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Friday, 4 Mar 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


FATHER MCENRUE - Rev. Father McEnrue, a native of Wilmore and for 12 years pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Irwin, at the age of 67, died Saturday at Irwin. Early last week he was stricken with paralysis, since which time he sank rapidly until the end came.

Father McEnrue was born October 28, 1842 in the town of Jefferson, now Wilmore. He was ordained to the priesthood June 6, 1868, and his first mass was celebrated at Wilmore. He held various important stations in Washington county; in St. Augustine, this county; at Wilmore and at other places, the last 12 years being spent at Irwin.

Funeral services were hold in the Irwin church of which he was pastor at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning and that afternoon was taken to Wilmore and interment was made in St. Bartholomew cemetery.

STEVENS – Joseph Stevens, the senior member of the undertaking firm of Joseph Stevens and Son, the oldest undertaker in Altoona and Blair county and one of the best known citizens of Altoona, passed peacefully away at his home at 11:10 o'clock Tuesday night of nervous exhaustion.
He was born in what was then Huntingdom, but how Blair county on April 22, 1844. He was reared and educated in the vicinity of Frankstown. He was a young man when the Civil war broke out and he entered the union army as a member of the construction corps that saw service in Tennessee and other states in the south.

He was married on February 20, 1870, to Miss Matilda Flaugh, of Altoona, in St. John's Catholic church by the late Bishop Twigg. She survives with ten children: W. Augustin, Mrs. Agnes Luther, of Altoona; Gertrude, at home; Edward, an undertaker at Ashville, Theresa, at home; Charles C., of Juniata; Frank B., Clara E., Vincent L. and Gerald H., all at home. He is also survived by four brothers and one sister, Alderman W. H. Stephens, John Stevens, James Stevens and Mrs. Mary Conroy, all of Altoona, and Thomas J. Stephens of Gallitzin.

The funeral was held this morning from Sacred Heart Catholic church. Interment in Calvary cemetery.

YECKLEY – Wiliam M. Yeckley, of Dubola, died at his home at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of two years from stomach and liver trouble. His death was hastened by an attack of pneumonia.

W. M. Yeckley was born on a farm in Blair county, near Altoona, April 21, 1861 and when a young man engaged in the meat business at Gallitzin. It was while here that he was married to Miss Charlotte Anstead, of Hastings, Pa., thirty years ago.

From Gallitzin he went to Elyria, O., fifteen years ago, engaging in the hotel business and remaining there several years. He then returned to conduct a hotel at Portage and later engaged in the same business in Patton. Six years ago he went to DuBois and purchased the Central Hotel conducting that place until his death.

The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Yeckley, Gallitzin; his wife and the following children: Mrs. Thomas McKensie, Barnesboro; Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Jersey Shore; Edgar Yeckley, Sharon; Miss Millicent Yeckley, at home; Harold a student at State College, and Miss Pearl at Home.

His older son, Edgar, is quite low with typhoid fever at Sharon and can not be acquainted with the father's death.

The brothers and sisters who survive are: Jacob, John, Charles, Gallitzin; George, Portage; Mrs. Sophie Miller, Pittsburg, and Mrs. William Hancuff, Galllitzin.

The remains were brought to Gallitzin Thursday morning, and taken to the residence of his mother.

The funeral was held this morning after requiem highmass in St. Patrick's church. Interment followed in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Among the DuBois people who accompanied the remains to this place were: Thomas Gaffey, Charles McDonald, William Krach, John Boyle, Thomas Butler, Walter O'Hern, Peter V. Daly and Clarence S. King, Editor of DuBois Journal.


Albert Nordstrom the local photographer had his right hand poisoned by getting developing fluid in a cut.

Campbell & Dempsey have razed the old Way Side Inn at Wilmore and have brought the material here. They will use it in erecting a work shop at the corner of Hemlock and New streets.

I. R.Campbell, this week secured an option of the farms of Jacob Eckenrode and Tiberius Lenz in Allegheny township. The two farms contain 150 acres and the consideration will be about $4,500.


Dr. Little, of Cresson, is visiting relatives in town.

Mrs. S. Miller, of Pittsburg, spent Sunday in town.

A. N. Pershing, of Greensburg, spent Saturday in town.

F. J. Bailey, of South Fork, spent Wednesday in town.

William Bryne was a visitor in Ebensburg this week.

John Fitzpatrick, of Glen Campbell, was a visitor in town this week.

Photographer George F. Smith, of Altoona, was in town this week, selling snow scenes.

Charles Huey and John Buck, of Ebensburg, spent Sunday with their parents.

Miss Rose McClain, of South Fork, was the guest of Miss Catherine Brannan Saturday and Sunday.

L. C Ratowski, of Portage, and A. R. Adelman, of Philipsburg, were visitors in town this week.

Mrs. Harry Dunmeyer, of Glen White called on her sister, Mrs. M. Weaver, of Sugar street, this week.

Mrs. Charles Yeckley and children of Sonman, spent Sunday with the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper.

Mrs. and Mrs. J. A. Noel, of Ebensburg, are visiting relatives in town. Mr. Noel is nursing a pair of black eyes which are the result of being kicked by a horse the first of the week.

Fell and Broke Arm

Leo Lenz, son of Mrs. Arnold Lenz, of Howell street, fell on the ice Sunday morning and broke his right arm. The fracture was reduced by Dr. Ferguson.

Friday, 11 Mar 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


McHUGH – Mrs. Catherin McHugh, an aged and highly respected resident of Tunnelhill, died Saturday night of a complication of diseases.

The deceased was born in County Cavan, Ireland, June 29, 1845. Her maiden name was McGovern. She came to this country fifty-two years ago and has resided at Tunnelhill until her death.

She was married to Charles McHugh at Summit, June 29, 1867. Her husband died twenty-nine years ago.

The following sons and daughters survive: Charles, John, Joseph, Mary and Fannie all at home. Two brothers also survive: Rev. Patrick McGovern, of County Cavan, Ireland, and Michael McGovern, Montreal, Canada.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning, after a requiem highmass at St. Patrick's Church, interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

GAINES – John Gaines Sr. died at 4:40 Monday afternoon of last week; at his home in Altoona, after an illness of one week, from pneumonia. The deceased was aged 68 years, 11 months and two days, was born in Page county, Va. The deceased served for four years in the Confederate army. For a number of years he had been a resident of Altoona formerly residing at Coupon, and is survived by his wife and ten children, as follows: John W., Altoona; L. N., Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Beahm of Virginia; Mrs. Carrie V. Miller, Altoona; Mrs. Matilda C. Evans, Wilmore; Mrs. Hattie F. Minor, Mrs. Mary E. Plubell, Thomas M., Charles E. and Robert L. all of Altoona. Interment was made Thursday afternoon in Rose Hill cemetery. Six Union veterans acted as pall bearers.

MILLER – Dr. C. C. Miller, who died last week at Orlando, Fla., was born January 19, 1847, at Indiana, Pa. He received his literary course at Mount Union college, Mt. Union. O.

He attended the Western Reserve university at Cleveland, graduating in medicine in 1863. He took a port-graduate course at St. Thomas' Hospital college in London, England, in 1882 and 1883. He commenced the practice of medicine at Gallitzin, Pa. remaining here ten years.

Dr. Miller's health having failed, he moved west, remaining in that section until he went to Altoona in 1890. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Dr. Proctor T., Dr. Homer C. of Altoona, and Frank H. of Pittsburg.


At the sheriff's sale in Ebensburg Monday, the property of Jacob Yeckley, situated in Gallitzin borough, taken in execution at the suit of George Yeckley, was sold to Solomon Hendry for $2,580.

David Hopkins of Gallitzin, contractor, was admitted to the Altoona Hospital Monday evening suffering from a fracture of both bones of the right leg and severe lacerations of the forehead. He had been working with some cars on an incline plane, when he was caught by a sudden movement of the train.

At a joint meeting of the Ebensburg Borough Council, the borough officers and the Dauntless Fire Company on Monday March 7, the contract for the municipal building was awarded to John L. Elder, jr., of Ebensburg. Mr. Elder's bid was $9,891. The building will be of brick and two stories high. Mr. Elder's contract does not include the foundation, the excavating, the steel for cells, metallic ceiling, electric wiring, etc. The building when completed will cost about $15,000.


M. J. Bracken spent Friday in South Fork.

W. W. Bosworth visited South Fork Friday.

William Suter, of Conemaugh, spent Sunday in town.

Ralph Conrad, of Latrobe, visited relatives in town Sunday.

J. Sprague, of Pittsburg, called on friends in town this week.

H. Dunmeyer, of Conemaugh, called on friends in town Monday.

William Honauer, of Johnstown, spent Sunday with his parents.

James X. Gillen has returned from an extended visit to Philadelphia.

