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Obituaries


Addis McDOWELL (1866-1934)

ONE KILLED;
3 HURT IN WEEK END AUTO TOLL

Addis McDowell, 73, Fatally Injured
When Hit By Car At Gallatin and Maple

One man is dead and three others were injured, two seriously, in a series of automobile accidents during the week-end. Addis McDowell, aged 73, of 28 Walnut street, who suffered a double fracture of the skull when struck by a car driven by William Springer of Whiteman avenue, succumbed in the Uniontown hospital. The accident occurred Friday night as the aged man stepped from the curb at Maple street and Gallatin avenue. He was rushed to the hospital where he died at 9:30 o’clock yesterday morning.

Mr. McDowell was born in Dunbar and for the past 35 years had been employed by the H. C. Frick Coal company. He was preceded in death by his wife and three sons. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Frank of McKeesport; Edward, Uniontown; Mrs. William Farner and Mrs. Ray Conn, both of this city. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive together with a half-brother, William Walls, of Clairton.

He was a member of the Knights of Maccabees. The body will be removed, today, to the home of Mrs. Conn, 23 Walnut street. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock, Wednesday morning, with requiem high mass in St. John’s Roman Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Bonfield will officiate.

Article continues concerning other accidents.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, March 5, 1934, page 12, column 1


Judge S. John Morrow Hears Details Of McDowell Death

Testimony was taken before Judge S. John Morrow this morning into the death of Addis McDowell, aged local man, who was fatally injured last March 2, when struck by a car driven by William Springer. The court will pass judgment on the matter at a later date. Evidence introduced showed that Springer had been driving at a slow rate of speed and that the victim had walked in front of his car, which was brought to an immediate stop. Springer rushed the injured man to the local hospital where he succumbed from his injuries.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1934, page 12, column 3


Night Watchman Exonerated In Death Of Addis McDowell

William Springer, local watchman was adjudged not guilty and was fully exonerated in the death of Addis McDowell, aged local resident, who was run down by a car driven by Springer, in an opinion handed down by Judge S. John Morrow this morning. Springer had pleaded guilty and Judge Morrow had taken testimony. In the hearing it developed that the aged man had walked directly in front of Springer’s car which was traveling at a slow rate of speed. Springer had stopped immediately and rushed the injured man to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, June 26, 1934, page 1, column 6


Notes from contributor:
  Born 8 March 1866 in Uniontown
  Son of Joseph and Catherine McDowell
  Wife Mary Doyle McDowell
  Children; Joseph, Frank, Edgar, Edward, Addis, Jr.
   Mary Agnes, Catherine, Francis Marie Conn

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Allen C. McDOWELL (1853-1932)

ALLEN C MCDOWELL, 73,
CALLED BY DEATH

Aged Listie Resident Succumbs
After Long illness
Burial at Dunbar

  Listie, May 13,— Allen C. McDowell, aged 73 , died yesterday at the home of Mr.& Mrs. Harry Seigere, with whom he had r4esided for several years. He had been in poor health for several months, suffering from a complication of diseases. The deceased was a native of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., where he was born August 28, 1853. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Hartman, of Seward, and Mrs. Emma Pill of Parsons, W. Va. The body has been prepared by Undertaker H. C. Clarke of Seward and has been removed to the Clarke Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow in Dunbar, with interment in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Johnstown Tribune, Johnstown, PA, Friday, May 13, 1932


Allen McDOWELL (1853-1932)

ALLEN M’DOWELL, 74, DIES NEAR SOMERSET

Allen McDowell, age 74 years, died at the home of his niece, Lida Sager, near Somerset, Thursday morning. He was a son of Andrew and Lida McDowell, late of Dunbar, where he spent his younger years. He never married. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pill, Parsons, W. Va., and Mrs. Rebecca Hartman, Seward, Pa.

The remains may be viewed at the Methodist Protestant Church at Dunbar on Saturday at 12:30 o’clock. Funeral services will follow a short time later, with Rev. W.S. Hamilton officiating. Interment will take place at Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 14, 1932, page 7, column 2

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Andrew McDOWELL ( -1908)

Andrew McDowell

  DUNBAR, May 8— Word was received here Thursday afternoon of the death of Andrew McDowell at Somerset,Pa. aged about 72 years. He was the father of David McDowell and Mrs. Mary Seanor, wife of John B. Seanor, Tax Collector of Dunbar township, both of this place. The remains were brought here Thursday evening and taken to the home of Mrs. Seanor at Pechin from whence the funeral will be held. Interment in Franklin Cemetery beside his deceased wife.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, May 8, 1908, page 2, column 3

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Amanda M. McDOWELL ( -1932)

Mrs. Adam McDowell Dead.

   Following a lingering illness, Mrs. Amanda M. McDowell, widow of Adam McDowell, died at her home in Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, January 4, 1932, page 6, column 3

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bullet Andrew MCDOWELL died in 1923. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(91)

Obituary The Johnstown Tribune April 9, 1923:
Windber, April 9
Funeral services for Andrew McDowell, aged 44 years, of Eleventh street, this place, who died last Friday night at the State Sanitorium in Cre sson, death being due to tuberculosis, will be held at 9 o'clock tomorr ow morning in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Joh n's Catholic Church Cemetery, in charge of Undertaker W. J. Baer.
Mr. McDowell is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Lilly McDowell, and the following children; Margaret, Ellen, Madeline, Lydia, Louise, Ruth, K atherine, John, James and Clyde McDowell, all at home. The body was brought overland from Cresson be Undertaker Baer and taken to the McDowel l residence on Eleventh street.

Submitter's note: Andrew McDowell was born 5 February 1879 to Andrew an d Lyddia Stewart McDowell in Dunbar, Fayette Co., Pa. Andrew McDowell m oved to the Windber, Somerset, Co., Pa area around the year 1900.
Daughter Ellen listed incorrectly above was actually named Helen.


Andrew J. MCDOWELL ( -1958)

Local Man Is Summoned

Well-Known Contractor

   A well known brick-laying contractor, A. J. McDowell, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1958, in his home, 43 Murray Ave. Mr. McDowell followed his trade here 65 years and for the past 7 years was instructor in the Technician Training School. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and John Knox Class. Preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Snyder McDowell, in 1936, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W. B. Watson, Uniontown; Mrs. John B. Crow, Jamaica, N. Y.; Mary and Dorothy, at home; three sons, Jesse, Hopwood; Andrew, Uniontown; James, Baltimore, Md.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. One brother, John, Uniontown, also survives. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. William G. Silbert will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery. The John Knox Class will meet in the funeral home Friday night at 7:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 6, 1958, page 1, column 6,
continued to page 6, column 7


MCDOWELL, A. J.— Aged 90, died in his home, 43 Murray Ave., Wednesday, February 5, 1958. He is survived by four daughters; Mrs. W. B. (Sadie) Watson, Uniontown; Misses Mary and Dorothy, at home; Mrs. John B (Marguerite) Crow, Jamaica, N. Y.; three sons, Jesse, Hopwood; Andrew, Uniontown; James, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, John, Uniontown; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great- grandchildren. He was the son of the late John W. and Margaret Miller McDowell. He was preceded by his wife, Minnie Snyder McDowell, February 13, 1936. He was a brick laying contractor in Uniontown for sixty-five years and was an instructor at the Technician Training School for the past seven years. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and the John Knox Sunday School Class. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today in the Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. William G. Silbert officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery. The John Knox Class will meet in the funeral home, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 6, 1958, page 6, column 7

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Anna Eliza McDOWELL ( -1863)

DIED

  McDOWELL— Of Diptheria, at the residence of her father, Robert McDowell, Esq., of Monroe, Fayette County, Pa., on the 19th day of August, 1863, Anna Eliza McDowell in the 15th year of her age. Anna Eliza was possessed of an amiable disposition, and was therefore much loved by those who knew her. But like too many light hearted young people, she neglected good health to prepare for her death. God, however, gave her an opportunity of repentance upon her death-bed, which she heartily embraced and was converted. Tho’ happy then in a Saviors love, she saw how narrowly she had escaped the loss of an immortal soul; and ceased not to exhort and warn her friends to make timely preparation for death. She called them around her bedside, and with her feeble voice, begged them to meet her in Heaven. May they all heed this warning of their dying sister and give their hearts at once to the Savior.    H. L. Chapman


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 3, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 30, page 3, column 1

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Anna McCormick MCDOWELL ( -1939)

ANNA McC. McDOWELL

   Mrs. Anna McCormick McDowell, age 64, wife of Alexander McDowell, died at 3:10 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, November 8, 1939, at the family residence, 72 Coolspring street, after an illness of complication of diseases. In addition to her husband, she leaves three children, Raymond, of Uniontown; Earl, at home, and Mrs. Marie Dunn, of Uniontown; three grandchildren; a brother, William McCormick, Dickerson Run, and a sister, Mrs. Ada Rankin, of Clarksburg, W. Va. Friends will be received at the family home. Funeral arrangements in charge of J. Harry Johnston & Sons, will be announced later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 9, 1939, page 8, column 2


McDOWELL SERVICES

   Funeral services for Mrs. Anna McCormick McDowell, aged 64, wife of Alexander McDowell, 72 Coolspring street, who died Wednesday, November 8, 1939, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon in the family residence. Dr. Alden J. Allen, pastor of Calvary Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Place cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Andrew, Jame and Jesse McDowell, Leslie Robey, Harry McCormick and Alfred McCloy.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 10, 1939, page 6, column 4

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Anna O’Hern McDOWELL ( -1995)

ANNA McDOWELL

   Anna (O’Hern) McDowell, 92, of LeRoy, N.Y., formerly of Uniontown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Edward Jr., and his wife, Adele McDowell of Pittsburgh and Richard and his wife, Carolyn McDowell of Carlisle; one daughter, Corinne and her husband, James Maher of LeRoy, NY; one sister, Catherine Cupp of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Cameron, Brady and Steuber Funeral, Brady and Steuber Funeral Home, LeRoy, N.Y., today from 7 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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Arthur S. McDOWELL ( -1941)

Arthur S. McDowell

White, male, 63 years old
   Cause of death–abcess of the lung
   Place of death–Fayette County Home


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1


ARTHUR S. MCDOWELL

 Former Justice of the Peace Arthur S. McDowell, died Tuesday morning, April 15, 1941, after a lingering illness, of a complication of diseases. Mr. McDowell served as 'squire in Dunbar from 1933-1939, retiring because of failing health. He was formerly engaged as a painter and contractor. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles McGill of Pueblo, Colo. and Mrs. R. H. Patterson, South Connellsville, also a brother Charles W. McDowell, Connellsville. Service will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, Rev. W. S. Hamilton will officiate and burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 16, 1941, page 4, column 5

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Bradford Wils MCDOWELL (1855-1937)

BRADFORD W. McDOWELL

Bradford Wils McDowell, aged 82, of LaBelle, lifelong resident of Fayette county, died Sunday night, August 29, 1937, in the Uniontown Hospital after a protracted illness. He was born in Dunbar on December 29, 1855, and was married to Pheobe Jane Martin of Coolspring in October of 1876. Mrs. McDowell died ten years ago.

Of 11 children born to this union, the six surviving are; Mary Ann Childs, Labelle; Phebe Clingan, Uniontown; Robert, High House; David, Brownsville; John, Philadelphia, and Oren, of Uniontown. One sister, Sarah Holland, of Dunbar; 28 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral plans are not complete.

Note from contirbutor: other children: Henry, Haddy, Adam and Samuel
* parents - William Henry McDowell and Rebecca Miller McDowell


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 30, 1937, page 8, columns 2&3

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Bruce A. MCDOWELL (1923-2004)

Bruce A. McDowell, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., passed a way on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Lafayette Manor. He was born to the late Ray A. McDowell and Alma Beeman McDowell on June 23, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel P. and Nora Murphy McBride. He graduated from Uniontown High School, Class of 1941, and he served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operation during World War II, and he worked at Republic Steel/US Steel/LTV as an Engineer for 42 years, and was a member of the Professional Engineering Society. Bruce was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances Louise McBride McDowell; three sons and their families, Robert E. McDowell and wife, Carol and their children, Christina and Brian, James B. McDowell and wife, Diana and their children, James and Rebecca, and Daniel P. McDowell and wife, Jamie, all of Uniontown.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUENRAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and to 9 p.m. (A Mass of Christian Burial time will be announced later and will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church). Full military rites will be accorded by VFW Post No. 47 in the LaFayette Memorial Park. Interment will follow.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, October 5, 2004

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Clyde McDOWELL (1916-1938)

CLYDE MCDOWELL

  WINDBER— Clyde McDowell, aged 22, died at 7:40 o'clock last evening November 6, 1938 in Windber Hospital, where he had been a patient the past three months. He was a son of Andrew, deceased, and Mrs. Louise Lilly McDowell, of 205 Eleventh Street, with whom he resided. He was born in Windber October 15, 1916. The deceased graduated from Windber High School Class of 1924 and had been employed by the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company. He was a member of the Windber Volunteer Fire Company and the Holy Child Catholic Church.


Local newspaper, Uniontown, PA, November, 1938

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bullet Clyde Joseph MCDOWELL died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(116)

Rushed To Uniontown Hospital But Was Pronounced Dead On Arrival: Skull Fractured
Clyde Joseph McDowell, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George McDowell of Coolsprings Road, was fatally injured at 6 o'clock last evening when struck by a light truck driven by Attorney Linn V. Phillips, on Route 40, approximately one half mil e east of Hopwood.
The ninth highway fatality in Fayette county this month and the thirty third of the year, occurred when the small truck in which the small truck in which Mr. Phillips was attempting to pass a large moving van struck the North Union township schoo l boy, inflicting injuries which caused his death while he was being rushed to the Uniontown hospital.
Young McDowell and a companion, Odis Pletcher, 12, son of Roy Pletcher, of Hopwood, were walking along the side of the west slope of the mountain, intent on getting some pears in as orchard above Hopwood. The Pletcher youth was pushing his bicyc le, and McDowell was said to have been walking a short distance ahead.
A large truck of the Pallent Transfer Company, of Hickory, N.C., and driven by Wilfred Benn, of that city was moving east ahead of the Phillips' truck, which is a small conveyance the Uniontown lawyer utilizes in going to and from his summer cott age. Mr. Phillips told State Motor Policeman H. M. Jaynes, the officer reported, that the McDowell lad dashed from in front of the large truck and directly into the path of the Phillips' machine.
Mr. Phillips made a frantic effort to swerve his truck to avoid striking the boy but the sudden appearance of the lad prevented him from doing so.
Young Pletcher was uninjured.
A group of CCC boys from Ft. Necessity arrived on the scene a short time after accident and the driver of the CCC car, John Young, 18, rushed the injured boy to the local hospital.
The lad was picked up from the scene of the mishap, carried into Mt. Rose roadhouse and then to the hospital. Death had ensued before the arrival of the victim in the hospital. His death was caused by a fractured skull and other injuries.
Mr. Phillips went immediately to the Uniontown hospital to assist in obtaining medical care for the youth .
After the youth's body had been taken to the hospital it was first reporter his name was William Emerson Cummings, another 13 year old Hopwood student, as in young McDowell's pocket was a school paper bearing the name of the Cummings boy. Thei r grade school in North Union opened the new term yesterday and the McDowell boy had the Cummings' youth school record paper in his pocket.
George Cummings, father of the other youth called at the Uniontown hospital and when he first viewed the victim's body he was taken aghast and remarked that the boy was his own. Positive identification of the McDowell boy was made by his parent s at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
Word spread through the Hopwood community and school circles there that the Cummings boy had figured in the fatal accident but this was dispelled when State Motor Policeman Jaynes had Mr. and Mrs. McDowell go to the funeral establishment.
In addition to his parents, the boy is survived by one sister, Anna and two brothers, George, Jr., and Berwyn, all at home, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. A. B. Merryman of Farmington. He was a student in the fifth grade.
Funeral services will be held Thursday noon at the home. Followed by additional rites at 1pm in Bethel Church at Farmington, in charge of Rev. J. D. Stillwagon, pastor of Hopwood Methodist Protestant church Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Fr iends are requested by the McDowell family to omit flowers. Young Pletcher said, upon recovering normal attitude several hours after the tragedy that he and his companion had intended to get a basket of pears from a small orchard on the mountainsi de.
Officer Jaynes said Mr. Phillips reported that in attempting to pass the truck ahead the Phillips machine struck the youth, who had darted out in front of one truck into the path of the other.
(30 Aug 1937)


Cora Lauffer MCDOWELL (1882-1968)

McDOWELL, MRS. CORA LAUFFER — Age 85 years, resident of 219 Broad St. Brownsville, died suddenly, Wednesday, February 28, 1968 at 7 a.m. at home. She was born Aug. 18, 1882 in Greensburg and was the daughter of William A. and Mary Roadman Lauffer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Women’s Organization, the Phoebe Bayard Chapter of D.A.R., the Huguenot Society and the Brownsville Garden Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lunden of Charmichaels and Mrs. Bertha Seeman of Brownsville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, HARRY H. McDowell in 1951.

The family will receive friends in the Homer L. Crawford Funeral Home (Successor to Ross) 126 Front St., Brownsville today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Friday at 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. John Foester will officiate. Interment in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa. Please omit flowers.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 29, 1968, page 21, column 8

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Daniel R. McDOWELL (1948-2010)

Daniel R. McDowell
Spencer, N.C.
Formerly of Connellsville

Daniel Ray McDowell, 61, of Spencer, N.C., formerly of Connellsville, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Rowan Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born June 11, 1948, and raised in Connellsville, he was the son of the late Charles and Martha (Lowery) McDowell. Educated in the Connellsville schools, he attended Fayette Technical School, in Uniontown, and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. He was a veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed at General Dynamics Corp., in Goose Creek, S.C., and Fuch Systems, in Salisbury, before retiring due to a disability. He served the Lord at Spencer Presbyterian Church, was an Elder from 1997 to 2001 and also taught Sunday School. He was a former member of the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post. Daniel had many special hobbies and enjoyed writing short poems which earned him a National Award at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center. He was an Eagle Scout and achieved the God and Country Award.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul R. McDowell, in 2006. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Alfaretta Martha "Martie" (Mong) McDowell; brothers, Charles Butchie McDowell, of Masontown, and David McDowell and wife, Brenda, of Masontown; sister, Audrey Hall and husband, Raymond, of Connellsville; and sister-in-law, Eileen McDowell, of Connellsville. He also had many nieces and nephews whom he worshipped dearly and thought a lot of.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at Spencer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barrie Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at the US National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard, with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Church Parlor of the Sunday School Building at Spencer Presbyterian Church. SUMMERSETT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com . Memorials may be made to the Spencer Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 4, Spencer, NC 28159.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, February 6, 2010

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bullet David MCDOWELL died in 1929. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(91)

The Johnstown Tribune January 15, 1929:
Windber, Jan 15,----David McDowell, aged 73 years, formerly a resident of Dunbar, Fayette County, died of influenza at 4:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs Lulu McDowell, of Windber. The deceased is survived by one brother, Allen McDowell, of Coleman, an d three sisters; Mrs. Thomas Donahue, of near Armagh; Mrs Rebecca Hartman, of Seward, and Mrs. Emma Pill, of Parson, W. Va. Undertakers W.S. Clarke & Son, of Seward, have prepared the body for bu rial. Arrangements for the funeral services have not yet been completed. Burial will be in the cemetery at Dunbar.


David S. MCDOWELL ( -1929)

DAVID S. MCDOWELL

David S. McDowell, aged 75 years, a former resident of Dunbar, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Andrew McDowell of Windber, Monday, January 14, 1929. He is survived by a brother, Allan McDowell of Listic, Somerset County and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Pill, of Parsons, WV, Mrs. Mar Donahue of Vintondale and Mrs. Rebecca Hartman of Johnstown. Funeral services will be held in the Dunbar Methodist Protestant Church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 16, 1929


David S. McDowell, 75 years old, formerly of Dunbar, died Monday at his home in Windber, following a brief illness. He, at one time lived with the late John B. Senor, a brother-in-law. There are three sisters surviving, Mrs. Mary Donahue of Vintondale, R.F.D., Mrs. Emma Pill of West Virginia, Mrs. Rebecca Hartman of Windber, Albert McDowell, a brother of Windber. Mrs. George Wagner and Charles Hardy are cousins. Mr. McDowell was an uncle of John Senor of Dunbar.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, January 16, 1929

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David Harold McDOWELL ( -1938)

Assistant Mine
Foreman Killed
Under Slate Fall

  UNIONTOWN, Mar. 5— Trapped under a fall of slate in the Isabella mine at 8 o'clock Friday night, David Harold McDowell, 52 years old, assistant foreman, was killed instantly and several other workman narrowly escaped with their lives. The official of the mine, owned by Weirton Steel Company, had no chance to escape when the roof of the mine at the point where he was standing let go with a thundering suddenness. At least three men near by jumped to safety, according to reports. A resident of Brownsville, he leaves his wife, Etta Porter McDowell; a daughter, Charlotte, wife of Asa Rogers of Uniontown; two sons, Charles at home and Harold of Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Childs of Labelle and Mrs. Phoebe Clingan of Uniontown; three brothers, John of Philadelphia, Orrin W. of Fairchance road and Robert of High House, and one grandson, Kenneth Lee McDowell of Uniontown. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon at the Brownsville home. Interment will follow in the family plot in Park Place Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday Evening, March 5, 1938, page 1, column 1

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Dorothy J. Dean McDOWELL (1923-2007)

Dorothy J. McDowell, 83, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died peacefully Monday, March 12, 2007, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. She was born on August 1, 1923, in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry S. and Anna Catherine Lewis Dean. She was a member of the Uniontown Elks Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde B. McDowell, Sr., sisters, Thelma Laughery and Georgie Reese. Dorothy is survived by four children, Carolyn May, of Birmingham, Alabama, Clyde B. McDowell, Jr., and Marilyn Spade, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., Deborah Thomas and husband, William, of Uniontown, Pa., and Judith Karpiak and husband, Thomas, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Donald W. Dean and wife, Fran, of Hollywood, Florida; special niece, Audrey Darby, of Ohio.

Friends will be received in the BARNETT-SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 680 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Hour of Service, with the Rev. Art Mace, officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, March 14, 2007

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Earl Samuel McDOWELL (1900-1970)

MCDOWELL, EARL SAMUEL— Age 60 years, a resident of R. D. 1, Grindstone, National Pike East, died Wednesday, January 14, 1970 at 1:15 p.m. at his home, following a brief illness. He was a retired soft drink distributer of the Keck Bottling Co. and was born March 31, 1900 in Uniontown. He was the son of the late Alexander and Anna McCormick McDowell. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Dennis McDowell, and the following children; Mrs. Marla Havilicheck, Buffington, Pa.; Earl S. McDowell, Jr., Republic; Harry McDowell, Morgantown; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., after 7 p.m. today where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 17, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. William Scheller officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 15, 1970, page 6, column 6

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Elizabeth A. McDOWELL (1925-2008)

Elizabeth A. McDowell, age 82, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Sunday, December 14, 2008, in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. She was born December 20, 1925, in Smock, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of the late John Rae and Stella Pike Rae.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received, today, December 18, 2008, from 10 until 11 a.m., followed by a service celebrating her life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Art Mace, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, December 18, 2008

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Elizabeth Bittle McDOWELL Headstone (1857-1935)

Mrs. Elizabeth Bittle McDowell aged 77 years, for the past 57 years she has been a prominent citizen of Dunbar died Sunday morning, April 21, 1935 following an extended illness. Several years ago she suffered a back injury and never fully recovered. She was the widow of James McDowell, killed several years ago when struck by a train. Four children, two sons and two daughters survive. They are: Arthur McDowell, at home; Charles W. McDowell, Connellsville; Mrs. Sara G. McGill, Pueblo, Col. Seven grandchildren also survive. Following a brief service this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the residence additional rites were conducted at 2:30 o'clock in Dunbar M. P. church with Rev. William S. Hamilton officiating. Burial in Franklin Cemetery.


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

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Elizabeth J. McDOWELL (1931-2010)

Elizabeth J. McDowell, 79, of Uniontown, Pa. died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in the Peroni Personal Care Home in Uniontown, Pa. She was born August 16, 1931 at Wana, W.Va., a daughter of the late Howard R. Harker and Mary Louise (Holliman) Harker. Mrs. McDowell was a retired coal miner. She was one of the first women to be hired at the Blacksville #2 mine at Wana. She was very active in many organizations within the community. She was Presbyterian by faith.

Surviving are three sons: Robert McDowell of Uniontown, Leslie McDowell of Niceville, Fla., and Martin McDowell of Mather, Pa.; three daughters: Emma Sterling of Drummonds, Tenn., Charlene Nopwasky of Tampa, Fla., and Mary McDowell of Bellingham, Wash., one brother, Kent Harker of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and three sisters: Patsy, Pansy, and Patricia; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis McDowell, two sons who died in infancy, one granddaughter, Amy Hickman, four brothers, Robert, Carl, Herbert, and Howard Harker; and one sister Donna Gaylene.

A memorial service will be held at the WANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Wana, W.Va. on August 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Sherry Rawlings officiating. The OWEN - NEELY FUNERAL HOME in Blacksville, W.Va. is in charge of arrangements.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 13, 2010

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Ellen Marie Lundstrom McDOWELL (1921-2006)

Ellen Marie Lundstrom McDowell, age 84, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2006, from Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 28, 1921, in Swedeborg, Missouri, the daughter of Frederick W. Lundstrom and Ellen Jacobson Lundstrom. Marie graduated from Swedesborg High School, Class of 1940. She enjoyed sewing, bowling, cooking and baking and was also an avid reader. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, the Grace Bible Class and The Kitchen Krew.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Eric, Clifford, Victor and Frederick Lundstrom, and a sister, Marguerite Marx. Marie is survived by her husband, J. Curtis McDowell. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 27. She is also survived by two daughters Nancy Marie Bierer and her husband, James, of Columbia, Pa., and Pat Berardi and her husband, Frank, of Uniontown, Pa.; a son, Frederick Curtis McDowell, of Uniontown, Pa.; two granddaughters: Carrie Erisaman and her husband, Dave, of Shippensburg, Pa., and Laurel Lanier and her husband, Doug, of Ingram, Texas; five great grandchildren: Ellie Erisaman, Libby Erisaman, Carly Erisaman, Emmy Erisaman, and Tristan Lanier; and two sisters: Hilda Harris, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Augusta Zweerink, of Springfield, Missouri.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends will be received today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from Noon until 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue in THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 425 Union Street, on Monday, January 30, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the Third Presbyterian Church Kitchen Krew Fund, 425 Union Street, Uniontown, PA 15401.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, January 28, 2006

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Ethel I. McDOWELL Stone (1895-1967)

Miss Ethel I. McDowell, 71, of 98 Connellsville St., Dunbar, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home. She was born Dec. 2, 1898, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Matthews McDowell, and had been a lifelong resident of Dunbar.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ellenberger and Mrs. Margaret I. Bixler at home, Mrs. Clara R. DeBolt of Connellsville and Mrs. Isa M. Burns of Leisenring No. 1.

The body will be at the family home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m., Friday. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

* Note from contributor - born 2 December 1895 in Dunbar


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 6, 1967, page 22, columns 5&6

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bullet Frank MCDOWELL died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Frank McDowell, aged 48, former resident of Lemont and a son of the late Addis McDowell, died suddenly at 9:20 Sunday night, January 9, 1938, at his home in McKeesport after a brief illness of pneumonia and a complication of diseases.
Surviving are the widow, at home; one brother, Edward McDowell, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Conn and Mrs. Catherine Farmer, all of this city.
Mr. McDowell has been employed in the steel mill at McKeesport for the past 26 years.  He took ill two weeks ago, but his condition did not become critical until Sunday morning.  His father died four years ago this March. Funeral arrangements are not completed.


Harry Doley McDOWELL ( -1967)

MCDOWELL, HARRY (DOLEY)— Age 69 years, of Dunlap St., died Wednesday, February 15, 1967 in his home at a.m. He was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Alice McDowell; the following children: James and Mrs. Gary (Mabel) Brownfield, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty, Clyde and Thomas, all at home; one step-son, Paul Nixon of Steubenfield, Ohio; four grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 195 W. Main St. this evening from 7 to 9 and on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. And until Saturday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Frank Bodnar, his pastor, will officiate. Interment in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 16, 1967, page 21, column 8

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Henry Keller MCDOWELL ( -1869)

Died

  M’DOWELL— In Dunbar township, February 16, 1869, of Scarlet Fever, HENRY KELLER, son of Robert S., and Margaret A. McDowell, aged 2 years.

