Mrs. Abbie Jordan, 91, Shady Grove, is reported to have been heir to the fabulous Garrett Snuff fortune in Virginia, died shortly before noon yesterday morning from injuries received when struck by her grandson's car. County Coroner W. Ralston McGee said Mrs. Jordan was struck as she stepped from her porch, by the auto of her grandson, Ralph Kinsell, 48, a truck driver, who was backing down the driveway onto the highway. Kinsell’s home was at the rear of the victim’s.
The coroner said Kinsell was looking out one side of the car and apparently failed to see Mrs. Jordan, who was partially blind, stepping into the path of the car from the other side. Mrs. Jordan, moments before, had arisen from her porch where she was sitting with a son, Frank, with the words, "Frank, I'm going over to Myrtle's" a daughter of the victim who lived nearby.
Mrs. Jordan died at 11:40 in Uniontown Hospital of a fractured skull and ribs. She was removed to the hospital by its ambulance. Coroner McGee said an inquest has been set for next Wednesday.
Mrs. Jordan is survived by the following children; Fuller, Dunbar; Huey, Neamacolin; Frank, Shady Grove; and Mrs. Myrtle Reed, Shady Grove.
Funeral services are being completed by the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Friends are being received at the family residence.
An aged Shady Grove woman was fatally injured Tuesday when struck by an auto driven by her grandson, the accident occurring as he was backing down a driveway onto the highway. Mrs. Abbie Jordan, 91, reportedly an heir to the Garrett snuff fortune in Virginia, died at 11:40 o’clock Tuesday morning in Uniontown Hospital of a fractured skull and ribs.
W. Ralston McGee, county coroner, said Mrs. Jordan was struck as she stepped from her porch by the auto of her grandson, Ralph Kinsell, 48, employed as a truck driver. An inquest date has been set tentatively for Wednesday.
Moments before the accident, Mrs. Jordan arose from the porch
where she was sitting with a son, Frank, and said:
“Frank, I’m going over to Myrtle’s,” a daughter of the victim, who lived nearby.
Surviving in addition to Frank and Mrs. Myrtle Reed of Shady Grove are two other sons, Fuller of Dunbar and Huey of Nemacolin; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Percy Methodist Church. The body has been removed to the home of the grandson, Ralph Kinsell, at Shady Grove where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Shultz and Rev. William S. Hamilton of Glassport officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.
Death notice for Albert Jordan, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 31, 1924. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Alex W. Jordan
White, male, 72 years old, laborer
Born—– 1831, Fayette Co., Pa.
Died—– October 27, 1903
Newpaper image is poor quality. Transcription may not be exact.
Alex Jordan of Jefferson township was almost instantly killed when at work near Tippecanoe, Tuesday afternoon. He and Henry Burton were engaged in sawing a tree which had fallen across a ravine into shingle … When the saw was about through on one cut the weight of the log caused it to pinch and in an effort to get the saw out, the tree fell on Jordan, killing him almost instantly. Burton was also caught and held until released about two hours later by a couple of woodsmen who chanced across. Jordan was about 75 years old and leaves a family.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, male, 27 years old, single, laborer
Died—–January 15, 1895, Dawson
Cause of death–Heart Failure
Amelia Ann (Antoon) Jordan, 93, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, December 13, 2007, in the Cherry Tree Nursing Center, in Uniontown, surrounded by her loving and devoted children. She was born April 12, 1914, in Kingwood, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Joseph Antoon and Rose Owens Antoon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Peter J. Jordan, sister, Josephine Antoon, brothers, Edward Antoon, Theodore Antoon, Louis Antoon and Robert Antoon. A member of Saint George Maronite Catholic Church, in Uniontown, Amelia loved to cook. She enjoyed preparing food for her family, relatives and friends.
Amelia is survived by her loving children: Patsy Jordan and wife, Melody, JoAnn Marazsky and husband, Ron, and Bill Jordan, all of Uniontown, Pa., and her grandson, Jeffrey Peter Jordan, of Uniontown. She is also survived by her sisters: Sophie Faris, Alice Lorraine Carbonara and husband, Michael, and Marie Brower, all of Uniontown; her brother, Sam Antoon, of Butler, Butler County, Pa.; numerous loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Sunday, December 16, 2007, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Monday morning, December 17, 2007, until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said, followed by a 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy in Saint George Maronite Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Joseph David, as Celebrant. Interment follows in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. On Sunday, December 16, 2007, Parish Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. and Ghinnaz Service at 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Aug. 9— Andrew Jordan, Sr., 65 years old, died at his home in Center avenue Saturday night. He was a Frick pensioner, and was formerly employed at Standard. Just prior to his retirement he had been a watchman. The funeral service will be Thursday at 3:30 at the home. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Anna Jordan, aged 57 years, widow of George Jordan of Flatwoods, died suddenly at her home in Bentleyville, Washington county, Thursday, November 21, 1929. She is survived by five sons and two daughters, Harvey, Ewing, Earl, Clarence, Frances and Olive Jordan, all of Bentleyville, and Albert Jordan of Vesta No. 5. Funeral services will be held in the Flatwoods Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Connellsville — Annabelle Jean Jordan, 78, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, March 2, 2007, in JoElla's Personal Care Home, Dunbar Township, Fayette County, Pa. She was born May 17, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Paul V., and Ethel M. Stull Colborn. Mrs. Jordan was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1946. She worked in the cafeteria of the Connellsville Area School District for many years. She also did volunteer work with handicapped children and at the library at the Connellsville Township Elementary School. She was a former member of the Laurel Swingers, and she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville, where she was a former member of the deacon board and served on various committees, including the hospitality committee. She also sang in the church choir.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, William P. Colborn. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herbert Edison Jordan; two sons, Mark W. Jordan, of Connellsville, and David A. Jordan and his wife, Marti, of Clinton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Levi, Alexandra and Sydney Jordan; and two sisters, Loretta M. Glotfelty, of Connellsville, and Madeline Rafferty and her husband, William S., of Sun City, Ariz.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. Additional Viewing will take place from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday, the Hour of Services, in the First Baptist Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Dean W. Meyer and the Rev. Larry Hellein, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Fayette County, Pa.
Ausmond Jordon, aged 75 years, of Franklin township, died in the Uniontown hospital at 5 o’clock Friday evening, July 16, 1926. Mr. Jordon had been in failing health for the past seven years, becoming critically ill on Friday the 9th and entering the hospital on July the 13th. He was married to Hulda Livingstone in 1869. To this union nine children were born, two being deceased, Alexander and George. The surviving sons and daughters are: Mrs. James Gilleland, of Continental 2, Charles J. Jordon of Smock, Mrs. Alza Gilleland of Brownsville, Emanuel Jordon, Toledo, Ohio, Austin Jordon, Revere, Bill Jordon, Dunbar, and Presley Jordon, of Brownsville. Mrs. Jordon also survives and there are 33 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The deceased was one of a family of seven, only one brother, Melford Jordon, of Percy, surviving. The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the residence of his son, Charles J. Jordon at Buena Vista. The service will be in charge of the Rev. S. Wallace Mitchell, pastor of the Flatwoods Baptist church of which body Mr. Jordon had been a member for the past 36 years, having been baptized by the Rev. J. E. Darby, now of Smithfield. Burial will be in the Flatwoods Bowman cemetery.
Barbara Lee Jordan, 64, of Mount Braddock, Pa., and formerly of Connellsville, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Connellsville, daughter of the late Harold Schomer and Margaret Martin. Barbara was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church of Dunbar.
Surviving are her husband, Gilbert E. Jordan of Mount Braddock; four sons, Jeffery J. and wife, Joette of Ohio, Daniel G. and wife, Lisa of Connellsville, and Kenneth R. and Benjamin and wife, Glenda of Little Summit; one daughter, Sally Malenock Jordan of Mount Braddock; and nine grandchildren, Jessica, Maggie, Molly, Michael, Britany, Tyler, Benjamin, Nicholas and Cheyenne.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 1 to 9 p.m., where a blessing service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follows at 10:30 a.m., in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, with the Rev. J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be said in the funeral home today at 4 p.m.
Barbara Stull Jordan, 61, formerly of Phillips, Pa., and a 1956 graduate of the former North Union Township High School where she was a Majorette, passed on at her residence on Sunday, December 9, 2001, in Garden Grove, California.
She is survived by a son, Brook Jordan, one granddaughter, and a brother, Glenn D. "Hutch" Hutchinson, all of Los Angeles, California. Arrangements were under direction of Whites Funeral Home, 9903 East Flower Street, Bellflower, California.
Benjamin Jordan, 73 years old, died yesterday at his home at the White Rocks. He is survived by his widow, three sons and three daughters.
