Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Alex McCANN ( -1915)

   Death notice for Alex McCann, of Masontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 23, 1915. 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 Andrew Jackson MCCANN died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(112)

Masontown, Jan. 25--Death has again visited the ranks and called another one to the old soldiers in the person of Jackson McCann, of Masontown, who died Wednesday evening, January 20, at his Washington street home and was interred at the Green Dale cemetery Friday afternoon by Undertaker H.A. Johnson.  Services were held in his memory at the First Presbyterian church by his pastor, Rev. J.B. Brice.  Mr. McCann was 85 years, 7 months and 5 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Cline, two sons, A. J. of Fairchance, and Hugh at home, besides a number of grandchildren. Jackson McCann was a son of Hugh McCann, a soldier of the War of 1812, whose remains lie in the vacant lot along the Water street on the east side of town. Mr. McCann was among the first who went out to battle for his country's flag and was in the first battle of Bull Run, on that notable Sunday of July 21, 1861. He has often described the battle and the panic that followed. There were thousands who had gone out from Washington to see the battle, just like people go out today to see a ball game.  Mr. McCann was a hard working man all his life, up until recent years. He was kindly rewarded by his government with a liberal pension which enabled him to live comfortably in his own home during his old age.
Morning Herald, "Klondike Happenings," by John W. Williard, Uniontown,
PA, January 26, 1915, page 7.


Anna Belle McCANN ( -1926)

ANNA BELLE MCCANN

   Anna Belle McCann, daughter of Mrs. Charles W. McCann and the late Charles W. McCann, died suddenly of heart disease at her home, 21 Iowa street, Tuesday morning, April 27, 1926, at 8:30 o'clock. In addition to her mother, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. R. P. Burnett, Mrs. Floyd M. Seaman, Charles A. McCann and Walter S. McCann. A sister, Mrs. Olive McCann Wouders, preceded her in death, March 20, 1921. Funeral services will be held in the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April 28, 1926, page 12, column 2

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bullet Annie Provance MCCANN died in 1914. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

From The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA., March 7, 1914.
Mrs. Annie McCann Masontown, March 7.--Mrs. Annie Provance McCann, aged 77, died Tuesday, March 3, 1914.  She had resided the past four years with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Johnson, near Masontown, and was taken ill of pneumonia while on a visit at Greensboro.  She had been a member of the Mennonite church for 40 years.She is survived by four sons and four daughters, James of Smock: R. P. of Smithfield; Sherman of Uniontown; Joseph, of Greensboro; Mrs. Maude Keener,
of Star City, W. Va.; Mrs. Tillie Kenner, of Whiteley; Mrs. Jessie Bloom, of Greensboro; Mrs. Pearl Johnson, of Masontown.  Also by three brothers and three sisters, B. F. Provance, of Abilene, Kansas; Mrs. Josephine Oliver, of Belpre, O.; Mrs. Jane Hunter, of Greensboro; Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrys, of
Brownsville.  Six grandsons acted as pallbearers, William Bloom, Benjamin Bloom, Ira Keener, Donald McCann, Andrew McCann, Earl McCann.


Armindie 'Minnie' Dean McCANN ( -1941)

Mrs. Minnie McCann, 76 years old, died at 11:40 o’clock Friday night at her home at Morgan of complications. She had been ill one week. Born at Dunbar Mrs. McCann had been a lifelong resident of Fayette county. Her husband, Hugh L McCann, preceded her in death 15 years ago. Surviving is a brother, Warren Dean. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home. Burial will be made in Park Place Cemetery, near Uniontown, in charge of Funeral Director J. T. Burhans of Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 24, 1941

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Arrie McCANN ( -1914)

   Death notice for Arrie McCann, of Brownsville, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 11, 1914. 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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B. J. McCANN ( -1909)

   Death notice for B. J. McCann, of Millsboro, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 28, 1909. Complete text is not currently available.


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Barbara Ellen Ewart McCANN ( -1967)

Memory Card:

In Memory of

Barbara Ellen Ewart McCann

Date of Death

November 5, 1967

Date of Service

Wednesday at 1:00 p. m.
November 8, 1967

Service held from

David J. Honsaker Funeral Home

Officiating

Rev. Robert A. Orr, Jr.
Rev. Paul Roth

Place of Interment

Church Hill Presbyterian Cemetery,
McClellandtown, Pa.

Arrangement by:

DAVID J. HONSAKER FUNERAL HOME,
Masontown, Pa


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Bessie Combs McCANN ( -1943)

McCANN, MRS. BESSIE COMBS, aged 59 years, died at the home of her son, Albert McCann, Laurel Terrace, Wednesday evening, June 23, 1943, at 8:30 o'clock. She was the widow of the late L. Benton McCann. Mrs. McCann was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and Class 13 of that Sunday school. She is survived by her son, Albert, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Nicholson, and one granddaughter. Two sisters and three brothers also survive: Miss Stella Combs of Upper Middletown, Mrs. J. H. Gillis, of Uniontown, Mahlon Combs, John Combs and Luther Combs of Upper Middletown. Friends are being received at the A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, June 26, in charge of Dr. James C. Clark of the Second Presbyterian Church, Uniontown, and Rev. W. S. Bingham of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 24, 1943, page 5, column 4

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Camilla Pasqua Williams McCANN (1924-1995)

   Camilla Pasqua Williams McCann, 71, of Masontown, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995. in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Little Brownfield, Pa., daughter of Pietro and Lorctta Pasqua. She was a graduate of German Township High School and a member of All Saint R.C. Church in Masontown. American Legion Post 423 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 4784 Ladies Auxiliary, Italian Ladies Circle, and Carmichaels Senior Citizens Center. Her parents, two sisters, Lena and Rose Marie, and her first husband, Joseph Williams, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, John McCann; a son, Joseph W. Williams and his wife, Connie, of Masontown, Pa., stepdaughter, Glenda Beal, of Carmichaels; one grandson. John Williams, of Masontown: stepgrandaughters, Natalie Jeffries, of Rices Landing, Pa., and Nicole Beal, of Carroll Township, Pa.; twin stepgrandsons, Justin Real and Jason Real;stepson-in-law, Regis Real, of Carmichaels; stepdaughter, Barbara Gazy, of Apalachia. N.Y.; one step-great-granddaughter, Morgan Leandria Jeffries; one sister, Frances Marensky, of Edenborn, Pa.; one brother, Patsy PASQUA and his wife, Teresa, of German Township, Pa.; and one brother-in- law, Ed Williams, of Disney, Okla. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner Church and River avenues, Masontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 14, until 11 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in All Saints R.C. Church, Masontown, with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery. Carmnichaels, Pa.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, November 12, 1995

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Charles V. McCANN ( -1905)

BRAKEMAN KILLED

   Charles V. McCann of near Masontown meets death at Brownsville. He had recently been held up by highwayman and a finger was shot off, he had just returned to work with the Monongahela RR

  MASONTOWN, DECEMBER 27, 1905— Charles V. McCann, freight engineer, for the Monongahela Railroad was killed in the yards of Brownsville yesterday evening. Mr. McCann was 21 years old and a son of A. J. and Mary E. McCann. He was the young man that was recently held up by highwaymen near here a short time ago and had his finger shot off. He had almost recovered and had just returned to work Monday evening. Undertaker Shroyer went after the body and brought it back to the McCann home, two miles north of here. Funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the C. F. Church at Masontown. Interment in the C. P. Cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1905, page 1

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Charles Wesley McCANN ( -1924)

CHARLES WESLEY McCANN

   Charles Wesley McCann, 72 years old, died Tuesday at his home in Uniontown following a lingering illness. He was an elder in the Third Presbyterian Church, of which he had been an active member since locating in Uniontown 24 years ago. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 21, 1924, page 7, column 4

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Chris David McCANN ( -1995)

CHRIS DAVID McCANN

   Chris David McCann, 27, of Uniontown died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1995, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. The family received friends at the John F. Slater Funeral Home Inc., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m., with Pastor Mike Gestrich officiating. The family suggests contributions to Allegheny Valley School, 1992 Ewing Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108 or Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania, 320 East North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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David Lloyd McCANN (1910-2005)

   David Lloyd "Mac" McCann passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005, at the age of 94 in The Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton, Ohio. Mr. McCann was born January 19, 1910, at Jacobs Creek near Masontown, Pa. His parents were James and Bertha (Townsend) McCann. On June 28, 1935, in New Cumberland, West Virginia, he married Sophia Massrock McCann. For most of the years since their marriage they lived in the Akron (Ohio), Canton (Ohio) and Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) area. David worked at a variety of jobs including room clerk at the old Portage Hotel and he retired from Fairlawn Supply and Concrete. He loved to garden and always grew many tomatoes! He and Sophia did a lot of canning. Mr. McCann was a member of Summit Mennonite Church in Barberton, Ohio. David was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, James, Elmer and William McCann. He is survived by his wife, Sophia Massrock McCann; sister, Pauline McCann Denlinger of Warren, Ohio; a niece, Joyce Davidson of Warren, Ohio; and two nephews: Elmer McCann of Baltimore, Maryland, and Keith McCann of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Family will receive Friends in the MASONTOWN MENNONITE CHURCH, Masontown-Smithfield Road, MASONTOWN, Pa., on Thursday, January 20, from 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery in Masontown, Pa. Arrangements are under direction of the BACHER FUNERAL HOME, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, Ohio 44203 (330-825- 3633).


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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Elizabeth McCANN ( -1907)

   Death notice for Elizabeth McCann, of Masontown, appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 17, 1907. 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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Ella Pearl McCANN (1887-1927)

MRS. ELLA PEARL M'CANN

   Mrs. Ella Pearl McCann, aged 40 years, wife of Walter S. McCann of 48 Union street, died at the Uniontown Hospital, Monday morning, May 9, 1927, at 1:20 o'clock. Mrs. McCann was born on March 22, 1887. In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children: Phoebe, Mary Olive, Leona, Walter, Jr., all at home; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rose of Ralph, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. P. G. Donaldson of Brownsville, William Rose of Masontown, Mrs. Charles Stewart of Ralph, Mrs. George Gribble of Uniontown, John Rose of Ralph and Mrs. G. W. Balsinger of Cardale. Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. E. A. Hodil officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 10, 1927, page 13, column 4

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Elmer W. McCANN ( -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

E. W. McCANN

   Elmer W. McCann, 48, of Masontown, killed in the Robena Mine blast, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen McCord McCann; two sons, Elmer and Keith at home; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Townsend McCann of Masontown; two brothers, Lloyd of Akron, Ohio, and William of Masontown, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Denlinger of Masontown. The body is at the Honsaker funeral home, Masontown, and will be in the Masontown Mennonite Church from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, the hour of the funeral service. The Rev. Paul Roth will officiate. Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 10, 1962, page 4, column 2

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Emerson C. McCANN ( -1967)

EMERSON C. McCANN

   Emerson C. McCann, 77, of Greensboro, died Sunday. He was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church and a son of the late Joseph and Ida Sterling McCann. Surviving are two daughters, seven grandchildren and a sister.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 29, 1967, page 23, column 2

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Frances McCANN (1848-1923)

MRS. FRANCES MCCANN

   Mrs. Frances McCann, aged 77 years, widow of the late James McCann, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaiah Cover, on Jacobs Creek, Nicholson township, Wednesday evening, December 12, 1923, at 9:30 o'clock following a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was born on March 6, 1848, a daughter of the late Jacob Durr and Nancy Johnson Durr. She is survived by the following children in addition to Mrs. Cover: Mrs. Frank Hayden, of Uniontown; Jacob B. McCann, of Jacob's Creek; Mrs. J. H. Duesenberry, of Ebensdale, W. Va., and J. W. McCann, of Wellston, O. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon from the Mennonite church, near Masontown followed by interment in the church cemetery.

From the scrapbook of Mary Elizabeth (Cover) Easter


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 14, 1923

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George E. McCANN ( -1932)

GEORGE E. M'CANN

   George E. McCann, aged 49, of 19 East Craig street, died at his home, Wednesday morning at 2:30 o'clock from a complication of diseases. He was originally from West Bend, Pa., near Brownsville. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Davidson McCann; one daughter, Sarah Jean; two brothers, L. H. and William G. McCann; a sister, Miss Bessie McCann; his father-in- law, David Davidson; two brothers-in-law, John and Charles Davidson, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Turner, of Newark, N. J. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and the Third Presbyterian church. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 o'clock in the home by Rev. Ronald O. Hudson, pastor of Bethel Baptist church. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 1932, page 3, column 5

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Gerald B. McCANN (1936-2008)

   Gerald B. "Jerry" McCann, 71, of Dunbar (Juniata), Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, in Mercy Jeannette Hospital, Jeanette, Westmoreland County, Pa. He was born October 26, 1936, in Smock, Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Frank and Margaret Thompson McCann. He was a retired pipe fitter having most recently been employed by Crawford Sprinkler Company, in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. "Jerry" loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna J. Kern McCann; two brothers: Ernest McCann and his wife, Sheryl, of Berk, Va., and Donald McCann and his wife, Barbara, of Litchfield, Ohio; and one sister, Judy McCann, of the state of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews, and their families. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Jr., James, Lawrence, Alex, John, and Kenneth, and his sisters, Nancy McCann and Marge Durigan. He is also survived by his faithful companion, his pet dog, Winston. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with the Rev. Roger Howard, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, Fayette County, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Hannah McCANN ( -1938)

HANNAH McCANN

   Following an illness of many months, Mrs. Hannah McCann, 87, widow of John McCann, died at 3:30 a. m., Friday, at her home in Nicholson township. Surviving are three children: Charles, Masontown; Mrs. Elizabeth Lake, Grampstown, W. Va., and Playford, of Russellton; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Hughes, of Fairchance, and a brother, Asa Fowler, of Uniontown. No arrangements have been made for the services.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 15, 1938, page 2, column 2

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Harry J. McCANN ( -1923)

   Death notice for Harry J. McCann, of Charleroi, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John Feeney of Uniontown, appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, April 13, 1923. 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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Harry L. McCANN (1881-1966)

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

McCANN, HARRY L.— Age 84 years, of 407 South Hickory St., Scottdale, died in his home, Saturday, February 12, 1956, at 9:30 PM, after an extended illness. He was born in Fayette County, and was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Wolfe McCann. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Scottdale, a member of the Valley Lodge No. 459 F. & A. M., Masontown. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillian McCann, two daughters, Mrs. Edna Walters of Valinda, California, Mrs. Ruth Jordan of Wheeling, W. Va.; one son, J. Wayne McCann of Clarksburg, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. George Koffman of McClellandtown, Pa., and two brothers, Orlon McCann of Washington, Pa., and Jesse McCann of McClellandtown, Pa.; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the W. George Barr Funeral Home, 408 S. Broadway, Scottdale, Pa., until Wednesday at 12:30 PM, when the body will be removed to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, to lie in state, until 1:30 PM, the hour of service, with Rev. Wilbert T. Wilson, officiating. Interment will be in the Church Hill Presbyterian Cemetery, McClellandtown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 14, 1966, page 17, column 8


Memory Card:

In Memory of

HARRY L. McCANN

Date of Birth

October 3, 1881

Date of Death

February 12, 1966

Date of Service

Wednesday, February 16, 1966 1:30 P. M.

Service held from

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Officiating

Rev. Wilbert T. Wilson

Place of Interment

Church Hill Presbyterian Cemetery,
McClellandtown, Pa.


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Hugh L. McCANN ( -1926)

Hugh L. McCann, aged 64 years, of Lemont, died suddenly at his home at 10:45 Sunday morning, April 18, 1926. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and apparently was in the best of health when he was suddenly stricken with a heart condition and died within an hour. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie McCann, one sister, Mrs. John Feeney, of Dixon Boulevard, and two brothers, Moses J. McCann, of Monongahela City and John P. McCann, of Charleroi. Funeral arrangements will be announced today.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 19, 1926

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bullet James MCCANN obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (3)

From the Scrapbook of Mary Elizabeth (Cover) Easter (11 Nov 1858-5 Oct 1940)

[November 1906]

"James McCann, a well known farmer of Nicholson township, died Tuesday evening after a few weeks' sickness of inflamation [sic] of the bladder.  He was 60 years, 9 months, and 4 days old and leaves a wife and a family of six grown up children.  Funeral Thursday afternoon, leaving the house at 1 o'clock for the Mennonite graveyard near Masontown where interment will bemade."


