|Abram Varner, a respected resident of Jackson Township, died at his home near Vinco at 9:10 o'clock last night of a complication of diseases, including kidney trouble. He was sixty-six years and three months old and had been ailing for some time, hence his death was not nexpected. |
Abram Varner was born in Conemaugh Township, near Mineral Point, in October, 1833, and was a son of George and Christina Horner Varner, both deceased. He was married, in early manhood to Julian Keifer, daughter of the late Michael Keifer, who preceded her husband to the grave about ten years ago. To the union were born four children, of whom three survive -- James Varner of Jeanette, and John E. and Epharaim, at home. Amanda, the only daughter, died shortly after her mother had passed away. Mr. Varner was one of a family of eleven children, of whom but three now survive -- Henry, residing on the old homestead, a mile from Vinco; Adam living on the adjoining farm, and Mrs. J. F. Tallhelm, of Julian, Center County. Those who have joined the majority are Samuel, John, George, and William Varner; Mrs. Elizabeth Goughnour, of Waterloo, IA; Mrs. Samuel Horner of the Seventh Ward, Johnstown, and Mrs. William Stull, of the Sixth Ward, Johnstown, the latter having died only a few weeks ago.
Mr. Varner resided for forty-five years on the farm on which he died. He was a member of the United Evangelical Church and was much esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral will take place Sunday morning, the funeral party leaving the house at 10:30 and proceeding to the Wesley Chapel, where the Rev. Spurgeon B. Rohland of the United Evangelical Church, will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Bowman of the Progressive Brethren Church. Interment will be made in the cemetery near the chapel.