|From the McDonald Record-Outlook Feb 28, 1953
Mrs. Marguerite TRIMMER MALONEY, wife of James Jay MALONEY of Center
avenue, McDonald, died early Wednesday morning, February 27, 1952,
Mercy hospital, where she was admitted Friday of last week.
A daughter of the late Alexander M. and Anna Mary BEACH TRIMMER,
born November 10, 1898, in McDonald.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, American Legion
Auxiliary, Post 485, and the Pansy Rebekah Lodge No. 592 of McDonald.
Surviving besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Anna PLANCE
Aileen BENNETT, both of McDonald, and one sister, Mrs. Marie IRONS
Haute, Ind. There are two grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Pettit funeral home after Thursday
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Jacob SPARKENBAUGH, 82, died Monday, February 25, 1952, in the
home of his
daughter, Mrs. Paul VERCAMMEN, at Noblestown, following a three-day
He was born March 4, 1870, in Armstrong county. He worked
for many years
in both the Fayette and Carnegie coal mines. Mr. SPARKENBAUGH
resident of Noblestown for 43 years. His wife, Annie DIAMOND
died January 28, 1922. Five of their nine children are deceased.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mae TENNYSON and Mrs. Hazel
both of Sturgeon, and Mrs. Wilma VERCAMMEN of Noblestown; a son, Benjamin
SPARKENBAUGH, of Noblestown, and a brother, George SPARKENBAUGH of
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Thomas
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. John T. RICHARDSON. Burial was
Mrs. Ann LIDSTONE, 91, of Bulger, died February 20, 1952, after
She was born August 25, 1860, and had resided most of her life
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae FURNEAUX, Burgettstown,
August HUBER, Steubenville; three grandchildren, Mrs. Nelson FERRIS,
Burgettstown; Mrs. Robert FERGUSON, Weirton, W. Va., and John R. FURNEAUX,
Ravenna, Ohio, also one sister, Mrs. William GOTTKE, Allenport, survives.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Wilson funeral
Midway. Burial was in the Raccoon cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook June 28, 1951
Elmer PURDY, 80, died Friday morning, June 22, 1951, in the home of
son, Wayne Purdy, near Imperial.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George PURDY, he had resided in
several years before moving to the home of his son. He was an elder
Clinton U. P. church for a number of years.
Surviving are two sons, Wayne of near Imperial, and James of
road, Clinton, and a brother, William PURDY, of Coraopolis. There
Funeral services were held Monday with burial in the Clinton
Joseph CHIFF died at 9:30 a.m. June 23, 1951, in his home, R.D.
McDonald, following an illness of a month.
A son of the late Henry and Octavia DEBLANDER CHIFF, he was born
1892, in Primrose, where he spent his entire life. He was a miner
about four years ago when he went to work on the roads. He was
a member of
the LaSolidarite club, Primrose.
Surviving are a brother, August CHIFF, and a sister, Mrs. Charles
both of R. D. 4, McDonald, and several nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Wilson funeral
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, McDonald. Burial was in Center cemetery.
J. Edgar COX, 46, of Washington died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, June
25, 1951, in
the Washington hospital.
He was born June 2, 1905, in Canonsburg, a son of Mrs. Sarah
DAVIS COX and
the late Frank COX.
The deceased had spent the greater part of his life in Canonsburg,
moved to Washington only two months ago. He was a barber I McDonald
past four years. Mr. COX was a member of the Chartiers United
Surviving are his wife, Margaret BERLIN COX; his mother; two
Frank Kenneth COX, Canonsburg, and David William COX at home, and one
sister, Mrs. Alex STREATOR, Washington.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in a Canonsburg
in charge f the Rev. John T. BROWNLEE, pastor of the Chartiers U. P.
Houston. Burial was in Oak Spring cemetery.
Wesley W. DAVIS, 68, died suddenly at 3:45 p.m. June 19, 1951,
at his home,
Center avenue, Oakdale.
A son of the late John W. and Helen E. DAVIS, he was born August
at Imperial. He and Mame RICHARDS were married in 1912 in Greenville,
Mercer county, and they had resided in this area since 1915 where Mr.
was a carpenter. He was a member of the Carnegie Episcopal church.
Surviving besides his wife is one son, Robert W. DAVIS, Inglewood,
two sisters, Mrs. John MORGAN, Aliquippa, and Mrs. C. F. HUOT, and
brother, C. E. DAVIS both of Youngstown, Ohio. There is one grandson.
