Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Ann Margaret BAILEY Stone  (1819-1871)

DIED

  BAILEY— At her residence in Braddock's Fields, Allegheny county, Pa., Feb. 25, 1871, Mrs. Ann Margaret Bailey, relict of the late Isaac Bailey, deceased in the 52d year of her age. The remains were brought to Brownsville and interred by the side of her deceased husband. Having for many years lived a sincere, upright and devoted Christian life, her death was peaceful and triumphant; and she rests in hope. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Asher M. BAILEY Stone  (1819-1897)

BAILEY, Asher M.

White, male, 80 years, widower, tailor
   Died of heart failure, suddenly
   Died 12-24-1897 at West Place, Pa.
   Buried-Oak Grove 12-26-1897
   Date of record-12-24-1897

Note from contributor:Brother of Ann D. Baily Martin (w/o Tazwell Martin)
   and Mrs. William Donaldson of Uniontown


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Catherine D. BAILEY (1884-1967)

Mrs. Catherine D. Bailey, 83 years old, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Dawson, died Saturday in St. Petersburg. She was born March 4, 1884 in Connellsville, and was a member of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Church of Dawson and Elizabeth Bower Chapter No. 437, Order of The Eastern Star of Dawson.

Surviving are a son Dr. Walter H. Bailey of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a daughter, Mrs. J.J. (Annabelle) Bales of Pittsburgh, and two grandschildren.

She was prededed in death by her husband, E. Sturgis Bailey, in 1961. The body will be at the Galley Funeral Home, Dawson, after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be held there at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, with the Rev. James W. Martin officiating. Internment in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 16, 1967, page 15, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <SFFoster at aol.com>


Della Minor BAILEY (1870-1933)

MRS. DELLA MINOR BAILEY, aged 62 years, died Thursday afternoon, February 16, 1933, at 3:30 o’clock in the home of a son, Frank Bailey at Khedive, Greene county. Death followed a brief illness of complications. She was the widow of Milton Bailey and a daughter of the late Samuel and Louisa Long Minor being born in Greene county, December 6, 1870. Two sons, Frank and Sherman Bailey of Carmichaels, and four grandchildren survive, in addition to the following brothers and sister: F.L. Minor of Whiteley; W.E. Minor, of Taylortown and Mrs. Frank C. Bailey, of Carmichaels. She was a member of the Muddy Creek Presbyterian church and an active member of the W.C.T.U. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 o’clock in the Muddy Creek Presbyterian church with Rev. J.L. Crooks, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 17, 1933, page 15, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Donald J. BAILEY ( -1994)

Donald J. Bailey

   Donald J. Bailey, 62, of Cleveland, Ohio formerly of Uniontown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1994. Surviving are his wife, Betty; one daughter, Rachelle Stockman; one sister, Gladys Humbert; and two brothers: Fred H. Bailey and Richard Bryson. The family graciously accepts contributions to the American Cancer Society. Friends will be received on Friday, Sept. 9 at Coreno-Murar Funeral Home, 13115 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Edward J. BAILEY died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(24)

Edward J. BAILEY, a veteran employee of the H.C. Frick Company, died at  his home in Connellsville, Pa., at 11:45 Sunday night(Jan 22, 1928). He had been ill for five years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Walburga A. Rosenecker and six children: Henry F. BAILEY, of McDonald, Pa., Mrs. M.J. McCann, of of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. John Brady and Charles J. BAILEY, of Connellsville, Pa., Frank BAILEY, a student at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa., and Helen BAILEY, at home. Mrs. Catherine Burns, of Trotter, Pa. is a sister, and John BAILEY, of Tower Hill, a brother. There are ninegrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.
Telegraph - 1/24/1928


bullet Elizabeth BAILEY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrey Bailey, aged 57 years, of 218 Mitinger avenue, Greensburg, died at 7 o'clock Thursday evening, July 30, 1931, in the Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, following a recent operation.

She is survived by her husband, Fred J. Bailey, and the following children: Mrs. Arthur Zeth, Greensburg; John W. Bailey, Flint, Mich.; Glenn E. Bailey, York; Jean, Mary and Fred, Jr., all at home.  The following brothers and sisters also survive: James Jeffrey, father of Dr. R. H. Jeffrey, of Uniontown; Mrs. Joseph Brown, Bay City, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Laird, Southwest; Mrs. Robert Crawford, Youngstown, Ohio; John Jeffrey, Armbrust, and Alexander Jeffrey, Saginaw, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 o'clock, Daylight Savings Time, at the late home with burial in a South Fork cemetery.


Fred Joseph BAILEY ( -1938)

Fred Joseph Baily, 40, died at the home of A. K. Smitley of Bobtown, Greene County, Saturday night, March 26.1938, at 9:45 p.m. of a complication of diseases. He made his home with the Smitley family for the past 15 years. He is survived by a daughter, Virginia Bates of Beaver Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hantz, of Lloydsville,PA and Mrs. A. Lena of Latrobe and his stepfather, John Robb of Latrobe.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Smitley home. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar .


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 28, 1938, page 11, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <SFFoster at aol.com>


FRED JOSEPH BAILEY

Fred Joseph Bailey, 40 years old, died at 9:45 o'clock Saturday night at the home of A. K. Smitley at Bobtown, Greene county, where he had been residing for the past 15 years. Death was attributed to complications.

Mr. Bailey is survived by a daughter, Virginia Bates, of Beaver Falls, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Hantz of Lloydsville, Pa., and Mrs. A. Lenn of Latrobe, and his stepfather, John Robb of Latrobe.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the Smitley home. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar. Rev. William Hamilton of Dunbar will officiate. Funeral Director James T. Burhans will have charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 28, 1938, page 6, column 4

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Pvt. Henry Vance BAILEY ( -1918)

MEN OF CONNELLSVILLE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
SIXTEEN YIELD THEIR LIVES ON FIELD OF BATTLE
ELEVEN OTHERS ARE CARRIED OFF BY DISEASE

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Henry Vance Bailey, Bellview, Bullskin township, July 16, 1918, in action.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 21, 1919, page 9

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


infant BAILEY ( -1899)

BAILEY, no name

White, female, 1 hour
   Born Trotter, Pa.
   Died 8-23-1899 at Trotter, Pa.
   Buried-Connellsville on 8-26-1899
   Father-Harry Bailey
   Mother-Margaret Bailey
   Date of record-12-11-1899


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 20

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Irwin Bailey, one of Ohiopyle's oldest and best known residents, died Thursday evening in Uniontown Hospital shortly after being taken there suffering with double pneumonia.  Ill with a severe cold for a week but still active, Mr. Bailey became bedfast several days before his removal to the hospital.
Mr. Bailey is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Catherine Boyd; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara Johnson of Ohiopyle, and one brother, Cramer Bailey of Confluence.
Burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery at the side of his wife who preceded him in death about three years ago.


Isaac BAILEY Stone  (1814-1868)

BAILEY— At his residence in Brownsville, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 6, ISAAC BAILEY, Esq., in the 55th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA,
Thursday, October 29, 1868, Vol. 1, No. 43, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet John BAILEY died in 1940. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(25)

John Bailey, 82,  died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of a stepson, Leo J. Kennedy, at Herbert, where he had been living for several years. His wife, Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Bailey died October 8, 1932.
Surviving are four stepchildren, 23 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. Katherine Burns of Brookvale.
The Daily Courier, Feb. 19, 1940, page 6.


bullet Rev. M. C. BAILEY died in 1890. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(26)

BAILEY.- At his home in Fairchance, on Wednesday, October 1st, 1890, Rev. M.C. Baily, Ph.D, of typhoid fever, and his body will be interred at the Tent Church, of which he was pastor, today. He was born at Sandy Lake, Mercer county, Pa., July 31st, 1848, and was a descendent of a Yankee family on both his paternal and his maternal side, his father being William S. and his mother Elizabeth (Barker) Baily. Rev. M.C. Baily remained on his father's farm until 15 years of age, when he engaged as clerk in a store. In 1869 and 1870 he attended Westminster College at Wilmington, Pa. From 1870 to 1875 he was a student in Allegheny College at Meadville. In 1875 he entered the Western Theological Seminary, in Allegheny City, and studied theology. In 1878, he was called as pastor to the Presbyterian church at Middletown, near Harrisburg, Pa., and served acceptably until 1881. In 1882, he received a call to serve the Tent church, in this county, in connection with the church
es of McClellandtown and Fairchance, and October 30th, of that year, he was installed pastor of this charge. October 10th, 1878, Mr. Baily married Miss Brightie Murdock, of Natrona, Pa. She, with two children survive him. In 1886, Mr. Bailey completed a post-graduate course in Wooster, O., and received the degree of Doctor of Philosphy. Since 1885, the deceased has been stated clerk of Redstone Presbytery and in 1887, he was a delegate from the same body to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church at Omaha, Neb. His charge in this county was a large one embracing over one hundred square miles of territory.
The Courier, Connellsville, PA
Friday Morning, 3 Oct 1890 p8, c2.


Mary E. BAILEY ( -1854)

DIED

   On Sunday evening, Dec. 11th, at her residence, Mrs. Mary E. Bailey, wife of William Bailey, and daughter of the late General Krepps, in the 33d year of her age. She bore her long and trying sickness with extraordinary fortitude and patience. The natural buoyancy of her spirit never seemed to have left her throughout her protracted sufferings. Nothing that a considerate and tender husband, a loving family, and attached friends could have done inwards alleviating her suffering and cheering her heart, was left undone. For more than a week before her death, her Christian hope and peaceful resignation became more and more evident.--Her path seemed the path of the just, shining more and more unto the perfect day. She retained the use of her reason to the last moment, and died so tranquil as if her spirit welcomed the king of terrors as a friend, sent to emancipate her from the bondage of corruption unto the glorious liberty of the Ransomed. Four young children are left to deplore their loss. “Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord; for they rest from their labors.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1854, Vol. II, No. 40, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Myrtle BAILEY died in 1942. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

EXTRACT:
NAME: Mrs. Myrtle Bailey
WIDOW OF: Rev. E.E. Bailey
DIED: Saturday afternoon ,March 14,1942
RESIDENCE: 33 Middle Street, Uniontown , Pa.
SURVIVING: three children; Mrs Goldie Adams , of Cheat neck ; Alberta and Edith at home; two  brothers, Harry Pratt of Oliphant, Pa., and Finley  Pratt, of Uledi, Pa.: a sister , Mrs. Margaret Lilley of Gans ,Pa.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL: "..short service at 2 o'clock at the home. These will be followed by additional rites in the Free Methodist Church, on Evans Street, Uniontown,Pa. Rev Cil Page will officiate."
BURIAL:Park Place Cemetery
SOURCE: Morning Herald  Monday Mar 16,1942 page 3


Nan BAILEY ( -1931)

MRS. GEORGE BAILEY

   Mrs. Nan Bailey, 81, widow of George Bailey of Fairchance, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Joseph Panzera, at Uniontown. She leaves three daughters, 28 grandchildren, one sister and three brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 5, 1945, page 2, column 4


MRS. BAILEY RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Nan Bailey of Fairchance will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Sharp funeral home in charge of Rev. H. L. Humbert and Rev. L. H. Belden. Interment will be made in White Rock Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 6, 1945, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nettie BAILEY ( -1900)

BAILEY, Nettie

White, female, 3 years
   Died of unknown, ill 3 days
   Born Normalville, Pa.
   Died 1-13-1900 at Normalville
   Buried-Normalville on 1-15-1900
   Father-Joshua Bailey
   Mother-Ella Bailey
   Date of record-1-15-1900


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Peter BAILEY Jr. ( -1995)

Peter Bailey Jr.

   Peter Bailey Jr., 82, of 47 Third St., California, Pa., and formerly of Roscoe, died Saturday evening in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Andrews Bailey; a grandson, John Peter Harris, and a son-in-law, John ‘Jack’ Harris, both of California, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Bailey of Sacramento, Calif., and Mitchell Bailey of Uniontown, Pa.; and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Bailey Moore of Mount Lebanon, Mrs. Peggy Bailey Kinney of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Helen Bailey Stampe and Mrs. Penny Bailey Lajac both of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Irene Bailey Durin of Santa Maria, Calif. The family will receive friends in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 325 Fourth St., California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 10 a.m.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Phyllis J. Bakewell BAILEY (1942-2012)

HOLLY, MICHIGAN
Phyllis J. (Bakewell) Bailey

Phyllis J. (Bakewell) Bailey age 69, of Holly, Michigan died Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Mrs. Bailey was born in Dayton, Ohio on October 17, 1942 to Thomas Bakewell and Jeanette (Fletcher) Bakewell. She was predeceased by her parents; Husband, Carl Bailey and her Brother, Joe Bakewell. She is survived by two Sons: Carl Bailey and wife Michele of Pontiac, Michigan, Matthew Bailey and wife Jessica, Holly, Michigan; two Granddaughters Hannah Bailey, Abigail Bailey; Brother, Charles Bakewell and wife Patricia of Elizabeth, Pa.; Mother-in-Law, Mary Bailey of Brownsville, Pa. Visitation will be held today July 15, 2012 from 2 to 9 p.m. in DRYER FUNERAL HOME, 101 North 1st Street, Holly, MI. Additional visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, PA 15417 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of the Funeral Service with Rev. Aleda Arnold Menchyk officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.com or www.skirpanfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 15, 2012, page B3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert BAILEY (1923-1997)

Robert Bailey

   Robert ‘Buzz’ Bailey, 73, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 5, died Monday at the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center. He was born June 29, 1923, at Utica, N.Y., a son of the late D.R. and Pauline Boyle Bailey. He was a member of the former Wesley United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 868. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 37 years by the Duraloy Corp. of Scottdale. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gladys Pfeifer Bailey; two sons, Richard Bailey of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 5, and his fiancé, Kathy Jaram, and Randy Bailey and wife, Naomi, of Mount Pleasant; three daughters, Roberta Hilland and her husband Clinton, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 5, Diane Smith and her husband, Dennis, of Arona, and Kelly Smith and her husband, Glenn, of Tarrs; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Richmond Bailey of Fairfax, Va. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Bailey. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main St., Mount Pleasant, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Richard W. Shields officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rose Goe BAILEY ( -1919)

  Mrs. Rose Goe Bailey, widow of Capt. John D. Bailey of Pittsburg and well known in Connellsville, died Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home 2362 California avenue, Pittsburg. The deceased has been in frail health for some time, but her death came as a shock to her relatives and friends, her late illness being of brief duration. Mrs. Bailey was born in the old Goe homestead near Brownsville, still in the possession of the family, a daughter of the late Henry B. and Catherine Shotwell Goe. She resided in Pittsburg the greater part of her life, her family having removed to that city when she was in her early girlhood. Mrs. Bailey was an active member of the Christian church since her girlhood, her ancestors having been pioneer members of that denomination. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Campbell at home; a son, Charles S. of Pittsburg; two sisters, Miss Laura Goe, also at home, and Mrs. Emily G. Gans of Uniontown. She was a sister of the late Mrs. John Newcomer of Connellsville, an aunt of Mrs. William O. Foley of Connellsville and of Mrs. L. F. Ruth of Washington DC, formerly of Connellsville, a cousin of Mrs. H. C. Frisbee and Mrs. George Blackstone, both of Connellsville township. She is survived by a number of nieces. Funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence, followed by a private interment in Pittsburg on Thursday. Mrs. Foley and family, Mrs. H. C. Frisbee and L. F. Ruth expect to attend the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 15, 1919, page 2

Contributed by James Gottling < jgottling at comcast.net>


Stephen BAILEY ( -1944)

BAILEY, STEPHEN, aged 70 years, 9 months, 3 days, of 71 Bessemer, Pa., died May 20, 1944, at 9:30a.m. He had been a resident of the Masontown district for 51 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and the following children: Joseph, of New York; Mrs. Anna Zembar, of Masontown; Mrs. Rose Phillips, of Martin; Helen and Margaret, of New York; 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers, John of West Leisenring; George, of Republic; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Fabian of Republic. Brief services will be held in the home Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock and followed by requiem mass in St. Mary's G. C. Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. Nicholac Kristof as celebrant. Burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 22, 1944, page 9, column 2

Contributed by Robert Hart < rimhart at verizon.net>


William F. BAILEY ( -1898)

BAILEY, William F.

White, male, 3 hours
   Died of unknown, ill 3 hours
   Born New Haven, Pa.
   Died 7-23-1898 at Sixth Street, New Haven, Pa.
   Buried-Conns? on 7-23-1898
   Father-William Bailey
   Mother-Loda Bailey
   Date of record-12-9-1898


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 18

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. William J. BAILEY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Death of Mrs. William J. Bailey, wife of Dr. W. J. Bailey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Connellsville, was announced yesterday in a telegraph received here by Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Edie.  Mrs. Bailey had been in failing health for some time but news of her death came as a shock to local friends.  Dr. and Mrs. Bailey had been living in Florida for the past few years following Dr. Bailey's relinquishing practice, due to his own impaired health, and removal to the south.
(Standard - July 31, 1937)


William N. BAILEY ( -1898)

BAILEY, William N.

White, male, 79 years, married, laborer
   Died of dropsey, ill 2 years
   Born Maryland
   Died 2-28-1898 at Georges # 3, Pa.
   Buried-Tent Cemetery on 3-2-1898
   Date of record-5-4-1898


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 16

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Catharina BAILY ( -1899)

BAILY, Catharina

White, female, 1 day
   Born Trotter Mines, Pa.
   Died 8-25-1899 at Trotter Mines, ill 1 day
   Buried-Connellsville on 8-26-1899
   Father-James Baily
   Mother-Cathern Baily
   Date of record-6-5-1900


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 23

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edna Randolph BAILY (1914-2007)

Edna Randolph Baily

Edna M. Randolph Baily, age 93, of Searights Crossroads, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, February 24, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born January 31, 1914, in Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of John N. Randolph and Sarah E. Williams Randolph. Edna was a life member of the Pleasant View Presbyterian Church, Smock, Fayette County, Pa., and was a member of the Franklin Grange No. 1169 for over seventy-five years and served as Grange Secretary for many of those years. She was also a former member of the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph Stanley Baily, a daughter, Ellen Louise Baily Thomas, her son-in-law, Charles W. Thomas, Sr., and these brothers and sisters: Lawrence, Ernest, and Wilmer Randolph, Clara Lincoln, Sarah Leichliter, and Edwin "Dick" Randolph.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Moore and her husband, Richard, of Painesville, Ohio; two sons: Joseph R. Baily and his wife, Laverne, with whom she made her home, and Earl F. Baily, all of Searights Crossroads; eight grandchildren: Cathy L. Thomas, Vance R. Moore, Kirk D. Moore, Keith L. Moore, Brian J. Moore, Sheri L. Caggiano, Donald J. Baily, Brandon "J.A.E." Bailey, and a step-grandson, Charles W. Thomas, Sr.; fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Randolph Stillwagon, of Uniontown, Pa.

Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Tuesday, February 27, after 7 p.m., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, March 1, until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with her Pastor, the Rev. Keith Conover, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Franklin Grange No. 1169 will conduct Services in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Eleanor BAILY died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED
BAILY—Mrs. Eleanor Baily died in Uniontown, June 7th 1864, after an illness of nearly 13 years, at the advanced age of 80 years and one week.
Mother Baily was born in Winchester, Va. but removed to this place at an early age, and was one of our oldest citizens.  She was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church nearly 40 years ago, and remained a devoted and consistent follower of Christ during her life.  She was ever amiable and pleasant in her disposition, and of more than ordinary refinement in her manners.  Though much afflicted, and almost helpless during 13 years, she continued cheerful and patient to the last, and when her mind became so weak that she knew scarcely anything, not even her nearest friends, she still remembered her Savior and could speak with assurance of her trust in God.  We have never known one, who, under similar circumstances gave equally clear evidence of a fitness for heaven, and no doubt can be entertained of the happiness of her soul, now that it has passed away from the sorrows and uncertainties of earth.
She was cared for during her long confinement with the most patient and affectionate tenderness, and although she has left five children and many friends to mourn her loss, yet we are glad to know that they feel their "loss in her infinite gain."   H.L. Chapman.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 16, 1864.


Elizabeth BAILY ( -1868)

Died

BAILY— In Wytheville, Va., May 12th, 1868, after a long illness, Mrs. ELIZABETH, wife of Mr. J. D. Baily.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 21, 1868, Vol. I, No. 20, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Ellis BAILY ( -1853)

DIED

   At his residence in this place on Thursday last, the 10th inst., ELLIS BAILY, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. BAILY was one of the oldest citizens and best men of our place. He embarked in the mercantile business in Uniontown many years ago, in which he continued until he had secured a competency for himself and estimable lady in their old age, and then retired. He was of the Quaker persuasion, and his conduct through life was that of a devout Christian. He leaves an aged and respected widow and many relations and personal friends to mourn his death. He was beloved by all. “Peace to his ashes.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 17, 1853, Vol. 2, No. 32, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


infant BAILY ( -1900)

BAILY, infant

Colored, female
   Born Gibson, Pa.
   Died 2-15-1900 at Gibson, Pa.
   Buried-Connellsville on 2-15-1900
   Father-W S Baily
   Mother-Susie Baily
   Date of record-5-15-1900


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Louisa V. BAILY ( -1864)

FUNERALS— The funeral of Mrs. Louisa V. Baily will take place at 10 o’clock A. M. today, from the residence of her husband, Asher M. Baily, Esq., on Pittsburgh street.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 20, 1864, Vol. IV, no. 37, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Margert E. BAILY died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
BAILY--In Uniontown Pa. on the 29th of May 1864, of jaundice, Margert E. Baily [daughter of Milton Baily dec'd] aged 32 years and about4 months
Her many virtues and graces shone brighter and still brighter till the hour of her departure. She was much loved, and truly worthy—Yet
"Death fell on her like an untimely frost.
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field"
COM.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. June 2, 1864.


Mary BAILY ( -1863)

DIED

In Jefferson township, January 28th, of Dropsy, Mrs. Mary, wife of Joseph Baily.


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

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Mary Ellen BAILY ( -1865)

DEATHS

BAILY— On Sunday morning, December 10th, 1865, MARY ELLEN, only daughter of Asher M. Baily, Esq., aged 3 years and 6 months.

“Dearest Ella, thou has left me,
 And, thy loss I deeply fee;
 But ‘tis God who hast bore it me,
 He can all our sorrows heal.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 14, 1865, Vol. V, No. 45, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Phebe BAILY died in 1865. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (17)

Bailey-Suddenly on the 10th of January, 1865, at her residence on Main street in Uniontown, Pa., Miss Phebe Baily, in the 73rd year of her age.
The deceased was a member of the society of Friends and during her 'residence in Uniontown, (52 years) she has been an exemplification of the gentle piety, reserved and modest spirit of that society. But her grace and eminent virtues shone more brightly in the latter part of her life; as more and more the Holy Spirit seemed to change her into His divine will and image.
We mourn the loss of this our truly intelligent and loving sister, but with the consolations of the gospel-believing 'our loss, her infinite gain.'
B.
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 19, 1865


Silas M. BAILY Stone  (1835-1900)

BAILY, Silas M.

White, male, 64 years, single, jeweler
   Died of general debility, ill 3 weeks
   Born Brownsville, Pa.
   Died 5-5-1900 at Beeson Ave,
   Buried-Oak Grove on 5-7-1900
   Father-James Baily
   Mother-Cathern Baily
   Date of record-5-10-1900


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 22, line 638


Baily - At his home in Uniontown, Gen. Silas M. Baily, ex-State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, after a lingering illness, due chiefly to a wound received in the head at the battle of Gaines Mills, during the Civil War. When he was able to return home to Uniontown to recuperate after that fight, he was unable to talk, and not altogether able to think clearly. In the course of a few months he recovered his speech and his senses and returned to the front. But after the lapse of 38 years this affliction returned to him, precisely as in 1862, and terminated a life that might otherwise have lasted ten or fifteen years longer. The General recently went to Markleton for treatment, but was only temporarily benefitted (sic). Death relieved him on Saturday, May 5th, 1900.

General Silas Milton Baily, ex-State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, was born in Brownsville, Fayette county, Pa., January 4th, 1836. His boyhood and early life were uneventful. He attended school at Madison College, Uniontown, and after acquiring the basics of a good education, he was apprenticed to his uncle to learn the trade of a silversmith. When President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 volunteers, General Baily was among the first to respond. He recruited at Waynesburg a company known as the "Greene County Rangers." The "Rangers" were sworn in as Company I, of the Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves, the Thirty-seventh Regiment of the line. Among the more prominent battles in which General Baily bore a prominent part with his regiment were Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Drainesville, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, etc. At the battle of Gaines' Mill he was severely wounded in the head. It was at first thought that his injury was mortal. His mind was affected as well as his body; but after four months of treatment and careful nursing, he recovered his intellectual and physical vigor, and returned to his regiment in time to lead in the battle of South Mountain. On March 12, 1863, Major Baily was commissioned Colonel, and remained with his regiment, leading it into all its subsequent contests, until it was mustered out of service on May 24th, 1864. President Johnson conferred upon him, on March 18th, 1865, the distinction of Brevet Brigadier General for galiant (sic) and meritorious conduct during the war.

General Baily was also wounded in the assault made by General Burnside on the defenses of Fredericksburg. At Spottsylvania the Eighth was constantly engaged for seven days and never out of reach of rebel missives. At the battle of Antietam General Baily's horse was killed under him. In the long record of the brilliant deeds of the Pennsylvania Reserves the name of Silas M. Baily shines conspicuously. After the war General Baily settled in Uniontown, where he opened a jewelry store. His induction into politics as a candidate occurred in 1878, when, without solicitation on the part of himself or his friends, the Republican conferees of the Twenty-first Congressional District unanimously selected him to lend the forlorn hope against the then doubly fortified citadel of Democracy in Western Pennsylvania. He was defeated as was expected, but results showed that he had led the state ticket by 500 votes, and reduced materially the usual Democratic majority. In 1880 General Baily was chosen one of the delegation to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, where he was one of the famous 800 who never deserted Grant. His nomination for State Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1881 was an unsolicited honor. It came to him spontaneously and unasked. But that was one of the years in the early 80's, when there was great unrest in the Republican party, the year when Charles S. Wolfe was the candidate for

Treasurer of the independent Republicans, and General Baily narrowly escaped defeat, his majority being about only 7,000. He never held office afterward. Deceased was a man of most positive character, yet he intuitively avoided personal antagonisms, and was popular with men of all political creeds. Interment was in Tuesday in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Uniontown. The funeral was in charge of the Masons, Rev. H.C. Baird and Rev. T.F. Pershing conducting services.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 11, 1900


S. M. Baily Federal (USV) Major Silas Milton Baily (1836 - 1900) Home State: Pennsylvania Command Billet: Commanding Regiment Branch of Service: Infantry Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves see his Battle Report

Before the Antietam Campaign: He had established himself in business as a jeweler at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania before the War. He helped raise a company of infantry on the first call for troops in the Spring of 1861, and was elected their Captain. He mustered into service 20 June 1861 as Captain, Company I, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves. He was promoted to Major of the regiment on 4 June 1862, replacing J. B. Gardner, who had resigned. In the Antietam Campaign: "At the battle of Gaines' Mill [27 June 1862], he was severely wounded in the face, and was carried, insensible, to Washington for medical treatment. When the Army of the Potomac entered upon the Maryland campaign, Major Baily, though pronounced by his surgeon to be unfit for service, determined to join his command. He overtook the division in camp near the Monocacy, and being the ranking officer, took command of the regiment, which he led with such distinguished gallantry, both at South Mountain and at Antietam, that he was promoted to the colonelcy as a reward for his meritorious conduct on the field of battle." (from Sypher) The remainder of the War: He was wounded again in action at Fredericksburg in December 1861, and promoted to Colonel on 1 March 1863. He was with the regiment until he mustered out with it on 24 May 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes: Sources: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: 1868-1871, extracted online at Pennsylvania in the Civil War by Alice J. Gayley; Sypher, J.R., History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Chapter X, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Co., 1865 and The Fayette County Death Register - transcribed and posted to RootsWeb online by Donna Clark.


   Birth Date: 1/4/1836
   Place of Birth: Brownsville, Fayette County, PA
   Death Date: 5/5/1900
   Death Place: (prob. Uniontown) Fayette County, PA
   Burial Place: Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, PA
   CIVIL WAR VETERAN BURIED SECTION A LOT 35
   SOURCE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BURIAL RECORDS


Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Matthew BAIN ( -1936)

MATTHEW BAIN

   Matthew Bain, one of the best known men of Uniontown, died Wednesday evening at the Uniontown Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident early Tuesday evening on Route 51 just south of Sweeney’s beyond Perryopolis. Mr. Bain is survived by a son, Matty B. Bain, Uniontown; two brothers, John Bain, Johnstown; Patrick Bain, Duquesne, and two nieces, Mrs. T. V. Failey, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Frank Poincell, Pittsburg. His wife, Jennie Shearin Bain preceded him in death. The body was removed to the Matty B. Bain residence, 86 Kerr street, where friends will be received until Saturday morning when requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, by Rev. Thomas J. Dunn. Burial will be in St Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 30, 1936, page 6, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. Bridget BAINBRIDGE died in 1920. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

OBIT INDEX PA ROOM
OBIT HERALD STANDARD - JULY 8,1920
MRS ROBERT BAINBRIDGE
Mrs Bridget Bainbridge, wife of Robert Bainbridge Sr., died Wednesday evening at her home  in Lemont  following a seven months illness. In addition to  her husband she is survived by the following sons and daughters; Mrs. John Conors , Lemont; Mrs. Michael Fitmaurice, of York Run, and  mrs. Lee O'Donnell , Robert Bainbridge Jr.,and Dorothy Elizabeth  at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, requiem high mass being celebrated at St. John's R.C. Church here. Interment will follow in Park Place Cemetery.


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

Albert Bair, 13, of Orient and a member of the Republic Boy Scouts, was instantly killed when struck by an auto at 10:15 o'clock last night when he attempted to dash across the National Pike at Braddock's Park to an awaiting car.
The victim was one of 28 boys who entered camp at Meadow Run Monday with the Rev. R. G. Manley, pastor of the Christian church, Republic, in charge.
Wednesday afternoon the boys hiked to Braddock's Park for a moonlight roast in charge of the Rev. Manley.  The party returning to camp, was marching two abreast with James Metz and Bair in the lead.
Assistant Camp Director Hughey Dunaway of Allison who had been at his home Wednesday and was returning to camp in his machine stopped on the opposite side of the road to transport some of the campers to the camp.
Bair and Metz are reported to have bolted for the car when Bair was struck by a machine driven by Wilbur McLaughlin of Uniontown R.D. 2.  The victim was hurled through the air by the blow.  When friends reached his side he was dead having suffered a fractured skull, fractures of both legs and numerous other injuries.
Metz narrowly escaped injury.
???? reported back to camp.
Patrolman H. M. Jaynes was dispatched immediately to the scene to conduct an investigation of the accident.
The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor D. Bair.  In addition to his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. James Taylor of Orient; Mary M. Bair of Harrisburg; George, Edward, J.R., Kathryn and Ruth, at home.
The body was removed to the Johnston Mortuary last night and to the Dearth Funeral parlors, New Salem today.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(one small portion towards the bottom of the obit is missing)
(Standard - July 22, 1937)


Samuel Porter BAIR, Sr.Photo  (1924-2012)

SCOTTDALE
Samuel P. Bair, Sr.

Samuel Porter Bair Sr., 88, a long time resident of Scottdale, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, July 8, 2012, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Scottdale, a son of the late Smith Porter Bair and Myrtle G. Vough Bair. Sam was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church, Scottdale. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School class of 1941. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, Aug. 29, 1941, in Quantico, Va., and was honorably discharged as a corporal Sept. 6, 1945. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds he received in action on Peleliu Island. He participated in the assault and capture of Guadalcanal, was under aerial bombardment at Milne and Oro Bay, New Guinea. He also participated in the assault and capture of Peleliu Island and participated in the defense and capture of Cape Gloucester, N.B. He joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 28th Division 110th Infantry Battalion, where he served 28 years and was honorably discharged in 1964 as command sergeant major (E- 9), serving a total of 32 years in the military. Sam was a retired employee of West Penn Power Co., Laurel Division Headquarters, as a engineering technician with more than 40 years service. Sam was a member of the Scottdale Elks BPOE No. 777. He was an active member of (TREA), The Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter 96. He was also a 32nd degree member of Marion Lodge No. 562, Free and Accepted Masons, Pleasant Valley. Sam leaves his memories to be cherished by his loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, Samuel P. Bair Jr. and wife, Arlene, of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren, Alyson Bair and Samuel P. Bair III; his great grandson, Raffaele N. Russano III; two special nephews, Thomas E. Bambrey and wife, Rosalie, of West Lafayette, Ind., and David Bambrey and wife, Lorri, of Scottdale; a special niece, Rosalie Hughes, of Delaware. In addition to his parents, Sam will once again be reunited with his loving wife of 67 years, Martha “Marty” June Ansell Bair, who died April 18, 2012; and a brother, Vernon Bair, in infancy. Sam’s family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W/ Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A funeral service for Sam will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Dennis Henley, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, Scottdale, officiating. Committal service and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, with the Armbrust Veterans Association conducting full military honors at the chapel. Marion Lodge No. 562 & F&AM will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Scottdale Elks BPOE No. 777 will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; TREA will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday, all in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send an online condolence or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 12, 2012, page A2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Angeline M. BAIRD (1905-2000)

   Angeline M. Mercurio Baird,95, of Kingview Road, Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, died Wednesday, Sept.20, 2000 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, a daughter of the late John and Orlando Leone Mercurio. Angeline was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and a member of the Catholic daughters of Americas Court lambing #314. She was also a member of the Scottdale Sons of Italy Ladies Lodge. Angeline leaves to cherish her memories her sister, Helen Aiello and husband Sebastian “Busty” of Scottdale; and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and –nephews. In addition to the parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Baird, who died July 7, 1983; four sisters, Theresa Morrocco, Jennie Mercurio, Mamie Maglieri and Rose Lamanna; and three brothers, Frank, Michael, and Dominic A. Mercurio, who died March 2, 1988. Angeline’s family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist RC Church Scottdale with her pastor, the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. John the Baptist RC Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish wake service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. and the Catholic Daughters of Americas will recite the rosary Friday at 2 p.m., both in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 2000

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna Catherine BAIRD ( -1901)

   White Female, Born On Locust Street, Second Ward, Father is a carpenter

Information obtained from the Early Births, Fayette Co, Pa, Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library


Death notice for Anna Catherine Baird appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 25, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.

Anna Catherine Baird
White, female, 8 years old
   Cause of death–Rheumatism, sick 2 months
   Residence–Church Avenue
   Father–John William Baird
   Mother–Margaret C Smith Baird


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 14, line 106

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Bertha E. BAIRD ( -1926)

BERTHA E. BAIRD

   Miss Bertha E. Baird, who was stenographer for the late Senator W. E. Crow, died at her parent’s home in Elm Grove, W. Va., Tuesday, August 3, 1926. A coincidence is seen in that Miss Baird died just one day after the fourth anniversary of Senator Crow’s death. Miss Baird came to Uniontown in 1919 and was with Senator Crow until his death. She returned home in 1922. Funeral services will be held at the home, Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Miss Baird was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Baird.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 5, 1926, page 5, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Burl E. 'Cork' BAIRD ( -2002)

Burl E. “Cork” Baird
Uniontown

Burl E. “Cork” Baird, 89, of Uniontown, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, in Beverly Health Care, Uniontown. A son of the late Merch and Elizabeth Inks Baird, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kooser Baird; and two sisters, Margaret Wilson and Mary Catherine Burns. Burl was a self-employed truck driver. He is survived by two sons, Burl Edward Baird Jr. and wife, Lee Ann, of Parma, Ohio, and Larry Baird and wife, Judy, of Uniontown; a brother, Charles Baird of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Thelma Weaver of Smyrna, Tenn., and Edith Dorazio of Uniontown; and two grandsons, Robert and John of Parma, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 to 9 a.m., when a brief service will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating, followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Charles Neiderheiser and the Rev. Herbert Peterson co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 16, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Claire P. BAIRD (1912-1994)

Claire P. Baird,
Robertshaw retiree

   Clair P. Baird, 81, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 1994, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Youngwood, a son of the late Daniel and Martha Saylor Baird. He was a member of the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon. Prior to retirement in 1978, he was employed by Robertshaw Controls for 44 years. He was a member of the Robertshaw Retirees Club. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Florence Huffman Baird; a son, Pail Baird of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Brenda) Fisher of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Bill, John, Ed, and Glenn Baird; and five sisters, Della Truxel, Effie Mullen, Hazel Baird and Elsie Baird.


