Mrs. Amy Breakiron, 85, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Earl Snowden, in 59 South Gallatin avenue, Uniontown, at 10:20 o'clock Wednesday night. She was a lifelong resident of Dunbar but had made her home with her niece for the past four months. She was born at Dunbar October 27, 1865, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Martin Hardy. She was a lifelong member of the Franklin Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are a niece, a sister, Mrs. Olou Elsey of Dunbar, and a brother, Springer Hardy of Dunbar. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Hardy, in December 1950. The funeral services will be held at the Burhans funeral home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with her pastor Rev. W. A. Linaberger, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Anna Breakiron, the young lady whose serious illness was recently mentioned in this column was released from her sufferings last Saturday by the angel of death. Miss Breakiron was 9 years of age, the youngest of a family of four. Two brothers and one sister survive her along with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Breakiron. The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Methodist Protestant Church, Rev. D. E. Minerd, officiating. Interment was made in the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their darkest hour.
Beulah B. Anderson Breakiron, 80, of Indian Head, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, in Eicher's Family Home, Normalville, Pa. She was born Feb. 6, 1915, in Irondale, Ohio, daughter of Roy W. and Minnie Ohler Anderson. She was a member of Millertown Community Church, had worked as a nurse's aide for several years in Wilmington, Del., and later worked as a telephone switchboard operator for the former Indian Head Telephone Company. She is survived by her husband with whom she celebrated their 62nd anniversary on Aug. 21, 1995, Warren F. Breakiron; one son, District Justice Robert W. Breakiron and his wife, Nancy, of Indian Head; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Ruth Ann) Huff, of Plymouth, Md., and Mrs. Fred (Eileen) Duerr, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren whom they raised, Charlie Breakiron, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Dale (Ramona) Sleasman, of Connellsville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; and five sisters, Ethel Young, Pearl Eiford, Mrs. George (Rella) Weyand, and Mrs. Howard (Dolly) Grimm, all of Normalville, and Mrs. James (Ruby) Wood, of Mount Pleasant, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, two sons, Charles F. sand James A Breakiron, one grandson, Douglas Huff, three brothers, Roy W. Jr., Charles, and James Anderson, and two sisters, Elsie Marie Anderson and Minnie Heinbaugh. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711,Melcroft, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. with the, Rev. David Huey officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Springfield Township, Pa.
Death notice for Blanche Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, October 10, 1905. Complete text is not currently available.
Breakiron, Charles B. 80
Charles B. Breakiron, 80, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in his home. A son of the late Paul and Minerva "Dot" Budd Breakiron, he was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Rostraver Township. Chuck attended the First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon, was a member of the American Legion Post 659, the VFW Post 699, the Air Force Association, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Retired Enlisted Association, the National Rifle Association and the German Club at the Center in the Woods. A resident of Belle Vernon since 1968, he retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, part of his service during the Korean War, and then worked at the Duquesne Plant of U.S. Steel Company for 15 years, retiring in 1985. He loved roller skating on Monday nights at the Donora Skating Center. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. "Liz" Wood Breakiron, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage on July 27, 2009; two daughters and one son-in-law, Eileen and Allan Whitaker, of Austin, Texas, and Lisa Black, of Charleroi; five sons and one daughter-in-law, Paul and Teresa Breakiron, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Kenneth Breakiron, of Woodbridge, Va., Kevin Breakiron, of Columbus, Ohio, William Breakiron, of Belle Vernon, and Robert Breakiron, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two sisters and two brothers-in- law, Carol and Joe Kerlicker, of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Joy and Jim Galbanek, of Harrison City; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Billie Jean Breakiron, of Collinsburg; four grandchildren, Rose McIntyre and husband Stephen, of Austin, Texas, Heather Mora and husband Eddie, of Leander, Texas, Susie Black and Greg Black, both of Charleroi, and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Cayden McIntyre. Burial services with full military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Zona officiating. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon (724-929-5300), www.fergusonfuneralhomeandcrematory.com is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon or Heartland Hospice of Greensburg.
Daniel BREAKIRON died in 1863. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
BREAKIRON-In German Tp., on the evening of the 17th inst., after an illness of twelve weeks, Mr. Daniel J. Breakiron, aged 22 years, 8 months and 17 days.
The deceased was the only child of Henry and Elizabeth Breakiron, and was a young man of more than ordinary promise. Having been engaged in teaching during the past winter, on the day following the close of his school, he visited a friend, where he was seized with inflamatory rheumatism and typhoid fever so violently that his friends had to convey him home in an almost insensible condition-taking his bed he kept it to the evening of his death. He being the only object of parental affection, has left the home of his parents sad and lonely. To the sorrowing and weeping friends we can only say for their comfort, turn your affections more fully upon Him who is far better, who will never leave nor forsake those who put their trust in Him. Com.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa.,
July 30, No. 25., pg. 3, col. 3.
BREAKIRON, ELEANOR V.— of 466 Dallas St., Morgantown, W.Va., died in her home, Sunday, October 4, 1964. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Breakiron. She was the daughter of the late Ewing M. and Matilda Bayles Miller. Surviving are one son, Donald G. of Cincinnati, Ohio; half brother, Donald M. Miller of Uniontown, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Humphreys of Morgantown, W. Va.; one half sister, Mrs. Evelyn McBurney, Nemacolin. Friends are being received in the Davidson Funeral Home, Morgantown, W.Va. today until 2 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Jennings Fast officiating. Interment in the East Grove Cemetery.
Elisa Ann BREAKIRON died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
BREAKIRON-Also of the same disease on the 17th inst., Elisa Ann, youngest daughter of Thomas and Ann Breakiron aged 4 years 9 months and 13 days.
Farewell, dear Annie, your pleasant form,
Now rests beneath the sod,
Your happy spirit freed from pain,
Dwells safely with our God.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 28, 1864.
Mrs. Eliza Breakiron, aged 56 years and eight months, wife of Benjamin Breakiron of Breakneck, died Tuesday, January 16, 1923, at the family home. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children; Charles H. of West Newton, Rev. Albert Breakiron, at home, Edward, of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Alisce Renner, Uniontown, and Mrs. Anna Kapial, of Ringgold, Texas. Funeral services, the time to be announced later, will be held from the late home with interment at West Newton.
Breakiron, Elizabeth A. 75
Elizabeth A. "Liz" Breakiron, 75, of Belle Vernon, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011. A daughter of the late Edward and Rose Cullimore Wood, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 1936. Liz was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon, where she served on the administrative committee, the pastor parish relations committee, and the nominations committee, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the former Belle Vernon Women's Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Breakiron, on Aug. 7, 2009; a sister, Mary Rogers; and two brothers, James Wood and Edward Wood. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen (Allan) Whitaker, of Austin, Texas, and Lisa Black (Bill Rogers) of Charleroi; five sons, Paul (Teresa) Breakiron, of Ft. Myers, Fla., Kenneth Breakiron, of Woodbridge, Va., Kevin Breakiron, of Columbus, Ohio, William Breakiron, of Belle Vernon, and Robert Breakiron (Brenda Babb), of Ft. Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Rose (Stephen) McIntyre, of Austin, Texas, Heather (Eddie) Mora, of Leander, Texas, Susie Black and Greg Black, both of Charleroi; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Cayden McIntyre; several nieces and nephews, including Lisa Proctor, of Lead Hill, Ark., and Julia Ralston, of Beaver Creek, Ohio; and special friends Harry Popovich, of Charleroi, and Erica Popovich, of Monessen. Burial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Zona officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., (724) 929-5300, 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. www.fergusonfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon.
BREAKIRON— On the morning of the 3d inst., in German township, Miss Elizabeth Caroline Breakiron, aged 18 years, 8 months and 23 days. Scarcely had the two mounds, which sprang up within a few days of each other, had time to settle till another arose by their side with the lovely form of another sister entombed in the cold boson. Thus has the return of that fearful disease, diptheria, taken another beautiful flower from the garden of the bereaved ones’ home. The deceased was a very active member of the Sabbath School of Jacob’s Church, and before she felt ready or willing to die she sent for the pastor of that church to induct her by the sacramental right of baptism into the Church of Christ, that she might hope for membership in the same glorious building of God above. Another half day passed away, and as the fatal hour neared, she desired the friends present once more to join in singing. Accordingly, with tears flowing, they sang the delightful hymn “I would not live always.” She, at the same time, tried to unite audibly with them, but gangrene had already done its work in her throat – she had passed the power of singing. Having given a charge to her surviving sisters and brother, and a warning message for her young associates, she bid her parents and friends not to weep for her, - Jesus was her friend and heaven her home – but all to strive to meet her in that better land, where there is no sickness, no pain, no diphtheria. And at one o’clock, in a fearful struggle, she passed away.
Death notice for Emily Breakiron appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, January 25, 1913. Complete text is not currently available.
Frederic BREAKIRON died in 1864. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
BREAKIRON-Marsh 1st, '64, of Hernia, in Nicholson tp., Fayette co., Pa., Mr. Frederic Breakiron, aged 84 years.
The deceased was for the last thirty-four years a member in good standing of the Presbyterian Church; and for eleven years was blind.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. March17, 1864.
Garnet Marie Rosner Breakiron, 72, of Hopwood, Pennsylvania passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at her home. Garnet was born on October 24, 1936 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William Rosner and Edna Yowler Rosner. Garnet was a member of Cherry Tree Alliance Church, Uniontown, where she served on the Hostess Committee and was a MOPS Mentor. She was a past member of Grace Brethren Church and Calvary Baptist Church both in Uniontown where she was actively involved in teaching Sunday School and also Bible School. She was also involved in the Nursing Home Ministry. Garnet and her husband Wendell were owners of the Farmers Feed and Supply of Hopwood for 26 years. She graduated in the Class of 1954 from the former South Union High School. Garnet was a member and past President of the Hopwood Garden Club and a member of the Fayette County Fair Association and past member of the Fayette County 4-H Extension Board. Garnet is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wendell Breakiron; children: Cindy Geller and husband Donald Jr. of Lexington Park, Maryland, Randy Breakiron of Hopwood, Pa., Charlotte DeCarlo and husband Tony of New Salem, Pa., Laura Schnatterly and husband Eric of Hopwood, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Donald Geller III, Christopher Geller, Gregory Geller, Randy Lynn Breakiron, Heath Breakiron, Kelsey Breakiron, Toni Marie DeCarlo, Jenna Schnatterly, William Schnatterly; two great grandchildren: Nicholas Geller and Abigail Geller; two sisters: Deloris Cole and husband Jim, Patty Burchard and husband Paul; brothers Richard Rosner and wife Twillet and William Rosner; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in CHERRY TREE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 640 Cherry Tree Lane, Uniontown, Pa., from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of the Service with the Rev. Robert Ellenberger officiating. Interment will follow in Hopwood Cemetery. A Special Thank You to Linda Diamond and to the Albert Gallatin Home Care and Hospice for their care.
Death notice for George W. Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, November 7, 1904. Complete text is not currently available.
