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WYAR, Joseph

    Johnstown Tribune, 15 Aug 1915, Contributed by Janet Gray


Smokeless Coal Company Employee Cut in Two by Train in Eighth Ward


Mrs. Rose Harkins Wyar yesterday at the ___lering undertaking establishment on Franklin Street identified the body of a man cut in two on the B & O tracks in the Eighth Ward as that of her husband, Joseph Wyar. He was a native of Johnstown vicinity but had been located at Cleveland, O., for a time. Since August 2 he had been employed as a miner at the No. 1 mine of Smokeless Coal Company, Ferndale. Wyar had been boarding at 821 Oak Street. His wife had been living with her mother and brother, Mrs. Elizabeth Harkins and Frank Harkins at 742 Lucas alley. Her four small children: Mary, Elizabeth, Francis, and John were with her.

The body of Wyar was found about 6 o'clock yesterday morning near the water tank. It was believed that he was struck by the train not long after midnight. He was about 41 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. John Gaulbert's Catholic Church and the burial will be in the church cemetery at Geistown.

Mrs. Theresa Wyar, mother of the accident victim and Mrs. Clara Miller are here from Cleveland for the funeral. Four sisters and three brothers including Mrs. Miller survive Wyar. All are located in Cleveland. His father, John Wyar, was killed in a coal mine in Johnstown about seven years ago.

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