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Tuesday, 24 Mar 1903
ANNA MARY MEHAFFEY
Anna Mary, wife of Samuel Mehaffey, died at her home in Hollidaysburg Sunday, aged twenty-seven years. She was a sister of Miss Dolly Zimmerman, of Johnstown, and is survived by her parents, her husband, and two sons. The funeral took place this afternoon.
The Rev. W. H. Lingenfelter, who died at his home in Philipsburg, Center County, Sunday, of heart disease, was a brother of Mrs. Ellen Hopfer, of Portage. He was seventy years old and was a local preacher in the M. E. Church. The funeral took place at Philipsburg this afternoon.
13 Apr 1903
Miss Margaret E. Connors, daughter of Mrs. Anne Connors, of No. 318 Honan avenue, Fourteenth Ward, died at her home yesterday morning at 7 o'clock, aged about twenty-five years. The funeral will be held from St. Columba's Catholic Church, with interment in Lower Yoder.
Mary F., widow of Frasier harlan, died at her home in Hollidaysburg yesterday, aged sixty-six years. She is survived by eight children, one of them being Mrs. Emma Noel, of Lilly, this county.
Tuesday, 14 Apr 1903
John Hochstein, aged seventy-seven years, died of paralysis at the home of his son, John, No. 948 Franklin street, Eight Ward, at 3 o’clock this morning.
Nettie, wife of E. C. Lingenfelter, died at her home on Graham avenue, Windber, about 4 o’clock this morning, of pneumonia, aged twenty-four years. She had been ill for some time.
Monday, 25 May 1903
The funeral of William McAuliff, of Sulpher Springs, which took place from St. John's Catholic Church Friday morning, with interment at Geistown, was largely attended, among the relatives from out of town who were present being the deceased's aunt, Sister M. Cecelia, of Irwin. The pallbearers were Harry Miltenberger, Joseph O'Connor, Michael Forrest, Chester Miltenberger, Charles and William O'Connor.
Boyd Washington Peterson, aged three months and three days, died this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Peterson, No. 533 Sherman street, Fifth Ward. Services will be held at the Peterson home at 7 o'clock this evening by the Rev. Dr. Shipman, and the remains will be taken to Jennertown, Somerset County, to-morrow morning for interment.
Friday, 27 Jul 1903
Oscar Lillia, aged two days, died Saturday afternoon at the Lillia home, No. 210 School place, First Ward, being a son of August and Caroline Lillia. The remains were interred in Sandyvale Cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Moses Rodgers, who has been making his home with relatives at Loretto and Benscreek, died at Loretto Tuesday of last week. He was a native of Wales and was aged about fifty-six years. The funeral took place on Thursday, services being conducted by the Revs. G. F. Snyder and G. A. Sheets, after which interment was made in Lillydale Cemetery.
Mrs. Regina Oatman, relict of Dr. J. J. Oatman, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. C. Platt, at Gallitzin, July 21st, at 7 p.m. Deceased was born in Ebensburg in 1848, being a daughter of Col. Barnabas McDermott. In 1868 she was married in Ebensburg to Dr. J. J. Oatman of Carrolltown. They resided in Carrolltown, Ebensburg, and Altoona, where the doctor died in January, 1900. Last November, Mrs. Oatman removed with her family to Duquesne. She had been visiting relatives in this county and had been ill for some time. Mrs. Oatman is survived by seven children, on brother, David B. McDermott, of Hollidaysburg, and two sisters - Lavina, wife of F. C. Platt, of Gallitzin, and Miss Alice McDermott, of Altoona.
Friday, 14 Aug 1903
Twelve Children and Sixteen Grandchildren Make
Merry at the Ancestral Home Near Daley.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Manges, of near Daley Postoffice, Somerset County, was the scene of a merry reunion on Sunday last, when the twelve children and sixteen grandchildren of the happy pair gathered at the old home and made glad the hearts of their parents. The children in the party, with their families were as follows:
New Industry Soon to Be in Operation at the County Seat.
Ebensburg Freeman. -- Ebensburg will soon have an up-to-date squab and poultry plant. J. S. Adams, of this place, is busily engaged in erecting the necessary buildings and intends to have his enterprise in running order by at least the first of October. Two buildings have already been erected and one is in course of construction. The brood house and incubator cellar are to be heated with hot water and the plant is to have all the modern improvements. The start will be made with six incubators, having a capacity of 360 eggs each. This part of the plant will be contained in the cellar, which will be constructed in the near future.
Roy Kauffman was fatally injured on Wednesday of last week at the Anderson Coal Mining Company's works, near Van Ormer. He was rolled between mine cars and side timbers and so badly hurt internally that he died Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock. He was twenty-four years old and leaves a young widow and a baby.
21 Sep 1903
Andrew Mangold, who died at his home in Pittsburg recently, of smallpox, aged thirty-five years, formerly lived at Carrolltown, this county. He is survived by his wife, four children, four brothers - Peter, of Carrolltown, John, of Pittsburg; Albert, of St. Mary's, and Aloysius -- and one sister, Mrs. F. J. Thomas of Carroll Township.
ARENTRUE-LEWIS. -- George Arentrue and Miss Edna Lewis, a well-known and popular Morrellville couple, were united in marriage at 8 o'clock Saturday evening at the office of Alderman J. W. Reese, on Market street, that magistrate officiating. The young pair will make their home in the lower part of the city.
