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MRS. AGNES E. TOPLEY

February 28, 1951

Friends are being received in the Maloy Funeral Home, Duquesne, for Mrs. Agnes E. Topley, who died yesterday at 3:15 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Irwin of 322 Wilmot St., Duquesne, where she resided.

Requiem high mass is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. J. J. Kelly officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Duquesne.

Daughter of the late James and Katherine Coyle, Mrs. Topley was born in England and had been a resident of Duquesne and McKeesport for many years. She was a member of the Holy Name Church in Duquesne and the Altar Society of the church. Her husband was the late Richard Topley.

In addition to Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. Topley is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Alice Anderson of White Oak; three sons, Roy, Raymond and Leonard of Duquesne; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

McKeesport Daily News

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MRS. BERNARD McDERMOTT, Sr.

August 12, 1929

Mrs. Annie Butler McDermott, 63 years old, wife of Bernard McDermott, Sr., of 206 Wilmot street, Duquesne, dies Saturday night at 11:45 o'clock at her home after an illness of about a year. A resident of that city for the past 40 years she was widely known and highly respected and a member of the Holy Name R. C. church. She was born in Scotland on May 24, 1866. Besides her husband she leaves the following children, James, Michael, George, Bernard, Junior and Daniel, all at home, and John, Philip, Mrs. Homer Smouse, Mrs. Roy Topley and Mrs. C. T. Schorr, all of Duquesne. Two brothers and two sisters, John Butler, of Duquesne; James Butler, of Verona; Mrs. Mary Price, of Munhall, and Mrs. W. J. Daley, of Farrell, Pa., survive her. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock in the Holy Name church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. David J. Walsh. Burial will be at the Holy Name cemetery, Duquesne.

McKeesport Daily News and The Duquesne Times

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MRS. BESSIE NATCHER

April 2, 1958

NATCHER - Mrs. Bessie H., 114 20th Ave., Munhall, died Monday in Homestead Hospital. She was a member of the Homestead Park Methodist Church, and had served as tax collector in Mifflin township, later in Munhall, for 30 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Wilkinson, Bedford, Pa., Mrs. Charles (Ann) Sullivan, Homestead Park, and Mrs. Bernice Robertson, Munhall; one son, William Natcher, Homestead Park; one sister, Mrs. William Phelan, Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the George I. Green Funeral Home where services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Leroy Hollenbeck officiating. Interment in Homestead cemetery.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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BERNARD McDERMOTT Sr.

September 16, 1949

Bernard McDermott Sr., 93, died yesterday at 9:45 p.m. at the home of a son, James J. McDermott of 132 Friendship Ave., Duquesne, where he was residing. Born in Scotland, Mr. McDermott had lived for 60 years in Duquesne. He was a former Democratic Party chairman in Duquesne and a member of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne, its Holy Name and Altar Societies and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 33. His wife was the late Annie Butler McDermott.

Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Shaughnessy Funeral Home, Duquesne, where a funeral will be held on Monday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at the Holy Name Church with the Rev. Paul Nee officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, James J., John L., Phillip S., Bernard M. and Daniel P. of Duquesne and George J. of Homestead; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smouse and Mrs. Roy G. Topley of Duquesne and Mrs. Casper T. Schorr of Munhall; and twelve grandchildren.

McKeesport Daily News and The Duquesne Times

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CHARLES NATCHER

April 6, 1910

Charles Natcher, aged 58 years, one of the oldest residents of this place, died this morning at his home on Third avenue. The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers in Homestead and was well known to the old residents, he taking a prominent part in the affairs of the town in the early days, but for the past fifteen years he had virtually been an invalid, being confined to his home most of the time with rheumatism. He was a member of several secret organizations. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Charles, who is employed in the paymaster's office at the steel works, and Herbert, who is employed in the mills; also his mother, who is 87 years of age and resides on Linden avenue, East End, and four sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, at home, and Mrs. Ida Beamer of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Verda Kirchenbower, of Pittsburg.

The deceased was born in Carlisle, Pa., and moved to Pittsburg when he was 16 years of age. In 1881 he located in Homestead and for several years was connected with Schuchman & Co.'s big department store, the first of its kind in the town. He later on was with John Bower, a hardware dealer

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

April 7, 1910

The funeral services over the remains of Charles Natcher will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at his late residence on Third avenue. Rev. Wolfe, of the First M.E. church, will conduct the services.

