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Hastings, PA

Friday, 4 Jan 1895
VOL VI, No. 49
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To Be Wedded Next Thursday.

Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Aaron Goldman, proprietor of the Metropolitan clothing house, Hastings, to Miss Dora Goldstein, of South Fork. The wedding will take place at Portage, Thursday, January 10.


On New Year's day about 5 o'clock a.m., Mrs. McCans, wife of James P. McCans, who lives near St. Augustine, died of dropsy. She was aged about seventy-five years. She leaves a husband, two daughters and four sons to mourn her departure. The daughters are Mrs. John Dietrick, who lives near Patton, and Sister, Martina, of Greensburg, and the sons are Albert, who lives near St. Augustine, Jas. A. and Robt. J., who live in Patton, and Bennett, who formerly lived there, but is now located at Galestown, Potter county. Mrs. McCans, remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at St. Augustine, on Thursday at 9 a.m. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this, their sad hour of bereavement.

George Botts, well-known in Patton and surrounding county, died suddenly at his home below B.F. Wise's saw mill on Sunday about 12 o'clock of pneumonia. Mr. Botts had been confined to his bed but a few days, but while up and around complained of having a severe cold which settled on his lungs causing pneumonia. He was aged fifty-six years and leaves a wife and five children who are mostly grown up. He was a veteran in the late war, belonging to the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserves (Bucktails) and the funeral was in charge of the army veterans of Patton, who interred his remains in the new Catholic cemetery east of that place on New Year'' day at 2 o'clock p.m.

Ex-County Commissioner, John Kirby, aged about 80 years and very well known throughout this county, died at his home in Johnstown on Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Eunice Libby, wife of the late Joseph M. Libby, deceased, died Tuesday morning, aged 86 years. She was born at Brighton, Me., September 27, 1808, and lately had been residing with her son, A.D. Libby, about 3 miles north of town.

She leaves two sons to mourn her loss: Dr. David Libby, who is located in this place, and A.D. Libby, who lives on a farm, near town. She was buried on Thursday January 3, in St. Benedict's cemetery, Carrolltown.

Short Items of an Interest To the Hardy Local.

Martin Beck, the tailor, who was formerly located in Reading, Pa., has rented rooms in the Churchhill building, Hastings, where he will be open for business in a few days. Mr. Beck is a first-class taylor and solicits your patronage.

Dr. John T. Christy, one of the oldest and best physicians of Altoona, is lying seriously ill at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, of Brights' disease. He has many warm friends in this county who will be pained to hear of his illness.

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Miss Nellie Gift, of Altoona, visited her sister, Mrs. Dan Bartgess, on Christmas.

Miss Estella Waltz, of Carrolltown, was the guest of relatives in this place on Tuesday.

Miss Minnie Gilpatrick, of this place, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Rishel, of Spangler, last week.

Lewis Kaylor and sister, Rose, of Loretto, visited their brother, R.J. Kaylor, in this place, several days this week.

Friday, 11 Jan 1895
VOL VI, NO. 50
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A Serious Accident at Ebensburg.

About 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Abel Lloyd, Jr., a clerk in the commissioners' office, sustained serious injuries by falling down a flight of stairs leading to the basement of the court house, the result of which may be fatal.

His head struck against the iron step at the bottom of the stairs, and his temple was severely bruised. Though there are other bruises on his body, this is considered the most serious injury.

Mr. Lloyd was unconscious when found, and has remained in that condition ever since. The physicians on Wednesday evening could not say whether he could recover or not.

LATER-Since the above was in type we learn that Mr. Lloyd is considerably better, with the chances in favor of his recovery.

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J.M. Notley made a trip to Jeanette Wednesday on business.

Mrs. Rachel Burke, of Pittsburg, is the guest of her nephew, R.J. Kaylor, this week.

H.H. Sweeney, of Houtzdale, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Dr. D.S. Rice, Thursday.

Mrs. Andrew Eckenrode, of Carrolltown, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. F.N. Donaeue, in this place.

Andrew Lantzy, the wholesale liquor man of this place, drover over to Patton Wednesday on business.

C.A. Farabaugh, the Carrolltown brewer, called in THE TRIBUNE office Wednesday with a beautiful '95 calendar.


