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Monday, 24 Jan 1927
Pg. 17
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

MRS. W. E. WOY, of Moorfield, W. Va., after a stay of three weeks in Oakhurst with Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Woy and family, left yesterday for home.

MISS FRANCES McGAHAN, student at Indiana Normal School, spend the week-end at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. McGahan, of 132 Clarion street, Westmont.

AMOS J. HOPKINS, of Bellevernon, who had been in Morrellville during the last week with his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Edwards, of Fairfield avenue, left this morning for home.

MISS ELIZABETH STAMMELY has returned to Lock Haven and John Stammely to Canisius College, Buffalo, to resume their studies, after attending the funeral of their uncle, the late Edward M. Lysett.

MRS. FRANKLIN P. BARNHART, of the Eighth Ward, who had been in New York City for a week or so, is in Hazleton, Pa., on a few days' stay with her parents before returning to Johnstown tomorrow or Wednesday.

MRS. P. L. CARPENTER, of Quarry Ledge, and Miss Anna Jean Swank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Swank, of Diamond boulevard, Southmont, returned last evening from their stay on a week or so in New York City.

EDSON WISSINGER, a senior at the University of Pittsburg, has returned to his studies in business administration following his recovery from an illness of 10 days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Earl Wissinger, of 1006 Jacoby street.

MISS ELIZA HANLEY, a senior at the Indiana State Normal School, who had been ill of diphtheria for the last fortnight or so, is slowly improving at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Nolte, of 309 Cedar street, Seventh Ward.

DR. AND MRS. OLIN G. A. BARKER, of Westmont, sailed from New York Harbor on Saturday evening on a Mediterranean cruise to Eghpt and Palenstine, The Homeric, on which they are passengers, was booked to said at noon Saturday, but it did not get away from the harbor until evening on account of fog.

MRS. MARY ELLEN WOODS, of Chicago, arrived in the city last evening on a visit to her brother, William Davis, on Hickory street, Seventh Ward. Mrs. Woods formerly resided in this city, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David H. Davis, who resided at Vine and Walnut streets, First Ward, many years before the Flood of May, 1889.



EBENSBURG, Jan. 24 -- John Moore, aged 52 years, formerly of Conemaugh street, Johnstown, who was admitted to the County Home of Tuesday of last week, died at the institution here at 10:20 o'clock yesterday morning. Death was due to heart trouble and dropsy. The deceased has a brother living in Baltimore, Md.

The body will be interred in the county cemetery.


Paul Allison, age two years, died of scarlet fever last evening at the home of his parents, Lesley and Gladys Allison on Bedford street, Dale. He was born at Alum Bank, Bedford County, July 31, 1924. In addition to the parents, a sister Vieva Ruth Allison survives. Both grandmothers also survive -- Mrs. Victoria Corle and Mrs. Ellen Allison, of Bedford County.

Private funeral services were conducted this morning in charge of the Rev. Boyd E. Coleman, pastor of the Dale Evangelical Church. The body was taken overland to New Paris for burial in the Reformed Church cemetery.


Miss Virginia Elizabeth Carbaugh, whose health had been impaired for a long time, died yesterday morning at her home, Lincoln and Llewellyn streets, first Ward, aged about 50 years. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Doyle) Carbaugh. Miss Carbaugh is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Margaret Price and William Carbaugh, Bedford; Mary, wife of Levi Garland, 604 Grove avenue, and Edward Carbaugh, Berkley road.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning in St. John Gualbert's Catholic Church, where a mass of requiem will be said by the parish priests. Interment will be in St. Thomas' Cemetery at Bedford.


Mrs. Anna Parick, wife of Jacob Patrick, of 142 Figg street, Woodvale, died at her home Saturday of a complication of diseases at the age of 48 years. The Patrick family came to this city about 36 years ago. The decased is survived by her husband, a sister in Europe, and the following children: Stephen Patrick, of 609 Iron street, Mrs. Mary Zemen, of 246 Maple avenue, and Anna and John Patrick, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in SS Peter and paul's Catholic Church, Maple avenue, a solemn mass of requiem to be celebrated by the pastor, the Rev. Father Joseph A. Novak, assisted by the Rev. Father Alban Gormley and Anthony Choby. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be prepared for burial by Undertaker Frank Pentrack.