James H. McCANN (1888-1917)

JAMES H. McCANN

   The funeral of James H. McCann, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Deusenberry, of Star City, W. Va., April 28, 1917, was held at the Masontown Mennonite church, April 30. He was born August 2, 1888, the son of Mrs. Francis Durr McCann. Because of his health, in April 1916, he went to West Virginia. Prior to that he had always resided in the vicinity of Masontown. At an early age he united with the Mennonite church and had since been an active member. March 29, 1909, he was married to Mrs. Townsend McCann. Surviving are his wife and the following children: David Lloyd, William Henry, Mary Pauline, Elmer Wendall and James Herbert. His mother, Mrs. Francis Durr McCann; two brothers, Jacob D. and John H.; three sisters, Mrs. F. O. Hayden, Mrs. Isiah Cover and Mrs. J. H. Deusenberry, also survive. The services were conducted by Rev. E. [illegible] Hess, pastor of the Mennonite church. The following were pallbearers: [illegible] Harris and Frank Reyner, of Star City; John W. Debolt, Edwin Snyder, Clarence Sonsaker, and Ralph Berkshize of Masontown. Interment was in Church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 3, 1917, page 10, column 2

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bullet Jesse MCCANN died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(15)

JESSE MCCANN
Jesse McCann aged 86 years, died Wednesday, August 15, 1934 in the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Grooms, of Rices Landing. His wife whom he married in 1870 died 24 years ago.
Two children survive. They are Jesse A. McCann of Adah, and Mrs. Grooms. Ten grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Mr. McCann was the last surviving charter member of Hewetts Presbyterian Church of Rices Landing.
August 18, 1934
Genius 8-18-34


bullet John Harrison MCCANN died in 1924. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

John Harrison McCANN, aged 41 years, of Brownsville, Pa., died in the Brownsville General Hospital, Wednesday morning, November 12, 1924 at 4:30 o'clock from blood poisoning contracted several days ago when a barrel of lime he was lifting fell against his arm, bruising it. He is survived by his father, William McCANN, of Luzerne Township, one
brother, George McCANN of East Millsboro, Pa., and a sister, Bertha, of Greensburg, Pa.
Funeral services will be held in West Bend Church, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. RICHEY officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


bullet John P. MCCANN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

John P. McCann, well known resident of Charleroi and widely known here, died Monday night, March 29, 1937, in the home of his son, Milford McCann, 729 McKean avenue, Charleroi.  Death was attributed to complications.
Mr. McCann was born in Pittsburgh, July 15, 1867, but had been a resident of Charleroi for 37 years, part of which time he was employed as an engineer by the Pennsylvania Railroad.  He was also an active member of the Charleroi Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
His wife, Mrs. Myrtle McCann, preceded him in death several years.
Surviving, besides his son Milford, are:  a daughter, Miss Nellie McCann, and two grandsons, Harry and Donald McCann, all residents of Charleroi.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock this morning in St. Jerome's R. C. Church in charge of Rev. Fr. Peter Brennen.  Burial will be in Monongahela cemetery. 
Mr. McCann was an uncle of Mrs. Edward Coffman, Mrs. N. L. Barclay, Joseph and Earl Hartford, of Uniontown.


bullet John W. MCCANN died in 1914. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)

McCANN, JOHN WILLIAM - June 5, 1836 - November 14, 1914
John W. McCann, 78 years old, died at the home of his son, R. P. McCann, at Smithfield, Saturday, following an illness of two weeks. Mr. McCann was born and raised at Greensboro, Greene County, where he spent most of his life. He was the father of 12 children, eight of whom are living. They are: Joseph McCann, Mrs. Jessie Bloom and Mrs. George Keener of Greensboro; Mrs. Joseph Keener of Star City; Mrs. Lindsey Johnson, Masontown; Sherman McCann, Uniontown; James McCann, Smock; and R. P. McCann, Smithfield. Funeral services were held at the McCann home at Smithfield Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. W. M. Ryan officiating. Interment was made in the Monongahela cemetery at Greensboro.
Daily News Standard, November 17, 1914


bullet Joseph L. MCCANN died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Morning Herlad- Saturday, 10/5/1935, page 2
Joseph L. McCANN, aged 72 years, 11 months, and 5 days, died at 6:20 o'clock Friday morning, October 4, 1935, in his home at Greensboro, Pa.,following a protracted illness of complications. Surviving are his widow, Ida McCann; and three children: Mrs. Alex Frost, of Uniontown, Pa.; Emerson McCANN, of Greensboro, Pa.; and Mrs. Herschell Gapon of Dillinger, Pa.Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Monongahela Hill Cemetery,Greensboro, Pa.
Kenneth MCCANN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Kenneth McCANN, seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCANN, of Smock, Penna., died at 9 o'clock Sunday night, March 21, 1937, following an illness of six weeks. A brother, John McCANN, was fatally injured last July when a piano was blown over on top of him during a heavy windstorm of near hurricane velocity. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers and two sisters: James, Frank, Jr., Donald, Gerald, Marjorie and Nancy McCANN, all at home. Brief services in the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon will be followed by additional rites in Pleasant View Presbyterian Church. Rev. J. Byers BRICE, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Mary E. Wolfe MCCANN died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary E. Wolfe McCann, seriously burned early Last Friday morning in her home on the Masontown road near McClellandtown, died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 23, 1934.
She is survived by:  her husband A. J. McCann; four children, Mrs. Leonard Coffman, O. B. McCann, Harry L. and J. J. McCann, and 10 grandchildren. Another son, Chester V. McCann preceded her in death.
A lifelong resident of German township, Mrs. McCann was well and most favorably known.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Harry L. McCann residence, McClellandtown, at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, with Rev. David Hunter officiating.  Burial in Church Hill cemetery.
(Herald - December 24, 1934)


Minnie McCANN (1864-1941)

MINNIE MCCANN

Stricken last Monday, Mrs. Minnie McCann, 76, w/o former constable Hugh L. McCann who died 15 years ago, succumbed Friday night, May 23, 1941, in her home. She had been unconscious since she was heard to fall on the floor of her home, Monday morning after complaining of not feeling well and having a headache. Mrs. McCann was a native of Dunbar. She was born December 3, 1864. One brother Warren Dean of Dunbar survives. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 in the McCann home. Burial in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, May 26, 1941

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Ottis MCCANN died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

The Weekly Courier- Connellsville, Pa. 2/1/1923- Thursday
Ottis McCANN, 47 years old, died Monday night at his home on the New Salem Road. Besides his wife he is survived by four brothers, and one sister.


S. G. McCANN ( -1905)

DROPPED DEAD IN STORE

S. G. McCann of Dunbar Died Shortly
After Opening Palmer's Store at
Pechin This Morning—Son Present.

  Dunbar, Nov. 4— S. J. McCann, manager of J. & T. B. Palmer's store at Pechin dropped dead this morning just as he entered the store room. He left home in company with his son, Carl, in his apparent good health. Both father and son walked to Pechin and entered the store. The son walked to the rear of the store and a few minutes later he heard a noise of something falling. He rushed to the front of the store and found his father dying. W. B. Keller, a foreman at the plant, appeared and hastily summoned Dr. W. J. Hamilton, but Mr. McCann was dead when he arrived. His death was caused by heart trouble. The body was removed to his home on Church street. The deceased was about 50 years old. He came to Dunbar eight years ago and opened up a grocery store. Three years ago he retired from the business and became manager of the Palmer store at Pechin. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Carl and Morris.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 8, 1905, page 4, column 5

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Samuel MCCANN died in 1908. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

April 8, 1908, Daily News Standard, page 8. Greensboro News On Sunday, April 5, 1908, Samuel McCann died at the residence of Alexander Cozard in Masontown, aged 82 years. He was a member of the 7th West Virginia infantry and a member of the C. A. Shibler Post 119, G. A. R. under whose auspices the interment took place Monday at 2 p.m. in the Monongahela Hill cemetery. April 6, 1908, Daily News Standard, page 4. Samuel McCann. Masontown, April 6.-- Samuel McCann, an old veteran of the civil war, died Saturday evening, April 4, 1908. Mr. McCann was over 75 years of age and had been confined to the house for 10 days with grip but after 4 o'clock Saturday was able to be about the house, and was able to make his mark to his pension papers which were fixed at that time by Justice Howard, and talked to him very encouragingly about his condition, and died, while still sitting at his chair. Funeral Monday at the Glade cemetery in Greene county, near Carmichaels. The deceased had made his home the last year or more with Alex Cozard, in West Masontown.


Thomas MCCANN died in 1888. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

Frozen to Death While Drunk
Thomas McCann, a former yard boss at Leisenring, was frozen to death at G reensburg last Friday night. He had been on a protracted spree and had g one to sleep in an open shed.
Keystone Courier 6 Jan 1888, pg 1


William MCCANN died in 1896. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Daily News Standard - Fri. April 24, 1896
(Front page)
M'Cann's Body Found
Recovered from the Monongahela below McCann's Ferry.
Masontown, Aril 24 - The body of William McCann, who mysteriously
disappeared here, February 23, was found in the Monongahela river today.
The body was found a short distance below McCann's ferry. Only meager
details of the finding can be secured here and it cannot be learned whether
the body bears evidence of foul play. Great excitement prevails here.
..................................................
(Daily News Standard, April 25, 1896)
McCANN NOT MURDERED
That is the General Opinion of the Masontown People Masontown, April 25 - The body of William McCann which was found in the Monongahela River yesterday was brought here in the evening and buried.  The discovery was made by William PARKER, who was fixing fences along the river bank near McCann's ferry.  The unfortunate man's feet were sticking out of the water, but his head and shoulders were weighted down by the sand and dirt which has collected in his overcoat.Squire CAMERON summoned a jury and began the inquest.  All the men who were drinking with McCann on the day he disappeared were summoned before the jury and gave the story of the day's carousal.  All denied any knowledge of the cause of McCann's disappearance.  The inquest was continued.  The general opinion is that McCann was not murdered but that he tried to cross the river on the ice and fell through a hole.


William McCANN (1911-1996)

WILLIAM McCANN

   William McCann, 85, of Masontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Masontown, son of the late James and Bertha Townsend McCann. Mr. McCann was formerly employed as an automobile mechanic with the Tom Wright Chrysler and Plymouth and Fike’s Chevrolet of Masontown; and later was self-employed at his own garage in Masontown. He was a member of the Masontown Evangelical Mennonite Church; and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Masontown American Legion, the Masontown Volunteer Fire Department and the Point Marion Eagles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Margaret Ambrose McCann in 1980; and a brother, Elmer McCann. Surviving are a brother, Lloyd and his wife, Sophia; a sister, Pauline Denlinger of Warren, Ohio; a sister- in-law, Pat McCann of Masontown; a niece, Joyce Davidson of Warren, Ohio; and two nephews, Elmer McCann of Baltimore, Md., and Keith McCann of Grand Rapids, Mich. Friends will be received in the GRANT R. TOWNSEND & SON FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main St., Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. J.W. Townsend officiating. Private interment will be in the Greendale Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1996

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Harry MCCARDLE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Harry McCardle, aged 42 years, two months and four days, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 21, 1937, in Uniontown hospital, the result of injuries suffered Monday afternoon when struck by an automobile at Edenborn.  He was a resident of House 289, Edenborn.
Surviving are his widow, Mary McCardle, five children:  Walter, Ralph, Nellie Mae, Harry Jr., and Louis McCardle, Star Junction.
The funeral cortege will leave the family residence at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in All Saints R. C. church, Masontown, with the parish priest, Rev. Fr. F. J. Kolb as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Agnes cemetery.


James McCARGO ( -1951)

DUNBAR MINER
KILLED BY FALL

   A district miner was killed by a slate fall at the Rose mine at Hardy Hill, Dunbar at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Deputy Coroner F. Todd Burhans identified the victim as James McCargo, 51. Two other men were working with the victim at the time, Robert Morgan and Bill Hall, said a big rock fell and pinned McCargo to the floor. He was born in Danville, Va. A veteran of World War I, he lived at Dunbar for the last 20 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Willis McCargo and a son, Harry McCargo, of Dunbar; four grandchildren, and a brother, William of Coeymans, N. Y. The body was taken to the home in Brown Row where the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. F. D. Wilkes officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 3, 1951, page 1, column 6

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William David McCARGO ( -2005)

   William David McCargo, age 59, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Dunbar, Pa., who was born in Connellsville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Pa. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Pollard McCargo; children: Carrie Davis of Virginia, David McCargo and Michelle McCargo both of Connellsville, Pa., and Ivy McCargo of Maryland; grandson, Jihad McCargo of Connellsville, Pa.; Roberta McCargo, the mother of his children; his Goddaughter, Mariah McCargo; of Uniontown, Pa.; sisters: Dolores Minor, Deborah and her husband Leon Hairston, Linda Dotson and her friend Clifton Brewster, Judy McCargo and her friend Steve Sherlock all of Uniontown, Pa.; brothers: Robert McCargo and his friend Tina Brown, Daniel McCargo, Donald McCargo and his friend Pam all of Connellsville, Pa., Larry McCargo and his friend Terris of Uniontown, Pa., and Charles McCargo of Virginia; his loving and devoted companion, Mary Doty; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the Muriel E. Lantz Funeral Home, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 11, 2005

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Joseph McCARRENS ( -1868)

Died

  McCARRENS— In Dunbar township, Fayette county, Pa., October 11th, Mr. Joseph McCarrens, in the 20th year of his age. The deceased was a young man of good reputation, kind in heart, unassuming and retiring in disposition. He loved and chose in preference to all others the society of his mother and sisters, and was hence solely dear to them. His fond parents and relatives deeply mourn his untimely death.

“ As moons are ever waning,
  As hastes the sun away,
  As stormy winds complaining,
  Bring on the wintry day;
  So fast the night comes o'er us--
  the darkness of the grave;
  The death is just before us;
  God takes the life he gave.” M. L. M.

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

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Michael McCARTER ( -1896)

McCARTER— At his home on Prospect street, Michael McCarter, aged 37 years, on Friday morning, December 27th, 1895. Deceased was formerly sexton of the Catholic Church of Elizabeth, and came here a short time ago to act in the same capacity at the Immaculate Conception Church, but pneumonia removed him from his duties and his friends. He was unmarried. The remains, after services at the Catholic Church, were interred in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sunday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, January 3, 1896, page 8, column 3

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Benjamin A. McCARTNEY ( -1969)

McCARTNEY, BENJAMIN A. – Age 64 years, of 178 Chestnut St., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday, April 19, 1969 at 7:10 a.m. He was predeceased by his parents Isaac Wilson and Alice Cookman McCartney, also by a son James in 1960. He was a former employee of the Richmond Radiator Plant having worked for them for thirty-seven years. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, a member of the official board and the finance committee. He also served as Sunday School treasurer for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Leland Bible Class; a member of the Nathian Lewis Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 1188, Waltersburg. He also played dark hall for the Pleasantview Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl Turner McCartney; one son Arthur of Vanderbilt, Pa. ; one brother Ray of Fairmont, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Reinhard of Uniontown; Mrs. Ethel Cook of Baltimore, Md.; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 318 Morgantown St., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Christ United Methodist Church, Fayette St. with Rev. Robert Borden, Rev. Floyd McFarland and Rev. Alden Sproll officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 21, 1969

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Hortense MCCARTNEY died in 1893. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCARTNEY, HORTENSE
At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon November 22nd, 1893, of membranous croup, Hortense, daughter of George W. and Ellen G. McCARTNEY, aged 7 years and 7 months.  She was well liked by all here associates.  The community shares with the parents the sad bereavement.  Funeral to-day at two o’clock from her late home on Grave street.  The remains will be laid to rest in Hill Grove cemetery.  Rev. A. E. FLETCHER will officiate.  Courier  Fri. 11-24-1893


Joels S. MCCARTNEY died in 1861. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
In Morgantown, Va., on Monday, May 27th, 1861, of Typhoid Fever, Joel S. McCartney, aged 25 years, 1 month and 19 days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 27, 1861.
Vol. 1. No., 22. Pg. 5, Col. 1.


Carrie Goodwin MCCARTY ( -1963)

MCCARTY, CARRIE— aged 74, Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, January 24, 1963. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Baisley Goodwin. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray McCarty in 1926; a son, George, during World War II; a daughter, Mary Kate in 1943. She is survived by these children; Mrs. Geraldine G. Hicks, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Irene T. Hodde, Key West, Fla.; Mrs. Mary Acot, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. Margaret Potter, New York City; Charles McCarty, Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; one brother, George Goodwin, Uniontown; one sister, Bertha Twist, Buffalo, N.Y. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W Main St., after 12 noon Sunday until Monday at 2 pm., the hour of service. Rev. Russell Turner of St. Peters Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 26, 1963, page 9, column 8


   2011 Notation by submitter: Carrie (Goodwin) McCarty's husband Ray McCarty was the son of Ella McCarty and 'Sy' Ashabel Sylvester Wilson. After Ella and Sy divorced, Sy married "Dora" Eudora Shoaf who also had one child, Queene Victoria ______ who married 'Harry' Henry Musgrove (Harry's 1st wife, Elizabeth Eichoy was deceased) and lived in Homestead, PA, then, decades after her husband's death, in the country in the Smithfield/Fairchance area with one of her daughters. Sy and Dora's additional children: Kathleen (Wilson) Smith, Rachel (Wilson) McNatt, Elizabeth (Wilson) Romesburg, Olive (Wilson) Clemmer, Edith (Wilson) Hibbs, 'Beau" Sylvester Wilson, James Wilson, Eudora (Wilson) Whetstone, Woodrow Wilson.


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Michael MCCARTY died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

McCarty-Of the same disease, at the same place, on the 3rd of October, 1863, Mr. Michael McCarty, aged 60 years and 25 days.
How soon is the father and son, parted on earth, permitted to meet in Heaven—a few days separated, then united forever.  Father McCarty has been an elder in the Providence congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for near twenty years.  All loved him, and the congregation joins with the stricken family in mourning the loss of a wise counselor and a true friend.  His sufferings were severe. But he rejoiced in the Divine favor and supporting grace on high.  May the consolations of the Gospel be granted to the mourning widow and bereaved children, until they shall join him in that rest that remains for the people of God.        B.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct. 15, 1863.


Wm. MCCARTY died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

McCarty-Of Dysenterry, on the 27th of September, 1863, at the residence of his father, near Fairchance Furnace, Fayette county, Pa. Mr. Wm. McCarty, aged 26 years, 11 months and 25 days.
William was not only an affectionate and dutiful son, but a noble and devoted husband of a young wife.  He took a deep interest in the cause of religion, was a member of the society called "Bible Christians," and evinced true piety in his life.  He died in the full assurance of hope and the triumphs of the Faith.  May the God of the husband support the widow in her deep sorrow, and help her to train up the precious little boy for Heaven.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Oct. 15, 1863.


Miss Mathilda J. MCCASHIN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Suffering a fractured skull when she fell in the cellar of her home, 113 North Prospect street, Connellsville, Saturday afternoon, Miss Mathilda J. McCashin died almost instantly.  She had gone to the basement and was overcome by a weak spell and falling to the floor in a faint, struck her head.
Miss McCashin had been in ill health and, following the death of her mother last May 13, her condition became gradually worse.  She had been under a doctor's care and recently returned home from Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, where she was undergoing observation.  
She was born in Connellsville, December 26, 1902, a daughter of the late William and Mathilda McCashin.  She was the youngest of ten children and spent all of her life in Connellsville.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Spence of Sycamore street, and three brothers, Amrose and Francis at home and the Rev. William McCashin, pastor of Our Lady ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - August 10, 1937)


Daniel McCASHION ( -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.

Daniel McCashion was married, having a large family in his native country, Ireland. He boarded with Patrick Bevel, near the mine.


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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Elizabeth McCAULEY ( -1926)

MRS. ELIZABETH McCAULEY

   Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth McCauley, who died at her home at Independence Hill, near Yauger Hollow, was held Saturday afternoon. Rev. Main officiated. Pall bearers were Ervin and Albert Yauger, Cad Wilson and James Darby. Interment was made in Cove Run Cemetery.


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

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Joseph V. MCCAUSLAND died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(35)

JOSEPH V. McCAUSLAND
Joseph V. McCausland, special contact salesman for the Standard Oil Company, representing the entire district of Western Pennsylvania, died Monday morning in the Homeopathic hospital, Pittsburgh, following a mastoid operation performed last Tuesday. Mr. McCausland was taken to the hospital last week while members of his family were quarantined at the McCausland home, 209 Derrick avenue, because of scarlet fever from which Mickey, aged 8, suffered. Mr. McCausland had resided in Uniontown since a year ago last New Year's when he came to this city as district manager for Standard Oil. From that post he was graduated to his present position.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Lauretta, and two children Mickey, eight and Linda, two months of age. He was 34 years old and originally a resident of Washington, Pa. Mr. McCausland served throughout the duration of the World war after having enlisted as the youngest member of Company H, 110th Regiment, 28th Division in Washington, Pa., at the age of 17 years. Participating in every major engagement in which the 28th Division saw action. Mr. McCausland, following the Armistice, was detailed to the Peace-Conference at Versailles.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday after noon at 1:30 o'clock, by Dr. William Blake Hindman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Uniontown, in the home of Mr. McCausland's sister, 4918 Second avenue, Hazelwood. The cortege will then leave for Washington, Pa., for burial in a cemetery there, expecting to arrive between 3:15 and 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. McCausland was a member of the First Presbyterian church; of the Young Men's Class of that church,
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Herald; FEB. 5, 1935


Mary M. MCCAY died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Miss Mary M. McCay, prominent county school teacher, died at 5 o'clock Friday morning, November 12, at her home in Redstone township.
Miss McCay, daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret McCay, had been teaching in the county schools for the last 33 years, serving in Franklin, Menallen, Brownsville and Redstone townships.
She also was a member of the Brownsville Christian church.
Surviving are the following brothers and sisters:  James E. and A. B., of Redstone township; John M., of South Union; Joseph, of Menallen; Anna, at home and Mrs. Linny Piersol, of Brownsville.
She was preceded in death by a brother George.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock from the home.  Conducting the rites will be Rev. Hanes of the Brownsville Christian church, being assisted by Rev. Brice of the Pleasant View Presbyterian church.
Serving as pallbearers will be Arthur Higginbotham, Nelson Randolph, N. O. Phillips, Thomas Higginbotham, Harrison Vail and D. B. Craft.


