 1830, was the son of Lewis and Mary Baer. He was the eldest of eight children, five of whom are still living. They are: John Baer of Smithfield, Rebecca Turner of Oregon City, Mary Riffle of High House, Justice B. Baer of Masontown, and Lewis Baer of Dunbar. The two deceased are Margaret Rockwell and Nicholas Baer. Mr. Baer spent most of his childhood at Masontown and resided on Captain S. S. Brown’s farm a number of years. November 18, 18.. he married Barbara Johnson, daughter of Nicholas and Mattie Johnson. She died June .., 1870. Five children, David I., of Masontown, John H. and Jacob A. of Uniontown, James of Brownsville and Mrs. … Cuppett of Uniontown were born to this union. On April …, 18.., he married Bertha Edingfield who with two children, William T., at home and Mrs. Mary Dearth Brashear of Uniontown, survive him. Mr. Baer lived on the Berkley road for years. He was a member of the Mennonite church in Masontown for many years and was a most earnest worker in His Master’s cause. The funeral service will be held at his residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, in charge of Rev. Dr. J. B. Gold. Interment in Sandy Hill cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 9, 1908, page 8, column 2

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Justice BAER (1843-1928)

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JUSTICE BAER

   Justice Baer, aged 85 years, died suddenly at his home in Masontown, Friday morning, January 20, 1928, at 6 o’clock from heart trouble. He was born August 13, 1843. His wife Barbara preceded him in death 11 years ago. Mr. Baer is survived by three children, D. E. Baer of Atlantic City, Mrs. Frank Ewart of Masontown and Marino Baer of Masontown, together with one brother, Lewis Baer of Dunbar, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Riffle of Messmore. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 21, 1928, page 15, column 2

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Louis M. BAER (1848-1929)

From the scrapbook of Mary Elizabeth (Cover) Easter (11 Nov 1858-5 Oct 1929)

Louis M. Baer, 81 years old, died suddenly in his home in Dunbar last night from heart disease. Mr. Baer had been a resident of Dunbar for 52 years and was furnace man for Dunbar Furnace Company for 25 years, retiring 15 years ago from active life. Previous to his residence in Dunbar he resided at Bethelboro. Mr. Baer is survived by his widow and 7 children.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 27, 1929, page 9, column 4


Baer Funeral

Funeral Services for Louis M. Baer, who died Thursday night at his home in Dunbar, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in his late home. Rev. H.D. Purrier, pastor of the Dunbar Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn cemetery near Dunbar.

Mr. Baer was born in Malgah County, Ohio, February 23, 1848, the son of Louis and Mary Baer.

His wife, Harriet Josephine Jeffries Baer, survives. Seven of the 10 children born to this union survive. They are: Charles L. Baer, Connellsville, Cora, wife of N. M. Scott, Wilkinsburg, Teresa, wife of L. M. Kerchner, Wilkinsburg, William Baer, Connellsville, Roberta, wife of Samuel Jones, Fayette City; Harry L. Baer, Dormont, and Ruth, wife of Dr. D.B. Hetrick, Masontown. There are 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mary Riffle of Uniontown is a sister.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday Evening, March 28, 1929, page 10, column 5

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LOUIS M. BAER, 81,
DIES VERY SUDDENLY AT HOME AT DUNBAR

Louis M. Baer, 81 years old, for the past 52 years a resident of Dunbar, died suddenly at 7:15 o’clock Tuesday night at his home at Dunbar from a heart attack. He had been in his usual good health throughout the day when he was seized with the attack which caused his demise in a few hours.

Mr. Baer was born in Malgah county, Ohio, February 23, 1848, the son of Louis and Mary Baer. He resided at Bethelboro for about a year before removing to Dunbar where he continued his residence for 52 years.

His wife, Harriet Josephine Jeffries Baer survives. Seven of the 10 children born to this union survive. They are Charles L. Baer, Connellsville, Cora, wife of N. M. Scott, Wilkinsburg, Teresa, wife of L. M. Kerchner, Wilkinsburg, William Baer, Connellsville, Roberta, wife of Samuel Jones, Fayette City, Harry L. Baer, Dormont, and Ruth, wife of Dr. D.B. Hetrick, Masontown. There are 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mary Riffle of Uniontown is a sister.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the late home. Rev. H. D. Purrier, pastor of the Dunbar Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 27, 1929, page 1, column 1

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Margery Martin Baer (1853-1922)

