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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Oct. 8, 1959

     Adrian C. CADOUL, 47, died suddenly Saturday, October 3, 1959, in his
home in Sturgeon.
     Mr. CADOUL was born April 10, 1912 in Sturgeon, a sone of the late
Frank L. CADOUL, and Josephine CLEMENT CADOUL.  He was president of Ace
Builders Supply Co., which is engaged in construction and maintenance of gas
stations for the major oil companies.  He was a member of Ernest Phillips
Post No. 485, American Legion, McDonald; and Barclay-Robinson-Phillips Post.
No. 567,  Veterans of Foreign Wars of McDonald; Garfield Lodge No. 604, F. &
A. M., Syria Temple, Naco Caravan No. 19, and Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite, all of Pittsburgh; and Sturgeon Aerie No. 1538 F. O. E., Sturgeon.
     Besides hi mother, Mrs. Josephine CADOUL of Sturgeion, he leaves three
sisters, Mrs. Frances TAYLOR, and Mrs. Dorothy POTTS both of Sturgeon, and
Mrs. Wilma KIRK of Noblestown.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Jack PAXTON, pastor of the First Methodist
church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

     George SOMSKY, 67, of R. D. 1, McDonald, died Friday, October 2, 1959
in the Passavent hospital, Pittsburgh, after an illness of three weeks.
     Mr. SOMSKY was born February 25, 1892, in Austria and came to the
United States at the age of 16.  He had been a resident of the McDonald area
for the past 33 years and was employed by the Pittsburgh Coal Co., until his
retirement in 1952.
     Surviving are his wife, Christina KERPCHAR SOMSKY; four daughters, Mrs.
Julia BOLLI of McDonald; Mrs. Paula WILSON of R. D. 1, Imperial, Jrs. Jennie
PLESKOVICH and Mrs. Helen LeMAL both of R. D. 1, McDonald, and three
sons,George Jr., of Bridgeport, CT, Mike of New Lexington, OH, and John of
McDonald.  There are 13 grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C.
church, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Lonergan.  Burial was
in Resurrection cemetery.

     Robert Lee ENGEL, 10-month-old son of Harvey and Marguerite McCARTNEY
ENGLE of R. D. 4, McDonald, died at 10:38 a. m., Saturday, October 3, 1959,
in Children's hospital, Pittsburgh, after an illness of four months.  He was
admitted to the hospital last Friday.
     The child was born November 29 1958 in Washington.
     Besides his parents, he leaves a sister, Carol, and a brother, Danny,
both at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey ENGEL of R. D.
4, McDonald; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie McCARTNEY of
Erie.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Houston, in charge of
the Rev. Richard MORLEDGE, pastor of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church.
Burial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

     William C. McELHANEY of Bridgeville, a former resident of Venice, died
Friday, October 2, 1959.
      Mr. McELHANEY was born May 10, 1875 in Sturgeon.  He was the husband
of the late Lola RANKIN.  He had been an oil driller before he had retired
several years ago.
      Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary CAIN, Mrs. Dorothy WRIGHT,
and Mrs. Betty WEBER; six sons, Walter, Raymond, James, Delmas, Donald and
Roger McELHANEY and a sister.  There are 45 grandchildren, and 18
great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Monday agternoon in Bridgeville.  Burial was
in Venice cemetery.

     Stanley OLSZEWSKI of Southview died Monday, October 5, 1959.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary SLEBONICK OLSZEWSKI; two sons, Stanley ,
Jr., in the U. S. Army at Huntsville, AL, and Thomas, at home; two
daughters, Mrs. Irene BRUNER and Mrs. Sylvia SCHULTZ, both of McKeesport;
and a sister, Mrs. Mary PRUSZYNSKI of Detroit, MI.  There are six
grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the Coleman funeral home, Cecil.  Funeral
services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Guardian Angel R. C. church,
Southview.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Oct. 22, 1959

