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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Jan 25, 1919

Mrs. Annie STEVENSON YOUNG, aged 41 years, died at the family home in
Beadling on Wednesday morning January 22, 1919 at 2:05 o'clock, of
pneumonia, superinduced by influenza.  Mrs. YOUNG took sick the day after
Christmas and this illness ended in her death.  She is survived by her
husband, William YOUNG, a superintendent for the Pittsburgh Coal Company,
and four small children:  Thomas, Jeannette, Robert and William; also by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert STEVENSON of McDonald and these brothers and
sisters:  James and John of McDonald, Robert of the US Navy, Janet, wife of
Andrew YOUNG of Webster, Jean, wife of Peter DUNCAN of Parnassus, Euphemia,
at home, Kathryn, wife of George W. LAVIE, of McDonald, Helen, Elizabeth,
Margaret, Henrietta and Florence, at home.
 Mrs. Andrew YOUNG is at present in the Mercy Hospital, having recently
suffered the amputation of a leg, following a long illness of diabetes.
 Funeral services were held at the family home at Beadling, Wednesday
evening.  The body was brought to McDonald Thursday and further services
were held at the Robert STEVENSON home, Valley street, Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock, in charge of the Rev. J. P. JORDAN, D. D. Interment was in the
Robinson Run cemetery.

 Audrey Marie MADGWICK, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. MADGWICK
of Railroad street, died at 3:15 o'clock Saturday morning, January 18, 1919,
after an illness of influenza and bronchial pneumonia.  An older sister died
January 11th.  The 15-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. MADGWICK was killed
instantly on July 18, 1918, while the family lived in Ohio.  Audrey Marie is
survived by her parents, two brothers, Walter and Henry, and one sister,
Mildred.  Funeral services were held at the family home Monday afternoon in
charge of the Rev. J. P. JORDAN, D. D.  Interment was in Robinson Run

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 5, 1941

Mrs. Mary Eva MCKNIGHT CAMPBELL, 71, died at 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 1,
1941, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gabriel HASTINGS, Battle Ridge road,
R. D. 2, McDonald, following a lingering illness.
 A daughter of the late Thomas and Angeline HAMILTON MC KNIGHT, she was born
January 31, 1870, in Plain Grove, near Oil City, and had been a resident of
near Oakdale for over 50 years.  She was a member of the Oakdale United
Presbyterian church.
 She is survived by two daughters:  Mary, the wife of Gabriel HASTINGS of R.
D. 2, McDonald, and Jessie, the wife of William B. FREED of R. D. 1,
Bridgeville; one son, James E. CAMPBELL of R. D. 2, McDonald; three sisters:
Mrs. James MC KNIGHT of Slippery Rock, Ms. Newton WALKER of McDonald, and
Mrs. Grand DOWNING of Bowling Green, Ky., and one brother, Howard MC KNIGHT
of Midland, W. Va.  There are six grandchildren.  Her husband Thomas A.
CAMPBELL, died November 28, 1936.
 Funeral services are being held at 3:30 o'clock this Thursday afternoon in
the HASTINGS home, conducted by the Rev. W. V. RITCHIE, pastor of the
Oakdale United Presbyterian church.  Burial will be in Robinson's Run
cemetery, McDonald.

 Elmer E. PARKINSON, 77, died Tuesday, September 2, 1941, in his home 253
Center avenue, Burgettstown.
  Born September 12, 1864, at McDonald, he was the son of Mark and Jean REVES
PARKINSON.  His wife, Mrs. Anna WALKER PARKINSON died 16 years ago.  For 48
years a conductor on the Panhandle division of the Pennsylvania railroad, he
retired nine years ago.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen of Carnegie.
 Surviving are a daughter, Miss Alta PARKINSON, at home; a son, David F. of
Bulger; two brothers, Isaac of Canton, Ohio, and Henry f Carnegie; a
granddaughter, Mrs. George KRAEER, at home; four grandsons, and one
 Funeral services will be held in the late home this Friday at 2:30 p.m.
D.S.T, with the Rev. Mr. SUTTON in charge.  Burial will be in Robinson's Run
cemetery, McDonald.

