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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov 29, 1946

Former Local Man Dies in Detroit
 Allison E. ROGERS, brother of the late John C. ROGERS of McDonald, died
Thursday, November 21, 1946, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walton
LANGDALE, in Detroit, Mich.
  A son of the late E.K. and Margaret ALLISON ROGERS, he was born June 24,
1857, in Canonsburg.  He was a resident of McDonald for nearly 30 ears and
then moved to Washington where he resided for 11 years.  He had make his
home with his daughter the past four years.
 Besides Mrs. LANGDALE, Mr. ROGERS is survived by another daughter, Miss
Margaret ROGERS of Los ANGELES, Calif., and a granddaughter, Miss Jane
ROBERS, daughter of the late Claude ROGERS, of Pittsburgh.
 Funeral services were held Sunday in a Detroit funeral home in charge of
the Rev. Charles BROWN pastor of the Second United Presbyterian church,
Washington, of which Mr. Rogers was a member.  Burial was Monday morning in
the Washington cemetery.

 Henry J. YOST, 55, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 18, 1946, in the
home of his sister, Mrs. Harry DOWLER in Burgettstown.  He was born March
28, 1891, in Noblestown and had lived in Burgettstown the past 18 years.  He
was a veteran of World War I and he was a member of American Legion Post 698
of Burgettstown.
 He is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Frank COULTER of Baden and Mrs. Harry
DOWLER of Burgettstown, and three brothers:  Herman YOST of Springdale,
Godfrey YOST of Sturgeon, and Frank YOST of Colliers, W. Va.
 Funeral services were held in the Lee & Wilson Funeral Home the afternoon
of November 20 in charge of the Rev. W. H. FLURKEY.  Burial was in Robinson'
s Run cemetery.

 Charles McConnell CUMMINS, 62, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 1946,
in his home Jefferson avenue, Midway, following an illness of five years.
 A son of Robert M. and Elizabeth MC CALMONT CUMMINS, he was born October 7,
1884, in Mt. Pleasant township.  He spent the last 56 years of his life in
the Primrose and Midway vicinity and had been a member of the Center U. P.
church the past 40 years.
 Surviving are one sister, Jennie M. of Midway and two brothers, William M.
CUMMINS of Midway and R. Maxwell CUMMINS of the Pennsylvania Training
School, Morganza.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Wilson Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. Eldin L. BENNETT, pastor of the Center U.P. church, and
the Rev. E. L. RALSTON of Murrysville.  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery,

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec 13, 1946

Aged Noblestown Man Dies Suddenly
 The sudden death of Isaac Perry ALLEN, 82, of Noblestown at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 1946, came as a shock to his many friends.  Wile it
was known that he was in ill health he continued to take daily walks around
town and on Monday was a dinner guest in the home of his son, Duane ALLAN in
 A son of G. W. and Rachel BOOZEL ALLAN, he was born August 2, 1853 in
Mercer county.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude NEAL ALLAN, two sons, Duane ALLAN of
Oakdale and William C. ALLAN of Butler.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, in the
Thomas Funeral Home, Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. Charles F. TAME of
McDonald, and the Rev. G. M. CONNOR.  Burial will be in the Robinson's Run

 Bud LINDLEY, a brother of Andrew LINDLEY of McDonald, died at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 1946, in his home in R. D. 2, Claysville, Blaine
 Mrs. LINDLEY, a son of HENDERSON and Mary SCOTT LINDLEY, was born December
25, 1887, in Marshall county, W. Va., and spent practically all his life in
Washington county following farming.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hester STALEY LINDLEY; three children:  Mrs.
Alice KNOX, Washington, and Norman and William at home; four brothers:
Andrew, McDonald; Frank, Dunns Station, and Louis and Alva, Washington, and
four sisters:  Mrs. Etta CLEMENS, Mrs. Daisy RINGER, and Mrs. Sarah BYRD,
all of R. D. 3, Washington, and Mrs. Irene ENLY, West Finley.
*Compilers Note:  The last sister's name could be EALY, the second letter is