Rev. Charlesworth, of South Fork, visited friends in town this week.

Ambrose Swope, of Johnstown was a business visitor in town this week.

Miss Margaret Brennan spent several days this week with South Fork friends.

R. E. Dignan spent several days last week in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs . Simon Link, of Spangler were the guests of relatives in town Sunday.

J. Hayden Bracken and wife of Johnstown, were the guests of M. Bracken sr., Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Anstead, of Hastings, visited relatives in town several days this week.

Misses Margaret Little and Tillie Bradley, of Loretto, visited friends in town this week.

Mrs. G. A. Reisinger, of Reading is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. P. A. Burns.

Mrs. A. F. Yeckley returned to Pittsburg Saturday after a visit to this place.

Misses Edith Carner and Anna Ricemeyer, of Altoona were the guests of friends in town Sunday.

Miss Grace Loftus, of Cresson, spent Sunday with Michael Brannan and family of Church street.

Bernard McConnell, Joe Campbell, John and Sam Mullen, of Patton were Sunday visitors in town.

Samual Sanker, Mrs. Elizabeth Nagel and granddaughter Patronella, of Altoona, spent Wednesday in town.

Misses Alice Hanlin and Lucy Quinn, of Pittsburg, were the guests of relatives and friends in town this week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Burkhart were in Altoona Wednesday attending the funeral of the latter's grandmother, Mrs. Wyerman.

Attended Banquet

Superintendent J. A. Heilman of the Prudential Insurance Co. gave a banquet in Johnstown, Saturday evening among the guests were Assistant Superintendent F. J. Basal and Miss Colletta Brannan, J. W. Clark and Miss Blackburn, Charles Yeckley and wife, and Dr. A F. Akers, of this place; and T. P. Reilly and wife, of Cresson and Daniel Deagan and wife, of South Fork.

Gives an Informal Tea

Debbiler home at Cresson, Pa. was thrown open to a few of their friends yesterday to meet Miss Molly McGuire from Pittston, Pa. Decorations were in yellow and green, flowers and ferns being used.

The Dutch breakfast room had an effective arrangement of yellow tulips, tea was served there. Miss Mary McArt poured, and other aids were Miss Maid Miller, Miss Anna Allan and Mrs. McGuire.

Friday, 18 Mar 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


ANDERSON – The Rev. Dr. T. A. Anderson, pastor of the Cresson Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church at this place, for the past year and a half, died at his home at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening, from an attack of nervous prostration, aggravated by a fall six weeks ago that resulted in the fracture of his hip.

The Rev. Anderson was born at West Alexandria, Washington County, fourty nine years ago. He graduated from W. & J. College in the class of 1882 and then filled the chair of mathematics at W. & J. for two years. Then he became a student for two years at the Allegheny Theological Seminary, and a year later graduated from the Union Seminary in New York. His first charge was in the Washington Presbytery, where he was stationed for five years. He was next in the Parkersburg (W.Va.) Presbytery for fifteen years, coming to Cresson about a year and a half ago.

The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Anna Haggerty, of Washington, in 1900. His wife and two children Thomas A. and Helen H. Anderson survive. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Anderson, of West Alexandria, Washington County, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Valentine and Mrs. Mary Minton, of Washington.

The funeral services were held at the parsonage at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, of Johnstown assisted by a number of visiting clergymen. The body was then sent to West Alexandria, where interment took place Thursday afternoon.


The coming wedding of John Richard Fisher and Miss Lena Holocker has been announced.

Raymond A. Troxell has accepted a clerical position with the Argyle Coal Company, of South Fork.

Louis C. Schroth has moved his family and household goods to Osceola Mills where he will reside in the future.


Miss Myrtle Bender, of Patton, visited relatives in town several days this week.

Mrs. James M. Bowman, of Wilmerding, is spending some time with her mother, Mrs. Sara Lingenfelter.

Misses Velma and Viola Ivory and Bessie McGuire, of Loretto, spent a couple of days in town this week.

Will Open Photgraph Gallery

George F. Smith, the Altoona photographer is opening a branch studio in the second floor of the Alpenroeshen Hall. On March 18, 19 and 20 he will make special inducements to old folks and babies. The studio will also be open March 26 and 27 and April 2 and 3. Mr. Smith will personally oversee all work.

Birthday Festivities

On Sunday March 13, 1910, quite an agreeable surprise was tendered Mrs. F. J. Parrish, of Chestnut street, on the anniversary of her nativity, which took place seventy-one years ago. Being the more appreciated from the fact that it was the first during all those years ever tendered her.

A dinner was prepared at her home without her knowledge when the following guests filled the house to partake of the festivities: Mrs. A. J. Short and daughter Anna, Mrs. J. C. Walsh, son Ed, and daughter Helen, and Miss Martina Murphy, all of Oil city, J. C. Burns and wife, R. B. McCan, wife and son, Mrs. Dollie Troxell and daughter Gladys, and Mrs. F. P. Gillen.

The occasion was a reunion of children paying respects to their mother, as a filial duty. Joy and merriment reigned supreme.

Friday, 25 Mar 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


BUTCHER - MOTT – A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized at Cresson in the parlors of the New Commercial Hotel on Wednesday when Miss Dodie Mott, of Cresson, and Mr. Charles A. Butcher, of this place were united in marriage by Rev. D. S. Hafer, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church. The young people left immediately for a trip to Eastern cities.


EAGAN – James Eagan, a well-known and highly respected resident of Church street died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon of a complication of diseases after an illness of three months. The deceased was born at Plane No. 6, June 20, 1844, and came to Gallitzin in 1870 and resided here up to the time of his death. He was never married. He held responsible positions with many different coal companies in this vicinity, his last position being mine foreman for Flanagan at Bennington.

Mr. Eagan is survived by two sisters: Mary A. and Margaret J. both of this place.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from St. Patrick's church. Interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

IVORY – Died very suddenly, at 12 o'clock a.m. Monday, Jeremiah H. Ivory, of Chest Springs, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Link. Had he lived until May 5, he would have been 73 years old.

Surviving him are his aged wife and these sons and daughters: J. C., E. J., L. L., Mrs. J. A. Mullen and Mrs. M. C. Seymore, of Altoona; Mrs. Lewis Donoughe, Glen White; Mrs. J. A. Link, chest Springs; Gilbert, at home. One sister, Mrs. Mary McMullen , of Coupon, also survives.

Mr. Ivory was a devout member of St. Monica's Catholic Church at Chest Springs.

The funeral took place on Wednesday. High mass at St. Monica's Catholic church at 10 a.m. Interment was made in St. Monica's cemetery. Capt. David Mills Camp No. 293 Sons of Veterans, of this place attended the funeral and the old veteran was buried with the honors of war.

BUCK – Mrs. Ella Buck wife of Samuel Buck, a well-known P. R. R. track foreman located at Cresson, died suddenly at her home Monday morning at 4 o'clock, from apoplexy, aged forty-five years. She had apparently been enjoying the best of health until about 1 o''clock that morning, when she wakened the members of her family and complained of a pain in her head. The deceased is survived by her husband and seven children as follows: Gladys, Gordon, Adrian, Norman, Margaret, Ethel, and Frances. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Bruce, and the following brothers and sisters: Mary, wife of William Bralley; Cecelia, wife of Sylvester Ansman, Miss Elizabeth Bruce, at home, and George, all of Cresson; and John, of Braddock. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, with services in St. Xavier's Catholic Church and interment in the Summit cemetery.

SWANK – George Thompson Swank, better known at “Tom” Swank, and for nearly a half century editor of the Johnstown Tribune, died at that city Sunday afternoon. He was 73 years old. Mr. Swank was one of the radical abolition editors prior to the breaking out of the Civil War, and he served with distinction in that strife, resuming his editorial duties later. He was a personal friend of Horace Greely and was a brother of James M. Swank, secretary of the American Iron and Steel Association.

The veteran editor was a forceful and fearless writer, and for half a century was identified with the progress of Western Pennsylvania. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon.


Daniel Vaught will erect a new dwelling on Hemlock street.

John Galligan's new residence on Cleveland street is nearing completion.

Morris Nahn, formerly proprietor of the Emmet House, has accepted a position at Twin Rocks.

Neal Davis has changed the lighting system at Taylor & McCoy's store. Tungsten lamps have been installed.

Cresson Borough Council has appointed John Wentworth Street Commissioner and D. W. Dillman of Altoona, Borough Engineer.

The store of David J. Pfeister of Cresson, was robbed early Sunday morning, the thieves securing six suits of clothing, other men's furnishings and about $2.

Hugh Devlin, of Hemlock street, an engineer at Mine No. 19 of the Pennsylvania Coal Company, is able to be about again after an illness of about two weeks.

