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Ruth Wales' Funeral--Services in memory of Ruth Dunham Wales, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wales, of 108 Main Avenue, who died Tuesday from convulsions, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, the Rev. H. M. Conaway, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church conducting the services. The interment, which will be private, will be in Oakland.

Source: Under the heading "Daily Reflections" in the Wednesday, June 9, 1909 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 4.


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Sylvester Walling
1843 - 1908

The death of Sylvester Walling ocurred at his home in Scandia, Elk township, Wednesday at 12 o'clock noon after an illness of several months from dropsy.

Deceased was born in Rochester, N. Y., in 1843 and was 64 years of age on the eighth day of last May. He resided in Warren county continuously since 1850 and was a farmer by occupation. He was never married and has a brother, Lyman H. Walling, of Scandia and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie McCoy, of Scandia and Mrs. Melissa Wager, of Elmira, N. Y. The funeral will be held from the Evangelical church at Mack's Corners, Elk township, Saturday at one o'clock p.m. and the interment will be made in Friendship cemetery.

Source: Warren Evening Mirror, dated January 16, 1908.



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Martha Ellen (WALTER) WALTER

     Mrs. Martha Walter, 609 Water street, widow of Daniel P. Walter, died Sunday morning at 5:43 at Warren General Hospital.  Mrs. Walter was born June 30, 1864 in Newmansville, resided in Warren for approximately 23 years, and was a former resident of Irvine.

   Mrs. Walter is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Johnson, Warren; Mrs. Pearl Schmocker, Pottstown; four sons, Orin H. Walter, Bradford; David C., Earl R., and Phil N., all of Warren; a sister, Mrs. Ida McKown, Tidioute, and a brother, Charles Walter of Tionesta; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

   Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Donald Spencer, of First Presbyterian church, officiating and interment following in Youngsville cemetery.


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James C. Welsh

James C. Welsh, of Sheffield, Warren county, one of the best known oil well drillers in the eastern field, died at the Oil City hospital at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning, following an operation for gall stones. The deceased had been identified with the oil business since the latter 70's, but his greatest activities were in the Bradford, Butler, Elk and Warren county fields. he was the driller who brought in the great gusher at Balltown, "Grandin No. 3," which had an initial production of more than 1,000 barrels and which caused a break in the exchange price of crude certificates of 14 cents in two days.

The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Dorothy McMichael, Balltown; Mrs. George C. Cowan, Clarksburg, W. Va.; James A. and Louis Welsh, of Sheffield, Pa.

The body was taken to Sheffield early Sunday afternoon. The funeral will be at the family residence at 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon.--Oil City Derrick.

Source: The Warren Evening Mirror, Monday, July 23, 1917, page two, column 4, under the heading "The Death Record.".


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The funeral of Sibley Wescott was held at 11 a.m. yesterday from the M. E. church in Grand Valley. Rev. Earle Mattison, pastor of the United Brethren church of that village officiating. Music was rendered by a choir composed of J. F. Fagan, Mrs. William Bovee, Mrs. William Wood, Mrs. W. P. Wood, Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Mrs. John Haehn and Miss Genevieve Morris. They sang "Love Divine," "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord", and "Jesus Paid it All." The bearers, all members of the I. O. O. F., were Frank Haehn, Marshall Myers, Myron Averill, Enos Thompson, William Goodwill and Ray Houghtaling. The interment was in the Henderson cemetery on the Spring Creek road.

Source: Wednesday, August 28, 1918, edition of the Warren Evening Times, page 2, columns 4-5.


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A Noble Man Gone.

Lucius White, a resident of Columbus Township and one of the old settlers in the county died Sunday evening after a brief illness. Mr. White was about 60 years of age and was a gentleman who was widely known. He was a legal adviser in his community, a pardner [sic] of Davis, Jones and company in their interests at Spring Creek. He, at one time, held a clerkship in the treasury department at Washington and has always been a man prominent in public affairs. He was universally esteemed and known for his integrity and high sense of honor.

Source: Monday, December 11, 1893 edition of The Evening Democrat, page 1, column 2.


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Mrs. William WITZ

Mrs. William Witz died at her home in Pleasant yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, of childbirth. Mrs. Witz was 37 years old and leaves five children and her husband; her mother, three sisters and three brothers also survive her. The funeral will be held at the house at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow. The interment will be in Oakland.

Source: Saturday, August 6, 1898 edition of The Evening Democrat, page 4, column 4.

[Warren County coordinator's note: see the gravestone in the Oakland Cemetery for Kathryn S. Witz .]


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Albert Woleen died at his home at 306 Morrison street on Friday, Jan. 3rd. He was born in Sweden Jan. 20, 1861 and come [sic] to this country in 1882. He leaves a widow and four sons, Erhard, George, Arnold and Miles all of Warren also a mother and father, two brothers and a sister in Sweden, and two sisters and one brother in this country.

The funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Swedish Methodist church. Interment in Oakland.

Source: Saturday, January 4, 1908, edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 4, column 3.


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Edward L. Wright Died of Typhoid Fever on the East Side.

Edward L. Wright died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wright, on Buchanan street, East Side, at 10:30 Monday evening of typhoid fever after an illness of two weeks duration.

Deceased was 27 years of age and had always lived in Warren. He was a hard working, industrious young man and was quite well known here. He had been in the employ of the Electric Light Company for some time and up to the time of his sickness. His parents and four brother and three sisters survive him. With the exception of two sisters living at Bradford and Buffalo, they are all residents of Warren.

The funeral services will probably take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the house, Rev. Trabert officiating.

Source: The Tuesday, September 17, 1895, edition of the Evening Democrat, page one, column seven.


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