Nov. 25th, after a brief illness, Mr. ANDREW HOPKINS, of Bridgeport, Fayette county, aged 67 years. The deceased was a brother of Col. William Hopkins, of Washington, Pa. He was an upright and highly esteemed citizen – a zealous Christian, and a useful and influential member of society. He had been sojourning in the State of Iowa for the last year, and returned to his old home, as it were, to die, having been here but a couple of weeks.
HOPKINS— On Friday evening Dec. 2nd, 1864, at the residence of her Father, of Typhoid Fever, Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins, wife of B. F. Hopkins, of Cincinnati, in the 28th year of her age.
The subject of the above notice was the daughter of Josiah and Eliza
Shaw, of Fayette city, Pa. The deceased was a kind and estimable
lady, beloved and respected by a large circle of friends and
acquaintances. She was sensible of her approaching dissolution and
put her trust and hope in Him who died that we might enjoy Eternal
Life. She leaves a dear and interesting little girl with many
friends, who will deeply feel her loss. But she has gone to her
rest, the dark grave hides her from our view, we have watered it
with the tears of affection and, we ere turn back to her vacant
place amoung us we are comforted with the reflections that ‘our loss
was her gain,’ and the memory of her many endearing qualities go far
to sooth and alleviate our sorrows.
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HOPKINS— September 1st, of Diphtheria, at the residence of their father, in Perry township, James F. , aged 6 years and 6 months; on September 2d, Harry Anthony, aged 11 years; on September 2d, Willis Johnston, aged 4 years and 11 months, sons of William H. Hopkins, Esq.
Martha HOPKINS died in 1927. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(96)
The Morning Herald
May 20, 1927
MRS. MARTHA HOPKINS
Mrs. Martha Hopkins, aged 81 years, died at her home in Brookville, Pa. ,Monday. May I6, 1927. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Jo se and Mrs. Cornelia Bierbower; also five granddaughters, Martha, Alice
and Lillian Jose, Marie and Florence Hopkins; six grandsons, James and H arold Haggerty, William, Cornelius and Guy Bierbower and Cornelius Hopk ins. Five great-grandchildren also survive. Rev. Mr. Cousins officiatin g. The church choir sang appropriate numbers. Burial was in the Brookvi lle cemetery. Pallbearers were four grandsons, James and Harold Haggert y, William and Cornelius Bierbower.
HOPKINS— On Thursday, June 4th, of lung disease, REBECCA J., wife of W. H. Hopkins of Perry township, aged 34 years.
wife HOPKINS died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
HOPKINS, WIFE OF HARRY HOPKINS
Reverend Dr. Neil Warren Hoppe
The Reverend Dr. Neil Warren Hoppe, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., lived life with his eyes on Christ, anticipating with excitement and celebration that “he that believes in Christ will never die!” On Monday, August 13, 2012 he was ready and made the transition into eternal life with Christ. Dr. Hoppe spent 57 years in pastoral ministry serving churches in aurora, IL, Sheboygan, WI, Columbus, OH, Huntington, WV and Uniontown, Pa with his wife of 59 years, Ann Rankin Mungo Hoppe who survives him along with their four children and families: Dr. Harpreet and Lisa Hoppe Brar (Ashland OH), Rev. Ron and Sharon Hoppe McClung (South Charleston WV), John and Pam Landacre (Huntington WV), and Rev. Scott and Jackie Hoppe (Uniontown PA). He has also nurtured eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Born in Dalton, Wisconsin on June 12, 1931, Dr. Hoppe felt his call to ministry at the age of 5 years old. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Noble Hoppe and his father, Lloyd Jacob Hoppe and is survived by his brother, Lee and Sunday Hoppe (Baraboo WI) and sister, Sharon Nielson, (Bradenton FL). Still an active member of Great Bethel Baptist, his duties included Minister of Visitation, teacher and choir member. He had the honor and blessing of serving with his son, Rev. Scott Hoppe who became senior pastor of Great Bethel Baptist Church in 2010. Dr. Hoppe took his ministry into every part of life whether walking at the Uniontown Mall or serving on the General Board of the American Baptist Churches, USA. He had a special calling to hospital ministry, serving Cabell Huntington Hospital Board in Huntington WV for 10 years; at Uniontown Hospital, he was instrumental in establishing the volunteer chaplaincy program. He served actively in the Monongahela Association of American Baptist Churches, ministers and spouse groups and also continued to provide interim pastoral leadership in his semi- retirement to churches in Waynesburg, PA, Kingwood, WV and Uniontown, PA. Dr. Hoppe and Ann met at Bob Jones University, Greenville SC, where they both completed Bachelor’s degrees. He continued his ministerial studies at Northern Theological Seminary, Chicago IL and Luther Rice Seminary, Gainesville, FL. Mrs. Hoppe and the family will receive visitors at SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME 680 Cherry Tree Lane in UNIONTOWN, PA on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A visitation will be held at GREAT BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 47 West Fayette St. Uniontown, PA on Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. when a service of celebration and memorial will be held with Rev. Scott Hoppe officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, PA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dr. Hoppe’s memory to the Great Bethel Baptist Church Dome Restoration Fund 47 West Fayette St. Uniontown PA 15401.
Charles HOPWOOD died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Charles, the infant son of William and Iola Hopwood was found dead in his crib at 1 a.m., Sunday, at the home of his parents in McClellandtown. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother.
Rev. R. G. Manley conducted funeral services at the home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in the Hopwood cemetery.
(Newspaper article dated January 19, 1931)
HOPWOOD— At the residence of his father, William Hopwood, near this place, on New Year’s eve, of Pulmonary Consumption, Major THOMAS H. HOPWOOD, aged 28 years.
The death of Major Hopwood has caused profound regret and sorrow, not only to his relatives but to all who knew hem. In it they see the untimely termination of what promised to be a useful and brilliant career. In 1851, at the opening of our late great struggle, he entered the military service as a private in the Eleventh Reserves. Pleased with is new profession, he at once set about qualifying himself for its more elevated places, and by means of that labor, which is the parent of all excellence, he succeeded as fully as he could have desired. Aided by no adventitious circumstances—by nothing but his merits as a soldier— he was promoted to a Lieutenancy, from which he rapidly rose to the rank of Captain, and to that of Major, which he held at his death. He participated in the battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines’ Mill, and in all the other actions in which the Eleventh so much distinguished itself; was a prisoner at Richmond, and at the second battle of Bell Run, received a shell wound in the hip, and a gunshot wound in the leg below the knee. Thus disqualified for active service, Major Hopwood might honorable have retired to civil life; but unwilling to relinquish a profession for which he had evinced such eminent qualifications, in which he had achieved so much distinction, and in which he had resolved to devote his life. He entered the Veteran Reserve Corps— by reason of his wounds, the only branch of service open to him.
After the close of the war, he was assigned to duty in the Freedmen’s Bureau in Louisiana. The writer of this article traveled with him a considerable distance when he was on his way to his new field, and known that he was deeply impressed with the importance and delicacy of the duties with which he was charged, and was anxious to perform them with fidelity and fairness to all. That he succeeded is evident from the following remarks made concerning him by the Pointe Couper (La) Echo, published where he was stationed—a paper hostile to the Bureau itself:
“FREEDMEN’S BUREAU—Major Thomas H. Hopwood, who for the past six months has been discharging the delicate duties of Agent of the Freedmen’s Bureau in this parish, is about leaving for the North. We cannot allow the major to leave the parish without a complimentary notice of his conduct as a gentleman and as an officer during his short stay among us. As a gentleman, he has secured the esteem and friendship of those who were thrown in contact with him. As an officer of the Bureau, he has so contrived to please both the planters and the freedmen, and there is on both sides a universal regret expressed on account of his departure. Were all officers of the Bureau such men as Major Hopwood, the institution might be for a time a useful one, both to the planters and freedmen. We wish the Major a pleasant trip to his native North, and a hearty welcome among his friends there.”
It was in Louisiana that Major Hopwood contracted the disease which caused his death. He was compelled to come North something over a year ago, and from that time has been a helpless invalid under his father’s roof, when he died just at the moment when the year, 1867 was passing away. He had been educated for the profession of medicine. In the army, in every position he filled; he was respected and beloved by subordinates, equals and superior. He was s refined, intelligent, gentleman, an accomplished and gallant soldier, and those who anticipated a bright future for him, would not have been disappointed had his life been spared.
Jennifer Louise Hora, 34, of Belle Vernon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A daughter of Sherry Stringhill Hora, who survives and resides in Belle Vernon, and the late Alexander J. Hora Jr., she was born in North Charleroi on May 28, 1978. Jennifer was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Fayette City. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, Jennifer had many friends and was outgoing; everyone that was in her presence felt touched and honored to be a part of her life. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two brothers, Alex J. Hora of Belle Vernon and Eric R. Hora of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her paternal grandmother, Irene Hora of Rostraver Township; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 724-929-5300, 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Elders Thomas A. Hamer and William Mines co-officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Stephen HORCAR died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Stephen Horcar, aged 22, of 229 Lemont, who was fatally injured Tuesday night when struck by a Baltimore and Ohio railroad locomotive near his home.
Brief rites will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the family home, followed by additional services in St. John's G. C. church. Rev. Fr. Peter Dolinay will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery, Hopwood.
(Herald - 3 Sep. 1937)
Andrew Horchar, age 92, of Uniontown, PA, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on February 17, 1918 in Lemont Furnace, PA, son of Steve and Mary (Gracar) Horchar. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Mike, and Steve Horchar; and sisters, Mary Porada, Anna Punday, Kathryn Sabol, and Helen Yanoscik. Andrew proudly served his country during WW II with the United States Army Armored Car Division, in the European Theatre of Operations, and was decorated with the Silver Star Medal. He worked for Marsolino Construction Co. and retired from the U.S. Postal Service Maintenance Dept. after 26 years. He had been a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church and the Greek Catholic Union. Andrew was a hardworking, loving family man, and will be deeply missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 64 years, Margaret E. (Metheny) Horchar; their son, Charles A. "Chuck" Horchar and his wife Nancy of Uniontown, PA; his grandson, David James Horchar and his wife Rachel of Mandeville, LA; a sister, Margaret Novak of New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Avenue, Ext., Uniontown, PA on Monday, July 5, from 7-9 p.m.; and on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the Hour of Service, with Pastor Elliott C. Leighty officiating. Interment will follow at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, PA, where military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 47.
Margaret Elaine Metheny Horchar, age 92, of Uniontown Pennsylvania died Wednesday May 11, 2011. She was born in Allison, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on Friday, March 21, 1919. Preceding her in death were her parents, William Metheny and Bertha Clingan Metheny; her husband Andrew Horchar; two sisters, Luella Taylor and Helen Jose; and four brothers, Harold Metheny, Robert Metheny, Charles Metheny and James Metheny. Margaret formerly attended the Harbor of Light Chapel in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and at one time worked for the Glenn L. Martin Company in Maryland where she was a member of that group of women fondly referred to as 'Rosy the Riveter'. Surviving are her son, Charles Andrew Horchar and wife Nancy Miller Horchar of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; one grandson, David James Horchar and his wife Rachel of Mandeville, Louisiana; and a great- granddaughter, Sophia Horchar. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, PA (724.437.2081) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Elliott C. Leighty officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Funeral services for John Hordash, who died in a Youngstown, O., hospital, will be held at the Greek Catholic Church at Leisenring No. 1, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. Father Ivan p. Ronza will officiate. Burial under the direction of R. L. Sharp of Fairchance will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Arlane Horewitz, 58, of 525 Eliza St., Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, at her home. The former Arlane Levine of Indiana, Pa., is survived by her husband, Atty. Murray I. Horewitz of Connellsville; three children: Mrs. Milynn Hoffman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Deborah Hughes of Los Angeles, Calif., and Atty. Gary Horewitz of Silver Spring, Md. She is also survived by an ant, Beatrice Horewitz of Connellsville; a brother, Lawrence Levine of Weatherford, Texas; two grandchildren, Alex Hoffman and Elissa Hoffman; and several nieces and nephews. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, and graduated from Indiana High School, received her degree as a registered nurse from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., an associate degree from Penn State University and medical office management degree in Pittsburgh. She worked as a nurse at Magee and Uniontown Hospitals and as assistant to the administrator at LifeCare Surgical Center in Mount Pleasant. She was a member of Tree of Life Synagogue and of Hadassah in Uniontown. For years she ran the medical loan closet at the Jewish Center in Connellsville. She was a member of various charitable and other organizations. Funeral arrangements are with the VITO MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., Connellsville. Receiving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the funeral home, where services will be held at 1 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Animal Friends of Western Pennsylvania, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– August 12, 1938
Died—– September 15, 1996
HORMEL— At his residence in Luzerne township on 29th ult., of Typhoid Fever, Jacob Hormel aged about forty years.
Mrs. Elizabeth Work Hormell, wife of the late John W. Hormell, formerly of Uniontown, died Friday afternoon at Gary, Ind., where she had been making her home with a daughter. Surviving are two sons, Dr. C. W. Hormell of Scottdale and William Bewick, both of Gary, Ind. The funeral service will be held at the home of Dr. C. W. Hormell, 821 North Hickory street, Scottdale, at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Irving R. Phillips, pastor of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church at Vanderbilt, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Uniontown.
Francine S. Horn, 66, of Waynesburg died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Horn of Waynesburg; two sons, Craig S. Church of Waynesburg and Fred R. Church of Painesville, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy J. Kozorra of Castle Shannon, Lena Stilwell of Dormont, Billie Dulaney of Waynesburg and Charlene Yanak of Low Hill, and her twin brother, Frank Stilwell of Waynesburg R.D. 1. Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home, Inc., Rt. 188, Jefferson, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m.
Francis J. “Tanny” Horn of Vanderbilt, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, Jan. 29, 1996. He was a former tax collector in West Mifflin borough. He is survived by his wife, Ida Horn, four daughters, Emma Kopie of West Mifflin, Bobbie McBath and Shirley Heslop, both of Vanderbilt, and Tami Boehm of West Mifflin, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 1, until 12 noon, the hour of service. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.
Miss Annie Hornbeck, daughter of Jacob Hornbeck, died last Thursday morning. Her remains were interred in the Pleasant View cemetery on the following Wednesday.
Mrs. Hannah Hunt Hornbeck, 68, died at 9 o'clock Friday night at her home in Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Frank Hornbeck in 1936, and by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. John Swope in 1945. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Mt. Braddock; three brothers, Thomas, John and Newton Hunt, all of Uniontown; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with a prayer at the home at 2 o'clock. Additional rites will be in the Covenanter Church, West Side, with Rev. Robert McMillen, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery under direction of the James T. Burhans undertaking establishment at Dunbar.
Isaac Frank Hornbeck, aged 70 years, died at 5:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, January 20, 1936, following an illness of complications. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hornbeck and spent the greater part of his life as a resident of Uniontown and vicinity. In early life he became associated with the Methodist Protestant faith and took an active part until incapacitated by illness and advanced years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hannah Hunt Hornbeck; a step-daughter, Mrs. John Swope, and the following brothers and sisters: William C. Hornbeck, of Donora; Joseph A., of Uniontown; Mrs. H. M. Divvens, Masontown, W. Va.; Miss Ida Hornbeck and Mrs. R. E. Boyd, both of Uniontown. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
This morning at 10 o'clock occurred the death of John D. Hornbeck from a stoke of paralysis and congestion of the brain, at the age of 65. The deceased was taken ill only a few days ago and gradually grew worse until death relieved his sufferings. Mr. Hornbeck was a teamster by trade and had the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He was married three times and was the father of seven children. Three of his children reside at home. His wife survives him to mourn his departure. Funeral announcements will be given later. The remains of John D. Hornbeck were taken to Fairbury and after appropriate services, were interred in the City Cemetery. (Graceland Cemetery)
Note from contributor:
John was the son of Abraham and Esther (Dobbs) Hornbeck of Fayette County. He married his first wife Harriet Lewis of Franklin Township on Thurs. April 1, 1852 in Fayette Co., PA.
Mrs. John Hornbeck, of East Liberty, suffers much from the effects of cancer in the breast.
The wife of John Hornbeck, of East Liberty, died of cancer of the breast, on Thursday of last week and was buried in the Cumberland Presbyterian cemetery on Saturday.
Mary HORNBECK obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)
Mary Hornbeck daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hornbeck, Donora, died in the West Penn hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday.
Short services will be held in the home, Kenric avenue, Donora, at 2:30 Saturday afternoon followed by additional rites at 3 o'clock in the Methodist church.