A little while he staid,
And gathered all your love,
Then gently spread his wings,
And left for home above.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 25, 1869, Vol. II, No. 8, page 3, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Hester Ann MCDOWELL died in 1864.(17)

March 31, of Diptheria, Hester Ann, daughter of Robert S. and Margaret A. McDowell, aged four years.
(poem omitted)
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, April 4, 1861


James Andrew McDOWELL ( -1967)

  MCDOWELL, JAMES ANDREW, 57, Englewood, California, died February 16, 1967. Born September 16, 1909 in Windber. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert and brother, Clyde. Survived by his widow, Helen; son, James, Pico Rivera, CA and daughters, Barbara, Englewood and Kathy Maillie, Ames, Iowa; also four grandchildren; brother of John, Huntington Park, Ca.; Mrs. Margaret Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. Helen White, Morrisdale, Pa.; Mrs. Madeline Dolsky, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Ruth Dayton, Bradock; Catherine McDowell, Windber; Mrs. Lydia Boxler, 821 Olim Street and Mrs. Louise Tyan, Chesterfield, Ohio. Interment, Englewood Park Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Uniontown, PA, February, 1967

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James W. McDOWELL Stone (1855-1900)

McDowell James Aug 30 1900. James McDowell a well known citizen of this place, met with a horrible death near Laughlin Station Wednesday night. He took the evening Pittsburgh train and went to the home of his sister, Mrs. Widdop who lives near the tracks at Laughlin Station. He left there shortly before midnight. This was the last time he was seen alive. His body was mangled so frightfully that identification was almost impossible. A baggage check was found in one of his pockets. It was taken to the B & O station Pittsburgh and found to be unchecked from this place. Communication was opened with the B & O, agent at this place, and in this way his identity was established. McDowell was aged 50 years and has a wife two sons and one daughter living in this place.


Unknown newspaper, August 30, 1900

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DEATH ON THE TRACKS

Dunbar Man Killed on His Way to Mother
Other Violent Deaths

John W. McDowell of Dunbar was killed on the B&O tracks at Marion station Wednesday while on his way to visit his mother. The body was taken to the Pittsburg morgue where it was identified by the brother of the dead man, Robert McDowell. The latter said that John had obtained employment in Ohio recently and a check for his tools shipped ………… was found in his pocket. He had been in Pittsburg and thence went out to Marion. His aged mother saw people taking the dead body from the track but did not know it was that of her son.

Article continues with other deaths.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, August 31, 1900, page 1, column 5

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Jessie McDOWELL ( -1970)

McDowell Funeral Set

   Funeral services will be held here for Jessie McDowell, 75, formerly of Uniontown, who died Tuesday at her home in Delray Beach, Fla. Miss McDowell was postal savings clerk at the Uniontown Post Office for many years, and had resided at 17 Collins Ave. She is survived by two sisters, Rebecca McDowell and Mrs. Minnie Williams, and one brother, Orris E. McDowell, all of Delray Beach. Friends will be received at the Johnston Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until 1:30 p.m. Friday, when services will be held. Rev. Karl W. Bowman Jr. will officiate, and burial will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, April 15, 1970, page 5, column 3

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John Irwin McDOWELL ( -1936)

JOHN I. M’DOWELL

   John Irwin McDowell, 44 years old, died this morning at 2:45 o'clock at his home on Bryson Hill, Dunbar, following a lingering illness. Mr. McDowell, a son of the late John M. and Margaret Matthews McDowell, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Addis McDowell; three sons, Robert, Howard and Harry, at home, five sisters, Mrs. Harry T. Ellenberger of Dunbar, Mrs. W. E. DeBolt of Connellsville, Mrs. J. P. Burns of Leisenring, Miss Ethel McDowell of Dunbar and Mrs. John L. Bixler of Dunbar. There will be a brief service at the home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, followed by a full service at the Methodist Protestant Church at 2 o'clock, with Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Mr. McDowell for the past years was employed by West Penn Railways Company in the storeroom in Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 9, 1936, page 6, column 3

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John Joseph McDOWELL (1914-1976)

McDowell, John Joseph, 61 of Bell, California, formerly of Tire Hill, died May 29, 1976, in California. Born October 27, 1914, Windber, Pa., son of Andrew and Louise Lilly McDowell. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Survived by his widow, the former Lydia Secary, and two daughters, Jeanette, wife of James Peles, Johnstown, R.D. 3 and Patricia, wife of Lee Barker, Downey, California; also five grandchildren. Brother of Mrs. Helen White of Morrisdale; Mrs. Ruth Dayton, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Clifford Holsinger of Luther Road; Mrs. Lydia Boxler, Olim Street, Mrs. Madeline Dolski, Harrisburg and Mrs. Louise Ryan, Chesterfield, OH. He was an employee of Waste King Corp, California. Friends were received at John Henderson Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church, Windber, the Rev. Charles Leonardis as celebrant. Interment St John's Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Uniontown, PA, May, 1976

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Joseph McDOWELL ( -1865)

DEATHS

  McDOWELL— August 8th, ’65, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Mr. Joseph McDowell, aged 35 years and seven months. The deceased had been severely afflicted for a long time. In company with his wife and two children he had some time previous to his death, gone to the residence of his brother John McDowell, west of Uniontown, where he suffered severely from hemorrhage until the 8th of August, when he seemed much better and started in a carriage, accompanied by his mother and his family, to go to Uniontown, but on the way, near the residence of Judge Dawson, he had a severe attack of hemorrhage and expired in five minutes. His remains were taken to the residence of his father-in-law, Addis Lynn, in Uniontown, and finally to his former residence in Dunbar township, and were interred in the Franklin Church burying ground. He was a man of industry, honesty and truth in all his dealings and leaves a wife, two children and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, September 7, 1865, Vol. V, No. 31, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Juanita McDOWELL ( -2007)

Juanita McDowell, of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., died peaceable in her home on Saturday, August 25, 2007, at the age of 89, following a lengthy time of declining health. She was born on the 4th of July, in Georges Twp., in Fayette County, Pa., to Samuel and Mary McDowell. In addition to her parents, Juanita was predeceased in death by her brothers, Samuel, Billy, and Orrin, and sisters, Oakie, Evelyn, and Barbarene. Miss McDowell retired from her teaching career having taught at Jefferson Middle School, in Mt. Lebanon, in the Abington School System near Philadelphia, and on military bases in Japan and Germany. For several years, she served as the Activities Director at the Summit Hotel near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Miss McDowell was a lifetime member of The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Eastern Star, and a faithful member of Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church. Juanita was a global traveler and a voracious reader.

Juanita's sister, Joanne and her husband, Thomas, and their son, Thomas and his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Kelly, and their son, Malcom and his wife, Maggie, survive her. Also, her late brother, Orrin's wife, Thelma, and their children: Corrine, Bonnie, and Sue, also survive her.

The family and friends of Juanita will gather for a Memorial Liturgy on Saturday, September 8th, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran's Pipe Organ Completion Project. The JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa., in charge of arrangements.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, September 2, 2007

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Louise Lilly McDOWELL (1886-1966)

Ms. Louise McDowell, 80, 414 11th Street Windber, died October 10, 1966 at Windber Hospital. She was born Jan 6, 1886, in Cassandra, daughter of Francis and Isabelle F. (Flannigan) Lilly. Preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Clyde, died 1938, Francis in infancy and husband Andrew.

Survived by these children: Margaret wife of S.F. Davis, Indianapolis, Ind., Helen, wife of James White, Morrisdale, PA, Ruth Dayton, of Braddock, Pa., James and John both of California, Katherine at home, Mrs. Madeline Dolsky, New Cumberland, PA, Mrs. Lydia Boxler, 821 Olim Street, Johnstown and Mrs. Louise Ryan, Chesterland Ohio, also 28 grandchildren and thirty three great grandchildren.

Friends received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Hugh W. Marron Funeral Home, Windber where a brief service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. at Hold Child R.C. Church, Windber, the Rev. John Daily. Internment St. John's Cemetery. Rosary at 8:15 P.M. at the funeral home.


The Johnstown Tribune, Johnstown, PA, Tuesday, October 11, 1966

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Margaret Matthews McDOWELL Stone  (1860-1933)

MRS MARGARET MATTHEWS MCDOWELL

Mrs. Margaret Matthews McDowell, 73 years of age, died at her home in Dunbar township Monday afternoon after an illness of complications. She has been ill the past 2 years. Surviving are the following children; Mrs. Elizabeth McDowell Ellenberger of Dunbar; Mrs. Clara McDowell Debolt, of Connellsville; Mrs. Isa McDowell Burns of Leisenring; John I. McDowell, Mrs. Margaret McDowell Bixler and Miss Ethel McDowell at home; three brothers, Thomas H. Matthews, of Mt. Independence, and Reuben and John Matthews of Mt. Braddock. A sister, Mrs. Clarissa Matthews Woods of Connellsville, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Harry Humbot, assisted by Rev W. S. Hamilton and W. Donald Whetsel, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

Notes from contributor:
  From Nelson, page 949–Mrs. Mcdowell is one of a family of fourteen children.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 25, 1933

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Marie V. McDOWELL ( -2010)

Marie V. McDowell
Dunbar

Marie V. McDowell, 66, of Dunbar, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Uniontown Hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1943, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Viola Bailey McCune. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Robinson; and a sister, Wanda Wiemer. She is survived by her husband, William McDowell; a daughter, Janice Vincent, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Mat Gourn; a stepdaughter, Laura Robinson; and a great-granddaughter, Gracie Gourn. She is also survived by three brothers, Donald McCune, of Connellsville, Richard McCune, of Grapeville, and Dennis McCune, of Smithton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. Funeral service will be at noon Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Barren Run Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, August 16, 2010

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Martha A. McDOWELL Stone (1918-1989)

MARTHA A. MCDOWELL

Martha A. McDowell, 70, of 413 Baldwin Avenue, Connellsville, died Saturday in Highlands Hospital Connellsville. She was born Nov 24, 1918 in Dunbar, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Lowery. She was a resident of Connellsville most of her life.

Surviving are four sons, Charles Jr., David McDowell, both at home, Daniel McDowell of Charleston S.C., and Paul McDowell of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Audrey) Hall of Connellsville, R.D.2; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mario (Helen) Demeo of Pittsburgh, and Ann Cominskey and Alice both of Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Arthur McDowell on Jan 9, 1987; a brother, Blair Lowery, and a sister, Libby Upton.

Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 11, 1989

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Mary Ellen McDOWELL (1883-1978)

MARTHA A. MCDOWELL

MARY ELLEN MCDOWELL — Aged 95, of Spears Nursing Home, formerly of Uniontown, PA, passed away Sunday ______17, 1978 at Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Dunbar May 31, 1883, the daughter of Simeon and Belle Lean Ward Nelson. She was a member of The Dunbar Baptist Church. Surviving are one son A. Boyd McDowell of Monaca, PA; one grandson, Harvey McDowell of Aliquippa, PA; two great grand children Carrie and William; a sister Mrs. Anne Judy of Uniontown. She was predeceased in death my her husband Andrew McDowell in 1934 and a son William Nelson McDowell in 1971; three sisters, Missoura, Emma and Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Harper; brothers, Charles, Grover, Ewing, Clarence , William and Bert. Friends will be received in the Edward Minerd Funeral Home, 196 West Main Street, this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday until the hour of service at 2 p.m. Pastor Harry Holliday, assistant pastor of The Christian Alliance Church of Uniontown officiating. Internment in Walnut Hill Cemetery.


Unknown newspaper and date

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Mary Louise Altomonte McDOWELL Stone (1919-2004)

Mary Louise Altomonte McDowell, age 85, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday morning, August 13, 2004, with her loving daughter, Rosemarie, at her side. She was born April 12, 1919, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of Dominick Altomonte and Rosemarie Pagano Altomonte.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mickey Williams, her brothers, Santore Altomonte, Carmen Altomonte and Carl Altomonte, and her parents. Mary Louise is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Albert McDowell; her loving and devoted children: Albert "Bud" Lee McDowell and his wife Michelle of Uniontown, Pa., and Rosemarie Oleksik and her husband William "Bill" Oleksik Sr. of Uniontown; Grandchildren: Mary Lou Monk and husband John, Albert Anthony McDowell and William R. "Billy" Oleksik Jr.; two sisters-in-law: Jean Altomonte and May Astleford both of Uniontown; dear cousin, Rose Scott of Uniontown; a special friend, Goldie Clark of Uniontown; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, August 17, until 11 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held with Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Wesdock officiating. Interment follows in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa.


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

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Minnie MCDOWELL (1870-1936)

MRS. ANDREW J. MCDOWELL

   Mrs. Minnie McDowell, wife of Andrew J. McDowell, died Thursday morning, February 13, in Uniontown hospital, after an illness of several weeks from complications. Mrs. McDowell was born March 25, 1870, and had been a life-long member of the Third Presbyterian Church, belonging to Class 13. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Uniontown public schools in 1886. Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. McDowell and the following children; Mrs. Sadie M. Watson, Jesse A. McDowell, Andrew W., James C., with Mary, Dorothy and Marguerite, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Sadie M Wood and Mrs. Mary F. Barclay, together with 15 grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, 43 Murray avenue, under the direction of Rev. E. C. Pires, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, the Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, pastor of Great Bethel Baptist church assisting. Burial will be in Park Place Cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, February 14, 1936, page 16, column 2

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Oren Lester 'Pete' McDOWELL Stone (1931-2006)

Oren Lester "Pete" McDowell, age 75, of Detroit, Michigan, died April 25, 2006, after a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1931, in Oliver #1, Fayette County, Pa. He attended North Union Township schools in Fayette County, Pa. He made his home in Buelah, Michigan, after retiring from Kroger's and enjoyed wintering in Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife Laura, father, James E. McDowell, Sr., mother, Elsie S. (nee Grimes) McDowell, brother, Lloyd, sisters, June Deck and Judy Axler. He is survived by his son, Rikky, of Detroit, Michigan, son, Pete, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., daughter, Debra King, of Hopwood, Pa.; brothers, James E. Jr., of Detroit, Michigan, and Walter, of Amherst, Ohio; sisters, Wanda Miller, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

There was no visitation. Private services were held at the Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa., on April 29, 2006.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, May 9, 2006

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Orrin Bradford McDOWELL ( -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

O. B. McDOWELL

   Orrin Bradford McDowell, 46, of Smithfield, was a member of the Smithfield Presbyterian Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of various Masonic orders, district deputy of the Supreme Tall Cedars of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, past master of Valley Lodge No. 459, F. and A.M., and a member of the Coal Mining Institute of America and Mine Inspectors Institute of America. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Bertrand McDowell; three daughters, Bonnie Lee, Marion Sue and Thelma Corrine, and four sisters, Mrs. Howard (Oakie) Beatty of Smithfield, Mrs. Guy (Evelyn) Lyons of Point Marion, Miss Juniata McDowell of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Thomas (Joan) Glasgow of Greensburg. Burial will be by cremation. A service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church of Smithfield, with the Rev. Harold Kelly, the Rev. Fred Sams and the Rev. Walter Rockenstein officiating.


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

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Orris E. McDOWELL ( -1975)

McDOWELL, ORRIS E.—Age 78 years died in his residence at Delray Beach, Florida, Wednesday evening, September 3, 1975. He was a former resident of Ambridge, PA, a member of Brownsville BPOE 1344 and was previously employed by the A. M. Byers Company of Ambridge. Surviving are his wife, Garnet Endsley McDowell; two children, Robert E. McDowell of Beaver, PA, and Mrs. Carl Driesch of Minnapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rebecca McDowell and Mrs. Minnie Williams, both of Delray Beach, Florida. Friends will be received in the L. Harry Johnston Funeral Home, 65 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, today 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon until 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m., the hour of service, Rev. Karl W. Bowman, Jr. will officiate. Internment in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, September 6, 1975, page 15, column 7

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Paul McDOWELL (1942-2007)

Paul McDowell, 64, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.V. He was born on August 18, 1942, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late Ray McDowell and Dorothy Davin Cobert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Cobert.

Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy Furnier McDowell; three daughters: Cheryl McDowell Stickle and husband, Jeff, of Prosperity, Pa., Michelle McDowell and fiancé, Andrew Dougherty, IV, of Uniontown, and Amy McDowell, at home; a sister, Bonita Gibson, of Smock, Fayette County, Pa., three grandsons: Jay, Tyler and Cody Bergman, of Prosperity; two nieces: Kim Johnson and Shelly Gibson, both of Smock; and four great-nieces: Rachel and Kaitlyn Johnson, and McKenzie and Madison Gibson, all of Smock.

Arrangements are being made by the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Foundation.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, May 3, 2007

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Paul Rodney McDOWELL (1953-2006)

Paul R. McDowell
Connellsville

Paul Rodney McDowell, 52, a well-known resident of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., who was loved by many, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, while in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Dec. 26, 1953, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles and Martha Lowry McDowell. Paul was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1971. He received his associate's degree in business from Penn State University, in 1975, and recently achieved his goal of completing his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Marywood University, on May 14, 2006. Paul had worked in the financial field for more than 25 years and was currently employed by U.S. Auto Mart in Adamsburg, Pa., where he was vice president of banking. Paul was an active member of the Connellsville Jaycees in the 1970s and 80s, where he held many offices including president, district director and statesman. He had the honor of being named ambassador with the United States Jaycees. He also won numerous awards and was listed in the Outstanding Young Men of America 1982 edition, a program endorsed by the United States Jaycees honoring men for their outstanding civic and professional contributions to their community, state and nation. Paul was a member of the Connellsville BPO Elks 503, where he served as past exalted ruler in 1991-92. He was also a member of the Connellsville Moose 16, King Solomon's Lodge 346 F&AM, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection and the Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Over the years Paul had become interested in tracing his family ancestry, and was able to live his dream of visiting Scotland with his wife, Eileen, in the summer of 2005. Paul was a Christian and a firm believer in the Bible.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Eileen Kocik McDowell; his three children of whom he was most proud, Adam Paul McDowell, a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University, who will attend Duquesne School of Law this fall, his "little girl" Katie Ann McDowell, a junior psychology education major at St. Vincent College, and his "chess champion, cartoon companion" Sean Michael McDowell; his sister, Audrey Hall and her husband, Raymond, of Connellsville; and his brothers, Charles "Butchie" McDowell, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., Daniel McDowell and his wife, Alfaretta, of Salisbury, N.C., and David McDowell and his wife, Brenda, of Masontown; and his brothers-in-law, Andrew and Bernard Kocik; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, who will miss his heartwarming smile and ornery ways. Family and friends will be received from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of a funeral service, in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with Pastor James Jobes officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the St. John's Cemetery, Brookvale, Fayette County, Pa.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Pheobe Jane McDOWELL ( -1927)

PHEOBE JANE MCDOWELL

Mrs. Phoebe Jane McDowell, age 74 years, 8 months and 20 days, died last week at her home in Palmer. Death followed an illness of paralysis. She is survived by her husband B.W. McDowell, seven children, B.W. McDowell of Smithfield; R.L. McDowell of High House; D. H. McDowell of Uniontown; Mrs. Orrin Cligan of Uniontown; Mrs. Molly Childs and the following brothers and sisters; James Martin of Hillcoke, Samuel Martin of Coolspring, Reuben Martin of Clifton Mills, Mrs. Amelia West of Uniontown; Mrs. Amanda McDowell of Uniontown, 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday July 3, 1927 at 2 o'clock with the Rev. D. E. Minerd assisted by the Rev R.C. VanEmas officiating. The pallbearers, nephews of the dead woman were: Albert McDowell, Orris McDowell, Frank Martin, Jess West, Harry Inks, and James Martin. Burial was in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 7, 1927, page 7, column 2

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Rebecca McDOWELL Stone (1829-1911)

MRS. REBECCA MCDOWELL

DUNBAR, Feb 20 — Mrs. Rebecca McDowell, aged and respected resident of this place, died Thursday at the home of her son, John McDowell on the Furnace Road, after an illness of a few hours. Mrs. McDowell was in her 82nd year and was in very feeble health, she having been blind for several years. Mrs. McDowell had retired for the night and shortly after retiring, raised up and complained of falling. A doctor was summoned but she died before he arrived. Hearth trouble was the cause of her death. She was the mother of the late William McDowell who was killed almost a month ago by being struck by lightening during a severe electrical storm at his home near Bethelboro near Lemont. She is survived by the following children, John of Dunbar, Mrs. Sarah Hololand of Dunbar, Wilson of White House, Adam of Uniontown, one sister, Mrs. John Smiley of this place and one brother James Miller in the West. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her son, John. Services were held at the Methodist Protestant Church at 2:30 the Rev. T. Milton Gladden having charge of the services. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 20, 1911, page 2, column 5

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Richard G. McDOWELL ( -2003)

Richard G. McDowell, 56, of Acme, Pa., and formerly of Ligonier, Pa., a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a Union Carpenter, who was born in Cook Township, Pa., died Friday, July 11, 2003 in his home. He is survived by his mother, Eva Erwin McDowell of Ligonier, Pa.; brothers: James M. McDowell and his wife, Shirley, of Greensburg, Pa., and Blaine G. McDowell of Ligonier, Pa.; sister, Melony Elise McDowell Pirl of Acme, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive Friends at the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 West Third Avenue, Derry, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, July 14, until the Service at 11 a.m.


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

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Robert E. McDOWELL (1918-2005)

Robert E. McDowell
Laurel, Md.

Robert E. McDowell, 86, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, died at his home in Laurel, Md., on Sept. 8, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Madeline Brooks, of Connellsville, Pa., who died in 1998. He is survived by his brother, Harry, also of Connellsville; his daughter, Carolyn, and son-in-law, Michael McCormick, of McLean, Va.; son, Robert, of San Leandro, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Megan, Kel and Gabriel. Col. McDowell was born in Dunbar on Sept. 22, 1918. His parents were John and Eva McDowell and he had three brothers, John Irvin, Howard and Harry. Despite his travels far and wide, Col. McDowell valued his home and frequently visited Dunbar and Connellsville to maintain contact with family and friends in the area. His last trip was in July 2005. The colonel enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, and retired from the Air Force in 1971. During his career, he traveled to Texas, Missouri, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama, California, Virginia, Nevada and Maryland, as well as India, Korea and Iceland. Trained as a navigator, he was later a personnel officer earning multiple decorations and awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He felt strongly, however, that his wife, Madeline, contributed significantly to his accomplishments and he owed her for any of his successes. Since his retirement, Col. McDowell had continued to travel extensively and to enjoy his hobby of thoroughbred horse racing. When he died, he even had a winning ticket to be cashed at Laurel Race Track making him a winner to the end! Services in honor of Col. McDowell will be held at Fort Meyer Chapel in Virginia at 9 a.m. Nov. 21, 2005, followed by a full military honors burial in Arlington Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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Robert L. McDOWELL ( -1950)

MCDOWELL, ROBERT L.— aged 67, died in his home, High House, Tuesday, December 26, 1950, at 4 p.m. He was a member of the Local 6290 of the U. M. W. A. Surviving are his wife, Addie Turney McDowell; one son, David L. McDowell of Uniontown; brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mollie Childs of Hibbs; Mrs. Phoebe Clingan of Uniontown; John M. McDowell of Philadelphia; O. W. McDowell of Uniontown. Friends will be received in the Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., after 7 o'clock this evening where services will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 29, at 2 o'clock with Rev. David Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Hopwood cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 27, 1950, page 6, column 1

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Sarah M. McDOWELL Stone  (1803-1871)

DIED

  McDOWELL— May 22, in North Union township, Mrs. Sarah M. McDowell, wife of Robert McDowell, aged 66 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 8, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 22, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Virginia B. Miner McDOWELL (1916-2006)

Virginia B. McDowell
Scottdale

Virginia B. (Miner) McDowell, 90, of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, at her residence. She was born April 5, 1916, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward C. and Maude Brooks Miner. Virginia graduated from Connellsville High School, in 1934, and Wilson College, in 1939. She taught at Dunbar Borough High School before coming to Scottdale High School, where she taught English and Latin. She retired from Southmoreland High School in 1978. She was a member of the Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Scottdale. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William J. McDowell; and a sister, Dorothy Miner Soisson (Mrs. George B. Soisson). Virginia is survived by a son, William J. McDowell, Jr., of York, Pa.; and two daughters, Bonnie Schick and husband, Henry, of Southampton, Va., and Sally Miller and husband, David, of Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa.; five grandsons, David and Joseph Miller and William, Scott and Robert McDowell; three great-granddaughters, Natalie Ann Miller (daughter of David and wife, Julie Tepper Miller) and Madison and Carley McDowell (daughters of William and Wendy McDowell); a brother and sister-in-law, John and Nancy Clark, of Scottdale; brothers-in-law, Judge David Furman, of Far Hills, N.J., and George B. Soisson, of Doylestown, Pa., and his two sons, Joby and Mark. She will be especially missed by her beloved dog, "Beau".

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300/email: fergfh@verizon.net/GPS: N 40 degrees 06.136, W 79 degrees 35.278. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Matthew C. Stabe officiating. Interment in Scottdale Cemetery will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 8, 2006

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Wilhelmina McDOWELL Stone  (1818-1903)

Mrs. Wilhelmina McDowell

   Mrs. Wilhelmina McDowell, 85 years old, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Widdup, 138 Genesta street, Hazelwood, after an illness of almost 10 years from general debility and old age. She was born in Laurel Hill, Fayette county, Pa., and later moved to Dunbar, Pa., where she had resided for about 20 years. In 1843 she was married to James McDowell, who died 30 years ago. He was a well-known stone cutter in Dunbar, where he had resided for a number of years. About 15 years ago, Mrs. McDowell came to Hazelwood, and since that time had made her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Widdup, Mrs. Ella Lancaster of Swissvale, and Mrs. Lydia Perany of Braddock, and one son, Robert McDowell, of Hazelwood. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Note from contributor:
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, July 15, 1903, page 3, column 3

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William A. McDOWELL ( -1911)

THUNDER STORM HITS COKE REGION

There Was Sharp Lightning,
High Wind and Hard
Rain Yesterday

ONE FATALITY IS RECORDED

William A. McDowell Struck by Lightning
In Open Field at Bethelboro—
Panic Averted by Song In the Tabernacle—
Wind Raged In Night

A severe thunder storm was general in Western Pennsylvania last evening and one life was claimed by lightning in this county. The damage done by the storm was considerable. It was about 5 o’clock when the storm was at its worst. Lightning flashed and thunder crashed, accompanying both being a hard rain and severe wind. The storm was so severe that windows rattled and even the most substantial dwellings rocked on their foundations.

William A. McDowell of Bethelboro was struck by a bolt of lightning in a field near his home. He was killed instantly. Throughout this and adjoining counties there was considerable loss of property.

Article continues about severity of storm.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, January 9, 1911, page 1, column 1


W. A. McDowell’s Funeral

The funeral of William A. McDowell, who was killed by lighting Sunday evening, will take place from his home near Bethelboro at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, the funeral cortège going from the home to the Percy M. P. church where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 by Rev. L. M. Humes of Dunbar, pastor of the Dunbar and Bethelboro M. E. churches. Interment in Percy cemetery. The funeral will be in charge of the Percy lodge of Odd Fellows.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 10, 1911, page 2, columns 4&5

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Robert L. McELFRESH (1931-1996)

ROBERT L. McELFRESH

   Robert L. McElfresh, 64, a lifelong resident of Monessen, passed away Sunday in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Ida Weible McElfresh; his wife, Susan Pellick McElfresh; a daughter, Ida Lynn McElfresh, and a grandson, Rob McElfresh, both at home, and three brothers, Everett McElfresh of Monessen, Alan McElfresh of Donora and Carl McElfresh of Glen Mills. Friends will be received at the Rhome Funeral Home Inc., 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 10:30 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– August 14, 1931
   Died—– March 3, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Emily C. Loosemore McELHANEY ( -1962)

McELHANEY FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Mrs. Emily C. McElhaney, 76, of South Connellsville, who died Friday evening in Sharon General Hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Brooks funeral home. The Rev. Dan Ratzlaff will officiate, assisted by the Rev. James Ashworth. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. She was born Oct. 18, 1885, in Wales, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Sampson Loosemore, and had spent most of her life in South Connellsville before going to Ellwood City two years ago. She was a member of the South Connellsville Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Lawrence A. of Warren, Ohio, and Clayton F. of Ohltown, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. George (Grace) Freed of Ellwood City, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spangler of West Middlesex, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, David Loosemore of Pulaski, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Campman of Wheatland and Mrs. Annie Root of Whiting, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband, August McElhaney, in 1960, and a son, James, in 1958.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 8, 1962

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bullet George Elwood MCELHANEY died in 1917. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(19)

George Elwood McElhaney, one year old son of Howard A. and May  McElhaney of McElhaney avenue, south Connellsville, died Saturday of pneumonia.  
Weekly Courier, Thurs, Oct 25, 1917,  page 5


Clifford Eugene McELROY, Jr. Stone  (1949-1995)

CLIFFORD McELROY, JR.

