The Scranton Republican, Lackawanna Co, PA.

1 May 1908 - 7 Jun 1908



Friday, May 1, 1908


Nearly 19 years ago when the Johnstown flood city reached out to volunteers, Thomas SMITH was one of the first to head that way. He boarded a train and bid his wife of 3 months goodby. After a month of hard work SMITH returned to Pittsburg to claim his wife Katie but not a trace of her could be found. However while walking down the same street May 30, 1889 the pair

met again, she stopped and cried out "Thomas, Thomas! Is it you?" The man stopped stricken "My God! My wife!" he exclaimed and then they embraced. When he had not returned in a few weeks she had thought he deserted her and went away to find work.


Miss Bessie PERRY of Scranton and Henry WILLIAMSON of Braddock, PA were married on Tuesday. Mr WILLIAMSON was formerly of the Scranton area and is employed at the Times bindery. They left for the coast with the groom's father and brother for an extended stay in CA.


Mrs Mary MC DONALD, widow of the late Alexander MC DONALD, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs Robert SHAW, No 7 Archbald Street yesterday. She contracted a severe cold and later suffered an acute attack of the grip. She was born in Scotland about 74 years ago and was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs Robert SHAW and Mrs James ANDERSON, both of this city.


Mrs John F. PETERSON died at her home 11 Forty Third Street yesterday, her death was due to kidney problems of which she had surgery and not fully recovered. She was born in County Sligo, Ireland and was about 44 years of age. Her maiden name was Miss Mary MC GINNIS and had been a resident of this city for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, John T. and Joseph, three daughters, Florence, Mary and Agnes, her mother Mrs Patrick MC GINNIS, four sisters, Mrs John CONNELLY and Mrs Martin LANGAN, of this city, Mrs Martin CONROY and Mrs William MC DONOUGH of NY city and two brothers, Michael and Henry of this city.


Miss Emma I. MAC LEAN of Jermyn and Frank RICHARDS of Scranton were married at the Presbyterian manse on Wednesday.


Albert PASCOE and Miss Harriet PASCOE are home from CA.


Mr & Mrs Harry WILLIAMS of Lincoln Ave had a son in Jermyn.


Mr & Mrs William WOODWORTH of Cemetery Street had a daughter.


Francis S. MC CARTHY left yesterday for the Philippine Islands to accept a civil service position with the US Government.


Another marriage leaked out yesterday when it developed that Miss Lucy BOETTCHER became the wife of John MYERS, a member of MYERS Brothers, the plumbers. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents Mr & Mrs John BOETTCHER of 702 Prospect Ave on Tuesday night last in the presence of immediate relatives. They left for a wedding trip to NY City.


John WALSH of Minooka and Miss Catherine MALONEY of 829 Beech Street were married yesterday in the Church of Nativity. Miss Anna LANGAN attended the bride and Charles GALLAGHER of Minooka acted as groomsman.


The funeral of Carl STEIN who committed suicide on Tuesday, took place from Cusick's undertaking parlors on Washington yesterday.


Mrs Bertha PAYNTER of Honesdale who tired to commit suicide by shooting her self on Tuesday is still at the State Hospital in critical condition and growing weaker all the time. Her husband has been at her bed side quite a bit of the time. After her husband chided her about not having his breakfast ready she became despondent, he has been out of work for sometime.


Letters of Administration in Orphans court of Lackawanna Co, re application of James H. FEELEY for letters of administration upon the estate of John FOLEY, Jr late of the borough of Olyphant County of Lackawanna and State of PA.


Patrick TOUGHER of Scranton and Miss Margaret MC KANE of Nicholson were married at noon on Wednesday at St Patrick's Church of Nicholson by Rev. Father GOUGH. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary MC KANE and the best man was Michael J. REAP of Scranton. Their new home will be at 1623 Dorothy Street this city.


George MOYLAN, 75, a resident of Archbald and living with Mrs George GABERT mysteriously disappeared on Monday and nothing has been heard from him since that time. His relatives had contacted the police.


Mr G. L. NEWTON a life long resident of Scott Township died at his home on Monday April 20th. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he was a great sufferer for more than a year. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Fred, Herbert and Ralph. The funeral was from the Montdale M E Church on Wednesday, April 23rd. Interment was in the Scott Valley Cemetery.


Daniel J. EVANS (Daniel DDU), father in law of ex-President of Select Council John R. THOMAS was 85 yesterday and the family gathered in honor of the event at the home of Mr EVAN's daughter, Mrs Owen JAMES, 169 South Main Ave. In the evening officers and pastor, Rev. David JONES of the First Welsh Congregational Church of which Mr EVANS has been an officer for over 30 years, also assembled at the house to do honor and offer felicitations to Mr EVANS. Two hundred and seventy five letters and postal cards were received.



Undertaker P. W. TAGUE yesterday shipped the remains of the 15 day old child of Mr & Mrs John C. SILVAN of 325 North Man Ave to Fenton, near Binghamton, NY where interment was made.


Saturday, May 2, 1908


Frank C. SHANNON passed away at his home No 23 Wyoming Street on Thursday due to heart failure. He was born in Ireland 77 years ago and emigrated to this country at the age of 18. He was one of the oldest men in the service of the Delaware and Hudson Company and was foreman of the North Main Street car shop. He was looking forward to his golden anniversary of the event in August with the company as he had worked there nearly 50 years. He is survived by three sons, Frank and James of Williamsport, (paper folded looks like it could be John) of this city and one daughter Annie of this city, two brothers Hugh of Mahanoy City and Patrick of Canaan Street this city. The funeral will be Sunday with burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mrs Bertha PAYNTER of 303 River Street, Honesdale who shot herself in the abdomen on Tuesday, died at the State hospital yesterday morning.


Marriage Licenses

Edwin A. BRUCE, Jermyn Marry FARRELL, Jermyn

Fred G. HOWELLS, Eynon Cecilia WILLIAMS, Eynon

Robert E. MOORE, Scranton Alice O. HILLS, Scranton


Rowland Clair GRIFFITHS, 16 months old daughter of Mr & Mrs William J. GRIFFITHS of 1416 Linden St died in Scranton on May 1, 1908. Burial was at Forest hill on Sunday.


Mr Thomas MC LAUGHLIN, died in Denver, CO, April 30, 1908. He was a former resident of Scranton and born in Scott Township here he had lived for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, one son, G. R. MC LAUGHLIN of Dunmore and Mrs Mattie MC ALLISTER of Denver, CO and four brothers, Richard, John, George, William, and one sister, Mrs DRAPER, Taylor who all live hereabouts.


John GASTEK of Dupont was killed by a switch engine on Thursday.


David LUVANDER of South Canaan was found dead in a trout stream not far from his home on Thursday. He was lying fast down with his fishing rod tightly in his hand. It is thought he fell asleep and fell into the stream.


A son was born to Mr & Mrs J. W. THOMAS of Synder Ave.


Frank, the 1 year old child of Mr & Mrs Felix BURTON died on Tuesday from scarlet fever.


Sunday, May 3, 1908


Miss Anna M. KERRIGAN daughter of Mr & Mrs B. F. HESTER was united in marriage to Mr. BRENNAN. Bridesmaid was Miss Anna KEENAN of Brooklyn, NY cousin of the bride, the best man was William RUANE of Scranton.


James WALLACK, actor and well known owner of plays committed suicide by shooting himself in Middletown, NY on Friday. The remains will be taken to Fresh Pond on Sunday for cremation and the ashes will be buried by the side of his wife, mother and sister in Hillside Cemetery, this city.


Alexander HENDRILITIS, 13, an Italian boy died in a terrible accident at the No 1 shaft of the Pennsylvania Coal Company at Pittston yesterday. He left home telling his mother he was going to look for work, an hour later his body was carried back to the house dying. He lost his balance and fell into a shaft.


Mrs Winifred SEXSMITH died at her home, 734 Madison Ave yesterday at the age of 59. She is survived by her son Thomas L. SEXSMITH and Mary R., Helena and Elizabeth C. SEXSMITH, daughters and Mrs Catherine TOBIN and Miss Mary O'NEILL, sisters of Oswego, NY. The funeral will be on Tuesday with a mass at the Cathedral, interment to be made in Binghamton.


Mrs Joseph GRIFFIN, the last surviving grandniece of Col. Ethan ALLEN of revolutionary fame, died at her residence 1156 Academy Street yesterday. Fifty seven years ago she married Joseph GRIFFIN, who is supposed to be the oldest resident of the city, who was born here. The marriage took place in New York City but they at once came here to reside. Mrs GRIFFIN was born in Ulster Co, NY, September 18, 1832. Her great uncle was Colonel Ethan ALLEN, one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War and up to the time of her death yesterday morning she was his only surviving grandniece. The survivors are her husband and four children, Dr. G. G. GRIFFIN of Lind, Wash., Mrs S. C. SNYDER, wife of Dr SNYDER of this city, John T. GRIFFIN of Chinchilla and Mrs Walter SULLIVAN wife of Dr SULLIVAN of Pittsburg, PA. Two children, Mrs O. E. CAREY and John Allen GRIFFIN preceded her in death, the latter dying in infancy. The funeral will take place Tuesday with burial in Chinchilla, PA.


Charles FRANK, 22, died at the home of his father, John FRANK, on Sherwood Ave, Thursday after an illness of ten weeks.


Funeral services were held on Wednesday for the late Rodney A. HARVEY, a veteran of the Civil War at the residence, 418 North Irving Ave. The pallbearers were all veterans as follows: Messrs Roger COX, Thomas J. MORGAN, F. A. SHELTON and Andrew DERSHIMER. Interment was in the Washburn Street Cemetery. He was the father of William HARVEY of North Garfield Ave and George HARVEY of Irving Ave.


Another funeral service was also preached on Wednesday over the late W. H. MORGAN, of 137 South Everett Ave by Rev J. Cromwell HUGHES, BA, pastor of the First Welsh Mabtist Church. Pallbearers were Messrs George BURCH, John JONES, William HUGHES, David WILLIAMS, D. A. JENNINGS and SLUGG. The remains were laid to rest in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Mrs John X. PHILLIPS of 612 North Main Ave, formerly of 1615 Jackson Street, passed away suddenly on Saturday from an acute attack of indigestion. She was 66 and born in Merthyr Tydvil South Wales and came to this country in 1863 taking up her residence on North Main Ave, one block from where she died. She is survived by the following children and sisters, Mrs William E. PHILLIPS, Mrs E. L. CHAMBERS, Mr W. A. STEVENS, Mrs T. L. JONES, Miss Mame and Elizabeth PHILLIPS, Mrs William CROOK, Merthyr Tydvil, South Wales, Mrs Richard HURLOW, North Bromley Ave.


Monday, May 4, 1908


The infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Wallace SNEDIKER of the powder mills died on Saturday.


Mrs Catherine CAMPBELL of 820 Capouse Ave died in Scranton, PA on May 3, 1908. She is survived by three sons and two daughters. Funeral announcement later.


Frank HILL a Westside resident died at the Hahnemann Hospital yesterday afternoon from one of the worst cases of hydrophobia (rabies) that has come to the attention of the local hospital authorities in some years. Dr SCHNEIDER the hospital physician was scratched by the raving man and it is feared he will be forced to take the Pasteur treatment.


The body of George MOYLAN the aged man who disappeared from his home in Archbald last Monday was found in the woods of Scott Township, it appeared he had been dead for several days.


August (Affie) MC CORMICK, a miner employed at the Hyde Park shaft was almost instantly killed while at work on Saturday by a premature blast. He boarded at O'Donnell's Hotel on South Main Ave as he was a widower, and is survived by one daughter, two brothers P. J. and D. F. MC CORMICK and one sister, Miss M. J. MC CORMICK. His remains will be taken to the home of his brother P. J. MC CORMICK at Olyphant. A mass will be said today with burial from St Patrick's Church in the West Side Cemetery. (First name also listed as Austin) William J. MORRIS died yesterday after a long illness at his home, 1305 Eynon Street. He was 65 and survived by his widow.


Tuesday, May 5, 1908


Frederick ELBRECHT, 80, passed away at his home on Spring Street from neuralgia of the heart. He was a native of Germany and came to this country about 70 years ago. He is survived by his wife, one son Henry and seven grandchildren.


The body of George MELICHEN the aged man who disappeared a week ago was found by his grandson Leonard SPEICHER and a companion Edward LOUGHNEY in the woods about a half mile from Shadyside Cemetery. Mass was held in the Sacred Heart Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Mayfield.


The funeral for Mrs Charles BRUNNER who died on Saturday, is set for today from the familyresidence, 841 Willow Street. Interment in the Twentieth Ward Cemetery. Besides her husband, parents, three sisters and five brothers survive her.


Ferdinand L. the young son of Mr & Mrs Albert HERBSTER passed away Saturday night due to pneumonia. The funeral will be from the family residence, 625 Stone Ave with burial in the German Catholic Cemetery.


The funeral of John MC DONOUGH, 13, who passed away on Sunday will take place tomorrow from the family home, 736 Moosic Street and proceed to Nativity Chapel, interment in the Cathedral Cemetery.


Miss Lena ROTH of Willow Street will marry Leo LEONARD of River Street later this month.


Mrs David WILLIAMS a former resident of this city but now of NY died on Saturday. Her remains were brought here to the home of her sister, Mrs David EDWARDS of Taylor Street. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.


Michael FOYAK died in Scranton on May 4, 1908.


Pardon T. BARBER was born in Benton Township March 26, 1827. He departed this life on April 20, 1908. He and his wife lived on their farm for more than 55 years and had seven children. Only one son survives him, Elmer. Two little girls died of diphtheria at about the same time a number of years ago, then he lost some of the little boys of the same, black fever. Within a

few years two daughters have passed away Mrs Louise COBB and Miss Emma BARBER. The funeral services were held at the house on Thursday, April 23rd with burial in the family plot of the Clifford Cemetery. His widow desires to thank the neighbors.


Mrs Edward BARRETT of 1446 North Sumner Ave died Sunday after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband and five children, Mark, Edward, Mrs John MC CUE, Anna, Elizabeth BARRETT and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs Patrick BOLAND, Mrs Thomas BILBOW of Butte, Mont., Mrs James BURKE, and Mrs James CARNEY of NY and Mrs James HAGGARTY, P. J. CARNEY and M. F. CARNEY of this city.


Mrs James BOHAN of Brownsville, died on Sunday after several weeks of illness. She was born in Ireland and came to this country when very young. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Katherine, Mary and Bridget. The funeral will be Tuesday with a mass in St Mary's Church, interment in St Mary's Cemetery.


Mrs Thomas NALLIN died at her home on Marble Hill, Hawley on Sunday the 25th of April. The funeral was held on Wednesday from St Philomena's Church. She was born in County Mayo, Ireland and is survived by her husband, two sons, James at home, Edward of Terra Haute, Ind and two daughters Mrs Michael CARROL of Port Jervis, NY and Miss Annie at home. A high mass was sung by Rev. J. J. RUDDY, rector of St Dominic's Church at parsons, PA a relative of the deceased lady. Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr E. J. LYNOTT, editor of the Scranton Times and wife, Mr J. E. RUDDY, Alderman, M J. RUDDY, Thomas A. RUDDY, Miss Maggie RUDDY, Mr M. M. RUDDY, Mrs Martin RUDDY, all of Scranton. Mr M. A. O'MALLEY and wife of Pittston, Mrs MURRAY, Thomas LOFTUS and son Thomas of Wilkes Barre, Mrs Dr Peter GIBBONS or Brooklyn, NY, Mr Michael and wife of Port Jervis, NY. She had lived in Hawley for the past 45 years.


Mrs Margaret WINSTON died at her home in NY city Sunday, April 26, of typhoid fever, Mrs WINSTON was born and reared in Hawley and was a daughter of the late Arthur J. O'HARA and Margaret E. O'HARA. The family moved to Port Jervis about 16 years ago. On Friday, April 24, 1908 she was united in marriage to Walker WINSTON of NY while lying on her death bed.


A son was born last week to Mr & Mrs Oscar WILLIAMS of Tafton, Pike Co.


Mrs Oscar ALPHA of Larkinville, Wayne Co also a son.


The will of the late Christian MAYER was probated last week, all his property real and personal was left unreservedly to his wife Magdalena MAYER.


Mr & Mrs J. L. WALTERS celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary Saturday night.


Wednesday, May 6, 1908


Matilda Parsons BRYAN wife of James Edward BURR, attorney for the NY, Ontario and Western Railroad and one of Carbondale's foremost women, died yesterday at her home at Lincoln Ave and Park Street on Tuesday, May 5, 1908. The funeral will be from the family residence on Thursday, interment will be private. Mrs BURR's death was due to erysipelas from which she had suffered during the past two weeks. In January she had surgery and seemed to be fully recovered. The children were summoned from university and college when it became evident that the illness of their mother might terminate her. She was the youngest daughter of the late Rev. E. D. and Sarah Conger BRYAN, the former serving the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church in this city for 19 years. The deceased was born in Rye, NY on March 4, 1859. Thirty seven years ago when a young girl she came to this city with her parents and had resided here continuously since. In the fall of 1882 she joined in wedlock to Attorney James Edward BURR. In September last year they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Misses Sarah BRYAN, Kathryn MEIGS and Lily Paxton BURR, one son Edward BRYAN an eminent lawyer of Albuquerque, New Mexico, W. D. BRYAN a journalist on the Evening Star, Washington, DC, A. V. BRYAN a missionary now located at Port Arthur, Manchuria and John Conger BRYAN a prominent physician of New York City.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Owen TIMMONS of Wilson Creek.


