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Willie J. Armstrong

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 11, 1892

Died on Saturday, May 7th, 1892, at Rathmel, Pa., Willie J. Armstrong, son of A. S. Armstrong; of consumption, aged 12 years, 8 months and 19 days.  Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Rathmel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Pollard.  Interment in the Prospect cemetery. 

Ida Baley

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:

Miss Ida Baley, aged 55 of Knoxdale.

Clover O. Baughman

The Brookville American (Brookville, Pennsylvania) June 4, 1985

Clover Baughman Rites Wed

Clover O. Baughman, president of the District 6 Sabbath School Association for a quarter of a century, died at his home in Brookville RDJ on Sunday, May 31.  His age was eighty-eight years, ten months, and four days.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 PM at the Donald C. Galbraith Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Elder officiating.  Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.Born in Rose Township July 27, 1895, he was the son of John and Fayetta (Himes) Baughman.  He was married to Lavina A. Schaffner in September 1897.  His wife preceded him in death.A member of the Stanton Methodist Church, Mr. Baughman had served District 6 Sabbath School Association as president for 25 years and was a director of the Patrons Mutual Insurance Company of Indiana for thirty-wo years.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and had been active in numerous civic and community affairs.  He was a farmer all his life.Surviving are seven children:  Mrs. Margaret Kiehl of Brookville RD3; V.J. Baughman of Brookville; Mildred wife of James McAfee of Clairton; and Ruth wife of Lorin Brown of Bladford.Nineteen grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild survive as does one sister, Mrs. Ado Wilson of Buffalo, NY.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Lena Baughman

The Brookville American (Brookville, Pennsylvania)

Lena Baughman

Mrs. Clover Baughman, well-known resident of Brookville RD, died at her home on Monday, November 21, 1955 at the age of 77 years, 5 months, 17 days.

Mrs. Baughman was the daughter of Soloman and Margaret (Kunselman) Schoffner, having been born June 4, 1878, in Munderf.

She was an active member of the Methodist Church.

On September 1, 1897, she was united in marriage with Clover O. Baughman of Stanton, who survives her. She is also survived by her three sons: Victor Jay, Herman Leonard, Peter Ambrose; and four daughters: Mrs. Farrel Keihl, Mrs. Wade Byerly, Mrs. James McAfee, and Mrs. Lorn Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Gertrude Baughman.

Interment was made in the St. Johns Cemetery.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Nellie L. Baughman

Jefferson Democrat  (DuBois, Pennsylvania) September 19, 2007

Nellie L. Baughman, 80, of 213 Irvinedale Road, Warren, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Warren General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Baughman was born September 25, 1926, in Summerville, the daughter of the late Samuel and Laura (Wayland) Brosius. Mrs. Baughman was a 1945 graduate of Summerville High School, and had been employed at G.T.E. Sylvania, for 26 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church, Warren, and loved reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Leo D. Baughman, whom she married on June 26, 1948, at the Summerville United Methodist Church; two daughters, Mrs. David (Brenda) Samuelson and Mrs. Dennis (Linda) Smith, both of Warren; two sons, Craig Baughman and his wife Beverly and Sam Baughman and his wife Nancy, both of Wilmington, NC; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Bucheit and Marie Neisheim; and one brother, James Brosius.

Friends were received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Thursday, September 13, 2007. A funeral service was held at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Warren on Friday with Rev. Duk Hee Han, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the St. John's Cemetery, Summerville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Pennsylvania Ave, E., Warren, PA 16365 or to a charity of choice.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

John Bone

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 25, 1892

Last Sad Rites.

The funeral services of John Bone were held in the M. E. church Thursday afternoon and the seating capacity of the building was not sufficient to accommodate all who desired to remain for the services, and a number were compelled to stand.  Rev. W. P. Murray conducted the services i the church and at the cemetery, the I. O. O. F. performed their ceremony over the earthly remains of the one who had been united with them in the fraternal bonds of "Friendship, Love, and Truth."  The interment took place in the Pleasant Avenue cemetery. 

