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


On Dec. 30, 1917, the angel of death entered the home of Marion and Orpha 
LOCKE of Shade Gap and took away their little daughter Anna Bell, aged six 
months and three days.  The funeral was held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, from the 
home.  Rev . DUVALL preached the sermon and the little one was laid to rest 
in Locke's Valley cemetery by undertaker Keggeries of Fannettsburg. 

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DEATH OF MRS. GEO. F. SHAFFER 
Mrs. Jane, wife of Geo. F. SHAFFER, died at her home, 601 Division street, 
Dec. 18, 1917, of dropsy.  She was a daughter of Daniel and Nancy BECK  of 
Warriors Mark valley, born Jan. 22, 1843. 
When a young woman she removed to Hill valley where she taught school and 
Oct. 10, 1867, married Geo. F. SHAFFER, living there till about five years 
ago when they came to Mt. Union. 
She was a true Christian, a consistent and faithful member of the Baptist 
church of this place, a devoted wife and mother.  She was first of all a 
home-maker. 
She leaves besides her husband, the following children:  Mrs. A. J. MILLER, 
of Cora, Pa.; Mrs. J. C. BAILEY, of Malinto, Ohio; Mrs. Jas. CLYMANS, of 
Thompsontown, Pa.; Charles, of Juniata county; Mrs. Frank ROBERTS and 
Ernest, at home.  Two sons, Ira and Chalmer, having preceded her to the 
grave.  One brother and one sister also survive: Lloyd BECK, of town and 
Mrs. Emma ALLISON, of Allensville, Pa. 
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor Rev. J.? Edgar MASSERY, 
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DEATH OF MARY ELLEN GUTSHALL 
She was a daughter of Finley MAGEE of Shade Gap.  She was born on July 22, 
1841, married to Peter GUTSHALL in 1862 and died December 20, 1917, aged 76 
years, 4 months and 28 days.  Lost her husband Jan. 11th, 1916. 
She was the mother of the following children:  Harrison of Knobsville; 
Allen, of Orbisonia, R. D.; Mrs. COWAN of near Robertsdale; Elmer of 
Orbisonia; Grand (dead); Frank of Pitcairn; Mrs. CLARK and Mrs. SCOTT of 
Trough Creek; Mrs. RORAR of Three Springs; Mrs. FLECK of Three Springs R. 
D., No. 2; Simon of near Rockhill; Alice (dead);  Silas of Three Springs; 
John (dead); and the writer of Orbisonia.  Also survived by two brothers and 
two sisters of near Shade Gap. 
Mother shared the hardships of the Civil War; caring for two children while 
father was engaged in it almost a year at the close. 
She knew what it was to gather the golden grain and foster the little ones 
at the same time.  She used to stand close to the ringing cylinder and toss 
aside the straw which was then common with women, but now a thing of the 
past.  We once could hear the buzz of the spinning wheel and the clique of 
the reel and the song of (Hush-a-by-baby), but all is silent now, and the 
old armed chair is vacant, and the ashes have gone back from whence they 
came. 
Then here's to our mother 
Whose hair became white, 
Caring for her loved ones 
Until losing her sight, 
And when the wheel turned 
And came to her spoke; 
It was then that God called her 
By a sudden stroke. 
Although Emma talked to her at 5 a. m. 
She replied, "I slept well" just the same; 
Then turning aside for a moment's repose, 
She heard mother fall and called the boys. 
But alas! too late; the sting had come 
And in fifteen minutes a silent drum 
Had beat the dead march 
In the home again. 
Oh! how we remember when father passed away 
And mother too, she could not stay; 
Now brother, sister, while we may 
Let us prepare for the coming day. 
Then just before the battle mother 
We will surely think of you; 
Just as father when he enlisted 
We may have the same to do. 
Yet, when we go to serve our uncle 
Just as father did, 'tis true; 
We will not forget you mother 
Nor Old Glory in its hue. 
        H. N.? GUTSHALL

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Funeral services for Mrs. Adaline MILLER wife of Conrad MILLER were held at 
her late home in Rockhill Furnace Sunday afternoon, March 20, 1932, at two o 
'clock in charge of Rev. SNYDER.  Many friends and relatives gathered to pay 
final respects to this well known and beloved Christian woman.  Interment 
was made in the Orbisonia cemetery. 
Mrs. Adaline MILLER died at her home in Rockhill on March 17 at 1:15 p.m. 
after an illness of three weeks from heart trouble.  She was born November 
22, 1863, thus at the time of her death she was aged 68 years, 3 months and 
22 days. 
Mrs. MILLER was a faithful member of the United Brethren church for forty 
years and in her death the community lost a splendid woman of sterling 
character. 
Surviving, besides her husband, are the following children: John MILLER, 
Arthur MILLER, both of Orbisonia and Mrs. Mary RUTTER of Mount Union.  The 
following brothers and sisters also survive: Samuel, Mathias and Edward 
WINNICK, all of Mount Union; Mrs. Sarah GALBRAITH and Miss Celia WINNICK, 
both of Rockhill. 