Yeckley's Dancing Class will open on Saturday evening, April 2, in the Alpenroeschen hall. Private lessons from 8 till 9. Three piece orchestra. Price fifty cents a couple.

In the case of Jacob Shell vs. Mary A. Bengele, Executrix of Joseph Bengele, of Gallitzin, an action in assumpsit, the attorneys for both sides reached an agreement at Egensburg Monday whereby the jury, at the direction of the Court rendered a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $201.28.

Paul Cosgrove, of Hastings, has accepted the position of outside foreman at mine No. 10 recently vacated by Mr. McClure who has accepted a position at Ebensburg.

A Shower of Postals

N. J. Campbell was surprised Tuesday when he went to the Post-office as he received an armload of mail and all day postals kept coming. “Jack” finally got to scratching his head and discovered that it was the 64th anniversary of his birth and that someone had fixed it up on him.

Coupon Man Arrested at Harrisburg

Alexander Kelly, of Coupon, who has been missing for a couple weeks was picked up by the police at Harrisburg, Sunday. He was found wandering around in pools of water and otherwise acted queerly. He wore a pair of felt moccasins and had neither coat nor hat.

Young Man Had Stroke

Clarence Becher, ages about 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Becher, of Church street, suffered a srtoke last week. Ha had an attack of grip and later received a stroke. He is much improved at this time.

New Bank Director

The directors of The First National Bank of Gallitzin, Pa., at the regular meeting Wednesday evening, appointed Frank Hornhuer a director to fill the unexpired term of J. V. Leonard whose resignation was accepted at a previous meeting.

Friday, 1 Apr 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


FERGUSON - PRICE – Paul Ferguson, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. U. Ferguson, of Main street and Miss Nina Price, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Price, of Cresson, were married Thursday of last week at Cumberland. The event was a surprise to their friends. The groom is very popular here and has a host of friends. He recently accepted the position of extra leverman with the P. R. R. The bride is one of Cresson's most popular young ladies being formerly a telephone operator, for the Pennsylvania Coal an Coke Company.

WILSON - WAHL – James Wilson and Miss Mary Wahl were quietly married at the rectory of St. Patrick's church Wednesday morning by Rev. Father Deasy. They were attended by Nathan Purdy and Miss Freda Wahl. The young couple are popular young people of this place. Mrs. Wilson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wahl of Portage street and “Jimmie” is well known in local athletic circles and is a prominent member of the J. L. Mitchell Band. They will reside on Portage street.


FARREN – Squire Patrick H. Farren of Portage died at his home Sunday in his 46th year. The funeral was held from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Portage and interment was made at Wilmore. The deceased was a native of Lilly, but had resided in Portage most of his life, and for ten years was justice of the peace.

His widow and the following children: Mary, who is a nurse in St. Agnes' Hospital, Philadelphia; Emma, Howard, Clara, Jean, George, Edward, John, Oscar and Merrill all at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: John of Lilly, Thomas of Cresson, Mrs. James Uslinghan, of Lilly, Mrs. John Beck, Mrs. James Leonard and Mrs. Daniel Fleck of Portage, and Mrs. John Fleck, of Hopewell, Bedford county.

OSBORN – Frances Louise Obsorn, daughter of County Commissioner Thomas A. and Gertrude Reese Osborn, died of pneumonia at 8:40 o'clock Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Osborn's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, after a short illness. The child was born at Ebensburg one year ago next Sunday. The funeral took place at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Resse home, where services were conducted by the Rev. G. Mahlon Miller, pastor of the First United Brethern church.

SHADLE – Mrs. James Shadle a former resident of this place, died at her home at Hastings Tuesday morning at five o'clock following a serious operation performed a few days before. She was about forty-five years old and is survived by her husband and five or six children. The remains were brought to this place this morning for interment.


Alex Hall has moved to the Storm property on Sugar street.

Jan Dempsey has purchased the Laughlin property on Craig street and will remodel it.

Mrs. Joseph Sharbaugh, of North Main street, is suffering from an attack of rheumatism.

The announcement was made at St. Patrick's Church Sunday of the approaching marriage of Harry Trimer, of Altoona, and Miss Ella Reagan, of this place.

The bodies of the woman and her infant child killed Monday night by a train on the Pennsylvania railroad a short distance east of the Portage passenger station were identified as those of Mrs. Andrew Bandnar and little daughter of Sough Fork.

Mrs. James R. McAleer, of Younstown,O., spent Wednesday of last week with Ryans family. Mrs. McAleer has just returned from California and will join her husband in Washington where he is engaged for the Baseball season.

Miss Louise Bracken, of Seton Hill, G. Gunning, Clyde and Roy Gutwald, of Villanova Prep School, and George MacDonald of the University of Pittsburg, spent their Easter vacation at their homes in this place.


Rev. J.J. Deasy, spent Tuesday in Johnstown.

Sam Watts, of Conemaugh, spent Tuesday in town.

Miss Linnie Conrad, of Loretto, was in town Thursday.

Aloysius Moran, of Loretto is visiting relatives in town.

Miss Bid Galligan is visiting friends in Pittsburg this week.

James Frazer, David Cowen and Joe Hunter are at DuBois representing local No. 1493 U. M. W. of A.

J. Yost, of South Fork, was a business caller in town Tuesday.

Miss Jennie McNiel attended a dance in Portage Monday evening.

Mrs. J. Hayden Bracken, of Johnstown, spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. S. D. Myers is the guest of relatives in Tyrone this week.

Charles Huey, of Ebensburg, spent a few days in town this week.

William Suter, of Conemaugh, was in town a few days this week.

A. J. Sweeney spent a couple days this week in Washington, D. C.

Edward Heitchue, of Vandergrift, is visiting his brother M. M. Heitchue.

Miss Kathryn Myers, of Lilly is visiting Miss Clara Stephens this week.

Mrs. A. J. Fitzpatrick is spending this week with her parents in Carnegie.

Harvey Rutledge, of Johnstown spent a couple of days in town this week.

Misses Margaret and Ida Little, of Loretto, were visitors in town this week.

Misses Mae Durbin and Anna Burns, of Johnstown, are visiting at Ryans this week.

Ray Pjoff, of Homestead, is spending this week with his grandparents at this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Pfieffer and children, of Altoona, visited relatives in town Sunday.

Miss Pearl Styles, of Smoke Run is spending a couple weeks with S. D. Myers and family.

Edgar Galbke and Edgar Younkins, of Pittsburg, are spending some time with relatives in town.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knee and children visited friends in Altoona and Hollidaysburg Sunday.

Misses Doun and Mildred Flick, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town a couple of days this week.

Mrs. Harry Mock, of Wilmerding is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. James Pearce of this place.

Mrs. Samuel Simmons and daughter have returned from an extended visit to relatives at Hawk Run.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Heitchue and daughter Esther, visited relatives and friends in Johnstown Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hinson spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Porter of Altoona.

Mrs. Morris Samtford and son arrived Sunday from new York, where they have been visiting for several months.

Had Narrow Escape

W. R. Hancuff the well-known drayman, had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon when his wagon was smashed between two coal cars at Taylor & McCoy's works.

Mr. Hancuff was driving across the tracks at the works shortly after four o'clock. There was barely room between the cars and he did not notice an engine approaching. It bumped the cars together smashing the wagon. Had the engine arrived an instant sooner it would have caught Mr. Hancuff and the horses.

Friday, 8 Apr 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


DAWSON – John C. Dawson, a former resident of Gallitzin, died very suddenly at 12:30 Saturday afternoon at Wilkinsburg. He was returning from work when stricken dropping dead in the street.

Mr. Dawson was born at Gallitzin November 9, 1860. When a young man he went to Altoona where he learned blacksmithing. He afterward lived at Roanoke, Va., and Hollidaysburg later coming to this place where he opened a blacksmith shop. About seven years ago he desposed of his business here and moved to Wilkinsburg. In 1886 he was married to Miss Louisa Matthews of Altoona, at St. John's church. He is survived by his wife, one daughter; Mrs. James Baird, of Wilkinsburg, and three sons, Hassett, Joseph and Jerome at home, and two grand children.

These brothers and sistern also survive: Mrs. Mary Doyle and Mrs. Angelica Randall, of Altoona; Mrs. Luke Ivory, of Cresson; Sister Madelene, of the Charity Order of Greensburg: Mrs. Eliza Sybert, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. F. J. Christy, Mrs. F. J. Donoughe, William Dawson, F. P. Dawson and Jerome Dawson of this place.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning. After requiem high mass was read by Rev. Father Lambing in Hold Rosary church at Wilkinsburg, interment was made in Calvery cemetery. All of the deceased's brothers and sisters attended the funeral.

SANKER – Emanuel Sanker, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Sanker, of Allegheny Township, died at the old Sanker homestead Saturday evening, aged about sixty years. Mr. Sanker had not been in good health for some time and his death was not unexpected. For some years past he had not been able to work and usually spent most of his time about his father's home.

The deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Annie, wife of Joseph McMullen; George, Mary, William, Caroline, wife of Michael Bradley, and Zita, at home, all residing in Allegheny Township. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Catholic Church at Loretto, from which church the funeral took place at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with a requiem high mass celebrated by Rev. Father Ferdinand Kittell, the pastor, after which interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

LEADER – Mrs. Sarah Caroline Leader died suddenly at her home at Altoona, early Friday morning of heart failure. She was the daughter of Hugh and Mary Howell and was born in Gallitzin 57 years ago, having been a resident of Altoona for about 40 years. She is survived by her husband, W. S. Leader, and the following children: Florence J., J. W. and Viola M., at home, and Mrs. John Seidel of Johnstown; also by the following bothers; Francis H. Howell of Gallitzin, Robert S. of Connellsville, Albert of Pittsburg and John A. of Altoona.

The funeral services took place at St. Mark's church, Altoona, Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. John's cemetery.

STANLEY – Rose Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stanley, died at 7:30 Tuesday evening aged about twenty months. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery yesterday afternoon at 2:30.


At the dance held Tuesday of last week Miss Lottie Larson was judged the best dancer present and will be given a gold crown by Dr. A. Laino.

George, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Staley was awarded the first prize at Photographer Smith's baby contest. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley was so close in votes that he also gave him a prize.


H. Maitland, of Cassandra, spent Tuesday in town.

Mrs. Samuel Watts, of Conemaugh, was a visitor in town Monday.

Miss Mary Bismark of Altoona, visited her parents in town Sunday.

Thomas Atkinson and Ernest Fasbotter, of Olanta, were visitors in town Sunday.

Cornelius Quinn, of Pittsburg, was the guest of Charles Quinn and family Sunday.

Mrs. George Leahy and Miss Saunders, of Lilly, visited friends in town Tuesday.

Mrs. William Regan, of Seward, returned home Tuesday after a visit among relatives in town.

Mrs. A. J. Fitzpatrick has returned home from a visit to Carnegie. She was accompanied by Miss Marie Orris of Carnegie, who will be her guest for several weeks.

Mrs. Catherine Bertram was called to Pittsburg Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of her uncle, Michael Lyons. Mr. Lyons was well known to many people in this vicinity.

James Cunningham who has just returned from the South, spent several days in town this week.

J. E. Spade Injured

J.E. Spade was seriously injured and Tom Dillon and Joe Kerns had a narrow escape at Taylor & McCoy's mine Monday morning, when a car in which the three men were riding jumped the track and knocked out a prop letting down a portion of the roof. The men were pinned fast until help arrived. Spade was almost smothered and sustained a badly wrenched back. The others escaped with slight injuries.

Scalded With Coffee

Edgar, the seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Campbell, was severely scalded Friday evening. While his mother was serving coffee he accidentally knocked the coffee from her hand and a portion of it scalded the right side of his face.

Slight Fire Sunday

The roof of the residence of Thomas Hagan, of Main Street, caught fire Sunday morning about 7:30 from sparks from a flue. The blaze was discovered by neighbors and quickly extinguished. Two holes were burned in the roof.

Gave President Fountain Pen

At a meeting held Friday evening, the members of the Gallitzin Rod and Gun Club presented their president, George E. Hogue with a costly fountain pen. Al Fitzpatrick made the presentation speech stating that it was three years since the club was organized but that the “gang” had been in Indiana county in 1906 and another crowd was out in 1907 and the organization was formed as the result. The annual election was held the same evening and the following officers were elected: G. E. Hogue, President; A. J. Fitzpatrick, Secretary-Treasurer; H. J. Staley, G. E. Hogue, A. J. Fitzpatrick, J. E. Spiers and M. P. Frederick, Trustees.

Friday, 15 Apr 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


STULTZ - BENDER – Father Edwin, of St. Mary's Church, of Patton, on Tuesday morning united in marriage Milton Stultz and Miss Myrtle Bender. The ceremony was performed in the church with Allen McCoy, of Chest springs as best man, and Miss Choletta Cooper, of Patton, as bridesmaid. A number of relatives and friends of the couple were present. A dinner in their honor was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary Bender, near Patton, and supper at the home of the groom's father, Jacob Stultz, in Chest Springs. The young couple will go to housekeeping on a farm just below Chest Springs.

The bride is a sister if Isadora Bender, the local liveyrman and has many friends here.

TRIMER - REAGAN – Harry F. Trimer, of Altoona, and Miss Ella T. Reagan,of this place were united in marriage at the nuptial mass at St. Patrick's Catholic church Monday morning by Rev. J. J. Deasy, the pastor. They were attended by Miss Margaret Reagan and Joseph Reagan, sister and brother of the bride. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reagan. The groom is an industrious young man and his bride is one of Gallitzin's most amiable young women. Both have a wide circle of friends whose best wishes they have for a long and happy future. After a wedding trip west they will take up their residence in Altoona.

STRONG - BURK – Miss Rose Burk and Edmund Strong, both well known people of Nolo, Indiana county were married at 7:30 last evening in St. Patrick's rectory by Rev. Father J. J. Deasy. They were attended by Ambrose Burk the bride's brother of Nolo, and Miss Blanch Carr, of Vintondale, who is a cousin of the bride. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to the Gallitzin Hotel where they partook of a bounteous spread prepared specially for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Strong left this morning for a visit to eastern cities. On their return they will be at home in Pine township, Indiana county, where the groom owns a large farm.


PRINGLE – Florence, little daughter of Howard and Mary Jane Pringle, of Craig street, died Sunday morning at the home of her grandmother, in Bellwood. She was five years old. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock interment being made at Bellwood.


Sanker and Chirdon, local contractors have completed the erection of a new hall for the U. M. W. of A., at Amsbry.

A number of town people attended a surprise party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Nicholson of Cresson, Monday evening.

K. A. Reed has been drawn for the Gand Jury at June court. Those drawn for the first week from Gallitzin are: R. L. Bender, James Helman and Edward Lucas; and H. J. Conway, R. E. Dignan and James Frazier, will serve the second week.


William McTague spent Monday evening in Johnstown.

Miss Linnie Conrad, of Loretto, was in town Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schalles, of Lilly, spent Sunday in town.

Miss Margaret Ryan, of Lilly, was a visitor in town Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, of Johnstown, were in town Sunday.

John P. Bracken, of Carnegie, called on relatives in town this week.

Mrs. John Gutwald, of Amsbry called on friends in town yesterday.

John Fitzpatrick, of Glen Campbell, was a visitor in town this week.

Miss Margaret Lynam, of Altoona, is the guest of relatives in town.

Miss Vesta Flannagan, of South Fork, spent Monday in town with relatives.

Miss Eva Bryne, of Altoona, is the guest of her aunt Mrs. M. Bradley.

Mr. and Mrs. James Watts, of Conemaugh, visited relatives here Sunday.

William Hornauer, of Johnstown, visited his parents a couple days this week.

Frank and William Spade, of Duncansville, called on relatives in town Sunday.

Miss Cecelia Mulhern, of Juniata, was the guest of relatives in town Sunday.

Miss Tillie Bradley and Margaret Little, of Loretto, were visitors in town Thursday.

Miss Bid Galligan returned Tuesday from an extended visit to Pittsburg relatives.

Dr. G. F. MacDonald has returned after spending several weeks vacation in Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ehrenfeld, of Pittsburg, visited relatives in town this week.

Owen Kelly and daughter Miss Martha, of Altoona, spent Sunday in town with friends.

Mrs. B. A. Sanker and daughter Miss Bertha, of Lilly, visited relatives in town Monday.

Mrs. Warren Campbell and children of Pittsburg, spent Monday in town with relatives.

Mrs. G. A. Reisinger, of Reading, has returned to her home after spending some time with relatives in town.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Nelson, Miss Genevieve Gunning and Oliver Nelson made a trip overland in their auto to Vale Summit, Maryland, Sunday.

C. L. Robins in interest of Great Northern and Notre Dame Copper Co., was in town Saturday. He was accompanied by Mrs. Robins.

Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Campbell left today for New York city where they will attend a recital given by the pupils of the New York Institute of Violin and Piano, Saturday evening. Their son Laurence is on the program for a violin number.

Harry Hackman and sister, Miss Martha, returned to Indiana State Normal for the spring term after spending their vacation with their parents here.

Costly Fire at Ebensburg

Ebensburg Tuesday night experienced the most costly fire in its history. It broke out in the business section of the town shortly before midnight and at 2 o'clock flames had wiped out several imposing structures and caused a loss of between $80,000 and $100,000. The situation was critical for a period of an hour or more as the fire threatened to wipe out the entire business district.

