Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Obituaries


The following obituaries are from various counties and newspapers:

Miss Katie B. SHAFFER - Elliottsville, Pa., May 27- Miss Katie B. SHAFFER, aged 24 years, died Saturday morning, May 27, 1905 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John SHAFFER, after a short illness. Funeral from the home Monday at 1 p.m. with interment in Brown Cemetery" (in Elliottsville, Pa.)

Morning Herald 4/19/1975
FARRIER, MARY PEARL - Age 86 years of 335 Fairview Ave., Masontown, died Friday, April 18, 1975.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Susan Wilhelm. She was a member of the Masontown Methodist Church. She was predeceased by a son, Donald in
1945. Surviving are her husband James G. Farrier Sr.; the following children: James Jr., Mrs. Eugene (Tressie) Debolt, Eugene, Clyde, Mrs. Wayne (Ruth) Myers, Mrs. William (Edith) Gooding, all of Masontown. Harry Farrier, Carmichaels, and Mrs. Wilbert (Margaret) Crouse, Quakertown, PA; twenty-four grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Friends will be received in the
Yoney Funeral home, Masontown, today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm and Sunday 10 to 12 noon and in the Masontown Methodist Church 1 to 2 pm the hour of service.   Rev. Thomas Crenney will officiate. Interment in Masontown Cemetery.

Morning Herald, Wednesday Dec. 4, 1946
McKenney, Ollie, aged 50 years, died in the Connellsville Hospital Tuesday, December 3, 1946 at 5:20 a.m. Most of her life was spent in the vicinity of Mt. Braddock and she was a member of Percy Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, Albert McKenney, and the following children: Mrs. Annabelle Blystone of West Brownsville; Morris McKenney of Uniontown; Albert Jr., of
Mt Braddock; Mrs. Ruth Meese of West Brownsville; Jean, Alberta, Shirley, and Naomi, at home; one brother David Markey, of New York City; four grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday afternoon, December 6, with brief services in the late home at 1:30 and followed by additional rites in the Percy Methodist Church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery under the direction of the Burhans Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Morning Herald June 1, 1911
Mrs. Jas. [Clarissa] Hanan, Stricken with heart failure
Prominent resident of Yauger Hollow seized with attack of neuralgia of the
heart and dies almost instantly.  Funeral this afternoon.  Survived by husband and seven children all of whom are well known.
Rev. F. C. Viele will conduct the funeral services.
   Attacked with neuralgia of the heart Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock at her
home in Yauger Hollow.  Mrs. James Hanan, aged 74, died before medical aid
could be summoned.  She arose just a few minutes before 5 o'clock and when
she returned to bed her husband noticed that she was breathing heavily.
  He became alarmed when she failed to respond to his question of how she
was feeling.  An investigation proved that she was unconscious.  Dr. Means
of Percy was called but life was extinct when he arrived.  Neuralgia of the
heart was given as the cause of her death.
  Mrs. Hanan had been troubled with neuralgic pains in her left side and
abdomen for some time and it was the opinion of the attending physician that
the affliction caused her sudden death.  Mrs. Hanan was well known in the
vicinity in which she resided.  She had made her home in that section of the
county for some time and was highly respected.  As a member of the Methodist
Protestant Church of Percy she was an earnest Christian worker and will be
much missed in that church.
  She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Thomas Evans, Beaver
Falls; Mrs. Thomas Holland, Percy; Mrs. Charles Crawford, Yauger Hollow;
Mrs. David Newcomer, Lemont; William and James, of Yauger Hollow, and John
at home.
  Rev.   F.C.  Viele will have charge of the funeral services which will be
held at the Hanan home, and also at the Percy church this afternoon between
2 and 3 o'clock.  Interment in the church cemetery.

Morning Herald 3/27/1933
 Clyde Oscar Markey, aged 35 years, of Shady Grove, died at 5 o'clock
Saturday Evening, March 25, 1933 in the Uniontown Hospital. Death was due to
complications following an illness of long standing. Surviving are: his
mother Mrs. N. B. Markey; a sister, Mrs. Albert McKenney, of Mt. Braddock
and a brother, David Markey, at home. He was a member of the Percy Methodist
Protestant church.
 Brief funeral services will be conducted in the home Tuesday afternoon at
1:30 followed by additional services at 2 o'clock in the Percy M. P. Church.
Rev. William King, pastor will officiate assisted by Rev. D. E. Minerd, of
Connellsville. Burial in the church cemetery.

The Evening Sentinel
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 24, 1901
Page 2 Column 3
John Mixel, died at the home of his son, Michael in Mifflin township, this morning aged 95 years. He is survived by several daughters and the following sons; Theodore, near Newville; Daniel, Indiana; and Samuel. Funeral Thursday at Irishtown.

