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CAMBRIA FREEMAN
EBENSBURG, PA
1896

Friday, 3 Jan 1896

George Fresh, Esq., of Nicktown, died at his home in that place on Tuesday, December 24th, aged 48 years.

Peter Stoltz, one of Barr township's oldest citizens, died at his home in that township on December 23, 1895, aged about 73 years.

On Monday the county commissioners appointed E.P. Baker, Esq., of Susquehanna township, merchantile appraiser. There were a large number of applicants.

John M. Balsbaugh and his wife, who reside near Swatara, this state, were found dead in their rooms on Christmas morning from the effects of coal gas from a defective stove pipe.

Mrs. John Ford died at her home at Mineral Point on Friday of last week, aged about 50 years. She is survived by her husband, three children, all grown up, and by three brothers.

Mrs. Mary Stineman died at her home in Croyle township, on December 21st, 1895, aged 95 years. The deceased was the mother of Hon. J.C. and George B. Stinemana, of South Fork.

William K. Irwin died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.T. Dougherty, in Altoona on Monday, aged 53 years. The deceased was an engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad and was born at Summit, this county.

On Saturday evening Sebastian Fry, one of Loretto's oldest and most respected citizens, died suddenly from an apoplectic stroke, aged about 75 years. His remains were interred at Loretto on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Theresa Fromaid, an aged resident of Johnstown, died at the home of her adopted daughter, Mr. John Downing, of that city, on Monday, in the 82nd year of her age. Mrs. Fromaid at one time resided at the Summit.

Robert Davison, father of Dr. T.J. Davison, of this place, died at the home of his son at Ligonier, Westmoreland county, on Friday December 27, 1895, aged 83 years, 4 months and 9 days. The deceased was a native of Westmoreland county, and is survived by four sons and three daughters.

Mrs. Margaret Roberts, one of the oldest native residents of Ebensburg, died at the home of Mr. Elisha Mahan, in Ebensburg on Thursday morning, January 2, 1896, aged about 70 years. The deceased was the widow of Thomas Roberts who preceded her to the grave a number of years ago.

Mr. Thomas Carney died at the residence of John Miller, in Jackson township, on Sunday, from pneumonia. Mr. Carney was a resident of Indiana county, and at the breaking out of the civil war enlisted in Company A, 11th Penna. Reserves, which was raised in Ebensburg. He was a good soldier and served through the war and on his return made his home in the neighborhood of Strongstown. He was about 60 years of age and unmarried.

Marriage Licenses.
-Mathias Anastatius Dietrick, Hastings, and Blanche Helena Adams, Patton
-John Good, Barr township and Amanda Mahan, Cambria township
-Amos G. Fogle and Frances Conrad, Chest Springs
-George E. Fresh, Jackson township, and Emily Dimond, East Taylor township
-Edward Maines, Spangler, and Charlotte Kirkpatrick, Elder township
-John A. Mullen, Gallitzin, and A. Ivory, Chest Springs
-Edward McCloskey and Bertha Moore, Gallitzin
-Michael Kline and Susan Howard, Johnstown

Friday, 17 Jan 1896

Obituary.
BUCK.--Died at his home in Allegheny township on Monday, January 6, 1896, Mr. Jacob Buck, aged 64 years.

The deceased was a well-known and respected citizen and stood high in the estimation of his neighbors in the community in which he lived. He was the father of fourteen children, ten of whom, with their mother survive him. He is also survived by three brothers--John and Frank, of Carrolltown, and W.J., of Allegheny township. His remains were interred in St. Monica's cemetery at Chest Springs on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.

Of, father, thy gentle voice is hushed,
Thy warm, true heart is still.
And on thy pale and peaceful face
Is resting Death's cold chill.
Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
We have kissed thy lovely brow,
And in our aching hearts we know
We have no father now.

Marriage Licenses.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the weeks ending Thursday, January 16, 1896:
-Joseph Pelegrand and Nena McCunn, Barnesboro
-David S. Echenbash, Elstie, and Ann M. Will, Gallitzin
-Joseph Skeba and Victora Treashuk, Patton
-Joseph D. Turner and Agnes James, Bryan Wake
-George W. Shaffer, East Taylor, and Amanda Jane Brown, Jackson
-Frederick P. Coontz and Lydia Layton, Walnut Grove
-Thomas A. Ivey and Nora Kartnett, Johnstown
-John H. Ripple, Geistown, and Ida Kelber, Upper Yoder township
-William F. Zipp and Christian O'Neill, Johnstown
-Alphonsus Horn, Altoona, and Bulah Houser, Summit
-Frank Kirsch and Elizabeth Godsick, Hastings
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Friday, 24 Jan 1896

Mr. John Lantzy Jr., of Elder township, intends moving to Linn county, Oregon, where he expects to take up the occupation of farmer.