Burial will be in the Monongahela cemetery.
September 19th, of Diptheria, REBECCA HORNBECK, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Hornbeck of Menallen tp., aged 4 years, 7 months and 3 days. One sweet flower has drooped and faded and one dear sister is borne away from me, and her lose we deeply feel, but ‘tis God that has borne her away from us, he has taken her home in his arms as a Lamb where sickness and sorrow, pain and death never comes; he is not dead, but sleepeth. She said to her little sister in the morning before she died, “Oh! sister do not cry for I am going home.” She called all of the family by name, and then she commenced singing and sung until a little before the breath left her body, but now she has gone and left us to mourn her loss and her loss we deeply feel, but we hope to meet her when days and years are past and gone, sad now farewell, tears are shed. by J. G. H.
HORNBECK— At the residence of his mother in Menallen tp., March 20th 1864 of Measles, William Hornbeck, aged 20 years.
Nearly all her life a resident of Uniontown, Mrs. Ada Shanaberger Horne, wife of Albert Torrence Horne of Wilson, Pa., died Tuesday morning at 8:30 in the South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Horne is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank, of Uniontown; Robert, of Bellevue; Ray, Mrs. McClean Hadden, Mrs. A. H. Summy and O. Robert Powell, all of Akron, O. Although the exact time for the funeral has not been set the body will be brought to Uniontown for interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Horne was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Shanaberger or Uniontown.
Funeral services for Ada Shanaberger Horne will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the family residence at Wilson. The body will be brought to Oak Grove cemetery, Uniontown, for additional rites and burial.
Albert Horne, aged 64 years, died at his home in Menallen township, Wednesday morning, July 29, 1925, following a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna E. Horne, and five sons, Albert Terrence, James Edward, William Ambrose, Paul Benton and Lawrence Adna. Two daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday, the time to be announced later, followed by interment in Park Place cemetery, this city.
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Horne, widely known Uniontown resident who died suddenly in Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon of a heart attack, were held at the residence of A. T. Horne, Wilson, at 8:30 o’clock this morning with burial in the Flatwoods cemetery. Mrs. Horne is survived by five sons: William A., of Bitner; James E., of Phillips, and Paul A., T. L. and L. A., all of Wilson.
SCOTTDALE, Apr. 13.—Mrs. Barbara Horne, 50 years old of East Scottdale, wife of John Horne, died at 1:15 o’clock this morning at the Frick Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant from pneumonia. Mrs. Horne was admitted to the hospital at 10:45 o’clock on Tuesday night.
GREENSBURG, June 30.—David Mitchell Horne, 95, died Monday evening at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bortz of 215 Westminster avenue.
HORNE, FRANK—Funeral services will be conducted from the home, 36 Princeton avenue, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Father Thomas J. Dunn, officiating. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery. Pallbearers: William Hawk, Leslie Wood, H. L. Conn, S. H. Powers, Joseph Cafferty, Feliz McGivern.
Miss Grace Horne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Horne of Continental No. 1, died Thursday in the Uniontown Hospital. Besides her parents, she is survived by several brothers and sisters.
HORNE, GUY L., 78, of Uniontown, formerly of Centerville, PA, died November 30, 1966 of a heart attack. He was born February 6, 1888, the son of Clarence H. and Edie Barr Horne. He was a salesman for the Kurtz Monument Co. before retiring. He was a member of the Centerville Methodist Church, a past master of the F&AM Lodge 237, Beallsville, and a member of Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and Pittsburgh Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Ethelyn Deaves Horne; a daughter, Mrs. William Stevenson, and one foster sister, Cora Hickman. Burial in Beallsville Cemetery under the direction of the John H. Shrontz Funeral Home, Marianna.
Harry Horne, 71, of Washington, R. D. 3, died Tuesday night in Washington Hospital after a 25-day illness. He was born at Smithton, May 3, 1880, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Shang Horne. A coal miner and last employed at the Enterprise mine, he lived at Washington for the past 25 years. He was married to the former Ruby Snyder of May 1, 1901. Surviving are his widow, nine children, one brother, one sister, 30 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held this afternoon with interment in Barren Run Cemetery at Smithton.
John Lawrence HORNE died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
John Lawrence Horne died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at his home, 600 Eleanor avenue, Scottdale, from a heart attack. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Horne. Three brothers and three sisters survive: Anna, Margaret, Joseph and Peter, of Scottdale; Mrs. Emma Keegan of Everson, and Frank Horne, of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at nine o'clock at St. John's R. C. church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated March 23, 1935)
Lillian Dils Horne, 96, a longtime resident of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Friday, September 28, 2007, at King's Personal Care Home, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was born on October 14, 1910 at Old Frame, Nicholson Township, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the now late Ray Ira Dils and Bessie Nicholson Black Dils. She was the last member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, William Horne, and the following brothers and sister, Donald Black Dils, Robert Nicholson Dils, Thomas Ray Dils, and Mildred Dils McClain. She was a member of Smithfield United Methodist Church and Sunday School, where she enjoyed singing in the church choir and playing the organ. She loved gardening at her property on Church Street. She graduated from Uniontown High School, Class of 1929. Prior to her marriage she worked at G.C. Murphy Company and Montgomery Wards, in Uniontown, Pa., and also worked at the State Capitol Building, in Harrisburg, Pa. She is survived by a cousin, Frank Black, and the following nieces and nephews, Sandra Dils, Thomas Dils, Ronald Dils, Richard McClain, James Dils and Diane McClain Watson; and numerous great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her good friends and neighbors, Bruce and Ruth Graham, who were her caregivers for 17 years.
The family will receive friends in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME of Smithfield, Pa., today from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, September 30, 2007 until 1:30 p.m. when services will be conducted with the Rev. Karen Gray, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Smithfield United Methodist Church, in her memory.
SCOTTDALE, Mar. 27.—Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Horne, 87 years old, of West Pittsburg street, died Sunday night at her home. She was born at Hannastown and had lived in Scottdale for the past 37 years. Her husband, Thomas Horne, died 19 years ago. She leaves two sons, Harry of Delbarton, W. Va., and James W., of Scottdale, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Following a short prayer at the Ferguson funeral home at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday morning, requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock at St. John’s R. C. Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Norma L. Horne, 75, of Masontown, Pa., died Oct. 27, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are a son, Gerald Gomer and wife, Shirley of Masontown, Pa.; a sister, Anna Mae Bahr and husband, Bill of Modesto, Calif.; and many cousins in the Masontown area, who loved, cared and helped her. Friends will be received in the Bernard M. Townsend Funeral Home, 220 South Main St., Masontown, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
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Sergeant Raymond E. Horne, Company C 111th Regimen, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Horne of Pittsburg and a grandson of Mrs. J. Emmett Stillwagon of East Fairview avenue, Connellsville, died in a hospital in France from wounds received in the battle of the Marne. Another brother, Corporal Edward Horne is in a hospital in France suffering from wounds received in the same battle. Both boys are well known in Connellsville. Sergeant Horne’s leg was shot off by a shrapnel shell on August 11 or 12. He died August 26.
Corporal Edward Horne of Knoxville, Pittsburg, who was wounded in the battle of Chateau-Thierry while serving with Company C 111th Infantry is in Connellsville visiting his grandmother, Mrs. J. Emmett Stillwagon of Fairview avenue and other relatives while away from the General Army hospital in New Jersey on a 30 day furlough. Corporal Horne was treated for a badly shattered foot, struck by a Hun machine gun slug. The entire nerve center of the foot was shot away and for many days the brave young soldier lay waiting for the doctors to decide if he was to lose his foot or if they could save it. Corporal Horne will return at the end of his furlough to again undergo treatments for his wounded foot. He wears his foot in a plaster cast.
Early during the war, Edward Horne, aged 24 and his brother, Raymond Horne, 20, enlisted with the forces from Pennsylvania. The brothers were together constantly until the battle of Chateau-Thierry when they were both badly wounded. Raymond had his right leg shot away. Both boys were sent back to the hospitals but to different stations. Raymond died of his wound but Edward did not know of his brother’s death until he landed in America a few weeks ago.
It is possible that Edward’s wound may in time, by grafting into the foot a new set of nerves, heal and he will again have the use of the injured member but the doctors do not over encourage him.
Richard HORNE died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)
Richard, aged nine months and 29 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Horne, House No. 5, Continental No. 1, died at 2:10 a.m., Sunday, October 11, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital. Death was due to complications.
In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Dolores, and one brother, Donald, at home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 2 o'clock at the home of the parents with Dr. C. H. Beck, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant church, officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Morris Cross Roads.
Balthane Horner, aged 13 years and two months, daughter of James and Myrtle Stull Horner, died Monday, March 22, 1926, at the family home in Royal, following an illness of heart trouble. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four brothers, James, George, Ralph, and Leo, and one sister, Gloria, all at home. Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. M. P. Steels officiating. Burial will be in the Church Hill cemetery.
Burtt A. Horner, eldest son of Mrs. Cora Horner, of Maple street, was killed instantly Friday, April 27, 1923. at a railroad crossing near Ford City, while driving to his place of business. Mr. Horner was well known in Fayette county, having been engaged in business near here for a number of years. He was born in Ligonier valley and was a member of one of the oldest and most honorable families of Pennsylvania, the Horners of Ligonier valley. His father was Noah J. Horner, a merchant and business man of Stahlstown, whose sudden death also occurred in April, just 23 years ago, and came as a parallel shock to the community in which he lived, on account of the prominence of the family.
Mr. Horner was an exceptionally well educated and cultured man, finishing his education at Allegheny college in Meadville. He spent three years as supervisor of schools in the Philippine Islands, and upon his return to the States embarked on a business career, being located at various times in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, locating at Ford City the past three years.
Besides being a welfare worker in the communities in which he had resided, he also has been a religious devotee and sincere Christian worker, and a leader in the Methodist church.
He is survived by his widow, Mabel Leathers Horner, and two sons, William S. Horner, and a John Hadley Horner; also by his mother, Mrs. Ora Horner, of Maple street, and sisters, Miss Floris Horner, of Maple street, Mrs. Edna Horner Bell, of Hopwood, Mrs. Marie Stewart, Uniontown, and Mrs. Rudy Wood, Greensburg, and one brother, Ira V. Horner, of Akron, O. Funeral services were held at his home in Ford City, Sunday and interment at Monongahela City.
Dr. Carl S. Horner, an outstanding resident and citizen of Connellsville and recognized generally as one of the leading dentist of western Pennsylvania, died suddenly at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, while engaged in the garden of his home, 112 West Green street, Connellsville. Dr. Horner, a charter member of Connellsville Rotary had been in attendance at the regular weekly noonday meeting of that organization only a few hours prior to his death. At that time he seemed to be in the best of health and spirits. Dentist of Connellsville close their offices for the afternoon each Thursday and Dr. Horner had gone to his home for the afternoon. His sudden death comes at a distinct shock in his legion of friends and acquaintances who join in extending to his family, heartfelt condolences in their great loss.
Dr. Horner was born April 15, 1871, a son of the late George and Mary Mobley Horner, at Millsboro. His early life and education was grained there. In later years he became a student in the Pittsburgh Dental College of Western University of Pittsburgh, being graduated with the first dental class of that institution in 1899. In 1900 he opened offices at Elizabeth and the next year, in 1901, he removed his offices to Connellsville where he has since resided and endeared himself to hundreds by his pleasing personality and active civic pride. In October, 1906, Dr. Horner was married to Miss Lyda Oglevee, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Oglevee, of Vanderbilt.
Surviving him are his widow and two sons; Carl S. Horner, Jr., of Connellsville and Ewing Oglevee Horner, of Mr. Lebanon; a sister, Mrs. Olive Phio, and a brother, Russell Horner, Mt. Lebanon.
Besides being a charter member of Connellsville Rotary, Dr. Horner was a member of King Solomon Lodge of Masons, of Connellsville; a charter member of the Western Pennsylvania Odontological Society; Pennsylvania State Dental Society; the American Dental Association; a charter member of Nu Chapter, Psi Omega dental fraternity and of the First Presbyterian church, of Connellsville. He was particularly active as a member of the Fayette County Dental Association having on numerous occasions prepared and presented papers of value.
Funeral services will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the family residence. His pastor, Rev. Karl H. J. Schoeborn, of the First Presbyterian church, will be the officiating minister. Burial with full Masonic rites, will be in Dickerson Run Union cemetery.
Mrs. Cora Leacock Horner, aged 75 years, died at her home in Lick Hollow, Wednesday morning, February 27, 1929, at 6:45 o’clock of a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Horner was born on October 6, 1854. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early life, joining the Asbury church when she came to Uniontown. Her husband, Noah J. Horner, preceded her in death, as did a son, Burt A. Horner. Mrs. Horner is survived by a son, Ira Horner of Chicago, and four daughters, Mrs. Marie Stewart of Atlantic City, N. J., Mrs. Ruby Wood of Uniontown and Mrs. Edna Bell and Miss Floris Horner of Lick Hollow road. Private funeral services will be held Friday followed by burial in the Ligonier Valley.
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Horner died at her home near East Millsboro, March 21, 1922. Being in her ninety-forth year, death came as a result of infirmities incident to age. She was probably the oldest woman in Luzerne township and until a few months ago could relate many interesting facts of pioneer days. Mrs. Horner was the widow of John Horner and is survived by the following children, A. W., of Newark, O., H. G. of Uniontown; Mrs. W. C. O’Donnell, of South Brownsville; John P., Joseph H., George O., and Lizzie, all of East Millsboro, the latter two making their home with their mother at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at her late home Thursday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Richey, of Fredericktown officiating.
Frank Horner, aged 21 years, of near Bellview, in Bullskin township, dropped dead early Tuesday morning while cutting fodder in the barn at this home. He was working with his brother, Joseph Horner, at the time of the accident, and did not give any sign of trouble. Deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rose Horner, and the following brothers and sisters, John Edward and Mrs. Ray O’Donnell, of Connellsville, and Emma, Clara, Lena, Joseph and Thomas at home. No funeral arrangements have been announced.
Gladys L. Horner, 81, of Indian Head died Sunday in the Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Horner of Waterford, Mich.; David Horner of Murrysville and Randy Horner of Mill Run; two daughters, Mrs. Wally (Patrick) Smith of Waterford, Mich., and Mrs. David (Gloria) Smith of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James K. Miller of Normalville and Joseph D. Miller of Fairchance. Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Gladys L. Horner, 81, of Indian Head, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 1996, in the Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.
Harry “Don” Horner, 84, of Connellsville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Lints Personal Care Home, Connellsville. He was born May 7, 1919, in Youngwood, a son of the late Harry and Ada Johnson Horner. Harry had lived in Florida for 30 years. While in Florida he worked as a mechanic for the former Eastern Airlines at the Miami International Airport. Harry then moved back to Connellsville in 1984. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in Co. B of the 1346th Engineer Battalion. He had also formerly attended the Normalville United Methodist Church. Harry is survived by his loving daughters, Frances Herman and her husband, Robert of Connellsville and Dorothy Kroner and her husband, Ben of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren, Robert Herman and his wife, Shelby, Donald Herman and his wife, Suzanne and Kenneth Herman and his wife, Kellie, all of Connellsville, Vickie Johnson and her husband, Dean of Miami, Fla., and Laurie Miqueli and her husband, Alan of Duluth, Ga.; a great-granddaughter, Kristina Herman; and a sister, Virginia “Mae” Porterfield of Normalville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ruth B. Thrasher Horner in 1996; two sisters, Hilda Marie Bungard and Ruth Lawson; and two brothers, Charles Horner and Robert Johnson. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 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 Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark A. Sholtis officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery
HORNER, HARRY H.—Aged 83, a resident of Brownsville for forty two years, died Thursday, March 15, 1962 at 5:25 p.m., in the home of his son, Nelson W. Horner, 912 Second St., following an extended illness. He was a retired machinist, he owned and operated his own shop in Brownsville for many years, and had been employed by the Old Alicia Marine Ways, Hamburg Distillery and Park and Tilford Distillery. Born May 9, 1878 in Carmichaels, he was the son of the late Winfield and Henrietta McCann Horner. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Parker Horner and one son, Nelson W., three daughters, Mrs. Henrietta Ruffcorn, Mrs. Anna Weriz and Mrs. Ruth Fletcher, all of Brownsville; Mrs. Harriett Dukale, Elyria, O.; nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, William Horner, Carmichaels; one sister Mrs. Kathryn Guesman, Sandusky, O., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Ortis in 1961. Friends are being received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John W. Gordon will officiate. Interment will be in Redstone Cemetery.
