Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


bullet Thomas J. KABULISH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

Kabulish Services
Funeral services for Thomas J. Kabulish will be solemnized at 9:30 o'clock Friday, with a brief ceremony at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kabulish, New Salem followed by additional services in St. Procopious R.C. Church in charge of Fr. J. J. Skrak. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Military service will be conducted at the grave in charge of member of Veteran of Foreign Wars.
(Handwritten..Genius-Aug 20, 1931)


Joseph F. KACHMARIK (1916-1994)

Joseph F. Kachmarik, retired brick layer

   Joseph F. Kachmarik, 77, of Connellsville, formerly of Latrobe, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, at Highlands Hospital and Health Center, Connellsville. He was born Aug. 1, 1916, at Bunola, a son of the late George and Anna Kosovsky Kachmarik. He was a member of the Holy Family Church, Latrobe. He was veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired self- employed brick layer, and was a member of the BPO Elks 907, Latrobe. Surviving are one daughter, Lucanne M. Kachmarik of Williamsburg, Va.; and one niece. He is predeceased by his wife, Julia Moretti Kachmarik; four brothers, George John, Andrew and Paul Kachmarik; and one sister, Mary K. Diss. There was no visitation. Private services and interment were held Saturday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1994

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Albena Kaider KACMAR (1912-2006)

   Albena Kacmar, 94, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, in the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Center, Boardman, Ohio, where she made her home for the past two years. She was born on January 27, 1912, in Keisterville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of Thomas and Julia Kaider. Her parents, beloved husband, Stephen Kacmar, and brothers John, Stanley, and Joseph Kaider, preceded her in death. Albena was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown, and of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

   Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Jim Kacmar and wife, Brenda, of Salisbury, N.C., and Donald Kacmar and wife, Donna, of Canfield, Ohio; sisters: Sophie Marsol, of New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., and Louise Skurski, of Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren: James Kacmar, Jr., Angela Kacmar Felts and husband, Keith, Jonathan Kacmar, Travis Kacmar and wife, Rebecca; and great-grandchildren; Michael Felts and Brianna Felts.

   Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, November 4, 2006, until 10 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Father Micah E. Kozoil, officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd's Foundation - Boardman Staff Appreciation Fund, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown, Ohio, 44515.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, November 2, 2006

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Anna KACMAR (1884-1960)

KACMAR, ANNA— Aged 76, a resident of R.D. 4, New Salem Road, for fifty-seven years, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday, September 8, 1960, following an extended illness. She was a member of the St. Mary’s R.C. Church and First Catholic Slovak Union. She was born April 27, 1884 in Nanticoke. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Sr. and these children, Joseph, Mrs. Joseph (Joan) Kowatch, Mrs. Ronald (Katherine) Farrish and Mrs. Ben (Martha) Mueller, Detroit, Mich.; Frank, Warren, O.; Stephen, Edward, Paul and Andrew Jr., Uniontown; Mrs. Ferdinand (Mildred) Spoljarick, Masontown; Raymond, New Salem; thirty grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., after 2 p.m. Saturday, until Monday at 8:30 a.m., when prayer service will be held, followed by Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s R.C. Church. The Rt. Rev. John Blazic will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 9, 1960, page 29, column 7

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Kathleen A. KACMAR (1961-2008)

   Kathleen A. Kacmar, age 47, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2008, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., after a long battle with Crohn's Disease. She was born March 19, 1961, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the beloved daughter of Raymond A. Kacmar and Grace LaMonica Kacmar. Kathleen graduated in 1979 from Uniontown High School. Following graduation, she attended the now former Uniontown Beauty Academy. Kathleen spent her life as a hairdresser in Uniontown and for 16 years in Alexandria, Virginia, where she specialized in hair replacement. In 2004, Kathleen returned to Uniontown to be closer to her family and friends.

   Left to cherish her memory, in addition to her parents, are her sister, Carol Collins, of Uniontown, Pa.; brothers: David Kacmar, of Newboro, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Michael Kacmar, of Alexandria, Virginia; and her Godson, Maximus Roberts, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

   Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., today, July 9, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, July 10, 2008, until 10:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. in Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Father Peter Peretti, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Family requests that donations be made in Kathleen's memory to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation in hope that all others who suffer from this disease may have hope. They may be mailed to: 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10016, on the web at www.ccfa.org


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, July 9, 2008

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Paul Lewis KACMAR (1919-2010)

   Paul Lewis Kacmar, age 91, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania died peacefully at the Hillside Manor Personal Care Home on Friday July 16th, 2010. Paul was born on January 22, 1919 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, son of Andrew Kacmar Sr. and Anna (nee Fiffik) Kacmar. Paul was a member of Saint Mary Nativity Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown and also a member of the Holy Name Society of Saint Mary's Parish. He attended Stony Point School on the New Salem Road. Paul proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He served with the 716th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division as Technical Sergeant 4th Grade (Tec4) Med. Tank Crewman where he drove medium tanks, operated tank radio and guns and did minor repairs on tanks. He earned the Expert M1 Rifleman accommodation and kept a day by day journal of company activities, some of which were published in his hometown newspaper. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and earned three Bronze Stars and Bronze Service Arrowhead on the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. He also received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon with three Overseas Service Bars. He was also awarded the Purple Heart as well as the Bronze Star. Paul was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 in Uniontown and the American Legion, Hopwood Branch 103. He was a retired automobile mechanic, working for over 50 years at his trade. He was owner and operator of the Hopwood-Speedway Garage, formerly located in Hopwood, Pennsylvania then relocated on Hopwood- Fairchance Road. Paul enjoyed small game hunting and gardening and was a member of the Izaak Walton League. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Moonlighter's Bowling League at Manor Lanes for many years. Paul was also a member of The Knights of Columbus.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter (infant) Paula; brothers: Joseph and wife Rose (Detroit, Michigan), Stephen and wife Albena and Edward "Buzzy" (Uniontown), Frank (Warren, Ohio); sisters: Joan and husband Joseph (Kowatch), Catherine and husband Ronald (Farrish) and Martha and husband Bernhardt (Mueller) all of Detroit, Michigan, infant Margaret (Uniontown) and Mildred and husband Ferdinand (Spoljarick) of Masontown, Pennsylvania. Surviving are: his wife of 68 years, Natalie (Kucela) Kacmar; a daughter, Madelyn (Cindric) and husband Jay of Uniontown; brothers Raymond and wife Grace of New Salem, Pennsylvania and Andrew Jr. of Uniontown; sisters-in-law: Mary (Reading, Pennsylvania) and Jean (Warren, Ohio); and many nieces and nephews.

   Friends will be received at the CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania today (Monday, July 19th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. then on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 until 9:30 a.m. when Prayers of Transfer will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary Nativity Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Micah Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Saint Thomas Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Footedale, Pennsylvania where Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 will accord Military Rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Uniontown Public Library, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401 in Paul's name. A "Special Thank You" to Hillside Manor caregivers and hospice nurse Becky for being so patient, caring and attentive toward Paul. A Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 3:30 p.m.


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

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Raymond A. KACMAR (1923-2011)

   Raymond A. Kacmar, age 88, of Newboro, Fayette County, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in the Golden Livingcenter, Uniontown, Pennsylvania with his loving Family by his side. He was born on Thursday, February 22, 1923 the son of Andrew Kacmar and Anna (Fiffik) Kacmar in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Raymond was a member of the Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church in New Salem He was a retired Roofer with Bennett Roofing Company and the owner/operator of Kacmar Roofing Company. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a Charter Member of the Newboro Indians where he was past President. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 in Uniontown, the American Legion Post 753 in New Salem where he was a past Commander and a member of the Roofers and Waterproofers Union Local No. 37.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kathleen Kacmar; brothers and sisters, Joseph Kacmar, Joan Kowatch, Catherine Farrish, Steve Kacmar, Martha Mueller, Edward Kacmar, Paul Kacmar, Frank Kacmar, Mildred Spoljarick and an infant sister, Margaret Kacmar. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Grace LaMonica Kacmar; daughter and two sons: Carol Collins of Uniontown, David Kacmar of Newboro, Michael Kacmar of Alexandria, Virginia; and his brother, Andrew Kacmar of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

   Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pennsylvania today, April 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, April 4, 2011 until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Father Peter L. Peretti as Celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home this evening at 7:30 p.m. Military Rites and Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 753 of New Salem.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, April 3, 2011

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Albert KACZMAREK (1911-1995)

ALBERT KACZMAREK

   Albert Kaczmarek, 84, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 25, 1995, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born April 25, 1911, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Antoni and Mary Kwiatkowski Kaczmarek. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Melba Jean Zeman Kaczmarek of Mount Pleasant; one son, Richard R. “Dick” Kaczmarek of Fishkill, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; one great- grandson; one sister, Betty Yancik of Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Rita Demos in 1976; a grandson, Christian Demos in 1978; five brothers, Michael, Joseph, Frank, John and Stanley Kaczmarek; and four sisters, Josephine Kaczmarek, Pearl Dropik, Verna Miscovich and Cora Fox. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Mount Pleasant, from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Timothy V. Sweigart officiating. Private interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 27, 1995

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Jack E. KAERCHER (1923-1994)

Jack E. Kaercher

   Jack E. Kaercher, 71, of Chalk Hill and formerly of Brentwood died Monday, August 8, 1994, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born April 13, 1923, in Brentwood, Pa., son of the late Elmer L. and Beatrice Matchett Kaercher. Mr. Kaercher was the retired Director of Standard Properties for Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania. He is survived by an uncle, Jack Matchett, of Aliquippa. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1994, at 11 a.m. in Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, Farmington, Pa., with Rev. Clifford E. Buell officiating. Arrangements are under direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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bullet Arpad G. KAIL died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Arpad G. Kail, aged 65, former Uniontown banker and one of the best known
citizens of Uniontown, succumbed in the Uniontown Hospital at 12:30 Friday
morning, August ? 1937, from a complication of disease.  Mr. Kail entered
the hospital late night.
Mr. Kail engaged in his own banking business for almost 20 years in this vicinity.  He later retired to devote his entire time to his personal affairs.  He spent his declining years in the Kail residence, 45 Walnut street.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Kail, he is survived by the following children:  Albert A., Anna, Mrs. Eugene Brashear, George, of Detroit, Margaret and Fred.  He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Kail, of this city, an Amelia Joscak, formerly of Pittsburgh, and now of Los Angeles, Cal., and two brothers, Louis, Washington, D.C., and Fred, of Portland, Ore.
(Herald - Aug 5, 1937)


Aaron KAINE (1814-1854)

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

Aaron Kaine

White, male, 40 years old, farmer
   Cause of death–Typhoid Fever
   Born–1814, Fayette Co.
   Died–August 4, 1854, Redstone Twp.
   Spouse–Cassander Kaine
   Father–Samuel Kaine
   Mother–Rachael Kaine


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA —Fayette County Death Register 1854 Book 1

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David Watson KAINE Stone  (1893-1918)

DAVID WATSON KAINE

   David Watson Kaine, 26 years old, only son of Mrs. Patti G. Kaine of Uniontown, died Saturday at his home in Roslyn Place, Pittsburg, following a six weeks’ illness of inflammation of the heart. The body was brought to Uniontown last night and removed to the Kaine home. Mr. Kaine married Miss Elizabeth Hopwood, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hopwood of Uniontown. In addition to his widow, he is survived by one child, his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Green and Mrs. Robert Keith Neilson, the latter of Philadelphia.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 11, 1918, page 2, column 4

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Eliza Jane Irvin KAINE Stone  (1823-1894)

   Death notice for Eliza Jane Irvin Kaine appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 5, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.


Information obtained from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library
and the Estate Book 2 1884-1894, page 243

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George Burd KAINE Stone  (1854-1904)

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GEORGE B. KAINE DEAD

Well Known Uniontown Attorney Died
At Markleton This Morning.

   George B. Kaine, one of the best known lawyers at the Fayette county bar, died this morning about 6 o’clock at the markleton Sanitarium, where he had been for some time in the process of gaining relief from Baugh’s disease. While Mr. Kaine had been in poor health for some time, his death was not generally expected and the news of it came as a shock to his many friends throughout the county. George B. Kaine was born May 25, 1855, and took his preparatory course at Bethany, W. Va., -----, Philadelphia and Hopkins Grammer School, and then entered Yale College. He read law under the preceptorship of George W. Biddle, Esq., of Philadelphia, and was admitted to the Fayette county bar in 1889, and upon the decease of his father, Hon. Daniel Kaine, succeeded to a large share of his father’s practice. Subsequently, he was admitted to practice in the Allegheny county courts and in the State and Federal courts. In politics he was a Democrat, but was never elected for office. Mr. Kaine was for a number of years, a director on the National Bar of Fayette County in Uniontown and the Yough National Bank of Connellsville and served for several years as the president of Youghiogheny Bridge Company of Connellsville. He was married in October, 1886, to Patti A., daughter of the late Judge Samuel A. Gilmore. There were born to them three children, Gwenthleen Hoge Kaine, David Watson Kaine, and Eleanor Lee Kaine.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, February 26, 1904, page 1, column 2


   The Fayette County Bar Association will attend the funeral of George B. Kaine to be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon in a body. For many years, Mr. Kaine had been a member of the body, yet he was not an active practice. The interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Dr. Frederick E. J. Lloyd, rector of the Episcopal Church. May friends of the family are here from a distance. Charles I. Kaine is the only member of the family now left.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, February 29, 1904, page 1, column 6

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Lyman Potter KAINE Stone  (1865-1879)

LYMAN POTTER KAINE

FOUND DEAD IN HIS BED AT BRUNSWICK HOTEL

   Died at the Brunswick Hotel at 9:30 o'clock, Tuesday, August 24, 1879. For three days he suffered greatly and was part of the time confined to his room. Monday night friends stayed with him, at intervals he took irrational spells. The next morning the doctor called at 8 o'clock and found him alone, but no worse than the night before. When the doctor left, he advised the hotel proprietor to keep a watch on the patient and said he would return soon. The doctor called again at 9:40 o'clock and found his patient dead in bed but still warm. No one was with him when he died, his brother, Charles, having gone to Markleysburg and George B. being in New York. Both were immediately called home. Lyman was the youngest son of the late Daniel Kaine and was 32 years old. He has lived in Uniontown all of his life except for a year or two spent doing newspaper work in Pittsburgh and New York. In the latter place he was connected with "Daily American" the Tammany newspaper until it ceased to exist. Funeral this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of George B Kaine, Mt. Vernon Avenue, Uniontown.


Fayette Facts, Local scraps and other clippings, 1881, page 72

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bullet Mary Anica KAINE died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)

DIED
At the residence of her father, in this place, on Sunday morning, April 27th, 1862, of consumption, MARY ANICA, daughter of Daniel and Elisha J. Kaine, in the 13th year of her age.
The deceased was an only daughter, dearly beloved by her relatives and companions, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was amiable, intelligent and cheerful: a devoted daughter , an affectionate sister, an agreeable companion. Great indeed is her loss to that home of which she was the light, and to that circle of which she was the life. The sufferings of a protracted and painful illness, she bore with a fortitude unusual in one of her years. To her Death was not the King of Terrors. She approached eternity's threshold, not with dread and trembling, but like one who " draws the drapery of his couch around him and lies down to pleasant dreams." She lived innocently, she died peacefully, and now, secure from the perils of life, she enjoys in full fruition those immortal joys reserved for " the pure in heart."
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., May 1, 1862.
Vol. 2., No. 13, pg 5, col. 4.


Patti Gilmore KAINE Stone  (1863-1920)

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MRS. GEO. B. KAINE DIES

   Mrs. Patti Gilmore Kaine, widow of George B. Kaine, died Sunday afternoon at 6:15 o’clock in the Woman’s College hospital, Philadelphia, as the result of a complication of diseases from which she has suffered for some time and which for the past two weeks have been acute. Mrs. Kaine’s body arrived home last evening and was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. A. W. Bliss, of West Main street. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday by Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter’s Protestant Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Kaine was a communicant, at an hour to be selected today. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Kaine was the youngest child of the late Judge and Mrs. Samuel A. Gilmore of this city and was married October 14, 1886, to the late George B. Kaine of this city. They had three children, Gwenthleen, now Mrs. Raymond W. Green of New York; David Watson, deceased, and Eleanor, now Mrs. Robert Keith Neilson of Philadelphia, soon to move to Uniontown where Mr. Neilson is now located as freight agent of the Pennsylvania railroad. In addition to Mrs. Green and Mrs. Neilson, Mrs. Kaine is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor A. Mason, Mrs. A. W. Bliss, both of Uniontown. By birth and marriage connections, two of Fayette county’s oldest and most prominent families, here, will be mourned by a large group of lifelong friends.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 1920, page 8, column 5

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Thomas KANE, Sr. ( -1918)

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   Thomas Kane, Sr., 47 years old, died yesterday at the home of his son, Austin J. Kane, in Uniontown. The funeral Monday from St. John’s Catholic church in Uniontown, with interment in St. Aloysius cemetery, Dunbar. Mr. Kane was a member of Division No. 8 of the A. C. H. of the bar. The following children survive: Patrick, of Lemont; Mrs. John Cassidy, of Shoaf, and Austin J. Kane of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 24, 1918, page 2, column 7

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Valentine KAINE ( -1906)

   Death notice for Valentine Kaine appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 17, 1906. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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bullet John KAISER Sr. died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

John Kaiser, Sr., aged 67, of Revere, died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 5, 1938, in the Uniontown hospital following an illness of a complication of diseases.  He was a well-known resident of the Revere (Uledi) locality.

Surviving are one son, John, Jr.; four daughters, Mary, at home; Mrs. Emma Petish, wife of John Petish, of South Uniontown; Mrs. Wilma Eppinhimer, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Paul Post, of Fredericktown, and one brother, Michael, of McKeesport.

Funeral plans are incomplete.


bullet Joseph KAISUS died in 1936. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KAISUS, JOSEPH
Brief prayer for Joseph KAISUS in the home, House 22, Thompson No. 1, at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning is to be followed by requiem mass in Holy Rosary R. C. church, Republic, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. A. J. BALOK.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Herald  Tues.  9-15-1936


Jacob G. KAKLE ( -1865)

KAKLE— In Larelle County Illinois, May 12, 1865, at the residence of Joseph Woodward, his brother in law; JACOB G. KAKLE, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., in the 53d year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, June 1, 1865, Vol. V, No. 17, page 2, column 7

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bullet Sophia KALAFUT died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

SOPHIA KALAFUT
Sophia Kalafut, aged five years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kalafut, House 122, Searight, died at 12:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 1, 1935, in the Uniontown Hospital. Besides her parents she is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Steve, Mike, Nick, George, Jr.; John Helen Kalafut, all at home; Anna Kalafut, New York; and Mrs. Peter Schultz, Searight.
Following brief services in the family residence Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock additional rites will be conducted in St. Mary's G. C. church, New Salem, in charge of Rev. Fr. Knapik. burial in the church cemetery.
(Herald 1/2/35)


bullet Frank KALBA ( -1937)



Crash of an automobile at the intersection of Routes 51 and 711, near Perryopolis late Saturday night, causing the death a few hours later of a Star Junction youth, claimed the lives last evening of two more occupants of the ill-fated machine.
Frank Kalba, aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kalba of Star Junction, suffered a fractured skull and succumbed in the Uniontown Hospital shortly after midnight Sunday morning.
The other victims:
Bruno DeLasta, aged 21, of Charleroi, who died at 11 o'clock last night in the Connellsville State Hospital of internal injuries.
William Cucura, 23, also of Charleroi, who succumbed last evening to a fractured skull and other injuries in the Brownsville General Hospital.
A fourth passenger in the car, John Carley, 19, of Charleroi, suffered minor scalp lacerations and was taken home Sunday morning after receiving treatment in the Connellsville Hospital.
Police said the car failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection of the two main highways and overturned after crashing into an embankment.  The victims wee extricated from the wreckage and taken to the three hospitals by two passing motorists and the Blair ambulance from Perryopolis.
DeLasta and Cucura never regained consciousness after being admitted to the Connellsville and Brownsville hospitals, respectively.  Members of the families of both victims were at the bedside when death ensued last evening.
The fourth passenger in the car, John Carley, probably escaped with his life when he was thrown clear of the wreckage.
Kalba was a popular member of the younger set in the Star Junction Perryopolis vicinity.
The four youths were enroute to Connellsville when the tragic mishap overtook them on the curve.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 10, 1937, page 1, column 7
continued to page 4, column 1

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Joseph M. KALEITA (1936-2002)

Kaleita, Joseph M.
Chalk Hill

Joseph M. Kaleita, 66, of Deer Lake, Chalk Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, in The Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 15, 1936, in California, Pa., the son of the late Joseph P. and Mary Ann Panak Kaleita. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Farmington, a retired real estate broker with the Paul Sprowls Agency in Uniontown, and a member of the Uniontown School District and Uniontown Vo-Tech Authorities. Mr. Kaleita also held membership in the B.O.E. Elks Lodge 370, Uniontown. Survivors include his wife, June McConnell Kaleita; three children, Joanne Kaleita of Yemessee, S.C., Jean Kaleita of Pittsburgh, and Jacqueline Kaleita of Yemessee, S.C.; two sisters, Constance J. Troxel of Damascus, Md., and Annette Kaleita of California. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, until 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church with the Rev. Paul Whalen as celebrant. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, % Warner Center, 332 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October, 2002

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Mary A. KALEITA (1905-2001)

   Mary Ann Panak Kaleita, 95, of California, Pa., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born on Nov. 13, 1905, in Daisytown, Pa., daughter of the late Adam and Anna Psotka Panak. She was a lifetime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church of California, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kaleita on April 12, 1969. Surviving are three children, Constance J. Troxel of Damascus, Md., Joseph M. Kaleita of Deer Lake, Pa., and Annette Kaleita, at home; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at a time to be announced, followed by a Funeral Mass at a time to be announced, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church of California, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Mark Skertich as celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 2001

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Lena May KALINA Stone  (1907-1974)

KALINA, LENA MAY—Age 67, a resident of 250 Cleveland Ave., died Saturday, September 14, 1974 in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 16, 1907, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Smith and Lida McDowell Collins. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia, of Union town; two sons, Walter Saylor of Uniontown and Leroy Saylor of McKeesport; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Helen Pritts all at home; one brother, Mr. Henry Collins of Kingwood, West Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest H. Kalina in 1970. The family will receive friends in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. John A. Buckley, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 16, 1974, page 29, column 7

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bullet George KALINCHAK died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

George Kalinchak, 73, died Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock following an illness of two months in the Fayette County home. 
Funeral services will be announced later.


bullet Andrew KALMAN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

ANDREW J. KALMAN,
PERRYOPOLIS, DIES
FROM PNEUMONIA

Andrew J. Kalman, 42 years old, died at 9:15 o'clock this morning at his home at Perryopolis from double pneumonia. He had been ill about a week.
Mr. Kalman, a lifelong resident of Perry township, was employed by the Washington Coal & Coke Company at the Star Junction plant in his younger days. For the last 12 years, he conducted the newspaper agency and a confectionery store at Perryopolis and at the same time was employed by his brother, Joseph A. Kalman, as a meat cutter.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Kalman, five daughters and two sons. The children are: Mary, Elizabeth, Matilda, Helen, Cecelia, John and Cyril all at home. Joseph A. Kalman and John Kalman, both of Perryopolis, are brothers. Three sisters, Mrs. Peter Cossel of Connellsville, Mrs. Martin Katrinak of Perryopolis, and Mrs. Michael Hacala of Detroit, Mich., also survive.
Mr. Kalman was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Perryopolis, the Catholic Slovak Sokols No. 25, and Branch No. 275, Catholic Union, of Star Junction. He was commander of Group No. 3, Catholic Sokols, consisting of 120 subordinate lodges. He was a past president of Lodge No. 25 and had held virtually every office in the society.

Connellsville Daily Courier
March 20, 1931


bullet Catherine KALMAN died in 1924. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

CATHERINE KALMAN Obituary

The funeral service for Mrs. Catherine Kalman, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Katrinak of Perryopolis, Saturday at 12 o'clock, was held this morning in the St. John's Catholic Church at Perryopolis, with the Rev. Rocisky, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kalman was 76 years of age at the time of her death that was attributed to a stroke of paralysis. She is survived by three sons and as many daughters. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Perryopolis and was held in big hesteem (sic) by all that knew her.

Connellsville Daily Courier
November 10, 1924


bullet Miss Margaret KALMAN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

FUNERAL FRIDAY
FOR PERRY GIRL

The funeral for Miss Margaret Kalman, 18 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kalman of Perryopolis, who died Tuesday in a Detroit, Mich. hospital will be held tomorrow afternoon. The cortege will meet at the parental home at 1 o'clock. The service will be held at 1:30 o'clock at St. John's Roman Catholic Church at Victoria with Rev. Father S. P. Simko, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Connellsville Courier
June 4, 1931


bullet Robert Stephen KALMAN died in 1930. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(68)

KALMAN BABE DIES

Robert Stephen Kalman, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Kalman of Perryopolis, died this morning at 7 o'clock, aged four days. Besides the parents, there are two brothers; John and Cyril, and six sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Matilda, Helen, Margaret, and Cecelia. The funeral service will be conducted at St. John's Roman Catholic Church there Wednesday by Rev. S.P. Simko. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Connellsville Daily Courier
December 30, 1930


Charles R. KALMANEK Stone  (1921-1995)

Charles Kalmanek

   Charles R. (Kal) Kalmanek, 74, of Uniontown, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1921, in York Run, the son of the late Steven P. and Mary Gregor Kalmanek. “Kal” was a graduate of South Union High School, Class of 1939, Indiana State Teachers College, Class of 1943 and the University of West Virginia. He taught for 35 years in Fayette County – Point Marion High School, Uniontown High School and the Fayette County Area Vo-Tech School. After an early retirement from business education, he was employed in industry. Charles was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, BPO Elks 370, Winnebago-Itasca Travelers and Family Motor Coach Association. Surviving are his wife, Joanne Sleighter Kalmanek; two children, Charles R. Kalmanek Jr., and his wife, Sarah of Short Hills, N.J., and Scott P. Kalmanek of Hermitage, Pa. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, on Friday, Nov. 24, 1995, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995, from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. David F. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek Cemetery, Mill Run, Pa. The family suggests … balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Alex KALMUNSKI ( -1965)

KALMUNSKI, ALEX— Age 73 years of Pt. Marion, R. D. 1, died at his home Tuesday, April 6, 1965. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired Coal Miner. Friends will be received in the Richard B. Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion after 7 o’clock this evening, until Thursday at 2 p.m., the hour of the service. Interment will be in the Little Arlington Section of Evergreen Memorial Park. Military Rites at the graveside.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 7, 1965, page 19, column 8

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Beulah M. KALP (1912-1975)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Beulah M. KALP

Date of Birth

June 25, 1912

Date of Death

March 29, 1975

Date of Service

Wednesday, April 2, 1975

Service held from

Brooks Funeral Service
Connellsville, PA.

Officiating

Mt. Calvary U. M. Church Clergy
Rev. Boyd Scott
Rev. Richard Fogle

Place of Interment

Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.
111 E. Green St.,
Connellsville


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Caton H. KALP (1908-1994)

   Caton H. Kalp, 86, of Jones Mills, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 1994, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law. He was born March 31, 1908, in Melcroft, a son of the late Andrew Payne and Elizabeth Caton Kalp. He was a former construction foreman for Latrobe Construction and Vipond and Vipond. He was also self-employed in the timber business. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a former member of the Donegal Grange and a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Saltlick Twp. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Beulah Cramer Kalp; a son, Vernon Kalp; a granddaughter, Karen Sue Kalp; a brother, Walter Kalp; and five sisters, Velva Parker, Jennie White, Ida Brown, Clara Stahl and Wilma Kalp. He is survived by seven sons, Elton Kalp of Mt. Pleasant, Arnold Kalp of Latrobe, Allen Kalp of Stahlstown, Thomas, Fred and James Kalp, all of Acme, and Wayne Kalp of Friedens, Pa.; six daughters, Mrs. J.C. (Shirley) May of Mill Run, Mrs. Wayne (Margaret `Peg') Brown, Mrs. Lynn (Louise) Keslar and Mrs. William (Dianna) Hoffer, all of Acme, Mrs. Byron (Julia) Donovan of Titusville and Mrs. Donald (Judy) DeFilippo of Mt. Pleasant RD5; a nephew whom he raised, Frank Snyder; 43 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Jess Kalp of Acme and William Kalp of Rockwood, Pa.; and three sisters, Nell Stahl of Rockwood, Edna Ritenour of Champion and Mrs. Albert (Flossie) Musgrove of Greensburg RD2. Friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will take place Tuesday in the Calvary United Methodist Church from noon until 1 p.m., the hour of funeral services with the Rev. Gale Boocks, the Rev. David Huey and the Rev. Thomas Kroll officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Saltlick Twp.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October, 1994

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Charles L. KALP (1913-2007)

Charles L. Kalp
Mt. Pleasant

Charles Leroy Kalp, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Mt. Pleasant Township, son of the late Charles R. and Nellie (Blank) Kalp. Mr. Kalp was retired from the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Kecksburg. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, and was an avid hunter and fishermen. He served 20 years as a volunteer for the Fish and Boat Commission. He also was a past member of the Greater Mt. Pleasant Layman Association. He was an outstanding gardener and canner of fruits and vegetables and enjoyed playing his harmonica for his family. He is survived by a son, Vernon L. Kalp; a daughter, Virginia L. Kalp, both of Mt. Pleasant; three granddaughters, Melissa Donovan and husband, Tom, and Maria and Celena Kalp, three great-granddaughters, Sara Kalp Donovan, Emily Paige Donovan and Julie Maria Donovan; and a brother, Lloyd D. "Nook" Kalp, of Pleasant Unity. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sara E. (Seighman) Kalp; daughter-in-law, Virginia (Villagomez) Kalp; a grandson, Marc Lee Kalp; four sisters, Luella Ford, Grace Whipkey, Loretta Kalp and Laura Keck; and one brother, Oliver Wayne Kalp. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 730 Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard L. Hartman officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment in Green Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Kalp's memory may be made to Mt. Pleasant Meals on Wheels.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 12, 2007

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Danielle Leah KALP (1961-2012)

DANIELLE LEAH KALP
(Died October 31, 2012)

Danielle Leah Kalp, 50, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 18, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, to Donald L. and Nellie (Jones) Kalp. Danielle was a 1979 graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School. She was employed at The Grasso Greenhouses and Floral Design Gallery for more than 32 years, as a designer of live plant arrangements and all-around Girl Friday. Danielle was an integral part of the daily operations at Grasso’s, her artistry, empathy and humor were valued, and she will be much missed by her friends there. She will also be missed by many in the community who were touched by her consideration and friendship over the years. Prior to joining Grasso’s, she worked at Mt. Pleasant Floral for several years. Danielle has always been a “plant person”, learning the love of planting and growing from her paternal grandfather, Oran D. Kalp, and from her dad. She enjoyed designing and planting numerous beds of mixed plants on the family property and helping others with both plants and ideas. She was a big fan of crossword puzzles and learned a great deal over the years from researching answers. She loved old movies and shows and had a select collection of audio books and performances that she greatly enjoyed. She loved vintage clothing, which she wore with flair and style. She also loved chocolate, especially her mom’s “cold” hot chocolate! And, she learned the skill and art of baking from Mom. Her dry and quick wit was a hallmark of her personality. Her affection for her family and friends was generous and deep. She had a special relationship with her nieces, Vanessa (Wolak) Supko and Emily Keefe; nephews, Daniel Wolak, Zachary Kalp and Seth Kalp; and a very special love for her one-year-old grandniece, Alexandria Supko. Danielle was preceded in death by her father, Donald. She is survived by her mother, Nellie; two brothers, Dirk Kalp, of Mt. Pleasant, Derek Kalp (Kelly Keefe), of State College, and their children, Emily, Zachary and Seth; and four sisters, Daria Morris (William) of Connellsville, Denise Kalp, of Harrisburg, Donnie Kalp, of Mt. Pleasant, and Diane Wolak (Vincent), of Scottdale, and their children, Vanessa (Steve Supko), of Scottdale, and their child, Alexandria, and Daniel Wolak and companion, Jessica Fesh. All of her family and her friends will miss her very much. We will miss her courage and tenacity as she mounted her two-year fight against cancer, and we will miss her grace and strength as she faced these final weeks. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville. A funeral service and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Brad Adams, Mt. Pleasant Church of God, officiating. A private interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit http://www.martuffifuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research or hospice.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 2012

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Dean KALP (1923-1968)

DEAN KALP

   Dean Kalp, 45, of Trenton, N. J., died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday while at work at the Fairless plant of U. S. Steel Co. at Fairless Hills, after suffering a heart attack. He was born May 20, 1923, at Indian Head, a son of Mrs. Etta Meyers Kalp Miller of Indian Head and the late Philip Kalp, and had lived at Indian Head before moving to Trenton 14 years ago. He was a mill-wright helper at the steel plant. A World War II veteran, he was a member of the Lutheran Church in Trenton. Surviving in addition to his mother are his stepfather, Smith Miller of Indian Head; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sara Margaret) Tinkey of Blairsville, R. D. 1, and Mrs. Harry (Velmarene) Swallop of Champion, R. D. 1, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip, June 25, 1956, and a brother, Kenneth, May 8, 1949.


KALP— Friends of Dean Kalp of Trenton, N.J., formerly of Indian Head, who died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1968, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Brooks Funeral Home at Indian Head, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Dr. G. Marion Smith officiating. Interment in Sparks Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 5, 1968, page 15, columns 7 & 8

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Earl H. KALP (1914-2010)

Earl H. Kalp
Jones Mills

Earl H. Kalp, 96, a lifelong resident of Jones Mills, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Jones Mills, a son of the late John H. and Mary (Shaffer) Kalp. Prior to his retirement, Earl worked as a timberman and was the Donegal Township Supervisor for 20 years. He also worked at Robertshaw Controls for 12 years. Earl was a member of Mt. Nebo Church of God and was a former Trustee of the church. He was a member of Marion Lodge No. 562 F&AM, the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, the Consistory of Altoona, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest No. 66, and the Syria Shrine. He also had been a member of the Jennerstown Sportsman Association. Earl is survived by a son, Tim Miller and wife, Winona, of Hershey; two grandchildren, Luisa Miller, of Harrisburg, and Alicia Miller, of Hershey; and several nieces and nephews. Earl was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Earl was predeceased by his wife, Mae (Shafer) Kalp, in 2000; and three sisters, Margaret Stull, Mildred Rimel and Helen Rimel. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Ron Schaeffer officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery. The Marion Lodge No. 562 F&AM will conduct a service at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Elton Eugene KALP ( -1997)

   Elton Eugene Kalp, 65, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 4, died Tuesday August 19, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise "Peggy" Ulery Kalp; three sons, Kerwin E. Kalp of Hammondsville, Ohio, Daren E. Kalp of Georgetown, Pa., and Brett G. Kalp of Mount Pleasant; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six brothers; Arnold Kalp of Latrobe, Allen Kalp of Stahlstown, Thomas, Fred and James Kalp all of Acme, and Wayne Kalp of Friedens, Pa; and six sisters, Mrs. J. C. (Shirley May of Mill Run, Mrs. Wayne (Margaret "Peg) Brown, Mrs. Lynn (Louise) Keslar and Mrs. William (Dianna) Hoffer, all of Acme, Mrs. Byron (Julia) Donovan of Titusville and Mrs. Donald (Judy) DeFilippo of Mount Pleasant R. D. 5. Friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and until 10 a.m. Friday.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, August, 1997

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Gertrude Critchfield KALP (1898-1995)

Gertrude C. Kalp

   Gertrude Critchfield Kalp, 96, of Melcroft died Thursday in her home. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kalp Ritenour and her husband, William, with whom she made her home in Melcroft; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Critchfield Compton of Riviera Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Irene Critchfield Phillippi of the Washington, D.C., area; eight grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, today until 1:30 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 24, 1898
   Died—– August 31, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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J. Paul KALP (1916-2002)

J. Paul Kalp
Jones Mills

J. Paul Kalp, 86, of Jones Mills, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. He was born May 21, 1916, in Saltlick Township, a son of the late Morrison B. and Lilley Hellein Kalp. He was employed by Mesta Machine Co. in Homestead for 22 years, and was president of the Laurel Highlands Telephone Co. in Stahlstown for 43 years. He was a 1934 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, a graduate of St. Vincent College in 1938 with a pre-law degree, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in 1942 with a law degree and from LaSalle with an accounting degree. Paul was a member of Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Donegal, Marion Lodge 562 F&AM, Scottdale, Coudersport Consistory, a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of Connellsville Elks Lodge 503, a former member of the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club and former member and president of the Donegal Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louraine Snyder Kalp; a son, Dr. Theodore O. and his wife, Maryann (Shea) Kalp, of Indian Head; a daughter, Donna Sleek and her husband, James, of Jones Mills; seven grandchildren, Debra Brown, Kenneth Kalp, Kelly Crawford, Kimberley Fratto, Michele Breakiron, Marcus Sleek and Bethany Mazey; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. At Paul's request, there will be no visitation or services. Private interment was in Donegal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Paul's memory to the Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Donegal, or the County Line Church of the Brethren, Champion. Arrangements by the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Donegal. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 23, 2002

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John M. KALP ( -1919)

JOHN M. KALP

   John M. Kalp, 90 years old, died Sunday night at the home of his son, George Kalp, near Champion, following an illness due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Kalp was a farmer virtually all of his life and was widely known in and about Champion. He is survived by the following children; George Kalp, near Champion; Irwin, John and Philip Kalp, Champion; S. C. Kalp and D. C. Kalp, Indian Head and one sister, Mrs. Alonzo Fenton of Mount Pleasant. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home, followed by services in Mount Calvary church. Interment was made in Mount Calvary cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 4, 1919, page 2, column 2

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Judson L. KALP (1898-1977)

JUDSON L. KALP

   Judson L. Kalp, 78, of Jones Mills died Monday evening. He was born September 28, 1898, in Champion, a son of the late Phillip C. and Henrietta Bennett Kalp. He was a resident of the Champion-Jones Mills area all his life. He was a partner in Kalp’s Garage of Jones Mills for many years and after his retirement continued to be associated with the garage. He worked with the Ration Board during World War II. He was a member of the Valley Brethren Church. Surviving are two brothers, Ward Kalp of Dravosburg and Daryl Kalp of Jones Mills. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Lelia K. Hess and Miss Lula Kalp, and three brothers, Marion, Edwin and Weimer Kalp.


KALP— Friends of Judson L. Kalp of Jones Mills who died Monday, June 27, 1977, will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Jerald Radcliffe, the Rev. Paul DeHaven and the Rev. Ron Reed officiating. Interment in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 28, 1977, page 3, columns 5 & 6

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Kenneth S. KALP (1917-2011)

Kenneth S. Kalp
Jones Mills

Kenneth S. Kalp, 93, a lifelong resident of the Jones Mills/Donegal area, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home. He was born June 3, 1917, in Champion, a son of the late Lavan and Cora (Hess) Kalp. Prior to his retirement, Kenneth was the caretaker for the Pike Run Country Club for 40 years. He was a member of County Line Church of the Brethren in Champion and the Laurel Mountain Senior Citizens in Donegal. Kenneth enjoyed several hobbies, including raising Christmas trees, traveling with his wife, gardening, hunting and fishing. Kenneth will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family, his wife, Edna P. (Shoenberger) Kalp; his children, Maxine Bartlebaugh and husband, William, of Homer City, and Kate Smith and husband, Drue, of Rockaway, N.J.; his stepchildren, Patricia Albright, of Donegal, and Allan Rugg and wife, Ann, of Dayton, Md.; his grandchildren, Miranda Hofelt, of Oak Park, Ill., Aaron Hofelt, of Port Matilda, William Bartlebaugh and wife, Bridget, of Huntingtown, Md., Kelly Bartlebaugh Brown and husband, Bruce, of Baltimore, Md., Joshua Garodnick, of Somerset, N.J., and Jason Garodnick and wife, Cheryl, of Morris Plains, N.J.; his stepgrandchildren, William Albright, of Windham, Ohio, Kathy Keffer and husband, Dale, of Hubbard, Ohio, and Barbara Tasker and husband, John, of Amelia, Va.; his six great- grandchildren; his four stepgreat-grandchildren; and his son-in-law, William Hofelt Jr., of Huntington. Kenneth was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was predeceased by his first wife, Bertha V. (Shaffer) Kalp; his daughter, Janet Hofelt; his stepson, George Rugg Jr.; his sisters, Elizabeth Wilders and Rhoda Keller; and his brothers, Donald, Boyd, Aubrey and Russell Kalp. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Barry Conn officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Saltlick Township. Memorial donations may be made to County Line Church of the Brethren, 1411 County Line Road, Champion, PA 15622, in memory of Kenneth S. Kalp. To sign the on line guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 3, 2011

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Marc Lee KALP (1974-2002)

Marc Lee Kalp
Mount Pleasant, R.D.6

Marc Lee Kalp, 27, of Mount Pleasant, R.D.6, died suddenly Sunday, July 14, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 5, 1974, in Mount Pleasant, the son of Vernon L. and Virginia (Villagomez) Kalp of Mount Pleasant, R.D.6. He was employed as a construction worker. He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, a graduate of Southmoreland High School and had attended Westmoreland County Community College and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Charles Leroy and Sara E. (Seighman) Kalp of Mount Pleasant; three sisters, Melissa Donovan and her husband, Thomas, of East Hampton, Mass., Celena A. Kalp of North Hampton, Mass., and Maria R. Kalp of Mount Pleasant; three nieces, Sara, Emily Paige and Julie Marie Donovan; and an aunt, Virginia L. Kalp of Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant, Thursday from 10 until 11 a.m., at which time his funeral service will begin, with the Rev. Richard L. Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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Morris B. KALP (1892-1987)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Morris B. KALP

Date of Birth

November 10, 1892

Date of Death

August 15, 1987

Date of Service

Tuesday, August 18, 1987

Service held from

Brooks Funeral Service
Connellsville, PA.

