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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  June 9, 1960

Mrs. Fernanda KESSLER, 67, of Champion Hill, Sturgeon, died Monday, June 6,
1960, in the Washington hospital following a brief illness.
 A daughter of the late Louis and Louise ROCHETT BOUCHON, she was born April
23, 1893, in Champion Hill.
 She is survived by her husband, Nick KESSLER; two daughters, Mrs. James
YOUNG of Glenview, Ill., and Mrs. Robert HUNSINGER of Oakdale; three sons,
Norbert KESSLER of Bridgeville, Marcel KESSLER of Oakdale, and Melvin
KESSLER of Imperial; and a sister, Mrs. Louise BASTIDE of McDonald.  There
are ten grandchildren.
 Friends are being received at the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale.  Funeral
services will be held Thursday morning in St. Patrick's R. C. Church, in
charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph DRUMM.  Burial will be in Holy Souls cemetery,
Campbell's Run Road.

 Mrs. Anna KASTE KINEMOND of Toronto, Ohio, formerly of Venice, died
Tuesday, June 7, 1960.
 Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in Clark's funeral home,
Toronto, Ohio.  Burial will be in Mt. Prospect church cemetery, Hickory.

 Mrs. Winnie CULP COWDEN, 73, died suddenly, Sunday, June 5, 1960, in her
home in R. D. 4, McDonald.
 Mrs. COWDEN was born February 5, 1887, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late
Richard M. and Harriet ROWE CULP.  The widow of W. Lee COWDEN, she had been
a resident of the Hickory area for the past 49 years.  She was a member of
the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian Church, the Ladies' Worthwhile Sunday School
Class, Missionary Society, and the Mt. Pleasant Farm Women.
 She leaves the following children; Thomas R. COWDEN of Houston, Mrs. Rachel
HILL of Boulder, Colo., Mrs. Dorothy RITCHEY, of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs.
Jane OTT of Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Laura WHITE, Walter L. COWDEN, and Edwin W.
COWDEN of McDonald R. D., and David M. COWDEN of Pittsburgh.
There are 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Mt. Prospect
Presbyterian Church, Hickory in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Richard
MORLEDGE. Burial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

 Mrs. Lorene LOGAN, 52, of Logan Road, Imperial, widow of Raymond R. LOGAN,
died Saturday, June 4, 1960, in West Penn hospital, Pittsburgh, after a
lingering illness.
 She was born in Bunola in1908.  She had been manager of the Logan Trailer
Court for 14 years.
 A member of the Valley Presbyterian Church, she was the past president of
the V. V. F. W. Auxiliary of Imperial, a member of the Findlay Township
Garden Club and the Montour Valley Grange.
 Surviving are two daughters, Lucy, the wife of Samuel REESE of Coraopolis
and Miss Ruth LOGAN, of Imperial; two sons, George W. LOGAN of Clinton, and
Thomas LOGAN of Imperial; two sisters, Ethel, the wife of Ben LEWIS of
Finleyville, and Eleanor, the wife of Obed LEWIS of Venetia; and four
brothers, Walter PATTON of McKeesport; Robert A. PATTON of Finleyville; Earl
PATTON of Wellsburg, W.Va., William R. PATTON of Venetia.  There are ten
grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Valley Presbyterian
Church, Imperial, in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL.  Burial
was in Valley Cemetery, Imperial.

 Mrs. Thelma T. HOWELL, wife of James C. HOWELL, died at 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 1960, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. James BENNETT,
Third street, McDonald.
 A daughter of Richard and Cora RADABAUGH THOMPSON, she was born June 12,
1900, at Wallace W. Va.
 A former resident of Mt. Morris and Denver, Colo., she had been a member of
the Trinity Methodist Church in Denver and a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post. No. 485, Morgantown, W. Va.
 Mrs. HOWELL is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Helen Jean BENNETT, of
McDonald, three sisters, Freda CROTTU of Shady Spring, W. Va., Mrs. Ethel
HILDRETH of Wellsburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Opal DAVIDSON of Gladewater, Texas;
and a step-daughter, Mrs. Gordon OSBORNE of East Hartford, Conn.
 Funeral services were held last Saturday in Waynesburg in charge of the
Rev. Edward DeLAIR, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, McDonald.
Burial was in Mt. Morris.

