(extracted by Marge Gray).
Barritt's Tin Shop, Pittston, PA, T. S. BARRITT under ad 4 Jan 1866
James H. BARITT ad for his "Gent's Clothing" store 28 Apr 1864 under ad
10 Dec 1868 - Married
James E. SMITH to Miss Almyra B. HALLOCK, both of Wyoming Co, m/16 Aug 1868, Parsonage in Newton
George SMITH of Franklin & Miss Christine MONTANYE of Kingston, PA at the M. E. Parsonage of Newton on the 3rd.
17 Dec 1868: William H. SCHOONOVER, late of the boro Pittston Co of Luzerne, Letters of Testamentary, 3 Dec 1868. Mary N. SCHOONOVER and Alva TOMPKINS Extrix
John VANDENBURG m/Mrs Pheby E. DECKER on 10 Dec 1868 in Pittston. Both were from Newton Twp.
Joseph S. ELSTON m/Miss Emma S. LINN 14 Dec 1868 in Pittston, both from Plains
Jan 1869: Charles A. DURANTE m/Clara A. WILLIAMS 23 Dec 1868 in Plainsville, both of Plains
Joseph B. FURMAN m/Anna COURTRIGHT on 1 Jan 1869 at the home of the brides father in West Pittston
Robert GRAHAM m/Miss Mary CHESTER 24 Dec 1868
Mrs Ann SMILES, (22 yrs) widow of Robert SMILES d/Fri, 18 Dec 1868
Thomas YOUNG (56), of Pittston d/Sun AM, 20 Dec 1868
Thomas WHITMORE, 69, d/31 Dec 1868 West Pittston. He would have turned 69 on 1 Jan 1869, leaves a wife to mourn.
Chas. H. DORR m/Miss Louise E. SMITH, daugh of Erastus SMITH of Lackawanna on Fri, 8 Jan 1869
Mrs Sarah DAVENPORT, wife of Mordecai DAVENPORT d/24 Dec 1868 (30 yrs) in West Pittston, b/5 May 1838, Wales
George William STURMER, 76, d/Tues last week (must be abt 12 or 19 Jan 1869). He died at residence of son Capt Solomon STURMER. He was b/Germany and survived by wife abt same age. Burial West Pittson Cemetery
R.S. POOLE m/Mrs M. J. POOLE, both of Pittston, on 21 Jan 1869, at the residence of S. A.NORTHUP, Esq of Abington.
I.E. COOPER m/Miss Augusta A. DANA on 16 Jan 1869, both from Pittston
Feb 1869: Chauncy O. VAN VLEIT of Orange Co, NY m/Miss Adelia M. CARR 28 Jan 1869, West Pittston
Thomas GAMELL m/Agnes DARGAVELL 27 Jan 1869, both of Pittston
Thomas GROOVER m/Miss Matilda Endriess of Phila (no date)
Lee Clarence GREENING, infant son (9 mo) of J. I. V. And Hettie GREENING d/ 12 Feb 1869 in Pittston
James HUFFORD of Plainsville and Miss Emma WHEELER of Kingston, PA m/14 March 1869 in Carverton
Giles LEWIS m/Miss Mary E. JENKINS 18 March in Carverton, both from Exeter, PA
Albert S. GREEN of Pittston m/23 March 1869 Miss S. Emma DAVIDSON of Wyoming, in Pittston
Stephen JONES m/Miss Maggie FURMAN, 19 March 1869
Hiram T. EATON m/Miss Maria LEADER, 21 March 1869
Mrs James EVERHART d/12 March 1869, (72 yr), at her residence, Rehessen Twp, Berks Co, PA. She was the mother of J.T. and J.M. EVERHART
William JONES of Pittston m/Mrs Sarah JONES of Scranton on 28 March 1869
Charles Steel 2nd, 5 yr and 3 months, son of James & Mary A. SPEERING died of scarlet fever on 25 March, Thurs PM
Tommie, 4 yrs, only child of Rev & Mrs J. II SARGERT d/14 Apr 1869 after a illness of a few hrs. He died in the Presbyterian Parsonage in Newton.
James T. SHARKEY m/Miss Florence G. RICE 22 Apr 1869 at the home of her step-father William SIMPSON, in Pittston.
Samuel FEAR of Pittston m/Miss Elvira A. JONES of Exeter, PA at the home of her father, on 22 Apr 1869.
Elizabeth NEYLE, wife of James JIFINS, Jr, d/ 10 Apr 1860 after a short illness, was nearly 43 yrs. The 4th child of Lewis HOWELL of St. Donat's Wales, and Anna his wife. She lived the past 20 yrs of her life in this country living in the house of her bro Lewis HOWELL, Jr to Henry EVAN who was lived a happy 13 yrs of marriage at Pittston. After 5 yrs of widow hood, a loss of a husband and two children, she then married in Sept last James JIFINS, Jr of Scranton
Lewis S. STRALES m/Miss Mary A. LAMPMAN 24 Apr 1869 at the Presbyterian Parsonage.
J. S. LAZARUS m/Miss Ella GOULD Saturday at 3 at the home of her father in Leavenworth City. (Bef Thurs, 13 May 1869)
W. C. MC CORMICK of Milton, m/Miss H. Mide BROWN of Pittston, 4 May 1869 in Sunbury.
Washington PRICE m/Miss Lizzie JONES on 16 May 1869 at the residence of Mrs Catharine PRICE in Plainsville, both were from that area.
Harry Franklin DAVENPORT, 1 yr, 11 mo, 14 days, only child of Elijah and Fannie DAVENPORT d/in West Pittston. (Abt May 1869, no date given)
Mrs Sarah Tuthill PERKINS d/at Wyoming, PA, 27 Apr 1869. She was b/4 Apr 1793, 2 miles from where she died at age 77 yrs. She had been twice married. Payne PETTEBONE Sr was the first, David PERKINS who predeceased her was the 2nd. Her four children survive and mourn her. Stoughton PETTEBONE, Esq of Niagara, NY; Payne PETTEBONE, Esq of Wyoming; Mrs J. T. FELLOWS, of Hyde Park, and Mrs E. SHAFER of Wyoming.
Morgan D. LEWIS of Toledo, OH m/Miss Flora A. SMITH, eldest daugh of Ex-Commissioner, A.C. SMITH of Cobleskill, NY on 18 May 1869 at the National Hotel.
Peter CORSELINS m/Miss Octavia E. FITCH 14 May 1869, all from Newton.
Peter BEISEL d/in Conyngham on the 13th inst. In his 73rd yr of life. Burial was at the church yard of the Presbyterian Church.
Aaron BRADSHAW, 35 d/Monday, 24 May 1869. He had been a soldier in the late War of the Rebellion. Burial was in the Jenkins & Harding Cemetery, the 26th, services handled by Post 89.
Zepheniah KNAPP, aged 80 yrs, 9 mo, 24 days, died 19 May 1869 at his residence in Pittston. He came from Columbia, NY with his grandfather, Zepeniah KNAPP when he was but 8 yrs old, and predeceded his father by one year, who settle above Spring Brook in 1797. Was a soldier in the War of 1812. He twice married (no names listed) and seven of his nine children survive him, one daugh in Kankakoo, IL one in Washington Co, Texas and rest reside in the Wyoming Valley.
On Wed last, Master Wm. LYTON, was run over by a coal train when he attempted to jump on a passing train and missed. Dr O'Mally was called but the boy expired.
Thomas RAMMAGE, a scotchman about 50 yrs of age, married and father of six children, the eldest being 12 yrs of age committed suicide (Sat morning last) cutting this throat from ear to ear. He came from Canada abt 5 or 6 yrs ago had been recently discharged from services at the PA Coal Company.
J. A.A. BURSCHEL of Dunmore, PA m/ Annie LUCHSINGER of Pittston, PA on Wed evening, 9 June 1869 in Pittston. Peter BURSCHEL, a celebrated German Brewer is the father of the groom.
William LOVE, 85, died on Sat evening last, 12 June 1869 in Pittston. He was b/Wyoming 1784 and had been the oldest inhabitant of the area. He was buried next to his wife who predeceased him by 12 yrs. Soldier in the War of 1812 having been drafted. Drew a warrant for 160 acres of bounty land. He outlived the last of his family of his own generation by ten years. Eight children survived him, his marriage was of 51 yrs.
Mrs Daniel FLICKINGER of Mahoning Twp was killed Tues last by falling in the roof of the ground cellar.
Mathias RUBENACH, a shoemaker living in Pittston drowned last Thurs while on a hunting and fishing expedition. His boat had drifted when he was ashore, in attempting to recuse it he had cramps and drowned.
Daniel PARRY was killed at Colliery No 4, Summit Hill, on Monday last.
The daugh of Manno DEIBERT of North Whitehall died after drinking wiskey. Her mother gave her a mouthful to ease the pain of a toothache, when the mother went outside the child got the bottle and drank about a half pint, she died that night or the next day.
Daniel C. RICHARDS m/Miss Elizabeth K. KIDNEY, 20 June 1869 at the Baptist Parsonage, West Pittston. Oth were from Wilkes Barre.
New Arrival: Mr & Mrs Benjamin BEVAN, Mon morning, Master ____ BEVAN. (July 1869)
Mrs Phoebe J. KEIM, abt 32, and widow of the late Jacob KEIM of Ransom Twp d/Wed, 30 June 1869 at her residence in West Pittstion. She leaves one child a boy about 8 yrs of age.
Married, 30 June 1869, before Esq Ensign at the instigation of a warrant held in the hands of that officious gentlemen, constable Stetler, Mr George GRUVER of this place and Miss Ann ROLSTEIN, of Babylon. George was rather opposed to any such alliance, but the argument proved two persuasive for his resolution and he is now "galling" under the bounds of matrimony.
Miss Marietta BRANDOW abt 18 yrs of age drowned on Wed, 7 July 1869 at Nay Aug Falls. She was from Conesville, Schoharie Co, NY and was in the act of rescuing a companion when she lost her footing and went over the falls.
Thurs morning, 1 July 1869, Benjamin EVANS, in the employ of the PA Coal Co at No 4 Shaft was run over and killed. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn.
Martin METZGAR of Scranton m/Mrs Sarah COTTEN of Lackawanna, PA on 3 July 1869 in Lackawanna.
George W. PHILLIPS m/Miss Lizzie PETERSON on Thurs, 24 June 1869 at the Baptist Parsonage in West Pittston.
Ezra BREESE of Wyoming d/Monday, 28 June 1869. He was b/3 June 1790, Forty Fort. He was a devoted father and faithful companion.
Jacob GROSS of Nanticoke Junction m/Miss Mattie J. APPEL of Kingston on Wed 28 July at the Presbyterian Parsonage.
Mrs Sarah MC MILLAN, age 79, died 29 July 1869 in Pittston. Seventeen years ago she lived in the village of Wansockhead, Scotland where she layed her husband to rest. Her sons and widowed daugh will miss her (no names)
Eliza DAVENPORT, 29 yrs, 8 mo, 8 days, formerly of Pittston died at Belvidere on 5 Aug 1869.
Mrs Elizabeth BURNUM, 81, wife of the late Zenus BURNUM died on the 22nd inst. In Wlkes Barre. She was buried in hte Hollenbeck Cemetery.
List of Police of Pittston Borough 1869 James MC KANE, Chief
Name Name Name Patrick CRAIG E.W. MILLER John FLEMON Chas. F. STEWART George SHALLENBERGE Thos. GREEN M.W. TIGUE James GINLEY Thos. HEFFRON Wm. H. ROSENCRANS John WALSH James FITZPATRICK Thomas Harris H. OLIVE Frank MC DONNELL David C. LEIGHTON William STROH Joseph CROWELL John HIGGENS Peter P. DAILY ` Patrick WINTERS Patrick O'MALLEY Owen KELLEY John MC ANDREWS Geo. A. BUCKINGHAM John PERKIN A.G. MILLIGAN John O'MALLEY James TIGUE H. D. KEFFER Neil W. GILLESPIE John S. COSGROVE Thos. MC NAMARA Michael BUMGARDNER John TIGUE
Saiah R. TANNER of Fayetteville, Omondago Co, NY, m/Sadie A. EATON of Abingdon, PA on 26 Aug 1869 in Pittston.
James MC KENNA, a blooming youth of sixty (60) summers m/Miss Mary TIGUE, a fair damsel of fifty nine (59), both of Pittston. They married on Sat evening, 4 Sept 1869 by Rev Joseph FINNAN, pastor of the Catholic Church, Pittston.
Levi DERSHIMER and Emily, oldest daughter of L. H. LITTS, Esq, both of Ransom Valley, PA were married at home on Saturday morning, 11 Sept 1869.
John TOUGHER, fell from a moving train in Avondale, his body was completely severed. (Sept 1869)
John W. GEARY, condensed sketch of his life. Born 20 Dec 1819, near
Mount Pleasant, Westermoreland Co, PA, son of Richard and Margaret (White) GEARY, among
the most respected and influential families of PA. Educated at Jefferson College,
Canonsburg, Washington Co, PA. Studied law and was admitted to the bar. Became a Civil
Engineer. On 22 Jan 1849 was appointed by President Polk, Postmaster of San Francisco and Mail Agent,
for the Pacific Coast.
On 1 Apr 1849 arrived at San Francisco in the steamer Oregon, four months after his arrival, 1 Aug 1849 was chosen by the people, First Alcalde of San Francisco, "Judge of the First Instance".
He was the first mayor of San Francisco 1 May 1850, He returned to PA, 1 Apr 1852 and on 1 July 1856 was then appointed by President Pierce, Governor of Kansas. He arrived at Fort Leavenworth, 9 Sept 1856. On 4 March 1857 when he finds that Pres Pierce and his Secretary of War, Jefferson DAVIS are trying to force the people of Kansas a slave constitution he resigns the Governorship of Kansas and returns to PA and private life. He was then nominated for the office of Governor of PA by the Republican State Convention, and inaugurated as such, January 15,1867.
His military career, he was attached to the 2d Regiment, PA Volunteers in Apr 1845, and elected Lt Colonel of the regiment. In 1861 he and his men fight the rebels and win "The Battle of Bolivar." He is wounded in the right knee. Apr 25, 1862 is promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. 26 June 1862 takes part in" the Battle of Cedar Mountain", this time wounded in the left foot and right arm. Dec 1862 captures Winchester and in May 1863, leads his division into "Battle of Chancellorsville". July 1863 participated in the "Battle of Gettysburg". At the "Battle of Wauhatchie" he lost his eldest son, Edward R. GEARY, 19 yrs of age. In the spring of 1864 is joined to Sherman's forces in the campaign to Atlanta. After the fall of Fort Mc Allister, he is appointed by Gen. Sherman as Military Governor of Savannah. (7 Oct 1869 Issue of the paper)
Abram DRIESBACH m/Miss Lucinda DRIESBACH on 30 Sept 1869, both are from Exeter, Luzerne Co, PA.
William ARMITAGE of Pittston m/Miss Mary FOX of Ashbury, NJ on 30 Sept 1869.
Moore FURMAN, 66 yrs, 6 weeks, d/ 5 Oct 1869 of dropsy at the residence of James SCARLE in Pittston. He had been failing in his health for the past 1 and « yrs, the body was taken to Bloomsburg.
J. R. EVANS, MD of Bloomsburg m/Mrs Mary SWETLAND, only daughter of the late Peter POLEN, Esq, of Pittston on the 13 inst in the Presbyterian Church. (Prob 13 Oct 1869)
The youngest son of William and Catherine O'MALLEY aged 1 yr 6 months d/12 Oct 1869. The funeral will take place at the residence on Williams St.
Ex-Governor Joseph RITNER, 90 yrs of age, d/Saturday at the residence of his son in Carlisle.
Mrs Abigail BLAKESLEE of Springville, celebrated her 87 birthday at home with over forty family members and friends.
On Sunday, 10 Oct 1869 in New Milford Twp, East Lake District at the house of Mr Joseph R. SUTTON, Henry H. DARROW of New Milford m/Miss Mary E. HUGGABOOM of Sanford, Broome Co, NY.
A miner named Edward JERMYN, from England, and a German, name unknown was killed in the West Pittston mine Saturday, by a fall of top coal. Both men leave families to mourn their deaths. (Abt 9 Oct 1869)
Sterling E. GRIFFIN of Newton, PA m/Miss Annie E. ACE of Milwaukie, PA at Wyoming on 16 Oct 1869.
George LOVELAND, of Wilkes Barre, PA m/Julia L. NOYES, daugh of Daniel B. NOYES at Lyme, CT on Wed, 29 Sept 1869.
Lewis H. SHALES of Lemon, Wyoming Co m/Mrs A. T. RICE of Newton, Luzerne Co in Newton on 10 Oct 1869.
Miss Fanny J. CHAPMAN of Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co, PA d/Sat evening, 16 Oct 1869 at the residence of her brother, Freeland Mansion, Upper Pittston. She was only 14 yrs old and died of heart disease.
Destruction of a Railroad Signal Tower, by Fire and a Man, his wife and Two Children Perish in the Flames. Owen FEENEY, his wife Margaret, two children, John aged 4 yrs and Martin 2 yrs where asleep when the house caught on fire from below. The smoke woke up his wife, she then woke her husband and sister. When he opened a door leading to the stairs the flames came in to the area and enveloped the family, all but the sister who jumped from the second story of the tower.
Rev A. J. COOK of the Wyoming Conference, m/Miss Maggie L. HARPER, of Sharon Springs on 11 Oct 1869 at Sharon Springs.
James P. KEENER OF Towanda, m/Kate M. DICKINSON of Scranton on 21 Oct 1869 in Pittston.
Alvin DAY, of the Sunbury American m/Miss Nellie M. JONES on Wed, 27 Oct 1869 at the home of the bride's father, Daniel JONES, West Pittston.
Ellis R. WILLIAMS m/Jennie DAVIES, daughter of David J. DAVIES, Esq of Hyde Park on Sat, 28 Oct 1869 at the residence of the bride's parents.
Mrs Margaret KIDDY, 48, wife of Robert KIDDY, d/ 15 Oct 1869 in Pittston. She was b/1822 in Scotland. Immigrated in 1848 with her husband and settled in Pittston. In 1853 they removed to Australia where they resided until 1866. In 1867 they returned to Pittston. She was much afflicted for many years and her last illness was long and severe.
Ann READ, 55 yrs of age and wife of John READ, Scotch Hill, d/27 Sept 1869 after an illness of several months.
Death by rum. A week last Saturday, three men employed at the Palo Alto Rolling Mills, left their labor at one'o clock and went to Pottsville where the 3 imbibed 3 qts of whiskey. One man was named DAVIS, another EDWARDS and the third unknown. That evening the officer noticed EDWARDS hanging on a fence, under the influence of liquor, he was arrested and taken to the station where he was found death in the morning.
Tues afternoon, a man named Charles GIVEN was killed by falling under a coal train on the Leigh and Susquehanna Railroad near Mauch Chunk. (Abt Oct 1869)
Wm. A. HOWARTH of Jersey City m/Sarah DALZELL, daughter of David DALZELL, Esq, on Thurs, 28 Oct 1869 at the residence of the bride's father, South Egremont, MA.
Andrew HOPKINS m/Miss Sarah E. MICHAELS at Wyoming on 30 Oct 1869. Both were from Milwaukie, PA.
John Benjamin EVANS, son of Benjamin and Ellen EVANS, age 3 yrs, 6 months, 23 days d/1 Nov 1869 of inflammation of the lungs.
Christian SHAFER was killed Monday evening at Buttermilk Falls, on the L.V. RR.
John LEWIS of Great Bend m/Emily A. GELATT of Thompson, on 25th ult at Susquehanna.
Jessie E. CLIFFORD m/Miss Mary SMITH on 26 utl at Factoryville. Both of Factoryville.
George JONES m/Miss Jennie BROWN on the 3d inst.
Calvin VAIL m/Miss Caroline R. GARDNER, both of Scott, on the 6th inst.
Judson DIEFENDORF m/Miss Josie ROBERTS on the 2d, inst at the residence of the bride's father in Cobleskill.
James W. BOER of Herrick, Bradford Co m/Miss Collie SHARRER of Pike, Bradford Co on 2 Nov 1869 at the M.E. Parsonage in Centremoreland, Wyoming Co.
George C. COON of Ransom, Luzerne Co, m/Miss Jennie L. MOORE on 4 Nov 1869 at the residence of the bride's father in Northumberland, Wyoming Co.
James W. MOFFATT, youngest son of Wm. MOFFATT, late Builder Hexhan, Northumberland, England, m/Heneretta MOFFATT, daughter of James SHEARER, Wanlockhead, Dumfreeshire, England. On the 5th inst in Pittston, Luzerne Co, PA at their own residence. (Yes it was listed as her last name MOFFATT)
A. R. ANDERSON of Kingston m/Miss L. Minnie REEVE, daughter of David REEVE, Esq of Carvoerton on 4 Nov 1869 at the home of the bride's parents.
Hiliorious HELLER of Hamilton, Monroe Co m/Miss Marilla C. FURGERSON of Jackson, Luzerne Co, on 6 Nov 1869, Pittston.
William STEPHENS of Plymouth m/Miss Jane TIDELY, of Plymouth on 2 Nov 1869 in Plymouth.
Peter M. AUSTIN of Wilkes Barre, m/Miss Emma JACKSON of Kingston, PA on 2 Nov 1869 at Coalville.
S. R. READING of Wilkes Barre, m/Miss Hannah L. PEARSON, daughter of John PEARSON, of Boston Highlands on Wed, 3 Nov 1869 at St Mark's Church, Boston, MA.
Isaac Patterson of St Auger m/Miss Jennie S. ATHERTON on Tues, 19 Oct 1869 at the residence of the bride's father, T. M. ATHERTON, Osage.
Thomas MANGEN m/Miss Mary O'DONNELL, daughter of James O'DONNELL on Thurs, 4 Nov 1869 at the Catholic Church in Pittston by Father John FINEN.
James W. BEERS of Herrick, Bradford Co, m/Miss Callie SHARRER of Pike, Bradford Co on 2 Nov 1869 at the M. E. Parsonage in Centremoreland.
George C. COON of Ransom, Luzerne Co, m/Miss Jennie L. MOORE at the residence of the bride's father in Northmoreland on 4 Nov 1869.
David HAYNES, of Tunkhannock m/Miss Lucy C. WINTERS of Northmoreland, Wyoming Co on 17 Oct 1869 in Exter.
Stephen METSING, of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Abbie J. WALTER of Wilkes Barre on30th ult at the Evangelical Parsonage in Newton.
Edward BUTLER m/Miss Gertrude FOREST at Espy, 24th ult.
Wm. STEVENS m/ Miss TIDELY, both of Plymouth on 2 Nov 1869.
Peter M. AUSTIN, of Wilkes Barre, m/ Miss Emma JACKSON of Kingston on 2 Nov 1869 in Coalville.