Cordelia McCLACHIE ( -1918)

MRS. CORDELIA McCLACHIE

   Mrs. Cordelia McClachie, 40 years old, colored, died at her Dunbar home Wednesday. Funeral services were held from her late residence Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, and the body was shipped to Tennessee for burial. Rev. C.M. Gregory, pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Dunbar officiated.


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

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Alta McCLAIN (1911-1976)

McCLAIN, ALTA— Age 65 years, of Mount Independence, died in McGee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 14, 1976 at 9:30 a.m. She was born in Dunbar February 12, 1911, a daughter of the late William P. and Lottie Friend Hughes. She was a member of the Cove Run Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles McClain; one daughter, Mrs. William (Jean) Matthews, and one son, Ralph McClain, both of Mt. Independence; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters; Mrs. Ralph (Mabel) Roebuck of Florida; Mrs. Edward (Parody) Giesler of Dunbar; Mrs. Robert (Tracy) Matthews of Mt. Independence and Mrs. Charles (Philomena) Clark of West Newton; three brothers, Troxel Hughes of West Newton; Paul of Connellsville; and Newill of Dunbar. She was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by two sisters, Mrs. Louise Murphy and Mrs. Pearl Breakiron, and one brother, Clifford Hughes. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. And on Saturday in the Cove Run Free Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Charles D. Lastle officiating. Burial will be in Zearing Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 16, 1976, page 21, column 8

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Annabelle Robbins MCCLAIN ( -1931)

ANNABELLE ROBBINS MCCLAIN

   Mrs. Annabelle Robbins McClain, aged 58, died at 5 p.m. Friday in her home in 610 Morgantown street, Point Marion. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. The husband, G. W. McClain and one son, Percy, survive. Josephine died in infancy. Mrs. McClain, before her marriage was Miss Annabelle Robbins of Uniontown. She had lived in Point Marion for 30 years. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McClain home with Rev. D. R. Larne of Carmichaels in charge. Interment in the Evergreen Memorial cemetery at Point Marion.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 5, 1931, page 3, column 4

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Bernice Menear McCLAIN (1918-2007)

   Bernice "Bunny" Menear McClain, age 89, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont, West Virginia. Born March 12, 1918, in Kingwood, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Wallace J. and Cecil M. Menear. "Bunny" worked on submarine manufacture, in Groton, Connecticut, during the latter part of World War II. She was a homemaker and mother to daughters, Donna McClain Thorn, of Fairmont, West Virginia, and Linda A. Sargent, of Mt. Airy, Maryland. In later years, she was employed by the Albert Gallatin School System, Fayette County, Pa., in the local school cafeteria. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack C. McClain, parents, sisters, Mary LaRue and Lucille "Jackie" Robbins, brother, Bill Menear, and son-in-law, Ronald F. Sargent. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by son-in-law, David M. Thorn; two grandchildren: Chris Sargent, of Belle Mead, New Jersey, and Heather Hibbard and her husband, Ron, of Mt. Airy, Maryland; two great- grandchildren: Allyson Shea Hibbard and Madelyn Sargent Hibbard, of Mt. Airy, Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered by special friends, Lee and Bonnie Shields, of Greenbelt, Maryland, and Roger Thomas, of Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be no Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be offered to the Point Marion United Methodist Church, 500 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., 15474.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, March 25, 2007

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Chester J. McCLAIN (1919-1983)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Chester J. McClain
   Born—– May 25, 1919
   Died—– February 4, 1983
   Date of Service – Monday, February 9, 1983
   Service held from – Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Inc.
   Officiating – Rev. Howard Hess, Rev. David Huey
   Buried– Mt. Nebo Cemetery


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, February 5, 1983

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David B. McCLAIN (1874-1945)

DAVID B. McCLAIN

   David B. McClain, 70, of Millsboro, a former resident of Scottdale, died suddenly Saturday near Washington. He had been in poor health. A blacksmith by trade, he formerly was in business at Scottdale. A son of the late Abraham and Nancy Tanner McClain, he was born near where the Masontown bridge spans the Monongahela River in Greene county, July 2, 1874. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amy Pearl Hess McClain; five children, Mrs. Pauline Blacka, Mrs. Ethel Westcoat, Mrs. Kathleen Keibler of Brownsville, James of Millsboro and Lieutenant Paul in Belgium, and five grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, January 24, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Earl MCCLAIN ( -1896)

EARL M'CLAIN— Six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. McClain of Mt. Vernon avenue, died Friday morning, October 16, 1896, at 2 o'clock. Death was caused by diptheria succeded by membranous croup. Funeral Saturday. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 16, 1896, page 1

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Edith Trivellini McCLAIN ( -2000)

   Edith Trivellini McClain of Brownsville, Pa., went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2000. She was born in Cardale, Pa., the daughter of Louis Trivellini and Theresa Benucci Trivellini. Edith operated and owned Johanna's Beauty Shop in Brownsville for 54 years and was known for her dedication and the love of her work. She was also affiliated with a family business, Louis Floral, in Republic, Pa. Edith was a member of The Church of The Madonna, Cardale, and The Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Edith was preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Calvaresi and Lenore Porreca, and her parents. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband, Harold "Toby" McClain; sister, Jennie Caputa of Republic, Pa.; nieces: Barbara Lehew and her husband, Dale, of Charleroi, Pa., and Lydia Wargo and her husband, Don, of Cardale, Pa.; great-niece, Dana LaCarte and her husband, David, of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and great-nephew, David Lehew of Charleroi, Pa. Edith is also survived by the following sisters- in-law and brothers-in-law: Betty McClain Racan of Jeannette, Pa., Mary Jane McClain Beal and husband, Tom, of Republic, Pa., Sally McClain Gwaltney and husband, Joe, of Augusta, Georgia, Ralph "Big Boy" McClain and wife, Nona, of San Diego, California, Jacqueline McClain Johnson of Brownsville, Pa., James McClain and wife, Laura, of Finleyville, Pa., Patricia McClain Davis and husband, Andrew "Curly", of East Millsboro, Pa., Gene McClain and wife, Mary, of Allison, Pa., and Donna McClain Terrace and husband, Sonny, of Merrittstown, Pa. Friends will be received at the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, Pa., today from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at noon, in The Church of The Madonna, Cardale, with the Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Rutkowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, August 13, 2000

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Edson L. McCLAIN (1910-1942)

McCLAIN, EDSON L., who was fatally injured in the Osage, W. Va., mine explosion, Tuesday, May 12, was born September 11, 1910, in Dunbar. He was the son of James W. and Lottie Coleman McClain. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his widow, Gertrude and two daughters, Gloria Dean and Donna Marie at home in Arthurdale, W. Va. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, in the Baptist Church at New Geneva at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Pruett of Arthurdale officiating, assisted by Rev. Mountain of Greensboro. Burial under the direction of H. A. Johnston, Masontown, will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 22, 1942, page 10, column 6

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Equilla MCCLAIN died in 1908. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

Mrs. Equilla McClain, wife of S.L McClain, died here(Pt. Marion) Fri., Feb. 14, 1908. She had been ill 5 weeks/w acute indigestion.
She was a daughter of M/M James Cannon and was married April 30, 1859, to S.L. McClain and to this union were born 10 children, of whom 6 are surviving as follows: Etta, wife of D.M. Bowers, Point Marion; J.C., Point Marion; L.G., Morgantown; Mrs. Laura Cornish, Waco, Texas, who arrived here a few days ago; William, at home, and L.R. of Uniontown.
The deceased also leaves two brothers, Marion Cannon of the state of California and George, Mt. Morris, PA, and two sisters, Mrs. William Sandusky and Mrs. Henry Wilkinson of Uniontown. The deceased was 68 years old and a member of the M.E. church.
(Daily News Standard, Feb. 15, 1908)


Ethel T. McCLAIN (1920-2011)

Ethel T. McClain
Everson

Ethel T. McClain, 91, of Everson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Ethel was born May 27, 1920, in Everson, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Kosar Kriger. She was married to William A. McClain, who passed away Oct. 28, 2003. Ethel was a devoted mother and sister. She was employed as a supervisor at the Anchor Hocking Cap Division in South Connellsville, where she worked for more than 40 years. She was a longtime and faithful member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Scottdale and took enjoyment from listening to polka music. Ethel will be sadly missed by her loving family; her son, William C. Kriger, of Everson; her sister, Christina Popovich, of White Oak; numerous loving nieces and nephews; her two sisters-in-law, Lillian and Jeanie Kriger; her stepdaughter, LeAnna Collier, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and her two stepgrandchildren, Robin and Cheryl. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Charles, Rudy, Joseph, Edward, Leo and Albert Kriger. 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 noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel where a parting prayer will be held at 9 a.m. Monday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father George Saletrik as celebrant. Final resting place will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township, next to her late husband. The Ministry of Consolation will hold a prayer service at noon Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, December 2, 2011

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Fannah H. McCLAIN (1893-1976)

MCCLAIN, FANNAH H.— Age 83 years, of R.D. 1 Greensboro, Pa., and formerly of New Geneva, Pa., died Tuesday, December 14, 1976 at 5 p.m. in the Greene Memorial Hospital. She was born January 11, 1893 in Carbondale, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Delbert and Emma Mary Buckingham Spangenburg. She was a resident of this area for five years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was predeceased by John B. McClain, three brothers and a sister. Surviving are two brothers, Homer Spangenburg, Punta Gorda, Florida, and Samuel Spangenburg, Lake Arial, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Glenwood (Jean) Davis, Greensboro, Pa., and Mrs. Harold (Betty) King, Waynesburg, Pa. Friends will be received in the Michael Lucas Funeral Home, Carmichaels, Pa., today 7 to 9 p.m and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Rev. Audron J. Seymour will officiate. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 16, 1976, page 41, column 8

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George F. McCLAIN (1921-1968)

G. F. McCLAIN

   George F. McClain, 46 of Normalville, died at 3:25 p.m. Friday in Uniontown Hospital. He had been seriously ill for the past month. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Ligonier, a son of the late Harvey and Elizabeth Seese McClain. A World War II veteran, he served in the African and European Theaters. He was graduated from Connellsville High School in 1940. He was employed as an operating engineer by the United Engineers, and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66 of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Springfield Township Vol. Hose Co., and the Fayette Firemen's Association, was the representative of the Bair Foundatin which helps underprivileged children, was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International, and was organizer of Explorer Scout Troop No. 192. He attended the Normalville United Methodist Church, of which he was a trustee, and taught the Young School for 10 years. He was president of District 11 of the Fayette County Sunday School Assn. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Betty Bigham McClain; two sons, George, Jr. and Bruce, at home; a daughter, Jerene, at home; five brothers, Sheldon of East Springfield, Pa., Orval of Uniontown, Chester of Indian Head, Harry of Williamsport and Glenn of Tionesta; and two sisters, Mrs Russell (Altha) May of South Connellsville and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Martin of Melcroft. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Swisher and Mrs. Helen Glotfelty.


McCLAIN— Friends of George F. McClain of Normalville, who died Friday, Sept. 13, 1968, may call after 6 p.m. today at the Brooks Funeral Home at Indian Head, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Samuel Weibel and Harmon Shaw officiating. Interment in Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 14, 1968, page 11, columns 7 & 8

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Hannah McCLAIN ( -1921)

MRS. HANNAH S. M'CLAIN

   Mrs. Hannah Smitley McClain, 71 years old, died of a complication of diseases at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Carr, of Ferguson road, Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. McClain was the widow of Perry McClain and was well known in this community, having lived all her life in Dunbar township. For many years she has been an active member of the Methodist Protestant church of Dunbar, associated in church work in various lines, and will be greatly missed by that congregation. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Newton Martin, Mrs. Dennis Martin, and Mrs. Hugh Carr, Dunbar; Mrs. E. H. Walters, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Kate Stevens, Chicago; William, Grays Landing; Harry, Mount Braddock, and John in Greene county. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Louis L. Smitley, Irishtown; George Smitley, Pechin; Mrs. Mary S. Morris, Ferguson; Mrs. Thomas Jose, Dunbar; A. L. Smitley, Irishtown; Jacob Smitley, Layton, and Reuben Smitley of Arkansas. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 o'clock from the Carr home with services at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Protestant church, with Rev. O. W. Belton officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 26, 1921, page 2, column 5

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Harold McCLAIN (1920-2009)

   Harold "Toby" McClain, age 89, of Brownsville, Pa., went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 29, 2009, from his home. He was born March 31, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., the seventh child of eighteen born to Jesse McClain and Blanche Tishue Bryner McClain. "Toby" served in the Military during World War II. He graduated from the now former Redstone High School in Republic, Pa. Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., West Virginia University, and also California University of Pennsylvania. He was a well respected and liked teacher, principal, and superintendent of the Beth Center School District. He helped his wife Edith in her hair salon in his free time. The First Christian Church of Republic was one of the most important things in Toby's life. He was a good and faithful servant of his Lord all his life. He was honored to be an Elder Emeritus for his long, dedicated service. A long time resident of the Brownsville area, "Toby" was active in the affairs of the area. He was also a member of the Brownsville Masonic Lodge. "Toby" was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edith Trevellini McClain. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by the following siblings Charles McClain, Mildred Cingota, Lois Highburger, Jesse McClain Jr., Edna Monovich, Billy McClain, John McClain, M. Faye McClain, Patricia Davis, Gene McClain. He is survived by his two brothers: Ralph (Nona) McClain, San Diego, California and James (Lee) McClain, Finleyville, Pa.; his sisters: Mary Jane (Tom) Beal of Merrittstown, Pa., Sally (Joe) Gwaltney of Augusta, Georgia, Jackie Johnson of Hiller, Pa., and Donna (James) Terrace of Merrittstown. He was a very much loved and respected uncle to forty-seven nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 19 Legion Street, Republic, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in the FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Republic, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with his Pastor, the Rev. J. W. Hormell, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Toby's name may be made to the First Christian Church, Handicap Parking Project, Post Office Box 811, Republic, PA 15475.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Harry L. McCLAIN (1888-1961)

McCLAIN, HARRY L.— Aged 72, Lemont Furnace, R.D. 1, died in his home, Tuesday afternoon, May 9, 1961. Born November 12, 1888 in Dunbar Township, he was a son of the late Perry and Hannah Smitley McClain. He is survived by his wife, Pearl McClain; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Williams, Lemont Furnace; Mrs. Zelda Jackson, Ohiopyle; three sons, Willard and Harold, Lemont Furnace; Eugene, Lorain, O.; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Jack McClain, New Geneva; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis Martin and Mrs. Newton Martin, Dunbar. Friends will be received after 7 o'clock this evening in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lewis Hunter will officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 10, 1961, page 15, column 8

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Henry Leroy McCLAIN, Jr. (1970-1996)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Henry Leroy McClain, Jr.

Age 26, of Lake Lynn
   1988 graduate of Tri-Valley High School
   Died as the result of an auto accident
   U.S. Army veteran who served in Desert Storm with C-92 Engineer Batt.
   Born—– November 2, 1970, Uniontown
   Died—– November 23, 1996
   Father– Henry Leroy, Sr.
   Mother– Donna Eberhart McClain
   Spouse– Patty
   Children– Henry Leroy, III


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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James P. McCLAIN (1911-2004)

   James P. "Jim" McClain, 92, of Smithfield, Pa., died suddenly on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born August 24, 1911, in Oliver, Fayette County, Pa., son of Charles D. McClain and Margaret Hoye McClain."Jim" was a Heavy Equipment Operator with Operating Engineers Local 66 and Labor Union Local 1058 until his retirement and a local Farmer in the Smithfield area where he and his family lived all of their life. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Louise McClain Schreckengost, brother, Perry McClain, daughter-in-law, Mary Louise McClain, and close brother-in-law, John Gerard. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rose Gerard McClain; two sons: Lee McClain of Uniontown, Pa., and Charles McClain and wife Carol of Smithfield, Pa.; three grandchildren: Charles McClain Jr. and wife Betty of McClellandtown, Pa., Dolly McClain of Uniontown, Pa., and Sara Reinhart and husband Bob of Smith field, Pa.; three great grandchildren: Charles McClain III, Leanne McClain and R. J. Reinhart; and two sisters: Mabel Lloyd of Farmington, Pa., and Beatrice Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida. The Family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, March 31, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Philip Elliott officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 29, 2004

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Jesse V. McCLAIN, Sr. (1885-1964)

J. V. McCLAIN Dies April 1, 1964

Jesse V. McClain, 78, of Republic, died in his home. He was born April 17, 1885 in Dunbar, the son of the late John and Lois Swope McClain. A retired miner he last worked at the Alicia marine ways of the Hillman Barge and Construction Company. A resident of Republic for fifty years, he was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Blanche Bryner McClain; 15 children; three brothers including Charles of Smithfield R.D. and Frank of Allison; a sister, Virginia McClain of Dunbar; 45 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


From the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar, PA,
Newspaper and date unknown


J. V. McClain Passes Away

Jesse V. McClain, Sr., 78, of Republic, died in his home last night. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Republic. Mr. McClain was a retired coal miner. Mr. McClain is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche Bryner McClain; nine daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cingota, Brackenridge; Mrs. Lois Highburger, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Edna Monovich, Allison; Mrs. Betty Racan, Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Mary Jane Beal, Republic; Mrs. Sally Gwaltney, Fort Meade, Md.; Mrs. Jacqueline Johnson, Clarksville; Mrs. Patricia Davis, Langley Field, Va., and Mrs. Donna Terrace, Parma, Ohio; six sons, Charles, Uniontown R. D. 4; Jesse, Jr., New Castle; Harold, Brownsville; Ralph, San Diego, Calif.; James, Finleyville, and Gene, Republic; 45 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three bothers and a sister. He was preceded in death by three children. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, after 7:30 tonight. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Brownsville, Tri-County Edition, Uniontown, PA,
Thursday, April 2, 1964, page 3, column 5


McCLAIN, JESSE V.—Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, until Sunday at 11 a.m. and in the First Christian Church, Republic, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. the hour of service. Re. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Brownsville, Tri-County Edition, Uniontown, PA,
Friday, April 3, 1964, page 10, column 5

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John Benjamin McCLAIN (1881-1971)

McClain, John Benjamin, age 90 years of New Geneva died at his home Tuesday morning, June 1, 1971, following a lingering illness. He was born in Dunbar, March 7, 1881, the son of the late Perry and Hannah Smitley McClain. He is survived by his wife Fannah H. McClain. Friends are being received at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Rev. A Snair will officiate. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1971, page 29, column 8

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John L. McCLAIN ( -1974)

