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WERRY
Henry WERRY
died in 1917.
WERRY - Mount Pleasant Nov 13 – Henry Werry*, who has been in the hospital here for the past 90 days died Tuesday evening. The funeral will be held at the Acme  Church on Friday internment will be made in Brown Cemetery. *The newspaper incorrectly reported that Henry Werry has died. It was in fact his brother Walter Werry. The Daily Courier, Tuesday November 15, 1917, Page 3 Col 1. Contributed by Kathy Manka, kemanka@ameritech.net.

William WERRY died in 1940.
William Werry, 78 years old, died suddenly at 1:10 o'clock Thursday morning at his home at Acme of apoplexy. A son of the late John and Mary Hicks Werry, he had spent practically all of his life in the Acme district. His wife, Mrs. Sadie Werry, preceded him in death a number of years ago. There are four sons and one daughter. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with a brief service at the home at 2 o'clock followed by full obsequies at the Acme Church at 2:30 o'clock. Internment will be in the Brown Cemetery near Acme. The Daily Courier, Friday April 26, 1940 Page 6, Col. 6. Contributed by Kathy Manka, kemanka@ameritech.net.

William WERRY died in 1913.
William Werry, the eight month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Werry of Acme, was buried in Brown's graveyard yesterday following funeral services at the house. The Daily Courier, Monday January 27, 1913, Page 3, Col 1. Contributed by Kathy Manka, kemanka@ameritech.net.

William WERRY died in 1940.
WERRY - Service
Reverand Q. A. Holsopple, pastor of the Mount Joy Church of the Brethern, will officiate at the funeral for William Werry of Acme Sunday afternoon. There will be a brief service at the home at 2 o'clock followed by full rites at the Acme Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock. Internment will be in Brown Cemetery. The surviving children are Simon Werry of Champion, John Werry of Acme, Mrs. Mary Kantorik of Millsboro, Benjamin Werry and Joseph Werry at home. There are two brothers Henry of Mount Pleasant and James of Fredricktown, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary May and Mrs. Sarah Stairs of Acme and Mrs. Harriet Zimmerman of Mount Pleasant, R.D. There are also six grandchildren. The Daily Courier, Saturday April 27, 1940, Page 5, Col. 5. Contributed by Kathy Manka, kemanka@ameritech.net.

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WHITEHEAD
Adam Lenhart WHITEHEAD
died in 1931.
Adam Lenhart Whitehead, aged 82, a widely known farmer and a member of a pioneer family of Westmoreland county, died at his home near Tarr, Sunday evening, July 19, 1931, at 7:30 o'clock following a brief illness. For 45 years Mr. Whitehead was a mine foreman for Overholts, the H. C. Frick Coke Company at Strickler, the Humphreys Coal Company at Humphreys and later at the Brownsville plant near Tarr, Westmoreland county. During his long service as foreman there never was a death resulting from accident in mines under his supervision, it is said. For the last 15 years he had been engaged in farming. Mr. Whitehead is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Whitehead and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Buttermore of East Millsboro and Miss Daisy Whitehead of Uniontown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Church of God, Alverton, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Alverton cemetery. Contributed by Marilyn Tolentino and Carol Clarke and transcribers.

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WININGS
Garrett Crusan WININGS
died in 1911.
WININGS, Garrett Crusan. Died Sep. 28, 1911.
‘Squire Winings, Prominent Resident of Derry, Died This morning
Garrett Crusan Winings, one of the venerable and highly respected residents of Derry, and a man highly known and highly honored throughout Westmoreland county, died at 11:30 o’clock this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Waddle, on South Chestnut street, Derry, his death being due to the disabilities incident to his advanced age. The late Mr. Winings, known widely as ‘Squire G. C. Winings, was born in Loyalhanna township, on the 18th of June, 1832, making his age 79 years, three months and 10 days. He followed the life of a farmer in the township until within ten years ago when he and his wife removed to Derry to make their home with their daughter. While a resident of the township he was prominent in religious and political life. He was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, being an elder in the church for many years. After his removal to Derry he was made an elder in the church at that place. He served several terms as a justice of the peace in the township, and also served a term as county poor director. Known to hundreds of the residents of the county as ‘Squire Winings, he always enjoyed their confidence and their friendship.
He leaves to survive him his widow and two daughters, Mrs W. S. Waddle and Mrs. George Mowry, both of Derry. The funeral services will be held from the Waddle residence at one o’clock, Saturday afternoon, the interment following in Coles’ cemetery. Latrobe Bulletin, Sep. 28, 1911, Page 1. Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

Maria (Ebbert) WININGS died in 1921.
WININGS, Maria (Ebbert)
Died Nov. 13, 1921
Aged Derry Resident Dead
Derry, Pa. Nov. 14– At the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Waddle, yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Maria Winnings died, after an extended illness, following a fall which she sustained some time ago. She was aged 87 years, 9 months and 21 days and was one of the oldest residents of the community. Mrs. Winnings was the widow of the late ‘Squire Garrett C. Winnings, who for many years was a squire in Loyalhanna township. ‘Squire and Mrs. Winnings came to Derry to make their home some years ago. The ‘Squire died on September 28, 1911. Surviving are two children, Mrs. George Mowry and Mrs. W. S. Waddle, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, from the Waddle home with the Rev. Culley in charge. Latrobe Bulletin, Nov. 14, 1921, Page 1. Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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WRAY
Matthew H. WRAY
died in 1863.
WRAY - DIED
In Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, Mr. MATTHEW H. WRAY, of company H, 36th (?) Reg. P.V., oldest son of William and Lucinda Wray, of Stewartsville, Westmoreland Co., Aged 20 years and 4 months. The deceased was the grandson of the venerable Matthew Wray of this county. When the last call for troops was made, in company with almost all his companions, he volunteered with Capt. S.S. Marchand. He passed through the battle of Fredericksburg safely, but was soon after prostrated by chronic diarrhea. An attack of the measles while in the hospital, left him so much debilitated that he sank rapidly. His parents were telegraphed for, but it was too late-they found his cot empty. His funeral took place from his fathers residence, on Friday, the 6th inst. A very large concourse of people testified the sympathy felt for him and his family. The deceased was a young man of more than ordinary promise. He was an obedient son and affectionate brother. His amiable disposition endeared him to all. He loved the truth; and his strict integrity, his quiet thoughtful manner, and his manly spirit commanded the respect and confidence of all, and gave him a position in society which will be remembered with satisfaction by his friends—while his high mental abilities gave promise of great usefulness. He maintained the same character in the army. In battle he won the admiration of his companions by his perfect coolness. Indeed had he been less heroic he would have sought and obtained his discharge. We lament his death, and cherish his memory. He was a professor of religion, and his humble, consistent deportment leaves us the assurance that he is now with his Redeemer. H. G. Wallace. The Genius of Liberty. Uniontown, Pa. Mar 12, 1863. Vol. 3, No. 5, Pg. 3, Col. 2. Contributed by Roy Lockhart.

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