Bessie Mae Livingston Jordan, 92, of Mount Braddock, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Sunday morning, March 4, 2007. She was born July 18, 1914, in Mount Braddock, Pa., the daughter of Ortha Livingston and Mary Ellen Clifford Livingston. Bessie graduated from the former North Union High School, Fayette County, Pa. She worked as a Math Aide at Marshall Elementary School in the Laurel Highlands School District, Fayette County, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gilbert I. Jordan, her sister, Helen Crayton, and her infant brother, Buddy.
She is survived by her loving children: Eleanor Faye Jordan Bronick, of Mount Braddock, Pa., Gilbert E. Jordan, of Mount Braddock, Pa., Nellie Joy Golden, of Mount Braddock, Pa., and Clarence Kevan Jordan, of Salisbury, North Carolina; and her nine grandchildren: Sally Malenock Jordan, Jeffrey Jordan, Danny Jordan, Ken Jordan, Ben Jordan, Keith Golden, Kevin Golden, Kyle Jordan, and Travis Jordan. Bessie is also survived by her 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Esther Furajter, of Mount Braddock, Pa.; her brother, Gerald Livingston, of Mount Braddock, Pa.; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., today, March 6, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday morning March 8, 2007, until 10 a.m., when the Funeral Service will be held, with Pastor Roger Yeager, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
The funeral of Burt Jordan, who died suddenly last Wednesday evening at his home here, took place on Saturday afternoon from the Cumberland Presbyterian church of which he was a member. A large concourse of people gathered at the church, which was a mark of the high esteem in which the young man was held. All the members of the junior class of which he was a member, were present and occupied chairs set apart for them. The vacant chair was draped in mourning. The pastor, Rev. R. L. Price, delivered a touching address, referring to the life work of the young man. At times it was almost impossible for him to speak, for he felt sad at the early departure of one of his promising members. The body was laid to rest in the Dickerson Run Union cemetery.
Death notice for Charles Jordan, of Brownsville, who drowned near Brownsville, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 2, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, male, 21 years old, single, laborer
Born—– March, 1880, Allegheny City, Pa.
Died—– April 9, 1901, Fairchance
Cause of death– Lung disease, ill 15 months
Buried–White Rock Cemetery
Charles E. Jordan, 75, of Connellsville, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at his residence. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School, Class of 1948. Prior to his retirement in 1993, he was employed by Anchor Hocking Glass as a bottle inspector.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Auer; two sons, Dennis Jordan and wife, Judith A., of Rockton, Pa., and David Jordan of Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Linda Bartley of Connellsville; and three granddaughters, Jennifer Bartley and Kayla and Stacey Fosbrink.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 9 until 11 a.m., the hour of the funeral service.
Charlotte Louise Jordan, 65, of R.D. 2 Box 46, Hopwood, Pa., died Thursday, September 26, 2002 at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. A housewife, she was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, McClellandtown, Pa.
She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Minnick of Hibbs, Pa., Deborha M. Durst and her husband, Michael, of Ronco, Pa., and Trudy L. Harwood and her husband, Ricky, of Ronco, Pa.; two sons, Mark A. Jordan and his wife, Kathy, of Masontown, Pa., and Windslow Douglas Jordan and his wife, Terri, of Hopwood, Pa.; three sisters, Helen Harford of Ohio, Goldie Pahula of Little Brownfield, Pa., and Alta Hughes of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, corner of Church on 7 River Avenue, Masontown, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. both days. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday, September 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Timothy Tanner officiating. Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery.
Death notice for a child of Jarret Jordan, of New Salem, who was only 10 months old, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 31, 1902. Complete text is not currently available.
Final rites for Mrs. Cora Sumey Jordan, aged 59, who passed away Sunday, September 12, 1937, will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in the family home at Uppermiddle town. The Rev. Mr. Burnworth will be in charge, with burial in Sylvan Heights cemetery. Mrs. Jordan was the wife of Edward Jordan.
David K. Jordan, 64, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday, January 27, 2008, in his home. David was born March 2, 1943, in Grays Landing, Fayette County, Pa. He was the son of the late James and Isabella Jordan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by his brother, Woodfred Jordan, of Virginia. He is survived by two sisters: Ethel Thomas, of Uniontown, and Betty Thurington, of Ohio; and a brother, Harold Jordan, of Virginia. David was loved and cherished by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held in the MURIEL LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31, from 5 to 9 p.m., with funeral services on Friday, February 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Fayette County, Pa.
Sebring, Fla. — Edwin Nevin Jordan, 85, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, in Sebring. He was born July 15, 1922, a son of the late Samuel William and Margaret (Rowan) Jordan, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1994, coming from Connellsville. He was a truck driver for the concrete industry and was an employee of Stone & Co. for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a member of the 716th Tank Battalion of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Teamster Local No. 491, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jordan enjoyed hunting, woodcarving, collecting knives, and he was known as a fudge maker extraordinaire by all.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (and Donald) Leonard, of Sebring, Fla.; brother, H. Edison Jordan, of Connellsville; grandson, Sam Leonard, and granddaughter, Tracy (and Tim) Lethbridge, and great-grandchildren, Kathryn and James Lethbridge, all of Florida.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in the STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME, Sebring, Fla. Funeral service with military honors will follow at 5 p.m., with the Rev. Russell E. Lethbridge, Jr., officiating. Additional services will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with funeral services at 1 p.m., with Pastor Dean W. Meyer, officiating. Committal service will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, in Connellsville. Military services will be accorded by Connellsville American Legion Post 301, Trotter American Legion Post 762, and VFW Post 21 honor guard. Local arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida, 33870, (863-385-0125).
Mrs. Effie May Jordan, 32, wife of Clarence Jordan, died Friday morning at her home, rear 140 Grant street, Uniontown, of complications. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Vernon, Thelma, Clarence, Jr., Geraldine, Elmer and Donald. The body was taken to the home of a sister- in-law at House No. 70, Bitner, where the funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. Welch of the Free Methodist Church of Bitner. Burial will be made in Flatwoods Cemetery.
Elaine M. Horvath Jordan, 65, of Liberty Boro, PA 15133 died Saturday, August 2, 2003 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born February 12, 1938 daughter of Stephen Horvath and Margaret Rusnak Horvath. Elaine was a member of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Parish. A son, Brian Jordan, sister, Karen Horvath Barnes, and parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Jordan; children: Corey Jordan and wife, Michelle, of North Huntingdon Township, Pa., Roxanne Jordan Morell and husband, Joseph Morell of Harrison City, Pa., Renee Jordan Pruett and husband, Jere Pruett, of Loganville, Georgia, Scott Jordan and wife, Karri, of Star Junction, Pa., Rochelle Jordan of Port Vue, Pa., and Ruth Jordan McClellan and husband, Ross McClellan, of Perryopolis, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: Amy, Kristy, Shawn, Brandon, Kayla, Jessica, Jordan, Bryan, Tyler, Justin; sister, Shirley Horvath Ziemianski of Lincoln Boro; brother, Stephen "Bud" Horvath of Freedom, Pa.
Visitation will be held at the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 220 9th Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132 today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Wednesday, August 6, at 10 a.m. in the Liberty Boro Worship Site of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church Parish with Rev. Fr. Gerald Mikonis as Celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Lebanon Church Cemetery Inc., West Mifflin, Pa.
Eliza JORDAN died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
Mrs Eliza Jordan died Monday morning ( 7-16-1917) in the home of her daughter, Mrs Hattie McFadden at White Rocks.
Weekly Courier, Thursday, 7-19-1917, page 7
Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan of Percy died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hiles of Ferguson, near Dunbar, Sunday morning, August 4, of complications. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Christy of Uniontown; John Jordan and Lewis Jordan, both of McClellandtown; Mrs. Hiles, Robert and Nellie Jordan, at home. Eighteen grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lowery of Cove run and Mrs. Anna Yowler of Youngstown, and two brothers, Jacob Cole of Percy and Daniel Cole of Lemont, also survive. Brief funeral services will be held in the Hiles home this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock followed by additional services in the Percy Methodist Protestant church at 3:30 o’clock with the Rev. W. H. Main officiating, assisted by the Rev. M. Hartford. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Elmer J. Jordan, 71, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, in his home. He is survived by three daughters: Cindy Laymen and husband, Church, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., Pamela Cross and husband, James, of Uniontown, and Janet Cross and husband, David, of Uniontown; three sons: Elmer Jordan, Jr., and wife, Karen, of Tampa, Florida, Richard Jordan and wife, Karen, of Monarch, Fayette County, Pa., and John Jordan, of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, April 23, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday until 10 a.m.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
Emmett Earl Jordan
White, male, 5 months old
Born—– May, 1904, Mt. Braddock
Died—– October 24, 1904, Yauger Hollow
Cause of death– Memberane Croup, ill 2 days
Franklin C. Jordan, 60 years, of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia, with his loving Family by his side. He was born February 4, 1948, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of Albert Jordan and May Killingsworth Jordan.