McCLAIN, JOHN L.— Age 84, a resident of Point Marion, died Friday, October 4, 1974 in his home. He was a son of the late Millard Filmore and Philenna Hunter McClain. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Point Marion, a deacon of the church, and Elder Emeritus, a teacher of the Men’s Bible class, and was Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was formerly employed with the McClain Sand Co., until his retirement, and was a lifelong member of Valley Lodge 459, F&AM, 32nd Degree Mason, fifth-year veteran member of I.O.O.F. 1173, Point Marion, and a veteran of World War I, having served in the United States Army. Surviving are his wife, Estella Bundy McClain; one brother, Keiser McClain of New Martinsville, West Virginia. Preceding him in death were a brother, Fred McClain; four sisters, Mrs. Alverda Guyaux, Mrs. Dora Pearson, Mrs. Maida Burchinal, and Mrs. Juanita McCarnes. The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from noon to 1, 3 to 5, and 7 to 9 p.m., and until Monday at 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Vinson Adkins, Minister of First Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. I.O.O.F services will be conducted Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home, and Masonic services will be Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Funeral home, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Christian Church, Point Marion.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, October 5, 1974, page 19, column 7


McCLAIN, JOHN L.— The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, today until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Vinson Adkins, Minister of First Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Christian Church, Point Marion.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 7, 1974, page 25, column 8

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Justin C. McCLAIN (1988-2011)

Justin C. McClain
Indian Head

Justin C. McClain, 22, of Indian Head, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 28, 2011. He was born Nov. 23, 1988, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Donald R. and Wanda L. Pritts McClain, of Indian Head. Justin was a lifelong resident of Indian Head. He was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School with the class of 2006 and was attending plumbing school in Irwin. He was employed as a plumber by DiPaola Quality Climate Control of Melcroft. Justin was a member of the Millertown Community Church. In addition to his parents, Justin will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his sister, Kayla McClain, of Indian Head; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Thelma McClain, of Indian Head; his paternal great-grandmother, Gayle Kinneer, of Mt. Pleasant; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Justin was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Elva Pritts. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CLYDE BROOK S FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Jimmy Talton officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Lee Roy McCLAIN Stone  (1878-1956)

McCLAIN, LEE ROY— Aged 78 of Pt. Marion, died Friday, June 8, 1956, at 12 noon in his home, Cheat River Road. He is survived by his wife, Anna K. McClain and these children: Richard L., Santa Monica, Calif; Marcelite M. Hall, Dearborn, Mich.; Katherine M. Martin, Uniontown; N. Janice M. Braddee at home; Capt. Bruce McClain, Nurnberg, Germany; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Friends will be received after 10 a. m. today in the Conn Funeral home, Pt. Marion, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Joseph Fleshman officiating. Interment will be in Pt. Marion cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 9, 1956, page 2, column 8

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Lois Ephinda McCLAIN Stone  (1851-1934)

Mrs. Lois McClain Dies

Mrs. Lois Ephinda McClain died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, at the home of her son, Charles McClain, of Smithfield. Mrs. McClain was the widow of John McClain, Civil War veteran. She was 82 years of age and was a resident of this community for about 65 years, having a wide circle of friends here. Surviving are the following children; Mrs. Mary Kelly of Connellsville, Charles McClain of Smithfield, P. C. McClain and James McClain of Uniontown, Jesse McClain Republic, Miss Virginia McClain and Frank McClain of Dunbar, Philip McClain of Dubois. Also surviving are 42 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Enoch Gurnsworth of Perryopolis, Mrs. Harriet Hart of Brownsville, Mrs. Margaret Beeman of Wheeling; Frank Swope of Boswell and Ford Swope of Connellsville. The funeral will be held at the home of Charles McClain of Smithfield at 2 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R. G. Manley of Republic officiating. Interment will take place in Mt. Auburn Cemetery here. James T. Burhans has charge of the funeral.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 14, 1934, page 2, column 2


McClain Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois E. McClain who died at the home of her son, Charles McClain, of Smithfield, early Saturday morning, were conducted on Tuesday afternoon with many relatives and friends in attendance. Rev. W. H. McKinney of the Central Christian church, Uniontown, officiated. Members of the church choir sang. Pallbearers were Charles McClain, John McClain, Perry McClain, Clarence McClain, John McClain, (two John McClains), and Snyder Kelly, all grandsons. There were a number of floral tributes. The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Auburn cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 16, 1934, page 5, columns 1&2

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Lois Virginia McCLAIN (1886-1960)

Exposure Victim
Body of Dunbar Woman,
Missing Four Years, Found
In Mountains by Hunter

   Remains of a body found Monday morning by a hunter in the mountains south of Dunbar have been identified as those of Mrs. Lois Virginia McClain, elderly Dunbar woman who had been missing since March 1960. Oliver W. Martin of Dunbar found the remains, partially covered by a coat, at 9 a.m., in Irishtown, in a heavily-wooded area. When the victim disappeared four years ago, it was believed that she was on her way to visit his parents, Dennis Martin, since deceased, and Mrs. Agnes Martin, now of Dunbar, who at the time lived in the Irishtown area. Mrs. David Foltz of Connellsville, a niece of the missing woman, identified the coat found with the body as one she had given her aunt in 1960. Also used to establish identification were a torn dress, a pair of glasses and dentures. The victim apparently became lost and died of exposure, according to state police and Deputy Coronor F. Todd Burhans of Dunbar. At the time an unsuccessful search was conducted in a heavy snowstorm. She was born Sept. 12, 1886, in Dunbar Township, near where the body was found. She was a daughter of the late John and Lois Swope McClain. Surviving are a son, William of Dunbar; two brothers, Frank of Allison and Charles of Smithfield, and a grandchild. A graveside service will be held Wednesday in Mt Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, with the Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiating.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, November 3, 1964, page 1, column 4

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Lottie Coleman McCLAIN (1879-1964)

MRS. LOTTIE MCCLAIN

   Mrs. Lottie McClain, 84, of Cheat Neck Road near Morgantown, W. Va., formerly of Dunbar, died Monday afternoon. She was born Oct. 26, 1879, at Dunbar, a daughter of the late William and Rachel Hawk Coleman. Surviving are three sons, Ted of Morgantown and Miles and Mont of Los Angles, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Provance of Point Marion and Mrs. Anges Levdasky of Morgantown; 18 grandchildren; a number of great- grandchildren; a brother, M. B. Coleman of Morgantown; two half-brothers, Francis and Charles Coleman of Mount Independence, and four sisters, Mrs. Mae Gettemy and Mrs. Rhonda Yauger and Mrs. Violet Yauger and Mrs. Elizabeth Louden of Lemont Furnace. The body is at the Burhans Funeral home at Dunbar, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. William Camp officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 15, 1964, page 15, column 5

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Lucy MCCLAIN Stone  (1869-1917)

  POINT MARION, March 15.— The funeral of Mrs. Lucy McClain, wife of L. G. McClain, was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. T. Kent, on Morgantown street, Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. There was a large number of relatives and friends who came to pay the last tribute. C. N. Jarrett, pastor of the Christian church of Morgantown (WV), conducted the service. He was assisted by Rev. Dr. King of the Baptist church of this city, and Rev. I. A. Barnes of the Methodist Protestant church. The pastor of the Christian church of Point Marion was out of town. The choir of the Christian church rendered the music. The quartet sang one selection which was requested by the deceased. Interment was made in the Point Marion cemetery. Among those attending from out of town were Mrs. Herbert Reyner, Mrs. Hollie Wilson, of Uniontown; Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Roberts, of Vanderbilt; Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Johns, of Morgantown; Mrs. Elizabeth Ely, of Vanderbilt; Mrs. Bailey and Frank Shriver, of Waynesburg.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 16, 1917, page 8

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Lulu McCLAIN Stone  (1864-1944)

McCLAIN, LULU G., died February 23, aged 84 years, widow of Marion McClain. She is survived by a son, Howard G. McClain, and a niece, Mrs. Ethlyn McClain, of 183 West Main St., City, and one grandson, Howard M. McClain of Pittsburgh. Friends received at the Johnston Mortuary, 65 N. Gallatin avenue, until the time of services Monday, February 28, at 2 p. m. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, February 26, 1944, page 7

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Mae Belle McCLAIN ( -1971)

McCLAIN, MAEBELLE ASHTON— Age 85 years of Lemon Wood Acres, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1971 at 7:55 P.M. in Uniontown Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, James in 1938. Surviving are the following children: Vadella McClain Danals of Uniontown; Elmona Moody of Chestnut Ridge; Florence VanDyke of Spanway, Wa.; James and John of Uniontown, Mrs. Richard (Joann) Franko of Uniontown. Also surviving are twenty-three grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, one brother, Walter Ashton, of Brownsville. She was preceded in death by a son Charles in 1943. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, West Main Street, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Tuesday, February 9, 1971, page 18, column 8


Mrs. McClain
Passes Away

   Mrs. Mae Belle McClain, 85, of 74 Lemon Wood Acres, died last night in Uniontown Hospital. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Friends will be received in the Edward K. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., 7 to 9 p.m. Tomorrow, 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., the hour of service, with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 9, 1971, page 18, column 8


McCLAIN, MAE BELLE— Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 7 to 9; Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and on Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 10, 1971, page 25, column 8

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MINNIE MCCLAIN died in 1936.

The funeral for Mrs. Minnie McClain, fifty seven years old, who died Sunday night at 9:45 p.m. at her home, at 69 East Church Street Uniontown, of complications will be held Wednesday afternoon. The body was removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs John McClaran, 25 Johnson Avenue, Uniontown, where a brief service will be held at 1 o clock. A full service will be conducted at 2 o clock at Central Christian Church, Uniontown, with the Rev. W. H. McKinney, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. Mrs. McClain is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John West of Missouri, Mrs. Russell Brubaker of Dunbar and Mrs. John McClaren of Bobtown, one brother, George Sweargen of Mount Braddock and sister Mrs. Louise Matthews of Connellsville.

The Daily Courier, pg. 5

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bullet Nancy McCLAIN died in 1921. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

MRS. NANCY M'CLAIN
Mrs. Nancy Hagan McClain, died at one o'clock Saturday morning, March 11, 1921, from the infirmities of age. The deceased was the daughter of James and Rachael Hagan and was born in what is now South Union twonship, November 3, 1827, being a little more than 94 years of age. She was married to George McClain, May 15, 1845, and is the mother of eight children, three of whom survive. They are, Mrs. Rachel Killespie, of Dunbar; Mrs. Nancy Bradley, of 234 E. Main street, with whom she made her home, and James McClain, also of this city.
(handwritten date - March 12, 1921 )


Pearl Holland MCCLAIN (1893-1983)

McClain, Pearl— age 92, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Monday morning, Sept. 12, 1983, at her home. She was born April 22, 1893, daughter of the late William Harvey Holland and Sarah Jane McDowell Holland. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Williams of Uniontown; two sons, Harold and David A. Eugebe both, of Lemont Furnace; 15 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry L. McClain, and three sons; one daughter; one brother and two sisters. Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1983

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Pearl Wood McCLAIN (1879-1971)

MCCLAIN, MRS. PEARL WOOD— age 92, of Millsboro, died Saturday in Washington, Hospital Extended Care Service. She was born in West Virginia, May 6, 1879. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Mrs. Pauline Blacka and Mrs. Kathleen Keibler; grandchildren, Mrs. Jean Schmidt and Philip Way, Mrs. Doris Anerson, William Way and David McClain. Burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1971

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Peggie Lou MCCLAIN ( -1931)

PEGGIE LOU MCCLAIN

   Funeral services for Peggie Lou McClain, one month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry McClain who died Saturday morning at 7 o'clock of complications, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters, Betty, Robert and William, all at home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 26, 1931, page 2, column 3

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Percy James McCLAIN (1891-1950)

McCLAIN, PERRY JAMES (PETE)— aged 58, died at his home, 411 Jefferson Street, Connellsville, February 12, 1950 at 10:45 p.m. following a lingering illness. He was born in Dunbar Twp., July 9, 1891, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Perry J. McClain. He was a member of Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, American Milton L. Bishop Post of Connellsville and a former member of Eagles of Connellsville. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Long McClain of Connellsville. Funeral services will be held from the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Roy S. Cass of the First Methodist church of Connellsville officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park at Pennsville under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Home. Full military rites at the graveside by the combined posts of V. F. W. and American Legion of Connellsville.

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


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 13, 1950, page 2, column 1

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Commodore Perry McCLAIN ( -1904)

COMMODORE PERRY MCCLAIN OF DUNBAR LAID TO REST

He Received a Severe Wound In The Civil War Which Nearly Cost Him His Life

Dunbar, June 3, 1904--Commodore Perry McClain died in his home near Old Center Furnace at 11:50 o'clock Saturday night, May 28, of consumption; developed by acute pneumonia, age 59 years. Mr. McClain was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Augist 1862, in Co. I, West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. He was in many important engagements, and in September, 1864, in an unimportant battle at Wilson's farm, he was so severly wounded in the left shoulder that the humerus had to be removed, leaving no bone in that arm between the shoulder and the elbow.

His life at first was despired of, and the doctor in charge said he would have to take Scott's Emulsion or die. The emulsion would not lie on his stomach, so as regularly as the time drew taking it arrived he deposited the dose of emulsion in the slop jar and he began to improve at once. After nine months in the field hospital he was honorably discharged in June of 1865 "on account of wounds received in battle incapaciating "him for further military service.

Two of his brothers, John and James, were also in the service. After the close of the war, Dunbar Furnace then being built, caused the development of Irishtown ore mines and he came to those mines and in time got married to Miss Hannah Smitley, of this place. To them were born eleven children, nine of whom; Mrs. Kate Stevelison of New York, Mrs. Lottie Weir of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Eliza Carr of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. E. H. Walters, Mrs. Clarissa Martin, William, John, Agnes and Harrison of Dunbar, nine grandchildren are living.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., from the M.P. Church, the Rev. D.E. Minerd officiating. The old soldiers remains were laid by his fellow comrads to rest in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with honors of war. The sorrowing widow desires to express her sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their help and sympathy.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 3, 1904

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Roberta "Bertie" J. Martin McCLAIN Stone  (1920-2002)

   Roberta "Bertie" J. Martin McClain, 82, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Friday, September 13, 2002, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born January 23, 1920, in Youngstown, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Cambridge Martin and Minnie Blanche Landman Martin. "Bertie" was a Homemaker and Protestant by faith. Her husband, Harold McClain, son, Wendell Teddy Baker, grandson, Harold E. Baker, brothers, Jimmy, Merl, Lawrence, Donald "Pete", and Frank Martin, sisters, Thelma Vanorsdale, Mildred Williams, Virginia Martin, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by three children: Donald George Baker, Lawrence Baker and wife Margaret, and Linda Baker Leonard all of Lemont Furnace, Pa.; grandsons: Lawrence "Buck" Baker, Mark Baker, Wendell "Speed" Baker, and Ron Baker; granddaughters: Tereca Detrick, Dianna Shemmel, Donna Morrison, Marcia Glover, Bobbie Jean Baker, Patty Shore and Dorcy Norris; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Glass, Lemont Furnace; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 17, until 2 p.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating. Interment will follow in Roebuck Cemetery.


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

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Rose Gerard McCLAIN (1916-2008)

   Rose Gerard McClain, 91, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa. died suddenly at home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, February 24, 2008. She was born October 12, 1916, in Beechwood, W. Va., daughter of the late Peter Gerard and Vencinca Bolotti Gerard. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, James P. "Jim" McClain, one sister, Elizabeth, seven brothers, Joe, Bill, Frank, Dominick, John, Sunda, and Sam, and daughter-in-law, Mary Louise McClain. She was the last surviving member of her parent's immediate family. Surviving are her loving children: Lee McClain, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and Charles McClain and wife, Carol, of Smithfield, Pa.; three grandchildren: Charles McClain, Jr., and wife, Betty, of McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., Dolly McClain, of Uniontown, Pa. and Sara Reinhard and husband, Robert, of Smithfield, Pa., and three great grandchildren: Charles McClain, III, Leanne McClain, and R.J. Reinhard. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., today 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, February 28, 2008 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Philip Elliott, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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Roy E. McCLAIN (1910-1988)

   Roy E. McClain, 78, of 129 Fourth Ave., Scottdale, died Friday in Frick Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Agnes D. Janesko McClain; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Kubic of Amherst, Ohio, and Mrs. Rick (Lois) Milliron of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, and one brother, John (Jack) McClain of Norfolk, Va. Friends were received at Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale, where funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Notes from contributor:
   Born—– October 3, 1910, Scottdale
   Father– Edward McClain
   Mother– Hada Haherman McClain


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, November 12, 1988

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Susanna Soakie McCLAIN (1916-2003)

   Susanna Soakie McClain, 86, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Mount Braddock, Pa., died Friday, January 31, 2003 in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born October 29, 1916 in Johnstown, Pa., daughter of John and Susanna Soakie. Susanna was a retired Janitorial substitute from Laurel Highlands School District and an avid bingo player. Her husband, Milton McClain, and parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her beloved children: Loretta McClain Holland and husband, Ben Holland, Charles McClain and companion Connie Winter, and Margaret McClain Sellong and husband, William Sellong, all of Uniontown, Pa., and Deborah McClain Tiggart, Coolspring, Pa.; former daughter-in-law, Linda McClain, Elizabeth, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, PA 15431, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, February 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating. Interment will follow in Cove Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to the Susanna Soakie McClain Memorial Fund, c/o Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Sunday, February 2, 2003

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Viola Ruble McCLAIN ( -2007)

   Viola Ruble McClain, 79, of Lake Lynn, Fayette County, Pa., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in her home. Surviving are her children and their spouses: Betty Jean and Bill McFadden, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., Henry and Donna McClain, of Lake Lynn, Bess and Chuck Hurtt, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., David and Lana McClain, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., Kathy Woody and Randy Wolfe, of Granville, W. Va., Viola Bair, of Lake Lynn, Janet and Bob Gidley, of Grafton, W. Va., Robert and Toni McClain, of Lake Lynn, and Arthur McClain and Alonda Wolfe, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa.; 29 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; brothers: the Rev. Charles Ruble, of Point Marion, and Carl Ruble, of Massachusetts; sisters: Albert Varano, of Smithfield, and Mary Ruble, of Fairchance. Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday until 1:30 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 9, 2007

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William A. McCLAIN (1914-2003)

   William A. McClain, 89, of Connellsville Township, died Oct. 27, 2003 at Highlands Hospital. He was born July 21, 1914, in Martinsburg, a son of the late Harry and Bertha McClain. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, the American Legion Post #301 and VFW Post #21. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy and achieving the rank of chief machinist’s mate. He received numerous medals while fighting on Midway Island and Omaha. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Kriger McClain; a daughter, LeAnna Collier of Miami, Fla.; a step-son, William Kriger of Everson; two grandchildren, Robin and Cheryl Collier of Miami, Fla., and a sister, Neomi Dove, of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Victor McClain. Family and friends will be received at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 Fairview Ave., Connellsville, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service in the funeral home, with the Rev. Roger Richter officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery by the American Legion Post #301, the VFW Post #21 and the Trotter Legion #762.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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William J. MCCLAIN died in 1926. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCLAIN, WILLIAM J.
SCOTTDALE, July 7—William J. MCCLAIN, 29 years old, died at his home in Fifth avenue yesterday from pneumonia.  He was employed for several years as a chauffeur for the BRENNEN family.  He was a member of the Fourth Ward Fire Department.  His wife and two children and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George McCLAIN of Scottdale, survive.  Courier Thurs. 7-15-1926


William J. MCCLAIN (1917-1995)

   William J. McClain, 78,of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Nov. 29,1995, in the Fayette Health Care Center, Uniontown. He was born April 21,1917, in Pittsburgh. Mr. McClain was a retired foreman of Rack Engineering Company of Connellsville, a member of St Aloysius R.C. Church, Dunbar. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Johnson and her husband Richard of Ruffsdale; a stepson, Gary Owens and his wife Beverly of Dunbar; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. He was predeeded in death in 1986, by his wife Veronica Younkin McClain. Friends will be received in Burhans Crouse Funeral Home, Dunbar. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 30, 1995

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Willard H. McCLAIN (1913-1974)

MCCLAIN, WILLARD H.— Age 60, a resident of Dunbar R.D. 2, died in the Connellsville General Hospital on Friday afternoon April 12, 1974. He was born at Dunbar on July 13, 1913, a son of Pearl McClain and the late Harry L. McClain. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mt. Braddock Sportsman Club. Surviving besides his mother, are three daughters; Mrs. Walter (Mary) Baskobick of Uniontown; Mrs. James (Martha) DeBault, Jr. of North Ridgeville, Ohio; Miss Bonnie, at home; four sons, Harry Willard, United States Navy, Norfolk, Virginia, Raymond, United States Army, Fairmont, West Virginia, and William and David, both at home; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Harold of Lemont Furnace and Eugene of Dunbar; one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Williams of Lemon Wood Acres, Uniontown. Preceding him in death were his father and one son. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held today at 2 p.m. with Rev. Maybelle Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 15, 1974, page 29, column 7

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William Sander MCCLAIN died in 1948. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(47)

McCLAIN,WILLIAM SANDER, aged 72, died in the home of his niece, Mrs. Nell Bowers Burchinal, 27 Main St., Pt. Marion, Tuesday, March 2, 1948, at 10:30 a. m., following an illness of one month, having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage January 30. He was the son of the late Simeon L. and Equilla Cannon McClain. Surviving are one brother, L. R. McClain, of Pt. Marion; a niece, Mrs. Nell Bowers Burchinal, with whom he resided, and several other nieces and nephews. He was a devout member of the First Methodist church since early youth,John Leslie Bible Class and Epworth League. Friends will be received in the late home after noon today, where services will be conducted Thursday, March 4, at 2 p. m., with Rev. Fred Grimm officiating. Interment will be in the Pt. Marion cemetery, under the direction of E. J. Conn & Son, Pt. Marion,(PA).
(UNIONTOWN HERALD, March 3,1948; PG. 6)


Winfield S. McCLAIN ( -1995)

   Winfield S. McClain, age 86, of Lemont Furnace, R. D. 1, died Monday afternoon in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Arrangements will be announced by Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa.

