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Miscellaneous Obituaries From
Huntingdon County, PA
(transcribed under the direction of Dave Wilson)


Mrs. Eliza Jane RIPPLE, of Orbisonia was buried from her home on Ridgley 
street, on Friday, Dec. 20.  She had been in poor health for some time and 
last spring she fell and broke her hip from which she had not entirely 
recovered, but had recovered sufficient strength to go to Tyrone where she 
had intended spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. OWENS, but she 
caught a heavy cold and contracted pneumonia and passed to her final reward 
on Wednesday night. 
Mrs. RIPPLE was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this 
town and was a constant member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and will be 
greatly missed by those whose lives she cheered and filled continually with 
sunshine and hope.  She was a woman of good deeds and had great faith in 
God.  She lived her Christianity so that everyone could see it and all who 
were acquainted with her knew her to be a devoted child of God.  God has 
called her to her Eternal Home and her loved ones have one more chord to 
bind them to Heaven.  Mother has gone on before, but her influence will 
still live in the lives of those she touched.  Short services were held at 
the home in Tyrone by Rev. Lewis of the Episcopal Church and R.J. Knox 
conducted the services at her home in Orbisonia.  She was laid to rest on 
the hill, overlooking the town where she spent all her life and where she 
still lives in the hearts of many. 

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Agnes May Harris CHILCOAT, died at her home in Orbisonia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 
1928, at 5 p.m. after several years' illness.  Mrs. Chilcoat was born in 
Shirleysburg, Pa., Dec. 18, 1900 and was aged 27 years, 2 months and 3 days 
at the time of her death.  She was a member of the United Brethren church, 
always active in church work, and was for a period secretary and teacher. 
Mrs. Chilcoat is survived by her mother, Mrs. Minnie RECK; her husband, Mr. 
Ward CHILCOAT, and one child, Dorothea C. CHILCOAT. 
Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church of Orbisonia, 
Saturday, Feb. 25th, Rev. Ira Duvall and E. E. Dunkleberger officiating. 
Interment, IOOF Cemetery.  Funeral directed by Frank Heidel. 

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Marriage 
Wednesday afternoon February 22, 1928, at 3:00 o'clock in the presence of 
the bride's parents and close friends, the marriage of Miss Vera GROVE to 
Mr. Otis W. SMITH was solemnized.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. E. 
Dunkelberger, pastor of the bride.  Mr Kenneth GROVE, brother of the bride, 
served as best man, while Miss Miriam BOWMASTER of Orbisonia, was matron of 
honor.  Messrs. Ned ENYEARS, Kenneth GROVE, and Otis SMITH rendered several 
vocal trios following the wedding service.  At 5:00 o'clock the wedding 
party was escorted to the dining room where a bountiful supper was served. 
The bride wore a pretty gown of white satin face crepe. 
Both bride and bridegroom are highly respected and very popular in their 
respective cities.  They have a host of friends who extend congratulations. 

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Benjamin George JACKA, died at his home in Orbisonia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 
1928.  Mr. Jacka had been ill with tuberculosis for nearly seven years.  He 
was the son  of John and Margaret WILSON JACKA, and was born in Rockhill 
Furnace, Feb 5, 1886.  He was aged 42 years and 20 days.  He is survived by 
his mother, of Rockhill Furnace; his wife, Mrs. Bertha May SHINGLER JACKA, 
the following children; Mrs. Mabel CHILCOAT of Rockhill Furnace; Helen, 
Howard, Teressa, Herman, Reba and Mildred at home; and the following 
brothers and sister: John, at Windber; Robert, of Pogue; William, of 
Altoona; Wilbert, Rockhill Furnace, and Mrs. Mabel JOHNSON of Mapleton. 
Services were held in the Brethren church of Rockhill Furnace Wednesday, 
Feb. 29th.  Rev. H. W. Hanawalt officiating.  Interment IOOF cemetery. 
Funeral directed by Frank Heidel. 

