|From the McDonald Record-Outlook May, 1931
Anna Mary HADDEN, 16, died 5:35 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 1931, in her
in Oakdale after an illness of two weeks of tonsillitis and double
She was a daughter of Joseph HADDEN and the late Nell ROBB HADDEN
born in the Southside, Oakdale December 11, 1914. She attended
Southside school and was a member of the junior class of Oakdale high
school. She was a member of the Oakdale United Presbyterian church
active in the Young People's society.
Besides her father she leaves a brother William, her stepmother,
and a half
brother Joseph. Her mother died in 1918 and her sister Mrs. Margaret
MCCORMICK died January 5, 1931.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Oakdale United
Presbyterian church, conducted by the Rev. E. A. DOWEY who was assisted
the Rev. W. R MCMUNN. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook May 29, 1931
Dr. William V. IRONS, 46, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1931, in
Buffalo, N.Y. hospital, following an operation for gallstones.
Dr. IRONS was born in McDonald, the second son of the late Dr.
Dickson IRONS and his wife Edith VAN ORSDELL IRONS.
He was educated in the McDonald schools and at Westminster college.
teaching one year in the McDonald schools he took a teaching position
Cobalt, Canada, and from there he went to the University of Buffalo,
he has taught chemistry for nineteen years, rising from an instructorship
a professor's chair. The University of Buffalo also granted him
his Ph.D. a
number of years ago.
Dr. IRONS was united in marriage with Miss Marie TRIMMER of McDonald
17, 1909. They have one daughter Virginia, who graduates next
Besides his wife and daughter Dr. IRONS leaves two brothers and
sisters-Harold M. IRONS of Pittsburgh, Joseph IRONS of Noblestown,
Mabel MOORE of New Concord, Ohio, and Laura the wife of W. H. CRAMER
Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon in the family
Kenmore, a suburb of Buffalo. Burial will be in the Kenmore cemetery.
Joseph PENSIS, 65, died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 1931, in
his home in
Orchard street of complications. He had been ill since December
He was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine PENSIS and was
Chatelineau, Belgium. He came to America in 1885, locating in
Later he removed to Charleroi, where in 1895 he was united in marriage
Amelia WALOT. To this union four children were born-Louise, Emilie,
and Armand. The last named died in infancy. Mrs. PENSIS
died March 26,
1905, and Mr. PENSIS remarried July 2, 1915. A son Amie of this
survives, together with the 3 children of the first marriage-Mrs. Louise
PAYNE of Rayland, Ohio, Mrs. Emilie BIBBEE of Tiltonville, Ohio, and
of Dillonvale, Ohio. A sister Mrs. Rosalie BOYNES and a brother
Charleroi and a brother Miles PENSIS of McDonald also survive.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 65 of Carnegie,
LaSolidarite association of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the home in charge
Fernal BROWETT. Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
Miss Mabel Walker HALEY, 22, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florent
Sunday evening, May 17, 1931, in her home in Heidelberg from blood
following a tonsils operation. She is survived by her parents,
brothers, and a sister.
She was a member of the Lutheran church of Carnegie and had been
as a bookkeeper in the offices of the Superior Steel Co.
The HALEYS are former McDonald residents.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, conducted
by the pastor
of the Carnegie Lutheran church. Burial was in the Robinson's
Mrs. Anna E. R. ENLOW, 89, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 26,
1931, in the
home of her son W. R. ENLOW, near Canonsburg.
Mrs. ENLOW was born in Venice May 31, 1842, a daughter of Mr.
Robert MURPHY. Her husband Frank L. ENLOW died March 9, 1880,
ENLOW had resided in Canonsburg most of the time since. She was
in the Canonsburg schools from 1881 until 1901.
She is survived by two sons-W. R. ENLOW, in whose home she died,
and J. L.
ENLOW of North Jefferson avenue, Canonsburg, and by six grandchildren.
great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon. Burial was
in Oak Spring
Miss Minnie Reed MANSON died early Sunday morning, May 24, 1931,
home in Hickory after a lingering illness.
Miss MANSON, born December 23, 1872, came of pioneer stock, being
daughter of the late James and Eleanor LYLE MANSON. Born in Mt.
township she was a lifelong resident of that township, making her home
Hickory during the last ten years of her life.
Always deeply interested in the things pertaining to religion,
had been from girlhood a member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church,
was as the time of her death vice-president of the Women's Missionary
society. Until compelled to resign due to failing health she
treasurer of the Hickory W.C.T.U.
