Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Agnes I. Dennis HARDY (1934-2008)

Agnes I. Hardy
Dunbar

Agnes I. Dennis Hardy, 74, of Dunbar (Little Summit), died Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1934, a daughter of the late Lee and Emma Lou Bell Dennis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Hardy; a brother, Alvie Dennis; and sisters, Ruth Malik and Alice Summey. She is survived by her daughter, Viola McCune and her husband, Donald, of Dunbar; three grandchildren, Noah Hardy and Sarah and Terry McCune; and a sister, LeeEtta Hamilton, of Dunbar. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, 724-277-8514, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will be in Bowman-Flatwood Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Anna HARDY (1870-1896)

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

Anna Hardy

White, female, 26 years old, married
   Cause of death–Consumption, sick 1 month
   Born–Dunbar, 1870
   Died–May 12, 1896, Dunbar Furnace
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 70, line 301

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Beth J. Smith HARDY (1942-2008)

Beth J. Hardy

Beth J. Hardy, 65, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, February 10, 2008, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born November 21, 1942, in Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Wylie E. and Mildred Urch Smith. Mrs. Hardy was a graduate of Brownsville High School, in Fayette County, Pa., and she received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania. She retired from the Westinghouse Waltz Mill Plant, and attended the Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., where she taught the Ever Faithful Sunday School Class. She was also active in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches. She was past treasurer of the Women's Missionary Prayer Fellowship at the Uniontown CMA Church, and past secretary of the Leaseholders at the Mahaffey CMA Church Camp. She was also a former member of the Uniontown Business and Professional Women.

Mrs. Hardy is survived by her husband, William Edward Hardy; four children: Bonnie Green, of Greensburg, Rebecca Lynn Broadwater and her husband, Rick, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., William E. Hardy, II, and his wife, Lori Stormville, of New York, and Brad Allan Hardy, United States Navy Ret. and his wife, Gillian, of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren; her siblings: Marie Pugh and her husband, Thomas, of York, Pa., Marjorie DeBord, of Massillon, Ohio, Robert Smith and his wife, Janet, of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa., Nelson Smith and his wife, Joyce, of Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., and Kathryn DeBord and her husband, Fred, of Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa. Additional viewing will take place on Wednesday in the ALBRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, South Connellsville, Pa., from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. in the Church, with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton, officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa.

To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 12, 2008

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Camella T. Grass HARDY ( -2009)

Camella T. Grass Hardy, age 83, who had been employed as a Sales Associate at the former Ames Department Store, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 at home.

Survivors: Daughter: Anita Welty and husband Larry; Son, John Hardy (companion Brenda); Grandchildren Leslie Brooks, John Hardy Jr., Jamie Hardy; several Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandchild; Nieces, Nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Wednesday, August 19, until 9:30 a.m. BURHANS-CROUSE, Dunbar.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, August 17, 2009

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Charles Valandingham HARDY Stone  (1864-1955)

Dunbar Resident
Is Honored At 91

   Deserved honors have come to Charles Valandingham Hardy of Hardy Hill, Dunbar. Special church services and a large family gathering marked his 90th anniversary. Testimonial services were held Sunday for Mr. Hardy in the Franklin Memorial Methodist church of Dunbar, of which he is a member. He was honored both during the Sunday School hour and at the morning worship services. That evening, a family dinner was held at his home and the next night the Hardy homestead was the scene of a party. Mr. Hardy, referred to throughout the church program as “Granddad Hardy,” was born August 29, 1864 on the Geisler farm, between Dunbar and Leisenring. His parents were Henry and Eliza Jane McDowell Hardy. When he was still a baby, the family moved to Dunbar and he attended winter terms at the Furnace school. He worked in the old ore mine nearby, carried iron at the Furnace company for 20 years, was road superintendent of Dunbar township for six years and road boss for three years. Today, at the age of 90, Mr. Hardy is still active on his farm and reports that he had “a fine garden” this year. He was married March 13, 1889 to Sarah Stull, who is deceased. Six of his nine children are still living, and they all reside at Dunbar—Earl, Mrs. Ella Porter, Albert, Mrs. Rosalie Hughes, Charles, and Mrs. Gladys Emerson. He has 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Emerson, live with him on the old homestead. Mr. Hardy has been a member of Franklin Memorial church since 1867. But when asked what church offices he’s held, he answered, “I have held no office; I have only been a good church member.”

   The church services in his honor included favorite hymns, scriptures and testimonials. The pastor, Rev. George A. Smith, opened the service. After congregational singing of the hymn, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” Samuel Speight, preacher and Sunday school class leader let responsive reading from John and the prayer. The choir sang the anthem “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” and Regina Pope presented a piano solo, “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” The junior choir sang “In the Garden” and the congregation, “Blessed Assurance.” Tributes to Mr. Hardy were then given by Mr. Speight; George Hughes, Sr., church lay leader; Mrs. Paul Speight, conference representative and president of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service; Edwin Baker, Sunday school superintendent; Herbert Clawson, chairman of the Christian Stewardship committee, and Mrs. Clawson, chairman of the music committee. Rev. Smith sang a solo, “The Ninety and Nine,” accompanied by Mrs. Smith, and the closing hymn, “He Leadeth Me,” preceded the benediction and prayer. The former choir, composed of Mrs. I. L. Kimmel, Mrs. C. H. Murray, Mrs. Gladys Emerson, Mrs. Edward Worsell, and Mr. and Mrs. Alec Porter, sand the hymn, “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning.” Prior to the worship service, Mr. Hardy was honored during the Sunday school hour and presented with two gifts. Members of his immediate family attending the services were Mrs. Alwilda Hardy Dozier, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hardy and daughter, Jane; Mr. and Mrs. Alec Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hardy and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Hughes and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hardy, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Clawson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Moyer and children, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harvey and son, Ella Mae Hardy and Kenny Clark, all of Dunbar; and Mr. and Mrs. Earl P. Hardy and children of Johnstown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 2, 1954, page 6, column 2


HARDY, CHARLES V.— Aged 91, died Sunday, December 11, 1955 at 6:35 a.m. in his home, Hardy Hill, Dunbar. Born in Dunbar township, August 29, 1864, he was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Jane McDowell Hardy. He was a life resident of Dunbar township and a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. He is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Alex Porter, Mrs. George Hughes, Mrs. Lester Emerson, Earl Albert and Charles Hardy, all of Dunbar; one brother and one sister, John A. Hardy, Elwood City, Mrs. Alwilda Dozier, St. Louis, Mo.; seventeen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late residence until Wednesday at 11 a.m. and in the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. J. D. Schrecengost officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 12, 1955, page 2, column 7

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Clarence HARDY (1903-1904)

Lawrence HARDY (1903-1904)

FROM NEARBY TOWNS
DUNBAR

   The other infant twin child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hardy died on Wednesday night. The twins some time ago contracted the measles, which later turned to pneumonia and one of them succumbed to the disease the first of the week, so the loss of the other one makes it very much sadder. The funeral occurred at the home of the parents. The family has the sympathy of the community in their great loss.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, May 7, 1904, page 2, column 2, paragraph 3


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

Clarence Hardy

White, male, 13 months old, twin brother of Lawrence
   Cause of death–Whooping Cough, sick 7 days
   Born–March 23, 1903, Dunbar
   Died–May 6, 1904
   Buried–Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar
   Father–Harry Hardy, Jr.
   Mother–Margaret Miller Hardy


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 104, line 331

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Dale E. HARDY (1914-1966)

HARDY, DALE E.— Age 52 years, of Normalville, R.D. 1, Pa., died at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 1966, at the Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born at Royal, Pa., January 23, 1914, the son of the late Walter S. and Maude Mae Jordan Hardy. He was an employee of the Baughman Garage, Connellsville. He is survived by his wife, Sarah G. Hardy; one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Mansberry, Sandusky, Ohio; one step-son, Edward Grimm, Acme, Pa.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Hardy, Parma Heights, Ohio, Thomas E. Hardy, Uniontown; four half-brothers, Herbert, Waynesburg, Donald, Windom, Ohio, Norman P., Bobtown, and Robert L., with the U.S. Army in Viet Nam; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Dalton, Lakeland, Fla.; a half-sister, Mrs. Grace Davidson, Bobtown. He was predeceased by two brothers, and one sister. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, after 1 p.m. today, where services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the Mt. Auburn cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 8, 1966, page 6, column 7

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Dora C. HARDY (1881-1899)

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

Dora C. Hardy

White, female, 16 years old
   Cause of death–Consumption, sick 1 year
   Born–February 16, 1881, Dunbar
   Died–January 20, 1899
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar
   Father–Edmund Hardy
   Mother–Mary Hardy


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 71, line 320

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Earl HARDY (1890-1965)

EARL HARDY

Earl Hardy, 74, of Second Street, Speer Hill, Dunbar, died unexpectedly at 5:25 p.m. Monday at the Connellsville State Hospital. He was born July 26, 1890, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late Charles and Sarah Stull Hardy. He was a WW I veteran and a member of the Hughes Post No 146, American Legion, of Dunbar, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. He had been associated with the Hardy and Porter Flour & Feed Mill for 40 years prior his retirement about eight years ago.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mae Porter Hardy; a son, Earl P. of Johnstown; a daughter, Miss Jane A. Hardy at home; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Porter, Mrs. George Hughes and Mrs. Lester Emerson of Dunbar, and a brother, Charles of Dunbar.

The body will be at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar from 7 p.m. today until noon Thursday, and will be in the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, the hour of service. The Rev. Ellsworth Crispens and the Rev. Wendell Harford will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 2, 1965, page 13, column 4

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Edith P. HARDY ( -1924)

Dunbar News

Edith Hardy Buried

Funeral services for Edith P. Hardy aged 5 years, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Blair Hardy took place at the parents home on Monday afternoon. Rev. W.S. Hamilton of the M.P. Church officiated. “When He Cometh" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus were sung. Charles Hair. Robert Hall. Wilbur Hardy and Raymond Provance acted as pallbearers. Internment took place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The child died in the parental home on Friday following an illness of pneumonia.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 18, 1924

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Eleanor Braxton HARDY ( -1934)

ELEANOR B. HARDY

   Mrs. Eleanor Braxton Hardy, died at her home in Searight avenue Monday night, July 23, 1934, at 9:30 o'clock of a complication of diseases. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 24, 1934, page 5, column 4


HARDY FUNERAL SERVICES

   The funeral services for Mrs. Evaline B. Hardy, who died Monday evening, will be held at the A. M. E. Zion church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock in charge of Rev. Ray Smith. Mrs. Hardy is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Griffith, Mrs. Julia Goins and Mrs. Pauline Crable and one son, Dalzell Braxton, also two sisters, Mrs. Marie Williams, Newark, N. J., and Mrs. Emma Johnson, Charleston, W. Va., and two brothers, James Simpson, Rhodesville, Va., and Charles Simpson, Morgantown, W. Va. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 26, 1934, page 2, column 4

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Elizabeth HARDY ( -1918)

MRS. ELIZABETH HARDY

Mrs. Elizabeth Hardy, 74 years old, one of the oldest and best known residents of Dunbar, died yesterday morning at her home on Hardy hill of apoplexy. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence, with Rev. Darnell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church of Dunbar, and Rev. T. M. Gladden of Turtle Creek, a former pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn cemetery. Funeral Director J. T. Burhans will have charge. Mrs. Hardy for many years had resided at Dunbar and was highly esteemed by her wide circle of friends. She is survived by four children; William R., of Hardy hill; Laura B., at home; Dr. Irvin Hardy of Morgantown, and Mrs. Fred C. Smith of Hardy hill.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 1, 1918, page 2, column 5

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Elizabeth J. HARDY (1960-2009)

Elizabeth J. Hardy
Connellsville

Elizabeth Jane "Betty Boop" Hardy, 49, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born May 22, 1960, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Lawrence Sr. and Anna Mae McQuade. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring. She was a lifelong resident of Connellsville, attending Connellsville Senior High School and graduating in 1978. She was employed as a manager of the Mile Marker Cafe for the past 10 years. Betty was a member of VFW Post 21, Fairview Club and FOE 493, all of Connellsville. She enjoyed floating on the Yough River, cooking and taking care of her cat, Oreo. She is survived by five sisters, Mary Ann Johns and her husband, Dennis, of Pittsburgh, Patty Leichliter and her husband, Earl "Bud", Terry Leichliter and her husband, Jim, Peggy Bassin and her husband, John, and Cathy McQuade; and a brother, Lawrence "Macky" McQuade, all of Connellsville; eight nieces a nd nephews; and several great-nieces and - nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Terry Ray Hardy; a sister, Colleen Rose Nickelson; and a nephew, James Leichliter Jr. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Bonafed officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Elizabeth Jane HARDY (1838-1915)

MRS. ELIZA HARDY

Following an illness of pneumonia Mrs. Eliza Hardy, 82 years old, widow of Henry Hardy, died Tuesday morning, at her home in Dunbar. Funeral from home, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock and from the Methodist Protestant Church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Theodore Darnell, the pastor and Rev. T. M. Gladden of Turtle Creek, a former pastor will officiate. Internment at Franklin Township * (buried in Franklin Cemetery Dunbar)

Mrs. Hardy had resided in Dunbar for a number of years and was widely and favorably known in that community. Her husband died about 12 years ago. The following children survive; Mrs. Emma Devaul of Hazelwood; Charles Hardy and Mrs. Ella Myers of Dunbar, John A. Hardy of Penn Station, and Mrs. Henry Dozier of St. Louis. Twenty-two grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Notes from contributor: *Mrs. Hardy’s legal name Elizabeth Jane, born 11 Mar 1838 in Dunbar daughter of Andrew McDowell and Jean Beal McDowell. Husband Henry Hardy, born 8 Aug 1830, died 22 June 1906, buried Franklin Cemetery Dunbar.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 11, 1915

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Emory HARDY Stone  (1903-1932)

TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN CROSSING CRASH
WEST PENN CAR
HITS VEHICLE AT
WOOD’S CROSSING

Emory Hardy, Dunbar, Fatally
Injured, as Trolley Knocks
Truck Across 7-Foot Creek

CAR STAYS ON TRACKS

   Emory Hardy, 30, of Dunbar, was instantly killed Friday morning about 11:20 o’clock when a truck owned by Hardy and Porter, feed and grain dealers of Dunbar, and driven by the dead man, was struck by a West Penn street car at Wood’s Crossing, near Mount Braddock. The street car, enroute from Uniontown to Connellsville with Harry Decker, of Connellsville, as motorman, is reported to have struck the rear end of the truck tossing it across a nearby creek, approximately seven feet wide. Hardy is reported to have been thrown from the truck by the impact but the vehicle stopped in such a manner that he was pinned beneath the automobile. West Penn officials last night reported that none of the passengers were in the least harmed in the crash and that the car was not derailed in the accident.

   He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Corrigan Hardy; five children, Eleanor, Annabelle, Ella May, Doris and Donald, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hardy, and the following brothers and sisters; Earl, Mrs. Alex Porter, Albert, Mrs. George Hughes, Charles and Miss Grace, all of Dunbar. Mr. Hardy was a member and a trustee of the Dunbar Methodist Protestant church and a teacher of the Helper Sunday School class of that congregation. Brief funeral services in charge of Rev. William Hamilton, Mr. Hardy’s pastor, will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Additional services will follow in the church at 2:30. Burial in church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 23, 1932, page 1, column 7,
continued to page 3, column


Throngs at Funeral
Service on Sunday
For Emory Hardy

  DUNBAR, Jan. 25— Final tribute was paid to the memory of Emory Hardy yesterday afternoon at the Methodist Protestant Church. Hundreds of persons attended the services. The church was filled to capacity and many were forced to remain outside. Mr. Hardy was killed on Friday morning when a West Penn street car struck the truck in which he was riding at Woods Crossing at Mount Braddock. He was about 29 years of age and was a life-long resident of Dunbar, always residing on Hardy Hill. A member of the Methodist Protestant Church, he served as a trustee and taught the Helpers Class in Sunday School. Mr. Hardy is survived by his widow, Emma Corrigan Hardy, five small children, Eleanor, Annabelle, Ella May, Doris and Donald, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hardy, and the following brothers and sisters, Earl, Mrs. Alex Porter, Albert, Mrs. George Hughes, Charles and Miss Gladys, all of Dunbar. Rev. W. S. Hamilton and Rev. Beard R. Wylie officiated. A male quartet composed of William Griffith, William, Thomas M. Sheraw and J. C. Jobes, rendered the following selections: “Traveling Home, Jesus, Savior Pilot Me, and Nearer My God To Thee.” Mrs. J. C. Jobes was at the piano. Floral tributes were many and beautiful and represented the high esteem in which his fellow men regarded him. Pallbearers were his brothers, Earl, Charles, and Albert Hardy, his brothers-in-law, Alex Porter and George Hughes, and Roy McDowell of Pittsburgh. Mr. Hardy was laid to rest in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 25, 1932, page 5, column 6

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Florence G. Hair HARDY Stone  (1905-1992)

FLORENCE G. HARDY

   Florence G. Hair Hardy, 86, of Dunbar, died Sunday September 6, 1992, at Izzo Personal Care Home, Dunbar. She was born December 21, 1905, in Dunbar, a daughter of Joseph Thomas & Nancy Ellen Hair. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, Dunbar, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George K. (Lois Jean) Clark Jr. of Lower Burrell and Mrs. Jacob (Betty Rae) Moyer of Dunbar; two sisters, Margaret Hall and Nan Hair, both of Connellsville; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hardy, Jr. on September 6, 1970; four brothers Walter Hair, Daniel Hair, James Hair, and William Hair. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, September 8, 1992

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George HARDY Stone  (1877-1950)

GEORGE HARDY

   George Hardy, 73, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Earl Snowden, in 59 South Gallatin avenue, Uniontown, at 10 o'clock Friday morning. He was born at Dunbar, June 21, 1877, a son of the late John and Margaret Martin Hardy. Surviving are a brother, Springer of Dunbar, and two sisters, Mrs. Amy Breakiron and Mrs. Olou Elsey of Dunbar. The funeral service will be held at the Burhans funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. W. A. Linaberger, Jr., pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 9, 1950, page 2, column 4

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George C. HARDY (1896-1897)

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

George C. Hardy

White, male, 1 year, 18 days old
   Cause of death–Congestion of the lungs, sick 9 days
   Born–September 12, 1896, Hopwood
   Died–October 1, 1897, Monarch
   Buried–Oak Grove Cemetery
   Father–Giprow Hardy
   Mother–Jennie Hardy


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 73, line 365

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George W. HARDY Stone  (1861-1896)

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

George W. Hardy

White, male, 36 years old, single
   Cause of death–Typhoid Fever, sick 3 weeks
   Born–December 1, 1861, New Haven
   Died–April 17, 1896, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery
   Father–John Hardy
   Mother–Margaret "Meg" Martin Hardy


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 70, line 320

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Harry S. HARDY ( -1944)

HARDY, HARRY S.— Funeral services will be held from the late home, Dearth Works, R.D. 4 Uniontown Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev H.G. Renspel, pastor of the First Bretheran Church, Uniontown, officiating. Burial will follow in Sylvan heights Cemetery under the direction of C.B. Dearth & Sons Funeral Home, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 9, 1944, page 11, column 5

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Helen Mae HARDY Stone  (1927-1930)

Dunbar Baby Dies.

   Helen May Hardy, in her third year, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hardy, died last evening at the family home at Dunbar at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening. In addition to her parents, one brother, Earl Porter Hardy, survives. The funeral service will be held at the late home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 10, 1930, page 2, column 2


HELEN MAE HARDY

   Helen Mae Hardy, aged three, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hardy, of Dunbar, Wednesday evening at 6:30, July 9, 1930, of complications. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Earl Porter Hardy, at home. Funeral service will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Hamilton will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Auburn cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 11, 1930, page 11, column 3

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Henry HARDY Stone  (1863-1932)

HENRY HARDY DIES
AT HOME NEAR DUNBAR

   Henry Hardy, 68 years old, died Friday night at his home near Dunbar from complications. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Amy Breakiron and Mrs. Olive Elsey, both of Dunbar, George Hardy, at home, Springer Hardy of Poland, Greene county. Mr. Hardy was a life-long resident of Dunbar and was widely known in that community. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of Dunbar, will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 23, 1932, page 6, column 1


Brother, Sister
Are Willed Estate
Of Dunbar Farmer

  UNIONTOWN, Sept. 22— Leaving his home located in the road leading to Cow Track Rock in Dunbar township to his brother George and the home in which his sister, Amy Breakiron, resides in the same road, to her, the will of the late Henry Hardy was probated by Register of Wills George C. Brown, Wednesday. The will was dated November 3, 1931, and further left any cash possessions to his brother. Hardy, well known to the residents of Dunbar township in his lifetime, died April 27 last. Valuation of the estate was given in excess of $1,000.

Notes from contributor:
   Father—John Hardy
   Mother—Margaret Martin Hardy


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, September 22, 1932, page 1, column 3

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Infant HARDY ( -1906)

Live News Items from Nearby Towns
DUNBAR

Events of the Day in the Busy Furnace Town

DUNBAR, July 23.— The infant child of Samuel Hardy died last Saturday morning after an illness of but a few days’ duration. Incidents surrounding the life of the little one are of a rather peculiar nature. The child was born at the Uniontown Hospital, where the mother had been taken a short while before suffering from burns from the effects of which she died shortly after the birth of the child. It will be remembered by many that Mrs. Hardy was engaged in the burning of some rubbish about the home, where they lived, when her clothing was burned off her body. So horrible were her burns that she was unable to withstand the suffering and died a few days after being taken to the hospital. The community expresses their deepest sympathy for the bereaved parent. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, July 23, 1906, page 2, column 1

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Irvin Blair HARDY (1898-1951)

IRVIN B. HARDY

   Irwin Blair Hardy, 53, died at his home in Dunbar at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning after a lingering illness. He was born at Dunbar September 28, 1898, a son of Mrs. Rose Martin Hardy and the late William Hardy. He was a millwright for the Dunbar Corporation. Surviving are his mother, his widow, Mrs. Ruby Leapline Hardy; three sons, James of Dunbar, William of Connellsville and Robert at home; a daughter, Mrs. Iva Bodkin at home; four grandchildren; a brother, Wilbur of Dunbar, and four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hair, Mrs. Ethel Hall, Mrs. Violet Long and Mrs. Florence Baer of Dunbar. The body was taken to the home. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 2 o'clock followed by additional rites in the Dunbar First Baptist Church with Rev. Brooks Henry, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 23, 1951, page 2, column 3

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Isaac HARDY ( -1880)

Deaths

  HARDY— At Dunbar, September 12th, 1880, Isaac Hardy, aged 89 years and one month. The deceased was born and raised in this county, and had always been known as an honest and upright citizen.


The Republic Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 16, 1880

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Isaac HARDY ( -1924)

ISAAC HARDY

Isaac Hardy, 64 years old, of Dunbar died of asthma Friday evening at 8 o’clock at his home. He is survived by his wife, Alice, eight daughters and three sons, also three sisters and one brother. He was a life time resident of Dunbar and was a cousin to William R. Hardy who died Thursday evening at his home at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 8, 1924, page 2, column 4

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James Allen HARDY ( -1939)

JAMES A. HARDY

   James Allen Hardy, 60, stable boss at Dearth for the past 27 years, died at his home at Dearth Tuesday morning, January 17, 1939, at 11 o’clock following an illness of pneumonia. He is survived by four children, Margaret at home; Mrs. Frances Hiles, Edgar and Harry of Dearth; a sister, Mrs. Stella Baker of Dunbar, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in Franklin cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 18, 1939, page 4, column 3


HARDY SERVICES

   Rev. William Clough, pastor of the First Brethren church, Uniontown, will officiate at the rites for James Allen Hardy, who died Tuesday morning in his home at Dearth. Services will be held in the family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar. Deceased was preceded in death 13 years by his wife, Mary Martin Hardy. Surviving are four children; Margaret, at home, Mrs. Frances Hiles, Edgar and Harry, of Dearth; a sister, Mrs. Stella Baker, Dunbar and 11 grand-children.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 19, 1939, page 9, column 3

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James Edwin 'Farmer' HARDY Stone  (1929-1996)

JAMES HARDY

   James Edwin (Farmer) Hardy, 67, of Dunbar, R. D. 1 (Little Summit), died Friday, Sept. 27, 1996 at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born March 24, 1929, in Mabel, Pa., a son of the late Springer and Gertrude Wilson Hardy. He was a retired employee of the Anchor Glass Corp. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers Club of Pennsylvania and was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by a daughter, Viola Hardy; a sister, Leona Fike of Little Summit; a grandson, Noah Hardy of Connellsville; a granddaughter, Sarah McCune of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, Dunbar. Interment at Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 28, 1996

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James M. HARDY (1841-1917)

James M Hardy, son of Isaac and Sarah Wilhelm Hardy, was born in Dunbar in 1841. He is a contractor and is still engaged in this line of business in Dunbar. In business matters he is a very energetic man, and he has been actively interested in educational efforts. He served in Fayette County both as school director and as director of the poor, holding one or other of these offices for several terms. He is a democrat, and his religious belief is that of the Methodist Protestant Church.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Keffer, born at Dunbar, PA, in 1843, daughter of Adam Keffer. Children: W.R. now living in Fairmont, WV; Irvin, of whom more later; Bessie May, married Frederick J. Smith, they live in Dunbar; Laura B., living at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, date not given

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James Robert 'Hap' HARDY Stone  (1935-2003)

   James Robert "Hap" Hardy, 67, of Dunbar, Pa., died Sunday, March 30, 2003 at Mountain View, Greensburg, Pa. He was born August 31, 1935 in Dunbar, Pa., a son of the late William Hardy Jr. and Edna Mae Singfield Hardy. He was employed as a custodian and a truck driver for Penn Dot, was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church of Dunbar, a member of the Methodist Men, a life member of the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department and Odd Fellow of Connellsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frank Hardy and Don Hardy and a sister, Audrey Cottom. He is survived by his wife Virginia McGinnis FitzGerald Hardy; children, Thomas FitzGerald and wife Juanita of Harrisburg, Paul FitzGerald and wife Hilda of Dunbar, Julie Hammaker and husband Paul of Connellsville; a sister and brother Lola Stillwagon of Connellsville and William Edward Hardy of Connellsville; six grandsons; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHAN S-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. the hour of the funeral service in the Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Go directly to the church on Wednesday. Interment will follow in Old Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department will conduct Memorial Services this evening at 7 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 1, 2003

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John HARDY (1835-1898)

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

John Hardy

White, male, 63 years old, married, laborer
   Cause of death–Heart Disease
   Born–1835, Dunbar
   Died–August 20, 1898, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 74, line 254

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John B. HARDY (1950-2011)

   John B. Hardy, 61 of Dunbar, Pa. died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at home. He was born March 11, 1950 in Dunbar, Pa., Son of the late James E. Hardy and the late Camilla (Grass) Hardy. He was a member of Dunbar Historical Society and St. Aloysius R.C. Church and was a Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with the Army. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor - Allegheny Power. Surviving are fiancée' Brenda Solomon; sister Anita Welty and husband Larry, Mt. Pleasant: children: John Hardy, Jr., Greensburg, Jamie Hardy, Youngwood and Leslie Brooks, Dunbar; Step-Son David Solomon, Dunbar; Niece Mandy Welty, Mt. Pleasant; Several Grandchildren and one Great- Grandchild. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH FOR THE SERVICE. Mass will be at ST. ALOYSIUS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Dunbar, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with Msgr. J. Edward McCullough officiating


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 13, 2011

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John Robert HARDY (1910-1988)

   John Robert Hardy, 78, of Dumber, R. D. 1 (Little-Summit), Pa., died Monday at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville, Pa. He was born May 3, 1910 at Dunbar, Pa., a son of the late Springer and Gertrude Wilson Hardy. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army. He was a retired Civil Service worker for New York state. Surviving are his wife, Verdie Hardy; a daughter, Freida Steele, of Buffalo, N.Y.; four sons, John Robert Hardy, Jr., at home, Albert S. and Richard O. Hardy, both of Little Summit, and Paul E. Hardy, of Hamburg, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Leona Fike, of Little Summit, and a brother, James E. Hardy, of Little Summit.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May 30, 1988

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Laura HARDY ( -1944)

MRS. HARDY'S FUNERAL

 The funeral service for Mrs. Laura Hardy, 77 of Dunbar, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the James T. Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar in charge of Rev. William S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar of which she was a member. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. Mrs. Hardy is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Paul E. Miller; one grandchild, Paul Frederick, one foster grandchild, Corporal Robert E. Miller; one sister, Mrs. Fred C. Smith of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 26, 1944, page 2, column 2

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Lewis HARDY Stone  (1845-1914)

LEWIS HARDY

Lewis Hardy, 69 years old, died on Wednesday at his home on Hardy Hill, Dunbar, following a lingering illness. Funeral from the house on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with internment in Franklin Cemetery. Rev. D. R. Minerd will officiate. Mr. Hardy was born at Dunbar January 1, 1845, and spent all his life there. He was the son of Isaac and Sarah Wilhelm Hardy and was a road supervisor for a number of years. His widow and several children and about 20 grandchildren survive.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried–Section F, Lot 111
   Served WW I–PVT., CO H 319 INF.
   Spouse–Martha Ellen Martin Hardy
   Children–William J., Sarah Hardy Bryner, Martha H. Hardy Thomas, Samuel,
    James, Emma Jane Hardy Coffman and Harry Hardy.
   Siblings–William James, Henry, James, Susan, Susannah, George W.,
    John, Mary Ann, Emanuel, Elizabeth, Isaac, Archable


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, July 9, 1914, page 5, column 7

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Maggie Gray HARDY ( -1906)

