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From: "Victoria Hospodar Valentine" <>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 07:38:52 -0400


Mrs. Leona BROWETT, aged 75 years, died Saturday morning, December 29th, at
7:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Desire THOMASSY in Fifth
street, after an illness of several weeks due to heart disease. Mrs.
BROWETT was born in Province Brabant, Belgium, December 3, 1853, and came to
McDonald in 1887. She was the wife of Jules BROWETT, who died January 21,
Mrs. BROWETT is survived by six children. They are: Mrs. Desire THOMASSY,
Ernest, Rene, Fernal and Fred BROWETT, all of McDonald, and Mrs. Allan
CHALMERS of Midway; also two brothers, Aime DELGIGNESS; and Desire
DELGIGNESS of Belgium, and two sisters, Mrs. C. MATURIN of Belgium, and Mrs.
F. BOHY of Monessen. Nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren
also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the French
United Presbyterian church of which church she was a member. The pastor,
the Rev. Auguste DE VOS had charge of the service and was assisted by the
Rev. B. F. HEANY. Interment was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

Sebastian TRAUTMAN, aged 77, died at this home in Valley street, Tuesday
afternoon, January 1, 1928 (sic), at 2:30 o'clock after a brief illness of
pneumonia. Mr. TRAUTMAN was born in Germany and came to this country 59
years ago. He followed farming and has resided in this section since that
time. For a number of years he lived on the MCDONALD farm north of town.
Mr. TRAUTMAN was a member of the German church, west of town. Besides his
wife, Mr. TRAUTMAN is survived by the following children: Henry TRAUTMAN,
Carnot; John TRAUTMAN, Imperial; Mrs. Guy CRAFT, McDonald; Mrs. George GOSS,
Carnot; Mrs. Edward LINK, Imperial, Mrs. George EHLE, Imperial; and Mrs.
Joseph UHRINE, Coraopolis. One daughter, Mrs. Joseph WORRY of Clinton, died
ten years ago. On brother, Jacob TRAUTMAN, of McDonald, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at the home in Valley street Friday afternoon
at one o'clock. Interment will be in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

Mrs. Agnes RUSSELL. 67, died at her home in Valley street, Saturday
morning, December 28, 1928, at 4:20 o'clock from pneumonia. Mrs. RUSSELL
was born in Scotland, and came to McDonald in the year 1887. She was united
in marriage in 1881 to James RUSSELL, who died in June 1927. Mrs. RUSSELL
is survived by the following children; John RUSSELL, born in Scotland, now
of Midway, Dougal RUSSELL, also born in Scotland, now of McDonald; Adam
RUSSELL, Carlton, O.; James RUSSELL, McDonald, Alexander RUSSELL, Weirton,
W. Va.; Mrs. Mary MUTTON, McDonald, and Mrs. Hugh FRAZIER of Weirton. Two
brothers and one sister also survive. They are Alexander LAING, of Cecil,
J. C. LAING, Donora, and Mrs. Mary STEVENSON of Valley street.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of
the Rev. S. A. MCCOLLAM. Interment was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON DONALDSON, aged 74, for many rears a resident of
Robinson township, died Wednesday, December 18, 1928, in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Walter MEISER, of Crafton, where she had been visiting. Her
illness developed into pneumonia only three days before her sudden death.
Mrs. DONALDSON was born September 6, 1854, in the WILSON homestead, in
Robinson township, near Bavington, and spent her entire life until the past
few years, there. She was a daughter of the late Shannon and Jane MCGILL
WILSON. In 1876 she was united in marriage with William DONALDSON of
Bavington. To this union were born nine children, seven of whom survive:
Mrs. S. W. BIGGER of Robinson township; Dr. W. R. DONALDSON of North Side,
Pittsburgh; Mrs. Walter MEISER and Mrs. William MARTIN, both of Crafton;
Howard DONALDSON of Ingomar; James DONALDSON of Raccoon, and Mrs. M. E.
INGLEFELD, of Burgettstown. One brother, A. M. WILSON of Jeanette and
twenty grandchildren, also survive.
Mrs. DONALDSON was a devout Christian, a devoted mother and a kind friend
to all who knew her.
The funeral services were held in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter
MEISER on Saturday, December 22, 1928. Interment was in the Robinson

Well-known oilman dies in Cleveland. John A. GLASS, one of leaders in
older group of oilmen, passed away in home of daughter.
John A. GLASS, known among friends as "Pop GLASS" who formerly resided with
his son, C. L. GLASS of Imperial, died in his daughter's home, Mrs. Herbert
JAMES of Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, December 21, 1928, at 3:30 a.m.
Mr. GLASS was one of the best known of the older group of oil men in
Eastern Ohio, especially in Perry, Licking, and Knox counties. He was
employed by the South Penn Oil company in Western Pennsylvania for many
years until his retirement on pension, when he came to Ohio to make his home
among his children. While in Ohio he occasionally worked in the oil field
and was employed by the Jerika Manufacturing company at Gambler during the
oil excitement there, and later by W. F. GLASS & company at Newark, Ohio.
Mr. GLASS was born at Smiths Ferry, Beaver county, February 6, 1854. His
wife Caroline MANSFIELD GLASS died in the year 1896 and Mr. GLASS took
charge of the household affairs and kept the family of seven small children
together until they were able to provide for themselves.
He leaves the following children: W. F. GLASS, Newark, Ohio; C. L. GLASS,
Imperial; J. H. GLASS, Bentleyville; Mrs. Lettie M. ROSS, Hickory; Mrs. C.
C. RARICK, New Lexington, Ohio; Mrs. L. M. WILLIAMS, Columbus, Ohio, and 14
The funeral services were held in the home of C. L. GLASS, conducted by the
Rev. W. B. PURNELL. Interment was in the Hebron cemetery.

Raymond Pierce CONN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray CONN, died on Sunday
morning, December 30, 1928 at 7:30. The child was born December 21.
Funeral on Monday from the home of Mrs. CONN's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William

Mrs. Grace Marie MIDDLEMAN, 28, of Conesville, O. died Thursday, December
27, at her home with heart trouble. Interment in the Oakdale cemetery.
Mrs. MIDDLEMAN was formerly a resident here and was a niece of Mrs. Margaret
LIGGETTE of Oakdale who died Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Margaret LIGGETTE, wife of the late Wesley LIGGETTE, passed peacefully
away at her home in North Fayette township north of Oakdale, on Saturday
evening, December 29, 1928, after a few days illness and complications.
Mrs. LIGGETTE was born April 22, 1867. For many years she had resided in
Oakdale and north of town, and she is well known throughout the valley.
Funeral services sere held at her late home Tuesday afternoon, January 2,
1929. Rev. DOWEY conducted the service. Interment in the Oakdale cemetery.

J. Elliott STEWART, aged 75 years, a lifelong resident of Jefferson
township, died Saturday, December 29, 1928, in the West Penn hospital,
Pittsburgh, where he had been for the past five weeks.
He was born March 13, 1853, on the STEWART farm near Eldersville, and spent
practically his entire life on that farm He was one of the leading members
of the Jefferson grange and was prominent in all its activities. He was the
oldest member of the IOOF lodge at Eldersville.
Early in life he married Miss Bell MCKNIGHT. After her death, more than 40
years ago he married to Miss Flora ANDERSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
ANDERSON, of Crosscreek. His wife survives with two children, L. E.
STEWART, of Burgettstown, and Mrs. Earl BELL of Bedford, Ohio. He also
leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the home of his son, L. E. STEWART, of
Burgettstown, Tuesday, January 1, 1929, at 2 p.m. Interment was in the
Patterson Mills cemetery.

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