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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 3, 1959

Mrs. Mary Louise CENIS DeBRAKELEER, 52, of Poland, OH, formerly of
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 years.
She was amember of the Calvary Evangelical United Brethern church and of the
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, MA
four sisters Mrs. Michael HAGERTY and Mrs Walter HALLATEK, both of
Youngstown, OH,  Mrs. Katherine DHANS of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Victor VAN
NUFFELSEN of Washington, and a brother, Paul CENIS of Edinboro.  There are
two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  this Friday in the
Sedderley-Beilhart Funeral Home, North Lima, OH.
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Mrs. Grace CUMMINS SMITH, 77, of Kay street, McDonald, died Wednesday,
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 and
Mrs. Leila BROSE of Carnegie, Mrs. Lois LAURICK of Gladden Heights, and
Clyde SMITH of Oakdale, A sister, Mrs. Estella PETERS of Rochester, and a
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.
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Mrs. Bertha CHARLIER, 74, of Wellsburg, WV, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday,
August 17, 1958 in the North Wheeling hospital following a lingering
illness.
     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 in the
Weirton-Wellsburg area the past 40 years.  Her husband, Emile CHARLIER died
in 1921.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Wilma BROWN of Weirton, WV, and
Mrs. Clyde ROBERTS and Mrs. Lennore BARNDT of Wellsburg, WV,  two sisters,
Mrs. William JOHNSON of Paris, and Mrs. Charles SMITH of MCDONALD, and four
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 Run
cemetery.
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     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 church and
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, Fred
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 three
brothers and five sisters.  There are 19 grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held August 28 in Burgettstown.  Burial was in
Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
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     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 for
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 brothers,
Emile A. of Jamestown, NY, and C. L. DUMAS of Pittsburgh.  Ther are 3
grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held August 25 in St. Alphonsus R. C. Church
McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
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     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 SCOTT
of Sturgeon.
     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 cemetery,
Cecil.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  June 18, 1959

Charles S. OLIVER
Charles Smith OLIVER, 76 of Gladden Heights, R. D. 4 McDonald, died suddenly
on Wednesday June 17, 1959 in the West Penn Hospital.
A son of the late Alexander and Jane SMITH OLIVER he was born April 29, 1883
in McDonald.  He was a retired West Penn Power Co. employee, having been a
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,  and Mrs.
Harold MATTICKS of Sewickley.
     Friends will be received at the Petitt Funeral Home McDonald,. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete.
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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 the
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.  Two sons,
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 Robinson's
Run Cemetery.
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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 to VFW
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 of
Pittsburgh, and a sister Mrs. Susan OLSON of West Newton. There are two
grandchildren.
     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.
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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 28,
1949.
     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, Nelson
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.
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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 moved to
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 of
Steubenville Oh, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Wilson funeral home Midway in
charge of the Rev. Robert Veydt, pastor of the Midway Methodist Church.
Burial was in Center Cemetery.
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Mrs. Mathilda C. DUNN
Mrs. Mathilda C. DUNN, 79, died suddenly Tuesday June 2, 1959 in her home in
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 are four
grand childeren and seven great-granchildren.
     Funeral services were held in the Weir funeral home, Imperial.  Burial
was in the Montour Cemetery.
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Joseph NICKLASH, 53 of R. D. 1 Clinton, died suddenly on Friday, June 4,
1959.  He was a self-employed contractor and had been a lifelong resident of
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 of
Monaca, and two brothers Ronald NICKLASH of Ambridge, and John NICKLASH of
R.D. 3 Coraopolis, Funeral services were held Monday morning.  Burial was in
Mt Olivet Cemetery.
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James CASCIOLA 74, of Bridgeville, formerly of R.D. 3 McDonald, died Monday
June 15, 1959.  Surviving are his wife Bernadine, and 4 children Mrs. Mary
BUDZIK , Nardo, Hugo and James W. There are nine grandchildren.
 Friends are being received in the Fryer funeral home Bridgeville.  Funeral
sevices will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's, RC church Cecil in
charge of the Rev Fr. Peter M. Shirra.  Burial will be in the church
cemetery.
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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 of the
Canonsburg area since 1916.  She was a member of the United Presbyterian
church.
     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 Ralph
MULL of Cowden; three daughters, Miss Margaret and Miss Mary, both of
Cowden, and Mrs. Lila WAGNER of Beaver; and a brother, Samuel FISHER of R.
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.
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     Mrs. Lillian F. COX PHILLIPS of Imperial died Tuesday, September 8,
1959.
     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 of
Midway; Mrs. Carrie WANNER of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Idilla WILSON of Imperial;
and Miss Helen PHILLIPS of Carnegie, R. D.; two sisters Miss Idilla COX and
Miss Carrie COX; and two brothers Charles and Edward COX, all of Imperial.
There are nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  A daughter,
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.  Burial
was in Valley Cemetery, Imperial.
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     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 at Acme
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.
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     Archie L. HARPER, 61, of Railroad street, McDonald, died Saturday,
September 19, 1959, in the Veterans' hospital, Pittsburgh, following an
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
sisters.
     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.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  April 21, 1960

