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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  May 8, 1985

Betty M. (STUBENBORDT) KELSO, 68, of Fairview Avenue, Washington, died at
8:57 a.m. Monday, April 29, 1985, in Washington Hospital.
  Born February 3, 1917, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of John Louis
 Mrs. KELSO was employed as a nurse's aid by Washington Hospital and was a
member of the Broad Street Baptist Church.
 In 1945, she married Albert T. STUBENBORDT, who died July 20, 1962.
 On September 27, 1973, she married Kenneth K. KELSO, who died May 26, 1984.
 Surviving are three sons, Ted A. STUBENBORDT of Claysville, Kenneth M.
KELSO of Canonsburg and Joseph Wayne KELSO of McDonald, R. D. 4; five
daughters, Mrs. John (Priscilla Ann) BROWN, and Mrs. Allen (Mary Jo) SHANER,
both of Claysville, Mrs. Francis (Jean) MILBOWER of Canonsburg, Mrs.
Clarence (Janet) CURTIS of Avella and Mrs. John (Evelyn) VERELST of
Burgettstown; four brothers, Delbert ROCKWELL of Uniontown, Earl ROCKWELL of
New Salem, and J. C. ROCKWELL and John J. ROCKWELL, both of Washington, R.
D. 4; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 Friends were received in the Warco Funeral Home, Washington. Burial was in
Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

 Alexander SOUFFRANT, 87, of Burgettstown, R. D. 4, died Wednesday May 1,
1985, in the Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio.
 He was born April 13, 1898, in Illinois, a son of the late Augustine and
 He was a retired foreman for the Republic Steel Corporation.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith MC GINNIS SOUFFRANT, in 1981.
 Surviving are twp daughters, Faye MC LAIN and Laverne HENDRY of
Burgettstown, R. D. 1; one son, Wayne SOUFFRANT of Burgettstown, R. D. 4,
three brothers, Henry, William, and August;  11 grandchildren; and 13
 Friends were received in the Thomas and Little Funeral Home, McDonald,
where services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert LARIMER
officiating.  Internment was in Robinson Run cemetery.
*Compiler's note:  This is one of several SOUFFRANT obits that I looked up
for a researcher.  There are some discrepancies in spellings between the
obits which I will list here as I have them easily available. Deceased's
father's name Augustin, mother Damasine CARLY SOUFFRANT, brother Augustin
Jr.  I don't often have this kind of info, but I just typed Augustin's obit
and remembered.

 Grace MAIOLIE, 64, of Cecil Township, died Friday, May 3, 1985.
 She was formerly of Kirwan Heights.
 Surviving are two sisters, Margaret ALTEIERI and Helen OVESNEY; two
brothers, Frank and Bob NAIOLIE; and several nieces and nephews.
 Friends were received in the Fryer Funeral Home, Bridgeville

 Anthony KRASHNA, 69, of 160 North Main Street, Washington, formerly of
Canonsburg, died Tuesday, April 30, 1985, in Washington Hospital.
 He was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Enterprise, Chartiers Township, a son of
Anthony and Mary BIGC KRASHNA.
 Mr. KRASHNA retired in 1978 from the McGraw-Edison Power Systems Division.
He was a resident of Canonsburg for 60 years.
 Surviving are one son, Anthony KRASHNA of Oakland, Pittsburgh; two sisters
Mrs. (Mary) Joseph VERES of Canonsburg and Mrs. Elizabeth EGIZIO of Muse;
and three brothers, Louis KRASHNA and Nich KRASHNA, both of Canonsburg, and
Joe KRASHNA of Greentree.
 A brother, William KRASHNA, died in 1943.
 Friends were received in the DeAngelo Funeral Home, Canonsburg, where
services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Raymond CERCONE,
pastor of St. Patrick Church, officiating.  Interment was in St. Patrick

 Evelyn H. WALLACE, 74, of Hickory, died Wednesday, May 1, 1985, in
University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, following a long illness.
 She was born Nov. 2, 1910, in Paris, Texas, a daughter of Thomas Jefferson
and Sellie Bell Cabiness HODGES.
 Mrs. WALLACE was a retired secretary at the Washington Hospital and a
member of the Hickory United Presbyterian Church.
 Her husband, Chandler C. WALLACE, died in June of 1961.
 Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn O. WIGGINS of North Augusta, South
Carolina, and Jean Ann SPENCER of Hickory; one son, Richard C. WALLACE of
Hickory; one brother, Mark HODGES of Paris, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
 Ten brothers and sisters are deceased.
 Friends were received in the Speakman Funeral Home, Houston.  Services were
held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Hickory United Presbyterian Church, with the
Rev. Harvey O. JOHNSON officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