Mrs. Mary E. James Is Victim
of Uremic Poisoning;
Funeral Tomorrow

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth James, widow of B. Franklin James, former Ebensburg druggist, died at her home on Highland avenue at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Death was due to uremic poisoning. She was found prostrate on the floor of an upstairs room by one of her children at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. It is believed that she was stricken about 1 o'clock in the morning as she was preparing for bed after returning from an evening spent at a neighbor's home. She was unconscious when found and never rallied.

Funeral services will be held at the late residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, in charge of the Rev. John R. Thomas, pastor of the First Congregational Church. Burial will be in lloyd Cemetery. Undertaker Jeff Evans will have charge of the funeral.

Mrs. James was born in Ebensburg on November 10, 1877, and was married June 17, 1903. Her husband died November 12, 1921. Her father, Col. S. W. Davis, died June 1_, 1905. Besides two children, Mary Caroline, aged nine years and Benjamin James, jr., aged six years, Mrs. James is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sarah J. (Evans) Davis and the following brothers and sisters: L. June, Cleveland; Ralph H., and Willis E., Johnstown; Dr. Park M., Juniata, and Nan M. and Reginald S., at home. Two brother, Emory H. and Elmer C. Davis, preceded her to the grave.

Mrs. James was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. James was a daughter-in-law of the Hon. Edmund james, a member of the State Legislature and well-known Civil War veteran.


2 Feb 1927
Submitted by Sue Smith


Robert Tierney Charged With Manslaughter
As Result of Fatality Near Cresson

Altoona, Feb. 1. -- Robert Tierney, of 1809 Sixth avenue, was arrested last night by Constable Harry M. Gill on a charge of manslaughter, in connection with the death of Fidelis Sarvis, in an automobile accident on the Cresson road between Cresson and Duncansville, early yesterday.

Margaret McCabe, 18, of 1433 Washington avenue, was injured and is battling against death in Mercy Hospital.

Tierney was released upon payment of $2,500 security for a hearing in the office of Alderman Robert C. Conrad February 8. The arrest was made upon an order issued from the office of Marion D. Patterson, District Attorney.

Tierney was slightly injured and Miss Pearl Carner, a fourth member of the party, suffered a laceration of the head, sprains of her neck and her left hip.

The mishap occurred as the party was returning to Altoona after driving about Cresson for some time. Miss McCabe was said to have been the driver at the time of the crash, but Tierney was sitting in the driver's deat and was operating the brakes and gears, according to the story reaching here yesterday. Sarvis was said to be sitting on Miss Carner's lap.


Former Bolivar Man Listed on Honor Roll of Railroad Company

Alexander M. Berkebile, well-known Conemaugh resident, and John McDonald, of Wilkinsburg, a native of Bolivar, have been pensioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad, their names being placed on the company's honor roll today. The following sketches of their lives were contained in the current issue of the "Pennsylvania News."


Alexander M. Berkebile, signal maintainer, working out of Conemaugh, whose name is today placed on the Pennsylvania Railroad Honor Roll, was born at Dry Ridge, Bedford County, Pa., December 24, 186_, the son of Alexander Berkebile, lumberman. When young Alex was about three years old the family moved to Berlin, Pa., where he attended public school.

Mr. Berkebile entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad as car inspector at Conemaugh in 1884, was transferred to the signal department in 1896 and has worked in different capacities in that department, but was a maintainer on the signal gang at Conemaugh at the time of his retirement.

He leaves with an entirely clean discipline record and with the best wishes of his fellow employees with whom he came in contact.

Mr. Berkebile was married on June 24, 1882, to Emma J. Humphreys of Conemaugh, daughter of David Humphreys, an engineman of the Pennsylvania Railroad. [remainder cut off]


Monday, 9 May 1927
Contributed by Kelly Kendig



HOLSOPPLE, May 9,--Miss Nell Osman and Harold Fish, both of this place, were married at 12 o'clock noon Saturday in Somerset, by the Rev. George E. Roth, pastor of the Somerset Reformed Church.