Breakiron, Gilbert E. 81
Gilbert E. Breakiron, 81, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born April 4, 1929, in Westmoreland County, a son of the late Braden and Jennie Longanecker Breakiron. Gilbert was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass, where he was employed for 39 years. He also raised beef cows. He was a member and former fire chief for 12 years of the Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Laura "Sissy" Holt Breakiron; five children, Daniel Breakiron and his wife, Sandra, of Elizabeth, Kathleen Breakiron, at home, Cheryl Halle and her husband, Eric, of Canada, Vicki Marks and her husband, David, of Connellsville, Randy Breakiron and his wife, Carrie, of Connellsville, and a grandson whom he raised as a son, Brad Breakiron and his wife, Betty Jo; his grandchildren, Kelli Windwood and her husband, Joel, Amy Carbonara and her husband, Mark, Corey Breakiron, Rusty Matich and his wife, Leah Ann, David Anderson, Susan Anderson and Barry Anderson; his great- grandchildren, Cole Breakiron, Nicki Woods, Andrea Woods, Susan Anderson, Ryan Matich and Sarah Matich; one brother, Robert Breakiron, of Texas; and one sister Eva Gandy, of Acme. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Rob Allison officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
Hannah BREAKIRON died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
BREAKIRONApril 1st 1864 near Smithfield Pennsylvania Mrs. Hannah, wife of George Breakiron, in the 79th year of her age.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 28, 1864.
Death notice for Henry Breakiron appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, June 26 & June 22, 1922, under the headline Klondike Happenings. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for James Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, September 11, 1905. Complete text is not currently available.
Jean Church Breakiron, 82, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Fairchance, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 21, 2005, in Phoenix, Ariz. Jean was born on June 18, 1922, in Masontown, Pa., to Walter Clarence Church and Ruby Ruth Warman. She was descended from many of the early Fayette County Settlers. Jean married Donald Earle Breakiron on Oct. 27, 1945, and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Donald passed away in 2002. Surviving are her son and daughter, Thomas Breakiron Sr., and Diane, both of Mesa, Ariz.; one grandson, Thomas Jr., (Melinda); and two step-great-grandsons, Jasen and Chase, all of Chandler, Ariz.; a half brother and sister, Robert and Simone, both of Pennsylvania; and three sisters-in-law, Martha, Lucy and Catherine, all of Virginia. Services will be held on today in Mesa, Ariz.
Death notice for Jeannie Hughes Breakiron appeared in the local newspaper, Uniontown, PA, January 29, 1929. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
White, male, 72 years old, married
Cause of death–Heart Trouble
Born—–1828, Anderson Cross Roads
Died—–May 10, 1900
Buried–Old Frame Cemetery
Death notice taken from the Obit Index of the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library.
John B. Breakiron
White, male, 4 months old
Cause of death–Typhoid fever
Born—–May 24, 1904, Breakneck
Died—–September, 1904, Uniontown
Residence–Pittsburgh St., Uniontown
Father–Daniel Jackson Breakiron
Mother–Lucinda Hillen Breakiron
Death notice for Mrs. John Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, January 28, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Mrs. Katherine Breakiron, 72, a native of Dunbar, died Sunday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Dunn in New York City. Born at Dunbar on June 5, 1872, she was a daughter of the late Andrew B. and Anna E. Smiley of Dunbar. She had been a resident of New York City since the death of her husband William H. Breakiron, 40 years ago. Surviving her besides her daughter, are two sons, James of Fairchance and Ray of Pittsburgh; two brothers, James F. Smiley of Fairchance and C. B. Smiley of Uniontown; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Kinkaid of Youngwood. The body will be at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar at noon Wednesday. The funeral service will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Brooks N. Henry officiating. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Breakiron, Leona 78
Leona (Bryner) Breakiron, 78, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Mill Run, a daughter of the late Ella (Thorpe) and Orville Bryner. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a nurse's aide for Highlands Hospital, LaFayette Manor and several other care centers. Later, she continued to volunteer at Frick Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Benjamin F. Breakiron, of Connellsville; three children, Patricia Bryner, Benjamin F. Breakiron Jr. and wife Debbie and Albert R. Breakiron and wife Melissa, all of Connellsville; 12 grandchildren, Monty Bryner and wife Kathy, Keith and Michael Bryner, Kelly Wiltrout and husband Brian, Rebecca, Stacy and Jamie Breakiron, Albert R. Breakiron Jr. and wife Nicholle, Benjamin F. Breakiron III, Matthew Breakiron, Samantha McQuade and husband Dave, of South Carolina, and Larry Wayne Roberts, of Mt. Pleasant; 11 great-grandchildren, Chelsea Roberts, Ryan, Collin and Hannah McQuade, Michael Bryner Jr., Drake and Abbie Bryner, Cody Nicholson, Austin and Blake Wiltrout and Rayanne Breakiron, and a sister, Ruth Ross and husband Kenny, of Somerset. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruthie Roberts and Carolyn Ray Breakiron; one brother and two sisters. Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, the hour of the funeral service with the Rev. Matt Goldsberry officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lick Cemetery.
Leona Mae Smitley Leapline Breakiron, 76, of Dunbar died Wednesday March 30, 1994 at home. She was born October 26, 1917, in Dunbar, daughter of the late Samuel Albert Smitley and Blanche Lulu Bodkin Smitley. She was a homemaker and Protestant by faith. She is survived by three sons, William Henry Leapline Jr. of Cortland, Ohio; Ronald Wayne Leapline and Vince Leapline both of Dunbar; two daughters, Mrs. John (Donna Lee) Barta of Hastings, Neb., and Ms. Joyce Albright of Dunbar; two brothers, Albert Smitley and Ernest Smitley both of Dunbar; 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, William Henry Leapline, Sr.; her second husband , Melvin Jacob Leapline; one son Timothy Nash Leapline; one brother, Raymond Smitley; five sisters, Blossom Lincoln, Dutch Sines, Mary Belle Biers, Jean Hughes and Goldie Thomas; one grandson, Brenan Dale Leapline; and one granddaughter, Kimberly Jo Leapline. Friends will be received at the Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home Dunbar. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Lloyd Clark Breakiron, aged nine years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Breakiron, of Hopwood, died at 11:50 a.m., Sunday, at the late home, of complications. He was a member of the Free Methodist Sunday school, of Hopwood. In addition to his parents he is survived by three brothers, George, William and Elmer Breakiron, all at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the late home followed by additional services in the Free Methodist church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Mr. Carpenter. Burial will be in Ross cemetery, Hopwood.
Lucinda BREAKIRON died in 1933. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
Mrs. Lucinda BREAKIRON, aged 63 years, 10 months and 13 days, died in the home of a son, Homer BREAKIRON, at Smithfield, Wednesday, November 22, 1933, at 2:45 o'clock. Besides Homer BREAKIRON, three other children also survive. They are: Alva, of Smithfield; Harry of Connellsville, and George BREAKIRON, of Fairchance.
The funeral cortege will meet at the Homer Breakiron residence at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and from there will go to Mt. Olive church, near Connellsville, for services at 3 o'clock. Burial in the church cemetery.
Herald Thurs. 11-23-1933
Death notice for Maria Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, May 17, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Mary BREAKIRON died in 1864. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
BREAKIRON-Of Diptheria, in German tp., on the 12th inst., Mary, daughter of Thomas and Ann Breakiron, aged 13 years 8 (?) months and 13 days.
Dear Mary's gone. No more her voice
Will greet us as before
But we may meet her, if we will,
Where partings are no more.
Safe in that blissful world of light,
Our sister dwelleth now.
A fadeless crown of glory bright,
Adorns her lovely brow.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 28, 1864.
Breakiron, Mary L.
Mary Louise Breakiron, 74, of Smithton (South Huntingdon Township), died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at UPMC Montefiore, Oakland. She was born July 18, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Minerd) Bottomley. Mary was the loving wife of Norman W. Breakiron for 56 years. She was a wonderful mother to her three children, Kenneth E. Breakiron and his wife, Lynn, of Ocala, Fla., Barbara E. Nogy and her husband, Mark, of Belle Vernon, and David W. Breakiron, at home; loving grandmother to her four grandchildren, Lance and Christina Breakiron and Brittany and Stephanie Nogy; and a sister of Harry Bottomley and Margaret Lindsay, both of Connellsville. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Elizabeth A. Dunlap officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township. Mary was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all.
Death notice for Miranda Messmore Breakiron, formerly of Fayette Co, Pa., appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 22, 1910. Complete text is not currently available.
Naomi (Brewer) Breakiron, 71, of Connellsville, died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Anna Grace (Mitz) Brewer. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Funeral services will be private.
Mrs. Pearl Breakiron, 44, of Dunbar, died unexpectedly at noon Monday in Uniontown Hospital. She was born April 17, 1924, in Dunbar Township, a daughter of Mrs. Lottie Smitley Hughes and the late William P. Hughes. She was a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jacob M.; three sons, Ronald, Edwin and Stanley Eugene of Dunbar R. D. 2, and Barry Dunn Breakiron of Dunbar; a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Sharron Marie) McManigle of Dunbar, R. D. 2; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ralph Roebuck of West Newton, Mrs. Edward Geisler of Dunbar, Mrs. Charles McClain and Mrs. Robert Matthews of Lemont Furnace and Mrs. Charles Clark of Wyano; and three brothers, Troxel Hughes of West Newton, Paul of Connellsville and Newell of Dunbar. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Louise Murphy.
BREAKIRON— Friends of Mrs. Jacob M. (Pearl) Breakiron of Dunbar, who died Monday, April 22, 1968, may call after 7 p.m. today at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Lewis Hunter officiating. Burial in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
Death notice for Robert Eugene Breakiron appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, August 5, 1912. Complete text is not currently available.
Death notice for Rosann McCane Breakiron appeared in the Daily News Standard, Uniontown, PA, March 25, 1898. Complete text is not currently available.
Breakiron, Stanley E. 68
Stanley E. Breakiron, 68, of Dunbar, died Monday, July 20, 2009, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 10, 1941, in Dunbar, a son of the late Jacob Breakiron and the late Pearl (Hughes) Breakiron. He was the husband of Brenda (James) Breakiron. He was a member of Pechin Chapel. He was retired from Keystone Fireworks as a maintenance man, and worked for ASI, where he touched several people's lives. He also served in the Navy. Survivors include his children, Tim and Lorre, Mike and Vanessa, Vickie, Terri, Stanley, Debbie and Lori; grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Sharron and her husband, Dick Snodgrass, whom helped care for him; and ex- wife, Sandra Rutter. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, where services will be held at noon with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pechin Chapel Social Hall Fund.
Breakiron-Daniels, Brittany D. 22
Brittany Dawn Breakiron-Daniels, 22, of Connellsville, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 4, 2009. Born March 24, 1987, in Uniontown, she is the daughter of Kimberly Breakiron-Best and her husband, Robert Best, of Redmond, Ore. Brittany graduated from Connellsville Senior High School in 2005 and then attended the Laurel Business Institute of Uniontown. Brittany loved to read and play the guitar. She also loved the outdoors. Survivors include her sisters, Nikita Breakiron and Brooke Breakiron, of Redmond; grandmother, Linda Breakiron, of Dunbar; aunts and uncles, Barry D. Breakiron Jr., of Dunbar, Eric Breakiron and his wife, Jillian, of Mt. Pleasant, Kelly Hough and her husband, Woody, of Connellsville, and Kristy Breakiron, of Connellsville; and cousins, Barry D. Breakiron III, Noah and Myah Hough, Devin and Hunter Breakiron. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11, in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.
