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RUFFNER
Isaac RUFFNER
died in 1913.
Thursday, May 22, 1913, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Isaac Ruffner, Who died Last Evening, Lived On Same Farm For 92 Years
Isaac Ruffner, one of the county’s oldest residents, succumbed to the ravages of age, at six o’clock, last evening. His death occurred on his farm, located near New Alexandria. He died where he had been born, and where his entire life of nearly ninety-three years had been spent. His aged totaled ninety-two tears and ten months. Despite the number of years he had enjoyed good health, until the present Spring, when he began to fail, rapidly. He was probably the oldest member of St. Vincent’s church. He had been a faithful attendant at the church practically ever since its organization. He is survived by a son, John Ruffner, of Walnut street, Latrobe; and by five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Kintz, of Latrobe; Mrs. Joseph Nessler, of Dennison; Sister Evangelist, O. S. B., of North Dakota; Mrs. John McGuire, at home; and Mrs. William Sheehan, of Lloyd Avenue, Latrobe. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning, the funeral cortege leaving the house at 8:30, and solemn high mass of requiem being said in St. Vincent’s church, at 10:00 o’clock. The interment will follow in St. Vincent’s cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

Friday, May 23, 1913, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
WAS SECOND OLDEST MEMBER OF ST. VINCENT'S
Isaac Ruffner, notice of whose death was given in yesterday's Bulletin, was the second oldest member of St. Vincent's congregation. His father, George Ruffner, who in 1787 emigrated from Goshenhoppen, near Philadelphia, to the wilderness of Westmoreland county, and he later took a prominent part in establishing the first Catholic church in this vicinity. He located on a farm near New Alexandria, and it was there, on the 21st of July, 1821, that Isaac Ruffner was born. It was there, also, that Isaac Ruffner died, Wednesday night, his entire life of nearly 93 years having been spent upon the ancestral farm. His mother's maiden name was Susan Sindorf. In 1849 a romance sprang up, between Mr. Isaac Ruffner and Miss Mary Anna O'Connor, daughter of Mr. Francis O'Connor, who with six brothers had given once happy homes in Sunny Ireland, then undergoing oppression, and had come to America to find happiness in a strange and foreign land. The romance ended happily, and from their marriage nine children were born. Three of the nine preceded their father to the grave. They were James Francis, Sister Joseph Anna Ruffner and Josephine. On Wednesday evening, the patriarch passed peacefully away without any pain or struggle but with a happy smile on his face, the reflection of his good and noble life; at the ripe old age of 92 years and ten months. During the last few years of his life he was tenderly and affectionately taken care of by the loving hands of his daughter, Amanda McGuire, who sacrificed much to make his last days happy and peaceful. He is survived by six children: Mrs. Margaret E. Kent [Kintz], Lloyd Ave., Latrobe; Mrs. Elizabeth Nessler, of Dennison; Sister Evangelist Rose Ruffner, O. S. B., of North Dakota; John W. Ruffner, of Walnut street, Latrobe; Mrs. Amanda McGuire, at the family homestead; Mrs. Amelia Sheehan, of Lloyd Avenue, Latrobe; 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. The last respects of his children and grandchildren and a host of friends will be paid to him Saturday morning, when the funeral cortege will leave his homestead at 8:30 a. m. and repair to St. Vincent's church, where Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be sung by Father Sigemond O. S. B., followed by sermon. The interment will follow in St. Vincent's cemetery.