NEWS OF DUNBAR

Mrs. Samuel Hardy Dies Under
Distressing Circumstances

BURNED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO

DUNBAR, Jan. 2.— Mrs. Samuel Maggie Gray Hardy, died at the Uniontown Hospital at 3 o'clock Sunday morning after several weeks suffering from burns which she received while burning brush and rubbish in her yard, her clothing igniting from the flames of the fire. The deceased leaves a husband and two children. One child is two years of age and the other just a few days old. The funeral was conducted this afternoon from the St. John's Church, the Rev. T. S. Cartwright officiating. The interment was made in the Franklin Cemetery. The circumstances made it one of the saddest funerals to occur here in a long time. The community joins in expressing their sympathy for the bereaved friends and relatives.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, January 2, 1906, page 5, column 1

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Mariah HARDY ( -1925)

MRS. MARIAH HARDY

   Mrs. Mariah Hardy, wife of Allen Hardy and mother of Margaret, Carrie, Edward and Harry Hardy, died at her home at Dearth works on Sunday evening, April 26, 1935, from heart disease. She is survived by the above mentioned family, also by four brothers and one sister, Albert and William Martin of Dearth, Frank of Colonial No. 3 and Clyde Martin and Mrs. Harry Miller of Puritan works. Funeral services will be held at the house at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1925. Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–Gordon Martin
   Mother–Caroline Gray Martin
   Siblings–Harry, George, Elizabeth Brubaker, Frank
    Robert, William M. Albert, Clifton and Clyde


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 28, 1925, page 5, column 3

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Martha Washington HARDY (1901-1949)

MRS. WILLIAM HARDY

   Mrs. Martha Hardy, 44, of Dunbar, died at 7:45 o’clock this morning in a Uniontown hospital after a lingering illness. She was the wife of William Hardy. The body will be taken to the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar today.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 13, 1949, page 2, column 4


MRS. HARDY RITES

   The funeral service for Mrs. Martha Washington Hardy, 46, of Dunbar, who died at 7:45 o’clock Monday morning in a Uniontown hospital, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Rev. Paul Roth of Masontown will officiate. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery. Mrs. Hardy was born in Dunbar February 22, 1901, and resided there all her life. She was an invalid for the past 20 years. Surviving are her husband, William Hardy; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Thorpe of Smithfield; two step-children, John Hardy and Mrs. Mary Rafferty of Greensboro; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Smitley.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 14, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Mervin HARDY ( -1924)

MERVIN HARDY

Mervin Hardy, only child of George and Irene Swaney Hardy of Fairchance died Thursday from pneumonia following whooping cough. He was one year old. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock from the home with Rev. Harry Humbert of the Methodist Protestant church of Fairchance, officiating. The interment will be made in Percy Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 25, 1924, page 2, column 5

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Patricia B. HARDY (1932-2011)

Patricia B. Hardy
Johnstown

Patricia B. Hardy, 79, of Johnstown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Golden Living Center. Born June 17, 1932, in Dunbar, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Anna (Kelly) Baker. She was preceded in death by Dr. Richard Hardy; and sisters, Betty and Doris. She is survived by her children, Kim, Lynn, Mark and Kevin; grandson, Corey Thomas; brother, Jack Baker; nephew, Scott; niece, Susan; and special nieces and husbands, Linda and Bob Wilson and Sandy and John Cappa. She was buried Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Randolph E. 'Randy' HARDY ( -2002)

   Randolph E. "Randy" Hardy, 59, of Mount Braddock, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Connellsville, the son of Virginia (Halfhill) Balsley and the late Robert Hardy. Randy was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors greatly. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Paulette A. McLaughlin-Hardy; two daughters, Tammy Angel and husband, Albert of Uniontown, and Brenda Hardy of Mount Braddock; six grandchildren, Jennifer McBeth, Joshua and Zachary Livingston and Stephen, David and Heather Angel; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Halfhill of Lemont Furnace; and many special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, A Dignity Memorial Provider, today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, March 1, 2002, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor David Klinedinst and the Rev. Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2002, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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Randy Allen HARDY, II Stone  (1980-2002)

Randy Allen Hardy II
Scottdale

Randy Allen Hardy II, 21, of Scottdale, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at home. He was born Sept. 18, 1980, in Uniontown, son of Randy Allen and Diana Felton Hardy. He was a general construction painter, and was of the Protestant faith. He is also survived by two sisters, Dawn Hardy of Elliott City, Md., and Christina "Kissy" Richey and husband, Joshua, of Marion, N.C.; a nephew, Joshua Richey II; paternal grandmother, Erma Hardy Galasso of Connellsville; and maternal grandfather, Dale Felton of Scottdale. He was preceded by his paternal grandfather, William R. Hardy and his maternal grandmother, Louise Sargent Felton. Friends will be received at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Terry V. Murray officiating. Interment at Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 7, 2002

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Robert M. 'Bob' HARDY (1937-2010)

Robert M. Hardy
Dunbar

Robert M. "Bob" Hardy, 72, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Frick Hospital. He was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Dunbar, son of the late Blair Hardy and Ruby Leapline Hardy Liston. He was a member of Pechin Chapel, life member of the NRA, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed CB Communications. He retired as a mechanic/machinist from Anchor Hocking Cap, South Connellsville. Surviving are children, Coriena Garletts and husband, Jake, of Dunbar, and Robert Hardy Jr. and wife, Tina, of Dunbar; five grandsons, Web Garletts, of South Connellsville, Jerry Garletts and wife, Danya, of Connellsville, and Robby, Devon and Dakoda Hardy, all of Dunbar; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, William and James Hardy; and sisters, Iva Bodkin and Pearl Hardy. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 4, 2010

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Robert Neal HARDY (1962-1962)

ROBERT HARDY

   Robert Neal Hardy, 10-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hardy of Gaithersburg, Md., died Monday at his home. He was born Feb. 2. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, Donald, Thomas, and Randy, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hardy, Jr. of Dunbar. The funeral service was conducted Wednesday. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 15, 1962, page 23, column 2

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Roy HARDY Stone  (1894-1964)

ROY HARDY

   Roy Hardy, 69, of Dunbar, died Monday morning. He was born October 9, 1894, at Dunbar, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hardy. He was a World War One veteran, and a member of Hughes Post No. 146, American Legion, of Dunbar, and the Mount Braddock Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (LaVerne) Shultz of Connellsville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William Frank Hardy of Dunbar, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Brindle of Natrona Heights. The body is at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Lewis D. Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, with military rites at the gravesite by the Legion and V.F.W. posts


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 3, 1964, page 13, column 6

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Samuel HARDY Stone  (1883-1919)

SIX MEN RESCURED ALIVE
FROM MT. BRADDOCK MINE;
DEATH LIST HELD TO TWO

Four Entombed Over Night
Located This Morning
and in Good Condition
AIR PUMPS SAVED THEM

Had Retreated Miles From Pit Opening;
Dead Employees Gave Up Lives
in Effort to Afford Relief to Imprisoned
Workers; Mine Free of Men.

 The death list as the result of the collapse of a part of the burning surface into the Mount Braddock mine of W. J. Rainey yesterday morning stands at two, the victims being Samuel Hardy of Mount Braddock and Clyde Foltz of Dunbar, volunteer rescuers, whose bodies were recovered during the afternoon.
 The six men who were trapped in the mine yesterday morning have all been removed alive and are well on their way to recovery. Two men, John Cole and Herman Earhart were rescued last night and the remaining four were brought from the mine this morning at about 8:30 o’clock.
 No other men are in the mine, it was definitely announced at company offices in Uniontown. The four men brought from the mine this morning were located by the rescue teams about three miles back in the workings, just about under the town of Leisenring No. 1. The two brought out last night were found two miles back in the mine.
 The men rescued this morning are:
  FRANK LARGENT, Mount Braddock, married.
  CHARLES LURCH, Mount Braddock.
  ELMER MATTHEWS, assistant pit boss, Mount Braddock.
  JAMES RUSSELL, Mount Braddock.
 It was about 3:30 o’clock this morning when Lurch and Matthews were located and about an hour and a half later the rescue teams found Largent and Russell. The men were conscious when found and were talking with each other. They said they had been unconscious but that fresh air which reached them revived them. The men said they had become bewildered when trapped in the mine and did not know exactly where they were. The members of the rescue teams were greatly fatigued from their efforts as the oxygen in the tanks on their helmets had just about given out.
 A mine rescue car from Pittsburg arrived at the mine between 1 and 2 o’clock this morning. The train made the run from Greensburg to Mount Braddock in 35 minutes it is reported. The Leisenring No. 1 team had 14 men at the mine; the Orient team was made up of three and seven were there from Pittsburg.
 The men who had been trapped in the mine were an inspection party which started through the workings previous to the entrance of miners.
 The body of Clyde Foltz, a victim of the mine accident at Mount Braddock, was brought to Dunbar and removed to Funeral Director J. R. Foltz and prepared for burial. Last night it was taken to the home of the parents of the deceased, William C. and Minnie B. Foltz at Dunbar, from which place the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, followed by services at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant church at Dunbar. Rev. Theodore Darnell, the pastor, assisted by Rev. D. E. Minerd will officiate. Lodge No. 410, Junior Order United American Mechanics of Dunbar, of which Mr. Foltz was a member will have charge. The male quartet from the Methodist Episcopal church at Dunbar will sing.
 Mr. Foltz was born at Dunbar, April 18th, 1890, and had resided there all his life. He was well and favorably known in that community. October 22, 1916, he was married in Greensburg to Miss Thelma Ethel Robinson. He was tipple foreman at Mount Braddock for six years. In addition to his widow and parents Mr. Foltz is survived by the following brothers and sisters: David O., store manager at Mount Braddock; Mrs. Ralph V. Miller of near Indiana, Pa.; H. W. Foltz, attached to the United States Navy, stationed at Indian Head, Md.; Emma B., Stella M., Iola E., Janet R., Eleanor K. Foltz, all at home.
 Funeral services for Samuel Hardy, who was killed in the mine accident at Mount Braddock will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence at Mount Braddock, with Rev. D. E. Minerd and Rev. Theodore Darnell, both of Dunbar, officiating. Following the services the funeral party will leave Mount Braddock in a special street car for Dunbar where the interment will be made in Mount Auburn cemetery. Mr. Hardy was 36 years old. His widow, four children, Bertha, Emma, Mary and Harry Hardy, all at home, his mother, Mrs. Lewis Hardy of Dunbar, two brothers, W. J. and James Hardy, both of Dunbar, and the following sisters; Mrs. Sadie Bryner of Dunbar; Mrs. Catherine Rhodes of Gray’s Landing; Mrs. Mary Thomas of Tucker Run and Mrs. Gordon Coffman of Dunbar survive.

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 The inspection party had gone into the mine on an inspection tour before it was entered by the miners in the morning. Each man took a different slope. The fire was discovered by Smith Matthews but he was unable to let the others know of their danger. He got out of the mine in time to prevent the miners from entering.
 The only hope that was entertained for the trapped men was that they could find their way back to the pumps in the back of the mines, two miles in. These air pumps are in the mine for just such an emergency. The air from them is piped in from the outside through the mine. When the pumps are put into action the air from them serves to keep away the gasses and other substances which would tent to overcome the men. That the imprisoned men, or some of them at least, had reached the pumps was evident yesterday from the fact that the air compressor on the outside was running at a high rate. None of the miners, however, had any food with him. Neither had they any water, only chewing tobacco.
 At 12 o’clock, Samuel Hardy and Clyde Foltz went into the mine in mine cars in an effort to ride through the fumes and smoke and reach the trapped men. The trip was withdrawn 20 minutes after it went into the mine. Both men were in the same cars in which they had gone into the mine, with every spark of life practically extinct. Dr. Johnston of Mount Braddock was called and calls were also sent to Uniontown for physicians. The first aid team was also ordered out.
 When the news of the disaster spread, many persons went to the mines and last night there was a big crowd gathered about. Women from Mount Braddock and Dunbar supplied sandwiches and coffee to those endeavoring to close off the fire and work paths to the men in the rear of the mine.
 About 5 o’clock the first aid team from the central rescue station at Orient arrived with three helmets which would render it safe to go down into the mine. Half an hour later the crowd gathered about the mouth of the pit, rejoiced to see the first aid men come to the surface wit Fire Boss Herman Earhart and John Cole, semiconscious. The palmotors from Orient were used and after half an hours work on the rescued men they were revived.
 Barhart and Cole were found about two miles back in the mine. They had telephoned to the surface before noon and said they were all right but pleaded for assistance. Fears were felt yesterday that the men were entombed but these were allayed when it was discovered that the hot ashes and burning coal from the old workings had merely broken through a small part of the southern end of the mine.

Remainder of article is unreadable.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, January 21, 1919, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 8, column 1


THE HIGHEST FORM OF SERVICE

 The death of Samuel Hardy and Clyde Foltz, two volunteer rescuers at the Mr. Braddock mine, and the ready response of the Frick, Orient, and other mine rescue teams, inspectors, officials and mine workers, to the call for (unreadable) proves again, as has so frequently been done, that men who follow mining, are ready at a moment’s notice to risk their lives to save others.
 Fully aware that their journey into the mine would imperil their own safety, these men counted that as nothing against their desire to rescue other men from what was believed to be even greater danger. Without fear or hesitation they boarded the “trip’ and descended the slope in the hope that they might penetrate the cloud of poisonous smoke and fumes and bring the men entrapped behind it to a place of safety. Passing through this cloud they themselves were asphyxiated and when the trip was pulled up the slope to the surface, both were found to be beyond restoration.
 Later the rescue teams, with more prudent caution, but impelled by the same earnest desire, entered the mine, braved all its dangers for hours and successfully brought the entrapped men to safety outside.
 This, in brief, is the simple story of their heroism that has had its counterpart in the mining regions times without number. Men were in danger. Comrades knew the fate awaiting them if succor were not given promptly. They unostentatiously volunteered to give that help, assuming all the risk of the venture with no thought other than to reach the imperiled men and rescue them if possible. The two unfortunate volunteers made the attempt and failed, not because of unwillingness or lack of determination to succeed, but because they encountered a danger so great that they became victims instead of rescuers.
 What these men did, and the cost of it to them, will attract comparatively little attention or be long remembered save by their near friends, the event having been one of common occurrence and as mine workers say, “All in a day’s work.” The incident reminds us, however, that it is not only on the battlefield that men face dangers courageously and stand ready to make that sacrifice which is the measure of the highest form of service men can render.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 22, 1919, page 4, column 1


Samuel Hardy’s Funeral

 Funeral services for Samuel Hardy, who was one of the victims of the Mount Braddock mine disaster, were held yesterday afternoon at his home at Mount Braddock. The funeral party left Mount Braddock by special West Penn street car and at Dunbar was transferred to cabs for the trip to Mount Auburn cemetery. A large number of friends and relatives made up the party. The service was in charge of Rev. Theodore Darnell, assisted by Rev. D. E. Minerd.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 24, 1919, page 6, column 3

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Thelma L. HARDY (1922-2011)

   Thelma L. Hardy, 88, of Dunbar, Pa., died March 28, 2011 in the Laurel Ridge Health Care, Uniontown. She was born September 21, 1922 in Somerset, Pa., daughter of the late Amas and Ruth Halfhill. She graduated from Connellsville High School and retired from the now former Anchor Hocking Cap Plant in South Connellsville, Pa. after 33 years. Thelma's passion was her family. Her devotion to and love for them was unparalleled. Predeceased by husband, Junior Frank Hardy, son-in-law, Bill Beatty and infant grandson, Kevin Hardy. She will be sadly missed by the following children: Richard Hardy and wife, Jackie, Donna Strickler and husband, Bill, Ronald Hardy and wife, Peg; daughter, Betty Beatty and Debbie Gallis and husband, John, with whom she made her home; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Ricky Tuttle officiating. Interment will be held in the Old Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


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Verna HARDY (1910-2005)

   Verna Hardy, 94, of Scottdale, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at 6:10 a.m., in Scottdale Manor Rehab Center. She was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Greensburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer and Fannie Gallentine Hough. She was married to James E. Hardy, who passed away March 4, 1969. Verna was a member of the Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Scottdale, and the former Women's Culture Club, Connellsville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Elma Bryan, Florence Bruno, Pauline Moon and Sallye Moorman; and two brothers, Clarence Hough and Wayne Hough. Verna will be sadly missed by her loving family; her daughter, Marilyn L. Gaut and husband, James R. Gaut, of Scottdale; two granddaughters, Susan L. Nelson and husband, Richard, of Newport, Vt., and Lynn M. Gaut, of Scottdale; a great-grandson, Quinn Nelson; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Nelson; two sisters, Frances Gillespie, of Pittsburgh, and Betty Eutsey, of Connellsville; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300/e-mail: fergfh@verizon.net. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Hepler officiating. Chapel committal services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Memorials may be made to the Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Scottdale, in memory of Verna Hardy.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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Walter Ray HARDY Stone  (1943-2004)

   Walter Ray Hardy, 60, of Uniontown, Pa., died April 30, 2004, at his home. Interment services will be held in the Fayette County Cemetery today at 10 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, August 24, 2004

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Walter Scott HARDY (1885-1950)

WALTER S. HARDY

Walter Scott Hardy, 65 years old, of Bobtown, died at 1:02 o'clock Monday morning in a hospital at Morgantown, W.V. He was born February 14, 1885 at Dunbar, a son of the late Isaac and Alice (Myers) Hardy, and had lived since 1928 at Bobtown, where he was mine foreman for the Greene County Coal Company mine there. Deceased was a member of the Greensboro Church of The Nazarene.

Surviving are his widow Florence Cale Hardy, and the following sons and daughters; Ralph, Herbert, Phillip, Donald, Warren, and Robert of Bobtown, Dale of Connellsville, Thomas of Uniontown, James with the U.S. Army at Fort Eustis, Va.; Mrs. Lulu Dalton of Gary, W.Va., Mrs. Grace Davidson and Lillian of Bobtown. Brothers and sisters who survive include: William and Mrs. Savilla Johns of Poland, Charles of Fredericktown, Mrs. Ada Hennessey of Brownsville, Mrs. Neva Gobilletti of Masontown, Mrs. Sudie Moody of Thompson No.2 and Mrs. Helen Moody of Haydentown. A sister, Mrs. Hess Martin, died January 20, 1950.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon with a brief service at the home at 1 o'clock followed by additional rites in the Greenboro Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Walter I. Martin officiating. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 26, 1950, page 2, column 3

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William Emery HARDY (1896-1956)

HARDY, WILLIAM EMERY — Aged 60, husband of Ethel Beatty Hardy, died Monday, December 31, 1956 at 4 p.m. in his home, Poland. Born October 23, 1896 in Dunbar, he was the son of the late Isaac and Mary Alice Meyers Hardy. In addition to his wife he is survived by one brother and four sisters, Mrs. Calvin Hennessey, Fairbanks; Mrs. William Moody, Republic; Mrs. Mary Jordan, Uniontown; Charles Hardy, Fredericktown. Friends are being received in the residence where brief services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. followed by additional rites in the Assembly of God Church, Poland, with Rev. Owen Knotts and Rev. Charles Morris, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, under the direction of the Michael Lewis Funeral Home, Carmichaels.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 2, 1957, page 20, column 6


WILLIAM HARDY

   William Emery Hardy, 60, of Poland, Green County, died at his home at 4 p.m. Monday after a long illness. He was a mine foreman and had lived at Poland for 32 years. A son of the late Isaac and Mary Alice Meyers Hardy, he was born at Dunbar Oct. 28, 1896. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Poland and Uniontown Moose. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel Beatty Hardy; one brother, Charles of Fredericktown, and four sisters, Mrs. Calvin Hennessey of Fairbank, Mrs. William Moody of Republic, Mrs. Mary Jordan of Dunbar and Mrs. Helen Moody of Uniontown. The funeral service was held this afternoon at the Assembly of God Church at Poland in charge of the Rev. Owen Knotts and the Rev. Charles Morris. Burial was made in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 3, 1957, page 2, column 3

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William Henry HARDY Stone  ( -1929)

WILLIAM HENRY HARDY

   William Henry Hardy, aged 68 years, 8 months and 1 day, was found dead in bed, at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning, September 11, 1929, at his home in Wildwood, on the Butler pike. Death was caused by heart trouble. The body was brought to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Florence Fichtner, 43 Whiteman avenue, Uniontown, at which place services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Additional services will be held at 2:30 at the Percy church, with Rev. Harry Humbert in charge. Burial will be in Percy cemetery. Mr. Hardy is survived by three daughters and three sons: Mrs. Fichtner, Mrs. Hazel Little and Mrs. Alfreda Riddell, of Uniontown; Gipson R. of Fairchance; Frank of Clarksville and George of Fairchance. One brother, Gipson R., of Uniontown, also survives, as do two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Anderson of Dunbar and Mrs. Olive Bear of Connellsville. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Mr. Hardy was a member of the Junior O. U. A. M. of Fairchance and of the Odd Fellows of Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 12, 1929, page 15, column 3

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William J. 'Bill' HARDY Stone  (1928-2007)

   William J. "Bill" Hardy, 79 years, of Oliver, Fayette County, Pa., and formerly of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at home. Born January 6, 1928, in Dunbar, Pa., he was the son of Amzi Hardy and Henrietta Shipley Hardy. "Bill" was a World War II United States Navy Veteran, and a retired mechanic from the now former Anchor Hocking Closure Division, in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. He was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, in Dunbar, the Irishtown Sportsmen's Club, National Rifle Association, and the Hughes American Legion Post 146, in Dunbar. "Bill" had coached the Dunbar Little League for 40 years. He was an avid sportsman and a friend to everyone. His wife, Marjorie E. McFadden Hardy, died May 30, 2000. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, Donald Hardy, and sisters, Sally Martin and Emmie Schwenning. He is survived by two sons: William E. Hardy and his wife, Pamela, with whom he resided, in Oliver, and Kevin A. Hardy and his girlfriend, Scherry, of Dunbar; brothers: Edward Hardy and his wife, Geraldine, of Monarch, Fayette County, Pa., and Wilbur "Bud" Hardy and his wife Ann, of Akron, Ohio; sister, Effie Hughes, of Dunbar, Pa.; grandchildren: Billy Hardy and Brooke Hardy; and special friend, Jim Hanan. Family will receive friends at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues on Wednesday, April 11, in FRANKLIN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dunbar, from 10 until 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jeffrey Popson and Pastor Robert Wrachford, officiating. Interment follows in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, where Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 51, Uniontown, and the North Union Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8543 Honor Guard.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, April 8, 2007

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William Rogers HARDY Stone  (1865-1924)

WILLIAM R. HARDY
DIES SUDDENLY OF
HEART TROUBLE

   William Rogers Hardy, 59 years of age, died suddenly at his home at Dunbar, Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock from heart trouble. He is survived by his wife, Rosa, and the following children: Mrs. Charles Hair, Mrs. Robert Hall, Florence, Violet, Blair and Wilbur, all of whom are living at Dunbar, the last four at home. He is also survived by one brother and two sisters, Dr. Irvin Hardy of Morgantown, W. V., Mrs. Fred Smith and Miss Laura Hardy of Dunbar. His father, James Hardy, is living in Dunbar. His mother has been dead for many years. Mr. Hardy was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Methodist Protestant Church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, March 7, 1924, page 1, column 2


WILLIAM ROGERS HARDY

   About 50 members of Edna Rebekah Lodge of Connellsville, and a large delegation of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Dunbar attended the funeral service for William Rogers Hardy, who died suddenly at his home at Dunbar, held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Protestant Church at Dunbar. Rev. O. W. Bolton, the pastor, and Rev. F. W. Perkins, a former pastor, now in Washington, Pa., officiated. The funeral was the largest held in that community in recent years. The church was filled to its capacity. Mrs. Hardy, the wife, was unable to attend the service because of illness. Pallbearers were R. G. Holsing, Rupert Matthews, W. E. Crowd, W. S. Spear, John Williams and Benjamin …… The service at Mount Auburn Cemetery, where the interment was made, was in charge of the Dunbar Odd Fellows. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 10, 1924, page 2, column 4

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bullet Ebenezer HARE died in 1873. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

Old Mr. Ebenezer Hare died at his residence at Searights on Tuesday, the 14th day October, aged 90 years.  He was highly respected as a citizen and as a zealous Christian.  He united with the Presbyterian Church at Cannonsburg, 71 years since, and in all that long life of devotion to the service of God he had no regrets, only that he did not begin sooner to live a Christian.  About 30 years ago he buried his wife; since which time his daughter has attended him, and made his home pleasant.  His end was peace.  May his example be copied by all who knew him.  His remains were interred in the Pleasant View Church-yard where he had long been a member. A sermon was delivered on the occasion by his pastor, Rev J. P. Baird, followed by some touching remarks by Rev. C. M. Hare, (his nephew), pastor of the Rehoboth Presbyterian Church.  thus ended the life of an old soldier of the Cross. Oct, 1873 
Genius of Liberty Oct 30 1873


bullet Emma Jefferies HARE died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. Emma Jefferies Hare, aged 70 years, wife of Scott Hare, died at the family home in Washington Township near Fayette City, last night, March 27, at 8 o'clock. She was the daughter of the late Jackson and Elizabeth Elder Jefferies, and was born June 9, 1852.

She had been ill for several weeks, of which she was confined to her bed. Mrs. Hare was a lifelong member of the Little Redstone Church and the oldest member of the first organization of the Redstone Ladies Aid Society.

Services which will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home will be private, and there will be additional services at the grave. Rev. Donald Moseley, pastor of the Little Redstone M. E. Church, will officiate.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Reynolds, Mrs. Vanice Woddington,
and Mrs. Beatrice Scott, of Washinglon Township, and Mrs. Bess Nichols, of Belle Vernon; three sons: John, of Washington Township, Roy, of Clairton, and Greer, of Monessen. One sister, Mrs. Josephene Hammill, of Belle Vernon; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 3/28/1931)


Joseph HARE ( -1868)

Died

HARE— At his residence in Dunbar township, on December 31st, 1867, JOSEPH HARE, in his 74th year.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 9, 1868, Vol. I, No. 1, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Margaret McCray HARE ( -1934)

MARGARET McCRAY HARE

   Word has been received here telling of the death Tuesday night, November 6, 1934, at 6:30 o’clock of Mrs. Margaret McCray Hare in her home at Los Angeles, Cal. A former resident of Uniontown and Hopwood, Mrs. Hare was well known in this district. She was a niece of Mrs. Lydia M. Campbell, of Union street, Uniontown, and of the Ruth Ellen Frederick, of Fairchance. Surviving are: one son, Arthur M. Hare, and a brother, George W. McCray, both of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o’clock with burial in a Los Angeles cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 9, 1934, page 16, column 1

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bullet Winfield Scott HARE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Winfield Scott Hare
Winfield Scott Hare, aged 88 years died at his home in Jefferson township near Fayette City, yesterday, August 27, 1937 at 12 o'clock noon. Death followed a prolonged illness. Mr. Hare, a son of the late (unreadable) and Sally Hare, was born June 2, 1819. He had been a resident of Jefferson township for more than 30 years.