BAIRD— Clair P. Baird of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 4, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street Mount Pleasant. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mount Joy Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Robert L. Bloom officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Joy Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles H. BAIRD ( -1924)

   Death notice for Charles H Baird, formerly of Fayette Co, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 8, 1924. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


E. H. BAIRD (1843-1894)

E. H. Baird

White, male, 51 years old, married, bookkeeper
   Cause of death–Rheumatism
   Born–1843, Bridgeport, Pa.
   Died–November 25, 1894, Bridgeport
   Buried–Dunlap Creek Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 9, line 102

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edward Lincoln BAIRD ( -1868)

Died

  BAIRD— On the 26th inst., Edward Lincoln, son of Mr. Jeremiah Baird, of Redstone.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 8, 1868, Vol. I, No. 40, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Edward R. BAIRD ( -1923)

EDWARD R. BAIRD

   Edward R. Baird, aged 70 years, a pensioned Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, died at his home in West Brownsville, Friday morning, March 9, 1923, following a lingering illness. The deceased was an employee of the railroad company for 40 years, being pensioned about eight years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Baird, and the following children: Harry, Grace and Ray Baird, all of West Brownsville; Mrs. Edith Cowell, of Pt. Marion; Mrs. John Jackson, of Lebanon; Mrs. R. H. Burd, of Brownsville. Two sisters, Mrs. William Wilson, of Uniontown, and Mrs., Hugh Wilson, of Fairchance, also survive. Funeral services will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Mr. Swain, pastor of the Brownsville Central Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 10, 1923, page 12, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Eliza J. BAIRD ( -1923)

MISS ELIZA J. BAIRD

   Miss Eliza J. Baird, aged about 64 years, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Mary Fogel, at Grand Ridge, Ill., Sunday evening, April 29, 1923, after a brief illness. No details of her death were given in messages received here yesterday. Miss Baird left Uniontown a week ago on Wednesday and apparently was then in the best of health. The body will reach Uniontown this evening and will be removed to the home of Miss Mary Hibbs, 74 Lincoln street, where funeral services will be held, probably on Thursday. Miss Baird had made her home with Miss Hibbs. Interment will be in Hopewell cemetery, with Rev. Mr. VanErman conducting the services. Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced later. Miss Baird was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Baird. She was a native of Fayette county. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. F. King, of Jefferson City, Tenn., and Mrs. Martha Durham, of Terra Alta, W. Va. Miss Baird was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. She was widely known in the county and her death comes as a great shock to a wide circle of acquaintances.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 1, 1923, page 9, column 5


FUNERAL OF MISS BAIRD

   Funeral services of Miss Eliza J. Baird will be held from the home of Miss Mary C. Hibbs, 74 Lincoln street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. R. C. VanErman, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Hopewell cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 2, 1923, page 10, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth BAIRD (1814-1897)

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

Elizabeth Baird

White, female, 83 years old, widow, sick 3 years
   Cause of death–Brights Disease
   Born–1814, German Twp.
   Died–February 4, 1897


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 16, line 377

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ella Morgan BAIRD ( -1938)

ELLA M. BAIRD

   Mrs. Ella Morgan Baird, 69, wife of George H. Baird, died Tuesday noon, October 11, 1938, in the family home at Bridgeville, Pa., following a three years’ illness of complications. Her husband, George, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Espey, also of Bridgeville, are the only survivors. Closely identified with the Bethel Presbyterian church, deceased was greatly loved in the community where she had been a resident for many years, as well as throughout the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Formerly a school teacher, Mrs. Baird devoted much of her time and talent to the missionary movement, and was instrumental in organizing the Paton Missionary Society for girls and boys of Bethel church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 in Bethel church, with Rev. Potter officiating, assisted by Rev. J. C. Broomfield, of Pittsburgh. Burial will be in Bridgeville cemetery. Mr. Baird, native of Luzerne township, and brother of Mrs. F. B. Hess of this city, has for many years been identified with the Union Supply Company of Bridgeville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 13, 1938, page 16, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George W. BAIRD ( -1916)

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

George W. Baird, formerly of Fayette Co, Pa., died July 28, 1916. Complete text is not currently available.


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Gertrude Hormell BAIRD Stone  (1877-1908)

   Death notice for Gertrude Hormell Baird, wife of Arthur Baird appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 2, 1908. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rev. Doctor H. M. BAIRD ( -1906)

   Death notice for Rev. Doctor H. M. Baird, son of Rev. Dr. Robert Baird appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 17, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Helen G. Kooser BAIRD (1917-1997)

   Helen G. Kooser Baird, 79, of Uniontown, died Sunday, February 9, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born June 21, 1917, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Maul Kooser. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Ellsworth and Eugene Kooser. Mrs. Baird was a former member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of Scottdale. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, S & C Club, and Mountain Senior Citizen Center. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Burl Edward Baird, Sr.; two sons, Burl Edward Baird, Jr. and his wife, Lee Ann, of Parma, Ohio, and Larry W. Baird and his wife, Judy, of Uniontown; two grandsons, Robert and John Baird of Parma, Ohio; and her sister, LaVerne Stoner of Scottdale. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., when a prayer service will be held for family and friends. Wednesday, February 12, 1997, friends will be received in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Scottdale, from 10 -11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Herbert Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 10, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


J. W. BAIRD (1853-1930)

J. W. BAIRD

   J. W. Baird, a former resident of Uniontown, died Friday morning, April 11, at his home at Hi-Point Camp, which he founded, near Grantsville, Md., after a lengthy illness. Mr. Baird and his family resided in Uniontown for 40 years. About five years ago the family moved to Hi-Point Camp where he constructed a number of buildings in partnership with his son, James R. Baird. Mr. Baird was the son of the Rev. James Power Baird and Margaret Clark Baird. He was born December 24, 1853. He married Margaret Smith, November 25, 1886. Besides his wife, Mr. Baird is survived by two children, Elizabeth Baird Jobes of Bethesday, Md., and James, of Hi-Point. A grandson, Billy Jobes, a sister, Anna P. Baird, also survive. The remains will arrive in Uniontown, Sunday morning and will be taken to Johnstons mortuary chapel where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. H. H. Will, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 12, 1930, page 8, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rev. James Power BAIRD Stone  ( -1891)

REV. JAMES POWER BAIRD

   He received a good education, studied divinity and became a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was an earnest faithful preacher of the word, and during his long years in the ministry, filled many pulpits and gathered a rich reward. He married first, Harriet Riley, who died two years after marriage, leaving one child, George C., who died in the army in 1862. He married second, Margaret Pratt.


The Evening News, Uniontown, PA, May 18, 1891

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jane BAIRD ( -1926)

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

MRS. JANE BAIRD

   Mrs. Jane Baird, aged 70 years, died Thursday afternoon, April 15, 1926, at the Uniontown Hospital after an illness of about six weeks. Mrs. Baird recently underwent an operation for gallstones. Up until two days before her death she was getting along nicely when a relapse was suffered and death came quickly. Mrs. Baird was the widow of the late Edward Baird of Brownsville. Six children survive her: Mrs. Harry M. Burd, of Brownsville; Mrs. James Cowell, of Point Marion; Mrs. John D. Jackson, of Labanon, Pa.; Mrs. Grace Hildebrand and Harry Baird, of West Brownsville and Ray Baird of Canton, O. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Redstone cemetery, Brownsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 16, 1926, page 14, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jay E. BAIRD (1937-2011)

   Jay E. Baird, age 74 years, of Dawson, Pennsylvania died at his home on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born in Dickerson Run, Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 13, 1937, the son of Henry Baird and Ada Ramsier Baird, both now deceased. Jay was a retired Painter and a member of the Painters Union Local No. 409. Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn Marie Baird; five children: Joy Baird Farr and her husband Harlan of West Newton, Pennsylvania, Brett Baird and his wife Angie of Florida, Jay Baird of Florida, Bart Baird of Florida and William Cain of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Connor Baird and Dylan Baird and a brother, Gary Baird of Dawson, Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. Services will begin at 4 p.m. with Pastor H. David McElroy officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 27, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jeremiah Piersol BAIRD Stone  (1828-1901)

   Death notice for Jeremiah Piersol Baird, of Luzerne Twp., appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 27 & 29, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John BAIRD (1899-1975)

BAIRD, JOHN— Age 75 years of Old Pittsburgh Rd., Uniontown, R.D.4, died Tuesday, April 29, 1975, at 5:30 p.m. at his home. He was born September 18, 1899 in Scottdale and was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Chain Baird. He was predeceased by a son, John Nelson Baird, and three daughters, Lois D., Gloria Jean and Jane Doreen. He was a lifelong member of the Wesley Chapel, Scottdale. Surviving is his wife, Margaret Frances McGinnis Baird: three sons, Melvin C., Joseph E. and Robert, all of R.D.4, Uniontown; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friend in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment in Park Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 30, 1975, page 39, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Lenora B. BAIRD (1896-1977)

BAIRD, LENORA B.— 81, Allenport, died June 9, 1977, in the Charleroi Division of the Mon Valley Hospitals. She was born May 5, 1896 in Bellefonte, the daughter of the late John and Hannah Thompson. She was a member of the Allenport Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Raymond M., four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Burry, Mrs. Vivian Hite, Mrs. Greace Shrader, Mrs. Geraldine Morningside; two brothers, Edward and Frank Thompson; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Kisner and Mrs. Sara Pogue. Burial in Belle Vernon Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Uniontown, PA, June, 1977

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Lincoln BAIRD ( -1868)

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

Lincoln Baird, son of Jeremia Baird, died September 28, 1868. Complete text is not currently available.


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Loretta Mae BAIRD Stone  (1925-1925)

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

LORETTA MAE BAIRD

   Loretta Mae Baird, infant daughter of Albert and Marie Baird, of 26 Allegiance Avenue, died of cholera infantism at three o’clock Monday morning, July 27th, 1925. The little one was six months and 25 days old. The funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Smithfield Baptist Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 28, 1925, page 2, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret Ann Pratt BAIRD Stone  ( -1864)

DEATHS

BAIRD— At her residence near Smithfield, Fayette county, Pa., Nov. 17th, 1864, of heart disease, Mrs. Margaret Anne, wife of Rev. James P. Baird, aged 38 years and 8 months. Sister Baird has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church about 18 years, having attached herself to the Hopewell Congregation at the age of 16 years. It has been the writer’s privilege to be personally acquainted with her for several years, and he has often been impressed with the high tone of loving, tender, gentle piety which her life vilified abounding in Charity “which thinketh no evil, suffereth long and is kind.” She often spoke with calmness of the change which she felt was near at hand, resigning her children to the giver of the jewels she waited patiently her time. A few days before her death many clouds and doubts arose, but the Divine Spirit is answer to much prayer removed them all so that she could rejoice in prospect of a glorious immortality. Her last words as she gently closed her eyes ere “I can no sleep.” “Asleep in Jesus O how sweet, To be for such a slumber meet.” But the four precious children, how lonely they are left, without a mother’s warm heart near to sympathize, her wisdom to instruct, and hands to lead, yet the God of the Sainted mother will be their God, guide and portion. It is sweet and soothing to know we are children of a parent or parents who live in heaven may a mother’s prayers be answered, a mother’s example and instruction be followed. May the great Shepherd and Bishop of son is comfort and support the bereaved husband.

   L. N. Biddle


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 8, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 44, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Martha E. BAIRD ( -1931)

MARTHA E. BAIRD

   Mrs. Martha E. Baird, aged 85 years, four months and seven days, died at 7:15 a.m., Friday, May 15, 1931, the result of complications. She is survived by one son, William Baird, of Fairchance, and 21 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bryson, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. John Sullenbarger, Bridgeport, and one brother, James Baird, of Pittsburgh. The funeral cortege will leave the home of William Baird, Sunday at 2 p.m., going to the Free Methodist church, Bridgeport, where funeral services will be solemnized in charge of Rev. Mr. Douglas, assisted by Rev. Mr. Jewel. Burial will be in Green Lick cemetery, Bridgeport.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 16, 1931, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Margery Finley BAIRD Stone  (1835-1902)

   Death notice for Mary Margery Finley Baird, wife of Jeremiah Baird, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 27, 1902. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Melvin Clarence BAIRD (1928-2008)

   Melvin Clarence Baird, age 80 years, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 7, 1928, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of John Baird and Margaret McGinnis Baird. Melvin formerly worked for Bell Aircraft, in Niagara Falls, New York, and retired as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Local 261. In addition to his Parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Baird, and a sister, Lois Baird Hill. Melvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Wydo Baird; four children: a son, Melvin J. Baird and his wife, Vanessa, of Kinsman, Ohio, and three daughters, Susan Barclay and husband, Dennis, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Mary Ann Verney and husband, Robert, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Maureen Stefancin and her husband, Tim, of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert Baird and Joseph Baird, both of Uniontown, Pa.; son-in-law, John Cofchin; and two sisters-in-law: Marian Furlong and Mary Alice Wydo. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where the family will receive Friends today (Sunday, July 13, 2008), from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Russell Baird, officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, July 13, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Oliver Clark BAIRD ( -1924)

OLIVER C. BAIRD

   Many friends and relatives, paid tribute to the late Oliver Clark Baird at the funeral services held this afternoon from his home at Star Junction. Rev. Judson Jeffreys of Scottdale, assisted by Rev. J. R. Forgie of Star Junction, officiated. Burial was made in Mount Washington Cemetery. Mr. Baird was one of the most highly respected persons in that locality and the funeral attendance gave sight to the high esteem in which he was held. Floral tributes were many and beautiful.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 11, 1924, page 6, column 4


Serve as Pallbearers

   The pallbearers at the funeral of Oliver Clark Baird of Star Junction yesterday afternoon were John Hobson, John Pollock, George Eskin, William Vance, Jacob Newmyer and Charles Meyers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 12, 1924, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Pearl V. Bryte BAIRD ( -1955)

BAIRD, PEARL V.— Aged 67, 330 Evans St., died Friday, October 21, 1955 at 7:30 a.m., following a lingering illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Sophia Shanaberger Bryte. She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church; Dorcas Sunday School Class and Ladies Auxiliary 4. She is survived by her husband, Burl R. Baird and these children: Mrs. William (Ruth) Hall; James B. and Mrs. James (Vera) Smith, Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Louise VanScoy, Uniontown; three grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., until today at 11:30 a.m. and in the Calvary Methodist Church from 12 noon until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Dr. Alden J. Allen and Rev., E. J. Keifer officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers—Dr. R. A. Mulligan, Howard J. Mulligan, Harry J. Bryte, Richard Baird, Burl E. Baird, March Baird, Jr.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 24, 1955, page 6, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Persis BAIRD ( -1888)

BAIRD--Mrs. Persis Baird died at her home in Luzerne township, on Monday August 27th, aged 89 years. She was one of the oldest residents of that township.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, September 7, 1888, page 8, column 2

Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>


Thomas BAIRD ( -1929)

THOMAS BAIRD

   Thomas Baird, aged 37 years, a timberman in the Orient mine of the Orient Coal and Coke Company, was instantly killed by a slate fall in the mine Monday morning, April 15, 1929, at 6:45 o’clock. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Baird, and a daughter, Florence. Funeral services will be held in the home at Orient, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. R. G. Manley officiating. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery, this city.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 16, 1929, page 13, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Walter J. BAIRD, Jr. (1933-2006)

   Walter J. Baird Jr., 73, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, October 13, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born February 27, 1933, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Walter J. Baird, Sr., and Gladys Hutzel Baird. He was predeceased by his parents and a nephew, Michael Baird. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Goodroe Baird, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together this November; two sons: Walter J. Baird, III (Buddy), and Timothy L. Baird and his fiancee, Judy Hickle, all of Smithfield, Pa.; one granddaughter, Nicole Dyer, of Albany, New York, and her fiancé, Lorenzo Triblet; a great-granddaughter, Kyara Triblet; two sisters: Connie Baird Mahallick and her husband, Ray, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., and Jane Baird, of Uniontown, Pa.; one brother, Russell Baird and his wife, Anna Marie, of Uniontown, Pa.; a goddaughter, Susan Patterson, of Arizona; his last surviving aunt, "Edie" Edith Dorazio, of Uniontown, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Walter was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa. He was a graduate of North Union High School, Fayette County, Pa. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 26 1/2 years, where he served as a Senior Master Sergeant. After retirement from the Air Force, he was employed by the Bauer's Lumber Company from 1980 to 1983, the Fayette County Housing Authority from 1983 to 1993 as a Housing Inspector, then he became the Maintenance Supervisor, until his retirement in 1998. Upon retirement from the Housing Authority, Walt drove a hearse for the Johnstown Hearse Company and Lewis Limousine Company, and delivered Meals on Wheels for 2 1/2 years for Fayette County Community Action. Walt was a life time member of the AMVETS George Marshall Post 103, Hopwood, Pa., and the Alfred Wilson VFW Post 7219, Fairchance, Pa., the Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club, and the Grandma Honeys. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO- TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation or the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church Fund.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, October 15, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Winona C. BAIRD Stone  (1857-1929)

WINONA C. BAIRD

   Miss Winona C. Baird, aged 71 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank B. Hess, 59 Nassau street, Tuesday morning, January 3, 1929, at 6 o’clock of heart trouble. She had been ill since Christmas. Miss Baird was born in Luzerne township, near Republic. She was the eldest daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margery Finley Baird. She had been a resident of Uniontown for the last 22 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian church. In addition to Mrs. Hess, Miss Baird is survived by the following brothers: Robert and Edward of Kansas, Moses of California, George of Bridgeville, James of Brownsville and Benjamin of Republic. Funeral services will be held in the Hess home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, followed by burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 9, 1929, page 13, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Olive Marks BAKEN (1903-1969)

MRS. EDWARD BAKEN

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Mrs. Olive Marks Baken, 65, of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 2, died at 1;45 p.m. Wednesday in Frick Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 31, 1903, in Mount Pleasant Township, and was a member of the Fairview Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Edward; four daughters, Mrs. Andrew (June) Kantorik, Mrs. Albert (Violet) Paul and Mrs. Steve (Eleanor) Polander of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 2, and Mrs. Michael (Jean) Tiumack of Southwest; a son, Zane, at home; two great- grandchildren; five brothers, Harry Marks of Mammoth, Domer Marks of Latrobe, R. D., Charles Marks of New Stanton, Grant of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 1, and Lawrence of Acme, R. D. 1, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Hattie Wilkins of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 1.


BAKEN— Friends of Mrs. Edward (Olive Marks) Baken of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1969, may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Daily at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt. The body will lie in state at the Fairview Church of God from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, the hour of the funeral, with the Rev. Ernest C. Hall officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 2, 1969, page 23, columns 6 & 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Andy BAKER Jr. (1915-1995)

Andy Baker Jr.

   Andy Baker Jr., 80 of Connellsville, R.D. 1, died Monday, Nov. 6, 1995. He was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Trauger, Pa., a son of the late Andy and Barbara Bustin Baker Sr. He was a heavy equipment operator for a coal company. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Byzantine Church, Leisenring. He is survived by a son, Ivan Gerald Baker and wife Maria of Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. Allen (Irene Andrea) Junk of Connellsville, Mrs. Louis (Deborah Inez) Arensburg of Brownsville and Mrs. Richard (Juliann) Bosnic of Germantown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Steve Baker of Adelaide. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mary Grib Baker in 1994; a brother, Mike Baker; and three sisters, Mary Johns, Barbara Yourchek and Elizabeth Rhimnak. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a Panachida service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by a divine liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Byzantine Church, with the Rev. Ivan Mina, PhD., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Parastas will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna M. Moyer BAKER (1895-1988)

ANNA M. BAKER,— age 92 of Dunbar R. D. 2, died Tuesday (January 5, 1988) in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born November 28, 1895 at Uniontown, the daughter of the late Newton and Elizabeth Moyer. She was a member of the American Baptist Fellowship of Dunbar and served as White Cross chairman for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are three sons; Harold Baker, Jr. of Nuyley, New Jersey, James D. and Eugene Baker both of Dunbar; 12 grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Harry D Baker. Interment in St Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, January, 1988

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna Mae BAKER Stone  (1916-2003)

Anna Mae Baker
Boston, Mass.
Formerly of Dunbar

Anna Mae Baker of Boston, Mass., formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday June 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clark and Bessie Baker; sisters, Ruth Guthrie, Mary Humphreys, Bella Wild, Cecilia Maddas; and brother, William Baker. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Anna Mae was the last member of her immediate family. Friends will be received at BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 12, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Annabelle M. BAKER (1926-1995)

Annabelle M. Baker

   Annabelle Miller Baker, 68, of Southwest R.D. 6, died Friday in her home. She is survived by two sons, Randall A. Baker and his wife, Mary Jo, of Norvelt and Barry L. Baker and his wife, Anne, of Southwest; a daughter, Lori Ann Baker at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas E. Miller of Connellsville and William H. Miller of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Betty J.) Zaronsky of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Galone- Caruso’s, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Monday at First United Methodist Church, 15 East Second St., Greensburg, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–October 9, 1926
   Died—–February, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Barney BAKER ( -1925)

BARNEY BAKER,
VETERAN HUNTER,
DIES SUDDENLY

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

  Barney Baker, 68 years old, was found dead in bed Tuesday evening at his home at Dunbar by his attending physician. Death was attributed to complication of diseases following a brief illness. Mr. Baker was born at Hopwood and had spent practically all of his life in Dunbar. He was a carpenter and was at one time employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company. He was a great sportsman and owned some of the best hunting hounds in the whole region. He lived by himself.

  Mrs. Baker, who was Miss Emma Hampshire of South Connellsville died about three years ago. There were no children. Mrs. Calvin Kissinger of Hopwood and Isaac Harbarger of Dunbar, half-sister and half-brother, survive.

  The funeral service will be h eld Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of a cousin, Harry Baker, of near Pechin. Rev. David E. Minerd will officiate. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. The body was taken from the home to the funeral parlors of Director J. N. Burhans and pepared for burial and removed to the Baker home today.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–David Baker
   Mother–Margaret Baker Harbarger


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, April 30, 1925, page 1, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Charles W. BAKER died in 1943. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

EXTRACT
NAME: Charles W Baker
AGE: 77 years
DIED: 9 o'clock Sunday morning.
PLACE: at the home of a son , Harry Baker at Pechin
CAUSE OF DEATH: extended illness.  
SPOUSE: Mrs Rose Baker, "preceeded him in death two years ago".  
SURVIVING CHILDREN: David M; Mrs Jessie Hardy; Miss Beatrice, Harry and Charles Jr, all of Pechin and Mrs Pearl Wortman of Ridgway.
OTHER SURVIVORS: 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren , three brothers; Frederick, Harry and William of Dunbar, and one sister, Mrs William Matthews of Percy.
FUNERAL: 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home in charge of Rev Raymond L. Vincent and Rev. H. D. Purier.  
BURIAL: Mt Auburn Cemetery.  
SOURCE: Daily Courier,  Monday, 12-6-1943, page 2


Charlotte W. BAKER ( -1920)

CHARLOTTE W. BAKER

   Miss Charlotte W. Baker, aged 19 years, died at the home of her parents at Pechin, at 6 o'clock, of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Baker, and the following brothers and sisters, all of Pechin; David, Herbert, Jessie, Harvey, Charles, Beatrice and Pearl. Funeral services will be held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Bolton officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 24, 1920, page 9, column 4


Miss Baker’s Funeral

   The funeral of Charlotte Baker last Monday was largely attended. The popularity of the young lady was attested by banks of flowers contributed by her friends. The funeral services were impressive, the sermon by Rev. Bolton a fine tribute, the music rendered by the Methodist Protestant choir appropriate. The remains were laid to rest in Mount Auburn cemetery. Among out-of-town persons at the funeral were T. B. Palmer of Uniontown, Miss Minnie Leapline of Pittsburg and Mrs. Ida M. Bolton and daughter, Mabel, of Floreffe.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 31, 1920, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Cora Lee Colvert BAKER obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Cora Lee Colvert Baker, Fairchance health officer, aged 61 years, seven months and ten days, died at her home at 3:15 o'clock Saturday morning from a stroke of paralysis.  Christmas day she fell and broke her arm and she has been prostrate since.
She was the daughter of John Lee and the late Ann Colvert.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Fairchance and the Ladies Auxiliary of the G. A. R.  Mrs. Baker was known for her charitable work and community kindnesses.
She is survived by her husband, George A. Baker, a daughter, Eleanor, at
home, and a son, George Ross Baker, of Smock.  A brother, J. M. Colvert of
Pittsburgh and three grandsons also survive.
Private services will be held at the home Monday at ten o'clock the Rev. C. D. A. Hoon officiating.  Burial will be in the Kingwood, W. Va., cemetery. Please omit flowers.


David J. BAKER (1912-2003)

   David J. Baker, 90, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Oct. 22, 1912, in Hopwood, Pa., the son of the late David Baker and Lucinda Hibbs Baker and was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. He was a graduate of South Union High School, Class of 1932, and a member of the Central Church, where he served as a teacher of the Fogg Cochran Men's Class, elder and member of the church board, member of the building committee and chairman of trustees. David retired from West Penn Power Company, with 40 years of service. He joined the company in 1936, at the Uniontown office and worked as a customer accounting representative at Uniontown and Connellsville, and advanced through serviceman classifications to become head serviceman in 1955. He was an executive director of the Uniontown Civil Defense, general manager of Uniontown Merchants American Legion baseball, and coach of the Kiwanis Teener baseball team. David was a member of Fayette Lodge 228, F. & A.M., and the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory-32 Degree, the Y.M.C.A., Crippled Children, Western Pennsylvania Heart Association, and Uniontown Recreation Committee. His hobbies included fishing, baseball and hunting. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle "Betty" (Dougherty) Baker; one son, David Alan Baker and wife, Lynn of Perryopolis; one daughter, Carol Gilleland and husband, Dave E. of Uniontown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


David S. BAKER ( -1853)

DIED

   In this place, on Monday morning last, DAVID S. BAKER, aged 25 years. “Let me die the death of the righteous, and my last end be like his.” A youth has been stricken down – the grave has closed – “God has changed his countenance and sent him away.” He has been taken from the evil to come.” But the grave, however strong its fetters, cannot bind the soul. “O death where is thy victory.” “The Redeemer is mine, I am his,” is expressive and suitable language, when uttered by one whose life has been without reproach, and whose Christian character is faithful, such as been emphatically the life of David S. Baker. With the approaches of death he was made acquainted, and met the king of terrors with the calmness of summer’s eve. The last four or five days of his life were spent in almost constant exhortations, urging his numerous visitors to “Choose that better part, which shall not be taken away.” He knew his life was closing, and that there is no work or device in the grave. Christ was precious to him, and he felt great boldness in declaring him the Savior of sinners. He said, “I would not be afraid to speak to a king to tell him of Jesus.” His repeated statements of his peace of mind – entire resignation to the will of God – confident hope in Christ, and happiness in the change he was about to make – reminded one of the olden time, when it was said by an Apostle, “to live is Christ’s, but to die is gain.” To be present at the close of human existence is always interesting – sometimes deeply distressing. It is so, because the trial – the probation is ended, and the final – eternal – unalterable judgment of the Creator will soon be known to the soul. But is it not joy to the people of God when the last sound from dying lips – the last final effort of mortal man – as he sinks into the dark valley and shadow of death,” is to declare from that threshold of eternity, the joyful sound, I fear no evil, Jesus stands ready to receive me. And is it not impressive when from dying lips the faint, penetrating, searching, heart appalling sound is heard, “be ye also ready.”       B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 31, 1853, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Donald Earl BAKER (1979-2003)

Donald Earl Baker
Allegheny Township

Donald Earl Baker, 68, of Allegheny Township, died Wednesday (June 12, 2003) in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison. Born August 16, 1934, in Slate Lick, he lived in Tarentum before moving to Allegheny Township in 1963. He was an insurance broker at Erie Insurance Group and established the Baker Insurance Agency, Allegheny Township, in 1976. He also worked at Numec in Parks and Thermal Transfer, Monroeville, before retiring in 2001. Mr. Baker was a member of Hillcrest Alliance Church, where he was an elder, and Gideon's International. He enjoyed golfing and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, L. Lynnette Mang Baker; a son, Paul E. (Jennifer) Baker of West Leechburg; three daughters, Mrs. James (Margie) Jack of Mason, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Bell of Waldorf, Md. and Mrs. Mark (Nancy) Jack of Lower Burrell; his parents, Earl and Marybelle Millen Baker of Cabot; and a brother, Harold (Lois) Baker of West Grove. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Melaine Kettler; Daniel, Kevin, Kristen, Megan and Rachel Jack; Scott, Karen and Jeffrey Bell; and Jarod and Emily Baker. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hillcrest Alliance Church, with his pastor, the Rev. Richard R. Green, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 14, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorothy Elizabeth Wiley BAKER (1945-2008)

   Dorothy Elizabeth Wiley Baker, age 62, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died peacefully Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born October 13, 1945, in Grantsville, Maryland, she was the daughter of Blaine Wiley and Cora Walls Wiley. Dorothy "Dot" was a retired employee of 30 years from Bell Telephone (now Verizon) and enjoyed her friends and family, traveling, church and volunteer work. She was loved by many and will be missed by the same!

   Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved husband, Howard E. Baker (August 29, 1942 -- February 22, 2001), and is survived by her two daughters: Deena Lynn Baker, of Uniontown, Pa., and Corie Anne Baker, of Smock, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Amanda Baker, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., Jamie Umbel and Katie Umbel, both of Uniontown, and Bella Baker, of Smock; great grandchildren: Karleigh Jade Elizabeth, of Masontown, and Sean Michael, of Uniontown; as well as two sisters: Pat Nelson, of Accident, Maryland, and Connie Savage, of Grantsville, Maryland.

   At Dorothy's request, no Funeral Services will be held, however, a Memorial Service will receive friends and family following her cremation. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday evening, May 9, 2008, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Pastor Bob Norman will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Grantsville, Maryland.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edith Florence Nascimben BAKER (1923-2008)

   Edith Florence Nascimben Baker, age 85, of Rosedale, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, December 4, 2008, in the Horizon Personal Care Home, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa. She was born February 5, 1923, in Rosedale, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Virginio Nascimben and Josephine Guirdino Nascimben.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emmett Baker, on November 13, 1990; her sisters: Rose Kezmarsky, Mary Phillips, Virginia Pesaturo and Leona Kotlar; her brothers: Eugene "Geno" Dominick, Joseph, Anthony, and Milo. Edith was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her loving and devoted sons: Jim Baker and wife, Linda, of Fairchance, Pa. and Emmett "Bruce" Baker, Jr., of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.; her loving grandchildren: Jamie Baker and wife, Gina, of Fairchance, and Chris Baker and fiancé, Angie Columbia, of Hopwood, Pa.; great granddaughters: Lindsay and Jamie Marie. Edith is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

   Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., on Sunday, December 7, 2008, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Monday, December 8, 2008 until 11 a.m., when a Funeral Service will be held, with Pastor Paul Leasher, officiating. Interment follows in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 6, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edward S. BAKER Stone  (1912-2003)

   Edward S. Baker, 91, of Farmington, Pa., passed away Sunday, September 21, 2003 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 30, 1912 in Farmington, Pa., son of the late Charles H. and Maude Belle Fazenbaker Baker. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by four sisters, Martha Fields, Edna Tissue, Florence Frazee and an infant sister Ruth Baker. Ed was a member of Farmington Free Methodist Church and was a retired copper miner with Anacoda Minerals Company in Butte, Montana, retiring in 1974. He was also a member of Mt. Senior Action Group. Surviving are his wife Kathryn Conaway Baker and five children; Lea and Cecil Sheppard of Wenatchee, Washington, Lou and Charles Surplis of Baltimore, Maryland, Bob and Alice Bowman of Farmington, Doris and Charles Clifton of Conrad, Montana and Allen and Kathy Baker of Butte, Montana; 20 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, in Farmington Free Methodist Church, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of the service, with the Rev. Dale Rexrode and Elmer Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to W.L.O.G. Radio, P.O. Box 68, Farmington, Pa. 15437.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Edwin M. BAKER (1916-1987)

   Edwin M. BAKER, 71, of Dunbar died Saturday in Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He was born Feb. 15, 1916 in Dunbar, son of the late David and Emma Laughery Baker. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar, where he served on the board of trustees for several years. He was a member of Dunbar Lions Club, King Solomon Lodge 346 F and AM of Connellsville, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh, and General Worth Lodge 386 IOOF. He was a retired account manager for Campbell Sales Company of New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Florence Herron Baker. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald. (10/10/1987 - Green Ridge)


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October, 1987

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Eleanor May Rafferty BAKER (1935-2009)

   Eleanor May (Rafferty) Baker, age 74, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at her residence. Eleanor was born on March 15, 1935, the daughter of John Rafferty and Leona (VanSickle) Rafferty. She is survived by three daughters: Mary Metts and her husband Richard of Grindstone, Pennsylvania, Rose Shaffer of Uniontown and Wendy Baker of Uniontown; a long time companion, Donald Walters; two sons: John Baker and his wife Rita of Phillips, Pennsylvania and Kenneth Baker of Uniontown; sisters: Patricia of Brownsville, Pennsylvania and Rose of Texas; three brothers: John of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Robert of Mapletown, Pennsylvania and David of Grindstone, Pennsylvania; also numerous grandchildren, great grand children and great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania today (Sunday, January 3, 2010) from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, January 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at which time a Service will be held in the Funeral Home with the Rev. Galen Winebrenner officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, December, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Eliza BAKER died in 1847. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Western Christian Advocate.
Cincinnati, Friday, May 21, 1847.
Vol. XIV.---No. 6. Whole Number 682.
Page 24, Column 6
BIOGRAPHICAL.
For the Western Christian Advocate.
December 29--In Jackson county, Va., near the mouth of Mill creek, ELIZA BAKER, daughter of William George and Eliza Hepburn.
Sister Baker was born in Upper Canada, in 1811, and joined the Church in 1825, soon after which she was converted. In 1827, she removed to Uniontown, Pa. The same year, she received a letter from Charles Elliott, and removed to Williamsport, Pa. Soon after, she received a letter from William Stevens, and removed to Beavertown, Pa., where she was married to Philip Baker, by Joshua Monroe. Soon after, she received a letter from J. Monroe, and removed to Jackson county, Va. In May, 1846, she was confined to her bed with consumption, on which she lay until death set her free, on the 24th day of December, 1846. Her affliction was great, which she bore with Christian patience.
FRANCIS GUTHRIE.


Ella Costolo BAKER (1863-1930)

MRS. O.B. BAKER—Ella Costolo Baker, aged 67, widow of O.B. Baker of Point Marion, died at her home Friday Morning at 5:30 of complications. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Ridgeway Costolo. Mrs. Baker was born February 21, 1863. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles Ross, Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery at Point Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 17, 1930

Contributed by Caine Luckey < luckeyc10 at yahoo.com>


EMMA L. BAKER died in 1922.

Mrs. Emma Lockwood Baker, 5? years old, wife of Barney Baker of Bryson Hill, Dunbar, died Sunday morning at her home. In addition to her husband she is survived by three brothers, Charles Hampshire of Connellsville, George of South Connellsville and Joseph of Niagara Falls, one half-brother, John Exstine of Pittsburg, and a half-sister, Mrs. Kate Woagman of Versaillus, O. Miss Emma Corrigan, who has been living at the Baker home, is a niece. John Hamshire, her father, fell dead in Connellsville about a month ago. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Rev. O. W. Bolton and Rev. David Minerd will officiate. Interment will be in the Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.

