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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  February 25, 1944

 Joseph A. FREVILLE, 67, died at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, February 20, 1944, in his
home in Bulger, following a week's illness.
 Mr. FREVILLE was born June 27, 1876, in Auchel, France, and came to the
United States 37 years ago, locating in Bulger, where he resided until the
time of his death.
 He is survived by four daughters:  Mrs. Marie SKINNER of Ambridge and Miss
Josephine, Miss Marguerite, and Miss Laetitia FREVILLE, at home; three sons:
Rene FREVILLE of Bulger, Noel FREVILLE of Midway, and Eloi FREVILLE of
McDonald.  There are six grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning with requiem high mass in Our
Lady of Lourdes church, Burgettstown, intoned by the Rev. Fr. W. J.
MCCASHIN.  Burial was in Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Mrs. Pauline LESCOVITZ DALVERNY, 31, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February
23, 1944, in her home in Bulger, following several weeks' illness.
 A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John LESCOVITZ of Midway, she was born a Cliff
Mine, Allegheny county, and spent her entire life in the Midway and Bulger
communities.
 Mrs. DALVERNY is survived by her husband, Frank DALVERNY:  two daughters,
Shirley Ann and June DALVERNY, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
LESCOVITZ of Midway; two brothers:  Victor and Albert LESCOVITZ, both in the
army; a sister, Miss Jennie LESCOVITZ of Midway.  A sister, Bertha died four
months ago.
 Funeral services will be held this Saturday with requiem high mass at 9:00
a.m. in St. Ann's church, Bulger, intoned by the Rev. Fr. John ROBACZEWSKI.
Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Midway.

 Clyde SPARKENBAUGH, 47, veteran of World War 1, died of dropsy at 10:00
a.m. Thursday, February 17, 1944, in the Veterans hospital, Aspinwall.
 He was born April 20, 1897 in Cokeville, a son of Jacob SPARKENBAUGH who
survives.  He was twice married.  His first wife died in December 1922 and
on September 25, 1924, he married Agnes LORESKY, who survives with three
sons, Leon, Clyde, and Ralph, all at home.
 Mr. SPARKENBAUGH is also survived by two brothers:  Glenn and Benjamin
SPARKENBAUGH, both of Noblestown, and four sisters, Mrs. Mae TENNYSON and
Mrs. Wilma VERCAMMEN, both of Noblestown, Mrs. Hazel LONGSTRETH of Sturgeon
and Mrs. Catherine PORTER of Laurel hill.  A brother, Jacob SPARKENBAUGH
died two years ago.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Marshall funeral home,
Oakdale, conducted by the Rev. Charles F. TAME, pastor of the Noblestown
Methodist church.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Elizabeth Ann POWELL LEWIS died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, February 18,
1944, in her home in R. D. 3, McDonald, following a lingering illness.
 A daughter of the late Reese and Elizabeth THOMAS POWELL, she was born in
Wales.  She and Thomas J. LEWIS were married in Wales and came to the United
States shortly after, locating in McDonald.  Mr. LEWIS lost his life in a
railroad accident on December 7,1939.
 Mrs. LEWIS is survived by five daughters:  Mrs. R. L. CLAYTON and Mrs.
William JENKINS, both of R. D. 3, McDonald, Mrs. Herman STRIMEL of McDonald
and Miss Elizabeth and Miss Genevieve LEWIS of R. D. 3 (Venice), McDonald.
There are 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, conducted by the Rev. S. A. MCCOLLAM, D. D., pastor of the First
United Presbyterian church, assisted by Evangelist Ella BOGER, pastor of the
Christian Alliance Gospel Tabernacle.  Burial was in Robinson's Run
cemetery.

 Mrs. Isabelle Margaret RUSSELL BROWN, 91, died suddenly at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, February 20, 1944, in her home in R. D. 4, McDonald.  She had been
active a maintained an interest in the community until two months ago when
her health began to fail.
 A daughter of the late Andrew and Jane MILLER RUSSELL, she was born
November 6, 1853, in Mt. Pleasant township and was a lifelong member and
ardent worker of the Mt. Pleasant U. P. church, Hickory.  She and Matthew B.
BROWN were married June 25, 1874.
 Mrs. BROWN is survived by seven children:  William R. BROWN and Margaret
BROWN, both at home; John E. BROWN of R.D. 3, McDonald, Miss Dorothy BROWN
of Munhall, Mrs. Walter DAMM (Jennie M.), and Dr. Walter E. BROWN, both of
Pittsburgh, Robert Russell BROWN of New York City; a foster son, David
WEAVERLING, stationed at the Great Lakes Naval training station, Ill.; 14
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Two sons, David and McElroy,
preceded her in death.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in her home in Mt. Pleasant
township, conducted by the Rev. Joseph M. HOPKINS, pastor of the Mt.
Pleasant U. P. church, Hickory.  Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  March 10, 1944

