Monday, June 1, 2009

More Obituaries

Muriel B. Jones
, 54, wife of David A. Jones, of Charleroi R.D.1., Fallowfield Township, died unexpectedly at her home at 12:30 am Thursday, August 6, 1954.
She was born in Deemston Borough, Nov 12, 1899, a daughter of the late Frank L. and Jennie Morton Baker.
Mrs. Jones was a teacher in Charleroi Public School system prior to her marriage and was a substitute in various schools since her marriage.
She was a member of the Charleroi Methodist Church, Charleroi Chapter Order of Eastern Star No 122, the Ladies Auxiliary McKean Commandry No. 80 Knights Templar, the Cloverleaf Club of Fallowfield Township.
She is survived by her husband, David A. Jones, three children, Kathleen, Eileen, and Wendell, at home; the following brother and sisters, Mrs. Mabel Thayer of Rhoadesville, VA., Mrs. Henry Galloway of Charleroi, R.D., J. Russell Baker, Paul M. Baker, L. Lloyd Baker, all three of Charleroi.

Mrs. Katherine L. Duvall
, 65, Bentleyville, wife of the late J. B. Duvall, died suddenly at 10:10 pm. Friday, April 15, 1955, in the Brownsville Hospital. She had been ill since Tuesday, but was admitted to the hospital only one hour before her death.
She was born in Centerville December 25, 1889. Mrs. Duvall was a member of the Centerville Methodist Church; Monongahela Valley DAR; the DAR of Bentleyville; and Eastern Star, Iron Bridge Chapter no. 255, Brownsville.
Her husband, a well-known Bentleyville merchant, died in February 1954.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dolly Park, Brownsville, two grandsons, Thomas E, III, and Kevin H.; two granddaughters, Renee and Karen H. Park, all of Brownsville; one brother, Raymond Stathers, Pittsburgh; and one cousin, Fred Stathers, Centerville. Two brothers, Goodloe and John Stathers, are deceased.

HILL (April 6, 1947)
Robert Hill,
14, son of Heston and Grace Dorsey Hill, died in his Washington home at 7 am yesterday. He was born in Washington July 22, 1932.
In poor health for five years, he had been confined to his home the past two years. He last attended school in December, 1944. He was a member of the third Presbyterian Church and of the Sunday school
Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, George and David, at home, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ora Hill, Centerville, and his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Dorsey, West Brownsville. A sister died in July 1931.
Friedns will be received at the home, 665 Donnan Avenue, until noon tomorrow when the body will be removed to the Graham P. Cowieson funeral home for services at 2:30 pm with Dr. W. Franklin Harkey in charge. Burial in Beallsville Cemetery.

[had he lived, this would have been my uncle]

Grace Dorsey Hill
, 87, of 665 Donnan Avenue, Washington, died Friday, February 27, 1987, at 6:50 am in her residence.
She was born April I, 1899, in West Brownsville, a daughter of Charles I. and Annie Watkins Dorsey.
A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan College of Delaware, Ohio, she had taught school in the early 1920s. Most recently she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hill was a member of the Church of the Covenant.
On October 16, 1926, in West Brownsville, she married Heston M. Hill, who survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, George D. Hill of Washington and David R. Hill or Williamsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Deceased are on son, Charles Robert Hill, one daughter, Dorothy Louise Hill; one brother, Ross Dorsey and one sister, Marjorie Cleaver.

[this was my grandmother]

Heston McKinley Hill
, 90, of 665 Donnan Avenue, Washington, died at 6 pm Monday, April 6, 1987, in Washington Hospital.
He was born November 26, 1896, in Washington County, a son of Ira and Ora Baker Hill.
Mr. Hill was a member of the church of the covenant, and was a former Elder and trustee of the church.
He retired as assistant vice president of Mellon Bank in Washington in 1961, following 38 years with that band and Citizens National Bank.
Mr. Hill was a graduate of Centerville High School and Penn State University.
He was a former president of the Washington School Board.
Mr. Hill was a member of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post No. 175 and the Hawkins Home Post of the VFW.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War I, when he served in the pacific Theater.
On October 16, 1926, he married Grace Dorsey in West Browsnville. She died February 27, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, George D. Hill of Washington and David R. Hill of Williamsville, N.Y.; and five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Deceased are one sister, Agnes Burke; one son, Robert Hill and one daughter Dorothy Louise Hill.

[this was my grandfather. He died on the exact same date – April 6 – 40 years after his son Charles Robert Hill died and only 2 months after his wife Grace Dorsey Hill died. I still miss my grandparents after all these years !! ]

Austin Snyder Amos
, 133 Maple Avenue, died Tuesday, June 29, 1954, at 10 pm. He had been in failing health for the past four months. Had he lived until July 19, he would have achieved his 95th year.
He had been a resident of Washington for the past 32 years since retiring from farming. He was born in Beallsville, a son of the late George and Isabelle Snyder Amos.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cora Shrumm, at whose home he died, and Mrs. Anna Smith, Wilkinsburg; one sister, Mrs. Mary Frances Thompson, Uniontown; and seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His wife Sarah Elizabeth and one son, Arthur, preceded him in death.

AMOS – funeral notice
Friends of Austin Snyder Amos
, 133 Maple Avenue, who died Tuesday, June 29, 1954, will be received at the G. Earl McCoy Mortuary, 835 Allison Ave, after 7 pm Wednesday, June 30, 1954, where funeral services will be held Friday, July 2 at 2 pm in charge of the Rev. Dr. Lester I. Snyder, former pastor of the Allison Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery.

SANTEE (a piece of this clipping was missing)
William Dale Santee, 20, of Fredericktown, RD 1 died suddenly Thursday, March 13, 1952, at 11:20 am shortly after returning from his employment at the -------supermarket in Washington.
Mr. Santee had worked at the store during the night and had arrived home at 10:30 am. Shortly after he arrived home he went outdoors to work in his flower garden where he was stricken and found dead by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Santee.
The cause of death had not been determined last night, although he was not known to have been ill.
He was born in Centerville Nov 7, 1931, a son of Ernest and Florence Bane Santee.
Mr. Santee was a member of Centerville Methodist Church. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1951.
He is survived by his parents; five brothers, Earl and Paul of Fredericktown, R.D.1; Edward, of 12 Park Place, Summit, NJ.; Robert and Clifford, in the U.S. Army in Germany; three sisters, Annabell, Betty and Shirley, all at home.

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