   Clifford Eugene McElroy, Jr., 46, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995 in his home. He was the son of Clifford Eugene McElroy, Sr. and Genevieve Brant McElroy and the husband of Vicky Collier McElroy. Arrangement will be announced by the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home of Hopwood.


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

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Clifford E. 'Buck' McELROY (1924-2007)

   Clifford E. "Buck" McElroy, 82, of Gibbon Glade, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Monday, February 19, 2007, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born May 3, 1924, at Gibbon Glade, son of the late Russell and Mary Knox McElroy. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Genevieve V. McElroy, November 2003, a son, Eugene McElroy, and a brother, Russell "Pete" McElroy. Surviving are three sons, Willie McElroy and wife, Joyce, Robert McElroy and wife, Laurie, all of Gibbon Glade, and David McElroy and wife, Sandy, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Heater Kuhn, of State College, Center County, Pa. Buck was retired from Shanefelter Industries; he was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, FARMINGTON, Fayette County, Pa., Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 10 until 11 a.m., the Hour of the Service, with the Rev. Greg Moran, officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Farmington.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Ellen McELROY (1870-1950)

Arrange Services
For Mrs. McElroy

   Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen McElroy, 80, of 117 East Coffey street, who died yesterday after an extended illness, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the Minerd Funeral Home with Rev. Earl P. Confer of the Central Christian church officiating. Burial will be in Parl Place cemetery. Surviving are two sons, William R., Jr., of Uniontown, and John of New York; a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Lessig, of Uniontown; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Smith, Mrs. John Sant of Mrs. Michael Dane, all of McKeespost. Mrs. McElroy was preceded in death by her husband, W. R. McElroy, and two daughters. She was born in Ireland of February 15, 1870 and came to Uniontown at the age of 19.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 4, 1950, page 1, column 3

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Etta Mae Morrison McELROY (1927-1995)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

Etta Mae Morrison McElroy

from Brownsville, formerly of Compton, Ca.
   died n Uniontown Hospital
   misc personal info
   Born—– April 1, 1927, Uniontown
   Died—– January 30, 1995, Brownsville
   Buried—– Brier Hill, Lafayette Memorial Gardens
   Father– James Morrison, Sr.
   Mother– Eva Harris Morrison Edwards
   Spouse– James McElroy
   Child– Georgette


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Geneieve V. McELROY Stone  (1933-2003)

   Geneieve V. McElroy, 70, of Gibbon Glade, Pa., passed away suddenly Monday, Nov. 10, 2003. She was born Oct. 27, 1933, at Elliotsville, Pa., daughter of the late William and Nora Savage Brant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Eugene McElroy; and four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Clifford "Buck" McElroy; three sons, Willie McElroy and Joyce, Rob McElroy and Laurie and Dave McElroy and Sandra, all of Gibbon Glade; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Geneieve was a member of Laurel Mt. Baptist Church. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 a.m., the hour of the service, with the Rev. Timothy Curtis and the Rev. James Hickle officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Memorial Park, Farmington.


©The Herald Standard 2003, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 12, 2003

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Harry B. McELROY (1931-2011)

   Harry B. McElroy, 79 years, of Hopwood, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2011. He was born on Friday, May 22, 1931 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, the beloved son of Howard K. McElroy and Cecil (Cole) McElroy, both now deceased. Harry graduated from Wilkinsburg High School and attended Clarion State Teachers College before he entered the United States Marine Corps. He served our country for three years and received the Purple Heart during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1993 after working 40 years as a Sales Representative for Endo Laboratories, A. H. Robins Company, and also Wyeth Laboratories. He had been a resident of Hopwood for 40 years. He was a member and Elder of Third Presbyterian Church, Uniontown, an active member of the Christian Men's Fellowship Breakfast group, a member of the Hopwood Lions Club, Laurel Lodge 651 F. & A.M., Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite and Shrine. He was past President of the Smithfield Rotary Club and past President of the Hopwood Village Project, of which he was so proud. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ethel (Rohrer) McElroy; one son, H. David McElroy and his wife Cindy of McClellandtown and Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania; and one daughter, Mary Anne McMullen and husband Ralph of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Harry and Mary have seven Grandchildren: Lauren Borasky and her husband Jeff, Katie McMullen, Jeffrey M. Tomi Jr., Breanne L. French and husband Jonathan, and Seth D. McElroy. Harry is also survived by his Brother, Wesley L. McElroy and his wife Carol of Plum Boro, Pennsylvania; and many Nephews and Nieces. Family and Friends will be received in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pennsylvania today, January 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, January 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27 in THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 425 Union Street, Uniontown, Pennsylvania from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon, the hour of Service. Rev. Chris Enoch and Rev. William Rodehaver will officiate. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pennsylvania. Military Rites and Honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Jesse M. McELROY, Jr. (1953-2007)

Jesse M. McElroy, Jr.
Connellsville

Jesse M. McElroy Jr., 53, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born Nov. 27, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Jesse M. McElroy and wife Helen "Tootie" McElroy, and the late Doris Hawkins McElroy. Jesse was employed as a bookkeeper for Bell's Auto Body and Towing, Dunbar. He was preceded in death by his mother, sister Shirley Bell and aunt Virginia "Pee Wee" Levendowski. In addition to his father, Jesse is survived by his wife Lorrie Black McElroy; stepson Gregory Basinger Jr. at home; mother-in-law Dorothy Black, of Mt. Pleasant; brothers-in-law Lee Black, of Greensburg, and Tommy Bell, of Dunbar; brothers and sisters-in-law Dan and Kathy Eutsey, of Ruffsdale, and Peggy and Wayne Sanner, of New Stanton; an uncle, George Smiley, of Connellsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog Buddy. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, the hour of service with the Rev. Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will be private.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 15, 2007

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Stanley M. McELROY ( -1996)

STANLEY M. McELROY

   Stanley M. McElroy, 79, died Monday, March 18, 1996, in Stuart Convalescent Center, Stuart, Fla. He was born at Gibbon Glade, Pa., and lived in Smithfield, Pa., before moving to Florida. He lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for 42 years. He was a construction superintendent at Inter-County Construction before retiring in 1979. He lived his last two years in Stuart, Fla. His wife, Dorothy Show McElroy, his father and mother, Thomas and Wanda McKinney McElroy, a sister, Irene Harbarger, and a brother, Donald McElroy, preceded him in death. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Brenda McElroy of Palm City, Fla., two daughters, Wanda Campbell of Palm City, Fla., and Brenda Hofelmann of Gardiner, N.Y., two sisters, Pauline Rankin of Amherst, Ohio, and Emily Savage of Farmington, Pa., eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at AYCOCK FUNERAL HOME, Stuart, Fla., on Friday, March 22. The Rev. Dr. Les A. Koerselman of First Presbyterian Church in Stuart officiated. Interment followed in Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart, Fla.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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bullet Mrs. McENNARNEY died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(52)

Sudden Death—On Friday morning last, Mrs. McEnnarney, aged we suppose about forty-five years, died suddenly at her residence in this place, from causes unknown. It appears she had complained during the previous evening of a pain in the breast or about the heart, but arose at the usual time in the morning and gave her little boy instructions about making a fire—was heard to scream shortly after, and was found lying upon a bed where she soon after expired. She leaves a husband and several children, some of which are small. An inquest was held by the Coronor, Dr. James Fuller, but nothing further than what is above stated was elicited.


Sally Rodes McEWAN ( -1918)

MISS SALLY RODES McEWAN

   The funeral services for Miss Sally Rodes McEwan of Pittsburg, a teacher in the local high school, who died here Thursday morning, were held from the Third Presbyterian curch of that place Friday. Rev. S. J. Fisher, D. D., of Sewickley, and president of the Freedman’s Board of the Presbyterian Church, officiated. The body was shipped to Frankfort, Kentucky, Friday night for interment. Superintendent S.P. Ashe and B. B. Smith, principal of the high school, accompanied by Mrs. Ashe and Mrs. Smith, attended the funeral.


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

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Leroy Elwood McFADDEN (1919-1994)

LEROY McFADDEN

   Leroy Ellwood “Bill” McFadden, 75, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 2, died Tuesday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Marie Jones McFadden; three sons, Thomas W. and Richard D. McFadden, both of Mount Pleasant R.D. 2, and Timothy N. McFadden of Maytown; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson, and one sister, Edith Thrasher of Belle Vernon. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 15, 1919
   Died—– November 22, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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bullet Benjamin F. MCFARLAND died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(34)

McFARLAND, BENJAMIN F - about 1909 - November 22, 1937
Following a lingering illness, Benjamin F McFarland, 29 years old, well-known meat cutter of Uniontown, died Monday evening at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A E McFarland, of 510 Braddock avenue, Uniontown.  For several years he was employed in the meat department of the American stores at Uniontown.  Besides his wife, Thelma Miller McFarland, he is survived by six children, Benjamin, Jr., Phyllis, Charles, Joan and twins, Norma Jean and Nancy Jane, also his parents and several brothers and sisters.
The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), November 23, 1937


Frank J. McFARLAND (1880-1973)

McFARLAND, FRANK J.— Age 92 years of the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., and a former resident of Uniontown and Dunbar, died Sunday, October 7, 1973 in the Masonic Home. He was born October 17, 1880 in Normalville the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John J. McFarland. He was a former Fayette County Recorder of Deeds and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church of Uniontown and was past Master of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346, F. & A. M. and was a member of the York and Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies and the Syria Shrine. He was a former member of the Dunbar Boro School board and was receiver of Banks of Fayette County in 1932. Surviving are a son, David F. McFarland of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren, a brother, John of Connellsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Belle Holtz McFarland; a son, Frank J. Jr. and two sisters and a brother. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. Thursday the hour of service. Rev. Jack Rees, assistant pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 9, 1973, page 14, column 8

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Hazel B. Wolfe McFARLAND (1902-1968)

MRS. HAZEL McFARLAND

   Mrs. Hazel B. McFarland, 66, of Ohiopyle, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1902, in Ohiopyle, a daughter of the late Albert and Cora Wolfe Wolfe, and had been a lifelong resident of Ohiopyle. She was postal clerk at the Ohiopyle Post Office, and a member of the Almira Rebekah Lodge of Ohiopyle, at various times holding office in that group. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ohiopyle. Surviving are a son, Walter W. McFarland of Youngstown, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Donna) Rose of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and five brothers, Elmer and Harry Wolfe of Ohiopyle, Jesse and Earl of Youngstown, Ohio, and Raymond of Philadelphia. Her husband, Walter J. McFarland, died Jan. 1, 1946.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 27, 1968, page 23, column 7


MCFARLAND— Friends of Mrs. Hazel B. McFarland of Ohiopyle, who died Wednesday, June 26, 1968, may call after 7 p.m., today at the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home, Connellsville. At noon Saturday the body will be taken to the Ohiopyle Methodist Church to lie in state until 2 p.m., the hour of the funeral, with the Rev. Smith Hixson officiating. Interment in Morris Cemetery near Ohiopyle.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 27, 1968, page 23, column 8

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bullet Mary MCFARLAND died in 1818. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(38)

On the 20th inst. in this borough, Mrs. Mary McFarland.
The Genius of Liberty and American Telegraph.
Union, Sat. Aug. 29, 1818. Vol. 1, No. 21. Pg. 2. Col. 3.


William McFARLAND ( -1870)

DIED

  McFARLAND— At his residence in New Haven, Fayette county, Pa., William McFarland, at the advanced age of 80 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, September 1, 1870, Vol. III, No. 34, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Elizabeth MCGARRITY died in 1907. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bury Four Victims of Gas Explosion.
John J. Monoghan and Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and Elizabeth McGarrity
are Laid to Rest.
(Special Telegraph to the Herald)
Connellsville, June 13, - The funerals of John J. Monoghan, his little daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, and little Elizabeth McGarrity, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGarrity, victims of Monday's gas explosion at the Monoghan home on Witter Avenue, were held this morning.  Services were held at 10 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception church. Twenty-two carriages followed the funeral cortege to St. Joseph's cemetery, where interment was made.
Requiem high mass was celebrated at the church, by Father J. T. Burns, who spoke in a touching manner of the explosion that brought death and sorrow to the Monoghan and McGarrity homes.  The church was filled with friends of the victims and their families.  The death of Monoghan and the three children coming so suddenly was pathetic in the extreme.  The little girls bore few outward marks of their fearful burns and their baby sweetness brought tears to the eyes of hundreds who viewed the remains yesterday and this morning. Little boys dressed in white were pallbearers for the three children.
The condition of Mrs. Monoghan and Mrs. McGarrity continues critical at the Cottage State hospital.  Mrs. Monoghan, however, shows wonderful vitality and her condition this morning after having passed a bad night was if anything slightly improved.  Thomas McGarrity, husband of Mrs. McGarrity, one of the survivors at the hospital is completely broken up over the blow that has befallen him in the loss of his little daughter, nieces and brother-in-law and the injuries to his wife and sister, he being a brother of Mrs. Monoghan.


Hugh D. McGARRITY ( -1953)

HUGH D. McGARRITY

   Hugh D. McGarrity, 71, of Midland, formerly of Morrell and Broad Ford, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Biers, at Midland, Tuesday morning. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Biers and Mrs. John Bereiter of Morrell. The funeral mass will be held at 9 o’clock Thursday morning at Presentation R. C. Church at Midland with Rev. J. R. Brennen in charge. Burial will be in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The cortege is expected in Connellsville at about 12:30 P. M.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 11, 1953, page 2, column 5

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Daniel MCGARVEY ( -1879)

SIX MEN KILLED

How The Boiler Explosion at Dunbar Occurred and
Who The Victims Are

Uniontown Nov 29, 1879 — The boiler explosion yesterday afternoon at the coal works of Ried Brothers, near Dunbar Furnace, eight miles below here, turns out to be worse than was at first supposed. Two men were instantly killed and one died with in an hour.

Their names were Richard Evans, J.J. Miller and Daniel McGarvey. Two more Josh Mowery and Joseph Vayone, died last night, and the sixth man, Morgan McGill this afternoon. John Dougherty, the pit boss hurt both externally and internally, and his recovery is considered improbable. Seven other men are suffering from wounds, scalds and burns, but none of them thought to be fatally injured. The disaster occurred in this way; Eight men were on the roof of the boiler house, and with the assistance of a number below were erecting a new smoke stack. The steam penetrating through the roof annoyed the men above, and Vayone, the yard boss, orderd the escape valve to be closed. This was done, and within two minutes the boiler exploded with terrific force. Daniel McGarvey, the engineer, was thrown a hundred feet in the air and one hundred and fifty feet distant into an adjoining field. He alighted on his head in a beaten clay foot path, in which his head half buried itself. The force of the fall ruptured his abdomen and let his entrails out. John Mowey was scalded to death. His flesh was cooked until it was so tender that his abdomen burst under the distention of his stomach and bowels, and these organs pushed themselves to the surface. Richard Evans was killed by a bar of iron striking him across the forehead and imbedding itself in his brain. Vayone died last night and McGill this afternoon, both from internal and external injuries. The roof was torn to shreds. Hardly a fragment as large as a man's hat can be found, except here and there a stick of wood. The general demolition could not have been more complete. With exception of McGarvey all those killed leave large families - Reid Brothers are bearing all of the funeral expenses.


Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA, December 5, 1879

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Byronetta Von Ache McGAUGHEY Stone  (1915-2010)

 Byronetta Von Ache McGaughey, 95 years, of Uniontown, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in the Marquis House. She was born May 16, 1915 in Uniontown, daughter of the late Dr. J. Byron Von Ache and Susan C. Moore Von Ache. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dorr McGaughey in 1980, a sister, Sarah Virginia Ache Williams (wife of Samuel U. Williams) in 1975 and her son, John David McGaughey on December 8, 2007. She was a graduate of Uniontown High School Class of 1933. She was a fifty year member of the Third Presbyterian Church, former member of Soroptmist Club of Fayette County and a member of Uniontown Chapter 263 OES. She was a former Executive Director of the Blind Association of Fayette County from 1960 to 1977. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary F. McGaughey of Farmington; a grandson, Shane D. McGaughey of Deer Lake and many loving relatives. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., where friends may call today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 10 until 11 a.m., at which time a service celebrating her life will be held with Rev. Jack Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 18, 2010

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John David McGAUGHEY (1942-2007)

 John David McGaughey, age 65, of Farmington, Fayette County, Pa., passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 8, 2007, in his home. He was born February 27, 1942, in New Castle, Pa., the son of Byronetta Ache McGaughey, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., and the late Robert McGaughey. David was a graduate of the Uniontown Area High School, Class of 1960. He was the owner of the former Jay Hawk Lounge, in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa., and the B & O Auto Body Shop, in Pleasantville, Pa. He was a former insurance adjuster for All State and worked for Mellon Bank. David had a love for cars, especially street rod cars. He also enjoyed restoring cars. He loved all animals. A kind and caring person, he will be remembered for being a man, who would help anyone. He had a wonderful sense of humor that he loved to share with family and friends. In addition to his mother, Byronetta, he is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Mary F. Bierer McGaughey; his loving and devoted son, Shane McGaughey, of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pa.; other loving relatives; and many devoted friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday morning, December 11, 2007, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service, with the Rev. Ricardo Alicastro, officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Living Springs Missions, c/o David's Family.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, December 10, 2007

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Malcolm 'Mac' McGAUGHEY (1922-2011)

Malcolm McGaughey
Formerly of Dunbar

Malcolm "Mac" McGaughey, 88, formerly of Dunbar, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Uniontown Hospital after a short illness. Mac was born, Aug. 6, 1922, in Brownsville to Robert and Helen (Shaw) McGaughey. He was a devoted husband to Sarah (Sally) Shoemaker, who passed away Nov. 2, 2008. He was predeceased by a son, Robert "Bob", who passed away in May of 1979; brothers, Charles, Robert and Edward; and a sister, Helen Darkangelo. Mac was a member of the 13th Armored Division Black Cats. He served proudly for our country in World War II. He was a member of Laurel Lodge 651 F&AM of Uniontown, as well as a member of the American Legion Post 51 of Uniontown. Mac was a member and former elder of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. Mac retired from Foseco of Mt. Braddock after 43 years of service. Malcolm was the loving father of Kerry McGaughey. Also left to cherish his memory are special people in his life; his daughter-in-law, Cathy Kemmerer, of Ligonier, His son-in- law, John Griffis, of Uniontown; a special nephew, Gary McGaughey, of Denver, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews who all had a special place in his heart. Malcolm was the patriarch of his family, and a loving man who would do anything for anyone. He was known for his yard sales. He was always ready to wave at a passing stranger as he was tinkering around with something in his yard. Mac and Sally took great joy in visiting a sick or lonely friend. A kind and gentle man, he stood for what he believed in. Sometimes a man of few words, he was honest and loyal and would always tell you the truth. But most of all he was always ready to help those in need. Mac loved to travel and go camping in his early years. He was excited to go and play penny slots. He will be fondly remembered and loved by all that knew him. Heaven has just added another angel. We would like to give special thanks to Sherry and Judy, Linda Seaman and the entire staff of the Uniontown Hospital 4th floor, Dr. Cockerham and Fayette Home Care and Hospice, the Staff at Cherry Tree nursing facility, 3rd floor and Doctors Burns, Shipley and Hunter from Westmoreland Hospital as well as the staff from the 2nd and 3rd floors. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, and until 11 a.m. Tuesday when a prayer vigil will be held in the funeral home chapel, with former Pastor Bonnie Hartley officiating. Interment will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, where military honors will be accorded by the George C. Marshall AMVETS Post No. 103. Laurel Lodge No. 651 F&AM will hold Masonic services at 7 p.m. Monday. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Robert Dorr McGAUGHEY Stone  (1914-1980)

 McGAUGHEY, ROBERT DORR, 66, formerly of Uniontown and Hopwood, died yesterday at his residence in Fort Myers, FL. He was born in Brownsville on Nov. 30, 1914, the son of the late Robert A. and Helen Shaw McGaughey. He was a member of Holy Trinity United Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers, Fl, a WWII veteran, a retired salesman for S.E. Williams Supply Co., past master of the Laurel Lodge No. 651 F & AM, member of the Syria Temple of Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Byronetta Ache McGaughey, a son, John David, two brothers, Edward and Malcolm; and a sister, Helen Darkangelo. A brother, Charles, died Oct. 14, 1979. Burial in Sylvan Heights Cemetery under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home.


Newspaper and date unknown

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Sarah E. "Sally" Shoemaker McGAUGHEY (1925-2008)

   Sarah E. "Sally" Shoemaker McGaughey, 83, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Sunday, November 2, 2008. "Sally" was born on June 28, 1925, in Dawson, Fayette County, Pa. A courageous and strong person, she was a role model and great inspiration for all! She was the loving wife of Malcolm--they were married June 1, 1948--and a devoted mother of Kerry McGaughey Griffis and her husband, John Griffis, whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert in 1979, parents, Earl and Mercedes Shoemaker, and brothers, Earle Shoemaker, Charles "Smokey" Shoemaker. "Sally" was a former employee of the Auburn Rubber, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., and she retired from Connellsville Area School District as a cafeteria worker at Junior High West. She was a true friend to everyone she met. If you knew her, then consider yourself blessed. She was a member of the Brownfield Senior Citizens, and the Order of the Eastern Star Connellsville Chapter 247, and an active member and Elder of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, in Fayette County, Pa. "Sally" was an accomplished seamstress and loved to work with crafts, always working on favors for Christmas parties. She had an unbelievable talent for needle work! She was a bingo player, loved to play the slots, and was always ready to travel-- just say the word and she was ready to go. "Sally" was the matriarch of her family and her spirit will live on in all that she has instilled in everyone that was lucky enough to be a part of her life. Also left to cherish her memory are her daughter-in-law, Cathy Kemmerer, of Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pa.; special nephew, Gary McGaughey, of Denver, Colorado, her brother-in-law, John Darkangelo, Sr., of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Barbara Shoemaker, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; and other nieces and nephews that will always have a special place in her heart. She will forever be loved! Heaven just added another angel. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Ceremonies celebrating her life will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 (time will be announced). Interment will be held at LaFayette Memorial Park, Route 40 East, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, November 3, 2008

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bullet David MCGEE died in 1891. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McGEE, DAVID
David McGEE, after a lingering illness, died at his home near Smithfield, on Friday, October 9th, 1891.  He was one of the most respected citizens
of that vicinity. Rev. Inskeep preached the funeral sermon in the new Methodist Episcopal church on the Sunday following, after which
the interment took place in the cemetery. 
Courier Friday Oct. 16, 1891


bullet Rebecca Jane Kennison MCGEE died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(117)
Mrs. Rebecca J. McGee died in her home in Smithfield Friday morning at 1 0:35, aged 75 years, two months and 11 days. Death was due to a compli cation of diseases. Deceased was the widow of James Henry McGee who di ed 28 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Moser, Unionto wn, and Mrs. John Edmundson, McKeesport; two sons, Joseph and Walter at h ome; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sollenberger, Smithfield, Anna and Frances K ennison and Mrs. Frank Wingrove, all of Smithfield, R. F. D.; and one b rother, John. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. McGee was a member of the Smithfield Presbyterian church. Funeral s ervices will be held in the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'cl ock, the Rev. C. D. A. Hoon officiating. Burial in the Baptist cemeter y.


Thomas Alan McGEE (1972-2010)

Thomas Alan McGee, 37, of Lemont Furnace Pennsylvania died suddenly as a result of an accident, Friday, July 30, 2010. Born on November 26, 1972 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Bernice Chambers McGee of Hopwood and Jack Ronald McGee. "Tom" was a member of Great Bethel Baptist Church in Uniontown and had attended Laurel Highlands High School.

Thomas was predeceased by his father; and by a nephew, David Works, Jr. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two sisters and two brothers Lois Jean Fellows and husband James, Jeannette Pennsylvania, Cindi Works and her husband David, Jack Ronald McGee and Michael McGee and wife Michelle all of Hopwood, Pennsylvania; two nephews and two nieces: James Fellows Jr., Andrea Works, Megan McGee and Michael McGee Jr.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pennsylvania on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 3, until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


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

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Bridget M. Broderick McGEEVER Stone  (1852-1925)

MRS. JOHN MCGEEVER

   Mrs. John McGeever, age 74, died early Tuesday morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L J Zelhofer, of Reppert boulevard. Mrs. McGeever had been bedfast for five weeks although ill sometime previous. Mrs. McGeever is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. D. L. Twist, of Lemont, and Mrs. William Sullivan of 324 Evans street, and three sons, Patrick, of Lemont; John of East Pittsburgh, and Andrew, of New Kensington. Ten grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in the St. John's R. C. church.

Notes from contributor:
   Buried– Park Place Cemetery ,Uniontown


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 2, 1925, page 14, column 1

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bullet Percy MCGIBBONS died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Percy M'Gibbons Dies in Hospital at Charleston
C. Percy McGibbons, aged 52 and for years manager and buyer for the first floor of the Wright-Metzler store in Uniontown, died at 8 o'clock this morning in Charleston, W.Va., hospital as the result of an operation for throat trouble.  No further details were contained in telegrams received by local friends.
Mr. McGibbons left the Uniontown store last March 1 to become part owner and manager of the McGibbons-Demming department store in Charleston.  He was in partnership there with Fred Demming, a Wright-Metzler department manager until he left for war service in 1918.  Mr. McGibbons is survived by his widow.
(newspaper dated Sep. 6, 1927)
(buried in Oak Grove Cemetery)


Adam Jenkins McGILL ( -1891)

   Death notice for Adam Jenkins McGill appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 17, 1891, page 1. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Daniel McGILL ( -1903)

Daniel McGill

  Dawson, Aug. 26.— Daniel McGill died at this home here after an illness of several weeks, aged about 55 years. He had been a progressive farmer of Lower Tyrone township for many years, but recently sold his farm to W. H. Cochran, the coke man, after which he retired from active work. He had been a leading Democratic citizen for years and had held several local township offices. He was known as a straightforward man, honest in all his dealings. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma Braden, and other relatives. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment in Cochran cemetery.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, August 26, 1903, page 1, column 2

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Daniel 'Ray' McGILL (1953-2008)

Daniel "Ray" McGill, age 55, of Smock, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008. He was born August 1, 1953, in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., the son of John McGill and Kathryn Crossan McGill. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Poling McGill; the following children: Daniel R. McGill, Jr., and wife, Audra, of Smock, Pa., Betty Kline and husband, Brandon, of North Richland Hills, Texas, Tammy McGill, of Troxelville, Pa., Amy Arnoldt and husband, Fred, of Colleyville, Texas, James McGill and wife, Valerie, of McClure, Pa., Mandy Burnsworth and husband, Brance, of Mill Run, Fayette County, Pa., Chad McGill, of Smock, Pa.; nine grandchildren; these brothers and sisters: John C. McGill, of Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., Ronald McGill and wife, Izetta, of Smock, Pa., Gene McGill and wife, Kathie, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., Thomas McGill and wife, Darla, of Smock, Pa., Mrs. Bernie (Katie) Martin, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., Bobby McGill and wife, Helen, of Smock, Pa., Mrs. Mary Hazelbaker, of Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., and her special friend, Bob, of Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. John (Donna) Petronice, of Vanderbilt, Pa.

Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service, with Pastor Kenneth Walls, officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.


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Elizabeth McGILL ( -1894)

DAWSON DOINGS

A Week’s Gossip from the Live Little Town
Down the Yough River.

   Mrs. Lizzie McGill died on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Victor, near Fairchance. The remains were brought to Dawson on Thursday and taken to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which deceased had been a devoted member for many years, where funeral services were held. Interment in the Cochran Cemetery.

