Obituaries Connected to Luzerne County


William Thomas
Death Index: Thomas--In Wilkes-Barre, May 17, 1931, William Thomas, 2 weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Thomas, 8 Carbon lane of complications. Parents and brothers and sisters Alice, Louise, Joseph, and Regina survive. Funeral this afternoon at 2:30 with burial at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 18, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Leonard Schmidt
Death Index: Schmidt--In Mercy hospital, June 7, 1931, Leonard Schmidt, 3 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. august Schmidt, 344 East Grove street, Nanticoke, of comoplications. Parents and three brothers survive. Funeral this afternoon at 2 with burial at Nanticoke cemetery. NMother was former Ena Keller of Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, June 8, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Joan Coffay
Death Index: Coffay--At Miners Mills, June 12, 1931, Mary Joan Coffay, 2 months, of pneumonia. Surviving are father, William Coffay, mother, formerly Miss Catherine Hoffman, two sisters, Nancy and Corinne, brother, William. Funeral this afternoon at 2. Burial, St. Mary's cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, June 13, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Gibbons
Death Index: Gibbons--At Upper Pittston, June 26, 1931, William Gibbons, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gibbons. Funeral from home of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cawley, 10 Barnum street, Upper Pittston, this afternoon at 2:30 with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, June 27, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Florence Gillis
Death Index: Gillis--At Mercy hospital, June 28, 1931, Florence Gillis, 16 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gillis, 602 Wilkes-Barre street, Breslau, of pneumonia. Parents, two brothers, Eugene and Francis and sister Theresa survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 29, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Preston School Teacher Dies (B.V. McGowan)
Miss B. V. McGowan Served Hanover Township for Many Years
Miss B. V. McGowan, highly esteemed resident of 245 South Main street, Preston, Hanover township, and one of the best known school teachers of the township, died in Hazleton State hospital yesterday morning [April 30, 1931] of complications. Miss McGowan, a conscientious and efficient teacher, had taught many persons who since have become prominent in the township and elsewhere, and was beloved by past and present students. When word of her death was received yesterday, flags on the schools of the township were lowered to half mast. She had always been devoted to her profession and on many occasions spent extra hours with individuals or groups to help them keep pace with the rest of the class. It was only at the insistence of her physician that she left her classes at Preston school six weeks ago that she might rest and build up her health. Her death was unexpected.

Miss McGowan was born in Michigan and came to Preston as a young girl. She recieved her early education in the schools of Hanover township and later was graduated from Wyoming seminary. She was made a teacher in Hanover township when there were but three buildings in the district. Her advice was valued highly by school officials, particularly in matters regarding the fifth and sixth grades, which she taught until she became ill.

Deceased was active in social and civic affairs. She was a member of St. Charles's church, Sugar Notch and was president of its Altar and Rosary society, president of L.C.B.A., president of St. Charles's Sodality, grand regent of Catholic Daughters and a member of Hanover township teachers' federation, affiliated with American Federation of Labor. She leaves her sisters, Mrs. Thomas Harrigan of this city, Mrs. William Smith of this city, Mrs. M. F. McDonald of Hanover township, Mrs. John Talbot of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Frank Gaughan of Hazleton, and a brother, John McGowan of Preston, Ashley yardmaster for Central Railroad of New Jersey. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 from her late home with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Charles's church, Sugar Notch at 9:30. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 3.
Submitted by Claire Moran

A.F. and Lottie Eckenrode
The double funeral of A.F. Eckenrode and his daughter Lottie, former residents of this city who died at the home of Mr. Eckenrode's daughter, Mrs. Helen Hamm, 108 Park Avenue, Binghamton, N.Y., was held on Wednesday morning [April 29, 1931] with a requiem high mass in St. John's church, Binghamton, with Rev. Father Scanlon as the celebrant. Among the large attendance at the services were many local relatives. There was a profusion of flowers which attested the esteem in which Mr. Eckenrode and his daughter were held. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, Johnson City. [Lottie Eckenrode died on April 25, 1931; A. F. Eckenrode died on April 27, 1931.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Miles Smith
Mrs. Miles Smith, well known Berwick resident, died at her home there on Wednesday night [April 29, 1931] following an illness of pneumonia. Among her survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Claude Wells of Kingston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Faith Benning Riemensnyder
Mrs. Faith Benning Riemensnyder, 50, of 26 Monroe Street, died yesterday morning [April 30, 1931] in General Hospital following an illness of complications. She had been a patient in the hospital since April 17. Mrs. Rinmensnyder (sic) was a devout member of Parish Street M. E. church and was active in McKinley Council, Daughters of America. Surviving are her husband, Fred Riemensnyder, one daughter, Faith; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Benning; two brothers Baltimore and Edward of Wilkes-Barre, and one sister Ruth of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Hattie Wills
Word received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Hattie Wills, 74, of Pittsburgh, which occured at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. Truesdale in Pittsburgh following an illness of complications. Mrs. Wills was well known in this city having been the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roughsedge, early residents of Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. J. Turesdale, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Yeisley of Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. John T. Smith of Forty Fort. The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Yeisley, 796 South Main street, city [Wilkes-Barre], at a time to be announced later.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

