Crawford County PA Obituaries and Death Notices

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Christopher Bolard

COURIER & RECORD-CONNEAUTVILLE, PA.,
JAN. 11, 1872

Donated by Betty Patterson

SUICIDE-Mr. Christopher Bolard, a well known citizen of this county, residing near Saegertown, hung himself in his barn on Sunday. Deceased had shown symptoms of insanity since last summer, at which time he received a severe sunstroke, and the rash act is attributed to that cause. He was discovered only a short time after leaving the house, but life was extinct.


Mrs. Mary A. Bolard

COURIER & RECORD-CONNEAUTVILLE, PA.,
MAY, 9, 1872

Donated by Betty Patterson

MRS. MARY A., wife of the deceased CHRISTOPHER BOLARD, died Apr. 26, 1872 of paralysis after an illness of but two days near Saegertown aged 58 yrs. 9 mos.


Alfred Thomas Brown

Cochranton Times, Date: July 3, 1930

Submitters Name: Allen Bankson

Obit: Alfred T. Brown, in his 75th year, a life long resident of the community and one of Cochranton's best known citizens, passed away at his home a few minutes before 11 o'clock Saturday morning. He had been in failing health for several months and during the past few weeks his decline was so rapid that his family and friends were aware that his remaining days on earth could be but few. In the last hours of his long and useful life his illness became so severe that death came as a welcome relief.

Mr. Brown was born in East Fairfield township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, in January, 1856. In attending school at Cochranton as a youth he usually walked the distance from the Brown home twice daily. In early manhood, over fifty years ago, he engaged in business in Cochranton and for many years was a successful footware and clothing merchant and dealt in coal and other lines. Retiring from the mercantile business some time ago, his time in recent years was occupied with duties as borough tax collector and justice of the peace. A few years ago ill health caused him to resign these offices and arrange his affairs in readiness for the time of his passing away, which he knew was near.

During the many years that Mr. Brown was a substantial citizen here he always had a desire to see the town improve and its residents prosper, and was ready and willing to assist with any project he believed to be in the best interests of the community. An ardent Republican in politics, he was outspoken and an active worker for the men and policies he supported. He was a member of the M.E. Church and the Cochranton Booster Club, and as school director , tax collector and in other local positions he will be remembered as a good official.

On April 4, 1882, Mr. Brown was united in marriage with Miss Emma Hunter of East Mead township, who with two sons, William H. Brown of Bradford and A. Todd Brown of Swissvale, Pa., survive him. One son, Francis, died in 1912. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister, Homer S. Brown of Noblesville, Ind., John Brown of New Galilee, Pa. and Mrs. J. Seymour Johnson of Guys Mills.

The funeral was held from his late home Monday morning, services being held by his pastor, Rev. Sherman H. Epler, at 10 o'clock. The interment was in Cochranton cemetery, the following assisting as bearers: J.H. Allison, A.W. Gustafson, W.C. Work, J.H. Homan, A.E. Sliter, John A. Dunn.


Emeline Florinda (Hunter) Brown

March, 1934

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: Mrs. Emmeline Hunter Brown, aged 75 years, widow of the late 'Squire Alfred T. Brown, died Wednesday morning [March 7, 1934] at her home in Cochranton, after a brief illness from pneumonia.

Emmeline Hunter was a daughter of A.J. and Sally (Pardee) Hunter, and was born at the old homestead known of late years as Brookside in East Mead township, in June, 1858. In her young womanhood she was a teacher in the public schools, prior to her marriage to Alfred T. Brown, on April 4, 1882. Her husband died June 28, 1930. All her married life of nearly 52 years was spent in Cochranton, and she was well known in that community, having a multitude of friends who will mourn her death. She was a life-long member of the M. E. Church and active in its many departments, always faithful in attendance at services. Mrs. Brown was the mother of three sons, William, of Bradford, Todd, of Pittsburgh, and Francis Brown. The last-named died in Meadville in February, 1912, from the effects of injuries sustained in a football game on Montgomery Field. The two surviving sons are left to mourn the death of a Christian mother and never-failing friend and adviser.

