|From the McDonald Record-Outlook Sep 15, 1939
William M. LONG of the old post office apartment has received word of
death of his cousin, Mrs. William SHULTZ, who died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday,
September 12, 1939 in her home in Knoxville. Funeral services
will be held
this Friday afternoon in the SCHULTZ home. Burial will be in
Frank W. CUNNINGHAM, aged 67 years, 7 months, and 7 days, died
9:55 a.m. Friday, September 8, 1939, in his home, 362 Valley street,
McDonald, of a heart attack.
A son of the late J. Frank and Elizabeth COUTS CUNNINGHAM, he
February 1, 1872, at Lone Pine, this county. He and Susanna LEWIS
married February 27, 1896, in Pittsburgh. Mr. CUNNINGHAM was
and had been employed in Montour mine No. 9. He was a member
McDonald Methodist church.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons: Frank at home, and
CUNNINGHAM of Terrace street, McDonald; three daughters: Charlotte,
wife of Kenneth WEBBER, at home, Guilia, the wife of Claude HOLDEN
Washington, and Dessmont, the wife of W. J. STITSEL of Venice; two
Mrs. Jess MC COLLOUGH and Mrs. Frank CARNAHAN of Clinton, and 15
grandchildren. A son, William B., died in 1897 and a daughter
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Cunningham
conducted by the Rev. James J. BUELL, pastor of the McDonald Methodist
church, assisted by the Rev. J. H. DE BOLT of Washington, a former
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Besse J. STURGEON PAXTON, 58, died at noon Sunday, September
in her home in Oakdale after an illness of several months.
A daughter of the late Joseph R. and Margaret Wallace STURGEON,
born January 5, 1881, in Oakdale. She attended the Pittsburgh
graduated from Slippery Rock Stat Teachers' college.
She and Lloyd S. PAXTON were untied in Marriage July 8, 1909
in Oakdale by
the Rev. J. B. ... (ripped page). After their marriage they moved
Columbus, Ohio, and later to Detroit, Mich. In 1932, they came
Oakdale and have resided here since. Mrs. PAXTON was a matron
in the Boy's
Industrial Home, Oakdale, for one and a half years prior to her illness.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Oakdale.
Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Joseph A. PAXTON of
brothers: Glenn STURGEON, Wallace STURGEON, and Paul STURGEON,
sisters: Miss Margaret STURGEON, Mrs. Louis WEINMAN, and Mrs.
MAGDALENE, all of Oakdale. There is one granddaughter, Sue PAXRON
Detroit. Mrs. PAXTON's mother died in 1907 and her father in
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, September 6,
in the First
Presbyterian church, Oakdale, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Carl
WHITE, D. D., assisted by the Rev. E. B. WELSH, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Coraopolis. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Miss
Miss Anna PAXTON of Cleveland, Ohio, and A. H. PAXTON of Ashland, Ohio,
Rev. J.B. JAMISON of Mt. Lebanon, J. B. CALHOUN of New Wilmington,
Albert STURGEON of Zelienople.
John L. MC GOUGH, 78, prominent retired farmer of Burgettstown
and for 23
years secretary of the Burgettstown fair, died Monday afternoon.
survived by his wife and one daughter.
The Rev. J. Wilson STITT, 75, for several years pastor of the
Florence, and Frankfort Springs Presbyterian churches, died Saturday,
September 9, 1939, in the home of a son, The Rev. Wilson M. STITT,
Three sons and a daughter survive.
Burial took place Monday in the Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg.
the grave were in charge of the Masonic fraternity.
Mrs. Marie PRATA, 86, wife of Alphonse PRATA, died at 6:30 p.m.
September 9, 1939, in her home in Bulger, where she was the oldest
She had been bedridden for two weeks. She was born in Italy and
in Bulger the past 30 years.
Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Guido FRATINA,
sons, Mayo RONER and William PRATA, all of Bulger. There are
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the RONER home,
Burial was in Center Cemetery, Midway.