The floral contributions were beautiful, and were formed in a cross and pillow.  The cross was presented by Will H. Bell, of this place, and the pillow was a token of the esteem and love of a number of DuBois friends of the deceased. 

The mines were all closed to give the men an opportunity to follow the remains of a fellow laborer to their last resting place.

This young man who was so suddenly called upon to try the realities of the vast eternal world, was soon to be married to Miss Emma Lee, of Durham, Washington.

Robert Brady

At the residence of his brother, Hugh Brady, Esq., in Brookville, Jefferson county, of Pulmonary consumption, Robert Brady, aged 52 years. The deceased when nine years of age was afflicted with a disease which caused him the loss of his hearing, consequently his speech. (Sunbury American and Shamokin Journal, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa., Saturday, February 17, 1849 - Transcribed by Tammy Clark)

Peter Burkett

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 11, 1892

Died on Sunday, May 8th, 1892, of chronic myelitis, Peter Burkett, of Horm Settlement, aged 52 years.  Remains were buried in Smith Cemetery, Tuesday.

Peter Burkett of Horm Settlement, died at three o’clock Sunday morning, May 8th.  Mr. Burkett’s death was caused by chronic myelitis, from which he has been a patient sufferer nearly two years.  About four months ago he was confined to his bed where he remained until the messenger of death claimed him.  The funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon and his remains were interred in the Smith cemetery.  A wife, five sons and one daughter, Mrs. Josh. Shirly, survive him. Mr. Burkett was well known in this section having resided in the Horm Settlement nearly thirty years.  He was fifty-two years old.

Lillian Coax

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 15, 1892

Mrs. John Quinlin, nee Lillian Coax, of this place, died at her home in Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, June 8th.  Mrs. Quinlin was well known in Reynoldsville.  She leaves two little girls to mourn the loss of a mother.

Verna Clawson

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 15, 1892

Verna, little daughter of Ross Clawson, who tarried in that home circle 10 months and 2 days, departed this life at 7:00 A. M. Saturday, June 11th, 1892.  The funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. P. Murray, and the little remains were interred in Beulah beside a sister who died several years ago.

John Francis Dacy

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 29, 1892

Boy Drowned.

Last Thursday afternoon Reynoldsville citizens were startled by the announcement that a boy had been drowned in the Sandy Lick near Soldier Run.  John Francis Dacy, son of David Dacy, was the youthful victim.  He, in company with George White, a little lad who makes his home with his grandfather, John Cottle, went to Sandy Lick to paddle around in the water, as they could not swim.  The creek was high at the time and Johnny got into a deeper hole than he had expected to find and the little chap sank beneath the water.  His companion says he came up three times.  The alarm was given and assistance was soon upon the scene but too late to save the boy's life.  After dragging the stream an hour and a half the body was recovered.  The funeral services were held in the Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.  The boy was 10 years old. 

This is another warning to boys who become reckless about playing along the creek, and especially little fellows who cannot swim.

Clara Davis

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 1, 1892

Killed by a Train.

Miss Clara Davis, daughter of Newton Davis, of Knoxdale, this county, was knocked over an embankment by a B. R. & P. R's train at Mill Creek Monday and died from the effects thereof Wednesday morning.  Her left leg was amputated Tuesday morning with hopes of saving her life.  Her remains were taken to the home of her parents and Thursday afternoon were buried in the Presbyterian cemetery near Knoxdale.  Miss Davis was employed as a domestic for a family at Mill Creek and was engaged in washing on Monday when a freight train was seen coming and the family cow was lingering near the railroad.  Miss Davis ran out to drive the cow off the railroad and save the animal's life and by doing so was knocked off the track herself with the results as above stated.

Gerald G. Evans

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 8, 1892

Between the Draw-Heads.

A Reynoldsville Boy Meets Death on the Railroad.