Dr. Christy, one of Altoona's leading citizens and most prominent and trusted physicians, died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening of last week at University hospital, Philadelphia.

Dr. John T. Christy, was born in Gallitzin township, Cambria county, in February, 1825, and had he lived until next month he would have completed his 70th year. He studied medicine with Dr. Roderick in Hollidaysburg. Dr. Christy took up his residence in Altoona about 40 years ago, which place has been his home ever since.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic church, having been baptized in that faith in his infancy, of which he was a consistent adherent throughout life.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son—Dr. Frank Christy, who had been engaged in the practice of medicine with his father. He had a number of relatives in this county, where he was well known.

His remains were interred in St. John's cemetery, at 9:30 Monday morning.

Mrs. Joseph Van Ormer, of Van Ormer, this county, died at her home on Saturday evening, at 10:20. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband five children, Mrs. Samuel Troxell, L.G. Van Ormer, and T.M. Gray, of Van Ormer, this county, and H.C. Van Ormer, of Pittsburg, and Laselie S. Van Ormer, of Altoona. Funeral services were conducted at her late residence Monday morning. Interment in Pleasant Hill cemetery, near Glasgow.

Miss Anna Jones, aged 76 years, died at her home in Ebensburg Sunday. She was a sister of Judge Jones and widely known as an estimable lady.

Mrs. Morgan, wife of Reese Morgan, who lives in the vicinity of Ricker Gould & Co's machine works, in Patton, died very suddenly on Saturday night about 7:30. She was out doing some shopping and on her way home became faint and stopped into a neighbor's house for a rest. She had been in the house but a short time when she suddenly fell to the floor, and on going up to her she was found to be dead. She was troubled with heart disease and that is supposed to be the cause of her death. Her remains were taken to Brisbon for burial on Monday morning. She leaves a bereaved husband and four children.

James C. Doty, one of the best known attorneys in Pittsburg, died at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Shaw, in Bellevue, at 8:45 o'clock Friday night of last week, after suffering a week with pneumonia. The deceased was a polished scholarly man. He was born in Mifflin county, Pa., where his parents are yet living. He is a brother of Lucian Doty, president judge of Westmoreland county. The deceased was a Democratic candidate for judge in Allegheny county last fall. He leaves a wife and one small child.

Friday, 18 Jan 1895
VOL VI, NO. 51
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Daniel Fritz is confined to his home afflicted with an attack of inflamatory rheumatism.

John Trudgeon wears a smile since Wednesday, just because a little boy arrived at his home.

Michael Thomas, of near St. Boniface, who has been quite ill for some time, is reported improving.

A young son of Emile Saldmont had his hand badly lacerated Wednesday by coming in contact with a saw.

An infant child of Jacob Kronour, of this place, died Tuesday and was buried Wednesday in the Catholic cemetery.

Mary Geesey, a demented woman, was found frozen to death on Reservoir Mountain, Altoona, Sunday afternoon.

A man named John Shaffer, of Johnstown, lost both his legs last Sunday night by falling under an electric car in that city, from which he attempted to alight while it was in motion.

Wm. Gates, of Cymbria mines, had his right leg badly crushed below the knee Wednesday by falling under a car at the mines. Dr. Rice dressed the wounds.

Samuel Kirk was yesterday suddenly taken ill, and it was at first thought he was stricken with paralysis, but the disease was afterward found to be of a milder form, and he is recovering.

Through the solicitations of Frank Wargo, who keeps the American hotel in the East End, Clerk of Court H.H. Myers, of Ebensburg, made out naturalization papers for fifteen Hungarians in this place Tuesday.

Charles Hetrick with his wife and child, started one day recently to take a sleigh ride, and had gone only a short distance when they encountered a snow bank in which the sleigh upset, throwing the occupants out and the horse becoming frightened ran away and was caught at Spangler. The sleigh was a total wreck and the horse was seriously cut about the hind legs.

The Gray Hotel Sold.

Ex Sheriff Jos. A. Gray of Carrolltown has sold the valuable hotel property, known as the Gray hotel, to Vincent Stoltz. This property was erected by Mr. Gray some years ago and was conducted by him for a time but of late has been rented to other parties, Albert Flick being the present occupant. It has always been a favorite resort for travelers. Mr. Stoltz is at present conducting a hotel business in the Maucher building at Carrolltown, but will likely take charge of the Gray hotel in the spring.

