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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec. 24, 1943

 Nestor THILMONT of Cecil died on Saturday, December 18, 1943.  Born in
Belgium over 60 years ago, he was brought to this country when a child.
 He is survived by three sisters:  Mary, who resides in Canada, Mrs. W. A.
CHEESEBROUGH of Bridgeville, and Mrs. J. C. PHILLIPS of McDonald, and a
brother Leo of Steubenville.
 The funeral was held Monday.

 Mrs. Martha SMITH KELSO, 80, of R. D. 4., McDonald, died at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 22, 1943, in the County home at Arden, following a
lingering illness.  She was the wife of Alexander KELSO, who died in October
of 1941.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in PETTIT's funeral
home, McDonald, conducted by Dr. Grant M. MCKNIGHT, pastor of the Robinson's
Run U. P. church, McDonald.  Burial will be in Melrose cemetery,
Bridgeville.

 Ferdinand L. SILHOL, 75, retired Bridgeville businessman, died Sunday,
December 19, 1943, in his home, Railroad street, Bridgeville.  He had lived
50 years in the Bridgeville district.
 Mr. SILHOL was a member of BPOE 831 Carnegie, and of Les Solidaires of
McDonald.
 Surviving are his wife, Josephine CHARMAR SILHOL; two sons, Arthur of Mt.
Lebanon and Fred of Bridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Lorraine CHIVERS of
Brentwood; two brothers, Leon of Mt. Lebanon and Emil of Hays; two sisters,
Mrs. Victor CEDAT and Mrs. Joseph VOYE, both of Sturgeon; 11 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon.

 Francis J. RUSK, 78, died at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1943, in the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen CRAIG, Kay street, McDonald.
 He was born December 8, 1865, at Pito, near Bradford.  For the past fifty
years he made his home in and around McDonald.  After thirty years of
faithful service with the South Penn Oil Co, he was pensioned. Mr. RUSK was
twice married.  His second wife, Lillian K. RUSK, died December 3, 1908.
 He is survived by four daughters:  Mrs. Helen CRAIG of McDonald, Mrs. R. A.
JENKINS of Ambridge, Mrs. Marie LUTZ of Murrysville, and Mrs. Irene MITCHELL
of Mobile, Ala.  There are nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in PETTIT's Funeral home,
McDonald.  Burial will be in the Venice cemetery.

 Edward L. SMITH, 52, husband of Bertha Rebecca GRADY, died at 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 1943, in the city hospital, East Liverpool, Ohio.
 A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brady SMITH of McDonald, Mr. SMITH is
survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter:  Joseph G. GMITH of
Chicago, Ill., Regis G. SMITH, USN, Great Lakes Training station, Illinois,
Martha, the wife of R. D. PITNER of Carnegie, Sgt. George R. SMITH, APO
unknown, and T. Sgt. Edward J. SMITH, England.  Also the following brothers
and sisters:  Mrs. Ida KUNTZ and Paul SMITH of Burgettstown, Mrs. Grace
WATSON and Mrs. Gertrude KAUFMAN of Steubenville, Walter SMITH of Warren,
Pa., William SMITH and Mrs. Mary CLOUSTON of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in an East Liverpool funeral
home.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 William Oliver CAGNON, 68, died at 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 17, 1943, in
the Canonsburg hospital, following a stroke suffered two days earlier.  He
was employed by the Aluminum Co. of Canonsburg.
 A son of the late Alfred and Virginia CAGNON, he was born in France and
came to the United States with his parents at the age of six.
 He is survived by his wife, Lillie, four sons and four daughters, as
follows:  Merle CAGNON of Midway, Pvt. Charles CAGNON of New Cumberland,
John CAGNON of North street, McDonald, and Cpl. Joseph CAGNON of Fort
Jackson, S. C.; Mrs. John BAIN, Jr., of Colliers, W. Va., Mrs. Stanley
ORTOSKI of Midway, Mrs. Edward LAMB of Midway, and Mrs. Raymond GILBERT of
Valley street, McDonald.
 Four brothers and one sister also survive:  Joseph and Edward CAGNON of
Detroit, Alfred of Clinton, Victor of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Julia
JAMMERON of Cleveland.  There are 16 grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the E. G. WILSON funeral
home, Midway, conducted by the Rev. C. E. CHAPMAN, pastor of the Midway
Methodist church.  Burial was in the Center cemetery.

