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Leroy, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Palmer died at the home of his parents on Saturday afternoon at five o'clock. The funeral was held this afternoon at one o'clock. Interment in Oakland.

Source: Monday, August 15, 1898 edition of The Evening Democrat, page 1, column 7.


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Wesley Peck, aged 84 years, lifelong resident of the vicinity of Russell, and beloved by all who came in contact with him, died about one o'clock this morning at his home. He is survived by his wife, four sisters and one brother. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be either in the cemetery at Russell or marshburg, more definite announcement to be made later.

Source: The Warren Tribune, Wednesday, April 14, 1927


RUSSELL, April 20.--The funeral service of Wesley Peck was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the M.E. church. Rev. A.A. Swanson officiated. Mr. R.R. Young furnished the music. The bearers were: Fred Lauffenberger, N.A. Swanson, John Walters, Kenneth Peck, Floyd Peck and Gerald Peck. Commitment was in the Lander cemetery.

Source: Thursday, April 21, 1927 edition of The Warren Tribune


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Mrs. Catherine Downey Peterson, 68, wife of J. Elmer Peterson, of Tidioute, died at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Warren General Hospital, following a short illness.

Born at Fagundas [sic], a daughter of Dennis and Charlotte Plunkett Downey, Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Tidioute Presbyterian church.

Besides her husband, she leaves the following children: Clair and Robert, Pleasantville; Mrs. Josephine Wolfe, Tidioute; Mrs. Charlotte Downing, Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Katherine Wiles and Mrs. Dorothy Taft, Erie; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; also a brother, Charles Downey, Grand Valley RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Baker, Ripley, N.Y.; Mrs. Julia McGraw and Mrs. Elizabeth Tipton, Tidioute.

Private services in her memory will be held in Tidioute at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Nelson Horne, of Tidioute Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will follow in Triumph cemetery.

Source: Warren Times Mirror dated April 13, 1959, page 14, column 4.

In the April 16th edition of the Warren Times-Mirror, page 20, column 4:


Services were held in Tidioute at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Catherine Downey Peterson, with Rev. Nelson Horne, of Tidioute Presbyterian church, officiating.  The following nephews served as bearers for interment in Triumph cemetery: Floyd Baker, Duane and Guy Downey, Maurice McCarthy, Emmett McGraw and George Tipton.


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1867 - 1909

Died at the Hospital--Mrs. Cora Park Peterson, wife of A. G. Peterson, of Akeley, who was recently brought to Emergency Hospital and operated upon for a serious trouble, died in the hospital last Thursday night at about 11 o'clock. The funeral will be held from the Cable Hollow church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.

Source: September 18, 1909 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 4, under the heading "Daily Reflections ."

The same newspaper (page 3, under the heading "Cable Hollow"), dated September 22, carried a more complete account:

Miss Cora Park Peterson was taken to Emergency hospital in Warren last Tuesday and had an operation for strangluated hernia that day. Everything possible was done that love and science could suggest but she heard the summons, "Come" and departed Thursday night Sept. 16th, leaving many sorrowing friends. The funeral services were held on Sunday, Rev. W. A. Bennett delivering the sermon and Rev. Alvin Reed assisting in the sesrvices. Mr. and Mrs. David Countryman, Mrs. Minnie Countryman and Mrs. Helen Deck, of Jasper, Charles Park of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Park of Woodhull, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Orsdale of Russell, Mrs. Clarence VanOrsdale of Frewsburg, Mr. Peterson's four brothers, and relatives from Warren, Lander and Jamestown, were those related who came from away. A very large concourse of people came to mourn with those who mourn and many and beautiful were the floral tributes given by loving aching hearts. The interment was in Hale cemetery.


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1835 - 1908

The death of Frank A. Peterson occurred at his home at Lander, Farmington township, Tuesady [sic] at 3:30 p.m. at the age of 73 years. He was well until ten days ago when he was stricken with neuralgia of the heart.

Deceased was a highly respected citizen and lived in Farmington township for 36 years, coming to that locality from Sweden, his native country. He is survived by his wife and five sons who are Emil, of Lander; Peter B., of Butler; Albert F. of Ridgway; August G, of Akeley; Leonard O., of Lander. A daughter and a son, who was C. A. Peterson, a prominent attorney of Warren, passed to the grave some years ago.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 o'clock and the interment will be in Foster cemetery.

