Mrs. Anna Mae Wilson, 81, of 313 South Eighth St., died at 8:55 p.m. Monday at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1890, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Morgan J. and Eliza Ann May Stewart. She had lived in Connellsville since 1922 and was a member of First Baptist Church and the E. B. Martin Sunday School Class. She is survived by her husband, James G. Wilson; one daughter, Mrs. James W. (Jeanne) Brown of Scottdale; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. I. D. (Ruth) Slater of Munhall.
Mrs. James G. (Anna) Wilson, of 313 South Eighth St., who died Monday, is also survived by a son, Stewart E. Wilson of Connellsville.
WILSON— Friends of Mrs. James G. (Anna) Wilson of 313 South Eighth St., who died Monday, June 14, 1971, may call at the Samuel C. Brooks Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday. The funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. Friday with The Rev. Edward Lochstampfor officiating. Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Mrs. Bella Wilson, 64, of 208 North Pittsburg St., died Thursday night in Connellsville State General Hospital, where she had been admitted Wednesday morning. She was born March 14, 1899, at Dunbar, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Bitner Hall. She was a member of Central Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Ralph of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Kennedy at home; seven grandchildren, and five brothers, John and Sam Hall of Dunbar, Jess and Frank of Nobelstown, and George of Carmichaels.
The body is at the McCormick funeral home, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. H. Morris Shields officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
Byron F. "Bucky" Wilson, 84, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Rosedale, Georges Township, Pa., son of the late Franklin Wilson and Bertha Sanner Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Betty June Zaph and his son, Scott B. Wilson. Byron was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 51 of Uniontown, and a life member of Alfred Wilson Memorial VFW Post 7219 of Fairchance. He was employed for 33 years until his retirement with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He also was a former Albert Gallatin School Board Member, and a member of the Grace Brethren Church of Uniontown. Surviving are his wife, Irene Laymon Snyder Wilson; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irma Belle Wilson and Faye Wilson, both of Rosedale, Pa.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Florence Zaph of Fairchance, Pa. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Nicholas Philiposian officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa., with military rites being accorded at graveside by American Legion Post 51 and VFW Post 8543.
|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.;|
|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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Charles A. WILSON died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.
WILSON, CHARLES A.
Charles A. WILSON, 19 years old, son of Mrs. Alice WILSON of Uniontown, died Friday at the family home.
Connellsville Courier Thurs. 3-12-1925
The funeral service for Clark Wilson will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar, with the Rev Lewis Hunter officiating. Burial will be Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar. He was born June 11, 1880, a son of the late David and Elizabeth Hardy Wilson. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
A Uniontown sanitation worker was killed on the job Tuesday. He was Clark (Pete) Wilson, 44, of 37 Maple St. Police said Wilson jumped onto the slow-moving refuse truck on Stewart Ave., Uniontown. He apparently lost his grip, slipped and fell to the ground and was run over by the truck. He died instantly. Witnesses said Wilson was sitting on the front step of a house waiting for the truck to move up the street. As it approached, he waved to the driver to keep moving. He then jumped onto the side step of the vehicle, slipped and fell, and went under the moving truck. This was the first traffic fatality in Uniontown in nearly two years.
Wilson had been employed by the sanitation department for about five years. He was born Sept. 2, 1926, at Mount Independence, the son of the late Clark and Pearl Nedrow Wilson. He was a social member of the Mount Braddock Sportsmen’s Club, the North Union Township Vol. Fire Dept., American Legion Post No. 51, and the Sons of Italy Lodge No. 231. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Montgomery Wilson; his stepfather, John Cummings of Lemont Furnace; two half-brothers, Wilbur Cummings of Lemont Furnace and Charles Sullivan of Frederick, Md., and one half-sister, Nellie Johnston of Uniontown.
WILSON— Friends of Clark (Pete) Wilson, Jr. of 37 Maple St., Uniontown, who died Tuesday, June 15, 1971, may call at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, after 7:30 p.m. today. The service will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in Cove Run Cemetery.
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At his residence in Luzerne township of palsy on the 22d of March, Daniel Wilson aged 86 years and upwards. The deceased was a revolutionary soldier, and universally esteemed and respected. In a few years there will not be left one of that noble band of heroes that gained the liberties of our county. “How sleep the brave who sink to rest.”
Donald Ray Wilson, 16 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wilson, 418 Snyder street, Connellsville, died of pneumonia early yesterday, at the home of his parents. Services will be held at the Dunbar Franklin Memorial church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Franklin cemetery, Dunbar.
Dorcas WILSON died in 1861. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
In Uniontown, Pa, on the 18th of February, 1861 of Pulmonary disease, Miss DORCAS WILSON, in the 24th year of her age.
During her illness she was a bright example of Christian patience, and triumphing grace. I.N.B.
Tne Genius of Liberty. Uniontown. Feb. 28, 1861.
SOMERSET, Dec. 5.— Mrs. Emily Frazier Wilson, 93, former school teacher and a native of Somerset, died Sunday in Pittsburgh where she lived with a daughter. She leaves seven children.
Glenn "Sunny" WILSON died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Thrown with great force from the rear set of an automobile as it crashed into a pole near Greensboro, Thursday morning to escape collision with another machine, little Glenn "Sunny" Wilson, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wilson of Greensboro, was almost instantly killed. His skull was crushed. He breathed his last in the office of Dr. A. L. Eddy, half mile distant.
Orville Vernon, four, son of Lawrence Vernon, driver, escaped with lacerations of the head and face. The father was virtually uninjured.
Vernon asserted that just as he was rounding a sharp curve on the road leading to Davistown, where he was going to return with a relative, the machine of Father John Campbell of Uniontown loomed in front of him.
A sudden twist of the steering wheel sent the Vernon coach into a huge pole, snapped off by the impact.
Just before the pole came crashing down on the top of the automobile little Sunny, pride of the neighborhood, was catapulted high in the air his body whirling many times before it struck the concrete highway 20 feet distant. There was a sickening thud as the side of the youth's head was crushed and life soon ebbed.
Joe Zailer, who witnessed the accident, tenderly lifted the bruised and bleeding form of the lying lad into his car and hurried to the office of Dr. Eddy to be followed later in Father Campbell's machine by Mr. Vernon and his son.
