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Samuel G. Edgar - The Bradford Era, Thurs., September 26, 1957, pg 2
Samuel G. Edgar, 91, retired glass cutter, died at his home tin Custer City yesterday afternoon following an illness.
Mr. Edgar was born on May 8, 1866 at Bath, NY and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William J. Edgar. He had worked in various glass plants at Coudersport, Smethport, Hasel Hurst and Mt. Jewett, retiring some time ago.
He was a member of the Degolia Evangelical United Bretheren Church, Masonic Lodge No. 627, Free and Accepted Masons, at Mt. Jewett; and the Coudersport Consistory.
Preceding Mr. Edgar in death on Nov. 23, 1843, was his wife, the former Ada Doan, and a son, Albert, on Aug. 12, 1952,
Surviving are two sons, Edward, at home and LeRoy, Cyclone; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Mulholand, at home, Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Waynesboro; and Mrs. Mary L. Valentine, Robinson, IL; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funceral services will be held in the home at 1:30 pm Saturday.  The Rev. James Thompson, pastor of the Degolia EU Church, will officiate.
His Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the home at 8pm today.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park at Lafayette, Arrangements are under the direction of the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel.

Ada Edgar - The Bradford Era, Wednesday, November 24, 1943, pg 7
Well known resident of Degolia dies after 3 year illness
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Edgar, 75, who died at her home in Degolia yesterday morning at 9:20 o'clock, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30  o'clock at the United Brethren church of Degolia.  The Rev. C.E. Dibble, pastor, and the Re. Arra D. McGill, pastor of the Rixford United Brethren church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the family plot of the McKean County Memorial park.
Mrs. Edgar had been in ill  health for the past three years but her condition had not been considered critical until a few hours preceding her death.
Born November 10, 1868, at Covington, PA., Mrs. Edgar had lived here for the past 16 years.  She was a member of the United Brethren church of Degolia and took an active part in church work.
Survivors besides her husband, Samuel G. Edgar, include three sons, Edward G. Edgar, Degolia, Albert L Edgar and LeRoy Edgar, both of Cyclone, PA; three daughters, Mrs Florence Mulholland of New London, Conn., Mrs. Dorothy Walker of Republic, PA, and Mrs James Valentine, 117 Williams street, Bradford; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Koch-Chatley Memorial chapel.

Edward G. Edgar - The Bradford Era, Monday, August 25, 1969
Edward G. Edgar, 79 of Custer City, died Saturday afternoon of an apparent heart attack en route to Bradford hospital  He had been in failing health for the past three years.
Mr. Edgar was born March 28, 1890, at Wellsboro, a son of the late Samuel G. and Ada Doan Edgar.
He was retired from the oil fields of Minard Run Oil Co. in 1955.
Mr. Edgar was a member of the Lewis Run Evangelical United Bretheran Church, the Union Lodge 334. F&AM. of Bradford, and the Coudersport Consistory.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ada Fisk of Westfield, N.Y.; three sisters Mrs. Florence Mulholland of Custer City, Mrs Dorothy Walter of Waynesboro, and Mrs. Mary L Valentine of Robinson Ill; and one brother, LeRoy Edgar of Cyclone.
Friends are being received at the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel where the funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday with the Rev. Harold Burchek officiating.  Burial with be at McKean Memorial Park.
Union Lodge 334, F&AM will hold a memorial service at 7pm today at Koch-Chatley's

Leroy Edgar - The Bradford Era, Wed., November 18, 1981 pg 2
Smethport - Leroy Edgar, 82 of Cyclone died Monday at Port Allegany Community Hospital.
He was born June 15, 1899, in Smethport, a son of Samuel G. and Ada Doan Edgar.  On Feb. 20, 1924, in Hazel Hurst, he married Helen Barber, who survives.
Mr. Edgar had been employed as a pumper for the South Penn Oil Co., retiring in 1964 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hazel Hurst; a Faith Partner of the Liberty Baptist Church of Lynchburg, VA; and life member of the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department, which he helped organize; and was a first aid director for the Bradford Red Cross for a number of years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Betty McMurtrie of Bradford and Mrs. Ann Bloss of Smethport;  Four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Florence Mulholland of Bradford and Mrs. Mary Valentine of Pioneer, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.  Private funeral and committal services will be held at the Gary K. Drum Funeral Home, Smethport, with the Rev. Glenn A Hamilton, pastor of the Cyclone Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