He was predeceased by his parents, five sisters, and three brothers. Surviving are: his loving wife of forty years, Connie L. Hughes Jordan; children: Todd and Lisa Jordan, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., Patrick and Tamie Jordan, of Uniontown, Pa., and Patricia, David Mitchell, of DuPont Village, Fayette County, Pa., and Wendy Jordan, residing at home; eleven grandchildren: Julie, Travis, Christopher, Casey, Brook, Tyler, Brianna, Zackery, Matthew, Taylor, and Andrew; sisters: Linda and Jerry Hughes, Delores Hawkins, Betty Anderson and Leola Hughes; and brothers: George and Holly Jordan, and Jim and Mary Jordan.
The Family will receive Friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, October 29, 2008, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Dale Redick, officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Georges Township, Uniontown, Pa.
Fuller "Doc" Hogsett Jordan, 68 years old , died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home in Dunbar. Mr. Jordan was born at Percy, February 21, 1885, a son of the late Adolph and Abby Carluso Jordan. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMW Local 9534 of Leisenring No. 2.
Surviving are his widow Mrs. Mary Hardy Jordan, three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Puzio, of Connellsville, Mrs. Eleanor Loss of Dunbar and Mrs. Bessie Heiser of Westerville, Ohio; three sons, William of Connellsville, Howard of McKeesport, and Donald at home; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Reed of Shady Grove, two brothers, Frank of Shady Grove and Huey of Neamacolin.
The funeral service will be at Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. H.M. Johnson officiating, assisted by Rev. W. S. Hamilton. Burial will take place at New Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
Harold JORDAN died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
Internal injuries sustained Sunday when he was caught under a falling rock in an abondoned coal pit near his home at Pechin caused the death at 6:40 o'clock Monday night
( 12-31-1928) at Connellsville State Hospital of Harold Jordan, 12 years old son of Mr and Mrs Fuller Jordan of Dunbar. The boy with several playmates was exploring the coal bank when the rock fell from the roof. His companions could not remove it and they hurried to the Jordan home for assistance. The boy's hip was crushed and he suffered from loss of blood. The body was removed by Funeral Director James T Burhans to his parlors at Dunbar where it was prepared for burial before it was taken to the parental home. In addition to his parents, the following brothers and sisters survive: Isaac, 18, in United States Army , in Hawaii: Bernard 14, William 10, Bessie, eight and Eleanor, five, at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoom. A brief service will be held at the home at 1:30 and the full one at 2:00 at the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church with Rev. O. W. Bortec pastor officiating. Interment will be made in Percy cemetery.
Daily Courier, Tuesday, 1-1-1929, page 1
Harry Jordan of Gary, Ind., as nephew of Mrs. Elilza Dunston and Mrs. Laura Whetzell of this city, died suddenly at 6:20 o’clock Wednesday morning in a Gary hospital. Mr. Jordan had apparently not been ill. Mr. Jordan, a former resident of Connellsville, moved to Gary about 20 years ago.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Iva Jordan, two children, Robert and Phyllis, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary S. Jordan of Gary, formerly of Connellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Carlson of Gary and Mrs. Jack MacAfferty of Chicago, Ill., and one brother, Herbert, also of Chicago.
The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning in the Williams funeral home, 716 Adams street, Gary. Interment will also be in Gary Cemetery.
Homer Jordan, aged 32, of Percy, and a former electrician in the Davidson mine, was instantly killed yesterday when struck by a freight train near Morgantown, W. Va. After the Davidson mine had shut down, Jordan went to West Virginia to find employment. He and his wife are former residents of Morgantown. According to word sent to Dr. W. H. Means of Percy, Jordan’s body was found along the railroad track about three miles from Morgantown. Only details available of the tragedy was that he was killed by a freight train. Jordan is survived by his wife and two children. Mrs. Jordan was informed of the tragic death of her husband by Dr. Means and went to the West Virginia city yesterday to arrange for the burial, which probably will be held in Morgantown.
Huldah JORDAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
Mrs. Huldah Livingston Jordan, widow of Austin Jordan, died Tuesday ( 11-17-1931) at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs A. L. Gilleland. She was a native of Franklin township and was born March 4, 1847, the daughter of Orthanelle and Margaret Livingston, and was a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to Mrs Gilleland are six other children: Mrs James Gilleland and Austin Jordan both of Uniontown, Charles Jordan, Buena Vista; Emmanuel Tiffin, Ohio: E. J. Jordan, Bitner, and Presley Jordan, Brownsville. Two brothers, Arthur and Alex Livingston both of Uniontown survive, together with 31 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Brief funeral services will be solomnized in the A. L. Gilleland residence Thursday at 1:30 pm followed at 2:30 by additional services in the Buena Vista church in charge of the pastor, Rev S. Wallace Mitchell. Burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of the undertaking firm of Wade and Jones of Perryopolis.
Daily Courier , Wednesday, 11-18-1931, page 6
The Fayette County, Pennsylvania Coroner's Office will be burying
the cremated remains of the following decedents at the Fayette
County, Pa., Cemetery, on September 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. :
Irene Jordan, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.,
Date of Birth: 8/23/23 — Date of Death: 11/2/06
James Jordan, 74 years old, died Sunday at his home at Gates, after an illness of seven months. Funeral services will be held this evening, with Rev. C. O. Bemies officiating. The body was taken to Mount Pleasant for interment. Mr. Jordan was born in England and had been in the employ of the H. C. Frick Coke Company for a number of years. He was on the pension list. His widow and six children survive.
When a motor train on which they were riding in the Robert mine at Brownsville, Pa., was caught under a 20-ton fall of slate and rock, three men were instantly killed. The dead are Frank Moser, twenty-eight, of Uniontown; James Jordan, eighteen, of Filbert, and William Festage, nineteen, of Continental No. 1. It required four hours continuous digging to reach the men. There were indications that they had been instantly killed.
Frank Moser, 28, of Uniontown; James Jordan, 18, of Filbert, and William Festage, 18, of Continental No. 1, were crushed to death today beneath a fall of slate while at work in the Filbert mine of the H. C. Frick Coke Company.
JORDAN, JAMES A. — Age 76 years, a resident of 12 Elm St., Brownsville, died Thursday, October 22, 1970 at 9:45 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital. A life-long resident of Brownsville, he was born March 14, 1894 in Percy, Pa., the son of Jarrett and Christina Garrett Jordan. He was a retired bricklayer, served with the U.S. Army in World War I,and a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and the Bricklayers' Union Local No. 57.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Cutshaw of Brentwood, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Turner of Hiller; two brothers, Jess and Fred both of Brownsville; and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Inez Marie Waller Jordan preceded him in death in 1946.
Friends are being received in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home, 128 Front St., Brownsville, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carl Hughes officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
James D. Jordan, 80, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., passed away in Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, W.Va., from complications due to an automobile accident. James was born on March 25, 1928, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of Albert and May (Killingsworth) Jordan.
In addition to his parents, James was preceeded in death by a son, James Jordan, Jr., and a daughter, Robin Louise Jordan. James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Huggins Jordan, of New Salem; one son, Roger Jordan and wife, Cheryl, of Uniontown; five daughters: Christine DeWitt, of Uniontown, Mary Green and husband, Ray, of Cleveland, Ohio, Barbara Green and husband, Chester, of Cleveland Ohio, Cindy Richezza and husband, Ron, of New Freeport, Pa., and April Susa and husband, Mike, of Uniontown; and a special granddaughter and care giver, Mary (Koochie) Fowler; a special grandson, Brandon and Clarissa; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, today, November 20, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday November 21, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, November 22, 2008, until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Buzz Hall presiding. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, in Georges Township, Fayette County, Pa.