Bertha BRECKENRIDGE died in 1918. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
MRS. BERTHA BRECKENRIDGE, 26 years old, died Saturday morning at her home in Brownsville following a weeks illness of pneumonia.
Claude R. Breckenridge, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., a native of Uniontown, died Sunday in Sarasota. A former resident of New York City, he retired in 1950 as an electrical engineer of the Ebasco Engineering Electrical Bond and Share Co. He designed the electrical engineering for the atomic plant at Aiken, S.C. During the Spanish-American War he served with Theodore Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders.” He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and York Mason. Surviving are his widow, Ella; a son, three grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Nell Breckenridge of Uniontown. The funeral service and burial were in Sarasota.
Margaret BREEN died in 1937. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Mrs. Margaret Breen, aged 65, wife of James H. Breen, died Saturday night, November 6, 1937, at the family home in 535 Baltimore street, Brownsville, after a lingering illness. She was a widely-known resident of that vicinity and a prominent member of St. Peter's R.C. church.
She is survived by the following children: Elizabeth, John and Joseph, at home; Sister Aniceta of St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh; Mrs. J. R. Skeehan of Brownsville; James F. Breen of Brownsville; Mrs. Clement Skeehan of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Robert Nutt of Brownsville. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Staud of Pittsburgh, and two brothers, James Maguire of Grays Landing, and Thomas of Uniontown.
Solemn high mass will be said at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Peter's R.C. church in Brownsville with Rev. Fr. Foley as celebrant.
Private burial will be in St. Vincent's cemetery, at Beatty, Pa.
Friends will be received at the Ross Funeral Home in Brownsville from 2 to 4 this afternoon and 7 to 11 tonight.
UNIONTOWN, April 5— Moses Bremer, a negro, missed his footing while working on a scaffold in the shaft at Ralph works and fell 400 feet to his death at the bottom of the pit. He was badly mutilated as the result of the fall and death was instantaneous.
Mrs. McKinley Sanner of Uniontown R. D. 4, received word yesterday that Mrs. Mabel Raymond Brennan, a former Uniontown resident, had died Tuesday night, August 3, 1937, at her home in Salem O. Mrs. Brennan’s father died 10 months ago.
When his clothing became ignited from the arc of a short circuit created by his body coming in contact with a wire carrying 66,000 volts of electricity Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Martin J. Brennan, aged 26, of 36 Pennsylvania avenue, this city, was so badly burned that he died at the Uniontown Hospital, at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred while Mr. Brennan was working in the switch yard at the Cheat Haven dam. Mr. Brennan, who was employed by the West Penn Power Company as a construction man, was working in the structure supporting the high tension wires in the switch yard when in some manner he came in contact with a bushing on the cross arm of the structure. The shock of the contact with the heavily charged wire threw his body across the cross arm, his foot catching in an angle of the arm. While the arc created by the short circuit set fire to his clothing and before he could be lowered to safety by fellow workmen, the clothing had burned completely off his body. Only two places were touched by the powerful current, a wrist and an ankle indicating where the current had passed through his body. While being removed from his perilous position, Mr. Brennan was conscious and did not lose consciousness until he arrived at the Uniontown Hospital where he died at 5:30 from the effect of his burns. Mr. Brennan is survived by his wife Margaret Woods Brennan; a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. D. Woods of Connellsville. He had been employed by the power company since last March. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Morning Herald, Sept 27, 1926, pg. 1
Contributed by Lucinda Boyer <jimsey13 at verizon.net>
Thomas J. BRENNAN died in 1935. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County
BRENNAN, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Brennan, veteran B & O railroad employe and a former member of the Connellsville borough council, died Friday afternoon at his home, 115 West Peach street, after an illness of several months.
He suffered from heart trouble.
Mr. Brennan was a native of Fellowsville, W. Va., a son of Edward and Mary Brennan. For 45 years he occupied prominent posts in the various railroad brotherhoods and was carshop foreman of the B. & O. before his retirement from the service.
His widow, Mary A. Doyle Brennan and six daughters survive: Rose Esther and Marguerite, Mrs. E. C. Freisen, Mrs. E. R. George and Mrs. J. R. Houston, the latter of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, the funeral cortege leaving the home at 8:30 o'clock for solemn requiem high mass at the Immaculate Conception church. Burial in St. Joseph's cemetery.
(Obit stamped May 6, 1935)
Lt. Thomas J. Brennan, 28, of Alexandria, Va., and formerly of Greensburg R.D. 9 who was currently assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Md., died Wednesday in National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. He is survived by his parents, Sandy Nalevanko Sofranko and John Sofranko, a sister, Cindy Shifflett and her husband, John, and his maternal grandparents, George and Lily Nalevanko all of Greensburg R. D. 9; two stepbrothers, John Sofranko Jr. of Centerville, Va., and Jeff Sofranko of Mount Pleasant; two stepsisters, Beverly Fiedor of Greensburg and Diane Kauffman of Norvelt; and several aunts and uncles. The family received friends on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9:30 a.m. at the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, 409 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–February 4, 1966
Died—–November 9, 1994
Albert Brennsteiner, 101, of McClellandtown, Pa., died Friday, March 7, 1997, at home. He was born November 15, 1895, in Mittersill, Austria, son of Joseph and Lucia Maier Brennsteiner. He was a retired coal miner and farmer, a veteran of World War I who served in the Austrian Army, and a member of St. Francis de Salles Roman Catholic Church in McClellandtown and UMWA Local 6321. He was preceded death by his parents, his first wife, Elizabeth Haribager Brennsteiner in 1925, his second wife, Louis Oberleitner Brennsteiner in 1975, brothers, Frank, John, Otto, Alexander, Ernest, Thomas, Simon, and Carl Brennsteiner, and sisters, Joanne, Monika, Margaret, Rose, Elizabeth, Mary, and Theresa. He is survived by three sons: Albert L. Brennsteiner Jr. and Joseph Brennsteiner both of Johnstown, Pa.; a daughter, Marie Durschlag of McClellandtown; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a brother, Willibald Brennsteiner of Austria. Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River avenues, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, March 11, until 9:30 a.m. when a prayer service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, with Rev. Fr. Edward C. Tajc as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Parish Wake Service on Monday at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Mary Brenzy, 57, wife of Joseph Brenzy of House 57, Buffington, passed away yesterday afternoon in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born at Mt. Sterling, the daughter of Amelia Hudik Rocak of Uniontown R. D. 2 and the late Stephen Rocak. Mrs. Brenzy was a member of the St. Procoplus R. C. Church, New Salem, and the Altar Society. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two sons, Joseph, Jr., of the state of California; Richard, at home; six daughters, Mrs. William (Mary Louise) Hunphries, and Mrs. Jerome (Catherine) Vrabel of Uniontown; Mrs. Thomas (Anna Mae) Taltentire of Parma, Ohio; Margaret and Frances, both at home, and Mrs. Steve (Bernadine) Tressa of Brook Park, Ohio. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Emily) Benco of Leckrone, and four brothers, Steve Rocak, Maxwell; Michael Rocak, Uniontown R. D. 3; Edward Rocak, McClellandtown, and John Rocak of Green, N. Y. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem after 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund of St. Procopius R. C. Church.
BRENZY, MARY ROCAK— Friends are being received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem until this morning at 9:30 at which time there will be a prayer service followed by a Requiem High Mass in St. Procopius R. C. Church with Rev. Fr. John H. Burke as celebrant. Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, Footedale.
Death notice for Mrs. Samuel Bresh, under the headline, “Woman Accused Of Killing Her Husband” appeared in the Morning Herald, Uniontown, PA, December 27, 1920. Complete text is not currently available.
Josephine (Vittone) Breslin
Josephine (Vittone) Breslin, 81, of Forest Hills, formerly of Masontown, Pa., passed away on Monday, april 9, 2012. Beloved daughter of the late August and Sara Vittone of Masontown, Pa.; loving mother of Anthony (Roseanne) Breslin Jr., Tina (Bob) Fuchs, Joy (Bill) Benusa and James J. Breslin; dear grandmother of Matthew and Brian Fuchs, Erik, Gus and Sarabeth Benusa; sister of Diana (Paul) Durst, John (Karen) Vittone, Paula (Ulrich) Montcalm and the late Fauster (surviving spouse, Earlene) Vittone and Joanne (surviving spouse, J. Martin) Conflenti; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Josephine was a long time member of Churchill Valley Country Club and also loved playing bridge and golf with her friends. Friends will be received on SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. in ALL SAINTS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 101 West Church Avenue, Masontown, Pa. A Memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father John M. Butler as Celebrant. Interment will be in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Masontown. Arrangements have been entrusted to the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, Masontown, PA 15461 (724-583-8811)
After a search of seven weeks the body of little John Bresna, aged 7, of Asken street, was recovered early Monday morning near Phillps. The remains were found on a clump of bushes, where they had evidently been washed by the high water. The body was badly decomposed. On Sunday, H. E. Rhyderick, operator at the N. E. tower near Phillips, noticed an offensive odor and the with J. Burkholder and C. W. Vance made an investigation. The recovery of the body followed. The little fellow was drowned seven weeks ago Sunday. He with other children were playing on the banks of the Redstone creek when he fell into the water. Although hundreds of persons participated in the search, no trace of the body was found until it was located about 1 ½ miles away. The body was taken to the Haky undertaking rooms to await funeral arrangements.
Stephen T. “Steve” Brestensky, Sr., 84, of Route 356, Allegheny Township, Leechburg, R.D., Pa., died Friday, March 1, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rykaceski Brestensky, three sons, Stephen T. Brestensky Jr. and wife, Janet, of Buffalo Twp., Sarver, Pa., Thomas J. Brestensky and his wife, Tina, and Richard J. Brestensky and his wife, Karen, all of Allegheny Twp., Leechburg R.D., two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marie Terese) Phillips of Bethel Township and Mrs. Gary (Rosemary) Suchy of Elizabeth, Pa., three brothers, Thomas Brestensky and his wife, Rose, of Braeburn Heights, Louis B. Brestensky and his wife, Eva, of Natrona Heights, and Lawrence Brestensky and his wife, Rose, of Allegheny Twp., Leechburg R.D., one sister, Mrs. Paul (Catherine) Callahan of Bakersfield, Calif., 17 grandchildren, one great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews including Dr. Dennis F. Brestensky and his wife, Judith, of Hopwood, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends in the Richard L. Redmond Funeral Home, 524 High St., Freeport, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 4, until 9 a.m. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Freeport.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–February 6, 1912
Died—–March 1, 1996
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Catherine T. Brett, of 19 Orchard Lane, Uniontown, who died last night in the hospital here. Requiem High Mass will be held at 10 a.m. in St. John's R. C. Church with Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Place Cemetery. A wake service will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the Gleason Funeral Home where friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m. A member of St. John's Church, Mrs. Brett was born in England. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph A. (Betty) Murin and Mary Ann Brett, both of Uniontown. Preceding her in death were husband, Michael; two sons, Leo and John, and several other children who died in infancy.
