Commodore P. Mitchell
DUBOIS - Commodore P. Mitchell, 91, of East Long Avenue in DuBois and a guest at the DuBois Nursing Home, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at the nursing home.
Born March 17, 1906, in Hyde City, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Annie E. (Snyder) Mitchell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II.
Mr. Mitchell was a clay and coal miner.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 813 of DuBois.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Pearle) Carr of Magadore, Ohio; a son, Charles Thomas of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren and numberous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mable Dempsey in 1985; four sisters and four brothers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc. in DuBois with the Msgr. Louis J. Heberlein officiating.
Interment will be in the Emerickville Mehtodist Cemetery in Pinecreek Township in Jefferson County.
Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of services Saturday at the funeral home.
The VFW honor guard will conduct a full military service at the fuenral home.
Emery C. Maines
HOUTZDALE - Emery C. Maines, 75, of Houtzdale RD, died Sudnay, April 5, 1998, at his residence.
Born July 14, 1922, in Bradford Township, he was a son of Doran and Matilda (Cowfer) Maines.
Mr. Maines was a retired laborer from Wilkinson's Lumber, Osceola Mills RD. He was Protestant by faith.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Duttry; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Nancy) English of Houtzdale RD, Barbara J. Merritt of Philipsburg, and Mrs. John (Marilyn) Spencer of Beccaria; five greandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Schonwalder of Hyde and Lenora Crowell of Clearfield; and a brother, Cyrus of Salem, Ohio.
Mr. Maines was preceded in death by his parents, eight sisters and four brothers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Umbria Cemetery, Osceola Mills, with the Rev. Richard Bradley officiating.
Interment will be in Umbria Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Heath Funeral Home, Osceola Mills, is in charge of arrangements.
Abbie A. Wallace
SHILOH - Services for Abbie A. Wallace, 93, of Shiloh, who died at Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield on Saturday, June 17, 1995, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with Pastor W. Lee Casher officiating.
Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the fuenral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Born on Dec. 17, 1901, in Woodland, she was a daughter of Doran and Matilda (Cowfer) Maines.
She is survived by four children, Dorothy M. Wheeler, Calvin D. Wallace, Amanda L. LeForte and Jessie R. Maines, all of Woodland R.D.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren; several great-great-great-granchildren; and five siblings, Emery Maines of Hourzdale, Leo Maines of Ohio, Anna Rougeux of Croft, Dorothy Schonwalder of Clearfield and Winifred Dixon of Morrisdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde P. Wallace in 1984, an infant grandaughter, 11 brothers and 5 sisters.
Anna M. Rougeux
CROFT - Funeral services for Anna M. (Maines) Rougeux, 84, of Croft, RD 2, Clearfield, and most recently a guest of Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who died at the center on Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Dr. Duane A. White officiating.
Interment will follow in Eden Cemetery, Shawville RD.
Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from noon until the hour of service.
Born in Shiloh on Oct. 16, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Doran and Matilda (Cowfer) Maines.
Mrs. Rougeux was a homemaker and wed Harold A. Rougeux Sr. on Nov. 16, 1947, who died Nov. 13, 1992.
Surviving are three sons, Elwood D. Maines of Nashville, Tenn., and Frank D. Maines and Harold A. Rougeux Jr., both of Croft; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-granchildren, two brothers and two sisters, Emery Maines of Houtzdale, Leo Maines of Salem, Ohio, Dorothy Schonwalder of Clearfield, and Leora of Scranton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by these brothers and sisters: Clark, Elwood E., Elma, Alda, Sue, Jessie, Abbie, Esther, Bessie, Doran Jr. and infant James.
Fred B. Schonwalder
Fred B. Schonwalder, 84, of Bailey Settlement, Clearfield RD, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Clearfield Hospital.
Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Clearfield, he was a son of the late William and Lena (Olaughlin) Schonwalder.
Mr. Schonwalder retired from North American Refractories, Curwensville, in 1978 after 39 years of service.
He was a member of the Centre Grove United Methodist Church and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Arie 812.
In December of 1934 he married Dorothy (Maines) Schonwalder, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and a foster son, Catherine Klopp of Womelsdorf, Violet Curley of Clearfield RD, Kenneth Anderson of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 10 half brothers and sisters: Nora McCoy, Harry Hand, and Joanne Holt, all of Clearfield, Jim Hand of Hepburnia, Eva Peoples of Olanta, Joyce Leedy of York, Gila Stucke of Woodland, William Schonwalder of New York, Wilma Tenny and Glenni Jordan, both of Florida.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Harold Hand.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Bennett and Houser Fuenral Home Inc., Clearfield, with Rev. Gary L. Daugherty officiating.