The newlyweds will reside here, where the bridegroom is employed by the Victor Coal Company. The bride until recently was manager of the Maple Ridge Coal Company store.


Miss Alma Jones, of Youngstown, O., formerly of this city, and Julius Rymer, formerly of Ashville, N.C., were united in marriage at the first Presbyterian Church, Youngtown, by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Hudente on April 30.

The couple are now on a trip eastward where they plan to stop at Pittsburg, Washington, D.C., and Ashville, N.C. Upon their return trip they will stop off in Johnstown to visit Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Relser, of McMillen street, and Mrs. Rymer's brothers, D. E., T. W. and Dalvin T. Jones, of this city. The bride is a daughter of the late John E. Jones,.....[the rest is not on my page]


Daniel Thomas, Minersville, in Critical Condition at Memorial Hospital


Daniel Thomas, aged 34, of 127 Connelly avenue, Minersville, is in a critical condition at the Memorial Hospital with a fracture of the skull and other injuries, received Saturday night, when an automobile he was driving crashed into a pole along the William Penn Highway about eight miles east of Blairsville.

Thomas was removed to the hospital in an ambulance from Blairsville, driven by J. F. Ferguson. Atwill Thomas, a brother of Daniel, who was in the automobile at the time of the crash, received slight cuts about the face.

While the ambulance was on its way through the city, Atwill is alleged to have become involved in an argument with the driver, wanting him to take the injured man to the office of Dr. Moses Clayborne, Bedford street, but the driver felt that on account of his condition the patient should be taken to the hospital, and it is claimed Atwill grabbed the steering wheel and almost caused the driver to run into a telephone pole.

The driver stopped in the Eighth Ward and had an officer arrest Atwill, a charge of disorderly conduct and suspicion being placed against him by Officer Platt. He was intoxicated, it is claimed, and in a hearing before Mayor Louis Franke was fined $50 and costs.

Daniel Thomas was unconscious when admitted to the hospital shortly after 10 o'clock Saturday night, the report states, but is now in a semi-conscious state. He lost control of the car, it is claimed, causing the accident.


Monday Evening, 20 Jun 1927
page 13, column 4
Contributed by Gordon Grening


PORTAGE, June 20. – Mrs. Margaret (Kline) Keutzberger [sic], aged 72 years, wife of Jacob Kreutzberger, sr., residing at the German settlement two miles south of here, died at her home at 11:10 o’clock last night. Death was caused by pneumonia, following a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered six weeks ago.

The deceased was born in Germany on October 24, 1855. She came to the United States in 1881. She is survived by her husband and these children: Mrs. Sophia Pfeilsticker; Emma, wife of Dr. J. J. Severein; Margaret, wife of James Ashurst, Matilda, wife of E. R. Burkett, and Jacob, jr., Fred, Bruno and Albert Kreutzberger, all of Portage; Lena, wife of Ralph Gill, of Dayton, O., and Lewis Kreutzberger, at home. Forty grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother, latter in Germany, also survive.

Funeral services will be held in the local Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. G. I. Uhler, pastor. Interment will be in the Prospect Cemetery. Undertake A. L. Tickerhoff has prepared the body for burial.


20 Oct 1927
Submitted by Sue Smith


Flood City Temple Will Hold Annual Dance
At Lodge Hall Next Wednesday

Flood City Temple, No. 36, Pythian Sisters, will holdits annual Hallowe'en party and dance at the Pythian Temple on Wednesday evening, October 26, starting at 9 o'clock.

The regular Temple meeting will be held in the afternoon on account of the party in the evening.

The committee in charge of the party is as follows: Esther Koontz, Violet Ober, Mabel Kirkland and Catherine Stearn. The refreshments will be in charge of Fannie Meyers, Sarah Woods, Catherine Imler, Nora Custer, Bertha Polster and Bertha Barnitz.

Two prizes will be awarded: one to the person wearing the best costume, the other to the person wearing the most comic costume.

All Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, their familities and friends have been invited to come to the party.


Dr. Walter P. Bader, who has been indoors for the last fortnight or so, is slowly improving at his residence, 309 Morrell place, First Ward. He expects to be about again within the next few days.