 Louis Joseph DRUGMAND, 57, died of a heart ailment at 8:00 p.m. Monday,
December 9, 1946, in his home in Imperial.
 A son of the late Marie and Eloi DRUGMAND, he was born November 13, 1889,
in Imperial, where he spent most of his life.
 Surviving are his wife, Blanche BAIS DRUGMAND; one son, George Eloi
DRUGMAND of Imperial, and two daughters, Mrs. Anais COSMAN of Imperial, and
Mrs. Odette ARMSTRONG of R. D. 3, McDonald; two brothers Eloi DRUGMAND and
Roland DRUGMAND, both of Imperil, and one sister, Mrs. Blanche BLANCHARD of
Los Angeles, Calif.  There is one grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the late home in charge of
George SEIBLE. Burial was in Valley Cemetery, Imperial.

 Stephen MOLNAR, 37, of Gormley avenue, Oakdale, died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday,
December 7, 1946 in the Veterans hospital, Aspinwall, where he had been a
patient the past ten months.
 A son of Mrs. Mary MOLNAR and the late Frank MOLNAR, he was born November
21, 1909, in Detroit, Mich.
 Surviving besides his wife, the former Mary BRONESLAWSKY of Oakdale, are
two daughters, Rose Marie and Lillian Mae, and one son, Richard, all of
Oakdale, his mother, Mrs. Mary MOLNAR, three brothers, Frank MOLNAR of
Baltimore, Md., Alex MOLNAR of Washington, D.C., and John MOLNAR of
McDonald, and four sisters, Mrs. Rose TRUDE of Verona, Mrs. Anna REYNOLDS of
Oakdale, Mrs. Mary WEIBLE of Weirton, and Miss Betty MOLNAR of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in St. Patrick's church,
Noblestown, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHARTY.  Burial was in the
Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Carnegie.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug 13, 1959

Word has been received of the recent death of Joseph H. MC QUISTON, 95, of
Wichita, Kans., a former well-known resident of McDonald.
 He was born March 10, 1864, in Emlenton and, in earlier years, was engaged
in the oil business in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.  He and Mary PORTERFIELD
were married in September, 1888, and celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary in 1938.  Mrs. MC QUISTON died in 1945.
 Mr. MC QUISTON moved to Oklahoma in 1916 from Pennsylvania and was active
in the petroleum industry until his retirement in 1939.  At one time he
served as superintendent of oil production for the Pure Oil Co. and the
DX-Sunray Oil Co.
 He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and a life elder of the
Okmulgee First Presbyterian church. The Odd Fellows lodge of Allegheny,
N.Y., Masonic Blue Lodge at Boynton, Okla., and the Consistory, Knights
Templar, and Shrine of Pittsburgh.
 He is survived by a son, Horace L. MC QUISTON of Wichita, Kans., a half
brother, Lester MC QUISTON of Mercer; and two grandchildren, Mrs. H. L. LONG
of Oklahoma City and H. L. MC QUISTON, Jr., of Wichita.
 Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.

 George Edmund YATES, 72, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Monday, August 3,
1959, following an illness of one month.
 Mr. YATES was born March 5, 1887, in Staffordshire, England and came to the
United States in 1902.  He was united in marriage with Margaret PIRMEZ of
McDonald and eight of their ten children were born in McDonald.  He was
employed in the coal mines in and around McDonald and moved in 1924 to the
Steubenville area, where he was employed by the Weirton Steel Co. until his
retirement two years ago.  Mrs. YATES died February 17, 1953.
 He is survived by two sons, Harry and John YATES; and seven daughters, Mrs.
John OLIVER (Harriett), and Mrs. Arthur OLIVER (Fannie), of Steubenville,
Ohio; Mrs. Harry GALAYDE (Lucy) of Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Thomas WEATHERHEARD
(Dorothy) of Colliers, W. Va.; Mrs. David COLLIN (May) of Wintersville,
Ohio; Mrs. Felix CARPINO (Helen Louise) of Tiltonville, Ohio; and Mrs.
Donald TUSTIN (Jane) of R. D. 1, Eldersville.  There are 30 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.  A number of relatives reside in the McDonald
 Funeral services were held August 6 in Steubenville.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec 20, 1946

