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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 son 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 Sturgeon, 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, Mrs. 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 afternoon 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  Sept. 3, 1959

Mrs. Eleanor YENKO BURKE, 32, of Alexandria, VA, died Sunday, August
20, 1959, in the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
     Mrs. BURKE was born March 20, 1927 in Bulger, a daughter of Steve and
Margaret KOSS YENKO.  She was a 1945 graduate of Union HS Burgettstown, and
was a member of St. Rita's R.C. Church, Alexandria.
     Surviving are her husband, Joseph A.; three sons, Joseph Jr., Brennan,
and Eric, all at home; her parents, Mr.& Mrs. Steve YENKO of Bulger, two
brothers, Steve YENKO, Jr., of Midway, and William YENKO of Bulger, and a
sister Miss Louise YENKO of Bulger.
     Friends are being received in the Rogers funeral home, McDonald.
Requiem high mass will be sung at 10:00a.m. in St. Ann's R.C. church,
Bulger, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Sullivan.  Burial will be in Our
Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.

     Mrs. Mary Louise CENIS DeBRAKELEER, 52, of Poland, OH, formerly of
Raccoon, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 1959 in the Southside
hospital, Youngstown, OH.  She had been ill for two years and was a patient
in the hospital for 30 days.
     A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph CENIS she was born July 5,
1907 in McDonald and had resided in North Lima, OH for the past 22 years.
She was a member of the Calvary Evangelical United Brethren church and of
the
Friendship Circle of the church.
     Surviving are her husband, Arthur DeBRAKELEER, a daughter  Mrs. Paul
GRANGER of Petersburgh, OH, a son, Henry Joseph DeBRAKELEER of Lawrence, MA;
four sisters Mrs. Michael HAGERTY and Mrs. Walter HALLATEK, both of
Youngstown, OH,  Mrs. Katherine DHANS of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Victor VAN
NUFFELSEN of Washington, and a brother, Paul CENIS of Edinboro.  There are
two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.  this Friday in the
Sedderley-Beilhart Funeral Home, North Lima, OH

     Mrs. Grace CUMMINS SMITH, 77, of Kay street, McDonald, died Wednesday,
August 26, 1959 in the Allegheny General hospital, Pittsburgh.  She had been
in failing health since spring.
     She was born August 12, 1882 in Hopewell Township, a daughter of Craig
and Elizabeth CUMMINS.  She was united in marriage with Joseph SMITH and was
a member of the First Baptist church, Carnegie.
     Surviving are six children, Mrs. Elsie MICHAELS of Crafton, Mrs. Thelma
STROBEL of Erie, Mrs. Irma BIBEY of East Sparta, OH, Mrs. Vila SARVER and
Mrs. Leila BROSE of Carnegie, Mrs. Lois LAURICK of Gladden Heights, and
Clyde SMITH of Oakdale, A sister, Mrs. Estella PETERS of Rochester, and a
brother, R. Clarence CUMMINS of R.D. 2, McDonald.  There are 26
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon in Carnegie.  Burial
was in Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie.

     Mrs. Bertha CHARLIER, 74, of Wellsburg, WV, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday,
August 17, 1958 in the North Wheeling hospital following a lingering
illness.
     A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile DEHOUX, she was born August 25, 1884
in Belgium.  She came to McDonald as a child, and had resided in the
Weirton-Wellsburg area the past 40 years.  Her husband, Emile CHARLIER died
in 1921.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Wilma BROWN of Weirton, WV, and
Mrs. Clyde ROBERTS and Mrs. Lennore BARNDT of Wellsburg, WV,  two sisters,
Mrs. William JOHNSON of Paris, and Mrs. Charles SMITH of McDonald, and four
brothers Emile, Jules, Fred and Victor DEHOUX all of McDonald.  There are 11
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held August 20, in Wellsburg, WV, in charge of
the Rev. Robert Johnson, of Wellsburg, WV.  Burial was in Robinson's Run
cemetery.

