|From the McDonald Record-Outlook July 25, 1947
Former Assemblyman Dies Suddenly
Vance David PEACOCK, 72, prominent Republican leader and business
Washington county and former member of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania,
died suddenly at 4:40 o'clock Monday afternoon, July 21, 1947, shortly
suffering a heart attack in Republican County Headquarters in
His home was at 105 Cherry avenue, Houston.
Mr. PEACOCK, a son of George and Sarah DAVIDSON PEACOCK, natives
Pleasant and Hopewell townships, was born January 9, 1875, in Chartiers
township. All his life was spent in Chartiers township and the
For 30 years he was a merchant in Houston, retiring from business
In 1938 he was elected to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania,
one term in the House of Representatives.
In 1943 he accepted a position with the State Highway Department
investigator for the Secretary of Highways, and remained in that position
until his death.
He was an active member of the First United Presbyterian church
and of the Men's Bible class of the Sunday school.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lou WILSON PEACOCK; two children,
Ralph W. PEACOCK of Washington, and Grace the wife of Stanley HOCH,
Canonsburg; one brother, Walton T. PEACOCK of Houston, and three sisters:
Mrs. Blanche MOORE, McAllen, Texas; Mrs. Jean HAYS, Houston, and Mrs.
CUMMINS, Houston. There are four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the First U.
Houston. Burial was in Oak Spring cemetery.
Thomas Cummins SHOTTON, 56, formerly of Midway, died suddenly
15, 1947, of a heart attack. He had been in Cleveland the past
A son of Fenwick and Elizabeth SHOTTON, he was born April 27, 1891,
Surviving are three sisters: Mrs. Florence JAMIESON of
Ambridge, and Mrs.
Martha BECELE of Midway, and two brothers: John SHOTTON of Beaver
Wilber SHOTTON of Tarentum.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Wilson Funeral
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Paul SMITH. Burial was in Center
John DEMPE, 47, died suddenly at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 1947
home in Bulger. A son of Mrs. Elizabeth DEMPE of Erie and the
DEMPE, he was born August 4, 1906, in Sturgeon. He and Elizabeth
married ten years ago in Bulger. Mr. DEMPE had been employed
by the Rea
Coal Co. in Hickory.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are a son William and a
Marie, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, and four brothers.
are two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 15 in the Wilson Funeral home,
charge of the Rev. H. Paul SMITH, pastor of the Midway Methodist church.
Burial was in the Raccoon Presbyterian church Cemetery, Candor.
Charles Haney PORTER, 59, formerly of McDonald, died at 8:17 a.m.
July 13, 1947, in the Rochester hospital, following a 14-month illness.
A son of the late John S. and Rachel E. HANEY PORTER, he was
born August 6,
1887, in Hookstown. Mr. PORTER had resided in Rochester for 23
was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was employed as a
the Babcock & Wilcox Tube Co. Beaver Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Cora ENGLAND PORTER; three sons:
David of West
Mayfield, Jack of Rochester, and Jay of Vanport; three brothers
PORTER of Raccoon and James and Clair PORTER, both of McDonald, and
sister, Miss Blanche PORTER of McDonald. There are five grandsons.
Funeral services were held Tuesday July 15, from the Coleman
Rochester, in charge of the Rev. Milford W. CASTRODALE. Burial was
Robinson's Run Cemetery, McDonald.
John KAEZYK, 63, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1947, in his
Bulger following a lingering illness.
He was born June 29, 1884 in Lithuania, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
KACZYK, and had lived the past 36 years in Bulger. He worked
at the Coal
Washer previous to his illness a few months ago. Mr. KAEZYK was
a member of
St. Ann's Roman Catholic church, Bulger.
Surviving are two daughters: Helen and Mrs. Sarah OZIMEK
of Langeloth, a
son, Charles, and a brother Adam. There are four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Ann's church
of the Rev. John ROBACZEWSKI. Burial was in the Castle Shannon
Mrs. Mary E. HERRIOTT, 70, widow of John G. HERRIOTT, died at
Sunday, July 20, 1947, in her home in R. D. 4 McDonald, Mt. Pleasant
township. He had been in failing health for the past 15 months
condition had been serious one month.