Funeral services will be held in his late residence on Alberta street, Homestead Park, at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening. Rev. L. S. Wilkinson of the First M. E. church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. LaPage of the Homestead Park M. E. church. Interment will be made Friday in Homestead cemetery.

Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Godfrey Natcher, and four children: Bernice, Margaret, William and Anna. Also one brother, Herbert Natcher of Homestead.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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ZELLA MAY SICKMAN WILKINSON

June 29, 1937

Mrs. Zella May Sickman Wilkinson, died at her home 236 East Eugene avenue, Monday evening June 28th, following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, the daughter of George L. and Anna Belle Curry Sickman. The farm where she was born practically adjoins the present Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery where she is to be burried. She had lived a number of years in the Homestead District, being very widely known.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Homestead, the Daughters of America of Belle Vernon, Pa.; and the Eastern Star of Belle Vernon, Pa

Surviving are her husband, B.Y. Wilkinson; 4 sons, George Harold, Benjamin Young, John Phillips, Samual Arthur, and 1 daughter, Zella May Wilkinson, all of the Homestead district; 4 grandchildren, 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Friends will be received at her home, 236 East Eugene avenue, Munhall, where services will be held Thursday afternoon, July 1st, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Yeaworth, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Her husband, B.Y. Wilkinson is Supervising Principal of Calhoun Jr. High of West Homestead.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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RICHARD JOHN TOPLEY

July 14, 1942

A former McKeesport resident who moved to Duquesne ten years ago, Richard John Topley, 67, died at his home there, 904 Crawford Ave., early this morning.

He was born in England, May 14, 1875, and is survived by his widow, Agnes Coyle Topley; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Anderson, of McKeesport; Mrs. Mildred Wilson, at home; three sons, Roy and Raymond, of Duquesne; Pvt. Leonard, of Fort Russell, Tex.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Conlon, of McKeesport; and Mrs. Alice Welsh, of South Gate, Cal.

Friends will be received at the Maloy Funeral Home, Duquesne, until Friday at 9 a.m. when a requiem high mass will be sung at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, of which Mr. Topley was a member. The Rev. J.J. Kelly will be in charge, and burial will follow in St.Joseph's Cemetery, Duquesne. Mr.Topley also belonged to the Holy Name Society.

McKeesport Daily News

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BENJAMIN Y. WILKINSON

July 25, 1967

WILKINSON - Benjamin Y. Sr. of 236 E. Eugene Ave., Munhall, died Monday, July 24, 1967 in Bedford, Pa. Mr. Wilkinson was retired in 1950 as supervising principal of the West Homestead Schools after 51 years in education. He was a member and past Elder of the Homestead United Presbyterian Church, an honorary member of the Belle Vernon Lodge No.643 F&AM, a member of the Retired Teachers Assn. of Pennsylvania, P.S.E.A., N.E.A., the Junior O.U.A.M. of Coal Valley; also treasurer of the Junior W.P.I.A.L. and trustee of the Munhall Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Zella Smith of Cresco, Pa.; two sons, Harold of Bedford and Samuel of New York; also father of the late john and Benjamin Y. Wilkinson Jr.; also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. at the George Irvin Green Funeral Home, 3511 Main St., (Homestead Park) Munhall, where services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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FELIX BUTLER

December 3, 1920

Felix Butler, a widely-known citizen, died last Saturday evening, the dissolution taking place at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. McDermott of 208 Wilmot Street. Mr.Butler was born in Ireland and was aged 74 years. He came to this country 52 years ago and for the past 30 years had been a resident of this city. He first was employed at the old glass house here and later became an employee of the city water department. For the past three years, he had been inactive because of ailments of advanced age. His death was due to these ailments. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic church and is survived by five children: Health Officer Butler of this city, James Butler of Donora, Mrs.William Dailey of Farrell, and Mrs. B. McDermott and Mrs. George Price of this city. His wife died 25 years ago. The funeral took place Tuesday morning from the Holy Name church and interment was made in the Holy Name cemetery.

