Fayette County Genealogy Project
Abstracts from Newspaper Obituary Scrapbook
kept by Mrs. Andrew Moser, Uniontown, PA

Contributed by Dawne Temple

Note that the newspaper names are not listed and I do not know what they are.

Chambers,   James Thomas  10-9-1875, 8-11-1896, son of Jos. of Dunkard Ave.

McDowell,  Capt. Wm. A. d. 1-18-1897 at 5:20 age 69 m. 5-21-1873 Clara Patterson of John and Ella Vandyke Patterson of Peru Mills, Juniata Co. Pa. Surv: His wife, Annie Winona, Robt. Wm. McDowell. Brothers and sisters: Albert G., Miss Sarah Ann, Lenia J. He was born Allewville (sp?), Mifflin Co., Pa. July 28, 1828, came to Fayette Co. with his father in 1844.

Lewellen, Mrs. Lewis C. of California Pa. d. 7-28 (no year given), dau. of John Hague of Old Frame. Surv: By husband and four children

Hatfield, Wm. S.-d. 2-8-1892 in Uniontown, buried Brownsville, Pa. born 10-28-1842 Redstone Twp. only son of late Hon. Wm. Hatfield, wife was Mary E. Lenhart, surv. by Wm. C., Lenord (sp?) L., George L., Elizabeth, Mary his wife died number years ago.

Pierson, Mrs. John, died 2-6-1897 age 33, bu. Pleasant View Cem. C. P. Church, surv. by husband and four children

Duvall, L. G.,  resided Woods Run found in Monongahela River on Jan. 11, surv. by widow and 7 children. disappeared Wed.

Lynch, Mrs. Wm. E. (Callie dau Mrs. Jane K. Lemmon of No. Union Twp.) d. 1-10-1897 aged 42

Dutton, Agnes, Miss, Uniontown, d. 12-30-1896 age 84 born 9-9-1813 dau. of Jacob and Mary McClean Dutton, maternal grandfather James McClean, a bro. of Col. Alex, surveyor and 1st register of Fayette Co. joined Presbyterian Church 8-12-1836; brother Andrew Dutton deceased.

Alton, Cornelia, widow of W. B. d. home of son in law Jackson Coffman German Twp. 10-23, aged about 80 left several children, buried Church Hill

Rutter, George W. b. 3-25-1803, Baltimore Md. bur. Oak Grove, d. 1-9-1897 (next word is illegible) Thomas, & Elizabeth (Asquith) Rutter who were m. in 1800, Thos. d. 1819 his wife some years ? came to Uniontown 12-1824, Geo. m. Mary Beeson 12-24-1826 she died 6-1-1893 Surv: George, Hansom?, Skiles, and John T. (last named deceased)

Hewitt, Katie, dau. Mrs. and Mrs. Danl. d. Fri. 10-9-1896 of dysentery.

Prentice, Thomas, Uniontown bur. Oak Grove, d. 2-20-1897 born 11-1826 in Uniontown m. 6-3-1863 to Elizabeth dau. Nathaniel Brownfield. Surv: Wife and Walter L., Minnie wf. Jno. G. Barbour, Lizzie wf. Harry Whel, Nettie-Thomas Andrew d. 5-5-1890 two deceased bros. Henry, Andrew, one dec'd sister, Jane wf. Wm. Cooper and Isabella widow of Jno. Crossland

Smith, Rebecca nee Hadden relict of John T., Georges Twp., bur. Tent Cem. d. Dunbar Twp. 11-27-1896 in 85th year. Surv: sister m. Alexander Deyarson, nephew Brown Hadden of Fayette Springs and 3 children, T. Hervey of Dunbar, Prof. F. Boyden of Calif., Mrs. D. K. Moser Geo. Twp.

Semans (?, very smudged, this is a best guess), Mrs. Mary Jane Sutton, Baptist. Bur. Oak Grove, b. 8-15-1835 d. 2-17-1897 in Uniontown, wife of Francis, dau of Harvey and Martha Sutton, gr dau of John, m. 3-9-1854; Surv: by husband, and chil; Geo.  W., postmaster Harvey, Isaac W. Hustead, Semans Co.--Thomas B., Francis M.-Bros-Sisters, Isaac Sutton of Noble Co., Ohio, Mrs. Hannah Frazee, Mrs. Margaret Trader, 4 deceased

Page, David of Perryopolis, Methodist. 11-26-1896 at McKeesport, unmarried left 1 bro. 3 sisters.