BRETT, CATHERINE T.— Of 10 Orchard St., Uniontown, died in the Uniontown Hospital Friday, May 3, 1968. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann McGee Brown, and was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph A. (Betty) Murin and Miss Mary Ann Brett, both of Uniontown. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael, sons, Leo and John and by several other children in infancy. She was a member of St. John’s R. C. Church. The family will receive friends Sunday and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 PM and Tuesday until 9:30 AM in the Harold S. Gleason Funeral Home, 114 E. Fayette St., followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 AM in St. John’s R. C. Church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider as celebrant. Interment in Park Place Cemetery. A wake service will be held Monday at 8 PM in the funeral home.
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Leo Brett, nine years old, was murdered by an unknown assailant Monday evening near Uniontown and his body hidden beneath a clump of elderberry bushes. It was discovered yesterday morning by A. A. Gerber, a Baltimore & Ohio fireman who saw it from his train. The finding of the body was the culmination of a search started early yesterday afternoon by the mother of the lad, Mrs. Michael Brett of Uniontown. She reported that the boy had been missing since the evening before when he started for the carnival. He was to have met his mother and sisters at the carnival grounds but failed to do so nor did he return at night. Following the discovery of the body it was ascertained by the police that the boy was seen Monday evening near the scene of the tragedy in company with a strange man, either a negro or a very dark complexioned whit man. A Baltimore & Ohio conductor furnished this clue. Companion of the boy said they had seen him at the Baltimore & Ohio station in Uniontown earlier in the evening also with the stranger. ______ who lives not far from Hogsett’s Cut, scene of the tragedy reported seeing a strange man answering the description of the little boy’s murderer gathering bushes about __ o’clock Monday evening. He then reported that the man was then getting together some branches with which to cover the body.
Marks upon the little boy indicated that he had been the victim of a degenerate. The police throughout Fayette and adjoining counties are searching for the man answering the vague description available. The only clue the police have is that he was either a negro or a dark skinned white man wearing a brown soft hat. The tragedy is the second for the Brett family within a year. Michael Brett, the boy’s father was killed about 12 months ago in a railroad accident in Confluence.
With rewards aggregating $700 for the arrest and conviction of the degenerate who abused and murdered little Leo Brett, the 9 year old Uniontown boy, the first arrest has been made in connection with the case. Meanwhile the entire county is being scoured for any man who might answer the vague description the authorities have. William Rath, who says he lives at Turtle Creek, was picked up at Mount Sterling, near Masontown, by Policeman John Stanley. He is accused of being a suspicious person. Stanley brought him to the county jail at Uniontown, where he will be held pending an investigation. According to Stanley, the man admits that he was at the carnival in Uniontown on Monday night. He refuses to talk but the policeman declares he not only admitted being at the carnival but was also with a small boy. The county commissioners have offered a reward of $500 for the arrest and conviction of the murderer. To this has been added an individual offer of $100 on the part of Dr. C. H. Sherry, now located in Uniontown and formerly of Connellsville; and $50 by the management of the Jones carnival, which is showing in Uniontown. Just before noon today $50 was added to the reward for finding the murderer. W. H. Fienburg, a Uniontown merchant, made the offer. The total reward is now $700. The man is described as being of decidedly dark complexion, unshaven and stickily built, wearing a brown slouch hat, a blue or black shirt, and thought to be about 5 feet 7 inches tall. With the county aroused as a result of the particularly brutal murder of the Brett boy, the authorities were called upon to seek a negro, accused of an almost equally heinous offense. The man, said to have been John Williams, is wanted for a criminal attack upon little Anna Masack, a white girl of Gilmore’s Works, near Smithfield. This attack took place on the evening of July 4. The girl’s condition is so serious that her recovery is doubtful. Special Officer David Turner of Gilmore organized a searching party, and in company with County Detective John Smith, made a search for the man, but he had escaped.
John Kutsnian, arrested yesterday afternoon by City Detective J. W. Mitchell and charged with being suspicious, has confessed to the murder of little Leo Brett at Uniontown last July 4, according to Detective Mitchell. He is being held in the police station here, awaiting the arrival of County Detective John Smith, who will take up the details of the case. According to other members of the police force, the man this morning repudiated the confession. Detective Mitchell says that Kutsnian told the story of his crime last night in both English and Slavish in the presence of members of the force, an interpreter and other. He is said to have admitted that he was forced to leave his native country, Austria, under similar charges. It is alleged that Kutsnian told the complete story of his crime; how he took the Brett boy from the carnival grounds in Uniontown to the scene of the crime; how he left when the train, the crew of which discovered the body, stopped and the crew started toward the scene. Detective Mitchell arrested the man on Pittsburg street late yesterday afternoon and when the officer questioned the prisoner regarding the molesting of small boys in the neighborhood, Kutsnian, it is alleged, said, “I killed that boy in Uniontown.” County Detective Smith and District Attorney S. John Morrow were immediately notified of the arrest.
John Kreszman, arrested here Friday afternoon by City Detective J. W. Mitchell, and said to have confessed to the murder of little Leo Brett in Uniontown on last July 4, was taken to the county jail at Uniontown early this afternoon by Chief of Police B. Rottler. County Detective John Smith and the mother of the murdered boy, who viewed the suspect her on Saturday afternoon, both declare that the man is not guilty of the outrageous crime. Detective Mitchell and the interpreter who heard Kreszman’s story, however, feel sure that he is the murderer. Detective Smith and Mrs. Brett, immediately upon seeing Kreszman, said that the same man had been arrested in Uniontown some time ago on the charge of murdering Leo Brett, and was not the man wanted. The police say that Kreszman also confessed the crime in Uniontown and that it seems to be a peculiar habit of his to make these confessions. Kreszman was brought before Mayor Marietta in police court this morning and sentenced to 30 days in the county jail on the charge of being a suspicious character. After he has served out his month, Detective Smith expects to have him placed in an asylum. Detective Mitchell maintains that the man is guilty of the Brett murder. The interpreter scoffs at the idea that Kreszman’s mind is unbalanced. On the contrary, he says, that the man is unusually intelligent. “As he cannot understand English, he may seem to have lost the full possession of his faculties, but to one who speaks his language, Slavish, he makes himself quite clear,” He said this morning, “He knows about the crime, too, I am very sure of that.”
John Kreszman, who was committed to the county jail on November 13, after having “confessed” to the murder of little Leo Brett, is to be taken to the sanitarium at Dixmont today. Kreszman is said to be suffering from delusional insanity. He was examined yesterday by Dr. J. S. Hackney and Coroner S. H. Baum, and these physicians ordered his removal to Dixmont. Kreszman was arrested here by City Detective J. W. Mitchell, and when questioned by an interpreter, he is said to have admitted the murder of the Brett boy. County Detective John Smith, who saw Kreszman here said that the man had been arrested in Uniontown on a similar charge.
Anna Belle Seese Bretz, 75, of Scottdale R.D.1, Pa., who was born in Ruffsdale, Pa., died at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004 at her home. Anne Belle is survived by her husband, Glenn O. Bretz Sr.; son, Glenn O. Bretz, Jr. and wife Kandy of Scottdale R.D. 1; grandchildren: William Bretz and wife Jennifer, Brian Bretz and wife Terri, and Heidi Bretz all of Scottdale, Pa., and Timothy Bretz and fiancée Beth Dumorot both of Everson, Pa.; five great grandchildren; brother, Edward Seese and wife Betty, Ruffsdale, Pa.; and four nieces. Family and Friends will be received in the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, May 18, in the Funeral Home Chapel until the Service at 11 a.m.
BREWER, MRS. ANNA M.— Aged 79 years, died in her home, Lemont Furnace, Sunday, January 1, 1961. Born May 12, 1881 in Brownsville, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis. She is survived by one son, Ralph E. Brewer, Lemont Furnace; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. D. Schrecengost will officiate. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
Arthur Glenn Brewer, 72, of Headlee Heights, Garards Fort, died Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Dilliner, Pa., son of the late Daniel W. and Lydia Griffin Brewer. He was a coal miner retired from Duquesne Light, a member of UMWA Local 6310 and Greensboro VFW Post 6303, and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Headlee Curry Brewer; two sons, David W. Brewer of Toney, Ala., and Timothy G. Brewer of Carmichaels R.D. 1; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Bessie Stealey of Akron, Ohio; three step-children, John Curry and Colleen Curry both of Waynesburg and May Ellen Tustin of Ashland, Ohio; five step-grandchildren and one step-grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife, Wanda Shehl Brewer in August 1979, and by eight brothers, George, Edward, Roy, Irwa, Warren, Earl, Forest, and Asa Brewer. Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service, wit Rev. Donald Gillenwater officiating. Interment will follow in Wolf’s Cemetery, Dilliner. Military rites will be accorded at graveside by Greensboro VFW.
Connie Sue Brewer, 4, daughter of Henry and Patricia Stillwagon Brewer of Normalville, died Wednesday night in Connellsville State General Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born June 30, 1959 in Connellsville. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister, Barbara Jean; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Stillwagon of Normalville, and the paternal grandfather, Henry Brewer of Connellsville R.D. 2. The body will be at the Brooks Funeral Home at Indian Head after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Dolores (Patterson) BREWER died in 1956. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(53)
Aged 42, wife of John Brewer of Brownfield, died in the Uniontown hospital, Thursday, August 23, 1956, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of Mrs. Anna (Franks) Patterson and the late Luke C. Patterson. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Neville and John III at home; one daughter Carol at home; two brothers, Dr. W.W. Patterson, Fairchance; James of Youngwood. She was a teacher in the Brownfield grade school since 1932 and a member of Brownfield Methodist church, and DAR Col. Lynn chapter, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the residence after 7 P.M. today until 12 noon Sunday and in the Brownfield Methodist church from 1 until 2 P.M. the hour of service with Rev. Harry Humbert officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, under the direction of the Wagner-Cooley Funeral home, Fairchance.
Earl Brewer, aged 38 years, died at his home in Dunbar, Saturday night, February 25, 1928, following an illness of a complication of diseases. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sadie Brewer; five children; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Brewer of Dunbar, four sisters, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Tom Martin, Mrs. Stonread Bodkin and Mrs. Jacob Marietta, all of Dunbar and three brothers, Richard of Dunbar, Charles Brewer of Maryland and Samuel at home. Funeral service will be held in the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. D. E. Minerd officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Auburn cemetery, Dunbar.
Earl W. Brewer, 53, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Dilliner, died unexpectedly Friday while at work. He was the son of the late Daniel and Lydia Griffin Brewer. Surviving are his widow, Opel; five children; six brothers, including George of Dilliner, Forrest of Point Marion and Arthur Glenn of Garards Fort, and a sister.
Emery C. Brewer, 69, of 115 Vernon Avenue, Belle Vernon, died Wednesday, October 28, 1992, at 8:17 a.m. in his home. He was born August 30, 1923, in Lowber, a son of the late Fred and Katheryn Haywood Brewer. At the time of his death, Mr. Brewer was serving as president of North Belle Vernon Borough Council. He was a lifelong resident of the Belle Vernon area, where he was a member of Heritage Hills Tabernacle. Mrs. Brewer was a life member and current chaplain of the North Belle Vernon Fire Department, where he served on the Kennywood Picnic Committee for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs Association and the Mohawks Association of Westmoreland County. Mr. Brewer was past president and current chaplain of the Westmoreland County Boroughs Association. He was member and past president of the Belle Vernon Golden Age Assembly. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. Mrs. Brewer was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Belle Vernon Lodge 643 and was president of the North Belle Vernon Borough Democratic Committee. He was one of the founders of Community Ambulance Service, and was a board member of the Westmoreland County Area on Aging. A retired truck driver, Mr. Brewer has worked for Sentle Trucking Co. and Guttman Oil Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Brewer, and a daughter. On September 25, 1992, he celebrated 50 years of marriage with Betty McClain Brewer, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Dale A. Brewer of Waynesboro, VA; two daughters, Nadene J. Brewer at home and Mrs. Ralph (Darlene) Waggett of Stockdale; one brother, Kenneth Brewer of Hopwood; three sisters, Mrs. James (Donna) Moats and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Heffran, both of Washington Township, and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Zelesnick of Perryopolis; and three granddaughters, Behany Dawn Waggett, Amy Brewer and Jodi Elyn Brewer.