FUNERAL OF MRS. BAER

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Margery Baer were held from the home on Coolspring Street Sunday afternoon, March 19, 1922 at 3 o'clock. The Rev. J.S. Bromley officiated and internment was in Park Place Cemetery. The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased; Charles F Martin, Jesse R. West, Alfred Martin, Albert McDowell, Owen McDowell, James Oren Martin. The music was rendered by the quintet of the Second M.E. Church.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–1853, Coolspring
   Died–March 17, 1922, Coolspring
   Father–Samuel Martin
   Mother–Sarah Lane Martin


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 23, 1922, page 8, column 2

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Martha A. BAER ( -1932)

Mrs. Martha A. Baer
Summoned by Death

   Mrs. Martha Ann Baer, 74 years old, died Tuesday at the home of her grandson, Harry R. Ramsey of the Connellsville-Uniontown road, after a lingering illness. Her husband, David J. Baer, and the following children survive, Mrs. Robert Ramsay, Carmichaels, Charles Robert Baer, Hopwood, Mrs. Andrew Miller, Cannonsburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Ebner, Williamstown, N. J., and Mrs. Joseph V. Swift, Masontown. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Swift home at Masontown with interment in Greendale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 25, 1932, page 7, column 1

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Mary Angeline Hugland BAER (1936-2010)

   Mary Angeline (Hugland) Baer, 74 years of Grindstone, Pennsylvania went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on January 17, 1936 in Grindstone, Pennsylvania, the Daughter of William and Eunice (George) Hugland. She was predeceased by her parents; by her husband, Lloyd Thomas "Ace" Baer; infant daughters, Jeanne May Baer and Darla Ann Baer; a sister, Eunice May Derbaum; and brothers, David Hugland and Rollo Hurlbut. She is survived by four children: Cindy Stafire and husband Jacob, Grindstone, Richard Baer, Grindstone, Lloyd Baer and wife Marlena, Grindstone, Mary (Pebbles) Distelrath and husband, Pat of Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren: Jacob Stafire, IV, Richard Baer, Jr., Lloyd Baer, II, Zackary Baer, Bridget Distelrath and Belle Angeline Distelrath; sisters and brother: Patty Barrett, Oscar Hugland, Melissa Balog; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pennsylvania today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 4, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. W. Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Mary E. Baer ( -1994)

BAER, MARY E., 98, of Dunedin, Fl., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994, at Mease Hospital, Dunedin. She came to Dunedin from her native Connellsville, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Connellsville. She was a member of the Daughters of the Colonists, Fayette County Chapter, Connellsville. Survivors include a son, S. Watson Dunn, Chevy Chase, Md., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.


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Mildred 'Millie' Pegg Conroy BAER (1915-2004)

Mildred 'Millie' (Pegg) Conroy Baer, 88, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born June 14, 1915, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Leroy and Callie (Garlock) Pegg. Mildred graduated from Uniontown High School, with the class of 1934. She was a member of the Uniontown Moose.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Conroy in 1958; her second husband, J. Roy Baer in 1966; a son, Richard Lee Conroy; her stepfather, Camdon Inks Sr.; three sisters, Alice Welter, Gertrude Hartzell and Pearl Carlson; and a brother, Robert Pegg.

Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Savage and her husband, Ray of Markleysburg; a son, Gary Baer and wife, Sandy of Uniontown; a sister, Evelyn Inks of Uniontown; a brother, Camdon Inks Jr., of Uniontown; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 2, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Ricardo Alicastro and the Rev. Shirley Norman officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


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

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Raymond C. BAER Sr. ( -1996)

Raymond C. Baer Sr.

   Raymond Charles Baer Sr., 57, of Southington, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Carol Baer, two daughters, Charlene Rae Addias of Smithville, Pa. and Diane Louis Alberter of Youngstown, Ohio; one son, Raymond Charles ‘Boo’ Baer Jr. of Warren, Ohio; four grandchildren; five brothers, Wilbert Watson of Dunbar, Pa., Jim Watson and Franklin Baer, both of Garrettsville, Ohio, Bob Watson of Deland, Fla. And Ronald Baer of Novi, Mich.; and five sisters, Della Kimmell and Gert Collins of Masontown, Pa., Hazel Tawney of Newton Falls, Ohio, Iona Lawrence of Cambridge, Ohio and Emma Fike of Warren, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 1996, and Friday, August 2, 1996 until 11 a.m. the hour of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Trumbull County.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1996

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Wesley BAER ( -1921)