Before Dr. Eddy had time to battle for the little fellow's life Sunny gasped and died.
Word of the accident soon spread through the little river town and a sad scene was enacted as Mrs. Wilson and the lad's grandmother burst into the doctor's office and threw themselves upon the corpse of their "Sunny" boy, who just a short time before was a smiling happy child.
"My boy. My Sunny boy. It can't be true," shrieked the mother as her entire body was convulsed in sobs. The two women clutched at the body, wailing for "Sunny" to speak to them. They were near collapse when told by Dr. Eddy that "Sunny" hereafter would only be a fond memory.
The physician and others turned their attention to the grief-stricken women, who later were taken to their homes while the entire town mourned. Sunny was the only boy in the family. Three other children, nine, three, and five survive.
Plans for a birthday party for Sunny turned to arrangements for digging a little grave in a nearby cemetery, to the selection of youths of the neighborhood to bear the corpse to the last resting place.
The cake with the seven candles only drives sorrow deeper into the hearts of the loved ones who had watched Sunny grow from infancy to ??? . the pride of the neighborhood, nicknamed for his sunny disposition.
Bathed in grief the Wilson home is a center of general mourning while the residents of Greensboro talk in whispers of the sad death of the lad so greatly beloved.
Mr. Vernon is employed at the Penn-Pit plant. He is related to the Wilsons.
Ten years ago a sister of Mr. Wilson, Vera, was killed in a motor accident.
(Herald - June 25, 1937)
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James P. Wilson, aged 91 years, one of the oldest residents of the city, died at 10:45 o'clock Saturday night in the home of a son, Hollie Wilson, 29 Whiteman avenue. Death followed a protracted illness of complications. Surviving are two sons and two daughters: James L. Wilson, of Chicago; Hollie; Mrs. Annie Becker, Newill; and Mrs. Bertha Randolph, Bridgeport, W. Va. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Minerd funeral parlors, East Church street, until just prior to the funeral to be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Alden J. Allen, D. D., pastor of Calvary Methodist Protestant church, will officiate. Burial will be in a Hopwood cemetery.
Mrs. Jane Wilson, an aged and well known lady residing in Dunbar township died Wednesday at the home of her son, Richard, at which place she has been making her home for the past few weeks. The deceased has been a resident of this place for upwards of 15 years. She is survived by three sons, Richard, Zacharia and Charles. The funeral services were conducted from the home of her son, Richard at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. D. E. Minerd officiating. The interment was made in the Franklin cemetery.
Mrs. Jennie Wilson, 79, wife of Chauncey Wilson of Connellsville street, Dunbar, died at 2:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home of complications. Besides her husband, she is survived by one foster son, Walter Wilson of Dilliner. Born in Broad Ford August 6, 1866, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boring. She had resided in Dunbar for the past 73 years. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the James T. Burhans funeral home at Dunbar with Rev. O. G. Cook, pastor of Wesley Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
John Wilson, about 80 years old, formerly of Dunbar, died Friday in the County Home at Uniontown. The body was taken to the James T. Burhans funeral home at Dunbar.
The funeral service for John Wilson, 86 years old, formerly of Dunbar, who died Friday at Uniontown, was held this morning at the James T. Burhans Funeral Home at Dunbar, in charge of Rev. William S. Hamilton, pastor of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. Burial was made in Franklin Cemetery. He leaves these children; Mrs. T. V. Grimm, Miss Amanda, Miss Susan and Walter Wilson all of Wheeling.
John Henry Wilson, 66, died at 10:45 o'clock Friday morning at his home on Hardy Hill, Dunbar, after a lingering illness. At one time he was employed by the Dunbar Corporation as a laborer. Mr. Wilson was born in Dunbar, September 14, 1882, a son of the late David and Elizabeth Hardy Wilson, and resided there all of his life. Surviving are his widow, Beulah Harberger Wilson; five sons, Joseph, James L, Isaac, Irvin and Emory, all of Dunbar; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Leonard, Mrs. Zelma Beals and Mrs. Agnes Marietta, all of Dunbar; two brothers, Clark of Dunbar and Erskin Wilson of Outcrop, and four grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock in the home in Hardy Hill with Rev. W.S. Hamilton of Tarr officiating. Burial will be made in Franklin cemetery at Dunbar.
The funeral for John M. Wilson was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the family residence near Laurel Hill. Rev Russell of the First Presbyterian Church and Rev. Myers, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Laurel Hill, officiated. The pallbearers were Frank Mickey, Henry Gilland, Robert Dunn and M Morris, David McMillin and Dempseyu Woodward.
John S. WILSON died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)
Daily News Standard 3-24-1900
Percy, March 24- John S. Wilson, one of the oldest citizens of this vicinity, died on Thursday night at 11 oclock, March 22, 1900, of paralysis, aged a little over 77 years. He was born near Brandonville, W. Va, March 6, 1823. When a young man he worked at the woolen-making business with the Souths in southern Greene County. In 1858, he came to Fayette county and settled at Bridgeport, and in 1860 he moved to the Alfred Patterson farm in North Union, and later to the Richey farm in South Union. He moved to Percy in 1872, and has since lived here. In 1846 he married Mary Ann Mossburg, who died in 1889. Eight children were born to them, all of whom survive except Abraham, who was killed in the Youngstown mine explosion in which 16 miners lost their lives on Oct. 27, 1884. The surviving children, all married, are: Thomas, John, Charles H, Robert B, and George W, Susanna, married to Henry Cole of Dunbar and Mary J, married to Isaac Harvey of Uniontown. Deceased was a member of the M.P. Church. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m.; interment in Mt. Independence Cemetery.
Ernest Landman, 24, Mt. Braddock, was reported in fair condition in Connellsville Hospital today from injuries suffered in a crash which killed one man and injured four others Tuesday night.
Joseph Wilson, 52, Dunbar, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, five miles South of Connellsville on a Legislative route off Route 119. State police said the car driven by Landman veered off the road and plunged over an embankment, striking several poles. The other passengers in the vehicle, Alvin Sapp, 28, Mount Braddock, Gerald Hall, 25, Dunbar, and John McKnight, 23, Brownfield, were treated and released from Connellsville State Hospital. Landman suffered multiple cuts and abrasions, Hall, a head cut; McKnight, laceration of the back of the head, and Sapp, laceration and abrasions of left arm. The later three were in the back seat of the car.