Duquesne Times

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JAMES CAREY BUTLER

October 27, 1949

James C. Butler, Local Pharmacist Dies in Hospital

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for James C. Butler, aged 49, of 1005 Sherman Ave., who died on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Butler founded the local firm of Butler Bros. Drug Stores, which has been operated for several years from two locations, 37 and 818 W. Grant Ave. A brother, Cyril D., operates the store at 818 Grant.
Mr. Butler was a member of the Duquesne lions Club, th G. B. U. and the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Duquesne; the Duquesne Business Men's Association; the Duquesne Sportsmen's Club; and the McKeesport Branch, Knights of Columbus.
He was affiliated also with the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association.
He was a founder and an active member of the Duquesne Golf Association, and was instrumental in woek done here in the interest of a community hospital.
He was born in Duquesne on Aug. 25, 1900, a son of Mrs. Mary Carey Butler and the late John Butler. Graduated from Duquesne High School in 1919, he later was graduated from the School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, and entered the pharmacal profession here.
He is survived by his mother; his widow, Mrs. Myra Cairns Butler; three children, Jean, Mary Zella and James Jr., at home; a sister, Miss Catherine J. Butler, Duquesne, head librarian at Homestead's Carnegie Library; three brothers, Joseph A. of McKeesport; Regis E. and Cyril D. of this city.
Friends were received at the Shaughnessy Funeral Home, 27 S. Second St., where there was a blessing service on Tuesday morning followed by requiem high mass at the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. J. J. Kelly officiating. Interment was made in the St. Agnes Cemetery in West Mifflin.

Duquesne Times and McKeesport Daily News

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JOHN JOSEPH BUTLER

Feb 13, 1939

BUTLER - Funeral services for John Joseph Butler of 17 North Fifth Street, Duquesne will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with requiem high mass at the Holy Name R.C. Church with Rev. J.J. Kelly in charge. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Thompson Run. Friends are being received at the late residence. Leo A. Maloy, Funeral Director, 616 West Grant Avenue, Duquesne, is in charge of arrangements.

McKeesport Daily News

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HUGH MCDERMOTT

June 11, 1921

Hugh McDermott, aged 56 years and 11 months, died yesterday morning at 8:05 o’clock at his home in Coulter from a complication of ailments with which he had been ill for the past nine months. He is survived by his wife and four children, ???ley and John McDermott, at home; Patrick Graham and Mrs.????d Stubb, both of this city; and two brothers, John McDermott of Versailles, and Barney McDermott, of Duquesne. The funeral service will be held on Monday morning in St. Patrick’s R. C.church, Alpsville, and interment will be at that place.

McKeesport Daily News

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JOHN J. MCDERMOTT

January 21, 1935

John J. McDermott, about 81, died yesterday morning at 8:45 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs.Christopher Bates, 307 Railroad Street, Versailles, where he made his home. He had been ailing for about a year and was bedfast the past week. Mr. McDermott was born in Scotland and resided in Versailles for the past twenty years. He was a member of St. Peter’s R.C. Church and of the A.I.A. of Division No. 16, A.O.H. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Christopher Bates and Mrs. James Williamson of Versailles, Mrs. Henry Scott of McKeesport, Mrs. Harry Rodibaugh of Ligonier, Pa., Mrs. Howe Defendorf of Auburn, N.Y.; and by one brother, Bernard McDermott of Duquesne. Friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Bates until Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock when services will be conducted at St. Peter’s R.C. church by Rev. P.J. O’Connor. Interment will be in New St. Joseph’s cemetery.

McKeesport Daily News

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MARTIN MCDERMOTT

January 14, 1898

Martin McDermott, aged 37 years and 6 months, and unmarried, died this morning at 4:25 o’clock at the residence of his brother, Bernard McDermott, of Grant avenue, Duquesne. Deceased was a resident of Coultersville and went to Duquesne to visit about two weeks ago. He had been suffering from a complication of ailments for a long time. He was a brother of Postmaster Michael McDermott, of Coultersville. The remains were taken to Coultersville this afternoon. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 9 o’clock; interment at Alpsville.