   Miss Gertie McGill of the Mt. Pleasant Institute was home on Thursday attending the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth McGill.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, November 16, 1894, page 8, column 2, para. 1&2

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Ella McGILL Stone (1841-1913)

DIES FROM SHOCK

Trip to Hospital Fatal to Aged Dunbar Resident

Mrs. Ella McGill, 72 years old, one of the best known residents of Dunbar, died at the Cottage State Hospital several hours after her admission. Mrs. McGill had been ill for about a week of intestinal trouble but her condition was not considered serious until Monday. An operation was advised as the only hopes of saving her life, she was brought to Connellsville on a West Penn street car arriving here at 12:30 o’clock this morning and was rushed to the hospital. She was too weak for an operation and death followed soon after from the shock caused by over-exertion from the trip. The body was taken charge of by Funeral Director J. N. Burhans of Dunbar

Mrs. McGill had resided at Dunbar the greater part of her life and was the widow of Morgan McGill. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Dunbar and was one of its most active workers. Two children, Clarence McGill at home and Mrs. Westley Devan of Dunbar survive. Mrs. Jennie McGill of Connellsville is a daughter-in-law.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, November 6, 1913, page 7, column 3

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Enoch McGILL ( -1869)

Died

  McGILL— On the 18th of January ’69, Mr. ENOCH McGILL, in the 47th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 25, 1869, Vol. II, No. 12, page 3 column 4

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Everett Laing McGILL ( -1961)

MCGILL, EVERETT LAING— Aged 50 years of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Smithfield, Pa., died in the National Institute of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, December 5, 1961 at 11:55 a.m. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Smithfield, where he taught a Sunday School class of young boys for several years. He was predeceased by his parents, Mrs. Jennie Laing McGill on December 13, 1942 and J. N. McGill on Jan. 23, 1945, and a sister who died in infancy. He entered first grade at the age of seven and was promoted to fourth grade the first day of school, completing his grade school in four years, a graduate of Uniontown Senior high school class of 1929 and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, June 7, 1933, where he received his degree in Bachelor of Science and took a year of post graduate work at the University. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Reese and a nephew, Lanny of 201 Boulevard St., Point Marion, Pa., and a niece, Mrs. David (Marcia) Vallelongs of Cincinatti, Ohio. Funeral arrangement under the direction of the Vance Funeral Home are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 6, 1961, page 16, column 4


MCGILL, EVERETT LAING— Friends will be received in the Vance Funeral Home, Smithfield today from 2-5, 7-10 until Sunday at 2 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Fred Sams will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 9, 1961, page 17, column 2

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James D. McGILL ( -1917)

JAMES McGILL, ,71 DIES IN HOSPITAL

James D McGill ,71, husband of Jessie Keener McGill of McClelleandtown, died last night at 9 o'clock in Uniontown Hospital after a lingering illness. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, David and a daughter Ellen both at home; another daughter, Mrs. Ann Reynolds of McClellandtown R.D., and one other son, Benjamin with the U,S. Air Force in Alaska. Also surviving are two grandchildren and two sisters; Mrs. Harriet Bierer, of Uniontown and Miss Jennie McGill of Masontown. A member of the Masontown Presbyterian Church he was a retired custodian of German Township schools. Services will be announced by the C. B. Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 11,1917

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James D. McGILL ( -1951)

James McGill, 71, Dies In Hospital

James D. McGill, 71, husband of Jessie Keener McGill of McClellandtown R. D., died last night at 9 o’clock in Uniontown Hospital after a lingering illness. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David, and a daughter, Ellen, both at home; another daughter, Mrs. Ann Reynolds of McClellandtown R. D. and one other son, Benjamin, with the U. S. Air Force in Alaska. Also surviving are two grandchildren and two sisters; Mrs. Harriet Bierer, of Uniontown, and Miss Jennie McGill, of Masontown. A member of the Masontown Presbyterian church, he was a retired custodian of German township schools. Services will be announced later by the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home, New Salem.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 11, 1951, page 5, column 8


McGILL, JAMES D. — age 71, husband of Jessie Keener McGill of McClellandtown R. D., died last night at 9 o’clock in Uniontown Hospital after a lingering illness. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David, and a daughter, Ellen, both at home; another daughter, Mrs. William (Ann) Reynolds of McClellandtown R. D. and one other son, Benjamin, with the U. S. Air Force in Alaska. Also surviving are two grandchildren and two sisters; Mrs. Harriet Bierer, of Uniontown, and Miss Jennie McGill, of Masontown. A member of the Masontown Presbyterian church, he was a retired custodian of German township schools. Friends are being received in the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home, after seven o’clock this evening here services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, June 14. Time pending arrival of relatives, with Rev. Robert E. Osman officiating, assisted by Rev. David Hunter. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 12, 1951, page 2, column 2

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Jennie McGILL ( -1949)

Former Well Known Local Woman Dies

Body Of Mrs. Jennie McGill Returned Here

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Jennie McGill, former resident of Uniontown at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 1949, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Colbert, Baltimore, MD. In addition to her daughter, there are three sons surviving, Charles of Pueblo, Colorado; Harry and Ralph of Detroit, Michigan. Friends are being received in the Minerd Funeral Home. West Main Street. Arrangements are incomplete.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, August 10, 1949, page 1, column 5


MRS. JENNIE McGILL

Mrs. Jennie McGill, 83, former resident of Uniontown and Connellsville, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Colbert, in Baltimore, MD. In addition to Mrs. Colbert she is survived by three sons, Charles of Pueblo, Colo., Harry and Ralph of Detroit Michigan. The body has been removed to the Minerd Funeral Home in Uniontown, where a funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Dunbar Cemetery (Mt. Auburn).


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, August 10, 1949, page 2, column 5

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Jennie McGILL ( -1942)

MCGILL, JENNIE, of Smithfield, aged 67 years, died Sunday afternoon, December 13, 1942, at 1:15 o’clock in the Uniontown Hospital. She had a loving and kind disposition and was a friend to everyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. Her favorite hymns were "He Knew the Way" and “Jesus Took My Burden." She is survived by her husband J. N. McGill, one son, Everett, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Reese of Smithfield: two grandchildren, Marie Reese and Tommy McGill; the following brothers and sisters, William Laing of Everson, Pa.; George Laing, of Connellsville; David Laing of Star Junction; Mrs. Elizabeth Richey of Scottdale; Mrs. Margaret Stabelbeck of Kokomo, Ind. The body has been removed to the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Richey, Second Avenue and Broadway, Scottdale, where services will be held Tuesday afternoon, December 15 at 2 o’clock with Rev. Witherspoon of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery under the direction of O. S. Vance and Son, Smithfield, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 14, 1942, page 2, column 2

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Jessie Keener McGILL (1889-1958)

McGILL, MRS. JESSIE KEENER — Age 69 years, a resident of German Twp., McClellandtown, Lambert Road, died at her home Saturday morning, May 10, 1958 following a lingering illness. Born in German Twp., Jan. 24, 1889, daughter of the late Benjamin and Ellen Moore Keener. She was predeceased by her husband James D. in 1951. She was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church, the Althea Sunday School Class and The Charter Missionary Society. Surviving are the following children: Ellen, David, and Ben at home; Mrs. William (Ann) Reynolds of New Salem, three grandchildren, William, Jr., Sally Ann and Ellen Jane Reynolds of New Salem. A sister, Mrs., Ray (Hannah) Sesler of Uniontown; a brother, Clyde Keener of McClellandtown, R. D. Friends will be received at the C. B. Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem after 6 p.m. Sunday until Tuesday at 2 p.m. the hour of service. Burial will follow in Church Hill Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 10, 1958, page 13, column 8


Memory Card:

In Loving Memory of

JESSIE K. McGILL

Date of Birth

JANUARY 24, 1889

Date of Death

MAY 10, 1958

Date and Hour of Service

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1958
2:00 P. M.

Service held from

C. B. DEARTH SONS FUNERAL HOME

Officiating

REV. WILLIAM D. KEELING

Place of Interment

CHURCH HILL CEMETERY
McCLELLANDTOWN, PA.

Funeral Conducted by

C. B. DEARTH SONS

New Salem, Pa


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John McGILL (1896-1896)

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

John McGill

White, male, 5 months old
   Cause of death–Pneumonia
   Born–February 1896, Dunbar
   Died–July 21, 1896, Dunbar
   Buried–St. Aloysius Cemetery
   Father–John Thomas McGill
   Mother–Mary McGill


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

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John McGILL (1923-2008)

John McGill, 84, of Smock, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Thursday, January 3, 2008. He was born September 22, 1923, in Tripps, South Dakota. John was the son of the late James and Kate Wingrove McGill. John was an avid horseman, a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by the following children: John C. McGill, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Ronald McGill and wife, Izetta, of Smock, Pa., Gene McGill and wife, Kathie, of Vanderbilt, Fayette County, Pa., Thomas McGill and wife, Darla, Ray McGill and wife, Cindy, both of Smock, Mrs. Bernie (Katie) Martin, of Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa., Bobby McGill and wife, Helen, of Smock, Pa., Mary Hazelbaker and friend, Robert Sentineal, of Fayette City, Fayette County, Pa., Mrs. John (Donna) Petronie, of Vanderbilt, Pa., and Melissa Shumar and husband, Jeff, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa. He was the loving grandfather of 30, and great-grandfather of 20. He is also survived by one sister, Marie Tuttle, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Raymond, and Robert McGill.

Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 106 East Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., with Pastor Brian C. Higbee, officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock, Pa. Grave side Military Rites will be accorded by V.F.W. Gold Star Post 7023 and the American Legion 752 of Perryopolis, Pa.


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

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John H. McGILL ( -1975)

MCGILL, JOHN H. — Age 64 years of McClellandtown, Pa. died suddenly Sunday, November 9, 1975 at his home. He was born in Monessen, the son of the late Harry and Katherine Cossell McGill. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Masontown, Pa., a World War II Veteran, UMWA Robena Local 6321 and McClellandtown Vol. Fire Co. Surviving are his wife, Alberta Ross McGill; a son, Lawrence N. McGill of Carlisle, Pa.; a daughter, Lucille McGill Constable of Sewickley, Pa.; a brother, Philip McGill of McClellandtown; a sister, Alma Miller of Carmichaels, Pa.; six grandchildren. Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown this evening 7 to 9, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday until 1:30 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. John Naugle officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 10, 1975, page 37, column 7

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Joseph Daniel McGILL ( -1967)

McGILL FUNERAL

   The funeral service for Joseph Daniel McGill, 72, of Vanderbilt, who died Sunday night at Coral Gables, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Galley funeral home, Dawson. The Rev. Graeme W. Sieber will officiate. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. The body will be at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.


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

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Katheryn McCoy McGILL ( -1935)

FUNERAL SERVICE IS
HELD FOR MRS. M’GILL

   The funeral service for Mrs. Katheryn McCoy McGill, wife of Donald W. McGill, was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of the deceased’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. McCoy, in East Murphy avenue. Rev. L. S. Elliott, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. Dr. D. R. Graham, of Sewickley, a former pastor, officiated. Homer C. Davis, Donald Jones, Mrs. F. W. Jones and Mrs. Mary Lucius sang “In the Garden” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” Mrs. L. G. Hoover was at the piano. A profusion of lovely floral tributes gave evidence of the high esteem in which Mrs. McGill was held. Pallbearers were Harold Custer, John Henry Cochran, Paul Shank, Jack Burdette, Clarence Yaw and Edward Higbee. Burial was in Hill Grove Cemetery. Out-of-town relatives and friends were present from Pittsburg, Cumberland and Greensburg.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 10, 1935, page 6, column 2

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Lucille M. McGILL (1922-2009)

Lucille M. McGill
St. Paul, Minn
Formerly of Smock

Lucille M. McGill, beloved mother, formerly of Smock, died peacefully, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at home in St. Paul, Minn. She was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Missoula, Mont. Lucile was a longtime writer and editor at the Connellsville Daily Courier, journalist, traveler, needle worker and reader. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine, of St. Paul, Minn.; her brother, Frank (Julie) Williams, of Vista, Calif.; sister, Cecilia (George) Ammen, of Boulder, Mont.; brother, Robert Williams, of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sister-in-law, Marie Tuttle, of Macedonia, Ohio, formerly of Uniontown; and many much loved nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and parents, Frank and Louise Williams. She was smart, funny, kind and honest and has been greatly missed. Her funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, in St. Peter's Anglican Church, 60 Morgantown St., Uniontown, beginning with visitation at 10:30 a.m. A lunch at the church will follow the service. She will be interred at Cochran Cemetery (LOT 419) in Dawson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Peter's Church.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 2009

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Mary Ellen Robinson McGILL (1913-2003)

Mary Ellen Robinson McGill, 90, of Connellsville, Pa., died Friday, August 15, 2003 at home. She was born February 26, 1913 in Leisenring, Pa., daughter of Ira Morgan Robinson and Bridget C. Adams Robinson. Mary was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring, and former member of its Confraternity of Christian Mothers. For many years Mary worked as a Housekeeper for Dr. William Colvin. Later she was employed as a Custodian for Manos Enterprises at both the Starlite and Comet Drive-In theaters. Her husband of 65 years, Harry McGill, a brother, John Morgan Robinson, a grandson, Mark Rohm, and parents preceded her in death. She is survived by five daughters: Linda McGill Leckemby of Connellsville and friend, William Koch, of Dunbar, Pa., Mary McGill Rohm and husband, Clarence Rohm, of Connellsville, Beverly Hogan of Youngstown, Ohio, Patricia Lynch of Vanderbilt, Pa., and Nina Gratson of Connellsville; two sons: James Robinson of Phoenixville, Pa., and William McGill and wife, Sarah, of Dawson, Pa.; a sister, Rose Robinson Shreve of Dawson, Pa.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Kenneth Sparks. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa., today from Noon to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Monday, August 18, at 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring, with Rev. Fr. Peter A. Peretti as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Cemetery. Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 2:30 p.m.


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

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Morgan McGILL ( -1879)

SIX MEN KILLED

How The Boiler Explosion at Dunbar Occurred and
Who The Victims Are

Uniontown Nov 29, 1879 — The boiler explosion yesterday afternoon at the coal works of Ried Brothers, near Dunbar Furnace, eight miles below here, turns out to be worse than was at first supposed. Two men were instantly killed and one died with in an hour.

Their names were Richard Evans, J.J. Miller and Daniel McGarvey. Two more Josh Mowery and Joseph Vayone, died last night, and the sixth man, Morgan McGill this afternoon. John Dougherty, the pit boss hurt both externally and internally, and his recovery is considered improbable. Seven other men are suffering from wounds, scalds and burns, but none of them thought to be fatally injured. The disaster occurred in this way; Eight men were on the roof of the boiler house, and with the assistance of a number below were erecting a new smoke stack. The steam penetrating through the roof annoyed the men above, and Vayone, the yard boss, orderd the escape valve to be closed. This was done, and within two minutes the boiler exploded with terrific force. Daniel McGarvey, the engineer, was thrown a hundred feet in the air and one hundred and fifty feet distant into an adjoining field. He alighted on his head in a beaten clay foot path, in which his head half buried itself. The force of the fall ruptured his abdomen and let his entrails out. John Mowey was scalded to death. His flesh was cooked until it was so tender that his abdomen burst under the distention of his stomach and bowels, and these organs pushed themselves to the surface. Richard Evans was killed by a bar of iron striking him across the forehead and imbedding itself in his brain. Vayone died last night and McGill this afternoon, both from internal and external injuries. The roof was torn to shreds. Hardly a fragment as large as a man's hat can be found, except here and there a stick of wood. The general demolition could not have been more complete. With exception of McGarvey all those killed leave large families - Reid Brothers are bearing all of the funeral expenses.


Indiana Democrat, Indiana, PA, December 5, 1879

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Richard J. McGILL (1929-2006)

Richard J. McGill, 77, of Ravenna Township, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in the Woodlands at Robinson. Born September 27, 1929, in McCellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., to Phillip and Betty (Townsend) McGill. He had lived in Kent and Streetsboro before moving to Ravenna three years ago. He retired from Lucas Aerospace, in Aurora, Ohio, was a 50-year member of I.A.M., Kent United Methodist Church, and Mason at Painesville Temple No. 28. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and he enjoyed deer hunting, baseball, and football.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; sons: James, of East Millsboro, Fayette County, Pa., and Robert, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale, and brother, Sidney.

Calling hours were held on Friday, November 17, 2006, in Kent United Methodist Church. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Streetsboro, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of SHORTS FUNERAL HOME, 141 NORTH MERIDIAN STREET, RAVENNA, OHIO, 44266, (330-296-6858).


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

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Robert McGILL ( -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.

Robert McGill was single and lived with his father at Pechin.


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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Sarah Grimm McGILL (1926-2005)

Sarah McGill
Dawson

Sarah Keffer McGill, age 78, of Dawson, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in the Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born in Vanderbilt Dec. 27, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Margaret McManus Grimm. Surviving are her husband, William McGill; four children, Linda Coliny, of Vanderbilt, Roger Keffer and his wife, Mary, of Vanderbilt, Edwin Keffer and his wife, Melzia, of Vanderbilt and Brenda Ghilani and husband, Eugene, of Youngwood; two sisters, Elsie Hileman of Dickerson Run and Anna Smith of Connellsville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Keffer; a son, James Franklin Keffer; and a number of brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of the services there. Officiating minister is Edward Truit. Interment in Cochran Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, January 15, 2005

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Teresa Marie McGILL (1920-2003)

   Teresa Marie McGill, 82, formerly of Vanderbilt, passed away in Granada Hills, Cal., on May 29, 2003. She was born in Smithton on Sept. 7, 1920. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Canoga Park, Cal., and a former member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church of Vanderbilt. She is survived by her husband, Glenn McGill; three daughters and their spouses, Debbie/Duane, Danette/Terrence and Donna/Wayne; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Michael/Rachelle, Daryl/Tiffany, Maria/Chad, Nicholas/Natasha, Johnny, Wesley, Jeffrey, Kristin and Corey; four great-grandchildren, Shelley, Katherine, Gabrielle and Kevin; one sister, Donna Tarantini and her husband, Charles of Irwin; and several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She will be cremated by the Neptune Society. Memorial services will be held in Vanderbilt for close friends and immediate family and will be announced at a later date.


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

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Willie McGILL (1893-1893)

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

Willie McGill

White, male, 1 month and 3 days old
   Cause of death–Unknown
   Born–August 6, 1893
   Died–September 9, 1893
   Buried–Connellsville
   Father–John L. McGill
   Mother–Anna McGill


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 101

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bullet Albert A. MCGINNIS died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(89)

HERALD STANDARD - UNIONTOWN- JUNE 20,1935
ALBERT A MCGINNIS
Albert A. McGinnis, aged 64 years, a native of Franklin Township,Fayette County and former resident of Lower Tyrone Township, died suddenly Monday , March 18,1935, in his home in Portland Ore. He is survived by  his  widow, Mae Rainey McGinnis; two children, Viola and Harold McGinnis , both of Portland; and the following brothers and sisters: George McGinnis, Lower Tyrone Township; John F. McGinnis, West Side Connellsville ; W.D. McGinnis, Springfield Pike; Miss Joan and C.L. McGinnis, Cleveland Ohio. The funeral service will be held today in Portland


Deliah Close MCGINNIS ( -1922)

MRS. J.P. MCGINNIS

   Mrs. Deliah Close McGinnis, aged 73 years, wife of J. P. McGinnis, of 239 Prospect street, died Thursday evening, January 26th, 1922, at the family home. Besides her husband, Mrs. McGinnis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. P. Lacy, one son, Albert, at home, and two step sons, Joe McGinnis, of Messmore, and Frank McGinnis, of Oliphant. There are also surviving one brother, John Close, of Markleysburg, and one sister, Mrs. Elvira Durst, of Somerfield. Funeral notice will be given later.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, January 27, 1922, page 2, column 4


FUNERAL, MRS. J.P. MCGINNIS

   Funeral services for Mrs. J. P. McGinnis, who died Thursday evening, will be held from her late home on Prospect street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. Wills, pastor of the Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be made in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 28, 1922, page 11, column 2

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Frances L. MCGINNIS (1920-2008)

Frances L. McGinnis
Uniontown
Formerly of Connellsville

Frances L. McGinnis, 88, of Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown, where she had been residing. She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Catherine Anthony McGinnis. Frances was formerly employed by Anchor Hocking Corp. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Yakimick and her husband, Edward, of Connellsville; a brother, Donald McGinnis and his wife, Ada, of Uniontown; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Terry Hercik as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. To sign the guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Frank J. MCGINNIS (1874-1949)

FRANK J. McGINNIS

   Frank J. McGinnis, 74, of 629 York avenue, died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home after an illness of 13 months. He was born March 31, 1874 at Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Michael and Mary McGinnis, and came to Connellsville in 1909 where he had resided since that time. Mr. McGinnis was retired in 1939 from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company where he served as yard foreman in Connellsville. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church and Holy Name Society. Preceding him in death was a son, Thomas, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Italy during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine Dunn McGinnis; one son, John, of Connellsville; four daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Reed at home, Mrs. Catherine Watherston of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Robert Armen of Uniontown and Mrs. Robb Haas of Dawson; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and Harry McGinnis of Cleveland, Ohio, and four sisters, Sister M. Rosaria of Chicago, Ill., Sister M. Inez of Somerset, Ohio, Miss Martha and Miss Elizabeth McGinnis of Steubenville. The body has been removed to the Charles A. McCormick funeral home where it may be viewed after noon today. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with a prayer at the funeral home at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church with Rev. Henry Geibel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 21, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Galen Lamar 'Babe' MCGINNIS (1941-2007)

   Galen Lamar "Babe" McGinnis, age 65, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, in Florida. He was a longtime resident of Zephyrhills. He was born July 1, 1941, in Messmore, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of Wendell D. McGinnis and Leeola Burke McGinnis. "Babe" had attended the now former German Township High School, on College Avenue, in McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa., was a Veteran of the United States Navy, who served in the Vietnam Conflict, and was a Heavy Machine Operator by trade. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by three brothers, Jimmie R. McGinnis, Wendell H. McGinnis, and Gene M. McGinnis. A Memorial Service will be held in Florida. He will be buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, with Full Military Honors accorded to him. There will be no local funeral arrangements. Obituary published through the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 8, 2007

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John J. MCGINNIS (1911-1994)

Information taken from the obituary published in the local newspaper.

John J. McGinnis

Age 82 of 629 York Avenue, Connellsville
  A Veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army
  Retired Custodian of Highlands Hospital
   Born–November 12, 1911, Connellsville
   Died–August 11, 1994
   Father–Frank J. McGinnis
   Mother–Catherine Dunn McGinnis
   Spouse–Elizabeth Dimmick McGinnis
   Children–John, James and Thomas
   Burial–St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Connellsville


Newspaper and date unknown

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Josiah MCGINNIS ( -1945)

McGINNIS, JOSIAH,— aged 68 years, of Messmore, Pa., died suddenly in Uniontown Hospital, Monday, November 12, 1945 at 11:45 p.m. He was a beloved lifelong resident of German Township, a member of Jacob's Lutheran Church and spent his entire life in the mining industry. Surviving are his widow, Emma Durst McGinnis, two sons, Clarence and Wendell of Messmore; two daughters; Mrs. John Baird of Uniontown; Mrs. Oliver E. Dillinger at home; one brother, J. Frank McGinnis of Caretta, W. Va.; 15 grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late home where services will be held Friday afternoon, November 16, at 2:30 with Rev. Sidney E. Kuhn officiating. Interment in Park Place Cemetery, under the direction of T. L. Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 14, 1945, page 2, column 1

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Leeola Burke MCGINNIS ( -2004)

   Leeola Burke McGinnis, age 90, of Messmore, McClellandtown, Pa., passed away on Friday, December 24, 2004, in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa. Family will receive friends in the H. DAVID McELROY FUNERAL HOME, 803 Main Street, McClellandtown, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 30, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service. Pastor Todd Kornahrens will officiate. Interment will follow in Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Masontown R.D. 1, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 2004

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Mayme McGINTY (1888-1966)

McGINTY, MRS. MAYME C., 78, of 1005 Lewis St., Brownsville, died suddenly at her home, Aug. 24, 1966. Mrs. McGinty was the widow of Patrick McGinty, was born July 7, 1888 at Buena Vista, the daughter of John and Nancy J. White Campbell. She was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church, the Harmony Class of the church, the Women's Missionary Society, Agatha Rebekah Lodge No. 456, a charter member of the Dames of Malta, No 256, Daughters of America, No 151, Ida Saxon McKinley Lodge, B. of R.D. No. 201 and the WBA Review, No. 180.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Loman Burch and Miss Ethel McGinty; a son, James, and a brother, Perry Campbell.

Burial in Redstone Cemetery under the direction of the Ross Funeral Home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August 26, 1966

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Pearl Hostetler McGINTY ( -1974)

McGINTY, PEARL HOSTETLER— Age 79, a resident of 7 Lydia Drive, South Union Township, died suddenly on Friday evening, March 8, 1974 at 7:45 p.m. in the Uniontown Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Harriet Crawford Hostetler, and was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Surviving are her husband, John F. McGinty; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Harriet) Steele of Uniontown and Mrs. James (Cathleen) Campbell of Ebensburg; sixteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was one son, Dr. John F. McGinty, Jr., on May 6, 1973. Friends will be received in the Jerome W. Shell Funeral Home, 164 South Mount Vernon Ave., Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, time and place to be announced. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 9, 1974, page 15, column 7

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Bernard Francis McGIVERN ( -1935)

Bernard M’Givern
Dies at Everson

  SCOTTDALE, July 10.— Bernard Francis McGivern, 27 years old, died Tuesday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Michael O’Connor, at South Everson, where he had been residing. He was the son of Edward McGivern and the late Mary Grimes McGivern and had resided all of his life in the Everson community. Prior to his illness, he was a member of the engineering corps of Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Besides his father, he leaves the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Michael O’Connor, Miss Anastasia McGivern and Joseph McGivern, South Everson; Michael McGivern, Everson, and Edward McGivern, Jr., Scottdale. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with requiem high mass at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Church, Scottdale. Burial will be made in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, July 10, 1935, page 6, column 3

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Charles A. McGIVERN (1914-1996)

   Charles A. McGivern, 82, of Ambridge, Pa. died Monday, December 16, 1996 in Sewickley Valley Hospital. He was born in Dunbar, August 12, 1914, a son of the late Bernard J. and Mary Rodgers McGivern. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church of Ambridge and a graduate of the Dunbar Township High School. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann McGivern at home and Mrs. Ernest (Colleen) Armor of Natrona Heights; a son-in-law Larry Fewell of Kokomo, Ind.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Pamela McHugh, Mrs. Kimberly Winters and Ms. Amanda Armor; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Hoover of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Virginia Schilling of Connellsville; and a niece, Mrs. Mary Catherine Shipley of Connellsville. He was predeceased by his wife, Elva Blacka McGivern. Friends will be received in the John Syka Funeral Home, 833 Kennedy Avenue, Ambridge, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Good Samaritan R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Traynor as celebrant.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 18, 1996

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Michael McGIVERN, Sr. (1833-1923)

MICHAEL M’GIVERN DIES AT
DUNBAR AT AGE OF 90 YEARS

   Michael McGivern, Sr., 90 years old, died at the home of his son, Bernard J. McGivern of Dunbar at 3:30 o’clock Monday morning. Death was due to old age. Mr. McGivern was a native of Ireland, being born in 1833. He had lived a retired life for the past 20 years, staying at the home of his son. Besides his son, Bernard McGivern, he is survived by Michael, Jr., of Jeannette and Edward of Everson. Twenty-seven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 3, 1923, page 6, column 2

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Michael Joseph McGIVERN (1937-1995)

MICHAEL McGIVERN

   Michael Joseph McGivern, 58, of 1711 Merchant St., Ambridge, formerly of Everson, died Monday, Aug. 21, 1995, at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Michael J. McGivern, who died in 1939, and Thelma Dolan McGivern, who died Feb. 24, 1937. He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and attended St. John the Baptist Parochial School. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School Class of 1954, and attended St. Vincent College, Latrobe. He attended pilot school and earned his pilot’s wings in Texas. He was retired employee of Dixmont, Woodville and Aspinwall State Hospitals, where he was an electrician for over 14 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959. He re-enlisted during the Vietnam Conflict as a helicopter pilot flying numerous missions, including rescue missions, and attained the rank of warrant officer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his uncle and aunt who raised him, Michael and Helen McGivern O’Connor. He is survived by a number of cousins. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow with full military honors in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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

Owen P. McGivern, 39, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. McGivern, of Dunbar, died in the home of his parents at 12 o'clock noon Friday, July 2, 1937, following a heart attack.
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Anne Sweeney McGivern.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Aloysius church, Dunbar.  Solemn high mass will be conducted with the Rev. Fr. John Lyons as celebrant; Fr. Thalin as deacon.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Connellsville.
(Standard - July 3, 1937)


Sarah Jane McGIVERN ( -1929)

MRS. SARAH M’GIVERN DIES
AT JEANNETTE
FOLLOWING STROKE

   Mrs. Sarah Jane McGivern, 66 years old, wife of Michael J. McGivern, died at her home at Jeannette Friday night, following a stroke suffered two weeks ago. Mrs. McGivern resided for 14 years at Scottdale before going to Jeannette 10 years ago. She also lived at Dunbar for many years, before going to Scottdale. She was born in England and came to this country 40 years ago. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: George McGivern and Mrs. Jane Stoner of Newport, Ky., Bernard McGivern of Canton, Ohio, John of Maine, Mrs. Sarah O’Rourke of Latrobe, Mrs. Florence Mackert of Pittsburg, Edward and Felix McGivern of Scottdale and Miss Marie McGivern at home. Mrs. McGivern was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Jeannette. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church at Jeannette. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery at Scottdale.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, August 17, 1929, page 1, column 7

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James McGLAUGHLIN ( -1865)

DEATHS

  McGLAUGHLIN— On Wednesday, 4th inst., at his residence in Wharton twp., after a brief illness, James McGlaughlin, in his 67th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 12, 1865, Vol. IV, No. 49, page 2, column 7

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Eleanor 'Jane' McGOOGAN ( -1996)

   Eleanor "Jane" McGoogan, 78, of Morgantown Street, Uniontown (formerly of Scottdale), died Monday, June 3, 1996, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, Pa. Friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jeffery A. Welsh officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, June 5, 1996

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bullet Abraham F. MCGOWAN died in 1913. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)

Abraham F.  McGowan , aged 45, lockmaster at lock No.4, died at the Monessen-Charleroi Hospital, Wednesday afternoon at about 3:48 o'clock. His skull was fractured in the fall necessitating the removal of a large piece of bone. Injuries to the head are what really caused his death. Mr McGowan was injured in a somwhat peculiar way. He was returning home Saturday night at about 8'oclock on the Monessen-Charleroi car. It is supposed he meant to seize the handrail and missed, only to plunge head foremost to the brick pavement. Mr. McGowan belonged to one of the oldest families of this part of the Monongahela Valley, His father was Mayor Thomas McGowan.
His widow Florence Wilson McGowan, and one son Robert, are the members of the immediate family. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the First Christian Church of which Mr. McGowan was a member, conducted by Rev. E.N Duty pastor of the church.The body will be taken to Monongahela by trolley for interment in Monongahela Cemetery
source: The Charleroi Mail   Thursday, Feburary 13, 1913


Helen Irene McGOWAN (1930-2006)

   Helen Irene McGowan, 76, of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Miss McGowan was born in West Virginia on August 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Vincent DePaul and Amanda (Murray) McGowan, she worked as a domestic, and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, in McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pa. Miss McGowan is survived by her nephew, Vernon, husband of Arlene Tanner, of Greensboro, Greene County, Pa; and a sister, Mary Jane Rose, of Columbus, Ohio. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, George and Charles, five sisters, Nellie, Frances, Betty, Louise Tanner, and Loretta Cannon. She loved her animals, dogs and cats alike, and she will be sadly missed by all that loved and knew her. Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH, JR. FUNERAL HOME, Masontown, Pa. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home at noon on Saturday, November 18, 2006, with the Pastor Timothy Tanner, officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Pa. The family request donations go to the Glad Tidings Assembly of God, McClellandtown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 17, 2006

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bullet James MCGOWAN died in 1897. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(62)

Belle Vernon, May 19, James McGowan, a coal miner of this place, age 21 years, was fatally stabbed here today by one of  a number of  Italians with whom he had an altercation. The man who did the cutting escaped. The wound was in McGowan's back. His parents live in McKeesport, where he formerly resided. His father came here tonight.

