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28 Mar 1910
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Alice Maloney, of Ebensburg, started this morning for Cleveland, where she will visit her sister, Mrs. Wallace Denham, for some time. Before returning home she will also visit points of interest in Canada.


Thursday, 14 Apr 1910
Pg. 4
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Station Agent McCready and Other Sure They Witnessed Phenomonon.

Special to The Tribune.

Twin Rocks, April 14. Station Agent George H. McCready and others are sure they saw Halley's comet in the heavens here yesterday morning and again this morning, and many others are going to lok for the phenomonon to-morrow. It was yesterday morning between 4 and 5 o'clock that Mr. McCready looked to the southwest of town and saw a strange star in the heavens with a double tail, rising much like the sun. It was close to where the sun rose a little later. He told his experience to many friends, and they scouted the idea of being able to see the comet with the naked eye, but a number who looked for it this morning were convinced.

Had Suit Case Belonging to Woman, Who Objected to Making Exchange
Episode in the Smoky City

Pittsburg, April 14. -- "Switching the Suit Cases," a one-act tabloid street-car drama, was worked on a Carson-street car last night, with Mrs. Robert Hind, of Phillipsburg, in the role of victim.

On alighting at Union Station Mrs. Hind found an old suit case, which contained soiled linens, in the place of a new one in which she had been carrying clothing, shoes, a gold watch and other valuables. She ignored the substitute suit case and reported the trick to the police.

Patrolman John McDonough arrested David Hatfield, thirty-four years old, of Conemaugh, at Grant Boulevard and Washington street. He was carrying anew suit case which contained every article described by Mrs. Hind. He is held as a suspicious person.

Inquiries to-day in Conemaugh failed to locate any one who knows a David Hatfield residing there.



Miss Emma Marsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh, of Walnut Grove, and Charles E. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Reese, of Mt. Airy, Md., were united in marriage on Tuesday evening. The Rev. J. W. Wilson, pastor of the Walnut Grove U. B. Church, performed the ceremony. They had no attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Reese have gone to housekeeping on Plum street, Walnut Grove.


Miss Mary Maloney, daughter of Mrs. Joseph Hoffman, of No. 151 Adams street, and Alva Imler, of Columbus, O., were united in marriage on Tuesday evening in the Ohio capital. Mr. Imler is also a former Johnstowner. Miss Hoover and Earl Crawford, both residents of Columbus, were the attendants. The young couple have gone to housekeeping on West Second avenue, Columbus.


Saturday Evening, 14 May 1910
Page 10, column 5
Contributed by Gordon Grening


Employee of Lorain Steel Company Expires of Pneumonia After Short Illness

Henry Lear, an employee of the Lorain Steel Company, died at his home, No. 737 Park avenue, Moxham, at 11 o’clock this morning, after a few days’ illness of pneumonia, in his fifty-fifth year. Mr. Lear had been bedfast since Sunday.

The deceased, who was a brother of Mrs. James Forsythe, of No. 740 Park avenue, was born in Westmoreland County, this State, in April, 1836, and was married to Lueretia Berkebile, who survives him, with the following children: Mrs. George Mostollar, of Mostollar; Mrs. Irvin Wilt, of Friedens; John, of Ferndale Borough; James of the Eight Ward, and Misses Carrie and Helen and Lawrence Lear, at home. He is also survived by several grandchildren. The Lear family has resided in Moxham since 1889.

The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, with interment in Grand View Cemetery. Mr. Lear was a member of the Second Christian Church, Vestal Camp, Woodmen of the World, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Aug 1910
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


A reunion of the descendants of Robert and Nancy HUTCHISON and Hugh and Nancy TOMB was held this week at Vandergrift Heights, where Dr. H. P. TOMB, of this city, read a very interesting history of the family. He was followed by Dr. R. J. TOMB, of Armaugh, who related some amusing ancedots in connection with the family history. A large number of relatives participated in the festivities, among them the following from Johnstown: Boyd WILSON, E. E. SHOMO, W. L. GOUGHNOUR, J. L. CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. L. D. TIMMINEY, R. S. TOMB, Mrs. Sarah TOMB, G. C. TOMB, Harry M. TOMB, R. E. TOMB, and Charles TOMB.


Friday, 27 Aug 1910
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Despite the cold weather yesterday about 200 members of the Pringle clan gathered on the farm of George FLENNER, near South Fork. It was the sixth annual reunion of that family. Features of the day were the noon repast and the short program, consisting of addresses, songs, and recitations in the afternoon. At the conclusion of the exercises a short business session was held, when the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, W. E. PRINGLE, of Greensburg; Vice President, John BRICKER of Indiana County; Secretary, S. P. SHERBINE of Seanor; Assistant Secretaries -- Mrs. John WRIGHT of Wilmore; Mrs. Jennie ALLENBAUGH of Beaverdale; Mrs. Joseph HAYES, of Vandergrift, and Miss Maud PRINGLE, of Indiana.

The next reunion of the Pringles will be held on the farm of Samuel HESS near Wilmore.


Wednesday Evening, 14 Sep 1910
page 7, column 7
Contributed by Gordon Grening


After an illness of two years with cancer of the stomach, Mrs. James Eckels, of West Taylor Township, died at 1:15 o’clock this morning, aged seventy-two years, five months, and thirty days. Funeral services will be conducted in the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, and interment will be made in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Mrs. Eckels is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Zilkey, Mrs. Elizabeth Bush, and Mrs. David Gordan, all of West Taylor Township. One brother and two sisters also survive, as follows: James Seeley of West Taylor Township; Mrs. Susan Mangus, of the Fourteenth Ward, and Mrs. Amelia Mangus, of Morrellville, Four children preceded her to the grave.

Mrs. Eckels maiden names was Maria Seeley and she was married to James Eckels many years ago.


Mrs. Clarissa Swartsiger Guild, relict of William Guild, died of general debility at 10 o’clock last night at Hillside farm in Stonycreek Township, aged eighty-eight years and eighteen days. Mrs. Guild was the grandmother of E. Y. Ouderkirk, who has been making his home at Hillside farm for some time. The deceased was born at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in August, 1822, and came to Johnstown with the Ouderkirk family ten years ago. Funeral services will be held by the Rev. J. J. Morgan, pastor of the First Christian Church, at 7 o’clock this evening and the remains will be taken by Mr. Ouderkirk on the 9:10 train to Saratoga Springs for burial.

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