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Nicholas "Nick" MARIE

Monroeville

Nicholas "Nick" Marie, 86, of Monroeville, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Beloved husband of Helen Cawoski Marie. Dear father of Kathleen, Michael and Richard Marie and Maria Spierto. Grandfather of Laura, Lisa, Christine, Anthony, Nicholas and Steven. Mr. Marie was a longtime restaurateur. He opened the Esta Esta Restaurant in Monroeville in 1955, and owned and operated Marie's Diner in Greensburg, Jeannette and Ligonier. He was a World War II veteran and an avid golfer. He formerly served on the board of directors of the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce and was the former vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. Friends may call at Gene Van Horn's Monroeville Golden Rule Funeral Home, Beatty Road at Route 48 North, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

MAY

Lewis MAY died in 1928.

Lewis May, 68 years old, died at 7:20 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home at Acme following a lingering illness. He had been engaged in farming in that neighborhood all of his life. His widow, three daughters, and one son survive. The funeral service will be held at the Acme Methodist Episcopal Church. Internment will be in Hays Cemetery near Acme. The Weekly Courier, Thursday June 28, 1928, Page 12, Col. 3. Contributed by Kathy Manka, kemanka@ameritech.net.

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McCLELLAN

Kathy Lee McClellan

Kathy Lee McClellan, 28, of 1372 Third Ave., Arnold, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 1980) of a gunshot wound. She was born Nov. 12, 1951, in Altoona to Oliver Howard and Ruth Wendle McClellan. Miss McClellan lived in the area for the past several years. She attended Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, New Kensington, and was a member of Ken-Ton-Ion Temple No. 361, New Kensington. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Vaughn and Daniel, at home; a daughter, Samantha at home; four brothers, Frances, Robert, and William all of Altoona and Edward of Florida, and three sisters, Sharon Lechner, Sara Burchfield and Patricia McClellan all of Altoona. Contributed by Samantha Thomas.

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McCLELLAN

Mrs. Mary Fullerton Larimer MCCLELLAN died in 1937.

Mrs. Mary Fullerton Larimer McClellan, member of a pioneer Westmoreland county family and widely known in Fayette county, died suddenly at her home at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Cedar street, Irwin, at 1:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1937, of a heart condition superinduced by acute indigestion. Mrs. McClellan, wife of Dr. Robert ? McClellan, had been in ill health ?? Sunday afternoon ?? passed away. Mrs. McClellan was 74 years of age on April 13, 1937, having been born at Circleville, near Irwin, in 1863, the daughter of Hamilton and Hetty Taylor Larimer. She had lived in Irwin and vicinity throughout her life. Mrs. McClellan was active in the Long Run Presbyterian church throughout her lifetime. Following her marriage she identified herself also with the First Presbyterian church of Irwin. She was a charter and active member of the Century Club of Irwin. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, John Price McClellan of Mount Pleasant, Dr. Robert H. McClellan of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Clara E. Beecham of Pittsburgh. There are also five surviving grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home in Irwin at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Samuel Blacher, assisted by Rev. C. W. Maus of the Long Run church and Rev. O. J. Fleming of the United Presbyterian church of Irwin. Burial will follow in the Irwin Union cemetery. Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

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McGUIRE

John C. MCGUIRE died in 1937.

Friday, July 16, 1937, Latrobe Bulletin, page 2, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.