August Lehm
August Lehm, aged 70, died at his home, 65 West Maple street, on Wednesday night [April 29, 1931] following an illness of complications. Deceased was born in Stalberg, Germany but had lived here for many years. He was employed as a lace weaver. He has no survivors. The funeral will probably be held from Klein's funeral parlors, 70 East South street.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Paul M. Derby
The funeral of Paul M. Derby, 33, former resident of this city, who died suddenly at Chester on Saturday, [April 25, 1931], will be held from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Mary Norris Shoemaker, 188 Academy street, on Friday afternoon at 2 with brief services in charge of Rev. William H. Sugden, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church. Interment will be at Forty Fort cemetery. Deceased was a World war veteran and served as regimental supply seargeant of 347th Field Artillery from 1915 to 1919. American Legion Post 132 will honor the deceased with a military funeral and will furnish the firing squad and buglers. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna L. Derby, two daughters, Mary 7, and Katherine, 3, and a brother George of Indiana.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Pauline Wasilko
Mrs. Pauline Wasilko, 53, died on Wednesday night [April 29, 1931] at her home, 131 Lynwood avenue, Lynwood, Hanover township, following a long illness of complications. She is survived by the following children, John, Julia, Anna, and Helen. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 from the home. Services will be conducted in St. John's church, Edwardsville. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes
Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes, 69, died of complications at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matthew Stribaugh, 22 West Linden street, last evening [April 30, 1931]. Mrs. Oakes was born in White Haven but had lived in this city the last fifteen years. She was a member of St. Luke's Reformed chruch. Surviving are her children, Daniel and Arthur, of Towanda, Walter of Exeter, Summerfield at home, Mrs. Matthew Stribaugh, with whom she lived, Elizabeth of Philadelphia, and Mabel of Pottstown. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 with services at which Rev. Horace A. Shiffer will officiate.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas Grimes
Thomas Grimes, 83, employed for fifty-seven years by the Hudson Coal Co. as a stationary engineer, died of general debility at his home, 46 Oak street, Hudson, yesterday morning [April 30, 1931]. Mr. Grimes was born at Manchester, England, on January 1, 1848, and came to this country in 1869, locating at Schaghticoke, N.Y., where he lived until October, 1874, when he moved to Hudson. He worked at the old Mill Creek slope until it was abandoned and was then transferred to Delaware colliery where he worked until about a year ago. He was a member of Veteran Engineers' association and Hudson P.M. church. Surviving are his widow, three children, Charles of Illinois, Ralph and Mrs. John Gettinger of Hudson, a sister Hannah in England, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren here. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon with services in Hudson P.M. church in charge of Rev. John Magee. Burial will be in the family plot in Hollenback cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the home until Saturday afternoon at 2. [A picture accompanied the obituary].
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Charles Dies
Edward Charles, 46, well known and highly respected resident of this city [Nanticoke], died at his home 349 East Church street, yesterday morning [April 30, 1931]. He was born in England and had resided in Nanticoke for twenty years where he enjoyed the acquaintance of a wide circle of friends. He was a member of Primitive Methodist church and Nanticoke Lodge of Odd Fellows. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank, Mrs. Albert Hayes, Mrs. Julia Eyers, and Mrs. Richard Thomas, all of England. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 with services at the house and in Primitive Medhodist church. Rev. P. Scholes will officiate. Interment will be in Nanticoke cemetery.
Published in the Nanticoke News Section of the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Claimed by Death (Mrs. Catherine Pawlowski)
Mrs. Catherine Pawlowski, 70, well known and highly respected resident of Honey Pot, died on Wednesday night [April 29, 1931] following an illness of complications. She was born in Poland. She had resided here for fifty years. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, and is survived by the following children: Frank, John, Mrs. John Ucinski, Mrs. Joseph Waskiewicz; also one brother, Marion Chesko, and twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 1, 1931, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Romaszkiewicz
Michael Romaszkiewicz, 45, died at his home at Mountain Top on Thursday night [April 30, 1931] of complications. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Josephine, Stanley, Joseph, Anna, Helen, Martha, Frank, Bertha, and Elizabeter (sic); also his mother, Mrs. Helen Romaszkiewicz, and two brothers, Joseph and Walter of Wilkes-Barre. The funeral will be held on Monday morning in Polish National chruch, Sheridan street, at 9:30. Interment in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Isaac Jones
Mrs. Isaac Jones, 49, died last evenint [May 1, 1931] at 6:30 at her home, 76 Centre avenue, Plymouth, of complications. She is survived by her husband and a son Harry; also the following brothers and sisters: Thomas Jones of Wilkes-Barre, William Jones and Mrs. Thomas Patton of Plymouth, Mrs. Leo Carrall and Mrs. Cassie Clark of Chicago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Carson A. Barnes
Carson A. Barnes, 80, retired farmer, died Wednesday morning at Taylorville. His wife survives him as do his children, Mrs. Lovell Barnes and Jerone Barnes of Endicott, Lloyd Barnes of Grant hill and Maynard Barnes at home; also one granddaughter, Miss Regina Barnes of Mansfield State college. The funeral will be held frm his home Sunday at 1. Burial will be in the village cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. George Hays
Mrs. George Hays died Wednesday [April 29, 1931] at Philadelphia, of complications. Mr[s]. Hays (sic) is a former resident of Wilkes-Barre, the son of Mrs. F. J. Brady, 95 Regent street, city. Mrs. Hays is survived by her husband; a daughter, Marion, a brother, Thomas McGinness, and a sister, Catherine McGinness. The funeral will be in Philadelphia Monday.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Emma Dodson Nicholson
Mrs. Emma Dodson Nicholson, 64, died at her home in Shickshinny yesterday [May 1, 1931] of complications. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucinda (Winans) Dodson and a lifelong member of Methodist Episcopal chruch. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Boyd, Hollywood, Fla.; A. Dodson, Fairmount Springs; Annie, home; Mrs. Sallie E. Brader, Haddonfield, N.J. The fuenral will be held on Monday at 2. Interment in Pine Grove cemetery, Harveyville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Louis William Grohs
Louis William Grohs, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grohs of 58 Regent street, died last night [May 1, 1931] at 7:30 in Nesbitt Memorial hospital of complications. He was a student in the first grade of the Henry Hoyt school. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother Thomas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Vanecsko
Joseph Vanecxko, 70, died of complications at his home, 122 Luzerne avenue, Edwardsville, last evening [May 1, 1931]. He is survived by his widow and a son Stephen. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's Greek Catholic church, Kingston, at 9:30. Burial will be at the church cemetery, Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Eleanor O'Connor
Eleanor O'Connor, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo O'Connor, died at the family home, 277 Academy street, early yesterday morning [May 1, 1931] of complications. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Joseph and Richard.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Schecterly
William Schecterly, estemmed resident of Nescopeck, died suddenly at his home on Thursday morning [April 30, 1931]. He had been in good health and his death was a shock to his many friends. His widow, two sons and five daughters survive. One son Boyd is at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Bridget Mullin
Mrs. Bridget Mullin, formerly of Ashley, died at 106 North Ohio avenue, Atlantic City, N.J., yesterday morning [May 1, 1931] of complications. She had many friends throughout Ashley. Mrs. Mullin, the widow of Festus Mullin, who died fifteen years ago, left Ashley in 1929. Surviving are her children, Mrs. Samuel Blackman, Mrs. James Arlen and Mrs. Frances Conroy, all of Atlantic City, Thomas of Ashley, Edward, Leo, and Joseph at home. The body will be brought to the home of her son Thomas, 83 South Main street, Ashley, from where the funeral will be held on Monday mornning at 9 with a requiem high mass in St. Leo's chruch at 9:30. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's cemetery. The body will arrive today.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Warrick
Mrs. Anna Warrick, 67, died at her home, 111 Ziegler street, Dupont, yesterday morning [May 1, 1931] of complications. She was a member of St. John's Slovak church, Pittston, and Altar and Rosary society. She had lived in this country forty-five years. Surviving are her children, Susan, at home, John of Binghamton, Mrs. Andrew Petrilla of Hughestown, Andrew, borough auditor, eighteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. John's church. Interment will be at the church cemetery, Exeter.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John J. Brazell
The remains of John J. Brazell, former resident of Miners Mills, who died in Philadelphia in January, will be laid to rest in St. May's cemetery, Hanover, this afternoon at 1.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Emma Allen
Mrs. Emma Allen, 74, resident of Plains the last thirteen years, died at the home, 65 South River street, of complications. Born in England, she came to this country forty-seven years ago and lived at Old Forge. She was a member of Old Forge M. E. Church. She leaves her children, William C., ouside foreman at Prospect colliery, Lehigh Valley Coal Co., Mrs. D. H. Jones of Dickson City and William Allen of Pontiac Mich. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 with services in charge of Rev. Howard Harrison, pastor of Plains M. E. church. Interment will be at Marcy cemetery, Duryea. [Obituary does not mention a date of death. The death index published on 5/02/1931 listed date of death as 5/1/1931.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Selden Stanton Gay
Selden Stanton Gay, 50, highly respected resident of Centre Moreland, died in Nesbitt Memorial hospital yesterday morning [May 1, 1931] after an illness of complications following an operation. He was born at Exeter on May 9, 1880, the son of the late Peter S. and Sarah (Stanton) Gay. He moved to Centre Moreland at an early age and engaged in farming on the land he owned at the time of his death. He was of a genial and kindly nature and had many friends. He was a charter member of Council 401, Jr. O.U.A.M of which he was past councilor, and was a charter member of Vernon Grange. He leaves his widow, Mamie Britton Gay, a son Leland at home, a sister, Mrs. Howard Webb, and a nephew, Harold Webb, both of Wyoming. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 with services by Rev. Mr. Munyon, Interment will be at Marsh cemetery, Centre Moreland, with services in charge of Vernon Grange.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter Henry Smink
Walter Henry Smink, aged 2 years and eight months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smink, died of complications at the family home at Chase on Thursday night [April 30, 1931]. The funeral will be held at the home today. The body will be taken to Pitman, former home of the family for burial on Monday.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Miles Pursel
Mrs. Miles Pursel, 59, highly respected resident of Nescopeck, died yesterday [May 1, 1931] in Berwick hospital of complications following an operation. She is survived by her husband and four children.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Matthew Guslusky
Matthew Guslusky, 47, died suddenly at his home, 57 Pulaski street, Kingston, yesterday afternoon [May 1, 1931] at 4:50. He had been a resident of Kingston for 25 years. Surviving are his children, Mrs. Jay Petrowski of Kingston, John of Cincinnati, William, Mary, Anna, Anthony, and Helen at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Labak
William Labak, 65, formerly of Edwardsville, died of complications at Retreat hospital yesterday morning [May 1, 1931]. He was admitted on December 4, 1923. Friends or relatives are asked to communicate with Dr. P. W. Greene, superintendent.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1931, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Plains Woman Dies (Mrs. William Castellani)
Mrs. William Castellani, 100 Maffett street, Plains, died in General hospital at 2:15 yesterday afternoon [May 14, 1931] of complications. Deceased before marriage was Henrietta Zaneroli and was born in Mergozza, Province of Novarra, Itlay. She came to this country at the age of 16, and resided in Jessup until she was married on May 2, 1913. She was highly respected in the community in which she lived. Surviving are her husband, a business man in Plains, and one son Edmund, a senior in Plains high school; also brothers Joseph and Ernest in California; Michael in Italy and sisters Mrs. Camillo Rinaldi and Mrs. Stephen Vitali of Plains. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 3 from the late home. Burial will be in the Independent cemetery, Wyoming.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 15, 1931, Page 40.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Harry H. Beers, 59, Grocer 40 Years, Dies
Harry H. Beers, 59, a member of the firm of D.W. Beers, Inc., and a lifelong resident of this city, died at his home, 453 South Franklin, last night [May 17, 1931] at 9:45 following three months' illness of complications. Mr. Beers was born in this city on March 24, 1872. For the last forty years he had been in business on West Market street. He was a member of First Presbyterian church, the Franklin club, and B.P.O.E. As he traveled along life's pathway he made many friends and held their affectionate esteem by his sterling qualities and by his affable disposition. As one of the city's leading business men for four decades Harry Beers was known and respected by thousands of fellow citizens who as they will sadly note his absence from the daily rounds of community life will miss one who ever had a cheerful, kindly word for those which whom he came in contact. His name is enduringly associated with thought of the substantial business interests of Wilkes-Barre but friends in writing an epitaph in their hearts will deal most fondly with the remembrance of the gentle kindliness of a man of strength and character, feeling that no finer epitaph could be written.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Anna Gotthold of this city, his children, Leonard, associated with the Woolworth Co. in Pittsburgh, Mrs. E. C. Bahnmiller of this city and Robert at home, a grandson Robert Kerrel Beers, and his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Jennie Reynolds of Philadelphia, B. F. Beers, Mrs. Harry Hirsch, Mrs. Charles Stinson, Mrs. Harvey Rose, Mrs. Alfred Rinehard, and Miss Lottie Briggs.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 18, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Josephine Barbera
Mrs. Josephine Barbera, wife of Joseph Barbera, 35, of 1909 Scarborough avenue, Sullivan Park, Exeter, died last evening [May 24, 1931] in Pittston hospital following an operation. Mrs. Barbera had been a patient at the hospital since May 21. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Angelina and Lena; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maceino; two brothers, Peter and Ludwig, and two sisters, Angelina an Frances of Italy, and one sister Mrs. Angelo Salvatrica of Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John A. Delaney
John A. Delaney, 50, highly respected resident of 15 Robert street, Alden Station, died yesterday morning at his home after a few days' illness of complications. The deceased, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Delaney, was a valued and trusted employee of People's Street Railway Co. for twenty years and was widely known and admiired for his charity, kindness, and courtesy. He was a member of St. Francis' church and its Holy Name society. He is survived by his sisters, Mary , Bridget, Kathryn, a teacher at Newport township high school, Mrs. L. L. Nash of Kingston, two brothers, Michael at home and William of this city, a niece and two nephews, Alice, William and Robert Delaney. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Francis' church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Cynthia Alexander
Mrs. Cynthia Alexander, 85, esteemed resident of Nanticoke, died of complications at the home of her son, Philip, 53 West Main street, last evening [May 24, 1931] at 6. She was born in Towanda on April 1, 1846, but lived in Nanticoke for the last fifty-seven years. She was a member of First Presbyterian church. Surviving are her children, Mark of Nanticoke, Mason of Los Angeles, Ca., Fred, Mae and Philip, a sister, Mrs. Elmer Briggs, of Saco, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 from her late home. Interment will be at Newport Cenere cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Witkoski
Joseph Witkoski, 45, of 133 South Empire street, city, died in Bellevue hospital, New York, on Saturday afternoon [May 23, 1931] following an illness of complications. He leaves his widow, Anna, and children.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Frank Gillus
Frank Gillus, 50, died at his home, 66 Main street, Wanamie, on Saturday morning [May 23, 1931] after two weeks' illness of complications. Born in Lithuania, Mr. Gillus came to this country more than twenty-five years ago. He was a miner for many years. At the time of his death he was employed by Newport township. He was a member of St. Mary's church of Wanamie, Holy Name society, S.L.R.K. lodge of America, and U.M. W. of A. He leaves his widow, Augusta, and a daughter Anna at home. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 8:15 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Reilley
Edward Reilley, an employee of D. and H. Railroad Co. for the last thirteen years, died of complications at his home, 314 Scott street, on Saturday afternoon [May 23, 1931]. He was born at Hawley but had lived in this vicinity for twenty years. He was a member of Holy Savior church, Holy Name society, Brothrhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Lodge 256, and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his widow, two brothers, Frank and Michael, a sister, Mrs. Louis Dougherty, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Reilley, all of Hawley. The funeral will be held this morning at 9, following which the body will be taken to Hawley where further services will be held. Interment will be at Hawley.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Dolores Roche
Dolores Roche, 14 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roche, died at the family home, 56 Perkins street, Plains, last evening [May 24, 1931] at 5 following two weeks' illness of complications. Besides the parents she is survived by her brothers and sisters, Mary, a student nurse at General hospital, Charlotte, James, Winifred, Thomas and Betty. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 with interment at Sacred Heart cemetery, Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Mitchell
Mrs. Mary Mitchell, 58, wife of William B. Mitchell of 39 Swallow street, Pittston, died Saturday night [May 23, 1931] following a brief illness of complications. Few of Mrs. Mitchell's friends were aware of her serious illness and news of her death will be a shock to them. Mrs. Mitchell was a woman of amiable disposition and strong Christian character. For many years, the family resided in Avoca but for the last few years the family homestead has been in Pittston. She was a member of Langcliffe Presbyterian church, Avoca, and the various women's societies thereof. Besides her husband she is survived by five sons, Robert, of Pittston, captain of Eagle hose company drill team; Kenneth, foreman of Pittston Gazette Printery; Fred at home; John of New York City, and James at home; also her father James Murdock of Pittston; one brother and two sisters, William Murdock of New York; Mrs. William T. Smith of Pittston, and Mrs. Argus Howell of Avoca and a grandson, Harold Mitchell. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Services will be held at the home by Rev. A. D. Behrends, pastor of Langcliffe Presbyterian church. Burial will be in West Pittston cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 25, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Daniel Francis
Mrs. Daniel Francis, 64, of 181 South Maple avenue, Kingston, died on Wednesday night [May 27, 1931] at 7:30 at the home of her son, Dr. T. Harris Francis, at Lancaster, following an illness of complications. She was visiting at the home of her son when stricken ill. Mrs. Francis had resided in Kingston for ten years and previously had lived for many years in Parsons. She was well known and respected in both commmunities. She was a member of Parsons Baptist church and Queen Ester Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, two children, Mrs. L. W. Ruedelhuber of Parsons, and Dr. T. Harris Francis of Lancaster; two sisters and seven brothers also survive, Mrs. Johh D. Reese of Parsons, Mrs. E. Claire Jones of Lancaster, John Harris of Parsons, Phillip Harris and Hayes Harris of Wyoming, Garfield Harris of St. Louis, Mo., William Harris of Forty Fort, Richard Webb of Philadelphia and Evan Jenkins of Parsons. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 from the late home in Kingston. Rev. E. Parke Brown, pastor of Parsons Baptist church will officiate. Queen Ester Chapter, O. E. S. will also conduct services at the thome. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ernest Cunningham
The funeral of Ernest Cunningham, twenty-two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cunningham, who died in Homeopathic hospital on Wednesday evening [May 27, 1931] after an illness of complications, will be held from the family home, 45 Cinderella street, this afternoon at 2:30 with interment at Oaklawn cemetery. Besides the parents his sisters survive, Elizabeth, aged 13, Mary Jane, 11, Shirley and Ruth, 8.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William E. Grier
William E. Grier, 62, died suddenly at his home, 627 Wyoming avenue, West Pittston, last night [May 28, 1931] after suffering a hemorrhage. He was born at West Pittston the son of the late Thomas and Letitia (Farrar) Grier. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal church and for the last sixteen years had been employed by Hitchner Biscuit Co. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Minnie Rosencrance Grier, a daughter Eleanor, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Conrad.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Augusta Roskie
Mrs. Augusta Roskie, died of pneumonia at her home, 133 Williams street, Plains, yesterday morning [May 28, 1931]. She was a member of Sacred Heart church and Altar and Rosary society. Surviving are her children, Lena and Frank at home, Mrs. Peter Wonsavage of Plains and Mrs. A. W. Rudolh of this city. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in Sacred Heart church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Josephine Kluck
Mrs. Josephine Kluck, 51, died of complications at her home, 121 Second street, Dupont, yesterday morning [May 28, 1931]. She was a resident of Dupont for twenty-five years. She leaves her children, Walter, Helen, Effie, Mrs. Anna Twardowski, Mrs. William Ritzil, all of Dupont, and Mrs. Edward Kupeck of Avoca.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Fred M. Gregory
Following a lingering illness of complications, Fred M. Gregory, 64, of Cambra, died at Nanticoke State hospital yesterday morning [May 28, 1931].
[This is the complete article.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Dieski
John Dieski, 58, a resident of Plymouth for fifty years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Norman Maholsky, South Main street, Duryea, following a paralytic stroke on Wednesday. He ahd suffered a stroke on Thursday, May 14, at his Plymouth home and was taken to his daughter's residence. His daughter is the only survivor. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 from the Maholsky residence with further services in St. Mary's National church at 4:30. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
[Date of death not clear; Death index indicates date of death as May 27, 1931.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ephraim Brown
Ephraim Brown, 58, esteemed resident of Foote avenue, Duryea, died of complications at Mill City on Wednesday morning [May 27,1931]. Born in England, he came to this country with his parents as a young man. He had lived at Duryea for more than forty-one years. Surviving are his widow and children, Mrs. William Tucker and Mrs. Arch Hollenback of Lymanville, Mrs. George Sowden of Old Forge, Mrs. James Tisdel of Duryea, Mrs. Benjamin Carey of Old Forge, Miss Alice Brown of Tunkhannock, William, James, and Clyde, eighteen grandchildren and his brothers and sisters, George Brown of Duryea, Miss Charlotte Brown, Mrs. George Honeywell, Mrs. Joseph Christ, and John Johns, all of this city. The body has been taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Tisdell, Foote avenue, Duryea, from where the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2, Rev. B. R. Hanton, pastor of Brick M. E. church, officiating. Interment will be at Marcy cemetery, Duryea.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rose Paolucci
Rose Paolucci, 18, of Jessup, yesterday [May 28, 1931] committed suicide by shooting herself in the heart with a pistol of German make owned by her father, Alex Paolucci. She was one of twelve children. State police, Lackawanna county detectives and borough police investigated. No motive was given.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, May 29, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Francis J. McCanna, Fruit Grower, Dies
Francis J. McCanna, 59, well known Pittston fruit grower, died yesterday morning [May 29, 1931] at 8 at the family home, 34 Mill street, Pittston, after a long illness. Mr. McCanna was stricken ill last October. His condition grew gradually worse and three weeks ago he submitted to an operation at Nesbitt hospital. For a time he showed improvement, but he suffered a relapse and last Sunday was removed to his home. Deceased was a lifelong resident of Pittston. He was born on July 13, 1872, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McCanna, pioneer residents of George street section.

