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GRIFFITH, George W.
|Johnstown Tribune, 15 Aug 1903, Page 1, Contributed by Diann Olsen|
|George W. Griffith, a well-known carpenter, died at his residence, No. 343 Potts place, First Ward, at noon to-day. He had been complaining for some time, but was able to be about until about a fortnight ago. He underwent an operation at his home on Thursday afternoon, when the physicians discovered a large abscess near the bladder, evidently caused by a blow received some time ago. His father, Jacob Griffith, who lives near Cessna, Bedford County, was summoned to Johnstown, last night, leaving home t 1 o'clock and arriving at his son's bedside about an hour before death came. The deceased had frequently asked to see his father, but when the parent arrived the son was too weak to speak, although he recognized him.|
George W. Griffith was born in Bedford County a little over thirty-vife years ago, and after the Great Flood came to Johnstown to work in the Cambria mills. Later he worked at carpentering and at the time he was taken sick he was employed by Contractor Schrock. In 1856 Mr. Griffith was married to Miss Annie Moore of Bedford County, who survives, with two children. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters, in addition to his father.
The deceased was a member of the Board of Stewards of the Franklin-street Methodist Church and was active in church and Sunday School work. He had been an usher at the church for a number of years and was a member of the Bible class in the Sunday School taught by the Rev. William T. Colliver. He was also a member of the Epworth League chapter.
The funeral will take place from the Griffith residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, interment to be made in Grand-View Cemetery.