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Mr. W. Harry BARD, a highly respected citizen, died at his home in 
Shirleysburg, Pa., on Saturday morning, March 15, 1919 at 5 o'clock. 
While splitting some wood, some months ago, a flying piece hit him on the 
face causing a slight bruise which resulted in cancer causing his death. 
Mr. Bard was a son of Samuel Bard and was born in Blacklog, Feb 15, 1836. 
In 1858 he married Mary NELSON, who died about seven years ago.  He came to 
Shirleysburg about sixty years ago, and worked at his trade as blacksmith 
and wagon maker.  He answered the call of his country in the sixties 
enlisting in Co. F, 19th Penna. Cavalry. 
He is survived by thefollowing children, David, Harry, Bruce and Frank of 
Shirleysburg; Mrs. B. F. HUNTSMAN, of Mount Union, Mrs. H. C. KERR of 
Altoona, and Mrs. Fanny IRVIN, of McVeytown. 
The funeral service was conducted at his home by Rev. E. C. Myers on Tuesday 
A. M.  Interment in the Walker cemetery. Undertaker Dunmire. 
The deceased was a kind and loving husband and father and well liked by all 
who knew him.  The town had lost one of its best as well as one of its 
oldest citizens, he having found pleasure in the good things of life and 
scorned and opposed those which were wrong.  We extend our heart felt 
sympathy to those who survive. 

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A great shock and much sorrow came to our town, when the word was given out 
on Thursday evening, Feb. 10, about 9:30 o'clock, that Zelda was dead.  Only 
a week before this she was well and cheerful, but was showing symptoms of 
takng a cold.  This developed into a bad case of lagrippe, and settled in 
her head in a bealing, as so rapidly did it progress and with such intense 
pain, that her beloved Lord and Master called her out of the intense 
suffering so soon. 
Zelda was one of the finest and purest of girls; was alway friendly and kind 
to everybody, was a consistent Christian, a member of the Baptist Church and 
an interested Bible student from her early childhood, a regular attendant at 
all the services of her church and its several departments.  She was a fine 
organist and always at her post of duty; in her Sunday school lessons she 
was always eager to know more of its truths and its spirituality.  She was 
always ready to help in the work of advancing and trying to attain higher 
standards. 
The writer having been her Sunday school teacher and superintendent from a 
little girl, had taken her through a series of teacher training at which 
time she earned a diploma with about 100 per cent marks on all of her 
examination papers; and just now she was again going with us in a class of 
Teacher Training in which she hoped to get another diploma, and then she 
said she wanted to take the seal course. 
She was a home girl, always ready to do her best for her parents, and in her 
home, on account of her loss, there will certainly be a void and a sadness 
that will be hard to overcome by those who remain there to mourn her 
departure. 
But the consolidation to her parents, her sister and only little brother is 
surely great for the knowledge that their daughter and sister had lived such 
a pure life; and was so attentive to the duties of her Lord and Saviour, 
that now she is amongst the most beautiful of the redeemed ones in our Lord' 
s Kingdom in Heaven. 
May her life and her death be a stimulant to all her companions and her many 
friends to live a better life, and show that the world is better by her 
being in it, for God certainly had a purpose in bringing into the world such 
pure characters, and then taking them out again just when we feel the most 
need of them, and when we least think we can let them go; but God knows best 
and doeth all things well. 
Zelda, daughter of Paul and Bertha RUPERT, was aged 22 years and almost 2 
months.  She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, also one sister Louisa, 
and a little brother Arthur and a large--------------------(the rest of the 
obit is missing. ) 

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Theodore MORGAN, well known throughout this section, died last night at the 
home of his son-in-law, Isaac Secrest in Wayne township, Mifflin Co.  He was 
aged about 70 years.  Death was due to a general break down. He was a 
resident of Shirleysburg for several years, his wife having died there. 
Interment will be made in the Gilliland cemetery in Blacklog. 

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Marriage 
At noon, on Saturday last, Jan. 15, 1916, in the Presbyterian church of this 
place, James Donald APPLEBY and Miss Pearle SHEARER, both of Mount Union 
were united in marriage.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Chester W. 
Todd, pastor of the church and pastor of both bride and groom.  Mr. Appleby 
is the cashier of the First National Bank of Mount Union, also president of 
the town council.  His wife has been engaged as stenographer in the office 
of the Tanning and Extract Co. for some time past.  The wedding was 
beautiful and significant for its simplicity.  The contending parties were 
unattended, and came down the aisle, as Mrs. Mary K. GIFFORD the church 
organist played the old substantial "Lohengrin".  The ring ceremony was 
used, and after the nuptials, Mr. and Mrs. Appleby repaired from the church, 
while the organist played, "Mendelssohn."  Only the relatives and close 
friends attended. 
Mr. and Mrs. Appleby took train No. 8 for Philadelphia.  They will spend 
their honeymoon in Philadelphia, New York and Washington.  Returning they 
will reside in Mount Union, where they will be at home to their friends 
after February 1st.  Both the bride and groom are among Mount Union's best 
young people, and are highly esteemed in the community.  The bride was 
formerly a resident of Orbisonia.  Both bride and groom are graduates of the 
business department of Juniata College.  The Times extends congratulations 
and best wishes. 

