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TUNNECLIFFE, William


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    Johnstown Tribune, 30 Aug 1920, Page 17, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

TUNNECLIFFE, William, South Fork, aged 52 years, of Church Street, one of the best-known residents of this community, died at his residence at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis. He had been ill for ten weeks of Bright's disease. He suffered the stroke at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The deceased had been in poor health since last January.

Mr. Tunnecliffe served as Street Commissioner here for a period of four years, after which he was appointed Health Officer, serving in that capacity for a period of ten years. The deceased was born in England on May 24, 1868. He came to the United States 24 years ago. Mr. Tunnecliffe first settled in South Fork and worked for the Stineman Coal Company for several years, later working for the Argyle Coal company. He removed to Fayette County a number of years ago, where he lived for a short time and then moved to Conemaugh, where he served as Street Commissioner for one year. Mr. Tunnecliffe then moved back to this place.

The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose (Barker) Tunnecliffe, and the following children: William J., married and residing here; Arthur, Thomas T. and Harold, all at home; Mrs. William Sloane, of Ehrenfeld, and Elvina, wife of Raymond Chapple, residing near here. Mr. Tunnecliffe also is survived by three brothers and one sister--James, of Pittsburgh; Joseph, John and Ruth Tunnecliffe, all of England. He also is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Tunnecliffe, of England, who is 87 years of age. His father, James Tunnecliffe, died a number of years ago. Mr. Tunnecliffe was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal Church and will be conducted by the Rev. O. G. Cook, pastor. Interment will be made in the local cemetery.
Johnstown Tribune; Monday, Aug 30, 1920 p17
(Tombstone at South Fork Cemetery)

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