FRED B. BREWER, 77, of Fayette City, R.D. 1, died at 5:15 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Frye’s Rest Home at Manor. He is survived by his widow, Martha; one son, Fred, Jr., of Fayette City, R.D.1; one brother, Harry of Grindstone, R.D.; two sisters Adeline of Grindstone and Rachel of Beaver Falls; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home with Rev. Clyde Gibson of Dunbar officiating. Interment in charge of Blair funeral service of Perryopolis, will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
The funeral service for Lonnie Brewer of Belle Vernon, R. D. 3, who died early Monday morning in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barthels funeral home at Smithton. The Rev. Carl Stolting, pastor of the Winnett Methodist Church, Smithton, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. Brewer was born June 20, 1887, in South Huntingdon Township, a son of George Alonza and Lucy Hough Brewer. He farmed in Rostraver Township for a number of years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Momyer Brewer; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Vera) Heltebran, Belle Vernon, R. D. 3; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, George, during World War Two.
Obituary is typed as published. Surname is spelled differently.
Oliver Brewster, 55 years old, of Layton, died at 3 o’clock on Christmas morning following a lingering illness. He worked as a laborer for the Washington Run Railroad. He is survived by two sons, William of Layton, Edwin of Dawson, and one stepson, Earl Carson of McKeesport, and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Cinscer of Atlanta, Ga. The funeral service will be held at the Layton Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. E. Slonecker, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Washington Cemetery.
R. E. BREWER---Ralph E. Brewer, 58, of Mount Braddock, was dead on arrival at Connellsville State General Hospital at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He was born Dec. 13, 1906, in Normalville, a son of the late Richard and Ann Davis Brewer.
Surviving are his widow, Mae (Mildred); two sons, Donald of Perryopolis, and Ralph of Mount Braddock; eight grandchildren. The body will be at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Richard M. Brewer, 58 years old, died Friday evening at 6 o'clock at his home at Dunbar from pneumonia. He had been ailing but a short time. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Mae Brewer, one son, Ralph, at home, and two grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Stoneroad Bodkin of Dunbar, and Mrs. Jacob Marietta of Bobtown, Greene County. Charles Brewer and Samuel Brewer, both of Dunbar, are brothers. His mother, Mrs. Fannine Brewer of Dunbar also survives. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home with Rev. W. S. Hamilton officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Samuel C. Brewer, 72 years old, died this morning at 5 o’clock at his home near the Green House, Dunbar, following a lingering illness. Besides his wife, Mrs. Margaret Brewer, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. D. Miller, Mrs. Thomas Martin, Mrs. Stonerod Bodkin, Mrs. Jacob Marietta, Richard and Charles Brewer of Dunbar, Earl Brewer of Kingwood, W. Va., and Samuel Brewer, Jr., at home. Sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the home. Rev. D. W. Bolton, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of Dunbar, assisted by Rev. D. E. Minerd of Connellsville, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
BREWER, WILLIAM J— Age 72 years of Dunbar, Pa., formerly of Mt. Braddock, Pa., died Tuesday morning, May 10, 1977 in the Frick Memorial Hospital. He was born March 5, 1905 in Washington County and was the son of the late Alma and Mary Heinmarch Brewer. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Frank Wilhelm. Friends are being received in the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, today until 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Gerald Michel will officiate. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
Albert H. BRICKENSTEIN died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Albert H. Brickenstein, aged 54, associated with the Thompson & Taylor Securities Company in Pittsburgh for a number of years and prominent in golfing and social affairs at the Uniontown Country Club, died suddenly at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, December 8, 1937, in the family home, 43 Cycle avenue.
Although Mr. Brickenstein had been suffering from heart diseases for the past year, his untimely and sudden death yesterday came as a shock to a wide circle of friends and business associates in Uniontown and southwestern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brickenstein was the father of Joseph C. Brickenstein, a student in the sophomore class at Washington & Jefferson college and one of the outstanding amateur golfers in the state. Joseph and his father were among the principal participants in the Father-Son golf tourney at the Uniontown Country Club.
The Brickensteins moved to Uniontown 15 years ago. Surviving Mr. Brickenstein are the widow, Mrs. Maud McLaughlin Brickenstein; the son, Joseph, and a daughter, Jean ? at the home.
(Not sure if this is the end of the obit)
Anna Marie Zinger Bricker, 77, of Trotter died Thursday in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by a son, Richard Bricker of Connellsville; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Harshman of Dickerson Run and Mrs. Dale (Carol) Sickles of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Malinda Harshman, Richard Bricker Jr., Josette Sickles, and Erin Sickles; a brother, Emory Zinger of Connellsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Hertznell of Trotter and Mrs. Helen Emady of Chicago, Ill. Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m. under direction of the John McCabe Funeral Home of Derry, Pa.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–March 24, 1917
BRICKER— February 26th, at Springhill Furnace, Pa., Mr. John Bricker, aged 78 years.
SCOTTDALE – Dec. 10— Mrs. Naomi J. Bricker, 59 years old, wife of Joseph Bricker of 30 Fourth avenue, died at 6:30 o’clock Sunday evening in Frick Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, where she had been admitted 13 minutes earlier after being stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage. She lived her for more than 30 years. Deceased was a member of the First E. U. B. Church and several lodges and social clubs. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Rayburn Stoner of Scottdale; a son, George S. Bricker of Scottdale; three grandchildren; a brother, Ellis Ellenberger of Connellsville, R.D., and a sister, Mrs. J. M. McClellan of Culmer, Cal. The funeral service will be held at the home at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Donald B. App, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery at Tarr.
Sheila M. Bricker, 47, of South Connellsville died Wednesday at the Jefferson Center Hospital, Pittsburgh. Surviving are her husband, Wilbur Ray Bricker; one son, Robert E. Bricker of Millersville, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Martin (Tammy) Switzer of South Connellsville; four grandchildren; five brothers, Robert Crider Jr. of Mount Pleasant, Roy Crider of Connellsville, Michael Crider of Norfolk, Va., William Kenneth Crider of Connellsville R.D. 2, and David Crider of Connellsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Roy “Dub” (Carolyn) Anderson of Vanderbilt, Mrs. Theresa Cromwell of Elkridge, Md., and Mrs. Howard (Roberta) Wooten of Burtonsville, Md. Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until p.m. Saturday.
BRICKER— Shelia M. Bricker of South Connellsville died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, with the Rev. William D. Rodshaver, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Bakersville Cemetery, Somerset County.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–March 13, 1947
Died—–October 12, 1994
Caroline A. BRICKMAN died in 1906. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
AGED WOMAN DEAD
Brickman, Mrs. Caroline A., resident of Connellsville Township.
MRS. CAROLINE A BRICKMAN, an aged German woman of Connellsville township, and well known in the vicinity of her late home, died Monday afternoon at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 15 days. She is survived by a large family of children.
Courier Friday 12-7-1906
Transcribers note: This is my gg grandmother and the name should be Brinkman
At his residence in Springhill township on Thursday the 13th inst., WILLIAM BRIGHT aged 84 years.
Margaret BRIGHTWELL died in 1931. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Word has been received here of the death Sunday morning, at her late home in Selma, Cal., of Mrs. Margaret A. Brightwell. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. A. Woods, Oakdale, Cal.; Mrs. Catherine Laughner and Miss Blanche Brightwell, Selma, Cal., and Mrs. C. Albert Leonard, of Waynesburg, Pa., together with two sisters and one brother: Mrs. H. D. Conklin, Oneida, N. Y.; Miss Martha L. Alter, Uniontown, and M. W. Alter, Connellsville, together with five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday with burial in Selma.
(News Standard - January 12, 1931)
Nellie C. Brijya
Nellie C. Brijya, aged 97, of Smithfield, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was born on May 26, 1915 in Oliver Three, Pa., daughter of John Brijya and Katie (Klamers) Brijya. Nellie was a member of Saints Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance, Pa. Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Joseph Braya, John Braya, Steve Braya, John Braya, Steve Braya, Frank Braya; and a sister, Blanche Balawender. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Mary Alice Drobny, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held with Reverend Father Andrew M. Kawecki officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.
Anna BRINDLE died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(54)
The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA, Thursday, August 29, 1935
MRS. ANNA BRINDLE
Mrs. Anna Brindle, 31 years old, wife of Samuel Brindle, of 123 South N inth street, West Side, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clo ck in Connellsville State Hospital. She became violently ill about noon a nd was rushed to the Hospital where her sudden death followed.
Mrs. Brindle was born at Breakneck, the daughter of William and Daisy H uey of Bowood. Her husband her parents and one brother and one sister s urvive. Ernest Huey of Bowood and Mrs. Grace Thorpe of Marion, Ohio.
A brief funeral service will be held at the late home at 12:30 o'clock S aturday afternoon followed by a full service at Breakneck Church of God a t 1 o'clock. Rev. J.H. Bush pastor, will officiate. Internment will be m ade in the Middle Church's Cemet
Charles H. BRINDLE died in 1938. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(54)
From The Daily Courier, Connellsville PA, Monday Evening, September 28, 1 938, pg 1, column 2
CHARLES H. BRINDLE
DIES IN ENGINE CAB
Charles Henry Brindle, 45 years old, of 2621 Laveen street Latrobe, and a b other of Samuel and George Brindle of Connellsville, an engineer of the d inky engine at the Railway Steel Spring Company plant at Latrobe, died s uddenly in the engine cab Saturday. He had not been feeling well since s tricken with a heart attack four weeks ago but continued working. He ha d operated the engine onto the scales and when the brakeman signalled ( sic) him to continue he slump over. Investigation revealed he was dead.
Mr. Brindle, a veteran employe (sic) of the plant, where he had been wo rking for 21 years, is survived by his wife, five children and these br others and sisters: Robert of Springdale, George and Samuel of Conellsv ille, Howard of Altoona, Richard of Brenizer, Mrs. Ralph St Clair of Sp ringdale and Mrs. M. McGinnis of Tarentum.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at t heUnited Brethren Church at Latrobe in charge of Rev. W.A.Sites.
Mrs. Sophia Blanck Brindle, 83 years old, mother of John Brindle of Connellsville and Mrs. O. M. Wallace of Uniontown, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Smead at Brushton.