A daughter of the late Isaac C. and Mary MC LAUGHLIN WEAVER,
she was born
August 14, 1877, in Canonsburg and had been a resident of Mt. Pleasant
township since 1901.
She was a member of the Venice United Presbyterian church where
active in the Women's Missionary society. She also held membership
Miller's Run Grange, Canonsburg Chapter, Daughters of the American
The Women's Christian Temperance Union and Mt. Pleasant Society of
Surviving are two children: John W. HERRIOTT of R. D. 4,
Sara Milocent (sic) HERRIOTT, at home; also three grandchildren, Mary
Louise, Lola Olive, and Eleanor Carol HERRIOTT; one brother, Thomas
WEAVER of R. D. 2, Canonsburg, and three sisters: Mrs. J. C.
WALLACE, R. D.
1, Canonsburg, Mrs. R. M. PATTERSON, Houston, and Mrs. Harvey JOHNSTON,
D. 2, Canonsburg. Her husband died December 1, 1938.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the
Rev. C. T.
LITTELL, D. D., assisted by the Rev. W. N. THORNBURG, pastor of the
United Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oak Spring cemetery,
Dr. J. Slater CRAWFORD, 71, outstanding in the field of internal
a practitioner for 49 years and a member of a prominent family of
physicians, died Saturday morning in his home, Forbes and Wightman
Pittsburgh. Born in Taylorstown, Washington county, he was a
son of the
late Dr. James Slater CRAWFORD and Nannie MORROW CRAWFORD.
He practiced medicine for more than 20 years in Ingram and later
Jenkins Arcade and at his home. Former chief of staff at Southside
hospital, during World War I he served as a captain in the Army Medical
Corps and was chief lung examiner at Mitchell field, L. I., N.Y.
He became a lieutenant colonel in the Reserve Corps during World
War II and
was medical examiner for City Draft Board 14.
Dr. CRAWFORD was an elder of the Third United Presbyterian church
member of the Allegheny County and American Medical societies.
survived by his wife, Belle WEINMAN CRAWFORD; a son, James S. III;
daughter, Mrs. Dorothea CRAWFORD MACY; four grandchildren; two brothers,
Herbert P. CRAWFORD of Crafton, and Dr. Paul H. CRAWFORD, Oklahoma
He was a cousin of Mrs. Stewart MORGAN of Imperial.
Private services were held in his residence with burial in Homewood
From the McDonald Record-Outlook July 18, 1947
Mrs. Minnie CLARK BEGGS, 75, of 62 Fayette street, Oakdale, died Friday
morning, July 11, 1947, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.
A daughter of William H. and Catherine FRITZ CLARK, she was born
1872, in Elders Ridge, Pa.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Catherine BOOHER of Crafton; a
BEGGS of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie BRIGGS of Oakdale
and Mrs. Elsie H. POTTER of Greenfield, Iowa, and a brother, Dr. Howard
CLARK of Stewart, Iowa. There is one grandson.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian
church, Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. H. Carlyle CARSON. Burial
was in the
George Edward NEVERGALL, 37, of R. D. 1, McDonald, died suddenly
July 12, 1947, in his home. Mr. NEVERGALL was found dead in his
morning, having suffered a heart attack. He had worked on his
Saturday, but had been ill of a heart ailment for some time.
He made his
home with his parents.
He was born December 24, 1909 in Allegheny county, a son of George
Stella BOLING NEVERGALL.
Besides his parents, he leaves a sister, Mrs. David L. MC KENZIE,
of R. D.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in charge of the
MC COLLAM, D.D., pastor of the First U. P. Church, McDonald.
Burial was in
Valley Cemetery, Imperial.
Mrs. Madge ROBINSON MARSHALL, 64, died at 5:00 p.m. Friday, July
in her home in Imperial following an illness of twelve days.
A daughter of James and Anna ROBINSON, she was born January 30,
1883 on a
farm in North Fayette township. She was a life long active member
Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial, where she and C. A. MARSHALL
married October 11, 1905. She sang in the Valley church choir
years and has sung at scores of funerals. She also helped in
establishment of the Santiago mission.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Dr. C. C. MARSHALL
Pittsburgh and James MARSHALL of Imperial; two daughters, Mrs. Alice
of Imperial and Miss Jane MARSHALL of Smethport, and one sister, Mrs.