     Harry Buchanan WALKER, 73, of R. D. 1, Hickory, died at 8:25 p.m.
Monday August 24, 1959 in the Washington hospital.
     He was born March 22, 1886, in Greene County, a son of the late Warren
and Hester WALKER.  He was a member of Cross Creek Presbyterian church and
had been a farmer all his life.
     His wife (The first name is blurred, appears to be 4 letters)  ----
Elizabeth
WALKER died April 27 of this year.
     Surviving are six sons, Wilbert of R.D. 3, McDonald, William of New
Lexington, OH, M/Sgt. Lee R. of Burlington, VT, Raymond of Langeloth, Fred
of Cross Creek, and Jay of R.D. 1, Hickory, two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth
DOWLER of Midway, and Mrs. Ralph ZIEGLER of R. D. 2, McDonald, and three
brothers and five sisters.  There are 19 grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held August 28 in Burgettstown.  Burial was in
Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory.

     Celestin J. DUMAS, 68, of Miller St. McDonald, died Saturday, August
22, 1959 in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
     Mr. DUMAS was born August 10, 1891 in France, and came to the United
States and McDonald at the age of two.  He was a former mine foreman for
Powhatan Coal Co.
     Surviving are his wife, Anna DeBLANDER DUMAS, a daughter, Mrs. John
O'BRIEN of Pittsburgh, a son Emile V. DUMAS of Monroe, MI, and two brothers,
Emile A. of Jamestown, NY, and C. L. DUMAS of Pittsburgh.  There are 3
grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held August 25 in St. Alphonsus R. C. Church
McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

     Joseph TROPECK of R. D. 3, McDonald, died Friday, August 21, 1959.
     Surviving are four sons, Joseph Jr. of Sturgeon, Emile of Baden,
Charles of McDonald, and James of Sturgeon, and a daughter Mrs. Nellie SCOTT
of Sturgeon.
     Funeral services were held August 24 in St. Mary's R.C. Church Cecil,
in charge of the Rev. Fr. Piter Shirra.  Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery,
Cecil.