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Mrs. Martha FIKE, wife of Harry Fike of Three Springs, died at her home at 
that place on June 23rd.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webber Price of 
Three Springs.  Deceased was aged 32 years and is survived by her husband 
and 5 children.  She was a faithful member of the Baptist church.  Funeral 
was conducted by Rev. Brush. 

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Believing that our readers would appreciate a sketch concerning the like of 
Rev. Cyrus JEFFRIES,  the author of the excellent story now running in the 
columns of the Times, we have prepared the following brief biography.  We 
have received our information from Mr. Jeffries's son, H. O. Jeffries of 
Panasoffkee, Florida, and his daughter, Mrs. Belle MCCOY of Kent, 
Washington.  Additional data has been obtained from S. E. PARSONS, Mrs C. E. 
CULVER and Mrs. Geo. PARSONS, all residents of Mount Union, and all of whom 
are cousins of Rev. Cyrus JEFFRIES. 
Rev. Cyrus Jeffries, author of "Jack and Keturah Culberson," was born on 
June 6, 1812, in a log house of considerable dimensions, along the banks of 
Tuscarora Creek, just below Nossville, in Tell township, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
He was a son of Mark and Rebecca JEFFRIES.  In his early life he taught 
school and also learned the trade of a millwright under his father's 
tutorship.  Late he took a course in medicine in Philadelphia, probably at 
what is now the University of Pennsylvania.  After finishing his course in 
medicine, he was ordained a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church and 
he never ceased the ministry until his death.  His conference, he being then 
a resident of Ohio, sent him to Maysville, Ky., where he was assaulted in 
the dark by a gang of ruffians and carried out of town, with the admonition 
to never return only on the penalty of his life.  The cause of his assault 
was, that in a church meeting a local preacher, while debating with Mr. 
Jeffries on the slavery question, which  was then before the church, made 
this statement: "Three things will tend to keep slavery alive; it performs 
our labor and exempts us from toil; it affords 
easy -------------------------------passions make money for us; when I need 
money------------------(paragraph unreadable DW) 
At Orrville, Ohio, on April 27, 1831, Rev. Cyrus Jeffries and Catharine 
KIDLINGER of Milesburg, Center Co., Pa., were united in marriage.  The 
ceremony was performed by a Presbyterian minister, who kept the couple on 
the floor for three hours, solemnly admonishing them to observe the 
importance of the step they were taking. 
The great-grandfather of Mr. Jeffries settled in Chester county, Pa.  He 
came to this country from England two years before the arrival of William 
Penn.  He was of Quaker extraction, as were all his sons, likewise the 
subject of this sketch.  He and some of his sons owned a large portion of 
land on which the Battle of Brandywine was fought.  They were devoted 
colonists, and in spite of his scruples of religion, Mr. Jeffries 
grandfather, Richard Jeffries, enlisted and served in the ranks of 
Washington's army. 
Mr. Jeffries was one of a family of six sons, the other brothers being 
Andrew, Parsons, Mark, Benjamin and Lemuel.  There were no girls in this 
family.  He was twice married, the second time to a lady by the name of 
Margaret CLAYTON.  At one time Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries resided in Mount Union 
and all through this section of Huntingdon county he was well known.  Mr. 
Jeffries was the father of six children,  all to his first wife: Lorenz, who 
died in the South Dakota Soldiers' Home; Howard O., Panasoffkee, Florida; 
Ferdinand, who was killed at the Battle of Antietam; Jacob A. K. of Chicago, 
Ossian A. and Mrs. Belle MCCOY of Kent, Washingotn.  Mr. Jeffries was a 
great preacher and a brilliant man and we believe a man who was greater 
perhaps than the age in which he lived realized.  He possessed a remarkable 
memory and was a man of high Christian character and Christian ideals.  He 
died in Williamstown, N.J., on August 12, 1877, having been stricken by 
apoplexy in the pulpit.  He had just announced his text and had read the 
text and he was stricken before he had started his discourse.  The text was 
a  appropriate one for the closing of such a great life as his, taken from 
II Timothy, fourth chapter, sixth, seventh and eighth verses, which are as 
follows: "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is 
at hand.  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me 
only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.:  His body rests in 
the Odd Fellow's cemetery here at Mount Union, and thus awaits the summons 
of the glorious Resurrection Day.       (A photo accompanies the article, 
DW) 