Thursday, 8 Oct 1903
THE BOYS' NEW HOME.
The new home which the Eight [sic] Ward boys will proudly dedicate next week is one of the handsomest and best appointed to be found in Johnstown or any other city of the same size. It was designed by Architects Boyd & Myton and built by Contractors Heffley & Brubaker, and they evidently omitted nothing that could promote the comford or efficiency of a modern volunteer fire company. The cost, exclusive of the lot, which was purchased from the Fritz esate some years ago for $1,000, was a trifle under $10,000.
The building is of brick, 40 x 60 feet in size. On the lower floor the apparatus room, 28 x 38, occupies the front part, with the hallway, while in the rear are four stalls, feed, and harness rooms. The stable will have cement floor, drinking fountain, heat, ventilation, light, and other features calculated to make a horse glad he is alive once he find his permanent quarters here.
Thursday, 15 Oct 1903
Police Official Says Alleged Liquor Sold on Frankstown Road is Awful Stuff.
The death of William Wallace at the Central Police Station, and the condition of J. W. Snowden and Frank Hawthorn, all of whom were picked up by the police on the Frankstown road recently while suffering from the effects of drugs and "booze," caused a police official to make some remarks concerning the violations of the liquor law on the road outside the city limits and to wonder if nothing could be done to remedy the evil. Said the officer in question:
11 Nov 1903
George W. Swanger died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gill, No. 114 Ebensburg road, about 7 o'clock this morning, aged sixty-eight years. Mrs. Swanger died in Blacklog Valley, Huntingdon County, two years ago, and in September of this year Mr. Swanger came to Johnstown to live with his son and daughter. He was a blacksmith by trade, but had not been able to work for some time on account of his sickness, which was Bright's disease. The remains will be taken to Mt. Union on Seashore Express Friday morning for interment at the Point Cemetery. Mr. Swanger is survived by three children -- John G., of No. 1299 Maryland avenue, Eighteenth Ward; Mary J., wife of Daniel Gill, mentioned above; and Martin I., of No. 221 Talbot avenue, Braddock. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren.
SEYMORE-DICK. -- Phillip N. Seymore and Miss Maude Dick, well-known young people of Carrolltown, were married this morning in St. Benedict's Church, Carrolltown, at 8 o'clock. John Shettig, of Ebensburg and Miss Laura Luther, of Carroll Township, were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Seymore have left on a short honeymoon, on their return from which they will make their home at Carrolltown, where the bridegroom has a grocery.
13 Nov 1903
William S. Suder, aged twenty-five years, six months, and three days, died last evening at the Memorial Hospital, where he had been since Wednesday. His home was at No. 955 Franklin street. The deceased was a native of Shanksville, Somerset County, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Suder, of the Sixth Ward. Mrs. Edward Phipps, of Norristown, who has been in Johnstown for a few weeks is the deceased's only surviving sister. He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Nelie Poorbaugh [?]. The funeral will take place from the Suder home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in Grand-View Cemetery.
7 December 1903
James Eckels, who died at his home in West Taylor Township Friday night, was born in Huntingdon County June 6, 1863, and was a son of James H. and Maria Seeley Eckels, of the same township. He was a brother of Elizabeth, wife of Edward Bush, and Nannie, wife of David Gordon, of West Taylor Township, and Mrs. Joseph Gilkey, of Morrellville. Besides his parents and sisters, Mr. Eckels is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Nora Ruth, and a daughter, Miss Rose Eckels. Mr. Eckels was a brakeman on the Cambria railroad a long time ago and had both legs cut off by the cars a few years before the Great Flood of 1889. Since the Flood he had been watchman for the Cambria Company at Laurel Run. The funeral took place at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, when interment was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Benshoff Hill.
George Baker, aged about forty-five years, died at 9 o’clock last night at his home in Lower Yoder Township. He had been sick for a fortnight with a complications of diseases. The deceased came to Johnstown about twelve years ago from Pittsburg and had since been employed by the Johnstown Water Company. He is survived by his mother and several brothers living in Pittsburg. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon from the Baker home, interment to be made in Grand-View Cemetery.
Tuesday, 8 Dec 1903
Long Career, Crowned With Honor and Usefulness, Is Ended
HE WAS IN HIS NINETY-FIFTH YEAR
Venerable Citizen Passed To His Reward
This Morning, Death Ensuing From
Old Ade - A Sketch of His Connection
With the Founding of the
Cambria Iron Company -- City Councils
Will Meet to Take Action
The foremost citizen of Johnstown lies dead today after a career of honor and usefulness such as falls to the lot of few men. The Hon. George S. King passed into rest at 5:45 o'clock this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. P. Linton, in the Eighth Ward, having succumbed to the infirmities of old age in his ninety-fifth year. Mr. King reached his ninety-fourth milestone on life's highway on the 28th of last October, and at that time The Tribune noted the failing of his dealth, which had been quite remarkable for one of his years up to a couple of months previously. After that he was compelled to spend a greater part of his time in bed, and lately was confined there altogether. Some two weeks ago his tongue became so paralyzed that he spoke only with difficulty, and other signs indicated the near approach of dissolution. In spite of this, however, Mr. King's mental faculties retained a remarkable clearness until death.