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Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 for Sidney Roberts of
Millbank (RD 2, Ligonier) who died Tuesday at his home after a long illness.
Rev. George H. Wright will conduct the obsequies in Sibel Wolford Funeral Home,
and interment will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts was born in Ligonier Township 65 years ago, son of John & Margaret
Kuhns Roberts. He is survived by his widow (nee Elizabeth McCombs), two
brothers (Roy of Natrona Heights and Vernon of Merchantville, Ohio) and two
sisters (Miss Marie Roberts of Ligonier and Mrs. Dorothy Robb of Greensburg.)
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 16 August 1963, p. 2, col. 4

Dorothy R. Robb
Dorothy R. (Mrs. George F.) Robb, 84, of Pasadena, Texas, formerly of Ligonier
and Greensburg, died Thursday, March 8, 1990, in Texas.
She was born April 11, 1905, in Ligonier Township, a daughter of the late John
and Margaret (Kuhns) Roberts. She was a member of the Greensburg First
Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Robb; and three brothers,
Sidney, Vernon and Roy Roberts. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Austin
of Topeka, Kan., Nancy Jamison of Pasadena, Texas, and Barbara Moyer of Bryan,
Texas; a son, George F. Robb of Somerset, Mass.; a sister, Marie Roberts of
Ligonier; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Covenant Presbyterian
Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. John J. McClure officiating. Arrangements by
Wolford-McCracken Funeral Home Inc., Ligonier.
Burial will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 14 March 1990, p. 3, col. 3

W.D. Clopp, a well known resident of Derry township, living near Oakville, died
at his home Saturday morning, March 20, 1926, following an illness of about a
week. He was 64 years of age. Surviving are the widow, three sons, Ralph, of
Portland, Ore.; Carl, of Cushing, Okla.; Fred, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs.
John Wilkins, of Latrobe, and a step-son, William D. Dunlap, also of Latrobe.
Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary A.
Binkey of Altus, Okla., and Mrs. Anna Margaret Beard of Springdale, Arkansas,
also survive.
The body was at his late residence until 10 o'clock Monday morning, at which
time it was moved to the home of William D. Dunlap, where funeral services were
conducted at 2 o'clock, by the Rev. W.A. Sites and Rev. J.F. Strayer. Interment
was made in the Youngstown cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 24 March 1926, p. 1, col. 3

John H. Clopp, a prominent resident of near Ligonier, died suddenly Tuesday
morning, May 5, 1925. He had been in his usual health the previous evening, and
had retired about nine o'clock. The next morning when they went to call him to
breakfast he was found to have fallen into his last sleep. His sudden passing
away was a great shock to the entire community as he was a man who was well and
favorably known and he will be sadly missed by his friends and neighbors.
Mr. Clopp was born January 16, 1851 in Ligonier township and there he lived his
entire life. When twenty five years of age he purchased the farm south of town
which has ever since been his home.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Ligonier, being an elder in
the church and always active in church work. He was a member of Ligonier Lodge
No. 964, I.O.O.F., Ligonier Encampment No. 314 and Lady St. Clair Rebekah
Lodge, and he was always interested in lodge activities. He was also an active
Republican and had at different times held office in the township.
He is survived by three sons, Harry M., who lives on the home farm; John
Wilbert, of Ligonier, and Roy F., of Charleston, W. Va. Also by a brother David
Clopp, of Latrobe, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Beard and Mrs. Mary Binkey of
Hollis, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in charge
of his pastor, Rev. W.F. Fleming. Interment in Valley cemetery. The local
I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct burial services at the grave.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 6 May 1925, p. 1

Mrs. Mae Clopp
Mrs. Mae Corrine Clopp of 317 Summit Avenue, Ligonier, died Sunday in McGinnis
Hospital after a lengthy illness (she had been bedfast for five years). She was
a lifelong resident of the Ligonier Valley, born September 24, 1885, in
Ligonier Township to Alexander & Susan Brant Ambrose, and was the widow of
Harry Clopp who died in 1964. She leaves two sons, Floyd M. of Ligonier and
John H. of Derry, a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Black of Atlanta; and seven
Rev. George H. Wright of Covenant United Presbyterian Church, of which she was
a member, conducted final rites today in Sibel-Wolford Funeral Home, and
interment was in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 10 September 1969, p. 14, col. 5