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Alfred Shade SNYDER, lifelong resident of Dublin township, died at his home 
in Dublin township, near Shade Gap, Thursday, January 10, 1929, at 8 p.m. 
Death was due to pneumonia.  Mr. Snyder was the son of George and Cristinal 
LONG SNYDER, and was born in Dublin township, August 28, 1857.  He was aged 
71 years, 4 months and 12 days at the time of his death.  Mr. SNYDER had 
been a lifelong member of the Methodist church, for many years a trustee of 
the church; several terms Sunday School superintendent, and for many years 
teacher of the Men's Bible Class.  He was a highly respected citizen, and a 
good Christian.  He is survived by his wife, Martha KELLY SNYDER and the 
following children: Charles and Mrs. Howard APPLEBY of Orbisonia; Mrs. Ira 
PUCKEY of Altoona; Mrs. John KELLY of Decorum; and Frank, of Shirleysburg; 
and the following brothers: John of Shermansdale; Matthias, of Fannettsburg; 
and James of Dublin township. 
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Hill church, Sunday, January 13, 
1929, Rev. E.E. Dunkelberger and Rev. George H. Swayne officiating. 
Interment Pleasant Hill cemetery. 

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Martha Ellen HILEMAN, lifelong and well known resident of Upper Hill Valley, 
died at her home after several week's illness of Pneumonia, January 15, 
1929, about 11 p.m.  Mrs. Hileman was the daughter of John B. and Catherine 
BOWMAN SHENEFELT.  She was born in Cromwell township, January 26, 1867, and 
was aged 61 years, 11 months and 20 days at the time of her death.  She had 
been a life long member of the Methodist church.  She is survived by her 
husband, Andrew Curtin Hileman and two brothers: Samuel SHENEFELT of 
Rockhill Furnace, and Edmund, of David City, Nebraska. 
Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased, Friday January 18, 
1929.   Interment at Orbisonia cemetery. 

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Services and interment at Orbisonia, Pa. 
On Monday, Nov. 2, 1936, at 2:56 p.m., Jennie C. GILES of 521 Sixth St., 
Wilson, Pa., wife of the late Enoch GROVE and mother of Mrs. Martha E. 
SIMMS, Mrs. Mary HARRIS, Mrs. Naomi DAUGHENBAUGH, Everett H., Lloyd T. 
EMERSON, Frank and Leslie GROVE. 

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Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral of Mary Ruth 
BOWMASTER, Sunday were Harry BUCKLEY and family of Broad Top, P. Floyd 
Yenger and family and Mrs. Pearson YEAGER of Philadelphia, Wilbur FEGAN and 
family, Ray BUCKLEY and family of Allenport, Miss Anna BUCKLEY of Fort 
Littleton, Harry BUCKLEY and wife of Baltimore, Mr. Leroy PAINTER of 
Pittsburgh, Mrs. John ASHMAN, and Miss Mary BEERS and daughter, Miss 
Florence CHILCOAT, and Miss HEMPHILL, T. N. CROWNOVER and wife of 
Huntingdon, Fleming PRICE of Lancaster, Mrs. SHOOP and daughter, Marion, 
Miss Sue BOWMASTER of Shippensburg, Walter WOOMER and family, Arthur WOOMER 
of Yeagerstown, J. R. BOWMASTER of Canton, Ohio and Mrs. Samuel MCBETH of 
Hagerstown, Md. 