The Daily Courier, Sept 18, 1922, pg. 6

Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>


Emmett E. BAKER (1910-2002)

Emmett E. Baker
Connellsville

Emmett E. Baker, 91, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born Nov. 21, 1910, in Scottdale, a son of the late Emmett C. and Elsie Moore Baker. Prior to his retirement, Emmett worked as a welder for the Scottdale Machine Foundry & Construction Co. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He was a member of the Connellsville Presbyterian Church of USA since 1954. Emmett is survived by his loving wife, Georgia L. Livingston Baker with whom he would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18, 2002. He is also survived by a brother, William Baker of Mount Pleasant; the following nieces and nephews, David and Jim Baker, both of Scottdale, Donald Baker and Donna McKetta, both of Mount Pleasant, Jean Ann Loucks of Hunker, George Edward and Douglas Charles Boyle, both of Montgomery, Ala., and Gregory Michael Boyle of Colorado Springs Colo.; and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Elwood Baker and two sisters, Dorothy Stickel and Leora Baker. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Juengel officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 14, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ertta C. BAKER (1913-2004)

   Ertta C. Baker, 90, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a former longtime resident of Point Marion, Pa., died January 10, 2004, in Florida. Born in Lake Lynn, Pa. on March 14, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Donley Blaney. She was a member of the Point Marion United Methodist Church, and had been living in St. Petersburg since 1985.

   Surviving are her three children, Delbert R. Baker and Mary Lou Bunch, both of St. Petersburg, and Eugene F. Baker of Oak Hill, Va.; a brother, Fred Blaney of Uniontown; five sisters, Mabel Shingleton of Butler, Pa., Charlotta McNatt of Pawleys Island, S.C., Virginia Miller of Smithfield, Pa., Loretta Schiavoni, of Brunswick, Ohio, and Freda Mae of Uniontown; 11 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Fred Delbert Baker on Dec. 19, 1982.

   Private interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Friends are invited to join the family for Memorial Services on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., in the Point Marion United Methodist Church. The Rev. James D. Lewis will officiate. Arrangements are in the care of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, 501 Morgantown St., Point Marion, PA


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Florence BAKER (1914-2004)

Florence Baker
Dunbar

Florence Baker, 89, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in Lint's Personal Care Home, Connellsville. She was born in Dunbar on Dec. 29, 1914, the daughter of the late William H. and Jennie Godfrey Herron. Florence was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in the Poplar Grove and Connellsville Township schools. She was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church of Dunbar. Surviving are two sisters, Genevieve Kelly of Dunbar and Marjorie Galley and her husband, Ralph of Vanderbilt. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews; and 20 great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Baker; two brothers, William H. Herron Jr. and Thomas Herron; and three sisters, Mary Lucius, Elizabeth Kohl and Eleanor Herron. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 2 p.m., the hour of the service there. Officiating minister will be the Rev. Jeffrey Popson. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Freeman P. BAKER (1891-1974)

FREEMAN P. BAKER

   Freeman P. Baker, 83, of Connellsville, R.D. 2, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Connellsville State General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1891, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Solomon and Rebecca Hough Baker. He was a resident of Bullskin Township all his life. He was a retired coal miner and masonry worker and in his early years a manager of Breakneck baseball team. Surviving are his wife, Martha Richter Baker; three daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Florence) Marietta Gangawere of Connellsville, Mrs. Stanley U.R. (Helen) Morris of Connellsville and Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Minerd of Connellsville, R.D. 2; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Samuel (Gladys) Adams of Torrance, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; one brother, Sollie Baker of Connellsville, R.D. 2, and four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Martin of Connellsville, Mrs. Pearl Freed and Mrs. Hazel Lilley both of Connellsville, R.D. 2, and Miss Katherine Baker of Connellsville. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mrs. Daisy Geary Baker; two brothers, George and Charles Baker and five sisters, Mrs. Allie Nicholson, Mrs. Mary Taxacher, Mrs. Blanche Longanecker Rhodebeckaer, Mrs. Ella Austin and Miss Etta Baker


BAKER— Friends of Freeman Baker who died Sunday will be received after 7 p.m. today in Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John Woods officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 26, 1974, page 4, column 5 & 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Gazella "Gizzy" Sabo BAKER (1930-2008)

   Gazella "Gizzy" Sabo Baker, age 78, a 45-year resident of Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, who previously had resided in Shiloh, New Jersey, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, in her home with her loving family beside her. Gazella had been in declining health for the past 19 months. She was born April 1, 1930, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Sabo and Julia Semonski Sabo. Mrs. Baker was a loving homemaker and had been previously employed with the former Owens-Illinois Glass Company, in Bridgeton. She was a Deaconess in her beloved church, the Pearl Street Baptist Church, where she loved to serve. She enjoyed singing in the Church Choir, her family, cooking, gardening, helping others, and witnessing her love for the Lord. She was very fun loving, enjoyed life and has touched hundreds of people with her love in her lifetime! She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her and knowing her!

   She was predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Melody Lynn Baker, a sister, Marjorie Burris, and seven brothers, Emory Sabo, Bertrum Sabo, Steven Sabo, George "Bruce" Sabo, Albert "Gabby" Sabo, Zoltan Sabo, and Eugene Sabo. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Harley Baker; son, Harley Baker, Jr., and his wife, Bonnie, of Bridgeton, New Jersey; two granddaughters: Heather Baker and Hillary Baker; three sisters: Julia Frazier and Marian Neel, both of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth (Bershi) Hoffstot, of Boca Raton, Florida; two brothers: Julius "Sonny" Sabo and William "Bill" Sabo, both of Brownsville, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews from Massachusetts to Florida and in between.

   Friends called at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, on Friday, May 30, 2008, from 1 until 2 p.m. Funeral Services began at 2 p.m. Burial took place in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Upper Deerfield Township. The Family requests that contributions in Mrs. Baker's memory be made to the Pearl Street Baptist Church, 139 North Pearl Street, Bridgeton, N.J., 08302. Written condolences may be sent to the Family through the Funeral Home web site at www.padgettfuneralhome.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, June 8, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George Herbert BAKER Stone  (1909-2006)

   George Herbert Baker, 97, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, November 6, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born July 21, 1909, in Farmington, Pa., son of the late George William and Barbara Ellen Enlow Baker. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers and six sisters. Herb was the last member of his immediate family. He is survived by a nephew, Donald R. Hentrix, of Farmington, Pa.; nieces, Donna Morrison, of Uniontown, Pa., Wanda Kay Cunningham, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa., Gerry Rini, of Medina, Ohio, Maxine Hare, of Mentor, Ohio, Catherine Hendrix, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was a member of Sansom Chapel United Methodist Church, Farmington, and was a retired farmer, and had driven school bus in Wharton Township for many years. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday until 11 a.m., the Hour of the Service, with the Rev. Terry Collins, officiating. Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, November 7, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George M. BAKER, Sr. (1932-2010)

   George M. Baker Sr., age 77, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at his home in Uppermiddletown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania with his loving Family by his side. He was born October 7, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Michael W. Baker and Marie Rohal Baker. George was a member of Saint John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was retired from United States Steel Corporation's Duquesne Works where he was an Electrician. He was a veteran of the United States Army who served in the Korean Conflict with the 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry in the 48th Armored Medical Division and was a Lifetime Member of General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa.

   He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Cebulak Baker; four sons and one daughter: George M. Baker Jr. and his wife Leeanne of Roman Shores, Ohio, Paul J. Baker of Charles Town, West Virginia, Michael S. Baker of Smock, Pennsylvania, Mary Halbrook of Smock, Joseph Baker and his wife Terri of Smock; nine grandchildren: George Baker III, Michael Baker Jr., Amber Baker, Caileigh Halbrook, Kyle Baker Richard Halbrook III, Broc Baker, Savannah Baker and Riley Baker; three sisters: Michalene McGarvey and her husband Dan of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Bernice Thomas and her husband Joe of Smock, Mary Logan David and her husband Donald of Cardale, Pennsylvania; also several nieces and nephews.

   Friend will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 26, after 7 p.m., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 28, 2010 until 9:30 a.m. when brief Prayers will be said in the Funeral Home. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10:15 a.m. in Saint John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church on East Main Street, Uniontown, with Rev. Father Ronald Larko as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Honors will be accorded by General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, Pennsylvania. Parastas will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday at 8:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh's Alzherimers Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Montefiore, Suite 421, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2528.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


George W. BAKER ( -1937)

GEORGE W. BAKER

   Pneumonia resulted in the death of George W. Baker, at 12:10 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home near Gans. He was 83 years, six months and 18 days. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. W. J. Ruble, Point Marion; Mrs. James M. Manning, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Verdie B. Johnson Gans; Mrs. Smith DeWitt, Lake Lynn; Omer C. Baker, at home. A sister, Miss Effie Baker, Point Marion, also survives. Funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon in the home, followed by additional services at 2 o’clock in the Lutheran church near Morris Cross Roads. Interment was in the church cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 15, 1937, page 8, column 4

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Georgia BAKER (1920-2003)

Georgia Baker
Connellsville

Georgia L. Baker, 83, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Dawson, a daughter of the late George and Josephine Livingston. Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Connellsville High School. She was employed as a secretary for the Connellsville Machine Company for many years. She was a member of the Connellsville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Presbyterian Church USA of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Emmett E. Baker in 2002; one brother and one sister. She is survived by the following nephews and nieces: David Baker and his wife, Frances, of Scottdale; James Baker and his wife, Lois, of Scottdale; Donald Baker and his wife, Barbara, of Mount Pleasant; Jean Loucks of New Stanton, Donna McKetta of Mount Pleasant, and Edward, Douglas and Gregory Boyle and their spouses, all of Georgia. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Juengel officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 19, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Hubert H. BAKER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Hubert Henry Baker, aged 34, a life-long resident of Cheat Neck, was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Services were at the Ryan church of Cheat Neck.  Rev. J. C. Bloomfield and Rev. P. W. Arboeast officiated.  Mr. Baker was a plumber by trade.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Baker, his widow, Mrs. Anna Meyers Baker, two brothers, James P. Baker and John Baker and a sister, Helen E. Baker.


James Darrell BAKER ( -1938)

JAMES DARRELL BAKER

   James Darrell Baker, aged nine years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Baker, died at the family residence at Cheat Neck, Lake Lynn, at 10:15 o’clock Friday morning, February 18, 1938. He had been critically ill for the past three weeks. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baker of Cheat Neck, and Mr. and Mrs. Omer Myers of Smithfield. Funeral services will be held at Zion church, Cheat Neck, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in the Baker Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 19, 1938, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James Ottis BAKER (1899-1981)

   James Ottis Baker, 82, of Siemon Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., died July 15, 1981, at Somerset Community Hospital, Somerset, born March 19, 1899, in Vandergrift, Pa., son of the late James and Edythe Baker. He is survived by his wife, Blanche (Bittner) Baker, of Somerset, and these children: Dorothy, wife of Willard Bruner, of Somerset R.D. #6; Edith, wife of Meredith Weible, of Akron, Ohio; Lorene, wife of Clyde King, of Chambersburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Proceeded in death by three brothers and a sister. Member of the Geiger Church of the Brethren, Geiger, Somerset County, Pa. Friends will be received 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4:00, and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday at the Richard E. Hauger Funeral Home, where Service will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Gerald Deffenbaugh, officiating. Interment in Somerset County Memorial Park, Somerset.


Newspaper and date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James Randall BAKER, Sr. (1935-2004)

James Randall Baker Sr.
Uniontown
Formerly of Connellsville

James Randall (JR) Baker, Sr., 68, of Uniontown, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 29, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 27, 1935 in Connellsville, Pa., the son he the late Emmette James Randall Thompson Baker and Bertha Mae Strader Thompson Baker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert L. Baker Sr., of Connellsville; a sister, Lena Baker Clearly-Cotton, of Buffalo, N.Y.; a great- granddaughter, LIayanna Harris; and niece, Danielle Baker. He is survived by his daughter, Audrey Denise Baker, of Connellsville, Pa.; two sons, James Randall Baker, Jr., and wife, Crystal, of Uniontown, Pa.; Ramme Taylor and wife, Rhonda, of Newport News, Va.; grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Burton, Erika and James Randall Baker III, Stacie, RaShon and Ramme Jr., Taylor, Jamelle and Blair Price, and devoted grand pet "Max"; great-grandchildren, Brandon Michael, Justyne, Jasmine and Mariana; nephews Robert L. Jr., David W. and Gerald Baker and Karl Brookings; very close cousins, Betty Jane and husband Noble Hardy, Doris Washington, and Richard Strader and wife, Pat; and a host of other relatives and friends. He graduated from Connellsville High School in 1954. He was employed by Allegheny Power and retired after 30 years. He was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee. He also served as the Worshipful Master of Keystone Lodge #52, A.F. & A.M. In addition, he was the President of the Planets Bowling League and a member of the Kegglers' Bowling League. He was previously a member of the Connellsville Auxiliary Police where he served until his illness. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday, April 2, 2004, from 1 to 9 p.m. and in the Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 110 Poplar St., Connellsville, Pa., on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Nathaniel Milton, officiating. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jean Harvey BAKER (1921-2008)

Jean Baker
Greensburg

Jean Harvey Baker, 87, of Greensburg, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. She was born July 29, 1921, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Minnie B. Miller Harvey. She formerly worked for the Agriculture Department as a program assistant. She enjoyed music and was the church organist and choir director at Trinity United Methodist Church in Greensburg from 1985 until 1998. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1976; and a brother, Arthur, in 1973. She is survived by three children, Bonnie Baker, of Greensburg, Mrs. Barbara Lang and husband, Ted, of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Mark Baker and wife, DeNise, of Butler; and six grandchildren, Dr. Courtney Baker, Abigail Baker, Mrs. Crystal Lang Chubeck, Mark Lang, John Lang and Ted Lang. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Holder, of Oviedo, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Brian and Alexia Chubeck; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service, with the Rev. John Duvall officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 4, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John D. BAKER (1918-2005)

John D. Baker
Vanderbilt

John D. Baker, 86, of Vanderbilt, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Hillside Manor Personal Care Home, Uniontown, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Perryopolis on Feb. 24, 1918, the son of the late Henry and Eliza (Leighty) Baker. John was a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Vanderbilt, Dawson-Vanderbilt Lions Club, DL&V Fire Co., and the Brownfield Community Center. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from the Union Railroad. Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Baker Kurtz and her husband, Joseph Kurtz, and a grandson, Justin, all of Vanderbilt; and a sister, Gladys Shaw of Forestville, Md. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Martin Baker; six brothers, William, James, Lawrence, Thomas, Lewis and Donald Baker; and two sisters, Mabel Steadman and Hazel Heller. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Railroad Street, Dawson, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Tuesday, the hour of the service with Pastor John Jennings officiating. Interment will follow in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 21, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Joshua BAKER (1815-1895)

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

Joshua Baker

White, male, 80 years old, widower
   Cause of death–Heart failure, sick 2 weeks
   Born–December 25, 1815, York, PA
   Died–October 13, 1895, Irishtown, Dunbar, PA
   Children–Charles W. Baker
    Harry Baker
    William Baker
    Josephine Baker Matthews
    Ellen Baker
    George Baker
    Herbert Baker

   Joshua was a miler by trade, spent 15 years in the West where he had charge of several small sawmills, employing over 1,000 employees. He also had charge of a tannery there. From there he went to Baltimore County, Maryland where he was married to Miss Cassa Leophine in 1864. He bought property there and remained there until 1891 when he sold out and removed to Fayette County, Pa. where he lived with his son, Charles W. Baker. At the age of 14, Joshua had charge of his father George Baker's mill on the Gettysburg, Hanover Pike in Maryland.


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 12, line 238

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Joyce Ann Stedman BAKER ( -2010)

   Joyce Ann (Stedman) Baker, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died suddenly on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Torrington, Connecticut daughter of Alfred R. Stedman and Catherine Ann (Hannan) Stedman. She was a member of Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. Joyce graduated from Saint John's High School, Uniontown, Seton Hill University in Greensburg and California University of Pennsylvania. She was a devoted teacher in the Albert Gallatin Area School District where she taught sixth- grade for over thirty-five years. She is survived by the love of her life, her loving husband, Thomas E. Baker; her stepson, Justin Baker and his wife Amanda; and granddaughters: her precious angels Emma Veronica Baker and Aminah Lee Baker. She is also survived by members of the Stedman, Zukowski, Beyer, and McClen families in Connecticut. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, December 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 9, 2010 until 9:30 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill Street, Uniontown, with Msgr. Michael W. Matusak, V. F., Pastor, as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 6, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Julia M. Lape BAKER (1943-2012)

Julia M. Baker
DUNBAR

Julia M. Baker, 69, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, with her daughters by her side. She was born June 20, 1943, in Menallen Township, a daughter of the late Allen D. Lape and the late Ethel Clara Mitchell Lape. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her ex- husband, Donald George Baker; children, Teresa Detrick, of Dunbar, Dianna Baker, of Connellsville, and Donna Morrison and her husband, Ernest, of Dunbar; brother, John Allen Lape, of Uniontown; grandchildren, Kathy, Holly, Justin, Jason, Jeff and Sean; three great-grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Lawrence Baker and his wife, Margaret, of Lemont Furnace; sisters-in-law, Linda Baker Leonard, of Uniontown, Jean Lape, of Pittsburgh, and Debra Lape, of Uniontown; and special friends, Dorie McGowan and Melvina Morrison. She was preceded in death by her son, Harold E. Baker; brother, Charles Lape; sister, JoAnn Mountain; father- in-law and mother-in-law, Harold McClain and Roberta J. “Bertie” Martin McClain; sister-in-law, Judy Yauger; and brothers-in-law, Wendell “Teddy” Baker and Walter Leonard. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 27, 2012, page A2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary J. BAKER ( -1917)

MRS. MARY J. BAKER

   Mrs. Mary J. Baker, widow of the late Rev. John W. Baker, a former pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, died January 2 at her home in Barnesville, Ohio. Mrs. Baker was 93 years old and was known among the older residents of Connellsville.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 1917, page 5, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret L. BAKER (1918-2005)

   Margaret L. Baker, 87, died October 31, 2005, in Rockville, Md. She was born May 3, 1918, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of John M. and Vinnie Waters Thorn. Margaret and her family lived in Point Marion for many years before moving to Rockville, Md. Margaret maintained her membership in the Point Marion United Methodist Church and attended the Rockville United Methodist Church. Margaret is survived by her son, Gordon Baker of Rockville, Md.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Kenneth Baker of Richmond, Va.; three granddaughters: Holly Waddell, Heather Cooke and Hope Baker, all of Richmond, Va.; four great grandchildren: Spencer, Grace Margaret, Paige and Lily; her sister, Mrs. Mary R. Stoops of Portsmouth, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and the following sisters and brothers, Mabel Foley, Maude Thorn, Maxine Thorn, Donald Thorn, John Stanley Thorn and Martha Thorn. Friends will be received in the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, 15 Main Street, Point Marion, Pa., on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. and until 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2005, when services will be held in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Karen L. Gray officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, November 1, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Margaret N. BAKER died in 1930. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Mrs. Margaret N. Baker, aged 80 years, died Friday afternoon July 18, 1930, at her home in Brownsville township. Her death was due to complications.
Mrs. Baker is survived by two sons Lawrence at home and Samuel of Brownsville. She is also survived by two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Robert, Jess, Paltz and Carmon Niece all of Brownsville township; Mrs. George Hertzog, of Thornton, Mrs. Dan Hager, Braznell Mrs. Katherine Storey, and Miss Elizabeth Nice.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at :30 at the home. Rev. A. F. Homes pastor of the South Brownsville Christian Church will officiate. The burial will be in the Redstone cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1930, page 12


Margaret V. BAKER (1918-2008)

Margaret V. Baker
Greensburg

Margaret V. Baker, 90, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born April 30, 1918, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Waldo M. and Anna White Baker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, in Greensburg, and was a retired employee of Allegheny Power Co. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gertrude Staren; and a brother, Orville R. Baker. Surviving are her two sisters, Mary B. Dunlevy, of Republic, Pa., and Velma M. Losh, of Alliance, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Per Margaret's wishes, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg, with the Rev. Martin Ankrum officiating. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery in Brownsville. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to www.kepple-graft.com. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations be made to the Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 3, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Marian Elizabeth Morris BAKER (1916-2011)

   Marian Elizabeth Morris Baker, age 95 years, of Culpeper, VA and former resident of Uniontown, PA died Monday, February 28, 2011 in Culpeper Regional Hospital. She was born February 16, 1916 in North Union Township, daughter of Rush Morris and Sallie Craig Morris. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Paul Morris and William Morris and sisters, Emily Morris, Sara Boyer, Janette Moxley, Ruth Rhodes and Frances Morris, two sons-in-law, Robert Minger and Otis H. Beeler. Marian is survived by two daughters: Carolyn Minger of Culpeper, VA and Lesley Beeler of Chalk Hill, PA; three grandchildren: Lesley and Laura Minger and Jeremy Beeler; three great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild; two nieces and one nephew. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401, where the family will receive friends today, March 3, 2011 from 1:30 until 2:30 PM, followed by a service celebrating Marian's life at 2:30 PM with Rev. Michael I. Orsted officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown. The family suggests donations may be made to Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community, 12425 Village Loop, PO Box 191, Culpeper, VA 22701.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 3, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Martha A. Stenger BAKER (1907-2000)

Martha A. Baker
Scottdale

Martha A. Baker, 93, of Scottdale, formerly of Connellsville (Poplar Grove) died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Nov. 2, 1907 in Connellsville (Poplar Grove), a daughter of the late Phillip and Caroline Brinkman Stenger. Martha was a resident of Scottdale since 1970 and was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a long time devoted member and supporter of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville. Martha was a Navy Mother and was a very active member of the Red Cross Volunteers in Connellsville and Warren. She was a member of the Order of the Amaranth Mount Pleasant Court #47 and the Order of Eastern Star Scottdale Chapter #383. She is survived by her loving children, David E. Baker and his wife Louise of Uniontown, H. Duane Baker and his wife Rose Ann of Chalk Hill, Charles E. Baker and his wife Helen of Pensacola, Fl., Walter L. Baker and his wife Diana of Los Angeles, Calif. and Fredric Phillip Baker of Las Vegas, Nev.; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David F. Baker in 1976; a daughter, Dolores Richards; her brothers, James, Phillip, Charles and John Stenger; and her sisters, Minnie Jones, Anna C. Miller, Charlotte Hosfelt, Louise King and Sophia Taylor. Friends and family will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Moskowitz officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be given to the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Hall Fund, 126 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, 15425, in memory of Martha. The Order of Amaranth #47 will conduct a service in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Order of Eastern Star #383 will conduct a service Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 2000

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary C. BAKER ( -2007)

   Mary C. Baker, 52, of Allison, Fayette County, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2007, at her home. She is survived by sons, Steven Baker, Sr., and Levi Michael Harris; five grandchildren, Steven Baker, Jr., Jacob Baker, Hailee Remington, Samuel Turner and Shi-Ann Turner; sisters and brother, Linda Donkers, Margaret Patrick, Barbara Baker, Terry Baker, Gloria Baker, Kathy Dawkins, and Eugene Baker, Jr.; special friend, James Hudachek; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Hour of Service.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 20, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Melford E. BAKER (1922-2003)

Melford E. Baker
Jeannette

Melford E. Baker, 81, of Jeannette, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born April 10, 1922, in Hopwood, a son of the late Elmer and Alverda Barnes Baker. Prior to retirement, Mr. Baker was employed as a tire salesman by Commercial Tire, Uniontown. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. Melford was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He graduated from South Union High School, Class of 1942. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Melford Baker Jr., and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, F. Madeline Baker; a son, Robert M. Baker, of Erie; a daughter, Barbara Douglas and her husband, Joseph, of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren, Bridgett Baker, Kris Douglas and Kimberly Pierce and her husband, Jonathan; and a great-grandson. Friends will be received at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Inks officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westmoreland Hospice.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Michelle Mayfield BAKER (1956-2006)

   Michelle Mayfield Baker, 50, of Beaver Falls, Pa., passed away in Friendship Ridge of Beaver, Pa. She was born February 6, 1956 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Edgar and Kay Farnsworth Mayfield, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa. In addition to her parents, Michelle is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Baker, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., and Anna Batko, of Frederick, Maryland; two sons, Michael Schock, of Fairchance, Pa., Carl Schock, Jr., of San Diego, California; four grandchildren, four brothers, Charles Mayfield, of Leyard, Connecticut, Richard Mayfield, of Fairchance, Pa., Daniel Mayfield, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa., and Edgar Mayfield, of Martin, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, 15 Main Street, Point Marion, Thomas B. Rudolph, Funeral Director and Supervisor, on Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 1 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006, when a Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, November 29, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Myrtle I. BAKER (1917-2005)

   Myrtle I. Betty Baker of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday evening, January 2, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. Born May 22, 1917, in Smithfield, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Baker. She is survived by two children, Carol Gilleland and husband, Dave of Florida and David A. Baker and wife, Lynn of Perryopolis, Pa. She had four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Myrtle was a lifetime member of Central Christian Church and a lifelong member of The Easter Star. Funeral services are private for the immediate family. Interment will be held in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 4, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nancy Cary Riffle BAKER (1872-1941)

MRS. NANCY BAKER

   Mrs. Nancy Cary Riffle Baker, who was born near Connellsville, died Monday night at her home at Rogers, Ohio, after an illness of five years of complications. She was born near Connellsville February 24, 1872, a daughter of the late Josophus and Nancy Newcomer Riffle. She married J. Ellsworth Baker July 10, 1902. In early life she was a member of the Grace Chapel and since moving to Rogers attended the Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, J. Ellsworth Baker; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Brough; two sons, Edgar of Rogers and Cecil of East Fairfield, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Huhn of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Elizabeth McGee and Mrs. Minnie Baer of Masontown; a brother, J. Newton Riffle of Columbiana, Ohio, and six grandchildren. The funeral service was held this afternoon at the home at Rogers. Interment was made in the nearby East Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 25, 1941, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nancy Ellen BAKER ( -1930)

NANCY ELLEN BAKER

   Mrs. Nancy Ellen Baker, 84, died Thursday, January 9, 1930, at 2:45 p.m., at the home of her son-in-law, J. F. Boger, 481 Morgantown Street, of a complication of diseases. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Ida Waggle, Mrs. J. F. Boger and John Baker of Uniontown; Mrs. Thomas Haer, Mrs. Ira Rishel and Charles Baker, all of Farmington. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Boger home, with Rev. J. E. Whitner, of Harrisburg, formerly pastor of the Church of The Brethren, Uniontown, officiating. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 10, 1930, page 20, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Paul Keim BAKER died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Baker Services
Funeral services for Paul Keim Baker, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Baker, will be held in the home of the parents in South Union township this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. C. C. Sollenberger, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, Uniontown, will officiate.  Burial at Salisbury, Somerset county.  (Newspaper dated February 26, 1935)


Priscilla R. BAKER ( -1854)

   Again has death visited our beloved region, and carried away one of her beloved and much esteemed members in the person of Mrs. PRISCILLA R., consort of Mr. Wm. S. Baker, at J. Davidson’s Ferry, Luzerne township, Fayette Co., Pa. Sister Baker had reached the 35th yearof her age, when she was attacked with that “fell destroyers” consumption, and saw her end was near.—Although her suffering was severe for near 4 months, she bore it with Christian fortitude and resignation; constantly longing “to depart and be with Christ.”

   Naturally mild and gentle in its disposition, her spirit had, in early life, meekly bowed to the mild influences of the Gospel, and put on the Lord Jesus Christ as its crowning praise. She united with the C. P. Church at Hopewell in the year 1841, where she remained a consistent member until her disease. Deprived, by ill health, and other family afflictions, from attending regularly on the means of grace, yet she lived near the Saviour and was much engaged, for the cause of her Blessed Master, often expressing the deepest sorrow and anxiety, for the nearest relatives who are out of Christ.

   She was amiable and engaging, and all the sensibilities which are the basis of social virtues were in her constantly exemplified. Sister B. has left a bereaved husband, and two small children to mourn the early loss of a loving wife, and an affectionate mother, as well as relatives and friends who will long feel the vacancy occasioned by this event of Providence.

   May God bless this affliction to her husband, brothers and sister, and may it be the means in the hands of Providence of bringing them to speedy repentance, and preparation to meet her in the chimes of glory, where:

She asks no golden treasure,
Ere long they must decay,
A crown of life unfaltering,
Their loss can well repay.
        J.P.B.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA,
Thursday, June 15, 1854, Vol. 3, No. 10, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Robert B. BAKER (1923-2012)

   Robert B. Baker, 88, a native of Lake Lynn, Pa. and formerly of McKeesport, Pa., died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Hillside Manor in Uniontown, where he had resided for the past several years. Born Aug. 15, 1923 in Morgantown, W.Va., he was a son of the late Jesse L. and Reba (Conn) Baker. He was raised in the Lake Lynn Community Church, attended Springhill Township elementary schools, and was a 1941 graduate of Point Marion High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a Pharmaceutical Mate 1st Class in the South Pacific. Bob was retired in 1984 from Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, where he was a technician at the Bettis Atomic Plant. He was always proud of his roots in Lake Lynn, and enjoyed returning back to the area whenever possible. He was predeceased by his first wife Elinor (Easton) in 1965, his second wife, Gail (Biddle) in 2000, and by brothers Joseph, Edson, Jess and Milton Baker, and a sister, Madaline “Madge” Leckey. Surviving are several loving nieces and nephews and their families, and a number of longtime friends. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Friday from 5 - 8 P.M., and Saturday until 11:00 A.M., the hour of service, with Rev. Reba Thurmond officiating. Interment follows in the family plot at the Brick Church Cemetery, Morris Crossroads, Pa. with military rites accorded at the graveside by the V.F.W. Post 747 and the American Legion, Post 499, both of Point Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to the Lake Lynn Community Chapel, P.O. Box 4, Lake Lynn, PA 15451.


www.herod-rishel.com

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ruby Ann BAKER (1954-2006)

   Ruby Ann Baker, 51, of Georges Township, Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, August 26, 2006, in her home with her family by her side. She was born November 24, 1954, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Bill Baker and Margaret Hardin Loulis. In addition to her parents, her two brothers, Charles Loulis and Buster Hardin, predeceased her. Surviving are her following children: Rebecca Bircher of McClellandtown, Pa., Evelyn Stenger, Robin Davis and Daniel Davis all of Uniontown, Pa. and Lucinda Clark of Fairchance, Pa.; ten grandchildren; a sister, Dorthy Lewis of Fairchance, Pa.; and her loving boyfriend of 15 years, Gary Dennis of Uniontown. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, until 10 a.m. the hour of Service with the Rev. Rose Bircher officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, August, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


S. H. BAKER (1877-1902)

S. H. Baker

White, male, 19 years old, single, clerk
   Cause of death–Brights Disease
   Born–1877 in Dunbar
   Died–August 2, 1902, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 18, line 253

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Sarah Elizabeth BAKER died in 1923. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

From the scrapbook of Mary Elizabeth (Cover) Easter (11 Nov 1858-5 Oct 1940) [1923] "Mrs. J. H. (Cover) Baker
"Mrs. H. E. Falkenstein of Astoria, Illinois, has forwarded to the News Standard the following interesting obituary on the death of a member of a prominent Fayette county family, the Covers of Masontown:
"'Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Baker died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katie McClure, at Decatur, this state, on Friday evening, January 14, of neuralgia of the heart. She took sick about 4 o'clock and died three or four hours later, perfectly happy to make the change from the scenes of this life to those of the beyond."'Mrs. Baker's maiden name was Cover, having been born near New Geneva,Fayette county, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1843.  She was the surviving widowof John H. Baker, who died in 1915.  She was married to Rev. Baker, who was an elder in the Church of the Brethren, in Masontown, Pa., May 10, 1868, andcame to this part of the country many years ago.  She always faithfully assisted her husband in his church work in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kansas and in a number of places in Illinois, having become a member of the church at the age of fourteen years.  The Bakers were well known and respected in Astoria and Woodland township where they lived and worked a number of years."'To this union were born six children, one of which, Mary E., died in infancy.Those who are living are David S. and Mrs. Anna Rumble of Astoria, James W. of Canton, Mrs. Katie McClure and Mrs. Maggie Hershberger of Decatur.  She is also survived by three brothers and one sister, David Cover of Iuka, this state, John Cover of North Manchester, Indiana, Noah Cover of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Mrs. Mattie Sterling, Corning, Iowa.All of these together with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and a host of relatives and friends mourn her loss."'Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Baker made her home with her children.Of late she was making her home at Decatur from which place the body was brought on the afternoon train on Monday.The daughters and other accompanied the body which was taken to the Church of the Brethren in Astoria where the services were conducted by Elder S.S. Blough from Ps. 23:4 and 2 Tim. 1:10, 12, assisted by ministers of the Astoria and Woodland congregations.  The body was then taken to the Woodland church cemetery and laid beside that of her husband.  Her age at death was 72 years, 10 months and two days.'"


Sara Rebecca BAKER (1918-1997)

Sara Rebecca Baker

   Sara Rebecca (Becky) Baker, 78, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at her residence. She was born March 17, 1918, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sara Jane Crossland Ray. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church of God, where she was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society and Ladies Bible Class. She attended the former East Huntingdon High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, George and Richard Ray and James Shelar; and a sister, Alice Mae Funk. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, David George Baker Sr.; a son, David George Baker Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Barbara A. Downey and her husband, Floyd, of Saltsburg; five grandchildren, David, Daniel, Donald, Lori and Lynn; three great-grandchildren, Brandan, Brittany and Logan; a brother, Samuel Ray, of Bellefonte; and a sister, Jean Galone, of Donegal. The family will receive friends in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy V. Sweigart officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Shirley H. BAKER ( -1994)

Shirley H. Baker

   Shirley Hastings Baker, 61, died July 12, 1994. She was born in Uniontown, daughter of the late Dr. Edgar C. and Jessie A. Hastings. Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1951. She received her undergraduate training at Case-Western Reserve and Kent State Universities. She earned her Master’s degree from Akron University. Shirley was employed by Akron General Medical Center for many years; she has been an instructor at Akron University, Wayne College. She served as an active member of Stan Hywet Women’s Auxiliary; the Blossom Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Orchestra; the American Dietetic Assoc.; and as a volunteer for the Children’s Services Board. Surviving Mrs. Baker are her husband, Robert B. Baker of Akron; a brother, Donald A. Hastings of Ocean City, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Fairlawn Chapel, 85 North Miller Road, Fairlawn, (rest of article missing)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Terry L. BAKER ( -2011)

   Terry L. Baker, 52, formerly of Brownsville, Pennsylvania passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She is survived by her Son, Evan Swaney; also by several Sisters and one Brother. Family and Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the LaFAYETTE MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL OF PEACE MAUSOLEUM, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania with the Rev. Roland M. O'Brien officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, January 30, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Tom BAKER (1927-2003)

   Tom Baker Jr., age 76, of Orient, Fayette County, Pa., departed this life Thursday evening, June 26, 2003 from his home. He was born June 6, 1927 in Brundidge, Alabama, son of Tom Baker and Lila Harvey Baker. Tom was a member of Union Baptist Church in New Salem, Pa., where he served on the Deacon Board and as Sunday School Superintendent. He worked in the Isabella Mine before his retirement and was fondly known as "Shake an' Bake" by co-workers and friends. Preceding him in death were a sister, Juanita Tucker, four brothers, Willie James, Jimmar, Garnel, and Lyman Baker, and his parents. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Pastor Mary L. Baker; two sons and daughters-in-law: John and his wife, Judie Baker, of Newark, New Jersey, and Paul Baker and his wife, Marge, of Uniontown, Pa.; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann White and husband, Richard, of Salisbury, Maryland; sister-in-law, Ethelreen Baker of Plainfield, New Jersey; five grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica, Whitley, Ciara, and Aliyah Baker; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Family and Friends will be received at UNION BAPTIST CHURCH, South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., on Tuesday, July 1, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Service. Officiating will be Pastor Leonard Kirby of City Chapel Church, Uniontown, Pa., and Eulogy by Prophet John Baker of Newark, New Jersey. Interment will follow in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Donald R. BAKEWELL ( -2007)

Donald R. Bakewell
Brownsville

Donald R. "Duke" Bakewell, 73, of Brownsville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at his home. He was the son of Ruby Pritts Bakewell, of Brownsville, and the late Boyd Bakewell. Donald enjoyed collecting, hunting, fishing and antiques, as well as competing in custom car shows. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia (Raven) Blackwell; three children, Patricia Knisley and husband, James, of Smock, Pa., John Bakewell and wife, Heather, of Marianna, Pa., and Donald Bakewell and wife, Stephanie, of Smithton; the apples of his eyes, six loving grandchildren, Jimmy, Jenna, Mailyn, Johnny, Donnie and Hunter; brother, William (Jim) Bakewell, of Brownsville; and sisters, Ruthann Higinbotham, of Michigan, and Susan McVey, of Brownsville. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Bakewell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth 'Libby' BAKEWELL (1915-2009)

   Elizabeth "Libby" Bakewell, 93, of Brownsville, Pa., died on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. She was born on October 17, 1915, in Four States, W.Va., daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Hall Flint. "Libby" was a homemaker and excellent cook, known for her macaroni salad. She was an avid Bingo player most of her life. She was a member of the West Brownsville V. F. W. Auxiliary and the West Brownsville Civic Club.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Weldor Bakewell in 1965, son, James Richard Bakewell, daughters, Donna Jean Bakewell, Patricia Kudyba and Judy Moon. She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Ann Null and husband George of West Brownsville, Pa., Robert Bakewell and wife Donna of Uniontown, Pa., Thomas Bakewell and wife Judy of Leonardtown, Md., twins: Weldor W. Bakewell, of Shelby, Ohio, and Caroline Cohen and husband Sheldon of Gary, Ind., James R. Bakewell and wife Jean of West Brownsville; brother, Joseph Flint of Low Hill, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many close nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today, from 2 to 8 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Timothy Tanner officiating. Interment Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 19, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John A. BAKEWELL (1923-2007)

   John A. Bakewell, 83, of Huron, Ohio, died Sunday morning, March 4, 2007, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born September 13, 1923, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., and was a 1941 graduate of Brownsville High School. He drove truck for Belford Trucking Company, out of Tampa, Florida, for many years, and always enjoyed trucking. He was also employed as an Insurance Salesman with Western and Southern Life Insurance Company for 10 years, and as a Salesman with Foster Chevrolet for three years. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, serving under General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. John was a very patriotic man with love for his country and fought hard for his country and our liberties. He was a good husband and family man. He loved to travel and enjoyed history, boating, cars, hunting, and trap shooting. Mr. Bakewell was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church and attended the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene in Sandusky. He was a life member of the AMVETS Post 17, VFW Post 2529, and the American Legion Post 83.

