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WONDERS, George


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    Johnstown Tribune, 12 Feb 1910, Contributed by Brian Cartwright

George Wonders, who had been lying in a critical condition with stomach and liver trouble for a fortnight, died at the Wonders home, No. 708 Sherman Street, Sixth Ward, between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning, in his fifty-first year. The deceased was born at Summerhill, this county, on March 16, 1859. His father, John Wonders, died near Elton eleven years ago, and his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pringle Wonders, who is eighty-seven years of age, resides with a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Small, at Wilmore. George Wonders was a brother of John W. Wonders of Greensburg, Daniel, of West Virginia, W. H. of Philadelphia, Jacob, of Horner Street; Mrs. John Fleegle of Ryot, Bedford County; Mrs. Samuel Thomas of Bond Street; Mrs. F. W. Snyder of Baumer Street; Mrs. F. W. Oto (*sic - T W OTTO) of Moxham; and Mrs. Rebecca Small of Wilmore.

For many years Mr. Wonders worked for Thomas P. Keedy in the Cambria Mills, later accepting a position with the Johnson Company as an inspector. For seven years before engaging in business as an electrician about 1906, Mr. Wonders was employed as a salesman for the Penn Traffic Company. The deceased was a member of Company H, Fifth Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania for fifteen years, five of which se served as Captain of the company, succeeding Capt. E. T. Carswell some time before the Great Flood of 1889. Besides his mother, brothers and sisters, Mr. Wonders is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bella Colbert Wonders, to whom he was married at the First United Brethren Church on March 1, 1884, by the Rev. John Metzgar. He is also survived by a daughter, Miss Lillian Wonders, at home. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon, when services will be conducted by the Rev. H. C. Rose, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member, assisted by the Rev. J. J. Morgan, pastor of the First Christian Church. Interment will be made in Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Wonders was a member of Cambria Lodge, No. 278, F. & A.M.; Johnstown Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Johnstown Council, Royal Arcanum.

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