Source:  Daily News Standard   May 20, 1897


Michael McGOWAN Stone  (1905-1968)

MICHAEL MCGOWAN— Michael McGowan, 62, of Dunbar died this morning at his home. He was born in Welch, W. VA., April 5, 1905, a son of the late Louis and Rosaria Kolat McGowan. He was a WWII veteran, a member of the Dunbar Sportsman Club. He was last employed by Anchor Hocking Glass. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sara McGowan, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Lichty of Dunbar. He was preceded in death by a step- daughter, Mrs. Lida Valley in 1951. Internment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.

Notes from contributor:
   PVT CO G 3781 INF WW II


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 1, 1968

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Peter McGOWAN ( -1928)

PETER McGOWAN

   Peter McGowan, aged 71 years, died at his home near Dunbar, Monday morning, November 19, 1928. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Anna Marchelleta of Dunbar; Louis McGowan, whose address is unknown, and Mrs. Bert Maddas of Dunbar. Fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held in St. Aloysius R. C. church at Dunbar this morning at 9:30 o'clock followed by burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928, page 15, column 3

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bullet Thomas MCGOWAN died in 1905. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McGOWAN, THOMAS

FATAL SKATING ACCIDENT

Thomas McGOWAN, Former Uniontown Lad, Drowned at Renovo

Thomas McGOWAN, the 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McGOWAN, former residents of Uniontown but who recently moved to Renovo, Clinton Co., was drowned in the Susquehanna river while skating last Monday evening, Jan. 30, 1905.  The body was not recovered until the following day.

The lad was skating rapidly around a bridge pier and did not notice an opening caused by the swift current until too  late and in attempting to turn aside he slid into the water.  The body was seen to come to the surface once and then disappear.  Rescue parties worked until after midnight regardless of the intense cold, but search was forced to be abandoned until the following morning when the body was located about 25 feet from the point where he plunged into the stream.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 2, 1905.  The lad was a promising youth, popular among his playmates and well remembered by many of his former associates in Uniontown.  He has a number of relatives in this vicinity, including his grandmother, Mrs. Lucinda MINOR of Hopwood.  

Standard 2-4-1905


Elizabeth Sides McGRAW (1823-1863)

DIED

  McGRAW— In Baltimore, Md., on the 5th of April, ’63, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of William M. F. McGraw, Esq., youngest son of the late Rev. Dr. James McGraw, of West Nottingham, Md., and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob and Sarah Sides. She was born at the Little Meadows, Allegheny county, Md. on the 21st of October, 1823; was married on the 5th of September, 1843, in Uniontown, Pa., by the Rev. Dr. Fairchild. She became a member of the Presbyterian Church, under the Rev. Dr. Boardman in the city of Philadelphia, in 1851; and soon afterwards moved to Independence, Mo., and connected herself with the Presbyterian Church in that place, under the care of the Rev. Mr. Bracken, where she lived until December, 1861, at which time she came to Baltimore, where she remained until the period of her death, under the pastoral care of the Rev. Dr. Bullock, of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church. After many months of patient suffering which she bore with uncomplaining meekness, she died peacefully and happy, in the full assurance of a glorious immortality. She has left to mourn her loss an affectionate husband, an only child, a daughter, just ripening into womanhood, who was unremitting in her devoted attentions to her mother during her protracted illness; and a large circle of attached relatives and friends. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, July 23, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 24, page 3, column 2

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Marietta MCGRAW Stone  (1900-1903)

MARIETTA MCGRAW

   Marietta McGraw, the three year old daughter of J. Harry and Gertrude McGraw, died at the home of her parents, East Church Place, Monday evening, April 27, at 8:45 o'clock. Recently she was ill for a period of five weeks, suffering from an attack of diphtheria. She had almost recovered from this, when a sudden attack of heart trouble hastened her untimely death. An exceedingly bright little girl, she was much loved by her parents and friends, and her death is greatly lamented. The funeral held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains were interred in Hill Grove Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 1, 1903

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Nicholas McGRAW ( -1936)

NICHOLAS M’GRAW DIES;
WAS FRICK PENSIONER

   Nicholas McGraw, 70 years old, a pensioner of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, died at 6:15 o’clock Saturday night at his home at Logan’s Crossing. He had been ill with a complication of diseases. Born in New Jersey, he came to this region when a boy and spent the remainder of his life here. For 35 years he was employed at the Trotter plant of the Frick Company. Fourteen years ago he retired. Unmarried, he is survived by three brothers and three sisters. They are William of Wilson, James of Belle Vernon, Patrick at home, Mrs. Mary Jane Miller of Scottdale, Mrs. Rose Mesta of Wilkinsburg and Mrs. James Mullen of Brownsville. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning, with a prayer at the chapel of Funeral Director Milton V. Munk, followed by requiem high mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church at Leisenring No. 1. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, September 28, 1936, page 6, column 5

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Albert Newton McGREGOR (1885-1963)

McGREGOR, ALBERT NEWTON---Aged 77, died in his residence, 44 West Leisenring, at 5 a.m. Friday, January 25, 1963. Born in Cove Run, April 2, 1885, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McGregor. He was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his wife Almira McGregor, two brothers, William and John, Lemont Furnace. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1963

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Dale Curtis McGREGOR ( -1977)

Search In District Continues

A search continued in the mountain area for 51 year old Dale Curtis McGregor of Lemont Furnace, who was reported missing by his family last Saturday. Mr. McGregor was last seen about 12:30 p.m. Saturday along Route 40 and his truck was located Sunday afternoon, parked off Pine Knob Rd. near Hopwood.

Mr. McGregor’s family and friends have not given up the search for him and another search party will be formed today to look down off the mountain where Mr. McGregor may have come out of the woods. Yesterday’s search turned up nothing new on the missing man’s whereabouts as North Union, Hopwood and Dunbar firemen continued to comb the mountains with assistance from Mr. McGregor’s family, friends and the CB radio organization REACT.

“I don’t know where we are going to go from here,” Mr. McGregor’s wife Ethel said last night. Mrs. McGregor had no explanation as to why her husband would disappear. “Dale has never, ever done anything like this. It’s very upsetting and I can’t understand it,” she said. Mrs. McGregor said she and her husband for 28 years got along fine and didn’t have any problems. “We keep hoping we will hear from him,” she said.

About 300 persons were involved in a search for Mr. McGregor over the weekend. Bloodhounds from the Greensburg Fire Dept. tracked him as far as the Western Pennsylvania Water Co. reservoir along Mountain Rd. above Brownfield. State Police were in on the ground search and also utilized a helicopter to attempt and locate the missing man.

Mr. McGregor is six feet, three inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and was last seen wearing a green work shirt and faded blue jeans with work boots. He has dark brown and gray hair and green eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call members of the family or State Police at 437-1555.

Mrs. McGregor said her husband liked the woods but didn’t like roughing it. He was not a hunter, she said, and no other explanation as to why he went into the woods was unavailable. “We knew he was in the mountains,” she said, “He left his truck back there.” Mr. McGregor is missed by his family and friends. He has four daughters and one son, all of them and his wife miss him very much and hope he is safe. “I can’t understand it,” Mrs. McGregor said, “We just keep looking and hoping he will come home. The kids still think he will.”


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 1977

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Search For Man Proves Fruitless

A search on Saturday to locate 51 year old Dale C McGregor, missing since March 19, failed to produce any results. Various CB radio groups including members of the area REACT organization and other volunteers searched the area behind the West Leisenring Fire Hall, Rankin Shaft Road, old Route 119, Bethelboro and West Leisenring. Several persons in the West Leisenring area reported seeing Mr. McGregor during the past three weeks but searchers did not turn up any evidence of the missing man’s whereabouts over the weekend.


Note from contributor: Dale Curtis McGregor was later found in the woods, deceased. A heart attack was suspected.

The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, June 27, 1977

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Gertrude Lowry McGREGOR (1894-1971)

McGREGOR, GERTRUDE---Age 76 years, of Cove Run, Pa., died at 6:10 p.m., Friday, March 26, 1971 in the Uniontown Hospital. Born in Lemont Furnace September 15, 1894 the daughter of the late William and Emma Jane Cole Lowry, she was a member of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, William J McGregor, in 1967. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 26, 1971

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James McGREGOR ( -1935)

James McGregor died at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday morning October 8, 1935, in the Fayette County Home. He is survived by one sister who resides in Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at 9 o’clock by Rev. L. Spurgeon Clark, pastor of great Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in Park Place.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 11, 1935

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James McGREGOR ( -1947)

McGREGOR, JAMES, age 55 years, died Thursday afternoon, February 20, 1947 at 3:15 o’clock in the Uniontown hospital. For the past several years he has worked as a farm hand for Wayne Barnhart near Oliphant, and he spent about 35 years on the Beeson Farm. He is survived by three brothers, A.N. McGregor of West Leisenring, William J McGregor of Cove Run, and John T McGregor of Mt. Independence.

Friends will be received at the home of his brother William J. at Cove Run after 1 o’clock Saturday, February 22, until Sunday when prayers at home will be at 1:30 followed by additional services in Cove Run Free Methodist Church, at 2 o’clock with Rev. W.A. Rambo, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home of Dunbar.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, February 22, 1947

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John Thomas McGREGOR Headstone (1896-1966)

McGregor, John Thomas---age 66 years, of Lemont Furnace, died suddenly Monday, February 7, 1966 at 5:30 p.m. He was born at Cove Run, June 25, 1896. He was the son of the late William and Mary Jacobs McGregor. He was a retired coal miner, a veteran of WWI, a member of the North Union Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of the Fayette County Fireman’s Association.

Surviving are his wife, Ura McGregor and six daughters; Mrs. H.J. (Virginia) Wakefield of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Naomi Mosley, of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Helen Roberts, Miss Mary, Miss Edna, Miss Nancy and one granddaughter, Diane, all at home; two sons, Ralph E McGregor of Washington, D.C., John D McGregor of Maryland; nine grandchildren; one brother, William J McGregor, of Lemont Furnace.

Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, until 11 a.m. on Friday, with viewing from noon until 1:45 p.m. in the Cove Run Free Methodist Church, where services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harry Cooley officiating, assisted by Rev. Robert Whoolery. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 16, 1966

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Joseph G. McGREGOR ( -1919)

DEATHS

Saturday, December 27, 1919

(Fourteen Years Ago)

Joseph G. McGregor, aged 65 years, died in his home at Coolspring this evening at 9 o’clock following an illness that extended over the past four years. Death was due directly to Bright’s disease.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 27, 1933

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Sarah K. McGREGOR ( -1937)

Burial will be in the Hopwood Cemetery.

SARAH K McGREGOR----Mrs. Sarah Katherine McGregor, 81 years, six months, seven days, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. C B Matthews, Coolspring Street, Monday night, February 8, 1937, at 8:45. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of that section. She was the widow of the late Joseph G McGregor, who died 17 years ago. She was a lifelong resident of North Union Township and a member of the Coolspring M.P Church.

Surviving are one son, J R McGregor of Pittsburgh, and one daughter, Mrs. C B Matthews, Coolspring.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 9, 1937

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William J. McGREGOR (1894-1967)

Burial will be in the Hopwood Cemetery.

McGREGOR, WILLIAM J—Age 73 years, of Cove Run, Pa., died Wednesday morning, November 1, 1967 at his home following a lingering illness. He was born April 5, 1894, at Cove Run, the son of the late William C and Mary Jacobs McGregor. He was a member of the Cove Run Free Methodist Church for over fifty-three years and a Sunday School teacher in the church for fifty years.

Surviving are his wife Gertrude Lowry McGregor and the following children: Miss Carole McGregor, Reseda, Calif., Mrs. Woodrow (Doris) Hanan, Cove Run, William Harold, of Westover, W.Va., Joseph and Donald, both at home and Dale of Cove Run: fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, after 1 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday and in the Cove Run Free Methodist Church, Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Hary E. Cooley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 2, 1967

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bullet Marguerite R. MCGUIN died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Marguerite R. McGuin 1931
Word has reached Uniontown of the sudden death at 11:10 p.m., Wednesday, at her home in Baltimore, Md., of Mrs. Marguerite Rosensteel McGuin, formerly of Uniontown and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Rosensteel.
Mrs. Rosensteel, the mother, was on a visit at the McGuin home at the time of her daughter's death.
Mr. Rosensteel and two daughters, Miss Helen and Mrs. Milton Wiltrout, sisters of Mrs. McGuin, will leave this morning for Baltimore.
(16 Jan 1931)


Helen Marie McGUINNESS (1915-1994)

HELEN M. McGUINNESS,
CONNELLSVILLE RESIDENT

   Mrs. James (Helen Marie) McGuinness, 79, of 306 E. Washington St., Connellsville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 1994, at the Integrated Health Service, Mountainview. She was born May 17, 1915, in Midland, Md., a daughter of the late John and Helen Steakem McMahon. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are her husband, James Rex McGuinness; two sons, Harry R. Walker of Dayton, Ohio, and John E. Walker of Walkersville, Md.; a stepson, James E. McGuinness; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene M. (Helen) Miller of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Timothy (Cathleen) Zell of Apollo; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Theresa Martin of Midland, Md. She was predeceased by her second husband, Charles O’Donnell, March 18, 1985; her first husband, Harry A. Walker, March 18, 1973; a brother, John McMahon; and a sister, Mamie McMahon.


McGUINNESS— Mrs. James (Helen Marie) McGuinness of 306 E. Washington St., Connellsville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Connellsville. The Parish of the Immaculate Conception Church will hold a wake service in the funeral home at 3 p.m. Sunday.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1994

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Martha M. Zadylak McGUINNESS ( -1995)

MARTHA McGUINNESS

   Martha M. Zadylak McGuinness, 69, of Evans Street, Everson, died Friday, Dec. 22, 1995, in Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no visitation Christmas Eve or Monday, Christmas Day, by the request of the family. A blessing will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Everson


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, December, 1995

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Sarah McGUIRE ( -1870)

DIED

  McGUIRE— In Connellsville, on Tuesday, the 12th inst., Mrs. Sarah A. McGuire, aged 76 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 21, 1870, Vol. III, No. 28, page 3, column 8


  DISTRESSING ACCIDENT— On Wednesday of last week, as the funeral cortege of Mrs. McGuire was on its way to Chestnut Hill Cemetery, the Hearse was upset in going over a very bad piece of road and the coffin thrown out and broken open. The driver, Mr. Dishman, was thrown some distance and severely injured. It is a shame that the road is not repaired. Who is to blame?


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, July 21, 1870, Vol. III, No. 28, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Catherine McGURGAN ( -1939)

CATHERINE McGURGAN

   Mrs. Catherine McGurgan, who would have observed her 75th birthday anniversary today, died at 8:15 p.m. at the family home in Carmichaels. She was the wife of Francis McGurgan. Surviving are six children; Mrs. Catherine Haney, Carmichaels; Mrs. H. N. Earnestle, Keisterville; Mrs. Lillian Shoaf and Mrs. Alice Hand, both of Atlantic City, N. J.; Robert of Uniontown R. D. 3, and George of Uniontown. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and a brother, Michael Cadden, Connellsville.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 8, 1939, page 5, column 6


McGURGAN FUNERAL

   Brief funeral rites for Mrs. Catherine McGurgan, who died Sunday night, will be held at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Haney, Carmichaels, followed by requiem Mass in St. John's R. C. church, Uniontown. Rev. Thomas J. Dunn will be celebrant and burial will follow in Park Place cemetery. Mrs. McGurgan, born May 8, 1864, was a daughter of the late James and Margaret McInrue Caddes, both of whom were born in Ireland. She was the mother of Robert and George McGurgan, both of Uniontown.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, May 9, 1939, page 18, column 2

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Catherine McGURK (1818-1903)

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

Catherine McGurk

White,female, 75 years old
   Born—– 1818, Ireland
   Died—– September 15, 1903, Dunbar
   Buried– St. Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 143, line 100

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Esma N. McGURK ( -1995)

ESMA N. McGURK

   Esma N. McGurk, 77, of California, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, at home. She is survived by one son, Floyd McGurk of South Carolina; two daughters, Geraldine Navin of Manassas, Va., and Neala Dawson of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Zara Sturman of Buffalo, N.Y. Friends will be received in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Mission.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1995

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James McGURK Stone  (1881-1903)

John McGURK Stone  (1861-1903)

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DEATH CAME FROM OLD HILL FARM
AND GARNERED A GHASTLY HARVEST

Twelve Killed, Eight Injured and One Missing as a
Result of Explosion at Ferguson

GAS IN THE WORKINGS SET OFF BY OLD FIRE

Which Has Raged in the Hill Farm Mine for the Past Thirteen
Years—Rescue Party Searching Passages for Missing Man
Details of the Disaster and Statements of Officials—Funeral
Arrangements Being Made Today

   Death, that thirteen years ago stalked in Hill Farm mine and claimed the lives of 31 men, came in a flash of fire to the Ferguson slope, near Dunbar, on Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock, and smote down the 21 miners who were working there. Ten lives were snuffed out by the explosion and the deadly after-damp that followed, and the grim destroyer has probably not yet finished his gruesome tally. Two victims have since died at the Cottage State Hospital and others are lingering between life and death. One man is missing and there is now no hope of his being alive. The Ferguson disaster comes as a sad memento to the Hill Farm horror of 13 years ago, for the statements of the mine experts show that the shouldering Hill Farm fire probably fired a body of gas in the old working at Ferguson. These are the dead, missing and injured.

THE DEAD


James McGurk, 22 years old, son of Fire Boss, John McGurk.
Wheatly Foster, 21 years old and single.
Mike Samandre, married, wife and family in the old county.
Joseph Ocklan, 27 years old and single.
Peter Sekora, 32 years old and married, wife and three children.
John Sedravia, 39 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Charles Vera, 42 years old, has wife and family in the old county.
Mike Sekora, 22 years old and single.
Andy Kootsar, 38 years old and married, leaves wife and three children.
Mike Havarsjack, 24 years old, leaves wife and family in the old country.
Rijack Baleslaf, died at the Cottage State Hospital Sunday afternoon, 28 years old and single.
William Foster, aged 48 years, died at the Cottage State Hospital this morning. Remains will be sent to his home near Dunbar.

THE MISSING


Michael Bene, a Slav

THE INJURED


John McGurk, 39 years old, wife and five children, thought to have been fatally burned, cannot recover.
John Foster, 19 years old, serious burns about the body and face in a dangerous condition, will not recover.
Adam Linka, fatal burns, cannot recover.
Joseph Doviac, seriously burned about the body and face, condition considered serious.
John Patrick, badly burned, will recover.
John Marchich, severely burned about body and face.
John Korchusch, seriously burned.
Fred Longden, slightly burned.

   The explosion occurred 10 minutes after the night shift had gone into the slope on Saturday evening. Because the mine is almost worked out only 21 men were employed in it. The work was 1100 feet from the mouth of the slope. The men were working in the entries near the main heading drawing ribs and letting down the roof. In about six months the mine would have been closed up. The miners had gone to their accustomed places and were just beginning the labors of the night when with a rush and uproar the blue flame of death swept up the slope entries and enveloped them. Some were hurled along the passages and crushed against the side of the mine. Others not in the direct path of the flame were overcome by the deadly black damp which followed the explosion.

   O’Toole, the engineer at the main house saw the smoke and dust roll out of the mouth of the slope and knew that an explosion had happened. He tied down his work whistle and its shrill wail carried the news of terror over the countryside. Then John McGurk staggered out shrieking for help. In a few minutes the mouth of the slope was crowded with miners and a rescue party hastily formed. Headed by Robert Nelson, brave miners went into the place of death and assisted the injured to the outside. The dead were brought out with them.

Morgue and Hospital

   Morgue and hospital were combined for the time being in the little black smith shop outside the mine. Here Drs. McKinney, Colley and Warne of Dunbar were called and gave the survivors first aid. The burned men were swashed in oiled cloths, and prepared to be sent to the Cottage State Hospital here. Three of them, however, preferred to be taken to their homes. Among these was Fire Boss John McGurk, who is badly injured.

   The Pittsburg, McKeesport & Connellsville railway supplied a special car to bring the injured to the hospital, and the car made a record run over the road. The entire staff of the hospital was summoned, and as soon as the seven injured arrived they were given the best attention that the medical profession can offer. Sunday afternoon, however, Rijack Beleslaf, a Polishman, died, and after midnight this morning William Foster breathed his last. More deaths are expected at the hospital almost any time.

   Up at the improvised morgue, Undertaker J. M. Burhans of Dunbar assisted by D. C. Fortz, cleaned up the bodies, and prepared them for burial. One by one they were dressed and laid on slabs on the floor of the shop. Almost all this work was done Saturday night.

Identifying the Dead

   With the dawning of day, Sunday, crowds began to gather at the Ferguson mine. The idly curious mingled with the heart broken friends and relatives of the dead. Rapidly the work of identification went on. The names of the men who were first identified by their numbers were secured at the office of the Dunbar Furnace Company and the bodies labeled and numbered. All day long crowds thronged the scene of death. Canvas was hung up on the blacksmith shop windows to keep away the morbidly curious. Shortly before noon Sunday, Robert Nelson and a rescue party went in to search for the missing man, Michael Bene. Outside at the manway, a crown waited for tidings of him. When the rescue party came out in the evening however he had not been found. Something that looked like his coat had been found in one of the passages.

   This morning a party in charge of James Conroy and James Palsley again entered the mine. They are making a thorough search and expect to bring the body of Bene out with them. The mine is not on fire and no further danger is anticipated for the present.

   This morning, Dr. McKinney of Dunbar, reports the condition of John McGurk somewhat improved. He had bad burns but his physician hopes that he has not inhaled the fire and thinks he has considerable chance for life. The condition of the two foreigners who are at their homes are somewhat improved.

Remainder of article is unreadable.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, November 23, 1903, page 1, column 1


JOHN M’GURK DEAD

Eighteenth Victim of Ferguson Disaster
Expired Last Night

   John McGurk, night fire boss in the ill-fated Ferguson mine, who was badly burned in the explosion there November 21, died at his home in Dunbar Monday night. McGurk had almost recovered from his burns, and was getting along nicely, when a sudden attack of pneumonia ended his life. His serious illness began on Sunday. Monday, Dr. H. J. Coll was called in consultation with Dr. W. T. McKinney who has had the case in church. The pneumonia was so malignant; however, that nothing could be done to save McGurk’s life.

   This makes 18 fatalities from the fatal explosion, counting in the missing man, Michael Bene, who is now certainly supposed to have been killed by the explosion, but whose body has not yet been recovered. McGurk, who was 42 years old, leaves a wife and four children. His oldest son, James, was killed in the explosion. The funeral will be held at the home in Dunbar at 9:30 o’clock Thursday morning, and at the Dunbar Catholic Church at 10 o’clock, when high mass of requiem will be celebrated. Interment will be made in the Dunbar Catholic Cemetery. The remains were prepared for burial today by Undertaker M. L. Stader.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 8, 1903, page 1, column 5

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John McGWILL (1836-1903)

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

John McGwill

White, male, 67 years old, laborer
   Born—– 1836, Ireland
   Died—– January 19, 1903, Dunbar
   Cause—– Asthma, sick 9 months
   Buried– St. Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 173, line 96

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Gwendolyn Barnes McHUGH (1891-1931)

MRS. McHUGH
PASSES AWAY

Wife of Prominent Local Physician
and Member of Widely
Known Family Succumbs to
Pneumonia

   Ill less than a week of pneumonia, Mrs. Gwendolyn Barnes McHugh, aged 39, wife of Dr. W. A. McHugh, died at her home, 60 Stockton avenue, at 2:30 o’clock this morning, January 6, 1931. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Martha, Mariah, Barbara, who is now in the Uniontown Hospital seriously ill, and Gwendolyn. Funeral arrangements will be stated later. Mrs. McHugh was a member of a widely known family and most popular. Her death this morning comes as a great shock to innumerable friends.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 6, 1931, page 11, column 2


McHugh Funeral
Thursday Morning
Services for Wife of Prominent
Local Physician to Be Held in
St. John’s Church

   Solemn high requiem mass with Fr. B. P. Kenna as celebrant, will be read at 9 a.m., Thursday in St. John’s Roman Catholic church, Jefferson street, for Mrs. William A. McHugh who succumbed an attack of pneumonia early Tuesday morning at her home in Stockton avenue. Burial will be in the James R. Barnes lot at Oak Grove cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles S. Bowman, St., I. Hurst Core, H. Eastman Hackney, John Farrell, Richard Marshall and Dr. John D. Sturgeon, Jr. Surviving Mrs. McHugh in addition to her husband, Dr. McHugh, are four daughters, Martha, Maria, Barbara and Gwendolyn; her mother, Mrs. Martha B. Barnes, of the Barnes estate, Hopwood; and three sisters; Mrs. A. C. Howard, Hopwood; Mrs. S. Melford Davison, of Philadelphia and Miss Jamie R. Barnes, of Hopwood. Mrs. McHugh was born in Uniontown, December 26, 1891, the second daughter of the late James R. and Martha B. Barnes, being 39 years of age at the time of her death. She was educated in a private school here later attending the Finch school, of New York after which she entered the Merrill Van Lear school, of New York City, from which she was graduated. Following her graduation she returned to Uniontown and became quite active in civic and social affairs of the city in which work she remained active until stricken with her fatal illness just last week. Mrs. McHugh was one of the organizers of the Fayette County Chapter of American Red Cross here and served as its first secretary. In July, 1917, in a beautifully appointed affair, she became the bride of Dr. McHugh in St. John’s church. She leaves a host of friends to mourn the loss of her passing.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 7, 1931, page 1, column 3

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Judith R. McHUGH (1944-2008)

   Judith R. McHugh, 64, of Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2008, at home. She was born March 22, 1944, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, daughter of Mary Frances Klan, of Smithfield, Ohio, and the late Kenneth Fithen. Judith is survived by her husband, Roger McHugh; two daughters: Melissa Gilmore and her husband, Chris, of Morgantown, West Virginia, Marlene McHugh, of Point Marion; three grandsons: Garrick, Kian, and Talon; one sister, Barbara Thompson and her husband, Lewis, of Smithfield, Ohio; two brothers: Kenneth Fithen, Jr., of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Thomas Ballarin, of Steubenville, Ohio. Private funeral services for the family were held at the LOUIS E. RUDOLPH FUNERAL HOME, Thomas B. Rudolph, Funeral Director & Supervisor, Point Marion, on Monday, December 15, 2008, with Pastor Joe Peters, officiating. Donations may be made in Judith's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Assoc. Attn: Donations, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, New York, 10005.