Mr. McCanna was graduated from Wyoming Seminary School of Business. He served in the Spanish-American war and saw service in Porto Rico (sic) and Cuba as a member of the Signal Corps. He was a member of Pittston Camp 17, Spanish War Veterans, and was commander of Fort Pittston Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as a letter carrier under the late Postmaster Theodore Hart and was elected to serve his ward as a member of the select council and was president of the upper branch of the councilmanic body for a term. Mr. McCanna also was employed as a clerk in the office of the county register of wills. He was a member of St. John's church and Holy Name society.

Besides his widow, who was formerly Miss Mary Cosgrove of Duryea, he leaves the following children: Francis, Jr., James, Joseph, Aloysius, Mary and Regina. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 8:30. A solemn requiem mass will be sung at 9 in St. John's church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. Of late Mr. McCanna devoted his attention to his fruit and vegetable farms at Orange and Lagrange. Mr. McCanna was a expert swimmer and spent much time and effort to recover bodies of drowning victims of may drowning accidents. All veterans of Spanish-American and World wars are asked to attend the funeral services.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 30, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Avoca Woman Dies (Mrs. Margaret Duffy)
Mrs. Margaret Duffy, 51, of 720 South Street, Avoca, died at 7:30 last night [May 31, 1931] in Taylor hospital following several weeks illness of complications. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Boone, a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Bailey of Orlando, Fla.; and the following brothers and sisters: George, James, Harry, Joseph, Frank and Charles Boone of Avoca; Ralph, U.S. Navy; Mrs. John O'Brien of Stroudsburg and Mrs. T. J. Chalfonte of Santa Barbara Cal. The body was removed to the home, from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 3 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church at 98:30. Interment in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 1, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Tony Chiavacco
ONE HILLED, TWO HURT WHEN CAR TURNS OVER
Tony Chiavacco, 26, of 295 Parsons street, Hughestown, was instantly killed and his two companions, Gino Chiavacco, 19, a cousin, residing at 70 Railroad street, Pittston, and Peter Daley 17, of 12 Griffith street, Hughestown, were injured at 12:30 this morning [June 4, 1931] when the roadster in which they were riding went off the road and overturned on Sullivan trail, near the old Castle brewery, Exeter borough. Tony Chiavacco suffered a fracture of the skull and other injuries. Gino Chiavacco had his lower right arm fractured and received laceratons of the right hand and left eye. Daley suffered slight lacerations, bruises and brush burns. The last two are in the Pittston hsopital.

The men were returning from a dance in West Ransom and as they went around the sharp curve near the brewery lights from another automobile blinded Gino Chiavacca, who was driving. Daley was thrown from the car and the others were caught under the machine. Edward Hoban and Paul Godwin, who were following the Chiavacco car, rushed Tony to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Frank Conway, Frank Walsh and Edward Paul took the other men to the hospital.

Tony Chiavacco is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chiavacco, a sister Nicea, two brothers, Dino and Bruno. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, June 4, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Child Dies of Measles (Ruth Ester Pritchard)
Ruth Ester, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pritchard of 192 Chapel street, died at the family home at 8:45 last night [June 5, 1931] following a week's illness of measles. She is survived by her parents and one sister Louise. Mrs. Pritchard is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Davis of Glen Lyon. Private funeral services will be held at 4 this afternoon with interment in Denison cemetery.
[Note: no location noted usually means Wilkes-Barre, PA. There is a Chapel Street in the East End section of Wilkes-Barre and in Luzerne PA]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, June 6, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Vincent Peter Stooks
NANTICOKE MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MURDERED
Discounting the theory that Vincent Peter Stooks, 51, former resident of Nanticoke, may have been the victim of a hit and run driver, Bethlehem police are inclined to believe Stooks, whose body was found on a lonely road at the entrance to a cemetery at Fountain Hill, a suburb of Bethlehem, was murdered during or after a holdup. Though the dead man's neck was broken by a blow from a blunt instrument and there was a two-inch diagonal cut over the left eye and a bruise on the left forehead, there was no blood spots near the body and no evidence of a struggle. These facts led police to believe Stooks was killed elsewhere and taken to the lonely spot in an automobile. This theory is strengthened in that his coat was bulled around his neck and his shirt was drawn around his chest, possible evidence the dead man was carried a short distance.

He left Nanticoke several years ago. In 1906 he was a member of DeReszke Singing society. The body was removed yesterday afternoon to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lillian Dobrowolski, 154 East Broad street, Nanticoke, from where the funeral will be held this morning with private services. Interment will be at Holy Trinity cemetery. Besides Mrs. Dobrowolski, deceased leaves another sister, Mrs. Anna Tuzinski, 150 Hanover street, Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 8, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Stroski
BOY WOUNDED IN HAND DIES OF LOCKJAW
Blank Cartridge Claims Its First 1931 Victim When Treatment is Delayed
Lockjaw claimed its first 1931 victim yesterday afternoon [June 16, 1931] at 5:45 when John Stroski, 14, of 35 Nugent street, Pringle, died in General hospital. The boy's mother, Mrs. Harry Stroski, died in the same institution six week ago. The boy shot himself between second and third fingers of the right hand while discharging blank cartridges in front of his home last Thursday night. Seriousness of the boy's would was not realized until early yesterday morning, when a physician was summoned. The boy was admitted to General hospital yesterday morning at 4:35. Tetanus anti-toxin was administered. The victim was a student in eighth grade of Pringle borough schools. He leaves his father, Harry Stroski, and three sisters, Mrs. George Koval of Swoyerville; Mrs. Stephen Wasek, of Edwardsville, and Mary at home. His mother was buried on April 27.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, June 17, 1931, Pages 17.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Bernard Hayden
MAN FATALLY HURT
Driver Suffers Head Injuries When Car Goes Over Bank Into River
Injuries Cause Driver's Death: Injuries suffered on Saturday night when his automobile went over a thirty-foot embankment and into Susquehanna river at Great Bend caused the death yesterday afternoon [June 16, 1931] at 2:30 in Barnes Memorial hospital at Susquehanna of Bernard Hayden, 26, of Plymouth. Hayden was driving from Liberty N.Y., to his Plymouth home when the accident occurred. He suffered head concussion and scalp lacerations and failed to regain consciousness.

