From the McDonald Record-Outlook Sept. 3, 1959
Mrs. Mary Louise CENIS DeBRAKELEER, 52, of Poland, OH, formerly
Raccoon, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 1959 in the Southside
hospital, Youngstown, OH. She had been ill for two years and
was a patient
in the hospital for 30 days.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
DENIS she was born July 5,
1907 in McDonald and had resided in North Lima, OH for the past 22
She was amember of the Calvary Evangelical United Brethern church and
Friendship Circle of the church.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur DeBRAKELEER,
a daughter Mrs. Paul
GRANGER of Petersburgh, OH, a son, Henry Joseph DeBRAKELEER of Lawrence,
four sisters Mrs. Michael HAGERTY and Mrs Walter HALLATEK, both of
Youngstown, OH, Mrs. Katherine DHANS of Detroit, MI, and Mrs.
NUFFELSEN of Washington, and a brother, Paul CENIS of Edinboro.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.
this Friday in the
Sedderley-Beilhart Funeral Home, North Lima, OH.
Mrs. Grace CUMMINS SMITH, 77, of Kay street, McDonald, died
August 26, 1959 in the Allegheny General hospital, Pittsburgh.
She had been
in failing health since spring.
She was born August 12, 1882 in Hopewell Township,
a daughter of Craig
and Elizabeth CUMMINS. She was united in marriage with Joseph
SMITH and was
a member of the First Baptist church, Carnegie.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. Elsie MICHAELS
of Crafton, Mrs. Thelma
STROBEL of Erie, Mrs. Irma BIBEY of East Sparta, OH, Mrs. Vila SARVER
Mrs. Leila BROSE of Carnegie, Mrs. Lois LAURICK of Gladden Heights,
Clyde SMITH of Oakdale, A sister, Mrs. Estella PETERS of Rochester,
brother, R. Clarence CUMMINS of R.D. 2, McDonald. There are 26
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon
in Carnegie. Burial
was in Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie.
Mrs. Bertha CHARLIER, 74, of Wellsburg, WV, died at 12:20 a.m.
August 17, 1958 in the North Wheeling hospital following a lingering
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile DEHOUX, she
was born August 25, 1884
in Belgium. She came to McDonald as a child, and had resided
Weirton-Wellsburg area the past 40 years. Her husband, Emile
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Wilma
BROWN of Weirton, WV, and
Mrs. Clyde ROBERTS and Mrs. Lennore BARNDT of Wellsburg, WV,
Mrs. William JOHNSON of Paris, and Mrs. Charles SMITH of MCDONALD,
brothers Emile, Jules, Fred and Victor DEHOUX all of McDonald.
There are 11
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 20, in Wellsburg,
WV, in charge of
the Rev. Robert Johnson, of Wellsburg, WV. Burial was in Robinson's
Harry Buchanan WALKER, 73, of R. D.
1, Hickory, died at 8:25 p.m.
Monday August 24, 1959 in the Washington hospital.
He was born March 22, 1886, in Greene County
, a son of the late Warren
and Hester WALKER. He was a member of Cross Creek Presbyterian
had been a farmer all his life.
His wife (The first name is blurred, appears
to be 4 letters) Elizabeth
WALKER died April 27 of this year.
Surviving are six sons, Wilbert of R.D. 3,
McDonald, William of New
Lexington, OH, M/Sgt. Lee R. of Burlington, VT, Raymond of Langeloth,
of Cross Creek, and Jay of R.D. 1, Hickory, two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth
DOWLER of Midway, and Mrs. Ralph ZIEGLER of R. D. 2, McDonald, and
brothers and five sisters. There are 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 28 in Burgettstown.
Burial was in
Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
Celestin J. DUMAS, 68, of Miller St.
McDonald, died Saturday, August
22, 1959 in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mr. DUMAS was born August 10, 1891 in France,
and came to the United
States and McDonald at the age of two. He was a former mine forman
Powhatan Coal Co.
Surviving are his wife, Anna DeBLANDER DUMAS,
a daughter, Jrs. John
O'BRIEN of Pittsburgh, a son Emile V. DUMAS of Monroe, MI, and two
Emile A. of Jamestown, NY, and C. L. DUMAS of Pittsburgh. Ther
Funeral services were held August 25 in St.
Alphonsus R. C. Church
McDonald. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Joseph TROPECK of R. D. 3, McDonald,
died Friday, August 21, 1959.
Surviving are four sons, Joseph Jr. of Sturgeon,
Emile of Baden,
Charles of McDonald, and James of Sturgeon, and a daughter Mrs. Nellie
Funeral services were held August 24 in St.