Married at Loretto.

Mr. Harry Quartz, of Cresson, who is employed on the Cresson & Clearfield branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, and Miss Mary Parrish, of Munster township, were united in marriage in St. Michael's Catholic church, at Loretto, on Wednesday, of last week.


George Wentroth, one of the best known citizens of Summerhill, this county, died at his home in that place Monday morning of dropsy, aged 87 years.

The deceased came from Germany to America in 1854, locating in Cambria county, in which place he lived until his death. He was married in Germany and his wife accompanied him here. She died near Summerhill about 10 years ago. The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran church.

He is survived by the following children: George, of Wilmore; J.D. of Summerhill, one son at McKeesport and another at Derry. He was the grandfather of Mrs. P.S. Fisher, of the Sixth ward.

Mrs. Jane Keating, aged about 60 years, died at her home in Wilmore, this county, Saturday night, of pneumonia. Burial took place Monday from St. Bartholomew's Catholic church, of which the deceased had been a life-long member. Five sons, James, John, Peter, Richard and Robert Keating, are the only survivors.

Dr. B. L. Yeagley, one of the best known physicians of the Conemaugh valley, died at that place Monday evening at the age of 67. He was a native of Fayette county, and resided in Johnstown the last 40 years. He was a director of the Savings bank and the Johnstown street railway, president of the Citizens national bank, and was also connected with many other material interests in that city.

Mrs. Rebecca Proudfoot died at her home in Iowa last week, aged 90 years. Her husband died about 20 years ago. Richard J. Proudfoot, the husband, in early days was one of Cambria county's most prominent citizens. He represented Cambria in the assembly and resided on a farm near St. Lawrence.

Mary L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pennington, Patton, died on Monday morning after suffering from croup over two days. She was aged seven months and twenty-five days. Interment took place in the cemetery at this place on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Pennington have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in and around Hastings and Patton.

Dr. Kelly Park, of Westover, died at his home in Westover, aged about 25 years. Dr. Kelly was the first physician in Spangler. He located there about 3 years ago, and since moved to Westover. He was buried at Whitesburg, Armestrong county.


Frank Dabreny - Johnstown
Elizabeth Pursic - Johnstown

Anton Brezic - Johnstown
Mary Fluisic - Johnstown

G. W. Styer - Churchtown, Lancaster Co.
Florence Freeman - Cresson

John Latoko - Johnstown
Katharine Rooskgh - Johnstown

E.R. Menihold - Morrellville
Rose Saintz - Brownstown

Robert Menett - Johnstown
Sadie Daley - Johnstown

Martin Mattetich - Johnstown
Johanna Boniboch - Johnstown

Charles Kubich - Benscreek
Mary Howbila - Benscreek

Blue Laws at Spangler.

I.N. Rodkey, of Spangler, who conducts a barber shop and jewelry store, and who is also justice of the peace in that place, we are informed, was arrested not long since for violating the Sunday laws. It seems Mr. Rodkey, who is always accommodating, took a friend in the barber-shop one Sunday and gave him a shave, and was afterward arrested on the above charge.

Who'd a thought that of Spangler?

Items from Carrolltown.

Miss Annie Sharbaugh is visiting her home at Summit. Her mother is seriously indisposed.

Squire Henry Scanlan has resigned the office of county surveyor, his heath being such that he cannot longer attend to his official duties.

Miss Annie Yinger who has been seriously ill at her home in this place for several weeks, is slightly improved.

Mr. Vincent Stoltz has bought the Gray Hotel, and will take charge of that popular hostelry in the spring.

Squire Scanlan recently butchered a porker which dressed 460 pounds, and produced eighteen gallons of clean lard.

Wedding at Barnesboro.

Wednesday, in the Episcopol church at Barnesboro, Joseph Sleigh was wedded to Miss Dona Moxson, both residents of Barnesboro, by the Rev. Dr. Clare, of Philipsburg. The attendants were Walter Kerr and Mary Anderson, Chas. Woods and wife, John Hindle and wife, Squire Donahue and Miss Duke, and Mrs. Samuel Sleigh.

The wedding supper was served at the Barnesboro Inn to a large number of guests.

