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La Rux (Hildinger) Baird


Mrs. Thomas Baird

One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in Portsmouth in months was that of Mrs. Thomas Baird, wife of a trusted employee of the Portsmouth Steel company, at Hempstead hospital Sunday morning.

Troubled with quincy recently, Mrs. Baird thought to avoid a recurrence and to that end determined to have her tonsils removed.

Kissing her children goodbye at 8 o'clock, she smilingly entered an automobile accompanied by her husband and ____ _____ in what was to prove a ride to her death, for two hours later she was a corpse, sleeping away while under the anaesthia , her heart failing before the operation could proceed. The pathetic death, moved the doctors and nurses to tears and relatives and friends upon learning of it were shocked beyond measure.

Mrs. La Rux Hildinger Baird was born in Du Bois, Pa., April 11, 1886. She was one of two children of John J. and Jennie Hildinger. Her mother dying when she was yet a small girl. Her father John J. Hildinger was a prominent citizen and merchant of McKeesport, Pa., and died from injuries received in an automobile accident last July near Bedford, Pa., when a machine in which he was riding skidded and killed five of the 8 passengers in the car.

Mrs. Baird was a graduate of the McKeesport, Pa., High school and for some years was quite active in church and social life in that city.

On the 5th day of June 1907 she was united in marriage to Thomas Baird as a result of their school day courtship. To them were born two children both of whom survive, Thomas Douglas, age six, and John J., age five. About four years ago they moved from McKeesport to this city and have since lived in their own home at 1923 Grandview avenue. She is also survived by her sister, Miss Virginia Hildinger who since the death of her father and since this last July has been making her home here. Virginia is now the only surviving member of that once happy family.

The deceased was a member of Manly M. E. church of this city. She was a kind and obliging sister, a loving and dutiful wife, and a fond and affectionate mother. Mrs. Baird was a splendid type of Christian womanhood. The family certainly has the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of bereavement.

Short funeral services will be held at the residence this evening at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Gilliland of the Manly M. E. church will officiate. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at the home of an uncle, Mr. Edward Farr at Du Bois, Pa. Interment will then be in the family lot at Du Bois, where now peacefully sleep both her father and mother.

Source: The Portsmouth Daily Times (Ohio)
Date: 26 Oct 1914
Submitted by: Teresa Wilson Rogers

Alex Bumbarger

Submitters Name: Barb

Newspaper: The Clearfield Progress Wednesday Morning, November 5, 1930, page 4


By Rebecca Evans

Alex Bumbarger, who died on Friday morning, was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orr Young, at Woodland, to prepare for the burial and will be buried at Dale's on Monday.


Israel Corp

New Castle News, (New Castle, Pa) Friday January 5, 1912
Confined to Bed For Thirty-Two Years
Brookville, jan. 5
Israel Corp, aged 55, is dead at his home at Home Camp. Thirty-two years ago, Mr. Corp was caught under a falling tree and his back was broken. Since that time he had been confined to his bed, being unable to move a muscle below the waist. Physical powers, which had enabled him to survive for so many years, attracted wide attention among medical experts.


Son of Mr. Dixon

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, December 3, 1828
Clearfield, Oct. 24.
It becomes our painful duty to record an appalling instance of the death, by fire, of a little boy aged about 6 years, the son of Mr. Dixon of Bradford township, who had been living with Mr. Robert Collins, of this place.
On Wednesday morning last, some carpenters being at work about 150 yards from the residence of Mr. Collins had in consequence of the coldness of the morning, kindled a fire of chips at the place, and this little boy having wandered there, they on leaving it to take breakfast, endeavored to send him home but without effect, and in their absence, being dressed in a cotton frock, his clothes by some means came in contact with the fire, and awful to relate, before he was discovered, were almost entirely burnt off his back! The place at which he caught fire being in a thinly settled part of the town and the citizens being generally at breakfast, he had ran, enveloped in flames, until he had nearly reached Mr. Collins' door before he was discovered. The appearance he exhibited at this time, is past description, a few remnants of his clothes hanging about his neck still burning, and his back completely fried into a state of crispness. Medical aid was immediately called in but without avail; about 3 o'clock P.M. after suffering for about six hours the most excruciating pain, his spirit left its tortured abode, and winged its way to Him who gave it.