J. S. SWISHER, of Mill City, of the firm of FARGO & SWISHER m/Miss Mattie S. STONIER of Tunkhannock on 28 Oct 1869 in Tunkhannock.
Wm. W. HEYWOOD m/Miss Phebe L.BAKER of Franklin on 21 Oct 1869 in Franklin.
David Clinton SMITH m/Miss Lizzie ROUGH, all of Berwick, Columbia Co on 19 Sept 1869 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Danville.
William W. WALKER was accidentally killed in a mine in Nanticoke, Luzerne Co on the 13th of Nov 1869. Friends can contact John P. KANE for further information.
The funeral of Mrs Theodore STRONG will take place from her late residence in West Pittston on Thurs afternoon, her remains will be removed to Forty-Fort for interment.
Furtherdown in another article: Mary BENEDICT, wife of Theo. STRONG of Pittston, age 37, died on the morning of the 29th of Nov 1869.
Frank CAREY m/Miss Catherine J. STEWART, 18 Nov 1869 at the home of the bride's parents, she was daughter of Alanson SREWART, Esq of Orange, PA.
John KELLEY m/Miss Nancy HUFFORD, both of Wyoming, on 25 Nov 1869 in Wyoming.
Jessie M'COWAN, 4 yrs, 30 days, daughter of James J. and Elizabeth Bryden died on 19 Nov, Swallow St, Pittston. (Not sure why child's last name was M'COWAN unless mother was m/bef)
Edward C. WESTON, 13, only son of C. T. WESTON of Scranton, drowned in Scranton after skating on thin ice and falling into the water.
George HARTMAN, a machinest at the Cliff Works, Scranton, became entangled in machinery, his injuries were so severe he died in the afternoon.
A Frenchman named Henry MOSS, 33 yrs of age was killed on the L. V. RR Sunday a week ago near Tunkhannock. He had many friends but being addicted to strong drink, fell asleep under its influence and the cars ended his career.
Thursday last, Alex. NICHOLSON, living at Yatesville and a drummer in the band there was killed in No 4 slope. He was standing in a car picking coal from the roof when it fell upon him killing him.
Michael EARLEY attended a funeral in Scranton last week, then Thursday he fell thru a cellar and died Saturday morning at his residence.
Thursday, Burritt FISH, of Nicholson went on the road as brakeman to a coal train, and passing along a schute near the L & B Junction, was dragged off and thrown under the cars, he died 2 hrs later.
Thursday morning last a fire damp explosion occurred at the Empire Mines injuring five men, some quite seriously, James LEWIS, Thomas CARR, William JONES, Charles QUINN, and Luke SCANLON.
Zury ROOT, Esq m/Miss Adaline WILLARD on 30 Nov 1869 in Pittston. Both are from Plainsville, Luzerne Co.
J. C. JACKSON of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Samantha MATHERS of Kingston, on 7 Nov 1869 at the home of the bride in Kingston, PA.
Rev. Chandier HARE, Rector of St James Church, Pittston, PA m/Miss Charlotte E. GREENE, daughter of Hugh W. GREENE, on 25 Nov 1869 at the Gethsemane Church, Minneapolis.
William S. DAY m/Sarah J. DAVIS, both of Yatesville, on 4 Dec 1869, in Yatesville.
Henry SNELL m/Frances Eugene PUGH, both of Pittston, on 4 Dec 1869 in West Pittston at the house of the bride.
Mary J. MILLER, 17, daughter of Oliver P. and Sarah MILLER died on 3 Dec 1869 in Hughestown after a lingering illness.
L. H. WHITLESSY, editor of the "Northern Pennsylvania", died at his residence in Great Bend, Tues noon. He was 26 yrs of age and survived by his wife, daughter of D. R. CHANDLER, Esq of Union, NY, and one child. (Later article) lists him as L. Hebard WHITTESEY who d/7 Dec 1869, age 25, yrs, 11 months and 7 days. His father died when he was a child leaving him a orphan, he became a printer boy and worked his way up. The injury received in the army finally carried him to an early grave. He left a wife of two yrs and infant son, 3 months.
Thomas GINGALL of Pittston m/Mrs Jane WILDE of Ransom on 10 Dec 1869 at Pittston.
J. J. MILLER of Providence m/Miss Kate H. LITTS, daughter of L. H. LITTS, Esq of Ransom Valley on Tues, 14 Dec 1869 at home.
Mining Disaster: Dec 1869, At the Jersey Mine at Plymouth, fire broke out on Thursday, 3 men working in the mine at that time, David DAVIS, John J. DAVIS, and James POWELL all escaped, however a man named WAMAN was suffocated by the noxious gas. He leaves a wife and three children. Eight others suffocated by the fire.
Cave in of an abandoned coal mine near Hazelton on 19 Dec, 1869 engulfed
and burned houses.
The Linderman and Skeer's breast mine about four miles from Hazelton which had not been worked for some 16 yrs gave away. It was located under the heart of the town and two double houses went under, each house containing two families. Two of the families went down and two escaped. Isaac RHUGH, his wife Margaret, his child Elizabeth, 9 months, his wife's mother, very aged and blind and George SWANK, his wife, daughter Rosana, 16, his son, William, 14, son George, 7 and infant daughter Ida, 18 months old did not survive. Miss Eliza WATTERER, 14 of one of the other houses also perished.
Miss Mattie IRWIN and Herman COCHERAN of the city of Chester died last Sat while ice skating on a small pond in the area. The ice broke just as they skated over the deepest part of the pond and efforts to save the couple were not successful.
A. DE HUFF, Esq, received a telegram yesterday of the news of the death of his youngest son, Lewis which occurred in Tyrone. He was a brakeman on the PA Central RR.
Jacob TINKLEPAUGH of Pittston Twp m/Mrs Mary MC KEELEY of Lackawanna Twp on 26 Dec 1869 at the home of the bride in Lackawanna.
Wayman ROBERTS of Exeter Twp, Wyoming Co m/Miss Phebe SHARPS, daughter of Peter SHARPS of Exeter, Luzerne Co, PA on 28 Dec 1869 at the home of the bride's father.
John H. BUTLER, Esq of Boston, MA m/Miss Laura L. BULL of New Haven, CT at the residence of Dr Sanford LAWTON, in West Pittston. (No date given)
Lewis COON of Carverton m/Miss Hattie FREDRICK of Pittston on 23 Dec 1869, Wyoming .
Thomas BARTHOLD of Carbon Co m/Miss Theresa KENGLE of Rock Port on 25 Dec 1869 at Wyoming.
Joseph H. PATTERSON m/Miss Eseline E. LANGLEY on 23 Dec 1869 at the home of the bride's father in Lemon. All were from Lemon, Wyoming Co, PA.
Orville T. SPENCER of Lynn m/Miss Jennie KENYON of New York city, on 29 Dec 1869 at the M. E. Church, Springville.
Henry COMSTOCK of Tunkhannock m/Miss Helen A. JENNINGS of Mehoopany, PA on 30 Dec 1869 at the Jennings Hotel, Mehoopany.
Charles WILLIS m/Caroline FARLOW on Christmas eve at the home of Mrs JENKINS. (24 dec 1869)
Thomas HAYES m/ Sarah PHILLIPS on Christmas Day, in the St James Church, Pittston. They were both from Plains Twp. (25 Dec 1869)
Henry C. RIDDLE m/Miss Kate M. TEETER on the 29th of Dec 1869 at the residence of Mr COTANT of Hawley. Both were from Hawley.
James Y. DUNNING m/Miss Cordelia SHOEMAKER on 1 Jan 1870 in Scranton.
Milton J. MANIER of Philadelphia m/ Allie M. BLAIR, daughter of Luther G. BLAIR of Hyde Park on 4 Jan 1870 at Hyde Park.
Elijah GLOVER, MD, of New York, m/ Miss L. L. GREENE OF Abington at Bailey Hollow on the 23rd of Dec 1869.
Henry COOPER m/Mrs Margaret Elizabeth VAN BUSKIRK on Christmas Day. (25 Dec 1869)
Avery HARRIS, of Benton m/Miss Mary A. KENNEDY, of Abington on 1 Jan 1870 in Abington.
Elias LOWRY m/Miss Emily C. HORTMAN on 2 Jan 1870 at Abington. Both from Greenfield, Luzerne Co.
Urban E. MEGARGLE m/Miss Jane GERHART on the 19th of Dec 1869 at the residence of Adelbert C. HOWE in Sterling. Both from Wayne Co.
Townsend PRICE of Canadenseas, Monroe Co m/Miss Catharine L. MICK, of the same place, on 1 Jan 1870 at the Luzerne House.
N. C. SIMRELL of Scott m/Sarah J. CHASE of Benton on the 28th of Dec 1869 in Benton.
N. B. PHILLIPS m/Lillie J. GREEN, both of Benton, in Benton. (No date)
John Henry HOFFMAN m/Miss Mary Ann PARKES on 25 Dec 1869 at Hyde Park.
James BISBEE, of Montrose m/Miss Sarah REYNOLDS of Hopbottom on 24 Dec 1869 in Lenox.
Orrin N. BILLS of Gibson m/Miss Hettie P. PICKERING OF Jackson, on 19 Dec 1869 in Gibson.
Chester J. HAIGHT m/Miss Fidelia M. GIFFIN on 23 Dec 1869 at Forest Lake, both from Forest City.
Frank S. WELLS, of Bridgewater m/Martha E. DEANS of Montrose on 28 Dec 1869 in Montrose.
Solomon REYNOLDS of Factoryville m/Miss Emma A. Tingley of Hartford on 21 Dec 1869 at Lenox.
Eugene COVERT of New York city m/Miss Julia SALLSBURG of Great Bend on 24 Dec 1869 at Great Bend, PA.
George F. WOOD, of Luzerne Co m/Miss Sarah E. HEWIT, of Jessup, Susquehanna on 21 Dec 1869 in East Rush.
Oren P. VANKEUREN of Dunning m/Elvira J. BESECKER at the residence of the bride's father in North Abington on the 31st of Dec 1869.
J. Emery FINN, of Lenox m/Carrie S. GLAZE of Benton on the 30th of Dec 1869 at Clifford.
Swarrow EILENBERGER of Factoryville m/Miss Helen M. SEAMANS of Abington on 26 Dec 1869 in Factoryville.
Charles BRIGGS, of Scranton m/Miss Emiline A. SEELY of Auburn, PA at the house of Daniel SEELY on 20 Dec 1869 in Auburn.
S. F. ARNOLD of Brooklyn m/Miss Sadie EVANS of Hopbottom at the M. E. Parsonage in Brooklyn on 25 Dec 1869.
John SHERIDAN, of Lenox m/Miss Maria L. HOWARD of Dunnings, PA on 26 Dec 1869 at the residence of Asa HOWARD, in Lenox.
Kitson ROBINSON, of New Albany, Bradford Co m/Miss Lovina E. LOTT, of Forkston,Wyoming Co, on 26 Dec 1869 in Mehoopany.
Isaac MUNGER m/Miss Ida E. MC KUNE, at the residence of the bride's father, R. F. MC KUNE, in Forkston on 22 Dec 1869. Both from Windsor, NY.
James BLOSSOM of Monroe m/Miss Josephine A. BAKER at the home of the bride's father in Folkston on 25 Dec 1869. Both from Wyoming Co, PA.
William HADSALL of Eaton m/Miss Emma C. NEWMAN, of Northmoreland at the M.E. parsonage in Mehoopany on 25 Dec 1869. Both from Wyoming Co, PA.
Wm. J. KENNEDY m/Miss Harriet A. WILLARD at the Parsonage in Auburn Centre on 13 Nov 1869, both from Auburn.
Chauncey MILLER, of Louisville, KY m/Miss Carrie A. MITCHELL of Nichol on 28 Dec 1869 at Nichol, NY.
Wm. CUNNINGHAM m/Miss Sarah RIFENBURG at the residence of the bride's father, 4 Dec 1869, both from Auburn.
Eugene K. SEVERANCE m/Anna S. MILLER at the residence of C. A. CAMPBELL in Clifford on 20 Nov 1869, both of Lenoxville.
John and Catherine GLENN lost their youngest son, 5 yrs, 5 months to scarlet fever on 28 Dec 1869. (No first name of child)
Rev. Samuel PARKE, 82, died at his residence in York Co, PA, he was the father of Rev N. G.PARKE of Pittston, PA. He was a native of Chester Co, graduated Dickenson College in 1809 and married the daughter of Rev. Nathan GRIER of Brandyam Manor. He was the pastor of State Ridge Church for 45 years.
Tuesday morning William KEARNEY was run over by the PA Company's cars, he died Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday, 20 January 1870 Issue:
Mrs Louisa TREFFISON, 34 yrs, 2 months, 21 days died at her residence in Pittston on Friday the 14th inst. She was the wife of John TREFFISON.
M. A. SCOFIELD, wife of G. W. SCOFIELD, died at her residence in Pittston, in her sixtieth year of age. She suffered for the pas ten years with mental disease.
Thursday, 3 February 1870 Issue:
Everett MESSENGER, 69, died Wed morning, 2 Feb 1870 at his residence in Pittston.
Thursday, 10 February 1870 Issue:
Jonathan W. KOCHER m/Miss Adaline MC NEAL on 23 Jan 1870 at the M. E Parsonage, Lehman, both from Lake, Luzerne Co, PA.
Edward F. REESE m/Miss Anna AUGUSTUS in Pittston on 7 Feb 1870, all from Wilkes Barre.
Mr SPRINGER of Mehoopany m/Miss Julia CAMPBELL, of Tunkhannock on 19 Jan 1870 in Mehoopany.
Edward C. KOZELL of Abington m/Miss Ruth A. WILBER of Ransom, Luzerne Co, on the 25th of Jan 1870.
On Sunday evening, Thomas ANDREWS of Scranton was murdered by an unknown person.
Judge George Palmer STEELE, 69, one of the Associate Judges of the Courts of Luzerne Co died suddenly at his residence, Market St, on 2 Feb 1870.
Thursday, 17 Feb 1870 Issue:
Nellie MILLER, 8 yrs, 7 months, daughter of Charles MILLER, died on the 10th in Pittston.
Adam TAYLOR, 86 died at the residence of David TAYLOR on Tues morning, 8 Feb 1870.
Merritt B. JONES, 35 yrs, formerly a resident of this city and son of Daniel JONES died 1 Jan 1870 at Fort Clark, TX.
Charles MORGAN, Jr of Plainsville m/Miss Harriet CHIVERS of Pittston on 18 Jan, 1870 in Pittston.
William TOMPKINS of Pittston, m/Mrs Jerimah KNIGHT of Ware, Hampshire Co, MA on Wed, 9 inst at the residence of H. P. MESSENGER in West Pittston.
Thursday, 9 June 1870 Issue: (the film jumps to this date)
Jacob J. SMITH of West Pittston m/Harriet N. LOCKWOOD of Honesdale on Wed, 1 June 1870.
Edward CLARKE m/Miss Addie SPEAR, Monday, 6 June 1870 at the residence of the bride's father, both from Pittston.
H. HARDING a young man residing in Tunkhannock was fatally crushed at the Juncti on Depot, last week Thursday between two freight cars on the L.V. RR. He died at sunset.
On Saturday last, William LESLIE, a brakeman on the freight train jumped on the main track from the freight train to turn the switch, he was tardy in his movements and was struck by the passenger engine (driven by his brother) and instantly killed. His body was taken to Nesquehoning where it was interred.
Thursday, 16 June 1870 Issue:
Edward BERRY, 7 yr drowned Monday in the Lackawanna River above the bridge.
A man named KEISER died suddenly of heart disease. (Kingston)
Isaac CARPENTER m/Miss Mary SCHOOLY on 21 June 1870 at the residence of Joseph SCHOOLY in Wyoming.
George BAKER, of Port Griffith m/Miss Frances JAMES, of same place, on 14 June 1869.
Jane TAYLOR, 71 yrs, 2 months, 16 days, wife of Christopher TAYLOR died 22 May 1870 in Newton Twp after a lingering illness.
Rose Clara WHITE, 19, eldest daughter of Milo E. WHITE, died Wed evening last after a long painful illness. The funeral will take place at the house on Luzerne Ave.
William ATKINSON, Dunmore was killed Friday the 10th at J. H. Swoyer, new Colliery in Pleasant Valley. He stepped on a plank which broke and he fell 100 feet to the bottom of the shaft killing him instantly. He leaves a wife and four small children. He was abt 35 yrs of age, and the Free Masons buried him.
Thurs, 23 June 1870
The body of Eddy VERRY, who drowned last week at Scranton, was found near Pittston on Sunday last.
Lizzie, 3 yrs, daughter of Sabbth WILLIAMS, Main St, died after falling in a tub of scalding water, on Tuesday evening last week.
John MC HALE, an Irish boy, abt 14, living with his parents on Pine St was taken with a severe headache on Monday evening last and died one hour later.
Thurs, 30 June 1870
William H. WALTERS m/Miss A. W. HOWELL on Thurs, 23 June 1870 at the residence of John HOWELL in West Pittston. Both were from the Pittston area.
Thomas JOPLING of INKERMAN m/Miss Dina SHIELDS of Yatoaville, PA on 25 June 1870 in Pittston.
Robert WILSON, 19 yrs, died suddenly last Thurs of Billious Fever. He was buried on Sat with military honors.
Sterling BEDFORD of the firm of Bedford & Son m/Miss Sarah PHELPS, daughter of Norman PHELPS, Esq. On Tues evening the 22d inst at the Baptist Church.
A laborer, named Austin RUDDY was killed by a blast in the Roaring Book mine on Thursday last. Thinking the fuse had not ignited, went to the spot at the same time it exploded.
On the same day, John ATKINSON, Peter NEALON and Charles CROGAN were killed, and Thomas CAFFERY seriously injured in the mines of Messrs Eaton & Co at Archibald when a roof fell in.
Thomas EDWARDS residing at the Beach, died suddenly at Farr's Hotel in Hyde Park on Sat afternoon. His death was caused by a sunstroke.
0 Thurs, 7 July 1870
On Sat, a young man by the name of KLECKNER, received injuries at the Burnside Colliery from a premature explosion of powder that he died on Sunday. He was a soldier of the late war and his remains were honorably interred in the Shamokin Cemetery on Mon afternoon by Lincoln Post No 140 G.A.R.
Thurs, 14 July 1870
Peter MACKIN was killed in West Pittston Shaft on Monday afternoon by a large stone falling on him. He was 45 yrs old and left a wife and six (6) children.
Edward H. BLACKMAN of Luzerne m/Miss Josephine SOMMERS of Sommerville, NJ on 27 June 1870 in Sommerville, NJ.
William, 18, son of Patrick and Ann COSGROVE died 7 July 1870 at his father's residence in Browntown, after a lingering and painful illness.
Charles H. SIMPSON, 15 months and 14 days, infant son of John A. and Harriet M. SIMPSON, died on Monday, 12 July 1870.
James DOLAN, 22 yrs met his death by drowning. He was a stone mason with L. V. RR Co working on a slope of wall at Oregon. After eating he and a friend, James BURKE attempted to swim across the river when he went under. His body was taken to the house of Patrick LYNCH his brother in law. (No date given)
Thurs, 21 July 1870
Thos. HARLOR was killed on Tuesday of last week at Lance's Colliery, owing to his inability to get out of the reach of the effects of the blast.
John MC GEADY was killed by a fall of coal at Slope No 1, of A. L. Mumper & Co's mines at Yorktown on Monday afternoon last.
William LEWIS, abt 50 yrs of age, was killed yesterday from the falling of the roof at Tompkins Shaft. He resided in Oregon.
James LILLIES, a miner at Empire works No 2, was killed by the fall of about five tons of rock and coal on Tues. The body was taken to Pittston, he was a single man.
John MC DONALD, 19 yrs and 8 months drowned Sunday. He was on the river
with two men and a boy in a batteau when the boat upset, the others reached the shore
safely. His body was found on Monday and taken to the residence of his uncle, Mark MC DONALD,
John MC LORUM and Henry MULLIGAN, both single men abt 30 yrs of age, were killed in the Diamond mines at Wilkes Barre by a fire damp explosion on Monday morning.
Thurs, 28 July 1870
John FLETCHER the engineer at Sugarloaf was killed by the bursting of a fly wheel last Thurs afternoon.
Amos ADAMS, supposed to be the last survivor of the Wyoming Massacre died recently in MA.
Charles G. DRINKER of Clifton committed suicide in his room at the Wyoming House in this city yesterday morning. He was a senior member of the firm of Drinker Brothers, and 2nd son of the late Henry W. DRINKER one of the early settlers. He was about 38 yrs of age, and leaves a devoted wife and a four yr old daughter.
Joseph DODD of Easton m/Annie JENKINS, 2nd daughter of Mrs Jenkins, on Wed, 20 July 1870.
Lizzie, 34 the only child of Mr & Mrs Harvey TOMPKINS died of typhoid fever on 24 July 1870 in West Pittston after an illness of five weeks.
Mrs SEELEY, 70 yrs died 20 April 1870 in Oxford, NY at the residence of her daughter Mrs H. A. JEFFORDS. Her son in law was the late Wm. H. JEFFORDS. Mrs SEELEY died of a brain disease.
Mrs Mary Ann VIPOND, 35 yrs, 2 mo, 3 days, wife of David S. VIPOND died on 10 July 1870 in Pittston. Also a few hours before an infant child, Laura, 2 months old died.
Charles MC CABE was smothered to death by a fall of coal in the Cranberry mines last Thurs.
Two chldren of Jacob KLUMB, residing near White Haven, met with a horrible death on Sunday last while their parents were out of the house attending service. The oldest one, 13 attempted to build a fire to cook dinner, poured a can of oil on it which ignited back to the can which then exploded killing them. The parents have lost 8 children within a few years.
Thurs, 4 Aug 1870
John C. HALLMAN of Plymouth Twp, was killed in an accident Monday while cutting oats.He was thrown from the reaper and cut up by the blades, his son tryed to help to no avail, he leaves a wife and several children.
Austin MALLY, of the Notch, died at the Van Storch mine and last week.
Geo. C. GORE died at his residence in Shesequin on Sunday evening last. He had suffered from a painful disease, inflammatory rheumatism. His funeral took place on Tuesday. He was buried with the honors of the Masonic fraternity of which he was an old member.
Geo. H. BULL, Esq, died at the residence of his son in Newark, NJ. He will be interred at his home in Bradford Co on Thurs morning with Masonic honors. He had served as a county Commissioner for one term and filled various township offices.
The four year old daughter of John MALOY met with a terrible accident on
Wed of last week.
She was near the stove lighting matches when her clothes caught on fire. She was burned badly and died that night.
Jason M. CASE of Kingston m/Miss Mary Ann JAMES of Plymouth on the 4th ult.