Mrs. John E. RUFFNER died in 1944.
Tuesday, June 13, 1944, Latrobe Bulletin, page 7, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Mrs. John E. Ruffner
Word was received yesterday by local relatives of the death of Mrs. John E. Ruffner, of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Walnut Street, Latrobe. She died at her home on Sunday evening, June 11, of a lingering illness. The late Mrs. Ruffner is survived by her husband, five daughters and three grandchildren. Nieces and nephews in Latrobe are Mrs. Leroy Campbell, Mrs. Joseph Hines, Victor Stader, and Dr. Donald Stader, now of Toronto, Canada. The late Mrs. Ruffner was the former Lanetta Cole, of Derry, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cole. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

Mrs. Mary A. RUFFNER died in 1906.
Wednesday, May 16, 1906, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
MRS. MARY A. RUFFNER
Aged Resident of Unity Township Passes to Final Reward
Mrs. Mary A. Ruffner, the esteemed wife of Isaac Ruffner, of near Crabtree, died at 4:20 o’clock, yesterday afternoon, her death having been due to the ravages of old age. She was 83 years, having been one of the oldest resident if [of] the community. Last fall the sixtieth anniversary of her marriage to Mr. Isaac Ruffner was celebrated.
Six children are left to mourn her loss, viz: John W. Ruffner, of Latrobe; Mrs. John McGuire, at home; Mrs. Jos. Nessler, of Dennison; Mrs. Thos. C. Kintz, of West Latrobe; Mrs. William Sheehan, of West Latrobe, and Sister M. Rose, of St. Mary’s Convent, Elk county. Three children, Andrew, Josephine and Joseph preceeded the mother to the other world. The funeral services will be held on Friday morning, the cortege leaving the house at 8:30 o’clock. High Mass will be held at St. Vincent’s church at 10:30 o’clock, followed by internment in St. Vincent’s cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

Mrs Rose RUFFNER died in 1933.
Tuesday, July 11, 1933, Latrobe Bulletin, page 5, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Mrs. John W. Ruffner
Mrs. Rose Ruffner, wife of John W. Ruffner, died at her late home, 212 Walnut street, at 8 o’clock, last evening, of a lingering illness. Had she lived until the 25th of next month she would have been 72 years of age. She was a devout member of Holy Family church. Mrs. Ruffner was a well known resident of Latrobe and had lived in the same house for almost 50 years. She is survived by her husband; one son, John E. Ruffner, of Latrobe; and three daughters, Mrs. Victor B. Stader, of Jefferson street; Mrs. Harry Folk, of Greensburg; and Mrs. Marie Dunn, at home. Twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive together with the following brothers and sisters, E. J. Mack and Thomas Mack, of Johnstown; Mrs. Agnes Smith, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Mary Weidner, of Altoona; and Mrs. Jerome Kent, of Latrobe. Solemn high mass of requiem will be read on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock in the Holy Family church. Internment will follow in St. Vincent’s cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, July 12, 1933, Daily Tribune, Johnstown, Cambria, PA.
MRS. JOHN W. RUFFNER EXPIRES AT LATROBE
Septuagenarian Was Born in Cambria County; Daughter of Joseph Mack
Mrs. John W. Ruffner, aged 72 years, whose health had been impaired for a long time, died at her home in Latrobe on Monday night. The deceased, whose maiden name was Rose Mack, was born near Revloc, this county, and was a daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Clement) Mack. Her father was a soldier in the Civil War, having served in the 133rd Regiment, P. V. I. He enlisted in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Ruffner were married in Latrobe over 50 years ago and resided in the same house there for a period of 30 years. Mrs. Ruffner was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe, where solemn high mass of requiem will be said for the repose of the soul of the deceased at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. Internment will be in St. Vincent’s cemetery. A number of relatives from Johnstown and other parts of Cambria County will attend the services. The deceased is survived by her husband; a son, John E. Ruffner, of Latrobe; and three daughters, Mrs. Victor B. Stader, of Latrobe; Mrs. Harry Folk, of Greensburg, and Mrs. Marie Dunn, at home. Twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive, together with the following brothers and sisters: Edward J. Mack, of the Nineteenth Ward; Thomas Mack, of the Second Ward, this city; Mrs. Agnes Smith, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Mary Weidner, of Altoona, and Mrs. Jerome Kent, of Latrobe.

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