James Edward Jordan, 81, of Mount Braddock, died Friday night at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1880, a son of the late Melvin and Eliza Cummings Jordan, and was a retired mechanic of Eureka Fire Brick Co. Surviving are his widow, Anna; two sons, Gerald of Uledi and Clayton of Uniontown; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lola Crayton of Mt. Braddock; nine grandchildren; six great- grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Belle Jeffries of Allison. The body is at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar, where the funeral service will be held Monday afternoon with the Rev. Robert L. Whoolery officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Death notice for Jemin Jordan, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 13 & 19, 1899. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Jennie Jordan, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 29, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Jesse Wilbur Jordan, 26 years old, overseas veteran of the World War, and manager of the South Side store of the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 1124 Race street. He had been ill for six weeks with a complication of diseases. Mr. Jordan was very well known to people of that section of the city, and in this region. He was born in Vanderbilt, a son of John Wallace and Elizabeth Harford Jordan, both deceased. He was educated in the Vanderbilt public schools and for a number of years was employed as clerk for the Union Supply Company at Leisenring No. 1, Bitner and other places. After unsuccessful attempts to enlist at the entrance of the United States into the World War, he was finally drafted at Republic on May 26, 1918 and became a member of Company E, 47th Infantry. He was wounded in the right shoulder and was returned to this country. For several months he was a patient in a Baltimore hospital. On February 19, 1919, he married Miss Clara Baker, of this city. For the past three years he had been manager of the A & P store on the South Side. In addition to his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise and Betty Jane, a brother, Edward of Uniontown and a half-sister, Miss Ruth Jordan of Jeannette. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city and of the Milton L. Bishop Post, No. 301, the American Legion. He will be buried on Tuesday afternoon with full military honors. Services will be held at the home at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. J. L. Proudfit, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Rev. J. K. Dorman, Pastor of the Trinity Reformed Church, will assist. The Legion post will attend in a body and have charge of the service at the grave. Interment, in charge of Funeral Director C. C. Mitchell, will be made at Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.
John Jordan, aged 67 years, died at his home in Percy, Tuesday noon, March 14th, 1922. Funeral notice will be given later.
John Frederick Jordon, aged 19 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jordon of Hopwood, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday, December 31, 1929, of injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by an automobile on November 11. Blood poisoning developed which caused his death. In addition to his parents, John is survived by a brother, David, at home. Funeral services will be held in the home this afternoon at 1 o’clock followed by additional services in the Percy Methodist Protestant church at 2 o’clock. The Rev. William King will officiate. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery.
Mrs. Joseph A. JORDAN died in 1888. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)
Jordan.-Mrs. Joseph A. Jordan died of heart disease at her residence in Yaugertown Hollow, on Monday, aged 67 years, and was buried in the cemetery at Percy on Tuesday. A husband and seven grown up children mourn her departure.
Death notice for Jule Jordan, Sr., of Brownsville, who died as a result of an automoble accident, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 27, 1914. Complete text is not currently available.
Laura DeBerry Jordan, 92, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Uniontown. She was born August 8, 1907, in Cuzzard, West Virginia, daughter of Elzie DeBerry. She had worked at Keysotne Fireworks Factory and had attended Cove Run Free Methodist Church.
Her husband, Robert Jordan, a son, Leland Jordan, three brothers, Calvin, William and Carlus DeBerry, a sister, Lily Peck, and her parents are deceased. She is survived by four sons: Robert Jordan, Jack Jordan, William Jordan and Edward Jordan all of Mount Independence, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends and Family will gather in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today, April 10, at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating.
Connellsville — Lena "Millie" Jordan, 91, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Mount St. Macrina Home in Uniontown. She was born March 12, 1910, in Connellsville, a daughter of Joseph and Theresa Galderisi Jordan. Lena was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Before her retirement she was a housekeeper at the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and St. Rita R.C. Church rectories for a total of 25 years. She was a member of St. Rita Council No. 64, the Ladies Lodge No.1686 Sons of Italy, the Catholic Daughters of America and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society.
Lena is survived by a daughter, Linda Kolp and her husband Edward of Hopwood; a grandson, Joseph Kolp and his wife Jennifer of Cincinnati, Ohio, a granddaughter Monica Ann Kolp and her fiancé Jason Mitchell of Uniontown; a great-granddaughter, Kaila Kolp of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Carmen Jordan of Connellsville; and two sisters, Mary Geyer of Mount Pleasant and Bette Wohlgemuth of Westlake, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Julia Renzi and Immaculate Jordan; six brothers, Ralephael, Joseph, Danny, Jimmy, Mike and Ralph Jordan.
The family requests no public viewing or visitation. A private blessing service will be held Thursday morning at 9:45 a.m. in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, followed by a Funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Rita R.C. Church with Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. The family requests any donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Basil the Great at Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown.
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Mrs. Mary Jordan, 38 years old, died last evening of typhoid fever at her home at South Brownsville.
Melford A. Jordan, 46, of Santa Susana, Calif., formerly of Connellsville, died unexpectedly Friday morning in his home. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Betty Fretts Jordan; three daughters, Donna Kay, Shirley and Joyce at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Jordan of 1008 Springfield Pike; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. (Loraine) Harper of Scottdale and Mrs. William M. (Virdna) Gould of Connellsville; and two brothers, Edwin N. and H. Edison of Connellsville.
Mrs. Melvin Jordan, 77 years old, died Friday night at her home near Mount Independence following a stroke. Her husband died about two years ago.
Mount Pleasant — Michael L. "Pete" Jordan, 87, of Center Avenue, Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Pete was born in Mount Pleasant, Nov. 25, 1914, a son of the late James Victor and Isabella Delligatti Jordan. Pete was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant and a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving with the U.S. Army's 1018th Engineer Treadway Bridge Co., attaining the rank of private first class. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Prior to his retirement, Pete was the owner and operator of Jordan's Beauty Shop in Connellsville for many years and was an instructor for Jordan's Beauty School for 10 years.
Pete leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Michael C. Jordan of Mount Pleasant, Rita C. Tofani Keros and her husband, George, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., Sandra R. Tofani Stohl and her husband, William "Flick" of Mount Pleasant, with whom he resided for the past five years, and Alfred P. "Sonny" Tofani and his wife, Cathy (Lind), of New Stanton; his eight grandchildren, Vicki L. Tofani, Amy Scott Leonard, Jill Kaczmarek Holtman, Sonya Tofani Connors, Tracy Kaczmarek Roy, Michael Jordan III, Phillip Tofani and Nicole Jordan; seven great-grandchildren, Corey, Adam, Alec, Alexis, Arianna, Brianna and Blake; one brother, John Jordan of Mount Pleasant; and one sister, Rose Rozell of Mount Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Ruby L. Killinger Jordan, who died Aug. 19, 1998; three sisters, Gloria Anthony, Carmella Varholla and Theresa Jordan; and one brother, Albert Jordan.
Pete's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home followed by his funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X RC Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Michael Matusak as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Mildred E. Jordan, 53, of Dawson, died Monday in the Latrobe area Hospital. She was born December 18, 1936 in Brier Hill, daughter of Lawrence and Mary Katherine Hall. She is survived by her husband, Donald; two daughters, Donna Lint and Mildred A Misiewcz, both at home; five sons, Andrew and Charles both of Maryland; George & Larry both at home and Lawrence of Leisenring; four brothers, Lawrence T. Hall of Elizabeth, Donald Hall of Smock, John of Leisenring, and Charles Hall of Lemont Furnace; three sisters, Evelyn Venchinisky of Mississippi. Sally Petko of New Salem and Loretta Jordan of Uniontown. Interment in Dickerson Run Cemetery.
* Died 9 Jan 1989
Mrs. Phoebe Jordan, 77, widow of Alex W. Jordan, a lifelong resident of Franklin township, died at her home near Tippecanoe at 1 a.m., Monday, March 24, 1930, following a prolonged illness. She is survived by three children: Mrs. Sadie Temple of Tippecanoe and Mary and Robert Jordan, both at home. A sister, Mrs. Margaret Pizzano of Grindstone and four grandchildren, also survive. Funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Pizzano, at Grindstone, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
JORDAN, PRESTLEY M., aged 55, well known and lifelong resident of Fayette County, died Saturday, January 13, 1951, at 2:50 p.m. in the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Gilleland of Front St. and Sixth Ave., Brownsville. In addition to Mrs. Mary Gilleland he is survived by a stepson, Joseph Sawyer of Maxwell; one step granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Alice Gilleland of Continental 2; four brothers, Charlie of Buena Vista; Emanuel of Tifton, Ohio; Austin of new Salem; Eli of Bitner. He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Sawyer Jordan in 1931.
Born May 26, 1884, in Franklin township, he was the son of the late Ausmond and Huldah Ann Livingston Jordan. He was employed by the Gilleland Coke Co., for the past thirteen years and twenty eight years prior by the Taylor Mines. He was a member of the Flatwoods Baptist church and U.M.W.A., Mammouth local No. 7909.
Friends are being received in the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Gilleland, Front St. and Sixth Ave., Brownsville, where brief services will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 1:00 p.m. followed by additional rites in the Flatwoods Baptist church with Rev. Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Family plot Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of the Kisinzer Funeral Home, Brownsville.
Raymond JORDAN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Following an illness of several months, Raymond Jordan, 16, died in Franklin township near Tippecanoe.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mary, a brother, William, both at home.
Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Kisinger funeral home at Brownsville. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
(Newspaper article dated August 28, 1938)
A former Brownsville district resident, Robert Jordan, Sr., 65, died Tuesday, May 11, in his home in Hollywood Fla. Mr. Jordan had been employed with the Frick Division of the U.S. Steel Corp. for 48 years. He held membership in Asbury Methodist Church and several Masonic orders.
Friends will be received from Saturday in the William E. Riggs Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
JORDAN, ROBERT, SR. — Age 65 years, formerly of Brownsville district, died Tuesday, May 11, 1965 at his home in Hollywood Florida. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, the F & A. M. Brownsville, the Pittsburgh Consistory and Syria Shrine, the Frick Veteran’s Association. He had been employed by the H. C. Frick Division of the U.S. Steel Corp. for approximately 48 years.
Surviving are his wife, Edith Mathies Jordan, three sons, Robert, Jr. of Hialeah, Fla., William of Laurel, Md., Vernon of Palm City, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Hays of Hollywood, Fla., Mrs. Ruth Ann Britt of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two brothers, John A. of Mt. Pleasant, William of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Edsall of Pittsburgh; nineteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the William E. Riggs Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant from Saturday until 2:30 P.M Monday the hour of service with Rev. Clark Derby officiating. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Robert L. Jordan, age 65 years, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, died in his residence Wednesday, July 24, 2002, with his family by his side. He was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1936, son of the late Albert Jordan and Mae Killingsworth Jordan. He was retired from Metal Processing of Brownsville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Cristen Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Shaffer Jordan, and five children: Stephanie Hartwell of Edgewater, Maryland, Matthew Jordan of Brownsville, Pa., Darcy Clark of Annandale, Virginia, Mark Jordan of Brownsville, Pa., and Kelly Jordan of Woodbridge, Virginia; two grandchildren: Joshua Clark and Katelyn Clark; and his faithful pet, Goblin. Brothers and sisters also survive.
Final arrangements by the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Robert Lee Jordan, Jr., age 35, a resident of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born January 28, 1973 in Hampton, Va. Rob was a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, in Fayette County, Pa., Class of 1991, and was employed as a corrections officer at SCI, Pittsburgh. He was an avid hunter and camper. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his sons and their involvement in wrestling, and watching daughter Prissy's acrobatics. He loved his pets: Buddy, Annie, and Mojo; singing and playing his guitar; and exploring the open road on his motorcycle.
Rob is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Melinda Sue Winning Jordan; two sons: Zachary and Elijah; one daughter, Sarah; his parents, Robert "Doc" and Rose Marie Ross Jordan; sister, Melissa Jordan Albright and nephews: Caleb and Gabriel; in-laws James and Hilda Winning; brother-in-law, Brent Winning and Erin; sister-in-law, Jamie Coleman and Alan and niece Ellarie; paternal grandmother, Kate Kennedy Welker, and maternal grandfather "Pappy Joe" Ross. He will also be sadly missed by many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his beloved maternal grandmother, "Meem" Annette Ross Melrose; paternal grandfather, J.C. Jordan, and step-grandfather John Welker
Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., Wednesday, June 4, 2008, from 7 to 9 pm; Thursday, June 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm; Friday, June 6 until 1 p.m., the hour of service in the funeral home, with Rev Lee Maley, officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Rita's Cemetery, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. Jordan Family Memorial Fund, c/o Frick Tri County FCU, 235 Pittsburgh St., Uniontown, Pa., 15401. Online condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sarah JORDAN died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
S. W. Jordan and son Melvin of the Connellsville-Vanderbilt Road returned home late Monday evening from the Shenandoah Valley, VA, where they attended the funeral service for the former's mother, Mrs Sarah Jordan. Mrs Jordan died Friday afternoon ( 10-06-1933) at her home in Mount Jackson from infirmities of old age. She was confined to her bed for 6 months. Mrs Jordan was in her 71st year. Daily Courier, Tuesday 10-10-1933, page 6
Death notice for Sarah Durbin Jordan, wife of Edward and widow of T. J. Kisner, of Uppermiddletown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 21, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.
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Mrs. Sarah Jane Jordan, 63, of Mount Braddock, died at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Uniontown Hospital after being admitted July 17 for treatment of injuries suffered when she fell off a hay wagon at her home. She sustained internal and spinal injuries and pelvis fracture. Mrs. Jordan was born in England March 12, 1883 and came to this country 61 years ago, settling in Mount Braddock, where she had resided since. She was a daughter of the late James and Mary Jane Lowden. She was a member of the Mount Braddock Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles Jordan; four sons and three daughters, James H. Adenhart and Carroll A. Barnett of Mount Braddock, Thomas A. Barnett of Uniontown and Ray L. Barnett of Fresno, Cal., three daughters, Mrs. Florence Stoll and Mrs. Priscilla Gordon of Mount Braddock and Mrs. Helen Harford of Fresno, Cal.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. There is one brother, John Lowden, of California, Pa. Friends will be received at the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, after 7 o’clock this evening until Sunday noon at which time the body will be removed to the Mount Braddock Methodist Church where the service will be conducted at 2 o’clock. Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Percy Cemetery.
Death notice for Stina Estella Jordan, of Uniontown, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 20, 1921. Complete text is not currently available.
South Connellsville — Thelma Jordan, 83, of South Connellsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Audrey Pierce. She was born June 3, 1926, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Skelley Eletcher. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church of 83 years.
She is survived by her husband, James Jordan, of South Connellsville, with whom she would have celebrated 64 years of marriage on Feb. 9; son, James Harry Jordan and his wife, Sylvia Mae, of Connellsville; daughters, Vivian Trout and her husband, Gene, of Connellsville, Louise Adars and her husband, Ron, of Smithfield, and Audrey Pierce and her husband, Thomas, of South Connellsville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Thelma was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her grandson, James Carl Jordan, in 2005; and sisters, Elsie Fagin and Susan Stagner.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville. Prayers of transfer will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Father Joseph E. Bonafed as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery
Thomas Paul JORDAN died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)
Thomas Paul Jordan two month old son of Mr and Mrs Fuller Jordan of Pechin died at the Connellsville Stae Hospital this evening ( 11-10-1927) at 5 o'clock.
The Weekly Courier Thursday 11-10-1927, page 6
Tillie M. Buttermore Jordan, 74, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and formerly of the Fairchance area, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in Rose Lane Nursing Home, Canal Fulton, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Oliphant Furnace, Pa., daughter of the late Samuel James Buttermore and Rose C. Miller Buttermore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Louis Jordan, Jr.
Tillie was an avid reader, crossword player, bingo player and loved crocheting and craft making. Tillie love and enjoyed socializing with her family, which she is survived by the following children, Cheryl Carr and husband, Keith of Lady Lake, Fla., Sherree Spurling and husband, John of Wellington, Ohio, Sheila Keteles and husband, Tim of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Timmy Jordan and wife, Donna of Daytona Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Danny Carr, Kelly Spurling, Laura Carr, Little Timmy Jordan, Billy Jordan, Sarah Keteles and Ryan Keteles; and one great-grandson, J. T. Carr. Also surviving are sisters and brothers, Betty Bealko of Nemacolin, Pa., Robert Buttermore and wife, Sandy of Roscoe, Pa., Samuel William Buttermore and wife, Jo of Dania, Fla., and Mary Phillips of Fairchance, Pa.; a special niece, Sharon Smith and husband, Rusty and family of Fairchance; and other loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., on Saturday, June 29, 2002, from 9 a.m. to noon, the hour of service, with the Rev. Terry Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Addison Cemetery, Somerset County, Pa.
Wanda Dorothea Jordan, aged 21 years, died of complications at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning in Memorial hospital at Monongahela. The deceased, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jordan, now of Monongahela, was born July 4, 1914, in new Salem. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Wilbur, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Thelma gore, Richmond, Va. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon in Bedout and Yohe funeral home in Monongahela in charge of Rev. C. H. Boyer, pastor of the Baptist church at that place. Burial will be in new Salem cemetery.
Death notice for Washington Jordan, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 16, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.
Wilbert Don Jordan, age 72, of Fairchance, Pa., died Thursday, February 6, 2003 in The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born May 27, 1930 in Fairchance, Pa., son of William Jordan and Lelia Rowan Jordan. Wilbert was retired after 34 years of service with Thorofare Markets and also worked as a volunteer at the Uniontown Public Library.
