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


Miss Cora D. GILLILAND, a highly respected resident of Blacklog Valley 
passed away at her home "Fair Oaks" July 16, 1939 at 7:15 p.m. after an 
illness of two years. She had been confined to her home the past seven 
months. 
Cora D. GILLILAND was the daughter of Samuel and Adeline (CROWTHERS) 
GILLILAND. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, 
having united with that body some years ago. During late years she had 
attended services at the Baptist churches of Mount Union and Shirleysburg 
when her health permitted. 
During her early life Miss GILLILAND was employed in the John WANAMAKER 
store in Philadelphia as a milliner. She was very original and clever as a 
designer and worked at her trade both in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Later 
she returned to her home "Fair Oaks" and was employed in the SHAPIRO store 
at Orbisonia. She had lived a retired life for some years. 
Surviving are three brothers and two sisters: Samuel Bruce GILLILAND, Sarah 
Melissa GILLILAND and Mary Mead GILLILAND, all of "Fair Oaks", James G. 
GILLILAND, of Altoona; Bruce X. Blair GILLILAND, of Kalispell, Montana. A 
number of nephews and nieces survive also. 
Rev. James TAYLOR, of the First Baptist Church officiated and interment was 
made in the Orbisonia Cemetery. 
BLATT Funeral Service 

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AWAY AFTER ILLNESS OF ONE YEAR-FORMER COMMISSIONER 
James Knox WILEY, Mount Union postmaster, banker, businessman, churchman and 
active in every civic movement in the community, died at his home, 116 S. 
Jefferson St., Fri. evening, January 27, 1939, at 5:30. He had been in 
failing health the past year and was confined to his home six weeks before his 
passing. Word of his death brought much sadness to Mount Union people. It 
was generally known that he was in a serious condition the past few weeks. 
At the time of death he was aged 70 years, 11 months and 17 days. 
James K. WILEY was prominent in Democratic politics and had served his party 
in places of authority and privilege. He was a delegate to the Democratic 
National Convention in Chicago in 1932 and was honored in being a member of 
the nominating committee that named President Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT as 
candidate for the highest position in our nation. 
He served in a number of positions in the state and county being at the time 
of his death a member of the board of trustees.......... 
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Samuel Vincen BLAKE, well known in Mount Union, Newton Hamilton, and 
Orbisonia, died at his late home in Black Log Valley on Friday morning, July 
30, 1937 at 9:45 o'clock.   Mr. BLAKE had been ill for nearly one and a half 
years, but was confined to his bed for ten days with pneumonia. 
S. Vincen BLAKE was born at Waterloo, Juniata County, on Sept. 5, 1884, a 
son of William H. and Amanda Belle (FORTNEY) BLAKE. At the time of his death 
he was aged 52 years, ten months and 25 days. 
He was possessed of a happy, cheery disposition, and was a good, kind and 
loving husband and father. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 
He was united in marriage to Miss Tussy KELLEY on February 27, 1907 at 
Huntingdon, who survives with the following daughters: Isabel, wife of Sam 
MCKIM, of Mount Union; Gaynel, wife of Isaac VARNER, of Orbisonia, R.D.; 
Rachel, wife of Clarence TREASTER, KISTLER, Mount Union; Lena and Mary at 
home. Also surviving are his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John 
WARNER, of Altoona; one sister, Mrs. Linnie HAMILTON, of Altoona; two 
brothers, James BLAKE, of McKeesport, and William H. BLAKE, of Chester; 10 
grandchildren. A host of friends also mourn his passing. 
Funeral services were held from the home of a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles SECHRIST of Newton Hamilton, on August 1, 1937, with Rev. 
HANAWALT officiating. Burial was made in Newton Hamilton Cemetery. 
Booth's Funeral Service 

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Vanward BRODBECK, one of Three Springs' esteemed citizens, passed away at 
the Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, Sunday evening, December 25, 1938, 
at 5:53 p.m.   Death was due to complication of diseases. 
He was the son of Michael and Sara (Amy) BRODBECK and was born in York 
county, Pa., May 21, 1859, hence was aged 79 years, 7 months and 4 days. 
Mr. BRODBECK had been a resident of Three Springs since 1920 when he moved 
from his farm in Clay township. He was united in marriage with Miss Ellen 
SOLLERS at her home, in Saltillo June 8, 1879, by Rev. Sheck, pastor of the 
Reformed church at that place. He was a member of the Baptist church for a 
number of years. He was a loving husband and father, a kind neighbor and a 
friend to all. 
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mrs. Ellen BRODBECK, and the 
following children: George BRODBECK and Elden BRODBECK, of Pitcairn; Mrs. 
Bertha HECK, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Mattie BROWN, Saltillo; Aulton BRODBECK and 
Walter BRODBECK, Three Springs, and Mrs.Cleo BAKER, Todd. One brother, 
William BRODBECK, of Orbisonia, and a number of grandchildren also survive. 
His pastor, Rev. James TAYLOR will officiate at the funeral service in Three 
Springs and interment will be in Saltillo cemetery. 
GREEN'S Funeral Service 

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Samuel B. SHENEFELT, (Mount Union, Jan 29) a highly respected citizen of 
Rockhill Furnace, Huntingdon County, died at the advanced age of 76 years. 
He was born near Orbisonia, January 10, 1858. He was united in marriage with 
Miss Belle HAMMAN on Feb. 12, 1886. Practically his entire life was spent in 
this vicinity. Two children were born to this union and one of them, a son 
died at the age of  7 years. 
Mr. SHENEFELT was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over 50 
years. He was a man of good judgement and a friend to everyone who needed 
him. He followed mining for many years and later was employed by the East 
Broad Top Railroad Company at the coal tipple until he was retired several 
years ago. 
Surviving are the widow and one daughter, Miss Pearl SHENEFELT; one brother, 
E.M. SHENEFELT of David City, Nebraska. One sister, Mrs. Linnie WALLS of 
Orbisonia also survives. 
Rev. S.Q. MELLOTT of the Methodist Church of Orbisonia will officiate at the 
funeral service. Funeral director, A. F. REIHART, will direct the interment 
in Monroe Cemetery in Hill Valley. 