     Mrs. Elsie Virginia PARKER, 35, of Belmont, OH, formerly of Hickory and
Sturgeon, died at 6:?? a.m., Friday, October 16, 1959,  in the Woman's
hospital, Pittsburgh, following an illness of four months.
     A daughter of Walter and Elsie McCOWAN COOPER, she was born, May 23,
1934, in Pittsburgh.  She graduated from Hickory high school and attended
Muskingum College, where she was a member of the K??? Club.  She was a
member of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church, Hickory, and was active in
young people's work.  She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary
in Belmont, OH.
     Besides her husband, James PARKER, she leaves a daughter, Susan, aged
19 months; her parents of Hickory; a sister, Mrs. Mary Louise BROWN of
Hickory; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary McCOWAN of Hickory.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Speakman funeral
home, Houston, in charge of the Rev. Richard A. MORLEDGE, pastor of the Mt.
Prospect Presbyterian church, Hickory, assisted by the Rev. Wayne ALLEN,
pastor of the Montours Presbyterian church, and the Rev. W. A. HADDEN,
pastor of the Mt. Pleasant U.P. church, Hickory.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect
cemetery.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Oct. 29, 1959

John MILLER, Sr., 69, of Fannie street, McDonald, died Sunday, October 25,
1959, in the Mercy hospital, where he had been a patient for 15 days.
 A son of the late John and Louise SAPPIE MILLER, he was born October 3,
1890 in McDonald, and spent his entire life in this vicinity.  He was an
employee of the Pittsburgh Coal. Co., having retired in 1951.
     The husband of the late Sara Jane BENNETT, he was a member of St.
Alphonsus church, McDonald, and the United Mineworkers of America.
      Surviving are a son, John MILLER, Jr., of Chicago, IL, four sisters,
Jennie and Elizabeth MILLER, Mrs. Katherine FENWICK, and Mrs. Stella
FLAHERTY, all of McDonald; three brothers, George of McDonald, Fred of
Florence, and Victor of Cleveland, OH; and two half-brothers, William and
Andrew MILLER of Floreffe.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C. church,
McDonald, in charge of the Ref. Fr. Joseph LONERGAN.  Burial was in Robinson
's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Charlotte FITZGERALD McAFEE, 79, wife of the late James M. McAFEE,
former Pittsburgh newspaperman, died Tuesday, October 28, 1959, in her home
in Mt. Lebanon.
 The McAFEE family formerly resided in Midway.
 Her husband, who was with the old Tri-State News Bureau and later the
Sun-Telegraph for many years, died in 1952, shortly after his retirement.
 Mrs. McAFEE was a member of the Bower Hill Community church and the Crafton
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret J. BRANNAN of Albuquerque,
NM,  and Mrs. Ruth M. BORGMAN of Mt. Lebanon.  There are two grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the E. B. Laughlin
funeral home 3310 West Liberty avenue.

 Harry WATTERS, 87, died on Friday, October 23, 1959, in the Southside
hospital, Pittsburgh, following an illness of one month.
 A son of the late Samuel and Catherine McMURRAY WATTERS, he was born March
26, 1872, in Oakdale, and spend many years farming in the Oakdale vicinity.
He was an uncle of the late Samuel WATTERS who was for many years connected
with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 He is survived by two sons, Ralph K. WATTERS of Pittsburgh, and William H.
WATTERS of McDonald.  There are eight grandchildren, and 23
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday in the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale, in
charge of the Rev. C. J. FARMER, pastor of the First Presbyterian church,
Oakdale.  Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.

 Mrs. Beatrice Blanche FORSYTHE ATKINS, 62, of Manchester, CT, died early
this week at Manchester Memorial hospital following a brief illness.
    She was born March 31, 1897 in Latrobe, and was a former resident of
Washington.  Mrs. ATKINS moved to Manchester from West Virginia a year ago.
   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William DAVIS, with whom she made her
home; a brother, William FORSYTHE of Washington, and three sisters, Mrs.
Edith CAMERON of McDonald, Mrs. Kenneth DONNELLEY of Baden, and Mrs. Betty
MYERS of Cleveland, OH.
  Funeral services were held October 22 in Manchester.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec. 17, 1959

Foldy PUSKAR, 57, well-known resident of the Imperial district, died
suddenly Monday, December 14, 1959, in his home in Imperial.
 Mr. PUSKAR had been clerk investigator in the prothonotary's office in
Allegheny County for 15 years, and was a former constable of North Fayette
Township.  He also had served as democratic chairman of North Fayette
Township and served as a deputy sheriff until becoming affiliated with the
prothonotary's office.
 He leaves his wife, Mrs. Aida BLACHMORE PUSKAR; and two brothers, L. A.
PUSKAR of Imperial and A. T. PUSKAR of Barberton, OH.
 Friends are being received at the Moody funeral home, Clinton, where
blessing services will be held at 10:00 a. m. Thursday.  Burial will be in
St. Columbkille Cemetery, Imperial.

