From the McDonald Record-Outlook March 6, 1952
Joseph M. PUSKAR, 58, life-long resident of Imperial, died suddenly
February 28, 1952.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Marie CARSON of Rhode
Mrs. Virginia MULLOOLY of Boston, Mass., and four brothers, John J.
Columbus, Ohio, A.T. of Barberton, Ohio, and L.A. and Foldy of Imperial.
Friends were received at the Moody funeral home at Clinton, where
were held Monday morning. Burial was in St. Columbkille cemetery.
Mrs. Sherman HALEY of Midway died Saturday, March 1, 1952, at
after a brief illness.
She was born January 10, 1894 in Midway.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth
two sons, George and Edward HALEY; three sisters, Mrs. Clara DEMPE,
Russell GRIFFITH and Mrs. Margaret BYERBACH; three brothers, Peter,
and Henry KLEIN; four grandsons and two granddaughters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in her late home
in charge of
the Rev. George HEADLEY. Burial was in Center cemetery.
Mrs. Tamzan L. GOSSETT, wife of George D. GOSSETT of Pendleton,
February 29, 1952, in St. John's hospital, Anderson, Ind., following
illness of one month. She resided in Cecil Township until four
Mrs. GOSSETT was born April 28, 1911.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Cpl. John H.
Korea, and Fred A. GOSSETT, Pendleton, Ind.; three brothers, John
MACNICKLOS, Van MACNICKLOS, and Abner MACNICKLOS, and a sister, Mrs.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Coleman
Cecil. Burial was in the Venice cemetery.
Mrs. Frances PETACH, wife of John PETACH of Midway, died at 9:00
February 29, 1952, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief
She was born April 5, 1901, and had been a resident of Midway
most of her
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, John PETACH, Jr.;
daughter, Mrs. William MARTIK; a brother, Frank NAGODE, and two sisters,
Mrs. Frank KOSE< and Mrs. Joseph JANESHEK, all of midway.
There is one
Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Ann's Catholic
Bulger. Burial was in Center Cemetery, Midway.
Mrs. Anna Louise TRAUTMAN EHLE, 66, WIFE OF George R. EHLE, of
died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 1952 in the Sewickley Valley
hospital of a heart ailment.
She was born February 20, 1886, in McDonald. Mrs. EHLE
was a member of the
Valley Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides her husband, are five daughters, Mrs. Alda
Eleanor KRAWCHYK, Mrs. Anna Mae SUCHAR, Mrs. Alyce NESTOR, and Miss
Gertrude; four sons, Ralph, George, Marvin and Robert, all of this
also 31 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs.
GOSS of R. D. 3, Coraopolis, and Mrs. Margaret LINK of Youngstown,
one brother, Henry TRAUTMAN of Gary, Ind.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL in
Presbyterian church Monday afternoon. Burial was in the church
Thomas Weir JOHNSTON, of Elm Grove, W. Va., died early Thursday
February 28 1952, in the Ohio Valley hospital, Wheeling, where he had
patient for twelve weeks.
A son of the late Francis and Sara WEIR JOHNSTON of Laurel Hill,
he was born February 17, 1883, at Primrose. He was a member of
Presbyterian Stone church, Elm Grove, the IOOF Lodge and the Civic
Elm Grove, and the Garfield Lodge No. 604, F and A. M. of McDonald.
Surviving are his wife, the former Emily ROBERTS of McDonald,
daughters, Nova, wife of George GOOLSBY of Sharon; Sara, wife of Charles
SEIDEL of Elm Grove, and Miss Marie, at home; one brother, William
Johnston of McDonald, and two sisters, Margaret, wife of William I.
North CHARLEROI and Mrs. Elizabeth TUCKER of Elm Grove. There are three
Funeral services were held Saturday morning in a funeral home
in Elm Grove.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
William Lawrence RAMOUS, two-month-old son of William and Isabelle
RAMOUS of Fannie street, McDonald, died March 4, 1952, in the Children's
hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born December 27, 1951, in the Canonsburg
Friends will be received at the Rogers funeral home. A
will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in St. Alphonsus church in charge
Martin FLAHERTY. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Noblestown.
Mrs. Phoebe PILKINGTON, 76, of Westland, died at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday,
4, 1952, in the Canonsburg hospital following an illness of two months.
had been hospitalized three weeks.
Mr. PILKINGTON was born August 7, 1875, in England and had been
of Westland for 49 years. She was a faithful member of the Westland
Mission and charter member of its Women's Missionary society.
William PILKINGTON, died March 24, 1930.
Survivors include two children: Mary Ann, Wife of Robert
ATCHISON, and A.
D. PILKINGTON, both of Westland; eight grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BLACKLEDGE of Library;
one sister and two brothers in England.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Westland
Mission in charge of Rev. W. N. THORNBURG. Burial will be in
William WASHINGTON, 65, of Valley street, McDonald, died February
in the Presbyterian hospital following an operation.