Monday, 31 Oct 1927
Pg. 13
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Mrs. Ruth Stevenson, 23, Labrobe,
Loses Life When Auto Hits Train.

BEDFORD, Oct. 31 -- Mrs. Ruth Stevenson, aged 23, of Latrobe, was instantly killed and her mother and sister, Mrs. A. D. Flickinger and Rachel Flickinger, aged 13, also of Latrobe, were severely injured about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon when an automobile in which they were riding and driven by William J. Stevenson, husband of the dead woman, crashed into a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train at the Kinton bridge crossing seven miles south of here.

Mr. Stevenson, who escaped injury, declared he did not see the train approaching because of a high embankment near the railroad crossing. he saw his danger too late, he said, and swerved his machine along the tracks, the speeding train side-swipping the automobile and hurling it several hundred feet.

The body of Mrs. Stevenson was turned over to Undertaker Mervine and has been removed to Latrobe. Mrs. Flickinger and her daughter were brought to the Timmins Hospital, both suffering from severe lacerations and shock. Mr. Stevenson is suffering somewhat from the shock.

The party was en route from Latrobe to visit relatives at Hyndman at the time of the accident.

Mrs. Stevenson is survived by her husband. She was an active member of the Reformed Church at Latrobe.


Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary O'Donnell, of 212 Peelor street, who died at her home on Friday, were conducted at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church this morning when a mass of requiem was celebrated by the rector, the Rev. Father Richard J. Mullane. Interment took place in St. John's Cemetery, Geistown.

Vincent O'Donnell, James O'Donnell, Edward Holtzman, James Dolan, Edward Reynolds and George Reynolds served as pallbears. The out-of-town people at the funeral included Patrick O'Donnell, Miss Sadie O'Donnell, Mrs. Anna Stein, Mrs. Ad Pitcairn and Francis Stein, all of Pittsburg.


Miss Rose Murray, aged 65 years, of 1152 Church street, died at her home last evening. The deceased was the daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Quinn) Murray. Sher is survived by her sister, Bridget, with whom she was living, and these nieces and nephews: T. P. Murray, of McKinley avenue; Emmett Murray, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Mae Garrity, of Bethlehem, and Miss Catherine Murray, Vine and Bedford streets.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. John Gualbert's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning with interment in the church cemetery, Geistown.


WINDBER, Oct. 31. -- Roberta Pauline Wendell, nine-year-old daughter of H. C. and Ellen Wendell, of 710 Thomas avenue, died of pneumonia at the parental home at 9:05 o'clock Saturday night.

The deceased is survived by her parents, one brother, Charles Jason, and one sister, Helen Mae, both at home. She was a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wendell, of New Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Mason, of Toledo, O.

Funeral services will be held at the Wendell home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Charles Baumgardner, pastor of the local Evangelical Church. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery. Undertaker G. C. Meek has prepared the body for funeral.


Saturday, 17 Dec 1927
page 13, column 5
Contributed by Gordon Grening


Born at Gallitzin and Formerly Practiced at Dunlo; Relatives Living Here

Word was received here by telephone early this morning of the sudden death of Dr. Samuel M. Lingenfelter, aged about 50 years, a native of Gallitzin and formerly a practicing physician at Dunlo; who died at 1 a.m. at his home in Lancaster. Death was attributed to heart failure.

Dr. Lingenfelter had practiced at Dunlo about 1900. After leaving Cambria County he located in Lancaster, where he had since resided. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy (Baker) Lingenfelter, and one brother, William Lingenfelter, of Harrisburg. A sister, Mrs. George Ehrenfeld, whose husband was formerly supervisor for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Gallitzin, preceded him to the grave.

Dr. Lingenfelter was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Edward Baumer, of 108 ˝ Main street, First Ward, who received word of the physician’s demise; Mrs. John Sechler, of the Metropolitan Hotel, Ebensburg; John Baker, of the Mayer apartments, Locust street, and Samuel Baker, of the Somerset pike. The deceased also was a cousin of George Lingenfelter, of 147 Feeder street.

Funeral services for Dr. Lingenfelter likely will be held Monday at Lancaster, where burial also will take place. Mrs. Baumer will leave here today to attend the funeral.

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