Allridge - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
At the home of his son Noah Allridge, at Finleyville,
Thomas Allridge, aged 90 years, Monday, May 30, 1927 at 4:30 p.m.
Funeral services Thursday, June 2, 1927, at 1 p.m. from residence of Noah
Allridge, at Finleyville. Interment Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
NEW EAGLE-John H. Anderson, 77, of 416 Second Avenue, New Eagle, died
at Mon Valley Hospital, Friday, September 24, 1982 at 3 p.m..
Born August 25, 1905, in Dravosburg, he was the son of the late Robert and Sarah Richards Anderson. He had resided most of his lfe in the Monongahela Area.
Mr. Anderson was Baptist by faith. He was retired from Combustion Engineering Corporation, East Monongahela, in 1970. He was a member of the Adult Fellowship and Couples Club of Riverview Baptist Church of New Eagle, and a social member of the Italian Mutual Benefit Society of Monongahela.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Dorothy Koch Anderson; two sons, Frederick and Donald, both of Monongahela; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Shaffer of Brownsville; and a brother, James Welsh of Roscoe.
Friends will be received at the L.M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, after 7 this evening.
Michael J. Anthony, 63, of Forward Township, RD 3, Monongahela, died
Friday, October 20, 1972 at 9 a.m. in the Monongahela Division of Monongahela
Valley Hospitals. He had been ill since Monday.
He was born in Tomhikan, Pa. February 20, 1909, the son of Andrew and Johanna Anthony.
Mr. Anthony lived in this area all his life and was a retired employe of U.S. Steel, Clairton Division. He was a member of River Hill Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Minnie Fine Anthony; two sons, James J. of Venetia, RD 1, Herman of RD 3, Monongahela; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Harriet) Rapp of RD 3 Monongahela, Mrs. Vincent (Audrey) Julian of River Hill, Monongaahela; two brothers, John of West Newton, Andrew of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Stanko of RD1, Monongahela, Mrs. Margaret Stanko of Finleyville, Mrs. Clara Fine of RD 1, Monongahela, Mrs. Elizabeth Magyar of Butler; eight grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the L.M.Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.
One of the community's oldest and best known residents, William B. Carson,
aged 86 years, died at 5:15 o,clock this morning, December 6, 1939 in the
home of a son, J. Elbert Carson, 612 Center avenue, North Charleroi.
Mr. Carson who came to Charleroi from Dunlevy thirty-nine years ago,
born in Scotland on March 9, 1853, a son of James Carson and Mrs. Elizabeth
He had been failing in health some time and his condition during the
three months had been serious.
Mr. Carson was a retired grocery proprietor. For many years he
store where the C.L. Melenyzer building now stands. He was a devout
Christian and until his health failed he regularly attended services of the
Washington Avenue Presbyterian church, serving for a number of years on the
church board of elders. The Carson family is one of the most active in the
Mrs. Carson, the formar Mary Stoffel, died November 8, 1934. Surviving
five sons; George W. Carson of Charleroi, J. Elbert Carson of North
Charleroi, S. Edward Carson of Fallowfield township, J. Fred Carson of North
Charleroi, and W. Earl Carson of Belle Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. James
Johns of Clover Hill, and Mrs. Frank Crise of Bentleyville; one brother,
David Carson of Charleston, W. Va.; one sister, Mrs. Christina Gibson, of
Charleston, W. Va.; twenty-six grandchildren and thirteen great
CARSON-William B. Carson, aged 86, died at 5:15 o'clock the morning
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1939, at his home in 612 Center Avenue, North Charleroi.
Death followed an illness of three months. Friends will be received at the
late home until 2 o'clock Friday afternoon when services will be held; the
Reverand F. S. Montgomery officiating. Interment will be made in the
Monongahela Cemetery. Lawrence B. Frye, funeral director in charge.
Homer Coates, 53, 1004 W. Main St., died at Monongahela Memorial Hospital
Tuesday, May 17, 1955, at 9:25 a.m. Friends received at L.M.Frye
Funeral Home, 427 W. Main St.; services there Thursday, May 19, 1955, at
2:00 p.m. Interment Monongahela Cemetery.
COPENHAVER, Emory H.