 Nick KOWALCHIK, 80, died suddenly Monday, December 14, 1959, in his home in
Sturgeon.
 He was born February 28, 1879, in Austria, and has resided in Sturgeon most
of his life.
 He is survived by his wife, Fimia KOWALCHIK; three sons, Harry, Joseph and
Michael, of Sturgeon; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary GEISLER of McDonald and
Mrs. Anna STASENKO of Pittsburgh.  There are six grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Thomas funeral
home, Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Dimitri ERMAKOV, pastor of the Holy
Virgin Russian Orthodox church of Carnegie.  Burial will be in Robinson's
Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Mildred JOLLEY PATTISON, 63, of Taylorstown, formerly of McDonald,
died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 1959, in Hillsview Clinic,
following an illness of two years.
 She was born May 25, 1896, in Taylorstown, a daughter of the late George C.
and Ella A. PAINE JOLLEY.  She had resided in the McDonald-Taylorstown areas
her entire life.
 She was a member of the Taylorstown Christian church, the Evening Star
Chapter, and the order of the Eastern Star of Claysville.
 She leaves a son, George J. PATTISON of Taylorstown; and a brother, Charles
M. (Turk) Jolley of Taylorstown.  There are three grandsons.  Her husband,
George A. PATTISON died in 193?, while the family was residing in McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Claysville.  Burial was in
the Claysville cemetery.

 Funeral services for A 2/c Gene Paul MILLER, 22, of Sturgeon, who lost his
life Tuesday, December 1, 1959 in an automobile accident in Kaiseralautern,
Germany, were held Monday afternoon in the Pettit funeral home, McDonald.
Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
 A son of Cornelius and Esther NELSON MILLER of Sturgeon, he was born
January 24, 1936, in Painesville, OH.  He was a 1953 graduate of South
Fayette Township high school, and had served three years in the U. S. Marine
Corps before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force 1 ½ years ago.
 Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Pvt. James MILLER, stationed
at Fort Bliss, TX, and Cornelius Jr., at home; and four sisters, Patricia
Ann, Viola Marian, Cornelia Edwina, and Donna Lynn MILLER, all at home.

 George MURPHY, in his 54th year, of R. D. 2, Coraopolis, died Monday,
December 7, 1959, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie SCHWARTZMILLER in
Beaver Grade Road, following an illness of nine months.
 A son of the late Daniel and Sarah MURPHY, he was born in 1905 in Clinton.
He was an employee of the People's Natural Gas Co. in Imperial.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth CLARK MURPHY, his daughter Mrs.
SCHWARTZMILLER; two brothers Daniel MURPHY of Los Angeles, CA, and David
MURPHY of Midway; and two sisters, Mrs. Nina MAHON of Aliquippa and Mrs.
Beulah WEAVER of Swissvale.  There are three grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in the Moody funeral home,
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL, pastor of the Valley
Presbyterian
church, Imperial.  Burial was in the Clinton U.P. church cemetery.

 Mrs. Essie L. SUTHERLAND, 78, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 1959
in her home in Claysville, after an illness of several months.
 She was born December 10, 1881, in West Finley Township, a daughter of the
late Joseph B. and Nora ST??NROD SMITH.  She attended the township schools,
and graduated from Claysville high school in the class of 1899 and
California State Normal School in the class of 1902.  Entering the teaching
profession, she taught in the schools of Monessen, East Washington, and
Washington, and one-room schools in the county.
 On May 23, 1905, she was united in marriage with J. C. SUTHERLAND, former
County Recorder of Deeds, who died July 7, 1925.  While a resident of
Washington, she was a member of several civic organizations.
 Mrs. SUTHERLAND served as superintendent of the Washington County Children'
s Home from 1928 to 1936.
 She was a member of the Claysville U. P. Church.
 Surviving are two daughters, Ruth the wife of Thomas G. MILLER of McDonald;
and Jean the wife of George J. MELVIN of Claysville; two sisters; a brother;
and one granddaughter, Priscilla MILLER of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Claysville.  Burial was in
Washington cemetery.

