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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,
Hickory.

 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 in Norfolk,
Va.; David, Darryl, and Daniel at home; a stepson, Donald Nice of McDonald;
a brother Earl ALFRED of McDonald, and his mother, Mrs. Simon ALFRED.
 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 Scottish Rite,
Valley of Pittsburgh; Syria Temple, Pittsburgh and Brotherhood of Trainmen.
He was married in December, 1958, to Sara LENORE, who survives.
 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, McDonald.
 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; Mrs. Charlotta
BURTIS of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mrs. Leona SHIMEK of Thornburg; and a brother,
Charles PICOLICK of Gary, Ind.  There are 16 grandchildren, and six
great-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 Presbyterian Church.
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 Church, Noblestown
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
illness.
 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
1937.
  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, Mich.
 Funeral services were held Monday in Silver Springs, Md.  Burial was in
Parklawn Cemetery, Silver Springs.

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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
THOMPSON.
 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 and 18
great-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 R.C. church,
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, Clarence Parkinson
of Midway; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel KEYSER of Toledo, Ohio.  There are five
grandchildren.

 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, both of
McDonald; two sons, William HARDY of Washington, and Richard HARDY of
Dearborn, Mich.  There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 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, Imperial.

 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 Markham, Ill.
 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
cemetery.

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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. Besides her
parents, she is survived by three brothers and four sisters.  Funeral
services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Internment
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
cemetery.

 Mrs. Julian BELAIRE died in her home in Center Avenue Wednesday morning,
December 4, 1918.  Death was due to pneumonia, superinduced by influenza.
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
cemetery.

 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. DeCAPITANI, an
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
cemetery.
 


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