 Mrs. Mattie Grace THOMPSON, 79, widow of Thomas J. THOMPSON, of West State
street, Oakdale, died Saturday, May 28, 1960, I the Mercy Hospital,
Pittsburgh.
 A daughter of the late Seth and Jennie STUART MAGEE, she was born February
23, 1881, in Sharon.  She and Mr. THOMPSON were united in marriage in 1901.
Mr. THOMPSON died in 1945.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church, Oakdale.
 She leaves a son, George A. THOMPSON of Oakdale; two sisters, Mrs. Sara
SHAFFER and Mrs. Edith THOMAS of Sharon, and a brother, Carl MAGEE of Bay
Shore, L. I., N. Y.  There are three grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held May 31 in Sharon in charge of Dr. William H.
Lawrence.  Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

 Mrs. Anne KNARR ROSECRANS, 86, formerly of McDonald, died Sunday, May 22,
1960, in an Arlington hospital where she had been a patient several hours.
 A daughter of the late James and Hanna KNARR, she was born April 29, 1880
in Clarion County.
  Surviving are a son, James ROSECRANS of Roosevelt avenue, McDonald; two
daughters, Mrs. Nellie GRONBERG of Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Ruth MOORE of
Indian Rocks, Fla.  A son, Lt. Max ROSECRANS, U.S.M.C., was killed in an
airplane crash in November, 1948.
 Funeral services were held May 25 in Arlington.  Burial was in Columbia
Gardens, Arlington.

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 14, 1960

Mrs. Mary ZABEE MILLER, 77, of Sturgeon, wife of the late John D. MILLER,
died Tuesday, July 5, 1960, in the home of her son Glenn MILLER in
Coshocton, Ohio.
 A daughter of the late Joseph and Mary ZABEE, she was born May 13, 1883, in
Noblestown.  She had resided in Sturgeon for the past 50 years.
 Surviving are two sons, John J. MILLER of Carnegie and Glenn D. MILLER of
Coshocton, Ohio.  There are eight grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, in charge f the Rev. Jack PAXTON, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Archibald CRAIG, 67, of Detroit, Mich., died Friday, July 1, 1960, in the
Ford hospital, Detroit.
 He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William CRAIG of the Clinton-Moon
Road, Clinton.
 He is survived by his wife, Nell CRAIG, and three brothers, Harry and Frank
of Clinton, and Raymond of West Chester; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence
DREW and Mrs. Anna RICHEY of Clinton, and Mrs. Effie REEVES of Pittsburgh.
 Funeral services were held July 5 in the Moody funeral home, Clinton.
Burial was in the Clinton U. P. Church cemetery.

 Mrs. Betty Jean HEATHCOTE GELSTON, 43, of Greensburg died Wednesday, June
22, 1960, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Walnut
Cove, N. C.  The GELSTON family was enroute back to Greensburg after a visit
with Mrs. GELSTON's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. HEATHCOTE, in St.
Petersburg, Fla., when the accident occurred.  Mr. GELSTON is still
hospitalized.  The children escaped injury.
 A daughter of Fred and Eleanor BROWN HEATHCOTE of St. Petersburg, Fla., she
was born June 5, 1917, in Carnegie.  She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Greensburg and was
very active in the Greensburg hospital Auxiliary.
 Besides her parents and husband, she is survived by two sons, James S.
GELSTON, Jr., and Fred H. GELSTON, both at home, and one daughter, Miss
Margaret Ellen GELSTON, a student nurse in the West Penn hospital,
Pittsburgh.  She was a niece of Mrs. R. R. DUNKLE and Miss Hazel HEATHCOTE
of Sarah street, McDonald.
 Funeral services were held June 28 in Greensburg, in charge of Dr. Frank
ANDERSON and the Rev. J. Hoge SMITH.  Burial was in the Memorial Park
cemetery, Greensburg.