   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janis R. Ryan, his parents, John and Mary Ellen (Weiss) Bakewell, and a brother, Harold Bakewell. Mr. Bakewell is survived by his wife, Norma J. (Horner) Bakewell, whom he married March 21, 1980; five daughters, Mary C. (James Kellem) Bakewell, of Sandusky, Robert (Chris) Wiedle, of Clyde, Ohio, Susan G. Bakewell, of Vermillion, Ohio, Patty (David) Veverka, of Sarasota, Florida, and Joanne (Jerry) Collins, of Tiffin, Ohio; son, John A. (Donna) Bakewell, of Milan, Ohio; stepchildren, Douglas E. George, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kimberly D. Boyd, of Nebraska, and Debra L. Richardson, of Sandusky; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Rorden, of Huron, Ohio; and brother, William (Elizabeth) Bakewell, of Maryland.

   Friends will be received in the GROFF FUNERAL HOME, 1607 East Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, on Thursday, March 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The body will lay in state from 10 a.m. until the Time of Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, 4013 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, with Pastor David Flack officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Scott Cemetery, Huron. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Lane, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870, Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene, 4013 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870, or Resurrection Lutheran Church, 216 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, 44780.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 6, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Elizabeth BAKEWELL (1921-2009)

   Mary Elizabeth Bakewell, 87, of Finksburg, MD and formally of Alicia, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2009. She was born on September 6, 1921 in Brownfield, Pa., daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Seese and Elizabeth Malik Seese. She was a member of the Gold Star Mother.

   She is survived by her husband, William G. Bakewell; son Kenneth E. Bakewell; two grandchildren: Leigh Chapman and husband, Andy and Jackson Ronald Bakewell. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Bakewell who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Also preceded in death by six brothers, William, Edward, Orval, Charles, Robert and Kenneth Seese; two sisters, Ruth Lippencott and Dolores Koon.

   Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at Noon with the Rev. Louis Piel officiating. Interment will be held in the LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, May 19, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Roy BAKEWELL, Sr. (1901-1976)

BAKEWELL, ROY (SR.)— Age 75 years of National Pike East, Brownsville, died Saturday, November 20, 1976 in Monongahela, Pa., at 4:40 p.m. He was born October 16, 1901 in Brownsville, the son of the late John A. and Ella Smith Bakewell. He was a retired Railroader of the Monessen and S. Western Railway Co. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Eicher Bakewell on September 13, 1963 and a son, Ronald on July 13, 1947. Surviving are a son, Roy Robert of Lake Worth, Fla.; a daughter, Ella Mae of Playa Delray, Calif.; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Whetzel of Brownsville, and a step-son, Donald Stewart of Los Angeles, Calif. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 23, 1976, page 19, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sharon Lynn BAKEWELL ( -2004)

   Sharon Lynn Bakewell, 62, of Brownsville, Pa., passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, after a long courageous battle with Lupus. She is survived by her mother, Winifred Andler of Brownsville, Pa.; four children, Tracy Copeland, Jodi Spillane, Amy Bakewell and Joseph Bakewell; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Denny Falsetto and Rusty Andler. Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, October 16, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Paul V. BAKOS ( -1976)

BAKOS, PAUL V.— Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., today until 9 a.m. when Prayer Services will be held followed by Divine Liturgy in St. John’s Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Raymond Halta as Celebrant. Interment in Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Neurosurgical Research Fund, Montifiore [Montefiore] Hospital, 3459 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, 14213.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 3, 1976, page 17, column 6

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Cpl. John A. BALABAN ( -1944)

District Soldiers Killed In Action

War Department announces names of the following district soldiers killed in action in the European area: Cpl. John A. Balaban, Connellsville,; Pfc. Harold K. Cobb, Brownsville; Pfc. Harry O. Evans, Scottdale; Pfc. Vito M. Graziano, Jr., Dunbar; Pfc. Raymond H. Grummer, Fayette City; Staff Sgt. John J. Juran, East Millsbore; Pvt. Harry C. Mathis, Connellsville; Pvt. William H. Rankin, Brownsville; Pfc. Emil W. Sadlek, Mather; Capt. James W. Williams, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 6, 1945, page 1, column 1

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Andrew BALANT ( -1937)

ANDREW BALANT

   Andrew Balant, aged 76, died Tuesday, October 19, 1937, at the home in House 112 at Leisenring No. 3 after a lingering illness. He was a Frick veteran, having been pensioned for 15 years. He was employed at Buckeye and Hecla mines. Previous to moving to Leisenring he had lived at Bridgeport and Hecla. Surviving are a son, Andrew, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 with mass at 9 o’clock in St. John's church, West Side, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. S. Moravek officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 21, 1937, page 7, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna BALASH (1929-1995)

Anna Balash

   Anna Balash, 65, a resident of Stillwagon Personal Care Home, Masontown, Pa., formerly of Grays Landing, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1929, in Grays Landing, Pa., daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Hunchuck) Balash. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Balash. Anna was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union Branch 382, All Saints Roman Catholic Church and FARC. Surviving are sisters, Elizabeth Freiberg of Uniontown and Helen Holupko of Masontown; brothers, Paul M. Balash of Masontown and Charles E. Balas of Smithfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grand-nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main St., Masontown, Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 11, 1995, until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., in All Saints R.C. Church, Masontown, with the Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Pasqua V. BALDASSARI (1906-1994)

Pasqua V. Baldassari

   Pasqua Ventura Baldassari, 88, of 318 Pike Run Drive, Daisytown, died Monday, Aug. 15, 1994, in Brownsville General Hospital at 12:21 a.m. She was born April 15, 1906, in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, daughter of the late Rocco and Vincenza Martin Ventura. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Baldassari on March 12, 1974; a son-in- law, William E. Lenart; six brothers, James, Arthur, Eugene, Joseph, Dominic, and John Ventura; and three sisters, Albina Toth, Vivian Kovall, and Yolanda Ventura. She was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church in Daisytown and West Pike Run Women’s Club. She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Lenart of Parma, Ohio; a son, Phillip Baldassari and his wife, Evelyn, of Daisytown; a granddaughter, Mrs. Edward (Gayle) Piechoncinski; a grandson, William Lenart and his wife, Darlene; three great- grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Orsolini and Mary Ventura both of Daisytown. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, Beallsville, today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 18, until 10 a.m. when a blessing service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Daisytown, with Rev. Fr. Francis Jurewicz as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Oliver P. BALDWIN ( -1900)

BALDWIN

   At his home in Brownsville on Thursday, April 26, 1900, Oliver P. Baldwin, ex-Postmaster and Justice of the Peace, of Brownsville, of heart disease. He is survived by his wife and four children, namely: Clark Baldwin and Charles Baldwin and Mrs. Caroline Richie, of Brownsville, and Mrs. Milton Clarke, of Monongahela. The deceased was on the river for many years. Deceased was 78 years old.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, May 4, 1900, page 10, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William A. BALDWIN ( -1932)

WILLIAM A. BALDWIN
DIES; TO BE BURIED
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

   William A. Baldwin, 64 years old, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home, 606 Johnston avenue. Besides his wife, Mrs. Flors Baldwin, he is survived by the following children; Edward Baldwin of Dunbar, Mrs. A. W. Richter of Dunbar, Charles, John, Glenn and James, at home, also two brothers, Fred Baldwin, of Layton, and J. B. Baldwin of New Haven, Conn., and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Cook of Chicago and one grandchild. Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family home with Rev. D. R. Graham, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. Funeral Director Ira Blair will have charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Frank A. BALENA (1933-1996)

Frank A. Balena

   Frank A. Balena, 63, of Connellsville, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, in Mercy Hospital, Pittaburgh. He was born May 5, 1933, in Monarch, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Frances Sholtis Balena. Mr. Balena was a former laborer with Modulux Corporation. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church of Connellsville, where he was an usher for many years and a past member of the church council. Mr. Balena was also a member of the Jednota Lodge and he was a Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree of Council No. 948. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Eleanor Gmitter Balena; a son, T/Sgt. Kenneth A. Balena and wife, Kristine of Andrews Air Base, Maryland; two daughters, Mrs. George (Nancy) Heinbaugh Jr., of Connellsville and Mrs. Joseph (Amy) Marcinko of Uniontown; five grandchildren, Ryan A. and Jessica M. Balena, Andrea M. and Adam J. Heinbaugh and Holly Ann Marcinko; a brother, Bernard B. Balena and wife, Helen of Connellsville; and two sisters, Mary M. Balena of Connellsville and Frances Balena of Uniontown. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service (rest of article cut off)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Martin BALENA ( -1950)

MARTIN BALENA

   Martin Balena, 76, of Manarch, died in Connellsville State Hospital at 2:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He was admitted last Saturday. A retired employee of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, he was a member of Local No. 7914, United Mine Workers of America, and St. John's R. C. Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Frances Balena; four sons, John of Leisenring No. 3 and Paul, Bernard and Frank at home; three daughters, Mrs. John Wyssocky of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Frances and Mary at home; five grandchildren, and a brother, Joseph of Chicago, Ill. The body was taken to the home at House 180, Monarch, where the cortege will meet at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Requiem high mass will follow in St. John's R. C. Church with Rev. Louis Doychak, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Brookvale under the direction of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 6, 1950, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Florence E. BALENTINE (1919-1996)

Florence E. Balentine

   Florence E. Balentine, 76, of Perryopolis, R.D. 1, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, in the Blue Amber Personal Care Home, Vanderbilt. She was born Aug. 18, 1919, at Fuller Station, a daughter of the late Arthur and Flora Reese Lancaster. She is survived by one daughter and three sons: Mrs. Francis (Ethel) Toth of West Mifflin, Robert E. Balentine Sr. and Rita of Star Junction, David J. Balentine and wife Eleanor of Perryopolis, R.D. 1, and Mark D. Balentine and wife Kim of West Newton; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Warren (Dorothy) Yorin of McKeesport, Mrs. Goldie Hillen of Sutersville, Kenneth Lancaster of Sutersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Hichman Balentine. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., Perryopolis, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Kenneth Miles officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rijack BALESLAF ( -1903)

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

DEATH CAME FROM OLD HILL FARM
AND GARNERED A GHASTLY HARVEST

Twelve Killed, Eight Injured and One Missing as a
Result of Explosion at Ferguson

GAS IN THE WORKINGS SET OFF BY OLD FIRE

Which Has Raged in the Hill Farm Mine for the Past Thirteen
Years—Rescue Party Searching Passages for Missing Man
Details of the Disaster and Statements of Officials—Funeral
Arrangements Being Made Today

   Death, that thirteen years ago stalked in Hill Farm mine and claimed the lives of 31 men, came in a flash of fire to the Ferguson slope, near Dunbar, on Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and smote down the 21 miners who were working there. Ten lives were snuffed out by the explosion and the deadly after-damp that followed, and the grim destroyer has probably not yet finished his gruesome tally. Two victims have since died at the Cottage State Hospital and others are lingering between life and death. One man is missing and there is now no hope of his being alive. The Ferguson disaster comes as a sad memento to the Hill Farm horror of 13 years ago, for the statements of the mine experts show that the shouldering Hill Farm fire probably fired a body of gas in the old working at Ferguson. These are the dead, missing and injured.

THE DEAD


James McGurk, 22 years old, son of Fire Boss, John McGurk.
Wheatly Foster, 21 years old and single.
Mike Samandre, married, wife and family in the old county.
Joseph Ocklan, 27 years old and single.
Peter Sekora, 32 years old and married, wife and three children.
John Sedravia, 39 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Charles Vera, 42 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Mike Sekora, 22 years old and single.
Andy Kootsar, 38 years old and married, leaves wife and three children.
Mike Havarsjack, 24 years old, leaves wife and family in the old country.
Rijack Baleslaf, died at the Cottage State Hospital Sunday afternoon, 28 years old and single.
William Foster, aged 48 years, died at the Cottage State Hospital this morning. Remains will be sent to his home near Dunbar.

THE MISSING


Michael Bene, a Slav

THE INJURED


John McGurk, 39 years old, wife and five children, thought to have been fatally burned, cannot recover.
John Foster, 19 years old, serious burns about the body and face in a dangerous condition, will not recover.
Adam Linka, fatal burns, cannot recover.
Joseph Doviac, seriously burned about the body and face, condition considered serious.
John Patrick, badly burned, will recover.
John Marchich, severely burned about body and face.
John Korchusch, seriously burned.
Fred Longden, slightly burned.

   The explosion occurred 10 minutes after the night shift had gone into the slope on Saturday evening. Because the mine is almost worked out only 21 men were employed in it. The work was 1100 feet from the mouth of the slope. The men were working in the entries near the main heading drawing ribs and letting down the roof. In about six months the mine would have been closed up. The miners had gone to their accustomed places and were just beginning the labors of the night when with a rush and uproar the blue flame of death swept up the slope entries and enveloped them. Some were hurled along the passages and crushed against the side of the mine. Others not in the direct path of the flame were overcome by the deadly black damp which followed the explosion.

   O’Toole, the engineer at the main house saw the smoke and dust roll out of the mouth of the slope and knew that an explosion had happened. He tied down his work whistle and its shrill wail carried the news of terror over the countryside. Then John McGurk staggered out shrieking for help. In a few minutes the mouth of the slope was crowded with miners and a rescue party hastily formed. Headed by Robert Nelson, brave miners went into the place of death and assisted the injured to the outside. The dead were brought out with them.

Morgue and Hospital

   Morgue and hospital were combined for the time being in the little black smith shop outside the mine. Here Drs. McKinney, Colley and Warne of Dunbar were called and gave the survivors first aid. The burned men were swashed in oiled cloths, and prepared to be sent to the Cottage State Hospital here. Three of them, however, preferred to be taken to their homes. Among these was Fire Boss John McGurk, who is badly injured.

   The Pittsburg, McKeesport & Connellsville railway supplied a special car to bring the injured to the hospital, and the car made a record run over the road. The entire staff of the hospital was summoned, and as soon as the seven injured arrived they were given the best attention that the medical profession can offer. Sunday afternoon, however, Rijack Beleslaf, a Polishman, died, and after midnight this morning William Foster breathed his last. More deaths are expected at the hospital almost any time.

   Up at the improvised morgue, Undertaker J. M. Burhans of Dunbar assisted by D. C. Fortz, cleaned up the bodies, and prepared them for burial. One by one they were dressed and laid on slabs on the floor of the shop. Almost all this work was done Saturday night.

Identifying the Dead

   With the dawning of day, Sunday, crowds began to gather at the Ferguson mine. The idly curious mingled with the heart broken friends and relatives of the dead. Rapidly the work of identification went on. The names of the men who were first identified by their numbers were secured at the office of the Dunbar Furnace Company and the bodies labeled and numbered. All day long crowds thronged the scene of death. Canvas was hung up on the blacksmith shop windows to keep away the morbidly curious. Shortly before noon Sunday, Robert Nelson and a rescue party went in to search for the missing man, Michael Bene. Outside at the manway, a crown waited for tidings of him. When the rescue party came out in the evening however he had not been found. Something that looked like his coat had been found in one of the passages.

   This morning a party in charge of James Conroy and James Palsley again entered the mine. They are making a thorough search and expect to bring the body of Bene out with them. The mine is not on fire and no further danger is anticipated for the present.

   This morning, Dr. McKinney of Dunbar, reports the condition of John McGurk somewhat improved. He had bad burns but his physician hopes that he has not inhaled the fire and thinks he has considerable chance for life. The condition of the two foreigners who are at their homes are somewhat improved.

Remainder of article is unreadable.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 23, 1903, page 1, column 1

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Bernard P. BALGOSKY (1925-2011)

Bernard P. Balgosky
Mt. Pleasant

Bernard P. Balgosky, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Leisenring, a son of the late Andrew and Agnes Ferenchua Balgosky. Mr. Balgosky was retired from Robertshaw Controls. He was a veteran of the Air Force. He was a life member of the Mt. Pleasant Fireman's Club, Scottdale Eagles, the PAK Club in Everson and the Polish Falcons Club of Mt. Pleasant. He was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant American Legion and VFW and the Scottdale Elks and a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons, Paul Balgosky, of Mt. Pleasant, and David Balgosky and his wife, Donna, of Slatedale, Pa.; and one brother, William Balgosky and his wife, Ann, of Everson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie R. Love Balgosky; and one sister, Eleanor Gricheck. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military honors will he accorded at the cemetery by the Mt. Pleasant VFW and American Legion Honor Guard. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Marjorie R. BALGOSKY (1924-2007)

Marjorie R. Balgosky
Mt. Pleasant

Marjorie R. Balgosky, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born April 18, 1924, in Bolivar, a daughter of the late Charles and Florence Love. Mrs. Balgosky was a graduate of the former Bolivar High School. Early in her life, she was employed by Robertshaw Controls in Youngwood. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Glenn Love; and a sister, Virginia Love. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Balgosky; two sons, Paul Balgosky, of Mt. Pleasant, and David Balgosky and his wife, Donna, of Slatedale; three sisters, Louise Luther, of Fairfield, Nancy Cook, of Lockport, N.Y., and Thela Love, of Fairfield; and one brother, James Love and his wife, Joy, of Johnstown. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Katherine BALINT ( -1966)

BALINT, KATHERINE— Age 65 years of 124 Harbison Ave., Masontown, died Monday, December 26, 1966, in the Uniontown Hospital at 9:45 a.m. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church and the American Legion Auxiliary of Masontown. She is survived by her husband, George Balint; the following children, Robert at home, Mrs. Wayne (Evelyn) Helmick of Masontown; George Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; Francis of the state of Colorado; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sure Dawson of New Jersey. Friends will be received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, this evening from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Thursday from 1 to 10 p.m. and until Friday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon and in the Masontown Brethren Church from 1 to 2 p.mn., the hour of service. Rev. J. I Naff will officiate. Interment in the Masontown Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 1966, page 26, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

Michael Balko, aged 60, well-known resident of Edenborn, died Monday, August 16, 1937, after a lingering illness.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Balko, and one daughter, Mrs. John Hidock, of Edenborn.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Alice BALL ( -1902)

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

Alice Ball

White, female
   Cause of death–Pneumonia, sick 1 week
   Died–October 5, 1902, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anna Jayne 'Billie' Stewart BALL (1917-2008)

   Anna Jayne "Billie" Stewart Ball, 91, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away in her residence on January 10, 2008. She was born August 5, 1917, in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Pearl McLaughlin Emme. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin R. Ball, in 1988. Surviving are one sister, Armalene Zebley, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa.; one brother, Warren Emme, of Haydentown, Fayette County, Pa.; several nieces and nephews, and her adopted family: Wanda Goldsboro and husband, J.W., of Winter Haven, Florida, and Bonnie Miller and husband, Bob, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. Visitation will be held in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Saturday, January 19, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m., when a Memorial Service will be held, with the Rev. George W. McLaughlin, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 18, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jess Carl BALL (1915-2007)

Jess C. Ball
Uniontown

Jess Carl Ball was born July 24, 1915, to the late Maude Ethel (Vance) Ball and John William Ball in Isabelle (Luzerne Township). In addition to his parents, Jess was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Zola Mary Haas, Dewaine George Ball, John Arthur Ball, Cora Ethel Cross, Ruth Ellen Bryan, Harry Ellis Ball, Carl Alvin Ball, Wilbur Ball and Robert Edward Ball. Dad passed away from this world and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, after an illness valiantly borne. He faced his burdens and struggles in these last years with an inspiring fortitude. His fighting spirit will live on in those who are duty bound to their faith, their flag, and their family. Dad worked for U.S. Steel from 1934 to 1972 in the Edenborn, Gates, Filbert, Palmer, Ronco, and Phillips locations. His last position before retiring being in the computer control section in Pittsburgh. He came out of retirement to be the director of the Laurel Rest Home in Uniontown for two years, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dad's "happiest" achievement and greatest blessing happened on April 17, 1938, when he married our Mom (Laura Charlotte Anderson), the love of his life. They were a real team until Mom went to be with God on Dec. 17, 1995. They had been married 57 years, 8 months. His "greatest" achievements were as a husband to his wife, father to his children, grandfather and great-grandfather, son to his precious Mom (Gram), brother to his siblings, uncle to many nieces and nephews, and friend to many. Dad and Mom (he called her "Kid"), enjoyed traveling and visiting their family in different parts of the country after retiring. The door was always open at their home at 95 Pennsylvania Ave. for a place to rest for a night (or longer) and an extra plate would be set for a good, hot meal prepared by loving hands. Dad was a great cook and was especially known for his spaghetti sauce. Dad was a longtime member of the Lions and the Elks clubs. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years. Dad was the first Cub Master for the Cub Scout Pack formed by the Third Presbyterian Church in 1954. Above all, Dad loved his family and they returned that love. He loved the sound of Big Band music, was a fantastic dancer, and a sharp-dressed man at all times. Dad always looked good, but he never looked better than now -- dressed in God's grace. Dad accomplished anything he put his mind to and gave much attention to details. He taught his children to be respectful and respectable, loyal to one another, thick-skinned rather than thin, ambitious in all noble pursuits, to be good and decent citizens. Dad also taught us to never, never give up and always to do our very best in any endeavor. He looked forward each year to the Pittsburgh Steelers season and relished each game on TV. We are grateful for our father's life, we will miss him dearly, remember him always, and love him forever. Our memories will sustain us until we reunite with our parents once again in Heaven. We know welcoming Dad to Paradise was our wonderful mother (Charlotte, his adored "Kid"). The family desires to acknowledge and extend their appreciation for the expressions of sympathy and support. They ask for your continued prayers and thoughts during this time. Our lives have been enriched and blessed by the life that he led and the man that he was. "I have a goodly heritage." Psalms 16:6. A father's legacy is not riches, possessions, or worldly goods of any kind. It is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was. WE THANK GOD FOR THE TIME WE HAD. The legacy of Jess Ball will live on through his family. Jess is survived by his loving family; children, J.C. Ball and wife, Jackie, of Juno Beach, Fla., Roland William Ball and wife, Gayle, of Plano, Texas, Jack Vance Ball and wife, Patti Jo, of Mesquite, Texas, Arthur Wayne Ball and wife, Sylvia, of Plano, Texas, Laura Charlotte Ball and David Hoing, of Garland, Texas, Robert Vernon Ball and wife, Maria, of Wylie, Texas, and Jayne Anderson Judy and husband, Howard E., of Uniontown; grandchildren, Lisa Ann Morgan, of Wyandotte, Mich., Roland William Ball Jr. and wife, Julie, of Prosper, Texas, Jay C. Ball, Delray, Fla., Shawn Ann Goralzick and husband, James, of Pittsburgh, Jamie G. Richardson and husband, Gex, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Christopher R. Volpe, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Kimberly Shumway and husband, Matthew, of McKinney, Texas, Kevin Arthur Ball, of Plano, Texas, David A. Judy and wife, Jennifer, of Raleigh, N.C., Laura Kelli Grubbs and husband, Michael, of Sachse, Texas, Daniel Judy, of Connellsville, Karla Beth Naftel and husband, Michael, of Plano, Texas, Robbie V. Ball and Bradley A. Ball, both of Wylie, Texas, Laura J. Ball, of Mesquite, Texas, Rachel Rahne Judy, of Uniontown, and Jennifer Ball, of Wylie, Texas; great-grandchildren, T.J. and Alexandra Bohne, Connor and Colton Richardson, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Reagan, Reese and Riley Noel Ball, of Prosper, Texas, Anthony and Alexander Morgan, of Wyandotte, Mich., Stephen, Mary Katherine and Sarah Shumway, of McKinney, Texas, Brandon and Ashley Ball, of Allen, Texas, Katelyn Naftel, of Plano, Texas, Braden M. Grubbs, of Sachse, Texas, and Katherine and Erik Judy, of Raleigh, N.C.; his brother, Charles William Ball; and his sister, Betty Jane Keefe. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday in the Third Presbyterian Church, Uniontown, followed by a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Christopher Enoch and the Rev. William D. Rodahaver co-officiating. Jess will be laid to rest next to his wife at Flatwoods Cemetery. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Memorial e-mails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com. To the glory of God and his gift of eternal life and in celebration of the life of Jess C. Ball, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Jess' doctors, nurses, hospital workers and caregivers for their loving services.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 3, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jessie M. BALL Stone  (1900-1976)

BALL, JESSIE M.— Age 75 years, of 1530 Pittsburgh St., South Connellsville, died Wednesday morning, January 14, 1976 at her home. She was born July 5, 1900, at Dunbar and was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Josephine McClain Martin. She had been a resident of Connellsville most of her life. She was a graduate of Dunbar Twp. High School and attended California State Normal School. She was a former member of the OES Chapter 247 and the Wakefield Culture Club. Surviving are her husband, T. C. (Ted) Ball; one son, Dr. James D. Ball of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Baylor of Arlington, Va.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Viola Randolph of South Connellsville; one brother, John P. Martin of Connellsville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m., with Rev. William Shellhammer officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 15, 1976, page 29, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet John H. BALL died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

JOHN H. BALL
John H. Ball, aged 71, died July 1, of complications at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Freeman Byers, near Filbert.
Mr. Ball was born in Menallen township. He was the son of John and Susan Morgan Ball. Until the last six months he had made his home in Brownsville.
Two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hugh Ball and Mrs. Richard Ball, nieces and nephews survive.
Rev. J. Byers Bryce will have charge of funeral services set for Sunday afternoon at 2:30, first at the Byers home and later in the Pleasant view church. Burial will be in the ___ cemetery.
(cemetery name torn)


bullet Katharine BALL died in 1941. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

EXTRACT:
Name: Mrs. Katharine Ball
Age 88 years
Widow: late Henry BALL
Died: Thursday morning, June 11, 1942, at her home, 201 Evans Street, Uniontown, Pa., after a long illness.
Funeral: St. John's R.C. Church, Saturday morning at 9:00.
Burial in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown under the direction of J. Harry Johnston and Sons (Uniontown, Pa.)
Source: MORNING HERALD - JUNE 12,1941


Noel N. BALL, Jr. (1946-2003)

   Noel N. Ball Jr., 56, of North Franklin Township, Washington, Pa., died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in The Donnell House, Washington, Pa. He was born August 8, 1946 in Morgantown, West Virginia, son of Noel N. Ball Sr. of Lake Lynn, Pa., and the late Edith Dunham Ball. Mr. Ball graduated in 1965 from Albert Gallatin High School in Point Marin, Pa. He was employed as a Welder by Allegheny Ludlum in Washington, Pa., and had worked for the Mathies Coal Company. He was a member of Wacom Amateur Radio Club in Washington, Pa., and enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and flea markets. On October 12, 1968 in Point Marion, Pa., he married Margaret "Peggy" O'Lear Ball, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Christine Ball Webb of West Alexander, Pa., and Melissa Ball of Washington, Pa.; a brother, Robert W. Ball of Massachusetts; and one grandson, Tyler Michael Webb. Friends will be received in the DALE D. DeANGELO FUNERAL HOME, A Dignity Memorial Affiliate, at 1290 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the DeANGELO FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in The Washington Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 10, 2003

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Oscar BALL ( -1898)

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

Oscar Ball

White, male, 35 years old, married
   Cause of death–Complications, sick 9 weeks
   Died–February 6, 1898, Connellsville
   Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 17, line 432

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rebecca Jane BALL ( -1957)

MRS. REBECCA BALL

   Mrs. Rebecca Jane Ball, 72, of Bentleyville, was dead on arrival at Washington Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Friday of a heart attack, suffered the day before. She was a sister of Mrs. Jennie Miller of Dawson and mother of Wilbur and Milton Ball and Mrs. Emeline Fuchick of Brownsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 31, 1957, page 11, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ruth K. BALL (1913-2007)

   Ruth K. Ball, aged 94, formerly of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, September 21, 2007, in Mill Manor Care Center in Vermilion, Ohio. She was born in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1913, daughter of the late Abraham and Katherine Weber Brown. She lived in Uniontown most of her life before moving to Ohio, five years ago. She is survived by her two daughters: Valeria June Ball and Ruth Irene Ball Mitiska, both of Vermilion, Ohio. Also surviving are a granddaughter, Catherine Underwood Bitten; and two great-grandsons: Reid Elliott and Robert Edward Bitten, all of Richardson, Texas. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Edward Ball, and her two sisters, Lola June Brown and Helen Irene Brown. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was baptized there on August 10, 1913. She was also a lifetime member of Menallen Grange 1091. She enjoyed reading the newsletters and correspondences that she received from her church family, as well as, the National Grange News that she regularly received. She should also be remembered for the lifetime care and love that she gave to her daughter, Valeria throughout her lifetime. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 71 North Gallatin Avenue, with the Reverend Paul N. Frank, Jr., officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, September 23, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Susan BALL (1828-1898)

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

Susan Ball

White, female, 70 years old
   Cause of death–Apoplexy
   Born–1828, Bedford Co, Pa.
   Died–December 27, 1898, Connellsville
   Residence–Fairview Avenue


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 19, line 542

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet William BALL died in 1865. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Ball-At his residence in Redstone township, on the 12th of January, 1865, of Heart Disease, Mr. William Ball, in the 75th year of his age.
The deceased stood high as a christian and good citizen and his loss will be deeply regretted by the entire community. His last hours were, as indeed his life had been, peaceful and happy, and he died with the brightest prospects of a blessed immortality. 'Blessed are the Good, who die in the Lord.'
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 19, 1865


William W. BALL ( -1928)

WILLIAM W. BALL

   William W. Ball, aged 86 years, died Saturday, February 11, 1928 at midnight at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harriett V. Franks, of Connellsville, where he had made his home for the last 16 years, following a lingering illness. In addition to Mrs. Franks, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, of Uniontown. His wife, formerly Miss Eliza Antram of Masontown, died 32 years ago. Funeral services will be held in the Franks home in Connellsville Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. J. H. Lambertson officiating. Burial will be in the Mennonite cemetery, near Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 13, 1928, page 9, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Andrew BALLA Jr. ( -1995)

Andrew Balla Jr.

   Andrew Balla Jr., of 420 Elm Drive, Waynesburg, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995, at 11:30 a.m., in his home of a heart attack. Arrangements are being handled by the Behm Funeral Home, Jefferson, Pa., and are incomplete.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary BALLA (1917-1995)

Mary Balla

   Mary Balla, 78, of Fayette City R.D. 2, Washington Township, (Waddington Convalescent Home), formerly of Richeyville, Pa., died Tuesday, June 20, 1995, at 8:20 a.m., in the nursing home, following a long illness. She was born June 12, 1917 in Daisytown, a daughter of the late Joseph Gyure Sr., and Elizabeth Hajdu Gyure. Mrs. Balla was a member of the Daisytown United Presbyterian Church, the William Penn Fraternal Association and a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Church. She was also a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Alex Balla Sr., whom she married on Sept. 12, 1936, and they observed their 58th wedding anniversary; three sons, Alex Jr., and his wife, Jean Balla of Monroeville, James and his wife, Susan Balla of Daisytown and Donald Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Balla of Valencia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Bryan Balla of Newark, Del., Kevin Balla of Dormont, Pa., Donald Balla Jr., of Valencia, Pa., Melissa Balla of Daisytown, Pa., and Danielle Balla of Valencia, Pa.; one brother, Joseph ‘Bucky’ Gyure of Daisytown; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Alex, Steve and Louis Gyure; and two sisters, Elizabeth Debreczeni and Helen Tobias. Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 40, Beallsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 22, 1995, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Alexander Jalso officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township. The Family suggests memorials be made to the Daisytown United Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer Foundation.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James BALLARD ( -1949)

JAMES BALLARD

  SCOTTDALE, Aug. 12.— James Ballard of Washington, D. C., died Wednesday at his home there. His widow, Mrs. Mabel Rosensteel Ballard, is a former resident of Scottdale. The body will be removed to the Murphy funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. Burial will be private Saturday morning in the Scottdale Cemetery with Rev. J. C. Doudna, pastor of the First Methodist Church, in charge.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sadie BALLAS ( -1941)

SADIE BALLAS

   Mrs. Sadie Ballas, 65, of Weirton, W. Va., who was stricken ill while visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Danko in Lenox street, Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital Wednesday night, November 5, 1941 at 10 o’clock of a heart condition. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. John Danko of Uniontown; Mrs. Andy Rolitsky of Weirton, W. Va.; Mrs. Joseph Shalk of Weirton, W. Va., and Helen Ballas at home, and 22 grandchildren. The body has been returned to Weirton, W. Va. for burial.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 6, 1941, page 3 column 3


BALLAS SERVICES

   Mr. and Mrs. John Danko of 142 Lenox street, have returned from Weirton, W. Va., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Dankos’ mother, Mrs. Sadie Ballas, aged 65, of 3263 Main street, Hollidays Cove, W. Va. Mrs. Ballas succumbed last Wednesday as the result of injuries suffered when she fell on a flight of steps while visiting the Danko home here. The mishap occurred Friday, October 31, and Mrs. Ballas was removed to the Uniontown Hospital where death ensued. The rites were conducted in St. Mary’s Church at Weirton. Rev. Joseph Shakaley officiated and burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton Heights.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet William BALLAS died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BALLAS, WILLIAM
WILLIAM BALLAS, 72 years old, former resident of Bitner and Juniata, died Tuesday, September 20, at his home at Weirton, W.Va., where he had been employed by the Weirton Steel Company until his late illness.  He was at one time employed by the J. C. Frick Coke Company.  Surviving children are:  MRS. JOHN DANKO, Uniontown; MRS. GEORGE HORNER, Farrell; MRS. ANDREW ROLITSKY, Cleveland; MRS. JOHN DEROSKY, Weirton; MRS. JOSEPH SHEIK, JR., and MISS HELEN BALLAS, all of Weirton.  Twenty grandchildren, and one great-grandchild also survive.