He had been a resident of McDonald for six years, residing with his
Mrs. Bessie CRAVEN. He was a member of the First Baptist church
Youngstown, Ohio, and Pride of the West Lodge No. 196.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lula LINDSEY of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
two nieces and
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Trinity
church, Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. A. A. HENDERSON. Burial
was in the
Mrs. Martha MCMURRAY MITCHELL, wife of Nick MITCHELL, died at
March 1, 1952, in her home at Moundsville, W.Va., following a year's
She was born November 11, 1898, in Oakdale, a daughter of the
W. and Mary MORRISON MCMURRAY.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a stepson, George MITCHELL,
Moundsville, a sister, Miss Agnes MCMURRAY, and a brother, Robert MCMURRAY,
both of Oakdale.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at a funeral home
Moundsville in charge of the Rev. Roy SHOAF, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Moundsville.
ATLASBURG GI KILLED IN KOREA
Pfc. Albert GANCHUCK of Atlasburg was killed in action in Korea
18, the Department of Defense has notified his mother, Mrs. Anna GANCHUCK.
His death brings Washington county's known Korean War dead, killed,
wounded or died of disease contracted at the front to and unofficial
of 28. Only one died of disease, Pvt. Floyd W. DONAHOO, of Marianna,
of a mysterious malady which took a heavy toll among Allied soldiers.
Private First Class GANCHUCK, 23, was drafted into the Army May
and completed basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky. He was sent overseas
began duty in Korea last December 30, with the 32nd Infantry Regiment,
He had corresponded regularly with his family, the last later
February 15, 1952, and was received on February 25.
Albert is the son of Mrs. Anna GANCHUCK and the late Fred GANCHUCK
born January 27, 1929, at Westland. He attended public schools
and Union high school, Burgettstown. He was employed by Jones
Steel Co. at Aliquippa, before his induction.
Surviving are two brothers, Steve of Glassport and Fred, Jr.
at home; and
two sisters; Mrs. Virginia PRYOR, McDonald, and Mrs. Marie WEBSTER
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Jan. 15, 1931
OAKDALE MAN IS KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR
MATT HURNEY DIES ALMOST INSTANTLY OF FRACTURED SKULL; ACCIDENT OCCURRED
MEVEY FROM EAST OF MCDONALD
Last night at about eleven-thirty Matt HURNEY, age 26, of Oakdale,
by a car and killed on the Noblestown road near the Mevey farm.
walking toward Oakdale, when he met a car coming toward McDonald and
by J. B. AIKEN of Bulger. In attempting to avoid being hit, the
asserts that HURNEY walked into the path of the car and that the accident
was unavoidable. The fender of the car hit him. He was
brought to McDonald
to the office of Deputy Coroner E. S. RHOADES, and a physician was
but he was pronounced dead from a fracture of the skull.
Mr. HURNEY was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. HURNEY of Oakdale,
and a twin
brother of John HURNEY of Youngstown. He is also survived by
brother, Owen, at home, and four sisters, Mr. A. A. CHAMAR, Mrs. C.
MARMARGIN and Mrs. Jack HAMPSON all of Youngstown, and Mrs. W. J. HERMAN
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning in the St.
church, Noblestown. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
ENGINEER DIED IN ENGIN CAB
JAMES W. BRABSON SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK ON WAY HOME FROM WORK; FORMERLY
LIVED IN MIDWAY; WELL KNOWN HERE
James W. BRABSON, an engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died
last Monday night at twelve o'clock in the cab of the engine in which
riding. He was returning from work to his home in Steubenville,
boarded the engine of a freight train at Wheeling to make the trip.
distance east of that city he dropped suddenly dead. His death
attributed to heart trouble. Mr. BRABSON was 37 years of age
and was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BRABSON of Burgettstown.
He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Ruth
Steubenville, and two children, William age 11, and Dorothy, age 4.
parents also are living and three sisters and two brothers; Mrs. George
PALIN, Midway; Mrs. Wallace STEWART, McDonald; Mrs. William BAIRD,
John BRABSON, Midway and Edward BRABSON, McDonald.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at two
Burgettstown conducted by Rev. MOSS and Rev. GOE.
VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK WHILE ON CANONSBURG STREET
BORN IN MIDWAY; WAS MOTHER OF TWO MCDONALD RESIDENTS
Stricken Friday afternoon while walking on the street in front
of the West
Penn Power Company office in Canonsburg, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth RUEFF,
Black avenue, died shortly afterward at her home where she had been
Acute dilatation of the heart is given as the cause of her death.
She was born in Midway April 13, 1873, but had made her home
for a number of years. Her husband, John RUEFF is deceased but
survived by the following children: Mrs. William DURBIN, McDonald;
M. JOYCE, address unknown; Mrs. Harry CHARLTON, Canonsburg, and two
and two brothers, Mrs. J. G. MCCULLOUGH and Mrs. Frank CARNAHAN, Clinton;
Frank CUNNNINGHAM, McDonald, and Robert AYRES, New Kensington.
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Harry CHARLTON, 2 Black avenue, Canonsburg, and
was in the Oak Springs cemetery.
AGED BULGER RESIDENT IS CALLED BY DEATH
WAS BORN IN GERMANY, COMING TO THIS COUNTRY WHEN TWENTY-ONE
Leonard HERMES, aged 87 years, for the past 50 years a resident
died in his home at Bulger Saturday morning at 7:20 o'clock.