Miss Mary WALSH of Pittston is a guest at the home of her grandmother, Mrs Ellen KELLY on South Church Street.


William MORAN, 26, a young mail carrier employed by the local post office died at his home on Electric Street yesterday from typhoid pneumonia.


Mary MC NULTY, 22, died on Friday last at the State Hospital. She was the only member of her family in this country except two cousins, Katie and Maggie EARLY. She came here from County Cork about 2 years ago and at the time of her death was employed in the family of Mr O'NEIL of Washington Ave. This news will carry great sadness to her home in Ireland where her aged parents and five brothers and sisters survive her.


The funeral of Edward REILLY took place yesterday from the home of his daughter, Mrs Michael MALIA of 2217 Cedar Ave. Services were held in St Joseph's Church, Minooka with interment in Cathedral Cemetery, pall bearers were John REILLY, Patrick JORDAN, John RUANE, P. F. CORLEY, Daniel F. KELLEY and M. J. REILLY.


Former Common Councilman James DURKIN, of Keyser Ave, a brother of County Commissioner John Durkin was seized with an attack of paralysis yesterday and died within a hour. He was employed as a miner and arose at 6 to prepare for his day's work when stricken with a fatal attack. He was born in County Mayo, Ireland, 63 years ago and came to America when 20 years of age. Some years ago he married Miss Catherine CONLON of this city and she and nine children survive him, Mrs Frank DOUGHERTY, Stephen J., James F., John J., Lydia, Martin, Philip, Margaret and Catherine. Besides his wife and children two brothers, John J. and Michael DURKIN also survive.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Ralph YEAGER of Ninth Ave.


Mr Ira SWARTWOOD, 56, died Tuesday evening last at Falls, PA. He had not been well for the past two years and is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters. The funeral was help at his home on Friday with interment in Roberts Cemetery.


Mrs Nora WOOD has been visiting her brother, Mr O. R. PEASE of Clarks Summit, for some time, she went to Hopbottom last week to look after some improvements she contemplates making on her property there.


Mr & Mrs Herbert AVERY are rejoicing over the arrival of a little son in their home on Friday last.


Mr & Mrs H. B. OSTERHOUT spent Sunday with Mrs O's parents, Mr & Mrs Richard RHULE, in Scranton.


Thursday, May 7, 1908


Word has been received of the death of William KELLEY at his home in Bayonne, NJ on Sunday after a lingering illness. Mr KELLEY was a former resident of this city.


Mr & Mrs Mathew BROWN of Sand Street had a son.

Mrs K. PARKER died at the home of her daughter Mrs Fred HORSWELL of Jefferson Ave yesterday after a illness of paralysis for several months. She was born in England 74 years ago and came to this country four years ago. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs Fred HORSWELL of this borough, Mrs EBDON and Mrs HOWARD of NY City, Mrs BARNES, Mrs PATTEN of England, and four sons, Daniel and Fred of Australia, James and Dewitt of England. The funeral will be Saturday with services in St James Episcopal Church.


Mr & Mrs Nelson DERSHIMER of Dryden, NY formerly of Dalton, PA, had a daughter.


Mr & Mrs Fred BEEMER had a daughter in Dalton on April 21st.


Marriage Licenses

Charles A. WARD, Scranton Jessie SAAM, Scranton

Leo LEONARD, Scranton Lena ROTH, Scranton

Henry De HOUST, Scranton Eva GERTZ, Scranton


Miss Brizita APOSTOLICO of 1406 Adams Ave married Mr Anthony BARDELLE of Providence yesterday in St Anthony's Church.


The body of John COURTRIGHT was discovered along the bank of the Susquehanna River near Carpenter's Island on Monday. Relatives said he probably was overcome with a dizzy spell while seated on the bank and fell in. It was also said he might have committed suicide, he formerly lived at Ransom.


Mr & Mrs William BRIGHT of Electric Street discovered the body of Mrs BRIGHT's mother, Mrs Jeribah TITUS at the foot of the front stairs when they returned home from a reception of Rev. C. W. OLMSTEAD the new pastor of the Asbury Church. She was 92 years and quite feeble.


Miss Elizabeth CHELTON a nurse died of scarlet fever which she contacted while nursing a child of Mr & Mrs Thomas THOMAS of Second Street. The child died about 10 days ago and Miss CHELTON was taken ill herself.


Patrick FINNERTY, age aged man residing at 609 Cherry Street fell to his death from his porch yesterday. He is survived by the following children Mrs John BREEN of Buffalo and Catherine and Michael of this city. The funeral will held from St John's Church, South side.


The funeral of the late Mrs Edward BARRETT of 1448 North Sumner Ave will be held this morning at Holy Rosary Church with interment in Cathedral Cemetery.


Thomas BURKE, 25, of 527 Third Ave, Bellevue employed at the Bellevue Mine was killed yesterday when struck by a mine car. He was the brother of Select Councilman, Michael BURKE, of the Sixth ward and resided with his mother by whom he is survived and five brothers, Patrick, Stephen, Bartley, John and Michael, also one sister, Miss Mary BURKE.


Albert E. FINCH, died at his home on Cherry Street yesterday after an illness of several weeks. He was employed as an engineer on the Erie Railroad and was one of the charter members of G. B. Smith lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers., Dunmore Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs C. W. SLOAT, Ernest and

Wesley all of this place. The funeral will be Friday with services at St Mark's Church, interment in Dunmore Cemetery.


Mr George WIRTH died at his home on Willow Street Tuesday at the age of 38. He was a candidate for recorder of deeds two years ago and a member of the masons, South side Athletic Club, Knights of Maita and the P O S of A. Religiously he was connected with the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife and two children, Harold and Grace, mother and one sisters, Mrs Gustave BRENNEMAN of Alder Street, Philip and Charles also survive. The funeral will be Friday with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.


Friday, May 8, 1908


John SOLTAN, a young German was taken seriously ill while on a Delaware and Hudson train near Wilkes Barre and died. He went to CA with his brother several years ago and became quite prosperous. This spring he decided to go back to Germany to visit his parents but died en route. His brother rushed to Wilkes Barre but did not arrive until after his brother was already buried.

He collected his personal effects and started for Germany to break the sad news to his parents.


A young baby, about two days old, was found lying in a filthy sink hole slowly strangling in the mud yesterday at Miner's Mills. The child had been deliberately thrown into the pool to die and was discovered by a saloon keeper named PACTZUSKI. He heard the cries of the child and removed it from the perilous position and called authorities.


Herman L. JOHNSON and Miss Madge H. BENNETT were married Wednesday at the Methodist parsonage on Terrace Street. They will live at 65 Wyoming Street upon the return of their wedding trip.


Roy HUNTER and Miss Margaret WRIGHT were united in marriage last evening at the M E parsonage by Rev. Dr. A. HALL. They will set up housekeeping on Wayne Street.


The body of John SAXE, 40, a well known farmer of Newton Township was found in a semi conscious condition yesterday and died a few hours later at the Pittston City Hospital. It is said he probably met with foul play and probably robbery.


Decrees in divorce where handed down yesterday by Judge CARPENTER in the cases of Henry WAGNER against Sarah WAGNER and Angelo GIANETTI from Katerino Kotti GIANETTI.


The will of John W. BARNES former president of the Scranton Baseball Association was admitted to probate yesterday, all of the estate was left to his wife.


Miss Annie MC CARTY of Jefferson Ave will leave shortly for Minnesota where she will be married to Mr George ZANG.


Mr Charles A. WARD and Miss Jessie SAAM of Sloan Ave, daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry SAAM, were united in marriage Wednesday at the parsonage of the Embury M E Church by the pastor Rev. D. L. MAC DONALD.


Miss Elizabeth MILLS, daughter of Mr & Mrs William MILLS, of 536 North Garfield Ave and Thomas LLOYD of Putnam Street, North end were married at the home of the bride on Wednesday by Rev R. J. REESE pastor of the Puritan Congregational Church, North End. The bridesmaid was Miss Bessie LEE and Daniel MILLS a brother of the bride was the best man.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Joseph JONES, of North Hyde Park Ave.


William POLISKY was killed by a fall of roof at the Gypsy Grove Colliery of the Pennsylvania Coal Company yesterday. He came to this country from Hungary three years ago and was 29 and unmarried, boarding at 219 Sherwood Ave.



Saturday, May 9, 1908


Robert SWINGLE of 101 South Terrace Street had his hand amputated Thursday, it being the third operation he has under gone since being admitted to the hospital after being in an accident from a heavy fall of rock.


Mr & Mrs John FALUNK of Canaan Street mourn the death of their daughter Anna, 1 year.


The eight year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Byron PECK, 24 Darte Ave was rescued from near drowning in the Racket Brook yesterday.


Henry MAXWELL who has been in San Francisco the past two years has returned home to accept the superintendency of his father's silk mill.


Mr William MORRIS, 75, died Thursday May 7th of pneumonia at the home of his daughter Mrs Edward JARVIS of North Main Street. He came to America 55 years ago and a veteran of the Civil War as well as a resident of Scranton for 48 years. He is survived by a wife, two daughters, Mrs Edward JARVIS of this place and Mrs W. C. STEWART of Newark, NJ also one son William of this place. Funeral will be on Sunday with burial in Washburn Street Cemetery.


Josephine SKAVINSKY, 47, of Seventh Street, Blakely died of scarlatina diphtheria, the funeral was from the home of her parents with burial in Priceburg Polish Cemetery.


The infant child of Mr & Mrs Sidney JOHNSON died on Wednesday, funeral services were held from the home on Friday.


James SMITH, 10, son of Mr & Mrs James SMITH of Black Street, North End who disappeared suddenly from the home of his parents on Monday, has been located at the home of his grandfather in Cambridge, MA.


Mrs L. B. CRANE, wife of the Rev L. B. CRANE of Easton, PA died suddenly of heart disease. Mr CRANE supplied the pulpit for nearly a year during the absence of Mr ODELL in the Second Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be in Easton on Monday, she is survived by her husband and four children.


The funeral of John MC DONOUGH, the fourteen old son of Mr & Mrs James MC DONOUGH, Sr, whose death occurred on Saturday after a brief illness took place yesterday. There was a high mass in the Nativity Church and the body was interred in the Cathedral Cemetery. He is survived by his parents and the following sisters and brothers, Jennie, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna, Sadie, Margaret,

and Thomas.


The funeral of Ferdinand Lawrence the 4 year old son of Mr & Mrs Albert HERBATER of 625 Stone Ave took place on Tuesday after his death from pneumonia on Saturday. Interment was in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


Miss Madeline ROTH became the bride of Leo LEONARD yesterday in Nativity Chapel. Mr & Mrs Patrick KIRKWOOD were attendants.


Mr James TOUHILL, secretary of the Touhill Iron Works was passing out cigars yesterday after a baby girl was added to the household.


Mrs Frank NALLIN of Brooklyn, NY and her brother Dr Michael FLAHERTY of Jersey City are guests at the home of their parents, Mr & Mrs Martin FLAHERTY of Cherry Street and Pittston Ave.


John MAHADY of Throop Street, Dunmore died at his home yesterday leaving a wife and the following children William, May, Helen, Florence, John, and one sister, Mary of Nay Aug. The funeral will be Sunday with services in St Mary's Church burial in Mt Carmel Cemetery.


Sunday, May 10, 1908


Mrs Emma EGLER, widow of the late Peter EGLER formerly a well known blacksmith of Dunmore, died yesterday at the State Hospital of lock jaw. She had an accident a week ago which resulted in a fractured ankle and was taken to the hospital for treatment. A few days ago tetanus developed. She is survived by three young children. The funeral will be from the home of D. J. NEWMAN, 710

Mc Kenna Court on Monday, burial will be in Dunmore Cemetery.


Mrs Harry W. RAYNER of 1400 Linden St died in Scranton on May 7th. She is survived by her husband and three children, Miss Harriet RAYNER, Walter and Bert RAYNER. The funeral will be Sunday.


Monday, May 11, 1908


Announcement has been made by Mr & Mrs Robert BRODIE of this city of the engagement of their daughter Miss Marion R. BRODIE to William W. PAUL, Jr of Philadelphia. For the past three years she has been a soloist in St Jude's Episcopal Church, Mr PAUL is an artist with a studio at Broad and Pine Street, Philadelphia.


William BATERIDGE, 39, died on Saturday of bowel trouble at the home of his parents Mr & Mrs Evan BATERIDGE on Belmont Street. He was unmarried.


Mr & Mrs John CONNOR of Dundaff Street are mourning the death of their daughter, Mary, 3 years of age. The funeral was yesterday with interment in St Rose Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs Henry AHRENS of South Washington Ave had a daughter.


Mrs Mary SCHWALTER, 83, died in Scranton on May 8, 1908. Funeral services today from the residence at Dr PECK, 417 Wyoming Ave.


Mrs Sabine BOLAND of 1372 North Washington Ave died in Scranton on May 10, 1908, she is survived by her husband and two children.


William G. GREAVES committed suicide by hanging at his home 1015 Lafayette Street yesterday. He had been employed as a tailor in the store of M. H. GRIFFIN at Washington and Lackawanna Ave, when Mr GRIFFIN became bankrupt last fall Mr GREAVES was thrown out of employment. He was about 50 years of age and survived by a wife and four children.


Tuesday, May 12, 1908


Frank MORASKI a well known foreigner residing on Greenfield Road and employed at miner No 5, plane of the No 1 colliery of the Delaware and Hudson Company was crushed beneath a fourteen inch piece of top of coal weighing nearly 3 tons yesterday morning and was instantly killed. About a week ago he was assigned the chamber in which he met his terrible fate, succeeding his father who had for several years been employed in the same workings. The victim's laborer, Grego CIXCON was engaged in another portion of the chamber and escaped injuries. Frank was about 26 years of age and single, living with his parents on a farm in Greenfield and a member of the Polish Catholic Church in Mayfield. Besides his parents he is survived by four sisters and one brother.


John KELLY of Birkett Street is home from his pharmaceutical studies at Philadelphia to spend his vacation with his parents Mr & Mrs B. A. KELLY.


Four miners killed near Wilkes Barre yesterday from a fall of roof, John FRANKOVICH, Charles RIBAUK, William OXEN and Stephen YANKOWSKI.


Margaret A. WILLIAMS wife of the late J. J. WILLIAMS, daughter of John SIMPSON and Jane Dunn SIMPSON died Monday at her residence corner of Green Ridge Street and Jefferson Ave afer a lingering illness of several years. She was born at Carbondale, December 1, 1839 and married the late J. J. WILLIAMS and resided at Archbald from 1863 to 1887, Carbondale November 12, 1862 and resided since that time in Scranton. Two daughters survive her Miss Jennie A. WILLIAMS and Mrs George G. BROOKS. Funeral and interment in family mausoleum private on Thursday.


John KELLY of Wilkes Barre was arrested in that city yesterday and charged with causing the death of an infant child by knocking it from the arms of its mother Mrs Emma GEORGE. After the act early last December, KELLY left the city, but returned yesterday and was immediately placed under arrest.


A daughter has been born to Mr & Mrs John BORGESSON of North Everett Ave.


Mr & Mrs Daniel EASTMAN of 528 Beech Street, a few nights ago celebrated their silver wedding anniversary surrounded by their family and friends.


The funeral of John HERMAN who died in Middletown, NY will take place this afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs P. C. SNYDER of 1121 Stone Ave.


Robert MACKEY will graduate from the Medico Chirugical College of Medicine next month after which he is expecting to take a position for a time in a Pittsburg hospital for which he qualified in a recent examination being one of ten examines who passed, out of three hundred examined.


Uncle Simon BIESECKER recently celebrated his 84th birthday and has already spaded and planted part of his garden.


Another son was born at the home of Newton SMITH last week, making the 7th child.


Mrs Ray PELLHAM and little daughter Beulah have been visiting her parents Mr & Mrs Levi SWARTZ and other friends for the past two weeks in Moscow, returned to their home in Scranton on Sunday.


Mrs John ROBERTSON of Philadelphia is quite ill at the home of her parents, Mr & Mrs Amsla HOLLISTER.


Mr & Mrs Grant BALL had a son on Tuesday, May 5th.


Hannah SIMONSON, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs LANGTON on Friday, May 1st of senility. The funeral was held from the home on Monday with interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. She is survived by five daughters and three sons all of whom notwithstanding some are living remote from this place, were in attendance at the funeral. The deceased was a resident of Hawley more than a

half century ago but for a long time lived elsewhere until just a few years ago when she returned here to end her days with her daughter.


Wednesday, May 13, 1908


Mrs Michael BARRETT a resident of Eighth Ave, while running for a street car yesterday, fell and sustained a sight cut on her face.


Mr Irwin SAX died at Pittston Hospital on Thursday morning of last week resulting from an accident that befell him the day previous in the Ransom narrows. He was 49 years of age on Tuesday the 12th of this month and born in Ransom where he life was spent until about 18 years ago when he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth BECK. He then purchased the BECK homestead in Newton

Township, here he has resided until his death. He is survived by his wife, three children, Boyd, Carrie and Sarah, his mother and three sisters, Elizabeth, Addie and May of Scranton, one brother Ira in the west. He was a member of the ME Church, the funeral was held at his late home on Saturday with interment in Newton Cemetery.


Cards are out announcing the engagement of Mr Herman JOHNSON of Carbondale and Miss Madge BENNETT of this place, (Lenoxville).


