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


Mrs. Lucinda (BOOHER) SHINGLER, widow of Christopher SHINGLER, died at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert ALTER, 524 Chestnut St., Hagerstown, Md., 
Sat., Dec. 9, 1939. 
She was born in Cromwell township, May 5, 1857, hence at the time of her 
death she was aged 82 years, seven months and four days. For the past 
twenty-eight years she had made her home in Rockhill Furnace.  Surviving are 
the following children: Mrs. Samuel ALTER, Waynesboro; Mrs. Robert ALTER, 
Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Edward WILLIAMS, Pittsburgh; Mrs. L. A. KEPHART, 
Orbisonia; Paul SHINGLER, Rock Hill Furnace; Clarence W. BOOHER, Pitcairn. 
The following stepchildren, Mrs. Wilbur GROVE, Mattawana, Oscar SHINGLER, 
Orbisonia; thirty-six grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren 
also survive.  The Rev. Martin SCHOLTEN will officiate at funeral services. 
Interment will be at Jordon Cemetery.  OTT's Funeral Service. 

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Mrs. Mary Grace (GEARHART) COLLINS, widow of the late Rev. John C. COLLINS, 
who served numerous Methodist churches as pastor for many years in 
Pennsylvania prior to his death in 1934, passed away at her home in Orbisonia, Pa., Saturday 
night, January 7, at 11 o'clock. She had been in failing health the past year and 
her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was aged 61 years, 4 
months and 14 days. Until a few months ago Mrs. Collins resided in Mount 
Union during the winter time and spent the summer at her cottage at the 
Methodist Training Camp in Newton Hamilton. 
Mary Grace GEARHART COLLINS was born in Philipsburg, Pa., August 23, 1877, 
the daughter of Charles and Catherine FLEGAL. She was united in marriage with 
Rev. John C. COLLINS, March 30, 1905, at Newton Hamilton. Rev. COLLINS died 
June 19, 1934. His last charge was at Williamsport and he served important 
Methodist churches in various parts of Pa. during his ministry. 
Mrs. COLLINS was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Williamsport. 
Surviving are three sons and one daughter. They are Mrs. Albert T. SINER, of 
Berlin, New Jersey; Paul F. COLLINS, Orbisonia; Charles C. COLLINS, 
Orbisonia and S. Thoburn COLLINS of Gangerteis, N. Y. There are thirteen 
grandchildren. Dorothy COLLINS, granddaughter made her home with her 
grandmother. 
One sister, Mrs. R. B. FIELDS, of Newton Hamilton and two brothers, H. S. 
GEARHART of Bellwood and Orrin C. GEARHART of Canton, Ohio, also survive. 
After a short prayer service at the Blatt Funeral Home, the body will be 
taken to the Methodist Episcopal church at Newton Hamilton where the funeral 
services will be held. The Rev. G. R. McCahan, pastor of the Methodist 
church of Orbisonia, assisted by Rev. KEPPLER of the Newton Hamilton church, 
will officate. Interment will be made in the grave beside that of her late 
husband, Rev. John C. COLLINS in the memorial cemetery at Newton Hamilton. 

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Mount Union.  June 19.--Percival Dewees BROWNING, of New York City, a native 
of Orbisonia, Huntingdon county, died in New York City, June 15, 1936 after 
a lingering illness.  He was born at Orbisonia, Pa., September 1884 and was 
the only son of the late Dr. W. T. and LaRue Dewees BROWNING.  He was reared 
to young manhood there and was graduated from the Orbisonia high school, 
later receiving a degree from Bucknell University. 
He was very active in the mining of coal at Woodvale and Robertsdale and 
also served with other engineering projects in that locality when a young 
man.  For some time he was associated with the Bureau of Mines at Pittsburgh 
after which he spent two years in post graduate work at Columbia University, 
New York City. 
Later he became associated with the Berwind-White Coal Co. at Windber, Pa., 
after which he returned to New York City to accept a seat on the faculty of 
Columbia University, on which he served from 1925 to 1929.  He then became a 
Mining Consultant. 
On December 17, 1935 Mr. BROWNING entered the Medical Center in New York 
City for observation and after a lingering illness died June 15th. 
Surviving are his widow, who was prior to her marriage on June 24, 1926, 
Mrs. Daisy Belle COLE; and one sister, Mrs. Enis W. POGUE, of Aspinwall, Pa. 
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 or upon arrival of the body at the 
Blatt Funeral Home in Orbisonia Friday afternoon when the Rev. M. S. Q. 
MELLOTT will officiate and interment will be made in the Orbisonia cemetery. 

