From the McDonald Record-Outlook Feb. 7, 1952
Frank WAZ, 36, of R. D. 2, McDonald, died suddenly
February 1, 1952, of a
heart attack while at work at the Schnable Brothers Welding
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy ZANEY WAZ, and
five children, Ronald, 11,
Richard, 9; Patricia, 8; Betty Rae, 6, and Larry, 4;
two brothers, Joseph
WAZ of McDonald and Paul WAZ of Sturgeon, and two sisters,
Mrs. Leo LESOWSKI
of Carnegie and Miss Violet WAZ of Frankfort Springs.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in
a Bridgeville Funeral home.
Burial was in Melrose Cemetery, Bridgeville.
*Compiler's note: This man was a cousin of mine.
His mother, Catherine
CWIKLIK WAZ and my grandmother, Bronislawa (Blanche)
(Pivovar), were sisters. I only knew of two children,
Mrs. LESOWSKI, and
Clarence JOHNSON of R. D. 3, McDonald, died
suddenly at 7:10 p.m. Monday,
February 4, 1952, in the Canonsburg hospital of a heart
He was born April 26, 1885, in West Virginia.
Mr. JOHNSON was a retired coal miner, having worked
at the Westland mine.
He lived in the McDonald district the past 16 years.
Mr. JOHNSON is survived by his wife, Amelia JOHNSON,
the following sons and
daughter; Joseph of Carnegie; Daniel, of Maryland; Virgil
and Louis, at
home, and Mrs. Gladys CHICONELI of Pittsburgh, and a
JOHNSON, of Morgantown, W. Va.
Friends are being received at his late home, R.
D. 3, McDonald, where
funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in
charge of the Rev.
Wilber N. THORNBURG, pastor of the Venice U. P. church.
Burial will be in
the Venice cemetery.
Beatrice VANCE YOURD, wife of James Dickson
YOURD, died suddenly January
31, 1952, in her home, Station street, McDonald.
Mrs. YOURD, a daughter of the late Jerome and Ella
MCELHERRON VANCE, was
born September 6, 1885, at Burgettstown. She was
a resident of McDonald for
the last 21 years, and formerly resided for 12 years
at Imperial. She was a
member of the First Presbyterian church of McDonald.
Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, QMQ1
Dickson Vance YOURD, in
the U. S. Navy and stations aboard the USS Hale, and
William YOURD of
Weirton, W. Va.; one daughter, Jean, wife of Williams
BURNS, of McDonald;
two sisters, Mrs. C. W. MCHENNEY, of Kittanning, and
Miss Daise Foster VANCE
of St. Petersburg, Fla., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in
the Rogers funeral home, in
charge of the Rev. Donald L. AIREY. Burial
was in the Oakdale cemetery.
S. William PEASE, brother of Mrs. W. L. ELLIOTT
of McDonald, died January
25, 1952, at his home at Irwin.
Not in good health, he had gone to St. Petersburg,
Fla. for a stay. Failing
to improve, he decided to return home and arrived in
Pittsburgh Saturday by
airplane. He continued to decline rapidly.
Mr. PEASE was born near Wylandville, a son of the
late Thomas and Jane Mary
WILSON PEASE. His parents died while he was young
and he lived for a time
with relatives at Oakdale.
He was twice married. His first wife, Elizabeth
CLARK of Oakdale died July
30, 1937. Three years later he was united in marriage
with Mrs. Sue MALT of
Irwin, whose death occurred June 21, 1948.
Funeral services were held Friday of last week
in Irwin. Burial was in the
Albert K. McMILLEN, 77, father of Mrs. James
C. DUNN, of Mt. Lebanon, died
at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 1952, in the Allegheny
He had been in ill health for several years.
He is also survived by his wife, and another daughter,
Mrs. W. H. RHEA of
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon
at the Beinhauer funeral
home, West Liberty avenue. Burial will be in the
Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
Charles H. REED, formerly of McDonald, died
at 6:15 p.m. February 2, 1952,
in the Veterans' hospital, Aspinwall, where he had been
a patient for some
He was a son of the late Carl REEDs of McDonald.
Surviving is a son, Ralph C. REED, of Carnegie.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon
Arthur LORANT, 45, of Cherry Valley, died
at 10:00 a.m. January, 30, 1952,
in the Mt. Alto sanitarium.
He had been in failing health and a patient at
the sanitarium for the past
Mr. LORANT was born September, 27, 1905, at Bulger,
and had spent his
entire life in that district. He was engaged in
farming in the Cherry
Valley district for a number of years.
He leaves one brother, Archille LORANT, of Cherry
Funeral services were held Saturday in a Burgettstown
funeral home. Burial
was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Anna
EMERICK THOMPSON, Lisbon,
Ohio on January 29, 1952, in the Salem, Ohio, hospital
following an illness
of five weeks.
Born near Venice, March 10, 1881, Mrs. THOMPSON
was a daughter of John and
Mary LITTLE EMERICK. She attended the Venice United
In 1913, she was united in marriage with Howard
A. THOMPSON of Calcutta,
Ohio, who died in 1939.
Surviving are two children. Mrs. Lester ZINZ,
of Jasonville, Ind., and J.
Wilbert THOMPSON, Lisbon, Ohio; four grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Rachel
CARTER, Cross Creek, and Mrs. Cora MILLIGAN, East Liverpool,
Ohio, and two
brothers, Ernest EMERICK, Summitville, Ohio, and Howard
N. J. Burial was in Calcutta, Ohio.
Mrs. Elizabeth STEWART, 92, of Venice died
January 26, 1952, in the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Nestor HUART, Venice. She was
born February 11, 1859, in
Surviving are two sons, Alex STEWART of Muse, and
John STEWART of Cecil,
and five daughters, Mrs. Nestor HUART of Venice, Mrs.
Henry KARGLE of
Venice, Mrs. Annabelle BOUT of Cecil, Mrs. Elizabeth
HOSTLER of Carnegie,
and Mrs. Calvin JOHNS of Worthington. There are
29 grandchildren and 31
Funeral services were held the morning of January
29 in St. Mary's church,
Cecil. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Michael ZAPOTOSKY, 75, of Westland, retired coal
miner, died at 1:40 a.m.
January 31, 1952, at his home after having been in poor
health for seven
Born in Czechoslovakia on December 10, 1876, Mr.
ZAPOTPSKY had resided in
this area for fifty years and was a member of St. Michael's
church of Canonsburg, and Westland Local 2026, United
Mine Workers of
Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary HONDOGA ZAPOTOSKY,
he is survived by two sons,
John, of Westland, and Charles at home; eight daughters,
Mrs. May DALPOS, R.
D. 2, McDonald; Mrs. Julia KERCHANSKY, Bridgeville; Mrs.
Theresa ENLOW and
Anna ZAPOTOSKY, of Carnegie; Mrs. Helen ZEMAITIS and
Mrs. Eve SETHMAN, of
Westland; Mrs. Margaret PATINA, of Manifold, and Kay
ZAPOTOSKY, at home, and
one brother, Wassel ZAPOTOSKY, of Heilwood, Pa.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning in
St. Michael's church.
Burial was in the church cemetery.