From the McDonald Record-Outlook Apr. 28, 1960
Miss Jane Moore CUMMINS, 80, died Monday, April
25, 1960, in the home of her
sister, Mrs. Andrew YOUNG, Fourth street, McDonald.
A daughter of the late James Garavan CUMMINS and
Sarah Nancy MCCALMONT
CUMMINS, she was born December 20, 1879, near Hickory.
She was a member of the Center U. P. Church for
70 years; and a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star, No. 119, McDonald.
She was a former
housemother in the nurse's home at Canonsburg hospital.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Andrew YOUNG of McDonald;
and three brothers,
R. Reed CUMMINS of R. D. 1, McDonald, John J. CUMMINS
of Woodrow, and D.M.
CUMMINS of Washington.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday
in the Pettit funeral
home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Samuel E. Glass,
pastor of the First
U. P. Church, McDonald. Burial will be in the Mt.
Pleasant U. P. cemetery,
Walter W. ALFRED, 56, died Monday, April
25, 1960, in his home in North
street extension, McDonald, following a long illness.
A son of Mrs. Belle CONKLIN ALFRED and the late
Simon P. ALFRED, he was
born May 17, 1903, in Bulger R. D.
He leaves his wife, Blanche RANDOUR ALFRED; five
sons, Lloyd, with the U.
S. Army in South Park; Floyd, with the U. S. Navy, stationed
Va.; David, Darryl, and Daniel at home; a stepson, Donald
Nice of McDonald;
a brother Earl ALFRED of McDonald, and his mother, Mrs.
Friends are being received in his home where funeral
services will be held
at 2:00pm Thursday, in charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS.
Burial will be in
Robinson's Run cemetery.
James M. BELL, 44, died suddenly at 11:20
p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 1960 in
his home in Railroad street, Midway.
A son of the late Alex and Bessie McANANY BELL
he was born July 12, 1913 in
Midway. He had been employed as a conductor and
breakman by the
Pennsylvania Railroad since 1939; he was a veteran of
World War II, and a
member of the Midway Methodist church, Midway VFW Post
No. 520, Garfield
Lodge No. 604, F. and A. M., McDonald; Ancient Accepted
Valley of Pittsburgh; Syria Temple, Pittsburgh and Brotherhood
He was married in December, 1958, to Sara LENORE, who
Also surviving are two stepchildren, Margaret and
Carl LENORE, and the
following brothers and sisters; Ruth, wife of Thomas
D. SMITH of Brentwood,
Blanche, wife of Henry CONRAD of Burgettstown; Mabel,
wife of John BRABSON,
and Nerissa, wife of Alex MOTTE, both of Midway; Lillie
Mae, wife of Donald
SHUMALER of Carnegie; Harry of Leetsdale; George, of
Butler; Donald E. of
Wilkensburg; Robert N. of East McKeesport and Mary Lou,
wife of William
OPENBRIER of Midway.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in
the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Robert Veydt, Pastor of
the Midway Methodist
church. Burial was in Center cemetery.
Mrs. Frances HOOK of Coal street, McDonald,
died Sunday, April 24, 1960, at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes POLLARD, Fifth street,
She was born November 10, 1890 in Poland and resided
in the McDonald area
for the past 30 years. She was a member of St.
Alphonsus Church, McDonald.
Surviving are her husband, Jacob J. HOOK; eight
daughters, Mrs. Helen
GIBSON, Mrs. Vera DeBLANDER, Mrs. Agnes POLLARD, Mrs.
Nellie McGREEVY, Mrs.
Mildred DHANSE, and Mrs. Frances HOSPODAR, all of McDonald;
BURTIS of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mrs. Leona SHIMEK of Thornburg;
and a brother,
Charles PICOLICK of Gary, Ind. There are 16 grandchildren,
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in
St. Alphonsus church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph Lonergan.
Burial was in Robinson
's Run cemetery.
John Nelson ROBERTSON, of Canton, Ohio, died
at 1:00p.m. Monday, April 18,
1960, in Mercy hospital, Canton, following a heart seizure.
A son of the lat Hugh and Agnes SMITH ROBERTSON,
he was born in McDonald.
