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FITE, Mary Emma (Coulter)

    Johnstown Tribune, 12 Dec 1914, Page 8, Contributed by Kelly Kendig


Daughter of Ex-Sheriff D. W. Coulter
Passes Away After a
Long Illness, Aged 53 Years

Mrs. Mary Emma Fite, widow of Henry Fite, is dead, having expired at an early hour this morning at the Fite home, 100 Main street, Franklin Borough, after a long illness of a complication of diseases, in her 54th year. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Fite residence, the services to be conducted by the deceased's pastor, the Rev. Dr. J. I. L. Ressler, of the Conemaugh United Brethren Church, with burial in Headrick's Cemetery, above Conemaugh.

Mary Emma Coulter, who was born at Summerhill in January, 1861, was a daughter of Ex-Sheriff David W. Coulter, of Franklin Borough, and Mrs. Eliza Pringle Coulter, whose death occurred 12 years ago. Early in the 80's Miss Coulter and Henry Fite, a son of the late John B. Fite, were united in marriage in Conemaugh by the Rev. Philip Dietrick, who was then the pastor of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Fite was a railroader and met an untimely death about 26 years ago.

Mrs. Fite is survived by two sons and two daughters-- Pearl, of the Seventeenth Ward, and William and Misses Etta and Violet, at home; together with her father, a brother, William P. Coulter, formerly of Johnstown, now of Lancaster, and Mrs. J. S. Gettemy, of Conemaugh, and Mrs. George Parks, of Rockwood.

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