|From the McDonald Record-Outlook Oct 11, 1946
Westland Vet Killed in Auto Crash.
Cpl. Joseph J. MANION, 30, of Westland, a veteran of nine years
was fatally injured in an automobile crash near Hershey when an army
car in which he and three companions were riding crashed into a concrete
pillar. One of the occupants was also killed and the other two
Corporal MANION, who was driving the car, did at 1:14 a.m. Sunday
Harrisburg hospital of a fractured skull, a possible fractured knee,
A son of the late Joseph and Agnes MC CRUSKE MANION, Corporal
had been residing in Harrisburg, was assigned to the military police
detachment at Olmsted field, Middletown.
A sister, Mrs. Jack LOAR, and a brother James, reside on R. D.
He leaves his wife, Sylvia Mae MANION, of Harrisburg, whom he married
January in Elkton, Md.
Corporal MANION had been in the army nine years, two of which
he served in
Cuba. He enlisted in the Field Artillery in 1937 and was given
discharge and re-enlisted in 1940 in the air corps. He reenlisted
last January at the Middletown air base.
According to reports form Harrisburg, he was on patrol duty in
staff car enroute to Harrisburg from Hershey when the crash occurred
Saturday night at an underpass. It was believed MANION was blinded
lights of an approaching car and failed to make a slight turn and crashed
into the concrete pillar.
Former Resident Killed in Fall
Mrs. Katherine CROCKETT KRUMMELL, 41, wife of Karl W. KRUMMELL
street, Eastend, Pittsburgh, was killed Friday afternoon, October 4,
when she fell from a third-floor window of her home to the street.
was discovered near the window and it is surmised Mrs. KRUMMELL might
been hanging a curtain when she lost her balance and fell. She
to the Pittsburgh hospital, where physicians said death was caused
The KRUMMELLs came to McDonald from Latrobe in 1930 and resided
years. Mr. KRUMMELL was employed by the West Penn Power Co. here,
appliance service department.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Arthur Lyon
stationed in Alaska and Karl and Kenneth KRUMMELL at home; also two
Mrs. Russell B. HERN, Huntsville, Ontario, and Mrs. Albert P. RIGHTOR,
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in a Pittsburgh funeral
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Oct 4, 1946
William BLAIR, 66, of 311 Center avenue, McDonald, died at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 1946, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh,
following an illness of six weeks.
A son of William C. and Anna WILKINSON BLAIR, he was born July
12, 1880 in
Monongahela. He had been a resident of McDonald since he was
two years old.
He was employed as a welder by the Western Electric and Manufacturing
He leaves his wife, Cecelia BLAIR; four daughters: Margaret,
the wife of
Vance SPROWLS of Gary, Ind., Florence, the wife of John LOVE of McDonald,
Ruth, the wife of T. V. DOWLER of Newark, Ohio, and Mildred, the wife
Frank DE ZOMBA of Canonsburg; three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pettit Funeral
charge of the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS, pastor of the McDonald Presbyterian
church. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Henry M. THORNTON, 64, of Fannie street, McDonald, died at 10:00
August 30, 1946, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh, following
illness of several weeks.
A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry THORNTON, he was born December
1882 in Crest Hill, Va. He was a deacon in the First Baptist
Mr. THORNTON is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta THORNTON, four
Mrs. Margaret GREEN, Mrs. Mary HACHER, and Mrs. Grace POLLARD, all
Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Gladys SMITH of McDonald; also four sons, John
of Danville, Ill., Jeremiah, Edward, Ralph and William THORNTON, all
McDonald, and Raymond THORNTON stationed with the army in San Antonio.
brothers also survive, William THORNTON of McDonald and Edward THORNTON
Detroit, and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth ARMSTEAD, Mrs. Mary HILL,
Virginia BENNETT, and Mrs. Grace EDMONDS, all of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the First Baptist
charge of the Rev. Charles REDD. Burial was in Candor cemetery
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Sep 13, 1946
Mrs. Emma SHEARN, 78, formerly of Canonsburg, died at 2:00 a.m. September
7, 1946, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth BURCHFIELD, in
Philadelphia. Mrs. SHEARN had spent most of her life in Canonsburg.
was born February 20, 1868, in West Middletown.