 Mr. and Mrs. Louis KARGLE of Primrose (R. D. 3, McDonald) received a
telegram on Saturday afternoon from the War department stating that their
son, Pvt. Louis KARGLE, 29, died Tuesday, February 29, 1944 in New Guinea.
 Private KARGLE had been employed by the FARRAR & NAGODE Coal Co. before his
induction into the service on May 5, 1943.  He had been overseas about four
months.
 Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Frank KARGLE, at home, and
two sisters:  Mrs. Madeline BURGOON of Colliers, W. Va., and Mrs. Dolly
MERRYMAN of McDonald.

 Melchoir (Mike) FEHL, 75, died at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 1944, in his
home on the Canonsburg-Venice road.
 Mr. FEHL was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1884.  He had
been a resident of Washington county since that time and was a successful
farmer.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara FEHL; one daughter Kathryn, at
home; three sons:  Henry W. FEHL and Harry C. FEHL, both of R. D. 1,
Canonsburg, and Carl J. FEHL of Bridgeville.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the FEHL home, conducted
by the Rev. F. S. EBERLE, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Canonsburg.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Anthony W. KOPHAZI, 36, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4:15 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 1944, in his home in R. D. 1, Bulger.
 He was born June 9, 1908, at Irwin, and was a farmer in Smith township for
a number of years.  He was a member of St. Ann's church, Bulger.
 He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna KOPHAZI, two brothers:  Joseph and
Stephen KOPHAZI, both with the Army air forces; five sisters:  Anne, Rose,
and Betty, all of New York, and Martha and Marguerite at home.  His father,
Joseph KOPHAZI died in January of 1944.
 Funeral services were held this Thursday morning with requiem high mass in
St. Anne's church, intoned by the Rev. Fr. John ROBACZEWSKI.  Burial was in
the Burgettstown Catholic cemetery.

 Mrs. Frances WALKER CROOKS, 91, died Sunday, March 5, 1944, in the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Charles REEDER in Hughesville, Pa.
 A daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth MCEWEN WALKER, she was born in this
county and was a resident of this community until she went to make her home
with her daughter a number of years ago.  Her husband Richard CROOKS, died
in 1906, and a son Frank died about fourteen years ago.
 Mrs. CROOKS was a member of the first Presbyterian church, McDonald, and a
charter member of the McDonald Woman's club.
 She is survived by he daughter, Mrs. REEDER, two granddaughters, and three
great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Fred LILLO, Mrs. J. A. RUSS and Joseph K. ROBB,
all of Oakdale, and A. D. ROBB of Ingram are her nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the First Presbyterian
church, McDonald, conducted by Dr. S. A. MCCOLLAM, pastor of the First U. P.
church, McDonald, and by the Rev. H. C. CARSON, pastor of the Oakdale
Presbyterian church.  Burial was in the Candor cemetery.

 Joseph BOUSTEAD, 69 years, 11 months, died Friday morning, March 3, 1944,
in his home in Imperial, following several months' illness of complications.
 He was born April 4, 1874, in Banksville and had been a resident of
Imperial the past 45 years.  He was a member of the Valley Presbyterian
church, Imperial.  He and Osie COOL were married February 5, 1903.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children:  Agnes, the
wife of Thomas COMBS of Stoops Ferry; Sara, the wife of Joseph FISCUS of
Imperial; Mary Anne, the wife of Jeff JELLISON of Coraopolis; Margaret, the
wife of Elwood VANDERVORT of Coraopolis of Coraopolis; Osie, the wife of
George WALKER of Ingram; Kurtz BOUSTEAD of Burgettstown and William
BOUSTEAD, with the navy in Virginia.  There are 12 grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the BOUSTEAD home, conducted
by the Rev. S. G. NEAL, pastor of the Hebron Presbyterian church.  Burial
was in the Hebron cemetery.
 


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