Fayette County Genealogy Project

Obituaries


Russell T. SKIDMORE, Jr. (1925-1997)

RUSSELL T. SKIDMORE JR.

   Russell Thomas Skidmore Jr., 71, of Lake Lynn, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Lake Lynn, Pa., son of Russell T. and Grace Friend Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was a former worker in area coal mines. He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Russell and Peggy Skidmore of Point Marion, Thomas and Shelley Skidmore of Lake Lynn, Kelly Skidmore and Frank Presock of New Geneva, and Shelly and Brian Harris of Point Marion; six grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, Alysia, Ada, Justin, and Brian; a brother, Cecil Skidmore of Lake Lynn; and a good friend, Nellie Pollock of Morgantown, W. Va. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., today, Sunday, Feb. 23, until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Charles W. Ruble officiating. Interment will follow in the Skidmore Family Cemetery, Lake Lynn, Pa. Visitation was also held Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1997

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Russell T. SKIDMORE, Sr. (1903-1996)

RUSSELL SKIDMORE SR.

   Russell T. Skidmore Sr., 92, of Lake Lynn, Pa., died Saturday, July 13, 1996, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born in Frostburg, Md., on September 17, 1903, son of Thomas and Maude Geary Skidmore. He was a retired coal miner, 50-year employee of Fancy Hill Coal Company, and member of UMWA District 4 Local 8776. Surviving are two sons, Russell T. Skidmore Jr. and Cecil Skidmore both of Lake Lynn, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several great-great- grandchildren. His parents and a son, Carl Skidmore, preceded him in death. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, July 15, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. William E. Provance officiating. Interment will follow in the Skidmore Family Cemetery at Lake Lynn.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, July 1996

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bullet Elizabeth Farquhar SKILES died in 1926. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(114)

Connellsville Daily Courier
April 1, 1926
Mrs. Elizabeth Skiles, widow of Archibald Skiles died this morning at the home of her sister Mrs. James O'Neal near California Pa. where she had been visiting for about two weeks. Death was attributed to heart trouble. She was taken ill on Friday. Since the death of her husband two years ago, Mrs. Skiles has been making her home with her children. The family formerly resided at Perryopolis where they had made their home for 20 years. Besides the sister, there are the following children, Charels of Uniontown, William Earl and Nelson of Weirton, W. V., Bert, Elmer and Mrs. Frank Frescura of Perryopolis and Mary of Akron.
The body was brought this morning to the parlors of Funeral Director Ira Blair of Perryopolis and will be taken to the home of a son, Elmer, at Perryopolis this evening, at which place the funeral service will be held on Sunday. The times will be announced later, burial will be made in Mt. Washington Cemetery.


bullet Nancy SKILES died in 1863. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

SKILES-Nov. 22, 1863, Mrs. Nancy Skiles, of North Union Township. Aged 45 years, 8 months and 22 days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 3, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 43, Pg. 3, Col. 1.


bullet Peter SKILES died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

SKILES-August 26, 1863, Mr. Peter Skiles, agd 93 years, 5 months and 23 days.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 3, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 43, Pg. 3, Col. 1.


bullet William SKILES died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

DIED
At his residence, in this place, of Phthisis, on Thursday, 18th inst., Mr. WILLIAM SKILES, age 32  years..
It is seldom we are called upon to witness a death under circumstances so peculiar.  He had been appointed Brigade Sutler in one of the Divisions of the army of the Potomac-and had left home but a few weeks before his death to lay in his stock and commence operations in his new field of labor.  From exposure necessarily attendant upon the duties of his position, he contracted a cold, and from inattention, without the means perhaps, of proper attentions, and possessed naturally of a weak constitution, he was brought suddenly and unexpectedly to an untimely grave.  Again has arch death robbed the community of a cherished member, his associates of a warm and generous friend, his family of a devoted, loving husband and father.  Again we are reminded that in the midst of life, we are in death, and that youth and vigorous manhood can no more with stand his arrows than can decrepit old age.
To those who knew him best, the virtues of the deceased were more apparent and better appreciated.  Of a warm, genial and generous disposition he had secured the friendship of all with whom he was associated, and the love and esteem of those intimately connected with him.
Let us hope, while we mourn his loss and wish that he could have been left with us a while longer, that our loss is his eternal gain, that his death is but a sweet sleep.
"The good died first,
And those whose hearts are dry as Summer's dust
Burn to the socket!"     Com.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 25, 1862.
Vol. 2, No. 47, Pg. 5, Col. 2.


James T. SKINNER ( -1862)

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DIED

   In Stewart Tp., Fayette Co., Pa., June 27th ’62, of Typhoid Fever, James T. Skinner, son of Rev. S. C. Skinner, in the 20th year of his age. The deceased was a member of the 2d Virginia Regiment. He served his country in arms for one year. He came home a few weeks ago, when he took sick and died. His early death is mourned by a large circle of friends. Peace be to the silent ashes of our youthful soldier that slumbers in the quiet graveyard.

“Dearest brother thou hast left us,
 Here they loss we deeply feel;
 But ‘tis God that hath bereft us,
 He can all our sorrows heal.” M. J. H.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, August 7, 1862, Vol. II, No. 27, page 5, column 4

Contributed by Roy Lockart


James L. SKODAPhoto  (1920-2011)

   James L. Skoda, 91, of Bobtown, Pa., passed away quietly Saturday, May 7, 2011, in the Golden Living Center, Waynesburg, Pa. Born in Isabelle, Pa. on April 27, 1920, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Ann Siebert Skoda. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was a coal miner, retired from Shannopin Mine in Bobtown. He was a member of St. Ignatius R.C. Church and the Knights of Columbus, the UMWA Local 6159, and the V.FW. Post 5567, all in Bobtown. An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, and playing the accordion in his spare time.

   Surviving are two sons, James Skoda and wife Doris of Point Marion, and Michael Skoda of Washington, Pa.; three grandchildren, Eric Skoda, Ali Keener and husband Matt, and Robert Skoda and wife Crystal; two great-grandchildren, Ian and Hailey; and two sisters, Ann Tomsic and Agnes Wanto, both of Florida. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Katherine Onuscheck Skoda on July 17, 2010; and by brothers, John and Frank Skoda; and sisters, Marge Cirkvencic and Eleanor Heaton.

   Friends will be received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa. on Tuesday from 2 – 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Family and friends will gather on Wednesday morning, May 11, 2011, at St. Ignatius R.C. Church in Bobtown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Lawrence V. Holpp as celebrant. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, with military rites accorded at the graveside by the Bobtown V.F.W. Memorials may be offered to the Point Manor Personal Care Home Resident Activities Fund, 300 Union Street, Point Marion, PA 15474.


www.herod-rishel.com, May, 2011

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Katherine 'Kate' Onuscheck SKODA (1928-2010)

   Katherine "Kate" Skoda, age 82, of Bobtown, Pennsylvania passed away quietly on Saturday, July 17, 2010 in the Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. Born on February 6, 1928 in Royal, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Mike and Mary (Konter) Onuscheck. A 1946 graduate of Point Marion High School, she had formerly worked as a Glass Cutter at the former Houze Glass in Point Marion. She was a faithful member of Saint Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society. "Kate" was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed so much her time with her family and, in her spare time, playing bingo. Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, James L. Skoda; two sons: James Skoda and wife Doris of Point Marion and Michael Skoda of Washington, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren: Eric Skoda, Ali Keener and husband Matt, and Robert Skoda and fiancée, Crystal; and a brother, Jack Onuscheck and wife Irene of Indiana, Pa. Predeceased are her parents and a sister, Mary Onuscheck. Friends will be received today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pennsylvania. Family and Friends will gather on Tuesday morning at Saint Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Bobtown where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Father Lawrence V. Holpp as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pennsylvania. Memorials may be offered to the Bobtown Volunteer Fire Department, Bobtown PA 15315. Complete obituary and on line condolences are available at www.herod-rishel.com


©The Herald Standard 2010, Uniontown, PA, Monday, July 19, 2010

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Albert M. SKOLODAPhoto  (1913-1944)

BODY ARRIVES

   The body of Private First Class Albert M. Skoloda, 31, killed in action in Leyte, Philippine Islands, on December 13, 1944, will arrive here today and be removed to the home of his parents, John and Sophie Smolka Skoloda, in 141 South Ninth street. The soldier was born in Whitney, Westmoreland county, May 15, 1913, and when a child his parents moved to Dunbar, later coming to Connellsville where they have resided since that time. Private Skoloda was employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Crabapple mine prior to entering the armed forces March 19, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C., Louisiana, California, Indiantown Gap and Pickett, Va. He participated in the invasion of Guam and before that was in Hawaii. At the time of his death he was serving with Company F, 365th infantry, 77th Division, under General Douglas MacArthur. He went overseas in March, 1944. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Veronica Hamborsky Skoloda; two children, Albert, Jr., and Catherine at home; his parents; nine brothers, Joseph, William and John of Pittsburgh, Frank of Leisenring No. 1, Paul, Peter and Adam of Baltimore, Md., Stephen of Connellsville and Emory of Wilkes Barre and two sisters, Mrs. William Rowell of Monroe., La., and Miss Margaret Skoloda at home.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Evening, September 2, 1948, page 1, column 3


SKOLODA FUNERAL

   The funeral for Private First Class Albert M. Skoloda, son of John and Sophie Skoloda of 141 South Ninth street, will be held Monday morning with a prayer at the home at 9:30 o’clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. John’s R. C. Church with pastor, Rev. S Moravek, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery at Brookvale under direction of John J Spishak. Military rites will be conducted at the grave by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, September 3, 1948, page 2, column 5

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George SKOVRAN, Sr. (1886-1967)

SKOVRAN, GEORGE, SR.— Age 80 years of Filbert, Orient Road, died Saturday morning, May 13, 1967 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 2, 1886 in Austria, Hungary, having resided in this area for the past 60 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church of New Salem; the U.M.S.A. Local 6321 of Robena. He was predeceased by three brothers, John in 1958, Andrew in 1964, and Stephen in 1963, and one sister, Ann [illegible] are, his wife, Susan Soroka Skovran; the following children, John of Detroit, Mich.; George Jr. of Fairbank, Pa.; Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Shuman of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ann Sumego at home; Andrew of new Salem, Pa.; Mrs. Elmer (Mary) Satovich of Fairbank; Steve at home; thirteen grandchildren; one brother Michael of Fairbank. Friends are being received in the Vito P. DeCarlo Funeral Home, New Salem until Tuesday morning at 8:30 at which time Panachida will be held followed by Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church with Fr. Fr. Joseph Chornyak as celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. today.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, May 15, 1967, page 25, column 8

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Florence Fronczak SKOWRONEK (1912-1995)

FLORENCE SKOWRONEK

   Florence V. Fronczak Skowronek, 82, of McGill Avenue, Dawson, died Sunday, June 11, 1995, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Dec. 9, 1912, in Everson, a daughter of the late John and Victoria Margiel Fronczak. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Dawson, a chapel of the Immaculate Conception Church of Connellsville, for the past 30 years. Previously, she was a member of the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Everson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Walter J. Skowronek, whom she married on June 9, 1943; a daughter, Mrs. Verle (Beverly) Malik of Leesburg, Va.; two grandchildren, Darlene Ann Malik and Brian Matthew Malik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Eugene and Walter Fronczak. Friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the hour of a prayer service in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will follow in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Everson, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Sciberras as celebrant and the Rev. Father Joseph L. Sredzinski as co- celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery. A parish vigil service will be held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Leodia H. Helmick SKUPNICK (1912-1994)

LEODIA H. SKUPNICK

   Leodia Helmick Skupnick, 82, formerly of Masontown died Sunday at the home of her son, Patrick Mulligan, in Kansas City, Mo. She was born April 28, 1912 in Masontown, daughter of the late Andrew Helmick and Minnie Hunt Helmick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Skupnick in 1974. She was a member of Masontown United Methodist Church; member of Masontown VFW Ladies Auxiliary; she was retired from the Gateway Manufacturing Co. of Masontown having worked for 30 years. She is survived by a son, Patrick Mulligan of Kansas City, Mo., and a step-daughter, Sharon Skupnick Schlifer of Coraopolis; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary, of Daytona, Fla. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River Avenues, Masontown, today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Byers officiating. Interment in Greene County Memorial Park.

Social Security Death Index for Leodia L. Skupnick:
   Born—– April 28, 1912
   Died—– June 5, 1994


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June 5, 1994

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Stanley J. SKURSKI (1917-1976)

SKURSKI, STANLEY J.— Age 58 years of Camelian St., Uniontown, died suddenly Monday November 1, 1976 at his home at 5:20 p.m. He was born February 19, 1917 in York Run, Pa. the son of the late John and Tillie Skurski. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Ptak) Skurski; a daughter; Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Smith of Lemont Furnace; two grandsons, Matthew and Stanley Smith; a brother, William Skurski of Uniontown; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Kolik and Mrs. John (Margaret) Novak both of Filbert. Mrs. Peter (Jenny) Tobal and Mrs. Ted (Pauline) Kanopko both of the State of Connecticut and Mrs. Edward (Valeria) Schifko of the State of Ohio. He was a member of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church, the Holy Name Society, was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA, Robena Local 6331 and the Polish Club and the Polish National Alliance. Friends are being received in the Haky Funeral Home, 139 W. Fayette St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 9 a.m. where a prayer service will be held followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s R. C. Church at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. John Kaczmarczyk as celebrant. Interment in the Church Cemetery. Parish and the Christian Mothers and Holy Name Society, will recite the Rosary this evening at 7:30.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, November 3, 1976, page 41, column 8

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Harry SLAGLE (1910-1995)

HARRY SLAGLE

   Harry C. Slagle, 85, of Connellsville and Phillipsburg, N.J., died Dec. 17 in his step-daughter’s residence. He is survived by three stepdaughters, Mrs. Angelo (Donna) Croceetti of Morrell, Mrs. Becky Haynes of Trotter, and Mrs. Ronald (Judith) Novonglosky of Newport, N.C.; two stepsons, Richard Trimbath of Everson, Mo., and Edmund Trimbath of San Francisco, Calif. Arrangements are under direction of the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 21, 1910
   Died—– December 17, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1995

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Mary Mullar SLAMPAK ( -1973)

SLAMPAK, MARY (MULLAR)— Age 82 years, of Lemont Furnace, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 1973 in Uniontown Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Slampak, in 1962 and a son, Michael, in 1964. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Palik of Uniontown: Mrs. Steve (Mary) Dorunda of Lemont Furnace; Frank Slampak and Albert Slampak, both of Uniontown; Mrs. Nicholas (Margaret) Constantine of Pittsburgh, William Slampak and Joseph Slampak , both of Uniontown; Raymond Slampak of Indianapolis, Ind.; Edward Slampak of Nashville, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren;, 35 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth, residing in Czechoslovakia. She was a member of St. Cecelia’s R. C. Church, Lemont Furnace, St. Cecelia’s Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and the First Catholic Ladies Union, Branch 68. Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Home. 139 W. Fayette St., today from 70 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday until 10:45a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R. C. Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Fabian G. Oris as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, St Cecelia’s Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary Friday at 7:15 p.m. Parish Rosary Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Slampak Services

   Funeral services will be held Saturday for Mary (Mullar) Slampak, 82, of Lemont Furnace, who died this morning in the Uniontown Hospital. Friends will be received at the Haky Funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 tomorrow, and until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday when a prayer service will be held followed by a funeral mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s R. C. Church at 11 with Rev. Fabian G. Oris as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s cemetery. St. Cecelia’s Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow followed by Parish Rosary at 7:30.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, December 13, 1973 page 41, columns 7 & 8

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Clara SLAVIK (1875-1964)

SLAVIK, (SLOWIK) CLARA— Aged 88, Filbert, died Friday, January 3, 1964, in the Uniontown Hospital. Born April 30, 1875, in Poland, she had been a resident of this area for the past forty years. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, October 23, 1963. She is survived by one niece, Catherine Pirog, Chicopee, Mass. She was a member of St. Thomas R. C. Church and Rosary Society. Friends will be received after 10 a.m. Sunday in the Vito P. DeCarlo Funeral Home, New Salem, until Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. When a prayer service will be held, followed by a Solemn Requiem High Mass in St. Thomas R. C. Church, Rev. Fr. Walter Iwaniski will be celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, January 4, 1964, page 21, column 8


SLAVIK, (SLOWIK) CLARA— Friends are being received in the Vito P. DeCarlo Funeral Home, New Salem, until Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Solemn Requiem High Mass in St Thomas R.C. Church. Rev Fr. Walter F. Iwaniski as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 6, 1964, page 21, column 8

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bullet Mary SLEASMAN died in 1924. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SLEASMAN, MRS. DAVID
SOMERSET, April 2—The funeral service for Mrs. Mary SLEASMAN, 30 years old of Bakersville, was held Tuesday morning at the United Brethren  Church at Scullton.  Besides her husband, David SLEASMAN, she is survived by five small children and her mother, Mrs. Ida TRINKEY.  Courier  Thurs  April 10, 1924


Margaret L. SLEIGHTER ( -1996)

MARGARET L. SLEIGHTER

   Margaret L. Sleighter, 73, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 1996. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, South Connellsville, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. She was an employee of Anchor- Hocking Glass Co. in Connellsville for 35 years. She is survived by her sister, Viola Glessner of Lake Worth, Fla.; nieces and nephews, John Glessner of Jacksonville, Fla., Scott Glessner of Raleigh, N.C., Bill (Gaynor) Waldorf of Maryland, Nancy Sporck of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mark Sporck of Pennsylvania, James Sporck of New York, Bob Sleighter of Maryland and Charles Sleighter of Tennessee; and four grandnieces and three grandnephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the E. EARL SMITH AND SON FUNERAL HOMES, East Chapel, 1032 No. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, Fla., with the Rev. Lynn Downing, pastor of the Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Interment will be in Palm Beach Memorial Park, Lantana, Fla. In lieu of flowers …(rest of article missing)


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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Sharon Brown SLEITH (1963-1994)

Sharon Sleith, county fair participant

   Sharon L. Sleith, 31, of 81 Painter Kosor Road, West Newton, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1994, at Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Norristown, a daughter of Richard W. and Jean Babura Brown Sr. of Scottdale, R.D. 1. She formerly resided in Scottdale, R.D. 1. She was a graduate of Southmoreland High School with the Class of 1981 and Westmoreland County Community College, where she received a two-year associate degree in business administration. She was a member of Holy Family Church in West Newton. She was a yearly participant in numerous county fairs, where she was awarded honors for her crafts. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Marvin Dean Sleith Jr. whom she married Sept. 21, 1991; two sons, Chad and Adam; and daughter, Darcie Jean; one sister, Mrs. Greg (Linda) Lux of Monticello, Ill., one brother, Richard W. Brown Jr. of Scottdale, R.D. 1; four nephews; and one niece. …(part of article missing) Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, East Huntingdon Township. Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held this evening in the funeral home.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1994

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Marie SLEZAK (1910-1994)

Marie Slezak, Charleroi resident

   Marie Slezak, 84, of Charleroi, died Friday, Nov. 25, 1994, at Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va. She was born April 22, 1910, in Donora, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Ann Arderly Mesher. She was a member of the Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Charleroi; and past regent and member for more than 50 years of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Charleroi. She was also past district deputy and past first vice state regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild. Her late husband, Francis C. Slezak, owned and operated the former Francis C. Slezak Funeral Home in Charleroi. She is survived by a son, Dr. Adrian Slezak of Connellsville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaretta Budzelka.


SLEZAK— Marie Slezak of Charleroi died Friday, Nov. 25, 1994. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the LEONARD M. PAVLIC FUNERAL HOME INC., 235 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Third Street site. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1994

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bullet Mrs. Chelsea SLICER died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Chelsea Slicer, of Meyersdale, sister of the late Milton Kemp, of Uniontown, died Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Rutter in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Mrs. Slicer was 86 years old.
The body was removed to the Slicer home in Meyersdale, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
(News Standard - January 7 or 9, 1931)

Charles W. SLICK (1917-1995)

CHARLES W. SLICK

   Charles W. Slick, 77, of Brownsville, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 1995, at his home. He was born on Dec. 7, 1917, in Osterburg, Pa., son of the late Charles R. and Mayme E. Crissman Slick. Mr. Slick was a Veteran of World War II, a member of the American legion Post 295 of Brownsville and a member of the BPOE of Brownsville. He was also a member of the Senior Citizen Swim Club of California, Pa. He was a Teacher and Coach at Brownsville High School for 25 years and an Associate professor and Assistant Football Coach at California University of Pennsylvania for 14 years. He was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Emerti Faculty Association of California University of Pennsylvania. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Diehl Slick; a daughter, Lee Slick of Brownsville; and two sisters, Caroline Frazier of Hershey and Jane S. Orlando of Altoona. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Ray Slick and a sister, Evelyn Bailes. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where services will be held, Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Osterburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the (Charles W. Slick Football Scholarship) California University of Pennsylvania.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1995

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Cathryn Mae SLIGER (1909-2004)

   Cathryn Mae Sliger, 95, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004. She was born in Gans, Pa., on Feb. 25, 1909, daughter of the late James A. and Della Mae Porter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Sliger and her sister, Mattie Crow. She is survived by two daughters, Doris A. Festog and husband, Robert of Uniontown, Pa., and Mary Lou Campbell and husband, Charles of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Cathryn Giffin and husband, Charles, David Festog and wife, Laurie and Daniel Festog and wife, Maryann; seven great-grandchildren, Julia, Jacob, Joshua and Jennah Giffin and Ryan, Jason and Amanda Festog; and two sisters, Helen Power and Alta Pidrryhora. Funeral services will be held in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at noon. Interment will be in Bruceton Mills, W.Va.