Funeral services were held the afternoon of June 22 in the Thomas
home, Oakland, in charge of the Rev. George B. DAVIDSON, pastor of
Cathedral. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.
Mrs. Martha JAMES BOYNES, 62, wife of John P. BOYNES, died the
June 20, 1951, in the Mercy hospital where she had been taken on June
A daughter of the late William and Jennie JAMES, she was born
1889. She was a member of Montour's Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides her husband, are three sons, James, John and
BOYNES, all of Imperial; one daughter, Mrs. James FUETTERER, Turtle
and three sisters, Mrs. Susan AHLBORN, Coraopolis Heights, and Mrs.
MEANOR and Miss Margaret JAMES, both of Imperial.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Weir funeral
charge of the Rev. David YOUNG, assisted by the Rev. George S. WILSON.
Burial was in the Valley cemetery.
Frank KOETCHLINE, 82, formerly of Midway, died June 20, 1951,
in the Odd
Fellows home, Grove City, where he had been for the past 18 months.
In past years he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Phineas
HALLMAN, on a
farm near Midway. Until his entry into the IOOF home, he resided
Dean FULLERTONs, Hickory-Burgettstown road.
Burial was Friday at Grove City.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Mar 29, 1974
John AIVALOTIS, 86, of Cherry Street, Midway, died Monday, March 25,
Born September 24, 1887, in Greece, he had been a car foreman
for the B & O
Railroad, and retired in 1958.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta POWELSON AIVALOTIS; four sons,
Cleveland, Ohio, Robert of Midway, Harry of Wheeling, W. Va., and Jack
McDonald, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys HAMPSON of Burgettstown and Mrs.
Dorothy MCCARTNEY of McDonald; two sisters in Greece, 16 grandchildren
Friends are being received from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and
4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday in the Nation Funeral home, McDonald,
where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev.
F. WEIDNER, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church,
McDonald. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Midway.
*Compiler's note: Mr. AIVALOTIS' son Jack was married to my cousin
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Mar 28, 1974
Bernadine E. BYKENS, 60, of Grove street, R.D.1, McDonald, died suddenly
Monday, March 25, 1974 in the St. Clair hospital.
A daughter of the late Oscar V. and Emma CHOME BYKENS, she was
20, 1914, in Sturgeon.
She was a life-long resident of the Sturgeon-McDonald area and
employed as a nurses' aide at John J. Kane hospital for the past 13
Surviving are a brother, Wilber (Barney) BYKENS of R. D. 3, McDonald,
sister, Mrs. Paul DUFOUR of Sturgeon, a foster-sister, Mrs. Harvey
Sturgeon; and 12 nephews and nieces.
Friends are being received in the Rogers funeral home, McDonald,
to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30
Thursday, in charge of the Rev. Robert CALDWELL, pastor of the Venice
Church. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook July 1951
Samuel Walker BIGGER, 85, died July 2, 1951, in his home in Crafton.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac BIGGER, he was born and
Robinson township and was a lifelong member of the Robinson U. P. church.
Surviving are his wife, Jeane DONALDSON BIGGER, and a nephew,
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at a funeral home
in charge of Dr. R. S. COPELAND, pastor of the Robinson U. P. church.
Burial was in the Robinson cemetery.
Mrs. Martha HITE, wife of J. S. HITE of Midway, died at 2:20 a.m.,
June 29, 1952, in an ambulance enroute to a Pittsburgh hospital.
suffered a heart attack in her home several hours previous.
Mrs. HITE was a member of the Baptist church, Midway. She
resided most of
her life in Midway.
She is survived by her husband, three sons, Glenn Canton, Ohio,
and Roy and
Kenneth, both of Rochester, N. Y.; three daughters, Gertrude, Katherine
Margaret, all of Pittsburgh, and one sister, Mrs. Charles HARRIS, Midway.
There are 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Midway Baptist
charge of the Rev. George HEADLEY, assisted by the Rev. Philip HORNE
Bridgeport, W. Va. Burial was in the Raccoon Cemetery, Candor.
Mrs. Zula MATCHETT BAMFORD, wife of John D. BAMFORD, died at 9:00
Sunday, July 1, 1951, at her home near Midway, after an illness of
She was born November 8, 1888, at Clinton, a daughter of Mr.
Joseph A. MATCHETT, Sr., of Midway.
Mrs. BAMFORD was a member of the Center United Presbyterian church,
and was active in the Women's society and the Sabbath school.