Wilson, who was riding in the front seat, was thrown from the car. George L. McIntire, Fayette County deputy coroner, pronounced him dead at the scene of a skull fracture and broken neck. State police also investigated.
The accident took place at 6:15 p.m. on the Lazy Hour Ranch Road. The northbound vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road, rolling over when the driver apparently attempted to get it back on the road. The car came to a halt on its roof after traveling about 50 feet through roadside brush.
Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, James, Irvin, and Emery, and three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Bessie) Leonard, Mrs. Clifford (Elma) Beals, and Mrs. Wilbur (Agnes) Marietta, all of Dunbar. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
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WILSON, JOSEPH A— Aged 52, of Dunbar, died Thursday evening, July 11, 1961. Born June 11, 1910, he was a son of Beulah and the late John H. Wilson. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers and three sisters, James, Irvin, Emory, Mrs. Walter Leonard, Mrs. Clifford Beals and Mrs. Wilbur Marietta, all of Dunbar. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. D. Schrecengost will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
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Ernest Landman of Mount Braddock was held responsible for a traffic accident July 11 and recommended held for grand jury action. Killed, when Landman’s car overturned on the Lazy Hour Ranch Rd., was Joseph A. Wilson, 51, of R. D. 2, Dunbar, who was riding with Landman. Landman told the coroner’s jury that he remembered drinking beer and whisky during the evening but had no recollection of the circumstances of the accident.
A Mount Braddock man, Ernest E. Landman, yesterday entered a guilty plea to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the traffic death of Joseph A. Wilson, 51, R. D. 2, Dunbar. Landman entered the plea when called before President Judge Eustace H. Bane yesterday along with scores of other defendants indicted by the December Grand Jury. Wilson was fatally injured when the car in which he was riding, driven by Landman, overturned on the Lazy Hour Ranch Rd.
Kate H. WILSON obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project. (11)
WILSON-At London, Ohio on the 19th inst' in the 31st year of her age, Mrs. Kate H. Wilson wife of Col. A. E. Wilson, and daughter of Geo. Dawson, Esq, of Brownsville, Pa.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Aug. 27, 1863.
Vol. 3, No. 29, Pg. 3, Col. 1.
Mrs. Laura E Wilson, 58, of Masontown, died in Uniontown Hospital at 9:45 o’clock Wednesday morning. Surviving are her husband, Chalmar Wilson; three children, Elmer Hall of West Brownsville and Robert and Mrs. Ruth Dille of Masontown; seven grandchildren, and eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Belle Wilson of Connellsville, Samuel, Robert and John Hall of Dunbar, Jesse and Frank Hall of Canonsburg, Ralph Hall of Greensburg and George Hall of Jefferson.
LeVerna Wilson, 69, of 206 W. Green St., Connellsville, died in Connellsville State General Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. She was born Sept. 16, 1904, at Franklin Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late John A. and Louise Woodward Allen. She had for a number of years been a saleslady for Household Paper Products Co. She is survived by a son, John S. Fleming of Connellsville; two granddaughters, two great- grandsons, and one brother, Paul A. Allen of Bradenton, Fla. Her second husband, Ralph Wilson, preceded her in death in 1967.
WILSON — Friends of LeVerna Wilson of 206 W. Green St., Connellsville, who died Sunday, April 21, 1974, may call at the Ingram Funeral Home, 204 W. Green St., Connellsville, after 7 p.m. today, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. William Sheldon Blair officiating. Private interment will be held at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
Lucy Chiles WILSON died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Dr. R. O. Wilson, local dentist, of 51 East Main Street, was called to Washington, D.C. where his wife, Mrs. Lucy Chiles Wilson, 31, died Saturday morning of complications in a hospital in that city.
The body was taken to Richmond, Va., where funeral services and burial have been arranged for Wednesday afternoon.
Lydia Lopp was born near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1807. Married Thomas Wilson, 1824. Lived in Fayette County near Connellsville at the confluence of the Dunbar and Allegheny river for thirteen years. Migrated to Licking County, Ohio 1837. Moved to Black Hawk County, Iowa 1861 where her husband died 1869. Lydia was the mother of thirteen children. She died in Waterloo, Iowa, March 11, 1896 and was buried next to her daughter in Britt, Hancock County, Iowa.
Maralouise Detwiler Wilson, 86, of Connellsville, Bullskin Township, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from her home. Maralouise was born on Sunday, March 15, 1925 in Connellsville daughter of Ray Detwiler and Grace Whipkey Detwiler. Maralouise was a longtime resident of Connellsville and a graduate of Connellsville High School. Prior to her retirement she worked as Telephone Operator for the former Bell Telephone Company for 35 years. She was a member of the East Connellsville United Methodist Church. Maralouise was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Wayne G. Wilson in 2003; a son, Dane B. Wilson; sisters: Helen Ruth Harshman and Dorothy Lee Detwiler; and her brother, Ray Eugene Detwiler. Maralouise is survived by her loving children: Mark A. Wilson and his wife Peggy of Connellsville, Douglas W. Wilson and wife Sherry of Donegal, Pennsylvania and Debra Shoemaker and Jerry of Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania grandchildren: Mark, Brian and Kurt Wilson, Douglas and Chad Wilson, Nicole Smithula, Michael Shoemaker, Brandon Lampley, Tara Harmening, Lindsey Brown and Dana Hull; great grandchildren: Brennen, Ally, Brooke, Cole, Arley, Noah, Seth, Adam, Rachel, Sydney, Sarah, Ty and Jake; her sister, Leora Berkheimer of New Stanton, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. A Committal Service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, Pennsylvania.
WILSON, MARTIN LUTHER— Age 81 died early Friday morning, May 16, 1965. Born in Coolspring he was the son of the late David and Moriah McKnight Wilson. He is survived by one brother, William Wilson of Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 195 W Main Street, where services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. with Rev Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery, Uniontown.