He had been
confined to his bed for 18 days.
Mr. HERMES was widely known throughout the district. He
leaves his wife
and the following children; Mrs. Elizabeth RAYNOR of Squirrel
Pittsburgh; Mrs. Margaret LOUER, of Midway; Mrs. Lillian DEER of Midway;
Mrs. Catherine LECOUVIE, of Bulger, and Thomas HERMES, of Rochester.
other children, now deceased were Mrs. W. H. JOHNSON and Michael HERMES.
There are 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock in
the St. Anne
Roman Catholic Church at Bulger. Interment was in St. Patrick's
SAMUEL MCCANN FUNERAL
Short funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Samuel
his late residence in Venice, in charge of Rev. S. G. CONNER.
died Tuesday evening, January 5, after being ill only a few days of
pneumonia. He as taken sick at Avella, where he was employed,
to his home Friday..
*Compiler's note: Remainder of obit missing, newspaper was crumbled
OAKDALE WOMAN PASSES AWAY
PNEUMONIA CLAIMS MRS. MARY CRAWFORD AFTER ILLNESS OF FOUR DAYS; BORN
Mrs. Mary A. MCNALL CRAWFORD died at her home on 32 Bridge street,
Pa., Monday evening, January 12, 1931, at 10:15 o'clock, after four
illness of pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. G. W.
MCNALL of near Clinton, Pa. Mrs. CRAWFORD was born May 26, 1852
Clinton. For the past 23 years she has been a resident of Oakdale,
there in 1908. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Mr. E. D.
Robinson Township, Washington County and to this marriage was born
children, seven of whom are still living.
Mrs. CRAWFORS was a faithful member of the First United Presbyterian
of Oakdale, a devoted mother and a kind and loving neighbor and friend.
CRAWFORD died 26 years ago.
She leaves the following children; R. M. CRAWFORD, Addie, Idaho;
CRAWFORD, Mercer, Pa.; Mrs. Anna GLASS and Mrs. John M. SIMPSON, Bulger,
Pa.; Mrs. Joseph S. HADDEN, Oakdale, and Dr. Ralph MCNALL DRAWFORD,
whom she make her home.
Services were held in the late home Wednesday evening at eight
conducted by the Rev. E. A. DOWEY, assisted by the Rev. W. R. MCMUNN.
Interment was Thursday morning in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
This is from the March 20, 1931 McDonald, PA, "Record".
Mrs. Sylvia DELVAUX, 72, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 1931, in her
935 Fallowfield avenue, Charleroi, after an illness of four days.
Born in Roux, Belgium, February 20, 1859, she came to America
53 years ago.
She resided in McDonald prior to moving the Charleroi 29 years ago.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter: Frank H. of Charleroi,
Niles, Ohio, and Mrs. Alice GODISART of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of last week,
the Rev. F. S. MONTGOMERY, a Presbyterian pastor of Charleroi.
in the Charleroi cemetery.
Mrs. GODISART, because of illness and Conrad DELVAUX, because
of a broken
leg, were unable to attend their mother's funeral.
From the Mar. 27, 1931 McDonald, PA, Record
I have no connection to any of these families, nor do I have any other
Herbert G. VANKEUREN, 70, died Sunday night, March 22, 1931, in the
his daughter Mrs. James W. DONALDSON, 117 Center avenue, McDonald.
been ill for several months.
Mr. VANKEUREN was born in Riceville, Crawford county and had
McDonald the past 35 years, working in the oil fields most of the time.
member of the Knights of Maccabees he was a district organizer of the
and at his death he was a commander of the McDonald tent. He
was also a
member of the First United Presbyterian church of McDonald. Mrs.
died in 1923.
He leaves the following children: T. H. VANKEUREN of Charleston,
C. R. VANKUREN of Tuttleman City, Calif., Mrs. C. E. MCDOWELL of
Monongahela, Mrs. James W. DONALDSON and Everett VANKEUREN of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Donaldson
charge of the Rev. S. A. MCCOLLAM who was assisted by the Rev. A. R.
ARMSTRONG. Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook May 22, 1931
Mrs. Margaret Anna BURNETT, 88, widow of Joseph W. BURNETT, died at
a.m. Saturday, May 16, 1931, in the family home, 7 West Front street,
City, after an illness of four days.
Mrs. BURNETT was born in Plattsburgh, N. Y., June 29, 1842, the
Jonathan and Margaret COTTER WHITE. She went to Oil City in 1857
been a resident there ever since. She was the second oldest member
Second Presbyterian church and was a member of the Bethany class.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Ida M BOOKHAMMER at home,
and Jane the
wife of John H. RISBECK of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sons: Clarence
BURNETT of Pittsburgh, and George W. BERNETT of Oil City. Five
grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday with the Rev.
MCCORMICK officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill cemetery,
Mrs. Sara TYLER, 62, wife of James TYLER of Johnston street, McDonald,
Thursday morning, May 21, 1931, in a Pittsburgh hospital, where she
taken earlier in the week.
She is survived by her husband and a son Theodore, who resides