Boy Badly Burned.

A boy named James, of Carrolltown, was severely burned on Monday last in Reeds' mines, about one mile west of Carrolltown, by the explosion of a powder can. It seem he had powder strewn along the car track—like boys will do—and set fire to it. The blaze caught in the powder can, thereby causing the explosion. The boy will recover.

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Rossie Binder, of Carrolltown, is visiting her brother, I.L. Binder, in this place.

I.L. Binder and wife, accompanied by Miss Nell Luther, drove to Spangler Wednesday.

Dr. Richer, the dentist, and Miss Francis Jones drove to Ebensburg last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sharbaugh, of Carrolltown, were the guests of I.L. Binder Tuesday.

Harry Waltz and Minnie Thomas, of Carrolltown, were the guests of B.J. Waltz Sunday.

A._Kneedler, who has been in the employ of Donahue & Notley the past six months, and Henry Hoover, left Monday for California. Snow is knee-deep out west.

Friday, 25 Jan 1895
VOL VI, NO. 52


Mary J. Driscoll, of this place, was granted an original pension.

A new girl baby arrived at the house of John Platt Wednesday.

Mrs. Anthony Gill, of near St. Lawrence, has been seriously ill during the past few weeks. She is the mother of our townsman, J.W. Gill—Coalport Standard.

A Woman's Horrible Suicide.

In Bedford county a few days ago Miss Amanda Barkman, a daughter of a prominent farmer, committed suicide. She had been attending a revival, and the excitement so preyed upon her mind that she became demented, and while in that condition she went into an outhouse and saturated her clothing with kerosene oil and set fire to it. When she was discovered she was dead and burned beyond recognition. She was about 40 years old.


John Parker - Johnstown
Jennie Berkeybile - Johnstown

Robert Miller - Johnstown
Livina Messenger - Johnstown

Michael Miller - Pittsburg
Sophia Bloomer - Johnstown

J.W. Vincent - Reade twp
Myrtle Penrod - Johnstown

Robert W. Jones - Ebensburg
Allie E. Bennett - Ebensburg

Alex Sesok - Johnstown
Elizabeth Dani - Johnstown

Otto Shaffer - Johnstown
Maggie Hochstein - Johnstown

Wm. Palmer - Westmoreland Co
Sadie Chrisner - Westmoreland Co

Lawrence Kline - Hastings
Lizzie Shortencarrier - Susquehanna

Henry Milot - Albany
Mary Saibot - Johnstown

Bernard McClosky - Johnstown
Annie McCabe - Johnstown

Winfield Evans - Delaney
Mattie Gaines - Delaney

Benjamin Myers - Platt
Norah Baker - Platt


John W. Cook, one of the best known citizens of Hollidaysburg, died at Harrisburg at 1:45 o'clock Saturday morning last after an illness of about two months, believed to have been superinduced by an injury to his left eye some two years ago, a piece of steel having penetrated the eye at that time. Two weeks ago, by the advise of his physician, Mr. Cook was removed to the hospital at Harrisburg, but he grew gradually worse and death came at the hour last stated. His remains were taken to Hollidaysburg Sunday morning and buried Monday.

John W. Cook was born near Cologne, Germany, Feb. 9, 1836, so that he was 59 years of age lacking 20 days at the time of his decease.

The subject of this notice was married in 1862 to Miss Matilda Eger, of Carrolltown, Cambria county, who with eight children, survived to mourn the loss she has sustained. The children are: Benjamin W. of Bellwood; Mrs. Sophia Dornington of Pittsburg; John of Gaysport; Francis X. of Crafton, W. Va.; Mrs. Elizabeth Pope of Hollidaysdurg (sic) and Harry, Leo, Renie and Victor, who are at home. He is also survived by one brother, Harry of Crafton, W. Va., and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Mehen of Philadelphia; Mrs. Gertrude Metzger of Hollidaysburg and Mrs. A. Fogle of Altoona.

Mr. Crawford Hammell, an aged and well-known citizen of Blair county, died of paralysis Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. M.M. Wire, 1822 Tenth avenue, Altoona. Mr. Hammell was 76 years old and is survived by seven daughters and one son, as follows: Mrs. James Simpson of Hastings, Mrs. Rachel Donnelly of Colorado, Mrs. William Lafferty of Altoona, Mrs. Boyd Walls of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Harry Miller of Frugality, Mrs. Martin Hart of Hollidaysburg, Mrs. M.M. Wire of Altoona, and Mr. Alfred Hammell of Altoona.