Nick WILSON died in 1933. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Nick Wilson, well known school director of Georges township, died at his home in Wynn Sunday night, January 1, 1933, at 8:15 o'clock of a complication of diseases.
Mr. Wilson was 67 years of age on Thursday, December 29, 1932. He had served several terms as a school director in Georges township.
Surviving are his widow and the following brothers and sisters: Amadee and R. T. Wilson of Uniontown; Joseph Wilson of New Salem; Israel Wilson of Wynn and Mrs. Nan Bailey and Mrs. Sallie Mitchell of Fairchance.
Funeral services will be held in the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. T. J. Null, officiating. Burial in Wilson cemetery at Brownfield.
(Genius - Jan 3, 1933)
Percy P. Wilson, born July 31, 1892, died on August 21, 1966. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Long Wilson and Norma Mc Ferin of Brownsville, Lois Scott of New York, Jesse C Wilson of California and Glenn P Wilson of Brownsville. Services will be held at the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home with the Reverend David Hare officiating. Place of Interment will be in the LaFayette Memorial Park.
WILSON, PERCY PRICE— Age 74 years, husband of Nettie Long Wilson, of 97 Walnut St., Uniontown, Pa., died in the Laurel Rest Home, Sunday, August 21, 1966, at 7:15 AM. In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Norma) McFerrin, of Brownsville, Pa., and Mrs. Fay (Lois) Scott, Little Genesee, N.Y.; two sons, Jesse C., of Monongahela, Pa., and Glenn P., of Brownsville, Pa., seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Ogle, Uniontown; one brother, Andrew Wilson, Nemacolin. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, Local No. 6326, a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion Lafayette Post, No. 51, and the VFW, Post No. 47. The family will receive friends after 7 this evening and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM, in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 24, at 1 PM. Rev. David Hare will officiate. Interment will be in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. The American Legion Lafayette Post No. 51, will conduct military rites at the graveside.
WILSON— Of pneumonia, at his residence in Monroe, Saturday, April 2, Peter Wilson, at an advanced age.
Mrs. Sadia "Sadie" Smitley Wilson, 84, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Springer Hardy, at Dunbar at 12:35 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. Born in Dunbar Township, on April 20,1889 she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Sue Smitley. Surviving besides her daughter are two sons, Chalmer of Masontown and Orville of Out Crop, one brother Louis Smitley of Davistown; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in the Burhan Funeral Home in Dunbar, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev.M.H. Jenkins officiating . Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, November 11, 1955, page 2, column 5
Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino <sffoster at aol.com>
Wayne G. Wilson, 80, of Connellsville, (Bullskin Township) went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at his home. He was born March 27, 1923 in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late Calvin D. and Sarah Huey Wilson. Wayne had been a resident of Bullskin Township since 1946. He had worked as an insurance salesman for the former Knights Life Insurance Co., which is now American General, and also for the Nationwide Insurance Co. He later went to work for the former B&O, now CSX, and retired from there in 1984 after 25 years of service. Wayne was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. as a Staff Sergeant, working as an airplane mechanic for the 445th Fighters Squadron. Wayne was a member of the East Connellsville United Methodist Church and also attended the Word of Life Ministries in Greensburg. He was also a member of the Connellsville B.P.O. Elks #503. Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Maralouise Detwiler Wilson, with whom he celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2003; two sons, Mark A. Wilson and his wife, Peggy, of Connellsville and Douglas Wilson and his wife, Sherry, of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Debra Shoemaker and her friend, Jerry Cronin, both of Lemont Furnace; 10 grandchildren, Michael Shoemaker, Mark II, Doug, Brian, Nicole, Chad and Kurt Wilson and Tara, Lindsay and Dana Guest and eight great- grandchildren. Wayne was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Dane Brent Wilson in 2001. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Henry Taliercio and Pastor Patti Comini-Miller co- officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that contributions be made to the East Connellsville U.M. Church, 109 East End Rd., Connellsville, PA, 15425
William Wilson, 58, of Connellsville, died Thursday morning in the Marcy State Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in Dunbar, November 3, 1913, son of the late Edward and Ellen Bosley Hiles Wilson. He was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by two sisters Amanda Brooks and Goldie Wilson, both of Dunbar, and two half sisters, Ada Martin and Jane Hixen, both of Dunbar. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Burial in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar
Nora Kathleen "Peggy" Wilson-Volpe passed from this life into Eternal Rest on March 8, 2012. She was born in Fairchance, Pa. on August 5, 1925, the youngest child of Franklin Lewis Wilson and Airy I'Aden Miller-Wilson. She married the love of her life, James Vincent Volpe, Jr. on April 29, 1947. They resided in New Salem, Pa. until a change of occupation took them to Garfield Heights, Ohio. After living in Lyndhurst and Mansfield, Ohio, they returned to Uniontown, Pa. and remained there until Jim's death in 1990. After being diagnosed with macular degeneration, Peggy was moved to Export, Pa. by her youngest daughter, Kathy and son - in - law David. She remained there until her son-in-law's career change took her to Taylors, S.C. in 2006. Aside from her husband, she was also predeceased by her parents and siblings: Thomas "Whitey" Wilson, Elmer "Apple Dumpling" Wilson, Curtis "Chug" Wilson, Ronald "Barney" Wilson, Leona "Nonie" Wilson-Chipps-Rockwell, an infant sister Martha "Polly" Wilson and toddler brother Glen Lewis Wilson. 'Peggy' is survived by her daughters: Cynthia Varlotta and husband Richard and Kathleen Sawyer and husband David; as well as Grand-daughter, Annette Varlotta and her only Great Grandchild, Alec James Varlotta. The family will receive friends in the DEAN C WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, PA on Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, March 16, 2012 until 11:00 a.m. when a Ginnaz Service will be conducted by Father Nadim Helou M.L.M. officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, PA.
Mrs. Ruth WILTROUT died in 1939. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(42)
Mrs Ruth Wiltrout 28 Years old Wife of Clyde Wiltrout of South Connellsville died at 10:05 o' clock this morning at her home in Gibson avenue after an illness of two months.
Mrs Wiltrout was born June 19,1911, a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Brierly of South Connellsville. She was educated in the public schools there and was a member of the Church of God.