The young man came from Ireland four years ago and made his home with his sister, Mrs. John Kelly, 321 West Main street, Plymouth. The body ws taken to the sister's home last night. Hayden was a member of Plymouth council, Knights of Columbus and Holy Name society of St. Vincent's church. He leaves his father, Thomas Hayden of Ireland, and two brothers, Michael in Ireland, Prof. James Hayden of Dublin University, Ireland, and a half brother, Thomas Hanley and sisters, Mrs. J. Farrell, Mrs. P. Farrell of Ireland, Mrs. Edward Young of Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. John Kelly of Plymouth.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, June 17, 1931, Pages 17 and continued on Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stephen Wyda
Death Index: Wyda--In Wilkes-Barre, July 23, 1931, Stephen Wyda, 6 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wyda, 431 Blackman street, of complications. Surviving are parents and brothers and sisters, Helen, Anna, Sophia, George, Jr. and Edward. Funeral Saturday afternoon. Maple Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 24, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Tillie Dorothy Hojnowski
Death Index: Hojnowski--At Edewardsville, July 26, 1931, Tillie Dorothy Hojnowski, 10 months, daughter of Alex and Edith March Hojnowski, of complications. Surviving are parents and brothers and sisters, Ethel, Helen, Mary, Joseph, Henry, and Raymond. Funeral this afternoon at 2:30 with services in St. Hedwig's church, Kingston. Rev. Father Grycska officiating. Church cemetery, Larksville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 27, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Baby Girl Craven
Death Index: Craven--At Tunkhannock, August 1, 1931, day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Y. Craven. Surviving are parents, brother Jack, sister Jane Louise, and grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Craven of Wilkes-Barre. Interment was at Rippletown cemetery Saturday afternoon.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, August 3, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edwin Harvey Connell
Edwin Harvey Connell, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Connell of Vine street, Scranton, died in Scranton State hospital yesterday afternoon at 3. While at the summer home of his aunt, Mrs. Fearon B. Bell of this city, in Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, Edwin was taken ill on Tuesday. Yesterday, Dr. Normal White performed an operation and found an intestinal condition more serious than science has been able to overcome. Mrs. Connell was formerly Frances Sickler of this city.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.

Death Index: Connell--In Scranton State hospital, July 30, 1931, Edwin Harvey Connel, aged 10, of intestinal trouble. Mrs. Connell [his mother] was formerly Frances Sickler of this city. [Note: Funeral notice published 8/1/1931 indicated that Edwin was the son of Mr and Mrs. Edwin E. Connell, 1116 Vine Street. Scranton.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Frederick Lampman
Death Index: Lampman--At Kingston, August 4, 1931, Frederick, five-days-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Lampman of 30 Covert street, of cmplications. Surviving are parents and these brothers and sisters: Lewis, George, Isabelle, Helen and Marie.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 5, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Irene Tsemtalis
Death Index: Tsemtalis--In General hospital, August 5, 1931, Irene Tsemtalis, 9 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Tsemtalis, 241 North Washington street, of cholera infantum. Parents and brother John survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, August 6, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Nicholas Fitz, Jr.
Death Index: Fitz--In General hospital, August 18, 1931, Nicholas Fitz, Jr., 1 month, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Fitz, 4 North Columbia avenue, Miners Mills, of complications. Mother, formerly Miss Mary Janov. Funeral Thursday at 9 a.m. with services in St. Mary's G.C. church, North Main street. Church cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 19, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Theresa Duffy
Death Index: Duffy--At Sugar Notch, August 23, 1931, 7:30 p.m., Mary Theresa Duffy, 4 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, rear 672 Main street, complications. Surviving are father and mother, former Elizabeth Halter. Funeral Tuesday afternoon with burial in St. Charles' cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, August 6, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joan Roginsky
Death Index: Roginsky--At Duryea, September 11, 1931, Joan Roginsky, 6 weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Roginsky, 511 Ann street. Surviving are father, mother, formerly Catherine Cossman, and sister Marguerite. Funeral today.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, September 12, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joan Kalac
Death Index: Kalac--At Luzerne, September 12, 1931, Joan Kalac, 7 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kalac, 310 Union street, Luzerne, complications. Parents and several brothers and sisters survive. Funeral this morning at 8:30 with angel mass in Sacred Hart church. St. Ignatius cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 14, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Dora Mildred Schoonover
Death Index: Schoonover--At Bowman's Creek, September 13, 1931, Dora Mildred Schoonover, 9 months, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Dory Schoonover, complications. Parents and sister survive. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Munyon officiating. Centre Moreland cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 14, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joan Kane
Death Index: Kane--In Nanticoke State hospital, September 12, 1931, Joan Kane, 2 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kane, 571 Main street, Sugar Notch. Surviving are parents, brothers and sisters, James, Joseph, Nancy, Leo, Arline and Shirley. Funeral this afternoon at 3. Interment at St. Charles cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 14, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Gurcik
Death Index: Gurcik--At Mountain Top, September 15, 1931, Joseph Gurcik, 2 weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gurcik. Parents and three sisters, Theresa, Betty and Geraldine survive. Funeral this afternoon at 2. St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, Spetember 16, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Kinney Jr.
Death Index: Kinney--In Ashley, September 17, 1931, John Kinney Jr., aged four months, of complications. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kinney of 28 North Main street, Ashley, he is survived by a sister Margaret and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kinney and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradley. Funeral from the Bradley home, 15 Coal street, Ashley, on Saturday afternoon at 2. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery at Ashley.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 18, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Charles Takach, Jr.
Death Index: Takach--At Plains, September 24, 1931, Charles Takach, Jr., 8 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Takach, 317 Maffett street, complications. Surviving are parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Takach of Plains and Mr. and Mr. Michael Shulir of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral on Saturday at 2 with services at home and in St. Mary's Greek Catholic church. Church cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 25, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Francis Vincent Snipas
Death Index: Snipas--At Luzerne, September 24, 1931, Francis Vincent Snipas, infant son of Joseph and Veronica Urban Snipas, 739 North Walnut street, bronchial pneumonia. Parents and brothers and sisters, Rita, Arline, Joseph, John, and Edward survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 25, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Amy Jones Harris
Mrs. Thomas Harris Dead
Mrs. Thomas Harris died at her home 124 Fox street, Taylor, yesterday [March 18, 1931] following an illness of comoplications. Mrs. Harris was the former Miss Amy Jones, daughter of the late John Morgan Jones, former Ashley and Wanamie resident. She is survived by her husband and these children: Amy, Myrtle, Ruth, Harris. A sister Mrs. William Oliver of 18 North Main street Ashley. Her mother Mrs. John Morgan Jones and the following brothers, John Jones, Arthur Jones, Ezra Jones, and Morgan Jones of Wanamie.
Published in the Ashley News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 19, 1931, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Henry Rasmus
FUNERAL OF INFANT: The funeral of Henry, 17 months son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rasmus, will be held from the home of the bereaved parents, West Church street, this afternoon [March 31, 1931] at 2 o'clock. Services will be held in Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Nanticoke News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, Page 23.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Former Resident Dies (John Plant)
John Plant, aged 30, formerly of this city [Nanticoke PA] died yesterday {March 30, 1931] in a Philadelphia hospital, following an illness of pneumonia.
Published in the Nanticoke News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, Page 23.
Submitted by Claire Moran

A. A. Clemens Dead
A. A. Clemens, 142 Carpenter street [Luzerne PA], prominent contractor and builder, died at the family home on Sunday night [March 29, 1931] following six months' illness of compliations. He was a life long resident of Luzerne. He played a part in the development of the west side, contributing to the general appearance of the borough with many of his fine buldings. He took an active part in civic and social function of the town where he was held in high esteem. He wa a member of Kingston F. and A. M., Luzerne Lodge, Jr. O.U.A.M. He is survived by his wife, one stepson, George B. Robbins, Chicago, and one brother, William of Luzerne. The funeral will be held from the late home, Wednesday afternoon at 2. Rev. D. M. Corkwell, pastor of Luzerne Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be in Forty Fort cemetery.
Published in the Luzerne News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas J. Moore Dies
Thomas J. Moore, 60, died yesterday afternoon [March 30, 1931] at his home, 45 East Main street [Plymouth PA] following four days' illness of pneumonia. Deceased had resided in Wilkes-Barre all his life before moving to this town a year ago. He had been employed by the D. & H. Railroad Co. for twenty-five years and worked in the freight yard for eighteen years. He was a member of Plymouth lodge, Knights of Malta and First Church of Christ, Firwood, and D. & H. Veterans' Association. He is survived by his widow, formerly Prudence Edwards of Plymouth, one son John Allen, and a sister, Mrs. Floyd Davis, Wilkes-Barre. A nephew, Thomas F. Davis of Wilkes-Barre, and a niece, Mrs. Edna Evans of Wilkes-Barre also survive. Mrs. Moore is a sister of the late Rev. John P. Edwards, and the late Captain Stanley Edwards of Plymouth. The funeral will beheld from the residence, 45 East Main street at 2 this afternoon with services in charge of Rev. Paul White of First Church of Christ and Rev. C. H. Russell of First Presbyterian church, Plymouth. Interment will be in Shawnee cemetery.
Published in the Plymouth News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Siemianowicz
John Siemianowicz, 55, died at his home 30 Third Street, Larksville, Saturday [March 28, 1931] following an illness of complications. Mr. Siemianowicz has been a resident of Larksville borough for many years and was a man of sterling character and a pleasing dispoisiton He is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. Martin Naresky, Benjamin and Josephine Siemianowicz at home. The funeral will be held this morning at 9 from the famly home with a requiem high mass to be solemnized at 9:30 in St. John's church. Interment will be in parish cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Plymouth News Section Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 31, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Camp Accident Victim To Be Buried Today (Bradley Koons)
Funeral services for Bradley Koons, boy scout, who suffered a fatal injury in diving at Camp Acahela on Saturday, [June 27, 1931] will be held in Grace Episcopal church this morning at 11 by Rev. Ralph Weatherley rector. Koons had beena member of Wyoming Valley council, Boy Scouts, since April 1928. Eagle scouts who will serve as pall bearers: Ross Clark, Jr. Bud Uhl, Robert Higgs, Elwood Swingle, Donald Davis, Richard Johns, Ralph Davis, Davis Eavenson and Newell Wismer. Floral tributes will be carried by fellow scouts. Interment will be in Tamaqua cemetery.
Note: Complete obituary could not be found in the Wilkes-Barre Record.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Francis Searfoss
Francis Searfoss, 62, Laurel Runn Borough, died yesterday afternoon [June 30, 1931] at 4:40 at his home at Oliver's Mills following several weeks illness of complications. Deceased had resided in Laurel Run fifty two years. For forty-ning years he was employed by Dupont Powder Co., retiring on a pension two months ago. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal church, city, St. Stephen's Men's club, Antracite council, 487, Jr. O. U. A. M. and was treasurer of Dupont Community club. Surviving are the following children: Bertha, Norine, Ruth, Mrs. Edgar Berger, Delbert, and Louis, all at home, and Lester of Jersey City; three brothers, William, Harry, and Ralph; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Edwards and Mrs. Lawrence Wilkie, all of Wilkes-Barre. Four grandchildren, Ruth, John, Gerald and Norman Berger.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Garfield Transue
Garfield Transue, former resident of this city and Noxen, died at his home in Boston, Mass., on June 26 [1931] when he suffered a heart attack. He is survived by his widow, a son Robert, daughter Grace, his brothers and sister, Irvin, Frank and Edward of Kingston, Albert and George of this city, Arthur of Lehighton, William of New Jersey, Hillard of Boston, and Mrs. Mae Smith of Binhghamton, N.Y. The funeral was held from the home of his wife's parents in Elizabeth, N.J. on Sunday. Burial was at Elizabeth. His brothers and their families from this vicinity all attended.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Reto
Mrs. Mary Reto, 80, resident of Maltby for thirty years, died of complications at her home, 42 Park avenue, Maltby, on Monday night [June 29, 1931] following a short illness. Surviving are her children, Mrs. John Salata and Andrew Reto of Maltby, Mrs. William Graboski of Larksville, Helen, at home, Mrs. Stephen Karetis and Sam Bruno, Cal.; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in Holy Trinity church, Maltby, at 9:30. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Note: Maltby was one of the villlages which combined to create Swoyerville in 1899. Maltby continued to reference the northern portion of Swoyerville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Felicia Wontierski
Felicia Wontierski, 22, Nanticoke high school graduate, class of 1928,died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wontierski, Dewey Park, Nanticoke, last evening [June 30, 1931] following several months illness of complications. She was a member of Holy Trinity church and Z.T. lodge. Besides her parents she leaves her brothers and sisters, Stanley, Eugene, Theorore (sic), Thodosia, Olive and Eleanor. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in Holy Trinity church.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Annie J. Leonard
Annie J. Leonard, resident of East End for many years, died of complications at the home of her sister, Mary Leonard, 83 Maxwell street, yesterday morning. She was a member of Holy Savior church and its societies. Surviving are her brothers and sisters, Mary and James B. Leonard of East End, Elizabeth and Hugh Leonard in Ireland, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 8:30 with a solemn high mass of requiem in Holy Savior church at 9. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. L. A. Kelly Dies
Mrs. Lawrence A. Kelly of 151 Broad street [Pittston], died yesterday afternoon [June 30, 1931] following two months illness. Deceased was one of the best known young women of the community and news of her death was received with sorrow. Born and reared in this city she was a daughter of Alderman and Mrs. Thomas S. Loftus. She was a member of St. John's church and the Altar and Rosary socitey and took a lively interest in church activities. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Kelly who is proprietor of Kelly Hardware Co., she taught for several years in the schools of the city. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mary Louise, her parents, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Charles A. McGuire, wife of the well known dentist; Joseph A., Thomas G. and Grace Loftus.
Published in the Pittston News, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Page 25
Submitted by Claire Moran