Obituary.
LUTHER.--Died at the home of her son, Michael J. Luther, in Ebensburg on Wednesday afternoon, January 22, 1896, Mrs. Susan Luther, aged 57 years.

The deceased was born in Carroll township, and was the eldest daughter of the late Jacob Sharbaugh, one of the early settlers in that locality, and was married to John W. Luther, who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Luther, with her daughter, Ella, resided in Carrolltown, and when her son, Michael, of this place, was stricken with typhoid fever, a couple of months ago, with a mother's love and devotion she hastened to his bedside and day and night was untiring in her watchful care in nursing back to health her stricken son. About ten days before her death, Mrs. Luther was attacked with the same disease and although she had been in good health, the strain of the continued watching of the previous weeks had weakened her physically and she continued sinking until death ensued. She was a woman of many virtues and the sad ending of her mission of maternal affection is deeply regretted by the whole community.

She is survived by two sons, Michael J. and Edward, both of Ebensburg; and three daughters, Mary, wife of Adam Lieb, of Nicktown; Emma, wife of Isidore Binder, of Hastings, and Ella, who is single and lived with her mother. She is also survived by three brothers, John W., James and C.A. Sharbaugh, of Carrolltown, and four sisters, Mrs. Valentine Thomas, Mrs. W.C. Severin, both of Carrolltown; Mrs. Casper Leib, of Nicktown, and Mrs. John McDermitt, of Johnstown.

Her remains were taken to her home in Carrolltown on Thursday morning from whence the funeral will take place at 10 o'clock to-day (Friday.)

Friday, 31 Jan 1896

A three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Delaney, of Ashville, died on Tuesday.

Frank Krug, of Cambria township, has taken a position on the Pennsylvania railroad as a brakeman.

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. McCloskey, of Altoona, was buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery at Gallitzin on Sunday afternoon.

Marriage Licenses
-Thomas N. Nagle and Catharine O'Hara, Patton

Friday, 7 Feb 1896

Mr. Lawrence Stich, Sr., of Carrolltown, aged 66 years, died at his home on Friday evening last, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. He was born in Germany and came to Cambria county in 1852, residing there from that time on. He was by trade a cooper. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Fredericka Binder. These children out of a family of fifteen still survive: Otto, Andrew, Benno, Irene, Annie, Bertha, Boniface and Anton, all residing at home, and Herman, of Altoona. The deceased was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic church of Carrolltown, and his funeral took place on Monday morning.

Friday, 14 Feb 1896

Marriage Licenses.
-John Riley and Susan Chirdon, Delaney

Killed in the Tunnel.
Edward S. McMullen, a brakeman employed on the Pittsburg division, residing in Altoona, was instantly killed in the Gallitzin tunnel about 3:30 on Friday afternoon. The body was not found until about 7:30 Friday evening.

It is thought McMullen fell from his train while it was passing through the tunnel, though it is not known at exactly what time the accident occurred. He must have fallen between the bumbers, for the body, when found, showed that the wheels had passed over the chest and both arms. Death under these circumstances, was instantaneous.

The remains were picked and conveyed to Gallitzin where they were prepared for burial. The body was then taken to Altoona to Mrs. J. J. Irvin, a sister of the deceased.

Edward McMullen was born at Chest Springs and was about 24 years of age. He leaves a wife to whom he was recently married at Pitcairn. His father is also yet living, beside the sister, Mrs. J. J. Irvin, with whom he boarded. The deceased was a member of the Pennsylvania Railroad Relief Fund in the second class.