His wife preceded him to the grave about two months ago. They were both taken ill on the same day with slight strokes of paralysis, from which neither recovered.

The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mr. M.M. Wire, 1822 Tenth avenue and conducted by Dr. Weigle, of the First Lutheran church. The remains were interred in the Bellwood cemetery.

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Albert Flick, who is the present landlord of the Gray hotel in Carrolltown, passed through the city yesterday on his way to California. He will visit San Francisco, Los Angelos (sic) and other cities of the Golden Gate state. He will be absent about one month. – Tuesday's Johnstown Democrat.

E. A. Binder and the Misses Mallie Eckenrode and Emma Stoltz, of Carrolltown, drove to Hastings Sunday.

Bartholomew Ogilpie, with his wife and daughter, drove to Houtzdale Wednesday to attend the funeral of a nephew, Thos. Makepeace.

T. Weakland, of Hastings, was in Patton on business Friday. – Patton Courier.

On Saturday afternoon Mr. L. A. Craver, accompanied by his family, and Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, of Altoona, drove to Hastings where they visited Mrs. Craver's sister, Mrs. Nicholas Wyland. On Sunday, they went to Spangler, and took dinner with their old friends, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. King, at the Brandon, and they came home by the way of Nicktown. – Ebensburg Mountaineer.

Friday, 1 Feb 1895
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Oliver Anderman - Walnut Grove
Millie Hldebrand - Walnut Grove

Joseph Lotz - Conemaugh
Fannie Barbour - Conemaugh

Charles Gomwalt - Johnstown
Emma Edwards - Johnstown

Francis McFeaters - Conemaugh
Jennie Lantzy - Conemaugh

George Hunter - Barnesboro
Ruth Willetts - Barnesboro

Reuben DeHaven - Barr township
Mary Catchart - Barr township

Republicans Nominate.

The Republicans of Hastings met last Thursday and nominated the following ticket:

Justice of the peace - H. M. Neff and R. C. Davies
Town council - R. W. Richards, Wm. Ray and C. L. Frostburg
School directors - R. J. Yothers and H. J. Heuther
Judge of election - A. B. Clark
Inspector - F. A. Rice
Assessor - Orville Spencer
Auditor - Chas. McTaggart

Susquehanna Township Nominations.
Saturday January 26, the Democrats of Susquehanna township, held a caucus and nominated the following ticket:
Assessor - Wm. E. Lantzy
School directors - Jno. Dillon, D. D. Miller, S. P. Lantzy
Auditor - John Lantzy, Sr., C. A. Langbein
Supervisor - Casper Miller
Judge of Election - J. C. Willman
Inspector - J. A. Baker

Chest Township's Nominations.
The Democrats of Chest township held a caucus in St. Lawrence Saturday, January 26, and nominated the following ticket:

Supervisors - S. A. Kruise and John H. Lenhart
School directors - John Baker and Thos. Craver
Auditor—Geo. Warner
Assessor - Joseph Hipps
Township Clerk - Joseph Hipps
Judge of Election - Jos. P. Swope
Inspector - Wm. Warner and Adam Albright

An Error Corrected.

Two weeks since, the Carrolltown correspondent of this paper stated that Henry Scanlan, Esq., of that place, had resigned his position of County surveyor. This was an error, as Mr. Scanlan has no intention, whatever, of resigning the office, although he has generously offered to turn its enrolments over to the editor of the TRIBUNE, if we "want his job." Thanks, Squire, but we are poor enough already.


David H. Thomas, mine inspector of the Eighth bituminois coal district, died at his residence in Philipsburg, Tuesday evening of Bright's disease after an illness of a few days.

Henry Sharp died with pneumonia of last week, after a week's sickness. The deceased leaves a wife and two children; a son and daughter. He was 50 years old and esteemed by all who knew him.

His remains were interred in the Burnside cemetery Wednesday, the funeral being conducted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Burnside, of which he was a devoted member. The remaining members of the family have our sympathy. -- Glen Campbell Comet.

