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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 22, 1938

Sudden Heart Attack Fatal to War Veteran
 A heart attack caused the instant death Monday night of Charles H. SNEDDON,
47, of Midway, well known veteran of the World War.
 Mr. SNEDDON had accompanied his brother-in-law, Harry DAVIDSON of Midway,
to Pittsburgh and at the entrance to the Pennsylvania railroad station he
fell dead.
 The son of Thomas and Elizabeth MAIZE SNEDDON, he was born January 5, 1891,
at Larkhall, Scotland.  With his parents he came to this country in 1904 and
settled in Canonsburg where the family lived for a short time, later moving
to Midway.  He was a well-known soccer player.  During the World War he
served overseas.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Verona.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mayme RAMSICK FORGIE SNEDDON; two brothers,
John and Richard M. SNEDDON of Midway; three sisters, Mrs. Frank HOLLAND and
Mrs. Harry DAVIDSON, both of Midway:  and Miss Jean SNEDDON of Pittsburgh.
 Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon in the home of his
sister, Mrs. Frank HOLLAND, in Midway, in charge of the Rev. C. L. CUSICK,
pastor of the Midway M. E. Church.  Burial in Center cemetery, Midway.



From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 4, 1941

Mrs. Emma Lou JONES, 28, of the Westend, McDonald, died at 4:55 a.m.
Monday, July 1, 1941, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, where she
had been a patient the pas two weeks.
 She is survived by her husband, Sylvester JONES, a son, Sylvester, Jr., and
a daughter, Kathryn, both at home.  Her parents and several brothers and
sisters also survive.
 Funeral services are being held this Wednesday afternoon in the First
Baptist church, McDonald, conducted by the Rev. Mr. PERRY, pastor of the
Caldwell A. M. church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. JEANNETTE of Monongahela.
Burial in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 J. Stewart MORGAN, 61, died Friday morning, June 27, 1941, at his home
south of Imperial after a lingering illness.
 He is survived by his wife, Margaret MC NALL MORGAN; two sons:  John J. and
Stewart, Jr.; three daughters:  Madeline at home, Mrs. Josephine PETRIE and
Mrs. Pauline DINSMORE, both of Aliquippa; a brother, Harry MORGAN of
Oakdale, and four sisters:  Mrs. Charles CULLEY and Mrs. William CORE of
Burgettstown, Mrs. Fred AIKEN of Ingram, and Mrs. Fannie WAGGLE of East
Liverpool, Ohio.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the MORGAN home.  Burial was
in the Robinson cemetery.

 Andrew KERR, 82, a resident of Olympia, Wash., died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday,
July 2, 1941, following a two-week illness.  He had been patient and kind
all through his illness.
 Mr. KERR came to McDonald two years ago and since then had been one of the
family at the home of Evangelist Ella BOGER.  He was born February 14, 1859,
in Canada, became a Christian at the age of ten, and was a member of the
Christian Alliance church at the time of his death.
 He leaves a stepson, Newvell F. RAE of Tacoma, Wash., and three nephews in
Olympia, Wash.
 Funeral services will he held at 2:30 p.m. this Thursday in the Pettit
Funeral home, conducted by the Rev. R. C. DETTMER of the Pilgrim Holiness
church, Clinton.  Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 J. Charles WILSON died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1941, in his home in
Craig street, Pittsburgh.  He had been confined to the house the past
eighteen months and had been critically ill the two days which preceded his
death.
 Mr. WILSON had been identified for many years with the A. & S. WILSON
Construction Co., whose history as building contractors in Pittsburgh dates
back to the early part of the last century.  A large number of Pittsburgh's
skyscrapers were erected by the firm.  He was a member of the Pittsburgh
Builder's Exchange, the Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the
Masonic fraternity.  He was on the board of directors of the St. Francis
hospital and for thirty years had been president of the Western Pennsylvania
School for the Deaf.
 He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. Nesbit MC DONALD of McDonald, and
three sons:  Major Joseph Charles WILSON, Jr., of Washington, D. C.,
Lawrence A. WILSON of Pittsburgh, and Maitland A. WILSON, who several years
ago succeeded his father in the management of the A. & S. WILSON
Construction Co.
 Funeral services will be held this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Sampson
Funeral home, Neville street, Pittsburgh.