©The Herald Standard 2004, Uniontown, PA, November 10, 2004

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bullet Daniel O. SLIGER died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Daniel Orvis Sliger, 65, of Crucible, died at the family home Monday morning, February 11, 1935, at 7:30 o'clock of pneumonia.  He was the son of the late John and Sally Spindler Sliger of West Virginia.  Surviving are his widow Mrs. Mary Ella Sliger and two children, Harry and Mildred, both at home.  Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. I. C. Crooks of the Khedive Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial in Hewitt cemetery at Rices Landing.
(Herald - February 12, 1935)


bullet Mary Ellen SLIGER died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

The grim reaper, Death, entered the Sliger home at Crucible Thursday for the third time since February, this time claiming the mother, Mary Ellen Sliger, 55.  The husband, Orbis Sliger, died February 11, and a daughter, Mildred Marie Sliger, died March 30.  Mrs. Sliger's death occurred at 12:30 p.m., following an illness of complications.
Harry Sliger, a son, is the only surviving member of the family.
Mrs. Sliger was a native of Smithfield and a daughter of the late William M. and Sarah Morton.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(newspaper dated Mar. 19, 1935)


bullet Mildred Marie SLIGER died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mildred Marie Sliger, aged 20, a native of Crucible and a daughter of Mrs. Mary Morton Sliger and the late Orvis Daniel Sliger, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday morning, March 20, 1935, following a lengthy illness.  Besides her mother she is survived by a brother, Harry Sliger, at home, House 309 Crucible.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Sliger residence by Rev. I. L. Crooks.  Burial in Hewitt cemetery at Rices Landing.
(newspaper dated April 1, 1935)


Sam SLIVO ( -1996)

SAM SLIVO

   Sam Slivo, 75, of South Side, Pittsburgh, formerly of Phillips, died Sun. May 5, 1996, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Emily; one daughter, Cathy; and one brother, Albert “George” Slivo of Phillips. Friends were received in the John Gmiter Funeral Home, 119 South 15th St., South Side, Pittsburgh.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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bullet W. J. SLOANE died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

W. J. Sloane, formerly a well-known resident of Uniontown and at one time proprietor of a small confectionary store at 208 Morgantown street, died at 10:10 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 1931, at the home of a brother, John Sloane, of Stockdale.  Death was due to complications.
Two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connell and Mrs. Mary E. Collins, both of Uniontown, and one brother, John, survive.
Funeral services will be solemnized Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., followed by burial in Mt. Calvary cemetery, near Coal Center.


Margaret B. SLOGICK ( -1996)

MARGARET B. SLOGICK

   Margaret Bosick Slogick, 58, of Crescent Heights, Daisytown, and formerly of Ellsworth died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. She is survived by her husband whom she married Jan. 28, 1956, George Slogick; two daughters: Mrs. Joseph (Terry L.) Kurowski, and Mrs. David (Cathy A.) Gehron both of Ellsworth; one son: John G. Slogick at home; two sisters: Mrs. George (Dorothy) Karpoff of Scenery Hill R.D. 1 and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Slogick of Bentleyville; and two granddaughters. Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:15 a.m.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1996

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bullet Mrs. Ruth Jean SLONIKER died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Ruth Jean Sloniker, 34, wife of Thomas H. Sloniker, of Carmichaels, died Tuesday, March 15, 1938, at 2 a.m., in the Greene County Memorial hospital, Waynesburg.
Deceased was born in Carmichaels June 3, 1903, the daughter of George F. and Edna J. Grooms McMinn, and had lived her entire life in that community.
Surviving in addition to her parents and husband are the following children: George E., Robert, Dorothy, Charles and Jean.  Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hathaway, and a brother, William H. McMinn, of Carmichaels.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the family residence, with the Rev. John O. Miller of Carmichaels Presbyterian church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Laurel Point cemetery.


bullet Theresa SLUNSKY died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Theresa Slunsky, aged 38, of 1515 Sheridan avenue, Brownsville, after a month's illness, died in the Brownsville General hospital at 6 o'clock Monday morning.  She is survived by her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. James Yacovich; her husband, Martin, and five children:  Mrs. Perovich of Cleveland, O., and Rose, Sophia, Johnny, and Helen at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Mary's R.C. church, Brownsville, in charge of the Rev. Feather Yesko.  Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
(died 1 Oct. 1934)


A. C. SMALLEY ( -1905)

DIED AT HIS WORK
A. C. Smalley Meets a Sudden End at Broad Ford Last Night
WAS A STORE KEEPER THERE
And Had Recently Been Among Connellsville Friends—Served Through
the Civil War—Body Shipped to Waynesburg for Interment

A. C. Smalley, night Government storekeeper at the Overholt Distillery at Broad Ford, dropped dead at his work at seven o’clock last evening. Smalley had not been feeling well all day. In the evening, when he went to work, he complained about feeling badly, but said he would start the work and if he could not hold out he would ask for a relief man. He had been working in the grain room for only a short time when death overtook him. The body was brought to Sims’ morgue here where it was prepared for burial. This afternoon it was shipped to Smalley’s home in Waynesburg. The dead man was 65 years of age, and was a veteran of the Civil War, having served with the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was a widower, his wife having been dead for a number of years. He leaves no family and no very near relatives.

Captain Edmund Dunn, H. P. Berryhill and several others who know Smalley called at the morgue this morning to see the body. Capt. Dunn and Mr. Berryhill were reared in the vicinity of Smalley’s home in Greene county. Only a few days ago Smalley was in Connellsville and called on a number of his friends. Smalley was a member of the Union Veteran Legion. He will be buried in Waynesburg with the honors of war.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Evening, January 20, 1905, page 1, column 3

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Albert SMALLEY Stone (1932-2000)

Albert Smalley, 67, of Uniontown, Pa. died suddenly May 1, 2000 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Edenborn, Pa., the son of Anna Smalley Shultz. He was preceded in death by his wife Peral Metts Smalley; stepfather, Joseph Shultz; and a brother, Franklin Smalley. He was a Methodist by faith; a member of the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, North Union VFW Post 8543, and American Legion Post 4 of Carmichaels.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Albert F. Smalley of Uniontown, and John M. Smalley of Grays Landing; two stepchildren, Linda Simmons and Arthur E. Metts of Uniontown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC at SYLVAN HEIGHTS CEMETERY, 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. today until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Timothy McConville officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, May, 2000

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Althea 'June' OrawiecSMALLEY (1921-1988)

Althea (June) Orawiec Smalley - 67, of Dunbar, died Friday at Mary Hitchcock Hospital, Hanover, New Hampshire. She was born August 9, 1921, in Dunbar, daughter of the late Edward and Ada Hiles Martin. She was a member of the St Aloysius R.C. Church in Dunbar. Surviving are her husband, John Smalley; two sons, Francis E. and Stanley J., both of Dunbar; two brothers; Coburn and Lester Martin, both of Dunbar; one sister, Helen Darnell of Dunbar; one step son, John Smalley, Jr. of Manchester, New Hampshire; three stepdaughters, Edna Marshall of Florida, Mary Ann Robinson of Manchester, New Hampshire, Floss Renfrew of Hooksett, New Hampshire; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis S. Orawiec in 1982; two brother and a sister. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 9, 1988

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Beatrice 'Bea' M. Felton SMALLEY (1922-2006)

Beatrice "Bea" M. Felton Smalley, age 83, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. She was lovingly referred to by her many friends as "Aunt Bea". She was born on September 23, 1922, in Bruner Run, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry Felton and Mary Etta Smith Felton. "Bea" had been employed as a Selector at the now former Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., a cook, a notary, and an owner of a personal care home. She attended Pechin Chapel, in Dunbar, and was a member of the Yough River Herb Club, former member of the Ridge View Grange, and the Anchor Hocking Ladies Group.

She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, William Felton and Robert Felton, Sr., a sister, Catherine Felton Richter, and a son-in-law, Merle Rogers. "Bea" is survived by her husband of 64 years, James E. Smalley, and was the loving mother of five daughters: Mary K. Hiles and her husband, Sam, of Dunbar, Pa., Nancy L. Rogers, of Dunbar, Pa., Connie Ruff and her husband, Richard, of Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., Frances Rosensteel and her husband, Danny, of Connellsville, Pa., and Jimmie Ann Fosbrink and her husband, James, Jr., of Dunbar, Pa. She is also survived by a brother, Donald L. Felton and his wife, Betty, of Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa.; grandchildren: Deborah K. Whoric and her husband, Steve, Danny Hiles, Penny Hiles, James Rogers and his fiancee, Stacy Smitley, Marty Rogers, Jenny LoBianco and her husband, James, Shirley Ross and her husband, Terry, Danny Rosensteel, Jr. and his wife, Lori, Heather Fosbrink and her fiancé, Danny Clay, Holly Fosbrink, and J.T. Fosbrink, III; great grandchildren: Jarrod, Christina, and Brent Whoric, Jeremy and Michelle Rugg, Katherine, Emily, and Sarah LoBianco, Bailey and Danny Rosensteel, and Caiten Clay, who lived with Mrs. Smalley.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Watson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hays-Smalley Cemetery.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, March 14, 2006

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Charles H. SMALLEY Headstone (1884-1924)

Charles Smalley Killed by B. & O. Train at Ohiopyle

OHIOPYLE, Dec. 2.—Charles Smalley, 40 years old, a farmer of Stewart township, was killed instantly at 11:30 o’clock this morning when Baltimore & Ohio train No. 8 struck his sled on the crossing here. The sled was demolished but the horse Smalley was riding was not injured. Mr. Smalley, whose home is three miles from town, along the road to Chalk Hill, had been to the post office and the store of the R. W. Whipkey Company to get his mail and buy groceries. He had just started homeward.

Mr. Smalley is survived by his wife and six small children. He was a brother of Fred Smalley of Stewart township. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of Corristan & Sims.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 2, 1924

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Connie Rose Turner Smalley (1946-2011)

Connie Rose Turner Smalley, age 64, of Uniontown passed away Sunday morning, February 6, 2011 in her home. She was born May 5, 1946 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the later George Turner and Martha Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Tucker and her son, George James Smalley. Connie loved her family; she was a dedicated mother and truly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children: Barbara Hart and husband William of Uniontown, Michelle Hart and husband Robert of Uniontown, Bobbie Sue Fordyce and husband Nevin of Smithfield and Anthony Dwayne Smalley of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren who affectionately called her Mama; brother, Joseph Kubina and wife Bertie of Georgia; sisters: Betty Stuck and Paul of Gates and Melinda Hornsby of Ohio; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, Pa. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. Service will begin at 8 p.m. with Rev. Galen Winebrenner officiating. Interment is private for the family.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Monday, February 7, 2011

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Donald E. SMALLEY (1932-2004)

Donald E. Smalley, 72, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2004, in his home, with his loving family at his side. Born May 6, 1932, in Republic, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell Smalley and Evelyn Freed Smalley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Smalley; his sister, Dolores Franks; and his mother-in-law, Catherine Staron. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church at Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, a member of the Uniontown Elks No. 370, worked as a rail stock meat manager with Wilson Foods and A & W Foods, and was a member of Wilson Foods Generals Club.

Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Joan Staron Smalley; his loving and devoted children, Donald A. Smalley of Mount Pleasant, Pa., Debbie Rulli and husband, John of Connellsville, Pa., and Randy A. Smalley of Belle Vernon, Pa.; his loving grandchildren, whom he adored, John Rulli Jr., Michael Rulli and Randy Smalley; sisters, Ruth Frost of North Carolina, Janet Crowley of Ohio, Betty Frost of West Virginia, and Faye Christopher of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donald will also be missed by special friends, Kevin and Tammy Swaney, Larry Crouser and Roxann Ceccarellli.

Friends will be received in THE STEPEHN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME, AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., UNIONTOWN, today from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday morning until 9:15 a.m., when prayers will be said, followed by services at 10 a.m., in St. Peters Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bernard Carl officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, August, 2004

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Donald L. 'Burch' SMALLEY (1953-2004)

Donald L. "Burch" Smalley, 50, of McClellandtown, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at his home, which he shared with his wife, Susan. He was born Aug. 7, 1953, in Uniontown, Pa. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry (Nellie V.) Beitsinger of Youngsville, Pa. It was Butch's request that services and interment be private for the family. Funeral arrangements were handled by the H. David McElroy Funeral Home, 803 Main St., McClellandtown, Pa.


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

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Dorothy Jean SMALLEY (1929-2004)

Dorothy Jean Burnsworth Smalley, L.P.N., 74, of Hopwood, Pa., went to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, January 17, 2004 from Brownsville General Hospital, Brownsville, Pa. She was born June 7, 1929 in Ohiopyle, Pa., daughter of Branson and Dorothy Lee Burnsworth. Dorothy attended Fairchance Church of Worship where she was the church Pianist. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse from Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio, with 21 years of service. After her retirement she was employed at Laurel Ridge Nursing Center in Uniontown, Pa.

She was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Heather, a grandson, George, and parents. Surviving are three children: Loretta Garland and husband Kenneth of Commerce, Georgia, Christine Garcia and husband Michael of Coventry, Connecticut, and Randy Smalley and wife Debbie of New Salem, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Matthew, Michael B., Steven, Zanna, Debbie, Michael A., Danielle and Jason; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Roberta Browning of Connellsville, Pa.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 20, until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with Pastor Shirley Victor officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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

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Frederick 'Doc' SMALLEY, Jr. Stone (1927-2004)

Frederick "Doc" Smalley Jr., 77, of Dunbar, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 22, 1927, in Dunbar, Pa., the son of the late Frederick Smalley, Sr., and Laura Watson Smalley. He was a retired self-employed electrician, a member of the Polish Club in Connellsville, and a past member of Dunbar Sons of Italy.

He is survived by a son, Randy Smalley and wife, Debbie of New Salem; two daughters, Loretta Garland and husband, Ken of Commerce, Ga., and Christine Garcia and husband, Michael of Coventry, Conn.; three brothers, James E. Smalley and wife, Beatrice of Dunbar, George R. Smalley and wife, Nellie of Ohiopyle, and Clyde C. Smalley of Connellsville; grandchildren, Danielle and Jason Smalley, Steven and Michael Lyons, Matthew Sutherland and Michael Garcia; step-grandchildren, Zanna and Debbie; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Smalley; a sister, Sylvia Smalley; a granddaughter, Heather Autumn Smalley; and step-grandson, George.

Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, June 26, 2004, until 11 a.m., the hour of services, with Pastor Elmer "Buzz" Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Ridge Cemetery.


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

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Frederick G. SMALLEY Headstone (1889-1974)

SMALLEY, FREDERICK G.—Age 84, a resident of Dunbar R.D. 2, died in the Uniontown Hospital on Saturday, October 12, 1974 at 6 p.m. He was born in Kentucky on October 22, 1889, a son of the late George B. and Sarah Turner Smalley. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Watson Smalley; five sons, Roy G., James E., Clyde C., all of Dunbar, Frederick, Jr. of Connellsville, and George R. of Ohiopyle; eighteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren,

Preceding him in death, beside his parents, were one daughter, Sylvia M. Smalley, and one brother, Charles. Friends will be received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 2 p.m. Wednesday, the hour of service, with Pastor John Kostik officiating. Burial will be in Middle Ridge Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 14, 1974

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George SMALLEY (1919-2012)

Smalley, George 93
Scottdale

George Smalley, 93, of Scottdale, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in the Marquis House in South Union Township, Fayette County. George was born July 23, 1919, in Fitz Henry, a son of the late John and Anna Sokol Smalley. He was married to Gertrude Bryan Smalley, who passed away Aug. 17, 1999. George was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a disabled American Veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart from wounds received during battle in World War II in Italy. He served in the Army as a staff sergeant in the 85th Infantry Division Anti-Tank Squadron. He was also awarded a Battle Star and participated in the Northern African Theater. George was a member of the American Legion Post and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, both in Scottdale. He was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church and enjoyed manicuring his lawn on his tractor at his home. George will be sadly missed by his loving family; his three children, Greg Smalley and his wife, Becky, of Scottdale, Bob Smalley and his wife, Dolly, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Susan Chess and her husband, Dan, of Uniontown; his eight grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Joseph Smalley and his wife, Ann, of Bolder City, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael; three sisters, Marie Sossa, Ann Litvin and Elizabeth Zayakosky; and two brothers, John and Michael Smalley. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to noon Friday in the funeral home chapel where funeral services will be held at noon Friday with the Rev. Richard Patton officiating. Chapel committal services and interm ent will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township, with full military rites bestowed by the Southmoreland Veterans Association. The family expresses sincere appreciation to the staffs of the Marquis House and Amedisys Hospice for their loving care! Love Lasts Forever!


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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George Berl SMALLEY Headstone (1847-1930)

W. B. Smalley, one of the oldest citizens of Stewart township was found dead in bed at the home of his son Fred one morning last week. He was buried Thursday at Middle Ridge cemetery. Undertaker Corristan had the funeral in charge.

Note from contributor: misprint. Name should have shown G.B.Smalley


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday Evening, March 26, 1930

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George Berl Smalley
Birth: May, 1847 Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1930 Fayette County Pennsylvania, USA
The name of this Cemetery has changed to Bryner Ridge Cemetery.
George Berl Smalley is the son of William and Mary Smalley who were both born in England and came to the United States between 1838-1844.
He was married to Sarah "Elizabeth/Lizzie" Turner. They had only two children: Charles H. Smalley and Frederick Smalley.
Burial: Bryner Ridge Cemetery Fayette County Pennsylvania, USA


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Jacqueline S. Jones SMALLEY, R.N. Stone (1958-2003)

Mrs. Jacqueline S. Jones Smalley, R.N., 44, of Ohiopyle, Pa., died Saturday, July 26, 2003 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born August 15, 1958 in Sewickley, Pa., daughter of Floyd "Bob" R. Jones of Ohiopyle, Pa., and the late Mary M. Jones. Mrs. Smalley was employed by Uniontown Area School District as a School Nurse. She graduated from Uniontown Area High School in 1976 and received a Bachelor Degree in 1980 from Duquesne University's School of Nursing. In addition to her father she is survived by her husband, Robert D. Smalley; two children: Matthew and Jennifer both at home; a brother, Jeffrey Jones of Beaverton, Oregon; and a great aunt, Dorothy Marcinko of Uniontown, Pa. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, Pa., on Tuesday, July 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Jacqueline Jones Smalley to the Scholarship Fund and/or Youth Ministries Fund at Cherry Tree Alliance Church, 640 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, PA 15401.


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

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Lee Vernard SMALLEY Stone  (1920-1947)

LEE B. SMALLEY DIES;
ONE HURT IN QUARRY FALL

   One man was killed, one injured and two others escaped death about 6:30 o’clock Tuesday evening at the New Castle Lime and Stone Company, Dunbar, when rock fell in the tunnel of the quarry. It was the first calamity at the plant in seven years. The victim, Lee Bernerd Smalley, 27, of Dunbar, R. D. 2, was reportedly drilling in the tunnel when the fall occurred. He suffered a fractured skull and a crushed back and was reportedly killed outright. A member of the Bluestone Quarry Local of Dunbar, he had been employed there for the past two years.

   Samuel Kauffman, 30, of Dunbar, the injured man, was removed to Connellsville State Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations of the left hand and shoulder and brush burns of the back. He was later discharged.

   Mr. Smalley is survived by his mother, Mrs. Florence Smalley of Coolspring; two sons, Marvin Lee and Ralph Dale at home; seven brothers, Harry of Scottdale, Ralph, Frank, James, Willard and Donald, at home and John, address unknown, and four sisters, Mrs. Edna Thorpe of Dunbar, R. D. 2, Mrs. Ruth Forney of Greensburg and Miss Mary and Miss Mildred Smalley at home. The body will be removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Thorpe at Dunbar, R. D. 2, where friends may call after 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The funeral service will be held there at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of Franklin Memorial Methodist Church of Dunbar. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar, under direction of the Burhans undertaking establishment of Dunbar.

   The names of the two other men in the quarry at the time of the accident were unavailable.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, September 10, 1947, page 1, column 3

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Lillian SMALLEY ( -1961)

MRS. GEORGE SMALLEY

  Mrs. Lillian Smalley, of Masontown, died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday at Uniontown Hospital. A daughter of the late Levi and Christina Martin Firestone she was a member of the Masontown Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, George T.; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Henrietta) Rankin of Meadowbrook, Mrs. Charles (Anna) Marshall of Uniontown, R. D., and Mrs. Claire (Mildred) Shumer of Ronco; two sons Kennis Stull of Cleveland, Ohio and Eugene Stull of Ronco: 32 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The body will be in the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown until noon Sunday and at the Masontown Methodist Church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the hour of service. The Rev. Enid Pierce will officiate. Internment in Masontown Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, January 26, 1961

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Louella Willy SMALLEY ( -2006)

Louella Willy Smalley, 55, of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Monday, May 8, 2006, in Uniontown Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Smalley, Sr.; a daughter, Debra Smalley and fiancé, Chris, of Uniontown; son, Ralph Smalley, Jr., of Lemont Furnace, Fayette County, Pa.; brother, Donald Dean and wife, Nancy, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa.; sisters: Barbara Coffman and husband, Bob, of Ohio, Sue Murphy and husband, Donald Prink, of Dunbar, Ora Murphy and husband, Kenneth Jake, of Uniontown; grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., on Saturday, May 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 14, from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, May 15, 2006, until 11 a.m.


©The Herald Standard 2006, Uniontown, PA, May 12, 2006

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Marvin L. SMALLEY (1944-1975)

MARVIN L (SPIKE) SMALLEY

   Word was received today of the death of Marvin L. (Spike) Smalley, 31, of Manchester, N. H., formerly of Dunbar, who died Saturday, Sept. 6, in Manchester, N. H. He was born August 31, 1944 in Dunbar, a son of Pearl Hall and the late Lee Smalley. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Barbara Smalley; one son; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Hair and Rita Hall, both of Dunbar, and Phyllis Wingrove of Coolspring, and five brothers, Gerald, Robert and Darrell Hall, and Ralph Smalley and William Darnell all of Dunbar.


SMALLEY— Friends of Marvin L. (Spike) Smalley of Manchester, N.H., formerly of Dunbar who died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1975, will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Evan Shaffer, officiating. Interment in Franklin Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, September 10, 1975, page 11, columns 5 & 6

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Ralph D. SMALLEY (1946-2007)

Ralph D. Smalley
Dunbar

Ralph D. "Jomp" Smalley, Sr., 61, of Dunbar, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in Shady Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Sept. 9, 1946, at home in Dunbar. He was the son of the late Pearl Hall and Lee Smalley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella, in 2006; and brother, Marvin Smalley. He his survived by son Ralph, Jr., and daughter, Debra; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Dylan, Staicey, Stephanie, Samantha, and Shiann; four brothers, Pooch, Bob, Bill, and Darrell; three sisters, Sally, Tinnie, and Rita; best friend, Sunny Hall, and friends, whom he loved dearly. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, and until 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the BURHANS - CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, October 27, 2007

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Ralph Lee SMALLEY ( -1974)

Crash Injuries
Fatal To Man

   Ralph L. Smalley, 24, Lemont Furnace, R. D. 1, who was hurt in a one-car accident on Sunday, died yesterday morning in the Uniontown Hospital. The car he was driving crashed into a tree on the Coolspring Rd. about 2:30 a.m. A passenger, Guy Henckel, 21, Hopwood, was not injured. Damage was estimated at about $1,500. A member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church, Smalley is survived by his parents, Ralph and Jean Turner Smalley, Lemont Furnace, R. D. 1; a brother, Larry Dale Smalley, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Donna) Martin, Mount Braddock, and Sandy Smalley, at home. Friends will be received at the Shell Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9, tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9, Saturday until 1 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Melroy Wirick will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, October 3, 1974, page 1, column 1

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Ruth D. SMALLEY (1926-2004)

Ruth D. Smalley
Normalville

Ruth D. Smalley, 77, of Normalville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in the Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, Scottdale. She was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Effie Mae Etling Snyder. Mrs. Smalley was retired from Seven Springs Resort where she was employed for many years. She is survived by two children, Shirley Gallentine and her companion and friend, Fred Wilfong of Indian Head and Kenneth J. Snyder of Normalville; a stepdaughter, Marie Smalley of Normalville; her former daughter-in-law, Carrie; four grandchildren, Milton Gallentine, Denver Gallentine and his wife Georgette, Jason Gallentine and Ed Smalley; six great-grandchildren, Karlena, Rikki, Dalton, Laura, Courtney and Caleb Gallentine; two brothers, Kenneth Snyder and his wife Sharon of Amherst, Ohio, and Jacob Snyder and his wife Shelvadean of Austin, Pa.; and three sisters, Dorothy Walton and her husband Paul of Phoenix, Ariz., Katherine Taylor and Elaine Smith of Mount Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Melvin Earl Whipkey; her second husband, Charles Smalley; a stepson, Effin Smalley; a grandson, James Smalley; and three brothers, Earl, Ralph and Charles Snyder. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Tim Beatty officiating. Interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, June 12, 2004

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Sarah Elizabeth Turner SMALLEY Headstone (1864-1908)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smalley died suddenly at her home near Bryner’s Ridge on Thursday. Death came unexpected to all, although she had not been in good health for some time past. She is survived by her husband, Burl Smalley, two sons, Charles and Fred and two sisters and five brothers. She is the daughter of George W. Turner, who resides near here.