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William HOLLIBAUGH, a highly respected resident of Rockhill died at the home 
of W. R. Love Sunday morning, December 28, 1930, after an illness of six 
months of a complication of diseases. 
Mr. Hollibaugh was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived his 
entire life here.  He was an employe of the East Broad Top Railroad for many 
years. 
Surviving are one brother, Frank Hollibaugh of Rockhill and one sister, Mrs. 
Becky WHITSEL of Mt. Union.  The following nieces and nephews also survive: 
Mrs. Isaac WORKMAN, Mrs. Enoch ROGERS, Emory, Orlando, Kenneth and Dewees 
Hollibaugh of Rockhill; Mrs. Norris Crothers of Orbisonia; Mrs. Emett BROWN 
of Allenport; Mrs. Bertha BOOHER, Mrs. John SWIGERT, George STEVER and 
Orzella WHITSEL of Mt. Union. 
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Leroy of Orbisonia.  Burial was 
made in the IOOF cemetery. 

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Adele Rose MADDEN died December 4, 1929 at 10 a.m. in Lewistown, aged 16 
years, 7 months and 7 days. 
She was born April 31, 1913 in Springfield township and was the daughter of 
Charles Alfred and Elsie CROMWELL MADDEN. 
Adele was a member of the United Brethren church and will be sadly missed by 
her school mates and friends. 
She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sister, 
Kenneth, Mack, --------,-------------, and Lois. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 8 at the United Brethren 
church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E.E. Dunkelberger and assisted by Rev. 
Herbert Beam with interment in the Orbisonia cemetery. 

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Marriage 
A very pretty double wedding took place Saturday morning, May 2, 1931 at 
Cumberland, Maryland, when Miss Maxine WRIGHT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. 
E. WRIGHT, 1512 Moore Street, became the bride of Charles RUTTER, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Harvey E. RUTTER, 510 Moore street, and Miss Margaretta WINGATE, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. WINGATE, 1014 Mifflin street, became the bride 
of Edward R. HUMMEL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. HUMMEL, 1115 Mifflin 
street.  The ceremony took place at 10:00 o'clock in the morning at the 
Kingsley Methodist Parsonage.  The ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F. J. 
Jaggers, pastor of the Kingsley Methodist Church of Cumberland. 
(I know this isn't an obit but thought it might be useful.DW) 

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Dr. James M. FLEMING, of Blairs Mills, died in the Lewistown hospital on 
Wednesday evening, November 8, 1939. 
He was born September 25, 1868 in Huntingdon county, a son of Morton FLEMING 
and Carline (WATERS) FLEMING.  At the time of death he was aged 71 years, 
one month and thirteen days. 
Dr. Fleming was a member of the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian church and was 
a veteran of the World War.  During his life he was engaged in the practice 
of the medical profession. 
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha (SIEBERT) FLEMING, three daughters, Mrs. 
Anabelle TURBERT, of Harrisburg, Mrs. Agnes ULSH of Orbisonia, and Miss Edna 
FLEMING, at home, and a son, James FLEMING, at home.  Two sisters, Mrs. 
Alice ASHTON, Shade Valley, Mrs. W. M. BOOK, BLAIN, and one brother, Dr. 
Bruce FLEMING of Mount Union, also survive. 
The body may be viewed Sunday afternoon at the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian 
church from 1 until 2 p. m., at which hour the funeral services will be 
held, with the Rev. W. M. BROWN officiating.  Burial will be made in Shade 
Valley cemetery by W. D. BEHEL & Son, funeral directors. 

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Mrs. Jennie M. HAGIE, of 826 Mifflin street, passed away in the J. C. Blair 
Memorial Hospital on Wednesday evening, May 18, 1938, at 7:15 o'clock. 
Three weeks ago Mrs. HAGIE fell at her apartment and fractured her leg, and 
had since that time been a patient in the hospital. 
She was born on September 12, 1856 in Black Log Valley, and was the daughter 
of John and Barbara (FLASHER) SHOPE, both deceased.  At the time of death 
Mrs. HAGIE was aged 81 years, 8 months and 6 days.  Mrs. HAGIE was the last 
surviving member of her immediate family.  Three sisters and five brothers 
preceded her in death. 
Mrs. HAGIE was a life-long member of the Church of the Brethren, and 
attended services faithfully as long as her health permitted.  She was a 
loving mother and a generous neighbor.  Her passing is indeed keenly felt by 
a host of friends and acquaintances. 
She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Mrs. Belle WESTBROOK and two 
grandsons, F. Glenn WESTBROOK and Maxwell F. WESTBROOK, of Huntingdon. 
Funeral services will be held at Dick's funeral home on Sunday afternoon, 
May 22, 1938, at 1 o'clock, with the Rev. George DETWEILER and Rev. W. J. 
SWIGART, D. D., officiating.  Interment will be made in the Shope cemetery 
at Black Log Valley. 
Friends may call at Dick's funeral home any time until the hour of the 
funeral. 

