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John H. Alexander
James Baker
A. J. Cowan
James Davidson

Edgar Einstein
Jacob R. Einstein
H. W. Foster

Richard Leroy Galbreath
WILLIAM JOHN GALBRAITH
Sons of Jacob Garuer
Mrs. Sara Gray
Capt. William Guthrie
Allison (Schall) Heilman
Mrs. Mary Lego
Mrs. Lena (Corah) Kirscht

Catharine Ritchart
Lester Salisbury
Mrs. Anna Semmens
James Wilson
Corbin W. Wyant


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John H. Alexander  

Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
November 19, 1949

Heart Attack Take Life of J. H. Alexander

John H. Alexander, 86, father of Mrs. F. K. Schwartz, 26 York street, died Sunday morning at University hospital, Baltimore, from a heart attack. He had been seriously ill for a week. Mr. Alexander was born in kittanning, Pa., September 26, 1863, one of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. John Sanderson Alexander. He was was a lifelong member of the Worthington (Pa.) Evangelical Lutheran church and was a member of the church council for a number of terms. He was a member of Kittanning lodge No. 244, F. and A.M.; Orient R. A. C. 249, New Castle Consistory and Syria Temple, AAONMS, and the IOOF lodge of Craigsville.

Mr. Alexander was a retired foreman of the woolen mill at Worthington in Armstron county. Following his retirement some years ago, he resided in Gettysburg until about a year ago when he moved to Baltimore. Surviving are a sister, Miss Lydia Alexander of Baltimore; a daughter, Mrs. Schwartz; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, John Alexander Oakley. Funeral services Wednesday afternoon from the Worthington Lutheran church with interment in the family burial plot there. The Walker funeral home in Worthington was in charge of arrangements.



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James Baker

Warren Morning Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania)
March 30, 1928

Aged Man Dies As Result of Mishap

Bulter, Pa., Mar. 29 - James Baker, 74 of Worthington died at a Kittanning hospital today of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile driven by J. J. Newman, of Butler. Baker was hurt yesterday as he was crossing the Benjamin Franklin highway near his home.



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A. J. Cowan

Newspaper: Western Reserve Chronicle, (Warren, OH.) Wednesday

Date: June 22, 1870

Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: DEATHS. --June 10, in Kittanning, Pa., Mr. A. J. Cowan, aged 27 years and 11 months.




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James Davidson

Warren Evening Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania) May 6, 1908

Died From Burns

James Davidson died at Kittanning on Monday from injuries received in a fire which badly damaged his home, at that place, on Saturday night. The fire had almost shut off all exits from the house before it was discovered and the remainder of the family, consisting of Mrs. Davidson and two daughters, was saved from the flames only through the brave work of the mother in dragging them from the building. She also dragged her husband from the burning structure, but his injuries were such that his death resulted. Davidson was aged 40 years.


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Edgar Einstein

New Castle News, (New Castle, Pa) Friday August 4, 1911

Boy Camper Drowns
Butler, Pa., Aug. 4
While bathing in the Allegheny River at Templeton, Edgar Einstein, aged 12, son of Jacob R. Einstein, a merchant of Kittanning, Pa., got beyond his depth and was drowned. Einstein, his wife and three children had been camping near Templeton since last Monday.





Jacob R. Einstein

Williamsport Sun Gazette (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
July 30, 1956

Nonagenarian Died

Kittanning, PA - Jacob R. Einstein, 95, prominet Armstrong County business man who had been a resident of Kittanning the last 75 years, died Sunday following a brief illness.

Einstein, a native of Utica, N. Y., formerly was president of Armstrong County Trust Co., and was the only surviving member of the original board of the Merchants National Bank. Burial will take place in West View Cemetery following funeral services in Kittanning.


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H. W. Foster

Warren Evening Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania)
January 18, 1908

Hurled Through Tree Tops

Kittanning, Jan. 18 - H. W. Foster, a track walker on the Allegheny Valley railroad, between Donley and Kiskiminetas Junction, was killed by a train last Tuesday night and his body, hurled through tree tops along the river bank, was not discovered until yesterday afternoon.


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Richard Leroy Galbreath

Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1

Death of an Infant

Died on December 29, 1928, at 9:15 p.m. at the Children's hospital, Pittsburgh, Richard Leroy, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Galbreath of Boggsville, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Boyd and Mr.a nd Mrs. J.E. Galbreath. Funeral services were held at the home of J.E. Galbreath Monday afternoon, December 31, at 2:30. Interment in Slate Lick cemetery.



Class of 1857 - WILLIAM JOHN GALBRAITH.
B. 18 Feb., 1837, Freeport, Penn. Lawyer. 1st Lieut. 78th Penn. Vols. 1861-63. 1st Lieut. U.S. Signal Corps, 1863-64. Judge Sup. Court, Mont. Ter., 1879-88. D. 21 Jan., 1907, Bremerton, Wash.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


Sons of Jacob Garuer

Warren Evening Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania) April 25, 1908

Kittaning, Pa., April 25 - Two sons of Jacob Garuer, aged 10 and 12 years, were found dead in a field at Hawthorne, near here, death having been caused by eating wild parsnips. A third boy is in a serious condition but will recover.


Mrs. Sara Gray

Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1

Mrs. Sara Gray Succumbs To Pneumonia

Mrs. Sarah Jane Gray, aged 76 years, died at her home in North Buffalo township Wednesday morning at three o'clock following a short illness of pneumonia. Deceased had been in failing health since she suffered a stroke some months ago.

Three sons, Frank E. Gray of Buffalo, N.Y., Curt Gray at home, Lawrence Gray of West Winfield; two step sons, Samuel M. of Pittsburgh and William L. of Philadelphia, 16 grand children and 1 great-grandchild survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the Guardian Angel church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.