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William H. DELL 
After lingering five days from a heart attack with which he was seized while 
at work in the sand plant, William H. DELL, one of Mapleton's prominent 
citizens, passed to the Great Beyond at 5[? ] o'clock on Tuesday evening, 
January 23, 1940. 
William Howard DELL was the second son of Ephraim and Mary E. (WRIGHT) DELL, 
both deceased and was born in Cass township, Huntingdon county, on the 
fifteenth day of December, 1867.  He was, therefore, aged 72 years, 1 month 
and 8 days. 
On December 22, 1898, Mr. DELL, more familiarly known as "Billy," married 
Mary E. CHILCOTE, also of Cass township.  To this union were born two sons 
and one daughter.  One son, Robert, died while quite young.  Wilbur DELL, of 
Mapleton, and Mrs. Mildred RODDY, of Huntingdon, the other two children, 
survive along with the bereaved wife and mother.  He is survived by the 
following brothers and sisters:  J. G. DELL and Mrs. Dorothy J. HECK, of 
Huntingdon; Adam B. DELL and Anderson B. DELL, of Mapleton; and Mrs. Nora A. 
CHILCOTE and M. Chalmer DELL, both of Smith valley.  Three grandchildren and 
many nieces and nephews lament the passing of grandfather and "Uncle Will." 
William H. DELL was a member of the Methodist church of Mapleton and a 
charter member of Washington Camp No. 59, P.O.S. of A. of Mapleton, from 
which he received some time ago a gold medal for fifty years service in the 
order.  He instituted Camp 662, P.O.S. of A., at Latta Grove.  He was quiet 
and unassuming and very industrious.  For more than fifty years he had been 
engaged in stone quarry work, mining and sand manufacturing. 
A Christian, patriotic, industrious home-maker has gone to the home prepared 
for those who believe and prepare for the same. 
Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, and 
the remains will then be taken to Bowman's Chapel church in Smith valley, 
where friends may view the body.  Services will be in charge of his pastor, 
Rev. C. B. LITTLETON, of the Methodist church of Mapleton.  Interment in the 
Bowman's Chapel cemetery will be directed by Green's funeral service. 

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Charles D. DICK, of 95 N. Pine street, Lewistown, passed away at the home of 
his mother, Mrs. Sue DICK, 315 Eleventh street, Huntingdon, on Saturday 
morning, November 28, at 6 o'clock.  He had come to Huntingdon on November 
17th to attend the funeral of his father, John K. DICK, and had since been 
visiting in the home of his mother.  On Thanksgiving evening he was stricken 
with a stroke, and never regained consciousness.  He had been in failing 
health for five years prior to his death, the last two years of which he was 
confined to his room. 
Charles D. DICK was a son of John K. DICK, deceased, and Sue DICK, of 
Huntingdon, and was born at Marklesburg, Huntingdon county, April 2, 1879. 
At the time of death he was aged 57 years, 7 months and 26 days.  He was 
educated in the public schools of Marklesburg and Huntingdon and on October 
17, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia B. NYCUM, of Everett. 
Their married life was spent in Huntingdon, Orbisonia and the past 15 years 
in Lewistown.  For six years prior to his failing health he was foreman of 
painters at the Viscose plant in Lewistown.  He was a consistent member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church of Lewistown. 
He is survived by his wife and two children:  John DICK, of Lewistown, and 
Sue DICK, of New York City, also his mother, two brothers and one sister. 
Kirby DICK and Clarence DICK, of Huntingdon, and Mrs. Paul STRATIFF, of 
Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Dick's 
funeral home in Huntingdon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. John DOUGHERTY, of 
Lewistown.  Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery at Huntingdon. 

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Mount Union.  Nov. 30.--Mrs. Emma C. Barber SHINGLER, a resident of 
Orbisonia, died in the J. C. Blair Memorial hospital, Huntingdon, November 
27, 1936 at 10:20 p. m. after an illness of some months.  She had been a 
patient in the hospital 4 days before her death.  She was born at Saltillo, 
Dec. 22, 1877, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (CURFMAN) KEITH.  She 
was twice married. 
The first union was with Russell BARBER in 1894.  To this union 4[?] 
children were born, 3 of whom survive.  Mr. BARBER died March 17, 1907. 
The second union was with Oscar E. SHINGLER, March 20, 1915. 
Mrs. SHINGLER was a member of the Orbisonia Methodist Episcopal church, a 
member of the Ladies' Aid and of the Ladies' Bible class of the Sunday 
School.  She was interested in all phases of the church work. 
Surviving are her husband, Oscar SHINGLER, one son and two daughters:  Fern 
BARBER, Isabel, wife of Hayes CHILCOAT, Orbisonia; Alice, wife of J. N. 
EDMISTON, of Altoona as well as 7 grandchildren.  Miss Isabel DRAKE, a 
granddaughter made her home with her grandmother.  There are 3 stepchildren: 
Mrs. Hazel MUMMA, Harrisburg; Clarence SHINGLER, Altoona and Wilber 
SHINGLER, of Orbisonia. 
There are also three brothers and three sisters as follows:  Mrs. Jennie 
BRINDLE, Tyrone; Mrs. John SMITH, Brackenridge, Pa., and Mrs. Harvey ROLES, 
Saltillo; Frank KEITH, Saltillo, Calvin KEITH, Shirleysburg and Myers KEITH 
of Rockhill Furnace. 
The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hayes CHILCOAT in 
Orbisonia Sunday morning and services were held this Monday afternoon at 2 o 
'clock in charge of the pastor of the Methodist Church Rev. M. S. Q. 
MELLOTT.  Interment was made in the Saltillo Cemetery.  Blatt Funeral 
service. 