Miss J. Alice Horner, 69 years old, for 12 years a member of the Connellsville High School faculty, died Sunday night at 9 o’clock at Uniontown Hospital, following her collapse Wednesday morning in her apartment in the Fayette Title & Trust Building at Uniontown. Miss Horner, who had spent 48 years of her life as a school teacher, had been located in Uniontown for the past 25 years as instructor and later head of the English department of the hish school there. She was one of the best known instructors in the county.
Born at Millsboro, May 31, 1867, Miss Horner spent her childhood along the Monongahela River. The youngest child of William and Elizabeth Horner, she was left fatherless in 1870 and motherless in 1875. Her seventh year was passed in the home of an aunt by marriage, Julia Horner, and when she became eight years of age, she went to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Greeley Mason of Brownsville.
Miss Horner began her teaching career in the country school room in Luzerne township and in the succeeding years taught at Bridgeport, now South Brownsville, Fayette City and Connellsville, going to Uniontown in 1907 to take a position. In Uniontown she taught English literature and drama and devoted after school hours to supervision and direction of class plays.
Miss Horner was the last of her generation, the only surviving relatives being nephews, nieces and cousins. The body was removed to the Johnston funeral chapel at Uniontown where it will lie in state until Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock when a brief funeral service will be held. Rev. H. B. Renton and Rev. D. K. Johnson will officiate. The body will be taken to the South Brownsville Methodist Episcopal Church, where full rites will be held at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. Ernest Weals, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
James E. Horner, 81, of House 100, Clarksville, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. He was born Oct. 23, 1886, in Bridgeport. He was a member of the Clarksville IOOF and Triad Lodge No. 1064. He was a retired mine foreman and served as school director the past 18 years in the Bethlehem-Center School District. Surviving are four sons, James H. Horner of Streetsboro, O., Ralph Horner of Cleveland Heights, O., and Robert Horner and Dale Horner of Bedford Heights, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Matthews of Northfield, O., and Mrs. Gloria Murray of Royal Oak, Mich.; 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his family. His wife, Mrs. Myrtle Stull Horner, died May 28, 1967, and a son, George Horner, died June 5, 1945.
John Gladden Horner, 22 years old, son of Joseph H. and Belle Gladden Horner, died Thursday at the home of his parents, near East Millsboro of influenza-pneumonia.
HORNER—At his home in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, Mass., on Monday, March 31st, 1902, John Melville Horner, aged 35 years. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon, April 2nd, and the remains interred in the Brookline Cemetery. John Melville Horner, who was well known to many people of Connellsville and Fayette county, was born at Carmichaels, Greene county, October 15th, 1866. He was the oldest son of Hamilton Cree and Mell Jamison Horner. He attended the public schools here, going to Pittsburg when 20 years old, where he worked earnestly at music. He was a member of the Mozart club and was very active in Pittsburg musical circles. In 1891 he took up operatic work. Five years ago he married Miss Estelle Ingham of Harvard, Ill., an accomplished musician. Shortly after their marriage they settled in Boston. He held positions there as soloist in the big city churches, besides teaching and doing concert and oratorio work. His last local appearance was during the season of 1900, when he san in the Methodist Episcopal church under the auspices of the Epworth League. His illness was only of a month’s duration. He contracted a severe cold, which developed into bronchial inflammation and hemorrhages. He is survived by his wife, his father, three brothers and a sister; E. W. Horner, Cree Horner, and Miss Anna Mell Horner of Connellsville, and Dr. Harry J. Horner of Pittsburg.
Joseph Henry Horner, life long resident of Luzerne township, died at his home Monday afternoon, May 1, 1922, of a lingering illness. He was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Horner and was born November 9, 1858. His mother died only a few weeks ago at past 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will take place in the West Bend cemetery.
Mrs. Lydia Horner, aged 33 years, wife of William Horner, died suddenly at her home in Cleveland, O., Saturday morning, June 4, 1924, at 3 o’clock. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jennings, of West Brownsville; one sister, Mrs. Charles Henderson, of Monongahela City; four brothers, Glen, of Huntington, W. Va.; Claude, of Brier Hill; Earl and Harry at home. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Society of Fairmont, W. Va. The remains were brought to West Brownsville where funeral services will be held from the parents’ home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. A. B. Haines, of the Brownsville Christian church, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Taylor’s cemetery, in Washington county.
Michael A. Horner, 48, of California, Washington County, Pa., died Monday, November 24, 2008. He was born Thursday, December 17, 1959, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., a son of Nelson J. Horner and the late Dolores (Welling) Horner Crawford. He was a member of the California American Legion, JFK Post 377.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores Crawford, on April 27, 2007 and stepbrother, Tom Tatar. Left to cherish his memory are his father and step-mother, Nelson and Ruth Horner, of Coal Center, Washington County, Pa.; brother, Nelson John Horner, of Brownsville, Pa.; sister, Randi Lee and husband, Daniel, of Smock, Fayette County, Pa.; brother, Robert L. Horner, of Brownsville, Pa., brother, Alan Horner and wife, Patricia, of Augusta, Ga., brother, Samuel Horner and wife, Linda, of Stockdale, Washington County, Pa.; stepsisters: Karen Tatar and Donna Santo, and stepbrother, Steve Tatar. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME, INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa., on Friday, November 28, for a memorial visitation from noon to 2 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Jana Quisenberry, officiating. Private interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa.
Mrs. Myrtle Stull Horner, 74, of House 100, Clarksville, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in her home. She had been in failing health since suffering a fractured hip in a fall Feb. 15 but death was unexpected. Mrs. Horner was born June 29, 1892, in Charleston, W. Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Stull. She had resided in Clarksville for 25 years and was a member of the Clarksville Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, James E.; six children, James H. of Streetsboro, Ohio, Ralph K. of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Cleo Matthews of Northfield, Ohio, Mrs. Gloria Murray of Royal Oak, Mich., and Robert and Dale, of Bedford Heights, Ohio. Also surviving are one brother, Donald Stull of Washington, D. C.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son, George, was killed June 5, 1945, in Italy while serving in World War II. The body is at the Greenlee funeral home, Fredericktown.
The funeral service for Mrs. Myrtle Horner was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Greenlee funeral home, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Robert E. Borland officiating. Interment was to be in Greene County Memorial Park.
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:
Sergeant Raymond E. Horner, grandson of Mrs. J. Emmett Stillwagon of Connellsville, August 26, wounds received in action.
Ruth B. Horner, 79, of 1108 Oak St., Connellsville, died Monday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Harry Horner; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Frances) Herman of Connellsville and Mrs. Ben (Dorothy) Kroner of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– January 19, 1917
Died—– November 18, 1996
As the whistles were blowing the hour of 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Samuel Cree Horner, one of the best known newspaper men of Fayette county, died after a lingering illness of several months. The end was expected and brought relief from a long period of suffering. Consumption was the cause of death.
Cree Horner was one of the best newspaper men the county has ever known and his death at this time, he was but 27 years old, robbed the profession of a member possessed of a brilliant future. He had the happy faculty of writing things well and even the most commonplace article was made interesting by his exceptional command of the English language. His active work ceased on the first of last February and since that time he was practically an invalid.
Born in Connellsville in 1881, Mr. Horner spent his early days here and with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bunting, on a farm near Carmichaels, in Greene county. He went through the common schools of Carmichaels and then graduated from the grammar grades in Greensburg. Although his “book learning” was limited to this brief curriculum, he was one who learned easily and whose powers of observation made it possible for him to gather as much of an education after leaving school as while attending it.
In the fall of 1898 he began active newspaper work on the Connellsville Daily News, soon after it was established. He was with the News on this occasion but little more than a year, going to Pittsburg with the Afternoon News Bureau. He remained in Pittsburg about six months and made good but accepted a better position with the News in Connellsville at the end of that time.
He occasionally worked for The Courier when it was a weekly and when the daily was established in November, 1902, became its first reporter. He remained in this position until January 1, 1906, when he went to Greensburg to accept the city desk of the newly established Greensburg Press. In this capacity he made The Press on of the best newspapers in Westmorland county but night work proved unhealthy and in August, 1907, he resigned and went west. From August until February of the next year he worked on The Record, of Canyon City, Colorado, giving up work again because of ill health. He remained in the West until May, when he came East again and spent several months on the Greene county farm.
He returned to Connellsville for a few days and on August 3, went to White Haven, Pa., remaining there until he failed so rapidly it was necessary to bring him home on December 15. Since then he hovered between life and death until Saturday evening, when the end came. He was conscious to the last and shortly before passing away he summoned the members of his family to the bedside. The end was peaceful.
While actively engaged in newspaper work here he had a long “string” of out of town papers. After Aloysius Coll gave up active work for the Eastern papers, he took them up and for several years had the exclusive correspondence for all of the new York papers, together with many of those in Pittsburg and Philadelphia.
He was also a member of company D, serving one enlistment from 1902 to 1905. He rose from the ranks to a position of sergeant and company clerk, and was awarded medals for superior marksmanship.
On January 14, 1905, he was married to Miss Gertrude Ryan, daughter of Thomas H. Ryan, who survives him. He is also survived by his father, Hamilton Cree Horner, his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Horner, his sister, Miss Anna M. Horner, and two brothers, E. W. Horner of Connellsville and Dr. H. J. Horner of Pittsburg.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the residence of his mother in Apple street. Interment will be private in Hill Grove Cemetery. Rev. A. J. Ashe of Connellsville and Rev. M. A. Rigg of New Kensington will officiate. For the most part, the pall bearers will be former newspaper friends.
As the afternoon sun set its mellow rays slanting across the ridges of Hill Grove Cemetery and melted the snow which laid in a white mantle over all, the mortal remains of Cree Horner were laid to rest yesterday.
The ceremonies attendant upon the funeral were brief, yet impressive. A large number of friends and relatives of the former reporter gathered at the Apple street home of his mother as Rev. A. J. Ashe read the service and the Methodist Episcopal Church choir san a few selected hymns.
Following the services at the house only the relatives remained to accompany the body to its grave. From the summit of the commanding hill overlooking the valley beneath the resting place was made. The flower laden casket was lowered slowly into the ground and then the brief burial service was recited.
It was soon over and the few who attended, the service being private, turned and walked slowly from the scene. The pallbearers were selected from the ranks of his former friends and co-workers. R. E. North and W. F. Brooks represented The News, R. W. Leiberger and George S. Connell, The Courier, and John H. Doyle and Richard Ryan completed the sextet.
Sara G. Horner, 82, of Covina, Calif., formerly of Fredericktown, died Sunday in Glendora, Calif. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Strycula, and a son, Samuel Horner. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, with Rev. David Clark, pastor of Fort Burd Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– June 10, 1911
Died—– December 26, 1993
Horner was killed and Flerchnailer injured when the automobile in which they were driving to Shady Grove Park to attend the celebration there last evening was struck by the Pennsylvania passenger train due in Uniontown at 7:40 at the Percy Crossing. Horner’s body was badly mangled. The remains ere brought to the Johnston morgue here. Flerchnailer was rushed to the Uniontown hospital where his condition was critical last evening. The automobile was completely demolished.
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Thomas Horner, 18 years old, a son of Mrs. Rose Horner of Bellview, near Moyer was instantly killed on the morning of July 4, when a Pennsylvania railroad train struck the automobile in which he was riding at a crossing near Shady Grove Park. Joseph Fierchnaller of Connellsville township was probably fatally injured. He was taken to the Uniontown Hospital, where his condition is reported to be critical.
The young men were going to the park for the evening. It is said their automobile became stalled on the crossing, but this report was not verified. The passenger train runs rapidly at this place and it struck the machine with force, demolishing it. The car was tossed many feet from the track. Horner’s skull was fractured and his body was badly mangled. His companion received a fractured skull and many other injuries about the head and body. He was unconscious when picked up. The men were taken to Uniontown on the train. Fierchnaller is a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad here.
Frank Horner, a brother of the dead man, died suddenly at his home in Bellview only recently. He dropped dead while in the yard. In addition to his mother, the victim of the collision is also survived by three brothers, John, Edward, and Joseph, and five sisters. They are Mrs. R. O’Donnell of this city, Mrs. P. D. Nicholson of Detroit, Mich., Emma of Detroit, and Lena and Clara, at home.
A verdict for $2,108 against the Pennsylvania railroad was returned by a jury at 9 o’clock Thursday morning when the jury hearing the damage suit instituted by Mrs. Rose Horner of Connellsville reported to Judge J. W. Henderson. An agreement was reached last evening but court had adjourned for the night and the jury reported back with their findings in the morning. The verdict is based on the undertaking bill for 18 year old Thomas Horner, who was killed at the Shady Grove crossing of the railroad on the evening of July 1, 1922, and for support which he would have given his widowed mother up to the time he was 21 years of age. Mrs. Horner was represented by Attorney John Duggan.
Thomas Wilson Horner Sr.
Mr. Thomas Wilson Horner, Sr., 76, of Martinez, entered into rest on Monday morning, December 1, 2003, at the home of his daughter in Augusta, Ga. A native of Acme, he had resided in the Augusta area since moving from Fort Myers, Fla., approximately 10 years ago. Mr. Horner had retired from the Robert R. Reynolds Co. of Tuscaloosa, Al., as a superintendent, having worked in Industrial Construction throughout the United States. He was a World War II, US Naval veteran, a member of the Carpenters Local 2774, Pittsburgh, was a Methodist by faith and had attended Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez, Ga. He is the son of the late Joseph P. and Edith P. Horner of Connellsville. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Kindberg, who passed away on July 12, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Horner, Martinez, Ga.; two sons, Thomas Wilson Horner Jr. of Connecticut; and Terry Horner of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Peggy McClintock and Dr. Pamela Horner, both of Augusta; a son-in-law, Timothy Kindberg of Martinez, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Daniel Phillips of Martinez, Ga., David Phillips of North Carolina, Gillian Mothershead of Maryland, Jeffrey Robertson and Stefani Robertson, both of Texas, Timothy Kindberg and Amber Kindberg, both of Martinez, Ga., and Thomas Wilson Horner III, Christine Horner and Rebecca Horner, all of Maine; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, in the Chapel of ELLIOT SONS FUNERAL HOME, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, Ga., with Chaplain Neil Breland officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904.
SCOTTDALE, Mar. 24,— William W. Horner, 71 years old, died Thursday night at his home, 407 Pittsburgh street, after a lingering illness. He was retired in 1940 by the H. C. Frick Coke company which he had served as an electrician for 37 years. Since that time he had been employed by the Duraloy Company in the electrical department. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, and the First United Brethren Church in Scottdale. Mr. Horner was the son of Mrs. Anna Horner, who resides in Warren, Ohio, and the late D. M. Horner. Surviving are his mother and his widow, Mrs. Ida B. Horner, one son, William D. of Akron and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Browning of Scottdale; six grand-children and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Bert Mauk of Orwell, Ohio, Mrs. Orville Magness, Mrs. Fred Walker, Mrs. Francis Blair and Miss Margaret Horner, all of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Amelda Comstock of Youngstown, Ohio, Roy of Cortland, Ohio, and Russell of Geneva, Ohio. Friends will be received at the home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later pending word from two grandsons in the U. S. Army.
William "Bill" Horner, age 87, of Tampa, Florida, and formerly of Point Marion, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in his home. Born December 28, 1921, in Dilliner, Pennsylvania, he was the son of William Horner and Ruth Shearer Horner. "Bill" spent most of his early life in the Dilliner and Point Marion (Pa.) area. He graduated from the now former Point Marion High School in 1941.
"Bill" was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Hughey Horner, and sister, Catherine "Toot" Williams. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Loretta Straley Horner; son, William "Bill" Horner, Jr., and a daughter, Peggy Hoffrogge and her husband Bob all of Tampa, Florida; a sister, Verna Davis of Point Marion, Pennsylvania; and a sister, Deloris Donley of Dilliner, Pennsylvania.
Services and interment were held in Florida.
MOUNT PLEASANT— John C. Hornick, 58, of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Mount Pleasant, died last Tuesday. Surviving are three brothers, William Hornick of Pittsburgh, Mike Hornick of Tucson, Ariz., and Stephen Hornick of Cumberland, Md.; and four sisters, all Sisters of the W.S.C. Order in Pittsburgh, Sr. Augustine, Sr. Theophila, Sr. Perigrine, and Sr. Valentine. The body will be in the Grimm funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Requiem mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Visitation Church, with Msgr. Andrew J. Balok as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Anna Marie Coviello Hornsby, 74, of 1803 Swann Ave., Orlando, Fla., and a native of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, March 26, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Henry Hornsby; daughter, Linda Hornsby McCollum of Orlando, Fla.; brothers: William Coviello of Washington, D.C., and Sal Coviello of Lorain, Ohio; sisters: Nell Coviello Manzella of Uniontown, Pa., and Dorothy Coviello Siegman of Orlando; and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Pine Castle Memorial Chapel, Orlando, Fla.