Seven killed, seventeen hurt in mine horror in the explosion of gas in Mount Lookout Colliery at Wyoming. Twenty four mine workers in the Mount Lookout Colliery of the Temple Iron and Coal Company at Wyoming were caught by a terrific explosion of gas late yesterday afternoon.The list of the dead are:

Tascal BERT, Stummerville, 25, married; Frank SMITH, Exeter Borough, 27, single; John M/NULTY, Archbald, 25, single; Arthur SMALLWOOD, West Pittston, 27, married; George METCALF, fire boss, Exeter Borough, 40, married; Louis PATASKEY, Wyoming, 40 married.


Seriously wounded and most not expected to recover:



Slightly Injured:



Edward O'HARA fell into the creek while indulging in a friendly scuffle with his friend, Fred PARFREY, but Edward drowned. He was the son of Assessor O'HARA of Dunmore.


John MOLDONE, a young Italian from the Borton settlement near Pittston was killed by jumping from a Lehigh Valley train.


Mrs H. MAC VEAGH BROWN died at her home in Philadelphia on Monday. She was formerly Miss Olive MC INTOSH and well known here where she lived for years as a member of the family of Mrs Jane CHASE, Quincy Ave, Mrs Frederick H. KINGSBURY of this city is her sister. She had been suffering for sometime with stomach problems and had surgery and was believed to have recovered. She was an

attractive young woman and her marriage to Dr BROWN a few years ago is a well remembered event. He was at one time house surgeon at the Moses Taylor hospital and has many friends in Scranton. Besides her husband she leaves a little daughter, her stepfather Walter E. CHASE a brother R. N. MC INTOSH of NY and two sisters, Mrs KINGSBURY of Scranton and Mrs Theron L. CARMAN of NY. The

funeral will be today from the family residence 4608 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia.


Morgan LAKE, one of the oldest and most highly regarded residents of this side died at his home 1315 Washburn Street last evening at the age of 77 from complications of bronchial asthma. He was born in Llandabee, Carmorganshire, Wales and came to this country when a young man residing for a time in Johnstown, PA. He was twice married, his last wife dying only last September. When he first came to this city he followed the occupation of a miner, afterwards he engaged in the mercantile business and for a number of years conducted a store on Washburn Street. He was a veteran of the Civil War and had an enviable war record serving in Company C, NJ Volunteers and joined General Sherman at Atlanta, GA and was with him on his famous march to the sea. He left Hyde Park with nine companions to enlist in the NJ Regiment and only 2 or 3 of these now survive. He was a prominent member of Griffin Post, GAR and survived by one 0daughter Miss Alma.


Mr & Mrs David R. REESE and son Samuel of Church Street and Mrs John J. MORGAN of East Grove Street left last evening for NY city from where they will sail on the Mauritania for a 3 month trip to their native land, Wales.


A marriage license was recently issued to Walter C. son of John and Ella DONLEY and Lettie V., daughter of Alva and Elma DURLING all of Tunkhannock.


A ten pound boy was born to Mr & Mrs W. W. SQUIRES on Saturday in Factoryville.


Thursday, May 14, 1908


Joseph RYSKAVIDGE of Edwardsville was electrocuted at that place yesterday by coming in contact with a live wire which had fallen to the ground. The heavy winds broke one of the wires, Mr RYSKAVIDGE picked up the live wire which killed him instantly.


A fall of roof kills four men. A runaway trip of cars in the Bowkley vein of the Prospect Colliery at Midvale was the cause of the death of four miners. It was all caused by the carelessness of a driver boy who failed to sprag his cars properly. The dead are: Andrew WESKO, timberman of Wilkes Barre; Peter LOWENSKI, assistant timberman of Plymouth; John VANENNA, a driver of Wilkes Barre; Anthony SMITH, a runner of Wilkes Barre; Thos injured John MUTCHKO, driver of Wilkes Barre both legs broken and body crushed will probably die.


Frank MULHERN, sometimes called the "Jesse James of Peckville," is again in the toils on a rather serious charge. He shot at James BYRNE, an alleged rival for the affections of a lady whom they both claimed to love. BYRNE seemed to have the inside track in the girl's affections, which it is claimed angered MULHERN and he went gunning. The angry and desperate young man secured a revolver and

live cartridges and started after his rival. Fortunately his aim was bad when he located him, the bullets did not reach their intended mark. BYRNES secured a warrant for his rival.


Two more deaths from mine horror yesterday, from the terrible explosion in the Mt Lookout Colliery at Wyoming. The last two to die are Joe BESSEREMO and John BOTHILLO.


Mrs Michael PUCHICK, 19, a young woman who was deserted by her husband and despondent deliberately suicided by jumping in front of a Delaware & Hudson train at Peckville yesterday.


Aspiring miners take examination yesterday for the positions of mine foremen and assistants of the third district. Those who took the examinations for mine foremen were: John J. JAMES, 1115 South Main Ave; Benjamin JENNINGS, Minooka; Thomas ABRAHAM, 353 Fillmore Ave; D. J. MATTHEWS, Old Forge; E. W. MORGAN, 305 Fifteenth Street; Thomas DAVIES, 1610 Academy Street; M. CORCORAN, 1732 Keyser

Ave; Charles O. LLEWELLYN, Rendham; David R. GIBBS, 1215 Hampton Street; David LUDWIG, 509 North Hyde Park Ave, Henry BOSTON, 1528 Boulevard Street; David PRICE, 120 N. Garfield Ave; William TOWNSEND, Taylor and William DAVEY, of Taylor.


For Assistant Foremen:

W. F. CANTERBURY, 112 Keyser Ave, Edward WEDDEN, 32 Archbald Street, Frank PALMER, 147 South Sumner Ave, Chris ROBINSON, 511 North Rebecca Ave, Joseph E. GRIFFITH, 516 Rebecca Ave, Absolom WILLIAMS, 82 Archbald Street, John HAPKINS, 151 South Garfield Ave, Henry CONWAY, Coyne, Henry EDWARDS, Old Forge, Frank H. DODD, 323 Evans court, Henry J. EDWARDS, 809 Eynon Street, Olof ANDERSON,

317 North Fillmore Ave, Charles BARTOSCH, 327 Rebecca Ave, T. D. MASCHEL, Minooka and James LYNCH, 116 Rebecca Ave.


Miss Mary E. HEWETT, of Bridgeville, Warren Co, NJ, age 17, died of scarlet fever on Tuesday at the home of her aunt Mrs Harry RICE, 305 Chestnut Ave. The remains were privately interred in the Washburn Street Cemetery due to the nature of the disease.


Mr & Mrs Richard MC HALE of 2013 Price Street will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary on Sunday. Mr MC HALE is an old and well known Lackawanna railroad trainman and is running on milk trains between this city and Hoboken, NJ.


Richard T. DAVIES of 352 North Fillmore Ave died yesterday of heart trouble. He was 65 and survived by his widow and five children, Mary, Mrs David J. DAVIS, Agnes, David and Thomas. The funeral will be Friday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Cards are out announcing the coming wedding of Mr Harry SCHOEN of 1727 Luzerne Street and Miss Henrietta NAUMANN of 901 Hampton Street. The ceremony will be performed at the bride elect's home on Wednesday, June 10th.


Mr Edward EDWARDS of Union Street, 60, who suffered an apoplectic stroke last week died Tuesday at his home. Interment at the Forest Home Cemetery.


Mrs Kate E. BIGART wife of William D. BIGART died yesterday at her home 335 Butler Street after an illness of several months. She was born in Dunmore 42 years ago the daughter of Mr & Mrs Edward SECOR who survive her. Besides her husband she is also survived by one son, Walter, and the following brothers and sisters, Allan of Clarks Summit, Frank D. and Mrs George HARPER of this place. The funeral will be Friday with burial in the Dunmore Cemetery.


Edwin BRUCE of South Washington Ave and Miss Mary FARRELL of the East side were united in marriage last evening in Sacred heart Church. The bridesmaid was Miss Anna CLARK and the groomsman John LECHIE.


A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs William MERRICK of Cemetery Street.


A son was born to Mr & Mrs William MARTIN of Lincoln Ave.


Friday, May 15, 1908


Miss Josephine MERRICK of Gordon Ave and Nelson COOK of Church Street have announced they will be married next month.


Anthony ROSS died Wednesday at the City Private Hospital, he was 35 and survived by his wife. He was born in Italy and had resided here a number of years. The funeral will leave the house at 185 Belmont Street and proceed to Mt Carmel Church for services with burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs Frank P. KELLY have returned from their wedding tour and have taken an apartment at the home of the groom's mother Mrs Ellen KELLY on South Church Street.


Augusta and Irma FEINLANDT twin sisters, 21 years old arrived from Germany today on the steamship Barbarossa. They were met at the pier in Hoboken by their respected fiances Gottfried GROEDEL a grocer and his friend Max DINKELSTOIN a clerk both of Scranton, PA. The immigration authorities would not permit the twins to leave the ship unless they got married and the sisters said that nothing would please them more. Their sweethearts were willing and Justice of the Peace SEYMOUR performed the double ceremony on shipboard.


Mrs Thomas DICKSON had a 84th birthday party last night given by her daughter Mrs H. M. BOIES at the home on Clay Ave.


Andrew PENCAVCATH a foreign miner slipped and fell to his death in the bottom of the shaft while leaving the Dunmore colliery of the PA Coal Company last night. He was middle aged and married, a wife and large family of children survive him.


Mrs Caroline MATTERN, widow of the late Conrad MATTERN, died yesterday at her home after suffering a stroke. She was about 72 years of age and born in Germany. She had been a resident of this side for about 25 years and the mother of Conrad MATTERN, Jr, the milkman. The funeral will be on Sunday with services in the Chestnut Ave German Presbyterian Church with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Mrs Thomas ROGERS, 65 of Union Street died Wednesday night at her home after a long illness. She was a member of the Welsh Congregational Church and survived by the following children, John of Alburtis, Wash.; Joseph of Hallstead, PA; Mrs William G. OWENS; Mrs Jas. EVANS; Mrs Garfield HUNTER; and Mr William ROGERS of Taylor. Her funeral will be tomorrow with services in the Welsh Congregational

Church, burial in the family plot of the Forest Home Cemetery.


Mrs Clarence G. PEASE and daughter, Doris of Syracuse, NY are sojourning with the latter's parents, Mr & Mrs Henry LA RUE.


Congratulations are in order for Mr & Mrs Ben KRAFT of Willow Street at whose home a fine baby girl has arrived.


Saturday, May 16, 1908


Henry AUSLIN, 48, died at Emergency Hospital on Thursday from a nervous shock. Tuesday he was admitted with a fractured leg results of a fall down a flight of steps. He was a married man but where his survivors were could not be learned.


Samuel MATTHEWS, Jr and Miss Orpha F. WEED were united in married Thursday at the ME parsonage. They will reside at 10 Grove Street.


Laceyville Messenger notice: My wife Loretta ROSE having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation. I hereby forbid all persons trusting or harboring her on my account as I will pay no bills contracted by her after this date. Claude ROSE. There is a breach in the ROSE family but just the nature of the trouble Claude fails to take the public in with hin on. Ancient history has it that John ROSENGRANT years and years ago married one Maria PALMER out in Forkston Township and among the fruits of that marriage was one George ROSENGRANT. George then took a wife, Cora SPENCER and to them were added children and troubles. George purchased a house and lot out in Forkston and was visited by his cousin, Raymond PALMER and then the troubles doubled. Raymond PALMER removed to South Mountain making a home there for himself and Cora Spencer ROSENGRANT and Loretta ROSENGRANT, an offspring of George and Cora. The Scranton Republican published what purported to be a fac simile of the bargain entered into between the cousins, George and Raymond for the wife and that signed document was in the shape of a receipt for the deal of $2 and "thro in the child" and Loretta ROSENGRANT was the "throw in". Loretta grew up wild in Noxen and at the age of 13 years she loved not too wisely, Claude ROSE a youth of 22 summers and winters and Claude took to the high grass and the woods. Meanwhile Father George had come over to Tunkhannock bringing along with him a native lady from Manitoba and they made much local history, later separating and George wooed and won one of the young damsels of Tunkhannock township and located in Little Africa, out in Third Ward. When his daughter Loretta was wanting to find Claude ROSE a warrant was issued and placed in the hands of Charles VAUGHN as a special officer to execute it.

They attempted to track him in the woods around Forkston township, then Officer James P. HARPE was issued an alias warrant to go after him and found him. He was brought into Judge BARDWELL's office and met by Mr & Mrs George ROSENGRANT, Loretta ROSENGRANT and baby ROSE. After much discussion a marriage license was issued with father George consenting in the marriage of his 14 year old daughter to Claude ROSE, 23. They were married by Judge BARDWELL. This was the 2nd day of July 1906. Claude later took again to the woods and they separated.


One of the reliable citizens of West Tunkhannock is Owen MADEEN (MADDEN) who has resided in this country for 47 years, 45 of which were passed in Wyoming County. He was born in the county of Slago, Ireland in the year 1842 and landed in Castle Garden, NY on the last day of July 1860 going over to Rockaway, LI for the rest of that summer then came to Carbondale, then Luzerne County in 1861. At

Pittston in 1866 he married to Sarah COOK a native of Susquehanna County and they came to live in the Third Ward. To Mr & Mrs Owen MADDEN have been born eleven children all of whom save one living to grow up into useful people the majority of the young people being young ladies. For the greater part of the active life he has been in the employ of the Lehigh Valley RR.


Stephen YEVTZ, 12, of 323 Emmett Street, Bellevue died when he fell into the Lackawanna River last Saturday. The parents Mr & Mrs Michael YEVTZ have been notified and the body was last seen floating under the "screens" in the river.


Miss Winifred KELLY, daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael KELLY of Dickson Ave and Leon SKINNER of Honesdale a former resident of Green Ridge were married on Tuesday at St Paul's Church.


Miss Mary Stout MARTIN, the only daughter and child of Dr and Mrs James MARTIN of Dover, Del. became the wife of Mr William W. WHARTON of this city, secretary and treasurer of the Keystone Telephone Company of Philadelphia. They were married Thursday morning by Rev. Henry OLMSTEAD rector of Christ P E Church, Dover. Philadelphia. They were unattended. Mr WHARTON is the brother of Dr Charles W. WHARTON of the old University football team. The bride is the niece of Dr Edwin MARTIN a prominent surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania also a niece of Judge J. Willis MARTIN, captain of the City troop.


Mr & Mrs Gilbert BRINK of Electric Street entertained a party in honor of their son Earl's 4th anniversary of his birthday Wednesday afternoon. Those present were Alvin Earl BRINK, Donald NICHOLS, Anna BRINK, Levy PARKE, Leona AUGHAN, Rhoda BRINK, Levina BONES, Pearl BONE, Clayton WINDFIELD, Ruth ROBINSON, Jerald JENNINGS, Henry JENNINGS, Ruth LEWIS, Eva BURNS, John COURSEY, Gertrude ROBINSON, Anna BURNS, Maude HARTSHORN, Meril ROBINSON, Daniel HART, Lillie BONE, Mildred BONE and John W. BRINK.


Mrs Bertha HOUSER of 511 North Sumner Ave, wife of Milton HOUSER, died of pneumonia at the Hahnemann Hospital yesterday at the age of 31. The funeral will be held from her late home,511 Sumner Ave on Saturday, her remains will be put on a train for burial in Mahanoy City, PA.


A daughter has been born to Mr & Mrs Jay S. REESE of South Hyde park Ave.


The name of Mrs Frank WILLIAMS Peckville was inadvertently left out as one of the children of Mrs Thomas ROGERS in yesterday's Republican.


The funeral of Walter SWIDEN, the boy who was drowned in a pond at the Dickson flats took place on Wednesday, burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.


The wedding of Mr Harry CAPWELL formerly of this city to Miss Ada STORM of Philadelphia, will take place at the home of Mrs George MILLER on Tuesday, May 19th.


Mr & Mrs Grant LE ROY recently had a daughter.


James WILLIAMS and Lizzie ESTABROOK were married at the bride's home by Rev. MC DOWELL on May 6th.


Sunday, May 17, 1908


Two more killed yesterday. Seventeen lives lost in one week a terrible price demanded by "King Coal" from the underground toilers. The third chapter of death and destruction took place at the Franklin Colliery of the Lehigh Coal Company yesterday morning and resulted in the death of two and the terrible injury to three others. A trip of runaway cars dashing into a party of miners who were on their way out of the mines, The dead are Richard MALARKEY, a door boy aged 16, and Evan M. OWENS a miner aged 50. The injured are David WILLIAMS, pumpman, 19, residing on Loomis Street, Wilkes Barre and Michael STANKE, a laborer, 40 years residing on Charles Street, Wilkes Barre.


In the investigation of the death of the miners in the Woodward Colliery accident one month ago, a verdict is certain that part of the mine where the accident occurred was not safe. We find that Frank SULLIVAN and Barney HARVEY came to their death from injuries received from an explosion of gas at the Woodward Colliery of the D L & W Railroad Co at Edwardsville, April 19, 1908.


Mrs Patrick MC GRATH one of the oldest residents of this city died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Thos. MC COURT, 702 Monroe Ave yesterday, she was 97 years old. She was born in County Armagh, Ireland, 1811 and was married June 20, 1837 the same day that Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. She came to this country 50 years ago and resided here ever since. She is survived by the following children, Mrs Thomas MC COURT, Mrs Elizabeth KELLY, Mrs Sarah A. CORBETT and Henry and Michael MC GRATH. The funeral will be from St Peter's Cathedral Monday with burial in the Cathedral Cemetery.