Surviving are his wife, Vietta Noakes Jordan; eight children: Barbara "Janie" Carter and husband, William, of Woodbridge, Virginia, Wilbert Charles Jordan of Fairchance, Pa., Marshall Jordan and wife, Linda, of Hampton, Virginia, Penny Vedadi and husband, Alan, of Potomac, Maryland, Christine Murin and husband, Kenneth, of Harrisburg, Pa., Lorie Davis and husband, J. Kirby Davis, of Dallas Texas, Carolyn Jordan of Fairchance, Pa., and Craig Jordan at home; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Dolores Ostrander of McKeesport, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 11, from 10 until 11 a.m. in Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Morgantown and West Fayette streets, Uniontown, Pa. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William J. Moull officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
William Clifford "Bill" Jordan, age 80, who was born in Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of the Metropolitan-Washington, D.C., area, United States Army Veteran of World War II, died Saturday, September 27, 2003 at his home in Lewes, Delaware. He is survived by six children from his previous marriage to Retha Miller of Hopwood, Pa.: Wm. Bruce Jordan, Pamela Jordan Carroll Anderson, Peggy Jean Jordan Lamborne, Douglas Archie Jordan, Robert Daniel Jordan and Jennifer Sue Jordan Yost; a sister, Ruth Ann Jordan Britt of Huntington Beach, California; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held in Delaware at a later date. Arrangements are by MELSON FUNERAL SERVICES OF LONG NECK, Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Delaware 19966.
William W. (Uncle Billy) Jordan Jr., 89, of 59 Coal St., Thompson No. 2, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital. He was born May 10, 1915, in Homestead, Pa., son of the late William W. and Marie Frye Jordan, Sr. He was employed by Luzerne Township as a truck driver (road maintenance) and was previously employed by Alicia Coke Yard as a dauber. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 314, the Dorie Miller American Legion Post No. 0824, New Salem, the Senior Action Council and the Republic Crosskeys Senior Citizens. He was also a former member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and westerns on television and was an avid Steelers, Pirates and high school football fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Jordan; and two sisters, Minnie Jordan and Edith Jordan Kirby. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Clara Sue Royster Jordan; five daughters, Paulette Jordan of Suitland, Md., Marsha Trent and her husband, Thaddeus and Brenda Jones her husband, Freddie, all of Camp Springs, Md., Willette Cope and her husband, Kerry and Melanie Baynes and her husband, Sylvester, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren, Candice and Camille Jones, Terence Jordan Trent and Kayla Copes; three brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Friends may call at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Cardale Road, on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., and may attend a funeral service at the church on Saturday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Richard Calloway. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Arrangements are by the LAW FUNERAL HOME, 135 Angle St., Brownsville, Pa.
Funeral services for Clarence Jose, popular East End resident, were solemnized at 2:30 Tuesday in the family residence, 304 Connellsville Street. Rev D. E. Minerd of Connellsville officiated, assisted by Rev. Alden J. Allen and Rev. T. W. Colhouser, of Uniontown. A male quartet sang three hymns, "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere", Rock Of Ages" and "Abide With Me." Burial was in Park Place Cemetery with the following close friends officiating as active pallbearers; John McDowell, William O'Neil, John H Foltz, Fred H. Hehls, Clark Nelson and Albert McCloy. Honorary pallbearers were; A. C. Worthington, Roger Laninger, Lewis Mitchell, J. Clyde Fike, Charles Hall and George A. Hackney.
White, male, age 5 months
Cause of death–an abscess
Died–17 Aug 1896, Beeson Works
Mother–Grace Villa Guseman
Joseph Jose, 65, died Tuesday morning, in his home at Coolspring, following a long five month illness. His wife, Mrs. Grace V. Guseman Jose preceeded him in death. He leaves two children, Omer at home and Mrs. Ethel Welch, of Connellsville Road. Two brothers, Jacob Jose, National Pike, West and Charles of Lemont; a half brother, William Fisher of the Hopwood Coolspring Road; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home. Rev. H. W. Van Valin, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.
The funeral service for Edward Joseph, 55, of 310 East Cedar ave., who died early Tuesday in Connellsville State General Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Brooks funeral home. The Very Rev. John Chromiak will officiate. Interment will be in Greensburg Memorial Park. A requiem service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. F. O. Eagles will conduct a service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a ritual by the L. O. O. Moose at 9 p.m.
Isaac JOSEPH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Isaac Joseph, 51, of 279 North Gallatin avenue, died at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 21, 1937, following a brief illness in Uniontown hospital.
Surviving are his widow, Anna Joseph; a daughter, Selma Joseph, Uniontown; his mother, Mrs. Mary Joseph, in Syria; a sister, Mrs. Mary Abdoo, of Uniontown; four other sisters and two brothers in Syria, and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Herald - April 23, 1937)
John Joseph, Sr., one of the oldest settlers of Monongalia county, died at his residence in Morgan township, at the age of 80 years. The farm on which Mr. Joseph died was settled in 1770, (one hundred years ago,) by his father. The deceased had lived on the farm from the time of his birth – 80 years – and has raised a large family of children, some of whom reside in the West, and all we believe, doing well. He has two sons, John and Oliver, residing in the West, while Jeremiah still resides on the old home place.
Michael Joseph, 52, of 19 Locust street, Uniontown, died suddenly Sunday night, at 6:30 o’clock of a heart condition. He was visiting at the home of Ellas Simon, 24 Dunbar street, when stricken. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Joseph, six children, Mrs. Rosalin Joseph of Uniontown; Mrs. Josephine Antoon of Uniontown; John Joseph of Edgewood Arsenal, N. J.; and George, Tanner and Cecelia Joseph at home and a sister, Mrs. Mary Simon of Uniontown. The body was to be removed this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haky funeral home to the St. George’s church auditorium where friends will be received.
Nassif Joseph, former resident of Connellsville, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at his home in Rowlesburg, W. VA., after a lingering illness. Surviving are a son, Joe Joseph, at home, and two brothers and one sister; Naemie Joseph of Connellsville, Mrs. Charles Ford of McCoy road, Springfiled township, and John Joseph of Uniontown. The body will be removed to St. George’s Church, Uniontown, Tuesday noon and lie in state there until 10 o’clock Wednesday morning when a funeral mass will be conducted. Burial will be in the Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown, with Funeral Director Milton V. Munk of Connellsville in charge.
Thomas Joseph, aged six months, died at the home of its parents at 77 Grant street, Friday. Funeral from St. John's Catholic church at 3 p.m. Saturday, and interment in Park Place cemetery.
William E. Joslin, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Fairchance and Uniontown, Pa., died suddenly Saturday in his residence in Sarasota. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church St., Fairchance.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—– October 25, 1905
Died—– October 28, 1995
Elizabeth T. JOY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Joy, 37, died at 9:25 p.m., Monday night, March 14, 1932, in her home, 52 East Fayette street. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Thomas, having also been preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Leonard Wandell. Two sisters, Mrs. Lena Howard and Mrs. Mae Whyel, both of Uniontown, survive, together with two brothers, William Thomas, of Uniontown, and George Thomas, of East Liberty. Funeral services will be conducted in the Ferguson Funeral parlors, 108 Morgantown street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in Sylvan Heights.
Mrs. James Joy, age 69 years, died at her home, 29 Franklin street, Wednesday night, January 9, 1929, at 11 o’clock after a lingering illness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Carmelia, Della and Michael Joy, all at home, Mrs. Henry Depre and Mrs. Lawrence Falcon, both of Uniontown. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Funeral services for Mrs. James Joy will be in the home, 20 Franklin street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodit officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:
|BEGLEY, JOSEPH||DEVANNY, JOHN (1st)||McCLARY, JAMES|
|BEGLEY, RICHARD||DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd)||McCLARY, THOMAS|
|CAHILL, PATRICK||DEVLIN, PATRICK||MITCHELL, JOHN|
|CAHILL, WILLIAM||DEWEY, ELMER||McCUEN, JAMES|
|CAVANAUGH, MARTIN||EAGAN, PATRICK||McCASHION, DANIEL|
|COPE, JOHN||HAY, DAVID||McGILL, ROBERT|
|COPE, ANDREW||HAY, WILLIE||SMITH, DANIEL|
|COURTNEY, PATRICK||KENNAN, JOHN||SHEAREN, DANIEL|
|COURTNEY, JOHN||JOY, JOHN X.||SHEAREN, JAMES|
|DAVIS, DAVID||MAUST, BARNEY||TURNEY, MILTON|
The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.
Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.
John X. Joy was only 23 years of age. He had been married about a year. He lived in Brown Row and his young wife is left without either relatives or support and has become insane through grief.
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MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.
Mine Inspector Duncan and Coroner Holbert were notified. The latter empaneled a jury consisting of John Thorndell of Uniontown, J. P. Stillwagon of Connellsville, N. J. Miller of Fairchance, and J. P. McCusker, George N. Hardy and William Holsing, of Dunbar. The arrived on the ground yesterday morning and were lowered into the mine on the trip at 8:45 o’clock. Besides the jury there were in the party Superintendents Hill and Lang, Mine Inspector Duncan, ex-Mine Inspector Keighley, C. J. Coll and George Whyel. The temperature in the slope ranged from 115o to 120o and caused the heavy weight jurors to perspire freely. The trip was side-tracked just above the lower flat layered by the dark waters of the dip beneath which six undiscovered bodies are supposed to lie concealed. These will not be recovered for a couple of weeks. This point is about 4,200 feet from daylight.