Gray, Sylvanus T.-Uniontown bur. Gray Cemetery, Grays Landing d. 10-29-1896 age 53. son of Wm Gray of Greene Co. Surv: by wife and 5 chil:Dr. J. R. S Minor, Wm. St. T. Jr. Mertie; one sister Mrs. Blackshire of Baltimore. Note: Punctuation is as written.

Dean, Mrs. Sarah J. widow of John, Farmington d. 12-14, at home of Albert Dean, age 80 Surv: Calvin L. prop. of Stone House, Jasper and other children

Honsaker, John, German Twp. nr, Lutheran Church, Xmas 1896 Surv: Wife and several chil.

McClellan, Nancy d. Nashville Te.. 12-19-1896 oldest dau of Capt. James Whaley (1812) mar. Jno. McClellan 1838; sisters Mary Whaley, Mrs. A. M. Joliffe, Mrs. Jno. Gray, left 3 daus.

Leckey, Olive 14 yr of Huston d. 4-9-1897 b. Oak Grove

Lewis, James H. d. 4-10-1897 age 77th year b. Walnut Hill m. 1846 to Annie Kendall who d. 1870 left: Sarah, Alice, Isaac, Homer, James, Frank. m. 1873 to Mrs. Mary Coburn, surv. by her.

Handlin, Harvey of Percy bur. M. P. Cem. of Percy d. 4-12-1897 76th yr gr dau Miss Nannie E. Handlin

The next entry is written very strangely and I am posting it as written. I am assuming that he died in Randolph, Illinois.

Randolph, Illinois-11-14- Burchinal, Bertie d. 11-10-1896 )Albert Gallatin) son A.G. & Lizzie (Keiser) Burchinal born 11-7-1874

Diffenbaugh (Deffenbaugh?), Jasper Newton-McClellandtown 11-19 son of Conrad. d. 11-18-1896 age 23y 9m 8d

Liston, Elmer E. d. 11-14-1896 at Pueblo Col. age 31 Surv. Mother, 2 sisters, 3 bros.

Gans, Alpheus W., Geo. Twp. bur. New Salem, eldest son John H. d. Dec. 4, 1896 bicycle accident age 15

Alleman, Harvey B. d. 12-5-1896, Sat. Fairchance, age 51 surv. by wife and one child, sister Mrs. Charles Teed and bro. Jacob of New Salem, Johnson of Canton Ill., bur. New Salem

Howard, Mrs. Clarissa d. Dec. 1, 1896, Taylortown Cemetery, Greene Co. b. Greensboro 4-13-1832 dau. of Hiram Hickman m. Absalom Howard 2-11-1849 he died two months ago. Surv 11 children Dr. Gordon D.-Waynesburg, Walter, Taylortown, Green Co., Carson of Grafteron?; Geo. of Blackville W. Va.-Reuben, Wilkinsburg, Harry and Wm. of Uniontown, Mrs. Anna Walters, Coal Center, Mrs. J. H. Nabors, Harrisburg

Costello, John H., Pt. Marion-May 6 1897 d. Cheat Neck, Monongalia Co. W. Va. Surv: Wm. and Thos. dec'd, Charles, Kansas; Cyrus, Pittsburgh; John Pt. Marion; Henry at home; Hattie wf of Charles Dickson, Mary--Bro. Frank, Geo. sisters Nancy widow of Gaddis Hopwood, Betsy Costello, Mrs. Henry McElree

Griffith, Mrs. Jane, Geo. Twp. Bur., Home burial gro. Geo. Twp. d. 12-12-1896 relict of Howard, age 90 was dau. of Wm. Nixon who lived near Tent, husband died 15 years ago. surv. 2 sons-Wm. R., Chas. H.--4 daus. Catherine Ebbert of Geo. Twp., Mrs. Jefferson Hague of Kan., Louisa (Mrs. Alfred Brown S. Union), Miss Jennie at home,--inter home burial ground d. typhoid fever, son and dau. in critical condition

Carothers, A. J. d. Wed. typhoid, Dec. 11, Fairmont only son late Jno. W. Carothers, leaves wife 2 children

McCormick, Susan, widow of Wm. B. who d. 2 yrs. ago, d. May 30, 1897 age 74 dau. of late Matthew Allen, 2 bros. 1 sis sur. Josiah, Robert, and Mrs. Jno. Crawford-ex sheriff, Geo. A., Councilman Wm. P.--7 chil; Mary (Mrs. Frank Brook); Ella Mrs. Wm. Thorndell, Milton, Lizzie Mrs. Howland of Detroit, Sophia Mrs. Fred W. Ward Greensburg.