Three brothers and one sister survive: J. L. MANSON of
R. P. and J. B. MANSON of Hickory, and Mrs. Ella M. RANKIN of Hickory.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Mt. Prospect
conducted by her pastor the Rev. C.S. THOMAS. Burial was in the
Martin H. WHITE, 74, a former resident of Canonsburg, died in
the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Beula (sic) SALSBERRY in Washington, Saturday, May
1931, at 8 p.m.
Mr. WHITE was born near Hickory. Following his marriage
in 1891 to Miss
Ida MATHERS of Canonsburg, he moved to that district. He served
supervisor in both Cecil and North Strabane townships for 12 years.
past 14 he had been unable to work. He had made his home in Washington
past five years.
Mr. WHITE was a member of the Greenside U. P. church, Canonsburg.
leaves his wife and the following children: Mrs. Beula SALSBERRY
home he died; Newton I. WHITE, R. D. 2, Canonsburg, and Mrs. Mary MOORE
Canonsburg; also two sisters-Mrs. Sylvia BUCHANNAN of Montebello, Calif.,
and Mrs. EMMA MOORE of Hickory.
Funeral services were held in his home Tuesday afternoon.
Burial was in
the Washington cemetery.
Funeral services for Mrs. James TYLER, 62, who died May 21 in
Washington hospital of bronchial pneumonia, were held last Saturday
afternoon in the First Baptist church, McDonald, in charge of the Rev.
KINCAID of Carnegie, who was assisted by the Rev. Charles REDD.
in the Robinson's Run cemetery. Mrs. TYLER is survived by her
husband and a
son Theodore. The later resides in Elizabeth.
Mrs. Hannah MILLS SUDEKUM, 77, died at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25,
husband George SUDEKUM died several years ago. She was the mother
Mena C. NEISER, Mrs. Elizabeth A. BATEMAN, and Margaret SUDEKUM.
also are three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in her home in Noblestown on Thursday.
*Compiler's note: The last two obits are expanded versions of
listed in the previous week's newspaper.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook June 5, 1931
John BRADY, 16, son of Mrs. Elsie GALLAGHER BRADY and the late Edward
BRADY, died Wednesday evening, May 27, 1931. The family home
is in 435
Camarillo street, Colorado Springs, Colo. The youth was a grandson
P. A. BRADY of Arabella street, McDonald.
Fred (Old Fritz) UPHOFF, aged about 70, died Thursday, May 28,
1931, in the
Washington County Home at Arden. He had worked as a farm hand
the countryside for many years. About ten years ago he took up his
in McDonald. For a time he lived in the old borough building
street, and recent years he "batched" out the valley north of town,
the old ROBB stone house. He raised a few vegetables, gathered
and trapped in season. He had no known relatives. Burial
was made in the
County Home cemetery.
Miss Sarah MURCHLAND died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 1931 in
her home in
East Lincoln avenue, McDonald. She had been ailing more or less
years, and was always a patient sufferer in her affliction. On
May 21 she
stumbled in her home and fractured a hip.
Mrs. MURCHLAND's early life was spent in Jefferson Township,
where she was a member of the Methodist church. After coming
she became a member of the First Presbyterian church here, and was
faithful attendant upon its services when the sate of her health permitted.
She was a member of the firm of Murchland Sisters fir nearly
Once sister, Miss Elizabeth MURCHLAND survives. There are a number
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Daylight Saving
Friday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church, with a service later
the Bethel church at Eldersville. Burial will be in the Bethel
Mrs. Hannah MILLS SUDEKUM died at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 1931,
in her home
in Noblestown after an illness of several months duration. Mrs.
born in Lancastershire, England, June 3, 1854. She came to the
States with her father at the age of ten years, leaving her mother
sisters in England. On September 23, 1872, she was united in
George SUDEKUM of Hanover, Germany, who died about four years ago.
daughters were born to this union: Mena C. The wife of John NEISER
Noblestown, Anna D. OWEN, deceased, Elizabeth A. the wife of George
of R. D. 1, Oakdale, and Miss Margaret at home. She is survived
also by two
granddaughters: Mrs. Esther MCMURRAY of Oakdale and Mrs. Ruth
Hollidays Cove, W. Va., and by six great-grandchildren. A grandson
NEISER died about nine months ago.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon of last week in
conducted by the Rev. W. V. GROVE of the McKees Rocks United Presbyterian
church, who was assisted by the Rev. John C. HARE of the Noblestown
church. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
The Rev. Brainard Forman HEANY, 54, pastor of the First Presbyterian
of McDonald, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 1931, in the Allegheny
General hospital, Pittsburgh, following an emergency operation which
been performed Saturday evening. News of his death was a distinct
The Rev. Mr. HEANY had apparently been in his usual health last
morning. As chaplain of the McDonald post of the American Legion
taken an active part in the Memorial day observance her, going to the
Robinson's Run cemetery in the morning and taking part in the program.
marched with the ex-service men to the Eastend of McDonald, and at
the Eastern Star hall he spoke at the dinner served by the ladies of
Auxiliary of Ernest Phillips post, and presented a cane to Civil War
W. T. GUTHRIE.
Saturday afternoon he was taken suddenly ill and was rushed to
hospital, where an emergency operation was found necessary.