Interment will be made in the Bryner Ridge Cemetery, Saturday at one o’clock.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, April 10, 1909, page 3, column 3

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Mary E. SMALLY ( -1870)

DIED

  SMALLY— March 7th, 1870, at Pyle Falls, Pa., Mary E., infant daughter of Phillip and Hannah Smally, aged 1 year 3 months and 7 days.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, May 5, 1870, Vol. III, No. 17, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


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

A heart condition aggravated by the effects of an operation, performed several days ago, resulted in the death of Mrs. Edith Smart, 68, ? Kerr street, mother of Dr. T. C. Smart.
Mrs. Smart passed away at 1? o'clock, Monday morning in the Uniontown hospital.  She was admitted to the institution July 3rd.
The deceased was a native of London, England, but for the last ? years has resided in this city.  Her husband preceded her in death by 12 years.
In addition to her son she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ma?, London, England; Mrs. Harold ?sel, and Ms. Wayne Smell, both of this city.  A brother, William ?getts, of Munsey, N. Y. also survives.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral services.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the home of Dr. Smart, Bierer Lane.
(right side of the obit is missing)
(Herald - July 25, 1938)


Gladys J. Stiltenpole SMARTNICK (1933-1996)

GLADYS J. SMARTNICK

   Gladys J. Stiltenpole Smartnick, 62, of Mount Pleasant R.D. 5 died Thursday, May 9, in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Edward G. Smartnick, three sons, Dwain Smartnick and wife, Kathy, Douglas K. Smartnick and wife, Debbie, and Tyrone Smartnick and wife, Mary, all of Mount Pleasant R.D. 5, three granddaughters, four grandsons, a sister, Dorothy Stiltenpole Queer, and a brother, George Stiltenpole, both of Levittown, and a half-brother, Homer Snyder of Scottdale. Friends will be received in the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, today until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– November 28, 1933
   Died—– May 9, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Edward T. SMEARCHECK ( -1976)

SMEARCHECK, EDWARD T.— Age 84 years of 106 Maple Ave., Masontown, formerly of Gates, Pa., died Tuesday, May 25, 1976 in the University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, gates, Gates Volunteer Fire Dept., and Jednota Lodge. He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine E., 1967 and a son, Marion, 1949. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. John (Cecelia) Logan, Masontown, with whom he resided, Edward Jr., Bellflower, California, Thomas, Masontown, Mrs. Anthony (Josephine) Caputo, Pittsburgh, William, Nemacolin, and Richard, Northfield, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three step grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Yoney Funeral Home, Masontown.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 26, 1976, page 41, column 8

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Elizabeth E. Reichenbecher SMEARMAN (1902-1995)

ELIZABETH E. SMEARMAN

   Elizabeth E. Smearman, 92, formerly of Phillips, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 30, 1995, in Fayette Health Care Center. She was born in Keyser’s Ridge, Md., on Dec. 22, 1902, daughter of the late Peter Reichenbecher and Margretha Hanft Reichenbecher. She was a member of the St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (M.S.) Cove, Md. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Smearman in 1987; four brothers, John, Charles, Albert and Walter; and three sisters, Dora Collier, Anna Culligan and Rose Kamp. Surviving are these children, Mrs. George (Opal) Pasternock of Broadview, Ill., Mrs. Robert (Helen) Ehrhardt of Euclid, Ohio, Mrs. John P. (Shirley M.) Mitchell of Uniontown and Mrs. Wayne (Jane) Lemmon of Grantsville, Utah; seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Ave., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friends will be received, Friday, Feb. 3, 1995, in St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (M.S.) Cove, Md., from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Ernest G. Lindner officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Cove, Md.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1995

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bullet John SMELL died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for John Smell, Jr., drowned in the Susquehanna river at Harrisburg, Sunday June 12, 1931, will be held at the home of his parents, Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock.  Additional services will floow in the Republic R. C. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. Balog.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Smell's body was returned here from Harrisburg by Funeral Director George Yoney of Masontown and after being prepared for burial was taken to the parents' home, House 148, Ralph.
In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Anna and Mary Smell and three brothers, Michael, Andrew, and Stephen Smell all at home.
The victim was a graduate of Beckley college and for he past several years was employed in Harrisburg as billing clerk for the Evans-Burnett Company, wholesale grocers.  At one time he was route boy at Ralph in charge of the distribution of the Morning Herald and the Evening Genius at that place.  A younger brother is the present route boy there.


Sara V. Riehl SMELTZER ( -1967)

MRS. SARA SMELTZER

   Mrs. Sara V. Riehl Smeltzer, 84, of Greensburg, died in the home of her son, LeRoy Smeltzer, Greensburg. She was predeceased by her husband, H. Clements Smeltzer, in 1955, and two sons, George and Lawrence. Surviving with her son are two grandsons, one great-grandson; and two brothers and a sister, including Charles E. Riehl and Mrs. Jennie Riehl Johnson, of Greensburg.


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

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Jane E. Laska SMETANKA (1913-2009)

   Jane E. Laska Smetanka, age 95, of Jefferson Township, Perryopolis, Pa., died on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born April 30, 1913, in Grays Landing, Pa., the Daughter of John Laska and Leona Chmielewski Laska. She was a member of Saint Cecelia Catholic Church in Grindstone, Pa. The family would like to thank Dr. Saradar, Comfort Keepers and their ladies, and the Golden Living Center. The family would offer a "special thanks" to Janet Held for her love and support offered in so many ways throughout Jane's life and also to Carrie Yushak of PDA Waivers. Jane was preceded in death by her Parents and by her Husband, Joseph F. Smetanka, on July 19, 1998. Surviving are two Sons, Joseph Smetanka Jr. and wife Janice and John Smetanka and wife Rose, and a Daughter, Martha Hela and husband Charles, all of Perryopolis, Pa.; 12 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren and four Great Great Grandchildren. Friends will be received today from Noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME, 334 Main Street, Fayette City, Pa. where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 9:15 a.m. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in Saint Cecelia Catholic Church, Grindstone, with the Rev. Father James Petrovsky as Celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pennsylvania. Parish Rosary Service will take place in the Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, April 5, 2009

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Joseph A. "Joe" SMETANKA (1935-2011)

   Joseph A. "Joe" Smetanka, 75, of Perryopolis, PA passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011 in UPMC, Mercy Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 14, 1935 in Connellsville, PA, son of the late Joseph F. and Jane E. Laska Smetanka. Joe was employed by US Steel at Clairton for 36 years and was also a farmer his entire life. He loved farming and he loved his animals. He served in The United States Armed Forces. Joe is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janice A. Groves Smetanka; five children: Joseph A. Smetanka of Perryopolis, PA, Kimberly Russian of Daisytown, PA, Timothy A. Smetanka of Perryopolis, PA, Denice M. Grimm and fiancé', Brian Joseph of Perryopolis, PA and Janice A. Smetanka of Perryopolis, PA; four grandchildren: Elaine Smetanka, Kimberly Jo Smetanka, Candace Murin and Raymond Grimm; four great-grand-children: Blaine, Hayden, Jeremiah and Raelynn; one sister, Martha Hela of Perryopolis, PA and his beloved dog, Coco. The family would like to express a special thank you to Homecare Nurse Cindy and Special Friend Deborah Simpson. Friends will be received in THE SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, PA today from 6-9 PM, Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM and on Friday, where a Prayer Service will be held at 9:15 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM in the St. John The Baptist R. C. Church, Perryopolis, PA with Rev. Father Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park.


©The Herald Standard 2011, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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

Faced with murder charges after the death of a man whom he allegedly struck when refused the loan of a quarter, John Sarver, 45, former Brownsville policeman, was held today by state motor police.
His victim, George Smetana, 54, Shady avenue, Brownsville, a father of three, died in the Brownsville General hospital shortly after 10 o'clock last night, from fractured skull and brain concussion.
Smetana, who had been conscious most of the time after he was struck at 2:30 p.m., was reported to have made a statement in regard to the incident to motor police investigators, who are, assisting County Detective John Wall in the case.
The fatal blow was struck back of Snowden square witnesses reported, after Smetana repeatedly attempted to convince Sarver that he had no money, and was unable to comply with the demand for a loan.
Struck in Jaw.
Growing impatient with the denials, which he apparently believed untrue,
Sarver was said to have torn the other's shirt, and struck him a vicious
blow on the jaw.
Staggering back from the blow, Smetana fell, his head striking a railroad rail with crushing force.
He was rushed at once to the hospital, where little hope was held for his
recovery, even at first.
Sarver submitted quietly to arrest by Brownsville police, who turned him over to the local state police unit for questioning.  He has been in trouble previously, it was reported.
A hearing was to be arranged today, at which time, County Detective Wall declared Sarver would be formally charged with murder.
The victim's body was taken to the funeral parlors of Deputy Coroner Arley W. Kisinger, where funeral arrangement will be made.
(Standard - June 7, 1938)


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

Knocked backwards violently on to railroad tracks near Snowden square in Brownsville, George Smetena, 54, died from a fractured skull. 
The discovery was made by Coroner S. A. Baltz, who this morning conducted an autopsy.
The coroner found an extensive fracture leading from the right orbit through the base of the skull.
Officers arrested John Sarver, 45, of Brownsville, whom they say knocked down the victim when he was refused loan of a quarter.
(Herald - June, 7, 1938)


Mary A. Rekrut SMIGOVSKY ( -1996)

MARY A. SMIGOVSKY

   Mary A. (Urick) Smigovsky, 85, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., passed away on Monday, June 3, 1996. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Kovalcik Rekrut. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, George (Urick) Smigovsky; a son, Bernard Smigovsky; a sister, Catherine Pastor; and four brothers, George, Andrew, Joseph and Frank Rekrut. Mrs. Smigovsky was a member of first Catholic Slovak Ladies Association; and a lifetime member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church of Brownsville, Pa. She was the dear mother of George Smigovsky Jr., of Pasadena, Md., and Dolores Kermes of Cleveland, Ohio; beloved sister of Anna LeBlanc of Baltimore, Md., and Dolores Rekrut of Keisterville, Pa.; beloved grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of 17. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 1996 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Mary’s R.C. Church of Brownsville, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. John Szczesny as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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A. Bruce SMILEY ( -1911)

A. BRUCE SMILEY SUDDENLY CALLED
Old Citizen of Dunbar Carried Off By Attack of Heart Failure
IN GOOD HEALTH YESTERDAY
Husked Corn in the Morning and Paid a Visit to Friends in
Connellsville—Felt the Attack Coming on Here and Returned Home.

A. Bruce Smiley, an aged and respected citizen of Dunbar died this morning at 7 AM, of heart trouble, after an illness of 15 hours. Mr. Smiley had been in his usual health and on Tuesday morning was husking corn. In the afternoon he was calling on friends in Connellsville. He returned home in the afternoon when he complained of being sick. The family doctors were called and everything possible was done to relieve him, but without avail. Mr. Smiley was past 70 years old. He was born at Mr. Savage, and was the son of the late William and Mary Smiley of that place. Mr. Smiley came to Dunbar 48 years ago and had since resided here. Forty-six years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Eliza Stillwagon, who survives him with the following children: Bruce, Richard and George, of Dunbar; James of Fairchance; Madison of Smithfield; Mrs. Margaret Kinkaid of Youngwood, Pa., and Mrs. Kathryn Breakiron of Pittsburg, and also 19 grandchildren and on great grandchild, and one brother, John also of Dunbar. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. They will be announced later.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday Evening, October 25, 1911, page 1, column 6

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Anna P. Bayard SMILEY Stone  (1902-1970)

SMILEY, ANNA P. BAYARD—Age 87 years, of 75 Collins Ave., Uniontown died in the Spear Rest Home, Friday, March 20, 1970, following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Finley C. Smiley; one son, James of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Jim of Phillippi, W. Va.; John of Uniontown and the following sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hood of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Mildred Cochran of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Craft of Clarksville, Pa.; Mrs. Florence Hathaway of Rices Landing. She was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church, Uniontown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, March 20, 1970, page 19, column 8


SMILEY, ANNA P. BAYARD—The family will receive friends in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. J. Robert Blankenship officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of James W. Goldsboro.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, March 21, 1970, page 11, column 8

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Annie Stillwagon SMILEY ( -1928)

MRS. ANNIE STILLWAGON SMILEY

Mrs. Annie Stillwagon Smiley, age 85, died in her home in Dunbar, Tuesday morning, November 27, 1928 at 2:50 o'clock after a lingering illness. She had lived in Dunbar 63 years. She was born and reared in Connellsville and received her education at Rock Ridge School near which institution she lived. Mrs. Smiley was the daughter of Peter and Margaret Stillwagon and was the last surviving member of her family. On December 28, 1865 she was married to Andrew Bruce Smiley, at Brownsville, her brother the late Rev. R. K. Stillwagon preformed the ceremony. They moved to Dunbar where they have since lived. Her husband, Andrew, died 17 years ago. Mrs. Smiley had been a member of the Methodist Protestant Church since girlhood. Five sons and two daughters survive. They are: James F. of Fairchance, W. R. of Morgantown Road, George of Connellsville; C. B. of Uniontown; J. R. at home; Mrs. Kate Breakiron of New York, and Mrs. J. S. Kincaid of Youngwood, Pa; twenty-six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild survive. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence. The Rev. T. M. Gladden of Uniontown and the Rev. H. R. Humbert, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church in Dunbar will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, November 28, 1928, page 13

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Arthur D. SMILEY (1898-1976)

SMILEY, ARTHUR D.—Age 77 years of 22 Lemon St., Uniontown, died Wednesday, February 4, 1976 at 2:25 p.m. He was born in Georges Twp, September 16, 1898 and was the son of the late James and Sarah Robinson Smiley. He was a life member of the Third Presbyterian Church, John Knox Bible Class, American Legion Post 51. He was a retired Mailman from the Uniontown Office with 43 years of service. He was a member of the Rural Mail Carriers Association. He was a graduate of Uniontown High School and Ohio Northern University. Surviving is his wife, Ruth M. Sibert Smiley; a son, William R. Smiley, Uniontown; three grandchildren, Arthur Lee Smith, Carol Ann Smiley, and William Smiley, IV. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cora Virginia Smiley Smith, July, 1966; seven brothers, Edward, Harry, Thomas, James, William, Attorney Russell, and John; two sisters, Harriett Moore, and Ann McMerchen. The Family will receive Friends Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oats-McGee Funeral Home, 71 Pennsylvania Ave. Additional viewing will be held Sunday in the Third Presbyterian Church 1 to 2 p.m. the hour of service. (No viewing at the Funeral Home Sunday) Interment in Sylvan Heights, Bible Section. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fayette County Heart Association.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 5, 1976, page 29, column 8

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Barbara Rhodes SMILEY ( -1949)

Mrs. Barbara Smiley Is Taken by Death

Mrs. Barbara Rhodes Smiley, 79, wife of Madison Smiley, Route 119, Smithfield R. D. 1, died yesterday afternoon at her home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, John M. Smiley, Wilkinsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn S. Angell, Fairchance; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Fleming, of Fayette City; and one brother, John Rhodes, of Republic. Friends will be received at the Sharp and Wagner Funeral Home at Fairchance after 7 p.m. today. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Burial will follow in Huffman cemetery at Smithton.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, May 4, 1949, page 6, column 5

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C. Bruce SMILEY Stone  (1882-1964)

SMILEY, C. BRUCE—Age 82, 67 Woodlawn Ave., Uniontown, died Sunday evening at 9:20, Oct. 4, 1964 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born in Dunbar, August 13, 1882, and the son of the late Andrew and Anna Stillwagon Smiley. He retired as a machinist in 1951 from the Pennsylvania Wire Glass Corp., Dunbar. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Boyd Smiley; two daughters, Mrs. William Margaret Ford, Port Charlotte, Florida, Mrs. Arthur Edna Tudor, Detroit, Michigan; one son, Charles B., Uniontown; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Kinkead, Aliquippa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, October 5, 1964, page 21, column 8


SMILEY, C. BRUCE—Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today in the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, 80 Morgantown St., where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Dr. Earl P. Confer will officiate. Interment will be in Mr. Auburn Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, October 6, 1964, page 15, column 8

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Carrie Nabors SMILEY (1911-1989)

CARRIE NABORS SMILEY

Carrie Nabors Smiley, age 77, of Alexandria, Virginia, formerly of Uniontown, died in Northern Virginia Hospice Center, Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Smiley Polk, of Hamilton, VA, a son, Blaine Smiley of Boonsboro, MD; three sisters, Sue Wolke of Leonardtown, Md., Inez Thomas of Uniontown, and Charlotte Love of Danville, Ill., and a brother Florian Nabors of Pinellas Park, Fla. Arrangement were made by the Everly Wheatly Funeral Home, Alexandra, VA.


Newspaper unknown, July 22, 1989

Notes from contributor:
   Deceased was cremated
   Cause of death–cancer of the lungs
   Born–9 Jan 1911 - Stewartstown, WV
   Died–21 Jul 1989 - Alexandra, Va
   Husband–George Smiley
   Father–Florian Albert Neighbors
   Mother–Alma Edith Creed Wilson Neighbors


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Celeste Miller SMILEY Stone  died in 1917. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

Celeste Miller Smiley- A 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the funeral services of the late Celeste Smiley of Dunbar, will be held from her home at Hilltop Station. Mrs Smiley died at age 79 years and is survived by the following children in addition to her husband John W. Smiley; James Smiley, Daniel Smiley, Miss Dora Smiley and Mrs. John Mallory Springer of Uniontown, Maurice Smiley of Pittsburgh. The Rev. T.M. Gladden will officiate. Burial in Mt Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.

Saturday, May 12, 1917 Page 12 - Uniontown Paper


Celest Miller SMILEY (1837-1917)

MRS. CELEST SMILEY

Mrs. Celest Smiley, wife of John Smiley, died Friday at her home in Dunbar. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence with interment in Mount Auburn cemetery. Mrs. Smiley was born March 17, 1837, and was one of the best known residents of Dunbar. In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: James and Daniel Smiley, Mrs. John Malloy, of Dunbar; Miss Dora Smiley, at home; Mrs. C. Z. Springer, Uniontown; Morris Smiley, Pittsburg, and one brother, James Miller of Nebraska.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 17, 1917, page 5, column 7

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Charles Raymond SMILEY, Jr. (1918-2006)

Charles Raymond Smiley Jr., 87, formerly of Mount Lebanon, Pa., passed away Friday evening, September 1, 2006, at Franciscan Manor, Patterson Heights, following an extended illness. He was born September 3, 1918, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of Charles Raymond Sr. and Grace Baker Smiley. He was retired from General Telephone & Electronics in Mount Lebanon. He was a proud veteran of World War II during which he served in the Philippines and the Pacific Campaign with the United States Army as a captain where he earned the Bronze Star with "V" for valor. He was a 1940 graduate of Westminster College and a member of the Masons, Shriners and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, David Duchene in 2004. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eileen Work Smiley; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna Duchene of Mount Lebanon, Debbie and Tom James of Patterson Heights and Diane and Rob Campbell of West Lafayette, Indiana; six grandchildren, Ryan Duchene and his fiancée Anna Shaw, Lauren Duchene, all of Mount Lebanon, Betsy and Bill James of Patterson Heights, Meghan and her husband Ben Wolfe of Indianapolis, Indiana and Colin Campbell of West Lafayette, Indiana. Visitation and interment services at the Beaver Cemetery will be private. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver by the Rev. Jeffery A. Arnold. Memorial contributions may be made if desired to the William Syndrome Association, WSA, PO Box 297, Clawson, MI 48017-0297, or to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Arrangements are being conducted by the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC., 333 Third Street, Beaver, Pa. (724) 728-5171.


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Clara H. SMILEY Stone  (1910-2008)

Clara H. Smiley
Dunbar

Clara H. Smiley, 97, of Dunbar, died Friday, May 2, 2008, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Born July 20, 1910, in Owensdale, she was a daughter of the late John and Wilomia Raupach. She was a member of Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, Dunbar. She was formerly employed as a selector by Anchor Hocking Glass in South Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Smiley; a brother, Pete Raupach; and a sister, Margaret Nicklow. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Deeter and husband, Floyd, of Columbia, S.C.; sons, Wallace Smiley, of Dunbar, Robert Smiley and wife, Jean, of Dunbar, Frank Smiley and wife, Bobby Jean, of Dunbar, and Charles Smiley and wife, Priscilla, of Connellsville; sisters, Florence Muzina, Nellie Bodkin and Edith Morris; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. Visitation from noon to 9 p.m. Monday and until 11 a.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment in Old Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, May 5, 2008

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Connie J. SMILEY (1945-2010)

Connie J. Smiley, 65, of Center Twp. went home to be with the Lord and was welcomed by her husband, Jack when she died on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Born March 23, 1945, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Betty Jenkins. She was Presbyterian by Faith. In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack D. Smiley and brother-in-law, Vernon (Petey) Cunningham. Connie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her only child, who Connie and Jack were so proud of, Shawn Smiley and his wife, Alma; a dearly loved granddaughter, Nicole Christina Smiley, who brought much joy to her Mi Mi; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol Cunningham, Lois and George Ross; a sister-in-law, Lori DiDomenic; two nieces, Christey (Brad) Beckert, Elizabeth Ross; three nephews, Scott (Danielle) Ross, George (Jenna) Ross, Brett DiDomenic; numerous cousins and friends. Family and friends are being received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, where a service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chris D. Wright of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, PA, officiating. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Hills Memorial Park.


