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JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE
JOHNSTOWN, PA
1909
 

Saturday, 24 Apr 1909
Pg. 4
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

PARTY FOR LOVETT LAD.
Given Thursday Afternoon at Home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Knepper.


Special to The Tribune.

Lovett, April 24. -- A very enjoyable birthday party was given Thursday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Knepper, in honor of their son Harry David's fourth anniversary. A dainty luncheon was served, and later the guests departed for their respective homes wishing the young host many more happy birthdays. Those present were: Masters Harry David Knepper, Charles Costlow, Charles McCall, Kenneth Miller, and Thomas Costlow; Misses Dora Costlow, Ethel Costlow, Vera Costlow, and Beatrice Theresa Murphy, of Windber.

HASTINGS GIRL WEDS.
Miss Helen Neff Becomes Bride of Dr. George E. Baldwin.


Special to The Tribune.


Hastings, April 24. -- Announcement has just been made, causing a great surprise, of the marriage last August in Canada of Miss Helen Neff, a daughter of Squire and Mrs. A. G. Neff to Dr. George E. Baldwin, a former resident of this place. The wedding followed a visit of the young lady to New York State, Dr. Baldwin being located at Geneva.

 

Saturday, 10 Jul 1909
page 1, column 6 and page 11, column 2
Contributed by Gordon Grening

DEAD BODY FOUND SITTING UPRIGHT

Gruesome Discovery of Boys in West Taylor

I. C. BARNES A SUICIDE

LEANED AGAINST A TREE AND SENT BULLET INTO BRAIN.

Was Seen in That Locality Late Yesterday and Was Then Intoxicated, in Which Condition He Probably Took His Life—Had No Financial or Domestic Difficulties.

The cold, rigid, and slightly discolored dead body of Isaiah C. Barnes, a prominent resident and business man of West Taylor Township, was found about 1 o’clock this afternoon sitting up against a tree along Laurel Run, near the Penn Traffic slaughter house below Coopersdale. The gruesome find was made by some boys, who, at the request of Mrs. Barnes, had searched all morning for Mr. Barnes, who had not been see by members of (Continued on Page 11.)

DEAD BODY FOUND SITTING UPRIGHT

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his family since yesterday morning. Besides the body of the dead man lay a whisky bottle, a beer bottle, and a 38-caliber revolver, from which one shot had been fired. In his right temple was a hole, around which were powder burns and from which blood had oozed and trickled down over the side of the face and neck.

The circumstances clearly indicate suicide, according to relatives of the deceased and those who knew him. Mr. Barnes, The Tribune has been reliably informed, had neither domestic nor financial troubles. He was addicted to drink, however, and persons who saw him last evening say he was intoxicated then. He was seen late in the afternoon yesterday in the vicinity of the place where he was found, and people who live in that locality say they heard a shot about 4:30 o’clock, leading to the belief that Mr. Barnes killed himself at that hour.

Deputy-Coroner, H. B. Mainhart and Dr. Emlyn Jones visited the scene this afternoon and were satisified that Mr. Barnes came to his death by his own hand. They then turned the body over to Undertaker Henderson.

Isaiah C. Barnes formerly conducted a grocery store in West Taylor Township, selling out not long ago to Bruce Ribblett. He was to have opened up another store near the tannery next Monday. He was forty-four years old and leaves a wife and three daughters, all the latter being married.

 

Saturday, 14 Jul 1909
Pg. 2
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

SOUTH SIDE CHILDREN HURT.

A toddling youngster in the home of J. Goodman of the South Side reached up to the table a day or so ago and upset over herself a bowl of smoking hot soup, being very badly burned but is now out of danger, A young son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Palmer of Sherman street, came home from a visit to Somerset with an arm broken at the elbow. Mr. G. E. Conrad is attending both youngsters.

DAVID McCLELLAND DIES

Aged Former Johnstowner, Expires at Fort Palmer, Westmoreland County.

Special to The Tribune.

Fort Palmer, Pa., July 14. -- David McClelland, for thirty-five years a resident of Johnstown, died Thursday, July 8th, at his home here. He was eighty-five years old. His funeral took place on Sunday, July 11th.

David McClelland was born in County Down, Ireland. He came to America in 1944, spent several years in and about Philadelphia, and then located in Johnstown. In that city he worked for twenty-eight years with the Cambria Iron Company and at the Cambria Foundry helped to make the first steel put out in Johnstown. He moved to the Ligonier Valley in 1875. His wife died November 27, 1908, and he is survived by the following sons and daughters Thomas McClelland, of Johnstown, and Mrs. Z. O. McMillen, Mrs. Elizabeth Knupp, David and Belle, all of the Ligonier Valley.

 

Saturday, 7 Aug 1909
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

ELECTED TO DALE SCHOOL VACANCY.

At the regular meeting, Thursday of the Dale School Board, Miss Estella Felton, of Everett, was elected to the position of first primary teacher. Miss Mary Brubaker had been elected, but resigned to go elsewhere. No other business of importance was transacted.

DR. CAVODE IS HOME.

Robert G. Covode, D. D. E., of the Ruth block, returned yesterday morning from his western trip. He left Johnstown on July 5th for Los Angeles, Cal., to attend the meeting of the B. P. D. E. From there he went to Seattle, Portland, Yellowstone National Park.

 

Tuesday Evening, 14 Sep 1909
page 9, column 2
Contributed by Gordon Grening

WOMAN NEAR PORTAGE DEAD.

Mrs. Peter Odenthal Dies from Apoplexy, Aged Fifty-six Years

Special to The Tribune.

Portage, Sept. 14. -- Mrs. Peter Odenthal, who died at her home about two miles from here Saturday afternoon about 1 o'clock, from apoplexy, aged fifty-six years, was buried yesterday, with services in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was made in St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church Cemetery at Wilmore. The deceased, who was born and reared in Pittsburg and moved here about thirteen years ago, is survived by her second husband and five children to her first husband, as follows: John, Frank, Anna, and Eva Wiggins, all of Portage, and a son in Pittsburg. Undertaker Tickerhoof had charge of the funeral.


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