Dr. and Mrs. S.P. Brinker are home from Youngstown, Ohio, where they attended the funeral of Dr. Brinker’s brother, Harry L. Brinker, retired general superintendent of the Brier hill division of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company. Mr. Brinker who was 65 years of age, died at his country home at Westfield, Pa. Mrs. J.K. Griffith, her son Charles and his wife of Manning, S.C., accompanied the Brinkers to Youngstown. Mr. Brinker was born in Pleasant Unity, Pa., the son of Stephen J. and Alice Leever Brinker. He attended Thiel College, Greenville, Pa., and later took a post-graduate course at Johns Hopkins University. He came to Youngstown as a chemist for the Ohio works from the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1895. He later organized the laboratory of the Republic Steel Company and then returned to the Ohio works as assistant superintendent of the blast furnaces under J.C. Barrett. A few years later he was appointed blast furnace superintendent of the Brier Hill Steel Company and with the merger with the Sheet & Tube became superintendent of the Brier Hill district. He retired September 1, 1932 and has since devoted his time to farming at the country home. He was a member of many branches and shrines of the Masonic lodge. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Oakley Brinker; four daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Morgan, Gladys and Edith E. Brinker, and Mrs. Walter Scott, of Youngstown; two sisters, Mrs. J.K. Griffth of Manning, S.C. and Mrs. Albert Bowers of Greensburg, Pa, and two brothers, William, of East Pittsburgh, and Dr. Samuel P. Brinker, of Uniontown.
Robert Duane Brinker, 48, of Katy, Texas, who was a graduate of West Virginia University and served as a U. S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War, died Thursday, May 24, 1995, in Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Betty Brinker of Brinkerton, Greensburg R.D. 2, Pa.; his wife, Marcia Brinker, and a son, Jason Brinker of Katy, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Sandra Brinker Specht of Mount Pleasant R. D. 5; and a brother, Keith Brinker of Jacksonville, Fla. Services and interment were held in Katy, Texas, under direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Ave., Katy, Texas.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–March 17, 1947
Died—–May 24, 1995
GREENSBURG, Jan. 2.— Mrs. Jennie Kirby Brinkley, 72, wife of William S. Brinkley, died Wednesday afternoon at her home at 200 Alwine avenue. She leaves her husband and one brother, John Kirby, of Mount Pleasant. She lived at Youngwood until 28 years ago. The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the S. J. Silliman home at Youngwood. Interment will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery at Tarr.
William F. BRINKMAN died in 1899. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
BRINKMAN, WILLIAM F.
BRINKMANAt his home in Connellsville township, WILLIAM F. BRINKMAN, aged 62 years, Tuesday, January 31, 1899. Brights disease was the cause of death. Deceased is survived by his widow and a family of grown children. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, services having been conducted at the German Lutheran Church at 8 oclock. The body was laid to rest in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Courier Fri. 2-3-1899
Joseph A. Briscar, 69, of Strongsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 12, 1994. He was born May 19, 1924 in Jamison, Pa., the son of the late John and Anna Briscar. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Ellsworth and Sally Sampson; and a brother, Vincent Briscar. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Valentovich Briscar; children: Lori Ann Lorik and Robert Joseph Briscar; sisters: Helen Chuscka, Veronica Valentovich, and Dolores Galhager. Friends will be received in the JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 14701 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, Ohio on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John Neumann Church. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 16271 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio.
Enoch BRISCO died in 1931. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Enoch Brisco, aged 76, colored, died Thursday morning, March 12, 1931, at 12:25 of complications at his home, No. 29 Winona street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Enoch Brisco and one brother, William Brisco, of Uniontown.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. Paul's A.M.E. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. McClennon. Burial will be in Clearview cemetery.
Jacob Briskie, 75, of Uniontown died Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995, at his home. He was born June 5, 1919, son of the late John and Martha (Nowaczyk) Briskie. Mr. Briskie was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a brother; a sister, and many nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Burial services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown.
Rebecca May (Leydig) Brisky, 53, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1949, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Milborn, Sr. and Beatrice (Smith) Leydig. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Milborn Leydig, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Walter S. Brisky, Jr.; two sons, Walter S. Brisky, III and wife, Joann of Uniontown, and Harland C. Brisky and wife, Diane of New Mexico; a daughter, Shawn Brisky, at home; four grandchildren, Walter S., IV, Jeremy, Emily and Samantha Brisky; two brothers, Robert Leydig and wife, Cheryl of Georgia, and Charles Leydig and wife, Karen of Uniontown; three sisters, Cindy Leydig, Joyce Owlen and husband, Jan and Michelle Swaney, all of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., A Dignity Memorial Provider, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m., the time of service, with the Rev. Monroe S. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery.
Melva I. Boyer Brissel, 86, a former resident of West Loucks Avenue, Scottdale, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant. She was born May 8, 1908, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Lena Holified Boyer. She was a former member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Scottdale, the Pleasant Valley Country Club and the Rolling Rock County Club in Laughlintown. She also was a graduate of Scottdale High School. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Charles R. (Kathryn) Wood of Scottdale; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl W. Brissel (1989).
BRISSEL — Melva I. Boyer Brissel, formerly of West Loucks Avenue, Scottdale, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, the hour of service, at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, with the Rev. Scott R. McCormick officiating. Burial will follow next to her late husband in the Scottdale Cemetery.
Charles Britt, aged 59 years, died in the Uniontown Hospital, Wednesday, March 20, 1929, at noon of complications. Funeral arrangements will be stated later.
Charles E. Britt, of the Connellsville road, died at the Uniontown hospital Wednesday, March 20, 1929, following an operation. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his brother, R. M. Britt of Smithfield at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Callahan, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. Interment in Smithfield cemetery.
Mrs. Ida E. BRITT died in 1919. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
BRITT, MRS. JOHN
Mrs. Ida E. BRITT, 53 years old, wife of John BRITT of Leisenring No. 2, died in a Pittsburg hospital. The body was shipped here and removed by Funeral Director J.L. STADER to the family home. The deceased was born in Maryland. She was a daughter of David CROCKETT and was well known in and about Leisenring. Funeral from the family residence Saturday morning at 8:30 oclock and at 9 oclock from St. Vincent de Pauls church at Leisenring No. 1. Interment in the church cemetery.
WC Thurs. 8-7-1919
Charles C. Britvich, 82, of Hiller, Pa., died on Monday, December 15, 2003 at UPMC, Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born on July 16, 1921, in Brownsville, Pa., son of the late Peter and Johanna Zuffer Britvich. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Helen Meissner Britvich; sisters, Helen Yowonske and Katie Orris; and brothers, George and Michael Britvich. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in Australia and Islands of the South Pacific. Charlie was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and sports fan. He was a member of the Center in the Woods, American Legion, Eagles and a lifetime member of the Hiller Volunteer Fire Company. Charlie was a 1940 graduate of Brownsville High School, worked at construction for many years under Local 286, where he held the office of vice president. He retired from the Monongahela Railway Company, in 1985, after 25 years of service. Charlie was Catholic by faith, and was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Brownsville, Pa. He is survived by two sons, Charles Britvich and his wife Joetta and Fred Britvich and his wife, Susan, Canonsburg, Pa; three grandchildren, Jessica and Natalie Britvich of Canonsburg, Pa., and Bradley Britvich, Brownsville, Pa.; and very close nieces and nephews, Joanne Bailey, Ted Yowonske and Lee Yowonske, along with many other close nieces, nephews and friends, including his close friend, Rose Morosky, Richeyville, Pa. He enjoyed winemaking with his friends of the Monday night "wine tasting" group. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as celebrant. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Bernard Thomas Britz, 76, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, June 19, 1996, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late Anthony A. and Catherine Strenkowski Britz. Preceding him in death were his wife, Marie Iris Marcinak Britz, in 1978; his father, Anthony, in 1972; his mother, Catherine, in 1996; and three brothers, Edward Britz, in infancy, Stanley Britz, in 1972 and Joseph Britz, WWII, 1944. He was a former member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Uniontown, and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Britz was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. Surviving are two daughters, Karen Ann Yeager of Uniontown, Pa., and Bernice Marie Ream and husband, Mike of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Daniel A. Britz and fiancée, Jolene Schiavoni, Michelle M. Burgess and husband, Charles, Rachael A. Ream and Michael T. Ream, all of Uniontown, Pa.; and three great-grandchildren, Daniel J. Britz and twins, Victoria A. and Katherine M. Burgess, all of Uniontown, Pa. There will be a private viewing and service for the immediate family, today, in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.
Elizabeth Williams Furlong Brna, 84, of 693 Liberty St., California, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 12, 1996, at 5:40 p.m. in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born Aug. 27, 1911, in California, Pa., daughter of John Allen Williams and Anna Duvall Williams. She was a graduate of California schools with 37 years’ service, member of United Christian Church in California, Pa., C.W.E. of the Church, and Center-in-the-Woods in California, Pa., and president of The Happy Elders Club in Uniontown. She is survived by nephews and nieces, Harold D. Williams and wife, Cheryl, of McHenry, Md., Doris Furlong Shiflet Neil of Daisytown, Linda Abbott of Richeyville, Dianna Jurik of Ohio; and Ronald Furlong of Charleroi. Her parents, her first husband, Raymond Furlong, her second husband, John M. Brna, and three brothers, Elverson Williams, Edward Williams, and Harold Williams Sr., preceded her in death. The family will receive friends in the JOHN E. GREENLIEF FUNERAL HOME, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Norman C. Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Howe Cemetery, Long Branch, Pa.
Mary BRNA died in 1938. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(20)
Mrs.Mary Brna, 24, wife of Martin Brna of Gillespie, near Fayette City, died Wednesday in the Fayette County hospital at Uniontown. Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Joseph and Mary Bednar of Gillespie; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Poproseky, Smock; Katherine Helen and Margaret at home and two brothers, Joseph Bednar, Jr., Fayette City, and George Bednar, at home.
Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p. m. at her parent's home in charge of the Rev. Fr. Michael Kaimikan. Burial, in Calvary cemetery at Charleroi.
(The Charleroi Mail - 1/14/1938)
Forest E. Broadwater, 85, of 493 Laird Ave., Poland, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Salem County Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Grantsville, Md., a son of the late Arthur E. Broadwater and Cora A. Durst. He moved to Ohio in 1956 from Pennsylvania. He retired in 1978 from Bordman Local School District with 17 years of service as custodian and maintenance. He was formerly employed by Republic Steel from 1956-1961 and was a coal miner from 1936 to 1956 in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He was a member of Western Reserve Baptist Church and a member of Chatterbox Club of Mahoning County. He is survived by his wife, Doris Patton, whom he married Sept. 17, 1935; two daughters, Mrs. William (Shirley) Johnson of Mill Run and Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Wozniak of Brookfield, Ohio; three sons, Richard of Mill Run, Wayne of Centralia, Ill., and Dennis of Poland; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Barr of Glen Burnie, Md. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dale, Arlie and Harry; and a grandson, William, in 1980. Services were held Sunday at SEEDERLY-MONG FUNERAL HOME, balance of obit is missing
William C. Broadwater, 51, of Brownsville died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1994, in Brownsville General Hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1943, in Brownsville, Pa., son of the late James R. and Margaret Loather Broadwater. He was a member of St. Ellyn’s Orthodox Church in Brownsville and UMWA Local 2258, and was employed at Emerald mine. He is survived by his wife, Stella Broadwater; two daughters, Tami Broadwater of Brownsville and Jodi Broadwater at home; a granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Broadwater; a grandson, Randy W. Painter; four sisters, Betty Christener of Grindstone, Ethel Cayton of Connellsville, Leona Swift of Republic, and Mildred Grahek of New Salem; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a daughter, Bridgette R. Painter; a grandson, Sean Michael Painter; brothers, Harry and Jimmy Broadwater; and sisters, Geraldine Yothers and Nellie Jefferies. Friends will be received in the ANDREW J. SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Trisagion Service will be held on Monday, November 28, 1994, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Services at 10 a.m. in St. Ellien’s Orthodox Church, Brownsville, with Ref. Fr. George Alberts officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township. Trisagion service will be held Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
James C. Brocious, 64, of 1904 First St., South Connellsville, died Wednesday at his place of residence. He was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Connellsville, a son of the late James F. and Daisy Hellein Brocious. He was a retired B&O Railroad conductor with 34 years of service and a member of Albright United Methodist Church of South Connellsville. He was also a member of King Solomon’s Lodge 346 F. and A. M., Connellsville Royal Arch Chapter, 283, Uniontown Commandery 49, Knights Templar, the Comas Club, Fraternal Order of Police 91, Allegheny County, Fayette County Firemen’s Association, South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He was a 40-year member of F. P. Eagles 493. He is survived by his wife, Wessie “Bea” E. Miller Brocious; one daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Nora G.) Sager of New Stanton, R.D. 1; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Howard (Melva) Stairs of Greensburg.