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Daniel SMILEY (1935-1946)

FIVE DISTRICT
RESIDENTS DIE
IN ACCIDENTS

   Sudden death came to five district residents over the week-end in a series of accidents:
Two persons were fatally burned, another was killed under a slate fall in a coal mine, a fourth suffered mortal injuries in an automobile accident while the fifth died in a creek after falling from a foot bridge when he suffered a heart attack.
   Charles Strawn, 70, formerly of Connellsville, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home near York Run as he made a vain effort to save his wife early Sunday morning.
   Daniel Smiley, 10, of near Fairchance, was mortally burned when his gas-splattered clothing was fired as he stood in front of a garage which was burning Saturday afternoon.
   Mrs. Mary Krempasky, 52, of near Jacobs Creek, was fatally injured at noon Saturday in an automobile accident on the Jacobs Creek Smithton road.
   John G. Kuzman, 52, formerly of Perryopolis, fell from a foot bridge into a creek near Coraopolis when he suffered a heart attack.
   Caught under a fall of slate in the Bute (Leisenring No. 2 or West Leisenring) mine of the H. C. Frick Coke Company Saturday afternoon, Carl Torre was killed almost instantly.

Article begins concerning other area deaths.

  UNIONTOWN, Jan. 21— When his brother, Jack, mistook a bucket of gasoline for water and tossed it on the fire at the VanKirk garage at Fairchance Saturday afternoon, Daniel Smiley, 12 years old, suffered fatal burns. His clothing was burned off his body and he was rushed to Uniontown Hospital where he died about seven hours later. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Smiley, Daniel was standing near the fire when his brother hurled the gas. His clothing was sprayed. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Article continues concerning other area deaths.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, January 21, 1946, page 1, column 2,
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Daniel C. SMILEY ( -1936)

DANIEL C. SMILEY OF DUNBAR DIES;
WAS HARDWARE MAN

Daniel C. Smiley, Dunbar hardware merchant, died at Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburg, at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Smiley, who became ill early in the fall, was admitted to the hospital on November 23, 1935. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Smiley was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Smiley. He was born here and resided in the community continuously. He had been employed by the Dunbar Furnace Company for a number of years. Leaving the Furnace Company he went into the employ of the late George H. Swearingen, who conducted a department store. A little later he was employed by the late Peter Johnson who conducted a hardware store. He remained with Mr. Johnson until Mr. Johnson’s death. He continued in the hardware business with Mrs. Johnson and upon her death he carried on in the business himself, being engaged in this when taken ill. He was a member of council. Mr. Smiley, who was unmarried, is survived by two brothers and three sisters. They are, James Smiley of Dunbar, Morris Smiley of Pittsburg, Mrs. Ella Springer of Uniontown and Mrs. Flora Maloy and Miss Dora Smiley, both of Dunbar. A number of nephews and nieces also survive.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 23, 1936, page 1, column 5


DANIEL C. SMILEY

The funeral service for Daniel C. Smiley, who died Wednesday evening, will be conducted on Saturday afternoon with brief rites at the late home on Bryson Hill, Dunbar, at 1 o’clock, followed by a full service in the Methodist Protestant Church there at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor, and Rev. O. W. Bolton of Sharpsburg, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, January 24, 1936, page 6, column 3

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Diana SMILEY ( -1864)

Smiley, Diana, consort of James, d 22 Feb 1864 at her residence in Georges Twp, after a lingering illness, in her 43rd year of age. She joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Uniontown under the ministry of Rev John Morgan in Oct 1837 at age 16. She afterwards joined the Province congregation (17 Mar 1864)


From LaFayette, the History and Genealogy of Fayette County, Pennsylvania


SMILEY—After a lingering illness, on the 22nd of Feb. '64, at her residence in George Twp., Fayette co. Pa., Mrs. Diana ,consort of James Smiley, in the 43d year of her age. Mrs. Smiley was one of the humble, faithful, true and lovely of earth, a most tender and affectionate wife and mother. Her piety was of that gentle, unobtrusive kind, which recommended her to all who knew her. She joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Uniontown, Pa., under the ministry of Rev. John Morgan, in October 1837, at the age of sixteen. She afterwards became a member of the Providence congregation, in which she lived and eminent and useful Christian, until the time of her death.

May God teach us how frail we are—abundantly bless and sustain the bereaved husband and family; and prepare them with us, to meet her in glory.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, March 17, 1864

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Elizabeth 'Libby' SMILEY Stone  (1924-2004)

ELIZABETH "LIBBY" SMILEY

Elizabeth "Libby" Smiley, 79, of Uniontown, Pa., died and went to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. She was born July 14, 1924, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late John Ontko and Ann Bierer Ontko. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Jack Ontko and sister, Margie Lane. She was a lifelong member of Great Bethel Baptist Church of Uniontown, and also attended Meadow Run Community Church. Libby was always very active in missionary work and being a Deaconess. She also enjoyed being a volunteer at the Uniontown Hospital and the Uniontown Service League.

Libby is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, James "Jim" Smiley; loving children, Jim Smiley Jr., of Fairmont, W.Va., and John Smiley and daughter-in-law, Daphne of Fairchance; and loving grandchildren, Gretchen R. Smiley and Joshua J. Smiley and their mother, Carol A. Smiley and Jared J. Smiley and Megan L. Smiley. Also surviving are her sister, Mary Lucille Hustwayte of Dale City, Va., and loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, until 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.


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

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Elizabeth SMILEY ( -1890)

Smiley.—Mrs. Elizabeth Smiley, one of the oldest of Fayette county’s citizens, died at her home in Dunbar last Saturday morning, aged 98 years. She was well known in the vicinity. Her memory remained unimpaired, and before her death often related stories of life in this county a century ago. Her father and mother lived to be 104 and 102 years old respectively. The funeral occurred on Sunday.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, March 28, 1890, page 8, column 2

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Elizabeth SMILEY ( -1969)

MRS. ELIZABETH SMILEY

Mrs. Elizabeth Smiley of Leisenring No. 1 was dead on arrival at Connellsville State General Hospital this morning.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, April 21, 1969, page 17, column 6

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Elizabeth Boyd SMILEY Stone  (1885-1966)

SMILEY, MRS. ELIZABETH BOYD—Age 80 years of 67 Woodlawn Ave., died Sunday morning, January 16, 1966, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born in England, December 4, 1885, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Ford, Port Charlotte, Fla., Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Tudor, Detroit, Mich.; one son, Charles B. Smiley, Sr., Uniontown, eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; tow sisters, Mrs. Frank Groman, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Helen Shultz, Erie, Pa., two brothers, James Boyd, Zepher Hills, Fla., Donald Boyd, Connellsville. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence B. Smiley in 1964. Friends will be received at the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., after 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7:30 to 10 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Burial in Mr. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Monday, January 17, 1966, page 19, column 8

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Emma Hepplewhite SMILEY ( -1946)

Mrs. Smiley Rites Friday

Services for Mrs. Emma Hepplewhite Smiley, wife of Darrell W. Smiley, chairman of the Pennsylvania State Labor Relations Board, and county Republican chairman, will be at 2:30 Friday afternoon in the home, 12 Byrer avenue. The pastor of Asbury Methodist church, Dr. W. L. Hogg will be in charge with burial following in Sylvan Heights cemetery. After a four years’ illness, Mrs. Smiley, 60, died in her home Tuesday at noon. Born in Somerset county, Mrs. Smiley spent most of her life in Uniontown where she was a faithful member of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal church and the A. E. Jones Sunday School Class. In addition to her husband, two daughters survive, Jane, employed at the Bell Telephone company; and Betty, laboratory technician in Uniontown hospital. There is a half-brother in Richmond, Ind., A. C. Hurrell. Friends will be received at the home after 2 p.m. today.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, March 13, 1946, page 14, column 4

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Eureka SMILEY ( -1894)

Looking Backward
News of the Past Condensed from the Files of The Courier

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1894

Miss Eureka Smiley of Dunbar, 23, is fatally burned when she falls into an open grate.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 30, 1924, page 4, column 7

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Evinick SMILEY (1873-1894)

Evinick Smiley

White female, single, age 21 years, house keeper
   Cause of death–burned, lived 2 weeks
   Born–1873
   Died–10 Nov 1894, Dunbar
   Buried–Franklin Cemetery
   Father–D. Smiley
   Mother–Mary E Smiley


Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, PA — Death Book 1, page 150 line 106

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Francis Blair SMILEY Stone  (1894-1955)

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SMILEY, FRANCIS B., Age 61, of Wheeler, died at 2:30 Monday afternoon, October 24, 1955, at work. Born at Dunbar, Sept. 27, 1894, son of the late John W. and Mary Ann Long Smiley. A veteran of World War I, also a member of the Brotherhood Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Jennet Elizabeth Smiley; one son, Patrick Henry, at home; three daughters, Florence Roseansteel, Trotter; Mrs. Hoyman Walfred, and Mrs. Frances Katona, both of South Connellsville. Also surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Mary Pene, Connellsville; Mrs. Dorothy Morgan, Trotter; three brothers, Porter, Connellsville; Daniel, Point Marion; and Pete, Brownsville and four grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late home at Wheeler. The funeral mass will be Friday morning, October 28, at 9:00 o’clock, in the St. Aloysius Church, Dunbar, with Rev. Patrick A. Kiernan officiating. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery, under the direction of Burhans Funeral Home.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, October 26, 1955, page 2, column 8

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Frank SMILEY (1925-1925)

FRANK SMILEY

Frank Smiley, aged nine weeks, died at the family home, House 37, Searights, Friday morning, July 31, 1925, following an illness of complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held this Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home with the Rev. Mr. Manley, officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, August 1, 1925, page 5, column 5

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Frank SMILEY ( -1921)

NEGRESS SENT TO PRISON FOR KILLING RIVAL

Article begins with other cases. Article of interest is in paragraph 3

Helen Smiley, another negress, is held in jail in Uniontown for the murder of her husband near Gates. It is alleged she killed him with a pick. There are 90 persons in county jail in Uniontown as compared with 175 last June. Six are women, among them being Mrs. Smiley. Four boy prisoners are charged with larceny.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, November 15, 1921, page 1, column 6


WOMAN TO FACE CHARGE OF MURDER

The small number of homicide cases will mark the December term of criminal court which opens next Monday morning. There are only two cases listed for trial.

The case of Helen Smiley, negress, charged with the murder of her husband, Frank Smiley, at Maxwell, on June 19 last is scheduled for the opening case. This murder is said to have been one of the most brutal ever committed in the county. The defendant claims to have been drinking and to have no knowledge of the awful crime she is alleged to have committed. It is claimed that she killed her husband with a pick.

Other cases are covered in remainder of article.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, December 2, 1921, page 15, column 1


Second Week of December Court Is Under Way

Article of interest in paragraph 2.

The murder case of Helen Smiley, who is charged with having picked her husband, Frank Smiley, to death at Maxwell, was taken up before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, December 12, 1921, page 1, column 5


Murder Trial Is Begun

Helen Smiley, negress, charged with the murder of her husband, Frank Smiley, at their home at Maxwell on June 19, last, was begun before Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen yesterday and is expected to go to the jury late today. The commonwealth is not seeking a first degree verdict; it was indicated at the start of the trial. The defendant, being without counsel, the Court appointed Attorneys Lee Smith and W. C. McKean to represent her. Mr. and Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Sargo, neighbors, testified to seeing the deceased come into the Smiley yard the day of the killing and carry her into the house, the defendant warning him to let her alone. The deceased, the witnesses testified, was dressed in nothing but an undershirt. Dr. B. H. Baum, county coroner, testified to the condition of the body at the time the post mortem examination was made. The body indicated that a pick or some similar weapon had been used on him. It is expected that the principal testimony will be given today.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, December 13, 1921, page 6, column 6


SELF DEFENSE PLEA ACQUITS MRS. SMILEY

Negress Testifies to Indignities by Husband Whom
She Killed With Pick
JURY OUT FEW MINUTES

Mrs. Helen Smiley, negress, charged with the murder of her husband, Frank Smiley, at their home in Maxwell last June 19, was acquitted by a jury late yesterday afternoon on the first ballot. The case went to the jury shortly after 5 o’clock and a verdict was returned at 5:25 o’clock, Judge J. Q. Van Swearingen still being in chambers when the agreement was reached. Mrs. Smiley’s testimony dealt with indecent proposals of her husband to her and his inhuman attacks upon her. A miner’s pick, sharpened at either end was offered in evidence as the weapon used by the defendant in repulsing the husband’s fiendish attacks. According to Mrs. Smiley’s testimony, she met Smiley in Alabama about 1910. A child was born to them and then they cohabited as man and wife. Five years after their common law marriage, they were legally married in Cinderella, W. Va. They resided at different times in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and while at Cinderella, W. Va., in 1918 her husband enlisted and later sailed for France. Indignities, she charged, developed upon his return from the service. She described the events on the day of the murder and alleged demands made by the husband whom she killed, she testified, in self defense. Several other witnesses testified during the day.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 14, 1921, page 1, column 1

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George R. SMILEY ( -1945)

GEORGE R. SMILEY

   George R. Smiley, 66, widely known citizen of Wharton Township, died Tuesday morning at Connellsville State Hospital after a lingering illness. He leaves his father, S. S. Smiley of Elliottsville and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Dice and Mrs. Margaret Barr of Elliottsville, Mrs. Anna Burns of Elwood City, Mrs. Emma Wilkey of Perryopolis and Mrs. Bessie Luginton of Mount Braddock. There will be a prayer at the Gleason funeral home at Uniontown at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and a full service will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the Bethel Brethren Church of Farmington, in charge of Rev. W. S. Hamilton of Dunbar and Rev. B. B. Ludwig. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 7, 1945, page 2, column 3

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Harry M. SMILEY ( -1957)

SMILEY, HARRY M.—Aged 53, of Cleveland, O., and formerly of Lake Lynn, died suddenly, Wednesday, May 8, 1957, in the Bayview Hospital, Cleveland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Johnson Smiley; three sons, Harry, Jr., Cleveland, O.; Ronald and James at home; one brother, Daniel, Pt. Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Pope and Mrs. Dorothy McNatt, Connellsville; one grandchild. Friends are being received in the Herod Funeral Home, Pt. Marion until 9:45 a.m. Saturday when brief services will be held. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 10, 1957, page 26, column 8

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Jack D. SMILEY (1938-2007)

Jack D. Smiley

Jack D. Smiley, 69 years, of Center Township, Pennsylvania, where he resided for 41 years, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at home with his family by his side. He was born January 13, 1938, in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the son of Finley "Bud" Smiley and Lily Cunningham Smiley. Jack was employed for 30 years as a Lab Supervisor for J&L Steelworks, Aliquippa, Pa., and 18 years at Envirotral, Darlington, Pa. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

Preceding Jack in death were his parents, a brother, Danny Smiley, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Betty Jenkins. Surviving Jack is his beloved wife of 42 years, Connie Jane Jenkins Smiley; their son, whom Jack was so proud of, Shawn Smiley and his wife, Alma, of Aliquippa, Pa.; a granddaughter, Niki Smiley, who brought much joy and happiness to Jack's life; a sister, Lori Beth DiDominic, of Fairchance, Pa.; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Carol Cunningham, of Olney, Maryland, and Lois and George Ross, of Middlesex, Pa.; nieces and nephews: Christy and Brad Beckert, of Sharon, Pa., John DoBosh, of San Antonio, Texas, Scott and Danielle Ross, of Richmond, Virginia, George Ross, of Sharon, Pa., and Brett DiDominic, of Fairchance, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and Friends are being received on Tuesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME INC., 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, Pa., 15001 (724-375-0496), where a Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., in the Funeral Home, with the Reverend Marvin Barney, officiating. Private Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made, if desired, in memory of Jack to the American Cancer Society or to the Beaver County Humane Society.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, April 30, 2007

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Jacob Strawn SMILEY Stone  (1908-1922)

JACOB STRAWN SMILEY

JACOB STRAWN SMILEY, aged 14 years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Smiley, of Dunbar, died Wednesday afternoon October 11, 1922 at 1 o’clock at the home of his parents following a weeks illness of a complication of diseases. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mary, Fran and Robert at home; Gladys of West Newton, and Irene of McKeesport. He was a member of The Knights of Honor Class of the M. E. Sunday School of Dunbar and will be missed by a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock from the home of the deceased's uncle, Daniel O. Smiley of Bryson Hill, Dunbar, with the Rev. O. W. Bolton of the Dunbar M. P. church officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, October 12, 1922, page 11

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James SMILEY ( -1899)

DUNBAR DOINGS
Newsy Notes of Interest From the Live Little Furnace Town

James Smiley, an old and respected citizen of Dunbar township, died at his home Monday, aged 74 years. Last week he contracted a bad cold which developed into grip and proved fatal. He is survived by two daughters, both residents of this place. Interment was made in Connellsville Wednesday.

Article continues concerning other news items.


The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday Morning, January 27, 1899, page 8, column 3

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James SMILEY Stone  (1852-1925)

JAMES SMILEY

James Smiley, aged 73, passed away at his home in Georges Township, Thursday evening August 6, 1925 at 8 o'clock, following a stroke and paralysis which he suffered three weeks ago. Deceased was widely known in Georges township, having been born and reared there. He was the son of the late James and Dinah Smith Smiley. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Smiley, and the following children: Harry of Uniontown; Thomas of Yakima, Washington; James, of Winfield, Ia.; Mrs. Vincent McMechen, of El Paso, Texas; John C of Uniontown; Mrs. Grove H. Moore, of Worthington, Ohio; Edgar S. of Yakima, Wash.; J. Russell, of Uniontown and Arthur D., of Uniontown. Two children preceded him in death. One brother, J. N. Smiley, of Fairchance, and the following sisters also survive; Mrs. Harriet A. Hague of Albany, Oregon; Mrs. J. N. Freed, of Connellsville; Mrs. Emily C. Stewart, of Fairchance, and Mrs. Alice Martin, of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by internment in the Tent Cemetery, in Georges Township.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, August 7, 1925, page 5, column 4

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James SMILEY Stone  (1868-1945)

JAMES SMILEY

James Smiley, 77, died at 11:15 o'clock Sunday night, December 17, 1945, at his home in Speers Hill, Dunbar, after an extended illness. He was born Sept 21, 1868, at Dunbar, a son of the late John and Celeste Miller Smiley and lived in that vicinity all of his life. He was a member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church at Dunbar. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Priscilla Miller Smiley and the following children; Mrs. C. C. Peifer of Poke, Mrs. Homer Lowe of Pittsburgh, Frank at home, and Robert of Dunbar; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Dora Smiley, and Mrs. John Maloy, both of Dunbar, and one brother Morris Smiley of Pittsburgh. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 17, 1945, page 2, column 3


SMILEY FUNERAL

The funeral service for James Smiley will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the family home, Speers Hill, Dunbar. Rev. William Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 19, 1945, page 2, column 3

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James SMILEY Stone  (1915-1958)

J. P. Smiley Dies At 43

James P. Smiley, 43, owner of a Uniontown dental laboratory, died at 11:45 last night in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was a resident of 58 Byrer Ave., and a member of Asbury Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; four children, Edgar, Marilyn, Linda and Joanne, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Smiley, Fairchance; four brothers, Finley of Uniontown, Glenn of Fairchance, George of Youngstown, Ohio, and Owen of Scranton, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Isa Fields of Uniontown and Mrs. Kenneth (Eleanor) Blystone of Fairchance. Funeral services, under the direction of the Ferguson Funeral Home, are incomplete.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, June 12, 1958, page 6, column 4


Smiley Rites Sunday, 2:30

Funeral services have been arranged for James P. Smiley, 43, owner of the Smiley Dental Laboratory of Uniontown, who died late Wednesday night in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received after 7 o’clock this evening in the Ferguson Funeral Home. Services will be held there Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. A. J. Howes, pastor of Asbury Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Fayette Lodge 228, F&AM, will conduct ritualistic services in the funeral home tonight at 8 o’clock.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, June 13, 1958, page 1, column 7

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James Bruce SMILEY (1927-1961)

J. B. SMILEY, JR.

James Bruce Smiley, Jr., 34, of 2814 West Crawford Ave., died suddenly at 1 a.m. today at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1927, at Trotter, a son of James Bruce and Bessie Frazier Smiley and live in this vicinity all of his life. His father is Fayette County surplus food administrator. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul R. C. Church. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Eugene of Scranton and John of Juniata. The body will be at the Munk funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where a prayer service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday followed by requiem high mass in St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9 a.m. with the Rev. John Sabol officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 4, 1961, page 3, column 4

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James Finley SMILEY ( -1958)

J. F. Smiley Dies At 92

Funeral services will be held Sunday for James F. Smiley, 92 year-old Fairchance man who died Thursday in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Smiley was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and Trinity Methodist Church, where he was a former teacher and Sunday Shool superintendent. He also was a former teacher in the Fairchance Church of the Brethren. Mr. Smiley was a blacksmith for U. S. Steel Corp. in his younger years and was the first funeral director in Fairchance. He formerly owned a livery stable and furniture store in Fairchance. Friends will be received today after 7 p.m. in the Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Homer Weaver and the Rev. Herman David will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Friday, November 14, 1958, page 13, column 2

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James M. SMILEY (1921-1996)

James M. Smiley, 75, formerly of Uniontown, died Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at his home in Ligonier, PA. He was born September 12, 1921, in Uniontown, PA., son of J. Russell and Laura Silbaugh Smiley. His wife, the former Leslie Shotzbarger, died in 1984.He was graduated from Uniontown High School in 1939 and served in World War II in the United States Air Force in North Africa and Italy. Mr. Smiley formerly owned and operated Rainbow Park in Haydentown, PA. He was a member of American Legion Post 267 as well as Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 742.He is survived by four daughters: Deborah Smiley and husband, Eric Chamberlain, of Wolfeboro, N.H., Virginia Smiley of Pittsburgh, Janice Smiley and husband, Dale Churby, of Washington, PA., Susan Smiley of Washington, PA; five grandchildren, and a sister, Sara, and her husband, Paul B. Wood of Uniontown. Services were held Friday, October 25, at 11 a.m. in the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC, 144 East Main St., Ligonier, PA. Interment was in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.


