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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Subject: [PA-SW-OBITS] SCHAYES, COUCH, SINGERS, BISH, HOFFMAN Aug. 4, 1917 McDonald PA Outlook
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 08:35:46 -0500


SCHAYES, COUCH, SINGERS, BISH, HOFFMAN
Aug. 4, 1917 McDonald PA Outlook

Gregory SCHAYES was killed Thursday, July 26, at 1:16 o'clock, in the Jumbo
mine, now known as Montour No. 1, of the Pittsburg Coal company. He was
working in a main entry with his brother Arthur SCHAYES, when a fall of
slate caught him and crushed out his life.
Mr. SCHAYES was a well-known and respected mineworker and lived out Valley
street. He was born near Charleroi, Belgium, September 12, 1864, and came
to this country when a young man. He was united in marriage with Miss
Camille CARLEY and to this union five children were born, three of home are
still living. They are: Mrs. Wendell P. STAMPFLY, Fanny street, and George
and Telesphore at home. Mrs. SCHAYES survives; also his aged mother who
resides at Sturgeon and four brothers and sisters: Arthur SCHAYES of
McDonald, Eli J. SCHAYES of Sturgeon, Mrs. Adolph PLETINICKS and Mrs. Xavier
LORENT of the Monongahela Valley.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the French church of
McDonald.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hultz COUCH of Cherry Valley died
Tuesday, July 31, 1917. The child was about eight days old and was one of
twins. Besides the parents two other children survive. The funeral was
held Wednesday. Interment in Robinson's Run cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah A. SINGERS, in her 70th year, died at her home in Noblestown, at
6:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 1917, after a brief illness. Mrs. SINGERS, had
not been well for some time, but her condition was not considered serious
until within the last few days. Mrs. SINGERS was one of the oldest
residents of Noblestown, having lived here about 40 years. Three sons,
John, of Salem, W. Va., Joseph of California, Walter of Noblestown, and one
daughter, living near St. Louis, Mo., survive here. The funeral services
were held at the home in Noblestown, interment being made in South Side
cemetery, Pittsburg.

Mrs. Catherine BISH, aged 67 years, widow of George W. BISH, died at her
home in Valley street on Wednesday, August 1, 1917. Death was due to
cancer, from which he had suffered nearly nine months.
Mrs. BISH was born in Clarion Co., in 1850 and lived there until her
marriage to Mr. BISH in 1870. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. BISH lived
at Pithole City for about ten years. They located at Midway about
twenty-two years ago. Mr. BISH died September 9, 1912. Last October Mrs.
BISH moved to McDonald.
Mrs. BISH is survived by seven sons and two daughters: Charles of
Southview, James of Dennison, Ohio, Clarence, Oliver and Albert of McDonald,
John and Walter at home, Mrs. John BEERS of Santiago and Mrs. George
POWELSON of Midway. Eighteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Midway Friday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the Center cemetery at Midway.

Mrs. W. T. HOFFMAN, wife of Prof. W. T. HOFFMAN died at her home in
Monongahela City on Thursday morning, aged 60 years. She had been in
failing health for the past three years but had only been confined to her
bed for the past week.
Mrs. HOFFMAN was the daughter of W. C. and Margaret CAMPBELL and was born
at the CAMPBELL homestead south of Midway. She was married to Mr. HOFFMAN
October 11, 1883, and for some time after resided with her husband here.
For the last 20 years Professor and Mrs. HOFFMAN had made their home at
Monongahela.
Mrs. HOFFMAN was prominent in the church and charitable work. She was a
member of the Presbyterian church and of the W. C. T. U. of Monongahela.
Besides her husband she leaves four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. L. L.
GLADDEN of Carthage, Mo., Mrs. J. H. MCCLUSKEY of Orlando, Fla., Mrs.
Elizabeth LOUPE of Ingram, Mrs. S. A. MCCALMONT of Hickory, E. H. CAMPBELL
of Salem, O., and J. S. CAMPBELL of Monongahela.
Funeral services will be held at the late home today (Saturday) at 2:30 o'
clock. Interment will be in the Monongahela cemetery.




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