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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:19:19 -0400


Mrs. Zilphia ANTILL, aged 76 years, 5 months and 5 days, wife of
Edward ANTILL, who resides on his far near Venice, formerly known as the
Robert CARLISLE place, died Sunday night, January 19, about 10:30 o'clock.
Mrs. ANTILL's father was Uriah SPRAGG of Greene County, now deceased. She
and Mr. ANTILL were married in 1852. Five sons and two daughters were born
to them, who with their father survive. They are: Leamon, John, Jacob,
William and Milton, all at home; Mrs. Isabelle WHITLATCH, also at home, and
Mrs. Sarah Jane TUSTIN, wife of James TUSTIN of Imperial. Two brothers also
survive L. D. SPRAGG of Marion, Ohio, and Uriah SPRAGG of Greene County, Pa.
There are seven grandchildren. Mrs. ANTILL united with the M. E. Church
early in life and was a consistent Christian. The funeral services were
held Wednesday morning in the Venice U. P. Church, conducted by Rev. W. M.

Captain J. P. KLECKNER, until two years ago a resident of
McDonald, died at Fountain, Colorado, Monday, January 20, aged 67. The
deceased was born in Venango. On August 19, 1861, he enlisted as a private
in Co. F, 83d Penn'a Volunteers. After serving four years all but a month,
he was mustered out as captain of Co. D. He was wounded in the leg from
which he suffered until death. Captain KLECKNER was a charter member of
Leint. S. M. ADAMS Post, G. A. R., of McDonald, and was its first commander.
His wife survives him. Mrs. Wm. FORINGER of Third street is a daughter.

*According to a "society" item in the same paper, Mrs. FORINGER had an
unnamed sister at Fayette City, PA

Joseph Dillworth MCMINN was laid to rest last Friday afternoon,
just one week later than his cousin Harry, whom Dillie nursed through his
last illness.

*McMinn column

Joseph Dillworth MCMINN, 45 years old, died Thursday morning,
January 15, at his home near McMinn, of pneumonia, after only a few days'
illness. Mr. MCMINN had resided here all his life and was well known. He
was a generous whole-hearted man, always ready to help in time of need. He
is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hannah DILLWORTH MCMINN, and these sisters,
Mrs. Gertrude SMILEY of Ohio, Misses Anna and Laura, all at home. Funeral
services were held in the Valley Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. W.
J. SNYDER, on Friday at 2:30 p.m. A large concourse of friends followed the
body to its resting place in the Valley cemetery.

*Imperial column

Miss Ollie MCMINN died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Hannah
MCMINN, on Tuesday morning at six o'clock of typhoid pneumonia, after an
illness of less than two weeks. She is the oldest sister of Dillworth
MCMINN, the young man who was buried from the same home last Friday
afternoon. The mother and sisters have the sympathy of the entire

*McMinn column

One after another, three aged members of the same family,
residing near Murdocksville, have passed away since the beginning of the New
Year. The family is now extinct, as none left any children.

John COVENTRY, aged 76; Mrs. Mathilda COVENTRY SEARIGHT, aged
82, and Miss Mary Jane COVENTRY, aged 80, lived together on a farm, part of
which was in Allegheny County, another section in Beaver and the rest in
Washington County. Mrs. SEARIGHT's husband had dies soon after their
wedding, and she and her brother and sister had lived together on the farm
mentioned for half a century.

The brother, John, died January 2; as a result of worry over his
death, Mrs. SEARIGHT died January 10, and Miss COVENTRY passed away January
20. She had worried constantly over the deaths of her brother and sister.
Being the last of the family, the shock was felt more keenly. She had to be
carried to and from the carriage while attending the funerals of her brother
and sister. Her death was attributed to worry and the ills incident to old

The brother and two sisters were all members of the Robinson
United Presbyterian Church. Funeral services for Miss COVENTRY were
conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her late home by the Rev. F.

*Imperial column

Mrs. A. L. RUSSELL anttended the funeral of A. M. RUSSELL at
Hickory, Wednesday.

*Midway column

The mother of W. M. BARBOUR is dead at her home near Hanlin.

*Midway column

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