Besides her daughter, which whom she made her home, she is survived
three brothers: W. C. MARSHALL, Oakdale; James MARSHALL, Wilmington,
Calif., and Charles MARSHALL, Galt, Calif.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in a Canonsburg
in charge of the Rev. W. E.CHELLGREN, pastor of the Canonsburg Methodist
church. Burial was in Oak Spring cemetery.
Mrs. Alice PIERRARD DILLON, 54, of Valley street, McDonald, died
p.m. Friday, September 6, 1946 in the Mercy hospital where she had
patient for six days.
A daughter of Philip and the late Alice PIERRARD, she was born
1892, in Belgium.
Surviving besides her father are her husband, Edmond DILLON,
Robert and Edward, and one daughter, Mrs. Howard FELTON, all of McDonald;
also one sister, Mrs. Emil RANK of Sturgeon, and one brother, Amile
of McDonald. There is one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in her late home
in charge of
the Rev. C. F. TAME, pastor of the McDonald Methodist church.
Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.
William C. SMITH, 61, died suddenly at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September
1946, in the Arden hospital where he had been confined since he suffered
stroke five and a half years ago.
A son of the late Braden and Arvella SMITH, formerly of McDonald,
born January 25, 1885, in Parkers Landing.
He is survived by two brothers, Walter SMITH of Warren and Paul
Burgettstown, and three sisters; Mrs. Grace WASSON and Mrs. Gertrude
KAUFMAN, both of Steubenville, and Mrs. Mary CLOUSTON of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Pettit
in charge of the Rev. C. F. TAME, pastor of the McDonald Methodist
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth MOORE HUGHES, 72, formerly of Oakdale, died at
Sunday, September 8, 1946, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest
in Meadville, following a short illness.
A daughter of Katherine and John A. MOORE, she was born October16,
Collier township, and resided in Kansas for 21 years. Her husband
late Martin HUGHES.
Besides the daughter in whose home she died, she is survived
brothers, Harry MOORE of Burgettstown and Nelson MOORE of New Sheffield;
sister Mrs. Mary CAMPBELL of R. D. 1, Oakdale; two grandchildren and
Funeral services were held Wednesday in charge of the Rev. W.
V. RITCHIE of
the Oakdale United Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Oakdale
Mrs. Carrie MC GHEE STRICKLAND, 56, of Franklinton, N.C., died
at 7:20 p.m.
Friday, August 23, 1946 following a lingering illness.
A daughter of the late Martha PERRY and Schem MC GHEE, she was
November 27, 1890 in Franklin county. She and Hugh STRICKLAND
June 9, 1907. Mr. STRICKLAND died February 13, 1922.
She is survived by two sons; Willis STRICKLAND at home and
STRICKLAND of Moncks Corner, S.C.; two daughters; Mrs. S. B. A*****
Henderson, N.C., and Mrs. David MASQUELIER of McDonald, an adopted
PERGERSIN of Macon, Ga.; two brothers; C. C. MC GHEE of Franklinton,
and F. H. MC GHEE of Washington, D. C. and one sister, Mrs. K. S. MAYE
Funeral services were held August 26 in a Funeral home, Franklinton,
charge of the Rev. Mr. FUNDERBURG and the Rev. Mr. EDWARDS. Burial
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Oct 18, 1946
Miss Virginia BARON, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BARON of Terrace
street, died at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 1946 in her home after
Virginia was born April 2, 1923, in McDonald. She was graduated
McDonald high school in the class of 1940.
She is survived by her parents; a brother, Cpl. Arthur BARON,
Goodman field, Fort Knox, Ky., and two sisters, Miss Jean BARON and
Andrew PAVLIC, both of McDonald.
Friends will be received at the Pettit Funeral home, East Lincoln
McDonald, where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Friday.
be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Robert YOUNG, 51, died Monday October 14, 1946, in his home in
A son of the late John and Isabelle MCFARLANE YOUNG of West Elizabeth,
former McDonald residents, he was born in McDonald. He was employed
river barge engineer.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mildred MARSH YOUNG; a daughter Carol
Jean; a son
William; a stepson, Glenn THOMAS; four brothers, William YOUNG of Elrama,
and John, George, and James YOUNG, all three of West Elizabeth, and
sisters, Mrs. Margaret BUCY and Mrs. Charles PASCOE, both of West Elizabeth,
Mrs. James GRANGER of Dravosburg, and Mrs. Stanley HOLMES of Elizabeth.
