Mrs. Eva Hester WILLIAMS MERVILLE, 64, wife of William H. MERVILLE, diet at
5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1931, in her home, 115 Grant street, McDonald,
after a long illness.
Mrs. MERVILLE was born November 2, 1866, in Elba, Washington county, Ohio.
Her brothers David and W. E. WILLIAMS came to McDonald during the oil
excitement, and were followed by a sister, the late Mrs. Nan HUPP, who
opened a restaurant here. Later Mrs. MERVILLE came on to assist Mrs. HUPP.
Subsequently Mrs. MERVILLE was employed in the Ferguson hotel. Her marriage
to Mr. MERVILLE took place September 21, 1895, in Pittsburgh.
The husband and the following children survive: Arthur MERVILLE of Canton,
Ohio, Hazel the wife of Paul SCOTT of Station street, McDonald, and Helen
the wife of Rene MORTELETTE of Wilkinsburg. There are three grandchildren.
The following four brothers and three sisters also survive: James WILLIAMS
of Chillicothe, Ohio, C. A. WILLIAMS of Macksburgh, Ohio, W.E. WILLIAMS of
Black Run, Ohio, Mr. I. W. DEVOL of Dexter City, Ohio, Mrs. John HUTCHINSON
of Macksburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS of Cambridge, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the home in charge of her
pastor the Rev. S. A. MCCOLLAM of the First United Presbyterian church.
Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
(Source: April 3, 1931 Obits. McDonald Record-Outlook)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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