In addition to her husband and parents she leaves an adopted son Junior Wiltrout and these brothers and sisters; Raymond Brierly of Trenton N.J. Mrs Daisy Trump of South Connellsville and Harry and William Brierly both at home.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced..
One correction was made in this Obit; that being the surname of Raymond, Harry and William. They are Brierly, not Wiltrout.
Obit located in Connellsville Courier
Garrett R. "Bob" Wingard, Sr., 76, of Republic, Fayette County, Pa., went to be with the Lord and his loving wife, Inez, on May 28, 2008. He was the father of William Valentine, Roscoe Valentine, Hazel Lowther, Ruby Zazado, Bobbie Malcom, Christine Brown, Garrett Wingard, Jr., Frances Brooks, Brenda Land, and John Wingard. He was also a loving grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Fayette County, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Joe Eicholtz, officiating.
Military Rites will be accorded in the Funeral Home by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 47, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Mrs. Isabel Wingard, 62, wife of John Wingard, died Sunday morning at her home at Outcrop. There are five sons, Hobart of Smock, Samuel of Bitner, John and George of Ohiopyle and William at home; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson of Confluence, Mrs. Jane Smitley of Oliver No 1 and Mary at home; one brother, William Stouffer at Wasdale.
Charles WINGENROTH Sr. died in 1919. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
WINGENROTH, CHARLES SR.
Charles WINGENROTH, Sr., 69 years old, died Friday morning at the Morton House, Erie, Pa. Mr. WINGENROTH formerly resided in Connellsville and is well known in this community. Before locating at Erie he conducted a hotel at Belle Vernon. His widow and several children; including Harriet, wife of Fred JEFFRIES of Belle Vernon, survive.
Weekly Courier Thurs. 8-7-1919
Albert A. Wingrove, 75 years old, of Cross Roads, Bullskin Twp., died at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night at his home after a year's illness. Mr. Wingrove was born March 2, 1873, at Dawson, a son of the late John V. and Sarah Dawson Wingrove, and had resided in Bullskin Twp. for the past 41 years. A coal miner, he retired about 14 years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Nicholson Wingrove; four sons, Charles Wingrove of Lemont Furnace, Braden H. Wingrove, at home; Albert A. Wingrove, Jr., of Cross Roads, supervising principal of the Bullskin Township Schools and Melvin C. Wingrove of East Connellsville; five daughters; Mrs. Ora Schultz of South Connellsville, Mrs. Nettie Livingston of Connellsville, R.D. 1, Mrs. Evelyn Ludwig of Merrittstown and Mrs. Willa Stillwagon and Mrs. Mary Benson of Connellsville. Two children preceded him in death. There are 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Surviving are three sisters; Mrs. Goldie Gowatski of Cross Roads, Mrs. Kathryn Kinneer of Acme and Mrs. Nellie Hodge of Pleasant Valley Country Club Road. The body will be taken to the home at seven O'clock this evening and the funeral will be held Friday afternoon. There will be a prayer at the home at 2 o'clock with full rites at Mount Olive Evangelical United Brethren Church at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Lester C. Schmittle, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
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Lieutenant Allen E. Wingrove has been missing in ____ Italy since April 14, according to a telegram received from the War Department to his mother, Mary A. Wingrove of Vanderbilt. The Lieutenant ____ ___ ___ ___ enlisted in December 1942 and had been ____ duty overseas since February. He was reported missing several _________________. _______ time after he was graduated from R___ High School, Mount Pleasant, he was an employee of the Pittsburgh & Lake Lynn Railroad at Youngstown, Ohio. AT the time of his enlistment, he was employed at the Carnegie-Illinois Steel plant at ____. Lieutenant Wingrove was married January 3, 1944 to Dorothy Hendrick of Columbia, S. C.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Dec. 7— The body of Lt. Allen E. Wingrove of the U. S. Air Corps, killed in action April 14, 1944, will be buried at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the Zachery Taylor National Cemetery at Louisville, Ky. Lt. Wingrove was the son of Mrs. Mary Wingrove of Sharpsville and a grandson of Mrs. Susan Swink of Diamond Street.
Charles Raymond Wingrove, 39, of Connellsville Street, Dunbar, was dead on arrival Monday at Frick Community Hospital. He was born November 27, 1936 in Connellsville, a son of Clark and Clara Brooks Wingrove of Dunbar. He was veteran and was employed by Golden Eagle Construction Company of Uniontown. He is survived in addition to his parents, by his wife Ethelynn Leonard Wingrove of Dunbar; two daughters, Carol Ann and Leslie Gayle; one son, Raymond Wayne, and his first wife, Mary Margaret Wingrove, all of New Brunswick, Canada; seven brothers, David, Melvin, Jerry, Joseph, Kirk, and Clark, Jr., all of Dunbar, and James of Mt. Braddock, and seven sisters, Mrs. Fred (Marjorie) Tressler, Geraldine Wingrove, Kathy Wingrove, and Christine Wingrove all of Dunbar, Mrs. Joseph (Sandra) Plebe of Leisenring, and Mrs. Robert (Joann) Gales and Mrs. Steve (Drea) Burnsworth, both of Uniontown. He was predeceased by one son Travis and a sister Marlene. Buried Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar
David H. WINGROVE died in 1925. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.
WINGROVE, DAVID H.
David H. WINGROVE, ?6 (may be 66) years old, died Saturday at his home at Hibbs mine, following an illness of heart trouble. Besides his wife, Mrs. Sarah WINGROVE, he is survived by two sons, Joseph and Theodore, both at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie LAYMON of Saltlick township and Mrs. Iva M. GOSWICK of Hibbs mine.