Win, S. Howard, funeral Masontown 5-15-1896, Cumb. Presby. Ch.

Patterson, Lucinda Winchall wf. Robert d. 8-11-1896 age 80 bur. Oak Grove surv. Husband, 5 chil. Sarah V.; John W.; Annie E., wf of A. D. Boyd, Robert, Alex

Moore, Mrs. Hannah Margaret d. 10-11-1896 at home of dau. Mrs. McCune, bur. Cochran Cem. Dawson sister ofWm. H. Strickler once Co. Trea. 1st husband was John Cochran.

Rankin, Lily B. of Hugh L. d. 12-8-1896 of typhoid fever, only child.

Rush, Lucinda Hager wf. John L. d. Farmingron 12-9- age abt. 49 surv: Husband 6 chil: Frank C., James, Bert, Arthur, Della, Mollie except 1st named who is married

Lewis, Mrs. James G. widow d. 12-7-1896 husband died 6 weeks ago. surv. by several children.

Nabors, Roy b. 11-1-1877 d.3-1-1897, Uniontown son of J. B. grfather Jas. brother Harry B. sister Mary

Collins, Ansell,  Mrs. Sarah B. d. 5-31-1897-Baptist, age abt. 74 married Geo. Ansell who died over 30 yr. ago, chil: Jacob, Alex, Alfred, Mrs. David Balsley, Dr. Wm. Ansell of Cleveland O. m. Albert Collins who d. 17 yrs ago, Frank, Smith, George

Downer, Daniel d. 5-5-1897 bur. Oak Grove, gr. grandfather Jacob b. Germany where he m. Eliz. Sterner, came to Lancaster Co. 1773, left family in Fayette Co., never returned, wf.  died Uniontown age 105, son Jonathan b. 1754 lived to be 79 m. Drusilla Springer, they had 13 children one of whom was Levi b. 11-11-1788 d. 10-2-1854, mar. Eliz. Hall of Uniontown, had 10 children none of whom ever married Daniel b. 11-27-1820

Brown, Abraham, Geo. Twp. d. 5-29-1897 St. Jacobs Luth. Church German Twp. b. 12-26-1817 son of Abraham and Mary Brownfield Brown, his mother a sister of the late Col. Ben. Brownfield gr. father Emanuel Brown, m. Hannah dau. of Abel Colley of Menallen, 11-14-1841, had 10 chil: Peter m. Huldah Lawrence, Abraham m. Harriet Core?, Searight, Nancy Jane m. Jefferson A. Walters now dec'd, George m. Emma Morgan, Isaac dec'd, Mary m. Wm. Hustead, A. G. McMullen 2nd; Levi m. Mollie Brownfield, Sallie m. Ephraim T. Walters, Alfred m. Jennie Brownfield. Bros: Benj., Isaac, Emanuel dec'd Sister Amanda wf. of Geo. Barricklow; gr son Searight Walters

Moore, George Fred of Masontown W. V. d. 2-27-1897 age 89 amon? his chil: Newton Moore, Jacob, Jonathan Preston Co.; Elsie Monongalia Co.

Haley, Silas, d. 3-1-1897 age 64 Monongahela, had shoe store in Uniontown leave 1 son and dau.

Deffenbaugh, Mrs. Margery wf. of Jas. New Salem d. 3-2-1897 in 38th yr. bur. Presby Cem. dau. John Moss, leaves mother sister, husband, infant child

Ramsey, Mrs. Marie, Masontown d. 9-5-1896 in 88th year b. 4-22-1809 Greensboro dau. of Andrew, Frances Hoover, leaves son James

Frey, Mrs. Belle H. (M.? smudged), wf. Louis M. Frey d. of Diph. 7-1-1896 bur Oak Grove in 44th yr. dau. of Jno. McMakin, killed 40 yrs. ago leaves mother Mrs. John A. Patton, husband and 4 children

Howells, Berni of Thomas Howells Belle Vernon Cem. 10-8-1896 age 5 mo 19d

Crossland, Greenbury b. 6-11-1813 bur. Oak Grove, dau. Mrs. Springer Craig d  5-16-1897 age nearly 84, son of Elijah and Catherine Crossland, Elijah's father came from England, settled in Baltimore, Elijag b. 1792 d. 3-1802 mar 1836 Sarah Stearnes who d. abt. 1896 Children: Levi, Mary wf. Springer Craig; Elijah, Ann wf. Frank Gray, Emma wf. Wm. Craig, and Greenberry, 3 chil. dec'd.