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Samuel Crawford MIDDAGH, an aged and respected citizen of Burnt Cabins, died 
Saturday evening, Dec. 2, at 9:30, after an illness of four days. Mr. 
MIDDAGH had not been so well, but his death came as a shock to the family. 
He was born April 21, 1849 at Honey Grove, Juniata county, and at the time 
of death was aged 90 years, seven months and eleven days. 
He was united in marriage in July, 1873 to Cynthia Ellen ROHRER, who 
proceeded him in death five years ago. One son, Howard B. MIDDAGH, also died 
some years ago. One daughter, Mrs. D.P. (Annie) BOWMAN, of Burnt Cabins, a 
granddaughter, Mrs. J. Lee HALL, of Huntingdon, and five great grandchildren 
also survive. 
Mr. MIDDAGH was a kind father and he will be greatly missed in the home 
circle. He was a carpenter by trade and was well known in the lower end of 
the county, especially in Orbisonia, where he resided until a few years ago 
when he moved to Burnt Cabins to make his home with his daughter. 
Rev. STROHM of the Presbyterian church will officiate at funeral services. 
Interment will be in the Orbisonia cemetery. 

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Mrs. Annie Parson SMITH, widow of the late A. Fred SMITH, of Blairs Mills, 
R. D., passed away in the J. C. Blair Memorial hospital at Huntingdon, 
Friday evening, June 14, 1940 at 6:40 o'clock.  Mrs. SMITH had been ill for 
sometime.  News of her death brought much sadness to the people of her 
community as well as to members of her family. 
She was born in Tell township, Huntingdon county, the daughter of Joseph and 
Margaret PARSON.  Her entire life was spent on the farm.  In 1879 she was 
united in marriage with A. Fred SMITH by the Rev. Mr. WOODWARD, then pastor 
of Salem United Brethren church.  Five children were born to this union and 
three of them survive. 
Mrs. SMITH was a devoted wife and mother, as well as a kind and considerate 
neighbor to all with whom she came in contact.  her consistent Christian 
life was evident in her every action. 
After the death of her husband Dec. 10, 1936 she remained at the SMITH 
homestead with the exception of time which she spent visiting her children 
in their respective homes. 
Surviving are three children, two sons and one daughter, who are A. Guy 
SMITH, of Mount Union; Rev. Boaz O. SMITH, a Presbyterian missionary in the 
Kentucky mountains, located at Vicco, and Galena, wife of Maple SHOOP, of 
Altoona.  There are also 10 grandchildren surviving as well as one sister, 
Mrs. Jennie VARNER, of Orbisonia. 
The body was prepared for burial and taken back to the homestead in Shade 
Valley where friends were received and funeral services were held Monday 
afternoon from the Salem church where Mrs. SMITH had been a member for many 
years. 
The Rev. E. R. MILLER conducted prayer services at the home before the body 
was taken to the church. 

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In sad and loving memory of our little daughter and sister Martha Vivian 
Gearhart, who departed this life one year ago today, October 27, 1918.  Aged 
1 year, 10 months and 7 days. 
Tis just one year ago today 
God called our little girl away. 
To dwell with angels bright and fair 
And cast away all earthly care. 

Oh how we loved you Martha darling 
Thoughts bring tears as fresh as dew 
But no love was ever deeper 
Than your mothers love for you. 

Time will never heal the sorrow 
That your sad departure gave 
Mother's thoughts will always linger 
Round your lonely little grave. 

Father, Mother and little brother, 
Th____. Written by Aunt Mary
 

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AGED RESIDENT OF MOUNT UNION DIES 
Mrs. Barbara Runyon COX Succumbs At Age of  91 1/2 Years 
Mrs. Barbara Lavina Runyon COX, one of Mount Union's oldest residents, died 
at the advanced age of 91 1/2 years, Sunday morning, November 14, 1937 at 
7:25 o'clock at the home of her son, Edward J. COX, 105 West Garber street, 
Mount Union.  "Grandma COX," as she was affectionately known, was ill with 
pneumonia for 12 days before her passing.  She left 49 descendants and had 
seen her children and children's children to the fifth generation. 
Barbara Lavina RUNYON was born at McConnellsburg, April 5, 1946 and was the 
daughter of Joseph and Esther (HARE) RUNYON.  She was one of a large family 
of children.  On August 5, 1869 she was united in marriage with John I. COX, 
at McConnellsburg.  To this union eight children were born, five sons and 
three daughters.  Only one of this family survives the mother.  Mr. COX, the 
father died June 19, 1917. 
The aged woman had made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward J. COX, 105 West Garber street, for a number of years.  She was 
unusually active and strong for one of her age until the past several years. 
Even when she became frail she was possessed of a cheerful disposition and 
was always glad to greet her friends. 
Mrs. COX was a devout member of the Methodist church all her life having 
made her decision for Christ when but 12 years of age.  During the years of 
her strength she took an active part in church work, especially in the 
Methodist church at Orbisonia where the family resided prior to coming to 
Mount Union. 
Surviving are one son, Edward J. COX, of Mount Union; 15 grandchildren, 32 
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
A prayer service will be held at the home of the son, E. J. COX, Wednesday 
morning at 9:30 o'clock and the funeral services will be held in the 
Methodist church at Orbisonia at 10:30 o'clock.  Interment will be made in 
the Orbisonia cemetery.  Rev. W. W. WILLARD of the First Methodist church of 
Mount Union will officiate.  Blatt funeral service. 

