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6 May 1926
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


MARSTELLAR, May 6. -- Mrs. Mary Ellen Hill, aged 77 years, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Good. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Strongstown. Burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of Undertakers McMillen & Killen, of Barnesboro.


WINDBER, May 6. -- Funeral services for the late James Spencer, aged 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Spencer, of Mine No. 30, whose death occurred yesterday morning at the Somerset County Hospital, following an illness of nearly 11 years, will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Church of Holy Child. A solemn high mass of requient will be celebrated by the Rev. Morgan McDermott, rector. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Undertaker W. J. Baer will have charge of the funeral.


MEYERSDALE, May 6. -- Mrs. Agnes Deal, aged 75 years, widow of Herman Deal, died at her ome here on Tuesday. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Her husband expired about a month ago. Mrs. Deal is survived by an adopted son, Bowman Relfsnyder, of North Carolina.

Undertaker J. I. tressler prepared the body for burial and funeral services will be held at the late residence at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A. W. Truxal, of Somerset. Interment will be in the White Oak Cemetery.


WINDBER, May 6. -- Mary Catherine, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip S. Gore, died of pneumonia at the parental home here at 6 o'clock last evening. Her parents, one brother, and two sisters survive.

Funeral services will be held at the late residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, conducted by the Rev. D. W. Willard, pastor of the local United Brethren Church. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery. Undertaker Eben H. Watts will have charge of the funeral.


Mrs. Mary Banks, mother of Miss Jane C. Banks, General Secretary of the local Y.W.C.A., died at her home, 424 Napoleon stret [sic], Kernville, last night, aged 77 years. She became suddenly ill of pneumonia on last Friday. Mrs. Banks' husband, James Banks, was a well known resident of Lewistown, PA., where he passed away about 40 years ago. Mrs. Banks was a daughter of William R. and Jane (Chestnutt) Graham, deceased, and was born on October 21, 1849. Mrs. Banks came to this city in the fall of 1923 from Lewistown and had since been a worshiper at the First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, referred to above, and a son, William B. Banks, of Detroit, Mich., who arrived in Johnstown, this morning. The body will be taken to Lewistown tomorrow morning for interment in the family plot there.


Tuesday, 16 Nov 1926
page 17, column 6
Contributed by Gordon Grening


SOUTH FORK, Nov. 16. –- Funeral services for John Gillman, aged 70 years, a well-known farmer of Adams Township, who died of a complication of diseases at his home yesterday, will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in the Mt. Hope Evangelical Church, in charge of the Rev. Mr. Hall. Interment will be in the church cemetery. George Bros., local undertakers have prepared the body for burial.

Mr. Gillman is survived by his widow and two children. Samuel C. Gillman and Mrs. Cora V. Burnheimer, both of South Fork. He also leaves these brothers and sisters: William, of Salina, Kan.; Harry, of Johnstown; Peter, of South Fork; George Gillman, Mrs. P. R. Ream, Mrs. Samuel Fyock and Mrs. Emanuel Shartz, all of Johnstown. Thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.


Funeral services for Jonathan Eckels, aged 58 years, who passed away yesterday at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. W. Bush, of Bowserdale, will take place Thursday afternoon from the Bowserdale Evangelical Church, where the pastor, the Rev. M. V. Kelly, will be in charge. Interment will be in Benshoff’s Cemetery. The deceased was a son of John C. and Mary (Shuman) Eckels, and was born in West Taylor Township in October, 1868. His father passed away in 1921 and his mother in 1922. Jonathan Eckels was a brother of Delilah, wife of George W. Bush; Mrs. Rachael Rager, Mrs. Rebecca Davis, and Mrs. Laura Mitchell, all of West Taylor Township. Mr. Eckels’ death was due to pneumonia.

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