Mrs. Robert YOUNG of Fifth street and Mrs. Jean BRUCE of the Westend,
McDonald, are aunts.
Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon from his
Mrs. Margrette OKESON PATTEN, 56, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, October
1946, in her home, Montgomery street, Midway, following a three week
illness. A daughter of Samuel and Martha Jane OKESON, she was
1, 1890, in Portersville. She and Earl PATTEN were married 26
years ago in
Johnstown. She was a member of the Methodist church, Oakland,
Surviving besides her husband are three sons, John J. PATTEN
Francisco, Calif., Gilbert H. KUNKLE of Imperial, and Harry A. KUNKLE
Guam; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia ROSE of Pittsburgh and Mrs. (Honey)
VAN BUSKIRK of Fort Belvoir, Va., and two brothers, Harry A. OKESON
Morgantown, W. Va., and William D. OKESON of Niles, Ohio. There
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Wilson
home, Midway, in charge of the Rev. H. Paul SMITH, pastor of the Midway
Methodist church. Burial was in the Allegheny County Memorial cemetery,
Mrs. Jennie C.ATEN, 51, of Follansbee, W. Va., died Monday evening,
14, 1946, in the North Wheeling hospital, shortly after being admitted.
had been in ill health the past year.
A daughter of the late James and Margaret MORRIS REED, she was
23, 1895, in Langeloth. She formerly resided in Burgettstown
Steubenville, moving to Follansbee 12 years ago. Her husband
died 16 years ago. Mrs. ATEN was a member of the Raccoon Presbyterian
church, Candor, the White Shrine, and the Burgettstown Eastern Star
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pat OLIVETO of Fairmont,
W. Va., and
Mrs. Bernard SLATTERY, at home; a son Aaron ATEN of Bulger, and two
Mrs. Roy MC PEAKE of Hollidays Cove, W. Va., and Mrs. Josephine CAMPBELL
Pittsburgh. There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. this Thursday in the
Presbyterian church, Candor, in charge of the Rev. A. Ferman KEARNEY
Hollidays Cove. Burial will be in the Candor cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Sep 20, 1946
August CRIQUELLION, 66, of near Westland, died Thursday, September 12,
1946, in his home following a week's illness.
A retired coal miner, Mr. CRIQUELLION was born on February 14,
Allegheny county, a son of the late Julius and Elizabeth CRIQUELLION.
was a member of the Westland Unite Presbyterian mission and Odd Fellows
lodge of Oakdale.
He is survived by two brothers, Jules of Washington and Paul
of R. D. 1,
Hickory; also three sisters, Mrs. W. Anna RUSSELL of R. D. 4, McDonald;
Robert STEVENSON of R. D. 1, Hickory, and Mrs. John OSKIN of Harmarville.
Funeral services were held Sunday in his late home in charge
Rev.Ralph KEMPER of Canonsburg.
James Armor WITHERSPOON, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, September 15,
his home, R. D. 1, Bulger, following a lingering illness. Mr.
was a prominent farmer in Robinson township.
He was born December 2, 1864, the eldest son of Samuel and Jane
WITHERSPOON. Mr. WITHERSPOON died on the farm on which he was
born. He was
united in marriage on March 11, 1896, with Sara Elizabeth BIGGER, who
November 24, 1928.
Mr. WITHERSPOON was a life-long member of the Robinson United
church and served as an elder for more than 30 years and a teacher
Sabbath school for over 50 years.
He leaves a son, Thomas B. WITHERSPOON, and a daughter, Elizabeth
WITHERSPOON BIGGER, both of Robinson township; two grandchildren, James
Culley BIGGER and Margaret Elizabeth BIGGER; three sisters, Mrs. E.
of New York, Mrs. Lee B. PURDY of Sewickley and Miss Clara WITHERSPOON
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in charge of his
Rev. R. B. FULTON of the Robinson United Presbyterian church.