 Robert (Butler) MULLOOLY died at 6 a.m. Monday, December 20, 1943, in the
Woodville hospital.  He suffered a paralytic stroke on Saturday evening,
December11.  "Butler", who was in his 70th year was a faithful mail carrier
in Noblestown, having succeeded the late William "Mac" MCCLUSKEY, and year
ago last August.  He never missed a mail during his 15 months' employment.
He made his home with a brother, William and sister, Nora MULLOOLY, for many
years.
 Burial is this Thursday morning in the cemetery of the St. Patrick's
church, of which church he was a faithful member.

 Charles F. STEVENSON, 64, vice president of the South Penn Oil Co, died
Sunday morning, December 19, 1943, in his home in Bradford as he was
preparing to go to church.  He had been with the company for 35 years, and
was highly respected by is associates.

 Mrs. Nannie WALLACE MANES, 79, died Tuesday, December 21, 1943, at 5:10
a.m. in her home, 309 East Grant street, Houston, following a lingering
illness.
 A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh WALLACE, she was born October 5,
1864, at Noblestown.  For many years she resided in the Thomas community.
Her husband, John J. MANES, died August 1, 1936.  She was a member of the
Houston U. P. Church.
 Surviving are one daughter, Myrtle, at home, and two brothers, Thomas
WALLACE of California state and John WALLACE of Treveskyn.
 Funeral services this Thursday afternoon in the Hudson U. P. church.
Burial inn Oak Spring cemetery.

 Robert F. BELL, 67, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, December 15,1943, in the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex C. BEAUMARIAGE, Hickory.  Mr. BELL was born
July 4, 1876, near Cambridge, Ohio, and came to Pennsylvania at the age of
17.  He had resided in the Hickory district for the past 37 years.
 Mr. BELL was a successful farmer in the Hickory vicinity and an active
member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church.  He was also a member of the
Alexander Men's Bible class of the church.
 He is survived by four daughters:  Mrs. A. C. BEAUMARIAGE and Mrs. J. N.
BEAUMARIAGE of Hickory, Mrs. Clarence E. CARTER of R. D. 4, McDonald; Mrs.
W. Okley LIGHTIZER of Zanesville, Ohio; a son, Denny N. BELL of R. D. 3,
Claysville; two sisters; Mrs. Mary CARSON of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs.
Margaret MCCAHAN of Cambridge, Ohio; his brother, George W. BELL of
Cambridge, Ohio, and 14 grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect
cemetery.

 Edward M. POOLER, 85, of the Eastend, Pittsburgh, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday,
December 19, 1943, in the Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh, the result of
injuries received two weeks ago in a fall.
 A son of the late Edward and Susannah WHITEHOUSE POOLER, he was born
September 23, 1858, in West Bromwich, England, and came tot eh United States
with his parents in 1870, first locating in Monongahela City.  Practically
his entire live was spent in Pittsburgh.  Mr. POOLER was a retired printer.
 He is survived by one son, Edward B. POOLER of Philadelphia, and five
sisters:  Mrs. Annie WALKER of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Alice MAY, Mrs. Rebecca
TRIMMER, and Mrs. H. W. PARSONS, all three of McDonald, and Mrs. A. B.
MCBETH of Crafton.  His wife, the former Alice BIRCH of Sheraden is
deceased.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Speer funeral home,
Corliss, conducted by the Rev. Mr. WHITMARSH of Corliss.  Burial was in the
Homewood cemetery.