Capt. William Guthrie

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, April 2, 1828

Kittanning, March 15
Distressing Casualty
On Monday evening last, Capt. William Guthrie, of Redbank township, in company with one of his sons, was coming to town with a wagon; but before they reached it, night overtook them. It became excessively dark, and it was difficult to proceed. The old gentleman was in the wagon, the son was driving, when they came to a high narrow bridge, about five miles above this place. Dark as it was, they attempted to pass it, but unfortunately they kept too much to the lower side and horses and wagon, with the old gentleman in it, fell over the side (…can't read…) was instantly killed; his body, head and limbs were terribly bruised. The son fortunately escaped by leaping from the saddle.
Mr. Guthrie was about 73 years of age; he was a soldier of the revolution, and was at Paoli at the time of the shocking massacre of the troops at that place, and he narrowly escaped. He drew a pension. As a man he was much esteemed and his melancholy end is the subject of universal regret. He left an aged widow and numerous relatives to mourn his loss.


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Allison (Schall) Heilman

Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1

Mrs. Allison Heilman Succumbs At Her Ford Cliff Home

Mrs. Myrtle Susan Heilman, wife of Allison Heilman, died at her home in Ford Cliff Monday evening at 9:05 o'clock, aged 26 years.

Deceased is survived by her husband, a three-weeks old son, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schall, of Manor township and the following brothers and sisters: Miss Gertrude Schall, Manor township, Joseph Schall, Tarentum; Clarence, John and Edward Schall, all of Manor township.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the Manor cemetery.


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Mrs. Lena (Corah) Kirscht

Warren Evening Times (Warren, Pennsylvania)
November 4, 1918

Mrs. Gust Kirscht

Mrs. Daniel Lytle left this morning for Kittanning where she was called by the death of her sister, Mrs. Gust Kirscht, formerly Miss Lena Corah of Tionesta. Mrs. Kirscht's death which was caused by a severe attack of influenza is an especially sad one, as she leaves a baby daughter only three days old. She is survived by her husband, Gust Kirscht, another daughter of six years, three sisters, Mrs. Willis Offeriee of East Liverpool, O., Mrs. F. S. Hunter of Tionesta, and Mrs. Daniel Lytle of Warren. Two brothers Ed Corah of Tulsa Okla., and E. M. Corah of Cherryvill, Kas. Burial will be made at Kittanning.


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Mrs. Mary Lego

Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1

Mrs. Mary Lego Taken Fatally Ill Visiting Here

Mrs. Mary Lego, aged 58 years of Columbus Ohio, died at the residence of her cousin, Mrs. W. T. Cousins on Orr avenue, where she had been visiting during the past two weeks, Tuesday evening at nine o'clock. She took sick with la grippe on Christmas but had recovered to the extent that she was able to be downstairs when she suffered a relapse from which she failed to really.

The remains were shipped to the deceased's home in Columbus, Ohio, on the 3:59 o'clock train Wednesday afternoon.



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Catharine Ritchart


Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, December 3, 1828
Kittanning, PA., Nov. 15
On Tuesday morning last, Catharine, daughter of Mr. James Ritchart, of this place, about five or six years old, was so severly burnt as to occasion her death on the following evening, about 8 o'clock. In passing by the grate, her frock being of calico, caught fire. The child rushed into the street, which no doubt, increased the flame; and notwithstanding the laudable exertions of a neighbor (who was severly burnt in endeavoring to extinquish the flame) she could not be saved, although every attention was afterwards paid to her distressing condition.
What renders this circumstance peculiarly afflicting, is that both the father and mother are absent on a visit to Lancaster, Penn.
This is the 8th or 9th victim to this terrible calamity in Kittanning. We would suggest that all small children be dressed in flannel, as cold weather approaches and fires become necessary. - Columbian


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Lester Salisbury

Warren Evening Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania) May 22, 1908

Lester, aged 2 years, son of Mrs. J. Salisbury, was killed Monday by a freight engine on the Valley road, in front of the family home at Johnetta, near Kittanning. A sad feature of the accident was the fact that the child's grandmother, Mrs. Helmick, saw his danger and tried to reach him, but the engine struck the infant just as she was reaching out her hands to drag him from the track.


Mrs. Anna Semmens

Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) January 2, 1929, Page 1

Mrs. Anna Semmens Laid at Rest at this Place

The remains of Mrs. Annie Smmens, aged 71, a former Kittanning resident who died at the home of her son, T. P. Semmens in Milwaukee arrived in this place Tuesday morning. Services were held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock in St. Paul's Episcopal church of which the deceased was a faithful member and an earnest worker during her residence here.

Mrs. Semmens who was held in high esteem by friends is survived by the following children:

Mrs. Charles Golden of Buffalo, N.Y.; William Semmens of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. William Watson of Milwaukee; Walter Semmens of Kittanning; T.P. Semmens of Milwaukee; George Semmens of Milwaukee. Interment was in the Kittanning cemetery.


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James Wilson

Warren Evening Mirror (Warren, Pennsylvania) May 9, 1908

Rev. James Wilson, aged 93 years, a retired minister of the Methodist church, died suddenly this week at the home of his daughter in Kittanning.


Corbin W. Wyant

Williamsport Sun Gazette (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
February 23, 1961

Kittanning, Pa. - Corbin W. Wyant, 64, publisher of the Kittanning Leader-Times and president of Simpson's Publishing Co., died unexpectedly early today at his home of a heart ailment. A native of Templeton, Armstrong County, Wyant had served as president of the publishing company since 1935. He was active in local civic and church affairs. Survivors include three sons, James M. and Corbin A. Wyant, both of Kittanning, and John W. Wyant of Florida, and his widow, Velma, Kittanning. Funeral arrangement were incomplete.


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