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Mrs. Emma Jane LAUVER died at the home of her son, H. G. LAUVER, of Black 
Log, on Tuesday, January 23, 1940, at noon, of bronchial pneumonia.  She was 
aged 69 years, eight months and eleven days. 
She is survived by three sons, H. G. LAUVER, of Black Log; Edward LAUVER, of 
Lewistown; Albert LAUVER, of Altoona, and one daughter, Mrs. Lillie CLOUSER, 
of Harrisburg.  A brother, Samuel GEEDY, of Burnham, also survives. 
Mrs. LAUVER was a member of the Black Log Methodist church. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 26, at 10:00 a. m. in the 
Upper Black Log church.  Burial will be made in the Upper Black Log 
cemetery, directed by W. D. BEHEL & Son, funeral directors. 

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James Blair GRACE, 111 Fifth street, Altoona, died at his home yesterday 
afternoon of complications, at 4:30 o'clock. 
He was the son of Israel P. and Catherine (DAUGHENBAUGH) GRACE and was born 
December 23, 1858 near Saltsburg. 
He is survived by his wife, Lydia G. (GILLIND) GRACE, one daughter, Mrs. 
Delbert CLARK, Altoona; four sons, Wilday, Hopewell; David, Altoona; Elmer, 
Woodbury; Clinton, Altoona; sisters, Mrs. Alice HAMM, Saxton; Mrs. Martin 
EICHELBERGER, Hopewell; brothers, William D., Henrietta; Harry E., Altoona 
and Israel P., Martinsburg.  Twenty-six grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren survive. 
He retired as a mine foreman 15 years ago. 
Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the home.  Interment will 
follow in Yellow Creek cemetery. 

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Mrs. Dora Ellen HOOPER, of Rockhill Furnace, passed away in the J. C. 
Memorial hospital on Wednesday evening, July 3, 1940, at 6:10 o'clock.  She 
had been in failing health for some time and had been a patient in the 
hospital for a week prior to her death. 
A daughter of John and Ellen (WENDELL) CARR, she was born at Terra Alto, 
West Virginia, on November 25, 1868.  At the time of death she was aged 71 
years, seven months and eight days.  She was united in marriage on July 24, 
1890 with Daniel H. HOOPER at Terra Alto, W. Va., by the Rev. C. P. TRIPPET. 
Mr. and Mrs. HOOPER would have celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary 
this month. 
Mrs. HOOPER was a member of the Methodist church of Orbisonia for many years 
and of the Ladies Aid of that church.  She was also a member of the Womans 
Work of the Church of the Brethren, the Orbisonia Sewing Circle and the 
Orbisonia-Rockhill Book Club. 
She is survived by her husband and the following children:  Charles H. 
HOOPER and Mrs. Florence G. GILLILAND, both of Rockhill; Mary, wife of Edwin 
GASTER, of Middletown, Pa.; John C. HOOPER, of Orbisonia.  Ten 
grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers, John CARR, of Ellsworth, 
Wisconsin; Steve CARR, address unknown, and a sister, Mrs. Ocie SHEARER, of 
Pitcairn, also survive. 
Funeral services will be held at the HOOPER home in Rockhill Furnace on 
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of her pastor, the Rev. G. R. 
MCCAHAN, assisted by the Rev. Marion SCHOLTEN and the Rev. William SNYDER. 
Interment in the Orbisonia Odd Fellows cemetery, directed by Green's funeral 
service. 
Friends may call at the HOOPER home anytime until the hour of the service. 

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Mrs. Alice DIVEN, of Shade Gap, passed away in her home on Thursday morning, 
June 8, 1938.  Mrs. DIVEN had been in failing health during the past year. 
She was born at Saltillo, April 19, 1860 and was the daughter of  __ra KOUGH 
and Lemuel CORNELIUS. 
Mrs. DIVEN resided in Shade Gap during the greater part of her lifetime and 
was a devout and faithful member of the Presbyterian church, and an active 
member of the Ladies' Aid and Missionary society.  She was well-known 
throughout her neighborhood and among her numerous friends for her generous 
aid to the poor.  Mrs. DIVEN was a familiar figure in homes when sickness or 
death occurred, or in any situation in which there was an opportunity for 
her to offer her unselfish service.  Through her passing, the community has 
suffered a great loss in a religious, social and civic sense. 
Mrs. DIVEN was united in marriage to Mr. Howard DIVEN, who preceded her to 
the grave in 1925. 
The deceased is survived by three children:  Ira C. DIVEN, of Blairsville, 
L. JESSIE, of East McKeesport, Miss A. Ruth, at home; five grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. J. B. STRAWBRIDGE, of Johnsonburg; 
two half-brothers, James P. CORNELIUS, of Altoona, C. L. CORNELIUS of 
Wilk_sburg; two half-sisters, Mrs. Martha ENYEART, of Saxton and Miss Ida 
CORNELIUS, of Orbisonia. 
The funeral was held at the home in Shade Gap, Saturday morning, June 11 at 
10 o'clock.  The Rev. M. Duncan SALMOND, pastor of the Presbyterian church, 
officiated at the services assisted by the Rev. Mr. WAGNER, pastor of the 
Methodist church.  The undertaker was William BEHEL.  Interment was made in 
the Pine Grove cemetery, Neelyton. 