One man was fatally injured and three others hurt by the explosion of dynamite and gasoline in the hardware stores. They were caught in the debris when the structures collapsed as a result.

They were: John Blair, fatally hurt, Frank Jones, Louis Hummel, Charles Davis.

The buildings destroyed are as follows:

    -Huntley's hardware store, loss $30,000
    -Mrs. R. H. Jones' millinery store, loss $20,000
    -Schettig's hardware store, loss $15,000
    -Hott's Exchange hotel, loss $25,000
    -Tibbett's drug store, (partially) loss $7,000
    -Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith's residence, (partially) loss $8,000
    -Cloyd R. Pennebaker's residence, loss $4,000

The fire had its origin in the Huntley building, occupied as a hardware store. It broke out shortly after 11 o'clock from an unknown cause. It was not discovered until it had gained considerable headway and spread rapidly. An alarm awoke the entire town and the fire company appeared on the scene and started right into action to fight the fire. Their task was a dangerous one in the fear of explosions of dynamite, powder and gasoline that was carried in stock. A fairly stiff wind was blowing and thus carried the flames to the millinery store and residence of Mrs. R. H. Jones, adjoining and from this building the fire communicated with the Schettig hardware store and residence.

Prompt Adjustment

Fire completely gutted an ruined the property of Mr. Quinn, popularly known as the Keystone Hotel on North Main Street on Saturday morning, March 26, the adjuster of the Companies having this risk, Mr. Travis of Tartantum, came to Gallitzin the following Wednesday, and on Saturday April 2nd, a check for the amount of the Insurance was placed in Mr. Quinn's hands.

The adjusting and payment of this insurance within one week after the fire speaks well for the Insurance Companies represented by Dingwall & Frederick the companies involved in this loss were the Teutonia of Allegheny, and the Michigan Commercial of Lansing Michigan.

Messrs. Dingwall & Frederick, Gallitzin, Pa.
Allow me to thank you most kindly for the prompt adjustment and payment of Insurance on my property, which was destroyed by fire on March 26th, 1910.
Respectfully, Charles Quinn.

G. W. Houser Resigned

George W. Houser has resigned his position with the Gallitzin Electric Light Company and the Cambria County Water Supply Company and will move to Altoona where he will go into the grocery business. Mr. Houser has sold his pretty home on Craig street to George H. Angus, a track foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Mr. Houser has made many friends since coming to Gallitzin who will be sorry to see him go. He was a good citizen and a faithful worker and it will be no easy matter for the above companies to find a man who will be able to fill his shoes.

New Millinery Store

A new millinery store has been opened by Miss Ella T. Reagan in the Reagan storeroom on Main street near the east bound depot. She has on hand a fine display of hats, etc.

Friday, 22 Apr 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


Jan Dempsey is making a number of improvements to his property on Craig street.

A cement pavement is being placed around W. J. Haid's property at the corner of Craig and North Main street. Mr. Haid recently purchased this property from James Keenan.

Mrs. B. F. Jones, widow of the late Pittsburg steel manufacturer, has given to the state department of health her handsome cottage at Cresson. The cottage adjoins the tract given by Andrew Carnegie for a tuberculosis sanitarium. The property cost $18,000 and is well adapted for state uses. Commissioner of Health Samuel G. Dixon, to whom the offer was made, will accept it for the state.


C. P. Betz spent Sunday in Summerhill.

Frank Cronauer spent Saturday in Carrolltown.

Leo McCloskey, of Altoona, spent Sunday in town.

Isadora Schrift, of Summerhill, was in town Thursday.

Miss Sophia Hancuff is visiting relatives in Pittsburg.

Mrs. M. Stanley was a visitor in Johnstown Saturday.

Hershall Dunmeyer, of South Fork, was in town Monday.

J. Doyle of Pittsburg, spent Friday and Saturday in town.

W. W. Bosworth was a visitor in South Fork Wednesday.

Mrs. James Belter, of Loretto visited relatives in town Monday.

J. Haydan Bracken, of Johnstown, spent Wednesdaya in town.

Mrs. Thomas Howell and son Roy, are visiting relatives in Lilly.

Hargis Campbell spent a couple of days in Johnstown last week.

Mrs. George Leahy, of Cassandra, visited friends in town Monday.

Mrs. Etta McAnally, of Cresson, visited relatives in town Monday.

William C. Smith, of Big Bend, called on friends in town this week.

Frank Little, of Loretto made a business visitor in town Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cole, of Nanty-Glo spent some time in town this week.

Leo Burk, of Cleveland, O., is spending some time in town with his mother.

Thomas Atkinson,of Olanta, called on friends in town Saturday evening.

George Platt of the “Item” force was a visitor in Huntingdon Saturday.

Raymond Troxell, of South Fork, spent Sunday at his home in this place.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Noel, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town this week.

Mrs. Mark Volce and daughter, of South Fork, visited relatives in town this week.

Misses Martha and Mildred Houser are visiting relatives and friends at Bellwood.

George Miller has returned from Sandy Ridge where he has been visiting a short while.

Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Eck, of Carrolltown, are spending some time in town with relatives.

Miss Elsie Yeckley has completed her school term at Bakerton and returned to her home in this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelly and daughter of Johnstown, visited relatives and friends in town this week.

Mrs. W. W. Bosworth, of Rimersburg, Clarion county, is the guest of her son, W. W. Bosworth of Main Street.

Found Dead in Street
Well Known Resident of Coupon Victim of Heart Trouble

The body of Anthony Zendi was found Sunday morning in the street near his residence, death having overtaken him on his way home sometime during the night. Foul play was suspected at first but it was finally shown that death was caused by heart failure.

Zendi was about forty-nine years of age and is survived by is wife and several children. He was well known at Coupon where he owned considerable property. He was a member of Gallitzin Lodge No. 185 Loyal Order of Moose.

The funeral was held Tuesday from the Immaculate Conception church at Coupon and Interment was made in St. Thomas' Cemetery at Ashville. A delegation from the local lodge of Moose attended.

Friday, 29 Apr 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


FARREN – General debility caused the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Farren, eight-six years old, Sunday morning about two o'clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Tickerhoof at Portage. She had been sick about two months. Mass was said at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Portage and interment was made at Wilmore.

Mrs. Farren was born in Loretto, her maiden name being McConnell. Her husband, John Farren, died about twenty five years ago. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Skelley, of Wilmore, and Mrs. Margaret Ella Roberts, of the State of California. One brother, James McConnell, of Chicago, is also living. The following children survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp, of Chest Springs; Mrs. Tillie McGough, of Portage; Mrs. Alice Myers, of this place; Mrs. Martha Diehl and Mrs. Rose Robins, of Lilly; Mrs. Agnes Tickerhoof, above mentioned and John Farren, of Beaverdale; Robert, of Portage, and Frank, of South Fork. Sixty grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren also survive.


Falon, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drass, is recovering from a severe attach of pneumonia.

A handsome monument was erected in St. Patrick's cemetery last week by P. A. Logue, in memory of his mother and stepfather, Martin and Mary Murphy.

Chas. F. Buck, formerly a well known citizen of Cresson, has removed with his family to Harrisburg, where he has accepted a position with a steel company.


Mr. and Mrs. Riddles spent Sunday in Benscreek.

Bernard Lloyd, of Hastings, spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. George Ehrenfeld is visiting in Pittsburg this week.

Mrs. Bertha Lingenfelter, spent Wednesday in Johnstown.

Raymond Troxell, of South Fork, spent Sunday in town.

Miss May McGough, of Lilly, visited friends in town this week.

Morris Nairn, of Expedit, was a visitor in town Sunday.

Jacob Vogel, of Hastings, called on friends in town this week.

Mrs. Albert Becher, of Altoona, was a visitor in town this week.

Howard Devlin, of Turtle Creek, is visiting his parents in town.

Charles Huey, of Ebensburg, visited his parents in town Sunday.

Edwin Plunkett has gone to Pittsburg where he has accepted a position.

Mr. and Mrs. William Ebig, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town Sunday.

Mrs. J. E. Spiers spent several days this week visiting relatives in Johnstown.

Mrs. A. C. Eberlein, of Altoona, was visiting among friends in town Saturday.

Mrs. Monnhon and daughter, Miss Ursula, are spending some time in New York.

Mrs. John Cooper and daughter Miss Laura, visited relatives in Sonman this week.

Mrs. B. A. Sanker and daughter Miss Bertha, of Lilly, spent Wednesday with relatives in town.

Thomas Myers, of Mark Hanna, and Ed Stevens of Ashville, called on friends in town Wednesday.

Solly Stroup, of California, formerly of this place, spent some time in town this week with friends.

Rev. D. S. Hafer is away for a few days and will visit his home at St. Thomas, Pa., and Mrs. Hafer's home at Gettysburg, Pa.