Friday, 28 Feb 1896

Valentine Glass, a native of Munster township, this county, died at his home in Pittsburg on Thursday of last week after a brief illness from pneumonia, aged 37 years. The deceased was a son of William Glass, now of Gallitzin, and was born in Munster township in 1859. He was married in 1888 to Miss Evangeline O'Neill, who, with one daughter aged seven years, survives him. He is also survived by his father and several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Mina Seymour, a brief notice of whose death was mentioned in these columns last week was born in Carroll township, on the 17th of March, 1848. The cause of her death was consumption and though she was ailing since May last, she bore her sickness with patience and fortitude. She was a kind and loving mother and will be sadly missed by her family and a large circle of friends. She was a daughter of Augustine Hott, of Carroll township, who though 84 years of age survives her. She was married at Carrolltown on the 22d day of May, 1866, to George Seymour. To this union eleven children were born, nine of whom survive her--they are: Harriet, wife of Frank Watt, of Allegheny township; Maggie, wife of Frank Rice, of Chest Springs; Thomas, William, Alice, Burtis, Leonard, Blanche and Edgar who are at home. She is also survived by her husband, an aged father and her brothers, James and Augustine Hott, Jr. of Carroll township, and Thomas of Altoona; five sisters, Mrs. John Cole, of Altoona; Mrs. L. A. Craver, of Ebensburg; Mrs. Frank Vaught, of Altoona; Mrs. Nicholas Wyland, of Spangler, and Mrs. A. V. Buck, of Conemaugh.

The funeral services were held at the Catholic church of which she was a lifelong member, at Loretto, on Thursday last, by Rev. Father Hawe, after which her remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.

6 Mar 1896

Local and Personal
Mrs. James Litzinger, of Chest Springs, one of the oldest residents of that neighborhood, is seriously ill and on account of her age but little hopes are had for her recovery.

Joseph Piper, a brakeman on the Ebensburg & Cresson branch, had one of his fingers amputated on Friday, as a result of an accident that happened last fall when he had the member crushed. It never healed and amputation had to be resorted to.

According to orders issued from the Adjutant General's department, the National Guard of Pennsylvania will encamp by division from July 18 to 25 inclusive. The location of the encampment will be announced in future orders.

Obituary.
M'DERMOTT.--Mrs. Catharine McDermott, relict of the late Colonel Barnabus McDermot, died at her home in Altoona on Wednesday morning of last week, with asthma, aged 68 years.

The deceased was a native of Ebensburg and was a daughter of the late David Todd, one of the early residents of Ebensburg. She was married in 1845 to Mr. McDermott at Loretto, after which they resided for several years in Ebensburg, for a time keeping what is now known as the Central Hotel. The family afterwards removed to Wilmore, and returned to Ebensburg in the early sixties and resided here until 1876 when they removed to Altoona, which has been their home ever since. Colonel McDermott died in 1890.

Mrs. McDermott is survived by four children, Mrs. Dr. J. J. Oatman, of Philadelphia; David McDermott, forman of the Middle Division round-house, in Altoona; Mrs. F. C. Platt, of Gallitzin, and Miss Alice, at home. Her remains were inter- (sp) in St. John's cemetery, Altoona, on Friday morning.

13 Mar 1896

--Emmet Weakland, son of Luke Weakland, of this place, is ill with pneumonia.

--Nicholas Smeltzer, a well known citizen of Gallitzin, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. D.C. Burk, in that place on Tuesday, aged about 50 years. His remains were interred in St. Patrick's cemetery, Gallitzin, on Thursday.

--Augustin Yost, aged about 55 years, received a stroke of paralysis at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning while cutting wood for Mr. Ivory, of Ashville, and was carried to his home, in the same town, where he died at 10:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Deceased was born about a mile west of Carrolltown. He was a well-known and respected citizen and leaves a wife and four children, viz: Mrs. H. Gibbons, of Ashville; William Yost of Dunlo, and Miss Stella and Demetrius, at home. The funeral will take place on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in the cemetery at that place.

--Mrs. Agnes Fox died at the Brant House, in Altoona, on Sunday night from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy Saturday evening. She was aged 68 years, 2 months and 5 days, and was the widow of John F. Fox, who was killed during the war of the rebellion. Deceased was born in Cambria county, but had been a resident of Altoona for many years.

--James O'Brien, of Gallitzin, in attempting to get off a moving freight train at Portage, about nine o'clock on Tuesday evening of last week, fell under the wheels and had both legs cut off below the knees, after receiving medical attention he was taken to the Johnstown hospital, where he died on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was 33 years of age and is survived by his mother, two sisters and one brother. His remains were interred in St. Patrick's cemetery in Gallitzin on Saturday afternoon. [died 5 MAR 1896]

--The South Fork Record says: A very skilled piece of civil engineering was accomplished at the John C. Scott & Son's mine, at Ehrenfeld, by County Surveyor S. G. Fetterman and corps, of Johnstown, a few weeks ago. [remainder of article cut off]

Friday, 20 Mar 1896

--Emmet Weakland, son of Luke Weakland, of this place, is seriously ill with a complication of diseases resulting from an attack of the measles followed by pneumonia.