UNITY TOWNSHIP FARMER DIES SUDDENLY, HEAT IS RESPONSIBLE

Stricken while sitting in the kitchen of his home, preparing to light his pipe, John C. McGuire, a Unity Twp. farmer for the past 50 years, died suddenly at 9:50 o’clock last night. Over-exertion during the recent hot weather is believed to have hastened his death. He was apparently in his usual good health up until the time he was stricken. His daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Wiland [Niland], and their two children, of Braddock, were at the farm last evening, and Mr. McGuire enjoyed their visit greatly, showing no signs of illness. Before they left he had gotten some cabbage, turnips and other vegetables grown on the farm for them to take along. After their departure, Mr. McGuire sat down in the kitchen where his wife was working and prepared to light his pipe. His wife noticed that his head was bobbing up and down, and cried: “John, What’s the matter? Are you sick? She hurried to his side, but Mr. McGuire died within a short time while still sitting in the chair. Hard working during the recent hot weather is believed to have weakened him hastening his death. On a hot day two weeks ago, he put up eight loads of hay, and since then he had not spared himself in work about the farm. Born on Sept. 16, 1859, in Derry Township, Mr. McGuire was in his 78th year. He was married 55 years ago to Miss Amanda Ruffner, of Unity Township, and for the past 50 years he conducted a farm in Unity Twp. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. James W. Wiland [Niland], Braddock; Mrs. Edith Derek, of Latrobe; Mrs. Anna Ghrist, of Unity Twp.; Mrs. Joseph Bost, of Braddock; and John L. McGuire, of Latrobe. Thirteen grandchildren and one brother, B. C. J. McGuire, of Wilmore, Pa., also survive. The body was taken to the Gosnell Funeral Home, where it will remain until 10 o’clock Monday morning, when funeral services will be held in the Holy Family church. Internment will be made in the St. Vincent cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

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McINTYRE

Richard C. MCINTYRE died in 1937.

Richard C. McIntyre, 53, died at 3:40 o'clock Thursday morning, June 17, 1937, in the family residence, 521 Green street, Southwest Greensburg. Death came following a four months' illness during which time he suffered with an acute heart condition. Mr. McIntyre was widely known in the Greensburg district. He had been employed as C. O. D. clerk in the United States Postoffice at Greensburg for 29 years. He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Greensburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Stella Bitz McIntyre; a daughter, Sally, at home; and a number of brothers and sisters. Mrs. Wallace Ryland, of East Fayette street, and Mrs. Eva B. Eisaman, of Morgantown street, and Ray Bitz, of Uniontown, are sisters and a brother of Mrs. McIntyre. Funeral services will be conducted in the family residence at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon with his pastor, the Rev. J. E. Wagner, officiating. Burial will be in Westmoreland Memorial Park cemetery, Greensburg. (Standard - June 16, 1937.) Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

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McKEE

Francis MCKEE died in 1863.

At his residence, in Fayette City, Dec. 15th, '63, of consumption,

Francis McKee, Esq., in the 59th year of his age.

"It is but a fitting tribute to the memory of the departed, that their lives and characters, if good, should be publicly known, as well as a benefaction to the world, both for preception and example. The subject of the above notice was a man of no ordinary character. His life was exemplary and might be pointed to as a shining example of what industry, honesty and integrity will accomplish, unaided by anything but labor, energy and perserverance. Mr. McKee was born in Bucks county, Pa., in the year 1804, and came with his parents shortly after to Westmoreland county, Pa., where he commenced life a poor boy with no assistance but his own willing hands and undeviating will to do. By good luck or good management, he came into possession of a trading - boat, and by trading along the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers with varying success, he at length accumulated a sufficient amount of funds to start him handsomely in the mercantile business in Fayette City, which he continued until he made himself a name and fame as a business man all along the Monongahela valley. But not alone as a business man, was his character exemplary. Few men perhaps, have lived as long with fewer stains upon their reputations as citizens morally or socially. Kind and genial in his disposition, he drew around him friends who clung to him through life; in adversity strengthened by his helping hand, and in prosperity, remembering his past charities. All along through life he maintained a high regard for the christian religion; and although not a professor him self, until shortly before his death, endeavored assiduously to ?? its principals and its importance to his family; and in the hour and article of death was himself enabled to say, " I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears." The Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa., Dec. 31, 1863. Vol. 3, No. 47. pg 2, col. 7. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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MEALLY

Elizabeth MEALLY died in 1881.

The Angel of Death

On Friday morning, April 22, Miss Elizabeth Meally, aged 19 years, died at the residence of her father in Dicus extension, Mt. Pleasant. She has a host of friends throughout Fayette and Westmoreland counties whose sympathies are with her parents and family in their sad affliction. Requescat in pace. Coke Country Chronicle. Connellsville Pa. Friday, April 29, 1881. Vol. 1 No. 3. Page 5, Col. 3. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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METTEIVES

Delmar METTEIVES died in 1937.

