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9 Dec 1881
Page 6
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

David Peelor, formerly of this place, but for many years employed by the Cambria Iron Company, Johnstown, was here recently attending the funeral of his niece, Miss Anna McCartney. He looks as young and fresh as he did twenty years ago. -- Indiana Messenger.

Mrs. Elizabeth Shannon, the aged mother of Hon. P. C. Shannon, Chief Justice of Dakota, died suddenly at her home in Blairsville, Tuesday, from a stroke of paralysis. Up until the time the fatal summons reached her she seemed to be in her usual health. Deceased was aged about eighty years.

Mr. Samuel M. Pringle died at the residence of one of his brothers, in Sumerhill Township, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1881, aged about fifty-two years. Mr. Pringle was born on the same farm on which he died, and was a son of the late venerable Martin Pringle, who preceded him across the dark river a few years ago.

Mr. H. A. Bathurst, the "Lone Fisherman of the Conemaugh," arrived in town Wednesday, having been discharged from the county prison. Before leaving Ebensburg he agreed with Mrs. Walker, who prosecuted him for assault, etc., that his eight-year-old daughter should remain with her, and the legal documents of transfer of custodianship were made out.

In the Fourth Ward, Johnstown, died on Saturday morning last Mrs. Ann M. Tesh, at the age of about forty-nine years. Deceased was a sister of Messrs. Valentine and Charles Louther, of this place, and the second wife of Mr. Frederick Tesh, who was one of our oldest citizens, and whose death occurred some four years ago. Although ailing for some time past it was only recently that she took seriously ill. Her loss will be sincerely mourned by numerous relatives and friends.

Mr. William A. Elder, foreman in an Altoona carpenter shop, started as a buggy, accompanied by a friend, Saturday last, to drive to St. Augustine, this county. Soon after arriving at their destination that evening, the gentleman named was taken suddenly ill, and died at 6 o'clock the following morning. Elder was about twenty-five years of age, and unmarried. His parents reside at Nineveh, but he had been making his home in Altoona for several years past, having learned his trade in that city.

Mr. Andrew Carnegie, of Pittsburgh, contributed $100 toward the benevolent fund raised for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Boyle, of Cresson, who recently lost their entire household of eight children from diphtheria. A great big warm heart beats in the bosom of Mr. Carnegie, and no appeal for a worthy object of charity fails to touch his pursestrings. He is erecting a monument for himself which will be as enduring as the everlasting hills, for the record of his munificent bounty will never be forgotten.

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