ROBINSON MARSHALL of Long Beach, Calif. There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in her late home
in charge of
the Rev. Calvin LOGAN. The message was brought by the Rev. Walter
TURNELL, pastor of the Glassport Presbyterian church. Burial
was in Valley
George Matthew RUSCHELL, 69, of Avella died at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
1947, in the Washington hospital after an illness of two days.
He was born October 24, 1878, at Pomeroy, Ohio, a son of Matthew
SCHMIDT RUSCHELL, and had lived in Avella for 25 years, moving there
A coal miner all his life, he had been employed at National No.
3 at Muse.
Mr. RUSCHELL was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic church,
and of the Knights of St. George of Thoms Run.
Surviving are his wife, Mary FEEDIE RUSCHELL; one daughter, Anna,
of George COX of Muse; three sons, Frank, Ralph, and Leo, all of Avella;
sisters, Mrs. Katherine DEAN of Presto and Mrs. Margaret MC KAY of
and four brothers, Joseph and William RUSCHELL of Washington, Frank
of Muse, and Morris RUSCHELL of Santiago. There are nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Michael's R.
Avella. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Joseph Charles FEICK of Ambridge died Monday, July 7, 1947, in
Sewickley Valley hospital.
He was a son of the late Louis and Caroline FEICK, former owners
Panhandle hotel in Noblestown.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ages TENNYSON FEICK of Ambridge,
a son, Jack
FEICK, and two daughters, Avonell, the wife of Ellsworth BROWN, and
the wife of George NEELY, all of Ambridge; two brothers, Daniel FEICK
Brentwood and Louis FEICK of Crafton, and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie
Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Guy (Carrie) CRABBE of Crafton. Mrs.
of Oakdale is a sister-in-law and Charles TENNYSON of Noblestown is
brother-in-law. A brother, James W. FEICK died some twenty years
Brookline, Pittsburgh. The Joseph FEICK family were residents
for many years when Mr. FEICK was employed in the general store of
Funeral services were held the afternoon of July 10 in a Funeral
Ambridge. Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Aug 8, 1947
Death Claims Aged McDonald Woman
Mrs. Elizabeth CAMPBELL WEIR, 84, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday,
1947, in her home in Laurel Hill, McDonald, following an illness of
She was born September 2, 1862, in Glasgow, Scotland, and came
United States in June 1884. She and Thomas WEIR were married
June 6, 1884.
Mr. Weir died December 9, 1931.
She had resided in Laurel Hill 63 years and was among the earliest
of the First Presbyterian church, McDonald.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mae STEWART of McDonald, a grand-daughter,
Mrs. Betty VER CAMMEN, and a great-grandson, Norman VER CAMMEN.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon
Pettit Funeral home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Eldin BENNETT,
of the Center U. P. Church, Midway. Burial will be in Robinson's
Primrose Man Dies While on Fishing Trip
Paul M. SALMON, 37, of Primrose, died suddenly about 2:10 p.m.
Ohio. He and Louis LENORE and A. B. COOPER of McDonald had spent
fishing and were starting home when Mr. SALMON suffered a heart attack.
efforts at resuscitation failed.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SALMON of Midway, he was born April
11, 1910 in
Midway. He was employed as a miner at Montour No. 9. He
and Lola LENORE
were married July 28, 1934.
Surviving besides his wife is a son Paul, Jr., his father and
brothers: Joseph SALMON and August SALMON of Midway, and Edward
R. D. 4, McDonald, and two sisters: Frances, the wife of Edward
and Emma, the wife of William SAVER, both of McDonald.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the LENORE
in charge of the Rev. H. Paul SMITH, pastor of the Midway Methodist
Burial was in the Center cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Nov 19, 1959
Mrs. Asenath COOK CAMPBELL, 54, of Greensburg R. D., died Tuesday November
17, 1959 in the Montefiore hospital following a brief illness.
A daughter of the late John LAWRENCE and Mary Kelso COOK, she
was born in
1905 in Cecil Township. She was married to Kenneth CAMPBELL in
She leaves her husband and five children, Mrs. Dorothy HEINZELMAN,
John and Kenneth CAMPBELL, all of Greensburg R. D. and Kelso CAMPBELL,
the U. S. Air Force in OKINAWA. A sister, Mrs. Isabelle SCHOAFF
H. W. KELSO of Fifth street, McDonald, is an uncle.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Miller-Whitlatch
funeral home, Jeannette. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Mary SURBA, 57, of Union avenue, Oakdale, died at 1:05 p.m.