BROCIOUS — Friends of James C. Brocious of 1904 First St., South Connellsville, who died Wednesday, May 18, 1977, will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Richard A. Kucera Funeral Home, 127 E. Fairview Ave., where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Elmer Schultz, officiating. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park. The F. O. Eagles 493 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. King Solomon’s Lodge 346 F. and A. M. will hold service at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Three men lost their lives this afternoon in an explosion which wrecked the Fairchance powder mill of E. L. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Because of the remote location of the plant and the fact that the explosion tore down the telephone lines reaching it, details are meager. In Fairchance it was reported that four mills had blown up. Other stories were to effect that the press mill and charge house were demolished in two separate explosions.
The victims of the explosion were John Robinson, 51, married, Fairchance: William Cox, 35, married, Georges township; John Brock, 28, an Italian. Twenty men were in the shift when the explosion occurred. None were injured. The victims apparently were blown to atoms for nothing has been found of their remains but one foot. They were alone in the press mill. The press, corning and wheel mills all let go. The cause is unknown.
The plant is located up the White Rocks hollow, about two miles from Fairchance, and in an inaccessible portion of the mountains. The mill was built there following the Rand explosion of 1906. The plant is engaged in the manufacture of blasting powder, used in the mines. No explosives for munitions are manufactured. The shock of the explosion was plainly felt in Uniontown, some six miles away. Persons said it approached in violence the blast which wrecked the Rand plant.
The grewsome task of searching the ruins of the three mills of the du Pont Powder Company at Oliphant for remnants of the bodies of three men killed in the explosion Monday afternoon ended with the heads of the victims still missing. The three men were of different sizes consequently the work of identifying the remains was not hard. No trace of the heads was found, however. The body of William Cox was shipped to West Virginia last night. The funerals of John Robinson and John Brock were held from their homes in Fairchance this afternoon. It was discovered yesterday that a mule which hauled a truck between the corning mill and the press mill was hurled 40 feet away by the force of the explosion and killed.
Elizabeth S. Brodak, 87, of Mount Pleasant, R.D. 6, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, in the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in the Visitation RC Church, Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Gregory F. Premoshis as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Visitation Parish Cemetery. The Visitation Christian Mothers and the Rosary Altar Society will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
William V. Broderick, Sr., 70, of Battle Creek, Mich., formerly of Brownsville and Allison, Pa., and a 1943 graduate of Redstone High School, died Thursday, Oct. 19, in Battle Creek Health System/Community Site – Emergency Room. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Jean Oswald of Jackson, Mich.; two sons, William V. Broderick Jr. and Ross Owen Broderick, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Arlene Broderick Luba of Detroit, Mich.; and his caretaker for several years, Mary L. Holton. Services were held Monday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, 703 Capital Ave., S.W., Battle Creek, Mich.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–September 5, 1925
Died—–October 19, 1995
MARY (FRANKS) WILSON BROGAN — Age 98 years of Steubenville, Ohio, died Monday, May 1, 1967 in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio at 7:40 p.m. She was the daughter of the late, Simon and Elizabeth Price Franks.
She is survived by a son, George T. Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Fairbank and Mrs. Lawrence (Elizabeth) Baker both of Steubenville, Ohio; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Wilson in 1913 and her second husband, James Brogan in 1946 also four brothers and one sister.
Friends will be received in the T. Leonard Sangston Funeral Home, McClellandtown today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and until Thursday at 2:30 p.m. the hour of service Rev. Frederick A. Prezioso will officiate. Interment in the family lot in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery, McClellandtown.
To view complete article concerning mine blast, as well as complete list of miners killed, see Hurley C. Stalnaker.
A flip of a coin sent Albert Bronakoski, 18, of Bobtown, into the Robena No. 3 Mine to meet death in the explosion. He and another Pennsylvania State University student were chosen to enter a mining engineering program under which each would spend a half year in on- the-job training, then return to Penn State to complete the course. The coin flip determined that Albert would work the first six months while his friend attended school. He had been working at U. S. Steel’s Maple Creek mine but as sent to Robena 10 days prior to the explosion to be nearer his home. His father is superintendent of the Jones and Laughlin Shannopin Mine at Bobtown.
The body of Albert F. Bronakoski, 18, of Bobtown, is in the Lucas funeral home at Carmichaels. Requiem mass will be intoned at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ignatius R. C. Church, with the Rev. Thomas J. Cassidy officiating. Interment will be in Green County Memorial Park. He was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Brownsville, a son of Adam Albert and Marcella Bernice Hall Bronakoski, and had lived at Bobtown for the past 10 years. He was a member of St. Ignatius R. C. Church and its Holy Name Society, and was a graduate of Mapletown High School with the Class of 1962. He was enrolled at Pennsylvania State University under the engineer trainee program. In 1960 he became an Eagle Scout. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Marcella, and junior at Pennsylvania State University; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall of Marianna, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Adams of Cleveland, Ohio.
BRONSON— On Tuesday, October 11th, of consumption, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Margaret H. Bronson, wife of William Bronson.
Mrs. A. M. Brookman, 57 years old, wife of J. A. Brookman, a well known resident of Scottdale, died yesterday morning at 2:15 o’clock. Funeral from St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Deceased was born in Cumberland and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rank. Her husband was in the hotel business in Cumberland, and disposing of his business located in Scottdale, conducting a similar business for several years. Deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. E. J. Stanyon, Mrs. Vida Hughus, Mrs. Charles Myers and Floyd Brookman. Two sisters and one brother also survive.
On the 13th inst., at his residence, in Springhill tp., Fayette Co., Pa., Aaron Brooks, aged 100 years 2 months and 29 days. Deceased attained a venerable age, and was a resident of Springhill Tp., for upwards of seventy years. Until within three or four years of his death, he enjoyed good health, and was remarkably active and industrious, often laboring with much assiduity long after all the companions of his earlier days had been lain in their graves.—He has frequently stated in his lifetime, that he voted for General Washington for President, and at every subsequent Presidential election, uniformly voting the Democratic ticket. He was a very worthy citizen of good moral and religions habits and much respected by all who knew him. He was the father of Mr. James Brooks, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Springhill Township.
Abraham Brooks, 89, of Dunbar, died this morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hall of 1525 West Crawford Ave., Connellsville.
Abraham Brooks, 89, of Dunbar, died Tuesday morning at the home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hall of 1525 West Crawford Avenue. He was born May 29, 1880, in Breakneck, a son of the late Charles and Anna Gallentine Brooks. He had spent most of his life at Dunbar, and was a member of the Dunbar Baptist Church. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are a son, Harry W. of Dunbar, three daughters, Mrs. John (Grace) Lynch of Dunbar, Mrs. James (Sadie) Hall of Connellsville and Mrs. William (Shirley) Rechenberg of Dunbar; 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Ann, in 1958.
BROOKS — Friends of Abraham Brooks of Dunbar, who died Tuesday, April 28, 1970, may call at the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar from 1 to 10 p.m. today and Thursday, and until 2 p.m. Friday, the hour of the funeral. Pastor William F. Hoffman will officiate. Burial in Franklin Cemetery Dunbar
Mr. Albert Brooks, 82, of Dunbar, died Wednesday morning in his home after a lingering illness. He was born in Connellsville, June 19, 1884, a son of the late Charles and Susan Gallentine Brooks. He was a retire coal miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louqilla Hiles Brooks; five daughters, Mrs. Jonah (Viola) Hughes, Mrs. Clark (Clara) Wingrove, Mrs. Edwin (Faye) Hall, Mrs. Russell (Gladys) Basinger and Mrs. Wisteria Beals all of Dunbar; two sons, Albert of Dunbar and Raymond of Pennsylvania Furnace; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Abraham of Dunbar and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary James of Dunbar. He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur and a brother Preston. The body will be at Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar after 7 p.m. today. Interment in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Obit from the scrapbook of Mr. Robert M. Martin of Dunbar, PA.
Arthur Paul Brooks, 53, of Dunbar, died Monday afternoon in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1909, in Dunbar, a son of Albert and Quilla Hiles Brooks. Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow, Mrs. Coriena Bryner Brooks; five daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Shirley) Murphy of Tacoma, Wasn., Mrs. Robert (Sylvia) Hardy of Washington, D.C., and Resa, Olive and Melba at home; seven sons, Lesley of the West Coast, Asa with the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Wash., Harry, Paul, David, Allen and Roney at home; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond of State College and Albert of Dunbar, R.D., and five sisters, Mrs. Viola Hughes of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Clara Wingrove of Dunbar, R.D., Mrs. Fay Hall of Mill Run, and Mrs. Wisteria Beals and Mrs. Gladys Basinger of Dunbar. The body will be at Burhans funeral home at Dunbar after 11 a.m. Wednesday, and after 4 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with Rev. Ellsworth Crispens officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Daniel H. BROOKS died in 1921. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)
Daniel H. Brooks Dies
Daniel H. Brooks, 82 years old, died October 4 at his home in Normalville. He was a prominent farmer. He is survived by John M. Brooks of Normalville, Mrs. Lide Miller and Mrs. Lou Hatfield of Connellsville, Mrs. Myrtle Hart of Leisenring and Mrs. Maude Davis of Pittsburgh.
- Connellsville Courier
October 6, 1921
Heisterburg, June 30 - David Brooks, a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Co. F, 14th Penna Vol. Cavalry, died suddenly at his home in German township near Gates, Monday, June 27, 1904, aged 70 years. He had been complaining of his heart for some time past and it is thought heart failure was the immediate cause of his death.
David Brooks's record as a soldier was good, as a citizen and neighbor no one could say aught against him; as a tenant and a farm hand it was unequaled. He was a tenant of Jehu Conwell on his Luzerne and German township farms from 1869 to the time of his death, a period of thirty five years. Squire Conwell and William Freeman, two of our oldest citizens, the former nearing his 85th milestone, the latter just past. The deceased is survived by his wife and fourteen children, 10 boys and 4 girls. Only three of the boys remain single.