 Margaret FLOOD, 77, of Noblestown, died Sunday, April 28, 1985.
 Surviving are one sister, Ann SCHULTZ, and one brother, James FLOOD, both
of Bridgeville, and several nieces and nephews.
 Friends were received I the Thomas and Little Funeral Home, Oakdale.  A
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick
Church, Noblestown.  Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 10, 1958

Mrs. Bernice Elizabeth CAGNON, wife of Merle CAGNON of Midway, diet at 5:15
p.m. Sunday, April 6, 1958, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, after an
illness of several months.
 She was born March 28, 1908, in Midway, a daughter of George H. and
Elizabeth CASE REED, and had resided in the Midway community her entire
 Besides her husband she leaves the following children; Lois Jean, the wife
of Steven YENKO, Jr., of Midway; Merle CAGNON, Jr., of R. D. 1,
Burgettstown; Marion Faye, the Wife of James MC KEAN of R. D. 1, Bulger;
Janet Ileen, Patricia Ann, Linda Lou, and Donald Arthur, all at home; four
sisters, Helen, the wife of Edward TAYLOR of Clairton; Lois, the wife of Leo
MULLEN of Midway; Julia, the wife of Clarence TIGNER of Midway, and Dorothy,
the wife of James MUTTON of Midway; and five brothers, Wallace, Robert, and
Howard REED all of Midway; George REED of Hickory, and John D. REED of
Eightyfour.  There are two grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Lawrence SVANE, pastor of the Center U. P.
church, Midway.  Burial was in Center cemetery.

 Charles F. HARRIS of Walnut street, Midway, died unexpectedly at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, 1958.  He had returned to his home on Friday after
spending four months in the Mercy hospital.
 A son of Samuel and Cecellia DONNLEY HARRIS, he was born February 15, 1881,
in Edinboro.  He was employed as a conductor by the Monongahela Connecting
Railroad until his retirement several years ago.
 He is survived by a step-daughter, Pansy LINDZAY of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
a step-son, Merle HEUSTON of Midway; a sister, Ella BILLIG of Miami, Fla.;
and several nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Norman MATHIAS, pastor of the Midway Baptist
church.  Burial was in the Raccoon church Cemetery, Candor.

 James S. RUSSELL, 77, a resident of Midway since 1919, died at 3:10 p.m.,
Wednesday, April 2, 1958, following a long illness.
 Mr. RUSSELL was born March 20, 1881, in Bulger, a son of the late James C.
and Eliza BRIMNER RUSSELL.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for
26 years before his retirement in March, 1946.  He was a member of the
Center U. P. church, Midway, and of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship
Clerks.  He was united in marriage August 19, 1908, in Midway, to Cora MC
 Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Anna Mary, the wife of Wallace J.
CIMMER of Carnegie; a son, James V. RUSSELL of Midway; and a sister, Mrs.
Jeanne R. BELL of Canonsburg.  There are three grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Lawrence SVANE, pastor of the Center U. P.
church.  Burial was in Center cemetery.

 Adam MORITZ, 86, formerly of Oakdale, died Tuesday, April 1, 1958, in
Providence hospital, Beaver Falls.
 Mr. MORITZ was born August 27, 1873, in New York City.  He was a life
member of the Oakdale Fire Department and was affiliated with Jamaica Lodge
No. 247, IOOF, Brooklyn, N.Y.
 He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Arthur SCHOLLAERT of Beaver Falls, with whom he
made his home; a sister, Mrs. A. D. TAYLOR of New York City; two brothers,
John MORITZ and Julius MORITZ of New York City; and a grandson, Arthur
Ronald SCHOLLAERT.  His wife, Matilda MILLER MORITZ, died in 1948, and a
son, John MORITZ, lost his life in the Aetna Chemical explosion in Oakdale
in 1918.
 Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in Beaver Falls in charge
of the Rev. J. Sheldon SPANGLER, pastor of the Community Methodist Church.
Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.

 Alexander S. CAMPBELL, 58, of Oakdale, died Friday, April 4, 1958, in the
St. Clair hospital
 A son of the late Alexander Scott and Elizabeth ROBB CAMPBELL of R. D. 1,
Oakdale, he was born December 19, 1899.  At the time of his death he was
employed by the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet TIDBALL CAMPBELL; a daughter, Ms.
Miriam CHANNING of Wexford; a son, Wilson Scott CAMPBELL of Aliquippa; a
sister Mrs. Agnes TARR, and a brother, Harper CAMPBELL.  There are five
 Funeral services were held Monday in the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale, in
charge of the Rev. W. V. RITCHIE, pastor of the Oakdale U. P. church.
Burial was in Union cemetery.

