St. Joseph Berrier County, Michigan
The Obituary of Charles Wesley Saxman
Thursday, Latrobe Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Front page 1
Well Known Local Citizen Dies Suddenly in Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Saxman left here on Tuesday to go to Saint Joseph Berrier County Michigan visit with Mr. and Mrs. George Boyd Barnhill, who are to leave shortly for California where they expect to make their home. Though failing Health for some time past, Mr. Saxman had seemed quite well before leaving; amd je was out walking, this morning, when death overlooked him, with great suddenness. He and Mrs. Saxman arrived in St. Joseph last evening. Mr. Saxman was in his 71st year. He was born on a farm near Delmont, and came to Latrobe 1885, to engage in business here. For many years up until his death, he conducted a successful real estate and insurance business. He was active member of the Latrobe Methodist Episcopal Church and had served on the board of trustees for many years. Mr. Saxman is survived by his widow and three daughters, Miss Mary Elizabeth Saxman, Mrs James. Contributed by Jeannette Rook.
George SCHRACK died in 1930.
Tuesday, November 18, 1930, Latrobe Bulletin, page 5, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
George Schrack, formerly of Latrobe, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Makin, of Shafton. Mr. Schrack was 73 years of age on the 9th of November. He is survived by the following children, Mrs. William Dempsey, of Latrobe; Mrs. Earl Makin, of Shafton; Mrs. Clarence Hartman and Mrs. Andrew Schultz, of Jeannette; and Cyril Schrack, of Canton, Ohio. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon SHAFER died in 1870.
SHAFER - On the 9th inst., at his residence in Mt. Pleasant township, Westmoreland co. Pa., Mr. Simon Shafer, aged 77 years and 7 days. The Genius of Liberty, June 23, 1870. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.
Miss Ann Josephine SHEEHAN died in 1930.
Tuesday, March 4, 1930, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Ann Josephine Sheehan
Ann Josephine Sheehan died at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Cresson Sanitarium where she had bee a patient for the past 3 months. Miss Sheehan’s death was due to a complication of diseases. Had she lived until the ? of April she would have been 33 years of age. The body was brought to the house of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Sheehan, of 302 Lloyd Ave., last evening. Miss Sheehan is survived by her parents, and the following brothers and sisters: John, of Detroit; Frank, of East Pittsburgh; Mrs. Arthur Burns of Swissvale; Mrs. Rudolph Wilhelm, of Coraopolis, and William. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Vincent’s Archabbey church. Internment will be made at St. Vincent’s Cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, email@example.com.
William SHEEHAN died in 1936.
Saturday, September 26, 1936, Latrobe Bulletin, page 3, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
William Sheehan, a native of Ireland, who had lived in Latrobe for the past 50 years, died at 4 o’clock this morning, following a four weeks illness with a complication of diseases. Mr. Sheehan came here from Hollidaysburg and until his retirement some years ago, was yard foreman for the Latrobe Coal Company at their plant at Lloydsville. Mr. Sheehan was married to Miss Amelia Ruffner, of Unity township, on October 23, 1890. He is survived by his widow, and the following children: Mrs. Arthur Burns, of Swissvale; Mrs. Nelle Wilhelm, of Coraopolis; John, of Mansfield, O., and Francis, of Turtle Creek. Three grandchildren also survive. Funeral services with Requiem High Mass will be held at St. Vincent’s at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and internment will be made in the St. Vincent cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
William R. SHEEHAN Jr. died in 1936.
Thursday, August 6, 1936, Latrobe Bulletin, page 3, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
William R. Sheehan, Ja. [Jr.]
William R. Sheehan, Jr., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Sheehan, Sr., died in Allegheny General Hospital at 12:30 o’clock this morning of pneumonia. He had been ill for the past three weeks. Mr. Sheehan was 37 years of age. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, John, of Mansfield, O., and Francis, of Pittsburgh, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Burns, of Swissvale, and Mrs. Neil Willhelm, of Coraopolis. The remains will be brought to his late home on 302 Lloyd avenue where they will remain until Saturday morning when funeral services will be held at St. Vincent’s. The services will be conducted at 9 o’clock. Internment will be made at St. Vincent’s cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, email@example.com.
Mrs. Louise SHEPLER died in 1870. His obit was contributed to the Westmoreland County USGenWeb Project. In Rostraver township, Westmoreland county, Saturday, 18th inst. Mrs. Louise Shepler; aged 7_ years. The Genius of Liberty, June 23, 1870. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.
Harvey J. SHUPE died n.d.
Harvey J. Shupe, 70-year-old Mt. Pleasant man and member of one of Westmoreland county's best known families, died at 6:10 o'clock Monday evening at his home following an invalidism of several years. The deceased, whose wife preceded him in death two years ago, was a brother of Mrs. W. C. Mullan, 64 West South street, this city, and Sherman Shupe, Wichita, Kan. He was also an uncle of Mrs. Davis W. Henderson, Derrick avenue, and Tom Lynch Mullan, Lincoln street. Mrs. Shupe was well-known in the Pittsburgh section where, for many years, he had been traveling representative for a widely known tobacco firm. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Shupe home in North church street. Mt. Pleasant. Burial in the family lot in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. [date missing - prob mid 1930's). Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.