Emory Howard Copenhaver, 77, died on September 26, 1960, in Green County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Copenhaver was born Sept, 1883 in Charleston W.Va., a son of the late George B. and Mary Carson Copenhaver. He was a member of the California Methodist Church; Charleroi Lodge 615, F and AM; Pittsburgh and Monongahela Valley Caravan No. 7. He came to California from Dunlevy in 1909 and was a retired employee of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp., Vesta Division.
Mr. Copenhaver is survived by a daughter, Miss Constance Copenhaver
California; two sons, George K. Copenhaver of California and Joseph E.
Copenhaver of Dillner; a brother Aubrey B. Copenhaver of Richeyville; and two grandchildren.
COPENHAVER, Eugene 1904-1975
Eugene R. Copenhaver, 70, of Coal Center R.D.1, died yesterday at 1:32 P.M. in the Golden Age Nursing Home, Brownsville.
Mr. Copenhaver was born in Dunlevy on March 6, 1904, son of the late Lawrence and Ethel Montgomery Copenhaver. He was a retired Hoisting Engineer at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Vesta No. 4 Mine. He was a member of the California Methodist Church and the Monongahela Valley Lodge 461, F&AM of California.
Mr. Copenhaver is survived by his widow, Matilda Sterbenz Copenhaver; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Neil of California; two grandchildren, Billie Jean Neil and Peter Scott Neil, both of California, and two brothers Clyde Copenhaver of Coal Center and Donald Copenhaver of California.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Copenhaver and Kenneth Copenhaver, and one sister Mrs. Thelma Venturi.
Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today in the Caleffie and Greenlief
Funeral Home, Wood and Fourth Sts., California.
COPENHAVER, Harold R.
Harold R. (Sarge) Copenhaver ,78, of Pittsburgh, formerly of California, PA, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1992 in the Veterana Hospital, Oakland.
He was born April 15, 1913, in California Pa., a son of the late Eldridge and Pearl Kiesling Copenhaver.
He was a career army man having served in World War II and the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Hohan Copenhaver.
Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Musser of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Copenhaver of Carroll Township;
and one sister, Edna Walker of Cuba, Alabama
COPENHAVER, Kenneth 1905-1962
Kenneth Copenhaver of Coal Center R.D.1 died Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in the Washington Hospital.
A son of the late Lawrence and Ethel Montgomery Copenhaver, he was born in Dunlevy on Oct. 25, 1905. Mr. Copenhaver, a prominent farmer and dairyman for 17 years, was a member of Coal Center Methodist Church and once served on California Borough Council.
Surviving are his widow, Isabelle Piper Copenhaver; one daughter, Mrs.
John Luko, of Coal Center R.D.; Clyde and Eugene, both of Coal Center and
Donald of California; one sister Mrs. Thelma Venturi of Monongahela; and
grandson, Marty John Luko.
Former Ellwood Girl Dead In California; Was Wife of Burgess
There is widespread regret here following the death of Mrs. Pearl Kiesling Copenhaver, well known former local girl, and wife of Burgess Eldridge Copenhaver of California.
Mrs. Copenhaver died last Tuesday from toxic poisoning that developed
from an infected tooth. She was buried in Howe cemetery Friday
afternoon following funeral services at California M.E. church. In
charge was the
Rev. F. I. Teets, former pastor of the Ellwood City church.
In addition to her husband, the deceased is survived by three children,
Harold, aged 14,, Edna Mae, aged 10, and Paul, aged 6. Other survivors
are her mother, Mrs. Mary Kiesling, two sisters, Mrs. James Kirker, and
Charles Cunningham and two brothers Henry and Harry Kiesling, all of Ellwood City.
Relatives from here attending the funeral were Henry Kiesling, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Kiesling and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. James Kirker and son
James Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and son Mervin. Charles
and daughter Gladys, and Mrs. Anna Kiesling of Pittsburgh also were at the funeral.
Mrs. Copenhaver was born in this city October 16, 1889. She became
the wife of Eldridge Copenhaver on June 1910 and resided in California
from the time of her marriage till her death. She was a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church and took an active part in all branches
of church work. She was also
a member of California Chapter No. 211 Order of Eastern Star, and an officer in the organization.
