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27 Jan 1927
Helen, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rosocha, of Vintondale, fell into a tub of hot water at their home, Saturday afternoon, and was so severely scaled that death resulted the same evening, after the child had been taken to a Johnstown hospital. The mother had put water in the tub preparatory to doing some scrubbing and left it to attend some other work when the child fell into it. Funeral services were held in the Creek Catholic church at Wehrum, on Monday afternoon.
Joseph Staffon, aged 46 years, 5 months, and 13 days, died at his home in Expedite at 5 o'clock Saturday morning. He was a native of Austria Hungary where he was born on August 10, 1880. A wife and four children survive. Tuberculosis was the cause of death. Funeral services were conducted in St. Charles' Catholic church, Tuesday morning, and burial was in the church's cemetery.
A marriage license was issued in Cumberland, Md., the latter part of last week to Joseph Lawrence, of Fintondale, and Veronica Regina Ley, of Conemaugh, R. F. D. No. 1. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ley, living in Jackson Township.
Clarence Rager, of Nanty-Glo, son of William Rager, underwent an operation for appendicitis at Memorial hospital in Johnstown, Tuesday forenoon. He is reported improving.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Buck, aged 39, widow of Joseph L. Buck, died on Sunday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Springer, of Nicktown. Death was due to a complication of ailments. Her husband's death occurred seven years ago. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Buck is survived by a daughter, Mildred Buck, aged 14, and the following brothers and sisters -- Joseph Springer of Altoona; Mrs. James Duman of Chest Springs; William Springer of Carrolltown; and Reuben, Al, Raymond Amandus and John Springer, all of Nicktown. The funeral services were held at nine o'clock on Wednesday morning in St. Nicholas' Catholic church and interment was made in the church cemetery.
Six hundred and ninety-six World War veterans, 69 men in the army or navy, and 287 civilians, making a total of 1,052 cases, were rendered service in 1926 by the Cambria Chapter of the American Red Cross, according to the annual report of the Home Service Department. The welfare work required 1,532 visits in all parts of the county and 726 office interviews and the writing of hundreds of letters.
The bodies of two men, identified as those of Eli Strayer, Duncansville, and Leo Rhodes of Newry, were found along the Portage Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, four miles west of Duncansville late on Friday night by the engineer of a west bound freight train. The bodies were badly mutilated and are supposed to have been struck by a passenger train. Rhoades, who was a powerful man and an epileptic, had escaped from the Blair County asylum some time ago.
Miss Mary Alice Brown and Walter Jones both of Johnstown, were united in marriage at Ebensburg on Friday of last week by James T. Young, justice of the peace.
19 May 1927
Two defendants charged with criminal offenses appeared before the court on Monday and entered pleas of guilty.
Lawrence Webb, of Johnstown, larcenty of an automobile, was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and to serve not less that 15 days nor more than three years in the county jail. In offering his pleas he said that he and his friends had not stolen the car, but drove it around town and then left it parted on a city street.
Joseph Deluna, Mexican, of Rosedale, on a charge of a serious offense against morality, was sentenced to pay the costs and undergo sixty days imprisonment in the county jail, sentence to date from the date of incarceration.
William Schmbert, brought in on an attachment on a charge of failing to support his wife and children, was remanded to jail for further investigation on his case.
A number of motions and petitions were heard on Monday.
While driving westward along the William Penn Highway to Pittsburgh two motorists about midnight Thursday encountered two barricades along the main road four mile east of Blairsville, which, it is believed were laid as a trap in an attempt at robbert. Seccessfully making their way through the barricades the motorists hurried into Blairsville and notified the police. Local and county officers accompanied the motorists back to the scene of the barricades, but no traces of the alleged traps could be found, the perpretrators evidently having removed them when their scheme failed.
GLEN FOWLER, aged 13, of Bakerton, has the distinction of securing the highest average in the eighth grade examinations in Cambria County. His average was 98 per cent and during the entire school year he was at the head of his grade in the Bakerton schools.
Raymond, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Carl, of Hastings, died in the Spangler hospital at 3:45 o'clock Saturday morning, following an operation. He was admitted to the institution on May 9th. Funeral services were held at nine o'clock Monday morning in St. Bernard's Catholic church at Hastings. Interment was in the church cemetery. The deceased is survived by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
Mrs. John F. Short, wife of the editor of the Clearfield "Republican" and Mother, of Frank Short, secretary to Mayor Kendrick of Philadelphia, died at Clearfield on Sunday evening after a long illness.
John M. Paul, aged 60, a native of Mineral Point, and a former telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad died suddenly on Wednesday of last week at New York City. For a number of years he has been a telegrapher for the Associated Press in that city. He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhart of South Fork, to whose home the body was taken, with funeral services and burial being held Friday at South Fork.
Besides his mother he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles E. of South Fork, Earl C. of Detroit, Dr. J. L. of Cresson, Mrs. J. H. Boozer of Westover, Mrs. E. W. Border of Cresson, and Mrs. August Souport of Patton.
Mrs. Louise Kitchen, aged 21 years, wife of Doris Kitchen, residing at Five Points, near Westover, died at her home at midnight Friday. Death was due to a complication of diseases. She leaves her husband and two small children. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the Five Points church, with interment in Fairview cemetery at that place.
Earl, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Letcher of Stoneington, Ill., who was taken suddenly ill on Wednesday of last week while visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Anine Gillipsie, of Spangler, died at the Spangler hospital at 6:10 o'clock Saturday morning. He was admitted to the hospital the night previous and immediately underwent an operation for appendicitis. The body was shipped to Illinois for burial.
6 Oct 1927
Mrs. Irene Ditto, wife of Peter Ditto, whose illness with peritonitis was mentioned last week, died in Memorial hospital, Wednesday, where she had been taken on Friday before. She was 33 years old and is survived by her husband and six small children. Funeral services were held in the Ukrainian Orthodox church, Friday afternoon, and burial was in the church cemetery.
A wedding of interest in Italian-American circles will take place here next Wednesday, October 12th, when Miss Lucia Saminatore of Nanty-Glo will become the bride of Dominico Manganello of Johnstown. The ceremony will take place inSt. Mary's Catholic church at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the wedding festivities which will be held in the Lincoln Road Hall.
The cleaning and pressing shop in the Nanty-Glo Tinning Co. building, which was owned by Chas. H. Miller of Indiana and conducted by Freeman Brown, was closed this week, and N. Asbel has moved his tailoring shop outfit into the room. The small store room in the LaMantia building, formerly occupied by mr. Asbel, has been rented by a Cresson firm which will open a branch store in the site.
Leo McTigue had his entire face badly scalded while working on a steam line at the Heisley coal operations, Monday morning. While the injury is a very painful one, it is not thought to be serious.
Louis Stankovich was badly injured by a fall of rock which caught him while at work in the Heisley mine shortly after noon on Monday. After being given first aid attention here he was taken to memorial hospital in the Ondriezek ambulance, where it was found that several ribs on his right side had been fractured, besides injuries to his head, back, right arm and foot. It was announced at the hospital that several X-ray pictures would be necessary to determine the extent of his injuries, Stankovich is married and is 56 years old.
Two Nanty-Glo men, Joe Thompson and Mike Sicklo, were in an auto wreck, Friday night, when they seemed to lose their bearings and steered their craft into a telephone pole along the Ebensburg Road, near the Children's Home. Sicklo sustained a scalp wound which required eight stitches to close the gap, and Thompson was also cut about the head and right arm, ten stitches being used to sew him up.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Hines of Nanty-Glo, announce the birth of a son on Monday at Mercy hospital in Johnstown. There is joy in the Hines household as this is the only boy in the family.