George Dock

DOCK - Died At Clearfield, Pa., August 18th Dr. George Dock, of Harrisburg.

The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, Sept 4, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor. Contributed by Linda Rodriguez

Mrs. Ruth Dodd

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

Mrs. Ruth Dodd, aged 27, DuBois


Edward R. Elder

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

Edward R. Elder of DuBois.


Theodoare Graham

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

Theodoare Graham, DuBois


Ezekial Hewitt

Bedford Gazette (Bedford, Pennsylvania) July 7, 1899

During a quarrel on Monday, J. C. Harman of Dubois, struck Ezekial Hewitt on the head with a two-pound weight, killing him instantly.

John J. Hildinger


John J. Hildinger, Hurt in Auto Accident, Expires at Johnstown

John J. Hildinger, of Mckeesport, formerly of DuBois and well known to many of the older residents, died Sunday morning in the hospital at Johnstown as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred at Somerset, Pa., on the 5th of July. Mr. Hildinger was the fourth to die as the result of this accident, the other victims being James Topley, driver of the car; Dollie Price aged , and Mrs. J. J. Hildinger. Mr. Hildinger's skull was fractured and his death had been expected for some time.

The remains were taken to DuBois at noon Monday on the B. R. & P. flyer and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Fair, of North Jared street, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 o'clock A.M. Interment will be made in the Rumberger cemetery. An escort of the Knights Templar accompanied the body to DuBois from McKeesport and the burial services will be in charge of Bethany Commandery, Knights Templar.

The deceased is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Baird of Ohio, and Miss Virginia at home.

Source: The Clearfield Progress

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 1913

Submitted by Teresa Wilson Rogers

Mrs. Mini Hildinger

Funeral of Auto Collision Victim

The funeral of Mrs. John J. Hildinger, who died from injuries sustained in the wrecking of the Topley car near Stoyestown last Sunday night, from which there were three other victims, was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Bedford, at ten o'clock Friday morning. The body arrived in Bedford Thursdy evening from her home in McKeesport, where funeral services had been held Wednesday evening, and were taken to the church. Among those accompanying the body to Bedford was Mrs. Irene Calderwood, of Tyrone. The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Faus, in the church which she joined at the age of 13 years. Interment in the Bedford cemetery by the side of her father, in the spot which, last Saturday, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. James Topley and Miss Bain, Mrs. Hildinger requested her husband to lay her if death claimed her before him. Her wishes were granted, but the husband continues in a critical condition in the Memorial hospital at Johnstown. Mrs. Hildinger's injuries consisted of a fractured skull, broken arm and several ribs, one of which punctured a lung, caused hemorrhages, and she did not regain consciousness at any period.

Source: The Tyrone Herald (PA)

Date: 16 July 1914

Contributed by Teresa Wilson Rogers


James Kennedy

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

James Kennedy, DuBois


Moses A. Loeb

Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania, 27 Dec 1899

Contributed by Vicki Hartman

George Washington Luzier

Submitters Name: Barb

The Clearfield Progress: Wednesday Evening, May 29, 1940, page 10



WOODLAND-Funeral services for George Luzier, 73, well known resident of this place , who died at his home here at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, wll be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in Egypt Cemetery.

Pemberton K. Luzier

Submitters Name: Barb

The Progress Saturday, June 28, 1952

page 2



Pemberton K. Luzier, 82, of Clearfield R. D. 2 died at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He was born on February 2, 1879, in Bradford Township.

He is survived by his wife, Cora Luzier, one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Condon, Olanta, and one son, Ivan, Clearfield R.D., one brother, Thomas Luzier, Bigler, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Monday from the Nicholson Funeral Home with the Rev. W.N. Woods officiating. Interment will be in the Goshen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening, Sunday and until time of services Monday.