Mrs. Sarah Bell, mother of the conductor Wils Bell, of Derry, died at her home in New Florence last Saturday, aged about 82 years. She was a most estimable lady and had many friends who will regret to learn of her death.

At Vinco, Cambria county, on Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, 1895, at 3 o'clock, of typhoid-pneumonia, Drusanna Dunmire, aged 72 years.

Deceased was the widow of the late Andrew Dunmire and mother of Mrs. Henry Good, who resides in Cambria township, just south of Ebensburg. The funeral took place on Sunday, interment being made in the cemetery near Wesley Chapel.

L.J. Hurd, of LaJose, died on last Sunday night at nine o'clock. He had been seriously ill for about two weeks with catarrah of the bowels.

Last Friday afternoon Mrs. Susanna E., wife of John L. Gill, at Beaver dam mills, died after a few days' illness. She was a daughter of the late George Walters, and a sister to Christian Walters, who resides in the same township. The funeral took place Sunday forenoon, the services being conducted in the U.B. church at Beaver Valley, the Rev. J.H. Pershing officiating. The deceased leaves a husband and several children. Her age is 45 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Friday, 8 Feb 1895


Martin Lago, a brakeman on the Pittsburg division, living at Gallitzin, had his left hand mashed Monday morning while coupling cars at Portage. He went to the Altoona hospital immediately after the accident and had one of his fingers amputated.

At Nuptial High Mass in the church of the Holy Cross, Spangler, Mr. Lawrence Kline, of Hastings, and Miss Lizzie Shortencarrier, of Spangler, were united in Holy Matrimony by Rev. Father Macarius. The young couple are well known in this community and have the well wishes of many friends. - Spangler Sentinel.


R.F. Randolph - Johnstown
Linda E. Bender - Cumberland, Md.

Thos. Herzog - Johnstown
Mary Bortz - Johnstown

Albert Gaunter - Ashville
Lizzie Burgoon - Ashville

John McGinley - Johnstown
Lena Gabert - Johnstown

Charles Pryce - Dunlo
Mary Johnson - South Fork

Thos. Morrell - Johnstown
Esther Williams - Johnstown

Tomas McClafferty - Johnstown
Elile Collins - Johnstown

David Lavely - West Taylor
Victoria Rector - Morrellville

John McCasters - Martinsburg, Blair Co.
Annie Stevens - Gallitzin

Andren Fisher - Johnstown
Bridget McLaughlin - Johnstown

John Banik - Johnstown
Kate Toker - Johnstown

Fred Garba - Ehrenfeld
Henrietta Hollman - Ehrenfeld

James Ansted - Rosedale
Hannah Rodgers - Rosedale


Miss Myrtle, a daughter of Joseph Moorhead, editor of the Blairsville Enterprise, died Friday evening of typhoid fever. She was a niece of Rev. Dr. Moorhead of Greensburg and was a most estimable young lady. The funeral took place Sunday at 2 o'clock. Interment in Blairsville cemetery.

John H. Newell, of Pittsburg, died on Tuesday morning at one o'clock, leaving a wife and three children. He was aged 40 years. Anselm Weakland and his son Sam'l and daughter Amanda left on Wednesday morning to attend the funeral which will take place to-day (Friday). Mr. Newell was largely interested in the Barnes, Safe and Lock company of Pittsburg.

Sleighing Party.

Messrs. I.E. Bender, M. Gilpatrick, John Ryan, Samuel Kirkpatrick, J.A. Parks, Robt. Yinger, George Simalsberger and Mr. Fearick, accompanied by the Hastings band boys, drover over to Jacob Kirk's Thursday night of last week where they spent the evening playing euchre and listening to some fine selections rendered by the band. They all report having a good time.

Friday, 15 Feb 1895
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Samuel Kinter, a well known farmer residing near Johnstown, was found in the road in a half frozen condition on Saturday. It is feared he will not recover.

The coming marriage of John Farabaugh of Carroll township and Ella Adams of Chest Springs, also Henry A. Stoltz of Carrolltown and Maggie Kirkpatrick of Hastings, was announced in St. Benedict's church on Sunday. – Carrolltown News.