The Evening Sentinel
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 24, 1901
Page 2 Column 3
Henry B. Haverstick, born in Carlisle, April 13, 1820, died at Erie, December 15th, in his 82nd year. The family moved from this place 64 years ago.

The Evening Sentinel
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 24, 1901
Page 2 Column 3
Sallie Willis, born in Silver Spring, in 1818, died at Shippensburg
yesterday at the home of her nephew, John McClay. She is survived by two
brothers, Samuel Willis, of Plain City, Madison County, Ohio, who has been
almost blind for some years and Isaac Willis, formerly of Shippensburg, now
residing in Waynesboro. She has been a member of the Presbyterian Church her
life time. Her funeral will take place tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at 10:00
o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. W. A. McCarrell assisted by
Rev. C. I. Brown. Interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

The Wabash Caller
July 8, 1891
Rebecca Lutz was born near Reading, Leigh County, Pennsylvania, September
22, 1828; moved to Wabash October, 1847; was married to James V. Morgan
December 01, 1851, and died, aged 63 years, at the home of her son, Daniel
Morgan, on west Market Street at 1:10 o'clock this morning, of paralysis.
Her husband preceded her to the better land about fifteen years ago.
Twenty-two years ago Mrs. Morgan was attacked with dropsy, from which
disease she suffered until about two years ago. In the meantime she had been
tapped fifty times. Two years ago she sustained a stoke of paralysis of the
right side frome which she had only partly recovered, when on Monday last
she suffered another attack, affecting her entire right side. She lingered
between life and death until relieved from earthly cares, as stated above.
  She was the mother of five children, three of whom---Mrs. B. D. Lutz,
Daniel Morgan and Mrs. J.M. Crane--are now living. Deceased had been a
consistent member of the Methodist church from childhood.
  Funeral tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the residence, Rev. A. W. Lamport

The Morning Call
Friday, September 21, 1990
Russell F. Snyder, 71, of 224 Oak Street, Wind Gap, died Wednesday in Easton
Hospital after being stricken at the Blue Valley Lanes, Wind Gap. He was the
husband of Aletha (Schmauder) Snyder. They were married 50 years in June.
  Snyder was a crayon molder at Binney and Smith Corp., Forks Township, for
41 years before retiring in 1981. He was a former instructor for handicapped
children in the Blue Valley Lanes and former Bangor Lanes and a director of
the Bowling Association, Wind Gap. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran
Church, Plainfield Township, where he was first lay president of the council
and founder and first president of the church bowling league.
  Born in Kresgeville, he was the son of the late Fred and Lizzie (Meixell)
  Survivors; wife; sons, James of Harrison Valley, Potter County; Robert A.
of Allentown and Jan W. of Wind Gap; brothers, Ralph of Wind Gap; sisters,
Edna, wife of Robert Kresge of Nazareth; and Pauline, wife of Alfred Amy of
Neola, Monroe County; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  Services: 1 p.m. Sunday in the church. Call noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the
church. Arrangements, Schmidt Home, 202 West Street, Wind Gap.

The Morning Call
Saturday, June 22, 1991
Joseph T. Downey, 53, of Morgan Hill, California, formerly of Stroudsburg,
died May 26 in St. Louise Hospital, Morgan Hill. He was the husband of Lois
Ann (Meixell) Downey.
He was a counsel for the Intellectual Property Law Department at IBM Almaden
Research Laboratory, San Jose, California.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was a son of the late Martin and Lenora
(Guinea) Downey.
Survivors; wife; daughter, Leigh Ann Butterworth of Coral Springs, Florida;
son, Steven Butterworth of Baltimore, Maryland; and brother, Martin of Grand
Rapids, Michigan.
Services; Were June 5 in the Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Worth,
Illinois. Arrangements, Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey Street, Morgan

Tipton Advertiser   1936      Tipton, Iowa paper
A.M. Gladfelter
  Albion Moses Gladfelter, son of Cornelius and Emeline Galdfelter, one of a
family of ten children, was born February 24th, 1871, at Loganville, York
County, Penn. He passed away on February 13th, 1936, having reached the age
of 65 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
  In his early childhood he came with his parents and the family to Iowa.
After a few years the family returned to Pennsylvania, but he remained here
and made his home in this state. Since 1917 he has been living in the city
of Tipton.
  August 25th, 1893, he was united in marriage to Sadie Jane Schell, who
passed away on March 24th, 1929. To this union there were four children
born, two daughters and two sons, all of whom are living.
  In 1908 Mr. Gladfelter united with the Free Will Baptist church at Mt.
Zion. Upon moving to Tipton he tranferred his membership to the Methodist
Episcopal church.
  Mr. Gladfelter leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters and four brothers;
two daughters, Mrs. Stella Baughman and Mrs. Bert Fulwider of Tipton; two
sons, LeRoy Gladfelter of Tipton, and Ralph Gladfelter of Cedar Rapids.
There are also five grandchildren.
  Funeral services for Mr. Gladfelter were conducted on Sunday afternoon at
two o'clock from the Fred Wilson mortuary, with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell
in charge. The quartet from the Methodist church, composed of Mr. Arthur
Reeder, Mrs. J. Everett Chamberlain, Mrs. Forest N. Fraseur and Mr. D.J.
Kelley, sang tow hymns. The pallbearers were Clair Williams, Otis Barkhurst,
Ed Williams, George Craven, LeRoy Farmer and William Makemson. Burial was
made in the Masonic cemetery.