Connellsville Courier Thurs. 3-12-1925
Diane Faye Livingston Wingrove, of Connellsville (Bullskin Twp), passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2010, at her home, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Connellsville, a daughter of Lorraine Gregg Livingston and the late Harold Livingston, Sr. Diane was a lifelong resident of the area and had worked as a machine operator for National Envelope. Diane was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She loved to bake, gamble and play cards, but most of all loved being with her family. Diane will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving family; her husband of 43 years, John A "Hop" Wingrove, Jr.; her children, John A. Wingrove, III and wife Nellie of Connellsville; Jodi Wingrove and fiancé, Daniel Mardis, of Connellsville and Jennifer L. Bedford and husband Joseph of Mount Pleasant; her grandchildren, Emily Wingrove and Calab and Elijah Bedford; her brother, Harold Livingston and wife Bernadette, of Maryland, and her sister, Cheryl Newill, of Dawson. In addition to her father Diane was predeceased by a grandson, Noah Bedford. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, until the hour of service in The Brook Funeral Home, 111 E. Green Street, Connellsville, with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
WINGROVE, GEORGE—Aged 75, 59 Carlisle St., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, march 25, 1962, at 9:25 a.m. He is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Mary Katherine Haines, Uniontown; Mrs. Ella Margaret Powell, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Arietta Mick and one nephew, Leonard Holland, of Clarksburg, W. Va. He was predeceased by his father, Samuel Wingrove and mother, Sarah Beal Wingrove Bosley; his wife Winnie Molton Wingrove in 1939 and one sister, Mrs. Peal Holland. Friends will be received at 7 o’clock this evening and Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 S. Fayette St., were service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank A Bodnar will officiate. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery.
WINGROVE, GEORGE—Friends are being received today from 3-5 and 7-9 in the Harold S Gleason Funeral Home, 114 East Fayette Street where services will held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank A. Bodnar will officiate. Internment will be in Park Place Cemetery.
Note from contributer: Born July 1886
John Wingrove, a well known resident of Bullskin township, met death under peculiar circumstances. Rufus Clark, a neighbor, who was walking in the direction of Wingrove, and at the same time carrying a loaded gun, slipped and fell. The fall discharged the weapon, the shot taking effect in a vital part of Wingrove's body, killing him almost instantly. About two years ago the Wingrove residence was totally destroyed by a cyclone and Mrs. Wingrove and a son were killed and another crippled for life by a fall of ore.
Mrs. Mary Wingrove, 78, of Coolspring, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Oct. 12, 1884, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pierce. Surviving are her husband, Howard William Wingrove; five daughters, Mrs. James (Helen) Wyland of Masontown; Mrs. James (Nellie) Morris of Martin; Mrs. Ernest (Hazel) Shanaberger of Fairchance; Mrs. William (Jessie) James of Dunbar and Miss Ruth, at home; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kalib Pierce of Uniontown. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Gladys, Iva and Betty. The body will be at the Burhans funeral home at Dunbar after 7:30 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Lewis Hunter will officiating. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
William WINSTON died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(13)
William Winston, aged 40 years, died at 12:15 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 2, 1935, in Brownsville Hospital. He resided at House 6, Superior.
Surviving are: his widow, Matilda Winston; eight children, Ernestine, Helen, Chester, Alice, Jennie, Billy, Clarence and Waneta Winston; six sisters, Mrs. Hattie Freeman, Fairmont, W. Va; Mary, Hazel, Essie Mae and Iris Winston, and Mrs. Ruth Jordan, all of Covington, Va; and two brothers, Russell and Eugene Winston, also residents of Covington.
Rev. James William, of Uniontown, will conduct funeral services in the ...(article cut off).
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Doris Lenore Winters (nee Malone), age 97, died Friday, October 22, 2010 in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Doris had been a resident of Governors Village of Mayfield Village for seven years. She was born June 19, 1913, in Catawba, West Virginia. Doris graduated in the Class of 1932 from Masontown High School. She had been employed in Accounting with Sears for 25 years. Deceased are her beloved husband of 53 years, Perry; her parents, Fred and Edith Malone; daughter, Margaret Burwell; and grandson, Scott Burwell. Survivors and spouses include Roberta G. (William) Bachmann of Eastlake, Ohio; grandchildren: Cheryl Crise, Janet (Andrew) Svec and Fred (Sandy) Burwell of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Todd (Jeanette) Whitton, Lakewood, Colorado, Pamela (Tim) Dean of Margate, Florida, Roger (Sue) Whitton of Vernonia, Oregon, Valerie Whitton, Jill (Karen) Whitton and Shane Whitton all of Columbus, Ohio; also 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Private family service will be held. Burial will be at a later date in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Smithfield, Pennsylvania. JACK MONREAL FUNERAL HOME, 31925 Vine Street, Willowick, OH 44095 (440-585-4555) is handling the arrangements.
Frank M. WISE died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Frank M. Wise, aged 53 or 58, a widely known and highly respected resident of Mulberry street, Scottdale, died in his home, Thursday afternoon, February 14, 1935, at 4 o'clock. Death was attributed to pneumonia and a stroke he suffered three and a half years ago.
He was a son of Margaret and the late George Wise. Besides his mother he is survived by his widow, Bess Baird Wise, formerly of Everett; a sister, Mrs. A. L. Truxell, Middle street, Uniontown; and two nephews, Clair and Ward Truxell, also of Uniontown.
He was a member of the Trinity Reformed church of Scottdale, and of the I. O. O. F., of Moyer; the F. O. E. and the Scottdale Fire Department.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 17, 1935, in the residence with Rev. W. J. Muir officiating. Ralph Sherrick, a relative of Mr. Wise, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Burial was in Scottdale cemetery.
(Herald - February 21, 1935)
Earl Wise, aged 46, of Chalk Hill, died suddenly at 9:30, Monday morning, September 16, 1940, after a brief illness. He was a member of the Chalk Hill Methodist church. Surviving are the widow, Naomi Wise; four children, William, Betty, Amy, and Edith; a sister, Lulu Thompson, Chalk Hill, and three brothers, Leslie and Carlton of Chalk Hill and G. S. Wise, Uniontown. The body has been removed from the A. D. Ferguson Funeral Home to the residence of Mr. Wise’s sister-in-law, Edna Spear, 67 Whiteman avenue, where friends will be received. Services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon in Chalk Hill Lutheran church. Dr. James C. Clark, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Spear cemetery.
