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Stephen Kurn

Aged Brackenridge Man dies At Walnut Street Home

Stephen Kurn, aged 74 years, died Sunday at 12:10 pm, at his home on Walnut street. Brackenridge. He was one of the oldest and best known residents of the borough. (PA Death Certificate states age as 72 years, 8 or 9 months, 12 days.)

Surviving are his widow and the following children: William, Brackenridge; Harvey, Tarentum; Harry, Brackenridge; Mrs. Margaret E???? (Ewalt)?, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Oliver Smith?, Brackenridge; Mrs. Bertha Schemmler?, Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Miss? Mary Kurn of Pittsburgh; and ?? grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 pm from Brackenridge M.E. church by D.L. Myers. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery.

NOTE that there is no mention of his daughter Bessie Virginia Kurn (Schutzler). But there is a daughter in Jackson Tennessee, where my mother Virginia Wilhelmena Schutzler (Smith) lived with her family when she was a girl. Perhaps they were visiting an aunt?

SOURCE: Obituary for Stephen Kurn, published in the Valley Daily News,
Monday Evening, 11 March 1918.
Obtained from Community Library of Allegheny Valley,
315 East 6th Avenue, Tarentum PA 15084

Submitted by Edward L. Smith, email: 15-March-1999.

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