 Thomas Fulton NICHOLLS, 83, of 616 South Main street, Burgettstown, died at
11:00 a.m. Friday, December 17, 1943, in the Presbyterian hospital,
Pittsburgh, from burns suffered on Wednesday when his clothing caught fire
from a gas heating stone in a bedroom of his home.  His condition was
critical from the time he was admitted to the hospital, suffering from
severe shock in addition to the burns.
 A son of J. K. and Jane MCGILL NICHOLLS, he was born June 24, 1860, in
Iowa, and had resided in Burgettstown the last 70 years.  Mr. NICHOLLS was
the first fire chief of Burgettstown and served in that capacity for a long
period.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Burgettstown.  He
and Flora May SCOTT were married September 23, 1891.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by one son:  S. Glenne NICHOLLS of
Burgettstown; four daughters:  Mrs. George I. KUHNS of Lisbon, Ohio, Mrs.
Mary MORRISSERY of London, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth STEWART of Burgettstown, and Mrs.
Flora REDICK of McDonald; two sisters:  Mrs. JARVIS of Aliquippa and Mrs. W.
E. POLAN of St. Petersburg, Fla.  There are five grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the NICHOLLS home, conducted
by the Rev. R. C. SUTTON.  Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

 Miss Lillian Merle WHITE, daughter of the Earle WHITE's of Canonsburg,
formerly of the McDonald-Venice road, died in the Westmoreland County
hospital on Sunday December 19,1943, at 8:55 a.m. Miss WHITE had been ill
only a few days of pneumonia.  She was a graduate of the Cecil township high
school and was employed as secretary by the Westinghouse Manufacturing Co.,
East Pittsburgh, at the time of her death.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug. 19, 1938

 Mrs. Mary Agnes HUNT, 67, wife of Francis Marion HUNT, a well known
resident of McDonald for the past 40 years, died Saturday, August 13, 1938,
in her home, 135 Railroad street, McDonald, after a lingering illness.
 Mrs. HUNT was a member of the First Presbyterian church of McDonald.  Her
maiden name was LOHMAN, her marriage to Mr. HUNT being solemnized June 30,
1896.
 Besides the husband, three daughters and two sons survive:  Emma Charlotte
HUNT of Cresson, Mrs. Mildred REBOUL of Dormont, Mrs. Mary ROBERTS at home,
Charles HUNT of Philadelphia, and Francis HUNT of Houston..  One sister,
Mrs. Emma LOWRY of Independence, and four grandchildren, Wilma, Charles and
Marion HUNT, and Robert REBOUL, also survive.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the home, conducted by the
Rev. Dr. Oscar E. GARDNER.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 John E. BENEK, 32, of Rittman, Ohio, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, July 30,
1938, from burns received in a gasoline explosion Thursday morning, July 28.
Mr. BENEK was in his usual gay spirits when about 11:15 that morning he
stopped at a garage to have his car services.  He went into the office of
the garage to call his wife and on coming out of the office he and a Mr.
ELSASS noticed the mechanic cleaning the motor of a running car with a pan
of gasoline and a brush.  Suddenly the three men were enveloped in flames.
Mr. BENEK's clothing to his waist was burnt off, even the shoelaces.  Still
conscious he ordered the spectators to take him to the Wadsworth hospital
and to call his physician.  The gasoline poisoned the burns and transfusions
were ordered, but he lapsed into a coma and died early Saturday.
 Mr. BENEK was a graduate of Muskingum college and attended medical at
Western Reserve for a year.  He taught school in Ohio; in Burbank for one
year, at Shreve for one year and at Rittman for five years.  He had been
engaged in the insurance business for four and a half years. He was a member
of the Presbyterian church.
 Mr. BENEK was injured in an automobile accident in North Carolina about
seven months ago.
 He attended school at Midway and his parents have lived for about twenty
years at Robinson in Washington county and are well known in Imperial,
McDonald, and surrounding communities.
 Mr. BENEK is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two children:  John
Cunningham, 4, and Anne Margaret, 2, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BENEK of
near Imperial; four sisters:  Mrs. Christine HORTON and Mrs. Agnes ROGERS of
Pittsburgh, and Anna Mae and LaVerne at home, and five brothers:  Lewis,
August, Edward, Lawrence, and Thomas, all at home.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 1, in the Milton
Presbyterian church.  Burial was in New Concord, Ohio.  Honorary pallbearers
included six representatives of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.