Mrs. Eldridge Copenhaver Passes Away
California was shocked and deeply grieved when word was passed that Mrs. Pearl K. Copenhaver had been summoned by death at 7:10 Tuesday evening. Her death takes from the community one whose very presence created an atmosphere of good will and understanding.
Mrs. Copenhaver was one of those inherently good women, interested at
all times in the welfare of others never giving a thought to herself.
She was an exceptional wife and mother who just lived for her family.
and loving, and ever ready to tend a helping hand to those on need ever making sacrifices in order to bring comfort or happiness of others. She was a member of the Methodist church ever since coming to California from her
home in Ellwood City, and was prominent in every branch of church work. She had been a member and prior to her death an officer of the local chapter of the Eastern Star for little more than a year but had won the love and
admiration of its entire membership.
The direct cause of death has not been definitely determined but the trouble can be traced to an absessed tooth which became infected about three weeks ago. It was the effects of this infection that brought about her death.
Aside from her husband, Burgess Eldridge M. Copenhaver, she is survived
by two sons, Harold aged 14, and Paul, aged 6, one daughter, Edna Mae,
aged 10 and two brothers Henry and Harry Kiesling, two sisters, Mrs. James
and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and her mother, Mrs. Mary Kiesling, all of Ellwood City.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Third street at 2 o'clock this afternoon with interment at Howe's cemetery.
In her death California feels a distinct loss and the sympathy of the
entire community is extended to the bereaved family to whom the loss of
such a wife and mother.
EAGYE, Dr. Vernon S.
CHARLEROI-Dr. Vernon S. Eagye, 81, a former dentist in Charleroi for approximately 40 years, died Monday Jan. 7, 1980 in the Boca Raton, Fla. Community Hospital.
Dr. Eagye graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1920 and opened his practice in Charleroi shortly thereafter. He kept the practice in Charleroi until he retired in 1965. He lived at 2730 S. Banyna Rd., Boca Raton at the time of his death.
Dr. Eagye was a member of the SAAE Temple of Pittsburgh and the Nemacolin Country Club. He belonged to the Country Club for 44 years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Charleroi.
Born Oct. 3, 1899 in Charleroi, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Alberta Sphar Eagye.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Provins) Eagye, two sons, Thomas R. Eagye of Pensacola, Fla., and Vernon A. Eagye of San Jose, Cal. and one sister, Jean F. Eagye of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Four grandchildren also survive.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi.
Kobus-Pauline Kobus, aged 89 years, wife of the late Charles Kobus, of Frye Station, Nov. 29, 1945 at 9 a.m. at Washington. Funeral from L.M.Frye Funeral Home, Main st.; services Dec. 1, 1945 at 10 a.m. from St. Nicholas G.C.church, Sixth st. & Marne ave., in charge Rev. John Hottovich, pastor. Burial Monongahela cemetery.
Lifelong Area Resident is Called By Death
Malcolm McMahon, Sr., 70 of 700 Young Avenue, Monongahela, a retired employe of the Donora plant of the American Steel and Wire Company and a lifelong resident of the area, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 1967, in the Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He had been ill ten days.
A son of James and Elizabeth MacInally McMahon, he was born in New Eagle on April 17, 1897. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Monongahela.
Surviving with his wife, Mary Eva McMahon, are two daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Betty) Ellsworth of Pittsburgh and Ruth Lochinger of Monesson; three sons, William J. of Monongahela, James P. of Siler City, North Carolina, and Malcolm, Jr., of Manville, N.J., and six grandchildren. Three brothers, Peter of Detroit, Mich., James of Florida, and Free of Monongahela, and three sisters, Margaret Irey, Mary McMahon and Thelma Lang, all of Monongahela also survive.
Friends are being received at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA.
MONONGAHELA-Mary Eva McMahon, 82, of 159 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela
died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1980 at 3:a.m. in her home after an illness of one
She was born Jan. 28, 1897 in Venetia, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Miller Prosser. Her husband Malcolm McMahon died in 1967.
