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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 24, 1952

E. H. MANKEDICK, 76, retired Oakdale coal mine operator, died at 12:40 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 1952.  Mr. MANKEDICK was a former member of the board of
the Oakdale National Bank and the Industrial Home at Oakdale.
 Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lillian CAMPBELL MANKEDICK; two daughters,
Mrs. J. G.PURVIS of Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. J. C. KETTERER of Ohio View,
Pa.,; a son William MANKEDICK of Ohio View, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Clara
SLOAN of Washington.  There are seven grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Oakdale United
Presbyterian church.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Myrtle GREEN STAMPER, 34, wife of Porter STAMPER of Jackson, Ky., died
Wednesday, July 16, 1952 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky.,
after a week's confinement there.
 She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert GREEN of Morgan, and formerly
resided at Cecil.  She and her husband moved to Jackson, Ky., two years ago.
 Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers, Harold GREEN of
Bridgeville, Ernest GREEN of Cleveland, Ohio, and Louis GREEN of Cecil, and
three sisters, Mrs. Thelma KUBIAK of Morgan, and Mrs. Bernice VEYDT and Mrs.
Florence VEYDT, both of Cecil.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the home oh her sister,
Mrs. John KUBIAK, in Morgan, in charge of the Rev. C. A. Gifford, pastor of
the Cecil Gospel Mission.  Burial was in the Venice cemetery.

 Mrs. Lizzie ARMSTEAD, 67, of Brook street, McDonald, died suddenly at 10:00
a.m. Thursday evening, July 17, 1952, from a heart ailment.
 She was born April 30, 1885, at Crest Hill, Va.  She had been a resident of
McDonald for the past 50 years, where she was a member of the First Baptist
church, a member of the Missionary choir and chaplain of the Missionary
 Mrs. ARMSTEAD is survived by her husband, Ulysses ARMSTEAD; two sons, Carl
POWELL of McDonald, and James POWELL of Oakdale; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn
DEXTER of Muse, and Mrs. Virginia JOHNSON of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers,
William THORNTON of McDonald, and Edward THORNTON of Detroit, Mich., and
three sisters, Mrs. Mary HILL and Mrs. Jennie BENNETT, both of McDonald, and
Grace Edmonds of Canonsburg.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist church in
charge of the Rev. William MCCLELLAND.  Burial was in Robinson's Run

 Paul YENCHIK, 66, died July 16, 1952, in the New Kensington hospital.  He
had gone to New Kensington to visit his daughter when he became seriously
 Mr. YENCHIK was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United states at the
age of seventeen.  He had spent the last 30 years of his life in Imperial.
 He is survived by two sons, John at home, and Joseph of McKees Rocks; and
one daughter, Mr. Mary DEMAO of New Kensington.  There is also a brother,
Michael of Cleveland, and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BERCIK of Ambridge.  There
are five grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held July 21 in St. Columbkille church, in charge of
the Rev. Fr. L. R. KOLAKOWSKI.  Burial was in St. Columbkille cemetery.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 31, 1952

 A two-car collision at the intersection of Routes 18 and 22 at Florence on
Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of a 17-year-old California girl
and injures to seven others.
 Stat police at the Imperial barracks reported that Samuel CRESSWELL, 55, of
Daisytown, with four passengers in his car was traveling sough on Route 18
and apparently failed to observe the stop sign at the intersection.  His car
was struck broadside by a car eastbound on Route 22 operated by Axel AXELROD
of Steubenville, Ohio.  The CRESSWELL car was knocked into the gasoline
pumps of the R. B. Jones service station about 70 feet away.
 Miss Barbara Ann GOLMITZ, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael GOLMITZ of
Crescent Heights, near California, Pa., died almost instantly of internal
injuries and multiple lacerations.  She was a passenger in the CRESSWELL
car.  Mr. CRESSWELL suffered head injuries and probable internal injuries
and his wife Janet, suffered minor head cuts, and their four-year-old son
Gary sustained minor head cuts.  Morris BARLOTTA, 11, grandson of Mrs.
CRESSWELL, suffered lacerations of the head, arms and body.  They were taken
to the Washington hospital. They were enroute to Chicago, where the BARLOTTA
family resides.
 Mr. AXELROD received minor injuries in the accident.  His wife, Bernice,
47, was taken to the Ohio Valley hospital with a possible fracture of the
left leg.  Their daughter, Mrs. Letty HOUSER, 22, was also taken to Ohio
Valley hospital where she was treated for head cuts.
*Compiler's note:  The deceased is listed as both 17 and 18 years old in the