 Mrs. Johanna ZALAZNIK, 53, died Monday, August 15, 1938, at 11:15 p.m., in
her home in Bulger, after a lingering illness.
 Mrs. ZALAZNIK had resided in the Thomas district before moving to Bulger
three years ago.
 She was born in Austria and had been a citizen of the United States for 30
years.
 Surviving are her husband, Frank ZALAZNIK, and the following children:
Donald, Della, William, Wilda, Emma, Frank, Jr., and Raymond, all of Bulger;
and Mrs. Ed. BUCHELL, Mrs. R. H. DORNAN and Mrs. Norman MARTIN, all of near
Eightyfour.
 Funeral services were held Thursday morning in St. Ann's church, Bulger.
Burial was in Center cemetery at Midway.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  January 14, 1944

 Harry G. MOYER, 52, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 1944, in the
home of his sister, Mrs. Maude ZICKEFOOSE, at Florence, of pneumonia.
 Mr. MOYER was born March 17, 1892, at Harrisville, W. Va.
 Besides his sister, Mrs. ZICKEFOOS of Florence, he is survived by five
brothers:  Rox W., Ted N., and Gail, all of Wheeling, W. Va.; Sheridan of
Valley Station, Ky., and Haley H. of Norfolk, Va.

 William Reid OATES, 30, died suddenly about 8:15 Monday morning, January
10, 1944, in his home, 428 Morrow avenue, Carnegie, of a heart ailment.
 A son of W. A. and Mary Kay OATES, he was born March 4, 1912, in McDonald.
The family moved in 1919 to Carnegie where they have resided since.  He was
a member of the Carnegie U. P. church.
 Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers:  Edward of New York
City and Robert at home.  Roy H. OATES of Arabella street, McDonald, is an
uncle.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the home, conducted by
the Rev. George D. MUNRO, pastor of the Carnegie U. P. church.  Burial was
in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 George (Babe) RAVOIRA, 37, died at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 1944, in
his home in Manifold after a two-week illness of pneumonia.
 Son of the late Louis and Delphine PICCO RAVOIRA, he was born April 15,
1906, in Manifold, where he had lived his entire life.
 Mr. RAVOIRA was a stonemason by trade, but he operated the Manifold and
Lincoln Hill bus for the past year and a half.  He was a member of the Loyal
Order of Moose and of the Eagles Lodge of Washington.
 Surviving are two sisters:  Josephine, at home, and Mrs. Caroline LHEUREAU
of Cecil, and one brother, Joseph RAVOIRA, in the navy who has a San
Francisco post office address.
 Funeral services are being held this Friday morning in the Immaculate
Conception church, Washington.  Burial in the church cemetery.

 Michael John VALENT, Sr., 70, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, January 9, 1944,
in his home in Imperial, following a lingering illness.  Mr. VALENT retired
six years ago as a coal miner.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary SIMKO VALENT; three sons:  John J.
VALENT of Imperial, Pvt. Michael Robert VALENT, Jr. (sic),  a prisoner of
war in Germany, and S 2/c Joseph W. VALENT, stationed at Sampson, N. Y.; six
daughters:  Mary, the wife of John C. MRENAK of R. D. 2, McDonald; Anna, the
wife of Pvt. Stephen CHRISTIAN of Glenshaw; Susan, the wife of John KING of
Ashtabula, Ohio; Agnes, the wife of William ORAVETZ of Imperial, and Miss
Lena and Miss KATHRYN VALENT, at home.  There are nine grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning with requiem high mass in St.
Columbkille church, Imperial.  Burial was in St. Columbkille's cemetery.