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Mrs. R. A. ORBISON, widow of the late Robert A. ORBISON, esq., died this 
Saturday morning, April 13, 1940, at 3:25 o'clock at her home, 311 Penn 
street, after an illness of five months. 
Mrs. ORBISON who before her marriage was J. Estella GREGORY, was born in 
Hancock, Maryland, on October 19, 1862, a daughter of Richard GREGORY and 
Ann Lewis SNIVELY.   At the time of death she was aged 77 years, five months 
and twenty-four days. 
She was united in marriage to Robert A. ORBISON June 14, 1894, and came to 
Huntingdon as a bride, where she had resided ever since. 
Surviving are two daughters: Allison (Mrs. I. I. LAMBERT), of Santa Fe, New 
Mexico, and Virginia (Mrs. Stuart BALLANTINE), of Boonton, New Jersey. 
The funeral service will be held at Dick's funeral home on Monday afternoon 
at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. John T. PETERS, pastor of the First 
Presbyterian church, officiating.  Interment will be private. 

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Homer C. BOOHER, a well-known resident of the lower end of the county, died 
at the home of his brother, Martin BOOHER, at eleven o'clock June 21, 1934. 
Death was due to a complication of diseases, after an illness of several 
months.  He was born, August 31, 1870 near Orbisonia, and was a son of 
Joshua and Eveline Wharton BOOHER, both deceased and at the time of his 
death was aged 63 years, 9 months and 20 days.  For several years, Mr. 
BOOHER held the position of game warden in the Orbisonia vicinity.  He was a 
member of the Church of the Brethren. 
He is survived by three brothers, Bower BOOHER of Three Springs, Albert 
BOOHER of Lewistown, and Martin BOOHER, at whose rome [sic] he resided.  Two 
sisters, Mrs. Rebecca JOHNS of Lewistown and Lottie BOOHER of Lewistown, are 
surviving. 
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. HANNAWALT, jr., at the Church of 
the Brethren at two o'clock on Saturday.  With interment in the I. O. O. F. 
cemetery. 

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Mount Union, Nov. 7. -- S. Edward LAIRD MORGAN died at the home of Mrs. 
Irene MORGAN, in Blacklog Valley, where he has made his home the past six 
years, Nov. 5, 1936 at 8:25 a.. m.  He had been in failing health for one 
and one-half years and had been confined to bed the past six months, 
suffering with a heart condition. 
He was the son of Charles W. and Mary Ellen (RUNK) LAIRD.  When a lad of ten 
years of age he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Washington MORGAN, both of whom 
are deceased. 
Mr. MORGAN was a member of the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren in Hill 
Valley. 
Surviving are four brothers and one sister:  Washington LAIRD, of Hill 
Valley; Mrs. George VARNER of Blacklog; George LAIRD of Pogne; Robert LAIRD 
of Lockes Valley; Cloyd LAIRD of Port Clinton, Ohio. 
Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Irene MORGAN, Blacklog 
Valley, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. W. HANAWALT. 
Interment will be made in the Shope cemetery in Blacklog Valley.  Blatt 
funeral service. 

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George GABERT, a lifelong resident of Cromwell township, passed away 
Thursday forenoon, June 23, at 11:55 o'clock, following an illness of 
several months.  Death was due to a complication of diseases. 
He was a son of Sebastian and Catherine (EBERT) GABERT, both deceased, and 
was born in Cromwell township, September 7, 1866.  At the time of death he 
was aged 71 years, 9 months and 16 days. 
He is survived by four sisters:  Mrs. Mary ATHERTON, of R. D., Mount Union; 
Mrs. Clara BARCLAY, of Mapleton Depot; Miss Sarah GABERT, of Altoona, and 
Mrs. Catherine BUSHBY, of New York. 
Funeral services will be held at the home of Lloyd GABERT in Hill Valley on 
Saturday forenoon, June 25, at 9:30 o'clock.  Interment in the Baer-Garver 
cemetery in Hill valley.  The body may be viewed at Green's funeral home in 
Three Springs until 8 o'clock Saturday morning.  Green's funeral service. 

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J. W. Geary CORNELIUS died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter W. SMITH 
at Gilbertsville, Pa., on Monday, September 28, at 1 o'clock p.m.  He was 
the son of Isaac and Margaret (PARKS) CORNELIUS and was born in Hares Valley 
on December 24, 1868. 
The deceased was one of Huntingdon county's famous set of triplets, all of 
whom lived to be sixty years of age or more.  W. T. Sherman CORNELIUS died 
several years ago, and U. S. Grant CORNELIUS, of Robertsdale still survives. 
he is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna SMOUSE, of Altoona. 
He was married forty-five years ago to Anna LYNN and to the union four 
children were born:  Mrs. Walter (Edith) SMITH, of Gilbertsville, Mrs. 
William (Delma?) RUTHERFORD, of Altoona, Mrs. Boyd (Mary) ROSENSTEEL, of 
Mount Union, and Irvin CORNELIUS, of Philadelphia. 
The remains will be brought to the Dunmire funeral home at Mount Union, on 
Wednesday, September 30, 1936 and on Thursday, October 1, 1936, will be 
taken to Bowman's Chapel in Smith Valley where services will be held at 2 p. 
m.  Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. 