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Mrs. Rosa WIELAND 
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Boalsburg Reformed church 
for Mrs. Rosa WIELAND, widow of John M. WIELAND, formerly of Boalsburg, who 
died at her home in Palmyra last Friday morning after an illness of two years.  The 
services were in charge of the Rev. LEINBACH, Mrs. WIELAND's pastor at Palmyra, 
who was assisted by the Rev. H. L. WINK of the Boalsburg church.  Interment was 
made in the Boalsburg cemetery. 
Mrs. WIELAND, was born 72 years ago in Alexandria, Huntingdon county, the 
daughter of James and Susan KENNEDY.  Shortly after her marriage there, the 
WIELANDs moved to Boalsburg and 21 years ago moved to Palmyra. 
The deceased is survived by the following children  Mrs. William KLINGER, 
Boalsburg; Guy, Boyd, Mrs. Clem FASOLD and Mrs. Harry EVANS, all of Palmyra; 
Mrs. William SNYDER, Norristown; Mrs. Rebecca BYLE, Lebanon; and Daniel of 
Hagerstown, Md.  Other relatives who attended Monday's services were Frank 
E. WIELAND, Linden Hall; W. S. and A. P. WIELAND, State College; Mrs. Maude 
RISHEL, Wilkes-Barre; Samuel HEILMAN, Palmyra; and C. U. WIELAND of 
Orbisonia. 

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Mount Union.  Jan. 27.--T. Orville CHILCOAT, a lifelong resident of Rockhill 
Furnace, Huntingdon county, died in the Lewistown hospital at 1 a. m., 
January 26, 1937, following a major operation.  He had been in failing 
health six months and was taken to the hospital at Lewistown on December 31, 
1936.  He was the son of A. M. and Nina (MADDEN) CHILCOAT and was born at 
Rockhill Furnace on May 28, 1896. 
He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Mae GROVE on February 24, 1920 at 
Huntingdon, Pa. 
Mr. CHILCOAT had been in the employ of the East Broad Top Railroad Company 
at intervals for more than 20 years and the last job he was on continuously 
for more than 10 years, as a bus mechanic.  He served as auditor of the 
Rockhill borough for several terms.  He was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of Orbisonia. 
Surviving are his wife and four daughters, Winifred, Gwendolyn, Jane and 
Barbara, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. CHILCOAT and two brothers and 
one sister.  They are A. Ward CHILCOAT and Miss Erma CHILCOAT, of Rockhill 
Furnace and H. Hayes CHILCOAT of Orbisonia. 
Funeral services will be held from his late residence in Rockhill Friday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Officiating ministers will be Rev. M. S. Q. 
MELLOTT, Rev. William SNYDER and Rev. H. W. HANAWALT.  Interment will take 
place in the Orbisonia cemetery. 
Friends may call after Wednesday evening until the hour of the service. 
Blatt Funeral Service. 

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Mrs. Harvey E. RUTTER 
Many hearts were saddened in Huntingdon this morning when it became known 
that Mrs. Mary Myrtle RUTTER, wife of Harvey E. RUTTER, of 510 Moore street, 
had passed away in the J. C. Blair Memorial hospital on this Friday morning, 
August 11, 1939 at 2:15 o'clock.  Mrs. RUTTER had been ill only a short 
while. 
She was born in Fannettsburg, Franklin county on April 3, 1880 and was the 
daughter of William W. and Mary A. (BOLLINGER) MALONE, both deceased.  At 
the time of death she was aged 59 years, 4 months and 8 days. 
Mrs. RUTTER was beloved by all who knew her and her passing came as a shock 
to her immediate family and a large circle of friends.  She was a faithful 
and devout member of the First Methodist church and served faithfully and 
diligently in many of the church organizations. 
She was also a member of Post 44 Circle 201, Ladies of the G. A. R.  In her 
everyday living Mrs. RUTTER always exemplified the true Christian spirit. 
She was a loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her immediate 
family. 
On June 13, 1900 she was united in marriage to Harvey E. RUTTER at 
Huntingdon.  The Rev. M. L. SMITH, then pastor of the Huntingdon Methodist 
church, read the wedding vows. 
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Harvey E. RUTTER and four 
children:  Miss Hope N. RUTTER, at home, John H. RUTTER, of Bellefonte, 
Charles W. RUTTER, of Huntingdon, and Miss Dorothy E. RUTTER, of Baltimore, 
Maryland and one grandson, William Charles RUTTER, of Huntingdon. 
One brother, John A. MALONE, of Mount Jewett, Penn'a., and five sisters: 
Mrs. Jennie MAYNE, of Shelby, Iowa, Mrs. W. B. COONS, of Bowbella, North 
Dakota, Mrs. R. L. SCHROYER of Huntington, West Virginia, Mrs. Nannie 
YOUNGMAN, of Huntingdon, and Mrs. W. H. SLAGLE, of Altoona. 
Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist church in Huntingdon on 
Monday, afternoon, August 14th, at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. C. W. FIELDS will 
officiate and interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. 
Friends may call at the RUTTER home, 510 Moore street, any time after 7 o' 
clock this Friday evening until the noon hour on Monday, and at the church 
after 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon until the hour of the services at 2:30 
p. m. 
Clark's[?] funeral service. 