Chris LAWRENCE, 72, died suddenly Thursday, December 5, 1946, in his home
in Catlettsburg, Ky.  Mr. LAWRENCE was a former Oakdale resident.
 Surviving are two sons; Ralph LAWRENCE of Sarasota, Fla., and William
LAWRENCE of Charleston, W.Va.; two sisters and one brother.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the Thomas Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. H. C. CARSON.  Burial was in the German cemetery,

 John NAGODE, 80, died at 3:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 1946, in his home,
in North Avenue, Midway, following an illness of 15 days.  Mr. NAGODE was
born June 4, 1856, in Yugoslavia and had resided in Midway for nearly 40
years.  He and Miss Joanna TOMAZIN were married in Yugoslavia.  Mrs. NAGODE
died about six years ago.
 Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Frank KOSEM, Mrs. Joseph JANESHEK, and
Mrs. John PETACH all of Midway; one son, Frank NAGODE of R. D. 4, McDonald,
and a sister, Mrs. Anna TOUZEL of Meadowlands.  There are eight
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday in the Wilson Funeral home in charge of
the Rev. Philip W. HORNE, pastor of the Midway Baptist church. Burial was in
the Center cemetery.

McDonald Man Dies Suddenly
 Joseph OLSHINSKY, 29, of 127 Coal street, McDonald, died suddenly Thursday,
December 12, 1946, of a heart ailment from which he had suffered a number of
years.  Mr. OLSHINSKY had been picking coal near the Sunnyhill mine coal
office in Findlay township.  His brother, Frank, thinking that he was gone
too long, began searching for him and found him dead near his truck.
 Surviving besides his wife, Mathilda KOVCHACK OLSHINSKY, is a son Martin,
his mother, Mrs. Martin OLSHINSKY; four brothers:  Albert OLSHINSKY of
McDonald and Louis, Tony, and Frank OLSHINSKY, all of Sturgeon, and a
sister, Miss Helen OLSHINSKY of Sturgeon.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Patrick's church,
Noblestown, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHERTY.  Burial was in the
church cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec 27, 1946

Mrs. Eva. C. CHURCHFIELD, 79, died at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21,
1946, in her home in Main street, Midway, following a lingering illness.   A
daughter of the John LANSBURYs, she was born in September 1867 in Bradford.
Her husband Grant CHURCHFIELD died in January 1930.  Mrs. CHRUCHFIELD had
been a resident of Midway the past 20 years and was a member of the Midway
Baptist church.  There are no known survivors.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Wilson Funeral home in
charge of the Rev. Philip HORNE, pastor of the Midway Baptist church.
Burial was in Center cemetery.

 August CHAMBON of Sacramento street, Corliss, died of lobar pneumonia at
9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 1946.  A son of Louis and Adele BAGUET
CHAMBON, he was born April 30,, 1860 in Pittsburgh, and came to Midway at
the age of eight years.  He and Sara Jane CAMPBELL were married April 30,
1881, in Midway.  Mr. CHAMBON owned and operated a general store in Midway
for 40 years.  He and his wife had resided in Midway until about three years
ago when they moved to Corliss.  Mr. CHAMBON was a member of the Midway
Center U. P. church.
 Surviving besides his wife are:  a daughter, Mrs. Rose MEIGHAN of Corliss,
and three sons; Harry of Crafton, Robert of Ingram, and Virgil of
Follansbee; and two brothers:  Frank S. CHAMBON of McDonald and Ernest
CHAMBON of Cleveland, Ohio.  There are 10 grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Wilson Funeral Home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Philip HORNE, pastor of the Midway Baptist
church, assisted by the Rev. Eldin BENNETT, pastor of the Midway Center U.
P. Church.  Burial was in Center cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec 6, 1946