Mary's R.C. Church Cecil,
in charge of the Rev. Fr. Piter Shirra. Burial was in St. Mary's
From the McDonald Record-Outlook June 18, 1959
Charles S. OLIVER
Charles Smith OLIVER, 76 of Gladden Heights, R. D. 4 McDonald, died
on Wednesday June 17, 1959 in the West Penn Hospital.
A son of the late Alexander and Jane SMITH OLIVER he was born April
in McDonald. He was a retired West Penn Power Co. employee, having
substation operator. A resident of McDonald for the past 40 years
he was a
member of the First U.P. Church, Mc
Donald, where he was an elder.
He is survived by 4 sisters, Miss Margaret
OLIVER, at home, Mrs.
Elizabeth STOKLEY of McDonald, Mrs. George YOUNG of Washington,
Harold MATTICKS of Sewickley.
Friends will be received at the Petitt Funeral
Home McDonald,. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete.
Mrs. Prosper VERMEULEN
Mrs. Mary PIQUE VERMEULEN, 86, of R. D. 4
McDonald, wife of the late
Prosper VERMEULEN, died Monday, June 15, 1959 in Washington Home for
Aged after an illness of 6 months.
Mrs. VERMEULEN was born October 20, 1872,
in Belgium. She had been a
resident of the McDonald area for the past 61 years.
Surviving are 13 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.
Camille and Herman are deceased.
Friends are being received in the Rogers Funeral
home McDonlad. Funeral
services will be held at 10 am Thursday in St. Alphonsus church, McDonald,
in charge of the Rev. Fr.Joseph P. Lonergan. Burial will be in
Mrs. Gustave LACKNER
Mrs. Julia SPRINCE LACKNER, 70, died Wednesday,
June 10, 1959 in her
home in Fannie Street, McDonald following a lengthy illness.
She had been a resident of McDonald for the
psast 35 years and was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church of McDonald, the Auxillary
Post No.567, and the Auxillary to American Legion Post No. 485.
She is survived by her huband Gustave F. LACKNER,
three sons. Henry D.
LACKNER, and Gustave O. LACKNER, both of McDonald and Earl E. LACKNER
Pittsburgh, and a sister Mrs. Susan OLSON of West Newton. There are
Funeral seervices were held Saturday in the
Petitt funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Edward DeLair, pastor of the first
PresbyterianChurch, McDonald. Burial was in Robinson's Run Cemetery.
Mrs Harry C. McEWEN
Mrs. Euretta CUBBAGE McEWEN, 87, of R. D.
3 McDonald died Saturday June
13, 1959 in the home of her son Harry McEWEN in Parkersburg WV.
She was born Septermber 9, 1871 in Cecil Twp.
where she spent her
entire life. On Sept 9, 1891 she married Harry C. McEWEN who died June
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Wallace KELSO,
of R. D. 3 McDonald, 5
sons, John of Ingram, Harry of Parkersburg, WV, Carl of Warren, OH,
of Canfield, OH, and William of Woodburg, NJ. There are 18 grandchildren,
32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon
in the Rogers funeral home
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. W. Robert Caldwell, pastor of the Venice
United Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Robinson's Run Cemetery.
Mrs. John RIMER
Mrs. Janet NOBLE RIMER died Thursday June
11, 1959 in Butler Memorial
Hospital following an illness of 5 weeks.
She was born April 28, 1883 in Midway, a daughter
of William and Mary
Ann McDONALD NOBLE. She was married in 1913 to John RIMER and
Butler where she resided until Mr. RIMER's death in 1953.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles NOBLE
Sr. of Burgettstown and
George NOBLE of St. Cloud FL, a sister Belle, the wife of Guy PARKER
Steubenville Oh, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Wilson funeral home Midway
charge of the Rev. Robert Veydt, pastor of the Midway Methodist Church.
Burial was in Center Cemetery.
Mrs. Mathilda C. DUNN
Mrs. Mathilda C. DUNN, 79, died suddenly Tuesday June 2, 1959 in her
R.D. 1 Coraopolis.
She leaves a daughter Mrs. Caoline WINTERSGILL,
two sons Henry and Fred
DUNN and three brothers Ernest, Charles and William AHLBORN. There
grand childeren and seven great-granchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Weir funeral
home, Imperial. Burial
was in the Montour Cemetery.
Joseph NICKLASH, 53 of R. D. 1 Clinton, died suddenly on Friday,
1959. He was a self-employed contractor and had been a lifelong
the Clinton community.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ann NICKLASH, his
mother, Mrs Pearl NICKLASH,
two sisters Miss Mary NICKLASH of Philadelphia. and Mrs Ann MEEKER
Monaca, and two brothers Ronald NICKLASH of Ambridge, and John NICKLASH
R.D. 3 Coraopolis, Funeral services were held Monday morning.