Harry M. Clopp, native of Ligonier Township and longtime dairy farmer on
Freeman road, died in North Miami, Fla., Monday at the age of 82. He had been
ailing for three years, and he and his wife moved to Florida 2 1/2 years ago.
He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth C. Black. He was a former deacon
of Covenant United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are his widow (Mae Ambrose Clopp), two sons (Floyd M. Clopp of
Freeman road, Ligonier and John H. Clopp of Derry), his daughter (Mrs. Black),
two brothers (John W. Clopp of Ligonier and Roy F. Clopp of Clarksburg, Va.)
and 7 grandchildren. Rev. George H. Wright conducted funeral services in
Sibel-Wolford Funeral Home yesterday afternoon. Burial was in Ligonier Valley
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 26 June 1964, p. 12, col. 1

Miss Mary E. Clopp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Clopp of near Ligonier
died at her home on Friday evening September 9, 1927, from typhoid fever. She
was aged 19 years the 22nd day of last May. She was a graduate of Ligonier High
School, class of 1925. For the past two years she had been a student at Grove
City College and had planned to resume her studies as a Junior there this year.
She is survived by her parents, two brothers, John and Floyd and one sister,
Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of
her pastor Rev. H.F. Cost. Interment was made in the Valley Cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 14 September 1927, p. 1, col. 3

Irene Graham Clopp, 77, wife of J. Wilbert Clopp, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in
McGinnis Hospital.
A life-long resident of Ligonier, she was born Oct. 1, 1882, the daughter of
the late I.M. and Maria McKlveen Graham.
Her father was owner and publisher of the Ligonier Echo for many years.
Mrs. Clopp was a past president and charter member of the Woman's Club of
Ligonier, and the last surviving charter member of the Lady St. Clair Rebekah
Lodge. Her lodge activities included the office of past noble grand, past
district deputy and treasurer for 35 years.
She was one of the founders of the Ligonier Valley Library and served several
terms as a director.
A member of the Presbyterian Church, she was active in various church
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a nephew, Albert C. Graham; and
three nieces, Mrs. Phay H. Graham, Mrs. H.E. Vance, Jr., and Mrs. J. Albert
Bracken, all of Ligonier.
Friends are being received at her late residence, 120 N. St. Clair St., where
services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday by Rev. George H. Wright, her
Burial will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 8 April 1960, p. 8, col. 4

John W. Clopp
John Wilbert "Bert" Clopp of 120 N. St. Clair Street, Ligonier, died Sunday in
Latrobe Area Hospital at the age of 84. A retired assistant cashier of Mellon
National Bank's Ligonier Office, he had been treasurer of Ligonier Borough for
30 years and of Covenant United Presbyterian Church for 45 years, retiring from
both positions last January.
Rev. George H. Wright will conduct funeral services this afternoon (Wednesday)
at 2 o'clock in Covenant Church; and interment, under the direction of
Sibel-Wolford Funeral Home, will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
The son of John & Lucy Withrow Clopp was born February 15, 1885, in Ligonier
Township and had lived in the Valley all his life. He graduated from Actual
Business College, Pittsburgh, in 1904, taught at the college for a year, served
as freight agent for Ligonier Valley Rail Road Co. from 1905 to 1917 when he
entered the banking business. He served two terms on Ligonier Borough Council
(1940-48), was a former register of vital statistics for the Ligonier District
in addition to his duties as municipal treasurer. He had been a member of
Latrobe Odd Fellows Lodge 541 for more than 60 years. In 1919 he was married to
Irene Graham of Ligonier who died nine years ago.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 3 September 1969, p. 16, col. 1

Mrs. Pearl Roberts Baker of Rector died Monday in McGinnis Hospital at the age
of 82. Yesterday she was buried in Ligonier Valley Cemetery following obsequies
in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Rector, of which she was a member.
Rev. H. Donald Lash conducted the services and D. Paul Wilkinson handled
funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 25, 1882, in Pittsburgh, daughter of Mr. & Mrs.
Shannon Baker [Roberts - ed.]; she had lived most her life in the Ligonier
Valley, except for a 10-year period in Jeannette. She was a member of Rector
Garden Club. The widow of Frank Baker who died in 1940, she is survived by two
sons (Harry S. of Rector and Edgar of Wilmerding), three grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 28 May 1965, p. 4, col. 1

Frank K. Baker
Ill for some time, Frank K. Baker died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his
home in Rector, Ligonier township. He was 75 years old. Surviving are his
widow, Mrs. Pearl Baker; two sons, Harry and Edward, both of Rector; two
sisters, Mrs. Jane Brown of Jeannette, and Mrs. Mary Guy of Grapeville; three
brothers, William and Joseph, both of Saltsburg, and John, of Derry, and three
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his late home
in Rector, with the Rev. R.A. Nelson, pastor of the Ligonier Evangelical
church, in charge. Interment followed in the Ligonier Valley cemetery.
The Ligonier, PA "Echo" issue of 8 March 1940, p. 4, cols. 1-2


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