Robinson Twp. Man Is Released in Fatal Shooting
 Joseph LAUFF, 40, of Dixon street, Midway, was fatally wounded about 1:00 o
'clock, Thursday morning, November 28, 1946, when he was accidentally shot
by a friend he had stopped to visit in Robinson township, according to
police authorities.
 The shooting occurred in the home of Frank EMLER, 68, night watchman at the
Farrar and Nagode coal tipple, one mile north of Midway.
 According to officers and Deputy Coroner E. G. WILSON of Midway, LAUFF and
three companions, Charles PARKES, Woodrow HATTON, and Fred NOURIGAT, all of
Midway, were riding in PARKES's automobile, taking John SABACH to his home,
which is near EMLER's.  As they reached EMLER's home, LAUFF said he wished
to get out and visit EMLER while PARKES turned his car around.  LAUFF, it is
reported, pounded on the side of EMLER's house as he walked to a door at the
rear.  When he was within a few feet of the door EMLER opened the door with
a shotgun in his hands.  EMLER told police that the gun bumped against the
door and was accidentally discharged. The full charge of shot struck LAUFF
in the groin.  Emler carried LAUFF into the house and notified the other
men.  They summoned Dr. C. M. HUGHEY of McDonald, but the wounded mad died
shortly after the arrival of the physician.
 Constable Herschel JOHNSTON, County Detective John PENDERVILLE, and State
Police from the Imperial sub-station were called to the scene, and EMLER was
placed in the county jail. He was later released on $2,000 bail.
 LAUFF was born September 24, 1906, in Tyre, Allegheny County, a son of
Margaret and the late Philip LAUFF.  For the past 15 years he had resided in
Midway, where he operated a service station and was also interested in strip
 He leaves his wife, Stella LAUFF, three children-Rita, Joseph Jr., and a
18-month-old son.; his mother, Mrs. Margaret LAUFF, who resided in New
Kensington, and five sisters and four brothers-John LAUFF, R. D. 1,
McDonald; Mrs. Wilbur SHOTTON, Tarentum; Mrs. Joseph PALMER, R. D. 1,
McDonald; Mrs. Margaret CRUST, New Kensington; Mrs. Joseph BOZIC, Midway;
Mrs. Russell GRANT, Midway; Frank LAUFF, Tarentum; and Nick and Philip
LAUFF, both of New Kensington.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in St. Alphonsus church,
McDonald.  Burial was in the Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Mrs. Robert M. SPEER died Sunday, December 1, 1946, in her residence in the
Melrose hotel, Dallas, Texas, following a lingering illness.
 Mr. SPEER is a former resident of McDonald.  His mother, Mrs. W. J. SPEER
and his sister, Miss Hazel SPEER, resided in Fourth street.
 Besides her husband, Mrs. SPEER leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harris C. NEIL, and
a son, Robert M. SPEER, II, and three grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was in Dallas.

 Mrs. Hadessa COOK CAMERON, wife of the Rev. John CAMERON, died Thursday
morning, November 28, 1946 in her home in Lisbon, Ohio.
 Mrs. CAMERON was a daughter of the late NATHAN G. and Isabella COOK,
formerly of McDonald, and was born on the COOK farm south of McDonald.  She
attended Westminster college, New Wilmington, where she met Mr. CAMERON
 Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter Miss. Dorothy CAMERON of
Lisbon, and three sons, John of Los Angeles, Calif., Nathan of Bakersfield
Calif., and Robert of Lisbon.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the home in Lisbon.  Burial
was in Robinson's Run.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.  McDonald.