Source: June 3, 1908 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 2, column 4.

[Warren County coordinator's note: The deceased son C. A. Peterson was most likely Charles A. Peterson, who died in the Kane Hospital on Sept 1, 1900, of a "strangulated hernia" at age 36 years 5 months 10 days. He was buried in the Oakland Cemetery on Sept 3, 1900.]

The June 4th edition of the same newspaper, under the gossip column for Lander, contains another nugget of information:

Frank Peterson, and old and respected citizen passed away after a short illness at his home here Tuesday. An invalid wife and five sons beside a host of friends mourn his death.


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The funeral services of Mrs. Gust Peterson were held at the Swedish church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock.

Source: October 21, 1909 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 3, under the heading "Youngsville."


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--The funeral of the eight-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Peterson, Russell street, Glade, who died Wednesday of cholera infantum, was held this morning at the residence at 9 o'clock, the Rev. A. T. Fant officiating. Interment at Oakland.

Source: Friday, August 31, 1894 edition of The Evening Democrat, page 4, under the heading Brevities.

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1847 - 1908

Mrs. Letty A. Porter, of Lander, Pa., died Jan. 6th at 8 p.m. of la grippe and heart trouble at the age of 60 years and two months. She was born at Staton Island Nov. 6, 1847 and is survived by her husband, W. S. Porter; one brother E. T. Baker of this city and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Jones, of Jamestown, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Gander and Mrs. Alexander Brown, of Warren, Pa.; Mrs. E. H. Knapp, of Putnamville, Pa.

Mrs. Porter had been a resident of Lander for 35 years and was an active member of the Methodist church, also a member of the L. O. T. M. and of the Farmington Grange. She was a good and noble woman and will be greatly missed by a host of friends in that community. The funeral will be conducted from the residence Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment in Foster cemetery of Lander.

Source: The Warren Evening Mirror, Tuesday, January 7, 1908, page 4, column 3.


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1883 - 1956

Mrs. Minnie Aretta Porter, 84 Mill street, Sheffield, died yesterday afternoon at 4:30, after an illness of six months.

Born in Tylersburg September 7, 1883, she lived in Sheffield for the past 21 years.

She was the widow of George S. Porter, and is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Luella McKown and Mrs. Phyllis Mulkin of Tidioute, Mrs. Margaret Lewis and Mrs. Doris Winslow of Sheffield, Mrs. Gerogianna Lynch of Ashville, O., and Mrs. Nellie Miller of Okinawa; two sons, Ephriam R. Porter of Sharon, and Bruce D. Porter of Sheffield; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Lyman C. Mealy of Oil City, and Scott Mealy of Reno, Pa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. Jack Carson of Sheffield First Methodist church officiating, and interment following in Tidioute.

Source: Warren Times Mirror; Tuesday, September 11, 1956; page 7, column 3.

From the same newspaper, dated September 14th:

Sheffield--Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday for Mrs. Minnie A. Porter, 84 Mill street, the Rev. Jack Parsons, of the First Methodist church, officiating and the following grandsons serving as bearers for interment in Tidioute cemetery: Donald Wiles and Jack McKown, Tidioute; Brenton McKown, Warren; George Lynch, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.; Richard and Daniel Lewis, Sheffield.

In attendance from away were Mr. and Mrs. Glen McKown, Mrs. Phyllis Mulkin, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wiles, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McKown, Tidioute; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lynch, Ashtabula, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Whann, Mrs. Richard Covington, Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Brenton McKown, Mrs. Ralph Wert, Mrs. Virginia Drayer, Mrs. Grace Mong, Faith Mong, Warren.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Merle Spencer, Scott W. Mealy, Reno; Mrs. Edward Black, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Lyman C. Mealy, Mrs. Zella Taft, Oil City; Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett, Pleasantville; Mr. and Mrs. Orville McKenzie, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Kenneth Watson, Wilcox.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Kennedy, Mrs. Jean D. Kitts, Erie; Harry O'Donnell, Everett Miller, Corry; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Douglas, Marienville; Bernett Mealy, Fryburg; Russell Mong, Mrs. Elvira Bower, Tionesta; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Brightman, Clymer, N.Y.


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