Interment will be in Centre Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services at 11 a.m.
Elizabeth A. Allison
CURWENSVILLE - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc., Curwensville for Elizabeth Ann "Lib" Allison, 80, of Chestnut Street, Curwensville, who died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Altoona Hospital.
The Revs. Gust Maderia Jr. and Matthew Sauer will co-officiate. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. today, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Clearfield Chapter.
Born March 26, 1918 in Grampian, she was a daughter of Robert Lincoln and Elizabeth Ann (Phillips) Mathews.
Mrs. Allison retired from the Clearfield Cheese Plant in March 1980, and previously worked for the Dufflebag Factory, Curwensville and Dumont Airplane-Marine, Hyde.
She attended Curwensville Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Co. Ladies Auxilliary.
On Jan. 28, 1939, she wed Stanley Paul Allison who preceded her in death on March 26, 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Dorothy Wolf, Edith Blankenhorn and Mae Reilly; and four brothers, Robert, Harry, John and Thomas Mathews.
She is survived by four children, Eugene Allison at home, Mrs. James (Patricia) Harner of Curwensville, Dennis Allison of Mechanicsville, Md., and Edward Allison of New Cumberland; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a sister, Cora Shaffer of Curwensville.
John Franklin Miller Obituary
KILLED BY FALL FROM WINDOW
Nov. 29, 1903
John Miller, Sr., Meets Death at Waynesburg. (Died 11-26-1903)
FORMERLY OF THIS COUNTY
John Miller, Sr., formerly a well known Washington county farmer, fell from the second story window of the home of his son, John Miller, at East Waynesburg, some time early Thursday morning and was killed.
Just how the distressing accident happened is not known and never will be, for no one saw him fall and life was extinct when he was picked up. The sad accident came as a shock to the deceased's family, and it was a sad Thanksgiving Day at the home. The deceased slept in the same room with his son, and on a cot. For some time he had not been very well, but was not in serious condition. At times he would take choking spells, and it is supposed that some time during the early morning that he had taken on of these spells. In order to get some fresh air he had gone to the window, raising it, when he was stricken in some manner and fell out. In falling he had first alighted on a porch roof and from there fell to the ground.
His son was suddenly awakened and he supposes the noise of his father going through the window had aroused him. He missed his father at once and got up. He looked around upstairs, then went down and out on the porch, discovering the body lying on the ground at the side of the porch. A physician was called, but death had probably been instant. The body was yet warm when found. Coroner Knox, of Greene County, was called Thursday forenoon and will report it accidental death.
The deceased formerly lived at Ten Mile, this county (Washington County), where he was a well known resident. For some time he had been living about with his children. He was a member of C.P. (Cumberland Presbyterian) church at Ten Mile, and since being in Waynesburg was regular in attendance at the C. P. church at that place. Besides the son at Waynesburg, three sons, Joseph, Osborne and Lafayette, reside in Washington. Another son Allison lives in Montana, and a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Holmes, lives in McDonald. Mrs. Dan Baker, of near Ten Mile, is also a daughter. One brother, Tunis Miller, resides with his daughter, Mrs. Curry, at Waynesburg. He was about 83 years.
Martha J. DeFrance Miller Obituary
Mrs. Martha D. Miller
Washington Paper died 09-18-1893
Mrs. Martha D. Miller, wife of Jno F. (John Franklin) Miller, Ten Mile Village, died on Monday afternoon after quite a brief illness of general debility. She was about sixty seven years old. The deceased had two sons in this place, Joseph A. Miller, in the employ of Walker & Slater, and O. Miller, a pattern maker for Fisk, Lane & Fisk. Mrs. Miller's maiden name was DeFrance, and Chas. DeFrance, Claysville, Hugh and Allison DeFrance, McConnell's Mills, and F. C. DeFrance Dunsfort, are brothers. She was a serious member of the Pleasant Hill C. P. (Cumberland Presbyterian) church and her remains will be interred in the graveyard attached to the church on Wednesday afternoon, the funeral services to be held at 3 p. m. on that day.
Washington Pa Paper (July 27, 1934, Probably, Washington Reporter.)
Osborne Miller, Long Resident Here, Died This Morning
Osborne Miller, 80, of 50 Brookside Avenue, died at 10 o’clock this morning in his home after three weeks illness due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was the last (survivor) of nine children of the late Mr. And Mrs. John F. Miller
of Ten Mile. He had resided in Washington (PA) almost half a century, and until three years ago was employed by B. D. Northrup. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jane Meloy Miller, a daughter Mrs. Blanche M. Day, wife of Hershal Day of Canonsburg. The body is to be taken tonight to the H.M. Day home, 502 West College Street, Canonsburg. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.