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Mrs. Ella (GUYER) HEATH, daughter of Oliver GUYER and Catharine (GILBERT) 
GUYER, both deceased, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. 
and Mrs. Herbert SCOTT, of Orbisonia, on Thursday evening, August 3, 1939 at 
4:45 o'clock. 
She was born in Freestone on May 3, 1872 and at the time of death was aged 
67 years and 3 months. 
On January 1892 she was united in marriage to William HEATH who preceded her 
in death on April 20, 1934. 
Mrs. HEATH was a life-long member of the United Brethren church in 
Orbisonia.  Her faithful devotion to church work made her a person of real 
worth.  Her influence and Christian spirit will be greatly missed in the 
church, home and community. 
Surviving to mourn her passing are one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Edna) SCOTT, 
of Orbisonia, and three grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters:  Ezra 
GUYER, of Ursina, Cyrus GUYER, of Edenville, Clarence GUYER, of Edenville, 
Mrs. Mary HORN, of Chambersburg, Mrs. Anna HORN, of Freestone, Mrs. Jennie 
MACKEY, of Cameron, Illinois, and Miss Gertrude GUYER, of Chambersburg. 
Short prayer services will be held at the SCOTT home on Sunday afternoon, 
August 6th, at 2 o'clock and further services will be held at the Metal 
Methodist church in Franklin county upon the arrival of the funeral cortege. 
The Rev. William SNYDER, pastor of the Orbisonia United Brethren church will 
officiate and interment will be made in the family burial plot in the 
cemetery adjoining the church. 
Friends are being received at the SCOTT home in Orbisonia any time until the 
hour of the services.  Ott's funeral service. 

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Mount Union.  Sept. 22. --  Luther Edmund NOBLE, Sr., a life-long resident 
and highly respected citizen of Orbisonia, passed away at his home there, 
Monday, September 21, 1936 at 6:30 o'clock after an illness that extended 
over 6 years.  He had been confined to his home about 3 years.  He was born 
in Orbisonia.  October 30, 1852 and was the son of Calvin and Jane 
(CAROTHERS) NOBLE.  Mr. NOBLE was a stone mason and brick layer by trade. 
Luther Edmund NOBLE, Sr., was married three times.  The first union was with 
Miss Ann BOLINGER of Blacklog Valley.  After her death he again married and 
this union was with Miss Emma METZ of Big Valley in 1888.  She died February 
3, 1913.  To this union six children, four sons and two daughters were born. 
Following her death Mr. NOBLE again married and this union was with Mrs. 
Francis Snare DOYLE. 
Mr. NOBLE was a member of the Presbyterian church of Orbisonia and was 
interested in every phase of the church work, during his  lifetime. 
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Francis NOBLE, four sons and two daughters who 
are Frank NOBLE, Lewistown; Miss Ruth NOBLE, Edgewood, Pa.: Harry NOBLE, 
Pittsburgh; Luther Edmund NOBLE, Jr., Orbisonia and Mrs. Martha LEIDY, of 
Altoona and Ralph NOBLE, of Ohio.  A number of grandchildren also survive. 
Three brothers survive.  They are Calvin NOBLE, Altoona; William NOBLE, of 
Orbisonia and Lewis NOBLE, Mount Union. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the late home 
in Orbisonia.  Rev. R. A. WARNER of the Presbyterian church will officiate 
and interment will be made in the Orbisonia cemetery, directed by W. Q. 
BLATT, funeral service. 

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INJURIES FATAL TO BLACKLOG MAN 
Highland Eugene MITCHELL, a highly respected young resident of Blacklog 
Valley, died in the J. C. Blair Memorial hospital at 9:30 p. m., Wednesday 
night from internal injuries received Monday of this week when a log fell on 
his body.  The young man was unloading logs at the Goshorn sawmill at 
Shirleysburg when a heavy log slipped and knocked him to the ground.  He was 
removed to the hospital where everything possible was done to save his life 
but his injuries were serious.  He was aged 27 years and 25 days. 
Highland Eugene MITCHELL was born December 16, 1911, the son of Watson and 
Bula Rabenstine MITCHELL.  He attended school in Mount Union when a boy as 
the family were former residents of that place.  Later he attended high 
school in Orbisonia. 
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Orbisonia and was a 
regular attendant at the Sunday School.  He was a young man of splendid 
character and his death at 27 years of age is a great shock to his parents 
and other members of his family. 
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watson MITCHELL and the following 
brothers and sisters:  Susan, wife of George BARR of Center Union; Paul, 
Joseph, Willard, Donald, Dolores and Mary Nora, all at home. 
He is a nephew of Misses Edith and Nora RABENSTINE of Mount Union. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the 
Methodist Episcopal church at Orbisonia.  A prayer service will be held at 
the home at 11 a. m. and the body will then be taken to the church. 
Interment will be made in the Jordon cemetery.  Rev. MCCAHAN, pastor of the 
Methodist church of Orbisonia will officiate. Blatt funeral services. 

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Mrs. Lloyd KEAGY 
Word has been received by Mrs. Nannie YOUNGMAN and the Harvey E. RUTTER 
family of the death of Mrs. Lloyd KEAGY, nee Grace MALONE, of Orbisonia, at 
her home in Whitefish, Montana, on Tuesday night, July 23, 1940, after a 
brief illness. 
Mrs. KEAGY was a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. MALONE, 
of Orbisonia. 
She is survived by two children, Verne and Ralph KEAGY, of Whitefish. 
Funeral services will be held at Whitefish on Friday afternoon. 

