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George W. Saylor, Farmer of Mechanicsville Neighborhood, Called By Death

  George W. Saylor, prominent farm resident three miles southwest of
Mechanicsville, died at the age of 76 years at his home Tuesday noon, after
a brief illness.
  Mr.  Saylor was born May 08,1859 at Norristown, Pa., son of Abram and
Mary Saylor, and came to the Mechanicsville, Iowa community in 1887. In 1892
he was married to Harriet Albaugh, who survives. Funeral services are being
held this Thursday at 2:00p.m. at the Horner Chapel, the Rev. McKinley

That was all that was in the paper....

March  1936  Tipton Advertiser Paper....Tipton, Iowa

Wm. Ropa, of Stanwood, Iowa, dies of Heart Attack

  William Ropa sr., Stanwood night-watch and marshal for the past 12 years
was summoned suddenly Monday afternoon at five o'clock, following a heart
  Mr. Ropa had been at work during the afternoon clearing snow-clogged
drains and outlets. Shortly before his death he had complained to a neighbor
that he was not feeling so well and asking him to call his son Arthur as
well as a physician. Shortly after their arrival, Mr. Ropa died. He was born
in Germany and came to the United States when a young man.  He spent most of
his life as a farmer. He was the owner of a garage building in Stanwood.
Surviving are five sons--Fred, Arthur, Irvin, Raymond, and William jr., all
residing in Stanwood vicinity; also one daughter, Mrs. Esther Ropa of
Clinton, Iowa.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
Church with Rev. W.G. Nagler, officiating.

Peter Eiselstein
Last Sunday, January 19, 1936, Peter Eiselstein was summoned from earth to another realm. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Eiselstein, and was one of eleven children all of whom excepting a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Werling of Hoffman, Minnesota, have passed to the mystic shore.
Mr. Eiselstein was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, May 08,1867. At the time of his death he had reached the age of 68 years, 8 months, and 11 days. April 05,1896 he was married to Clara Eichinger. To this union eight choldren were born, five daughters and three sons, all of whom together with the mother survive. The children areMrs. Dora Wade, Tipton; Mrs. Nora Rohrbaugh, Tipton; Mrs. Grace Gerber, Bennett; Frank and Earl of Tipton; Mrs. Margaret Martin, West Branch, Lucile and Richard, at the parental home.
Besides the relatives already mentioned there are eight grandchildrenwho will fondly cherish the memory of their grandfather.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Eiselstein continued to reside in Ohio until 1902 when they came to Iowa, where they have since lived.
Mr. Eiselstein's vocation was that of a farmer, a calling which he and milllons of others have honored and adorned by giving the best of their intellect and brawn in providing for the sustenance of the world . He was a member of the Manitou Lodge No.8, I.O.O.F. and practically demonstrated the Freindship, Love and Truth which are the basic principles of the Order.
Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the Sugar Creek church, the Rev. W.E. Vanburen of Tipton in charge, assisted by Rev. Otis Moore of the South Bethel charge. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery, where Manitou Lodge conducted the ritual service.

Masonic Cemetery is located in Tipton, Iowa

David Smith Hepner
David Smith Hepner was born near Arbana, in Champaign county, Ohio, March 05,1842. In that vicinity he received his early childhood training. When yet a young boy he moved to Indiana with his parents and there grew to young manhood. When he was eighteen years of age he responded to President Linclon's call for three-men, and enlisted at Knox, Indiana, with the Twenty-ninth Indiana Infty. regiment. He served in the Union army for three years, participating in some of the most prominent battles. At the end of his term of enlistment he received his honorable discharge at Chattanooga.
At the close of the Civil War, Mr.Hepner came to Iowa and (unreadable) in this vicinity. On May 07,1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Morgan in Tipton. To this union were born six sons and six daughters. Mr.  Hepner remained in comparatively good health in his last years, but his strength was gradually falling. He was confined to his bed for some time, and finally, on 'Wednesday afternoon, February 12,1936, he passed from this earthly life into his eternal reward. He had attained the good age of 93 years, 11 months, and 7 days. Truly the words of the Book of Job may be applied to him; "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its season." His life was full. Je will be remembered as one who served his country in a time of need, who helped to preserve the nation. By acquaintances and family he will be remembered as afriend and a kind father.
Mr. Hepner was preceded in death by his wife, who died on May 20,1926, and by four daughters and three sons. He is survived by three sons; Roy Hepner of Floyd, Iowa; Ralph Hepner of Oregon; and Darrell Hepner of Stanwood; two daughters; Mrs. Abe Werling of California; Mrs. Chas. Baker of Tipton; eight  grandchildren and six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
The funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon, February 15,1936, with Rev. L.H. Gunnemann officiating. Interment was at the Maonic cemetery. The American Legion officiated at the grave.

This obiturary was sent to Tipton Advertiser from  Milton, Pa.

Death of W.C. Foresman At Allenwood, Penn.
(Milton, Pa. Standard, Tuesday Feb. 12)

William C. Foresman, a prominent resident of White Deer Valley, died last evening about 5:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. P. Braucht, at Allenwood, with whom he resided. He had been ill for the past two weeks, suffering with heart disease.
Mr. Foresman was 83 years old. He was born in Alvira on August 25, 1851 and spent his entire life in White Deer Valley and vicinity. he was an extensive cattle dealer for many years.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church of Allenwood, the Arisan Order of Mutual Protection of Watsontown and B.P.O. Elks of Milton. He was vice president of the Farmers and Citizens National Bank of Montgomery. For more thean fifty years he was a director of the Sugar Valley Insurance Company.
Mr. Foresman leaves surviving one daughter; Mrs. Braucht and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Moreland, Tipton, Iowa and Mrs. Belle McCormick of Valentine, Nebraska.