Moosic Tax Collector Drowned In Canada (James G. Hailstone)
James G. Hailstone, 49, of 700 Main street, Moosic, was drowned late yesterday afternoon [July 8, 1931] while fishing at Bater Sea, near Kingston, Canada. According to reports received of the mishap, Hailstone, with William O'Brien and John Mills of Scranton, was fishing from a boat when the craft capsized. Mr. Hailstone was serving his fourth term as tax collector of the borough of Moosic. He was born in Moosic and for the last thirty years conducted a general store there. Surviving him are his widow, one son, Thomas A., and a daughter Majorie and his mother, Mrs. Mary Hailstone. The body will be shipped to Binghamton where it will be met this morning by Undertaker Martin of Avoca and taken to the family home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 9, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert
Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert of 513 Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston, widow of Tax Collector Richard E. Gilbert, died on Saturday evening [July 18, 1931] at 11:30 in Pittston hospital of complications. Mrs. Gilbert was born on July 29, 1866, and was the daughter of David Thomas and Sabina Shepherd, early settlers of Pittston. She was a member of Luzerne Avenue Baptist church and its Ladies' Aid Society. She is survivied by three sons, Howard P., of Salem Ohio; Richard E., at home, and Arthur of Canada; also the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Joseph Evans, Allentown; Mrs. Mary Evans, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Sarah Goulding, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Sabina Edwards, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Evans Williams, Nesquehoning; Mrs. Isabel Price, Scranton and David Thomas, Wilkes-Barre. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3. Services will be held at the home with Rev. C. M. Conway, Nanticoke, officiating, assisted by Rev. F. H. Cretser of Luzerne Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be in West Pittston cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Watkin Lloyd
Watkin Lloyd, 64, former school director and lifelong resident of Edwardsville, died in General hospital last night [July 19, 1931] following a week's illness of complications. Mr. Lloyd, who was employed as night watchman at Liberty Silk Throwing mill, Kingston, was a member of I. O. O. F. and Welsh Congreational church of Edwardsville. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Harriet H. Lloyd, and his nieces and nephews, William and James Evans of Pottsville, Mrs. William R. Morgan and Kate Evans Miller of Edwardsville. The body has been taken to the family home, 85 Short street, Edwardsville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mable Bond Piatt
Mrs. Mabel Bond Piatt, 33, of Huntsville, wife of Earl Piatt, died in Homeopathic hospital yesterday afternoon following an operation. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Ellen and Beverly and her mother, Mrs. Ellen Bond of this city, five brothers, Oliver, Charles, Henry, and Webster Bond, all of this city, Minor Bond of White Plains, N.Y., and a sister Mrs. H. D. Unbewust, of this city. Mrs. Piatt, who was a graduate nurse of Homeopathic hospital, was widely known through her activities as a nurse and had a host of friends.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Doris Jennings
Doris Jennings, eighteen months, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings, Stewart street, Hanover townhip, on Friday [July 17, 1931] will be held [funeral] this afternoon at 2 with interment at Fern Knoll cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Elmer Hale
Elmer Hale, 41, of 215 North Washington street, died in Nesbitt Memorial hospital on Saturday night [July 18, 1931]. He is survived by a brother residing at 60 East Market Street.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jacob Schooley
Jacob Schooley, 84, died of complications at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Thompson, 11 South Regent street, Lee Park [Hanover Twp.] on Saturday afternoon [July 18, 1931]. A former resident of Fairmont Springs, he lived at Lee Park for fifteen years. Besides her husband (sic) she (sic) leaves two sons, A. L. Schooley and Ziba Schooley of Lynn. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 with interment at Hanover Green cemetery. Rev. William H. Hunt will officiate.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stanley Werner
Stanley Werner, 55, died at his home, 99 Maffett street, Plains, on Saturday [July 18, 1931] at noon following three weeks' illness of complications. Born in Poland, he lived in this country more than fifty years. He was a member of Polish National Lions, Polish National Alliance, Branch 50; Polish Laborers' Union, and Hudson Beneficial Association. Surviving are his widow and children, Walter, Joseph, Josephine, Leo, Isadore, and Stanley, Jr., and his sister and brothers, Mrs. Mary Przylowski of Hudson, Peter of Texas and Stephen of this city. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:30 with a high mass of requiem in St. Joseph's Church, Hudson, at 10. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anes Haines
Anes Haines, 85, father of Mrs. C. S. Roush, wife of the pastor of First Baptist Church, city, and father of Rev. George F. Haines, pastor of Wyoming Baptist Church, will be buried from his late home at Winfield, Unon County, this afternoon with services in Winfield Baptist Church at 3. Rev. F. M. Forbell, pastor of Sunbury Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Winfield Cemetery. Mr. Hanes, who died suddenly at his home on Saturday [July 18, 1931] was in Wilkes-Barre last week at a family gathering at the home of Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Roush and was in normal health.

Born at Beaver Springs, Snyder County, he lived at Winfield the greater part of his life. In his early career he operated a store, grist mill and lumbering business at Winfield. His last years were devoted to the supervision of two large farms. He was widely known and admired and was a member of the Baptist Church more than fifty years. He was a deacon the greater part of that time. Besides his son and daughter here he is survived by his other children, Mrs. A. G. Townsend of Sunbury, J. A. Haines of Cleveland, and H. C. Haines of Elmira. His wife died six years ago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 20, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Claimed by Death (Mrs. Stanley Ceppa)
Mrs. Stanley Ceppa, 25, died at her home 30 West Ridge street [Nanticoke], on Sunday night [July 19, 1931]. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and St. Hedwig's Lodge. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Martha, a student at Rider college; Bruno, Helen, Hedwig, Kazimer, and Margaret; also her step mother, Mrs. Rose Kamoski, and a sister, Wanda of Chicago; also the following step-sisters and brothers: Mrs. Daniel Binkoski, city [Nanticoke]; Martha, Jersey City; Victoria, New York, and Joseph. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow morning at 8:30. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Mary's church and interment will be in the church cemetery.

Note: Age is as published. The facts are also as published. Information received from descendants:
Valeria Kamoski Ceppa was born in 1895.  Valeria would have been 36 at the time of her death.
Published in the Nanticoke News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, July 21, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. William Williams (Two articles, same paper)
Mrs. William Williams, 69, the former Sara Ann Griffth, died last night [July 21, 1931] at her home, 132 Lambert street, Pittston, following an illness of complications. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Griffith, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Winston of Ransom and Mrs. Alice Hess of Hazleton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1931, Page 7.

