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Clark Dalrymple
1827 - 1909

Clark Dalrymple was born July 21, 1827 and died Sept. 17, 1909, having lived 82 years, 9 months and 17 days. He was the fifth and last of a family of nine children, one daughter and eight sons, born to Clark and Elizabeth Dalrymple at Sugar Grove, Pa., where he lived until 21 years of age when he was married to Annetta Durlin July 6, 1848. Four children were born to them, three of whom are still living. Mrs. James Brooks, of Pittsfield township; Oliver C., of New Prague, Minn., and John C., who now lives in the home with them. The youngest son, William died in the year 1894.

The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks before his death from which he did not rally, but slowly sank to rest. He came to Pittsfield to live in the year 1848 and two years later moved to the farm on which he still resided at his death. He has been a consistent member and elder of the Presbyterian church since its organization in 1852, ever faithful in his duties to the church as he knew them. His highest conceptions of duty was to perform the services of a true Christian. He has ever been a loving, kind, indulgent husband and father, faithful in all the duties of life. "A life well spent" can be truly said of him.

The deceased leaves a wife, three children and 12 grandchildren, besides a host of friends to mourn his death.

Source: The Warren Evening Mirror, under the heading "The Death Record" on page two, of the Friday, October 1, 1909 edition.


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Mrs. Mark Dalrymple.
1823 - 1898

Mrs. Mark Dalrymple died at her home in Sugargrove on Saturday, Dec. 3d, at the age of 76 years after an illness of over four months. Mrs. Dalrymple was a member of the Congregational church, was a kind, loving wife and devoted to her family, a husband and eleven children, of whom survive her. The funeral was held on Tuesday and interment was in the Sugargrove cemetery.

Source: The Evening Democrat, Wednesday, December 7, 1898, page 3, column 6.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Eunice F. Dalrymple was buried in the Cherry Hill Cemetery, in Sugar Grove Township.]


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1846 - 1928

Funeral services for Phoebe A. Dalrymple, who died Wednesday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon from the home, 411 Water street, with the Rev. Charles T. Greer, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery.

Mrs. Dalrymple is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. H Waters, 411 East street. She was born in Warren county, July 3, 1846, to Levi and Phoebe March [sic, s/b Marsh] Phillips, and on September 11, 1873, was married in Warren to Albert S. Dalrymple. Mr. Dalrymple died here March 9, 1909.

Mrs. Dalrymple was the granddaughter of Hugh Marsh, the first settler of Farmington township, and was a descendant of Vermont pioneers who settled in Warren county in 1798. She also was the granddaughter of Esquire Phillips, a minute-man of the Revolution.

Source: The Warren Tribune, Friday, June 29, 1928, page 5, columns 6-7.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Phoebe (Phillips) Dalrymple was buried in the Oakland Cemetery.]


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1828 - 1910

M. B. Davis, an old resident of Youngsville, died at his home on East Main street Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock after an illness of a number of years. Deceased leaves a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Jasper Mead, Mrs. J. L. Sheldon and Raymond Davis, all of Youngsville. Mr. Davis was a brother of the late S. H. and S. V. Davis, of Warren. A sister, Mrs. Lydia Chipman, is the last of the family. The funeral will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the home.

Source: Friday, October, 7, 1910 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 5, column 1.

[Warren County coordinator's note: The 1900 U. S. Federal census for Youngsville revealed wife's first name was Elisa, 52; they had been married 28 years. Morgan, born June 1828, was a shoemaker at the old age of 71. Two of their three children were still living at home, Maud, born December 1974, and Raymond, born July 1878.]


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Charles Dickinson


The death of Charles Dickinson, a former resident of this city, occurred at the home of his sister in Hamburg, N.Y. He was a member of the Eben N. Ford Post, G.A.R of this city and also the First M. E. church. The remains will arrive in Warren over the Warren Jamestown (station ? traction?) line at 12:45 p.m. Saturday and will be taken immediately to Oakland cemetery, where brief services will be held.

Source: Warren Eveniing Mirror, page 2, column 2, dated 19 August 1910.


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1870 - 1898


Secumbed [sic] to Typhoid Fever at Ponce, Porto [sic] Rico.

Warren's share of news from Porto [sic] Rico was most depressing. It came in the shape of a cablegram to Chas. Dinsmoor, Esq., as follows:

"Lote died Thursday, typhoid, letter follows.
(Signed) WINDSOR.