From The Knoxville News Sentinel 9 Oct 1999

KELLER, HELEN CONSTANCE, 73 of Oak Ridge died Friday, October 8, 1999 at the
Methodist Medical Center. Retired Finance Manager of Downtown Hardware.
Member of Robertsville Baptist Church. Preceded in death by first husband,
W.P. Constance, 1-4-1978. Survived by, husband, Elmer L. Keller; son, Jerry
Constance and wife Lisa of Oak Ridge; daughter, Kay Bailey and husband, Jim
of Oak Ridge; step-daughters, Janet Jordan and husband Joel of Brentwood,
Tenn., Karen Bush and husband Phil of Antioch, Tenn, Nancy Feist and husband
Richard of Oak Ridge; brother, Bruce Rickman and wife Jessie of Gaston, SC; 5
grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren. Funeral
services are Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary
with Dr. Michael Prince officiating. Graveside services are Monday, October
11, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to
the Robertsville Baptist Church General Fund, 251 Robertsville Rd. Oak Ridge,
Tenn. 37830. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 10, 1999 from
2:00-4:00 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

SLUSHER, CHARLIE M., 91 of Jacksboro, Tenn., passed away Thursday Oct. 7,
1999 at the Lake City Health Care Center in Lake City, Tenn. Mr. Slusher was
a retired miner, Church of God faith, and loved to go to church. Preceded in
death by parents, James & Mary Jane Rice Slusher of Kentucky; daughter and
son in law, Zelma & Rev. Arthur Ward. Mr. Slusher is survived by his wife,
Sudie Slusher of Jacksboro. Grandchildren, Arvil Ward, Irene Willocks, Arthur
Ward, Jr., Thelma Faye Ward, Claude Ward, Gary Ward, & Terry Ward. Several
nieces & nephews & a host of other relatives & friends. Funeral Friday 8 p.m.
Martin's Chapel with Rev. Pat Ayers, & Rev. Conda Pyle officiating. Interment
10:00 a.m. Saturday Campbell Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends
Friday 6 to 8 p.m. Martin Funeral Home Lafollette.

Mrs. H. L. Schneider

Elizabeth Emeline Reed, daughter of Samuel W. and Susannah Reed, was born near Parkersburg, West Va., July 5th,1850. She passed away at her home in Tipton, Ia. on December 11,1935, about 7:00 p.m.. Her death came after a lingering illness of many months. She had reached the age of 85 years, 5 months and 6 days. In the year of 1851 she came with her parents to the village of Rome, now known as Olin, Iowa. Here she grew to young womanhood, but she received most of her education in the school of Mechanicsville, Iowa.
  On the 24th day of December, in the year 1866, she was married to Henry L. Schneider. To this union nine children were born, one whom, a son, died in infancy; Samuel Peter died at the age five months and 20 days; Mrs. Jennie Taylor of tipton, Iowa; Mrs. Carrie B. Chase of Ames, Iowa; Martin H. of Tulare, South Dakota; Howard H. of West Branch, Iowa; Charles W. deceased; Mrs. Elizabeth Burroughs of near Tipton; and Mrs. Glayds Potter of Tipton.
  Mr. and Mrs. Schneider nd one daughter moved in an early day from Olin to Dean's Mill, west of Tipton, where they lived form many years. From there they moved to Tipton where they lived for a few years prior to their removal to the farm south-west of Tipton. Then in 1903 they returned to Tipton. Mr. Schneider passed away on June 29th,1929.
  Mrs. Schneider loved her home and was devoted to the interest of her family. Her children and loved ones always found her willing and dependable whenever her services to them were needed.
  During young womanhood, Mrs. Schneider became a Christian and was active in church work. She later united with the Methodist Eposcopal church in Tipton. She remained a faithful and interested member the rest of her days, though in the last few years she has been unable to attend and participate because of her age and infirmity. She gave good testimony of her faith in God and of her readiness to depart this life. She was unafraid and was eager to go. She hd also affiliated with the Women's Relief Corps in Tipton.
  Mrs. Schneider leaves to mourn her passing the two sons and four daughters, fifteen grandchildren and eight great grand children.

Mrs. Wenman, Formerly West Branch Resident, Passes in Cedar Rapids

Mrs. Lillian Wenman, 71 mother of Herman C. Wenman of Cedar Rapids, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital at 9:10 Monday forenoon, following an extended illness. As a young woman in West Branch , where she was born , March 21,1858, Mrs. Wenman often took care of Herbert Hoover when the former President was a boy. She was a close friend of Hoover's mother in the early days. She had been a resident of Cedar Rapids since 1911. As Lillian Collins, she was married  December 08, 1878, in Iowa City, to Herman Wenman, and five children were born to them. A son Elmer died at the age of 3 years. A daughter,  Lenore of  Cedar Rapids, died nine years ago and Mrs. Wenman's husband passed away October 10, 1913.


 Pauline Brown Williams, 99, a life long resident of Perry County,  died at
 her home in New Lexington following a short illness on Oct 10,1999.  She was
 born September 1, 1900 at Crooksville, the second in a family of nine born
 to Theodore "Thede" Brown and Bessie Brannon. Pauline's ancestors were among
 the very earliest settlers of Perry County.

 Pauline never strayed far from these local roots.  In 1923 following her
 marriage to Edward "Happy" Williams of Crooksville she resided at that place
 until their move to New Lexington in 1929.   "Happy" passed away in 1957.