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Mount Union, Pa. Feb. 21--Alexander Simpson MURPHY, passed away at his late 
home in Rockhill Furnace, Huntingdon COUnty, February 19, 1934.  Death was 
due to a heart condition.  He was found dead in bed but had been dead but a 
few hours for he talked at 3 o'clock. 
Alexander Simpson MURPHY was born in Porter Township, Huntingdon county, 
February 27, 1875.  He was the son of James G. and Mary Frances (ISENBERG) 
MURPHY.  Mr. MURPHY never married but resided with his father and since the 
death of the mother almost two years ago they had kept the home on Culbert 
street.  He was a skilled mechanic in the employ of the East Broad Top 
Railroad Company.  He attended services at the Presbyterian Church of 
Orbisonia. 
In the passing away of Alexander MURPHY, many families of that vicinity will 
miss the great charity that he was accustomed to show to everyone whom he 
thought needed assistance.  He was generous and kindly dispositioned and 
during this depressin showed mercy unto many with whom he had dealings. 
Surviving are his father and the following brothers and sisters: Charles W. 
at home; J. Alfred Murphy and Mrs. Blaine LOCKE, of Rockhill Furnace; Mrs. 
Fred BECK of Philadelphia and Mrs. A.C. ELIAS of Salem, Ohio. 
Funeral services will be held from the late residence, Thursday afternoon at 
2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. R.A. Warner of the Presbyterian Church will 
officiate and W.Q. Blatt will direct interment in the Orbisonia Cemetery. 

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Mount Union, Pa., Sept. 4--Mrs. Arminta A. WISER, wife of Daniel W. WISER, 
died at their home, No. 6 Halley Street, Mount Union, Pa., on Thursday, 
September 3, 1931 at 10 minutes past two o'clock.  Mrs. WISER had suffered 
for more than three years from a complication of diseases brought on by a 
stroke of paralysis. 
Born April 20, 1867, in Shade Valley, she was the daughter of William and 
Mary BOLLINGER TRAXLER, being aged 64 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was 
one of a family of eleven children and when still a young woman her family 
moved to Love's Valley where on September 18, 1883 she was married to Daniel 
W. WISER and took up housekeeping in Greenbrier, near Newton Hamilton. 
After twelve years spent near Newton Hamilton they moved to Mount Union 
where they have since resided, a period of 28 years. 
Mrs. WISER was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, first of Newton 
Hamilton and later at Mount Union.  As long as she was able she attended the 
services of her church regularly every Sunday. 
She was the mother of six children, two of whom, Cecil WISER and Mrs. Elsie 
ESTEP, with the husband and father survive.  Mrs. Olive CORNPROPST and Mrs. 
Alda HETRICK, Maud and Lloyd have preceded her to the grave.  She also 
leaves to mourn her death the following sisters: Mrs. Mary LOCKE, of Shade 
Gap and Mrs. Ellie GOSHORN, of Shade Valley, Mrs. May SMELKE of Terra, 
Texas, Mrs. Laura STAINER, Newton Hamilton and Mrs. Kate MORGAN of 
Lewistown, Pa. also by seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held form the late home No. 6 Halley Street at 2 o' 
clock Sunday, September 6, 1931. 

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(Special to The Daily News) 
Mount Union, April 30--J. A. GIFFORD, of East Milford street, received the 
sad word Tuesday that his son, Arthur GIFFORD had been instantly killed 
while at his work in a steel plant at Homestead. A wife and three daughters 
survive.  Mr. GIFFORD, his daughter, Miss Jesse GIFFORD, grandchildren Mary 
KRUGH and Preston GIFFORD and Mrs. Bell CORBIN, of Huntingdon, left 
Wednesday morning to be with the bereaved family and to attend the funeral 
which will be held on Friday afternoon from the late home in Homestead. 
Interment will be made at Homestead. 

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Mr. Elmer L. MILLER, age 67 years, of Third street died at his home 
Wednesday evening February 3, 1932 at 5:15 p.m. 
Mr. MILLER was a resident of Pitcairn for 40 years.  He served on the 
Pitcairn School Board. He was at one time employed by the P.R.R. at the car 
shops.  He was also in business with H. J. GETTIG on Broadway for a number 
of years.  Mr. MILLER also conducted a business in Trafford City. 
Elmer L. MILLER was a life long member of the Pitcairn United Brethren 
Church.  He has served as Trustee, Class Leader, Teacher of The Alphia 
Ladies Class and Men's Bible Class during his membership. 
Funeral services were held in the Church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock 
in charge of his pastor, Rev. H.G. REESE assisted by Rev. E. G. SAWYER of 
Trafford and Rev. W. B. BARNHART of Scottdale with interment at Copeland. 
Mr. MILLER was injured six years ago and been in ill health ever since.  He 
was confined to bed for three weeks previous to his death. 

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The Rev. George Murray KLEPFER, D.D., pastor of Saint Paul's Methodist 
Church, Harrisburg died in that city on Wednesday, March 30th, from 
pneumonia.  He was born in West Township, this county, in 1860.  In 1883 he 
united with the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
church.  In 1905 and 1886 her served as pastor in Orbisonia, and from 1900 
to 1903 was pastor of the First Church of Huntingdon.  He also served 
pastorates in Saxton, Selinsgrove, Danvill, Catawissa, Altoona, Milton, 
Carlisle. 
Funeral services will be held in Harrisburg on Friday at 2:30 p.m. 
Interment in the family plot in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, upon arrival 
here, approximately at one or one-thirty o'clock Saturday afternoon. 
Members of First Church will act as pall bearers at the interment here. 
Dr. KEPFER is survived by his wife, three daughters 
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles WAGNER, of Market street and their houseguests Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward LIEBMAN, of South America, motored to Pittsburgh on Monday to 
attend the funeral of a cousin, Harry NOBLE, which occurred at Turtle Creek, 
Monday afternoon.  Mr. NOBLE was a brother of Lewis G. NOBLE, of Mount 
Union, who was unable to attend the funeral on account of being ill. 
Surviving are his widow, who was fomerly Miss Mae PRIM of Orbisonia, and a 
number of grown children, all of whom are married.  Mr. and Mrs. WAGNER and 
their guests returned Tuesday. 