Officiating

Rev. Kermit Jones
Rev. Robert Anschuetz
Rev. Dr. G. Marion Smith

Place of Interment

Donegal Cemetery

Funeral Conducted by

Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.
111 E. Green St.,
Connellsville


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Robert D. KALP (1917-2004)

Robert D. Kalp
Mount Pleasant

Robert D. Kalp, 86, of Mount Pleasant, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his residence, with his family at his side. He was born Feb. 8, 1917, in Davistown, Saltlick Township, a son of the late Clyde B. and Goldie Mae Welsh Kalp. Bob was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the Class of 1935. He was a life member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 868, Mount Pleasant, and was its past exalted ruler. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society and was a life member of the Hecla Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of the former Kiwanis Club of Mount Pleasant and its district governor. He was also a member of the Mount Pleasant Firemen's Club. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Prior to retirement, he was the owner of Kalp Real Estate and Insurance of Mount Pleasant and previously was the owner of the Kalp Coal Mine and was also a coal broker. He will be sadly missed by friends and family and his memory will be cherished by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy M. Wicks Kalp; his son, Robert D. Kalp Jr. and wife, Andrea L., of Greensburg; a daughter, Renee M. Hollis and husband, Paul, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, Dale Zeglin, Leo Zeglin Jr., Bobbi Jo Kalp, Jaclyn Kubinec and Jarrette Kalp; three great-grandchildren, Dale Zeglin Jr., Salem Jordan Zeglin and Zachary Robert Zeglin; two brothers, Richard Kalp and wife, Mary, of Quakertown, and Charles L. Kalp and wife, Dorothy of Mount Pleasant, R.D.5; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Ethel Miller Kalp. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, where his funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard L. Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Joy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa. 15601.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 7, 2004

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Sara E. KALP (1914-2002)

Sara E. Kalp
Mount Pleasant

Sara E. Kalp, 87, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. Born Dec. 12, 1914, in Hammondville, Bullskin Township, she was a daughter of the late Henry W. and Hazel (Washabaugh) Seighman. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant and a retired employee of Frick Hospital. Sara was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Mount Pleasant Meals on Wheels. Prior to her retirement, she was a registered nurse at Frick, Charleroi and Uniontown hospitals. She was a graduate of German Township High School, Class of 1933, and Frick Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1936. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Charles Leroy Kalp; a son, Vernon L. Kalp and wife, Virginia, of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Virginia L. Kalp of Mount Pleasant; four sisters, Ruth Jean Hall of Greensburg, Dolores Early and Doris Hough, both of Connellsville, and Marlyn Sullivan of Thompson, Ohio; three granddaughters, Melissa Donovan and husband, Thomas, of East Hampton, Mass., Celena Kalp of North Hampton, Mass., and Maria Kalp of Mount Pleasant; and three great-granddaughters, Sara, Emily Paige and Julie Marie Donovan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Marc Lee Kalp, on July 14, 2002; and four brothers, William Henry, Crawford Freeman, Donald Eli and John Robert Seighman. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Richard L. Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mount Pleasant Meals on Wheels.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 4, 2002

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Theresa E. KALP (1961-2009)

Theresa E. Kalp
Finleyville

Theresa E. (Holt) Kalp, 47, of Finleyville, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1961, in Staten Island, N.Y., a daughter of the late Jack I. Holt and Marianne Holt Battaglini. Surviving are her companion, Dempsey Welsh, of Finleyville; a brother, Daniel Vincent Holt and his wife, Judy, of Ohiopyle; a sister, Jennifer Caulkett and her husband, Steven, of Smock, Pa.; her paternal grandmother, Margaret E. Holt, of Ohiopyle; and several nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Bonomo officiating. Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Verna KALP (1910-1995)

Verna Kalp

   Verna Kalp, 85, of Melcroft, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, in the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born June 11, 1910, at Indian Head, Pa., a daughter of the late Alva and Elizabeth Shaffer Meyers. She attended the Douglas Business School in Connellsville and was a retired secretary of the Babcock Lumber Company at Champion and earlier had been employed by the Koppers Coal Company at Melcroft. She was a member of the Indian Head Church of God and its Women’s Society of Christian Service. She also taught various Sunday School classes for many years. She was also a member of the County Line Church of the Brethren Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Garnet) Shaffer of Acme, Pa.; two grandchildren, Ronald W. Shaffer of Stahlstown, Pa., and Mrs. Gary (Bobette) James of Acme, Pa.; five great-grandsons, Ronald Shaffer II, Christopher Shaffer, Craig Shaffer, Justin James and Jared James. She was predeceased by her husband, Hunter J. Kalp, Oct. 31, 1961; a daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Kalp, Oct. 7, 1957; and a brother, Emmett Meyers, Oct. 13, 1988. Friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, Route 711, Melcroft, Pa., from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Indian Head Church of God, at which time services will be held with the Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Champion, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November, 1995

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Virginia V. KALP (1945-2005)

Virginia V. Kalp
Mt. Pleasant

Virginia V. "Ginny" Villagomez Kalp, 59, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in Excela Heath Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. "Ginny" was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Saipan, a daughter of the late Vicente and Roselia Castro Villagomez. She attended the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, and was formerly employed by Davis Supermarket in Greensburg and County Market in Mt. Pleasant, where she was the manager of the seafood department. She is survived by her loving family; her husband, Vernon L. Kalp, of Mt. Pleasant; her three daughters, Melissa Kalp Donovan and her husband, Tom, of Mt. Pleasant, Maria R. Kalp, of Mt. Pleasant, and Celena A. Kalp, of Northampton, Mass.; her three grandchildren, Sara, Emily and Julie Donovan; her father-in-law, Leroy Kalp; and her sister-in-law, Virginia L. Kalp, of Mt. Pleasant. She is also survived by her six brothers, Manny, Pete, Ben, Joseph, Raymond and John; and her six sisters, Toni, Connie, Diana, Frances, Rita and Florence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Marc Lee Kalp, in 2002; her two sisters, Anna and Maria; and her mother-in-law, Sara Seighman Kalp. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional viewing will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, the time of service, in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God with Pastor Charles W. Yost officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 27, 2005

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W. A. KALP ( -1903)

SEVENTY PERSONS KILLED IN DUQUESNE LIMITED WRECK
PASSENGERS SCALDED TO DEATH
IN A CROWDED SMOKING CAR.

Big Atlantic Type Engine Struck Pile of
Lumber and Terrible Disaster
Followed at Laurel Run.

THE DEAD AND INJURED ARE BROUGHT HERE.

Two Well Known Young Connellsville Men and Father C. E.
Feinello of Italian Catholic Church Among the Dead.
Pitiful Scenes at the Wreck and on the Relief Train
Coming Up to Connellsville.

The Dead and Injured.

DEAD. Charles Langford, Wilmerding, Pa.
The list of dead, as identified at the J. Edgerly, Butler, Pa.
  morgues of J. E. Sims, J. S. Stader Richard D. Ducett, Baltimore, Md.
  and Morris & Co. at 2 o’clock this Charles M. Grey, Baltimore, Md.
  afternoon are as follows: J. Twilly, Brooklyn, N. Y.
C. A. Wilson, Connellsville, Pa., Herbert Homes, Emelton, Pa.
  identified this morning. C. L. Heater, Assistant Division
Leo Wubbeler, Beaver Falls, Pa.   Engineer, Hazelwood, Pa.
Prospera Francesko, Allegheny A. G. Protzman, residence unknown.
James W. Coakley, Rochester, Pa. Gesso, an Italian.
M. Myerowitch, Johnstown, Pa. Unknown Chinaman
T. J. Farman, Philadelphia, Pa. Jesse Hines, Tarbora, N. C.
Walter Stewart, Camden, N. J. F. B. Nolker, Eldridge, Md.
Geo. F. Rhein, Baltimore, Md. Chas. M. Wagner, Berkeley Springs,
John K. Powers, Cumberland, Md.   W. Va.
M. K. Smith, E. S. Goldsmith and John H. Willis, Pittsburg, Pa.
C. A. Feinnello, Connellsville. Charles K. Stendorf, residence
W. A. Gaed, Agent C. V. R. R.,   unknown.
  Martinsburg, W. Va. Charles M. Zepler, Philadelphia, Pa.
Harold B. Morrison, 131 Flowers W. A. Kalp, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.
  street, Pittsburg. S. S. Roush, B & O employee
J. Wade Shupe, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Alfred C. Bannard, Pittsburg, Pa.
G. J. Winkler, a member of the fire J. W. Martin, Hancock, Md.
  department, Westmont, Pa. John Adams, Addison, N. J.
William Sheedy, Patterson Creek, John Simon, Hungarian, New York.
  W. Va. Unknown Slav.
Carmine M. Mitchell, Rochester, Pa. J. W. Keczner, Cumberland, Md.
Joseph Grey, Brooklyn, N. Y. James Fox, residence unknown.
E. Reynolds, York, Pa. Joseph ------, residence unknown
S. E. Good, McKeesport, Pa. Fifteen dead still unidentified
Joseph Shelhaus, Rochester, Pa.
J. W. Ketzner, Cumberland, Md. INJURED.
G. W. Biser, Berkeley Springs, Edward Keffer, Somerset, Pa.;
  W. Va.   fatally.
B. Murray, Pittsburg, aged 12 years. Harry Devlin, Connellsville and
Joseph Cook, fireman, Glenwood, Pa. Cumberland; serious.
Louis Helgroth, conductor, John Brownlee, North Braddock;
 Cumberland, Md.   slight; left for New York last night.
William Thornley, engineer, Thomas Dom, baggagemaster; head
  Glenwood, Pa.   cut; went to home in Pittsburg.

   The most appalling disaster in the history of the Pittsburg Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad occurred at Laurel run, two miles west of Dawson, last evening. Sixty-eight passengers and three trainmen were killed in a mad plunge of the Duquesne Limited on a sharp reverse curve, caused by some heavy timbers falling from a west-bound freight train to the east-bound track, along which the Limited was speeding at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Forty-three passengers met instant death or were cooked by hissing steam escaping from engine No. 1465. Five passengers died on the relief train between the scene of the wreck and the Connellsville station. Eight passengers and Conductor Helgroth died at the hospital. The scenes

Harrowing Scenes.

at the wreck were harrowing. Half a hundred passengers, most of them English speaking, were literally cooked alive in the smoking car. A second disaster was averted by the presence of mind of Conductor Helgroth, fatally burned at the time, Conductor Edward Baker, who was dead-heading over to Cumberland on the Duquesne, and Baggagemaster Thomas Dom. They rushed up the track the instant the wrecked train had come to a standstill and with matches flagged train No. 49, which was stopped by Engineer Mose Johnston only within half a car length of the wreck. Helgroth fell fainting alongside the track after No. 49 was stopped and died at the hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. Dom was bleeding from a wound eight or ten inches long on the head and suffering from internal injuries when he realized the danger of a second disaster after his car had toppled over almost into the Yough river and ran up the track with Helgroth and Baker. The latte was riding in the rear of the train and was not injured.

   Engineer William Thornley, a veteran at the throttle, had the big Atlantic No. 1465 doing 50 miles an hour or better on one of the best stretches of running ground on the Pittsburg Division when the accident happened. Fireman Joseph Cook, just a week off the Wheeling Division, was on the other side of the cab. The train was

Running Fifty Miles an Hour.

made up of eight cars, two Pullmans, a dining car, in charge of Conductor F. R. Nichols, three day coaches, a regulation baggage and a sealed express car. Some distance below Laurel run the Duquesne passed the west-bound freight. Thornley hadn’t started to slow down for Dawson; in fact he had his throttle wide open approaching the reverse curve just at the Laurel run bridge. While the curve is a sharp one, the track and roadbed are good at that point and passenger engineers bent on making their schedule do not shut off when taking the curve. There was not an instant’s warning that death was at hand for half a hundred passengers. Before Thornley had time to push back his throttle a notch the mighty Atlantic plunged from the track after striking several 60-foot timbers which had fallen over from the west-bound track. The engine passed over the obstruction, but the ends tilted and caught the tender, throwing it high into the air aver the top of the engine and nearly 100 yards up the track, where it landed sideways, blocking both tracks. The ponderous engine plunged in between the two tracks for a short distance and then caromed over on its side to the right. The sealed express car went clear down to the river, ploughing to the right. The baggage car telescoped the engine and landed down over the bank clear of the tracks. The first day coach followed the baggage, but the momentum of the train by this time was losing force and instead of telescoping the engine the coach veered off the right.

   Fireman Cook had the hand of the steam gauge around to the 200 mark. As the smoker, crowded to the full capacity of every seat, ripped along the side of the big passenger engine the steam dome caught it just at the window height. Wrecked and battered open as it was, every ounce of steam from the engine poured forth its hissing messenger of death. From end to end the scalding cloud shot across the interior of the car. Not a single passenger escaped the deadly summons to another world. One inhalation was fatal. Every one of the dead passengers is burned. Some of them are scalded from head to foot. The skin

Dead Awfully Distorted

came off with their clothes at the morgues in town last night and this morning as the undertakers and their assistants prepared the bodies for burial. The features of the dead were terribly and horribly distorted in many instances. Death came quickly, but its agony evidently was intense. Not a soul escaped from the smoking car. Those who were not killed outright were rescued within a few minutes by passengers from the Pullman cars and the other day coaches which followed the smoker. All of the cars were derailed, but they did not leave the road bed. The tracks were torn up for over a train length and the big timbers responsible for all the damage were splintered into hundreds of pieces and imbedded and tangled in the under mechanism of the cars. In the front portion of the coach immediately following the ill-fated smoker several passengers were killed. One of these was not taken out of the wreck until after daylight this morning. He was Chas. Zepler, who was pinned in by the wreckage close to the roof of the car. He had left his wife and son but a few minutes before the accident, going forward from the day coach to take a smoke. He hardly had time to get to the forward end of the smoking car until the crash came. Mrs. Zepler and her little son came to Connellsville last night, the former hoping against hope that her husband would turn up safe. The recovery of his body was broken to her as gently as possible and today she will accompany the remains to their home in Philadelphia. Another passenger, who stood close to the door of the second coach and the smoker was caught between the bumpers as the two cars crashed together. For 30 minutes he sat with feet dangling down between the bumpers, but held in the death grip about the waist until death relieved his sufferings. To Arthur May, an express messenger on No. 49, this passenger begged piteously either to be released or killed outright. No one could give relief, and strong hearts turned away and wept as the unfortunate man’s life passed away in violent convulsions, irantically pleading with God for mercy and the chance to see his family once more.

No Survivors.

   There is not a survivor of the smoking car able to tell the experiences of the few seconds during which the car was filled with steam. Two of the survivors, Edward Devlin and John Brownlee, at the Cottage hospital, may recover. All the balance will die, Dr. T. H. White said to a Courier reporter today.

   Edison Goldsmith was sitting about the middle of the smoking car. Shortly after leaving Pittsburg he was invited back into the dining car by Andrew Hans of Connellsville to have dinner on the way up. He declined the invitation, remarking that his upper would be waiting at home and he didn’t want to disappoint his mother.

   M. K. Smith, Division Operator of the Connellsville Division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was riding well up in the smoking car or the front end of the coach next the smoker, his exact place on the train being unknown. It was not until 5 o’clock this morning that Smith was identified. He had been in Pittsburg Wednesday on railroad business and Mrs. Smith expected him home by 8 o’clock. She was assured by friends that he was not on the train and that he was detained at work by the wreck. None of Mr. Smith’s friends were aware that he was among the dead until his body was taken in charge at Morris & Company’s morgue. There papers on his person gave the startling information that he was among the victims. Friends then made a closer examination and readily identified him. At 8 o’clock, Mrs. Smith was waiting for her husband to drop in for breakfast when the news of his death was broken to her.

   J. Wade Shupe, a prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, was not identified until about 8 o’clock this morning. Friends came for the remains this afternoon. Mr. Shupe was married and was a son of O. P. Shupe, the well-known flour mill man and capitalist.

Passengers to the Rescue.

   The passengers on the Pullman cars were not shaken up much. The dining car was well filled at the time the engine jumped the track. Conductor Nichol was hurled headlong down the aisle and dishes were scattered in all directions. A. D. Soisson and wife and W. H. Marietta and Andrew Haas were in the dining car. They were not injured. Mr. Haas and Marietta were among the first to rescue the dead and injured from the smoking car. Once or twice the wrecked cars were threatened with fire, but the flames were quickly checked. The wreck crew worked clearing up the tracks all night and had them open this morning.

   As fast as the bodies were recovered from the smoking car they were laid side by side on a high bank above the railroad. Some of them were covered with handkerchiefs, etc., while other stared in awful hideousness under the glare of many torch lights. Steam blistered the tongues and lips of the victims to an awful size and they protruded in a sickening manner. Fireman Cook was found clear of his engine. Engineer Thornley was under the wheels of the smoking car. The top of his head was crushed in. Otherwise he was not much marked or burned.

The Dead Trainmen.

   William Thornley, the engineer who lost his life in the wreck of the Duquesne Limited last night, was one of the best known men in the railroad service about Pittsburg. Mr. Thornley was first engaged in the B & O service as engineer of September 15, 1882, when he began running as freight engineman from Pittsburg on the local division to Connellsville. He knew every inch of the road, and was regarded form his first week of service as one of the most careful men in the service. He followed his freight work several years and then was assigned to passenger runs on local trains, then to through runs. When the Duquesne Limited was instituted by the B & O between four and five years ago, just after the reorganization was begun, one of the enginemen selected for the responsibility of seeing that the train was run on schedule time was Thornley. He had served continuously since in this service.

   Mr. Thornley’s home is at 4905 Lytle street, Hazelwood. He was 52 years old and leaves a wife, one son and three daughters. For a number of hears he lived in Connellsville.

   Fireman Cook was recently married and has been connected with the B & O since 1900, when he came from Baldwin, Tenn. He was also regarded as a first-class man in the service, this accounting for his promotion form a minor passenger run to the place with Thornley on the limited engines about a week ago. He was a member of Iron City Lodge No. 18, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.

   Conductor Helgroth was a popular passenger man. He ran extra on the through runs and had a wide acquaintance among the patrons of the B & O. He is married and leaves a wife and family at Cumberland.

   Baggagemaster Thomas Dom for a number of years made his home in Connellsville, having runs out of here. He is not dangerously hurt. He is at the Cottage hospital. Dom lives in Pittsburg and has a wife and several children.

Arrival of the Dead

   After the arrival of the relief train and the disposition of the dead and injured the crowd at the depot waited for the arrival of the morgue train. Forty-three bodies were unloaded from the train and taken to City Hall, which Burgess C. W. Patterson had thrown open. Prisoners were released from the cells to make room for the corpses. From City Hall, Undertakers Morris & Co., J. E. Sims and J. L. Stader took charge of all the bodies they could handle. Thirty-seven bodies are at Sims’ morgue, 15 at Morris & Co.’s and 16 at Straders’. All the nearby undertakers were telephoned for and came to lend their assistance in the work of cleaning up the bodies. It was a hard, long task, but under the circumstances it was very well handled.

   Today the town is in a state of intense excitement. The morgues are crowded with visitors, viewing the unidentified dead. Rumors of identifications are rampant on the streets, each new name added to the list bringing with it a new aftermath of heart-rending sorrow. Early this morning, people from all over the country flocked into town, uncertain regarding the safety of their friends known to be in Pittsburg yesterday. In spite of a drizzling rain great crowds are about the morgues, some morbidly inclined, others searching for news of missing friends. S. E. Good of McKeesport, one of the dead, was on his way to New York where he was to be married tomorrow. His brothers identified his remains this morning.

Article continues with the history of the Duquesne Limited.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, December 24, 1903, page 1, columns 1-4

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

Ill for some time with a tumor, Mrs. Julia Kamenski, 68, wife of Joseph Kamenski, died at 8 p.m. Monday in the Laurel Mountain home colony.  It was the first death in Father P. C. Depew's colony, which has been a haven for 25 persons.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kamenski will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in the Perryopolis R.C. church.  Interment in the Perryopolis cemetery.
(newspaper dated Aug. 27, 1935)


Stanley Joseph KANAWALSKY (1913-1996)

Stanley Kanawalsky

   Stanley Joseph “Spiegel” Kanawalsky, 83, of West Main St., Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, June 4, in the James E. Van Zaandt Veterans Administration Medical Center, Altoona. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gertrude B. Pochinski Kanawalsky, a son, Stanley Joseph Kanawalsky Jr. and wife, Elaine, of Greensburg, two step-grandsons, and one step- granddaughter. A Funeral Mass and interment were held Saturday. Arrangements were under direction of Galone- Caruso’s, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 1, 1913
   Died—– June 4, 1996


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June, 1996

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Anna KANE Stone  (1856-1908)

MRS. ANNA KANE
Wife of Thomas Kane, Died Today at Lemont

Mrs. Anna Kane, aged 52 years, wife of Thomas Kane of Lemont, died this morning at her late home after a several weeks’ illness. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Dunbar. Mrs. Kane had resided at Lemont for the past few years and was well known at Dunbar, where she lived at one time. Her husband, three sons and two daughters survive: Patrick, of Gates; Thomas, Mammoth, Augustine, at home, Mrs. Mary Cassidy and Mrs. Bingberry, Lemont. Two sisters, Mrs. Doran and Mrs. Fordin of Dunbar, also survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 23, 1908, page 2, column 1

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Armenia Lane KANE ( -1937)

MRS. ARMENIA L. KANE

SCOTTDALE, Sept. 18.—Mrs. Armenia Lane Kane, 80 years old, died Friday evening at her home at 813 South Broadway. She was the widow of Michael T. Kane, who died in 1923. She was a lifelong resident of this community and a daughter of the late John and Charlotte Bertram Lane, pioneer residents of near Scottdale. She was a member of the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Kane is survived by two sons and three daughters: John L., Uniontown; C. F., Nemacolin; Clara, Nell and Carolyn, at home. There are three brothers and one sister, W. F. Lane of Greensburg, C. B. Lane of Cumberland, Md., J. B. Lane of Laramie, Wyo., and Mrs. J. O. McKibben of Bueyrus, Ohio. There are also three grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late home in charge of Rev. E. V. Shotwell. Interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 18, 1937, page 5, column 6

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Catherine KANE ( -1930)

AGED WOMAN DIES IN $12,000 FIRE
Invalid Unable to Make Way to Safety Found Dead in Pittsburgh Rooming House
By Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28

Mrs. Catherine Kane, 76, an invalid, lost her life tonight in a fire which destroyed a three-story rooming house here. Three women and a child were rescued from the third floor. The loss was estimated by firemen at $12,000. Cause of the fire was not determined.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 1, 1930, page 11, column 3

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Catherine Strickler KANE ( -1916)

MRS. JAMES R. KANE

Thomas R. Kane of West Green street, received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of a relative, Mrs. James R. Kane of Greensburg, Kan., a former well know resident of Fayette county. Mrs. Kane died Tuesday. Services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence. Deceased was born and reared on a farm near Broad Ford, and left Fayette county to locate in the west a number of years ago. Before her marriage she was Miss Catherine, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Strickler. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Attorney John H. Kane of Oklahoma, and four daughters, Mrs. Jesse Greenleaf of Greensburg, Kan., Misses Clara, Margaret and Vesta Kane at home. Mrs. Kane has a wide circle of friends in Fayette county. She was a relative of Miss Mary Kane of West Green street.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 20, 1916, page 5, column 7

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Frederick A. KANE ( -1949)

KANE, FREDERICK A., 46, 206 Second St., Brownsville, Southside, a mail carrier working out of the Brownsville Post Office for the last 25 years died June 1, 1949 in Brownsville General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Philadelphia. He leaves his wife, Anna Hanek Kane, a son, John Frederick, serving with the U.S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Gill, Carolyn and Nika Jean and one grandson, Thomas Frederick Gill.


Newspaper unknown, June, 1949

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George KANE ( -1916)

Local Events of Years Ago
(From News Standard Files)
MONDAY, MAY 1, 1916

George Kane, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin J. Kane, was instantly killed by a Monongahela train at Arensburg station.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, May 1, 1931, page 3, column 4

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Isabella McQuade KANE Stone  ( -1959)

KANE, MRS. ISABELLA McQUADE—Aged 72, 101 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, died Saturday, May 23, 1959, at 11 p.m. She was a lifetime resident of this vicinity. She was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church, Uniontown. She is survived by one sister, Catherine McQuade, Uniontown; three brothers, Hush, Toledo, O.; John, Detroit, Mich. And William McQuade, Cleveland, O. Friends are being received in the Munk Funeral Home, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, where prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:30 in St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar, with the Rev. Fr. William J. Donnerbauer as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 25, 1959, page 21, column 8

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John KANE ( -1937)

Shot In Abdomen, Rushed To Hospital

John Kane, 36, of Gaddis Cross Roads, was rushed to the Uniontown Hospital this morning about 1 o’clock suffering from a serious gunshot wound of the abdomen, reported to have been self inflicted. Details of the shooting were not available this morning. At the hospital, Mr. Kane, who had been in ill health for sometime, was still in the operating room at 2 o’clock this morning.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 21, 1937, page 8, column 3


John Kane Dies Of Bullet Wound

UNIONTOWN, Dec. 24.—John Kane, 36, of near Gaddis Cross Roads, died at 9:30 o’clock this morning in Uniontown Hospital of a bullet wound, believed self-inflicted. The shot penetrated his hung and liver and caused his death. Kane had been despondent for some time. A revolver lay at the side of the bed on which he was found by members of the family.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 24, 1937, page 2, column 6


John Kane Buried

The funeral for John Kane of near Gaddis Cross Roads who died Friday morning in Uniontown Hospital of a gunshot wound was held Monday morning with the cortège meeting at the home of his father, P. J. Kane. Requiem high mass was celebrated at St. John’s Church at Uniontown with Rev. Father Thomas J. Dunn as celebrant. Interment took place in the family plot in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas Kane, Austin Kane, Thomas McCabe, Lawrence Nee, Bud Geary and Grant Gillis.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 1937, page 3, column 6

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Joseph Charles KANE ( -1951)

KANE, JOSEPH CHARLES—Aged 76, of Main St., Smithfield, died in his home Monday, August 20, 1951, at 11:50 a.m. He was a retired miner. He was a member of the Church of God of Smithfield. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella Mae Kane, October 26, 1950. Survivors are these children, Charles Dillow of Mt. Sterling; Jesse Dillow of Smock; Mrs. Charles Humbert of Fairchance; Mrs. Charles Chipps of Smithfield, R. D.; Mrs. George Phillips of Uniontown; Mrs. James Prentice of Washington, Pa.; one brother, Thaddis Kane of Reynoldsville; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Taylor of New Kensington; Mrs. Margaret Brown of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Brown of Erie; forty eight grandchildren; forty four great grandchildren. Friends will be received after 2 o’clock this afternoon in the family residence, Main St., Smithfield, where services will be conducted Wednesday, August 22, at 2:30 with Rev. T. S. Boyd, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in White Rock Cemetery under the direction of the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 21, 1951, page 2, column 1

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Maria Bixler KANE ( -1921)

MRS. MARIA BIXLER KANE
CONNELLSVILLE, June 9

Mrs. Maria Bixler Kane, 69, widow of Owen Kane, died at her Everson home yesterday of a complication of diseases. She had been ill for some time. A brother, A. O. Bixler, of Connellsville, arrived then minutes before she expired.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 10, 1921, page 3, column 4

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Martin Edward KANE ( -1918)

MARTIN E. KANE

Martin Edward Kane, aged 39 years, died at his home in Everson, Tuesday evening of pneumonia, following influenza. He leaves a wife and two children. For a number of years he had conducted a meat market at Everson.


The WeeklyCourier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 31, 1918, page 5, column 4

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Mary McQuade KANE Stone  ( -1916)

DIES OF GRIEF
Widow of Mine Victim Follows Him to the Grave

Grief over the death of her husband resulted in the death of Mrs. Mary Kane, about 32 years old, this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McQuade at Phillips. Mrs. Kane’s husband, T. J. Kane and his cousin, Patrick Dodd, were killed in a mine explosion at Ravensdale, Wash., and Mrs. Kane with the bodies arrived at Phillips Wednesday, November 24, and on the day following, Thanksgiving, a double funeral was held.

Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Kane’s health had been failing as the result of grief, death resulting about 2 o’clock this morning. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kane is survived by two sisters and four brothers, Isabelle and Katherine McQuade, and William McQuade, at home; Hugh McQuade of Toledo, O.; John and Peter McQuade at McDonald.

The funeral party will leave Phillips Monday morning at 9 o’clock on a special street car, arriving at Dunbar at 9:30 o’clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10:30 o’clock at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Rev. Father Brennon officiating. Interment in St. Aloysius cemetery, where the body of Mrs. Kane’s husband was interred.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 29, 1916, page 2, column 3


MRS. MARY KANE

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Kane took place yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock from St. Aloysius Church at Dunbar. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Brennon. The funeral party was conveyed from Phillips to Dunbar in a special street car. The interment took place in St. Aloysius cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 1, 1916, page 2, column 4

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Mary Frances Murphy KANE (1919-2008)

Mary Frances Murphy Kane

Mary Frances Murphy Kane, 88, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning January 22, 2008, in the LaFayette Manor Nursing Home, Uniontown. She was born on December 4, 1919, in Collier, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin J. Murphy and Gertrude Moore Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Kane, her brother, James B. Murphy, and her sister, Gertrude "Eileen" Murphy Joyce, who passed away January 1, 2008. Mary was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, in Uniontown. She worked for 17 years at the Union Supply Company and later worked as the office manager for her husband's State Farm Agency from the late 1950's to early 1980's. She graduated from the former Saint John High School, in Uniontown.

She is survived by her sisters: Lois A. Murphy, of Uniontown, and Patricia Robinson and husband, Thomas, of Hinckley, Ohio; her sister-in-law, Helen Kane, of Downey, California; nieces and nephews: Edward L. Joyce, Jr., and wife, Susan, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, James M. Joyce and wife, Lisa, of Uniontown, and Maureen Culig, of Sheffield Village, Ohio; and her great-niece and great-nephews: Brandelle Robinson, Sarah Robinson, Kyle Robinson, Ashley Culig, and Megan Joyce.

Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown on Friday, January 25, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday morning, January 26, 2008 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. Interment follows in Oak Lawn Cemetery, in Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, January 23, 2008

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Owen KANE ( -1920)

OWEN KANE DEAD
Everson Man Was Active in Development of Morgan Valley

Owen Kane, 70 years old, a pioneer resident of the Morgan valley and a member of the Frick Veterans association, died Thursday night at 7 o’clock at his home at Everson. The deceased was a son of the late John Kane, one of the builders of the Pittsburg & Connellsville railroad and lived at Broad Ford for a number of years. Later he moved to Morgan, where he was employed at the Henry Clay mines pervious to their purchase by H. C. Frick. Mr. Kane was well known in the affairs of the coke region and was active in development of the Morgan Valley. For 10 years he was yard boss at the Morgan plant.

In his early life Mr. Kane united with the Presbyterian church and had been a member since. He is survived by his widow and seven children: John B. Kane, Wilmerding; George Kane, Scottdale; Lewis Kane, Trafford City; Ida Kane, an instructor in the Duquesne schools; Margaret, James and Eugene Kane at home. Two brothers, Thomas Kane, Connellsville and M. P. Kane, Scottdale, and one sister, Miss Mary Kane, Connellsville, survive. The deceased was a brother-in-law of A. O. Bixley of this city.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, April 16, 1920, page 1, column 7

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Thomas KANE, Sr. Stone  ( -1918)

THOMAS KANE, SR.

Thomas Kane, Sr., 67 years old, died Thursday at the home of his son, Austin J. Kane, in Uniontown. Funeral Monday from St. John’s Catholic church in Uniontown, with interment in St. Aloysius cemetery at Dunbar. Mr. Kane was a member of Division No. 3 of the A. O. H. of Dunbar. The following children survive: Patrick, of Lemont; Mrs. John Cassidy, of Shoaf, and Austin J. Kane, of Uniontown.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 30, 1918, page 8, column 5

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Thomas KANE (1844-1930)

THOMAS KANE DIES AT HOSPITAL;
WAS INJURED IN FALL

Thomas Kane, 85 years old, died at 5 o’clock this morning at the Connellsville State Hospital from injuries sustained when he fell at his home in West Green street recently. He was a well known resident of this community. Mr. Kane was residing alone at the time of the accident. He was born on November 1, 1844. There are no immediate relatives surviving, but several nephews and nieces live in Scottdale. The body was taken to the funeral parlors of C. C. Mitchell and prepared for burial. It will be taken to the residence tomorrow. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, February 24, 1930, page 1, column 5

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Thomas 'T. J.' KANE Stone  ( -1915)

BODIES BROUGHT HOME
Remains of T. J. Kane Arrive From Washington State

After traveling four days and four nights with the bodies of her husband, T. J. Kane, and his cousin, Patrick Dowd, who were killed in a mine explosion about 30 miles from Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Kane arrived at Phillips Wednesday afternoon. She was accompanied home from St. Paul, Minn., by her father, Patrick McQuaide of Phillips. The bodies were removed to the home of Mrs. Kane’s parents and this morning the funeral party left Phillips in a special street car for Dunbar, where a double funeral was held from St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. Father B. P. Kenna of Uniontown, assisted by Rev. Father Francis Kenna, deacon, and Rev. Father Brennen, pastor of St. Aloysius Church, Sub-deacon.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, November 26, 1915. page 1, column 6

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bullet Emma KANTER died in 1870. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Kanter-At Brucetown, W Va, after an illness of nine weeks, Emma, daughter of Charles Kanter Esq., at the age of only eight years.
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 12 1871


bullet Milton E. KANTNER died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Milton E. Kantner, 76, a railroad man for the past 58 years and the oldest
employe of the Monongahela Division, died of a complication of diseases at
8:30 a.m., Thursday, at his home, 319 Second street, South Brownsville.
Mr. Kantner retired from active duty with the Monongahela Division, September 16, 1930, after 21 years service, having been first employed in 1905 by that division.  His first experience as a railroad man was in the capacity of a telegraph operator, having accepted employment April 1, 1872, with the Pittsburgh & Reading Railroad.
In addition to his widow he leaves the following children:  Paul R., of Pittsburgh; Mrs. George Wagoner of Bigstone Gap, Va.; Mrs. Joseph Grasinger, Brownsville; Mrs. R. G. Lewellyn, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Miss Lillian at home. Two brothers, Nelson D., of Los Angeles, Cal.; Louis R., of New York City, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Grey, of New York City, together with 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the late residence, Saturday at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. E. H. Greenlee pastor of the South Brownsville Methodist Episcopal church.  Burial will be in the Bridgeport cemetery.
(News Standard - Jan. 7 or 9, 1931)


Betty Jane KANTORIK (1925-1988)

MRS. LAWRENCE O. KANTORIK

   Mrs. Betty Jane Kantorik, 63, of 42 N. Shupe St., Mount Pleasant, died Sunday evening at Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born June 14, 1925, at Mount Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late Robert and Iva Snyder Blackburn. Prior to retirement, she was employed by A&P Food Stores for 35 years. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence O. Kantorik; a son, Robert J. Kantorik of Greensburg, R.D. 2; three brothers, Robert Blackburn of Scottdale and Kenneth and Maynard Blackburn, both of Connellsville; and a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Bradshaw of Jones Mills. She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Blackburn.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 3, 1988

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Edward J. KANTORIK (1946-1994)

Edward J. Kantorik

   Edward J. Kantorik, 48, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994, in Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio. He was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Uniontown, son of the late Andrew and Clara Furlo Kantorik. He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire Christian Kantorik; daughters, Jennifer Kantorik and Kristen Kantorik; a brother, Richard Kantorik; and sisters, Charlotte Frankhouser and MaryLou Kantorik. The family will receive friends in the JENKINS FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, Ohio, on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 1994, at 10 a.m.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1994

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Melvin A. KANTORIK (1923-1997)

Melvin A. Kantorik

   Melvin A. Kantorik, 73, of Acme, R.D. 1, died Friday, March 21, 1997, in the Eicher Family Home, Normalville. He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Acme, a son of the late Albert and Mary Stark Kantorik. He was a lifelong resident of Acme and prior to his retirement, he worked as a machinist for Latrobe Steel. He had attended Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Donegal. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mabel R. Traugh Kantorik; a son, Marvin D. Kantorik and his wife Mary of Acme R.D. 1; a daughter, Mrs. David (Melba R.) Harman of Champion; seven grandchildren, Jada and Thomas Kalp of Acme, David Harman of Champion, Amy, Jason, Justin and Joshua Kantorik, all of Acme; and a brother, Marvin Kantorik of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Odeal Woods and an infant brother. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Anschuetz officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Byerly-Freeman Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Andrew 'Kino' KANYUCH ( -1962)

To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

ANDREW KANYUCH

   The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Yoney funeral home, Masontown, for Andrew Kanyuch (Kino), 54, of Carmichaels, killed in the Robena Mine explosion. The Rev. Andrew Tomo will officiate. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown. He was a member of the Carmichaels Lutheran Church; Robena Local No. 6321, U.M.W.A.; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 47 and American Legion Post No. 51 of Uniontown. He was a World War Two veteran. Surviving are his widow, Viola; two sons, Andrew, Jr., and Jerry of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Charlotte) Clark of Cleveland; two grandchildren; his father, Andrew Kanyuch of Uniontown; four brothers, George of Masontown, Steve of Washington, Donald of Long Island, N. Y., and two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sue) Johnson of Long Island, N. Y., and Mrs. Steve (Helen) Horwat of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 2, column 3

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Katie KAPERA ( -1967)

MRS. KATIE KAPERA

   Mrs. Katie Kapera, 86, of Export, died. She was the widow of John Kapera, and was a member of Bushy Run Unit 260, Gold Star Mothers. Surviving are a son and two daughters, John Kapera; Mrs. Anthony (Sophie) Mihniak, all of Export; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1967, page 11, column 4

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Lawrence Daniel KAPILA ( -1931)

LAWRENCE DANIEL KAPILA

   Lawrence Daniel, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kapila, died at 2 p.m., Friday, April 10, 1931, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kapila, in Lambert road. Death was due to complications. He was the only child. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the grandparents’ home, followed by additional services in the Russian Orthodox G. O. church, New Salem, in charge of the pastor, Fr. M. M. Czap. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, April 11, 1931, page 11, column 4

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Kurt Alan KAPOLKA ( -1994)

Kurt Alan KAPOLKA

   Kurt Alan Kapolka, 17, of 1348 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, died Wednesday. Surviving are his parents John A. and Karen L. Williams Kapolka of Connellsville, a brother, Jeffrey Kapolka of State College; two sisters Karli and Megan Kapolka, both at home; and maternal grandparents, J. Lyell and Katherine L. King Williams of Connellsville. Friends will be received in the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 10 a.m. Saturday.


KAPOLKA — Kurt Alan Kapolka of 1348 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, died Tuesday, March 29, 1994. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the VITO MARTCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, will be announced when completed.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1994

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Agnes KAPOSKO ( -1924)

Veronica KAPOSKO ( -1924)

Two Children Dead
Following Crash on Railroad Crossing

 Two children were fatally injured and a father and a son were badly hurt Sunday evening about 7:15 o’clock when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Pennsylvania train at Evans Station near Lemont.