Mrs. Margaret KELSO LOVE, 56, died at 8:00 a.m. Friday, September
in her home, 211 Bailey avenue, Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh. A
Benjamin and Anna SHAW KELSO, she was born April 3, 1883, in South
township, near McDonald. The family moved from the home farm
about 40 years ago. She and the Rev. Albert A. LOVE were united
August 12, 1920, in the KELSO home in Corliss, while he was pastor
Sheraden United Presbyterian church. They moved to Mt. Washington
became pastor of the United Presbyterian church there. An active
worker, Mrs. LOVE was a member of the board of managers of the United
Presbyterian Home . (ripped page, it appears only the town name is
Besides her husband she is survived by a sister Florence, the
wife of the
Rev. J. L. THOME of Oxford, Ohio, and three brothers: Fred B.
Akron, Ohio, and Mathew M. KELSO and Leman S. KELSO, both of Pittsburgh.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Slater Funeral
Washington, in charge of the Rev. W. R. MC MUNN, D. D., of Oakdale
address was by the Rev. L. J. DAVISON, D.D., of the McKeesport U. P.
Other ministers who had a part in the service were the Rev. C. B. WIBLE
the Mt. Washington Presbyterian church and the Rev. R. S.COPELAND of
Brookline U. P. church.
Burial was Monday morning in Robinson's Run cemetery in the plat
stood the old Robinson's Run United Presbyterian church, where she
baptized and where she was received into the church as a young girl.
Edward BLANCHON died at 10:45 Tuesday, September 5, 1939, in his
Champion. He was born March 23, 1857, in France and had been
a resident of
Sturgeon for 49 years.
He is survived by the following children: August and Frank
Celestine, the wife of Ben SCHUGAR of Pittsburgh, Rose, the wife of
DELANEY, Valentine, wife of Jules SAMUELS, Julianna, wife of Mike SHEARSON,
and five grandchildren, all of Sturgeon.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 o'clock. Burial
was in the Robinson
's Run cemetery.
Albert PODOLINSKI, 33, died Thursday, September 7, 1939, in his
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret MURIN; his father,
several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Columkille's
Imperial. Burial was in St. Columbkille's cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Jun 27, 1947
William R. MC KENNA, 50, formerly of Sturgeon, and a veteran of World
I, died June 4, 1947, in Aberdeen hospital, Minneapolis, Minn., where
been a patient the past four years. He was a nephew of Mr. William
Monessen and a grandson of the late Mrs. Jane BOND of Sturgeon.
Mrs. Mary KNOEDLE POWERS, 81, of Cecil died June 20, 1947, at
7:05 p.m. in
St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh following a lingering illness.
Mrs. POWERS was born June 10, 1866, in Pittsburgh. Her
POWERS, died 40 years ago. She had made her home for the past
16 years in
Cecil with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph ADAMS. Mrs. POWERS was a
member of St.
Mary's Catholic church of Cecil.
She leaves two daughters: Mrs. Alberta FREDERICKS of Venice
and Mrs. Irene
ADAMS of Cecil, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in St. Mary's church.
was in the church cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Jul 4, 1947
James Franklin CRAWFORD, 38, of R. D. 3, McDonald, died Friday, June
1947, in his home. Mr. CRAWFORD had been in poor health for some
He was born February 2, 1909, in Mt. Pleasant township, a son
of the late
George and Mary Elizabeth EWING CRAWFORD.
He leaves three brothers; Matthew of Carrick, George Leroy of
Ky., and Clarence CRAWFORD of R. D. 3, McDonald.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Rogers Funeral
charge of the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, McDonald, assisted by the Rev. C. T. LITTELL. Burial
was in Mt
Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
John LEYTRICK, 74, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 1947, in
his home in
Valley street, McDonald, following a lingering illness.
A son of Michael and Anna Leytrick, he was born December 25,
Pullman, Ill. He went to Czechoslovakia at the age of eight years
was employed as State police in the court of Franz Josef. He
KVAK were married in Czechoslovakia and returned to the United States
years ago. Employed here as a miner, he was a member of the National
society in Oakdale.
Surviving are four daughters; Pauline, the wife of Joseph
Czechoslovakia; Victoria, the wife of Michael HOSPODAR of McDonald;
Josephine, the wife of Vincent JANESHEK of Midway, and Marie, the wife
Stanley NEA of R. D. 1, Imperial, and three sons; Emil, Stephen and
all of McDonald. There are fourteen grandchildren and two
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in his home in Valley
McDonald in charge of the Rev. S. A. MC COLLUM, D. D. Burial was in
's Run cemetery.