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John Floyd DELANEY 
After working in his garden all day, John Floyd DELANEY, of Cedar Crest, 
Mount Union, became ill with a heart attack Wednesday evening and grew 
steadily worse until midnight when he passed away.  He had been in his usual 
health and his death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends.  He 
was an employe of the North American Refractories Company but had not been 
having steady work. 
John Floyd DELANEY was born at Mount Union, June 11, 1873, the son of John 
and Emily (HATT) DELANEY.  Prior to coming to Mount Union 23 years ago he 
had been a resident of Orbisonia. 
He was united in marriage with Mary Caroline LAIRD, who survives with one 
daughter and two sons.  They are:  Roberta, wife of Raymond MILLER, of 619 
S. Wayne street, Lewistown;  William DELANEY and Chauncey DELANEY, both of 
Cedar Crest, Mount Union. 
Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as two brothers, Sherman 
DELANEY of Orbisonia and Harry DELANEY of Mount Union also survive. 
Funeral service will be held from the late home, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o' 
clock.  Rev. James TAYLOR of the First Baptist church will officiate and 
interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Mount Union, Dunmire 
funeral service. 

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Mrs. William S. DALANEY (DELANEY?) 
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (KELLY) DALANEY, wife of William Sherman DALANEY, died 
at her home, Cromwell street, Orbisonia, on Tuesday evening, October 24, 
1939, about 9 o'clock. 
She was born January 20, 1877 in Shirley township, Huntingdon county, hence 
at the time of death was aged 62 years, nine months and twelve days.  She 
was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson KELLY and Margaret Enyeart KELLY. 
She was united in marriage to William Sherman DALANEY on March 29, 1898.  No 
children were born to this union. 
Surviving are her husband, William Sherman DALANEY, and two brothers, John 
S. KELLY, Tampa, Florida, M. Ray KELLY, Altoona, and one sister, Mrs. Edna 
K. CONNELL, of Pittsburgh.  A nephew, Sherman MADDEN, who made his home with 
Mrs. DALANEY since childhood, also survives. 
Mrs. DALANEY was a fine Christian woman, a member of the United Brethren 
church in Orbisonia.  Devoted to her homelife, she was in addition a loving 
friend and neighbor, especially noted for her skill in nursing.  many 
friends will long remember her because of the kindly ministrations rendered 
during times of illness. 
Funeral services, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. William SNYDER, will be 
held at Ott's funeral home, Cromwell street, Orbisonia, on Friday afternoon, 
October 27, at 2 o'clock followed by interment in the Orbisonia cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the services. 

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Olive Locke RANKIN, wife of Charles G. RANKIN, died suddenly at her home in 
Washington, D. C., Monday evening, although on the sick list a short time, 
her death was unexpected.  Mrs. RANKIN left Orbisonia about two weeks ago, 
after a short visit at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. H. B. LOCKE. 
Her mother accompanied her to Washington, where she assisted in the 
arranging of their new home.  Mr. RANKIN and wife having moved their 
household effects to that place a short time ago, where the husband held a 
position in the navy yard.  Mrs. RANKIN was a victim of the grip and it is 
supposed her sudden  death was due to effects of the same.  The deceased was 
united in marriage to Charles G. RANKIN, of Orbisonia in the Methodist 
church on Thanksgiving Day, November, 1901, deceased was a Christian lady in 
every respect, and an active member of the church in which she was married. 
In addition to the bereaved husband C. G. RANKIN and little son Louis, she 
is survived by her parents Henry B. LOCKE and wife, and her brother Howard, 
all of Orbisonia.  Her father was notified of the critical condition of his 
daughter by telegraph, and at once departed for Washington, but her life had 
gone out before he arrived at her bedside.  Mrs. LOCKE was present at the 
home when her daughter expired.  Deceased was kind, indisposition[sic], and 
admired by all who knew her.  She was aged about 21 years.  The announcement 
of the death of Mrs. RANKIN was a great shock to her Orbisonia friends, and 
it cast a gloom of sadness throughout the town.  The remains were brought to 
Orbisonia Wednesday morning, and taken to the home of the deceased parents. 
Interments made in the Orbisonia cemetery same afternoon.  Funeral services 
were held in the Methodist church and were in charge of Dr. C. E. CULVER of 
Mt. Union.  Rev. VOUGHT the M. E. pastor being absent attending conference. 
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. 
A Friend. 