Joseph VAN DYKE took his best girl to Wilkes Barre with him on Friday for the express purpose of making her his wife. He paid $2.00 to Squire WILLIAMS for marrying him to Miss Ada THOMAS a pretty Scranton maiden. When he complained that is mother only paid .75 not so long ago to get married and offered him $2.00 stating that was all he had. The squire believe him and they tied the knot when Squire WILLIAMS told him the price was $5.00.


The infant child, (1 years old) of Mr & Mrs Charles PARKER drowned in a tub of water at home in Moosic yesterday when the mother noticed it was not to be found. She had placed the child on the ground and had not noticed the tub of water a neighbor had left near her home. The child was probably attracted to it and fell into it.


Frank MALONESKY, 17, of Hudson was electrocuted Friday night by taking a hold of a live wire that had fallen across the street.


Elizabeth Barrett BROWING, poetess was born at Coxhue Hall, Durham, England in 1806. Her mother was Mary Clarke GRAHAM. Elizabeth was 58 at the time of her death. Most of her married life was spent in Italy where her devoted husband took her for the benefit of her health. One son was born to BROWNINGS and he is now a famous painter in Italy. Robert BROWNING died in 1889 having survived his wife 28 years.


Monday, May 18, 1908


Mrs Annie KANIZA, 45, wife of Martin KANIZA of Simpson is at Emergency Hospital in critical condition as a result of her attempt to take her life about 4 Sunday afternoon. She is not expected to live, her deed is supposed to have been due to a spell of despondency following an illness.


Joseph DELEVAN died at his home 47 Archbald Street on Saturday morning at the ripe age of 83. He was born in Cornwall, England and had been a resident of Carbondale for nearly a half century. He was a builder by trade and survived by three sons and three daughters, Alderman J. R. DELEVAN of this city, Joseph, Jr and George D. DELEVAN of NY city, Mrs Otto VOGT, of Kingston, NY, and Mrs William SHERER and Mrs William HARVEY of this city.


Miss Gertrude WALKER, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas WALKER of Brooklyn Street and David DAVIS of Willow Ave, a well known engineer on the Ontario and Western road were married Saturday.


Charles ZAIZODA, 38, who fell from a porch at Wilson Creek on Wednesday died Saturday at Emergency Hospital. He leaves a family in the old country.


Bishop Ignatius HORSTMANN, DD died last week at Cleveland, he was known to many Carbondaleans in the rededication of St Rose Church.


Mr & Mrs Louis WHITE of Scott Township had a son.


Louise CORCORAN, 1 year, died at Olyphant, May 17, 1908, she was the daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael CORCORAN.


Mrs Mary MOJESKY lost her balance and fell over the bridge into the Susquehanna River on Saturday night while walking with her husband and young son. They noticed a train was upon they and tried to get out of the way when she lost her balance.


Peter ROSAR died last evening at the age of 72, he had been an invalid since March 16, 1907 when he fell and fractured his hip. He came to this city from Trannenwier in the Rhine province, Prussia landing here in 1852 after a voyage of 68 days. For many years he worked in the mines then in 1866 opened a grocery store. If he had lived until next May he would have celebrated his golden wedding having been married to Miss Caroline ZANG on May 9, 1859 of whom he had nine children, six of whom survive, Charles G., deputy county treasurer, Joseph G., William and Peter, captain of engine No 4, also Mrs Andrew BEST and Miss Elizabeth ROSAR.


Phineas G. WHEATSTONE, died at his home 435 Fourteenth Ave yesterday, age 72. The funeral will be Wednesday with services at the residence. His is survived by his widow and several adult children. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company E, US artillery. He had been in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Sailor's Creek and also at the siege of

Vicksburg. The funeral will be Wednesday with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.


The funeral of Arthur S. ENGLISH was held yesterday from his residence 1801 Pettibone Street. Interment was made in Washburn Street Cemetery.


John K. BROWN died of apoplexy Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs William H. HARDING, 217 North Bromley Ave. He had a stroke 8 days ago while at work at the Keyser Valley shops of the Lackawanna company. He was 64 and born in Ohio and came to this city at seven years of age. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs W. H. HARDING, Mrs SHORTS, and Mrs Mary E. KENT.


Mr & Mrs POTTER of Neptune Place are proud and happy these days, it's a boy.


Tuesday, May 19, 1908


Mrs Mary MC GINLEY died yesterday at her home, 140 Pike Street from stomach troubles. She was 40 and had been a resident of this city for a number of years. Her husband was a victim of a mine accident several years ago. She is survived by six daughters, Elizabeth, Hazel, Eugenia, Mary, Frances and Katherine and one son John, all of this city. Four sisters, Mrs William LASHER of Peckville, Mrs P. F. MORAN, Mrs Frank MENIG and Mrs Lawrence FARRELL of this city, John of Philadelphia and Thomas of Pottsville. The funeral will be Wednesday with a mass in St Rose Church, burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs John EASTLAKE of Mayfield had a son in Jermyn.


Mr & Mrs Patrick GRADY of Priceburg had a son.


Mr & Mrs E. A. BEEMER and little son Ellis L. of Green Ridge spent Sunday at the home of their parents on South Main and Electric Street.


Mr & Mrs Martin GOLDEN of Rigg Street in Dunmore had a son.


Marriage Licenses granted yesterday:

Leslie WILBUR of Nicholson Ella WATERMAN, Scranton

George KLINE, Wilkes Barre Sadie WITMAN, Wilkes Barre

Samuel LEVI, Scranton Sarah CAPLAN, Old Forge


Charles MILLER known as "Crazy" MILLER jumped in Bigelow Lake yesterday and drowned. He was very eccentric and object of many pranks.


Mrs V. E. ARNOLD, daughter of Mr F. C. FRITZ who moved here recently from Albany died Saturday morning at Albany. Her body was taken to this city and placed in the vault at Forest Hill Cemetery where funeral services will be on Wednesday. She was 30 years old and death was caused by acute pneumonia. She is survived by one child, Mildred Romaine ARNOLD.


Richard ALLEN of 1409 Lafayette Street died of uraem poisoning at the West Side Hospital on Sunday. He was 64 and a huckster and had been a resident of this city for the past 30 years. Mr ALLEN is survived by four children, Miss Rose, and Harry of this city, Miss Anna ALLEN of Phillipsburg, PA and Charles ALLEN of Pittsburg, PA.


Mrs Anna HUGHES died yesterday at her home 116 South Hyde park Ave at the age of 73. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Jennie DAVIS and Mrs Margaret ITTERLY of this city. The funeral will be Thursday with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.


Andrew GREAME, son of Edward GREAME of Brown place and Miss Edith PHILLIPS of Chinchilla, PA were united in marriage at Buffalo, NY on Friday, May 8th.


Wednesday, May 20, 1908


Daniel LEWIS, 59, died yesterday at his home on Pike Street. He was a native this city and conducted a meat market near his home on Pike Street. Besides his wife Amelia LEWIS he is survived by one sister, Mrs Daniel M. DAVIS, and the following sons and daughters, Mrs Frank WALCOTT, Archbald, William D. of Wilkes Barre, Robert J. of Asheville, NC, Margaret of this city, Amy of Philadelphia and Hattie, Mildred and Walter of this city. The funeral will be Thursday with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.


James HEALEY, 80, died yesterday at his home on Main Street. He came to this town in the early forties. With his brother Thomas he opened a general store in Archbald. After the death of his brother some years ago he retired from the business. He is survived by his niece, Mrs Agnes KEARNEY, who is the only surviving member of the Healy family. The funeral will take place on Friday.


The funeral of Miss Elizabeth SAVANAH, of Newark, NJ formerly of this place, took place Saturday with burial in St Mary's cemetery.


Mr & Mrs O. R. PEASE entertained Mrs C. R. PEASE and little daughter, Doris of Syracuse, NY and Mr & Mrs Oscar VAN BUSKIRK, of Bald Mount, Sunday.


Rev. Homer D. PEASE of Rochester Theological Seminary is spending his vacation in this section renewing old acquaintances.


Patrick DURKIN, 54, of Mayfield died yesterday of pneumonia. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Mrs Frank MC ANDREW of Jermyn and two sons, Thomas and Michael BURKE. The funeral will take place on Friday with mass in Sacred Heart Church.


Mr H. J. LUCE, 60, of 1038 Capouse Ave died at the State Hospital last evening after being kicked and trampled upon by a horse after it was scared by a passing train.


Mr Samuel DECKER of Falls died at home on Tuesday due to cancer of the stomach. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The wife of his only son, Dr V. C. DECKER of Nicholson passed away on Sunday also.


The funeral services over the remains of Mrs V. E. ARNOLD who died at Albany will be held this afternoon at the Dunmore Cemetery instead of the Forest Hill as was previously announced.


Charles HEUSNER died at his home 727 Cedar Ave last evening after a brief illness. He was born in Phalfanz, Prussia on January 9, 1829 and therefore past his seventy ninth year. He came to Scranton in 1852, he was married 52 years ago and in July 1906 celebrated their golden anniversary. He is survived by his wife, three sons, George a clerk in the county commissioners office, Fred, Adolph and one daughter, Mrs Charles HEIER.


Isadore M. BROUNSTEIN of Jackson Street, the well known merchant and Miss Ida ELGERGER of 117 Linden Street were united in marriage at the Jewish Synagogue last evening. The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr & Mrs BROUNSTEIN on Jackson Street.


Jane E. the young daughter of Mr & Mrs David P. GIBBS of 1215 Hampton Street died yesterday of spasmodic croup. The funeral was held Thursday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Mrs John CAMPBELL of 112 North Grant Ave was painfully injured yesterday morning by falling down a flight of steps at her home, breaking her arms, spraining her ankle and bled profusely. Her children heard her moans and hastened to her assistance calling neighbors and doctors. The priest was called due to the seriousness of her condition. She is the widow of the late John CAMPBELL.


George EISENHART, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, 447 Colfax Ave. He had been residing at the home of his son Charles EISENHART on Swartz Street. He was born in Germany, February 13, 1869, and emigrated to America 18 years ago. He is survived by two sons, Charles of Dunmore, George H. of Waverly and two daughters, Mrs Charles J. HAAG of Scranton and Mrs Lizzie SHULTZ of Detroit. The funeral will be Friday from the home of his daughter on Colfax Ave.


The funeral of Samuel SCHOENER , 73, who passed away Monday night will take place tomorrow from 511 Alder Street. The deceased will be interred with military honors, members of Ezra Griffin Post No 139, GAR of which he was a member. Burial will be in the GAR plot in Dunmore Cemetery.


The wedding of Miss Loretta KIRST and Joseph RADER is set for June 9 in St Mary's Church.


A baby boy has arrived at the home of Mr & Mrs RENSCHLER, 616 Stone Ave.


Councilman David H. EVANS of North Taylor employed as a miner at the Archbald mines was happily united with his brother, William O. EVANS of Columbus, OH. after 26 years of separation during which time except for one year they hadn't heard one of the other. Both sailed yesterday for Wales. They came to the US, 27 years ago and had not seen each other since. A surprise party was given at the home of J. Alfred JONES on Kellog Ave Thursday night, Mr JONES is a brother in law of William. David H. EVANS left his home and parents in Wales in 1881 to come to America and make his fortune. He settled in Taylor, PA. Two weeks after he departed, William his brother sailed going directly to Columbus. When William at a mature age decided he would go back to his old home and see his aged mother before she died he also wanted to see four of his brothers and three of his sisters. He had a daughter write to Taylor, PA in hopes that he could find his brother which he did. He arrived and went immediately to the home of his brother on Grove Street and was warmly received. William is a janitor at the Welsh Presbyterian Church.


Mr & Mrs WILEY of West Nicholson had a daughter May 12th.


Louise the wife of Fred COBB of Lake Sheridan died at her home on Wednesday of tubercoloceus at the age of 34. She is survived by her husband and three little boys and her father and mother Mr & Mrs Jerome JAYNE and two brothers, Fred of Lake Sheridan and Alfred of Nicholson. The funeral was held on Saturday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery. She was the only daughter of Mr & Mrs J. D. JAYNE and born July 12, 1875.


The COBB-BOWEN wedding at Nicholson was last Thursday night, May 14th. Mr Bruce COBB is the youngest son of Mr & Mrs H. H. COBB of Lake Sheridan. Miss Sarah BOWEN is of Scranton. The couple were attended by Mr & Mrs A. T. COBB.


Mr J. M. CALLENDER, 84, has died in Clifford. He was born in Dundaff in the year 1824 and lived here all his life. He was twice married, his wife and daughter Mrs E. F. KENNEDY survive him.


Mrs William HALLSTEAD died at the home of her sister Mrs BELCHER of East Lenox. Funeral services will be conducted at the West Lenox Baptist church, interment will be made at the new cemetery.


Thursday, May 21, 1908


The funeral of Joseph J. DELEVAN, 83, took place yesterday from the home of his daughter, Mrs Wm. SHERER, 47 Archbald Street. He is survived by his widow Elizabeth BATTEN and the following children, Geo. D., of NY, Joseph J. Jr of Jersey City, NJ, Mrs Otto VOGT, of Kingston, NY, Mrs Wm. SHERER, Mrs Wm. HARVEY and R. J. DELEVAN of this city who were all in attendance. His grandsons acted as pall bearers they were, William, David and Robert HARVEY, Joseph SHERER, Nelson WATKINS and Ernest ENSLIN. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.


Miss Minnie G. ROSENCRANS was united in marriage to George GIBBONY at the Honesdale Baptist Church on Tuesday. The bride is the sister of Lloyd ROSENRANS, superintendent of the Carbondale Cut Glass Company.


Mrs Frances ROBINSON an aged resident of this city passed away yesterday after a lingering illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs Sarah DIETZ, 47 Tenth Ave. Death was due to her age and general debility, she had been confined to her bed for the past several months. She was born in Switzerland and was 80 years old. She came to this country as a young girl and is survived by six sons, Joseph, Nicholas, Frank, John and William of this city, and George of Honesdale, three daughters, Mrs John DIETZ, Mrs Charles VINCENT of this city and Mrs Frank SCORER of Honesdale.


Harold, 8 year old son of Mr & Mrs Henry MC NULTY died Tuesday of scarlet fever, interment was in St Patrick's Cemetery at Olyphant.


Flavia the 15 months old daughter of Mr & Mrs M. H. GRADY of West Drinker Street died yesterday with pneumonia. The funeral will be Friday.


Another child born to Mr & Mrs James GALLAGHER of Brick Ave, this is their 18th child.


Helen O'BRIEN daughter of District Attorney and Mrs Joseph O'BRIEN lost control of her bicycle and fractured her leg in the fall.


Isaac DANIELS, of 1119 Eureka Ave, was killed while performing his duties as a switchman in the Diamond Yard yesterday after being struck by a train of mine cars. He is survived by his wife.


Mrs Mary DENNEBAUM, 69, wife of the late Anthony DENNEBAUM, died of pneumonia yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs William LYMAN, 1514 Jackson Street. She was born in Germany and had been a resident of this side for many years. She was a member of St John's German Catholic Church and is survived by two daughters, Mrs Bert WILLIAMS and Mrs William LYMAN and one stepson, John DENNEBAUM all of this side.

The funeral will be Saturday with services at St John's Church with burial in the German Catholic Cemetery.


A son was born to Mr & Mrs Gomer DAVIS of South Main Ave.


Mr D. Elmer DAVIS wishes to announce the coming marriage of his sister, Miss May DAVIS of Atherton Street to Mr William B. MORGAN, son of the Justice of the Peace and Mrs Morgan B. MORGAN of Main Street which will take place on June 16th.


The funeral of the late Francis HADDOCK of Darmouth Street, Lincoln Heights took place yesterday with interment in Forest Home Cemetery. Pall bearers were, Joseph MARSH, Grant DAVIS, William THOMAS, John COOMBS, Thos. MOSES and Reese WILLIAMS.


Miss Rachel DIMLER, 16 is dead, victim of consumption from which she suffered for two years. She was the daughter of Mrs Daniel DIMLER, the funeral will be tomorrow from the home of her mother 602 Prospect Ave.


Friday, May 22, 1908


Mr & Mrs Frank MC LOUGHLIN of Fairview Street are mourning the death of a six month old son. The funeral will be today with burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs M. H. O'HARA of Fifth Street had a daughter.


Mrs Phoebe PATTON died on Tuesday at the home of her nephew, B. E. VAN DUZER of Frothingham Street at the age of 74. She is the oldest native born resident of Pittston and was born in 1834 in what is now called upper Pittston, her parents were Mr & Mrs Conrad Van DUZER. With the exception of six years spent in Wyoming County, her entire life was spent in Pittston. She is survived by one brother, Joseph VAN DUZER, the funeral will be today from her late home 16 Frothingham Street and interment will be made in St John's Cemetery.


Mrs Margaret HOFFMAN, 61, wife of John H. HOFFMAN, outside foreman of the Hampton Mines died at the family residence, 602 Twentieth Ave yesterday, May 21st. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Lewis G., Arthur, and Daniel G. JONES, and the following step children, Mrs Philip WILLIAMS, George, Harry and William HOFFMAN, and Mrs William JANES, all of this city. Her maiden name was Miss Margaret REYNOLDS and was born at Merthyr Tydvil, South Wales but had been a resident of this city since 15 years of age. Interment was in Washburn Street Cemetery.


Cards have been issued by the Rev. Dr. G. E. GUILD and Mrs GUILD for the marriage of their daughter, Gertrude Elizabeth to James Nelson DOUGLAS, M.D. Thursday night, June 4th at the Providence Presbyterian Church.