Thurs, 11 Aug 1870
Jervis LANGDON of Elmira recently died. He at one time was engaged in the coal business in Plymouth. He was bedridden for a long time with a painfull illness. (No date)
David WOOD, 76 yrs of age, died 29 July 1870, of cholera morbus in Carbondale. His obit mentions a wife, daughters, and a son in law Dr Y. C. SMITH.
John MC MANIGAN, abt 12 yrs of age was run over and killed by a coal train between Beaver Meadow and Jeansville on Monday last.
John LAMBERT, in the employment of Leigh Valley Railroad Co, in attempting to jump on a train while it was in motion, slipped and fell between the cars. This was on Monday, he died early Tues morning.
On Tues afternoon Henry YOUNG buried his youngest child Charles, 4 months, 4 days old. Since the 16th of Apr he has lost his wife and four children. There is only one chld a son, 6 yrs of age left.
John TREFFISON m/Miss Teresa SCHULTZ, both of Pittston, on 8th ult in the Presbyterian church.
A serious fire damp explosion took place at Olyphant, in the Eddy Creek Shaft (D. H. & C. Co) by which John PETTIGREW and Edward HANNICK were killed and John CAREY, Henry WHITBY and Richard MASON seriously if not fatally burned. It is said that Mr WHITBY cannot possibly live.
Thurs, 18 Aug 1870
Peter and Susan GRIMES of Honesdale recently celebrated their Golden Anniversary.
Rev J. CODEY, assistant pastor of the Roman Catholic church died on
Friday afternoon, the 12th inst. at the residence of Father FEENAN. He was a native of Kilkenny,
Ireland where he received his education. He came to this country two years ago, graduating from
St Charles Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, he also graduated from St Mary's College in
Baltimore. He was ordained a priest by Bishop O'Hara 26 Sept 1869. He came to the local
area on the 18th of Oct.
The funeral took place on Tues forenoon. He was buried in the church yard besides the tomb of Father PRENDERGRAST.
Charles STERR from Wayne Co drowned in the canal a short distance below Pond Eddy. The team he was driving became frighten by cars and jumped off the Aqueduct carrying him with them.
Rachel, 72 yrs, 9 months, 10 days, wife of Thomas GEDDIS died on 15 July 1870 in West Pittston after a lingering illness.
Angeline DEWEY, 24 yrs of age, daughter of Loren DEWEY, Esq died on Monday the 15th inst at Clarks Green.
An aged lady, hard of hearing, wife of John FLEMING, was run over by a train of loaded coal cars near No 1 Shaft while she walked on the track Saturday afternoon last. She lived but an hour.
A fire damp explosion at the Roaring Brook shaft, near Dunmore yesterday morning injuried eight men. Joseph GREGS, Christopher VICKERS, F. HOGGINS, James HOWELL, ? BBROMLEY, Thos. MASTERS, John RO??NS and Isaac KILLOWAY.(part of page not on film)
David M LEWIS of Springbrook died at Belleville on the 1st inst from the effects of he sun. He leaves a wife and 6 children at Springbrook. He was a member of the Hiram Lodge # 261 and was buried at Belleville with Masonic honors.
September 1870 - February 1872 Missing
14 March 1872 - 18 June 1874 (Various Newspaper dates missing)
14 March 1872
Benj. JONES was killed at the Hollenback slope on Saturday. (8 March 1872)
21 March 1872
Mr George NIXON of Upper Pittston died suddenly Monday night. (18 March 1872) He was a native of Northumberland, England and had been in this country 19 years.
Judd Sherman MILLER m/Miss R KNAPP on 17 Jan 1872 in Providence.
Hiram ROBINSON 21 yrs 8 mo, 5 days died on 15 March 1872 of spotted fever.
Rebecca HOPKINS, 33 or 39, daughter of the late Mr HOPKINS, 3 Jan 1872.
Adolph MEYER, an old man residing in Petersburg, near Scranton was killed while picking coal on the tracks of the D.L. & W. Railroad Monday afternoon when train ran over him.
Rev Darius WILLIAMS of Wysox died on 22 Feb 1872, he was 72 yrs of age. He was born in Wyoming Valley Apr 1800 and been a resident of Wysox for 27 years. His father was a boy in Forty Fort whose two older brothers were killed in the massacre there.
Rev B B EMORY, former pastor of the M.E. Church in Tunkhannock died in New Orleans on the 20th ult, age abt 45. He was married to the daughter of Elisha BLACKMAN of this borough.
28 March 1872
Miss Kate ATHERTON, daughter of Ira ATHERTON m/Mr VAN HORN yesterday in her home.
Mrs Ann LYONS, wife of Michael LYONS died suddenly on Saturday last of an apparent heart attack. She was 33 yrs of age and leaves 3 children, one girl and two boys.
Frank HARKNESS, son of Major T. C. HARKNESS of Wilkes Barre died from a fatal railroad accident on the L & R Railroad, below Kingston last Thursday. When he attempted to jump from the platform of the rear car and fell beneath the train.
4 April 1872
A miner named David ROSSE was killed instantly Monday of a fall of top coal at the Lackawanna mines.
Thomas BRADLEY, a brakeman on the D & H road was found dead at the Lehigh Summit on Monday morning. It is supposed that he fell from the train and a portion of the cars passed over him.
Mrs Ruth BARRETT, wife of Thomas BARRETT died yesterday of congestion of the bowels, she was 28 yrs old and leaves a family of four children.
Isaac BREESE, abt 19 yrs of age, and employed by the PA Coal Co, was kicked in the chest, by a mule on Saturday, he died Sunday from effects of his injuries.
Henry RADER of Ransom m/Mary PARKER of Lumber Island, NY on Easter morning, 31 March 1872 in the Presbyterian church in Plainsville.
Wm. H. JONES, 37 years, 2 months and 17 days died on Thursday morning last of congestion of the lungs and consumption.
Mrs Carrie FURMAN, 26 died at the residence of her father J. K. JENKINS, Esq on 29 March 1872 in Wyoming.
Dwight MOSES, John CLARK and William PALMER were thought to be fatally injured when a trestle at the Lachine breaker was blown down from high winds and fire erupted.
John GIBBING of Oregon, in this borough, has lost three children by the prevailing fever with a few days. Others of his children are sick and could face possible death.
25 April 1872
Charles EMIGH, son of Abram EMIGH of West Pittston died at Hancock, NY last Friday from injuries received the Saturday previous through the explosion of a blast on a section of the railroad which his father was building at that place. He had put in a blast and supposed it had missed fire and approached it at the same time the explosion took effect. His remains were interred in West Pittston Cemetery on Sunday morning.
The daughter of Philip FENSTEMAKER of Nescopeck Twp, age about 17 yrs was burned to a crisp on Monday last, by her clothes catching fire.
Benjamin PRICE, son of the late Abraham PRICE died suddenly one day last week in Harrisburg, his remains were brought to Pittston for interment on Wed.
Henry SKIPSEY m/Miss Mary A. THOMAS on the 18th inst. At Yatesville.
Robbie H. MC MILLAN, 12 yrs and six months, son of James MC MILLAN, died on Saturday the 20th after an illness of six weeks.
Mrs Susan T. COUDRY, 59 years, 10 months, 22 days died on Saturday, 13 Apr 1872 in Tunkhannock.
Philip REILLY of Pittsburg, PA drowned in the Allegheny River when he was blown there due to high winds.
2 May 1872
Two brothers by the name of MOONEY were killed by a fall of rock at No 2 Slope, PA Coal Co on Wed morning. One of them had a family in the old country.
Then funeral of M. L. EVERETT, Esq of Wilkes Barre took place yesterday afternoon and was attended by the Masonic fraternity of which he was a member. He had been in ill health for several years and until recently cashier of the Second National Bank of Wilkes Barre of which he was one of the principal stockholders.
Mattie Rose MARCY, 26 died 30 Apr 1872 in Old Forge. She was the daughter of Jno. S. and Mary E. MARCY.
John FERRIS, 16 yrs, 10 mo, 21 days, died of spotted fever at his father's residence in Praire City, Iowa. He was the only child of Wayman and Sylvia FERRIS who resided here for many years, removed to Iowa in the spring of 1870.
9 May 1872
Mrs HOLLORAN, who lived at Hampton Patch, back of Hyde Park was stuck by a locomotive, she died two hours later of a stomach hemorrhage.
Edward ROSENGRART of Plains m/Miss Sarah E. WILLIAMS of Danville on 30 April 1872 in Wyoming.
Anna May NICHOLS, 7 months, 21 days old, daughter of Thomas and Catherine E. NICHOLS died 4 May 1872, Saturday in West Pittston of inflammation of the lungs.
The bodies of BELIN and SMITH, drowned at Hick's Ferry on the 17th of April 1872 have been recovered.
A miner named Thomas KENNEDY was killed at No 7 shaft of the PA Coal Co by a fall of the rock, on Saturday afternoon.
The remains of John ELLIOT, late a watchman, were found in the woods near Nanticoke on the 20 ult. It is suppose he lost his way and perished from exposure.
16 May 1872
Adam BRYDEN died Saturday, 4 May 1872 in Carbondale, Illinois. He was stricken down with congestion of the brain and died 3 hrs later. HE was b/Ayrshire, Scotland 68 yrs ago and respected in the Scottish mines, several times chosen delegate to the Miners National Convention. As a mining engineer he ranked with the best in his native country. Thirteen years ago he immigrated to America and became the lessee of the Brennan Mines at Carbondale, PA.
A young lad named DODD was killed at breaker No 13 slope, W. B. I. & C Co. works, Plymouth, on Thursday. He accidentally fell into one of the pocket of the chutes and a car load of coal was dumped him and he suffocated.
John HOWELL and his wife and their nephews Louis HENRY and Willie EVANS, sons of the late Henry EVANS, and William ALLEN and family left this morning for NY to take passage on Sat on the steamer, "City of Montreal" of the Inman Line, for Liverpool to spend several months among relatives in England, Scotland and Wales.
Thurs, 23 May 1872
Amos BUMGARDNER of Ransom m/Miss Mary ROZELL of Mt Zion, Luzerne Co on the 8th inst at the parsonage of the Evangeical Association in Ransom.
James DAKIN m/Miss Sarah Jane HOLVEY Tues the 7th of May 1872 at Wilkes Barre.
Rev Michael O'BRIEN, pastor of the Catholic church of Dunmore died at his residence Tuesday.
Tom FOLEY was instantly killed on Sunday by a train near Frenchtown depot. He been drinking and was sitting on the track when the train hit him.
Judge TABOR, a brakeman on the D L & W RR fell from a car near Scranton on Friday last, he died a few hrs later.
John GRADY, an octogenarian dropped dead in his house at Bellevue on Monday morning.
David SEAMAN, 57, a prominent citizen of Wilkes Barre for many years died at his residence in Green Ridge, Scranton last Sunday.
John RICHMOND, residing in Ashley, committed suicide on Saturday evening last by hanging himself in a grove a short distance from his house.
Hamilton BYLEY of Fall Creek, died Thursday morning after jumping from a coal car landing on the tracks and was hit by the train, it was said he was intoxicated at the time.
David DAVIS, one of the engineers of the Pine Ridge collierty was burned by a recent explosion and died.
The family of Thos. GREEN is still sorely afflicted with small pox, a second burial, a child of 7 years took place last Tuesday and the balance of the family, father, mother and two small children are down with this disease. Mrs GREEN is not expected to live, she gave birth to twins a few days ago both of which were dead.
Charles MC ANDREWS, a miner at the Capouse shaft was killed instantly on Monday from a fall of rock.
Thursday, 30 May 1872
Charles F. CROOP of Pleasant Valley m/Miss Louisa AROW of Pittston on 22 May 1872.
John WICKS m/Miss Ellen STRANGE on 23 May 1872 in Pittston.
Geo. R. SMILES m/Miss Maggie PROSSER on 25 May 1872 in Pittston.
Mrs Ann BURKE, was walking on the train tracks near the Carbondale depot, in Scranton and was struck by a passenger train and killed.
John DINWALL, the mine boss of Hillside Coal & Iron Co's Enterprise colliery was killed Wed morning when a rock fell on his head while he was descending the shaft.
George MELLON employed by the Rough & Ready shaft was killed Saturday by the displacement of a car in which he was descending.
Mr Thomas GREEN is rapidly recovering from his attack of small pox, he is the sole survivor of eight members of his family
Thursday, 6 June 1872
Amzi WILSON, an old printer and editor died at his residence in Fell Twp one day last week. He published the Northern Pennsylvania at Dundaff, Susquehnna Co for more then 40 years. (Further down), the will of the late Amzi WILSON is being contested.
Selma COSNER, 17 years and 3 months, daughter of David and Amy COSNER died, 6 May 1872 in Newton.
Miles H. STEVENS of Pittston m/Miss Joanna STARK of Wyoming on 30 May 1872 at the residence of the bride's father John M. STARK, Esq.
Thursday, 13 June 1872
Joseph H. SCRANTON died in Baden, Baden, Germany, whither he was sojourning for his health.
John PIERSON m/Miss Eliza BOYER at the M. E. Parsonage in Wyoming on 9 June 1872. Both were from Kingston.
Mrs Elizabeth POCKNELL, 60 years of age, wife of Thos. POCKNELL died last Saturday.
Wm GREEN, 55 died last Sunday of inflammation of the lungs. He leaves a
wife and 3 children.
He was a member of St John's Lodge A. Y. M. And Gahonth Lodge I.O. of O.F.
Harry Baldwin KERN, abt 3 years of age, son of Abraham and Alice Kern, died 5 June 1871 (that's the date it had) of spotted fever of 9 weeks of illness.
Thursday, 27 June 1872
John MC DONNELL, well known as one of the old farmers of Providence Twp, died on Tuesday of last week, in Dutchess Co, NY.
Isaac S. NULTON m/Miss Maria HOLTERMAN at the M.E. parsonage 23 June 1872, Wyoming. They were both from Orange.
The little daughter of Mathias BARTLETT, Dunmore was burned on Friday when playing with matches and her clothes caught on fire, she died that night and her mother was badly burned trying to save her.
Patrick LOFTUS was found dead in bed last Sunday, he and his wife had only been married 4 months and lived in the county 2 months. He died from natural causes.
The little son of Thomas BARRET of Scranton, drowned in Roaring Brook on Saturday.
Michael MANAHAN was killed instantly in attempting to get on a car at the head of No 6 plane, PA Coal Co's road on Friday.
Thursday, 4 July 1872
James O'BOYLE, driver at Davis mines, Scranton, was accidently thrown off the trustling one hundred feet high and instantly killed.
David BROWN of Lemon, Wyoming Co, aged about 60 years, fell dead Tuesday at his home.
George WIZARD was killed on Wednesday morning last week at the Erie Pockets, Honesdale. He was crushed between the cars while trying to uncouple them.
Wm. J. MC CRACKEN one of the oldest pioneers of Western NY died in Milwaukee, aged 88.
Thursday, 11 July 1872
A miner named Joseph EDWARDS was killed at Pleasant Valley one day last week by a premature explosion of a blast.
Patrick CLARK died on Saturday afternoon from a railroad accident at Bethelhem.
A man named JOHNSON was killed at the coal mines at Shickshinny on Saturday.
Thomas MC NISH m/Miss Phoebe A. FOLLETT at West Pittston on the 27th ult.
Tommy PHILLIPS, 1 yrs of age, son of Theodore and Mary Ann PHILLIPS, died Wednesday last of congestion of the brain
The nuptials of Dr P. J. O'MALLEY with Miss Belinda A., daughter of our worthy townsman Michael M. REAP were celebrated yesterday morning in St John's Roman Catholic church. Miss MOFFAT and James O'MALLEY acted as first bridesmaid and groomsman, Miss Murphy and Lt Frank P. REAP second bridesmaid and groomsman.
Thursday, 18 July 1872
Willie H. LABAGH, youngest son of John and Margaret D. LABAGH died 11 July in Wilkes Barre. His remains were taken to the residence of his grandfather, Dr J. C. FORRESTER, 202 Bleecker St, NY. The funeral service were held Saturday and he was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
George, infant abt 7 weeks old, son of George and Sarah J. TUCKER died at the residence of George Smith on Saturday evening last.
Ferdinand, 6 months, son of Solomon and Valarney STURMER died last Thursday of cholera infantum.
Mr & Mrs Elisha ATHERTON of Lackawanna celebrated their 50th anniversary of their marriage by a golden wedding on the eveing of the 15th inst.
George COGSTATTER, a German man, abt 50 and a resident of Pittston, died Tues morning of cholera morbus.
Thursday 25 July 1872
Mrs Harriet A. WILBUR, wife of Geo. F. WILBUR, Esq of Honesdale, died suddenly Tuesday morning of last week after given birth to twins, one of whom died within minutes of the mother. She was the daughter of Robt. E. MARVINE, Esq.
John Love, Esq, died suddenly at his residence last Sunday afternoon. He left a aged mother, a sister, daughter and a niece who was visiting them. His father was John Love who came to the town as a machinist bringing with him his family, wife and six children. In 1848 he was united in marriage with Miss Jennma CLARKSON, daughter of James CLARKSON, Esq deceased.
Michael FORD, 18, was killed last Friday in Stark's Colliery by the falling of a large quanity of rock in the chamber in which he was working. (A Memorial by the F. M. T. A. & B. Society of Pittston stated he departed this life on the 19th inst.)
Miss Oliver STARK has recently returned from her long absence in the west.
Miss Etta ROBERTSON has also returned from Minnesota where she has been engaged in teaching for the past two years.
Mr & Mrs Daniel JONES have been making a western trip and have returned.
Mrs M. A. DE WITT of Pittston has also been making a western trip.
Esquire SOUTHERLAND has had a slight indisposition and recovered.
Judge REDDIN is quite feeble in health.
Maj. J. V. L. DE WITT is not as well this season as usual.
Thursday, 8 August 1872
George Washington TOWNSEND m/Miss Selystia Adelaide JAYNE on Tuesday 30th July, both from White Haven.
Mattie Viola FULTON, 15 months, daughter of John FULTON died Wednesday last of congestion of the brain. Funeral took place on Friday at Mr FULTON's residence.
Thursday, 15 August 1872
Judge Stephen BALDY of Catawissa died on Tuesday of last week, he was 78.
On Monday morning last, after a lingering illness, Major J.V. L. DE WITT passed into embraces of death. He was born in Albany, NY on 10 April 1805. He removed to Williamsport 20 yrs ago and was extensively engaged in mining. He came to Pittston in 1853 and worked with his brother in law Major Freeland. Mrs DE WITT died in 1855. He was buried in Hollenback Cemetery.
Rev. William Benjamin BEACH, pastor of the P. M. Church, Plymouth m/Miss Sarah Ann WILLIAMS, late of Swinton, England on the 7th inst.
Thursday, 22 August 1872
Robert F. LEWIS m/Miss Fanny L. COOPER eldest daughter of Dr H. T. COOPER in Newton on 7 Aug 1872.
Wm. O. DAVIES of Wannamie m/Miss Sarah B. BARNES on the 19th inst at Wannamie, Luzerne Co, PA.
Albert SCHULTZ, 24, died at the home of his brother in law, John TRETTISON on the 20th inst of typoid fever. He came from Germany last August and was employed by Penna Coal Co in the engineer corps.
Covers 29 Aug 1872 - 26 Dec 1872
Thursday, 29 August 1872
Harvey C. CORSELIUS, a young well known man was stricken down by the intense heat while pursuing his vocation as a farmer. He was the favorite son of his mother, "she a widow". The funeral services where held at the Presbyterian church. The Waverly Lodge buried him with the usual beautiful Mason ceremonies.
Mrs Timothy MC CLOSKY died after returning home from the CORSELIUS funeral. She had reached a good old age and was a devoted member of the Baptist church.
Henry W. GROSS of Monroe, Wyoming Co, PA m/Sarah D. HADSALL on 10 August 1872 in Wyoming.
Amey E. SHOEMAKER, 18 mo, 11 days, daughter of Samuel R. and Jane SHOEMAKER died 28 Aug 1872.
On Saturday afternoon last, an explosion took place in Tompkin's mine, which severly injured six persons, John HUGHES, miner boss, injured about the head and bruised in the legs is able to be around. Howell EDWARDS, laborer, the man who ignited the gas, body burned, cut and bruised about the head and body and is unconscious, he may recover. Wm. JONES, miner, lives at Hughestown is very badly burned and bruised about the head and arms. Will be a long time recovering, if he does at all. Thomas POINTIN, laborer, cut across the forehead, Samuel MONK, miner burned on the legs, Thomas B. EVANS burned on hands and arms. The accident was occasioned by a laborer named Howell EDWARDS going into a chamber that had not lately been worked. Howell EDWARDS died yesterday.
Thursday, 5 Sept 1872
Jennie, 11 years, 24 days, daughter of James and Martha CHAMBERS died on the 23rd inst at Milwaukie, PA.
Mrs Chas. KARRICHER, who some weeks ago gave birth to three children at the house of her mother, Mrs Saml. NEWELL, buried the remainng two children on Tuesday last. She should be able to return to her home in Williamsport next week.
Isaac GILMORE formerly of West Pittston died at Camden, NJ on the 14th ult, aged 71 yrs.
Two distinguished citizens of Reading have just died, John T. RICHARDS, Esq, a prominent lawyer and Charles ROUDENHOUGE. The former in the 57th and the latter in the 75th year of age.
John LINTERN of West Pittston, was injured 21 weeks ago by a fall of rider in No 10, of the Penna. Coal Co's mines. His spine and hips were severly injured and one of his legs broken. His friends and physician felt compelled to despair of hope for his life. But his devoted wife nursed him and he is confident he will be around for a long time.
Geo. F. POWELL, 17, was injured on Saturday mornng last as he stood by a platform car on a side track. He saw the train coming but supposed it was on a different track. He died on Sunday, funeral service were held Monday and his remains taken to Towanda for burial. He was a brother-in-law to James A. MEARSE.
Thursday, 12 Sept 1872
Personal: Mr Wm. ALLEN and family arrived from Europe on Wed of last week, having visited England, Scotland, Ireland and Paris. All are in excellent health.
Mr John HOWELL and family will sail from Liverpool for home on the 26th inst.
The Hon. Richard WILLIAMS, our worthy Representative in the Legislature from Luzerne Co called at our office yesterday on his way to Scranton.
Mr J. Amherst WISNER of the firm of Robt. Seaman & Co, NY was in town on Tuesday.
Messrs J. R. COOLBAUGH and Arnold BURTELS of Wilkes Barre were in town on Tuesday last.
Robert WILLIAMSON m/Miss Anna FEAR on the 6th inst at the Baptist Parsonage.
Newspaper correction to a marriage listed a few weeks ago, Ella BOND should be Ellen A. BOND.
Thursday, 19 Sept 1872
Death has made a fearful inroad into the family of our respected and beloved brother and sister, John and Jane WAREHAM. Three beautiful children have been taken away in three weeks, 28 Aug, Daniel T. 11 mo, 2 days; 2 Sept, Ida a girl 8 yrs, 1 mo, 13 days; and 15 Sept, Elizabeth, 3 yrs 2 mo, 9 days.
