George W. Helme

 

31 August 1914 edition of the Wilkes-Barre Record

 

George W. Helme, one of West Pittston's best known residents, died Saturday evening at his home, 932 [ED: 532] Luzerne avenue, West Pittston, at 5 o'clock. Deceased had been ailing since March 1, and for the past three weeks had been confined to his bed. Mr. Helme was born in Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 14, 1844, and was 69 years old. When a young boy he came to West Pittston, where he has since resided. He was a machinist and was employed by the Pennsylvania Coal Co. for the past thirty years, having had charge of the repair gang. His wife died twenty-two years ago. He was a member of Pittston Castle Knights of Golden Eagle, Falling Spring lodge Knights of Pythias and the Machinists' Local, No. 495. He is survived by the following children: Miss Carrie, of West Pittston; George P., of Pittston; Mrs. Charles Baker, of Elmira; Mrs. Anna Steigewald, of West Pittston; and M. J. Helme, of Denver, Col.; also by three grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Margaret Helme, Mrs. Stevens and Della Helme, of Pittston, and Charles Helme of West Pittston. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon with services conducted at the home at 3 o'clock and interment in West Pittston Cemetery.

 

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