Albert Gauntner - Ashville
Lizzie Burgoon - Ashville

Charles E. Price - Dunlo
Mary Johnson - South Fork

John McMasters - Martinsburg
Annie Stevens - Gallitzin


John, only son of W. H. Liddle, Spangler, Pa., died Tuesday noon, February 4, 1895, after a brief illness from diptheria. He was aged 8 yrs., 10 months, 15 days.

Johnnie was a bright manly little fellow, a favorite at home at school, and his loss will be deeply felt. Owing to the illness of Mr. Liddle, none of the family were privileged to accompany the remains to their last resting place. Interment was made at a cemetery near DeBois on Thursday morning

The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction. – Spangler Sentinel.

Mrs. McCully, wife of Solomon M. McCully, died at her home in the borough of Ramey of dropsy of the heart, Tuesday night. She is survived by her husband and five children; also by one sister, Mrs. Thomas Kantner of Altoona, and three brothers, Robert, Henry and Samuel Croyle, of Samey.

Pearson Fisher, one of Johnstown's most prominent citizens, died Tuesday of last week aged near 60 years. He was a director of the First National and Savings bank and connected with many enterprises in the city. Previous to his retirement from active business life he had been treasurer of the Cambria Iron Company nearly twenty-five years.

Mrs. Clement Rively died Tuesday morning at 4:15 at her home 939 Seventeenth street, Altoona. She had been ill for several weeks of bronchial troubles, which finally caused her death. Death is survived by her husband and three children and one adopted daughter, as follows: Anna R., Clara M., Isadore J. and Edmund M. She is also survived by her father, Jacob A. Hoover, of Carrolltown; two brothers, John H. and Jacob A., of Carrolltown, and one sister, Mrs. J. Brumbaugh, of Dennison, O.

Phene, wife of D.B. Waters, died at her residence in Hastings, Friday evening February 8, at 3 o'clock aged 41 years. Her remains were taken to Wallaceton Wednesday, February 13, where interment was made. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Frozen to Death.

The bodies of two boys were found along the tracks of the Pennsylvania road west of Johnstown Wednesday night. They were frozen to death. The identify of the bodies has not yet been fixed but they are supposed to be those of two sons of John Cauffield of Johnstown.

The lads aged 10 and 12 years, were sent to school in the morning, but went skating and afterwards concluded to take a tramp, fearing to return home after playing truant. Mr. Cauffield searched all Tuesday night and Wednesday for his missing sons but up to Wednesday night had been unable to find them.

A Child Found Dead in Bed.

John Wallace, the two months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Sherbine, of Wilmore, was found dead in bed by Mrs. Sherbine on Wednesday morning of last week. The child appeared to be in its usual health at 4 o'clock in the morning, and was warm and comfortable, but about 7 o'clock the mother found it dead. This is the second child that the Sherbine family has lost, and the community deeply sympathizes with them in their affliction. The funeral took place in the U.B. cemetery, Wilmore, on Thursday afternoon. - Johnstown Tribune.

Hungarian Murdered.

About 30 Hungarian miners employed by J. L. Mitchell & Co., near Bens Creek, gathered in one of their shanties Tuesday and proceeded to get on the outside of several jugs of whiskey. The celebration wound up by John Cushua being shot through the heart and instantly killed by one of the party.

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Miss Hannah Tople, of Catawissa, Pa., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. F. J. Kline, in this place.

Friday, 22 Feb 1895


A. Dietrick, the East End Merchant, has been suffering the past week with a boil on his neck. He says the pest is not as appetizing as its name.

During the late cold spell the steam pipes in the Catholic church at Loretto were frozen, entailing a considerable loss to the congregation and leaving the church without heat for several weeks.

John W. Sharbaugh Fails.

On Thursday Jno. W. Sharbaugh, of Carrolltown, made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors, appointing his brother, C.A. Sharbaugh, assignee. Mr. Sharbaugh is one of the most prominent business men in this end of the county, and has probably done more business in the past ten years than any other two men in it. His embarrassment is the result of hard times, and will be only temporary, as his assets are more than double his liabilities.

Married at Chest Springs.

John Farabaugh and Miss Ella Adams, were married at Chest Springs Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Father Ludden officiating. They departed in the afternoon for a western trip. Upon their return they will reside on a farm near Chest Springs.


Wm. H. Temple - Johnstown
Hettie Wissinger - Stonycreek Twp.