The Rev. Mr. HEANY was born in 1877 in Thompsonville, Washington
son of the late Rev. Ezra S. HEANY. His father was for several
of the Center Presbyterian church in Peters township.
In early life his parents moved to Lancaster county, later returning
Bakerstown in Allegheny county. Here the Rev. B. F. HEANY received
early education in the district schools. He entered Jefferson
Canonsburg in 1893, graduating in 1896. He entered Washington
college in 1899, dropped out for one year because of ill health, then
re-entered and was graduated in 1903 with honors.
The Rev. Mr. HEANY graduated from the Western Theological seminary
November 13, 1906, he was united in marriage with Margaret THOMSON.
his first charge at the Lower Buffalo Presbyterian church of Independence
May 10, 1906, resigning this pastorate November 13, 1911. January
he became pastor of the Avella Presbyterian church.
He left the Avella church to accept a call to Ebensburg.
Ebensburg he entered the service of the United States as a chaplain
army. In May 1925 he came to McDonald. He had been pastor
of the First
Presbyterian church for the past six years.
He was a member of Ebensburg lodge No. 312 F. & A. M., Jaffa
Altoona, Scottish Rite, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Darius Royal Arch Chapter
294 of McDonald.
The Rev. B. F. HEANY will be sincerely mourned by a large number
of the community. The reach of his social activities was beyond
of his congregation and denomination. He enjoyed contact and
with a large circle of friends, and he was good company and very much
home in any group, especially of men folk. As a preacher he was
and dared to say what he thought. In the pulpit he was a close
forceful speaker, compelling attention not only by the force of his
arguments but also by his clear conceptions and his command of good
He leaves his wife Mrs. Margaret THOMSON HEANY, and the following
Paul, Donald and Lois at home. Paul is a student in Washington
Jefferson college. Four brothers also survive: John, Norman,
Jesse HEANY, all of Clifton.
Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon in the
Presbyterian church of McDonald, in charge of the Rev. William R. CRAIG
Latrobe. Burial is in the Washington cemetery.
James TYSON, 55, died at 8:54 a.m. Monday, June 1, 1931, of heart
in his home in Sturgeon, after having been bedfast several weeks.
He was born in England in 1876 the son of James and Margaret
TYSON. His parents brought him and his brothers to this country
young, settling in Johnstown. The father died 35 years ago and the
returned to England, coming back to this country five years later,
the second time in the Cecil-Bishop locality.
Mr. TYSON was united in marriage with Edith DUN in May 1908.
survived by two daughters-Mrs. James ROSSER at home and Miss Margaret
who stays with the POTTS family in Arnold. There are also four
two brothers-Mrs. Jane POTTS of Arnold, Mrs. Elizabeth REDMAN and Margaret
the wife of Christopher BECK of Ingram, Mrs. Annie LEADBEATER of Sturgeon,
William of Cherry Valley, and Harry of Sturgeon. There is one
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon in the home
in charge of the Rev. A. R. ARMSTRONG of the Robinson's Run United
Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
Dr. William Morgan MILLER, 67, died at 6:15 o'clock Sunday evening,
1931, in the Sewickley Valley hospital, after a two-day attack of heart
Dr. MILLER was born October 5, 1864 in Hancock county, West Virginia,
son of John P. and Margaret CAMPBELL MILLER. He received hi early
I Hancock county and advanced to Western Reserve at Cleveland, where
earned his medical degree. He married Ama Jane MOORE in her home
Pughtown, W. Va. in 1885. They make their home first in Cleveland,
completed his educational preparations. They afterward resided
Ohio, for 4 years, after which they resided for 26 years in Hookstown.
came to Clinton from Hookstown twelve years ago. Mrs. MILLER
died in the
fall of 1927.
Dr. Miller is survived by two sons and two daughters-Cecil E.
Wash., J. Moore of Shepherd, Mich., Edna the wife of David HARPER of
Imperial and Marie the wife of Claire MCELHANY of Imperial. There
survive him four brothers-Elmer, H. L., Sheridan, all three of Pughtown,
W.Va. and Sherman of Sumner, Neb., also a sister Jane the wife of Frank
Mayhew of Salem, Ohio. There are seven grandchildren.