The deceased, whose wife, Emma Hare, died on March 27, 1931, was a member of the Little Redstone Methodist Episcopal church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. (?) Waddington, Mrs. Bertha Reynolds and Mrs. Beatrice Scott, of Jefferson township and Mrs. Bessie Nichols, of Belle Vernon, and three sons, John Hare of Jefferson township, Roy, of Wilson, and (?) Hare of Monessen. Funeral services will be held at the late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Additional services will be held later in the Little Redstone M. E. church with interment following in the church cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 8/26/1937)


Charles HARFORD (1881-1949)

CHARLES HARFORD

   Charles Harford, 67, died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in Keisterville. He was employed as a butcher by the F. O. Keister Company for the past 40 year and was a member of the Pleasant View Presbyterian Church. Born in Redstone township August 4, 1881, he was a son of John and Elizabeth Harford. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Frost Harford, five sons, Searight of Uniontown, Charles, Jr. of Rowes Run, Lloyd of Uniontown, Benton and Luther at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Flick of Brownsville; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ada Wingert of Brownsville, and three brother, Joseph E. of Brownsville, William of Keisterville and Lafferty of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Edith A. HARFORD ( -1940)

MRS. EDITH A. HARFORD

   Mrs. Edith A. Harford, 68 years old, of 109 South Mount Vernon avenue, Uniontown, sister of Thomas J. Hooper of Connellsville, died Saturday night at the Uniontown Hospital after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hooper and the widow of Charles Harford. Her father was mine foreman at Leith for a number of years. Besides her brother, she is survived by a son, Reppert C. Harford, of Uniontown and a daughter, Mrs. John W. Means, of Clarksburg, W. Va. Mr. Hooper is the only living member of his immediate family. The body was removed Sunday evening to the family home where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Clarence W. Karr, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown, will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 21, 1940, page 6, column 6

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Elizabeth King HARFORD ( -1975)

HARFORD, ELIZABETH (KING), of 328 Prospect St., Uniontown, died Monday, August 18, 1975 in the Uniontown Hospital at 1:45 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Jasper T. and Iona Ewing King. She was predeceased by a brother, Billy King, and her first husband, Ivan Everly. She was a graduate of Smithfield High School and California State Teachers College and taught at Keister School in Menallen Twp. and Smithfield School, Albert Gallatin area School District. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Smithfield where she belonged to the Ruby Bible Class. She was a member of the Women’s Bible Class of the Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown, the Laurette Chapter 173 of the Eastern Star, the Pa. Retired Teachers Assn., the Pa. State Education Assn. Surviving are her husband, Searight E. Harford; two sisters, Dr. Lillyan Galbraith and Mrs. James L. (Edna) Gilmore both of Smithfield and a nephew, Dr. Robert Clohecy of Virginia Beach, Va. Friends are being received in the Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Richard Downing pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smithfield will officiate. Interment in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 20, 1975, page 41, column 8

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Gail Mae HARFORD ( -1937)

GAIL MAE HARFORD

   Stricken suddenly while apparently recovering from a previous heart condition, Gail Mae Harford, 19, of 39 Pittsburgh road, died at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, May 1, 1937, in Uniontown hospital. She had been convalescing since last November at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Schimansky, relative, until the recent recurrence of the affliction. Surviving are her father, William Harford, and the following brothers and sisters; William, Donald and Betty Harford. Her mother, Daisy Cannon Harford, preceded her in death nine years. Funeral services will be conducted in the Schimansky residence, 38 Leslie street, Homewood Terrace on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Alden J. Allen, pastor of Calvary Methodist Protestant church, will officiate. Burial will be in Grace cemetery, Menallen township.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 3, 1937, page 12, column 4

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bullet George HARFORD died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(60)

GEORGE HARFORD died at his home (the residence of Richard Brown)
in Franklin Township, Feb 27 1896, aged 30 years,  Interment in Pleasant
View Cemetery.  His father, four brothers, and two sisters survive him.
Genius of Liberty (Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA) on March 5 1896


George HARFORD ( -1870)

HARFORD— On the 28th inst., Mr. George Harford of Franklin Twp., aged 78 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 29, 1870, Vol. III, No. 51, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Harriet HARFORD died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Harriet Harford, aged 75 years and three days, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning, March 24, 1935 in the residence on the New Salem road in South Union township where she has resided for the past 22 years.
She had been a member of the Pleasant View Presbyterian church since early childhood.
Mrs. Harford was twice married.  Surviving are:  a son Robert M. Higinbotham, of New Salem road; by her first marriage; three children born to the Harford union, Clyde W. Harford, Hopwood; Mrs. John Franks, Balsinger; and Walter Harford, at home; two stepchildren Jesse Harford, new Kensington; Mrs. C. Van Frost, Dunbar township; a sister, Mrs. Mary Guiler, Pittsburgh, and a brother, J. D. Woods of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be conducted in the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. M. P. Steele former pastor of Pleasant View church.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(Newspaper dated Marcy 25, 1935)


Joseph H. HARFORD (1890-1928)

JOSEPH H. HARFORD

   Joseph H. Harford, aged 71 years, seven months and 23 days, a native of Fayette county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. L. Barclay of 80 Stewart avenue, Saturday morning, January 23, 1928, at 10 o’clock. Mr. Harford was born May 23, 1886. March 13, 1890, he married Hannah Davison, who preceded him in death, dying January 30, 1924. In addition to Mrs. Barclay, he is survived by the following children; Joseph Harford, Jr., Frank Harford, Mrs. Edward Coffman, Earl D. Harford and Robert Harford, all of this city; Mrs. G. B. Means of Percy and Charles Harford of Warren; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two children, Harry and William Harford, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held in the Barclay home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. F. A. Hodil officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 23, 1928, page 11, column 4

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Margaret Springer HARFORD ( -1984)

Article by Louise Shelby Connor

   It was with deep sorrow that the members of the Uniontown High School 1922 graduating class learned on March 11 of the death of Margaret Springer Harford. A lengthy illness has required nursing care over a period of several years. A quiet unassuming person, Margaret was one of those persons who spoke only when spoken to. During her years in the business world she was an office assistant for G. C. Murphy Company and also U. S. Steel. Preceding her in death was her husband Reppert Harford. In Uniontown, for the funeral of Margaret, was her son Roger Harford of St. Petersburg, Florida; a brother William Springer and his wife of Baltimore, Maryland, and a niece, Mrs. Michael Wells and her husband of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Marilyn Tolentino of Baltimore Md. Also surviving are her sisters Edith Springer of Uniontown and Mrs. Ethel Martin of Orlando, Florida. Edith Springer, a graduate nurse, practiced her profession in New York City for many years, returning to Uniontown to assist in the care of Margaret when she became ill. Margaret was a member of Christ Methodist Church and the March 14 services at the Shell funeral home were in charge of Rev. Don R. Smith. Interment was in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. With Margaret's death there have been five members of the UHS Class of 1922 who have succumbed since the group in 1982 observed its 60th anniversary of graduation.


Tribune Review, Greensburg, PA, April 1, 1984

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Martha HARFORD ( -1870)

HARFORD— September 21st, 1870, Mrs. Martha Harford, of Franklin Tp., aged 77 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 29, 1870, Vol. III, No. 51, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Searight HARFORD (1907-1981)

SEARIGHT HARFORD

   Searight Harford of Keisterville, Pa., formerly of Uniontown, died Friday in the Uniontown Hospital. He was 73. Mr. Harford was born July 17, 1907, in Keisterville, a son of the late Charles and Bessie Frost Harford, Sr. He had worked as a meat salesman for Wilson, Oscar Meyer and Kahn meat companies. Mr. Harford was a member of the Smithfield United Methodist Church, Fayette Lodge 228 F & A. M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Union Royal Arch Chapter 165 RAM, Valley Of Pittsburgh, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and Caravan 9. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth King Harford, and a brother Charles Harford, Jr. Survivors include three brothers, Lloyd Harford of Morgantown, W. Va., Benton Harford of Keisterville and Luther Harford of Uniontown; a sister, Mrs. Leonard (Ruth Ann) Flick; and a cousin, Mrs. Lynn B. Hartbarger of Monessen. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and tomorrow until 2 p.m. the time of service.


The Valley Independent, Monessen, PA, May 11, 1981

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bullet Joseph HARHAGER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Joseph Harhager, 50 years old, a baker, died Friday  evening ( Feb 4, 1938) at 7 o'clock at his home in West Washington avenue after a short illness.  He is survived by the following brothers and sisters;  Mrs John Trees of Jeanette;  Mrs Lois Bandemer of Iron Bridge;  Frank Harhager of Erie and Edwaed Harhager of Mount Pleasant.  The funeral mass will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St Joseph's Church with Rev Phillip Dugan, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Daily Courier, Saturday, Feb 5, 1938, page 5


bullet Catherine Mascalla HARIM obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Catherine Mascalla Harim, wife of John Harim of Laurel Hill, died Wednesday afternoon in the Connellsville hospital, following an operation. She had been in the institution nine days.
Mrs. Harim was born in Austria-Hungary and first settled in Oliphant.  For the last 30 years she had resided at Laurel Hill where her husband had engaged in farming.
Forty years ago last January, Mrs. Harim was married.  To the happy union were born the following children who survive:  Mrs. Mary Volchko and Mrs. Catherine Volchko, both of Oliver; Mrs. Anna Fetsco, of Edenborn; Mrs. Helen Pytak, of Youngstown, O., and Sophia, John, Jr., and Michael, at home.
Fifteen grandchildren also survive.
Following short services at the late residence Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, additional services will be conducted at 2:30 in St. Stephens Greek Catholic church, Leisenring No. 1.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Pvt. Joseph HARIM ( -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.

   The following is a partial list of the soldier dead whose homes were in the vicinity of Connellsville:

   Private Joseph Harim, Dunbar township, disease.


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

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Carl E. HARMAN ( -1996)

Carl E. Harman

   Carl E. Harman, 61, of Acme R.D. 1 and a native of Donegal Township died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Emert Keslar Harman; three sons: Greg Harman and wife, Tina, and David Harman and wife, Melba, all of Melcroft, and Mark Harman of Stahlstown; a daughter: Mrs. Diane Harman McGuire and husband, Larry, of Norvelt; stepchildren: Nicholas Keslar at home and Mrs. Brian (Lori Keslar) Hall of Acme; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers: Merle Harman of Stahlstown and Al Harman of Ligonier; and a sister, Mrs. Richard (Gladys Harman) Magda of Stahlstown. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., route 711, Melcroft, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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bullet Elizabeth HARMAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Elizabeth Harman, aged 75, died at her home, House 231 Oliver No. 1, at 2:50 p.m., Saturday, February, 14, 1931, of a complication of diseases. Surviving are her husband, John Harman, and the following children; John, Jr., Oliver No. 1, Mrs. S. G. Speshock and Mrs. George Speshock both of Uniontown, Mrs. Frances Harman Novaks and Mrs. John Rusnock both of Oliver; 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Short funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by additional services in St. Mary's R.C. church in charge of Rev. Fr. Simko of Perryopolis.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Floyd HARMAN (1910-1995)

Floyd Harman

   Floyd ‘Jimmy’ Harman, 84, of Stahlstown, died Saturday, July 15, 1995, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 17, 1910, in Whitney, a son of the late Orlen and Elizabeth Stahl Harman. He was a caretaker of the Lone Oak Farm in Stahlstown prior to his retirement. He was a member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bethel. Surviving are one son, Robert Shaffer of Palmyra, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Leona) Caruso of Mount Pleasant and Janet Reed of Stahlstown; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John (Shirley) Hay of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. John (Pat) Conrad of Somerset, and Mrs. Verdane (Dottie) Monticue of Mount Pleasant; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great- grandchildren; three brothers, Woodrow Harman of Mount Pleasant, Omar Harman of Chester, W.Va., and Orlen Harman of Kreiger. He was predeceased by a close friend, Marie Catalano; three brothers, Lehman, Frank and Ivan Harman; and one sister, Viola Harman Campbell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Nancy L. Weiss as celebrant. Interment will follow in Porch Cemetery, Donegal.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1995

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Gladys Hixson Kelly HARMON (1905-1996)

Gladys Harmon

   Gladys Hixson Kelly Harmon, 91, of Scottdale died on Thursday afternoon, May 9, 1996 in Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born on Feb. 13, 1905 in East Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Hagerman Hixson. She formerly worked as a selector with the Anchor Hocking Glass Division in South Connellsville. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Scottdale, the Missionary Society, and the church’s former Adelphia Sunday School Class. She also was a member of the W.C.T.U. of Scottdale. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Althea ‘Peg’ Hoffer and her husband, Elwood, of Scottdale; Mrs. Thelma Jean Malago and her husband Eugene of Connellsville; and Mrs. Virginia Shannon of Starke, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Ansell and Mrs. Florence Smouse; and one brother, George Hixson, all of Scottdale, R.D. 1. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, John Kelly in 1937; her second husband, Clarence Harmon in 1978; one son, James Kelly of Fayette City in 1988; one granddaughter, Jackie Hoffer Everly; one grandson, Kelly Malago Crews; two sisters, Blanche Fretts and Grace Hough; and four brothers, Gilbert, Roy, Vernon and Boyd Hixson. Family and Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Additional viewing will be held in Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, the hour of funeral services with her pastor the Rev. Scott R. McCormick officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May, 1996

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Orren C. HARMON ( -1962)

O. C. HARMON

   Orren C. Harmon, 71, of Brentwood, formerly of Connellsville, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The body was taken to the Siater funeral home, Pittsburgh.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 30, 1962, page 4, column 4

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Robertte Troy HARMON ( -1956)

MRS. E. H. HARMON

   Mrs. Robertte Troy Harmon, 45, died Christmas morning at her home in Corry after a two-month illness. Her husband, Dr. Edison H. Harmon, is a brother of Ewing R. and Mrs. Morris Largent, both of Connellsville. Surviving are her parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. Troy Gillette of Troy, her husband, and four children, Mrs. Bernard Graham of Corry, and Miss Joan Harmon, Miss Troy Harmon and Allen, all at home. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Rasalus Brown of Corry and Mrs. James Conner of Florida, and one grandson.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 31, 1956, page 2, column 5

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Annie HARMONY ( -1870)

Fayette City Items

   Annie Harmony, aged 5 years, died of scarlet fever last week. She was a sweet, bright-eyed, intelligent little girl, whom everybody loved.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 17, 1870, Vol. III, No. 10, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Bruce Lane HARMOR ( -1995)

Bruce L. Harmor

   Bruce Lane Harmor, 36, of Dilliner died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Shumaker Sharp of Bobtown, Pa.; his father, William Harmor of Fort Smith, Va.; a son, Andrew Harmor of Bobtown; three brothers, John Lasure of Mount Morris, Jerry Sharp and Kevin Sharp both of Petersburg, Va.; three sisters, Leslie Sargent of Mount Morris, Cheryl Riggleman and Lynette Pauley both of Bobtown; and by Brenda Riggleman Robinson of Dilliner with whom he resided during his childhood. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown St., Point Marion, on Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Frances L. Leighty HARN ( -1863)

HARN— At her residence near Moravia, Appanoose Co., Iowa, Jan. 16th, Mrs. FRANCES L., wife of Mr. T. Harn, (formerly of Fayette Co., Pa.,) aged 43 years, 11 months and 16 days.

   Sister Harn, (once Miss Leighty,) possessed an amiable disposition, being naturally mild, her young spirit yielded to the sweet influences of a Savior’s love, and thus in early life she became the subject of the saving merits of His blood.

   In the month of March, 1843, she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Hopewell, Fayette County, Pa., under the ministry of Rev. S. E. Hudson, and the following year removed to Masontown, where she was received by letter, and remained a working Christian, until, with her husband, in 1847, she went to the “far West,” and united with others in forming a new organization of the Church she so dearly loved, in the town of Moravia, Iowa. Here she lived in full communion until her Savior called her home. Sister H’s Christian virtues and exemplary walk will be fondly cherished by all who knew her. She has left a kind husband and ten children, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends both in Pennsylvania and Iowa to mourn that she is gone. But they “mourn not as those who have no hope, “for her last end was peace. May the Lord bless them all, and may all prepare to meet her in glory.

"Death stole in softness o'er her lovely face,
and touched each feature with a new-born grace,
On check and brow unearthly beauty lay,
Which told that life's poor cares had passed away.
In my last hour if Heaven be kind to me.
I ask no more that this--to die like thee"
J.F. Baird.

Cumberland Presbyterian please copy


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, April 2, 1863, Vol. III, No. 8, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Martha Jane McCann HARN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Martha Jane McCann Harn, aged 85 years, died at 7:40 o'clock Saturday morning, July 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Lilley of McClellandtown.  Death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Harn was a lifelong resident of Fayette county.  She was a daughter of the late John and Susan Inks McCann.  She was a member of the New Salem Christian church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Lilley, she leaves a daughter, Lottie Harn and a granddaughter, Martha Lilley, all of McClellandtown.
Her husband, J. D. McCann, preceded her in death by 21 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home of her daughter Mrs. Lilley.  Rev. R. G. Manley of Cardale will conduct the rites.  Burial will be in the Church Hill cemetery at McClellandtown.


Riley HARN, Sr. ( -1935)

Riley Harn Sr., 55, of 31 Lebanon Avenue, died at 5:40 o'clock Tuesday morning in Uniontown Hospital of complications following a mastoid operation. Mr. Harn's 23 year old son, Wallace, who was born on his fathers 31st birthday anniversary, died Easter Sunday night and was buried Wednesday of last week in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The deceased, who was a member of The Third Presbyterian church, is survurved by his widow, Lillian Mae Crawford Harn and the following children: Ruth, Rachel, Naomi, Dorothy, Riley Jr., Adam and June; one brother, Edgar Harn of Warren, Ohio also survives together with three sisters, Mrs. Milton Haney, and Mrs. N. E. Conwell, both of East Millsboro and Mrs. Ella Hackney of Torrance, PA.

Funeral services will be solemnized at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the residence, in charge of Rev. Dr. E.C. Piers of the Third Presbyterian Church and Rev. W. H. McKinney. Internment in Oak Grove Cemetery.


Newspaper unknown, May 1, 1935

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Wallace M. HARN (1911-1935)

WALLACE M. HARN

   Wallace M. Harn, son of Riley and May Crawford Harn, died Sunday midnight, April 21, 1935, in the family residence 31 Lebanon avenue, following a brief illness of complications. He was born August 27, 1911, at East Riverside. Besides his parents several brothers and sisters also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 22, 1935, page 3, column 2


HARN SERVICES

   Funeral services for Wallace Harn will be conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Harn, Sr., 31 Lebanon avenue. Rev. Dr. E. S. Pires, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, and Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery. Surviving Wallace besides his parents are the following brothers and sisters, all at home; Ruth, Rachel, Naomi, Dorcas, Riley, Jr., Adam and June Harn.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 23, 1935, page 5, column 1

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Amanda HARPER ( -1949)

MRS. AMANDA HARPER

   Mrs. Amanda Harper, 88, died Sunday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs E.T. Budd, in Dickerson Run. She was a lifelong resident of that community and was a member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church Her husband, Walker Harper, died about 45 years ago. Surviving are two sons, William Harper of Ingram and Curtis Harper, well-known contractor of Dickerson Run; two daughters, Mrs. E.T. Budd of Dickerson Run and Mrs J B Davis of Fayette City; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Budd residence with Rev. Harry Kilgore, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 7, 1949, page 2, column 4

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Belle Cropp HARPER ( -1918)

MRS. BELLE CROPP HARPER

   Mrs. Belle Cropp Harper, 65 years old, wife of William Harper, died yesterday morning at 2 o’clock at her home near Flatwoods, Franklin township. She had been ill since last Christmas. Funeral from the house Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock and from the Flatwoods Baptist church at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Rays, the pastor, and Rev D.C. White, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Vanderbilt, officiating. Deceased was born in the Brownsville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Cropp. Most of her life was spent in Dunbar township. For about 16 years she had resided in Franklin township. She was the mother of 11 children, nine surviving as follows; Joseph of Donora, Mrs Sarah Strickler of Bellevernon; Lee of Franklin township; Leroy C. at Camp Lee, Petersburg Va; Carrie, Rachel, Frank, Ole and Grace at home. In addition to her husband and children, Mrs. Harper is survived by four sisters; Mrs Mary Lucky Rachel wife of Thomas J. Hooper, and Mi Lucy Cropp, all of Connellsville, and Mrs. Ida Worthington of Dunbar township, and two brothers, Orton Cropp of Ohio, and Isaac Cropp of Connellsville. Mrs. Harper had a wide circle of friends in Franklin and Dunbar townships by whom she was held in the highest of esteem. She was a member of the East Liberty Presbyterian church for 40 years.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 5, 1918, page 2, column 4

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Catherine Hill HARPER ( -1941)

MRS. CATHERINE H. HARPER

   Mrs. Catherine Hill Harper, 47, wife of John R. Harper of Everson, near Valley, died Thursday morning at 7:45 o’clock at the Mount Pleasant Memorial hospital where she had been removed a week ago for treatment. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill of West Newton. Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Grant Hann of Breezewood, Pa., one son, Bernard B. Brown of Baltimore, Md., three sisters and four brothers; Mrs. Charles Troup of West Newton, Mrs. M. Tarr of West Newton, Mrs. Matilda Strong of West Newton, David Hill of Versailles, Henry Hill of New Cumberland, W.Va., Arthur Hill of West Newton and Edward Hill of Homer City. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in charge of Rev. Charles A. Tracey, pastor of the First Methodist church of Scottdale. Burial will be in Greenridge Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 22, 1941, page 3, column 3

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bullet Emma HARPER died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Emma Harper
Mrs. Emma Gween Harper, aged 75 years widow of Joseph W. Harper, died Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at her home in Perryopolis She was a lifelong resident of Fayette county and for many years resided on a farm, but following the death of her husband in 1928, removed to Perryopolis where she has since resided. She was a daughter of Lewis and Nancy Gween, pioneers of the county, and a member of the Bethel Baptist church in Uniontown.

Surviving are six children, C. I. Harper, of Allenport; Mrs. Henry S. Cook , of Perryopolis; Mrs. Charles D. Garee, of Perryopolis; Mrs. John A. Shelkey, of Star Junction; Harry G. Harper, of Monessen.

Funeral Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, in charge of Rev. Mitchell and Rev. McKee. Interment will following Flatwood cemetery.
(The Charleroi Mail - 5/16/1935)


Emma HARPER ( -1942)

Mrs. Emma Harper, 87, widow of William Harper of Dunbar, died at 2:30 o’clock Friday (17 July 1942) afternoon at the home of Mrs. Clara Buttermore at 201 Evans street, Uniontown, where she had been living. A daughter of the late Bryson and Nancy Devan of Dunbar, she leaves a son, Charles of Farmington, and a niece, Mrs. Lucas White of Hopwood.

The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the Hopwood Methodist Church in charge of Rev. Lamberton, interment was made in Hopwood Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 20, 1942, page 2

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bullet John M. HARPER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John M. Harper, sand mill superintendent and owner and operator of the Dunbar bluestone quarry ? number of years ago, passed away Sunday evening at seven o'clock at his home in Dunbar.  He suffered from complications.  He leaves his widow, Bridget Harper, and the following children:  Miss Catherine, Mamie, Madeline, Robert and John, all at home, and two grandchildren.
Mr. Harper was born and lived in Dunbar his entire life.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harper.
(Died 10/12/34)


John Joseph HARPER (1878-1926)

J. J. HARPER FALLS
VICTIM OF TYPHOID;
FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

   Typhoid fever claimed the life of John Joseph Harper, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yardmaster, Sunday morning at 1:45 o’clock at his home in 12 Poun street, East Park Addition after a three weeks illness. Mr. Harper is well known in railroad circles. Mr. Harper was the son of Daniel and Eliza Devaney Harper; born at Dunbar, October 29, 1878. He resided at Dunbar until September 29, 1903, when he married Miss Elizabeth Gillen of Connellsville, coming to Connellsville to reside. He was employed as stationary and railroad engineer for the Semet- Solvey Company at Dunbar until 21 years ago, taking employment with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as brakeman and later road conductor on the Connellsville and F. M. & P. divisions. He was transferred to the Connellsville yards as a brakeman on October 10, 1906, and on January 31, 1907, he was promoted to yard conductor. The following year he received another promotion and served as yardmaster for several year, returning to his former position as yard conductor. Two years ago, he re-assumed the post of yardmaster. Mr. Harper was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, New Haven Hose Company and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Mr. Harper was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, New Haven Hose Company and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Besides his widow, there are two sons, John J. Jr., and William; three daughters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Eloise, all at home; his mother Mrs. Eliza Devancy Harper, Connellsville; two brothers, Daniel Harper, Denver, Colo., and William E. Harper, Akron, O.; six sisters, Mrs. Margaret Muilla, Mrs. Anna Cunningham, Mrs. W. A. White, Mrs. Monroe Mariel and Miss Elizabeth Harper, all of Connellsville, and Mrs. James Reilly of Dunbar. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. Requim high mass will be celebrated at 3 o’clock in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be made in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Members of the Holy Name Society will meet Tuesday evening in the social hall of Immaculate Conception Church and go in a body to the home of their late fellow member, John J. Harper in East Park to recite the rosary. The members of the New Haven Hose Company will attend the funeral in a body and will wear uniforms.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 11, 1926, page 1, column 7

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Joseph H. HARPER ( -1868)

HARPER— Died at his residence near Brooklyn, Powashiek county, Iowa, Mr. JOSEPH H. HARPER, aged 58 years, formerly a resident of this county. Highly esteemed as an industrious, upright and pious citizen by all who knew him.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 10, 1868, Vol. I, No. 49, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Margery HARPER ( -1870)

DIED

   HARPER— September 26th, 1870, at her residence in Dunbar township, Mrs. Margery Harper relict of Daniel Harper, Esq., aged 80 years, 5 months and 5 days. Deceased was among the eldest of our citizens. She was an upright and exemplary Christian, known as such by all who observed her walk and conversation. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church at Laurel Hill, where, for many years, she met the people of God and worshiped. Her memory of important events in the early settlement of this County was very clear, and it was interesting to listen to the relation of them. She was the second daughter of William Huston of Tyrone township, and at an early age married Mr. Harper. She has left several children, grand-children, and great grand-children, who, we hope, may follow her Godly example. May God bless them all.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 6, 1870, Vol. III, No. 39, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Olive Leona HARPER ( -1918)

MRS. OLIVE LEONA HARPER

   Mrs. Olive Leona Harper, wife of Swayne Harper, died Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence, No. 201 North Third street, West Side. Funeral was held from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2o’clock with interment in the Flatwoods cemetery. Mrs. Harper had been ill only a short time. She attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Belle Harper at Vanderbilt a week ago tomorrow. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, the latter deceased. Last October, with her husband, she moved to the West Side. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Colonel R. Harper, a private at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., her father, who resides near Flatwoods, two sisters, Mrs. Laura Snyder of Vanderbilt; Mrs. Cora Wolfe of East Akron, O., and one brother, Isaac W. Wolfe of near Flatwoods.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 18, 1918, page 5, column 6

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bullet William Smith HARPER died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(48)

Died, Of diphtheria, April 9, 1861, WILLIAM SMITH HARPER, youngest son of William M. and Priscilla Harper, of Dunbar township, aged 8 years and 4 months. Thus has death been permitted to invade the family circle, and bear off from the fond embrace of parental care and family affection, WILLIE, the loved and favorite of all; and, through this dispensation of the Lord, has left us in tears and sorrow, over our loss and sad bereavement, we bow submissively to the heavy stroke, knowing that our loss is his eternal gain. We will wait in calm and sweet anticipation of a happy meeting on the morning of the resurrection of the dead, when with our Willie to range the fields of light and love, beyond the reach of disease and death. O, Father! we murmur not that thou hast transplanted him from earth's cold and ungenial clime, to grow and mature under the sweet and life perpetuating sunshine of Heaven. Sanctify this to our good.
"Alas! how changed that lovely flower,
Which bloomed, and cheered our hearts;
Fair, fleeting comfort of an hour,
How soon we'er called to part."
E. Harper
Source: Genius of Liberty, April 18, 1861


Lloyd D. HARR (1932-2000)

Lloyd D. Harr, 68, of Vanderbilt, formerly of Connellsville, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in the Highlands Hospital. He was born May 28, 1932, in Connellsville, a son of the late Lloyd F. and Leanna Nicholson Harr. Lloyd was a resident of Vanderbilt for the last 3 1/2 years. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1949. Prior to his retirement he worked for the NuKote Chemical Co. in Dunbar and was also a self employed upholsterer. He also formerly taught night classes at the vo-tech school in Uniontown. He was a member of South Connellsville Rod & Gun Club and was an avid hunter. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Army as a medic. Lloyd attended the Dawson Baptist Church and was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Connellsville.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Naomi Tissue Clark Harr; his daughters, Cindy Nicholson and her husband, Richard, of Connellsville, Karla Jane Stoots and her husband, David, of Dickerson Run, Linda Greenawalt and her husband, Roger, of Vanderbilt, and Willa Bowser and her husband, John, of Vanderbilt; his sons, Charles Clark and his wife, Pat, and William Clark and his wife, Loretta, all of Vanderbilt; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; his brothers, Russell Harr and his wife, Connie, of Connellsville, and Robert Harr and his wife, Marie, of Topeka, Kan.; his sisters, Dorothy Jean Richter and her husband, Albert, of Ohio, Joyce Reese and her husband, Ernest, of Dawson, and Frances Fender of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Lipovsky Harr in 1995; an infant daughter, Tammy Harr; and a brother, Homer Harr.

Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today and Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. George Rath officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be given to the American Heart Association, 253 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 15401, in Lloyd's memory.


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

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bullet Samuel HARRAH died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Death of Mr Harrah
In the proper place in our columns, today, will be found a notice of the death of Mr. Samuel Harrah, one of our oldest citizens, and one who in the active time of life was one of our most attentive and successful business men. He was extensively known through this and adjoining counties
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, Pa., February 14, 1861
____________________

DIED
At his residence, in this place, on the 9th inst., __ paralysis. Mr. Samuel Harrah, in the _4th year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, Pa., February 21, 1861.


Daniel HARREN ( -1932)

DANIEL HARREN
DIES HERE; WAS
STEEL WORKER

   Daniel Harren, 74 years old, died at midnight Tuesday at his home, 1406 South Arch Street. He was a puddler and had worked at the Sligo mill here. Born at Harrisburg, he learned the puddling trade at Steelton. Later he was employed at the Zugg mill in Pittsburg and came to this city when the Sligo mill was constructed. Ten years ago he moved to a farm in Connellsville township near South Connellsville but for the past four years has resided in South Arch street.

   One daughter, Betty Lee, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Brown of Harrisburg, together with three nephews who reside at Blandburg, Pa., survive.

   Arrangements for the funeral service have not been completed.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 19, 1932, page 6, column 5


Harren Funeral Saturday.

   The funeral service for Daniel Harren will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the funeral chapel of Charles C. Mitchell. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Lanbertson, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church. Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, October 21, 1932, page 6, column 4

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Harris HARRINGTON ( -1903)

   Death notice for Harris Harrington of Lemont Furnace appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 11, 1903. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Alvin 'Dutch' HARRIS ( -2003)

   Alvin "Dutch" Harris, 73, of Carmichaels, Pa., died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. Mr. Harris was a 1949 graduate of Cumberland Township High School. He is survived by his brother, Harry W. Harris and his wife, Mary of Cumberland Township, with whom he resided for the past 42 years; two sisters, Eleanor Germaine Harris and Nancy E. Harris, both of Melbourne, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., (Route 88), Carmichaels, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 24, 2003

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Brent D. HARRIS ( -2004)

   Brent D. Harris, 44, of Pierre, S.D., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Surviving are the following brother and sisters, Ronald Harris, Lisa Crable and Myrtle Harris, all of Uniontown, Pa., Maxine Monroe of Peru, Ind., Sandra Crable of Muncie, Ind., Geary Harris of Edenborn, Pa., and Deidre Harris of Erie, Pa.; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 11 a.m., in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, Pa.


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

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Charles H. HARRIS (1922-2007)

   Charles H. Harris, 85, of Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday December 16, 2007, in his home. He was born September 25, 1922, in Ohiopyle, Pa., son of the late Benjamin and Mary Williams Harris. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a son, Gene Harris, two brothers, Edward and Robert Harris. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Dougal Harris, and these children and spouses: Linda Ravenscroft, of New Port News, Va., Larry and Anita Harris, of Jackson, Ohio, Dale Harris, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., and friend, Bill Porter, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., and Bob Parker, of Ohiopyle, David and Norma Harris, of Cortland, Ohio, Edward and Tina Harris, of Ohiopyle, Diane and Randy Herring, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., Patty and David Morrison, of Markleysburg, Fayette County, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; a sister, Sara Thompson, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and a brother, James Harris, of Indian Head, Fayette County, Pa. He had attended the Gospel Center Church, Markleysburg, and was retired from Whitby Plumbing and Heating. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was an M. P. in the Battle of the Bulge. 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 until 11 a.m. the hour of the Service, with the Rev. Martin Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset View Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Military services will be held at graveside by Ft. Necessity V. F. W. Post 265.