Wheeler Man Found
Dead With Bullet
Hole Over Heart

   Although no motive for suicide could be attached to the death, Wesley Baer, 38 years old, of Wheeler, was found dead in his barn there about 11 o’clock last night with a bullet wound two inches above the heart and a .32 caliber revolver by his side. The fact that he had been dead for several hours, led the police to believe he had killed himself soon after he left the house. The police were called and patrolman Bert Ritchie answered the call. He brought the dead man to this city and the body was taken to the funeral parlors of C. C. Mitchell. Coroner S. H. Baum was notified but no time has been set for the inquest. The dead man is survived by his widow and several children.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, July 5, 1921, page 1, column 2


WESLEY BAER

   The funeral of Wesley Baer will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the family home at Wheeler. The interment will be made in Hill Grove cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, July 6, 1921, page 2, column 4

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William Franklin BAER (1938-2011)

   William Franklin Baer, 72, of Martin, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg, Pa. He was born on September 17, 1938 in Martin, Pa., the son of the late James and Beatrice (Colgan) Baer. He is survived by children: Billie Baer Makin and husband Robert of South Bend, Ind., Kathy Baer Guthrey of Akron, Ohio and David Baer of Crucible, Pa.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister Juanita Duesenberry of Florida and brothers: Clarence Baer of Martin, Ronald Baer of Masontown and Charles Colgan of California and life time soul mate Shirley Randall of Carmichaels, PA. Friends and family will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave., Masontown, PA. Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 8 until 10 a.m., the hour of service in the John S. Maykuth, Jr. Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Ritenour officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 4, 2011

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Judge William J. BAER (1826-1908)

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JUDGE BAER’S CAREER
He Was Long Regarded Leader of the
Somerset Bar

  SOMERSET, Pa., Jan. 29— (Special) Judge William J. Baer, the oldest brother of President George F. Baer of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, died here yesterday morning. As a lawyer, Judge Baer was regarded as leader of the Somerset bar. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1872 and his service in that body won him a wide reputation as a constitutional lawyer. Judge Baer was a Democrat but was widely popular in the memorable judicial campaign of 1884, defeated John Cessna by a plurality of 100 votes in the overwhelmingly Republican Somerset Bedford district. He was born in Berlin, this county, January 20, 1826, and was admitted to the Somerset bar in 1849. He is survived by his widow and these children; Mrs., John Gogle, Mrs. A. D. G…., Mrs. Edna Durst and Miss Mary Baer, all of Somerset. Judge Baer promoted many Somerset county enterprises. He owned 79,000 acres of land in this county. He organized and was the first President of the Somerset & Cambria railroad, the largest carrier of bituminous coal in the State, founded the town of Ursina and was the first to develop the mining industry in this community.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 29, 1908, page 5, column 1

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

John Bagar, 63, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, following an extended illness.  He was a resident of 229 Lombard street.
Surviving are his widow, Mary Bagar, and two daughters:  Sister N. Anastasia of Erie, and Miss Julia Bagar, New York City.  
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - April 23, 1937)


bullet John BAGIN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Found this morning at 7:30 o'clock with a rope tightened around his neck and a piercing bullet wound through his right temple, John G. Bagin, a 25-year-old clerk in the Bennett Pants factory of Connellsville, killed himself, according to information from the Yough City today.
The body was discovered in a Plymouth sedan which had pulled up a old country road approximately one mile from the Pleasant Valley Country club.
John Gross, farmer, who resides in the vicinity of the country club, noticed the parked automobile with Bagin's body slumped over the steering wheel and investigated.  He immediately telephoned the Connellsville police and Chief Andrew Thomas rushed to the scene.
Thomas reported that a half-inch rope was tied around Bagin's neck with the loose end pulled through the steering wheel.  The young man's head was slumped under the wheel with dark blood stains nearly hardened running down his clothes to floorboard.  The gun, an old .38 caliber pistol, was lying near his right hand.
A fast call to Uniontown took Coroner S. A. Baltz and Mrs. Bess Arison, deputy coroner, who along with Private Rudolph Gertzen of the state police are investigating, to the scene. Deputy Coroner Munk removed the body to his Connellsville funeral establishment.
Bagin was working daily at the Bennett plant and was not in ill health according to the information police received from his family.  Surviving are his mother, a brother and a sister.