He was a charter member of the Protected Home Circle of East
Ohio, and also a member of the Clinton United Presbyterian church.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon in the home
in Clinton in
charge of his pastor, the Rev. Clyde H. CANFIELD. Burial was
in the Clinton
John STARK of Midway suffered an attack of apoplexy while at work
HITCHCOCK home Thursday of last week. He was apparently in good
was taken to his home, where his death followed.
Mr. STARK was born in Sharon, Mercer county, August 31, 1861.
He came to
Midway about 1871, and had resided there since. His parents died
of years ago, leaving a sister and a crippled brother unable to work
care. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church, was always
and ever ready to take care of repairs at the church. He was
a deacon in
the church at the time of his death.
Funeral services wee held Sunday afternoon in the home in charge
Rev. J. H. HANSON, the Rev. C. L. PEACOCK, and the Rev. Mr. HELME of
Christian church of Bellevue. Burial was in the Center cemetery.
David William ESTMAN of Midway died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May
28, 1931, I
the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. BRABSON in Midway, after three
illness following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. ESTMAN died six
Mr. ESTMAN was born in Bluefort, Wales, January 26, 1857, coming
United States at the age of 9. He located in Mercer county, later
Midway, where he had resided for more than fifty years. He was
marriage with Miss Mary Agnes DAVIS March 10, 1882, and to them were
seven children, two dying in infancy. Mr. Estman was a member
of the midway
Baptist church, serving as a deacon until his health prevented.
Sunday school superintendent for a number of years, and also taught
class of young ladies, some of whom became member of the church through
patient, untiring efforts. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and
of Pythias. He served as a member of the Midway school board
for 12 years
and on the Midway Borough council for four years.
He leaves the following children: T. B. ESTMAN of Crafton,
W. R. ESTMAN of
Sharon, Gladys the wife of H. T. EATON of Corliss, Pearle the wife
of J. W.
BRABSON of Midway, Lois the wife of Edwin MCFARLAND of Burgettstown.
are nine grandchildren. Mr. Estman was the last of his family.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Midway Baptist
conducted by his pastor the Rev. J. H. HANSON, who was assisted by
C.L. PEACOCK. Burial was in the Center cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook May 8, 1968
Mrs. Damasine CARLY SOUFFRANT, 89, of Sturgeon, diet Tuesday, May 7,
in John J. Kane hospital.
A daughter of John B. and Josephine MOREAU CARLY, she was born
May 15, 1878
in Belgium. She had resided in Sturgeon for 79 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Josephine DUFOUR of R. D. 1, McDonald;
four sons, Alex of Indianola, Henry of Heidelberg, William of Noblestown,
and August of R. D. 1 McDonald. There are 15 grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Augustin SOUFFRANT is deceased.
Friends are being received in the Rogers funeral home, McDonald,
funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, in charge of the
Harold HIMES, pastor of the McDonald United Methodist Church. Burial
in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Louis C. ALRUTZ, 66, of R. D. 1, Hickory, died Tuesday, May 7,
1968, in the
A son of the late Charles U. and Martha BRIGGS ALRUTZ, he was
21, 1901, in Mt. Pleasant Township, where he had spent his entire life.
had been a butcher for Delfrate Packing Co, Burgettstown until his
retirement in 1965. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant U. P.
Surviving are his wife, Annie; a son, Ralph E. ALRUTZ of Washington;
five brothers, Charles of R. D. 1, Washington, James of R. D. 1, Hickory,
William of Washington, Thomas of R. D. 1, Washington, and Arthur HARTLINE
Rayland, Ohio; and a sister, Elizabeth, the wife of Harold RIGGLE of
Washington. A brother, George, is deceased. There are two
Friends are being received in the Wylie funeral home, Houston,
funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in charge of the
George PETERS. Burial will be in Mt. Prospect cemetery.
Marvel L. SLAUGHENHAUPT, 62, of Greensburg, formerly of Oakdale,
Friday, April 26, 1968 in the Mercy hospital.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. D. SLAUGHENHAUPT, he was born
1905 in Oakdale.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret BRADBURN SLAUGHENHAUPT;
Marvel Jr., of Penn Hills and Jack at home; a daughter Suzanne at home;
sister Miss Blanche SLAUGHENHAUPT of Oakdale; a brother Jennings
SLAUGHENHAUPT of Oakdale, and a step sister, Miss Ola SLAUGHENHAUPT
Pittsburgh. There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 30 in Greensburg in charge of
John W. PURNELL, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Marie BOSELVIGE SMITH, wife of Regis SMITH of Pittsburgh,
McDonald, died Wednesday, May, 1, 1968.