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Kathryn (SCHROYER) HUSS, aged 25 years, wife of Robert C. HUSS, of 
Bellefonte, died at 5:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, November 6, in the 
Bellefonte hospital.  She had been ill only a short time. 
Short funeral services were held on Wednesday at 8 P.M. at the home of her 
aunt, Mrs. W. H. SLAGLE, 2111 Eleventh street, Altoona, after which the body 
was shipped to the parents' home in Ashland, Ky. 
Mrs. HUSS was a niece of Mrs. Harvey RUTTER of 510 Moore street, Huntingdon. 
Mr. HUSS was well known to a number of Mount Union and Newton Hamilton 
people as he was stationed at the airport for a considerable time.  These 
friends extend their sympathies to Mr. HUSS in his bereavement. 

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Lewis C. BOLINGER, a former resident of Shirleysburg, died at the home of 
his daughter, Mrs. Annie E. BRANDT, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county.  He 
was 91 years of age, and a member of the Shirleysburg Presbyterian church. 
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m., from the Shirleysburg 
Presbyterian church, with Rev. SALMOND, pastor, officiating.  Interment was 
made in the Walker cemetery. 
Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Ida WOLFKILL, of Newton 
Hamilton; John F. BOLINGER, of McVeytown, Elmer, of Altoona, Guy L., of 
Clinton, Jesse of Pitcairn, Blaine, of Mapleton and Mrs. Gertrude SWARTZ, of 
Mechanicsburg. 

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Miss Amanda B. SHOPE, a lifelong resident of Saltillo, passed away in the 
Lewistown hospital on Thursday night, June 23, at 9:20 o'clock, following an 
extended illness. 
She was a daughter of Benjamin SHOPE and Elizabeth (SECRIST) SHOPE, both 
deceased, and was born in Saltillo August 20, 1865.  At the time of death 
she was aged 72 years, 10 months and 3 days.  She had been a faithful member 
of the Methodist Episcopal church at Saltillo since early childhood. 
One brother and one sister, Mrs. William NYCUM and David F. SHOPE, preceded 
her in death.  She is survived by fifteen nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at her late home in Saltillo on Sunday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. W. BREICHBILL, and 
interment will follow in the Saltillo cemetery.  Green's funeral service. 

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Harvey SMITH, formerly of Mount Union, was instantly killed, and Glenn 
Wilson and Ross Diven were seriously injured when the automobile in which 
they were riding turned over on the Canton, Ohio, Magnolia road, about 9 o' 
clock on Sunday night last, October 15, 1922.  The car crashed into a 
telephone pole and went over into the ditch, pinning the three men 
underneath.  Harvey SMITHS's neck was broken and both upper and lower jaws 
were crushed.  Glen Wilson of Canton, O., and Ross Diven also formerly of 
Mount Union, were seriously injured.  The three young men had only been in 
Canton for a short time. 
Harvey SMITH went from Mount Union to Canton about eight months ago where he 
was employed with the Canton Forge and Axle Co.  He was aged 23 years.  He 
is survived by Daniel SMITH, his father, now of Huntington, W. Va., and the 
following brothers and sisters: Margaret, Mrs. John LEONARD, of Mount Union; 
Harry of Connellsville, Pa.; Lucy, Mrs. Charles CRIST, of Canton, O.; Bruce 
and Ralph of Mount Union.  Mr. SMITH's body reached Mount Union on Tuesday 
night of this week and was taken to the home of  his brother, Bruce SMITH, 
of this place, where funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 10 
o'clock in charge of Rev. David S. CURRY of the Presbyterian church. 
Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Mount Union.  Undertaker 
W. P. DUNMIRE 

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Mrs. George SHAFFER died at her home on East Shirley Street early this 
morning from convulsions, due to pregnancy.  No one was present at the time 
except her two little children, as her husband was absent.  Mrs. SHAFFER was 
formerly Miss Anna COLLINS, a daughter of E. H. COLLINS.  The funeral will 
be held on Saturday.  Full obituary next issue. 

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Peter X. BURKETT- One of the oldest residents of this part of the county, 
died on Monday evening, February 10. 1919 at his home in Shirleysburg, after 
a protracted illness due to heart disease and complications appertaining to 
advanced age.  Mr. BURKETT was a native of Sinking Valley, this county, 
having been born March 18, 1834.  When about eighteen years of age, he moved 
to Orbisonia.  He was twice married, the first unon being with Miss Matilda 
HOOVER, June 27, 1854, and to them nine children were born, of which number 
six are living: They are, Mrs Ella SHEARER, of Orbisonia; William BURKETT, 
of Abingdon, Ill.; Mrs. D. N. KYPER, of Huntingdon; Mrs. S. S. LUTZ, of 
Galesburg, Ill.; Mrs. Emma THOMPSON, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Bruce GILLILAND, 
of Kalispell, Montana; and Mrs. J. A. LANSBERRY, of Newcomerstown, Ohio. 
Harry, Flora and Lawrence are deceased.  Mrs. BURKETT died in August, 1903. 
Mr. BURKETT was married the second time to Mrs. Rettie JEFFRIES, June 12th, 
1906, who survives him as do also one brother, David BURKETT, of Clearfield, 
two sisters Mrs. K. J. ANDERSON, of California and Mrs. M. LIGHTNER, of 
Shirleysburg.  He kept hotel in Shirleysburg for many years, and during that 
time ran a livery and hack as well as farmed to some extent. "Burkett's 
 Hack" became household words around this section in the past years.  He was 
a soldier, a member of the 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and has been active in 
the G. A. R.  Mr. BURKETT united some years ago with the Presbyterian 
church.  The funeral took place from his late residence this (Thursday) 
morning at 10:30 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. George H. SWAYNE of the 
Church of the Brethren.  The G.A. R. participated int he ceremonies giving 
the deceased the military honors due him for faithful service in his country 
's cause.  Interment was made in the Presbyterian cemetery south of 
Shirleysburg. 
W. P. Dunmire was the funeral director. 