August Emil 'Bud' BAHNSEN (1919-2003)

   August Emil "Bud" Bahnsen, 84, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at his home. He was born June 4, 1919 in Fairchance, Pa., son of August Bahnsen and Pearl McCullough Bahnsen. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard W. Bahnsen in 1982, his sister, Evelyn "Sis" Bahnsen Stevenson in 1999, and his parents. "Bud" was a Veteran of World War II who served in Japan at the time the atomic bomb was released. He was a member of Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Pa. He also loved local and world history and was an avid reader of it. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Mary Jo Laubham and husband, Floyd, of Fairchance; very special friend, Amy Lewis; caring and loving nieces: Marty Swaney and Hope Hlatky; other loving nieces and nephews; and faithful friends, Joanna Tenney and Joseph and Louise Marian. The Family will receive Friends at the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, until 10:30 a.m., the time of Service with Dr. George M. Hickok officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 13, 2003

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Mary E. Sechler BAHNSEN (1919-2008)

   Mary E. Sechler Bahnsen, 89, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., died September 2, 2008. She was born August 14, 1919, in Fairchance, Pa., daughter of the late Charles M. Sechler and Elsie Hughes Sechler. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, August Emil "Bud" Bahnsen, brothers, Charles Sechler, Joseph Arthur Sechler, and Daniel Sechler, and sister, Martha Ellen Sechler Lohr. Surviving are her daughter, Mary-Jo Bahnsen-Laubham and husband, Floyd, of Fairchance, Pa.; sister, Sue Ann Seehoffer and husband, Howard "Fuzz" Seehoffer, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; nieces and nephew, Peggy Marian, Marty Swaney, and Suzanne Wyatt, and Scott Seehoffer, and their families and very close friend, Amy Lewis. Private family graveside services were held Friday, September 5, 2008 at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa., with Rev. Paul Frank, officiating under the direction of the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Tummons in care of, Duck Hollow Animal Hospital, 725 Duck Hollow Road Extension, Uniontown, Pa., 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 7, 2008

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bullet Alfred BAILES died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Dunbar- Oct 12, - The funeral of Alfred Bailes, the old pike boy, occurred Saturday at 1 p.m. Services were conducted by rev. W. F. McKain of the M.P. Church and internment in Franklin Cemetery. Mr. Bailes according to Mr.. Searight's book on the old pike, was probably the oldest survivor who drove teams on that highway. He was born in Louden County, Virginia, and came upon the road in about 1830, at the solicitation of John Bradfield, who was also a native of Virginia, and an agent of that line of wagons on the road. Mr. Bailes was born in 1804. In his prime he was upwards of six feet in height, and a commanding figure on the road.
News Standard - Uniontown, PA- Monday, October 12,1896


Allen Dale BAILES (1967-1967)

BAILES, ALLEN DALE—Age 22 days, infant son of Lawrence and Jewel Burgess Bailes of Fort Mason Village, Masontown, Pa., died Saturday, May 13, 1967. In addition to his parents he is survived by two brothers, Ivan and Michael, both at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Burgess of Picken, W. Va.; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Bailes, Evans Manor, Uniontown. Funeral services will be conducted today in the David J. Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, at 2 p.m., Rev. Paul Roth will officiate. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 15, 1967, page 25, column 7

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Elzie F. BAILES Stone  (1850-1924)

ELZIE F. BAILES

 Elzie F. Bailes, aged 78 years, died at his home, 15 Wine Street, McCormack Addition, Sunday morning, June 15, 1924, at 4 o'clock from the effects of a stroke of paralysis suffered three weeks ago. Deceased had lived in Fayette County practically his entire life. In his early life he was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad company, leaving the company he served as yardmaster in Pittsburgh for some years, to work for the H. C. Frick Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily Martin Bailes, and four children, James and Dora Bailes, at home; Mrs. E. W. O'Neal, of the National pike, west of the city and Elzie Bailes, Jr., of the McCormack addition.
 Funeral services will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–1850 in PA
   Father–Alfred Bailes
   Mother–Edith Bailes


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 16, 1924, page 8, column 1

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Elzie F. BAILES Stone  (1892-1963)

Elzie Bailes
Is Summoned

 A retired U. S. Steel Corp. machinist, Elzie F. Bailes, Sr., 71, of 59 North Ave., Uniontown, died at noon yesterday in Uniontown Hospital. Son of Elzie and Emily Martin Bailes, he is survived by his wife, Mary Hobaugh Bailes; two sons, Elzie, Jr., and Henry at home, and five daughters, Mrs. William (Grace) Fitzgerald, Dunbar; Mrs. Rudolph (Dora Mae) Crable, Terrance, Calif.; Mrs. John (Hazel) Gallaway, Winter Park, Fla.; Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Dowling, Uniontown; and mrs. Robert (Gladys) Ridgeway, Winter Park, Fla.
 He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth, in infancy and one brother and two sisters. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., tonight from 7 to 10, and until 2 p.m. Wednesday, the hour of service, Rev. Frank Bodnar will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 12, 1963, page 21, column 7