 Mrs. Johanna NELSON, 80, wife of the late John NELSON of Rennerdale, died
Friday morning, June 27, 1941, in the Woodville hospital
 She was born September 10, 1861, in Sweden and came to the United States 52
years ago, locating at Rennerdale.  For several years she had resided with
her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred DARNLEY, in Sturgeon.
 She is survived by three sons:  Gustave NELSON of Philadelphia, Oscar
NELSON of Crafton, and Carl NELSON of Coraopolis heights, and one daughter,
Mrs. Anna NELSON of Turtle Creek.  There are fifteen grandchildren and
seventeen great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Marshall Funeral home,
Oakdale, conducted by the Rev. George ...  (Remainder of page crumbled
away).

 Benjamin PRESSARI died recently in his home in Allison Park and was brought
to the Weir funeral home on Saturday, where funeral services were conducted
by the Rev. Samuel NEAL.  Burial was in Hebron cemetery.  Paul PRESSARI of
the Teasdale Service station on the Steubenville pike is a son.  Two
daughters in Apollo survive.



From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 23, 1938

Mrs. Elsie BELL DUKE, 49, wife of William Henry DUKE of Enlow, died at
11:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, 1938, in the Sewickley hospital.  She is
survived by several children.
 Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon in the Pilgrim Holiness
Church, Clinton.  Burial was in the Hebron cemetery.

 Robert C. GARDNER, 38, of East Pittsburgh, formerly of McDonald, died at
6:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 1938, in the West Penn Hospital.
 Friends received at the Jobe and Knee Funeral home, 123 Church street,
Turtle Creek, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30
DST at the funeral home.

 Mrs. Jean MURRAY NICHOLSON, 32, wife of J. J. NICHOLSON of R. D. 1,
Bridgeville, died at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 1928, in the Canonsburg
hospital.  She was born May 21, 1906, in Ontario, Canada.  She and John J.
NICHOLSON were married August 14, 1935.
 Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter Betty Jane, 2, at home; and her
father, a brother and a sister in Canada.  B. T. BAKER and David JONES of
Imperial are brothers-in-law.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the home, conducted by
the Rev. Mr. LUDWIG of Crafton.  Burial was in the Chartiers heights
cemetery.

 Mrs. Petronille SCOUVART, 88, of Liberty street, McDonald, died at 7 p.m.
Monday, September 18 1938, in the home of John B. ROBERT in Miller street,
McDonald, after a long illness.
 Mrs. SCOUVART, widow of Vital SCOUVART who died 25 years ago, had resided
in McDonald the last 51 years.  She was born in Belgium.  Her only son,
Frank SCOUVART, a prominent businessman at Avella, died in January of 1936.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Rogers Funeral Home,
with the Rev. N. E. KOEHLER of Avella conducting the service.  Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 John B. CAPITANI, 55, of 418 Valley street McDonald, died at 5:20 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 1938, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, after a
lingering illness.  He had been a resident of Valley street since 1904.
 He is survived by his wife, Sara POZZI CAPITANI; one daughter Clara, and
three sons, Ernest, John and Donald all at home, and one brother, B.
Domenick CAPITANI of Orchard street, McDonald.  His parents and two brothers
reside n Milano, Italy.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the CAPITANI home,
conducted by the Rev. S. A. MCCOLLAM, pastor of the First U. P. church.
Burial was in the Hilldale cemetery.

 Paul DE VOS, 75, of R. D. 4, McDonald, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday,
September 21, 1938 in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.  He had resided in the
McDonald district the last 50 years most of that time in Sturgeon.
 Surviving are two daughters, Ida, wife of Henry N. LOFFERT, with whom he
made his home; and Mrs. Gertrude RICHARDSON of Carnegie; one son: Paul DE
VOS of near Carnegie; one brother, August DE VOS, Sr., of near Cecil; 15
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST this Friday in the Rogers
funeral home, McDonald, with the Re. Alfred HUBBARD, pastor of the Center
United Presbyterian church, Midway, in charge. Burial will be in Robinson's
Run cemetery.

 Walter B. MILLER, aged 63 years, 5 months, and 22 days, died suddenly at
12:20 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 1938, in his home in Clinton avenue,
Oakdale.  Death was due to a heart attack.  He had been in ill health for
more than a year.  A son of John and Sarah Emmaline JONES MILLER, he was
born March 18, 1875, at Conneaut Lake, Pa.  He was united in marriage with
Cora Ann SMITH, November 8, 1907, in Erie, Pa., the Rev. Mr. CHASE
performing the ceremony.  He was a carpenter by occupation.  He resided in
Burgettstown for sixteen years and had resided in Oakdale the past fifteen
years.  He was a member of the Oakdale Presbyterian church.
 He is survived by his wife, Cora Ann MILLER, two daughters, Mrs. Marion
MILLER WATSON and Mrs. Dorothy MILLER SMITH of Oakdale, and one son, Wesley
William MILLER of East Liverpool, Ohio. Two brothers also survive; Joseph C.
MILLER of Hartstown, Pa., and James C. MILLER of Lorain, Ohio.  There are
seven grandchildren.  A daughter, Effie MILLER BOYLE, died in August 1937.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Oakdale Presbyterian
church, the Rev. Car. H. WHITE officiating.  Burial was in the Oakdale
cemetery.