C. S. SMITH died in 1924.
SMITH - UNITY TOWNSHIP ROADMASTER C.S. SMITH DEAD.
Following a lingering illness, C. S. Smith, a well known resident of Unity township died on Sunday morning at his home. Mr. Smith was one the townships best roadmasters serving under Supervisor Miller and he will be greatly missed by his many friends. He leaves to survive: his wife and the following children Jacob, Charles, Cyrus, Mrs. Geo. Horner and Mrs. Arthur Posten. The funeral services were held this morning at ten thirty in the Ridge Presbyterian Church. notes: C. S. Smith died 3/2/1924 and was buried 3/4/1924 St Pauls Cemetery, Trauger Pa. C. S. was Cyrus Sheppard Smith. Latrobe Bulletin. Contributed by Laney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Ephriam SMITH died in 1907.
The late Mrs. Ephriam Smith, the aged mother of Mrs. Ella Yates, of the *South Side, whose funeral services were held **yesterday at Pleasant Unity, is survived by a husband and by nine chidren, including four daughters and five sons. The sons are: Cyrus Smith, of Lycippus, Joseph Smith of Greensburg, Dr. W. N. Smith, of Phildelphia, John Smith, of Pleasant Unity, and Dr, C. S. Smith , of Phildelphia. The daughters are Mrs. Ella Yates, of the South Side, Mrs.Rev Clymer, of Scranton, Samantha and Gertrude at home. She is also survived by a brother , Andrew Bates, of Nebraska. Her maiden name was Leah Bates, and she was the sister of the late William Bates, father of the Bates boys on the *South Side. Contributed by Laney, email@example.com.
*South Side refers to the South Side of Latrobe.
** Leah died Feb 19, 1907 Latrobe Bulletin
Ephriam SMITH died in 1910.
SMITH - Ephriam Smith Dies At Age of Ninety-Two
A long and useful life came to a close at four o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Ephriam H. Smith , probably the oldest resident of Latrobe, succumbed to the frailties incident to his advance age, at his home on South Ligonier Street. He had been failing rapidly, for some months pasted , and his death was not unexpected. Born nearly a century ago, having first seen the light of day in October 1817, in a log farm house built upon the site of the neighboring town of Bradenville. Mr. Smith had lived within a six mile radius of Latrobe all his life. His active life was set upon a farm near Pleasant Unity, his retirement having taken place three years ago, when he moved to Latrobe, taking up his residence on South Ligonier Street. Mr. Smith is survived by eleven children, three of whom, Mrs. Ellen Yates and the Misses Samatha and Gertrude Smith reside in Latrobe. The other children are as follows: Joseph, of Greensburg;William and Sturgeon, of Phoenixville; H.T., of Sycamore, Ill.; Mrs John Fry and Cyrus and John, all of Pleasant Unity, and Mrs. Robert Coyner, of Oklahoma. The funeral service was held in the Pleasant Unity Presbyterian church about noon, on Monday, the remains lifted from the home at ten o'clock, in the morning, and being taken overland to the church. The services willbe conducted by the Rev. L. W. Stahl, pastor of the Fifth ward United Brethren church. Ephriam died Feb 4, 1910. Notes both Ephriam and Leah are buried at St. Lukes Cemetery, Pleasant Unity, Pa. Latrobe Bulletin. Contributed by Laney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miriam STADER died in 1914.
Saturday, November 21, 1914, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
DEATH CLAIMED LOCAL INFANT
Miriam Stader, the little babe of Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. Stader, of Jefferson street, died, early this morning. The funeral was held at 2:00 this afternoon. Internment was made at St. Vincent’s. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, email@example.com.
Victor B. STADER died in 1939.
