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|Johnstown Tribune, 19 Sep 1919, Page 7, Contributed by Dianne D. O'Shea|
|SUMMERHILL WAR VETERAN EXPIRES WHILE AT CHURCH|
Michael Tully Dropped Dead in Catholic Church; Body Found After the Services
FOUGHT IN CIVIL WAR
SUMMERHILL. Dec. 19 -- Michael Tully, aged 77 years, a veteran of the Civil War and one of the best-known residents of this community, dropped dead about 8 o'clock this morning, while attending services in St. John's Catholic church. His body was found lying on the floor of the church after the services. Dr. C. H. Jones, of this place, was summoned and upon an examination found that Mr. Tully's death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. The body was turned over to Undertaker C. O. Dimond, of South fork, who has prepared the body for burial..
The deceased was one of the oldest residents of his community. His wife died here in April 1918. He was an active member of St. John's Church. Mr. Tully is survived by the following children: Henry C. Tully, of 713 Coleman avenue, Johnstown; Annie Tully, at home; Ella Tully, of Derry; Regina, wife of J. P. White; Mrs. Gussie Rawwolf and Mrs. Frank Ryan, all of Pittsburg; Norbert Tully, of Braddock; Joseph and Leary Tully, both of this place.
Mr. Tully was a member of Daniel T. Stineman Post, No. 560, Grand Army of the Republic, at South Fork, of which organization he was a former officer. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning from St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, of Wilmore. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Father Martin, pastor of St. John's Catholic Church, this place. Interment will be made in the Wilmore church cemetery.