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|Transcripts of Obituaries from The
Washington Semi-Weekly Observer newspaper, Feb. 18, 1901, page unknown:
"The Summons of Death. ____ ___ Answered the Last Roll Call. -
Charles F. Donaldson - ______, Pa., Feb. 14 - Charles F. Donaldson, a
school teacher of Unity township, who served with Company I, _____
Regiment, in the Phillipines, died ____ of pneumonia, aged 25
Joseph Boyle - Joseph Boyle died at 9:30 Saturday morning __ his home in
Kleo[?]. Almost seven years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from
which he never fully recovered, ___ with a complication of other ____,
secured his death, after many years of suffering."
"Mrs. Mary Lows__tter [Lowstetter?], aged 67 years, died yesterday
at the home of her son, ____ Lowstetter [?], in Duquesne, after as ___
of a few days. She is survived by her husband and several children. Mrs.
Lowsetter [?] was a native of Monongahela ____ the remains will be taken
to ____ place Saturday for interment. - Dis [Dispatch?].
Mrs. Martha Like - Wednesday morning, February 8 [6 or 8], 1901, of
typhoid fever, at her home in Midway, ____ the death of Mrs. Martha
Like, aged about [58 ?] years. Rev. Moses conducted the funeral services
on Friday. Interment in [Center?] cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs.
Like is survived by four children, Mrs. Webber, William, Tom __, Martha.
The latter two are also ill with a fever. - Burgettstown Enterprise.
"Miss Edith Pease - Miss Edith Pease died at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. C. Pease, of South Strabane township, at 3
o'clock Sunday morning, February 17, 1901, of typhoid fever, aged 25
years. The deceased had been ill but about two weeks and her death was a
surprise and shock to all. She was loved and respected by a host of
young people. The funeral services will be held at the late home on
Wednesday at 1 o'clock p. m. Interment in Washington cemetery."
[NOTE: Difficult to read if the spelling Pease or Peese in this
"Mrs. John N. Brownlee - Mrs. John N. Brownlee died at her home at
West Middletown on Wednesday evening, Feb [13 ?], aged [94??] years.
Mrs. Brownlee had always resided at West Middletown. Her maiden name was
____ Rebecca Bushfield, being a sister to ____ Bushfield, of Latrobe,
and Misses __anie and Irene Bushfield, all of whom survive. Four years
ago Mrs. Brownlee was united in marriage to Mr. Browlee and to this
union two children were born, ___ with the father survive. Mrs. Brownlee
was a member of the Christian church and was held in high esteem by ____
with whom she was acquainted.
"John Brownlee - John Brownlee died Wednesday evening, February 13,
at his home at West Alexander, of paralysis, aged 79 years. He is
survived by his wife, whose maiden name is Orr, and two daughters, Mrs.
A. H. __mison, North avenue, East Washington, and Mrs. Thomas McConn
[?], of West Alexander. Mr. Brownlee has been a [rest of obituary was
cut off during copying].
[Not sure how many obituaries follow that were not Xeroxed.]
An obituary for a "Mr. Crall" is cut off. His obituary ends at
the top of a column.
"Rev. Henry F. Means - Rev. Henry F. Means, formerly of
Pittsburg[sic], died on Friday at his home in Phillipsburg, Pa., after a
short illness. He was born in Allegheny county 44 years ago and received
his early education here. Later he entered Washington and Jefferson
college and upon his graduation from that institution was enrolled as a
student in the Allegheny theological seminary. For a number of years he
had been pastor of the Phillipsburg Presbyterian church and was a member
of the Huntingdon presbytery. He was active in church work and his loss
will be felt by his congregation. The deceased is survived by a wife and
three children. He was a brother of Attorney N. A. Means, of this city,
and his mother and three sisters are residents of Wilkinsburg --Leader.
Mr. Means was a cousin of Mrs. Alonzo Linn and of Miss Anna Power and
Mrs. S. H. Houston, and took the full college course here, being
graduated with the class of ['84 ?], the Rev. Matthew Rutherford, J. S.
Nease, and Minor H. Day, all of Washington, being classmates. In June
'[87?] Mr. Means was married to Miss Anna Hickman [?], of Washington,
the family then residing on West Beau street, where Dr. Ashbrook now
"Mrs. Lynn White - Mrs. Lynn White died Saturday, February [16?],
1901, at 3 o'clock p. m., at her home near Taylorstown, of [cancer?],
aged [86?] years. Mrs. White had been a sufferer from the disease that
resulted in her death for more than two years. Something over a year ago
she underwent an operation at a Pittsburg[sic] hospital and it was
thought for a time that a permanent cure had been affected but several
months ago the dread disease again made its appearance. Through all her
days and nights of suffering and weary waiting [?] for the time when
death would come to her relief, Mrs. White was at all times calm and
patient, and though she realised that her ailment could have but one
termination, she was thoroughly resigned to her fate and seemed anxious
for the end. The deceased was a member of the United Presbyterian church
of Claysville, at which place funeral services will, today at 1 o'clock,
be conducted over her remains. A short service was held Sunday evening
at the late home at Taylorstown. Mrs.'s White's maiden name was Clara
Anderson, she being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Anderson, of
Claysville. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a
brother, S. B. Anderson, Hall avenue and a sister, Mrs. Wilbur Watson,
West Chestnut street.