 Eli MOODY, aged 63 years, 5 months, 3 days, died at 3:03 a.m. Sunday,
August 31, 1941, in his home 369 Barr street, McDonald, following a
four-month illness.
 He was born in Delhi, India, and had been a resident of McDonald for
thirteen years.  He was a member of the First Baptist church, having
connected himself with the group soon after his arrival here.  He was a
consistent Christian and practiced his convictions in his everyday life.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clarassia MOODY, and a host of loyal
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the First Baptist church,
McDonald, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. D. B. MDODANNA.  Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug. 29, 1941

Anthony HAVELKA, 75, died at 7:30 o'clock D.S.T., Wednesday evening, August
20, 1941, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George CLINE, at Studa.
 Mr. HAVELKA was born June 18, 1866 in Czechoslovakia, and came to the
United States 39 years ago.  He had lived in Washington county for 26 years.
 Surviving are two daughters:  Mrs. Mary CLINE of Studa and Mrs. Mildred
TOMCHECK of Cleveland, and four sons: Frank of East Lincoln avenue,
McDonald, Stanley of Hills, Charles of Atlasburg, and Joseph of Short Creek,
W. Va.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the home of his daughter,
Mrs. George CLINE, at Studa.  Burial was in the West Point Cemetery, Avella.

 Robert Campbell SHARP, 71, of Buffalo village died Thursday, August 21,
1941, in the home of his sister, Mrs. Nellie DUNLAP, Canonsburg.
  Born June 20, 1869, at Burgettstown, he was the son of Edward and Rachel
BLACKBURN SHARP.  He had been a farmer at Buffalo village for 55 years, and
was a member of Upper Buffalo Presbyterian church.  On October 23, 1923, he
married Mabel REED.
 Surviving are his wife; two brothers:  William of Midway and Charles of
Hickory; six sisters, Mrs. DUNLAP, Mrs. Harriet STEWART, and Mrs. Mary
HEIDLER of Lakeport, Calif., Miss Katherine SHARP of Hickory, Mrs. Ola
BERLIN of Canonsburg, and Mrs. Rose LEWIS of Woodville.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Upper Buffalo Presbyterian
church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

 Charles W. BENEDICT, 78, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 1941 in
his home in Titusville.
 He had practiced law in Titusville for more than 50 years, becoming one of
the leading barristers in Western Pennsylvania.
 He was twice married, his first wife being Anna LEY and one daughter
survives in that union.  On June 3, 1919, he married Miss Julia ORWIG, a
sister of Dr. D. E. ORWIG of McDonald.  Besides his wife, he leaves another
daughter, Beverly, the wife of Howard BROWN.  There are two grandsons-Gary
and Craig BROWN.
 In 1939, Mr. and Mrs. BENEDICT went to California, where they spent about a
year, and since their return he had not actively engaged in law practice,
although he was often called upon for counsel.
 He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist of Boston and
supported the Titusville society in its work.  He was a man of pleasant
manner, always interested in his home city.
 Funeral services were held Saturday.  Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