Eli HORRMELL died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Word has reached Uniontown of the death Saturday evening, March 7, 1931, at his late home in Atwater, Ohio, of Eli Horrmell, aged 68. Death was said to have been due to complications.
The body will be taken to the Howe church, on Route 88 near Coal Center, arriving there Wednesday at 1 p. m., where funeral services will be conducted. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
HORTON, JOHN— Age 70 years, a resident of Brownsville R.D., No. 2, Pa., died Tuesday, April 30, 1968, at 2:30 p.m., in the Brownsville General Hospital. He was born June 24, 1897 in Johnstown, the son of the late Edward and Anna Kay Horton, was a member of the South Brownsville Methodist Church, and the UMWA local No. 1787. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle McIntosh Horton; two daughters, Doris and Mrs. Donna Whetsel, both at home; one son, Jack in the United States Air Force, four grandchildren, one brother, Arthur Horton of Crestline, Ohio, and one half-brother, Percy Richards of Brownsville. Friends are being received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home (successor to Ross), 126 Front Street, Brownsville, until Friday, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Dallas W. Butler officiating. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Gertrude Ann Bacan Horvat, age 84, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2011 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 6, 1926 in Gates, Pa., the daughter of the late Steven Bacan and Mary Miner Bacan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven John Horvat in July, 1968; also her brothers: Henry, Ed and Joe. Gertrude was a member of St. Mary Nativity RC Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She loved to play cards, was an avid bowler and loved Baking. Gertrude loved flowers of all kinds. She was previously employed as a Baker at the Fayette County Vocational Technical School. She was also a sales clerk at the former Metzler's Department Store and worked in the office at Hagan's Dairy. She is survived by her loving children: Edward Horvat and wife Marcene R. Clark of Hopwood, Mary Jo Friend of Uniontown and Amy Rhodes of Uniontown; grandchildren whom she adored: Erin McGrady, Micah Horvat, David Friend, Frankie Rhodes and Hannah Rhodes; loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Friday, April 8, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning, until 9 a.m. when a Blesing Service will be held followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Nativity R. C. Church with Rev. Father Stephen R. Bugay as celebrant. Interment follows in St Mary's Church Cemetery, Leckrone.
Calvin Eugene Horwath, 11 years old, son of Joseph and Margaret Benford Horwath of Carmichaels, R. D., was drowned Saturday while fishing in Muddy creek near his home.
John M. Horwath, 64, of Brownsville, died Monday, Aug. 1, 1994, at his home. He was the son of the late Mike and Elizabeth Keretez Horwath. He is survived by a brother, Mike Horwath of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Joanne Miller of Baltimore, Md.; nieces; Lisa Ketterman and Linda Kafka, and a nephew, Anthony Miller. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at LaFayette Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, Brownsville, Pa.
Margaret Sholtis Horwath, 68, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, June 19, 1995, after a lengthy illness, in the Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Wynn, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew and Barbara Bacha Sholtis. Mrs. Horwath was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Horwath on Feb. 5, 1992; two brothers, George and Frank Sholtis; and a sister, Anna Dursa. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, St. John’s Sodality & Ladies’ Guild, a benefactor of St. John’s Byzantine School, served as president for seven years for the P.T.G. of St. John’s School and was a volunteer at Mt. St. Macrina. Mrs. Horwath was also an administrator of the Horwath Truck & Coal Company for over 30 years. She graduated from Georges Township High School, Class of 1945. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Gerard (Maryanne) Horwath-Meyer; three sons, L. Joseph Horwath and wife, Laura, Andrew Paul Horwath and James M. Horwath and wife, Patty; and three grandchildren, all of Uniontown; two step-granddaughters and three great- grandchildren, all of Paris, France; and four brothers, Andrew, John and Joseph Sholtis of Uniontown and Michael Sholtis of Smithfield. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, June 24, 1995, until 10:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. David Misbrener as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Cemetery, Hopwood. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that contributions may be made to the Order of Sisters of St. Basil, Mount St. Macrina.
HORWATT, STEVE— Aged 75, 314 Sixth St., Hiller, died in his home, Friday, March 22, 1963, at 9:05 p.m., following an extended illness. Born in Yugoslavia, April 25, 1887, he had resided in this area since 1907. He was a retired coal miner. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Brownsville and UMWA Taylor Local. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Lessner Horwatt, and these children, Matthew, Brownsville; Mrs. Louis Paragolla, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. E. F. [illegible]; John, Struthers, O.; Steve Jr., Lynbrook, N. Y., Joseph at home; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, Park Ave., Brownsville, where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. followed at 9:15 by a Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Rev. R. A. Halvonik will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Frank HOSFELT died in 1918. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
FRANK HOSFELT, a former Connellsville resident is dead at his home at Wheatland, Pa. The deceased was a son of MR. and MRS. MICHAEL HOSFELT, and a brother of MRS. LLOYD STILLWAGON, all of this city. He is also survived by his widow and three children. Courier Thurs., 11-28-1918
Leota Hoskinson, 71, of Mt. Morris, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 20, 1995, in the Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by two sons, Donald E. Hoskinson and Brian D. Hoskinson, both of Mt. Morris; a daughter, Connie Irene Clure of Nikesville, Va.; five grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; a brother, Bud McClure of New York; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Aldridge of Oklahoma and Mrs. David (Marlene) Logan of Gladewater, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Rt. 19, Mt. Morris, Pa., today from noon until 2 p.m., the hour of service.
Mrs. Hostetler, of West Brownsville, died early Saturday morning after a short illness, aged 50 years. Deceased is survived by five sons, John, James, Benjamin, William and Marchand Hostler, and five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Worrells, Mrs. Minnie Weble, Mrs. Mattie Enfield and Misses Jessie and Elizabeth Hostler.
Notes from contributor:
This obituary should read, Mrs. Hosler, Alice Brunner Hosler, not Mrs. Hostetler. There are 6 sons, John, James, Charles Benjamin, Jesse, William and Martin. There are 4 daughters, Margaret (Worrells), Minnie (Wable), Maude (Enfield), and Martha (Phillipson). Elizabeth Hosler married Charles Benjamin.
Jesse Hosler, aged 27 years, one of the most widely known Pennsylvania railroad officials of Brownsville, Pa., died at his home in South Brownsville, Tuesday morning, November 11, 1924 at 11:13 o'clock following a lingering illness. He was employed as chief car distributor for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Brownsville, Pa. district having risen to that position from a call boy in which capacity he was first employed by the railroad in 1913. Deceased was born March 31, 1897 at Port Royal, Juniata County, Pa., and came to Brownsville in 1903 with his father, who was also employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was educated in the public schools of the river town. Mr. HOSLER was a member of the Brownsville Lodge No. 51 I.O.O.F.; Redstone Old Fort Encampment I.O.O.F. No. 73; South Brownsville Lodge No. 1344- B.P.O. Elks; New Bridge Council No. 145- Jr. O.U.A.M. and the Daughters of America. He is survived by his wife, nee Mary Hawkins, whom he married May 7, 1919, and by the following brothers and sisters: John, James, Charles, William and Martin, all of Brownsville, Pa.; Mrs. O.W. Enfield, Driftwood, Pa.; Mrs. Thomas Phillips, Vesta # 6, Pa. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home with the Rev. A. E. Husted officiating. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery, Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.
Barbara HOSTETLER died in 1886. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(83)
Mrs. Barbara Hostetler died at her home in German township, Fayette Co., Pa. Jan. 28, 1886, aged 81 years, 1 month and 26 days. This excellent old lady was the mother of Daniel F. Hostetler, who is her only surviving son. The whole community attended the funeral services on Friday at Jacobs Lutheran church, of which she has been a true and faithful member from the days of her youth. By request Rev. W. O. Wilson, the former pastor, officiated. The occasion was one of more than ordinary interest to the people here, as Mrs. H. was a lineal descendant of one of the first families that settled in this neighborhood.
We have in our possession an obituary of Mrs. Barbara Franks, the grandmother of Mrs. Barbara Hostetler, from which we learn the Barbara Brandebery (Franks) was born in Germany 1741, and came to this country in company with her father when she was 9 years old. She was bold in Baltimore as a servant to pay her passage from Europe.
Her father was in very indigent circumstances. Her freedom was bought before she became of age and soon after she gained her liberty, she married Jacob Franks. In one year after their marriage they started with four other families in hope of finding a home in this western wilderness. They forded the Potomac river at Cumberland. Mrs. Franks held her little child up at arms length, as she waded through the cold stream and brought it over safely. At last, after a long and tiresome journey, through the intervening virgin forests, they selected a sight for their little colony near Jacobs Lutheran church and at once erected a "block house: for their comfort and for their protection against the depredations of the Indians.
This was the first white settlement formed in German township - Jacob Franks, Michael Franks, A. M. Riffle, and two others - five families in all.
The first death in the colony was that of a child, one year old, of Mr. Riffle's. They made a coffin of clap boards, and the corpse was carried by Mrs. Franks who was followed by the armed procession to the spot selected by them for it's grave, which in now within the enclosure of this beautiful cemetery and this was the first interment here.
Year after year other German families settled here as they were members of the Lutheran Churches and the German Reform Churches, they erected a log house for a church and parochial school, about the year 1765, and there they met to worship God in the language of the "fatherland" long before they had a pastor. Mrs. Franks was then regarded the sweet singer of the wilderness, and many of the German settlers, the Troutmans, Smiths and others, who had located in places from 5 to 10 miles distant, came on the Lord's day to hear her sing.
She died in her 98th year in the year 1839 and sleeps the last long sleep in this time-honored cemetery where, I trust, "The Franks Association of Ohio" will soon erect the Franks monument for (rest of article missing)
Daniel F. Hostetler, of South Union township, died at the home of M. F. Franks, on the Morgantown road, Wednesday, March 5, 1924, aged 88 years, five months, and 11 days. He is survived by the following children; Mrs. Jennie Newcomer, of Pittsburgh; William G. Hostetler, Mrs. Essie B. Coffman, and Mrs. M. F. Franks, of Uniontown; Mrs Ida Coffman, of McClellandtown, having died last June. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the home of M. F. Franks at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Services will be conducted at the house and continued at the Jacobs’ Lutheran church. Interment in the Jacobs’ Lutheran cemetery, near Leckrone.
Mrs. Ella Bryte Hostetler, 79, died in Uniontown Hospital Sunday evening.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 2
Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>
Eva Lauretta Lehman Hostetler, 89, of Dunbar, died Friday, August 6, 1993 at her home. She was born Nov. 18, 1903, in Dunbar, the daughter of the late John A. and Daisy Martin Lehman. She was a homemaker; a member of the Wesley Methodist Church in Dunbar, where she served on the board of directors, and was a Sunday School teacher.
She is survived by five sisters, Nelle McClintock of North Huntingdon; Margaret Stewart of Hibbs; Frances Hennen of Pomona, Ca, Esther Cooper of Dunbar, and Carrie Snyder of Uniontown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Vernon Hostetler, in 1953; two sons, John Emerson Hostetler and Ray Vernon Hostetler; two sisters, an infant sister, Jessie Gladys Lehman and Gwendolyn Harding; two brothers, James E. Lehman and Milton Warren Lehman.
Friends will be received in Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, today from noon to 4 p.m. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
Harry G. Hostetler, 67, of Mt. Morris, Mich., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mt. Morris. Surviving are his wife, Florence LaMonica Hostetler; one son, Leonard and his wife, Gloria of Hayesville, Kan.; one daughter, Diane Tomlinson of Davison, Mich.; three grandchildren; one brother, Thomas of Margate, Fla.; and four sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Treaster of Baltimore, Md.; Clara Anderson, Jane Hostetler and Lydia Ann Forman and her husband, Vernon, all of Uniontown. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996, in Mt. Morris, Mich.
Last night about 7 o’clock J. C. Hostetler, a brakeman on the Connellsville division of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, while in the act of coupling was caught between two cars and injured so badly that he died shortly after being taken to Allegany Hospital.
The accident occurred at Virginia avenue crossing. Mr. Hostetler and the others of the crew had just brought a train in from Connellsville and were about to finish for the day. There was something broken or out of order on one of the cars and Mr. Hostetler got down between the cars to fix it so the train could be moved forward to its place in the yard. While the brakeman was between the cars they were bumped together and Mr. Hostetler was caught. His body was severely squeezed and he was carried away helpless.
The Butler ambulance was telephoned for and directed to meet the injured man at Williams street. It was intended to bring Mr. Hostetler to Williams street in a caboose, but it was found the train crew present could not take him even that far because the time they were allowed to work under the interstate commerce ruling would expire before Williams street would be reached. A second call brought the Butler ambulance to Virginia avenue crossing and the injured man was removed to the Allegany Hospital.
Mr. Hostetler was a resident of Connellsville, Pa., and lived at 205 Cottage avenue. When in Cumberland he stopped at the Baltimore and Ohio Y.M.C.A. His body was removed to the Butler undertaking rooms, prepared for burial and this afternoon were taken on Baltimore and Ohio train leaving here at 1:55, for Markleton, Pa., for interment.
Jesse Samuel Hostetler, aged 80 years, the last of the Hostetler blind family, died Monday morning, February 19, 1923 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Viola Keener, near Lambert, at 9:15 o’clock from pneumonia. He is survived by the following children; Mrs. Viola keener, of Lambert; Mrs. Mary Crawford, of Brownsville; Herman and Thomas Hostetler, of Lambert, and Mrs. Clara Pryor, of Monongahela, W. Va. Members of the Hostetler blind family who preceded the deceased in death are: Mrs. Elizabeth Gribble, Mrs. Mary Frost, Mrs. Barbara Ann Stewart, Catherine Hostetler, John Hostetler, Leonard Hostetler and Bartholomew Hostetler.
Funeral services will be held from the Keener home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. George Barnford, pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Baily of Uniontown, officiating. Interment will be in Lackey’s cemetery.
Mary G. HOSTETLER died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
Hostetler- On Friday evening Oct 14th 1864 Mrs. Mary G. Hostetler wife of Daniel Hostetler and mother of the blind family, in the 63rd year of her age.
She was kind and affectionate wife and mother. And from all evidences another Angel is on God's right hand.
The Genius of Liberty, Nov. 3, 1864
Mary J. Hostetler
Mary J. Hostetler, 71 of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Uniontown Hospital. Mary was born in Hoover, Pa., on November 15, 1940, the daughter of Nellie (Trout) and Paul Childs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Robert Childs and a daughter Dawn Marie Green. Mary is survived by her Husband Samuel Hostetler; her Daughters: Anita Jones of Smithfield, Francis Albright and husband Nick of Uniontown and Martha Farrier and husband John of Cleveland, Ohio; Grandchildren: Keith Intorre, Jr., Tiffany Albright-McVey, Nicole Albright-Black and Christopher and Stephen Farrier; Great Grandchildren: Cody, Tyler, Hailey, Paige and Olivia; Sisters: Pauline Ferland, Dolores McMurray and Georgetta Kozy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 9 to 10 a.m. at which time a service will be held in the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg, Pa.
HOSTETLER, MILDRED WASER— Age 71 years of Smithfield, Pa. died at home Wednesday, July 1, 1970 at 9:51 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Roy Hostetler, and the following children; Boyd, of Continental No. 2; Mrs. Kathryn Lilley, of Revere; Mrs. Martha Cage of Ligonier, Pa.; Roy J. of Brantford, Canada; Mrs. Elizabeth Handschunaker of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. Anna Belle Karwatske of Amend, Pa.; Joseph at home; Mrs. Carrie Bryan of Uniontown; Mrs. Peggy Argenti of Lardin, Ohio; Arthur of Wilmington, Del.; Curtis of Continental No. 2; James of Continental No. 2; Glenn of Manassas, Va.; Frank of Deer Park, Texas; Bruce of Barberton Ohio; Mrs. Marlene Haupt of Santee, Calif.; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Vernon (Annabelle) Johnson of Florida, Mrs. Elizabeth Delorenza of Collier, Bill Waser of Collier, Joe Waser of Oliphant, Arthur of Collier, thirty-seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by seven children. The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Paul Payerchin officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Orpha Etta Firestone Hostetler, 94, of 239 Second St., Mather, died Tuesday, December 24, 1996, at home. She was born May 25, 1902, in Humbert, Pa., daughter of Daniel and Pearl Firestone. Mrs. Hostetler had been a resident of Mather since 1928, was a member of Mather Christian Church, and will be remembered as a skilled seamstress and for her work in food services at the Jefferson-Morgan High School and Greene County Country Club. She is survived by a sister, Katherine Gerhard of Latrobe; daughters: Verna Lutz of Salisbury, Pa., Sarah Morris of Waynesburg, and Edith Griedel of Mather; a son, William Scott Hostetler of Richmond, Va.; 20 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Scott Hostetler in 1954, and two sisters, Vida Sipe and Rhuie Lynch. Friends will be received in the BEHM FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 188, Jefferson, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Saturday, December 28, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Jersey Cemetery, Confluence, Pa.
