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Subject: [PAFAY] Re: SCRAPBOOK: HOY, STEFL, RICHARDS, CAMINO, MURPHY, WEITZEL, REILLY, AUTERNREITHS, RAILROAD CROSSING, DINGLE, MANSPEAKER, ARSON FIRE, HUGHES,
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 05:53:37 -0700 (MST)
DAVID and LOU CHUN HOY, wish the citizens of Brownsville Happy Chinese New
Year, the beginning of 4675, the year of the serpent, Feb. 18, 1977.
This year the HOYS were busy in their shop, the Yee Hoy Hand Laundry on
Market St. MR. HOY explained that when the children were home there was a
great deal of celebration and many delicacies were cooked. Now the six
children are all away at school, the celebration will begin more quietly.
The children are graduates or are attending various schools. EDWARD, 19
is a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, studying mine engineering.
EDMUND, 23, was graduated from Duquesne University and is employed as an
accountant, EDWIN, 25, the only child married was graduated from Duquesne
and is employed by General Electric. MILDRED, 26, was graduated from
Duquesne and is a nurse at West Penn Hospital, JOYCE, 27, was graduated
from Waynesburg College and is employed on the sales staff at Kaufmann's.
LILY, 29, was graduated from Carnegie-Mellon and is on the senior research
staff at Pitt.
RICHARDS, MAUDE, 92, a former resident of Brownsville, died Feb. 27, 1977
in her home in Chula Vista, CA. she was born Sept 24, 1885, a daughter of
ALICE and DANIEL WHETSEL. She was a former member of the Baptist Church
in Brownsville. Survivors include a daughter, MRS. DOROTHY EVANS, a son,
CLINTON P. RICHARDS. Her husband, RALPH C. RICHARDS is deceased. A
brother, WILLIAM, three sisters, MRS. URELLA KELLEY, MRS. ALBERTA HESS
and MISS BLANCHE WHETSEL are deceased. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park
in San Diego, CA.
STEFL, EDELINE S, 68, 321 Front St. Brownsville died Feb. 4, 1977 in her
home. She was born Aug. 5, 1908 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late
NORMAN and NETTIE B. MULENBERG SUTER. She was a member of St. Andrew's
Lutheran Church, Brownsville. Her husband, CHARLES A. STEFL died July 9,
1970. Survivors include two daughters, MRS. DOROTHY SHARPNACK, and MRS.
ELAINE SHEEHAN, two sons, DONALD STEFL and DR. THOMAS STEFL; six sisters,
MRS. NAOMI LAMB, MISS ELMA SUTER, MRS. BERNICE GEISTHORPE, MRS. DORTHALENE
ROSE, MRS OPAL KAITNER, and MRS. RUBY HARMON, and a brother, BLAIR N.
SUTER. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
CAMINO, LAWRENCE C., 32, R.D.#, St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Allison
#2 was dead on arrival Feb. 17, 1977, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling WV of
injuries suffered in a traffic accident in St. Clairsville, OH. He had
stopped to assist at the scene of an accident and was struck by a vehicle.
He was born Nov. 28, 1944 in West Brownsville, the son of ARNOLD and
MARGARET HUGHES CAMINO. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War and a
self-employed truck driver. In addition to his parents, he is survived by
two sons, ARRON and CHRISTOPHER, a brother, ARNOLD, two sisters, MRS.
LINDA PETROSKY and MISS LAURA CAMINO; and his paternal grandmother, ANNA
CAMINO. Burial in LaFayette Cemetery.
MURPHY, NANCY, 86, 247 Thornton Rd. Brownsville, died Feb. 8. 1977 in
Brownsville General Hospital. She was born May 20, 1890 in Redstone Twp.,
the daughter of the late JOHN W. and IDA H CRAWFORD STEWART. A member of
the South Brownsville Methodist Church, she was a member of the Susannah
Wesley Class and taught Sunday School for many years. Her husband, HENRY
MURPHY died Aug. 5, 1972.
Surviving are a brother, PERCY B. STEWART. Burial in Redstone Cemetery.
FEB. 23, 1977, Lack of heat forced Autenreith's Dollar Store in
Brownsville out of business. REBECCA F. WELLER, manager, said the store
has been without heat due to a furnace breakdown since Jan 13., and there
has been no move by the building owner to have it repaired. Picture shows
remaining stock being removed from the building.
1977 MR. and MRS. W.D. WEITZEL, Telegraph Road, Brownsville, have
announced the marriage of their daughter, JACQUELIN to ANTHONY LOSKOCH,
son of MR. and MRS. ANTHONY LOSKOCH, Gibsonia. The ceremony was
solemnized in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Gibsonia.
Picture from the collection of JOHN S EDWARDS, showing the tower at the
end of the Intercounty Bridge on Water St. in Brownsville which operated
the gates for the railroad crossing prior to the erection of the current
bridge. (this would be circa 1914)
ATTORNEY DANIEL G. REILLY, Uniontown has revealed he will be a candidate
for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Fayette County. Feb. 23, 1977
FEB. 19, 1977 THOMAS DINGLE, 100, a retired coal miner and a Brownsville
resident for the past 36 years is pictured getting ready for a "good
smoke" from his pipe. There will be a birthday party at the South Hills
Recreation Building. He was born in Connellsville and married to the late
MARY ANN FRANKS. The couple had 8 children, 5 of whom survive. The five
children are: MRS. MARY ANN BOLIN, MRS. PEARL DICENZI, MRS. HAZEL WIBLE,
MRS. MARGARITE HYRENO, and MRS. DELANINE CAMPBELL. Three sons, RAYMOND,
WILLIAM, and JAMES and a daughter, MRS. GENEVIEVE RATICA are deceased.
FEB. 23, 1977, South Brownsville Fire Chief, EDWARD NICHOLSON, said arson
was the cause of the fire that destroyed the vacant frame office building
of old Lock 5. According to FRANK J. DURINZI, Lockmaster at Maxwell
locks, the building was reconstructed in the 1950's and was used as the
lockmaster's office for old lock 5.
MANSPEAKER, JOSEPH G., 62, OF 240 Bank St. Brownsville, died Feb. 15, 1977
in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 23,
1914 in Monongahela, the son of MRS.LENORA MANSPEAKER WARD and the late
DAVID MANSPEAKER. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was
retired on a physical disability from the Monongahela Railway Co.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, MRS. IVA K. BURNS
MANSPEAKER, two daughters, MISS BONNIE MANSPEAKER and MRS. MARY JO
HARAGOS; a brother, CHALMER; two step-brothers, DONALD and EUGENE WARD,
and two granddaughters, BONNIE JO and JENNIFER ANN HARAGOS. Burial in
There is a full page article from the Brownsville Telegraph, vol. 62,
no.34, pg. 1 by David E. Lester. It is an interview with CAPTAIN LEO F.
HUGHES, JR.. Hughes described the treachery of the Mon, especially during
the freezes. There are pictures of the ALICIA, a wooden paddlewheeler,
being held in place by the ice.
CAPTAIN HUGHES reports that during the early 40's it took 6 hours to move
1.5 miles in the ice choked waters of the Monongahela.
Hannah Millward Fisher
The University of Arizona
(520) 626-2933 (voice) Arizona Health Sciences Library
1501 N. Campbell, P.O. Box 245079
(520) 626-2922 (fax) Tucson, AZ 85724-5079
"The statements expressed herein are my own and should not be taken as a
position, opinion or endorsement of the University of Arizona."
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