Horribly crushed by a motor in the Banning No. 1 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company at 6 o'clock Monday morning, Delmar Metteives, aged 23, well-known youth of South Huntington township, Westmoreland county, died three hours later in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metteives and known throughout the Banning, Whitsett and Smithton vicinities. The body was removed from the Pittsburgh hospital to the Bartheis funeral home in Smithton. In addition to his parents, the victim is survived by two sisters and two brothers. The mine mother on which he was working broke away and crushed him internally. He was rushed to the Pittsburgh hospital where death ensured at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Funeral services are incomplete. (Newspaper dated 27 Oct 1937). Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

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MILLER

Kenneth MILLER died in 1937.

Funeral services for Kenneth Miller, aged 20, of West Newton, assistant manager of the G. C. Murphy store in Brownsville, fatally injured when struck by an automobile on Route 71, three miles west of his home city Saturday evening, will be held in the family residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. W. F. Fleming, pastor of the West Newton Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in West Newton cemetery. Miller's parents reside in 205 Fifth street, West Newton. He was walking toward his home when struck by an auto driven by Harry Fulmer, of West Newton. He suffered compound fractures of both legs and a fractured skull. He leaves three sisters and two brothers. (Standard - Nov. 16, 1937). Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

Raymond MILLER

Florida

Formerly of Irwin

Raymond Miller, 74, of Florida, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Florida. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Margaret (Fox) Miller; a daughter, Darlene Miller of Fenton, Mich.; two sons, Terry Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jim Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; a grandson, Daniel Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Dorothy Tylavsky and Beatrice Simon. Ray and Peg were longtime residents of Irwin before moving to Cocoa Beach in 1998. Friends will be received at the Vincent V. Rodgers Funeral Home, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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MITCHELL

Joshua D. MITCHELL died in 1935.

Mary Jane Mitchell Collier's Family Bible – Newspaper Obituary Clipping:

Died May 19, 1935, Joshua D. Mitchell died Sunday morning at 12:40 o'clock in his home on Baughman Avenue, in his 86th year. He had been a resident of Jeannette for 45 years, coming here from Phillipsburg, Pa. For many years he was an employee of the American Window Glass company and the McKee Glass Company, but later he was engaged in the building contracting business with his sons. He was a member of the Knight of the McCabees. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Mitchell, and the following children: John Mitchell, Jeannette; Alfred Mitchell, Duquesne; Mrs. Mary Colliers, Jeannette, and Miss Minnie Mitchell, at home. He is also survived by one brother, Joseph Mitchell, of Center County. Funeral services will be held in his late home on Baughman Avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. D. H. McDowell. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Contributed by Susan Nunnery, slnunnery@hotmail.com.

Additional Newspaper Clipping - Thanks -

Mitchell - We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors and to the employees of the Victory Glass Co. for the kindness that was shown to us in our bereavement of our dear Husband and Father. Also to those that donated the use of their cars and to Rev. McDowell, and singers for their comforting words. A precious one from us has gone, his voice is ever still. There is a vacant place with in our home that never can be filled. Mrs J. D. Mitchell and Family.

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Raymond MITCHELL died in 1935.

Obituary Newspaper Clipping in Mary Jane Mitchell Collier's Bible reads:

Wednesday, March 27, 1935, Raymond Mitchell, aged 33 years, died shortly after noon Tuesday in the Westmoreland Hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was the son of J. D. and Mary E. Mitchell, of Baughman Avenue. He was single. Surviving in addition to his parents are the following brothers and sisters: John Mitchell, Jeannette; Alfred Mitchell, Dufuesne; Mrs. Mary Collier, Jeannette, and Miss Minnie, at home. Funeral Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his parents on Baughman Avenue, conducted by Rev. McDowell. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. Contributed by Susan Nunnery, slnunnery@hotmail.com.