Paul V. Hostetler, a police officer for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for 25 years, died at his home at Bryson Hill, Dunbar, at 11:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He was 54 years old.
He was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in December, 1925, and retired on a disability pension on January 1, 1950. Mr. Hostetler was a member of the Connellsville Police Department for several months immediately before his employment by the railroad.
During World War II, Mr. and Mrs. Hostetler lost their only children, both of whom were in the Marine Corps. John Emerson was killed on the island of Saipan on June 15, 1944 and Ray Vernon in an automobile accident on June 24, 1946, while stationed at Quantico Marine Base.
Born at Dunbar, December 14, 1898, he was a son of George and Ida Martin Hostetler. He lived all of his life in Dunbar and was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. Mr. Hostetler was a veteran of World War I, having served with Battery F, Fourth Regiment Field Artillery. He was a member of Hughes Post No. 146 of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, Lafayette Chapter No. 55, of Uniontown, and Junior Order of United American Mechanics No. 207 of Dunbar.
Besides his parents, Mr. Hostetler is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Lehman Hostetler, and one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Warner of Delta, Ohio.
The body will be at the home until 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon when it will be removed to the Wesley Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held there at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Donald Cale in charge. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the grave.
Sarah C. HOSTETLER died in 1924. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
HOSTETLER, SARAH C.
Courier Thurs. April 10, 1924
HOUGE— In South Bend, Indiana, on the 25th inst., ISRAEL HOUGE (an old citizen of Uniontown) in the 53d year of his age. Mr. Hogue was a native of Greene County, Pennsylvania. He immigrated to South Bend in 1853. In the Fall of 1861 he volunteered in the 48th Indiana Regiment, Company E. In May 1862 he was honorably discharged, on certificate of disability. His funeral was attended by a large number of citizens, returned soldiers, and a band of music.
A former well-known teacher in the Fayette City public schools, Mrs. Ada Smith Hough, aged 57, wife of Halleck G. Hough, died Saturday afternoon, July 23, 1938, at the family residence in Washington township of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Hough was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Smith of Belmont county, Ohio, and former residents of Fayette City. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hough is survived by a stepson, Russell, of Riverside, Cal. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Woody Brightwell, in Fayette City. Burial will follow in Rehobeth cemetery.
Betty Marie Masters Hough, 68, of Dilliner, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Franklin and Dora May Spacht Hoover. Surviving are two sons, Larry Hoover of Morgantown and Robert Masters of Smithfield, Pa.; two daughters, Debbie Conley of Point Marion and Bernie Danko of Dilliner; one stepson, Howard Hough of Lemont Furnace; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren; and one brother, Leroy Hoover of Fairchance. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husbands, Stanley Robert Masters and Charles Hough; one son, Terri Allen; seven brothers; and one sister. Friends will be received in the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, 15 Main St., Point Marion today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be private.
Point Marion, April 9— Daniel C. Hough died at Fairmont, W. Va., Sunday, April 8, 1906, at 6 a.m. He has been in failing health for some months and in order to have the best care went to a hospital, where on last Thursday, April 5, he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he did not recover. He was aged about 73 years, was born in Westmorland county, Pa., where he lived till 1879, when he bought the old Eberhart mill on Georges creek at New Geneva, Pa., which he operated and where he lived till 1887, when he moved to Point Marion, and lived here till about November, 1905, when he moved to the home of his only daughter, Mrs. John L. Johnson, at Fairmont. His wife, Charlotte (Bennett) Hough, died October 10, 1903. He is survived by his sons, Dr. G. B. Hough, at Somerset county, W. P. Hough of Sewickley and J. M. Hough of Butler.
Ewing HOUGH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Ewing K Hough- age 72 , of Fayette City died on thursday, April 29,1937, following a long illness. He is survived by his widow and several children. funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church Fayette City, Pa
SCOTTDALE, Feb. 24. — Mrs. Luella Virginia Hough, 66 years old, of 1010 Pittsburgh street, died early Sunday morning at her home after a lingering illness. She was born at Irwin February 1, 1881, and has been a resident of Scottdale for the past 42 years. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, its Missionary Society and the Dorcas Bible Class; the Dames of Malta, Daughters of America, Iola Rebekah Lodge of Scottdale, the P. O. of A. of Mount Pleasant and the Past Noble Grands Association of Rebekahs. She leaves her husband, O. H. Hough; two sons, J. C. Hough of Scottdale and R. F. Hough of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren, and one brother, Grover C. Allshouse of Pittsburgh. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. John C. Stoner, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery.
Minerva Null HOUGH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Minerva N. Hough Passes Away at Her Wilson Avenue Home
Following a lingering illness extending over the past nine years, Mrs. Minerva Null Hough, widow of Joseph W. Hough, died at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, June 14, 1931, at her home 61 Wilson avenue.
Mrs. Hough was the daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Ellen Dom Null and was born in Westmoreland county. At the time of her death, she was in her 83rd year.
In Greensburg, on November 25, 1885, she was married to Mr. Hough who will be remembered as treasurer of Fayette county at the time of his death, November 24, 1900.
Mrs. Hough had been a resident of Fayette county for a number of years having lived in Uniontown since 1901 where she had a host of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of Greta Meadows Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Three sons, Roscoe C. Hough, of Connellsville, and Harrison Null Hough and Gerhardt F. Hough, both of Uniontown, survive, in addition to the following five sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Etta N. Houseman, Millard F. Null, Mrs. Jessie R. Kay Porter, H. H. Null, Jr., all of Greensburg; Mrs. Josephine N. Boyde and Mrs. J. C. Work, both of Uniontown.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - June 15, 1931)
Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Null Hough, will be solemnized this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the late residence, 61 Wilson avenue, in charge of Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Private burial will be in Saint Clair cemetery, Greensburg. Six nephews will act as pall bearers.
(Genius - June 16, 1931)
Wilmer E. Hough Jr., 60, of Connellsville R.D. 2 (Springfield Township), formerly of Scottdale, died Tuesday at home. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Hall Roe Hough; a son, W. David Hough of Severn, Md.; one daughter, Debra A. Hough of Scottdale; two stepsons; Alan D. Roe of Melcroft and Dennis R. Roe of Mill Run; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Dennis (Connie) Shroyer of Connellsville R.D. 2; two granddaughters; and 11 step- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– February 12, 1934
Died—– August 2, 1994
E. Ruth Ritchie Householder, 90, of Scottdale died Dec. 21, 1995, at Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown. She was born July 16, 1906, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late William Ritchie and Annie Taylor Ritchie. She was a retired manager of Woolworth Store and assistant manager of the Mount Pleasant Woolworth Store. She was a member of the Scottdale Garden Club and had volunteered until the mid 1980s at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center. She was a member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church of Scottdale. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alberta Harding of Scottdale; nieces and nephews, Mrs. John (Barbara) Olbrish, Mrs. Grant (Virginia) Hood, James Harding and his wife Marlene and Deborah Biller; and four great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Householder in 1970; two brothers: John and Raymond Ritchie; and one sister, Naomi Ritchie. Friends will be received at MRPHY-CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Scottdale with the Rev. Stephen LaSor officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. The family … balance of article is missing.
_____ HOUSEMAN died in 1871. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
Houseman,-On Dec. 29th, 1870, _____ Houseman, Son of Wm. C Houseman, aged about three years.
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 12, 1871
WHEREAS, this Lodge has been afflicted by the death of Brother JAMES H. HOUSMAN, who was murdered on the night of April 2d in the most brutal manner which it has ever been our lot to record. Who was shot at his own residence in Fayette City, while in unconscious sleep, by Richard Thirwell and Mrs. Mary Housman, wife of deceased; therefore,
RESOLVED, That we as Odd Fellows will do all in our power to have the guilty parties brought to justice.
RESOLVED, That Brother Housman was a worthy member of our order, being possessed of many excellent traits of character, and as a citizen, upright and correct in his deportment.
RESOLVED, That the children of the deceased shall have our fervent prayers, that He who careth for the Ravens, and feedeth the Fowls of the air, will be a Father to them, and guide them into the path of virtue and peace.
RESOLVED, That this Lodge wear the appropriate badge of mourning for thirty days, and publish the resolutions in the papers of the County.
|J. M. SPRINGER,||}|
|J. A. HAVEN,|
Elizabeth HOUSTON died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Mrs. Elizabeth Houston, aged 64, of Pennsville, died suddenly Friday morning, October 9, 1931, at 9 o'clock of heart trouble. She is survived by nine children, Mrs. George Miller and Patrick Youngstown, O.; John, of Detroit; Mary, Michael, Frank, Margaret, Joseph, and Charles, at home.
Funeral services will be announced later.
Marie C. Hout, 95, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in the Hempfield Manor Nursing Home, Hempfield Township. She was born Nov. 8, 1901 in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Jesse and Emma Ruffcorn Brown. She was formerly employed as a cafeteria worker in the South Huntingdon Elementary School and had also been employed by the McCurdy Family in Scottdale and by the Doctor Reilly Family in Smithton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant and she was a 50- year, lifetime member of the Mendon Grange No. 855. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Ray Deneker Hout; two sons, Nevin Ray Hout and James William Hout, and an infant daughter; two brothers, Nevin Brown and Clarence Brown, and one sister, Jenny Poole. She is survived by four grandchildren, Mrs. Roy (Cynthia) Rickard of Feeding Hills, Mass., Theodore R. Hout and his wife Sally of Seminole, Fla., Mrs. Bo (Susan) Covalesky of Mount Pleasant and Nevin Armin Hout and his wife Louanne of Mount Pleasant; seven great- grandchildren, Roy Lee Rickard, Brian Covalesky, Heather Rickard, Jason Covalesky, Jessica Hout, and Kelsey Hout; two daughters-in-law, Betty Hout of Feeding Hills, Mass. and Alice Hout of Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Shirley Farino officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.
Irma HOUZE died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. L. J. Houze Dies Suddenly at Pt. Marion Home
Wife of Well Known Glass Manufacturer Succumbs After Long Illness.
Mrs. Leon J. Houze, Sr., 71 wife of the prominent Point Marion glass manufacturer, died in the family home last night at 9:45 o'clock after an illness of several months.
While her health had been bad since she suffered a stroke some time ago, she had not been believed to be in serious condition, and death came as a surprise, only a short time after she suddenly began to weaken.
Mr. Houze, who had gone last week to Orlando, Fla., with a grandson, Armend Houze, Jr., was notified, and was expected to return here today by airplane.
Born Irma Andris, September 2, 1867, in Jemappes, Belgium, Mrs. Houze was sent to the Enghein convent school at four years of age, joining her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Andris, eight years later in Durhamville, N. Y.
(Standard - November 21, 1938)
Edith Mitchell Howard of Youngstown, Ohio, and formerly of Cardale, Redstone Twp., Fayette County, died Friday at her residence. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Williams and Barbara Stephens, granddaughter Terease Williams, grandsons Troy Griffin and Courtney Howard, and great-grandson Brian Burchfield, all of Youngstown, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Mitchell Smith of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, George Mitchell of Youngstown, Ohio, and Clarence Mitchell of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at the S.D. Mason Funeral Home, 511 West Rayen Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday in Elizabeth Baptist Missionary Church, Youngstown, Ohio, until 1 p.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– July 2, 1924
Died—– April 29, 1994
Florence E. Howard, 89, of Acme R.D. died Thursday in Grove Manor Nursing Home, Grove City. Surviving are three sons, R. Dale Howard and Ray R. Howard, both of Mount Pleasant R.D. 5, and Frank D. Howard of Acme R.D. 1; a daughter, Aliene Harbaugh of Acme R.D. 1; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Wayne E. Stout of Ligonier R.D. 1, and two sisters, Blanche S. Everett of Berkley Springs, W.Va. and Delma R. Shaw of Plantation, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of James P. Gaut Funeral Home Inc., Pleasant Unity.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– June 23, 1902
Died—– August, 1991
Harriet Irvin Estep HOWARD died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Harriet Irvin Estep Howard died in a Morgantown, W. Va., hospital Tuesday, October 16, 1934, following a lingering illness which terminated unexpectedly. She was stricken while visiting in the home of her son. Her husband, Dr. James E. Howard, preceded her in death in May, 1934 and was buried at Mill Run where he had been a practicing physician.
Mrs. Howard was the eldest daughter of William N. and Elizabeth E. Irvin, former residents of Uniontown. Their home, West Fayette and Mill streets, was built and occupied by the Irvin family until their removal to Wilkinsburg. It more recently has been the residence of James I. Feather.
She is survived by one son, Lawrence Estep, of Morgantown; two daughters, Mrs. F. C. Stockdale, of Pittsburgh; and Mrs. Walter Steininger, of Jefferson City, Mo. One sister, Mrs. J. M. McNall, of Aspinwalll, is the only surviving member of the William Irvin family.
The body may be viewed in the Davidson Funeral Home, Morgantown until Friday when it will be removed to Mill Run for funeral services in the Baptist church there at 1 o'clock.
(newspaper dated October 18, 1934)
Isaac Howard, 68 years old, of Penn Valley near Hunker died suddenly at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his home. Surviving are his widow, Carrie Dyer Howard.
Drowning caused the death of a 63-year-old Dunbar man whose body was taken from the Youghiogheny River here late Monday afternoon. The victim was identified as James Blain Howard, a retired coal miner, by Deputy Coroner F. Todd Burhans of Dunbar. It is reported the victim fell in Dunbar Creek sometime Sunday night. He was last seen alive Sunday afternoon. Discovery of the body was made by William Callahan, an employee of the Western Maryland Railroad Company at Bowest.
He was preparing to quit work at about 4:30 o’clock and emptying ashes at a dump when he saw Howard’s body lodged in some rocks in the middle of the river. Callahan notified officials of the railroad company who in turn notified the deputy coroner. Burhans said there was no evidence of foul play and there were no marks on the body other than ordinary stream bruises. He said death was due to drowning and the body was in the water about 20 hours.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Roxie Pearl Baldwin Howard; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Maddas, Mrs. Virginia Martin and Mrs. Esther McDowell of Dunbar, Mrs. Jessie Salatino of Connellsville, Mrs. Hazel York of Mount Braddock and Mrs. Eula K. Keefer of Uniontown, and three sons, John and James of Dunbar and Robert of Cleveland, Ohio. The body was taken to the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar.
The funeral service for James Blaine Howard, a retired coal miner of Dunbar, whose body was found in the Youghiogheny River, Monday afternoon, will be held at 3 o'clock at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. W. A. Linaberger, Jr., pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church there, officiating. Burial will be Franklin Cemetery.