 William Lee JOHNSON, 74, a lifelong resident of and a member of a pioneer
family of Washington county died Thursday, November 28, 1946, in his home in
Washington after an illness of six weeks.  Death was caused by a heart
 Son of the late Richard VanEman and Westanna LEE JOHNSON, he was born May
3, 1872, at Johnson Station, now known as Shingiss, North Strabane township.
 Mr. JOHNSON attended Washington and Jefferson college, graduating with the
class of 1894.
 For more than 50 years he had been an active member of the First
Presbyterian church, Washington.  He had served as director of the Citizens
National bank for 22 years.
 Mr. JOHNSON was well known in McDonald and frequently attended the McDonald
Golf Club fourth of July tournaments here.
 One sister, Rebecca J. JOHNSON survives and resides at the family home 222
East Wheeling street Washington.

 Mrs. Maggie Jane MACHALE HORTY, 83, widow of John HORTY, died Monday,
December 2, 1946, in her home in North street.
 A daughter of the late Patrick and Honora CARTER MACHALE, she was born
September 24, 1863, in Belfast, N. Y., and had been a resident of McDonald
the past 47 years.  She was a member of St. Alphonsus church, McDonald.
 Surviving are one daughter, Alice, the wife of Joseph ALTON, McDonald, and
two sons, J. Frank HORTY, Johnstown, and C. Leo HORTY, St. Louis, Mo.; also
one sister, Mrs. J. D. CASE, Bradford, and two grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held this Thursday morning in St. Alphonsus church
with a requiem mass in charge of the Rev. Martin FLAHERTY of Noblestown.
Burial was in Holy Souls Cemetery, Carnegie.

 Hugh A. LYNN, formerly of Imperial and Canonsburg, died on Wednesday
November 27, 1946 in Cresson.
 Besides his married daughter Gladys and a son Hugh, he leaves several
brothers and sisters in this vicinity.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Columbkille church,
Imperial.  Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery, Imperial.
 John SAUERS, 51, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 1946, I ht Mercy
hospital, Pittsburgh, where he had been a patient since July 15.  A son of
Margaret and George SAUERS, Sr., he was born July 11, 1895, in Imperial
where he had spent his entire life.  Surviving are two brothers, George
SAUERS, Jr., and Andrew SAUERS, both of Imperial; one sister, Mrs. Lena
SMITH of Imperial, and several nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Moody Funeral home
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Fr. L. R. KOLAKOWSKI.  Burial was in St.
Columbkille cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Jan 3, 1947

Francis Brady COLLINS, 38, husband of Margaret MURPHY COLLINS, died
suddenly Monday, December 30, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio.
 A son of Frank COLLINS of McDonald, and the late Marie BRADY COLLINS, he
was born February 16, 1908, in McDonald.  He was a member of St. Alphonsus'
church, McDonald.  He was employed as a welder by the Standard Fabricator
 Besides his wife and father, he leaves three children:  Kathleen Ann,
Francis Brady, Jr., and Patricia Maureen; four brothers; Joseph, Byron and
Harry COLLINS, all three of McDonald, and James COLLINS of Pittsburgh, and
four sisters:  Mrs. Mary KNESTRICK of Washington and Mrs. Kathryn YOLTON,
and Miss Margaret and Miss Helen COLLINS, all of McDonald.
 Requiem high mass was held at nine o'clock Thursday morning in St.
Alphonsus' church with the Rev. Fr. W. J. MC CASHIN of Burgettstown
officiating.  Burial was in Holy Souls Cemetery, Campbell's Run road,

 Mrs. Clarissa MARLIER, 79, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 27, 1946, in
her home in Summit street, McDonald, following a lingering illness.
 A daughter of Jean Joseph and Marie Antoinette LEJEUNE SUPLIT, she was born
in Roux, Belgium, and came to McDonald in 1887 where she had since resided.
She and Victor F. MARLIER were married April 4, 1889, in McDonald by the
late Dr. W. D. IRONS.  She was a charter member of the Irons Memorial French
U. P. church.
 Surviving besides her husband, Victor F. MARLIER, are two sons, Victor E.
MARLIER of Follansbee, W. Va., and Fernal R. MARLIER of Crafton; five
daughters, Mrs. George NELMS of Pittsburgh, Mrs. J. Harold TRIMMER and Mrs.
H. G. LEONARD, both of McDonald, Mrs. V. M. CHAMBON of Follansbee, W.Va.,
and Mrs. Henri M. MARC of Garden City, N.Y., and two brothers, Elise SUPLIT
of Springfield, Ill., and P. J. SUPLIT of Mayville, N.Y.  An infant daughter
died in 1893.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Irons Memorial church in
charge of the Rev. Alexandre (sic) MAGE.  Burial was in Robinson's Run