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 21, 1960

Mrs. Elizabeth GONZE KEPNER, 35, of New Lexington, Ohio, died Thursday,
July 14, 1960, in the Magee hospital, Pittsburgh, following a prolonged
illness.
 A daughter of Leo and Elizabeth WIBLE GONZE of Laurel Hill, McDonald, she
was born April 4, 1925, in McDonald. She attended South Fayette and McDonald
schools and resided in this vicinity until 1946.  The past 12 years she had
resided in New Lexington, Ohio.
 Besides her husband, she leaves her parents, three brothers, Emil GONZE of
McDonald, Leo GONZE, Jr., of Sygan, and Edward GONZE of Imperial; and three
sisters, Mrs. Dorothy ROMAN, Mrs. Dolores COOK, and Mrs. Shirley GARDNER,
all of Imperial.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pettit funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Edward R. DeLAIR, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Muriel (Merle) LIGGITT, 55, died Friday, July 8, 1960 in his home in
Beechmont, R. D. 1, Oakdale, of a lingering illness.
 A son of Mrs. Anna LIGGITT and the late William LIGGITT, he was born
October 1, 1904, at Beechmont, R. D. 1, Oakdale, where he had resided all
his life.
 Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Amanda WALTON LIGGITT, two
sons, Merle W. LIGGITT, Jr., of R. D. 3, McDonald, and George LIGGIT of
Oakdale; five daughters, Mrs. Grace CHAMBERS of Imperial, Mrs. Dolores SPEER
of R. D. 3, McDonald, Mrs. Gloria SMITH of R. D. 2, Beaver Falls, and Miss
Esther and Miss Velma LIGGITT at home; a brother, Clyde LIGGITT of Carnegie;
and three sisters, Mrs. Hilda COLEMAN of Rennerdale, Mrs. Louise LANGSTON of
Oakdale, and Mrs. Creola MOORE of Coraopolis.  There are 18 grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held July 11 in the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale, in
charge of the Rev. L. L. PIERCE, pastor of the Beaver Falls Nazarene Church.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 28, 1960

Miss Elizabeth QUINN, a former resident of McDonald, died Sunday, July 24,
1960, in the United Presbyterian Home in Wilkinsburg.
 A daughter of the late Louis and Beatrice MCCAUSLAND QUINN< she had
formerly resided in Arabella street, McDonald.  She was a member of the
First U. P.Church, McDonald, and had served as the first organist in the
present church building.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Home in charge of the
Rev. Samuel E. GLASS, pastor of the First  U. P. Church, McDonald.  Burial
was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Camilla R. HLUCHOSKI, 56, died Thursday, July 21, 1960, in her home in
Barr street, McDonald, following an illness of six months.
 A daughter of Mrs. Blanche ZALESKI KORZINSKI, she was born November 5,
1903, in McDonald.  She was a member of St. Alphonsus R. C. Church,
McDonald; the Alter Society, the Auxiliary to Barclay-Phillips-Robinson Post
No. 567, VFW, McDonald, and the Polish Women's Alliance of McDonald.
 Surviving besides her husband Charles and mother are five sisters, Mrs.
Frances SUPINSKI, Mrs. Rose KLIMAS, and Mrs. Florence ZYRA, all of McDonald;
Mrs. Ann PUNINSKI, of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mary WALIGORSKI of Chicago,
Ill.; and a brother, Joseph KORZINSKI of Chester.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C. Church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. James R. CULLEN. Burial was in
Resurrection cemetery.

 Miss Lettie M. JOLLEY died unexpectedly Sunday, July 23, 1960, in the home
of her niece, Mrs. Charles HENDERSON in Clinton.
 A daughter of the late EBENEZER and Elizabeth SIGHTS JOLLEY, she was born
at West Middletown and was the last member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a sister-in -law, Mrs. Martha J. JOLLEY, and several nieces
and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Moody funeral home,
Clinton.  Burial was in Claysville cemetery.