The funeral service was held Friday at Weirton.  Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery at that place.
Daily Courier   9-26-1939   


Elizabeth Morrison BALLING ( -2012)

UNIONTOWN
ELIZABETH “BETTY” MORRISON BALLING

Elizabeth “Betty” Morrison Balling, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully in Carmel, California, on July 23, 2012. She was 104 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Higbee Slaughter, and her son-in-law, Dr. Terry W. Slaughter, of Salinas, California, as well as four granddaughters and eleven great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her husband, M. T. Balling, Jr. and was buried in Clarksburg, West Virginia.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, August 3, 2012

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Frank E. BALLISH ( -1995)

Frank E. Ballish

   Frank E. Ballish, 77, of South Connellsville, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St. Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Ann BALOCK ( -1944)

MARY ANN BALOCK

   Mary Ann Balock, five years old, died Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Balock, at High House. She leave her parents, one brother and one sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 31, 1944, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth BALOK ( -1938)

ELIZABETH BALOK

   Mrs. Elizabeth Balok, aged 66, mother of Rev. Andrew J. Balok, pastor of Holy Rosary church in Republic, died at 10 o'clock Wednesday night at her home in 214 Whyel avenue, Uniontown, after a three weeks' illness of a complication of diseases. Her husband, John Balok, Sr., died October 20, 1936. In addition to Rev. Fr. Balok, she is survived by the following other children: Mrs. Anna Roskovensky, Uniontown; Mrs. Mary Smorada, Oliver No. 1; Mrs. Elizabeth Kordish, Republic; Christine, at the home; John, of Royal; George, Uniontown, and Joseph, Fairchance. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Minnick, Bute; Mrs. Anna Mura, and a brother Andrew Takach, both of Czechoslavkia. Thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. The body will be taken from the Haky funeral home to the family residence late this afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 3, 1938, page 4

Contributed by Keely Deuschle < keelyde at bellsouth.net>


Anthony Wayne BALOSKY (1977-2012)

UNIONTOWN
ANTHONY WAYNE BALOSKY (RUFFCORN)

Anthony Wayne Balosky (Ruffcorn) age 35, of Republic, PA died Wednesday, August 1, 2012. He was born on April 12, 1977, Son of Larry and Michaelene Ruffcorn Sr. and Betty Balosky. Member of Brownsville Sportsmen Club, Brownsville Eagles and Young Men Club. He enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with his sons and family. Besides his parents he is survived by his Wife, Melissa Wilburn; Children: Anthony Wayne Balosky Jr. and Shane Lee Balosky; Brothers: Larry Ruffcorn Jr. and wife Joyce, Denny Ruffcorn and wife Toni, John Balosky III, Josh Balosky; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Special Friends. He was predeceased by his Sister: Lynn Renee Ruffcorn. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, PA on Monday from 2 -8 PM the hour of service with the Rev. Nicholas Beatty officiating. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 5, 2012

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John F. BALOSKY, Jr. (1953-2010)

   John F. Balosky, Jr., lovingly known as "Peanut", passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at his home in Uniontown, at the age of 57. He was born on March 18, 1953 in Hagerstown, MD, son of John F. Balosky, Sr., who preceded him in death, and Carlita Balosky a resident of Smock, PA. In addition to his Mother, he is survived by his fiancée, of over 20 years, Elizabeth Ann Thorpe; three Sons, John Balosky, III of Uniontown, PA, Anthony Balosky of Brownsville, PA, and Joshua White of Bitner, PA; three Step- children, Laura Hendrickson and husband Vergil, Frances Thorpe and Roy Thorpe, Jr. all of Uniontown, PA; two Grandchildren, Kayla and Joshua Hendrickson; six Brothers and Sisters, Michaelene Ruffcorn and husband Larry of Brownsville, PA, Donnalee Balosky and husband Robert of Seville, OH, Michael Deeds and wife Omeda of Uniontown, PA, Anthonette Smith and husband Dan of York, PA, Carlita Balosky of Smock, PA, Linda Smitley and husband Donald of Markleysburg, PA and several Nieces and Nephews. John had been employed with Advanced Microsystems for many years, and prior to that with Greyhound Bus Lines for several years. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 51 where he served on the Funeral Military Honors Detail, and was an active member of the Moose Lodge 20. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, PA on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with dear family friend Leroy Conrad Officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the Funeral Home Chapel by American.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday October 11, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John F. BALOSKY, Sr. (1932-2005)

   John F. Balosky, Sr., 73, a lifelong resident of Smock, Fayette County, Pa., died on Monday, December 5, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born on March 14, 1932, in Smock, Pa., the son of Walter and Elizabeth Balosky. His parents, a sister, Maryann and a brother, Stush preceded him in death. John was a Coal Miner with Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years. He proudly served his country with the United States Army in the Korean War. John was a member of Saint Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, United Mine Workers of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, and American Legion Post 51. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Carlita (Ensminger) Balosky; seven children: Michaelene Ruffcorn and husband, Larry, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., Donnalee Balosky and husband, Robert, of Seville, Ohio, Michael Deeds and Omeda, and John Balosky, Jr. and wife, Ann, all of Uniontown, Anthonette Smith and husband, Dan, of York, Pa., Carlita Balosky, at home, and Linda Smitley and husband, Donald, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa.; numerous grandchildren whom he cherished; six brothers and sisters: Irene, Betty Ann, Donna, Sophia, Genevieve, Frank and Vince; 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 Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 8, 2005, when funeral services will be held at a time to be announce. Interment will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 51.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, December 5, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Catherine Ann Walden BALSINGER ( -1970)

Balsinger
Death Told

   Mrs. Catherine Ann Balsinger of 392 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, died yesterday afternoon at age 89. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodward (Woody) Balsinger, in 1951. She is survived by a daughter, Leona, at home, and two sons, Harry of Struthers, Ohio, and George of Biloxi, Miss. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Wilson-Willard Sunday School Class. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Shell Funeral Home on S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 7, 1970, page 5, column 8


BALSINGER, CATHERINE ANN WALDEN— Age 89 years, of 392 N. Gallatin Ave., died after a two weeks illness Monday, July 6, 1970 at 4 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ann Thomas Walden and her husband, Woodward (Woody) Balsinger in 1951. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Leona Balsinger, at home, two sons, Harry W. of Struthers, Ohio, and George H. of Biloxi, Miss.; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Annette Bonser of Youngstown, Ohio. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Wilson-Willard Sunday School Class. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until Friday at 1 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Alvin K. Smith and Dr. G. J. Morgans will officiate. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, July 8, 1970, page 35, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


James Evans BALSINGER ( -1956)

BALSINGER, JAMES EVANS— Aged 78, of 12 West Place, died Monday, September 17, 1956 at 1:25 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was life resident of Fayette County and a retired section foreman of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He is survived by these children; Mrs. P. J. (Elizabeth) Burns; Mrs. John (Margaret) Mochel, Uniontown; Mrs. Harold (Ellen) Myers and Miss Mary Kathryne Balsinger, Greensburg; Robert Emmezl, Los Angeles, Calif.; William Guy, Wheeling, W. Va.; seventeen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Miss Jennie Balsinger, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main ST., after 7 o’clock this evening where short prayer service will be held at 8:30 Thursday morning followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 o’clock at St. John’s R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Odon as celebrant. Interment will follow in Park Place cemetery. Rosary will be said at 8:30 Wednesday evening in the Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 18, 1956, page 2, column 7


BALSINGER FUNERAL SET

   Funeral services will be held tomorrow for James Evans Balsinger, 78, of 12 West Place, a retired section foreman on the Pennsylvania Railroad, who died Monday in Uniontown Hospital. Prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., followed by Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock in St. John's R. C. Church with Rev T. J. Dunn as celebrant. Burial will follow in Park Place Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 19, 1956, page 5, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Woodward (Woody) BALSINGER ( -1951)

W. Balsinger
Passes Away

   Night watchman at the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, Woodward (Woody) Balsinger, 72, died yesterday afternoon in his home at 392 North Gallatin avenue. He was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist church and Class 10. He is survived by his widow, Catherine Ann Balsinger; two sons, Harry W., Struthers, Ohio; George H., Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Leona, at home; a brother, George W., Hibbs; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Wood, Fairchance, Mrs. Mary Darnell, Smithfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Gleason Funeral Home.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 30, 1951, page 7, column 7


BALSINGER, WOODWARD (WOODY)— Friends are being received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be conducted Sunday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John A. Mueller officiating, assisted by Rev. J. L. Carraway. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Jeffries, John Phillians, Carl Reiber, Andree Lewis, James Lewis, David Lewis.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 31, 1951, page 14, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Aquella Belle BALSLEY ( -1905)

SHE WANTED TO DIE
Coalbrook Girl, Despondent Over Illness, Slashed Her Own Throat
BODY FOUND IN MOUNTZ CREEK
Early This Morning by Brother
of the Unfortunate Girl—Stole Brother’s Razor for Rash Deed—
Funeral on Monday.

Driven to desperation by constant fear of death, Miss Aquella Belle Balsley, the 20 year old daughter of Ross Balsley, of near Coalbrook, slashed her throat from ear to ear last night and threw herself into Mountz creek, where, in the shallow water of a riffle, she died. Miss Balsley had been ill for the past several days, but her condition was not considered serious. She was suffering from consumption, but the disease had not reached an advanced stage. She had been working for a man named Golden in Brownsville, for the past several weeks, and came home last Thursday on a visit. At 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, she left home and was not seen until one of her brothers found her body in the creek, a few hundred yards from the house, early this morning. Four deep razor cuts were found on her neck. She had severed the important arteries and her windpipe. Then she threw herself into the water, and bled to death. The water was only about eight inches deep where the body was found. Deputy Coroner J. E. Sims was called and this morning investigated the case. He decided that no inquest will be necessary, as the case was plainly one of suicide. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services will be held at the home and the remains interred in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, August 12, 1905, page 1, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles H. 'Harry' BALSLEY Stone (1882-1960)

Charles H. (Harry) Balsley, 77, of 122 Madison Ave., died Monday afternoon in his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1882, in Connellsville Twp., a son of the late William R. and Nancy Stafford Balsley. A painter, he was employed by the W. L. Whipkey Co. before retiring in 1953. He was a member of the Protected Home Circle.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Linnie Smith Balsley; seven children, Robert R., Mrs. John (Linnie Jane) Smith, Harry C. of Connellsville, Chester L. of Astoria, Ore., Kenneth R. of Fort Stewart. Hinesville, Ga., Mrs. Bonnie (Doris) Reynolds of Monaca and Mrs. Robert (Sarah Kathryn) Hamill of Rochester, Mich., 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Tedrow and Mrs. Nellie Heffley of Connellsville.

Tne body is at the McIntire funeral home where the funeral service will be held at.2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. E. I. Mankamyer officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 26, 1960, page 2

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


David L. BALSLEY   (1936-2006)

   David L. Balsley, 69, of Mill Run, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Somerset Hospital, Somerset. He was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Connellsville, a son of Charles and Mary (Enos) Balsley. His parents and sisters, Sally Prinkey and Josephine Kazaro, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Pluto) Balsley; daughter, Kathryn Gordian, of Confluence; sons, Charles "Pickles" Balsley, of Somerset, David "Bug" Balsley, of Mill Run, and Scott "Pie" Balsley, of Uniontown; grandchildren, Fred Balsley, Matthew Gordian and Morgan, Kara and Billy Balsley; sister, Peg Jacobi, of Tuckerton, N.J.; and brothers, Henry "Herk" Balsley, of Maine, John Balsley, of Markleysburg, and Charles Balsley, of Connellsville. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the HUMBERT FUNERAL HOME, Confluence, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dean Hay officiating. Interment in Sands Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in care of Kathryn Gordian, 202 Back Road, Confluence, PA 15424.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 2006

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


bullet Isabelle Grimm BALSLEY died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BALSLEY, ISABELLE (GRIMM)
Mrs. Isabelle GRIMM BALSLEY, aged 69 years, 11 months and 29 days, died at 5:15 o’clock Monday evening, October 17, 1932, at her home in East Connellsville, on the eve of her 70th birthday.  Death was due to pneumonia which she contracted only the day previous.  She was a native of Bullskin township and a member of Mt. Olive United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles H. BALSLEY; four children:  William BALSLEY, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. May FOSBRINK and Mrs. William H. MINER, South Uniontown; Mrs. Julius R. O’HARA, Connellsville; 12 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  Herald  Tues. Oct. 18, 1932
______________________________________
Balsley Services
Funeral services fore Mrs. Isobelle GRIMM BALSLEY will be solemnized Thursday.  The funeral cortege will form at the residence in East Connellsville at 1:15 p.m. going from there to Mt. Olive church, Bullskin twp. where services will be conducted at 2 o’clock.  Burial in the church cemetery.  Herald 10-19-1932  pg. 12  Col 3


John R. BALSLEY Stone (1872-1942)

John R. Balsley, 60 years old, of 100 South Cottage avenge, died at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh where he had been a patient for three weeks. He was born in Bullskin township, September 30, 1872, a son of the late James Y. and Elizabeth Balsley, and had spent all of his life in this vicinity. A veteran of the West Penn System, he had been employed by the company for 30 years and retired two years ago. A member of the First United Brethren Church, Mr. Balsley was active in all church activities. He also was a member of Friendship Class, the Men's Brotherhood and the Odd Follows, In 1897, he was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Rittnour of Connellsvllle. To this union, three children were born, two preceding him in death.

Surviving are his widow, one son, James Irwin Balsley of Pittsburgh, and two grandchildren, Eugenia Louise and Eleanor Elizabeth. There are three brothers, Charles and Clark Balsley of East Connellsville and Wilson Balsley of Filbert. All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the Balsley home at 8 o'clock Saturday night to conduct a ritual, Noble Grand James Slaughter announced.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home m charge of Rev. Elmer A. Schultz, pastor of the United Brethren Church. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery In charge of Funeral Director Charles A. McCormlck.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 19, 1942, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


John Thomas BALSLEY   (1928-2008)

   John Thomas Balsley, age 80, of Maple Summit, Fayette County, Pa., and a resident of Henry Clay Villa for the past nine years, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 8, 1928, in Connellsville, Pa., the son of Charles Monroe Balsley and Mary Elizabeth Enos Balsley. John had been an avid fisherman and also enjoyed walking with his dog. John will be cherished in memory by many nieces, nephews, family and friends! He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Josephine Kazaras and Sally Prinkey, two brothers, David Balsley and Charles Balsley, and his special black Lab, "Prince". Surviving are his brother, Henry "Herk" Balsley and wife Sally of Union, Maine; a sister, Margaret "Peg" Jacobi of Tuckerton, New Jersey; and sister-in-law with whom he made his home, Judy Balsley of Maple Summit, Pa. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of the Service with Pastor Dean Hay officiating. Interment follows in Sands Cemetery, Maple Summit, Pa.

Notes from contributor:
  John lived with both Judy and David Balsley.... David died in 2006


Greene County Messenger, Waynesburg, PA, Monday, October 27, 2008

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


Lida BALSLEY ( -1870)

DIED

BALSLEY— October 13th, of consumption, Lida Balsley, orphan daughter of the late George and Sarah Balsley, aged 18 years. The father having been an Odd Fellow General Worth Lodge turned out and attended her funeral in form, and appropriated a suitable donation for funeral expenses.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 27, 1870, Vol. III, No. 42, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Martha BALSLEY ( -1925)

Mrs. Albert Balsley Dies After Birth
Early This Morning by Brother
of Twins; One of Babes.

Mrs. Martha Balsley, about 38 years old, wife of Albert Balsley of Coalbrook, died today in the Connellsville State Hospital following the birth of twin boys. One of the babes also died. The bodies were removed to J. E. Sims’ funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, June 8, 1925, page 1, column 5


MRS. MARTHA BALSLEY

The funeral services for Mrs. Martha Balsley, 37 years old, wife of Albert Balsley of Coalbroook, who died yesterday at the Connellsville State Hospital, following the birth of twins, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home and at 3 o’clock at the Moore Memorial Church with Rev. C. E. Shannon officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. One of the twins, which were boys, died at birth also, and service for it will be in connection with that of the mother. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Balsley is survived by the following sons and daughters: Franklin Ross, George, Myrtle Mae, Dorothy, Imogene, Harold Eugene, all at home; Mrs. Walter DeLotter of this place, John Edgar, in the United States Army in Virginia, and the twin. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Harshman, residing near Moore Memorial Church, also survive, together with the following brothers and sisters: Freeman, Clark and William, all of Everson, “Bud” of Moyer, Mrs. Nevada Stauffer and Mrs. Myrtle Stauffer, both of Ralph, Mrs. Minnie Brothers of Snydertown and Mrs. Mary Heck of near Moore Memorial Church. Mrs. Balsley was born and reared near Mayer. She was born January 23, 1888 and married in 1905.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 9, 1925, page 6, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mary E. BALSLEY died in 1921. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Mrs. Mary E. Balsley dies on November 17, 1921
Ill for some time but feeling slightly improved Wednesday, Mrs. Mary E. Balsley aged 74, of 16 East Craig Street took suddenly worse at 1:00 Thursday morning and passed away in the arms of her daughter, Mrs. Maloney, who resided with her mother.  Mrs. Balsley was a native of Uniontown.  Her husband died about 40 years ago.  For about a year she had suffered from a complication of diseases, being bedfast at times.  Thursday morning her daughter was attracted to her mother's bedroom and just as she lifted her the aged woman succumbed.
Mrs. Balsley was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and well-known in the section of the city to which she resided.  Besides Mrs. Maloney she is survived by the following children:
J. Frank Balsley, Jesse Balsley of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Ella Chalfant of Buffalo NY and Mrs. Robert Goodwin and Mrs. Charles Clement of this city.
Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and interment will be in Park Place cemetery.


Nancy BALSLEY Stone (1858-1904)

Mrs. Nancy Balsley, wife of William R. Balsley, died at her home near Gilmore Mills, Monday, August 15, aged 46 years. She had been ill for a number of weeks, suffering from dropsy. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, when services will be held at the home and the remains interred in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, August 16, 1904, page 8

Contributed by Barbara Goss < barbee44 at roadrunner.com>


bullet Sara A. BALSLEY died in 1902. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Connellsville Weekly Courier, 4-4-1902
 
SARA A. BALSLEY (Deceased)
 
At the home of her daughter, Anna of South Meadow Lane on Wednesday, April 2, 1902, Mrs. Sara Balsley, age 93 yrs. 6 mo. and 21 days.  Deceased was born Septmber 9, 1809 on a farm near Jacobs Creek, Fayette County, being a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Robb.  In her 22nd year she came to Connellsville and since made her home excepting a short erm of residence in Mt. Pleasant.  Mrs. Balsley had a remarkable memory and was able to mention the date of her birth a few days before her decease.  She first suffered her illness of life when 84 year of age being attacked with GRIP.  Considering her age at that time, Mrs. Balsley's health slowly failed.  Previous to her illness she worked incessantly and thought nothing of walking a mile while visiting her relatives which she greatly enjoyed.  Her grandchildren number early 40 and her great grandchildren equal almost twice this number.  3 great great grandchildren swell the number of her descendants to more than 100 and leave her an undisputed title as grandparent to the town.  The most pleasing events in her declining years of her life were in Sept. 9th of each year when with her descendants she celebrated the day of her birth.  She is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Margaret Page, Anna and Ross Balsley of Connellsville and Worth of Pittsburgh.  Rev. M.J. Sleppy of Methodist Episcopal Church will conduct the funeral services at 2:00 this afternoon.  Internment will be made in the Hill Grove Cemetery.  (Copied exactly as written in the newspaper-- mistakes not corrected.)


bullet Rev. George K. BAMFORD died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

The Rev. George K. Bamford, aged ?5, former pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian church, died suddenly at Sault Ste. Marie where he as been ?cing as pastor for the Westminster Presbyterian church, according to word received by Henry L. Newcomer.  Dr. Bamford was here in 1926.
He is survived by his widow, Hazel Reed Bamford and three children, one preceding him in death.  Burial will take place in Pittsburgh, the time and place to be announced later.
(Newspaper dated Dec 27, 1932)


Mary BANAS ( -1923)

MISS MARY BANAS

   Miss Mary Banas, 16 years and eight months old, daughter of John and Susanna Banas of Brookvale, died Thursday at the family home following a brief illness. She contracted pneumonia last night. Besides her parents she is survived by three brothers, Andrew, John and Stephen Banas.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert J. BANDEL (1940-1995)

Robert J. Bandel

   Robert J. Bandel, 66, of 84 Bandel Road, Eighty Four, died Friday in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Esther Marie Weiss Bandel; children, Bruce Jay Bandel of Eighty Four, Kurt Robert Bandel of Cicero, Ind., Greg Allen Bandel of Marianna, Pa., Mrs. Timothy (Cindy) Hamstra of Eighty Four, Mrs. David (Lynn) Cress of Calhoun, Ga., and Jennifer Bandel of Eighty Four; a sister, Mrs. Art (Janet) Grosso of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; six granddaughters and five grandsons. Friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday in Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, Route 519, Eighty Four, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 10, 1940
   Died—–May 19, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Jennie BANDO (1894-1967)

MRS. JENNIE BANDO

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Mrs. Jennie Bando, 72, of 211 Main St., died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Frick Community Hospital. She was born in Sicily Dec. 16, 1894. She was a member of St. Bernardine's Church, Our lady of Mount Carmel Society and the Gold Star Mothers and James E. Zundell Unit 446, American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are four sons, Frank, Arthur and Paul of Mount Pleasant and William of Scottdale; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Siegel of North Barddock, Mrs. Grace Fordyce of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Angeline Falcon at home; 20 grandchildren, and a brother, Carmen Gatto of Columbus, O. She was predeceased by her husband, Antonio, in 1955, and two sons, Samuel in 1932, and George, killed in action in World War II in 1945. The body will be in the Meagher funeral home after 3 p.m. Today. There will be a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by requiem high mass at 11 a.m. At St. Bernardine's R. C. Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. James E. Zundell Unit 446, American Legion Auziliary, will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Amanda J. McDonough BANE (1941-2008)

   Amanda J. Bane, 66, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in the UPMC Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born December 21, 1941, in Smock, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Clarence McDonough and Ruth Gephart McDonough. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas E. McDonough. Amanda graduated from Uniontown High School, in Fayette County, Pa., with the Class of 1959, and was a Christian school teacher, and was the Principal of Faith Baptist Academy. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and doing volunteer church work. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa. Amanda is survived by her husband, James M.Bane; two brothers: Floyd William (Bill) McDonough and his wife, Hilda, of Uniontown, and James A. McDonough and his wife, Connie, of Donora, Westmoreland County, Pa.; a sister, Susan Erickson and her husband, Richard, of Smock, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where the family will receive friends today, March 14, 2008, from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue in the HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1015 Lowery Avenue, Jeannette, Pa., on Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at 11 a.m., with Pastor Robert Ross, officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, Fayette County, Pa. Memorial emails may be sent to the family at memorials@adferguson.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 14, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Deborah K. Meeks BANE (1960-2005)

   Deborah K. (Meeks) Bane, 44, of Brownsville, Pa., died suddenly Sunday, July 10, 2005, at her residence. She was born Dec. 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Vivian Marlene (Lynn) Meeks and the late Orville Meeks. Deborah attended the Church of Jesus Christ in Vanderbilt. Surviving are her mother, Vivian Marlene Meeks and her stepfather, Bob Efaw of Republic; two brothers, Clifford E. Meeks and wife, Linda of Republic, and Carl R. Meeks and wife, Mary Ann of Rowes Run; a dear friend, Ellis Clevenger of Brownsville; and her special and dear aunts, uncles, nieces nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion St., Republic, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, July 15, 2005, until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Lawrence E. King of the Church of Jesus Christ officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, July 14, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Stephen D. BANIK died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Stephen D. Banik, Jr., Lenox street, died in the Uniontown hospital, Saturday, July 31, 1937, at 1:30 p.m., following an operation.
Born September 11, 1933, Stephen was the only child of Stephen Banik and Helen Lewis Banik.  The body has been removed to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lewis, Pershing avenue, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon, followed at 3 by additional rites in St. Mary's R. C. church.  Rev. Fr. Blazic will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot ???
(balance of obit is missing)


James BANKS ( -1895)

James Banks Dead

   James Banks, one of the oldest colored men in the Monongahela Valley, died at his home in Carlton Thursday night. Mr. Banks did not know his exact age, but came to Monongahela from the Shenandoah Valley in 1849, and as near as he could tell was 79 year old. His mother was a slave, but was given her freedom before his birth. When he left Virginia he came to Brownsville, and from there to this city, where he has resided ever since. Possibly no colored man in this city was better known and more respected than James Banks. The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 o’clock a.m., interment Monongahela cemetery.


The Daily Republican, Monongahela, PA, Friday, August 9, 1895, page 1, column 2

Contributed by Carole Clarke < searchingpa12 at yahoo.com>


Ben BARADO ( -1918)

BEN BARADO

   Ben Barado, 41 years old, died Friday near New Salem, following an illness of pneumonia.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1918, page 5, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Helen L. BARAN (1923-1996)

Helen L. Baran

   Helen L. Baran, 73, of Leith, Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, October 25, 1996, at home. She was born February 9, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Joseph A. and Mary A. Spak Baran. Her parents, a sister, Margaret A. Suchevits, and two brothers, John A. Baran and Joseph M. Baran, preceded her in death. Miss Baran was a member of St. Mary Nativity Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown and Jednota Lodge. She was a graduate of South Union High School Class of 1941, a member of the ACWA Union Local 131, and had retired from Berkowitz Garment Factory where she had been a supervisor for 32 years. She is survived by a brother, Paul R. Baran and his wife, Josephine, of Heath, Ohio; three sisters: Mary C. Baran with whom she made her home, Ann B. Zacovic of Wittier, Calif., and Sr. Colette (Kathryn) Baran, V.S.C., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139, West Fayette, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, October 29, until 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Nativity Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Interment will be held in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Catholic [rest of article missing]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William A. BARAN ( -1996)

William A. Baran

   William A. Baran, 41, of Morgantown, W. Va., and formerly of Masontown, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, at home, after an extended illness. He is survived by his sister, Christina Baran; and his fiancée, Kim Wyant Burrows and her son, Adam Burrows, all of Morgantown, W. Va. A Memorial Service will be held today at 10 a.m., in Good Counsel Friary, Tyrone Road, Morgantown, W. Va. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davidson-Mancinelli Funeral Home, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown, W. Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Morgantown Hospice, P.O. Box 4222, Morgantown, WV 26505.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary E. BARANEK ( -1967)

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

BARANEK, MARY E.— Age 59 years, of Smithfield, RD 1, Pa., died in the Vincent Pallniti Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., Saturday morning, June 10, 1967. Surviving are her husband, Paul, Sr., and the following children: Fred, of Uniontown, Paul, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Pauline Larence, West Covina, Calif., Mrs. Mariann Humbert, York, Pa., and Miss Kathryn Baranek, at home; six grandchildren; six brothers, Charles Zapotosky, New Salem, Andrew, of Allison, Steve, of Leckrone, Joseph, of Uniontown, George, of Cleveland, Ohio and John, of Masontown; one sister, Mrs. Verna Fusaro, Eylria, Ohio. She was a member of the St. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Chruch, Fairchance, the Rosary Society, the Christian Mothers, St. Ann's guild, and the Jednola Lodge, No. 357, Fairchance. Friends are being received at the Wagner- Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, today and Tuesday, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m., in the St. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church, Fairchance, with Rev. Father Raymond Hammond, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's cemetery. Father Hammond will recite the Rosary Tuesday evening at 7:30, and the Christian Mothers at 7:45 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 12, 1967, page 25, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Helen BARATKO (1928-2005)

Helen Baratko, 77, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and formerly of Madison Avenue, Uniontown, and Searights, Fayette County, Pa., passed away, Friday, December 16, 2005, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born, June 8, 1928, in Searights, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Boratko and Mary Selina Baratko. Helen was a member of Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa. She graduated from Uniontown Area High School, class of 1946. Helen was formerly employed by the J.C. Penney Company, she was a manager of Fashion Hosiery, in Uniontown and most recently was employed by the Bon Ton, of the Uniontown Mall.

Surviving are a brother, Frank Baratko and his wife, Eileen, of Baltimore, Md.; a niece, Mary Elizabeth Hall and husband, Joe, of Lenexa, Kansas, a nephew, Joseph Baratko and wife, Michelle, of Baltimore, Md.; a great niece, Ashley Elizabeth Hall and a great nephew, Connor David Baratko.

Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 20 North Mill Street, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa. on Tuesday, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, December 21, 2005, until 9:30 a.m., when a Prayer Service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m., in Saint Procopius Church, with the Rev. Father James Popochock, as Celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, December 18, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Clarence A. 'Pete' BARBER (1918-2004)

   Clarence A. "Pete" Barber, age 86, of Ralph, Pa., passed away Easter Sunday evening, April 11, 2004, in Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born October 30, 1918 in German Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of Earl J. Barber and Catherine Gadd Barber. "Pete" was a member of the First Christian Church of Republic, a Veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army Air Corps as a Military Policeman and was a retired employee from United States Steel Corporation as a Steelworker at the Homestead Works. Three brothers and two sisters, William Gadd, Marie Sigwalt, Violet Barber, Clifford Barber, James Barber, and parents preceded him in death. He is survived by three sisters and two brothers: Edna Shanaberger of Uniontown, Pa., Dorothy Liggett of Sewickley, Pa., Gertrude Galie, Herbert "Jay" Barber and Robert Barber all of Uniontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 15, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Donald K. BARBERPhoto  (1960-2012)

   Donald K. “Donnie Bee” Barber, age 51, of Smithfield, Pa., died on Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born August 21, 1960 in Uniontown, Pa., a son of the late Fred and Legatha Barber. Surviving are four children, Derrick Barber, of Point Marion, Pa., Brandy Barber, West Palm Beach, Florida, Tommi Barber of New Geneva, Pa. and Dheaven McClay of Nilan Hill, Pa; three grandchildren, Feeona Barber, Christian and Annie Alvarez; two sisters, Janet Horr of Masontown, Pa. and Joyce Stull of York Run, Pa., and a brother, Robert Barber of Stafford, Virginia. Memorial services will be held Monday, July 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Masontown Church of the Brethren, 110 West Church Avenue, Masontown, Pa. with Rev. Alan Schmeidt officiating. Arrangements are in the care of the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion.


www.herod-rishel.com

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth BARBER Stone  (1915-1931)

   Elizabeth Barber, aged 15 years, eight months, died Friday morning at 1:45 at the home of her parents in Dearthtown of pneumonia.  Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Barber, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emmitt Saylor and Katherine, at home.

   Short funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, followed by additional services at the Republic Christian church, conducted by the Rev. R. G. Manley, assisted by the Rev. R. C. Van Eman. Burial will be in Acklin cemetery, Luzerne township.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 21, 1931

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elmer BARBER (1915-1995)

Elmer Barber

   Elmer ‘Pete’ Barber, 80, of Armbrust, died Sunday, May 14, 1995. He was born June 10, 1915, in Hempfield Township, a son of the late William and Phoebe Smith Barber. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Robertshaw Controls. He was a member of the senior citizens bowling league at Hillview Lanes. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Catherine Baughman Barber; a son, William E. Barber Sr. of Greensburg; four grandchildren’ six great-grandchildren’ and three sisters, Helen Armbrust of Armbrust, Ethel Barber and Mrs. Louis (Jean) Tucci, both of Youngwood. He was predeceased by five brothers, William, Roy, James, Carl and Frank Barber; and a sister Viola Yauger. Friends will be received at the JAY B. PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Depot and North Fifth streets, Youngwood, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Byron T. Eisaman officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Cemetery. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge of arrangements.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Guy Elixie BARBER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Guy Elixie Barber, aged 40 years, well known resident of the Carmichaels community, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Greene county. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
A son of the late John and Pleza Hunter Barber he was born in Cumberland township and spent his entire life there.  He is survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Frank and Ross Barber of Carmichaels, Sidney Barber of Greensboro; Mrs. Lizzie Barber Beckus of Mather; Mrs. Ethel B. Kager of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Etta B. Pratt of Greensboro.
Funeral services will be held from the Condit Funeral Home in Carmichaels, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  The Rev. John O. Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Glades cemetery.
(newspaper dated September 17, 1934)


bullet Mahala C. BARBER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(28)

Mahala C. Barber
Mrs. Mahala Carter Barber, aged 72, died at her home at Church Hill, Thursday afternoon, March 5, 1931, at 4:30 o’clock of a complication of diseases.  She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Barber, and the following children: Robert G., of Adah; Ray of Church Hill and Windora and Pearl at home.  Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The place of burial will be announced later.
_______________

Barber Services
Funeral services for Mrs. Mahala Carter Barber will be held at the home at Church Hill, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, in charge of Rev. R.C. Van Eman, pastor of the Hopewell Presbyterian church.  Burial will be in the Masontown cemetery.  
[Handwritten date 3/7/1931]


Wilbur N. BARBER ( - )

Wilbur N. Barber

   Wilbur Nathaniel Barber, 58, of Uniontown died Sunday, June 9, in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oakland division, Pittsburgh. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Barber, and her children, Candace Barber and J.B. Barber, all of Warren, Ohio, three stepchildren, Brian Fitzgerald and Tonya Johnson both of Pittsburgh and Harold Jones of Youngstown, Ohio, brothers and sisters, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 Main St., Uniontown, on Thursday from 5 to 9p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Margaret E. BARBOUR ( -1926)

MRS. MARGARET E. BARBOUR

   Mrs. Margaret E. Barbour, 55 years old, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Wilson of Whitsett, with whom she had made her home for the past year. Besides her daughter, she is survived by one son, William Barbour, and one brother, Robert Elliott, both of Durango, Col. She was born near Monongahela and spent virtually all her life in that community. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, the hour not having been decided on, in the chapel at the Monongahela cemetery. Funeral Director Ira Blair of Perryopolis will have charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 9, 1926, page 6, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dwight Richard BARCH ( -1995)

Dwight R. Barch

   Dwight Richard Barch, died June 6, 1995, in Bensalem, Pa. He was the son of the late George W. and Iva Spangler Barch. Surviving are the following children, Douglas R. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Daniel R. of San Leandro, Calif., Donald R. of Palo Alto, Calif., and Davis R. of San Mateo, Calif,; and six grandchildren. Services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet A. Woodward BARCLAY died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DEATH OF LIEUT. A. WOODWARD BARCLAY
On Tuesday last an officer arrived here having in charge the remains of Lieut. A. W. Barclay who died suddenly at Winchester, Va., on Sunday evening last, of disease of the brain.
Mr. Barclay was well known through out the County, and his numerous friends will receive the announcement of his death with deep regret.
In his profession he was justly distinguished as a lawyer of marked ability, and the employment of his rare talents at the bar would have insured success.  He has been in the military services in Virginia the past year, and was a brave soldier and an efficient and popular officer.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Apr 23, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 11, Pg. 2, Col. 2.


Audrey W. BARCLAY (1915-2012)

FARMINGTON
Audrey W. Barclay

Audrey W. Barclay, 97 of Farmington, Pa., passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Marques House, Uniontown. He was born August 22, 1915 at Chalk Hill, Pa., son of the late Walter and Iris (Groover) Barclay. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary Henrietta (Chambers) Barclay, two sons, Walter and Kenneth Barclay and two sisters, Pansy and Avice Barclay. Surviving are his daughter, Nancy B. Show of Farmington; one daughter-in-law Geraldine “Sue” Barclay of Uniontown; five grandchildren: Laurie Davison and husband David of Monessen, Pa., Todd Barclay and wife Kim of Uniontown, Dr. Christine Hornsby and husband, Pete of Morgantown, W. Va., Dana Barclay of Uniontown, David Show and wife Donna of Smock; six great grandchildren: Justin and Troy Barclay, Amy Davison, Morgan and Kelsey Hornsby and Tyler Show. Audrey was a life long member of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder. He was a member of the Ohiopyle Grange. He was a graduate of Uniontown High School and a member of the Greater Pa. Carpenter’s Union No. 4. In the early 1950’s, he started Barclay’s Cabinet Shop in Farmington. In 1970 he became one of the owners of Manor Bowling Lanes in Hopwood where he loved to bowl.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, page B3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Irwin BARCLAY (-1969)

BARCLAY, IRWIN T.— Died Sunday, May 18, 1969, of Lemon St., Uniontown, Pa., nephew of David, John, Walter and James Barclay. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Eberly. Friends will be received Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service in the Harry E. Corl Funeral Home, (successor to Harold S. Gleason), 114 E. Fayette St. Interment in Park Place Cemetery with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 19, 1969, page 24, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. Israel C. BARCLAY Sr. died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Israel C. Barclay, Sr., aged 87 years, died at her home in Carmichaels Friday afternoon, December 16, 1932, at 4 o'clock, of a complication of diseases.  She had been ill for several months but only bedfast two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. John O. Miller, pastor of the Carmichaels Christian church, officiating.  Burial in Glades cemetery.