 Mrs. LoVenia HUGHES FRENCH, 77, died at 12:53 a.m. Friday, January 7, 1944,
in her home, 124 Ada street, McDonald, following an 11-day illness of
pneumonia.
 A daughter of the late Samuel and Anna E. CAMPBELL HUGHES, she was born
September 9, 1866 in Franklin.  She and William T. FRENCH were married
January 4, 1888 in Franklin by the Rev. A. J. MERCHANT and had resided in
McDonald for over fifty years.  Mr. FRENCH died February 12, 1938.  Mrs.
FRENCH was the last charter member of the McDonald Methodist church.
 She is survived by a daughter, Miss Wilda RANDALL at home; a son. Cpl.
Walter RANDALL, stationed in Australia; a sister-in-law, Mrs. R. L.  HUGHES
of Franklin.  A son Jerris died in infancy.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Pettit's Funeral home,
McDonald, conducted by the Rev. C. F. TAME, pastor of the McDonald Methodist
church.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Jacob BODUREK, 58, died Monday morning, January 10, 1944, in his home, 343
Coal street, McDonald, following a four-month illness.
 He was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1907.  He had
resided in Primrose before moving to McDonald.
 Mr. BODUREK and Kathryn WHYTE were married about 35 years ago in St.
Alphonsus church, McDonald.  He had been employed by the Duquesne Pattern &
Bronze Co., McDonald, at the time of his death.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ana, the wife of Joseph
ALAKAMOVITCH of McDonald; two sons:  Joseph BODUREK of Carnegie and Cpl.
Felix J. BODUREK, stationed overseas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph FREDERICK
of Mallory, W. Va.  There is one grandchild.  Two sons and a daughter re
deceased.
 Funeral services were held this Thursday morning with requiem high mass in
St. Alphonsus church, McDonald, intoned by the Rev. Father REILLY, pastor of
St. Patrick's church, Noblestown.  Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery.

 Alfred J. DHAYER, aged 82 years, 10 months, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday,
January 10, 1944, in his home in Midway, following a brief illness.
 A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. DHAYER, he was born March 13, 1951,
in Belgium and came to the United States about 50 years ago.  He had been a
resident of Midway the past fifty years.
 He is survived by four daughters; Virginia, the wife of Alliance RICHMO__
of Carnegie, Mary, the wife of Jack DERBYSHIRE of Los Angeles, Calif.;
Dolphine the wife of Joseph BEAUDUIN, Sr., of Avella, and Tillie, the wife
of Edward H. MONTGOMERY, Sr. of Midway; three sons:  John B. DHAYER of
Midway, Oliver DHAYER of Hollidays Cove, W. Va., and James DHAYER of Avella;
two sisters:  Mrs. Alex GAUTIER and Mrs. Louis VEYDT, both of Cecil.  There
are 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.  His wife, the former
Clemence THILMONT, preceded him in death.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the DHAYER home in
Midway, conducted by the Rev. Alfred HUBBARD, pastor of the Center U. P.
church Midway.  Burial was in Center cemetery

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  January 21, 1944

 Mrs. Anna FAUTH, 68, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 1944 in the
home of a niece, Mrs. Gregory B. STEIN, Imperial, following a brief illness
of pneumonia.
 Besides Mrs. STEIN, she is survived by another niece, Mrs. George STEWART
of Imperial; two brothers; three sisters; two nephews:  George and Michael
ROEDLER, both of Imperial, and a brother-in-law, Martin ROEDLER of Imperial.
Her husband, Charles A. FAUTH, died 14 years ago.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 o'clock this Saturday morning with
requiem high mass in St. Columbkille's church, Imperial, intoned by the Rev.
Fr. L. R. KOLAKOWSKI.  Burial will be in St. Martin's cemetery, Elliott.