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bullet Mrs. Emily Martin BAILES Stone  died in 1920. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Mrs. Elzie Bailes, aged 44 years and nine days ,died at her home, 15 Wine Street Addition at 5:30 Thursday afternoon, April 29,1920 from a complication of diseases. The following sons and daughters surviive, Mrs. E.W. O'Neal, of Uniontown,and Elzie, James and Dora at home. A sister, Mrs. George Eicher and two brother Charles and George Martin of Dunbar and a third brother, Wilson Martin who resides in Kansas City also survives.
Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday Afternoon. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery ,Uniontown
Born 20 April 1856 in Dunbar Died 29 April 1920
Daughter of Alexander Martin and Mary Stull Martin
Uniontown Standard


James BAILES (1878-1944)

JAMES BAILES

 James Bailes, 66 years old, of 242 Wilson Avenue, Uniontown, formerly of Dunbar, died at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening in the U.S. Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall after an extended illness.
 Born in Dunbar January 8, 1878, he was the son of the late Elzie and Emily Martin Bailes and spent all of his life in the county. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War, serving in the Philippine Insurrection with Company L, 41st U.S. Volunteer Infantry. Enlisting September 26, 1899 and being discharged July 3, 1901.
 Surviving are a brother, Elzie Bailes, Jr. and a sister, Mrs. Dora Tantlinger, both of Uniontown.
 The funeral service was conducted this afternoon at the Minerd Funeral Home at Uniontown in charge of Rev. F.E. Kearns. Burial was in Sylvan Heights Cemetery with Captain D. M. Bierer Camp, Spanish War Veterans, of Uniontown, conducting military rites at the grave.

Notes from contributor:
   James Bailes, 15 Wine St. Uniontown Fayette Pa, age 41, b. 8 Jan 1878
   Buried–Soldiers plot, lot 8
   From Selective Service Card WWI–plaster for C. A. Hunt, Race St. Uniontown
    nearest relative: Emily Bailes, 15 Wine St. Unontown Fayette Pa
    med. height, small build, brown eyes, black hair [no date]


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 18, 1944, page 7, column 6

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James H. BAILES (1884-1971)

JAMES H. BAILES

   James H. Bailes, 86, of Speers Hill, Dunbar, died Thursday at his home following a lingering illness. Born in Dunbar, Nov. 24, 1884, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary Jane Martin Bailes. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and was formerly employed by the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Corp. as foreman on the sheet metal dept. until his retirement in 1953. Surviving are two sons, Earle S. Bailes of Charleroi, and Walter E. Bailes of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara J. and one son, Wilbur.

Note from contributor:
   Buried–Sylvan Heights Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 14, 1971, page 15, column 7

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bullet Mary Jane BAILES died in 1901. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

BAILES, MARY  JANE (  MRS.ALFRED)
Daily News Standard - Uniontown ,PA March 15,1901
Mary Jane Bailes, wife of Alfred, deceased, died March 14,1901 of pneumonia aged 56 years, born in Dunbar, in Dec 1845, the daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ellen Martin. The deceased was taken ill about one week ago while visiting the home of daughter Mrs. Joseph T. Hair, on Woodvale Street, in Dunbar.
She is survived by two children ; Nancy Ellen Hair and James Bailes. The funeral occurred Saturday at the residence of her daughter. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
DUNBAR, DAILY  NEWS STANDARD- MARCH 18,1901


Sophia Porter BAILES Stone  (1844-1929)

SOPHIA PORTER BAILES

 Mrs. Sophia Porter Bailes, aged 84 years, widow of Alfred E. Bailes, a veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday afternoon, January 6, 1929, at 4:40 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John L. Rider, 107 Morgantown Street. In addition to Mrs. Rider, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. E. H. McClelland of Uniontown, and Mrs. J. H. Barger of Rahway, N.J., and one son, Thomas D. Bailes of Uniontown. Eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 7, 1929, page 11, column 4


BAILES SERVICES

 Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Bailes will be held in the home of Mrs. J. L. Rider, 107 Morgantown street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Donald Kent Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 8, 1929, page 9, column 1

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Wilbur Harold BAILES ( -1933)

WILBUR H. BAILES
OF DUNBAR DEAD

   Wilbur Harold Bailes, 30 years old, of Dunbar, died Saturday morning at the home of his father-in-law, K. D. Walters, on the Connellsville-Uniontown road of complications. He was born at Dunbar, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bailes. Besides his wife, Mrs. Erma Bailes, and his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Earl S. Bailes of Dunbar and Walter E. Bailes of Morgantown, W. Va. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Dunbar. The body was removed by Funeral Director J. T. Burhans of Dunbar to the home of J. H. Bailes of Dunbar, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. D. Purrier and Rev. Lindley Shearer will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 11, 1933, page 6, column 5

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