The people of this earth are sure of one thing, and that is death.  When disease enters a home, and after a long struggle, claims an inmate for its victim, then follows deep grief by those who are bereft, but when the icy fingers of death touches the heartstrings, without a moments warning, of one who is in the vigor of young man-hood and who, a few hours before as he left the parental roof, gave the parents no reasons for a thought but that a long life was in store for him.   Is suddenly hurled into the vast eternity, and in the quietness of the early morning hours the parents are called out of bed to hear the awful news that their son is in death's embrace, ah!  what pen can express the anguish of those parents, or can conceive, for a moment, the grief of their hearts, save those who have passed through similar deep, dark valleys in life's journey.  Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Evans, of Reynoldsville, have tasted this cup of sorrow even to its bitterest dregs during the past week.

Gerald G. Evans, conductor of the night crew on the R. & F. C. R. R. was killed in Reynoldsville yard at 3:15 Thursday, morning, June 2nd.   In attempting to make a coupling between the engine and car in some way - it is thought he fell - he was caught between the draw-heads and never a uttered a word afterwards.  One of the brakemen heard his lamp drop and - as is the custom with railroad men when a lamp drops or goes out to run quickly to see what the difficulty is - he ran to the place and saw a heart sickening sight.  A signal was given and the engine moved ahead, but Gerald only moaned two or three times and yielded to the monster death.  The young man was caught between the left breast and his heart was crushed.

His remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Priester Bros. where they were kept until Thursday evening. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. P. Murray.  The funeral was the most largely attempted of any ever held in  Reynoldsville.  About  1,000 people viewed the remains in the church.  The mortal remains of Gerald were deposited beneath the sod of Pleasant Avenue cemetery.  The crew of which he was conductor acted as pall-bearers. 

Beautiful flowers that had been plucked from the parent stem were placed upon the casket, giving their life as a token of the esteem in which the young man was held by his associates.  The cross was presented by the employees of the Company store, the anchor by his crew, and the wreath by his aunt, Mrs. Anna Hendricks. 

Gerald was 23 years old, the eldest son of F. L. Evans.  He had been railroading about four years.  He as a quiet inoffensive young man, having a pleasant word for everyone and paid strict attention to his own business.

A special train was run from DuBois to accommodate the B., R. & P. men who desired to attend the funeral.  This is the first death on the R. & F. C. R. R. since the road was built.

William Divler

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:

William Divler of Brookville

Samuel S. Finefrock

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:

Samuel S. Finefrock, aged 76 of Brookville.

James E. Foulkrod

The Herald (Sharon, Pennsylvania) August 25, 2012

Obituary of James E Foulkrod of Pennsylvania

James E. Foulkrod of Hermitage, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Friday evening, August 24, 2012, after an extended illness. He was 75.

Mr. Foulkrod was born February 23, 1937, in Brookville, Pa., the son of Jessie and Letha Wolf Foulkrod.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962.

James had worked as a surveyor at Taylor Engineering, New Castle.

Jim enjoyed hunting, camping in Tionesta, Pa., and spending time with his family. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

He was the widower of Darlene R. Huntington Foulkrod, whom he married on July 23, 1958. She died recently on July 12, 2012.

He is survived by: His two daughters, Shawn Resele of Sharpsville, and Dana Resele and her husband, John, of Reynolds; his two sons, Mike Foulkrod of Jamestown, and Bob Foulkrod of Mercer; and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Patricia McCoal of Brookville; and three brothers, Raymond Foulkrod of DuBois, Larry Foulkrod of Brookville, and Frank Foulkrod of DuBois.

Donations in his memory may be made to Animal Appeal, c/o Karen Pollock, 321 Jefferson Ave., Sharon, PA 16146

Service: At his request there will be no calling hours or services. Condolences may be made by visiting www.stevensonfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by: Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon

Cremation services provided by the funeral home.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Larry Blair Foulkrod

Larry Foulkrod - Obituary

Larry Blair Foulkrod, 74, of Brookville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Jefferson Manor in Brookville on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Mr. Foulkrod was born in Brookville on December 14, 1940, a son of the late Jesse Edward and Letha Roberta (Wolfe) Foulkrod. Larry married his sweetheart, Sara "Sally" Elizabeth Riggs on January 5, 1961. His beautiful wife of 54 years survives.