The dead:
Veronica Kaposko, four years of age.
Agnes Kaposko, nine years of age.

The injured:
Andy Kaposko, 45, farmer of near Uniontown; lacerations of the scalp and bruises over the body.
Andy Kaposko, Jr., 14; broken arm, lacerations on both legs and badly bruised about the body.

 The party riding in the touring car, separated itself from a string of cars waiting for the train to pass and started across the tracks, according to Fireman W. L. Taylor, just as the second warning was blown. Although Engineer Lynn Crawford applied the emergency brakes when called upon by Taylor, the train crashed into the automobile, carrying it more than 200 yards down the track.

 The four persons were found pinned between the mass of debris in front of the locomotive and were extricated by the engineer, firemen, baggage master, L. P. Harder, Brakeman, J. E. Matthews and J. H. Cochran. The injured were brought to the Connellsville State Hospital immediately following the accident.

 The youngest of the party, Veronica, suffered a fracture of the skull and died this morning about 2 o’clock, in the hospital. The body was removed from the hospital to the Stader Undertaking establishment where it was prepared for burial. It will be taken to the home near Uniontown.

 Agnes died this afternoon at 12:45 o’clock at the Connellsville State Hospital. She suffered a fracture of the skull. The body was removed to Uniontown.

 The car was completely demolished.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, August 18, 1924, page 1, column 2


DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICE

 Double funeral services will be held from Agnes and Veronica Kaposko, who died yesterday at Connellsville State Hospital from injuries sustained when the automobile in which they were riding with their father and brother, Andrew Kaposko, Sr. and Andrew, Jr. was struck by a Pennsylvania train Sunday evening at Evans Station, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Interment will be made in Park Place Cemetery of Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, August 19, 1924, page 2, column 4

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Janet Lukey KAPRIVE ( -1996)

Janet Kaprive

   Janet Lukey Kaprive, 60, of Wheeling, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, in Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Kaprive of Wheeling, Ill.; her mother, Ann Lukey of Uniontown, Pa.; two sons, David Kaprive and John (Aline) Kaprive, both of San Mateo, Calif.; a daughter, Amy (John) Picchiotti of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; and one grandchild. After private burial, friends may call on the family on Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996, at Noon at Confer Vista Apts., Uniontown, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of Kolssak Funeral Home, Ltd., Wheeling, Ill.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1996

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bullet George KAPUSIN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Brief funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for George Kapusin, in the family residence, House 103, Brier Hill, followed with additional rites in the Brier Hill R.C. church.  Rev. Fr. Francis Wieczorek will officiate.  Burial in St. Procopius cemetery, New Salem.
(newspaper dated October 20, 1934)


Elizabeth KARA (1887-1959)

KARA, MRS. ELIZABETH— Aged 72, 21 Hood St., a resident of Brownsville for the past fifty years passed away Saturday, April 11, 1959, at 7:20 a.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital. Born in Hungary, April 2, 1887, she was the widow of Emery Kara, who preceded her in death, November 25, 1953. She was a member of the Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Brownsville and the Altar Society. She is survived by these children: Stephanie Kara, Port Chester, N.Y.; John, Brownsville; Elizabeth Kara, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. Mary Hager, Brownsville; Mrs. Isabel Murphy, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mrs. Helen Scabbatura, Port Chester, N.Y.; Emery Kara Jr., Maxwell; Airman 1/c Ernest, Castle Air Force Base, Calif.; Mrs. Margie Toups, Hackberry, La.; fifteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Kara, Hiller; Theresa, Europe. Friends are being received in the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, where prayer service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church with Dr. Kolman Nemeth as celebrant. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 13, 1959, page 17, column 7

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John G. KARA (1883-1960)

KARA, JOHN G.— Aged 77, a well known resident of 40 Fourth St., Hiller, died Wednesday, September 7, 1960 at 8:25 p.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital, following an extended illness. Born September 16, 1883 in Hungary, he was a retired employee of the Bridgeport Mine of the H. C. Frick Coke Co. and a member of the UMWA, Bridgeport local. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Boris Kara; two daughters, Mrs. Magdalene Spishock and Mrs. Irene Camino, Hiller; six sons, Robert and Richard, at home; Alex and Albert, Hiller; Joseph, Pittsburgh; Julius, Cleveland, O.; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Toth, New Brunswick, N.J.; Mrs. Julia Sanizo, Perth Amboy, N.J. He was predeceased by a son, S/Sgt. John Kara, who was killed March 10, 1945, during World War II. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Kisinger Funeral Home, Brownsville, where prayer service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by additional rites in the Hungarian Church, Brownsville. The Rev. Victor Bodnar will officiate. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery, Brownsville. Prayer service will be held in the funeral home this evening and Saturday evening at 7:30.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 9, 1960, page 29, column 7

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Anna Uhal KARAFFA (1906-2007)

Anna Uhal Karaffa

 Anna Uhal Karaffa, 100, of Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, October 29, 2007, in her residence. She was born November 4, 1906, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Figel) Uhal. She worked in the Connellsville Silk Mill when she was very young. She was an active lifelong member of Saint Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, in Leisenring and its Ladies Guild.

 Anna is survived by three children: Donald Karaffa and wife, Mary, of Deland Fla., Theresa and Betty Jane Karaffa, of Leisenring; five grandchildren: Carole Rathbun and husband, Jim, of Knoxville, Janet Fortuna and husband, Dan, of Pensacola, Fla., Daniel Karaffa and wife, Debbie, of DeBary, Fla., Paula George and husband, Michael, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and Pamela Bena, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five great-grandchildren: Ellana and John David Fortuna, Katelyn Karaffa, Kendall and Erin George. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter in (1954), daughter, Ester Bena (2000), seven brothers, George, Michael, John, Paul, Nicholas, Joseph, and Theodore, two sisters, Mary and Martha.

 Visitation will be held 6 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., where a Parastas Service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. A Panachida Service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Saint Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Kapusnak, as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Stephen Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, October 31, 2007

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James KARALIS ( -1945)

JAMES KARALIS

SCOTTDALE, June 4— James Karalis, 57 years old, a well known tailor, of Pittsburgh street, died very suddenly at 2 0’clock Saturday afternoon in his shop. Mr. Karalis, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Griffith of 305 Loucks avenue for a number of years, was a former merchant in Scottdale. He was forced to quit business and left for Cresson, where he spent some time, returning last fall and opening up a tailor shop on Pittsburgh street. Friends will be received at the Ferguson funeral home, where the funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 4, 1945, page 2, column 4

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

Max Karchnak, aged 59, died at 1:20 Monday morning, May 9, 1938, at his home in House 28, at Fairbank, following an illness of complication of diseases. Surviving are the widow, Anna Karchnak, and four children, Mrs. Anna Cology, Uniontown; Mary of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Margaret and Michael, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Dulla, Fairbank, and two grandchildren.
Brief funeral rites will be solemnized in the home at 8:30 Wednesday morning, followed by main services in St. Procopius church, New Salem, with the Rev. Fr. J.J. Skrak, as celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Charles W. KARFELT, Sr. (1910-1996)

Charles W. Karfelt, Sr.

   Charles W. Karfelt, Sr., 85, of Mount Pleasant was called to heaven for eternal peace on Wednesday, June 12, 1996. He was born Oct. 24, 1910, at Bessemer, East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Kattera Karfelt. Mr. Karfelt was an entrepreneur and founder of Karfelt’s Department Store, which he began in the 1930s by peddling merchandise door-to- door. He turned his operation into a thriving downtown Mount Pleasant business which continues today. Through the years he also became a prominent real estate investor in Mount Pleasant and through his business dealings he enabled the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center to locate its entrance on property that he had owned. He was a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church and also attended the St. Pius Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the C.S. A. and the Mount Pleasant Senior Citizens. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Catherine J. Frena Karfelt; three daughters, Joanne V. Shupe and husband Rodger of Mount Pleasant, Mary C. Shal of Monroeville and Phyllis M. Kluska and husband Marion of Greensburg; a son, Robert J. Karfelt Sr. and wife Donna of Scottdale; nine grandchildren, Linda Strickler, Lisa Wood, Leigh Ann Hardik, Joseph Albert Hardik, Suzanne Rohrbacher, Robert J. Karfelt Jr., Audra Shal, Dr. Michael S. Kluska and Claudine Kluska; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Aaron Karfelt of South Connellsville. Mr. Karfelt was preceded in death by his son and business partner, Charles W. Karfelt Jr., in 1988; and a sister, Isabelle Saloom, in 1966. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed at 10 a.m. by a concelebrated Funeral Mass in the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gregory Premoshis as main celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June, 1996

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John KARLOCK (1924-1962)

To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.

Rites for Miners
Killed at Robena

JOHN KARLOCK

   John Karlock, 38, of Colonial No. 3, was born Aug. 30, 1924, at Coal Hill, and was a veteran of service in the European Theater during World War Two. He was a member and trustee of St. Nicholas G. C. Church of Brownsville and was president of Colonial No. 3 Athletic Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Bosak Karlock; two daughters, Joyce Ann and Kathy Elizabeth; his father, Michael Karlock of Grindstone; two brothers, Daniel of Gibsonia and George of Grindstone, and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Babilya, Mrs. Verna Marchin, Mrs. Irene Smith and Mrs. Margaret Zeglen of Grindstone and Mrs. Bertha Chislow of Smithton. The body is at the Skirpan funeral home, Brownsville, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by requiem high mass in St. Nicholas G. C. Church with the Rev. Demetrius Yackanich officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 12, 1962, page 4, column 6

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Mitchel J. KARMANOWSKI (1911-1996)

Mitchel Karmanowski

   Mitchel J. Karmanowski, 84, of Everson died Tuesday, April 16, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born in Everson, May 26, 1911, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Godzinski Karmanowski. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Everson. He was a retired auto worker in Michigan with 35 years’ service. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a sister, Amelia Karmanowski of Everson, with whom he resided; two brothers, Andrew Karmanowski of Hamtramck, Mich., and Stanley Karmanowski of East Pointe, Mich.; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd M. Karmanowski, Aug. 17, 1985; and a sister, Josephine F. Karmanowski, Nov. 28, 1988. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with the Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Everson. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April, 1996

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Katherine Bolinski KARVATSKI ( -1937)

MRS AUGUST KARVATSKI

 Mrs. Katherine Bolinski Karvatski, 39 years old, wife of August Karvatski, died Sunday morning at the family home in Amend. She had been ill for several months. The Karvatski’s formerly lived in Connellsville moving to Amend about 10 years ago. Surviving besides the husband are five sons, August, Jr., John, Anthony, Michael, and William; two daughters, Margaret at home, and Mrs. Anna Zentowich of Amend; one grandchild; her father, Martin Bolinski of Amend; a brother Stephen Bolinski of Boston, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Karvatski, wife of Paul Karvatski of Connellsville. The funeral will be held Wednesday with a short prayer service at the home at 1 o'clock and full service at St. John's Lutheran Church, Connellsville, at 2:30, Rev. Paul E. Porath, pastor, officiating. Members of the choir of St. John’s Church will hold a brief song service at the home Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Burial will be at Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 28, 1937, page 6, column 5

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Cathy L. Ryan KARWATSKE (1949-1995)

Cathy L. Karwatske

   Cathy L. Ryan Karwatske, 45, of Uniontown died Saturday, April 8, 1995, in her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1949, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Thomas J. and Viola Freed Ryan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Connie L. Rugh, and three brothers, John, Donald, and William Ryan. She was a member of St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, graduate of South Union High School, and former secretary for Fayette County Court House Clerk of Courts office and South Union School District. She is survived by her husband, William Karwatske Jr.; two children William P. Karwatske III and his wife, Jennie, of Uniontown, and Melissa Karwatske at home; a granddaughter, Hope; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Margaret) Vernon and Mrs. George (Betty) McClean, and a brother, Kenneth Ryan, all of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 11, until 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, Uniontown, with Rev. Fr. George K. Alderson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery. Parish Wake Service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 8, 1995

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Frank KASINEC ( -1969)

KASINEC, FRANK— Age 74 of 124 Columbus Ave., Masontown, died Wednesday, April 16, 1969 at 4 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church of Masontown and the UMWA Robena Local 6321. Surviving are his wife Sophie and the following children: Michael of Monongahela, Pa., George of Donora, Mrs. William (Mary) Swift and Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Lenz, both of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. William (Ana) Yarish of Carmichaels, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Wolfe of Fairfax, Va., Charles of Elkton, Md., and Mrs. Frank (Martha) Mudry of Little Ferry, N.J.; twelve grandchildren; two brothers survive in Europe. Friends are being received in the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown, where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by Requiem High Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Masontown; Rev. John Oleynik as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Parastas will be held this evening at 7:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 17, 1969, page 17, column 7

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Anna KATRINAK ( -1938)

ANNA KATRINAK

   A patient in Leechfarm Hospital, Pittsburgh, for a number of weeks, Miss Anna Katrinak, aged 35, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Katrinak, of Perryopolis, died Thursday, November 17, 1938, of a complication of diseases. In addition to the parents, she leaves the following brothers and sisters, Martin, John, Catherine and Elinor, at home; Mary, of New Kensington; Stephen and Helen, both of Cleveland, Mrs. Susan Baran, Star Junction; Agnes, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Elizabeth Trembecky, Cleveland. The body will be taken to the family home today. Funeral arrangements in charge of the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown, are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 18, 1938, page 8, column 4


KATRINAK SERVICES

   Funeral services for Anna Katrinak, aged 36, who died Thursday, November 17, 1938, will be held at 7:30 Monday morning at the family residence in Perryopolis, followed by requiem mass in St. John The Baptist R.C. church, Perryopolis. Rev. Fr. A. J. Suran will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Haky Funeral Home, Uniontown. Miss Katrinak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Katrinak, died in Leechfarm hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long illness.


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

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Josephine Mladjenovich KATUSA (1908-1995)

Josephine Katusa

   Josephine Mladjenovich Katusa, 87, of Carmichaels in Greene County and a native of Leckrone in Fayette County died Thursday in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. She is survived by these children, Mrs. Mary A. Katusa Downs of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Julie Katusa Bogucki and her husband, Edward, of Waynesburg, Joseph R. Katusa and John Katusa both of Carmichaels, and Mrs. Josephine Katusa Cote and her husband, Tom, of O’Fallon, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ann Mladjenovich Schramm of Pittsburgh; and a brother, John Mladjenovich of Fairmont, W.Va. There will be no visitation. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are under direction of the Paul Michael Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 11, 1908
   Died—– October 19, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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bullet Clayton D. KAUFFMAN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

CLAYTON D. KAUFFMAN
Clayton Daniel Kauffman, 39, former well-known resident of Uniontown and a veteran of the World War, who died last Wednesday, September 14, 1938, as the result of injuries suffered in a fall, was accorded a full military funeral last Saturday, in Carlisle, Pa.
Serving 18 months as a private in Company G, 112th Infantry, 28th Division, and being overseas for eight months, Kauffman saw service in the Argonne Forest and at Rheims. He was captured by the Germans and was in a German hospital when the Armistice was signed. He left Uniontown several years after the close of the Word war, and went to Carlisle.
While picking apples on a farm, Kauffman fell 14 feet and suffered a broken neck and other injuries.
Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Emily..
(balance of obit missing)


bullet Elizabeth KAUFFMAN died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
KAUFFMAN - After a protracted illness, in German tp., on the morning of the 17th ult., at the residence of her father-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann, wife of Wm. Kauffman, in the 25 year of her age.
By the death of Mrs. Kauffman a husband and a little child are great bereaved; numerous friends deprived of her always cheerful and pleasant society, and the Lutheran congregation of Jacob's Church of a faithful and devoted member.
"Dearest Lizzie, you have left us,
Here your loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us-
He can all our sorrows heal."
J.K.M.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Aug 4, 1864.


bullet George Elmer KAUFFMAN died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(30)

DIED.
KAUFFMAN - In German tp., on the 6th inst, George Elmer Ellsworth, youngest child of D.R. and Mary Kauffman, aged 10 months and 20* Days.
Blessed babe, thou art blooming brightly, in you paradise above; There with kindred angel spirits, Worshipping a God of love. J.C.N.
(*maybe 25 days)
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Jan 14, 1864.


Marjorie Storey KAUFMAN (1923-1994)

Marjorie S. Kaufman

   Marjorie “Colleen” Storey Kaufman, 70, of Connellsville R.D. 1 (Everson Valley), died Tuesday in the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She is survived by her husband, E. Ken Kaufman, two step-daughters; Mrs. James (Jeannie) Bruce and Mrs. Robert (Lori) Bearjar, both of Johnstown; one step-son, Todd Kaufman of Florida; five step- grandchildren; one nephew; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Storey. Friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105, Spring St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 10, 1923
   Died—– June 14, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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Nora E. Thomas KAUFMAN ( -1941)

MRS. NORA KAUFMAN

  SOMERSET, Jan. 21— Mrs. Nora E. Thomas Kaufman, 50 wife of Ammon Kaufman of Davidsville died Sunday afternoon at her home. Her mother, her husband and eight brothers and sisters survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 21, 1941, page 5, column 6

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bullet Martha KAUL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Martha Kaul, 58 years old, of Pittsburgh, a former resident of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, in the Homeopathic Hospital , Pittsburgh,  following an operation.  Besides her husband Adam Kaul, she is survived by one son Ernest at home and two sisters.  The Kauls resided in Connellsville for seven years, during which time Mr Kaul was employed at the Ripley Glass Company at South Connellsville. While residing here Mrs Kaul was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid Society and the Woman's Missionary Society.  She was a member of the Eastern Star of Pittsburgh.   The funeral service was held this afternoon in the family home followed by interment in a Pittsburgh cemetery.  
Daily Courier, Fri, Nov 20, 1931


Joseph W. KAVLICK ( -2007)

Joseph W. Kavlick, age 66, of Tampa, Fla., passed away, Monday December 31, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, as a result of a heart attack suffered in his home on December 27, 2007. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Joe's life on Saturday, January 5, 2007, in SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. His family will greet friends from 11 to 11:30 a.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as Celebrant. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. Donations can be made in his name to your favorite charity or your local SPCA or No Kill Animal Shelter.


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

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Marie A. Rehanek KAVLICK (1913-2003)

Marie A. (Rehanek) Kavlick, 90, formerly of Mt. Vernon Towers, Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in the Cherry Tree Nursing Center. Marie was born in Continental No. 3, on July 31, 1913, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Hudec) Rehanek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Kavlick in 1969; sons, Thomas in 1994, and John David in 1996; brothers, Alexander, Andrew, Frank, Joseph and Richard; and sisters, Irene, Josephine Davidson and Nell Tomay. She will be sadly missed by her surviving children, Anna Marie and husband, Albert Wyda of Shillington, Pa., Joseph of Tampa, and Mary Carol and husband, Barry Litman of Uniontown; a daughter-in-law, Peg Kavlick of Strongsville, Ohio; a sister, Francis Siko of Mentor, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Anna Margaret Rehanek of Uniontown; and many nieces and nephews. Marie was employed at the former Metzler's Department Store, and a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN, PA., today until 1 p.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a 1:30 p.m., Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. William J. Kiel as celebrant. Interment follows in St. Mary's Church Cemetery. ©The


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

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Andrew C. KAVULICK, Sr. (1916-1996)

Andrew Kavulick, Sr.

   Andrew C. Kavulick, Sr., 80, of Dawson R.D. 1, died Sunday in Mon Valley Hospital. He is survived by three sons, Andrew C. Kavulick Jr. of Perryopolis, Ansen (Joe) Kavulick of Smithton and John Kavulick of Dawson R.D. three daughters, Louella Bujanowski of North Charleroi, Linda Walters of Dawson R.D., and Patsy Savol of Jacobs Creek; 10 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and a sister, Vicki Sarvis of Lutz, Fla. Friends will be received at the L. L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc., Second Street, Smithton, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 31, 1916
   Died—– November 3, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Kenneth J. KAYDO (1937-2012)

UNIONTOWN
Kenneth J. Kaydo

KENNETH J. KAYDO, age 74 of Uniontown, Pennsylvania passed away in his home on Saturday, July 21, 2012. He was born July 26, 1937 in Shamrock, Pennsylvania the son of Michael Richard Kaydo and Julia Marie (Mayerske) Kaydo. Ken was a member of Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church in New Salem where he served as an Altar Boy. He was formerly employed as a Steel Worker with United States Steel in Duquesne, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father; and two nephews, Thomas and Brian. He is survived by his mother Julia of New Salem; his children: Kenneth James Kaydo Jr. of Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania, Theresa Marie Kaydo of East Liverpool, Ohio, Barbara Jean Gratz of South Riding, Virginia and Michael Angelo Kaydo of Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren: Johnnie, Trisha, Jessica, Michael, Kayla, Dalton and Julia; seven great- grandchildren: Dominick, Logan, Fairie, Alyssa, Camden, Karliegh and Manion; his brother, Richard Michael Kaydo of Ashtabula, Ohio; his sister, Julia Kaydo, Uniontown, PA.; and five nephews: Ricky, Gary, Jeffrey, Mark and David Friends will be received in DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25, 2012 until 9:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Saint Procopius Roman Catholic Church, Church Street, New Salem, with Reverend Father Peter L. Peretti as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home this evening at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Charles E. KAYLOR (1921-1997)

Charles E. Kaylor

   Charles E. Kaylor, 75, of Connellsville R.D. 1, died Saturday in his home. He is survived by one brother, John R. Kaylor of South Connellsville; and five sisters, Mrs. George (Mary) Cramer of Connellsville R.D. 1, Mrs. Blaine (Dolores) Miller of South Connellsville, Ann Murray of Connellsville, Mrs. Harry (Theresa) Gaynor of Hawaii and Mrs. John (Agnes) Pittsment of Connellsville. Friends will be received at the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 21, 1921
   Died—– January 18, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Theodore J. “Ted” KAZMIERSKY ( -1975)

Kazmiersky Funeral Set On Monday

   Funeral services will be held Monday for Theodore J. “Ted” Kazmiersky, an official court stenographer in the Fayette County Courthouse, who died yesterday in Uniontown Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Kazmiersky, who was 58 years old, resided at 417 Union St., Uniontown. He had served as court stenographer for 28 years, under Judges H. Vance Cottom, Samuel D. Braemer, Eustace H. Bane and John I Munson. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Kazmiersky was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, Uniontown B.P.O. Elks Lodge 370, Uniontown Country Club, Uniontown Art Club and Pennsylvania Shorthand Reporters Assn. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen A. Knapp Kazmiersky; his mother, Mrs. Bernice Kazmiersky of Pontiac, Mich.; two brothers, Stanley, of Detroit, and Walter of Williston, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. John (Sophia) Kilar of Pontiac and Mrs. Eugene (Lillyann) Menni of Uniontown. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael, and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Kilar. Friends will be received at the Haky Funeral Home today and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, with Rev. Fabian G. Orls as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Elks ritualistic services will be held at 7 tonight, and St. Mary’s Rosary and Altar Society will recite the rosary at 7:30 tonight. Parish Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 15, 1975, page 1, column 3

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Katherine M. Fortney KEAGY (1912-1996)

Katherine Keagy

   Katherine M. Fortney Keagy, 83, of North Avenue, Girard, Ohio, formerly of Scottdale, died Thursday in St. Joseph Eastland Hospital, Warren, Ohio. She is survived by two sons, Richard William Keagy of Cortland, Ohio, and James Raymond Keagy of Girard, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.


Katherine Keagy

   Katherine M. Fortney Keagy, 83, of North Avenue, Girard, Ohio, formerly of Scottdale, died Thursday, July 18, 1996, in St. Joseph Eastland Hospital, Warren, Ohio. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, the hour of the funeral service in the funeral home, with the Rev. Edward Clarke, pastor of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in memory of Katherine M. Keagy.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 12, 1912
   Died—– July 18, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Betty L. Hubbard VanNatta KEAN (1930-1996)

BETTY L. HUBBARD VANNATTA KEAN

   Betty L. Hubbard VanNatta Kean, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born June 2, 1930, in McDonald, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ian and Ida Bratton Hubbard. She retired in 1992, with 37 years of service as a computer programmer for Westinghouse Bettis. She was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Kean; her son, Dwight D., and his wife, Jean VanNatta of Glassport; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice Worthington of Laughlintown and Bonnie Worthington of Lake City, Fla. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the Glassport United Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Betty Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Mary Catherine KEARNEY Stone  (1862-1938)

MRS. MICHAEL KEARNEY

   Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Kearney, who died Sunday afternoon, June 12, 1938, at her home in Dunbar, after a long illness will be conducted at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in Immaculate Conception church, Connellsville. Rev. Fr. Campbell of Uniontown will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Aloysius cemetery. Mrs. Kearney was born in County Meadth, Ireland, and had spent the greater part of her life at Dunbar. She is survived by her husband, Michael Kearney, and the following children: Mary Margaret Kearney at home, Mrs. L. B. Callahan of Dunbar, John Bigley at home and Aloysius Kearney Nolan of Detroit, Mich. There are also 10 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. John McGarrity of Dunbar and Mrs. John Flannigan of Detroit, Mich., and three brothers, Phillip Reilly of Connellsville, John Reilly of Dunbar and James Reilly of Clairton.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1938

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bullet Catherine M. KEARNS obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Catherine Marie Kearns, widow of Thomas Kearns, of Logans Crossing, died suddenly after a brief illness Monday afternoon, August 13, 1934, at 4:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Kearns was born in England, March 6, 1866, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Morrison Hennessey, and was married more than 50 years ago to Thomas Kearns, coming to this country a short time later, Mr. Kearns died in 929.
She is survived by five sons, William Kearns, of Alliquippa; J.A. of Connellsville; Martin and Thomas, both of Logans Crossing; and Michael Kearns, at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Pockstaller, of Connellsville. Eighteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Philip Meeghan, and a brother, William Hennessey, both of Leisenring, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning.  Following prayer in the residence at 8:15 o'clock requiem high mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception church at 9 o'clock.  Burial in new St. Joseph's cemetery.


Delores Martin KEARNS Stone  (1922-1996)

KEARNS, DELORES MARTIN— Age 73, of Leesburg, Va. formerly of Uniontown, a member of the Asbury Methodist Church and Regent of the D.A.R. she was a graduate of the Uniontown High School class of 1940, Arlington College and Ithaca University. She worked as an announcer from WMBS Radio and served as an armed service Communications instructor. She was a wedding cake designer for the Martins bakery and a Fayette County Social worker. Funeral by Andrew Ferguson Funeral Home, 30 Morgantown Street, Uniontown.


Dolores M. Kearns

   Dolores M. Kearns, 73, of Leesburg, Va., formerly of Uniontown, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996. She was born July 12, 1922, the daughter of the late Harry C. and Floribel Arensberg Martin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Kearns; and brothers, James A. Martin and William E. Martin. Mrs. Kearns was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and Regent of the Asbury United Methodist Church and Regent of the D.A.R. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School, class of 1940, Arlington College of Ithica University. She worked as an announcer for WMBS radio; and served as an Armed Forces Communication instructor. She was a wedding cake designer for Martin’s Bakery and a Fayette County social worker. Her most loved hobby was HAM radio. Surviving are two sons, Chris Kearns of Leesburg, Va., and Thomas F. Kearns of Rehoboth, Mass.; a brother, Harry R. (Jack) Martin of Naples, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Emily C. Kearns and Megan A. Kearns. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, on Sunday, April 28, 1996 from noon to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, April 29, 1996 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. David F. Keller officiating. Interment will follow.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Jean Johns KEARNS (1914-1998)

Jean Johns Kearns

   Jean Johns Kearns, 78, a lifelong resident of Bentleyville, died Thursday in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. She is survived by one son, Clyde W. Kearns of Bentleyville; and one brother, James W. “Bill” Johns, Jr. and his wife, Margie, of Charleroi. Friends will be received in the Kenneth V. Thompson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Bentleyville, today from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11:15 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 18, 1914
   Died—– November 3, 1998


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1998

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bullet Nancy B. KEARNS died in 1916. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KEARNS, MRS. NANCY B.
WC  Thurs.  10-12-1916


bullet John KECER died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(64)

The Daily Courier
Connellsville, PA, Sunday Evening, February 28, 1927
Sleeps in Garage While Motor Runs; Monoxide Is Fatal
John Kazer, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Kazer of near Brier Hill, was found dead at the wheel of an automobile this morning.  He and some friends had been to a christening and returned at 2:15 o'clock in the morning.  They went to the garage of Andy Mon?o, to whom the car belonged and when they got in the garage, Kazer decided it was too far to walk home and determined to sleep in the car.  
It is believed that he got cold and started the motor, dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.


Betty Jane Ball KEEFEPhoto  ( -2012)

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
Betty Jane (Ball) Keefe

BETTY JANE (BALL) KEEFE, 90, passed away August 30, 2012. A resident of Providence, Rhode Island for the past 66 years, she was born in Edenborn, PA., the daughter of the late William and Maude (Vance) Ball; wife of the late William J. Keefe; mother of Sandra A. Maddalena of North Providence and Kathleen Keefe of Warwick; grandmother of Robin, Armand, and William; great grandmother of 11 and 3 great-great granddaughters. She was the sister of Charles Ball and the late Harry Ellis Ball, Wilbur Ball, Jess Ball, Robert Ball, Ruth Bryan and Cora Cross. She was also predeceased by her great granddaughter, Melinda. Betty Jane was a past treasurer and member of the J.A. Finnegan Council of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, past president of the St. Edward Church Rosary & Altar Society and Ladies’ Guild, as well as a member of the St. Edward Church Choir and LaSalle Academy Community Chorus. Funeral services will be held today at 8:15 a.m. at the PONTARELLI-MARINO HOME, 971 Branch Ave., Providence, Rhode Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. in St. Edward Church, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery.Exeter.www.pontarellimarinofunerals.com


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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

James Keefe, 74, died at 2:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 1937, in the family residence, 20 Herman street.  He had been ill about two weeks.
A native of Pembroke, South Wales, England, Mr. Keefe was born September 26, 1862. After coming to America he was employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company for more than 35 years.
His wife and a daughter preceded him in death in 1893.
Surviving are four daughters and a son:  Mrs. Elizabeth Decker, Footedale; Mrs. Catherine Gates Protzman, South Uniontown; Mrs. Rachael Greenwood, Republic; William Henry Keefe, Smock, and Minnie Keefe Dunn, at home. Eighteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Keefe was a member of the Third Presbyterian church and of the John Knox Bible Class, of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. Conn Pires, D.D., pastor of the Third Presbyterian church.  Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.
Six grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.


bullet Amy Ann KEEFER died in 1913. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KEEFER, AMY ANN

MRS. KEEFER DIES
Native of Bullskin Township is Victim of Complications
Mrs. Amy Ann KEEFER, 79 years old died yester afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John KEYSER in Connellsville Township following an illness of complications of diseases.  Funeral at Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the KEYSER residence near Broad Ford.  Rev. T.M. GLADDEN, pastor of the Methodist Church of Dunbar and Rev. Christian STORM of Connellsville will officiate.  Interment in Hill Grove cemetery.
Mrs. KEEFER was a daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth WHIPKEY and was born in Bullskin Twp. A short distance from where she died.  She was married in 1854 to Godfrey KEEFER.  She was a member of the Hickory Square Methodist Protestant Church and was well known in Connellsville and vicinity.  The following children survive:  Susannah, wife of John KEYSER of Connellsville township; Elizabeth, wife of William CHANNING of Springfield twp.; Sarah, wife of Jacob WARE of Scottdale; Mary, wife of Martin STONER of Oregon; Emma, wife of Albert BOOR of Connellsville; Lou, wife of William NEWCOMER of Morgan Station; John and Lindley KEEFER of Scottdale and Christ KEEFER of Broad Ford. 
CC  Sat. 4-12-1913
________________________
MRS. KEEFER’S FUNERAL
Services are held near Broad Ford; Interment here.
The funeral of Mrs. Amy Ann KEEFER took place yesterday afternoon at ?:30 o’clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John KEYSER near Broad Ford.  Rev. T.M. GLADDEN pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of Dunbar assisted by Rev. Christian STORM of Connellsville officiated.
Many friends and relatives of the decedent attended the services.  The pallbearers were Walter STILLWAGON, Allen PYLE, Orlando RICHTER, George RICHTER, L.B. WILKINSON, and Harry MORSE.  Interment Hill Grove Cemetery. 
CC  Mon. 4-14-1913


Daniel M. KEEFER ( -1942)

Two Miners Trapped by Slate Fall

   Charles Herbert, 69, of Vanderbilt and Daniel M. Keefer, 62, of Kingsview, near Scottsdale, were killed when caught in a slate and coal fall at the William H. Dull and Sons mine on the Piersol Farm near Spillway Lake, Saturday morning. Their deaths increased to four the number of men killed in mine accidents in two days. Deputy Coroners Frank Galley of Vanderbilt and Ira Blair of Perryopolis investigated.

Article continues concerning other deaths, then returns to Daniel Keefer.

   The two miners, both veterans of many years were trapped about 325 feet from the entrance to the slope mine. Earl Lloyd, 55, and Alva Prinkey, 60, both of Vanderbilt, who were working with Herbert and Keefer, jumped clear and escaped injury.

   Prinkey later told investigating officers he heard the roof cracking and called to his companions to seek safety. He and Lloyd managed to win freedom but the other two were trapped. Keefer’s body was recovered Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock but that of Herbert was not taken from the workings until Sunday morning at 5:45 o’clock.

   Rescue squads from nearby Frick Mines were summoned to the scene and worked under the direction of Mine Inspector Edward Wilkinson in clearing the debris and removing the men, both of whom were badly crushed.

   Keefer’s body was only partly covered by the initial fall. Before rescue workers could place supports for the weakened roof a second fall buried his body. Rescue parties reported Herbert’s body was approximately ten feet further back in the mine that that of Keefer.

Article continues concerning other victims and another mine accident, then returns to Daniel Keefer.

   Daniel M. Keefer was a son of Abram and Susan Miller Keefer. His mother and wife, Mrs. Mary Bungard Keefer, preceded him in death. Surviving are his father, Abram Keefer, the following children; Wilmer, Meade, Willa Beau and Ruth, all at home; Glenn Keefer of Ligonier; Daniel Keefer of White; Charles Keefer of St. Mary’s and Emory Keefer; the following brothers and sisters; Benjamin Keefer of Somerset; Jacob and Harry Keefer of Wooddale; Grant Keefer of Mount Pleasant; William Keefer of Masontown; Mrs. Samuel Coffman of Connellsville; Mrs. Harry Craig of Acme; Mrs. Minerva Mull, and Mrs. John Grimm of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Omar Miller and Mrs. William Coffman of White, also survive. Funeral services will be held in the Mennonite Church at Scottdale, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. John L. Horst and Rev. W. S. Harr will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park at Pennsville.

Article continues concerning other deaths.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, APRIL 20, 1942, page 1, column 2,
continued on page 2, column 4

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bullet Emory J. KEEFER died in 1960. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(101)

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, 27 June 1960, page 4;
Obituary of Emory Keefer
8 Nov 1913 - 24 June 1960
Emory J. Keefer, 46, of Normalville, R.D., died Friday after a lingering illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1913 in Normalville, a son of Lena Frieburg Keefer and the late George W. Keefer.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Gerald of Scottdale, Star Route; one brother, Earl of Connellsville, R.D.2, and eight sisters, Mrs. Verna Richter and Mrs. Bessie Layman of Normalville, R.D.1, Miss Myrtle Keefer of Lock Haven, Mrs. Violet Burkholder of Scottdale, Star Route, Mrs. Florance Chearney and Mrs. Blanche Chearney of Acme, Mrs. Marie Weimer of Ohio and Miss Gladys Keefer of Connellsville.
The body is at the Brooks funeral home in Indian Head where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. G.Marion Smith will officiate. Internment will be in Stouffer Cemetery.


James Allan KEEFER (1957-2012)

BROWNSVILLE
James Allan “Keef” Keefer

JAMES ALLAN “KEEF” KEEFER age 54 of Brownsville, PA died Saturday, July 28, 2012. He was born on November 15, 1957 in Brownsville, PA., son of the late Harold and Evelyn Cobb Keefer. He was a member of the Brownsville Eagles. He is survived by his Wife, Cyndee Isler Keefer; Stepson, Joshua; Grandson, Caleb; Brothers: George and wife Ann, Robert and wife Cheryl; Sister-in-law, Colleen; several Nieces and Nephew; and Best little buddy, Baxter. Predeceased by a niece, Heidi; and a great nephew, Christopher. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, PA on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. the hour of Service with the Rev. Cliff Reynolds officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2012, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 30, 2012

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Tim KEEFER (1968-1996)

Tim Keefer

   Tim Keefer, 28, of North Second St., West Newton, died Thursday, Aug. 1, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his mother, Anna M. Sanner Keefer of West Newton, his paternal grandmother, Margaret Keefer of Mount Pleasant, two brothers, Ronald Keefer of Sutersville and David Keefer of Turkeytown, South Huntingdon Township, a sister, Anna Keefer Knopsnider of Jacobs Creek, four nephews, two nieces, and several aunts and uncles. Services and interment, under direction of the Richard F. Dodson Funeral Home, 213 Main St., West Newton, were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– April 8, 1968
   Died—– August 1, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1996

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Eugene KEELER (1920-1995)

Eugene Keeler

   Eugene Keeler, 75, of South Depot St., Mount Pleasant, died Friday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Aspinwall Division, Pittsburgh. He is survived by a son, Eugene Kenneth Keeler and his wife, Cheryl, and a daughter, Mrs. John (Sharon Jean) Boyer, all of Mount Pleasant; one granddaughter; one great- granddaughter; and a sister, Mary Margaret Curren of Toledo, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, today from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 23, 1920
   Died—– June 23, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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William A. KEELER (1934-1995)

William A. Keeler

   William A. Keeler, 61, of Fayette City R.D. 2 and formerly of Canonsburg, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Canonsburg, Pa., son of William T. and Jennie Arnaud Keeler. He owned and operated Toy City in Roscoe. On June 11, 1955, he married Rose Marie Andras Keeler who survives. Also surviving are two sons, William Keeler of Las Vegas, Nev., and Brian Keeler of Brownsville, Pa.; three daughters, Kelly Oesterling of Fayette City, Michele Brown of Brownsville, and Sherri Lynn Martin of Jacobs Creek; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Loretta Keeler Beccari of Canonsburg. His parents and one brother, Willard Keeler, and one sister, Gladys Jane Keeler, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends in the BOGAN FUNERAL HOME, 164 West Pike St., Canonsburg, Pa., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Craig Kephart officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Allen KEENAN ( -1896)

   Death notice forAllen Keenan appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 29 & 30, 1896. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Anna May KEENAN ( -1909)

GIRL TAKES LIFE
WITH CARBOLIC ACID

Miss Anna Keenan Leaves Note That
She Was Tired and
Heartbroken

  UNIONTOWN, Nov. 22— Miss Anna Keenan, aged 18, of Pittsburg street, committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid Saturday afternoon. She was found by her sister about 5 o’clock on the bed in her mother’s room. Dr. J. G. Hemmington, who was called, stated that the girl had been dead for at least two hours. Miss Keenan had been suffering from toothache for several days, but otherwise was in perfect health. Early Saturday afternoon she dressed in her best clothes and with a girl friend about her own age, went to a drug store where a small vial of carbolic acid was purchased. Anna changed her dress on her arrival home and went up stairs unnoticed by the other members of the family. Her sister, Ella, had occasion to go upstairs about 5 o’clock and finding the door of her mother’s room closed, opened it and saw Anna lying motionless on the edge of the bed. Clutched tightly in the young woman’s hand was a note which read, “Don’t blame any one for this, as I have done it myself. I was heartbroken and have ended it all.”


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 22, 1909, page 1, column 1

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Annie E. KEENAN ( -1913)

   Death notice for Annie E. Keenan appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, September 5, 1913. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Daniel KEENAN ( -1901)

   Death notice for Daniel Keenan appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1901. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Francis Bernard KEENAN ( -1913)

WAR VETERAN DIES

Bernard Keenan, 76 years old, a
Victim of Apoplexy

   Francis Bernard Keenan, 76 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died suddenly of apoplexy Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary McCusker on North Third street, West Side. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception church Monday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment in St. Aloysius cemetery in Dunbar. Mr. Keenan was born in Ireland and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keenan. He came to this country fifty-five years ago and for a number of years resided in Dunbar. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War in New York and served throughout the war. He resided at Morrell at one time. For some time Mr. Keenan had made his home among his children. Thomas Keenan of the West Side, Mrs. Katherine White, and Mrs. McCusker are the surviving children.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1913, page 6, column 2

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Levi KEENAN ( -1868)

Died

KEENAN— On February 19th, 1868, at the residence of his father in North Union township, of Consumption, LEVI KEENAN, aged 22 years. The deceased entered the army under Capt. Thos. Stone, in the summer of ’62. He served his country faithfully, was in many hard-fought battles, and lost a leg at Gettysburg. Since that time he has been at home, and the wound he received at Gettysburg no doubt caused his death. He was conducted to his last resting place on Sunday last by his old comrades-in-arms, and was buried with military honors.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 27, 1868, Vol. I, No. 8, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


George A. KEENER ( -1871)

DIED

KEENER— Jan. 27, George A. Keener, of German Tp., aged 18 years.


American Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 2, 1871

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Lydia Anne KEENER ( -1869)

Suicide.

   On last Friday night, Mrs. Lydia Anne Keener, wife of Wm. Keener, residing near McClellandtown, this county, committed suicide by hanging. It appears that the deceased has been laboring under an aberration of the mind at intervals for some years, and on last Friday night at about 10 o’clock, she escaped the vigilance of her family and went out to a willow tree, where she took a shawl and made it fast to a limb then around her neck. When found, shortly afterwards, she was lying on the ground, face down, with life extinct. The limb was not strong enough to support her body, and it is the supposition that she must have laid down, with the determination of accomplishing her desperate design.


American Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 16, 1869, Vol. 4, No. 40, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Samuel KEEPERS ( -1829)

Communicated
OBITUARY.

DIED,— Suddenly, in Connellsville on Saturday evening the 26th inst. Mr. SAMUEL KEEPERS, in his 29th year. Death in all its forms, is terrible & appalling, and the stoutest hearts quail beneath its devastating influence. Long protracted disease, though it may enable the victim to look forward resignedly to approaching dissolution, cannot entirely subdue the natural regrets of surviving relatives, nor prevent sadness from casting its gloomy shadow over the hearts of those who in life were the friends of the deceased-Never was any remark more beautifully correct than that of the poet who said “There is a tear for all who die,” “A mourner over the humblest grave,” And neither time, or place, nor circumstance can suppress the flow of that greet, the outpouring of which springs from one of the kindliest impulses of our early nature. But if in its mildest approaches, when warning has been super-added to warming, and we have long been in hourly anticipation of the coming blow. Death involves such distress, how must our grief be heightened and increased when his appearance is sudden and altogether unexpected. Then, indeed, if the object of his attack be one who is near and dear to us, the whole of our affections are subdued and prostrated, and in the passionate bitterness of our feelings, we imagine our cup has been unduly filled, and a measure meted out to us that we have no deserved, and which we cannot bear. The mild precepts of Religion, and the stern arguments of Reason, which reprove and condemn all inordinate grief at much times vainly attempt to sooth our agitation, and it is only those for whom our tears have flown, that our crushed and humble spirits can find any comfort or repose. If ever such grief as this may be properly exhibited, it may as regards the subject of this notice. In the vigor of life-In perfect health surrounded by, and in possession of many of those earthly considerations that tend to sweeten and endear us to life, he looked forward to many years of happiness, of health, and enjoyment. But alas! How often, are the brightest prospects suddenly overclouded, and the fairest and most promising hopes wilted and withered in the very moment of their ripening. To be out off at such a moment, with the peculiar and very fearful circumstances connected with the fatal catastrophe, is indeed, distressing. A more melancholy instance of premature death has seldom transpired. The deep feeling that has been enlisted on the occasion – the anxious solicitude evinced for his recovery by the crowds who visited him during the few days of his painful and most distressing illness – the immense concourse of people who followed his remains to its last depository, are all testimonies sufficient of the estimation in which he was held by his friends and neighbors. The Volunteer Corps to which he has long attached deeply mourn the loss of one of its most active members. Though that heart so lately warmed by the rays of affection, lies cold and cheerless in the silent tomb, yet his relations mourn not as those having no consolation – they have every reasonable ground of hope that the exchange of this has been for another, and a better world. May thy God who tempers the wind to the shore, lamb, mercifully enable his bereaved wife, little son, and afflicted relatives to bear up under this heavy calamity, and make his sudden removal from the busy stage of life, in the flower of his manhood, a solemn and instruction warning to all his youthful companions.


Pennsylvania Democrat, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 1, 1829, Vol. III, No. 9, Whole Number 113, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Albert KEFFER ( -1906)

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

Two Children Dead

  Smock, April 11.— Albert, the five-year-old son of Emanuel Keffer, died Sunday of pneumonia following measles. Funeral Tuesday with services at the house and interment at Cochran cemetery, Dawson.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 12, 1906, Vol. I, No. 7, page 1, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Albert C. KEFFER ( -1907)

A. C. KEFFER DEAD.
Had Been Operated on at Hospital for Appendicitis

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

   Albert C. Keffer, aged 59 years, well known resident of Perryopolis died this morning at 6:30 o’clock at the …… State hospital from gangrenous appendicitis. Deceased was …… only ill from ten days ago. On Friday morning he was taken to the hospital where he underwent an operation on Sunday night. Mr. Keffer worked in the mines ………………… Perryopolis and was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men and the Fr. O. U. A. M of Perryopolis. His widow and two children survive. His parents, who reside in Dunbar also survive. Funeral Director Ira Blair of Perryopolis came here this morning and took the body to Funeral Director …………………… where it was prepared for burial, after which the remains were shipped to Perryopolis this afternoon. Final arrangements have not been made for the funeral.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, December 11, 1907, page 1, column 5


ALBERT C. KEFFER

   Albert Cameron Keffer, 59 years old, died Friday morning at the tubercular sanitarium. The deceased was a son of Adam and Rebecca Keffer, pioneer residents of Dunbar, and was a member of the Methodist Church in Vanderbilt. His widow, Mary and seven children, survive as follows; Jacob and Leon at home; Paul, in the U.S. Navy, Mrs. Clyde Elkins, Star Junction; William of Dawson; Charles, Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Leonard Fotheringham of Connellsville.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 6, 1907

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Alexander B. KEFFER ( -1910)

A. B. Keffer’s Funeral

   The funeral of the late Alexander B. Keffer will take place from the home of his son-in-law, John H. Breakiron, 148 Snyder street, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. E. B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate. Mr. Keffer was born in Fayette county and spent the greater part of his life on a farm near Breakneck. His wife died February 16, 1909, and since her death he has resided with his children. After deposing of his farm near Breakneck he bought a small farm in East Connellsville where he resided until the death of his wife. He is survived by the following children, Roy B., Mrs. John H. Breakiron, Misses Veta and Stella of Connellsville, Charles B., of East Connellsville, Albert of Brownsville, Harry of Akron, O., Mrs. B. F. Breakiron of Footedale, and Mrs. D. J. Swope of Tennessee.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 19, 1910, page 2, column 5

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Clarence W. KEFFER, III (1936-2010)

Clarence W. Keffer, III, age 74 of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010 in his home. He was born March 1, 1936 in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Clarence W. Keffer Jr. and Rose Hornsby Keffer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Evancheck Keffer; brothers: Earl and David and sister, Connie Keffer David. He is survived by his loving sister, Rose Keffer Troycheck and husband Martin of Fairchance, Pa.; brother-in-law, Clark Holliday of Revere, Pa. and several loving nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements are under the direction of KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, August, 2010

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Elizabeth Decker KEFFER Headstone ( -1947)

Mrs. Elizabeth Decker Keffer, 72, widow of G.W. Keffer, died at 7:15 o’clock Monday morning (1 Sept 1947) at the home of her brother, Chris Decker, 1218 Chestnut Street, where she had been visiting for the past week. For the past year she had resided with Mrs. Irene Baxter in 517 Johnston Avenue. She was born May 9, 1875, at Morgan Station, near Broad Ford, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Christina Decker. Mrs. Keffer was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She had resided in Connellsville and vicinity all her life.

Surviving are two sons, Herbert Keffer of Connellsville and William Keffer of Girard; eight grandchildren; one brother, Chris Decker of Chestnut Street and one sister, Mrs. Annie Lindsey of Wilkinsburg. Mrs. Charlotte Minerd, a daughter, died in 1936. One sister, Mrs. Charlotte Siegfried of Philadelphia, died three months ago yesterday at her home.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Charles A. McCormick funeral home at 501 South Pittsburg Street with Rev. Richard M. Langsdale, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, September 2, 1947, page 2

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Eula K. KEFFER (1910-1974)

KEFFER, EULA K.— Age 63 years, of Cleveland, Ohio (formerly of Uniontown), died suddenly Thursday, August 29, 1974 in Southwestern General Hospital, Berea, Ohio. She was born Sept. 12, 1910 in Rock Port, Missouri, a daughter of Roxie Pearl and the late James B. Howard. She attended North Union High School and was a former member of the Mount Braddock Methodist Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Wilbert; five sisters: Mrs. Hazel York of Uniontown R.D. 1; Mrs. Sullivan (Gladys) Maddas of Mount Braddock; Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Martin of Dunbar; Mrs. Pete (Jessie) Salatina of Connellsville; Mrs. Harry (Esther) McDowell of Connellsville; three brothers: John Howard of Uniontown R.D. 1; James B. Howard of Dunbar and Robert Howard of Yuma, California. Her father preceded her in death in 1950. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, from 7 to 9 this evening, Saturday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until 2 p.m., the hour of service. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 31, 1974, page 23, column 8

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John William KEFFER, Sr. ( -1974)

KEFFER, JOHN WILLIAM SR.— Age 59 years of Belle Vernon, R.D. 3, died Thursday, August 27, 1974 at home. Surviving is his wife, Irene; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Higley, Carnegie, Pa. and Mrs. Bonnie Keffer, Monessen; five sons, Jack, Lakewood, Colorado, John William Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas, Donald F., Omaha, Nebraska, Barry A., Fort Hood, Texas, and Bruce E., McKeesport; sixteen grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Keffer, Uniontown; six sisters, Mrs. Helen McManus, Wick Haven, Mrs. Beatrice Lynn, Perryopolis, Mrs. Andrew (Freda) Shaffer, Perryopolis, R.D. 1, Mrs. James (Ruby) Hillen, Wick Haven, Mrs. Clarence (Martha) Springer, Ruffsdale, Pa., and Mrs. Joseph (Emma) Gerda, Belle Vernon, R.D. 3. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, today 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m. the hour of service. Rev. Charles R. Fowler will officiate. Interment in Cochran Cemetery, Dawson R.D.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 28, 1974, page 39, column 7

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Rose Violet Hornsby KEFFER (1914-2005)

Rose Violet Hornsby Keffer, age 90, of Fairchance, Pa., passed away Friday morning, February 18, 2005, at home with her loving Family at her side. She was born February 20, 1914, in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Dora Hornsby.

Rose was preceded in death by her sisters, Susie Hughes, Sadie Huey and Mary Lescar, brothers, Orville, Charles, Georgie, Ted, Jess and Milton Hornsby, and parents. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son, David Keffer, in 1973, her beloved daughter, Connie Keffer David, in 1976, and her beloved husband, Clarence Keffer in 1989.

Rose is survived by her loving children: Clarence Keffer, III of Revere, Pa., Rose Keffer Troycheck and her husband, Martin Troycheck, of Fairchance, Pa., and Earl Keffer of Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren: Tim, Michelle, Richard, Tommy, Mark, Beth Ann, Mike, Gerald, David, Donna Jo, Chuckie, Danny, Jeremy David, Ricky, Jimmy, Dave, John, Randy, Marge and Georgie; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., on Sunday, February 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday morning, February 22, will be private for the immediate family. Interment will take place in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

The family would like to publicly thank the Albert Gallatin Home Care and Hospice for helping make a difficult time easier with their tender care and support.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, February 19, 2005

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Theresa KEFFER ( -1871)

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   Mrs. Theresa Keffer, wife of John Keffer, Esq., of Uniontown, died very suddenly last Friday evening, about 11 o’clock, and was interred in the Catholic church burial ground, on Morgantown street, Sunday following. The ceremonies were conducted by Father ________, of Brownsville, in a very solemn and appropriate manner. The Reverend Father in his remarks on the Christian character and unexceptionable deportment of the deceased, only reflected the unanimous opinion of the entire community in which she resided. Mrs. Keffer’s health, for some time, has only been tolerable, but on the day she died it appeared to be better than usual up to 8 o’clock in the evening, when she was taken ill and died as above. She was about 59 years old.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 31, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 34, page 3, column 3

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Russell H. KEFOVER ( -1984)

KEFOVER, RUSSELL H., Age 90 years of Smithfield, R. D. 3, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1984 at 6:53 a.m. He was the son of the late Plummer R. and Hannah Hostettler Kefover. He is survived by the following children, Jesse L. of Galeton, Mrs. Anthony (Maxine) Novak of Brownfield, Herschel of Uniontown, R. D. 5, eight grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Slazek of Coolspring. He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters, Sarah Dietszman, Helen Bickerton, Robert Kefover, Hudson Kefover and Lyman Kefover. He was a member of UMWA and the Woodside Grange. remainder of article in missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1984

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Sarah KEFOVER ( -1941)

MRS. SARAH KEFOVER

   Mrs. Sarah Kefover, 73, of Sandy Bottom, Masontown, died at her home Sunday morning at 9:45 o’clock of heart disease. Surviving are her husband, Henry S. Kefover and a son Harold at home. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock followed by additional rites at 2:30 o’clock in the Masontown Mennonite church. Rev. Paul Roth will officiate. Burial under the direction of H. A. Johnston of Masontown will follow in the Mennonite cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 10, 1941, page 5, column 1

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bullet Thomas KEGG died in 1928. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

KEGG, THOMAS
Military funeral services for Thomas KEGG of Oliver No. 1, one of the Mather mine victims, were held yesterday morning at the home in charge of Lafayette Post No. 51, American Legion of Uniontown.  The Rev Fr. D. P. KENNA of St. John’s R. C. church officiated.  A group of Legionaires in charge of Arthur MORSE attended the services as a guard of honor.  Burial was in Sylvan Heights cemetery where three voileys were fired over the grave by the Legionaires and “Taps” sounded. 
Herald Mon. 5-28-1928


Charles KEIGHLEY Stone  (1825-1912)

   Death notice for Charles Keighley appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 27, 30, 1912. Complete text is not currently available.


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

Neighbors, becoming alarmed at the failure of Miss Ellen Keighley, 77, to answer the call of Mrs. Guy Floyd, Tuesday morning, discovered her body slumped over the side of her bed in her home at 81 Lawn avenue.
Miss Keighley, who enjoyed living alone, is said to have been in poor health for the last several days, but her condition had not caused any alarm.
Monday night before retiring, Miss Keighley is said to have given the key to Mrs. Floyd and informed her to lock the house as she didn't want to be disturbed.
Mrs. Floyd went to the home shortly before 8 o'clock and called to the
victim.  Not receiving any answer she summoned Mrs. George Bechtold and Mrs.
John Haught.
On re-entering the home the three made the discovery.
The coroner was notified.
Miss Keighley was born in Keighley, England, October 18, 1860, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Keighley.
With her parents she came to the United States at the age of five years, the family settling in Youngstown, O., in 1895.  Miss Keighley moved to Uniontown where she since resided.
(Herald - June 16, 1937)


Frederick C. KEIGHLEY StonePhoto  (1855-1915)

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FINANCIAL WORRY
CAUSES SUICIDE OF
FRED C. KEIGHLEY

General Superintendent of
Oliver Plants Shoots
Himself.

AFFECTED BY BANK FAILURE

Mr. Keighley Was One of the Most
Prominent Mining Men in the Connellsville
Coke Region and Was
Regarded Expert in Coking Practice.

   Frederick Charles Keighley, 60 years old, general superintendent of the coke plants of the Oliver & Snyder Steel Company, shot himself through the head some time yesterday morning in his garage, back of his home, 140 East Fayette street, Uniontown. The body was found by his son, Henry Keighley, about 6 o’clock last evening. Mr. Keighley was last seen at 9 o’clock when he left his office at Oliver and went to his home in Uniontown. His associates say that he appeared ---- and nervous. Returning home he gave some papers to his daughter and then left the house. It is believed he went directly to the garage and fired the fatal shot about 10 o’clock. Henry Keighley, who is an electrician at Oliver, returned home in the afternoon and went to the garage to put the car away. He found his father’s body stretched out upon the floor, one hand across his breast and the other holding the revolver, from which one shot had been fired. The shot had been fired through the mouth, the bullet coming out the top of the head. Mr. Keighley, it is believed, was driven to suicide as the result of worry over financial and other matters. In addition to involved financial affairs as a result of the closing of the First National Bank of Uniontown, the condition of his daughter, Mrs. W. N. Hogg had been giving him some uneasiness. Mrs. Hogg is now in a Pittsburg hospital.

   Some months ago, Mr. Keighley became interested in a new coal operation at Euclid near Ligonier and it is said that his daughter, Mrs. Hogg, was heavily interested in the venture. The closing of the First National Bank and subsequent financial embarrassment of L. N. Thompson is said to have seriously affected the affairs of Mrs. Hogg. The general depression of the coal business made it necessary to suspend operations at Euclid and added a heavy burden upon Mr. Keighley. Mrs. Hogg is the widow of Attorney William A. Hogg, who committed suicide in Uniontown about 10 years ago as the result of a nervous breakdown. Mr. Keighley was born at Victoria Terrace, Keathley, Yorkshire, May 5, 1857, and was educated in the English schools until his parents came to America and located at Youngstown, O., where he completed his education. He took up engineering and learned the theory and practice of mining in the Ohio mining region. He was soon promoted to the superintendent of the mines of the Mahoning Coal Company from 1876 until 1880 and was manager of two of the company’s stores.

   On September 15, 1880, Mr. Keighley became manager of ---- of the Youngstown Coke Company and six months later was made superintendent of that operation. Soon afterward he went into the coal business for himself, operating a mine at Toms River, Allegheny county, for 18 months, returning at the end of that time to the superintendency of the Youngstown works, later he became superintendent for the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Mammoth, retiring in 1891 to become identified with the Oliver & Snyder interests. He assisted in the erection of the Oliver Coke plant and in 1879 was made general superintendent of the three plants of this company. He was for several years, a state mine inspector and came to be known as an authority on mining topics and a writer of note on technical subjects in connection with the mining and coking industries.

   He was active in many other lines and for several years was a member of the Uniontown school board and president of that body. In politics he was a Republican. He was also active in church work and held the position of trustee of the Uniontown Methodist Episcopal church for many years. Mr. Keighley is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters. The sons are: Henry, Thomas W., Charles and James. The daughters are: Mrs. W. A. Hogg, Mrs. I. W. Crock of Dearth and Miss Mary Grace Keighley. One sister, Miss Ellen Keighley, also survives. Both Henry and Thomas W. Keighley are connected with the coke business, Henry being an electrician at Oliver and Thomas W. Keighley being superintendent of the Beeson works.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday Evening, April 15, 1915, page 1, column 7


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KEIGHLEY FUNERAL

   The funeral of Frederick C. Keighley will be held tomorrow afternoon ---------. Services will be conducted at his late home at East Fayette street, Uniontown. Rev. Dr. G. W. Hastes, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. A. N. Stanton. -------------. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Pa., Charles Smith of Masontown, Attorney Lee Smith, Frank Sweatwater and Dr. George Evans. Obit Index Pa Room


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 16, 1915, page 2, column 2

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Henry KEIGHLEY ( -1940)

HENRY KEIGHLEY

   Henry Keighley, aged 52, former well-known resident of Uniontown, died Saturday night, March 30, 1940, in Veterans’ hospital at Aspinwall after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. He was born July 15, 1837, in Uniontown, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Keighley. He was with the Aviation Corps during the World war, graduating from Uniontown High school and attending Cornell university. He was identified with the Westinghouse company in Pittsburgh until ill health compelled him to give up his work. Surviving are three brothers, Thomas W. and Charles Keighley, both of Uniontown, and James, of Gary, Ind., and three sisters, Mary Grace Keighley, Connellsville, Mrs. Ira. W. Crock, Uniontown, and Mrs. W. A. Hogg, St. Davids, near Philadelphia. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday night at the Keighley residence in Connellsville. The American Legion Post there will be in charge. Burial will follow Wednesday in Arlington cemetery, Virginia.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 1, 1940, page 2, column 6

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Lucy Jane Burnet KEIGHLEY Stone  (1851-1925)

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MRS. LUCY JANE KEITHLEY

   Mrs. Lucy Jane Keithley, 74 years old, widow of Fred C. Keithley, died Tuesday morning at her home in Uniontown following a lingering illness. She had resided in Uniontown for many years and was a faithful member of Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. The following children survive: Grace, at home; Mrs. Florence K. Hogg of Philadelphia; Thomas of Uniontown, Charles of Oliver, Henry at home; James of Weirton, W. Va., and Mrs. Rose Crock of York Run. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the home, followed by interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 3, 1925, page 7, column 6

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Mary KEIGHLEY ( -1894)

   Death notice for Mary Keighley, wife of Charles Keighley, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 19, 1894. Complete text is not currently available.


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Minnie Swaney KEIGHLEY ( -1966)

Mrs. Keighley
Funeral Set

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Minnie Swaney Keighley, 77, of 140 E. Fayette St., Uniontown, who died Sunday in West Virginia University Medical Center at Morgantown She was the wife of Thomas W. Keighley, who was assistant superintendent of Oliver Mines and later with the Highways Dept. Mrs. Keighley was a member of Asbury Methodist Church and Daughters of America. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Katherine E., at home; Mrs. Carl (Eleanore) Trego, Grove City, Ohio, and Mrs. Clare M. (Helen Jean) Hanmore, Harrisburg, Pa.; four grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. William J. Gibson and Mrs. Edna Rhodes, both of Uniontown, and three brothers, Clifford J. Swaney, Jumonville Rd.; John C. Swaney and Jacob M. Swaney, both of Uniontown, also survive. Friends will be received after 7 tonight and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. J. Robert Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–Thomas Farr Swaney
   Mother–Alcind Mitchell Swaney


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 12, 1966, page 1, column 8,
continued to page 6, column 7

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LEWIS KEILBACH died in 1936.

Lewis Keilbach, 78, a resident of Smithton for 45 years, died in his home there Friday, September 25, 1936, following an illness of 10 days of pneumonia. His wife Sophie Keilbach preceded him in death in 1930. Surviving are four children: Mrs Caroline Ault, Brownsville; Mrs Jacob Schneider, Blawnox; Richard and Lewis Keilbach Jr, of Smithton; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A brother, Joseph Keilbach, died only three weeks ago. He was a grandfather of Mrs S A Seehoffer, of Derrick avenue, Uniontown. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock in the Smithton Lutheran church. Burial will be in a Smithton cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Sept 26, 1936

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MRS. SOPHIE KEILBACH died in 1930.

Mrs Sophie Keilbach, 66, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o' clock in Smithton. Her death was due to complications. She is survived by her husband, Louis, and the following children: Mrs G A Ault of Brownsville; Mrs J Schneider of Pittsburgh; Louis Keilbach, of Smithton and Richard Keilbach of Jeanette. Two children preceded her in death. Two sisters, Mrs Henry Henkel, of Everson and Mrs Lena Jaquillard of Scottdale, also survive, as do 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Smithton Lutheran church, interment in the Smithton cemetery.

The Daily News Standard, Dec 15, 1930

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Henrietta Hess KEIM (1923-1967)

MRS. GEORGE KEIM JR.

   Mrs. Henrietta Hess Keim, 44, of West Salisbury, died Tuesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Champion, a daughter of William and Lelia Kalp Hess. Surviving are her husband, George E. Keim Jr., one brother, Gilbert of Melcroft, two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Springer of Ligonier and Mrs. Wilma Snyder of Champion, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was assistant postmaster of West Salisbury and a Sunday school teacher at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Meyersdale R.D. 1. She was also secretary to the pastor of the Wilhelm Charge, United Church of Christ. The body will be at the Price funeral home in Meyersdale after 8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 4

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Jesse C. KEISER ( -2004)

Jesse C. Keiser, age 98, of Sistersville, West Virginia, and former longtime resident of Point Marion, Pa., who was born in Sprucetown (Point Marion), Pa., retired Purchasing Agent from Houze Glass in Point Marion with 48 years employment, died Saturday, November 13, 2004, in Sistersville. He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Keiser Woolwine of Sistersville, West Virginia; grandchildren: Jeffrey Moore and Tracy Moore Summers; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Keiser Diffenbacher of Erie, Pa. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., on Tuesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, November 14, 2004

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Lily Schmidt KEISER (1910-2007)

Lily Schmidt Keiser, 96, a resident of Autumn House Assisted Living, in York, Pennsylvania, for the past ten years, and a former longtime resident of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, February 4, 2007, in the York Hospital. Born in Point Marion, on November 1, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Elvire Brogneaux Schmidt. A 1929 graduate of Point Marion High School, and she was a faithful and lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Point Marion, and had served a term as Noble Grand of the Magdalena Rebekah Lodge, in Point Marion. Lily worked for a while as a secretary for the Keystone Stores Corporation, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later as a salesperson for the Houze Glass Company, in Point Marion.

Surviving are her three children: Dr. Barry K. Keiser and wife, Jean, of West Chester, Pa., Judith K. Smyser and her companion, Wayne Lutz, and Brenda Sue Day, all of York; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Willard E. Keiser, on August 1, 2004, sisters, Madeline Brozik, Eva Kocan, Rose Shaw, and Andree Tamenne, and brothers, Roger and Oscar Schmidt.

Friends will be received in the First Baptist Church, of Point Marion, on Thursday from noon until 2 p.m., the Hour of Service, with her son, Dr. Barry K. Keiser, officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Arrangements are in the care of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be offered to the First Baptist Church, 515 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., 15474.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, February 7, 2007

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Willard KEISER (1903-2004)

Willard Keiser, 101, of York, Pa., and formerly of Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, August 1, 2004. Arrangements will be announced by the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa. Willard E. Keiser, age 101, of York, Pa., for the past eight years and a former longtime resident of Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, August 1, 2004 in York. Born May 16, 1903 in Sprucetown, Point Marion R.D., Pa., he was a son of Dennis and Mamie (Evans) Keiser. He was the oldest graduate of the former Point Marion High School having graduated in 1921. In 1922 he received a second diploma from Uniontown High School and then a teaching certificate from California Normal School (now California University of Pennsylvania). Willard was employed as an accountant at Houze Glass in Point Marion for 40 years. An active and faithful member for many years of the First Baptist Church in Point Marion, Willard was a Deacon, Sunday School Secretary and sang in the church choir. He also had served for two years as President of the Point Marion Borough Council.

Surviving is his wife of 71 years, Lily Schmidt Keiser, whom he married December 24, 1932; also three children: Dr. Barry K. Keiser of West Chester, Pa., Judith K. Smyser and Brenda Day both of York, Pa.; a brother, Jesse Keiser of Sistersville, West Virginia; sister, Martha Diffenbacher of Erie, Pa.; eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Predeceased by two brothers, Ira and Charles Keiser, three sisters, Louise Sandusky, Edna Deffenbaugh, Mildred Liboski, and parents.

Friends will be received in the First Baptist Church of Point Marion on Wednesday, August 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Service, with his son, Dr. Barry K. Keiser officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


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

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Fenton O. KEISTER, Jr. (1903-1994)

Fenton Keister, last of a pioneer family

   Fenton O. Keister, Jr., 90, of 1802 W. Loucks Ave., Scottdale, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 1994, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born Oct. 14, 1903, in Scottdale, a son of the late Fenton O. and Lyda Campbell Keister. He attended the Scottdale schools. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1924. He attended Brown University from 1925 to 1926; the University of Alabama from 1927 to 1928; and was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Before his retirement, he worked for the former First National Bank of Scottdale, and the Lincoln Coal and Coke Co., where he became its vice president. He served on the board of directors for the former First National Bank of Scottdale from 1929 to 1932; the Lincoln Coal-Coke Co., where he was the board’s vice president; the Scottdale Savings and Trust Co., where he was the former board vice president and assistant secretary. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the Pleasant Valley Country Club, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania, and the Westmoreland Museum of Art. He was a past member of the Scottdale Cemetery Association Board; past member and treasurer of the Scottdale American Red Cross; and past member of the Westmoreland County War Fund. He was a partner of the Halund Co., in Latrobe from 1942 to 1945. He was a former president for the Bixler Enterprises-Strand Theater of Scottdale; and a former member of Pile Run Country Club, the Greensburg Country Club, the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society, and the Westmoreland County Republican Finance Committee. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Scottdale. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Frank Keister, with whom he celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 18, 1994; and a son, Alton A. Keister of Scottdale. He was the last surviving member of his pioneer Keister family in the coal and coke business in Scottdale. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Edwin Keister; and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Keister Hammon.



KEISTER— Fenton O. Keister, Jr., of 1802 W. Loucks Ave., Scottdale, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 7:30 p.m. today at the JAMES MURPHY MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today, with the Rev. H. J. Rudsill of Connellsville officiating. Cremation will take place in Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Scottdale YMCA and the Scottdale Public Library in memory of Mr. Keister.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Nathaniel B. KELL (1856-1938)

N. B. Kell, First Rural Carrier
Out Of City, Dies

   Nathaniel B. Kell, 82 years old, first rural mail carrier out of the Connellsville Post Office and former local educator, died suddenly Monday afternoon while sitting in a chair, taking a nap, at his home at Poplar Grove. It was believed a stroke was the cause. Mr. Kell was born at Broad Ford, July 10, 1856, a son of John and Madeline Wurtz Kell. He was graduated from California Normal School with the class of 1878. He taught school for nine years, at White Rock, now South Connellsville, and old New Haven, now the West Side, where he was principal. For many years he was a bookkeeper at the Alfred Hood general store in North Pittsburg street, where the Penn-Connell Hotel now stands. In the meantime, on Thanksgiving Day, 1880, he had been married to Miss Ida McClure of California. They located in Colorado, where they lived for 13 years and where Mr. Kell was engaged in business, in and about Denver. The family returned to Connellsville in 1900. In 1905 Mr. Kell entered the mail service as carrier on the first rural route out of the local office. He first covered the route by way of Broad Ford, later that over the mountains by way of Normalville. He was retired in 1926 and had since lived quietly at his home, the old Thomas Buttermore estate at Poplar Grove. He was a member of the mail carriers’ organization and the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Kell died in 1923. Surviving are three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Wallace G. Kauffman of Pittsburgh, Mrs. W. W. Pierson of Burgettstown, Mrs. Bert J. Hooper of Connellsville, Harry S. Kell of Paducah, Ky., and Wilbur Kell of Denver. There are also 16 grandchildren and a brother, Braden Kell of Broad Ford. The funeral service will be held at the home Thursday evening at 8 o’clock, with Rev. L.S. Elliott officiating, assisted by Dr. Bennett W. Hutchinson of Pittsburgh, former local Methodist pastor. Burial will be private Friday morning in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 15, 1938, page 1, column 4

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Pvt. Alfred H. KELLPhoto Stone  (1893-1918)

ALFRED KELL, FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER, IS DEAD OF PNEUMONIA

   Well Known Young Man succumbs in France While Serving With the Artillery.

   An official War Department telegram received Saturday evening announced the death from pneumonia in France on October 5 of Private Alfred H. Kell, son of Mr. And Mrs. N. B. Kell of Poplar Grove, and member of the 313th Field Artillery, Company f. By his death Connellsville loses one of its best known young men.

   Alfred Kell first came prominently before the pubic as captain of the football team of the high school in 1914. During his whole high school career he took a prominent part in athletics. In the high school he studied chemistry and following his graduation in 1914 became assistant chemist at the plant of the American manganese company at Dunbar. Before entering the service he was engaged in conducting a number of coal operations.

   Private Kell was the youngest son of the Kell family. He was born September 21, 1893, near Denver, Col. He is survived by his parents and three sisters: Mrs. W. G. Kauffman and Mrs. A. J. Hooper of Connellsville, and Mrs. S. W. Piersol of Burgettstown, and two brothers, Wilbur B. of Firestone, Col. And Harry S. of Paducah, Ky.

   The young man left for Camp Lee on April 29, 1918. He was transferred to the artillery and in less than six weeks from the time of leaving home was overseas.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, November 11, 1918, page 2, column 3


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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

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

   Alfred Kell, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Kell of Poplar Grave, was a victim of pneumonia. He died in France, October 5, 1918. Private Kell was a member of Company F. 313th Field Artillery. He was captain of the Connellsville high school football team in 1914 and before entering the service was engaged in the coal business about Connellsville.


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

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Annetta Leo KELLER ( -1922)

MRS. ANNETTA LEO KELLER

   Mrs. Annetta Leo Keller, widow of David T. Keller, died Thursday, September 28, 1922, at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank K. Bearman, 5523 Ellsworth avenue, Pittsburgh. She made her home in Uniontown for five years and is a member of the Asbury M. E. church. She is the mother of Harry N. and Earl D. Keller of this city. Announcement of the funeral will be made later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, September 29, 1922, page 5, column 4

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Beatrice Vance KELLER (1912-2011)

Beatrice Keller
Connellsville

Beatrice Vance Keller, 98, of Connellsville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, with her four children at her side. She was born in the house that her father built in North Scottdale, on April 25, 1912. She was a daughter of the late Victor and Catherine Shank Vance. Mrs. Keller graduated valedictorian from East Huntingdon High School in 1929. She went on to graduate from Earlham College in 1933, tenth in her class, with a bachelor's degree in biology, and minors in French and English. She began teaching at East Huntingdon High School and later taught in the Connellsville School District, retiring from there in 1977. She had a distinguished career and touched the lives of many students in her English, French, music and art classes. Her last teaching assignment was French at Junior High East. She enjoyed immersing her students in the French language and culture, in which she fell in love with when she studied in France in 1972. Mrs. Keller also traveled to Germany, Austria and England and, along with her husband, Melvin, traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Mrs. Keller was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Connellsville, the Mozart Music Club and an honorary member of the Connellsville Rotary Club, where she was a Paul Harris Fellow and played the piano at the Rotary Club's weekly meetings for many years. Mrs. Keller was also a talented organist and pianist. She played the organ for many years at Greenwood United Methodist Church of Connellsville and Trinity Lutheran Church of Connellsville. She was an accomplished seamstress, making beautiful clothes for her family and costumes for her daughters' school music programs over the years. Several of her most challenging projects were an authentic PSU Nittany lion costume that she beautifully created for her grandson, Steve, and an intricately knitted sweater for each of her great-granddaughters, Claire and Chloe, who affectionately called her "Gigi." She was a past member of the Wakefield Culture Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 247 of Connellsville, Alliance Francais, NEA, PSEA, the Connellsville Community Chorus, Teutonia Maennerchor, Pleasant Valley Country Club and the Laurel Mall Walkers. Though the accomplishments of Mrs. Keller's life are immeasurable, her family was her greatest source of love and pride. She raised each of them up on eagles' wings. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Melvin J. Keller, in 2008, to whom she was married for 69 years; a brother, Harry Vance; and sisters, Katherine Boswell, Mildred Coughenour and Hazel Vance. Mrs. Keller is survived by her four devoted children, Marjorie (Gary) Overdorff, of Zanesville, Ohio, Judy (Rodney) Haines, of Connellsville, Ginny Manns, of Greensburg, and Robert (Ann) Keller, of Edina, Minn.; her 10 loving grandchildren, Jeff (Diane) Overdorff, Wendy (Henry) Hale, Marc (Becky) Haines, Ben Haines, Lauren (Ken) Eicher, Steve (Sarah) Haines, Erin Manns, Brittany Manns, Anne (James) Tanser and Bryan (Alice) Keller; and her five precious great- grandchildren, Claire, Chloe and Christian Hale, Jasper Keller and Caleb Eicher, and baby Tanser, who is due to arrive in May, all of whom she adored. The family would like to thank Pastor Dennis Roser and Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Lee Maley, Dr. Enany, the staff at Highlands Hospital, the staff at Amedisys, especially Carol and Diane, and all those who supported us during this difficult time. A special hug and thanks go out to her five wonderful friends, Cathy, Heidi, Joyce, Judy and Lisa. Above all, her family praises God for blessing them with their precious Mother, whose spirit will live on in each one of them. Her radiant spirit touched and blessed everyone who met her. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL H OME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with additional viewing from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 126 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Roser and the Rev. Lee Maley co-officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Trinity Lutheran Church, 126 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425 or the Community Foundation of Fayette County, 2 W. Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401, with the memo The Melvin J. Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, April 11, 2011

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Benjamin KELLER ( -1922)

BENJAMIN KELLER

   Benjamin Keller, age 63 years, was found dead in his bed early Thursday morning, March 23rd, 1922 at his home in the Stone Mine, near Point Marion. It is believed that death was caused by an acute attack of appendicitis. Mr. Keller had worked in the mine the day before but had complained of severe stomach pains. The body is being held at the morgue of J. Conn at Point Marion until relatives can be located.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 24, 1922, page 7, column 3

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Christ KELLER ( -1924)

DROWNING AT GORLEY’S

Christ Keller, 15, of West Brownsville,
Becomes Exhausted After Swim

   Christ Keller, aged 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Keller of Blainesburg, West Brownsville, was drowned Sunday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock at Gorley’s lake after he swam across the lake and was on the return trip and became exhausted. Young Keller was within 10 or 12 feet of the pier head when he sank from sight. Donald and Harry McIntyre of Uniontown, the latter already in swimming and the former standing on the pier with his clothes on, tried to save Keller. They succeeded in bringing the body to shore where artificial resuscitation was applied bet to no avail.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, July 7, 1924, page 1, column 2

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Dorothy J. KELLER (1921-1996)

Dorothy J. Keller

   Dorothy J. Keller, 74, of Scottdale, R.D. 1, (East Huntingdon Township), died Monday at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Allan (Karen) Nicholson of Scottdale and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Ream of Mill Run; two sons, Kenneth W. Keller of Scottdale and Dennis E. Keller of Mount Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 22, 1921
   Died—– November 4, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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Edward KELLER ( -1922)

NEWS OF DAY AT
MOUNT PLEASANT
BRIEFLY RELATED

Edward Keller, 19 Years Old,
Dies at Home of His
Parents

  MOUNT PLEASANT, April 10— Edward Keller who would have been 19 years old the latter part of this month, died at his home in Main street early Saturday morning. He is survived by his father, Joseph Keller and the following brothers, Leo, Eugene, Thomas and Joseph, and one sister, Florence. Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o’clock at St. Joseph’s Church, in charge of Rev. John Hackett.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 10, 1922, page 6, column 4

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Janet M. KELLER (1940-1962)

MRS. JOHN KELLER

   Mrs. Janet M. Keller, 22, of Acme, R. D. 1, died at 3:35 p.p. Saturday in Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant, after a lingering illness. She was born April 26, 1940, at White, a daughter of Ernest and Norma Jean White Henry and was a member of the Buchanan Church of God. Also surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, John D. Keller: a son, Paul Thomas and a daughter, Debra Diane: four brothers, Kenneth R., Alfred, Delbert, and J. R. Henry of White, and Five sisters, Garnet, Lois, Charlotte, Darlene and Carol Jean of White. The body is at the home of the parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Keller of Jones Mills, where a prayer service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, followed by additional services at 2:30 p.pm. in the Jones Mills Methodist Church. The Rev. Don Jordan will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery.


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

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Nancy J. KELLER ( -1937)

   Mrs. Nancy J. Keller died Saturday, May 29, 1937, in the family residence at Ohiopyle. Funeral services will be conducted in Mt. Washington church this afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1937


Mrs. Nancy Keller Dead

Mrs. Nancy Keller was found dead in bed at the home of her son, Charles Lee, at Ohiopyle, where she resided for the past year. She was near 79 years old and had been in poor health for sometime. She is survived by three sons, George and Charles of Ohiopyle and Richard of Sugar Loaf.

Notes from contributor:
  Spouse—–Samuel Keller
  Daughter—–Bertha Lee Turner


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1937, page 3, column 8

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Samuel KELLER ( -1934)

SAMUEL KELLER DIES AT DONEGAL;
LAST CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Samuel Keller, 90 years old, the last surviving Civil War Veteran in Donegal township, died Saturday morning at his home near Stahlstown. Mr. Keller, a member of Company F, 103rd Pennsylvania Regulars, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nancy Keller, eight sons and one daughter. D. E. Keller of Bowen, Ill, William B. Keller of Acme, Jacob Franklin Keller of Big Neck, Ill, Samuel W. Keller of Hunker, Harry L. Keller of Stahlstown, Mrs. Anna Swartz of East Fulton, Ohio, James C. Keller of Stahlstown, Simon W. Keller of Ruffsdale and John E. Keller of Stahlstown. There is one brother, Jacob Keller, of Youngwood.