McKeesport Daily News

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CHARLES E. NATCHER

November 10, 1920

Charles Natcher Dies Tuesday After Illness Charles E. Natcher, aged 45 years, of Alberta street, Homestead Park, assistant to the assistant paymaster at Homestead Steel Works, died at 6:30 o’clock last evening in the West Penn hospital after an illness of two months. He was very popular with the officials and workmen at the big plant who will regret to hear of his death. He was born in Southside, Pittsburgh, but spent most of his life in this vicinity and was highly respected. Mr. Natcher was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, Jr. O.U.A.M. and the Grand Fraternity. Funeral services will be held in his late residence on Alberta street, Homestead Park, at 8 o’clock tomorrow evening. Rev. L. S. Wilkinson of the First M. E. church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. LaPage of the Homestead Park M. E. church. Interment will be made Friday in Homestead cemetery. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Godfrey Natcher, and four children: Bernice, Margaret, William and Anna. Also one brother, Herbert Natcher of Homestead.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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HELEN KATHERINE TOPLEY

November 26, 1926

Helen Katherine Topley, daughter of Richard J. and Agnes Coyle Topley of 217 Ann Street, died in the McKeesport hospital Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock as a result of shock suffered after undergoing an operation for appendicitis about a week ago. She was born in Clairton May 28, 1906, and was twenty years, seven months and 26 days old. She had been employed as a clerk in the Hartford Insurancy Company’s offices in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Sodality of St. Peter’s R. C. church. Besides her parents she is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Richard J. , Roy G., Raymond V., Leonard J., Mildred R. and Mrs. John Anderson, all of this city. The funeral services are to be conducted in St.Peter’s R.C. Church Saturday morning at 9 o’clock with Rev. P. J. O’Connor officiating. Interment will be in the new St.Joseph’s cemetery.

McKeesport Daily News

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JAMES TOPLEY

February 13, 1906

James Topley, Sr., one of the best known old residents of this section and one of the first to settle in North Versailles township, is dead at the Topley homestead in that township as a result of an attack of pneumonia, while his little grandson, James Topley, the Third, is lying at the point of death with the same disease, not more than several hundred feet from where his grandfather passed away. A peculiar feature in connection with the death of Mr. Topley is that both he and his grandson, who is just seven years old, contracted the disease on the same day. When the physician was called to attend the boy he was sent over to look after the grandfather. This was about a week ago. Today the grandfather died, and when the news reached the grandchild, his condition became alarming and it is not thought that he can recover. James Topley, Sr., was aged about 69 years. He was born in England and came to this country many years ago. He was one of the first to settle in North Versailles township, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Topley’s death occurred at exactly 12 o’clock today. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of this city, also a deacon and one of the leaders of the congregation. Mr. Topley was also a member of Alliquippa lodge, No. 367, Knights of Pythias, of the Eighth ward, being one of the three surviving charter members up until the time of his death. He is survived by five daughters, Anna, wife of William Russell; Mary, wife of C.D. Richards; Agnes, wife of Thomas Moore, all of east McKeesport; Maggie, wife of William Stucki, of the Fawcett plan; and Rachel, wife of Arthur Binn, of East McKeesport; also two sons, James Topley, Jr., the well known ice and coal dealer, and John Topley, both of whom reside in North Versailles township adjoining the old homestead of their father. Mr. Topley is also survived by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral arrangements have not been completed at this writing.

McKeesport Daily News

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RICHARD JOHN TOPLEY, JR.

September 4, 1941

Richard J. Topley Jr., about 45, commander of McKeesport Chapter 81, D. A. V., died today at the Veterans Hospital, The Bronx, New York, where he had been a patient for the last six months. Mr. Topley’s home was at 134 North Third St., Duquesne. He had been employed as a time keeper at the Duquesne Works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp., and was a member of the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Topley is survived by his widow, Mary McCabe Topley; three daughters, Virginia, Kathryn, and Rose Mary; one son, Richard; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Topley Sr., of Duquesne; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Anderson of McKeesport; and Mrs. Mildred Wilson, of Duquesne; three brothers, Roy, Raymond, and Leonard, all of Duquesne. The body is being brought to Duquesne for burial and will arrive a the Maloy Funeral Home some time tomorrow.

McKeesport Daily News

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SAMUEL JOHN TOPLEY

March 31, 1958

Samuel J. Topley, retired vice chairman of the Allegheny County tax board, died Saturday night after a heart attack suffered in his home, 468 Greensburg Ave., East McKeesport. He was 82. He had been vice chairman and secretary of the Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review, the official name of the tax board, since its formation in 1942. He was retired three months ago. Mr. Topley was an individualist who never changed his Republican registration even though he worked for the Democratic county administration. He once served as Clerk of Courts. He was born Oct 31, 1875, in North Versailles Twp., a son of the late James and Mary Blakley Topley. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Zelma Sarver Topley; a son, John G. Topley, bank director and real estate man in East McKeesport; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Moore of East McKeesport and Mrs. Rachel Binns of Florida. Friends are being received at the residence and will be received at the Presbyterian Church, East McKeesport, from 1 p.m. tomorrow until 2 p.m. when services will be conducted by the Rev. David A. Haines. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. The Jones Funeral Home, Wilmerding, has charge of funeral arrangements.