Larry grew up in Brookville and was a U.S. Army veteran. Following service to his country, Larry worked for the Brookville Borough where he retired as the maintenance supervisor after 29 years with the Borough. Larry was active in the greater Brookville community. He was a member of the Jefferson County Long Gunners and the Roseville Independent Chapel. Larry was devoted to his church and very involved in building of the new church where he volunteered his skills as an electrician amongst his many other duties. But most of all, his passion was to see the new chapel's kitchen completed and furnished with all of the required necessities.

When not helping his church, Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and "Jasper," the "shared" family dog which he loved. However, his greatest joy was spending precious time with his family; especially, his grandchildren whom he adored and were the sparkle of his eye.

Besides his darling wife Sara, of 54 years, Larry is survived by a son, Scott Blair Foulkrod and his wife, Denise, of Brookville, and two daughters, Connie Nelson and her fiance, Russ Outman of Brookville and Carole Clement and her husband Rick of Erie. Larry is also survived by two brothers and one sister; Raymond Foulkrod and his wife Lee Grace of Sykesville, Frank Foulkrod and his wife Kathleen of DuBois, and Patricia McCool of Brookville. Larry's three grandchildren, whom he loved so dearly are Erik and Ashley Foulkrod and Breanna Nelson. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward Foulkrod. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., in Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 5, at the funeral home and officiated by Pastor Jim Fillhart and co-officiated by Bill Saxman. Mr. Foulkrod will be interred at the Jefferson Cemetery in Brookville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Roseville Independent Chapel Kitchen Fund, 3381 Route 322, Brookville, PA 15825. Online condolences can be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Joan Baughman Grant

Joan Baughman Grant, 77, a resident of the Barnabus Court at the Brevillier Village, died Sunday, November 11, 2007 at the Ball Pavilion.

Born in Brookville on November 23, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Victor Jay and Sara Painter Baughman. She was married for 46 years to Ralph W. Grant, Sr. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Mrs. Grant attended the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant where she had taught Sunday school at one time.

A resident of Erie, Mrs. Grant had worked for a number of places in Erie including the Gertrude Barber Center. She had been employed at Marx Toy Co., Erie Technological Products and the American Tining and Galvanizing Co. She also had worked at Sylvania Company in Brookville.

Mrs. Grant had been a grandparents volunteer for a number of programs including the Gertrude Barber Center and GECAC and also did volunteer work at the Shriners Hospital and the YWCA. She had been a girl scout leader, served on the Erie Housing Board, was an avid reader and Penn State football fan. Mrs. Grant enjoyed doing cross word puzzles.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Mary) Larson of Erie; two sons, Dale J. (wife Becky) Grant and Ralph W. (wife Sonya) Grant Jr., all of Erie; four grandchildren; one brother, Leo "Bud" Baughman of Warren; one sister, Mary Ellen McManigle of Brookville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, David Grant; two grandchildren, Jonathan Dylewski and Timothy Larson II; two sisters, Jean Burns and Louise Neel; and, one brother in infancy, Carl Baughman.

Funeral services were held on November 15 with the Rev. Charles Wertz officiating. Interment will follow in the Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie, 16507.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas


The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 18, 1892

Little son of S. S. Haines, of Rathmel, Pa., aged 3 months and 8 days. Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in the church of God at Rathmel, conducted by Rev. Statler. Remains were interred in the West Liberty cemetery.

Paul Hughes Accidentally Shot and Killed

New Castle News, (New Castle, Pa) Friday November 16, 1911

Brookville, Pa, Nov. 16
Paul Hughes, aged 17 years, was accidentally shot and instantly killed by his father, Einter Hughes, Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened in the woods near new Maysville. The father and son were hunting together.

Harlan D. Jordan

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:

Harlan D. Jordan, aged 50 of Punxsutawney

Barney Lindenmuth

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 15, 1892

Death from an Explosion.