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(Special to The Daily News) 
Mount Union, Sept. 20--Howard LEONARD died in the Meadville, Pa. Hospital a 
few hours after he met with an accident walking along the highway.  Death 
was caused by a fracture of the skull. 
Wednesday night, while proceeding along a road near Meadville that was 
under-going repairs, he fell into a drainage hole striking his head as he 
fell.  He was taken to the hospital and treated but never regained 
consciousness.  He was aged 48 years. 
Born in Black Log Valley September 9, 1882, he was the son of Samuel and 
Hannah GILLILAND LEONARD.  He had been employed at Meadville for several 
years in the Viscose Company's plant. 
Surviving are the following brothers and sister: Mrs. Samuel BOLLINGER of 
Greenville, Pa., Joseph C. LEONARD of Shirleysburg, John A. of Mount Union, 
Wiliam G. of Lewistown, Thomas C. of Black Log Valley. 
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the home of 
his brother Thomas C. LEONARD, which home is the old family homestead in 
Black Log Valley.  Interment in the Gilliland cemetery.  Rev. COHICK of the 
Orbisonia Methodist church will officiate. W.Q. Blatt, undertaker. 

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Mount Union, Pa. Feb. 11--Mrs. Isabel RIPPLE PRICE BARRON died at her home 
in Orbisonia on Wednesday, February 8, 1933 after being confined to  bed for 
more than 3 years.  Death was caused by the infirmities of advanced age as 
she was aged 89 years 1 month and 19 days.  Her maiden name was Isabel 
RIPPLE and she was twice married. 
The first union was with John PRICE and together they took up housekeeping 
on the PRICE farm near Three Springs where they lived until the death of the 
husband.  To this union were born 9 children. Seven of them are deceased. 
The surviving ones are Mrs. Malissa ROGERS of Trafford, Pa., and Mrs. Ann 
MOORE, of Lewistown. 
The second union was with John BARRON in 1882.  To this union was born one 
daughter, who is Mrs. Mae FLASHER of Three Springs.  Mr. BARRON has been 
dead for a number of years.  There are also surviving 4 stepchildren: Mrs. 
Clara THOMPSON, Orbisonia; Mrs. Rosanna ROGER, Germany Valley; Mrs. Sarah 
Jane LONG,, of Huntingdon and Thomas BARRON, of Pogue. 
Mrs. BARRON was a sincere Christian woman and possessed traits of sterling 
character. She united with the Church of the Brethren when a young girl and 
all through her life she was faithful to her religious duties and 
privileges. 
Funeral services were held from her late home, Friday morning at 10 o'clock 
with the Rev. William SNYDER officiating.  A.F. REIHART, mortician directed. 
Interment in the PRICE cemetery at Three Springs. 

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Mount Union, Pa. May 12--James Lane GABERT, a resident of Mount Union during 
the past 7 years but a former resident of Hill Valley, died at his home, 
corner Pennsylvania avenue and Jefferson street, Monday morning, May 11, 
1931 at 3:45 after an illness of seven months.  He was confined to bed for 
six weeks and his death was caused by a complication of diseases. During the 
past four years he was employed at the Harbison-Walker Refractories plant 
here.  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren, at Sugar Run.  In 1891 
he ws united in marriage with Miss Minnnie NORRIS of Hill Valley, who 
survives him with the following children: Samuel I. GABERT, Hill Valley, 
Lewis S. GABERT and Mrs. W.B. SNELLBAKER, of Emigsville, Pa.: Mrs. J.C. 
ROSENBOROUGH, Mount Union and Miss Mertie GABERT at home, as well as 10 
grandchildren.  The following brothers and sisters also survive: Jacob 
GABERT and George M. GABERT, both of Hill Valley; Mrs. Mary ATHERTON and 
Mrs. Clara BARCLAY, both of Mapleton; Mrs. Catharine BUSHBY, New York City; 
Miss Sarah GABERT of Altoona. 
The body may be viewed at the late residence until the time of the funeral, 
Wednesday morning.  Prayer Services will be held at the home, at 9:30 o' 
clock and the body will then be taken to the Sugar Run Church of the 
Brethren where the services will be held at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. 
H.W. HANAWALT, pastor of the Sugar Run Church.  Interment will be made in 
the Garver Cemetery, Hill Valley, directed by W. Q. BLATT. 

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Dolores, Colo., Sept. 22--James Neely HERMON died at Cortez, Colorado, 
Friday, September 19, 1930, after a serious operation. 
Mr. HERMON  was born at Orbisonia, a son of Frederic HERMON.  He spent most 
of his life in Leadville, Colorado, where he was employed as a mining 
engineer.  He also had mining interests at Telluride, Colorado, and owned a 
large ranch at Dolores, Colorado. 
Mr. HERMON never married.  He made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Matthew COHEN 
of Dolores, Colorado. 
Surviving are one brother and one sister, William Irvin HERMON of Orbisonia 
and Mrs. Belle CORBIN of Huntingndon.  One neice, Miss Jessie GIFFORD of 
Mount Union, and two nephews, James C. GIFFORD of Mount Union and Arthur M. 
GIFFORD of Pittsburgh also survive. 
Mr. HERMON was buried at Dolores, Colorado, Sunday, September 21st. 