A life-long resident of Monongahela, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Monongahela V.F.W. Post 1409 and she was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Betty) Ellsworth of Scott Twp., and Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Smith of New Eagle; three sons, Williams, with whom she resided, James of Siler City, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Jean Miller and Miss Anna Prosser, both of Richeyville and one brother, John Anderson.
Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the L.M.Frye Funeral Home, 427 w. Main Street, Monongahela.
July 13, 1915 -from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Aged Miner Died This Morning
James Miller, aged 68 years, died at his home
in Courtney this morning, of cancer of the stomach. The funeral will
take place from the home Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The deceased
was born in Scotland and came to America many years ago and settled in
the Monongahela valley where he was employed in the mines. He is
survived by his wife, two sons, Wm. Miller, of Bruce Station; James Miller,
of New Eagle; and two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Dagenkolk and Mrs. Elizabeth
Wallace, both of Monongahela.
June 8, 1926 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Mrs. Isabell Miller, 73 years old, died this
morning at 8:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Prosser,
of 244 Gregg street, from causes incidental to old age. The deceased,
who is the wife of James Miller, was born in Scotland, but has spent the
greater part of her life in this country.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, June 10 at 2:30 from the home of her daughter. Interment will be made in Monongahela cemetery.
NAYLOR, Catherine T.
Mrs. Catherine T. Naylor, 86, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of East Main Street, Black Diamond, Monongahela, died Friday, October 20, 1972 at 6 a.m. in Eason Nursing Home, Lakeworth, Florida.
She was born August 21, 1886, the daughter of George W. Teese (McMClay) and Margaret Hannigan Teese.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas T. Naylor and Oliver E. Naylor, both of Florida; daughters, Mrs. Rose Vincent of Elyria, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Applegate of Monongahela and Mrs. Gwen Morton of Bentleyville; nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Naylor, in 1971 and a son, Joseph Naylor, in 1964.
Friends will be received at the Scobee-Combs Funeral Home, 1622 N.E. Fourth Street, Boynton Beach, Floria.
NORRIS, Hildur Johnson
Services for Mrs. Hildur
(Hilda) C. Norris, 66, of 240 Pennsylvania Ave., Clairton, are scheduled
at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Elvs K. Whetsel Funeral Home, Clairton, with
the Rev. Walter J. Wissinger officiating.
Mrs. Norris, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clairton, died Saturday in McKeesport Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1897, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Johnson.
Surviving are her husband, Walter J, Norris; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Sykes of Crown Point, Ind; sons, Kenneth E. of Crown Point, Ind, Walter J. Jr. of West Mifflin, C. Melvin of Fairless Hills and Donald D. of Jefferson; a brother, Carl Johnson of Greensburg; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Swauger and Mrs. Sigred Kunkelman, both of McKeesport; and ten grandchildren.
Friends are being received at the funeral home and burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.
NORRIS, Walter J.
A former Clairton resident, Walter J. Norris, 70, of 735 Scott Drive, Crown Point, Ind., died Saturday.
Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Elva K. Whetsel Funeral Home, Clairton, where the Reverend Leander Ecola will conduct services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.
Mr. Norris was born Feb. 10, 1897, in Pittsburgh, son of the late Joseph and Fannie Ryan Norris. He was a welder in U.S. Steelís Clairton Works before retirement and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clairton.
Husband of the late Hildur Johnson Norris, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Sykes, with whom he resided; sons, Kenneth E. Norris of Bethel Park, Walter J. Jr. of West Mifflin, Melvin of Fairless Hills, and Donald D. of Jefferson; a brother, Edward Norris of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Nellie McMenamin of Steubenville, O.; and ten grandchildren.
PROSSER, Charles (submitted by Debbi Anthony)
May 31, 1927 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Robert Charles Prosser, aged 3 years, at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Prosesr, 244 Gregg Street,
Sunday evening, May 29, 1927. Funeral services Wednesday, June 1,
1927 at 2 p.m. from the residence. Interment Monongahela cemetery.
February 4, 1924 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
John Prosser Dead
John Prosser, aged 50 years, a well known resident
of First ward, died Saturday evening at his home in Gregg street.
The funeral will take place from the home of his son William Prosser, Gregg
street, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, interment Monongahela cemetery.