A man supposed to be John BARRET of 409 Prospect Ave and a woman who declined to give her name were struck by an outbound Petersburg Street car late last evening, they were shaken up and escaped with slight injuries. The loud talk of the pair before and after attracted a large crowd. The man had lost two front teeth and was taken to the state hospital for treatment. The woman was found to have a very active tongue and partially quenched thirst and a grouch against anyone she came in contact with.


Thomas LLEWELLYN, 25, a young man employed in Leggett Creek Mine was killed while at work this morning, May 21st, while he was assisting several fellow workmen replacing a derailed car. The car toppled over crushing his skull, he is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral will be from the home 248 Oak Street. (NOTE: later it says 322 Oak St). Burial in Washburn Street Cemetery.


Wellington, eldest son of Funeral Director and Mrs P. W. TAGUE of Jackson Street, died last evening of scarlet fever. He was about 15 years of age and attended No 14 Public School and the Washburn Street Presbyterian Church. Burial was at the Dunmore Cemetery.


Sunday, May 24, 1908


Mrs Elizabeth BIGGAR died at her home on York Ave yesterday after a short illness. Death was due to paralysis. Deceased was a native of Scotland and born January 21, 1846 at Monelive, Dumfreshire. She came to this country early in her life. She is survived by the following sons and daughters, Walter, John, Mrs Samuel HARRISON, Mrs Charles BECKENDORF, William and Thomas at home and Mrs H. C. VAUGHN of Mc Keesport, also three brothers and sisters.

The funeral was Monday with burial in Langcliffe Cemetery.


Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Victoria MC DERMOTT of Seventh Ave and Mr John J. HOWLEY of Madison Ave to occur on June 17th next.


Henry LOUIS, 41, died in Taylor, May 22nd at his home. The funeral will be Monday with services in St John's German Catholic Church with burial in Cathedral Cemetery.


Mrs Bridget COUGHLIN of 896 Albright Ave died in Scranton, May 23rd. The funeral will be Monday with services at St Peter's Cathedral and interment will be in the Hyde Park Catholic Cemetery.


The funeral of James HEWITT will take place Monday from his late home, corner Luzerne Street and Railroad Ave, services at Holy Cross Church, burial Cathedral Cemetery.


Everhart Museum at Nay Aug will be dedicated Saturday. Dr Isaiah F. EVERHART was born near Reading, PA, January 22, 1840. He graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. During the War of the Rebellion he was commissioned surgeon of the Eight and Sixteenth Regiments, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. In the year of 1868 he became a citizen of Scranton. His early education led him along the lines of natural history. His present collection represents the work of nearly half a century of specimens of animals, birds, reptiles, shells botanical and geological, which when catalogued will embrace between eight and ten thousand subjects.


Henry LOUIS, 41, of Taylor died yesterday at his home on Union Street due to heart disease. He was born and brought up on the West Side. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs Henry KOEHLER, Mrs Peter ASTRINGER, John LOUIS and Louis LOUIS. The funeral will be Monday with services in St John's German Catholic Church with burial in the Cathedral Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs August FOSTER of Hampton Street have announced the engagement of their daughter Augusta Eveline to Mr John A. SCHULTE. Her finance is employed by J. O. ACKERMAN as a salesman.


Saturday, May 23, 1908


The funeral of Andrew the young son of Mr & Mrs Ignatz CISCO took place yesterday with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.


Maurice W. COONS died at the home of his son, Julian E. COONS, Drinker Street in Dunmore. He is survived by two sons, Julian E. and W. H. COONS. The funeral will be Sunday from the residence of his son W. H. COONS, 318 Webster Ave, burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.


William SHAFFER, 38, died in Scranton on May 21st at his residence, 1519 Gardner Ave. Funeral on Sunday interment at Peckville.


At the home of James ALLEN, Depot Street, Wednesday, May 20, Walter A. YOUNG, of Granville Summit and Maude E. ALLEN of Wysox, were married by the Rev. C. B. HENRY.


At Daleville, PA on May 20th by Re. H. F. WARDELL, Mr George GRANT married Miss Mabel GROMLICH, both of Dunmore.


At the Elm Park parsonage by the Rev. G. C. LYMAN, on May 21st Mr Leslie WILBUR of Nicholson married Miss Ella WATERMAN of Scranton.


Johnnie MANZE, 7 years old, was run down and killed by a heavy delivery wagon of Foot and Becker. He was carried to his father's candy shop at 2023 Wayne Ave where he expired a few minutes later.


Mr Mortimer G. EDWARDS of Elmhurst and Miss Kathryn MOTZ of Stroudsburg were united in marriage Wednesday at the home of Mr & Mrs Stewart BIESECKER.


Dawson WEATHERHOG of Edwardsville formerly of this area, and a well known miner was fatally injured by a fall of roof in the Woodward Mine yesterday. He died in ten minutes after being taken to his home on Cherry Street, Edwardsville. He is survived by his widow, son Hopkin WEATHERHOG of 324 North Decker's Court and two daughters, Mrs John O. EVANS also of North Decker's Court and Miss Maud WEATHERHOG. His body was taken to the home of his son Hopkin where the funeral will be on Sunday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


John the son of Mr & Mrs Patrick FLYNN of Fifth Ave, Bellevue died at the family home on Thursday after a brief illness. He is survived by his parents and the following sisters, Mrs John DOYLE, Mrs Sadie TWEEDDALE, Mrs James MURPHY, Misses Anna and Josephine FLYNN. The funeral will be today from the residence.


Mr & Mrs John JOHNSON are rejoicing over the arrival of a young daughter.


Mr & Mrs James BROWN of Grove Street had a son.


Mr & Mrs Albert BUXTON are celebrating over the arrival of a daughter.


Monday, May 25, 1908


Walter the 15 year old son of Mr & Mrs Walter CANNON of Upper Powderly Road met with a most tragic death on Saturday morning being crushed to death beneath the wheels of a small locomotive engine. His job as brakeman was riding the front end of the engine to pick up a coupling that laid on the track, he lost his balance and fell across the tracks. He was born in this city and is survived by his parents, Mr & Mrs Walter CANNON and eight brothers, James, Patrick, Joseph, Roderick, Charles, Thomas, Ralph and Rolland, three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and Mary. The funeral will be tomorrow with burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mrs David MAIERS of 717 Birch Street died a few days ago of a brief illness. She was 50 years old being born in Bayern, Germany in 1858. She is survived by one son, John, one daughter, two brothers Andrew and Fred ZEIGLER and two sisters. The funeral took place yesterday with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.


The funeral of Mrs Caroline SNYDER who death occurred on Thursday night after a short illness took place yesterday. Burial was in the Pittston Ave Cemetery. Pall bearers were George NAEHER, John ARNOLD, Louis SCHUMAKER and Charles ZANG.


The funeral of Miss Rachel DIMLER, 16, daughter of Mrs Daniel DIMLER of Prospect Ave, victim of consumption, took place on Saturday with burial in the Pittston Ave Cemetery. Pall bearers were Philip FETZER, William FETZER, Jacob HOFFMELSTER, Peter NEU, William ZANG and Jacob RORICK.


The death of Rev. Father O'REILLY, former pastor of the Church of the Nativity, occurred one year ago today and in commemoration of his death the parishioners of the Nativity Church have made arrangements to conduct a requiem high mass.


Rudolph C. WEBER, 802 Prospect Ave was tendered a farewell reception Friday by members of St Mary's Church. He will manage one of the branch stores of C. S. WOOLWORTH at Bradford, PA. starting on Monday.


Henry LOUIS, 41, died May 22, at his home. Funeral will be held this afternoon in St John's German Catholic Church, West Side, burial Cathedral Cemetery.

Mrs Bridget COUGHLIN of 896 Albright Ave, died in Scranton on May 23,. Funeral service today at St Peter's Cathedral and burial in Hyde Park Catholic Cemetery.


The funeral of James HEWITT will take place today from his late home, corner Luzerne Street and Railroad Ave. Services at Holy Cross Church, interment in Cathedral Cemetery.


James J. DURKIN of Phelps Street died on Saturday at the home of his mother, Mrs Mary DURKIN.


Mr & Mrs Daniel JACOBS of 1408 Mulberry Street announce the engagement of his sister, Miss Bena and Mr E. LOEBENSTEIN of Wilkes Barre.


Rev. Wm. CONNOLLY dies in Hazleton. After a lingering illness covering a period of nearly two years, Rev. William CONNOLLY, pastor of St Gabriel's Church, Hazleton died yesterday of heart disease at the age of 45. He was educated at St Mary's College, Emmettsburg, MD and ordained to the priesthood 17 years ago. The funeral will be Wednesday.


Henry LOUIS, 41, of Taylor died on Saturday at his home on Union Street. His death was due to heart disease. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs Henry KOEHLER, Mrs Peter ASTRINGER, John, Louis and Louis LOUIS. The funeral will be today with services in St John's German Catholic Church, interment in the Cathedral Cemetery.


Stanley B. ROSS, 18, who resided with his grandmother at 530 North Main Ave, died at Moses Taylor Hospital on Saturday at noon. On Tuesday the body will be taken to Meshoppen, PA for interment. He was formerly of Auburn, PA.


The engagement has been announced of Mrs John H. ROBERTS of 325 North Hyde Park Ave and Edward Deacon, of Wayne Ave.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs D. D. LENEHAN of Oxford Street.


Tuesday, May 26, 1908


The funeral of Beatrice Louise COUSINS, daughter of Mr & Mrs Phillip COUSINS, aged 10 months 13 days, who died of bronchial pneumonia at the home of her parents on Sunday, burial was in Prospect Cemetery.


Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Cordelia BARRETT and John MOORE.


Popularity of automobile in Scranton shown by list of operators issued by the state. Those who took out a license from Scranton are:

John W. WHITE, Dunmore

M. H. CARPENTER, 615 N. Main Ave

P. F. CUSICK, 1219 Washington Ave

Eugene A. CUSICK, 219 N. Washington Ave

John W. FOWLER, Scranton

Richard A. WALSH, 122 South Seventh Street

Hugh DAWSON, 122 South Seventh Street

A. BIERWIRTH, 601 Prospect Ave

D. J. CLOUSE, 506 South Blakely Street

A. J. SCHNELL, 436 Wheeler Ave

George H. TABER, 210 Franklin Ave

W. H. DAVIS, 427 Spruce Street

George T. DUNHAM, 908 Sunset Street

C. WADSWORTH, 410 North Irving Ave

J. A. GRENING, 1021 Delaware Street

Charles F. KOECHE, 1023 Wheeler Ave

William LANGDON, 1418 Penn Ave

Morris MARTIN, 1033 Lafayette Street

T. H. GROVES, 1401 Capouse Ave

W. H. JENKINS, 523 Harrison Ave

C. E. KNOWLES, 1416 Pine Street

J. P. SCHLAGER, 425 Clay Ave

W. R. HAYCOCK, 140 South Filmore Ave

H. S. WEBB, 1416 Monsey Ave

Charles KELLERMAN, 1220 Sanderson Ave

Jesse A. SNOVER, 1114 Richmond Street

Lloyd G. WILCOX, 312 Edwards Court

J. Stanley WEIR, 616 Prescott Ave

Frank H. LEWIS, 402 Coal Exchange Building

David M. EVANS, 217 Market Street

Leonard LLOYD, 1809 Sanderson Ave

W. S. MAC MILLAN, 707 Connell Building

Lawrence B. MC GILL, Poli Theater

Bryce H. SICKLER, 656 Philo Street

Frank D. DAVIDSON, 132 N. Washington Ave

David J. REEDY, 1114 Linden Street

James LIGHTBODY, 340 Franklin Ave

Marcus L. DEUBLER, 987 Wheeler Ave

Oscar SCHNELL, 436 Wheeler Ave

Michael L. MILLER, 702 Prescott Ave

John CONNELLY, 406 Linden Street

Mead KIMBALL, 117 Electric Street

John J. BRENNAN, 230 South Main Ave


The badly decomposed body of Morris LAVEY of Carbondale was discovered Friday by James NAGLE on the woods property of Mr James B. KEEN. Death was due to exposure and hunger.


Miss Lottie JONES, 18, daughter of Mr & Mrs J. Z. JONES of 1312 Pittston Ave died on Monday after being sick for one week. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters, Fred, Archie, Oscar, Joseph, Percy, William, Mary, Mrs John WALKER, Dannette and Nattie. The funeral will be today with interment in the Pittston Ave Cemetery.


John ROMINGER, 75, died Saturday at his home on Spring Street, Hawley after a lingering illness. The funeral was from his residence on Monday.


Mrs Elizabeth BIGGAR, 62, of York Ave, Avoca, PA died on 23 May 1908. She was born in Dunsfrieshire, Scotland, January 21, 1846. She came to this town at an early age. She is survived by the following children, Walter, John, William and Thomas, Mrs Samuel HARRISON and Mrs Charles BECKENDORF both of this town and Mrs H. C. VAUGHAN of McKeesport. The funeral was yesterday with interment in the Longcliffe Cemetery.


John LOVEHARD, a contracting miner, was killed and one of his laborers, John WILCOX was seriously injured in one of the mines of the Lehigh and Wilkes Barre Coal Company on Saturday. Three other men were quite severely burned at No 4 shaft of the Kingston Coal Company and taken to the city Hospital at Wilkes Barre.


The body of Mrs John KASZLAUCKAS who was drowned in the Susquehanna River a week ago has been recovered.


Cards are out announcing the coming marriage of Mr Randolph W. HARRIS and

Miss ELIZABETH BRONSON both of Susquehanna, PA, the ceremony to take place on June 3rd.


Dorothy RILEY of 1918 Lafayette Street died yesterday at the age of 29. She was the wife of William RILEY, the funeral will be held Wednesday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Miss Emma HERMAN of 532 Alder Street and Joseph PAFF of 701 Court Street were united in marriage by Alderman John U. SCHWENKER of the Nineteenth Ward.


Mr & Mrs George KOLB are entertaining a new baby girl in their home.


The spacious edifice of St John's Church on Pittston Ave was crowded to its utmost capacity Sunday afternoon when a class of 381 boys and girls received the sacrament of confirmation administered to them by the Rt. Rev. Bishop M. J. HOBAN, assisted by the pastor, Rev. E. J. MELLEY and Rev. T. J. MC GOURTY. The following received the sacrament:

Lillian MAHONEY - Dora HART - Florence MC DONOUGH




Anna BARRETT - Margaret BORROD - Teresa DEVINE

Gertrude MC GUINNESS - Mary KIRBY - Martha BUTLER

Genevieve MAY - Nora CONNELLY - Catherine MUNLEY

Irene MC NAMARA - Margaret OSBORNE - Florence OSBORNE

Anna KELLEY - Marcella BARRETT - Mabel MOORE


Marie CONNORS - Kathleen BROWN - Rhoda CORLEY

Kathleen CUSUMANO - Irene WALSH - Irene BURKE

Margaret BURKE - Mary WALSH - Annie SCHENONE

Florence FITZGERALD - Sophia RORICK - Elizabeth HEFFRON

Teresa BODIE - Catherine TOBIN - Mary BARRETT

Helen BROWN - Elizabeth GRIMES - Sarah CULKIN

Margaret GALLAGHER - Margaret HEALEY -Ada MC COY

Margaret KEELER - Ruth SLATTERY - Clare COOKE

Alice WALTON - Helen WREN - Mary LANGAN

Margaret WALSH - Eleanor DEMPSEY - Mary RUDOLPH


Esther REGAN - Marcella JORDAN - Catherine KENEALLY


Mary MC LAUGHLIN - Gertrude CAMPBELL - Elizabeth MANNING

Loretta HAGGEERTY - Pearl KUHNE - Lucille KELLY

Margaret MC DONNELL - Teresa DEVINE - Irene MC HALE

Catherine BROWN - Mary BYRON - Helen CORBETT


Helen MILLAR - Catherine SMITH - Anna GALLAGHER




Lucille KELLY - Catharine REILLY - Kathleen WALSH

Mary MC MURRAY - Loretta RADY - Clare DEVERE

Mary MC DONOUGH - Margaret ROSENSTEEL - Lillian LYNN

Makena KRAFT - Catharine GALLAGHER - Margaret KELLY

Elizabeth KANE - Margaret WALSH - Eileen MURRAY

Winifred LALLEY - Gertrude CUSICK - Mary BOLAND

Helen MINTON - Irene DOWLING - Catharine LAFFEY

Delia CURRAN - Loretta GREENE - Florence MELVIN

Margaret MULLEN - Mary BROWN - Aleme SLATTERY

Helen HALPIN - Mary KELLY - Helen MURRAY


Mary MC GUINNESS - Agnes O'HARA - Aanastasia MC DONOUGH

Kathleen KILCULLEN - Eileen DEVINE - Loretta MILES

Gertrude KING - Mary BUTLER - Mary LANGAN

Helen MANLEY - Eleanor BURNS - Julia WALL


Regina COYNE - Helen CARD - Loretta DURKIN

Veronica BURNS - Mirian WRENN - Cecilia BURKE

Clarie BROWN - Mabel HEANEY - Gertrude O'NEIL

Gertrude MEENE - Alice MURRAY - Mary DOWLING

Helen BARRY - Marguerite GILROY - Alice TIGUE

Agnes DUNNE - Marguerite MULLANEY - Kathleen COURTNEY

Sarah MURRAY - Regina PFAFF - Olive KUHN


Mary WALSH - Margaret SHEEHAN - Isabelle BODIE

Marcella HURLEY - Rose MC MURRAY - Marguerite GENUARO

Irene WILLIAMS - Loretta LANGAN - Ursula MANLEY

Irene HEALEY - Mary GARVEY - Stella POLZIN


Mercedes O'MALLEY - Veronica ROSENSTEEL - Evaristus O'ROURKE

Agnes MADDEN - Genevieve FLANNAGAN - Margaret GOLDEN



Joseph MANLEY - Michael WALL - Walter MADDEN

Albertus GREEN - Joseph HESSMILLER - Jerome COLLINS

Thomas SHEEHAN - Frederick BOLDERI - John COGGINS

William MURRAY - Francis O'BOYLE - Joseph DONOHOE

Ambrose MORAN - Edward MC DONOUGH - James CUSICK



John QUINN - Peter KRAUB - Joseph QUINNAN

Thomas REILLY - Kenneth CORBY - Edward GARVEY

Harold CORBY - Gabriel KEATING - Francis BAILEY

Thomas KILKER - William HARLEY - Sebastian DUDDY

James TOBIN - Joseph TUNNEY - Francis CANNON

William KILCULLEN - Stanley WALSH - Francis O'HARA

John BARRY - John BRADY - Patrick MADDEN


Thomas WARD - James LALLY - Hubert BRADY

Thomas KELLY - Harry BURKE - Lawrence JOYCE

Joseph MAY - Patrick MC CANN - Frank BYRON

Joseph REGAN - Arthur RORICK - Leo BARRETT

James DOWNS - Walter GIBSON - Francis MORAN

William RYDER - Robert GARDINER - James MC NAMARA

Joseph RYER - William MANLEY - Frank HEFFRON

William QUINN - Thomas REDDINGTON - Raymond CLIFFORD

Walter FUREY - Patrick MC NAMARA - Joseph CLAIR



James GILDEA - Arthur MC CANN - John SWEENEY

George O'MALLEY - James BRYDEN - James GOLDEN

William HUGHES - James MORAN - Michael CARROLL

James CARROLL - Michael KELLEY - James BURKE

David CONWAY - Thaddeus Murray - Harold MC DERMOTT

Francis MC DERMOTT - Joseph O'BOYLE -Joseph DEVERS


James COLLINS - William FINNERTY - Patrick HEALEY

Edward CUSICK - John WARD - Martin KILCULLEN

Richard GILDEA - Edmund KELLY - Joseph KELLY

Eugene MC CANN - Gerald QUINNAN - Phillip GALLAGHER

Joseph KEATING - John CONNOLLY - William KANE


Joseph HEALEY - William LANGAN - Martin ROCHE

William GORHAM - James JOYCE - Bartley SUNIBRUM

Harold FLENNING - Daniel MAHON - Leroy HOUSROY




Edward BEYLER - Joseph BYLER - Harold FINNERTY

Edward LANGAN - Joseph CAMPBELL - Thomas FUREY

Francis MC DONNELL - Edward KELLER - Harold FURSHA

Charles MANLEY - Joseph MAYOCK - James MC COY


Joseph KEATING - Joseph MC DONOUGH - Joseph DUNN

Anthony LONGO - John MADDEN - Austin MC GRATH

James TOBIN - Joseph WALSH - Harold MULLANEY

William SHEEHAN - William BLAKE - Leo RUDDY

John CAULEY - Thomas CAULEY - Michael LAVELLE

William WREN - Richard GRINNES - Manus NEWCOMB

James JORDAN - Leo WALTON - Francis BRADY

Thomas WALSH - Paul FINNERTY - James DEVER

Earnest GENARO - Michael MANLEY - Francis GALLAGHER





Wednesday, May 27, 1908


Mr & Mrs Edward CARTER of Scott Street are rejoicing over the arrival at their home of a daughter.


Captain John HORN died at his home 219 Linden Street yesterday at the age of 74. He was afflicted with diabetes and not enjoying good health for a number of years. He enlisted in the military at Danville at the breaking out of the war. He advanced from private to corporal and before the Army was mustered out was made first Lieutenant of his company. He came to Scranton about 20 years ago and was made

Captain of the old rural guards known as the Scranton Grays. He was also elected Captain of Company A of the old Ninth Regiment. Soon after coming to this city he went into the hotel business which kept his interest until his advancing age. He is survived by one son William who resides at the same address, one sister, Mrs J. T. FAHRENHOLT of 321 Penn Ave. He was a member of Ezra Griffin Post, Schiller Lodge, F & A, the Knights Templar and the Leiderkranz and other German Societies. The funeral will be from the house Friday with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs Eugene AVERY of Lincoln Ave, Jermyn had a daughter.


Two men were buried alive in a trench on Auburn Street, Wilkes Barre and killed. They are Yaco BOCKO and John SOVOBO, both Polish.


Former Alderman, John BUTTERMAN died at his home 1721 Ash Street Monday night. He was Alderman of the Tenth Ward for 37 years. In 1869 shortly after the borough of Scranton developed into a city, Mr BUTTERMAN was elected alderman. He is survived by the following daughters and one son, Catherine, Elizabeth, Mary and Michael J., and two sisters, Mrs Phillip NAHLEN and Mrs John HEIL.


Mrs John F. EISELE, mother of City Controller, Edward EISELE passed away at the family residence 326 New Street shortly after midnight. She had reached the age of 71 years, together with her husband she had lived in this city for over a quarter of a century. She is survived by her husband and the following children, J. George, John F., Jr., Charles W. of Pittsburg, Edward J., and Mrs L. M. ZITZELMAN.


After hovering between life and death for a week, William CAPERONA the Hilldale Italian who was shot last Sunday, passed away at the Scranton Private Hospital yesterday. James MORO and James LEANGELO are in Luzerne County jail and will be now charged with murder.


The salary of the Rev. J. Upton EVERS, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church has been raised $300 a year. He was born in Reading, PA and graduated from the local academy, high school and college and studied for two years under Judge E. B. FAULKNER and M. T. INGLIS at Montoursburg, W. VA. Later he had charge of a department of law in the firm of Beiswanyer & Ward in the east. Mr EVERS comes from a family with ministerial connections on both sides.

His father and father in law were clergymen as well as his uncles and cousins. Dr Zerri ZIMMERMAN, a professor in Syracuse University is an uncle of his wife, Mrs EVERS. When the Spanish American War was declared his services were solicited by the International Christian commission of NY city to represent it in the US Volunteer camps. During the yellow fever scourge in Cuba, Mr EVERS was one of the few Christian workers who refused to leave their posts, preferring to remain to aid the sick and bury the dead. He was also general secretary of

the first regular army YMCA in this country. He came here from Allegheny City, PA where he was pastor of Trinity P. M. Church.


Mr Frank R. WENNER and Miss Rhoda J. NICHOLS were made man and wife yesterday at the parsonage of St Mark's Lutheran Church by Rev. John A. BENDER. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Emma NICHOLS. They will reside at 137 South Everett Ave after their honeymoon.


Mrs Jane DAVIS, of North Garfield Ave received the sad news of the death of her bother, John A. DAVIS of Ellsworth, PA which occurred on Monday night.


William the 4 year old son of Mr & Mrs George CONNERY of 135 Grant Ave died Monday night. The funeral will be today with burial in Cathedral Cemetery.


Paul the 3 year son of Mr & Mrs Henry SCHREKA of Sherman Ave died Monday from scarlet fever, a private funeral will be today.


Adjutant James NANKEVILLE of the Salvation Army has been asked by headquarters to locate William KNOWLES who came to this city from England 14 years ago. His daughter in the old country desires him to return home and has asked the aid of the army in finding him. At one time he resided on Hyde Park Ave.


Mrs Mary MC GEE and John SHAUGHNESSY of Rebecca Ave, accompanied by Mrs BARRETT of Fern Grove, are in Philadelphia.


Mrs Norman BELLES formerly of this place, Moosic died at her home in Buffalo on Monday. The funeral will be held from Old Forge Thursday May 28th with burial in Marcy Cemetery.


Mr George MILLER, of Philadelphia, Mrs Thomas STOUT of Hawley, Mrs Charles GATES, of Carbondale were visitors at the home of their sister Mrs James W. LEVAN.


A host of friends sympathize deeply with Dr J. C. DECKER of Nicholson, in the loss of his wife and father.


Thursday, May 28, 1908


Mr & Mrs Watson W. YOUNG of 1633 Pittston Ave are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl.


Arrangements have been completed for Memorial Day observance by the committee of the Grand Army Posts. There will be a arrangements placed on soldiers graves in all the cemeteries in Scranton and vicinity. The year's dead Are:

Charles ELY May 31 H. C. HARRINGTON July 15

Geo. S. BROCK August 2 William HAYWARD Aug 20


F. M. SIMPSON Nov 20 Amos WASHER Dec 19

William DAVIS Dec 25 James E. CHANDLER Dec 27


So far this year these have died:

John GEHERN Jan 1 Dr A. VAN CLEEF Jan 11

Simon RHODES Jan 19 Patrick MC CORMACK Jan 27

S. M. SLOAT Jan 30 M. GLANCY Feb 1

George E. STEDGE Feb 6 Stephen MOONEY Feb 10

Dr. T. M. SENDERLING Feb 26 Forest COOPER Mar 8

A. W. ATHERTON Mar 14 Adam PANTEL Mar 14

A. M. PRICE Apr 26 Charles MORTON May 1

Morgan LAKE May 12 Samuel SCHOENER May 18

Captain John HORN May 26


Harry CLOWER, a carpenter employed by the Wilkes Barre Construction Company and lived on Main Street of that city, fell beneath a heavy truck yesterday having both legs severed above the knee. He was hurried to the Mercy Hospital but died a few minutes after his arrival.


Mary the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Vernon TUTTLE of 1509 Myrtle Street died yesterday of appendicitis, age 9 years, 5 months. Her parents have been afflicted during the past year, three daughters dying with that period. Only one child, a son Frederick is left them in their bereavement. The funeral will be Saturday with burial in the family plot in Dunmore Cemetery.


There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday evening at the First Welsh Baptist Church in loving remembrance of the following brothers and sisters member of the church who have departed from this life during June 15, 1905-June 5, 1908. The names appear in alphabetical order.

Mrs J. R. DAVIS, Price Street William DAVIS, Bellevue

Mrs Ruth EDWARDS, Lafayette Street Mrs Elizabeth EVANS, Ninth Ave

Mrs Margaret EVANS, Acker Ave Mrs Evan J. EVANS, Bellevue

Mrs Charlotte GRIFFITH, Decker's Court Mrs Mary GRIFFITH, Corbett Ave

Mrs Thomas HOWELLS, Washburn Street Mrs Elizabeth ITCHINGS

Mrs Ann J. JONES, Eynon Street Mrs Ann JONES, Cherry Street

Mrs Charles JONES Mrs Ann LYSHON

William PHILLIPS, Jackson Street Mrs Jane D. REESE, Bellevue




Jacob KOCH, an old resident died at his home 1908 Price Street on Tuesday at the age of 68. He came to this city in 1851 and well known in German fraternal circles. He is survived by his widow, five children, Mrs Anna BARTH, Mrs Henrietta SMITH, Mrs Charles IFFLAND, Mrs Christian HESS and George KOCH, also nine grandchildren. The funeral will be Friday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Miss Helen RENHOLTZ died yesterday at the home of Mrs BUSH, 1014 Oxford Street, age 17 years.


The remains of the late John Abel DAVIS of Ellsworth, PA who died in a hospital in Pittsburg arrived in this city yesterday and were taken to the home of the deceased's sister, Mrs Jane DAVIS, 324 North Garfield Ave where the funeral will be conducted on Friday. Interment will be in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs Jacob HILDERBRANDT and daughter Dora will sail from NY city on Saturday for a visit to Germany. This is the first visit of Mr & Mrs HILDERBRANDT back to their birthplace since they came to this country 42 years of age.


Friday, May 29, 1908


Word was received here of the death in Port Jervis, NY of William J. MILLER, son of Mr & Mrs Edward MILLER, of Scott Township. The deceased was an engineer on the Erie Railroad and lived in this area before going to Port Jervis. He is survived by his wife, his parents, three brothers, Edward of Elizabeth, NJ, Charles of Carbondale, Frank of Scott and one sister, Mrs E. SMITH of Susquehanna.


Miss Emma GRABOWSKIE of 1805 Stafford Ave was united in marriage to Christ PHILLIPS of 519 Cedar Ave at the Christ Lutheran Church on Cedar Ave, yesterday. The bridesmaids were Miss Hattie SENDLER and Mary GOGOLIN of Stafford Ave and the groomsmen Paul GRABOWSKIE, brother of the bride and John SNYDER. Four little flower maidens, Hilda GRABOWSKIE, Hilda GETZ, Verna BARNICKEL and Emma WITKE.


Mrs Mary MANWEILER, 78, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Henry BEADWICK 1913 Beech Street. She was born in 1830 and is survived by one daughter, Mrs Henry BEADRICK and one son Jacob. The funeral will be Sunday. (NOTE: different spellings of BEADWICK/BEADRICK) Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.


Mrs Elizabeth HOFFMAN 721 Alder Street celebrated her 61st birthday on Wednesday and was tendered a pleasant surprise by several members of the German Methodist Episcopal Church.


Mrs Peter BERTLE of Birch Street was given a 35th birthday party by her friends.


Mr Fred HALL of Sterling married Miss Mary E. BORTREE of Sterling on May 27th.


Thomas ARMSTRONG died in Scranton on May 28th at his residence 521 Larch Street. He is survived by his widow and five daughters, Mrs J. G. WARSEL, Mrs A. J. HARRIS, Mrs B. SMITH, Misses Margaret and Sarah ARMSTRONG.


Tom BARRETT of 416 Broadway, employee at the Standard Brewery was severely cut on the hand with a broken bottle yesterday.


Mrs Charles A. CROSSLEY of 1005 Mulberry St has left the city for a visit with her mother, Mrs N. A. WHITTEMORE who resides at Bridgeport, CT.


Two drowning's in Dickson City, one young man dead the other brought back to life after heroic work. Drs JONES and BILLHEIMER restored to life William GREEN a small lad but Joseph RENSCAVAGE did not make it. It took 6 hours to recover the body. RENSCAVAGE, 21 was bathing with companions in the Bird's-eye Pond near Throop and was seized with cramps. His parents who live on Morgan Street were notified. William GREEN 12, residing with his parents was bathing with some friends when he sank into the depths of the pond. He had gone down twice and was on the way the third time when he was grabbed by the hair and brought to the shore where the doctors applied artificial respiration on him for a hour and a half.


The Spanish War Veterans will hold a Memorial Service on Saturday and deck the graves of their departed comrades with flowers. Members who have died during the year:

Palmer L. WILLIAMS Corporal, Co F 13 Regiment Washburn Street Cemetery

Thomas MORRIS Sgt, Co F, 5th Reg, US Vol. " "

Arthur J. BEGGS, Private, Co B, 13th Ref " "

Thomas EGAN Private, Co E, 13th Reg Minooka Cemetery

John FORKIN Co, F, 13th Reg Washburn Street Cemetery

William BECKMAN Private, Co F, 13th Reg Dunmore Cemetery

Frank ROBLING, Jr Capt. Co C, 13th Reg " "

Henry MURRAY Private, Co C, 13th Reg Dunmore Catholic Cemetery



Raymond LISK Private, Co D 13th Reg

William G. CRETOR Private, Co C, 13th Reg, PA Volunteers

William J. DAVIES Private, Co F, 13th Reg, " Sept 3, 1903



Isaac BROWN Regimental quartermaster sergeant, 13th Reg, PA Volt

David FELDMAN Private, Co C, 13th Reg, PA Volunteers



August Anthony RENNELL Private, Co A, 13th Reg, PA Volunteers



Michael J. MC ANDREW Private, Co G, 13th Reg US Regular Infantry



James I. DUFFY Corporal, Co D, 28th Reg, US Infantry



Richard WALSH Private, Co B, 1st Reg, US Infantry Aug 23, 1901



Harry L. PEASE Private, Co H, 8th Reg, US Infantry Died in service



Sylvester DETRICK Private, Co F, 13th Reg, PA Volunteers

Joseph HELREIGLE Sgt, Co F, 13th Reg, "