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

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Clyde Lee HARRIS (1964-2011)

   Clyde Lee Harris, affectionately known as Bubba, age 47, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, suddenly passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 at his residence in Philadelphia. He was born on March 26, 1964 to the late Georgetta Harris and William Clyde Thurman. He was a member of John Wesley AME Zion Church and as a youth served as an Altar Boy and Usher. He graduated from Uniontown Area High School, 1982 and played on the Uniontown 1981 High School State Basketball Championship team. In 1984, Clyde enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1992. While honoring his military obligations, he pursued and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. He worked as a Probation Officer for the Fayette County Adult Probation and Parole before relocating to Philadelphia in April 1996. After several years of employment with the Pennsylvania Parole Board, he transferred to the Department of Correction SCI Chester, where he held the position of Center Director and Counselor. For his exemplary work as a Corrections Counselor, he earned a Recognition of Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania State Department of Corrections. He was preceded in death by his mother, his father and a nephew, Michael McCray.

   Clyde leaves to mourn his loss a loving soul mate, Bonnietta Ferguson; three sons: Jordon Ferguson, Sean Ferguson and Derrick Ferguson all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one brother, Craig Steven Harris, and fiancée, Tamara Settles; two sisters: Clyda Marie Thomas and husband, Phillip and Lana Jo Settles and husband, Richard all of Uniontown and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was very devoted to his niece, Amber Jo Pitts and nephews, Jarel Settles and Zachary Settles of Uniontown.

   Friends will be received in the JOHN WESLEY AME ZION CHURCH, 349 East Main Street, Uniontown from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The funeral service will follow immediately at 5 p.m. with Pastor Linda Arthur officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 297 E. Main St., Uniontown,


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Dorothy O. Shultz HARRIS (1920-2004)

   Dorothy O. Shultz Harris, age 83, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, October 1, 2004, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa. She was born December 17, 1920, in Ohio, daughter of Norman and Mary Knopsnider Shultz. Mrs. Harris attended Connellsville High School. She was formerly employed at the former Metzler's Department Store in Uniontown. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Uniontown. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing as a hobby. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth B. Harris in 1998, one sister, Betty Schroeder, one brother, Ronald Shultz, and her parents. She is survived by three children: Trudy Nicklow and her husband, Harold, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Kenneth B. Harris Jr. and his wife, Jane, of High Point, North Carolina, and Linda Ritter of Mechanicsburg; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters: June Uber of Scottdale, Pa., Ella Barefoot of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Tillie Herbert of Jacksonville, Florida; and one brother, Oscar Shultz of Vine Grove, Kentucky. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 EAST GREEN STREET, CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Wednesday, October 6, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Maryann Long officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, October 4, 2004

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Eleanor Logan HARRIS ( -1975)

HARRIS, ELEANOR LOGAN— Age 62 years, of 29 McCormick Ave., Uniontown, died Monday, November 17, 1975 in the Montefiare Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in North Union Twp., she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine McNally Logan. She is survived by four sisters: Mrs. James (Alice) Jordan of Daisytown; Mrs. Melbourne (Ruth) Robinson and Mrs. Richard (Edna) Lowden, both of Uniontown; Mrs. Leon (Catherine) Greene of Mira Loma, Calif.; one brother, John P. Logan of Masontown. She was a member of St. John's R.C. Church. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. John's R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. Stephen McCarren as celebrant. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Parish Rosary Wednesday at 8 p.m.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 18, 1975, page 18, column 8

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Eliza HARRIS (1881-1900)

Eliza Harris

White, female, 19 years old
   Cause of death–Dropsy
   Born–1881, Sandy Hill
   Died–November 7, 1900, Sandy Hill


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2

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Enoch HARRIS (1910-1971)

HARRIS, ENOCH— 60, of 6023 Meade St., Boston, PA, who was employed as a maintenance man for Vista Metals in Buena Vista, died yesterday in McKeesport Hospital. Son of the late John and Mary Ann Edwards Harris, he was born Sept 23, 1910 in Brownsville. Surviving are his wife, Emily Spate Harris; daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Sneddon and Mrs. Martha Jean Jenkins, son, Sampson Harris, sisters, Mrs. Helen Kniepkamp and Miss Hannah Harris. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, written in pen May, 1971

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Eugene E. 'Porky' HARRIS (1922-1996)

HARRIS, EUGENE E. "PORKY"— Age 73, of Scottdale, born August 11, 1922 in Connellsville, a son of Renne Berkleeren and Elizabeth Harris Berkleeren, died July 5, 1996 in Scottdale. Surviving are his wife, Emma Lou Laughery Harris, that he married January 17, 1946 and three children; Debbie Cameron and her husband Randall, John Neil Harris and his wife Mary, and Scott Allen Harris. Mr. Harris owned and operated The Country Meat Market at Pennsville. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, a graduate of Connellsville High School and a veteran of WW II, honorably discharged in 1943. Burial at Pennsville Green Ridge Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Evelyn Edithe Welsh HARRIS (1903-2003)

   Evelyn Edithe Welsh Harris, 100, of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Hilltop Manor, Donegal. Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 13, 1903, in East Hedley Hope, Durham, England, a daughter of the late John and Martha Lightfoot Welsh. Prior to retirement, she was a country club manager for Meadow Greens Country Club in Spray, N.C. Mrs. Harris moved to Mount Pleasant in 1967. Mrs. Harris was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving family; her nephew, William L. Zundel, of Mount Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, James Guy Harris, in 1974, and her sisters, Edna May Welsh and Jennie Zundel. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Audrey J. Bell and the Rev. David A. Bell co-officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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

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Frances HARRIS ( -1935)

MRS. FRANCES HARRIS

   Suddenly stricken with a heart attack during the night, Mrs. Frances Harris, colored, 48, of Filbert, died before medical aid could be summoned. Her husband, John Harris, and two daughters, Minnie Harris and Mrs. Ellen Dode, both of Filbert, survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the New Salem Baptist church. Rev. Thornton and Rev. Clement, the latter of Connellsville, will have charge. Interment in Clearview cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 12, 1935, page 3, column 2

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Georgetta HARRIS ( -2008)

   Georgetta Harris, 64, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, January 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine Salvi and George Richard Harris, grandson, Michael Thomas McCray, brother, Michael Lewis Harris, and half-sister, Barbara Jean (Harris) Sims. Georgetta was a long time member of John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, in Uniontown, Pa., where she held various positions; Sunday School Secretary, Church Clerk, Trustee Board, Steward Board, Junior and Senior Missionary and Junior Choir.

   Georgetta is survived by four children: sons, Craig (Tamara) Harris, of Uniontown, Pa., Clyde (Bonnietta) Harris, of Philadelphia, Pa., daughters, Clyda (Phillip) Thomas and Lana (Richard) Settles, both of Uniontown, Pa.; three grandchildren: Jarel and Zachary Settles and Amber Jo Pitts, all of Uniontown, Pa.; one sister, Anita Powell, of Stockton Calif.; 11 brothers: Clifford (JoAn) Harris, Burnell, Jerry and Garry Harris, all of Uniontown, Pa., Russell Salvi, of Stockton, Calif., James (Carole) Salvi, of Philadelphia, Pa., George (Ernestine) Harris, of Allison Park, Pa., Roger (Erika) Harris, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., Jay (Leann) Harris, of Federal Way, Wash., Barry Salvi and Harlan Harris, both of Washington, D.C.; one half-sister, Mary Katherine (Charles) Gibson, of Willinboro, N.J.; four half-brothers; Richard (Lillian) Harris, of Connecticut, Lewis (Dee) Harris and Mattathias (Kim) Harris, both of Uniontown, Pa., and Charles Harris, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Also left to cherish the memory of Georgetta Harris are her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

   Friends will be received for viewing in the MURIEL LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401, from 5 to 9 p.m., today, February 1, 2008. Services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. in John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 349 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Bishop Leonard Tucker will officiate.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, February 1, 2008

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Goldie HARRIS (1908-2002)

   Goldie Harris, 94, of Fayette City, Pa., the last remaining member of her immediate family, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, in Dainty's Personal Care Home, Perryopolis R.D., Pa She was born May 6, 1908, in Washington Township, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Joseph Harris and Laura Morgan Harris. Goldie was a member of Fayette City United Presbyterian Church, Fayette City Golden Agers, Center on the Hill, and Morning Star Grange. She is survived by her granddaughter, Stacey and her husband, Mark Smith, and great grandchildren, Amanda Smith and Joshua Smith, all of Perryopolis, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main Street, Fayette City, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, August 27, until 1 p.m., the hour of Services with Rev. Michael Shepard officiating. Entombment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum.


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

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Hannah J. HARRIS (1911-2004)

   Hannah J. Harris, 93, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in the Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born September 16, 1911, in Lemont Furnace, Pa., daughter of the late William and Hannah Moore Pollard. She was a member of Mount Rose Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as an usher and was very proud, always stating she would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Harris; sister, Eleanor "Sis" Douglas; and brothers, William, John and Eugene Pollard.

   Surviving are her devoted children, five daughters, Vermell Wilson and husband William of West Newton, Pa., Eleanor Mays and husband Herbert of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mabel Jordan of West Mifflin, Pa., Lois Jean Harris, Polk State School and Jacqueline Harris of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; adopted daughter, Christina Yarbrough of Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren, Nichole Ramsey, Wade Ramsey, Toni Smith, Kim Moffette, James Wilson, Kellie Wilson and Elex Jordan; eight great- grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Rachel Pollard of Uniontown, Pa.; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

   Friends will be received in the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Crable officiating. Interment will be at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. ©The Herald Standard 2004


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, November 19, 2004

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Harry HARRIS ( -1929)

HARRY HARRIS

   Harry (Coxey) Harris, musician, and recently house manager at the Dixie theater, died suddenly at 12:15 Thursday afternoon, April 19, at his home, 58 Liberty street, where he was taken suddenly ill Thursday morning. Dr. Jan Karolcik, who was summoned, pronounced death as due to pneumonia. He was 28 years old. Harris enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best drummers on the road and he was with several of Uniontown's prominent dance orchestras on tours through the country. Funeral services will be held in the Second Methodist Protestant church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. T. W. Colhoner officiating. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday Evening, April 19, 1929, page 2, column 3

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Ida Mae Scott HARRIS (1923-2011)

   Ida Mae Scott Harris was born on Wednesday, April 18, 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama to Betty Scott Cash and William Thomas. She was called to eternal rest on Wednesday May 4, 2011 while in the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township, Pennsylvania. Ida Mae graduated from Brownsville High School in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Ida was an employee of Mayview State Hospital for many years. She was an active member of the Full Gospel Church of Deliverance in Hiller. Ida was truly a woman of God that stayed in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Kenneth Harris; brother, James "Money" Cash; sister, Mildred Earlene Leake; son, Alonzo "Lonnie" Harris. Her seven loving children will cherish her memory: Gloria and Dwayne Simpson, Lois and John Perry, Kenneth and Olivia Harris, Claudette and Russell Sanders, Yvonne and Claude Massey, James Harris, Marie Harris, and Daughter-in-Law, Cheryl Harris; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She will be truly missed by all. Funeral Services will be held at FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE 1208 Sixth Street, Hiller, PA 15444 where Friends will be received on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday May 11, 2011. Interment will be held at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, May 8, 2011

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bullet J. W. HARRIS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

J. W. Harris, aged 81 years, a former resident of Uniontown, died Monday morning, March 25, 1935, in the home of a son, J. H. Harris, with whom he was residing at the time in Columbiana, O.  Death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered only recently.
Mr. Harris was a native of Menallen township being a son of the late Jenkins and Caroline Evans Harris but spent the greater part of his life as a resident of Georges township having gone to Ohio only about four months ago.
In 1878 he was married to Mary A. Stewart, a daughter of the late Aaron and Julia Stewart.  She preceded him in death 14 years.
Mr. Harris has been a member of the First Methodist Protestant church of Uniontown for many years.
He is survived by three children:  Mrs. M. L. Conaway, Uniontown; Mrs. J. A. Hale, Saltsburg, and J. H. Harris, of Columbiana, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Blackford, of Chadville.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Julia Jenkins, Mrs. J. Y. VanGilder and James Evans Harris.
Funerals services will be conducted in the home of the son this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
(newspaper dated March 27, 1935)


James B. HARRIS (1920-2009)

James B. Harris
Normalville

James B. Harris, 89, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Ohiopyle, a son of the late Benjamin and Mary Williams Harris. Jim worked as a self-employed poultry farmer. He was a member of the Normalville United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school at the United Methodist churches for more than 50 years. Before illness kept him confined to his home, Jim had 38 years of perfect attendance at Sunday school. Jim is survived by his son, James C. Harris, of Normalville, and Kathy Hull Shipley, also of Normalville; and his sister, Sara Thompson, of Uniontown. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his wife, Lela F. Miller Harris; and his brothers, Robert, Edward and Charles Harris. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion. Contributions may be made to a church of one's choice in memory of James B. Harris. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com .


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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James J. HARRIS (1915-2004)

James J. Harris
Pensacola, Fla.

James J. Harris, a long-time educator in the mid-Monongahela Valley, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at his home in Pensacola, Fla. He was born May 23, 1915, in Dunbar, a son of the late Wilbur and Helen Furrie Harris. Mr. Harris was a graduate of Centerville High School, where he excelled in football and basketball. Mr. Harris graduated from California State Teachers College and was awarded a master's degree from Duquesne University. He began his career in education as a teacher at Centerville High School, where he also coached football and basketball and then became principal. Mr. Harris went on to become principal of Mapletown High School before being named principal of Charleroi Area High School in 1964. He was subsequently appointed Assistant Superintendent of Washington County Schools, before retiring from Intermediate Unit One in 1976. Mr. Harris was a lifetime member of the American Legion and belonged to numerous professional organizations. He met his late wife of 44 years, Genevieve Croisy, while serving during World War II with the U.S. Army in France. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by one brother, David Van Harris; and one grandson, Adam Dellirocili. He is survived by two sisters, Vivian Harris Majesky of Marianna and Helen Harris Freeman of Scenery Hill; three sons, James W. Harris and wife Denise of Mechanicsburg, Louis Van Harris of Panama City, Fla., and Bruce Marc Harris of Harrisburg; one daughter, Jeannette Harris Dellirocili and husband Thomas of Brownsville; seven grandchildren, Louise Dellirocili Binns, Marcus Harris, Brendan James Harris, Lauren Rae Harris, Audrey Harris, Allison Harris and Thomas James Dellirocili; his long-time companion, Roberta Neubert, her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and David Johnson and their daughter Katie Lynn Johnson, of Pensacola, Fla. Services with military honors were held for Mr. Harris at Barrancas National Cemetery Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to: PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Dr., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, March 5, 2004

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Jennifer Gaines HARRIS (1952-2004)

   Jennifer Harris, 51, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2004 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born December 7, 1952 in Orient, Pa., daughter of Clara and M. H. Gaines. Two sisters, Mary Banks and Gloria Gaines, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Mattathais Harris; her Children: Marla (Harris) and husband John F. Kurilko, of Hopwood, Pa., Mary HARRIS, of Uniontown, Pa., and son George R. Harris, of Uniontown, Pa.; four grandchildren: Brianna Kurilko, Danasha Harris, Juanita Harris, Jamaal Tarpley; brother, Dana Gaines and wife, Henrietta, of New Mexico; Sisters: Constance Cameron, Denise Gaines and Georgia Gaines, all of Uniontown, Pa., and Joyce Gaines, of Washington, D.C.; her Aunt, Minnie Clemmons, of Uniontown, Pa.; Brother-in-Law, Arthur Banks, of Washington, D.C.; lots of nieces and nephews who love and miss her dearly. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday, February 25, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Service. Minister Rose of Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


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

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John HARRIS (1881-1913)

JOHN HARRIS DIES ON GALLOWS, HIS LIFE IS PENALTY FOR MURDER
NEGRO EXECUTED IN COUNTY JAIL;
HE STRANGLES IN 18 MINUTES

Rope Slips When Trap is Sprung and Victim Dies Slowly;
Less Than 80 Witness Execution; History of the
Crime for Which Harris was Hanged.

  UNIONTOWN, April 21— Under harrowing circumstances, John Harris was hanged in the county jail this morning for the murder of Thomas Jones at Isabella last May. As upon occasion of a former hanging in Uniontown, the rope slipped after the trap had been sprung. It was 18 minutes after he had been drawn above the floor that the physicians declared the man dead. Death was due to strangulation.

   It was at the execution of Giovanni Malini, in 1905, that a similar mishap occurred. On that occasion Malini’s body was drawn up through the trap. And it was sprung again, breaking the victim’s neck.

   Harris was led from his cell at 9:58 by Deputy Sheriffs Cameron LaClair and W. M. Wilson. Rev. P. H. Thompson accompanied the party to the foot of the steps leading to the gallows. Harris walked firmly, mounting the 10 steps without a tremor. His arms had previously been bound. Over the trap the noose was adjusted by Joseph G. Watt of Pittsburg, who has officiated as rope expert at several executions in this county.

   Once the noose was in place, with the knot just behind the left ear, the black cap was drawn over the doomed man’s head. His last glimpse was through the barred windows at the end of the jail, beyond which Coon Hollow basked in the sunshine. Between two of these windows was the sign, “No Smoking.”

   It took but a minute to attend these formalities. At 9:59, Sheriff Kiefer sprang the trap. The big negro fell like a shot, but a gasp, of horror echoed through the corridors of the jail and mingled with the mournful sobs of Frank DeLeo, awaiting execution, who sobbed pitifully in his upper cell. As Harris fell, the rope gave and the negro’s feet rested on the jail floor.

   Deputies sprang to the man and lifted him up, while Watt adjusted the rope. It was pulled up several inches and as the courthouse clock tolled the hour of ten, Watt had finished his task and those beneath permitted the body to swing. Harris jerked convulsively for several minutes. After an interminable wait, the physicians declared life extinct at 10:18. The sheriff’s jury performed its formal duty of attesting to the execution and at 10:23 the body was removed from the jail.

   The sheriff’s jury was composed of: C. L. Bute, auto dealer, South Union township, W. L. Woods, farmer, Jefferson township, George Wilhelm, yard boss, South Brownsville, Harry Mincer, special officer, Brier Hill, Charles E. Gaddis, merchant, Dunbar, Matt Walker, superintendent, Martin, Jones Ross, merchant, High House, Mahlon Farr, railroader, Uniontown, M. R. Gregg, Truant officer, Uniontown, Ben Seese, railroader, Uniontown, Charles G. Teed, hotel proprietor, Uniontown, E. A. Jackson, constable, Ohiopyle.

   The execution was private and not more than 80 persons were within the bullpen when the trap was sprung. In addition to Coroner Bell and his jury, Drs. E. R Rasely, C. H. Baum, W. A. McHugh, C. H. Griffin, M. H. Cloud and Charles Bierer were present. Sheriff Keifer had as guests Sheriff Steele, Deputy Sheriff Copeland and Warden John Nichols of Westmoreland county.

   The body, immediately after life had been pronounced extinct, was removed by Undertaker J. Harry Johnson to the Clearview cemetery, where it was buried.

   During the 24 hours preceding the execution Harris never seemed more cheerful. Rev. H. M. Hall of the Central Christian Church visited him last evening. After he had left, Charles M. Fee, Jr., entered the cell and wrote farewell letters for the doomed man.

   Harris spent a quiet night. He slept well, awakening but once, and was awake when called at 6 o’clock. He ate a hearty breakfast of ham and eggs, buttered toast, potatoes, tea and dessert. After breakfast Harris was joined by Rev. P. H. Thompson, who has been his spiritual adviser, Reverends Ford and Moon, and James Powell occupied the cell with him.

   On Monday the various parts of the scaffold, which have lain in the basement of the courthouse since the execution of Wilbur Minney on July 25, 1907, were gathered together and the scaffold was temporarily erected in the basement. On Wednesday morning the parts were moved to the jail, and shortly after noon on Wednesday all the prisoners were locked in their cells, were they remained until after the hanging. As soon as all the prisoners had been locked up, the erection of the scaffold in the central part of the jail was begun. It required about two hours to get everything ready for the execution. This work was in charge of B. F. Humber, the contractor.

   Heretofore, the scaffold has always been erected in the extreme eastern part of the bull pen, but owing to the fact that Harris’ cell was the farthest one away, it was erected in the instance almost in the exact center of the enclosure.

   While the scaffold was being erected and after it had been completed, hundreds of persons who could not attend the execution today visited the jail in order to see the instrument of death that was to remove John Harris from the land of the living.

   Late last evening bags of sand weighing a little more than 200 pounds were attached to the rope and the trap was sprung. Everything worked to perfection. As soon as the iron bar had been released the bags of sand shot through the trap doors and stopped short as the rope grew suddenly tense. The test promised a swift execution.

   John Harris was born near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in September, 1881. His parents were poor, and so he attended school very little. Until the time when he was 20 years of age he worked on the surrounding farms and in the saw mills of that section of Virginia. Shortly after he had passed his 20th birthday he came to Pennsylvania, going to work on a farm in Chester County where he stayed until 1904. Later he started to work in digging tunnels and sinking shafts in Pennsylvania and New York states, in which he was engaged off and on until the trouble at Isabella on May 11, 1912.

   The crime of which he was convicted was willful, deliberate and premeditated murder. On the afternoon of Saturday, May 11, 1912, Harris, alias ‘Buffalo,’ was seen wandering about the Isabella works with an automatic pistol in his hand. He was making threats to kill all the negroes on the hill. Later in the day he sought two negroes in particular, Thomas Jones, better known as “Burly Coon” and “Bull Pen Reuben”. That evening he finally met Jones and they had words at the house of Harris Coleman. After a time the quarrel was seemingly patched up, and Jones invited Harris to come to his house to have a bottle of beer, “just to show there were no hard feelings.” Harris agreed, and Jones started out of the door. As Jones did so Harris stepped to one side of the doorway, drew the pistol from his pocket and deliberately fired, the bullet entering the chest cavity, penetrating the right lung. Jones died on his way to the hospital.

   Harris left the house shortly after the shooting. The authorities at Uniontown were notified. County Detective John Smith and a posse of officers started in search. After about 20 hours, Harris was finally located in Washington County, but he was not captured until he had put a bullet through the county detective’s hat. Harris was finally halted by a shotgun in the hands of a farmer in Washington County, named Martingale, who turned him over to the officers.

   The trial began before Judge Umbel on Monday, June 10, last. Attorney George Patterson, appointed by the court when the defendant had no attorney, represented Harris, while District Attorney Shelby and Assistant District Attorney Miller represented the Commonwealth. The Jury was completed that afternoon, after the regular panel and almost the entire special venire of 18 had been examined.

   When the jury had been completed the following men were in the box. Harry Nedrow, Saltlick township, Theron Provance, North Union township, Edward C. Henry, Dunbar township, Harry Shallenberger, Dunbar township, W. S. Klingensmith, Upper Tyrone township, Charles E. Gaddis, Dunbar, Ross Cuppett, Henry Clay township, Frank Gray, German township, Daniel Varndell, North Union township, Cooper Hindle, Uniontown, Frank M. Bowie, Uniontown, James A. Provins, Masontown.

   District Attorney Shelby outlined the case for the Commonwealth and then by close and careful questioning of the various witnesses wove such a chain of evidence about Harris that the defense was unable to break it. Harris Coleman was the only eyewitness of the shooting, and his testimony was particularly damaging to the case of the defendant. Despite his best efforts, Attorney Patterson was unable to break down any part of the case constructed by the Commonwealth.

   When the defendant took the stand he pleaded self-defense and depended upon his own uncorroborated testimony, which was contradictory to that of all the witnesses for the prosecution.

   After the usual addresses by the opposing attorneys, Judge Umbel charged the jury and it retired. After being out about 22 hours, the jurymen asked additional instructions from the court, and within half an hour afterwards, John Harris was declared guilty of murder in the first degree.

   Although the jury had found Harris guilty of murder in the first degree, Attorney Patterson did not despair. He carried the case before the State Supreme Court. The Supreme Court upheld the finding of the lower court and the death sentence was passed upon the convicted negro.

   There was now one more chance to save the condemned man’s life commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment. Governor Tener had set the date of the execution as Tuesday, December 31, and so Attorney Patterson carried the case before the Board of Pardons in Harrisburg in December 18. The full board was not present and the case was continued. Governor Tener granted a respite until after the Board of Pardons should meet again. Through January, February and March the board failed to meet in its entirety, and after each continuance of the appeal, Governor Tener granted a respite of 30 days. Finally on Wednesday, April 16, the Pardon Board did meet as a whole and the Harris case was one of the first to be heard. District Attorney Shielby represented the Commonwealth, while Attorney Patterson represented the defendant. After hearing the appeal the board refused a commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment, and John Harris’ last chance of life after April 24 had been swept away.

   On the evening word that the Pardon Board had refused a commutation of the death sentence was received at the jail. Shortly afterwards Warden Newcomer entered the bullpen and told Harris his fate. Harris received the news with the same stoicism that he displayed at the time of the trial. His cell was searched and the death watch was selected, H. L. McCann by day and T. O. Williams at night. There was no change in Harris. He remained the same model prisoner that he had always been, never giving the least trouble to the attendants and never showing the least fear of his approaching death. He maintained his seeming fearlessness of death to the very end.

   Harris played a lone had from the time of his arrest until the drop of the scaffold trap. All his friends had deserted him, and all his relatives were dead except his aged mother and three brothers, none of whom could come to him. The mother lives in Rumpass, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and she can neither read nor write. The brothers also live in Virginia.

   Practically the only friend the condemned man had was his attorney, George Patterson, who made the best defense under the circumstances and even fought to the very last to have the death sentence commuted to life imprisonment. Harris did not have a single witness to corroborate his story that he had shot and killed Jones in self- defense, but his counsel made a strong fight against certain conviction.

   Last Sunday, Harris took an active part in the religious services conducted by Captain Crowell on the Salvation Army. He joined in the singing of every hymn and near the close of the service he made a short talk to the other prisoners. He stated that he had been saved and that he was prepared to die at any moment.

   For the first time since he heard that he Pardon Board had refused to commute the death sentence to life imprisonment he seemed affected by his impending doom. During the parts of the service when he was merely a listener he seemed nervous and ill at ease, crossing and recrossing his legs and blowing his nose quite frequently. There were also times when tears appeared in his eyes, but he quickly brushed them away. The tears seemed to be manifestations of sorrow rather than fear of death.

   As soon as Harris heard that he must die, he requested that he be allowed to die in his own clothes. When he was arrested his clothes, which were just new, were taken from him, and was given others to wear while in jail. Warden Newcomer told him that his wish would be granted and so after the suit had been cleaned and pressed it was given back to its owner. Harris wore it for the first time on Sunday, and seemed much pleased with it. The suit was of dark blue serge with a small stripe of black through it. It was well fitted and showed his powerful figure to advantage. Harris stood just a little short of six feet and weighed in the neighborhood of 195 pounds. His great muscular development made him proportionally broad.

   The execution of Harris was the twelfth execution to take place in Fayette County. Those who have paid the death penalty in this county are:

   John McFall, executed March 7, 1795, for the murder of John Chadwick in Georges township on November 10, 1794. Alexander Addison was judge, R. Galbraith deputy attorney general and James Paul sheriff. There being no jail at that time, McFall was hanged on a sycamore tree north of Uniontown.

   Richard Thairwell, executed October 1, 1866, 71 years after the first execution, hanged for the murder of James Houseman at Fayette City on April 3, 1866. Samuel A. Gilmore was judge, T. B. Schnatherly district attorney and Samuel W. Boyd sheriff.

   Michael Mezzo, better known as Mike Mex, hanged August 12, 1886, for the murder of a fellow Italian, Rocco Cossidenti, in Springhill township on September 21, 1885. James Inghram was judge, M. M. Cochran district attorney and C. C. Sterling sheriff.

   Frank Morris, hanged September 1, 1896, for the murder of Bernard Loker in Bullskin township on September 12, 1894. Morris was tried before Judge Nathaniel Ewing in December, 1894, George Jeffries being the district attorney, but the execution did not occur until September, 1896, when Fred S. Shalfant was sheriff. Morris was 19 years and 5 months old at the time of his execution and was the youngest of 17 children.

   William Simms, colored, hanged November 22, 1900, for the murder of his wife, Lillie Belle Simms, at Dunbar on August 18, 1899. He was tried before Judge E. H. Reppert in September, 1899, W. E. Crow being the district attorney and George A. McCormick sheriff.

   Mark Thomas Hayes, hanged April 25, 1901, for the murder of William Sowden at Dunbar on July 4, 1899. He was tried before Judge E. H. Reppert in September, 1899, W. E. Crow being the district attorney. G. A. McCormick was the sheriff.

   William Allen, colored, hanged December 12, 1901, for the murder of Hiram McMillan at Wynn in Georges township on April 26, 1901. E. H. Reppert was the judge, W. E. Crow the district attorney and G. A. McCormick the sheriff.

   William Hays, colored, hanged October 29, 1903, for the murder of Edward Perkins, also colored, at Masontown on November 14, 1902. E. H. Reppert was the judge, A. E. Jones the district attorney and S. E. Frock the sheriff.

   John Jackson, colored, hanged July 28, 1904, for the murder of Jack Kinney at Nigger Hill in Connellsville township on June 29, 1903. R. E. Umbel was the judge, A. E. Jones the district attorney and S. E. Frock the sheriff. Jackson pleaded guilty to the murder charge and requested the court to determine the degree. The court held that the murder was of the first degree. Jackson was 20 years old at the time of his execution.

   Giovanni Malini, hanged on July 12, 1906, for the murder of Antonio Reppi at Yorks Run in Georges township on August 23, 1905. E. H. Reppert was the judge, Thomas H. Hudsun the district attorney and M. A. Kiefer the sheriff.

   Wilber Minney, colored, hanged July 25, 1907, for the murder of Anna Derry, his common law wife, at Bellevernon on October 11, 1905. E. H. Reppert was the judge, Thomas H. Hudson the district attorney and M. A. Kiefer the sheriff.