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Joseph KURTZ, a well known resident of Orbisonia, died in the J. C. Blair 
Memorial hospital Tuesday, July 27, 1915, after a three weeks illness.  Mr. 
KURTZ was taken to the hospital Friday, July 16, where all that medical aid 
could do for him was done, but his condition failed to improve and at the 
above time he passed away.  Death was due to typhoid and meningitis. 
Joseph KURTZ, was a son of David and Malinda KURTZ, the latter deceased, and 
was born in McConnnellstown, Aug. 18, 1880, being aged at the time of death 
34 years, 11 months and nine days.  Twenty-seven years ago Mr. KURTZ with 
his parents moved to Shirleysburg and later to Orbisonia where his father 
embarked in the hardware business and with whom he has been in partnership 
for a number of years.  About six years ago he was united in marriage to 
Miss GEARHART of Blueball, who survives with two children, David Leroy aged 
four years and Blanche aged two years.  The following brohters and sisters 
also survive: Luden and William of near Shirleysburg, Morrell of the 
Decorum, James of Blueball, Mrs. Porter J. BRIGGS of Mt. Union and Mrs. 
Samuel MYERS of Shirleysburg.  W. W. KURTZ of Huntingdon is an uncle of the 
deceased and a large number of other relatives in this city survive.  Mr. 
KURTZ was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Orbisonia. 
Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Church in Orbisonia Friday at 
11 o'clock with interment in the Germany Valley cemetery, Undertaker Dunmire 

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Fairman Blair GROVE, the little son of Wilburt and Lucretia M. GROVE, died 
at the Blair Hospital, Huntingdon, in an operation on Jan. 20, 1917, at the 
age of 5 years, 4 months and 3 days.  He had been ill for 10 days.  He 
leaves to mourn his death his parents and the following brothers and 
sisters: Gertrude, Carl, Myrtle and Warren.  Short services were held at the 
house on Tuesday forenoon, Jan 23rd, conducted by Dr. CULVER.  The remains 
were conveyed to the Reformed Church in Gilboa, where services were held. 
Undertaker BARBEN. 

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Mrs. Jennie M. STARR, wife of  H. Augustus STARR, died at her home in 
Blacklog Valley, about four miles from this place, at 9:15 o'clock, 
Wednesday night, the 27th ultimo, after an illness of two weeks. 
Mrs. STARR was theeldest daughter of David, (deceased) , and Sarah MCGARVEY, 
and was born at the old homestead farm near Shirleysburg in May, the year 
1862.  About sixteen years ago she was married to Mr. STARR, to which union 
eight children were born, the eldest, a girl, not yet being 15 years of age. 
Deceased is also, besides the husband and these children, survived by her 
aged mother, one sister, Miss Anna, at home; three brothers, Henry, of Mount 
Union; Edward, of Shirley township, and Samuel, at home. 
Jennie May (MCGARVEY) STARR was a woman held in high esteem by all who were 
so fortunate as to make her acquaintance in life.  She was of quiet 
disposition and a pleasant manner; an affectionate daughter and sister, a 
true wife and a loving mother, and she will be greatly missed by her 
relatives and many friends.  We join the bereaved husband, the children, and 
relatives friend's in extending sympathy in their hour of affliction and 
hope that they may find condolence in the fact that their loss is her 
eternal gain. 
Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church-of which she had been a 
consistent member for many years-in Blacklog Valley, Saturday morning at 10 
o'clock, Rev. Father Walsh officiating.  After the services the remains were 
taken to the family burying ground near Shirleysburg for interment. 

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Relatives here received word Saturday that Mrs. Catharine Dunn RUTTER had 
died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Naughton near 
Turtle Creek.  Mrs. RUTTER was the widow of W. Scott RUTTER and the family 
resided and were well known in Springfield township and Orbisonia until the 
death of Mr. RUTTER, after which Mrs. RUTTER moved to Turtle Creek.  Funeral 
services were held at the Naughton home today, (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. 

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David E. ISENBERG, a highly respected citizen of Orbisonia, died at this 
residence Thursday night, March 30th, after an illness of several months' 
duration of kidney trouble, aged 68 years, 11 months and 4 days.  Mr. 
ISENBERG was a good man, a kind husband and father and will be missed in the 
home circle as well as by a host of friends.  He has filled various offices 
in our town, that of street commissioner and high constable with credit and 
ability.  He was a member of the Reformed church for years but having no 
church here has been connected with the U. B. church where he took an active 
part and was always present at the services until prevented by illness.  He 
was married to Miss Elizabeth GROVE who still survives with the following 
children: Mrs. Bertha WERTZ of Altoona and John ISENBERG at home and one 
brother, Joel ISENBERG of Morrison Cove, Blair county, besides a host of 
other near relatives who mourn his departure.  Funeral services were held 
from the late residence Saturday afternoon at one o'clock in charge of Rev. 
WEAVER, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in Odd Fellows 
cemetery, Rockhill.  Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: 
Joseph GROVE of Canton, Ohio; Harvey GROVE of Blue Ball, Clearfield county; 
James ENYEART, Pitcairn; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. BAKER, Huntingdon; Samuel GROVE 
and daughter of Saltillo; Edward HUDSON and Mr. and Mrs. ZWINGLE ENYEART of 
Three Springs; Mrs. Porter BRIGGS and two children of Mt. Union; Luden KURTZ 
and wife of Germany Valley; Morrell KURTZ,of Decorum; Wm. KURTZ and wife of 
Hill Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WERTZ of Altoona; and Mr. and Mrs. D.H. 
CONRAD of Hollidaysburg.  (The remainder of the obituary is not visible.DW) 