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Mount Union, Pa., Jan. 5--John B. CHILCOAT, Civil War Veteran, prominent 
lodge man, church man and highly respected citizen of Orbisonia died at the 
age of 92 years, at his home in that place, Monday morning January 4th at 7 
o'clock.  He had been ill for one years.  Death was due to a complication of 
diseases incident to advanced age He was a retired undertaker having been a 
member of the firm of Houck and Chilcoat and was well known all through this 
section. 
Born near McKendree church, Cromwell township, November 19, 1839 he was aged 
92 years, 1 months and 15 days at the time of his death.  He was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church almost all his life and a charter member of 
the IOOF lodge of Orbisonia, and had been active in its work for 71 years. 
When the Civil War broke out he answered the call and served his country. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary CHILCOAT who is past 86 years of age and the 
following step-children, Mrs. MACALONAN, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Gertrude EBY, of 
Philadelphia and Samuel CARROTHERS of Washington, D.C.   Mr. and Mrs. 
CHILCOAT  lived together happily for 57 years. 
Orbisonia has lost a splendid Christian character and much respected citizen 
in the passing  away of this "Grand Old Man".  He was neighborly and kind 
and lived almost his entire lifetime in the community in which he died so 
that he was well known. 
A full military funeral will be held from the late home, Thursday afternoon 
at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. Leroy COHICK, pastor of the Methodist 
church of Orbisonia to which all Legion posts of the county are invited. 
Undertaker A. F. REIHART will direct the interment in the Orbisonia 
Cemetery. 

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 Leonard Enoch SECREST died at his home in Hill Valley on Tuesday, February 
7, 1933.  The cause of death was heart trouble and he had been in failing 
health for several years. 
Deceased was a son of J.M. and Laura B. (GROVE) SECREST, and was born in 
Hill Valley, Cromwell township, April 14, 1900;  he was aged at death 32 
years, 9 months and 23 days.  By occupation he was a farmer.  He was 
affiliated with the Sugar Run Brethren church in Hill Valley. 
Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: 
Annie, wife of H.S. MYERS, of Rockhill Furnace; Lloyd SECREST, of Johnstown; 
Mrs. Cathryn GROVE, of Orbisonia; Abram SECREST, of Williamsburg; Grace, 
wife of Roy PRITTS, of Shirleysburg; Zada SECREST and Gladys SECREST, at 
home. 
Funeral services were held at the Brethren church at Rockhill Furnace this 
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Brief services preceded at the house at 
12:30.  Services were in charge of Rev. George SWAYNE and Rev. H.W. 
HANAWALT.  Interment in the Orbisonia cemetery.  R.S. House, funeral 
director. 

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After an illness of several months, Miss Lillian Gertrude BEERS, a highly 
respected resident of Pogue, died at her home Thursday, November 12, 1931 at 
4:00 p.m. 
She was born February 12, 1874, a daughter of John and Mary (FLASHER) BEERS, 
both deceased. 
She was a member of McKendree Methodist Church for forty-five years and was 
a devout Christian woman and ardent church worker.  She made her home with 
her sister, Miss Jennie BEERS. 
Surviving are the following brother and sisters: John BEERS of Orbisonia; 
Mrs. Nannie BREWSTER, East Pittsburgh; Mrs. W.H. GROVE, Williamsburg; Mrs. 
Jennie BEERS at home. 
Funeral services will be held in the McKendree Methodist Church, Saturday 
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. Leroy COHICK of Orbisonia. 
Interment in Jordan Cemetery. 

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Luther S. CORNELIUS died at his home at Burnt Cabins on Wednesday, March 
15th, after an illness of nine months of a complication of diseases. 
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel CORNELIUS, both deceased, and was born 
at Three Springs, December 27, 1868, hence was aged at the time of death 64 
years, 2 months and 18 days.  He was united in marriage on April 16, 1893, 
to Luella LOCKE, who survives with the following children: Mrs. Lettie 
WALTER, of Altoona; Mrs. Lillie LESTER and Lloyd CORNELIUS both of Burnt 
Cabins; Mrs. Lela CLYMANS of Decorum, and Miss Lola CORNELIUS, at home.  He 
is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: James CORNELIUS, of 
Altoona; Charles CORNELIUS, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mattie ENYEART, of Saxton; 
Ida CORNELIUS, of Orbisonia.  The following half-sisters and half-brother 
also survive: John CAPP, of Altoona; Lisa STRAWBRIDGE, of Johnsonburg, and 
Alice DIVEN, of Shade Gap. 
By occupation Mr. CORNELIUS was a farmer.  He was a consistent member of the 
Church of God of Locke's Valley. 
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 19th, at 2 o'clock by Rev. 
Charles MILLER, of Shade Gap.  R.S. House, funeral director. 