Frank B. Bracken, of Philadelphia; J. H. Bracken, of Johnstown; J. P. Bracken, of Carnegie, and Paul Bracken, of Johnstown, spent Sunday with their father, M. Bracken of main street.

Former Gallitzin Man Victim of Rails
Edward Burns Fatally Injured at Kittanning Point

Edward Burns, a resident of Blandburg and an employee of the Caruthers Construction company at Lake Altoona, was the victim of an accident at 5:20 o'clock Wednesday evening at Kittanning Point and from injuries sustained died at 6:12 o'clock in the ambulance just as it reached the Altoona hospital. The man had been crushed about the left side and had sustained internal injuries by being run down by an engine of the Glen White Coal and Lumber Co.

Burns was a miner by occupation when the miners of the district ceased work he secured work with the Caruthers Construction company as a signal man at the company's quarry. He worked yesterday and on quitting started toward Kittanning Point on his way to his boarding house, one where he had stopped while working for the Glen White Coal company. While crossing the company's siding at the Point he was run down by the coal company's engine.

Edward Burns was born at Gallitzin on August 23, 1848, and had resided at this place for a number of years. He chose mining as an occupation and worked in and about Gallitzin for a number of years. Eighteen years ago he moved to Blandburg, where he followed his occupation until several months ago when he entered the service of Glen White Coal and Lumber company working at Glen White. He is survived by his wife and nine children, as follows: Edward, of Galltizin; Mrs. Anna Kannery, of Pittsburg; Thomas of Windber; James, Louis, Richard, William, Agnes and Catherine of Blandburg. The remains were taken to Blandburg yesterday and on Saturday interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery on Coal Forge, Clearfield county.

Flames in Cassandra

Alexander Bulak, a boarding boss at Cassandra, was dealt a cruel, staggering blow Wednesday morning, when fire destroyed a double house, and consumed $1,700 in a trunk, representing his own and his son's savings for twelve years. He lost everything and he and his wife were painfully burned. Bulak, it is said, was looking forward with happy anticipations to the day not far distant when he could return to his native home across the waters and live in luxury the rest of his life.

He will now not only forego the life of ease and luxury but postpone his trip to his old home also.

The fire was first discovered about 4:30 o'clock. How the fire started is unknown. One of the boarders went to work earlier than usual and the boarding mistress getting him breakfast.

An explosion occurred about 4:30 and it is believed fire from the kitchen stove communicated with a half keg of powder stored in the kitchen. Mrs. Bulak was burned about the lower portion of her body. Her husband is burned about the back and hands. Although the boarders got out in safety, they did not have time to collect their belongings saving very little clothing.

Commencement Exercises May Twelfth
This Year's Graduating Class Numbers Fifteen

The commencement exercises of the Class of '10 of the Gallitzin High School will be held in the auditorium Thursday evening, May 12. The class numbers fifteen members, Misses Stella Agnes McGraw, Clara Elena Pearson, Edna Joyce Weston, Beryl Marie Martin, Winifred Agusta Sankey, Rose Madeleine Donoughe, Anna Martina Bertram, Anna Marie Galligan, Catherine Colletta Bradley, Edna Carmelita Bengele and Paul Henry Sanker, Mark Edward Bradley, Elmer Thomas Buck, Abe Bernard Kaufman, and William Fayette Hancuff.

The officers are: Mark Bradley, President; Beryl Martin, Vice President; Elmer Buck, Secretary, and Edna Bengele, Treasurer.

The class colors are “purple and gold,” class flower “white rose” and the motto “Excelsior.”

For Sale

The Hotel property of F. N. Burk Estate on North Main Street. One lot at corner of North Main and Forest street 50 x 175 feet. One lot on Hemlock street 50 x 150 feet. A piece of ground adjoining the Union cemetery. A piece of ground adjoining Lake Padula, running to bridge on Township road. One piece of ground containing 5 ½ acres adjoining the Old Water Works on the Mountain road.

One farm containing 87 acres, 1 ½ miles from Gallitzin. Also plows, harrows, wagons, sleds, work harness and double driving harness etc. Also bar fixtures in good condition complete with 4 x 6 ft. mirror, one novelty box and copper lined work board.

For further information apply to: Mrs. F. N. Burk, Administratrix, F. N. Burk Estate.

Friday, 6 May 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


McVAY - McBRIDE – In the presence of a large number of friends and relatives Miss Mary A. McBride and Barney McVay of Johnstown were united in marriage at 7:30 Wednesday morning at St. Columba's Catholic church, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Father Bernard Conley, assistant pastor of the congregation. The attendants were Miss Florence McBride, a sister of the bride, and Frank McVay of Conemaugh. Miss Mayme McLaughlin presided at the organ. A male quartet rendered vocal selections.


NOEL – Alvin, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Noel, died at the home of his parents near Church street at eight o'clock Saturday evening. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev.M. R. Hackman and interment was made in Union Cemetery.


Charley Harlin is off work with a sore knee.

W. W. Bosworth the genial manager of the Tunnel Supply store can't smother the grin. It's a girl.

Joe Lynch and George Stephens are smiling broadly over the arrival of new boys at their homes this week.

W. J. Storm, the local clothier, received word this week that his brother S. A. Strom, of Chicago, had suffered a stroke. Later news says that he is much improved.

Charles Bell, an employee at the Anderson hotel, Cresson, met death in a fall from a third story window at 12:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, drying fifty-five minutes later as the result of his injuries.

Edward R. Montagna, formerly director of the U. M. W. of A. band of this place, has enlisted as a musician at the Altoona recruiting station of the national army, and was assigned to the Fourth field artillery band, stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming.


Miss Helen Gillen is visiting relatives in Johnstown this week.

Mrs. F. P. Gillen has returned after visiting relatives in Ohio.

Hon. M .Fitzharris, of Tarentum, called on friends in town this week.

Earl MacDonald was in Pittsburg this week and purchased a driving horse.

Mrs. Edward Blakely and Miss Blakely, of Wehrum, spent Sunday in town with friends.

Mrs. Emma Delozier and Miss Eva Bryne, of Altoona, were visitors in town Sunday.

Mrs. and Mrs. Louis Schroth and son, of Osceola, visited relatives in town several days this week.

Mrs. Frank Willebrand, of Donora, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gallitzin A. Christy.

John W. Blake, “The Pennsylvania Blacksmith,” candidate for Republican nomination for Congress, was in town Tuesday.

Charles Quinn, proprietor of the Keystone Hotel, went to DuBois Thursday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. McAlister.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller and daughter Sarah, and Roy Reeder, of Tyrone, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. McMahon Sunday.

Mrs. and Mrs. M. J. McMahon left Thursday for Houtzdale to attend the commencement exercises of the graduation class. Miss Grace McMahon, Mr. McMahon's sister is valedictorian of the class.

Wilmore Commencement

The commencement exercises of the Wilmore High School were held last night in the Methodist Church at that place. The class of 1910 had two-members, Miss Thecla Catherine Belter and Miss Lora Estella Sherbine. Both young ladies acquitted themselves remarkably well. County Superintendent H. T. Jones presented the diplomas after a short talk and Charles Cavart Ellis, A. M. Ph. D. of Huntingdon, lectured on “The Biggest Word in the Dictionary.” Music was furnished by Meagher's orchestra of this place.

Farewell Party

About fifty of the most intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Houser, from this place and Cresson called at the Houser home on Craig street, Saturday evening and held a farewell party. All report a very enjoyable time the evening being spent in music and conversation. At eleven o'clock luncheon was served. Every person expressed their regret at losing the Housers who were such good friends and neighbors but extended their best wishes for success in their new home.

For Sale

A nine room house on Hemlock street. Hot water heat, electric light, water in house, also a never failing well. Inquire of Mrs. W. S. Stoner.

Friday, 13 May 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


Amos Suter is nursing a sore hand.

Well the cigars are on John Fitzpatrick. It's a daughter this time.

They are calling Mike Moyers “papa,” a little girl came to his home Wednesday evening.


Charles Bloom, of Johnstown, was a business visitor in town Saturday.

Charles Huey, of Ebensburg, spent Sunday in town with his parents.

Mark Bradley spent Sunday with relatives in Ebensburg.

Misses Doun Flick and May Buck, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town Sunday.

Mrs. James Watts, of Conemaugh, visited relatives in town Saturday.

A. N. Pershing, of Greensburg, was a business visitor in town Wednesday.

William Smith jr., of Ebensburg was in town this week.

Mrs. M. Heitchue and daughter Esther, visited with relatives at Ebensburg.

Mrs. H.R. Greist, of Mt. Union, visited friends in town this week.

Miss Margaret Lynam, Altoona is the guest of relatives in town.

Miss Maude O'Hara, of Munster, spent Thursday in town.