She is survived by her husband, John D. BAMFORD; five daughters;
of William D. COLE, Connellsville; Eleanor, wife of Robert FINLEY,
Vernon; Esther, wife of Rev. James SHOTT, Valencia, and Dorothy and
at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. MATCHETT, Sr., Midway,
three brothers,; Neal S. MATCHETT, Bulger; Samuel MATCHETT, Greensburg,
Joseph A. MATCHETT, Jr., Midway. There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the late home
of the Rev. W. D. MERCER. Burial was in the Center Cemetery, Midway.
William C. MARTIN, 57, who spent most of his active years in the
district of Washington county, died at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3,
St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem.
Mr. MARTIN was born July 11, 1893 at Florence, a son of the late
and Susie ANDREWS MARTIN. He followed farming for a time and
employed by the South Penn Oil Co. for a number of years.
For the past three years he had made his home with a sister,
Mrs. Roland J.
SWEENEY, R. D. 1, Hellertown, near Bethlehem.
Mr. MARTIN was a member of Richard Vaux Lodge No. 754, F. &
Burgettstown, was a Knight Templar and a member of the Pittsburgh Shrine.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Lee
funeral home, Burgettstown. Burial will be in Grandview cemetery,
John Remy MEUTE, 73, former mine superintendent, died Friday,
July 6, 1951,
at his home R. D. 2, Aliquippa.
He was born May 11, 1876, at Reising, a son of the late John
R. and Palma
Mr. MEUTE resided in Sturgeon for many years. He was engaged
in mining for
a number of years and was superintendent of the Lincoln Hill mine,
Washington, and the Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Company of Coverdale.
retired in 19**.
He is survived by his wife, Georgine BYKENS MEUTE and the following
and daughters: Mrs. W. C. SUMPTER, John F. MEUTE and Mrs. George
all of Aliquippa; Richard MEUTE, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Henning DEBAND, Marietta,
Ohio, Leonard MEUTE, South Heights, and Lt. Howard MEUTE, Pope Field,
Fayetteville, N.C., and one sister, Mrs. Matilda ROMAIN of Barberton,
There are 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R.
with requiem high mass in charge of Fr. J. A. BURGOON. Burial
Robinson's Run cemetery.
Alex POSKIN, 70, died at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 1951, at his
Valley street, following a lingering illness.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil POSKIN, he was born November
in Charleroi, Belgium. He came to this country as a youth and
He and Rose FOUNTAIN were married August 13, 1901, and resided
since. He was a member of UMW local 8062 and of the La Solidarite,
Surviving besides his wife are one son, William POSKIN, Bridgeville;
daughters, Mrs. Oliver OPENBRIER, Sr. and Mrs. Camille BARONIO, both
McDonald, and Eleanor, at home; one brother, Daniel POSKIN, Griffith,
Sisters, Mrs. Lawrence KESSLER, Steubenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Ray ROBERTS,
Warren, Ohio. A sister, Alice WEBB, preceded him in death in
There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the
Rev. A. H.
SARRIO, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Robinson's
Mrs. Margaret STARK SOMES of Bellevue died Sunday morning in the
hospital following an illness of a year.
She was born March 22, 1867 in Sharon and spent her early girlhood
Surviving are a sister, Miss Agnes STARK of Bellevue, a niece,
BRABSON of Midway, and two nephews, Rosslyn MCCARTY of McDonald, and
MCCARTY of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in her late home,
burial in the Center Cemetery, Midway.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook July 26, 1951
FORMER LOCAL MAN DROWNS
Russell F. TARR, 42, of Apollo, husband of Mrs. Zelda ALLINDER
drowned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 1951, at Ocean City, Md.
Mrs. TARR and their 12-year-old daughter Linda had gone there last
for a vacation. Mr. TARR died as he attempted to aid his daughter,
gone to the rescue of a small boy who was beyond his depth in the water.
is believed that Mr. TARR suffered a heart attack when he was battered
the heavy surf.
His body was recovered shortly after the accident but efforts
to revive him
proved futile. Mrs. TARR, unable to be of assistance, watched
tragedy from the beach.
The TARRs formerly resided in McDonald and had left for Ocean
having visited Mrs. TARR's father, S. A. ALLINDER, and her sister,
KRENN, Sr., Barr street and with other relatives here.
Mr. TARR had been employed for the past 21 years by the West
Penn Power Co.
He was a member of the Saltsburg Methodist church, the F. & A.