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Mrs. Malinda GILLILAND BOLINGER, a life long resident of this section of 
Huntingdon county, and for the past five years a resident of this city, died 
at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. OPPEL, 
East Shirley street, Saturday morning, February 4, 1933, at four o'clock, 
after being confined to bed ten days.  Death was attributed to paralysis of 
parts of her body. She had been in her accustomed heatlh until her only 
daughter, Mrs. OPPEL, with whom she had her home, and to whom she was 
greatly attached became seriously ill and was admitted to the Altoona 
hospital, where she remains in critical condition. 
Mrs. BOLINGER was tenderly cared for by her grandchildren in the OPPEL home 
and her physician in her last illness, and everything was done for her 
comfort in her closing days.  In the early part of the winter she had 
suffered from bronchial pneumonia, but had recovered and regained almost her 
accustomed strength, and the 11th day of last month she celebrated her 87th 
natal anniversary in the OPPEL home, surrounded by a number of her 
descendants. 
Mrs. BOLINGER was born on a farm in Blacklog Valley, this county, on January 
11th, 1846, a daughter of David and Mary CROWNOVER GILLILAND, pioneer 
settlers in that valley.  She was the last member of her generation. 
On September 14, 1871, Miss Malinda GILLILAND and Philip G. BOLINGER were 
united in marriage, Rev. Samuel FLAGLE officiating.  Mr. BOLINGER, who was 
well known as a veteran of the Civil War and active in G.A.R. circles, died 
in April 1911, in the valley where he and his wife had spent their entire 
married life.  To this union three children were born.  They are D. Franklin 
BOLINGER of Sabetha, Kansas, Mrs. Laura OPPEL, wife of Frank L. OPPEL of 
this city, and Oscar BOLINGER, who located in the west during the St. Louis 
Exposition forty years ago.  Eight grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren also survive. 
Mrs. BOLINGER continued her residency on the the old homestead until two 
years after the death of her husband.  She then moved to Rockhill where she 
lived until five years ago when she came to this city to reside in the home 
of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. OPPEL.  She greatly enjoyed 
going out in the family automobile, and up until the very cold weather made 
some lengthy trips by motor. 
Very early in life Mrs. BOLINGER united with the Church of the Brethren and 
had remained loyal to that faith. Owing to the fact that there is no church 
of that denomination nearer than eight miles, Mrs. BOLINGER belonged to the 
Home Department of the First Methodist Bible school of this city, thus 
keeping in touch with the reading of the Word which had richly blest her 
long life.  She had been a great reader during her life, always enjoying 
good literature.  She had been a reader of the The Mount Union Times for a 
long period of years. 
Funeral services were conducted form the OPPEL home, on Tuesday morning, at 
10 o'clock, by the Rev. Dr. R. Skyles OYLER, pastor of the First Methodist 
Episcopal church, who visited Mrs. BOLINGER frequently and had prayer with 
her shortly before her passing.  Dr. OYLER's remarks were fitting and 
comforting.  He read with much effect two favorite hymns of the departed, 
namely:"Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me".  Beautiful floral tributes 
surrounded her bier. At 11 o'clock the cortege left for Shope's cemetery, in 
Blacklog Valley, where interment was made in the family plot directed by W. 
P. Dunmire. 

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Martha GROVE BOOK, wife of James F. BOOK, died at her home in Hill Valley 
Saturday, April 25 at 2: o'clock in the morning.  Death was caused by 
pneumonia. 
Mrs. BOOK was the daughter of Solomon and Katie GROVE, the latter of whom is 
deceased.  At the age of sixteen, she united with the Presbyterian church of 
Shirleysburg and has always been faithful to her religious convictions.  Her 
cheerful disposition won for her a host of friends, by whom she will be 
sadly missed. 
Beside the husband and father, Mrs. BOOK is survived by three step-children, 
Coyle and James BOOK and Mrs. Russel WHITSEL, and these brothers and 
sisters: Mason and Hayden GROVE of Altoona; Minerva, wife of S.R. NORRIS and 
Naomi, wife of D.L. BOOK, both of Hill Valley; Eunice, wife of John C. 
CUMMINS of Rockhill Furnace. 
Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Daniel BOOK and 
were continued at the Presbyterian church at Shirleysburg, in charge of Rev. 
Leroy COHICK, pastor of the Methodist church at Orbisonia.  Burial was made 
in the Reformed cemetery in Gilboa. 

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Miss Margaret LOVE, a sister of the late William LOVE of Mount Union, died 
at the Methodist Home for Aged at Tyrone, this Thursday morning, December 
31, 1931 at 7:30 o'clock. 
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Home in Tyrone at -:30 o' 
clock Friday evening.  The body will then be taken to Nossville, where 
funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the 
Methodist Church at that place. 

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Mount Union, Pa. Jan. 5--Mrs. Mary Etta MILLER, wife of J. F. MILLER, of 
Milford street, passed away at her home, Monday morning, January 4, 1931 at 
4:25 o'clock, after an illness of about one week.  Mrs. MILLER suffered a 
severe cold and complications arose which hastened the end.  She was one of 
Mount Union's finest Christian mothers and the news of her death caused keen 
regret and deep sorrow throughout the community.  She was a devoted wife and 
mother as well as a considerate and kind neighbor and her place in the First 
Baptist church, where she attended regularly and assisted in every way 
possible, will be hard to fill. 
Mary Etta MILLER was born at Valley Point, Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, 
September 28, 1860 and was the daughter of Jeremiah and Belle GILLILAND 
SHOPE.  She was aged 71 years, 4 months and 7 days.  She ws united in 
marriage with J. Frank MILLER on August 17, 1884.  They took up housekeeping 
and lived in Blacklog Valley for 18 yars, prior to coming to Mount Union 
where they have since resided for 25 years.  They were a family of fine 
citizens, establishing a Christian home where their children were carefully 
reared. Mrs. MILLER has been a member of the First Baptist church for 25 
years. 
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Simpson-Hunt Post Unit. 
The husband and the following children survive: Mabel D., the wife of George 
P. OPPEL, Newton Hamilton, R.D.; I.R. MILLER, Erie, Pa.; W. G. MILLER and 
Dr. J. Frank MILLER, both of Boswell, Pa.; Verna L., the wife of Herman D. 
SMITH, Mount Union and Raymond H. MILLER of Williamson, W. Va. 
The following brother and sisters also survive: J. G. SHOPE, Hollidaysburg; 
Mrs. B.B. MILLER, Mount Union and Mrs. B.M. LOAR, of Greensburg, Pa.  There 
were 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.  The body will be taken 
to the First Baptist Church at 11:30 o'clock and will be in state until 2:30 
o'clock the hour of the funeral. Short services will be held at the home at 
2 o'clock.  Rev. James TAYLOR, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted 
by Rev. T. Carson HANNA, will officiate.  Interment will be made in the IOOF 
cemetery at Mount Union directed by Mortician W. P. DUNMIRE. 