McKeesport Daily News

 

ROY G. TOPLEY

October 25, 1964

On Sunday, Oct. 25, 1964, Roy G. of 135 Friendship Ave., Duquesne; beloved husband of Ann McDermott; father of Roy P. Topley and Mrs. Mary Jane Wilkinson; brother of Mrs. Alice Anderson, Mrs. Mildred Irwin, Raymond and Leonard Topley; also nine grandchildren. Family will receive friends 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. at the Jack L. Teichart Funeral Home, Kennedy Ave. at Wilmot St., Duquesne. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Requiem high mass in St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m.

Duquesne Times

 

October 26, 1964

Roy G. Topley, 65, of 135 Friendship Ave., Duquesne, died yesterday in Shadyside Hospital. Friends are being received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. in teh Jack L. Teichart Funeral Home where services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with requiem high mass at 10 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne. The Rev. Robert O. Hermann will officiate and interment will tak place in Holy Name Cemetery, Duquesne. Mr. Topley was born in Bunola on April 27, 1899, son of the late Richard and Agnes Coyle Topley. He had resided in Duquesne for 36 years and was a retired supervisor with the Duquesne Light Co. and a member of St. Joseph Church and its Holy Name Society. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Duquesne and was on the executive committee of Mon Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ann McDermott Topley; a son, Roy P. Topley of Pleasant Hills; a daughter Mrs. Mary Jane Wilkinson of Irwin; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Alice Anderson of White Oak and Mrs. Mildred Irwin of Wlizabeth; and brothers, Raymond Topley of West Mifflin and Leonard Topley of McKeesport.

The Daily News, McKeesport

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JENNIE C. CAREY

March 1, 1929

Jennie C. Carey of 17 North Fifth street, died Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock. She was born in Mifflin township but had lived for many years in Duquesne. She is survived by her father, John Carey, Sr., of this city; one brother John N. Carey, of Oakmont, Pa. and one sister, Mrs. John Butler, of this city. Funeral services were held from the home of her father, 17 North Fifth street, Monday morning at 9 o'clock with requiem high mass following at the Holy Name R. C. church at 5:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. David J. Walsh. Interment was made in St. Ann's cemetery, Mifflin township.

Duquesne Times, Friday, March 8, 1929

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JOHN CAREY, SR.

November 15, 1929

John Carey, Sr., Aged 92, Succumbs

After little more than a week' s illness. John Carey, Sr., venerable citizen of Duquesne who was in the 92nd year of his age, passed peacefully away at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Butler, 17 North Fifth street, yesterday morning at 1 o'clock. The deceased was born in Ireland and had emigrated to this country when quite young. He was one of the Duquesne pioneers, a stone-mason by occupation and had been a resident of Duquesne for the past thirty-nine years. He is survived by one son, John N. Carey, of Oakmont. and a daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Butler of this city.

During his long abode in Duquesne he was known as a man of sterling character. He was interested in his city and its progress and was a devouted and practical Christian having affiliation with the Holy Name Catholic church. His wife, Catherine Nolan Carey preceded him in death 46 years ago. The funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 o'clock from the Holy Name church, with requiem high mass being said by Father Walsh. Interment will be made in St. Agnes' cemetery, Thompson Run.

Duquesne Times, Monday, November 15, 1929

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HAROLD G. WILKINSON

March 12, 1989

Harold G. Wilkinson, 81, of 105 Barclay St., Bedford, died Sunday, March 12, 1989, at Garden State Community Hospital in Marlton, N.J.

He was born June 24, 1907, in Coal Valley to the late Benjamin Y. and Zella (Sickman) Wilkinson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret V. Natcher, on Sept. 9, 1988.

He is survived by two sons, George H., married to the former Mary Jane Topley, of North Huntingdon, and David M., married to the former Doris Snyder, of Chesterfield, N.J.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Also surviving are a brother, Samuel Wilkinson of Ocala, Fla., and a sister, Zella Smith of Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Wilkinson and Benjamin Wilkinson Jr.