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Nathan S. BERNHARDT 
(Special to The Daily News) 
Mount Union, Dec. 4.--Nathan S. BERNHARDT, of Orbisonia, died suddenly of 
heart trouble, at his farm in Blacklog Valley, Monday morning, December 2, 
1935, at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 14 days.  Mr. BERNHARDT enjoyed 
going to his farm each day and working around and on this morning his son 
took him out and returned in the evening to bring him home.  He found his 
lifeless body, and a physician called to examine it, stated that he had 
evidently passed away soon after going there in the morning. 
Nathan S. BERNHARDT was born at Jefferson, York county, Pa., March 18, 1860, 
the son of Edward and Lydia (SHUE) BERNHARDT.  He was one of a family of 6 
children, 4 sons and 2 daughters.  When quite young he moved with his 
parents to Dublin Mills, Huntingdon county where he grew to manhood.  Mr. 
BERNHARDT resided there for a number of years and engaged in the milling 
trade and taught school for several years in later years he became 
interested in farming and was a well known resident of Blacklog Valley. 
In 1932 he gave up the work on the farm and moved to Orbisonia where he was 
employed by the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company as a carpenter. 
Here he made many friends and worked faithfully until his health began to 
fail and he was forced to retire from active work in November 1934.  Since 
that time he had kept interested in attending to work on his farm in 
Blacklog Valley. 
On August 11, 1887 Nathan S. BERNHARDT was united in marriage with Miss 
Laura E. BOLLINGER, who survives with 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters. 
They are:  Edward Carlisle BERNHARDT, of Akron, Ohio; Fred G. BERNHARDT, of 
Waterloo, Iowa; W. Paul BERNHARDT, of Rockhill Furnace; William R. 
BERNHARDT, at home and two daughters, Miss Mabel BERNHARDT and Miss Olga 
BERNHARDT, of Pittsburgh. 
Three granddaughters, Gladys, Huberta May and Evelyn BERNHARDT also survive 
as well as one brother, Jackson BERNHARDT, of Newton Hamilton. 
Funeral services will be held from his late residence, Upper Ridgely street, 
Orbisonia, Thursday afternoon, December 5th, at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. 
M. S. Q. MELLOTT.  Interment will be made in the Orbisonia Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the home to pay their respects Wednesday and until the 
time of the funeral Thursday afternoon.  Blatt Funeral Service. 

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MRS. MARGARET D. PRICE 
The community of Shade Gap was shocked to hear of the death of one of the 
oldest citizens of the southern end of Huntingdon county recently. 
Mrs. Margaret D. PRICE of Shade Gap, Pa. was born August 10, 1850, and 
passed away June 28, 1935, at 1:30 a. m. aged 84 years, 10 months and 18 
days. 
She was the oldest daughter of Robert and Marion JONES and was born and 
reared near Nossville, Pa. 
On September 5, 1870, she was married to William A. Price, who preceded her 
in death about 20 years ago.  To this union was born the following children: 
S. H. PRICE, W. C. PRICE and Mrs. Ella C. WATERS, of Shade Gap, Pa.; R. H. 
PRICE  and J. H. PRICE of Wood, Pa.; Mrs. Amanda BLACK of Lewistown, Pa.; C. 
W. PRICE of Shirleysburg, Pa.; Owen O. PRICE of  Mount Union, Pa.; Arthur A. 
PRICE, of McConnellsburg, Pa.  Deceased children are as follows:  Mrs. Anna 
HOCKENBERRY and Mrs. Harry A. MYERS, Asenath Gertrude, John Melvin and a 
child died at birth.  She was the mother of fourteen children, thirty-eight 
grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. 
Mrs. PRICE spent most of her life in and around Shade Gap and was called by 
all who knew her "Grandmother" PRICE. 
In early childhood she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was a 
faithful member until she passed into the church triumphant and "That Land 
that is Fairer than Day."  her home was always open to her pastor and family 
and her church received first consideration above other ordinary things. 
The wayfaring traveler who found his way to her door was never turned away 
hungry.  She believed in the words "A cup of cold water given in the masters 
name" would bring its reward of blessing. 
She was a kind and loving mother, and a good neighbor having a lovely 
disposition despite her advanced age, and for over a year she was totally 
blind. 
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Shade Gap in charge of 
her pastor, Rev. J. Arthur GARVER of Burnt Cabins, Pa., who preached a very 
comforting sermon. 
She was laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery in Dublin township.  William 
BEHEL funeral director. 
"Jesus while our hearts are bleeding 
  O'er the spoils that death has won, 
We would at this solemn meeting 
  Calmly say they will be done. 
By thy hands the boon was given 
  Thou hast taken but thine own 
Lord of earth and God of Heaven 
  Evermore Thy will be done." 
                ---Written by her son Arthur [clipping ends here]
 

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Bruce HEGIE-A well known resident and farmer of near Shade Gap, died in the 
Blair Memorial hospital, Thursday morning, August 9th of complications, aged 
55 years.  He is survived by his father and three sisters of near Shade Gap. 
He was a very industrious, upright man and liked by every one that knew him. 
He was a kind neighbor and friend.  High mass was held at the St. Mary's 
church nar Shade Gap by Father Kerkoska.  The funeral was largely attended. 
Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery adjoining the church.  Funeral 
Director, W. P. Dunmire. 

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The following account of the death of Mrs. I. C. KELLEY of Latrobe, a native 
of this county, is taken from the Latrobe Bulletin of August 31, 1922.  Mrs. 
KELLEY being the eldest daughter of the late Robert G. and Nancy GILLILAND 
GIFFORD, of Shirley Township. 
Following an illness of several months duration, Mrs. I. C. KELLY(sic), aged 
66 years, 8 months and 7 days, died at 11:50 yesterday morning at her home 
at 338 Thompson street.  Surviving are her husband and the following 
children: Mrs. O. F. SNYDER of Mount Union: W. D. KELLY of Maryland: R. O. 
KELLY of Oakmont: J. E. KELLY of Chicago Heights: Mrs. Lain HARMON of 
Oakmont: W. S. KELLY of Youngstown: B. D. KELLY, of Latrobe: and Miss Hazel 
at home. 
Twenty-four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive as do two 
sisters, Mrs. S. H. JOHNSON of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. E. C. HELER, of 
New Cumberland, and three brothers, J. S. GIFFORD of Munball; J.A. GIFFORD 
of Mount Union. and G. B. GIFFORD also of Mount Union.  The funeral services 
were held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charrge of Rev. E. W. KELLEY. 
Interment was made in Youngstown cemetery. 