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MOODY

Barbary MOODY died in 1863. At Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co. Pa., May 20th, Barbary Moody, wife of Samuel Moody, aged 30 years. The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 18, 1863. Vol. 3, No. 19, Pg. 3, Col. 3. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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MORRISON

James MORRISON died in 1870.

Mr. James Morrison of Mt. Pleasant, died very suddenly of disease of the heart last Sunday night week. He was in his usual health during the day, and appeared bright and cheerful. As he was about to retire his wife noticed that he breathed very hard, and becoming alarmed called the other members of the family, but before they got to his bedside, he was not more. The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. September 8, 1870. Vol. 3. No. 35. Pg 3, Col. 8. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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MOWRY

George MOWRY died in 1931.

Prominent Citizen of Derry Is Dead

At his home on South Chestnut St., Derry, at 4:30 o’clock this morning, occurred the death of George Mowry, President of the First Savings and Trust Company, and one of Derry’s most prominent citizens. He had been in poor health for some time, from the infirmities of age. He was 80 years, three months and 27 days of age at the time of his death. Mr. Mowry was born in Somerset county, on July 4th, 1851, a son of Silas and Margaret Gallagher Mowry. At an early age he removed to Hillside, where his father was employed in a tannery located at that point. His father dying when he was of tender years, Mr. Mowry sought employment and worked as a blacksmith and farm hand. Before he came to Derry in 1878, he had been employed as a carpenter by William Stitt. He started in as a contractor, at the age of 21, constructed for the late Amos O. Caven, the fine brick building at the post office corner in Derry, and is now known as the Odd Fellows Building. He also constructed the Derry Presbyterian church, which today stands, after 38 years, as a most modern structure. In 1870 he went into business with his brother the late Oliver W. Mowry, as contractors. When Oliver went with the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., in 1872, George Mowry assumed entire charge of the business. The first house erected by Mr. Mowry is still standing, next to St. Martin’s Catholic church, in New Derry. The lumber was purchased from the Mellon interests in Pittsburgh. About 1880 he bought out the lumber yard of Mr. Weaver, and since, then has always maintained a lumber yard and contracting business. In 1903 he went into partnership with his brother Philip, the concern being known as George Mowry and Brother. In 1922 he bought out the interests of his brother Philip and incorporated the company, which since has been known as George Mowry and Company, incorporated. He retired from active leadership in the business at that time, his sons having been taken into the organization.
He was director of the First Savings and trust Company since its incorporation, and was a director of the old First national Bank. Recently he was elected as bank president in Derry. He was a lifelong member of the Derry Presbyterian church. When a young man he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Catherine Winings, of Tunnelton. She preceded him in death on July 29, 1928. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. J. W. Bentley of Swissvale; Mrs. Herman Friske, of Latrobe; Mrs. Mary Olive Yealy, and Mrs. Eugene M. McKelvey, of Derry; Lloyd W., of Wheeling, W. Va.; Rev. Thomas G., of Halstead, Kansas; G. Ralph Mowry of Latrobe; Victor R. and Dr. Richard M., of Derry. One brother Philip Mowry survives. There are 14 grand children surviving. Latrobe Bulletin, Oct. 31, 1931, Pages 1, 5. Contributed by Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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Margaret (Gallagher) MOWRY died in 1912.

MOWRY, Margaret (Gallagher)

Died Oct. 16, 1912

Prominent Woman Of Derry Is Dead

Mrs. Margaret Mowry, one of Derry’s oldest and most highly respected women, passed away at 11:50 o’clock this morning, her death being due to the frailties incident to her advanced age. She had been in delicate health for some time past, but her mental faculties had remained unimpaired until the very last, she having recognized her children, and having asked for a son who happened to be absent, just a few minutes before she died. Born in Somerset county, on the 28th of January, 1828, Mrs. Mowry, whose maiden name was Gallagher, was united in marriage to Silas Mowry on the seventh day of May, 1846. They moved to a point near Hillside in 1859 and Mrs. Mowry resided there with her children for a number of years following the death of her husband in 1863. Her children having located one by one, in Derry, Mrs. Mowry also took up her residence in that place, in 1883. She is survived by four sons, George and Philip Mowry, members of the well known contracting firm of Derry; Franklin Mowry, assistant road foreman of engines, at Derry; and Oliver W. Mowry, for a number of years the tax collector in the railroad town. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. James G. Mewherter, of Derry, and by a number of grandchildren. She was a zealous member of the Lutheran church. The time for the funeral services has not been set, as yet, but in all probability, it will be tomorrow evening. Latrobe Bulletin, Oct. 16, 1912, Page 1. Contributed by Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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Mary Catherine (Winings) MOWRY died in 1928. 