*Compiler's note: This is my great-grandfather. His birth
name was Janos
Lejtrich. I am descended through his daughter Victoria and her
Michael. At this time, 1-20-02, Marie is the last living child
of John and
Miss Mary M. CRISS, 87, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, 1947,
in her hom
e in Eldersville following an illness of two months. A daughter
Rittenhouse and Eliza Jane STEWART CRISS, she was born in January
the CRISS farm one mile north of Eldersville. She moved into
about 50 years ago. She was one of eight children.
Surviving are three brothers: Charles L. CRISS of Hillcrest,
CRISS of Punxsutawney, and N. R. CRISS of Pittsburgh, and a sister,
Hallie TAYLOR of Eldersville. She was well known in this area,
some time with her sister Mrs. TAYLOR, a former resident of Midway.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Jul 11, 1947
Marshall BRUCE, 70, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, July 7, 1947, in his home
Langeloth. He has been a resident of Langeloth the past 30 years.
Surviving are his wife Catherine SMITH BRUCE; on son William BRUCE
Langeloth and a sister, Mrs. Mary MC WILLIAMS of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial
Robinson's Run Cemetery, McDonald.
Mrs. Georgiana HOLMES FLANEGIN, 76, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday,
July 7, 1947,
in her home in Imperial
A daughter of the late John and Mary Jane DOWLER HOLMES, she
January 1, 1871, near West Middletown. She and Mr. FLANEGIN celebrated
their Golden wedding anniversary, October 21, 1946.
She was a member of the Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial.
besides her husband are the following brothers and sister: J.
E. HOLMES of
Houston, John and Clyde HOLMES of Woodrow, and Mrs. Mary VOGLE of Hickory.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Weir Funeral
Enlow, in charge of the Rev. Calvin J. LOGAN. Burial was in the
Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.
John Winand JOHNEN of 311 Queen street died at 12:50 a.m. July
5, 1947, in
the Washington hospital following a lingering illness.
A son of Joseph and Anna BECKER JOHNEN, he was born January 20,
Eupen, Germany. Before coming to this country, he worked in Verviers,
Belgium for 14 years as a baker, after which he made 21 trips across
Atlantic ocean as a cook. Upon his arrival in the United States,
for a short time in Philadelphia, coming to this area in 1895.
Josephine GORGELS were married August 21, 1895, in the Holy Trinity
by the Rev. Ambrose F. BRUDER.
Mr. JOHNEN served in the German army for three years and is a
member of the
La Solidarite Association of McDonald.
Surviving besides his wife, are three sons, Joseph J. and Louis
both of McDonald, and Leopold J. JOHNEN of Flushing, Ohio, and three
daughters, Mrs. Paul WAUTHIER and Mrs. Henry KRENN, both of McDonald,
Mrs. Bernard CYPHERS of Neville Island, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur GERMAIN
Leige, Belgium. There are 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
daughter Elida died in 1918.
Funeral services were held July 7 in the Pettit Funeral home
in charge of
the Rev. Joseph H. RODGERS. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Olive May BECK died at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1947,
in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas R. ROSE, 3050 Zephyr avenue, Sheraden,
A daughter of James K. and Eleanor SMITH BEAUMONT, she was born
1870, on the old McMurray farm near Oakdale. She was a graduate
Oakdale academy and taught in the Mohawk Valley school. She and
Samuel A. BECK of Candor were united in marriage on September 22, 1892.
Surviving are two sons, Samuel A. BECK, Jr., of Sheraden and
Robert J. BECK
of Wilkinsburg; three daughters, Ella, the wife of C. M. LAND; Hazel,
wife of R. G. HERD, Olive, the wife of T. R. ROSE, all of Sheraden;
sister, Mrs. James (Daisy) WILLIAMS of Noblestown and five brothers,
T., Alfred S., Robert S. and Harry W. BEAUMONT, all of Oakdale and
K. BEAUMONT of Los Angeles, Calif. There are twelve grandchildren
great-grandchildren. A son, William L. BECK, died sixteen years
brothers, James R. and Joseph E. BEAUMONT are deceased.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Conroy Funeral
charge of the Rev. Harold Brown, pastor of the Nazarene church, of
Mrs. BECK was a member. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
Well Known Local Woman Is Claimed By Death
Mrs. Marian OLDFIELD BOYD, wife of the late J. Findley BOYD,
July 8, 1947, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief
A daughter of the late Joseph and Marian SIMPSON OLDFIELD of
and Mr. BOYD were married September 14, 1899. Mr. BOYD died in
BOYD was a member of the First Methodist church of McDonald.
Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Joseph
McDonald; Mrs. John BUTLER, Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Aaron STEELE, Tulsa,
Okla., and Robert S. OLDFIELD, New Port Richey, Fla.; also a niece
OLDFIELD, McDonald, and two nephews, C. M. BUTLER, Dearborn, Mich.,
A. BUTLER, Cleveland.
Funeral service will be held in her late home Friday afternoon
at 2:30 o'
clock, in charge of the Rev. Charles F. TAME and the Rev. John DEBOLT
Washington. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Oct 15, 1959
Mrs. Margaret KRIEGER MOORE of Imperial, died suddenly Monday, October
1959, in the Sewickley Valley hospital.
She was born April 27, 1906, at Thom's Run and had been a resident
Imperial for 34 years. She was a member of the Valley Presbyterian
was president of the Ladies' Aid Society, and a member of the Wa-Le-Ta
She is survived by her husband, Wilbert MOORE; three daughters,
STOVER, Mrs. Dorothy ROWLEE and Sandra J. MOORE, all of Imperial; a
Pfc. Henry W. MOORE, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.; her father Jacob
of Oakdale; a sister, Mrs. Bertha ROWLANDS of Oakdale; and a brother,
Jacob KRIEGER of Rennerdale. There are five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 8 in the Moody funeral home,
charge of the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL, pastor of the Valley Presbyterian
church, Imperial. Burial was in Valley cemetery.
Americus SARTORI died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Tuesday, October
5, 1959, in
his home in Bulger.
He was born August 8, 1897, in Brazil, South America, a son of
Elizabeth STERCKLE SARTORI. Mr. SARTORI was a retired Pittsburgh
He was married to Ermes TRUZZI December 15, 1920, at Wellsburg,
They resided in Bavington for four years after their marriage and then
to Bulger where they had resided since.
Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters, Ann, the wife of
GRZEBIENIOWSKI of McDonald; Jean, at home; and Norma, the wife of Joseph
ALVAREZ of Ontario, Calif.; two sons, James and William, both at home;
three sisters, Mrs. Albert STERCKLE of Bulger; Mrs. Severina LONGHI
MINDOVE, Argentina; and Mrs. Speranza STERCKLE of Vincenza, Italy.
are four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Wilson funeral home,
Burial was in Center Cemetery, Midway.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Aug 1, 1947
August J. WEITZEL, 81, husband of Celia MERCER WEITZEL, diet at 8:25
Friday, July 25, 1947, in his home, 139 Third street, McDonald.
Mr. WEITZEL was born August 23, 1865, in Germany and had been
a resident of
McDonald and vicinity the past 79 years. He was formerly a hardware
merchant and had an interest in a feed business. He was a member
First Presbyterian church of McDonald.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, August WEITZEL, Jr.,
Ill, two brothers, Richard and William WEITZEL and a sister Miss Anna
WEITZEL, and a brother-in-law, Gustave L. DUCRAY, all four of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pettit Funeral
charge of the Rev. Joseph RODGERS. Burial was in Robinson's Run
Albert KIGHTLINGER, 87, of Oakdale, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday,
1947, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born June 17, 1860, in Meadville, Crawford county, and
was one of a
family of 14 children.
Mr. KIGHTLINGER had lived in Oakdale since 1900 and was a member
Noblestown Methodist church.
He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Ardith BASS, Weirton,
W. Va., and
Mrs. May KOHL, Oakdale; two sons; Vincent KIGHTLINGER, Columbus, Ohio,
Walter KIGHTLINGER, Oakdale; a sister, Mrs. Chris STAINBROOK, Washington,
and two brothers: Aquilla KIGHTLINGER, Bakersfield, Calif., and
KIGHTLINGER, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Funeral
Oakdale. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
William F. JACKSON, 55, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1947
home in East Lincoln avenue McDonald, following an illness of several
months. A son of Francis JACKSON of Lorrain, Ohio, and the late
PORTER JACKSON, he was born April 30, 1892, in Heidelberg. Mr.
been employed at the National Mining Co., Muse, prior to his illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina KINSEY JACKSON, of McDonald,
of Lorrain, Ohio, four daughters, Mrs. Charles TENNYSON, Mrs. Robert
FREDERICKS, and Miss Nina and Miss Marlene, all of McDonald; three
William, Richard, and Kenneth, all of McDonald; a brother, Thomas JACKSON
Monongahela, and a sister, Mrs. Russell BEATTY of Lorrain, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Pettit
home in charge of the Rev. Joseph RODGERS, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, McDonald. Burial will be in the Melrose Cemetery, Bridgeville.