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William Sherman DELANEY died at his late residence, Cromwell street, 
Orbisonia, on Monday, November 6, 1939 at 10:30 p. m.    He was a son of the 
late John DELANEY and Emily HAPP DELANEY and was born in Orbisonia on July 
1, 1869, being at the time of death aged 70 years, four months and six days. 
On March 29, 1898, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth KELLY.  No 
children  were born to this union.  Mrs. DELANEY preceded him in death by two weeks, 
having died October 24, 1939. 
One brother, Harry Sheridan DELANEY, of Mount Union, and a nephew, Sherman 
MADDEN, who had made his home with the Delaneys since childhood, survive. 
Mr. DELANEY was a member of the United Brethren church of Orbisonia.  He was 
a kind neighbor and friend, and was regarded as a good citizen in his home 
community. 
Funeral services will be conducted by his pastor, the Rev. William Snyder, 
from Ott's funeral home in Orbisonia at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, 
November 9, followed by interment in the Orbisonia cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home anytime until the hour of the services. 

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Wilmer STARR died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank STARR, in 
Rockhill Furnace, this morning, July 23, 1940, about 4:30 o'clock. 
He was born in Woodvale, on August 13, 1892, a son of Frank and Elizabeth 
Lane STARR.  At the time of death he was aged 47 years, eleven months and 
ten days. 
Following his father's retirement from mining the family moved to a farm in 
Cromwell township.  At this period the deceased received a certificate for 
teaching and followed this profession for eleven years.  The elder Mr. STARR 
then bought a place in Rockhill Furnace and the young man and his father 
entered the filling station business, in which they continued for fifteen 
years, having sold out only a week ago. 
Mr. STARR was an estimable and respected member of the community.  He will 
be sadly missed by his family and friends.  He was a member of the Orbisonia 
Methodist church. 
Surviving are his parents; four sisters, Mrs. H. N. GUTSHALL, of Orbisonia, 
Mrs. Ruth WILSON, of Pitcairn, Mrs. E. W. DERRY, of Rockhill Furnace, and 
Mrs. James E. GRISSINGER, of Mount Union; one brother, James G. STARR, at 
home. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his 
late home, with the Rev. George R. MCCAHAN officiating.  Burial will be made 
in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Rockhill, directed by Ott's funeral service. 

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Daniel S. BRANDT, for many years a prominent farmer in Shirley township, but 
late of Williams Grove, Pa., died in the Harrisburg hospital on Saturday, 
November 28th, at 5:20 P. M.  At the time of death he was aged about 68 
years.  Death was due to complication of diseases. 
The deceased was born at Dry Run, Franklin county, the son of Daniel and 
Maria (KILGORE) BRANDT.  He was united in marriage to Miss Annie BOLLINGER, 
daughter of Lewis BOLLINGER, of Germany Valley.  To this union four sons and 
two daughters were born.  One daughter, Eva, who was the wife of Charles 
MYERS is deceased.  Surviving are Guy BRANDT, Ray BRANDT, Wayne BRANDT, John 
BRANDT, and Miss Mary BRANDT, all at home.  One granddaughter, Anna Marie 
MYERS, who was reared in the grandparents home, and three other 
grandchildren also survive.  Two sisters, Mrs. John PYLE, of Dry Run, and 
Mrs. Annie MCVEY, of Newton Hamilton, survive. 
Mr. BRANDT was a life long member of the Presbyterian church and at the time 
of death was affiliated with the church at Mechanicsburg. 
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from his 
home at Williams Grove with interment in the Dillsgrove cemetery.

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