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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov 1, 1946

Mrs. Christina CLARK BURGOON, wife of Albert BURGOON, died suddenly at
12:20 a.m. Friday, October 25, 1946, in her home, R. D. 1, McDonald.
 Mrs. BURGOON was born March 17, 1881 in Pennsylvania, and had been a
resident of the McDonald district for the last 35 years.
 Surviving are her husband and the following children:  Edward of Detroit,
Mrs. Paul JOHNS of Leetsdale, William and Margaret at home, Robert of R. D.
1, McDonald, and Mrs. Robert HOLLAND of Midway; 13 grandchildren, and one
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Paul
SMITH of Midway.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Henry Hultz COUCH, 62, formerly of McDonald and Cherry Valley, died from a
heart attack at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 1946, in his home in
Harwick Road, Cheswick, where he has lived the past 24 years.
 A son of the late George and Mary Ann CARSON COUCH, he was born January 18,
1884, in Sturgeon.  He married Anna Mae JACKSON of Midway January 21, 1909.
 Mr. COUCH was employed as a pulverizer operator by the Colfax station of
the Duquesne Light Co.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Samuel COUCH, and a daughter,
Mrs. Daniel MC CURDY, both of Cheswick; two brothers, Robert and John COUCH
of Oakmont, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph MIDDLEMAS of Cheswick, and Miss
Ruby COUCH of Oakmont.  Mr. A. B. COCHRAN of Fannie street, McDonald, is an
 Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the
Clowes Funeral home, Pittsburgh, in charge of the Rev. Edgar LUCAS.  Burial
will be in Deer Creek Cemetery, Cheswick.

 Local Farmer, 90, Claimed by Death
 Adam KAUFMANN, Sr. 90, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 1946 in his
home R. D. 1, McDonald.
 He was born in 1855 in Luxembourg, and came to this country in 1882.  He
first located in Burgettstown and since moving to McDonald had been a farmer
and had been active until January 1946.  In 1883 he married Margaret
WEITZEL, who died in 1924.
 He is survived by three sons, John KAUFMANN of R. D. 3, McDonald and
William KAUFMANN of Steubenville, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Katie RIGERT at
home and Mrs. B. J. MENKE, of Valley street, McDonald, and a sister, Mrs.
Anna Barbara KRESS of R. D. 2, McDonald.  A daughter, Mrs. George ZEIGLER is
deceased.  There are 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held in the home Wednesday afternoon in charge of Dr.
Arthur A. ARMSTRONG, a former pastor of Robinson's Run U. P. church.  Burial
was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov 8, 1946

William Leon CHEESEBROUGH, 46, died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage at
4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 1946, in his home in Manor street, Detroit,
 A son of Josephine TILLMONT and the late William A. CHEESEBROUGH, he was
born September 19, 1900, in Venice and graduated from McDonald high school
in the class of 1918.
 He married the former LaVerne STEELE and they had lived the past eight
years in Detroit, where Mr. CHEESEBROUGH had been employed as a salesman by
the Washington National Life Insurance company.  He was a member of the
Masonic lodge and the United Presbyterian church.
 Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. W. A. CHEESEBROUGH of
Butler, and two brothers, Wallace CHEESEBROUGH of Ingram and Russell
 Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Hamilton Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. R. J. WILLIAMSON.  Burial was in the Grand Lawn cemetery,
 Robert W. GILES and daughter Violet Jayne of McDonald attended the funeral.

 Mrs. Margaret HYSER BEST, 73, of McDonald died at 11:00 a.m. Sunday,
November 3, 1946, in Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lingering
 Mrs. BEST was born March 9, 1873, in Allegheny county, a daughter of the
late Christopher and Christine GERLACH HYSER.  She and Samuel BEST were
united in marriage November 25, 1893.  She had been a resident of McDonald
the past 60 years, recently making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde
HANCOCK, of R. D. 1, McDonald.  Her husband died November 20, 1930.  Mrs.
BEST was a member of the McDonald Methodist church.
 She is survived by the following daughters;  Mrs. Myrtle BOWLAND and Mrs.
Sylvia HANCOCK, R D. 1, McDonald; Mrs. Albert MC GEE of Carnegie, Mrs.
Thelma KLETZLI of Oakdale, and Mrs. Lois WILSON of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs.
Ida CRUMMY of Wilkinsburg is a step-daughter.  Two brothers, Perry HYSER and
Chris HYSER, both of McDonald, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary KRESS of Primrose
and Mrs. Katherine HALLECK of Clarksville, W. Va., also survive.  There are
thirteen grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Rev.
Charles F. TAME.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Anna Mary DUNKLE, 78, died from a complication of diseases at 11:45
p.m. Monday, November 4, 1946, in her home in Hastings avenue, Oakdale,
where she had lived the past 47 years.  She had been ill five weeks.
 A daughter of Joseph S. and Anna Mary GRANT, she was born January 28, 1869,
in Venango county.  She and Alvin E. DUNKLE were married March 31, 1889, in
Cleveland, Ohio, after which they resided in McDonald, Wilkinsburg, and
finally in Oakdale.  Mr. DUNKLE died December 3, 1929.
 She is survived by the following sons:  Joseph Edgar and Kenneth Maxell
(sic) at home, Robert Raymond of McDonald, Donald David of Bethel township,
and Harold Alvin of Coraopolis; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy URUN of Parkers
Landing and Mrs. Orpha MC CLEERY of Denver, Colo., six grandchildren, and
one great-grandchild.
 Mrs. DUNKLE was a member of the First Presbyterian church.
 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Thomas funeral home,
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. H. C. CARSON and the Rev. W. V. RITCHIE.
Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.