David SAMUEL and family will remove from West Pittston to Knoxville, TN about the lst of Oct. Knoxville is a very prosperous city in manufactures and Mr SAMUEL has purchased considerable real estate within the city limits.The sale of his household furniture will take place at his residence on Warren St.
Patrick OWENS was found in the canal near the Phoneix Planing Mill on Saturday last. He had $20.00 in his pocket and had been in the water for 3 days.
Thos. WILLIAMS an old Pittston resident, died on Sat after an illness of 7 years, he was 57.
Albert J. SHELLY, 13 months, son of David and Emma SHELLY died in West Pittston last Friday.
Cora LEARN, abt 6 months, only daughter of Harvey and Sarah P. LEARN, died of the cholera on 7 Sept 1872 in Ransom.
Minnie, 9 years, 8 months, youngest daughter of Rev Alfred and Mrs Fanny P. BRIGHAM died 24 Aug 1872 at the Methodist parsonage in Newton Centre. Her parents, brother and sister will deeply feel their loss, she is safe in heaven with the sister gone before.
Martin LOFTUS a fireman at No 8 breaker, the PA Coal Co's works, left home four weeks ago last Monday and has not been heard of since. He was 46, 5'6", light complexion, gray eyes, dark hair turning gray. Any information contact John PERKINS or Mary LOFTUS of Pittston.
Thursday, 26 Sept 1972
On Saturday last James MONAGHAN, carpenter, was found murdered. His body was found lying in the middle of the road leading from Scranton to the Hampton mines. He was an industrious and peaceable citizen and there was no apparent reason for the foul play.
William GRIFFITHS, son of John GRIFFITHS accidentally shot himself on Sunday while carelessly handling a revolver.
Patrick M. BRENNAN who was recently injured by an explosion of fire damp in the W.C. & I Co's diamond mines near Wilkes Barre, died from the effects of his injuries on Saturday.
Thomas PARRY, who lived on the farm at the foot of the mountain, opposite West Pittston shaft, has emigrated to the far west. Kansas is his destination.
Thomas BARTHOLD, of Ransom Twp died on Monday from a sun stroke he had from riding his mowing machine in July.
Cornelius O'NEIL, living at Cork Lane Depot was hurt by a fall of top coal in one of the shafts of the PA Coal Co on Friday.
Thursday, 10 Oct 1872
James MC KINTRY, an old and much esteemed citizen of Scranton died at his residence on Sunday morning.
Hon. D. N. LATHROPE, recorder of the Mayor's court of the city of Carbondale died suddenly in that city of paralysis.
Patrick MALONEY, a miner employed at the Hyde Park shaft was severely injured by a premature explosion on Tuesday.
Dr SWEET, an eminent Scranton physician died at his residence on Tuesday.
James CAREY, a laborer was killed at the Delaware & Hudson Coal Co No 1 shaft on Monday by a fall of top coal. He was 21 yrs old and lived with his father Richard CAREY in Poke Hollow.
Maj. Isaac BRUNER is the oldest citizen in Muncy. He was b/Northhampton Co, 12 Dec 1788 and removed to Muncy in 1804 and served 2 yrs as a member of Legislature during the Buck-shot War 1838-1840.
Austin BROWN and Patrick LANGAN were assaulted by Thomas FRAY last Friday afternoon. LANGAN received two severe wounds in the head from a bar of iron in the hands of Mr FRAY.
The 13 yr old son of Joseph BEEKER of Hyde Park was killed by the kick of a horse.
Annie M. BEDEEL, 3 month old daughter of Jacob and Ella BEDEEL died of dysentery, at Milwaukie.
Mary Alice CARPENTER, 30, wife of J.B. CARPENTER, USN and daughter of the late Nathaniel D. PLUMER of Newburyport, MA died 1 Oct 1872 in Boston, MA.
Thursday, 17 Oct 1872
James E. DICKINSON, Esq, Tunkhannock m/Mrs Mary E. DAILY of Pittston on 12 Oct 1872 in Pittston.
The remains of Wm. J. YOUNG who drowned in the Susquehanna were found at Plymouth last Friday and taken to NJ for burial. It appears the drowning was a premediated act, it was said he suffered from bouts of depression. He was the proprietor of the Kingston House.
Mrs Andrew BEAUMONT died on Sunday in Wilkes Barre, her funeral took place yesterday.
Timothy MC CARTEY who lived at Cars Patch was struck and killed by an engine Thursday while walking on the tracks.
Michael HOWLING who was a laborer at No 4 Slope, W.B.C. & I. Co, died on Wed of last week from injuries received by an explosion of fire damp.
Thursday, 24 Oct 1872
Elwood C. FINNEY of Mehoopany m/Miss Sarah J. PEASE of Pittston on 23 Oct 1872 in Pittston.
Daniel OLIVER, 22, who was, found as in infant in the cabin of an abandonec canal boat by Wm. OLIVER of this borough and adopted and raised by him, died in an accident in Wilkes Barre. He was coupling cars when the engineer backed up too suddenly, causing the cars to mount, damaging them when one of the bolts went into his abdomen killing him instantly. His remains were interred at Mauch Chunk.
Thursday, 31 Oct 1872
The will of the late William H. SEWARD was opened by his family on 16 Oct 1872. It is a clear, succinct document written entirely in his own hand. He bequeaths his late home at Auburn with all its contents and surroundings to his three sons, by one or more of whom it will doubtless be occupied, and preserved intact as far as possible in its present condition. His other property, consisting in part of securities but mainly real estate in Auburn and in this locality, he divides into four equal shares amongst his sons, Augustus, Fredrick and William and his adopted daughter Olive Risley SEWARD, the two last named being deputed to execute this provision of the instrument. No other bequests or legacies are made. The property has not yet been appraised and it is impossible to say precisely what is amounts to, but it will probably be not far from $200,000.
John DUNLAPP, a miner, was killed instantly at the Twin Shaft near Junction Depot on Friday by a fall of rock, he was buried Sunday.
Alexander BRYDEN m/Miss Maggie LAW, daughter of Wm LAW, Esq last Friday. After breakfast the happy couple started for NY city accompanied by the bridesmaid, Miss Jennie B. LAW and the groomsman Mr. P. C. EVANS of Easton.
Rev. Wm. Richards GRIES, a prominent Espiscopalian clergyman died at Allentown on Monday of last week. He was secretary of the Board of Missions.
William SHOEMAKER, 26, son of the late George SHOEMAKER died of Scarlet Fever, 7 Oct 1872 in Newton.
Thursday, 7 Nov 1872
Mrs Horace GREELEY died Wed, 30 Oct 1872, at the residence of Alvin JOHNSON, NY.
John BEVAN m/Mrs Elizabeth JAMES at the M. E. parsonage 30 Oct 1872 in Pittston.
Sarah L. BENEDICT, wife of E. A. BENEDICT, Senior Editor of this paper, passed away on last Sunday in Jacksonville, FL. She had long suffered from lung afflictions and went to Florida in Feb for her health. Her daughter Carrie and her mother Mrs RUSS were with her.
Mrs R. D. LACOE, 41 yrs, 7 months, 23 days died at her residence after a long painful illness. Bridget was the wife of R. D. LACOE, Esq. Her funeral took place on Sunday and her remains were interred in the family grounds in Hollenback Cemetery.
Thursday, 14 Nov 1872
Christopher RANDALL, 1 yr, 11 months, son of Silas and Elizabeth RANDALL died 9 Nov 1872 of dyptheretic croup in Old Forge Twp.
Joseph C. HITCHNER of the firm of Eggleston & Hitchner of West Pittston m/Miss Nettie WOODHOUSE, daughter of the late Henry WOODHOUSE, Esq. On Thursday evening last in Brooklyn, NY.
Isaac E. LA BARRE m/Miss Mary GRIER, daughter of Thos. GRIER, Esq on Wed last in West Pittston.
Thursday, 21 Nov 1872
I. T. THOMAS of Scranton m/Miss Sarah E. SEARLE of West Pittston on 20 Nov 1872 at the residence of Henry SEARLE, Esq.
Thursday, 28 Nov 1872
The Hon. Milo DIMMICK, member of congress, from the 11th PA district from 1848-1852 died at Mauch Chunk on the 22nd inst.
Thursday, 5 Dec 1872
Horace GREELEY died 29 Nov 1872 in NY. Mrs John F. CEVELAND, his sister is lying dangerously ill in New York city. Mr GREELEY was born in 1811 in Amherst, near Manchester, NH.
Jacob L. BEDELL, 1 yr, 10 months, 13 days, only child of Jacob and Ella BEDELL died 13 Nov 1872 in Milwauki.
Sarah J. BURGESS, 3 yrs, 7 mo, 8 days, only daughter of Frederic and Kate BURGESS died 26 Nov 1872 in Milwaukie.
Thursday, 12 Dec 1872
Oscar D. WILLIAMS, abt 28, was killed at the Coray breaker on Friday after being crushed between cars while trying to uncouple them.
Mary Ann TENCH, 5 yrs, 6 months, only daughter of John and Martha J. TENCH died 1 Dec 1872 in West Pittston of diptheria.
Lizzie MILLER, 3 yrs, 2 mo, 7 days, daughter of C.B. and Elizabeth MILLER died 7 Dec 1872 of paralysis and dyptheria.
Thursday, 19 Dec 1872
Joseph B. SCUREMAN, 55 died at his residence in West Pittston on Wed the 18th inst. He had been ill for two weeks with congestion of the lungs and bowels. His funeral will take place Friday.
John O'DONNELL of Scranton was run over by a freight train at Tarrytown, NY on Sat and cut in two.
Thursday, 26 Dec 1872
Died, 23 Nov 1872, at Ransom, Barbara BRANG, widow of the late Jacob DERSHEIMER in the 76th year of her age, (75 yrs, 10 mo, 21 days) leaving 7 children, 24 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren in all 42 descendants. Her husband predeceased her by one year, they were married in 1819.
Stephen MORSE, 55 years of age, an old resident of West Pittston, died last week.
Almedia BARDALL, 14 yrs, 7 mo, only daughter of Mrs Matilda BARDELL died last Sunday of consumption in West Pittston.
Francis WEED, 44, wife of H. S. WEED, Esq, died Saturday, 21 Dec 1872 in West Pittston.
Parke RICHARDS, 7 yrs, 6 months, youngest son of Daniel W. and Almina L. RICHARDS died 23 Dec 1872 of spotted fever, in Newton, Luzerne Co, PA.
Jennie ROMMEL, 7 yrs, 7 months, daughter of Geo. B. ROMMEL died Sat, 22 Dec 1872 of scarlet fever in West Pittston.
Mahala JACOBY, 16 yrs, 6 mo, 21 days, daughter of Jacob JACOBY died of dropsy on 24 Nov 1872 in Newton.
The Hon. Samuel G. TURNER died at his residence in Wilkes Barre on Friday of last week, age 53.
9 Jan 1873 - 15 May 1873
Thursday, 9 Jan 1873
Orphans Court Sale: Estate of Thos. F. BARTHOLD, deceased. By virtue of an order of the Orphans Court will be sold on the premises, on the 8th day of Feb A.D. 1873 at 2 o'clock.
Hon. William GARRETSON, of Tioga, PA, recently died at Washington, where he was connected with the law department of the Internal Revenue Bureau.
A miner named BURKE, employed at the No 7 shaft, PA Coal Co, while plying his usual vocation a few days ago, was injured by the explosion of fire damp. Death put an end to his suffering on Monday last.
Reuben GETTS, a German living in Exeter, just out of West Pittston, while celebrating the departure of the old year, foolishly fired a gun at the door of Abram DRIESBAUGH'S house, blowing the panels out in pieces and nearly wounding the occupants who were sleeping in an adjoining room.
Thomas DESMOND, Assistant Superintendent of the P & N Y Canal & RR Co, died at Towanda on Sunday evening, the 5th inst. His remains will be taken by train to Bethlehem were the deceased resided.
A young lady named Louisa SCHLAEFFER recently dropped dead while scrubbing a floor. Young lady, never scrub a floor.
John F. NICELY m/Miss Kate OLDENOW both of Shickshinney on New Year's night at the Protestant Church.
Edwin R. DAILEY of Wyoming m/Miss Martha BOYD of Kingston at the M.E. parsonage in Wyoming on 31 Dec 1872.
Richard ELLIS of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Caroline SINCOCK, late of Camborne, Cornwall, Eng on Tuesday, 17 Dec 1872 at Wilkes Barre.
Geo. FRANKLIN of Tunkhannock m/Miss Janie VOSBURG, daughter of William VOSBURG on 29 Dec 1872, at the home of the bride's father in Milwaukie.
John P. LUTZ of Berwick, PA m/Miss Eleanor E. BARTHOLOMEW, of Kingston, PA on ? Jan 1873 in Pittston. (Page torn on date)
A. Mcl. DE WITT, of Pittston m/? BEACH, daughter of the late Henry BEACH on ? Dec 1872 at Mountville, NJ. (Page torn)
Jefferson DAVENPORT, 57 died ? Jan 1873 in West Pittston.(Page torn)
Mrs Annie KELLY, 34 yrs, 1 month, 2 weeks, wife of Ch??? KELLY died Tues, 31 Dec 1872 in Pittston. (Page torn)
Thursday, 16 Jan 1873
James ROWE m/Mrs Mary Ann BARRETT, both of Wilkes Barre, on Sat, 11 Jan 1873.
Alton DEVENPORT 12 yrs, eldest child of Levi and Lottie DEVENPORT died 15 Dec 1872 of scarlet fever near Coleville, NJ.
Henry DETRICK, 21 yrs son of Theron and Sarah DETRICK, died 5 Jan 1873 at Eails, Wyoming Co.
Thursday, 23 Jan 1873
Henry WILLIAMS, employed by the Thomaston Colliery at Pottsville, while cutting ice on the 20th ult, slipped and fell 600 feet down the slope, he was killed instantly, his body being terribly mangled.
Samuel H. RICHARDS of Columbia was run over by the cars at Rohetstown yesterday morning and had both legs severed from his body. His death resulted soon afterwards.
>From the Waverly Advocate thought you would get a kick out of this one also listed in the paper. When babies are taken to church they ought to be checked, and hung--at the door. We know that we incur the displeasure of doting mothers by making this suggestion, but truth is mighty and will prevail.
Alonzor W. ARMSTRONG of Towanda m/Miss Emily DAVIS of Pittston on 16 Jan 1873 in Pittston.
Isaac K. SKELTON of Wilkes Barre, m/Miss Matilda AFFORD of Pittston on 21 Jan 1873 in Pittston.
S. A. WATSON m/Miss Clarinda CORBY on 8 Jan, 1873 in Ransom. Both were from Falls Twp, Wyoming Co.
John BALDWIN, late of the Lackawanna Valley House, in Scranton has taken possession of the Washington House at Stroudsburg.
The wedding of Rev G. T. KELLER and Miss Bertha TUTTON of Tunkhannock was solemnized on the 15th inst.
Thursday, 30 Jan 1873
Terrible Marine Disaster in the English Channel on the night of the 22d inst a few days sail from London. The emigrant ship NORTHFLEET, which sailed from London a few days ago for Australia with 412 passengers exclusive of her crew, was in collision at midnight, two miles from Dungeness, with an unknown foreign steamship, and was cut to the water's edge. Only 85 persons are known to have been saved, and it is believed every other person who was on board has found a watery grave. No attention was paid by the steamship to the emigrant vessel after the collision, and she proceeded on her course, leaving the sufferers to their fate. When the collision happened a panic occurred on the former vessel. The passengers who were asleep, rushed from their births to every portion of the ship where they thought they might be safe, and utterly refused to obey order of the captain. The officer as a last resort to enforce obedience to his command, was compelled to fire upon the terror stricken people and one of them was wounded. It is believe that if the passengers had obeyed the orders of the captain more of them would have been saved. Northfleet was lying at anchor at the time and the name of the steamer which ran into the ship is not known, but she is believed to be a Spanish vessel.
Mauck Chunk had a fashionable wedding last week, in which Mr John W. CRELIN and Miss Mary RICHARDS were the principal actors.
Mrs Melinda SMITH, 22, wife of our esteemed townsman, Henry SMITH, died on Monday last. Mrs Smith came to this country less than two years ago leaving home and friends in England braving the storm and fury of the Atlantic and was joined in holy matrimony on 16 Sep 1871. She ruled in love and appreciated by both husband and children. Her remains were interred in Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
Louis Charles DECKER, 1 yr, 6 mo, son of Philip and Caroline DECKER died of brain fever on 16 Jan 1873 in Pittston.
Carrie PATERSON, 7 yrs, 5 months, daughter of David PATERSON died of diphtheria on 24 Jan 1873 in West Pittston.
W. H. MC GARRAH, of the firm of Goff & Mc Garrah, of Scranton and Miss Walton, daughter of Dr Walton, of Stroudsburg were married on Thursday and have gone on their wedding tour to Washington and other cities in the south.
Thursday, 6 Feb 1873
J.T. WILSON m/Miss Tena AFFARD on 23 Jan 1873 at the Baptist parsonage, both from Pittston.
Thursday, 6 March 1873 (they skipped to here)
Mrs Cornelia V. E. WHEELER 77 yrs, died after a short illness of one week. The funeral took place at the residence of her son, D. W. Clinton WHEELER, 36 East Thirty-sixth St, NY on Sat afternoon. Her remains were taken to Warwick, Orange Co for interment. Mrs Wheeler had resided for a number of years on River St in West Pittston with her son-in-law J. Amherst WISNER. Two of her four sons volunteered their services to their country in the late war. She was of Huguenot ancestry and her father Mr ? HUNN was an amateur artist and resided at Newburg, upon the Hudson River. Her maternal uncle Philip Freneau, was the poet of the American Revolution and of French parentage. His poems were published during 1768. After her marriage with Col James WHEELER she resided in his home at Warwick, Orange Co, NY until his death. The family circle was broken again when by the death of her daughter, Mrs Mary WISNER and little grand daughter Mary. Removing to NY she resided with her sister, relict of Mr Wm. FALLS until she died.
Thomas CRAYON, 17 had his arm mashed in the machinery of the new West Pittston shaft on Friday last week. His father was killed a few weeks before by falling in the same shaft. Both father and son were in the West Pittston shaft burn.
John INGLEMAN, residing at the L & B Junction died recently. His life was insured in the National Life Insurance Co of Chicago for $2,500. He had paid $24 to the company, and his family now gets the $2,500. This is another argument in favor of life insurance.
Jackson CARYLE 24 yrs, b/Michigan, shoots himself through the head and expires three hours later. (Early on Friday afternoon of last week.) He had been sick for many months.
Thursday, 13 March 1873
J. W. BURNHAM of Scranton m/Miss Lizzie BREESE of Wyoming on 12 March 1873 in Pittston.
Willie H. PECK of Scranton m/Miss M. Arminda KYTE of West Pittston on 11 March 1873 at the bride's residence.
Annie FINKLER, 15 yrs daughter of Peter FINKLER died 16 Feb 1873 in Newton.
Lydia BIESECKER, 38 years, 3 mo, 17 days, wife of George BIESECKER and daughter of Silas SUTTON died 20 Feb 1873 in Newton.
Jennie BUMGARDNER, 21 yrs, 6 mo, daughter of John BUMGARDNER of Ransom died of consumption on 26 Feb 1873 at the residence of her brother in law, John MC DONNELLY.
John O'BOYLE, 24 yrs, and the only support of an aged mother, died last Monday after an accident at the No 4 Slope at Browntown. His father died but a few months ago.
Thursday, 20 March 1873
Ed HARRIS was shot and instantly killed by William WALLER in Plymouth on Friday night last. Whiskey and woman was the cause. WALLER was committed to Wilkes Barre jail.
Nathan LEWIS, 65 years, well known citizen of Franklin Twp committed suicide by hanging himself last Saturday morning.
Thursday, 27 March 1873
L. H. ROSENKRANS whose obituary appears in another column was the only surviving brother of our townsman, Ira D. ROSENKRANS. Lewis H. ROSENKRANS, 45, son of Benjamin and Susan ROSENKRANS died 10 March 1873 in Newton. He was born in Sussex Co, NJ 22 Jan 1828 and removed to this place with his parents, three sisters and two brothers in the spring of 1848. He married Miss Arilla WILLIAMS of Huntington on 18 March 1852. Shortly afterwards he built a house on a part of his father's farm, where he resided at the time of his death. He was industrious in summer plying his vocation as a farmer, in winter the arduous duties of a teacher. He was engaged for a few years as a clerk, but his father needing his assistance he again turned his attention to agriculture and teaching, until failing health incapacitated him for further labors.
A A SANDERS, an old resident of West Pittston was found on Friday afternoon drowned in the canal near Clarke's Brewery. In the habit of indulging in intoxicating liquors, and while under its influences supposed to have met his fate.
Charles DRAKE, 87, died at Old Forge on Saturday last week. He is survived by Mrs DRAKE who still possesses all her facilities.
C. A. PORTER m/Miss Mary L. MILLER on 25 March 1873 in Pittston.
Thursday, 3 Apr 1873
The WHITE STAR STEAMER: The total wreck of the White Star steamship Atlantic occurred off the coast of Halifax, Newfoundland at about two o'clock last Tuesday morning. There were over one thousand passengers, men, women and children, and of this number seven hundred and fifty perished. Some were drowned in attempting to gain the shore while others went down with the ship. The Atlantic was considered a first class vessel. Upon the occasion of the disaster its voyage was intended to be from Liverpool to New York. The voyage proved to be an unusually long one, and the steamer was headed for the purpose of procuring a supply of coal to Halifax, a port not in the line of passage. Twenty miles from land it fouled upon a sunken rock and went down before provisions could be made for the safety of the mass of passengers. Only two hundred and fifty, of the one thousand souls on board the vessel, were saved.
Thursday, 10 Apr 1873
Martin KELLER, a laborer in the Hyde Park shaft was instantly killed on Thursday of last week by a fall of top coal.
Stephen ABBOT is lying dangerously ill with small pox at the Rising Sun Hotel, Wilkes Barre.
Mrs GRADY, widow of the late Hon. Anthony GRADY of Wilkes Barre, died in New York city on the 27th inst.
Alex GRAY, Esq, formerly a resident of Wilkes Barre, but of late of Princeton, NJ died there Monday morning last.
Thursday, 17 Apr 1873
The body of Richard JENKINS, who so mysteriously disappeared from his home at Providence, on the night of the 27th of March, was found in the Lackawanna River, lodged against a sprag near Park Place bridge last Friday morning. There were no marks of violence upon his body.
Mrs Rebecca D. COREY, an old resident of Wilkes Barre died at the residence of her son, Douglass COREY at Hooperion, IL from which place her body was brought to her old home and interred in the public cemetery on Friday last. She was the mother of C.I. A. CHAPMAN of this place.