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Mary Jane SHAFFER, wife of Frank A. SHAFFER, died at the home of her sister, 
Mrs. Minerva MONTAGUE at Orbisonia, Friday March 14, 1930, about 2 p.m., 
after several days illness.  Mrs. SHAFFER was the daughter of Nathanial and 
Linda MILLER CHILCOTE.  She was born March 6, 1866, and was aged 64 years 
and 8 days at the time of her death. 
She was an active member of the Methodist Church. 
Mrs. SHAFFER is survived by her husband, Frank A. SHAFFER, one daughter, 
Mrs. Sue O'LEARY of Lewistown, and two sisters, Mrs. Minerva MONTAGUE of 
Orbisonia, and Mrs. Andrew MYERS of Philadelphia. 
Funeral services were conducted at Mrs. SHAFFER's home Sunday, March 16, 
1930 at 2 p.m., Rev. Herbert BEAM officiating.  Interment, Gilliland 
cemetery.  Funeral directed by Frank HEIDEL. 

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Another former and esteemed member of the Three Springs community left us 
when Mrs. C.D. WEIGHT, wife of Mr. C.D. WEIGHT, an employee of the 
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. of Trafford, died at her home on 
Seventh street, Pitcairn, on Thursday, October 22, at 10:50 p.m.  She became 
ill on Wednesday, October 14, the thirty-fifth anniversary of her marriage, 
when she became victim of a stroke caused by high blood pressure.  A second 
stroke, on Thursday of the next week, proved fatal, and she passed away the 
same evening. 
Mrs. WEIGHT, who was Mary Katherine WHITSEL before her marriage, was the 
daughter of Peter WHITSEL and Rebecca PRICE WHITSEL of Hill Valley and was 
born on September 12, 1872, in Cromwell township, Huntingdon county, near 
Orbisonia.  She lived there until her marriage, on October 14, 1896, to C.D. 
WEIGHT, of Three Springs.  After her marriage, she lived at Rockhill Furnace 
for a year, after which the family moved to Pitcairn, where she remained 
until her death. 
She was the mother of nine children, eight of whom survive her.  The eldest, 
Lela Lucretia, died at the age of seven months, while the family still lived 
at Rockhill.  Those surviving are her husband, C.D. WEIGHT, C.D. WEIGHT, 
Jr., L. S. WEIGHT, Mrs. Sadie ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Martha FULCOMER, Rudolph, 
Laverne, Wilmer and Esther WEIGHT, all of Pitcairn; six granchildren and two 
brothers and a sister, D. P. WHITSEL, of Mt. Union, and Mrs. John SHUE, of 
Hill Valley also survive. 
Mrs. WEIGHT was a member of the W.B.A. number 236, and of the United 
Brethren Church, with which she became affiliated early in life.  She was a 
very prominent member of the church, belonging to the Alpha Ladies' Bible 
Class, the Women's Missionary Society, and the Ladies Aid, and she also 
taught a class of girls in the Sunday School who loved and revered her as a 
teacher. 
At seven o'clock, October 20, the Macabees held a short service at the 
WEIGHT home, after which an impressive service was conducted amid a 
veritable garden of flowers sent by friends, 
by-------------------------------------  the Brethren Church of Pitcairn. 
The beautiful hymns, "Where He Leads Me I Will Follow," and "Jesus Savior 
Pilot Me" were sung by a quartet, after which Reverend REESE delivered some 
touching words appropriate to the influential and useful life she led as a 
citizen, neighbor, friend and mother.  On Sunday morning, October 25, she 
was taken to Three Springs, where a short service was held in the family, 
Brethren Chruch by Reverend MICKEY.  She was interred in the family plot at 
Three Springs Cemetery, where her baby was buried. 
On November 8, at eleven o'clock A.M. as service dedicated to her memory 
will be held in the United Brethren Church of Pitcairn by Reverend REESE, to 
which all of her friends are invited to come. 
Her influence extended far beyond her own family, and she will be missed by 
many as a loving friend and good neighbor. 

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Mount Union, Pa., Feb. 20--Robert Gracey ERWIN died at the home of his son, 
Samuel J. ERWIN at Valley Point, Thursday, February 18, 1932, at 4:40 p.m. 
He was aged 80 years, 4 months and 14 days and his death was due to 
infirmities of advanced age.  He was the son of William and Isabelle VAWN 
ERWIN and he was born and reared in the Tuscarora Valley, Huntingdon county. 
He was well known and highly respected all through this vicinity.  He was 
born October 4, 1851. 
For many years Robert Gracey ERWIN was the well-known mail carrier from 
Blacklog Valley to McVeytown and during the past few years he had turned his 
attention to farming. 
He was married to Miss Hannah Jane MORGAN, September 21, 1876 at 
Shirleysburg.  The wife died November 27, 1929.  To this union were born the 
following children: Samuel, Valley Point; George Elmer, William H. and Laura 
Bell, the latter two deceased.  One sister, Mrs. J.A. MCMULLEN of Shade 
Valley, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. 
Funeral services will be held at Valley Point Church, Sunday, February 21st 
at 2 p.m. Rev. H.W. HANAWALT of McVeytown will officiate.  Short prayer 
service at the home at 1:30 p.m. W.P. DUNMIRE of Mount Unon will direct the 
burial in the Gilliland Cemetery in Blacklog. 

