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McTamany, Hugh

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 25 Dec 1896, Contributed by Patty Millich

Hugh McTamany

In the death of Hugh McTamany, who departed this life at the home of his son-in-law and daughter — Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell — near Summit, Sunday, December 13th, Cambria County loses one of its oldest men and early settlers. He was born in County Derry, Ireland, in 1805, and coming to America in 1855 [sic - 1848], he spent the most of his life in this county at his home at what is known as the “Foot-of-Five”, almost one and a-half miles from Summit, and along the Old Portage Railroad. Despite his ninety-one years, Mr. McTamany was hale and hearty until a week before his death, having walked to Summit about ten days before he died, says the Cresson Record.

The deceased is survived by three children — Mrs. William Mitchell, at whose home he died; Mrs. John McQuilkin [sic - McQuillen] of Ehrenfield and Mrs. Henry Donaldson of Gallitzin. Three of his five sons perished while enlisted in the defense of the Union, two being killed in battle and one dying of fever. His wife, who was Miss Mary Bradley, died soon after coming to this country.

Mr. McTamany was a life-long member of the Catholic Church, and his remains were buried, according to the rites of that faith in the cemetery at the Summit at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning.

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