Saturday, June 5, 2010

obituaries posted

Hi Everyone,
It has been awhile since I posted. I have discovered the Newspaper collection on I have been searching in the Morning Herald from Uniontown PA and the Charleroi Mail from Charleroi, PA. I have found almost 200 articles and obituaries connected with the people who are buried in Beallsville Cemetery. I have posted about half of them and will try to get to the other half in the next few days.

As I've been scanning these papers that go back to 1914, I have noticed that in almost every paper there used to be at least one plane crash, many, many car crashed, mine accidents (not surprising for the Washington PA area since there were so many mines.) I guess it just never occured to me how many people used to die in these types of accidents before the advent of the safety measures we have today. Some of the stories I've found are very sad but I hope that the addition of these to the website, helps shed some light on what life was like in this area all those years ago.

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