 Gustave BREIT, 77, a former resident of Sturgeon, died Sunday, October 27,
1946, in his home in Neville Island.
 He was born April 18, 1869, in Wildenburg, Germany, and came to this
country in 1883, locating at Courtney.  In 1888 he moved to Sturgeon where
he remained until May 1, 1946, when he moved to Neville Island.
 Mr. BREIT, a retired Pennsylvania railroader, is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Emma SEFZIK of Sturgeon and Mrs. Bertha FEHL of Bishop
 Funeral services were held the morning of October 30 in St. Patrick's
church Noblestown, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHERTY.

 Heart Attack Fatal to Former Local Man
 Samuel J. PUSATERI, 50, son of Michael PUSATERI of McDonald, died suddenly
at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 1946, in his home in
Brentwood.  Death was caused by a heart ailment.  Tuesday he complained of
not feeling well and did not go to his work.  Mr. PUSATERI operated a shoe
repair shop in Pittsburgh.
 He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sadie POUNDS PUSATERI; two sons, Samuel J.,
Jr., of Brentwood, and Howard of California; also his father, M. PUSATERI, a
brother Walter of McDonald, and two sisters, Sadie, the wife of William
MONDIK of New Brighton, and Mary, the wife of Raymond JIANNINO of McDonald.
 The body was brought Thursday to the home of his father in North McDonald
street where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon.

 Robert PHILLIPS, 68, died the morning of October 28 in the Canton, Ohio,
hospital following an illness of two years.
 A son of Nancy MC COY and Robert PHILLIPS, he was born November 1, 188, in
 Surviving besides his wife Carrie are two sisters, Mrs. Ella MARTIN of
Seabring, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth FERRIS of Midway.
 Funeral services were held October 31 in Canton.  Burial was in the Canton

 George Richard PUTNAM, 17, son of Raymond A. and Jean COCHRAN PUTMAM of
Steubenville, Ohio, died at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 1946 in the Ohio
Valley hospital, Steubenville, of a heart ailment.
 He was born October 27, 1929, in Crafton Heights and resided there until he
was four years of age, at which time the family moved to Ohio.  He was a
senior in Well high school, and officer in the Hi-Y, and a member of the
Westminster Presbyterian church, Steubenville.
 Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Homer HUPP of
Clairton and Mrs. Delbert SMITH of Mingo Junction, Ohio; two nieces and two
nephews, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. COCHRAN of McDonald and
Mrs. R. A. PUTNAM, Sr., of Syracuse, N.Y.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Norman
NYGAARD.  Burial was in the Chestnut Ridge cemetery at Florence.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov 15, 1946

James Tilton COLE, 44, formerly of R. D. 4, McDonald, died Sunday, November
10, 1946, after a prolonged illness.
 A son of Everett and Ida MURDOCK COLE, he was born March 10, 1902, in
Greene county, but had spent most of his life in Washington county.  The
family lived on a farm in the Cherry Valley district for a number of years.
 Two sisters and three brothers survive:  Mrs. Myrtle KELLK, Manitou Beach,
Mich.; Mae COLE, Washington; Cleamon and Leslie COLE, Hickory, and Harry
COLE, Taylorstown.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Pettit Funeral home
in charge of the Rev. H. A. BRUDER of Washington.  Burial was in Robinson's
Run cemetery.

 Emil M. COWDEN, 64, a former burgess of Houston, died at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday,
November 12, 1946, in his home in Houston.
 A son of the late John K. and Elizabeth BOYCE COWDEN, he was born November
14, 1882, in Hickory.  For many years he engaged in the oil business and
later was employed by the Keystone Gas company for 16 years.
 Besides his wife, Dora CRAWFORD COWDEN, he is survived by one sister, Mrs.
A. GILMORE of Harriman, Tenn.  V. L COWDEN of Venice and W. B. COWDEN of
Hickory are uncles.
 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in his late home in charge of
the Rev. W. F. HARKEY.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant U. P. cemetery, Hickory.