 Samuel Alexander MC CALMONT, 84 of Hickory died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday,
August 21, 1941, in the Allegheny General hospital, Pittsburgh.
 Mr. MC CALMONT was a son of the late Alexander and Mary ALLISON MC CALMONT,
and was born in June of 1857 on the MC CALMONT homestead two miles north of
Hickory, where he spent his entire life until he retired in 1916 and moved
to Hickory.  He was a successful farmer and stockman, specializing in
purebred Spanish Merino sheep which he exhibited at fairs at many places.
He and his father were among the first to bring Spanish Merino sheep into
the county.
 A progressive citizen, he has always given his support to church, school,
and community activities, and had served as a member of the Mt. Pleasant
school board, being a member at the time the township was organized in 1902.
Politically, he adhered to the Republican party, but frequently voted for
candidates of his choice regardless of party.  He was a life-long member and
financial supporter of Mt. Pleasant United Presbyterian church at Hickory,
and attended services as long as his health permitted.
 Mr. MC CALMONT on May 17, 1888, married Miss Elizabeth M. MC CARRELL,
daughter of the late Leman and Ellen MC CARRELL of Mt. Pleasant township.
She died in 1909.  To the union were born seven sons and daughters, all of
whom survive:  Leman A. MC CALMONT, Ellen MC CALMONT, S. Loudowick MC
CALMONT, Elizabeth MC CALMONT, Donald M. MC CALMONT, and Allison P. MC
CALMONT, all of Hickory, and Florence, the wife of Oliver B. ROBINSON of R.
D. 4, McDonald.
 Mr. MC CALMONT was on of a family of 11 brothers and sisters, and of them
two survive:  Mrs. Agnes LINDSAY of Houston, and Mrs. Maude MC CABE of
Hickory.  Five grandchildren also survive.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Pleasant United
Presbyterian church, Hickory, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. R. L.
STEVENSON, assisted by the Rev. C. S. THOMAS, pastor of Mt. Prospect
Presbyterian church of Hickory.  Burial was in the Hickory cemetery.

 Joseph VORCELLIM, 56, a resident of Oakdale for twenty years, was found
dead Tuesday, August 19, 1941, on the Wittengale road.  Funeral services
were held Friday in Marshall's Funeral home by the Rev. Carl H. WHITE.

 Francis WHINNIE, 90, died at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 1941, in his
home in Big Run, following a lingering illness.
 He was born May 24, 1851, in Scotland and came to the United states about
50 years ago.  He resided at Cowden, (R D. 3 McDonald), for a number of
 He is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Oscar GOSS of R. D.
3, McDonald, is a daughter, and Mrs. David LITTELL of Venice is a
granddaughter.  A son Joseph was killed in France in 1918.
 Funeral services are being held at 2:00 p.m. E. S. T. Saturday in the
WHINNIE home in Big Run.

 The Rev. R. H. HOOD, 86?, a former pastor of the Noblestown and Rennerdale
U. P. churches, died Tuesday evening, August 26, in the Columbia hospital,
Wilkinsburg.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock daylight
savings time in the Mt. Lebanon U. P. Church.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug. 22, 1941

Harold S. ALLINDER, 39, of Valley street, McDonald, died at 7:25 p.m.
Friday, August 15, 1941, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a
brief illness.  He was taken to the hospital on Thursday.
 A son of Samuel R. ALLINDER of Station street, McDonald, and the late
Margaret R. STOCKWELL ALLINDER, he was born December 31, 1901, I Hickory and
had been a resident of McDonald since 1906.  He had been a former employee
of the Pennsylvania railroad and of the Southwest Penn Pipe Lines.  From
1925 to 1927 he was a private in the Photo section of the third U. S. Air
Corps, stationed at Bolling Field, Washington, D. C.  He was a member of the
First United Presbyterian church, McDonald.
 Besides his father, he is survived by four brothers:  Willard ALLINDER of
Columbus, Ohio; Carl ALLINDER of the Northside, Pittsburgh, and Elwood
ALLINDER and John ALLINDER, both of McDonald, and two sisters:  Mrs. Anna
KRENN of McDonald and Mrs. Russell TARR of New Kensington.  His mother died
November 18, 1938.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Pettit's funeral home,
McDonald, conducted by the Rev. S. A. MC COLLAM, D. D., pastor of the First
United Presbyterian church.  McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run