A little son of Thomas LAMB, a locomotive engineer, fell into the river in front of the Valley Hotel in Wilkes Barre on Thursday afternoon last week and was swept away by the boiling flood. His body has not yet been recovered.
Mr MERRIT, who was drowned with his bride in the Atlantic disaster, was well known in Wilkes Barre, where he was largely interested in in coal lands.
New Police Officers. The following is a list of officers appointed by
the Town Council.
Chief of Police, James KEATING; Captains, George BROWN, Samuel FIELDS, John VAHEY
Police, Alex MARTIN, Luke CONNORS, H. OLIVER, John CLARK, Stephen WILLIAMS, M. MC ANDREWS, Jno. W. DAVIS, Jr, M. W. TIGUE, James MC HALE, James GIBBONS, John O'MALLEY, A. GINLEY, Pat GILGALLON, N. J. SMITH, Eli AGER, S. G. HUBBELL, Charles LA COMPTE, Charles MORROW, Wm. STROH, Daniel SHELLEY, George TOMLINSON, Eugene VAHEY, Thomas MC CUE, Ruben GRUVER, Wm. GETHLING, Hugh KEFFER, Robert LYNOTT, Neal GILLISPIE, Thomas O'BRIEN, John JORDAN, Riley NICHOLS, Phillip G. KILLIAN.
E. A. BENEDICT, senior editor of the Scranton City Journal m/Miss M. M. SPOOR of Scranton at the residence of the bride's sister, 2207 Ellsworth St, Philadelphia on the 9th inst.
J. Turvey FELLOWS of Hyde Park m/Miss Frances E. BARTON of Corning, NY on the 6th inst.
Thomas MILLER, a slate picker, employed at Brown's Colliery was instantly killed on Saturday, 5 Apr 1873 in attempting to jump on the cars at No 3 Plane.
Mrs Catherine ATHERTON, relict of the late John ATHERTON of Lackawanna, died at her residence on the 10th inst, aged 75 years. Three months ago we published the death of her husband at the advanced age of 83 years.
Mrs Rebecca D. JAMISON, was born in New London, CT in May 1794. She lost her father in early youth and having acquired an excellent education she commenced teaching and continued that occupation for the support of self, her mother and an invalid sister. In 1814 she removed to Troy, NY and thence to Ralston Spa where she taught with great success. Marrying here she removed to the wild Susquehanna country with her husband, Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Esq who had received an appointment under the Lehigh Coal Co, then just commencing their great operations. She resided several years at Nescopec and thence removed to Mauch Chunk. Here her husband died and selling her few effects at auction she took her two children to Wilkes Barre and there opened the first female seminary in the valley being assisted by Miss TROTT, afterwards Mrs G. W. WOODWARD. In 1831 she married the late Ebenezer CAREY, who had long kept the only store at Pittston Ferry. Improving the beautiful place which she had acquired in Wilkes Barre, she spent many years there, until one of her sons became a resident of Pittston, when she came to live with him and continued to do so until his removal to Illinois whither she followed him, and having witnessed him peacefully settled on a beautiful farm, she died among her grandchildren in the joyful hope of a blissful immortality.
Evan DAVIS, 68 years, died at his residence on Parsonage Street the morning of the 7th inst. He was a native of England and came to this country with his family in 1850. He was a kind husband and good father of David and James DAVIS.
Saml. GARDNER m/Miss Flora IVES, both of Ransom, on 27 March 1873 at the residence of Mrs John ROWE in Plymouth.
Wickham SMITH m/Miss Frank STINARD, both of Newton, on 29 March 1873 in Abington.
Jonathan FAUST of Schuylkill Co m/Miss Ruth NEAL of Pittston on 12 April 1873 in Pittston.
Wm. TREVAIL m/Mrs Eliza TREVAIL, both of Wilkes Barre, on 7 April 1873 in Wilkes Barre.
Dr G. W. WILLIAMSON m/Miss Jennie HOFFMAN of Stoddardsville on the 9th inst at the Baptist parsonage.
O. F. KIMBLE m/Miss L. M. LOWE, both of Pittston married by the same, at the same place and time as the couple above.
Louis SEIBEL of Pittston m/Miss Rosa BARDES of New York city on 14 Apr 1873, at the residence of the bride's parents in New York city.
Henry R. COLLUM, 61 years, died on 30 March 1873 of dropsy, in Newton.
Thursday, 24 April 1873
It is well known that Steuben JENKINS, Esq has a valuable collection of historical documents, Indian relics and other matters bearing on the early history of our valley. He has given a great deal of time and labor to the cause of Local History and desires that in the event of his death, his labor may not be lost. With a view of placing his collection "where it will do most good" he has organized the "Jenkins Institue of History and Science" to be located at Wyoming. (Does anyone know about anymore about this, is there such a place now? )
A man named MC DONALD who was employed by the D.L. & W. RR was instantly killed at Sixteen Crossing on Saturday.
A conductor on the D.L. & W. RR named KEARNS met with a fatal accident on Saturday at Port Morris.
John H. WILLIAMS was instantly killed on Monday at the Sloan slope by a premature blast.
Edward LYNCH, a resident of Scott was drowned in Farmun's mill pond on Saturday.
James M. FREAR died at Scranton last Saturday19 Apr 1873, from the effects of cancer in the mouth. He had suffered also from catarrh in the head and various other ailments. He had been identified with the stove trade for thirty five years and was the originator of many valuable patents. He died at the age of 55 years and his remains were taken to Brooklyn and interred in the Cypress Hill Cemetery.
Thursday, 1 May 1873
C. H. CRISSEY, of Wilkes Barre, son in law of Wm. TUCK died very suddenly in that city on Saturday morning.
Joseph M'CRACKEN m/Lydia CAREY, both of Pittston on Saturday, 26th inst.
Mrs Nina Coppee MAYER, 24, wife of the Rev Henry C. MAYER and daughter of Rt Rev William Deacon STEVENS, Bishop of the Diocese of PA, died Thursday, 10 Apr 1873 near Munich' in Bavaria. Mrs MAYER had accompanied her husband to Europe for the benefit of his health and their return was shortly expected. Her remains were to leave Liverpool on the 24th of April.
Thursday, 8 May 1873
Gen. Amos Nichols MEYLERT died last Saturday evening after a three month battle of a baffling disease. He was born at New Milford, Susquehanna Co 2 Dec 1821, eldest son of Secku MEYLERT a widely known influential citizen of that county. One of the first business enterprises was the publication of the North Star, a weekly newspaper at Montrose where his family afterwards resided. When still a young man and soon after his marriage he moved to Butler Co to take charge of several land estates. He remained in western PA until 1857 he then moved to Philadelphia. In 1858 he came to Scranton and engaged in the banking business with Col. MASON of Towanda. In 1860 he was elected Brigadier General of the State Militia of this and adjoining counties and at the outbreak of the rebellion was very active in giving of his time and means toward raising and forwarding volunteers for the Union Army. Tomorrow all that is mortal of this friend will be consigned to earth, green will be his grave. *Post mortem examinations were made and the diagnosis being, cancer of the liver.
Joseph H. GILLESPIE a much respected citizen of Providence died at his residence on Monday. (Also seen listed same page as W. for his middle initial)
Two young men HIGINS and JENNINGS from Dunmore were killed in the Modoc war.
The remains of Mr COON who shot himself in Providence was brought to Pittston on Monday last for interment.
West Pittston Cemetery. Taking an afternoon stroll through the West Pittston Cemetery we were pleased to see the very neat orderly and subsantial manner in which Mr DOWNING has arranged the lots where are placed the remains from the old "Fell burying ground" on Butler Hill. The lots are fenced with post of cut stone six inches square with pyramidal tops set at intervals of eight feet, with a zinc coated iron pipe forming the connecting rod between each, the whole forming a fence at once tasteful and substantial and which we are sure will often be copied by those owning lots. At the heads of the graves are the marble, the sandstone and even the rough stones which were at the head of the graves at the old ground. Mr Downing whom we chanced to meet there said that he was directed by Mr SMITH (Gen. Supt. of PA Coal Co) to treat the remains as though they were of his own friends and to make the new resting place neat and orderly so that the friends would be perfectly satisfied. We should say that the instructions were carried out to the letter. Within the fence the surface is dug over to the depth of twelve inches, all the stone removed, the ground well manured and grass seed sown to grow a green sod. The whole forms a model of neatness that we should be glad to see frequently copied in the cemetery.
Emma HUTHMAKER, 19 years, died 1 May 1873 at the residence of her grandfather Jacob HUTHMAKER, in Ransom.
Lewie A. MICHAELS, 13 months, only child of Oliver and Barbara A. MICHAELS died on 12 April 1873 near Tunkhannock.
15 May 1873
The following real estate will be sold at Sheriff's Sale on Saturday, the 31st inst, at the Court House in Wilkes Barre.
The property of Elizabeth TOBY, situate in Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot with a two story frame house and out buildings.
The property of E. E. SWARTZ and S. WILCOX, situate in Madison Twp, consisting of a piece of land, having thereon a two story frame dwelling house.
The property of William SHAY, situate in Blakely Twp, consisting of a lot of ground, with a two story frame house thereon.
The property of Abram ACORS, situate, in the Twp of Foster, consisting of 217 acres of land with frame building and out buildings.
The property of Martin MC GUIRE, situate in the village of Archbald, consisting of a lot of land, with frame building.
The property of Thomas B. EVANS, situate in the borough of Pittston, consisting of a lot of land, with dwelling house, shoemaker shop and out buildings.
The property of Edward MC CARTY, situate in Pleasant Valley, consisting of a lot of land, with dwelling house and out buildings.
The property of Abraham KANAN, situate in Mill Hollow, consisting of a lot of ground, with wood dwelling house thereon.
The property of Thomas JELLEY, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground, with two story frame dwelling.
The property of Samuel DAVIES, situate in the Twp of Pittston, consisting of twenty nine acres of land, having thereon two dwellings and a barn.
The property of Stephen SLICKER, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground, with frame building thereon.
The property of Hester DUNSTINE, in the village of Taylorville, consisting of a lot of ground, with dwelling house.
The property of W. S. JONES, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground, with 3 frame dwellings and other improvements.
The property of Henry GEIGHER and Ed. EARLY, in Pittston Twp, consisting of 273 acres of land, two frame houses, barn, blacksmith shop, steam saw mill and out buildings.
The property of John BOEGER, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground, with frame dwelling and out houses.
The property of Jesse WOOTRING, in Butler Twp, consisting of about 13 acres of land with house and barn thereon.
The property of M.S. BURCH, in Lackawanna Twp, consisting of a lot of land, with dwelling house and out buildings.
The property of V.Y. DEXTER, in the borough of Plymouth, consisting of a lot of land, with dwelling house, barn and out building.
The property of Albert GOLL, in Buck Twp, containing six acres of land, with two story frame dwelling and barn.
The property of John KELLEY, in the city of Scranton, consisting of a lot of ground.
The property of John LLOYD, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground, dwelling house and other buildings.
The property of Sylvanus EASTER-BROOK and D. C. LAKE, in the Twp of Providence, consisting of a lot of land, with carriage and blacksmith shop thereon.
The property of Sterling ROOT and Sarah his wife, in the city of Wilkes Barre, containing half an acre of land, with frame dwelling and fruit trees thereon.
The property of Asa R. PEMBLETON, in the Twp of Franklin, consisting of fifty five acres of land with dwelling house and barn.
The property of James HAYES, in Wilkes Barre Twp, consisting of a lot of land.
The property of Simon C. BARNARD, in Plains Twp, consisting of a lot of land, with dwelling house, frame shop and barn.
The property of Charles GREGORY and Arched GREGORY, in the Twp of Lackawanna, consisting of a lot or piece of land.
The property of Ida GREEN and Manuel her husband, in the city of Scranton, consisting of a lot and a three story brick building.
The property of John KELLEY and Edward FRESTON, in the borough of Hazelton, consisting of a lot of ground having thereon four frame dwellings.
The property of Jacob HAZELETTE, in the borough of Shickshinny, consisting of a lot of land, with frame dwelling house.
The property of Benj. T. DAVIS, consisting of a lot of land, with frame dwelling and out buildings.
The property of Anthony MOFFIT, in the city of Scranton, consisting of a lot of ground, with brick building thereon.
The property of Andrew UNDERWURST, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a lot of ground with frame dwelling house.
The property of Ashael GREGORY and Mary J. his wife, in the borough of Shickshinny, consisting of two lots of ground, dwelling and out buildings.
The property of H. C. GEPHART, in the village of Freehold, consisting of two lots of ground, with dwellings and other buildings thereon.
The property of William REILLY, in the Twp of Hanover, consisting of a lot of ground, with frame dwelling thereon.
The property of Manuel GREEN, in the city of Scranton, on Mulberry St, consisting of a lot of ground with a dwelling and a one story building used as a saloon.
The property of Barney TOOLE, in the city of Wilkes Barre, consisting of a tract of land with dwelling house and outbuildings thereon.
The property of Arreta E. COMSTOCK, in the borough of West Pittston, a tract of land, with frame dwelling and out buildings thereon.
Thursday, 15 May 1873
Mrs HEYDEGGER of Kingston, on Thursday, of 1 May, while temporarily insane, drowned herself and infant in a cistern.
William MOHAN, a workman of Catasauqua, PA was killed by a passenger train while crossing the tracks on Saturday morning.
The property of John BOND, at the corner of Luzerne Ave and Vine St in West Pittston, has been purchased for a Rectory of St James Church.
Charlotte BEAVEN, 52 years, 6 months, wife of Richard BEAVEN died on Sunday, 14 May 1873.
Thursday, 29 May 1873
Among the bodies recovered from the wreck of the "Atlantic" was a female who had nine shillings and six pence in her pocket and a ticket from New York to Wilkes Barre, marked Alice and Mary CARDER. Perhaps someone knows of such a family. (Said the paper)
Alonzo G. MIlLIGAN m/Miss M. E. FORD on 21 May 1873 at the M. E. Parsonage in Pittston.
Thomas FEAR m/Miss Mary Jane BEVAN on the 24th ult at the home of the bride's father.
Kenard SAX, 87 years, died on the 26th inst in Exeter Twp. He was buried in Mt Zion Cemetery on Wed. He was one of the pioneers of Exeter and the last surviving brother of the late John SAX of Pittston.
Thursday, 5 June 1873
A terrible explosion occurred at the Wapwollopen Powder Mills, situate five miles above this place on Wed morning. The explosion occurred in the coining mill but from what cause is not known. The building was blown to atoms and the powder scattered in all directions setting the fire to the chip and dry house which also exploded killing Michael NOSS, a work man in the dry house instantly and burning Phillip BRYFOGLE, George TOTTON, Thos. SCHURTZ, outside laborers in a frightful manner. Phillip lingered in great agony for a few hours and then died. The other two died yesterday morning.
Daniel LAZARUS, about ten years of age, and son of Mrs A. M. JEFFORDS was drowned at what is known among the boys at "Table Rock in the river."
Mr & Mrs James J. BRYDEN, of Swallow St will celebrate their 25th anniv of their wedding on Monday, 9 June 1873.
Nellie SHELLY, 2 years, 5 mo, only child of John and Annie SHELLY died on 28 May 1873 in Newton.
John KING of Meshoppen m/Miss Ellen DE PUY on 14 May 1873 at the residence of the bride's father at Falls.
E. C. GARNEY m/Miss Kate J. MILLER on the 31st ult in Wyoming.
Thursday, 12 June 1873
Sixty persons left Wilkes Barre last week, part of the Wyoming colony for Fort Hays, Kansas. Fifty three more will leave for the same destination next month.
Elijah COUCH, father of B. P. COUCH of Carbondale and for many years a resident of Lackawanna Valley, died on the 13th of May last, at the residence of his daughter in Oneida, Knox Co, IL, at the advanced age of ninety two years. He came to this valley in 1835.
Thursday, 19 June 1873
Mrs English, wife of Joseph ENGLISH died last Saturday, the Dr said it was due to apoplexy.
A carpenter named REESE, living at Shickshinny was killed at the L & B Junction last Friday.
Thos. CLARK, miner, was injured at the Von Storch colliery, Providence last Thursday.
John JAMES was injured at the Hyde Park mines on Wed by the fall of top coal.
Jas. DURKIN was killed at the Empire, Wilkes Barre on Tuesday by a premature blast.
Andrew MULROONEY, miner was badly hurt, at the new D & H slope at Archbald by a premature blast.
Patrick DOUGHERTY was injured about the head on Friday at the Bellevue mines in Scranton by a fall of top coal.
Patrick HAGGERTY was slightly burned by an explosion of gas at the Leggett Creek shaft on Wed.
On the 13th a boy named John MC KALE employed at the Stark colliery Pleasant Valley had three fingers crushed.
A man named James JOHNSON was instantly killed last Tues by a fall of coal at the Grand Tunnel mine.
Casper FININOGLE of Pittston m/Mrs Mary E. WALTERS at the residence of the bride's mother on 13 June 1873 in Pittston.
Elva A. WILLIAMS, wife of Charles M. WILLIAMS died Sunday 25 May 1873 of consumption in Plainsville. She was born in Fishing Creek, Columbia Co, 12 March 1837, daughter of Philip and Rebecca DODDER. Her husband and children mourn her.
Thursday, 26 June 1873
Patrick FOGIN, miner was killed on Monday last at the Boston mines of D L & W RR Co. He leaves five orphan children, as he wife died a short time ago.
Michael JOYCE, miner at the Grand Tunnel mine, died Saturday. He leaves a wife and a number of small children.
Wm. JOHN, miner at the National Mine D L & W Co was seriously injured. He lives at Taylorville.
James EHLER who was injured at No 10 shaft on the 10th, died on Friday last.
Miss Jennie STEVENS, 23 years 5 mo, died Wed morning of consumption, she was the organist for the Sabbath school of the Baptist Church. She was the 4th daughter of Henry and Jeanette STEVENS.
Patrick HONAN m/Miss Ellen O'HORO on 22d inst at John's Church Pittston.
Mrs Josephine Ferrier CREWELL, formerly of Patterson, NJ died. She spent a great deal of her school days in this area. She resided with her sister, Mrs Lizzie BEEMER who died Feb 1859. She is the 4th sister who has died since Mrs B. She left a husband and a babe not quite a year old. One sister and bro are all that remain along with the widowed mother.
Thursday, 3 July 1873
John A. SAYDAM, 47 years, of Scranton died suddenly on 25 June 1873. He was taken to Belvedere for burial.
Mrs James FRIANT died last evening, after a long painful illness.
William WILSON, 71, died 28 June 1873 of apoplexy at the residence of his son in law Nicholas BERRY, in West Pittston. He was born at Wall's End, near New Castle Upon Tyne, Eng. He came to this country in 1832 and traveled thru Canada, New York Harrisburg, Cincinnati and etc. He returned to Eng and brought his family back settling on a farm at Deansville, near Utica, NY. After the death of his wife he then came to Pittston in 1855. He was buried in West Pittston cemetery on 2 July.
Judge William S. REDDIN, 85 years, died at his residence Monday evening last. He was a native of Cork. He came to this valley some forty years ago. He fought with Wellington on the Peninsula and charged with his squadron at Waterloo. He was buried in Hallenback Cemetery with Masonic rites.
Mrs Sophia BOWKLEY, 58 years, wife of Benjamin BOWKLEY died last Friday. She had asthma for 18 years.
William CHIVERS of Pittston died at his residence on South Main St resulting from an attack of Bilious Pneumonia on 20 June 1873. He was buried at the Odd Fellow's cemetery. He was a good husband and loving father.
John BOOTH, 35 years, died 29 June 1873 of consumption after a long illness. He was a Union soldier in the rebellion and leaves a wife and three children.
Thursday, 10 July 1873
Maggie CRUICKSHANK at service in the family of Payne PETTYBONE, Esq, at Wyoming fell dead on Sunday last. Disease of the heart was thought to be the cause.
Willie Hamilton FREEMAN, 27 days old, son of J. W. And Sarah FREEDMAN died 4 July 1873.
John M. BOOTH, 35 years, died 29 June 1873 of consumption of four years, ending by hemorrhage. His wife is left to mourn him, burial was in West Pittston cemetery.
Thursday, 17 July 1873
Henry J. BAKER, of Carbondale was found dead in his bed at the Kingston Hotel on Tuesday morning last week. A bottle of liquor was found with him.
James WATSON m/Miss Sarah SIGLIN, both of Hazelton, at the M. E. Parsonage, Wyoming on 5 July 1873.
Emiline GRIFFIN, abt 53 years, wife of Pelham GRIFFIN died 9 June 1873 near Schultzville in Newton Twp.
Thursday, 24 July 1873
An old lady named Mary METCALF, with a memory reaching back ninety years died in this county last week.
Mary MULLEY, daughter of Owen MULLEY, of Scranton, while out picking strawberries on Wednesday of last week was bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake and died during the night.
Thomas DURKIN of Scranton m/Miss Alice BROWN, daughter of the late James BROWN on Tuesday morning last week at St John's Roman Catholic Church.
Winters POHEN, 58 years died Sunday last in West Pittston of dropsy after a long illness.
Thursday, 31 July 1873
James GRADY, an old miner at Carbondale, was found dead in three feet of water at the foot of his garden.
Wm. C. BALDWIN m/Miss Anna JENKINS at the residence of C. H. VAUGHAN, Esq, 23 July 1873. All were from Wyoming.
Thursday, 7 August 1873
Two men will killed and one injured at the Diamond Mines of the Wilkes Barre Coal and Iron Co last Monday. Luke FOLEY, assistant fire boss was injured when he was badly burned about the head and hands. John FLAHERTY and Frederick FULROD died. FLAHERTY was the only one married and leaves a wife and six children.
Longevity in Plains Township: Mr & Mrs LAMB ages 86 and 87 who live on Plank Rd near Swoyer's Enterprise Colliery. "Daddy Lamb" is seen every day carrying his dinner pail to and from work.
Mrs THOMPSON, John MITCHELL'S mother in law, age 84, can see to sew with out her spectacles and attend to her own affairs.
John CLARK, 82, walks about his farm every day enjoying good health.
Mrs Hannah WILLIAMS, age 80, widow of Thomas Williams takes care of her self and two others. Likes to walk to market in Wilkes Barre.
Mrs Polly ALBART, 80 of Pine Ridge works in her garden and walks to Bald Mountain to pick whortleberries.
John DEAL, 79, lives near Parson's, plans to run for the officer of Supervisor next spring.
Mr & Mrs John STARK, 78 and 76, and married 58 years are both in good health.
Mr & Mrs STOCKER, 73 and 75, are in good health and take care of their own business.
Mr & Mrs George YALE, of Pine Ridge, 73 and 72, George says he has lived fast enough to be over a hundred.
Mrs Sally WILLIAMS, 76, widow of Moses WILLIAMS is in good health and takes care of her own affairs.