--While walking to Carrolltown last Saturday a week, a young man named Dougherty, who works for Mark Huber, of near Hastings, attempted to cross a fence on James Westrick's farm, when a rail he stepped on broke, and throwing him forward, a sharp piece of it penetrated his leg near the groin, piercing the femoral artery. He started for home but fainted from loss of blood. On regaining consciousness he attracted the attention of Mr. Westrick's sons and he was conveyed home. Dougherty's life was despaired of for a time, but he is now considered out of danger.

Obituary.
Mr. John Kane, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Allegheny township, died at his home at Kaylor's station, on Tuesday morning, March 17th, aged 65 years, ten months and 1 day. The deceased was born in Munster township, resided all his life in Cambria county, and was respected by all who knew him as a good citizen and an upright man. He is survived by his wife and six children, three sons; John, of Latrobe; Andrew, of Beulah, and Albert, of Munster township; and three daughters; Mary, wife of T. H. Howell; Clara, wife of Philip Cronauer, both of Gallitzin, and Sarah, wife of Hugh Kiser, of Lilly. He is also survived by one brother and three sisters.

His remains were interred in St. Michael's cemetery at Loretto, on Thursday morning, after a High Mass of Requiem for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace.

Mrs. Henry Funk, died at her home in Ebensburg, on Wednesday morning, March 18th, in the 75th year of her age. The deceased was a daughter of Edward Jones, deceased, an older settler of Blacklick township. She was married three times, her first husband's name being Rager; her second husband's name being Leidy, and her third husband being Mr. Henry Funk, of this place, who survives her; also four children by her first husband and five by her husband. She is also survived by one brother, Philip Jones, of Blacklick township. The interment will take place to-day, (Friday) when the funeral will leave the house at 9 o'clock, A. M., and proceed to the Dunkard cemetery at Mundy's, in Jackson township, the deceased having been a member of the Dunkard church.

Mrs. Catharin Yost died at her home in Carroll township, on Thursday, March 5th, 1896. She is survived by one son, Jacob Yost, of Barr township; and three daughters, Mrs. William Wasser, of Carroll township; Mrs. George Burley, of Carrolltown, and Maggie at home.

27 Mar 1896

--John Risban died at his home in Tunnelhill, on Sunday, March 21st, aged about 70 years. Two sons and five daughters survive him, viz: Peter, of Altoona; Thomas J., of Tunnelhill; Mary, wife of James McGibbony, Julia, wife of Thomas W. McCloskey, both of Tunnelhill; Annie, wife of R. N. Martin, of Renova; Rose, wife of William W. Watkins, of Punxsutawny, and Marsha, wife of Thomas J. McCloskey, of Hollidaysburg. [blurry copy, not sure of all names]

--Mrs. Lydia Benden, died at the residency of her son-in-law, ex-Sheriff D. A. Luther, in Carroll township, on Monday, aged 78 years. The deceased is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Peter Campbell, of Carrolltown; Mrs. D. A. Luther, of Carroll township, and Mrs. W. H. Connell, of Ebensburg, and one son, Nathaniel Benden, who resides in Montana. He remains were interred in St. Benedict's cemetery, at Carrolltown, on Thursday morning.

--Mrs. Gwenie Hughes, relict of the late John D. Hughes, died at her home in Johnstown, on Monday March 23rd, 1896, aged 74 years. The deceased, with her husband and family, were old-time residents, of Ebensburg, and was well known to the older residents, of this place. Mr. Hughes, sometime in the fifties, along with the late David J. Evans, carried on a merchant tailoring establishment, on High street, and was at one time burgess of Ebensburg.

--Mr. John Beers, Sr., a well known citizen, of Reade township, died at his home in that township, on Friday, March 20th, 1896, aged, aged (dupl) 75 years. The deceased was a Mexican war veteran, having at the breaking out of the war between this country and Mexico enlisted in Company B, Second Pennsylvania Volunteers and served until the end of the war. He leaves to survive him, his wife, four sons and one daughter. His remains were interred in Pleasant Hill cemetery, at Glasgow, on Monday.