PITTSTON WOMAN DIES
Mrs. William Williams died last night [July 21, 1931] at 9 at the family home on Lambert street, Pittston, following a year's illness of complications. Her husband died six months ago. She is survived by one daughter.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anthony Schlapinsky
Anthony Schlapinsky, 67, died in General hospital yesterday morning [July 21, 1931] following an illness of heart disease. He was a member of St. Nicholas' church and the Eagles. Surviving are a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Antonia Brown, Frank and Joseph. The body has been taken to the home of his brother Joseph, 18 Kulp street, from where the funeral will be held probably on Friday morning with a high mass of requiem in St. Nicholas' church and interment at Oaklawn cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Steven Venglosky
Steven Venglosky of 614 Ransom street, Plymouth, died of complications in Mercy hospital on Monday afternoon [July 20, 1931]. He leaves a brother, Nicholas and a sister, Mrs. Irene Sinko of Vermont. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in SS. Peter and Paul's church, Plymouth. Interment will be a t the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Elizabeth German
Elizabeth German, 17, of 15 Casey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre township, formerly of East End, died in Mercy hospital on Monday night [July 20, 1931] following an appendicitis operation. She was a member of St. Nicholas' church and its societies. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Catherine German, and her brothers and sisters, Mrs. Frank Murtha of Pittston; Mrs. William Reh and John of this city and George, Mrs. George Buckman and Anna at home. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9 with a high requiem mass in St. Nicholas' church. Burial will be at the church cemetery, Shavertown.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Fuerth Dies Suddenly
Former Proprietor of Sea Food Restaurant Widely Known in Valley
Joseph Fuerth, 72, of 9 South Welles street, known to hundreds of Wyoming Valley residents, died suddenly at his summer home at Blytheburn on Tuesday night [July 21, 1931] of heart disease. Proprietor of Fuerth's Sea Food restaurant at 181 East Market street for thirty-one years, Mr. Fuerth enjoyed a wide popularity until he retired shortly after the adoption of the Eighteenth amendment. During the years of his management, the cafe, which still bears his name, was a mecca for those who enjoyed good sea food and the beverages then not prohibited by law. After retiring from business he made it a practice to spend the summer months at his Blytheburn home. He had seemed to be in good health there this summer. Dr. W. A. Foster of Mountain Top answered a summons but Mr. Fuerth failed to respond to medical treatment. Members of his family wre present when death came. Deceased was born in Pilsen, Austria, came to this country about fifty years ago, and for forty-five years made his home on the heights in this city. He was a member of B'nai B'rith synagog, B'nai B'rith Brotherhood Lodge 190, P.P.O.E; Knights of Pythias, Veteran Firemen's association I.O.O.F. and F.O.E.. He leaves his widow, the former Pauline Steindler; two sons, Mose and William; three grandchildren, Dorothy, Jean and William Joseph Fuerth; a brother Emil of New York and two sisters in Europe. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 with Rabbi Marcus Salzman officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mine Worker Hurt a Week Ago Dies (Meredith Evans)
Injured in No. 20 colliery, Glen Alden Coal Co., a week ago, Meredith Evans, 42, died suddenly early yesterday morning at his home, 78 Spruce street, Georgetown, of internal hemorrhage. Deceased was a life long resident of this community. He is survived by his widow and four children: John, Henry, Edward and Jennie; his mother, Mrs. Mary J. Evans, of this city, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Guy Ziegler, city; Mrs. Robert Watt, Hanover township; Daniel Evans, Mountain Top; David Evans, city.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Asa R. Taylor
Asa R. Taylor, 52, a resident of Luzerne for twenty-five years, died of complications at his home, 42 Regent street, Luzerne, on Tuesday night [July 21, 1931]. He was born at Red Rock. Surviving are his widow and children, Asa, Harry, and Viola, and his brothers and sisters, Charles of Kansas City, William of Forty Fort, Freeman of Johnstown, Adrain of Harvey's lake, Mrs. Anna Winter of Lehman, Mrs. May Conway and Mrs. Raymond Dailey of this city.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Lucy K. Cochrane
Mrs. Lucy Kautter Cochrane, 22, estemmed young resident of 62 Roosevelt terrace, died yesterday afternoon [July 22, 1931] following four weeks' illness of complications. Mrs. Cochrane, who was born at Ashford, lived in Wilkes-Barre from early youth. She was graduated from Coughlin high school in 1926 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. Surviving are her husband, John Cochrane, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Kautter, and a brother William, all of this city. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 in charge of Rev. Dr. L. Domer Ulrich. Interment will be a tHanover Green cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. John G. Davis
Mrs. John G. Davis, 61, of 36 Sylvanus street, a former resident of Hillside street for many years, died last evening [July 22, 1931] following several weeks' illness of complications. She was born in Scranton but lived in this city the greater part of her life. She was a member of Meade Street Baptist church. Surviving are her husband and children, Charles Sprake, William Sprake, George Davis, Mrs. William James and Mrs. Maurice Fetterman, and two brothers, William White of Pittston and John Harris of this city. The body will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. William James, 57 East Northampton street, from where the funeral will be held.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stanley V. Sikorski
Stanley V. Sikorski, 21, died of complications at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Joseph Injachak, 129 Breaker street, Parsons, on Tuesday afternoon [July 21, 1931]. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral will be held on Friday at 8:30 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church, Park avenue. Interment will be at the church cemetery, Wyoming.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Gebec
Woman's Body Found By Son
Mrs. Mary Gebec Fled from House and Threw Self in Mine Dam: Members of the family of Mrs. Mary Gebec, 40, 255 Clark's cross road, near Warrior Run, started a search when they missed the woman yesterday morning [July 24, 1931] and her son Frank discovered her body floating in the Truesdale mine dam. After an investigation by Chief of Police Edwin Maycock of Warrior Run and Deputy Corner Adam Yancoski it was announced that the woman had committed suicide. Members of the woman's family informed the deputy corner and Chief Maycock that she had been in ill health for some time and was despondent. Mrs. Gebec, police were told, arose several times during the night to take medicine prescribed by a physician. At 3 a.m. her husband discovered that his wife had left the house and search began immediately. The body was found at 5:30. Besides her husband Mrs. Gebec is survived by these children: Mrs. John Rominski, Edward, Peter, Frank and Stella, all at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, July 25, 1931, Page 2.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Boy on Errand Killed by Auto (John Molitoris)
Stopped in Street to Recover Bill: A North Wilkes-Barre boy was killed in an auto accident on Saturday night [July 25, 1931] and a Nanticoke man died of a fractured skull suffered a week ago when he fell from an automobile.

Stopping in the street near his home to recover a $1 bill he had dropped, John Molitoris, 11, son of Mrs. Mary Molitoris, 34 O'Neill avenue, was struck by an auto and died about one hour later in Wilkes-Barre General hospital. Frank Darling, 22, of 338 South Main street, Plains, driver of the car, was taken before Judge Benajmin R. Jones and released in $2,500 bail to face a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The accident occurred on North Main street between Hollenback avenue and O'Neill avenue. Motor cycle Patrolman William Linder learned his mother had given the boy a dollar bill with which to purchase groceries at a nearby store. On the way to the store the bill flew from the boy's hand and in an attempt to retrieve it he was hit by Darling's machine. The boy was a student of Sacred Heart Slovak school, North Main street. In addition to his mother he is survived by three sisters, Mary, Anna and Irene. The funeral will be held from the home on Tuesday morning at 9. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Slovak church at 9:30. Interment will be at Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 27, 1931, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Dies of Fractured Skull (George Hoggart)
A fractured skull and other injuries suffered on July 20 [1931] when he fell from an automobile caused the death on Saturday evening at 6 [July 25, 1931] in Nanticoke State hospital of George Hoggart, 47, of 33 Walnut street, Nanticoke. An operation was performed at the hospital soon after his admittance. He is survived by three sons, Fred, William and Edward, all of Wilkes-Barre, and three sisters, Mrs. George Thomson of Dunmore, Mrs. Willaim Simpson of Scranton and Mrs. Nellie Troy of Archbald. The body will be taken on Tuesday morning to the home of a niece, Mrs. Earl Miller, 78 Luzerne street, Lee Park, from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 with interment at Maple Hill cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 27, 1931, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Leopold Strzcelski
Death Index: Strzcelski--At Nanticoke, October 1, 1931, Leopold Strzcelski, 9 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Strzcelski, 242 West Union street [Nanticoke], complications. Parents and brother Leonard survive. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 1:30 with services in St. Stanislaus' church. Church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 2, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Jenkins
Death Index: Jenkins--At Avoca, October 3, 1931, William Jenkins, 3 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins, 1015 Main street, Avoca. Parents and sister Helene survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 6, 1931, Page 25.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Sophie Walker
Death Index: Walker--At Warrior Run, October 11, 1931, Sophie Walker, 2 months, daughter of Mrs. Mary Walker, 342 Boyle street, Warrior Run, mother, two sisters and one brother survive. Funeral this morning at 8:30 with services in St. John's Russian Orthodox Church. Church Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 13, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jacob Kush
Death Index: Kush--In Nesbitt hospital, October 11, 1931, Jacob Kush, 3 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kush, 393 Pringle street, Pringle, pneumonia. Surviving are parents, brothers and sisters, Joseph, Francis, Catherine, Victoria, Mary, Elizabeth, and Marjorie. Funeral this afternoon at 2. St. John's cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 13, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anthony Tabitt
Death Index: Tabitt--In Wilkes-Barre, October 19, 1931, Anthony, 13 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tabitt, 88 Jones street, following three months illness of complications. Parents and one brother, William, survive. Funeral this morning at 10:30. Services at the home in charge of Rev. Father Solomon. St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, October 14, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Marie Brudnicki
Death Index: Brudnicki--In Nanticoke, October 30, 1931, at 3:30 p.m., Marie, seven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brudnicki, 169 West Ridge street, Nanticoke, complications. Parents, brother Leonard, and two sisters, Stella and Henrietta, survive. Funeral Monday afternoon at 1:30. Serivces in Holy Trinity church, Nanticoke. Church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, October 31, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Deaths published in "Star of the North" Bloomsburg PA
Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, September 5, 1850
A Fatal Affray---We learn that last week a quarrel arose between two men living near Sloyers in Luzerne County and about three miles from Berwick, which turned into blows, and finally resulted in the death of John Henry, one of the disputants. George Hoffman was the name of the other. The subject of the quarrel was some land in controversy between them. Hoffman has been arrested, we are told, and is now in the Luzerne county jail.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, January 16, 1851
In Kingston, on Friday morning Jan. 3rd Mrs. Martha Meyers, relict of the late Philip Meyers, Esq., aged 89 years. She was a resident of this valley at the time of its early troubles, where she has continued to reside to the day of her death. Perhaps no white person has resided so long in the valley as Mrs. Meyers.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1851 Near Bloomsburg on the 27th ult., Mr. Thomas Williams, of Pittston, Luzerne co., aged 64 years.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, December 18, 1851 In Union township, Luzerne county, Nov. 16th, after a severe illness, Catharine, wife of John T. Miller, and daughter of Nathan Montavne, aged 22 years.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, January 22, 1852
In Pittston, Luzerne County, on Wednesday last, William Henrie, son of L.B. and Eveline B. Ensign, aged 2 years 8 months and 23 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA


Deaths published in "Star of the North" Bloomsburg PA
Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, May 13, 1852
At Wapwallopin in Luzerne county some ten days ago, Dr. D.C. M'Pherson, aged about 25 years, formerly of Orangeville in this county.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1852
In Holenback township, Luz. Co., April 20th Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Moyer, aged 5 years, 11 months and 3 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour CountiesPA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1852
In Holenback tp., Luz. co., April 23rd inst., Anna Eliza Moyer, aged 1 year, 9 months and 4 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1852
In Salem tp., Luzerne co., the 29th inst., Baltzer Everett, aged 66 years, 10 months and 5 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, May 27, 1852
In Salem tp., Luzerne co., the 11th inst., Mr. Philip Drum, aged 76 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Thursday, October 14, 1852
In Black Creek township, Luz. Co., on the 26th of August, Susan Goodman, aged 10 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Star of the North, Bloomsburg, PA, Wednesday, December 29, 1858
On the 14th inst., in Hollinback township, Luzerne county, Samuel Hess, in the 41st year of his age.
Submitted by Tammy Clark, Genealogy Trails Host, Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Mrs. Rose Hughes Dies
Mrs. Rose Hughes, 68, of 19 North Atherton avenue, Kingston, died last night [July 27, 1931], shortly before midnight, following ten days' illness of complications. She is survived by the following children, Anna, New York City; Mrs. M. B. Fleming, New York City; William at home, Gertrude, New York City; Eugene, New York City; Mrs. Richard Lloyd, Mary, and Dorothy at home. Her husband, James, died eight years ago. She was a member of St. Ignatius church, Kingston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, July 28, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James Gallagher
Patient Found Hanging in Retreat Hospital: James Gallagher, 73, formerly of this city [Wilkes-Barre] hanged himself with a bedsheet in the dormitory at Retreat mental hospital yesterday afternoon at 5:45. He has never previously made any attempts to take his life. He had been a patient at the hospital at various times after being admitted in 1908. He was missed at the dinner table and a search was made by attendants.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 1, 1931, Page 24.
Funeral for: James F. Gallagher, from 139 Sambourne street this morning; St. Aloysius Church, St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, September 2, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mocanaqua Crossing Crash Victim Dies (George Habblett)
A fractured skull and other injuries suffered when a truck in which he was riding was hit by the engine of a northbound freight train of Pennsylvania railroad at Mocanaqua crossing yesterday morning at 7:10 caused the death last evening [July 31, 1931] at 9:40 in Nanticoke State hospital of George Habblett, 22, of Chase, a truck driver for State highway department. Witnesses say Habblet, who was driving a truck from a road operation at Pond Hill to Shickshinny, early yesterday morning stopped the truck at the Mocanaqua crossing to permit a southbound passenger train to pass shortly after 7 yesterday morning. After the passenger train passed it is said that Habblett started to cross the tracks and the vehicle was hit by the northbound freight train. Habblett was extricated from the wreckage in an unconscious condition and taken to Nanticoke State hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until his death last night about 9:40. Examination following his removal to Nanticoke hospital showed he suffered a fracture to the skull, several fractured ribs, and a puncture to the right lung. Habblet was single. He is survived by his parents and several brothers of Chase. He was a former resident of Plymouth.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 1, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Alfred Rogers Dies at Huntsville