Mr. and Mrs. SMITH operated the Sportsmen's Inn in McDonald until
Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Miss Sharon Louise
sisters, Mrs. Louise B. NELSON and Mrs. Helen B. TEGETHOFF; and a brother,
Robert V. BOSELVIGE.
Funeral services and burial took place May 4 in Pittsburgh.
Walter (Valley) BARON of Valley street, McDonald, died Friday,
May 3, 1968,
in the Washington hospital.
He was born March 3, 1884, in Poland. He came to the United
States at the
age of 12 and had been a resident of the McDonald area for the past
years. He was a retired miner with the Pittsburgh Coal Co., and
member of the SNPJ lodge, Midway.
Surviving are tow sons, John C. of McDonald and Anthony J. of
daughter, Sallie, the wife of Edward SAWHILL of McDonald, three sisters,
Mrs. Kate OLEWACZ of Troy, Mich., Mrs. Ana BRACSKE of Miami, Fla.,
Stella ARNOLD of Chicago, Ill. There are seven grandchildren
Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Nation funeral
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Clifford SOISSON, pastor of St.
Alphonsus R. C. Church, McDonald. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery,
Mrs. Agnes URBAS, 90, of Southview, died Tuesday, May 7, 1968,
Washington hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. URBAS was born January 9, 1878 in Austria. She had
resided in the
area for 51 years and was a member of Guardian Angel R. C. Church and
Lodge No. 265, Southview.
Surviving are two sons, Martin and Joseph, both of Southview,
grandchildren. Her husband, Martin URBAS died July 19, 1956.
Friends are being received in the Yoney funeral home, Canonsburg.
high mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Guardian Angel R.
Church, Southview, in charge of the Rev. Fr. John W. GIBSON.
Burial will be
in Oak Spring cemetery.
Charles F. LEGRAND of R. D. 1, Hickory, died Wednesday, May 1,
A son of Albert and Adele LECLERQ LEGRAND, he was born May 13,
France. He had been employed by the State Highway Department
prior to his
retirement. He was a member of the UMWA.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John WEBBER of Midway, Mrs.
of Weirton, W. Va., and Mrs. Frank SHRADER of Weston, W. Va.
His wife, the
former Edna GROGAN, is deceased as is a sister, Adele MARFLAK.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Washington in charge of
Harold ORR, pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian church, Washington.
was in Chestnut Ridge cemetery.
Mrs. Sallie CUTLIP, 89, of Cecil, died Saturday, May 4, 1968,
in the home
of her daughter.
A daughter of Joseph and Sara BRAGG, she was born April 15, 1879,
Braxton, W. Va.
Surviving are a son, Olen, of Carnegie; and a daughter, Ethel,
the wife of
John LEASURE of Cecil. There are 15 grandchildren and 40
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jessie CUTLIP died in 1951.
services were held Tuesday in the Coleman funeral home, Cecil, in charge
the Rev. Robert CALDWELL, pastor of the Venice U. P. Church.
Burial was in
Mrs. Nijme (Stella) SOLOMON, 76, of Canonsburg, died Saturday,
May 4, 1968,
shortly after being admitted to the Canonsburg hospital.
A daughter of Michael and Sarah MOSES, she was born June 15,
Yazdie, Syria, and had resided in Canonsburg since January 1, 1926.
a member of the Canonsburg U. P. Church and the Priscilla Circle.
Surviving are her husband, Kattas SOLOMON; three sons, Fred and
both of Canonsburg, and Michael of Homestead; a daughter, Rebecca,
of Edward GLADDEN of McDonald; a brother, Michael MASON of Canonsburg;
sister, Mrs. Anna ELIAS of Washington; and three brothers and a sister
Syria. There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Canonsburg
U. P. Church
in charge of the Rev. Thomas CONBOY. Burial was in Oak Spring
Mrs. Catherine MCCARTNEY of R. D. 1, Clinton, died Thursday, May
in the Presbyterian University hospital, Pittsburgh, following an illness
A daughter of Arthur and Catherine JESTER HAMPSON, Sr. she was
21, 1912, in Castle Shannon.
Surviving are her husband, James MCCARTNEY; three children, Frank
Pittsburgh, Donald L. FINNEY of Coraopolis, and Mrs. Carol Ann HOLDER
Coraopolis; two brothers, John HAMPSON of Strabane and Arthur HAMPSON
Washington; and a sister, Jeanette HALL of Canonsburg. There
grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Susan FOLKENS, is deceased.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Canonsburg in
charge of the
Rev. Howell M. JONES, pastor of the Methodist Church of Meadow Lands.
Burial was in the Oak Spring cemetery.