Barney Lindenmuth, who was almost instantly blown into eternity at the fire clay bank at Iowa Mills, on the 4th inst., died from the effects of his injuries on Sunday night June 12th.  He was employed in mining fire clay an a blast having failed to ignite, he was in the act of again setting the fire to the fuse, when the blast went off.  The force of the explosion threw him a distance of about 25 or 30 feet, his body being badly lacerated and bruised.  He suffered terribly for eight days.

Mrs. Thomas McAdoo

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

Found Dead in Bed
Brookville, Pa., Aug. 4.
Mrs. Thomas McAdoo, aged 46, was found dead in bed. Mrs. McAdoo was the largest woman in this section of the country, weighing almost 400 pounds. Apoplexy caused her death.

Joseph Mondorf

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 11, 1892

The body of the man who was drowned at Falls Creek on the 2nd inst., was found last Sunday about five hundred yards below where he went under the logs.  His name was Joseph Mondorf and he was an employee of Degnan & McDonald.

Louise B. Neel Dies at 40 Years

Louise B. Neel, resident of Sigel Star Route, Brookville, died June 21 [1965] at the Brookville Hospital.  She was 40 years, 8 months, and 24 days old at the time of her death.  She was born in Brookville September 27, 1924, daughter of Jay V. and Sara (Painter) Baughman.She was married to J. Mead Neel of Brookville, January 5, 1953.  A member of Zion Methodist Church she is survived by her husband and parents, and only child: Sally, wife of Larry B. Foulkrod of Brookville, and only grand-child. 

The following brothers and sisters also survive: Leo Baughman, Warren; Mary Ellen McManigle, Warren; Jean Burns, Erie; JoAnne Grant, Erie.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Donald C. Galbraith Funeral Home.  Rev. Gale A Jewell will officiate.  Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Friends will be received tonight, Monday, after 7:00 p.m. at the Donald C. Galbraith Funeral Home.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Irvin Linus Newcome

Indiana Evening Gazette (Indiana, Pa) Tuesday February 22, 1938, Pg 2.

Punxsutawney, Feb. 22 Irvin Linus Newcome died in his home here at 1 p.m. Saturday after a long illness.  He was 68 years old. 
The deceased was born in Frostburg, July 31, 1869, a son of George W. and Sarah J. Newcome, July 3, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Bishop, of Rossiter, and the couple moved immediately to the city where he where he made his home until his death.

He attended common school and grew to young manhood while working on the farm which was his home.  Until his health failed him last year, he was regularly employed in this city.  He was a loyal member of the Presbyterian Church, and had many loyal friends who sincerely mourn his death.  Honest, always ready to extend a helping hand, he remained cheerful throughout his long illness.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters, and one son.  Mrs. Munroe White, of near this city; Mrs. Leroy Bell and Lloyd Newcome of this city; eleven grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, Miss Lucy and Mrs. Charles Shoffner, of near North Point, and Dr. William C. Newcome, of Big Run. 

Funeral services were announced for 2 p. m. today in Morrison Funeral Home here, with the Rev. H. C. Humke officiating.  Burial was to follow in Oliveburg Cemetery.

Oran Newcome

Punxsutawney Spirit (Punxsutawney, Pa) Wednesday Tuesday January 16, 1900


Oran Newcome drops dead while eating an apple. 

Oran Newcome, who resides on the Albert Jordan farm in Oliver Township, died suddenly last Saturday evening of heart failure at 37 years.  He had been at the Oliveburg post office in the evening, and appeared to be in good health and spirit.  He went home, and as he passed through the kitchen picked up an apple.  He went down by the stove in another room, and began eating it.  He had only taken two or three bites when his wife noticed his head drop to one side as though he was asleep.  She tried to arouse him, but found he was dead. 
Medical aid was summoned but he was beyond the help of a physician.  The deceased was a son of G. W. Newcome, of Perry township, and a brother of Dr. J. A. Newcome, of Sigel, Dr. W. C. Newcome, of Big Run, and Linus Newcome, of Punxsutawney.  He was a member of C. P. church, and a highly respected citizen.  The funeral took place yesterday at Oliveburg , Rev H. G. Teagarden officiating.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Jordan Newcome