 In 1919 Pauline graduated from Crooksville High School.  After obtaining a
 Teacher's Certificate from  Ohio University at Athens, her School
 assignments were at Tague,   McCluney , Wigton, and the North School in
 Crooksville. This was in the days of the one room school house and the
 pot-bellied stove. Education and children were always a priority to Pauline
 and for 25 years she was a Sunday School teacher at the First Methodist
 Church in New Lexington. >>

Mrs. C. D. Staton
  Caroline Dorothea Stanton, nee Kemman, died last Sunday afternoon, June 28, 1936, at six o'clock. She had been suffering more or less with asthma for over 20  years. Nevertheless her death came suddenly and unexpectedly. On the 14th of June she celebrated her 78th birthday anniversary in the midst of relatives and friends. No one then suspected that so soon after she would be called to her eterna; reward. But the unexpected happened and our hearts are filled with sorrow.
  Mrs. Staton's cradle stood in Germany, Province Hanover, Landerbergen. Here she spent happy days of childhood where she went to school and received her Christian education; here she was instructed in the principles of Christian faith and was confirmed. When 13 years of age she left her native land and came to the U.S.A. and lived in LaGrange, Ill. until she followed her brothers to Iowa, living with relatives near Lowden.
  In October, 1879, she joined hands for life with J.W. Stanton, making their home on a farm northeast of Bennett. On this farm they lived and labored together until her husband was called from her side in 1891. After that she rented the land ot neighbors and continued to live with her chilren in their home on this farm, For the last 16 years she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Hanna Rekemeyer and family. Mrs. Staton leaves to mourn her departure, her daughters; Mrs. Electa Francy of Happy, Texas; and Mrs, Hanna Rekemeyer of Bennett, Iowa; one brother; H. D. Kemmann of Lowden, Iowa; and two half-brothers, Louis Kemmann of Bennett and Dietrich Kemmann of Germany; two half-sisters; Louise Bratthauer and Wilhelmina Starke both of Germany; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. The fumeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 1st, at the German Evangelical and Reformed church in Bennett, conducted by Rev. J. Flottmann. Interment was in Inland Cemetery, 3 miles northwest of Bennett.

D.E. Fredrick, Pioneer, County Resident, Passes

 Mr. D. E. Fredrick, resident of Cedar county the past 71 years, was called by death last Friday, August 21, 1936, at his home in Buchanan.
 Daniel Eli Frederick was born in Darke county, Ohio, January 11, 1863. He was the son of Daniel S. and Mary Marker Fredrick. The family moved to Cedar county, Iowa in 1865, where he has since made his home. He attended school in Tipton but made his home in Cedar Bluff for many years until 1912 when he came to Buchanan. he live at Buchanan till his death August 21, 1936.
  Mr. Fredrick was married to Miss Mary Parrot on December 24, 1888. There were seven chilren, one of whom, Clara A. Fredrick, died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and six children; Catherine E. Marker of Buchanan; Norman E. Of Buchanan, Gilbert E. of Tipton; Mary Ellen Brumagin of Buchanan, Carl E. of Tipton; and Ida Suson of Buchanan. Besides these Mr. Fredrick leaves one brother, George of Arlingotn, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Stout of Buchanan and three grandchildren, Mrs. Ruby Fredrick Curtis of Buchanan; Carl C. Marker of Buchanan; and Geneva Fredrick of Tipton.
  After a short service at the home Monday afternoon the fumeral service was held in the church at Cedar Bluff with the Rev. H.N Poston of Tipton officiating. Mrs. J.E. Cjaberlain and Mr. Wm. Naver sang several selected hymns. Burial was in Cedar Bluff cemetery.

From The Knoxville News Sentinel 12 Oct 1999

GENTRY, JAMES, JR., age 63 of Lake City, passed away Sunday, October 10, 1999
at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Island Home Baptist Church.
He retired from Stein Construction Company in Chattanooga as a welder.
Preceded in death by mother, Perley Green Gentry; sister, Ruth Adams.
Survivors: wife, Mildred Sue Forrester Gentry of Lake City; daughter, Kathy &
Rick Fields of Lake City; sons, Michael & Sandra Gentry of Look Out, Mt.,
Ga., Mark & Pam Gentry of Ooltewah, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather &
Matthew Fields, Michael, Melissa & Connie Ann Gentry, Mark Gentry, Jr.,
Danielle & Jessica Wright; father, James W. Gentry, Sr., of Ft. Oglethorpe,
Ga; brother, Charles Gentry of Chattanooga; sisters, Frances McClure,
Beatrice Banther & Dorothy Davis, all of Chattanooga; several nieces &
nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with
funeral service following at 8:30 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Calvin Braden
officiating. Interment will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 13th, at
Grandview Memorial Gardens. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Clinton in charge
of all arrangements.

HATMAKER, MARIE age 53 of Lake City, passed away Saturday, October 9, 1999 at
the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a member at Clinch River
Baptist Church in Lake City. She was born February 26, 1946. She is preceded
in death by her father, Boyd Carl Webster; father-in-law, Elbert Hatmaker;
sister, Judy Carolyn Webster. Survivors: husband, Douglas E. Hatmaker of Lake
City; daughter, Vickie and husband Phillip Cyr of Lake City; mother, Lucy
Geneva Bolinger Webster; grandson, Johnathan Douglas Cyr of Lake City;
sisters, Willie Ruth and husband, James Parks of Lake City, Martha and
husband, Terry McIntosh of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brothers, Carl and wife,
Dorothy Webster of Vandalia, Ohio, Arvin and wife, Bonnie Webster of
Indianapolis, Indiana, David and Margetta Webster of Albuquerque, New Mexico;
mother-in-law, Dorothy Hatmaker of Lake City; sister-in-law, Patricia Sykes;
brothers-in-law, Mike and wife, Dana Hatmaker, Kevin Hatmaker; several nieces
and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive from 6:00-8:00
p.m., Monday, October 11, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at Clinch
River Baptist Church in Lake City with the Rev. Tom Byrge and Rev. Larry
Webster officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Clinch
river Baptist Church Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City in
charge of arrangements