©The Herald Standard 2008, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Thomas McHUGH ( -1896)

   Thomas McHugh, a miner at the Oliver coke works, died in the lock-up on Saturday morning. McHugh had been drinking heavily. He was a married man.


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

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Catherine McILREE (1858-1917)

MRS. CATHERINE McILREE

   Mrs. Catherine McIlree, wife of Robert L. McIlree, a Baltimore & Ohio railroad brakeman, died last Friday at the Markleton sanitorium of complication of diseases. Mrs. McIlree had been in poor health for the past year and Wednesday, December 27, she entered the Markleton sanitorium for treatment. The body will arrive here this afternoon on Baltimore & Ohio train No. 15 and will be removed by Funeral Director J.E. Sims to the family residence, 202 East Cedar avenue. Notice of funeral later. Deceased was born at Markleton, October 31, 1858, and spent her girlhood days there. Her maiden name was Miss Catherine Snyder. Mrs. McIlree was married three times and to the first union four children were born, all deceased. Some time after the death of her first husband she remarried. After the death of Mr. Wagner, her second husband, Mrs. McIlree married Robert L. McIlree and for the past 20 years had resided in Connelsville. Deceased was a prominent member of Shilo Lodge, No. 103. Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and at the time of her death was past president. In addition to her husband she is survived by two brothers, Marcellus Snyder of Frost, O.; Albert Snyder of Farmington, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. Anna Hostettler of Sand Patch.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 1917, page 5, column 5

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bullet Isaac W. MCILVAINE died in 1887. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(118)

McILVAINE - December 17 at 8:20 am at his residence in West Liberty, ISAAC W McILVAINE, formerly of Connellsville, Fayette County, in the 68th year of his age.  Funeral from the Patterson homestead, West Liberty borough, today, December 19, at 2:30 pm.  Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.


Josephine A. McILVAINE Stone  (1813-1871)

DIED

  McILVAINE— In New Haven, May 31, Miss Josephine A., eldest daughter of Robert A. and Susan McIlvaine. After a somewhat protracted affliction, Miss McIlvaine calmly and peacefully passed away. She lived an earnest consistent Christian life, and has gone to meet her Redeemer, and to her reward. She was devotedly attached to the Episcopal Church, of which she was an ardent an very consistent member. Her remains were taken to Trinity Church, New Haven, thence to the Episcopal burial ground, the place of their burial. She was buried with the very beautiful and solemn ritual of the Episcopal church. Her remains were followed to the grave by a grief-stricken family and by a large number of sorrowing friends.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 8, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 22, page 3, column 6

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Dr. George D. McILWAINE ( -1901)

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

  McILWAINE— At the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. McIlwaine, in Pittsburg, on Wednesday, December 25th, 1901, Dr. George D. McIlwaine. Dr. McIlwaine was a practicing physician at Washington, Pa. On last Friday he went to his home when it was learned for the first time that he was suffering from Bright’s disease. His decline was rapid until the hour of his heath. Dr. McIlwaine will be remembered by many persons in Connellsville. He read medicine here several years ago with Dr. J. B. Enos, now of Charleroi. He graduated from the West Penn Medical School and located at Washington. When the Spanish-American war broke out he enlisted in the Tenth Regiment and went with it to the Philippines. He was appointed Regimental Hospital Steward, and was popular with the men of all the companies. When his regiment went to the front Dr. McIlwaine went along in charge of the field hospital, and when they were in quarters in Manilla, and when fever and dysentery were crowding the hospital, he personally attended to the wants of his patients, and it was due to his careful nursing, perhaps, in more than one case, that lives were saved. Shortly before the return of his regiment Dr. McIlwaine was given a commission, ranking as a Lieutenant.

The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1901, page 8, column 4

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Alexander McINTOSH ( -1871)

DIED

  McINTOSH— December 8, Alexander McIntosh, a native of Scotland.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 21, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 50, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Fred O. MCINTOSH died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

FRED O. McINTOSH
Scalds caused the death of Fred O. McIntosh, of Wheeler, who died at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs Clara Jaynes. Mr. McIntosh died Monday, December 19, 1932.
McIntosh was injured a week ago while helping butcher in the mountains near Dunbar.
He is survived by his widow, Pauline Jaynes McIntosh; his mother, Mrs. W. J. McIntosh, a sister Maebelle, and tow brothers, John and William S., all of Youngstown, Ohio.
Following short services held at the home of his wife's mother, the body was sent to Minerva, Ohio, where the final rites will be conducted.
(Dec 21 1935)


Charles C. McINTURFF ( -1947)

C. C. McINTURFF

   Charles C. McInturff, 60, a resident of Brownsville for the past 27 years, died Friday at his home there. He formerly operated a taxi service and a gasoline station. He leaves his widow, his mother and two sisters.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 30, 1947, page 2, column 6

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

Miss Eleanor McIntyre, aged 25, daughter of Mrs. Nora McIntyre, died at 4:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 1937, at the family home in 75 Oakland avenue after a long illness.  In addition to her mother, the widow of John J. McIntyre, she leaves three brothers, John, Jr., James and Thomas, and two sisters, Mrs. Vincent T. Neuroth of Connellsville, and Miss Ursula McIntyre, at the home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


bullet Richard C. MCINTYRE died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Richard C. McIntyre, 53, died at 3:40 o'clock Thursday morning, June 17, 1937, in the family residence, 521 Green street, Southwest Greensburg. Death came following a four months' illness during which time he suffered with an acute heart condition.
Mr. McIntyre was widely known in the Greensburg district.  He had been employed as C. O. D. clerk in the United States Postoffice at Greensburg for 29 years.  He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Greensburg.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Stella Bitz McIntyre; a daughter, Sally, at home; and a number of brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Wallace Ryland, of East Fayette street, and Mrs. Eva B. Eisaman, of Morgantown street, and Ray Bitz, of Uniontown, are sisters and a brother of Mrs. McIntyre.
Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon with his pastor, the Rev. J. E. Wagner, officiating. Burial will be in Westmoreland Memorial Park cemetery, Greensburg.
(Standard - June 16, 1937)


bullet Dr. Archibald C. MCKAY died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Dr. Archibald C. McKay, aged 83 years, 11 months and 10 days, died at 3 p.m., Monday, February 23, 1931, at his home, 73 Connellsville street, of double pneumonia and complications.  He was a native of Washington county but for many years practiced his profession of dentistry in Uniontown.  He retired about 25 years ago.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Sarah Lincoln McKay, he is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Lilly Evan of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Frank Hoey, Tulsa, Okla., and one nephew, William McKay of Washington, Pa.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Second Presbyterian church, the Rev. James Clark, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. Scott Bowman, officiating.  ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(Evening Genius - Feb. 24, 1931)


Bertha Bradley McKAY (1904-1994)

Bertha B. McKay

   Bertha Bradley McKay, 90, of 1000 Shutterly St., California, Pa., and a native of Frostburg, Md., died Thanksgiving Day in Country Care Nursing Home, Fayette City, R. D. 1. She is survived by one son, John A. McKay Jr., of Bethel Park; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Betty) McDowell and Mrs. Crace Cairns, both of California, Pa., and Mrs. Andrew (Jane) Behary of Upper St. Clair; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brothers, William T. Bradley Jr., of Kenova, W. Va.; one neice, Bertha Jane Rhodes, and one nephew, William Hell Jr., both of California, Pa. The family will receive friends in the John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– October 25, 1904
   Died—– November 24, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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Catherine McKAY ( -1919)

MRS. CATHERINE M'KAY

   Mrs. Catherine McKay, 82 years old, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Richard McKay in Uniontown.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 19, 1919, page 2, column 4

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Robert Francis McKAY (1914-1996)

ROBERT F. McKAY

   Robert Francis McKay of Watsonville, Calif., and formerly of the Uniontown, Pa., area, died Thursday evening, April 18, in California. He is survived by his wife, Marie McKay, a daughter, Melanie McKay of Watsonville, Calif., brothers, Albert McKay of Michigan, Richard McKay of Maryland, Vincent McKay of Michigan, Lawrence McKay of Maryland, and Eugene McKay of Washington state. Friends may call at Davis Memorial Chapel, Watsonville, Calif., on Monday from 12 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Gustine, Calif.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 26, 1914
   Died—– April, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Sunday, April 21, 1996

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Emma Yoder McKEAN ( -1937)

Mrs. Emma Yoder McKean Dies
After Short Illness

   Mrs. Emma Yoder McKean, widow of Attorney William Cooke McKean, and one of Uniontown’s most prominent residents, died at her home, 24 West Berkeley street, Sunday morning, April 11, 1937, at 10:20 o’clock, following a brief illness of less than a week. Notified that her condition was becoming critical early Saturday morning, Mrs. McKean’s daughters left New York in time to arrive at her bedside that evening. Death, however, came as a distinct shock to members of the faily [family] and to the community where she was known and loved by a wide circle of friends. Mrs. McKean was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Evanna Yoder, her father serving for many years as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church. On December 20, 1899, she was married to William Cooke McKean, distinguished member of the Fayette County Bar Association, who preceded her in death, July, 1930. They were the parents of three children, all of whom survive: Mrs. John H. Cowie of New Rochelle, N. Y.; Mrs. Frederick K. Hogg, Larchmont, N. Y., and William Cooke McKean, at home. Two grandchildren, Katherine and William Hogg of Larchmont, also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the family residence, West Berkeley street. Rev. William Blake Hindman, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. McKean had been a member for many years will officiate. Burial will be private in Sylvan Heights cemetery.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, April 12, 1937, page 3, column 2

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James McKEAN ( -1864)

DEATHS

McKEAN— Dec. 25th, Mr. James McKean this place, in the 64th year of his age. The deceased was one of the oldest citizens. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, of Scotch Irish parentage – immigrated to this country in 1818, and located in Uniontown in October of the same year. In 1819, he connected himself with the Presbyterian Church, on the occasion of a Communion service held by Dr. Wylie in what was then known as Lyon’s orchard, occupying ground that now lies between Fayette and Church streets. Shortly after his admission to the church, he commenced a course of study at Washington College, with a view to the ministry. Owing, however, to a partial failure of health, he was compelled to relinquish this design, and removing to Pittsburgh, entered a mercantile establishment. In 1827, he returned to Uniontown, and after a couple of years spent in assisting his brother Thompson McKean in the management of an iron furnace that was then being operated by him in this vicinity, he engaged in the mercantile business in this place, in which he continued until a few years before his death. In 1837, he was married to Miss Sarah A. Reed of Philadelphia, who still survives him together with seven of their children. His last illness was a very painful and protracted one, but was born with exemplary patience. He testified daily of the Savior’s value and preciousness to him, and looked forward to the coming of death with less of fear- than desire. His experience of Divine Grace was peculiarly full and abundant. But a few weeks before his death he remarked, “I supposed that many persons would not believe there can be such a thing as pleasure in pain. But if pain be part of the cup of our Heavenly Father’s mingling, it must surely be a blessed thing to drink it. Pain draws us nearer to God.” With such evidence as this – and they could be greatly multiplied – of the abundant in dwelling of God’s spirit, it is not strange that death was disarmed of its sting and that his last end was peace. “The righteous hath hope in his death.”       H.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 29, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 47, page 3, column 1

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bullet Jessie Tweedle MCKEAN died in 1908. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(60)

Belle Vernon, Pa.   June 25 - Born in Scotland nearly 77 years ago, Mrs Jessie Tweedle McKean, wife of Samuel McKean, died at her home here this morning.  She came to America with her husband on their wedding trip in 1853.  In May, Mr and Mrs McKean celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary, surrounded by their family.  Mrs McKean was a prominent member of the First Presbyterian Church, and had taken an active part in church work until her health failed her a few years ago.  She had no immediate relatives, her only brother dying in Scotland a few years ago.  Besides her husband, these children survive:  Mrs James P Williams, California; Mrs William H Calvert, Charleroi; Mrs Christopher Cribbs, Greensburg; Mrs Cyrus B Copeland, Charleroi; Mrs John R Bovard, Mrs Robert K Johnson, Samuel McKean, William A McKean, Robert J McKean and Charles J McKean, Belle Vernon.

Pittsburgh Gazette Times
June 26 1908


John McKEAN ( -1868)

Mary McKEAN ( -1868)

Rhoda McKEAN ( -1868)

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

Died

   McKEAN— At McClellandtown, Fayette county, on Sunday, October 25th, John McKean, ages 82 years.

   McKEAN— At the same place, on Sunday, November 1, Rhoda, daughter of John McKean, deceased, aged 36 years.

   McKEAN— At the same place, on Thursday, November 4, Mary, widow of John McKean, deceased, aged 78 years.

   It will be seen that death hath thrice invaded this family circle within ten days. John McKean was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the neighborhood in which he lived. He was the father of William C. McKean, deceased, long Deputy Sheriff of this county, and well and favorably known. John McKean was a member of the Presbyterian Church more than forty years, was a man of honor and integrity and lived a peaceful and upright life. Mary McKean, his wife, was a member of the same church, more than thirty years, and her daily walk gave abundant evidence of the sincerity of her profession. The daughter, Rhoda, was long a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an affectionate daughter and sister. They all died with the joyful assurance of an eternity of happiness with that blessed Savior whom they had loved and served during their earthly pilgrimage.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 12, 1868, Vol. I, No. 45, page 3, column 4

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Rachel B. McKEAN ( -1868)

Died

M’KEAN— On Monday, April 6th, 1868, RACHEL B. McKEAN, aged 42 years, and 2 months.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 16, 1868, Vol. I, No. 15, page 3, column 3

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Sarah McKEAN ( -1868)

  DIED— of Inflamation of the Lungs, and old age together, Mrs. SARAH McKEAN, aged 88 years. The deceased was born and reared in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. At an early age she removed to Fayette county, Pennsylvania, where she married Thompson M’Kean. After long years she saw her aged companion stricken down, and she left alone with five sons and two daughters. When part of her family twelve years ago, embarked for the West, she with parental love followed them, and have since been in this county, where she has won many kind friends. She ever has been a pattern of industry and economy, living a life of usefulness. She was ,while in the east, a member of the M. E. Church, and ever showed that she strove to lay up treasures above. She stood like some towering oak, the rude storm after nearly a century saw her branches, one by one swept off, until at last that violent hurricane – death, uprooted the shattered trunk. She peacefully rests, though far from her native hills, at the beautiful cemetery, at Siskilwa beside her son, and other friends who have gone before. “She’s only waiting the resurrection.” M.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 24, 1868, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 6

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Sarah Rebecca McKEAN ( -1868)

Died

M’KEAN— On Thursday, April 6th, 1868, SARAH REBECCA McKEAN, aged 15 years 7 months and 2 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 16, 1868, Vol. I, No. 15, page 3, column 3

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William McKEAN ( -1868)

Died

  M'KEAN— On the 26th of August, 1868, at his residence in Buda, Bureau co., Illinois, of Fever, William McKean, aged 42 years.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 24, 1868, Vol. I, No. 51, page 3, column 5

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bullet William R. McKEAN died in 1857. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

[From the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate]
IN MEMORIAM
An Anniversary Tribute, inscribed to the Memory of Wm. R. M'Kean, who died July 15, 1857, in the 20th year of his age, at the residence of his father, James M'Kean, Esq., of Uniontown, Pa., in whose family the writer, for the time being, now finds his home.
W.W.R
(long poem omitted)
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. August 29, 1861.


bullet Betty MCKEE died in 1932. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

McKEE, BETTY

Funeral services for Betty, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl McKEE, of Perryopolis, were solemnized in the parents’ home Monday afternoon with Rev. M. S. KITCHEN, pastor of the Perryopolis Christian church officiating.  Burial was in Mount Washington cemetery, Perry township.
The child died Saturday afternoon in the Connellsville State Hospital from scalds suffered earlier last week when she fell backwards into a boiler of hot water, in her home.
Herald  Tues. 6-28-1932


Francis McKEE ( -1863)

DIED

  McKEE— At his residence in Fayette City, Dec. 13, of consumption, Francis McKee, Esq., in the 39th year of his age.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 24, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 4, page 3, column 1


  McKEE— At his residence, in Fayette City, Dec. 15th, ' 63, of consumption, Francis McKee, Esq., in the 59th year of his age. It is but a fitting tribute to the memory of the departed, that their lives and characters, if good, should be publicly known, as well as a benefaction to the world, both for preception and example. The subject of the above notice was a man of no ordinary character. His life was exemplary and might be pointed to as a shining example of what industry, honesty and integrity will accomplish, unaided by anything but labor, energy and perserverance. Mr. McKee was born in Bucks county, Pa., in the year 1804, and came with his parents shortly after to Westmoreland county, Pa., where he commenced life a poor boy with no assistance but his own willing hands and undeviating will to do. By good luck or good management, he came into possession of a trading - boat, and by trading along the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers with varying success, he at length accumulated a sufficient amount of funds to start him handsomely in the mercantile business in Fayette City, which he continued until he made himself a name and fame as a business man all along the Monongahela valley. But not alone as a business man, was his character exemplary. Few men perhaps, have lived as long with fewer stains upon their reputations as citizens morally or socially. Kind and genial in his disposition, he drew around him friends who clung to him through life; in adversity strengthened by his helping hand, and in prosperity, remembering his past charities. All along through life he maintained a high regard for the christian religion; and although not a professor him self, until shortly before his death, endeavored assiduously to ?? its principals and its importance to his family; and in the hour and article of death was himself enabled to say, " I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears."


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, December 31, 1863, Vol. 3, No. 47, page 2, column 7

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bullet Frank MCKEE died in 1921. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)

The death of Frank McKee, at Atchison, Kansas, noted last week, occurred by suicide. He left Uniontown for the west nearly a year ago, and went to Atchison in May last. He had been engaged in the cattle business during the summer and had done well. This winter he had been acting as night clerk in the Morgan hotel at Atchison. He had been suffering with malarial fever, which, coupled with a previous sickness, had affected his mind and he seemed to rest under a cloud. At times he talked of some coming trouble and said he was a burden to his friends. On the evening of January 22, he went into his room at the hotel, stood before the mirror and deliberately shot himself through the head, the ball entering the forehead. He died in a few minutes. On his person were found a number of letters, several being from his mother, in which she entreated him to come home. A note in his own hand writing was also found, reading: "Dear Mother and All;- I am in trouble. the world is against me. I started wrong. I can't do anything right. May God forgive me". Frank had won many friends in Atchison by his good habits and upright demeanor, and his violent death was a shock to people there as it was to his many friends here. His father, William McKee, is a most respected citizen of near Brandonville where ......article stops


Elizabeth McKEEVER ( -1961)

MRS. E. McKEEVER

   Mrs. Elizabeth McKeever, 93, died at her home at Belle Vernon where she had resided since 1925. Her husband, Robert, died in 1946. She leaves three sons, four daughters, one sister, 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, November 25, 1961, page 11, column 2

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Paul S. McKEEVER (1930-1995)

Paul S. McKeever

   Paul S. McKeever, 64 of Sarasota, Fla., who was a resident of Perryopolis, Pa., until two year ago, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995. He was born July 15, 1930, in Monongahela, Pa. Mr. McKeever was an instructor with Western Pennsylvania Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program in New Alexandria, Pa., from which he retired in 1992. He was a member of James Cochran Masonic Lodge No. 614 in Dawson, Pa., and Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a 45-year member of I.U.O.F. Local No. 66 in Monroeville, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean McKeever; three daughters, Paula Carocci of Sarasota, Fla., Jeannetta Fedora and Beth Perkins both of Clarksville, Pa.; one son, Patrick K. McKeever of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Jack F. McKeever of Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends at TOALE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, COLONIAL CHAPEL, 40 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, Fla., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 15, until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Burial will be in Palms Memorial Park. A Masonic service will be held today at 6 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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William McKELVER ( -1851)

DIED

   At the U. S. Hotel, in Brownsville, on Wednesday the 26th ult., of Consumption, Wm. M’KELVER, aged about 27 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, December 11, 1851, Vol. 2, No. 7, page 3, column 2

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Adah May McKENERY ( -1944)

MRS. ADAH M. McKENERY

   Mrs. Adah May McKenery, 85 years old, died at 2:15 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at her home in Rostraver township. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Iva Horner and Mrs. Florence Binley, both of Donora, and by two sons, J. M. McKenery, of Belle Vernon R.D. 2, and H. P. McKenery, of McKeesport. She also is survived by seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and by three brothers. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at her home in charge of Rev. Thomas McKee. Interment will be in the West Newton Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 6, 1944, page 7, column 7

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Eva McKENNA ( -1946)

MRS. FRANK McKENNA

Mrs. Eva McKenna, 51, wife of Frank McKenna, died Thursday at her home at Fayette City. She leaves her husband, three daughters, two brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, March 9, 1946, page 2, column 3

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bullet Ollie MCKENNEY died in 1946. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(21)

Morning Herald, Wednesday Dec. 4, 1946
McKenney, Ollie, aged 50 years, died in the Connellsville Hospital Tuesday, December 3, 1946 at 5:20 a.m. Most of her life was spent in the vicinity of Mt. Braddock and she was a member of Percy Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, Albert McKenney, and the following children: Mrs. Annabelle Blystone of West Brownsville; Morris McKenney of Uniontown; Albert Jr., of Mt Braddock; Mrs. Ruth Meese of West Brownsville; Jean, Alberta, Shirley, and Naomi, at home; one brother David Markey, of New York City; four grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 6, with brief services in the late home at 1:30 and followed by additional rites in the Percy Methodist Church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


Matthew McKENNY ( -1819)

DIED

   On the 26th ult. In Orange county jail, Mr. Matthew M’Kenny, between 60 and 70 years of age. He has been in Ulster and Orange county jail about 30 years for a single debt. The debt was at first small, and he has been a man of considerable property during a part of the above period, but of late his children having had possession, and he has been suffered to linger out his last days in close confinement in a loathsome jail.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 23, 1819, Vol. I, No. 45, page 2, column 4

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Alice B. McKENZIE (1926-1996)

ALICE B. McKENZIE

   Alice B. McKenzie, 69, of Detroit, Mich., died Friday, May 17, 1996, in Detroit. She was born in Fairchance, Pa., on July 23, 1926, daughter of Chester and Mae Guthrie McKenzie. Her parents, a brother, Chester McKenzie, and two sisters, Bessie Bartko and Lillie Cole, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James McKenzie and Joseph McKenzie, a daughter, Jo Ann Mendosa, and seven grandchildren: James McKenzie, Debra Matras, Ron McKenzie, Jay Tevechenok, Sherry Tevechenok, Shawn Tevechenok, and Pricilla Hill, and five great-grandchildren all of Detroit, Mich., and three sisters, Myrtle Kelley of Fairchance, Pa., Violet Berdar and Grace Zack both of Uniontown, Pa. Services were held Wednesday, May 22, at the RISKO FUNERAL HOME in Detroit. Interment followed in Woodmere Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Jane McBride McKENZIE (1881-1967)

MRS. PETER McKENZIE

   Mrs. Jane McBride McKenzie, 81, of Irwin, R. D. 1, died in her home. She was born March 18, 1881, in Ayrshire, Scotland, and resided over 50 years in the Irwin area. Surviving are her husband, Peter McKenzie; three sons, including William of Irwin, R. D. 5; two daughters, Miss Selina McKenzie and Miss Margaret McKenzie, of Irwin, R. D. 1; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, and five sisters, including Mrs. Selina Holderie of Irwin, R. D. 1.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1967, page 11, column 3

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bullet Mary E. MCKENZIE died in 1915. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

OBITS
Daily News Standard Late Edition Apr. 20, 1916 p 64
Mrs. Mary E. McKenzie died Thursday morning at 9: 40 following an illness of some length at her home in Masontown. Mrs. McKenzie was born Aug. 24, 1885, and was the daughter of Jacob and Tillie Johnston, deceased. Her long years of residence in Masontown as a member of one of the older families there gave the deceased a wide friendship. Mrs. McKenzie is survived by her husband and three daughters, Jeanette, Elizabeth and Marie. The funeral will be held Saturday Saturday afternoon a 2 o'clock with services in the Presbyterian church by the Rev. Paul Elliot  of Smithfield. Interment will be in the Masontown cemetery.


Jean B. McKEOWN (1924-1996)

JEAN B. McKEOWN

   Jean B. McKeown (Kinneer), died May 29, 1996, in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Acme, Pa., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Kinneer. Mrs. McKeown is survived by two sons, Tim of Durham, N.C., and Leo of Wickliffe, Ohio; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Garnet Baker and three brothers, Clyde, Gary and Gerald Kinneer. Her husband, Thomas L. McKeown, preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. McKeown was a 25-year employee of Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. She retired in 1985 at which time she and her husband moved to Palm Harbor, Fla. Private services were handled by the National Cremation Society.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Iva M. McKIMMY ( -1994)

Iva M. McKimmy

   Iva M. McKimmy, 96, of Lake Lynn, Pa., formerly of Cleveland Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1994, in the MonPointe Health Care Center, Morgantown, W.Va. She is survived by two sons, Donald McKimmy of Willowick, Ohio and Roy McKimmy of Lake Lynn, Pa.; two daughters, Vivian Pecoraro and Dora Mankins, both of Lake Lynn, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and a brother, Asa Kling of Baltimore, Md. Friends will be received in the Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, Ohio, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Alcinda Hall McKINLEY (1848-1901)

In Memoriam

Died, in Bedford, September 6, 1901, Alcinda, wife of William McKinley and daughter of Jacob and Nancy Hall. She was born in Bedford Township, February 24, 1848, and married in May, 1872. She is survived by her husband and one son, Harry. She was a most affectionate wife and mother. She possessed in a large degree the sterling qualities of industry, honesty and kindness of heart; and thus enjoyed the highest esteem of all her neighbors and acquaintances. In January, 1901, the Lord graciously opened her heart to receive the teachings and promises of God’s word. ----------------------------------------------------------- Her mortal body was laid to rest, in hope of the glorious resurrection, in the Bedford Cemetery on September 8.