He had resided for 20 years in Canton, where he was a
member of the First
Presbyterian Church. He was employed in the plant
protection department of
the Republic Steel Corp.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Berth M. ROBERTSON; three
sons, James of
Glassport, Virgil of Elizabeth, and Nelson of Canton;
three daughters, Mrs.
Herman E. GILLETTE of Canton, Mrs. John William CRAIL
of Massillon, Ohio,
and Miss Sandra, at home; a brother, Charles S.ROBERTSON
of Bridgeville; and
three sisters, Mrs. Sara ROBB, and Mrs. Harry WIRTZ of
McDonald, and Mrs. J.
Creighton BREWSTER of Crafton. There are ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held the afternoon of April
20 in Canton, in charge
of the Rev. George E. PARKINSON, pastor of the First
Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton.
Paul C. AUBENQUE, 73, of Sturgeon, died Wednesday,
April 20, 1960i in John
J. Kane hospital following a long illness.
He was born September 6, 1886, in Besseges, France,
a son of Alexis and
Victorine BANDON AUBENQUE. He had resided in McDonald
and Sturgeon for the
past 71 years.
Mr. ABENQUE was a veteran of World War I and was
employed in district coal
mines for many years. At the time of his retirement
in 1942 he was employed
by the North Fayette Township road department.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Napolie BLANC of Sturgeon,
and a brother, Alex
AUBENQUE of Carnegie.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in
the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Myrtle DUFFY, 71, of Fayette street,
Oakdale, died Friday, April 22,
1960, in the home of her son, John BALTZ, in Whitehall,
following an illness
of several months.
A daughter of the late Thomas and Mary CORBIN McGRADY,
she was born
December 25, 1888, in Noblestown.
A grandson, Thomas BALTZ, survives.
Requiem mass was held Tuesday morning in St. Patrick's
in charge of the Ref. Fr. PAZO of Cleveland, Ohio, cousin
of Mrs. DUFFY.
Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Mrs. Esther MADGWICK WRIGHT of Silver Springs,
Md., died Friday, April 22,
1960, in the Washington Center hospital, Washington,
D.C., following a long
A daughter of Mrs. Denise C. and the late William
A MADGWICK, she was born
November 22, 1919, in McDonald and graduated from McDonald
high school in
She leaves her husband, John L. WRIGHT; a daughter
Joyce Ann; and a son
John Alan, of Silver Springs, Md.; her mother, Mrs. Denise
C. MADGWICK of
Green Tree; two sisters, Miss Ruth Ann MADGWICK of Green
Tree, and Mrs.
Mildred CARLISLE of Newark, Ohio; and three brothers,
Robert A., of Green
Tree; Henry, of Carmichaels; and Walter J., of Parchment,
Funeral services were held Monday in Silver Springs,
Md. Burial was in
Parklawn Cemetery, Silver Springs.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook May. 5, 1960
Robert J. THOMPSON, 89, died Wednesday May 4, 1960
in his home Noblestown
Road, R. D. 1, McDonald. He was the husband of
the late Jennett CUMMINGS
Mr. THOMPSON was born June 3, 1870, in the home
where he had spent his
entire life. He was employed as a carpenter until
his retirement in 1935.
Surviving are a son, Robert V. THOMPSON, at home;
and a daughter, Mrs.
Laura WELSH of Aliquippa. There are 17 grandchildren
Friends will be received after noon Thursday at
the Pettit funeral home,
McDonald, where funeral services will be held at 2:00
p.m. Saturday, in
charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS, pastor of the First
U. P. Church,
McDonald. Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Madalene FODSE, 61, died suddenly Saturday,
April 30, 1960, in her
home in North McDonald street, McDonald.
Mrs. FODSE was born March 4m 1899 in Bower Hill,
Allegheny County. She had
resided in Sturgeon for 40 years before moving to McDonald
in June 1959.
She was a member of St. Alphonsus R. C. church, McDonald.