Mrs. Evelyn Grace VEZIE SMITH, 41, of Downey, Calif., a former resident of
McDonald, died at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 1960, in a Downey hospital.
She had been seriously ill for several months.
 A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas VEZIE, she was born October 6,
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. Celestine
DEIGNAN of Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. Irene EVANS of Upper St. Clair; and Mrs.
Frances MORRISON of Downey, Calif.; and three brothers, Manfred and Benjamin
of Downey, Calif, and Eugene B. VEZIE of Sturgeon.  Two brothers, Willis and
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 11, 1881.
Except for a brief period he spent his entire life on the family farm on
McMurray Road.  He was a member of Peters Creek U.P. Church.
 He leaves a daughter, Marie; a stepsister, Susan CONKLIN of Tarentum; and
two cousins, James G. FIFE of McMurray; and Mrs. Mary MCWREATH, of McDonald.
 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
Valley.
 Mr. CREPS was born January 18, 1873, near McDonald and had resided there
his entire life.  He was engaged in farming.
 Surviving are his wife, Louise GOODICKE CREPS; and a brother, George B.
CREPS of R. D. 3, Burgettstown.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Burgettstown.  Burial was
in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  April 14, 1960

Mrs. Martha LYKE WOOD, 76, of Johns avenue, McDonald, wife of the last
Alexander WOOD, died Monday, April 11, 1960, in the home of Michael EVANITZ
in R. D. 3, McDonald.
 A daughter of the late Thomas A. and Martha PRICE LYKE, she was born July
7, 1883, in Blanoven, South Wales.  She had resided in Midway and McDonald
for the past 73 years.
 Mrs. WOODS was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of
McDonald.
 She leaves a sister, Mrs. Sarah WEBBER of McDonald; a brother, Thomas LYKE,
of Weirton, W.Va.; and two grandsons, Thomas WOOD of DeLand, Fla., and James
Wood, Jr. of Muncie, Ind.  A son, James WOOD is deceased.
 Friends are being received at the Rogers funeral home, McDonald.  Funeral
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.  Burial
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 December
14, 1887, in Buffalo Village.
 Mrs. Davidson was an active member of the Center U. P. Church, Midway; and
the Rei Bible Class and the Mitzpah Missionary Society of the church.
 She was a lifelong resident of Midway, and was a teacher before her
marriage June 7, 1911, to James S. DAVIDSON, who survives.
 She also leaves a daughter, Wilma, the wife of Dale WILSON of Clinton; a
son, Lynn DAVIDSON of Palm Springs, Calif.; and a brother, Clifford WEAVER
of Midway.  There are three grandchildren
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Moody funeral
home, Clinton.

 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 a resident
of McDonald for the past 38 years.  She was a member of St. Alphonsus R. C.
Church, McDonald.
 The LATINIs observed their 50th wedding anniversary August 23, 1959.
 Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dena PETROCCO of
Bridgeville, and Miss Annie LATINI, at home; five sons, Richard, James,
Danta, Deno, and Bruno LATINI, all of McDonald; and a sister, Mrs. Mary
PASCUCCI of Masontown.  There are 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C.  Church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev.Fr. Joseph P. LONERGAN.  Burial was in
Resurrection cemetery.

 James Ball DONALDSON, 60, a life-long resident of the McDonald area, died
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 of the
First U. P. Church and Ernest Phillips Post No. 485, American Legion, both
of McDonald.
 Surviving is a sister, Mrs. George W. KIEHL, two nieces and three nephews.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
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 April 11,
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 at the
Mayview State Hospital.
 Surviving are his wife, Elsie ELY SHERMAN; a daughter, Mrs. Colleen CRAMER
of Washington, R.D.; three sons, Walter of Canonsburg; Donald of Pittsburgh,
and Richard of Westland; a brother and five sisters.  There are six
grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. Thursday in the Speakman funeral
home Houston, in charge of the Rev. John M. SCOTT.  Burial will be in
Washington cemetery.

 George W. MOORE, 60, of Collingswood, N.J., formerly of McDonald, died
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 of
Philadelphia; a brother William E. MOORE of Steubenville, Ohio, and a
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 Church.  He
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 in 1927.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon n the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Robert VEYDT, pastor of the Midway Methodist
Church.  Burial was in Center cemetery.


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