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STINEMAN, Martha Ann (Paul)

    Johnstown Tribune, 9 Jul 1907, Page 6, Contributed by Diann Olsen


Mrs. Martha Ann (Paul) Stineman, widow of Capt. George B. Stineman and sister-in-law of Senator Jacob C. Stineman, died at the Stineman residence in South Fork at 7:12 o'clock last evening, aged fifty-six years and ten months. Mrs. Stineman's health began to fail soon after the death of her husband last September, when she went to Glassport on a visit to her son-in-law and daughter. While there she was stricken with paralysis and was later removed to her home where she second stroke nine weeks ago last Friday. She also suffered from Bright's disease and lay in a semi-conscious condition for over two months. Her end was peaceful.

Martha Ann Paul was born in Croyle Township, Cambria County, Sep-tember 9, 1850, being a daughter of William and Sarah Paul. Her father died in Croyle Township in 1852. She was a brother of Joseph Paul, postmaster of South Fork and George S. Paul of the Seventh Ward, Commander of Emory Fisher Post 30 G. A. R., of this city. Mrs. Stineman's mother married again some years after the death of her first husband and she died in Conemaugh last fall. Mrs. Stineman was a half-sister of Mrs. Katharine (Reighard) Whennen and William H. Reighard, of South Fork, the latter at present on a tour of the west.

George B. Stineman and Miss Paul were married in Johnstown in September 1866 by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Agnew, then pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city.

Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stineman, six of whom are dead. Miss Viola died in 1899 and Miss Essie, in February 1906, Mrs. Sadie Stineman Pringle expired in 1901. Capt. Stineman died at South Fork on September 3, 1906. The surviving children are: J. William, Cashier of the South Fork National Bank; Ida, wife of William McClarren, of Glassport; Lemon and Chester, at home; Pearl, wife of W. Wallace McNeil , of Masontown, W. Va., and Howard and Nelson, at home. Besides these, she is survived by four grandchildren - Robert McClarren, of Glassport; Allison Pringle, of South Fork; and Jessie and Ethel Pringle of Elkins, W. Va.

The funeral will likely take place tomorrow afternoon or Thursday morning. Lemon and Howard Stineman are in Joplin, Mo. They started last night for home and are expected to reach here tomorrow morning. The funeral will be conducted by the deceased's pastor , the Rev. Dr. J. W. Domer of the South Fork United Evangelical Church, of which Capt. Stineman was prominently connected for many years before his death. The remains will be laid to rest in the South Fork Cemetery.

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