Charles S. BAILEY Corporal, Co L, 3d, US Vol Engineers Died in service

Joseph B. BIRTLEY Private, Co H, 13th Reg, PA Volunteers

Burt C. CARR Corporal, Troop 1, 2d, US Cavalry, Feb 2, 1903 in service

Eli P. WHETSTONE Private, Co F, 13th Reg, PA Vol, March 12, 1904



Adolf TROSS First Sgt, Battery C., US Reg Artillery, died in service



Edward APPLENALP Private, Co E., 15th Reg, US Infantry, October 1, 1902



Henry ROTH Private, Co C, 13th Reg, PA Vol, died in service



Walter PORTER Private, Co D, 13th Reg, PA Vol

David PICKEREL Corporal, Co E, 28th Reg, US Infantry, Feb. 3, 1902

Francis E. WEBB Private, Co M., 11th US Infantry, Nov 17, 1898

George W. SUNDAY Corporal, Co C. 5th US Infantry, Nov 19, 1899

Fred PRICE Private, Battery B, 2d, US Artillery, Nov 25, 1899

William JOHNS Private, Battery 1, 6th, US Artillery, Aug 15, 1903



Lewis M. REESE Private, Co B, 13th Reg, PA Volt

Daniel TUBBS Private, Co B, 13th Reg, PA Volt, died in service

John J. POWELL Private, Co B, 13th Reg, PA Volt, died in service

Thomas W. DEGWOOD Private, Co G, 15th US Infantry, died in service



Alvin EVANS Private, Co 3, 13th Reg, PA Volt, Sept 6,1898 in service

William H. HARRIS Private, Co F. 13th Reg, PA Volt

Frank E. KEITH Private, Co A, 13th Reg, PA Volt, Oct 22, 1898 in service

George T. GRIFFITH Corporal, Co F, 13th Reg, PA Volt

Evan T. MEALE Private, Co K, 10th Reg, PA Volt

Thomas DAVIES Private, Co B, 9th Reg, PA Volt

Timothy E. JONES Private, Co D, 13th Reg, PA Volt

Charles F. THOMAS Bugler, Co B, 13th Reg, PA Volt

Edward JAMES Private, Co H, 9th Reg, PA Volt

Lewis RICHARDS Private, Co F, 13th Reg, US Infantry, died in service

William R. JAMS Private, Troop L, 5th Reg, US Calvary



James J. DWYER Private, Co B, 13th Reg, PA Volt, died in service

John J. HAYES Musician, Co C, 13th Reg, PA Volt

Edward RYAN Private, Co H, 11th, US Infantry

William HENIGHAN Private, Co K, 11th US Infantry

William LOUGHNEY Private, Co I, 1st US Vol Engineers

Joseph MORAN Private, Co G, 15th Reg, US Infantry

Edward CONNERY Private, 11th US Infantry

Henry HART Private, 11th US Infantry

? DUFFY Private, 11th US Infantry

Augustus MC MULLEN Private, Co D, 36th Reg, US Infantry

Dennis RUANE Private, Co H, 9th Reg, PA Volt

Edward J. MC MANUS Private, Co M, 15th Reg, US Infantry

Joseph BURKHOUSE Private, Co E, 13th Reg, PA Volt

John H. JORDAN Private, Co K, 15th US Infantry, died from wounds received

In action

Richard SHAUGHNESSY Private, US Marine Corps

James GERRITY Private, US Reg Infantry

Patrick WHITE Private, US Marine Corps



Thomas F. BANNON Private, Co H, 5th US Infantry, died in service

Thomas ROGAN Private, Co F, 9th Reg, US Infantry

William D. NORTON Private, Co E, 15th US Infantry

Seth FALLON Private, 5th US Infantry


Charles Haven JOHNSON, only surviving child of Prof JOHNSON the well known musician died on Wednesday at Bloomsburg after a lingering illness. The young man had been ailing for some weeks from diabetes and Wednesday took a turn for the worse. Prof. JOHNSON was notified and left immediately for Bloomsburg but arrived after he had passed away. He was the only child of Prof JOHNSON, born in this city 27 years ago and a druggist. He is survived by his father. The funeral service will be conducted at the home of J. E. WELLIVER, Leonard Street Bloomsburg on Saturday. Interment will be in the family plot in Cameron County.


Attorney Asa S. KEELER is farming out on his lots on Wyoming Ave. He will start for New Haven, CT on Thursday where he and his friend Ross C. HERRICK, Jr will spend a week taking in ball games, boat races and etc and visit Paul Independence KEELER, who is a student of Yale College.


Saturday, May 30, 1908


Mr & Mrs George EVERY of Salem Ave had a daughter.


Mrs E. C. ALVORED is visiting in Honesdale.


Bert CHRISTIAN, died yesterday at Emergency Hospital of typhoid fever. He was 21 and a native of Carbondale. He is survived by his wife and one child, his parents and two sisters all of this city. He lived at 30 Clark Ave.


Eleanor, 3 years, the daughter of Dr & Mrs H. F. REYNOLDS who had gone to CA last fall has died at Riverside of stomach problems. She was their only child.


Announcements are out on a wedding to take place in June. Miss Helen Maude HAIGH daughter of Mr & Mrs William HAIGH of 42 Belmont Street and Prof. Thomas W. LOFTUS, vice principal and a member of the High School faculty in this city will be married. The bride elect is a graduate of the local high school and a remarkable musician.


Mr & Mrs Edward STEWART of Jefferson Ave had a son.


The young child of Mr & Mrs Walter LEWIS died at their home on Tuesday evening.


Miss Hazel OSBORN of Dalton was married to William FRICHTNER of Dalton at the home of her father, George OSBORN at Endicott, NY the first of the week.


Rev & Mrs Floyd LEACH of NY and his mother, Mrs Freeman LEACH of Chinchilla were visitors in Dalton recently.


Colonel Austin Barclay BLAIR, one of this city's sterling citizens died at his home, corner of Jefferson Ave and Mulberry Street yesterday. Heat prostration which he suffered while sitting with some friends in the lobby of Hotel Jermyn, hastened his death. He was born in Marksborough, NJ, September 23, 1838 and was nearly 70 years of age. He received his education there and later taking courses at Blair Academy at Blairstown, NJ and Princeton University graduating in 1866. He has been a resident of this city for over 50 years and vice president of Scranton Savings. He had been a private in the original Company D, Thirteenth Regiment, and served for seven years rising from private to colonel. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Country Club and the Scranton Club. Surviving members include his wife, two daughters, Mrs Frank J. PLATT and Miss Alice BLAIR, one son, James BLAIR, Jr, assistant cashier of the Scranton Savings bank, two sisters, Mrs J. A. LINEN and Mrs H. A. COURSEN. The funeral will be from the home on Sunday with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.

He was of Scotch descent, his ancestors coming to this country in the latter part of the eighteenth century settled in NJ.


Testimony was taken yesterday before Judge M. F. SANDO of the Orphans' Court in the will contest for the estate of the late Adam THOMPSON, the contestants alleging that THOMPSON was of unsound mind at the time the will was making Attorney W. M. CURRY executor and trustee under his last will and testament. George B. THOMPSON, a son of the deceased, Mrs Franc T. VAIL, a daughter and George E. PRYOR a grandson are contesting the will seeking to have Mr CURRY deposed from the position of executor and trustee of the estate real personal and mixed. Former Judge KELLY represents the heirs and Clarence BALENTINE is counsel for Mr CURRY. Mr THOMPSON died October 1, 1906 and eight days later a will drawn up on August 18, 1905 was admitted to probate. He was 84 at the time of his death and relatives say that he was wandering. The heirs object to that portion of the will which says:

"That George B. THOMPSON and Franc T. VAIL shall receive the income from the estate only during their lives, and George E. PRYOR nothing until after the death of THOMPSON at which time he shall receive one eight of the estate, provided the death of THOMPSON shall not occur before 1926. But should THOMPSON die before 1926, then PRYOR shall receive only 1/8 of the income from the estate until 1926, when he shall receive 1/8 of the estate itself." Mrs Franc T. VAIL was the first witness and his daughter. She said he lived at 222 Adams Ave and he promised her mother that he would give his property on Gibson Street to her brother George. Dr H. E. VAIL, a grandson, who practiced in New Zealand and Australia before locating to this city was the next witness. He said the testator was of unstable mind at the time of his death. Former Sheriff Clarence E. PRYOR who is now a resident of Philadelphia, and whose wife was a daughter of THOMPSON was next witness. He stated the testator's mind wandered at times and did not fully understand making of his will. There is a estate valued at $100,000 at stake and the court will make a decision later.


Six policemen and detectives are named to take effect June 1st.

Herman J. EHRHARDT 540 Adams Ave

Emil KILEACH 1445 Thackeray Street

William J. SWARTZELL 415 Mahon Court

George E. BREESE 1309 Capouse Ave

Robert LLOYD 2117 Rockwell Place

Acting Detective Thomas CONNERY was at the same time appointed a permanent detective, David DAVIS and Robert DIETER being the others. Reserve Patrolman HOPKINS was appointed a regular patrolman.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Harry NIEMEYER of Oram Street.


A daughter has been born to Mr & Mrs Samuel GINADER of South Seventh Ave.


Mr Lieweilyn J. HUGHES, son of Mr & Mrs John J. HUGHES was united in marriage to Miss BLODWEN ??, daughter of Mr & Mrs E. R. JENKINS?? of Main Street. Last evening at the home of the Rev. D. C. EDWARDS pastor of the Welsh Baptist Church.


Mr & Mrs F. H. STILES has issued cards to the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Ann to Mr Harry Wilson TOWNSEND, the ceremony to take place at their residence, 709 Adams Ave, Saturday, June 13th, 8 PM.


Sunday, May 31, 1908


John HANUSLEWIC, 22, Austrian, lies dead in his room in Fell Township, under circumstances shrouded in mystery. A man who was in his room when the deed was done, John LUCKO, 18, year old Austrain is missing.


Miss Helen GILLETTE and Mr Lewis VANNING of Moosic were married last Monday evening.


Miss Bertha SANDERS, daughter of Mr & Mrs M. E. SANDERS of 1516 Church Ave died yesterday after a lingering illness. She has appendicitis about two years ago, had an operation but never fully recovered, pleurisy set in next. She graduated from Scranton High School in 1899. Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, William and Edgar of this city. Her father is the editor of the times. The funeral will be Tuesday from the house with burial in Dunmore Cemetery.


William the 4 year old son of Mr & Mrs George CONNERY of 135 Grant Ave died Monday. The funeral was Wednesday with burial in Cathedral Cemetery.


Paul the 3 year old son of Mr & Mrs Henry SCHREKA of Scranton Ave died Monday from scarlet fever, the private funeral was held on Wednesday.


Monday, June 1, 1908


Mrs Carrie STONE, wife of Allison M. STONE, of 29 Darte Ave died Sunday at the City Private Hospital. She had surgery two weeks ago to remove a tumor. She was 45 and born at Girdland, Wayne Co but had lived here many years. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs Harry R. STATES and Mrs M. B. STONE of this city.


Michael HOPKINS passed away on Saturday at Emergency Hospital as a result of exposure and debilitated condition of his system. He was found in the woods near Tompkinsville where he lad lain for 3 days. He was 40 years of age and survived by two sisters and two brothers, John and Peter HOPKINS all of this city. The funeral will be Tuesday from the home of his sister, Mrs Patrick MC DONOUGH on Mill Street.


Mr & Mrs E. A. BEEMER and little son Ellis T., spent Memorial day at their home of their parents on South Main Street.


Hon. John NEALON, former mayor of Carbondale, past master for two terms, prominent business man for many years, oldest native born resident of the city of Carbondale, passed away last night at the family residence, 62 South Church Street. His death was due to general breakdown, incident to his advanced age. He was born in this city 79 years ago and the oldest surviving native of the place. In April 1856 he

married Miss Mary MOFFIT, daughter of Patrick MOFFIT, early mercantile merchant of this city. He established the brewery known as the Peter Krantz department of the Central Pennsylvania. He disposed of this to the late Stephen NEALON and Michael LOFTUS. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Alida NEALON, registry clerk at the local post office, two sons, Deputy Postmaster John M. NEALON and James NEALON of

this city, and three sisters, Mrs Catherine MC TIGHE, Mrs Mary BARRETT, and Mrs Bridge DUFFY all of Scranton. Two other sons of the deceased, Rev. William A. NEALON and Frank NEALON are now deceased. The funeral will be Wednesday with mass in St Rose Church, interment in St Rose Cemetery.


William A. PEARSON whose death occurred in Schenectady was a former resident of Scranton. He came to Scranton in 1870 and entered the D L & W railroad shops as an apprentice in the machine shop, later becoming one of the best workers in that department. He went west and connected with the mechanical departments of several western roads, later returning and becoming superintendent of the marine department of

the Dickson Manufacturing Company for several years. After he went with the Boies Wheel Company. In 1893 he went to Schenectady and entered the employ of the General Electric Company as general superintendent which he held until his death.


John RINK, farmer of Benton Township died on Saturday of heart trouble. He is survived by his widow and eight children, five boys and 3 girls, Kathryn, of Scranton, Edward of Wilkes Barre, William, George and Anna of Scranton, Fred, May and John RINK, Jr at home.


Fearing blindness more than death, John CRANE of Avoca, a mining contractor threw himself out of the 3rd story window of a Philadelphia institution where diseases of the ear and eye are attended, the fall killed him. He was 68 and had been acutely insane after learning there was no hope of saving him from total blindness.


George E. REYNOLDS, 62, died yesterday from a stroke. He was the foreman for the Price & Howarth Lumber concern. He resided with his family at 415 Ash Street. His wife and one son, Harry A. REYNOLDS of 1750 Madison Ave, Dunmore, survive him. He was a native of Dundaff, PA, the funeral will be Wednesday from the home of his son in Dunmore.


Mrs Annie BLACK, an old well known resident died on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Jacob HENRY, 108 South Fillmore Ave. She was a widow and mother of Councilman, James BLACK and William BLACK of Frink Street and Mrs HENRY. The funeral will be today with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Joseph WILKES, a well known huckster died at his home, 819 Hampton Street on Saturday as the result of an abscess of the lungs. He was 42 and survived by his wife and one stepson, George PHILLIPS. The funeral will be Tuesday with services in the German Presbyterian Church on Chestnut Ave, burial will be in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Marguerite, the young daughter of Mr & Mrs Benjamin PRICE, 214 North Fillmore Ave died of scarlet fever yesterday. The funeral will be private with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


Helen the 6 months old daughter of Mr & Mrs Michael GERRITY of 2624 Jackson Street died on Saturday. The funeral was yesterday.


Jean the two year old son of Mr & Mrs John FITZPATRICK of Jackson Street and Fillmore Ave died of scarlet fever on Saturday. The funeral was private with burial in Cathedral Cemetery.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Thomas CULKIN of South Van Buren Ave.


Mrs Edward STARK, who was a Miss FLOREY died at her home at Lake Carey during the week. She is survived by a family of children the youngest of whom is 3.


Mr & Mrs John T. BOYCE had a on May 27th, Wednesday in Chinchilla.


Tuesday, June 2, 1908


Arman ROSS, an Italian who is a boarder at 6 Fallbrook Street died at the Emergency Hospital on Sunday night from brain fever. He was 23 and had only been in the country for two months. No relatives known here, the funeral will take place this morning with burial in St Rose Cemetery.


Mr & Mrs James J. GORMAN of the west side had a son and Mr & Mrs William SURDOVAL of Pearl Street also had a son.


Miss Beatrice WEILAND, daughter of contractor and Mrs G. W. WEILAND and Perry THOMAS of Providence were on Friday united in marriage at NY, they will reside in Providence.


Miss Cordelia BARRETT has resigned as postmistress of the Priceburg post office. Miss Carrie HALL will succeed her.


Mr & Mrs GILGALLON had a son in Priceburg.


Miss Elizabeth LOFTUS of Olyphant spent Sunday as the guest of Miss Julia LANGAN.


Rev & Mrs MC MILLIAN welcomed a little girl to the parsonage to brighten their home.


Mrs Martha HALSTEAD died on May 16th at the home of her sister, Mrs J. S. BEICHER. She is survived by four sisters and a host of friends.


A third death has occurred on Cedar Ave within the past two weeks, John MEYER of 726 Cedar Ave died Sunday night, May 31st. He was 74 and one of the oldest and best known German residents of the city. He was born in 1833 in Westphalia, Germany and sailed for America at the age of 20. Most of his life was spent in Scranton and he was connected with the Nay Aug Tribe of Red Men # 140, and the Odd Fellow's branch No 413 or 418? He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs Frank TURNER also the following grandchildren, John, Eva, June, Rose, Jennie and Grace TURNER. The funeral will be held Wednesday with burial in the Pittston Ave Cemetery.


Marriage Licenses

Ignatias J. DONNELLY, Dunmore Sadie L. LAPPAN, Scranton

George B. BATE, Carbondale Mary A. STERN, Carbondale

Peter J. DOUGHERTY, Scranton Sarah FAGAN, Dickson City

Horatio U. JONES, Scranton Jessie JONES, Scranton



The death of William A. PEARSON, chief architect and superintendent of the General Electric Company os Schenectady, NY occurred last Tuesday morning. A few weeks ago in the company of his niece he went to Virginia in hopes of regaining his health. He was the son of William A. and Margaret PEARSON and was born in Athens, Bradford Co, PA, July 2, 1855. From working in Scranton he went to Omaha, Neb. As civil engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad where he remained for 3 years. He went on to Virginia City to become superintendent on the Comstock where he remained 3 years. He resigned and went on to engage in mining in NY. From this position he resigned to become superintendent of the marine department of the Dickson Manufacturing Co at Scranton, later to a similar position with the Boice Wheel Company. In 1892 he came then to Schenectady to accept a position with the General Electric Company where he remained until his death as chief engineer. He was prominent in Masonic circles, also the Royal Arcanum. He married in 1885 to Miss Mary BURNS who died a year later, in 1888 he married Miss Helen FRANKLIN who died in 1896. He is survived by one sister Mrs Lucy A. CORDEAUX and her daughter Miss Helen CORDEAUX of Schenectady together with the widow nephews and nieces of his brother, Hiram who died two years ago; W. A. PEARSON, Sailor J. PEARSON, Harold PEARSON, Mrs Edward MILLER of this city and Miss Helen Cordezux PEARSON. The remains will be brought to this city were services were held at Forest Hill Cemetery on Thursday.


Henrietta Richardson EVANS wife of William G. EVANS, was stricken with apoplexy at her home 1366 Penn Ave at a late hour last evening. She suffered a stroke about a year ago. She is survived by her husband a well known employee of the Scranton Street Railway Co, and one son Earl.


Miss Sadie LOFTUS of Toronto, Canada became the bride of Dr L. J. DONNELLY of this city at St Peter's Cathedral yesterday. After their trip out west they will reside in Dunmore, Mr DONNELLY is a physician at the Scranton Private Hospital. They met when Mrs DONNELLY entered the hospital five years ago to take up a regular course in nursing.