Notes from contributor:
   Employed by– Eureka Brick Works, Mt Braddock
   Father– George McClain
   Mother– Mary Gettemy McClain
   Spouse– Lillian June Flowers McClain
   Children– Gerald, Alta McWilliams,and Mary Ellen Hatfield


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, September 11, 1995

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John William 'Porky' McCLAREN ( -1966)

J. W. MCCLAREN DIES SUDDENLY

  John William (Porky) McClaren of 122 Collins Avenue, Uniontown, a retired line foreman for West Penn Power Company, died at 8 a.m. Sunday in Uniontown Hospital. He was 73. He was employed by West Penn for 37 years and was a member of the Uniontown FOE No 828. His wife Mildred McClain McClaren died in 1952. Friends are being received after 7 p.m. tonight at the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 West Main Street. A requiem High Mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, June 6, 1966

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James McCLARY ( -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.

James McClary, aged about 60 years, lived in his own home in Dunbar near the Methodist Protestant church. He kept a little grocery store in part of his house. His married son, Thomas was one of the entombed. The latter lived at the mine and leaves a wife and small family. Dominick McClary, clerk in the Dunbar Furnace Company’s store, is another son.

BURYING THE DEAD
The Bodies of Shearen and Hay Laid Away
Many Pathetic Scenes

The funeral of the two victims, whose bodies were first recovered, occurred on Wednesday. Shearen, the fire boss was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic church and the funeral was in charge of Father Malady. At 10 o’clock the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Dunbar. The funeral was attended by a large number of the dead man’s friends and those of his follow workmen who had escaped the great disaster, besides many sight-seers and visitors. Directly across from the cemetery, on the hill stands the home of John McClary, who with his son, Thomas, perished in the mine. When Shearen’s body was being lowered into the grave, McClary’s wife and children, who were sitting on the porch, could not restrain their grief, and their loud sobs were heard clear over to the road.


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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Thomas McCLARY ( -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.

James McClary, aged about 60 years, lived in his own home in Dunbar near the Methodist Protestant church. He kept a little grocery store in part of his house. His married son, Thomas was one of the entombed. The latter lived at the mine and leaves a wife and small family. Dominick McClary, clerk in the Dunbar Furnace Company’s store, is another son.

BURYING THE DEAD
The Bodies of Shearen and Hay Laid Away
Many Pathetic Scenes

The funeral of the two victims, whose bodies were first recovered, occurred on Wednesday. Shearen, the fire boss was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic church and the funeral was in charge of Father Malady. At 10 o’clock the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Dunbar. The funeral was attended by a large number of the dead man’s friends and those of his follow workmen who had escaped the great disaster, besides many sight-seers and visitors. Directly across from the cemetery, on the hill stands the home of John McClary, who with his son, Thomas, perished in the mine. When Shearen’s body was being lowered into the grave, McClary’s wife and children, who were sitting on the porch, could not restrain their grief, and their loud sobs were heard clear over to the road.


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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DeWaldt C. McCLAY ( -1941)

DeWALDT C. McCLAY

   DeWaldt C. McCray, 45, of McKeesport, former resident of Connellsville, died Thursday at Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall. Mr. McClay was born in Connellsville, a son of George S. and Jessie Hicks McClay.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 10, 1941, page 5, column 3

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William Seaton MCCLAY died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William Seaton McClay, about 63 years old, a well known figure in this section and a member of one of the oldest families in Fayette County, passed away yesterday in his home in 218 East Main street after an illness dating back to last March.
Mr. McClay was the son of Henry and Annie Archibald McClay, both deceased. He was engaged in civil engineering for many years.  In politics, Mr. McClay was a staunch Democrat and an active worker for his party.  He was a County viewer for about 15 years and was a member of the first board, being appointed by Judge R. E. Umbel and from that sought in that particularly public service.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Iva Rhodes McClay, Mr. McClay is survived by one son, William Allen McClay; two brothers, Edward of Hyattsville, Md., and George McClay, of McKeesport, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cramer of East Liberty, Mrs. Effie Beeson of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Margaret Rankin of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. E. A. Hodil, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot at Waynesburg, Ohio, on Monday.
Friends are requested to omit flowers.
(Standard - July 2, 1927)


Commodore McCLEAN ( -1871)

   On Tuesday morning last, at 7 o’clock, Commodore McClean died very suddenly in North Union township, in the 90th year of his age. The Commodore was familiarly known in this neighborhood, being of a lively and eccentric turn, and up to the day of his death was apparently as active as a boy. He was the son of Col. Alexander McClean, who was Register and Recorder of this county from the organization of the county to the time of his death, a period of about 40 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 26, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 42, page 3, column 2

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George MCCLEAN died in 1871. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DEATH FROM LOCKJAW.—George McClean son of Samuel McClean of North Union township, had his great toe frozen the first week in January, and two weeks later had it frozen again, after which he complained of stiffness in the jaw and back of the neck. —Drs. Smith and John Fuller were called and pronounced it lock-jaw. the young man lingered in great agony until Friday the 27th ult., when death put an end to his sufferings. Age, 24.
Genius of Liberty. Feb. 2, 1871.


John MCCLEAN died in 1869. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
McClean—Near Chill, Hancock county Illinois, on the 13th of July, John McClean in the 82d year of his age.
Deceased was born in Uniontown in the year 1788, and resided in North Union township in this county for many years. He removed to Illinois about fifteen years ago. He was a son of Col. Alex. McClean of revolutionary fame, and long the Register and Recorder of this county, having been appointed to this office, upon the organization of Fayette County. The deceased was familiarly known in this town and its vicinity as "Uncle Jack," and was a brother of Commodore McClean at the Trestle Work in North Union township.
Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Aug. 19,1869.


Joseph McCLEAN ( -1865)

DEATHS

  McCLEAN— At his late residence in Uniontown, on Thursday, May 11, 1865, JOSEPH McCLEAN in the 85th year of his age. Deceased was highly esteemed, by all who knew him for his sterling honesty and unobtrusive walk and conversation. He was born and raised near Uniontown. His character was that of an honest, moral and upright man. He was not a church member but was raised under Presbyterian influences; his father, James McClean, having been an Elder in the Laurel Hill Congregation more than half a century ago, and his early impressions inclined him in after life strongly in the direction of the Presbyterian faith. His last hours were cheered by the presence of a devoted family in whose midst he died, and in whose presence he expressed a hope of rising to that immortal state in which there is neither sickness, sorrow nor death. Among the many relations and friends who followed the remains to their final resting place was his bereaved wife the companion of his long and honest life in the 78th year of her age, who though separated from him yet a little while will doubtless, ere long, be reunited with him in bonds that have no end.    COM.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, May 18, 1865, Vol. V, No. 15, page 2, column 6

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Nancy MCCLEAN died in 1856. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
On the 31 inst., (??) in South Union township, Mrs. Nancy McClean, wife of Stephen McClean, in the 69th year of her age.
For many years, the deceased suffered from very severe rheumatic pains, confining her for the most part to her room, and finally wasting way her life. While in health she abounded in offices of kindness to those around her, and in the midst of her great afflictions was patient and submissive to the will of God. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in this place, and having lived an humble and self-distrusting life, was filled with peace and hope in death.—
"Blessed are the dead the die in the Lord."
Com.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, May 8, 1856.


Ramsey MCCLEARY died in 1893. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCLEARY,RAMSEY
Courier 11-10-1893


John MCCLELAND died in 1819. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

DIED
After an illness of 4 months on the 15 day of February, inst. at his re sidence in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, John McCleland in the 80th yea r of his age. He was amongst the earliest settlers in the western part o f the state of Pennsylvania. We deem it due to his memory, to say he wa s a sober pious man, useful citizen and a friend to his country, a tend er husband, and affectionate father and unexceptionable in point honour a nd honesty in al his transactions with the world and is much lamented b y his friends and connections.
The Genius of Liberty and American Telegraph.
Union Tuesday, March 2, 1819.
vol. I, No. 46, Pg 3, Col. 3


bullet Elias McCLELLAN died in 1871. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

M'Clellan,-On January 4th, 1871, Mr. Elias M'Clellan in the 64th year of his age.
Mr M'Clellan was on a visit to his brother Evan? M'Clellan Esq., of Rostraver township, when he was taken sick and grew bad so fast that he could not return to his home and family at Fredericktown Washington county Pa., but died at his brother's, after a great deal of suffering.
The Genius of Liberty, Jan 12, 1871


Mary Fullerton Larimer MCCLELLAN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Mary Fullerton Larimer McClellan, member of a pioneer Westmoreland county family and widely known in Fayette county, died suddenly at her home at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Cedar street, Irwin, at 1:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1937, of a heart condition superinduced by acute indigestion.
Mrs. McClellan, wife of Dr. Robert ? McClellan, had been in ill health ?? Sunday afternoon ?? passed away.
Mrs. McClellan was 74 years of age on April 13, 1937, having been born at Circleville, near Irwin, in 1863, the daughter of Hamilton and Hetty Taylor Larimer.  She had lived in Irwin and vicinity throughout her life.
Mrs. McClellan was active in the Long Run Presbyterian church throughout her lifetime. Following her marriage she identified herself also with the First Presbyterian church of Irwin. She was a charter and active member of the Century Club of Irwin.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter, John Price McClellan of Mount Pleasant, Dr. Robert H. McClellan of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Clara E. Beecham of Pittsburgh.  There are also five surviving grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the home in Irwin at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Samuel Blacher, assisted by Rev. C. W. Maus of the Long Run church and Rev. O. J. Fleming of the United Presbyterian church of Irwin.  Burial will follow in the Irwin Union cemetery.


Missourah MCCLELLAN ( -1930)

   Mrs. Missourah McClellan, 72 years old, wife of Amazi McClellan of Moyer, died this morning at the family residence. She had not been in good health for a long time and was confined to her bed for the past four years. In addition to her husband, three are four children surviving. They are Mrs. Wallace Nicholson of Connellsville, Melbourne at Youngwood, Albert at Brownsville and Mrs. Myrtle Everhart at home. Two brothers, Dempsey Freed of Uniontown and F. L. Freed of Connellsville, together with one sister, Mrs. Minnie Grimm of Connellsville also survive. There are thirteen grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon followed by a service at 2:30 o'clock at the Mount Olive Church. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December 10, 1930

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Amanda MCCLELLAND died in 1858. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED
On the 22d inst., George, only child of Joseph P. and Amanda McClelland, aged eight years and five months.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. April 1, 1858


Amos J. MCCLELLAND, Jr. (1922-2008)

   Amos J. McClelland, Jr., 85, of Sheffield Township, Ohio, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Community Regional Medical Center, in Lorain, Ohio. He was born June 8, 1922, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and had resided in Sheffield Township since 1949. Amos served with the United States Army during World War II as a Technician 5th Grade in Company C 36th Tank Battalion. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Amos worked at the B&O Railroad Roundhouse, in Lorain, for eight years, and then worked as a truck driver for Lorain House Lumber for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, in Elyria Township, Ohio, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed planting flowers and yard work.

   He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hortenze "Toots" McClelland (nee Tocchi); daughters: Barbara (Karl) Glick, of Lorain, and Dianne (Tom) Christopher, of Alpharetta, Georgia; grandchildren: Bryan (Jodi) Glick, of Lorain, Jennifer (Gus) Koehn, of Huron, Ohio, Marc (Jenie) Christopher, of Georgia, and Valerie Christopher, of Georgia; great-grandson, Brody Glick, of Lorain, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos J. McClelland, Sr., and Jessie McClelland (nee Harvey), brothers, Edgar and Robert McClelland, and sisters, Freda, Goldie, Lillian, and Catherine.

   Funeral services were held on March 25th, 2008 at the GLUVNA-SHIMO- HROMADA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, in Lorain. Online condolences may be made at www.gluvna.net


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, April 11, 2008

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Andrew Milton McCLELLAND ( -1935)

ANDREW MILTON M’CLELLAND

   Andrew Milton McClelland, lifelong resident of Redstone township, died at his home at 3:40 o’clock Friday morning from arthritis. He was a direct descendent of Colonel John McClelland on his paternal side. His mother, Rachel, Fulton, was a descendent of Robert Fulton, the famous inventor, who invented and navigated the first steam propelled boat up the Hudson river. Mr. McClelland has served on the Redstone township school board for 20 years. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret J. and three daughters, Mrs. F. L. Thompson and Mrs. Edward E. Brown of Redstone and Mrs. Edward E. Brown of Redstone township and Lillian Browning of Long Beach, Cal. Two grandchildren, Eleanor Thompson and Milton Thompson; two sisters, Lillian McClelland and Mrs. Thomas Reynolds of Pittsburgh and one brother, John McClelland of Youngstown, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the home, with Rev. Garner of the Presbyterian church in charge. Services at the cemetery will be private.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 11, 1935, page 2, columns 1 & 2

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Emma Jobes McCLELLAND (1882-1969)

MCCLELLAND, MRS. EMMA JOBES— Age 87 years, of 13 W. Wine St., died in the Uniontown Hospital Sunday, August 24, 1969, after a lingering illness. The daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Mary Inks Jobes, she was a member of the Central Christian Church, the Loyal Daughters Sunday School Class, the Ladies Aid, and the W. C. T. U. of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. McClelland in 1943 and a daughter, Mary Catherine in 1928. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. V. A. (Henrietta) DeVan of Hopwood, Walter Vernon, Dana Eugene, Sr., and Evelyn June Dennis, all of Uniontown, Wesley Dale of Eau Gallie, Fla., and Mrs. T. L. (Dorothy) Farmer of Detroit, Mich.; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Harold (Grace) Mowl of Washington, Pa., Mrs. George (Berta) Bowlin of Uniontown, Mrs. W. R. (Ethyl) Walters of Wilkinsburg, Mrs. Walter (Jessie) Whetsel of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Thomas (Alice) Stanford of McKeesport; two brothers, Virgil Jobes of McKinney, Tex., and Oliver Wendell Jobes of Orwell, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 7 to 9 PM, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM and Wednesday until 11 AM, the hour of service with Rev. Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.

Notes from contributor:
   Born—– April 16, 1882 North Union Township


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 25, 1969, page 21, column 7

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John D. McCLELLAND ( -1870)

KILLED ON THE RAILROAD— John D. McClelland, of Connellsville, was thrown from a moving freight train near Fraulston Station, P. & C. R. R., on Tuesday, the 18th inst., run over and instantly killed. The deceased was married and has a family. He had been in the employ of the railroad company only a month. The wheels of the moving train passed over his left leg near the thigh, crushing it terribly.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 20, 1870, Vol. III, No. 2, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Lou Violet McCLELLAND Stone  (1888-1954)

   Mrs. Ray Violet McClelland, 66, died Monday morning in Uniontown. She was the wife of Ray McClelland.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, August 17, 1954, page 2


McCLELLAND, LOU VIOLET, age 65 years, died Monday morning, Aug. 16, 1954, at 5:40 o’clock in the Uniontown Nursing Home. She was the wife of Ray McClelland of Searights. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Robert S. of Waltersburg, one daughter, Mrs. Delk (Virginia) Batson of Austria, two brothers, Morgan Chalfant of Chestjut Ridge and Arthur Chalfant of West National Pike, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur Chalfant. Friends are being received in the home of her son, Robert in Waltersburg, until Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the hour of service with Reverends J. L. Black and R. E. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Acklin Cemetery under the direction of C. B. Dearth Sons, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, August 17, 1954, page 2, column 8

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Louella Ida Grace McCLELLAND (1936-1995)

LOUELLA McCLELLAND

   Louella Ida Grace McClelland, 59, of Dawson, died Wednesday, March 15, 1995, in Highlands Hospital & Health Center Connellsville. She was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Dawson R.D., daughter of the late Charles and Ruby Sullenberger Rimel. Mrs. McClelland was a member of the Spring Grove Union Sunday School. Surviving are her husband, Robert; one daughter, Wanda S. Christman of Dawson; one son, Terry Lee McClelland of Dawson; four grandchildren; four sisters, Lulu Belle Rimel of Dawson; Mrs. Harry J. (Janice) Halfhill of Vanderbilt, Mrs. George (Gloria Jean) Lilley of Connellsville R.D. 1, Mrs. Francis N. (Connie) Hatter of Connellsville; five brothers, Charles Rimel and Barry Rimel, both of Dawson R.D., Raymond K. Rimel of Harrisburg, Lewis F. Rimel of El Paso, Texas and Dennis S. Rimel of Connellsville; and two half sisters, Martha J. Gerber of California and Mrs. Betty Schomer of Connellsville; In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Sproat. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson, today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, in the Funeral Home. Officiating minister is the Rev. Richard Patton. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1995

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Minerva McCLELLAND died in 1853. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On Wednesday the 7th inst., Minerva, only daughter of J. P., and Amanda McClelland, in the sixth year of her age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Sep. 22, 1853
Vol 2. No. 23, Pg 3, Col. 2.