The funeral cortège will leave the late home at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon for the service to be held in the Stahlstown Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Bracken will officiate. Interment will be made in Stahlstown Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 8, 1934, Page 5, Column 8

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Ada P. KELLEY ( -1969)

MRS. ADA KELLEY

   Mrs. Ada P. Kelley, 82, of Fairchance, died unexpectedly at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born near Friendsville, Md., a daughter of the late Elijah and Barbara Frazee Thomas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairchance, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Earnest Workers Class. Surviving are three daughters, including Mrs. Fred (Madaline) Matelli of Uniontown, R. D. 3, and Mrs. Franklin (Maxine) Shanaberger of Fairchance; two sons, including Robert of Fairchance; 14 grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and a brother. She was predeceased by her husband, Troy G., in 1947, and a son, Charles, in May 1957.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 1969, page 11, column 6

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Albert R. KELLEY (1921-2008)

   Albert R. Kelley, 86, New Brighton, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Born Aug. 25, 1921, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Roy and Anna Welch Kelley, he was a retired rigger with the American Bridge Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. He formerly worked as a security guard for CBS Studios, in California, and the World Bank, in New York City, N.Y. He was Protestant by faith, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and had joined the Merchant Marines, where he served for 12 years. He was a member of the Hopwood American Legion and was a musician with the Rainbow 5 Band, in Uniontown. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law: Darlene Kelley, of New Brighton, and Vera J. and Kevin Cindric, of New Brighton; five grandchildren: Abbie Swogger, of Natrona Heights, Pa.; Denna and Michael Basile and Daniel W. Bennett, all of Aliquippa, Arya R. Parvizi, of Virginia, and Amanda Frech, of New Brighton; three great-grandchildren: James, Jacob and Joey; a sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Wilbert "Bud" Moore, of Utah, and a special friend of 57 years, Betty Jane Kelley Snyder, of New Brighton. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Weimer, Anna Pearl Szewczyk, and Emma Jean Crawford, and two brothers, Charles and Donald Kelley. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, Pa., where services will be held this evening at 8:30 p.m. The Rev. Gary Locy, his brother-in-law, serving as a missionary, in Bolivia, will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, in Bridgeville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Alice C. Turney KELLEY (1906-1983)

  KELLEY, ALICE C. (TURNEY)— Age 77 years, of Spears Nursing Home, Markleysburg, Pa., died Thursday, October 27, 1983, in the Spears Nursing Home. She was born April 30, 1906, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Cline A. and Inez Rachel Turney. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Kelley, 1962, and a son, Benjamin. Surviving are the following children, John Kelley, Uniontown, Patrick Kelley, Dilliner, Mrs. Inez York, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Marcella Lewis, Youngstown, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren; fourteen great- grandchildren; the following brother and sisters, Edward Turney, Arlington Va., Mrs. Norma Frankenberry and Mrs. Virginia Granchi, both of Tacoma, Washington. She was a member of the Fairchance Free Methodist Church. Friends will be received in the Lescar-Markutsa Funeral Home, Fairchance, today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 1 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Don Rosenbaum, will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Friday, October 28, 1983

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Alice D. KELLEY (1906-2002)

   Alice D. Kelley, 95, of Connellsville, (Bullskin Township), died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 21, 1906, in Pennsville, a daughter of the late George A. and Lucinda Waugaman Detwiler. Mrs. Kelley was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School and Petersons Business School. She was also a member of the Mt. Carmel Community Church, Prittstown. She is survived by three sons, Myers G. Kelley and his wife, Joyce, Ronald H. Kelley and his wife, Anna, and Thomas F. Kelley and his wife, Bernetha, all of Connellsville; a daughter, Phyllis Muessing of Melbourne, Fla.; four grandsons; five granddaughters; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Delmar G. Kelley, in 1958; a brother, Ralph Detwiler, in 1983; two infant brothers; and three sisters, Mary Ober, in 1953, Nora McLean, in 1979, and Clara Showman, in 1988. There will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Carmel Community Church Missions, of which she was a member, or a favorite charity, in memory of Alice D. Kelley.


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

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bullet Anna KELLEY died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Anna Kelley, 54, wife of Charles Kelley, of Alicia No. 2, died at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday morning June 14, 1938, in her home, following a cerebral hemorrhage.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kelley is survived by three children, Charles Swift, of Alicia; Fred and Jacob of Pittsburgh; her mother, Mrs. Mary Speilman, of Mather, and seven step-children.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Presbyterian church at Amity.  Burial will be in Amity cemetery.
(Date stamped - Standard, June 15, 1938) (Handwritten: Anna Speilman Swift Kelley)


Anna M. KELLEY ( -1920)

MRS. ANNA M. KELLEY

   Mrs. Anna M. Kelley died Sunday afternoon at her home at Playford works from pneumonia.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 3, 1920, page 2, column 4

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Anna Prah KELLEY (1918-2004)

   Anna (Prah) Kelley, age 86, who was born February 2, 1918, in Lemont Furnace to the late Joseph Prah and Mary (Yurkoriec) Prah, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Mt. Macrina Manor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Mervin Kelley; a sister, Caroline Patchan; and a brother, Dr. Joseph Prah. Anna was a member of St. Cecilia's Chapel of Lemont Furnace, and St. Cecilia's Christian Mothers, Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary and a longtime volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul Store in Uniontown. She is survived by seven wonderful and caring children, James Kelley and wife, Carol of Springfield, Va., Joan Kelley Craig and husband, Daniel and their two children, Dr. Kelly Craig and Timothy Craig of Utica, Mich., Jeffery Kelley and wife, Sandra and their three children, Laura Beth, Brian and Megin Ann Kelley of Monrovia, Md., Paul Kelley and wife, Julie and their daughter, Emily of Monrovia, Md., David Kelley and wife, Julie of Martinsburg, W.Va., Carolyn Kelley Nolan and daughter, Jennifer of Walkersville, Md., and Robert Kelley and wife, Daisy and their two sons, Michael and Sean of Uniontown; four sisters and a brother, Mary Jane Shay and Frances Carter of Washington, D.C., Hermina Cervinek and Helen Locke of Uniontown, and John Prah of Lewisburg, Pa., and their husband, wives, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., A Dignity memorial Provider, 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext, Uniontown, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, until 9:15 a.m., when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in Saint Mary (Nativity) R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Micah E. Kozoil as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mount Macrina Manor, 520 West Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401. A Parish Rosary will be said on Friday at 7 p.m., by St. Cecilia's Christian Mothers.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 23, 2004

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Arminta KELLEY ( -1940)

ARMINTA KELLEY

   Mrs. Arminta Kelley, aged 71 years, two months and 30 days, died at her home in Fairchance, Thursday afternoon, May 30, 1940, at 3:15 pm. following a lengthy illness of a complication of diseases. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin A. Kelley, and the following children: Joseph and Benjamin Jr. of Fairchance; Charles at home; John of the U.S. Army, stationed in Brooklyn; Henry of Uniontown; Mrs. Eliza King of Uniontown; Mrs Virginia Turney of Uniontown; Mrs. Nellie Smith of Culver, Pa.; Mrs. Carman Smith of Washington D.C.: Mrs Grace Pavilschek of Meadowlands, Pa.; Mrs. Myrtle Knox of Gibbons Glade, a sister, Mrs. Ephriam Victor, Fairchance, a brother, Fred McCullough, of Terra Alta, W.Va., and 42 grandchildren, one Kenneth Kelley, making his home with the deceased. She was a member of the Fairchance Free Methodist Church. The body was removed to the Sharp Funeral Home in Fairchance. Funeral services will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 31, 1940, page 12, column 6

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Benjamin A. KELLEY ( -1946)

KELLEY, BENJAMIN A., age 85 years, of Fairchance, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Friday, August 23, 1946 at 10:45 a.m. Mr. Kelley is survived by the following children: Mrs. Joseph Pavilschek, of Cannonsburg: Mrs. Owen J. Smith of Evansburg: Mrs. C,A. Turney and Mrs. J.H. King of Uniontown; Mrs. J.C. Smith of of Washington, D.C.: Mrs George Knox, of Gibbons Glade: Joseph, Charles and Benjamin Jr. of Fairchance. John R. of Columbus, Ohio, Henry of San Francisco, Calif. Friends will be received in the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance after 12 Noon today where services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 26th, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 24, 1946, page 6, column 1

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Bertha KELLEY ( -1908)

   Death notice for Bertha Kelley appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 17, 1908. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Birrea KELLEY ( -1905)

   Death notice for Birrea Kelley, who died of pneumonia, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 4, 1905. Complete text is not currently available.


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bullet Bridget KELLEY died in 1916. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

Mrs Bridget Elizabeth Kelley, 83 years old,  a widely known and respected resident of Connellsville, died this morning ( 4-4-1916) at 12:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs Mary Jordan, 127 East Church Place, following a lingering illness due to the infirmities of old age.  Funeral from the Jordan residence Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock.  Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock from the Immaculate Conception Church by Rev. Father John T. Burns. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.  Mrs Kelley was born in Dublin, Ireland a daughter to the late James and Ann Glennen.  She was married in Ireland to John Kelley and with her husband  and her parents came to this country when she was 19 years old, settling in Newark, N. J.  The family moved to Columbus and 27 years ago, Mrs Kelley , with her children came to Connellsville, residing here since.  Mr. Kelley died in Columbus in 1889.  For the past  seven  years, Mrs Kelley had resided with her daughter, Mrs Jordan.
The deceased was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.  She is survived by the following children: John Kelley of Irwin: George Kelley , located in the west: Mrs H. K. Berlin and Mrs Mary Jordan of Connellsville: two brothers,  Eugene Glennen of St. Louis and Michael Glennen of Washington state, and four grandchildren: John, Joseph and Camilla Whalen, all of Irwin: Mrs William Brown  of Salem, O.   Deceased was the mother-in-law of James Whalen of Irwin, formerly of Connellsville.   Daily Courier, Tuesday, 4-4-1916, page 2


Carrie Inez Gribble KELLEY (1915-2005)

   Carrie Inez Gribble Kelley, 89, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 2005, at home. Born Oct. 25, 1915, in Republic, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank E. Gribble and Hannah Franks Gribble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul M. Kelley on May 26, 1996, her brother, Paul Gribble, and sisters,Harriette Williams and Samantha Barnbridge. Carrie was a member of the Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her loving children, William "Bill" Kelley of Uniontown, and Richard Lee Kelley and wife, Bonnie of Accident, Md.; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorchas Hall of Uniontown; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends and family will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, on Thursday, Oct 6, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday morning until 10 a.m., the hour of service, with Lt. Col. Louis Sneider officiating. Interment follows in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 5, 2005

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Catherine Pierce KELLEY ( -1901)

CATHERINE PIERCE KELLEY— Born 1 July in Fayette County, Pa., came to Jefferson County in 1854. She was married to William H. Kelley, December 6, 1846. Of this marriage were born eight children, five of which are still living; John B. Kelley of Salina, Mary Phelps of Chester Co., Neb., Rebecca Hobson of Pleasant Plain, William Kelley of Fairfield, and Eva Mae Turner of Four Corners. She died at the house of her son near Fairfield, February 12, Age 72 years, seven months and twelve days. She selected the hymn "I Would Not Always Live Always" to be sung at her funeral. Burial services were held at Lockridge in the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. S.T. Hirton. Interment at the Hopkirk Cemetery.


The Fairfield Ledger, Jefferson County Iowa, February 27, 1901, page 3, column 6

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Charles KELLEY ( -1931)

ONE DEAD, THREE
HURT IN CRASH
NEAR JEFFERSON

   A car which overturned on the highway near Jefferson, Greene county, shortly after 11 o'clock Wednesday evening brought death to Charles Kelley, 18, of Brownsville, and injury to his three companions, Harry Enfield, 17, driver of the car, Sidney Harris and Charles Moore, Jr., all of Brownsville. Enfield, it is said, apparently lost control of his car, a Ford, just after leaving the little town of Jefferson on the Waynesburg road. The machine dashed against a sign pole and then veered to the other side of the road and smashed against a cement culvert, turning over. The four had made a social call in Waynesburg and were on their way home. Badly injured, Kelley was hurried to Waynesburg for treatment. He died shortly after the accident. His companions in the car say that Kelley was thrown out of the machine when the car struck the pole and landed on his head. Kelley is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmor H. Kelley of 712 Water street, South Brownsville, and a brother, Emmor, Jr., and a sister, Mary. The body was brought to Brownsville, Thursday morning by Deputy Coroner J. T. Ross. Funeral services will be held at the home of the parents this afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. Herbert Garner, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 17, 1931, page 2, column 4

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Child KELLEY ( -1896)

   Death notice for a child of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kelley, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 13, 1896. Complete text is not currently available.


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Rev. Dr. Clarence R. KELLEY (1923-2003)

   The Reverend Dr. Clarence R. Kelley, 80, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, December 16, 2003, in the LaFayette Manor. He was born September 4, 1923, in Fairchance, Pa., a son of the late Henry C. S. Ruth Brownfield Kelley. Rev. Dr. Kelley graduated from the Georges Township High School, Class of 1941, the Rockmont Bible College, Denver, Colo., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953, and from the Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, with a Master of Theology Degree in 1957, and a Doctor of Theology Degree in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church and the Triangle Class. Surviving are his wife, Ruth M. Festog Kelley, to whom he had been married for 46 years; a sister Emma Rose Turnbull and her husband Robert of Uniontown; and two nieces, June Cravotta and her husband Richard of Fairchance, Pa., and Donna Glad and her husband Robert of New Salem, Pa. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, on Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Further arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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Clark KELLEY (1873-1896)

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

Clark Kelley

White, male, 23 years old, married, laborer
   Cause of death–Consumption
   Born—–1873, Bruceton Mills, WV
   Died—–January 5, 1896, Dawson
   Residence–Galley Street, Dawson


Uniontown Public Library, 91

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Daniel E. KELLEY ( -2003)

   Daniel E. Kelley, 48, of Ruffsdale R. D. 1, (South Huntingdon Township), passed away peacefully at 8:15 p.m., Monday evening, Dec. 8, 2003, at his residence with his devoted wife and family at his bedside. He worked for the past 14 years as a foreman with Carbon Fuel Resources in Uniontown. Dan will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 27 years, Diane Vargo Kelley; two daughters, Rhonda M. Kelley of Mt. Pleasant and Jessica L. Kelley of Ruffsdale; his mother, Edith M. Felgar Kelley of Smithton R. D. 1; his father and mother-in-law, William and Carol Vargo of Irwin; a brother, Tom Kelley and wife Jody of Belle Vernon; his beloved and loyal dog, Hobo; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and special friends who affectionately referred to him as "Boone". Family and friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the time of parting prayers at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 10, 2003

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Donna Whoolery KELLEY ( -1959)

KELLEY (WHOOLERY) DONNA— Aged 72 years died Tuesday, March 10, 1959 at 1:30 a.m. at the home of her son Palmer Whoolery, R.D. 3 Smithfield, Pa. In addition to her son Palmer she is survived by the following children, Sidwell of R.D. 2 Smithfield, Wallace of Woodford, Virginia, Master Sergeant Harry, U.S. Army, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lawrwnce Kelley of Fairchance; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Rawe of Miami Beach, Florida, Mrs. Ida Mae Talhelm of Washington D.C., and Mrs.. Paul(Mary)McElory of Brandonville W. Va., one brother, Frank Dancer, of Vallego California; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Showalter of Brownfield and Rena Hardin of Uniontown; twenty eight grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. She was a member of the Brownfield Methodist Church. Friends are being received in the Wagner Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, after 7 p.m. today where services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. H. L. Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopwood Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, March 11, 1959, page 15, column 8

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Douglas Allan KELLEY ( -2003)

   Douglas Allan Kelley, 53, of Pataskala, Ohio, and a native of Point Marion, Pa., died peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Martin Kelley; three children, Mrs. Ben (Erin) Ness of Pataskala, Charla Kelley of Canton, Ohio, and Timothy Kelley, currently attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; his parents, Charles and Maxine Campbell Kelley of Point Marion; a brother, Charles Kelley of Punxsutawney, Pa.; and a sister, Mary Beth Kelley of Point Marion. Friends will be received in the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home in Newark, Ohio, today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Monday from 10 to noon, with interment services to follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.


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

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Elizabeth Stephens KELLEY ( -1925)

MRS. ELIZABETH S. KELLEY

   Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens Kelley, aged 77 years, widow of the late Theodore Kelley, formerly of Redstone township, who died on March 29, 1924, died at her home in New Castle, Friday night, December 18, 1925, at 9 o'clock, following a month's illness. She is survived by the following children: John E., of German township; Edgar T., of Fairmont, W. Va.; Chester of Brownsville; Elmer and Mrs. N. E. Garwood, both of Uniontown; Charles, Maurice, Howard and Mrs. Clara Bane, all of New Castle. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the New Castle home, the body later being brought to the home of Chester Kelley, who resides on the National Pike near the Redstone cemetery at Brownsville. Additional services will be held at the son's home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by burial in Redstone cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 19, 1925, page 10, column 5

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Ellen KELLEY ( -1929)

ELLEN KELLEY

   Mrs. Ellen Kelley, aged 65 years, of Fayette City, died in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday morning, February 20, 1929, at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Kelley dislocated her hip three weeks ago and failed to recover from the injury. She is survived by her husband, David Kelley, Sr., and two sons, David, Jr., of Elizabeth, and Thomas at home. David Kelley, Sr., is employed in the Allenport mill of the Pittsburgh Steel Products Company. Funeral services will be held in St. Eusebuls R. C. church at Fayette City Saturday morning at 9 o'clock followed by burial in the Charleroi cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 21, 1929, page 13, column 3

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Emmor H. KELLEY (1881-1944)

EMMOR H. KELLEY

   Kelley, Emmor H., 62, well known Brownsville machinist died at his home, 712 Water St., Brownsville following an illness of 3 months. Born in Luzerne Twp., Oct. 20, 1881, he was the son of Rhoda Harn Kelley and Levi H. Kelley. He is survived by his wife, Louise Porter Kelley, a daughter, Mary S. Kelley, a teacher in the Brownsville schools, a son, Emmor H. Kelley, Jr., a sister, Mrs. Mary Meyers. Another son, Charles E. Kelley preceded him in death. Friends will be received at Ross Funeral Home where Rev. Thomas Delawrence will conduct the service. Burial will be in Redstone.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1944

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Ethel M. Lint KELLEY (1950-2007)

   Ethel M. (Lint) Kelley, 56, of Everson Valley, Pa., passed away at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at her home. She was born April 10, 1950, in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., a daughter of the late Solomon and Anna Grace (Shallenberger) Lint. Ethel married R. Douglas Kelley on Jan. 15, 1971. Ethel was a member of Pennsville Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, directed a children's choir, and led a cancer support group. She operated a home daycare for 18 years, where she touched the lives of over 70 children and their families. Ethel was also a committee member for Boy Scout Troop 160 of Everson, Fayette County, Pa., and served in many capacities for more than 25 years. She was a den leader and den leader coach for Cub Scout Pack 160 of Everson, and was the recipient of the Braddock Trails District Award of Merit, and the Westmoreland/Fayette Council Silver Beaver Award. She also graduated from Southmoreland High School, Westmoreland County, Pa., with the Class of 1968, and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Ethel is survived by her loving husband, Doug, of 36 years; their three sons, Jeffrey, his wife, Lilly, and their son, Miles, of Arlington, Va., Jason, his wife, Kristin, and their daughter, Leah, of Gibsonia, Pa., and Lewie, his wife, Kaydee, and their two sons, Jacob and Dillon, of Livingston, Mont.; two brothers, Harry Lint, his wife, Barbara, of Richmond, Va., and Daniel Lint, of Steubenville, Ohio; three sisters, Sally Sedivy and her husband, Edward, of Hopewell, Va., Cora Street and her husband, Fred, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa.; and Mary Dyer, of Donegal, Somerset County, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, George Henry Lint. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Pa., 724-887-5300/email: fergfh@verizon.net /GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, in the Funeral Home Chapel. Additional Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, in Pennsville Baptist Church, followed by Funeral Services at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Bixel and the Rev. Dr. Terry Murray, Co-officiating. Graveside Committal Services and Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Fanchion V. KELLEY (1917-2004)

   Fanchion V. ‘Pat’ Kelley, 87, of Fairchance, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in her residence, with her loving husband by her side. She was born April 12, 1917, in Hardin Hollow, George Township, Pa., daughter of the late Charles Huey and Nellie Lowe. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, George J. ‘Tuck’ Kelley; and a son, Merle Rankin of Uniontown, Pa. Private family graveside services were held at the Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa., on Tuesday, August 31, 2004, with the Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 30, 2004

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Frances Inks Eleanora KELLEY (1913-2006)

   Frances Inks Eleanora Kelley, 92, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born November, 5, 1913, in Uniontown the daughter of the late, Dersie Samuel Inks and Martha Ravenscroft Inks. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Elmer L. Kelley; daughter, Claudia Kelley Sheller; infant grandson, Alvin Todd Sheller; grandson, Thomas Sheller; brother, Donald F. Inks, Sr. and his wife, Elva Slaughbaugh Inks; beloved uncle, Robert Ravenscroft and her grandparents, Steven Ravenscroft and his wife, Lydia Reitz Ravenscroft; Alfred and his wife, Nancy Umbel Inks. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelli Sheller Echagarrua; great grandchildren: Kelli Claudia, Robert Mario, and Kelsey Marta, all of Florida; nephews, Donald F. Inks, Jr. and Peggy, of London, Kentucky and Rev. Paul E. Inks and his wife, Jane, of Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pa.; three great-nieces: Karen Casturo, Ethel Henry, and Donna Brown; one great nephew, Keith Inks; eight great- great nephews, and one great-great-great niece. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown, Street, Uniontown, Pa., where a memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. There will be no viewing at her request.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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Franklin M. KELLEY ( -1890)

   Death notice for Franklin M. Kelley appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 21, 1890. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Fred KELLEY ( -1917)

   Death notice for Fred Kelley, of Georges Township, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 6, 1917. Complete text is not currently available.


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George KELLEY ( -1902)

   George Kelley, a miner, was run down by a fast freighth and instantly killed near Cheat Haven Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. He was 40 years old.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, December 8, 1902, page 1, column 6

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George J. ‘Tuck’ KELLEY (1919-2009)

   George J. "Tuck" Kelley, 89 years of Fairchance, Pa. passed away on August 13, 2009. He was born October 28, 1919 in Frogtown, Georges Township, Pa., son of George L. Kelley and Cora Mae (Wilson) Kelley. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Fanchion Virginia ‘Pat’ Kelley and his step-son, Merle Rankin. Surviving are his very close friend, Agnes Campbell and her family. He was employed with WPW Water Authority for 28 years until his retirement. Private graveside services will be held today, August 16, 2009 at Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa. under the direction of the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, August 16, 2009

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George W. KELLEY ( -1898)

   Death notice for George W. Kelley, who was a victim of a train accident, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 21 & 22, 1898. Complete text is not currently available.


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Gunner Alan Grubbs KELLEY (2008-2008)

   Gunner Alan Grubbs Kelley, 5 ½ weeks, died, April 16, 2008. Survived by father, Jason Eric Kelley; mother, Gina Marie Grubbs; twin brother, Jayson Erik Grubbs Kelley; maternal grandparents, Dale and Corinna Grubbs; paternal grandparents, Richard and Susan Kelley; maternal great-grandparents, Clair "Junior" McFadden, J.T. and Eleanor Grubbs and paternal great- grandmother, Helen Kelley. Visitation: VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., until 1 p.m. today.


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

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bullet John A. KELLEY died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(14)

John A. Kelley, aged 69 years, four months and 18 days, died at 7 a. m., Sunday, July 19, 1931, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Minerd of Republic. Death was due to complications.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Minerd, Mrs. George Whetzel, Mrs. James Boyle and Miss Gertrude, all of Republic, and Mrs. Joseph Smysky, Detroit, Mich., four brothers, Mike, Albert, both of Detroit; Edward of Alabama, and Joseph of McKeesport, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Maher, Echart, Md.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


bullet John J. KELLEY died in 1852. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
At his residence in Upper Middletown, on Saturday the 7th inst., of Pulmonary Consumption, John J. Kelley, aged about 26 years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Aug. 19, 1852.


bullet Leodicea KELLEY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Florence Miller, 149 Searight avenue, received word of the death on Thursday morning, of her sister, Mrs. Leodicea Kelley, aged 88, well known resident of Cransville, W.Va., who had been ill for a number of months.
Surviving in addition to Mrs. Miller, is the husband, Jerome Kelley; one son, Oliver; several grandchildren and another sister, Mrs. Susan Harned, of Hazelton, W.Va.


bullet Marrietta KELLEY died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Oct. 23rd '62, of Diptheria, MARRIETTA daughter of Campbell and Sarah Kelley, age 17 years.
She was a faithful member of the United Brethren Church.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Nov. 6, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 40, Pg. 5, Col. 1.


Mary D. KELLEY Stone  (1870-1917)

MRS. JOHN A. KELLEY

   The funeral of Mrs. John A. Kelley, who died at her home at Tower Hill No. 1, took place this morning at 9 0’clock from the Immaculate Conception Church. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father John T. Derns in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased. Interment in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 5, 1917, page 3, column 4

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Michael Rupert KELLEY ( -1996)

Michael R. Kelley

   Michael Rupert Kelley, 34, of Carmichaels R.D. 1, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, in Carmichaels. He is survived by his parents, The Rev. Harold O. Kelley and Mrs. Norma L. Mackenzie Kelley of Carmichaels; his best friend, Karen P. Snyder, with whom he made his home for the past 6 years; a sister, Mrs. R. Scott (Lisa) Miller of Carmichaels R.D. 1; two brothers, Scott E. Kelley of Carmichaels R.D. 1 and Sean Patrick Kelley of Morgantown, W.Va.; a niece; and three nephews. The family will receive friends in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., (Route 88), Carmichaels, From 8 until 10 p.m., on Thursday, April 4, 1996. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, Texas 75236.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1996

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Monroe KELLEY (1892-1965)

MONROE KELLEY

  SCOTTDALE — Monroe M. Kelley, 72, of Hawkeye, near Scottdale, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Oakland Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born Oct. 12, 1892, at Hawkeye, a son of the late Joseph A. and Alice Smith Kelley. He was a former employee of the U.S. Cast Iron Pipe Co. of Scottdale and Byers mine at Alverton, and was a member of Thomas A. Llewelyn American Legion Post 240 of Scottdale, where he had been sergeant-at-arms for many years. During World War I he served with the U.S. Army in the AEF. He was a member of the Scottdale First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William (Ida) Smith of Hawkeye; a brother, George D. Kelley, of Fairfield, Ala.; four nieces and a nephew. The body will be in the Murphy funeral home after 3 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in charge of the Rev. Charles E. Hamnett with burial in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 13, 1965, page 19, column 4

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Robert KELLEY ( -1871)

   Mr. Robert Kelley, freight conductor, was killed at Broadford on the Connellsville railroad, at an early hour on Monday morning. Mr. Kelley was engaged in coupling cars while the train was on a curve and was jammed between two cars and almost instantly killed. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and three children in Suterville, where he resided.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 19, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 41, page 3, column 2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Rosalia Sunny KELLEY (1918-2005)

   Rosalia "Rose" M. Sunny Kelley, age 87, of Smock, Pa., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, January 23, 2005. She is survived by her children: Roberta and husband Orville Scott, Michigan, Iva Higinbotham, Grindstone, Pa., Evelyn and husband Leroy Higinbotham, Smock, Pa., Brenda and husband Ronald Spatz, New Jersey, Rosalie and husband Leonard Beacom, Leechburg, Pa., Theresa and husband Gary Altemara, North Charleroi, Pa., Bernadette Carr and friend Robert Radacy, Brownsville, Pa., and Sharon and husband, Jim Tiberi, with whom she made her home in Smock; 25 Grandchildren; 42 Great Grandchildren; her Siblings: Sylvia Sunny Lester and Robert Sunny both of Brownsville, Pa., Geraldine Sunny, Washington, Pa., Ronald Sunny, Maryland, and James Sunny, Georgia; Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 26, until 9:30 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 24, 2005


   Rosalia "Rose" M. Sunny Kelley, age 87, of Smock, Pa., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, January 23, 2005. She was born on January 2, 1918, Daughter of John Paul and Juliana Sunny. "Rose" was a member of Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Grindstone, Pa. and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers for many years. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Eugene M. Kelley, Son, Eugene Paul Kelley, Grandson, Robert W. Higinbotham Jr., Brothers and Sisters, Carolyn Sunny, John Szanyi, Richard Sunny, Aulga Sheppleman, Irene Draheim, Mary Ann Williams and Eleanor Black, and her parents.

   She is survived by the following children: Roberta and husband Orville Scott, Michigan, Iva Higinbotham, Grindstone, Pa., Evelyn and husband Leroy Higinbotham, Smock, Pa., Brenda and husband Ronald Spatz, New Jersey, Rosalie and husband Leonard Beacom, Leechburg, Pa., Theresa and husband Gary Altemara, North Charleroi, Pa., Bernadette Carr and friend Robert Radacy, Brownsville, Pa., and Sharon and husband, Jim Tiberi, with whom she made her home in Smock; 25 Grandchildren; 42 Great Grandchildren; her Siblings: Sylvia Sunny Lester and Robert Sunny both of Brownsville, Pa., Geraldine Sunny, Washington, Pa., Ronald Sunny, Maryland, and James Sunny, Georgia; numerous Nieces and Nephews.

   Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Prayer Service will be held Wednesday, January 26, at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Grindstone, Pa., with the Rev. Father John A. Sedlak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Parish Wake Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. Visitation was also held Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, January 25, 2005

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Sara Ruth Brownfield KELLEY (1899-1996)

SARA RUTH BROWNFIELD KELLEY

   Sara Ruth Kelley, 96, of Uniontown died Sunday, January 14, 1996, in Mt. Macrina Manor. She was born August 19, 1899, in Little Brownfield, Pa., daughter of Charles and Emma Jane Matlick Brownfield. Her parents, her husband, Henry C. Kelley, and a brother, Harry Brownfield, predeceased her in death. She is survived by one son, Dr. Clarence R. Kelley and his wife Ruth, of Phillips, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. (Emma) Turnbull of Uniontown, two grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; four sisters, Edith Slay of Brookline, Pa.; Elsie Caton of Blairsville, Pa.; Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Ross, Judith Kretzing of North Beach, Md. She was a former employee of Hagan Ice Cream Company in Uniontown and a member of Tent Presbyterian Church in Collier. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Home, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, January 17, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Dr. Neil Hoppe officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Brownfield, PA.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 15, 1996

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Virginia L. KELLEY ( -1976)

KELLEY, VIRGINIA L.— Age 59 years of Elliotsville, Pa., died Friday, October 29, 1976 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Mark and Elsie MacQuown. Surviving is her husband, Burton H. Kelley; three children, Daniel Kelley of Elliotsville, Pa., Sharon Kelley of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Timothy with the U.S. Air Force; a sister, Mrs. Edgar (Norma) Krepps, Bloomington, Indiana. She was a member of the Wharton Furnace Union Chapel, Ladies Auxiliary of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Uniontown College Club. She was a caseworker for the Dept. of Public Assistance for eight years. Friends will be received in the Crawford-Haky Funeral Home, Hopwood today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 11 a.m. the hour of service. Rev. W. E. McClellan will officiate. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity or the Uniontown Public Library.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 2, 1976, page 19, column 7

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William C. KELLEY ( -1970)

KELLEY, WILLIAM C.— Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 10, 1970, page 17, column 7

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Mildred G. KELLOGG (1919-1997)

Mildred G. Kellogg

   Mildred G. Kellogg, 77, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Vanderbilt, died Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. Surviving are her husband, Frederick Kellogg; two sons, Baron L. Morris and Rodney E. Morris, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Joyce Opalko, Carol R. Bryant, and Constance L. Hutter all of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Yvonne Hardy and Geraldine Walldeckor of Maryland, Sarah Stuart of Fort Myers, Fla., and Florence Bowman of Scottdale; 10 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and two stepsons, Fred and Benjamin Kellogg of Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 6, 1919
   Died—– March 26, 1997


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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Jacob KELLY ( -1995)

Jacob Kelly

   Jacob Kelly, age 67, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Republic, Pa., passed away Friday, March 3, 1995. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Pauline Kelly; and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Kelly. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Fran Kelly; a son, Gregory Kelly; and sisters, Pearl Dennis of the State of Virginia and Helen Defigio and Elizabeth Sahady, both of Republic. Services were held Monday, March 6, 1995. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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bullet John A. "Jack" KELLY obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Requiem high mass will be read at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Holy Rosary R. C. church, Republic, for John A. "Jack" Kelly, with Rev. Fr. Balok as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Connellsville.


Joseph P. KELLY, Jr. (1923-1994)

Joseph P. Kelly, Jr.

   Joseph P. Kelly, Jr., 71, of Greensburg died Thursday, Aug. 11, 1994, at his home. He was born May 25, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Sabina Glynn Kelly Sr. A son, Joseph P. Kelly III, preceded him in death. Prior to retirement he had been employed at Sears, Westmoreland Mall. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, Greensburg B.P.O.E., and The Touchdown Club in Latrobe, and a veteran of World War II who served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. George Kelly; a son, Patrick D. Kelly and his wife, Linda, of Greensburg; a daughter, Mary Frances “Cissy” Myrick of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, John Francis Kelly, Larrin Myrick, Clinton Joseph Myrick, Patrick Myrick, Mary Frances Myrick, Joseph P. Kelly IV; two brothers, Daniel Kelly of Greensburg and John Kelly of Boynton Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. when a prayer service was held followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment followed in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Mary Lancaster KELLY ( -1936)

NEWS OF DUNBAR
MARY KELLY BURIED

The Methodist Protestant Church was filled Monday afternoon with relatives and friends who had gathered to pay their final tribute to the memory of Mrs. Mary Kelly wife of John Kelly , who died Friday in her home on Church Hill. Rev. W, S. Hamilton, pastor of the church officiated. The choir sang "Under His Wing”,"The Old Rugged Cross" and "It Is Well With My Soul”. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Walter Moore, Henry Maust, Mr. Cottise, Michael McGivern, Henry Turner and Samuel Theis. Mrs. Kelly was the former Mary Lancaster.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa, Thursday August 27,1936

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Michael KELLY ( -1871)

Trial of Daniel Dillon for the
Murder of Michael Kelly.

   This trial is in progress at the time we go to press. The jurors in the case were John Moss, John Conley, John Vance, George M. Springer, James B. Morrow, John M. Hadden, William Hall, Levi J. Jeffries, George B. Herbert, Judson Miller, William McClelland and John Detweiler. Attorneys for the Commonwealth, Messrs. Oglevee, Searight and Boyd. Counsel for the Prisoner, Messrs. Schnatterly and Lindsey. The facts of the case are substantially as follows: On the 12th of last May, near Bear Run, on the P. & C. R. R., Daniel Dillon, Michael Kelly, John Wilson, Thomas Conloy, Wm. Price, Peter Kelly, James Smith and others, laborers on the railroad, were in the vicinity of Manifold’s job. They had been drinking more or less for two or three days, and on this day it seems, Wilson and Dillon, having with them a bottle of whisky, and got hold of Dillon’s bottle and drank nearly all that was left, whereupon Dillon became angry and threatened to kill him. Kelly followed Dillon a few steps, muttering drunken threats, when Dillon picked up and threw some stones in the direction of Kelly, then went and picked up a heavy chestnut club, came back and struck Kelly over the head with it, fracturing the skull, causing his death between 9 and 10 o’clock on the evening of the next day. A coroner’s inquest was held on the 14th; post mortem examination was made by Dr. Newcomer on Monday, 15th, after the body had been brought to the cemetery at Connellsville. Dillon was immediately arrested and has been in prison ever since. He has no friends or relatives here, and no witnesses in his behalf. His case was very fully, clearly and concisely stated by young Mr. Lindsey, in a neat, well- delivered speech to the jury, which, although it was his first effort, was characterized by a thorough acquaintance with the law in the case, an absence of surplus verbrige, and the coolness and calmness of an old practitioner. – At this writing Mr. Schnattterly is addressing the jury, to be followed by Col. Searight.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 7, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 35, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Nellie Pollock KELLY ( -1996)

Nellie Kelly

   Nellie (Pollock) Kelly, 78, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of California, Pa., died Tuesday, March 19, 1996, in Martin Luther Hospital, Anaheim, Calif. She is survived by a daughter, Georgann and her husband, David Yaghoubi of Anaheim, Calif.; and two sisters, Mildred Titus of Phoenix, Ariz., and Phyllis Sargent of Pittsburgh, Pa. Viewing will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 33 Fourth St., California, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Patricia A. Hanlon KELLY (1911-1997)

Patricia A. Kelly

   Patricia A. Hanlon Kelly, 85, of Brookline (South Hills area of Pittsburgh), formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, February 1, 1997, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Mount Lebanon. She was born June 15, 1911, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Peter Hanlon and Rose Ann Reagan Hanlon. Her parents, her husband, Michael J. Kelly, and a brother, Francis Hanlon, are deceased. She was the beloved mother of Rosanne Zieglar of Pittsburgh, Patricia Reynolds of Mississippi, and Mary Alice D’Andrea of Rhode Island; and sister of William Hanlon. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Interment will be private. A Memorial Mass will be held today, Monday, February 3, at 12 noon in the Church of the Resurrection, Brookline. Family suggests donations be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Creedmoor Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. Arrangements … balance of obit is missing


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Raymond KELLY ( -1937)

Reckless Driving Fatal To Kelly
Dies after Car Crash; Companion Injured

   Raymond Kelley, 25, of Tower Hill No. 2, died in the Brownsville General hospital at 8:30 o’clock last night suffering a fractured skull, fractured leg and face and body lacerations resulting from a head-on collision on the Bull Run road detour. James Henry Lane, his 25 year-old companion of East Millsboro, is reported in a serious condition in the hospital suffering from shock in addition to multiple injuries to the left shoulder, arm and leg. The men are reported to have taken a car belonging to Robert Holmes of Merrittstown while he was working in the Tower Hill mine. They were returning from a trip to Brownsville over the Bull Run road detour when Kelly is reported to have been too far over the center line at the top of the long hill. His machine crashed head-on into the loaded coal truck driven by Steve Shubert of Thompson No. 2. The car was a complete wreck while the truck damaged an estimated $100. The accident occurred around 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. State Motor Patrolman H. M. Haynes investigated the accident.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 5, 1937, page 5, column 2

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bullet Raymond B. KELLY died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

RAYMOND B. KELLY
Resident of Uniontown for years and well and favorably known in the younger set, Raymond B. Kelly 27, son of Mr. And Mrs. Elmer Kelly died Tuesday night, January 4, 1838, at 7:35 in the Kelly home, 55 Union street.  His death was due to complications.
Mr. Kelly for six years had been an employee of the Wright-Metzler Company.
His widow Ann Ruble Kelly one.  (Obituary is cut off there.)
Herald -January 5, 1938


Raymond G. KELLY (1939-1997)

Raymond G. Kelly

   Raymond G. Kelly, 57, of Connellsville died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1939, in Boston, Mass., a son of the late Raymond G. and Helen A. Leonard Kelly Sr. He was a resident of Connellsville for the last 4 ½ years. He was a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to his retirement, he was a senior robotics design engineer for Westinghouse Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville. He is survived by his wife, Dixie A. Phillips Kelly; three sons, Raymond G. Kelly III and his wife, Cathy, of Rochester, N.Y., Sean Patrick Kelly of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Scott Edward Kelly and his wife, Jocelyn, of Tallahassee, Fla.; a stepson, Raymond Budd of Pittsburgh; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Todd (Elizabeth) Brant of Pittsburgh, Jennifer Budd of Atlanta, Ga., and Michelle Budd of Connellsville; and three grandchildren. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced later. The family asks that contributions be given to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 126 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, Pa. 15425, in his memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St, Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1997

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Thomas E. KELLY (1896-1975)

KELLY, THOMAS E.— Age 78 years, a resident of 146 Stokley Drive, Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Donora, Pa., died Thursday, July 24, 1975 at 5:50 a.m. at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Dunbar, Pa., November 18, 1896, a son of the late Thomas T. and Ella Blacka Kelly. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints, Fayette City; a retired steelworker. Surviving are his wife, Essie Hughes Kelly; one son, Kenneth T. Kelly of Newport News, Va.; two daughters: Mrs. Mary Frances Pasternick of Fayette City, and Mrs. Wilda Torhan of Wilmington, N.C.; six grandchildren and one great- granddaughter. Friends will be received after 3 p.m. Saturday in the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, where services will be held Monday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. with The Elder Arthur Warner, pastor of the Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints, Fayette City, in charge. Interment will be in Monongahela Valley Memorial Park, Donora, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 26, 1975, page 17, column 8

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K. Earl KEMP (1920-1996)

K. Earl Kemp

   K. Earl Kemp, 76, of Star Route, Indian Head (Davistown), died Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996, in the Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born July 31, 1920, at Davistown, a son of the late William G. and Marie Adams Kemp. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School in 1936. He was formerly employed for 35 years at the former Shaffer Chevrolet in Mount Pleasant. He retired from the Connellsville Area School District as an auto mechanics teacher at the Fayette Vo- Tech School. He was a charter member and past president of the Indian Creek Valley Lions Club and he faithfully attended the Davistown United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Bitner Kemp, with whom he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on July 8, 1996; one daughter, Mrs. James (Kathleen) Schwenker of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Justin James Schwenker, both of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, William H. “Dub” Kemp and his wife, Mary of Davistown; and two sisters, Ferne Kemp of Davistown and Mrs. William (Sarah Elizabeth) Hollingsworth of Indian Head. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert D. Kemp, in 1995. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with pastor, Mark Pasquarette, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Raymonds Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September, 1996

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Maude KEMP (1893-1958)

KEMP, MRS. MAUDE— aged 65, Dunbar, died Thursday, November 13, 1958 at 7 p.m. in the Connellsville State Hospital. Born June 1, 1893 in Dunbar township, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Nancy Bodkin Hiles. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Stuhl, Dunbar, Mrs. Clifford Miller, South Connellsville; Ethel at home; three sons, Charles, Edward and Raymond, Dunbar; one sister, Mrs. Quilla Brooks, Dunbar; 14 grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Burbana Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Frank C. Irvin officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 15, 1958, page 7 column 1

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bullet Amos Max KENDALL died in 1909. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

A.M. Kendall Dunbar, Pa., died April 27, 1909 of a gunshot wound.