The above message arrived in Warren at 12:30 p. m. and rapidly spread until the whole town knew of the fateful tidings and expressions of sympathy and condolence for the bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dinsmoor are heard on every hand, for the young man was very popular in Warren, having been born in the homestead now occupied by his parents on Wednesday, January 26th, 1870 making him just 28 years 7 months and 26 days old at the time of his death.

Mrs. Dinsmoor, his mother, is completely prostrated by the news and his father is nearly so.

L. A. Dinsmoor attended and graduated from the Warren High school, after which he attended Yale college from which institution he graduated with highest honors. For some years after his return from college he taught school in several places in this county, but the past two years until the time of his enlistment in the volunteer army he had devoted to the study of law and in which vocation he would have doubtless been successful, had he not together with a number of Warren's brightest young men responded to his country's call. Mr. Dinsmore [sic] was a sargeant in Company I before his enlistment in the volunteer army and held his position after the reorganization.

He leaves to survive him his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dinsmoor, one sister, Mrs. C. M. Morris, of Lockport, N. Y., and one brother, Fred Dinsmoor, of Warren.

Hon. C. W. Stone this afternoon telegraphed the Secretary of War Alger, to have Sargeant Dinsmoor's body forwarded to Warren.

Source: The Evening Democrat, page 4, column 5, dated Friday, September 23, 1898.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Loten Dinsmoor was buried in Oakland Cemetery.]


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1848 - 1927

Mrs. Alice Messenger Dorn died at 9:50 o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Dorn, in Sugar Grove, at the age of 79 years after several years' illness. She was born near Sugar Grove on October 12, 1848, and was the daughter of Mark and Eunice Fancher Dalrymple. She was twice married, her first husband being O. C. Messenger and her second, H. C. Dorn, who died about 15 years ago. She leaves two sons, Mark D. Messenger, Eau Claire, Wis.; Melvin E. Messenger, Bend, Oregon; two daughters, Mrs. S. K. Fitch, Saint Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Dorn, Sugar Grove, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Wood, Kane; Mrs. J. M. Smith, Duluth, Minn.; two brothers, W. C. Dalrymple, and G. O. Dalrymple, both of Casselton, North Dakota, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Source: The Warren Tribune; Monday, May 2, 1927, page 3, column 4.

In the May 7th edition of The Warren Tribune: [this article is a bit jumbled]

Funeral of Mrs. Dorn

Funeral services in honor of Mrs. Alice Dalrymple Dorn were held at her late home on Race street Wednesday afternoon. In the absence of Rev. Harold Knappenberger, Rev. E. D. Hulse, of Youngsville, Pa., a former pastor of Sugargrove [sic], officiated. At the beginning of the service he read several comforting passages from the Bible, closing with the 3rd psalm. Mrs. Delmar Mickelson and Mrs. Frank Richmond, with Miss Agnes Bleakley at the piano, sang, "Lead Kindly Lighe." Rev. Hulse then spoke from the theme which he said was near to the heart of every Christian, Easter and the resurrection. He spoke about the spring being the visual proof of the resurrection. Death to a Christian is a journey to a place where the people of the nations recognize their brotherhood and become heirs of God. Music. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

There was a great profusion of beautiful flowers sent by relatives and friends as a tribute to Mrs. Dorn's memorly [sic] and a solace to her loved ones. The ladies of the Ladies Aid society and the Missionary society of the Methodist church sent flowers as did the Wimoudausis Sunday school class of which Mrs. Frank Dorn is a member.

The bearers were Frank, Ira and Raymond Dorn, J. F. Wood, Dr. Evans of Kane and Will McGuire of War- [sic]

Relatives present from a distance


were Mrs. S. K. Fitch, St. Paul, Min., Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wood and Dr. and Mrs. Evans of Kane, Mr. and Mrs. Will MaGuire, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williams and daughter, Elaine and Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Eames of Warren, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. John Dalrymple and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wedlock of Pittsfield. Pr. and Mrs. A. W. Garren, Erie, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Patchin, Mrs. Mabel Baldwin, and Mrs. Augusta Kennedy, of Jamestown, N.Y.

Interment in Wrightsville cemetery.


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1861 - 1946

Mrs. Anna Downey, wife of Daniel W. Downey, of Tiona, died last evening in Warren General Hospital, where she had been a patient for the last 17 days, having been admitted there after she had fallen and broken her hip.  She was born in New Jersey on October 10, 1861, but had been a resident of this section for a good many years.