Saltsburg, the Coudersport Consistory, and the Apollo L.O.O. M.
Besides his wife and daughter, Mr. TARR leaves a step-daughter,
NEARY of DORMONT, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs.
Mrs. Glenna POPE, Sherman TARR, and Mrs. G. D. WEISTLE, all of Greensburg;
Mrs. Louis RUBIN, Pittsburgh, and Arnold TARR, Spokane, Wash.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Apollo.
Burial was in the
Greensburg Memorial Park cemetery.
John LAW, 79, of R. D. 1, Imperial, died July 22, 1951, in the
hospital following a brief illness.
He was a resident of McDonald for 23 years, having moved to Imperial
months ago. He was a member of Pride of the West Lodge 196, IBPOE
Surviving are five sons, John, Walter, and Albert all of Gary,
Charles, Baltimore, Md., and Andrew, Riverside, Calif.; one brother,
LAW, McDonald, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie JONES, VanVoorhis.
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist church, McDonald,
afternoon in charge of the Rev. C.J. WALKER. Burial was in Robinson's
John JACKSON, Sr., 83, formerly of McDonald, died at 4:00 p.m.
1951, at Woodbury, N.J. after an illness of two years.
He was born July 23, 1868, at Imperial. He was married
MCELHANEY of Imperial. He was a retired South Penn Oil Co. employee.
Surviving are the following children: Valley JACKSON, Steubenville,
Marie, wife of William MCEWEN, Woodbury, N.J.; Robert JACKMAN, Weirton,
W.Va.; William JACKMAN, Long Beach, Calif., and John JACKSON, Steubenville,
Ohio. There are nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Weir funeral
Imperial, in charge of the Rev. Joseph H. ROGERS of McDonald.
Burial was in
the Valley cemetery.
Joseph V. REA, 80, died at 12:00 p.m., July 19, 1951, in his home,
R. D. 1,
Hickory, following a four years illness.
He was born in Mt Pleasant township, a son of the late William
Margaret Jane ATCHISON REA. He was a life-long resident of Mt.
township and was a member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his wife, Anna BRIGGS REA; two daughters, Mrs.
Schofield, R. D. 1, Hickory, and Mrs. Stella M. EVANS, Washington;
step-daughter, Mrs. Harriett ARRIGO, Canton, Ohio, and one step-son,
BISSETT, Hickory. Also surviving are six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Mt. Prospect
Presbyterian church in charge f the Rev. Lewis A. WESTPHAL, assisted
Rev. C. S. THOMAS. Burial was in the Mt. Prospect cemetery.
John Wilson GINN, 38, died July 18, 1951, in the East Liverpool
following an illness of six weeks.
He was born March 13, 1913, in McKeesport. He was manager
of the G. C.
Murphy Co., when the store opened in McDonald in 1938, and was later
associated with Champion Stores as manager and buyer. He left
1944, moving to Wellsville, Ohio, where he owned and operated the "Wilson
Shop" at the time of his death.
Surviving are his wife Katherine MISENHELTER GINN, four children
WILSON, Eugene, Robert, and Barbara, his parents Marion and Ruth GINN
McKeesport, two sisters. Mrs. Patrick Simpson, and Mrs. Nancy HARDMAN,
three brothers, Marion MASON, Vernon HILBROOK and Stuart H. GINN.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in McKeesport in
charge of Dr.
Robert L. CLARK, Jr. Burial was in the Versailles cemetery.
Mrs. Warner C. MASSEY, 70, died suddenly at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday,
1951, in her home at Midway where she suffered a heart attack.
She was born May 22, 1881, at Stayner, Ontario, Canada, a daughter
late Finlay and Annie CAMPBELL.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, Burgettstown, the Eastern
and Dames of Malta, McDonald.
She was married September 4, 1907 to W. C. MASSEY, who survives
following children: G. Campbell MASSEY, Dixon, Ill., Warner W.
Dallas Texas; Mrs. Edgar DOWLER, Irving, Texas; Barton F. MASSEY, Midway.
There also survive two brothers, A. D. CAMPBELL, Schumacher, Ontario,
Canada, and Finlay CAMPBELL, Toronto Canada, and one sister, Mrs. George
SANDWITH, Ripon, York, London, and six grandchildren.
Friends will be received after noon Thursday and funeral services
held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the Wilson funeral home, Midway, in charge
the Rev. W. E. FERRELL of Claysville. Burial will be in Center