Michael J. QUINN of Brockwayville had died and police are attempting to locate two sisters in this city.


Mrs William H. MOTT died in Scranton on May 30th. The funeral will be June 2nd at the Adams Ave Chapel, corner NY Street and Adams Ave, interment at Kizer's Cemetery.


Anthony, the 18 month old son of Mr & Mrs Joseph ROKOSKY swallowed a hazel nut and choked to death despite efforts to save him. The accident happened at 118 Morris Court on Sunday afternoon. The funeral will be Wednesday with burial in the cemetery at Throop.


Mr & Mrs Meredith JONES of 205 North Main Ave announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Jessie to Mr Valance JONES which will take place at the bride elect's home on Wednesday.


Mr Edward DEACONS of 2010 Wayne Ave, North End and Mrs John H. ROBERTS of 325 North Hyde Park Ave were united in marriage Saturday evening at the home of the bride by the Rev. W. R. EDWARDS, pastor of the Tabernacle Congregational Church. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr & Mrs John T. JONES and Mrs Giles COLE.


Joseph SHIELDS, son of Mr & Mrs Patrick SHIELDS of Lafayette Street, a third yeoman in the paymaster's department, US Navy is spending a 10 day furlough with his parents.


Mrs Margaret BROWN of Plymouth has returned home after spending a few days with Miss Mary BARRETT of Grove Street.


Alexander LAIRD of Main Street, Avoca, son of Mr & Mrs Edward LAIRD is among the graduates of the Wyoming Seminary this year.


The marriage of Miss Katie MALONEY of York Ave and Thomas WALSH has been announced to take place this month.


Wednesday, June 3, 1908


Miss Josephine MERRICK of Gordon Ave was united in marriage to Nelson Charles COOK of Church Street last evening in the St Rose Church. The bride was attended by Miss Nellie MAGUIRE and the groom by James LYNCH.


Leah STEELE and Frederick PRICE were united in marriage yesterday at the home of the former, 77 River Street by Rev. Dr HALL pastor of the First M. E. Church. They were attended by Mr & Mrs J. W. RIVENBURG.


Adam STRACH, a giant in size and strength was shot and killed by his little much abused wife at their home in Pringle Hill near Wilkes Barre yesterday because he tried to beat her. The Chief of Police KILEEN took her into custody at her home but let her return to the home of her seven little children, the youngest being 18 months the oldest 13 years. After a second hearing the bail was withdrawn and the children placed under the care of Mrs BERTELS of the United Charities. The STRACH family went to Wilkes Barre from Carbondale about two years go. The husband had left his wife before and was living at Tyre, PA under the assumed name of Anthony PALKE. He was arrested for neglecting his family, he went home again and started drinking once more.


Former Scrantonian is found murdered. A body of a man supposed to be Mr John WARNER a boiler rmaker of Allegheny was found floating in a canal at Weverton, MD, marks on the body lead the police to believe the man was a victim of foul play. Arthur WARNER of 723 Stone Ave stated he had a brother John WARNER who had been working at Allegheny for the last two years.



Harry J. PROCTOR, Carbondale Margaret K. WINTERS, Carbondale

Thomas EVANS, Olyphant Mary MORRIS, Olyphant

Harry WIRZ, Elmhurst Anna CACHZA, Elmhurst

George ROBINSON, Dickson City Margaret GIBSON, Dickson City

George F. SMITH, Falls Mary A. ELLSWORTH, Falls

William J. MORAN, Scranton Mary CREEDON, Scranton

Noah CLARKS, Jessup Emma SMITH, Jessup

M. K. GREENE, Fleetville Cora M. CROSBY, Scranton

Abner T. JONES, Philadelphia Emma GABLE, Scranton


Elizabeth M. MUFFLEY was granted a divorce yesterday from William A. MUFFLEY.


Alleging that three wills had been made by Mrs Bridget SCOTT, whose death occurred at Archbald some months ago, Mrs Mary ROCHE, daughter of the decedent began a contest yesterday. The hearing will take place July 10th.


Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Mabel Hulda JAYNE, daughter of Mr & Mrs B. T. JAYNE, Green Ridge Street to Mr Andrew Robert MUIR on Tuesday evening June 16th in the Asbury Methodist Church.


Preferring to die together than to be separated in life, Mrs KARES of Paine Street, Kingston and Sabastian GYULA, a salesman for Bozack's liquor store of Wilkes Barre ended their lives together with the bliss of a kiss and the report of a pistol. Annie lived on Paine Street with her father and mother, after being deserted by her husband Michael KARES after a marriage of a few months. About 3 months ago Mrs BENEDICT the girl's mother received a letter from Europe informing her she had inherited a small fortune there. She asked Mr BOZACK to look after her claim. Mrs BOZACK being busy assigned the case to his salesman GYULA who went to Kingston to investigate the matter. He met Annie and it became love at first site, he was eventually admitted to the BENEDICT family as a boarder. The mother found out that her daughter was madly in love with GYULA and that they were going to renounce their religion. When the woman consulted a lawyer she found she would have to wait two years for her husband deserting her. That is when they decided to die together. When the mother Mrs BENEDICT a janitress at one of the Kingston school left for work the couple made plans to die along with leaving notes. When the mother returned from her job and found

the daughter still home she tried to enter the room and called neighbors to break the door down, they found the couple lying dead on the floor. In the notes left behind she requested to be buried in the Forty Fort Cemetery together with a private funeral and no flowers.


The PEASE-TINKHAM reunion will be held at Jackson at the home of Geo. PEASE, June 24, 1908.


Mr & Mrs Frank P. BRYANT of Academy Street were given a surprise party in honor of their 25th Wedding Anniversary.


George SHUSTER of North Garfield Ave and Miss Kate KINKEL of Dickson City will be united in marriage at the bride's home on Wednesday evening June 17th.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Willard APGAR of Academy Street.


Robert BARRETT of New York is visiting his parents on Jackson Street.


Mrs Jane McCullough WERT died yesterday at her home on N. Blakely Street, death resulting from an illness that has confined her to her room during the past month. She was born November 13, 1832 at Coleraine, Ireland and came to this country at the age of 12 years and lived in Philadelphia for a number of years during her early life. She married E. M. WERT in 1853 and a year later came to Dunmore. She was a sister of the late John MC CULLOUGH. Her husband E. I. WERT a veteran of the Civil War and prominent citizen of the borough died four years ago. Seven children survive their mother. They are Chief L. P. WERT of the fire department, Elhanon, John, Mrs John OSWALD, Mrs Sadler HOPKINS, Mrs A. W. CLOSE and Mrs William ZIEGLER all of Dunmore. The funeral will take place on Thursday.


A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr & Mrs Leo RAIZEL of Crown Ave.


Mr & Mrs John GRAHAM of Old Forge are rejoicing over the arrival of a son.


Beatrice MAUDE the 6 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Fred TERRY of 1605 Elizabeth Street died last Tuesday and was buried in Factoryville on Thursday.


Thursday, June 4, 1908


Mrs Thomas F. CONNELL, wife of the assistant superintendent of fire alarms of Wilkes Barre, died Tuesday after several months illness with stomach troubles. She was a native of this city and her maiden name was, Elizabeth DEEGAN. She was the daughter of Mr & Mrs Martin DEEGAN of New Cemetery Street and until her marriage to Mr CONNELL 26 years ago, resided here. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children Elizabeth, Loretta, John, Marie, Clara also by two sisters, Mrs A. J. LENAHAN of NY, and Mrs H. F. WASSMAN of this city. The funeral will be on Friday from the home on East Ross Street, a high mass will be celebrated in St Mary's Church with interment in the Hanover Cemetery.


Miss Kathryn HEALEY of South Church Street will marry Peter

MC DONOUGH of Brooklyn Street, in June.


Miss May BOLAND, daughter of Mr & Mrs James BOLAND of Washington Street will marry James ROONEY of Pittston in June.



Another wedding that will occur is that of S. A. MC MULLEN, Jr, superintendent of the Consolidated Water Supply Co of Honesdale to Miss Gertrude DENNIS, daughter of Mr & Mrs F. E. DENNIS of this city.


Also William HETTINGER to marry Miss Myrtle BLACKWELL, daughter of Nelson BLACKWELL of Salem Ave.


Tuesday evening a quiet wedding occurred at the home of Mr & Mrs James WINTERS, of Brown Hollow when their charming daughter, Margaret became the bride of Harry PROCTOR of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. David BURNHAM of Brooklyn, NY, an uncle of the bride.


Mrs Mary STERN of Dickson Hill became the bride of George H. BATE, a popular Delaware and Hudson trainman yesterday at the Presbyterian manse. They will live on Richmond Ave upon return from their wedding trip.


Mr & Mrs John CAMPBELL had a son.


Mr & Mrs Thomas TOOLAN of Green Street had a daughter.


Miss Mary MULDOON, daughter of John MULDOON of the East Side and James MORAN of Archbald were united in marriage at Sacred Heart Church yesterday.


Thomas PAYNE, 32, of Butler Street, Dunmore, scratched his knee and died of blood poison.


Mrs Margaret A. LEWIS of 120 Putnam Street was married to Mr William GRIFFITHS of 205 William Street Thursday evening at the parsonage of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church.


Mr Alexander SIMPSON, 74, former superintendent of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co and former city treasurer, died at his home, 222 East Market Street yesterday. He was born in Pottsville, February 8, 1835 and was the son of Thomas A. and Rebecca Richell SIMPSON, natives respectively of Trenton, NJ and Hamburg, NY. His grandfather, John T. SIMPSON was born in Trenton, NJ where he was a school teacher. Later removing to Pottsville he engaged in the mercantile business in the borough of Port Carbon. At the time of his death he was 83. He died in 1853 when about 55 years of age. His wife who survived him by three years passing away in 1856 was a member of an old PA German family. They were the parents of 10 children, Elizabeth, who resides in Pottsville, John T., a member of a PA Regiment in the Mexican and Civil Wars and in the employ of the Delaware and Hudson Samuel who died in infancy, William T., who passed away at Pottsville in 1893, Alexander, Mary, who died in infancy, Frank W., who enlisted as a private in the Union Army and is now an engineer for the Delaware and Hudson railroad at Olyphant, Sarah of Erie and Enoch who died in infancy. In Treverton, Mr SIMPSON married Miss Jane, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas FOULDS, who emigrated from England to PA and became mine superintendent of the Treverton Coal Co. Mrs SIMPSON was born in Derbyshire, England and was 6 when her family settled in Treverton where she resided until her marriage. Of her union with Mr SIMPSON, eight children were born, five of who attained years of maturity, Thomas A., who died in 1893 at the age of 35, Ellis R. who is in the employ of the Scranton Supply and Machinery Co, Walter M. a machinist in the Delaware & Hudson Shops and Lillie May a member of the class of 1898 of the Scranton High School.


Knowing her husband was unfaithful Mrs Jean GALLAGHER of Wilkes Barre made three unsuccessful attempts to end her life. She saw him with a woman named Rose GALLAGHER of 69 East Jackson Street.


Miss Jessie JONES, daughter of Mr & Mrs Meredith JONES of 205 North Main Ave married Mr Vallance JONES of Tresco, Susquehanna Co last evening. Miss Agnes JONES of North Main Ave a cousin of the bride and niece of the groom was the flower girl.


Stephen HARDY of Ridgewood, NJ and Miss Gertrude MOORE of 1114 Rock Street were married Wednesday morning. Miss Lena MOORE, sister of the bride was bridesmaid and her brother Mr John MOORE was the groomsman. After a trip to NY they will make their home in Ridgewood, NJ.


Mr Chas. MAYER of West mountain and Miss Annie JONES of Scranton were married last evening in the First Welsh Baptist Church, 155 South Hyde Park Ave. They were attended by Miss Lizzie HARRIS and Benjamin JONES, brother of the bride.


Mr Alfred J. JORDAN and Miss Katherine MC ANDREW were married at St Patrick's Church on Monday afternoon. Miss Mame LAVELLE and George BENDER for attendants.


Yesterday morning the family of Thomas R. PHILLIPS who went to Colorado Springs for his health some months ago, died. He and his family resided on Washburn Street, a daughter died soon after he went west. A widow and several children survive him. He was a printer and well known in this city, he remains will be brought to this city for interment.


Mr James Paul CAKE and Miss Harriet WADE were married yesterday at the home of Mrs Sarah WADE, 1127 Washburn Street. Her youngest daughter Miss Harriet N. WADE was united in marriage to James Paul CAKE of West Pittston, son of Mr & Mrs J. CAKE.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs John F. VANSTON of West Locust Street.


Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Miss Nellie, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew NEGLEY of Rendham to William WEIBEL a highly respected young man of Taylor, the marriage to take place later this month.


Mrs Eugene TRIPP died on Monday night, May 25th and was buried in Mt Bethel Cemetery on Thursday, May 28th. She left her husband to mourn her and granddaughter Mabel, son Elmer, two daughters Lillie and Elsie.


The funeral of Miss Matilda BONNERT the young lady whose death occurred a few days ago at the West mountain sanitarium, took place from the home of her uncle, Herman HAGAN, 827 Capouse Ave.


Friday, June 5, 1908


Miss Margaret BARRETT of South Church Street has been in a critical condition for several days and the attending physician entertains but slight hope for her recovery. Yesterday afternoon while changing position in her bed she sustained a broken femur. John S. NILES is her physician. Her death is momentarily expected.


Richard UDY, the caretaker of Memorial Park is looking forward to a pleasure trip to his birthplace in England. It is 37 years since he left Cornwall for the new world and this will be his first return. He will visit relatives between Plymouth and Penzance.


Mr & Mrs August BRUNNER have issued invitations to a reception to celebrate the first anniversary of their marriage.


Mrs Elizabeth WARNER, mother of John WARNER who was found dead in the river at Weverly, MD learned yesterday for the first time of the death of her son. Arthur WARNER, another son had to tell his mother. George WARNER left Scranton Wednesday to identify his brother John. At Harrisburg the funeral party will be joined by the wife of the deceased whom John WARNER left at Allegheny City on Friday of last week when he went to Baltimore seeking work. Surviving John also are his mother, four brothers and three sisters all live in Scranton.


Decrees in Divorce

Margaret MORAN against William MORAN

Maude E. DOWE against George F. DOWE

Jennie MORRIS against Albert MORRIS


Margaret LANGAN, wife of P. J. LANGAN of 229 Colfax Ave died this morning.


Miss Gertrude Elizabeth GUILD married Dr James Nelson DOUGLAS last night standing at the altar with their fathers as officiating clergymen. The Rev. Dr George E. GUILD performed the ceremony and was assisted by the father of the bride groom the Rev. Dr. S. B. DOUGLAS of Wooster, O. at the Providence Presbyterian Church. The bridesmaids were Miss Lois EXTON of Newark, Miss Etta BATES, Miss Julia HENWOOD, Miss Ruth MC DONNELL. The maid of honor was Miss Katherine CLARK of Northampton, MA. Master Jack HITCHCOCK carried the rings on a silver tray. Best man was Mr Burnham GUILD of Walton, NY, the ushers were Clark E. GUILD, Dr SNYDER, Dr MOUSEY, Messrs Robert FISH, Archer MORGAN and Dr Clarence MORSS of this city. The bride entered with her brother, Mr C. E. GUILD.


Raymond A. YAPLE, 2, son of Mr & Mrs John YAPLE of 11137 Rock Street died yesterday. Interment will be in the Stratford Ave Cemetery.


Maria PHILLIPS, 14 months old, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas PHILLIPS of 122 Morris Court died yesterday morning. The funeral will be Saturday with burial in the Washburn Street Cemetery.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs Jacob BOETH of Price Street.


Announcement has been made of the coming marriage of Mr William M. MORGAN, son of Justice of the Peace and Mrs M. B. MORGAN and Miss May DAVIES of Atherton Street to take place June 16th.


Saturday, June 7, 1908


Mr Richard DAVIS of 612 Twelfth Street is a Civil War veteran, Indian fighter and western gold miner. He enlisted as a private in the Sixth California Volunteers at San Francisco, Oct 7, 1863. Hardly had he been sworn in when the regiment left Frisco on its campaign against the Indians.Early 1864 the regiment met the reds in large number near the Humbold district on the border line between California and Oregon. Early in this fight he was shot which he carries to the present day.

He was rescued by a companion after laying unconscious on the field for over four hours. He rejoined his regiment after his recovery to join a brigade to campaign against the Confederate forces of the state. At the end of the war he mustered out and like thousands of young men of the east he joined in the gold fever with his friends going by steamer.


John MC GURREN, 22, of 616 Beech Street was killed when he investigated a dynamite blast that did not go off at first glance. He was unmarried.


Announcements were received last week of the marriage of Miss Ann Beatrice BENSON, daughter of Mrs Christopher BENSON of Syracuse, NY and Archbald W. MOSES, formerly of Eynon Street this city, on Wednesday.

Mr MOSES is the representative of the Connell Coal Co in Syracuse.


Mr & Mrs Benton JAYNE have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter Mabel HULDA to Mr Andrew Robertson MUIR on Tuesday, June 16th at Asbury Methodist Church.


Miss Ruth STILES will be married to Mr Harry Wilson TOWNSEND next Saturday at the home of her parents Mr & Mrs Frank H. STILES, 709 Adams Ave.


Mr & Mrs Frank P. BRYANT of Academy Street were given a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party.


Robert BARRETT of NY has been visiting his parents on Jackson Street.


A son has been born to Mr & Mrs John A. VANSTON of West Locust Street.


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