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    Gallitzin Weekly Item, 8 Apr 1910, Contributed by Mary Bayliss

DAWSON John C. Dawson, a former resident of Gallitzin, died very suddenly at 12:30 Saturday afternoon at Wilkinsburg. He was returning from work when stricken dropping dead in the street.

Mr. Dawson was born at Gallitzin November 9, 1860. When a young man he went to Altoona where he learned blacksmithing. He afterward lived at Roanoke, Va., and Hollidaysburg later coming to this place where he opened a blacksmith shop. About seven years ago he desposed of his business here and moved to Wilkinsburg. In 1886 he was married to Miss Louisa Matthews of Altoona, at St. John's church. He is survived by his wife, one daughter; Mrs. James Baird, of Wilkinsburg, and three sons, Hassett, Joseph and Jerome at home, and two grand children.

These brothers and sistern also survive: Mrs. Mary Doyle and Mrs. Angelica Randall, of Altoona; Mrs. Luke Ivory, of Cresson; Sister Madelene, of the Charity Order of Greensburg: Mrs. Eliza Sybert, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. F. J. Christy, Mrs. F. J. Donoughe, William Dawson, F. P. Dawson and Jerome Dawson of this place.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning. After requiem high mass was read by Rev. Father Lambing in Hold Rosary church at Wilkinsburg, interment was made in Calvery cemetery. All of the deceased's brothers and sisters attended the funeral.

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