WISE, MRS. NAOMI CATHERINE— Age 63 years, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., passed away Saturday, January 23, 1962 at 5 a.m. She was the daughter of the late Adam and Sarah Jane Tressler Spear. She was predeceased by her husband Otho Earl Wise in 1940 and a daughter, Betty Jane Groover. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Dolly) Zack, of Uniontown, Mrs. Ralph (Edith) Boger of Uniontown, one son, William Wise of Lemont Furnace, twelve grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Leslie (Bessie) Wise of Ohiopyle, Mrs. William (Mary) Hallow of Newark, N. J., Mrs. Paul (Cora) Habuca of Louisiana State, one brother, Russell Spear of Ohiopyle. She was a member of Chalk Hill Methodist Church. Friends will be received in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10, where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Carson McCormick officiating. Interment will be in the Spear Family Cemetery, near Ohiopyle.
James WISHART died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(35)
STANDARD Jul.24 '37 When the coupe in which they were riding became un- manageable as it left highway route No. 181 two miles from Somerfield late last night, James Wishart, 15-year-old Connellsville high school youth, was killed and Paul Francis, 21, and Jacob B. Kline, 19, also of Connellsville, were injured, the latter seriously. Francis, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Zed Francis of Uniontown, was driving Wishart and Kline to the Maryland mountain home of Chris A. Wagner, father-in-law of Francis, when the accident occurred. Wishart and Kline were extricated from the wreckage by Francis, who was only slightly bruised, and the three were taken to the office of Dr. Albert J. Ingham at Somerfield. From Somerfield Dr. Ingham rushed Wishart and Kline to the Confluence hospital where Wishart died two hours later.
Kline is in a serious condition in the hospital suffering from a possible fractured pelvis and a dislocated shoulder.
Surviving Wishart are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wishart; two brothers, Carlisle at home, and Earl of Bentleyville; and five sisters, Mr.s B.A. Marshall of Masontown, Mrs. August Croft of Murraysville, Pa.; [missing text] Allen of Norfolk, Va. [Remainder of text missing]
Miss Stella Wisialowsky 17 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wisialowsky, died Saturday at the family residence at Davidson. The funeral which was held Monday from the Holy Trinity Polish Church in the West Side with internment in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.
The Weekly Courier
Contributed by Helen Claverie <hclaverie at hotmail.com>
The funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Wisilosky will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home, 514 Cummings avenue and at 1 o'clock at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. W. Wjaniewski. Burial will he in the church cemetery at Poplar-Grove. Mrs. Wisilosky is survived by the following children: Mrs. F. L. Luczak and Ignatius, Connellsvllle; Michael, Indiana, John and Lewis, at home; also one brother, Ignatius Covatsky, Mount Pleasant; 18 grandchildren and five greatgrandchlldren.
The Daily Courier
Contributed by Helen Claverie <hclaverie at hotmail.com>
K. WISMER died in 1934. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb
Word has been received from Philadelphia of the recent death of O. K. Wismer, aged 82, following an extended illness. Mr. Wismer was the only living brother of the late Rev. I. K. Wismer, former pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Uniontown. His widow and two daughters, all of Philadelphia ???
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(Herald - 11/14/1934)
Henry David Witt, 25 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Witt of 412 Stephen street, died at 5:45 o'clock this morning at the Connellsville State Hospital from the effects of drinking Lysol. He had taken a bath and then drank some Lysol, members of the family finding him on the bathroom floor. He was re-moved to the hospital but died while physicians were working on him. Mr. Witt was the son of John C. and Blanche M. Queer Witt. For a time he had been employed as a machinist's helper at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Some time ago, he became partially blind when a splinter was run into his right eye. In addition to his parents, there are one brother and one sister, Elmer Witt of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Robert Chase of Columbus, Ohio. The body was removed to the Simm Funeral home in North Pittsburgh street where it was prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Lewis Jordan Witt, 83 years old, died at 3:40 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home at Normalville, R. D. 1, near Rogers Mills, after an extended illness. Mr. Witt was born in Bedford county July 30, 1862, the son of the late Dennis and Layina Beal Witt, and had been a resident of the Indian Creek Valley for the past 43 years, being a farmer.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nettie Lape Witt, and the following children: Mrs. Bessie Warrick, Mrs. Alverta Gallentine and Mrs. Grace Bungard, all of Normalville, Mrs. Hazel Ansell of Uniontown, Mrs. Louella Barnhart and Russell Witt of Nemacolin and Edward Witt of Mount Pleasant. There are also 26 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Oliver Witt of Indian Head, and one sister, Lillian Witt of Vanderbilt.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Bungard, at Normalville where the body was removed this afternoon by Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head. Rev. W. M. Beal, pastor of the Davistown Evangelical Church, will be in charge. Burial will be made in Normalville Cemetery.
Mrs. Rebecca Witt, 95, widow of Jacob A. Witt died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dix, at Indian Head. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Thursday afternoon. She was born March 2, 1854, a daughter of the late Joseph and Delilah Christner Berg, at Indian Head. She had lived at the Dix home for the past 23 years. All of her life had been spent in the Indian Head community.
Her husband preceded her in death September 4, 1902. She was a member of the Indian Head Church of God. Surviving are one son, Calvin B. Witt of Indian Head; two daughters, Mrs. Elva Dix and Miss Pearl Witt of Indian Head; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Waddle in Hazelwood.
The body was removed to the Dix home where the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. G. Marion Smith, her pastor. Interment will be in the Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Warren S. Witt, 64, of 417 S. Ninth St., Connellsville, died Sunday morning in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born November 17, 1912, in Connellsville, a son of the late Sanford and Abby Loretta Long Witt. He was the office supervisor in the storage department of the West Penn Power Company. He was one of the original organizers of the Connellsville Little League and a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Connellsville. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Irene Witt; two sons, Robert of Norwalk, Ohio and William of McKeesport; a daughter, Miss Connie Witt, at home; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; a brother, Paul N. Witt of Uniontown, and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Hurley of Uniontown. He was predeceased by a brother Gerald.
WITT— Friends of Warren S. Witt of 417 South Ninth St., Connellsville, who died Sunday, march 27, 1977, will be received at the Brook’s Funeral Home, Inc., from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ralph Arnold and the Rev. William Hufford officiating. Interment will be in the Green Ridge Memorial Park.
Mrs. Victoria WODORSKY died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Victoria Wodorsky, aged 37, of 27 Delaware avenue, died Saturday morning at 7:40 of complications. She is survived by her husband, William Wodorsky and the following children, Mary and Clara, her parents also survive, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jakubovsky and one brother Adam.