Burial was in
Mt Olivet Cemetery.
James CASCIOLA 74, of Bridgeville, formerly of R.D. 3 McDonald,
June 15, 1959. Surviving are his wife Bernadine, and 4 children
BUDZIK , Nardo, Hugo and James W. There are nine grandchildren.
Friends are being received in the Fryer funeral home Bridgeville.
sevices will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's, RC church
charge of the Rev Fr. Peter M. Shirra. Burial will be in the
Mrs. Lila MULL, 79, died at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15,
1959, in her
home in Cowden, following a long illness.
Mrs. MULL was born May 24, 1880 in Greene
county, a daughter of the
late Daniel and Margaret FARABEE FISHER. She had been a resident
Canonsburg area since 1916. She was a member of the United Presbyterian
Surviving are her husband, William H. Sr;
six sons, Robert ATCHISON of
Orlando, FL; Harry ATCHISON of Westland; William MULL Jr. of Washington;
David Mull of R.D. 1, Washington; George MULL of Cherry Valley; and
MULL of Cowden; three daughters, Miss Margaret and Miss Mary, both
Cowden, and Mrs. Lila WAGNER of Beaver; and a brother, Samuel FISHER
D. 1, Avella. There are 31 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held last Friday in
Houston. Burial was in Oak
Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.
Mrs. Lillian F. COX PHILLIPS of Imperial
died Tuesday, September 8,
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry
G. COX, she was born
September 15, 1889 in Imperial.
She leaves her husband, Walter PHILLIPS; six
children, Mrs. Amelia
BRADFORD of Imperial; Mrs. Bernadine SMITH of Oil City; Robert PHILLIPS
Midway; Mrs. Carrie WANNER of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Idilla WILSON of Imperial;
and Miss Helen PHILLIPS of Carnegie, R. D.; two sisters Miss Idilla
Miss Carrie COX; and two brothers Charles and Edward COX, all of Imperial.
There are nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dorothy BIETZ, is deceased.
Funeral services were held September 11 in
the Valley Presbyterian
church, Imperial, in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL.
was in Valley Cemetery, Imperial.
Charles Edward THOMAS, 58, of Cecil
died Friday, September 18, 1959, in
the St. Clair hospital. He had been stricken at home earlier
in the day.
Mr. Thomas was born June 4, 1901, a son of
Margaret MELLON THOMAS and
the late John Charles THOMAS. He was employed as a machinist
Machine Co., Canonsburg.
He was a member of Cecil Fire Co. No. 3, Les
Solidares of Cecil, and
Slovenian National Home at Bishop.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Elizabeth DUFALO
THOMAS; a son, John
George THOMAS of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine JABLONSKI of Cecil;
three brothers and three sisters. There are six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon
in Cecil. Burial was in
the Venice cemetery.
Archie L. HARPER, 61, of Railroad street,
McDonald, died Saturday,
September 19, 1959, in the Veterans' hospital, Pittsburgh, following
illness of several months.
A Veteran of WWI, he had been a resident of
McDonald the past 30 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist church, McDonald.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Laura HARPER;
five brothers and three
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon
in the First Baptist
church, McDonald, in charge of the the pastor, the Rev. G. L. BOWICK.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook April 21, 1960
Mrs. Evelyn Grace VEZIE SMITH, 41, of Downey, Calif., a former resident
McDonald, died at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 1960, in a Downey
She had been seriously ill for several months.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas VEZIE, she was born
1918, in McDonald. She moved to California a number of years
ago. She had
visited relatives and friends I McDonald last summer.
She leaves her husband, Robert J. SMITH; three sisters, Mrs.
DEIGNAN of Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. Irene EVANS of Upper St. Clair;
Frances MORRISON of Downey, Calif.; and three brothers, Manfred and
of Downey, Calif, and Eugene B. VEZIE of Sturgeon. Two brothers,
William VEZIE are deceased.
Friends are being received at the Miller funeral home in Downey, Calif.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Lee Morgan FIFE, died Wednesday, April 13, 1960 in his
home in R. D. 1,
Venetia, after a lingering illness.
A son of Alfred E. and Hulda ELLIOTT FIFE, he was born November
Except for a brief period he spent his entire life on the family farm
McMurray Road. He was a member of Peters Creek U.P. Church.
He leaves a daughter, Marie; a stepsister, Susan CONKLIN of Tarentum;
two cousins, James G. FIFE of McMurray; and Mrs. Mary MCWREATH, of
Burial services were held last Saturday. Burial was in
Brush Run cemetery.