Of the 11 children of the original Hunter family four survive: James S., of East Mead township; John T., of Hayfield township; Mrs. Ella Drake, of Whittier, California, and Miss Mary Hunter, of Cochranton. A brother, Will C. Hunter, former post-master of Meadville, died at his home in Erie, December 28 last, and a niece, Mrs. John T. Williams, was fatally injured in an auto accident in Meadville on January 30.

The funeral of Mrs. Brown will be held from the home Friday [March 9, 1934] at 3 P.M., with interment in the Cochranton cemetery.


Francis Ray Brown

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Date: Feb., 1912

Obit: Francis Ray Brown, whose illness has been frequently noted in these columns, passed peacefully away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday [Feb. 18, 1912] at Spencer Hospital [in Meadville]. The young man was brought to the hospital on Saturday, Dec. 30 [1911], and underwent an operation on that day. At first it was expected that he would recover, but all hope was abandoned several days ago and the ralatives calmly awaited the end.

Deceased was born at Cochranton, Christmas night [Dec. 26], 1890, and was the third son of Alfred T. and Emma Hunter Brown. He grew to manhood in his native town, attended the public schools, and graduated from the Cochranton High School. In the Autumn of 1910 he entered the Preparatory School of Allegheny College to fit himself for admission to State College. He was progressing rapidly as a student when the condition of his health caused him to give up his studies and he returned to his home on Thanksgiving Day [Nov. 30, 1911]. One month later he came to Spencer Hospital.

Francis Ray Brown was a young man of exceptional promise, and the old adage, "Death loves a shining mark," seems particularly appropriate in connection with his demise. He was an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church and Sunday School of Cochranton, and a Christian youth who was earnest and sincere in his work for the Master. His death falls with crushing effect upon the family, and deep sympathy is extended to them in the hour of their great sorrow and bereavement. With the bereaved parents are left two brothers - William, an electrician located at State College, and Todd, employed by the Westinghouse Company of Pittsburgh. There are many other relatives in this City and Crawford County.

The remains were removed from the hospital to the rooms of Funeral Director Floyd R. Fleming and preparred for burial. The body was taken to Cochranton in the evening and the funeral services will be held at the bereaved home at 2 p.m. Tuesday [Feb. 20, 1912].


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Robert F. Connell

Date: Sept. 1, 1963

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: Robert F. Connell, 49, of Titusville, RD 2, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Titusville Hospital where he had been a patient for one day.

Mr. Connell was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Titusville, the son of John M. and Lillian R. McGinnett Connell. He married Elizabeth C. Cadwallader Dec. 26, 1936, at Ripley, N.Y.

Mr. Connell had been self-employed for the past several years as a refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist.

He was past president of the Titusville Coin Club, member of the Oil Creek Coin Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his wife and three sisters, Mrs. Myron (Lillian) Cadwallader, Miss Nell Connell, and Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, all of Titusville. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be conducted this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the E.A. Peterson Funeral Home with the Rev. Merlin L. Conrad, pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, officiating. Private interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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The family has requested that friends please omit flowers.


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Elizabeth (nee Scofield) Platt Howarth

Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Pittsburg Gazette, February 10, 1871

HOWARTH -- Monday, February 6th. ELIZABETH, WIFE OF James Howarth, of Spartansburg, Crawford County, PA. Funeral from the Union Depot TO-DAY, 10th inst., on the arrival of the Allegheny Valley train, at 6:25 AM The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.


Ella Rosalie Eggert Hunter

Contributed by Allen Bankson

The Meadville Tribune, Nov. 21, 1975

Obit: Mrs. Ella Rosalie Hunter, 90, of RD 1, Meadville, died at her home at 6:45 pm Thursday, Nov. 20, 1975, after an illness of three weeks. She had resided in Meadville 63 years.