He was born April 1876, in Hagerstown, Md., son of James Kendall and Christy Anna Welling Kendall.

A.M. lost his 4 children in a house fire January 27, 1909.

Surviving are his wife: Amy Waggle Kendall, Father: James Kendall of Brownfield, Mother: Christy Anna Welling Kendall, brothers: Maurice (Morris), Chester Arthur, and James, and his sister Maud.

Interment will be in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbay, Pa.


Carrie Jackson KENDALL (1852-1932)

Mrs. Carrie Jackson Kendall, widow of John C. Kendall, died in her home at McClellandtown, Wednesday night, April 13, 1932, following a brief illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Kendall was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Sturgis Jackson and was born in Fayette county, January 24, 1852, where she spent her entire life.

Surviving is one son, Arthur Kendall, at home, two sons, William and Channcey Kendall and one daughter, Mrs. Rella Hostetler, having preceded her in death. Also surviving are three brothers, Emos Jackson, of Ohiopyle; Rufus, of Masontown, and Sylvester Jackson, of Kankakee, Ill., together with 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, April 14, 1932

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bullet Chester Arthur KENDALL died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KENDALL, CHESTER ARTHUR
Chester Arthur KENDALL, 55 years, died Saturday morning, Aug. 7, 1937, at 8:45 o’clock in his home at Fairchance.  Death came after a lingering illness of four years.
He was well known as a barber and often called “Cobby.”
He leaves his widow, Tillie, and the following children:  Jack, Greensburg, and Jay and Bonnie Lou, at home.
One brother, James KENDALL, Wheeling, W. Va., also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, August 9th at the Sharp Funeral Home in Fairchance.  Rev. Peterson and Rev. Humbert will conduct the services.  Burial will be in White Rock cemetery. 
Herald  Mon. 8-9-1937


bullet Christine Anna KENDALL died in 1924. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KENDALL, CHRISTINE ANNA
Mrs. Christine Anna KENDALL, aged 76 years, widow of the late James KENDALL, died at the home of her son, C. A. KENDALL, of Fairchance, Tuesday morning, February 3, 1924, from infirmities in?dent to age.  Deceased was born in Montgomery county, Maryland, on April 24, 1848.  she resided at Vanderbilt and until six months ago had resided at Brownfield for the past 26 years.  She was a member of the Brownfield M. P. church.  In addition to her son, C. A., she is survived by another son, James KENDALL of Brownfield and one daughter, Mrs. Michael BROZOVICH, also of Brownfield.  A sister, Mrs. Sarah THOMAS of Vanderbilt, also survives.
Funeral services will be held from the son’s home in Fairchance Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. Harry L. HUMBERT, officiating.  Interment will be in White Rock cemetery.  
Herald  Wed. 2-6-1924


bullet Elizabeth KENDALL died in 1905. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of John Kendall of Meyersdale, Pa, died at her home at Kandalwood in Greenville township, last night. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Kendall is survived by the following children: Sanuel A. Kendall, twice a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature and a leader in Republican politics of Somerset county; Jacob Kendall, of Pittsburg, John C. Kendall, for many years principal of the Homestead schools, now of Kendall, Md. U.S. Grant Kendall, judge of the courts of Marion county, Fairmont, W. Va., Mrs. Joseph Baker, Greenville township; Mrs. John Baker, Somerset, and Miss Mattie Kendall, a teacher in the Homestead schools.


bullet Grant VanNest KENDALL died in 1911. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

VanNest Kendall, Meyersdale, August 15, 1911 Following an illness of two weeks, little Grant Van Nest Kendall, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Kendall died Sunday night at the family residence here. The child's death was not unexpected but this fact has not lessened the grief of the family. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. John A. Young, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiating. Interment was made in the family burial plot in Greenville township.

Little Van Nest was a lovable chap and despite his poor health was of a particularly cheerful disposition. He was idolized by his parents, brothers, and sister. It was about two weeks ago that the family left the Ferncliff, where they had been spending the summer, and started westward by automobile. The lad was taken seriously ill and was rushed home. His father, who was in Oregon at the time, was summoned, and rushed across the continent as rapidly as possible, making the last lap of the journey, from Pittsburgh to Meyersdale, by special train.


bullet Captain Isaac Phillips KENDALL died in 1897. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Captain Isaac Phillips Kendall of Masontown died last night at 6:30 o'clock, Dec. 9, 1897. He had been sinking rapidly for several days, and all knew his death was only a question of time. He had been suffering for several weeks from a general breaking down of the nervous system, and considering his business cares, it is a wonder that he withstood the shock so long.

Isaac P. Kendall was born in German township, April 7, 1822, being in his 76th year at his death. He was of English descent, his grandfather a soldier of the Revolution and at one time private secretary of George Washington, having come to Fayette county from Virginia and purchased the farm near McClellandtown on which the Captain was born and lived till 1884 when he moved to Masontown, where he has resided. Captain Kendall's father, Jeremiah, was a soldier in the was of 1812. He married Sarah Phillips of Nicholson township. The Captain earned his title by being appointed to a volunteer company in the Mexican war by Gov Shunk, but this company was not called upon to go to the front. Mr. Kendall was educated in the common schools and at Rector college, Pruntytown, Va., he being proficient in surveying and music.

The Captain was at one time greatly interested in the Cata Run coke works, and has since invested much money in oil and gas wells and coal land. In the latter he is supposed to have stock worth $150,00. It was always Mr. Kendall's ambition to sell this coal, and one of the saddest things connected with his death is the fact that after a life long effort to do so, he was called away just after selling a large part of it the transiction being completed on his dying bed.

The remaining estate is suppose to be worth $100,000. He was a public spirited citizen, always promoting the interest of the community. Cpt. Kendall was one of those few men who had no enemies, bu tthe respect of everyone. He was no seeker after public office, but chose rather to fill his place as a high minded public citizen, a good neighbor, and a warm hearted friend. He was connected with no church, but spent all his life in church work, his pew always being filled by him and his faithful wife.

He leaves no children. He is survived by his wife Nancy J. who was a daughter of Samuel Allebaugh. Mr. Kendall has a large connection of relatives. He is the uncle of Judge Reppert and ex Register and Recorder Charles D. Conner.

The funeral services will be held at the home of the deceased Sunday at 12 p.m. Interment will take place in the C.P. cemetery.


John Christian KENDALL ( -1932)

Complications developed from an operation preformed in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital, caused the death of John Christian Kendall, 80, brother of Congressman Samuel A. Kendall of Meyersdale. Besides the Congressman, Mr. Kendall is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Mason Kendall; one son, John Allen Kendall; three daughters, Misses Theresa, Lucille and Martha Kendall all of Homestead.

A brief service will be conducted Wednesday at the home of Congressman Kendall. On Thursday afternoon the body will be removed to Homestead for burial.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 22, 1932

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bullet Martha Clazey KENDALL died in 1901. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Mrs. Martha Clazer Kendall, wife of Superintendent J.C. Kendall of the Homestead public schools, died Sunday Feb. 10, 1901. She was 88 years old, and is survived by her husband and a nine month old baby. Her maiden name was Martha Clazer, and she was formerly a teacher in the Homestead public schools. She was married to Superintendent Kendall three years ago. Superintendent Kendall is a brother of Jacob L. Kendall of Connellsville, Hon. Samuel A. Kendall, Meyersdale, and Judge Grant Kendall, Fairmont, W. Va.


bullet Mary KENDALL died in 1922. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Miss Mary Kendall, 90 years, one month and seven days old, a well known and highly respected resident of Kendall Mills, Somerset county, died Friday, March 17, from the infirmities of age.  She was born February 10, 1832, a daughter of Christopher and Hannah Kendall and hadbeen a member of the Reformed Church before she was 16 years old.  She is survived by one brother, Andrew Kendall, of Kendalls Mills.   He is 83 years old and is still able to work on his farm.  Deceased brothers and sisters are George, Samuel Levi, Jacob, Johathan, Lydia, Redecca and Elizabeth.
Connellsville Daily Courier - 21 March 1922


Minnie VanNest KENDALL ( -1932)

MRS KENDALL'S FUNERAL TO  BE HELD TOMORROW

Wife of Congressman; Burial In Meyersdale Cemetery; Passed Away Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie VanNest Kendall, 69 years of age, wife of Congressman Samuel A. Kendall, of Meyersdale died suddenly yesterday afternoon in the family home, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the residence at 2 o'clock. Burial in Meyersdale Cemetery.

Mrs. Kendall, a native of Iowa, was married to Mr. Kendall when the latter was teaching school in the west. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Samuel A. Kendall, Jr. of Philadelphia; John W. Kendall of Pittsburgh, one daughter: Mrs. Grace Angus of Washington, D.C. and five grandchildren.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 23, 1932, page 2, column 1

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Morgan KENDALL (1856-1931)

Morgan B. Kendall died Saturday, April 18, 1931 on his 75th birthday at his late residence, Gordon and Coolspring streets. He had been retired for the past two years due to ill health. Mr. Kendall was born April 18, 1856, the son of the late Rev. Samuel A. and Pauline Curstead Kendall.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lida Wiggins Kendall and one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Bostard, together with two grandchildren, of Long Beach, California. The following brothers also survive: Samuel R., of Washington, Pa.: Milton T., of Vineland, N.J.; and Albert E. Kendall, of East Millsboro. Mrs. Wilbur Rhoads, Mrs. William D. Miller and Grant and Clarence Barclay, all of Uniontown, were nieces and nephews of Mr. Kendall.

He was widely known in Uniontown and vicinity having served for a number of years as a member of the city police and later in the employ of the Oliver & Snyder Steel Company.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home. Burial will be private in Oak Grove cemetery.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, April 20, 1931, page 5, column 2

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bullet Mrs. Nancy J. Allebaugh KENDALL died in 1897. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Masontown, August 22 -- Mrs. Nancy Kendall, widow of the late Capt. Isaac P. Kendall, died suddenly here at 7:30 o'clock this morning, in the 81st year her age. She had not been very well for some days but her indisposition was not regarded serious. She arose early this morning and was sitting in her chair when she asked the girl to bring her some water with which to wash. When the girl returned she found Mrs. Kendall suffering severely. She at once called in help, and they got her in bed. but by that time she was unconscious and died in a few minutes. Mrs. Kendall was the oldest daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Allebaugh, and was 80 years old on May 19 last. She was married to Isaac Kendall on Nov. 7, 1844, and they lived most of their lives on the old Kendall homestead farm in German township. Capt. Kendall died in 1897, aged 76 years. They had no children. Mrs. Kendall is survived by one brother, Andrew J. Allebaugh, and one sister, Mrs. Elmira J. Conner. These brothers and sisters are dead: Josiah S., James M., Wm. R., Mrs. James S. Rhorer, Mrs. Adam Poundstone.
Funeral on Monday at 2 p.m. interment at Masontown.


The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 22, 1903

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bullet Russell R. KENDALL died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

Russell Ray Kendall, six day old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kendall, died at the family home at Wynn Friday evening, July 27, 1923, at 6:16 o'clock. In addition to his parents, he is survived by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon in the home, followed by burial in White Rock cemetery.


bullet Congressman Samuel A. KENDALL died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Meyersdale, Jan. 11. - In services marked by impressive simplicity the late Congressman Samuel A. Kendall was committed to the good earth of his native Somerset county this afternoon.

Tonight his body rests alongside that of his wife in Hochsteter cemetery and amidst the members of the Kendall family who have passed on, and close by the Kendall summer home.  Joined in the impenetrable veil of death the veteran Congressman, his wife whose sudden death last August 22 was the crushing blow he could not withstand and their young son George Van Nest Kendall are again united.

Thousands of friends and associated, high dignitaries of the national government and the friends of a long and useful life - so many of whom, as the minister said, knew him as "Sam" - passed silently today before the casket at the home and in the church before the formal services were held at 2:30.  His home town of Meyersdale completely suspended business for the funeral hour, every business establishment being closed. In the church the casket lay in front of a bank of floral tributes which also filled and overflowed the chancel.  At either end of the casket and at other points in the church stood a guard of honor, uniformed Sons of Union Veterans.  The active pallbearers were members of Charles E. Kelly Post No. 112, American Legion of Meyersdale.

Sitting in the front row in seats ???

.. House in which Congressman Kendall had served through 14 years of continuous membership.  The Senator and the members of Congress, Representatives Wyant, Darrow, Campbell, Swick, Brumm, Estep, Kelley, Haines, Wolfenden and Boland of Pennsylvania and Meade of new York, the last being chairman of the House Committee on post offices and post-roads of which Mr. Kendall was ranking Republican member. Throughout the church were representatives from practically every post office in the 24th Congressional district together with high officials of postal workers organizations paying their final tribute of love and memory to the man who brought about the 44 hour week for postal workers without reduction in pay.  Officials of the national associations of postal employes in attendance included Pat. J. O'Neil, Thomas F. Dolan and Thomas F. Flaherty.  Postmaster General Walter F. Brown was personally represented by his administrative assistant, Robert B. Regar.

The United States Army was represented by Colonel H. L. Landers of Pittsburgh and Major Prince, these officers wearing the mourning bands of the service in keeping with the 30 days of mourning for former President Calvin Coolidge.

The state government was represented by William J. Burchinal, state workmen's compensation commissioner, State Senator Harry J. Bell of Fayette county, Senator Ealy of Somerset county and others.  Paul H. Griffith, state commander of the American legion, represented the American Legion of the department of Pennsylvania. Among others who were present were Mrs. W. S. Culbertson of Washington, wife of the Ambassador to Chile; Robert P. Smith, patent attorney, and John E. Wright of Washington, intimate friends of Congressman Kendall who accompanied the members of the bereaved family. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Simpson of Crafton represented the Pennsylvania Railroad, J. D. Beltz, superintendent of the Connellsville division, Baltimore and Ohio, and other B. and O. representatives were present. More than 200 Fayette county residents, including officials, postmasters, and citizens who knew the Congressman well or had been the beneficiaries of his many personal efforts during his tenure joined in the final moments of tribute.

Services are Very Brief.

Services at the Lutheran church in charge of Rev. Howard K. Hilner, the pastor, were impressive in their brevity.  Rising following the recessional,

"Onward Christian Soldiers," played softly on the fine pipe organ by Mrs. Ralph Rosenberger as the sorrowing friends and bereaved family took their seats, the Rev. Mr. Hilner arose and said that "at the request of the family the services are to be marked by the strictest simplicity and by the absence of sermon and eulogy."

The minister read favorite scripture passages of the late Congressman who, prior to being called to his duties in the national congress, had been a trustee of the church.  He read Ella Wheeler Wilcox's beautiful poem "Beyond" and for a passing moment paid an impressive tribute. "Congressman Kendall," said the minister, "was noble in defeat, gracious in victory and represented ???

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(Genius - Jan. 12, 1933)

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Congressman Samuel A. Kendall - 1933. passing of Meyersdale's first citizen.  We have lost a true friend.  The community has suffered a great loss and so has the commonwealth and the nation."

"His life was a blessing and his memory a benediction," said the pastor as he rested his comment upon the passage:  "Know ye that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel."  The speaker touched briefly upon the humanism and humanitarianism of Mr. Kendall; of his efforts particularly in behalf of the common people; of the outstanding legislation which created the 44 hour week for the postal workers; of his greater period of continuous service than any other representative from his district; of his Herculean efforts during the period of depression; and of the fact that the rise to position and place had not lifted him beyond the contacts and relationships of the men who had known him as friend throughout the years. As the minister finished his service, which continued by a few minutes, Karl Leith, soloist, sang "Going Home," accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Rosenberger.

And the services, less than half an hour in duration, were at an end. Three motor vehicles were necessary to carry the floral tributes to the cemetery.

Pallbearers and Guard of Honor.

The American Legion pallbearers were F. S. Black, W. W. Gress, William Grasser, Paul M. Critchfield, Claude Stotler, Ware Deeter, Elmer Dia and F. P. Brown.

The uniformed guard of honor of the Sons of Union Veterans in command of Captain Frank Robinson, was composed of Sergeant Earl Baer, John Albright, Walter Gauntz, Richard Bitner, Alva Bitner, Charles Beal, Harry Lybarger, Bernard Murphy, Harvey Arnold, John Miler and Jacob Albright. Senator Davis and the members of the House named by Speaker Garner to represent the House membership arrived in Meyersdale at 1:55 by train and went to the Kendall home where, after paying their respects to the bereaved family, they walked to the church two blocks away.  Accompanying the Congressional delegation was Joseph G. Rogers, an assistant sergeant at arms of the House.  Senator Reed of Pennsylvania was unable to attend the funeral being compelled to remain in Washington by illness.

Thousands View the Remains.

Thousands passed silently before the bier in the church from 10 o'clock when the body was taken from the home after brief services there to the church until 2 o'clock.  Other hundreds had stopped at the house between 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when the body was brought from the funeral parlors, until this morning.  The church, with every available space crowded by more than 1,000 persons, represented only a portion of those who came to Meyersdale today to pay their final respects.  Hundreds, unable to find seats in the church and faced by ominous weather which broke into rain just as the church services concluded, left for their homes after calling at the Kendall home or viewing the body in the church.

Assisting the family in making arrangements for the funeral was Miss Carolyn Angel, secretary to Mr. Kendall.  Miss Angel said this evening ? had not been determined.???

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Samuel Austin KENDALL ( -1933)

SENATOR ,GREIVED OVER WIFE'S DEATH, COMITS SUICIDE  AT WASHINGTON

Washington D.C., Jan 8 (AP)--Representative Samuel Austin Kendall, 73, Republican, from the 24th Pennsylvania district, today took his own life, in his room at the house office building after writing a note saying grief over the loss of his wife was the cause. A verdict of suicide was issued after a note was found at his home addressed to his children telling them that the sudden death of Mrs. Kendall, last August 22, "was the most severe shock of my whole life and I have been unable to throw off my grief".

The body of the veteran legislator was found sitting in a big leather chair by the office window, a bullet hole through his head and a pistol clasped in his right hand lying in his lap. William Whelan, one of the many house mail carriers who had been befriended by the representative found him about 11 a.m.

Kendall left the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Macona Angus about 9:30 a.m. after having breakfast with her and her children. Lt. Philip Crobit of the Capital Police said that reports of a shot being fired at about 10:20 a.m. had been received  and it was assumed the representative took his life then. As soon as the body was found, a physician was summoned. He said Kendall had been dead almost an hour. Deputy Coroner A. McGruder MacDonald issued a verdict of suicide.

Son Found Note

Kenneth Rommany Sergeant-at-arms of the house immediately notified a son, Samuel A. Kendall, Jr. who lives here. Young Kendall searched a trunk where his father kept his personal effects in the Angus home and found an undated suicide note which read:

Dear  Children;

My work on earth is completed. The sudden death of your dear mother was the most severe shock of my whole life and I have been unable to throw off my grief. Everyday has added to my sorrow and I can no longer bear my suffering which I have kept from you.

Mother has been calling me to join her and little Van in heaven and I can no longer resist the call and am going to join them.

Goodbye, Father

The reference to" Little Van" was to a four year old son Grant VanNest who died in 1913.           

Married Nearly 50 Years

Kendall, Jr. said that the note was written in his father's characterisatic fine hand writing and showed no nervousness. He said that his father and mother, the former Miss Minnie Edith Wiley of Liacomb, Iowa, had been married nearly a half century at the time of her death and that his father had felt her loss keenly. She died of heart disease. Lt. Crook said the pistol used by Mr. Kendall was new and that the shot entered the right side of the represenative's head and was the first fired from it. Indications were that he had planned the act for several days, authorities  concluded.

Kendall served fourteen years in the house entering the first in the sixty-sixth congress; he was defeated for re-election in  Nov., but his son said that apparently he had been unmoved by his defeat. The Pennsylvanian was popular among the postal employees throughout the country. He was instrumental in getting through congress as a high ranking member of the post office committee legislation benefiting postal workers. 

William Tyer Page, a veteran house employee, said Kendall's suicide was the first committed in the capitol.


The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN, Monday, January 9, 1933, page 7, columns 3&4

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Samuel R. KENDALL (1848-1934)

S. R. Kendall Dies

   Samuel R. Kendall, 85 years old, a native of Fayette county, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace K. Craig, of Waynesburg. He was born August 25, 1848, in Springhill township, a son of the late Samuel and Pauline Kendall, and taught school for 35 years. His last term was at Gabby school, near Washington, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 27, 1934, page 4, column 4

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bullet William Dixon KENDALL died in 1908. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

William Dixon Kendall
Fayette City, May 13--William Dixon Kendall, the oldest resident of Fayette city, died at his home on the hill beyond the cemetery, at 2:30pm Sunday, May 10, 1908. The funeral was held from the house at 2pm, Wednesday, May 13, and interment was in the family lot in the Frazer addition to the old cemetery.

In the death of Mr. Kendall the community lost one of the most widely known as well as the most respected citizens. Had he lived until the 23rd day of May he would have reached the age of 98 years. It was the with of the family that his vitality would hold out till the hundredth milestone had been reached, and up until about two weeks before his death it was bestoved Mr. Kendall would pass the hundred mark. For several years he had been a great charge to the family by the reason of a great affliction, but withal he was given as much attention as it was possible to be given by sons and daughters to parents. Nothwithstanding his mental condition he enjoyed fairly good health. Two weeks ago he began to show symptoms of a sudden decline and he grew gradually worse till death relived him from earthly cares and suffering.

Mr. Kendall was born in the state of New Jersey May 23, 1810. The place is not now known by the family but it is believed to be Woodstock. His father was Thomas Kendall and his mother, Martha Tygart, both settlers of New Jersey. His grandfather on his paternal side was a soldier in the American revolution and his mother's people also took part in this conflict on the Colonists' side.

When William was 12 years old (or in 1822), Thomas Kendall with his wife and large family crossed the state of Pennsylvania and came to Pittsburg thence to Fayette City. This journey was made in a wagon and 12 days were required to make the trip. Mr. Kendall remembered this journey as the most interesting period of his life for he often related incidents to his many friends who called to see him. The family do not know when Thomas Kendall came to Fayette City, but it is believed he stayed in Pittsburg but a short time. He was a shoemaker by trade and when he came here he bought what is known as the "Trump" house (now owned by Mose Majors) and here he set up a shoe shop and made and mended shoes for the people of the community for a number of years. On January 1, 1858, Thomas Kendall died. His wife died not a great while before that year. There were eight children in the family of Thomas Kendall, to wit: Thomas, George, Robert, John, William, and Rebecca, married to Samuel Larimer; Elizabeth, married to Thomas Ong; Rachel, married to Samuel Hildebrand. William was the last of the family of Thomas Kendall to die.

On December 21, 1833, William D. Kendall and Miss Sarah Lenhart, daughter of Michael Lenhart of Washington township, were united in marriage. To them were born the following children: Ellen M., married to Theodore Ferry, now living in Omaha, Neb; Samuel I., died when a child; William Z., died June 6, 1862, at battle of Malvern Hill in Civil war; Thomas, died in 1869; Daniel F., died in 1896; Lyman S., died in infancy; Franklin Pierce, living at Wheeling, W. Va., Amanda V., Emma Frances and Louis C., at home. Mrs. Kendall died November 2, 1896, being born May 23, 1811.

Mr. Kendall was by trade a carpenter and boat builder. He followed both trades during the earlier part of his life. When he was but 19 years of age and working as an apprentice he assisted in raising the frame work of the house in which he died. This was in 1829 and 38 years afterward (1867) he bought the place for a home and resided there the rest of his life. He worked for a number of years at the boat yard of Cox & Lenhart at Brownsville and later at the Clark boat yeard near Bellevernon. While working at Brownsville he continued to live at Fayette City. He would walk to work Monday morning, leaving home early enough so as to make the tri of seven miles in time to be on duty at 7am and on Saturday evening he would return home to spend Sunday with his family. For years he followed this business up to middle life Mr. Kendall was a hard worker, but he broke down and had to give up his trade.

While working at Brownsville he joined the lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and on November 20, 1854 he assisted in organizing a lodge of that order in Fayette City, being one of the charter members for 54 years he continued a member of this order. The principles of which he always claimed it lived up to would make good citizens and the best of neighbors out of anybody. He was a regular attendant of the lodge until he had reached an age that made it impossible for him to attend. In 1861, he united with the Church of Christ of Fayette City and continued to be a member until his death.

In 1835, Thomas Kendall moved with his family to Wheeling, W. Va., and William accompanied him. He followed his trade there till 1840. Mr. Kendall went to Cincinnati and followed his trade there till 1845, when he removed with his father to Fayette City. In June, 1896, when he was 88 years of age, Mr. Kendall visited Wheeling, after having been away for 56 years. His son Pierce lived in Wheeling and this was the occasion of his visit at that time. Naturally after so many years absence he found many changes in the place. He met but one person there whom he knew so many years before, so rapidly does time shift people and things in the great scheme of life. Today, there is no one living here who was here when Mr. Kendall arrived with his father from New Jersey in 1822. He is the last of the old landmarks of the living an dhis passing away is regretted, fo rhe had many friends.

The funeral was largely attended. Thomas Faweett of the Church of Christ conducted services at the house. The members of the local lodge of Odd Fellows turned out to the number of forty and escorted the remains to the grave, where the services of the order were carried out. The pallbearers consisted of the following members of the lodge: L.R. Walters, T.P. Vaughn, Elliott Mc----


The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 18, 1908

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bullet William Lloyd KENDALL died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(102)

William Lloyd Kendall, aged 33, a well known man, died at his home near Masontown, Sunday afternoon at 4:20 of meningitis after about a month's illness. Mr. Kendall had suffered about 10 years previously of neuralgia of the heart. His widow, two children, Mildred, aged 9, and Dorothy, aged 7, his father John C. Kendall and two brothers, C.P. Kendall of Lockrone and Arthur J. Kendall at home, survive. Rev. Baer will have charge of the funeral services which will be held at the Church Hill church Tuesday at 10 o'clock. Interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Mr. Goughenour will assist in the services.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 16, 1913

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Joe KENDRO ( -1935)

Asst. Mine Foreman Killed in Fall

   Caught beneath a fall of slate which his men were making at Footedale, Joe Kendro, 36, of House 140, Footedale, assistant mine foreman, was instantly killed Wednesday morning at 4:30 o’clock, his body being badly crushed by the tons of rock and slate which fell as the timbers were drawn. Kendro’s body was quickly recovered and brought to the surface. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Matilda Kendro; five children, Virginia, Mildred, Joseph Jr., Delores and William Francis the latter being but five days old; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kendro of near Biliner and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Lamba and Mrs. Margaret Kenar, of Franklin township; Mrs. Anna German, Uniontown; John, Andrew, Thomas, George and Martha Kendro all at home. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock Friday morning in St. Procopius R. C. church, New Salem by Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 18, 1935, page 4, column 2


KENDRO SERVICES

   Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock this morning for Joe Kendro, of Footedale, in St. Procopius R. C. church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 19, 1935, page 20, column 5

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Sophia A. KENDRO ( -1965)

KENDRO, SOPHIA A.— Age 93 years, resided with her daughter, Mrs. Martha Kolencik, R.D. 1, Smithfield, died Tuesday, December 27, 1965 at 6:45 a.m. at home. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Kendro in 1932; two sons, Joseph Jr. in 1963 and Stephen in 1922 and a daughter, Mrs. Sophia Poholsky in 1921. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Frank (Mary) Rembacki, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Kanar, Mrs. Louis (Anna) German, all of Uniontown, John Kendro and George Kendro, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas Kendro of E. McKeesport, Andrew Kendro of Rockville, Md., and Mrs. Anthony (Martha) Kolencik of Smithfield; thirty three grandchildren; fifty one great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Anna Konars of McKees Rocks. She was a former member of St. Mary’s R. C. Church of Uniontown and was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius R. C. Church of Fairchance and a member of St. Mary’s Rosary Society. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St. this evening from 7 to 10 p.m. and until Friday at 9:30 a.m., where a prayer service will be held followed by Solemn Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s R. C. Church at 10 a.m., with Rev. Fr. William G. Charnoki as celebrant, Rev. Fr. Robert Hammond as Deacon and Rev. Fr. John Prah, Sub-Deacon. Interment in the church cemetery. St. Mary’s Confraternity of Christian Mother’s will recite the Rosary Thursday evening at 7:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 1965, page 26, column 7

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bullet Robert B. KENEDY(11) died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

In Clayton County, Iowa, on the 29th of Sept. '62 ROBERT B. KENEDY, SON OF Maj. Henry Kenedy, of Springhill Tp, Fayette County, Pa. aged about 24 years.
Deceased was a soldier under Capt. Dean, Co. I, of Iowa regiment.  He was much beloved by his fellow soldiers, as well as by all his relatives and friends.  He is the third son that Maj. Kennedy has lost in the service since the 25th day of April, 1862.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Nov. 6, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 40, Pg. 5, Col. 1.


John KENNAN ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

Who Were Actors in The Sad Tragedy That made Twenty Homes Fatherless

THE LUCKY ONES WHO ESCAPED THE FLAME OF DEATH
And Made Their Way through the Choking Gas of the Man-way to Home And Anxious Friends Outside

A LIST OF THOSE WHO MET DEATH IN ITS MOST HORRIBLE FORM
Who the Entombed Miners Were, Where and How They Lived and
the Legacies Death Bequeathed to Their Families
A MUMBLE OF WIVES, SISTERS, MOTHERS AND ORPHANS DEPRIVED OF SUPPORT

Generous Friends, Kind Neighbors, Benevolent Citizens, Societies and Corporations Contribute Generously and Freely to Relieve the Distress

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
DAVIS, THOMAS

THE VICTIMS
Something About Them, Their Families,
Homes and Circumstances

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 Kennan, was married but with no family. He lived in Dunbar.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, June 20, 1890, page 1, columns 6&7

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

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

By the Coroner’s Jury and Others Yesterday
Names of the Lost Men

   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.

   Article includes complete account of the recovery of victims. For complete text, see John X. Joy.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 25, 1892, page 1, column 1

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Lucy A. Stewart KENNAN (1844-1931)

LUCY A. STEWART KEENAN  

Lucy A. Stewart Keenan. aged 66 years, 10 months and 29 days, died Saturday, April 18, 1931, at 9:05 p.m. at the home of her grandson, Edgar Pegg, House #17, Continental  No. 1. Death was due to paralysis. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Margaret Stewart, the widow of James W. Keenen, a civil war veteran.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jared Stewart of Davidson, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Edith Pegg preceded her in death.

She was a native of Fayette County, having been born May 19, 1844. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, April 20, 1931, page 5, column 2

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Amanda Caroline Playford KENNEDY (1855-1917)

MRS. AMANDA C. KENNEDY

Mrs. Amanda Caroline Kennedy, 81 years old, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, R. P. Kennedy of Uniontown. She was the youngest child of Dr. Robert W. and Margaret A. Playford and was born in Brownsville on February 16, 1836. In 1855 she married the Rev. Dr. David Kennedy, one of the leading Presbyterian ministers of Philadelphia, in which place she lived for 25 years. Rev. and Mrs. Kennedy moved to Brownsville in 1892, where the clergyman died a year later. Mrs. Kennedy went to Pittsburgh and last August came to Uniontown to take up her residence with her son. About a year ago she contracted a severe cold, which resulted, eventually in her death. She is survived by four children, Robert P. of Uniontown; Walter B. of Kansas City, Mo.; Margaret F. and Caroline F. both of Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held from the Kennedy home in Uniontown, Saturday at 3 o'clock with internment in Moundsville cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 22, 1917, page 2, column 4

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Arthur Irvin KENNEDY Stone  (1879-1957)

KENNEDY, ARTHUR IRVIN—Aged 77 of Dunbar died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard Miller, Akron, Ohio, Saturday evening Feb 18, 1957. Born in Phillipsburg, April 16, 1879, he was the son of the late Calvin and Martha Conor Kennedy. Besides his daughter he is survived by two sons; Elmer and Ross of Dunbar; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Kennedy of San Francisco, CA; Cecil, New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Abel and Mrs. Ruth Woodcock of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Alice Waddingham, Sidney, Ohio; two half sisters, Mrs. Cora Daugherty, Lake Lynn; Mrs. Lenor Lowrie, Erie. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 with Rev. J. D. Schtecengost officiating. Interment in New Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 18, 1957

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Cecelia KENNEDY ( -1900)

Cecelia Kennedy

White, Female, Married, age 39 Years, Worked as a domestic
   Cause of death–Asthma, sick 1 week


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 91


KENNEDY- At her home in Dunbar on Tuesday May 1 1900, Mrs. Cecelia Kennedy, wife of Colvin L. Kennedy, age 40, of heart disease. Besides her husband she leaves nine small children. The funeral was held from the home there yesterday at 10 o'clock. Rev. J. Potts of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiated. Burial was made in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 4, 1900

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Rev. David KENNEDY ( -1893)

Rev. David Kennedy

White Male, age 68, Married, Retired from Ministry, Residence Market St.
   Cause of death–Rupture, ill 4 Months
   Died–2 March 1893
   Buried–Veteran Burial Records - Civil War Veteran Buried Section 11 Lot E Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 86, line 16

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Emma Gertrude KENNEDY Stone  (1882-1953)

MRS. ARTHUR KENNEDY

 Mrs. Emma Gertrude Kennedy, 71 years old, died at her home at Dunbar at 6 o'clock Thursday afternoon after a long illness. She was born at Dunbar, February 2, 1882, the daughter of the late Jacob and Gertrude Cope. Surviving are her husband: Arthur I. Kennedy; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Miller of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Elmer L. and Ross A., both of Dunbar; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Cope and Edward Cope, both of Dunbar and two sisters, Mrs. Harry M. Schibley of Connellsville and Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler of Masontown. The funeral service will be held at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Internment will be in the New Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 1, 1953

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Fred D. KENNEDY ( -1968)

F. D. KENNEDY

   Fred D. Kennedy, 66, of Brownsville, died in Brownsville General Hospital, after a lingering illness. A native of Florida, he was a retired coal miner, last employed by Bridgeport Mine of U.S. Steel. He was a member of Bridgeport Local, U.M.W.A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olive Patterson Kennedy and a stepson, Robert McDonough of Claysville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, June 28, 1968, page 15, column 8

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Gracie Myrtle KENNEDY ( -1968)

MRS. J. B. KENNEDY

   Mrs. Gracie Myrtle Kennedy, 67, of Bobtown, died Sunday in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. She was a member of the Bobtown Methodist church, the Mildred Sifton Adult Bible Blass, the Woman’s Society of Christian Service and Ladies Auxiliary to Bobtown Post No. 5567, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are her husband, James B. Kennedy; two sons, two daughters, including Mrs. Lawrence (Marie) Ellenberger of Bobtown, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 11, 1968, page 13, column 1

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Grover C. KENNEDY (1887-1951)

GROVER C. KENNEDY

   Grover C. Kennedy, 54, of Hopwood, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. George Beggs, at Hopwood where he had made his home for the past four months. He was born January 24, 1887 at Coolspring, the son of the late William and Nancy Martin Kennedy. He lived all of his life in the Coolspring community. He was a coal miner by occupation. Mr. Kennedy had never married. Surviving are one brother, Ewing, of Upper Middletown, two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Bowser of Uniontown, and Mrs. Sadie Beggs of Hopwood. The body was taken to the home of his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fike, of 432 Evans street, Uniontown. A prayer service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with additional rites at 2:30 o’clock in the Coolspring Methodist Church, Rev. Melvin Shultz officiating. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 10, 1951, page 2, column 3

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Guy KENNEDY ( -1908)

ANGEL OF DEATH
CALLS QUARTETTE
OF OLD PEOPLE

Article begins with other deaths.

   Impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon over the remains of the late Guy Kennedy, Percy, from the home of his father-in-law, Noble McCormisk, on East Fayette street, Rev. E. A. E. Palmquist, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. The services were largely attended and the floral tributes were numerous and very handsome. Appropriate music was furnished by the choir of the First Baptist church. Six cousins of the deceased acted as pallbearers. Interment in Chestnut Hill cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, September 21, 1908, page 1, column 5

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bullet Harriet KENNEDY died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

Feb. 11th, 1862, at her residence in Springhill tp., of consumption, Mrs. HARRIET KENNEDY, consort of Maj. Henry Kennedy, aged 53?* years. She was much beloved by all that knew her, and has left a great many friends to mourn her loss.
*(dark copy)
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar. 13, 1862.


bullet Harry Curtis KENNEDY died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

KENNEDY, HARRY C.

Harry Curtis KENNEDY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor KENNEDY of Hundman, died yesterday at a sanitarium at Hay Stack Mountain. 
Courier Dec. 17, 1915  


bullet Joseph KENNEDY died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

Killed by Slate Fall.
Brownsville, April 17, 1913....Joseph Kennedy of South Brownsville was caught by a fall of slate just after noon today in the Diamond mine and died 25 minutes later.  Deceased was 37 years of age and leaves a wife and three children.


bullet Judge Richard A. KENNEDY died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Judge Richard A. Kennedy, aged 79 years, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 29, 1935, in a Pittsburgh hospital.  Death followed an operation.
Appointed a judge in June, 1911, when county court was first established in Allegheny county, he has since served being re-elected in November 1911, and again in 1921 and 1931.
Judge Kennedy was a brother of Frank Kennedy of East Coolspring street, Uniontown, well known owner and operator of the Blue Ridge Poultry Farm.
(Herald - 1/31/1935)


bullet Samuel KENNEDY died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On the 30th at his father's residence, in Springhill Tp., SAMUEL KENNEDY, a member of company A 3d Reg, Va. Vol.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. May 29, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 17, Pg 5, Col. 4.


bullet Thomas KENNEDY died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(103)

OHIOPYLE, March 19---- Thomas Kennedy, son of W. T. Kennedy of this pla ce, died Sunday, March 18, 1900, of tuberculosis, aged about 35 years. T he remains were taken to Uniontown this evening. The funeral took plac e at 10 a. m. from the residence of David West, Cool Spring street, Tue sday, funeral services being conducted by Rev. David Minerd; interment i n Hopwood cemetery.
(Daily News Standard, March 20, 1900)


bullet Van Buren KENNEDY died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
On the 25th of April, at Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, Va, VAN BUREN KENNEDY, a Private in company F 85th Reg, Pa Vol.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. May 29, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 17, Pg 5, Col. 4.


Lillian Cafferty KENNEL (1911-1996)

Lillian C. Kennel

   Lillian Cafferty Kennel, age 85, of Middle Road, Pittsburgh, (formerly of Scottdale), passed away Sunday evening, June 16, 1996, in St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon. She was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Scottdale a daughter of the late John J. and Catherine Potter Cafferty. Lillian, along with her husband, Andrew Dixon Kennel, were former owners of the Clover Farm grocery store in Charleroi for many years. She was a faithful member of the St. Winifred Roman Catholic Church of Mount Lebanon and years ago was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Scottdale. She graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Scottdale with the Class of 1928. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Nist of Indianapolis, Ind., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Dixon Kennel, on Nov. 29, 1981; two sisters, Madelyn Cafferty and Marcella Yelaney; and five brothers, John, Thomas, Leo, Paul and James Cafferty. There will be no public visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, on Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Gravesite committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to her late husband. Family suggests memorials to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Lillian Cafferty Kennel. Arrangements by ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June, 1996

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bullet Anna KENNEY died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KENNEY, ANNA; MRS.