MOWRY, Mary Catherine (Winings)

Mrs. Mary Catherine Mowry

Mrs. Mary Catherine Mowry, wife of George Mowry, Derry’s prominent contractor and builder, died Sunday morning. She had been allowed to rest and her demise was not learned until about 9 o’clock, when a member of the family went to her room. Her son, Richard, had talked with her about 1 a. m., so that her death occurred some time after that hour. She was a daughter of Garret C. And Marie Winings, and was born in Derry township near Saltsburg She was one of four children. When a girlshe was united in marriage to George Mowry, a young contractor who had just finished the Caven building and other structures in Derry and vicinity. The ceremony was performed in March, 1883, by the Rev. Hill, pastor of the Blairsville Presbyterian church. The family lived in Hillside for several years, then came to Derry in 1890 and have since resided there. Ten children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Mowry, nine of whom survive. One daughter died many years ago. The surviving children, four girls and five boys, are: Mrs. J. W. Bentley, of Edgewood; Mrs. John W. Yealy of Fourth Avenue, Derry; Mrs. Herman Friske, of Latrobe; Miss Eleanor, now touring in Europe; Lloyd W., of Derry; Rev. Thomas G., of Halstead, Kansas; G. Ralph, of Latrobe; Victor R. and Richard of Derry; Thirteen grandchildren survive. Mrs. Mowry is also survived by a sister, Mrs. W. S. Waddle, of Derry. During all her life in Derry, Mrs. Mowry was active in church and charitable work, and her pleasing and congenial personality had endeared her to the community. When a girl she attended old Salem church and played the organ for the services in that edifice. After her marriage, she became active in the Derry Presbyterian church, with which she also affiliated when the couple moved to Derry. In all its work she had been prominent through the years. She had been the teacher of the Ladies Bible Class for a number of years, was vice president of the Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society at the time of her death and took an active part in other church work. Recently she had been teaching a class of boys at First Baptist Sunday School, and had been studying the lesson but a short time before her death. She was also a past president of the O. V. A. Society, a well known organization for charitable purposes in the community, and was active in the Derry Community Club. She was serving as chairman of the nominating committee of the Sunday school, also. It was last Thursday that she complained of illness and on Friday the attending physician suggested that she remain in bed. Saturday she seemed improved but was still advised to remain in her room. Early Sunday morning her son Richard, who is a dental student in Pittsburgh, returned home and went to his mother’s room and gave her a paper which she read. She seemed to be in excellent spirits when he left the room. When Mrs. Mowry did not arise Sunday morning the family decided that she should be allowed to rest until she felt like getting up, and it was not until 9 o’clock that members of the family, going to her room, discovered that she had passed away during the early morning hours. Her son, the Rev. Thomas G. Mowry, pastor of the Halstead, Kan. Presbyterian church, is now on his way east by motor, having planned to visit with his parents for some time. He is expected to arrive in Derry about Wednesday. Funeral services have been arranged for Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence, on South Chestnut street, with Mrs. Mowry’s pastor, Rev. H. Russell Crummy, in charge. Interment will follow in the family burial plot in Cole’s cemetery. Latrobe Bulletin, July 30, 1928, Pages 1, 7 (Died July 27, 1928). Contributed by Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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Philip MOWRY died in 1934.