--Joseph Wright, Sr., died at the home of his son, John Wright, in Summerhill township, on Friday last, aged 94 years. The deceased was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1802. In 1813 he was put to carrying the mail from Cumberland to Ebensburg via Somerset, Stoeystown, crossing the Stonycreek at the point where the Red bridge is now located, to the Frankstown road, which he followed to the vicinity of where Summerhill how stands; there he forded the Little Conemaugh, and proceeded thence, through what is now New Germany, to Ebensburg.

--Miss Maude, daughter of Joseph Hogue, Esq., of Allegheny township, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Edward Callahan, at Charleroi, Pa., on Thursday of last week at 5 o'clock P.M., of quiet consumption, aged about 21 years. Miss Hogue took sick in Pittsburgh, about two months ago, where she was visiting relatives. She went to Charleroi some three weeks ago to visit Mrs. Callahan. Her condition was more serious than was at first believed and her death is a sad blow to her relatives and friends. The remains were taken to Loretto on Friday for interment.
[headstone says Matilda Jane Hogue, 14 JAN 1875-19 MAR 1896]

Marriage Licenses.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, March 26, 1896:
-John C. Myers and Annie C. Yoder, Adams township
-William D. Slagle and Lena Kelley, Johnstown
-Charles H. Levergood, Lorain, Ohio, and [and] Cora E. Hayes, Johnstown
-John Richards, Jr., Morrellville, and Cora M. Naylor, West Taylor township
-Jacob L. Gates and Mary C. Felix, Morrellville
-Joseph Elwood Schmittle and Matilda Caroline Mulhollen, Glasgow

3 Apr 1896

Mr. Matthias Farabaugh, of Munster township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Wednesday.

One day last week while James Rager, of Jackson township, was cutting timber, he made a mistake with the axe and cut his foot badly.

Marriage Licenses.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, April 2d, 1896:
-John Jones, Cambria township, and May Bell James, Ebensburg
-Sylvester B. Carney, Penn Runn, Indiana county, Pa., and Katie J. Stoltzman, Johnstown
-Isaiah Steele and Margaret W. Hill, Johnstown
-James C. Hatch and Esther Lewis, Johnstown
-George Reynolds and Maggie R. McCool, Johnstown
-Wesley E. Boyle and L. Etta Claycomb, Johnstown
-Howard Geisel and Othills Wild, Dale
-Thomas H. Flemming and L. Ollie Butterbaugh, Cookport, Indiana county, Pa.
-Mike Tkacsik and Mary Jurasek, Johnstown
-Daniel W. Brown and Rosanna M. Murphy, Jackson township.

Committed Suicide.
On Sunday morning Mrs. Joseph Boschett, who with her husband and family resided in Portage township, about a mile south of Portage, in a fit of melancholia, shot herself in the left breast with a revolver, dying in about a half an hour.

Mrs. Boschett had made several attempts before to take her life, but had always been prevented. About two months ago, while at Portage, she threw herself in front of an approaching train, but was dragged from her perilous position in time to save her life.

On Sunday she had a quarrel with her husband which started her again on the idea of self-destruction and shortly after hunted up the revolver and shot herself.

She is survived by her husband and four small children.

Death of Mrs. Ida Elma Tibbott.
Mrs. Ida Elma, wife of John E. Tibbott, died at her home in Ebensburg on Sunday, March 29th, 1896, aged 36 years. The deceased had been enjoying her usual good health until the Tuesday before her death, when she complained of pains in her head. She continued to grow worse until the time of her death on Sunday. Mrs. Tibbott was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Davis, of this place, and was married November 17th, 1881, to John E. Tibbott. She is survived by her husband and five children; Ella, Annie, Richard, Catharine and Martha; also by one sister and two brothers.

10 Apr 1896

Emmet Weakland, son of Mr. Luke Weakland, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia for a couple of months, is improving and it is believed he will soon be able to be about.

James Ivory, an aged and respected citizen, died at his home in Gallitzin on Sunday night at 9 o'clock, aged about 60 years, from lung trouble, from which he had been ailing for some time past. Besides his wife he is survived by seven children, most of whom are married.

24 Apr 1896

--Richard R. Mechling, a highly esteemed resident of Susquehanna township, died at his home, Tuesday morning of last week, after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held at East Ridge, Wednesday.

--Mrs. Jane, relict of Joseph Behe, died at her home in Carrolltown, on Tuesday, April 19, 1896, aged about 70 years. She is survived by two sons, Henry and Matthew and one daughter, wife of Harry Thomas, of Carrolltown. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Carrolltown, Thursday morning.