 James, 2 1/2 -year-old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Robert ROGERS, died at 10:00
p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 1938.  He died of convulsions.
 Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers and three sisters.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.  Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.



From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 30, 1938

Frank MICHAUX, 59, of 320 East Lincoln avenue, McDonald, died at 6:20 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 1938, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, of a hart
ailment.  He had been in ill health for three years.  He was a carpenter by
trade and had resided in McDonald the last 52 years.
 He was born April 5, 1879, in Charleroi, Belgium, and came to the United
States with his parents at the age of seven. In 1903 he was united in
marriage with Mare DEKEGEL in McDonald.
 Surviving are his wife, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Amelia YECKO of Valley
street, McDonald; Mrs. Leona GOULRAND of Houston and Miss Doris MICHAUX, at
home, and one son Harry of the L. O. O. M. apartments, McDonald.  There are
five grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Leona GRABILL lives in Everett.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the home, conducted by the
Rev. A. R. ARMSTRONG of Washington and the Rev. Alexandre MAGE of the Irons
Memorial French church.  Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Emile JORDAN, 77, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, September 23, 1936, in the home
of his son, Emile JORDAN, Jr., in Midway after a six-week illness.  He had
resided with his son since the death of his wife, Mrs. Mary CAGNON JORDAN,
in December of 1933.
  Born November 12, 1860, in Joinville, France, he came to the United States
at the age of 22.  After residing at Irwin a short time, he moved to Midway
5* years ago and had resided there since.
 He is survived by one son, Emile, Jr., of Midway; two daughters:  Mrs.
Alfred HICKS of Primrose and Mrs. Charles RAVIART of Jeannette; 13
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Jordan home, with the
Re. Alfred HUBBARD, pastor of the Center U. P. church, in charge, assisted
by the Rev. C. L. CUSICK, pastor of the Midway M. E. church. Burial was in
the Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Robert Calvin GARDNER, 38, of East Pittsburgh, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday,
September 20, 1938, in the West Penn hospital of pneumonia, which developed
after an appendectomy of September 16.  A son of the late William and Mar
TOWARD GARDNER, he was born September 4, 1900, in McDonald.  He graduated
from McDonald high school in 1919.  He and Martha PALMER of Turtle Creek
were married March 3, 1926.  Mr. GARDNER was employed for 13 years in the
West Penn hospital as a laboratory technician.  He was a member of the
Turtle Creek U. P. church, and had served in the U. S. navy from 1920-1924.
 Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Patricia MAE, 11, and a son,
Robert, 8.  He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth, the wife of R. W.
TREHORNE of Wilkinsburg, and two brothers, George B. and Arthur, both of
McDonald.  His mother died November 22, 1936, and his father died April 24,
1937.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in a funeral home in Turtle
Creek, the Rev. Mr. COPELAND officiating.  Burial was in the Restland
Memorial park.

 Richard Joseph KARGLE, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter KARGLE of Bulger, was
found dead in bed Sunday, September 25, 1938.
 Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anne KARGLE JONES and
a brother, William, both of Bulger, and a sister in Oakdale.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the KARGLE home in
Bulger.  Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.

 Steve ADAMS, 69, died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 1938, in his
home in Cecil after a ten-day illness of pleurisy and complications.  He was
a coal miner and had resided in Cecil the last 29 years.
 Surviving are his wife, Caroline ASTLE ADAMS; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph
GODFREY and Mrs. Nick HEIRENDT, both of Cecil, and Mrs. Ernest WILKE of
Sheraden; two sons, John of Bishop and Joseph of Cecil; 21 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
 He was a member of the SSPZ lodge and of the SNH of Bishop.
 The funeral was held Monday morning from the home in Cecil with requiem
high mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church.  Burial was in the church
cemetery.



From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 16, 1938

Mrs. Mabel CASHDOLLAR, 37, of Corliss died at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday,
September 7, 1938, in the Allegheny General hospital after a week's illness.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LYONS of Corliss and was born
September 5, 1901, in McDonald.  She was dietitian at Langley high school
 Besides her parents, she leaves one son Russell, two sisters and a brother,
William LYONS of McDonald is an uncle.  Her husband died November 25, 1930.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in a funeral home in Corliss.
Burial was in Pitcairn.