The Morning Herald—The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 22, 1996

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Jefferson N. SMILEY (1857-1937)

J. P. Smiley Dies At 43

Jefferson N. Smiley, aged 78 years, died at his home in Fairchance, Thursday night, April 15, at 11 o'clock following an illness of 13 weeks. Mr. Smiley was a member of one of the pioneer Fayette County families and was widely known and highly respected throughout the county. He was born on August 2, 1857, the son of James and Diana Smith Smiley. For many years, until he retired from active work, he was a progressive and prosperous Fayette County farmer. The Smiley family, dating back several generations, were natives of Georges Township. Mr. Smiley was born on the Smiley farm where York Run now stands. He suffered a stroke 13 weeks ago but until less than a week ago seemingly showed improvement and members of the family were hopeful for his recovery. Several days ago, however, he suffered a relapse and gradually grew weaker until the end came last night. Three sons and one daughter survive. They are Darrell W. Smiley of Uniontown, Lloyd D. Smiley of Savannah, Georgia and Justus J. Smiley of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary D. Darby of Fairchance. A sister Mrs. Alice Smiley Barton, resides in Uniontown. There are six surviving grandchildren. Mr. Smiley was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church being affiliated with the Fairchance church. He was active in church and community affairs. His passing comes as a great shock to the community of which he so long had been an influential and helpful part. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 16, 1937


Impressive Services Are Held For J. N. Smiley

With hundreds of relatives and friends gathered at his late home in Fairchance, impressive funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Jefferson N. Smiley who died on April 15 as a result of complications which followed an apoplectic stroke. Mr. Smiley, a native of the community, had lived in retirement for several years but had devoted the greater part of his life to farming. Beautiful floral tributes were significant of the esteem in which the prominent Fayette Contain was held by his friends, the room being banked high with the magnificent baskets and set-pieces. In charge of the services were Rev. Dewey Smitley, of the Fairchance Presbyterian Church, and the Reverend CDA Hon of the Smithfield Presbyterian Church. The pallbearers were six nephews; J. R. Smitley, John Smitley and Louis Alton all of Uniontown; Arthur Freed of Connellsville; Harry Hosted of Walnut Hill and Charles P. Stewart, of Dormant. Internment was in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery in Smithfield.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, April 20, 1937

Burial Records Mt Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Buried Lot 1172

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Jennet E. SMILEY Stone  (1905-1965)

MRS. JENNET SMILEY

   Mrs. Jennet E. Smiley, 59, of Wheeler, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born February 19, 1905, in Wheeler, a daughter of the late John and Jennet Crayton Watson. Surviving are a son, Patrick Henry, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Florence) Rosensteel of Trotter, Mrs. Donald (Winifred) Hoyman of Acme and Mrs. Charles (Frances) Grimm of Harrisburg; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Albert Watson and Amos Watson of Connellsville and John of Fayette City, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Clark of Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis B. in 1955. The body is at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Saint Aloysius R. C. Church, Dunbar, with the Rev. Vincent J. Rocco Officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, January 12, 1965, page 13, column 4

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John SMILEY ( -1871)

DIED

  SMILEY— In Monmouth City, Ill., January 4th, 1871, John Smiley, formerly of Tyrone tp., Fayette County, aged about 69 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, February 9, 1871, Vol. IV, No. 5, page 3, column 8

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John P. SMILEY Stone  (1844-1919)

JOHN P. SMILEY

John P. Smiley, 74 years old, one of the best-known residents of Dunbar, died this morning at 9:15 o’clock at the family residence. He had been failing in health for six months but was abel to be about, coming to Connellsville last Wednesday to witness the military parade. Mr. Smiley had resided at Dunbar for a number of years and was held in high esteem by his wide circle of friends. For some time he was a blacksmith at the American Manganese company plant at Dunbar, but had not worked of late on account of his poor health. The following children survive: James and Daniel Smiley, Dunbar; Morris Smiley, Pittsburg; Mrs. E. B. Springer, Uniontown; Mrs. John Murphy, Dunbar, and Miss Dora Smiley, at home. Mrs. Smiley died about two years ago.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, July 14, 1919, page 2, column 5


JOHN P. SMILEY

The funeral of John P. Smiley will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence at Dunbar, with interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, July 15, 1919, page 2, column 6

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John W. SMILEY Stone  (1864-1916)

J. W. SMILEY

J. W. Smiley, 51 years old, a well known resident of Dunbar township, died Saturday at his home near Leisenring following a stroke of paralysis suffered over a week ago. Requiem high mass was celebrated this morning from St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Dunbar. Interment in St. Aloysius cemetery. Mr. Smiley was born at Dunbar, August 28, 1864, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smiley. He was employed by the H. C. Frick Coke Company and was well known throughout the coke region. In addition to his widow he is survived by the following children: Frank, Porter, Leroy, and Morris, of Dunbar; Winifred, Mary Ellen and Dora, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Smiley of Dunbar; three brothers, James, Daniel and Morris Smiley, and two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Springer and Mrs. John Maloy, all of Dunbar.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, May 25, 1916, page 5, column 7

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Katie Jane Warnick SMILEY Stone  (1870-1944)

MRS. J. R. SMILEY

   Mrs. Katie J. Smiley, age 74 years, wife of John R. Smiley, died suddenly Monday evening at her home in Dunbar shortly after retiring. She was born in Garrett Co., Md., near Boswell, on June 10, 1870, daughter of the late Ashford and Catherine Barnes Warnick and had resided in Dunbar the past 70 years. She leaves her husband John R. Smiley; one son, James Warnick of near Pleasant Valley Country Club; three step-children, Mary V. Smiley of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Robert Gildroy of Dunbar, and J. R. Smiley with the Armed Forces in France. There are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the sister of Z. S. Warnick of Haddenville and Rev. E. W. Warnick of San Bernardino, CA. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs. Smiley was a member of the Methodist Church.

Note: Buried in Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville, Section F-193


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 18, 1944

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Laura A. SMILEY ( -1969)

MRS. LAURA SMILEY

Mrs. Laura A. Smiley, 76, of Uniontown died in the Laurel Rest Home, Uniontown. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church and Laurette Lodge No. 178, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, James M. of Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Paul B. (Sara) Wood of Uniontown; seven grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers, including Carl D. Silbaugh of Uniontown. She was the widow of Atty. J. Russell Smiley.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, May 24, 1969, page 11, column 2

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Lilly P. Cunningham SMILEY Stone  (1913-2000)

Lilly P. Smiley

Lilly P. (Cunningham) Smiley, 87, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at home. She was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Fairchance, Pa., daughter of the late Ross and Sarah Kissinger Cunningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Finley (Bud) Smiley on May 26, 1987; a son, Danny Smiley in 1946; and four brothers, William, James, Charles and Edward Cunningham. Surviving are two children, Jack D. Smiley and his wife, Connie of Monaca, Pa., and Lora Beth DiDominic of Fairchance, Pa.; two grandsons, Shawn Smiley and his wife, Alma of Aliquippa, Pa., and Brett F. DiDominic of Fairchance, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Smiley of Aliquippa, Pa.; two sisters, Mabel Bowers of Fairchance, Pa., and Grace Smiley of Nokesville, Va.; two brothers, Milton Cunningham of Fairchance, Pa., and Ralph Cunningham of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smiley was a member of the Fairchance Church of the Brethren. The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., on Friday, July 7, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, July 8, 2000, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Harrison Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, July, 2000

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Madison R. SMILEY ( -1951)

Retired Railroad Conductor Dies
Services Monday For M. R. Smiley

M. R. (Mack) Smiley, 84, retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad conductor, died Friday afternoon, December 7, 1951, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Angell, Fairchance, following a brief illness. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Smiley, he leaves in addition to the daughter, a son, J. M. Smiley, Wilkinsburg; two brothers, James P. Smiley, Fairchance; Bruce Smiley, Uniontown; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Breakiron, New York; Mrs. Margaret Kincaid, Youngwood; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends are being received after 4 o’clock today in the Wagner-Cooley Funeral Home, Fairchance, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday. The Rev. LeRoy Myers will officiate. Burial will follow in the Huffman cemetery, Smithton.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, December 8, 1951, page 1, column 7

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Mary SMILEY ( -1923)

MRS. MARY SMILEY

Mrs. Mary Smiley, 61 years old, wife of Harry Smiley, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home in Uniontown. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Philip L., and I. C. Bixler, to a former marriage, both of Uniontown, and two sisters, Mrs. David Baer of Masontown and Mrs. David Graham of Mount Vernon, O.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 18, 1923, page 6, column 7

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Mary SMILEY ( -1924)

MRS. MARY SMILEY

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Mrs. Mary Smiley, 48 years of age died Sunday morning at 7 o’clock at her home at Mount Braddock following a stroke of paralysis suffered about a week ago. She was the widow of John Smiley who died in 1917. She is survived by the following children, Mary Ellen, Winifred, Dorothy, Daniel, Porter, Blair and Morris at home, and Leroy at San Antonio.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday Morning, March 20, 1924, page 6, column 3


MRS. MARY SMILEY

The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Smiley was held this morning from her home at Mount Braddock, with requiem mass at 9 o’clock at the St. Aloysius Church at Dunbar. Interment was made in the church cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, March 19, 1924, page 2, column 4

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bullet Mary Dunn SMILEY Stone  died in 1923. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SMILEY, MRS. JEFFERSON

Mrs. Mary DUNN SMILEY, mother of D. W. SMILEY, chief clerk in the county commissioners’ office and the Republican nominee at the coming election for the office of prothonotary died Thursday at her home at Fairchance.  She was the wife of Jefferson SMILEY and a daughter of the late Justus and Mary A. DUNN.  Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and one daughter.  

Courier  Thurs.  11-1-1923


Mary Elizabeth SMILEY (1878-1928)

MRS. MARY E. SMILEY DIES AFTER STROKE
ON MISSION OF LOVE

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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smiley, 48 years old, wife of George D. Smiley, died at 10 o’clock AM, Monday at her home at 119 South Church place. She was stricken Saturday night at about 9 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Daniel Calvey at Trotter where she had gone with the Christian Mothers to recite the rosary for Mrs. Calvey who had met death in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Smiley was born in Sheridan, Ohio, May 23, 1878, the daughter of Andrew and Bella Rice Stader. She had resided in the Connellsville district for 21 years. Until six years ago, she lived at Dunbar, coming to Connellsville. Mrs. Smiley was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Christian Mothers and Coke Queen Lodge Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. In addition to her husband, there are two sons and two daughters, John, Anna and Marie at home and J. B. Smiley of Trotter. There are five brothers, John, Charles and Morris Strader of Latrobe and Joseph and William Stader of Pittsburg, Mrs. Anna Wolfe of Grand Junction, Colo., and Mrs. Cecelia Hines of Steubenville, Ohio, are sisters.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 7, 1928, page 6, column 2

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Nancy SMILEY ( -1898)

DUNBAR DOINGS

October 29—Mrs. Nancy Smiley aged 83 years, died Wednesday, October 25.1898, of old age. Deceased is survived by four daughters, all residents of this section. The funeral service occurred yesterday at 1 o'clock from her late residence in Dunbar Township. Rev. D. W. Swigart pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. Internment took place in Hill grove Cemetery, Connellsville


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 29, 1898, page 1


Dunbar—Oct. 20—Mrs. Nancy Smiley, aged 88 years, died Wednesday, October 25, 1898, of old age. Deceased is survived by four daughters, all residents of this section. The funeral services occurred yesterday from her late residence in Dunbar Township. Rev. D.W. Swigart of the Baptist Church, officiated. Interment took place in the Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 29, 1898, page 1


Notes from contributor:
  Parents were both born in Ireland
  Nancy could read but not write
  Burial--section E-106

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Patrick H. SMILEY (1938-2010)

Patrick H. Smiley
Scottdale

Patrick H. Smiley, 72, of Scottdale, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 1, 2010, at his residence while being comforted by his family. He was born May 24, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Francis Blair and Janet E. Watson Smiley, who died Oct. 25, 1955, and Jan. 10, 1965, respectively. Smiley was a member of the Vanderbilt Church of Christ. He was a retired laborer with GAL Construction of Belle Vernon with 12 years of service. His memberships consist of the Scottdale Sons of Italy, Scottdale Eagles 1007, Scottdale Elks BPOE 777 and the American Legion Post 240 of Scottdale. He also belonged to the Connellsville American Legion Post 301 and Heavy Construction Union, Local 1058, of Pittsburgh. Smiley was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing for many years at his cabin, "Camp Dewey" in Elliotsville, Pa. Smiley leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted companion and special friend of 12 years, Donna Swank, with whom he resided; Donna's children, Jeffrey A. Swank and his wife, Wendy, of Everson, and their daughter, Cayden, whom Smiley dearly loved and called his "Umpah Girl", and Amy Jo Brown and her husband, Douglas, of McClure; his pet dog, Shasta; his brother-in-law, Donald Hoyman, of Acme; two sisters, Florence "Toots" Rosensteel, of Dickerson Run, and Frances "Dolly" Grimm and her husband, Charles, of Fairchance; his children, Patrick "Nipper" Smiley Jr. and his wife, Sherry, of Acme, Tammy Hefner and her husband, Daniel, of Stahlstown, Debra Emert and her husband, Ronald, of Krigger, and Billie Jo "B.J." Smiley, of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Smiley was preceded in death by daughter, Sylvia Lorriane "Lori" Smiley, on Aug. 17, 1984; brother, John William "Bill" Smiley, in 1950; and sister, Winifred Agnes "Winnie" Hoyman, on March 10, 1996. Smiley's family and friend are invited from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, at which time his memorial service will begin with Pastor Kenneth Butts officiating. In lieu of flowers, Smiley's family suggests memorials may be made to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, 3520 Route 30, Building 3, Irwin, PA 15642, in memory of Patrick Smiley.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, September 3, 2010

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Priscilla A. SMILEY Stone  (1871-1945)

MRS. PRISCILLA SMILEY

Mrs. Priscilla A. Smiley - 72 years old died at 11:40 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home, Second Street, Speers Hill, Dunbar. She had not been well since last September when she fell and broke a leg. Her husband, James Smiley, died December 17. Two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Peifer of Polk and Mrs. Homer Lowe of Pittsburgh; two sons, Frank Smiley at home and Robert Smiley at home and nine grandchildren survive. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the home with Rev. William Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Church at Dunbar, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, December 26, 1945

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Rachel SMILEY ( -1902)

MRS RACHEL SMILEY

FAIRCHANCE, AUG 9, 1902

Mrs. Rachel Smiley died at her home near Leathermans School, Friday morning, August 8, 1902 in her 81st year. She was the widow of James Smiley, deceased and leaves behind the following children: Richard at home, Smith of Wharton, William of Illinois, Mrs. Thomas Finley and Mrs. William Hess of Fairchance, and Mrs. Sallie Smiley of Allegheny. She also leaves three brothers and one sister. Funeral at 2 p.m. from her residence.


Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 9, 1902

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Richard W. SMILEY ( -1929)

Richard Smiley Dies

Richard W. Smiley, 77 years old, of Fairchance, died Friday morning of complications of diseases.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, June 13, 1929, page 5, column 4

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Robert E. 'Moose' SMILEY (1927-2007)

Robert E. "Moose" Smiley

Robert E. "Moose" Smiley, 79, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa., passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at his home. He was born December 11, 1927, in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., son of the late John C. and Georgia Idella Baer Smiley.

Surviving are his beloved companion, Marnie Luther; a brother, John Smiley; and two sisters, Ruth Rohm, of Florida, and Dorothy Hine, of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa.; his adopted daughter-in-law and husband, Kaye and Tom Gross, of Confluence, Somerset County, Pa.; five adopted grandchildren, Vikki Lynne Huber, of Texas, Mary Anne Worthington, of Fairless Hills, Pa., Wendie Harper, of Sellersville, Pa., Tom Gross, Jr., of Quakertown, Pa., Nan Nita Ricci, of Gilbertsville, Pa., and best friend, Justin Malik, of Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.

Robert was self-employed as a photographer, was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during World War II. He bowled in the Manor Majors since 1959 without missing a single season and bowled a 300 game at the age of 72.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m., when Services will be held, with Pastor Dale Reddick, officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Allegheny's, Bridgeville, Pa.


©The Herald Standard 2007, Uniontown, PA, January 12, 2007

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Robert R. SMILEY, Jr. (1935-2009)

Robert R. Smiley
Dunbar

Robert R. Smiley Sr., 73, of Dunbar Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his residence. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Dunbar, a son of the late Robert W. and Clara H. (Raupach) Smiley. He was Baptist by faith and attended the Dunbar Baptist Church. Robert was formerly employed as a truck driver by Pleasant Trucking for many years and recently worked as a truck driver for Cavanaugh Trucking. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Dunbar American Legion Hughes Post 146 and a member of the Juniata Sportsman Club. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mildred "Jean" (Ottenberg) Smiley; sons, Robert R. Smiley Jr., Michael Smiley and Richard (Loretta) Smiley, all of Dunbar; grandchildren, Kaitan, Tyler, Keely and Christopher Smiley; brothers, Wallace Smiley, Frank (Bobby Jean) Smiley, both of Dunbar, and Charles (Pricilla) Smiley, of South Connellsville; sister, Peggy (Floyd) Deeter, of South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Flatwoods Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Robert Scott SMILEY, Jr. ( -2009)

ROBERT SCOTT SMILEY

Robert Scott Smiley of Mount Lebanon, originally from Uniontown, passed away on Sunday May 31, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Patricia 'Patsy' Smiley; devoted father of Suzann L. Smiley of Pittsburgh and Sherry (Michael) Heffner of Boston, MA; loving grandfather of Cameron, Henry and Natalie; brother of Bruce Smiley. Scott, as he was affectionately known, began his career with the Army Corps of Engineers in 1964 after graduating from Davis and Elkins College with his BA in Civil Engineering. In 1966 he was drafted into the Army and served until 1968 when he returned to the Corps of Engineers. In 1988 he was promoted to Project Manager; in 1999 he was selected to position GS-14 Assistant Chief; and in 2000 he became Chief of Programs and Project Management until his retirement in 2003. Friends will gather at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh), Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Services & Interment will be private.


©The Herald Standard 2009, Uniontown, PA, June 2, 2009

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Sally Jean Garletts SMILEY (1938-2000)

Sally Garletts Smiley

Sally Jean Garletts Smiley, 61, of Dunbar, Pa., died Friday, February 25, 2000, in Fay-West Health System's Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born June 11, 1938, in Dunbar, Pa., daughter of Wilbur Garletts and Evelyn Jolliffe Garletts. She was a homemaker and a member of Pechin Chapel. A daughter, Michelle L. Smiley, a son, Mark D. Smiley, brothers, George and Richard Garletts, and her parents are deceased. She is survived by children: Ronald K. Smiley and wife, Janice, of Hopwood, Pa., Charles L. Smiley Jr. of Dunbar, Larry K. Smiley of Connellsville, Pa., Kimberly S. McDonough and husband, David, of Dunbar; grandchildren: Christopher R. Turek and Sydney N. McDonough; brothers: Ronald, Wilbert, Gary, and Keith Garletts; sisters: Hilda Garletts, Sandy Rutter, and Donna Cole; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, March 1, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.


©The Herald Standard 2000, Uniontown, PA, February, 2000

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Samuel F. SMILEY ( -1966)

SMILEY, SAMUEL F.— Age 85 years, died December 27, 1966 in the St. Barnabas Home, 5327 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, Pa. He was formerly from Fairchance. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. William Whitford of Aspinwall; three brothers, David Hess of Uniontown; Guther and Waitman Hess, both of Verona. Friends are being received in the Chapel of St Barnabas Home, Gibsonia, Pa., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Fairchance Cemetery under the direction of Walters Funeral Home, Mars, Pa.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, December 28, 1966, page 27, column 8

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Sarah Ann Robinson SMILEY Stone  (1858-1939)

MRS. SARAH SMILEY

Mrs. Sarah Ann Smiley, 83, widow of James Smiley, died at her home in Morgantown road, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Her husband died 14 years ago. Mrs. Smiley, a daughter of the late Thomas and Harriet Robinson of Springhill township, was a member of the Tent Presbyterian church. She is survived by seven sons and two daughters: Harry, at home; Thomas R. and Edgar S. Smiley, Yakima, Wash.; James A. Smiley, Winfield, Iowa; Mrs. Vincent McMechen, El Paso, Texas; John J. Russell and Arthur D. Smiley, Uniontown, and Mrs. Grover H. Moore, Worthington, O. A sister, Mrs. Martha Conn, Gans; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home, Rev. David Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Tent cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday, June 6, 1939, page 27, column 1

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Sarah Ann Smiley
Succumbs Monday

   Mrs. Sarah Ann Smiley, aged 83 years and nine months, widow of James Smiley, died at her home in the Morgantown road, Monday afternoon, June 5, 1939, at 4 o’clock of a complication of diseases. Her husband died 14 years ago. Mrs. Smiley, the daughter of the late Thomas and Harriet Robinson of Springhill township had been a devoted member of the Tent Presbyterian church. She is survived by seven sons and two daughters. Harry at home; Thomas R. and Edgar S. Smiley of Yakima, Wash; James A. Smiley of Winfield, Iowa; Mrs. Vincent McMechen of El Paso, Texas; John, J. Russell and Arthur D. Smiley, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Grove H. Moore of Worthington, O. A sister, Mrs. Martha Conn of Gans; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Her husband, a daughter and a son preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home, Rev. David Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Tent cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 6, 1939, page 1, column 5

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Thelma Jean Cole SMILEY Stone  (1930-2005)

THELMA JEAN (COLE) SMILEY

Thelma Jean (Cole) Smiley, 74, of Dunbar, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, Pa. She was a graduate of Dunbar High School, Class of 1949. Prior to her retirement, Thelma was employed by Anchor Hocking Glass Plant as a carton assembler. She is survived by husband, Wallace L. Smiley; two sons, Kenneth Smiley and wife, Janice and Terry Smiley and fiancée, Stephanie Check, all of Dunbar; a daughter, Deborah Flight and husband, Walter of Cheshire, Conn.; two grandchildren; a sister, Betty Cole of Uniontown; mother-in-law, Clara Smiley, of Connellsville; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 10 a.m. Thursday, the hour of the funeral service.


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

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William R. 'Bill' SMILEY (1922-2004)

William R. "Bill" Smiley

William R. "Bill" Smiley, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Beverly HealthCare Center, Uniontown. He was born August 5, 1922, in Georges Township, the son of the late Arthur (Dewey) Smiley and Ruth Sibert Smiley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William R. Smiley Jr.; and a sister, Cora Smiley. He was a graduate of Uniontown High School, Class of 1940, and had attended Ohio University. Bill served with the Army 8th Air Corps in the European Theatre during World War II, was a pilot on a B-24 Bomber and flew 30 combat missions over Europe. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, a former pilot for American Airlines, and retired from West Penn Power, after 20 years of service on the Line Crew. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Dolores McDonaugh Smiley; a daughter, Carol Edenfield and husband, Alfred of Cedar Park, Texas; one grandson, Robert Pearson of Cedar Park, Texas; his aunt, Velma Springer of Uniontown; a sister-in-law, Ann Knoyer of Wheeling, W.Va.; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.


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

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John SMILIE, Jr. ( -1852)

September 9, 1852—Died at the residence of his brother-in-law, in Dunbar Township, on the 4th inst., John Smilie, Jr. in the 27th year of his age.