Cousin of Midway Victims, Truck Driver Also Killed in Mishap on Route 40
Near Uniontown.
 Four members of a well-known Midway family and their guest were instantly
killed about 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Uniontown when their car was
struck by a large trailer truck which was running out of control down the
steep, three-mile slope of Summit mountain.
 According to witnesses, the large trailer truck, loaded with Lever Brothers
products, ran out of control near the top of the grade and came at full
speed down the twisting road, collided with the auto, and jammed it against
a five-foot stone wall.  Both the auto and the truck were completely
demolished and is reported that wreckage, mangled bodies, cans of shortening
and soap chips were scattered for 75 yards along the highway, and that
traffic was tied up for miles in both directions.
 The victims were members of a party consisting of two carloads of the Burns
family, who were enroute to a family outing at Ohiopyle, and were riding in
the first car, driven by Mr. ALBERTINI, in the second car were Charles
BURNS, Jr. 24, driving; Mr. and Mrs. J. Phil SCOTT, the latter a sister of
Mrs. Burns, and Mrs. Minnie DAVIS of Arkansas, a sister of Mrs. Donovan.
Mrs. DONOVAN and Mrs. DAVIS had been spending the summer with the BURNS
family.  In the press of heavy traffic, the second car had fallen behind,
and did not witness the accident, but passed it enroute towards their
 When the occupants of this car were some distance past the scene of the
tragedy, they realized that they had been separated for the others and
turned back to the site of the wreck where they learned that those killed
were the other members of their party.
 The dead are:
 Charles BURNS, 58; his wife Eliza FELTON BURNS, 56; their daughter, Mrs.
Bertha May ALBERTINI, 29; and her husband, Arthur ALBERTINI, 37, all of
Midway; and Mrs. Estella DONOVAN of Zeigler, Ill., a cousin of Mrs. BURNS.
 The driver of the truck, Clyde Dale WILLIS, 24, of Rupert, W. Va., was also
killed instantly.
 Charles H. BURNS was born May 2, 1894, at Time, Green county, a son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse BURNS.  He was a veteran of World War I, having
served overseas with a hospital unit.  For a number of years, he had
operated the school busses for North Fayette township.  Prior to this he was
employed in the mines of this area.
 Eliza FELTON BURNS, his wife was born March 15, 1896, in Monongahela, a
daughter of the late William and Ann HOLLAND FELTON.
 Both Mr. and Mrs. BURNS were members of the Center U. P. church of Midway
and had been residents of this area for 50 years.  They are survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Carl BICKEL, and two sons, Charles BURNS, Jr. and Harry Dean
BURNS, all of Midway. Mr. BURNS leaves one brother, Joseph BURNS of Midway.
Mrs. BURNS leaves two sisters, Miss Clara FELTON of Long Island, N. Y., and
Mrs. J. Phil (Bertha) SCOTT of Midway, and one brother, Harry FELTON of

 Mrs. Arthur (Bertha May) ALBERTINI, daughter of the BURNSes, who along with
her husband was also killed in the crash, was born March, 17, 1923, in
Midway.  She was a member of the Center U. P. church, the Couples Class, and
the Center Mission Circle.  She was a graduate of Midway high school and was
employed by the G. C. Murphy Co., McDonald.
 Arthur ALBERTINI, her husband, was born February 8, 1915, in Clinton, Ind.,
a son of Naomi TONOLI ALBERTINI of McDonald and the late Joseph ALBERTINI.
He was a member of the Center U. P. church, the Couples Class, and the Men's
Fellowship.  A graduate of the McDonald high school, he was employed at the
Disco plant.  Surviving besides his mother are four brothers, Baptist,
Albert, Emil and Carl, all of McDonald, and one sister, Esther, wife of
Anthony TORELLI of Hays.
  A service for the four victims was held Wednesday afternoon in the Edwin
G. Wilson funeral home, Midway, in charge of Dr. W. D. MERCER, pastor of the
Center U. P. church.  Burial was in the family plot in the Center cemetery.
 The body of Mrs. Estella DONOVAN, 70, was taken to a Uniontown mortuary,
where arrangements were made for returning the body to her home in Zeigler,


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 12, 1946

Claude ROGERS, formerly of McDonald, died Saturday, June 29, 1946, in the
Billings hospital, Chicago, Ill., following a brief illness.
 He is survived by his father, Alfred ROGERS of Detroit, a daughter Jane,
and two sisters, Miss Margaret ROGERS of Los Angeles, Calif., and Grace, the
wife of Walton LANGDALE of Detroit.
 Funeral services were held July 2 from a Chicago Funeral home.

 Julien P. SCHOLLAERT, 65, died at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 1946, in his
home, McVay street, Sturgeon, following a lingering illness.
  A son of the late Peter and Matilda VerCAMMEN SCHOLLAERT, he was born
February 17, 1881, in Belgium.  His wife, Paula THOMAS SCHOLLAERT died in
 He is survived by the following children; Thomas, Frances, Eleanor, Walter,
Julien, Jr., Albert, and Raymond, all of the Sturgeon vicinity.  A
grandchild and several brothers and sisters also survive.
 Funeral services were held Thursday morning with Requiem high mass in St.
Patrick's church Noblestown.  Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery.