Cleon Edgar - The Bradford Era, Mon. June 1, 1992 pg 2
Port Allegany - Cleon E. Edgar, 78, of 109 Francis Ave., Port Allegany, died Sunday in his residence following a short illness.  He was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Port Allegany, a son of Edward S. and Mary Jane Longshore.  He was employed as a linotype operator for a Reporter Argus newspaper for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Edgar was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Europe.  He was a member of American Legion Frank Burt Post and the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Russell Edgar of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
Friends will be received at the Robert J. Hartle Funeral Home from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. G. Kenneth Tulloch, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Russell Edgar - The Bradford Era, Fri, Dec. 11, 1992, pg 2
Port Allegany -  Russell M. "Bumpy" Edgar, 96, of Combs Creek Road, RD 1, died Thursday in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 11, 1896, in Kane, a son of Edward and Mary Jane Longshore Edgar.  He married Marguerite Seyler in 1922.  She died in 1976.
Mr. Edgar was a World War I veteran having served in the US army.  He received a certificate of recognition from the French government for service rendered to France during the war.
He was a retired glass cutter of the former Allegany Window Glass Co. in Port Allegany.
a lifetime resident of the area, he attended the Wrights Evangelical Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Switzer Funeral Home after 7pm. today and until the time of services at 11 am Saturday with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr., pastor of the Wrights Evangelical Church, officiating.  Burial will be in. Fairview Cemetery

Signe Edgar - The Bradford Era, Thurs, December 5, 1991, pg 2
Smethport - Signe H. Edgar, 83, formerly of Rose Hill Avenue, died Wednesday in Sena-Kean Manor.
She was born Feb. 12, 1908, in Port Allegany, a daughter of Oscar and Anne Anderson Erickson.  On Feb. 3, 1931, in Portville, N.Y., she married Gordon S. Edgar, who died Sept 26, 1975.
Mrs. Edgar was a 1926 graduated of Port Allegany High School and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Smethport.
She is survived by tow sons, William Edgar of Ridgway and Theodore Edgar of Smethport; two daughters, Anne Defibaugh of Ridgway and Katheryn Van Mette of Port Allegany; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
There will be no visitation.  Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 am Friday at the Gary K Drum Funeral Home with the Rev. Emory Billingsley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport.

Nellie Edgar - The Bradford (PA) Era, Tuesday, November 2, 1943 pg 3
Mrs Edgar, 81, Succumbs after 2-year illness
Funeral Services will be held at home on Wednesday
Eldred, Nov. 1 (Special) Mrs. Nellie Edgar, aged 81 , one of the oldest residents of Eldred, died this morning at 1:10 o'clock at the home of her son, James Edgar, in this place. She had been in ill health for the past two years and her condition became critical following a stroke suffered two weeks ago.
Mrs Edgar was born April 9, 1962 in Tioga County. She came from Port Allegany to Eldred in 1909. Her husband preceded her in death 42 years ago.
Mrs Edgar was a highly respected woman of this vicinity, and she was a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Frank Edgar of Philadelphia, Dr. A.G. Edgar of Shillington and James Edgar of Eldred and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Herrman of Covington.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 at the home of James Edgar, Rev. J.F. Fleming will officiate.
Burial will take place at the Chestnut Hill cemetery at Portville, NY


Rites Held For Infant At Eldred
ELDRED: Funeral services for David Wiles, age three, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wiles, were held Monday at two-thirty o'clock in the Pentecostal Church, Elder Russell Krick of Coudersport, Seventh Day Adventist minister, officiating.  During the service Miss Ella Leffler and Elder Krick sang "God's Way." Burial was made in the King's Run Cemetery.
Pall-bearers were Richard Emerson, Myron Peasley, Marion Wiles and Eli Peasley. Out of town friends and relative who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiles, Wayne Peasley. Eli Peasley and Myron Peasley, all of Sinclairville, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wiles of Kennedy, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Beman, Kenneth Peasley and Miss Ruth Everetts of Naples, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Peasley, Galeton, PA.

