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NEWSPAPERS from Washington Pennsylvania - INDEX page for Obituaries

Obituaries have changed drastically over the years.  Early obits may have only stated name, age at death, residence, and date of death (or reference to the day of week), such as: (example only) John Smith, aged 66, of West Bethlehem Twp. died on the 22nd inst. of December.

Since newspapers were one major method of communication within a community, obituaries began to carry more information, especially for a member of a "pioneer family," from a prominent family, or for the death of prominent person.  However, the first order of business was news items, so obituaries were often shortened to use as "fillers" on needed pages.

 

Newspaper Obituaries from Washington Pennsylvania 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1800-50_o_f-obits.htm

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1851-79_o_f-obits.htm

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1880-90_o_f-obits.htm

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1891-1900_o_f-obits.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1901-10_o_f-obits.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1911-20_o_f-obits.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1921-30_o_f-obits.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1931-40_o_f-obits.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1941-50_o_f-obits.htm

Obituaries of 1951 to 1960 from Washington Pennsylvania newspapers - none yet
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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1961-70_o_f-obits.htm

 

Obituaries of 1971 to 1980 from Washington Pennsylvania newspapers - none yet
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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1981_o_f-obits.htm

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/o_f1/washin_co_pa/obits/1985_o_f-obits.htm

 

 

 

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