Mr. Wilkinson was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford Elks Lodge No. 1707 and the Retired Teachers Association.

He graduated from Belle Vernon High School and California State Teachers College, and received his masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Wilkinson had been a resident of Bedford for the past 39 years, and was retired as a school teacher and football coach at Bedford High School. He also had taught and coached at Duquesne, Baldwin and Clairton high schools.

Funeral services Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev Dr. M. Edgar Datesman officiating. Burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until hour of service.

Those wishing may make contributions to the Bedford Presbyterian Church in memory of Mr. Wilkinson.

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ANNA VIRGINIA NATCHER

August 10, 1911

Anna Virginia, the fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert Natcher, of Third avenue, died last evening after a few days illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of its grand mother Mrs. Anna C. Natcher, No. 112 Third avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. David D. Sleppy, pastor of the Munhall Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot in Homestead cemetery.

Homestead Daily Messenger

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WILLIAM NATCHER

May 3, 1855

A Token of Regard

At a meeting of the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College, held April 30, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased an all-wise God to remove from our midst our brother William J. Natcher, a member as beloved by the society for the qualities of his heart, as he was honored for his abilities as a student. Therefore

Resolved, That we deeply deplore the loss of an active and efficient member, and sincerely sympathize with his bereaved relatives.

Resolved, That we wear the usual badge of mourning, and shroud our Hall for the space of thirty days.

Resolved, That we follow the remains of our deceased brother to his last resting place.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased and that they be published in the Carlisle papers.

Chas. F. Himes
Thompson P. Ege
Luther M. Lyon

Com. Of B. L. S.

American Volunteer

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WILLIAM NATCHER

July 22, 1863

In this place, on the 22d., Mr. William Natcher, in the 18th year of his age.

"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them!"

The Carlisle Herald

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RUDICIL NATCHER

October 11, 1866

In this borough, on Sunday the 30th ult., Mr. Rudisal Natcher, aged 69 years.

American Volunteer

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ETHEL M. NATCHER

December 1, 1955

Ethel M., Thursday, Dec. 1, 1955, age 42 years, beloved wife of Peter C. Natcher; residence 1123 Holland St., mother of Miss Janet Natcher, Frederick Gerald and Cyril Natcher; sister of Walton Stephens, of California, Hyden Stephens of Kentucky, and Theodore Stephens of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held from the Iwanoski Funeral Home, 456 East 12th St., Monday morning at 8:30. Requiem High Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral at 9:00 o'clock. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Friends are invited to call friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Erie Daily Times, December 2, 1955

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FREDERICK NATCHER

May 13, 1956

Frederick Natcher, age 18 yrs. of 1123 Holland St. Died accidentally Sunday, May 13, 1956. Son of Peter Natcher and the late Ethel Stephens Natcher. Brother of Janet Ann, Gerald and Cyril Natcher. Grandson of William Natcher. Funeral from the Brugger Funeral Home, 449 E. 9th St. Wednesday morning at 8:30 services at St. Peter's Cathedral at 9 o'clock. Friends are invited to call and to attend the services. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times, May 14, 1956

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PETER NATCHER

May 13, 1956

Peter Natcher, 73, 328 E. 7th, died Monday at Millcreek Community Hospital.
He was born in Nicktown, Pa., Aug. 30, 1914, the son of the late William and Frances Parrish Natcher.
Mr. Natcher had been a mechanic with Dailey Chevrolet Fleet Sales.
Survivors include his widow, Virginia Thomas Natcher; two sons, Gerald and Cyril Natcher of Erie; a daughter Janet Natcher of Erie; two stepsons, Clifford and Terrance Joslin of Erie; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Arnold (Shirley) Amendola and Norma Nason of Erie; a vrother, John Natcher; and four sisters, Rita Noel, Rose and Marie Natcher, all of Ebonsburg, Pa., and Catherine Edwards of Warren.
Friends may call at the donald C. Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., and a Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 921 East Ave.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times, October 27, 1987

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JASON A. NATCHER

November 30, 1990

Jason Allin-Natcher, four months, 1404 Buffalo Road, died Friday, Nov. 30, 1990, at his home.
He was born in Erie, July 29, 1990, a son of Sandra Babay and Wayne Natcher of Erie.
He is survived by a sister, Ashley; a brother, Jeremy; maternal grandmother, Barbara Peacock of Erie; maternal grandfather, Andrew Babay Jr. of Harborcreek; paternal grandmother, Ethel Erickson of North East; paternal grandfather, Gerald Natcher of Harborcreek; maternal step-grandmother, Audrey Natcher of Harborcreek; maternal great-grandfathers, James Pollock and Andrew Babay Sr., both of Erie; and several aunts and cousins.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Monday from 9 a.m., until the time of a service at 11. The Rev. James Sperry will officiate.
Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times, December 2, 1990

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RICHARD TOPLEY SR.