Henry J. CREPS, 87, died Sunday, April 17, 1960, in his
home in Cherry
Mr. CREPS was born January 18, 1873, near McDonald and had resided
his entire life. He was engaged in farming.
Surviving are his wife, Louise GOODICKE CREPS; and a brother,
CREPS of R. D. 3, Burgettstown.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Burgettstown.
in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook April 14, 1960
Mrs. Martha LYKE WOOD, 76, of Johns avenue, McDonald, wife of
Alexander WOOD, died Monday, April 11, 1960, in the home of Michael
in R. D. 3, McDonald.
A daughter of the late Thomas A. and Martha PRICE LYKE, she was
7, 1883, in Blanoven, South Wales. She had resided in Midway
for the past 73 years.
Mrs. WOODS was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
She leaves a sister, Mrs. Sarah WEBBER of McDonald; a brother,
of Weirton, W.Va.; and two grandsons, Thomas WOOD of DeLand, Fla.,
Wood, Jr. of Muncie, Ind. A son, James WOOD is deceased.
Friends are being received at the Rogers funeral home, McDonald.
services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Christian and Missionary
Alliance Church, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Donald P. McGARVEY.
will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Lyda WEAVER DAVIDSON, 73, of Midway, died at 11:00
pm Monday, April
11, 1960, following a lingering illness.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WEAVER, she was born
14, 1887, in Buffalo Village.
Mrs. Davidson was an active member of the Center U. P. Church,
the Rei Bible Class and the Mitzpah Missionary Society of the church.
She was a lifelong resident of Midway, and was a teacher before
marriage June 7, 1911, to James S. DAVIDSON, who survives.
She also leaves a daughter, Wilma, the wife of Dale WILSON of
son, Lynn DAVIDSON of Palm Springs, Calif.; and a brother, Clifford
of Midway. There are three grandchildren
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Moody
Mrs. Theresa LATINI, 72, died Friday, April 8, 1960, in
her home in Spring
street, McDonald, following an illness of three months.
Mrs. LATINI was born September 22, 1887, in Italy, and had been
of McDonald for the past 38 years. She was a member of St. Alphonsus
The LATINIs observed their 50th wedding anniversary August 23,
Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dena PETROCCO
Bridgeville, and Miss Annie LATINI, at home; five sons, Richard, James,
Danta, Deno, and Bruno LATINI, all of McDonald; and a sister, Mrs.
PASCUCCI of Masontown. There are 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R.
McDonald, in charge of the Rev.Fr. Joseph P. LONERGAN. Burial
James Ball DONALDSON, 60, a life-long resident of the McDonald
Friday, April 8, 1960.
Mr. DONALDSON graduated from Washington and Jefferson College
in 1922 and
fro the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1925. He was a member
First U. P. Church and Ernest Phillips Post No. 485, American Legion,
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. George W. KIEHL, two nieces and three
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Wilson funeral
Midway. Burial was in the Robinson U. P. church cemetery.
William Henry SHERMAN, 55, died suddenly of a heart attack
at 2:30 a.m.
Monday, April 11, 1960, in his home in Gilmore, R. D. 3, McDonald.
A son of the late Steele and Mary BUTLER SHERMAN, he was born
1906, in Lewisburg, W. Va. He had resided in Washington County
for the past
30 years and in Gilmore for two years. He as employed as a gardener
Mayview State Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie ELY SHERMAN; a daughter, Mrs. Colleen
of Washington, R.D.; three sons, Walter of Canonsburg; Donald of Pittsburgh,
and Richard of Westland; a brother and five sisters. There are
Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. Thursday in the Speakman
home Houston, in charge of the Rev. John M. SCOTT. Burial will
George W. MOORE, 60, of Collingswood, N.J., formerly of
suddenly on Saturday, April 9, 1960.
A son of the late William R. and Eva J. MOORE, he was born May
3, 1899, in
McDonald. He had been employed for a number of years by the Pennsylvania
Railroad in Pittsburgh, and more recently in Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna WARNER MOORE; a son, Richard
Philadelphia; a brother William E. MOORE of Steubenville, Ohio, and
sister, Mr. W. L. DEAROLPH, of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Collingswood, N. J.
Mrs. Elizabeth F. BROWN, 90, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 9, 1960, in
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell HITCHCOCK, in Midway.
A daughter of the late John A. and Frances DAVIS TAYLOR, she
was born April
14, 1869, in Midway. She was a member of the Midway Methodist
had resided with her daughter for the past 33 years.
Surviving is a daughter, Erma, the wife of Russell HITCHCOCK
of Midway, and
a son, Alfred of Pittsburgh. Her husband, George J. BROWN, died
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon n the Wilson funeral
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Robert VEYDT, pastor of the Midway Methodist
Church. Burial was in Center cemetery.