   John Harris, better known as “Buffalo” Harris, colored, hanged April 24, 1913, for the murder of Thomas Jones, alias “Burly Coon,” also colored, at the Isabella works on May 11, 1912. R. E. Umbel was the judge, S. Ray Shelby the district attorney and M. A. Kiefer the sheriff.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 24, 1913, page 1, columns 6&7,
continued to page 6, columns 1&2


BEARS NO MALICE, DECLARES
HARRIS, IN LAST STATEMENT
Negro, Hanged Today, Declares He
Shot Victim in Self-Defense;
Thanks His Jailers

   Just prior to his execution the condemned man, who all along had refused, to make any statement in regard to himself of the crime, made the following statement to a reporter for The Courier:

   “I am prepared to meet my God. I have no fear of death, for I have the consolation that I am not-guilty of willful murder. I shot Tom Jones, but I shot with the intention of maiming his arm to prevent him from shooting me, which he would have done had I not been quicker that he was. I am sorry for Tom and I have prayed that God might be merciful to him. I hope to meet him in the better world.

   “I made a great mistake when I shot at the officers in my attempt to escape. If I had come in and given myself up it might have been different with me now, but one can’t escape fate. I firmly believe that what is to be will be.

   “I have no ill feeling toward anyone. I am at peace with all the world and I have a kind feeling for all mankind. Everyone has been very kind to me and I am very thankful to all of them, but especially to W. L. McIntyre and Charles M. Fee, Jr., who did all that they could to make things as pleasant as possible for me. Of course, I feel grieved about the sorrow that this brings to my mother and brothers.

   “Mr. Patterson, my attorney, put up a great fight to save me from the scaffold, but he lost out in the end. I feel very grateful to him for his efforts in my behalf.

   “I wish to publicly thank the church people for the interest they have taken in my spiritual welfare, and I wish to say that I am fully converted. God’s spirit is with me to comfort me in this my hour of need.

   “Mr. Shelby did his duty as the prosecuting attorney and Mr. Smith did his as the county detective. Both of them did their duty as they saw it. I have no ill feeling toward them or toward anyone else connected with the case. All the prison officials have been very kind to me and I shall leave this world with a kid feeling toward all.”


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 24, 1913, page 6, columns 2&3

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John H. HARRIS (1844-1923)

JOHN H. HARRIS

   John H. Harris, aged 80 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at this home on Liberty avenue, Saturday, May 26, 1923. He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter and one sister, Mrs. McCormick, of McVeytown, and an adopted son, Harry, at home. The deceased was a member of Will F. Stewart Post No. 180, G. A. H. He enlisted in the Union army in August, 1861, becoming a member of Co. H, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry. He later re-enlisted in March, 1865, in Co. B. 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He fought in 30 battles, being wounded at Mossy Creek and taken prisoner at Franklin, Tennessee. He was a member of the Second M. P. church where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the pastor, the Rev. T. W. Colhouer, officiating. Interment will be in Park cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Born–Dec 9, 1844


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 28, 1923, page 3, column 5

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John H. HARRIS ( -1962)

HARRIS, JOHN H., 61, formerly of Brownsville, died March 25, 1962 in Key Largo, FL. He was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Steel Corp. He was a member of the Clearwater Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vera Hootman Harris, two children, Mrs. Ruthann Richey and Thomas W. Harris; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kniepkamp, and Hannah Mae Harris; two brothers, Enoch and Thomas Harris. Burial in LaFayette Memorial Park under the direction of the Paul Seeman Funeral Home, Greensburg.


Newspaper unknown, March, 1962

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Lewis Jack HARRIS, Jr. ( -1974)

HARRIS, LEWIS JACK, JR.— Age 57 years, of Poolesville, Maryland, (formerly of Uniontown) died Tuesday, February 25, 1974 in Suburan Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. He was a World War II Veteran. Surviving are his wife, Marie Harris of Uniontown; one daughter, Evelyn Harris of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, George Harris of Uniontown and Earl Harris of New York City, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hatcher of Ronco and Mrs. Eva Edwards of Brownsville, Pa.; a number of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Carl A. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 E. Main St., today after 5 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. E. M. Hickenbottom officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 1, 1974, page 19, column 6

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Mildred L. HARRIS (1926-2010)

   Mildred L. Harris, 83 years, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania who was born on November 22, 1926 in Fairmont, West Virginia was called from labor to reward on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Harris; daughter, Kimberly; mother, Mary Gregory; father, Sonny Amos; sisters: bertha Jackson and Mary Carter; and very dear friend, John Brooks. Left to cherish her memories are two brothers: Alonzo Gregory and Norwood Gilaspie Children: Joyce Sweptson of Uniontown, Pa., Kenneth (Jackie) Harris, Virginia, Pa., Marvin (Lydia) Harris of Uniontown, Christine Farris of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Linda Bush, Barbara Crews, Lisa (Jeff) Crews and James A. Harris all of Uniontown, Pa., Terri Harris of Florida, Nakayla (Kevin) McLee and Easton Carr; and a host of grandchildren, great grand children, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends will be received at MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, 57 Stewart Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, the hour of Service. Interment will immediately follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pennsylvania. Funeral Arrangements are in the care of the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 (724.438.4030).


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

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Rebecca HARRIS Stone  (1812-1863)

DIED

   Jan. 26th, ’63, of Heart Disease, REBECCA HARRIS, wife of Capt. James Harris, of Fayette Co., Pa., in the 51st year of her age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 1863, Vol. I, No. 2, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Sara Elizabeth Fulmer HARRIS ( -1995)

Sara E. Harris

   Sara Elizabeth (Fulmer) Harris, 82, of California, Pa., died Thursday, June 1, 1995, in Mon Valley Hospital. Surviving are her husband, George L. Harris; one stepson, James L. Harris of Montserrat, B.W.I.; four stepdaughters, Shirley Garnic of Fort Myers, Fla., Mary Williamson of Newport Beach, Calif., Isabelle Anderson of California, Pa., and Betty Matarese of Mt. Holly, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Gray of Dilliner, Pa., and George Gray of Brooksville, Fla.; two sisters, Emma Kuhn of Perryopolis, Pa., and Beatrice Brewer of Jessup, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., on Thursday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., and will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet Thomas HARRIS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Thomas Harris, aged 80, father of Mrs. Dr. S. A. Baltz, and one of the pioneer coal men of the county, died Thursday morning at his home in Strickler street, Dawson, of complications arising from influenza.  He was 80 years old.  Mr. Harris had been ill for the past few weeks. Death came at 6:30 a.m.
Prior to his retirement about ten years ago Mr. Harris was mine foreman for C. E. Lenhart, operating the Century plant.  Mr. Harris entered the mines at the age of 15 years when he lived in England.  He came to American more than 50 years ago and fist settled at Coulter. From there he moved to Adelaide and then Brownsville, settling finally at Dawson.
Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, about a year ago. His nephew, Joe Harris, was the famous star outfielder for the Washington baseball club in its champion American League days.  A foster son is the Rev. Dr. Thomas Charlesworth, pastor of the Schenley Heights M. E. church.
Mr. Harris is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bert Wyatt of Brownsville, Mrs. John Morgan of Dawson, and Mrs. Baltz.
The deceased was a member of the M. E. church, the Knights of Malta and the Odd Fellows.
(Genius - February 28, 1935)


Thomas A. HARRIS (1907-1963)

HARRIS, THOMAS A.— Aged 56, 207 Highland Drive, Elizabeth, formerly of Brownsville, died Tuesday, October 22, 1963, in the McKeesport Hospital, at 7:30 a.m. Born April 13, 1907, in Oliver, he was a son of the late John H. and Mary Ann Keener Harris. He was an employee at the Maxwell Mine, of U.S. Steel Corp. He was a life member of South Brownsville Methodist Church; a member of the Board of Trustees, Bishop Smith Bible Class; Jr. OUAM of Brownsville and UMWA Maxwell local. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Bennett Harris; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Gacovsky, Elizabeth, two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kniepkamp, Boston, Mass., Hanna Mae Harris, McKeesport; one brother, Enoch, Boston. Friends will be received after 7 this evening in the Ross Funeral Home, 125 Front St., Brownsville, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. John W. Gordon will officiate. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 23, 1963, page 20, column 8

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Daniel HARRISON ( -1904)

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

BRAKEMAN KILLED

Sideswiped by Engine at
‘Q’ Junction Sunday

   D. D. Gindelspigger, a Baltimore & Ohio brakeman whose home is in Somerset county, was killed at Quamahoning Junction Sunday morning. Gindelspigger was working on a coal train which placed cars onto a siding at the junction. These cars bumped into others on the track, jolting the unfortunate man onto the main line. He was struck by the engine of his own train, which was coming back up the main track at good speed. The man was killed instantly. This is the fourth fatality that has occurred on the Connellsville Division during the past week or so. Daniel Harrison, who lives in the vicinity of Connellsville, was killed in the South Cumberland yards Friday. He had just finished his first trip and was on his way to a boarding house. He stopped off a shifter when his feet slipped, causing him to fall under the wheels.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 28, 1904

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Deacon Luther HARRISON ( -1995)

DEACON LUTHER HARRISON

   Deacon Luther Harrison, of Chestnut Ridge, Pa., died suddenly, Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995. Surviving are the following children: Patricia of Brownsville; James of Monessen; Ronald of Washington, D.C.; Cynthia of Hiller; Gary of Dayton, Ohio, and Nuwanna of Clariton; a number of grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa.


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

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Bertha B. HARROLD (1915-1996)

Bertha B. Harrold

   Bertha B. ‘Grannie Red’ Harrold, 81, of Hunker, R.D. 1, died Thursday night, Oct. 24, 1996 at the Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent Center. She was born June 14, 1915 in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late George and Anna Chapman Craig. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of the Paradise United Methodist Church and had attended the former Mud School in Bullskin Township. She is survived by three brothers, L.E. Craig of Wakeman, Ohio, Ross Craig of Lorain, Ohio, and Thomas Craig of Scottdale; a sister, Ruby Craig of Huron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Kahl Harrold, in 1990; a brother, Harold Craig; and two sisters, Muriel Craig and Polly Swartz. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David R. Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Harrold Cemetery, Hempfield Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Helen Ruth Detwiler HARSHMAN (1922-2006)

Helen Ruth Harshman
McKeesport
Formerly of Connellsville

Helen Ruth Harshman, 84, of McKeesport, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Ray and Grace Whipkey Detwiler. Helen Ruth was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1939. She had been a resident of McKeesport since 1965, and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in McKeesport. Helen Ruth is survived by her loving family, her children: Dianne Patterson and her husband, Martin, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Eric W. Harshman, of McKeesport; her grandchildren, Roger Patterson and his wife, Heather, and Matthew Patterson, all of Eagle River, Alaska, and her sisters, Maralouise Wilson and Leora Berkheimer, both of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Helen Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Floyd W. Harshman, in 1998; her sister, Dorothy Lee Detwiler, and her brother, Ray Eugene Detwiler. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Warren Smith officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 329 Ninth St., McKeesport, Pa., 15132, in memory of Helen Ruth Harshman.


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

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June Maxine Kerr HARSHMAN (1932-2012)

   June Maxine Kerr Harshman, 80, of Dickerson Run, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at UPMC in Pittsburgh. She was born March 19, 1932, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Carl and Esther Kerr. She was a member of the Dawson Baptist Church. Maxine was an avid bingo player and loved to bowl in her younger years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Surviving are daughters, Rebecca Lovasz and husband, Frank Sr., of Perryopolis, and Deborah Lovasz and husband, James, of Dickerson Run; sons, Donald Eugene Harshman, of Dickerson Run, and Jeffrey Harshman and wife, Stephanie, of Dawson; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and an infant son, Jeffrey. 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 RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. David McElroy officiating. Interment in Dickerson Run Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Mary Elizabeth Molnar HARSHMAN (1918-1996)

Mary E. Harshman

   Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Molnar Harshman, 78, formerly of Scottdale, died Sunday Jan. 28, 1996, at the Eicher Personal Care Home in Normalville. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, at Leisenring No. 2 in Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Barlick Molnar. She was a retired sorter at Anchor Hocking Glass Division in South Connellsville with 10 years service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Scottdale and a member of Court Lambing 314, Catholic Daughters of America. Years ago she was a member of the Mission Club and the Hearts of Gold Senior Citizens group at the church. She was a 1935 graduate of Dunbar Township High School. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and yard work. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Karen) McFadden of Poland, Ohio; a son, Daniel “Dan” Harshman of Indiana, Pa.; five grandchildren, Danielle Muller and husband, Jim, Scott Harshman, Denise Harshman, Shaun Harshman and Chad McFadden; four sisters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Reilly and Mrs. Michael (Theresa) Manzella, both of Uniontown, Mrs. Arthur (Annagrace) Cook of Erie, and Catherine “Kay” Molnar of Vanderbilt; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Freeman J. Harshman Jr., on May 15, 1986; a sister, Ethel Molnar; and four brothers, John, Kelly, William Molnar, Julius Molnar and Francis Molnar. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist RC Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Father Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to her late husband.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1996

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bullet Norma HARSHMAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Norma Harshman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Harshman of House 263, Lemont, died at 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital.  Death was due to complications.  In addition to her parents, six brothers and five sisters, all at home, also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted in the parents' home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. James O. Archer.


bullet William E. HARSHMAN died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

HARSHMAN, WILLIAM E.

Scottdale, Nov. 23—WILLIAM E. HARSHMAN, 23 years old, died early this morning in Connellsville State Hospital.

MR. HARSHMAN who resided at Everson all his life, was a brakeman of the Pennsylvania Rail Road , being on furlough.

He leaves his wife ANNA LELESCH; one son, ROBERT WAYNE; his father WILLIAM M. HARSHMAN of Everson; two brothers; EUGENE and FRANK of Everson, and two sisters:  MRS. JOHN TISCHKE of York Run and MRS. BRADEN SNYDER of Melcroft.

The funeral service will be held at the home of his father on Hill St., Everson, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.   Burial will be made at Scottdale Cemetery.  
Connellsville Courier  5-23-1928


bullet Agnes HART died in 1905. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

HART, MRS. AGNES
Mrs. Agnes HART, widow of James HART, who died some eight years ago, was buried at Mt. Zion graveyard on Laurel Hill February 23.  Rev. E.E. DeHAVEN conducted the funeral.  Mrs. HART died from a cancer and was aged 54 years.  She was reared near Normalville and lived here until after the death of her husband, where she made her home with her children, dying at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hiram BIGAM, of Vanderbilt.  She was a daughter of John K. GRIM and mother of Benton HART of Normalville. 
Connellsville Courier  Fri. 3-3-1905 


Alexander HART (1917-1997)

ALEXANDER HART

   Alexander "Alex" Hart born April 21, 1917 in Mill Run of the late John F. and Edith J. (Collins) Hart. Surviving Alex are daughter, Mrs. Bill [Darlene] Firestone of Mill Run; 3 grandchildren, Shone Firestone of Mill Run, Mrs. Earl [Vonda] Brewer of Indian Head and Donna Firestone of Roy, Wash., three great-grandchild, Jenna Brewer, Erin Firestone and Elijah Firestone, five step-children Agnes Shipley, Bill Bigem, Huey Bigem all of Mill Run, Ruth Brezo of New Derry and Marion Sesory of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, fourteen step-grandchildren; five brothers, Harry Hart, Smith Hart, Ralph Hart, Saul Hart and five sisters, Ethel King, Margaret Bryner, Alic Burd, Viola Depp, Rachel Schoephe. Predeceased by son Freddie Lee Hart, five brothers, Paul, David, Joseph, George, John Hart, two sisters, Edith Bowser and an infant sister. When his brother Harry died there was a sister Nancy Jane McElhaney also dead.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 21, 1917
   Died—– February 12, 1997

Notes from contributor:
   It appears that Edith is the same person as Mattie Hart, the mother of Harry. In the two obits they name the same brothers and sisters. Harry Hart is buried in Greenridge Cem.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Benton HART (1895-1895)

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

Benton Hart

White, male, 5 months old
   Born—–February, 1895, Bridgeport
   Died—–July 4 1895, Bridgeport
   Cause of death–Cholera Infantum
   Buried–Bridgeport Cemetery
   Father–J. Percy Hart
   Mother–Finley Hart
   Residence–Race Street


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 74

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bullet Bessie Ellen HART died in 1949. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

BESSIE ELLEN HART Born(7-15-1899) Died(5-30-1949) Father:(Frank Guthrie) Mother: (Rose Miller)
Evening Standard 5-31-1949
Bessie Ellen Hart, aged 50, died in her home, Fairchance, Monday, May 30, 1949. Surviving are her husband, Oliver Hart; three brothers Russell Guthrie, of Fairchance; Walter Guthrie of Little Rock, Ark.; James Guthrie, of Fairchance; two half-brothers, Jesse Miller, Fairchance; John Miller, of Uniontown; four sisters, Mrs. May McKenzie, Fairchance; Mrs. Emma Baker, Hopwood; Mrs. Sarah Brenguard of Wynn; Mrs. Helen Tate, Fairchance; one niece and one nephew, Irene Harburger and Delbert Guthrie, at home. Friends will be received in the familt residence after 10 o'clock this morning, where services will be conducted Thursday, June 2, at 4 o'clock with Rev. Arthur Ramage officiating, assisted by Rev. H.L. Humbert. Interment will be in White Rock cemetery, under the direction of the J.W.Goldboro Funeral Home.


Betty HART (1922-2011)

   Betty Hart, age 88, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Life Care Center of Medina. Born November 11, 1922 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to the late Richard and Lena (nee Retkofsky) Thomas. Betty resided in Olmsted Falls prior to Life Care She retired from American Can Corporation. Beloved mother of Charlotte (Kenneth) Kubik; grandmother of Michael (Jennifer) Kubik and Laura (Greg) Sloane; great-grandmother of Emma Kubik, Megan and Nathan Sloane. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Francis X. Hart; sisters, Florence Price and Ruth Willis, brothers; Mose, Richard and Ralph Thomas. Visitation will be held on May 14, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. in the CHAPEL AT SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where funeral services will be held 2 PM Sunday, luncheon to follow. The family would like to thank the Hospice of Medina for their compassionate care. Arrangements by DOSTAL FUNERAL SERVICES.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Charles E. Duane HART (1936-2010)

   Charles E. Duane Hart, 74, of Polk, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Grove City Medical Center. He was born on January 30, 1936 in Bitner, Pa. to the late Charles F. and Ethel B. Hart of Juniata. He was a graduate of Dunbar Twp. High School, class of 1954, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Guam. He retired from the Arkansas-Best Freight System, Inc. (ABF), and and was an honorary member of the Juniata Sportsmen's Club. He was of the Methodist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Remaley Hart, who died January 9 2009, his sister, Ethel Doreen (Sister) Hiles, and brother, Vernon (Pete) Hart. He is survived by his stepdaughter Sandra Pierson of Shreveport, La.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren; four sisters and a brother: Twyla Faye Kern of New Castle; Bernadine Hart of Uniontown; Janet DiMatteo of Charlotte Hall, Md.; Nancy (and Jim) Duncan of Connellsville; and Nelson (and Joan) Hart of Dunbar. He is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 (Noon) Friday, December 31, 2010 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, Ellwood City, Pa Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Clyde HART, Jr. (1951-2004)

   Clyde “Eddie” Hart Jr., 52, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1951, in Connellsville, a son of Clyde E. Hart Sr. of Connellsville and the late Dolores J. Basinger Hart. He was a Protestant by faith. He was formerly employed at Rack Engineering Corp. of Connellsville and then at Nicholson and Sons Remodeling. Eddie enjoyed collecting and building models of motorcycles and landscaping. He was a member of the Sons of Columbus and Italian Independent Club. He is survived by his wife, Kay Cunningham Hart, to whom he was married eight years; a son, Robert “Spock” Hart of Connellsville; a daughter, Crystal Smith of Uniontown; his father, Clyde E. Hart Sr. and companion, Dorothy Patterson, of Connellsville; a granddaughter, Destiny Smith of Uniontown; a stepson, James Cunningham of Connellsville, and a sister, Patricia Nicholson and husband, Larry Ray, of Connellsville. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.


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

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Clyde E. HART, Sr. (1930-2005)

   Clyde E. Hart Sr., 75, of Connellsville Township, Pa., passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Connellsville, the son of the late Ralph and Clara Ethel Miller Hart. He was a lifelong resident of Connellsville, and was a retired stamper and grinder for the U.S. Steel Co. with 20 years of service. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America. He was a member of the Connellsville Senior Citizens and in his spare time loved playing pool, dancing and music. He was a member of the AMVETS in Belle Vernon and a social member of the Connellsville Slovak and Sons of Italy clubs, and at one time attended the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Nicholson and her husband Larry, of Connellsville; grandchildren, John Bierer, Rana Means, Robert Hart, Michael Reese, Jamie Nicholson amd Jessica Nicholson; two great grandchildren, Ryan and Dillon Means; a brother, Harry Hart in Ohio and a companion and friend, Dorothy Patterson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dolores Jean Basinger Hart on Feb. 11, 1986; a son, Clyde E. Hart Jr. on August 5, 2004; brothers, J.R. Hart and Frank Hart, and a sister, Ella Mae Rhodes. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at which time services will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove officiating. Committal and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 11, 2005

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David Howard HART ( -1961)

HART, DAVID H.— Aged 64, Oliphant Furnace, husband of Mrs. Mae Hart, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday, December 16, 1961 at 6:10 p.m. He was owner and operator of a tavern for twenty-six years. In addition to his widow he is survived by two stepsons, Ray Cox at home; Lewis Cox, Edwards, Ill.; one stepdaughter; Mrs. Helen Day, Huston, Texas; three brothers, Charles, Oliphant Furnace; Fred, White Rock; Oliver, Fairchance; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Goodwin, Middletown; Mrs. Hazel Wilson, Fairchance; Mrs. Helen King, White Rock; four step grandchildren; three great stepgrandchildren. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. L. Davis will officiate. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 19, 1961, page 34, column 5

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Eliza HART (1889-1894)

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

Eliza Hart

White, female, 5 years old
   Born—–1889, Bullskin Twp.
   Died—–July 15, 1894
   Cause of death–Dysentery
   Father–Alexander Hart
   Mother–Dorcus Crossland Hart
   Residence–Williams Addition


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 66, line 109

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Eliza Jane Grover HART (1834-1901)

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

Eliza Jane Grover Hart

White, female, 68 years old, married
   Born—–May 15, 1834
   Died—–September 15 1901, Uniontown
   Cause of death–Heart Trouble
   Spouse–Czar Alexander Hart


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 96, line 77

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

MRS. ELIZABETH HART Born(1865) Died(9-18-1941) Father:(Peter Fisher) Mother:(Susan Hart) Mrs. Elizabeth Hart, 76, widow of Oliver J. Hart, died at her home, White Rock, Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Maurice Gray, White Rock; Mary Goodwin, Upper Middletown; Mrs. Hazel Wilson, White Rock; Mrs. Helen King, at Home; and four sons, Charles and David, of Oliphant; Oliver and Fred at home. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one sister Sallie Prinkey, of Dunbar; and one brother, Frank Fisher, Morgantown road. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Free Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, DST, in White Rock church. Burial will be in White Rock cemetery.


Emma Pearl Marsden HART (1912-2004)

   Emma Pearl Marsden Hart, formerly of Uniontown and McClellandtown, Pa., passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Monday, March 22, 2004, in Escondido Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Maxwell, Pa., on July 10, 1912, a daughter of Henry and Hilda Marsden. On May 14, 1931, she married Frederick William Hart. He died August 21, 2000. Also deceased are a daughter who died in infancy, one sister, Ethel B. Marsden Hart, one brother, James C. Marsden, and her parents. Emma Pearl was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Pearl is survived by two daughters: Doris Marie Sleasman and husband Jack R. of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and Thelma Lee Zallock and husband Bill of Ronchita, California; four grandsons: Dale Sleasman and his wife Mona of Connellsville, Pa., Bruce Sleasman and his wife Anita of Youngwood, Pa., Barry Sleasman and his wife Nancy of Connellsville, Pa., and Frederick C. Sleasman and his fiancee Emiley Sager of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; seven great grandchildren: Stephanie, Lindsay, Charles, Nicole, Kaitlin, Paige and Dylan Sleasman; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Private interment was held in San Diego, California.


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

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Emmett N. HART (1920-2002)

   Emmett N. Hart, 82, of Bitner, beloved husband of Mary K. Hart, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in the Uniontown Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1920, at Star Junction, son of the late Matthew and Henrietta Sandusky Hart. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Sheila Kaye Hart; a grandson, Neal Alexander Hart; five brothers, Matthew, Charles, James, George and Fredrick Hart; and a sister, Margaret Erler. Emmett was a member of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder, Sunday school superintendent and teacher; the Nathan Lewis Ft. Necessity Lodge No. 254 IOOF; Dawson Masonic Lodge F. & A. M.; a social member of Teamsters Local 491; the United Mine Workers of America, District 2 Local 1248. He was a retired employee of United States Steel Corp. at the Maple Creek Mine and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lowe Hart; a son, Paul Hart a nd his wife, Paula, of Owings, Md.; two daughters, Denise Cullen and her husband, David, of Greensburg, Loretta Smiley and her husband, Richard, of Dunbar; six grandchildren, Steven, Sarah and Jared Cullen, Evan Hart, Keely and Christopher Smiley; three brothers, William, Francis and Robert Hart; and four sisters, Christabell Branthoover, Loraine Morgan, Irlean Dragan, Ethel May Ruck; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, 35 S. Mill St., New Salem, after 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, the hour of service, with the Rev. Mark L. Juengel officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 85 Cunningham School Road, Smock, Pa.


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

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Francis H. HART (1913-2003)

   Francis H. Hart, 89, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Connellsville, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1913, son of the late Matthew and Henrietta Sandusky Hart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Linney Hart; a daughter, Cynthia Grimes; six brothers, James Hart, Frederick Hart, Charles Hart, Matthew Hart, Emmett Hart and George Edward Hart; and a sister, Margaret Erler. Francis was a well-known musician and had his own orchestra called the "Bill Francis Orchestra", which played at various events in the Uniontown Area for many years. He was a member of the VFW band. He was an avid hunter and loved taking rides through the Laurel Mountains. He was also a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Francis was an agent for the Baltimore Life Insurance Company, in the Uniontown area for many years. He had also worked for the enamel plant and in various coal mines. He is survive d by three sons, Ronald Lee Hart and his wife, Inga of Rockville, Md., Darrell Hart and his wife, Cathy of Champagne, Ill., and Francis (Pete) Hart and his wife, Rita of Manassas, Va.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Hart of the State of California, and Robert Hart of Erie; four sisters, Irlean Dragan of Monessen, Lorain Morgan of Fairchance, Christabell Branthoover of Belle Vernon, and Ethel Mae Ruck of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a devoted friend and companion, Dolores M. Garden and her daughter. Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, from 9 to 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Paul N. Frank Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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Frederick William HART (1909-2000)

   Frederick William Hart, 90, of Escandido, CA, formerly of McClellandtown, Fayette Co., PA, died, Monday, August 21, 2000 in Escandido. He was born Nov. 2, 1909 McClellandtown, a son of the late Matthew and Henrietta Sandusky Hart. He had been a resident of Escandido, CA, for the last 39 years, and prior to his retirement worked in maintenance for Anaheim California School District. He is survived by his wife, Emma Pearl Marsden Hart; two daughters, Doris Marie Sleasman and her husband, Jack, of Mt. Pleasant, and Thelma Lee Zallack and her husband, Bill, of Ranchita, CA; grandchildren, Dale Sleasman and his wife, Mona, of Connellsville, Bruce Sleasman and his wife, Anita, of Youngwood, Barry Sleasman and his wife, Nancy, of Connellsville, and Fred Sleasman of Mt. Pleasant; six great- grandchildren, Stephanie, Lindsay, Charles, Nicole, Katlin and Paige Sleasman; brothers, Matthew Hart of Bitner, PA; Charles Hart of Juaniata, PA, William Hart of Santa Anna, CA, Francis Hart of Uniontown, Robert Hart of Irvin, PA and Emmett Hart of Smock, PA; sisters, Irlean Dragan of Monessen, Lorraine Morgan of Finleyville, PA, Margaret Erler of Perryopolis, Ethel Mar Ruck of Chattanooga, TN, and Christbell Branthoover of Monessen. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, James Hart, and an infant daughter. Services were held in CA. Obit information provided by Brooks Funeral Home, Connellsville.