November 14, 1959, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born March 26, 1902, in Poland and came to the United
States when a
child. She moved to Oakdale from Slovan, where she and her husband,
late Stephen SURBA, operated a mercantile business. She was a
member of St.
Patrick's R C. church, Noblestown.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Eugene DOMMER of Cleveland, Ohio;
Stephen and Leon SURBA, both of Oakdale: two sisters, and three brothers.
There is one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Patrick's
R. C. church,
Noblestown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
John Elmer MC ILVAINE, 72, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, November
in his home in Hickory, following a lingering illness.
A son of the late William and Annie LEECH MC ILVAINE, he was
24, 1886, in Hickory. He had spent his entire life in the Hickory
Mr. MC ILVAINE was employed by the Montour Railroad for 38 years,
retired in 1954. He was a member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian
Hickory, the Men's Bible class, the Hickory Fire Department, and Pine
He leaves his wife, Mary Elizabeth CONKLE MC ILVAINE; a daughter,
Jeannette, the wife of Leman MC CARRELL of Hickory; a brother Lawrence
ILVAINE, of Canonsburg; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret PATTERSON of Canonsburg.
There is one grandson. A son, Kenneth, died December 8, 1938.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Mt. Prospect
Presbyterian church, in charge of the Rev. Richard A. MORLEDGE.
in Mt. Prospect cemetery.
Jules LUKANSKI, 77, of Southview, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, November
1959, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following an illness of three
He was born January 5, 1882, in Lithuania and had resided in
since 1915. He was a retired miner and was a member of UMWA.
He leaves his wife, Valeria LUKANSKI, a son John of Southview
daughters, Mary, the wife of Frank Richards of Southview, and Anne,
of Walter ZAKULEC of San Diego, Calif. There are ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning in Guardian Angel R.
Southview, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Francis X. FELDMAIR. Burial
Queen of Heaven cemetery.
Mrs. Helen SMILNYAK BERRIS, 85, sister of Albert SMITH of 323
McDonald, died Thursday, November 12, 1959, in the John J. Kane hospital
where she had been a patient the past six weeks.
She was born October 20, 1878, in Austria-Hungary and had been
of New York City until 1952, when she came to McDonald.
Mrs. BERRIS is survived by six nieces and two nephews.
Blessing services were held Friday evening in the Pettit funeral
McDonald. Burial was Saturday in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx,
Mrs. Ida Bell HARVEY ALFRED, 64, died suddenly Wednesday, November
1959, in her home in Poplar street, McDonald.
A daughter of the late William and Anna HARVEY, she was born
1895, in McDonald and had spent her entire life here. She was
a member of
the First Baptist church, McDonald.
She leaves her husband, Earl ALFRED; four sisters, Mary HARVEY
Pittsburgh, Dorothy HARVEY of Newport News, Va., Helen HARVEY of McKeesport,
and Esther HARVEY at home; and a brother, Ernest HARVEY of McDonald.
are three nieces, a nephew, two grand-nieces, and a grand-nephew.
Funeral services were held last Saturday in the First Baptist
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. G. L. BOWICK. Burial was in Robinson's
Mrs. Morna VANCE MC ELHINNEY, 80, died Thursday, November 5, 1959,
home in Kittanning.
She leaves two sons, Fred A. and Charles Jerome, both of Kittanning;
sister, Miss Daise VANCE of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a brother-in-law,
D. YOURD of Station street McDonald.
Funeral services were held November 8 in Kittanning.
Howard W. MC ANANY, Sr., 58, of Canonsburg, died suddenly at 7:15
Wednesday, November 11, 1959, in the Canonsburg hospital.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, two daughters, and five
grandchildren; three sisters, and three brothers, John of Muse and
Edward of Westland.
Funeral services were held last Saturday in Canonsburg.
Word has been received of the recent death of Ralph BURNS in Whittier,
He is survived by his wife and three young children.
Mrs. BURNS will be remembered as Mary MC CARTHY, formerly of
niece of the late Miss Mary MC CARTHY, whose death occurred December
1958 in Whittier, Calif.