Miss Mae McGough, of Lilly, visited relatives in town Saturday.

Mrs. F. J. Bailey, of South Fork, was the guest of friends in town this week.

Miss Maggie Quinn has returned from a week's visit to Johnstown friends.

John Bracken, of Carnegie, is the guest of relatives in town.

Joseph Ginter and Mark Adams, of Cresson, was the guest of friends in town this week.

Ernest Rogers and John Walz, of Johnstown, visited friends in town this week.

Gallitzin Kelly, of San Francisco, Cal., Is the guest of relatives in town.

Mrs. Joseph Sharabaugh and daughter Lillian, have returned from a visit to friends at Patton and Carrolltown.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simmons left last week for Huwk Run, Clearfield co. where they will make their home in the future.

Attorney W. A. McGuire, of Ebensburg, was in town Saturday on business.

Miss Josie Halton, of Altoona, spent a couple of days this week in town with relatives.

William Lingenfelter, of South Fork, was calling on relatives in town Tuesday.

James Settlemyer, of Derry, called on friends in town Tuesday.

Mrs. H. W. Schwing, of Johnstown, was the guest of friends in town this week.

For Sale

Two lots on Jefferson street 50X60, having thereon a two and one-half story house and out buildings. Opposite Douglass' livery stable. Property of Elizabeth Lamar.

Gallitzin People to Wed

A marriage license has been issued at Ebensburg to George R. MacIntosh, of Gallitzin, and Miss Ellen M. Booterbaugh, of Ashville, and at Hollidaysburg a license has been given to Albert R. Gwynne, of South Altoona, and Miss Colleta Seymour, of Gallitzin.

Received Ring from Fellow Workmen

George W. Houser who recently resigned his position with the Gallitzin Electric Light Company, the other day received a handsome gold ring from his former associates who whished to show the high esteem in when he was held. Mr. Houser moved his family and household goods to Altoona Wednesday.

Friday, 20 May 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


FATHER CASHMAN – The Rev. Father Denis Cashman, pastor of St. Columba's Catholic church in Johnstown, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the West End Hospital, Pittsburg, Saturday morning, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the Pittsburg institution .

The deceased was a native of Ireland and was aged about 42 years. He studied for the priesthood in Dublin and was ordained there. Following his ordination he came to America and for the first two years served as an assistant to the Rev. Father Thomas Devlin at the Holy Cross Catholic church in Pittsburg. From there he was transferred to Bedford, Pa., where he was made pastor of the congregation. He remained there with this charge until January, two years ago, when he was transferred to Johnstown to succeed the late Rev. John C. Farren as pastor of Saint Columba's congregation.

The parents of the Rev. Father Cashman passed away in Ireland. One brother, Dr. Thomas F. Cashman of Washington, Pa, who assisted in the operation, was at his bedside when he passed away. Another brother resides in Ireland. Miss Margaret Cashman, a sister, lives in California. She was notified of his critical condition a few days ago and is now her way east.

Two other sisters are members of the Order of Mercy and are laboring in the old country.

The remains were brought to Johnstown Wednesday. The funeral was held this morning. A solemn high mass of requiem, was said with Bishop E. A. Garvey of Altoona as the celebrant, the Rev. Father J. J. Deasy of Gallitzin as deacon, the Rev. Father Thomas Ryan of Lilly as subdeacon, the Rev. Father Bohan of Moxham and the Rev. Father Eagan of Portage as assistants to the bishop, the Ref. Father Bernard Conley of St. Columba's as master of ceremonies and the Rev. Father Fox of Conemaugh as assistant master of ceremonies. Following the mass the remains were taken on the noon train to Pittsburg for interment in Calvary cemetery.

SONAFELD – Frank Sonafeld, a former resident of Gallitzin, died at the home of his son in Johnstown. The deceased who was aged 73 years, 8 month and 11 days, was a native of Germany and served in the French and Prussian wars, in which he earned a medal of honor. Many years ago he came to this country and located at this place, where he resided until eight years ago, when his wife died. Since then he has resided with his children. The following children survive: Theophilun, of Johnstown; Mary, wife of Alexander Pilainsol, of the place; Elizabeth, wife of G. A. Gilmore of Pittsburg; and Catherine, wife of G. Sckrabut of Morrellville.

The remains were brought to this place, Tuesday morning and interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

MINER – Thomas H. Miner died Thursday at his home in Lilly in his eightieth year, from disease incident to old age. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church and interment was made in Lillydale cemetery.

The deceased was born in Perry County, O., March 24, 1831. He resided in Lilly about eight years. He is survived by his wife three sons and one daughter: Fred of Cresson, William of Altoona and Charley of Mount Morris, N.Y. and Mrs. John Lytle of Lilly. He was an old soldier, having served in company H Nintieth regiment, Ohio volunteers.

BUCK – Mary Pauline, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Buck, died at the home of her parents on Devlin street, Thursday afternoon, May 12, at 5:35 o'clock after an illness of eight days of pneumonia. She was aged four months and ten days. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock interment being made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

HAINLEY – William D. Hainley, a Baker's Mines youth who was badly crushed and whose spine was fractured when he was caught between a car; and the side of a mine two months ago, died at his home in Coupon Saturday night. The lad was 17 years of age and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hainley of Coupon.


M. Schultz has secured the contract for erection of the new Keystone Hotel.

George S. Miller has moved his family and household goods to Sandy Ridge, Clearfield county.

A sale of lots belonging to he Bengele Estate was conducted Tuesday, and choice building lots were sold from $20 up.

George Casey left today for Pleasantville, N.Y. where he has accepted a position with the Rinheart Coleman & Company construction company.

Al J. Fitzpatrick has been re-elected Secretary of the Brewers' and Wholesale Liquor Dealors' Association of Cambria Co. This will be his fourth consecutive term. They seem to appreciate Al's ability.

While playing near the Edleblute building Monday afternoon, August Wahl, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wahl, of Portage street, found four new shoes among some beer kegs. The shoes were for the same foot and tied together.


M. J. Bracken spent Thursday at Johnstown.

Miss Rosa Carroll, of South Fork, spent Tuesday in town.

Miss Millie Yeckley, of Dubois visited friends in town Tuesday.

William Nicholson, of West Virginia, was a visitor in town Sunday.

Miss Alma McGuire, of Coupon, visited friends in town this week.

Thomas Stewart, of Hollidaysburg, called on friends in town Sunday.

Thomas Hott, of Ebensburg, spent Sunday with is sister, Mrs. A. V. Buck.

Mrs. and Mrs. L. D. Riddles, of Cresson, visited relatives in town Sunday.

David McDermitt, of Hollidaysburg, spent Sunday in town with relatives.

Ed Nicholson, of Kimball, West Virginia, called on friends in town Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Shettig, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town this week.

Mrs. J. A. Noel and Mrs. T. Hoover, of Ebensburg, spent Monday in town with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bracken, of Johnstown, were guests of relatives in town Sunday.

Mrs. Mark Voyce and daugthter, Miss Margaret, of South Fork, spent some time in town this week.

Misses Anna Brogan, of Philadelphia, and May Brogan, of Altoona, spent Wednesday with D. A. Vaught and family.

B. R. Lloyd, George Cosgrove, John Cosgrove and Miss Kathryn Cosgrove, of Hastings, motored to Gallitzin, Sunday.

Miss Harriet M. Hafer, of St. Thomas, Franklin County, Pa, sister of Rev. D. S. Hafer, is spending some time at the latter's home.

Ed Johnson is the delegate from the local lodge at the I.O.O.F. convention at Williamsport this week. Mrs. T. D. Dingwall is representing the Rebekah Lodge.

Misses Stella Anstead and Ethel Donoughe left Wednesday for Pittsburg where they will take the stenographic course in Park Institute.

Rev. Father J. J. Deasy spent several days last week at the bedside of his friend, Rev. Father Cashman, of Johnstown, who died Tuesday evening at the East End Hospital, Pittsburg.

Rev. Father Brylski, pastor of St. Mary's church at this place, left last week for Europe where he will spend a few months visiting relatives and friends. He was accompanied by four of his altar boys.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fitzpatrick were attending the celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mrs. Fitzpatrick's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Heisel. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Fitzpatrick's sister, Miss Lillian Heisel.

Struck by Freight

While Charles Walker was on his way to work at AC tower Allegrippus, at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning of last week, he failed to hear extra freight train No. 989, westbound, and was struck and hurled into the air.

Mr. Walker was able to get up and walk into the office. He was taken to his home, just west of Kittanning Point on an empty engine.

Dr. MacDonald, of Gallitzin, was called to examine Walker, and found him to be badly bruised about the hips and limbs.

Mr. Walker has been employed as general repair man in the signal department of the Pennsylvania Railroad for a number of years at AC tower.