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

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Capt. George W. HART ( -1868)

Died

  HART— At the residence of his father-in-law, Benjamin F. Price, Esq., in South Bend, Ind., on Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 1868, of Hemorrhage of the lungs, Capt. George W. Hart, formerly of Unionto0wn, Pa., in the thirty-seventh year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 15, 1868, Vol. I, No. 41, page 3, column 3

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Harriet M. HART ( -1945)

MRS. HARRIET M. HART

   Mrs. Harriet M. Hart, who would have reached her 88th birthday November 8, died at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Reeves, at Ebensburg. She spent about 28 years in Connellsville before moving to Brownsville in May, 1917. Her husband, M. K. Hart, preceded her in death, September 26, 1928. At one time she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. She is survived by the following children: John and W. R. of Brownsville, Mrs. Reeves of Ebensburg, Paul of Uniontown and Howard of Webster. There are 10 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Enoch Burnworth of Perryopolis. Friends may view the body at Kisinger funeral home at Market street, Brownsville, until 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon when the service will be held in charge of Rev. Joseph M. Somers, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Brownsville and Rev. Oakey Crow, pastor of the First Christian Church at Clarksville. Interment will be made at Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 27, 1945, page 4, column 4

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Harry HART ( -2007)

Hart, Harry 84

Harry Hart, 84, Newton Falls, Ohio, a native of the Connellsville area, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Streetsboro, Ohio, after hip replacement surgery he had earlier this year.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 11, 2007

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Harry Arthur HART (1907-1997)

HARRY ARTHUR HART

   Harry was born Feb. 22, 1907, in Connellsville, the son of John and Mattie (Williams) Hart. He worked for the B & O and CSX Railroad for 30 years. Surviving are three sons: Max Hart, and wife, Eleanor, of Niles, Ohio, Clifford Hart, and wife S______, of Connellsville and Theodore "Ted" Hart of Connellsville. Ten grandchild and several great-grandchildren: four brothers Smith Hart of Connellsville, Ralph Hart of Normalville, Philip Hart of Midland and Saul Hart of Uniontown; five sisters, Viola Depp of Plum Boro, Alice Burd of Farmington, Rachel Schoepke of Verona, Margaret Bryner of Uniontown and Ethel King of Normalville. Predeceased by his parents, wife, Minerva E. [Hinzy] in 1980, and son, Paul Hart in 1961. A daughter, Edna M. Meyers, six brothers, Paul, David, Joseph, George, John and Alexander "Alex" Hart; and three sisters, Nancy Jane McElhaney, Edith Bowser and an infant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 10, 1997


HARRY ARTHUR HART

   Harry Arthur Hart,age 90 of Connellsville died Sunday night in Highlands Hospital. He is survived by three sons, Max Hart of Niles, Ohio, Clifford Hart and Theodore Hart, both of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; four brothers, Smith Hart of Normalville, Philip Hart of Midland, Ralph Hart of Normalville and Saul Hart of Uniontown; five sisters, Viola Depp of Plum Boro, Alice Bued of Farmington, Rachel Schoepke of Verna, Margaret Bryner of Uniontown and Ethel King of Normalville. Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 East Green Street, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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bullet Ida May HART died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(89)

Mrs. Ida May Hart
Mrs. Ida May Hart, 58, wife of Harry Hart, died of complications at 3:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home in Trotter. She was the daughter of the late John Vanhoy.
In addition to her husband, she leaves the following children: Harry Hart, Jr., Trotter: Mrs. O. E. Baker, of Brownfield; Mr. Catherine Showe, Charles and Dolores Hart, all at home. Eight grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1:o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hart home in charge of Rev. Stoner, pastor of Connellsville Church of God. Interment will be made in Sandy Hill cemetery.
9 July 1935.


Jacob Richard HART ( -1953)

JACOB HART

   Jacob Richard Hart, 68, of Uniontown, died in the hospital there at 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning. He resided in 52 Stewart avenue. He was a member of the Central Christian Church of Uniontown, was a member of the Central Christian Church of Uniontown, was a retired miner and member of UMW of Grays Landing. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Mae Hart; a son, Harold at home; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Minnick of West Leisenring; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Porter of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 27, 1953, page 2, column 3

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James M. HART (1926-2004)

James M. Hart, 77
Connellsville

James M. Hart, 77, of Connellsville, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born July 1, 1926, in Connellsville, a son of the late David H. and Janet C. (McCairns) Hart. He was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Connellsville. Prior to his retirement, James was the manager of the Fairview Club for many years. He is survived by a brother, David Hart and wife Earlyn of Ashville, N.C.; also nephews and a niece; and very close friends, the George Snyder family. Visitation with his family will be held in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of the memorial service with the Rev. Fr. Dennis Bogusz officiating. Private inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to Immaculate Conception RC Church, 148 E. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, 15425.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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bullet Jennie HART died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Daily Courier
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February 28, 1917
Page 2, column 4.
(typed exactly as printed)

Mrs. Jennie Hart
Alex W. Hart of Greenwood received word today of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Jennie Hart, about 68 years old, which occurred this morning at her home at Washington, Pa. Mrs. Hart was the widow of Lieutenant Alexander Hart, who was editor of the Washington Democrat for a number of years, and was one of the best known residents of Washington, Pa. Alex W. Hart will attend the funeral which will be held Friday afternoon.


Mrs. John HART ( -1890)

   Death notice for Mrs. John Hart appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 27, 1890, page 4, column 4. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Laura HART ( -1862)

DIED

   On 20th of Sept., 1862, of inflammation of the brain, Laura Hart, aged 1 year and nearly 10 months. She was an intelligent, sweet and lovely child. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 2, 1862, Vol. II, No. 35, page 5, column 2

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Leona Berg HART (1901-1996)

Leona Berg Hart

   Leona M. Berg Hart, 94, of Grove City, formerly of Morewood Street, Mount Pleasant, and a native of East Huntingdon Township, died Saturday, June 1, in Grove City Manor. She is survived by four nephews, Wayne Hart, Gilbert Hart, James Berg and Glenn Meredith, and two nieces, Geraldine and Barbara. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 31, 1901
   Died—– June 1, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Margaret O’Toole HART (1859-1930)

MRS. MARGARET HART DIES AFTER LASTIN OVER YEAR

Mrs. Margaret O’Toole Hart, widely known woman of Connellsville, died Sunday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock at her home, 215 Lincoln avenue. Had she lived until Wednesday she would have been 71 years old. Mrs. Hart had been failing in health for the last year and her condition had been critical for only a week. Complications of diseases were the cause of her death. All members of her family were at her bedside, when she passed away. A daughter, Miss Margaret Hart, of New York, who was in Los Angeles, Cal., when notified of her mother’s illness, made the trip from that city to Columbus by airplane, arriving home Friday night.

Mrs. Hart was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, May 23, 1859, a daughter of the late David and Sarah O’Toole. Her parents immigrated to County Durham, England, when she was but two months old. She grew to womanhood in the county and was married there about 52 years ago to Martin Hart. About a year following their marriage they came to this country and settled in Jimtown. After residing in various places in the Connellsville coke region, Mr. and Mrs. Hart and family came to Connellsville about 25 years ago to reside.

Being pioneer settlers of the Connellsville coke region, Mr. and Mrs. Hart were widely known throughout Fayette county. Mr. Hart saw many of the principal mines opened up in the region, and having been employed in the mines of the H. C. Frick Coke Company and the W. J. Rodney, Inc., for many years he was considered throughout the region as an exert in mining. His death occurred abut nine years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Hart were the parents of 11 children. Five survive. They are Mrs. H. F. Nells at home, Daniel Hart of Cleveland, Ohio, Miss Margaret Hart of New York, Mrs. E. W. Powell and Miss Emma Hart, both of Harrisburg. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Bridget Foster of Cheswick, Pa., and 13 grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the Immaculate Conception church, of the Christian Mothers and Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. By her kind and gentle manner, Mrs. Hart won the friendship and esteem of all with whom she cam in contact.

The ladies’ Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians will go in a body to the Hart home Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock to recite the rosary.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will go to the home in a body tonight at 7:30 o’clock to recite the rosary.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 19, 1930, page 8, column 2


MRS MARGARET HART'S FUNERAL TOMORROW

The funeral for Mrs. Margaret Hart, who died Sunday, will be held tomorrow morning. The cortège will meet at the home at 215 Lincoln Avenue at 9:15 o'clock. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 11 o'clock at St. Aloysius Church in Dunbar, with Rev Fr John Lyons officiating. Internment in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Dunbar, in charge of Funeral Director French S. Durst.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 20, 1930

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bullet Mariah Ann HART died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MARIAH ANN HART
Mrs. Mariah Ann Hart, aged 86, one of the oldest residents of Greene county,
died at 1:40 o'clock Thursday morning, January 31, 1935, in the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Marshall Clark at Nemacolin. She was the widow of John Hart.
Surviving are the following children: James N. and Edward E. Sickels, of
Uniontown; Mrs. I. N. Guseman and Mrs. Richard Stewart, of Carmichaels; Mrs.
Clark, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ida Hixon, of Uniontown. Thirty-three
grandchildren also survive.
Leaving the Clark residence, House at 313 at Nemacolin, Saturday at 1 o'clock
the funeral cortege will go to the Sandy Hill church, Fayette county, where
services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Howard W. Vanvalin, pastor of
the McClellandtown Free Methodist church. Burial in Sandy Hill church cemetery.
(Herald)


bullet Martha HART died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Miss Martha Hart died at the residence of Henry J Jennings, on Fayette street, Uniontown, Pa, on Saturday evening, October 21, 1895, aged 62 years. Deceased had been in delicate health for some time, but her death came rather suddenly and unexpectedly. Miss Hart was a daughter of Levi Hart and was born on Little Whitley, near Carmichaels, Pa., February 28, 1833. Her father was a well known citizen of Greene county, who died in 1860, having been for 62 years a member of the M.E. church. His wife died in 1864. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church and for years had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Jennings in Uniontown. She is survived by two brothers, Neri and Ashberry Hart, who live on Little Whitely, and by one sister, Mrs. Jennings. Funeral services were held at the house at 9 o'clock this morning, conducted by Dr. A. S. Milholland, assited by Dr. T. N. Boyle, after which the remains were taken to the Glade cemetery, near Carmichaels for interment


Martin HART (1853-1920)

MARTIN HART

   Martin Hart, 66 years and 11 months old, well known in the Connellsville region, died Oct. 26 at his home in Lincoln avenue. He had been confined in his bed for the past month. Mr. Hart was born in Ireland November 25, 1853, a son of John and Nora Head Hart. Soon after his marriage 45 years ago he came to this section where he has resided ever since. He was employed by the late James Cochran at the Jimtown works and later at the W. J. Rainey works at Mount Braddock. Twenty-five years ago he entered the employ of the H. C. Frick Coke company at Leisenring, remaining in that company's service until 15 years ago when he retired. He was a staunch Republican. His widow, Mrs. Margaret Hart, six children, Mary, Emma, Katherine, Margaret, Mrs. William Bergin and Daniel Hart, all of Connellsville, and six grandchildren survive. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the family residence and at 9 o'clock requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception church. Interment will be in St. Aloysius cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 4, 1920, page 6, column 4

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Mary HART ( -1867)

HART— April 27th near Smithfield, Pa., of consumption, Miss MARY HART in the 24th year of her age.


American Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 16, 1867, Vol. II, No. 10, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Mary K. HART (1922-2005)

Mary K. Hart, 83
Bitner

Mary K. Hart, 83, of Bitner, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, in The Uniontown Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Franklin Township, a daughter of the late Paul and Anna Hutcheson Lowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett N. Hart; a daughter, Sheila Kay Hart; a grandson, Neal Alexander Hart; two sisters and a brother, Frances Higinbotham, Eugene Lowe and Shirley Clark; and her son-in-law, Charles Barnhart. Mary was a member of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, where she belonged to the Ever-Ready Class. She was also a member of the Ellen Rebekah Lodge No. 233, of Waltersburg, Pa., and she was a 4-H leader for many years. She is survived by her children, Paul Hart and his wife, Paula, of Owings, Md., Denise Cullen and her husband, David, of Greensburg, and Loretta Barnhart Smiley and her husband, Richard, of Dunbar; six grandchildren, Evan Hart, Steven Cullen, Sarah Cullen, Jared Cullen, Keely Smiley and Christopher Smiley; and two sisters, Dorothy Kirkpatrick, of Sarasota, Fla., and Doris Oros and her husband, Ronald, of Twinsburg, Ohio. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until 10 a.m. Monday, the hour of service, in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem. Mary's pastor, Pastor Bonnie Hartley, will officiate the service. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, c/o Eugene Sabatula, treasurer, 596 Bittner Road, Dunbar, PA 15431. The Ellen Rebekah Lodge No. 233 will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 20, 2005

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Mattie M. HART ( -1997)

Mattie M. Hart

   Mattie M. Hart, 82, of Connellsville, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, in McKeesport Hospital. Friends will be received at the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Howard Amos officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Myrtle Mae HART (1907-2004)

Myrtle Mae Hart, 96
Bitner

Myrtle Mae Hart, 96, of Bitner, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1907, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Norman and Amanda Beard King. Myrtle was a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church and the Curfew Grange. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Snyder of Stephens City, Va.; two grandchildren, Heather Minerd and her husband, William of Uniontown, and Matthew Pitts and his wife, Michelle of Bitner; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Lauran Minerd, Matthew and Katie Pitts; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen King of Fellsburg, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew C. Hart Jr.; two brothers, Norman and Sherman King; and two sisters, Clara and Martha. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St., Perryopolis, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Dan Seibert officiating. Interment in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 17, 2004

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Pheobe HART (1817-1898)

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

Pheobe Hart

White, female, 81 years old, widow
   Born—–1817, Connellsville
   Died—–May 14, 1898, Connellsville
   Buried–Hill Grove Cemetery
   Cause of death–Old Age
   Residence–Murphy Street


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 73, line 418

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Richard L. HART (1924-2008)

   Richard L. Hart, 83, Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008. He was born on December 18, 1924, in Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of William Hart and Carrie Magee Hart. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Dolores Mossburg Hart, two brothers and two sisters, Jay and Ray Hart, Norma Rodeheaver and Audrey Lewis. Surviving are his wife, Sara McNatt Hart; 8 children: Linda Bowser and husband, Jack, of Mt. Braddock, Pa., Richard Hart and wife, Regina, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., Sam Hart and wife, Ranae, of Dunbar, Danny Hart and wife, Sue, of Morgantown, W. Va., Terry Hart and wife, Debra, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., Carrie Burke and husband, Glen, of Mt. Braddock, Steve Hart and wife, Jacky, of Lemont, Fayette County, Pa., and Cindy Hart, of Mt. Braddock; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a special grandson, Bryce Burke; a sister, Nancy Yarbrough; a brother, Albert McCarney and wife, Donna, all of Georgia; 2 brothers-in-law: Gerald Lowery, of Lemont, John McNatt, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and a sister-in-law, Ruth Hart, of Uniontown. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was a member of VFW No. 47 Uniontown, the American Legion Post 51, Uniontown. He was retired from Steel Scaffolding, in Uniontown, and was an avid softball player and hunter. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with Pastor Donna Guzik, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, in Uniontown. VFW Post 347 will conduct Military Services at graveside.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, October 19, 2008

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Robert Nelson HART (1939-2004)

   Robert Nelson (Bobby) Hart, 65, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004. He was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Brownsville, Pa., son of Georgia Hart Smith, and the late William Hart. He was a graduate of Brownsville High School, Class of 1958, and was Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army with a Staff Sergeant Rank, after seven years in the Elite 82nd Airborne Rangers, as a paratrooper. He was married to Joyce Lorraine Taylor on April 15, 1971. Surviving, in addition to his mother, Georgia Hart Smith, is one daughter, Sharrice Yvonne Taylor "Rece" and one son, David Anthony Hart; one brother, Floyd Hart (Alicia); one sister, Delores Blunt; a sister-in-law, Sandra Hart-Smith; a granddaughter, Zhya Le'nae Hart; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St. Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, March 11, 2004, from 5 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dewvaul W. Tracy officiating, assisted by the Rev. William Nichols and the Rev. Carl Jackson. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 10, 2004

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Roland P. HART (1937-1994)

Roland Hart

   Roland P. ‘Wee Wee’ Hart, 57, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Connellsville and McKeesport, died Tuesday in Florida. Surviving are his wife, Janet Currin Hart; a daughter, Carol Ann Ord, at home, and a son, Ronald Paul, also at home; three sisters, Geraldine Speelman, Maxine Dillinger, both of Connellsville and Sandra Harold of Prospect, Pa.; two brothers, Randal ‘Dick’ Hart of McKeesport and Jay Hart of Warren, Ohio. Services were held in Florida.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 6, 1937
   Died—– September 15, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Russell Beatty HART (1894-1895)

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

Russell Beatty Hart

White, male, 3 months old
   Born—–October, 1894, Bridgeport
   Died—–January 25, 1895
   Father–J. Percy Hart
   Mother–Finley Hart
   Cause of death–Tb/Meningitis
   Residence–Pearl Street


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 68, line 197

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bullet Samuel HART died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

HART, SAMUEL
Samuel HART, a farmer of Morewood, near Mount Pleasant and a resident of Leisenring No. 3 for many years, died of heart disease Friday at his home.  He was stricken with an acute attack Friday of last week.

Mr. HART was born near Normalville, a son of the late James and Agnes HART.  He spent his early life on the farm and then went to the  mines.  For a time he was at Coalbrook.  For 19 years he was employed at Leisenring No. 3 as stable boss.  Five years ago he moved to Morewood where he had bought a farm.

Surviving are his wife and nine children;  Mrs. Andrew LETSCO, Leisenring No. 3; Reed HART, Morewood; Ray, Jacob, Earl, Dora, Gilbert, Mabel and Beulah at home.  There are eight grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; John of Wheeler; Benton of Ruffsdale; Lud G. of Connellsville; Mrs. H. S. BIGAM of Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Ross BIGAM of White Bridge and Mrs. Charles MARLETTA and Mrs. John DAHL, both of Mill Run. 

Mr. Hart was a member of the Church of  God at Mount Pleasant.   
Connellsville Courier  Thurs. 3-12-1925


Stephen Ray HART (1987-2005)

   Stephen Ray Hart, 18, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005. He was born Jan. 5, 1987, in Connellsville, Pa., a son of Arlene Heisterman Hart Miller and Paul D. Hart of Connellsville. He was Protestant by faith. He was employed at Peppers Pizza in Connellsville as a cook for two years. Stephen loved life to the fullest and was considered by his brothers and friends as the happiest and funniest kid you would ever meet. He enjoyed the sport of boxing and was a former Golden Glove Champion of Pennsylvania. He liked fishing, hunting and riding quads. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Robert Mill of Connellsville; three brothers, Paul D. "Doug" Hart and Sebastian Ray Hart, both of Connellsville, and Scott James Hart at home; his maternal grandparents, Betty J. Heisterman of Connellsville and James E. Heisterman of Vanderbilt; paternal grandparents, Mary C. "Jay" Hart of Connellsville and Robert Miller Sr., of Uniontown; great-grandmother, Pauline Porterfield of Vanderbilt; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Stephen was predeceased by a sister, Shannon Lynn Hart and paternal step- grandmother, JoAnn Miller. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Chris Stillwell officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 5, 2005

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Thomas HART (1818-1893)

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

Thomas Hart

White, male, 75 years old
   Born—–1818, Ireland
   Died—–February 28, 1893, Dunbar
   Cause of death–Old Age


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 66, line 86

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Vernon N. HART (1937-1998)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Vernon N. "PETE" Hart

Graduate Of Uniontown High School Class Of 1955. Retired from Clarion Works where he worked for 35 years. A member of the Juinita United Methodist Church.
   Born—–September 26, 1937, Bitner
   Died—–May 20, 1998, Smock
   Father–Frederick Charles Hart
   Mother–Edna Blanche Marsdan Hart
   Spouse–Barbara Rusinack Hart
   Children–Lisa Hart Fordyce, Matthew D. Hart Sr., Damien Hart, Vernon N. "Pete" Hart


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1998

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bullet Mrs. Thomas HARTLEY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(65)

Mrs. Thomas Hartley, aged 77, mother of Minor and Clyde Hartley, prominent residents of McClellandtown, died Monday night, July 19, 1937, at her home in Tampa, Fla., after a long illness.

In addition to her husband, and the two sons in German township, Mrs. Hartley is survived by two other sons, Silas and Lawrence, both residing in Florida.

Funeral services will be held in Tampa at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, according to word received last night by Mrs. Hartley,....[page ends]


bullet Thomas M. HARTLEY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Thomas M. Hartley, aged 75, who died at 9 o'clock
Tuesday morning, January 18, 1938, at his home in Tampa, Fla., will be held
at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon in Tampa.  Burial will be in the mausoleum in
the southern city.
Mr. Hartley, a native of Greene county and one of the most prominent farmers
of Fayette county, had made his home in Tampa for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Hartley died July 19, 1937, and since her death Mr. Hartley had been in failing health.  Grief over the loss of his wife and a complication of diseases were at- ??? ... man township when 20 years of age and continued in the farming business until 1924 when he moved to Tampa to reside with two sons, Lawrence and Silas.  In addition to the two sons in Tampa, he leaves two other sons, Minor and Clyde, well-known residents of the Adah vicinity, Fayette county; six grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Hartley, Sugar Grove, Greene county; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Riley and Miss Matilda Hartley, both of Carmichaels.  Two brothers, John and Oscar, are deceased.
Mr. Hartley was a member of the Presbyterian church in McClellandtown.
(Obit is two pieces taped together.  A portion in the center is missing)
(Standard - January 19, 1938)


Floyd HARTMAN (1923-2010)

Floyd Hartman
South Connellsville

Floyd Hartman, 86, of South Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born March 11, 1923, in Connellsville, a son of the late John and Marjorie Longanecker Hartman. Floyd was a graduate of the Connellsville High School Class of 1942. He was a retired electrician, having been employed at Anchor Hocking Glass for many years. He was a member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department and BPO Elks 503 of Connellsville. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sanner Hartman; two daughters, Marjorie Sherwood and her husband, David, and Judith Hyatt, all of South Connellsville; seven grandchildren, Jerry Sherwood and his wife Aurora, Michael Sherwood, Marianne Brundege and her husband Mark, Michelle Ritenour and her husband Chelsea, Christina Hyatt, Jennifer Hyatt, and Joseph Hyatt and his wife Christine; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashley Nicholson and her husband Christopher, Nicole Sherwood, Michael Sherwood Jr., Christina Conigliaro, Caitlyn Brundege, Alex Brundege, Brandon Ritenour, Chelsea Ritenour, Kaylie LaRosa and Paige Hyatt; a great-great-grandchild, Aaden Nicholson; two sisters, June Kulczak and her husband, Bill, of Monrovia, Md., and Faye Welker, of Connellsville; and two brothers, William Hartman and his wife, Nancy, of Dunbar, and Earl Hartman, of South Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Laverne Blosnich and Betty Haines; and a brother, Wilbur Dean Hartman. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at noon Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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bullet Georgianna HARTMAN died in 1913. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(90)

Mrs. Georgeanna Hartman.  66 years old.  One of the most widely known residents of South Connellsville died Saturday, following a lingering illness.  Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Wilbur Nelson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Interment in Hill Grove cemetry.  Mrs. Hartman was the wife of J.J. Hartman and had resided in South Connellsville for about 15 years.  She leaves a large family of children.
*Date not on copy, she died on September 14, 1913.


Irene M. HARTMAN ( -1995)

Irene M. Hartman

   Irene M. Hartman, 74, of Harrison City, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1995, in Jeannette. She is survived by a son, William H. Hartman Jr., of Greensburg; a daughter, Judy Rugh of Harrison City; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Doby; and a brother, Ray Riblett, both of Fairchance, Pa. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m., in the James E. Lindsay funeral Home Inc., Main St., Harrison City, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet John Jefferson HARTMAN died in 1919. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(90)

John Jefferson Hartman, 77 years, three months, and seven days old, died Sunday at the home of his son, A.M. Hartman in Roanoke, VA.  The body arrived here this morning and was removed by Funeral Director Charles C. Mitchell to the residence of a son of the deceased G.W. Hartman in South Connellsville.  Mr. Hartman formerly resided in South Connellsville and is survived by the following sons and daughters, R.C., of Jeanette; W.T., G.W. and C.E., of South Connellsville ; J.W., of Johnstown; Arthur D., somewhere in France; A.M., of Roanoke; Mrs. Minnie L. Hannum of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Mary Dieter of Baltimore, Md.  Funeral services willbe held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. M. B. McLaughlin of South Connellsville officiating.  Interment will be made in the Hill Grove cemetery.      
*The date is not printed on the paper, but he died on January 5, 1919.


John M. HARTMAN ( -1865)

Tribute of Respect
 HALL GALLATIN LODGE, No.
 517, I. O. O. F. Smithfield,
 Pa., Jan. 18, 1865.
J.P.B.

   WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God, in His providence to remove by the hand of death, our well-beloved young Brother, JOHN M. HARTMAN, while in the service of his country, as a member of Co. E, 14th Pa. Cav. Therefore:

   Resolved, That we deeply deplore the early death of our young Brother, who was a warm, true-hearted Odd Fellow, as well as a brave, fearless and patriotic soldier.

   Resolved, That we earnestly sympathize with the afflicted Father, Brothers, Sisters and friends of the departed, together with his brave comrades in the tented field and command them to Him ‘whose love is as great as his power.’

   Resolved, That we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, that a copy of the above be presented to the father of the deceased, and that the Fayette county papers be respectfully requested to publish the same.

J. P. BAIRD, }
H. J. DOUGHERTY,
J. L. SHOWALTER, Com.
E. McCLEARY,
E. W. FIELD,

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 2, 1865, Vol. IV, No. 52, page 2, column 4

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bullet Mary Catherine HARTMAN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

MRS. MARY C. HARTMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine Hartman, 75, widow of Jacob G. Hartman, a Civil War veteran, were held Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oliver Kessel, Ripley, with burial following in Maplewood cemetery, Elkins, W. Va.
Mrs. Hartman, who formerly resided in Charleston but had many friends in this section, died early Wednesday in the Kessel home.
The deceased was born August 16, 1862 in Somerset and was married in 1880. Several years later, with her husband she took up residence in West Virginia. Since 1925 she made her home with daughters in Charleston and Ripley but for 25 years prior to that, had resided in Elkins.
Surviving in addition to Mrs. Kessel, are three other daughters, Mrs. Fred Graham, St. Albans; Mrs. H. C. Brumbaugh, Morgan- (remainder has been cut)
Written on obit July 29, 1938


bullet Rebecca McDowell HARTMAN died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(91)

Obituary Tuesday Evening Edition Johnstown Tribune March 1, 1938:
Mrs. Rebecca Hartman
Somerset, March 1- Mrs. Rebecca (McDowell) Hartman, aged 75, died yeste rday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Harry Sager of Somerset R .D. 5. Mrs. Hartman was born in Somerset County, a daughter of Andrew a nd Lydia (Steward) McDowell, both deceased.
Her husband, John Hartman, passed away 28 years ago. Surviving are a s ister, Mrs. Emma Pill, residing in West Virginia and a half-sister, Mrs . Andrew McDowell of Windber.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon a t the Sager home. Interment will be in the Listie Cemetery, under the d irection of Charles R. Hauger, local mortician.

Note; The above lists birth in Somerset County. Actually it was in Fay ette County, Pa. Half-sister listed as Mrs. Andrew McDowell. She was a ctually her sister-in-law. Rebecca's brother was Andrew McDowell III.


bullet Robert E. HARTMAN died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Robert Edward, two-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartman, of 70 Stewart avenue, died Friday, December 16, 1932.  Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family residence in charge of Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor of the Central Christian church.  Burial in Aklin cemetery near Republic.


Ruth H. HARTMAN (1924-2012)

Ruth H. Hartman
South Connellsville

Ruth H. Hartman, 87, a lifelong resident of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1924, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Levi Scott and Matilda (Shultz) Sanner. Ruth was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1942. Prior to her retirement in 1981, Ruth worked as a selector for the Anchor Hocking Corp. Glass Plant No. 5 in South Connellsville. Ruth was a member of Albright United Methodist Church. Ruth will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Marjorie Jean Sherwood and husband, David, and Judith Ann Hyatt, all of South Connellsville; her grandchildren, Jerry Sherwood and wife, Aurora, of San Antonio, Texas, Michelle Ritenour and husband, Chelsea Jr., of South Connellsville, Michael Sherwood, of Connellsville, Crissy Hyatt, of Pittsburgh, Marianne Brundege and husband, Mark, of Scottdale, Jennifer Hyatt, of Carmichaels, and Joe Hyatt and wife, Christine, of Pittsburgh; her great-grandchildren, Ashley Nicholson, Nicole Sherwood, Michael Sherwood Jr., Christina Conigliaro, Caitlyn Brundege, Alex Brundege, Brandon Ritenour, Chelsea Ritenour, Kaylie LaRosa and Paige Hyatt; her great-great-grandchildren, Aaden and Madison Nicholson; her sister, Eleanor Lund, of California; and a special caregiver, Denise Cross. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Hartman; a sister, Marie Ringer; and her brothers, Ralph, Tony, Ed and Merle Sanner. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the hour of a funeral service, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628-1430), with the Rev. Beverly Gross officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 6, 2012

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bullet Viola HARTMAN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Mystery today shrouded the death of 17-year old Viola Hartman, of Brownsville, at 4:10 o'clock this morning from rat poison taken a week ago.
County Detective John Wall was searching for a motive for the girl's suicide, which she revealed shortly before her death to Dr. H. E. Henry, who had been treating her for what was believed to be a stomach ailment.
Friends declared that there was no known motive for the girl's act, although she had been known to be of a nervous disposition. There were no broken romances in her life, and no other apparent reason for her wish to die.
Nothing was thought when the young summer-school student, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartman, Brownsville, was taken ill last Wednesday, as it was thought se suffered from only a stomach ailment.
Her condition resisted all treatment, however, and shortly before her death she admitted to her physician that she had eaten rat <rest missing>.
(stamped - STANDARD Aug 3 '37)


William H. HARTMAN, Sr. ( -1995)

William Hartman, Sr.

