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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  June 26, 1952

Mrs. Florence CRYTZER, 35, of Cleveland, Ohio, died at her home, June 17,
1952, after a six-year illness.  She was born February 20, 1917 at Bunola.
 She is survived by her husband, Harry; a son James, and a daughter, Mary
Ann, at home; her father, Earl PATTON of Follansbee, W.Va.; her mother, Mrs.
Mary PATTON, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma MCPHERSON, both of Alexandria, Va.,
and a brother, Howard PATTON of Dormont.  She was a niece of Mrs. Ray LOGAN
of Enlow.
 Funeral services were held at a Cleveland funeral home in charge of the
Rev. John MCPHERSON.  Burial was in a Cleveland cemetery.

 Mrs. Bertha C. HARRIS, wife of Charles HARRIS of Midway, died at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22, 1952, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, following a
heart ailment.  She was stricken ill on Saturday.
  Born in Midway, August 7, 1875, Mrs. HARRIS was a daughter of Samuel and
Harriett ALLISON FINNEY.  She had spent her entire life in Midway.  Mrs.
HARRIS was a member of the Midway Baptist church.
 Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Merle HOUSTON (HEUSTON?), of
Midway, and a daughter, Mrs. Pansey LINDSAY, of Leesburg, Fla.; four
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held in the Wilson funeral home, Midway, on Wednesday
afternoon in charge of the Rev. George HEADLEY.  Burial was in the Raccoon
cemetery, Candor.

 Mrs. May Matilda BOWES, 64, of Cherry Valley died at 7:00 p.m. June 22,
1952, in the Washington hospital.
 She was born May 15, 1888 at Heidelberg, and was a resident of Cherry
Valley the last 47 years.
 She is survived by two sons, Joseph BOWES and Robert BOWES, and one
daughter, Mrs. Mary MCGIVERN, all of R. D. 3, Burgettstown; two sisters,
Mrs. John HAMILTON and Mrs. Lewis WRIGHT, both of R. D. 3, Burgettstown, and
four grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held in her late home Wednesday afternoon.  Burial
was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

 Archille P. LORANT, 56, a resident of Cherry Valley, died Monday, Jun3 23,
1952, at the Veterans' Administration hospital at Aspinwall.
 Mr. LORANT was born in Belgium on January 31, 1896, a son of Desire and
Josephine BARR LORANT.  He had resided for the past 40 years at Cherry
 His wife, Felecie PAULIAN LORANT, survives with four daughters; Mrs. Mary
STANISH, Simone and Josephine, R. D. 3, Burgettstown, and Sgt. Ermeline
LORANT, of Dayton, Ohio.
 Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lee & Wilson
funeral home, Burgettstown.

 Joseph W. HERVEY, who would have been 90 years old next Friday, died
Tuesday, June 24, 1952, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard ALLISON,
Hickory, with whom he had resided.
 Mr. HERVEY was a farmer and spent practically his entire life in the
Hickory vicinity.  He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Presbyterian
church.  He served as a road supervisor of Mt. Pleasant Township for several
 Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the W. K. ALLISON home.
Burial will be in Washington cemetery.

 Miss Mary MARSHALL died June 21, in her home in Frankfort following an
illness of several years.  She was a daughter of Homer MARSHALL and Mrs.
MARSHALL, formerly of Clinton.
 Surviving besides her mother are three sisters, Miss Ida and Mrs. Nora
STEPHENS of Frankfort and Mrs. Grace McKENDRY of Spring Run road,
Coraopolis, and three brothers, Harry, Elmer and Clarence, all of Frankfort.
She was a niece of Mrs. Georgia GOULD of Clinton.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the late home in Frankfort.
Burial was in the Clinton cemetery.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 3, 1952

Lyle Gibson PYLE, 52, of McDonald, was found dead at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June
29, 1952, in the offices of the American Express Company, McDonald, where he
has been employed as an agent.
 The coroner's office reported he had been dead about two hours.
 He was born January 1, 1900, in Midway, a son of Esther M. THOMPSON PYLE
and the late Samuel H. PYLE.
 During World War I, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
 He is survived by his mother, who resides in Steubenville, Ohio; three
sisters, Mrs. Myra CULLEY, of Mayview; Mrs. Wilma SEAMAN, of Portland, Ore.,
and Mrs. Grace EILER, of McDonald, and a brother, S. M. PYLE, of
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home, in
charge of the Rev. Donald L. AIREY.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Thomas Andrew HALL died at 11:30 p.m. June 26, 1952, at his home in
Patterson avenue, Imperial, following a lingering illness.
 He was born in Washington County near Florence and was the last of his
family.  He was a well known retired farmer.
 He leaves his wife, Martha C. HALL; a son, Andrew M. HALL and a daughter,
Mrs. Louise BUFFINGTON, both of Imperial and eight grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Cross Creek Presbyterian
church in charge of the Rev. Donald G. PHILLIPS.  Burial was in the Cross
Creek cemetery.