C.W. Carter - Westmont
Gertrude Cunningham - Morrellville

Milton J. Kirkpatrick - Elder Twp
Annie McQueeney - Patton

John Farabaugh - Carroll Twp
Ella F. Adams - Allegheny Twp

Isadore Farabaugh - Carrolltown
Elizabeth Kline - Elder Twp

W.A. Stormer - Johnstown
Sarah A. Davis - Wilkesbarre

Albert M. Jones - Lower Yoder
Mary St. Clair - Lower Yoder

Frank Konicsak - Gallitzin
Rosalia Bachleda - Gallitzin

Frank Thomasberger - Johnstown
Agusta Beitel - Johnstown

John Beitel - Johnstown
Kate Horajek - Johnstown

Henry Stoltz - Carrolltown
Maggie Kirkpatrick - Carrolltown

F.C. Sensabaugh - Dunlo
Zoe Flemming - Coalport


James Ford, of Carnegie, died Thursday evening, February 14, aged 51 years.

Mr. Ford was walking beside the railroad tracks and slipped and fell just as a coal train was passing. The steps of the caboose struck him, fatally injuring him. He died soon after.

Mr. Ford came to this country from Ireland in 1865, at the age of 21 years, and after a three-years' stay at Penn station and Pittsburg, went to Mansfield—now called Carnegie—where he remained until his death. He was engaged in the butchering business in that place for many years. In 1869 he married Miss Margaret McConaughy, of Carnegie.

Deceased was a brother of the wife of James Campbell, in this place. Besides her he leaves to mourn his loss three sisters—Misses Mary and Margaret Ford, who reside in Allegheny, and Miss Catharine Ford, who lives at Duquesne—wife and five children.

Mr. Ford was well known throughout and the funeral was largely attended.

Interment was made in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery, Carnegie, on Sunday morning.

Dr. William M., son of Porter and Margaret Kinsports, died at the residence of his parents, at Cherrytree, Monday evening, at 8 o'clock, aged about 26 years.

Deceased had been suffering with that dread disease, consumption, for the past few years, and was able to be about until Monday of last week, when he went to bed, and from that time until his death it was plainly evident that he was sinking fast. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and his death is cause for sincere sorrow to all his acquaintances.

He is mourned by two brothers—Clyde and Boyd, both at home—four sisters, Minnie, who is married to John Driscoll, in Ronceverte, W.Va.; Gertrude, married to J.R. Wilson, who lives in the West and Estelle and Nan, both residing at home. Beside these he leaves a father and mother to mourn his loss. The father is one of the best known citizens of the county, and has extensive acquaintances among lumber dealers throughout the state.

The funeral will take place Sunday, interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery, in that place.

Mr. William Hunter, one of the oldest residents of Newburg, died at his residence on last Saturday at 11:20 a.m. Mr. Hunter was born in Ireland, June 6, 1807. At the age of 13 he came from Ireland to New Brunswick and from there to Pennsylvania. He was absent from this state for a period of three years, which he spent in California. At the time of his death he was 87 years, 8 months and 24 days old. His remains were buried at LaJose. Services conducted by Rev. R.L. Williams.

Chester Martin the eleven-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N Brewer, of Patton, died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock after suffering an illness of nearly a week. The childs remains were taken to Williamsport for burial on Wednesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in Patton in this sad hour of affliction.

Mrs. Elizabeth McEwen, aged 80 years, died February 10, at her home in Westover. The deceased was among the early settlers in Johnstown and was a daughter of Shipley Priestly, who was Johnstown's first postmaster. The Priestly family left Johnstown more than 50 years ago and there are but few now in the town who even remember them.

Della, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. B. McCullough, U.B. minister at LaJose, died Thursday, February 14 of scarlet fever. She was aged 9 years 5 months and 14 days. Interment took place at LaJose Saturday.

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John Gray, son of ex-Sheriff Jos. A. Gray, is now studying medicine under Dr. D. S. Rice, in this place.

M. S. Dietrick and lady, Andrew Lantzy and wife and I. E. Bender and wife, all of Hastings, drove over to this place Sunday. - Patton Courier.

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell, of this place, received a telephone Thursday, announcing the death of Mrs. Campbell's brother, at Carnegie. They attended the funeral.

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