Born in Centralia, Wis., on Nov. 9, 1885, she was a daughter of Frederick and Albertina Marquardt Eggert. She married William H. Hunter. Mrs. Hunter was a member of Stone United Methodist Church and of Kiser Hill Grange.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William (Marguerite) Giddings and Mrs. Robert (Harriet) Eckart, both of Meadville; three sons, William, Paul and Richard, all of Meadville; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Louise) Burdick of Chicago; two brothers, Paul Eggert and Albert Eggert, both of Westfield, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Byham-McBride Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ralph Kilburn, assistant pastor of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Kiser Hill Cemetery.


Jesse William Hunter

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: Jesse W. Hunter, who was associated with First National Bank for 47 years, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 1972, at City Hospital after a long illness. He had been a patient at Mead Nursing Home for two years.

Mr. Hunter, 84, who resided at 326 Prospect St., retired in 1956 from First National Bank where he was an auditor.

Mr. Hunter was born on Dec. 15, 1887, in East Mead Township, a son of James S. and Lena K. Knorr Hunter. He married Geraldine Drake who died in 1948. Mr. Hunter was a 50-year member of Stone United Methodist Church and was a former member of the board of incorporators of Greendale Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Marian) Shady of Meadville; a son, James F. Hunter of Meadville; a sister, Mrs. Theodore (Hazel) Smith of Meadville; two brothers, Fred C. and Charles C., both of Meadville; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Friends may call at the Charles R. Hatheway Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. Arthur M. Crawford, pastor of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Greendale Cemetery.


Gen. Henry Hurst

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
June 11 1823 Page 3

Died on Sunday the 20th May, after a short illness, Gen. Henry Hurst, of Meadville, late member of the Senate of Pennsylvania from that district.


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Flora Luella Pardee Kitchen

Date: 1958

Contributed by  Allen Bankson

Obit: Descendant of pioneer Meadville area residents, Mrs. Flora Pardee Kitchen, eighty-five, of 902 W. 7th [St., Erie, Pa.], died Saturday morning in the Presbyterian Home in Cambridge Springs.

Mrs. Kitchen was the daughter of the late John Henry Pardee and Julia Ann Homan. They came from Connecticut to Crawford county about 1820 and settled on land which had been a post-Revolutionary War grant from the Holland Land Co. It was called "Lawntop" and situated near Frenchtown.

Mrs. Kitchen was a graduate of the State Normal school at Clarion, Pa., and later married John F. Kitchen, a tool designer at the General Electric Co. He died Nov. 12, 1958.

During her ea[r]lier years she had been active in activities of the Parent-Teachers association and the Erie Safety Council. She was past president of the City Council of the PTA.

Mrs. Kitchen lived in Erie for a number of years. She was a member of the Daughters of American Colonists and the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.

She is sirvived by three daughters, Mrs. J.K. Godillot , Erie; Miss Martha Kitchen, of North Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. Edward P. Engle, Pala, Calif.; two grandchildren, John P. Godillot of Philadelphia, Pa.; David G. Engle, of Pala, Calif.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Schaal Funeral Home, 550 W. 9th [St., Erie, Pa.], and attend services there at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. A. Ray Cartlidge, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenanct, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Pa.


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Dr. Wm. Magaw

The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
June 3 1829

Died at Meadville, Pa. On the 1st of May, Dr. Wm. Magaw, formerly of Franklin county, Pa., aged about 89 years. He was a patriot of the Revolution, and served as Surgeon in the Pennsylvania Line, during the whole of the war, with great credit to himself, an advantage to the service.


Isabelle Jane (Hunter) Maloney

March, 1926

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: Mrs. Isabelle Maloney, aged 78 years, a sister of Mrs. A.T. Brown, of Cochranton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.W. Dain, in Meadville Monday evening [March 15, 1926].