James Madison HOWARD died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
From the scrapbook of Mary Elizabeth (Cover) Easter (11 Nov 1858-5 Oct 1940)
"Jas. M. Howard"James Madison Howard, former county treasurer and widely known business man, passed away at his home in Masontown Saturday evening at 11:30 after an illness of less than a month. Mr. Howard would have been 85 years of age had he lived until next August 17. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Howard home with the Rev. J. J. Buell of Masontown
officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Relyea of Uniontown. Interment will be in the Masontown cemetery."Members of one of the oldest and most respected families in Fayette county, son of Denune and Sarah Haught Howard, pioneer settler of Masontown, Mr.Howard was born August 17, 1840 in Nicholson township, one of a family of16 children. After an early education in the common schools of the townshiphe began an apprenticeship in the cooper and wagon-making trade. At 12 years of age young Jimmie could make a barrel as well as any man, his industry and application being conspicuous even when a boy."Later Mr. Howard built up the largest, best known and most successful wagon-making business in Southwestern Pennsylvania, with shops in Masontown and Uniontown. The firm name was J. M. Howard and Son, with T. L. Howard of Uniontown, former sheriff of Fayette county, in charge of the local plant. In later years Mr. Howard branched out as a builder of houses and business buildings and contributed largely to the improvement of Masontown real estate. Active until the time of his final illness, Mr. Howard had just completed the erection of a garage at his own home when he was stricken. "Mr. Howard was county treasurer for three years, 1906-09, served as justice of the peace in Masontown and was a member of the school board of that place for many years. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Episcopal church and in general identified with all progressive movements of his home town and county. As a constructive citizen his loss will be felt throughout his community where today his death . [rest of the article gone]
"One of the largest funerals ever held in the Masontown district was that held yesterday afternoon for the late James M. Howard, former Fayette county treasurer, from his home in Masontown, when hundreds of friends and relatives [sic] gathered at the residence to pay their last respects. The
services were in charge of the Rev. J. J. Buell, pastor of the Masontown M. E. church of which Mr. Howard had been a life long member. Rev. H. A. Buell was assisted by the Rev. H. A. Relyea, pastor of the Asbury M. E. church, of Uniontown, who also sang a beautiful solo during the services. Favorite hymns of the late Mr. Howard were sung by the choir of the Masontown church. Floral tributes were many and beautiful and were only a portion of the high esteem in which Mr. Howard was held by his scores of friends throughout the county, who were unable to attend the services.
"In memory of his services to the county, the Fayette county courts adjourned at noon yesterday in order that members might attend the services. Interment was in the Masontown cemetery.
"Active pall bearers were all nephews of the deceased: Dr. A. C. Howard, Dr. Harry D. Howard, Louis Howard, William Steele, James Robinson, Frank Lardin, Howard Baer, Charles Miller, Thomas Miller and Grant Lowe. Honorary pall bearers were Dr. G. W. Neff, A. J. Cunningham, William Taylor, A. G.
Bradley, P. H. Halston, Charles Walters, Dr. J. J. Meechem, R. Boyd Hays, William L. Graham, Hon. Bruce F. Sterling and Judges J. Q. Van Swearingen and E. H. Reppert."
John Kenneth Howard, 40, of Kingwood, W. Va., and formerly of Morgantown, W. Va., died suddenly Saturday in Preston Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Monte and JoAnn Stewart Howard Sr. of Kingwood; his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Trowbridge Stewart of Kingwood; his wife, Brenda Favro Howard; son, John Kenneth Howard II, and daughter, Amber Dawn Howard, both at home; three brothers, Monte Howard Jr., Randy Howard, and Robert Howard all of Kingwood; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, 295 South Price St., Kingwood, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 10:15 a.m.
John S. “Duck” “John-John” Howard, 25, of Dilliner R.D.1, and formerly of Mount Morris, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Route 19, Mount Morris.
Mrs. Howard’s Funeral In Waynesburg Today Funeral services of Mrs. Lida White Howard, who died of heart trouble Tuesday morning, November 22, at her home in Waynesburg, will be held in the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Howard was 65 years old. She was a sister-in- law of Thomas L. Howard of this city. Surviving are her husband, George L. Howard and four sons, all of Waynesburg, Clyde, Dea, Hale and Edward.
Howard, Lindsay G. Jr., DDS— Friends will be received in the Andrew D. Ferguson Home, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John’s Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Fr. George Alderson at 10 a.m., on Friday. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Uniontown Hospital Foundation or St. John’s R. C. Organ Fund.
Lloyd Lewis Howard, 59, of Convis Township, Mich., died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1994 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Loretta M. Varndell Howard; four daughters: Deborah Kay Hayes, Peggy Sue Asher, Stacy Renee Conine, and Melissa Ellen Howard, all of Battle Creek; two sons: Terry Lewis Howard and Todd Dean Uphold of Battle Creek; ten grandchildren; one great- grandchild; six sisters: Frances Wilkey, Virginia “Jody” Slaughter, Shirley Parker, Sue Wilk, Glenda Johnson, all of Battle Creek, and Linda Johnson of Athens; two brothers: William Howard Jr. and Gene Howard of Battle Creek. Friends will be received in the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capial Ave. SW, Battle Creek, Mich., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Taken ill with heart disease Thanksgiving afternoon, Mrs. Louisa B. Howard, aged 64, widow of Wm. H. Howard, died Saturday morning at 4:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Diffenderfer, 176 East Main street. Mrs. Howard always patient in her sufferings, really had been ill about a year but then fatal indisposition dated back a little more than a week. Mrs. Howard was born, September 5, 1858, in Masontown. Later she made her home in Washington. Three years ago she moved to Pittsburgh. About four weeks ago she came to Uniontown to visit her sister, Mrs. Bruce E. Sterling and other relatives. She spent three weeks at the Sterling home and then went to the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Diffenderfer. Six children survive: Wendell S. Howard and Mrs. Frank O'Callaghan of East Liberty; Mrs. R. S. Diffenderfer of Uniontown; Walton and Louis Howard of Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. Albert Hilliard of Washington, D. C. Seven grandchildren also survive. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Sterling, Mrs. A. A. Kyle and Miss Florence Connor, all of Uniontown. Mrs. Howars was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Cyrus L. Connor. Funeral services will be held at her late home this city Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock to be followed by services at the Presbyterian church of Masontown at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Masontown cemetery.
Lulu Sterling HOWARD died in 1948. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Howard, Lulu Sterling, Masontown d. 4-26-1948 age 75y 1m 28d bur Masontown Cem. dau. late Christian - Theresa Farmer Sterling husb. Chas. H. Howard proceded her in death 5 mos. Surv: Ralph W. of Warren Ohio; Chas. H.; 3 g child, 3 sisters Mrs. Hattie Sterling, Mrs. Mayme Anderson, Mrs. Eliz. Anderson
BROWNSVILLE, Jan. 14.— Authorities are investigating the death yesterday at the Brownsville General Hospital of Mrs. Fern Walker Howe. In a statement Monday night, Mrs. Howe is said to have accused her husband of responsibility for her death through neglect to obtain medical aid for her after forcing her to take medicine for an illegal purpose. Howe is also alleged to have had reported to a Brownsville newspaper an advertisement setting forth he would not be responsible for any debts contracted by his wife, after she had been removed to the hospital. Howe was given a hearing Thursday night before Justice Fred A. Chilfand and held pending the outcome of the coroner’s inquest.
UNIONTOWN, Fev. 12.— Held by a coroner’s jury to be responsible to a certain extent for the death of his wife, Mrs. Fern Marotta Howe, aged 27, of Hiller Plan, Brownsville, who died January 13 as a result of blood poisoning due to an illegal operation, Joe Howe last night was charged with manslaughter by County Detective R. C. Beldsoe. The information was made before Justice Fred Chalfant of Brownsville. No data has been set for the hearing. Howe has been out on bail since the death of his wife. The bond was continued pending the hearing.
It was testified before Coroner S. A. Baltz yesterday afternoon by relatives of the dead woman that “red medicine” had been furnished by her husband and her mother-in-law to relieve a condition to which the husband strenuously objected. Several witnesses declared that Howe told his wife that he could not afford children as they would interfere with the payments being made on a new house. For this reason, Mrs. Howe told her sisters the “red medicine” was produced and she was advised to take it.
About a week before her death, Mrs. Howe told her sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Walker, that she had “died” but that she later “came to.” She explained that her nose started to bleed and that the blood went down her throat until she became unconscious. The last thing she remembered, she said, was hearing her husband cursing and that also was the first thing that came to her ears when she awoke.
Mrs. Howe, according to witnesses, declared that her husband insisted on her getting out of bed when she was unable to do so and of performing the housework. He treated her so cruelly, Mrs. Walker stated, that she asked to be taken from her own home to the residence of her brother, Matthew B. Walker, and later was removed to the Brownsville General Hospital.
Two days before she died, Mrs. Howe signed a statement in the presence of nurses, H. H. Raer, Constable William Lynn and County Detective R. C. Bledsoe in which she substantiated the statements witness said she had made to them.
Mrs. Howe was so weak at the time that she was unable to sign her name but made her mark on the statement after she had said that all the facts the statement contained were true. Previously to the signing of the statement, she was told that she probably would not get well.
Dr. Leroy C. Waggoner, for 22 years a practicing physician in Brownsville, explained to the coroner and jury the nature of Mrs. How’s illness, fully describing conditions and the cause of death.
Joseph C. Howe, young Brownsville railroader, was cleared of all charges of negligence in connection with the death of his wife, Fern Maretta Howe, last January when a jury returned a verdict of not guilty yesterday afternoon before Judge Thomas H. Hudson on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
The jury retired at noon and had reached a decision two hours later. It was alleged that Howe had failed to provide proper comforts for his wife following a premature childbirth. The railroader, however, was able to prove that he had called a physician and that his mother and members of his wife’s family were also in attendance. A quarrel developed between him and his wife’s family when Mrs. Howe left his home and went to a sister’s residence during her final illness.
Catherine Wilson HOWELL died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Catherine Wilson Howell, youngest of six children and last surviving member of the family of Alfred and Elizabeth Dawson Howell, died Wednesday afternoon, May 19, 1937. Had she lived until next November Miss Howell would have been 71 years old.
Miss Howell was a native of Uniontown where she spent her entire life.
Cultured, refined and of a pleasing personality, Miss Howell made friends easily and kept them.
She received her early education as a pupil in Miss Thompson's private school and later in a Baltimore seminary.
Miss Howell was one of Uniontown's most useful citizens. She served one term as a member of the Uniontown Board of Education at the end of which she declined to seek re-election. Active in civic affairs Miss Howell served as a director of Uniontown Free Public Library Board for many years.
In former years she and a sister, Miss Frances (Fannie) Howell traveled extensively. Together they visited many points of interest in the United States and Canada in addition to spending some time upon a trip around the world.
Baptized and confirmed in St. Peter's Episcopal church, Miss Howell will be buried from that same church, details of these services to be announced later.
She was a devout member of St. Peter's and for many years one of that congregation's most active workers.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. These were: Miss Mary Howell, who died in 1878; Miss Frances Howell, Mrs. Ellen Howell Reppert, wife of Judge E. H. Reppert; George Howell, Benjamin B. Howell.
Following Miss Frances Howell's death in 1914, Miss Katherine Howell made her home with her brother-in-law and sister, Judge and Mrs. E. H. Reppert. Mrs. Reppert preceded her sister in death during December, 1929.
(Note Catherine also spelled as Katherine in this obit - not sure which is correct so I'll include both spellings)
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HOWELL— In peace, at her residence in Uniontown, on Tuesday, 10th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth D. Howell, consort of Alfred Howell, Esq., aged 41 years. The removal from our midst of this most estimable lady crates a void which cannot be filled. Exemplary in all the duties and relations of life; an intelligent and consistent Christian; an affectionate and dutiful wife; a wise, patient and devoted mother; a sincere and constant friend—her loss will be severely felt, not only in the family circle over which she presided with such tact and discretion, but throughout the community at large, where her virtues were so widely known and appreciated. Sympathy, deep and wide-spread, is manifested for the bereaved survivors; while, for the departed, “we sorrow not as others who have no hope,” knowing that “those who sleep in Jesus, God will bring with Him;” and that “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”
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At a meeting of Fayette Lodge, No. 228, A. Y. Masons, held at Uniontown, Pa., Oct. 17th, 1864, the committee to which were assigned the duty of drafting resolutions in reference to the decease of Gen. Joshua B. Howell, U. S. A. a brother in good standing in said Lodge, reported the following, which was unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS,It has pleased the Almighty disposer of events, in His insurmountable Providence, to remove suddenly from this life our esteemed friend, townsman and worthy brother, Gen. J. B. Howell, whilst nobly and self sacrificingly serving his country in the tented field, after undergoing the vicissitudes, privations and dangers of war, traversely and heroically for a period of nearly three years, and;
WHEREAS, This Lodge is desirous of showing its high appreciation of the many virtues of our deceased brother, our heartfelt sympathy with his bereaved family and relatives, and the deep regret which we, in common with the whole community, experience is the untimely loss of such a brother, and citizen, after his long sad eminent career of usefulness is civil and military life: Therefore,
RESOLVED, That it is with feelings of the deepest grief that this Lodge learned the decease of brother Howell. He was one of our most talented, active, useful and benevolent citizens; one of the most Zealous and devoted members of our Fraternity, and his genial disposition, his enduring friendships for all with whom he had been intimately associated in life, the uniform purity of his moral goodness and principles, and his fellow citizens, but endeared him especially to the brothers of this Lodge, with whom he was so closely connected in social and fraternal relations:
RESOLVED, That we tender to the bereaved widow and family of our departed brother our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences, under this their irreparable bereavement of a kind and affectionate husband and father, and trust that amidst their bitter grief they will find consolation in knowing that he was loved and honored as widely as he was known and in reflecting that he has yielded up his life to “Him who gave it and who doeth all things,” dying as a soldier should die, “with his armor on”—and that the memory of the brave and good brother will long survive among his countrymen and brothers.
RESOLVED, That these proceedings and resolutions be entered upon the minutes of the Lodge and
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Sabina Greenewalt HOWELL died in 1854. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
On the 15th inst., Sabina Greenewalt, daughter of Amos Howell, of the place, aged 9 months and 23 days.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. August 17, 1854
Jon Paul Hower, 33, of 87 Kensington St., Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Masontown, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 27, 1963, in Connellsville, Pa., son of John E. Hower Jr. of Masontown and the late Pauline Provance Hower who died in 1993. He attended Albert Gallatin Schools and was a member of Masontown United Methodist Church and Uniontown YMCA. Besides his father he is survived by a brother, Tom Hower of Thompson, Pa., a sister, Joanie Barns of Ohio, four nieces, Jennifer, Kathy, Kim, Rachel, a nephew, Thomas, and several friends from Laurel Highlands Foundation. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Rive avenues, Masontown, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 23, until 10 a.m., the hour of services in the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert George officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.
Margaret L. (Vrabel) Hower
Margaret L. (Vrabel) Hower, age 97 of Uniontown, Pa., died on Monday, August 27, 2012 at home. She was born on May 22, 1915 in Wynn, Pa., daughter of Paul and Anna (Rerko) Vrabel. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph Leroy Hower, sisters, Anne Kovanec, Helen Helt, Paul “Jesse” Vrabel, Steve Vrobel and infant brother John. Left to cherish her memory are her children: son, Joseph M. Hower and wife Sharon of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; daughter Marlene J. Orndoff and husband Jim, with whom she made her home; many nieces, nephews, and their families, dear friend and caregiver Eugenie Skala; and special pet “Fluffy” her beloved Shih Tzu. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 N. Gallatin Avenue Ext., Uniontown, PA, on Wednesday, August 29 from 2 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, August 30 until 8:30 a.m. when prayers of transfer will be said. The Funeral Mass will follow at 9 a.m. at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 61 Mill St., Uniontown, PA, with Monsignor Michael W. Matusak as Celebrant. Interment will be held at Mount St. Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. The Parish Wake Service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com
Donald HOY died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)
Donald Hoy, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hoy, of Pine Bank near Waynesburg, was instantly killed Saturday morning about 10 o'clock when he ran into the side of a bakery truck driven by George E. Stewary, 28, of Waynesburg. He received a broken right leg and his head was crushed.
The boy, his twin brother, Dave, and Porter King, 13, had been playing in the street near their home. Donald is reported to have struck at teh King boy and then to have run, darting out into the road and into the left side of the truck.
A coroner's jury conducted by Coroner Albert Ruch returned a verdict of unavoidable
accident and Stewart was released.
The boy is survived by his parents, his twin brother and a sister, Helen. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Train #51 due here from Fairmont at 5:30 in the evening struck and killed John J.P. Hoye a short distance from Dunbar Monday evening Hoye was placed aboard the train and brought to Connellsville. An ambulance met the train here but Hoye had died in the baggage car between Gibson Junction and the station.
Hoye lived in Dunbar and leaves a wife and family of grown children. One son is an engineer at the Dunbar Furnace and a daughter is lying low with typhoid fever. He lived on the hill near the Catholic Church (St. Aloysius).
A number of small boys saw Hoye shortly before he was killed. They say they made an effort to get him off the track, knowing #51 was about due. Hoye was struck near the brickyards, one of the most dangerous places in the county, and a point where more people have been killed than any other. At the point, there is no need to walk on either the Pennsylvania or B&O tracks since there is a public road and a fairly good street on both sides. Hoye's body will be taken back to Dunbar Monday evening.