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Hezekiah E. HOOPER of Hill Valley dropped dead at the Tyrone railroad 
station about 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Jan. 2nd, shortly after 
alighting fom train No. --, due at Tyrone at 2:08.  Mr. HOOPER was a retired 
farmer and a veteran of the Civil war.  He had been visiting relatives at 
Halifax, near Harrisburg, and was on his way to Altoona, where he had been 
making his home with his children.  He seemed to be in his ususal health 
when he boarded the train west and at Mount Union he met his niece, Mrs. 
Benjamin Hammon, who was accompanying him on his trip.  However, on the way 
he complained of not feeling so good and decided to get off the train at 
Tyrone and board a later one for Altoona, thinking the change would better 
his condition.  Mr. HOOPER fell over after they had gone through the subway 
at Tyrone, expiring instantly. He was at once cared for and company 
physicians Musser and Lowrie were summoned, pronouncing his death due to 
heart trouble.  The two sons, John E. and Basil HOOPER, living in Altoona, 
were notified and they went to Tyrone on the evening train.  Coroner 
Blackburn was also summoned and decided that an inquest was unnecessary.  A 
half brother, W. H. HOOPER, lives near Tipton.  Hezekiah HOOPER was 71 years 
old and was well known in this vicinity.  After the death of his wife in 
Hill Valley, several years ago, he broke up housekeeping and made sale and 
had been making his home in Altoona.  A part of the summer, however, he 
spent in Hill Valley among friends.  The remains were brought to Mount Union 
last Tuesday and funeral was held from the Methodist church.  Interment in 
the Odd Fellows' cemetery. 

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John HOLDEN,(Mount Union) one of the oldest persons in this vicinity, died 
at the home of a son, Donald H. HOLDEN, Kistler, on Fri. Dec 11, 1936, at 
the advanced age of 88 years, 9 months, 10 days, death being due to the 
infirmities of old age. 
He was born at Doylesburg, Franklin County, Feb. 2, 1848, a son of Edward 
and Katherine HOLDEN. He was one of a large family.  He was united in 
marriage with Frances Jeanetta KANE and to this union seven children were 
born. He was by occupation a farmer and lived at Cedar Rock, Huntingdon 
County, for almost fifty years. He came to Mount Union to reside some years 
ago when he became too infirm to continue active work. 
He was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church at 
Cedar Rock almost his entire lifetime. 
Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mary, wife of William 
MOORE of Mount Union, James, Michael, Donald and Francis, all of Kistler. 
Thomas HOLDEN of Three Springs, and Margaret, wife of John MCMANIGAL, of 
Three Springs R.D.; fifteen grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Mary RHINE of 
Newburg and a brother James HOLDEN of Orbisonia, also survive. 
The funeral service at St. Mary's Catholic Church was officiated by the Rev. 
Fr. John A. KER( obituary is discontinued at this point. DW) 

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Joseph Porter STAUFFER, aged 69 years, seven months and twenty two days died 
at his home in Orbisonia on Monday, October 2, 1939 at 9:30 p.m. He had been 
in ill health for three years, but a heart attack was the immediate cause of 
his death. 
Mr. STAUFFER was born at Rebekah's Forge, Huntingdon County on February 10, 
1870, a son of George and Salome (ISENBERG) STAUFFER, both deceased. On May 
12, 1892, at Orbisonia, he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Gertrude 
KELLY, of Orbisonia. 
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Frank KELLY, West 
Decatur, Mrs. Beama ZECHMAN, Juniata, Elwood STAUFFER, Warren, Ohio, Paul 
STAUFFER, Altoona; also, a brother, Samuel STAUFFER, of Tyrone, and a 
sister, Mrs. James PROUGH, of Huntingdon. 
Prior to taking up residence in Orbisonia, Mr. STAUFFER resided in Altoona. 
He was a meatcutter by occupation. He was a member of the United Brethren 
Church at Orbisonia. Possessed of an affable disposition, he enjoyed the 
friendship of a wide circle of friends. His passing will be keenly felt, not 
only at home but in the neighborhood as well. 
Rev. William SNYDER was in charge of funeral services. Interment was made in 
the Jordan Cemetery.  OTT's Funeral Service. 

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Solomon Hamer GROVE died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Book, in 
Shirleysburg, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1940, at 1:15 a.m. Death was the result of 
cerebral apoplexy. 
He was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Jane (FOSTER) GROVE, and was born 
in Shirley township on Dec. 14, 1858. At the time of death he was aged 81 
years, 26 days. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. He was a 
farmer by occupation. Mr. GROVE was united in marriage to Catherine Eliza 
GROVE, who preceded him in death eighteen years ago. Since her passing, he 
has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BOOK. 
Surviving are two sons and three daughters: Hayden GROVE and Mason GROVE, 
both of Altoona; Mrs. John CUMMINGS, of Orbisonia; Mrs. Samuel NORRIS, of 
Hill Valley and Mrs.. Daniel BOOK, Shirleysburg. Twenty-four grandchildren 
and six great grandchildren also survive. 
He was a member of the Gilboa Evangelical and Reformed Church, but for the 
past few years he had been attending the Methodist church in Shirleysburg. 
He was an active member of the Shirleysburg Grange, having been master at 
various times. In his passing his family mourns the loss of a kind, devoted 
father and the community has lost a respected citizen. 
The Rev William SNYDER, of Newton Hamilton, will officiate at a service in 
the Methodist church in Shirleysburg. Interment in the Gilboa Cemetery will 
be in the charge of OTT's Funeral Services.

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