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CUSTER, John


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    Johnstown Tribune, 25 Jul 1910, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

John Custer, aged seventy-six years, died at a hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday evening and his remains were brought here for burial tomorrow afternoon in Pleasant View Cemetery, West Taylor Township. The services will be held at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beaner, No. 237 Barron avenue, Morrellville, by the Rev. E. A. Sharp, pastor of the Barron avenue United Brethren Church. The pallbearers will be furnished by Emory Fisher, Post 30, Grand Army of the Republic.

The deceased was born in Somerset County and was one of ten children, all of whom are dead except Jacob P. Custer, of the Tenth Ward, and Mrs. David Strayer, of the Seventh Ward. His wife, whose maiden name was Lucy Fisher, makes her home in Morrellville with her granddaughter, Mrs. Beaner. Mrs. George Bolar is the only daughter of the deceased. She also made her home with the Beaner family.

During the Rebellion John Custer served as a private in Powell Stackhouse's company in the One Hundred and Ninety-eighth Regiment, P.V.I. He was badly injured in the battle of Lewis' Farm, Virginia, in 1865, gangrene resulting from the wound and causing his death. He had been at the institution almost two years. For many years, Mr. Custer worked in the Cambria roof shop. He made his home in Minersville until his removal to Pittsburgh.

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