--Harry Kibler, a brakeman on the Pennsylvania railroad, while in the act of stepping off a car at Johnstown on Tuesday evening, fell under the wheels and had his left leg crushed. He was taken to the Cambria hospital where the limb was amputated. Kibler is a resident of Johnstown, 23 years of age and married.

--Nicholas Lambour, an old and esteemed citizen of Nicktown, died at his home in that place, on Tuesday, April 14, 1896, aged 66 years. Mr. Lambour was born in Alsace, Germany, and came to this country when a young man and settled in Barr township, where he followed the occupation of a farmer. He afterwards laid out the town of Nicktown and built a hotel which he conducted for several years, when he disposed of the hotel and went into the business of merchandising. He was a prosperous, useful and good citizen and his death will be regretted by all acquainted with him. He leaves to survive him a wife and seven children all of whom reside in Nicktown. His remains were interred in the cemetery at that place on Thursday morning of last week, after the celebration of a High Mass of Requiem for the repose of his soul.

--Emmet Weakland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Weakland, of this place, died on Thursday morning, at ten minutes after nine o'clock, aged fourteen years. The deceased had been ill for fifteen weeks from a complication of diseases resulting from an attack of measles.

--Mrs. Dishart, widow of the late Charles Dishart, of Carroll township, died at her home in that township on Tuesday evening, April 21, 1896, aged 54 years. The deceased is survived by eight children, four girls, namely; Mrs. Clark Thomas, of Carrolltown; Mrs. John McBreen, of Ebensburg; Miss Sidney, of Altoona, and Miss Gertrude, at home; and four boys, Harry, Frank, Irvin and Ralph, who are at home. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Carrolltown on Thursday morning.

--T. R. Scanlan, Esq., a well-known citizen of Carrolltown and a member of the Cambria county bar, died at his home in that place at twenty-seven minutes of 11 o'clock on Monday night, aged about 48 years. His death was the result of throat trouble, from which he had long been a sufferer. He is survived by his wife and four children, the latter being Lutzen, Ellen and Fredicka, residing at home, and Lambert, of Spangler. He also leaves four brothers and one sister. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Carrolltown, on Thursday morning.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, April 23d, 1896:
-Milton Hoffman and Addie E. Greenwood, Conemaugh
-John J. Lloyd and Nancy Reffsnyder, Susquehanna township
-Clark Craver and Verd Westover, Susquehanna township
-Albert Farabaugh, Carroll township, and Mary M. Ager, Barr township
-Charles Endler and Rosie Hass, Elder township
-J. S. Koontz and Georgianna Paul, Johnstown
-Evan Gorgas and Bara Lukiesch, Johnstown
-John J. Gates, Flinton, and Bird Wallace, South Fork
-William A. McCloskey, Gallitzin, and Ann Eliza Hufford, Summit
-Walter C. Gerhardt and Elizabeth Holtzapel, Johnstown
-Jonas J. Yoder, Upper Yoder township, and Eliza M. Leininger, Johnstown
-Feidel Huk and Barbara Madarach, Johnstown
-George W. Griffith and Annie Moore, Johnstown
-C. J. McAuliff, Somerset county, Pa., and Mary H. Blum, Carrolltown
-Clinton Rugh, Summerhill township, and Mary E. Crum, Wilmore
-Alonza J. Litzinger and Annie F. Skelly, Gallitzin
-Walter F. Seigh and Eva K. Statler, Johnstown
-John F. Shaffer, Pittsburg, and Emma Noon, Conemaugh township
-Thomas Lochrie, Indiana, and Hannah Estep, Johnstown
-Joseph Wagner and Mary Bremen, Johnstown
-D. L. Pringle, Wilmore, and Hattie Gittings, Jackson township
-E. Hubert Simmons, Jackson township, and Mattie E. Ribbett, East Taylor township
-William E. Croyle, Walls, Allegheny county, Pa., and Alice E. Carpenter, Croyle township
-Christian C. Kelly and Henrietta Horner, Adams township

Friday, 1 May 1896

Four masked men bound Henry Bruner and his wife, of Indiana county, one night last week, and then looted the house. A pocketbook containing $70 was thrown in a corner by Mr. Bruner, which was subsequently found by the robbers, and this was about all of any value they secured.

Mrs. A. C. Buck, of Braddock, a brother of A. W. Buck, of this place, and a son of Hon. John Buck, of Carrolltown, was taken to his parents' home in Carrolltown, one day last week, suffering with typhoid fever, and on Monday another brother, Vincent J. Buck, also of Braddock, returned home suffering from the same disease. Both are having a severe attack of the dangerous malady and their condition is said to be critical.