 John A. BOWLAND, 97, of Imperial died Tuesday, April 1, 1958, in the Mercy
hospital, Pittsburgh.
 Mr. BOWLAND was born March 30, 1861, in Beaver County.  He moved to
Sturgeon in 1887 and later to Imperial.  He had been employed by the
Pittsburgh Coal Co. until his retirement.
 Mr. BOWLAND received a birthday greeting from Mamie EISENHOWER on March 30,
1958, the 97th anniversary of his birth.
 He leaves three sons, George BOWLAND of Carnegie, Leslie BOWLAND of
Imperial, and Albert BOWLAND of Bridgeville; and three daughters, Mrs. Twila
LAWRICH and Mrs. Theresa DAWSON of Westland, and Mrs. Stella DAWSON of
Southview.  There are 39 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and ten
 Funeral services were held last Saturday morning in St. Columbkille church,
Imperial.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 23, 1946

The infant daughter born Saturday, August 17, 1946, in the Canonsburg
hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Leo MULLEN of Midway, died at 10:30 o'clock that
evening.  She had been named Dorothy Jean.
 Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Judith Ann and Karen Lee.
 Burial was in Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Albert TRENARY, 80, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 1946 in his home
in Hickman, following a lingering illness.  He was born June 14, 1866 in
 He is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Pearl LEYDA of Hickman and Mrs. Clara
KINNEY of Detroit; a son William TRENARY of Oakdale, and a brother, Jack
TRENARY of Lawton, Okla.  His wife, Laura LIGGETT TRENARY, died in 1934.
There are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held from the Thomas Funeral Home, Oakdale, in charge
of the Rev. Mr. RICHARDSON of the Federal M. E. church.  Burial was in the
Oakdale cemetery.

 Mrs. Stella SCHUSTER, 52, wife of Michael SCHUSTER of West Lincoln avenue,
died Saturday, August 17, 1946, in the Woman's hospital, Pittsburgh.
 Mrs. SCHUSTER was born May 1, 1894, in Midway and spent her entire life
there until she recently moved to McDonald.  She was a member of the Center
United Presbyterian church, Midway.
 Surviving besides her husband, are a daughter Miss Lucille of Chambersburg,
and a son Robert at home, her mother, Mrs. Juliette GILLES, of Midway, and
three sisters; Mrs. James DEER and Mrs. Thomas J. RICHARDS, both of Midway,
and Mrs. S. D. STEWART of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the home in charge of the
Rev. Eldin BENNETT, pastor of the Center U. P. church, Midway.  Burial was
in Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Jefferson ADAMS, Jr., of Coraopolis died about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August
14, 1946, in the Sewickley Valley hospital, six hours after he was injured
in a motorcycle accident at Coraopolis while enroute to his work.  In an
effort to avoid hitting a truck, Mr. ADAMS swerved to the curb, was thrown
from his machine and was fatally injured.
 A son of Jefferson and Mary SHUMAKER ADAMS, formerly of McDonald and
Sturgeon, he was born May 16, 1920 in McDonald.  He had been honorably
discharged from the Naval Air Force and was employed at the Coraopolis post
 Surviving besides his wife, Pauline BILLS ADAMS, formerly of Imperial; is a
daughter Cheryle, aged 15 months; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson ADAMS,
Sr., of Coraopolis, and a brother, Alvin ADAMS, stationed at Amchitks,
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from his home in charge of
the Rev. Mr. SCHULTZ, pastor of the Coraopolis Methodist church.  Burial was
in the Coraopolis cemetery.

 Andrew YUROSKY died suddenly of a heart attack at 1:00 p.m. August 10 in
his home in Primrose.  He was born August 2, 1888, in Czechoslovakia.  His
wife, the former Susan KORINCK, died thirteen years ago-October 7, 1931.
 He is survived by four sons:  Sergeant John, stationed in Korea, Andrew,
Jr., Albert, and William, all of Primrose; four daughters; Mrs. Joseph
KASESCKY and Mrs. Ann POSKIN, both of McDonald, Mrs. Margaret MAHALKEY of
No. 9 road, and Susan BANALAK of Primrose.  There are thirteen
 Funeral services were held the morning of August 14 in St. Ann's church,
Bulger, conducted by Father ROBACZEWSKI of Bulger and Farther HUGHS of
Washington.  Burial was in the Washington cemetery.

 Alfred Laverne GROOM, 71, on July 5, 1946 died August 14 in his home in
Valencia R. D. after a lingering illness.  He suffered several strokes.  He
was a former resident of Clinton.
 He is survived by his wife, Nancy GROOM, a son Gerald at home, three
daughters; Mrs. Schyler JONES Of the Westend Pittsburgh and Mrs. Walter
WENTZEL and Mrs. Warren THOMPSON both of Valencia; a sister, Mrs. Fannie
CAIN of Clinton, and two brothers, Frank GROOM of Clinton and Lee GROOM of
Mars.  There are nine grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held last Friday in a Funeral home in Mars.  Burial
was in the Brownsville cemetery.


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