 Mrs. Marie Theresa MAURIN, 80, died of a heart ailment at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7, 1946, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma HOLDER,
Spring street, McDonald.
 Mrs. MAURIN was born March 7, 1865, in France and came to McDonald in 1904.
She and the late Victor Maurice MAURIN were married in 1893 in France.  Her
husband died about eight years ago.
 Surviving are the following children:  August MAURIN of Coraopolis, Mrs.
Emma HOLDER and Felix MAURIN, both of McDonald, Mrs. Victorina FIELD of
Conneautville, and Mrs. Martha HAGERTY of Carnegie.  There are 11
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Pettit Funeral home.
Burial was in the Hillsdale Cemetery, McDonald.

 Mrs. Minnie Belle SCOTT, 67, of Venice died of lobar pneumonia at 12:50
a.m. Sunday, November 10, 1946, in the Canonsburg General hospital.
 A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester LARRICK, she was born
November 18, 1878, in Ava, Ohio.  She came to Venice in 1894 from Ava.
 Surviving besides her husband, Elijah Forsyth SCOTT, are seven children:
Mrs. Clarence CRAWFORD of near Primrose, Miss Mildred and Miss Dorothy SCOTT
of Washington, D. C., Charles F. SCOTT of Derby, N.Y., George Floyd SCOTT of
Pittsburgh, Clair F. and John L. SCOTT at home; one brother, Charles M.
LARRICK of Ava, Ohio. A son, Wilmer Lane SCOTT died at the age of eight
years.  A stepson, J. Marion SCOTT died in June 1946 and her only sister,
Mrs. Ada MORRISON, wife of William C. MORRISON, died in September 1945.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Petit Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. C. T. LITTELL former pastor of the Venice U. P. church.
Burial was in the Venice cemetery.

Child Loses Fight Against Leukemia
 Evelyn Margaret Smith, nine, of Joffre, failed in her fight against
leukemia.  The young girl died Monday night following an illness of 11
 She was taken ill after attending the Raccoon school for one week last
September and was treated in Washington hospital for several weeks.  A call
was sent out for blood donors but the transfusions proved ineffective.
Leukemia is a disease of the liver and lymphatic glands in which excess
white corpuscles destroy the red corpuscles and is a form of cancer of the
blood.  She was released from the hospital nine weeks ago.
 A daughter of Mrs. Helen SMITH, the girl was born February 2, 1937, in
Joffre.  Besides her mother, she leaves her grandmother, Mrs. Della SPAHAR,
of Joffre.
 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. SPAHAR, in charge of the Rev. R. C. SUTTON of
Burgettstown.  Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov 22, 1946

Mrs. Margaret Campbell JOHNSTON WHITE, 79, died Friday, November 15, 1946,
in her home in Burgettstown.  Born January 20, 1867, in a log cabin on the
Thomas JOHNSTON farm which is now the eastern section of McDonald, she later
moved to Raccoon where she lived until her marriage in 1888. Since then she
had resided in Burgettstown.
 She is survived by a son Alvan J. WHITE at home.
 Funeral services were held November 18 in the home in charge of the Rev. J.
C. RUBLE.  Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Burgettstown.

 Edwin J. DAVIS, 37, died Friday morning, November 15, 1946, in his home in
Houston.  He was born December 13, 1908 in Bishop and had been employed as
an accountant by the Pittsburgh Coal company for a number of years.
 He is survived by his wife, Ruth STEELE DAVIS; a son Edwin Benson at home;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DAVIS of Houston; a brother Daniel DAVIS of
R. D. 3, McDonald, and a sister, Lillian MCMILLEN, of Houston.
 Funeral services were held Monday in charge of the Rev. H. Ross HUME.
Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery, Florence.

 Mrs. Nellie MC VICKER OLDFIELD, 65, of Arabella street died at 5:05 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 1946, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, where she
had been a patient the past several weeks.  Her death came as a result of a
lingering illness.
 She was born in Scotland and came to America as a young girl. Her husband,
Thomas OLDFIELD, died ten years ago.  Mrs. OLDFIELD had been an active
member of Robinson's Run United Presbyterian church.
 She is survived by one sister, Mrs. James DAVIDSON of McDonald.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the
James DAVIDSON home Third street.  Burial will be in Robinson's Run

 Mrs. Elizabeth ANDERSON GARRITY, 79, died at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November
14, 1946, in the home of her niece, Mrs. Robert PROVOST, Hastings avenue,
Oakdale, following a lingering illness.
 A daughter of Thomas and Anne ANDERSON, she was born July 20, 1867, in
Morpeth, England.  She and James GARRITY were married 47 years ago in
Rochester.  Mr. GARRITY died 18 years ago.  Mrs. GARRITY had made her home
in Mt. Washington until two years ago when she came to live with her niece.
There are about 25 nieces and nephews surviving.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. H. Caryle CARSON, pastor of the Oakdale Presbyterian
church. Burial was in Mt. Lebanon cemetery.


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