ORICK, CHARLES EDWARD, 71 of Caryville, passed away Saturday Oct. 9, 1999 at
the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Mr. Orick was an elder & member of Ivey
Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A retired coal miner of 37 yrs. He loved his
family very much. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence & Icie Orick; son,
Charles Edward, Jr. & a brother, Aubrey Orick. Survivors, wife of 53 yrs.,
Shirley Goad Orick, Caryville; sons & daughters in law, Curtis & Linda Orick,
LaFollette, Rusty & Donna Orick, Jacksboro, Mike Orick, Caryville & Fiancee,
Jennifer Cornett. Daughters & sons in law, Charolette & Stanley Foster,
LaFollette, Shelia & Jimmy Rutherford, Peggy & Jimmy Elkins, Debbie & Bill
Wilson, & Cindy & Jeff Wright, all of Jacksboro, Saundra & Steve Perkins,
LaFollette. 13 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Mother in law, Hazel Goad,
Huntsville, Tenn.; sisters, Cassie Daugherty, Nadine Ward & Wilma Jones, all
of Caryville. Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. Ivey Grove Missionary Baptist Church
with Rev. Joby Byrge & Rev. Virgil Tackett officiating. Interment to follow
Campbell Memorial Gardens. Martin Funeral Home, Lafollette.

Obituary of Olive Virginia Montepelia Wilson, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

From The Jena Times - Olla Tullos Signal; Jena, LaSalle Parish, La.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 1940


Funeral services for Mrs. W.P. Wilson, 61, who died of a heart attack at
her home in Ferriday October 2 at 12:55 a.m., were held October 4th at the
home of the oldest son, W.P. Wilson at 10 a.m. with Rev. J.H. Hamilton of
Ferriday officiating. Interment was made at Pine Hill cemetery at Sicily
Island, under the direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson was a lifetime resident of Catahoula parish. She was the former
Miss olive Virginia Montpelia.

Surviving are: William P. Wilson, husband; W.J., R.C. and Otts Wilson, sons
all of Ferriday; Mrs. W.D. Craft of MdGhee, Ark and Marguerite Wilson of
Ferriday, daughters; Perry Montphelia, L.E. Howard and Dix Hootsell of
Clayton, Tom Hootsell of St. Louis, Mo., brothers; Mrs. Chas. Hammett, Mrs.
King Barrell of Clayton and Mrs. August Doering of Lorman, Miss. Sisters;
and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Burge, County Pioneer, Summoned
  Mrs. Caroline Burge, pioneer resident of Cedar county, died at the age of 90 years at her home in Lisbon, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. She was born in Pine Groove, Penn., Dec. 27, 1844, the oldest of John and Mary Zerbe. She moved with her parents to Iowa in 1857, living for awhile in Maquoketa, then moving to Cedar county, finally settling on a farm about three miles southwest of Mechanicsville.
  She was married to William Burge of Mount Vernon, a veteran of the Civil war, on Feb. 22, 1877. They farmed in the vicinity of Mount Vernon and Lisbon until 1891, when they moved to Lisbon.
  Mrs. Burge died January 11, 1907. She leaves one son, J. L. Burge, and three grandchildren, of Cedar Rapids; also two brother, Mason G. Zerbe of Los Angeles, and Lewis Zerbe of Omaha. She was a member of the Federated Church and Woman's Releif Corps. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. thursday afternoon this week, in the Federated church, Lisbon, and burial will be in the Mount Vernon cemetery.

Yes, I see that they have she died in 1907 and think it was a type err. I just write like was in the paper. It should have been 1935.

Jesse K. CLARK, 65, of Glenwood died at 9 o€clock this morning in the
Lewistown Hospital.

Mr. CLARK was born in Juniata County Oct. 2, 1901, a son of the late Hugh
and Clara M. PECK CLARK.

He is survived by his wife, the former Susie CARNAHAN, and the following
brothers and sisters:  Lewis CLARK, 712 Freedom Ave., Burnham; Lee CLARK of
Blairs Mills R.D., Huntingdon County; Carl CLARK of Lewistown R.D.; Mrs.
Carl (Nellie) ORNER of Pottstown R.D., Montgomery County; Robert CLARK, 109
Pannebaker Ave.; Mrs. Robert (Bernice) SWISHER, 31 Ridge Ave.; Mrs. Charles
(Alma) FULTZ of Belleville and Samuel CLARK of Huntingdon.

Mr. CLARK was a Standard Steel retiree. Arrangements by the Barr Funeral
Home are incomplete.

The following had the date 12/24/1977 written in the upper margin.

Burnham-Lewis M. CLARK, 80, of 712 Freedom Ave., Burnham, died at 9:40 p.m.
Friday in Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 26 at 1897 in Honey Grove, Juniata County, he was the son of the
late Hugh and Clara PECK CLARK.  He was married twice, first to Lettie FOLK,
who predeceased him, and then to Virginia SHAFFER, who survives.