Coffman, Wm. H., d. 10-12-1896 age abt. 31 father John

Prentice, Nettie d. 7-18-1897 age 23y 1 da. mother Mrs. Thomas Prentice

Martin, Mrs. Eleanor wf. Dr. Gideon, d. 10-1 aged 80 1896 W.Va. Fairmont, ma. July 1841 to Dr. Martin

Craft, Mrs. Mary B. dau. of Eliz. & Nathaniel Shriver bur. Brownsville b. 12-18-1813 d. 3-5-1897 born Frederick Co. Md. m. Geo. B. Craft who d. many years ago.

Divvens, Mrs. Nathan d. 7-30-1896 bur. Oak Grove Cem. nee Susan Emerick, of Annie and Andrew Emerick b. 4-18-1848 Sharpsburg Alleg. Co. 6 chil: Nathan Grant; Herbert Minor; Anna Edna; Lillie R. (Mrs. Frank Lewellyn); Madeline Pearl Mrs. Robt Seul of N.Y.; Eugene Ray dec'd.; sister Mrs. Mrs. Madeline orter of Colo; Bros. Jno.Winfield, Chas. of Alleg. Co. and Clifton Colo.

Fough, Isaiah M. of Mrs. Joseph Mack, bur. Oak Grove d. 10-12-1896 age 82 bto. Samuel;  sons Henry, John of Kansas

Reisinger, Dr. John d. 7-27-1896 b. Connellsville 44 yrs. ago. leave mother, brs, Samuel, Jas, sister Mollie dec'd.

Hambry, Mary d. 7-27-1896 m. Chas. C. Hambry dec'd several yrs ago. Dau of Jno. Gray, Chil: Jno., Harold, Bro. Jaso. Jas.

Walters, Mrs. Margery wf. of Ewing of Menallen Twp. bur. Walnut Hill d. 10-12-1896 age 19 dau. Jno. Endaley (Endeley?) Geo. Twp.

Howard, Absalom- b. Bald Hill Green Co. 10-1-1822 d. 10-2-1896 born. Taylortown, m. Clarissa Hickman dau. of Hiram, neice (sic) of Rev. Wm. had 11 chil: Emily eldest, Nancy youngest dec'd., Ann wf. H. B. Walters, Coal CenterDr. OG? m. Frances Campbell; Walter m. Adda Woods, J. C. m. Mary Hoskinson, Grafton W.? W. Va.; Geo. m. Mattie Lester of W. Va., Emma F. m. J. B. Nabors, Harry T. m. Emma. Wilson, Ruben m. Cora Frankenberry; Will N.

Thompson, Mrs. J. V. d. 8-7-1896 bur. Oak Grove dau. of Jno. & Sarah Redburn Anderson Ainsworth wf. of Hon  H. (N?) A. of Ill, and 4 bros, 2 sisters

Nycum, Wm. N. d. 8-12-1897 age 53 bur. Oak Grove, eldest son late Henry leaves wife, 3 sons, 1 dau.

Poundstone, Alice, wf. of John A.-Cumberland Presby; d. 11-14-1897 age at. 40, typhoid dau. of Joseph & Margaret White the marble cutter surv. by husband.

Ansell, Alexander d. 9-23-1897 age 56, leaves wife and 2 children Edna and Eliz. (Mrs. Frank South; 3 bros; Jacob, Alfred, Wm. 1 sister Mary E. Balsley

Nycum, Rebecca widow of Henry d. 7-21-1898 age 84, 6 chil Mrs. E.?. Williams; (Rev. Wm. wife) Mrs. Thos. H. Lewis, Mrs. Geo. W. Kremer, Mrs. A. Batton (of Jno. A.- Chas. Jas.