 Maurice Raymond GUEGAND, Jr., eight-year-old son of Maurice and Susan
THOBOIS GUEGAND of North street, McDonald, died late Friday night, August
15, 1941, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, of head injuries received that
evening when he fell from a moving automobile, being driven by his
brother-in-law, John YOURISH of R. D. 1, McDonald.  Maurice was riding in
the back seat of the car, had apparently opened the door and fallen out
while they were traveling on the Thoms Run-Oakdale road on their way to
visit Mrs. GUEGAND in a Pittsburgh hospital.  YOURISH rushed the boy to a
Bridgeville physician, who sent him to the hospital, where he died.  His
sister, Mrs. YOURISH was also in the car when the accident occurred.
 Maurice was born March 15, 1933, in Sturgeon and had been a resident of
McDonald for seven years.
 Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice MALONE of
West Park, and Mrs. Pauline YOURISH of R. D. 1, McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Rogers Funeral home,
conducted by Evangelist Jean ARTZBERGER of Pittsburgh.  Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Nancy Jane MC WILLIAMS LEWIS, 69, wife of William LEWIS, died at 12:15
a.m. Sunday, August 17, 1941, in her home in Westend, McDonald, after a week's illness.
  Mrs. LEWIS was born August 15, 1972 in Braddock and had resided in
McDonald almost 50 years.
 Surviving besides her husband there are nine sons and daughters:  Thomas
LEWIS of Bath, N.Y., William of McDonald, George of Wolcott, N.Y., James
LEWIS, Mrs. Mary BROMLEY, Mrs. Nancy ROSA, and Mrs. Rachel HUBERT, all of
Manchester, N. Y. and Mrs. Emma GILBERT and Mrs. Florence MERIAGE, both of
Primrose.  A brother, Elmer MC WILLIAMS of McDonald, also survives.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the LEWIS home conducted by
the Rev. S. A. MC COLLAM, D. D. pastor of the First United Presbyterian
church.  Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

 John Yolton SPENCE, 65, of Frankfort, died Friday, August 15, 1941, in the
Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, of peritonitis.  He had been in failing health
the last year.
 Mr. SPENCE was born April 25, 1876, near Clinton, a son of the late Thomas
and Maria YOLTON SPENCE.  He was a farmer and was a former member of the
Youngwood Presbyterian church.
 Surviving are his wife, Margaret BRUCE SPENCE; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred DE
VALKENEER of Raccoon, four sons, John, Jr., of Ambridge, and Warren, Harry
and Dale, all at home, and three grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday in the Frankfort Presbyterian church,
conducted by the pastor, the Rev. R. L. BIDDLE.  Burial was in Mill Creek

 Mrs. Jake TOMASIK, 39, Sunday evening August 17, 1941, in the Mercy
 Besides her husband, she is survived by six children.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the TOMASIK home.  Burial
was in the Valley cemetery.

 Mrs. Mary MARSHALL DAVIS died at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 1941, in
her home in Canonsburg, following a two-week illness.  A daughter of
Frederick and Elizabeth CLARK MARSHALL, she was born in Collier township.
 She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma SHEARN of Canonsburg, and four
brothers:  W. C. MARSHALL of Oakdale, Frank MARSHALL of Washington, James
MARSHALL of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles MARSHALL of Sacramento, Calif.
Her husband, Charles Fremont DAVIS, died 20 years ago.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday.  Burial was in the Washington cemetery.

 In the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, last Friday occurred the death of
John L. MC VICKER, 50, sales manager for the P. V. & K. Coal Co. of
Monongahela.  Death followed an illness of little more than a week.
 A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MC VICKER, the deceased spent most of
his boyhood in Monongahela and had resided in the Squirrel hill district,
Pittsburgh, for some years.
 The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter, as well as
five brothers.
 Mrs. James DAVIDSON of Third street and Mrs. Thomas OLDFIELD of Arabella
street are second cousins.

 John A. COWDEN, 68, a lifelong resident of Washington county, died Tuesday
morning, August 19, 1941, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
  Born November 3, 1872, in Mt. Pleasant township, he was the son of John and
Louisa COWDEN.  In 1904 he married Mary CAMPBELL of near Bavington.  He was
a member of Robinson church and of Burgettstown Grange No. 1502.
 Surviving are his wife and the following brothers and sisters:  Patterson
of near Burgettstown, J. Scott of Wellington, Kan., James of Hemet, Calif.,
Mrs. Belle GUTHRIE of Canonsburg, and Mrs. J. S. HUTCHISON of R. D. 4,
 Funeral services are to be held this Thursday afternoon in Robinson church
in charge of Rev. R. L. BIDDLE of Florence.  Burial in Robinson church

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