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|Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 21 Feb 1896, Page 5, Contributed by Diann Olsen|
Mr. M. B. Young, of the firm of Young & Young, received a dispatch on Saturday evening from Allegheny, stating that his brother-in-law -- Herbert Darling -- had died at that place that evening.
Mr. Darling was employed as a civil engineer fo the Fort Pitt Traction Company, of Allegheny, and arrived home sick from work at 12:30 o'clock on Saturday morning. All the medical aid possible was given him, but without avail. At 7:45 o'clock he passed away. The cause of his death was pulmonary hemorrhages.
The remains were brought to the city on Philadelphia Express Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Murdock, Mr. John H. Young, and Miss L. Grace Young accompanying Mrs. Darling and children. Mr. Oscar Darling and son -- Mr. Bert Darling -- father and brother, respectively, of the departed, arrived from New York on Fast Line Sunday night.
The remains were conveyed to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Murdock, No. 308 Haynes street, South Side, from where the funeral services were conducted.
Herbert Darling was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where his mother died some years ago. He came to Johnstown about 1887, and worked as a civil engineer for the Johnson Company, whose plant at that time was in Woodvale.
In December, 1891, Mr. Darling was united in marriage at the Young homestead, in the Fifth Ward, to Miss Mary F., daughter of the late Emanuel and Sarah A. Young, Rev. W. F. Conner, D. D., now of Greensburg, performing the ceremony.
During 1893 he an his family moved to Huntingdon, Long Island, and later they located at Babylon. In 1894, Mr. Darling secured a position in Allegheny, and the family have lived there ever since.
Mr. Darling is survived by his wife, two small children -- Mary and Walter Y. -- his father, four sisters, one of whom is married, and seven brothers. He was in his thirtieth year.
At 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the obsequies were conducted by Rector Dan Lewis, of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. B. R. Wilburn, of the Franklin-street Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Latshaw McGuire, of Emsworth, Allegheny County, at the residence of Mr. J. M. Murdock, on Haynes street, there being a large number of relatives and friends of the departed in attendance.
A quartette from the First M. E. Church choir was present and rendered "Lead Kindly Light," and "Abide with Me."
The relatives present from abroad were Mr. Oscar Darling, of Babylon, Long Island; Mr. Bert Darling, of New York City; Mr. W. A. Stewart and daughter -- Miss Grace -- of Saltsburg, Indiana County.
The pall-bearers were Messers. W. Frank Connell, W. F. Gonder, Harry W. Smith, and George Noble, of the Johnson Company's General Office; Charles Linton, and Harry Shields.
The floral offerings were as follows: Pillow, from Mrs. Darling; anchor, Mr. Oscar Darling; bouquets, Mrs. Piper and Mrs. Walters; star and sickle, John Young, M. B. Young, Miss L. Grace Young, and J. M. Murdock; casket bouquets, Bessie Cone, Mrs. J. P. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Repine, and Mr. and Mrs. George Moses.
The remains were laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.
[same newspaper, same page]:
DARLING. -- In Allegheny, at No. 30 Morrison avenue, Hollywood Place, on Saturday evening, February 15, 1896, at 7:45 o'clock, HERBERT DARLING, aged 29 years.