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VOYCE, Mark


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    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 13 Sep 1901, Contributed by Diann Olsen

Mark Voyce, an aged employee of the Street Commissioners' Department, dropped dead while at work about 8:30 Saturday morning in an alley near the Lutheran Church, on Chandler avenue, in Morrellville. He had gone to work that morning apparently in his usual health, which was not very robust, and while working along with Thomas Ivory dropped over dead. He was in the force of street laborers under Street-Commissioner George Frick. Mr. Voyce was carried into a near-by home and word was sent to Coroner Miller, who went to the scene. He decided to hold no inquest, as Mr. Voyce had died evidently from heart trouble and general debility. The body was turned over to Undertaker Henderson for burial.

Mark Voyce was a natives [sic] of England and was sixty-nine years old. He was a miner by occupation and followed that rade in the Old Country and in the Clearfield region, where he settled after coming to America in 1869. He resided for a time in Morrisdale, and was there during the great coal strike of 1871. He removed later to Brisbin, learfield County, where he resided until he came to Johnstown in November, 1898. For a time he lived with his daughter -- Mrs. Thomas Prosser -- on Locust street, but later made a home for himself and wife at No. 318 Wood avenue, First Ward, where some of their children also reside.

Mr. Voyce was married in England many years ago to Ann Dando, who survives him, with the following children: William, of South Fork; Lizzie, unmarried and at home; Martha, wife of Thomas Prosser, No. 222 Locust street; Mark, of Ramey, Clearfield County; Mary, wife of Thomas Vaughan, of Ramey; Ada, at home; John, of South Fork; Marie, wife of David Dixon, of No. 318 Wood avenue, and May, also at home. Mr. Voyce was a member of the Franklin street Methodist Episcopal Church and also belonged to the Knights of Pythias.

The body of Mr. Voyce was taken on Seashore Express Monday to Brisbin for interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery there.

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