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Raymond BLAKE, who has been confined in a sanitarium near Pittsburgh for 
several years, died in that institution last Wednesday and the remains were 
brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. Eliza BLAKE, in Rockhill where 
funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.  Besides his mother he is 
survived by one brother John, at home, and a sister residing at Pittsburgh. 
Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery, Rockhill.  The sympathy is extended to 
the sorrowing relatives and friends. 

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David F. CASSADY, a well known retired Pennsy shopman, died at the residence 
of his son, James A. CASSADY in Altoona, on Sunday of this week, November 
26th of a complication of diseases, incident to advanced age. 
Mr. CASSADY was a native of Vermont where he was born in 1850.  His parents 
were natives of Ireland.  In early life he worked at farming and then he 
went to New York and later came to Pennsylvania.  He worked in Mifflin 
county as a farm hand, cradling wheat while the farmer's daughter raked the 
grain after him.  He married the same girl and had lived in this state ever 
since. 
In Mifflin county he engaged in farming, the farm being located between 
Mount Union and Newton Hamilton.  He served for two terms as a school 
director in Wayne township and was township assessor for the same length of 
time.  He was the father of fourteen children.  Six are living, five sons 
and a daughter surviving him.  His wife died twenty eight years ago. 
Mr. CASSADY entered the employ of the Pennsy in 1895 as a blacksmith helper 
in the Juniata shops.  He worked continuously for the company until he was 
retired on December 1, 1920. 
The children who survive are as follows: James A., Thomas I., John W., 
Milton H., all of Altoona: Dr. Ray D. CASSADY of Pittsburgh: and Mrs. Flora 
BRUMBAUGH of Lakemont Terrace: also by the following brothers and sisters: 
O. J., of Mount Union, James of Huntingdon, Joseph of Canada, and Mrs. Ellen 
SNYDER of Mount Union. 
Brief funeral services were held from the home of his son at 1312 Third 
avenue, where he died on Monday evening and Tuesday morning the remains were 
taken to Newton Hamilton for interment. 

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In sad but loving remembrance of our dear brother, Frederick S. HARRIS, who 
departed this life one year ago today, October 27th, 1918, of influenza at 
his home in Pogue, Pa.  He was the son of Frederick and Catherine HARRIS. 
His father preceded him to the grave five years.  He was born in Orbisonia 
Sept. 9, 1884.  He left a wife and four children, eldest thirteen, youngest 
4 years.  Also two sisters and two brothers, Minnie, Mae, Roy, Arthur. 

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Miss Kate DOUGLASS died at the home of her brother John, in Shirleysburg 
Monday after a short illness, death being due to an attack of pneumonia. 
For years Miss DOUGLASS had been a helpless invalid, the greater part of 
which time she was compelled to sit in a chair and she had to be cared for 
the same as a child.  The lady's physical condition that she endured for so 
many years was due to rheumatism.  In all her afflictions she seemed bright 
and cheerful and bore her affliction with Christian fortitude.  Miss 
DOUGLASS was held in high esteem by her many friends. 
The deceased was a child of God and served him for many years.  Rev. FINNEY 
officiated at the funeral servies.  In religion Miss DOUGLASS was a 
Presbyterian.  She is survived by her brother at whose home she died, and by 
B. F. DOUGLASS, another brother who resides at Mt. Union.  Interment in 
Shirleysburg cemetery. 

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Jay R. RUMMEL 
The death of Jay R. RUMMEL, secretary of the Mount Union borough Council, 
who passed away at his home 114 South Shaver Street, Mount Union, Thursday 
afternoon, January 13, 1944, came as a great shock to his family and 
friends, as he had not been ill and had been at his office in the Municipal 
Building as usual.  He was on his way home from his work when he was 
stricken ill on East Market Street.  A friend who was passing noticed that 
he was removing his glasses and when he approached him saw that he was very 
ill.  He helped him to his home where he died at 3:15 before the doctor 
arrived. 
Mr. RUMMEL was a member of one of Mount Union's oldest families.  He was 
born in Mount Union, the son of John and Elizabeth Hinkell RUMMEL, was 
reared in his native town and attended the Mount Union schools.  After his 
graduation from high school he completed a course in finance at the Pierce 
Business College in Philadelphia.  He was assistant superintendent of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Tie Treating Plant at Mt. Union from 1910 to 1932 and 
had served as secretary of the borough council since January, 1934. 
On December 31, 1931, Mr. RUMMEL and Miss Carrie WILSON were united in 
marriage.  They built an attractive new home on Shaver Street where they had 
lived ever since.  Mr. RUMMEL attended the First Methodist Church Mount 
Union, and was a member of the Brotherhood Bible Class.  He was a member of 
the Mount Moriah lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons, Huntingdon. 
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie WILSON RUMMEL, one sister Mrs. Annie 
RUMMEL BASSETT of Moylan, Pa.; and two nieces and a nephew;  Mrs. Elizabeth 
CROSBY of Carlisle; Mrs. Effie COWDAN of Los Angeles, Calif.; and John 
Kenneth RUMMEL of Philadelphia. 
The funeral service will be held at the RUMMEL home at 2 o'clock, Sunday 
afternoon, the Rev. Dr. KAUFFMAN, Newton Hamilton, and the Rev. Edgar A. 
HENRY, pastor of the First Methodist Church Mount Union, officiating. 
Interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Mount Union.  Members of 
the Mount Union Borough Council will act as pallbearers.  Friends are being 
received at the late residence.  Clark funeral service. 