Morning Herald, December 17, 1932, page 2, column 1


Kenneth G. BARCLAY Stone  (1944-1997)

   Kenneth G. Barclay, 52, of Connellsville, died Thursday, January 30, 1997, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born March 24, 1944, in Connellsville, the son of Goldie Breakiron Barclay and the late George C. Barclay. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1962. He was employed in the tire business for many years and was also a machinist at Duraloy in Scottdale. He was a former member of the Army National Guard, social member of the Polish American Club of Everson and member of the Norvett Golf Club. He also attended the Breakneck Church of God. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mabel Roadman Barclay: two daughters, Kimberly Barclay at home and Karla Barclay and her husband, Tim Tressler of Everson: and two brothers, Barry Barclay and his wife, Sharon, of Scottdale and Larry Barclay and his fiancée, Lois, of Connellsville. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a nephew, Barry Barclay Jr. and a niece Julia Barclay. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green Street, Connellsville from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Reverend Fred Bauer and the Reverend John Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 31, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nellie Doran BARCLAY (1878-1921)

MRS. NELLIE DORAN BARCLAY

   Ill for about two years and confined to her home for nearly two months, Mrs. Nellie Doran Barclay, wife of William Barclay, city electrician, died Monday morning at 1:30 at her home in Butler street. Radium treatment in a Pittsburgh hospital had prolonged life somewhat. Mrs. Barclay was born in Uniontown, Cecember 25, 1878 and spent the greater part of her life here. Four children born to her union with Mr. Barclay, are deceased. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following brother and sisters: Charles Doran of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Hyla Doran and Mrs. Sipel of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Helen Cline of Greensburg, and Mrs. Jessie Deffenbaugh of the South. Her father, James R. Doran is deceased. Mrs. Barclay was a devout member of the Third Presbyterian church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, November 2, 1921, from the home of Charles Cale, city clerk of Uniontown, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be private in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 1, 1921, page 9, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Nora B. Lake BARCLAY (1919-2012)

FARMINGTON
Nora B. (Lake) Barclay

Nora B. (Lake) Barclay, age 93, of Chalk Hill, Pa. A great lady went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She served others rather than herself. She was born June 11, 1919 at Elliottsville, Pa., daughter of Walter Lake and Sarah (Stanton) Lake. Nora was a member of Chalk Hill Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Russell C. Barclay in 1996; and these brothers and sisters: Earl Lake, Webb Lake, Pearl Mitchner, Blanche Conway, Ruth Pawlak, Edna Fischer, Dorothy Tuttle, Mary Ellen Lake, Anna Mae Lake, and Johnnie Lake. Surviving are her two daughters: Barbara Burd and husband William, Farmington, Pa., and Phyllis A. Barclay of Punxsutawney, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Leda Bryner of Farmington, Luke A. Bryner and wife Lorrie of Vanderbilt, Pa., Lori Ann Reeder and husband Stewart of Dunkirk, Maryland, Patty Burd, Samantha Burd and Atlantis Burd all of Farmington, Jill Stair and Amy Martz both of Punxsutawney; great-grandchildren: Alexandria Falk, Shane, Rickie, Liberty, Warren and Seth Bryner, Christian Bryner, Jonathan Brock and Braden Sallack, Michael Reeder, Janelle and Hannah Stair, and Megan Martz; one sister, Hilda Raymond of State College, Pa. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the [the] to Chalk Hill United Methodist Church, Chalk Hill, PA 15421.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, September 17, 2012

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Pansy BARCLAY (1913-2008)

   Pansy Barclay, 94, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, in Kamp's Personal Care Home, Farmington. She was born September 5, 1913, at Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Walter and Iris Groover Barclay. Surviving are her brother, Audrey Barclay, of Farmington; a nephew, Walter Barclay, and a niece, Nancy Bungard, of Farmington; three great-nieces; three great- nephews; three great-great-nieces, and three great-great- nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Avice Barclay, and a nephew, Kenneth Barclay. Pansy was a member of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, in Farmington, where she held various offices in the Sunday school and church. She was presented her 50 year Perfect Attendance in the Sunday school. She was a member of the Presbyterian Women's Association and the Fayette County Sunday School Association for over 30 years. She was retired from Farm Credit, and was a member of the Ohiopyle Grange No. 1933, and a Charter Member of the Mt. Fellowship Center. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be additional viewing on Friday, April 25, in MT. WASHINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Farmington, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of the Service. The Reverend Keith Conover, officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Paul G. BARCLAY (1930-1995)

Paul G. Barclay

   Paul G. Barclay, 64, of Smithfield R.D. 1 died Sunday, March 5, 1995, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., after a lengthy illness. He was born June 7, 1930, in Carmichaels, son of the late John Calvin Barclay and Alberta E. Kelley Barclay. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Betty Nicholson Barclay; five children, Oren C. ‘Pete’ Barclay of Alexandria, Ala.; Paul A. McGrady and his wife, Cheryl, of Brownsville; Paulette E. High and her husband, John, of Uniontown; Paul G. Barclay Jr. of Smithfield R.D. 1, and Peggy Lu Barlay; four grandchildren, Kelley Barclay, Erin McGrady, John Barclay, and Caleigh High; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Barclay. Mr. Barclay was a member of Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church and a foreman for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. for over 25 years. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Marion Haynes-Weller officiating. Interment will be private.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Phebe Ethel BARCLAY ( -1937)

PHEBE BARCLAY

   Miss Phebe Ethel Barclay, a charter member of the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Uniontown and a widely-known saleslady, died at 9:45 Wednesday night, Aug. 25, 1937, at her home, 56 Stewart avenue, after a two weeks’ illness of phlebitis. Miss Barclay took ill two weeks ago at Rosenbaum’s, Inc., where she was employed. Her death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. She was an active member of the congregation of the Third Presbyterian church and of the Bethany class. Miss Barclay was formerly employed in the G. M. Silverman store and later the Rosenbaum company before entering the Ike Rosenbaum store. She was sister of Fire Chief William H. Barclay, who survives in addition to another brother, Norval N., and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Cale, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. William Chaney. Two brothers, George and Harry, and her parents, William H. and Martha Barclay, are deceased. She was born in Cumberland township, Greene county. The body has been removed to the J. Harry Johnston & Sons funeral home. Plans for the funeral services are incomplete.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 26, 1937, page 7, column 4


BARCLAY FUNERAL

   Last rites for Miss Phebe Barclay, who died Wednesday, August 25, 1937, will be held at 3:30 this afternoon in the family residence, 34 Stewart avenue. Rev. James O. Clark of the Second Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery. The pallbearers are John L. Barclay, Frank Wood, Earl S. and G. Carl Areford, Neal Wood and Israel Barclay.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 28, 1937, page 4, column 2

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Russell C. BARCLAY (1917-1996)

Russell C. Barclay

   Russell C. Barclay, 79, of Chalk Hill passed away Saturday, June 8, 1996, in his home. He was born May 14, 1917, at Chalk Hill, Pa., son of David and Carrie Wildey Barclay. He was predeceased by his parents, three sisters, Evelyn Raymond in 1948, Thelma Ritchey in 1976, and Betty Brown in 1985, and a brother, Arthur Barclay in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Nora Lake Barclay, two daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) Burd of Farmington and Phyllis Barclay of Punxsutawney, three sisters: Irene Browning and Ruth Uphold, both of Uniontown, and Mrs. Eugene (Alberta) Hawk of Lemont Furnace, a brother, Dale Barclay of Farmington, five grandchildren: Leda Bryner of Farmington, Luke Bryner of Vanderbilt, Lori Ann Bryner Reeder of Dunkirk, Md., Jill Stair Sallack and Amy Stair Martz, both of Punxsutawney, and six great-grandchildren: Alexandria Bryner, Shane Bryner, Christian Bryner, Brock Sallack, Braden Sallack, and Megan Martz. Mr. Barclay was a member of Chalk Hill United Methodist Church. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to pursue his love of gardening, hunting, and fishing. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday June 12, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Terry Collins of Chalk Hill United Methodist Church and the Rev. Jerry Steele of New Life Covenant Church, Markleysburg, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset View Cemetery.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Walter W. BARCLAY Stone  (1939-2011)

   Walter W. Barclay, age 71, a life time resident of Farmington, Pennsylvania passed away in Marquis House Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 9, 2011. He was born on Monday, April 10, 1939 the son of Audrey W. Barclay and Mary Henrietta Chambers Barclay. Walter was a member of the Mount Washington Church in Farmington. He graduated from Uniontown Area High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Walter was a partner/owner of Manor Lanes Bowling Alley in Hopwood, Pennsylvania. Walter loved children and especially looked forward to Saturday mornings when he coached the Junior Bowling Leagues. In later years, W alter devotedly cared for his ailing mother before she passed away and continued to reside and care for his father. He will be missed by family and friends! He was a resident of the Marquis House during the past few months. The family would like to thank the Staff for their care and support. He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Kenneth M. Barclay; and a brother-in-law, the Rev. James Show.in addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Nancy B. Show; niece, Laurie Davison and husband David; niece, Christine Hornsby and her husband O.D. 'Pete''; nephew, David Show and wife Donna; sister-in-law, Geraldine 'Sue' Barclay; nephew Todd Barclay and wife Kim; niece, Dana Barclay; great nephews: Tyler Show, Justin Barclay and Troy Barclay; and great nieces: Amy Davison, Morgan Hornsby and Kelsey Hornsby. Family will receive Friends at DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME in HOPWOOD, Pennsylvania today from 7 to 9 p.m., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13, 2011 until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with the Rev. Daniel McCollister officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 11, 2011

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mary V. BARCLEY died in 1869. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

BARCLAY.—May 23d, 1869, Mary V. Barclay, daughter of Isaac and Mary Barclay, aged 16 years and 11 months.
Mary was a great and almost constatn sufferer during the latter part of her life; but all her sufferings were endured with remarkable patience; no word of complaint was heard from her lips. She was a true, constand, trusting Christian, perfectly willing to live or died, as was her Master's will. She died as she lived, without a fear of murmur. Her's was a bright and remarkable example, and worthy of constant imitation.
Genius of Liberty. Jun 24, 1869.


Margaret BARCOVTCH (1928-1997)

Margaret Barcovtch

   Margaret Ann Barcovtch, 69, of Scottdale, R.D. 1, East Huntingdon Township, died Sunday, April 27, 1997 in Presbyterian University Medical Center, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. She was born in Van Meter, March 10, 1928, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Tucker Mihalcin. She had been a resident of Scottdale, R.D. 1 for the past 47 years and a member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church of Scottdale. She is survived by the following children: Emma Jean Staszel and her husband Donald of Scottdale, R.D. 1, Pete Barcovtch Jr. and his wife Debbie of Scottdale, R.D. 1, Joseph A. Barcovtch of Scottdale, R.D. 1 and Michael N. Barcovtch and his wife Brenda of Scottdale, R.D. 1; seven grandchildren, John Paul and Joey Staszel, Desiree and Michael Barcovtch jr., Peter Benjamin Barcovtch and Kathy Ann and Jacob Brian Barcovtch. The following brothers and sisters: Eleanor Barabas and her husband Joseph of Danbury, Conn., Catherine Berba and her husband John of Cleveland, Ohio, Rose Mihalcin of Perryopolis, Darlene Basista and her husband Frank of Whitsett, Mary Batronis and her husband Frank of Confluence, Karen Scanlan and husband Wayne of West Virginia, Robert Paul Mihalcin and his wife Winnie of Star Junction and John Mihalcin and his wife Vivian of Whitsett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Peter Barcovtch Sr., Jan. 17, 1977 and a brother, Steve Mihalcin, Feb. 22, 1997. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Panachida service will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by the Divine Liturgy of the Dead, to be intoned at –[missing]:30 a.m. in St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Very Rev. John H. Salko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Scottdale, East Huntingdon Township. A Parastas service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sarah J. BARCUS (1813-1883)

   Sarah J. Barcus, died in Muskegon, Mich., December 11, 1883, in the 71st year of her age. She was born in Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa., July 13, 1813. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1832 and remained in it a most faithful and consistent member up to the time of her death. Thus for more than fifty years she was a member of Christ's Church upon the earth and is now translated to the church triumphant in heaven. Only three years of her life were spent in Muskegon, but this was long enough to gather around her a large circle of friends. She had been the mother of ten children, five of whom, loving and devoted sons, stood by her en-coffined remains to mourn the loss of a true and noble mother.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 7, 1884

Contributed by Lucinda Boyer < jimsey13 at verizon.net>


John BARGE (1837-1902)

STRICKEN IN HIS HOME

John Barge, Died Suddenly This Morning At the Breakfast Table

Sketch of His Busy Career

Served in the town council, was a bank director and director and trustee of the Christian Church

Funeral will be held Wednesday

John Barge, one of Connellsville's most respected citizens, died suddenly this morning at 7 a.m. at his home on South Pittsburgh Street. His death was the result of a sudden attack of the heart trouble, with which he had been suffering more or less for a number of years. The news of his death came as a sudden shock as he was widely known and had many friends. A peculiar pathos surrounds the last few hours of his life.

On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Barge planned a business trip to Derry, Westmoreland county, where Mr. Barge had recently disposed of a business interest. Sunday night he complained to Mrs. Barge of being tired and said “We will go to Derry tomorrow and settle up that affair and then we will take a long rest." His sudden taking away interfered with plans for an outing in the south which he and his wife had been making for some time past. This morning he arose as usual and was sitting at the breakfast table when he suddenly pushed his chair back and would have fallen had not Charles D. Schell, who was beside him, helped him to a couch. It is thought that he died instantly, for the efforts to restore him made by Dr. S.S. Stahl, who was hurriedly summoned from his nearby home, were fruitless. Angina pectoris, from which he suffered a number of attacks, finally claimed his life.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. W.R. Warren of the Christian Church will be held at the home, 409 Pittsburgh Street, Wednesday, November 12th at 3 p.m. Internment will be made at Hill Grove Cemetery.

John Barge was born in the little village of Moravia, Lawrence County, Pa. in 1837. Had he lived until December 22nd of this year he would have been 56 years of age. He was the son of John and Catherine Barge, and was educated in the schools of his hometown. When a young man he learned the trade of a boat carpenter and for a number of years operated a boat yard on the old Beaver Canal, then the great thoroughfare of commerce through Western Pennsylvania. He continued in the business until the canal was abandoned for more modern methods of travel and then engaged in the lumber business. He operated a number of sawmills in Lawrence and adjoining counties. In 1851 he moved to New Castle, Lawrence County, where he continued in the lumber business until 1882, when he came to Connellsville. Here he engaged in the manufacture of mineral waters. Six years ago he sold his plant to Coughenour & Co .Since then he has been interested in the same work in Morgantown, Derry and other points, but a short time previous to his death he sold all of his business interest and retired.

He was an upright man and a valued citizen. Early in life he joined the Christian Church, and was a Deacon and Trustee in the Connellsville church of that denomination. To him is due much of the credit for the building of a handsome church edifice on South Pittsburgh Street, He was enthusiastic when the church was planned and entirely superintended its construction, being a contractor of skill and experience. He served in the town council, but never took more than a passive interest in politics. For the past ten years he was a Director of the First National Bank of Connellsville. He was chairman of the Riverside Manufacturing & Supply Company, Ltd. and had other business connections in town. He was a charter member of the local lodge of the Improved Order of Heptasophs.

Forty years ago on October 15, 1862 he married Miss Rachel Bain, then a school teacher of Pittsburgh. To this union five children were born. His wife and two children survive him; Mrs. Elizabeth Porter and Mrs. C.D. Schell. The dead members of the family are Annie and Charles both who died young .He leaves one sister, Mrs. William Ague of Sewickley, PA


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 10, 1902, page 1, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Laura Bailes BARGER ( -1931)

LAURA BAILES BARGER

 Mrs. Laura Bailes Barger died Wednesday morning, April 29, 1931, at her home in Rahway, N. J., of complications. In addition to her husband, James B. Barger, she is survived by one son, John Ermire Barger, of Rahway; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. McClelland, Uniontown, and Mrs. John I. Rider, Rahway; and one brother, Thomas D. Bailes, of Uniontown.
 The body will be returned to Uniontown and funeral services will be solemnized at the home of Mrs. McClelland, 346 Morgantown street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 30, 1931, page 10 column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ray H. BARGERSTOCK ( -1995)

Ray H. Bargerstock

   Ray H. (Chuck) Bargerstock, 80, of Greensboro R.D. 1 (Glassworks) died Wednesday, March 1, 1995, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Peg) Leach Bargerstock; three sons, Alan L. Bargerstock of Payson, Utah, Ronald G. Bargerstock of Detroit, Mich., and Kenneth A. Bargerstock of Carmichaels, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Constance Stansfield of Carmichaels; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dwight Bargerstock of Dearborn, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Polly Nishnick of Waterford, Pa., Mrs. Evelyn Jenion and Mrs. Vera Frith, both of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 3, 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Nancy BARICKLOW died in 1880. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, Pa.
Friday, April 2, 1880
Page 2, column 5
Miss Nancy Baricklow, daughter of Henry Baricklow, died of consumption on the 25th ult. The remains were interred in the Laurel Hill burying ground on the following Saturday. She was about 20 years of age.


Paul R. BARKELL ( - )

Paul R. Barkell

   Paul R. ‘Dick’ Barkell, 49, of Mulberry St., Scottdale, died Wednesday, June 7, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his father, Paul Barkell of Scottdale; his wife, Susan L. Johnson Barkell; and children, Brett Allen Barkell of Scottdale and Bree Alisa Barkell at home. Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Murphy-Caruso Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Catherine Ruggieri BARKER ( -1996)

Catherine Barker

   Catherine Ruggieri Barker, 79, formerly of Connellsville, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, in Lower Bucks, Hospital, Bristol, Pa. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son, Gary M. Barker of Southampton, Pa., and his wife Marguerite; three sisters, Dolores Kelley of New Egypt, N.J., Barbara Mascarelli of Connellsville and Bernadine Fowler of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Victor Ruggieri of Orlando, Fla., and Ernest and Peter Ruggieri, both of Connellsville. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Christopher S. Barker of Bristol and Brendan L. Barker of Southampton. She was predeceased by her mother, Angeline Ritz Ruggieri; and her husband, William R. Barker. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment was held in Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Everette C. BARKER ( -2007)

   Everette C. Barker, 81, of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday May 13, 2007. A World War II United States Navy Veteran, Mr. Barker retired after a 37 year career at Bankhead Enterprises. He was a graduate of Redstone Township High School, a member of the Leroy Duncan Masonic Lodge 262 and the Yaraab Shrine, where he was an active member of the Motor Corps. Mr. Barker was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Sue Barker Canuteson. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Lee Ann Barker, of Dallas, Ga., and his granddaughters, Shea and Hanna Barker, of Dallas. Funeral Services was held on Tuesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. in PATTERSON'S ARLINGTON CHAPEL, with Chaplain George McCune, officiating. The family received friends on Monday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Barker's memory to the Shrine Temple or the Masonic Children's Home, in Macon, Ga. Arrangements by the H.M. PATTERSON & SON, Arlington Chapel, 173, Allen Road, N.E., Sandy Springs, Ga., 30328.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 24, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John Joseph BARKER ( -1978)

BARKER, JOHN JOSEPH--Age 48 years, of 33290 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, Ohio, died in the Cleveland Veteran's Hospital Monday, January 9, 1978, at 2 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Doyle Barker and the following children: John of Texas; Gail Nowak of Lakewood, Ohio; Mark, Noel, Jeffrey, Lois and Scott, all of Solon, Ohio; one grandson, Mark Jr. of Solon; two sisters, Catherine Barker of Solon, Ohio and Mrs Betty Buck of Butler, Pa. The family will receive friends in the James W Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, Friday, January 13, from 12 noon until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Earl P, Confer officiating. Interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.


The Morning Herald--The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1978, page 30, column 3

Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>


Mary Ellen BARKER ( -1944)

MRS. MARY E. BARKER

   Mrs. Mary Ellen Barker, 72, a resident of Fayette City for 38 years, died Thursday of a heart condition. Two sons survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 31, 1944, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Wesley John BARKER ( -1913)

COLORED VETERAN DEAD

Wesley J. Barker Saw Service in the Civil War.

   Wesley J. Barker, 76 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, and one of the most widely known colored residents of the West Side, died last evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna Buchanan on North Seventh street following a brief illness with pneumonia. He was out Monday. Funeral tomorrow at 2 o’clock from the Buchanan residence. Mr. Barker was born at Georges Creek and had been a resident of the West Side for over 21 years. In addition to his widow he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles Barker of the West Side, William and George Barker of Brownsville, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Mrs. Joseph Betters and Mrs. Ellen Williams, all of the West. Side.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 9, 1913, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Carole Clarke < searchingpa12 at yahoo.com>


William A. BARKER ( -1871)

Tribute of Respect
REDSTONE LODGE, No. 787
I. O. of G. T., June 14, ‘71

   WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father, in His infinite wisdom, to remove from our midst our well beloved friend and brother, William A. Barker, late a member of Redstone Lodge, No. 787, I. O. of G. T., of Pennsylvania.

   Resolved, That while we lament the loss of so worthy a member, we deeply sympathize with the bereaved friends and relatives of the deceased, and in our association with him, we found in him an earnest and devoted laborer in the cause of temperance. Therefore

   Resolved, That the charter of our Lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days, as a token of respect to the memory of our beloved brother, and that a copy of those resolutions be published and a copy sent to his bereaved mother.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA,
Thursday, June 22, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 24, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Bertha Smith BARKLEY ( -1959)

BARKLEY, MRS. BERTHA SMITH— Friends are being received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., where services will be held today at 2 p.m. The Reverends H. L. Davis and Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 7, 1959, page 17, column 8

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles E. BARKLEY ( -1959)

BARKLEY, CHARLES E.— Age 51 years of 16 Markle St., died in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday morning, July 19, 1959. He was a plasterer by trade and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors are his parents, Charley and Myrtle Crable Barkley of Uniontown; two sons, William Edward of Cleveland; Robert Eugene of Freemont, Ohio; four brothers, Clyde of Revere, Harry of Uniontown, Ray of Leisenring; Danny of Freemont, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Norman Powers of Freemont, Ohio; two grandchildren. Friends are being received at J. Harry Johnston & Sons, 65 N. Gallatin Ave. Arrangements will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 21, 1959, page 15, column 8

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


bullet Daniel BARKLEY died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Daniel BARKLEY- The Morning Herald- Thursday, July 20, 1933, page 4
Daniel BARKLEY, aged 81 years and six months, died Tuesday evening July 18, at 6:30, at the home of his son, Charles BARKLEY, 15 Eicher Street. Complications caused death. He is survived by one son, Charles and eight grandchildren. One grandson (?) also survives. Funeral services will be conducted at the son's home, 15 Eicher Street, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. T.W. COLHOUER Officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


Jesse G. BARKLEY ( -1927)

JESSE G. BARKLEY

  CONFLUENCE, Sept. 29— Jesse G. Barkley, 41 years old, of Listonburg, died last night at Frantz Hospital following an operation. The body was taken to the home of his brother, L. W. Barkley, at which place the funeral service will be held tomorrow at 10 A. M. Burial will be in Addison Cemetery, with L. H. Powell officiating and Funeral Director C. B. Humbert in charge.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 29, 1927, page 5, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John L. BARKLEY (1879-1945)

JOHN L. BARKLEY

   John L. Barkley, 65 years old, of Acme, died at 4:45 o'clock Monday morning at his home after a short illness. He was born in the Bear Rock district September 10, 1879, the son of the late Cyrus and Mary Wise Barkley, and had lived in that community all of his life, being engaged in farming. He was a member of Donegal Grange and treasurer for 14 years. He was a member of Moss Rose Lodge, Odd Fellows, of Mount Pleasant, and the Acme Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora May Barkley, and the following children: James W. of Greensburg, R. D. 2, Henry, Mrs. Eva Ulery and Mrs. Hilda Ansell of Acme, Clarence at home and Glenn in the armed forces in France. He was a brother of Isaac Barkley of Greensburg, Mrs. Anna Wolford of Shelock, Indiana county, Mrs. Pearl Holsworth of Carmichaels and Mrs. Ida Willard of New Kesington. There are 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 6, 1945, page 2, column 4


BARLKEY FUNERAL

   The funeral for John L. Barkley, 65, of Acme, will be held tomorrow afternoon with a short service at 2 o'clock at the home and full rites at 2:30 o'clock at the Acme Methodist Church in charge of Rev. Arthur Sellers, a former pastor. Burial will be made in Porch Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 7, 1945, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Etta BARKLEY (1901-1994)

Mary Etta Barkley,
former teacher

   Mary Etta Hough Barkley, 93, of Scottdale Plaza Apartments, Scottdale, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Oct. 2, 1901, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late George S. and Alma Latta Hough. She retired as a housekeeper at the Westmoreland/Fayette Historical Society, West Overton, with more than 50 years’ service, and was a former grade school teacher in the local area many years ago. She attended Scottdale Mennonite Church and was a graduate of both South Huntingdon High School and California State Teachers College. Surviving are a son, Ira L. Barkley of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 3; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lavina Kelly of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer L. Barkley, in March 1983; one son, Clifford Ruff, in 1973; one great-grandson; one sister, Jane Willard in 1983; and one half-brother, Carl Latta in 1928.


BARKLEY— Mary Etta Hough Barkley of Scottdale Plaza Apartments, Scottdale, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, where services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. John E. Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Reformed Middle Churches Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township, next to her late husband.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


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

William Barkley, aged 38, died Tuesday night, January 11, 1938, at his home in House 13, Palmer, after a lingering illness.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Barkley; one daughter, Marie, and his mother, Mrs. Anna Barkley of Greensburg.
The body may be viewed at the T. L. Sangston Funeral Home in McClellandtown until 2 o'clock this afternoon when it will be taken to Pleasant Unity, Pa., for burial on Friday afternoon.


William E. BARKLEY (1931-1996)

William E. Barkley

   William E. Barkley, 65, of Indian Head, died Wednesday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hall Barkley; three sons, Robert D. Barkley of Indian Head, James Barkley of Rockwood and Scott Barkley of Indian Head; four daughters, Patricia Shawley of Connellsville, Mrs. Francis (Martha) Shaffer of Indian Head, Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Martinowski of Acme and Sherry Shawley of Champion; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merle Barkley of Massachusetts and Clyde Barkley of McKeesport; and six sisters, Relda Pritts and Mary Dahl, both of Indian Head, Mrs. Dean (Margaret) Whipkey of Connellsville R.D. 2, Mrs. Clair (Ruby) McKlveen of Connellsville, Mrs. Hayes (Anna) Heck of Scottdale and Mrs. James (Lois) Nicklow of Pontiac, Mich. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 7111, Melcroft, from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–March 10, 1931
   Died—–May 22, 1996


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 23, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Winfield Scott BARKLEY (1854-1926)

WINFIELD S. BARKLEY

   Winfield Scott Barkley, aged 72 years, died in his home in Menallen township, Wednesday, May 5, 1926. Mr. Barkley was born on May 24, 1854 in Somerset county near Somerset, a son of Jacob and Margaret Barkley. He was united in marriage with Katie Bird Yowler on September 12, 1880, and she together with one son, Charles Barkley, survives. Another son Alvin died in infancy. Four grandchildren also survive. Mr. Barkley had made his home in Connellsville for 45 years prior to 1920 when he moved to Menallen Township. Funeral services will be held in the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 6, 1926, page 6, column 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mrs. BARKMAN ( -1882)

   Mrs. Barkman, mother of Mrs. L. R. Boyle, of Gibsonton, near Bellevernon, died on Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Boyle, of paralysis. She was quite aged and very estimable lady. Many will remember her as the landlady of the Brightwell house a number of years ago.


The Daily Republican, Monongahela, PA, Monday, March 6, 1882, page 4, column 2

Contributed by Carole Clarke < searchingpa12 at yahoo.com>


Agnes L. BARLEK Headstone ( -1999)

Agnes L. Barlek, of Baden, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in The Valley Care Masonic Center, Aleppo Township, following an extended illness. She was the widow of Michael Barlek, who preceded her in death in 1995, and the daughter of the late William and Stella Russell. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, John Michael Barlek in 1986 and Dearrel and Kenneth Leonard and a daughter, Shelley Rae Barlek, in 1992.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn Leonard of Connellsville and Bruce Leonard of Dunbar. Also surviving are two sisters, June Costello of Uniontown and Mickey Levato of Ambridge and one brother, William Russell of Chesterland, Ohio.

Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home this evening at 8:30 p.m. A private interment will follow in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


Newspaper and date unknown

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Betty White BARNDOLLAR ( -1994)

Betty Barndollar

   Betty White Barndollar, 68, of Madison Heights, Mich., formerly of Pitt Gas, died Jan. 8, 1994 in her home. She is survived by her husband, George Barndollar; tow sons, George Jr. and Christopher Barndollar; three daughters, Beverly Shillinger, JoAnn Ryzyk, and christine Staats; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Lorence of Clarksville, Services were private and under the direction of the Hopcroft-Swanson Funeral Home, Michigan.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Albert C. BARNES Stone  (1869-1881)

Death’s Doings

  BARNES— At Connellsville, Saturday last, October 15th, of diptheria, Albert C., son of Rev. W. A. Barnes, aged twelve years.


The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, October 21, 1881, page 4, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Alberta L. BARNES ( -2007)

Alberta L. (Bertie) Barnes, 85, of Apollo Beach, Fla., passed away July 18, 2007. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, James Edward Barnes; her parents, Josephus and Gertrude Baer; three brothers, Edwin, James, and Ronald Baer.

She is survived by her son, Jim Barnes, of Rock Hill, S.C.; daughters: Lynda Pramuk, of Lumberton, Texas, and Lana Klein, of Morgantown, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 3:00 p.m., in the Sun City Center Hospice House. Arrangements are under the direction of The ZIPPERER'S FUNERAL HOME, Ruskin, Fla., 33570,


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, July 19, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Alfred BARNES ( -1899)

DUNBAR DOINGS

   Alfred Barnes, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barnes of Hardy Hill, died Saturday, October 7th, from the effects of injuries received while at work for the Dunbar Furnace Company. The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Franklin cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, October 20, 1899, page 3, column 1, paragraph 6

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Alfred L. BARNES (1918-2007)

Alfred L. Barnes, age 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, February 17, 2007, in Hillside Manor, Uniontown. He was born June 30, 1918, in Brownfield, Fayette County, Pa., the son of Herbert Barnes and Anna M. Pastorius Barnes. Alfred was a veteran of World War II, a member of the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103, in Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., and a Life Member of the Hutchinson Sportsmen's Club.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret L. Baker Barnes, two brothers, Charles W. Barnes and Herbert Barnes, and his parents.

Surviving are two nieces: Barbara J. Heilman, of Uniontown, Pa., and Ruth Ann Lambie and her husband, Charles, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa.; and several other nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, February 20, 2007, until 10 a.m., the Hour of the Service, with the Rev. Randy Costolo, officiating. Interment will be Private.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 19, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Bertha BARNES ( -1958)

Miss Bertha Barnes- Aged 66 of 34 West Fayette Street, Uniontown, died Sunday afternoon August 3, 1958 in the Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by one niece, Genevieve Kager, of the Wharton Furnace Road. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Anna Barns, a brother John Barns and a sister, Edna Hager.

Friends are being received in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Mr. John Piccolomini officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 4, 1958, page 17, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Betty Bayne Wolfe BARNES Headstone (1924-2009)

Betty Bayne Wolfe Barnes, age 84, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, January 4, 2009, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born June 15, 1924 in Grindstone, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew Dearth Wolfe and Margaret Espey Franks Wolfe.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Barnes, Jr., and brother, Robert J. Wolfe. Betty was a graduate of Uniontown High School, Class of 1941, received an Associate Degree from Penn State University, Fayette, The Eberly Campus, in Civil Engineering. She worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Cartographer for five years, also for the now former Richmond Radiator, in Uniontown, as a Mechanical Draftsman for five years. Betty was an Assistant to the Resident Engineer of Bell Telephone; she followed on to work as a Chief Draftsman for Fayette County for twelve and a half years, also for Westmoreland Engineering as a consultant for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and a Draftsman for the state of Pennsylvania. In her retirement, she acted as a private draftsman and consultant for many years.

Betty was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Past Worthy Matron of the Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Margaret E. Caven Shrine Chapter No. 42, Past President of the Soroptimists, and a Life Member and Charter Member since 1956, also of the Women Engineers Pittsburgh Section. Betty also enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her nephew, Dr. Dan L. Wolfe and wife, Dr. Darcy Wolfe, of Columbus, Ohio; two nieces: Karen Erickson and husband, William, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Karelyn Hardacre and husband, Michael, of Kansas City, Missouri; several other nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, in the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a Service celebrating of Betty's life at 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Brown, officiating. Interment will be held in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, in Uniontown. Eastern Star Services will be held in the Funeral Home today at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, January 5, 2009

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Carl BARNES Stone  (1877-1899)

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

Carl Barnes

White, male, 20 years old, single, laborer
   Cause of death–Inflamation of the bowel, sick 3 weeks
   Born—–December 6, 1877, Ohio
   Died—–October 7, 1899


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 22, line 626

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles E. ‘Chuck’ BARNES (1944-1992)

   Charles E. “Chuck” Barnes, Sr., 47, of Star Route, Melcroft, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1992, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Donegal Twp.. He was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Connellsville, a son of the late Myers H. and Mary Eutsey White Barnes. He was employed as a construction worker by Local 1058 of Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a member of the Hecla Vets of Southwest, the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Kosciuszko Club, both of Mt. Pleasant, and the Westmoreland Homestead Volunteer Fire Department of Norvelt. He died in the same vehicle accident as his grandson, Mark B. Emert. He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Henry. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Linda Jean Myers Barnes; a son, Charles E. Barnes Jr. at home; three daughters, Mrs. Randy (Carol) Hensel of White, Mrs. Mark (June) Emert of Donegal, and Mrs. Ira (Mary) Herman of Mill Run; six brother s, Walter White of Brownsville, Regis White of Latrobe, Willard White of Lycippus, Arnold Barnes of Latrobe, Delbert and Larry Barnes, both of White; three sisters, Mrs. Jake (Betty) DeWitt of Lorain, Ohio, Mrs. Arden (Doris) Keslar of Donegal, and Mrs. Alvin (Shirley) Kantorik of Kecksburg; and a granddaughter.


BARNES— Friends of Charles E. “Chuck” Barnes, Sr., 47, of Star Route, Melcroft, who died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1992, will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. David P. Huey officiating. Interment will be in Normalville Cemetery, Normalville.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 30, 1992

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles W. BARNES (1924-1996)

   Charles W. Barnes, 71, of Hutchinson passed away Wednesday January 17, 1996 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Leith, Pa., son of the late Herbert and Anna M. Pastorius Barnes, Sr. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert E. Barnes. Surviving are his wife Betty J. Lowry Barnes; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Heilman of Hutchnson and Mrs. Charles A. (Ruth Ann) Lambi of Chalk Hill; four grandchildren, Miranda and Brook Marie Heilman and Kelly and Kristy Lambi of Uniontown; a brother, Albert Barnes of Uniontown; a sister-in-law, Betty B. Barnes of Farmington and an uncle, Clayton Pastorius of Uniontown. Mr. Barnes was a veteran of WWII where he was a prisoner of War. He was a life member of the Disabled American War Vets. Friends will be received at the Donald R, Crawford Funeral Home, Hopwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m. the hour of service with Rev. Tim McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. The AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, will provide the graveside Military service.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 19, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet D. D. BARNES died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

D. D. Barnes, aged 73 years and two months, died Friday morning at 2:20 in his home, No. 8 Frankhoover street, South Uniontown.  He was a victim of paralysis.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mrytle M. Barnes, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. R. J. Price, Mrs. Guy Warman and H. Ray Barnes, all of Uniontown; Mrs. H. H. Stover, Washington, D.C., and D. E. Barnes, of Denver, Col.  Two sisters, Miss Jennie Barnes and Mrs. J. J. Newcomer, of Uniontown, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild also survive.
Funeral notice later.
(Genius - Jan. 15, 1933)


Dennis F. BARNES (1960-2008)

Dennis F. Barnes, age 48, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away suddenly Thursday, July 24, 2008, at his home. He was born February 17, 1960, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the now late Earl Floyd Barnes, Jr., and Delores Keener Barnes. Dennis was employed at E. W. Bowman, in Uniontown.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Smith Barnes; his sister, Barbara Barnes, and his brother, Gary Barnes and wife, Marie, all of Uniontown, Pa.; his special hunting and fishing buddies: nephews, Gregory Barnes and Trevor Barnes; a special niece, Krystle Smith; and his other beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Monday, July 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, July 29, 2008, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Roger Ice, officiating. Interment will follow in McClellandtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Church Hill, in McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Earl Floyd BARNES, Jr. (1927-2007)

E. Floyd Barnes, Jr., 79, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, October 15, 2007, in Golden Living Center, Uniontown. He was born November 21, 1927, in Uniontown, son of the late Earl F. Barnes, Sr. and Mae Connor Barnes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Keener Barnes.