   William H. Hartman, Sr., 77, of Harrison city died on Wednesday, July 12, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Irene Riblett Hartman; a daughter, Judith Rugh of Harrison City; a son, William H. Hartman Jr., of Greensburg; a brother, Charles Hartman of Jeannette, and three sisters, Anna (Sissy) Bero of Greensburg, Elsie Berzinski of Jeannette and Helen Miller of Gordonville. Friends will be received in the James E. Lindsey Funeral Home, Harrison City, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 10 a.m., the hour of services.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1995

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Idamae McCoy HARTO ( -1994)

HARTO, IDAMAE McCOY— Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1994, until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with her Pastor, Rev. Robert Patton, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. Franklin Grange No. 1169 will conduct services today at 7:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1994

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Mary Louise Mrosko HARTSEK (1934-1994)

Mary Louise Hartsek

   Mary Louise Mrosko Hartsek. 60, of Uniontown died in Uniontown Hospital on Sunday, June 19, 1994. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., May 12, 1934, daughter of the late George and Anna Kurilko Mrosko. She is survived by her husband, Steve Hartsek; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Cheryl) Dagy of Columbia Station, Ohio; three sons, Kenneth Hartsek of Gaithersburg, Md., John Hartsek and Robert Hartsek both of Uniontown; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Delores) Rebovich of Uniontown and Mrs. Andrew (Joan) Umbel of Brookpark, Ohio; two brothers, George Mrosko of Wickcliff, Ohio, and Edward Mrosko of Uniontown. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ROBERT S. OATS FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, where a blessing service will be offered this evening at 8 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Eugene Yackanich officiating. Private family interment in St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Hopwood.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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bullet John HARTSOCK died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

John HARTSOCK
John Hartsock, a lifelong resident of Redstone township near Braznell who would have been 82 years old Sunday, will be buried that day. He died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night, March 11, 1936, in his home following an illness extending over a period of two years. Surviving are his widow, Sadie-Cochran Hartsock, his second wife; a son, Joseph Hartsock, Redstone township; two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Schotts, Wheeling, W.Va; Mrs. Flora Blair, Redstone township; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Gainer McCune, Brownsville township. His first wife, Mrs. Becky Hartsock, preceded him in death 33 years.
The services will be at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Redstone cemetery. Source: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Friday March 13, 1936, Page 11
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HARTSOCK SERVICES died in1936
The body of John Hartsock, who died Wednesday morning in the family residence near Braznell, has been removed to the home of a son Joseph Hartsock, on the Johnson-Noble Farm in Redstone township. Funeral services will be conducted there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Redstone cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1936, Page 4.


bullet Rebecca HARTSOCK died in 1899. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Rebecca HARTSOCK
Rebecca Hartsock aged 44, died at her home near Linn's mills on Monday. Deceased was known throughout the neighborhood in which she resided and leaves many friends. The funeral services took place yesterday. Internment in Redstone Cemetery.
Source: Brownsville Clipper, August 10, 1899, page 5 column 3
Fayette County, Pennsylvania


bullet Sara J. HARTSOCK died in 1939. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Sara J. HARTSOCK
One of the oldest and best known residents of Redstone township, Mrs. Sara J. Hartsock, aged 87 years, 8 months and 9 days, died at 2:50 Wednesday afternoon, July 5, at the home of a stepson, Joseph Hartsock.
Mrs. Hartsock, a lifelong resident of the township, was the widow of John T. Hartsock, who died March 11, 1936. She was the last of a family of three, two sisters preceding her in death.
In addition to the stepson, she leaves two stepdaughters, Flora Blair, of Redstone township, and Sadie Shotts, Wheeling, W. Va., 12 step-grandchildren and 10 step-greatgrandchildren.
The body will be removed this evening from the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, to the Joseph Hartsock residence, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Wiesinger, pastor of the First Baptist church of Brownsville, will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Redstone cemetery.
Source: The Morning Herald, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Thursday, July 6, 1939


Jacob HARTZELL ( -1868)

A terrible Accident occurred at the Cement mill of H. R. Beeson, of this place, on Wednesday afternoon about 2 o’clock. Mr. Jacob Hartzell was cutting ice from the large water wheel which drives the mill, when by some means the wheel started, and caught him between the stone wall of the mill and the wheel, and he was literally crushed to pieces. His legs and arms were broken in several places, and his head mashed to a jelly. The deceased leaves a large family to mourn his untimely end. He was about 60 years of age and was a good citizen.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 17, 1868, Vol. I, No. 50, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


LaVerne M. HARTZELL (1946-2008)

   LaVerne M. Hartzell, 61, of Waltersburg, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Jefferson Hospital, Allegheny County, Pa. She was born October 5, 1946, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of the late Jack D. Finley and Mary Black Finley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hartzell. She is survived by two sons: Thomas Grimm and Robert G. Price, Jr., and wife, Tonia, all of Bluefield, Va.; three grandchildren: Andrew Calvin, Brandon Allan and Emma Barbara Price, all of Bluefield, Va.; and two brothers: Donald Finley and wife, Annie, of Decatur, Ga., and Joseph Finley, of Waltersburg. Funeral services will be private and are under the direction of DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Rose HARTZELL ( -1937)

MRS. ROSE HARTZELL

   Mrs. Rose Hartzell, 70 years old, died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at her home in Railroad street, Dunbar, following a lingering illness of complications. Mrs. Hartzell, a resident of Dunbar for 33 years, was the widow of Joseph B. Hartzell, who died on October 20, 1920, in Mankata, Minn. She is survived by two sons, Frank C. Hartzell and Lewis J. Hartzell, both at home. The funeral service was held this afternoon at the James T. Burhans Funeral Parlors at Dunbar. Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, officiated. Interment was made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 6, 1937, page 6, column 4

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Thomas HARTZELL (1871-1949)

   Thomas William Hartzell, 78, died Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stella Cole, at House 205, Lemont Furnace. He had resided there for the past four years. Deceased was a retired miner and son of the late Malchia and Anna Johnston Hartzell. He was born January 6, 1871, in Somerset county. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Stella Cole, Mrs. Myrtle Hart of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Anna Morrow of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Margaret Dumbaugh of Aliquippa and Mrs. James Bell of Brookvale; four sons, James of Colonial No. 4, Maxwell of Dawson, Charles of Evans Manor and Oran of Maxwell; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Miller of South Connellsville and Mrs. Jennie Burkholder of Terrace; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 20, 1949, page 2, column 3

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William HARTZELL (1892-1895)

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

William Hartzell

White, male, 3 years old
   Cause of death–Diptheria
   Born—–1892, In Uniontown
   Died—–1895
   Residence–South Street, Uniontown


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 67, line 168

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John A. HARVAN (1917-1996)

John A. Harvan

   John A. Harvan, 79, of Calumet, died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born June 15, 1917, in Carpentertown, a son of the late Andrew G. and Mary A. (Nalevanko) Harvan. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Elliott Company in Jeannette. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, the B.P.O.E. #511, and life member of the L.O.O.M. #1151, all of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew A. Harvan. He is survived by three beloved sisters, Mary Sopko of Parma, Ohio, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Taylor of Bedford, Ohio, and Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Smigrocky of Lyndhurst, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Saturday and visitation continues Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the St. Florian Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Albert HARVEY (1896-1896)

Albert Harvey

White, male, 3 months old, sick 5 days
   Cause of death–Pneumonia
   Born–March 15, 1896
   Died–Sept 1896, in Mahoning
   Father–Richard Harvey
   Mother–Josephine Wilt Harvey
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 70, line 296

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Albert E. HARVEY (1925-2009)

Albert E. Harvey, 84, of Grindstone, PA., died Sunday, July 19, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 13, 1925 in Grindstone, PA. Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert W. Harvey and Grace McCann Harvey, his wife, Betty L. Humbertson Harvey, a brother, Jim Harvey formerly residing in Wisconsin and a sister, Edith Fawcett formerly of Pottstown, PA. Mr. Harvey was a veteran of World War II and Korea, having served honorably in both the United States Army and the United States Navy and was employed as a millwright at the US Steel Homestead Works where he retired in 1985.

Surviving are a daughter, Cherry Gossett and husband, Edgar of Brier Hill, PA; two grandchildren: Kelly Gossett of Monroeville, PA and Kathy Gossett of Baltimore, MD; a great-grandson, Ethan Grindle of Monroeville, PA; a sister, Dorothy Storey of Port Orange, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are under the direction of the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, PA and are private. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, PA.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, July 21, 2009

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Albert H. HARVEY (1884-1943)   Stone  (1884-1943)

ALBERT H HARVEY

Albert H Harvey, 60 years old, died at 6:30 o’clock, Saturday evening at his home at the Greenhouse, Dunbar, of pneumonia. He was a carpenter. Preceded in death nine years ago by his wife he is survived by the following children; Charles Edward and Albert R. of Clarksville, Harold B. of Dunbar, Clarence W. of Fort Eustis , VA and Miss Harriet Elizabeth at home. There are five children. He was a brother of Charles of Connellsville, Mrs. Florence Keener of High House, Mrs. Emma Ross of McClellandtown, Edward of Dunbar and Arthur of Rockway. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 o'clock with full rites at the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev O.W. Bolton of Washington, D.C. and a former pastor and Rev. William S. Hamilton pastor. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 20, 1943, page 5, column 6

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Albin HARVEY (1835-1904)

Albin Harvey

White, male, age 69, married, laborer
   Born–1835
   Died–March 25, 1904, Redstone Twp.
   Buried–Flatwoods Cemetery
   Spouse–Sarah


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 102

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Anna E. HARVEY Stone  ( -1934)

ANNA E. HARVEY

   Mrs. Anna E. Harvey, 39, of Revere, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, October 23, 1934, in the Uniontown Hospital, following an illness of complications. She was preceded in death some time ago by her husband, Everett Harvey. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clendaniels, of Grindstone; seven children: Roy, Mrs. Sarah Blystone and I.J. Harvey, all of Grindstone; Cora Emma, Betty Ann, Thomas, and Everett Harvey, all of Revere. Funeral services will be conducted in the residence of Roy Harvey Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. A. F. Hanes, of Brownsville. Burial in the Grindstone Baptist church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 25, 1934

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Arthur HARVEY (1897-1897)

Arthur Harvey

Black, male, age 4 months & 5 days, sick 3 weeks
   Cause of death–Pneumonia
   Born–Feb 28, 1897, Hill Farm, Dunbar
   Died–July 5, 1897, Hill Farm, Dunbar
   Buried–Paull Farm, Dunbar
   Father–Robert Harvey


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 72, line 363

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Bettie Morrow HARVEY (1918-2010)

Bettie Morrow Harvey, age 91 of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died on Sunday May 16, 2010 in the Golden Living Center, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. She was born January 20, 1918 in Uniontown. Bettie was a member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Jacob R. Morrow and Margaret Stewart Steele Morrow; her husband, John R. Harvey; a son, Jack Harvey; three brothers, James Robert "Bob" Morrow, William C. "Lum" Morrow and Billie Lee Morrow; and a sister, Dorothy Jean Rowan.

Surviving are a brother, John J. "Jack" Morrow of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will begin at 8 with Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Private entombment will be held in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia.


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

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Betty L. Humbertson HARVEY (1933-2004)

Betty L. Harvey, 70, of Grindstone, Pa., died Thursday, March 18, 2004, in the Lafayette Manor. She was born March 19, 1933, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Clarence and Emma Inks Humbertson. Mrs. Harvey had previously been employed by the G.C. Murphy Company, and had attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Uniontown, Pa.

Surviving are her husband, Albert E. Harvey; a daughter, Patty Givens of Delaware; a stepdaughter, Cherry Gossett and her husband, Edgar of Brier Hill; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence Humbertson of Uniontown, Raymond Humbertson of McClellandtown, and Robert Humbertson of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, Pa.


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

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Charles R. HARVEY (1918-2009)

Charles R. Harvey
Connellsville

Charles R. Harvey, 90, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 9, 1918, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles E. and Ormead (Estlick) Harvey. Charles was a lifelong resident of Connellsville. Prior to his retirement he worked as a Plater for Robertshaw Controls, in New Stanton. He was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Marine Corps. Charles was a member of Central Fellowship Church, in Connellsville. Charles is survived by his daughter, Eleanor Reilly and husband, Thomas, of Perry, N.Y.; his son, Raymond E. Harvey and wife, Laraine, of Westland, Mich.; his grandchildren, Jeffrey Reilly and wife, Kelly, Chuck Harvey and wife, Cindy, Michael Harvey and wife, Lorri, and Stephen Harvey and wife, Tiffany; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Francis Harvey, of Connellsville; and his sisters-in-law, Betty Harvey, of the state of Washington, Marian Harvey, of Normalville, and Mary Grimm, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Grimm) Harvey, in 1988; three sisters Iola Goglin, Eleanor Blackstone and Thelma Bonadio; and two brothers, James and Donald Harvey. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion and Trotter American Legion Honor Guard. To sign the online guest registry please visit ww.brooksfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Central Fellowship Church, 316 North Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425, or a charity of one's choice, in memory of Charles R. Harvey.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Donald (Dean) HARVEY (1934-1996)

Donald (Dean) Harvey

   Donald (Dean) Harvey, 62, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996 at his home. He was born June 10, 1934 in South Connellsville, a son of the late Morrison and Dorothy White Harvey. He was retired from South Connellsville Borough, where he was employed by the street department. He was a member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Firemen and the Fireman’s Club. He was a member of the Dunbar Eagles. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn J. Colflesh Harvey; two daughters, Tina Marie Brown of Florida and Lisa Hyatt of South Connellsville; three sons, Dean E. Harvey and his wife, Mona, of San Antonio, Texas, Martin D. Harvey and His wife, Jodi, of Connellsville and Steven Hyatt of Uniontown; then grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Huff of Latrobe. Friends were received at the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, Monday from noon until 9 p.m. and today until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating Interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 21, 1996

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Elmer Dewey HARVEY ( -1937)

ELMER HARVEY DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK

Stricken with a heart attack just after getting into an automobile at his Dunbar home to make a trip to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment, Elmer Dewey Harvey, 39 years and 3 months old, died suddenly at 1:10 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Harvey, employed in the boiler room of the Fayette powerhouse of the West Penn Power Company, collapsed while on his way home from work last Friday. Although he had not been well, his condition was not considered serious prior to the collapse and he had continued at work. Since Friday he had been confined to bed and today arrangements were made for his admittance to the Hospital. He had been placed in the machine and requested a drink of water. As the wife, Mrs. Wilma Harvey, went to the house to get it for him, he died. Mr. Harvey was born at Dunbar, a son of Richard and Josephine Harvey. He had spent virtually all of his life there. In 1924, he married Wilma Marie Rosskamp, who, together with three children, survives. The children are Mary Louise, Wilma Elenora and William Richard, all at home. Other survivors include three brothers, Charles, Richard, and Peter all of Dunbar, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stine and Mrs. Bertha Richter, both of Leisenring No.1, and Mrs. Maud Blasey of Uniontown. He was a member of the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Harvey is the Dunbar correspondent of The Courier.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 3, 1937, page 5, column 3


HARVEY FUNERAL

The funeral service for Elmer D. Harvey of Dunbar, who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon after he had been placed in an automobile to be brought to the Connellsville State Hospital, will be held Friday at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant Church at Dunbar, of which he was a member. Burial will be in old Franklin Cemetery. Rev. W. S. Hamilton will officiate. Members of the fire department will be pallbearers. The body will be removed from the home to the church at 1 o’clock. Friends may view the body there prior to the service. The will be open during the service.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 4, 1937, page 6, column 3

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Emma Jane Marsden HARVEY Stone  (1871-1950)

MRS EMMA HARVEY

Mrs. Emma Jane Harvey, 79, of Uniontown R.D. 1, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Dorothy Muessler, in 2 Pershing Terrace, Uniontown, at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. She was familiarly known as Aunt Em. She was born in Somerset County July 4, 1871, a daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy Marsden. Her husband George Harvey preceded her in death in 1928. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Samuel Laughery of Uniontown, R.D. 1; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Daugherty of Dunbar. The body was taken to the Burhan Funeral Home at Dunbar, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. A. Linaberger, Jr., pastor of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Internment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, December 30, 1950, page 2, column 4

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Ethel Mae HARVEY ( -1925)

Miss Ethel Harvey
Dies of Pneumonia

   Miss Ethel Harvey, 20 years old, well-known young woman of the West Side, died this morning shortly after 4 o’clock at her home in Crawford avenue, West Side, of pleuro-pneumonia. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harvey, she is survived by several brothers and sisters. Deceased was a former clerk in the A. & P. store, Crawford avenue, West Side. The father is engaged in business at Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 18, 1925, page 1, column 4


ETHEL M. HARVEY

   The funeral services for Ethel M. Harvey who died Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Harvey, in West Crawford avenue, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the family residence. Services will be held at the Methodist Protestant Church at 2 o'clock, with Rev. J. H. Lambertson officiating, assisted by Rev. D. E. Minerd of Greenwood. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Dunbar in charge of Funeral Director J. T. Burhans.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 19, 1925, page 6, column 2

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Frank Lewis HARVEY ( -1919)

FRANK LEWIS HARVEY

Frank Lewis Harvey, 34 years old, of Leisenring No. 3, died Wednesday at the home of his brother Elmer Harvey of North Arch Street. The body was removed by Funeral Director J. T. Burhans of Dunbar to the home of the parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harvey of Dunbar, from which place the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. D.E. Minerd will officiate. Internment in Franklin Cemetery Dunbar. The deceased is survived by his widow, five children, Alice, Morrison, Frank, Jr. and Roberta Harvey and the following brothers and sisters; Charles Harvey of Dunbar; Elmer Harvey of Elm Grove; Jacob Harvey at home; Mrs. Maude Blacy, of Filbert; Mrs. Elizabeth Stine and Mrs. Bertha Richter, both of Leisenring No. 1. The deceased had resided in Leisenring for the past nine years.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December 26, 1919

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George E. HARVEY (1902-1976)

HARVEY, GEORGE E., 74, of 132 Park St. Brownsville, died Nov. 18, 1976 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 16, 1902 in Grindstone, a son of the late James and Amanita Grey Harvey. He was a retired employee of the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie No. 1346, both in Brownsville. Survivors include his wife, Anna Haught Harvey, a son, George E. Harvey, Jr. and 4 grandchildren, one niece and six nephews. Burial in LaFayette Memorial Park under the direction of the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 19, 1976, page, 21, column 7

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George 'Yoe' E. HARVEY, Jr. (1935-2010)

  George "Yoe" E. Harvey, Jr., 75, of Brownsville, PA, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 in Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 24, 1935 in Brownsville, to the late George E. and Anna Belle (Haught) Harvey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his special aunt, Ella Harvey Meese. George was a member of the United States Army serving with the 75th Army Band and as a Post Bugler at Ft. Belvior, VA. He was also a member of the VFW Post 47 Band and Honor Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post 292 and AMVETS Post 103. He was a Senior Little League manager for 16 years and Biddy League Basketball coach for 17 years. George was also a member of the South Brownsville Vol. Fire Dept. 1. He was employed by the Monongahela Railroad/Conrail until his retirement in 1997.

  He will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen (Kekely) Harvey, Brownsville, PA; five children: Mickey Harvey and wife, Karen, Jackson, MO, Terri Ann Harvey, Brownsville, PA, George Harvey and wife, Tracy, Scottdale, PA, Jim Harvey and wife, Lori, Brownsville, PA and Julie Harvey, Brownsville, PA and five grandchildren: Elizabeth, Ryan, Kristen, Camryn and Makayla.

  Friends will be received in the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA today, December 2, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Friday, December 3, 2010 until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Michael Peton officiating. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA. Military Honors will be accorded by VFW Post 47 along with soldiers from the United States Army.


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George Krepps HARVEY (1875-1923)

GEORGE K. HARVEY KILLED IN MINE

   George Krepps Harvey, aged 46 years, of 20 Arlington avenue, McCormick addition, was almost instantly killed Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 1923, by a fall of slate while at work in the Phillips mine of the H. C. Frick Company. Seven wagon loads of slate were removed from the spot where Harvey was working before his body could be recovered. He was rushed to the Uniontown hospital but died a few minutes after being admitted.

   He is survived by his wife, Harriet, three sons, Kenneth, James and George, and one daughter, Laura, all at home. Several brothers and sisters also survive. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M., Lodge No. 167. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 21, 1923, page 8, column 3


FUNERAL OF GEORGE HARVEY

   George R. Harvey who was killed at Frick mines at Phillips on Tuesday, February 20th, 1923, will be buried from his late residence this afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. George W. Watson, pastor of the Central Christian Church will have charge of the service. The Junior Order of American Mechanics, of which the deceased was a member, will hold their service at Park Place Cemetery. Mr. Harvey was born March 20th, 1875 in Redstone Township. He was the son of Caleb and Sabina Harvey and resided in Fayette County his entire life. On July 20th, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Finnerty. To them four children were born, all of whom survive. There are three sons, Kenneth, James, and George and a daughter, Miss Laura, all at home. He is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. Catheryn Abraham, of Uniontown, Mrs. Dora Ainsworth, of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Lida Beatty, of Mt. Braddock; Mrs. Eliza Cole and Mrs. Jessie McClelland, of Oliver and one brother, Finley Harvey of Uniontown. Two step-sisters, Mrs. Malone and Mrs. Bowers of Connellsville also survive. Mr. Harvey was a kind and loving father, a faithful and devoted husband and a good neighbor, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family has the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 23, 1923, page 12, column 3

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Grant A. HARVEY, Sr. ( -2006)

Grant A. Harvey Sr., 61, of Dilliner, Pa., passed away Monday, September 5, 2006, at West Virginia Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ganoe Harvey; sons, Lance Harvey and Grant A. Harvey Jr. both of Dilliner; brothers, Edward Harvey and his wife Connie of New Geneva, William Harvey and his wife Leanna of Dilliner; sister, Priscilla Henigin and her husband George of Point Marion; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Point Marion, Pa. on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.


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

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Harriet HARVEY ( -1934)

MRS. HARRIET HARVEY

   Following an illness of complications Mrs. Harriet Harvey, 49 years old, wife of Albert H. Harvey, died at the family residence in Dunbar early Thursday. For 26 years Mrs. Harvey has been a devout and faithful member of The Methodist Protestant church of Dunbar. In addition to her husband she is survived by five children; Charles Harvey, of Clarksville; Harold B. and Albert R. Harvey, of Dunbar, and Clarence W. and Harriet E. Harvey, at home; two grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin York of Mt. Braddock, and two brothers, Harry and Oscar of Mt Braddock. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the M. P. church with the pastor, Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating, assisted by Rev. O. W. Bolton, of Sharpsburg. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 23, 1934, page 5, column 1

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James A. HARVEY, Sr. (1920-2005)

James A. Harvey, Sr.
Connellsville

James A. Harvey Sr., 84, of Connellsville, Pa., died Saturday, June 11, 2005, with his family by his side at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Michalene Harvey. He was born June 15, 1920, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles and Ormead Estlik Harvey. Prior to retirement on Aug. 1, 1982, he was employed by Anchor Hocking Glass Container Corp., where he worked in quality control for 35 years. James was a veteran of World War II, and served as a corporal with the 1079th Army Air Force and Airborne Engineers. He was awarded a Bronze Star. He attended St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. He was a member of the American Legion Post 301, VFW Post 21, and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marian (Kostelnik) Harvey, of Connellsville; a daughter, Barbara Ann Salsgiver and husband, James, of Jeannette; eight grandchildren, Brian Harvey and wife, Leslie, of Ohiopyle, Shane Harvey and wife, Kerry, of Beaverton, Ore., Jamie Harvey Baer and husband, Bob, Jeffrey Harvey and wife, Jennifer, Chad Harvey and wife, Lisa, and Timothy Harvey, all of Connellsville, and Justin and Melanie Salsgiver, both of Jeannette; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Marissa and Brianna Harvey, all of Ohiopyle, Ricky Noel Jr., and Colby, Kyle and Emily Harvey, all of Connellsville, and Kendra, Makalya and Brandon Harvey, all of Oregon; and three brothers, Charles Harvey and Francis Harvey and wife, Sally, both of Connellsville, and Donald and Betty Harvey, of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James A. Harvey Jr. (2004); a great-grandson, Noah Harvey (2002); and four sisters, Ethel Harvey, Thelma Harvey Bonadio, Eleanor Harvey Blackstone and Iola Goglan. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 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. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park with full military rites accorded at graveside by the VFW Post 21, the American Legion Post 301, and Trotter Post 762. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 13, 2005

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James Allen HARVEY, Jr. ( -2004)

James Allen Harvey Jr., 57, of Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was employed by Anchor Hocking Glass Container Corporation, for 39 years. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring, Connellsville. Surviving are his wife, Michalene (Mongell) Harvey; five children, Brian Harvey and wife, Leslie of Chalk Hill, Pa., Jamie (Harvey) Baer and husband, Robert, Jeffrey Harvey and wife, Jennifer, Chad Harvey and wife, Lisa and Timothy Harvey, all of Connellsville; eight grandchildren, Richard Noel Jr., Alexandra, Gabrielle, Marissa, Brianna, Colby, Kylie and Emily Harvey; a sister, Barbara Ann Salsgiver and husband, James of Jeannette; two nephews, Justin Salsgiver and Shane Harvey; and two nieces, Melanie Salsgiver and Wendy Tyrrell. Preceding him in death was a grandson, Noah Harvey in 2002. Friends will be received on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m., in St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita's R.C. Church, Connellsville. A Parish Rosary Service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 4 p.m.


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Josephine Wilt HARVEY (1861-1949)

JOSEPHINE WILT HARVEY

   Mrs. Josephine Wilt Harvey, 87 a resident of Dunbar for the past 71 years, died at 5:25 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stine at Dunbar. Mrs. Harvey has been ill for the past two years. She was born December 26, 1861 in Barton, Md. and came to Dunbar when 16 years old. Mrs. Harvey attended the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church at Dunbar for many years. Her husband Richard died in 1940. Surviving besides Mrs. Stine, are three sons, Charles of East Liberty, Richard and P. J., both of Dunbar; 27 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild; two brothers, Arch of Barton and Frank of Westernport, Md., and two sisters Mrs. Mary McDonough of Dunbar and Ellen of Groton, W Va. The body will be taken today to the Stine home at Bryson Hill, Dunbar. Internment at Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 29, 1949

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Kathryn "Katy" Hughes HARVEY (1907-1987)

KATHRYN "KATY" HARVEY

Kathryn "Katy" Hughes Harvey, 79, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Dunbar, died Sunday in the Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born, Dec 25, 1907, a daughter of the late Aaron and Alice Williams Hughes of Dunbar. She was a retired employee of Western Maryland RR as a manager of the Bowest Restaurant. She was a member of the Franklin Memorial Church, Dunbar and also the Dames of Malta of Scottdale. She is survived by two sons, William R. Harvey of Tempe, AZ, and Harold Curtis Harvey of Mesa, AZ; one brother, George Hughes; four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1975, and a sister, Nora. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 15, 1987

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Kenneth H. HARVEY, Sr. (1932-2005)

Kenneth H. Harvey Sr., age 73, of Grindstone, Pa., died Friday, April 1, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. He was born on March 24, 1932, in Grindstone, Pa., Son of James Harvey, Sr. and Sara Hugland Harvey. Kenneth was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 838.

He was predeceased by his parents and by a sister, Mary Lou Harvey Webster. He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. Dale Harvey; four children: Michele and her husband Stephen Sholtas, Perryopolis, Pa., Kenneth H. Harvey Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Grindstone, Pa., Paul D. Harvey and his wife Renee, Perryopolis, Pa., and Michael T. Harvey and his wife Linda, Mill Run, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: Amanda, Amber, Stephen, Stephanie, Amy, Jason, Megan, Erica, Nicholas and Kenneth H. Harvey III; three great grandchildren: Dyanna, Kendall and Kaelyn; Brothers: James Harvey, William Harvey, Samuel Harvey and Alva Harvey; sisters: Betty Jane Aldridge, Liz Matty and Evelyn Vaji; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 4, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Helms and the Rev. Barry Witt officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where Full Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion posts 838, 295, 275 and 940. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Grindstone, R. D. 1, Grindstone, PA 15442 or the Faith Bible Church, 425 South Arch Street, Connellsville, PA 15425.


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Labina HARVEY (1841-1902)

Labina Harvey

White, female, 61 years old
   Cause of death–Stomach Trouble, sick 1 year
   Born–1841
   Died–July 21,1902
   Buried–Flatwoods Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 99

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Lawrence E. HARVEY (1917-2008)

Lawrence E. Harvey, 90, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008, in Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa. He was born November 3, 1917, in Dunbar, Pa., the son of the late Edwin Harvey and the late Nellie Mae Breakiron Harvey. Lawrence was retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a member of the Dunbar Presbyterian Church and he was a World War II Army Air Corp. veteran.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Reba Zeikus and Freda Piret.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Friday, January 18, 2008, from 1 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lee Maley. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, January 17, 2008

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Lori Dawn HARVEY Stone  (1967-1967)

LORI HARVEY

   Lori Dawn Harvey, infant daughter of Harold Curtis and Linda Dawn Lowden Harvey of Dunbar, died Monday night in Connellsville State General Hospital, where she was born at 8:07 a.m. Sunday. Surviving in addition to her parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Lowden of Dunbar, R. D. 1, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Harvey of 249 Connellsville St., Dunbar. A graveside service was conducted Monday afternoon at Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, with the Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 7, 1967, page 22, column 7

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Lottie B. HARVEY (1889-1902)

Lottie B. Harvey

White, female, 13 years old
   Cause of death–Typhoid Fever, ill 3 weeks
   Born–1889, Jefferson Twp
   Died–October 25,1902
   Father–Albon M Harvey
   Mother–Sarah O Maust Harvey
   Buried–Fairview Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 99

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Mahlon A. HARVEY (1929-2008)

Mahlon A. Harvey, age 79, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away Friday morning, September 5, 2008. Mr. Harvey was born, May 13, 1929, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of James Oscar Harvey and Helen Loraine (Guthrie) Harvey. He graduated from the now former Fairchance High School, in 1947, Waynesburg College (now Waynesburg University), in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and also from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked for over 20 years as a Research Engineer with the United States Steel Corporation, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. He then worked for Thiokol, in Ogden, Utah, and also in Huntsville, Alabama, as a Hazardous Materials Safety Engineer. Mr. Harvey spent much of his "leisure" time in service activities. He coached Little League, was a Boy Scout Troop leader, Junior Achievement advisor, delivered food with Meals on Wheels, and was a senior citizen volunteer with the Huntsville Police Department. His other activities included numismatics, a 50-year member of the Masons, a Shriner, and active membership at Hope Presbyterian Church, in Huntsville. Mr. Harvey had contracted polio at nine months of age and had limited use of his left arm and leg. He would never allow his afflictions to limit his accomplishments! The word "can't" was not a word he used.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Myron Harvey, of Fairchance, Pennsylvania, a grandson, Derrik Lee Harvey, of Marion, Indiana, and granddaughter, Miranda Marie Harvey, of Marion, Indiana. Mr. Harvey's wife of 56 years, Lula (Myers) Harvey, survives. His sister, Sheila (Harvey) Kostewicz, lives in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His son and his wife, Urbin G. and Carol A. Harvey live in Marion, Indiana. His daughter and her husband, Cynthia J. (Harvey) and Robert Robertson live in Tampa, Florida. He also has three grandchildren: Logan Harvey, Melissa Robertson, and Cassandra Robertson.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at the HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, in Huntsville, Alabama, with Rev. Sam Hobson, officiating. Mr. Harvey's remains will be interred in Fairchance, Pennsylvania. The Family wishes that no flowers be sent but would appreciate donations be made to Hope Presbyterian Church, 10001 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, Aa., 35803.