 Mrs. Elizabeth WEBB, 75, died suddenly at seven o'clock Sunday evening,
December 29, 1946 in her home in Wenzell road, Harmarville, of a heart
attack.  She had been ill for several months.
 Mrs. WEBB was born in West Myrston, Scotland.  She came to McDonald 40
years ago where she resided until going to Oakmont where she made her home
with her son John.
 Besides the son, she is survived by two daughters:  Mrs. Janet DEEDHAM of
Detroit and Mrs. Isabella FULTON of Ambridge and a sister, Mrs. Margaret
MULVENEY, in Scotland.  There are five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.  She was a sister of the late Mrs. Robert STEVENSON of
Valley street.  Her husband died a number of years ago.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Gordon Funeral home,
Oakmont.  Burial was in Deer Creek cemetery.

 Mrs. Clara HASKINS VOYE, 62, wife of the late Alphonse VOYE died suddenly
at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 1946, in her home in Fountain street,
Crafton.  Death was caused by a heart attack.  Her husband died June 20,
 Mrs. VOYE is survived by four sons:  Gerald VOYE, Dayton, Ohio; and
Alphonse J., Regis, and James VOYE, all of Crafton, and one daughter, Mrs.
Paul GEINZER of Crafton.  A sister Myrtle, the wife of William CARLYLE of
Washington, and two brothers:  Leo HASKINS of Florida and Cyril HASKINS of
Bridgeville survive.
 Funeral services were held Saturday morning in St. Philips' R. C. church,
Crafton.  Burial was in the Bridgeville cemetery.

 Benjamin Lewis BISH, 33 of Weirton, W.Va., formerly of McDonald, died at
10:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 1946, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh,
following a lingering illness.  Mr. BISH was born October 3, 1913, in
McDonald and graduated from McDonald high school with the class of 1932.
Prior to his illness he was employed as a mechanic by the Weirton Steel Co.
 Besides his wife, Mrs. Alice MC KENNA BISH, he leaves two sons, Ronald, 5,
and Keith, 3; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver BISH of Railroad street,
McDonald, and a brother, George BISH of Burgettstown.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Pettit
funeral home in charge of the Rev. Philip HORNE, pastor of the Midway
Baptist church. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Harry W. ERWIN, 70, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 1946, in the
home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie GORDON, Fannie street, McDonald, following a
lingering illness.  He was born November 29, 1876, in Pennsylvania and had
been employed by the R. G. Dunn Co., New York City, for thirty years prior
to coming to McDonald three years ago.
 Besides his sister, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Maude ERWIN, of
 Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 1947, in St.
Alphonsus' church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

 Mrs. Mary K. PIERSON, 69, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 1946, in
her home in Queen street, McDonald, following an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. PIERSON was born March 3, 1877, in Roux, Belgium, and came to the
McDonald vicinity 43 years ago.
 Surviving besides her husband, Louis PIERSON, are two sons, Louis of
Hollidays Cove and Fernal of McDonald; two daughters, Mrs. Walter RATTIGAN,
of Paris, Pa., and Mrs. Charles MYERS, Jr., of McDonald, three brothers,
Fernand CATRAIN of Roux, Belgium, and John and Archie CATRAIN of Detroit,
Mich.  There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Pettit funeral home in
charge of Dr. S. A. MC COLLAM, pastor of the First U. P. Church, McDonald.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.


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