Mrs. Maloney was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hunter, of East Mead township. Her husband, Orville Maloney, died nineteen year[s] ago and she is survived by nine of their ten children, Mrs. Wilbur J. Dennington and Mrs. John J. Williams, East Mead township; Mrs. James Mumford, Fairfield township; Mrs. Ceylon Perry, of Edinboro; Mrs. Jessie Huber, Hayfield township; Miss Gertrude Maloney, of Coraopolis; Orville Maloney, of Venango township; Mrs. B.W. Dain and Alfred Maloney, both of Meadville; also by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Frank Little and Miss Mary Hunter, of Woodcock township; Mrs. Alfred T. Brown, of Cochranton; Mrs. Ella Drake, [and] Mrs. Frank Mossinger, of Whittier, Calif.; James Hunter, of East Mead township; John T. Hunter, of Hayfield township; Will C. Hunter, of Meadville.


Ralph Marlin

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania September 13, 1826

Died at the house of Maj. Joshua Marlin in Indiana, on the 21st ult. his brother Ralph Marlin, Esq., formerly an eminent attorney at Meadville, Crawford county, Pennsylvania


Mr. McBride

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

September 8, 1824

Meadville, Pa., Aug. 26

Fatal Accident

The horses in the Pittsburgh Stage, on Saturday morning last, while descending a hill, about 4 miles from this place, took fright, from the appearance of a cow with a board tied to her horns, suddenly turned off the road, and upset the stage, by which one of the passengers unfortunately lost his life. The name of the deceased, we learn, was M'Bride, a hatter by trade, and recently from the state of Ohio. He survived the accident but a short period. No blame can attach to the driver. - Messenger.


Archibald M'Elroy

Star and Republican Banner (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
January 16 1837

Death by Drowning. A young man named Archibald M'Elroy, a student in Allegany College, at Meadville, Pa., was drowned in a dam on French Creek, near that place, on the 31st ult. He had been skating, with a number of his companions, but at the moment of the accident was considerably in the rear of the rest of the company, when slipping into an air hole, he sunk into the water to rise no more in life. The body was recovered from the water on the following day. The young man was the son of a deceased Methodist Clergyman, late of Columbus, Ohio, and leaves a widowed mother to mourn his early fate.


Bernice McGinnett

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Newspaper: Titusville Herald

Date: Dec. 30, 1961

Obit: Miss Bernice McGinnett, 85, of 114 N. Monroe St. died at 1:35 a.m. yesterday in Titusville Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 20 days. She was born Sept. 10, 1876, at Gresham, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Looney McGinnett.

She was employed by lawyer Samuel Grumbine for 25 years, then later employed by the Second National Bank for 31 years, prior to her retiring in 1949. She was a life member of the Titusville First Methodist Church and she was financial secretary-treasurer of the Methodist Church for 25 years. She was a charter member of the YWCA and she was secretary-treasurer and director of the Phoenix Oil and Land Co. for 50 years.

She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the E.A. Peterson Funeral Home and attend the service there at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. W. George Thornton, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Kerr Hill Cemetery in Gresham.


Mary Looney McGinnett

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Date: Dec. 8, 1916

Obit: Mrs. Mary McGinnett, widow of Andrew McGinnett, died at her late residence, 114 North Monroe Street [Titusville], last evening [Dec. 7, 1916] at 9:40 o'clock. Mrs. McGinnett was in her eighty-fifth year, having been born in Ashtabula, O., Aug. 28, 1832.

Mrs. McGinnett received an injury by falling in August, 1913, which had practically confined her in her bed since that time. She was a most patient sufferer and seldom ever spoke of her suffering in the presence of her devoted daughters, whose chief joy seemed to be in ministering to their invalid mother.

She was a lifelong Christian, spending most of her active Christian life in the Methodist Episcopal church, for many years being identified with the First Methodist Episcopal church of this city. Her's [sic] was a quiet and unobtrusive life, but one whose sincere goodness was felt by all with whom she came in contact.