Also surviving are children, Mrs. Ronald (Cheryl) BOYER, McClure R.D.1;
Lewis M. CLARK, Jr., 311 N. Main St., Yeagertown; Barry L. CLARK, 26, S.
Mann Ave., Yeagertown; Martha J. CLARK, at home, and Jay H. CLARK, at home;
brothers and sisters, Lee CLARK Blairs Mills; Carl CLARK, 141 Klondyke Dr.;
Robert CLARK, 109 Pannebaker Ave.; Mrs. Nellie ORNER, 232 Shaw Ave.; Mrs.
Robert (Bernice) SWISHER, 31 Ridge Ave.; Mrs. Charles (Alma) FULTZ, 41
Woodbine Rd., and Samuel CLARK, Huntingdon; and 5 grandchildren.

CLARK was employed in the Rigger-Maintenance Department of the Standard
Steel Works.  He retired in 1962.  More recently he was a custodian for the
United Steelworkers Building, Electric Avenue.  He was a member of the
Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, a member of the Men€s Bible class, a
member of the United Steel Workers' Union #1940, and a life member of the
Lewistown Owl€s Club

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Heller€s Burnham Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Ronald S. McElwee officiating.  Burial will be in the Lind
Memorial Cemetery.

The date 11/3/1979 is written in the top margin of the obituary.

Lewistown-Robert F. SWISHER, Sr., 31 Ridge Ave., Lewistown, was pronounced
dead on arrival at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 25, 1905 in Lewistown, he was the son  of the late Charles and
Theodocia SUMMERS SWISHER.  He was preceded in death by one daughter.

He is survived by his widow, Bernice CLARK SWISHER, 31 Ridge Ave.,
Lewistown; a son, Robert F. SWISHER, Jr., Lewistown R. D. 2, two
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. SWISHER retired from the Standard Steel (foundry) in 1970 after 42 years
of service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral
Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.  The Rev. David Y. Norris will officiate.

John Kenneth LEONARD, 66, of Rt. 1, Box 9, Orbisonia, was pronounced dead on
arrival at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 1981 at the Southern Huntingdon
Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 21, at the Martin R.
Brown Funeral Home in Orbisonia; the Rev. Theodore E. GOULD officiated.
Interment was made in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RD.

Born July 28, 1914 in Mount Union, he was the son of John A. and Margaret
(SMITH) LEONARD.  He was united in marriage to Leonore V. CLARK of Mount
Union on June 18, 1938 in Hagerstown, Md.  Mrs. LEONARD survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Mrs. Edd (Ann)
BURDGE of Lewistown; Mrs. Nelson (Janet) BROWN of Burnt Cabins; Mrs. Gary
(Joan) HERSHEY of Three Springs; Mrs. Michael (Carolyn) TAYLOR of Carlisle;
and Spec. 4 John E. LEONARD of Fort Bragg, N. C.; ten grandchildren; two
brothers, Harry Leonard of Orbisonia and Fred LEONARD of Philadelphia; a
sister Louise SCHWARTZ of Philadelphia.  A sister preceded him in death.

Mr. LEONARD was of the Methodist faith.  He was a member of the United Steel
Workers of the United Steel Workers of America, local 14384; and a social
member of the Madden-Wennick Post 518, American Legion.

He retired July 1979 after 45 years at the Harbison-Walker Refractories in
Mount Union.

The following is from the Altoona Tribune, Jan. 15, 1952.

Charles Richard MUSSER of 109 East Twenty-fifth Ave., died Saturday of
bronchial pneumonia after having been ill for two weeks.

He was born Nov. 26, 1875, in Huntingdon county, a son of George and Jemima
(GREEN) MUSSER, and in 1899 married Miss Sarah D. SHAFFER, who died in
February, 1951.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Paul N. and Samuel MUSSER of
Huntingdon and Mrs. Hayes CROWNOVER of Altoona; three grandchildren, Richard
and William CROWNOVER, and Mrs. Jean BOLINGER: two great-grandchildren,
Joyce and Tommy CROWNOVER, and one brother, John B. MUSSER of Pittsburgh.

Mr. MUSSER was a member of the Huntingdon EUB church and the B. of R. T. of
Altoona.  He had been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad, retiring in
1936, and had resided in Huntingdon until two years ago.   Since then he had
resided at the CROWNOVER home in Altoona and at the Samuel MUSSER home in
Huntingdon.  Friends will be received at the Green Funeral home, Huntingdon.

Orbisonia, Mount Union, Pa. Friday, March 6, 1998 is at the top of this

Roy Putts BOLLINGER, 79, formerly of Altoona and Huntingdon, died at 3:15
a.m. Thursday, March 5, 1998, in Huntingdon Manor, where he had been

Born March 6, 1918, at Robertsdale, he was a son of the late John and Lillie
(WILSON) BOLLINGER.  He was married to the former Sarah Jean MUSSER on March
18, 1949, in Huntingdon.  Mrs. BOLLINGER died May 10, 1991.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in death
by four sisters and three brothers.

Mr. BOLLINGER was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 223, Huntingdon.

In 1980, Mr. BOLLINGER retired from W.L. Cobb Construction of St.
Petersburg, Fla.  Later, he worked as a greenskeeper at the Huntingdon
Country Club.

A veteran of World War II, he served with Company B, 404th Engr. Combat
Battalion of the U.S. Army.

At Mr. BOLLINGER€s request, funeral services will be private.  Interment
will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home,

A Huntingdon native, Mrs. S. Jean BOLLINGER, 61, of 1215 19th Ave., Altoona,
died at 3:50 p.m. Friday, May 10, 1991, at her home, following an extended

Born Nov. 7, 1929, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Samuel C. and Hope
C. (CLARK) MUSSER.  She was married to Roy BOLLINGER on March 18, 1949, in

Surviving are her husband and her mother, both in Altoona.  Mrs. BOLLINGER
was of the Protestant faith.