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The publisher of The Daily News is pained to announce the death of one of 
its trusted carrier boys, Robert PETERSON of Orbisonia, who died Sunday 
afternoon, from an abscess on the brain.  The lad was taken to the J.C. 
Blair Memorial Hospital where all was done that possibly could be done to 
alleviate the disease.  Robert was a member of the Methodist Church at 
Orbisonia and a faithful attendant at Sunday School and church.  He was also 
a member of the Orbisonia High School Band.  He was a favorite among the 
people of Orbisonia and a conscientious carrier boy who endeared himself to 
the people whom he served.  His age was 13 years, 11 months and 17 days.  He 
is survived by his parents, a twin brother Richard and his sister Mrs. Harry 
REED of Huntingdon. 
Funeral services will be held at the Orbisonia Methodist Church, Wednesday 
afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock with interment in the cemetery at Mount Union. 

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MUSGRAVE- On Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936, at 2 a.m., Ross P., husband of Kathryn 
RUPP MUSGRAVE, of 2927 Gilmore Ave. Penn Township, Survived by 3 daughters, 
Miss Grace T. MUSGRAVE, Mrs. Ramona FLEESON, Mrs. Alice C. E. LOOMIS, 
Berkeley, Cal.: one son, Elwood D. MUSGRAVE, Pittsburgh, and one sister, 
Mrs. E.K. PORTER, Berkeley, Cal.  Funeral from the John Kekilty Funeral 
Home, 605 Brushton Ave., Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 21, at 2:30 o'clock. 
Members of Local 430 Carpenters and Jointers Union and friends invited. 

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Mount Union, Pa. Feb. 20--Sarah Luemma CHILCOAT, wife of A.O. CHILCOAT, who 
for many years resided in Allenport, died at the home of her son, J. Elmer 
CHILCOAT, Lewistown, February 18, 1932, where they were spending the winter. 
Death was caused by a complication of diseases. 
Born May 9, 1854 at Saluvia, Fulton county, Pa., she was the daughter of 
Daniel and Agnes Barnett.  She was united in marriage with A.O. CHILCOAT on 
March 13, 1877.  She was a member of the  Methodist Episcopal church at 
Allenport also the Ladies' Aid and the Women's Bible Class of the same 
church. 
Surviving are the usband and five sons, B.F. CHILCOAT, A.W. CHILCOAT and 
Arthur CHILCOAT, all of Mount Union; Melvin CHILCOAT of Altoona and Elmer of 
Lewistown.  There are 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well 
as two sisters also surviving: Mrs. J.F. CHILCOTE, of Tyrone and Mrs. Fannie 
BARBER of Six Mile Run. 
The body was taken in charge by Mortician W.Q. Blatt and on Saturday will be 
taken to the home of the son, B.F. CHILCOAT, East Shirley street.  The 
funeral services will be held at 2:30 on Monday afternoon from the Allenport 
Methodist church.  A short prayer service will be held from the home at 2 o' 
clock.  Rev. D.D. Kauffman and Rev. J. Alfred Cox of Petersburg will 
officiate and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery at Rockhill. 

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Simon GRATZ, a veteran of the Spanish American War and a member of the 
Company M Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, died at his home 
at Orbisonia after a long illness.  He was a member of Frank C. Woomer Camp, 
United Spanish War Veterans of Lewistown.  He was also a member of the 
Spanish War Veterans Home Association of this camp.  Military funeral 
services for Mr. GRATZ were held this Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his 
late home. 

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Mount Union, March 3--Mrs. Sophia CAMPBELL JONES, the widow of the late 
Alonzo W. JONES, Civil War veteran and ex-postmaster of Mount Union, passed 
away at her home, West Market street, at 10 o'clock, Saturday evening, March 
1, 1930.  Death was due to diabetes, which disease she bravely battled for 
some years.  She became seriously ill only a few days ago.  Three brothers 
and one son, who are physicians as well as consulting doctors and two 
trained nurses were in constant care of Mrs. JONES and everything possible 
in their power and medical skill was done to save her life and relieve her 
suffering.  The end came peacefully and her spirit returned to God who gave 
it. 
Mount Union has lost one of her finest Christian mothers in the passing out 
of this good woman.  She taught and set before her own children an example 
of the highest ideals.  She practised Christianity in her everyday life and 
all whom she met knew it.  She inspired and encouraged always and she was 
cheerfulness personified.  Even though she partially lost her eyesight in 
recent years yet she was thankful that she had seen the beauties of this 
world and she once told the writer that she must not be discontented because 
of failing sight because God had given her good eyes a long time and that 
she had many other blessings.  Three brothers, who today are prominent and 
successful physicians give their sister much credit for the inspiration and 
help which she gave them while they were struggling for an education and 
preparing for their life work.  One of her sons, Dr. Charles JONES of 
Summerhill also credits her with being a big factor in the success of his 
profession.  Not only was she a wonderful mother to her own children but she 
mothered every little orphan child or unfortunate person who came along.  We 
can hardly enumerate the names of orphans that had a home with the JONES 
family.  During the past ten years she has gathered clothing spring and fall 
for several families in Blacklog and no one was turned away from her door. 
Mrs. JONES was a devout member of the First Methodist 
Church----------------church work as long as her health permitted, in the 
woman's Bible Class of the Sunday School; in the Ladies' Aid Society; the 
Missionary Society and in every branch of the work.  She also belonged to 
the Eastern Star and of the Auxiliary to the American Legion. 
Like St. Paul, Mrs. JONES could say, "I know in whom I have believed and I 
am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him 
against that day."  Her faith in her God was her constant comfort. 
Sophia CAMPBELL JONES was born in Blacklog Valley, the daughter of Hance and 
Margaret SMITH CAMPBELL.  She was of Irish extraction as her father came 
direct from Ireland.  She was one  of  a large family of children.  She 
spent some of her early life in Blacklog Valley and later spent some years 
in Ohio.  United in marriage with Alonzo W. JONES, she lived with him in 
Shade Valley where they farmed until they moved to Mount Union, March 13, 
1901 and since that time the JONES home has been on West Market street.  The 
husband and father was a Civil War veteran with an enviable record of honor. 
He was engaged in business here and later served as Postmaster of Mount 
Union under President Wilson.  He passed away more than fourteen years ago. 
Surviving are the following children; Dr. Charles JONES of Summerhill, Pa.; 
Roy G. C. JONES, of Wyalusing, Pa.; H. Decker JONES, Mrs. Minnie JONES, Mrs. 
Harold V. SHOPE and Carson W. JONES  all of Mount Union.  There are two 
grandsons, Charles JONES, Jr. and Roy JONES, Jr., also surviving, as well as 
the following brothers and sisters: Dr. Frank CAMPBELL, of Hopewell; Dr. 
Robert B. CAMPBELL and Dr. William J. CAMPBELL, both of Mount Union; Mrs. 
M.C. ALEXANDER of Shelby, Ohio, and Mrs. John SKYLES of Pittsburgh. 
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church, Tuesday 
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock when the pastor, Rev. J. W. SKILLINGTON will 
officiate with the following ministers who were former intimate friends of 
the Jones family; Rev. H. Willis HARTSOCK, Tyrone; Rev. David Y. BROUSE, 
Harrisburg; Rev. C.W. KARNS of Tyrone and Rev. George WOOMER of Roaring 
Spring.  The Easter Star will have a part also in the services.  Interement 
will take place-------------(The remainder of the obit is missing.DW) 

