|LEAP-- Died, at Lilly's Station, Washington township, on Thursday, October 14, 1880, Mr. JOHN LEAP, aged about 42 years. |
The deceased was foreman at S. H. Smith's coal works on Ben's creek, a short distance west of Lilly's, and the cause of his death was bone arysipelas, which first attacked his nose and then his eyes, forcing out and bursting the eye-balls twenty-four hours before his death. His illness only lasted three days, but was preceded by an attack of fever and ague, which first manifested itself while he was on his way to Pittsburgh a short time before. He leaves a wife and nine children in comfortable circumstances, the fruit of constant toil and honest endeavors. He was an honest, faithful and upright man, a good citizen, husband and father, and was one of the most kind-hearted and charitable of neighbors, as many of the old and young people in and about Lily's and elsewhere will cheerfully bear witness. His remains were deposited in the Catholic cemetery at Summitville on Saturday last, his funeral being the largest ever witnessed in that section of the county. May his soul rest in peace.