Her husband preceded her thirty years ago, having died Feb. 25, 1886. She leaves to mourn her loss the following daughters: Mrs. J.M. Connell and Mrs. H.C. Galtman of this city, the Misses Belle, Mae and Bernice at home, one son, L.S. McGinnett at home and Miss Lucile Dillinger, a granddaughter who also makes her home at the McGinnett residence. Twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

The funeral arrangements had not been completed last evening, but will be announced later.


Hon. Jesse Moore

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
January 5  1825

Died At Meadville, On Tuesday the 21st ult. , the Hon. Jesse Moore, President of the sixth Judicial District of Pennsylvania in the 59th year of his age.



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Jesse Pardee

Date: Jan., 1888

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: The venerable Jesse Pardee, whose illness has been referred to, in these columns, frequently of late, passed peacefully away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Fowler, No. 1034 Water Street [Meadville, Pa.], at 8:15 Monday morning [Jan. 9, 1888]. The cause of death was congestion of the lungs, complicated with asthma, and his sufferings continued several weeks, the disease assuming an alarming form on Thursday last, and taxing the strength of the sufferer until death finally came as a friend. He was called away after a life of unusual longevity - 85 years, 9 months, and 21 days.

Jess Pardee was born at Southington, Hartford County, Conn., March 16, 1802, and was the son of Daniel Pardee, a Revolutionary soldier. He passed his boyhood on his father's farm, bearing his share of the burdens laid upon the backs of those who follow agricultural pusuits. In February, 1820, young Jesse, being at that time a youth of not quite 18 years, determined to leave home and join his elder brother, Captain Daniel Pardee, who was living near Meadville. Jesse left home on the 22d of February, of the year above indicated, and traveled the entire distance from Southington to Meadville, on foot. He took his first glimpse of Meadville on the 13th of March, 1820, and in due time found his brother. The young adventurer knew no such word as fail, and all the hardships of pioneer life were encountered manfully. He purchased land in Mead township, and with no tool save his ax, and no capital except a never-ending stock of pluck, he set to work to establish a home. Those who live in pleasant houses, surrounded by all the modern conveniences of the present day, can form but little idea of the struggles experienced by the fathers of our Country, who paved the way to civilization, seventy years ago. Their lot was indeed hard, and naught but a stout heart and a determination to make the lives of their children better, could have withstood the many severe trials.

In the year 1822 Mr. Pardee married Miss Elizabeth Stainbrook. She was the daughter of a pioneer, and of sturdy German ancestry. The union, which was prosperous and happy, was broken, on March 28, 1846, by the death of Mrs. Pardee, she leaving her husband with ten children, the youngest an infant daughter. Mr. Pardee remained a widower, and the young members of his family were carefully looked after. He lived to see all married and comfortably settled in life, and his grandshildren and great-grandchildren are numbered by the score.

Sixty-eight years of life, spent in one community, enables a man of keen observation and retentive memory to acquire a vast amount of knowledge. Such was the case with the subject of our sketch. He kept pace with all the issues of the day, and was never known to shirk any duty which he could perform for the benefit of humanity. He will ever be remembered as a kind neighbor and friend, and by his children as an indulgent father.

In early life he was a Democrat, but when the Republican party was formed and the anti-slavery and war issues came before the people, he joined the new party, and ever afterward was a sincere and consistent supporter of its principles. He belonged to no church or religious denomination, but had a firm belief in the existence and power of a Supreme Ruler, and that He never places on His creatures a greater burden than they can bear.

Our aged friend was willing and anxious to pass away from the trials of this life. A few weeks ago, in conversation with the writer (his nephew) he said: "Why should I desire to live? Your father and all my other brothers, as well as my sisters, have long since departed for the other world, and I am left a dry and barren tree. I have been permitted to live a long time, am now ready for the sickle of the grim reaper. Death cannot come too soon. I long to be with those whom I loved in other days."

Of Mr. Pardee's ten children, six are living, as follows: Mrs. Sarah Hunter and John H. Pardee, Mead township; Mrs. Susan Johnson, Wayne township; Mrs. Emma Fouler, Meadville; Mrs. Esther Southwick, Buffalo, Mo.; Mrs. Elizabeth Girard, Aspen, Col.