Floyd was retired from E. W. Bowman and a member of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army.

He is survived by one daughter and two sons: Barbara E. Barnes, Gary W. Barnes and wife, Marie, and Dennis F. Barnes and wife, Connie; two grandsons: Gregory and Trevor Barnes; a brother, Thomas Barnes and wife, Emmy; and a sister, Arlene Moore, all of Uniontown.

Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 17, 2007 until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. Geoffrey G. Rach officiating. Interment will be in McClellandtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Church Hill, McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, October 16, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Elizabeth Martin BARNES Stone  (1881-1923)

STREET SCENE OF FATAL DOMESTIC TRAGEDY

JOHN BARNES FIRES UPON WIFE, TURNS GUN ON SELF
Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Barnes Dies In Hospital Later

MANY SEE CRIME
Husband's Condition Is Reported as Extremely Critical

 A domestic tragedy culminating in the fatal wounding of the wife and the probably fatal self-wounding of the husband, was enacted at the corner of Mifflin avenue and Connellsville Street in mid afternoon yesterday.
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, aged 46 years, of Connellsville street, is dead. John Barnes, aged 47 years, of Evans street, is believed to be dying in the Uniontown Hospital.
 Three shots rang out. Persons residing nearby, and motorist and pedestrians, saw the body of a woman topple over into the street, blood streaming from her body. A second later the man fell, witnesses say, across the knees of his wife.
 The couple, it is reported, had separated several months ago. Mrs. Barnes going to the home of her father, Luciun Martin, of Connellsville street, where she was living with her young daughter.
 Mrs. Barnes was on her way to her home when the shooting occurred. The husband was coning down Connellsville street. Witnesses say they believe they heard Barnes call to his wife but could not understand what was said. Then the man drew a gun and fired, the bullet taking effect and Mrs. Barnes falling into the street. Another shot is said to have been fired before the man turned the weapon upon himself. Mrs. Barnes was shot through the neck. Barnes sent a bullet crashing through his head.
 The shooting occurred at 2 yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Barnes, apparently, had started across the street to avoid her husband, and the shooting took place at the corner of Connellsville street and Mifflin avenue.
 The couple was hurried to the hospital, the police patrol being summoned to serve as ambulance. An operation was immediately preformed upon the husband but early this morning it was stated at the hospital that he was in critical. Mrs. Barnes died an hour and a half after the shooting.
 Mrs. Barnes was within a block of her home when the shooting occurred. She has been employed as a pastry cook at Hagan's restaurant and had just completed her work for the day when the tragedy was enacted.
 A short time after the couple separated, Barnes is alleged to have sent his wife threatening letters, a surety of the peace charge resulting before Alderman J. J. Michael. At the hearing Barnes was held for court but was released on bail.
 In the excitement attending the shooting, a new Ford coupe crashed into a telephone pole near the scene of the tragedy.
 Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Barnes have not been completed.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 16, 1923, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 11, column 1


MAN WHO SHOT HIS WIFE
HAS A SLIGHT CHANCE TO RECOVER.

 John Barnes, aged 47, a resident of Evans Street, who shot and killed his wife at the coroner of Mifflin Avenue and Connellsville Street Sunday afternoon, may recover.
 In Uniontown Hospital, where Barnes was taken after he had sent a bullet through his brain, it was stated in a bullitan at noon that Barnes' condition, although critical last night, had taken a turn for the better this morning and there was a slight chance of his recovery.
 Barnes shot his wife three times following a domestic quarrel. The couple separated several months ago. Mrs. Barnes going to the home of her father Lucius Martin in Connellsville. Later she returned to Uniontown and went to work at Hagan's restaurant (across from the RR Station).
 Shortly after the separation Barnes is said to have written his wife some threatening letters. She made an information against the man before Alderman Joseph J. Michael and at a hearing Barnes was held for court. Yesterday both were seen approaching each other in Connellsville Street, but as Mrs. Barnes drew near she attempted to cross the street to avoid the man. This seemed to enrage Barnes all the more and stepping up to her, he fired three shots. Then he sent the forth bullet to his brain.
 A large crowd gathered around the bleeding bodies. The police patrol hurried the couple to Uniontown Hospital but Mrs. Barnes was dead before her arrival.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday Evening, April 16, 1923


GUARD OVER BARNES

 The condition of John Barnes, who, Sunday afternoon, shot and killed his wife and then turned his gun upon himself, has improved until it has now become necessary to maintain a constant guard over him. Such a guard has been stationed at the hospital and will continue until Barnes’ condition is such that he can be removed to the county jail.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 19, 1923, page 1, column 7


BARNES IS REMOVED TO CO. JAIL

 Weak and nervous from a self-inflicted bullet wound in the forehead and still unaware that his wife died several hours following the shooting more than two weeks ago, John Barnes was transferred to the county jail Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The blood-stained shirt and a large gash in his forehead wore mute evidences of the attempted suicide.
 In an interview with a representative of the Evening Genius, Barnes related a number of incidents leading up to the killing. “I presume you realize the charges which are against you and the seriousness of the case?” he was questioned, to which he answered, “Yes, I do but I don’t know what she is going to do about it. We have been able to fix it up a number of times but I haven’t seen her since the shooting and I don’t know whether she will be willing or not.” He was not advised that his wife was dead.
 The last trouble he said started between them when he went on strike April a year ago. His wife did some work for strikers and her brother kept him informed of the big money her relatives were making he said. He said he warned her not to do any work for the strikers and when she did he “published” her in the Worker, a union magazine in existence during the strike. From this time they were estranged. Mrs. Barnes had him arrested for threatening her life. He is said to have told her that if she didn’t go back with him she would suffer. He denied that he had been drinking at the time of the shooting and said that he was so mad that he shot her twice and then attempted suicide.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 3, 1923, page 4, column 6


BARNES FORMALLY CHARGED
WITH THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE

 Without uttering a word or showing the least sign of emotion, John Barnes, Uniontown labor leader, listened to the preliminary testimony against him Monday afternoon before Alderman J. P. Michael of Uniontown charging him with the murder of his wife and was committed to the county jail without bail to await trial at the June term of court.
 Formal charge of murder was made against him Saturday by County Detective John J. Russell and Constable Ewing Holmes read the warrant to him in the county jail.
 Leaning on the bars of his cell, he uttered not a single word. When the constable had finished the service he added, “John, you are in an awful fix.” To which Barnes replied with a single word, “Yes,” and then reclined on his bunk. It was the first information he had of his wife’s death.
 Prior to that time he had expressed the hope that he would be able to fix things up with her but lamented the fact that she had not called to see him and he was rather doubtful as to the outcome of his case.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1923, page 6, column 3


Barnes Says He Doesn’t Remember Killing Wife

DAY’S COURT NEWS

 Case of John Barnes, charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth Barnes, on Coolspring street, on the afternoon of April 15, last, progressed with unusual dispatch before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen yesterday. The commonwealth rested its case at 3:40 o’clock and when court adjourned at 5 o’clock the defendant had completed his testimony. Immediately following the adjournment of court the jury, accompanied by counsel and tipstaffs, viewed the scene of the shooting. Upon instructions of the court, County Detective John J. Russell accompanied the jury to see that no person conversed with them on the trip.

Asking First Degree

 The commonwealth is seeking a first degree murder verdict while the defense is contending for manslaughter on the grounds that the defendant was temporarily insane when the shots were fired. Mrs. George I. Irvin, who resides near the scene of the shooting, was the only eye witness to the killing. She testified that she saw Mrs. Barnes come up Connellsville street and start to cross when the defendant called, “Now I have got you” and, leveling his revolver, opened fire. At the first shot, Mrs. Barnes fell and as she lay on the ground her husband opened fire again and then turned the gun on himself, falling to the street beside her, seriously wounded.
 Margaret Barnes, 19 year old daughter of the defendant and the deceased, testified that one evening while she and her mother were on their way home from the theatre, her father caught up to them near the Eastern Bridge and that her mother refused to talk to him. As they separated near Murray avenue, the girl said her father declared that he would get her, meaning his wife, whenever her mother wasn’t along. Other witnesses testified as to the incidents immediately following the shooting.

Barnes on Witness Stand

 Taking the stand in his own defense, Barnes declared that he did not even remember shooting his wife.
 “Do you know whether or not you killed your wife,” he was asked. “No sir, I couldn’t say. I was all worked up. She wouldn’t speak to me and it worked me up so I didn’t know what I was doing,” he replied.
 He admitted that he spoke to her when he approached her as she was crossing the street but could not remember what he said to her. He said she did not say anything to him as far as he could remember but that she made some gestures with her hands, indicating for him to stay away.
 He said he couldn’t say whether he shot his wife or not. “So you know how you lost your eye?” he was asked. “Only what I read in the papers after I was in jail,” he replied.
 Barnes testified that he was born in Ireland and came to this country with his mother and other children when he was 15 years of age, first locating on Craig street, Uniontown. His father preceded them to this country about four years. He was married at Edenborn while he was working at McKeesport and then came to Edenborn, thence in Republic, Allison, Tower Hill and then to Thompson where he played on the ball team and finally to Oliver No. 1 where he resided until the beginning of the strike in April, 1922.
 He said he came out with the strikers and then he and his wife went to live with her people on Connellsville street where they remained for about five months when he left, her mother ordering him from the house because of an article he had published in the Union Worker. He said his wife had been doing some sewing and washing for “scabs” which her sister, Mrs. Mary Van Sickle had sent to her and he resented her working for the “scabs” and told her that he would publish her in the paper if she did not discontinue. She continued and he advertised that Mrs. Richardson was running a “scab” boarding house at High House and Mrs. Martin was washing for them. This, he said, so angered Mrs. Barnes’ mother that she ordered him from the house and he went to live with a brother of his wife, James Martin, on Evans street. He denied that he had met his wife and daughter on Main street and threatened to “get” her.

Had Gun for a Week

 He said he purchased the gun about a week or eight days prior to the shooting at the Army store while he had been drinking and that he hid it under the boardwalk at the home of James Martin because he was afraid the little boy might get it and harm himself.
 Asked why he did not unload the gun and take it into the house, he replied that he never thought of that. District Attorney W. A. Miller grilled him closely on the time when he refused to remember anything. He insisted that he could not remember what he said to his wife as she crossed the but admitted that he said something.
 He said he had not taken a drink all that day and denied that the bottle offered in evidence belonged to him. He said that his wife occasionally would bring juice home from her baking and indicated that the bottle might have contained juice of this nature.

Actions Day of Shooting

 He said he left house that morning about 9 o’clock, first going to the home of his sister, Mrs. McElroy in the North Gallatin avenue section, but that he did not find her at home and walked across the Reagen-Lynch lot up the railroad tracks in town where he spent the time until he started for home, going east on Fayette street and thence to Connellsville street. While on his way home he said he met Mike Lockhart with whom he talked for about 15 minutes and while talking with him his wife passed and he started for home shortly after, overtaking her at the top of the hill near Mifflin avenue.

Article continues concerning other cases.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 20, 1923, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 7, column 2


First Degree Verdict in Barnes Murder Case
TWO BALLOTS ONLY TAKEN BY THE JURY
Minister Is Foreman of the Jury Sending Man to Chair
DAY’S COURT NEWS

 Following the unusual dispatch which featured the trial of the case a jury composed of two women and ten men yesterday afternoon convicted John Barnes of murder of the first degree for the killing of his wife, Elizabeth Barnes, on Connellsville street, Sunday afternoon, April 15, last.

Article continues concerning other cases.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1923, page 1, column 1


John Barnes, Wife Slayer,
Must Die in Chair

 John Barnes, labor leader, who killed his wife in Uniontown last April and then fired a shot into his own head, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Van Swearingen to die in the electric chair.
 “I am innocent,” was the reply of Barnes to the question of the court as to whether there was any reason why sentence should not be imposed.

Article continues concerning other cases.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 3, 1924, page 6, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ellis Stewart BARNES (1878-1945)

ELLIS S. BARNES

   Ellis Steward Barnes, 67 years old, of 510 East Davidson avenue, employed as superintendent by the Mountain Water Supply Company, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Connellsville State Hospital where he had been a patient one month. Mr. Barnes was born at Casselman, February 24, 1878, the son of the late Charles Ogle and Mary Ellen Cupp Barnes, and had been a resident of Connellsville approximately 40 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Dagnall Barnes; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Audrey DeMuth, of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Harry and Malcolm O. of Johnstown, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Rice of Spokane, Wash. The body was taken to the Charles A. McCormick funeral home in South Pittsburg street.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 9, 1945, page 4, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ethel Adeline BARNES Stone  (1899-1923)

MRS. ETHEL A. BARNES

   Mrs. Ethel Adeline Barnes, aged 24 years, wife of Walter E. Barnes, died at the family home at 8 Mullin street, South Uniontown, Thursday morning, September 20, 1923 at 10 o'clock from an illness of scarlet fever. In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Frezie, of Uniontown, five brothers, William of West Virginia, Edward, Orville, Adrien and Kenneth, all of Uniontown and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Gray, of Uniontown and Mrs. William Hopwood, of Crow’s Works. Deceased was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church. Private funeral services will held from the late home this Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, with the Rev. E. A. Hodil, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery and will also be private.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 21, 1923, page 9, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Gerald G. BARNES (1920-2007)

Gerald G. Barnes, 86, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, November 8, 2007 in Wellspring, North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, Pa. He was born November 13, 1920 in McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Henry Ray Barnes and Gwendolyn Gilmore Barnes.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn M. Barnes, in 1996. Gerald retired from the US Army in 1975 after serving for 33 years. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Caribbean Conflict with the US Army Corp of Engineers. Gerald was a life member of American Legion Post 51 and VFW Post 47 Uniontown, and a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the John Knox Class and served as a Deacon.

Gerald is survived by his son Arthur W. Barnes, of Uniontown; his daughter Carol Ann Fazio, of Arlington, Va.; and three grandchildren, Geralyn Ann Ward-Rydquist and her husband, Peter, Michelle Lisa Kudrin and her husband, Aleksey, and Matthew Joseph Fazio and his wife, Christine; also by his great granddaughter, Isabella A. Kudrin.

Arrangements are entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2007. Visitation will continue from 10 until 11 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2007 followed by a service celebrating Gerald's life at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. William Rodeheaver officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Full military rites will be accorded by AMVETS Post #103, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, November 10, 2007

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet James R. BARNES Sr. obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

James R. Barnes, Sr., aged 63, of Fairchance, and well known resident throughout the county, died Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the Uniontown hospital of complications. Mr. Barnes was the youngest son of the late Jesse and Mary Barnes. He is survived by the following children: William Barnes of Rices Landing; James of Fairchance, Mrs. Alice Walls and Mrs. Minnie Kissinger of Fairchance, and one brother, Jesse Barnes of Hopwood.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. P. church, Hopwood, with Rev. Carraway in charge. Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery.


John BARNES, Jr. Stone  (1863-1922)

JOHN BARNES, JR.

   Funeral services for the late John Barnes were held at the home of his father, John Barnes, Sr., of Hopwood, at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Rev. D. E. Minerd was in charge of the service and burial was made in the Ross Cemetery at Hopwood. The deceased was 59 years of age. He was born and lived his entire life in Hopwood, leaving a host of friends to mourn his death. He is survived by his father, a brother, Benjamin, sisters, Miss Myrtle Barnes and Mrs. Ewing Ogle, all of Hopwood, and a third sister, Mrs. Theodore Arensburg, this city. His mother Mrs. Sophia Lincoln Barnes preceded him in death by only three months.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 20, 1922, page 12, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Larry D. BARNES (1946-2005)

Larry Dennis Barnes, 59, of White, Pa., died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at his home. He was born March 31, 1946, in Connellsville, a son of the late Myers H. and Mary Ellen Eutsey White Barnes. Larry attended the Poplar Run Church of God of Prophecy, Normalville RD1.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Darrel White and Charles Barnes; and three sisters, Norma Jean Henry, Betty DeWitt and Doris Keslar.

He is survived by four brothers, Regis White, of Latrobe, Blaine White and his wife, Virginia, of Latrobe, Arnold Barnes and his wife, Peggy, of Latrobe, and Delbert Barnes and his wife, Shirley, of White, with whom he resided and who were his guardians for 27 years; a sister, Shirley Kantorik and her husband, Alvin, of Mt. Pleasant RD5; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clyde Forbes officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery, Fayette County, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 9, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Ellen Goodwin BARNES (1908-2002)

Mary Ellen Goodwin Barnes, R.N., of Stockton, California, peaceably went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 19, 2002. She was born on July 27, 1908 daughter of Britt R. Goodwin and Stella Griffin Hess Goodwin. Mary Ellen graduated from the former Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing, Uniontown, Pa., in 1929 and was employed by the United States Government Veterans Hospital as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health. Her husband, William Barnes, brother, Clark Hess Goodwin, and parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Stella Goodwin of Tampa, Florida; stepson, William Barnes of Buelton, California; nephew, C. Robert Goodwin of Glenshaw, Pa.; niece, Mary Rebekah Fritz of Valencia, Pa.; cousins: Marion Scott of Pleasant Hill, California, Edna Phillips of Point Marion, Pa., and many others in Fayette County, Pa.

A Memorial Service was held in Stockton, California. A private Graveside Service will be at the family plot in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. The family requests memorials be made to Central Christian Church, 23 South Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401 or to Hospice Nursing. Local arrangements are under direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Avenue, Mars, PA 16046.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, June, 2002

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert E. BARNES (1920-2004)

Robert E. Barnes, age 83, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 3, 2004, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born September 7, 1920, in Lancaster, Ohio, to John W. Barnes and Rosannah Medley Barnes. “Bob" graduated from Lancaster (Ohio) High School Class of 1938 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from Ohio University in 1949. He served with the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Chenango, U.S.S. Sangamon and Torpedo Squad 33 in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. "Bob" was employed by Rockwell International as the Personnel Manager. He retired in 1985 after 30 years on the job. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Men's Bible Class, United Methodist Men, Lancaster Lodge No. 88 F. & A. M., past president of the Kiwanis Club (1965), Salvation Army Advisory Board and Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Peggy Mitchell Barnes, a brother, Paul R. Barnes and his wife Yvonne, also a brother-in-law, Robert Bibler.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Sally Sterrett Barnes; his daughter, Sandi Barnes of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his son, Scott Barnes and his wife Michele of Raleigh, North Carolina; two grandchildren: Olivia Anne Barnes and Robert Evan Martin Barnes; a sister, Ruth A. Bibler of Lancaster, Ohio; three brothers: John W. Barnes and wife Betty Jane of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Leroy S. Barnes and wife Betty Lou of Huntsville, Ohio, and Kenneth M. Barnes and wife Margot of Lancaster, Ohio.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Monday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Viewing will continue on Wednesday, July 7, in Asbury United Methodist Church, Beeson Boulevard, Uniontown, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Thomas Brown officiating. V.F.W. Post 47 will accord full military rites at Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Masonic Services will be held Tuesday evening in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Sara BARNES ( -1906)

THE NEWS OF DUNBAR

Mrs. Sara Barnes of Leisenring died Tuesday at an advanced age. The funeral services were conducted from the M. P. Church at this place this afternoon at 2:30.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 31, 1906, page 2, column 1, paragraph 12

Contributed by William R Brounce< bbrounce at yahoo.com>


Slayton A. BARNES ( -1923)

SLAYTON A. BARNES

   Funeral services for Slayton A. Barnes, aged 22 years, seven months and two days, who died at the Marine barracks at Quantico, Virginia, Monday, July 16, 1923, will be held from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Ella Livingston, at Oliphant Furnace, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Military honors will be accorded the deceased. The deceased was a son of James Barnes, of Fairchance, and enlisted in the Marine Corps three or four months ago. Pleurisy was assigned as the primary cause of death. In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, William Barnes, of Rices Landing, and James Barnes, of Hopwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Walls, of Fairchance, and Mrs. Minnie Kissinger, also of Fairchance. The remains arrived in Fairchance Friday morning and were removed to the Livingston home by Undertaker Sharpe, of Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 21, 1923, page 5, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Stella Marie McClean BARNES (1916-2010)

   Stella Marie McClean Barnes, age 93, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 26, 2010 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 22, 1916 in Trotter, Pa., the daughter of the late Francis (Frank) McClean and Anne Katherine Mullen McClean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William L. Barnes in 1994 and three sisters: Cecelia Simpson, Camella McClean and Loretta McClean. Stella was a member of St. John Evangelist R.C. Church and was a founding member of the Jefferson Catholic Club. She was a 1934 graduate of the former North Union High School. Stella was very proud of her Irish Heritage and she will be remembered as a kind and loving person that was loved by everyone that knew her. She is survived by her loving sons: William L. Barnes Jr. of Eighty Four, Pa. and Thomas R. Barnes and wife Joyce Susa of Uniontown; her grandchildren: Renee Barnes Christner and husband Dr. Brent Christner of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Leslie Stokes and husband John of Lewis Center Ohio and Renee and Leslie's' mother Patricia Barnes of Eighty Four, Pa.; her great-grandchildren: Kyla Christner, Colin Stokes and Donovan Stokes; special nieces: Linda Capuzzi and husband retired Judge Conrad Capuzzi and Sue Joyce and husband Robert; loving great nieces and great nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown on Monday, March 1, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday morning until 9:30 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church with Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Interment follows in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 28, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Thomas BARNES (1837-1900)

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

Thomas Barnes

Black, male, 63 years old
   Cause of death–Killed in a slate fall
   Born—–1837, Virginia
   Died—–March 26, 1900, Brownsville
   Residence—–Spring Street, Brownsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 22, line 663

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William BARNES (1854-1901)

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

William Barnes

White, male, 45 years old
   Cause of death–Complications, sick 1 year
   Born—–1854
   Died—–January 9, 1901, Hopwood


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William BARNES (1887-1937)

WILLIAM BARNES

   William Barnes, aged 50, former resident of Uniontown and a veteran of the World war, died Saturday morning, December 26, 1937, in Veterans' Hospital, Dayton, O., after an extended illness. He was a son of the late James and Louise Barnes, and was born in Uniontown in 1887. After serving overseas in the World war, he returned to Uniontown and moved to Rices Landing in 1920 to become associated with the H. C. Frick Coke Company as an electrician. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Barnes; six children, Billy, Naomi, Dywanne, Charmine, Berlin and Delores, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kisinger and Mrs. Alice Walls, both of Fairchance, and one brother, James, of Uniontown. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Uniontown Post 47, of which he was a member, will hold a military funeral. The rites will be held in the home at 1 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. Leroy Myers of Hewitt's church, officiating. Burial will be in the Greene County Memorial cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 27, 1937, page 4, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William Howard BARNES Stone  (1898-1931)

WILLIAM H. BARNES

   William Howard Barnes, aged 33, a veteran of the World War and a former resident of Point Marion, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 1931, at his home, House 171, Republic, following a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Theodosia Lewis Barnes and five children, Helen, Virginia, Velma, Lois, Alomia June, Harold Menus and Betty Jane. Two sisters also survive. Mr. Barnes was member of the Thomas Prendergast Post, No. 590, American Legion, of Republic, and the first member of that organization to answer death’s call. He was also a former member of the Samuel Hager Post, No. 499, American Legion, of Point Marion. The funeral cortege will leave the late residence Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock and proceed to the Christian church, Point Marion, where services will be conducted by the Rev. R. C. Manley, of Republic. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial cemetery, Point Marion, in charge, jointly of the Republic and Point Marion Posts of the American Legion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 5, 1931, page 3, column 3


   Howard was an ex-marine and was working as a coal miner at Thompson #2 in Republic. When he died on March 4, 1931, Theodosia, his wife, then returned to Blosser Hill, and her father and brothers helped build a small house for her and her five children.


“Point Marion from the Beginning”, page 149

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William L. BARNES, Sr. (1917-1994)

William Barnes, Sr.

   William L. Barnes, Sr., 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994 in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville, Pa. He was born Aug. 22, 1917 in Revere, Pa., the son of the late William Alanzo and Jessie Provance Barnes. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Barnes. He was the former owner and operator of the 21 Furniture Mart and the Hopwood Discount Store; he had worked for Simpson Towel Supply and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Stella M. McClean Barnes; two sons; William L. Barnes, Jr. of Eighty-Four, Pa. and Thomas R. Barnes of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two granddaughters; Renee Elaine Barnes of Columbus, Ohio and Leslie Kay Barnes of Eighty-Four; the following brothers and sisters; Amadee O. Barnes and Edward Barnes, both of Florida, Betty Obradavich of Michigan, Jack Barnes, and Albert R. Barnes, both of West Virginia, and Rebecca Blaker of Michigan. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. James R. Tweardy officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, August 25, 1994

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Zephaniah Ellis BARNES Stone  (1827-1900)

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

Zephaniah Ellis Barnes

White, male, 73 years old, married
   Cause of death–Paralysis, sick 10 days
   Born—–1827
   Died—–November 8, 1900
   Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 22, line 648


   Zepheniah Ellis Barnes enlisted in Connellsville. Was discharged at Jalapa, 1847, returned with the company and died in Connellsville.


“History of Uniontown” by James Hadden, published in 1913, page 545

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Allen BARNETT ( -1939)

ALLEN BARNETT

   Allen Barnett, 52 years old, a World War veteran who formerly lived at Lemont and Uniontown, died at 12:05 o'clock Saturday morning in the Veterans Hospital in New York. Mr. Barnett, who was a runner with Company D, 110th Regiment in the World War, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Gaskill Barnett; two children, Daris L., and Bernard L., both at home; one brother, Harry of Lemont Furnace, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary E. Gaskill of Leisenring No. 1. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home at 426 Stokes avenue, Braddock. Interment will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery with a service in charge of Milton L. Bishop Post of the American Legion. The funeral cortege will arrive here at about 3:30 o'clock and the casket will be opened at the grave.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 24, 1939, page 6, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Christian BARNEY ( -1871)

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
GREENE COUNTY

   We learn from the Messenger that Christian Barney, an old man aged about 75 years, living in Richhill township, committed suicide by hanging himself on the night of the 24th ult., by fastening a hitching strap to a rafter and then about his neck, and swinging himself into eternity.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 16, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 10, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Pvt. BARNFALDI ( -1918)

MEN OF CONNELLSVILLE WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
SIXTEEN YIELD THEIR LIVES ON FIELD OF BATTLE
ELEVEN OTHERS ARE CARRIED OFF BY DISEASE

   So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private Barnfaldi, Morgan, in action.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 21, 1919, page 9

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Anna Belle BARNHART ( -1944)

MRS. W. E. BARNHART

   Mrs. Anna Belle Barnhart, 69, wife of Walter E. Barnhart, died Wednesday at her home at Palmer. She leaves her husband, four children, four step-children and two brothers.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1944, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Donald G. BARNHART (1931-2012)

MCCLELLANDTOWN
Donald G. Barnhart

Donald G. Barnhart, 80 of McClellandtown, Pa., died on July 17, 2012 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born October 27, 1931 in Lambert, Pa., son of Charles A. Barnhart and Rose Hawk Barnhart. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Gwendolyn Ward and brothers, Charles T. Barnhart, Clyde R. Barnhart and Gerald Barnhart. Donald was a graduate of Masontown High School Class of 1950, Waynesburg College of 1958 and earned his master’s degree in education at West Virginia University. He served in the US Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict, December 1952 to September 1954. Donald taught junior and senior high English and history for the Albert Gallatin School District for 35 years. He was a basketball coach for the Masontown Gunner Team. He was a Free Methodist by faith. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Shirley Wise Barnhart; children, Tammy Cowsert and husband, Marlin, of Fairchance, Pa., Barbara Barnhart of McClellandtown, Pa., Linda McCoy of Masontown, Pa. and Donald G. Barnhart II and wife, Denise of Aiken, South Carolina and grandchildren, Carrie and Marlin Cowsert, Caitlyn and Brody McCoy and Dylan, Dayna, Derek and Darren Barnhart. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHIT-MARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Friday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 21, 2012 until 11:00 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. Eugene W. Cowsert officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa. A special thanks to the Amedisys Hospice Team, especially to nurses, Vicki Wesolowsky, Krystle Smith and Stacey Griffith and very special aid, Joe Bryson.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 19, 2012, page B3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Glenn D. BARNHART (1938-2010)

Glenn D. Barnhart
Champion

Glenn D. Barnhart, 72, of Champion, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born April 14, 1938, in Saltlick Township, a son of the late Charles D. and Hazel C. Reese Barnhart. Glenn was employed in construction by the Eidemiller Corp. and also worked as a mechanic-welder for Chackan's and Super City, near Somerset. He was a veteran of the Army. Glenn is survived by his wife, Judy Romesburg Barnhart; one son, Tracy Barnhart and his wife, Hope, of Normalville; one daughter, Karen Barnhart, of Finleyville; one grandson, Matthew Barnhart and his fiancée, Lindsay Wolfe; and one brother, Ray Barnhart and his wife, Nettie, of Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Verna Charlton and Irene Pritts; and one brother, Lester Barnhart. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 22, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Harry F. BARNHART died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

THREE PERSONS DEAD:
TWO OTHERS INJURED
IN MOTOR ACCIDENTS
Herald Nov 1, 1937
<snip>
Struck while walking along the Carmichaels-Nemacolin road Saturday night about 10:30 o'clock, Harry F. Barnhart, 62, was fatally injured, dying in the Greene County Memorial Hospital Sunday night at 6:30 o'clock of a fractured skull.
<snip>
Barnhart is survived by three children, Mrs. Sarah Barber, of Carmichaels; Samuel, of Mather, and Lindsay, of Carmichaels; and three brothers, Johnson, Seymour and William Barnhart, all of Carmichaels. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


bullet John A. BARNHART died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John A. Barnhart, aged 78 years, for 54 years chief clerk in the general offices of the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Scottdale until his retirement, April 30, 1931, died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, March 24, 1935, in his home 48 Grove street, Scottdale.  Death followed an extended illness of complications.
Mr. Barnhart, one of Scottdale's leading citizens, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nancy Crossland Barnhart; two sons and two daughters, E.C. Barnhart, Monongahela; Dr. A. D. Barnhart, Youngwood; Mrs. Walter J. Jones, Scottdale; Mrs. John R. Herbert, Kittanning; two brothers, Charles Barnhart, Homestead; W.B. Barnhart, Scottdale; four sisters, Mrs. H. J. Randall, Scottdale; Mrs. Frank A. Large, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. John A. Wolf, and Miss Etta Barnhart, both of Homestead.  Fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
Mr. Barnhart entered the service of H. C. Frick Coke Company at Broadford, November 19,1878.  On October 1, 1879 he went to Scottdale and became chief clerk of the company's general offices then located in the Campbell building.
He was a member of the Frick Veterans Association; a member of Marion Lodge 562, F.&A.M. at Scottdale; Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pennsylvania Consistery, Thirty-second degree Pittsburgh, Knights Templars of Greensburg and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh.  Mr. Barnhart had also served his community as a member of the school board and of the library board of trustees. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the family residence.  Burial will be in Scottdale cemetery.
(Herald - March 26, 1935)


Joseph H. BARNHART ( -1966)

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

BARNHART, JOSEPH H.— Age 91 years, of 16 College Ave., Mcclellandtown, died Wednesday, January 12, 1966, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a member of the Harbor of Light Chapel of Uniontown, the UMWA, Local 5321, the Gates Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Messmore Rod and Gun Club, and a district sandlot baseball player. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Kelecheck) Barnhart; one son, George Barnhart of Balsinger; one grandchild; his mother, Mrs. Jessie Barnhart; and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ewing (Myrtle) Layhew of Mcclellandtown, Mrs. Herb (Ruth) Pratt of Masontown, Mrs. Gerald (Viola) Livingston of Uniontown, Carl of Carmichaels, Mrs. Iona Blair of Erie, Mrs. Andrew (Dorothy) Richarsky, Robert, and Mrs. Albert (Alice) Soltis, all of Adah, Pa., Leonard of McClellandtown and Mrs. Elzie (Betty) Lavery of Masontown. Friends are being received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, where services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. With Rev. H. L. Davis and Rev. Thomas Conboy, officiating. Burial in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 14, 1966, page 6, column 7

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary Bertha Pluck BARNHART ( -1997)

Mary Barnhart

   Mary Bertha Pluck Barnhart, 97, a resident of the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township, formerly of Scottdale, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997 in the Westmoreland Manor. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Bob Chambers, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 26, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mary E. BARNHART ( -1996)

Mary E. Barnhart

   Mary E. Barnhart, 72, of Ruffsdale, R.D. 1, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at Hempfield Manor. Friends were received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. this morning with the Rev. Father Nicholas Trongo officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Mildred Lowry BARNHART (1919-2004)

Mildred Lowry Barnhart, 84, of Smithfield, PA, 15478, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at 2:45 p.m. in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. Born December 2, 1919 in Lambert, Fayette County, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert Lowry and Pearl Beatty Lowry. Mildred was Protestant by faith and a Housewife. She was predeceased by a daughter, Judith Eileen Barnhart Kloock, son, Charles Barnhart, sisters, Violet Klink and Edith Moody, brother, Curtis Lowry, and parents. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles Barnhart, whom she married June 13, 1938. Also surviving are three sons and one daughter: Keith Barnhart and wife Patricia of Smithfield, Pa., Leland Ray Barnhart and wife Valery of McClellandtown, Pa., Randall Earl Barnhart of Rayland, Ohio, and Charlotte Barnhart Sellers and husband, Raymond Sellers of Zelienople, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Lowry McCoy of Uledi, Pa. Mildred had requested that there be no viewing. Friends may call at the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church on 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Pa., on Monday, January 19, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Roland O'Brian officiating. Private interment will be in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Nancy BARNHART died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BARNHART, MRS. NANCY
Paisley, Pa.,  Dec. 22—Mrs. Nancy BARNHART, aged 74 years, died Monday morning at 9:30 of pneumonia.  She had been living with her son Harry for the past few months.  Her husband, John BARNHART, died eight months ago.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John CRAGO of Carmichaels, and four sons, Johnson of Paisley, Seymour of Ronco and Harry and William of Paisley.  Deceased was a member of the New Providence Presbyterian church.  Services were held at the church Tuesday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Moore of Carmichaels.  Interment was made in the Glades cemetery.   
Standard   12-29-1915


bullet B>Nancy C. BARNHART died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Nancy Crossland Barnhart, aged 77, one of the oldest and best-known residents of Scottdale, and widow of John A. Barnhart, chief clerk in the H.C. Frick offices in Scottdale for many years, died Saturday afternoon, October 16, 1937, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John R. Herbert, in Kittanning.
Mr. Barnhart passed away on March 25, 1935.  The Barnharts had been active members of the Scottdale M.E. church since its inception and both took part in the activities of the congregation.
(Herald - Oct. 18, 1937)


Nettie T. Gillispie BARNHART ( -1997)

Nettie T. Barnhart

   Nettie T. Gillispie Barnhart, 91, formerly of Wind Ridge, a native of Charleston, W. Va., died Sunday, April 27, 1997, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington, Pa. She is survived by three children: Robert T. Barnhart of Salem, Ohio; Virginia Barnhart Williams of Park Forrest, Ill., and Carolyn Barnhart McMillan of Waynesburg; 18 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Friends will be received at the Behm Funeral Home Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, April 28, 1997

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Arthur D. BARNS died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

BARNS-Of Scarlet Fever, on Thursday , the 25th of June, 1863, Arthur D., son of Wm. S. and Eliza R. Barns, aged 3 years, 4 months and 17days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 9, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 22, Pg. 3, Col. 2.


bullet Bertha BARNS died in 1958. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(22)

Miss Bertha Barns- Aged 66 of 34 West Fayette Street, Uniontown, died Sunday
afternoon August 2, 1958 in the Uniontown Hospital. She is survived of the
Wharton Furnace Road (Obviously a typo omission). She was preceded in death by
her parents James and Anna Barns, a brother John Barns and a sister, Edna Hager.
Friends are being received in the J. Harry Johnston & Sons Funeral Home, 65
North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, where services will be held Wednesday at 2
p.m. with Mr. John Piccolomini officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery


bullet Charles F. T. BARNS died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

BARNS-Of the same disease on Friday, the 26th, Charles F. T. Barns, aged 5 years 5 months and 24 days.
Thus in the brief space of two days is gloom and darkness spread over a family circle once full of joy and sunshine.  Charlie suffered about a week-but "Artie" died in 36 hours after taken.
They were both ready interesting, intelligent and promising children.  God their Father loved them, and took them to live with Him—ever to dwell with Jesus and their six angel brothers.—But the stroke upon the bereaved parents is extremely painful.  May they have grace to support them in this day of trial.
"Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning Providence,
He hides a smiling face."   I. N. B.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. July 9, 1863.
Vol 3, No. 22, Pg. 3, Col. 2.