Mrs. Mary E. (Livergood) Mencer

Submitters Name: Barb

The Clearfield Progress: Thursday Evening, May 28, 1931, page 7


Mary E. Mencer, well-known resident of Bradford Township, died at the home of her son, Charles, in Shiloh on Wednesday night. May 27, at 6:30 o'clock. For the past four weeks Mrs. Mencer has been a sufferer from dropsy, which was the cause of her death: She was aged 76 years.

The deceased is survived by one son, Charles, her husband having preceded her to the grave 10 years ago. One brother, Ed Livergood of Woodland, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Leonardson of Faunce and Mrs. Amanda Barger of Akron, Ohio, also survive.

Funeral services will be held from the Shiloh Church on Saturday afternoon, May 30. The party will leave the Mencer house at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. Wissinger of Bigler and Rev. Dennis Smith of Woodland will be in charge. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery.

William Mencer

Submitters Name: Barb

The Clearfield Progress: The Clearfield Progress

Monday Evening, April 20, 1931


Mrs. Daniel Mencer and Mrs. Charles Mencer and family, attended the funeral of their son and brother. William Mencer at Philipsburg last Tuesday. Interment at the Fairview Cemetery.

J. Orvis Miller

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

The following deaths were reported in towns nearby this week:

J. Orvis Miller of DuBois.

Mrs. Jacob Moose

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

Deaths Reported In Places Nearby

Mrs. Jacob Moose, Luthersville. (LUTHERSBURG?)


Mrs. Ada (Carr) Shoff

The Clearfield Progress Tuesday Evening, August 13, 1918

Submitters Name: Barb



Mrs. Ada Shoff, wife of W.F.Shoff, of Patton, who had been seriously ill for some time, died Monday morning, August 12th, 1918 at 12:30 o'clock. She was brought to the Clearfield hospital five weeks ago for treatment and when they learned her condition was incurable she was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs.P.S. Richner, where everything was made as pleasant as could be for her in her last days. The friends of Mrs. Shoff will be sorry to learn of her death. She has lived a good christian life and was ready to meet her Master and Savior. She was a member of the M.E.Church at Patton and also a member of the Patriotic Order of America and D. of P. order at Patton. She has a host of friends and relatives to mourn her death.

She was the daughter of William and Mary Jane Carr, and was born March 10, 1859, her age being 59 years, 5 months and 2 days. She is survived by her husband W.F. Shoff, and the following brothers; M.P Carr, of Clearfield; E.G. Carr, of Cleveland, Ohio, and W.A. Carr, of Maryland, also one sister, Mary A. Richner, of Clearfield. Funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of P.S. Richner. Interment at the Centre cemetery. F.B. Leary funeral director.


Contributed by Judy Roberts

Gertrude Kyler, born Boggs, Clearfield, PA, 1871; Died Bigler, Clearfield, PA., 29 July 1951.
Daughter of John W. Kyler (1823-1902) and Sophia Shirley (1825-1907).
Married Walter R. Shugert in 1904. NOTE: The obit has an 's' on their surname. It does not belong there: Shugert. This information was so hard to find, that I thought it should be shared.
-- Judy Roberts

The Progress, Clearfield, Pa., Monday, July 30, 1951, Page 7.
BIGLER--Mrs. Gertrude Kyler Shugerts, wife of Walter R. Shugerts, died at her home here Saturday evening following a long illness.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mildred Shugerts, Bigler and Muriell Shugerts and James M. Shugerts, of Harrisburg. Mrs. Shugert was the last member of her immediate family.
Funeral services will be held from the Leavy Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 with the Rev. Homer A. Smith officiating. Internment will be in the Bigler Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday afternoon and eveing and until time of services on Tuesday.

Mrs. A.M. Stoffer
RECENT DEATHS - Contributed by Donald Buncie
Mrs. A.M. Stoffer, of Smiths Mills, Clearfield county, died at the home of her son, Joseph Krise, of Armagh, on Monday at midnight, ages 63 years. The deceased was twice married but both of her husbands are dead. These three children survive: John and Joseph Krise, of Armagh, and Mrs. Julia Ream, of Wehrum. Interment will be made today at Oak Grove, Clearfield county.

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