Punxsutawney Spirit (Punxsutawney, Pa) Wednesday April 14, 1897

Death of Sarah Jane Newcome.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Newcome, wife of George W. Newcome, of near Frostburg, died Sunday April 11 at 2 o'clock p.m.  She was buried on Tuesday April 13 at Oliveburg. 
Rev. Teagarden preaching the funeral sermon.  Mrs. Newcome was about 56 years of age when death came and had been a constant sufferer for the past year.
She leaves behind to mourn her loss five sons and three daughters.  Dr. J. A. Newcome, of Sigel, Dr Clark Newcome, of Big Run, and Linus Newcome, of Punxsutawney, the other members of the family still being at home.  The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people and the services were most impressive.
Mrs. Newcome was esteemed by all who knew her, for her gentle disposition and kind bearing.

Dr. William Clark Newcome

Punxsutawney Spirit (Punxsutawney, Pa) Saturday May 29, 1948

Dr. W.C. Newcome, Retired Big Run Physician, died Sunday in his home in Miami, Florida at the age of 80.

Dr. William Clark Newcome, prominent Jefferson County physician for 50 years before his retirement in 1942, died Sunday afternoon in his home in Miami, Florida, of a heart attack at the age of 80 years.
Dr. Newcome, who had been in his usual robust health, had just returned from church services when he was stricken with a heart attack and died within a few minutes.
The body will be brought to Punxsutawney for funeral services, which will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the chapel of the Morrison funeral home on South Gilpin Street.  Rev. Ralph Brooks, of Big Run will officiate and internment will be in the Morningside Cemetery near DuBois.
Dr. Newcome retired January 1, 1942, after serving in the community of Big Run and surrounding area for 50 years as a physician.  He had spent much of his time since in Florida and more than a year ago established permanent residence in Miami.

He was a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society, the Medical Association of Pennsylvania and for many years served as a member of the staff of the Adrian Hospital in Punxsutawney.  He belonged to the local lodge of the B.P.O.E.

Dr. Newcome was born Oct. 9, 1867 in Perry Township, Jefferson County, a son of George Washington Newcome and Sarah (Jordan) Newcome.  He was educated in Western University in Pittsburgh, and was graduated in 1891 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine.  He immediately began the practice of medicine in Big Run and for 50 years, until 1942, served that community.

He was united in marriage to the former Stella Graffius, who died in October, 1940.  On May 2, 1947, he was married to Miss Lyda Winslow Lee in Miami, Florida.
Surviving are his widow and two daughters.  Mrs. J. D. Johnston, of Indiana, and Mrs. J. C. Borah, of Flora, Illinois.  Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

DIES SUDDENLY –  Dr. William J. Newcome, a Punxsutawney dentist the past 16 years, died suddenly in his South Findley St. home here Sunday morning at the age of 42 years. 
Dr. Newcome had been in ill health the past several years.

Punxsutawney Spirit (Punxsutawney, Pa)

Prominent Dentist Here Dies

Dr.  William J. Newcome, prominent Punxsutawney dentist who has been in ill health the past several years, died Sunday morning in is home on South Findley St.  He was 42 years of age.  Multiple sclerosis caused his death. 

News of Dr. Newcome's death, which was unexpected, came as a shock to his many friends in this community. 

He had practiced dentistry in Punxsutawney since his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1937.  His practice the past three years, however, was limited is because of illness.

Dr. Newcome was associated with his father, the late Dr. Craig Newcome, and his brother, Dr. Howard Newcome, until their deaths.

He was a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney, where he was born March 28, 1912 a son of Dr. Craig and Bertha Weiss Newcome.  His father practiced dentistry for more than 50 years.

Dr. Newcome was a member of the English Lutheran Church here and held membership in the Elks, K. of P. Army and Navy Club and the John Jacob Fisher Post of the American Legion.  He served as an officer in the Navy Dental Corps during World War II. 

Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Beers, of Punxsutawney; one son, Daniel; two daughters, Penny and Jo Ellen, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Amos, of Gary, Ind.