HOYE, JOHN J. P., aged 64, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, April 1, 1947, at 5:30 p.m. in Uniontown, following an illness of 6 months. Mr. Hoye was the son of the late John and Louise Hoye. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Dunbar and the Knights of Pythias of Uniontown. For the past four years he was employed as a stationary engineer by the Anchor Hocking company of Connellsville. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bunting, of Dunbar; Mrs. Charles McClain, of Smithfield. Friends are being received in the home of his sister, Mrs. Bunting, were funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist church, officiating. Interment in Franklin cemetery, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Louisa (Minerd) Hoye was born on April 17, 1854 in Preston County, WV, the daughter of Burket and Susan (Hartzell) Minerd. Much of what is known of her is from the 1942 book, The Hoyes of Maryland, by Captain Charles E. Hoye.
In about 1874, when Louisa was 20, she married John Jacob Paul Hoye, Sr. (1847-1902), a native of either Maryland or West Virginia, and the son of John and Ann Elizabeth "Nancy" (Craver) Hoye. The Hoyes had five known children -- Arona "Ina" B. Hoye Margaret McClain, John J.P. Hoye, Jr., Anna Bunting and William Harlan Hoye. Sadly, the youngest, William, died in 1888 at the tender age of about two months.
The Hoyes first resided in Oakland, Garrett County, MD, where their first two children were born. Oakland is just a short distance over the county line from Louisa's birthplace. In 1880, when the federal census was taken, Louisa and her two young daughters were residing in the home of her "hopelessly invalid" mother in Oakland. Louisa's occupation was listed as "Washwoman." John's whereabouts at that time are not known, but he may have been away working. About that same year, the Hoye's moved "from Oakland to Dunbar," Fayette County, PA, according to the 1942 book, The Hoyes of Maryland, authored by Capt. Charles E. Hoye. Louisa's sister Mary Cole had relocated earlier to Dunbar, and may have helped persuade the Hoyes to join her there. Dunbar was booming as an industrial center, and the famed Dunbar Furnace is seen here in full operation, belching smoke.
In 1900, the Hoye and Cole families lived side by side in the town. Dunbar in the late 1800s was filled with many branches of Minerd-Miner-Minor family descendants -- in fact, after Mary was widowed later in life; she married neighbor and distant cousin Isaac F. Minerd.
After arriving in Dunbar, the last three Hoye children were born. Sadly, Louisa died in Dunbar on Aug. 15, 1899. The cause of death is unknown. A brief obituary in the Uniontown Genius of Liberty reported that "Mrs. John J.P. Hoye, aged about 45, died Monday night of dropsy. She leaves a husband and four children." She was buried at Franklin Cemetery in Dunbar. Her grave marker, when photographed in the spring of 2003, was darkened and barely legible.
John outlived his wife by just three years. Tragically, on Dec. 1, 1902, he "died from injuries suffered in a railroad accident," said the Hoye's book. (See obituary of John J.P. Hoye)
The funeral was held at the family home. John's "horribly mangled" body was laid to rest beside his wife at Franklin Cemetery. His grave marker, still visible after more than a century, is seen at right, circa 2003. On April 9, 2003, the tale of John's tragic fate was re-told in an article in the Connellsville Daily Courier. His story later was republished in the book, There's No Place Like Dunbar! 2002-2004 - Historical Vignettes and Personal Reflections from The Daily Courier's Dunbar Column, authored by Donna R. Myers and Bonnie L. Zurick of the Dunbar (PA) Historical Society . A thumbnail image of the book is seen at left.
[Editor's note -- The Hoye's book was published by Captain Hoye at Sang Run, MD, utilizing the press of the Sincell Printing Company, Oakland, MD. He was the first president of the Garrett County Historical Society and a member of the Maryland Historical Society.]
Anne M. Hoyle
Anne M. (Stoner) Hoyle, 84, of Mt. Pleasant (East Huntingdon Township), passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Anne was born March 22, 1928, at Alverton in East Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late James and Clara Bolton Stoner. Anne was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who loved to bake, sew, knit, garden and travel. She enjoyed playing Scrabble and rummy cube. She was employed in the deli department at County Market for many years and worked as a switchboard operator with the former Bell Telephone Company. A graduate of East Huntingdon High School, she was a loyal member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, in Hunker, where she taught Sunday school and was president of the Lutheran Christian women. Anne was a member of the Red Hat Society, Mt. Pleasant Ladies Club, Greater Scottdale Senior Citizens, and was a former Girl Scout leader. Anne will be sadly missed by her devoted family: her six daughters, Karen McGivern and her husband Dennis, of Mt. Pleasant, Barbara McCormick and her husband, David, of Jeannette, Betty Sue Pritts and her husband, Keith, of Dawson, Mary Lou Hepler and her husband, Hartford, of Ruffsdale, Jamie Gross and her husband, Larry, of Scottdale, and Dawn Fink and her husband, Jon, of Apollo; 14 grandchildren, Shaun McGivern, Erin Waller, Timothy McGivern, Jennifer Weinman, Melissa Young, Kevin McCormick, Travis Pritts, Sherie Schoen, Richard Pritts, Nicholas Fox, Justin Fox, Amanda Gross, Lauren Gross and Jon Fink; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew Stoner and his wife, Carolyn, of Marysville, Ohio; a niece; and several nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Stoner, and his infant twin brother. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/ www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hunker, with the Rev. David Clement officiating (please go directly to the church). Private interment will be in Alverton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hunker, PA 15637. The family would like to extend appreciation to Medi-Home Health, Thorne Group, Drs. Lynn, Boscha and Gall, William Penn Care Center, meals-on-Wheels, and the nursing staff at Frick and Westmoreland Hospital for their care and love. Love Lasts Forever!
Darlene (Bonick) Hoyne, 54, of Albert Lea, Minn., died Monday, July 10, 1995, at her home. She was born April 9, 1941, in Uniontown, daughter of Mildred (Warchak) Bonick of Albert Lea, Minn., and the late John Bonick. In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Lyle of Albert Lea, Minn., whom she married on May 11, 1963; two sons, David J. his wife, Frances Hoyne of Rochester, Minn., and Bruce and his wife, Michelle Hoyne of Burnsville, Minn.; a grandson, Taimon and a granddaughter, Talia, both of Rochester, Minn.; two sisters, Bonnie and her husband, Dennis Nechanicky of Albert Lea, Minn., and Joyce Bonick of Boston, Mass.; and a niece, June Nechanicky. Mrs. Hoyne graduated from Uniontown High School, Class of 1959; and also from the Maryland Medical Secretarial School in 1960. She worked at Robert Reed Army Hospital and was also an administrative secretary for the Scotsman Company of Albert Lea for 13 years. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the BAYVIEW FUNERAL HOME in Albert Lea, Minn., and interment was in Graceland Cemetery.
Lawrence A. Hoza, 63, of North Church Street, Mount Pleasant, died Monday, March 27, 1995, at VAMC in Aspinwall. He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Alex and Gertrude Ransel Hoza. He was a self-employed owner/operator of Laurel Communications of Mount Pleasant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Fireman’s Club. Prior to becoming self-employed, he worked for Columbia Gas. He was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church of Mount Pleasant. He is survived by a brother, Robert R. Hoza of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Dolores B. Galley of Greensburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GALONE- CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, on Thursday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Henry P. Dinicco as celebrant. A parish wake service will be held at 9 tonight in the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Pius X Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.
Mrs. Anna Hozinac, 71, Perryopolis, died this morning in Youngstown, Ohio, while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Margaret) Lozar. She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church, Ladies Altar Society and Greek Union 510. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three daughters, Mrs. Nick (Bertha) Kozar of Dickerson Run, Mrs. Emmett (Anna) Mongelluzzo of Philadelphia and Mrs. Lozar; a son, John, Pittsburgh; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Blair Funeral Home, Perryopolis. Services are incomplete.
George Hrabak, retired farmer George Hrabak, 84, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 5, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995, at Mt. View Nursing Center. Among his predeceased were a son, Lynden Hrabak (1993); and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Sebek.
Joseph P. Hranec, 101, of McClellandtown died Monday, May 22, 1995, at home. He was born March 25, 1894, in Turzovka, Slovakia, son of the late Adam and Mary (Rudinsky) Hranec. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by daughters Helen Hranec, in infancy, and Mary Perkins. The last surviving member of his immediately family, he was predeceased by brothers, Paul and Ignatius. Mr. Hranec was a coal miner for over 40 years, employed by U.S. Steel Corp.’s Robena mine before his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church of Leckrone, U.M.W.A. District 4, Robena Local 6321 and a member of Messmore Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Anna (Jakubick) Hranec; the following children, Joseph P. Hranec of Bergenfield, N.J.; Frank Hranec of Warren, Mich.; John E. Hranec and wife, Lucille of McClellandtown; Ann Lescar of Carmichaels; Catherine Hailey and husband, Carson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rose Myers and husband, Charles, of McClellandtown; Joan Liston of Balsinger; Margaret Granchi and husband, Bill, of Mentor, Ohio, and Eleanor “Dolly” Mikrut and husband, Henry, of Raritan, N.J.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 515 North Main St., Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary’s R.C. Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. George R. Pierce as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone. St. Mary’s Rosary Society will recite the rosary today at 3 p.m. A parish wake service will be held this evening.
HRANEC, JOSEPH P.— Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., today until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary’s R.C. Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. George R. Pierce as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa.
Mount Pleasant — James Syrel "Shakey" Hribal Jr., 62, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. Born June 15, 1940, he was a son of the late James Syrel Sr. and Elizabeth (Basile) Hribal. He was employed by L.E. Smith Glass Co., Mount Pleasant, in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Kosciuszko Club, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Colbert) Hribal; two sons, Cullen James Hribal of Mount Pleasant and Clinton W. Hribal of Dawson; a brother, Francis Hribal and wife, Jauneta, of Mount Pleasant; and three sisters, Marie Harrity of Kittanning, Madline Mensch of Youngwood and Amelia Hribal of Scottdale. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant.
To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.
James W. Hribal, 39, of Carmichaels was assistant mine foreman of Robena Mine. He was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, a son of William J. and Frances Milula Hribal. A World War Two veteran, he was a member of St. Hugh’s R. C. Church, past commander of the Carmichaels American Legion Post and one of the founders of the Carmichaels Booster Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Bulina Hribal; two sons, Larry and Gerald, a brother, Kenneth J. of Masontown, and three sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Isabel) Baskovich and Mrs. Alfred (Doris) Lesko of Masontown and Mrs. Carl (Lois) Pierno of New Salem. The body is at the Lesako funeral home, Carmichaels, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Requiem high mass will be intoned at 10 a.m. in St. Hugh’s R. C. Church by the Rev. Thomas F. Carey. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Margaret Coleman Hribal, 82, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday at her home. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Hribal; a son, Patrick Hribal; two grandsons; two brothers, Hubert Coleman and Thomas Coleman; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Anna May) Olson of Youngwood. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– January 16, 1913
Died—– August 1995
Velma D. Snyder Hribal, 80, of Star Route, Indian Head, died Friday, March 28, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 2, 1916 at Clinton, a daughter of the late Alva and Dora Keefer Garletts. She was a member of the Melcroft Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Hribal; two sons, Charles Porterfield of North Carolina and William Snyder Sr. of Everson; four daughters, Dora Swope of McKeesport, Mrs. Harry (Mollie) Stewart of Connellsville, Mrs. Frank (Rosella) Nicklow of Mount Pleasant; and Catherine Bish of Calumet; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jacob Garletts of Connellsville, Irvin Garletts of Laurelville and John Garletts of White; two sisters, Fern McClain of Greensburg and Mary Margaret Hull of Rogers Mills. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Porterfield; her second husband, David Snyder; one daughter, Shirley Grant; and one son, David Snyder; and three brothers, Joseph, Melvin and Francis Garletts. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, with the Rev. Kevin D. Mishler officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in memory of Mrs. Hribal.
Dolores Noreen Sullivan Hromada of Hiller, Pa., and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Sunday, March 10, in Presbyterian- University Hospital. Daughter of John and Mary Sullivan of Cleveland, Ohio, she is survived by her husband, Ronald Hromada, of Hiller, and a daughter, Melani Hromada of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were private and under direction of the John N. Elachko Funeral Home, 3447 Dawson St., Pittsburgh.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– June 26, 1934
Died—– March 15, 1996
HRUBECZ, JOSEPH— Friends will be received in the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 1 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held, Saturday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Hedwig R.C. Church, Smock, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Edward Kretz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery.
Mrs. Susan Hrubesne, aged 65 years, died at her home in Emerald Street, Sunday morning, January 6, at 6 o'clock of complications. Mrs. Hrubesne was born in Czechoslovakia in 1861. She is survived by her husband, Michael Hrubesne; four children, Mrs. Hobert Wyncoop of Elizabeth, John Hrubesne of Fairmont, W. Va., Mrs. P. C. Livingston and Michael, Jr., both of Uniontown. Short funeral services will be held in the home of Michael Hrubesne, Jr., of Elma street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. Vangor officiating. Additional services will be held in St. Peter’s Lutheran church followed by burial in Park Place Cemetery.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Oct. 6 — John joseph Hruby, 58, of Marguerite, died Friday night at his home. A member of St. Benedict’s Church, he leaves his widow, Mary; two children, PO 3/c John on Guam and Gertrude at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Radach of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Frank and Steve of Cleveland and George of Washington, D. C., and one half-brother, Mike Radach of Cleveland. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at St. Benedict’s Church in charge of Rev. Maurus Maccy, pastor. Burial will be made in St. Vincent Cemetery.
Funeral services for Stephen Hruska will be held at the family residence, House 54, Gates, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Father F. S. Kondria, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Charles R. “Carl” Hrutkay, 65, of Scenery Hill and a native of Bentleyville died unexpectedly Thursday evening, July 25. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Oliver of Belle Vernon whom he married Feb. 4, 1956, sons: Mark O. Hrutkay of Logan, W.Va., and Charles Scott Hrutkay of Belle Vernon, a grandson, sisters: Helena Hrutkay Letch of Syracuse, N.Y., and Martha Hrutkay of Clarksville, William Hrutkay of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Edward Hrutkay of Ellsworth. Friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, today until 9:30 a.m.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– December 10, 1930
Died—– July 15, 1996
Margaret J. Pendlebury Ricker Hubans, 67, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, March 12, 1995, in her home. She was born June 19, 1927, in Lonaconing, Md., daughter of the late Richard and Katherine Wilson Pendlebury. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Francis Ricker, in 1967 and a brother, Richard Pendlebury. She was a retired secretary from Laurel Highlands School District’s Clark Elementary School and a member of PSEA and Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Ricker of Uniontown and John Ricker of Fayette City, Pa.; two granddaughters, Christine D. Ricker and Jessica Rae Ricker both of Uniontown; and a sister, Catherine Pendlebury of Lonaconing, Md. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional arrangements will be announced.
Mr. Robert Hubbard, of the Merchants Hotel, Brownsville died of dropsy, on Friday morning last, after an illness of several months. Mr. Hubbard was a peaceable citizen, and will be remembered by those who have been guests at the Merchants.
George W. HUBBS died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(49)
HUBBS- In Quincy, Ills., after a few days sickness of Inflammation of the Brain, George W. Hubbs, formerly of this place, in the 37th year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan. 7, 1864.
Christine H. Huber, 83, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, in her Hoffer’s Personal Care Home, Acme. She was born Jan. 19, 1913, in New York City, a daughter of the late Amadeo and Helen Rieder Solazzi. She was a member of the St. Florian Roman Catholic Church, United, and was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of American, Paumanok Branch. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for 41 years by the New York Telephone company, as an operator and was also in management. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Huber, in 1986; and a brother, Alfred Solazzi. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David (Joan) Laskey of Mount Pleasant; four grandsons, Christopher, Timothy, Kevin and Thomas Laskey; a great-grandson, Devon Laskey; two brothers, Edward and Raymond Solazzi, both of Long Island, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday ? a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Florian Roman Catholic Church, United at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Florian Cemetery, ? A wake service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at … balance of article is missing.
Edward D. Huber, 79, of 1017 California Dr., Coal Center, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1995, at home. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Abercrombie Huber, whom he was married to for 57 years; two daughters, Marlene Baumgard of Coal Center, Pa., and Marian Wentz of Guys Mills, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Huber of Arizona and Marion H. Huber of Erie, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 2, 1995 until 11 a.m.