Bedford Gazette, Bedford, PA, Friday, September 13, 1901

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Louisa Bunton McKINLEY ( -1852)

   Died, in Uniontown, on Saturday, Oct. 24th, Mrs. LOUISA McKINLEY, daughter of James and Sarah Bunton, aged 28 years, 10 months and 11 days. The subject of this brief memoir was for many years connected with the M. E. Sabbath School in this place, first as a scholar and subsequently as a teacher. Here she received in great part, those lessons and impressions, which so eminently fitted her for the arduous duties of life, and brought her, - in the very spring time of her being to consecrate her heart’s young affection to Christ. During a revival of religion which occurred under the ministerial labors of C. D. Batelle, in the year 1841, she was happily converted, and from that hour adorned the doctrines of God, her Savior, in all things. The graces of the spirit were added to the charms of a naturally sweet disposition, and she thus became the centre of moral power, in winning others to Christ by the beauty there is in holy living. In April, 1850, she was united in marriage to Mr. WILLIAM McKINLEY, and immediately after removed to Brownsville, where her consistent and upright conduct soon gathered around her many warm and devoted friends. Brightly however as the sun of life’s young morning rose for her, it was destined to be soon gloomed and obscured by the dark cloud of sorrow and affliction. She saw the bright hopes of the future dashed to the earth, and her sun of life about to set behind the dark clouds of death. Early in the winter of last year she took sick and never fully recovered her health. She remained for some time in Brownsville, but during the month of May came home to die. She preferred to die amid the scenes and associations of former years, and to lay her body to rest in the place consecrated by hallowed recollections, and the dust of one’s dearly loved. Her death, however, did not occur as soon as she herself anticipated. Such were her sufferings, amounting at times to intense agony, that she often looked, and ever prayed, for death, before it came to her relief. Fervently did she often pray to be released from her sufferings, even weeks before she died, but such was not the Master’s will. – It was not her’s to die in the sweet summer time, but when the autumn leaves were upon the hills. The death-blight tell upon her at the season when the same sad change passes over nature. But widely different were the changes which took place, one was real decay, while the other was but a passage from a present to a far higher state of being. True, the casket mouldered, but the jewel was undimmed by the fires through which it had passed, and now it is brightning to a seraph under the approving smiles of its God. When, at last, the trying hour came, she was graciously upheld by God, and enjoyed in their fullness, the comforts and consolations of religion. The writer enjoyed the privilege of conversing with her frequently, and always found her calmly trusting in Jesus; who so sustained her, that during the long month’s of affliction, she was never once known to murmur or complain. A short time before her death, she remarked, “I am breathing my life out sweetly in Jesus.” At the same time observing her mother and sisters, who were weeping, she added, “Weep not for me. I shall soon be in that glorious place. Tell all my friends to meet me in heaven.” Then raising her hands aloft, as if in token of holy triumph, she repeated with great emphasis, - “Bright angels are from glory come, They’re round my bed, they’re in my room, They wait to waft my spirit home; All is well, all is well.” Thus in the strength which God supplies did she triumph over death, and the spirit launched forth upon the great ocean of eternity, - not to sail “in deeper and deeper darkness, but in higher and higher light; not in cursing and groans, but in thanksgiving and the voice of melody.” Doubtless it has reached the port of peace where is never heard, “The far moanings of that sea.” “O, may we all, like her believe, And keep the faith, and win the prize! Father, prepare, and then receive, Our hallowed spirits to the skies, To chant, with all our friends above, They glorious, everlasting love.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 4, 1852, Vol. I, No. 30, page 3, column 2

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Richard J. McKINNEY (1912-1994)

RICHARD McKINNEY

   Richard J. “Tex” McKinney, 81, of 132 E. Fairview Ave, Connellsville, died Tuesday in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Surviving are his daughter, Beverly McKinney of Pittsburgh; a son, Ronald J. McKinney of New Kensington; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Powers of Plantation, Fla.; and two special friends, Irene Dillon and Evelyn M. Gibson, both of Connellsville. Private funeral services were held under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 11, 1912
   Died—– March, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1994

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Steven Eugene McKINNEY ( - )

STEVEN E. McKINNEY

   Steven Eugene McKinney, 24, of Fairchance died Saturday in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, Bernard McKinney and Esther Posten McKinney of Uniontown; three children, Kayle Marie Miele of Oliver, Steven McKinney and Brandon Lee McKinney both of Smithfield; a sister, Donna Poole of Uniontown; brothers, Lonnie McKinney of Uniontown and Timothy McKinney of Searights; two nieces; nine nephews; and his girlfriend Tabatha Burgess of Smithfield. Friends will be received in the John S. Maykuth Jr. Funeral Home, corner Church and River avenues, Masontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday visitation and services will be announced.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Date unknown

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Elizabeth Ridgway McKITTRICK ( -1922)

MRS. ELIZABETH McKITTRICK

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

Mrs. Elizabeth McKittrick, aged 38 years, died Wednesday morning, February 22, 1922, at 10 o’clock after an illness of five weeks with pneumonia. She was the mother of the late Miss Elizabeth McKittrick, who met death in an automobile accident at Hogsett’s Cut, six weeks ago. The deceased was the daughter of the late George and Anna Ridgway, and was born at the Laurel Iron Works, Monongalia county, W. Va. She is survived by her husband, J. W. McKittrick, of North Union township, and the following children; Odell, James, Lester, Laurence and Robert, all at home. There are also surviving the following brothers and sisters; James and Oliver Ridgway, of West Virginia; Mrs. Hattie Avet, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Auslter, or Pittsburgh, and Miss Margaret Ridgway of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the late home on the Connellsville road. The Rev. H. A. Relyes, pastor of the Asbury M. F. church, will officiate. Interment will take place in the Park Place cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 23, 1922, page 9, column 2

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Isabella McKITTRICK ( -1922)

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL IS KILLED BY TRAIN
Light Auto Truck Torn to Bits by Train—Driver
of Truck Is Unhurt

Running through a dense fog Monday morning about 8:30 o’clock, an inbound Pennsylvania train and a light truck driven by Patsy Gismondi, collided in Hogsett’s Cut, resulting in the death of a school girl passenger on the truck, Miss Isabelle McKittrick, aged 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. McKittrick, of the Connellsville road. The driver, Patsy Gismondi, employed by John C. Brownfield of the Gallatin Grocery, was only slightly injured.

After the accident he told of having taken Miss McKittrick into the truck as a passenger at her home where she had missed the Taxi for the North Union high school. Coming down the hill into Hogsett’s cut, Gismondi was going through the fog at moderate speed and did not see an oncoming train until only a few feet away. In a last minute attempt to avoid an accident, Gismondi turned his frock aside and crashed sideways into the mail car of the train which was moving slowly. Miss McKittrick was crashed against the train and thrown to the side of the tracks. Gismondi remained in the truck which crashed against a signal post and was completely wrecked. Gismondi, although badly shaken, was able later to walk home.

Passengers on the train, which was stopped by Engineer J. J. Rogh following the collision, helped to place the body of the stricken girl in the baggage car. Miss McKittrick had been so badly crushed that she lived only a few minutes. The body was brought to Uniontown and placed in the morgue of J. Harry Johnson and Sons. No funeral arrangements have as yet been announced.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 18, 1922, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 3, column 4


ISABELLA MCKITTRICK FUNERAL

Funeral services for the late Miss Isabella McKittrick, who was killed Tuesday Morning, January 17, 1922 when a truck on which she was riding collided with Pennsylvania passenger train in Hoggott's Cut, near Uniontown, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McKittrick home on the Connellsville Road in North Union Township. The Rev. G. W. Watson, pastor of the Central Christian Church will conduct the services and internment will take place in Park Place Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, January 19, 1922, page 3, column 1

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Adeline S McKNIGHT ( -1931)

Mrs. Adelaide S. McKnight, aged 75,wife of James McKnight, died at late residence in Washington Township, near Fayette City, at 11:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 17, 1931. Death came suddenly, the result of a heart attack. She was the daughter of the late Levi and Mary Griffith Stevens and was a life long member of the Little Redstone Church. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 in the Little Redstone Church, with the Rev. T.F. Chilcate officiating, assisted by Rev. J.H. Emerow. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, February 20, 1931

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Elizabeth Martin McKNIGHT ( -1928)

MRS. ROBERT MCKNIGHT

   Mrs. Robert McKnight, 36 years old, died Sunday at her home at West Leisenring. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Camilla, Margaret, Viola, Mary and Betty Jean, also her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin of Masontown; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Dunaway of Masontown and Mrs. Sadie Anderson of Dunbar and five brothers, Scott Martin of Masontown, James and Thomas Martin of Dunbar, Elmer Martin of Pittsburg and Albert Martin of West Leisenring.

Notes from contributor:
   Maiden name—– Elizabeth Martin
   Buried– Hopwood Cemetery


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, February 23, 1928, page 6, column 5

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George McKNIGHT ( -1947)

Brownsville Man Fatally Injured
When Hit by Auto

   George McKnight, 82 years old, of Brownsville, died Friday morning in Brownsville General Hospital of injuries suffered January 11 when struck by an automobile in front of the Brownsville Hotel. McKnight was injured when the car backed up and struck him as he stepped off the curb in front of the hotel. Surviving are five children, including Mrs. J. W. Rutledge of Fayette City.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, February 24, 1947, page 2, column 5

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George McKNIGHT ( -1966)

McKNIGHT, GEORGE –Age 68 years, of Hopwood, Pa., died Saturday, October 1, 1966 at 3:55 p.m. He was predeceased by three sisters, Hanna, Jennie and Sarah. He is survived by a son, John W McKnight, Hopwood. Interment will be in the Mt. View Cemetery, Hopwood.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 2, 1966

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bullet Henry J. MCKNIGHT died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(45)

HENRY J. McKNIGHT
Henry J McKnight aged 81, well known employee of the H. C. Frick Coke company for many years, died at 1:15 Thursday morning, March 9th, 1939, at the family residence in 28 Thomas St., Uniontown, following a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. Mr McKnight was born October 1st. 1857. His wife, Mary Dugan McKnight preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons: John of Uniontown; Robert, Brownsville, and Homer, of Michigan; One daughter, Mrs Hannah Buehner, of Brownsville: Three brothers; William, Hopwood; George. Brownsville, and John, of that Fairchase Rd., and five sisters; Rachel of Toledo, and Mollie, Jennie, Sarah, and Nancy, all of Uniontown. He also leaves 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Whitlatch Funeral Home, 119 Connellsville St. where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Dr Alden J. Allen, pastor of the Calvary Church, will officiate, Burial will be in the Hopwood cemetery. Friends will be recieved at the Whitlatch Funeral Home until the hour of the services.


bullet James Hart MCKNIGHT died in 1945. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Extract:
Name: James Hart McKnight
Age 89 years
Residence: Washington Twp.
Died Sunday July 1, 1945 at 11:20 a.m..
Born: March 3, 1856 in Fayette County
Parents: William and Mahalla McKnight.
Married: 1876 to Adeline Stephens who died in 1931.
Church: Redstone Methodist Church
Occupation: farmer and horse handler.
Survived by: various neices and nephews, two of whom made their home with him. Mrs. Mary E. Prewitt and Miss Hallie McKnight.
Funeral services: Redstone Methodist Church on Wednesday July 4, 1945 at 2:00 p.m..
Pall bearers: great nephews of the deceased: Harry, David, and Arthur Prewitt, Albert Folkens, Charles Rossell and William Radcliffe..


James Hart McKNIGHT (1856-1945)

James Hart McKnight, age 89 years of Washington Twp. died Sunday, July 1, 1945 at 11:20 a.m. Mr. McKnight was born March 3, 1856 in Fayette County, the son of William and Mahalla McKnight. He was married in 1876 to Adeline Stephens who died in 1931. He was a member of the Redstone Methodist Church and was a well known farmer and great horse handler. Mr. McKnight lived in Washington Township for the past 74 years moving there when a boy. He was a raiser of race horses at one time and one of the leading farmers in Fayette County. The last few years he had been retired but was in good health until last month. He was bedfast a week. He was the last of a family of seven children. He is survived by various nieces and nephews, two of whom made their home with him; Mrs. Mary E. Prewitt and Miss Hallie McKnight. Funeral services were held at the Redstone Methodist Church on Wednesday July 4, 1945 at 2:00 p.m.. The Reverend Robbins and T. F. Chilcothe officiated. Breif services were held at the residence and at the church. Elizabeth and Grace Prewitt sang "We Will Say Goodnight Here, But Good Morning Up There". Elizabeth and Wilda Stephens sang "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer." The pall bearers were great nephews of the deceased: Harry, David, and Arthur Prewitt, Albert Folkens, Charles Rossell and William Radcliffe.


Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, July 2, 1945

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John McKNIGHT ( -1869)

   A man named John McKnight, was instantly killed at Kennedy’s Coal Works, near Cookstown, on the 31st of August, by the falling of slate. The deceased was an Odd-Fellow, and a member of the Odd-Fellows Relief Association of Brownsville, from which source his family has received $150-a God-send to the widow and five orphan children, who were dependent upon his labor for support.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1869

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Margaret McKOWN ( -1868)

Died

  M'KOWN— At her residence in Saltlick tp., Fayette county, Pa., on the 19th inst., Mrs. Margaret M'Kown.

Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 26, 1868, Vol. I, No. 47, page 3, column 3

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Harry McKULA ( -1935)

HARRY McKULA

   Harry McKula, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McKula, of Herbert, died at 6:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, September 3, 1935, in Uniontown Hospital following an illness of complications. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Michael Jr., Elizabeth, Veronica, Robert, Anna Mae and Edward McKula, all at home, and Sally McKula, of New York City. Brief funeral services at 10 o’clock Friday morning in the home will be followed by additional services in St. Mary’s G. C. church, New Salem in charge of Rev. Fr. Anthony Knapik. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 4, 1935, page 4, column 2

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John A. McKULKA (1961-2010)

John A. McKulka, age 49, of Cardale, Pa., passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 5, 2010 in Cardale. He was born January 20, 1961, in Brownsville, Pa., son of John McKulka and Phyllis Skelton McKulka of Baltimore, MD. He was a carpenter by trade. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his three children: Sabrina, Eva and John; his brother, Phil McKulka, all of Baltimore, MD; his maternal grandfather, Allen Skelton of Cardale; and a special friend, Bobbi Higman. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, April, 2005

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Frank E. McKULKA, III (1955-2010)

Frank E. McKulka III, age 55, of Keisterville passed away suddenly Sunday, September 5, 2010 at home. He was born April 22, 1955 in Uniontown, the son of Helen Halo McKulka and the late Frank E. McKulka, Jr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Michael Constantine. Frank was the owner and operator of Fayette Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning and a member of the Keisterville Sportsmen Club. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melissa McKulka of Grindstone; two sons and a step-daughter: Derek McKulka of Connellsville, Frank R. McKulka of Grindstone and Jennifer Seese and her husband, Anthony of Gibbons Glade; three grandchildren: Kallista McKulka, Austin Seese and Autumn Seese; two sisters: Michelle Constantine and her husband, Jack of Plant City, FL and Renee McKulka of Keisterville; a niece and nephew: Lindsey and Evan Constantine and his father-in-law, Richard Grogan.

Funeral service will be private and under the direction of the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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bullet Thomas MCLANE died in 1915. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(119)

The Henry News Republican February 18, 1915

Thomas McLane was born in Fayette county, Pa., on June 15, 1825. He was united in marriage with Miss Minerva Galetine in the year 1846. To this union were born 12 children, on girl passing away in infancy and one son, William, giving his life
for his country in the Civil war, the remaining ten, nine of whom are alive today, all grew up and were blessed with families. In the 1856 he came with his family to Illinois and settled in the vicinity of Lone Tree, Bureau county. In 1858 he removed to Boyd's Grove where he spent most of his remaining years. He passed away on Sunday Feb. 7, 1915, at Adel, Ia., at the age of 90 next birthday. The funeral was conducted in the Boyd's Grove M.E. church on Feb. 11, 1915, by the Rev. J.S. Neal, interment taking place in Mound Cemetery. Besides his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, he leaves behind him one brother who was present at the funeral. He will always be remembered as a man of beneficent qualities and kindly pious life. As a member of Boyd's Grove M.E. church he was always consistent in his obligations to the church, generously contribuing (sic) towards the support of the ministry. His charity extended wherever there was a need, many families in this community can look back to the time when his generous hand lifted them out of serious financial difficulties and set them on their feet again to look the world
square in the face. Many a man starting out in life found his liberal heart open to him in the hour of need. God blessed him with a bountiful store and he gave back to God and his fellow man bountifully and ungrudgingly. The world is the
poorer for his passing from it, he leaves behind him a trail of kindly deeds that will brighten the pathway of many poor travelers who come after.


Pvt. Albert McLAUGHLIN Photo  ( -1919)

WEST SIDE BOY KILLED

Albert H. McLaughlin Fell in Action on October 14

   Albert H. McLaughlin, a well-known West Side boy was killed in action on October 14 according to the telegram received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McLaughlin of Second street, West Side.

   McLaughlin was 23 years old and spent most of his life in Connellsville. He was a draftee leaving here on May 29 for Camp Lee. He was in camp only six weeks when he was ordered to leave for duty overseas. Since his arrival in France his parents had received only two letters from him. Previous to entering the service, McLaughlin was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad company.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, October 29, 1918, page 1, column 5


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 Albert McLaughlin, a member of Company I, 61st Infantry, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. John McLaughlin of South Second street, West Side, was killed in action at Madeleane Ferme, France. He was buried at that place with all the honors that the military situation would permit.


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

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Ann McLAUGHLIN ( -1868)

Died

  McLAUGHLIN— April 21, near Smithfield, P., Miss Ann McLaughlin, aged 65 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 7, 1868, Vol. I, No. 18, page 3, column 5

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Anna Cummings McLAUGHLIN ( -1889)

Died

MCLAUGHLIN— Mrs. Anna McLaughlin, died at her residence on Second street, New Haven, on Saturday, January 5th, 1889, aged 81 years. The deceased was a woman of estimable character, and was held in the highest esteem by her friends and acquaintances. She was born in Maryland, and came to Hampton Forge, this county, over half century ago, where her father engaged in the iron business for a number of years. She was a lifetime member of the Baptist church, having united with that denomination at Louisville, Ky. She has been a resident of this place for the past twelve years. She was married about forty years ago. Her husband has been dead almost twenty years. Three children, two sons and one daughter, survive her, also two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Galloway, of this place, and Mrs. M. Patterson, of Lewistown, and one brother, Major J. A. Cummings of this place. Her remains were interred in Hill Grove cemetery on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, January 11, 1889, page 8, column 3

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Anna Elizabeth Johnson McLAUGHLIN (1918-2004)

   Anna Elizabeth Johnson McLaughlin, 85, of Fairchance, Pa., and formerly of Hookstown, Pa., died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at the home of her son, the Rev. George W. McLaughlin Jr. She was born May 14, 1918 in Winchester, Kentucky, daughter of George H. Johnson and Calla Hoffman Johnson. Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of White House Free Methodist Church, Frank Fordyce Sunday School Class, and the Women's Missionary Society. Her husband, G. Willard McLaughlin, a son, Wesley McLaughlin, a grandson, Scott McLaughlin, a great grandson, Conner Will McLaughlin, and parents preceded her in death. Surviving are two children: Rev. George W. McLaughlin Jr. and his wife Linda and Virginia A. McLaughlin Denman and her husband Scott all of Whitehouse, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: 19 great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Johnson and his wife Betty of Sigel, Pa.; and two daughters-in-law: Carol McLaughlin and Connie McLaughlin both of Hookstown, Pa. The Family will receive Friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues on Monday, May 17, in WHITE HOUSE FREE METHODIST CHURCH from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Kenneth Rockwell and the Rev. William Large officiating. Interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery, Hookstown, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, May 15, 2004

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Blanche O. McLAUGHLIN Stone  (1898-1900)

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

Blanche O. McLaughlin

White, female, 18 months old
   Born–April 1898, Broad Ford
   Died–October 9, 1900, Broad Ford
   Buried–Connellsville, Hillgrove Cemetery Section E 19
   Father–James M. McLaughlin
   Mother–Laura B. McLaughlin


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 171, line 25

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Daniel Lee McLAUGHLIN (1989-2011)

   A Connellsville man was killed Wednesday night when the motorcycle he was riding crashed in Connellsville Township. State police Trooper Edward Stasko said Daniel Lee McLaughlin, 22, was killed when his motorcycle crashed on Grandview Avenue. Stasko said McLaughlin was traveling north on Grandview on his 2009 Suzuki 400SM, and while attempting to negotiate a curve in the road he lost control of the motorcycle. Stasko said McLaughlin left the road and struck a sewer pipe. McLaughlin continued to travel north, crossing Vista Avenue, before striking a tree, Stasko said. Stasko said McLaughlin was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on Vista Avenue. McLaughlin was later pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Deputy Coroner Dennis Heath. The official cause and manner of death remain pending further investigation by police and the coroner’s office. In addition to state police, volunteer firefighters from Connellsville Township and emergency personnel from Fayette EMS responded to the crash.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 1, 2011


   Daniel Lee McLaughlin, 22, of Connellsville passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born June 13, 1989 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Daryle L. and Deborah Welc McLaughlin of Connellsville, who loved him dearly. Dan was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 2008. He loved and played soccer since the age of 5 and had been a member of the Connellsville High School Varsity Soccer Team. Dan was working as a welder for Unity Fabrication Technologies. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Dan was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, Dan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his sister, Angela McLaughlin and her fiancé, Nicholas Mivikar and his beloved niece, Ava Mivikar all of Connellsville; his brother, Brian McLaughlin and special friend, Sara Hillegas of Connellsville; his paternal grandparents, James and Patricia McLaughlin of Connellsville and his maternal grandmother, Delores Welc of Mt. Pleasant; his maternal step grandmother, Dottie Welc of Murraysville, and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Dan was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Donald Welc. Family and friends will be received Friday, July 1, 2011 from 2-5 and 7-9 PM in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a Blessing Service will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM, in the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION R.C. CHURCH, Connellsville, with Rev. Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. A committal service will follow.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Friday, July 1, 2011

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Della Fern McLAUGHLIN (1889-1947)

MRS. DELLA FERN McLAUGHLIN— of 620 South Fourth Street, Indiana, died in her late residence, yesterday morning at 4:00 o'clock. She was a daughter of Elzie and Alice Lane Watson and was born September 21, 1889 in Brownville, Pa. Before coming to Indiana, Mrs. McLaughlin lived in Plumville, Fulton Run and Ernest. She was a member of the Church of God, Wheeling, W. Va. Surviving are her husband, Samuel E. McLaughlin, three sons, Roy, Greensburg; Dorcie, New Kensington and Lloyd of Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Mauk, South Bend and Miss Peggy Ann McLaughlin, at home. One step-daughter, Mrs. Blanche Howard of New Kensington, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. John Myers, Indianola, Pa., and Mrs. George Cramer of Indian Head, Pa. Friends will be received at Robinson's, 36 N. 7th Street, after 7:00 o'clock tomorrow evening. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock DST. Reverend E. W. Strong will officiate. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.


Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA, September 11, 1947, page 6

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Dorothy Jane McLAUGHLIN (1917-1974)

MCLAUGHLIN, DOROTHY JANE— Age 56 years, a lifelong resident of 533 Pearl St., Brownsville, died October 31, 1974 at 7:35 a.m. in the Brownsville General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Brownsville on November 6, 1917, and was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Perry McLaughlin, Brownsville, with whom she resided and the late Grover E. McLaughlin who died October 1, 1949. She was employed by Fashion Cleaners Plant, Brownsville. She was a member of Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church, Church Choir, Past Nobel Grand of the Agatha Rebecca Lodge of Brownsville, Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Omer’s Commandery No. 7, Brownsville. In addition to her mother she is survived by a brother, William, at home; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Vogt, Upper Marlboro, Md.; an aunt, Mrs. Maude Fox, Brownsville; four nephews and a niece. Friends will be received in the J. W. Kisinger Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service in the Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church. Rev. Donald Dilley and Rev. Clarence Mayhle will officiate. Interment in Lafayette Memorial Park. Agatha Rebecca Lodge will conduct Ritualistic services Friday at 8 pm.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 1, 1974, page 19, column 8

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Edward M. McLAUGHLIN (1938-2010)

   Edward M. McLaughlin, 71, of Smithfield, Pa. passed away suddenly on June 16, 2010. He was born August 22, 1938 in White House, Pa., son of the late Robert McLaughlin and Ruth Myers McLaughlin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Emily Epley and Shirley Shaffer. He served for two years in the US Army. Edward was a member of the Pierpoint Church of the Nazarene in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was formerly employed at Penn State University Fayette Campus. He loved his family, his dogs, listening to music and traveling everywhere in his pickup truck! Surviving are his sisters, Norma Brady, Martinsburg, Pa., Roberta Charles, Wellington, Ohio and Ruth Ann Toth, Tuscon, Arizona and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, June 19, 2010 until 1:00 p.m. the hour of service with his nephew, Dr. James R. Brady officiating. Interment will follow in I.O.O.F. Pleasant View Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Emma McLAUGHLIN (1872-1904)

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

Emma McLaughlin

White, female, 32 years old
   Born–1872, Percy
   Died–August 28, 1904
   Buried–Percy Cemetery
   Cause of death–Consumption


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 2, page 174, line 116


Miss Emma McLaughlin

McLAUGHLIN— Miss Emma McLaughlin, aged 32 years, died at Percy at the home of her brother, Harry McLaughlin, Sunday evening about 8:30 o’clock. Deceased was a daughter of the late Henry and Ellen McLaughlin. She is survived by one brother, Harry, and a sister, Miss Nettie McLaughlin. Funeral from the home of Harry McLaughlin this morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in the Percy cemetery.

The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, August 31, 1904, page 5, column 3

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Esther "Dot" Alice McLAUGHLIN Stone  (1923-2001)

   Esther "Dot" Alice McLaughlin, 78, of Connellsville, formerly of Mount Braddock, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Dunbar, daughter of the late Jesse Frank and Alice Martin Overly. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Hilltop Church of Uniontown and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Bud" McLaughlin; two brothers; a sister; and a great-grandchild. Surviving are the following children, Clarence "Bud" McLaughlin of Uniontown, Paulette Hardy and her husband, Randy, of Mount Braddock, Robert McLaughlin and his wife, Colleen, of Uniontown, Jeff McLaughlin of Billings, Mont., and Dan McLaughlin and his wife, Cindy, of Connellsville; brothers and sisters, Jesse "Bud" Overly of Uniontown, Jean Kriger of Rochester, Herb Overly and his wife, Frannie, of Trafford, Jim Overly and his wife, Cindy, of Greensburg, Martha Hewitt and her husband, Phil, of Beaver Falls; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday in the Seventh Day Adventist Hilltop Church in Uniontown from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor David Klinedinst officiating. Interment will follow in Chalk Hill Lutheran Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2001, Uniontown, PA, Monday, November 26, 2001

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Ethel Kennedy McLAUGHLIN (1895-1950)

MRS. ETHEL McLAUGHLIN

   Mrs. Ethel Kennedy McLaughlin, 55, operator of the Soda Grill at Nemacolin, Greene county, died suddenly at her home, Monday. The widow of Newton McLaughlin, she leaves two daughters, one grandson, five brothers, including Frank of Shady Grove, and two sisters. She was born at Coolspring, Fayette county, November 23, 1895, the daughter of the late Alfred M. and Ruth Hughes Kennedy.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, February 17, 1950, page 2, column 6


MCLAUGHLIN, ETHEL KENNEDY, widow of the late Newton McLaughlin, died at her home, House 299, Nemacolin, Monday, February 13, 1950, at the age of 54 years, two months and 20 days. Surviving are two daughters, Jean McLaughlin Yoders and Rose McLaughlin, both at home; one grandson, Newton Yoders, at home, and the following brothers and sisters, Bryan Kennedy, Nemacolin; Mrs. William Helmick of Carmichaels; Alfred Kennedy of Uniontown; Harold Kennedy of Washington, D. C.; William Kennedy of Uniontown; Mrs. Mildred Barclay of Uniontown; and Frank Kennedy of Shady Grove. Friends are received in the late home where services will be held Thursday February 16, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Gardner of Waynesburg College officiating. Burial will follow in Church Hill cemetery, McClellandtown, under the direction of the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown.