Charles CEYROLLES died September *, 1946 in his home in Imperial
suffering a long illness.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Sadie C**IFF CEYROLLES, he leaves
one of whom is Mrs. Mary JUNKAR of Cliff Mine, and two sons, Regis
Charles Jr. at home.
Funeral services were held the morning of September ** in St.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Sep 27, 1946
Mrs. Flora M. MATHIEU, wife of the late Nestor J. MATHIEU, of 1113
Maplewood avenue, Ambridge, formerly of Primrose, died Friday, September
1946, after a week's illness.
A daughter of the late Eugene and Florentine GILBERT, she was
7, 1870, in Wanfercee, Baulet, Belgium.
Mrs. MATHIEU came to this country in 1887 and spent most of her
Primrose. After the death of her husband in 1935 she lived with
daughter, Mrs. Joseph E. VANDENBORD in Ambridge. She was a member
Center Unite Presbyterian Church, Midway.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ellen VANDENBORD, of Ambridge
son, Eugene J. MATHIEU of Paoli, Pa.; one grandson, two granddaughters;
one great-granddaughter. Also by two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin WORSTELL
Mrs. James HANNAN, and one brother, Joseph GILBERT, all of Primrose.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at her late home
in charge of
Dr. Thomas E. GRAHAM, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church,
Ambridge, assisted by the Rev. Eldin BENNETT of the Midway Center U.
church. Burial was in the Center Cemetery, Midway.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Oct 25, 1946
Sharen (sic) Rena WATLET, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert WATLET
Joffre, died Sunday, October 13, 1946, shortly after birth.
Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Albert, Jr. and
Jules, and a sister, Peggy Joyce. Burial was October 14 in the
Herbert CAUFIELD, son of the William CAUFIELDs of Highland avenue,
died suddenly Tuesday, October 15, 1946, in his home in Cleveland,
She is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral services
October 17 in Cleveland and further services were held Thursday afternoon
last week in the Thomas funeral home, in charge of the Rev. H. C. CARSON,
pastor of the Oakdale Presbyterian church. Burial was in the
Mrs. Matilda MILLER MORITZ, 72, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, October
1946, in her home Highland avenue, Oakdale, following a lingering illness.
She was born in New York City.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth
SCHOLLAERT, of Beaver Falls.
Funeral services were held October 17 in the Thomas funeral home
of the Rev. H. Carlyle CARSON, pastor of the Oakdale Presbyterian church.
Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth DURKIN LINDEN, 75, wife of Peter LINDEN of Noblestown,
at 12:40 p.m. Monday, October 21, 1946, in her home of a heart ailment
had been suffering from for six months.
A daughter of Elizabeth and James DURKIN, she was born January
12, 1871, in
Noblestown. She married Peter H. LINDEN forty-four years ago
and they had
lived in Noblestown since that time.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, John DURKIN
Funeral services were held Thursday morning in St. Patrick's
Noblestown, with requiem mass by the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHERTY.
in Holy Souls Cemetery, Carnegie.
Katherine MARENCEL, 6, daughter of Mrs. Katherine MARENCEL and
Anthony MARENCEL, was struck by a bus and killed instantly October
on her way from school to her home in Violet Way, Westend, Pittsburgh.
is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph MARENCEL of Barr street.
Funeral services were held October 18 in McKees Rocks and burial
was in St.
Mary's Cemetery, McKees Rocks.
Mrs. Anna KLINSKY and Mrs. Stanley MERIAGE of Primrose and Mrs.
HARTSIK and the Rudolph MARENCELs of McDonald attended the funeral.
Mrs. Emma GOSSIAUX, 71, wife of Jules GOSSOAUX, suffered a stroke
passed away at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 1946, in her home in
Southside, McDonald. She had been ill for some time.
A daughter of Aimable and Florence PUTT, she was born November
12, 1874, in
Gilli, Belgium, and as a child of six came to McDonald where she has
her life time. In 1891 she became the bride of Jules GOSSIAUX.
Besides her husband she is survived by two children: Mrs.
DONNELLY of Weirton, W. Va., and Arthur GOSSIAUX at home; a sister,
Carl WILSON of McDonald, and a brother, Frank PUTT of Detroit.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pettit
home Lincoln avenue, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Alexander MAGE,
of the Irons Memorial French U. P. church. Burial will be in