 Mrs. Mayme FERGUSON died at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at her home in Phoenix,
Ariz., following a long illness.
 The family was formerly from Midway and McDonald.  Her husband, William
FERGUSON, died a number of years ago.
 Surviving are three daughters; Miss Helen and Miss Geneva, both of Phoenix,
Ariz., and Mrs. William HOGG of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday in Phoenix.

 Mrs. Jane MCFARLANE BRUCE, 84, wife of the late James BRUCE, died Friday,
June 27, 1952, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel SMITH, Sr., Westend,
McDonald, after an illness of three weeks.
 She was born December 5, 1867, at Witcha, Scotland, a daughter of William
and Margaret ALLAN MCFARLANE.  She had resided in the McDonald district for
the past 74 years.  Mrs. BRUCE was a member of the First United Presbyterian
church of McDonald.
 She is survived by ten children; David, of Monongahela; Mr. Rachael SMITH,
of McDonald; Mrs. Jeannette KAYLOR, of West View; Mrs. Agnes ADAMS of
Pittsburgh, Mrs. Marie MCKINEY, of Lakewood, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret CARNOT of Jeannette;
Mrs. Ann SMITH of McDonald, James BRUCE, of Monessen, John BRUCE of Milbrae,
Calif., and Lawrence THOMAS, of McDonald, a brother, Robert MCFARLANE, of
Mt. Lebanon, and a sister, Mrs. Rachael BRACKENRIDGE, of Fayette CITY, and
41 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home n
charge of the Rev. S. E.GLASS.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 John DUTCH, 64, of Montour 9, died June 21, 1952, in the Allegheny General
hospital.   Funeral services were held June 24 in charge of Fr. Martin P. FLAHERTY.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Elizabeth May BURKETT STURGEON, 57, wife of Henry Sturgeon, died at
10:20 a.m. June 25, 1952, at her home in Oildale, Calif., where she had
resided since 1924.
 Mrs. STURGEON formerly lived at Midway and was a daughter of the late
Alexander and Anna BURKETT of Midway.
 Her husband, Henry STURGEON, formerly of Oakdale, survives, and the
following children, Anna Mary OLIVER and Jean STURGEON and five
grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; William G. BURKETT of
Washington, Mrs. Mary BURSIDE of New Castle, Alvin A. BURKETT of
Steubenville, Ohio, Richard H. BURKETT of Colliers R. D. W. Va., and Mrs.
Mildred ROBERT of Burgettstown, R. D.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 10, 1952

Mrs. Anna KLINSKY, 66, of Primrose, widow of John KLINSKY, died at 10:30
a.m. July 4, 1952, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a six month
illness of a heart ailment.
 She was born April 8, 1886, in Austria-Hungary, a daughter of John and Anna
FILINSKY ALEXANDER.  She was a member of the Veterans Ladies' Auxiliary of
McDonald, and was a resident of Primrose since 1924, the year her husband
 Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret GILBERT of R. D. 3, McDonald;
sour sons, John of Midland, William and Charles of R. D. 3, McDonald, and
Alex of Ambridge.  There are four grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in charge of Dr. W. D. Mercer,
pastor of the Center U. P. Church, Midway.  Burial was in the Melrose
cemetery, Bridgeville.

 Victor L. CENIS, 80, husband of Mary PLETINCKS CENIS, died Thursday, July
3, 1952, at his home in Liberty street McDonald, after a long illness.
 Mr. CENIS was born July 13, 1871, in Belgium and had been a resident of
McDonald for the past 60 years.
 He operated a hardware store in Burgettstown and McDonald, since 1926 and
until his retirement in 1947.
 Mr. CENIS and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April
20, 1952.
 Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Erma CENIS WORK of Conway,
and Miss Thelma CENIS at home, and a stepson, John VANDECASTY of Pittsburgh.
There are eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Pettit funeral home.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Johnston D. ELDER, 82, of Frankfort Springs, Beaver county, died at 2:30
a.m. Thursday, July 3, 1952, in the Bebout Convalescent Home, Wolfdale.
 He was born October 23, 1869, in Hanover township, Washington County.
 He is survived by a son, William B. ELDER of R. D. 1, New Cumberland, W.
Va.   Funeral services were held Saturday.  Burial was in Robinson's Run

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