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1876

Transcript of the Obituary for MRS. COLONEL MATTHEW LINN from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1876, page unknown:
"LINN - Mrs. Colonel Matthew Linn died at her residence in North Strabane township on the 7th instant at an advanced age."

Transcript of the Obituary for Margaret Jane WARRELL from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1876, page unknown:
WARRELL -
On Tuesday morning, Dec. 19th, in East Finley township, of Neuralgia of the heart, Margaret Jane, wife of William Warrell, in her 40th year.

 

Transcript of the Obituary for Margaret Jane WARRELL from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1876, page unknown:
WRIGHT -
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, is [sic=in] Buffalo township, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Wright, aged 24 years.

 

Transcript of the Obituary for Margaret Jane WARRELL from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1876, page unknown:
HOLMES -
On Monday, Dec. 18, Mary Bell, daughter of William and Lizzie B. Holmes, aged 1 year, 7 months and 16 days.

 

1877

Transcripts of Obituaries from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., June 13, 1877, page unknown:
[All obits on this date] 

"DEATHS - [these are also very hard to read]
"NOBLE - In Claysville, on the 10th instant, Mrs. Walter Noble, aged __ years.
BRADEN - At his residence at ten Mile, Pa., James F. Braden, Monday morning, June 11, aged [43 or 48] years.
BAKER - On Saturday, June 9th, a son of daniel Baker, of Amwell township, of scarlet fever, aged 4 years."
WILSON - On Thursday, May 24th, 1877, in Fallowfield township, of consumption, Annie G. Wilson, in the 17th year of her age.
HALLAM - At the residence of her parents in this borough, on the [2d ?] instant, Miss Lizzie Hallam, aged [1 ? - one?] years.
PATTERSON - On June 3d, in Cross Creek, Mrs. Martha, wife of Wm. Patterson.
WALKER - At the residence of her son in Brooke county, W. Va., Mrs. Sarah, wife of Alexander Walker of Jefferson township, Washington county, Pa."

 

 

1878

No date- possibly 1878 or close ??
Mrs. Alonzo Linn is mentioned in the Obit (as cousin) to Rev. Henry F. Means...

Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Feb. 15, 1878, page unknown:
"DEATHS - In Canonsburg, Pa., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1878 of paralysis Mrs. Linn at an advanced age."

 

Article from The Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., June 7, 1878, page unknown: 

[article's beginning was cut off...] "...was buried March 24th, 1874. Another body, that of J. H. Curry, which had been buried about three years, was also petrified. The features of neither had changed, especially Jamison's, whose [veins ?] showed prominently. The color of the body was as natural as the day he was put in the ground. He was a man that weighed 200 pounds and it took six men to remove the body from the grave. His wife and twelve other bodies removed were all decomposed. The remains of all were re-interred in the cemetery at Rice's Landing. - [caps] Stutman [caps]."

 

Article from the The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Oct. 18, 1879, page unknown:

"Shot in __ Theatre - Baltimore, October 15?
- John M. Nelson, the medical student, shot last night at the Front Street Theatre, died shortly after 3 o'clock this morning. He was [23 ?] years old, son of a farmer in Queen Anne county. Nelson, after attending college yesterday, went last night with a brother-in-law to witness the performance at the theatre. They were seated in the front row of seats in the orchestra circle, and at the close of the performance as the curtain fell upon the tableaux?, there was a discharge of musketry. Young Nelson was gazing silently upon the scene, and simultaneously with the report of the guns, he clasped his hand to his forehead, exclaiming, "I am shot," and sank down unconscious. A large sized minnie ball had crushed through his skull, entering the forehead just above the right eye.

 

FOUR OBITS

Article from The Daily Evening Reporter, Washington Co., Pa., Oct. 21, 1878, page unknown:

"DEATHS -
"SLY - Mr. Addison Sly,
on Saturday morning, Oct. 19th, in the 18th year of his age.
"DONAHEY - Near Taylorstown, on the 18th of October, Mrs. Sarah Donahey, in her 77th year.
"McClelland - John K. McClelland died at his residence near Eldersville, Pa. Oct. 16th, aged 53 years.
"FRAZIER - In Canonsburg, on the 19th inst. Miss Eliza Frazier, aged about 49 years."

 

 

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