|Alice Amelia Sneath - d. 1961 Of Duncansville RD, was found dead on arrival at the Altoona Hospital at 6:55 a.m. yesterday. She was born in Petersburg on Dec. 25, 1888, a daughter of Copeland and Rachel Sneath and was twice married, first to Frank Eckard and later to Gerald P. Wimer who died in 1948. Surviving are four sons, Harold W. and Russell C. Eckard of the city and Paul R. and Gerald Eckard of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers, Charles and Harry of Petersburg. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and Catherine Von Bora Bible Class. Friends may call at the Lafferty Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. :Source Altoona Mirror|
SNEATH b. Nov. 10, 1807 - d. Oct. 7, 1889 was
born in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, Pa., November 10, 1807, her
maiden name being JENKINS. She was married to Willis SNEATH in the year
1827, and has lived almost all her life in or near Shirleysburg. She was
the mother of eleven children, eight of whom (four boys and four girls)
attained the years of maturity. Three of the sons participated in the
war of the rebellion, two of them giving up their lives for their
George C. of Co. O, 28th Penna. Vols., was killed at Linden Station, Va., on the 15th of May, 1862. John J., of Co. I, 12th Penna. Reserves, was taken prisoner June 27, 1862, at the battle of Gaines Mill, Va., was paroled and exchanged. During the was he was engaged in the battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg (in which battle he was wounded Dec. 13, 1862,) Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna, South Anna, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks and he was with the army at Appomattox when Lee surrendered. He died Sept. 6, 1871, from wounds and disease contracted in the war..... Willis C. SNEATH, the youngest of the family, was a member of the same company. He was wounded in the right leg at the battle of White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862, and was shot through the left shoulder at the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, May 10, 1864. After suffering with the bullet, an ounce ball, in his body for a month, it was taken out at the back of his neck. He suffers yet from the effects of the wound. He was in all the battles fought by the Army of the Potomac. He resides at Petersburg, this county..... The other son, William, lives near Mount Union and has been in the employ of the East Broad Top Railroad Company for about eight years.
Willis SNEATH, the father of these children, also served in the army, being a member of the 77th Pa., Vols., and participating in one of the first and hardest battles of the war, the battle of Shihoh..... Of the daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth, died soon after the war was over. The latter was married to Thomas KELLEY, who also gave his life that his country might live.... Sarah Ann married David RUNK, who also answered his country's call and who now resides in Stirling, Ills.... Mary Jane married Adam DUNLAP, and resides in Grinnel, Iowa.
The father of these children lived to see his seventy-fifth year. The mother laid her down to rest last Monday morning, Oct. 7, 1889, and woke up with the angels. She was 81 years, 10 months and 7 days old. She had united with the Baptist Church at Shirleysburg forty-two years ago and had lived a consistent and devoted christian life. She had been for many years a patient sufferer and death came to her as a welcome messenger. Her remains were interred in the old cemetery at Shirleysburg on Wednesday in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. source: Mount Union Times October 10, 1889
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