Ray A. 'Shorty' McCLELLAND Stone  (1884-1955)

RAY A. McCLELLAND

   Ray A. (Shorty) McClelland, 70, died Thursday afternoon in the home of a son, Robert S. McClelland of Waltersburg with whom he had been living. Deceased was born in Menallen township and had spent his entire life there. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and Taylor Local 6299, UMWA. His wife, Mrs. Lou Violet Chalfant McClelland, died on August 19, 1954. In addition to his son, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Delk (Virginia) Batson of Austria; three grandchildren; two brothers, William of Brownsville and Ewing of Masontown; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Bell of Masontown and Mrs. Ellen Woodward of Grindstone. The funeral service will be held at the home at Waltersburg at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. J. Myatt officiating. Interment will be in the Acklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 2, 1955, page 2, column 5

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Walter Vernon McCLELLAND (1909-1996)

WALTER VERNON MCCLELLAND

   Walter Vernon McClelland, 86, of Uniontown, died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996 in Lafayette Manor. He was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Uniontown, a son of Walter B. and Emma Jobes McClelland. Mr. McClelland was a member of the Central Christian Church. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 20 where he had served as a past Governor and earned the Pilgrims degree. His other memberships included Hutchinson's Sportsman Club, Faternal Order of Eagles No. 828, and teamsters Local 491. Mr. McClelland was a lifelong trucker who drove for Capp Trucking Company until his retirement. He is survived by a daughter, Arlene Fullen and her husband, Charles and a son Harry McClelland and his wife Patty, all of Uniontown; five grandsons, Charles V. Fullem, David E. Fullem, Douglas A. Fullem, Daniel E. Fullem, and Kenneth S. McClelland; four great-grandchildren, three sisters; Henrietta Devan of Uniontown, Dorothy Farmer of Clinton Twp., Michigan and June Everly of Winter Haven, Fl.; one brother, Dale McClelland of Indialantic, Fl. Mr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eleanor Elleard McClelland on Oct. 18, 1995, a sister, Mary Catherine McClelland and a brother Dana E. McClelland, Sr. The family will receive friends at Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, today Oct. 21 from 10-11 a.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Logston. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, October 21, 1996

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Ada McCLINTOCK ( -1956)

Mrs. Ada McClintock, 78 of Ellwood City, formerly of Connellsville, died at 8 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are three children, Melvin K. of Connellsville, Mrs. Kay Long of Wilkinsburg, Mrs. Margaret Brewer of California. Funeral services will be held at Ellwood City at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be Hill Grove Cemetery in this city.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 20, 1956, page 2, column 4

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Bertha P. Duncan McCLINTOCK (1928-2010)

Bertha P. McClintock
Connellsville

Bertha P. (Duncan) McClintock, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home with loving family members at her side. She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late James and Edna (Burnsworth) Stull. She was protestant by faith. She and her husband, Robert, were the owners of Duncan Bottled Gas, Inc., Mt. Pleasant. She was a member of the National Federation of Independent Business and was a proud supporter of many local youth groups. Bertha was affectionately known as Toots to her family and friends. Besides her parents, Bertha was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas E. Duncan Sr.; siblings, Edith Comek, Gladys Brown, James "Hiram" Stull, Betty Welsh and Dora Karfelt. Bertha is survived by her husband, Robert McClintock. She was the beloved mother of son, James Duncan Sr. and wife, Nancy, of Connellsville, and their children, James Duncan Jr. and his wife, Adrialee, and their sons, Andrew and A.J. of Uniontown, Tammy Stern, Ed. D., and her husband, Christopher, and son, Cameron, of North Huntingdon, Robert Duncan, Pharm. D., his wife, Holli, and their son, Trenton, of Hurricane, W.Va.; son, Thomas Duncan Jr. and wife, Maxine, of Connellsville, and their children, Christopher Robertucci and wife, Kristin, and their children, John and Olivia of Scottdale, Daniel Robertucci and sons, Noah and Nolan, Laura Hardik and husband, Joey, and their children, Haley and Austin, all of Connellsville, Anne Robertucci, Gary and their son, Jacob, of North Huntingdon, and Danielle Puchi, of Connellsville; daughter, Janie M. Holt and husband, Tim, of Greensburg, and their son, William T. Jones, of Connellsville; son, Patrick Duncan and wife, Lori, and their son, Michael, of Connellsville; and numerous special nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dennis Roser officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to Kathy Meyers, caregiver, and the Excela Health Hospice. To sign the guest registry please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Charles Oss McCLINTOCK, Jr. (1924-1974)

CHARLES MCCLINTOCK, JR.

   Charles (Oss) McClintock Jr., 50, of the YMCA, Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 30, 1924, at Connellsville, a son of Viola Stillwagon McClintock of 231 S. Carnegie Ave., Connellsville, and the late Charles McClintock. He was last employed as desk clerk at the Lee Hotel in Uniontown. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angie Costanzo McClintock; one daughter, Tamie Lee McClintock; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Beneke and Mrs. James (Emma) Lint both of Connellsville, and two brothers, Donald Mcclintock of Warren, Ohio, and Robert McClintock of Connellsville.


McCLINTOCK— Friends of Charles (Oss) McClintock of the YMCA, Uniontown, who died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1974, may call at the Powell Funeral Home, 508 S. Pittsburg St., Connellsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Today and after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. George Shultanbarger officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, August 2, 1974, page 4, columns 5 & 6

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Clair M. McCLINTOCK (1916-2005)

Clair M. McClintock
McClintock

Clair M. McClintock, 88, of Connellsville Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1916, in Dickerson Run, a son of the late Allen W. and Ida B. Zimmerman McClintock. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School in 1935 and was a veteran of World War II, having participated in the Italian Campaign and the Battle for Anzio, where he was wounded. He was the recipient of the Silver Star medal and the Purple Heart. He was retired as a manager for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and was manager of the Vanderbilt Wholesale and Retail Store. He was a member of the Walter Brown Post No. 21, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a life member and oldest member of the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his wife, Sarah E. Moon McClintock; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Diane McClintock Yesek and husband, James R., of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Kenneth R., Darrell and Paul Allen McClintock. There will be no visitation or public viewing. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in charge of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, October 18, 2005

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James McCLINTOCK (1893-1893)

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

James McClintock

White, male, 3 months old
   Born–May, 1893, New Haven
   Died–July 3, 1893, New Haven
   Father–George McClintock
   Mother–Camelia Cornelia W. McClintock
   Cause of death–Chlorea Infantum


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 117

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Margaret H. McCLINTOCK (1926-2010)

   Margaret H. McClintock, age 84, of Fredericksburg, Va., passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010. She was born on February 24, 1926 in Brownfield, Pa., a daughter of Andrew and Anna (Snyder) Chernok. Margaret was a long time member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Pa. Her parents, husband Creed W. McClintock, brothers Andrew Chernok, Joseph Chernok, Julius "Buddy" Chernok and a sister Mary Habina preceded her in death. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Christine M. McClintock and a sister Anna Marie Huff, along with several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. today, July 8, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday July 9, 2010 from 12-2 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Bernard Carl officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made in her memory to the Seva Foundation (specify the sight program), 1786 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 8, 2010

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Mary McCLINTOCK ( -1873)

  McCLINTOCK— Died Oct. 6th, 1873, at her residence in Georges township, Fayette co., Pa., Mrs. Mary McClintock, wife of John McClintock, dec'd., in the ?9th year of her age. [Ohio papers please copy]


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, November 20, 1873

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Milton E. McCLINTOCK (1926-1996)

MILTON McCLINTOCK

   Milton E. McClintock, 70, of Blasdell, N.Y., died Friday in Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Blasdell, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Cecelia (Dee) Rolek McClintock of Blasdell, N.Y.; two sons, Patrick McClintock of Florida and Terry McClintock of Buffalo, N.Y.; three daughters, Margaret (Peggy) Strickler of Derby, N.Y., Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Scarpace of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Franklin (Susan) Kimmins of Buffalo, N.Y.; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Coppula of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Robert (Ada) Walker of Connellsville; two brothers, Thomas McClintock of Nemacolin and James Patrick McClintock of Florida. Friends will be received in 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 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– January 20, 1926
   Died—– July 5, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July, 1996

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Raymond Oliver McCLINTOCK (1937-1995)

RAYMOND McCLINTOCK

   Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Raymond Oliver “Mac” McClintock, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., a son of the late Melvin and Anna McClintock, died Monday, Sept. 18, 1995, at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. He is survived by his wife, Lois H. Hominsky McClintock; two sons, Raymond S. McClintock of Pensacola, Fla., and Dan R. McClintock of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Shari L. McClintock of West Newton; three brother, Milton McClintock of Buffalo, N.Y., Thomas McClintock of Monessen and James P. McClintock of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Coppula of Mount Pleasant and Ada Walker of Connellsville; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Melvin McClintock in 1960 and by his mother, Anna McClintock, in 1984. Funeral services were at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, N.C. Burial was at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

Social Security Death Index for R. O. McClintock:
   Born—– April 1, 1937
   Died—– September 15, 1995

Notes from contributor:
   Enlisted –September 5, 1973
   Discharged –February 27, 1976


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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Thomas E. McCLINTOCK (1941-2011)

Thomas E. McClintock
Connellsville

Thomas E. McClintock, 70, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown. He was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Connellsville, a son of the late Melvin and Anna Walker McClintock. He was formerly employed by Goodwill Industries, and then by Wal-Mart in Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Antonia McClintock; a son, Thomas McClintock, at home; a sister, Ada Walker, of Connellsville; a brother, James P. McClintock, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, where services will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, April 12, 2011

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James MCCLOY died in 1919. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCLOY, JAMES
The funeral of James McCLOY, who died at his home at Hammondville, was held this afternoon from family residence.  Mr. McCLOY well known in this section. 
CourierThurs. 11-6-1919


Lydia Ann McCLOY ( -1943)

Died

MCCLOY, LYDIA ANN— aged 90 years, widow of Samuel McCloy, died October 22, 1943, at her home in Akron, Ohio. She was a resident of Uniontown for a number of years and had many friends in the vicinity. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Alverda Moyer, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Luella Jobes, of Uniontown; three sons, Benton, Akron, Ohio; James H., Uledi and Presley, Detroit, Mich. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by three sons: Alonzo, Alva, and Allen. Friends are being received at the A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown street, where services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. H. L. Davis officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 25, 1943, page 3, column 2

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Mary McCLOY ( -1929)

MRS. MARY McCLOY

   Mrs. Mary McCloy, aged 71 years, widow of John McCloy, died at her home at Fairbanks, Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at 5:30 o’clock. Mrs. McCloy was married twice. She is survived by two sons, Joseph McCloy, John McMurrough, Miss Anna McMurrough and Mrs. James Mullen; and five grandchildren.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 28, 1929, page 16, column 5

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Gladys Rush McCLURE ( -1995)

GLADYS McCLURE

   Gladys Rush McClure, 92, of Connellsville, died Sunday, May 14, 1995, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. E. Eugene Ankeny officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. The Order of Eastern Star No. 247 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Melissa A. MCCLURE died in 1923.

McCLURE, MELISSA A (GREEN) - August 25, 1856 - January 12, 1923

Melissa A. McClure died January 12,1923 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 17 days. She had been born near Smithfield, Fayette County Pa on August 25, 1856 to Rev J. H. and Nancy Jaco Green. She came to Kansas with her parents in March of 1870. She married James B. McClure of Mt. Morris, Greene County PA on June 6,1900. They located in Alva Okla, where they lived until the death of her husband, Nov 13,1915. After his death, she came back to Fort Scott, locating her home at 401 South Crawford Street. Mrs McClure, better known as Melissa Green, was identified with the public schools of Bourbon County as a teacher for twenty-five years, starting at the age of 16. Surviving her are one brother, Thomas Green of Shreveport La and five sisters. Mrs. Laura Bolinger, Clearwater Kas; Mrs. Mary E. Shelley, Independence Kansas; Mrs. Florence Bolinger, Shreveport La; Mrs. Minnie Pretz, Shreveport La and Mrs. Isa Green Page of Detroit Mich. One sister-in-law, Miss Mary McClure of Morgantown, WV and many nieces and nephews.

Fort Scott (KS) Daily Tribune Monitor, January 16, 1923

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Pvt. James F. McCLUSKEY ( -1919)

ERNEST MEESE DEAD
OF WOUNDS CASUALTY LIST TODAY SHOWS

Name of Private James F. McCluskey
of Morgan Among Those Dying From Disease

Article begins and continues with war statistics and names of soldiers.

  

Died from wounds—Private Ernest Meese (John M. Meese), Route 1, Brownsville.

Died of disease—Private James F. McCluskey (Henry McCluskey), Morgan.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 18, 1919, page 3, column 1


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

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

Other soldiers are listed before and after.

   Private James F. McCluskey, Morgan, disease.


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

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Kate S. McCOMBS died in 1934.

Mrs. Kate S. M'Combs summoned by death; funeral Thursday -

Mrs. Kate SHOTTS McCOMBS, widow of Milton A. McCOMBS, died Monday evening at 6 o'clock at her home at 315 North Pittsburg street. She had been seriously ill several weeks. She was a former resident of Scottdale and of near Greensburg. She is survived by one son, Dr. Edgar A. McCOMBS and one daughter Miss Alice K. McCOMBS, both at home. She was the last surviving member of her family. There will be a prayer Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, followed by the funeral service at 3:30 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church at Scottdale, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Scottdale cemetery; funeral director John H. D. Sibel will have charge.

Daily Courier, Tuesday May 9, 1934, page 5

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Mary Milholland McCONNELL ( -1936)

MRS JOSEPH MCCONNELL

   Mrs. Mary Milholland McConnell, wife of Joseph McConnell, died Friday morning at 5:30 o’clock at the home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sherrard, 417 Front Street, Northside, Brownsville, following a brief illness. She was a daughter of James and Mary Milholland of Pittsburgh. Mrs. McConnell resided in Connellsville for a number of years afterwards moving to New York City. Her husband and three children, Joseph Allison McConnell of Oak Park, Illinois; James of Cleveland and Mrs. Sherrard of Brownsville, survive together with five grandchildren and two brothers, H. C. Milholland of Pittsburgh and J. W. Milholland of Oak Park, Illinois. Mrs. McConnell was a graduate of Washington Seminary. Funeral services will be conducted privately at the Ross Funeral Home, Brownsville, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Homewood cemetery, Pittsburgh.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, June 27, 1936, page 5, column 4

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Frances B. McCONVILLE ( -1997)

FRANCES B. McCONVILLE

   Frances B. McConville, 91, of Smithfield and a native of Homestead, Pa., passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Uniontown Hospital. There will be no visitation. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under direction of the Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home Point Marion, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Georgianna McCORMACK ( -1870)

DIED

  McCORMACK— June 28th, 1870, of Dysentery, Georgianna, youngest child of Milton B. and Harriet McCormack, of Redstone township, aged 15 months.

“Hope looks beyond the … [Poem is illegible.]


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 30, 1870, Vol. III, No. 25, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Charles A. MCCORMICK Jr. died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Charles A. McCormick, Jr., aged 34 years and 7 months of 30 South Mt. Vernon avenue, died at 5:45 o'clock last evening in Uniontown hospital after a three weeks' illness of pneumonia.

Mr. McCormick, a popular young man of this city, is survived by one son, Lloyd, and a daughter, Betty, in addition to his mother, Mrs. Charles J. McCormick, and two brothers and two sisters, Searight and Robert McCormick, Miss Lenora McCormick and Mrs. Isabel Bowman.

Funeral services will be held at the McCormick residence, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Pallbearers will be Stewart Ramsey, Paul Dawson, Charles Semans, James Caulley, Robert Stauft and Lawrence Parshall.

Standard, January 12, 1935


Elizabeth A. McCORMICK ( -1906)

Miss Elizabeth A. McCormick

  Connellsville. April 9.— Miss Elizabeth A. McCormick, one of the oldest ladies of Connellsville, died Sunday evening at 6 o’clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. George W. Hite, on North Pittsburgh street, from apoplexy. She was born in Connellsville township and was a daughter of the late Provance McCormick. She resided in Connellsville practically all her life. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home. Rev. T. J. Edwards of Pittsburgh will officiate, assisted by Rev. A. A. DeLarme.


Morning News, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, April 10, 1906, Vol. I, No. 5, page 1, column 1-2

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Kenneth B. MCCORMICK died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Kenneth Bernard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ottis D. McCormick, of Wine street, died at 5 o'clock Friday, April 26, 1935, in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Addis, Sr., 34 Middle street.  Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mildred Lorraine and Ida Lillian, and a brother, Melvin McCormick.  Funeral services, which will be private, will be held this afternoon.  Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery.
(newspaper dated April 27, 1935)


Leonard W. McCORMICK ( -1926)

LEONARD W. McCORMICK

   Leonard W. McCormick, formerly of this city but for the past four years a resident of Winchester, Va., died on Sunday, January 17, 1926, of pneumonia, after an illness of a few days. Mr. McCormick was one of the prominent young business men of Winchester, having established himself in the coal brokerage business upon removing to that place. He was a member of the Kiwanis club and several other social and civic organizations of Winchester and to his wide circle of friends there, as well as in Uniontown, the news of his death comes as a severe blow. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian church of Uniontown. Mr. McCormick possessed a pleasing personality and an affable disposition which won him the friendship of all his associates. A business man of sterling integrity, he was rapidly winning for himself an endurable place in his chosen work and his early passing is a sad blow to his family, his relatives and his friends. Mr. McCormick was born at Uniontown, March 11, 1893, a son of the late Charles J. McCormick and Elizabeth Lenhart McCormick. On October 12, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Xie Lee Smith of Moundsville, W. Va., who together with two children, Leonard W. Jr., and Mary Ellen, survive. Mr. McCormick is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Lenhart McCormick; three brothers, Searight, Robert and Charles J. McCormick and two sisters, Lenora and Isabel McCormick, all of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 18, 1926, page 6, column 3

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Lulu MCCORMICK died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has reached Uniontown of the death, Thursday, July 9, 1931, of Mrs. Lulu McCormick, wife of Charles N. McCormick, in the Hollywood, Cal., residence.  Death came following a prolonged illness.
Mr. McCormick, who survives was an uncle of the late W. C. and George A. McCormick. Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCormick were former residents of Uniontown having at the time resided in Highland avenue.
Burial was in a Hollywood cemetery.
(Herald - July 18, 1931)


Margaret MCCORMICK died in 1926. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCORMICK, MRS. MARGARET
Mrs. Margaret McCORMICK, well-known resident of Uniontown, died Monday following a brief illness. 
Courier  Thurs. 7-8-1926


Michael McCORMICK ( -1901)

KILLED IN THE MINES

Two Miners Meet Death by a Slate Fall,
Two in Shafts

   Ephraim Dixon, Jr., of Oliver, was killed in the Revere mines near Uniontown, Thursday by being caught between the cars and the walls of the slope. He was 19 years old, and had been married only two weeks.