From the Bucks County Courier Times Aug, 1985:
    William Robert Bowker, 76, of North Cape May, NJ, and formerly of
Feasterville, died Thursday in Saint Mary Hospital, Middletown Township.
    Born in Jersey City, NJ, Mr. Bowker had been Feasterville resident for
several years before moving to North Cape May.  Prior to his retirement, he
had been a lineman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
    He is survived by his wife, Florence Betz Bowker; a daughter, Florence
Kelly Schoer, of Holland; and four grandchildren.
    His funeral will be held Wednesday at 12 noon in the Charles F. Swartz
Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln avenues, Newtown.  The Rev. Martin Fry
will officiate.  Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery in
    Relatives and friends are invited to his calling hours in the funeral
home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16, 1983:
HIGGINS, FREDERICK, June 14, 1983, of Levittown, husband of Florence, brother of
Beatrice Kelly, Lillian Haughney and William Higgins.  Relatives and friends,
employees of Eaton Yale Towne, members of VFW Post No. 6495, and American
Legion Post, No. 834, are invited to his viewing, Fri 9 AM, McGRATH FUNERAL
HOME, 446 W. Spencer St., and Mass of Christian Burial, St. Helena's Church,
10 AM int. Riverside Cem. (Arr. KISH FUNERAL HOME).

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, October 19, 1967:
    On Oct. 16, 1967, of 1026 Lindberg ave., Feasterville, Pa., MILDRED M.
(nee Anderson), beloved wife of the late Willard Betz.  Relatives and friends
are invited to services Fri., 1:30 PM, from the WETZEL & SON FUNERAL HOME,
6902 Rising Sun ave., Int. Hillside Cem. Friends may call Thurs. eve.

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 1953:
BETZ - March 31, 1953, Willard R. of 719 Stelwood rd., formerly of 5941 Malta
st., beloved husband of Milded Betz (nee Anderson).  Relatives and friends,
employees of the Board of Education are invited to attend the funeral, Fri.,
1:30 PM, from the Funeral Home of Wetzel & Son, 6902 Rising Sun ave.  Friends
may call Thursday evening.

Obits from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, July 22, 1916.

ASAM - On July 21, 1916, Barbara, wife of K. L. Asam, aged 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, on Sunday,
at 10 a.m., from her late residence, 3726 North 17th st.  Interment private,
at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

BRONSON -- On July 21, 1916, Mary Rebecca, daughter of W. W., Jr., and G.
Alice H. Phippe Bronson.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the
funeral services, on Monday, at 10 a.m., at her late residence, 6207
Clearview st., Germantown.  Interment private.

CAIRNS - At Love Point, Md., on July 20, 1916, Anna Pressler, wife of Abraham
L. Cairns.  Notice of funeral will be given , from the Oliver H. Bair
Building, 1820 Chestnut st., Philadelphia.

CALLAHAN -- Of tetanus, at 719 Budd st., on July 18, 1916, Frank J. Callahan.
 Interment was made at Old Cathedral Cemetery, on July 20, at 4:30 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Solemn Mass of Requiem at St.
Agatha's Church, on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m.

CHADWICK,  At Oklahoma City, Okla., July 20, 1916, Charles E., husband of
Bertha Story Chadwick, and son of Hannah and late Charles Chadwick.  Due
notice of the funeral will be given.

CLARK -- On July 20m, 1918, James, Husband of Ella M. Fray Clark and son of
the late Richard and Rosanna Clark.  Relatives and friends, also Lodge No. 9,
F. and A. M., are invited to attend services, on Monday, 2 p.m., at his late
residence, 2513 W. Gordon St., (25th and Dauphin).  Interment private.  Auto

CONWAY -- On July 20, 1916, John Conway, son of the late John and Anna
Conway, aged 81 years.  Funeral Saturday, at 9 a.m., from the residence of
Charles B. Galen, 719 S. 34th st., Requiem Mass at St. Anthony's Church, at
10:30 o'clock.  Interment Cathedral Cemetery.

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