 Leroy Frederick BURNS died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 1946, in his
home, 302 Third street, McDonald, following an illness of one month.
 A son of the late Addison F. and Lida PIKE BURNS, he was born in
Pittsburgh.  He had attended the McDonald schools and was a member of the
First Presbyterian church, McDonald.
 He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lillian HAND of McDonald; two brothers,
Charles BURNS of Beaumont, Texas, and Robert BURNS of St. Louis, Mo.  Two
nephews, Robert Hand of McDonald and Joseph HAND of Lakewood, Ohio, also
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Pettit Funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Joseph H. ROGERS.  Burial was in the
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Seamont WILLIAMS, 62, died at 11:00 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 1946, in his
home in Sturgeon.  A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Melchoir WILLIAMS, he was
born February 8, 1884 in Belgium.
 Surviving are three sisters; Catherine, the wife of William MOTTE of
Hollidays Cove, W. Va., Blanche, the wife of  Sylvester DUCARME of
Canonsburg, and Rose, the wife of George CONLEY of Walkers Mill.  A brother,
Sylvester WILLIAMS, of McDonald and a sister, Mrs. Helen JIANNINO, of
Sturgeon are deceased.  There are nine nieces and thirteen nephews.
 Funeral services were held Monday in the JIANNINO home in Sturgeon in
charge of the Rev. Charles F. TAME, pastor of the Methodist church,
McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Rosella MCDONALD MCANINCH, 84, of Emlenton, widow of the late Dr. D. L
MCANINCH, died Friday, June 28, 1946, in the home of her son, Dr. J. V.
MCANINCH, 308 West Lincoln avenue, McDonald.
 She is survived by the following children:  Dr. J. V. MCANINCH, McDonald;
M.G. MCANINCH, Pittsburgh; Mrs. M. L. DETOR, Tarentum; Mrs. Gertrude
PHILLIPS, Falls Creek, and Robert MCANINCH, Emlenton.
 Mrs. Howard STOCKDALE of Tarentum, a daughter, died four years ago.
 Funeral services were held July 1 in the Criswell Funeral home, Emlenton,
conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Mr. COSSACK of the First Presbyterian
church.  Burial was in the Emlenton cemetery.

 William James STOCKWELL, 78, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, July 5, 1946, in
his home in Dayton, Pa., from complications.
 Mr. STOCKWELL was born September 18, 1867, a son of the late John and Julia
SHEETS STOCKWELL.  The family resided in Valley street, McDonald, for a
number of years, the elder Mr. STOCKWELL being a well-known Civil War
veteran.  William STOCKWELL was a motorman on the McDonald-Oakdale trolley
line for several years and later moved to Pittsburgh, where he was a
motor-man for the Pittsburgh Railways for 35 years.  He retired a number of
years ago and the family removed to Rural Valley and later to Dayton.
 He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lee RUPP, of Dayton; a sister, Mrs.
William HENDERSON of Geneva, Ohio; and two grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs.
Samuel ALLINDER of McDonald, died in November, 1937.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Dayton, conducted by the
Rev. Henry MILLSON, pastor of the Dayton U. P. church, assisted by the Rev.
R. C. STRINE, pastor of the Belknap Reformed church of Dayton.  Burial was
in the Glade Run cemetery.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  June 24, 1946

   Lee HILL, 12, son of Vernon and Rachel COWDEN HILL of Hyattsville, Md..,
was fatally injured Wednesday while riding on a farm truck of his
grandfather, W. Lee COWDEN of the Hickory-Venice road, McDonald R. D.
 The boy was spending the summer in the home of his grandfather.  Wednesday
he was riding on a truck on which a hayrake had been loaded.  A rack had
been placed on the truck.  While passing through a covered bridge, the rack
caught on the timbers.
 Young HILL, riding behind the cab of the truck, was hurled to the floor
violently.  He was rushed to the Washington hospital for treatment.  The
accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. and the lad died at 4:30 p.m.
 A fractured skull was reported as the cause of death.
 The parents were notified of the tragedy and arrived about 10:00 Wednesday

 Patsy Ruth STIFFLER died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, June 24, 1946 in her home in
Primrose following a heart attack.  A daughter of Raymond and Marie TROY
STIFFLER, she was born December 21, 1942, in Primrose.
 Surviving besides her parents are one brother Ronald and two sisters, Mary
and Carol, all at home.
 Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon from the home,
conducted by the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS, pastor of the McDonald Presbyterian
church. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Leo BARTINS, 70, died at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 1946, in his home, R.
D. 1, McDonald, after an eight months' illness.  He was born August 15,
1875, in Austria and has followed farming in the McDonald vicinity the past
40 years.
 Surviving besides his wife Amelia KACERE BARTINS, are the following
children:  Mrs. Anna FEHL, Mrs. Mary BERNHART, Mrs. Julia PAVLIC, and Mrs.
Stella WILLIAMS, all of McDonald, Mrs. Helen FLANNEGAN of Duquesne, Stanley
and Joseph at home, and Edward and Eugene, both of Pittsburgh.
 Friends will be received at the Rogers Funeral Home, West Lincoln avenue,
McDonald.  A Blessing service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in St.
Alphonsus church, in charge of the Rev. Fr. J.A. BURGOON.  Burial will be in
St. Mary's Cemetery, Cecil.

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