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GITTINGS, George W. (Mrs.) (Custer)

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 6 Sep 1907, Page 7, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller


Mrs. George W. Gittings Expired on Wednesday After Being Assisted to Chair.

Mrs. George W. Gittings expired Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock, just after friends had assisted her to a chair at her home at No. 542 Vine street. Mrs. Gittings had been complaining for the past three weeks of trouble with her heart, and, though serious the past two days, she was much improved Wednesday morning and her collapse was unexpected.

The deceased was fifty-five years of age and was born in Virginia. She was married to Jacob Custer, who died in Stoyestown in 1889. To this union the following children survive: Mrs. Lee H. Rankin, of Dale; Mrs. Robert E. Gittings, of Oak street; Mrs. Samuel D. Lape, of New Paris, Bedford County; Mrs. Susan Davis, of Thomas avenue; Miss Ida Custer, a nurse at the Boys' Farm School, North Carolina; Miss Pearl Custer, at home, and John R. Custer, of Pittsburg. The deceased was married in 1900 to G. W. Gittings, who survives. One sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Friend, of Hoyes, Md., also survives.

The funeral services will take place at the home of the deceased at 7:30 o'clock this evening and will be in charge of the Rev. R. C. Morgan, of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at Stoyestown tomorrow morning.

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