Joseph Afred Rogers, life long resident of Huntsville and for forty years an employee of insurance firm of Biddle & Eno, died suddenly of heart trouble last night [August 5, 1931], at his Huntsville home. Mr. Rogers was born in Huntsville on July 7, 1859, fourth child of Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Rogers. While a young man he engaged in mercantile business in Kingston and later went into employ of the insurance firm. He was a member of Huntsville Methodist church and active in church movements. He also was a member of George M. Dallas lodge 53, F. & A. M. and of Dieu Le Veut Commandery 45, Knights of Templar. He leaves his widow and three children, Edwin Siegler Rogers of Kingston, Mrs. H. A. Carlson of Hollywood, Cal., and Joseph Alfred Rogers, Jr., at home; two sisters, Miss Mary L. Rogers and Mrs. S. H. Sturdevant of Wilkes-Barre; and three grand children.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, August 6, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Frank Urbanek

Frank Urbanek, 39, a resident of Miners Mills for nineteen years, died suddenly at his home, 21 Kelly avenue, yesterday afternoon [August 11, 1931] of complications. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak church and the Holy Name society. Surviving are his widow and children, Mrs. Josephine Vilk of Edwardsville, Joseph of Virginia, John and Albert of Edwardsville, Peter, Frank, Stephen and Mary, at home, and two brothers, Anthony of Czechoslovakia and Stephen of Argentina. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. John the Baptist Slovak church. Rev. Andrew Klobusicky will be celebrant. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Slovak cemetery, Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 12, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Boy Loses Life On Railroad (Anthony Yackowski)

Anthony Yackowski Killed Instantly When Struck by Freight Train
Anthony Yackowski, 9, of 89 Hospital street, Port Griffith, was instantly killed at 6:30 last evening when run down by a westbound Lehigh Valley freight train at the "High Cliff" a few hundred yards from his home. The boy was enroute home with several companions when the accident occurred. C. F. Burns, deputy corner of Pittston, was notified and after viewing the body turned it over to Undertaker Edward Lokuta of Dupont. The boy was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wladyslaw Yackowski who survive as do the following brothers and sisters: Frank, Frances, Josephine, Genevieve, and John.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 2.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Moran

Mrs. Anna Moran, widow of the late Patrick H. Moran and mother of the late Dr. P. J. Moran, died of complications at her home, 734 Market street, Kingston, yesterday morning [August 21, 1931]. She leaves two daughters, Miss Frances Moran and Mrs. Margaret Price, widow of the late Dr. Charles Price, a grandaughter, Elizabeth Price, and her brothers and sisters, John Dowd of Kingston, Thomas Dowd of Honesdale, Mrs. Thomas Laughlin of Detroit, Mrs. Chris Stahl of Dallas, Mrs. John Canivan of Garden City, L. I., and Miss Frances Dowd of New York. Arrangements for the funeral which will be held from St. Ignatius' church, have not been completed. Friends are requested to omit flowers.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Corcoran

Mrs. Mary Corcoran, 65, died suddenly at her home, 38 Elm street, West Pittston, last night at 9 [August 21, 1931]. She was a member of Immaculate Conception church. She leaves her children, Thomas, of Laflin; Francis, Richard, and Mrs. Eugene Mangan of Pittston, and William and Malachi of Chiago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Stella D. Humpleby

Mrs. Stella D. Humpleby, 63, a member of one of the oldest families of Wyoming Valley and widow of William R. Humpleby, died of complications at her home, 51 Susquehanna street, last evening [August 21, 1931]. Mrs. Humpleby, a life long resident of Wilkes-Barre, was known and esteemed by scores throughout the city. Surviving are her children, Mrs. William B. Simms, Florence, Edward, Alfred, Paul and Wilbur, a sister, Miss Margaret Grum, and a brother, Samuel Grum, all of this city. Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 3. Burial will be at Hanover Green cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Catherine Palfey

Mrs. Catherine Palfey, 31, died after a long illness of complications at her home, 493 Blackman street on Thursday night [August 20, 1931]. Her husband and children, Rita and William, survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Catherine McGlynn

Catherine McGlynn, 35, a resident of Wilkes-Barre since coming to this country from Ireland a year ago, died of complications in General hospital on Thursday night following several weeks' illness. She leaves her brothers and sisters, Hubert of Olyphant, James, John and Marion, all in Ireland, and her uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. George Coil, Mrs. Bea McGlynn, Sister Mary Barbara of St. Francis' convent, Nanticoke, Mrs. Martin Price, Nellie McGuire and several nieces and nephews. The body has been taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Coil, 39 McCarragher street, from where the funeral will be ehld on Monday morning at 9 with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Patrick's church. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Daughter of Forty Fort Couple Dies At Orson (Margaret Blewett)

Margaret Blewett, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Blewett of 22 Culver street, Forty Fort, died of infantile paralysis at Orson, Wayne county, on Sunday, [August 30, 1931] it was reported here yesterday. Services were held on Sunday with interment at East Ararat, Wayne county. Deceased was born at Mt. Pleasant, Wayne county and made her home there with her uncle, John Blewett, after the rest of the family moved to Forty Fort five years ago. Besides her parents she leaves her brothers and sisters, George W. and Catherine of Forty Fort, William of Honesdale, and Mrs. Edith Shelp of Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, August 22, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Richard H. Compton

Death Index: Compton--At Lee Park, October 31, 1931, Richard H. Compton, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Compton, 64 Luzerne street, Lee Park, pneumonia. Parents and three brothers, Carl, Robert, and Eugene, survive. funeral this afternoon at 2 frm the home. Interment in Fern Knoll cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 2, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Bernard Mulory

Death Index: Mulory--In Pittston Hospital, November 11, 1931, at 1:45 p.m. Bernard, infant son of Bernard Mulory, 32 West Fourth street, Wyoming. The child's mother died on October 29, a few days after he was born. [Note: Bernard's mother's death was not listed in the WB Record Index.]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, November 12, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rudolph Mihelick

Death Index: Mihelick--In Wilkes-Barre, November 25, 1931, Rudolph, 3 months, son of Mrs. Bertha Mihelick, 16 Butler street, pneumonia. Mother and one brother, Joseph, survives. Funeral this morning at 9 private. St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, November 27, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anna Pastva

Death Index: Pastva--At Exeter, December 3, 1931, at 4, Anna, 11 1/2 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pastva, diphtheria. Two brothers, Joseph and Elmer, also survive. Funeral this afternoon. Private. Interment in St. John's Slovak Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, December 4, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Marion Navin

Death Index: Navin--At Georgetown, December 20, 1931, Marion, 1 year, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Navin, 774 Metcalf street, Georgetown, complications. Parents and one sister, Rita, survive. Funeral this afternoon. St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 21, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Tomco Dead

Edward Tomco, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tomco of 28 Second street, Wyoming, died yesterday afternoon [September 6, 1931] after a brief illness of complications. In addition to his parents the child is survived by two brothers, Albert and Andrew, Jr. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 with services in St. John's Slovak church, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Anthony's cemetery at Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 7, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Joseph Bilski

Former Avoca Woman Killed in Auto Crash
Mrs. Joseph Bilski, 40, a former resident of Avoca, was instantly killed in an autmobile accident on the highway at Springville, between Tunkhannock and Montrose, yesterday morning [September 11, 1931]. She sustained a fractrued skull and broken neck, dying instantly. With her at the time of the fatal accident were her two sons, Joseph, Jr., and Edward.
The Bilski family truck was being driven by Edward when it was struck in the rear by a Buick sedan, it crashing into a roadster which was parked in front of a store. Her son, Joseph, was slightly injured. Surviving the deceased are her husband and the following children: Mrs. John Mika, of Duryea; Edward, Josephine, Joseph, Jr., Mildred and Stacia.
The funeral will be held on Monday from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lombarski, 811 Mill street, Avoca. A requiem mass will be sung in Sacred Heart Polish church, Avoca, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, September 12, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Pittston Girl Dies (Grace Munley)

Grace Munly [Munley], 14, died at 11:45 last night [September 14, 1931] at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Munley (sic), 3 Division street, Pittston. She had suffered with a heart condition for a year. She was a pupil at St. John's parochial school. Surviving are her parents and these brothers and sisters: Gervase, Frank, Michael, Jr., Gertrude, Mrs. Francis Conway, Mrs. Joseph McHale, Mrs. Anna Clarke, and Mrs. William Collins.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 15, 1931, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Dies in Scranton (Mrs. Anna Pugh)

Death has claimed Mrs. Anna Pugh, who was a native of this city [Pittston] and Scranton. Mrs. Pugh passed away at the home of her son-in-law, Roland King, rear 336 South street, Scranton, after a brief illness. She leaves her husband, Rev. William J. Pugh, president of the Union Bible Study Association; her mother, Mrs. Mary Erwin, South Scranton, and three brothers, John, Lee, and Peter Erwin.
Published in the Pittston News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Former Resident Dies (James Butler)

James Butler, of East St. Louis, Mo., brother of Joseph Butler of Winter street, Browntown, died recently after a brief illness. He formerly resided in this city and will be known to older residents of the Browntown section. He is survived by his widow and nine children, and two brother, Joseph of Browntown, and William of Olyphant.
Published in the Pittston News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Donald Oliver Smiles

Donald Oliver, four weeks' old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Edward Smiles, of 21 Nafus street, died yesterday morning [September 23, 1931] after a few hour's illness. His funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 with services in charge of REv. F. C. Krapf, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran church, Hughestown. Burial will be in Pittston cemetery.
Published in the Pittston News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jean Louise Kane

The funeral of Jean Louise Kane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kane of 17 Exeter avenue, was held yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. The child was instantly killed on Tuesday morning [September 22, 1931] when struck by a large truck near her home.
Published in the West Pittston Notes, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Simon Marcinkavich

Mrs. Simon Marcinkavich, 36, of 63 Mechanic's alley [Plymouth], died yesterday morning [September 23, 1931] in Mercy hospital, following an illness of complications. She was a member of St. Casimer's Lithuanian church. Deceased is survived by her husband and these children: Alvina, Joseph, Peter, Mary, and Adeline. One sister, Mrs. Charles Sweetra, of Plymouth, also survives. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 from the family home. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 in St. Casimir's church.
Published in the Plymouth News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas Cooper Dies