 Mrs. Felecie CHRISTY, 63, wife of Charles CHRISTY, died at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 8, 1938, of a paralytic stroke.  She was born in Italy.
The CHRISTY family has resided in Raccoon for 30 years and operated a
grocery store for 20 years.  They are members of St. Ann's Catholic church
of Bulger.
 Surviving are her husband, Charles CHRISTY; three daughters, Mrs. Mary
GILBERT, Nell, and Margaret; three sons, Frank and Avenear of Raccoon, and
Alfred of Burgettstown, and four grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning n Our Lady of Lourdes church,
Burgettstown, conducted by the Rev. Fr. MC CASHIN.  Burial was in the Sunset
cemetery, near Frankfort.

 Henry A. CRISS, 67, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, September 12, 1938, in his
home in Burgettstown, following an attack of intestinal flu.  Death resulted
fro a cerebral Hemorrhage.
 Mr. CRISS was born November 25, 1871, in Jefferson township, near
Eldersville, a son of THOMPSON and Rachel VIRTUE CRISS.  He engaged in
farming until he moved to Burgettstown 23 years ago.  For the last three
years he had been employed by the State Highway Department.
 Surviving are his wife, Bessie STROUD CRISS, one brother, G. V. CRISS,
Lisbon, Ohio, and one nephew, James T. CRISS, Lisbon, Ohio.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect
cemetery, Hickory.

 Alexander W. BELL of Hickory died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, September 7,
1938, in the Washington hospital.  He lived alone and was in his usual
health on Sunday evening.  On Tuesday afternoon when Glenn COWDEN passed the
home to get his horses, he noticed Mr. BELL's dog in the doorway, and not
seeing BELL, entered the house and found him lying unconscious across the
foot of the bed.  His face was bruised and his nose broken.  Dr. R. E.
CONNER of Hickory was called and after giving first aid, sent him to the
Washington hospital where he died the following morning without regaining
consciousness.  It is not known whether he met with an accident or had
fallen.
 He was a son of the late William and Roxana SMITH BELL, and was born and
reared in Washington county.
 He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Albert EMERY of R. D. 3, McDonald, and
Edward W. CHAPELL of Cecil.
 The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. EMERY.  Funeral services
were held in the Hickory United Presbyterian church, conducted by the Rev.
John E. LOUDEN.  The pallbearers were Cline COWDEN, Walter Scott, Glenn
COWDEN, Edward CARLISLE, Jack RETZOR, and James COWDEN.  Burial was in the
Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

 Mrs. Mage ZANI, 47, of Bridgeville died at three o'clock Sunday morning,
September 22, 1938, in her home.  She had been ailing for some time.
She is survived by her father, Mr. KING, her husband, a daughter Alnora, a
son Louis and several brothers and sisters.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Lutheran church.
Burial was in the Bridgeville cemetery.

 Mrs. Minnie B. SPRINGER, aged 71 years, one month, and eleven days, of
Union avenue, Oakdale, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, 1938.  Mrs.
SPRINGER was returning home after a visit of several weeks near Roanoke,
Va., and was stricken with a heart attack in Morgantown, W. Va.  Death was
instantaneous.  She was the daughter of John and Martha DUNBAR SPRINGER and
was born July 38, 1857, in Washington county.  She was married to Howard E.
SPRINGER in 1902.  Mr. SPRINGER died in 1933.  She was a member of the
Westend Baptist church.  She is survived by four brothers, Charles SPRINGER
of Noblestown, Robert SPRINGER of Bridgeville, Ebert SPRINGER of Ingram, and
Albert SPRINGER of Connellsville.  One sister and three brothers are dead.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the home of her niece, Mrs.
June AUSTIN, The Rev. Mr. ANDERSON, pastor of the Westend Baptist church
officiated, Mrs. J. K. ROBB of Oakdale sage two solos, "The House Of Many
Mansions," and "Safe In The Arms of Jesus".  Burial was in the Oakdale
cemetery.

 Word has been received of the death of Carl MORGAN of McKees Rocks after
several years of poor health.  He was born in Clinton and later the MORGAN
family moved to Coraopolis and then afterwards moving to McKees Rocks where
they have resided for a number of years.  He was a World War veteran, having
seen overseas duty.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jerry MORGAN of
McKees Rocks.  His two brothers Ferguson and Wayne, and his father, Jerry
MORGAN, have preceded him in death by a number of years.


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