Mrs SEARLE, 76 is widow of John SEARLE is in good health and attends church regularly.
Mrs Mary JOHNSON, 71 of Pine Ridge is the widow of Samuel JOHNSON.
Peter EVERITT, 72 lives in Pine Ridge.
Mrs Maria WILLIAMS, 71, wife of J. R. WILLIAMS, Esq. Health very poor, stricken with paralysis for more than a year.
Thursday, 14 August 1873
Mrs PERKINS, mother of John PERKINS of this place was buried last Sunday.
Mrs Samuel SHOOK, of Crooked Lake, Wyoming Co was buried on Wed last week on her 49th birthday. She died of congestion of the stomach.
John ROBERTS of Yatesville, miner, aged abt 70 was killed instantly in the Yatesville Tunnel by a fall of coal.
Mrs P. F. CALLAHAN of Pleasant Valley recently gave birth to three children, Sarah, Annie and Patrick.
Mr MAJOR accidently shot and killed his neighbor Oscar MILLS, 33 years, while attempting to shoot a hawk which was attacking his chickens. The funeral took place in Tunkhannock.
Two women were killed and seven others injured when lighting hit the mountain area where they were picking berries. Mrs Mary KLEIN, wife of Phillip KLEIN and Caroline SCHUNK, 17 years, who lived on Cedar St, were killed.
Jacob WARNER, 91 died at Mauch Chunk last Thursday night. He was employed for 54 years in the Lehigh Navigation Co.
James JENKINS, Esq died on the 8th inst in the village of Wyoming. He was born in Exeter Twp, 29 Jan 1796. He was a grandson of the one of earliest pioneers of the valley, John JENKINS, Esq who came to valley in the fall of 1753, 120 years ago. In 1762 with 118 others he settled in Wyoming. He commenced life as a farmer on his farm at the forks of the Pittston and Tunkhannock roads, two miles above Wyoming. In the spring of 1826 he became a merchant. In 1827 he built the house in which he died. In 1828 he bought the tavern stand and in 1829 opened a store. He gave the lot for the erection of the church edifice now owned by the M.E. church of Wyoming. When the Luzerne Presbyterial Institute was projected he came forward and made the largest contribution towards it.
Thomas SAMPSON m/Miss Elizabeth Jane TOMS on the 29th of July 1873 at Wilkes Barre.
Thursday, 28 August 1873
Dr P. R. WAGENSELLER was killed on 16 August 1873 by his hired man, a blacksmith named George WEINRICH. Mr WEINRICH was intoxicated and the two exchanged words when he put a knife into the Doctor's abdomen.
Leonard COOLBAUGH m/Miss Lizzie STOCKBRIDGE at the home of the bride in Pleasant Valley on the 21st inst.
W.M. HYDE of Baltimore m/Mary LEWERS, daughter of the late Rev. Jas. LEWERS on 19 Aug 1873 at her home in Easton.
Benjamin ROSENKRANS, 69 years, died 23 Aug 1873 in West Pittston.
Thursday, 11 Sept 1873
Michael GRANAHAN, 12 years was killed at the Lehigh Breaker last Thursday. He was the son of Thos. GRANAHN of Cork Lane.
George Palmer STEEL of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Mamie L. SMITH, youngest daughter of Maj. John B. SMITH on 4 Sept 1873 in Pittston.
James W. WILNER of Wyoming, m/Miss Adelaide E. GEORGE of Hornelsville, NY on 6 Sept at the M. E. Parsonage in Wyoming.
David WORDEN, of Binghamton m/Miss Kate STARK, daughter of the late John D. STARK on 9 Sept 1873 in West Pittston.
Harry S. KASPER, 8 mo, 6 days, son of John and Francis KASPER died on Saturday, the 6th inst.
Mrs Hettie CROTZER, 72 years, 6 months, died at the home of her son, Merrit ROZELLE, of dysentery on 3 Sept 1873 in Exeter. She was born in Sussex Co, NJ on 5 March 1801 and was the daughter of John ROLOSON. She married Joseph ROZELLE in May of 1821. He died Nov 1851 leaving a family of ten children all of who are all known to be still living. In 1853 she married David CROTZER who died in 1861. She spent time in Ransom Valley with her daughter, Mrs Sebastain DERSHEIMER. She had 48 grandchildren, of whom 39 and 2 great grandchildren survive her.
Thursday, 18 Sept 1873
Matthew PHOENIX, aged 108 years, died at Kingston on 22 August 1873. He had voted for every president which the United States has had.
A young man named DREIFOGLE, who resided between Walnutport and Lehigh Gap died when he fell between the cars of a freight while jumping from one car to another.
A boy named BURKE met with a terrible accident and was killed, when he attempted to climb on a coal car and slipped and fell under the car.
Robert W. BARNARD, 20, of this city was lost overboard during a storm at sea on a voyage to China with the Navy. He was the eldest son of Mrs BARNARD, widow of the late Col. R. W. BARNARD of the US Army who died abt two years ago while in command of the garrison at Baton Rouge.
J. DRESSLER, was killed at the Burnside colliery on Monday, he leaves a wife.
Edward J. BAKER of Hazelton m/Miss Susanna STOCKER on the 7th inst in Pittston.
Simon SMITH m/Miss Josephine M. THOMPSON on 12 Sept 1873.
Henry LEWELLEN, an embryo minister of the Baptist Church from Deerfield, NJ eloped with Emma HAGENBUCH, the adopted daughter of Peter HAGENBUCH. Her parents were opposed to the match.
A woman named MORGAN, 37 years, from Taylorville fell dead on the Avenue in front of Gilmore's on Tuesday. She was suffering from heart disease and leaves three children.
Thursday, 25 Sept 1873
The little son of Thomas EVANS, living on Welsh Hill was taken sick on Thursday and died of dyptheria.
H. H. COOLEY died in Springfield, MA on Monday last. He and his family moved from Pittston some weeks ago.
Miss Kate M. SCHOOLEY, 21 years, daughter of Jessy B. SCHOOLEY died on 15 Sept 1873 in Denver, CO of consumption. Her remains were accompanied home by her father, she had gone to Denver for her health. She was buried in the Wyoming cemetery.
John TIGUE of Pittston died on Sunday the 21st inst of dysentery.
Albert DIETRICK m/Miss Nettie SIMPSON on Wednesday at the Baptist parsonage.
James RYAN was killed in an accident at Steele's mine last Wed. His father was killed two or three years ago in quarry in MA.
Mrs Bridget HOWLEY, living in Keiser Valley died of hydrophobia on Friday. She had been bitten by a mad dog three months ago.
Thursday, 2 October 1873
A brutal double murder was committed near Montrose last Friday night. A woman by the name of O'MARA and her daughter were the victims
Wesley BREESE, a conductor on a railroad in the state of Maine was killed on Tuesday while passing a bridge. For some reason he stuck his head out at the wrong time. His remains will be brought to Wyoming for burial.
Mr & Mrs Joseph CAKE celebrated their fifth anniversity, their wooden wedding, with friends last Wed. Eight seven sat down for a first class meal.
The five year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry BURDELL of Wood St died as the results of a accident on the railroad tracks last Saturday.
Mrs ALTER, mother of Mrs Kate GOODWIN, died of cancer last Tuesday in Wyoming.
James MOFFIT met with a fatal accident at the railroad latches, two miles below town last Tuesday.
The young son of Mr A. STEVENSON, 109 Hepburn St died in Williamsport last Tuesday after drinking from a bottle of corbolic acid and spilling it on his body which blistered him.
Fred MARSDEN died last Monday while helping some men get a truck on the road. He fell into the water and drowned. His head had been cut and lower limbs broken as well.
Thursday, 9 Oct 1873
The remains of the late John MACLAREN were interred at Forest Hill cemetery yesterday. There was a large masonic rites service, his disease was said to have been an enlargement of the heart.
Conrad SAXE born in Phillipsburg, NJ 21 Feb 1791 died 28 May 1873 in Exeter, Luzerne Co. He moved from Phillipsburg to Stodartsville, PA were he married Miss Sarah WHITE who mourns his loss. He had resided in Exeter for 21 years. His family of nine children will surely miss him.
Wm. KERRY m/Miss Rachel Caroline CUMMINGS on 29 Sept 1873 in the new Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church of Wilkes Barre. They were presented with a copy of the scriptures being they were the first couple married in the new church.
William LIND, brakeman was killed on the Leigh Valley Railroad Friday morning after being caught between a coal and freight car.
Thursday, 16 Oct 1873
F.W. GUNSTON of Scranton m/Miss Maggie BREHL of Wilkes Barre this evening.
William GLASS, got drunk last Saturday and died the next morning from the effects of poisonous liquor.
David WILLIAMS while stupified by liquor threw himself on the track in front of a passenger train last Tuesday and was killed instantly.
The young son, 11 years old, of Neal MC CABE who lives on Brewery Hill was run over by a train, the shock of having to amputate his leg was too much for him and he died on Thurs.
Henry SAMPSON, resident of Waverly, formerly a resident of Binghamton died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Catharine MANN on Monday last. He was 107 years old.
Joseph MUFFLEY, 12 was found murdered at his home Monday. The parents were away from the house when they returned they found his body in the cellar with his throat cut. Tim HELLER is suppose to be the murderer.
John J. BURNS of Philadelphia m/Miss Christine SHARER of Camptown, Bradford Co on 4 Oct 1873 at Lacyville.
Robert PATERSON, 17 years, 7 months, son of David PATERSON died last Tuesday of typhoid fever at Waynesboro.
Thursday, 23 October 1873
Enos BRION, manager of the store at the P & E COAL Co m/Miss Mattie HUNTINGTON at the residence of the bride's father, S. H. HUNTINGTON, Esq of Upper Pittston.
Wm. WILLIAMS died on the 8th inst in Tremont, Schuylkill Co of asthma in his 81st year of age. He was born in Aberdare, South Wales 1792, emigrated in 1829 and settled in Pottsville.
Charles F. WILSON m/Miss Sarah J. BURGESS in the home of the bride's father, N.W. BURGESS, Esq on 16 Oct 1873.
J.H. HOUCK of Pittston m/Miss Lucy A. COOPER of Tunkhannock on 15 Oct 1873.
Lucy Woodworth CAREY, 12, second daughter of Douglas CAREY, died 2 Oct 1873 in Hoopston, IL.
Patrick MC GILL, 19, miner employed at Eberdale met with an accident on Friday last which was fatal. His burial was in St Gabriel's cemetery.
Thursday, 30 Oct 1873
John CONNOLLY an old resident of Hyde Park was buried at Hyde Park last Saturday.
Jacob WHETSTON of Tamaqua accidentially shot and killed himself last Thursday.
Mary HOPKINS, 30 years and five months, youngest daughter of James HOPKINS, died 18 Oct 1873 at the residence of her brother in law Amos SAX and sister Sarah. She had been an invalid for many years. Her father and two sisters had passed before her. She was buried in the family lot of the Methodist church at Milwaukie. Her mother previously had been stricken with paralysis and was speechless and unable to attend the service.
Frank HOUSER an employee of the Northern Central Railway met with an accident which cost him his life. He leaves a wife and five children.
Henry SIMPSON, Porter Twp killed himself by hanging on Wed. He fastened a rope around the rafters and around his neck. Liquor no doubt was the cause of this rash act.
Thursday, 6 Nov 1873
Griffith THOMAS, 60 was crushed to death at the Hampton Mine, Hyde Park last Thursday.
George GOMER, one of the oldest German residents of Wilkes Barre died Sunday.
George YOCUM, Esq, 36, of the firm of Buck and Yocum, lawyers, in Bellefonte, accidentally shot himself while hunting. He was the son of the late Jesse YOCUM of Northumberland.
Mrs NEWMAN, 70, wife of Daniel NEWMAN died last week in Tunkhannock while milking a cow.
Neil GILLISPIE of Pittston m/Miss Mary NEVILLE of Little Meadows, PA on 3 Nov 1873 in Friendsville, PA.
John SMALLWOOD me with an accident while in the act of coupling two trains yesterday. He leaves a wife and one child.
Thursday, 13 Nov 1873
A miner by the name of DAVIES was killed at Mt Pleasant coal mines in Scranton one day last week.
Anthony MILLER from Phillipsburg, NJ fell over a dump of coal twenty five feet accidently killing himself last Saturday in Scranton.
Wm. ROSSER, 62, an Englishman working at the St Nicholas Colliery was killed Monday last. He was buried at St Clair, had no immediate family except his brother living at Shenandoah.
Arthur DUNGEY of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Elizabeth Ann ROWE, late of St Austell, Cornwall, England.
Jennie M. LITTS, 7 months, 11 days, daughter of Rev Henry and Mrs Margaret LITTS, died of cholera infantum on 29 July 1873 at the M. E. Parsonage, Hope, NJ.
Thursday, 20 Nov 1873
George BEERS was accidently killed on Tuesday in Hanover Twp when he was assisting his nephew Eli HOUSER in cutting down a tree. He was hit by a limb breaking his neck.
The 8 year old daughter of John FLEDERBACH was badly burned when the kerosene lamp exploded at the table of his residence. In the confusion of trying to put the fire out and take the other two children and his wife out, the young daughter was left in the house and died from her burns.
Michael WILSON, miner at the Turkey Run Colliery was killed in an accident at the mine. He leaves a wife and young child.
Michael P. CLARY, grocer, died on Monday last week of delirium tremens when he bumped his head against the wall.
Emma Rebecca BUNNELL, Meshoppen, little daughter of Bartan BUNNELL died of burns last Wed after her clothes caught fire.
The wife of Patrick MC DONALD delivered triplets all boys, One of them only lived two hours, the others were taken to the church to be christened.
John JOHNSON of Dunmore m/Miss Ann MIERRY of Dumfrieshire, Scotland on 4 Nov 1873 in Archbald. She had arrived in NY on the 1st.
Jemina BORTHWICK, 3 years, daughter of Thomas and Euphemia BORTHWICK died on the 16th inst.
Dr Charles MORRIS, 30 years, 2 mo, 13 days, son of Dr MORRIS of Orange died on 5 Nov in West Pittston at the home of his brother in law A. J. BRACE.
Thursday, 27 Nov 1873
Wesley JAYNE, 25, son of Daniel JAYNE of Russell Hill accidently shot and killed him self yesterday while handling a gun.
Thursday, 4 Dec 1873
John WILLIAMSON was killed by an explosion in the mines near Tremont, Schuylkill Co on Wed, seven others were injuried.
Mrs Esther S. FERRIS a widow lady living in Pittston fell dead with heart disease last Sunday.
John HIGGINS, 36, died after an illness of kidney disease. He was a shoemaker and unmarried.
John KELLEY died while assisting A. D. SCHENK of Cheery Ridge to raise a shed. A portion of the frame work fell on him crushing his head.
Augustus MAYER, a baker in the employ of Geo. SLEEDER was found dead on the tracks this morning. It was thought he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Wm. A. ELDRIDGE, son of Hon. Chas. A. ELDRIDGE of Wisconsin m/Miss Lillie COOK, daughter of Chas. COOK, Esq, of the Treasury Dept, Washington, DC, on 11th ult at St Peters Church, Baltimore.
Thursday, 11 December 1873
John MOORE was killed at Hyde Park mines Saturday.
An accident at the Honey Brook Coal Co on the 6th of Dec killed two men and injured two others. Alex BROWN and John RICHARDS were killed, John DONLIN was cut and Patrick DOLAN is not expected to live.
William HOWARTH and his infant son both died of typhoid fever in South Egmont, MA and arrived home in the same coffin for burial. The funeral was Sunday and a young wife was left to mourn.
Thursday, 18 Dec 1873
C. M. KENTNER of Dixon m/Miss Lucinda M. SHELDEN on 14 Dec 1873 at the home of the bride's mother in Lynn, PA.
Thursday, 25 Dec 1873
Mr A. RYMAN resident of Dallas died on Wed 17 Dec 1873, 56 years old.
Caroline BROWN, about 50 years of age was found frozen to death last Sunday night near Morgan's quarry.
On the evening of the 17th, friends gathered to help Rev John H. and Mrs ACORNLEY, Primitive Methodist minister at Plains, celebrate their wooden anniversary, 5th.
Mr & Mrs J. I. SHOEMAKER of Wyoming celebrated their 10th anniversary with a party which included their three children.
Thursday, 8 Jan 1874
E. C. FULLER and wife of Scranton celebrated their silver anniversary last Friday evening.
A. B. BROWN and Rosa SACKS, daughter of Leon SACKS, Esq, are engaged to be married.
Hon. Benjamin F. PFOUTS died on Tuesday, he had been sick with consumption for several months. He will be buried in Hanover cemetery.
Edward CAIREY an employee at Waterman and Beaver's slope was killed last Monday.
John LANGAN, who was arrested two weeks ago for shooting at Chester PATTERSON, then bailed out of jail by his father died suddenly at home last Wednesday.
J. W. DAVIES, JR m/Miss Jane ANTHONY, daughter of David ANTHONY on New Year's Eve at the residence of the bride's father.
Francis F. HAYDEN of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Clarissa PLAIN of Leman, Luzerne Co on 24 Dec 1873.
P.H. DAILEY, postmaster m/Miss Maggie SCHOOLEY on Christmas eve at the home of the bride's mother.
Susan SETZER, 73 years, 10 months and 21 days, wife of John SETZER died 21 Dec 1873 in Paradise Valley, Monroe Co, PA. At the same place, 22 Dec 1873, John SETZER aged 74 years, 4 months and 25 days also died. The deceased were the parents of Ezra SETZER, Mrs Frederic SANDWAY and Mrs Theobald BAKER of Ransom.
Thursday, 15 Jan 1874
A. H. KETCHAM of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Josephine WOODWARD of Philadelphia yesterday. She is the daughter of the Hon. G. W. WOODWARD formerly of Wilkes Barre.
Michael CLIFFORD was killed on Saturday at No 3 plane when he was run over by a PA Coal Co car.
Wm. BROWN was killed at a birthday party for a friend's 15th year old daughter in Miners Station in Plains Twp on Monday. A rowdy group had come to crash the party and a fight broke out in which Mr BROWN was stabbed and died.
Louis Litts BEEMER, 5 years, 5 months, youngest son of Amos and Mary BEEMER, died at Falls on 19 Dec 1873 of diphtheria.
Henry HOWELL of Hyde Park m/Miss Maggie MORGANS on 3 Jan 1874 in Pittston.
Wm. BARLOW m/Grace A. WISNER, daughter of J. A. WISNER on 7 Jan 1874 at the Classon Ave Presbyterian Church. Both from Brooklyn.
Thursday, 29 Jan 1874
The funeral of Caleb F. BOWMAN, Esq took place at his residence in Wilkes Barre on Tuesday. His remains were taken to Berwick for interment.
Mrs SEARLE, wife of H. S. SEARLE of the Pittston Terra Cotta Co, died in Scranton after an illness of two months.
George A. CHURCH of Wyoming m/Miss Nettie R. WILSON of Shickshinny on 25 Jan 1874.
Thursday, 5 Feb 1874
Patrick MC DONALD, was buried alive on Thursday last week at the mine in Port Bowkley in Plains Twp when the roof caved in. He was killed instantly.
Last Friday afternoon at the No 4 mine, Ignatius SAMANOWSKY, 41 and Phillip HARTMAN, 73 of Petersburg were both killed by the falling of the roof.
Thursday, 12 Feb 1874
Garrick M. HARDING, JR, 8 years, two months 7 days, youngest son of Judge HARDING, died on 19 Feb 1874.
Mrs CONIFF recently died and her remains were taken to the Catholic cemetery in Pittston.
J. C. HOLMES m/Miss C. E. LILLIE on 7 Feb 1874 in Wyoming.
Ella MACK, 3 months old, only child of John and Maggie MACK died 23 Jan 1874 in Glen Gardner, NJ.
Thursday, 19 Feb 1874
Mr & Mrs Duncan WRIGHT of Scranton celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last Thursday.
The funeral of Thomas BRENNAN of Plains passed through Pittston last Sunday, seventy carriages were in line.
David SHANTON was killed in a terrible railroad accident last Monday.
John H. KEAST m/Miss Annie M. MALONY on 10 Feb 1874 at the residence of the bride's father.
G. F. TOWNSEND m/Miss S.A. GOODWIN on 14 Feb 1874 in Wyoming.
Judson BAYLEY m/Mrs Kate MYERS on 12 Feb 1874 in Parsons.
At the same time and the same place, Milton FOSTER m/Miss Catherine ATHERHOLT.
Erastus EGGLESTON, 71 years died on 11 Feb 1874 at Monroe Twp, Wyoming Co. He was the father of Allen J. EGGLESTON.
Thursday, 26 Feb 1874
Associate Judge Cornelius WARD, 56 years, died Wed at his residence in Scranton.
Charles MEYLERT, brother in law of J.A. SCRANTON of the Morning Republican m/Miss Luquer LAWRENCE, daughter of Col. A.N. LAWRENCE of New Brighton, Staten Island on the 12th inst.
Ellis R. WILLIAMS ("Jenkins") publisher of the Hyde Park Echo died Saturday at the Scranton hospital of delirium tremens. He leaves a wife to mourn him.
Patrick KELLEY, miner, shot and killed John CORREY at Moosic in Dennis Merry's saloon.
Wm. R. HOWARD, 25 committed suicide in Wilkes Barre yesterday by taking cyanide of potassium.
Mary Mulford SAX, 50, wife of William SAX died 4 Feb 1874 in Carvarton. She had suffered for over 18 years with St Vitus dance disease.
Thursday, 5 March 1874
Peter KENNEDY of South New Berlin, NJ m/Miss Eliza COURTRIGHT of Meshoppen on 23 Feb 1874.
E. P. LEAR m/Miss Ettie MORGAN on 4 March 1874 at the residence of the bride's father.
G.W. LINDSAY, late of Havana, Cuba formerly of Carbondale died 14 Feb 1874 of Park Hospital, NY of liver complaint.
Thursday, 12 March 1874
Patrick Quinn, 60 died at the home of George SICKLER on 27 Feb 1874 in Falls.
Thursday, 26 March 1874
William ALLEN, employed of the Penna. Coal Co, died on Monday after a murderous assault was made on his life by unknown men. His brother was Charles ALLEN and father in law was Perry STOUT.
James HILBERT, son of AARON HILBERT died at Plains on Tuesday. He had been married for about one year and had no children.
James SWIFT, miner employed in the Green Ridge colliery was killed on Tues by a fall of coal. He leaves a wife and six daughters.
John BRENT m/Miss Mary Jane HAMILTON on 18 March 1874 at Wilkes Barre.
Thursday, 2 Apr 1874
James HILBERT died last week by falling on a lamp chimney.
Thursday, 9 Apr 1874
James Thomas EDWORTHY m/Miss Ellen E. JOHNSON 31 March 1874 at the P.M. Parsonage, Plains.