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

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Mary HARVEY (1883-1902)

Mary Harvey

White, female, 19 years old, single, worked as a domestic
   Cause of death–Consumption , sick 3 months
   Born–1883, Dunbar
   Died–April 14, 1902
   Father–William Harvey
   Mother–Emma Harvey
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 100, line 206

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Mildred HARVEY (1899-1902)

Mildred Harvey

White, female, 3 years old
   Cause of death–Fever
   Born–1899, Bridgeport
   Died–May 5, 1902, Bridgeport
   Father–F. Harvey
   Buried–Bridgeport Cemetery


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 98, line 155

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Pamela Thorpe HARVEY ( -1994)

Pamela Harvey

   Pamela Thorpe Harvey, 39, of Monessen, died Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at home. Surviving are her husband, James Harvey; one daughter, Latoya, at home; maternal mother, Helen J. Davis of Monessen; her grandparents, Samuel & Irene Thorpe; one brother, Frank Davis; one Uncle; her father-in-law, Luther Harrison; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Reed Ave., Monessen and until 1 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994. Arrangements are under the direction of the Draper Funeral Home of Monessen.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 1994

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Parthenia HARVEY (1868-1898)

Parthenia Harvey

Black, female, 30 years old, married
   Cause of death–Childbirth
   Born–March 1868 East, Virginia
   Died–June 28, 1898
   Husband–Robert


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1

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Patrick HARVEY ( -1937)

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

BROWNSVILLE LAD CRUSHED TO DEATH
REAR WHEELS
OF HEAVY TRUCK
PASS OVER HEAD

Patrick Harvey, Aged 9, Fatally
Hurt in Accident in West
Brownsville Street Tuesday

PLAYING WITH FRIENDS

   Patrick Harvey, nine-year-old West Brownsville youth, was crushed to death shortly before 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon near his home when he was run down by a truck reported driven by Joseph Laws, 191 East Wiley avenue, Washington, Pa. The child was killed instantly, when the heavy rear wheels of the truck passed over him, witnesses said. According to the information given investigating officers, Sergeant C. I. Stine and Private George McCloskey of the Uniontown substation of State Highway Patrol, the child was playing on the pavement with two other children and not seeing the oncoming truck, ran blindly into the side. He was thrown to the ground and before Laws could bring the heavy machine to a stop, the rear tracks had passed over the victim’s head. Young Harvey was dead before he could be removed. Deputy Coroner J. F. Timko of California, Washington county, was summoned, and took charge of the investigation. Laws was released on his own recognizance until completion of the investigation and inquest.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 26, 1937, page 1, column 4,
continued to page 9, column 5

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bullet Richard HARVEY died in 1908. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

HARVEY, RICHARD
Richard HARVEY, aged 83 years, died Saturday morning, January 27, 1940, at his home on  Connellsville street, Dunbar, following a brief illness, death resulting from complications.  Mr. HARVEY had spent practically his entire lifetime in Dunbar.
He is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Elizabeth STERN of Dunbar, Mrs. Bertha RICHTER of Leisenring No. 1, Mrs. Robert BLACEY of Bethelboro, Charles HARVEY, Richard HARVEY, Jr., and Peter HARVEY, all of Dunbar.  In addition there are surviving 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Brief funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, followed by services at the Methodist church at Dunbar, Rev. W. S. HAMILTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery in charge of Undertaker J. T. BURHANS. 
Herald Wed.  9-9-1908


Richard HARVEY Stone  (1856-1940)

RICHARD HARVEY

   Richard Harvey, aged 83 years, died Saturday morning, January 27, 1940, at his home on Connellsville street, Dunbar, following a brief illness, death resulting from complications. Mr. Harvey had spent practically his entire lifetime in Dunbar. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Stern of Dunbar, Mrs. Bertha Richter of Leisenring No. 1, Mrs. Robert Blacey of Bethelboro, Charles Harvey, Richard Harvey, Jr., and Peter Harvey, all of Dunbar. In addition there are surviving 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Brief funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, followed by services at the Methodist church at Dunbar, Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin cemetery in charge of Undertaker J. T. Burhans.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 29, 1940, page 2, column 7

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bullet Sarah O. HARVEY died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Sarah O. Harvey, aged 77 years, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William O. Addis of Grindstone, Tuesday night, January 22, 1935, at 8 o'clock.

Her husband Albon preceded her in death in 1925.  Deceased was the daughter of the late Charlotte and John Marsh.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bessie O. Addis; a son, Wilbur C. Harvey of Grindstone, 11 grandchildren and two great grand-children.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the Addis home, with additional services following in the Fairview M. E. church.  Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.

1/24/1935


Susan O. HARVEY ( -1956)

HARVEY, SUSAN O.— Aged 77, of Oliphant Furnace, died Monday, January 30, 1956, at 12:41 a.m. She is survived by one son, John A Harvey, Jr., Johnstown; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Ethel) Wasser, Oliphant Furnace; one brother, William Fisher, Scotts Run, W. VA.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hughes, Fairchance; one grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Harvey, Sr., 1944, and three daughters, Miss Anna P. Harvey, 1953, Mrs. Mary Wasser, 1953 and Mrs. Edna McCusker, 1945. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Interment will be in White Rock Cemetery, Fairchance.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 31, 1956, page 2, column 7

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Tom HARVEY (1942-2010)

Tom Harvey
Connellsville

Tom Harvey, 68, of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 20, 1942, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry (Piney) and Bessie Dawson Harvey. Tom was Protestant by faith. He was retired from Crown Cork and Seal Co. Inc., formerly Anchor Hocking Cap Enclosure Corp., where he was employed as a tool and die maker. He was an Air Force veteran. Tom was a member of the American Legion Post 301, Polish Club, Sons of Columbus and Italian Independent Social Club. Tom is survived by his wife of 18 years, G. Sue Kessler Cable Harvey; daughter, Cherie Harvey Caldwell and husband, Joshua, of Grindstone; son, George J. Harvey and wife, Trudie, of Connellsville; grandchildren, Erin and Slade Harvey, Taylor and Tyler Cable and Sophie Caldwell; brothers, Paul Harvey and wife, Jan, of Juniata, Barry Harvey and wife, Ginny, of Connellsville, Gary Harvey and wife, Jean, of Connellsville, and Kenneth Joe Harvey and wife, Tammy, of Scottdale; sisters, Beverly Childs, of Connellsville, Barbara Cicala and husband, Tony, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Bernie Leonard and husband, Harold "Butch" Leonard, of Normalville, and Jackie Petrone and husband, Jim, of Dunbar; and step-daughter-in- law, Kourtney Cable, of Connellsville. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a step-son, William M. Cable. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until 11 a.m. Monday, the hour of service, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville, with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 3, 2010

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Stephen E. HARVILLA ( -1997)

Stephen E. Harvilla

   Stephen E. Harvilla, 62, of Sixth St., Mather, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. He is survived by his mother, Ann Bator Harvilla of Mather; a brother, Robert S. Harvilla of Mather; three sisters: Betty Ann Harvilla Petron of Stowe, Ohio, Mary Jane Harvilla Harr of Lancaster, Pa., and Eileen harvilla Harshman of Mather; 12 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Greene St., Route 188, Jefferson, Pa., today from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday March 17, until 9:30 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Christian Law HASTIE ( -1957)

MRS. CHRISTIAN HASTIE

   Mrs. Christian Law Hastie, 80, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hannah McNeel of Greensburg, after a lingering illness. She was born in Scotland Jan. 24, 1876, a daughter of the late Francis and Hannah Martin Law. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. McNeel, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Coatbridge, Scotland. Her husband, Allan Hastie, died in 1951.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 3, 1957, page 2, column 3

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bullet Elizabeth HATALASKY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hatalasky, aged 45 years, of West Brownsville, died at the Brownsville Hospital Saturday night, August 21, 1937, at 10:45 o'clock following an illness of five weeks.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Hatalasky, and one son, Charles, and one daughter, Ann, at home.  Also, surviving are her mother, Mrs. Pauline Gorotchko, and a sister, Mary in Europe; and one brother, jack, of New York. Brief services will be held at the home in West Brownsville at 2 o'clock ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - August 23, 1937)


Alice S. HATFIELD (1892-1976)

Ex-B’ville Tax Collector
Hatfield Death Is Told

   Alice S. Hatfield of 700 Church St., Brownsville, former tax collector for the Borough of Brownsville, died yesterday in Brownsville General Hospital. She was 84. She was the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Martha Olive Blair Steele. Mrs. Hatfield was a member of South Brownsville United Methodist Church, an elementary school teacher for nine years in South Brownsville School District, a former trustee of the Brownsville Public Library, former chairman of the Brownsville Republican Women, former adult superintendent of the South Brownsville United Methodist Church, member of the Brownsville Reading Circle and member of the Great Meadows Chapter of D. A. R. She was predeceased by her husband, Eli H. Hatfield. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Eleanor) Townsend of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Charles J. (Martha) Towns of Mt. Lebanon; two sons, Edwin S. of Chagris Falls, Ohio and James N. of Allison; a sister, Mrs. Mary S. Claybaugh of Brownsville. She was predeceased by a sister, Miss Sara E. Steele. Friends will be received in the Crawford Funeral Home, Brownsville, today from 6 to 9 p.m., tomorrow 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Carl Hughes officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles R. Fowler. Burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 31. 1976, page 13, column 1


HATFIELD, ALICE S.— Age 84 years, of 700 Church St., Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, August 30, 1976 at 12 noon in the Brownsville General Hospital. She was born June 10, 1892 in Brownsville, the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Martha Olive Blair Steele. She was an elementary school teacher for nine years in South Brownsville School District following her graduation from California State Teachers College in 1910. She was predeceased by her husband, Eli H. Hatfield in 1948, whom she succeeded as tax collector for the Borough of Brownsville and to which office she was elected for four additional terms serving in the last position until 1965, a former trustee of the Brownsville Public Library, former chairman of the Brownsville Republican Women, former adult superintendent of the South Brownsville United Methodist Church, member of the Brownsville Reading Circle, also Brownsville Historical Society and member of the Great Meadows Chapter of D. A. R. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Eleanor) Townsend of Denver, Col., and Mrs. Charles J. (Martha) Towns of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; two sons, Edwin S. of Chagris Falls, Ohio, and James N. of Allison, Pa.; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary S. Claybaugh of Brownsville, Pa. She was predeceased by a sister, Miss Sara E. Steele in 1971. Friends will be received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 126 Front St., Brownsville, Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Carl Hughes officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles R. Fowler. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 31. 1976, page 18, column 7

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Bruce Edward HATFIELD (1967-2007)

   Bruce Edward Hatfield, 39, of Canton, Ga., formerly of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. He was born Nov. 23, 1967, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., but lived most of his life in Georgia. He was the son of Richard B. Hatfield and Margie Wandel Hatfield. He studied fine art and was truly gifted at his craft. He was the grandson of Nettie J. Wandel and the late Edward F. Wandel, Arthur O. Hatfield and Mildred Hatfield. He is survived by a son, Nicholas Edward Hatfield, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; aunts, Karen Pratt, Nancy Mitchell, Sandra Ward, Jacque Forrest, and Janet McManus, all in the Connellsville area; uncles, David G. Wandel, of Haymarket, Va., and Thomas Hatfield; cousins, Justine Wandel, Kevin Mitchell, Tracey Mitchell, Greg Ward, Scott Ward, Troy Ward, Pandy Forrest, Dick Forrest and Tammy Williams. Friends and family will be received at a Memorial Service at the Canton Mill Lofts, Canton, Ga., at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007, with the Rev. Lois Grant, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at St. Rita's Cemetery, in Connellsville. The family is requesting donations to the CADASIL Foundation, 3605 Monument Drive, Round Rock, Texas, 78681. Cremation Society of the SOUTH is in charge of arrangements (770-420-5557).


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 21, 2007

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Dorothy J. HATFIELD (1929-2008)

Dorothy Jean Hatfield, 78, of North Port, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was born April 16, 1929, in the township of Dunbar-Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Henry and Clara (Hegner) Donner. Dorothy worked for IBM for 10 years as a data processor and also helped with teaching the system to students. Dorothy was the founder and president of the senior citizen singles club of North Port.

She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey and Bradley (Cecily), both of North Port; sisters, Hazel Hamilton and Florence Piasecki and brother, Sonny Donner all of Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Jasmine Star Burns of Live Oak, Fla.; grandson, Christopher Chad Hatfield of Tampa, Fla.; granddaughter; Alycia Danielle Hatfield of North Port; and two great-grandchildren, Chloe Reese and Wyatt Wesley Burns, both of Live Oak.

A gathering will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. To send condolences, visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, Venice, Fla.


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

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Elizabeth HATFIELD Stone  (1880-1936)

MRS. FRANK HATFIELD

   Mrs. Elizabeth Hatfield, 55 years old, wife of Frank Hatfield, died at 8 o'clock Monday night at her home at Hardy Hill, Dunbar, of complications following a lingering illness. Mrs. Hatfield was first united in marriage to Hugh Leonard who died about 18 year ago. In addition to her second husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Della Jeffries of Dunbar, and Cecil Hatfield, Mary Hatfield, Frank Hatfield, Minnie Hatfield, Henry Hatfield, Roy Leonard, William Leonard, Walter Leonard and Floyd Leonard, at home. There is grandchild, Frank Beal and Seneca Beal of Dunbar are surviving brothers and Mrs. Edith Cole of Mt. Braddock is a sister. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with a brief service at the late home at 1:30 o'clock followed by full rites at 2 o'clock at the parish house at the Furnace. Rev. Hitchcock will officiate. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 28, 1936, page 5, column 2

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Ella Mae HATFIELD (1919-2008)

   Ella Mae Hatfield, 88, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the home of her son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Cynthia, in Connellsville, where she had been residing. She was born December 9, 1919, in Normalville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Gilbert L. and Sadie Sanner Murray. Ella Mae was previously employed by Wolf's Nursing Home and Meidel's Restaurant, and retired from Frick Hospital, as a cook. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, in Connellsville. She was also a member of the Connellsville Senior Tigers. Ella Mae will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving children: John W. Hatfield, Jr., of San Jose, Calif., Paul E. Hatfield and wife, Cynthia, of Connellsville, and Georgetta Schroyer and husband, Donald, of Rockwell, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Ella Mae was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Ella Mae was predeceased by her husband, John William Hatfield, in 1996, a daughter, Elva Jean Witt, in 2001, two brothers, Wilbur J. Murray and Orval Smith Murray, and a sister, Birdie Sanner. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., with Pastor James Turnbull, officiating. A Committal Service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, in memory of Ella Mae Hatfield. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com .


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 17, 2008

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F. Lindery HATFIELD ( -1864)

HATFIELD— In Bairdstown, Ill., Nov. 28th, 1864, Mr. F. Lindery Hatfield, son of M. Samuel Hatfield of this place, in the 32d year of his age. Mr. H. left here with his family Oct. 24th, designing to settle in Illinois. Taking a steamboat from Pittsburgh, he encountered many vexatious delays, and suffered from sickness incidental to river traveling, and when Bairdstown was reached he was prostrated with a raging fever which terminated his life. Truly mysterious are the dispensations of Providence!

   Mr. Hatfield was highly esteemed by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances, ardent and tenacious in his attachments, frank and fearless in the maintenance of his sentiments, he was ever noble and generous in social intercourse. In his father’s family, and as the head of his own, ever ready to sympathize, he was equally prompt to promote the happiness of others, whatever sacrifice the effort might cost, and these virtues were exhibited not only in the domestic circle but were carried into all social relations, and won for him as numerous and warm friends as usually gather around one so young. He united with the Baptist Church in 1859, and continued a firm supporter of its doctrines and liberal contributor to its fund. His place in the choir and Sabbath school is seldom filled by one more devoted and faithful, and to these were added a still more rare virtue. Brother Hatfield was always the Pastor’s friend, proving his respect by various unostentatious but reliable acts of friendly regard. Those with other evidence assure the hearts of bereaved friends that he has entered the Christian’s rest.

COM.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 26, 1865, Vol. IV, No. 51, page 2, column 7

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Frank HATFIELD Stone  (1890-1953)

FRANK HATFIELD

   Frank Hatfield, 63, of Mount Braddock, died Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. He was found slumped over in the automobile of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Zebley of Mt. Braddock, when they returned from visiting a Connellsville Street store at Dunbar shortly before 5 o'clock. Born in Kentucky on April 18, 1890, he had lived in the area for about 40 years and had once made his home at Hardy Hill, Dunbar. He was a veteran of World War One. A coal miner, he had not worked for a number of years because of an asthmatic heart condition. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Della Jeffers of Dunbar, Mrs. Mary Firestone of Scottdale and Mrs. Minnie Zebley of Mount Braddock; three sons, Cecil of Philadelphia and Frank and Henry of Mount Braddock, with whom he made his home; 13 grandchildren; five stepsons, Charles Leonard of Ohiopyle, William Leonard of Lemont Furnace, and Charles Beals and Walter and Floyd Leonard of Dunbar, and two sisters and seven brothers, all of Kentucky. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of Burhans funeral service with Rev. H. M. Jenkins of Franklin Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery with military honors by Hughes Post No. 146, American Legion, at the graveside.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 21, 1953, page 2, column 4

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Freda M. Mummart HATFIELD (1905-1995)

Freda M. Hatfield

   Freda M. Mummart Hatfield, 90, of Ruffsdale R.D. 3 and formerly of Youngwood died Friday in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She is survived by one son, Leverton Hatfield of Ruffsdale R.D. 3, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. There will be no public viewing. Private services and interment are under direction of the Murphy-Caruso Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 11, 1905
   Died—– June 30, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Henry A. HATFIELD, Sr. Stone  (1931-2006)

   Henry A. Hatfield Sr., 74, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, January 23, 2006, in Naples, Florida. He was born August 28, 1931, in Dunbar, Pa., son of the late Frank Hatfield and Elizabeth Beal Hatfield. Henry was a retired pipe fitter for the Anchor Hocking Co. He was a member of the Hutchinson Sportsman Club, and he loved to go to his camp at Big Bear Campground and to his winter home in Florida. He was a (disabled), Veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. Surviving are, his companion, Carolyn Merrifield, of Warren, Ohio; children: Liz Hanan and husband, James, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., Betty Darnell and husband, Larry, of Mount Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., Henrietta Rerko and husband, William, of Shoaf, Fayette County, Pa., Henry Hatfield, Jr. and wife, Rhonda, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; Sister, Minnie Zebley, of Mount Independence, Fayette County, Pa.; one step- daughter, Sue Knepper and husband, Michael, of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death, are his wife, Mary Ellen Hatfield, daughter, Sandra Hatfield, seven brothers, Charlie Beal, Floyd Leonard, Walter Leonard, Roy Leonard, William Leonard, Cecil Hatfield and Benjamin (Frank) Hatfield, three sisters, Della Jeffers, Freda Leonard, and Mary Firestone. Visitation will be held at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNRAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2006 and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2006, services will be held at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, Friday, January 27, 2006, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Keith McIlwain officiating. Interment will follow at the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar. In lieu of flowers and contributions, send them to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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bullet Dr. Jacob HATFIELD died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)

HATFIELD, JACOB - December 19, 1839 - March 23, 1934
COUNTY'S OLDEST PHYSICIAN DIES
Suddenly stricken ill just as he reached the gate of the pasture field, where he had gone to get his cow for the evening milking, Dr. Jacob HATFIELD, aged 85 years, of Mt. Morris, Greene county's oldest practicing physician, died Monday evening, March 23, about 5 o'clock before he could be removed to his home. Persons nearby saw him fall, but he was dead soon after they reached his side. Dr. HATFIELD had practiced medicine at Mt. Morris for more than 60 years and was one of the most widely known and highly respected citizens of southeastern Greene county. A son of the late George and Mary RICHEY HATFIELD, he was born December 19, 1839, in Fayette county, but when he was quite young the family moved to Greene county, locating on a farm in Whiteley township. Dr. HATFIELD was the oldest of a family of seven children, two of whom are still living. His early life was spent on the farm in Whiteley township, and he began to prepare for the practice of medicine by studying in the office of Dr. MOSS. Later Dr. HATFIELD attended school in Columbiana county, Ohio, and in 1864 he located in Mt. Morris for the practice of medicine, where he had been in active practice ever since. Dr. HATFIELD was the oldest member of the Mt. Morris Methodist Episcopal church, both in point of years and duration of membership. He was married May 12, 1863, to Miss Caroline MORRIS, who survives with the following children: Dr. George W. HATFIELD, of Mt. Morris; Mrs. Margaret E. EAK?N. of Jollytown, and H. M. HATFIELD, of Waynesburg. He also leaves three grandchildren; one brother, Hiram HATFIELD, of Morgantown, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth STEPHENS, of Waynesburg. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church of Mt. Morris yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. H. MILLER. The interment was in the Cedar Grove cemetery, Mt. Morris.


James HATFIELD ( -1890)

   Death notice for James Hatfield appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, June 26, 1890, page 3. Complete text is not currently available.


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Ralph G. HATFIELD ( -1997)

Ralph G. Hatfield

   Ralph G. Hatfield, 75, of Seaford, Del., formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center of Salisbury, Md. He was postmaster in Masontown, Pa., retiring in 1982, after 22 years of service. He also retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1966, after 20 years. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Edna J.; one son, Ralph Christopher Hatfield of Falls Church, Va.; one daughter, Anne Hatfield Bleile of Seaford, Del.; one brother, Robert P. Hatfield of Brownsville, Pa.; a sister, Nellie K. Hatfield of Seaford, Del.; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley, St., Seaford, Del., on Friday, May 9, 1997 from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford, Del. Memorial contributions may… remainder of article is missing.


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

Mrs. REBECCA HATFIELD, late consort of Mr. Samuel Hatfield, near Uniontown, Dec 21st 1862, of Malignant Cancer.
The deceased was born in 1802, married in 1820.  Baptized in 1822 and died 1862, being 60 years of age, and a worthy member of the Regular Baptist Church in Uniontown, for 40 years.—For several months previous to her death, she suffered the most excruciating pain, but with great resignation and patience bore her severe affliction.  She has left an affectionate husband, eight children, an aged mother, with many other near relations to mourn her loss. She has filled with credit to herself the relations of daughter, sister, wife, mother, neighbor and Christian.
      B.P. Ferguson.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 8, 1863.
Vol. 2, No. 48, Pg. 5, Col. 1.


Sandra Lee HATFIELD (1959-1959)

HATFIELD, SANDRA LEE— 5 month old daughter of Henry and Mary Ellen McClain Hatfield, Mt. Braddock, died in Connellsville State Hospital, Tuesday evening, September 8, 1959. Other survivors include three sisters, Elizabeth, Betty Ellen and Henrietta; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott McClain, Lemont Furnace. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until Friday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Robert Woolery will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 10, 1959, page 37, column 7

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bullet Susan HATFIELD died in 1921. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(27)

Mrs. Susan Hatfield, aged 82 years, of 78 Union St., widow of the late Samuel Hatfield, died last evening, November 17, 1921at 5:30 o'clock following a long illness with a complication of diseases.  Her death was not unexpected as she had been seriously ill for the past 10 days.  Mrs. Hatfield is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Masteranan and two brothers, George and John Diffanderffer, all of Uniontown. Funeral notice and full announcement will be made later.


William HATFIELD Stone  (1802-1871)

DIED

   At his residence in Redstone township on Wednesday, the 29th of March, from injuries received by an accident, Hon. WILLIAM HATFIELD, aged 70 years.

   On Tuesday the 28th day of March, Judge Hatfield was sent for by his neighbor John C. Craft to assist him, in putting down a new pump in his well. The reason Mr. Craft desired the services of Judge Hatfield, was that the Judge, a short time before had purchased and put in his own well, a pump similar to the one Mr. Craft was about to put in his will, and he wished to avail himself of Judge Hatfield’s experience in the matter. As was his custom, Judge Hatfield promptly responded to the request of his neighbor and proceeded to Mr. Craft’s residence. The pump was put down into the well, one or more of Mr. Craft’s sons assisting Judge Hatfield. The Judge went down into the well for the purpose of bracing the pump so as to keep it firm. He stood upon a ladder, which rested on the bottom of the well. One of Mr. Craft’s sons was down in the well with the Judge, whom the latter requested to return to the surface and let down a saw and a couple pieces of timber for braces. Young Craft ascended, obtained the saw and braces, put them in a tub used for drawing up water, and hung the tub to a hook on the end of a rope which was attached to a windlass, and proceeded to lower it. A few feet below the mouth of the well, the tub became detached from the hook and rope, and fell, a distance of nearly thirty feet upon the head of Judge Hatfield. This tub was a half of a molasses barrel, with heavy staves and chimes and iron hoops, and of course went down with great force. The blow knocked Judge Hatfield from the ladder into the water, and he must have drowned but for the promptitude with which one of the young Mr. Craft’s went to his rescue. Young Craft raised him from the water, and held him in his arm, upon the ladder, until a rope was lowered, which was placed around the Judge’s body beneath the arms, and in this way he was brought from the well. He was entirely unconscious, bled profusely and his head exhibited deep and ugly cuts and bruises. Doctors Jackson and Shoemaker of Brownsville were immediately sent for, who promptly came and rendered all the aid known to medical skill. The Judge remained over night at the house of Mr. Craft, in an unconscious state, and was removed on Wednesday to his own residence, where he died at half past four o’clock, p.m., of that day. He never spoke a word from the time he was injured.

   Judge Hatfield, we believe, was born in or near Uniontown. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died or was killed in the service. The death of his father left him an orphan without friends or money. He was at an early age indented to the black- smithing business, which after getting through with his apprenticeship, he carried on for himself a great many years, in the shop near his late residence. Judge Hatfield’s leading traits were energy, industry and integrity. Without means to start with, he accumulated a handsome fortune, and gained the esteem of his fellow men. He served five years as an Associate Judge of the several Courts of Fayette county, and was esteemed as an upright officer. At the time of his death, he was a candidate for re-election to the Bench.

   He was buried on Friday in the beautiful Cemetery near Brownsville, and his funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the country. The loss of Judge Hatfield will be severely felt not only by his immediate family but by men of all classes and conditions, who enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance and friendship.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 6, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 13, page 2, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


William C. HATFIELDPhoto  ( -1938)

EX-MAYOR HATFIELD KILLED IN FALL

PLUNGE DOWN STAIRS
TODAYPROVES FATAL

City’s Former Executive Dies In Hospital
This Morning at 10:25

IS FOUND BY CHILD

Youngster Spreads Alarm; Mr. Hatfield
Suffered Fractured Skull

   Suffering a fractured skull when he plunged down a flight of stairs in the Strickler-Hess building in West Main street early today, William C. Hatfield, former mayor of Uniontown, died shortly afterward in the Uniontown hospital. Mr. Hatfield is believed to have missed his step and fallen down the stairs about 8:15. Taken to the hospital in a precarious condition, Mr. Hatfield died at 10:25 in spite of efforts to preserve a slender thread of life existing when he was admitted.

   An unidentified child is reported to have discovered Mr. Hatfield’s unconscious form at the foot of the stairs. An alarm promptly brought the hospital ambulance which sped the former chief executive to the hospital emergency room.

   The remains were removed to the Johnston funeral home and prepared for burial. Arrangements for funeral services were awaiting arrival of a sister from Pittsburgh.

Was In Business

   Mayor Hatfield was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hatfield, his father being a successful and well-to-do farmer of Menallen township. After an early education in township and local schools, Mr. Hatfield entered business life in Uniontown and for years was a clerk in the J. K. Beeson store. Later he formed a partnership with Robert Hook and the firm of Hatfield & Hook was one of the most prominent and popular in the city for many years.

   Mayor Harfield was a Democrat politically but never became active in politics until drafted for mayor in 1931 and running successfully for election that November. His term from January 1933 till January 1936 was marked by a fine business administration without partiality to any group or faction. After retiring from office his failing health precluded reentry into business and since then he had lived at the Exchange hotel.

   Mr. Hatfield was married to Miss Alice Skiles, who died some years ago. Two brothers, Dr. George Hatfield and Leonard Hatfield, also preceded him in death. One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Harfield McFarland, wife of Dr. P. V. McFarland of Pittsburgh, survives.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 15, 1938, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 5, column 5


W. C. Hatfield

   Friends who are legion deeply mourn the passing of William C. Hatfield. He was a member of a pioneer Fayette county family. For many years he was actively engaged in business in Uniontown and was recognized as one of the outstanding merchants of his state. Projects looking toward community advancement ever had his active support of time, talents and means. As mayor, the only public office he ever consented to accept, he gave the city an efficient, business-like administration.

   "Bill" Hatfield, as he was affectionately known, was loyal to his friends, keenly sympathetic and quietly unostentatiously helpful in times of stress and storm. He was generous of his means, infectious in his friendships, ever considerate of others. He abhored vainglory and ostentation. A good citizen has passed on.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 16, 1938, page 6, column 1


Hatfield Rites
This Afternoon

   Funeral services for former Mayor William C. Hatfield, aged 70, who was fatally injured in a fall on Tuesday morning, will be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon in St. Peter’s Episcopal church, of which he was one of the vestrymen for a number of years.

   Rev. William Bayle, rector of Pittsburgh, will officiate in the absence of Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, who is in Florida. Burial will follow in Brownsville cemetery.

   The impressively beautiful ritualistic services of Elkdom’s Hour of Eleven were conducted beside the bler of William C. Hatfield at Johnston’s Funeral Home last night. More than 160 members of Uniontown lodge joined in this tribute on Keldom to a departed brother. Mr. Hatfield was a charter member of Uniontown Lodge No. 370.

   Music was by a male quartet, Dave. Davis, George D. Wilkins, Clyde Newcomer and Ronald McCormick, with Miss Ruth Dunn at the organ. The Elks services were conducted by officers of the lodge headed by Exalted Ruler Wade K. Newell.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 17, 1938, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 4, column 3

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