Mrs. Glenn F. BARNS ( -1931)

AUNT DIES

   Dorothy Obbert received word this morning of the death of her Aunt, Mrs. Glen Barnes of Fairmont, died this morning at 7 o’clock. Funeral will be held at the home of Gaston avenue, Fairmont, at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, June 19, 1931, page 13, column 6


MRS. GLENN F. BARNS

   Mrs. Glenn F. Barns, aged 57, of Fairmont, W. Va., died Friday morning at 7 o’clock of complications. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Barns. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the home in Gaston avenue, Fairmont. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 20, 1931, page 15, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rev. Joseph BARNTHOUSE ( -1924)

REV. JOSEPH BARNTHOUSE

   Rev. Joseph Barnthouse, 63 years old, died this morning at his home in Uniontown. On Thursday he fell down a flight of stairs in his home and broke several ribs, also sustaining injuries to the head. This fall aggravated Bright’s disease, which caused his sudden death. He is survived by his widow and three children. For 15 years he was pastor of the Church of the Brethren. He was born at Markleysburg and had been a minister at Meyersdale, Morgantown, W. Va., and Webster, Pa. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 12, 1924, page 2, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Pvt. Harry A. BARNUM ( -1918)

ELMER POTTER
FALLS VICTIM
OF PNEUMONIA

Was Employed as Machinist at B & O Shops Before Going to France

SCOTTDALE BOY KILLED

Harry A. Barnum Had Been Previously Reported Among the Serverely
Wounded; Andrew Clausner Another Among the Americans Wounded

   Mrs. Sarah Potter, of Highland avenue, received woud this morning that her son, Elmer Potter, died of pneumonia in France on September 9 and was buried on the following day.

   Young Potter was a machinist at the Baltimore & Ohio shops previous to entering the service. He left here on May 20 for Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va.

   A second message today from the War Department carried news that Private Harry A. Barnum, of Scottdale, previously reported severely wounded had been killed in action. The message came to the young man's aunt, Mrs. Jefferson Freeman, Spring street, Scottdale. Barnum's mother, Mrs. Hattie Deemer, lives at Wyano, Westmorland county. Barnum was superintendent for a lumber company in the state of Washington when he entered the service.

   Sergeant Andrew Clausner, a member of Company E, Mount Pleasant, was severely wounded in action on August 16, his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Clausner of Buckeye, having been notified by the War Department this morning.

   The wounded soldier when leaving with his company for Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., was a corporal, receiving his promotion to sergeant later. He saw service on the Mexican border.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, September 28, 1918, page 1, column 5

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


bullet Maria BARNUM died in 1868. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
BARNUM—At the residence of her brother, Jacob Barnum, in New Geneva, Pa., Miss Maria Barnum, aged 48 years, 1 month and 4 days.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Apr. 2, 1868.


Cecil M. BARR ( -1996)

Cecil M. Barr

   Cecil M. Barr, 90, of Marianna died Monday, July 22, 1996, in Brownsville General Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Robert a. Barr and Andrew J. Barr, both of Marianna; two daughters, Jeanne E. Ball of Indiana, Pa., and Mary Louise Lucatorto of Washington, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Nichol Funeral Home, Marianna, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, July 24, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


David Andrew BARR (1978-1995)

David A. Barr

   David Andrew Barr, 17, of Stewartstown, a senior at Kennard- Dale High School who had been accepted for college by Millersville University, died Sunday morning in York Hospital, York. He is survived by his parents, Carl D. and Kathryn J. Houdeshel Barr; a brother, Matthew A. Barr, at home; his paternal grandmother, Mary V. Barr of Farmington, and his maternal grandparents, Rev. John H. and Mary Evelyn Houdeshel of Lancaster. The family will receive friends in the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 19 South Main St., Stewartstown, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Thursday, Dec. 21, in Stewartstown Presbyterian Church from noon until 1 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—–September 3, 1978
   Died—–December 17, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1995

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Inez Dearth BARR (1905-1977)

BARR, MRS. INEZ DEARTH, 72, Camp Hill, formerly of Brownsville, died Apr. 30, 1977 in Harrisburg Hospital. She was born July 25, 1905 in Dunbar, the daughter of the late George and Margaret Dearth. She resided at Thompson 1 and Brownsville prior to joining the Pennsylvania Health Dept. in March 1936. Upon her retirement, she was the secretary to the director of the Department's Public Health Education division. Survivors include her husband, Edward Barr, three sisters, Mrs. Jane Colborn, Mrs. Mary Catalano, and Mrs. Dorothy Claar; four brothers, Melvin, Leland, James, and William. Three brothers, Walter Raymond, Charles and Kenneth are deceased. Burial will be in Harrisburg.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, May, 1977

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Robert BARR ( -1938)

Bobtown Youth Near
Death In Hospital;
Accidentally Shot

Full Charge Of Shotgun Enters
Stomach Of Robert
Barr; Two Operations

   Accidentally wounded, when a companion was exhibiting a double- barreled shotgun, 20-year-old Robert Barr of Bobtown, Greene county, is in a grave condition in Uniontown hospital where he is waging what appears to be a valiant but losing battle. The youth, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barr, was visiting at the home of a friend, Jack Mcclain, in Pt. Marion when the shooting occurred at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The charge from the gun entered the boy's stomach and he is near death after two emergency operations were performed in an effort to hold the thin thread of life. Barr and the McClain youth are keenly interested in hunting and guns. The latter went to his father's room and obtained the shotgun to show his companion. Barr was sitting on the edge of a bed and McClain was in a chair when the gun accidentally exploded. “I did not know it was loaded.” McClain cried as his friend dropped to the floor, severely wounded in the lower part of the body. Little time was lost in rushing Barr to the hospital. He suffered the loss of a great amount of blood. State Trooper John Gettier said the wounded youth told him the incident was entirely accidental. Every effort is being mad by medical science to save the youth's life. Hospital attaches give him little chance to recover. The youth is conscious at times and relates the facts of the case. Young McClain, grief-stricken over the fate meted out to his friend, is keeping a sorrowful vigil at the boy's bedside.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 7, 1938, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 14, column 3


Funeral Rites For
Gunshot Victim

   Funeral services for Robert Barr, 20-year-old Greene county youth, who succumbed in the Uniontown hospital yesterday to gunshot wounds accidentally inflicted last Sunday morning, will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the family home at Bobtown. Burial will follow in Highland cemetery, California, Pa. The youth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barr, was visiting in the home of a companion, Jack McClain, near Pt. Marion, when the latter exhibited a hunting gun which suddenly exploded and the contents entered Barr's abdomen. Waging a valiant fight for his life, young Barr died at 12:45 Friday afternoon, March 11, 1938. In addition to his parents, he leaves one sister. McClain has been exonerated by police. The Barr's moved last spring from Centerville to Bobtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 12, 1938, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 2, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. Mary BARRAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

BARRAN SERVICES
Meeting at the late residence in Perryopolis, this morning, the funeral cortege of Mrs. Mary Barran, will proceed to the Greek Catholic church, Perryopolis, where at 9:30 o'clock requiem him mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barran died Friday, May 8, 1931, in her 69th year following an illness of complications extending over the past three months. She is survived by two sons, Michael, of Star Junction and George Barran, at home, and five grandchildren.
(Morning Herald May 11, 1931 pg 9 Col 3)


Doris S. DeAngelo BARRECA ( -2012)

REPUBLIC
Doris S. (DeAngelo) Barreca

Doris S. (DeAngelo) Barreca, 92, of Republic, Pa., passed away Friday, August 17, 2012, in Canonsburg, Pa., daughter of Michael DeAngelo and Alice Jane (Phillips) DeAngelo. Doris attended the First Christian Church in Republic and was a forty-two year cancer survivor. She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Dominic Barreca, her grandson, James Teslovich Jr.; sisters, Pearl Digon and Iola Zaff; and brothers, Rudy DeAngelo, Charles DeAngelo, Clarence DeAngelo and Michael DeAngelo. Surviving are her children: Norma Barreca of Republic, Donna Barreca of Republic, Susanne (Barreca) Teslovich and husband James of Smock, Pa., and Barry Barreca and Mary Beth of Republic; and three grandchildren: Kimberly Teslovich, Breann Barreca and Barry Barreca Jr. The family wishes to thank Dr. Walter Bobak and also the staff of Cherry Tree Nursing Center for their kind and compassionate care of Doris. Friends will be received in ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, 2012 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Roland O’Brien officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at LaFayette Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Doris’ name may be made to Cherry Tree Nursing Center Activity Fund, 410 Terrace Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, August 19, 2012

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Austin BARRETT ( -1906)

NO LIVING RELATIVES

Austin Barrett Dies Without Kin And
S. R. Goldsmith Gets one-third
Property for Notifying State.

   Austin Barrett of Trotter who died some time ago has no living relative so far as can be ascertained and under the law, Attorney S. R. Goldsmith of Connellsville will get one-third of his property for notifying the state of his decease and the condition of his affair. The remaining two-thirds goes to the state. Letters of administration were granted Wednesday to Patrick J. Formay of New Haven who gave $3,000 bond with Mr. Goldsmith and Sheriff M. A. Kiefer as sureties. The property of the dead man is valued at $1,450 and the share of Mr. Goldsmith, if no relatives appear and prove their claims, will be about $485. Barrett was about 35 years of age and a miner by trade.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 12, 1906, Vol. I, No. 7, page 1, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Gertrude A. BARRETT (1889-1953)

MRS. GERTRUDE BARRETT

   Mrs. Gertrude A. Barrett, 64, of 503 West Crawford avenue, died in Connellsville State Hospital at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. She was born in Connellsville February 17, 1889, a daughter of the late William and Louida Gregg Jones. She lived here all her life. Deceased was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are five children, Sergeant First Class Thomas with the U. S. Army in Germany, Mrs. Anna Belle Foltz of Perryopolis, Mrs. Johanna Pehler of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Bradley and Mrs. Catherine DePaul at home; five grandchildren; three brothers, George and Thomas of Connellsville and Kenneth of Fairmont, W. Va., and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Bitner of Fairmont, W. Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Barrett, December 27, 1949. The body was taken to the home where the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday with Rev. John E. Caughey, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 11, 1953, page 2, column 3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet George BARRICKLOW died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
BARRICKLOW - In Washington City, D. C., on Saturday, May 2d, 1863, of Typhoid Pneumonia, George Barricklow, a member of company G, 16th Reg. Pa. Cavalry, aged 19 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Dear Brother! Thou art gone! When the tocsin of liberty sounded through the land thou wert one of the many to respond to her call. — In all the relations of son, brother, soldier, comrade and friend, thou wert always ready to do thy duty, and sincere in thy friendship, but we shall never see thee more! The green clods of the valley new cover the heart that beat so warmly for thy country. Let us trust that having fought "the good fight" and secured the password, thou hast been admitted into that great camp on high, where there are war and strife no more, but where friendship, love and truth flourish like the "green bay tree." Then farewell! We hope to meet thee in a better land.
Sleep, soldier, sleep, thy warfare's o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows no waking,
Dream of battle-fields no more,
Days of toil, nor nights of waking.
J. D. B., May 3d, 1863.

The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 4, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 17, Pg. 3, Col. 4.


bullet Mrs. Mabel Horn BARRISFORD died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mabel Horn Barrisford only child of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Horn of Jersey Mills, near Williamsport died at 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 1931 in the Uniontown Hospital following an emergency operation.
For the past year Mrs. Barrisford has made her home in Uniontown with the Misses Jane Rankin and Hettie Murdock in the Fayette Title & Trust Building and while a resident here acquired a host of friends who will be grieved to hear of her passing.  Mrs. Barrisford and Miss Rankin were classmates at Dickinson seminary.
The body was removed to the mortuary chapel of A.D. Ferguson 108 Morgantown street where friends may view it today.  The body will be taken to Williamsport for funeral services and burial.
(Standard - Feb. 18, 1931)


Andrew BARRON ( -1923)

Uniontown Sexton Ends Life By Noose

   Andrew Barron, 65 years old, sexton of the Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, hanged himself today in the basement of his home. He was found dead by his daughter, with whom he lived, when he failed to return after going to look at the furnace.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 11, 1923, page 1, column 2

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Clara BARRON ( -1967)

MRS. CLARA BARRON

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Mrs. Clara Kreinbrook Barron, 80, of 5-D North Manor, Connellsville, formerly of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 3, died this morning in Connellsville State General Hospital after a brief illness. She was the widow of Clarence Emerson Barron, who died in 1963. Surviving are four sons, Parsons of Scottdale, Wilmer M. of Leisenring, Clarence E., Jr. of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 3, and Earl E. of Mount Pleasant; four daughters, Mrs. Lela Ober of Dawson, R. D. 1, Mrs. Gertrude Nicklow of Scottdale, Miss Edna at home and Mrs. Samuel (Jean) Pologruto of Mount Pleasant, and a number of grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family. The body will be at the Grimm funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 25, 1967, page 4, column 4

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorothy Exline BARRON (1920-2001)

Dorothy Exline Barron
Mt. Pleasant

Dorothy Exline Barron, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the home of her son, Ronald Pritts, in Andover, Mass. Born March 6, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie (Kalp) Exline. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Lenox Crystal, Mt. Pleasant, and Montgomery Wards as a credit manager. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a graduate of Ramsay High School, Class of 1938. She was recognized by ``Ripley's Believe It Or Not'' for her signature, .X_. In addition, she was a Fallingwater historian. Surviving are three sons, Ronald L. Pritts and wife, Margaret, of Andover, Mass., James E. Pritts and wife, Patricia, of Redwood City, Calif., and Barry L. Pritts and wife, Diane, of Harrisburg; two stepsons, Paul Barron Jr. of Mt. Pleasant and David J. Barron of State College; a stepdaughter, Sandra Hamm and husband, John, of Champion; a sister, Betty Crise and husband, Richard, of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul ``Pete'' Barron Sr., in 1978; and a stepdaughter, Linda S. Barron Harshman, in 1970. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time her funeral service will begin with the Rev. Charles W. Yost officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 15, 2001

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Earl E. BARRON (1930-2004)

Earl E. Barron
Mt. Pleasant RD3

Earl E. Barron, 73, of Mt. Pleasant RD3, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, in Select Specialty Hospital of Greensburg. Born June 3, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the last surviving child of the late Clarence and Clara (Krienbrook) Barron. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God, Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club, American Legion Post 446 and VFW Post 3368, all of Mt. Pleasant. He was a student of the former East Huntingdon High School. Prior to retirement, Earl was employed as a laborer for Gulisek Construction Co. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 53 years, Eurith (Taylor) Barron; a daughter, Pamela K. Barron, of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Thomas E. Barron and wife, Luckie, of Greensburg, and Ralph E. Barron, of Scottdale; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Parson, Wilmer and Clarence Barron Jr., and five sisters, Gertrude Nicklow, Lela Ober, Edna Barron, Jean Pologruto and an infant sister, Mary Barron. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Stickley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 6, 2004

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Elizabeth Pearl Crosby BARRON died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

BARRON, ELIZABETH PEARL (CROSBY)

MRS. EVANS BARRON, FORMER IRON BRIDGE RESIDENT, IS DEAD

Mrs. Elizabeth Pearl CROSBY BARRON of Wilkinsburg, a former resident of Iron Bridge died Sunday night, December 2, at 11:45 o’clock at her home.  She had been ill with complications of diseases.

Mrs. BARRON was born on December 7, 1890, at Iron Bridge, a daughter of Eli H. and the late Margaret Elizabeth CROSBY.

She was well known at Iron Bridge, having spent virtually her entire life in that vicinity until 13 years ago when she married Evans BARRON of Latrobe, who, together with two sons, and a daughter, survives her.  They are Charles and William and Mary Louise, all at home.

Mrs. BARRON’s mother died on September 22, last.  Her father survives together with seven brothers and four sisters.  Mrs. BARRON was the seventh child in a family of 14 children.

The funeral service will be held at the Wilkinsburg home at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral party will arrive at Scottdale Cemetery at 3:30 o’clock.  Interment will be in the CROSBY family plot.  The body may be viewed at the cemetery by relatives and friends of the family.        
Connellsville Courier        Dec. 4, 1934

.......................................................................................................................

Iron Bridge

Special to the Courier

IRON BRIDGE;  Dec. 8---Eli H. CROSBY, Mr. and Mrs. John H. CROSBY, daughter, Donna Jean and son, John of Iron Bridge; Mr. and Mrs. George C. CROSBY and son George C., Jr. of Morgantown, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Eli H. CROSBY of Vandergrift; Mr. and Mrs. George MATHENY and daughter, Mrs. Elmer MEREDITH of McKeesport, were callers Wednesday at the home of George C. CROSBY’s father, Eli H. CROSBY.  All attended the funeral on Wednesday afternoon of Mrs. Elizabeth Pearl CROSBY BARRON of Wilkinsburg, daughter of Eli H. CROSBY.  Pallbearers were nephews of Mrs. BARRON.  They were James CROSBY of Iron Bridge, Melvin FORREST of Scottdale, George C. CROSBY, Jr., Morgantown, W. Va., Benjamin ANDREWS of Pittsburg, Denzell ANDREWS of Mount Pleasant and Leo CROSBY of Greensburg.  Mrs. BARRON was a member of the Highland Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilkinsburg.  She had been ill for a year.  Interment was in Scottdale Cemetery.    
Connellsville Courier    Dec. 8, 1934  


George BARRON ( -1957)

GEORGE BARRON

   George Barron, 78, of Manor, died at his home after a lingering illness. A retired employee of the Westmoreland Coal Company's McCullough mine, he had lived in Manor more than 50 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Zotov of Canonsburg, Mrs. Mary Kostik of Harrison City and Mrs. Julia Valaski of West Mifflin; two sons, George Barron, Jr. of Elyria Ohio, and Michael Barron of Harrison City, and nine grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 31, 1957, page 11, column 1

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John A. BARRON ( -2012)

CARMICHAELS
John A. Barron

John A. Barron, 87, of Carmichaels, Pa., died at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in his home. He was born in Fredericktown, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Anna Barron. Mr. Barron served with the U.S. Army Air Corps aboard B-24’s with the 8th air Force based in Tibenham, England. He flew 35 missions during World War II over Europe including the ill- fated Kassel Mission over Germany. After serving his country, Mr. Barron worked at the Crucible Fuel Company Mine until it closed and then for the McGraw Edison Company in Canonsburg, Pa. He retired from the U.S. Steel Robena Mine. Mr. Barron was a member of the St. Hugh roman Catholic Church of Carmichaels, the Robena Local of the United Mine Workers of America and American Legion Post 816, Rices Landing, Pa. His American Legion membership totaled 56 years, including his former membership with Cumberland American Legion Post 400. Mr. Barron was an avid gardener and enjoyed dancing. On August 15, 1953, he married Kathleen L. Timcheck, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John a. Barron, Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Apollo, Pa.; a daughter, Karen Hornick and her husband, Andrew, of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, John A. Barron, III, Angela Groves, Heath Worch, Heather Hiner, Macahan Worch, Amber Santucci, David Grimm and Autumn Barron; nine great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a daughter, Deborah J. Grimm and her husband, David; a brother, George Barron, who was killed in action during World War II and two sisters, Helen Pryor and Dorothy Harrison. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME (724-966-5500), Martin J. Yoskovich, Funeral Director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa. All are asked to meet by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the funeral home in order to proceed in procession for a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Rices Landing with the Rev. Paul J. Grunebach as celebrant. Interment will follow at Greene County Memorial Park with full military honors accorded by American Legion Post 400, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and the U.S. Army. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 13, 2012, page B3

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Morris S. BARRON (1913-1996)

Morris S. Barron

   Morris S. Barron, 83, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, July 23, 1996 at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born June 4, 1913 in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Mayer Leib and Bessie Cohen Barron. He was a self- employed entrepreneur for more than 68 years in the Mount Pleasant area. He was a charter member of the Tree of Life Congregation of Mount Pleasant. He is survived by 14 nieces and nephews; 31 great nieces and nephew; and seven great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Louis, David and William Barron; and five sisters, Mary Hirsh, Sarah Koppelman, Lena Silverman, Rose Glick and Blanche Smith. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant, with services to follow at 1 p.m. with Rabbi Daniel Schiff officiating. Interment in B’nai Israel Cemetery, Greensburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to one’s favorite charity.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July, 1996

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Paul C. 'Pete' BARRON (1943-2011)

Paul C. Barron
Mt. Pleasant

Paul C. "Pete" Barron, 68, a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born March 11, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Paul Stewart and Florence Hower Barron. Pete was a graduate of the former Hurst High School with the class of 1961. Prior to his retirement, he was an equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Earlier in his life, he had worked at Robertshaw and International Paper. Pete was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club, where he had been a bartender, and the Laurel Ridge Sportsman's Club. Pete was a member of Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. Pete will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his loving son, Paul W. Barron Jr. and his girlfriend, Kristen Porter, of Greensburg; his granddaughters, Alissa, Ashli and Alexa, all of Greensburg; his sister, Sandra Hamm, of Acme; his brother, David J. Barron and wife, Debi, of Jefferson, Ohio; his nieces and nephews of the Barron family, Susan Baldwin and husband, Ken, of Mill Run, Tom Hamm, of Scottdale, and John Hamm and wife, Terri, of Mill Run, and their families; and his sister-in-law, Marie Marinelli and husband, Al, of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Ann Gray Barron, on Nov. 19, 2011; his stepmother, Dorothy Barron; his brother-in-law, Jack Hamm; and his sister, Linda Barron. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, (724-547-3800), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Mark Peachey officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. To sign the online guest


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 26, 2011

Contributed by Brenda Turner Luckey < brenda.e.luckey at gmail.com>


Theodore BARRON ( -1912)

   Theodore Barron died at Mt. Alto last week. His remains were brought here [Connellsville] for burial. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from Payne A. M. E. church, conducted by Rev. T. Taggairt.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 18, 1912, page 2, columns 3-4

Contributed by Carole Clarke < searchingpa12 at yahoo.com>


Anna A. BARTHOLOMAI ( -1931)

Mrs. Anna A. BARTHOLOMAI, 78 years old, of 512 1/2 Connell avenue, widow of Anthony Bartholomai, who died in July, nine years ago, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock following a lingering illness of three years from complications. She had been living with a daughter, Mrs. William Hartz, for the past 10 years when she was summoned by death. She was born in Germany and came to this country when but a young girl. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Christian Mothers.

Mrs. Bartholomai is survived by four daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. Anna Rohland of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Grace Rittenberger of Smock, Mrs. Henry Geiger, Mrs. William Hartz, Joseph and George, all of Connellsville, and Anthony of Uniontown. There are 53 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. The cortège will meet at the Hartz home at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church with Rev. Father Henry Geibel, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in old St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will meet at the Bartholomai home this evening at 7:30 o'clock to recite the rosary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 2, 1931

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anthony BARTHOLOMAI (1853-1921)

Anthony Bartholomai, 67 years old, an H.C. Frick veteran, died this morning at 2 o'clock at his home 512 Connell avenue and Second street, following a 15 month illness of complication of diseases. Deceased was born in Burn, Westfallen, Germany, November 18, 1853, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bartholomai. He came to this country 44 years ago, settling in Connellsville where he resided until death. He was employed by the H.C. Frick Coke Company for a number of years and of late had lived retired. Mr. Bartholomai was widely and favorably known throughout the coke region. He was a member of a local Germany society of the Immaculate Conception church and of the H.C. Frick Veteran's association.

His widow, Mrs. Agatha Bartholomai and the following children: Mrs. Anna Rohland, Henry, Joseph J., George, and Anthony, all of Connellsville, Mrs. William Hart, at home; Mrs. Grace Rittenbeger, of Juniata; Mrs. Christina Geiger of Greensburg; one brother, Joseph Bartholomai, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Heckman, Mrs. Theresa Fogle, and Mrs. Elizabeth Brocker, all of Germany; 38 grandchildren, one great grandchild, one grand son-in-law, Leo Cronin, of Connellsville, and one grand daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Rock, of Miami, Fla., survive. A son, Paul, died 18 months ago.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the house and at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 12,1921

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Anthony Joseph BARTHOLOMAI, Jr.Photo  (1951-2012)

SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE
Anthony J. Bartholomai Jr.

Anthony Joseph “Dutch” Bartholomai Jr., 61, of South Connellsville, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, in a tragic accident while doing what he loved, spending time outdoors. He was born May 12, 1951, in Connellsville, a son of Elizabeth Bartholomai, of South Connellsville, and the late Anthony J. “Pork” Bartholomai (1997). He was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School Class of 1969. After, he enlisted with the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1975. He was formerly employed by the former Anchor Hocking Glass Plant for more than 30 years. Currently, he was employed with United States Steel-Edgar Thomson plant. He was a member of the Slovak, Polish and Eagles Clubs, Sons of Italy, and Eagles Clubs, Sons of Italy, and South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club, South Connellsville Fireman’s Club and the Turkeyfoot Rod and Gun Club. He was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Dutch was also a lifetime hunter and fisherman who enjoyed hunting trips with his friends. He also enjoyed trips to Ocean City, Md., Elk County, Pa., and attending car shows. In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters, Jennifer Baldwin and husband, Christopher, and their son, Matthew, of Pittsburgh, Beth Geary and husband, Steve, and their daughters, Alexis and Laila, all of Connellsville, and Amy Zimmermann and husband, John and their son, Zander, all of Pittsburgh; son, Matthew Bartholomai, of South Connellsville, fiancé, Amy Hixson, of South Connellsville, and her daughter, Nicole, and her sons, Joshua and Conner, all of Scottdale; sisters, Judy Zitney, of South Connellsville, and Diane Monaco and husband, John, of Rockwood; brother, Robert “Rock” Bartholomai and wife, Pam, of South Connellsville; and also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia L. (Tannehill) Bartholomai (2006), whom he married May 20, 1972; brother, George W. “Bill” Bartholomai (2011); brother-in-law, Tom Zitney (2003); and father-in-law, Ronald Tannehill (1998). Family and friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday in the PUAL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville, with full military rites accorded at graveside by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Charles Bernard BARTHOLOMAI (1931-2006)

Charles Bernard Bartholomai, 75, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, in Laurel Ridge Care Center, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born April 2, 1931, in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late George and Catherine Hartz Bartholomai. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mold maker for Anchor Hocking Glass. Charles was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, Fairview Club, South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club, Hutchinson Sportsman's Club, and South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by a son, Chares John Bartholomai and wife, Susan, of Newtonville, N.J.; a daughter, Catherine Chapman and husband, Stanley, of Connellsville; two grandchildren: Tara Bartholomai and Stanley Chapman, Jr.; three great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews; two brothers: John R. and George Bartholomai; and his loving companion, Edna Hunt, of Connellsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Corrine Bartholomai (1994), four sisters, and two brothers.

Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Saturday from 4 until 6:30 p.m., the Hour of the Blessing Service, with Rev. Father Dennis Bogusz, officiating. Interment Service will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, October 6, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Ewaldina 'Dena' BARTHOLOMAI ( -2005)

Ewaldina (Dena) Bartholomai, 78, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in her residence comforted by her family. She was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School, Fayette County, Pa., class of 1945 and was a loving homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, John Bartholomai; eight children: Gloria Copeland and husband, Bill, Karen Brown and husband, Keith both of South Connellsville, Janet Whittaker and husband, Mark of Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa., Donna Benzio and husband, Ben of Connellsville, Cheryl Chicotella and husband, Dennis of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., John Bartholomai, Jr. and wife, Jeanne of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., Ronald Bartholomai and Keith Bartholomai and wife, Shannon both of South Connellsville; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Kosisko and wife, Evelyn of New Jersey; several step grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, November 16, 2005

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


John 'Shine' R. BARTHOLOMAI (1925-2010)

South Connellsville — John R. "Shine" Bartholomai, 84, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette. He was born April 29, 1925, in Connellsville, a son of the late George R. and Catherine Hartz Bartholomai. He was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale. Prior to his retirement, John worked as a mold maker for Anchor Hocking Glass Co. for more than 41 years. He was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin. He served in the Army during World War II, was past president of the South Connellsville Borough Council and past union president and group leader of the mold shop at Anchor Hocking Glass.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Gloria Copeland and husband, Bill, of South Connellsville, Karen Brown (late husband Keith), of South Connellsville, Janet Whittaker and husband, Mark, of Bullskin Township, Donna Benzio and husband, Ben, of Connellsville, Cheryl Chicotella and husband, Dennis, of Greensburg, John Bartholomai, Jr. and wife, Jeanne, of Dunbar, Ronald Bartholomai, of South Connellsville, and Keith Bartholomai and wife, Shannon, of South Connellsville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Shine was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ewaldina (Kosisko) Bartholomai; brothers, James, George, Anthony and Charles Bartholomai; and sisters, Louise Stuck, Sister Bernice Bartholomai, OSB, Mary Agnes Cross and Madelyn Bartholomai.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Private interment and committal services will be held at St. John's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, East Huntingdon Township.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Marcia Louise BARTHOLOMAI (1953-2006)

South Connellsville — Marcia Louise Bartholomai, 52, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at her residence. She was born July 10, 1953, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Patricia (Bybel) Tannehill and the late Ronald Tannehill (Oct. 19, 1998). Marcia was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1971. She was a long time employee of the Connellsville Area School District cafeteria program, and also worked for Erwin's Comet Drive-in and Flea Market. Marcia enjoyed vacations with her family at Ocean City, Md., and Benezette, Pa. (Elk County).

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Anthony "Dutch" Bartholomai, Jr., whom she married May 20, 1972; three daughters, Jennifer Baldwin and husband, Chris, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Beth Geary and husband, Steve, of Connellsville, and Amy Bartholomai and fiance, John Zimmerman, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, Matthew Bartholomai, of South Connellsville; grandchildren, Alexis Brooke Geary and Matthew Baldwin; a brother, Fred Tannehill and wife, Wendy, of Connellsville; a sister, Christine Pritts, of South Connellsville; and also numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Anthony "Pork" Bartholomai, Sr. (March 17, 1997).

Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, March, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Dorothy Hughes Bryner BARTHOLOW Headstone (1915-1987)

Dorothy Hughes Bartholow, 73, of Dunbar, RD 2, died Friday at Highlands Hospital and health Center in Connellsville. She was born June 6, 1915 in Dunbar, the daughter of the late Eking and Anna Blacka Hughes. She was a retired practical nurse with Emerson Nursing home. She was a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are her husband, Robert; one daughter, Peggy Phelan of Uniontown; two stepsons, Bob Bartholow of Dunbar and Henry Bartholow of Clarksville, WV; one stepdaughter, Pearl Hardy of Dunbar and one grandson.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Sheepy Bryner in 1960 and one sister Betty Hughes Cooper in 1981.

Burial in Mt Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 11, 1987

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Frank Carroll BARTHOLOW (1866-1950)

FRANK C. BARTHOLOW

Frank Carroll Bartholow, 84, died at his home at Furnace Hill, Dunbar at 1:30 o'clock this morning. He was born in Baltimore, Md., January 1, 1866. He was last employed as a salesman with the C.F. Adams Company of Pittsburgh and lived in the Dunbar vicinity for the past 40 years, going there from McKeesport. Surviving are a son, Robert Bartholow; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The body was taken to Burhans funeral home at Dunbar where it may be viewed after 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral service will be held there at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Clyde Gibson of Dunbar officiating. Internment will be in Franklin Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December 23, 1950, page 2, column 5

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Patricia E BARTKO (1960-2004)

In loving memory of Patricia E. Bartko, 44 years of Smithfield, Pa., who died and went to her eternal rest on Saturday, March 20, 2004 while in Ruby Memorial Hospital. ”Patty" will always be remembered for her courage in facing many physical challenges during her 44 years of life. She kept her strong faith in God and was a loving and compassionate person to all. We send her to eternal rest taking our deep love and respect with her for a life well lived. She was born January 9, 1960 in Uniontown, Pa. She was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance and The Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She was employed at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, as a Unit Clerk for 23 years until she had to retire in 2003 due to her prolonged illness. Patty also enjoyed making crafts and raising and loving her cats.

”Patty" was predeceased by her paternal and maternal grandparents and her father, Joseph Edward Bartko, Sr.

She is survived by her loving mother, Madonna Tate Bartko with whom she made her home; her loving sisters and brothers: Ann "Cook" Arbogast and husband Garland of Greensburg, Pa., Susan Kennison and husband Wayne of Haydentown, Pa., Karen Chapman and husband Robert of Auburn, Massachusetts, Joseph Bartko, Jr. and wife Martha of Scottdale, Pa., Daniel Bartko and wife Nancy of Smithfield, Pa., and Michael Bartko and wife Brenda of Haydentown, Pa. Also she was loved and adored by her several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

The Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, March 25, until 9 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church, Fairchance, with Rev. Fr. David J. Nazimek as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. Parish Wake Service on Thursday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home of Fairchance, Pa.


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

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


Rozella C. BARTKO (1927-2010)

Rozella C. Bartko, 82, of North Charleroi, Pa., passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010. She was born September 9, 1927, at Monessen, the daughter of the late William and Marie Flick Bartko. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, Pa. She loved to play her organ and travel. Rozella was employed at Mercy Hospital for 12 years as a Supervisor in the X-Ray Department. She was also employed at Mellon Bank for 15 years.

She is survived by four sisters: Mary LaVerne Steiner of Scottdale, Pa., Joan Timko of Perryopolis, Pa., Bernadine Arendash of Sheffield Village, Ohio and Beatrice Buchta of Monongahela, Pa.; two brothers: James Bartko of Sheffield Village, Ohio and Joseph Bartko of Westlake, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Bartko and Barbara Gardner and two brothers, William F. Bartko and Thomas Bartko.

Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, Pa., with Rev. Father Bob Lubic officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, January 19, 2010

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


William F. BARTKO (1924-2006)

Vanderbilt — William F. Bartko, 81, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. He was born June 12, 1924, in Monessen, Pa., a son of the late William J. and Marie Flick Bartko. William was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He is survived by three daughters, Debra Cutrell and husband, Kevin, of Acme, Fayette County, Pa., Donna Bartko, of Bridgeville, Pa., and Jennie Bartko, of Jefferson Hills, Allegheny County, Pa.; and a son, John Bartko, of Vanderbilt. He was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Brian, Ken and Ellen Cutrell. William also has six sisters, Mary LaVerne Steiner, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., Barbara Gardner, of Uniontown, Rozella Bartko, of North Charleroi, Washington County, Pa., Joan Timko, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., Bernadine Arendash, of Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Beatrice Buchta, of Monongahela, Pa.; and two brothers, James Bartko, of Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Joseph Bartko, of Westlake, Ohio. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene Bartko; a sister, Martha Bartko; and a brother, Tom Bartko.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St., Perryopolis. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Father John T. Euker as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to SPHS Aging Services, 226 McKean Ave., Charleroi, Washington County, PA 15022.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 23, 2006

Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino < SFFoster at aol.com>


bullet Mrs. Susan Clark BARTLETT died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MRS. SUSAN CLARK BARTLETT
Mrs. Susan Clark Bartlett, aged 96, a native of Uniontown and a daughter of the late William and Susan Heslet Clark, died Tuesday, July 23, 1935, in the family residence, 525 South Main street, Washington, Pa. She was the widow of Edward Bartlett who died in 1903.
Mrs Bartlett was formerly a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here where she was baptized and during the observance of the 100th anniversary of that congregation was in attendance. Her parents were charter members of the local church.
Surviving are three children, Clark T. Bartlett, of Washington, Pa., Harry and Miss Helen Bartlett, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Emily Walters, of Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles Hempstead, of New Salem, preceded her in death sometime ago.
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the residence in charge of the Episcopal minister. Burial in the Washington cemetery.
July 25 1935