Friday, 27 May 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


KEARNS – George Kearns, aged 84 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Risbin, of Lilly. He was a native of Germany and came to Washington township, this county, when aged 12, spending the rest of his life there as a farmer. The surviving children are Mrs. Thomas W. Hagans of Gallitzin, Thomas A. Kearns of Cresson, Mrs. Peter Risbin of Lilly and Joseph M. Kearns of Gallitzin. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Bridget's Catholic church, with interment in St. Bridget's cemetery.

GARRNETT – Mrs. Annie Garrnett, past sixty years old, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home at Munster. Mrs. Garrnett had suffered two strokes of paralysis and was entirely helpless. She could not move any part of body for almost two years. Her husband is dead, but several children survive.

LEONARD – The six-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Leonard, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning of pneumonia. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon interment being made in St. Patrick's cemetery.

CATULLO – Clorindo, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Catullo, died Monday evening at 5 o'clock of pneumonia. Interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

STEVENS – Jacob Stevens, seventy-five years old died at his home near Loretto, about 1:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Stevens' death was due to paralysis. He is survived by several children.


Mr. Joseph Crist, of Scalp Level, made a brief visit on last Saturday at the home of Rev. D. S. Hafer.

Harvey Rutledge and cousin, Miss Floranelle Stern, of Johnstown, spent Sunday with the former's parents at this place.

Miss Irene Hancuff is spending some time with relatives in Pittsburg.

Mrs. Leo Mendleman, of Starford, visited relatives and friends in town this week.

Mrs. A. Loftus and daughter, Miss Grace, of Cresson, spent Friday with M. Brannan and family, of Church street.

Misses Bessie and Isabella Atkinson, of Dianto are spending a few days in town with friends.

David Davis called on Lilly friends Saturday.

Michael Wilson, of Ehrenfeld, was the guest of relatives here Sunday.

Miss Esther Spiegelhalter spent a couple of days this week with her sister Mrs. Lewis Schroth, of Osceola.

Miss Annie Maher and William Toole, of Portage, visited friends in town Sunday.

Miss Mayme Kinney, of South Fork, spent Monday in town.

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McMahon have returned from a visit to relatives in Houtzdale.

Mrs. M. Voyce and daughter Margaret, of South Fork, spent some time in town last week.

C. P. Betz and Isadora Schrift were visitors in Summerhill Sunday.

Miss Mary Brickner has returned from Pittsburg where she has been visiting for several weeks.

Murray Ward, of Altoona, spent Sunday in town with friends.

Herman Lifshiz, of Nanty-glo, called on friends in town Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Heitchue and daughter Esther, were guests of Ebensburg relatives Sunday.

Miss Emma Hartman, of Altoona, spent a couple of days in town this week with relatives.

FranK Bosworth, of Apollo, is the guest of his brother, W. W. Bosworth, this week.

Will Visit Europe

Luke Maxwell, of this place, will sail from New York next Tuesday for Europe, where he will spend a couple of months with relatives.

Program for Memorial Day Completed

Arrangements for Memorial Day have been completed. The Sons of Veterans will go to Bennington on the early train and decorate the soldiers graves at that place and will return at 8:30. The parade will form at Burkhart's Hall and headed by the J. L. Mitchell band will visit the cemeteries. The route of the parade was published last week. Post Commander D. A. McCloskey will be Marshall. Prof. R. H. Biter and W. A. McGuire, Esq., will deliver addresses at St. Patrick's cemetery and at the Union cemetery addresses will be made by Revs. D. S. Hafer and M. R. Hackman.

The marchers will then go to the old school building where dinner will be served by the Woman's Relief Corps.

In the afternoon a committee will go to decorate the graves at Loretto and at Gallagher cemetery between here and Chest Springs.

The following Veterans are buried at this place:

St. Patrick's – Capt. David Mills, Lieut. S. A. Crist, Culestine McKibbon, Alexander Wills, Henry Johnson, James McGuire, George Bertram, Edward Patton, Dennis Cronan, Patrick Godfrey, J. M. Christy, Michael McMorris, C. K. McCloskey, Joseph Eckenrod, Robert Campbell, Daniel Delozier, Patrick Smith, Lieut. G. W. Cruse, Michael Kelly, Patrick Carey, James McKinney, Francis Cronauer, Stephen Durbin, Patrick A. Burns, James Bendon, Thomas A. Howell, Patrick Burns, John Kelley, Michael Franey, Samuel Huey, William Howell, Samuel Hartman, Robert Donoughe, John G. McCloskey, Theodore Benden, Thomas Lloyd, and Crawford.

Union – Abraham Sherra, Robert Cocheran, Josie Lingenfelter, Josua Williamson, Thomas Landers, George Brown, John Wilt.

Gospel, Bennington – James Call, John Mills, John Maher, Isaac Slusser, Benjamine Asking, John Davenport, I. W. Wilt.

The members of Sergeant Thomas McCloskey Post No. 314 Grand Army of the Republic, Woman's Relief Corp No. 96 and Capt. David Mills Camp No. 293 Sons of Veterans, will attend services at St. Patrick's Church Sunday morning at 10:30. They will meet at their hall at 9:30 and all members are requested to be present.

Friday, 3 Jun 1910
Submitted by Mary Bayliss


KUNSMAN – Velda Ruth little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Kunsman of Gallitzin died Tuesday evening at 11:30 o'clock. She was aged eleven days. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Clara, Earl, Arline, Robert, Gertrude, Iona and Leora all at home. Funeral services were held at the house on Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in Union Cemetery.

WILLIAMS – Mrs. Mary Alice Williams, aged fifty a well-known resident of Cresson, died at her home Monday night, of heart trouble. Mrs. Williams whose maiden name was Parrish, was born in Munster township and was twice married. The surviving children all by the first husband, are Mary, Lizzie and Charles Murray of Cresson, and Edward Murray, of Ohio.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Francis Xaviers' Catholic Church, after which the remains were taken to Ebensburg for interment in the Catholic cemetery.


Mrs. Joseph Durbin was shopping in Johnstown Saturday and when coming home over looked one of her packages, leaving it in the depot at that place. She has been unable to locate it.

Announcement was made at St. Patrick's Church Sunday of the approaching weddings of Albert J. McCloskey and Miss Gussie Vaught, and David Geus and Miss Martina Correll, all of this place.

Miss Fannie Sanker, Frank Ashcroft and O. P. Betz resigned their positions at the Tunnel supply store this week. Miss Sanker was the bookkeeper, Mr. Ashcroft a salesman and Mr. Betz the butcher.


James Smith, of Johnstown, was in town Sunday with his new auto.

Mrs. John Whalen, of Latrobe, is the guest of friends here this week.

Miss Alice Bryne visited relatives in Johnstown several days this week.

Miss Mildred Flick, of Ebensburg, visited relatives in town this week.

Miss Mary Anstead, of New Kensington, visited her parents in town Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Beck and children of Altoona, visited relatives in town Monday.

Miss Eva Byrne, of Altoona, spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. M. Bradley of North Main street.

Misses Lou Know and Evelyn Nisbet, of Pittsburg, spent some time this week with Mrs. A. J. Fitzpatrick.

Mrs. Margaret Brannan, of Pittsburg, and B. R. Lloyd, of Hastings, spent Sunday with their mother Mrs. Thomas Lloyd.

Misses Ella and Gertie Wolfe and Beatrice Nichols, of Altoona, spent Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nicholson.

Mrs. and Mrs. E. Nelson and son Oliver, left Sunday in their touring car for Sturges, Kentucky, where they will spend several weeks with relatives.

Ashville People in Auto Accident

A joyful celebration of the thirtieth birthday anniversary of Luke Plunkett of Ashville, ended abruptly and terribly near Ebensburg about 11 o'clock Friday night, when an auto, purchased by Luke Plunkett and his brother George only a few weeks ago, collided with two telephone poles and turned turtle, injuring the six occupants, one so badly that his death occurred within an hour.

Dead – George Cogan, of Ashville.

Injured – Luke Plunkett, George Plunkett, John Elder, Allan Chirdon and Harry Johnson, all of Ashville.

One mile west of Ebensburg the autoists suddenly and unexpectedly saw a short distance ahead of them in the glare of the headlights a horse and buggy, which was at that time on the wrong side of the road. The two vehicles met on a steep grade and a double curve. Mr. Plunkett avoided the horse and buggy, but in doing so hit the telephone poles.

George Cogan was married to Miss Grace Litzinger, daughter of Landlord Robert Litzinger, of Ashville. He was aged 24, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cogan, of Center county, and was employed as motorman in the mines at Amsbry. Besides his wife he is survived by two children Maria, aged 3 years, and Helen, aged four months. He was a member of the Red Men. His remains were taken to his home at Ashville. The funeral was held Tuesday morning. His remains were taken to Port Matilda, Center County for interment.

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