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


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, February 14, 1950, page 2, column 2

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Evelyn M. McLAUGHLIN (1928- )

   Evelyn M. McLaughlin, 61, of 1229 Sycamore Street, Connellsville, died Wednesday at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Dunbar, daughter of Antoinette Bell Manzola and the late Louis Manzola. She was a graduate of the Dunbar Township High School class of 1946, a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church of Connellsville. Surviving are her husband, Stanley McLaughlin; three daughters, Debbie Harper of Connellsville, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Piccolini of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Mrs. Stephen (Susan) Loughnane of Fort Lee, VA; five grandchildren: three sisters, Anne Giobbi and Mrs. Tony (Betty) Capitos, both of Dunbar and Joan Mulac of Plum Boro. She was predeceased by an infant sister, Caroline Manzola.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Unknown date

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Lt. Col. Grover H. McLAUGHLIN (1920-2010)

   Lt. Col. Grover H. McLaughlin, Ret., 89, of Camp Hill, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Bridges of Bent Creek, Mechanicsburg. Born on November 30, 1920 in Vanderbilt, PA, he was the son of the late Grover C. and Wade (Silman) McLaughlin. He was a graduate of the former Cumberland Twp. High School in Carmichaels, PA, and went on to receive both his Bachelors and Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. He was a Wrestling Official for College and High School for 31 years. He has officiated Pennsylvania State High School finals, West Virginia High School finals, as well as many Sectional, District and Regional Tournaments throughout Pennsylvania. Grover was the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Rules Interpreter for six years. He was a member of the District three Coaches Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. Most recently, he was voted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, West Shore Chapter in 2002. He has officiated the NCAA National Championships, College Division Championships, Eastern Championships, Eastern College Conference Championships, Pennsylvania State Collegiate Championships, and Many other Open College Tournaments. Grover played Professional Baseball and 12 years of Semi-Professional ball and made the New York State All-Star Team. He then played in the National Baseball Tournament in Wichita, Kansas while in the service. He retired from the US Air Force as a Lt. Col after serving a combat duty as a P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter Pilot. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 8 Clusters. He retired from the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget as Comptroller of the Dept. of Transportation. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Dorothy (Fox) McLaughlin; a son, Dennis McLaughlin and his wife, Deborah, of York; two daughters, Melissa Humer and her husband, Barry, of Mechanicsburg; Sheri Rowe and her husband, Ron, of Harrisburg; a brother, Jack McLaughlin, of Mira Mar, FL; a sister, Jeanne McMahon and her husband, Harry, of Calabash, NC; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny McLaughlin, a brother, Robert McLaughlin, and a sister, Henrietta Sullivan. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2010 in the MYERS-HARNER FUNERAL HOME, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, PA, with the Rev. Troy Howell officiating. A visitation will be held in the funeral home on Thursday from 11 A.M. until the time of the service. Burial will be held in the Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill, with military honors by the Cumberland Co. Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Harold Lee McLAUGHLIN (1919-1919)

HAROLD MCLAUGHLIN

   Harold Lee McLaughlin, six months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. William McLaughlin, Jr., of Youngstown, Pa., died Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with Rev. D. E. Minerd of Dunbar, officiating. Interment in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, August 14, 1919, page 6, column 3

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bullet Harry J. McLAUGHLIN died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

HARRY J. McLAUGHLIN
Harry J. McLaughlin, aged 46, died Wednesday in his home at Hopwood, one day before his birthday. Death came at 9:45 a. m. Mr. McLaughlin was born November 17, 1890, in Pittsburgh. He was the son of the late William ?. McLaughlin and Mary McLaughlin.
When he was two years old his family moved to Washington, Pa., where he grew up and was educated.
In 1912 he came to Uniontown to accept a position in the Oppenheim store. Previous to his illness he was manager of the McKenna shoe store.
Mr. McLaughlin and Miss Susan Grandshaw were married 20 years ago. His widow, one son, William L. McLaughlin and the following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Ida McLaughlin Gable, Harrisburg; Mrs. H. C. Jennings and Mrs. Winnet W. Wright, of Eighty-Four, Pa., and William J. McLaughlin of Washington, Pa.
Mrs. McLaughlin and sisters and brothers of her husband were at the bedside when the end came.
Mr. McLaughlin was a devout member of St. Johns R. C. church and also of the Elks and Eagles.
No funeral arrangements, have been made.
(Genius Nov. 16, 1938)


Martha Marie Smore McLAUGHLIN (1924-2008)

   Martha Marie (Smore) McLaughlin, age 84, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Tuesday, December 30, 2008, in the Mountain View Specialty Care, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. She was born February 2, 1924, in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa., the daughter of Michael Smore and Anne Gillock Smore. Martha was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, in Uniontown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wilbur McLaughlin, and her sister, Dorothy Valusek. She is survived by three children: Mark McLaughlin and Karen McLaughlin, both of Uniontown, Pa., and Scott McLaughlin and Jenny, of Grindstone, Fayette County, Pa. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Sarah McLaughlin and Ethan McLaughlin; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa. There will be a time of gathering at the Funeral Home from 9 until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2009, followed by a Prayer Service at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Martha's life will be held at 10 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson Street, Uniontown, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Crookston, as the Celebrant.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 2, 2009

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Mary A. McLAUGHLIN ( -1890)

   Death notice for Mary A. McLaughlin appeared in the Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, February 6, 1890. Complete text is not currently available.


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

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Mary Etta Wilson McLAUGHLIN ( -1947)

McLAUGHLIN, MARY ETTA, died in her home, Maple St., Smithfield, Thursday, March 27, 1947, at 12:25 p.m. at the age of 72 years. Her husband, William Miley McLaughlin, preceded her in death by 27 years. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Flem Fields, Mrs. Edith Bonn and Mrs. Donna Sickles, of Uniontown; Mrs. Pearl Emme, of Fairchance; Mrs. George Swaney and Mrs. Mabel Olsavicky, of Smithfield; five sons, Ralph, of Michigan; Harry, of Uniontown; Earl, of Fairchance; Donald, of Pt. Marion and Miley, of Smithfield; one brother, Harry Wilson and one sister, Mrs. Ida Dutton, of Uniontown; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the late home after 12 noon today where funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 30, with Rev. W. A. Linaberger of the Smithfield Methodist church officiating. Interment in Park Place cemetery, Uniontown, under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home, Fairchance.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 28, 1947, page 10, column 1

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Mary Fogo McLAUGHLIN (1928-2011)

   Mary Fogo McLaughlin, 83, of Duxbury, MA, formerly of Newell, Pa. passed away, Friday, May 13, 2011 in Duxbury, MA. She was born May 13, 1928 in Newell, PA, a daughter of the late Giovanni Fogo and the late Annunziata Cellini Fogo. She was a retired Secretary for the P & LE Railroad, Pittsburgh Office. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy McLaughlin Fitzsimmons and husband, Scott of Duxbury, MA; son, John L McLaughlin and wife, JoEllen of Ohio; two grandsons: Kieran and Sam McLaughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Louis McLaughlin; two sisters, Ida Fogo and Jessie Ferrall. Friends will be received on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the ELEY-MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Main Street, Fayette City, PA. Family and friends are asked to gather in the ST. JOHN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Perryopolis, Pa. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., for a Funeral Mass with Rev. Father Robert Lubic as Celebrant. Private Entombment for the family will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Matthew D. McLAUGHLIN (1984-2012)

Matthew D. McLaughlin
Connellsville

Matthew David McLaughlin, 27, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born April 6, 1984, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of David A. and Maryrose Kozel McLaughlin, of Connellsville. Matthew was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 2002 and he also attended Westmoreland County Community College. Matthew worked together along with his father in commercial construction. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Matthew loved the outdoors and enjoyed quad riding, hunting, camping and going to the beach. In addition to his loving parents, Matthew will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving wife, April Kistner McLaughlin; his brother, Andrew McLaughlin and his girlfriend, Crystal Mongell, of Connellsville; his paternal grandparents, James and Patricia McLaughlin, of Connellsville; his maternal grandparents, Patrick and Shirley Kozel, of South Conn ellsville; his mother and father-in-law, John and Donna Kistner, of Connellsville; his sister and brother-in-law, Stacey and Michael Pincavitch and their son, Brinley, of Greensboro; the following aunts and uncles and their children, his godfather, Pat and Ruth Kozel, of Connellsville, and their children, Joe, Annie, Emily and Danny, Greg and Debbie Kozel, of South Connellsville, and their children, Laura and Christina and David Waggett and their children, Lizzie and Maddie, Scott and Deb Kozel, of Irwin, Michael Kozel and fiancée, Jay, of Bethel Park, and daughter, Savannah, Jeff and Debra Kozel, of Connellsville, and their children, Jeffrey, Amanda, Christiana and Danny, John Kozel, of Connellsville, Bobby Kozel, of South Connellsville, Suzi and Keith Johnson, of Mill Run, and their children, Noah, Dylan and Riley, Ray and Fran McLaughlin, of Connellsville, and their children, Jared and wife, Jordana, John and wife, Callista, and Colleen and husband, Greg, and Levi, Daryle and Debbie McLaughlin, of Connellsville, and their children, Angela and fiancé, Nick, Ava and Brian, Ken and Tammy McLaughlin, of South Connellsville, and their children, Justin and Craig, Larry and Sharon McLaughlin, of Connellsville, and their children, Kelly and husband Chad, and Chris, and Theresa McLaughlin, of Normalville; his godmother, Lisa Helms; Matthew's godson, Isaac Herbert; and his faithful pet dog, Buddy, and bunny, Ernie. Matthew was predeceased by a cousin, Daniel McLaughlin; and his pet dog, Basil, and bunny, Burt. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628-1430), where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in St. Rita's Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, March 21, 2012

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Michael McLAUGHLIN Stone  (1844-1895)

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

Michael McLaughlin

White, male, 51 years old
   Born–April 12, 1844, Ireland
   Died–December 12, 1895, Upper Tyrone
   Buried–St. Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar
   Cause of death–Dropsy


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 116

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Olan Leroy McLAUGHLIN, Sr. ( -2004)

   Olan Leroy McLaughlin Sr., 83, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Leisenring, died August 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Lee Lambie McLaughlin; son, Olan L. "Skip" McLaughlin of Lodge Forest; daughters, Mryna Lee McLaughlin of Lodge Forest, and Bonnie Rae Derda of Perry Hall; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


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

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Olive 'Ruth' McLAUGHLIN ( -2005)

   Olive "Ruth" McLaughlin passed away on Aug. 18, 2005, at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. She was born in Connellsville, Pa., and has lived in the Akron area since 1983. Preceding her in death are her husband, Emmet E. McLaughlin, and sisters, Betty Jones and Loraine Morrow. Surviving are a son, Walter Austin of Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Nancy Frost of Brook Park, Ohio; the following grandchildren, Kimberly, Jackie, Jeffrey, Doug and Mark; great-grandchildren, Kara, Kaley, Derek, Dan, Alexandria, Jeffrey, Bryanna, Jessica and Kyle; and a sister, Shirley Bojtos of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m., on Sunday at the PRENTICE FUNERAL HOME, 1154 Kenmore Blvd., with the Rev. Dale O. Smith officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m., on Sunday. Burial will be at LaFayette Memorial Park in Brier Hill, Pa., on Monday.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, August 20, 2005

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Omer E. McLAUGHLIN (1923-2007)

   Omer E. McLaughlin, 84, of Fredericksburg, Va., passed away Monday, December 17, 2007, in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. He was formerly a resident of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. He was born April 24, 1923, son of J. Oliver and Elsie McLaughlin. Omer graduated from North Union Township High School, Fayette County, Pa., Class of 1941. He was a Staff Sargent in the United States Army with the 26th Infantry Division, and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Eva Brasseur, sons, Omer and Clement. Surviving are his beloved daughter, Susan Thomas and husband, Curtis, of Fairfax Station Va.; son, Brian McLaughlin and Frances Menter, of Fredericksburg, Va.; three grandchildren: Mark Thomas, Carol Lee McLaughlin, and James Bryant McLaughlin; one great- granddaughter, Kaitlyn Thomas; brother, James E. McLaughlin and wife, Mildred, of Uniontown. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, December 19, 2007, in Fredericksburg, Va.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 2007

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Patrick McLAUGHLIN ( -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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Patrick McLAUGHLIN ( -1940)

PATRICK McLAUGHLIN

   Patrick McLaughlin, aged 72 years, 10 months and seven days, died at the home of a son, Wayne, at House 140, Isabella, Tuesday morning, April 2, at 7 o’clock following a several months illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Samuel Straitiff, of Revere; Mrs. Philip Dolan, of Brownfield; Mrs. Pauline Sidwell, of Oliphant; Percy, of Mount Braddock; and Daniel and Wayne, of Isabella; a brother, Daniel of Akron, O., and 10 grandchildren. Brief rites will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the residence of a son, Wayne, at Isabella, with additional services to follow at 3 o’clock in the Percy N. P. church. Rev. Martin will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of G. Earl Padvia, of Republic.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, April 4, 1940, page 9, column 5

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Paul H. McLAUGHLIN (1896-1949)

PAUL McLAUGHLIN

   Paul H. McLaughlin, 53 years old, of Vanderbilt, died suddenly 3 P. M. Thursday, while working in the Dickerson Run yards of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company. He was employed in the car shops when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Vanderbilt and was born July 22, 1896, a son of the late Samuel and Amanda Smith McLaughlin, and had been working for the railroad about five years. He previously was a traveling salesman for a number of years and for a time had worked in the former Galley Hardware Store at Vanderbilt. Surviving are three brothers, Howard of Pittsburgh, Roy of Vanderbilt and Frank of Aliquippa. The body was taken to the Frank B. Galley & Son Funeral Home at Dawson where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Harry W. Kilgore of Vanderbilt. Burial will be made in Dickerson Run Union Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, April 8, 1949, page 2, column 3

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Robert McLAUGHLIN ( -1931)

ROBERT McLAUGHLIN

   Robert McLaughlin, 52, died at 1 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 1931, at his home, House 72, Nemacolin, Greene county, following a prolonged illness extending over the last two years. He was a son of James and Sarah Fulmer McLaughlin and was born near Dawson. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eliza McLaughlin, and the following children; Robert, Jr., Harold, Mrs. Albert Hayack and Mrs. Frank Waggett, all of Nemacolin; together with the remaining brothers and sisters, Frank, of Leisenring; Mrs. Clara Harford, of Gates; Mrs. J. L. Morgan and Mrs. J. J. Campbell, of Logans Crossing and Newton and Walter McLaughlin, of Nemacolin. Funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. McLeod Harvey, Professor of Bible at Waynesburg college. Burial will be in Church Hill cemetery.


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

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William Miley McLAUGHLIN, Jr. (1916-1996)

   William Miley McLaughlin Jr. 79, formerly of Smithfield and a guest of the Fayette Health Center in Uniontown, passed away Monday, Jan 8, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Sept 25, 1916, at Smithfield, PA, son of the late William Miley McLaughlin Sr., Mary Etta Wilson McLaughlin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters, Mae Fields, Edith Bonn, Pearl Emme, Kathryn Swaney and Donna Sickles; four brothers, Harry Earl, Ralph and Donald McLaughlin. He had attended Smithfield United Methodist Church and many other churches in the area. He is survived by one sister, Mabel Olsavicky, of Smithfield and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the John F. Brownfield Funeral Home, Smithfield. Internment in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


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

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Cynthia Mae McLEAN (1925-1995)

CYNTHIA MAE McLEAN

   Cynthia Mae McLean, 70, of Vienna, Ohio, formerly of Ligonier, died Saturday, June 24, 1995, in the Warren General Hospital, Warren, Ohio. She was born May 6, 1925, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Charles and Tishie Purbaugh Snyder. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Girard, Ohio, and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Merle S. McLean Sr. of Vienna; three daughters, Joyce Nesly and Bonnie Callahan, both of Warren, and Marie Sherro of Niles, Ohio; a son, Merle McLean Jr. of Warren; 13 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; and a sister, June Beistel of Latrobe. She was predeceased by two brothers and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the CARL W. HALL FUNERAL HOME, 533 Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the First Assembly of God Church, Girard. Interment will be in Vienna Township Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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bullet Minerva MCLEAN died in 1887. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(119)

Bureau County Republican March 31, 1887 page 6
Mrs. Minerva McLean was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania in the year 1826. In 1846 she was married to Mr. Thomas McLean, and in 1856 came with her husband to Illinois and settled in the vicinity of Lone Tree, Bureau County, Ill. In 1858 they removed to Boyd's Grove where they remained until the time of her death. She was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom still survive their respected mother. All of these are grown to maturity, and all but two were present at the death and funeral obsequies. Mrs. McLean was eminently a home woman; energetic and laborious. She contributed largely to the accumulation of their property. Her disease was dropsy, which had troubled her for some years previous o her death, during which time she had been a great sufferer, especially for the last few months. On Thursday, the seventeenth inst., surrounded by her weeping family and friends, after hours of awful agony, her body sank to rest, and her spirit to God who gave it. Mrs. McLean some hours previous to death expressep (sic) a strong trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and His preciousness to her soul. The funeral occurred on Saturday, March nineteenth, and was largely attended. She was laid to rest in the cemetery of the M.E. church at Boyd's Grove to await the resurrection of the last day.
(note: Minerva's maiden name was Gallentine.)


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

Eleanor "Toots" McMahon, aged 17, laughter of James and Pauline Moxley McMahon, died at 11 o'clock Monday night, October 19,1 937, in the family residence, 260 Coolspring street, following a complication of diseases.
Though not enrolled this fall, because of illness, this would have been Eleanor's senior year at the Uniontown High school.

James J. McMAHON ( -1967)

J. J. McMAHON

   James J. McMahon, 72, of Uniontown, died Tuesday in St. Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. John's R. C. Church, and operated the Shadowland Roller Skating Rink until recently. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Morley McMahon; three brothers and two sisters. The body is at the Haky funeral home, Uniontown. Requiem high mass will be intoned at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John's R. C. Church, with Internment if in Layafette Memoral Park with Internment in Lafayette Memoral Park Cemetery , Brier Hill.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 26, 1967, page 21, column 1

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Leslie L. McMAHON (1928-2004)

   Leslie L. McMahon, age 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in Mount Macrina Manor with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Lemont Furnace, the son of the late John and Ruth Sullivan McMahon. He was a driver for Pepsi Cola and was known as Mr. Pepsi. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of AMVETS Post 105, American Legion Post #51, VFW Post #47, Teamsters Local #491, a member of Third Presbyterian Church, the John Knox Class and Menallen Grange #1091. He is survived by his wife, Sarah L. (Rockwell) McMahon; four children, Leslie L. McMahon and wife Connie of Connellsville, Pa; Mrs. Tom (Debbie) Bell of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Wade McMahon and wife Cindy of Smithfield, Pa., and Mrs. Jim (Kelley) Rabon of Uniontown, Pa. He is preceded by two sisters, Lavenia Davidson and Rosella Able; three brothers, John L. McMahon Jr. and Clarence and Daniel McMahon. Friends will be received in the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday at 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. William Rodahaver officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa. Menallen Grange service will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Military rites are to be accorded by AMVETS Post 105. Memorials are to be sent to your favorite charity.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, January 21, 2004

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Mary Lou McMAHON (1914-2000)

   Mary Lou McMahon, 86, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away Friday, August 25, 2000, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merrian, Kansas. The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. Private family burial will be at Levenworth National Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. McMahon was born May 8, 1914, in Connellsville to Charles and Mable Utts. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. McMahon on January 17, 1988, and her daughter, Denise McMahon, in 1960. Survivors include her two sons, John of Irwin and Brian of Lenexa, Kansas; her daughter, Renee Judge of Lenexa, Kansas; her seven grandchildren, Shannon, Brianna, Julie, Kendra, Shaun, Krista and Lindsay; and her three great- grandchildren, Brennah, Karlyn and Morgan.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, Monday, August 28, 2000

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Mary Louise Cowell McMAHON ( -2005)

   Mary Louise (Cowell) McMahon, 85, of Ronco, Pa, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, in the Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Peter J. McMahon Sr.; three children, Candace Anderson of Klamath Falls, Ore., Peter J. McMahon and wife, Lori of Northport, Fla., and John B. McMahon and wife, Cheryl of Ronco, Pa.; a son-in-law, Fred Kelly of Greensburg, Pa.; two sisters, Kathryn Brozik of Gainesville, Fla., and Lucy Ingram and husband, Richard of McMurray, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BERNARD M. TOWNSEND FUNERAL HOME, 220 South Main St., Masontown, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held.


©The Herald Standard 2005, Uniontown, PA, Friday, October 15, 2005

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Peter McMAHON ( -1927)

PETER MCMAHON

   Peter McMahon, aged 54 years, of Grindstone, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Saturday afternoon, December 10, 1927 at 3:25 o'clock. He is survived by his widow, Clara Mullin McMahon and the following children, James of Uniontown; Martin of Ralph, William, George, Clara and Margaret at home; one brother, Robert of Leisenring; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Gallagher of Connellsville, Mrs. James Harne of Point Marion, and Mrs. Mary McDade of Uniontown, also survive. Funeral services will be held in the Brownscille R. C. Church, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, followed by burial in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, December 12, 1927, page 14, column 1

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bullet Jennie T. MCMANIS died in 1927. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Mrs. Jennie T. McManis, 62 yrs old, wife of John Y. McManis, a retired Baltimore and Ohio engineer, died at 9 o'clock Sunday evening at the residence, 1205 South Arch Street. She had been in poor health for a long time and during the last 15 months was confined to her bed. A daughter of the late Johnson and Ellen Todd, she was born in Scarboro England and came to this country with her parents in 1870. They located at Broadford where she resided until 1887, the year of her marriage.  Since then her home has been in the city.  Nine children were born to the union.  They are J.D., William, Russell, Leona, Mrs. Clyde Whipkey and Mrs. Clyde Stoner all of Connellsville. John Todd McManis of Denbo, Ralph of Los Angeles and Mrs. J.P. McHugh of Detroit. 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive. Mrs. McManis was affiliated with the Women's Benefit Association and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afte
 rnoon at 2 o'clock at the residence and 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethern Church.  Rev. J.H. Bredigum, the pastor and Rev. J.S. Showers of Portage, PA a former pastor of the church will officiate. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Daily Courier Sunday June 13, 1927 Page 6


bullet John D. MCMANIS died in 1927. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Friday Sept. 9, 1927 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA Page 1

John D. McManis Dies Following An Operation

John D. McManis, 29 years old of South Arch Street died at the Connellsville State Hospital this morning at 4 o'clock. He was taken suddenly ill last Sunday while on an automobile trip to Rich Hill where he visited his Aunt and Uncle Mr and Mrs. John O'Nell. He was taken to the hospital Thursday morning and underwent an operation for intestinal obstruction.
Mr. McManis attended the schools of Connellsville.  He served in the Reserve Officers Training School at State College during the War. For 10 years he had been employed as a machinist at the Baltimore & Ohio Shop. He was unmarried.
Surviving are his father John Y. McManis; four sisters; Mrs. J.P. McHugh of Muskegon, Michigan, Mrs. Clyde Whipkey, Mrs. Levi Stoner, and Miss Leona McManis of Connellsville, and two brothers, William and Russell McManis, also of this city. His mother, Mrs. Jennie McManis, died three months ago. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Protected Home Circle and the United Brethern Church.
The funeral services will be held Sunday, at 2:30 o'clock at the home and 3 o'clock at the United Brethern Church with the Knights of Pythias in charge. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.


bullet John Y. MCMANIS died in 1929. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Daily Courier Page 1 Sunday Evening, February 11, 1929
John Y. McManis  Dies; Was B.O. Worker 33 years

After an illness of four months with uremic poisoning. during which time was confined to bed at his home at 1205 South Arch Street. John Young McManis, 65 years old, well-known Baltimore & Ohio engineer, died at 1:15 o'clock this morning. He came here 34 years ago from Wilkensburg and for 33 years was employed by the railroad company. He retired four years ago because of his health.
Mr. McManis was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the United Brethern Church. He is survived by two sons, William and Russell, both of this city; four daughters; Mrs. J.P. McHugh of Bloomfield, N.J., Mrs. Clyde Whipkey and Mrs. Levi Stoner, both of this city, and Miss Leona McManis at home. A brother J.M. McManis of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. John O'Nellof Rich Hill, Mrs. George Reed of Pittsburgh, and Miss Ella McManis of Connellsville also survive.
The funeral service will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon ans at 2 o'clock at the United Brethern Church. Rev. E.A. Schultz the paster, will officiate. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.

Feb. 14, 1929 Daily Courier
J.Y. McManis
Funeral service for J.Y. McManis was held yesterday at 1:30 o'clock at the residence in South Arch Street and at 2 o'clock in the United Brethern Church. Rev. E.A. Shultz the pastor, officiated. The church choir sang, Pallbearers were members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Interment was in Hill Grove Cemetery.


bullet Lydia E. MCMANIS died in 1923. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Miss Lydia E. McManis well known Connellsville resident died this morning at 8 o'clock in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh following a serious operation. She was admitted to the hospital about a week ago. Miss McManis was born at Breakneck a daughter of the late James and Martha Young McManis. She came to Connellsville when about 15 years old and continued to make her home here. She is survived by two brothers, J.Y. and James M. McManis both well-known Baltimore & Ohio engineers of Connellsville, and three sisters; Mrs. Elizabeth Reed of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Margaret O'Nell of near Rich Hill and Mrs. Ella Moreland of Connellsville.
The body accompanied by Mrs. Reed, a sister, was brought here this afternoon and removed by the funeral director J.E.Sims to the family home 127 West Cedar Ave. The funeral service will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. E.H.Stevens, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. The interment will be in Mt.Olive Cemetery.
June 2, 1923 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA


Martha McMANIS ( -1908)

ANGEL OF DEATH
CALLS QUARTETTE
OF OLD PEOPLE

MRS. M'MANIS PASSES AWAY

Article begins and continues with other deaths.

   Mrs. Martha McManis, aged 71 years, widow of the late James McManis, died yesterday mornig at her late home, No. 511 South Pittsburg street. Funeral services tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home. Interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery. The following children survive: Miss Lydia McManis and Mrs. James Moreland, at home; Mrs. John O'Neil of Rich Hill; Mrs. George Reed of Hazelwood; J. Y. and J. M. McManis, of Connellsville. One sister, Mrs. Lydia Young, also survives.


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

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bullet Martha Young MCMANIS died in 1908. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Monday Evening Sept. 21, 1908 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA Page 1
Angel of Death calls Quartette of Old People
Mrs. Martha McManis Passes Away
Mrs. Martha McManis, aged 74 years widow of the late James McManis, died yesterday at her late home, No. 511 South Pittsburgh Street. Funeral services tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home. Interment in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
The following children survive; Miss Lydia McManis and Mrs. Joseph Moreland, at home. Mrs. John O'Nell of Rich Hill; Mrs. George K. Reed of Hazelwood; J.Y. and J.M. McManis of Connellsville. One sister, Mrs. Lydia Young, also survive.

Wednesday September 23, 1908 Daily Courier Connellsville, PA Page 1

Funeral of Mrs. McManis

The funeral of Mrs. Martha McManis took place at 2 o'clock from her late home on S. Pittsburg Street. The services were attended by many friends and family of the deceased. Interment in Mt. Olive in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
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Unknown date and newspaper name
Second Stroke Ends in Death
Mrs. Martha McManis, aged 74 years succumed Sunday After Two Month Illness. Mrs. Martha McManis widow of the late James McManis died Sunday at 9 o'clock, aged 74 years. Eight weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis and four weeks later suffered another stroke. She was subject to heart trouble and had been ill for more than a year. Mrs McManis lived in Connellsville ?4 years, coming from Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving her are the following children; Miss Lydia McManisand Mrs Joseph Moreland at home; Mrs. John O'Nell, of Rich Hill, Bullskin Twp.; Mrs. George Reed, of Hazelwood; and J.Y. McManis and J. McManis of Connellsville. One sister Mrs. Lydia Young lives at Sheridansville.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock from her late residence on Pittsburgh Street. Rev. Ellis B. Burgess, pastor of the Luthern church, will officiate. Interment at Mt.Olive Cemetery.


bullet Bessie A. MCMANN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Bessie Ann McMann, aged 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McMann, died Saturday morning, July 24, 1937, at the family home in Carmichaels after an illness of 48 hours.  In addition to her parents, the child is survived by a brother, Gareth; one sister, Mabel, and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon in charge of the Rev. J. O. Miller, pastor of the Carmichaels Presbyterian church. Burial was in Glades cemetery, Carmichaels.
(Standard - July 26, 1937)


Catherine Miller McMANNIS (1865-1938)

MRS. CATHERINE McMANNIS

   Mrs. Catherine Miller McMannis, 72 years and six months old, widow of Taylor McMannis, died at 10:35 o'clock Saturday night at her home at Dunbar, where she had been residing for the past 35 years. Mrs. McMannis was born at Springfield, December 6, 1865. She had been very active in church affairs until her health began to fail. She is survived by the following children: Jesse, Walter and Anna, at home; Mrs. Jennie McMannis, Powhaton, Ohio; Mrs. Katie Wells and Mrs. John Lowery, Dunbar, and Mrs. Helen Wandel and McKinley McMannis, Benwood, W. Va. There are 14 grandchildren and these sisters; Mrs. Abbie Fulmer of West Newton, Mrs. Anna Daugherty of Homstead, Mrs. Ella Williams of Mill Run and Mrs. James Smiley of Dunbar. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home with Rev. O. W. Bolton of Waynesburg, formerly of Dunbar, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, June 20, 1938, page 6, column 5

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bullet James MCMANNUS (MCMANIS) Jr. died in 1901. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

James McMannus, son of James Moore and Savannah Firestone McMannus, died at the home of his parents on East Alley, Saturday afternoon, aged 2 years and 6 months. Death was due to dropsy. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains were interred in Hill Graove Cemetery.

McMannus- At the home of his parents, James, the infant son of Mr and Mrs. J.M. McMannus, aged two years and six months, on Saturday, Feb. 9th, 1901, of dropsay. Interment Monday in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Monday Feb. 11, 1901 Daily Courier Connellville, PA


bullet Samuel MCMANNUS (MCMANIS) died in 1911. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(104)

Friday Jan. 6, 1911 Daily Courier Newspaper

Samuel J. McMannus
Following a three weeks illness of pneumonia, Samuel J. McMannus, aged 22 years, 3 months and 5 days, died last evening at his home on South Arch Street. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.Y.  Mc Mannus and had resided in Connellsville practically all his life. He was single and resided with his parents. Deceased was a B & O brakeman on the Pittsburgh division and was well known among railroad men.
Funeral from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. R. C. Miller, paster of the South Connellsville Evangelical Church, will officiate. Internment in Hill Grove Cemetery.