Lieutenant A. J. Gibson - Lieutenant A. J. Gibson, aged 78, died at his
home in a cottage at Tarantum[?] camp ground Tuesday. Lieutenant Gibson
was born at Garver's Ferry and at the age of 14 went to Kittanning to
learn the printing trade with J. M.Crawl. Afterward dr____ went to
Clarion, Pa,; where he and D. W. Foster edited the Clarion Republlean[?].
Several years afterward Lieutenant Gibson went to Freeport again, where
he edited the Freeport Ledger. From there he came to Pittsburg[sic]....
[rest of obituary was cut off during copying]
[Not sure how many other obituaries follow in this column that were NOT
|Article from The Reporter newspaper,
Washington Co., Pa., Fri., Aug. 26, 1904,
Mrs. Erasmus Wilson - Pittsburg [sic], Aug. 25 - Mrs. Jeannette Macauly,
wife of Erasmus Wilson, died this morning at the Allegheny General
Hospital, of nervous exhaustion, following a long siege of grip. She was
a daughter of John G. Macauly, one of the early carpet dealers of
Pittsburg[sic]. He served through the Mexican war under Captain Samuel
Black. Her mother, Elizabeth Mahon, was a member of the distinguished
Mahon family of this city. Her mother dying while she was yet a child,
Mrs. Wilson was reared by the Rev. Dr. David McConaughey, president of
Washington college, Washington, Pa. She was educated in the Washington
Female Seminary, where she became noted for rare musical talent, her
voice comparing favorably with the great singers, while her mastery of
the piano was regarded by her instructors as something wonderful and
very promising. Her musical career was practically ended by the death of
Dr. McConaughey. She taught music in the Washington schools for a time.
In 1876 she married Erasmus Wilson, since which time she has resided in
Allegheny. Owing to almost continuous ill health, she kept aloof from
society, seeming to care only for the seclusion of home. She leaves,
besides her husband, one sister, Mary E. [Bell ? Hell ? ], of this
city, the only near relative now living."
"Ethel Gayhart - Miss Ethel Gayhart, daughter of A. R. Gayhart,
died yesterday afternoon at about 4:45 o'clock, at the home of her
grandmother and aunt. Mrs. Rebecca Stockton and Mrs. Emma S. Holber_
[?], 577 [or 677] West Chestnut street, where she made her home. The
deceased was aged almost [20 ?] years, and had been ill only for the
past four weeks, of typhoid fever. Her death comes as a severe shock to
her father, the relatives with whom she was living and her friends. Her
mother died several years ago. She was a graduate of the West Washington
High school and finished her junior year at the Washington seminary June
1st. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian church. She had been in
critical condition for several days and her friends had feared for her
"Miss Mabel Elliott - Word has been received in Washington of the
death at the home of her parents, near Butler, of Miss Mabel Elliott, of
typhoid fever. Miss Elliott was the daughter of H. R. Elliott, who has
been principal of the Turtle Creek schools for a number of years and who
was formerly principal of the Washington schools. She was aged about 20
years, and had been ill only a short time. She is survived, besides her
parents, by two sisters and one brother. Miss Elliott was a niece of
Mrs. C. B. Kellogg, of Hall avenue."
"Harper W. Scott - Florence, August 25 - Word has been received
here of the death at Vision, Iowa, of Harper W. Scott, brother of
Holland W. Scott, of this place. Mr. Scott died on August 9. He is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Gardener Scott, and five children:
Holland Meredith, Louis Archibald, William Dudley, Hiram Harper, and
Mrs. Eliza May [Brown?], all of Iowa. [rest of Obituary was cut
|Transcript from the Obituary for JOHN DAVID PRISBEY
from The Reporter newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Aug. 29, 1904, p. 5:
"OBITUARY - John David Prisbey - Canonsburg, August 28 --
John David Prisbey, one of the best known colored men in this section,
died at his home at Murray Hill, of Bright's disease, aged 68 years old.
He was a member of the colored Odd Fellows of this place. The deceased
is survived by his wife and two grown children, besides five sisters.
The funeral services will be held at the A. M. E. church at this place
Tuesday at 2 o'clock. The interment will be in the Payne cemetery."
Transcript from the Obituary for WILLIAM ELLIOTT from The Reporter
newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Aug. 29, 1904, p. 5:
"WILLIAM ELLIOTT – At 12:30 o’clock yesterday morning at his
home on Griffiths avenue, Canton township, occurred the death of William
Elliott, from a complication of diseases. He had been ill for about two
years. He formerly resided on the Finney farm, west of Wahington, having
resided near town but a little over two years.
He leaves a wife and these children: Franklin H. Elliott, Houston; Mrs.
Mary H. Cummins, Washington; James L. Elliott, South Franklin township;
Mrs. Laura A. Zimmerman, Tylerdale, and Shannon G. Elliott, at home. The
funeral services will be conducted from his late residence at 9:30
o’clock to-morrow morning by the Rev. W. M. Courson, of the Allison
Avenue Baptist church, and the interment will be made in the Washington
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