Fayette County Pennsylvania Newspaper Extracts 1805 — 1854 by Jean R. Rentmeister, page 20

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Robert SMILIE, Sr. (1767-1851)

DIED

   On Thursday, the 16th ult., Mr. Robert Smilie, Sr., of Tyrone township, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. Smilie was born July 6th, 1767; his father, Mr. John Smilie, emigrated from Lancaster county in the year 1781, when the deceased was a boy only 14 years old. From that time to the period of his death he resided on the same farm. One of the early settlers of this county, he endured the privations and sufferings incident to a pioneer life. He was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. For the last twenty years he was a consistent and pious member of the Methodist Protestant Church, and at length full of years and of hope, he laid down his life in pence, leaving a widow and eight children, with a numerous circle of friend and acquaintances, to mourn his loss. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, November 6, 1851, Vol. II, No. 2, page 3, column 1

Contributed by Roy Lockart


Albert R. SMITH ( -1931)

   Albert R. Smith, freight representative of the Monongahela division, Pennsylvania railroad, was found dead in bed at his home in Clairton avenue Wednesday morning, May 20, 1931, when his wife, Mrs. Zetha Smith summoned him for breakfast. Mr. Smith was 46 years old.  His death was due to heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their two children, Dale and Charlyne, have been residents of Uniontown for the last ten years, having moved here at about the time when the Monongahela division offices were transferred to this city. He had been connected with the traffic department of the railroad all of his business career. Several brothers and sisters residing in Pittsburgh survive together with the members of his immediate family. Funeral services will be announced later.

Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1931


SMITH SERVICES

   Funeral services for Albert R. Smith will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock Daylight Saving Time, at the Thomas B. Moreland mortuary chapel, North Highland avenue at Rippey street, Pittsburgh. Rev. E. A. Hodil, pastor of the Third Presbyterian church, Uniontown, will officiate. Burial will be in a Homewood cemetery. The body will be taken to Pittsburgh this afternoon by Funeral Director A. D. Ferguson.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Friday, May 22, 1931, page 11, column 3

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Ann Egnot SMITH (1924-1996)

Ann Egnot Smith

   Ann Egnot Smith, age 73 years, of Leisenring, died Sunday, March 24, 1996, at Weaver Personal Care Center, Lemont Furnace. She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Leisenring, daughter of the late John and Mary Micher Egnot. She was Catholic by faith. She is survived by six brothers, John Egnot of Euclid, Ohio, George of Connellsville, Charles of Brunswick, Ohio, Theodore of Pittsburgh, Eugene of Leisenring and Bernard of South Connellsville; and two sisters, Mary Radlosky and Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Beni, both of Connellsville. She was predeceased by her husband, William Smith; and a brother, Joseph Egnot. At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N Pittsburgh St., Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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

SMITH, ANNA; MRS.
MRS. D. F. SMITH OF POPLAR GROVE CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Anna SMITH, wife of D. F. Smith of Polar Grove, died Wednesday night at 10:35 o’clock at the family home, following a long illness.  She was 75 years old.  MR. SMITH is a pensioner of the H. C. Frick Company.
Besides her husband, the following children survive:  Mrs. Dill GIBSON OF Uniontown, Mrs. S. C. BOSLEY of  Coalbrook, Mrs. H. W. SMITH of Detroit, and William D. SMITH of Coalbrook.  Two sons, George and Sauley DIEHL, are dead.  A brother James SWINK, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry MINER and Mrs. Elizabeth RIGER, also survive.  Two brothers and three sisters are dead.  Twenty-one grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren survive.
Services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house and 2:30 o’clock at Mount Olive Church.  Rev. M. R. TYSON, pastor of the South Connellsville Evangelical Church, and Rev. J. C. BISHOP, pastor of the Paradise Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. 
Courier Fri.  April 1, 1932


Anna Kosanko Protos SMITH (1915-1996)

ANNA PROTOS SMITH

   Anna Kosanko Protos Smith, 81, of Perryopolis R.D. 2 died Monday, June 10, in her home. She is survived by two sons, Arthur G. Protos and fiancée, Hazel, and Andrew E. Protos and wife, Angeline, a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Constance Protos) Erler, all of Perryopolis R.D. 2, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Mary Waite of Erie, Mrs. Elizabeth Lang of Fayette City, Mrs. Helen Shetterley of Streetsboro, Ohio, Mrs. Samuel (Catherine) Esper of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Irene Kosanko Kruczek) Pallo of Stockdale, and three brothers, John Kosanko, Stephen Kosanko, and Joseph Kosanko all of Gillespie. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home Inc., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index for Ann P. Smith:
   Born—– February 22, 1915
   Died—– June 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Barbara F. SMITH (1948-1995)

BARBARA F. SMITH

   Barbara F. “Bunny” Smith, 46, of Normalville R.D. 1 died Monday in Frick Hospital and Community Health Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are her parents, Joseph P. and Bessie M. Smalley Smith; three brothers, Patrick, Geary and Lewis Smith, all of Normalville R.D. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Dixie) Mineo of Holly Hills, Fla., and Mrs. John (Frances) Hensel of Auburndale, Fla. Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., route 711, Melcroft from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– May 21, 1948
   Died—– April, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1995

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C. V. SMITH ( -1924)

   C. V. Smith, 77 years of age, a retired farmer and veterinary surgeon, died Sunday morning at 8 o’clock at his home at West Newton, following a year’s illness with paralysis. He is survived by his wife, and the following sons and daughters: Alva of Mendon, Jesse of West Newton, Mrs. Joseph Layman and Mrs. Frank Waltz of Mendon and Rhoda at home.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, October 2, 1924 page 6 column 7

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bullet Calvin SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

CALVIN SMITH
Funeral services for Calvin Smith, aged 72, who died Saturday, October 28 (23?), 1937, at his home near Trenton, N.J., will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in the home of a sister-in-law, Bessie A. Smith, on the High House-Woodisde <sic> road. Rev. David Hunter will officiate and burial will be in the Jacob Lutheran church cemetery.
Mr. Smith left Fayetet <sic> county 28 years ago and was engaged in structural steel work in New Jersey. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews in Fayette and Allegheny counties.
Mr. Smith was the son of the late John and Mary Smith of High House. He had taught school in both Georges and German townships.


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

Nov. 30th in Bullskin, Tp., Mrs. CATHARINE SMITH wife of John Smith of Small Pox.—Aged 45 years.  She was a member of the United Brethren Church for a number of years.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 25, 1862.


bullet Charles Adison SMITH died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Charles Addison Smith, aged 20 years, three months and 16 days, died at 2:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon, October 11, 1934, in his home at New Geneva, after having been returned here only Wednesday from Mt. Alto South Mountain Sanatorium where he had been a patient for more that a year.  He is survived by his parents, John C. and Verda M. Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the residence at New Geneva.  Rev. M. M. Smith, pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist church, Smithfield, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Mr. Knotts.  Burial in New Geneva cemetery.

Herald 10/12/1934


bullet Charles Sheldon SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has reached Uniontown of the death, Saturday, March 20, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas, of Charles Sheldon Smith.
Mr. Smith was a native of High House, the second son of the late Albert H. and Mary E. Smith.
Receiving his early education in the schools of Fayette county under the tutelage of his father, Mr. Smith obtained his higher education at West Virginia university, Morgantown, after which he taught school for a number of years in Fayette county.
He was principal in the Market street and South Park schools, McKeesport, for 20 years. Eighteen years ago he located in Texas and taught mathematics in the high school at Fort Worth until his retirement in 1935.
Mr. Smith was 67 years old.
Surviving are his widow, Lee McMichael Smith, of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Spate, Fort Worth; and four sons; Ralph, Denton, Texas; Robert, Hazelwood, Pa.; Wallace and Jerome, both residents of McKeesport, together with the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Bessie Hensel, Hickory; Walter Scott Smith, Bingampton, N.Y.; Samuel Willard, Tunnelton, W.Va.; Daniel Ray, of Donora, and Albert Presley Smith, of Connellsville.
Death was attributed to complications extending over a period of years, ?????
(Balance of obit is missing)


Christine SMITH ( -1939)

THREE MEET VIOLENT DEATHS
SUICIDE, RAILROAD ACCIDENT AND MINE BLAST RESPONSIBLE
Nemcolin World War Vet Fatally Shoots Self
After Firing Three Shots Into Former Housekeeper;
Dickerson Run Brakeman Ground to Death Beneath Wheels Of Freight Train;
Dunbar Man Instantly Killed In Mine Accident

A well-known Nemacolin World war veteran and miner, Alonzo Rankin, 48, ended his own life after an unsuccessful attempt to slay his former housekeeper, Mrs. Christine Smith, 40, in a home near Woodside. Suffering three gunshot wounds, Mrs. Smith is given an “even chance” to recover.

Explosion of gas in a mine, near McKeesport, proved fatal to Norman L. Williams, 47, of Dunbar, a veteran electrician and former official of the American Manganese Company, Dunbar.

Dale Dunlap, 26, a Dawson railroad brakeman, was crushed to death between two cars on the Western Maryland line, near Luke, Md.

Alonzo Rankin, 48, war veteran and member of the Nemacolin Local of the United Mine Workers, died at 5:04 Monday evening in Uniontown Hospital from a self-inflicted bullet wound behind the right ear. The woman state police said he attempted to murder, Mrs. Christine Smith of Bucktown, near Waynesburg, and his housekeeper for eight years, is fighting valiantly for her life in the local hospital. She suffered bullet wounds in the side of her neck, left shoulder and left arm.

The shooting occurred Monday morning in the home of Mrs. Bessie Smith, who resides on the Woodside-High House road. State police were told that Mrs. Christine Smith, who had taken care of Rankin’s home for eight years, departed unceremoniously three weeks ago from the home of Mrs. Bessie Smith, a distant relative. Two day ago, Rankin located his former housekeeper and tried to “persuade” her to return to his home. The woman refused. Rankin returned to the Woodside home on Monday morning. His persuasions were again futile.

“I’m asking you for the last time to come back,” Rankin is quoted as saying. “If you don’t, you’ll be sorry,” he added. Mrs. Smith, who weights more than 200 pounds, was apparently unmoved. The other Mrs. Smith was in an adjoining room. Rankin displayed a .22 caliber pistol to punctuate his persuasive method. Mrs. Smith still refused to adhere to his pleas.

Three shots rang out in quick succession; intermingled with the cries of terror from Christine Smith, who crumpled to the floor—shot three times. Mrs. Bessie Smith found Rankin unconscious on the floor, while Christine Smith was pleading for help. Police said the small pistol was near Rankin’s right hand. Dr. J. Holmes Sangston of McClellandtown, after a cursory examination, ordered the couple to the Uniontown Hospital. Bessie Smith told investigating officers, including Trooper John Beck, that she heard the “loud talk in the room” but did not witness the shooting. Christine Smith has not been living with her husband for a number of years. Rankin and his wife also were estranged.

Rankin is survived by his widow, Josephine; one daughter, Genevieve, of Uniontown; a son, George, Daisytown; two sisters, Mrs. W. V. Feather, Smithfield, and Mrs. May Edenfield, Uniontown; and a brother, William, of du Pont, near White Rock. The body was removed to the R. L. Sharp funeral home in Fairchance. Plans for the funeral are incomplete.

Article continues concerning other fatal non-fatal accidents.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 3, 1939, page 1, columns 6&7,
continued to page 2, column 5&6


SECOND VICTIM OF GUNPLAY AT WOODSIDE DIES

Final Chapter in Thwarted Love Affair
Written With Death of Christine Smith
WAR VETERAN SUICIDE

Second and final chapter in a thwarted love affair will be written Thursday morning in Brownsville when funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Christine Smith, 40, who succumbed Monday to bullet wounds inflicted on January 2, by Alonzo Rankin, 46-year-old World war veteran, of near Waynesburg, who then ended his own life.

Mrs. Smith died at 6:12 Monday morning in the Uniontown Hospital from three bullet wounds—the answer from a man who police said had pleaded with her to return as his housekeeper. Rankin turned the gun on himself and died a short time later in the local hospital.

Leaving the Rankin home, in Greene county, shortly before Christmas, Mrs. Smith sought refuge with a distant relative, Mrs. Bessie Smith, near Woodside. Rankin learned of her whereabouts and went to the house on January 2. When Christine Smith, estranged from her husband, refused to return to Rankin’s abode, he shot her and then committed suicide.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Smith are in charge of the J. T. Ross mortuary, Brownsville. The rites have been scheduled for Thursday morning in St. Peter’s church. Burial is to follow in Redstone cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Smith is her husband, address unknown; a daughter, Catherine, of Brownsville, and one sister, Mrs. Richard Minor, of Greene street, Brownsville, where friends will be received until the hour of the funeral.

Rankin, armed with the gun, went to the Smith home Monday, January 2, and pleaded with the woman to return to him. “I’m not coming back—I’ll tell you everything in a letter you’ll get Tuesday,” Trooper John C. Beck, investigating officer, quoted the woman as saying. “Tuesday will be too late. We’ll both be dead then.” Rankin is reported to have said as he drew the revolver and fired three bullets into the woman’s body. He then turned the gun on himself and died a few hours later in the Uniontown hospital.

The woman was rushed to Uniontown hospital suffering two wounds in the left shoulder. A third, which proved fatal after a several day fight for life, entered the nape of the neck. Parts of this slug had scattered, one piece piercing the skull. Semi-conscious and muttering unintelligibly for the last several days, Mrs. Smith’s condition became considerably worse Sunday and she continued to fail rapidly, death coming early Monday morning.

Both Rankin and Mrs. Smith were separated from their respective mates and the latter served as housekeeper in the Rankin home for eight years. Three weeks prior to the tragedy, the woman left her job without any explanation and went to the relative’s home in Woodside where she was finally located by Rankin on January 2 and spurned his pleas to return to him.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Tuesday, January 10, 1939, page 1, column 1,
continued to page 14, column 3

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Clifton E. SMITH ( -2006)

Clifton E. Smith, 70, of Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006. Family and friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and until 11 a.m. Saturday, the Hour of Service, with Pastor Joseph Wingrove, officiating. Interment will follow in Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, Fayette County, Pa.


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

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Daniel SMITH ( -1890)

THE LIVING AND THE ENTOMBED

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

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

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

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

Of the 51 miners who were in the mine at the time of the accident, 30 escaped through the man-way on the left side of the main slope. The fortunate were as follows, William Landy and two sons, William and Morris Jones, and William Yates, Barney and John Cosgrove, Patrick and Terrance Begley, who are brothers of Richard and Joseph Begley, two of the entombed unfortunates, Maurice Pine, James Miller, John McGuill, John Kerwin, Edward Condron, John Boyd, Thos Kelly, George Lowry, James Murphy and Thomas Shearen. The miners who were in the right heading number 31. Their names were as follows:

BEGLEY, JOSEPH DEVANNY, JOHN (1st) McCLARY, JAMES
BEGLEY, RICHARD DEVANNY, JOHN (2nd) McCLARY, THOMAS
CAHILL, PATRICK DEVLIN, PATRICK MITCHELL, JOHN
CAHILL, WILLIAM DEWEY, ELMER McCUEN, JAMES
CAVANAUGH, MARTIN EAGAN, PATRICK McCASHION, DANIEL
COPE, JOHN HAY, DAVID McGILL, ROBERT
COPE, ANDREW HAY, WILLIE SMITH, DANIEL
COURTNEY, PATRICK KENNAN, JOHN SHEAREN, DANIEL
COURTNEY, JOHN JOY, JOHN X. SHEAREN, JAMES
DAVIS, DAVID MAUST, BARNEY TURNEY, MILTON
DAVIS, THOMAS

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

The unfortunate men were residents of Dunbar and vicinity. They were chiefly of English Irish and Scotch descent, no Hungarians or Poles having ever been employed at these works. Many of them owned their neat little homes and those who were not native born were naturalized. They were a frugal honest body of workmen, and were above the average miners in intelligence and thrift. They were personally known to nearly every resident of Dunbar and vicinity. Almost all were married and fathers of families ranging in numbers from one to ten children. The following gives more in detail the condition of the families left fatherless by the sad calamity.

Article includes individual accounts for each victim. For complete text, see David Davis.

Daniel Smith was the only support of a small family of children. He was about 40 years old and lived near the mine.


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

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

THE HILL FARM TOMB

Yields Up Its Dead After Nearly Two
Years of Searching

TWENTY-THREE BODIES FOUND

Death Came Quickly and Painlessly in the
Shape of Black Damp

THE GHASTLY SIGHTS SEEN IN THE PIT

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

   MANY ANXIOUS AND more curious people will assemble at the ill- fated Hill Farm mine this morning to witness the removal of the bodies of the victims of the disaster of June 16th, 1890, the long and weary search for which ended yesterday in the recovery of all but six of the twenty-nine. The flat in which these bodies were found was reached late Wednesday afternoon. The air was horrible and no attempt was made to pursue the search beyond the first few bodies.

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


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

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Daniel R. SMITH ( -1996)

DANIEL R. SMITH

   Daniel R. Smith, 66, of Perryopolis, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, at 4:50 p.m., in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He is survived by two daughters, Diane Dickens and Donna Emken, both of Palm Bay, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Mae Harris of Perryopolis, Mrs. Wayne (Robina) Moe of Warren, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Lou Crowe of Clearwater, Fla.; and three brothers, William Donahue of Mantua, N.J., Arthur Clark of Washington, Pa., and John Huber of Dayton, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Blair-Lowther funeral Home, Inc., Perryopolis, on Friday, Feb. 23, 1996, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 24, 1996 until 11 a.m., the hour of service.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, February, 1996

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bullet Diana E. SMITH obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Mrs. Diana E. Smith, mother of Mrs. Florence Dils of this city died at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening May 3 at her home in South Greensburg.  Death came in the 76th year of life.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Dils, the deceased leaves her husband, Davis S. Smith and the following children, W.B. Smith and Mrs. Anna Russner, both of South Greensburg, and E.S. Lewis Smith of Carnegie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon in the Harold Reform Church, in Hempfield Township, near Greensburg.  Burial will be in the Harrold cemetery.


Earl Leonard SMITH (1921-1995)

EARL LEONARD SMITH

   Earl Leonard Smith, 74, of 3413 Greenbluff Road, Zellwood Fla., died Saturday, June 24, 1995, at home. He was born June 24, 1921, in Morgantown, W.Va. Mr. Smith moved from Towsen, Md., to central Florida in June 1985 and was a retired State Farm Insurance Company agent. He was a Mason, Scottish Rite of Maryland, and Bahia Shrine Temple in Orlando, Fla., charter member of the Florida Hospital Golf Marshals, Zellwood Station Red Caps, Zellwood Golf Association, and Christian Fellowship Group. A veteran of World War II who served with the U.S. Navy’s Beach Battalion, he took part in landings in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and the D-Day invasion at Normandy Coast. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty S. Bowman Smith, who was formerly of Smithfield, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Charlotte) Reams of Richmond, Va.; a son, Earl Leonard Smith Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; and grandchildren, Hugh D. Reams, Molly Bowman Reams, and Timothy Reams all of Richmond, Va., and Christopher Paul Smith of Baltimore, Md. A memorial Service, which will be held in Baltimore, Md., will be announced.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1995

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Eben G. SMITH ( -1831)

DIED, of a Pulmonary, disease, on Tuesday, morning the 11st instant, in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland, County, late of Connellsville, Fayette, Co., EBEN G. SMITH, in the 23d year of his age. He was respected by all, and most esteemed by those who knew him best. Weep not for him, who from suffering and sorrow, We trust hath fled, to the clime of content and accord, Whose spirit in Heaven, new brilliance shall borrow, For blessed are they who have died in the Lord. But rejoice that the sorrows of life are now ended, That he never shall feel of affliction the rod, That with angels his spirit to bliss hath ascended, To dwell with the Lamb in the garden of God. Rejoice! That the angels affliction can never, Confine him again, to a slumberless bed, And that he shall dwell with the Saviour forever, When the last peal of thunder shall waken the dead.    (COMMUNICATED)


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, October 17, 1831, Vol. XI, New Series, Vol. III, No. 147-43, page 3, column 3

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Elaine S. SMITH (1925-2011)

   Elaine S. Smith, age 86, of Uniontown passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 in her home. She was born October 7, 1925 in Baltimore, MD to Walter Hershel Schaefer and Carrie “Blanche” Fritz Schaefer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith, who died September 3, 1988. She and her husband John were married for 39 years. She was a graduate of Uniontown Area High School with the class of 1944. Elaine was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Trustee and helped with many dinners. She was a member of AMVETS Post 103 Auxiliary; American Legion Post 278 Auxiliary; Interfaith Care Givers; Retired Bell Telephone Operators and a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1947. Elaine and her late husband, John were owners of the Skylark Hotel on Rt. 119, Smithfield, Pa. Elaine is survived by her children, Virginia Grubbs and husband, Timothy of Uniontown, PA and Warren Smith and wife Deborah of Smithfield, PA; Gran dchildren, Cynthia Bossart, Michelle Pierce, Ethan, Cara Cellurale, Bethany, Jonathan, Meghan and Kaine, Great-grandchildren, Paige, Madison, Heather, Danielle, Maria, James, Mia and Bailey and sisters, Amy Horby of Dallas, TX, Dora Schaefer Cassety, New York, NY and Dr. Esther Lauer of St. Louis, MO and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown PA, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3, 2011 2 until 4 PM and 7 until 9 PM and on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 10 until 11 AM. A service celebrating Elaine’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM with Rev. Michael I. Orsted officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ginny Helisek, Nina Gratson, Marcie Sangston (special cousin, Hospice nurse, Diane Humbert and to all the staff at Fayette Home Care. The family suggests that donations may be made to Interfaith Caregivers. Condolences may be sent to the family at adferguson.com.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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bullet Elizabeth SMITH died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)

Elizabeth Smith
Ill with pneumonia for just a week, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, well known Fayette City resident, who reached 63rd birthday last, Sunday, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, February 24, 1938, at her home.
The remains are at the McCrory funeral home, where they will rest until Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. They then will be taken to the home of a son, Jesse Williams, Main street, Fayette City, were funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Surviving are two sons, Jesse and Thurman Smith, both of Fayette City; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Hixenbauqh of Donora, Mrs. Peter Lee of Charleroi and Mrs. Dan O'Leary, of Allenport and one brother, George Batten, of Charleroi. Her husband, Edwin Smith is deceased.
(The Charleroi Mail - 2/25/1938)


bullet Elizabeth Potter SMITH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)

Mrs. Elizabeth Potter Smith, a gold star mother, died Tuesday morning, March 10th at 10:14 o'clock at her home in Fairbanks from a stroke of paralysis.  She was born July 3rd, 1867 in New Castle, England.
Surviving are her husband Joseph Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hall of Pittsburgh and Mrs. J.L. Riley of Red Lodge, Montana, and two sons, Joseph Cruthers of Pittsburgh and William S. Cruthers at home.  Andrew B. Cruthers, a third son, died October 8, 1919, from wounds received during the world war.
Two sisters, Mrs. Jenny Rawlins of Uniontown and Mrs. Ellen C. Hughes of Detroit also survive as does a brother, Joseph Small of Cincinnati and 15 grandchildren.  Funeral services will take place Friday morning at nine o'clock at the New Salem R.C. Church.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
(hand written  March 12, 1931)


Elvira SMITH ( -1870)

DIED

  SMITH— At the residence of George W. Rutter, Redstone street, Monday the 21st inst., Miss Elvira Smith, aged 21 years.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 24, 1870, Vol. III, No. 11, page 3, column 8

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Ethel M. SMITH ( -1918)

MRS. ETHEL M. SMITH

   Mrs. Ethel M. Smith died Saturday afternoon at her home at Hopwood, following an illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Smith’s father was killed six weeks ago in the mines and she never fully recovered from the shock of his death.