Friday, 8 May 1896

One day last week Mr. Joseph Farabaugh, editor and proprietor of the Cresson Record, sold the plant to Swope Bros., St. Lawrence, who have taken charge of the establishment and will continue the publication of the paper.

On Sunday afternoon William Arble and George McCans, two Altoona boys, were playing at the former's home and found an old 33 caliber revolver which they supposed was unloaded. After Arble had snapped the pistol once or twice it went off and the ball entered McCan's right side near the ninth rib, glancing off and burying itself in the flesh where it could not be found. It is not certainly known whether the wound will prove fatal or not.

Marriage Licenses
-Joseph G. Buck, Gallitzin, and Lillie M. Conrad, Chest Springs
-Celestine P. Rieg, Carrolltown, and Mary G. Gline (Kline?), Carroll township

Friday, 15 May 1896

On Thursday, May 7th, 1896, Samuel Glass and Lizzie Gunder were married at the residence of the officiating clergyman, B.F. Keltch, in this place.

Mrs. Kilduff, wife of James Kilduff, of Lilly, died on Wednesday, May 6th, aged about 30 years. This was Mr. Kilduff's second wife, the first having died in 1892.

Henry Dumm Sr., of Barr township, while working on a new barn for Isaac Mahan, in Blacklick township, was stricken with apoplexy. His condition is serious.

Marriage Licenses
-Tony Cosci, Ebensburg, and Lizzie Farabaugh, Blacklick township

Mr. Humphrey Francis, an old resident of Cambria township, died at his home, some four miles south of Ebensburg, on Thursday of last week. He was one of the early settlers of this neighborhood and had reached the advanced age of 92 years.

Friday, 22 May 1896

Mr. George Bearer, formerly of this place, has accepted a position in the invoice department of the Carneige Steel company, in Pittsburg.

On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Shields, wife of Dr. John L. Shields, of Johnstown, committed suicide by taking morphine, after having an altercation with her husband.

Marriage Licenses
-Andrew Kline, Patton, and Martha Yahner, St. Lawrence
-Albert E. Constable and Julia Schroth, Johnstown
-John Crook, Spangler, and Lizzie Illig, Carroll township
-Jacob Lubert, Irvona, Pa., and Katharine Poludzik, Hastings

One day last week, Mrs. Sophia Lang, of Cresson, was badly burned with turpentine. She had been helping her mother clean house, and a can of turpentine was set on the back part of the stove. Mrs. Lang went to remove the can, which had become heated, and as she touched it the inflammable stuff exploded, the burning fluid scattered all over her arms and neck. She ran screaming to the cellar, where her mother was. The mother succeeded in putting out the fire with a piece of carpet, but not before Mrs. Lang was frightfully burned. At first her life was despaired of, but it is now thought she will recover. She suffers intense pain and is unable to turn in bed.

Friday, 29 May 1896

Susan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Soulsby, died at her parents home at Sterling No. 12, Hastings, on Wednesday, May 6th, 1896, aged 15 years, 9 months and 5 days.

Friday, 12 Jun 1896

The banns of matrimony were published in the Catholic churches of Wilmore and Carrolltown on Sunday last between Mr. George Farabaugh, of Carrolltown, and Miss Mary R. Dimond, of the Wilmore congregation. Mr. Farabaugh is an industrious young mechanic and Miss Dimond is a talented young teacher and also secretary of Pomono Grange of Cambria county. She is a daughter of Mr. Jessie H. Dimond.

Mrs. Catharine Burk, relict of James Burk, late of Summerhill township, who died in 1871, died at her home in Braddock, on Monday, June 1st, 1896, in the 79th year. The deceased lady, who maiden name was Catharine McKenzie, was married to Mr. Burk many years ago, and resided in Summerhill township during the lifetime of her husband. She was the mother of eight children, all daughters. The funeral took place on Thursday last, the remains being interred in the Catholic cemetery, in this place.

Friday, 19 Jun 1896

Mrs. Ann, wife of Sylvester Strittmatter, died at her home in Hastings on Friday, June 5th, 1896, aged 31 years.

Miss Mary Kane died of consumption, at her home in Carrolltown, on Tuesday morning, after an illness of over a year. The funeral took place on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Roselia, wife of James Sharbaugh, of Carroll township, died at her home in that township, on Thursday night, June 11th, 1896, aged about 47 years. She is survived by her husband and eleven children, the youngest being about three years old.

