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GRIFFITH, Edward


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    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 20 Aug 1908, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Edward Griffith Dead

Edward Griffith, a well known citizen of Ebensburg, died at his home on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 69 years, after an illness of about six weeks. Mrs. Griffith was born in Cambria Township and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith, who have been dead a number of years. When about 15 years of age, while assisting in the operation of a horsepower sawing machine on his father's farm in Cambria Township, he was hurt by the bursting of a pulley wheel, a piece of which struck him on the right leg, shattering the bone below the knee and causing a running sore which gave him much pain and trouble up until about a year ago, when the limb was amputated at the knee joint. He withstood the operation and was looking forward to the enjoyment of much better health than had been allotted to him, had recently purchased an artificial limb, and was learning to use it when he was taken ill with a cold which settled on his lungs and finally caused his death.

Mr. Griffith followed the occupation of a farmer up until 1880, when he removed to Ebensburg and started in the grocery business, which he successfully carried on until three years ago, when he sold out his business and retired.

About 40 years ago he married Miss Catherine Evans, of Cambria Township, who survives him. The couple never had any children, but adopted when he was two years old, and raised Howard W. Evans, now a merchant of Allegheny. Mr. Griffith is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah Davis, of Wilkesbarre.

The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at the Congregational church by the Rev. Twyson Jones, the pastor. Mr. Griffith was a lifelong member of that demonination. Interment was made in Lloyd cemetery.

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