Leaving the slope, the party passed along No. 10 Flat. Evidences of fire were here manifested. Over a huge pile of coked coal and through water knee deep the party struggled to the mouth of No. 1 Butt. Down this butt it was evident the victims had vainly tried to escape. Passing through a canvas brattice between the flat and No. 1 Room, the party proceeded up the butt to No. 3 Room. Wading into this room through the sulphur deposit they came upon the first bodies. A halt was made to view the remains which had not been seen for nearly two years. The bodies were in a comparatively good state of preservation. The clothing upon them was not damaged. There were no evidences of starvation or any struggle. They appeared just as though they had lain down to sleep.
The first body was supposed to be that of John Cope. He lay face downward, his dinner bucket at his side with a loop attached to it such as miners use to carry them with. A few feet from him was the body of a boy. He lay on his face with his legs raised and bent at the knees. He carried a safety lamp and had evidently come from the face of No. 8 Flat, 600 or 800 feet away. The boys cap was found a few feet from him. The third body was identified as that of Elmer Dewey from the manner in which he wore his socks. He had taken off his shirt and wrapped it about his head, evidently fearing suffocation. He had his coat loosely buttoned about his shoulders. The jury put numbered tags on the bodies to indicate their position when found.
A man was left in charge of these bodies and the party proceeded to No. __ Room, by a cut through in the rib passed up the room about 76 feet to a cut through into No. 4 Room. In this cut through, with legs and arms outstretched and face upturned, lay the body of David Davis. He was the hero of several mine disasters in England and was once entombed nine days without food. His wife was the last to give up all hope of a safe return of her husband. He was identified by his beard and the white ducking trousers he wore. His face resented the most ghastly appearance of all the bodies.
Just within the room eight or ten feet from Davis were the bodies of two boys. One lay with his head resting in the lap of the other. The former body was identified as that of the faithful little trapper boy John Devanney. He held his safety lamp tightly grasped in his hand. As conjectured at the time of the explosion, it was he who warned the miners in the upper flat of their peril and fled from his door with them until over taken and suffocated.
A little further on the party came upon the bodies of fourteen men. Some sat reclining against the rib as though they had seated themselves to canvass prospects of escape. Others lay with faces buried in the floor where they sought to get the last breath of air and keep off the deadly black damp which was slowly but surely suffocating them. Others again had apparently made one supreme effort to cast off the fatal lethargy. They had risen to their feet only to topple over again and fall upon some comrade who had sooner succumbed. Fathers, sons and brothers lay where they had fallen. This awful spectacle was viewed and the bodies numbered as the others.
The party then went up the flat to the face. Here six bodies were found and three dinner buckets with dinners intact. This was the farthest point from means of egress and also the fire. It would seem that only the strongest of the men reached this point. It was the last place the death laden gasses penetrated. Foot by foot the occupants were driven back, until her they were confronted by an impassable barrier of solid coal. They retreated to the wall and then died. None of these bodies were identified. A loaded wagon stood on the track with Nick Beighley’s check, No. 31 in it. After marking these bodies the same as the others the party returned to the slope. At the lay-off near the slope was a loaded trip with a mule still hitched to it.
The party reached daylight again at 10 o’clock, reeking with perspiration and sick with horror. Mine Inspector Duncan and several workmen remained in the mine to prepare the bodies for the coffins. In No. 10 Flat, no slate rock had dropped from the roof. None of the bodies were disfigured in any way by falls. The faces of most of them are unrecognizable, the skin being tanned almost black by the action of the sulphur water in which they lay for some months. They will be brought out this morning. Coffins were taken into the pit and the remains are being coffined there and prepared for burial. The bodies are so decomposed that the most careful handling is necessary to prevent them from falling to pieces. Most of the bodies were identified by the coal checks in their pockets. The coroner’s jury adjourned to meet at 8 o’clock this morning. The inquest will probably be concluded today.
The 23 bodies found are supposed to be the remains of the 23 men and boys who were known to be in Flat No. 8 on that eventful 16th day of June. Their names follow: Patrick Devlin, Martin Cavanaugh, John Joy, John Devanney, Robert McGuill, Richard Beighley, John Cope, Andrew Cope, David Davis, Thomas Davis, Patrick Cahill, William Cahill, Patrick Courtney, John Courtney, John Mitchell, John Devanney (boy), Daniel Smith, Thomas McCleary, James McCleary, Elmer Dewey, John Kennan, Daniel McCashion. The bodies down the slope are probably those of James Shearan, Milton Turney, Joseph Beighley, William Hay, Patrick Eagan and James McCuen.
The disaster was one of the most remarkable on record. A body of fire damp had been released by the opening of a bore hole and this had been ignited from the lamp of a trapper boy. The explosion set fire to the brattice and soon the pit was a seething mass of flame. David Hayes and Daniel Shearen were killed by the explosion. Their bodies were recovered at once. The men in the left heading escaped by Ferguson slope. Those in the right heading were cut off by the fire in the slope. A brave and determined effort was made to rescue them by driving a cut-through from the Mahoning mine adjoining. After 17 days of feverish toil on the part of the rescuers and tearful anxiety on the part of the relatives of the entombed miners an entrance was effected and the mine penetrated as far as No. 8 Flat, where 1 of the men were known to have been working. No traces of them were found and the party were driven back by the smoke and flames. The mine was then ___ and sealed up in order to subdue the fire. After several months the mine was opened again and the work of recovering the bodies began. The work has been kept up un___ ever since. It is estimated that the company has spent upwards of $100,000 in this work.
The mine was thought to be safe to enter on Monday and an attempt was made by Inspector Duncan, Superintendent Hill and others ______. The party penetrated No. 8 Flat which Keighly and his party were forced to abandon on July 2nd, 1890. They found the bodies of three mules and Dan Shearan’s dog. The dinner buckets of the men were found just as they had left them with their contents almost perfectly preserved. But there was no trace of the men. They did not think it safe to penetrate to No. 10 Flat, where they then supposed the men to be. Mine Inspector Duncan is satisfied that the men met their death by suffocation.
Notes from contributor:
Body No. 9 –John X Joy; lace shoes with leather laces; no lamp; check No. 32 in pocket; silver open face watch in coat pocket. Identified by check and watch
Kenneth Richard Joy, 31, of Dunbar, died this morning. He was born October 12, 1945, in Connellsville, a son of Edward and Leona Shoemaker Joy. He is survived, in addition to his parents by his wife, Linda Nebraska Joy; two stepsons, Richard and Kevin Rechenberg; one brother, John Joy of Youngstown, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Bartholow of Dunbar.
JOY—Friends of Kenneth Richard Joy of Dunbar who died Thursday, April 7, 1977, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gerald Michel officiating. Interment in Franklin Cemetery.
Leona J. Joy, 90, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Popson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
A peculiar accident happened at Bluestone quarry on Tuesday about noon that resulted in the death of Michael Joy and perhaps the fatal injury of Patrick Ryon and an unknown Italian. The three men were employees at the quarry. They were standing on a rock drilling a hole to put in a blast, when suddenly the rock gave way and rolled down the hill, which is very steep at that point. The men were carried along. When the huge rock swung loose from its holdings it started many other rocks to roll down the hill. The three workmen rolled about 50 feet and were covered by the masses of rock and dirt. A number of other workmen hastened to their rescue. Joy died a few minutes after being taken out. He was terribly crushed. Ryon can hardly recover and the Italian is very seriously injured. Joy was a single man about 25 years of age. The other two are married. About a year ago a similar accident happened at Bluestone by which two men lost their lives.
Mrs. Minnie Joy, 88 of Dunbar, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday in Blairsville. She was born October 19, 1873 in Dunbar, a daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Hardy Martin. Surviving are three sons, Robert Lowry of Republic and George Lowry and Edward Joy of Dunbar; eight grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be there at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Edward L. Joyce, age 89, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2011 in the Lafayette Manor. He was born October 17, 1921 in Cambria, Pa., the son of the late Edward Leo Joyce and Edith McGowan Joyce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gertrude 'Eileen' Murphy Joyce, sisters: Margaret Norton and Bridget Kalich and a brother, Patrick Joyce. Edward was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church. He was an United States Veteran service in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was a member of the VFW Post 47, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 51. He was a dedicated educator, teaching for 34 years in the Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana. While teaching he also worked in the Steel Mill for 30 years with Inland Steel and 4 years with U.S. Steel. He loved Gardening and playing Golf. He is survived by his loving sons: Edward L. Joyce Jr. and wife Susan of Los Alamos, New Mexico and James M. Joyce and wife Lisa of Union town; his loving granddaughter, Megan; brothers: Paul Joyce and wife Betty Lou of Highland, Indiana, Joseph Joyce of Valparaiso, Indiana and Robert Joyce and wife Sue of Taylor, Michigan; Nephew, Reverend Father Patrick Kalich of Crown Point, Indiana; sister-in-law, Lois Murphy of Uniontown; many other loving nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning until 9:00 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church with Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at Graveside.