Green, Wm. E. (F.?) d. 4-25-1898 age 30 of Geo. W. and Henrietta leaves 3 sisters; Anna, Isa, Mrs. Lizzie Donaldson wf. of Wm.

Laughead, Lucretia d. 12-26-1897 age 92 at Oliphant Furnace bur. Oak Grove, son Ferdinand, and Mrs. Sarah Greenland (Noval) widow of Elisha

Whyel, Mrs. Elizabeth E. (B?) Prentice wf. of Harry b. 1-29-1869 d. 8-22-1898 age 29y-6m. bur Oak Grove dau. Thos. and Eliz. Brownfield Prentice, surv: Husband, 3 small children Frances b. 9-12-1893 - Thos. b. 6-30-1896- Eliz. 8-11-1898 bro. Walter, sister Mrs. John G. Barbor, Thos, Netti (sic) d. 1896 Thos d. 8 yrs ago m. 9-14-1892

Prentice, Nettie d. 7-18-1897 age 2y 1 d mother Mrs. Thos.

Townsend, Mrs. Mary McCann wf. Samuel of Masontown Surv: Husband 2 child: d. 7-18-1897

Neff, Wm D. Masontown d. 11-9-1897 age 49 father Dr. G. W. leaves bros: sis: Mrs. Wm. Schroyer, Dr. G. W., Virginia, Jno. C., Mrs. Wm G. Sharnack?, Harry J of Dawson

Riffer, Mrs. Emma Newcomer wf of Edward, McClellandtown, bur. Fairview Breth; d. 11-11-1897 age 20y 10 mo. dau. Jno. M., Louisa Newcomer; sur: Husband and son

Longanecker, Thomas J. d. 8-25-1897 age 30 uncle Daniel Jackson m. Nora Chisholm dau. of Alex. sister Mrs. Carrie Showalter of Ohio.

Ewing, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of N. ). d. 7-28-1897 age abt 55, sister Mary Ann Johnson dau. Joseph and Mary Johnson of S. Union Twp.--bro. J. G.; Jacob M.; Atty Isaac L; Joseph  chil: Urbin, Winifred, Harry, Isaac

Swan, Wm. A. 6-17-1897 age abt 48 Aunt C. S. Seaton chil of Jas. Sophia Weltner Swan m. 9-4-1872 to Agnes dau. of Rev. J. S. Gibson; Surv: wife 9 chil.

Hickman, Dr. S. W. d. 8-21-1897 age 49 oldest child of Rev. W. W. of Flatwoods m. Emma Bryson dau. of Andrew B. Sur: 3 chil., father, sisters, Mrs. N. (H?) P. Cooper, Mrs. F. M. Bowie, Mrs. Jas. Hopcraft? of Galesburg Ill, bro Charles

Hellen, Janie Hudson d. 3-16-1899 age 83 sister Rev. Thos. M. Hudson wife of late P. H. Hellen surv: Mrs. (Col) F. W. Thompson, Morgantown W. Va.--Mrs. F. (E.?) A. Lingo, Mrs. Wm. Lynch; 9 chil, Jane N. (H?) Thompson;  Frances H.; Ida Frost; Drue L. Cox; Guy H. Lynch

Hopwood, Hon. Geo. 8-24-1845 d. 9-13-1898 son Wm. Eleanor Hudson, Hopwood m. 6-1876 Alverda of Judge Geo. J. Black, Somerset Co. Sur: wife, 8 chil; Bros; Sisters; Jane Clye? Penner, Julia E. Hopwood, Dr. W. T. and Monroe

Lawson, Robert d. 1-24-1900 age 51- Old Presby Cem. wife & 3 chil.

Ramsey, James, German Twp. d. 5-9-1900 age 69 b. 1831 last of family

Ellis, Mrs. Susan b. Bedford Co. 2-16-1817 d. 6-14-1897 bur. Oak Gr. dau. of Adam & Eve Sembower m. 6-25-1835 Wm. Ellis in Md. Husband Rev. Ellis d. 12-27-1881 age 81 sister Mrs. Rachel Miller, Bros, W.H., Rev. A. H. Sembower, 3 chil dec'd 9 living; Mrs. Mary Huston, Rev. W. H.; A. I.; J. S.; Louisa; Lucy; A. H.; J. V.; E

Note: This is copied from a carbon copy and some of it is smudged. Where it is hard to read I have a question mark. Punctuation is as written.

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