David was hit by a car.  The following is an excert from a local newspaper.  The Name of the paper and date where not with this article, but I believe that it was run in the Bradford Era around May the 3rd of 1937.

Two Killed In Traffic Mishaps In This County

Youth And Small Boy Victims Of Two Shocking Accidents
McKean County's 1937 highway traffic fatality toll was increased to six the latter part of last week when a youth and small boy were killed in two different accidents in a 24-hour period. Victims were: Richard Larson, 18, of Two Mile road, near Port Allegany. David Wiles, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard 'Wiles, of Bullis Mills.

Port Allegany, April 30: Richard Larson, 18, of the Two Mile road, near Port Allegany, was instantly killed last night about 7:30 o'clock two miles west of Eldred junction on the Duke Center-Eldred road when the motorcycle he was riding alone crashed head-on with a coupe driven by Joseph Mortland, 35, of Dallas City. He suffered a fractured skull and broken left leg.  The young man, proceeding towards Duke Center, attempted to pass a car driven by E. L. Ford, of Port Allegany. The motorcycle grazed the left rear fender of the Port Allegany man's car just before the impact with the car proceeding in the opposite direction. Mortland received a cut on one hand from glass flying when his windshield and left door pane were broken. The front of the car was damaged to the extent of $150.
Coroner W. D. Allen of Bradford was notified and gave permission for removal of the body to the Marsh funeral home at Eldred. Later the remains were brought to the G. L. Gallup and Son funeral home there. State Highway Patrolman John J. Daptula of the Smethport barracks investigated the fatality. He offered the opinion that the motorcycle operator was at fault.  Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Larson, was born at the family home on the Two Mile road. A sophomore at Port Allegany High School, he had left school during the present term and had been employed as an assistant to his father on their farm near Port Allegany. It is believed that he had owned the motorcycle only a short time. Only survivors are his parents.

David Wiles, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wiles of Bullis Mills, died in Olean General Hospital at about 7 p. m. Friday of a fractured skull received when struck by a car at Bullis
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Two Killed In Traffic Mishaps (Continued Prom Page One)

Mills about an hour before. Jay E. Highfield of Knapps Creek, driver of the car, reported to Highway Patrolman John Simpson of Smethport, who investigated, that he had not seen the child until the left fender of his car had struck him. Mr. Highfield and C. E. Paulson of Duke Center, who was riding with him, rushed the tot to the Olean hospital, they reported. Mr. Highfield said he was driving east on the hard-surfaced road that branches off the Eldred-Olean highway at Bullis Mills to the east, and had gone but a short distance from the main road intersection when he spied the boy's sister, Rettamay, 7, playing along the right hand side of the road. When the little girl started across the road, he said, he sounded his horn and she stopped. Then the boy appeared from the left hand side of the road and ran directly into the path of the car, according to reports. Coroner William Smith of Olean, Cattaraugus County was notified. The body was ordered removed to the Marble funeral home at Portville.

David Howard Marble was born at Eldred November 19, 1933, the son of Howard and Emma Wiles. Those surviving him include a brother, James; the sister, Rettamay; his parents, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wiles of Kennedy, N. Y., and Wayne Paisley, of Tidioute.
According to Patrolman Simpson of the Smethport barracks, State High- way Patrol, the father had brought the two children, David and Rettamay, with him in his car from their home, which is located about a mile and a half east of the scene of the accident, and he was in a nearby house at the time.  The car was parked at the south side of the road near where the boy was hit it was said.  The accident occurred in Pennsylvania, a short distance from the State line.

Contributed by:  Nonda Sue Campbell