The funeral took place at 10 o'clock Wednesday from his late home. The services were conducted by Rev. T. M. Hurst of the C. P. church. Funeral director, T. N. Schroyer of Masontown, having charge. The interment was at Hopewell cemetery beside his two soldier brothers, Henry and Joseph. The pallbearers were neighbors and old soldiers, Comrades Barber, Franks, Christopher, Allamon, Miller and Crago.
Daily News Standard, July 1, 1904>
Contributed by Karen Krich <karenkrich at gmail.com>
BROOKS, DENUNE— Age 73 years of Point Marion R. D. 1, died Thursday, May 9, 1968 in St. Vincent Pailotti Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a former employee of the Davison Coal Co. He was predeceased by his wife, Ada Smitley Brooks, and a son, Marshall R. Surviving are one son, Stewart R. Brooks of Bedford, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Cloyd (Mildred) Eichelberger of Point Marion; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Clark of Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, the hour of services with Rev. Charles K. Krause officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.
Helen C. Brooks, 91, of McClellandtown, formerly of Lenox St., Uniontown, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, in the Laurel Health Care Center, Uniontown. She is survived by her daughter-in- law, Elizabeth Brooks of McClellandtown; and two granddaughters, Bernadette Brooks of McClellandtown and Michelle Garrick of Baton Rouge, La. Friends will be received in the H. David McElroy Funeral Home, McClellandtown, Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Herbert Bradley Brooks, month and a half old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brooks of Dunbar, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of complications. Surviving are the parents and these brothers and sisters: Harry Lee, Shirley Marie, Leslie Glenn, Alice Faye, Asa Clinton and Sylvia Lorraine, all at home. The funeral service will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery.
infant BROOKS died in 1905. His (or her) obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(5)
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John H. BROOKS of Scottdale was buried in the United Brethren Cemetery, Normalville, Sunday afternoon, February 26. Rev. E. E. DeHAVEN had the services in charge.
Connellsville Courier Fri. 3-3-1905
James Arthur Brooks, Sr.
James Arthur Brooks, Sr. “Brooksy”, age 64 of Brownsville, Pa., passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born on August 14, 1947 in Brownsville, Pa. Jim was a member of the Brownsville Eagles and an avid Pittsburgh Steeler Fan. He could always be found in or around The Antique Bar and Grill in Brownsville. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Brooks and brother, Henry Brooks. Jim is survived by his son, James Arthur Brooks, Jr. and wife, Brittney; two grandchildren, Timothy James and Nevaeh Lynn; three sisters, Virginia Barrett, Louise (Sis) Showman and Linda Hugney; brother, John Brooks; aunt, Ruth Rizer; sister-in-law, Brenda Gavala and husband Paul; brother-in-law, Paul Mickey and wife Sherry; special caring friends, Yvonne Gmutza and Jerry Abbey “Mom and Pops”; numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends from The Antique Bar and Grill. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME , 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa. today (Friday) from 11 :00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., when a service will be held. Burial will follow in Acklin Cemetery. skirpanfuneralhome.com
Mamie Crisson BROOKS died in 1935. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(9)
Brief funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Crisson Brooks in the residence, House 264, Palmer, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon will be followed by additional rites in the Palmer Community church in charge of Rev. David Hunter, of McClellandtown. Burial will be in Acklin cemetery.
Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crisson.
(Stamped May 24, 1935)
The body of Margery Loraine Brooks arrived here Saturday night from Scott Haven and was removed by Funeral Director J. L. Stader to the home of Mrs. Jesse Herbert in Tenth street, West Side, grandmother of the deceased. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock from the Herbert residence. Rev. W. H. Gladden and Rev. J. H. Lamebertson officiated.
BROOKS, MARION JEAN, aged 2 months and 14 days, died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brooks of Normantown. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Sandra Lee, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Brooks, and Mr. and Mrs. James McDonough of Normantown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23, at 2 o’clock from the home, with Rev. G. Lee Forney of New Salem Christian Church officiating. Burial in Salem View Cemetery, New Salem under the direction of C. B. Dearth’s Sons, New Salem.
Mary BROOKS died in 1861. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(17)
On the morning of the 19th inst., in Springhill township, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Mary wife of James Brooks, Esq., aged 63 years and 6 (?) months. The desceased was born in Washington county, Md., and while yet an infant her parents moved to this county; and being among the early settlers, they had many deprivations to suffer and hardships to endure. In the month of August, 1854, she was received into sacramental fellowship with the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, since which time, to her death, her christain <sic> character was unexceptionable. Her influence was chiefly in the domestic circle in which she was best known. Our loss, we trust, is her infinite gain. COM.
The Genius of Liberty., Uniontown, April 4, 1861
BROOKS— Wednesday morning Sept. 6th, in this place, Mrs. Mary Jane Brooks, after a protracted illness of six months. Eldest daughter of Calvin Springer.
BROOKS, MRS. MINNIE, age 63 years, died in her home, 134 S. Grant street, Uniontown, Pa., Wednesday, February 28, 1945, at 12:30 p.m. Surviving are her husband, Preston Brooks, and the following children: LeRoy of Adrian, W. Va.; Abe of Connellsville; Mrs. Russell Guthrie, Orville and Harry of Uniontown; Charles of Chester, and Miss Marie, at home; 16 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Mrs. Rhoda Brooks of Dunbar, Mrs. Bruce McNair of Uniontown, Wallace Thorpe of Washington, D.C., Orville Thorpe and Mrs. Clara Barnett of Dunbar. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar, are incomplete.
The funeral service for Mrs. Minnie Brooks of 134 South Grant street, Uniontown will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Nevin H. Zuck, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, in charge of Funeral Director James T. Burhans.
Nettie Augusta Brooks of Normalville, formerly of Mill Run and Dawson, died early today, April 10, 1995, at the Eicher Personal Care Home, Normalville. Arrangements, under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, will be announced when completed.
BROOKS, PRESTON—Age 84 years, of R. D. 4 Uniontown, died in Uniontown Hospital, Wednesday, July 5, 1966, at 10:30 p.m. He was a coal miner, a member of the Church Of The Brethren and the UMWA, Local No 6326 of Gates. He was predeceased by his wife Minnie Brooks March, 1945. Surviving are the following children; Roy of Titusville, Fl., Abe of Leisenring No.1, Orville of Lemont Furnace, Harry and Charles, both of Chester ,PA., Catherine Gutherie, Uniontown, Mrs. Edna Torcha, Rt. 40 West, Uniontown, Mrs. Donald (Marle) Walkos, Uniontown,; one step sister, Catherine of Dunbar; thirty-one grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Abe and Albert both of Dunbar, PA. Friends will be received at the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main Street, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m., the hour of service. Rev. Glen Weimer will officiate. Internment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar.
Susannah Murray BROOKS died in 1898. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(55)
Susannah Murray Brooks Dies
Mrs. Susannah Murray Brooks, wife of Daniel H. Brooks, died of general dropsy at her home on February 17, 1898, aged 59 years, 9 months and 27 days. The funeral was on Friday afternoon at (Normalville) and was well attended. Deceased is survived by her husband and was the mother of 10 children, nine of whom are living: Elmer E., Braden M., John, Ella (Mrs. Wm. H. Prinkey), Lucinda, Hannah (Mrs. Norman Sanner), Myrtle (Mrs. Benson Hart), Kide and Maud. The deceased was a good woman and neighbor and respected by everyone who had her acquaintance. She was a sister of Jacob M. and George K. Murray of Springfield Township.
- Connellsville Daily Courier
Thomas Edward Brooks, four years old, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Brooks of Furnace Hill, died Wednesday at the parental home from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the late home with Rev. H. D. Purrier of Dunbar Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar.
Virginia I Brooks, 47, of Uniontown died Monday, July 3, 1995, in Laurel Health Care Center, Uniontown. She was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Clyde and Emma Huggins Brooks. She is survived by two daughters, Colleen Brooks and Betty Brooks both of Uniontown, a brother, Joseph Brooks of Brownsville, and three grandsons. Family and friends will gather today, Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. in Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church for a private service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The THOMAS M. DOLFI FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
William Alden BROOKS died in 1937. His obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(2)
Word was received from Langley Field, Va., Thursday evening of the death of William Alden Brooks, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Brooks of 145 South Mount Vernon avenue, Uniontown.
Brief details received in a telegram by Mrs. Brooks last evening revealed that the youth was killed in an automobile accident near Hampton, Va., Wednesday night.
Brooks was a private in the First Air Base Squadron stationed at Hampton and had served 18 months of his three-year enlistment when the accident occurred.
The victim was educated in Uniontown schools and was a member of the Central Christian church of this city. He would have been 21 years old on July 3.
Body Expected Today.
The body was expected to arrive at the Johnston Funeral home today.
Young Brooks, was a brother of Marshall Brooks, former member of the News Standard circulation staff, now identified with the Pittsburgh Press. At present Marshall is working in the Johnstown district.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters in addition to his parents:
Marshall Brooks, employed in Johnstown; Kathryn, graduate nurse living in New York City; Ethel, Robert, Betty Jane and Charles, all at home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Standard - May 14, 1937)
August Brosky, 68 years old, a pensioner of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, died Friday evening at his home in Pleasant Unity. He had been a boiler fireman at the United plant. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Florence Brosky, he is survived by five children. A sister, Mrs. William Welch of Connellsville, also survives.
Jennie Brothers, 80, of Morewood St., Mount Pleasant, died Thursday at Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant. Surviving are her husband, Levi T. “L. G.” Brothers of Mount Pleasant; one son, James Leroy Brothers of Liden, Michigan; one daughter, Shirley Ann Bielecki of Scottdale; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Farrell of Mount Pleasant; three sisters, Mary Robinson, Helen Andras and Mrs. Charles (Dolores) Hart, all of Mount Pleasant. Funeral services were held Saturday under the direction of Galone- Crouso’s, Eagle St., Mount Pleasant.
Social Security Death Index:
Born—–March 21, 1915
Died—–April 6, 1995
Sarah BROTHERS died in 1862. Her obit was contributed to the Fayette County USGenWeb Project.(11)
March 17, in Bullskin Tp., SARA BROTHERS, of Dyptheria, aged three years.
The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. April 10, 1862.
EARL C. BROWER died suddenly at his home at Dawson at 7 o’clock this morning. Arrangements are in charge of Galley’s funeral service of Dawson.
The funeral service for Earl C. Brower of Dawson will be held at the Galley funeral home at Dawson at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. I. R. Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. The B. of L.E., of which the deceased was a member, will conduct a service at the funeral home at 8:30 o’clock Saturday Night. Mr. Brower was born July 9, 1904, at Dickerson Run, a son of Mrs. Icadora Budd Brower and the late Clarence Brower. He had lived in the Dawson community all his life. He was an engineer for the P. & L. E. Railroad and had been employed by the carrier for the past 32 years. Surviving, besides his mother, are his widow, Mrs. Garnet Brower; six children, Earl Jr., of Connellsville, Glenn of Kalamazoo, Mich., Frederick of Indianapolis, Ind., Clarence Albert at home, Mrs. Beverly Garlick of Vanderbilt and Mrs. Garnet Titterington of Scottdale; one brother, Raymond of McKees Rocks; two sisters, Mrs. Annabelle Walker of Manor and Miss Thelma Brower at home, and eight grandchildren.