The deceased was an electrician in the employ of the Hillman Coal Co. He has been ailing for some time with kidney trouble, which culminated in his death. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Jean Miller of Fayette City; Mrs. Eva McMahon, Miss Anna Prosser and one son, William Prosser, all of this city. One brother, Griff Prosser of Brownsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Hart of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Hannah Felton of this city, also survive.
William J. Prosser, Jr., 59 of Broughton, South Park, died Friday, June
9, 1989 at his home.
He was born in Monongahela on October 29, 1929.
Mr. Prosser was employed by the Union Railroad as a conductor. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Lorretta Nabor Prosser; one son, William J. Prosser III; one daughter, Deborah Anthony of Elizabeth; two grandchildren, Francesca Prosser and Angela Anthony; one brother, Jack Prosser of Monongahela; and three sisters, Betty Mitts of Vero Beach, Fla., and Jo Fine and Trudie Dora, both of Monongahela.
Mrs. Prosser Dies; Resident of New Eagle
Mrs. William J. (Anna) Prosser, 58, of Main Street, New Eagle, died Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock in Monongahela Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since March 11. Mrs. Prosser was born in Rankintown, near Finleyville, January 10, 1902, a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Duke Thropp. She had lived in the Momongahela community since her marriage 38 years ago.
The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary to Sutman-Yohe Post, No. 1409, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Betty, wife of Charles Mitts of New Eagle, Eva Joan, wife of Russell Fine of Monongahela, R.D., and Trudie, wife of Steven Dora of Monongahela; two sons, John W. and William J. Prosser, Jr., both of Finleyville; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Broglie, the Misses Jean and Margaret Thropp, all of Union Valley: one brother, Robert Thropp of Finleyville.
Friends will be received after 12 o'clock noon tomorrow at the L.M.Frye Funeral Home, 427 West Main Street, Monongahela.
H.B. Simpson, 78, Meade & Howard Sts., suddenly at his home, Tuesday, May 17, 1955 at about 8 a.m. Friends received at late home; funeral rites there Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in charge Rev. C.N. Pickell, First Presbyterian Church pastor. Burial Monongahela Cemetery.
WALLACE, Walter (submitted by Debbi Anthony)
Feburary 10, 1930 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Saturday morning in Cleveland, Ohio, occurred
the death of Walter Wallace, a former resident of Monongahela, following
an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 12, 1930 at 2 p.m. from the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, corner of Elmira and Vine streets, with Rev. E.L.Hamilton, in charge. Interment will be in Monongahela cemetery.
November 30, 1945 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace
A resident of Monongahela all of her life,
Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, 67, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Malcolm
McMahon, in Stockdaletown at 8:30 a.m. today.
She was born May 28, 1878 at Baird Station, and was a member of the P.O.O.of A., the Daughters of America, and the Daughters of Scotia of Donora.
Surviving are a son, William Prosser, and a foster son, John Anderson, both of Monongahela, and four daughters, Mrs. McMahon, Mrs. John Miller of Richeyville, Pa., Anna Prosser and Gertrude Wallace, of Monongahela.
A brother, John Miller, of New Eagle, a sister, Mrs. Charles Dagenkolb of Lincoln Place, Pa., seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Services will be held from the McMahon home Monday at 2:30 p.m., in charge of the Rev. Carl K. Boyer, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will take place in the Monongahela cemetery.
April 28, 1947 - from the Monongahela Daily Republican
Gertrude F. Wallace
Miss Gertrude F. Wallace, aged 30 years, who
has lived with her sister, Mrs. Malcolm McMahon of 700 Young avenue, died
last night at 8:55 o'clock at the Cresson Hospital where she had undergone
treatment for the past three months; she had been ill for the past year.
The deceased was born July 25, 1916, in this city and had lived here all her life. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth Miller Prosser Wallace of Monongahela. Miss Wallace was a member of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. (Eva) McMahon, Mrs. John (Jean) Miller of Richeyville, and Miss Ann Prosser of Dormont; two brothers, William and John of this city.
Friends will be received at the Bebout and Yohe Company Funeral Home, Chess and Second streets, where funeral services are announced for two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Officiating at the rites will be the Rev. O.C.Metzger, her pastor. Interment will follow in Monongahela cemetery.