Monday, June 3, 1939, Latrobe Bulletin, page 1, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Latrobe lost one of her foremost citizens and a forceful influence toward civic advancement through the death yesterday afternoon of Victor B. Stader at his home on Jefferson street. Active in the furniture business for many years his illness dated from last July when he contracted a heavy cold while attending the Furniture Market in Chicago. Summer grippe developed which in turn affected his heart. For the past several weeks he had been bedfast, with his death occurring yesterday afternoon. A strong desire to be of service and a vitality that permitted him to accomplish more than the average person made Mr. Stader a leader in civic affairs in addition to conducting one of the most progressive business establishments in the county. He was a member of the Latrobe Borough Council for two terms, from 1928 to 1936, and during his last four years in office served as president. He was one of the organizers of the Latrobe Chamber of Commerce and was vice president from its inception to the time of his death. He was also one of the organizers of the Community Loan Company when it was formed in April 1924 and had been vice president of the organization since January 1926. The past president of the Latrobe Rotary Club, he was present at every one of its meetings from the time of its organization until August 6, 1938 when his illness became such that he was unable to be present. Mr. Stader was a life long member of the Holy Family church and had served on the church committee. He was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. An ardent Democrat in politics, Mr. Stader never swerved in allegiance to his party and was an active member of the Latrobe Democratic Club, having served as chairman at a number of their meetings. He was also a motivating force in several business men’s organizations during his career. He was most often found identified as a speaker or in other capacity at public functions and when Marshall Foch visited Pittsburgh a number of years ago he was a member of the Guard of Honor. Mr. Stader was born in Latrobe on April 30th 1885 the son of the late Frank J. and late Hannah Rodgers Stader. He graduated from the Parochial school, later attending St. Vincent Prep and St. Vincent College, graduating from the latter institution in the business course in 1902. In 1904 he entered the furniture business with his father the late Francis J. Stader, and later took complete charge of the enterprise. In recent years his son Victor B. Stader, Jr., has been associated with him at the store. On February 20, 1905, Mr. Stader was married to Miss Mary Ruffner. He is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. Anita Hines; Victor B. Stader, Jr., and Dr. Donald E. Stader, all of Latrobe. He is also survived by three brothers, John F. Stader, of Latrobe, James Stader, of Chicago and Hilary Stader, of Connellsville and by one grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning in the Holy Family church with Solemn Requiem High mass, Father Kitrick will be the celebrant. Father O’Shea the deacon and Father Frawley, the subdeacon. Internment will be made in the St. Vincent cemetery. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank B. STAIRS died in 1924.
Mount Pleasant, April 4,--Frank B. STAIRS, 74 years old, formerly of Kecksburg, died Thursday night at his home in East Smithfield street. He is survived by two sons, Dempsey D. STAIRS of Mount Pleasant and Adam M. STAIRS of Acme; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. WITT of Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Charles KEIMY of Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Courier Thurs. April 10- 1924. Contributed by Wanda Stinger Field, TheWandaWoman@msn.com.
Rachel STOUFFER died in 1868.
STOUFFER.—April 3, 1868, Rachel, wife of Henry J. Stouffer, of Westmoreland Co., Pa. (April 3 might be April 8) The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. June 18, 1868 Vol 1. No. 24. Pg. 3, Col. 4. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.
On last Tuesday, Abram SWANK a conductor on the P.R.R., was thrown from his train near Lilly Station and ran over by the cars, both his legs being nearly cut off. He died within an hour afterward. He had been on the road for about 14 years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Swank, and a brother of Wm Swank of near Boucher. The funeral took place at Derry Station, his late home last Friday. The aged parents and relatives have our sympathy in this dispensation of Providence. Ligonier Echo, March 30, 1892 page 1. Contributed by Sharon Trosan.
Calvin J. SWANK
Calvin J. Swank of Laughlintown died April 21. He was 90. Born June 20, 1880 in Ligonier Township, he was a son of the late Edward and Nancy (BYERS) Swank. Mr. Swank was a retired carpenter. He leaves two sons, Harry Swank and Glenn Swank of Laughlintown and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in Owen Wolford Funeral home in Ligonier by Rev Jay Eastman. Burial was in Laurel Hill cemetery. Ligonier Echo Newspaper, April 28, 1971, page 14. Contributed by Sharon Trosan.
Edward Swank , aged 76 years and 12 days, died Monday Oct 5, 1931, at 7:30 am at the home of his son Calvin Swank of Laughlintown. He is survived by daughter Mrs. Jonas Clark of Ligonier Twp and two sons John Swank of Ligonier and Calvin. Funeral services conduced by Rev. Willer, Beams Church. Interment Beam's Church Cemetery. Ligonier Echo Newspaper; Oct 7, 1931. Contributed by Sharon Trosan.
Glenn W. SWANK
Glenn W. Swank, 67 of 118 S. Market St. Ligonier died Sunday April 19, 1981. Mr. Swank was born in Jennerstown Nov 14, 1913, a son of the late Calvin and Hanna (Clark) Swank. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired carpenter. Mr. Swank is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of the Owen Wolford Funeral Home, Ligonier, with the Rev. John J. McClure officiating. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Ligonier ECHO; Wednesday, April 29, 1981. Contributed by Sharon Trosan.
Sarah Anna SWANK
Sarah Anna SWANK age 52 died at her home in Fairfield Twp Nov 14. She was a member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Robert G. and several children. Her funeral took place Nov 16, services being performed by Evanglist Walshe. Mrs. Swank was the daughter of Samuel PETERSON and a sister of Frank and John Peterson, Mrs. Paul BAST and Mrs. Harry SHIREY all of Ligonier. Ligonier Echo, Nov 23, 1921, page 1. Contributed by Sharon Trosan.