MOWRY, Philip

Died Dec. 13, 1934

Philip Mowry

At his home at 410 Chestnut street at 4:15 yesterday afternoon, occurred the death of Philip Mowry, one of Derry’s well known business men, and a pioneer resident. He suffered a stroke in April, 1933, and had been in poor health since. A few days ago another stroke befell him and death ensued from a cerebral hemorrhage. Born in Fayette county on April 20, 1859, he was a son of Silas and Margaret Gallagher Mowry. The family moved to Hillside when he was a young man and on December 1, 1883, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Evelyn Buell, of Ligonier Valley. Coming to Derry about 1882, he entered the service of the P. R. R., and later went with his brother, the late George Mowry, who ran a lumber yard and planing mill. The brothers became partners in 1920, doing business as George Mowry & Bro. In 1922, Mr. Mowry left the partnership, and the following year embarked in the retail hardware business on South Chestnut street, later moving to the Piper building. He retired from active business in 1931. In church work Mr. Mowry was particularly active. He joined St. Paul’s Reformed Church in 1897. He was elder for 21 years and was elder emeritus at the time of his death. He served as treasurer of the church for 19 years, and was superintendent of its Sunday School at different periods, and a teacher until recently. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Settie M. Ewing, Mrs. Arthur Berry, of Derry; Mrs. Graham R. Myton, of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. W. Kirk Highberger, of Greensburg, and William C., of Derry. Seven grandchildren also survive. Friends and acquaintances are welcome to the home until noon next Monday. Funeral services will be private, Monday afternoon, with his pastor, the Rev. W. H. Landis, in charge. Interment will be in Derry cemetery. Latrobe Bulletin, Dec. 14, 1934, Page 9. Contributed by Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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Victor R. MOWRY died in 1949.

MOWRY, VICTOR R.

BUSINESS LEADER, CALLED BY DEATH

Prominent Derry Man Had Been Ill For Over Six Weeks

One of Derry’s most prominent businessmen, Victor R. Mowry, 54, died at the Latrobe Hospital at 4:50 p. m. yesterday after an illness of more than six weeks as the result of a coronary occlusion. Widely known throughout the Pittsburgh district as a lumberman, Mr. Mowry was vice president, secretary and general manager of George Mowry and Co., Inc., successors to George Mowry and brother Lumber Company. He was one of the incorporators of the firm in March, 1922. Mr. Mowry was also a director of the fidelity Deposit Bank of Derry and the Derry Building and loan Association and was active in the affairs of the Derry Business men’s Association. He was a member of the Derry Presbyterian Church; LaMonte Lodge No. 568 F. and A. M. , having received the 32nd degree; Latrobe B. P. O. Elks No. 907; the Derry Volunteer Fire Company; the Roger Nolft Post 324, American Legion; and the Chestnut Ridge Post 444, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Born Dec. 21, 1894, Mr. Mowry was the son of the late George Mowry and Mary Wininger [sic] Mowry, was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. He was wounded in action while serving with Company I, 320th regiment, of the famous 80th Division, during World War I. He accompanied the “Original Thirteen” - the first group to depart from the Latrobe-Derry district, at the outbreak of the war. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Hogg Mowry, and the following children: George Edward Mowry, a student at temple University medical School; Paul Frederick Mowry, of Derry, affiliated with the lumber company; and Nancy E. Mowry, a student of fine arts at the Richmond Professional Institute, Richmond, Va. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Lillie Bentley, of Swissvale; Lloyd W. Mowry, of Washington; Thomas G. Mowry, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs Mary Olive Yealy, of Derry; George Ralph Mowry, of Latrobe; Mrs. Virginia Frisk, of Latrobe; Dr. R. M. Mowry, of Latrobe; and Mrs. Eleanor McKelvie [sic], of Derry. Friends will be received at the Hughes Funeral Home, West Third Ave., Derry, until noon Monday when the body will be taken to the Derry Presbyterian Church. Services will be held there at 2:30 p. m. in charge of the Rev. Harvey W. Black, pastor of the Latrobe Christ Evangelical and reformed Church. Interment will be in Coles cemetery. Latrobe Bulletin, Apr. 30, 1949, Pages 1& 9. Contributed by Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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