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Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrey BAILEY died in 1931.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffrey Bailey, aged 57 years, of 218 Mitinger avenue, Greensburg, died at 7 o'clock Thursday evening, July 30, 1931, in the Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, following a recent operation. She is survived by her husband, Fred J. Bailey, and the following children: Mrs. Arthur Zeth, Greensburg; John W. Bailey, Flint, Mich.; Glenn E. Bailey, York; Jean, Mary and Fred, Jr., all at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: James Jeffrey, father of Dr. R. H. Jeffrey, of Uniontown; Mrs. Joseph Brown, Bay City, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Laird, Southwest; Mrs. Robert Crawford, Youngstown, Ohio; John Jeffrey, Armbrust, and Alexander Jeffrey, Saginaw, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 o'clock, Daylight Savings Time, at the late home with burial in a South Fork cemetery. Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

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Dorothy Exline BARRON

Mt. Pleasant

Dorothy Exline Barron, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the home of her son, Ronald Pritts, in Andover, Mass. Born March 6, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie (Kalp) Exline. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Lenox Crystal, Mt. Pleasant, and Montgomery Ward as a credit manager. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a graduate of Ramsay High School, Class of 1938. She was recognized by ``Ripley's Believe It Or Not'' for her signature, .X_. In addition, she was a Fallingwater historian. Surviving are three sons, Ronald L. Pritts and wife, Margaret, of Andover, Mass., James E. Pritts and wife, Patricia, of Redwood City, Calif., and Barry L. Pritts and wife, Diane, of Harrisburg; two stepsons, Paul Barron Jr. of Mt. Pleasant and David J. Barron of State College; a stepdaughter, Sandra Hamm and husband, John, of Champion; a sister, Betty Crise and husband, Richard, of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul ``Pete'' Barron Sr., in 1978; and a stepdaughter, Linda S. Barron Harshman, in 1970. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time her funeral service will begin with the Rev. Charles W. Yost officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


Virginia Marie BAUMAN died in 1939.

Mrs. Bauman Buried

The funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Marie Bauman, 37 years old, was held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Acme church. internment was in Brown Cemetery. Mrs. Bauman died Tuesday afternoon in Frick Memorial Hospital, where she had been a medical patient.  She is survived by her husband and two children, Phoebe and Jean, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Zimmerman, of Pleasant Hills. The Daily Courier, Thursday December 7, 1939, Page 14, Col. 2. Contributed by Kathy Manka,

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Ruth Ann BEAL

Ruth Ann Beal, 64, of East Murphy Avenue, Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday Morning, May 7, 2003, at 6:15 a.m., at home. Ruth Ann was born December 22, 1938, in Connellsville, a daughter of Cantina I. Gallinella Overly of Scottdale and the late Jesse B. Overly. She married Robert Earl Beal on July 27, 1957, at the First Baptist Church in Scottdale. Ruth Ann was a loving wife, sister and aunt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Sons of Italy #643, Scottdale; and the Retired Enlisted Association #98, Acme. Ruth Ann graduated from Scottdale High School in 1956. Ruth Ann will be sadly missed by her devoted family; her husband of 45 years, Robert Earl Beal; her mother, Cantina I. Gallinella Overly of Scottdale; a sister Edith M. Kubic and husband, Thomas of Everson; Two brothers, Carl W. Overly and wife, Edith Ellen of Detroit, Mich., and John F. Overly and wife, Jean of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. In addithon to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn I. Overly, and two brothers, Clyde E. Overly and Ernest A. Overly. Family and friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300/e-mail: Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. James P. Cordell and the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson Co-Officiating. Chapel Committal Services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township.  Love Lasts Forever! (TM). Contributed by Evelyn Collier.

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George BEGONA died in 1927.


Ruffsdale June 2- GEORGE BEGONA, 29 years old, died tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs John Begona at Bethany of typhoid fever. His widow, two children and his parents are survivors. Mrs Alex McCluckey of Star Junction and Mts Myrtle Stairs at home are sisters and Lewis Begona of Ryffsdale and Frank Begona of Hunker are brothers. The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Tarr Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. W.E. Arnholt officiated, burial was made in Mount Lebanon cemetery. Weekly Courier, June 9, 1927. Contributed by Harold Spaugy.

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Otto BENTZ died in 1926.


Scottdale, July 27-Otto Bentz, 69 years old, who suffered a heat stroke two weeks ago while at work at the plant of the Marion Machine Foundry and Supply Company, died last night at Memorial hospital at Mt. Pleasant. The body was removed to his house at Alverton. August 5, 1926. Contributed by Harold Spaugy.

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Lillian Pearl Shaffer BORING

Mt. Pleasant

Lillian Pearl Shaffer Boring, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the Scottdale Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1903, in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late James E. and Flora Mossberg Shaffer. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Boring, in 1978; a great-grandchild; seven children, Norma Jean, Lois Jane, Shirley, Joseph, Allen, William and Thomas J. Boring Jr.; and a sister, Alverda Hazen. She is survived by two sons, Robert V. Boring and Budd Arlin Boring, both of Mt. Pleasant RD2; a daughter, Mrs. William E. (Alverda) Poorbaugh of Connellsville RD2 (Wooddale); 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., the time of service, with the Rev. Douglas Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township.


Donald BOST died in 1933.

Saturday, July 22, 1933, Latrobe Bulletin, page 2, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.

Donald Bost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bost, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McGuire, of Unity Township at 3 o’clock, yesterday afternoon, of a complication of diseases. The Bost family had been making their home with the McGuires for the past year or more. Donald was 12 years of age. Besides his parents, he is survived by four sisters and brothers: Mrs. David Sipe of Latrobe; William, Irma and Robert, of Braddock. The body will on view at Zorn and Limbacher Undertaking parlor, on Sixth street, in Braddock, and funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Brendan’s church. Internment will be made in Braddock Catholic cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor,

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George BRINDLE died in 1881.

Last Saturday morning the body of an old man, aged sixty years, named GEORGE BRINDLE, who resided at Youngstown, Westmoreland county, was found in the Loyalhanna creek by a party of young men. At times the old man became melancholy, and the supposition at once was that he had by some means put an end to himself. Keystone Courier May 6, 1881. Contributed by Harold Spaugy.

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John A. BURLAS died in 1940.

Monday, November 4, 1940, Latrobe Bulletin, page 3, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.

John A. Burlas, 46 years old, of Irwin, state mine inspector, formerly of Latrobe, died at seven o’clock last evening in the local hospital, of complications. Mr. Burlas, who was quite well known in town, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Nessler Burlas, of Irwin and eight children: Marie, Reta [Rita], Regis, Donald, Philip, James, Thomas and Carl Burlas, all at home and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Burlas of Lloydsville. Funeral services will be held at nine o’clock Wednesday morning in the Immaculate Conception church at Irwin, followed by interment in the St. Vincent cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor,

John Lewis BURLAS died in 1917.

Thursday, May 10, 1917, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.


John Lewis Burlas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burlas, of Lloydsville, died, yesterday afternoon from an attack of infantile convulsions, due to indigestion. He was seven months old. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at St. Vincent’s, followed by internment in St. Vincent’s cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor,

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