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Allison Denny SWOPE of Star Route, Huntingdon (Trough Creek Valley), passed 
away in the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, at Huntingdon on Tuesday morning, 
Dec. 22, 1942, at 12:15 o'clock, following an illness of two days from a 
cerebral hemorrhage. He had been employed at the Huntingdon Machine and 
Foundry Company only a few days, when he was taken ill. 
Allison Denny SWOPE was born in Union Township, June 23, 1880, hence he was 
aged at the time of death 62 years, 5 months and 27 days.  He was a son of 
Madison SWOPE and Belle (SMITH) SWOPE, both deceased. 
Surviving are his wife, whose maiden name was Mae WEEDMAN, and one sister, 
Mrs. J. Oscar BERGANTZ of Huntingdon. 
He attended the Methodist Church. 
Funeral services will be held from McClain's Funeral Home in Cassville on 
Thursday afternoon, Dec. 24, at 2:30 o'clock, and interment in the Baptist 
Cemetery in Trough Creek Valley will be directed by McClain's Funeral 
Service.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time until the funeral 
hour. 

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Mrs. Mary Taylor MCCARTHY, widow of Dr. Alvin R. MCCARTHY, a former resident 
of Mount Union, died at her late home 1026 S. Madison Avenue, Pasadena, 
California, December 16, 1942, according to word received by her 
sister-in-law, Mrs. I. Newton TAYLOR, 134 W. Market Street, Mount Union. 
Death was due to the infirmities of advanced years.  Funeral services were 
held in California, Saturday afternoon, December 19th. 
Mrs. MCCARTHY is the last member of her family.  She was the sister of the 
late John C. TAYLOR, of Shade Gap and the late I. Newton TAYLOR, of Mount 
Union.  Her husband, Dr. Alvin R. MCCARTHY, for many years a practicing 
physician in Mount Union, died in Pasadena, California, March 13, 1933. 
Three daughters survive.  They are Ethel Taylor MCCARTHY of Newville, 
Penna.; Mary Mildred MCCARTHY and Lillian Gayton MCCARTHY, of Pasadena. 
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Mrs. Mary E. KLING, wife of Ross W. KLING, died at her home at Burnt Cabins 
on Saturday, November 14, 1942 at 10 p. m.  Death was caused by a cerebral 
hemorrhage. 
Born on December 21, 1902 at Shade Gap, she was the daughter  of Chalmers 
PIPER and Hattie (CORBIN) PIPER.  At the time of her death she was aged 39 
years 10 months and 23 days.  She is survived by her husband, Ross W. KLING, 
her parents, and the following children at home:  Wendell R., Galen G., John 
C., Boyd D., Mary J., Charles I., Carl H., and Ruthe A.  Three sisters, Mrs. 
Marian LOCKE of Shade Gap and Mrs. Fay HOOD of Shade Gap and Mrs. Evans 
KLING of Burnt Cabins, and two brothers, Dean PIPER of Shade Gap and Jay 
PIPER of Shade Gap, also survive. 
Mrs. KLING was a member of the Burnt Cabins Methodist Church. 
Funeral service will be held at the home in Burnt Cabins, with the Rev. Dean 
KREPPS officiating on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Interment will be 
made in the Salem cemetery, directed by the W. J. BEAGEL funeral service. 

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Mrs. Amanda KLING of Burnt Cabins died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Sadie PETERSON, Burnt Cabins, at 1:25 p. m. Wednesday, July 7, 1943, after a 
lingering illness.  Death was caused by arteriosclerosis. 
She was born on May 28, 1855, near Shade Gap, the daughter of Robert E. 
PARSON and Mary Jane (BEERS) PARSON.  At time of death she was aged 88 
years, 1 month and 9 days. 
She is survived by three sons:  Adolphus H. KLING of Pittsburgh; Ross W. 
KLING of Burnt Cabins; Evans W. KLING of Burnt Cabins; aand [sic] one 
daughter, Mrs. Sadie PETERSON, at whose home she passed away.  Also 
surviving is one brother, Evans PARSON of Kennett Square. 
Mrs. KLING was a member of the Burnt Cabins Methodist Church. 
The funeral service will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the home 
of Ross KLING, Burnt Cabins.  The Rev. G. Dean KREPPS will officiate and 
interment will be made in Salem Cemetery by Behel funeral service. 

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Andrew Putnam DORAN, prominent citizen of the Burnt Cabins district, passed 
away at his home in that place Sunday, November 15, 1942, aged 87 years, 6 
months and 19 days. 
He was born April 27, 1855, at the farm home of his parents near Burnt Cabins. 
He was united in marriage with Rosa B. GAMBLE in Concord, Pa. on January 26, 
1882.  To this union, two daughters were born:  Mrs. Cleve HAYES of Charles 
City, Iowa and Bessie M. DORAN at home.  Mr. DORAN had two grandsons, the 
late Lieutenant John Doran HAYES, U. S. N. of Long Beach, California, a 
gallant young Naval officer who gave his life for his country at Pearl 
Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and Attorney Boyd Gamble HAYES of 
Charles City, Iowa who is now an officer in the Armed Forces somewhere in 
England.  One great granddaughter, Sharrow Virginia HAYES of Long Beach, 
California also survives. 
Funeral services will be held at the late home on Wednesday, November 18, at 
3:00 p. m. conducted by the Rev. STROHM.  Interment will be in the Burnt 
Cabins Cemetery, directed by the W. J. BEAGEL funeral service. 