January 21, 2000

A former Duquesne and North Versailles Twp. resident, Richard J. Topley Sr., 65, of Burgettstown died yesterday at AUH Forbes Regional in Monroeville. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne.

Born in Duquesne, May 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Mary B. McCabe Topley. He is survived by son, Richard J. Topley Jr. of North Huntingdon Twp.; daughter, Donna M. Topley of Pleasant Hills; two grandchildren; and sisters, Kitty Jean Morris of Dallas, Tex., and Rosemary Voydko of Lakeland, Fla.

Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in theMaloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne. A blessing will be offered there Tuesday at 9 a.m.followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

McKeesport Daily News, January 22, 2000

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MILDRED IRWIN

December 10, 1990

Mildred R. Irwin, 82, of Elizabeth Twp., died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak.

Born in Clairton, Aug. 4, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Agnes Coyle Topley. Surviving are her husband, Raymond A. (Art) Irwin; daughter, Dolores Wilson Weinstein of White Oak; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in Strifflers' White Oak. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Patrick Hynes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Angela Church. Burial will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery.

McKeesport Daily News, December 11, 1990

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HANNAH A. STARN

October 10, 1934

BLOOMDALE - Oct. 11. - Mrs. Hannah A. Linhart died Wednesday night at her home on Harrison Street after a long illness.
She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Starn." (Note: Death Certificate had STRAM). "She was born in Wayne County near Wooster in 1850 and was 84 years old. In 1856 she moved with her parents to Hancock County. On May 16, 1867 she was united in marriage to John H. Linhart. They resided on a farm three miles southwest of Bloomdale in Cass Township, Hancock County until 1902 when they moved to Fostoria. In 1910 they moved to Bloomdale. Her husband died Jan 7, 1923.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Bloomdale for many years.
She is survived by three sons, Bert Linhart, Harvey S. Linhart, and Curtis C. Linhart; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Van Eman and Mrs. Nellie Lacey; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday October 13, 1934 at 2:30 p.m. at her home on Harrison Street, conducted by Rev. Frank E. King with burial in the Van Buren cemetery.
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The Daily Sentinel Tribune, Bloomdale, Ohio, 13 Oct 1934

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BELLE M. LINHART

January 31, 1935

BLOOMDALE, Feb 3 - The funeral of Mrs. Belle M. Linhart was held Sunday Feb. 3, 1935 at 1 p.m. in H. M. Adams undertaking rooms conducted by Rev. Frank E. King with burial in the Arcadia Cemetery. She died Thursday forenoon at her home on Garfield St., from infirmities of age after a long illness.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McConnell early pioneer residents of this section. She was born March 17, 1856, and was aged 78 years, 10 months and 14 days. On October 29, 1874 she was united in marriage to James Linhart. They went to housekeeping at Liberty, Pa., where he resided. He died April 26, 1913. After his death she moved to Bloomdale and erected a fine residence on Vine St., east of the school house. She later sold out and purchased a home on Garfield St. She was a member of the Lutheran Church for many years.
She is survived by two brothers Delbert McConnell of Green Springs and Frank McConnell of Chicago Illinois.
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The Daily Sentinel Tribune, Bloomdale, Ohio, 5 Feb 1935

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SAMUEL J. TOPLEY

August 3, 2000

Samuel J. Topley, died Thursday August 3, 2000, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. Born March 25, 1931 in East McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Thelma Davison Topley. Mr. Topley was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from PNC Financial. He was a school bus driver for North Allegheny School District. He was a member of Wexford Community Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Topley; two sons, Jeffrey S. Topley and Lee R. Topley; one sister, Bette Jack; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Perry highway, Ross, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Bruce Schlenke of the Wexford Community United Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry. Memorial contributions can be made to: The American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, PA

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