Following an illness of influenza pneumonia, MRS. ANNA KENNEY, 32 years old, died Thursday afternoon at the home of FRED HARDIN at Elm Grove, where she was housekeeper.  Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. J. H. Lambertson pastor of the Methodist Protestant church officiating.  The interment was made in Hill Grove cemetery.  The deceased was born at Ursina, a daughter of MR. and MRS. WALTER HERRING, the latter, deceased.  She was a member of the Methodist church at Ursina and is survived by one child, CHARLES KENNEY, 10 years old, her father, who resides at Grindstone; two brothers, JAMES HERRING of Grindstone and EDWARD HERRING in France, and one sister, MRS. SADIE ORMSBY of Greenfield, Pa. 
Courier  Thurs.   11-28-1918


Francis V. KENNEY, Sr. (1922-2008)

   Francis V. Kenney, Sr., age 85, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2008, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born March 21, 1922, in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John Kenney and Agnes Ashurst Kenney. Francis was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, in Republic. He graduated from the now former German Township High School, in McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Francis was a veteran of World War II, who served with the United States Army Air Corps as a Radar Observer on the B-29 in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and American Legion Post 590, in Republic. He was a retired coal miner from United States Steel's Maple Creek Mine, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America District 2 Local 1248. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Dustin Kenney, a brother, Jack Kenney, a sister, Gloria Lapponi, and his son-in-law, Ronald Hustak. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Marucci Kenney; a daughter, Polly Hustak, of Titusville, Florida, and a son, Dusty Kenney and his wife, Veronica, of Republic, Pa.; two granddaughters: Pam Williams and Nicole Umble; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Kenney, of Cleveland, Ohio; and one brother, Robert Kenney and his wife, Shirley, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, until 9:30 a.m., when brief Prayers will be said in the Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, in Cardale, Fayette County, Pa., with the Rev. Father Stephen Bugay, as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, Republic, Pa., where Military Rites and Honors will be accorded by the Veterans Foreign Wars Post 47, of Uniontown, Pa. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday at 3:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Harriann KENNEY (1949-1996)

Harriann Kenney

   Harriann Kenney, 46, of 414 Porter Ave., Scottdale, passed away Thursday morning, July 25, 1996, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born on Aug. 21, 1949, a daughter of Rita Somerfield Caldwell and stepfather Albert Caldwell Jr., both of Connellsville. She was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Scottdale and a graduate of Southmoreland High School with the Class of 1967. In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by her loving husband, James R. Kenney, whom she married Feb. 25, 1972; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Diana) Kovitya of Lancaster, Ohio; a brother, Lee Cohen of Topeka, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Graveside committal services will follow in the church cemetery. Family suggests memorials to: American Cancer Society, 152 East Otterman St., Greensburg, 15601, in memory of Harriann Kenney.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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John F. KENNEY ( -1971)

   John F. Kenney, 64, of 526 Eagle Circle, died in Elyria Memorial Hospital Saturday after a brief illness. Mr. Kenney was a retired steel worker of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Co., Cleveland. He was born in Dunbar, Pa. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Robert E. and Donald; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Janice) Dalton; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Petrella. Friends may call at the Corrigan Funeral Home, 14750 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmstead.


Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, OH, April 11, 1971

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Margaret E. Petro KENNEY (1929-2008)

   Margaret E. "Marge" Petro Kenney, 79 years, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, died on Friday, February 1, 2008, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, John and Freda Lee, with her loving family by her side. Born January 27, 1929, in Dunbar, Pennsylvania, she was the Daughter of John Petro and Mary Mesco Petro. "Marge" was a member of Saint Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church, Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa. She had been employed in Home Health Care by Twin Oaks, in Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, James William Kenney, daughter in infancy, sisters, Betty and Dorothy, and brother, Edward. She is survived by her children: James William Kenney and wife, LouAnn, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., John Kenney and wife, Freda Lee, of Hopwood, Pa., and Thomas C. Kenney and wife, Jamaica, of Uniontown, Pa.; a sister, Evelyn Homer and husband, Paul, of Dunbar, Pa.; two brothers: Raymond Petro, of Virginia, and John Petro and wife, Donna, of Lakeland, Florida; grandchildren: Laura, Matthew, Jesse, Sarah, and her fiancé, Kenny, Tina, Jerod, Sabastian, and Shane Kenney; and a great-grandson, Christian John. There will be no public visitation. Family Graveside Service will be held at Saint Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Leisenring, with Rev. Father Joseph Kapusnak, officiating. Arrangements are under direction of the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, in Dunbar, Pennsylvania.


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Pearl Mankins KENNEY (1918-2005)

MRS. PEARL KENNEY

   Mrs. Pearl Kenney, 74, of Hardy Hill, died at 1:50 a.m. today in her home. She was born July 7, 1888, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie Hardy Mankins. She was a member of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are five sons, Charles and Paul at home, James, Patrick and Bernard of Dunbar; one daughter Mrs. William (Mary) Uhazie of Dunbar and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard in 1948. The body will be at home, Hardy Hill, after 11 a.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held there Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 29, 1963, page 23, column 4


KENNEY, MRS. PEARL—Aged 74, of Dunbar, died in her home, on Hardy Hill, Wednesday, May 29, 1963. Born July 1888, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie Mankins. She is survived by these children; Charles, and Paul at home; James, Patrick and Bernard of Dunbar; Mrs. William (Mary) Uhazie, Dunbar; several grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bernard in 1948. Friends are being received at the late residence where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. Ellsworth Crispens will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery under the direction of Burhans Funeral Home of Dunbar.


from the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar ,PA

The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 31, 1963, page 21, column 7

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bullet Richard B. KENNEY died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Richard B. Kenney, aged 70, died Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Hennessy, House 187, Buffington, following a stroke of apoplexy.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Bessie Daugherty of East Millsboro, Bernard, Jr., of Houston, Pa.; Richard of Worcester, Ohio; John of Ralph and Mrs. Hennessy of Buffington; and a brother and sister, Mrs. Rose Angram, Akron, O., and John Kenney, Westernport, Md.
Funeral services will be announced later.
(stamped December 27, 1934)


Robert J. KENNEY (1915-1996)

Robert J. Kenney

   Robert J. Kenney, 80 of 111 Broadway Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Scottdale, died Thursday, June 6, 1996, in Elizabeth Hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Scottdale, a son of the late Charles M. Kenney and Flora Smith Kenney. He was a retired railroader for Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad. He was active in the AARP and in a number of senior citizens organizations in the Youngstown area. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters; Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Steinman of Long Island, N.Y., Charles “Jim” Kenney of Maryland, John “Frank” Kenney of Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. Jane Lowstetter of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and 27 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers: Florence Elizabeth “Betty” Kenney, Theodore C. Kenney, Ruth Mary Kenney, John William Kenney, Dorothy V. Hoke and James “Bob” Kenney. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A Parish Wake service will be held tonight at 8:30 in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Rose KENNEY ( -1901)

Death from Paring Toe Nail
Blood Poisoning, Followed by Gangrene,
Prove Fatal to Dunbar Woman

  Dunbar, Dec. 4— Mrs. Rose Kenney, who resides at The Furnace, died Monday morning from blood poison caused from paring her corn. Mrs. Kenney on last Tuesday evening was paring her corn and in so doing cut too deep, causing the toe to become sore. Not much attention was paid to the injured member of the foot till the whole foot became inflamed and badly swollen. Then a doctor came and pronounced it blood poison, but from that [time] on it became worse, until gangrene set in, causing her death. Mrs. Kenney was an old and respected citizen of this place and was loved by all who knew her. She was the mother of six children, three of whom are living: Jack, James and Patrick. Mrs. Kenney was in her 59th year and was a devout member of the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic church where the funeral was held Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Requiem high mass was carried out by her pastor, Father E.D. Murphy


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 5, 1901

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Thomas Vincent KENNEY ( -1931)

THOMAS V. KENNEY

   Thomas Vincent Kenney, aged 36, of Brownsville, died Saturday, July 4th in Brownsville General hospital, following an amputation of his left leg which had been crushed in a railroad accident. He is survived by his wife, Alice, his father Richard, three children, two brothers and a sister. Funeral will be held Tuesday morning at St. Peter's church. The American Legion will be in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, July 7, 1931, page 5, column 2

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Floyd KENNISON, JR. ( -1929)

FLOYD KENNISON

   Floyd Kennison, Jr., two years old, died Monday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kennison of Continental No. 2. Funeral service was held this morning in the home. Interment was in Smithfield cemetery.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 13, 1929, page 6, column 4

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bullet Mary E. KENNISON died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

MARY E. KENNISON
Mrs. Mary E. Kennison, aged 61 years, wife of George W. Kennison, died at the family residence in McClellandtown at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, February 3, 1935 of Complications. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs., Bertha Mincer, Mrs. Alice Grove, both of Ronco; Mrs. Lauretta Harvey of York Run; John Kennison of Masontown; Gertrude, R.N., of Jersey City; Gwendolyn at home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Free Methodist Church at McClellandtown in Charge of Rev. W.W. Spiker assisted by Rev. H. W. Van Valin. Burial in the Church Hill Cemetery
Stamped on obit February 4, 1935


bullet Mrs. Sam KENNY died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

MRS. SAM KENNY
News has been received this week by her friends in Uniontown of the recent death of Mrs. Sam Kenny, a former Uniontown resident when her husband held the position of superintendent of the Fry glass works. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny moved from Uniontown to Morgantown where Mr. Kenny died. Mrs. Kenny's death occurred in Los Angeles, Cal., where she had been living for some time.
The Kennys had no children.
(stamped - Jan 14 1933)


Catherine KENO (1890-1954)

Obituary is typed as published. Name is spelled differently in heading and body.

MRS. KATHERINE KENO

   Mrs. Catherine Keno, 64, of 504 North avenue, died at her home at 1:20 o’clock this morning after a three-week illness. Born in Europe on January 3, 1890, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Wengryzn Malachovska. She was a member of St. Stephen G. C. Church and the Ukrainian Providence Association. Deceased is survived by a son, Steve of Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Kelenic of Duquesne, Mrs. Mary Komlenic of West Newton and Katherine at home; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Hawanchak of Aliquippa, Nancy of Europe and Mrs. Julia Stovey of Connellsville, and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on June 17, 1933. The funeral party will meet at the home at 8:30 o’clock Monday morning and requiem high mass will be held at 9 o’clock in St. Stephen’s Church with Rev. Marko Badovinak as celebrant. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 11, 1954, page 2, column 3

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Charles KENO ( -1933)

CHARLES KENO
DIES AT HOSPITAL

   Charles Keno, 40 years old, of 594 North avenue, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Connellsville state hospital, following a lingering illness. He was born in Austria, a son of John and Katerine Modziolski. Four children, Anna, Mary, Stephen and Katherine at home and one sister, Mrs. Mary Yarcheck of Akron, Ohio, survive. The body was taken to the funeral parlors of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk, and after being prepared for burial was removed to the family home, where a brief funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by an additional service at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Greek Catholic Church at Leisenring No. 1, with the pastor, Rev Cornelius Gribovsky, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 19, 1933, page 5, column 3

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Marie Zgorecki KENSICK (1905-1994)

Marie Kensick

   Marie Zgorecki Kensick, 88, formerly of Scottdale, died Wednesday at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon Township. Surviving are her husband, Frank Kensick of North Huntingdon; three daughters, Mrs. Regina Janicki of Scottdale, Mrs. Edward (Florence) Opalinski of North Huntingdon, and Mrs. Ronald (Elizabeth) Burgun of Lakewood, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 3, 1905
   Died—– January 26, 1994


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Dorcas KENT (1884-1893)

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

Dorcas Kent

White, female, 9 years old
   Cause of death
   Born—–1884, Bullskin Twp.
   Died—–June 7, 1893, Bullskin
   Buried–Eustey Cemetery
   Father–Oltha Kent
   Mother–Carrie Kent


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 86

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Jacob H. KENT ( -1893)

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

Jacob H. Kent

White, male, 8 years old
   Cause of death
   Born—–Bullskin Twp.
   Died—–June 12, 1893, Bullskin
   Buried–Eustey Cemetery
   Father–Oltha Kent
   Mother–Carrie Kent


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 86

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Margaret Dean KENT (1882-1957)

MRS. MARGARET KENT

   Mrs. Margaret Dean Kent, 75, of New Stanton, formerly of Greensburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Frick Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant after a lingering illness. She was born in Mount Pleasant, May 6, 1882, a daughter of the late Alex and Roseanne Kern Carr. She was a member of the St. Paul's Methodist Church of New Stanton. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Rose Nagle and Mrs. Betty Haas of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Anita Maier of Greensburg, Mrs. Nancy Gaffney of New Stanton, Mrs. Georgiana Purkey of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Margaret Everett of Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Robert of Greensburg, Frederick of Westmoreland City, and Sgt. William, serving with the Army at Harrisburg; one sister, one brother, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, November 15, 1957, page 4, column 2

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Michael KEPPICH ( -1997)

Michael Keppich

   Michael Keppich, 80, of California, Pa., died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Brownsville General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Laura Pazzabon Keppich; a son, Ronald Keppich of California; a daughter, Nancy Tingen of Falls Church, Va.; and two grandchildren, Todd and Jay Keppich. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 9:30 a.m. the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1997

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bullet Mrs. Abe KERFOOT died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word was received here today by Mrs. George L. Seamans of the death in Columbus, O., of Mrs. Mary Neely, 73, wife of Ernest Neely, formerly of Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Neely was a native of Brownfield.  She is survived by Mrs. Martha Barnes and Mrs. Mollie Dawson, cousins, and other relatives in this section.
The body was taken to the funeral parlors of Ferguson and Wood at Forbes street and McKee Place in Oakland, Pittsburgh.
No funeral arrangements have been made.
(Herald - April 23, 1937)


Agnes Murray KERN (1870-1962)

MRS. AGNES KERN

   Mrs. Agnes Murray Kern, 92, of New Salem, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest E (Anna) Coffman. She was born Jan 11, 1870, near Normalville, a daughter of the late Elijah and Hannah Minerd Murray, and had resided in New Salem area for the past 62 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church and Loyal Bethany Sunday School Class. Also surviving are three sons, Malhon of New Salem, Ralph of Normalville, and Woodrow W. of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Titenour of Donagal and Lucy Eicher of Connellsville, R. D. 2. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson G. Kern; a sister, Amy Cole and two brothers, Perry and Marcellus. The body is at the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. W. T. Weaver and Rev. R. G. Manley officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 30, 1962, page 4, column 3

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bullet Alfred Zane KERN died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

KERN SERVICES
Funeral services for Alfred Zane Kern, son of Mrs. and Mrs. William Kern of Mill run, who was fatally injured by an automobile truck, Wednesday, will be held at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Curit W. Kern, Connellsville road, Uniontown, Saturday afternoon at one o'clock followed by additional services in the Baptist church at Mill Run.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(News Standard - Jan 30, 1931)


Ella B. KERN (1866-1939)

MRS. ELLA B. KERN

   Mrs. Ella B. Kern, 62 years old, wife of W. W. Kern and one of Connellsville’s best known women, died about 9 o’clock Sunday morning at her home, 204 Robbins street. Although in ill health for the last 15 years, her death was sudden. About a month ago she developed a heart condition. Mrs. Kern was born at Brownsville May 22, 1866, a daughter of the late A. J. and Anna Sweitzer Milhollan. When she was a small child the family moved to Webster, Pa., where when a young woman she was married to Frank Reeder. The couple resided at Coal Center and McKeesport. Mr. Reeder died 45 years ago and 35 years later Mrs. Reeder was married to Mr. Kern, a native of Normalville. Since then she has resided in Connellsville. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Women’s Missionary Society and the Martha Norton Bible Class. Up until 10 years ago she taught in the primary department of the Sunday school. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters to the first marriage. They are Mrs. J. F. Soles of Gary, Ind., and Miss Grace Reeder, at home. One grandson, J. Franklin Soles, Jr., of Cleveland, and three brothers: A. C. Milhollan of Monessen, Graff Milhollan, of Springville ad J. H. Milhollan of Cleveland, also survive. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home. Rev. Merrill L. Cadwell, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisted by Dr. Eugene N. Duty, a former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Scottdale Cemetery. Funeral Director, Charles C. Mitchell will have charge.


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

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bullet Ellen KERN died in 1919. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

KERN, ELLEN
The funeral of Mrs. Ellen KERN, wife of George  KERN, was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the United Brethren church at Normalville, with Rev. W.S. BRYAN of Perryopolis, assisted by Rev. F.S. WORTMAN of Mill Run, officiating.  The funeral was the largest held in that community in recent years; the church being well filled with relatives and friends of the deceased.  There were a number of handsome floral tributes.  David COLBORN of McDonald, Sturgis and George COLBORN of Normalville, Mahlon KERN of New Salem, Clyde and Campbell YOTHERS of Canton, O., grandsons of the deceased, were pallbearers.   The interment was made in the church cemetery.  Among the out of town persons attending were:  Mr. and Mrs. W. W. KERN, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. CAMPBELL, Mr. and Mrs. John FOSBRINK, R.C. DAVIS and John DAVIS, all of Connellsville; John, Antrim (may be John’s last name), N.G. KERN and family, Ernest COFFMAN and family, Mahlon KERN and family, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MOORE and family, all of New Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Ross KERN of Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BAILEY, Mrs. Clara BOYD and daughter, all of Connellsville township; Mr. and Mrs. N.R. LYONS, Frank YOTHERS and family of Wooddale and Mrs. Don McCREARY of Pittsburg. 
WC  Thurs. 8-7-1919


George KERN ( -1924)

GEORGE KERN, AGED
NORMALVILLE CITIZEN,
IS CLAIMED BY DEATH

   George Kern 89 years old last September 19, died Thursday night at 8 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Colborn at Mill Run. He was taken ill November 4 election day. He walked to the polls at Normalville that day. He was not feeling well at the time. In the evening he became worse and that night was taken to Mill Run. Mr. Kern was born at Normalville in 1835 a son of Joshua and Susan Marietta Kern. In early life he was associated with George MacBeth in the operation of a tannery at Normalville. He remained at that for 20 years. In later life he was engaged in farming in the outskirts of Normalville where he owned 125 acres of land. In politics Mr. Kern was a staunch Democrat. He was for 10 years tax collector of Springfield township. He also served on the school board. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and for a number of years was superintendent of the Sunday school. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bailey of Normalville and Mrs. Margaret Brinker of Ruffsdale. Children are Mrs. W. S. Colborn of Mill Run, W. W. Kern of Connellsville, Mrs. B. D. King of Whiting, Kan., Nelson G. Kern of New Salem, J. C. Kern of Miles City, Mon., and <unreadable>H. Kern of Normalville. There was one child who died. Mrs. Kern who was formally Ellen Cramer. of Somerset county, died five years ago. The funeral will be Sunday. The cortege will leave the Kern home at 1:30 and the service will be at the Methodist Episcopal church at Normalville at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the United Brethren Cemetery at Normalville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, November 29, 1924, page 1, column 7

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George S. KERN ( -1949)

GEORGE S. KERN

  SCOTTDALE, Aug. 12— George S. Kern, 69, of East Connellsville, died at 6:30 o’clock Thursday evening at his home after a brief illness. He was a resident of East Connellsville for many years and was a charter member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church there. Mr. Kern was retired December 31, 1945, by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company after he served 45 years as an engineer on the Pittsburgh Division. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Morris Kern; three sons, Clyde M., Roy E. and George W. Kern, all of East Connellsville; five daughters, Mrs. Nelda Graham and Mrs. Laurene Stewart of East Connellsville, Mrs. Kathryn Swan of Connellsville and Mrs. Floretta Bradley and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Love, of South Connellsville; 12 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hopper of Connellsville and Mrs. Stella Miller of Lansdowne, Md. The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Mount Olive E. U. B. Church with Rev. G. Howard Kelly, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken at noon Sunday from the home to the church where it will lie in state from 2 o’clock until time for the service.


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

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Helen KERN ( -1995)

HELEN KERN

   Helen Kern of Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, died Thursday, June 22, 1995, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, and will be announced when complete.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Nelson G. KERN (1869-1945)

NELSON G. KERN

   Nelson G. Kern, 75, a retired farmer, died t noon Wednesday at his home at New Salem after an extended illness. He was born at Normalville December 7, 1869, the son of the late George and Ellen Cramer Kern and had farmed in the Dawson district until 1902 when he moved to New Salem where he was employed by the H.C. Frick Coke Company until 1914 when he purchased a farm in that locality, retiring in 1933. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Agnes Murray Kern; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Coffman of New Salem; three sons, Mahlon S. of New Salem, Ralph C. of Uniontown and Woodrow W. of Willoughby, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Kate King of Effington, Kan.; three brothers, Tilden H. of Normalville, W.W. of Connellsville and J.C. of Poulsbo, Wash., nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at the home at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. G.C. Clark, pastor of the New Salem Christian Church. Interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery at Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, April 5, 1945, page 2 column 3

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Charles KERNS ( -1820)

MURDER

   Last Saturday night a black man of the name of CHARLES KERNS was murdered at the foot of the mountain, about a mile from the town of Monroe, in this county; on Sunday morning an inquest was held over the body of the deceased, who found, as we are informed that the deceased had “come to his death by violence from the hands of John Johnson, Gabriel William, John Sullivan, Samuel Spears, Richard Hixon, Silas Moody, and Joseph McIntire,” who are in custody, and “William Kirkwood, senior, William Kirkwood, junior, Isaac Kirkwood, William Swift and Robert Cunningham,” who have not yet been apprehended. The circumstances attending this melancholy affair are as follows: he deceased had formed an illicit connection with a white woman, and was living with her, at her own house, where the murder was committed. On Saturday afternoon the above named persons (who are mostly the hands of a furnace situate in the neighborhood) having indulged themselves perhaps too freely in the use of liquor, formed a resolution to tear down the cabin where the deceased and the white woman resided, and to tar and feather her: with this view they went to her residence at about eight or nine o’clock at night, and getting on the roof they soon tore it off, and at the same time burst the door of the cabin; the unfortunate negro fearful that he would be injured, took a blanket with him, retreated from the house as well as he could, (he having been sick for some time past;) After the rioters had tarred the woman they returned to her with the body of the black man, who had in the meantime been killed. One of the above named acknowledged on his examination to have struck the deceased.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 25, 1820, Vol. II, No. 103, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Adelia Jane KERR ( -1956)

KERR, ADELIA JANE— Age 85 years, of 203 Connellsville St., widow of the late William H. Kerr, died in the Uniontown Hospital, April 18, 1956 at 7:05 o'clock. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Ellis Murphy and Barbara Luce Murphy and was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church for 51 years, and also a member of the Daughters of America, Fayette County Council 40, Uniontown. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., where services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev John A. Mueller officiating. Members of Daughters of America, Fayette Council 40, will meet in the funeral home this evening to conduct services. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 20, 1956, page 2, column 8

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Albert S. KERR (1896-1897)

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

Albert S. Kerr

White, male, 7 months old
   Born—–December, 1896, in Winona
   Died—–July 25, 1897
   Cause of death–Brain fever


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 89, line 164

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Alice Van Name KERR (1853-1935)

MRS. ALICE V. KERR

   Mrs. Alice Van Name Kerr, widow of Joseph H. Kerr, died at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, May 19, 1935, in the family residence, 63 Prospect street, following an extended illness. She was a native of Hamburg, Erie county, New York, having been born there September 29, 1853. As a young woman she attended Dana’s Musical Institute, Warren, Ohio, and in later years was active in church and civic affairs of Uniontown. Mrs. Kerr was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Spence Bible class of that Sunday school. Surviving is a daughter, Alice Josephine Kerr, and Joseph H. Kerr, Jr., both of Uniontown, and two grandsons, R. Macon Fry, of New York City and Joseph Kerr Fry, Washington, D. C. Ever thoughtful and considerate of others, Mrs. Kerr’s loving Christian character, for which she was beloved by all, remains as a monument to her long and useful life. Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct funeral services in the Kerr residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 20, 1935, page 5, column 1

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bullet Amanda KERR died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(54)

The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA, March 9, 1933
MRS AMANDA KERR DIES IN BALIMORE
FUNERAL ON FRIDAY
Mrs Amanda Kerr, 76 year old, widow of Michael Kerr died Wednesday at 1 0:30 o'clock in the home of her daughter Mrs. H.W. Stump of Balimore wi th whom she had resided since last fall. She suffered a light stroke of p aralysis last Saturday. Mrs. Kerr had spent virtually all her life in C onnellsville. Beside Mrs. Stump she is survived by four other daughters : Mrs. William M Percival of Cleveland Ohio, Mrs C.R. Radcliffe of Whee ling W. Va, Mrs. Daniel Fullem of Youngwood, and Mrs. J.E. Lohr of Conn ellsville. Two brothers (sic, these were her sons) Smith Kerr of Monon hagila and Harry Kerr of Youngwood. She is survived by 23 grandchildren , 8 great-grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Mary Morris of Connellsvill e.
The body will arrive in Connellsville Friday morning and will be taken t o the home of Mrs. Kerr's granddaughter Mrs. Jack Irwin, 311 Crawford A venue. A brief service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock in t he Irwin home followed by an additional service at 2:30 o'clock in the F irst Christian Church Rev. Eugene Duty the pastor will officiate. Inter nment will be in Hill Grove cemetery.


bullet Anna Myrtle KERR obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (3)

KERR, Mrs. Anna Myrtle
Mrs. Anna Myrtle Kerr, aged 50 years, wife of Smith Kerr, Parkinson street, died suddenly last evening at 5:45 o'clock at her home. Mrs. Kerr was born in Connellsville, March 4, 1879, but later moved to
Monongahela where she has resided for a number of years. Beside her husband, she is survived by one son, Arthur Kerr, of Herminie, three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Baker and Mrs. Phillip Cerra, of New Eagle and Mrs. Howard Matthews of this city. Funeral services will be held from the Bebout & Yohe Company chapel Sunday, November 17, in charge of Rev. G. L. Messenger. Interment will take place in the Monongahela Cemetery.


Rev. Boyd Mercer KERR ( -1892)

   Death notice for Rev. Boyd Mercer Kerr appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 21, 1892, page 5, column 5. Complete text is not currently available.


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Charles P. KERR ( -1899)

A COMPANY D BOY SHOT

Accidentally While Carelessly Handling a
Loaded Revolver

CHARLES P. KERR THE VICTIM

Of a Misplaced Confidence in a Very Dangerous
Plaything.

   A very sad household is that of H. M. Kerr, manager of the Interests of Calhoun & Co., whose son, Charles P. Kerr, accidentally shot himself while toying with a loaded revolver at the home of J. M. Cavender late Wednesday night. The victim of misplaced confidence in a dangerous plaything was a member of Company D, Tenth Regiment, and severed through the campaign in the Philippines. He is the fifth member of the Tenth Regiment to meet with sudden death since the return to the regiment from Luzon. Young Kerr had gove to the Cavender home to call at 7:30 o’clock. At the house beside the unfortunate youth when the accident occurred were the daughter of J. M. Cavender, Miss Emma Lou, and two young sisters, Florence and Cora Joe. Kerr’s two little sisters had just left and gone home. At 10:45 Kerr started to leave, but stopped and requested a revolver which he had left at the Cavender home some time before. Miss Cavender gave him the revolver, which was a 32-calibre weapon, and instead of the four cartridges which he asked for with it, gave him two. These he placed in the chamber of the revolver, and then he said he would show the young lady a trick. Cocking the trigger he turned the muzzle of the revolver towards his breast and snapped it three times. The third time the gun exploded its shell, and the bullet entered his right breast. With a cry of surprise and pain, Kerr started for the door leading from the dining room, where they had been, to the hall. But he fell before he reached the door, with his head just across the threshold. The terrified girl fled to Lloyd Johnston’s house to telephone for Dr. T. H. White, who went to the scene of the shooting at once, while the two younger girls rushed out to the home of C. H. Whitely and also to the home of the boy himself. Mina Kerr, the boy’s sister, was soon on the scene, as were others, but it was too late. After a superficial examination, Dr. White said that the bullet had probably passed through the aorta or main artery leading from the heart, as it had passed diagonally from the right breast out to the left shoulder.

   Friends and grief-stricken father of the dead boy carried the body to the Kerr home, on the corner of Porter avenue and South Arch street. All sorts of wild stories floated about the town. There is no cause whatever for the theory of suicide, which has been mentioned. Young Kerr was accustomed to firearms, and relied upon his knowledge with too much assurance. He believed that he was snapping the trigger on the three empty chambers of the gun, while by some mistake he had turned the chamber one notch farther than he suspected. Consequently the third snap, instead of being blank was deadly. It is said that he had frequently done the trick in times past.

   The unfortunate youth was 20 years old. He attended the Davis Military School at Winston, N. C., for one term and the West Virginia University at Morgantown two terns. He later entered Company D of this place, being well up on the manual of the drill, and when the war with Spain broke out went to Mt. Gretna with the avowed purpose of returning home when the muster in took place. As he was under age, his father’s consent was necessary, so when the muster in was made he telegraphed back to ask permission to enter the service. This was given, and he served throughout the campaign with a good record. Coroner Frank H. Taylor conducted a preliminary inquest yesterday. A verdict of accidental shooting was given. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services will be conducted at the house by Rev. W. A. Edie, and interment will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. The members of Company D requested that their brother soldier be buried with military honors. At first his father refused, but after repeated requests has given his consent, and the dead boy will go to his grave a soldier still.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, October 27, 1899, page 6, column 4


   Firearms are dangerous playthings even in the hands of experienced persons, as the death of young Kerr sadly demonstrates. It is a grim commentary on the uncertainties of life that after all the perils of a campaign in the Orient, five boys of the Tenth Regiment have met violent deaths since their return home.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, October 27, 1899, page 11, column 2

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Donald M. KERR (1929-2006)

   Donald M. Kerr, 76, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Dawson, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, August 8, 2006, in his residence with his family at his side. He was born November 17, 1929, in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Carl S., and the late Anna Mary Burrass Kerr. He was retired from United States Steel Clairton Works, 27 year member of Dawson Volunteer Fire Company having served as captain at one time, and former chief of police for Dawson Borough for 18 years. Surviving are son, Dale C. Kerr, of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Donna Diane McCune and husband, James, of Belle Vernon, Pa.; sister, Maxine Harshman, of Dickerson Run, Fayette County, Pa.; brother, James E. Kerr, of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren: Jamie Miller and husband, Jason, of Belle Vernon, Pa., James D. McCune, of Belle Vernon, Pa., David McCune and wife, Melody, of Confluence, Somerset County, Pa.; four great-grandchildren: Chelsea McCune, Jason Miller, Talon Miller, and Zaya McCune. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wava A. Wingrove Kerr, on June 9, 2001, and an infant brother, and sisters, Jackie and Geraldine Kerr. Friends will be received in the ELEY/MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Main Street, Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, 2006, until 11 a.m., the hour of services with Rev. Richard Klein officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pa. Dawson VFC will conduct services in the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Dorothy O. KERR (1914-2009)

   Dorothy O. Kerr, 94, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. She was born July 13, 1914, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late James L. and Margaret Wagner Shirey. She was a resident of Connellsville for most of her life. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was very active in the Sunday school for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Georgene Kerr Mahokey, of Connellsville; two grandchildren, Leslee Richey, of Connellsville, and Charles L. Mahokey and his wife, Paula, of Clairton; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer and John Lucas, of Connellsville, and Cole Mahokey, of Clairton; a brother, L.P. "Bud" Shirey and his wife, Anna, of South Connellsville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George G. Kerr, in 1992; a son- in-law, Thomas L. Mahokey; and four sisters, Beulah Mae Shirey, Mildred Ruth Shirey, Hazel Filburn and Margaret Weihe. Friends were received from 11 a .m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, the hour of services, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment was in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 2, 2009

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Edward L. KERR, Jr. (1936-2001)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Edward L. Kerr, Jr.

Age 65 of Dunbar, died in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
  age 65 of Dunbar
   Born—–1936, Dunbar
   Died—–January 7, 2001, Connellsville
   Father–Edward L. Kerr, Sr.
   Mother–Hazel Marie Davis Kerr
   Child–Edward L. Kerr, III


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, January, 2001

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Ellena KERR ( -1954)

Mrs. Ellena McLean Kerr, 81, died at her home in 89 Park avenue, Uniontown, Friday morning. She was born at Lemont Furnace, a daughter of the late James and Ellen Flood McLean. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Kerr. Surviving is a son, Gilbert T. Kerr, at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 4, 1954, page 9, column 1

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Harry D. KERR ( -1935)

Harry D. Kerr Dies

   Harry D. Kerr, 50 years old, brother of Mrs. Mary Lohr of Connellsville, died Monday at his home at Youngwood. He was a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 4, 1935, page 6, column 3

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Helen Elaine KERR (1938-1974)

KERR, HELEN ELAINE MENHART— Age 35 years of 406 E. George St., Carmichaels died Tuesday, August 27, 1974 at 4 a.m. She was born December 31, 1938 in Crucible, Pa. the daughter of Ann Madish Menhart of Crucible and the late Frank Menhart. She is survived by her husband, Albert R. Kerr; four children, Randy, Nicholas, Wendy Sue, Dina Leigh, Dayn Lynn all at home, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Bernice) Tornotchko of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. George (Nancy) Barno of Dry Tavern; a brother, Frank Menhart of Vestaburg. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph. She was a lifelong resident of the Crucible and Carmichaels area. She was a member of the Greene Valley United Presbyterian Church of Carmichaels. Friends will be received in the Paul Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 10 p.m. and until Friday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Harold O. Kelley will officiate. Interment in Laurel Point Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 28, 1974, page 39, column 7

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Infant KERR ( -1897)

   Death notice for the infant son of William Kerr appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 26, 1897. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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bullet Isaac P. KERR died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

KERR--At the residence of J. C. Kerr, near Leavenworth City, Kansas, on Thursday, the 12th inst., at 6 o'clock a.m., after long and sever suffering with cancer on the face, Isaac P. Kerr, formerly of this place, aged 77 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Aug. 26, 1869.


Lloyd T. KERR ( -1980)

CONNOR'S CORNER

   A family burial plot at Lafayette Memorial park cemetery on Route 40 west of Uniontown, was the site Saturday, Sept. 13, for the funeral of Lloyd T. Kerr who died in Uniontown Hospital Sept. 11, 1980. In explaining the family background for this plot, Thelma Wilson Kerr, of Pittsburgh Street, Uniontown, widow of Mr. Kerr, explained that the ground was deeded to the Fought Family by the English government before the colonies of America came into being. The deed given included the mineral rights but these were later sold and it is believed that the buyer was the late coal baron, J. V. Thompson. But the surface land remained within the family and passed from one generation to the next. When Lafayette Cemetery was established on nearby acreage purchased through descendants of the original owners, it was specified that one acre was to remain intact and belong to the heirs of the family, many of whom have since been buried there. Mr. Kerr, 1972, retired employee of the federal government's Small Business Administration, made his home in Uniontown while traveling throughout PA in the interests of his work. A veteran of WWII, he was with the Seabees in the south Pacific throughout the war. A number of out of town persons were here for the funeral services held at the Ferguson home with the Rev. Donald Smith, pastor of the Christ Methodist Church officiating. The Kerr’s and Mrs. Kerr's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kerr (deceased), were prominent in the Christ's Methodist Church growth and prominence in the community, Mr. Wilson for many years had a plumbing shop on Morgantown Street. Mrs. Kerr's brother, Donald L. Wilson, who divides his times between his home in Bellvue and his mountain cottage on Humberstons Hill, Route 40 East, was among the out of town persons here for the Kerr funeral. Now retired, Donald Wilson had been apprenticed in the plumbing trade in his father's Uniontown shop and continued in the same vocation after moving to Bellvue, serving as an advisor and cost accountant to building contractors.


Tribune Review, Greensburg, PA, Sunday, October 5, 1980

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Marvel Irene KERR ( -1949)

MARVEL IRENE KERR

   Marvel Irene Kerr, 17, of 481 Morgantown street, Uniontown, died early Monday morning at her home. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Boger of Uniontown; one brother, Donald Kerr of Uniontown; one sister, Donna Lee Kerr of Uniontown; two half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hall of Leisenring No. 1 and Mrs. Patricia Smith of South Connellsville. The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Gleason funeral home, Uniontown. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, November 1, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Michael D. KERR ( -1900)

   Death notice for Michael D. Kerr appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 25, 1900. He was buried in Hillgrove Cemetery, Connellsville. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Mungo P. KERR ( -1903)

   Death notice for Mungo P. Kerr appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 1 & 2, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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bullet Norman A. KERR died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Norman A. Kerr, aged 67, a widely and favorably known resident of Uniontown, and an H. C. Frick Coke Company pensioner, died at his late home, 171 Coolspring street, at 9:20 p.m., Monday, March 23, 1931.  Death was due, indirectly, to a stroke of paralysis suffered Wednesday, March 18.

Mr. Kerr was a native of Fayette county and son of the late John and Eliza White Kerr, of Connellsville.  He was the only surviving member of his family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

His widow, Mrs. Ellena McClean Kerr, and one son, Gilbert Kerr, survive, three children having preceded him in death.