Funeral will be held Monday morning.
(Genius - June 27, 1931)
Sergeant Steven Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe, former well known resident of Adelaide, and now residing at Coalbrook, died September 16 in France of pneumonia. His parents were officially notified by the War Department.
Wolfe had been in the United States Army for more than four years. His parents, one brother, Unie Wolfe, of Adelaide, two sisters, Mrs. Edith Dominsky of Adelaide, and Sadie, at home, survive.
So far as the records show, 28 men of Connellsville gave up their lives during the war. Thirteen were killed in action, three died of wounds, 11 from disease and one by accident.
Other soldiers are listed before and after.
Sergeant Stephen Wolfe, son of Mrs. John Wolfe, Coalbrook, formerly of Adelaide, in France, September 10, pneumonia.
James WOLFORD died in 1900. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(56)
James Wolferd, aged 59 years of Dunbar township, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1900, of pneumonia. Deceased is survived by a wife and two grown up children. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 1900, from his late residence near Ferguson. Interment took place at Percy cemetery.
Newspaper obituary, Daily News Standard, Jan. 17, 1900.
WOOD— On Sunday, April 17th, 1870, at McKeesport, Allegheny county, Pa., of Croup, Charlie, youngest child of B. Clark and Jane Wood, aged two years and seven months.
Ellis B. WOOD died in 1854. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
On the 10th inst., Ellis B., infant son of George H. Wood, of this place, aged 20 months.
The Genius of Liberty, Pa., August 10, 1854.
WOOD, FRANK B.— Aged 75, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Sunday, March 2, 1952 at 1:05 am. He was a retired paperhanging and painting contractor, a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, John Knox Sunday School, Uniontown Hose Co. and Fireman's Relief. Survivors are these children, Mrs. Catharine Hixson of Oliver 1; Nellie Rist Wood at home; Benjamin F. Wood of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, George N. Wood of Connellsville; Neil Wood of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Miller of Youngstown, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the late residence, 33 Connellsville St., where services will be conducted Wednesday, March 5, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of J. Harry Johnston & Sons. Pallbearers will be Roy Baer, Bre Haney, John Mosley, William Raffle, J. A. Seaton, Wallace Tressler.
WOOD— March 1, Mrs. H. L. Wood of Bridgeport.
James WOOD died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
WOOD-April 14, 1864 in New Geneva, Pa. James Wood, a member of Co. A 6th West Va. Cavalry, in the 33rd year of his age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 28, 1864.
Mrs. Jennie Ferguson Wood, 83, the first woman in Pennsylvania to be licensed as an undertaker died yesterday at her home, 3454 Forbes street, Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of her home Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Homewood cemetery. Mrs. Wood was born in Pittsburgh, January 1, 1855. She was the oldest member of the Bellefield Presbyterian church, and a member of Mizpah chapter, No. 49, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Women's Club of Oakland. She had been in the undertaking business more than 60 years. She leaves two brothers, William J., of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Oliver Graham Ferguson, of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Wood was the widow of William H. Wood, brother of the late Thomas S. Woods of Uniontown. She often visited in Uniontown, where she was well known. Mrs. Wood is survived by the following nieces: John W., Raymond, Leo and Kathryn J. Woods of Uniontown and Mrs. Jennie Frohrieb, of Dormont.
WOOD— In Hammond U. S. Gen. Hospital at Point look Out, M., September 27th, 1864, of chronic diarrhea, John Wood, a member of Co. "G" 16th Penna. Cavalry, aged 24 years and 4 months. He had served as orderly for Gen. Gregg for the last 18 months and was highly esteemed by his officers and comrades as a brave soldier and a pleasant companion. During his illness he made the necessary preparation for death, and those who were most with him say that he lied in peace, rejoicing in hopes of a blessed immortality.
Lottie WOOD died in 1934. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
WOOD, MRS. LOTTIE
MURDER, SUICIDE IN CONNELLSVILLE, TRAGIC
LOVER SUICIDES AFTER KILLING MARRIED WOMAN
Donald STEHLE, War Vet, Kills Mrs. Lottie Wood, Himself After Quarrel.
Mrs. WOOD, separated since last June from her husband, George WOOD, was shot through the left temple by STEHLE who a moment later fired a bullet through his own brain.
Mrs. WOOD, mother of six children, resided in Jefferson street, Connellsville township, while STEHLE lived with his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Albert REAGAN, at 410 Johnson avenue, Connellsville. He had been employed up to a few weeks ago as a janitor at the Veteran of Foreign Wars home. Both are widely known in Connellsville.
Bodies of both were removed to the undertaking establishment of Milton V. Munk where autopsies were to be performed this afternoon.
The gun used by STEHLE was a cheap Herrington-Richardson revolver, and is said by police, to have been just recently purchased....more details in newspaper
Standard Mon. 10-8-1934 and Herald Tues. 10-9-1934
WOOD, MRS. MAY SNYDER, wife of Frank B. Wood, died at her home, 33 Connellsville street, at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 1945. She was born in Uniontown, December 9, 1876 and was the daughter of the late E. K. and Ann Snyder. She is survived by her husband and three children; Mrs. Catharine C. Hixson, of Oliver; Nellie, at home, and Benjamin F., of Washington, D.C.; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Mary F. Barclay, of Uniontown, also survive. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held at the family residence, 33 Connellsville street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Lorne H. Belden officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Lawn cemetery under the direction of J. Harry Johnston & Sons. Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Hauger, Andrew McDowell, Jesse McDowell, Ralph Barclay and Capt. Roy Barclay, nephews, and Sgt. Clyde L. Hixson, a grandson.
Nancy WOOD died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
WOOD-Of Pleurisy April 15th 1864, in New Geneva Pennsylvania Mrs. Nancy Wood, mother of the above*, in the 63rd year of her age.
Mrs. Wood was for the last 32 years a member in good standing, of the Presbyterian Church of George's Creek.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 28, 1864.
At his residence, in this place on the 10th inst., after a lingering illness, WM. WOOD, Sr.
The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. June 12, 1862.
Contributed by Roy Lockhart, typed by Beverly Niel