Besides her husband, she leaves the following children: Earl E., of Trumans; Mrs. Frank Littlefield, Clarendon; Robert, of Coalinga, Calif, and Chester of Merced, Calif; also 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Removal has been made to the Borden Funeral Home in Sheffield, where friends will be received.  Rev. Lloyd V. Mohnkern, of Clarendon, will conduct the funeral services in her memory at a time to be announced in these columns tomorrow.

Source: Warren “Times-Mirror," dated October 22, page 2, column 4: Obituary. Anna was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

[Warren County coordinator's note: view photo of Anna (PLUNKETT) and husband Daniel Webster Downey.]


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1859 - 1951

Retired South Penn Employe, Dies

Word was received here yesterday of the death of Daniel W. Downey, retired South Penn Oil Company employe, and a former resident of Derrick City, which occurred at the home of his son Earl Downey at Tiona, Pa, at 9:45 am Thursday. 

Mr. Downey was aged 90 years and was a member of the St. Clara Church of Clarendon.

Survivors include three sons: Earl Downey of Tiona, Robert Downey of Livingston, Calif, and Chester Downey of Coalinga, Calif., and one daughter Mrs. Mable Littlefield of Clarendon.  Fifteen grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren also survive.

A prayer service will be held Sunday night at 8 o’clock at a Sheffield funeral home followed by a Requiem Mass Monday at 8 a.m. from the St. Clara’s Church in Clarendon.  Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery at Warren.

Source: Bradford, Pennsylvania, newspaper: “The Era,” Friday, April 21st, edition.

[Warren County coordinator's note: view photo of Daniel and wife Anna (Plunkett) Downey.]


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1876 - 1957

Sheffield – Mrs. Lina Camilla Downey, wife of Earl T. Downey of Tiona, died at the family home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday after an illness of three years.

Mrs. Downey was born in Oil City on November 25, 1876, and lived at Truemans before coming to Tiona 10 years ago.

Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Eliose, at home; four sons, Frank, Limestone, N.Y.; Russell, Eldred; Mayne [sic], Bradford, and Allen, Duke Center; also one brother, Lawton Eastwood, Diamond, Pa.

Funeral services at 2:00 p.m. today were conducted by the Rev. C.C. Mohney, pastor of Tiona Methodist church, with interment following in Sheffield cemetery.

Source: Warren Times Mirror, April 1, 1957, page 6, column 6.

Two days later, in the newspaper an account of her funeral ~


Sheffield – Funeral services in memory of Mrs. Earl T. Downey, Tiona, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday by the Rev. C.C. Mohney, pastor of Tiona Methodist church.  Serving as bearers for interment in Sheffield cemetery were Sherman Dodge, F.F. Spencer, Clyde and Kenneth Littlefield, Lawrence Champion and Grant Helm.

Attending the rites from away were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Downey and Arden Downey, Limestone, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Downey, Mary, Sally and Russell Downey, Jr., Eldred; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Downey, Bradford; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Downey, David, Barbara and Edward Downey, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Littlefield, Duke Center; Mrs. Wyndon Jones; Phillip Jones, Lois Eastwood, Mrs. Tillie Currans, Titusville.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Littlefield, Mr. and Mrs. Ford Bean, Clarendon; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Littlefield, Mrs. Margaret Salsgiver, Mrs. Elsie Rupert, Kitty Rupert, Mrs. Visa Dodge, Mrs. Myrna Weaver, Mrs. Marion Rubert, Truemans.

Source: Warren Times Mirror, April 3, 1957, page 10, column 3.


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1867 - 1939

William Downey of Youngsville, passed away last night at 11.55 o'clock at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was formerly employed in a furniture factory at that place and was well known in the community. He was a member of the Youngsville United Brethren church.

He leave his wife, Mrs. May Downey, two daughters, Mrs. Orpha Lauffenburger, Youngsville, and Miss Ada Downey, of Latrobe; one grandson, Billy Lauffenburger, Youngsville; his mother and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Goodwill and Mrs. Emma Lemm, of Portland, N. Y.; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held privately from the family home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Youngsville cemetery. friends may call at the home any time Wednesday and until noon Thursday.

Source: Warren Times Mirror, the Tuesday, March 28, 1939 edition, page 2, columns 1-2.

Warren County coordinator's note: Wife May S. Downey died in 1960 and is buried beside her husband.]


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