Mr. Kerr was one of the pioneers of the coal and coke industry in Fayette county, having served as superintendent of various plants of the McClure Coal and Coke Company and the H. C. Frick Coke Company during his long association with the industry.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, March 24, 1931, page 13, column 4

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Ruben KERR ( -1995)

Ruben Kerr

   Ruben “Ruby” Kerr, 89, of Carmichaels, died Monday, April 3, 1995, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Zites Kerr; three sons, Charles L. (Pat) Kerr of Wakeman, Ohio; William R. Kerr of Lorain, Ohio, and John H. Kerr of Kettle Falls, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Louis (Violet Jean) Busby of Claremore, Okla.; Mrs. Daniel (Ruby Ann) Rapchak of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Naomi Ruth) Clark of Spring Hill, Fla.; two stepsons, Anthony M. Zites of Carmichaels and John Zites of Vestaburg; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great- great-grandchild, and four step-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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Ruth W. KERR ( -1904)

Ruth W. Kerr

   Ruth W. Kerr, daughter of William H. and Jennie Kerr, died at her parent’s home in Uniontown on Thursday, aged six years. She had been ill for a short time only. Notice of funeral will be given later.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, September 23, 1904, page 5, column 2

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Mrs. Samuel KERR ( -1904)

   Death notice for Mrs. Samuel Kerr, sister of Thomas McClellan, of Uniontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 8, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Thelma Wilson KERR (1910-2008)

   Thelma Wilson Kerr, 98 years, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, June 27, 2008, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 17, 1910, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Roy E. Wilson and Lida Rhodaback Wilson. Thelma was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the Uniontown Civic League, Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of The Eastern Star and the Margaret E. Caven White Shrine No. 42. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lloyd T. Kerr, her brother, Donald L Wilson, Sr., and a nephew, Donald L. Wilson, Jr. She is survived by one great nephew, Richard Wilson, of Reno, Ohio, and a great niece, Susan Shememski, of Orrville, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., when a Celebration of Life Service will be held, with the Rev. J. W. Koe, officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Margaret E. Caven White Shrine will conduct Services in the Funeral Home on Monday at 12:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, June 29, 2008

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Thomas L. KERR ( -1906)

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

THOMAS L. KERR DEAD

Prominent Business Man of Dunbar
Passes Away Suddenly

  DUNBAR, Sept 19— Thomas L. Kerr, general manager of the Continuous Glass Press Company died suddenly at his home here this morning after about a week’s illness, aged about 55 years. Mr. Kerr had typhoid fever and until about 5 o’clock this morning his condition did not appear to be a dangerous one, but at the same time uremic poisoning set in and the end came quickly. He is survived by one son, Edwin S. Kerr, superintendent of the company. The funeral will take place on Friday at the family home in B____ where Mrs. Kerr is buried and from whence Mr. Kerr came about three years ago to Dunbar.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, September 19, 1906, page 8, column 1

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William KERR ( -1899)

   Death notice for William Kerr appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, 0ctober 25 & 26, 1899. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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William H. KERR ( -1925)

KERR FUNERAL

   Funeral services for William H. Kerr were held in the family home, 203 Connellsville street, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. T. W. Colhouer, in charge, assisted by Rev. Frank Hollinshead. Burial was in Park Place Cemetery. A quartet from the Great Bethel Baptist church sang another of appropriate songs. Active pallbearers were, Joseph Wasser, Frank Gray, John Foster, George Leslie, Morgan Kendall and C. M. Johnson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 16, 1925, page 17, column 3

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William Sidwell KERR ( -1941)

   William Sidwell Kerr, 31, a life-long resident of Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital at 4:20 o’clock Monday morning January 13, 1941, after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was a son of the late William H. Kerr. Surviving is his mother, Mrs. Adelia Murphy Kerr, of 203 Connellsville street. Mr. Kerr was a graduate of Uniontown high school, a member of the Great Bethel Baptist church and Class 10 of the church. Friends are being received at the family residence. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 14, 1941, page 5, column 3

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John P. KERSHEY (1901-1978)

KERSHEY, JOHN P. (YANK) — Age 76 years of 107 Boyd St., Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday, January 10, 1978 at his home. He was born September 26, 1901 in Beaver Brook, Pa., and was the son of the late Paul and Anna Kershey. He spent most of his life in the Connellsville area. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Steel Co., Robena Mine, and was a member of UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Donice Ross Kershey; a son, J. Ross, Coatesville, Pa.’ a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Donna) Deane Korona, Elyria, Ohio; three grandsons; two brothers, Steve, Miami, Florida, and Lewis, Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister Julia Grasson, Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 11 a.m. the hour of service, Rev. William Popa will officiate. Interment in Flatwoods Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 12, 1978, page 30, columns 4

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Paul R. KERSHEY (1926-1995)

Paul R. Kershey

   U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Paul R. “Nook” Kershey, 69, of Lakewood, Ohio, formerly of Star Junction, Pa., and son of Paul F. and Ann Buck Kershey of Perryopolis and formerly of Star Junction, Pa., died Thanksgiving Day in Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wheeler Kershey; two daughters, Donna Miller of Lakewood, Ohio, and Paula Kershey of Connellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Altha (Gladys) Powell of Perryopolis and Mrs. Stephen D. (Carol) Yoney Jr. of Monessen; two brothers, Roland “Garb” Kershey and his wife, Gretchen, of Parma, Ohio, and Robert “Herk” and his wife, Eileen, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are under direction of Stephen D. Yoney Jr. Funeral Home, 100 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, Pa.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 22, 1926
   Died—– November 23, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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Betty Gallagher KESLAR ( -1956)

MRS. R. C. KESLAR

   Mrs. Betty Gallagher Keslar, 39, wife of R. C. Keslar of Latrobe, died at 7:55 o’clock this morning at the Emerson Nursing Home at Dunbar. Mrs. Keslar was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gallagher of 224 East Crawford Ave. Arrangements are in charge of the McCormick funeral service in South Pittsburg St.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 17, 1956, page 2, column 3

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Evelyn Fern KESLAR ( -1923)

EVELYN FERN KESLAR

   Evelyn Fern Keslar, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keslar of Melcroft, died yesterday of pneumonia. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at Donegal.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1923, page 6, column 2

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Gary L. 'Hunk' KESLAR (1955-2007)

Gary L. Keslar
Acme

Gary L. "Hunk" Keslar, 52, of Acme, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born May 1, 1955, in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert and Jessie Sheetz Keslar. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Keslar. He is survived by his siblings, Robert S. Keslar and his wife, Donna, of White, Ronald E. Keslar and his wife, Christine, of Melcroft, Anita M. Benton and her husband, Paul, of White, Barry N. Keslar, of Ridgway, Thomas Keslar and his wife, Mary, of Greensburg, William Keslar, of Florida, John Keslar and his wife, Jeannine, of Glassport, Jack Keslar and his wife, Tammy, of Mt. Pleasant, and Darel Keslar and his fiancée, Donna, of Greensburg. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Ray Hunter KESLAR (1909-1994)

Ray Keslar

   Ray Hunter Keslar, 85, of Jones Mills, died Thursday at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. Keefe Keslar; five daughters, Mrs. Wenzle (Dolly) Kunkle and Mrs. Sonny (Dolores) White, both of Jones Mills, Mrs. Elmer (Gladys) White and Mrs. Ronnie (Betty) Freed, both of White, and Mrs. Roger (Darlene) Kreinbrook of Acme; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Loren Keslar of Acme, Roy and Vernon Keslar, both of Jones Mills; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Daisy) Menzie of Youngwood and Mrs. Lily Coffman of White. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Route 711, Melcroft from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Reference: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55099405


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1994

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William KESLAR ( -1924)

At Keslar Funeral

   Among the out of town people who attended the funeral of William Keslar Sunday were: R. C. Keslar and Roy Ditzler of Tiffin, Ohio; Mrs. Wagner, Toledo, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. John Haley and Miss Daisy V. Keslar, Bridgeville; Mr. McGahey, Monessen; William Schaffer, Greensburg; Van Adams, Connellsville; and Mrs. Lou Means, Vanderbilt.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 19, 1924, page 3, column 2

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Elizabeth KESOCK ( -1942)

MRS. ELIZABETH KESOCK

   Mrs. Elizabeth Kesock, 71, died at 3 o’clock Sunday morning, at her home on the Ronco Road after a lingering illness. Surviving are the following children: John Slukovich, Masontown; George Kesock, Ronco; Peter, at home, and Charles, of Carmichaels. Brief rites will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning in the home, with additional services to follow in the St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox church, Masontown. Rev. N. Kobzareff will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, under the direction of George Yoney, of Masontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 9, 1942, page 3, column 4

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Anna Margaret KESSLER ( -1962)

MRS. HARRY KESSLER

   Mrs. Anna Margaret Kessler, 63, of Palmer, died Wednesday in the Weimer Nursing Home, Uniontown. Surviving are her husband, Harry G.; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Marklev of Castle Shannon, Mrs. Calvin (Jane) Masters of Palmer, Miss Freda at home, Mrs. J. C. (Hilda) Carp Jr. of Penn Craft and Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Rosnick of Uniontown, and three sons, including Edward of Allison. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sangston funeral home, McClellandtown, with the Rev. Harold Kelly and the Rev. Fred Sams officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 14, 1962, page 15, column 3

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Gloria Lee KESSLER (1951-1965)

GLORIA KESSLER

   Gloria Lee Kessler, 13, of 410 Johnson Ave., died Tuesday morning in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 1, 1951, in Connellsville, a daughter of Mrs. Viola McNamara and the late Charles Kessler. She was a seventh grade student in Connellsville Joint Junior High School, and a member of Central Methodist Church, its Sunday school and choir, and the Everson Vol. Fire Co. drill team. Surviving in addition to her mother are three sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Carol) Costello of Connellsville, Mrs. Melvin (Judy) Whipkey of Painesville, Ohio, and Miss Sharon at home; a brother, Charles at home, and her paternal grandfather, Vernon Kessler of Connellsville. The body is at the Fink funeral home, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Raymond D. Graham will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 28, 1965, page 23, column 4

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Lonnie KESSLER (1968-2011)

Lonnie Kessler
Connellsville

Lonnie Kessler, 43, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, comforted by his loving family. He was born July 13, 1968, in Connellsville, a son of Charles Mauk and Arlene Black Kessler, of Connellsville. He was Protestant by faith. Lonnie's favorite pastimes were fishing and swimming. He is survived by his wife, Bobbi L. Lilley Kessler; the following children, Beth Burton, of Ohio, Mindy Addis and her husband, Ed, of Connellsville, Page Kessler, of Perryopolis, and her fiancé, Cody Martin, Jeff Lilley, of Scottdale, and Kenneth Savage, of Normalville, and his fiancée, Kelsey Eicher; grandchildren, Kayle Addis and Michael Burton; the following siblings, Charles Kessler and his wife, Jill, of Butler, Charlene Franklin and her fiancé, Tom Teets, of Connellsville, Robin Clawson, of Connellsville, Lee Kessler and his wife, Kim, of Connellsville, John Kessler and his wife, Lee Ann, of Connellsville, Kelly McKeel and her husband, Pat, of Juniata, Lance Kessler and his wife, Tonya, of Vanderbilt; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Jeffery Kessler; grandparents, Pauline Clark Black, Albert Black, Amelia Mauk and Lance Mauk. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, the hour of service, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville (724-628-9033). Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 26, 2011

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bullet William KESTNER died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(28)

William Kestner Dead
William Kestner, 47, well known Connellsville business man and overseas veteran, died at 6:55 o’clock last evening in the Connellsville state hospital where he had been removed last Saturday with a heart condition.  
Mr. Kestner for many years was associated with his brother, John, in the operation of the Kestner Book Store, W. Apple Street.  
He was born near Hecla, Pa., a son of Charles and Martha Volk Kestner and was a resident of Scottdale for several years.  
He is survived by his widow, Edna Rhodes Kestner, one son, Paul, and was preceded in death by an infant son, William.   He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pimllott of Scottdale.   Funeral services will be held in the home, 308 Cedar Avenue, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev. L.S. Elliott and the Rev. George Shupe officiating.  
Interment will be in the Scottdale cemetery with full military honors. [Handwritten date: 1/28/1938]


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

John Joseph Keudro, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Keudro of Phillips, died at 6 o'clock Saturday morning, March 6, 1937.  Death resulted from pneumonia.
In addition to his parents he leaves a sister, Shirley Ann at home and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dick of Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Keudro of Vanderbilt.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock in St. Mary's R. C. Church, Uniontown.


Andrew Robert KEYS Headstone (1902-1923)

ANDREW ROBERT KEYS

Andrew Robert Keys, aged 21 years, son of Charles W. Keys, of 135 south Mt. Vernon avenue, died at the Uniontown hospital, Monday, February 19, 1923, following a lingering illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 20, 1923, page 13, columns 1

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Elaine S. KEYS (1927-2010)

Connellsville — Elaine S. Keys, 82, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born June 19, 1927, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Pietro P. and Elizabeth M. Flydell Santini. Elaine was a graduate of the former Immaculate Conception High School with the class of 1945. Prior to her retirement in 1985, Elaine worked for the former Connellsville State General Hospital for more than 38 years, first as a switchboard operator, then as an inventory control clerk, then in accounts payable and last as secretary to the CEO of the hospital. After her retirement, she served on the hospital board of trustees. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville and it's Christian Mothers, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Mercy Meal Crew. Elaine was also a member of the Craft Club and the Tuesday Night Card Club. Elaine loved her family and was a firm believer in God and family first.

She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving son, Charles W. "Bill" Moser and wife, Susan E., of New Cumberland; her grandchildren, William C. Moser and wife, Diana, of Mechanicsburg, Theresa S. Moser, of Philadelphia, and Elizabeth A. Moser, of New Cumberland; her sister, Betsy Guarnera, of Westminster, Calif.; her sisters-in-law, Connie Santini, of Stuart, Fla., Phyllis Noschese and J. Gloria Keys, both of Connellsville, and Mary Julia Martz, of Punxsutawney; and several special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her first husband, Charles W. Moser, in 1964; her second husband, George H. "Buddy" Keys, in 2003; her sisters, Kathryn Gayo and Dona Kern; and her brothers, Francis and Paul Santini.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where prayers of transition will be held at 10 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Elaine S. Keys to Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 148 E. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 5, 2010

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George H. 'Buddy' KEYS (1936-2003)

George H. (Buddy) Keys, 66, of Connellsville died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his home surrounded by his wife and family after a long struggle with prostate cancer. He was born Nov. 2, 1936, in Connellsville, a son of the late William H. and Bessie G. Lyons Keys. He attended Poplar Grove Elementary School and was employed as a carpenter in building maintenance at The Anchor-Hocking Closure Division retiring in 1992 after 38 years service. Buddy was a veteran of The U.S. Army and served from Nov. 23, 1959, until being honorably discharged on Feb. 18, 1965, with the rank of tech sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion, the B.P.O.E. Elks #503 of Connellsville and The Connellsville Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Elaine Santini Moser Keys; a stepson, Charles W. (Bill) Moser and wife Susan E. of New Cumberland, Pa.; grandchildren, William C. Moser with the U.S. Navy, Theresa S. Moser of Collegeville, Pa. and Elizabeth A. Moser of New Cumberland; a brother, William R. Keys and wife Josephine of Connellsville; two sisters, Phyllis J. Noschese of Connellsville and Anna Mary Frye of Somerset; also numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time services will be held with the Rev. Dennis Bogusz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family requests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by V.F.W. Post 21, American Legion Post 301 and American Legion Post 762.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 3, 2003

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Grace Maud KEYS ( -1937)

GRACE M. KEYS

   Grace Maud Keys died at the Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburgh, July 29, 1937. She was the youngest of nine children of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Cumley (Wood) Keys and was born on the old Keys homestead, “Benjamin’s Portion”, in Menallen township. She removed to South Union township when her father bought the old Col. Benjamin Brownfield property. After her father’s death in 1806, with her sisters, she purchased the place, but removed with her widowed mother to 135 South Mt. Vernon avenue, Uniontown, which she inherited upon her mother’s death in 1920, and where she continued to reside until her death. From the hospital she was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Sara E. Colley, from which place the funeral was held Sunday, August 1, followed by services at Grace Episcopal church, Menallen township, conducted by the priest-in-charge, the Rev. Donald Kent Johnston, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, Uniontown. Burial was in the family plot in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Hugh Gibson Graham, Albert Louis Colley, Thomas Baird Graham, III, Howard E. Diehl, Andrew Budd Stacy, and E. Harold Woodward. Of her immediate family surviving are Clara May, wife of W. P. Keys, of Ambia, Indiana; Sarah Elizabeth, widow of W. Brown Colley, of the West National Pike; Mary, widow of Thomas Baird Graham, of Menallen township; John Keys, of North Union township; Hugh I. Keys, of Uniontown, and Charles W. Keys, of the West National Pike. A sister, Alice, died in childhood and the oldest brother, Arthur, died in early manhood in Nebraska where he made his home. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and cousins. Out-of-town relatives at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keys, of Pittsburgh, Miss Elizabeth Keys, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Leota Keys Cleaver, of Beallsville; Mrs. And Mrs. James Rader, of Akron, O.; Armor Craven and Miss Elizabeth Craven, of Monongahela; Miss Della Stacy and Miss Jennie Finley, of West Newton, and Mrs. Bessie Momeyer, of Pittsburgh.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 3, 1937, page 4, column 2

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Luba M. Miller KEYS (1907-2002)

Luba M. (Miller) Keys, 94, formerly of Denbo, Pa., died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at 3:45 p.m. in Lasosky's Personal Care Home, Clarksville, Pa. She was born September 25, 1907, in Shoaf, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Joseph Miller and Estelle Novosel Miller. Mrs. Keys was a member of The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, The Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the Ladies Guild of Denbo, and Beth Center Senior Citizens and Travel Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling, and quilting.

Her husband, Frank T. Keys, died November 4, 1977. Also deceased are two sons, Frank C. Keys and James T. Keys, one daughter, Ida M. Maydak, one brother, Joseph Miller, three sisters, Ann Zoretic, Louise Keys, Barbara Friend, and her parents. Surviving are two daughters: Frances L. Kadonick and Barbara Ryan both of California, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Keffer, Newton Falls, Ohio.

Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank Street at Crawford Road, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church of The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, Fredericktown, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec as Celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Parish Vigil will be held in the Funeral Home today at 8:30 p.m.


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

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Beulah M. KEYSER (1915-2002)

Beulah M. Keyser
Scottdale

Beulah M. Keyser, 87 of Scottdale, died Friday, November 22, 2002 in Select Specialty Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 20, 1915 in Acme a daughter of the late Spurgeon and Mary Jane Whetsel White. Beulah was a resident of Scottdale for the last 30 years. She was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family. She attended the Christ United Methodist Church in Scottdale and was a member of it's Homemaker's Club. She was also a former member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Donegal.

Beulah is survived by her loving family, her daughters Shirley Dillon and her husband James of Acme, Betty Miller of Washingtonville, OH. and her friend Joe Manley of Letonia OH., Joyce Dianne Henry and her husband Philip of Stafford VA., and Arlene Keyser of Polk, PA, her sons Harold Keyser and his wife Barbara of Washington VA., and Larry Keyser and his wife Beverly of Scottdale, a daughter-in-law Judith Keyser of Acme, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a brother Wade White and his wife Gladys of Mt. Pleasant and a sister-in-law Irma White of Acme.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Albert C. Keyser in 1983, a son Donald Keyser in 2002 and a brother Ivan White. Family and friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., route 711 Melcroft, on Sat from 7-9 PM and Sun. from 2-9 PM. A funeral service will be held Mon. at 11:00 AM, in the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Henley, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 23, 2002

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Carl B. KEYSER (1938-2009)

Carl B. Keyser
Scottdale

Carl B. Keyser, 70, of Scottdale, passed away suddenly at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at his residence. Carl was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Acme, a son of the late Edwin and Maude Errett Keyser. He married the former Nancy Sprinkle on Oct. 19, 1963. Carl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed putting out a vegetable garden every year and took pleasure in sharing his produce with many neighbors and family. He also enjoyed taking care of his rose bushes and all the flowers he put out every spring. His grandchildren called him "Pap Pap" and always knew he would have gum in his pocket to give to them. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his two sons and would take the grandchildren fishing at Hecla Sportsman's Club, where he was a member, or to the lake in New Castle. He enjoyed family vacations and watching his grandchildren in their different sporting events. Carl retired in 2002 from L.E. Smith Glass Co. with 47 years of service where he worked as a glass presser. He was a member of the Scottdale Mennonite Church and served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, aboard the USS Princeton in Southeast Asia and the Southern Pacific. Carl will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 45 years, Nancy C. Sprinkle Keyser; his two sons, Scott Keyser, of Scottdale, and Mark Keyser and his wife, Andrea, of New Castle; his five grandchildren, Ashley and Bret Keyser, of Scottdale, and Brianne, Anthony and Brock Keyser, of New Castle; a brother, Norman Keyser, and a sister, Sandra Emerick, both of Newville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Keyser; and a sister, Alfretta Ulery. 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. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday only in the funeral home chapel. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the Scottdale Mennonite Church, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastors Donna and Conrad Mast officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors bestowed by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post funeral detail.

Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Donald E. KEYSER (1941-2002)

Donald E. Keyser
Acme

Donald E. Keyser, 60, of Acme, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Scottdale, a son of Beulah White Keyser of Scottdale and the late Albert C. Keyser. Donald was a resident of Acme for most of his life and was a glass worker for the L.E. Smith Glass Co. in Mount Pleasant. He was a member of the Normalville Rod & Gun Club and the Hecla Sportsman's Club. He was a member of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Donegal. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Judith Siesky Keyser; two brothers, Harold W. Keyser and his wife, Barbara, of Washington, Va. and Larry R. Keyser and his wife, Beverly, of Kingview; four sisters, Shirley Dillon and her husband, James, of Acme, Betty Miller of Washingtonville, Ohio, Joyce Diane Henry and her husband, Philip, of Stafford, Va. and Arlene Keyser of Polk; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the hour of a funeral service in the funeral home, with the Rev. Roger Pence officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given to a charity of one's choice in memory of Donald E. Keyser.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 5, 2002

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John Harold KIDWELL Stone  (1878-1929)

JOHN HAROLD KIDWELL

   John Harold Kidwell, 51, died suddenly Wednesday evening, at his home in the Greenhouse section of Dunbar. He had not been in good health for the past two months yet his death was unexpected. He was employed as a car inspector for Went Maryland since 1922. In addition to his widow, three children survive, Margaret and Nellie Kidwell and one son, Glenn, all at home. A sister Miss Nellie Kidwell in Tenn., also survives. Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon with the Rev. O. W. Bolton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, Dunbar officiating. Burial will be Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 5, 1929

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bullet Ludwig KIEC died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Ludwig Kiec Jr., aged 27 years, died at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning, October 26, 1934, in his home at Cardale following an illness of six months.  For the past six years he had been employed as foreman for Morasco Brothers Bakery and was widely and favorably known throughout Redstone township.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Wanda Kiec; two children, Mildred Betty and Louis Francis; his mother, Mrs. Regina Kiec, of Cardale; a sister, Stella Kiec, at home; and five brothers, John Kiec, Tower Hill No. 1; Frank, of Cardale; Stanley in a C. C. C. Camp at Coburn, Pa.; and Walter and Stephen Kiec both at home.
Brief funeral services will be conducted in the family residence Monday morning at 9 o'clock followed by requiem mass in the Cardale R. C. church in charge of Rev. Fr. Forysiak.  Burial in the church cemetery.
(newspaper dated Oct. 27, 1934)


Belle Mechling KIEFER ( -1929)

MRS. BELLE M. KIEFER

  SCOTTDALE, June 8— Mrs. Belle Mechling Kiefer, 71 years old, died yesterday at noon at her home, 709 Mulberry street, from pneumonia. Mrs. Kiefer was the widow of William H. Kiefer, who died 16 years ago while the Kiefer family resided at Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Kiefer had lived all her life in Mount Pleasant and Scottdale. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron B. Mechling and was the last member of this family. She is survived by three children – a son, Torrence of Los Angeles, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. T. N. Browneld of Scottdale and Miss Mary at home.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 13, 1929, page 6, column 5

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bullet Eliza Jane KIEFER died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

KIEFER, MRS. ELIZA JANE
Mrs. Eliza Jane KIEFER, 60 years……..obit cut off         
Courier Thurs. 12-5-1918


Linda L. Chalfant KIEHL (1946-1994)

Linda L. Kiehl

   Linda L. Chalfant Kiehl, 48, of Perryopolis died Wednesday in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Pal M. Chalfant of Grindstone R.D. 1 and Jean Strosnider Bright of Centerville, Pa.; her husband, Howard E. Kiehl; four children, Clarence A. Talbert of Morgantown, W.Va., Arthur N. Talbert of Perryopolis, Mrs. Lynn Bastain of Centerville, and Michael W. Talbert of Perryopolis; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., Perryopolis, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– March 14, 1946
   Died—– November 23, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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Clara F. KIEL (1909-1995)

Clara F. Kiel

   Clara F. Kiel, 86, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Monday in Manor Care Med Bridge, Pittsburgh. Surviving are four sons, David M. Kiel of Pittsburgh, Richard R. Kiel of Grand Rapids, Mich., the Rev. William J. Kiel of Kittanning and Thomas W. Kiel of Mount Pleasant; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Myslewski of Norvelt and Edward Myslewski of Freemont, Calif.; and one sister, Agnes Myslewski of Greensburg. Friends will be received at the Galone-Caruso’s, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, until 10 a.m. today.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 28, 1909
   Died—– October 30, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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Emily Jones KIGER ( -1925)

EMILY JONES KIGER

Mrs. Emily Jones Kiger, age 70 years, eight months and 18 days, died at her home near Smithfield, Thursday afternoon, April 2, 1925, at 2:30 o'clock. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ray Swaney, at home and the following brothers and sisters; William and Jesse Jones both of Smithfield; Charles Jones of Ohio; Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Jesse Stewart of Ruble. Short funeral services will be held from the late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by additional services in the Smithfield Presbyterian Church at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. R. P. Day officiating. Internment will be at the Baptist cemetery at Smithfield.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 1, 1925

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Katherine E. KIKTA ( -1968)

MRS. KATHERINE KIKTA

   Mrs. Katherine E. Kikta, 71, of Masontown, died Tuesday in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are six daughters, including Mrs. Michael (Mary Lou) Kletcho of Uniontown; a son; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Plenik, Mrs. Sophia Kaprive and Mrs. S. K. (Helen) Peary of Masontown; six brothers, including Elmer and Victory Urbany of Masontown; 17 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Her husband, John S. Kikta, died in 1964.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 27, 1968, page 23, column 8

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

Ronald Kikta, aged two months and seven days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kikta, House 176, Republic, died at 9 o'clock Thursday evening, April 8, 1937, in Uniontown Hospital.  Besides his parents he is survived by one brother at home.
Funeral services at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon will be conducted by Rev. R. C. Van Eman, pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian church, in the family residence.  Burial will be in Acklin cemetery, Merritstown.


Johanna C. KILEY (1877-1967)

MRS. JOHANNA KILEY

   Mrs. Johanna C. Kiley, 90, died Tuesday morning at her home in Greenwalt, New Alexandria, R.D. 3. She was born May 13, 1877, in County Waterford, Ireland, and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree, and was a Gold Star mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Kiley, June 23, 1941; a daughter, Alice M. Kiley, May 10, 1944, and a son, Pfc. Francis J. Kiley, who was killed on Omaha Beach, France, June 6, 1944. Surviving are seven children, James W. of Arnold, Mary C., Thomas E., Edward G., John F., and Patrick J., at home and Mrs. Eber (Josephine) Allshouse of Indiana; five grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother, Patrick Cleary of Yonkers, N.Y. and three sisters, Mrs. Anastasia Rawlings and Mrs. Delia Kerns, both of Detroit and Mrs. Catherine King of Mt. Clemens, Mich. The body is at the Felton funeral home, New Alexandria. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree, by Rev. Lydon Lee, O.S.B. Interment will be in St. Vincent Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, column 5

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Stanley M. KILLAR (1926-1994)

Stanley M. Killar, Kennametal retiree

   Stanley M. Killar, 67, of Latrobe, died Thursday, July 14, 1994, at the Loyalhanna Care Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Kromer Killar. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. Retired from Kennametal Corp., he is a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Mount Pleasant and a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Latrobe and the BPO Elks 907 of Latrobe. Surviving are his wife, Audrey M. Fiedor Killar; one son, Dr. Curtis J. Killar of Powhatan, Va.; one daughter, Dr. Loran M. Killar-Arevalo of Phoenixville, Pa.; three brothers, Joseph Killar of Mount Pleasant, Edward Killar of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Walter Killar of Springboro, Ohio; and two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” LaMarca of Trafford and Mary Jane Huffman of Trumbull, Conn.; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.


KILLAR — Stanley M. Killar of Latrobe died Thursday, July 14, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Thomas Lukac officiating. Interment will follow in Transfiguration Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1994

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Regina Anne KILONSKY ( -1996)

Regina A. Kilonsky

   Regina Anne Kilonsky, 88, of Bentleyville, Pa., died Monday, July 29, 1996, in the McMurray Hills Manor, McMurray, Pa. She is survived by two nephews, Donald R. Bradley of Huntington, Ind. And Keith F. Bradley of Falmouth, Mass.; and one niece, Kathy Schulhoff of Phoenix, Ariz. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and until 10 a.m. on Thursday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Christie KILPATRICK Stone  (1849-1936)

Mrs. Worth Kilpatrick,
Widow Of Banker, Dead

Mrs. Christie Kilpatrick, widow of Worth Kilpatrick, and last member of her family, died at 8:11 o'clock Thursday at her residence, 224 East Crawford avenue, after an illness of about two months. Mrs. Kilpatrick had been confined to her bed for 10 days but was not regarded in a serious condition until Wednesday night. Born in Connellsville on March 7, 1849, a daughter of the late Josiah and Elizabeth Reisinger Kurtz, she spent all her life here and was widely known in this city and vicinity. She married Worth Kilpatrick on June 11, 1885. His death occurred October 18, 1931. One daughter, Mrs. Eleanor K. Kimball of Dormont, survives together with two grandchildren, William Ross Kimball, Jr. and Christine Kimball. Mrs. Kilpatrick was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. The funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home with A.R. Mansberger, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant Church, officiating. The body will be placed in the Kilpatrick mausoleum in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, April 17, 1936, page 1, column 3

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Ada Hart KIMMEL ( -1918)

MRS. LEVI KIMMEL

   Mrs. Ada Hart Kimmel, 34 years old, a former resident of Springfield township and wife of Levi Kimmel, died this morning of influenza at her home at Hopwood, her husband being located there with a sawmill. She was a daughter of the late George and Nancy Jane Hart and was born and reared in Springfield township. Surviving are the husband and five children: Mrs. Grace Kerns, Reed, Ira, Alvin, Jane and the baby, at home. The funeral service will be held at the cemetery at Normalville Sunday at 3 o'clock. Undertaker J. E. Sims is in charge of the arrangements.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 18, 1918

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Addie KIMMEL ( -1938)

MRS. ADDIE KIMMEL

  SOMERSET, Mar. 14— Mrs. Addie Kimmel, 81 years old, widow of David Kimmel of Stoyestown, died Friday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Constable and Mrs. James Berkebile of Hooversville. She had been ill for several months. She leaves six children, her husband having preceded her in death seven years ago, 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 14, 1938, page 6, column 3

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Alice Elaine KIMMEL (1927-2011)

Alice E. Kimmel
South Connellsville

Alice Elaine Kimmel, 84, of South Connellsville, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Juniper Village at Wellspring, North Huntingdon Township. She was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late John and Edna Miller Thornton. Mrs. Kimmel was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School. She was a member of the South Connellsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Leisenring Presbyterian Church and she attended Central Fellowship Church. She is survived by three children, Sharon Kimmel, of South Connellsville, Kevin Kimmel and his wife, Gerri, of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Billy Kimmel and his partner, Doug, of Germantown, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Julie Kachmarek, of New Stanton, Jill Welsh and her husband, Virgil, of Mt. Pleasant, Kathleen Hoffman and her husband, Chris, of Tampa, Fla., and Stephen Kimmel, of Tampa, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Ozorowski and his fiancée, Justine Burkholder and Shawn Ozorowski; a great-great-grandchild, Skylar Ozorowski; one brother, Jack Thornton and his wife, Sandy, of Connellsville; and two sisters, Joan Livingstone and her husband, Alex, of Connellsville, and Louise Coffman, of Ruffsdale. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William L. Kimmel, in 2007; two brothers, Dale Thornton and Harold Thornton; and one sister, Alberta Egnot. Friends will he received from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Carl E. KIMMEL ( -1996)

Carl E. Kimmel

   Carl E. Kimmel, 84, of Mt. Pleasant R.D. 3 (East Huntingdon Township), passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, after he was stricken ill at his home. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret A. McIndoe Kimmel whom he married on April 26, 1936; two sons, Carl Edward Kimmel Jr., and his wife, Mary of South Connellsville and Matthew Thomas Kimmel and his wife, Nancy of Berne, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held at the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, on Saturday, May 18, 1996 from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of services. Family suggests memorials to the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, Pa., 15612, in memory of Carl E. Kimmel.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Dale KIMMEL (1944-2008)

   Dale Kimmel, 63, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 14, 2008, comforted by his loving family. He was born July 5, 1944, in South Connellsville, a son of the late Ira and Rosella Sproat Kimmel. He was protestant by faith. Dale was owner and operator of Kimmel Auto Wreckers for several years. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and Slovak Club, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa. Dale enjoyed life to its fullness. He liked traveling to the casinos and riding his Harley Davidson. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and business associates. Dale is survived by a sister, Dorothy Earnesty and husband, Vince, of Connellsville; nieces: Norma Jean Francy, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., and Paula May, of South Connellsville, who were his care givers; a son, Brian and daughter, Chrissy; many other nieces and nephews. Dale was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Donald, Lee, Carl, Bobby, and Jackie Kimmel. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m., and Sunday until Noon, the hour of service, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson, officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery, Normalville, Fayette County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 15, 2008

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Ivan KIMMEL (1912-1968)

IVAN KIMMEL

   Ivan Kimmel, 55, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, died Friday morning at Connellsville State General Hospital, where he had been a patient since June 22. He was born Dec. 5, 1912, in Normalville, a son of the late Lee and Ada Hart Kimmel, and had spent most of his life in South Connellsville. He was a former employee of Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. Surviving are a brother, Ira, of South Connellsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Kerns, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Abe (Jane) Brooks of Leisenring No. 1.


KIMMEL— Friends of Ivan Kimmmel, 55, of Connellsville, R.D. 1, who died Friday, June 23, 1963, may call at the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Estella Black officiating. Interment in Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 29, 1968, page 11, columns 7 & 8

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bullet John A. KIMMEL died in 1929. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

July 15, 1929 Daily Courier
John A. Kimmel Dies At East Connellsville

John A. Kimmel, 62 years old, died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday Evening at his home at East Connellsville after a long illness. Although he had been in poor health for about two years, his condition was not regarded as serious until two weeks ago. He was a carpenter by trade and was active until his illness neceseitated a discontinuance of activity.
Mr. Kimmel was born on June 23, 1867 in Springfield Township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Kimmel. On May 8, 1898 he was married to Miss Laura Witt, and since 1906 has resided at East Connellsville. In addition to his widow he is survived by one brother, Lee, of South Connellsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Norman Leichliter of Keisterville, Mrs. James McMillen of Indian Head and Miss Elizabeth Kimmel of Hass Avenue this city. He was a member of the United Brethern Church at Normalville and of the Men's Bible Class of the east End United Brethern Church. He was also affiliated with the Order of the Mystic Chain at Moyer.
The funeral service will be held at home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and at 2:30 o'clock at the Mt.Olive Church. Rev. Paul Morris will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

July 18, 1929 Daily Courier
John A. Kimmel
The funeral Service for John A. Kimmel was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home in East Connellsville and at 2:30 o'clock at the Mount Olive Church with Rev. Paul Morris the preacher, officiating. Pallbearers were cousins of Mr. Kimmel. They were Lindley, Smith, O.O., Ira, and O.P. Eicher and Elmer Hough. Interment was in Mount Olive Cemetery.

July 19, 1929
John A. Kimmel
The funeral service for John A. Kimmel 62 years old, who died Sunday evening at his home at East Connellsville. Was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the late home followed by a service at the Mount Olive Church. Burial was made in the Mount Olive Cemetery. H.D. Shearer and Mrs. Coughenour accompanied by Miss Wilson sang "Welcome Me There" and "No Disappointments in Heaven". The pallbearers were O.O. Eicher, Ira Eicher, Lindley Eicher, Smith Eicher, Orton Eicher, and Elmer Eicher, all cousins of the deceased.


bullet Ludwick A. KIMMEL died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Ludwick A. Kimmel, 79 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday at his home in Springfield Township following an illness dating back to about a year. Since April 1 his condition was serious. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. S. Wortman of the United Brethern Church will officiate.
Mr. Kimmel was born in Somerset County, September 14, 1836, and when a boy his parents moved to Springfield township where he spent the remainder of his life on a farm. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, Eighty-Fifth Regiment. In addition to his widow he is survived by the following children; John A. of East Connellsville; Mrs. N. B. Leichliter, of New Eagle; Mrs. J. McMillen of Indian Head; Levi and Elizabeth at home.      Burial Normalville Cemetery.
Daily Courier Newspaper April 12, 1915


bullet Mahala Eicher KIMMEL died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Mrs. Mahala Kimmel
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mahala Kimmel, who died Tuesday at Normalville, will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 in the United Brethern church. Interment will be at Normalville. Mrs. Kimmel was the widow of L.A. Kimmel, and a daughter of Levi and Susan (Rowan) Eicher. She was born in Springfield Township 78 years ago and had spent her life in that community. Mrs. Kimmel was the mother of John A. Kimmel of East Connellsville. Other children serviving are Lemuel, Hopwood; Mrs. N.B. Leichliter, Monongahela City; Mrs. James McMillen, Rogers Mill, and Elizabeth at home. There are 16 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Kimmel united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Normalville a number of years ago. She was one of the best known and loved women of the community.

Daily Courier Newspaper Thursday Sept. 19, 1918


Pauline KIMMEL ( -1949)

MRS. PAULINE KIMMEL

  SCOTTDALE, - May 31,— Mrs. Pauline Kimmel, 77, of Kingview, died early this morning at her home after an extended illness. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She leaves four sons, Paul of Scottdale, Julius of Scottdale, Star Route, Carl and Robert of Alverton; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Jenny of Perrysville, Mrs. Roy Weaver of Scottdale, Mrs. Mary Sanner of Smithfield and Mrs. Donald Howells of Rochester, Pa.; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body has been taken to the Murphy funeral home where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in charge of her pastor, Rev. Sidney Kuhn. Burial will be made in the Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, May 31, 1949, page 2, column 3

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William L. KIMMEL (1927-2007)

William L. Kimmel
South Connellsville

William L. Kimmel, 79, of South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, in UPMC Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Everson, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Arthur R. and Loretta P. Schmuck Kimmel. Bill was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1946. He was retired from Anchor Glass, where he was employed for 47 years. He was an active member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Polish Club and the Moose Club, both of Connellsville, and a social member of the Connellsville VFW. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice E. Thornton Kimmel; three children, Sharon L. Kimmel, of South Connellsville, Kevin Kimmel and his wife, Geraldine, of Rocky Mount, N.C., and William E. Kimmel, of Germantown, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Julie Kachmerick and her husband, John, of Mt. Pleasant, Jill Welsh and her husband, Virgil, of Everson, Stephen Kimmel and Kathleen Kimmel, both of Tampa, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Shawn Ozorowski, and two brothers, Arthur Dean Kimmel and his wife, Wanda, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and James J. Kimmel and his wife, Phyllis, of South Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Thomas Kimmel, and one sister, Daphne June Kimmel. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 13, 2007

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Ben J. KIMMELL ( -1962)

B. J. KIMMELL

   Ben J. Kimmell, 52 of Toronto, Ohio, died Monday. He was manager of Hutchinson Dodge Garage in Tronto. Surviving are a son, Ben J. Jr., with the U.S. Diplomatic Service in Geneva, Switzerland; a daughter, Cherry Elaine of Toronto; three sisters, including Mrs. Katherine Henderson of Connellsville and Mrs. Mary Woodall of Uniontown; two brothers, including Edward of Vanderbilt, and his stepmother, Mrs. Eva Kimmell of Uniontown. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haky funeral home, Uniontown, followed by requiem high mass in St Emory R. C. Church, Connellsville, with Rev. John J. Nyeste as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Spouse—– Lydia Szerencses Kimmell


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, November 29, 1962, page 9, column 5

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Della Watson KIMMELL (1920-2008)

   Della Watson Kimmell, age 87, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, February 23, 2008. She was born December 11, 1920, in Ohiopyle, Fayette County, Pa. Della was a very active member of the Masontown Brethren Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, and a member of The Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Scott Kimmell, in 1990, her parents, John Watson and Elizabeth (Taylor) Watson, brothers, Lloyd Watson and Jim Watson, sisters, Gertrude Collins, Iona Lawrence, and Leona Watson, and half-brothers, Millard Baer, Raymond Baer, and Franklin Baer. Surviving are a daughter, Emma Park, of Masontown, Pa.; two sons: Lester Kimmell, of Masontown, Pa., and Raymond Kimmell, of Girards Fort, Greene County, Pa.; two brothers: Wilbert Watson, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., and Robert Watson, of Sugarland, Texas; a sister, Hazel Tawney, of Newton Falls, Ohio; a half-brother, Ronald Baer, of Michigan; a half-sister, Emma Jean Fike, of Warren, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main Street, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, in the MASONTOWN BRETHREN CHURCH, 110 West Church Avenue, Masontown, from Noon until 1 p.m. Services will begin at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Stephen Cole, officiating. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery, Masontown R. D. 1, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 25, 2008

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June KIMSEY ( -2000)

   June Kimsey, 77, of Connellsville, died Tuesday in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. 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 11 a.m. Friday.

Notes from contributor:
   Father–Emmanuel Kimsey
   Mother–Bessie Johnson Kimsey


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

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Franklin P. KIN ( -1932)

FRANKLIN P. KIN

   Services for Franklin Pierce Kin, 78 years, two months and three days old who died Saturday evening, December 24, 1932, at 7:10 o’clock will be held this afternoon at 2:30 in the home at Hopwood, with Rev. P. J. Null in charge. Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery. Mr. Kin’s death was caused by complications. He is survived by his widow, Mary and the following children: Raymond, Uniontown; Howard, Fairchance; Russell, Hopwood; Orville, Millsboro; Mrs. Sam Burrie of Ralph; and Harry, at home. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 27, 1932, page 12, column 2

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Juanita KINCELL (1923-1994)

Juanita Kincell

   Juanita F. Kincell, 71, of Connellsville died Tuesday. Surviving are one son, John Kincell of Connellsville; and three sister, Mrs. Wendell (Ramona) Stone, Mrs. Helen Bloom and Mrs. Marjorie McCormick, all of Connellsville. Private funeral services were held under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 6, 1923
   Died—– December, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Emma KINDER ( -1945)

MRS. EMMA KINDER

   Mrs. Emma Kinder, a former resident of the Brownsville district, died Thursday at her home at Clarksburg, W. Va. The widow of Charles S. Kinder, she leaves a brother and two sisters.


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

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bullet George KINDLE died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

GEORGE KINDLE
George Kindle, 76, died at his home, House 215, Oliver 1, Wednesday at 6 p. m., following a lingering illness.
Surviving are two sons, Samuel and Howard, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Pittsburgh, and a brother, Lemuel Kindle, of Dunbar.
The body has been removed to the Minerd Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, pastor of Great Bethel Baptist church, Uniontown, will officiate.
(4 Oct 1938)