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

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Ethelinda SMITH ( -1917)

MRS. ETHELINDA SMITH

   Mrs. Ethelinda Smith, 87 years old, a resident of Fayette county for 28 years, died Saturday at the home of her son, William Smith, at East Millsboro.


The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA, Thursday, January 11, 1917, page 5, column 7

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Evelyn J. SMITH (1932-2011)

   Evelyn J. Smith, age 79, of Uniontown, PA died Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Uniontown Hospital. Evelyn was born August 23, 1932 in White House, PA, the daughter of Alice Myers Dillow and Robert Dillow. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Smith; daughter, Patricia Reiff; brothers, Lloyd, Jim, Tom, Dick and Howard, sister, Kathryn and daughter-in-law, Patricia Smith. Evelyn was a member of Star Junction Methodist Church. She worked in furniture sales for Chesler Furniture. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Robert Smith and wife Sherry of Uniontown, PA and Donald Smith of Wheeling, WV; sister, Hazel Rhoderick of Fairchance, PA; grandchildren, Bridgette Smith, Rob Smith and wife Heidi, Laura Lance and husband, David; great grandchildren, Taylor Smith and Anna Reilly Smith. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 2011

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Francis E. SMITH (1925-2010)

Francis E. Smith
Connellsville

Francis Edward Smith, 85, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born May 6, 1925, in Connellsville, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith. Francis was a graduate of Connellsville High School. He had worked as a service manager for both Irwin Motors and Santone Motors. He later worked as a custodian for Scottdale Bank. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. He was a former member of the Connellsville Elks 503. Francis will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his loving family; his wife, Camille McMaster Smith; his sons, Charles Smith, of Vanderbilt, and Kevin Smith and wife, Cindy, of Coal Center; his grandchildren, Lynn Smith, of Mt. Pleasant, Laura Poleski, of Youngwood, Charles Smith Jr., of Connellsville, Trenton Porterfield, of Mt. Pleasant, and Kevin Smith Jr., of Pensacola, Fla.; and his great-grandchildren, Johnny Hough, Selby Bell, Grady and Olivia Poleski, and Tess and Adain Porterfield. Francis was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by a great-grandson, Owen Hunter Smith; a sister, Charlotte Rompola; and four brothers, Wendell, Thomas, James and Howard Smith. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor James Turnbull officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 10, 2010

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Frank S. SMITH (1921-2011)

Frank S. Smith
Smithfield

Frank S. Smith, 90, of Smithfield, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in Eichers Family Home, Normalville. He was born July 12, 1921, in Smithfield, the son of the late John Smith and Emma Franks Smith. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Lola Marie Thomas Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Thomas Burke; daughter-in- law, Marjorie Ellen Smith; and brother, George Smith. Frank was a 1939 graduate of the former Smithfield Borough High School. He was a retired bus driver for the Albert Gallatin School District and a retired farmer. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 26 years, Irene Kooser Smith; sons, Larry Smith, of Bristolville, Ohio, and Gary Smith and wife, Carolyn, of Smithfield; daughter, Beth Anne Burd and husband, Steve, of Connellsville; also surviving are nine grandchildren, Larry, John and Sandra Smith, Rachel Smith, Christy Knorr and husband, Seth, John Smith and wife, Michal, Thomas Burke and wife, Krista, and Daniel and Kaitlyn Burd; two great-grandchildren, Kendall Burke and Ella Knorr; stepsons, John and David Kooser; stepdaughters, Pam Wable, Elaine Laws and Rhona McArdle; and stepgrandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where the family will receive friends from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. A service celebrating Frank's life will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Lint officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery in Smithfield.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, December 11, 2011

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bullet Fred D. SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(7)

FRED D. SMITH  
Fred D. Smith, former Uniontown undertaker, recently employed at the Duquesne community undertaking parlors died in the Braddock General hospital at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, friends here learned today.     Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon in the Calvary Baptist church, Braddock, with burial in a Braddock Cemetery.


bullet Fred L. SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Fred L. Smith, aged 45, of Butler, who obtained employment here, recently, was struck and killed by a Pennsylvania passenger train, about 300 yard north of the Pittsburgh street crossing, at 8 o'clock last night.
The body of the victim, identified by insurance papers in his pocket, was discovered along the tracks by A. N. Augustine, a brakeman on a shifting engine which awaited the arrival of the night P.R.R. passenger train, 30 minutes late of schedule.
Crew of the passenger train after reaching the station informed Augustine that they believed a man had been struck near the overhead West Penn bridge, at the foot of Maple street. Augustine went down the tracks and discovered the victim.
Assistant Chief Charles Malik and Patrolman Fred Moorhouse took the remains of the victim to the Uniontown Hospital for a brief examination where it was learned he died of a fractured skull and broken neck.  The body was later taken to the morgue of J. Harry Johnston & Sons.
An insurance receipt issued to Fred L. Smith of Butler from the "Union Railroad Insurance Company" was found on his person.  It was said he came here about a month ago.  Police last night were attempting to learn names of survivors.
(Herald - October 7, 1937)


George W. SMITH ( -1959)

Smithfield
Boy Dies
Of Burns
Companion In
Powder Mishap
Listed As ‘Fair’

   An 8-year-old Smithfield boy remained in fair condition in Uniontown Hospital this morning with injuries suffered in an explosion that took the life of a brother. George W. Smith, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Smithfield, died at 11 o’clock yesterday morning in the hospital of burns suffered in a gunpowder explosion Monday. A brother, James Reed Smith, 8, was listed in fair condition this morning in the hospital with burns of the face, arms, chest and abdomen. The boys were seriously burned Monday afternoon in an explosion at their home. According to reports, they found the powder in a barn on property where the family had recently moved. It was not learned how the powder exploded. Mr. and Mrs. Smith reportedly had gone to a neighboring farm for milk and left the two boys and several other children in the care of an older sister. In addition to his parents and the younger brother, the victim is survived by two brothers, Leonard Lee and Jesse Allen; three sisters, Alice, Patricia Ann and Janet; his paternal grandparents, John and Emma Smith, Smithfield; and his maternal grandfather, Oscar Radcliff, Fairview, W. Va. Friends will be received in the Honsaker Funeral Home, Masontown, after 7 p.m. today, in the parental home after 12 noon Thursday until Friday at 12 noon, and in the Smithfield Presbyterian Church, Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p. m., when services will be held. The Rev. William Keeling and the Rev. Paul Tarcy will officiate at the services in the church. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smithfield.


The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, September 9, 1959, page 1, column 2,
continued to page 6, column 5

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Georgianna SMITH ( -1950)

MRS. GEORGIANNA SMITH

  SCOTTDALE, July 7.— Mrs. Georgianna Smith, 69, widow of Cleveland Smith of East Scottdale, died in Frick Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon. Surviving are three sons, Cleveland of Baltimore, Md., Melvin C., and John L. of Scottdale, and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas C. Perry of Scottdale. The funeral service will be held at the home at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. William Barrett, pastor of Morningstar Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Scottdale Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Friday, July 7, 1950, page 2, column 4

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Hannah Saunders SMITH Stone  (1811-1862)

DIED

   On Sabbath morning, the 26th inst., at her residence in this place, Hannah Saunders, wife of Daniel Smith, Esq., in the 51st year of her age. Mrs. Smith was stricken down on Saturday evening last, about 9 o'clock, with Apoplexy, and in a few hours breathed her last. For more than 20 years the dec'd was a resident of Uniontown, well known and much loved for her goodness. Pure minded, charitable, affectionate, cheerful and social, her death is a severe loss to the entire community; but worst of all, will the husband and children feel the loss. A true and loving wife, a devoted and faithful mother; she leaves a vacancy in the house hold always to be felt by the surviving family. But they "sorrow not as those who have no hope," for they know she "sleeps in Jesus." Though called away so suddenly, she was not unprepared. A life of simple, unostentatious piety, is the best possible evidence of a good death, such evidence she has left to her friends. For many years she was a consistent member of the Protestant Episcopal Church of this place. "She rests from her labor, and her works do follow her."    P.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, January 30, 1862, Vol. I, No. 52, page 5, column 2

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Hazel Franks SMITH ( -1985)

Hazel Franks Smith - Age 85 years of 29 High- land Ave., Uniontown, Pa., died in Uniontown Hospital Aug. 29, 1985 at 9: 10 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary E. Coffman Franks. Surviving are a sister, Ruth Ann Dillon of Stowe, Vt.; and a brother, Weldon Franks of Uniontown R.D. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; a brother, Clinton Franks; and two sisters, Mildred David and Nellie Mae Franks. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian, Church, Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania and National Re- tired Teachers' Association and Col. Andrew Lynn Chapter of D.A.R. She taught school for 41 years in the German Township School District, retiring in 1961. The family will receive friends in the James W. Goldsboro Funeral Home, Fairchance, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiat ing. Interment will be in Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery.


The Morning Herald--The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA, August 31, 1985

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Helen Hlohinec SMITH (1919-1996)

HELEN H. SMITH

   Helen Hlohinec Smith, 77, of West Suffield, Conn., and formerly of nNw Salem, Pa., passed away Saturday, December 28, 1996, in Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, Conn. She was born May 3, 1919, in Edenborn, Pa., daughter of Michael and Mary Rohal Hlohinec. She was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in New Salem. Her parents, two brothers, Michael and John Hlohinec, and a sister, Ann Kinick, preceded her in death. She is survived by two children: Gary Smith of Uniontown, Pa., and Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Sirois of West Suffield, Conn.; three grandchildren: Jacqueline, Clyant, and Michael Sirois; and two sisters: Margaret Newsham of Alexandria, Va., and Mary Davis of Washington, Pa. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Thursday, January 2, 1997, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at which time a Panachida will be held. A Funeral Service will follow in Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, New Salem, with […remainder of article missing]


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December 1996

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Helen E. SMITH (1913-2011)

   Helen E. Smith, 97, of Uniontown, PA died Saturday, March 5, 2011 in the Golden Living Center, Uniontown. She was born December 9, 1913 in Uniontown, PA, to Ray J. Smith and Sadie Smith. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Edward Smith and Raymond Smith and a sister Jeanette Simpson. Helen graduated from Uniontown High School with the Class of 1933. She worked for many years as the custodian of the Asbury United Methodist Church and was a life member of the church. She also belonged to Asbury Fellowship Class and the Hazel Cluss Circle. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Coburn of Uniontown; two grandchildren Barbara Coburn Huffine and Edward Coburn; great grandson Jonathan Huffine; two nephews Bucky and Mark Simpson; a niece Gay Reigel and husband Don; and a sister-in-law Dora Smith. Arrangements have been entrusted to Andrew D Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401 where friends will be received on Tuesday from 3 until 5 and 7 until 9 PM. Visitation will continue in the Asbury United Methodist Church from 10 until 11 AM followed by a service celebrating Helen’s life at 11 AM with Pastor Don Kephart officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Donation may be made in Helen’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church 20 Dunbar St, Uniontown, PA 15401. Memorial emails may be sent to the family to the family at adfergsuon.com


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, Monday, March 7, 2011

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Ida Benton SMITH (1900-1996)

IDA SMITH

   Ida Smith, 96, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, in her daughter’s home in Gaithersburg, Md. She was born Oct. 5, 1900, in Centerville, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Mary Elizabeth Lopp Benton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest E. Smith Sr., in 1971; and two sons, Alfred Clark Smith and Wendell Smith. Mrs. Smith was the last remaining member of the Benton Family. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed writing poetry and riddles for her grandchildren, as well as working crossword puzzles. Surviving are two sons, Ernest Smith Jr., of Grindstone and Leroy W. Smith of Uniontown; a daughter, Rosemary McDiffett of Gaithersburg, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the ANDRED D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Paul N. Frank officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jewish Community Hospice, 22-C Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, Md.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, November, 1996

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bullet India E. SMITH died in 1906. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(85)

Mrs. India E. Smith
Mrs. India Smith died at her home, 14 Ray Street, Uniontown, at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 1906, after a protracted illness, in her 49th year.  She had suffered long, but the end came peacefully and without apparent pain.
Deceased is survived by her father, W. A. Carroll, four brothers, John S., Joseph G., William T. and S. C., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bierer and Mrs. Nancy C. Coughenour, also by nine children:  Mrs. Bertha Morris, Warren, William, Boyle, Carroll, Elmer, Clara and Ethel. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church.
Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the home; interment in Oak Grove cemetery.
The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, Fayette, PA, Friday, September 7, 1906, p.4.
__________________________________

FUNERAL OF MRS. SMITH
Held Saturday Afternoon and Well Attended - Beautiful Floral Tributes
The funeral of Mrs. India E. Smith was held Saturday at 2 p.m., at the home, 14 Ray street, and was conducted by Rev. J.J. Hill, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of which the deceased had been a life long member.
The funeral was largely attended by many relatives and friends, the Protected Home Circle, of which she was a member, being well represented and conducting their services at the grave.  The pall bearers were selected from this order as follows:  Dr. J.W. Allen, Ray Goodiel, Robert Blacka, W.B. Jamison, Thomas Conn and Charles Hathaway.  The singers were Mrs. J.H. Barrick, Misses Bertha Case and Emma Hepplewhite, Charles Hathaway, Roy Knotts and Thomas Conn.
The floral tributes were very beautiful, among them being Gates Ajar given by the P. H. C, a floral blanket by the W. C. T. U., a pillow inscribed Mother, in flowers,and a large stand of flowers by the father, W. A. Carroll, and the brothers and sisters.
Interment was made in Oak Grove, where the brother, David N. Carroll, was laid to rest less than two weeks ago.
The Daily News Standard, Uniontown, Fayette, PA, Monday, September 10, 1906, p.5.


bullet infant SMITH died in 1895. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SMITH, INFANT
An infant daughter of C. C. and Agnes SMITH was buried this afternoon from Mr. SMITH’s residence, Sixth street, New Haven, at 9 o’clock.  Interment in New Haven cemetery.    Standard  10-28-1895


bullet Isaac H. SMITH died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Word has been received here by Mrs. Margaret Hollar, of the death of Isaac H. Smith, of Terra Alta, W.Va.  He was 91 years old.  Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Ella Bright Smith and one son, Ray Smith.  Funeral services will be solemnized in the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be at Terra Alta.
(Herald - June 6, 1931)


bullet Jacob SMITH died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(4)

On the 9th of June, 1862 , of dropsy, JACOB SMITH , of German Tp., aged 54 years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 19, 1862. Vol. 2, No. 20, pg 5, col. 4.


Jacob SMITH ( -1868)

Died

  SMITH— At his residence in Connellsville township, Feb. 21st, 1868, after a protracted illness, JACOB SMITH, aged 71 years and 2 months.


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

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James M. SMITH ( -1864)

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

DIED

   SMITH— March 19th, 1864, at Fort Saratoga, of Quinsy, James M. Smith, of Capt. A. S. Fuller’s Company, Battery K, 112th regiment P. V. in the 19th year of his age. The deceased was a native of this town. The following letter addressed to his brother-in-law, show the estimation in which he was held by his companions in the service:

WASHINGTON, D. C. March 19th, 1864.

   Mr. E. B. Wood—Dear Sir:—I just returned from the Hospital, James Smith died today of something like Quinsey. I will have him embalmed tomorrow and his remains will be started home on Monday in charge of some member of the Battery. I was very sorry to lose poor “Jim”, he was a most excellent soldier and always seemed to be attached to me. He is very much beloved in the company and will be much missed. Say to Mrs. Woods that James had every attention that he could have received anywhere. He had the best medical skill during his sickness and the soothing ministrations of a kind and pious chaplain upon his death bed.    Yours A. S. FULLER


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, March 31, 1864, Vol. IV, No. 8, page 3, column 2

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James M. SMITH ( -1938)

Washington’s First Legion Head Suicide
By United Press

  WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 24,— James M. Smith, 52, first commander of the Washington American Legion Post, was found dead in his store today, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted bullet wound. The body was discovered by an employe when he opened the store.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday Evening, January 24, 1938, page 1, column 6

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James P. SMITH ( -1938)

JAMES P. SMITH

   James P. Smith, aged 81; a retired Baltimore & Ohio railroad engineer and one of Fayette county’s oldest Democratic workers, died Friday morning, July 22, 1938, at his home in 1115 Sycamore street, Connellsville, after a lingering illness. Although being in failing health for several years, he was not forced to his bed until last Wednesday. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Harriett Catherine Lafferty Smith, and the following children: Mrs. Hilda Bevans and Agnes and Harriett Smith, all at home; Mrs. J. C. Dixon, Mrs. Mary Heffer and Mrs. Camella Showalter, of Connellsville; Sister Alphonsa, of Pittsburgh; Jr. R., in Akron, O., and H. L. of Cumberland, Md. He also leaves 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Monday morning in the Immaculate Conception church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. Henry Geibel as celebrant at the requiem mass. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s cemetery.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Saturday, July 23, 1938, page 12, column 2

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bullet John SMITH died in 1862. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Also JOHN SMITH, with the above* disease aged about 60years.  He was a member of the same Church.  They leave a large family to mourn their loss
The above disease was brought home from the army by a son of the above parents.  The young man recovered.  He belonged to Capt. Hurst's company.
(*see obit of Catharine Smith.)
Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Dec. 25, 1862


John Andrew SMITH ( -1995)

JOHN A. SMITH

   John Andrew Smith, 62, of Footedale, Pa., passed away Aug. 1, 1995. He was the son of the late Anna (Anthony) Smith and Stephen F. Smith. He is survived by these sisters and brothers, Pauline Noga, Ann Nemecek, Josephine Lawson, Helen Boruszewski, Genevieve Smith, Steve, George and Richard; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank. Friends were received in the ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, Cleveland, Ohio. Interment was held Saturday, Aug. 5, 1995, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Cleveland, Ohio.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet John R. SMITH died in 1880. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(29)

The Keystone Courier, Connellsville, Pa.
Friday, April 30, 1880
Page 2, column 4
Dawson
Mr. John R. Smith, who had been sick for the last eight months, died Sunday about noon. Quite a number of stores in town were closed, on Monday afternoon, out of respect to his memory, while the funeral services were being conducted. A post mortem was held by Drs. Lindley and Phillips, of Connellsville, and Dr. Henry, of Dawson, which proved that death was caused by an abcess. John was well known throughout the county, and familiarly known in the Yough region, where he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to aid mankind in general. Deceased was fifty-eight years of age.


John Raymond SMITH (1981-1995)

JOHN RAYMOND SMITH

   John Raymond Smith, 14, of Uniontown died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 9. He is survived by his parents, Sandra Kay Cummings Smith of Uniontown and Phillip Clyde Smith of Smithfield; a brother, Phillip Clyde Smith Jr. of Ohiopyle; and a sister, Tina Smith of Uniontown. The family will receive friends in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown St., Point Marion, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– July 24, 1981
   Died—– August 9, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, August, 1995

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bullet Mr. & Mrs. John S. SMITH obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith - 1920s
Aged Couple are United in Death.  Wife's Desire Granted to Live Long Enough to Know that Husband was Dead.
Were Wedded 62 Years.
Punxsutawney, Pa., March 24 - The oldest couple in Reynoldsville, in residence as well as age, are dead.  They are Mr. and Mrs. John S. Smith. Mr. Smith, aged 86, died at 7 o'clock last Friday morning, while his wife, aged 79, died at 7 o'clock this morning.  They will be buried side by side Wednesday, according to a request made by Mrs. Smith last Friday. Many times Mrs. Smith had said; "I want to live long enough to know that he is dead."  She was greatly attached to him.  They had been married 62 years, and when he was serving in the Civil War she put her four children in an ox-cart and drove them from Reynoldsville to Georgia, Tenn., to be near him and to take care of him should he be wounded.
Both had been ill over a week from pneumonia.  When the husband died the aged woman, in another room, knew by the hush that had suddenly fallen over the household and the sad faces of her children that her companion had gone. She called them to her bedside.
"John is dead, isn't he?" she asked.  She was told the truth.  An expression
of eagerness came over the wrinkled face.
"Don't bury him till Wednesday," she said calmly.  Those at the bedside knew she wished this delay in the hope that she would be buried beside him. Today she said, as if to herself, "I'm coming, John."  Then a smile passed over her face and she went to sleep.
Mrs. Smith was born in Panic, five miles from Reynoldsville.  She and Mr. Smith were married 10 years before he joined Company I, One Hundred and Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry for service in the Civil War.  Mrs. Smith was left with four small children.  Besides taking car of her house she worked in fields, hauled logs and cut timber.  She could endure this but a year when, longing to be near her husband overcame her, and she traveled to Tennessee in an ox-cart with her children.  Her husband's regiment was there.  She remained there till the war was over.
Mr. Smith was born in Clinton county.  As a young man he taught school when schoolhouses were log huts with windows of greased paper.  Later he came a civil engineer and staked off the plan for Reynoldsville.  He surveyed nearby all the roads in Jefferson county. The following children survive:  Sidney ?, Marietta, O.; Frank D. Washington, D.C.; W. L., of Punxsutawney; L. D., of Lynchburg, Va.; Mrs. Joseph Keegan of Woodsfield, O.; and Mrs. Walter Fleming of Buffalo, N. Y. (Special Telegram to Gazette Times)
(article is old and the paper is crinkly with a few spots missing)


John Y. SMITH (1916-1977)

John Y Smith, 61, of 201 S. 16th St., died Saturday at his home. He was born July 7, 1916, in Brunner Run, Fayette County, a son of Edna Marie Felton Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, and the late Grant Smith. He had lived at his present address for 37 years He was a retired machinist for the Western Maryland Railroad at Dunbar. He was a member of the LOOM and the Morrell Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church.