Friends will be received in the Morrison Funeral Home, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  The Rev. E. F. Oney, pastor of the English Lutheran Church here, will officiate and interment will be in the family plot in Frostburg Cemetery.

James Painter

The Brookville American (Brookville, Pennsylvania)

James Monroe Painter, old time Brookville resident, died at his home on Jefferson Street, Sunday, September 3, 1950, at 2:30 PM, of a coronary occlusion. Born April 16, 1875 he was 75 years and four months old at the time of his death.

The son of Joseph and Sarah (Huffman) Painter, he was married to Mary McIntosh of Brookville and to this union three children were born all of whom survive.  Sara, wife of Jay Baughman, James and Mary McNeil, all of Brookville. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Painter was a retired gas field worker, having been employed by FC Deemer over a period of 23 years from 1921 to 1944. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, September 5, 1950, from Reitz Funeral Home with Rev. Edw. P. Ingersoll officiating. Interment was in Reynoldsville Cemetery.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Mary McIntosh Painter

The Brookville American (Brookville, Pennsylvania)

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 5, for Mary McIntosh Painter, of Jefferson Street, who died at the home of her sister Katherine Lyons, in Butler Street, Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 2, 1950. Born January 17, 1875, she was 75 years and 2 months at the time of her death.

A daughter of Alexander and Jean (Patterson) McIntosh, she was born in Edinboro, Scotland, coming to America in the late 1890’s. On December 26, 1901, she was united in marriage with James M. Painter of Iowa Station, who survives her.  Three children were born of the union all of whom survive. Sara, wife of Jay Baughman, James and Mary McNeil, all of Brookville. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held from Reitz Funeral Home at 2 PM with Rev. Edward P. Ingersoll, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in Reynoldsville Cemetery.

Translation Provided By:  Louis Dolton,Topeka, Kansas

Mrs. Margaret Sedler

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  May 11, 1892

Died on Monday, May 9th, 1892, Margaret Sedler, wife of John Sedler, aged 73 years. 

Mrs. Margaret Sedler, wife of John Sedler, the tailor, died at her home on Jackson street, Monday, May 9, 1892, at 5:00 p.m.  Mrs. Sedler was a victim of the “grip” about one year ago, from which she never fully recovered.  On Monday, May 2nd, she was compelled, through illness, to go to bed where she remained until Thursday when she got out of bed, there being no one near, and in walking around fell down stairs.  From that time she grew worse.

The subject of this notice was born in County Bern, Switzerland, in 1819, and was, therefore, in her 73rd year in life’s journey.  Mr. Sedler and wife came to America in 1865.  They moved to Reynoldsville about 16 years ago.  The old gentleman is now left alone in the world, no children ever having gathered around their hearth-stone.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. P. Murray.  The remains were interred in the Beulah cemetery.

Harry Shaner

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 8, 1892

Harry Shaner Dead.

Harry Shaner died at 10 o'clock last evening.  He had been sick for about 10 days.   A stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of his death.  He was a young unmarried man and has been an employee of the tannery for a number of years.  Arrangements for the funeral have not been made yet, but it will likely occur tomorrow afternoon.

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 15, 1892

The remains of Henry Shaner, who died Tuesday night, were buried in Beulah cemetery Friday afternoon.  The services were held a the house, conducted by Revs. W. P. Murray and J. H. Jelbert.  The I.O.O.F. and O.U.A.M. turned out, he being a member of both lodges.  The floral contributions from the O.U.A.M. and employees of the tannery were very pretty.  The funeral was largely attended.  Henry was 27 years old and unmarried.

Lizzie Sheasley

The Star, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County PA  June 8, 1892

SHEASLEY, On Wednesday, June 1st, 1892, of diphtheria, Lizzie, daughter of Jas. Sheasley Jr. aged 5 years, 9 months and 18 days.  Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Derr Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Remains were buried in Baptist cemetery.

Mrs. William Stewat

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:

Mrs. William Stewat, aged 35 of Punxsutawney

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