 William WHYTE of Pittsburgh, a former resident of Laurel Hill, McDonald,
died Sunday, November 29, 1959, following a long illness.
 He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary WHYTE; and three daughters, Miss Mamie WHYTE,
Mrs. Vera BENARD, and Mrs. Mickey BENINTEND, all of Pittsburgh.

 Mrs. Mary P. McCAFFREY HAYES, ??, wife of William J. HAYES Sr., of Carnegie
died Thursday, December 10, 1959 , following a lengthy illness.
 She was a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary UNDERWOOD MCCAFFREY,
formerly of McDonald.
      Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert ???????? of
Rennerdale and Mrs. John MATHIAS of Carnegie; three sons, William HAYES,
Jr., of Brookline, Edward HAYES of Maumee, OH, and Robert HAYES of
Coraopolis; and three brothers, Leo McCAFFREY of Wexford, Lawrence McCAFFREY
of Mingo Junction, OH and Ambrose McCAFFREY of Eldersville, all former
residents of McDonald.
 A son, John, died 1? (18?) years ago and a sister, Mrs. Bridget REA,
formerly of McDonald died four years ago.
   Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Luke's
church, Carnegie.

 Mrs. Della COX LEONARD of Imperial, died Monday, December 7, 1959, in the
Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, where she had been a patient for a short time
following a fall in her home.
 A daughter of the late Ellen and Flemming COX she was born December 31,
1863, in the vicinity of Imperial and resided in that community the
remainder of her life.
 Besides her husband, Clare L., she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen
PERRY of Imperial, with whom she make her home, and Mrs. Margaret FRIEDLEY
of West Palm Beach, FL; a sister Mrs. Olive MEANOR of Imperial; and a
brother, John J. COX of R. D. 1, Oakdale.
 Funeral services were held the afternoon of December 10 in the Moody
funeral home, Clinton, I charge of Rev. Raymond TOUVELL, pastor of the
Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial.  Burial was in the Valley church
cemetery, Imperial.

 Chief Engineman Robert Lee JACKSON, Jr., 37, of Norfolk, VA, was fatally
injured Monday, November 30, 1959, in a hit-and-run auto accident near the
naval school in Olathe, KS.  He died the following day in a naval hospital
there.
 A son of Robert and Margaret ROHDE JACKSON, he was born January 6, 1922, in
McDonald.  He attended school in McDonald until his enlistment in the U. S.
Navy in June, 1940.  He had served with the Navy all over the world.
 He is survived by his wife, the former Helen SHULTZ of Philadelphia, and
four children, Geraldine, Thomas, Donald and William, all of Norfolk, VA;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson, and a brother, Vernon Jackson of
Weirton, WV and another brother Jay Jackson of Chicago, IL.
 Funeral services were held December 7, with full military honors, in
Arlington National Cemetery, with members of his immediate family in
attendance.

 Elmer G. HANNAH, 40, of R. D. 1, Oakdale, died Sunday evening, November 29,
1959, in the Veterans' hospital, Oakland.
 A son of Mrs. Mary KEMP HANNAH and the late John HANNAH, he was born
October 30, 1919, in Imperial, where he spent his entire life .  He was a
member of the Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial, and of the Imperial
Volunteer Fire department.
 He leaves his wife, Mrs. Phyllis CHEESEBOROUGH HANNAH; three daughters,
Daryl Ann, Karen, and Betty Jane; and a son, Robert, all at home; his
mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel BOYNES and Mrs. Helen LOGAN, both of
Imperial.
 Funeral services were held the afternoon of December 3, in the Thomas
funeral home, Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. R. M. TOUVELL, pastor of the
Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial. Burial was in the Valley cemetery,
Imperial.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec. 24, 1959