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Mrs. Blanche A. APPLEBY, widow of Rollo J. APPLEBY, of Orbisonia, died in 
Harrisburg Wednesday morning, May 12, 1943, after a lengthy illness. 
She was born in Orbisonia on May 14, 1890, hence was aged at time of death 
52 years, 11 months and 28 days.  Her parents, Johnston ARCHEY and Josephine 
(HARPER) ARCHEY, are both deceased.  On October 19, 1918, Blanche ARCHEY and 
Rollo J. APPLEBY were united in marriage at Greensburg.    Mr. APPLEBY 
preceded her in death twenty years ago. 
Surviving are a son and a daughter:  Roy APPLEBY of the United States Army, 
stationed in Alaska; and Miss Josephine APPLEBY of Mount Union. 
Mrs. APPLEBY was a fine Christian woman and a loving mother.  She was a 
member of the Methodist Church, Orbisonia and a graduate of the Orbisonia 
High School.  For a number of years before her marriage she was employed in 
the Orbisonia Post Office. 
Private funeral services will be held at Ott's Funeral Home on Friday 
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  The Rev. Arthur PRICE will officiate and 
interment will be made in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace.  The body 
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Watson Maurice GROVE, of Allensville, died at his late home Thursday 
afternoon Dec. 26, 1935, at 1 o'clock. Death was due to a complication of 
diseases. Mr. GROVE had been in failing health for the past three years. 
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel GROVE, of Brady township, both 
deceased. At the time of his death, he was 85 years old. 
Sixty years ago, he was united in marriage with Sarah MUNDORFF, of Union 
Church. 
Surviving are his wife and six children: Mrs. Iola HYLE and Mrs. Warren P. 
METZ, of Huntingdon, Mrs. Marjorie THOMPSON, of Altoona, Miss Ivy GROVE, at 
home, of Williamsburg, Earl GROVE, at home, and Claire GROVE, deceased. 
Nineteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. 
Funeral services were held at Allensville Lutheran Church. Interment was 
made in the Allensville Lutheran Church cemetery. 

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Mrs. Mary Anne BROUGHT, one of the oldest residents of this section, died at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred KELLY, Shirley Township, Sat. morning, 
Dec. 28, 1935, at 5 o'clock. Death was due to the infirmities of advanced 
age as she was aged 88 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was the daughter of 
James and Mary KENNEDY and was born in Huntingdon County, Oct. 31, 1847. 
Mary Anne KELLY was united in marriage with William H. BROUGHT, in 1865. To 
this union was born the following children: William H., Matilda, Elizabeth, 
Ellen, Mary, Agnes, James and David. 
Surviving are the following sons and daughters: George of Mountaindale, Pa., 
Mrs. Alfred KELLY, Shirley township; James of Texas; David of Mountaindale. 
There are 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren also surviving. 
Mrs. KELLY was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She had lived with 
her daughter since May 30, 1930. She was a highly respected woman and will 
be greatly missed. 
Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred 
KELLY, in Shirley Township, near Allenport. Rev. Eldon MATLOCK will 
officiate. Interment will be made in the Mountaindale Cemetery, Cambria 
County, directed by W.P. DUNMIRE. 

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L. Floyd PARSONS, highly respected citizen of Mount Union and a mail-carrier 
in Mount Union for a number of years, died at his late home, 105 E. Market 
St., Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 1935 about 5:30. Death was due to a heart 
attack. He was aged 46 years, 10 months and 11 days. Although Mr. PARSONS 
had been in failing health for some time he continued to perform his duties 
as a postal employee at the local post office and it was just a few weeks 
ago that it became generally known that he was ill. His condition on 
Saturday evening seemed better and his sudden death was a great shock to his 
family. 
Congenial and friendly always, Mr. PARSONS and his hearty "Good-Morning" as 
he delivered his mail, will be missed by the many people in Mount Union whom 
he served. He was an active member of the Mount Union Fire Company. He, with 
his family, had lived in Mount Union the past 18 years. Mr. PARSONS was a 
faithful member of the Presbyterian church. 
Lyman Floyd PARSONS was born at Nossville, Huntingdon County, Jan. 13, 1888, 
the son of Oliver and Belle (EDGEIN) PARSONS. He was one of a family of five 
children. In 1910 he was united in marriage with Miss Mabel COYLER. To this 
union there were seven children born. They, with their mother, survive. They 
are Clarabelle, wife of H.L. GARMAN, of Huntingdon; Dorothy, Helen, Kathryn, 
Thelma, Floyd, Jr., and Elizabeth. One granddaughter, Charlene GARMAN also 
survives. 
Surviving also are the mother, Mrs. Belle PARSONS, one brother, Alva PARSONS 
of Shade Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie KLING and Mrs. Mabel PYLES, of 
Lewistown; two half-brothers, Harry PARSONS of Locke's Valley and Milt 
PARSONS of Lebanon, Pa., as well as one half-sister, Mrs. Alberta GOSHORN, 
of Carlisle. 
After funeral services at his late home, 105 E. Market St., the body will be 
taken to the Nossville church where short services will be held and 
interment will be made in the nearby cemetery. Rev. Frederick C. FOWLER of 
the Presbyterian church of Mount Union will officiate assisted by Rev. Lee 
GORDON of the Nossville church. 
The post office will be closed for one hour during the time of the services 
and employees with whom Mr. PARSONS worked for many years will act as 
pallbearers. The members of the Mount Union Fire Company, of which he was a 
member, will attend the services in a body. DUNMIRE funeral service. 