   Michael McCormick was killed at the Edenborn shaft in German township, Friday afternoon. He was about to lower a mule into the mines when he slipped and tumbled into the shaft, falling to the bottom, a distance of 500 feet. He leaves a wife and five children at Edenborn.

   William L. Cooley and Michael Sitz, a Slav, were killed in the Kyle mine near Fairchance of Friday afternoon. Cooley, who was a track layer, with another workman was taking down some slate roof in Sitz’s room. The later was a miner. Without warning a large mass of rock and slate from the roof fell, catching Cooley and Sitz. Joseph Shannaberger, the other workman, was seriously hurt by the fall. Cooley was Treasurer of the Georges township School Board and a respected citizen of that township. He is survived by a wife and several children. Sitz was married and leaves a wife and two children in the old country.

   Patrick McLaughlin, a well known resident of Dewey, was killed by a Baltimore & Ohio engine Saturday evening at Dewey. He stepped off one track for a passing train directly in front of an emgine coming in the opposite direction.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Morning, November 28, 1901, page 1, column 2

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Paul W. MCCORMICK obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Paul Wayne McCormick, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ottis D. McCormick of House 91, Leisenring No. 1, died in the Connellsville hospital Friday morning at 11:50 o'clock at the age of 19 months.  He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters:  Mildred, Ida Lillian, Melvin and William.  Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock with additional services in the Pleasant View church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Paul Waner MCCORMICK died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

The funeral service for Paul Waner MCCormick, 20 months old son of Mr and Mrs Otis D. McCormick, of Leisenring No. 1, who died Friday morning, in Connellsville State Hospital of pneumonia, will be held Sunday afternoon.  Burial will  be in Pleasant View Cemetery.  The namesake of the star outfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates ( Paul  Waner) is survived by his parents, two brothers, Melvin and William and two sisters, Mildred and Ida Lillian.  
Daily Courier, Saturday, Feb 5, 1938, page 5


Samuel O. MCCORMICK died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Samuel O. McCormick, of New Salem, one of Fayette county's most distinguished and active citizens, died suddenly last night in the Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh, a few hours after he was suddenly stricken while at the William Penn hotel.
Long recognized as a leader in industrial, financial and school affairs of the county, Mr. McCormick was one of the outstanding citizens of Fayette county.  He had not been in robust health for some time but his condition was not regarded as alarming and he went to Pittsburgh yesterday on a business trip.  While stopping at the William Penn hotel where he was to meet business associates, Mr. McCormick was suddenly stricken.  Friends and hotel attaches immediately went to his aide and he was rushed to the Shadyside hospital where death followed a few minutes after his admission to the hospital.  Death was attributed as due to a brain hemorrhage.  Mr. McCormick was 59 years of age.
In recent years, Mr. McCormick had devoted his principal attention to his dairy business, his dairy farm being recognized as one of the largest and most modern in Fayette county.
Mr. McCormick was the son of Elliot Evans and Elizabeth J. (Scott) McCormick, and was born in Redstone township on October 3, 1878.  After a preparatory education in the schools of his native township he entered Duff's Business college in Pittsburgh.  Returning to Redstone township he became associated with his father in the management of the large McCormick farm in Redstone township for two years remaining actively identified with agricultural pursuits.  He never lost his interest in Fayette county agriculture and in recent years devoted most of his attention to his farming interests.  He was active in agricultural and Grange affairs throughout his life.
In 1892, Mr. McCormick was employed by Jesse B. Brown, of New Salem, and in 1898 he entered the mercantile business and held a position with the Shamrock Supply Company.  In 1899 he accepted a position as assistant to construction superintendent of the Buffington plant of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, and later became identified with the Union Supply Company, serving that organization for two years.  He also served for two years with the Monongahela Railroad.  In 1906 he formed a partnership with Presley Stevenson, under the firm name of Stevenson and McCormick, dealers in feed and builders' supplies.  The next year he purchased his partner's interests. In 1921 he helped organize and became president of the Miners' State Bank of New Salem.  He became interested in a number of independent coal companies and was regarded as one of the leading coal operators and authorities on coal operations.  A few years ago he organized the Searights Transportation Company, operating bus lines out of Uniontown, New Salem, Searights, Keister, Royal, Smock, ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Herald - June 22, 1938)


bullet Sarah E. McCORMICK obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (11)

Mrs. Sarah E. McCormick, formerly of New Geneva, died Saturday morning at six o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Hemple in Morgantown, W. Va.  She was 89 years old.
She is survived by two sons, Edward J. and the Rev. Thomas Howard McCormick and two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Hemple and Mrs. Harry Davenport of New Geneva.
Funeral services will be held at the undertaking parlors of H. Sampson Neville in the East End, Pittsburg Monday afternoon at two o'clock.


Susan McCORMICK ( -1868)

Died

   At Connellsville, Pa., March 18th, 1868, Mrs. SUSAN, wife of Hon. P. McCormick, in the 68th year of her age. Mrs. McCormick united with the Regular Baptist Church at Connellsville in May 1828, and continued a consistent member of that Church until her death. Although she had been a great sufferer for many years, her friends did not anticipate that death was near until a few hours before her departure. Her end was peace.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 23, 1868, Vol. I, No. 16, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Dr. Alex H. MCCOY died in 1895. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(115)

McCOY. --- Dr. Alex H. McCoy died on Wednesday July 31st, 1895 at 2:55 P .M. He was born April 11th 1827. Interment will be at Normalville to-da y at 11 o'clock. Dr. McCoy leaves a widow and eight children, namely Ja mes H., John F., Marhsall D., Blanche and Laura
single, all residents of Springfield, Mrs. Joseph Haught of McClellandt own, Mrs. Tillie Kooser of Connellsville and Mrs. Mary Long of Normalvi lle. Dr. McCoy was among the best read physicians of the county, and ha d been practicing in Springfield for over 30 years. His loss will be de eply felt by the community, and his place as a physician will be hard t o fill. The people deeply sympathize with the bereaved. The Junior Orde r United American Mechanics,
Springfield Council No. 616 will conduct the funeral services. The Doct or was a member since the institution of that order in Springfield. Rev s. Fllon [?] and McClay will conduct the devotional exercises.


Elizabeth McCOY ( -1871)

DIED

  M’COY— After a short illness, on Friday evening, March 31, at 11 o’clock, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas McCoy, aged 68 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 13, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 14, page 3, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Mrs. Joseph MCCOY died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McCOY, JOSEPH; MRS.
MRS. JOSEPH McCOY, a life-long resident of Uniontown, died Tuesday.  Dod. 12-3-1918  Courier   Thurs. 12-5-1918


Mary Jeannette MCCOY died in 1921. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

"Clipping from Grandma's Bible"
Mary Jeannette McCoy, aged 11 years, 3 months and 17 days, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sarah McCoy, of Oliphant, at 10:30 o'clock Saturday September 10th, 1921, death resulting from leakage of the heart.  She is survived by her mother, three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Bertha Cromwell, of Chalk Hill, Mrs. Zadie Laughlin, of Uniontown, Charles, Guy, George and Evelyn, at home.  The father, William McCoy, died April 4th, 1921.  Friends will meet at the home at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon and drive to Chalk Hill church where services will be held about 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Mr. Archer will be in charge.  Interment in the Chalk Hill Cemetery.
This is the Grandchild of James T. and Sarah Jane (Dennis) McCoy.  She was one of 8 known children.  They lived in Chalk Hill, Fayette Co.
William F. McCoy was the brother of Izora Afton (McCoy) McDowell of Chalk Hill.


Thomas McCOY ( -1877)

   Mr. Thomas McCoy, an old citizen of North Union township, died on Monday last, Dec. 10, 1877. Mr. McCoy some two months ago was injured by the falling of a tree. He had cut a tree and it had fallen against another, and for the purpose of having it felled to the ground he cut the second tree and before he could get out of the way the top of the first one brushed against his arm, scratching and bruising it considerably, but not seriously. Shortly after he was attacked with erysipelas, which finally terminated in his death. Mr. McCoy was born in what is now South Union township, near Uniontown, at the place where Mr. Joseph Derrick now resides, but for the last thirty years the deceased has lived on the National Road, a short distance east of Monroe. Mr. McCoy was a great reader, with a retentive memory, and somewhat eccentric and peculiar in his views and opinions on many debatable subjects. He leaves a number of children, all of whom are grown. His burial takes place today (Wednesday) in the Monroe graveyard in North Union township.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 13, 1877, page 3, columns 4 & 7

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Dr. John C. MCCRACKEN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Dr. John C. McCracken
Funeral services for Dr. John C. McCracken, aged 82, one of the most active and best-known physicians in Fayette county, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Greenmont cemetery, Waynesburg.
The aged physician died at his home yesterday morning after a prolonged illness.  His health has been failing for the past five years although his condition was not serious until last Friday.
Surviving Mr. McCracken are the widow, Mrs. Mary McCracken, and two children, Dr. J. L. McCracken and Mrs. Alice L. Strosnider, of Smithfield; one brother, S. E. McCracken, of Wellsburg, W.Va.
Complete funeral arrangements have not been made.
Dr. McCracken, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Moss McCracken, was born September 18, 1855, in Washington county.  He was graduated from Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1880, and went to Cameron, W.Va., where he practiced for many years.
From his early youth, he had been a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was a teacher in the Sunday school until ill health necessitated his resigning from this work.


Alex McCRAY ( -1950)

McCRAY, ALEX— Age 57 years and a resident of House 6, Footedale, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Thursday afternoon, June 8, 1950, at two o’clock. Surviving are his wife, Nora McCray. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, June 11, at two o’clock from the Lantz Chapel, 297 E. Main Street, with Rev. Patterson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Clearview Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 14, 1950, page 3, column 1

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Pearl Strong McCRACKEN (1903-1929)

MRS. PEARL McCRACKEN

   Mrs. Pearl McCracken died at her home in Franklin township near Uppermiddletown, Thursday morning after a short illness. She was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stoneroad Strong and was born November 15, 1903. After being graduated from the Uniontown high school in 1923 and the California Normal school in 1925, Mrs. McCracken was a teacher for five years in the Franklin township schools. In June 1927 she married W. Henry McCracken and to this union was born a son, Stoneroad Strong. All her life she had been a member of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian church. The surviving relatives are her parents, Mrs. And Mrs. J. Stoneroad Strong; her husband, and son, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Robert F. Hartman, Portland, Ore.; Orland, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Joseph McKay, Searights; Mrs. William Melkrantz, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Paul W. Dunn, Uniontown; Edison, Dunbar; Clayton, Uniontown; Joel, Eliza, Hazel and Olive at home. Funeral services will be held at the home of J. Stoneroad Strong on Monday, December 30, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. S. L. Johnston in charge. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights cemetery, Uniontown.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 27, 1929, page 2, column 1

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Wilma Pearl MCCREADY died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

An illness of one year ended in death for Wilma Pearl McCready, aged 28, at 3:50 o'clock Wednesday morning, December 11, 1935, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Edward McCready, House 212, Mather.  Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers:  Edward, Robert and John McCready; a niece, Margaret Shoenberger, and two nephews, Allen and Charles Shoenberger, all at home. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the family residence in charge of Rev. Mr. Aldridge, pastor of the Jefferson Christian church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery, Fayette City.


Edward A. MCCRORY died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Edward Alexander McCrory, aged 43 years, died at 2:15 o'clock Sunday morning, January 29, 1933, in the Uniontown Hospital, following an illness of complications of several weeks'??????
(balance of obit is missing)
(Genius - Jan 30, 1933)


Margaret A. MCCRORY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Mrs. .Margaret A McCrory, aged 52 years, wife of Edward McCrory of Washington township, near Fayette City, died Saturday night, May 9, at 9:05 o'clock in a Pittsburgh hospital following an operation. Mrs. McCrory had been ill for about a year but her ailment was never considered serious.

She was born November 31, 1879 in Washington township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hough, and was well known throughout this section.

Surviving are her husband and parents, three daughters; Mrs. Blanche Wick, of Cleveland, O., Hazel and Agnes at home: six sons, Harry and Thurman of Fayette City, Clifford and Thomas at home, Fred of Alliquippa, and Frank, of Youngstown, Ohio, one brother, Fred Hough of Washington township.

Funeral services will be held at her late home tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. With Rev. E. J. Kneppshield, of the Little Redstone Presbyterian church of Jefferson township in charge. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery, Fayette City.
(The Charleroi Mail -5/11/1931)


Beth LeAnn McCRUM ( -1996)

BETH L. McCRUM

   Beth LeAnn McCrum, 16, of Kingwood, W. Va., died Monday, May 20, 1996, in West Virginia University Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by her parents, Robert S. “Mac” and Jacqueline R. Grimm McCrum of Kingwood, W. Va.; one sister, Rachel Gail McCrum and one brother, Brent Alexander McCrum, both of Kingwood; maternal grandparents, Harry and Lorena Grimm of Uniontown; great-grandmother, Lorna Grimm of Farmington; godparents, Earl and Sue Snyder of Kingwood; aunts and uncles; and six first cousins. Friends may call at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, 295 South Price St., Kingwood, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church on Friday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. the time of service. Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 102 Dee Dr., Charleston, W. Va. 25311 or the Madrigals of (PHS) c Debbie Westbrook, 400 Preston Dr., Kingwood, W. Va. 26537


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Nancy Sproul McCRUM ( -1927)

MRS. NANCY SPROUL McCRUM

   Mrs. Nancy Sproul McCrum, wife of Robert S. McCrum, prominent church worker of Uniontown and instrumental in establishing the McCrum Training School in Uniontown by the National Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died Wednesday at her home in Uniontown, following a critical illness of only about 10 days. She had been failing in health, however, for several years. Mrs. Sproul was a daughter of Robert and Margaret Sproul of Ohiopyle. Her marriage to Mr. McCrum took place on March 24, 1876. To the union one son was born, the late Colonel Lloyd G. McCrum. Besides her husband, Mrs. McCrum is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sanford McBurney of McClellandtown and Mrs. Henry Clister of Markleysburg and two brothers, William and Andrew Sproul, both of Leisenring, No. 3. When but a young girl Mrs. McCrum joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and for the last 30 years had been active in the work of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Uniontown and the present Asbury Church, which replaced the former church. At the time of her death Mrs. McCrum was president of the board of the training school and was president and treasurer of the Home Missionary Society of Asbury Church for many years until forced to give up her duties by ill health. She was the teacher of the McCrum Bible Class of the Asbury Sunday School and in addition was a member of the Foreign Missionary Society, the Ladies’ Aid Society and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was also very active in hospital work and visited shut-ins and old folks until ill health forced her to relinquish these activities. Funeral services will be held at the McCrum home, Mount Vernon avenue and Berkley street, where the family has lived for the last 20 years, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. Burr R. McKnight, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 29, 1927, page 5, columns 1 & 2

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Elizabeth Davis McCUEN ( -1944)

MCCUEN, MRS ELIZABETH DAVIS, aged 73 years, died Saturday, June 24, 1944, at 9:25 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Deck, House 22, Continenial 1, South Union Township. Mrs. McCuen was born in South Wales, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Reese Davis. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Edgar Deck, of Continental 1; Miss Donna McCuen, of Hopwood; two sons, Henry, of Oliver 1; Charles, of Detroit, Mich.; step- children, Mrs. Lida Kuhns and John, of Allison; Robert, of Champagne, Ill.; one brother, Thomas B. Davis, of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the home of Mrs. Edgar Deck, House 22, Continental 1, where services will be held Tuesday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John W. Dittmar of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Uniontown, officiating. Burial in Park Place cemetery under the direction of the Minerd Funeral Home, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 26, 1944, page 11, column 2

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James McCUEN ( -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.

James McCuen was married and lived in a house near the furnace. He leaves no children.


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

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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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Margaret McCUEN ( -1868)

Died

  McCUEN— Near Springfield, Fayette county, Pa., November 19, 1868, Mrs. Margaret, widow of Samuel McCuen, aged 71 years.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 3, 1868, Vol. I, No. 48, page 3, column 3

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Mary M. McCUEN ( -1870)

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  M’CUEN— In Shelbine, Shelby county, Mo., November 23rd, 1870, Mary M., daughter of John R and Ellen McCuen, aged 5 years, 1 month and 28 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 1, 1870, Vol. III, No. 47, page 3, column 8

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Rebecca McCUEN ( -1868)

Died

   McCUEN— August 1st, 1868, near Springfield, Fayette county, Pa., of Congestion of the Lungs, Mrs. Rebecca, wife of James McCuen.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, August 20, 1868, Vol. I, No. 33, page 3, column 4

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Alcinda MCCUNE died in 1967. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(8)

Extract
Mrs. Alcinda McCune
Age: 79
Birth Place: Redstone Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Birth Date: January 3, 1888
Parents: Daniel and Rachel Meese Hager
Death Date: September 18, 1967
Death Place: Brownsville
Member of: First Baptist Church of Brownsville, the D.A.R. of Brownsville, and the Rebekah Lodge No. 456 of Brownsville.
Source: The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1967


Florence McCUNE ( -1956)

Mrs Florence (McManus) McCune , 53 , of 301 Monongahelia Avenue, Glassport, died at 6:45 Sunday at her home. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Walter Varni of Glassport, Dolores Ann, at home and Thomas Richard of West Mifflin Borough; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Lineberger of Connellsville, Mrs. Arthur Brown of Uniontown, and Mrs. Kenneth Patterson of Everson, and two brothers, Grant McManus of Dunbar and Donald McManus of Cleveland, Ohio. Her husband Walter died in 1953. The body is at the E.E. Wojiechowski Funeral Home at Glassport. The funeral mass will be said at St. Cecelia's R.C. Church there at 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at St Joseph's Cemetery, Connellsville at 11:30


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 20, 1956, page 2, column 4

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James Philip McCUNE (1919-1995)

JAMES P. McCUNE

   James Philip “Jim” McCune, 75, of Greensburg and a native of Waltz Mill died Thursday in Integrated Health Services of Great Pittsburgh, Greensburg facility. He is survived by two children, Sharon E. Weller of Newburg, Pa., and James H. McCune of Canonsburg; two sisters, Lille Brundage of Palatka, Fla., and Eileen Sweeney of Belle Vernon; a brother, John Calvin McCune of Madison; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home Inc., 524 North Main St., Greensburg, today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 12:30 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 2, 1919
   Died—– February 23, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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Jane MCCUNE died in 1908. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(6)

Obituary - Daily News Standard, Uniontown, Fayette County, PA -- 11 February 1908, Pg. 1
Mrs. Jane McCune
 While the funeral of Mrs. Nancy Ellen Hough was taking place last Sunday afternoon at Little Redstone, her sister, Mrs. Jane McCune, aged 66, died at the old Lackey homestead where she had been called by the illness and death of her sister.  Mrs. McCune was the wife of Louis McCune of Fayette City. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Cynthia O. Lackey and a sister of Mrs. A. F. Cooper and Attorney T. S. Lackey of Uniontown, She is survived by her daughter Sadie, wife of McClelland Montgomery, of Canton, O., Thomas McCune of West Brownsville; Miss Mary A. McCune; Ella wife of George W. Miller of Fayette City, and William also of Fayette City. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Fayette City.