Gertrude "Eileen" Murphy Joyce, age 84, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. passed away, Tuesday evening January 1, 2008 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born on June 6, 1923 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin Murphy and Gertrude Moore Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James B. Murphy. Eileen was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown. She enjoyed pottery and loved to play the organ. Dedicated to her family, Eileen was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, and sister. Eileen is survived by her beloved husband, Edward L. Joyce, of Uniontown; her loving and devoted sons: Edward L. Joyce, Jr., and wife, Susan, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and James M. Joyce and wife, Lisa, of Uniontown, and her granddaughter, whom she loved and cherished, Megan. She is also survived by her sisters: Lois A. Murphy, Mary F. Kane, both of Uniontown, Patricia Robinson and husband, Thomas, of Hinckley, Ohio, and several loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday morning, January 5, 2007 until 9 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be said, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as Celebrant. Interment follows in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown.
Death notice for Thomas Joyce appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 28, 1909. Complete text is not currently available.
Robert G. Jubin, Sr., age 66, of Smock, Pennsylvania passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 in Johnstown at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Stephanie. Robert was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on February 12, 1944 the son of George and Opal Smell Jubin. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania. He graduated in the Class of 1962 from Uniontown Area High School and the California University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1966. He was a retired secondary teacher in the Uniontown Area School District. Robert owned and operated Wood Hue. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother in infancy; and his aunt, Ethel Jubin. He is survived by two sons and two daughters: Robert "Robb" G. Jubin, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Jonathan W. Jubin and his wife Stephanie of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Jamie Jubin-Ng and husband Mark of Alexandria, Virginia, Laurie-jo Zentkovich and her husband Richard of Johnstown and their mother, Bernadette Jubin; fifteen grandchildren: Justin, Candace, Jennifer, Jessica, Eddie, Jason, Zachary, Jacob, Austin, Zoey, George, Zane, Sammy, Trenton and Jaxon; a great granddaughter, Bailey; and a brother, Donald Jubin and his wife Janet of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania on Monday, August 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, August 31, 2010 until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rufus Peer, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Betty Whetsel Junick, 73, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Chester and Helen Kuhn Whetsel. She was a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by her husband, Edward Junick; one daughter, Mrs. George (Patricia A.) Gross of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2; two grandchildren, Amy Traynor and David Gross; two brothers, Lawrence F. Whetsel of Rockwood and Ed Whetsel of Connellsville, R.D. 2; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a funeral mass at 1 p.m. in the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Visitation Parish Cemetery.
Mrs. Agnes Junk, aged 65, wife of John Junk of North Union township, died yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home near Bethelboro from a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home. Interment in Laurel Hill United Presbyterian cemetery. Rev. Clutter of the Laurel Hill church will officiate. Mrs. Junk is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. Eleanor Bryson, Mrs. Nettie Arnold, Mrs. Bette Oglevee, Thomas, William and Harry Junk.
David Junk, 82 years old, one of the oldest residents of Fayette County and a prominent farmer of Franklin Twp, died Saturday afternoon at his home near Elm Grove of the infirmities of old age. He was the son of Samuel P. and Rebecca Conn Junk and was born in Franklin Township, May 15, 1839. He was educated in the common schools of the township and after completing his course taught school for four years. He later engaged in farming. Mr. Junk was an elder in the United Presbyterian church at Laurel Hill and had held different offices in the township. May 24, 1866, he married Miss Catherine Snyder, a daughter of the late Henry and Barbara Galley Snyder of Vanderbilt. He is survived by his widow, and the following children; Anna B., Martha, Ella, Samuel P., Mary and Charlotte all at home. Mr. Junk was a member of the Fayette County Farmers Club and well known in Connellsville and vicinity.
DIED— On the 2d inst. at the residence of her son in law, (Mr. John Larimer,) Dunbar township, Mrs. Elizabeth Junk in the 93d year of her age. She was a woman possessed of a strong mind, and remarkably clear ideas, exhibiting a freedom from childishness and caprice seldom met with at her advanced age; a very agreeable and instructive companion, the generous interest she took in the affairs of those around her, convinced the warmth of her feelings, and of the goodness of her hart, but it was the blessed religion of the gospel such a calm and holy light around the evening of her days, pure and unsophisticated faith in the Redeemer, led her always to the foot of the cross and her hopes firmly fixed on the rock of ages remained unshaken to the last. While contemplating the forsaken clay, the words of Balaam forcibly occurred to the mind "let me die the death of the righteous, and, let my last end be like theirs."
Following an illness of paralysis, John H. Junk, a well known resident of Fayette county, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Bryson, at Bute. He had been ill since last Sunday. Mr. Junk was born in Dunbar township, September 13, 1844, a son of Thomas and Nancy Heasel Junk. He was educated in the common schools of Fayette, and November 16, 1871, married Miss Agnes R. Dunn, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Dunn of Franklin township. To the union six children were born, all of whom survive. They are, Mrs. Ellen B. Bryson, Bute; Mrs. Nancy Arnold, Dawson; Mrs. Kate Oglevee, Trotter; Thomas S. Junk, Denver, Col.; Harry Junk, Charleroi; William P. Junk, Uniontown. Three sisters, Mrs. William Bryson, Mrs. Susan H. Smith and Mrs. Maggie Bryson, all of North Union township, also survive. The deceased was a member on the Laurel Hill Presbyterian church. Funeral services from the home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, followed by interment in the Laurel Hill cemetery.
Rebecca JUNK died in 1873. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)
JUNK--October 15, 1873 at her residence in Fayette county, Pa., Mrs. Rebecca Junk. widow of S.P. Junk in the 70th year of her age. "Write blessed are they who die in the Lord"
Genius of Liberty Oct 30 1873
On Tuesday night the 17th inst., at his residence in North Union township. Robert Junk, aged 86 years.
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Wylie Junk, 81 years old, a widely known resident of Franklin Twp., died at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning at her home at Laurel Hill of complications following a lingering illness. Mrs. Junk, who was preceded in death by her husband, Ashbel F. Junk on April 16, 1922, and one son, Dr. James L. Junk of Connellsville on May 20, 1934 is survived by four sons, Robert F. Junk of Franklin Township, Ewing Junk of Brownsville, Roy A. Junk and William W. Junk at home, and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Junk was a life-long member of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and was long associated with the ladies Missionary Society there. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home. Rev. W. F. McGee will officiate. Interment will be made in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
War Department announces names of the following district soldiers killed in action in the European area: Cpl. John A. Balaban, Connellsville,; Pfc. Harold K. Cobb, Brownsville; Pfc. Harry O. Evans, Scottdale; Pfc. Vito M. Graziano, Jr., Dunbar; Pfc. Raymond H. Grummer, Fayette City; Staff Sgt. John J. Juran, East Millsbore; Pvt. Harry C. Mathis, Connellsville; Pvt. William H. Rankin, Brownsville; Pfc. Emil W. Sadlek, Mather; Capt. James W. Williams, Dunbar.
Stella C. Jurella, 76, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, April 25, 1996, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born March 20, 1920, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Catherine Novotny Ponko Sr. She was a former cook at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Baltimore, Md. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Mount Pleasant and a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church of Mount Pleasant and the Transfiguration Rosary Society. She is survived by three brothers, Jerome and Bernard Ponko of Mount Pleasant and Edmund Ponko of Norvelt and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Paul Jurella in 1973; two sisters, Mary Evon and Bernardine Ponko; three brothers, John, Joseph Jr. and George Ponko. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery. The Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity or to the Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant, in memory of Mrs. Jurella.
John JUROSCO died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
John Jurosco, 65, died in the home of his son, Steve, at Footedale, January 3, 1933. Death was due to complications.
Surviving are the following children: Steve of Footedale; Frank, Lambert; Mrs. Mary Curlanis of McKeesport; Joseph, Lambert; Andrew of Maryland; Mrs. Louise Onderko, McKeesport; Irene and Agnes, at home.
Funeral services, for which arrangements have not yet been completed, will be held in the home of a son, Joseph, House 65, Lambert.
David R. Justice, a former resident of Smithfield, died at his home at Evans City Friday night. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Justice.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 2
Contributed by Ruth Sprowls <ruthsprowls at windstream.net>