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Harry Foster MYERS, The First Methodist Church of Mount Union was filled to 
capacity Thursday afternoon when funeral services were held for Harry Foster 
MYERS, 20 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster H. MYERS, of Mount Union, who 
passed away in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital following an operation. 
As the body lay in the church from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral 
hundreds of people passed in and out again after paying their last token of 
respect to the memory of a Mount Union boy who was respected and loved by 
old and young. Hundreds of people also visited the bereaved home on East 
Shirley St. 
Rev. W.W. Willard, pastor of the church where the young man had been so 
actively engaged, officiated at the services, assisted by Rev. M.S. SHARP of 
the Lutheran church. The services were brief but most impressive. 
>From the time that the body was brought to the church until after the last 
friend and relative had left the church soft organ music was played by Miss 
Dorothy CUNNINGHAM with the exception of the hour of the funeral. The choir 
in full robes stood in silence as favorite hymns were read by the ministers. 
Harry had been a faithful, happy member of the choir and his robe was draped 
near his place that was vacant. A guard of honor, comprised of close friends 
and members of the Sunday school class kept constant guard by the body. 
Rev. Willard took his text from the 24th Chapter of St. Luke and the 21st 
verse, "But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed 
Israel;" the words of one of the two disciples who walked with the risen 
Christ to Emmaus. Words of comfort from the old and New Testament and 
favorite hymns were read 
Rev.M.S. SHARP read the 23rd Psalm and the hymn, "O God Our Help In Ages 
Past". 
The floral tributes were beautiful and so numerous that the care of the 
flowers was a problem' surely silent testimony to the high respect in which 
Harry MYERS was held. 
Pallbearers were Robert FRANK, Charles BOGGS, Harold MCCALLIPS, Charles 
WELCH, Raymond CUTSHALL, Marshall HARTMAN, Edwin COLGATE and Glen REEDER. 
Honorary pallbearers were Jay HURWITZ, Burton HURWITZ, George WARFIELD, 
Bernard HILES, warren YOCUM, Harold LONG, Robert WAGNER, Tony ALESI, Dick 
BRIGGS, Boyd GABERT, Robert BARD, Roe CUNNINGHAM, Don SYLVESTER, Glen FINK, 
Donald SENTMAN, Louis DURBEC, Charles AWKERMAN, Robert R. WAGNER, William 
BROUSE, Steve BURYCH, Fred MCCLAIN, Lloyd SNYDER, Leon CASSIDY, Richard 
FAZENBAKER, Thomas KIDD, Jr., Rev. Richard WELLIVER, Jack LEHEW, and Forest 
VALENTINE. 
The pallbearers walked to the cemetery, following the hearse........ 
(No death or birth year) 

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Mrs. Ann Malinda (POGUE) CREAGER died at her home on Ridgely St. in 
Orbisonia at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 1940, following a prolonged 
illness. 
She was born at Richmond Furnace, Franklin County, a daughter of the late 
John and Barbara Ann (YANTZ) POGUE, on Feb. 24, 1855. At the time of death 
she had reached the advanced age of 85 years, one month, and twenty-six 
days. She was united in marriage with John A. CREAGER, who preceded her in 
death ten years ago. 
Members of the family include three children, Ida, Mrs. Stanley KELLY, of 
Warren, Ohio; William O., of Aliquippa, and Ned B. of Warren, Ohio. Four 
grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. 
Mrs. CREAGER was a member of the Methodist church of Orbisonia. The greater 
part of her life was spent in Orbisonia and in her passing the community 
mourns the loss of one of its most highly respected and esteemed Christian 
women. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and a kind friend to all 
with whom she came in contact. 
Funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. George R. 
MCCAHAN. Interment sill be made in the Orbisonia cemetery, directed by OTT's funeral service. 

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Mrs. Mary (BLAKE) CREPS, wife of John CREPS, passed away at her late home, 
311 East Liberty St., Reno Nevada, on Wed., Sept. 30th, after a lingering 
illness. All that could be done by medical skill augmented by the service of 
loving hands was of no avail to prolong her life. 
Born in Orbisonia, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rachel (MCMULLEN) 
BLAKE, she grew to young womanhood in that community, attending the schools 
and finally graduating from the Orbisonia high school, becoming a teacher, 
which profession she followed with success for a number of years. 
She was early united to John CREPS of Bellwood, where they lived for some 
years, Mr. CREPS being engaged in the grocery business. They moved to Reno, 
Nevada, built a bungalow and resided there continually until the present 
time. Three sons were born to the union: Robert, a college instructor in a 
Reno institution: Richard, married and a resident of Reno and Eugene who is 
still at home with his father. All survive their mother. 
Mrs. CREPS is also survived by her husband, John CREPS and two brothers: 
Harry of New York City and Clarence, whose residence is in Detroit, Mich., 
and one sister, Mrs. Richard Clark, of Orbisonia. 
Funeral services were held from the late home of the deceased on Sat., 
October 3rd with interment in the Mountain View cemetery, Reno, Nev. 
(No death year or birth year published) 

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