Paul BRESNAY, 82, did at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1947, in
his home in
South McDonald street, McDonald, following a lingering illness.
Surviving besides his wife are five daughters, six sons, twenty-two
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning in St. Michael church,
Canonsburg, in charge of the Rev. John MACKO. Burial was in St.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lillian CARSON, Wife of the late Rev. S. W. CARSON,
years pastor of the Gladden U. P. church, was found dead in bed about
a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1947, in her home, McKee Place, Noblestown road.
Mrs. CARSON had been in ill health for a number of years and had been
Pittsburgh physician on Monday. When two of her neighbors, Mrs.
MOODY and Mrs. Frank MULLOOLY, noticed that her door had not been opened
Tuesday morning they went to investigate. Obtaining no response
knocking, they summoned a man who was working on a nearby road and
physician who gained entrance through a window and it was thought that
CARSON had been dead several hours.
She had recently completed plans for going to England to reside
brother and sister, and was to have sailed September 1.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of a
Canada. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Barbara Lee SCHIEDELBEIN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave
SCHIEFELBEIN of R. D. 2, Coraopolis, died suddenly July 18, 1947, in
home. She was born May 9, 1947.
Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Gustave, Jr.,
Funeral services were held July 20 in the home of her parents
in charge of
the Rev. Calvin J. LOGAN, pastor of the Valley Presbyterian church.
was in the Valley Cemetery, Imperial.
David A. RUSSELL, of Youngstown, Ohio, died suddenly Saturday,
1947, following an illness of several weeks.
He was born in Smith township, November 2, 1884, a son of the
late David A.
and Mary NEAL RUSSELL.
A graduate of Penn State college, he had been employed by the
Sheet and Tube Co., as chief chemist since 1909.
He was a member and elder of the South United Presbyterian church,
Besides his wife, Olive DUNCAN RUSSELL, formerly of Burgettstown,
survived by three daughters: Ruth at home, Mrs. Alta MOORE, Youngstown,
Mrs. Catherine BANKS, Oak Park, Ill.; a son, Donald, Rochester, N.Y.,
two brothers: Charles H. RUSSELL, Washington, and Glenn RUSSELL
Riverside, Calif. Two brothers, Alvin RUSSELL and Norman N. RUSSELL,
in 1943. There are four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday in Youngstown.
John DILL, 71, died July 18, 1947, in his home in Augusta, Kansas.
Dill spent his early years in and around Pittsburgh, Oakdale, and McDonald.
He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Smith IRVINE of McDonald on
26, 1903, in Pittsburgh.
He moved his family to Oblong, Ill., in 1907 and established
repair shop which he operated until 1916. In 1916 he moved his
Augusta, Kansas, and took his family there in 1920. He was always
interested in the advancement of the community and contributed freely
tie for any worthwhile civic project. He served two terms as
Augusta, was vice-president of the Board of Trustees of the First Christian
Church, and was active in administration of Boy Scout work in that
was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Mr. DILL was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away in
1942. He is
survived by two daughters: Mrs. J. M. COPENHAVER of Bartlesville,
and Mrs. Clay PLYMATE of Oklahoma City, Okla.: five sons:
Edward at home,
Thomas and Kenneth of Augusta, Kansas, John of Wichita, Kansas, and
Kansas City, Kansas, a sister, Mrs. W. C. HUNTER of Kilgore, Texas,
grandchildren, two nieces, Anna and Erma BOYD, who have been members
family in the home since 1926.
Funeral services were conducted in the Augusta Christian church
of the Rev. J. P. MARTYN, pastor of the Christian Church, Colby, assisted
the Rev. Burris THOMAS, pastor of the Christian Church, Augusta.
in the Elmwood cemetery.