Surviving are her husband, Nick, three daughters,
Mrs. Thomas HOLLERAN of
Jefferson, Ohio; Mrs. Richard YOLTON of Gardenia, Calif.;
and Mrs. John BOAZ
of Dallas, Texas; three sons, Lawrence and Richard FODSE,
both of McDonald,
and Dominic FODSE, with the U.S. Marine Corps, Cherry
Point, N. C.; two
brothers, Peter HABYANET of Carnegie and Louis HABYANET
of Bulger; and a
sister, Mrs. Clara Bonnian of Barberton, Ohio. There
are 20 grandchildren.
Friends are being received at the Pettit funeral
home, McDonald. Funeral
services will be held 9:00 a.m. Thursday in St. Alphonsus
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph LONERGAN.
Burial will be in St.
Patrick's Cemetery, Noblestown.
James C. PARKINSON, 67, died at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 1960, in his
home in Midway, following a long illness.
A son of the late William and Mary WEAVER PARKINSON,
he was born March 6,
1893 in Robinson Township. He had resided in the
Midway area all his life
and was a carpenter as long as his health permitted.
He leaves his wife, Florence PURDY PARKINSON; a
daughter, Mrs. Ethel RICHEY
and a son James W. PARKINSON, both of Midway; a brother,
of Midway; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel KEYSER of Toledo,
Ohio. There are five
William B. F. HARDY, 77, of Washington, died
at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April
28, 1960, of a heart attack.
A son of John and Elizabeth McCOY HARDY, he was
born in Fayette City
December 9, 1882. He had resided in the Washington
area since 1900.
Mr. HARDY was associated with the coal industry
for 40 years before his
retirement in 1947.
He leaves his wife, Mary Louise COX HARDY; two
daughters, Catherine, the
wife of Amile PIERRARD, and Ruth, the wife of John DESCUTNER,
McDonald; two sons, William HARDY of Washington, and
Richard HARDY of
Dearborn, Mich. There are nine grandchildren and
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in
Washington in charge of the
Rev. Carl SPHAR. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Louise COX GRGURICH, 39, formerly
of Imperial, died Friday,
April 29, 1960, in her home in Neville Island.
She leaves her husband, Joseph GRGURICH; a son,
Robert; her father Charles
COX; two sisters, Mrs. Grace DYE and Mrs. Shirlene ARNOLD;
and six brothers,
Charles B. COX, Raymond A. COX, Edward D. COX, James
R. COX, John M. COX,
and William A. COX.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in
the Wharton (formerly Weir)
funeral home, Imperial. Burial was in Valley cemetery,
Mrs. Susie TAYLOR, 70, died Thursday, April
28, 1960 in her home in Center
avenue, McDonald after an illness of several months.
She was born in Athens, Ga., and had resided in
McDonald for the past 40
years. Mrs. TAYLOR was a member of the First Baptist
Church, McDonald, and
Rising Star Temple No. 177, IBPOE of W.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Fannie DICKENS of
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in
the First U.P. Church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. G. L. BOWICK. Burial
was in Robinson's Run
From a McDonald Newspaper Dec., 1918
Harriett SALLY aged 4 years, at the home of her
parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. E.
SALLY of Poplar Street, on Saturday night at 11 o'clock.
parents, she is survived by three brothers and four sisters.
services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2
was in the Robinson Run cemetery.
William HARRIS, aged 18 years, of Lincoln
Avenue, was asphyxiated at the
plant of the Aetna Chemical Co., Heidleburg on Monday.
He is survived by
his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Internment was
I the Robinson Run
Mrs. Julian BELAIRE died in her home in Center
Avenue Wednesday morning,
December 4, 1918. Death was due to pneumonia, superinduced
She is survived by her husband and four children. Funeral
services were held
at Noblestown Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Internment
was in St. Patrick's
Mrs. Adeline DeCAPITANI, aged 56 years, wife
of Dominic DeCAPITANI, died at
her home in Valley Street, on Wednesday morning, December
4, 1918. Mrs.
DeCAPITANI was born in France and her marriage to Mr.
Italian, took place in Africa.
William Elzie POWELL, aged 61 years, died
in his home in Barr street
Tuesday morning, December 3, 1918. He is survived
by his wife. Funeral
services were held Friday afternoon. Internment
was in Robinson Run