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GRUMBLING, Catherine

    Johnstown Tribune, 13 Feb 1907, Contributed by Brian Cartwright


Mrs Catherine Grumbling, attacked by heart failure, succumbs at her home. A few minutes after she returned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Grumbling, wife of George Grumbling and one of the best known residents of Dale, died suddenly at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home, 323 David street, from an attack of heart failure. Mrs. Grumbling, who as about 77 years of age had not been sick. Yesteday afternoon she paid a brief visit to her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Stutzman who resides near the Grumbling home. After returning to her own home, she rested for a few minutes in a rocking chair in the sitting room. Her husband was the only person in the house at that time. Suddenly she gasped for breath and rose to her feet. She started for the kitchen door but but had not taken more than two or three steps before she pitched forward on a couch in the sitting room. She expired in a few minutes and before medical aid could reach her. The deceased, who maiden name was Catherine P***t (illegible) was born in Adams township in 1830 and spent the greater part of her life there. Her parents were well-to-do farmers. On Sept. 25th, 1854, she was united in marriage with George Grumbling, who was for many years prominantly engaged in farming and lumbering in Adams township. The couple came to this vicinity about 1? Years ago and have made their home in Dale ever since. She was the mother of 10 children and, besides her husband, is survived by seven of these, as follows: Mrs. Jerome Gilman of Adams township; Mrs. Cyrus Wisssinger of Dale, Mrs. J. S. Stutzman, mentioned above, S. L. Grumbling of Strayer st. Dale, Daniel of Dale, Charles of the sevent ward, and William of Windber. Charles Grumbling left here about three weeks ago for Florida for the benefit of his health and until some word is received from him, no funeral arragements will be made. The deceased was one of a large family and is the next to last to pass away. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Rhinehart Rhoades of Adams township. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren. The three children who preceeded Mrs. Grumbling to the grave are Mrs. S. C. Ream who died recently at her home in the seventh ward, George who was killed some years ago in Adams township by being caught under a log, and Jacob who passed away in Adams township. The deceased was a member of the United Evangelical Church and since her residence in this vicinity had been connected with the Dale U. E. Church. The funeral service will be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. Q. A. Curry and interment will be in Grandview cemetery. Mrs. Grumbling during her residence in Dale had many friends and her sudden death has come as a shock to the whole community. She was known as a kind neighbor and was very highly esteemed by a large number of friends.

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