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STINEMAN, George B.
|Cambria Freeman, 7 Sep 1906, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Capt. Geo. B. Stineman |
Capt. George B. Stineman, one of the best known residents of this county, expired at 7:35 o'clock Sunday evening at the Stineman residence in South Fork, aged 69 years, three months and seventeen days. Capt. Stineman had been suffering from heart trouble for a long time but his death was superinduced by a large carbuncle which resulted from mosquito bites he received while on a visit to Atlantic City a few weeks ago. His condition was greatly weakened through suffering from the carbuncle on his neck and on Sunday night his heart suddenly weakened. From that time on Mr. Stineman rapidly declined until the hour of his death.
George B. Stineman was born in Adams township, this county, on May 17, 1837. The great grandfather of the deceased, Christian Stineman, was a native of Holland and was the progenitor of the Stineman family in the United States. He was a tailor by trade and came to America at the age of 18 years, settling in Schuylkill county, this state. Later he removed to Bedford county.
Mr. Stineman was always a Republican. He served as County Auditor from 1878 to 1881; was the first Burgess of South Fork; School Director for 15 years; and was the first Postmaster of South Fork, holding the office for 1 year. He was one of the organizers of the United Evangelical Church of South Fork and served in official capacities in both the Church and Sunday School. He was also one of the organizers of Daniel T. Stineman Post G. A. R. and held a number of offices in this organization. Since 1886 he had been a member of Cambria Lodge No. 287 Free and Accepted Masons of Johnstown.
On September 13, 1866 Capt. Stineman and Miss Martha Paul were united in marriage. His wife survives with the following children: John W., cashier of the South Fork bank; Ida, wife of William McClarran of Glassport; George Lemon of Pittsburg; Chester A. of South Fork; Anna Pearl, wife of W. Wallace McNeil of East Liberty; Jacob H. and E. Nelson, at home. Besides these he is survived by four grandchildren – Albert McClarran of Glassport; Allison Pringle of South Fork and Ethel and Jesse Pringle. Six children of Mr. and Mrs. Stineman are dead.
The funeral took place from the South Fork United Evangelical Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Services were in charge of his pastor, the Rev. J. W. Domer, assisted by the Rev. D. S. Poling, also of South Fork; the Rev. J. Q. A. Curry of Dale Borough; the Rev. F. W. Ware of the South Side; the Rev. W. W. Elrick of the Eighth ward, Johnstown and others. The remains were laid to rest in the South Fork cemetery.