Marriage Licenses
-Michael Kutruff and Annie Mary Ropp, St. Lawrence

Friday, 26 Jun 1896

Mrs. Frank Yeager, of Patton, and Miss Dottie Weidman, of Hastings, were married at the Sacred Heart Church, Altoona, Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Father T.P. Smith. They were attended at the altar by Mr. Henry and Gertrude Feaster.

Miss Nettie M. Stineman, daughter of Hon. J.C. Stineman, and Dr. George Anderson Slick, of Johnstown, were married on Wednesday evening at the home of the bride. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D.S. Poling, of the South Fork Presbyterian Church, in the presence of a number of invited guests.

Mr. George Varner, an old and respected citizen of Jackson township, died suddenly at her home on Monday from neuralgia of the heart. He was sitting in a chain when death claimed him.

Mrs. James Perry, who had been an invalid for a number of years, died at her home in Chest Springs, on Saturday, aged 69 years. She is survived by her husband, James Perry, and three sons, Charles, of Chest Springs, and William and Frank, of Coalport, and two daughters, Mrs. J.B. Wilbur, of Ebensburg, and Mrs. Mary McDonald, of Chest Springs. Interment took place at the cemetery in Chest Springs on Monday at 2 o'clock.

Marriage Licenses
-Henry Farabaugh, Allegheny township, and Mary R. Dimond, Summerhill
-John L. Sechler and Elsie M. Baker, South Fork
-Nicholas F. Lambour and Rose M. Lieb, Nicktown

3 Jul 1896

Marriage Licenses
-Sebastian Baker, White township, and Kate McGuire, Ashville
-James C. Herzog, Johnstown, and Mary Harriet Hoover, Ebensburg

Mrs. Sarah Walters died at her home in Allegheny township Saturday, aged 75 years. She was married to Joseph Walters in 1848, and is survived by six children, viz: Mrs. Ellie McCoy and Mrs. Maggie McEllany, of Altoona; Mrs. Mary Douglass and Mrs. James Storm, of Clearfield township; and Mrs. Tillie Strawmoyer and Miss Susie Walters, who lived with their mother on the farm.

17 Jul 1896

Marriage Licenses
-John T. Baker and Susan Farren, Portage
-Anthony N. Helfrick and Angeline Weakland, Hastings

James Myers, ex-sheriff of this place [Ebensburg], born February 20, 1818, died July 10, 1896, buried at Holy Name Cemetery in Ebensburg. [shortened obit]

24 Jul 1896

Marriage Licenses
-Andrew J. Cole and Mary J. Raymond, Ashville
-George L. Bearer, Pittsburg, and Rose C. Fenlon, Ebensburg
-Henry J. Noel and Agnes Stoltz, Patton
-Lewis Stephens, Cresson township, and Augusta C. McGuire, Gallitzin

31 Jul 1896

Mr. Richard Tobin, one of Lilly's oldest citizens, died at his home in that place, on Monday of last week in the 73rd year of his age.

Joseph Lintz, of Loretto, and Miss Cora Nolf, of Stormstown, Pa., were married on Tuesday, July 21, by Father Willabaugh, of Stormstown.

Mrs. W.G. Ragley, of Jefferson, Texas, and her sister, Mrs. Minnie Kirsch, of Philadelphia, passed through Ebensburg a few days ago on their way to Barr township, where they will spend a short time visiting their father, Mr. Michael Byrne.

7 Aug 1896

George Yeckley Sr., an old and respected citizen of Gallitzin, died at his home in that place, on Tuesday, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was born in Germany and came to this country in 1850 and first located at Plane No. 5, on the old Portage road, where he remained for several years. He afterwards located at Gallitzin and has been a resident of that place for nearly 40 years. Besides his aged wife he leaves to mourn his loss five sons and two daughters, viz: Jacob and Chas, of Gallitzin; William, of Elyria, O.; John, of Summit; George, of Portage; Mrs. W.R. Hancuff, of Gallitzin; and Mrs. Samuel Miller, of Uniontown, Pa.

14 Aug 1896

Mr. Casper Lieb, of Nicktown, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Mr. N.F. Lambour, was appointed postmaster at Nicktown one day last week.

Leo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Flynn, of Patton, aged eleven months, died at the home of the parents in that place, on Monday night, from cholera infantum. The interment took place in St. Benedict's cemetery, on Wednesday morning.


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