The funeral services were held at Pine Grove M.E. Church, six miles east of the city, this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Interment in Kiser Hill Cemetery.


Florence (nee Danner) Platt

Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Crawford Journal, October 28, 1897

BRITTON RUN

Died, Sunday, October 24, 1897, after a short illness, Mrs. Florence Platt, wife of Alfred Platt, aged 36 years. She leaves four children. Deceased was a good Christian woman and a loving wife and mother.


James A. Platt

Contributed by Kathie Marynik

Tribune Republican, March 2, 1932

Death of James A. Platt

James A. Platt, aged 83 years, died Monday at his home in Spartansburg, succumbing to a stroke of apoplexy suffered two weeks ago. Mr. Platt was born at Britton Run, Sparta township, March 4, 1849. For many years, he was in charge of a farm at Britton Run, retiring about 10 years ago and making Spartansburg his home. His wife died two years ago, and his health began to fail immediately following the bereavement. Mr. Platt was a man of strict integrity in his dealings with his fellow men, and his friends were limited only to the number of his acquaintances. Rev. R. B. Wadesworth, pastor of the Spartansburg M.E. Church, will conduct funeral services at the home at 2 PM Thursday. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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Mary M. Robinson

Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 9, 1963

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Obit: TITUSVILLE, Sept. 9 - Services for Mrs. Mary M. Robinson, widow of the Rev. L.V. Robinson of California, Pa., will be tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Theodore W. Kuhns Funeral Home here.

Mrs. Robinson, 86, died yesterday [Sept. 8, 1963] in the Fieldmore Springs Rest Home, Titusville.

Surviving are three sons, Charles W., of Philadelphia, Duane, of Elyria, Ohio, and the Rev. Ralph S. Robinson, pastor of the Duquesne Methodist Church until coming here a few months ago; a duaghter, Mrs. Thelma Lamb, of Jefferson, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.

Burial will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Howe Cemetery, California, Pa.


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Miss Hannah Scott

Star and Republican Banner (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
February 19 1833

Died on the 25th ult., near Meadville, Crawford county, Pa., Miss Hannah Scott, (formerly of this county), aged about 65 years.


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Emma Adele Maloney Williams

Contributed by Allen Bankson

Date: Feb. 1, 1934

Obit: Injuries received when struck by an automobile Tuesday night [Jan. 30, 1934] caused the death of Mrs. John L. Williams, 54 [sic], of 843 Liberty Street [Meadville], at Meadville City Hospital at 4:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon [Jan. 31, 1934]. She had not regained consciousness since the accident.

Mrs. Williams was struck by a car operated by Stanley McCollough, of Saegertown, early in the evening and was taken to the hospital where her condition was considered critical throughout the night and Wednesday.. She sustained severe injuries to the head, chest and right arm.

It was indicated from the office of Coroner W.E. Byham last night that a decision as to whether an inquest into the accident would be held would be announced today. McCollough was not held.

The death of Mrs. Williams will be mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Orville Maloney, Sr., and was born at the old homestead in East Mead township, near Wayland. She attended public school at Wayland and graduated from Edinboro State Normal School.

Prior to her marriage to John L. Williams, she taught school at Wilmerding and New Castle. She was exceptionally well known by a large number of friends in Meadville. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Mrs. Ivan Virtue, of Guys Mills; John J., Jr., Ellwood, and Miss Clare Williams, all of Meadville; four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Jessie Huber, of Hayfield township; Mrs. James Mumford, Fairfield township; Mrs. B.W. Dain and Miss Gertrude Maloney, of Meadville; Orville O. Maloney, Jr., of Venango township, and Alfred Maloney, of East Mead township.

The remains were removed to the Waid & Arnold Funeral Home, 424 Walnut Street [Meadville]. Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon [Feb. 2, 1934].


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