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From: Nancy Wilkinson <>
Subject: [ALL] Duquesne December 1936
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 00:43:39 -0400
>From the Duquesne Times, January 8, 1937. Article "Ups and Downs in
Duquesne in 1936" - the year in review. Will post each month separately.
December 4 Robert Fatzinger, well liked employe of the Duquesne plant, is
appointed superintendent of No, 4 open hearth department at Homestead.
Postmaster McDermott [note: my greatuncle] and his corps of assistants
distribute 3,050 Social Security act forms.
Father of William H. Williamson, a resident of Coalport, this state, dies at
the age of 90.
Among the deaths in Duquesne are Mrs. Joshua Davies, aged 37 years; Bernard
Fink, aged 61; and Mrs. Anna E. Snyder, aunt of Mrs. Denver Newman.
Milan Obradovich tires of life and hangs himself at 154 Milford street.
December 11 Tax rate remains the same for the year 1937 as in 1936 or 10
Carnegie-Illinois Corporation plans safety movement for year 1937.
Charles Harrop, well known in this city and a former employee of the local
steel plant, dies at his home in Florida.
Leonard H. Wilmot is selected to head Duquesne school board for the coming
year and Mrs. T. J. Tindall will act as vice president.
Council asks township residents for complete data in relation to plea for
Harry Hite, a former resident, dies at his home in McKeesport.
John Morini, father of Mrs. John Bedont, dies at his home at Boston.
John P. Mayer, a resident of Thompson Run and well known in this city, dies
at the age of 81.
December 18 Price of milk is up one cent per quart and chain stores are
notified to charge same as truck deliveries.
Council adopts 1937 tax budget and raises salaries 10 per cent.
Andrew Nesiti dies from injuries received in auto accident.
December 24 Patrolman Martin Sullivan causes much distress in city when he
starts on a murderous trip December 17th that brings death to five Duquesne
residents and lands another in McKeesport Hospital. Among his victims was
Mrs. Laura Bacon, one of Duquesne's best known women.
Interior work on new Duquesne post office is started.
Kolmon Kovacs, president of the Royal Manufacturing Company, in annual
statement, reports a splendid year for his company.
Murray Lenhart and Miss Ethel Johnson, two well known young people of this
city, are united in marriage Christmas Day.
Rev. Frasher, former pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this place, is
signally honored by the Boy Scouts of New Jersey when he is presented with
the Silver Beaver.
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