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Seized by a severe heart attack, Ulysses S. BUMGARDNER died suddenly at his 
home in Lewistown on Thursday evening some time between 6 and 9 o'clock 
while he was alone.  His lifeless body was found in the kitchen of his home 
two days later, Saturday evening about 8:30 o'clock, when near relatives of 
the deceased forced an entrance to his house after their suspicions were 
aroused by his prolonged absence.  The decedent was aged 64 years. 7 months 
and 25 days. 
The body of Mr. BUMGARDNER was in a rocking chair and close beside him was 
his open Bible lying upon the kitchen table. 
The deceased was fully clad.  He was leaning back in the large rocking 
chair.  His glasses were upon his face.  The discovery was made by his son, 
Carl Edward BUMGARDNER, and by the latter's sister, Mrs. George MILLER, and 
by a grandson of the deceased, Irvin MILLER, who forced open a rear window. 
The doors of the house were all locked and the window blinds had all been 
pulled down.  The grandson who went through the raised window was the first 
to see the body of his grandfather. 
Mr. BUMGARDNER, the deceased, had planned to go Thursday night to 
Philadelphia to see the mummers' parade on Friday, accompanying Fred 
GRIMMINGER of Lewistown in an automobile.  Relatives of the dead man 
consequently felt no alarm over his absence until on Saturday evening when 
they ascertained that he had not gone to Philadelpha with Mr. GRIMMINGER, 
the trip having been called off on account of unfavorable weather. 
It was the habit of Mr. BUMGARDNER to spend much of his time in his home 
alone until about 9 o'clock each evening when he went to the homes of his 
son and daughter, Carl BUMGARDNER and Mrs. George MILLER to sleep.  He was 
last seen alive on Thursday evening about 6 o'clock in the grocery store 
which adjoins his home, he having made some purchases at the store.  He had 
been suffering from high blood pressure which turned to low blood pressure. 
He contemplated his death and made all his funeral arrangements with his 
undertaker weeks before he died. 
Mr. BUMGARDNER was a son of Israel and Julia GETTLEMAN BUMGARDNER of 
Riddlesburg, Bedford county, where he was born, the parents being both 
deceased.  His first wife, Miss Laura E. SHOOP of Mapleton Depot, preceded 
him in death in Lewistown, January 19, 18--.  His second wife, who was Miss 
Eva Gertrude DIPPERY, died on January 29, 1931. 
These two sons and two daughters of Mr. BUMGARDNER survive him: George A. 
BUMGARDNER, Huntingdon; Mrs. George (Ethel) MILLER, 166 Pannnebaker avenue, Lewistown, and Mrs. Elmer (Dola) FOSTER, Mapleton Depot, Huntingdon county, all children born from the first marital union, and Carl Edward BUMGARDNER, 
15 Terrace Boulevard, Granville Township, a son of the second marriage. 
Eleven grandchildren of Mr. BUMGARDNER survive him. 
Mr. BUMGARDNER was a member of the First Methodist Church of Lewistown since 
he was a boy and also a member of the Men's Bible Class of his church, 
taught by Charles COXE.  Until three weeks ago when Mr. BUMGARDNER's fast 
declining health disabled him, he had a 100 percent attendance in his church 
school class for a period of 15 years.  During the last 30 years he resided continuously in the dwelling where his death occurred.  It was one of the fondest desires of his heart to remain in that house as his abode, he refusing to make his home permanently among his sons and daughters who urged him to come to them to live. 
The funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home of Ralph BARCHUR, 
75 Logan street, Lewistown, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Dr. 
John H. DAUGHERTY, pastor of the deceased, First Methodist Church.  The 
burial will be made in William Lind Memorial Cemettery, Lewistown beside his 
first wife, Laura E. SHOOP BUMGARDNER 

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