 William S. BARNETT, 82, died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 1944, in
the home of his niece, Mrs. James M. PAXTON, Moninger.  He had been in poor
health for two months and in a serious condition the past ten days.
 A son of the late Ephraim and Sarah WILLARD BARNETT, he was born March 8,
1862, on the BARNETT homestead in Chartiers township.  He had been a member
of the First Presbyterian church, McDonald, the past 30 years.
 He is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. A. HENRY of Canonsburg.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in a Canonsburg funeral home,
conducted by the Rev. H. Ross HUME, pastor of the Canonsburg U. P. church,
assisted by the Rev. W.W. MORGAN, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
Burial was in Miller's Run cemetery.

 William Samuel MORROW, 77, died Sunday, January 16, 1944, in his home at
Florence.
 Son of the late Rachel CUNNINGHAM and Samuel MORROW, he was born Jul 29,
1866, on the MORROW farm, near New Cumberland, W. Va., where he spent the
early years of his life.  He located at Florence 50 years ago and had lived
there since.
 Mr. MORROW was employed by the South Penn Oil Co. but had been retired the
last 16 years.  He was secretary of the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery association
26 years.  Mr. MORROW was a member of the Florence Presbyterian church.
 He first married Mary JACKSON of King's creek, Washington county, who died
23 years ago.  Later he married Anna RUTHERFORD of Steubenville, Ohio, who
survives.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Florence Presbyterian
church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. R. L. BIDDLE.  Burial was in
Chestnut Ridge cemetery.

 Mrs. Mary WALSH HOLAREN, 73, died suddenly of a heart attack at 12:20 a.m.
Friday, January 14, 1944, in her home on the Venice road, McDonald.
 A daughter of Margaret and Michael WALSH, she was born July 25, 1870, in
Marietta, Ohio.  She and Thomas J. HOLAREN were married 49 years ago in
Marietta by the Rev. Father WOESMANN and had been residents of McDonald and
vicinity for many years.
 Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, James WALSH of
Cincinnati, Ohio; four sons:  James M. HOLAREN of Ingram, Thomas J. HOLAREN
of Carnegie, Joseph M. HOLAREN of McDonald, and William C. HOLAREN of
Plainfield, N. J.; three daughters:  Mrs. Margaret BISSELL of Chicago and
Miss Ann and Miss Holaren at home.  There are eight grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning with requiem high mass in St.
Alphonsus' church, McDonald, intoned by the Rev. Fr. Leo F. VANSTON, C. P.
Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Noblestown.

 Criss KRAMER, 58, died at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 1944, in his
home in Midway, the result of injuries received two years ago in a mine
accident.
 A son of the late Henry and Ernestine KRAMER, he was born September 5,
1885, in Federal and had been a resident of Midway for almost forty years.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosena SHERMAN KRAMER, a daughter, Lila,
the wife of Daniel STITSEL of Ambridge; three sons:  John KRAMER of
Primrose, Earl KRAMER of Midway, and Ernest KRAMER at home; one sister, Mrs.
James DHAYER of Avella; three brothers:  Gustave KRAMER of Pineyfork, Ohio,
Peter KRAMER of Avella, and Harry KRAMER of Aliquippa.  There are two
grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, conducted by the Rev. Alfred HUBBARD, pastor of the Center United
Presbyterian church, Midway, assisted by the Rev. C. E. CHAPMAN, pastor of
the Methodist church, Midway.  Burial was in Center cemetery.