TWO YOUNG PEOPLE DROWNING VICTIMS
 Two young people, and 18-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, were drowned
Tuesday in separate swimming mishaps near McDonald.
 Miss Marlean HAIRSTON, 18, of Baltimore, Md., who was visiting here, was
drowned about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in a pond on the John HARRIS farm on the No.
9 Road near McDonald.
 Miss HAIRSTON and a friend, Miss Violet TOWARD of BULGER, were swimming in
the pond. Suddenly, the latter missed her companion and, being unable to
dive for her, summoned Mr. HARRIS, who recovered her body.
 The McDonald and Midway fire companies were summoned and attempted to
revive her but she was pronounced dead by a McDonald physician.
 She is survived by her parents, James HAIRSTON of Washington and Mrs. Lilly
HAIRSTON of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Donald, with the U. S. Army in
Germany, and James, of Baltimore; and two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve RATHBOTTAM
and Queen Ida POWELL, both of Baltimore.
 James MADDIGAN, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. MADDIGAN of Crafton,
drowned about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old Bavington Dam, on Route 22.  He
was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. at the Ohio Valley hospital, McKees Rocks,
after attempts by the Imperial firemen to revive him had failed.
 Young MADDIGAN had been swimming with several couples at the dam, which
formerly supplied water to McDonald and Burgettstown.  He would have been a
senior in Crafton high school this fall.

 John McCalmont COWDEN, 41, died Tuesday, July 19, 1960, in his home in
Santa Rosa, Calif.
 He was born February 11, 1919, on the family farm near Hickory.  He was a
member of the Mt. Pleasant U. P. Church, Hickory, and was a 1937 graduate of
Mt. Pleasant Township high school.
 He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting in the Navy in April, 1942, and
was honorably discharged in October, 1945.  He served in the Pacific Theater
on the Aircraft Carrier Lexington as a Pharmacist Mate in the Medical Corps.
About eight years ago he moved to California, where he had resided since.
 He is survived by his parents, J. Ard and Gladys McCALMONT COWDEN of
Hickory; tow sister, Grace, the wife of Edward WERT of Muncy, Mary Jane, the
wife of Lloyd R. DUNKLE of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and three brothers, J. Ard
COWDEN, Jr., James Clair COWDEN, and Thomas Welch COWDEN, all of R. D. 4,
McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Pleasant U. P.
Church, Hickory, in charge of the Rev. W. A. HADDEN.  Burial was in Mt.
Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

 Miss Margaret T. JAMES of Imperial, died Tuesday, July 19, 1960, in the
Magee hospital, following a lingering illness.
 A daughter of the late William and Jennie MCCONNELL JAMES of R. D. 1,
Coraopolis, she was born January 24, 1900.  She was a member of the Valley
Presbyterian Church, Imperial, and the Wa-Le-Ta Bible Class.
 She leaves a sister, Mrs. Mabel E. NEANOR of Imperial; two nieces, Mrs.
Jane BOYNES SUETTER of R. D. 1, Oakdale, and Mrs. Mabel YECKS CABLE of
Coraopolis; four nephews, John D.BOYNES of R. D. 1, Coraopolis, Ralph
AHLBORN of Imperial and George YECKS of  Coraopolis.
 Funeral services, in charge of the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL, pastor of the
Valley Presbyterian Church, Imperial, were held July 22 in the Wharton
funeral home, Imperial.  Burial was in the Valley cemetery, Imperial.

 Harry Stewart McBRIDE, 68, died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 1960, in
his home in Hickory.
 Mr. McBride was born May 25, 1892, in Burgettstown.  He was employed at
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp, Aliquippa, until his retirement in February,
1960.
 He was a member of Mt. Prospect U.P. Church, Hickory and Richard VAUX Lodge
No. 454 F&AM, Burgettstown.
 He is survived by his wife, Zelma BRUNNER McBRIDE; two sons, John E.
McBRIDE of Aliquippa, and Harry S. McBRIDE of Hickory; a daughter, Mrs.
Betty ATKINS of Charleroi; a brother, Edwin V. McBride of Burgettstown.
There are seven grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in Burgettstown.  Burial
was in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

 Dr. Thomas J. HOOP, 61, of Monongahela, brother of Dr. G.A. HOOP of
Hickory, died Sunday evening.
 Mr. HOOP, who had been a dentist in Donora for 38 years, was active in
civic and Masonic organizations.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in Monongahela
cemetery.


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