J. B. MILLER m/Miss Emma F. GOLDSMITH on 8 Apr 1874 at the M.E. Parsonage, Wyoming.
Saida VANDERBURG, 8 years, daughter of Jude and Rachel VANDERBURG died 30 March 1874 in Ransom.
Thursday, 16 Apr 1874
Anthony CLIFFORD, 40, died last Saturday from an accident at the Lehigh Valley Tunnels, Pleasant Valley. He leaves a wife to mourn him.
Thursday, 23 Apr 1874
Edwin D. F. BROWNELL, well known teacher died of pneumonia last Thursday in Scranton.
Rev. J. W. LOWBER, pastor of the Christian Church in Providence m/Miss Julia E. MILLER, organist of the same church on 8 Apr 1874.
Mrs ARNOLD, 58, widow of John ARNOLD, deceased, died 12 Apr 1874 at the Insane Asylum in Danville, PA.
Thursday, 30 Apr 1874
A young man named LOFTUS of Pittston fell and was killed last Friday while jumping on a passing coal car.
Otto MANER, employed at the Eureka Coffin Factory became melancholy and shot himself, he is not expected to live.
Peter BEDELL, JR m/Miss Emma RADER on 19 Apr 1874 at Mill City, both of Ransom.
Thomas HUTHMAKER m/Miss Julia SHELLENBERGER on 19 Apr 1874 at Mill City, both of Ransom.
Frank H. BRENTON of Pittston m/Miss Mollie KNAPP of Pleasant Valley on the 22nd inst at the home of the bride.
Thursday, 7 May 1874
Miss Gertie TRIPP, daughter of Col. Ira TRIPP of Providence died on Sunday morning.
Col. J. Fuller REYNOLDS, an old and wealthy resident of Wilkes Barre died at Lewiston, PA on the 1st of this month.
B.F. COUCH, for many years of Providence died at his home in Carbondale, 1 May 1874.
During April court, Clara E. WINTERS daughter of L.H. WINTER, Milwaukie was adopted by her uncle, John KEIM of Wilkes Barre and assumed the name of Clara E. KEIM.
Mr & Mrs J. Harris JENKINS of Northumberland, formerly of West Pittston recently celebrated their silver anniversary.
Addison Knight HOWE will marry Miss Mary Ann BREESE this coming Thursday.
The two year old son of Thos. PRICE of Wilkes Barre, drowned in Mill Creek on Tuesday.
Thursday, 14 May 1874
William RICHARDS a miner in No 9 shaft of the Penna Coal Co was instantly killed yesterday by a fall of roof.
John ROWETT m/Miss Mary Hannah SINCOCK on 6 May 1874, both of Coal Brook.
Charles SWETLAND m/Miss Stella BREESE on 8 May 1874 at the home of the bride's father in Wyoming. (No such marriage took place and the mailed notice was the work of some mischievous scoundrel)
Thursday, 21 May 1874
John KILPATRICK of Wilkes Barre, while intoxicated shot and killed his own son on Friday.
The 3 year old son of Lysander HARDING, of Eaton fell into a barrel of water while walking along a stone wall near his home, and died.
Thursday, 28 May 1874
John Eugene BARRETT, the local on the Morning Republican gave us a call on his way to attend the wedding of P.H. GILLIGALLON of Scranton to Miss Mary COSGROVE of Pittston today.
L. Author WATRES, Esq of Scranton m/Miss Effie J. HAWLEY of Jersey city on the 20th inst.
Alver EATON, senior partner of Eaton & Co, died at his residence in Archbald on Sunday.
Charles WILLIAMS was killed in the Twin Shaft on Saturday last by a slide of rock, he leaves a wife and several children.
Whipple W. REED of Scranton committed suicide last Saturday by hanging. He was in the butcher business.
Maurice M. COON of Providence m/Miss Emma E. ANDERSON of Pittston on 10 May 1874 at the home of the bride's father.
Geo. R. BRADFORD m/Emily L. FULLER, daughter of the late Hon. Henry M. FULLER on 19 May 1874 at the home of the bride's mother in Wilkes Barre.
George D. LEISENRING m/Miss Mary H. STEVENS on 21 May 1874 at the home of the bride's father in Pittston.
Frederick MC BRIDE, 72 years, died on the 30th ult at Paw Paw, Lee Co, IL. He had moved from this state to IL in 1856. He was the father in law of Rev. J. A. KELLY, Treasurer of the University of Lewisburg. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Martin BRODERICK, miner was seriously injured in the Ontario colliery at Pleasant Valley on Saturday.
Patrick PURCELL, a driver boy, 14 years of age was killed Saturday at No 5 shaft of the Penna Coal Co.
Twenty one years ago, a daughter of Peter HAWK, of Stroudsburg, PA was bitten by a mad dog.She grew to womanhood and was married. Recently as she was drinking a glass of water she was seized with hydrophobia in its worst form, the doctors could do nothing for her and she died in agony.
Thursday, 4 June 1874
Mrs BALDY, wife of Rev. Hurley BALDY and daughter of the late Hon. M. M. DIMMICK of Mauch Chunk died in South Carolina on Monday. Her funeral will take place in Honesdale today.
Anthony GALLAGHER, a resident of Oregon had a stroke of paralysis on Sunday last. He is quite an old man and its doubtful if medical aid can help him.
Thomas D. KELLY arrested at Mauh Chunk for the seduction of Josephine LA GLEAR at Maullos, NY was shot and killed by her brother while in charge of the sheriff.
Thursday, 11 June 1874
James S. BOWDEN m/Juliet METZGER, of Wilkes Barre at Memorial Church last Wednesday.
Rev. James CAIRD, rector of the church of the Ascension (Episcopal) m/Miss Caroline LeBranch FARNHAM, niece of Franklin M. FARNHAM, by whom the church was built, they were married last Friday.
On Saturday last the little child of Henry CLEAVER of Shamokin crawled into a fire which some children has built and was burned to death.
Geo. T. COLE, resident of Towanda who was in the business of musical instruments died last Sunday at the Luzerne House in Wilkes Barre. Cause of death was apoplexy.
The first wedding celebrated in Memorial Church, Wilkes Barre was on Saturday the 6th. The parties were Gottlieb Frederick SCHILLER and Mary Elizabeth LUDWIG.
Mr GILL lost a child four years old last Monday.
Miles E. WHITE, 59 years died of consumption on the 4th inst in West Pittston.
Thursday, 18 June 1874
Henry RICHARDS was run over and killed by a train on the Catawissa RR at Danville on the 7th inst.
The little daughter of Richard BLIGHT was run over and killed while playing on the railroad tracks in Avondale on Sunday last.
Thomas B. MONTANYE of Wilkes Barre m/Mary L. BARBER, daughter of Mr & Mrs L. A. BARBER of Forty Fort on the 10th inst at the residence of the bride's parents.
Mr & Mrs Thomas DICKSON, of Olyphant were seriously injured on the 4th inst from which the latter died on Wed of last week. They were on their way to attend a funeral in Archbald and while on a bridge a train of cars came along and struck them both.
Rev. John A. GERE, the oldest member of the Central Penna. Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church died in Shickshinney on the 3rd inst. He was over 75 and buried in Berwick.
Patrick MC CANN of Pine Brook, died of heart disease last Sunday.
Mrs JEFFRIES, wife of Wm. JEFFRIES, formerly of this place died on Monday at Hampton Mines near Hyde Park, she was buried in Odd Fellows cemetery.
James WILLIAMS was killed at the Stanton Shaft of the Lehigh and Wilkes Barre Coal Co on Monday last week.
William VIVIAN died while working at the fire of the No 1 Shaft at Nanticoke last week.
Densmore STARK, 53, proprietor of the Coxton boarding house was killed on Friday last, when hit by a train while walking on the tracks with friends. He leaves a family and was buried at Stark Church.
Bernard DORR died when he fell between cars of the Lehigh Valley RR on Friday last.
Peter BEDELL, last Tuesday this old and respected man died in Milwaukie from asthma. He leaves a wife but no children.
R. W. VAN AUKEN, 63, constable of West Pittston died of consumption last Sunday.
July 1874 - June 1888 MISSING
Friday, 5 July 1889
John PEBAR, a Hungarian was killed at the No 2 shaft at Kingston, he was married and leaves three children.
John BOYLE was killed when struck by flying debris after an explosion at the Barber Asphalt Co in Wilkes Barre on Monday.
Edward CURRAY, 35, fell under a moving train on Saturday while trying to board.
John VARNER, 25, from Black Walnut was struck by a train in East Towanda and killed Friday.
E. P. WILKINSON was charged with the murder of Thomas GALLAGHER on the streets of Wilkes Barre on 17 Apr last.
Mrs Julia Ann Blackman PLUMB, daughter of Elisha BLACKMAN, one of the survivors of the Wyoming Massacre died Saturday at her home in Wilkes Barre she was 83.
Mrs TYRELL, wife of J. C. TYRELL the well known contractor of Forty Fort, died Monday of congestion of the lungs.
S. W. BLAKESLEE, formerly an engineer on the Lehigh Valley railroad who lived for many years on Washington St, West Pittston died of heart disease at his home in Fernadale, near White Haven on Sunday, aged 58.
Rev. and Mrs G. M. PECK of Scranton, will observe their golden wedding anniversary on the 18th inst.
Mrs Mary E. DICKINSON, 91 died 12 May 1889.
Miss Annie BRYDEN, 24, employed in Carbondale, died of a heart disease at work on Monday. She was the niece of Supt. Andrew BRYDEN of the Penna Coal Co.
A son was born to Mr & Mrs John T. CLARK on Parsonage Street on 3 July 1889.
A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs Ruben HONTZ, Washington St, West Pittston on the 27 June 1889.
A 15 pound son was born to Mr & Mrs A. M. PORTER of Washington St, West Pittston on 1 July 1889.
A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs Patrick LOFTUS of West Pittston on the 21st inst.
Ax-1 (??) J. NORMAN died on 25 June 1889 of neuralgia of the heart at his residence on Mulberry St. He was a native of Sweden and 49 years old. He was the only one left of his parents family.
Edward E. SHELP m/Lizzie SHIPPEY, daughter of L. A. SHIPPEY, Esq in Exeter Twp on 18 June 1889 at the home of the bride's father.
Mrs Margaret LA FRANCE of Wyoming died Monday at Thunkhannock where she was spending the last few months. She was the daughter of the late Jesse B. SCHOOLEY and is survived by her husband and three children. Interment will be in Wyoming cemetery.
Geo. A. TUTHILL m/Miss Kate M. BLAIN on 26 June 1889 at the home of the bride in Pringeville.
Violet ROSENCRANCE, daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles W. ROSENCRANCE, 16 years married in Montage, Sussex Co, NJ at the home of her grandparents on 28 June 1889. (To whom ??)
Wm. L. SHEPHERD, 23, son of Wm. H. SHEPHERD died of typhoid fever on 2 July 1889 in Hampton.
John POLLAY died on 27 June 1889 in Duryea.
Charles GARREY, 18 died 27 June 1889 in Wyoming.
Catharine MILLER of Plainsville died on Thursday.
May SARTIN, 3 years, daughter of Jonah G. SARTIN died 29 June 1889.
James, the young son, 2 years, 1 mo of Mr & Mrs F. J. CANLAN died on 30 June 1889 of convulsions.
Florence FERGUSON, 9 months, daughter of Patrick FERGUSON died 2 July 1889 in Pittston.
Mrs Emma KALB, 63 years, died 2 July 1889.
In Pittston, 26 June 1889, a child of Mr & Mrs Peter ZERUP, age one year died.
Friday, 28 June 1889
Peter BOSKEY, a miner and Anthony SURDOCK, a laborer both Polanders, were crushed to death in the Northwest colliery at Carbondale on Monday.
William RYAN, foreman of Messrs Dick & Co contractors was found dead in bed Friday, heart disease was the cause.
Nelson COWAN, and old and well known coal operator who had stayed in Pittston the greater portion of his life died Tuesday at his home in Corning, NY he was 73. He was worth in the neighborhood of $500,000.
Mrs Charles H. HALL of Dallas was fatally poisoned Monday in her home. Her husband had a drugstore in Dallas and his wife swallowed a dose of carbolic and corrosive sublimate it was not learned if this was accidently done or suicidal actions.
The six year old son of Mrs Thos. LYONS of Georgetown scalded himself to death on Saturday when he upset a pot of boiling coffee on himself.
A. POLANDER was killed at No 4 shaft at Kingston on Monday. He leaves a large family.
Sister Mary Rose, formerly of the convent in this place died on Sunday at St Vincent's Retreat, Harrison, NY.
Walter A. LORIMER of Philadelphia m/Miss Belle ANDERSON on last Thursday.
Mis Clara HISCOCK married on the 19th inst. at the home of her parents Mr & Mrs Chas. HISCOCK in Syracuse to Walter C. BRACE.
Maj. Wm. M. PIATT an old resident of Tunkhannock died of Bright's disease at that place on the 20th, aged 75 years.
Charles B. WHITE foreman of the Wilkes Barre Sunday Leader office was united in marriage last week at Ashley to Miss Lizzie FORSMAN.
William D. SHAVER, a well known physician of Plymouth died Monday of consumption.
Benjamin THOMAS of Yatesville m/Mary Ann NORRIS of Plainsville on Friday.
Harry SONERS, 8 years, was struck by lightning and killed at Scranton last Friday while lying on a couch.
Alva T. STARK m/Miss Minnie KLINE at Towanda last week.
Miss Jennie MC FARLAND, daughter of John MC FARLAND, who moved to Hailey, Idaho from this place four years ago, m/George H. JACOBS of that place on the 12th inst.
Mr & Mrs George RADER had a new son born 22 June and Mr & Mrs D. M. HUTHMAKER also a son born on the 22nd.
On 19 June 1889 Mr & Mrs Michael LANGAN, Upper Pittston had a son.
Mr & Mrs Anthony MALIA had twin girls on the 20th of June 1889.
The infant son, 3 months, of Mr & Mrs Frank August died on 20 June 1889 in Sturmerville.
Mrs Mary CURRIGAN, 69 died 19 June of paralysis on Cork Lane.
On 20 June 1889 Mrs Thos. TIGHE died in Pleasant Valley.
H. B. BEILMAN, of Scranton m/ Miss Carrie F. JONES on 19 June 1889 in Onconta, NY.
John BONING of Hughestown m/Miss Maggie BERGEN of Newark, NJ.
Friday, 12 July 1889
Albert H. POWERS, 81, died at the home of his son L. D. POWERS on Tuesday in Scranton.
Henry TURN, 45, died at his home in Falls with an abscess of the brain.
Mr & Mrs George BOCKMAN of Exeter had a son on the 10th inst.
George MORRIS of Sweet Valley m/Miss Lottie M. WILLIAMS of Town Line in Centremoreland on 30 June 1889.
R. DYMOND of Lockville m/Debley SICKLER of Exeter on 3 July 1889 in Wilkes Barre.
George KILLIAN m/Miss Maria STEVENS at the First Baptist Church on 3 July 1889.
Leapold OLSZEWSKI m/Miss Hulda NORTHBAGLE, no date given.
The 9 month infant child of Mr & Mrs William NASKI died on 9 July 1889 in Pittston.
On 8 July in Pittston Mr & Mrs William KELLEY lost their infant daughter, 18 months old.
Charles T. SHAFFER of Scranton was hit and killed by his son at home last Tuesday. The father was highly intoxicated and threaten the family when the son picked up a baseball bat to defend himself. It was not known if the father died from a fall or by the act of his son.
Michael CONLEY, 50 was killed when struck by a passenger train Friday night.
Valentine KRAFT well known Wilkes Barre baker, 52 died Sunday morning.
Friday, 19 July 1889
Ernest FLOYD, first sergeant of Co A, 9th Regt. died of typhoid fever on Saturday at his home in Sugar Notch.
John MC HALE, 58, who lived on Pine St died Sunday night at his home. Dr E. F. WALSH of Philadelphia came with his wife and son to attend his uncle's funeral.
Mrs B. F. HAINES, wife of the editor of the Honesdale Independent died at her home on Monday after a long illness.
P.C. MORAN, ex-city treasurer of Carbondale, died Friday morning.
John JAMESKURI, an Hungarian laborer was killed in the Sloan shaft, Scranton, yesterday.
Hon. Francis B. PENNIMAN died Wednesday at his home in Honesdale.
Frederick NAGLE of Ross Twp, father of Mrs F. G. GRIFFIN, died on the 10th inst, he was 71 years.
Dr H. H. BEECHER, brother of Mrs J. E. HOYT died at Norwich, NY on Saturday last. He was a surgeon in the 114th NY Volunteers and wrote a history of the regiment. He had never married.
Mrs Clara WOOD, 33, wife of John A. WOOD died on Thursday last week of consumption. She leaves a husband and 7 year old daughter. She was the daughter of Eben FOOTE.
Genevieve BOHAN, 9 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Paul BOHAN died of diphtheria on Friday of last week.
Owen L. HUGHES, 72 died at the home of his brother, Henry L. HUGHES of epilepsy on 10 July 1889. He came to this country in 1843 from Ltanarchymedd, Anglesea, Wales. He is survived by three sons and four daughters. His first wife was Ann EVANS a native of Merthyr, Wales who died several years ago and is buried in the Hollenback cemetery.
Mr & Mrs. Geo. SMILES had a daughter on 14 July 1889 at Scotch Hill.
A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs John JAMES, La Grange St on 17 July 1889.
Mary DORAN, 8 months, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas DORAN died 10 July of convulsions in Pleasant Valley.
Katie, 6 weeks old, daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles A. PRICE died 10 July 1889 of cholera infantum.
Gertrude PROTHEROE, 5 years, daughter of Mr & Mrs Roderick PROTHEROE died of diphtheria on 12 July 1889.
Patrick GRADY, 65 died 11 July in Pleasant Valley.
Willie MORGAN, 7 months old son of Mr & Mrs T. G. MORGAN died 12 July 1889 of cholera infantum.
Bridget HOPKINS, 60, died 12 July 1889 in Sebastopol.
The six year old daughter of Mr & Mrs James Flannigan died 14 July 1889.
Domnick CARNEY, 60, died 16 July 1889 in Pittston.
Alice ARMITAGE, 2 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs SENECA died on 16 July of cholera infantum.
Friday, 26 July 1889
A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs James VANDENBURG of Mill St on 21 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs William THOMAS of Montgomery St also had a daughter on the 21st of July 1889.
Richard TRENCHARD m/Miss Eva BREESE of Bridgeton, NJ on 22 July 1889 in Wyoming.
Mr & Mrs Henry BENSON lost their infant child 9 weeks old on 21 July 1889 at Hughestown.
Mrs Barbara MANGAN, 69 years of age died 18 July in Hamtown of general debility.
Mrs Helen M. MONROE died on 21 July at Northmoreland.
William MATHEWS, 43, of Pittston died in Hanover on the 19th of asthma.
Benjamin T. DAVIS track employee on the Erie & Wyoming Valley RR died Tuesday afternoon from injuries received. He was 62 years old and leaves a wife and grown children.
Thomas HALLERAN of Sayre was killed instantly by the wreck of a freight train on Tuesday, he was 32 and leaves a wife to mourn him.
A son was born on 20 July to Mr & Mrs J. OISTER.
Patrick GILL, 14, son of Mrs Mary GILL of Sturmerville was killed after being stuck with a train during the night, he had spent the better part of the night in a bar and was intoxicated.
Michael SWIFT, 35, a laborer on the No 14 colliery was killed instantly last Friday. He leaves a wife and two children who live in Frogtown.
Mr & Mrs John KEATING are mourning the loss of their daughter Winifred, 7 years old to diphtheria on Thursday.
Mrs Martha RENSHAW 73 died at the residence of her daughter Mrs Mary MATHERS at Wyoming on Friday. She was the daughter of the late William JENKINS one of the earliest settlers of Plymouth.
Dick JAMES, miner 60 years of age was crushed and killed at the Old Forge colliery last Thursday. He was married and leaves a large family of children.
Patrick LANGAN, 50 years of age, hung himself at his barn on Cork St last Sunday night. He leaves a widow.
Robert ATKINSON, 76 years died Tuesday in Scranton, he leaves a wife and five children.
Thomas JACKSON, 35, was killed in the Notangham colliery in Plymouth last week.
Captain Ada SMITH of the Ashland Salvation Army is dead.
A marriage license was granted to John J. EVANS and Anna MC CAWLEY last week.
Friday, 2 August 1889
Luke MC GRAW, 70 years old, while drunk had a quarrel with his wife striking her over the head with his fist, then seizing a kettle of boiling water poured it over her body. He closed up the house and left his wife on the floor for three days without medical attention. A neighbor came to check on her and found her near death, she lived but one week longer.
Squire John GORMAN 63, a widely known Democratic politician of Hazelton died on the 24th ult, he was the father of John GORMAN, now connected with the Indian Bureau in Washington.
John James, 70 years of age and one of the oldest Welsh residents died Monday at his home on Delaware Ave. He leaves a family of one son and five daughters, Isaac JAMES, Mrs Daniel P. HARDING, Misses Annie, Eliza, Mary and Mattie JAMES.
John J. EVANS from Cork Lane m/Miss Annie MC CAULEY at St John's church on Thursday.
Mrs Catharine SHERIDAN, wife of Patrick SHERIDAN died on Monday at the family home on South Main St, she was 47. She leaves a husband and seven children, two sons and five daughters.
Mrs John O'MALLEY from Plains was killed when struck by a train while driving a cow across the tracks on Monday. She was the mother of Anthony O'MALLEY, driver boss at Henry colliery and of Sarah and Mary O'MALLEY teachers in the Plains schools.
Helen M. MONROE, wife of Melvin MONROE and daughter of Mr & Mrs Jameson HUNLOCK died at her residence in Centermoreland on 21 July 1889. She was born in Wyoming on 17 Sept 1843. Interment was in Forty Fort cemetery.
Mr & Mrs William AGNEW had a 10 lb daughter on 16 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs. R.M. HUGHES had a son on 24 July 1889 at Delaware Ave in West Pittston.
Mr & Mrs John GILLIS had a son on 26 July 1889 at North Main St.
Mr & Mrs Simon WERTZ had a son on 28 July 1889 at Parsonage St.
Mr & Mrs Winfield SCOTT of Sebastopol had a son on 26 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs Conrad SINGLE had a son on 28 July 1889, Mill St.
Mr & Mrs Joseph CROWELL of LaGrange St had a son on 29 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs John MC GARRY of Mill St had a son on 27 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs L. P. HOLCOMB of West Pittston had a daughter on 27 July 1889.
Wm. FERGUSON m/Miss Sue M. TERRY of Vernon on 30 July 1889 at Vernon.
Chas. G. LEWIS m/Miss Hattie BARBER on 30 July 1889 at the home of the bride in Forty Fort.
T. M. WOLFE of Luzerne m/Miss Annie SEARLE of Dorranceton on 24 July 1889 in Luzerne.
The nine month old child of Mr & Mrs Patrick CARDEN died on 30 July 1889 in Pittston.