He is survived, in addition to his mother, by his wife, Linnie Jane Balsley Smith; three daughters, Mrs. Judith Awtey of Scottdale, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Patton of Vineland, N.J. and Mars Wayne (Donna) Henderson of Dunbar; two sons, Johnnie Lee of Connellsville and Dannie J. of Dunbar; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Charles and James Smith, both of Canton, Ohio, and Earl Smith of Connellsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Dora Price of Connellsville, Mrs. Ruth Shipley of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Lela Gnagey of Bridgeport, W Va.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 3, 1977, page 3

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bullet Lloyd S. SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

LLOYD S. SMITH
Lloyd S. Smith of Hope Works, died at 4:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 24, 1937, in Uniontown Hospital. He was 47 years, 11 months and 27 days old.
Surviving are his widow, Theresa Smith and the following children: Howard and Viola Smith, Rivesville, W. Va.; Jessie Smith, Fairmont, W. Va.; Jennie, Ardith, Nora and Jean Smith, all at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry Smith, Grafton, W. Va.; Charles Johnston, Mrs. Harry Johnson, Reedsville, W. Va.; Mrs. Luther Pratt, Eddie Smith, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Etta Lucinda Smith, Akron, O.; and Olen Smith, Pretz, W. Va.
The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 12 noon Sunday and go to Gordan church, near Reedsville, W. Va., where services will be solemnized. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


bullet Lottie E. SMITH obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (2)

Lottie E. Smith, aged 58 years, 11 months and 26 days, wife of George Smith, died at 6:10 o'clock Sunday morning, April 11, at her home at Chalk Hill.
In addition to her husband she leaves a son, Rome, Chalk Hill; four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Bertha Wildy, Point Marion; Mrs. Jennie Randlet, Farmington; Mrs. Minnie Gleason, Finleyville; Archie Cromwell, Chalk Hill; Orville Cromwell, Wilson, and George Cromwell, Coal Valley, Pa.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


bullet Mrs. Lucy SMITH died in 1869. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.

Died
SMITH.—September 25th, at a quarter before 9 o'clock in the evening, Mrs. Lucy Smith youngest daughter of Samuel Clement, aged 26 years and 6 months.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. Oct 14, 1869/


Louise I. Fink SMITH ( -1995)

LOUISE I. SMITH

   Louise I. Smith, 79, of Brownsville, Pa., and formerly of Wyano, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, in Uniontown Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Martha B. Barger Fink. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Smith; a son, Earl D. Smith; and a sister, Edith June Stiffler. Surviving are two sons, Dennis Smith, with whom she resided and Donald Smith of Indiana, Pa.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Caroline Long of New Brighten, Pa., Mae River of Greensburg, Pa., and Mary Jane Fisher of Armagh, Pa. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Harry Speakman officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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Lucy Clement SMITH ( -1870)

Died

  SMITH— September 25th, at a quarter before 9 o’clock in the evening, Mrs. Lucy Smith, youngest daughter of Samuel Clement, aged 26 years and 6 months.


Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, PA, Thursday, March 17, 1870, Vol. III, No. 10, page 3, column 8

Contributed by Roy Lockart


bullet Luena SMITH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for Mrs. Luena Smith who died in Hazelwood, February 3, 1931, will be held in the Second Methodist Protestant church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the pastor, Rev. T. W. Colhouer.
All member of Fayette Council No. 40, Daughters of America, are requested by the secretary, Emerson, Swaney, to attend in a body, the services.


M. K. SMITH ( -1903)

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

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

THE DEAD AND INJURED ARE BROUGHT HERE.

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

The Dead and Injured.

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

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

Harrowing Scenes.

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

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

Running Fifty Miles an Hour.

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

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

Dead Awfully Distorted

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

No Survivors.

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

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

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

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

Passengers to the Rescue.

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

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

The Dead Trainmen.

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

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

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

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

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

Arrival of the Dead

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

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

Article continues with the history of the Duquesne Limited.


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

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bullet Mary C. SMITH died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(12)

MRS. MARY C. SMITH
Mrs. Mary C. Smith, 84, died Friday at the home of her son, harry Holbrook, of 62 Baily avenue. She had been a life-long and highly respected resident of Uniontown. Her many friends were greatly bereaved to learn of her death.
Mrs. Smith is survived by the following children: Harry, Mrs. Henry King and Mrs. Sara Lyons, of Uniontown; Mrs. Maude Grimes, of Bridgeton, N. J.; Mrs. Daisy Mills, of Charleroi, and David, of Chalk Hill. Twenty-five grandchildren and 12 great-children also survive.
Brief services in the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon are to be followed by additional rites in the Lutheran church at Chalk Hill. The Rev. Mr. Somerville, of the Christian Mission Alliance, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Margaret Irene SMITH (1915-1996)

MARGARET I. SMITH

   Margaret Irene “Peg” Spencer Smith, 80, of Fayette City died Sunday, May 12, in Brownsville General Hospital. She is survived by a son, Richard J. Smith of Coal Center, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two special friends, Lori and Barry, and two nieces. There will be no public viewing. Private funeral services will be held for the family in Monongahela Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, May 14, at …[remainder of article missing]

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– December 25, 1915
   Died—– May 12, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1996

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Marjorie A. SMITH ( -1996)

MARJORIE A. SMITH

   Marjorie a. Smith, 62, of Bentleyville, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996, in her home. Surviving are three brothers, Thomas, Frank C. and John D. Smith, all of Bentleyville. Private visitation services will be held on Friday, June 7, 1996, in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, June, 1996

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Mary Elizabeth SMITH (1919-1997)

MARY ELIZABETH SMITH

   Mary Elizabeth Smith, 77, formerly of 716 N. Chestnut St., Scottdale, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 22, 1997, at Westview Nursing Home in East Huntingdon Township. Mary was born on Oct. 29, 1919, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late John N. Smith and Grace Kelly Smith Pore. Mary was a homemaker and Scottdale resident since 1946. A Protestant by faith, she was affiliated with the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ of Scottdale. She was also a member of AARP and a graduate of the former South Huntingdon High School. Mary is survived by several cousins, including Merritt and Mitzie Kelly of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, William Smith, who was killed in action during World War II at Normandy, and Paul Smith. There will be no public viewing. Graveside committal services and inurnment will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in West Newton Cemetery with Rev. Jeffrey A. Welsh, pastor of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Scottdale, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 106 N. Chestnut St., Scottdale, Pa. 15683 in memory of Mary Elizabeth Smith. Funeral arrangements were personalized by the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (887-5300).


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, April, 1997

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Mary Griffith SMITH (1888-1974)

SMITH, MARY GRIFFITH— Age 85 years, of R. D. 1, New Salem, died in her residence Monday, February 25, 1974. Born in Flatwoods, Pa. August 10, 1888 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Harriet Lynn Griffith. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Allison, Pa. Surviving are her husband, Isaac and the following children, Edna Smith at home; Leroy Smith of Daisytown, James Smith of Inkster, Michigan and Albert Smith of Centerville; eleven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday until 2 p.m. the hour of service with her pastor Rev. Herman Taylor officiating. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park.


The Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, Wednesday, February 27, 1974, page 37, column 7

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Mary J. SMITH died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

SMITH, Mary J.
Funeral services for Mary J. Smith, a victim of carbon monoxide gas, will be solemnized Tuesday morning. The funeral cortege will leave the home at Bessemer at 8:80 (?) o'clock for requiem mass in All Saints R. C. church, Masontown. Rev. Fr. Francis Kolb will officiate. Burial in All Saints cemetery.
(obit stamped November 1934)


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

Mrs. Mary M. Sembower Smith, mother of Mrs. Homer C. Renton of this city, died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, October 13, 1937, following a brief illness in her home in Rodi, Penn township, Allegheny county.
Mrs. Smith was born near Addison, and spent her early married life in Connellsville.  Surviving in addition to Mrs. Renton is one son, at home.
Funeral services will be conduct- ????
(balance of obit is missing)
(Standard - October 15, 1937)


Mildred SMITH (1923-1996)

MILDRED SMITH

   Mildred Smith, 72, a guest at Franklin Care Center in Waynesburg and formerly of Claysville, Pa., died Saturday morning in Franklin Care Center. She is survived by her mother, Stella Poremski Smith Opacic of Pittsburgh, seven sisters and two brothers. Friends will be received at the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Social Security Death Index for Mildred E. Smith:
   Born—– April 15, 1923
   Died—– March 2, 1996


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, March, 1996

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Orie SMITH ( -1997)

   Orie Smith, 74, of Masontown, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, in his home. Surviving are his wife, Dolly Smith; one brother, Sam Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Mary Smith of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Private viewing was held on Wednesday for the family.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, December, 1997

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bullet R. G. S. SMITH died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)

Another Soldier Dead.-We deeply regret to learn that R. G. S. Smith, son of the Rev. Mr. Smith, Episcopal Minister of this place, was killed in the battle near Gettysburg on Thursday, July 2nd having been shot through the head and both legs.  He was attached to the 140th Pa., regiment, and was so highly esteemed by his fellow soldiers for his many good qualities of head and heart, that he had been promoted from the ranks to a 2nd lieutenancy, and led his company into the battle on the day of his death.  He was a young christian gentleman of much promise, well educated, highly accomplished and greatly beloved by all within the circle of his acquaintances.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa., July 16, 1863
Vol. 3, No. 23, Pg 2, Col. 3.
bullet Robert SMITH Esq. died in 1881. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SMITH, ESQ. ROBERT
Robert SMITH, Esq., of Franklin township, died at his residence, on Monday, November 21st, aged eighty-two years.  He died on the farm where he was born.  This farm was patented by John ALLEN, Sr. and sold to Mr. SMITH’S father.  Squire SMITH was a man well and favorably known.  Fifty years ago, he was united in marriage with Miss Rosetta SHOTWELL.  He also leaves several sons and daughters.  His funeral was largely attended by many friends.  He was buried at Laurel Hill cemetery.  Connellsville Courier Fri. 12-2-1881


bullet Robert SMITH died in 1932. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

ROBERT SMITH
Robert Smith, 70 years, nine months and four days old died Saturday morning, December 17, 1932, at 11:30 o'clock in his home in Smithfield. His death was caused by a (cut off here)
(handwritten notes: Mt. Moriah Smithfield, s/o David & Sarah Leonard SMITH)


Robert E. SMITH (1929-1995)

ROBERT E. SMITH

   Robert E. Smith, 65, of Ruffsdale R.D. 1 died Sunday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis. Surviving are his wife, Alice Byers Smith of Ruffsdale R.D. 1; four sons, Ronald and David Smith both of Ruffsdale R.D. 1, Donald Smith of Connellsville, and Edward Smith, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Roan (Brenda) Fahie of Fort Hood, Texas, and Barbara Smith of Wilkes Barre; 11 grandchildren; one brother, David Smith of Scottdale; and one sister, Ruth Hanratty of Philadelphia. Friends will be received at the Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Friday.

Social Security Death Index:
   Born—– June 5, 1929
   Died—– January 1, 1995


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1995

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Robert Eugene SMITH (1964-1997)

ROBERT E. SMITH

   Robert Eugene Smith, 32, of Perryopolis, PA, died suddenly Monday, May 5, 1997, in his home. He was born May 18, 1964, in Abington Township, the son of Robert Earl Smith and Phyllis Jacqueline Robinson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rebecca Sue (Etling) Smith; and three children, Brittany Nicole Etling-Smith, at home, Christopher Todd Stormer of Brookville, Pa., and Heather Daughtery of Fisher, Pa. He is also survived by two special friends, Kenneth and Mary Snyder of Brookville, Pa. The family will receive friends in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., on Thursday, May 8, 1997 from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, May 9, 1997 until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Edwin Victor officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Taber Cemetery, Connellsville, Pa.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, May, 1997

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Ruby E. Goss SMITH ( -1994)

SMITH, RUBY E. GOSS— Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a short service will be held Monday, Jan. 31, 1994, at 1 p.m. followed by additional services in Vestaburg United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Phil Jamison officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to Vestaburg United Presbyterian Church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, January, 1994

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Ruth Walters SMITH (1916-1967)

MRS. WADE WALTERS SMITH

   Mrs. Ruth Walters Smith, 50, Latrobe, R. D. 1, died Tuesday in McKeesport Hospital. She was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Lycippus, and a member of the Lycippus EUB Church. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sadie Evans Walters of Latrobe, R. D. 1; her husband, Wade L. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Janet Brooks of Elizabeth and Vickie Mae Smith at home; and two grandchildren. Also surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Thelma Campbell of Iowa, Mrs. Clarence (Donna) Myers of Acme, R. D. 1, Mrs. James (Genola) Marks of Latrobe, R. D. 5, Mrs. John (Mae) Neff of Elizabeth, Mrs. Chester (Bessie) Janik of Latrobe, Mrs. Robert (Fern) Aikens of Latrobe, R. D. 1, and one brother, Harry (Jeff) Walters of Latrobe, R. D. 1. The body is at the Gaut funeral home, Plesant [Pleasant] Unity, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Albert Steiner officiating. Interment will follow in Lycippus Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, October 4, 1967, page 11, column 7

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bullet Sallie SMITH died in 1888. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(85)

SMITH -- Mrs. Sallie Smith, wife of Mr. William L. Smith, of Wharton township, died at her home on Wednesday, March 28, 1888, aged 80 years.  The deceased was born in Henry Clay township March 26, 1808.  The funeral was on Sunday, April 1, 1888, and the interment was in Sansom chapel cemetery.  Mr. H.C. Rush, of this place, is a son of the deceased by her first marriage, and Mrs. Allen C. Bowie by the second.
"The Republican Standard," Uniontown, Fayette, PA, April 5, 1888, p.4.


bullet Sarah Jane SMITH died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Mrs. Sarah Jane Smith died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jesse E. Stentz, 25 Byer avenue, Thursday afternoon, October 1, 1931, at 4:35 o'clock of complications.  She was 81 years of age.
Mrs. Smith had been a member of Great Bethel Baptist church since childhood and until recently was one of its most active workers.
In addition to Mrs. Stentz the following additional children also survive: Mrs. S. ???
... Edgewood and Harry Smith, of Gans.
The body will be removed Saturday evening to the e. E. Minerd mortuary chapel, 48 East Church street, where it will lie in state until a short time before the funeral services Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Rev. Roland O. Hudson, pastor of Great Bethel Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in a cemetery at Bruceton Mills, W. Va.
(a portion of the obit isn't legible where it's taped together)


Scott F. SMITH ( -1962)

S. F. SMITH

  MOUNT PLEASANT— Scott F. Smith, 33, of Tarr, was dead on arrival at Frick Community Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. He suffered a heart attack. He was a World War Two veteran and an employe of Christy Park Works of U. S. Steel Corp. Surviving are two children, Kathleen of Erie and Marlin of Latrobe; his mother, Mrs. Gladys Smith Keller of Tarr; his step-father, Arthur Keller of Tarr; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Marie) Begonia of Erie and four brothers, William Smith of Mount Pleasant, Alvin Smith of Irwin, Larry Smith of Fairless Hills and David Keller of Ruffsdale. The funeral service will be held at the Grimm funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Ralph Read officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maybelle Bonney. Burial will be in the Tarr Cemetery.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Monday, October 8, 1962, page 4, column 5

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bullet Wille Deniston SMITH died in 1868. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)

SMITH—May 10, 1868, Willie Deniston, son of J. R. and Nancy Smith, of East Liberty, aged 8 months.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. May 14, 1868.


bullet William SMITH died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

Funeral services for William Smith, former resident of Uniontown and Pittsburgh, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the A. M. E. Zion church, East Main street, Rev. D. A. ???
(balance of obit is missing)
(newspaper dated March 23, 1935)


William C. SMITHPhoto  (1862-1926)

COUNTY TREASURER W. C. SMITH
DIES SUDDENLY AT DUNBAR; WAS
TAKEN ILL THURSDAY AT PICNIC

Unconscious Several Hours After Eating Hearty Meal,
Revives Then Suffers Heart
Attack, Dying Early Today.

IN POLITICS
OVER 40 YEARS

   County Treasurer William C. Smith, for over 40 years a figure in the political life of Fayette county, died on Saturday at his home at Dunbar from weakening of the heart following a sudden illness with which he was stricken while attending the annual outing of the Baptist Church of Dunbar Thursday at Betty Knox Park. Soon after dinner Mr. Smith became unconscious. He was removed to his home at Dunbar where three physicians attended him. He grew worse and this morning his heart weakened and he passed away suddenly at 8:45 o’clock. Before being elected county treasurer in the fall of 1923, Mr. Smith for upwards of 40 years was active in the political life of his home community. For eight years - two terms - he served as postmaster, under the administration of President William McKinley. He served two terms as borough councilman and was also a member of the school board for several years. For over 40 years he was a member of the Republic Central Committee of Dunbar. For 30 years Mrs. Smith had been superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School of Dunbar. He was also a leader in the church – one of its pillars. Mr. Smith was a director of the First National Bank of Dunbar and president of the Dunbar Lime and Bluestone Products Company; which operates the bluestone quarry up Dunbar Valley. “Billy” Smith, the eldest son of Henry P. and Marjorie Stewart Smith, was born on the North Union township farm, February 2, 1862, being the third generation born there. He grew up on the homestead farm, attending the public school until 11 years of age, when his mother died. He was then taken, with his younger brother and sister, into the home of their grandfather, Lewis Stewart, where he remained until 1882, attending school and working on the farm of his grandfather. In 1882, he became associated with his father in the butchering, cattle dealing and meat market business at Dunbar. Upon the death of his father, in 1905, he and a brother Harry, took over the business which they conducted under the name of H. P. Smith’s Sons, until the death of Harry five years ago, since which time the widow of harry had been associated with him, the name being continued as it was. Mr. Smith married Miss Luella Taggart of Monongahela City on October 31, 1884. The following children survive: Mrs. Iola Smith Guyton, at home; Cecil T. Smith, Clarence H. Smith and Miss Eleanor Smith, all at Dunbar and Harold C. Smith of Ambridge; also the widow. Of Mr. Smith it was said he was a greater friend of the man or woman in need than anybody at Dunbar. “He was always trying to make somebody happy. It seemed to be his mission in life.” Out of respect to the memory of the county treasurer all offices at the courthouse were closed at noon. Because of the fact that it had already been arranged the conference of District Attorney Edward D. Brown and county peace officers could not be called off. It was arranged to admit the officers through a rear door. The funeral service will be at 2 o’clock Monday at the home on Speers Hill. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.


The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Saturday, July 31, 1926, page 1, column 1

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bullet William D. SMITH died in 1939. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)

SMITH, WILLIAM D.

WILLIAM DARLINGTON SMITH, 63 years old, died at 7:30 o’clock Monday evening at his home at East Riverside, near Brownsville.  Although afflicted with a heart condition, his death was sudden.  He was well known in the community, having spent some time with his sister, MRS. MARY ORNDORFF, who died last December at her home at South Connellsville.  He had resided at East Riverside for the last several years.  He was born and reared at Chalk Hill.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran Church at Chalk Hill.   Burial will be in the church cemetery.   
Daily Courier -  9-26-1939 


bullet William H. SMITH died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)

William H. Smith, 68, of Carmichaels, died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 1937, in the Greene county Memorial Hospital.  Death was due to complications following a lingering illness.
Deceased was born April 1, 1869, the son of Basil and Elizabeth Livengood Smith, and spent most of his life in the Carmichaels district. Surviving are his widow, Ella Blaker Smith; two sons, J. Frank and Basi? Smith, of Carmichaels; three daughters Mrs. Earl Long, Jefferson; Mrs. Elizabeth Morton and Mrs. Thurman Titus of Carmichaels; one brother, S. D. Smith, Waynesburg; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Fordyce of Fordyce, pa. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the home in Carmichaels.  Rev. Lew F. Johnson, pastor of the Carmichaels M. E. church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Greene County Memorial park cemetery.
(newspaper dated June 30, 1937)


William Kenneth SMITH (1913-1995)

WILLIAM K. SMITH

   William Kenneth Smith, 82, of Rea, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995, in his home. He was born March 5, 1913, in Rea, Pa., the son of the late James Leonard and Elsie (Taggart) Smith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Kenneth Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of the Hickory United Presbyterian Church, the Cross Creek Grange 954, and the National Holstein Fresian Association. He served many years on the ASCS Committee of Washington County. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers’ Association. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn (Berry) Smith, whom he married on June 29, 1935; one daughter, Mrs. John (Arlene) Elliott of Dunbar, Pa.; one son, Rex Smith of Avella; seven grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother, Maxwell Smith of Lancaster, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. John (Ruth) McNelly of Waynesburg. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the JEROME A. STEFKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, Avella, and on Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, from 11 a.m., until the time of service at 12 Noon, in the Hickory United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Keith Nickle officiating. Burial in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hickory United Presbyterian church.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, September, 1995

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bullet William L. SMITH died in 1891. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(85)


SMITH - William L. Smith of Wharton township, died at his home on the National pike 2½ miles east of Farmington, Monday, August 24, 1891, at 4 p.m.  He was attacked suddenly Monday morning about eight oÂ’clock with pains in the stomach which concentrated at the heart and caused his death eight hours afterward.  Mr. Smith served as county commissioner in the 70’s and was elected as a Democrat, of which party he was a member for years.  He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and education.  His remains will be buried Wednesday, August 26, at the Sansom chapel cemetery at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Black of Confluence will preach a funeral sermon at the church.
The Evening Standard, Uniontown, Fayette, PA, Tuesday, August 23, 1891, p.4.
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William L. Smith died at his home in Wharton Twnship on Monday, August 21, a 4 o’clock p.m., of neuralgia of the heart after a few hours illness.  Mr. Smith was a prominent and intelligent citizen and came from Hancock county Virginia to Wharton township in 1845.  He taught school for awhile, but most of his life was spent in farming.  He married the widow of Charles Rush.  She died three years ago.  Mr. Smith held numerous township offices and in 1865 was elected County Commissioner on the Democratic ticket.  He performed all his official duties intelligently and faithfully.  He leaves two children, - Calvin L. Smith, of Wharton, and Mrs. A. C. Bowie, of Uniontown.  His remains were interred at Sansom chapel graveyard, near his late residence, yesterday morning.  Funeral services at 10 o’clock.
"Genius of Liberty," Uniontown, Fayette, PA, Thursday, August 27, 1891


William O. SMITH (1913-1995)

WILLIAM SMITH

   William O. Smith, 82, of Connellsville, died Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, at his residence. He was born March 29, 1913, in Tunnelton, Pa., a son of the late Walter and Mae Smith. He was a member of the American Legion Post 301, the VFW Post 21 and the Sons of Columbus, all of Connellsville. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Bonnie) Sines of Carmichaels and Ada Marie Koontz of Connellsville; three sons, Charles E. Smith of Leisenring, Walter Smith of Normalville and George Smith of Connellsville; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Smith of Normalville. He was predeceased by his wife, Nona Smith; a son, William O. Smith; a daughter, Violet Smith; a brother, Woodrow Smith; and four sisters, Freda Showman, Julia Smalley, Sara Halasz and Ethel Smith. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the graveside by members of the American Legion and the VFW of Connellsville.


Local newspaper, Fayette County, PA, October, 1995

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bullet Mrs. Willie M. SMITH died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(3)

MRS. WILLIE M. SMITH
Mrs. Willie M. Smith, aged 71, a widely known negress of New Wynn, near Fairchance, died in the family residence Sunday morning at 8 o'clock following a protracted illness with a heart condition. She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(stamped Mar 11 1935)