 John W. NELSON, 49, of Cecil, died at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 17, 1944,in
St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, of injuries received in a mine accident at
the National Mining Co's mine No. 3 at Muse earlier in the day.  He was
crushed by a steel beam as he was working on a motor, which had left the
tracks.  A motorman working with him tried to assist but Mr. NELSON never
regained consciousness.
 A son of the late John Wesley and Margaret MERCER NELSON he was born
January 28, 1894, and attended the Hickman school at Federal. He had been a
resident of Cecil the past 20 years.  He and Janette TISSIER were married
April 12, 1918, in Pittsburgh.  Mr. NELSON was a member of the French club
of Cecil and the Moose and Eagles lodges of Canonsburg.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred SCHARDONG of
Bridgeville; two sisters:  Mrs. Rachel BIERMAN of Federal and Mrs. Ann
NELSON DELIERE of Cecil; two brothers:  Henry NELSON of Etna and William
NELSON of Ohio.  There is one grandson, Charles SCHARDONG.
 Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon in the NELSON home
in Cecil.  Burial in Melrose Cemetery, Bridgeville.

 Rev. T. W. CORNELL, 93, died Wednesday afternoon, January 12, 1944, at West
Lafayette, Ohio.
 He was born January 20, 1850, in Coshocton county, Ohio, the son of
Jonathan and Maria DICKERSON CORNELL.  With the exception of several years,
his entire life was spent in Coshocton county.
 He attended the county schools and the academy at West Bedford, Ohio, and
at the age of 22 he was licensed as a local preacher in the M. E. church at
Danville.  He was later ordained local deacon at Marysville, Tenn.  He never
belonged to the conference but did w what was known as supply work.  For
four years he was pastor of a circuit, which included Bakersville, Baltic,
and Orange.  Other churches in the county at which he preached were Mohawk,
New Castle, Walhonding, Keene, Bloomfield, Canal Lewisville, Warsaw, and
Spring Mountain.  Three years were spent in Tennessee.  His last ministerial
work was in Pennsylvania, where he preached at Greensboro and McDonald,
moving from the latter place to West Lafayette in 1917.
 Rev. Mr. CORNELL served as treasurer of the village of West Lafayette for
several terms and served two terms on the council.  During that time as
president of the council, he served as mayor of West Lafayette for a period
of six months.
 In 1869 he was married o Lillias BOWN, who died in 1812.  Two sons and one
daughter were born to this union.  The daughter died at the age of 11.  The
two sons are John H. CORNELL of Sharpstown, Md., and Charles of Conesville,
Ohio.
 In 1914 Rev. CORNELL was married to Ruth E. WADDELL of West Bedford who
preceded him in death last April.
 In addition to the two sons, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
survive.
 Rev. Mr. CORNELL was a member of the Trinity Methodist church, West
Lafayette, and the Men's Bible class.  He was also a member of the
Three-Quarter Century club.  During his later years writing poetry was his
hobby.
 Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Trinity Methodist
church, with the pastor, the Rev. S. P. OZMUM, officiating.  Burial was in
the Sough Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton.

 Mrs. Mary Sophia KENNEWEG HAMPSON, 66, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January
18, 1944, in her home in the Valentour apartments, South McDonald street,
McDonald, following a brief illness.
 A daughter of the late Christopher and Rosina VETTER KENNEWEG, she was born
January 28, 1877, in Cecil township and had been a resident of McDonald
around sixty years.  She had been an employee of the Belle Telephone Co. for
about 26 years, retiring two years ago.  Mrs. HAMPSON was a charter member
of the McDonald Methodist church and was also a member of the Dames of
Maltas.
 She is survived by five daughters:  Myrtle, the wife of the late Melvin
DODSON, and Ida, the wife of Richard BYERS, both of Homewood; Hilda, the
wife of John COTTLE of McDonald, and Miss Marie and Miss Grace HAMPSON at
home; one brother, Walter KENNEWEG of McDonald.  There are nine
grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Her husband, Walter, died in 1907
and a son, William, died in 1915.
 The body may be viewed at the Pettit Funeral home, McDonald, until 1:00
p.m. this Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 in the Methodist
church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C. F. TAME.  Burial will be in
Robinson's Run cemetery.
 


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