Clarence G. KOHL, Sr., 68, of Oakdale, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December
20, 1959, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following an illness of several
months.
 A son of the late Peter and Catherine FINNEGAN KOHL, he was born November
13, 1891, in Oakdale, and had spent his entire life there.  He was employed
by the Armstrong C--- (Cork?) Co. in Pittsburgh for 44 years until his
retirement in 1955.  He was the husband of the late Rose BROOKS KOHL.
 He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Beverly TRUSNOVIC, of Imperial; two sons, Gerald
L. and Clarence KOHL, Jr., of Oakdale, a sister, Mrs. Frances WILLIS of
Washington, DC; and a brother, Peter KOHL of Carnegie.  There are three
grandsons.
 Friends are being received at the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale.  Funeral
services will be held at 10:00 a. m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's R. C.
church, Noblestown, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph DRUMM.  Burial will be
in St. Patrick's cemetery.

 Leon S. Reece, 69, of Oakdale died Friday, December 18, 1959, in the Ohio
Valley hospital, following an illness of several months.
 A son of the late John and Eva REESE, he was born October 11, 1890 in
Imperial.  He formerly resided in Imperial and McDonald, and had been a
resident of Oakdale for 18 years.  He was a retired employee of the Standard
Steel Spring Co. of Coraopolis.
 He leaves his wife, Annie COOPER REESE; a daughter, Mrs. Edward SIMPSON of
Oakdale; a sister, Mrs. J. A. CRAWFORD of Weirton, WV. and two
grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Thomas funeral home,
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. C. J. FARMER, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Oakdale.  Burial was in Valley cemetery, Imperial.

 Miss Flora J. DHANS, 53, of Hickory, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a. m.
Saturday, December 19, 1959 in the Washington hospital.
 A daughter of Alphonse DHANS of Hickory and the late Mary COLLIGE DHANS,
she was born March 1, 1906, in Mt. Pleasant Township, where she spent her
entire life.  She graduated from Hickory high school in 1924.
 Miss DHANS was a member of Mt. Prospect Presbyterian church, the women's
auxiliary of the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, and the Hickory
Women's Club.
 Besides her father, she leaves two brothers, Frank of Detroit, MI, and
Bernard of R. D. 1, Hickory; and two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle CARTER of R. D.
1, Hickory, and Mrs. Angileen LIGGETT of Southview.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the DHANS home in charge of
the Rev. Richard A. MORLEDGE, pastor of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian
church.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

 Paul SCHEERS, 89, died Wednesday, December 9, 1959 in his home in Sturgeon.
 He was born January 1, 1870, in Belgium.  He came to the United States in
1905 and was employed in the coal mine until his retirement.  He was married
to the late Irma MARIN SCHEERS.
 Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen RANK, Miss Madeline SCHEERS, and
Mrs. Carmen HAJDUK; and a son, Marcel SCHEERS, all of Sturgeon.  There are
ten grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held December 12 in his home in charge of the Rev.
John SHEPARD, pastor of the Robinson's Run U. P. church, McDonald.  Burial
was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Gertrude C. SMITH GARRETT, 59 of Oakdale, died Monday, December 14,
1959 in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
 She was born November 29, 1900 in Morgan, a daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Henry SMITH.  She had resided in Oakdale the past 4?  (40?), years and
was a member of St. Patrick's R.C. church, Noblestown, and it's alter
society.  He was also affiliated with the American Legion Auxiliary.
 She leaves her husband, Elijah GARRETT, Sr.;  two daughters, Mrs. Mary
CRAWLEY, and Mrs. Juanita DOLCICH, both of Oakdale; two sons, Elijah, Jr.,
of Oakdale, and James at home; a brother James SMITH of Oakdale; and two
sisters, Mrs. Ethel QUIN(ET)?, of Baden, and Mrs. Rose PORTER of Grafton,
OH.  There are seven grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held the morning of December 17, in St. Patrick's R.
C. church, Noblestown, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph DRUMM.  Burial was
in St. Patrick's cemetery.


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