Katherine McCUNE DOM (1877-1944)

MRS. KATHERINE McCUNE

   Mrs. Katherine McCune Dom, 66 years old, died at 7:25 o’clock this morning at the home of her brother, William McCune, in Lower Tyrone township, near the Dawson Driving Park after a lingering illness of complications. Mrs. Dom was born October 31, 1877, at Dawson, the daughter of the late Adley C. and Lenore McCune, and had spent her entire life in that community. Her husband, John M. Dom, died 26 years ago. She leaves one son, John M. Dom, of Tulsa, Okla., three grandchildren and one brother. A son, Corporal Robert M. Dom, died last May. She was a member of the Dawson Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed in charge of Funeral Director Charles A. McCormick of Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 18, 1944, page 7, column 7

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Alexander McDADE (1859-1916)

ALEXANDER MCDADE

   Alexander McDade, 57 years old, fire boss at Continental No, 2 for the past 13 years and employed in the Connellsville region since 1883, died Friday morning at his home following an illness of complication of diseases. He underwent an operation in a Pittsburg hospital about two weeks ago. Mr. McDade was born in Scotland in 1859 and came to this country in 1883. He is survived by his widow Mary McMahon McDade and eight children.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, September 9, 1916, page 2, column 4

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Joseph F. McDADE ( -1961)

McDADE, JOSEPH F.— Age 60 years, of 141 Downer Ave., died Tuesday morning, November 28, 1961 at 6:10 A. M. He was the owner and operator of the Mac’s Dairy Bar, Pittsburgh Road and was a former projectionist for the State Theater for 30 years. He was the son of the late Alex and Mary McMahon McDade. Surviving are his wife, Hannah Mary Leslie McDade; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Lucille Beaumont, Cortland, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Morris of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Delores Ann Collins of Fort Belvoir, Va. And Sister Joseph Ann of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Altoona, Pa.; three sons, Master Sgt. Joseph R. McDade of Alexandria, Va.; James W. and Arthur F. McDade at home; ten grandchildren and one brother, Lambert O. McDade. He was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 828, the Loyal Order of Moose No 20 and the local operators Union of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St. after 7 o’clock Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, November 28, 1961, page 23, column 5

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Mary McDADE ( -1949)

Mrs. McDade, 90,
Dies In Hopwood
Resided in This Country
65 years

   Mrs. Mary McDade, 90, one of the oldest members of St. John's R. C. church, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 1949, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cosgrove, Furnace Road extention, Hopwood. Mrs. McDade, widow of Alexander McDade, who died September 5, 1916, had been a resident of Fayette county for 65 years. She was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society, and LCBA Branch No 815 , Uniontown. In addition to her daughter, she leaves four sons, James McDade, Bristol, Va.; Leo and Lambert McCade, New York; Joseph McDade, Uniontown; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two daughters, Mrs. Mary Catney, October 22, 1941; Miss Katherine McDade, and three sons, Robert McDade, October 22, 1937; Alexander McDade, Jr., September 8, 1921, and William McDade, July 18, 1890. Friends are being received in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 East Fayette street until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Requiem High Mass will be sung at 10 o'clock in St. John's church with Rev. T. J. Dunn as celebrant. Burial will follow in Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 9, 1950, page 1, column 5

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Geraldine Irene Strum McDIFFETT (1919-1987)

GERALDINE IRENE STRUM MCDIFFETT

Geraldine Irene McDiffett, 67, of Hopwood, died Sunday, August 2, 1987, in Laurel Health Center. She was born October 22, 1919, a daughter of the late Charles and Lucy Williams Strum. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Uniontown, Retired Teamsters Local 491 and Hopwood Christian Ladies Bowling League. Surviving are her husband, Francis McDiffett; two sons, Wayne of Lewisburg, Pa. and Vaughn of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Karen) Shanholtzer of Huntington, WV and Mrs. Mark (Jill) Bailey of Mason, Ohio; two brothers, Fred Strum of Uniontown, John Strum of Hopwood; four sisters, Mrs. Taylor (Deliah) Jeffries of Erie, Mrs. Myrtle Thomas of Boca Raton, FL; Mrs. Mildred Guthrie and Mrs. Stanley (Janet) Zelinsky, both of Hopwood. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 8, at 11 a.m. in Christ Methodist Church, Uniontown, with her minister, the Rev. R. Lee Karas, officiating.


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

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Daniel W. MCDONALD died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral for Atty. McDonald Sunday at 2:30.  Services for Prominent Lawyer and Civic Leader in First Presbyterian Church.  Died Friday morning.  
Funeral services for Attorney Daniel W. McDonald will be solemnized at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church with the pastor, Dr. William Blake Hindman, officiating.  Burial will be at Sylvan Heights.  
Pallbearers will be:  Judge Emeritus Edmund H. Reppert, President Judge Thomas H. Hudson, Judge Davis W. Henderson, Judge S. John Morrow, Judge Robert E. Umbel, Dr. Charles H. Smith, District Attorney Jacob B. Adams and Attorneys H. S. Dumbauld, S. Ray Shelby, Joseph W. Ray, John M. Core and William B. Parshall.
Mr. McDonald has been a deacon in the First Presbyterian church of Uniontown for 45 years.
At the time of his death at 5:20 a.m., Friday, November 20, 1931, in the Uniontown Hospital, following an operation to which he submitted Thursday, Daniel W. McDonald was one of the oldest and most distinguished members of the Fayette County Bar.  He was 74 years of age.
Following his operation for prostatic trouble he seemed to rally but early Friday morning his heart condition assumed alarming proportions and his life fluttered under the strain.  He had been a patient of in the hospital since October 26, going there first for observation.  Members of his immediate family were present when death occurred.
Daniel Webster McDonald was born in Lower Tyrone township, Fayette county, October 28, 1857.  He was a son of James Nickel McDonald and Julia Ann Torrence McDonald.  His early life was spent among the hills and dales of Lower Tyrone township.
 
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Marie H. McDONALD (1906-1996)

MARIE H. McDONALD

   Marie H. McDonald, 89, of Acme, formerly of Beaver Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996, in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born in Gorville, Ill., Nov. 27, 1906, a daughter of the late William Harve and Mellicent Hawkins Huff. She was a member of the Reunion Presbyterian Church of Mount Pleasant and was also a member and active in the Bear Rocks Community Club. She was a graduate of the Marion High School, Class of 1924 in Marion, Ill., and was also a graduate of Geneva College. She received her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the PSEA; the Retired Teacher’s Association; was vice president of the Pennsylvania Synodical; served on the board of the Salvation Army in Beaver Falls; and was active with the College Hill Women’s Club, the Outlook Club and the New Century Club, all of Beaver Falls. She taught evening and summer classes at Geneva College and did remedial teaching at the Laughlin Children’s Center in Sewickley. She was active in the College Hill Children’s Aid and was a past president of the Beaver County Education Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl F. McDonald, in 1962; and a sister, Maude Huff Boettner. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Ellen McDonald of Bear Rocks; two grandchildren, Alex J. Federowicz and Yvonne Federowicz, both of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Robert Huff of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a sister, Betty Huff Bryant of Austin, Texas. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Candace Cook-Andres officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January, 1996

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Sammy MCDONALD died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

DIED.—On Sunday evening, Jan. 19th in Allegheny City, Pa., SAMMY, son of Sam'l. McDonald, aged four years. His remains were taken to Uniontown, Pa., for interment.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. February 6, 1862.


Samuel MCDONALD died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Death of Samuel McDonald
Samuel McDonald, for a long time editor of the Whig paper, in this place and well know to many of the citizens of the County; died at his residence in Alleghany City, Pa, on the 7th inst. His remains were brought to this place for interment.  Speaking of his death the Pittsburgh Commercial says:
Samuel McDonald died suddenly yesterday morning about ten o'clock , at his residence on Robinson street, Allegheny.
It seems that he had been ill for some two weeks with flux, and died whilst sitting in a chair.  Mr. McDonald was fifty-five years of age. At one time he edited and published a newspaper in Uniontown.  Removing to this city some years since he became for a time connected with the Chronicle.  Still later he published a weekly paper in Allegheny city, and at the time of his death carried on a job office on fifth street.  He was a man of more then ordinary mind, a genial companionable man, who leaves many friends to regret his sudden demise.—His remains will be taken to Uniontown this morning for interment.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Aug. 11, 1864.


Sarah B. Smith McDONALD (1908-2010)

Sarah B. McDonald, 101, of Vanderbilt, Pa., passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010. She was born October 29, 1908, in Somerfield, Pa., the daughter of the late James Arthur and Louisa Humberston Silbaugh. She was a member of the Vanderbilt United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Julia M. Simon of Vanderbilt, Pa.; three nieces: Sarah Mae Simon and husband, Raymond of Carthage, NY, Ruth Stoffer of Ohio and Elizabeth J. Huston and husband, Robert of Vanderbilt, Pa.; three nephews: James A. Silbaugh and wife, Donna of Connellsville, Pa., Joseph W. Simon of Uniontown, Pa. and James Garland Simon and wife, Gaylene of Vanderbilt, Pa.; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Smith and second husband, Albert McDonald.

Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Rev. David Bell officiating. Interment will be held in Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, Rd 1, Vanderbilt, Pa.


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

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Thressa Virginia McDONALD ( -1968)

McDONALD — Friends of Mrs. Thressa Virginia McDonald of 1711 Morrell Ave., who died Monday, May 13, 1968, may call at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with John Evindale of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial in West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 15, 1968, page 23, column 8

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Adam McDONOUGH ( -1931)

RABIES PROVES FATAL TO BROWNSVILLE TWP. LAD
14 YEAR-OLD BOY
DIES IN HOSPITAL;
WARNING ISSUED

Bitten on Face Six Weeks Ago
Adam McDonough Succumbs;
Wounds Apparently Healed

URGE EVERY PRECAUTION

   Bitten by a dog six weeks ago, Adam McDonough, 14, son of Mrs. Ida McDonough of the National pike, east of Brownsville, died in the Brownsville General Hospital Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock of rabies. He was admitted to the institution Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and failed to respond to treatment. The boy's death is the first in many years in this vicinity to be caused by the bite of a dog which developed into rabies, officials claim. The lad was bitten when he attempted to pet the animal in an automobile near his home. At the time little attention was paid to the slight lacerations caused by the snapping of the dog at the lad's face. The wounds healed and the youth had apparently recovered when he was suddenly stricken Saturday morning at his home. In addition to his mother, the lad is survived by several sisters and brothers. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Article continues with warnings about rabies.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 1, 1931, page 1, column 5

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Dorothy MCDONOUGH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Dorothy McDonough, aged 51 years, died at the late residence at Youngstown, Thursday night, August 6, 1931, of complications.  
She is survived by the following children:  Richard Ridley, an adopted son, at home; Mrs. John Gallagher, Mt. Braddock; Thomas McDonough, Youngstown; Mary Elizabeth and Anna May, at home; together with the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. William Cameron and Mrs. William Nugent, Robert, Joseph and George Ridley, all of Youngstown.  Seven grandchildren also survive.
Brief funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by additional services at 3:30 in the ? Methodist ????
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Edward McDONOUGH ( -1936)

EDWARD McDONOUGH

   Edward McDonough, 17, died in the Uniontown Hospital Friday evening, March 20, 1936, at 5:45 o'clock, following an operation of a week ago. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McDonough, near Palmer; and the following brothers and sisters, Leonard of Arnold City; James, Jr., Eugene, Nellie, and Ruth, all at home. The body has been removed to C. B. Dearth and Son's funeral parlor, New Salem, where the body may be viewed until 3 o'clock this afternoon when it will be taken to the parents' home. Funeral services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 o'clock by Rev. David Hunter. Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery, Mcclellandtown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, March 23, 1936, page 5, column 3

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Elsie Isabel McDONOUGH ( -2005)

   Elsie Isabel McDonough, 89, of Harrisonburg, Va., born in Brownsville, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center, where she had been a resident the past year. She worked for many years at the Nautilus Fitness Center, where she ran the Children's Day Care Center. Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Markovich of Charlotte, N.C., and Dee McDonough of Harrisonburg; one brother, Victor Gaul of Brownsville, Pa.; and one grandson and one great-grandson. The family will receive friends at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., the hour of services.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 11, 2005

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James McDONOUGH ( -1965)

McDONOUGH, JAMES— Age 80 years of House 120 Ralph, Hibbs, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital Sunday morning October 31, 1965. He was born in Scottdale, Pa. He is survived by his wife Mabel Hillen McDonough and the following children: Archie, Adah, Pa., James and Walter, both of Philadelphia, Mrs. Albert (Nellie) Brooks, Adah, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Whetzel, Cleveland, Ohio, S.P. 4 R. G. McDonough and PFC Richard L. McDonough, both with the U. S. Army in Germany; twenty-three grandchildren; seventeen great- grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late residence after 4 P.M. today until Wednesday at 2 P.M. the hour of service with the Rev. Paul M. Roth of Masontown Mennonite Church officiating. Interment in Church Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 1, 1965, page 21, column 8

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Patrick Michael McDONOUGH ( -1953)

McDONOUGH, PATRICK MICHAEL— Aged 72 years, of 78 Easy Street, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Tuesday morning, January 6, 1953 at 3:30 o'clock after a lingering illness. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the U. M. W. of A. Local 6226 of Amend. Surviving are the following children: Thomas B., Regis and John, all of Uniontown; Mrs. Russell (Elizabeth) Liewellyn of Pittsburgh; Willaim, Mrs. David (Madelyn) Vail and Kenneth J., all of Collier; Robert of McClellandtown; also 13 grandchildren and the following brother and sister; Mrs. Walter Frain of Republic; Mrs. Margaret Gribble and Thomas J., both of Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Speshock Funeral Home, 111 E. Fayette Street where a prayer service will be held Friday morning at 8:30. Requiem High Mass will be intoned in St. Joseph's R. C. Church at 9 o'clock with Rev. Fr. Norbert Gauphan as celebrant. Interment will be in the family plot, Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 7, 1953, page 3, column 1

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Peter McDONOUGH ( -1916)

PETER McDONOUGH

   Peter McDonough of Leckrone, 61 years old, died Tuesday afternoon from injuries received in a railway accident which occurred Monday, September 4. Funeral from the All Saints Church at McClellandtown tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. Francis Olb officiating. Interment will be made at St. Aloysious cemetery at Dunbar. Mr. McDonough was born in Ireland and for the past 35 years resided in Fayette county. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth McDonough, five sons and two daughters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, September 14, 1916, page 3, column 3

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William Joseph McDONOUGH (1921-2005)

   William Joseph "Pap" McDonough, 84, of Collier, (Uniontown), Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, December 18, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 3, 1921, in Dearth, Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late Patrick M. McDonough and Mary Ellen Lacey McDonough Lilley. In addition to his parent, he was predeceased by two sisters, five brothers, his loving wife of 51 years, Kathryn L. Arnold McDonough, a grandson, Richard McDonough and a granddaughter, Chrissy McDonough Sutton. He was inducted into the United States Navy during World War II, and then was employed all his life at the coke ovens, a coal miner in the local mines, and retired from United States Steel Filbert Shop, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church, of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., charter and life member of the Collier Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Chief during the years, life member of Hutchinson Sportsmans Club and member of AMVETS Post 103. "Pap" is survived by his loving family, his children: James W. McDonough and wife, Sondra, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., and Judith A. Kissinger and husband, Jerry, of Collier; six grandchildren: Jerry Kissinger and wife, Robin, Jim McDonough and wife, Laura, Kathleen Kissinger and husband, Kevin, Deborah Cunningham and husband, Jeff, William McDonough and Joseph P. Kissinger and wife, Jennifer; 12 great- grandchildren; three great-grandsons and a brother, Robert McDonough, of Parma, Ohio. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., on Wednesday, from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 22, 2005, until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church of Fairchance with the Rev. Father Andrew M. Kawecki as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa. Collier Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Memorial Service on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held, also on Wednesday, at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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bullet Charity McDOUGAL died in 1854. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

On the 18th Sept. at the residence of her brother, John M'Dougal, in Merrittstown. Miss Charity M'Dougal, in the 66th year of her age. She was a lady of warm-hearted feeling, and loved to converse with those who could sympathise with her in her views of Christ and the concerns of his Kingdom. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at M'Clellandtown, where her father resided for many years and was well known as a member of the Methodist Church, of ardent and earnest piety. Miss M'D has been for several years in feeble health and unable to attend the public means of grace, but she never on that account forgot her duty in supporting the gospel. Her end was peace. "Blessed are the dad who die in the Lord."
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. October 12, 1854


Gladys I. Nicholson McDOUGLE (1907-1996)

GLADYS I. McDOUGLE

   Gladys I. (Nicholson) McDougle, 88, of McClellandtown, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Dec. 7, 1907, in a log cabin on the outskirts of Smithfield, daughter of the late George and Nancy Belle (Core) Nicholson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace F. McDougle in 1988; two sisters, Margaret Fretts and Marie Sesler; and a brother, Carl Nicholson. Surviving are a son, Dr. Ronald N. McDougle of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of California State Teachers College. There will be no public visitation. Funeral services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, McClellandtown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church, High House.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Samuel McDOUGLE ( -1866)

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  M'DOUGLE— on the 20th of October, 1965, Mr. Samuel M'Dougle, of Franklin township. Fayette County, Pa., in the 56th year of his age. He was a good citizen, a devoted husband, and tender and loving father; and has left many behind him to mourn on account of his early death. During his last illness he expressed a strong confidence and hope through the Savior; and said to some who were with him that he felt that he had nothing to fear in the future. May God in the riches of his goodness bless his bereaved family and friends.

“Life's duty done, as sinks the clay,
 Light from its load the spirit flies;
While heaven and earth combine to say,
 How blest the righteous when he dies.”
J. ADAMS


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 18, 1866, Vol. V, No. 50, page 2, column 7

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William Alexander McDOUGLE ( -1865)

DEATHS

  McDOUGLE— Feb. 16th, 1865, of Inflammation of the Brain, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, only son of Samuel and Catharine McDougle, aged 12 years, 6 months and 25 days. At early dawn of twillights’ ray, When the birds awoke to sing their lay, And angels to our cot did fly, And called our lovely boy away. In vain friends round his little bed, Nursed tenderly his form of clay, In vain were tears of sorrow shed, The angel called our boy away. At evening’s close when I am done, With daily toll and anxious care, And bend my weary footsteps home, I meet no little Willie there. Bereaved parents though your loss is great, And seems to hard to bear, oh, dry your tears, And with an humble resignation wait, Until the pallid messenger appears, To send you home, above all trials and fears, Where you shall hail your little one again, In everlasting blessedness your ears, Shall there forever hear his joyful strain, With ransomed millions roll through, Heaven’s wide domain. [composed by SAMUEL A. GRITTS.]


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, June 8, 1865, Vol. V, No. 18, page 2, column 7

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