The two year old son of Mr & Mrs Lew LONG died on 30 July 1889 in Pittston.
The 3 month old son of Mr & Mrs John S. MALONEY died 25 July 1889 at Cork Lane.
Hannah MITCHELL the five month old daughter of Edward MITCHELL died of convulsions on 27 July 1889 in Pittston.
The ten month old son of Mr & Mrs John BRESNAHAN died on 26 July 1889, at Cork Lane.
The infant child of Mr & Mrs John MC ANESLY died 29 July 1889 in Browntown.
John PRICE, 42 years, son of the late Abram PRICE died on 27 July 1889 in Pittston.
Ray, 16 months, son of Mr & Mrs F. ELLSWORTH died 27 July 1889 at Mt Zion.
Daisy, 2 years, the youngest child of Chas. JACKSON died 19 July 1889 at Lockville.
Helen M. MOORE 46 wife of Melvin MOORE died 21 July 1889 at Centermoreland.
Friday, 9 August 1889
Joseph JOHNS was run over by a passenger train and killed.
Jessie MC CARTNEY, 23, daughter of Gen. W. H. MC CARTNEY died on the 1st inst at her home in Wilkes Barre of consumption.
David WADDEL m/Miss Jennie LEE in NY on the 2d inst.
James JIFKINS, 65, died on Wednesday at his residence 429 Adams Ave. He had been a butcher since 1850. He m/Mrs EVANS, widow of the late Henry EVANS, she died about ten years ago. He leaves a brother Edward and Thomas.
Mrs STONE wife of Rev G. Barto STONE, son of John A. STONE of Ann St, died on Saturday, at her home in Narrowsburg, NY. They had only been married about one year. Her remains were interred in West Pittston cemetery.
Mrs Esther SHOEMAKER, 63 years, wife of Hon. L. D. SHOEMAKER, died at her home on Franklin St, Wilkes Barre last Sunday. She was confined to her bed for a month with malarial fever. She was the daughter of Samuel and Clarinda WALDHAMS of Plymouth. She leaves her husband one son and five daughters.
Mr & Mrs James WADELL of Kingston had a daughter, 12 lbs on the 29 July 1889.
Mr & Mrs Lewis JOI?? had a daughter on the 5th of August 1889. (Too light to read)
Mr & Mrs Evan WATERS of West Pittston had a daughter on the 1st of Aug 1889.
Mr & Mrs Andrew QUINN had a daughter on the 5th of August 1889 in Pittston.
Mr & Mrs John CASE?? had son on 5 Aug 1889, at Cork Lane. (Could not read)
Mr & Mrs Alfred REID of Yalesville had a son on the 1st of August 1889.
Mr & Mrs James O'BOYLE of Oregon had a son on 3 August 1889.
James E. DADEY of Mehoopany m/Miss GARDNER of Ransom on 5 Aug 1889 in Newton.
Francis REILLY, 2 years, 11 mo, son of Patrick REILLY conductor on the L.V. RR died 6 Aug 1889 in Wilkes Barre.
George R. WILLIAMS, 9 months, son of Mr & Mrs David P. WILLIAMs died on 1 Aug 1889.
A 10 month old child of Mr & Mrs James MARTIN died on 1 Aug 1889 in Browntown.
John BRANN, 26 years died 31 Aug 1889 in Sturmerville.
Mr & Mrs Peter MILLER lost their one year old child on 5 Aug 1889 in Pittston.
William WELSH, 26 years, died 5 Aug 1889 in Pittston.
Mrs Mary Ann O'BRIEN, 30 years, daughter of Mrs John LANGAN died on the 6th of August 1889 at Pleasant Valley.
Mr S. S. Green, 29 years died at Outlet, PA on 4 Aug 1889.
Friday, 16 August 1889
Miss Jennie WEIR, 23, oldest daughter of George WEIR died of typhoid fever on Monday.
Mrs Elizabeth WILLIAMS, 31, wife of William P. WILLIAMS died on Saturday of typhoid fever. She leaves a husband and six small children.
Thomas LEYSHON meets his death in a Wilkes Barre mine. Thomas was 79 and was run over by cars at the Stanton mine where he was employed. He leaves a family of two sons and four daughters, John and William, Mrs Morgan MORGANS, Mrs John DAVIS, Mrs Robert BAUR all of Hyde Park and Mrs M. M. WILLIAMS of Taylorville, He will be interred in Pittston cemetery.
Fred DAVIS died Tues of typhoid fever, he leaves a wife and three children.
C. C. LEFFLER was killed by a train Tuesday afternoon near Tunkhannock, he lived in Syrace, NY.
Charles MC GUIRE, 77, an old resident of Sebasopol died on Saturday. He had dysentery and cholera morbus. He leaves two sons, Martin and Charles. His wife, two sons John and Hugh, and daughter, the late Mrs C. DONNELLY have gone before him.
Joseph HOLBROOK m/Miss Elizabeth J. MC DONALD, daughter of Mr & Mrs David MC DONALD of Hamtown on Sunday.
Peter SILINSKI, 35, was found stabbed to death on Monday.
William ROOT, of Root Hollow, died on Monday after being in a drunken brawl with Jesse PHELPS who threw him from a wagon and breaking his neck.
Frank BROWN m/Miss M.A. CLARK on 13 Aug 1889 in West Pittston.
Marion BRANNON, 3 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Patrick BRANNON died on 14 Aug 1889.
The son, 2 years, 3 months of Mr & Mrs Thomas BRENNAN died on 13 Aug 1889 in Pittston.
The nine month old child of Mr & Mrs Anthony BOLISKY died in Pittston on 14 Aug 1889.
Mrs Martin LOFTUS, 40 died on 11 Aug 1889 in Inkerman.
Minnie CASTERLINE, 22 years daughter of Joseph CASTERLINE died of consumption on 11 Aug 1889 in Orange.
Mrs Catharine LYMOTT, 69 years, formerly of Avoca died on 11 Aug 1889 in Scranton.
Friday, 23 Aug 1889
Dr and Mrs John MC DOUGALL of West Pittston had a son on 20 August 1889.
Detective HEFFERNAN and his wife had a son, 16 1/4 lbs on 15 Aug 1889 in Wilkes Barre.
William T. RYAN m/Miss Mary E. OSBORNE of Avoca on the 15th of Aug 1889.
Mrs Mehetable Munson HAHN, 55 years, wife of Gustav HAHN, Esq, well known attorney and US Commissioner of Wilkes Barre, died on 19 August in Orange.
Mrs Maria DIYGORY died 13 Aug 1889 in Kingston.
Isaac NULTON, 77 years and 17 days died 7 Aug 1889 in his home in Carverton.
The infant child of Mr & Mrs Owen GALLAGHER died on 19 Aug 1889.
Thomas SNELL abt 40 years of age, was murdered in a drunken brawl at John Newton's Saloon on Saturday.
John SHAFFAR of Crystal Ridge near Hazelton, committed suicide by hanging himself on Friday.
Mrs Maggie TUDOR, 25 who lived with her father, committed suicide Monday afternoon.
Friday, 30 Aug 1889
Andrew TOMBEK, abt 30, was killed at No 4 mine at Plymouth on Saturday.
Mr & Mrs William BRADLEY had a daughter on 26 Aug 1889.
Mr & Mrs Frank SASSERMAN of Franklin St had a daughter on 22 Aug 1889.
Mr & Mrs R. P. TAYLOR had a daughter on 23 Aug 1889 in Wilkes Barre, she was the former Miss Aggie WILSON.
Fred HARDING of Eaton m/Miss Mary BESTEDER on 15 Aug 1889 at the Christian Parsonage, Elmira, NY.
M. S. SAIFE ?? Of Dunmore m/Miss Eta CUMMINGS of Avoca on 23 Aug 1889 in Avoca.
Allen P. DYMOND m/Miss Ruth E. ROOT on 17 Aug 1889 at Centermoreland.
Christopher S. RICHARDS m/Sarah J. KRESAGE on 21 Aug 1889 in Newton.
Mary ADRIAN, 1 year, 10 months, daughter of William ADRIAN died on 21 Aug 1889.
Hannah SNAITE, 44, wife of Edward SNAITE died on 23 Aug 1889, in Smithville.
John Francis MC HALE, 15 mo old son of William MC HALE, died 23 Aug 1889 in Pittston.
Mark D. NEWMAN died on Saturday and was buried in Beaumont cemetery says his bro Charles. (No date)
Mrs Lydia Marcy STARK, widow of Samuel STARK died at her home in Tunkhannock on Tuesday, she was 72 years.
Thomas GRANAHAN, 65 died last week, he was the father of Thomas GRANAHAN the well known store keeper.
David DAVIS, 58, died at his home on Swallow St last Thursday. He was born in Osweuy, Shropshire, Eng and emigrated when he was 20, two years later he m/Miss Ann MORRIS an old acquaintance who came from England to marry him. His family consists of a wife and two sons and one daughter, Dr Robert G. Of Baltimore, Charles and Edith of this place. James DAVIS of the West side and Samuel DAVIS of Parsonage St are brothers and Mrs John P. GREEN of Welsh Hill was his sister.
Joseph GELBERT a young boy drowned in Roaring Brook, Scranton on Tuesday.
Dr J. D. WINGATE of Carbondale was found dead in his office on Monday of an apparent heart attack.
Friday, 6 Sept 1889
The Misses Libbie KRESGE, Flora HUNT, Rose FITCH and Mrs Joseph FITCH are taking painting lessons from Mrs Alberta TOWNSEND.
Mr & Mrs James HAWKER have been spending the summer with Mrs HAWKER'S parents, Mr & Mrs A. B. FITCH, they have returned to Scranton where Mr HAWKER is a teacher.
John CORCORAN, 18, was killed Thursday when he attempted to jump on a coal car.
James RIDER, 49, was killed on Saturday after a boiler explosion in Towanda.
Jefferson DREW, 17, son of Mr & Mrs Alfred DREW of North Main St was killed on Tuesday when he broke his neck from a fall of coal while working the night shift.
Samuel ROGERS, miner was killed at No 9 shaft of the PA Coal Co. He leaves a wife and several children.
Mr & Mrs B. J. CONLAN, of Pine St, had a daughter on 29 Aug 1889.
Ebenezer EVANS of Aspen, CO m/Miss Elvira DAVIS of Lynn, PA on 28 Aug 1889 at the home of the bride's parents.
August WEITZ of Duryea, m/Mrs Caroline SCHUMAN of Hughestown on 30 Aug 1889.
Walter H. MAJOR m/Harriet IMLAY on 30 Aug 1889, both from Ashley.
The two year old daughter of the MC CONEY family fell into a large tub of refuse and suffocated before they could get her out, in Duryea on Tuesday.
Peter LETHER, died on 29 Aug 1889 from injuries received at the Annora colliery.
A child of Mr & Mrs John CLARK, 1 year old died on 30 Aug 1889.
Mrs Catherine SNYDER, 61, wife of Peter SNYDER died 23 Aug 1889 in Vernor, PA.
The five week old infant of Mrs Hannah LUTEN of Tompkins St died on 2 Sept 1889.
The 4 month old infant of Mr & Mrs James WHALEN died on 3 Sept 1889 in Pittston.
James Jude HODGEONS, 15 years, son of George and Elizabeth HODGEONS died on 2 Sept 1889 in Scranton.
Nichols Murray CARPENTER, the 3 mo old son of Mr & Mrs J R CARPENTER died of cholera infantum on 2 Sept 1889 in Chicago, IL.
Miss Sarah FORD, daughter of Patrick FORD, died Saturday of typhoid fever. She was 22 yrs.
Michael MELVIN, 38 died due to a long time disease, he was unmarried and son of James MELVIN.
John RADLANSKY and his young son, 2 « yrs old, were hit by a train while walking the tracks on Monday evening, the father died and son is expected to recover.
Friday, 13 Sept 1889
John GARS of Sugar Notch was killed by a train yesterday.
Ellen DURING, 8 yrs old was killed by a train on her way to school yesteday, Mary SMITH was killed at the same crossing last week.
John BRADY, 77 died at his home Sunday.
Samuel WILLIAMS died this past Monday from the gas explosion of 22 Aug 1889, he was 23, unmarried and the support of his widowed mother.
William BUTLER, 71, died as the result of a mine accident five weeks ago.
Michael WALSH, 25 was killed at the Grassy Island colliery on Tuesday, he leaves a wife and three children.
Henry C. DOUD, well known Scranton insurance agent, 45, died last Friday.
Howard FLEMING, 14, drowned while bathing in the river on Wednesday.
David THOMAS employed in the Henry colliery was crushed by a fall of coal on Friday, he was 28, unmarried and lived with John THOMAS at Plains.
Mary BELL, 17, drowned her self in the PA Coal Co reservoir on Sunday night, the cause was due to the abuse of her drunken stepfather, Patrick FARRELL of Avoca.
Samuel BURKHART, 40, brakeman on the Lehigh Valley RR was killed instantly Saturday night in a coupling accident. He leaves a wife and several children.
A son was born to Mr & Mrs John ATKINSON of Duryea (no date)
A son was born to Mr & Mrs Walter E. SAYDER on the 9th of Sept in Pittston.
L.L. PETTEBONE of Kingston m/Miss Sadie WILSON of Wyoming on 4 Sept 1889.
Christopher C. BOONE of Oakland, NY m/Miss Eila M. CROSS of Scranton on 5 Sept 1889.
Charles CARPENTER of Athens m/Miss Allie NICHOLS of West Pittston on 3d inst in Elmira.
The infant child of Mr & Mrs Joseph ATMANEVIH died on 9 Sept in Pittston
Hannah Eliza SURDAM, wife of M. G. SURDAM, 50 years of age died on 10 Sept 1889 in West Pittston, she was the mother of Mrs George WILLIAMS, Jr.
In Browntown on 10 Sept 1889 the infant child of John MC NEALY died.
In Frogtown on 10 Sept 1889 the infant child of Patrick CONNELL died.
The one year old child of John SCOTT died in Oregon on 7 Sept 1889.
Mary VOLANSKEY, 38 yrs, wife of Michael VOLANSKEY died 8 Sept 1889 in Pittston.
Thomas BURKE, 8 yrs, died on 7 Sept 1889 in Port Griffith.
Jennie HOWELL, one year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Daniel HOWELL died on 5 Sept 1889.
Maud POWELL, 3 yrs, 2 month, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas POWELL died 4 Sept 1889.
The infant child of Mr & Mrs William BRADLEY, died 5 Sept 1889 in Pittston.
Mrs Ellen Tiffany HURLBUT, 88 died 29 Aug 1889 in Arkport, NY.
Michael MALOONEY of Moosic, brother of Thomas MALOONEY was killed when struck by a freight train.
A 25 year old man named FOWLER was killed at work when his clothing was caught in the equipment at Pettsbone's shovel works on Wed.
Mrs Milo KEELER of Centermoreland died of heart disease at home on Thursday.
Jacob ROGERS, 112 years old, died at his home in Oakland Mills, Iowa on 29 Aug 1889. He was veteran of the War of 1812. He was the father of Mrs John KASPER of West Pittston who was the youngest of 15 children by his first wife. Mrs KASPER is 56 yrs old and has a brother living in Bates Co, Missouri who is 82. By his second marriage Mr ROGERS had six children and nine of the 21 children survive. He was born near Pittsburg or Pottsburg 1 Jan 1778. He enlisted in the War of 1812 at 34 yrs of age. His mind was clear up to the time of his death.
Dr Andrew BEDFORD, 90 yrs of age died at his home in Waverly last Monday.
Two more deaths from typhoid fever were reported on Tues, Herman SCHRIEBER a resident of Franklin St and Maggie WILLIAMS, the 4 year old daughter of Wm. P. WILLIAMS whose wife died just three weeks ago from the same disease.
Friday, 4 Oct 1889
To Mr & Mrs J. H. KEAST of Broad St, a son on 1 Oct 1889.
To Mr & Mrs John HEFAER of West Pittson a daughter on the 28th inst.
A daughter on the 29th of Sept 1889 to Mr & Mrs Phillip LOEB.
A son to Mr & Mrs Patrick MANGAN of Port Griffith on 27 Sept.
Mr & Mrs E. R. DOWNING a daughter recently in Dunmore.
A son to Mr & Mrs Elmer RICHARDS of Newton Centre, Lackawanna Co on 28 Sept.
Jennie BAKER, 2 yrs, 8 months, daughter of Mr & Mrs Andrew BAKER died on the 2nd of Oct.
Patrick HOGAN, 26 years died on 26 Sept in Browntown.
Johnnie, 6 yrs, 9 months, son of Mr & Mrs Edmund EVANS died of diphteria on 25 Sept in Pittston.
Mary Baldwin ANDERSON, 48 years of age, niece of Mrs M. E. EVERITT and Mrs James MATTONYE died 29 Sept 1889, at her home, 111 Park St.
Wm. J. BBRYDER (N)? of Scranton m/Miss Eva HIACS ?? Of Pittston on the 25th inst at the home of the bride's parents.
William TATERSHALL of England m/Miss Annie KENNEDY of Port Blanchard on 24 Sept 1889, in St John's church.
Mr & Mrs Terry, formerly Mrs Eliza VOSBURG of Mill City spent Thursday with Mrs Ezra SUZER.
The small child of John LEWIS died of diphteria and was buried on Friday.
Robert KETCHAM m/Miss Lizzie HOUSER last Wed at the home of the bride's parents in Exeter.
Charles MC CORMICK, 32, of Nanticoke died on the 25th ult.
Geo. BARNEY, 58 years of age, of Wilkes Barre was run over by a wagon and killed on Monday evening. He leaves a wife and several children.
P. S. CROOP, 88 years of age died at his home in Factoryville on Tuesday.
Dr Clinton M. WILLIAMS, 56, died on Thursday at his home on Luzerne Ave, from a kidney disease. He was born in Lanesboro, Susquehanna Co, 6 Dec 1833. He was the son of Nathan S. and Sarah H. WILLIAMS, and grandson of Martin LANE, the founder of Lanesboro. He leaves a wife, no children and his aged mother.
John B. MOSIER, 42 years of age and unmarried, died on Friday of last week at home. He had been an invalid for many years. He was the son of the late D. D. MOSIER who died but a short time ago.
Father O'HARAN died last Friday. Service was held in St Mary's Catholic church.
Victor H. YOUNG died Monday at his home in Perth Amboy, NJ from injuries received in an accident on 16 Sept at the coal yard where he was employed as an engineer. He leaves a wife and little son. She is daughter of S. H. MILLER of Wilkes Barre. Mrs MC MULLEN, wife of conductor George MC MULLEN was his sister.
J. W. FRANTZ, 26 years of age died Tuesday after being kicked in the abdomen by a horse. Mrs W. H. JACKSON was his sister.
Dr Cyrus T. MEEKER m/Miss Frances RAYNOR, daughter of Mr & Mrs S. E. RAAYNOR on 26 Sept 1889
Friday, 27 Sept 1889
Alvin MATHEWSON, 26 years of age died Saturday in Dunmore of an abscess. He leaves a wife and several children.
Wm SHOTWELL, a Dallas shoemaker, died on Firday of typhoid pneumonia. He leaves a wife and five children.
Mrs Levis LEWIS of Falls Twp died at her home on Friday. She leaves a husband and little son.
Mr & Mrs Lewis MORAN had a daughter on 24 Sept at Port Blanchard.
Mr & Mrs John CARPENTER had twin girls on 18 Sept 1889.
David Phillips of Wilkes Barre m/Miss Bessie EVANS of Pittston on 17 Sept 1889.
Wm. A. DAVENPORT of Pittston m/Miss Ida M. LOCKWOOD of Uniondale on 19 Sept at the home of the bride's parents.
Peter H. LASHER of Falls m/Miss Jennie RYMER of Mill City on 14 Sept 1889.
James ARMSTRONG m/Miss Annie FEAR on the 21st inst at the First Baptist church in Pittston.
Thomas REILLY m/MissBridget FORD at St John's church on the 24th of Sept, both from Cork Lane.
Frank H. BANKER of Pittston m/Miss Helen L. G. DAMAN of West Pittston on Wed at the home of the bride's parents on Exeter St.
Dr Cyrus MEEKER m/Miss Frances SARPE of Carbondale on Thursday last.
The 8 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs John RYAN died 23 Sept in Pittston.
Dr C. M. WILLIAMS, died of diabetes on 26 Sept in West Pittson.
Bessie, 6 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles BOOTH died on 19 Sept in Pittston.
The one year, 8 month old daughter of Mr & Mrs Lyshon EVANS died on 24 Sept of cholera.
Mr & Mrs Edward GILMARTIN lost their 13 month old daughter on 24 Sept in Hamtown.
Louis DRAKE was found dead in the barn of hotel keeper DAVIS in Kingston on Monday. He liked sleeping in the loft and it was supposed he fell down the stairs and was killed instantly. He had no family.
Mrs Mary OWENS died at her home in Plymouth of a broken heart. Four months ago her husband Owen OWENS deserted her and her three young children, leaving them penniless. They have lived on the charity of neighbors. Two weeks ago one of the children died of fever and the next day another. On the day of the funeral the mother fainted never to recover and soon died.
Friday, 11 Oct 1889
Nicholas KOLLER m/Margaret COOPER on Monday, they will live on Union St.
May WILSON the 7 year old daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles WILSON died of diphthera on Sunday, Mrs WILSON is also down with the same disease.
A daughter was born to Mr & Mrs T. F. CODY of Upper Pittston on 9 Oct 1889.
A son to Mrs Frank WOODBRIDGE on 7 Oct 1889.
A son was born to Mr & Mrs Will CHIVERS on 4 Oct 1889.
A son was born to Mr & Mrs James MORRIS of Kennedy St on 6 Oct 1889.
Mr & Mrs Benjamin J. EVANS of Frothingham Street a daughter born 6 Oct 1889.
C. F. TERRY of Wilkes Barre m/ Mrs Eliza VOSBURG, of Mill City. On 29 Sept in Mill City.
Carrie E. KISPAUGH, 6 years, daughter of Meritt J. & Ida M. KISPAUGH died of diphtheria on 4 Oct 1889.
Bertha STARK, 26, daughter of the late Laura STARK died in West Pittston at the residence of M. L. TRAVIS.
The 4 year old son of Mr & Mrs Henry KROMELBINE died of diphtheria on 7 Oct 1889 in Exeter Boro.
The infant daughter of Joseph KOSESKE died 7 Oct in Port Griffith.
Louisa WILLIAMS, 27 yrs, 10 months, wife of Isaac WILLIAMS died 7 Oct 1889 in Port Griffith.
Hugh NOLAN, a track walker in the Hollenback mine in Wilkes Barre was struck and killed by the cars. He was 55 years of age and leaves a wife and four children.
Mr & Mrs T. R. STALEY of Church St celebrated their 10th anniversary with a party.
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