She was a graduate of Huntingdon High School, class of 1947.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Riverview
Cemetery, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Bruce Bardine officiating.

The top of the clipping has The Daily News.

Samuel C. MUSSER, 74, of St. Petersburg, Fla. a former Huntingdon resident,
died at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 1978, at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital in
St. Petersburg.  He had been in failing health for the past 10 years.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1903, in Huntingdon, the son of Charles R. and Sara
SHAFFER MUSSER.  He married the former Hope CLARK on Sept. 27, 1926 in
Hagerstown, Md.

His wife survives, as well as one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Jean) BOLLINGER of St.
Petersburg.  One sister, Mrs. Helen CROWNOVER of Altoona, also survives.
One brother, Paul, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg,
and a life member of Both the No. 2 Fire Company of Huntingdon and the
Huntingdon Hook and Ladder Fire Company.

He was a maintenance foreman at Owens-Corning Fiberglas and had retired in
1967 after 25 years of service.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, from the Robert E.
Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon.  The Rev. C. Rayvon Hilliard will officiate
and interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.

Paul N. MUSSER, 73, a former resident of Huntingdon, died at 4 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 12, 1976, at the Shirley Home for the Aged where he had been a guest
for 24 years.

He was born at Johnstown on April 12, 1902,  a son of Charles and Sara
(SHAFFER) MUSSER.  He is survived by a brother, Samuel MUSSER, St.
Petersburg, Fla. and a sister, Mrs. Hayes M. (Helen) CROWNOVER, Altoona.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Peters
funeral home, Huntingdon.  The Rev. Harrison Price will officiate and
interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.  Friends will be
received at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 o€clock and on
Thursday until the hour for the services.

The following obituary had the dates of birth and death written in the top

born: March 22, 1846
died: Nov. 12, 1924

Mt. Union, Nov. 12, 1924, Mrs. Margaret JONES, wife of George D. JONES, died
Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George CLARK, East Halley street.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and was married to George D. JONES
about sixty years ago.  Surviving are the husband and these children: Mrs.
Ida M. LONG, Altoona.  George M. JONES, Eldred, McKeen County; Mrs. Sadie
CLARK, J. Marshall JONES and Charles JONES all of Mt. Union.  Two sisters,
Mrs. Julia SNYDER of Mt. Union, and Mrs. John KERN of  ------- Mills also

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. CLARK, tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o€clock in charge of the Rev. -------- BROUSE of the Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

Included in the obituaries was a piece of black cardboard with gold writing.
It contained a poem and appears to be something like the mortuary would

The card says:

In Loving Remembrance of :

Mrs. Erasmus YOCUM
died Feb. 14, 1895
aged 85 years, 3 months, 5 days

James C. BOLLINGER, 70, of 702 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon, died at 4:35
a.m. Monday, May 9, 1983 at the Mercy Hospital, Altoona.

Born in Robertsdale on July 18, 1912, he was a son of John and Lillie
(WILSON) BOLLINGER.  He was united in marriage to the former Pearl R.
COFFMAN on May 4, 1934 in Hollidaysburg.

His wife survives along with two children, James B. of Tonawanda, N.Y., and
Mrs. Joanne MOORE of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; two brothers, Roy of Huntingdon, Wilson of Alabama; and a
sister, Mrs. Gertrude GREEN of Huntingdon.

A daughter Shirley, three sisters and  two brothers preceded him in death.

He was of the Protestant faith.  A member of the Loyal Order of Moose,
Huntingdon, he was a volunteer with the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company.

He retired in 1974 after 38 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, from the
Robert E. Peters Funeral Home in Huntingdon, the Rev. Edward Gobrecht
officiating.  Interment will be made in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens.

Burnt Cabins-Marilyn E. MUMMA, 52, of Burnt Cabins, died Sunday, July  3,
1988, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 12, 1936, in Wells Tannery, Fulton County, she was the daughter of
the late Gene and Winifred STUNKARD THOMAS.

She was a member of Burnt Cabins United Methodist Church, where she was a
Sunday School teacher and organist for 34 years.  She was a beautician.  She
was a member of the Burnt Cabins Civic Association.

She married her husband, James L. MUMMA Aug. 28, 1953.

In addition to her husband, surviving are two daughters, Denise K. LOCKE of
Shade Gap and Renne L. WILSON of Burnt Cabins; two brothers, Melvin THOMAS
of Wells Tannery and John THOMAS of Chambersburg; a sister, Carolyn SNYDER
of Harrisonville; and five grandchildren.  A brother preceded her in death.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home.  The Rev.
Terry Sheldon will officiate.  Burial will be in Burnt Cabins cemetery.

At the top of the clipping is: Public Opinion, Chamb-----

Fort Littleton-I. Ruth BROWN, 88, formerly of Maddensville and most recently
of HCR 75, died at 10:22 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 1990, in Fulton County
Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born Oct. 21, 1901, in Mount Union, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter
of the late Samuel and Mary FOGAL CRAMER.  Since 1939, she was a member of
Walnut Grove Church of God, Three Springs.

Her husband, Orris M. BROWN, died on June 11, 1967.

Surviving are 10 children: Leo and Geraldine HORNE, both of Hustontown;
Freda ELLIS of Altoona; Inez BARNETT of Waterfall; Viola POLLOCK and
Russell, both of Chambersburg; Janet FRAKER and Dorothy, both of Fort
Littleton; Wilda MILLS of Roanoke, Va.; and Nelson of Burnt Cabins; 28
grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and
nine great-great grandchildren.