Elizabeth M. Hudacek
Elizabeth M. Hudacek, 76, of Connellsville, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at home. She was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Sollance) Rengel. She was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School Class of 1943. Elizabeth was a member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Connellsville, and its Christian Mothers. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Martin M. Hudacek; four children, Laurence E. Hudacek and wife Margot of Renton, Wash., Jerome P. Hudacek of Munich, Germany, Marian C. Hudacek of Connellsville and Martin A. Hudacek of San Rafael, Calif.; a grandson, Koley Hudacek of Springfield Pike; and a sister, Irene Motyl and husband Werner of Stuart, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hudacek. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the hour of the blessing service. A funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist RC Church with the Rev. Fr. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist RC Cemetery, Connellsville. A parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Martin M. Hudacek, 90, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Family Hospice, Pittsburgh, with his children by his side. He was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Youngstown, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Herchko) Hudacek. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. He was a lifetime member of the Slovak Club, and a member of the Fairview Aid Society and the VFW Post 21. Prior to his retirement, Martin was a member of the Carpenters Union and was employed as a superintendent at Ragnar-Benson, Inc. He supervised heavy construction projects throughout the Pittsburgh area. Martin was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School with the class of 1939. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a football scholarship before joining the Army Air Corps. He was a proud veteran of World War II having served as a staff sergeant and flight engineer with the 556th Army Air Corps Air Transport Command based in Great Falls, Mont. His assignments took him around the world. After the war, anyone who would visit Martin was treated with stories of his service and a glance at his flight log and cherished scrapbook. He treasured his family, Slovak heritage and his independence. He is survived by his children, Martin A. Hudacek, who looked after his Dad with loving care, and his fiancée, Candi Spencer, both of Dunbar, Laurence E. Hudacek and his wife, Margot, of Renton, Wash., Jerome Hudacek, of Munich, Germany, and Marian Hudacek, of San Rafael, Calif.; grandson, Koley Hudacek; sisters, Camille Kraynak, of Connellsville, and Mary Ann Buberniak and her husband, Vlad, of Raleigh, N.C.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth M. (Rengel) Hudacek (2002); son, Daniel Hudacek; sister, Monica Niemeyer; and brothers, Rev. Edward Hudacek and Clement Hudacek. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G . FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Father Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery with full military rites accorded at the chapel by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Association for the Blind, 48 Bierer Lane, Uniontown, PA 15401, 724-437-2791.
Ora M. HUDEC, 86, of Uniontown, died Monday, Nov. 14, 1988, in Macrina Nursing Home, Uniontown. She was born January 30, 1902 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, daughter of the late Daniel and Misora Mathais. She was a former resident of Sycamore (Fairchance Road). She was a member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church, Uniontown. Preceding her in death was her husband Charles, Sr. in 1974. Surviving are three daughters and one son, Mrs. Raymond (Elizabeth) Pergalske of Uniontown, Charles Hudec, Jr. of Uniontown, Mrs. Donald (Marie Ellen) Owens of Camp Springs, Md. and Mrs. John (Bobby Frances) Brajdic of Greensburg; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Ferold Mathias of Lexington, Ky. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 9:30 a.m.
William “Bill” Hudec, 37, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 6, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Center, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at GALONE-CARUSO’S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis officiating. Interment will follow in Visitation parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mount Pleasant Medic-10.
Andrew F. Hudock, 55, of 21 Areford street, Uniontown, formerly employed as a machinist at Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation here, died Saturday morning in the U. S. Veterans Hospital at Aspinwall after an extended illness. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Hudock served in the Medical Corps, 58th Division, for 18 months overseas. He was active in American Legion affairs, being a member of Lafayette Post No. 51. He was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Holy Name Society, St. Mary’s Booster Club, American Slovak Welfare, the First Catholic Slovak Union No. 617 and National Slovak Society No. 75, all of Uniontown. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Hudock and the following children; Mrs. Eleanor Beddick, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Liston of Uniontown, Thomas, Rita and Edward, at home. There are also two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kovach and Miss Ann Hudock of Youngstown, Pa., and five brothers, Michael Hudock, George, Stephen, John and Joseph, all of Youngstown. A prayer service will be conducted at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. Mary’s R. C. Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military rites at the grave.
To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.
The body of Frank Hudock, 49, of Oliver No. 1, is at the Haky funeral home, Uniontown. He was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church and Robena Local No. 6321, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Bertha; seven children, Mrs. Lawrence (Margaret) Henckel of Brownwood City, Mrs. Frank (Betty Ann) Kennedy of Oliver No. 1, Dennis of Washington, D. C., and Frank, Jr., Robert, Michael and Susan at home; nine grandchildren; three brothers, George of Thompson Crossroads, Robert of Elvria, Ohio, and Jack of Masontown, and three sisters, Mrs. Ann Danko of Lemont Furnace, Mrs. Grace Premoshis of Turtle Creek and Mrs. Loretta Downey of Balsinger.
HUDOCK (HUSEK), FRANK S.— Aged 43, husband of Helen Kokiko Hudock, died in his home, 133 Cleveland Ave., Sunday, August 25, 1957, at 6:30 a.m. Besides his widow he is survived by one daughter, Patricia Marie at home; his mother, Mrs. Rose Tomcheck Husek, Uniontown; one brother, John, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Reback) Suchy and Mrs. Kathryn (Saltrik) Vallant, Uniontown. He was employed by the Bunda Produce for sixteen years. He was a member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., until Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. when prayer service will be held. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. John Blazic as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Christian Mothers of St. Mary’s R.C. Church will recite the Rosary in the Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock.
John HUDOCK died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
John Hudock, of Rosedale, died in the Uniontown Hospital at 12:40 a.m., Monday, December 7, 1931, of a broken neck, sustained Saturday afternoon at the Darby-Humbert Lumber Company, Fairchance, when an overhead elevator crashed through the top of his automobile. Mr. Hudock was not an employe of the company.
He is survived by his widow; two sons, John, Jr., and Frank D., both of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Molnar, Alice and Frances, all at home; two grandchildren, Margaret and Frank Hudock, Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Hixon, of Hopwood and Mrs. Anna Stefko, of Brownfield.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. John's R. C. church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. B. P. Kenna as celebrant. Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.
One of Fayette county’s best known residents, Michael Hudock, Sr., aged 85, died at 11:30 Sunday morning, September 24, 1939, at the family home in Youngstown, near Shady Grove, after a brief illness. Mr. Hudock was a pensioner of the H. C. Frick Coke company for 23 years. He was a member of St. Cecelia and St. Mary’s Catholic churches and highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends and neighbors. Surviving are the widow, Mary Hudock, and the following children, Mrs. Mary Kovach, West Leisenring; Michael, Jr., Morgan; John, of Youngstown, O.; Andrew, of Uniontown; Joseph, of Shady Grove, and George, Stephen and Anna, all at home. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body was removed this morning from the Haky Funeral home, Uniontown, to the family residence where friends will be received. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.
Brief funeral rites for Michael Hudock, Sr., aged 85, who died Sunday morning, will be held at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the family residence in Youngstown, followed by requiem mass in St. Cecelia R. C. church, at Morgan. Rev. Fr. John Blazic will be celebrant and burial will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery under the direction of Joseph Haky & Sons.
Dorothy Huey, 77, of Brownsville, Pa. died Monday, August 20, 2012 in the Donnell House. She was born January 3, 1935 in Centerville Borough a daughter of the late John and Caroline (Michno) Korbecki. Mrs. Huey was a 1954 graduate of Centerville High School. She was a lifelong member of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown where she faithfully attended mass and was a former member and past president of the Beth Center P. T. A. Her grandchildren were the love of her life! She enjoyed her family and friends, needlepoint, ceramics and crafts. On June 2, 1956 she married Henry D. Huey who survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Gerald “Jerry” Huey and his wife Simone of Hampton, Va.; one daughter, Theresa Andler and her husband Frank, Jr. of Canal Fulton, Ohio; six grandchildren: Lydia Huey, Halie Huey, Ryan Huey, Cameron Huey, Jason Andler and Joseph Andler; and several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family. Deceased in addition to her parents are two brothers, Andrew and Edward Korbecki ad two sisters, Joanne Kiwalla and Leona Gruskowski. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road where prayers will be said Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Fredericktown, Pa., with Rev. Paul Grunebach as celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA. A Parish Vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, P.O. Box 638, Fredericktown, PA 15333 or the Hancock/McCune/Horne, American Legion Post No. 705, 1101 Old National Pike, Fredericktown, PA 15333. On line guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com
Dorothy L. Huey
Dorothy L. Wissinger Huey, 91, of Normalville (Millertown), died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Hempfield Township. She was born June 23, 1921, in Tunnelton, a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Buzzard Wissinger. Dorothy was the loving wife of the late Pastor David Huey and she was a member of Millertown Community Church. She attended Harrold High School. Before coming to the Indian Head area she worked as an assistant postmaster in Ruffsdale and she also drove a van for special education students in the East Huntingdon township area. Dorothy was a member of the church choir and she taught Sunday School in the Primary and Junior High and she was an assistant for the Senior High. She was also the former treasurer for the Willing Workers missions for 43 years. She is survived by three sons, Richard L. Huey, of Clinton Township, Mich., Kenneth P. Huey and his wife, Robin, of Hartsville, S.C., and Robert D. Huey and his wife, Barbara, of Indian Head; four grandchildren, David, Eric and his wife, Chrisanne, Shane and his wife, Julie, and Jada; five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Kody, Alexandra, Jonathon and Samantha; two sisters-in-law Joan and Debbie Wissinger and a brother-in-law George Huey and his wife Grace. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Pastor David “Hap” Huey; a son, David “Buddy” Huey; and three brothers, Arthur A., Nevin L. and Herbert F. Wissinger. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft. Additional viewing will take place from 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of services at 11 a.m. in Millertown Community Church with the Rev. Jimmy Talton officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Millertown Community Church in memory of Dorothy L. Huey. To sign the guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com
Frank F. Huey, 26, a well-known local young man, died Jan. 14 at his home in Cherry street, Snydertown, from an illness of pneumonia which proved fatal within a few hours. He complained of feeling ill when he retired about 11 o’clock Tuesday night. He grew worse each hour and at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening the end came. Death came so quickly that only members of the family knew of his illness. Mr. Huey had been employed as a carpenter at the West Side shops of the West Penn Railways Company. Recently he had begun the erection of a home at Snydertown. He was a very industrious young man and a few years ago was assistant to his father, who is head janitor at the Connellsville High School. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, and an active worker among the younger men. His pleasant disposition made him popular among his friends and news of his death was received with a shock. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Huey, both of whom survive. His widow, who was formerly Miss Mara Lou Coughenour, and two children, Wayne C., two years old, and Doris Vance, three months old, survive, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Minerva Siesky of Summit, Mrs. Hazel Goodwin of Smithfield, Mrs. Hattie M. Cook of Florida, Sherman of Brownsville, Earl of Dunbar and George of Popular Grove. He had been a life-long resident of this city, being born here on September 12, 1899. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, the time being deferred until relatives can be heard from.
Within a few hours after having taken a walk in the woods near his home George W. Huey 60 years old a lifelong resident of Breackneck died at 9:07 o’clock Saturday night from a heart attack. Although he had not been in good health for several years due to the heart condition Mr. Huey was not confined to his bed and was able to be about the house. He could not follow any regular employment, but often enjoyed a walk in the woods one of which he took Saturday afternoon. It was after he had retired for the night that the fatal attack occurred. Mr. Huey was born on March 17, 1876 at Breackneck. He had been a coal miner most of his life being employed in mines of both the H. C. Frick Coke Company and W. J. Rainey, Inc. He was twice married. His first wife was Mary Jane Calhoun. Her death occurred on November 11, 1918. Surviving children from that union are Arnold of Pennsville, Samuel of South Connellsville, Mrs. George Kohl of this city, Mrs. Walter Miller of Pennsville, Lloyd and Willard both at home and John of South Connellsville. His second wife who survives was Miss Bessie Martin. Three children, born to that union also survive. They are Elizabeth, George A., and Mabel, all at home. There are four sisters, Mrs. Harry Hawk of Pitcairn, Mrs. Richter of Greensburg, Mrs. Etta Baker of Moyer and Mrs. James Stillwagon of this city and one brother, William Huey of near Masontown. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon. There will be a prayer service at the residence at 2 o’clock for immediate members of the family, followed by a full service at 2:30 o’clock at Breakneck Church of God, Rev. Bush and Rev. Levi Stoner will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Funeral services for Harry Huey will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of a sister, Mrs. Jack Buttermore, of Dunbar and will be in charge of Rev. W. H. Hamilton. Burial will be In Mt. Auburn cemetery, Dunbar. Surviving Mr. Huey is his widow, Mrs. Edna Huey and three children, Anna, Mrs. Martha Shaffer and Earl, all at home in Uniontown, and one sister, Mrs. Buttermore.
HUEY, RUTH C.— Age 81 years of Dunbar, R.D. 1 died Friday, March 4, 1977 in Connellsville State Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. She was born in Dunbar, September 29, 1895, the daughter of the late Ora C. and Jessie Willis Long. She was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church in Dunbar. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Raymond (Relay) Ball of Dunbar R.D. 1, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Jane) Bukovac of Leisenring No.1; four sons, John David of Norwalk, Calif., Earl, Jr. of Feisterville, Pa.; Joseph A. of Dunbar; Granville of Pleasant Hills, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Earl B. Huey in 1959, two brothers and one granddaughter. Friends are being received at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. William E. Hufford officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Simon HUEY died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
HUEY, MRS. SIMON
The funeral of Mrs. Simon HUEY took place yesterday afternoon from the Moore Memorial Church near Detwilers Mill. Rev. J. S. Showers, Rev. Kearn and Rev. Ott, officiated. The services were largely attended. Fred Martin, Noah Martin, John Calhoun and N. E. Wilson, served as pallbearers. Interment in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Courier Dec. 17, 1915
Doris W. Huffman
Mt. Pleasant R.D.5
Doris W. Huffman, 72, of Mt. Pleasant R.D.5, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born April 17, 1932, in Waterford, Pa., a daughter of the late William S. and Charlotte Eisaman Weimer. Mrs. Huffman was a member of the Waterford Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Eldred, Curtis, Howard and Lowry "Pete" Weimer, and one sister, Henrietta Rose. She is survived by her husband, Russell R. Huffman; three stepdaughters, Helen Boord and her husband, Kenneth, of Carmichaels, Beverly Queer and her husband, Fred, of Mt. Pleasant, and Mary Mossburg and her husband, Keith, of Uniontown; numerous step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; one brother, Wayne Weimer and his wife, Sis, of Waterford; and two sisters, Geraldine Lemmon and Thelma Bills, both of Ligonier. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Whipple officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
HUFFMAN— May 2nd, of Diptheria, Franklin Huffman, son of Henry and Catherine Huffman, of Bullskin Tp., aged 1 year and 6 months.
Geneva B. Huffman
Geneva B. Huffman, 81, of Norvelt, died Thursday, September 25, 2003, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born September 24, 1922 in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Joshua and Delilah Wilkinson Miller. Mrs. Huffman was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1939 and she was a graduate of the Franklin Business School. She was formerly employed by Sterbutzel Tire Co. of Connellsville and also by Kamps Shoe Store in Latrobe. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Connellsville and a member of the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry V. Huffman, Sr., in 1989. She is survived by one son, Harry V. Huffman, Jr., of Norvelt; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Dillon and Ruth Miller, both of Latrobe, and Sylvia Cupp, of Connellsville; two nephews, John Cupp, and his wife, Emily, of Uniontown and Brian Huffman, and one niece, Brenda Kuhns. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 406 E. Washington St, Mt. Pleasant on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the hour of services in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Twp.
HUFFMAN, LEO O.,— 71, Fredericktown, R.D. 1, died unexpectedly at his home, Nov. 30, 1966. He was born Nov. 7, 1895 at Bluff, Greene County, a son of Jacob and Catherine Lemon Huffman. He was a retired tool maker for the McClure Co. He was a member of Taylor Methodist Church, Deemston Grange, Beallsville F & AM Lodge, 237, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and Pittsburgh Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Mary Pettper Huffman and several nieces and nephews. Burial in Taylor Cemetery under the direction of the John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville.
Raymond C. “Ram” Huffman, 61, of Coal Center, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at his home. He is survived by a son, Raymond Carl Huffman of Uniontown, Pa., a daughter, Georganne Schaum of Allenport, Pa.; four brothers, Alfred Huffman of Roscoe, Dale Huffman of Granville, Jack Huffman of California, Pa., and Donald Huffman of California, Pa.; one sister, June Stankovich of Roscoe, Pa.; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour service.