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  June 2, 1960

Rev. John H. CARTER, 59, of Gormley avenue, Oakdale, died at 4:45 a.m.
Tuesday, May 31, 1960, in the Ohio Valley hospital, following a lingering
illness.
 A son of Mrs. Molly CARTER of Chatham, Va., and the late John Luther
CARTER, he was born February 10, 1901.  He had been a resident of Oakdale
for the past 33 years and was pastor of the Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church,
McKees Rocks, the past five years.
 He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Molly CARTER of Chatham, Va.; his wife
Mrs. Lillian ROBINSON CARTER; a son, John Henry CARTER, Jr., of Pittsburgh;
two daughters, Shirley, the wife of Richard W. KING of Barr street,
McDonald, and Miss Phyllis CARTER of Oakdale; a sister, Miss Mary Lee CARTER
of Chatham, Va., and a brother, Luther CARTER of FARRELL.  There are three
grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday n the A.M.E. Zion Church,
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. Arthur A. Henderson.  Burial will be in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, 54, of Johns avenue, McDonald, died Friday, May 27,
1960, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, following a long illness.
 A daughter of the late John and Louise SAPPIE MILLER, she was born in
McDonald where she spent her entire life.  She was employed for 37 years as
a clerk for the Bell Telephone Co. and was a member of St. Alphonsus R. C.
Church, McDonald.
 Surviving are three brothers, George of McDonald; Fred of Florence; and
Victor of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Miss Jennie MILLER, Mrs. Kate
FENWICK, and Mrs. Walter FLSHERTY, all of McDonald; and two half-brothers,
William and Andrew MILLER of Floreffe.
 Funeral services wee held Tuesday morning in St. Alphonsus R.C. church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev.Fr. Joseph P. LONERGAN.  Burial was in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Augustine HANS, 72, of Washington avenue, McDonald died Wednesday, May
25, 1960 in the Washington hospital.
 A daughter of Ferdinand and Clemence TAZAT SERVAIS, she was born December
10, 1887, in McDonald where she has resided her entire life.  She was a
member of Robinson's Run U.P. Church, McDonald.
 Surviving are her husband Edmond HANS Sr.; three sons. Louis HANS of St.
Mary's, Ohio, Edmond HANS, Jr., of Noblestown, and Delbert HANS of McDonald;
five daughters, Mrs. John TYLER f Moundsville, W.Va., Mrs. Richard MULVEE of
San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Clarence NUTBROWN of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Raymond
SEFZIK of Sturgeon, and Mrs. Walter BITNER of Burgettstown, a brother, Louis
LWEVAIS of Houston; and two sisters Mrs. C. V. DUNKELBERGER of McDonald,
Mrs. Louise Musolino of Midway.  There are seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held last Saturday in the Pettit funeral home, in
charge of the Rev. John SHEPARD, pastor of the Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Andrew SAUERS, 74, died Thursday evening May 26, 1960, in his home in
Patterson Road, Imperial.  He had been ill for several months.
 A son of the late George and Mary MATTIS SAUERS, he was born May 9, 1886,
in Imperial, where he had resided until his death.  He was a retired coal
miner and a member of U.M. W. Local No. 725.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan SAUERS; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy
KOSIK of McDonald, Mrs. Janet SHEFLER and Mrs. Hilda BUTYA, both of
Imperial, and Mrs. Virginia HART of Oakdale; and four sons, Andrew H. SAUERS
of Carnegie, Edward P. SAUERS of Oakdale, Richard SAUERS of Cliff Mine, and
Elmer SAUERS of Moon.  There are 16 grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Armour funeral home,
Imperial, in charge of the Rev. Raymond TOUVELL, pastor of the Valley
Presbyterian Church, Imperial.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

 Mrs. Anna Pearl MCCONNELL, 84, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 1960, in
her home in Houston after an illness of two weeks.
 Mrs. MCCONNELL was born February 2, 1876, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a
daughter of the late John A. and Agnes Elfretta SIMPSON CARLISLE.  She had
spent most of her life in Houston and was a member of the Houston Methodist
Church.  She was married to James W. McCONNELL who died in 1941.
 Surviving are two sons, DeWitt V. of Cleveland, Ohio, and James Newell
McCONNELL at home; a sister Miss Elva CARLISLE of Hickory, and two brothers,
William G. of R. D. 3, McDonald, and Harry G. of Charlotte, Mich.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Houston.  Burial was in Oak
Spring cemetery.

 Howard (Johnny) Glenn BECK, four year old son of George and Joyce PAPE BECK
of Imperial, died Wednesday, May 25, 1960, in Children's hospital,
Pittsburgh of leukemia.
 Besides his parents, he leaves a sister, Kimberly Pape BECK; for brothers,
George Calvin, Russel (sic) Eugene, Terry Randy, and Jody BECK, all at home;
his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Agnes PAPE of Imperial; and his paternal
grandfather, Ezra M. BECK of Smith's Ferry.
 Funeral services were held Friday in the Armour funeral home, Imperial, in
charge of the Rev. Mark FLOWERS, pastor of the Nazarene Church, Imperial.
Burial was in Hebron Church Cemetery, near Clinton.

 Morris Frank CANTARAL, 81, of Washington, formerly of Sturgeon, died at
3:05 p.m. Friday, May 27, 1960, in the Washington Hospital.
  Born April 28, 1879, in Bessege, France, he was a son of the late John
Baptist and Mary TRON CANTARAL.
 He leaves his wife, Margaret A.; four sons; two daughters; two brothers,
Eugene of Detroit, Mich., and Charles of Sturgeon; a sister; nine
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Washington.  Burial was in
the Washington cemetery.


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