A son, two daughters, five brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Walnut Grove Church of God.  The Rev.
Kern Wickware will officiate.  Burial will be in the Old Methodist Cemetery,
Three Springs.

Arrangements were handled by the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home in Orbisonia.

Mrs.Mary Josephine (CRAMER) PRICE, 85, a guest of the Shirley Home for the
Aged, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, 1978, at the home.

Prior to entering the Home, Mrs. PRICE was a resident of Allenport.

Born Sept. 21, 1893, near Shade Gap, she was the daughter of Samuel
McClelland and Mary A. (FOGAL) CRAMER.  She married G. Dean PRICE on Dec.
24, 1912, in Huntingdon.  He preceded her in death in 1953.

She is survived by two grandsons, Samuel D. of Mount Union R.D. and Richard
C., of McVeytown R.D.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth BROWN, of Maddensville; a
daughter-in-law, Mary B. PRICE, Mount Union R.D.; and four

A son, Samuel, preceded her in death in April, 1978.

Mrs. PRICE was a charter member of the Allenport United Methodist Church.
She was an active member of the church and the adult women€s Sunday School
class, when her health permitted.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Robert D.
Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Thomas A. Maurer officiating.
Interment will be made in the Mount Union IOOF Cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah JONES CLARK of 18 West Halley Street, Mount Union, died
unexpectedly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel MUSSER of 1227 Mifflin
Street, Huntingdon, at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 1953.  She had been
living in Huntingdon with her daughter for the past six months.

The deceased was born Dec. 9, 1878 in Shade Valley, the daughter of Deams
and Margaret (YOCUM) JONES.  She was united in marriage to George M. CLARK
and the couple made their first home in Shade Valley.  Her husband preceded
her in death on February 21, 1934.

The deceased was a resident of Mount Union for 25 years and a member of the
Methodist Church there.

Surviving are the following children: Mae (Mrs. Harry BRUCE) of Yeagertown;
Marian, (Mrs. Harry Geissinger) also of Yeagertown; Morris CLARK of
Portland, Me.; Hope (Mrs. Samuel MUSSER) of Huntingdon; Nellie (Mrs. Raymond
GOSS) of Petersburg; Jeanette (Mrs. William FOSTER) of Cassville; Olive
(Mrs. Charles SHAFFER) of Mount Union, George CLARK of Mount Union; and
Lenore  (Mrs. John LEONARD) of Orbisonia.  In addition to these she leaves
one brother, J. Marshall JONES of Mount Union and 17 grandchildren and 10

Funeral services will be held in the Clark Funeral Home in Mount Union on
Wednesday at 2 p.m. wit the Rev. W. Murray Young officiating.  Interment
will be made in the IOOF cemetery in Mount Union.

Olive M. SHAFER, 74, of 119 State St., Mount Union, died at 6:40 a.m.,
Saturday, March 13, 1982, at her home following an extended illness.

Born Aug 22, 1907 in Shade Valley, she was the daughter of George N. and
Sarah (JONES) CLARK.  She was united in marriage to Charles R. SHAFER, Sr.
on July 16, 1926.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles R. SHAFER, Jr.
of Mount Union R.D.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and the
following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Marian GEISSINGER, of New Jersey; Mrs.
Raymond (Nellie) GOSS of Petersburg R. D.; Mrs. Lenore LEONARD of Carlisle,
Mrs. Hope MUSSER of McConnellstown Road, and Mrs. Jeannette FOSTER of Mount

Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

A member of St. Luke€s Lutheran Church in Mount Union, she was a member and
past president of the Mount Union 20th Century Club.

Private funeral services and interment, under the direction of the Robert D.
Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union, will be held at the convenience of the
family.  There will be no public viewing.

Jeanette E. FOSTER, 80, of 26 Taylor Apartments, Mount Union, died
unexpectedly at 7 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1989, at the J. C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Born in Mount Union on Sept. 20, 1909, she was the daughter of the late
George M. and Sarah (JONES) CLARK.  She was united in marriage with William
FOSTER on March 8, 1942.  Mr. FOSTER, who was a Huntingdon County sheriff,
died Dec. 11, 1958.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Jeanette) SHADE, of Martinsburg, W.
Va.; two granddaughters; and four sisters: Mrs. Nellie GOSS, Petersburg R.D.
1; Mrs. Hope MUSSER, Altoona; Mrs. Marian GEISINGER, Boonton, N.J.; and Mrs.
Lenore LEONARD, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by these brothers and sisters: Mae BRUCE, Olive
SHAFER, Horace CLARK, George CLARK, and Margaretta CLARK.

Mrs. FOSTER was of the Methodist faith.  A graduate of Mount Union High
School, Class of 1927, and the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing, in
1931, she was a member of the Harrisburg Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.
She retired in 1974 as a registered nurse from Shirley Home, Shirleysburg.
Prior to working at the Shirley Home, she did private duty nursing in the
Trough Creek, Huntingdon and Mount Union areas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Robert
D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Scott McKenzie
officiating.  Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Mapleton.

Mrs. Nellie Grace GOSS, 90, of Petersburg R.D. 2 (Logan Township), died at
6:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1995, in the Huntingdon County Nursing Home,
where she had been a resident for just two days.  She had been in failing
health for the past three years.

Born Jan. 2, 1903, in Richvale, Mifflin County, she was a daughter of the
late George and Sadie (JONES) CLARK.  She was married to Raymond Joseph GOSS
on Aug. 9, 1922, in Huntingdon.  Mr. GOSS died Sept. 16, 1974.