Thomas A. Cooper, 84, died at 9:15 Tuesday night [September 22, 1931] in the home of his son, Clyde, 128 Willow street [Plymouth], after an illness of complications. Born in Tamaqua, deceased came to Plymouth as a young man, and resided here since. He was a member of First Presbyterian. Mr. Cooper is survived by these children: Clyde Cooper, with whom he resided; Clarence Cooper, Lynnwood; Katherine Cooper, Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. Calvin Jones, Washington, D. C. A sister Mrs. Frank Gray of Wyoming and two brothers, Charles and Samuel Cooper, Willow street, also survive.
Published in the Plymouth News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jacob Sopko Dies

Charles Sopko of Gould street [Plymouth], received word of the death of his father, Jacob Sopko, well known Plymouth resident, which occurred Tuesday [September 22, 1931] at the family home, in Holyoke, Mass. Deceased came to Plymouth in 1884 and resided here with his family until twenty-five years ago when he moved to Holyoke. Mrs. Charles Sopko and daughter, Helen, left yesterday morning to attend the funeral which will be held in Holyoke this afternoon.
Published in the Plymouth News Section, Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Griffiths

George Griffiths died on Tuesday night [September 22, 1931] at his home in Spring Brook, according to word received by friends here yesterday. He is survived by his widow and four children, George, Margaret, Helen and Jennie. The funeral will be held from his late home on Friday afternoon.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Charles Wehber

Charles Wehber, 62, a resident of this city for many years who moved to Annville eight years ago, died yesterday [September 23, 1931] of a broken neck received in a fall down stairs at his home on September 14. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 with interment at Annville. He was born in Germany. After leaving this city he managed a chain store at Annville until two years ago when he opened his own store. He was a member of the Lutheran church. Surviving are his widow, Maude, and two daughters, Mrs. John Simmons of Annville, and Helena at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Popovich

George Popovich, 47, died at his home, 340 River street, Plains, early yesterday morning [September 23, 1931] following a short illness. He leaves his widow and children, Anna, Mary, Charlotte, George and Michael, his step-children, Helen, Daniel, John, George, and Michael Spak, and Sister M. Adrian. O.S.B., stationed at Trenton, his parents, his brother and sister in Czechoslovakia. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 8:30 with services at the home and in St. Mary's Greek Catholic church. Interment will be at the church cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

W. G. Keller

W. G. Keller, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died at his home in Brooklyn yesterday morning [September 23, 1931]. He leaves his mother and a sister, both of Rochester, and two brothers, George of this city and Ralph of Kingston. Funeral services will be held at his home on Friday afternoon.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Schaff

John Schaff, 69, who came to this city from France thirty-five years ago, died at his home, 46 Church street, yesterday morning [September 23, 1931] of complications following a long illness. He was a wheelwright by trade and had been employed by the William E. Robinson and R. E. Wallace shops here. He was a member of St. Aloysius' Church. Surviving are his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Irene Bempkins, registered nurse, and Mrs. Thomas McCloskey, both of this city. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning with a high mass of requiem in St. Aloysius' church at 9:30.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 24, 1931, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Dies in Plains at 80
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, 80, of Plains, died late last night [September 27, 1931] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry J. Thomas, 15 Cottage avenue, Plains, following an illness of complications. Mrs. Davis was born at Mount Ash, South Wales. She came to this country sixty-four years ago, settling in Plains, where she had since resided. She was the oldest charter member of Miner Congregational church, Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 28, 1931, Page 20.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Isabella Parry

Shopper Stricken While Walking Home
Returning home from a shopping trip in the central city, Mrs. Isabella Parry, 59, of 4 Marcy court, Newtown, was stricken with a heart attack while passing Newtown Hose house on Saturday afternoon [September 19, 1931] and died before medical aid could be given. She lived at Newtown thirty years and was a member of St. Clement's Episcopal church. Surviving are her husband and children, Samuel Lamoreaux of this city, Edward and Margaret Parry of Gary, Ind.; two brothers, John Steele of Plymouth and Henry Steele of Lee Park, a sister Mrs. John Wandrie of Chicago, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2. Burial will be at Ceasetown cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 22, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Eleanor McQuade, Attorney's Wife, Dies

Mrs. Eleanor McQuade, 42, wife of Attorney James McQuade, died suddenly at her home 1731 Wyming avenue, Forty Fort, last night [September 21, 1931] shortly after 7 of acute indigestion. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. William Loughrey of New York, and the following brothers and sisters: William, New York; Robert, known in theatrical profession as Bobby Lynn; Frank, Mrs. Ruth Brady, Anna Loughrey, Mrs. Mary Black, Wilkes-Barre; and Catherine of New York. She was a member of Holy Name church.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 22, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George A. Keller, 71, Grocer, Dies

George A. Keller, 71, grocer of Park avenue and South street, died of complications at his home, 1455 Wyoming avenue, Forty Fort, yesterday morning. He was born at Wyoming and was widely known. He was a member of Holy Name church, Swoyerville, and its Holy Name society. Surviving are his widow and children, George P., John B., Dometilla, and Anna, all at home, a brother Martin of Wyoming, and a sister, Sister Dometilla of the Sisters of Chirstian Charity, stationed at New Orleans. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning with a high mass of requiem in Holy Name Church, Swoyerville. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Nicholas' cemetery, Darling street, this city.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 22, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Blase Manganiello Dies After Operation

Mrs. Blase Manganiello, 20, the former Miss Carmel Francione, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donato Francione of 434 Warren avenue, Kingston, died in Mercy hospital on Saturday [September 19, 1931] following an operation. She was born in this city on February 26, 1911, and was educated in Wilkes-Barre and Kingston schools. Surviving are her husband, business man of Ashley, her parents, and three sisters, Angeline, Constance, and Eleanor. The body was taken to the home of her parents where it may be viewed. A high mass of requiem will be offered in Holy Rosary Italian church, Park avenue, on Tuesday morning at 9:30. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 22, 1931, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mildred Push

Gulping Lye Fatal to Mother of Five
Said to have drank lye water on Sunday night because of worry over financial matters and the condition of her five fatherless children, Mrs. Mildred Push, 36, died in General hospital yesterday morning [September 30, 1931]. Since the death of her husband, who was fatally injured in an accident at Shamokin in January, Mrs. Push and children had lived at 30 North Columbia avenue, Miner's Mills, with her sister.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday October 1, 1931, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Stephen Wasley, Former Resident, Dies

Mrs. Stephen Wasley, 50, a former resident of Wilkes-Barre, died early yesterday [October 1, 1931] at her home in Painesville, O. Mrs. Wasley had been ill for some time though heart disease was the immediate cause of death. She and her husband left Wilkes-Barre about six years ago.. Mrs. Wasley is survived by her husband and three children, Ruth, wife of Dr. Irving O. Thomas of North Washington street; Clementine, wife of Irving S. Gloman of Horton street; and Stephen, of Painesville. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Joan Thomas, Irving S. Gloman, Jr., Richard W. Gloman and Charles K. Gloman, 3rd, and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Giering of Emaus, Lehigh county, and Mrs. William Stahle of Seaford, L.I.
Mrs. Wasley was born in Wilkes-Barre, in 1881, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Giering. She was a woman of fine character and disposition, always cheerful, and among her friends were many people in Wilkes-Barre and vicinity. The body will arrive in Wilkes-Barre today and funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Gloman, 198 Horton street. Rev. Robert Giering, pastor of Easton Moravian church; a nephew, will officiate. Burial will be in Hollenback cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 2, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph G. Langdon, 70, Dies at Plains

Joseph G. Langdon, 70, died at his home at 108 North Main street, Plains, late last night [October 2, 1931] after a lingering illness of complications. Mr. Langdon was born in England and for the past fifty years had been active in political affairs of Plains township, where he served as constable. He was a member of M. E. church of Plains, and Odd Fellows. He is survived by the following sons and daughters, George, Joseph G., Harold, Ernest, Oliver, Anna, and Elizabeth. Several sisters reside in England.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, October 3, 1931, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Margaret Barklie, 71, of Ashley, Dies

Mrs. Margaret Barklie, 71, wife of Frank Barklie, prominent retired Central Railroad engineer, died at her home, 90 Ashley street, last evening [October 7, 1931] shortly after 5, of complications following eight weeks' illness. She was born at Grahamstown, Glenn Wherry, Ireland, on July 23, 1860, and came to this country in 1881. She had been a resident of Ashley fifty years. She was a woman of amiable dispoition, exemplary character and was beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of Ashley Presbyterian church, Blue Ridge chapter, 140, Order of Eastern Star, Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers. She is survived by her hsuband and two daughters, Jennie and Lucy at home, both teachers in Ashley public schools. Two brothers, Frank Marshall of Torono, and Samuel Marshall of Connellsville, also survive. The funeral will be held from the home on Saturday afternoon with services at 2. Rev. Robert Graham, pastor of Ashley Presbyterian church, will officiate and interment will be in Maple Hill cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, October 8, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter Miller Dies

Suffering sudden heart attack, Walter Miller, 63, dropped dead at his home, 42 Cinderella street, yesterday [October 7, 1931]. He had been retired for three years, but was formerly active in business. Born in Germany, Mr. Miller was brought to this country when three. He lived in Wilkes-Barre for forty years. Surviving are his wife, the former Julia Coar Miller, a daughter, F. Maude Miller, a teacher in the S. J. Strauss school, and his brothers and sister, Peter, Fred and George of Dickson City and Mrs. Chester Branning of Fleetville. Mr. Miller was a member of St. Mary's church, the Holy Name society and the United Commerical Traverlers.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, October 8, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Mrs. Sarah Cooper

Mrs. Sarah Cooper, 80, died on Wednesday morning [October 7, 1931] at 10:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Phillips, 42 South Atherton street, Kingston. Mrs. Cooper was a life long resident of this city and vicinity and was a member of Parrish Street M. E. church. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Stephen Crawford, Kingston; Mrs. Robert Jones, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. John Phillips, Kingston; Harry, Providence, R.I.; James and Willard of Kingston. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home of Mrs. Phillips. Interment will be in the family plot in Oaklawn cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 9, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Josephine Scavo Dies

Mrs. Josephine Scavo, Stewart street, Old Forge, died on Wednesday night [October 7, 1931], following an illness of complications. Her husband Samuel Scavo and the following children survive: Samuel, Jr., Sandi, Louis, Dominick, Mrs. Joseph Cavalier, and Philmena. The funeral will be held from the home on Saturday morning with a requiem mass in St. Mary's church, Old Forge, at 9:30 by Rev. J. J. Lavizzari. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 9, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Pittston Woman Dies (Mrs. Margaret Dyzolis)

Mrs. Margaret Dyzolis, 50, wife of William Dyzolis, of 70 Mill street, Pittston, died yesterday afternoon [October 8, 1931] at 3 in Pittston hospital following an illness of complications. Deceased was a member of St. Casimir's Lithuanian church. She is survived by her husband and four children.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 9, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Child Dies of Paralysis (Theresa Tancredi)

Theresa Tancredi, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tancredi, of Calvert street, Yatesville, died yesterday morning [October 8, 1931] at 3:30 of infantile paralysis. She was born in Yatesville and was a pupil in the first grade of the borough school. In addition to her parents she is survived by brother Patrick and sister Nicolina. A private funeral will be held this morning at 9 with interment in St. John's cemetery, Pittston. As a preventive measure against the possible spread of the disease officials of Yatesville school have closed four rooms.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 9, 1931, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran


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