Surviving are four children: Raymond J. GOSS, Jr. of Petersburg R.D. 2; Mrs.
John H. (Louise) HOFFMAN, Haines City, Fla., Mrs. Harry K. (Marian) COLLINS,
Huntingdon; and Mrs. John (Doris) BAINBRIDGE, Waterford; 11 grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lenore LEONARD of Lewistown and Mrs.
Hope MUSSER, Huntingdon.  Two brothers and four sisters preceded her in

Mrs. GOSS was a member of the Crever Memorial United Methodist Church,
Petersburg.  She was also a member of Shavers Creek Grange No. 353 and the
Huntingdon Homemakers Club.  A life-long resident of Huntingdon County, she
was educated in the public schools of Mount Union.  During her life, she was
a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the John B.
Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. David L. Dearing officiating.
Interment will be in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon R.D. 1.

George M. CLARK, 45, of Mount Union, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon in a
Huntingdon business establishment.

Born Dec. 9, 1918, in Mount Union, he was a son of George M. and Sarah
(JONES) CLARK.  He was married to Mary KELLY of Mount Union on July 8, 1946.

Surviving are his wife and son Dennis at home, and the following brother and
sisters: Mrs. Harry (Mae) BRUCE and Mrs. Marian GEISSINGER of Yeagertown;
Horace W. CLARK of Portland, Maine; Mrs. Raymond (Nellie) GOSS of Petersburg
RD; Mrs. Samuel (Hope) MUSSER of Huntingdon; Mrs. John (Lenore) LEONARD of
Orbisonia RD; Mrs. Charles (Olive) SHAFER and Mrs. Jeanette FOSTER of Mount

Mr. CLARK was a member of the Mount Union First Methodist Church and of the
Herman Smith Sunday School Class.  He served from Oct. 21, 1942 until Nov.
11, 1944, in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He was an employee of the interstate
Amiesite Company.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jesse K. Gunder this afternoon
at 2 o€clock in Clark€s Funeral Home at Mount Union with interment in the
Mount Union IOOF Cemetery.

CLARK-Funeral services for Col. Ret. Horace W. CLARK will be held Tuesday, 2
p.m. at graveside in Riverdale Cemetery with Dr. G. Othell Hand officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Thelma KILGORE CLARK, Aiken, South Carolina; five sisters, Mrs. William
FOSTER of Mt. Union, Pa., Mrs. Samuel MUSSER  of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs.
John LEONARD of Orbisonia, Pa., Mrs. May BRUCE of Carlisle, Pa., and Mrs.
Raymond GOSS of Petersburg, Pa.

Macon Road

A handwritten note identifies this subject as a son of George M. and Sarah
JONES CLARK and said he was born 11/4/1904 and died 12/3/1972

Mount Union, Pa. Feb. 21, 1934

George Madison CLARK, a highly respected citizen of Mount Union died at his
home, 18 W. Halley Street, February 21, 1934, after an illness of five
years.  Death was due to a pulmonary condition and he had been confined to
his home for 4 ½ months.

George Madison CLARK was the son of Samuel and Martha (LACEY) CLARK and was
born at East Waterford, Pa., August 19, 1868.  He was united in marriage
with Miss Sarah Olive JONES, at Concord, Pa., April 25, 1899.  They moved to
Mount Union some years ago.  Mr. CLARK attended the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are the widow and nine children: George M. CLARK, Jr.; Lenore V.
and Jeanette E., all at home; Mrs. Harry GEISSINGER and Mrs. Charles SHAFER,
Mount Union; Mrs. Harry BRUCE, Yeagertown, Pa., Mrs. Raymond GOSS,
Alexandria; Horace W. CLARK, Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Samuel MUSSER of
Huntingdon.  Seven grandchildren as well as one brother, Jesse CLARK of
Topeka, Indiana and one sister, Mrs. Albert KELLY of Smithport, Pa., also

Friends may call a the Blatt Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held
from the Blatt Funeral home, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in charge of
the Rev. Dr. R. Skyles Oyler of the First Methodist Church.  Interment will
be in the IOOF Cemetery in Mount Union.

The Daily News

M. Mae BRUCE, 75, Carlisle, formerly of Yeagertown, died at 9:20 a.m.,
Wednesday, June 8, 1977, in Carlisle Hospital.

She was born July 8, 1901, a daughter of the late George and Sarah JONES
CLARK.  She married Harry D. BRUCE, who died in 1968.

She is survived by these children: Robert H. BRUCE, Carlisle; Mrs. Harry
(Betty) JONES, San Antonio, Tex.; Harry D. BRUCE, Jr., Carlisle.  The
following sisters also survive: Mrs. John (Lenore) LEONARD, Orbisonia, R.D.;
Mrs. Charles (Olive) SHEAFFER, Mount Union; Mrs. Nellie GOSS, Petersburg;
Mrs. Jean FOSTER, Mount Union; Mrs. Marian GEISINGER, Boonton, N.J.; and
Mrs. Samuel (Hope) MUSSER, St. Petersburg, Fla.  There are eight
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

During early life she was a cook a the F.W. Black Community Hospital in
Lewistown. Later she was employed at the Lewistown Frozen Food plant.

She was a member of the Yeagertown United Methodist Church and the Lewistown
Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

The last entry is a funeral home announcement of the death of Harry D.

Date of Birth: Dec. 19, 1895
Departed This Life: Oct 29, 1968

Services held at Heller€s Burnham Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 1, 1:30 P.M.

Clergyman: Rev. James Williams
Final Resting Place: Juniata Memorial Park.

A handwritten note identifies him as the husband of M. Mae BRUCE, the
subject of the obituary directly above. (DLW)

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