Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 16, 1926, Image 4

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3 Bellefonte, Pa., April 16, 1926.
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GETTIG.—W. Emory Gettig, a
native of Centre county, died quite
suddenly at his home in Altoona last
Thursday evening, following a brief
illness with pneumonia. About two
weeks ago he attended the funeral of
Mrs. Samuel Wagner, at Boalsburg,
contracted a cold which developed into
pneumonia, causing his death.
He was a son of William and Eliza-
beth Gettig and was born at Tussey-
ville on January 24th, 1861, hence was
past sixty-five years of age. While
vet a young man he went to Altoona
and entered the employ of the Pennsyl-
vania Railroad company, in their shops
at that place, where he remained until
his death. Of late years he had been
in charge of the oil and supply de-
partment. He was a member of the
Trinity Reformed church, of Altoona,
and the P. R. R. relief.
- In 1884 he married Miss Anna L.
Meyers, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Meyers, of Boalsburg, who sur-
vives with the following children:
Mrs. Glen Wise, of Lanark, IIL;
Nellie, Catherine and William, at
home. He also leaves the following
brothers and sisters: 8S. D. Gettig
Esq., of Bellefonte; George, Andrew,
John and Henry Gettig, all of Brad-
dock; Mrs. Harry Ishler, of State Col-
lege; Mrs. Frank Clark, of Lemont,
and Mrs. Elizabeth Owens, of Traer,
Funeral services were held in the
Trinity Reformed church, Altoona, at
2.30 o’clock on Monday afternoon, by
Rev. James Runkle, burial being
made in the Alto Reste cemetery, Al-
ECKENROTH.—Mae Mose Ecken-
roth died at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Otis Hile, at Pleasant Gap, yes-
terday morning, after an illness of
fourteen months with Brights dis-
She was the adopted daughter of
the late Jeremiah and Mary Ecken-
roth who took her in infancy and
raised her to splendid woman-hood.
Practically all of her life was spent
in and about Pleasant Gap, though
for nine years she had charge of John
Francies’ home, when he was warden
and superintendent of construction
of the new penitentiary. For the past
four years she had made her home
with Mr. and Mrs. Hile.
She was a member of the Lutheran
church, a woman of lovely character
and loyal always in her devotion to
duty and friends.
Interment will be made in the Luth-
eran cemetery at Pleasant Gap to-
morrow afternoon after services have
been conducted at the Hile home by
the Rev. W. J. Wagner.
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MYERS.—Dorsey Peter Myers, a
well known resident of Philipsburg,
died on Sunday night following an ill-
ness of two years. He was a son of
William and Margaret Myers and was
born at Stormstown a little over
seventy-eight years ago. When he
was a boy the family moved to Phil-
ipsburg and most of his life was spent
there. He was a painter by occupa-
tion but for a number of years con-
ducted the old American hotel. He
married Miss Blanche R. Bulger, of
Altoona, who survives with one son
and two daughters, John W. Myers,
of Philipsburg; Miss Esther, at home,
and Mrs. William Lloyd, of Cape May,
N. J. Funeral services were held at
his late home at two o’clock on Wed-
nesday afternoon by Rev. S. B. Evans,
of the Methodist church, burial being
made in the Philipsburg cemetery.
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——On Tuesday eobins Samuel
Waite and Miss Hilda Watson started
from Bellefonte to motor to State Col-
lege but they didn’t get very far. Out
at the Titan Metal campany their car
was run down by a heavy truck driven
by Joseph Parker. The car was badly
wrecked and both Mr. Waite and Miss
Watson were injured, though not seri-
ously. Mr. Parker, it is alleged, was
intoxicated at the time and he was
later placed under arrest. At a hear-
ing before Squire Woodring, on Wed-
nesday morning, he was held under
one thousand dollars bail for trial at
TURNEY.—William Tomas Turn-
ey died at his home in Milesburg last
Thursday, following a prolonged ill-
ness with Bright’s disease. He was
a son of Constance and Sophia Miller
Turney and was born at Lyontown
March 24th, 1861, hence was 65 years
and 14 days old. He is survived by
two brothers and two sisters. Fun-
eral services were held at the home of
Mrs. Elmer Bryan, on Sunday after-
noon, burial being made in the Curtin
PLETCHER.—Frederick Milford
Pletcher, one of the most formidable
candidates for selection as county
superintendent of public schools,
passed away at his home in Howard
at nine o'clock last Saturday
morning as the result of an at-
tack of uraemic poisoning. He
became ill on Tuesday of last week
while teaching in the Milesburg High
school but finished his work for the
day. On Wednesday morning he felt
so badly that he decided to remain at
home. His condition grew steadily
worse and he died on Saturday morn-
He was a son of Henry J. and
Martha J. Pletcher, representatives of
Howard township, and was born on
the old homestead farm on November
11th, 1876, making his age 49 years, 4
months and 29 days. His boyhocd
life was spent on the farm, doing his
share of the work during the summer
and attending scho®l in winter time.
The fact that his ancestors had helped
to establish the common schools in’
lower Bald Eagle valley, and that
members of the family had been
teachers for generations, was an in-
spiration to the young man to make
good use of his school days and he
progressed to that extent that while
in his teens he tutored in some of the
higher branches. Completing his
course in the common schools he se-
cured a school in his home district
and taught two years.
The thirst for more knowledge led
him to enter the Central State Nor-
mal, at Lock Haven, where he gradu-
ated in 1899. He was promptly elect-
ed supervising principal
Blanchard High school where he re-
mained eleven years, then was elected
principal of the Howard High school.
He taught there five years and in 1915
was appointed assistant county su-
perintendent. He filled this position
for seven years and upon retiring
from that office was chosen as princi-
pal of the Snow Shoe High school. The
next year he was elected principal of
the Milesburg High school and was
on his third year in that school. All
told twenty-nine years of his life had
been devoted to school work.
Notwithstanding his interest in
school work he still retained his love
for the farm, and just a week before
his death he told the writer that eight
of his nine sons had either worked for
several years or are now working on
farms. Believing that good roads are
a large factor in regular attendance
‘at public schools he always took an
interest in the work of the road su-
pervisors, and at his death was chair-
man of the Centre county supervisors’
association and just recently elected
president of the State association.
He was a faithful member of the
Methodist church at Howard and
teacher of the men’s bible class in
the Sunday school, having taught the
class the Sunday before being taken
ill. He was a member of Blanchard
lodge No. 427, I. O. O. F. and the
Masonic lodge of Bellefonte.
On June 22nd, 1897, he married
Miss Sylvia E. Schenck who survives
with the following children: Mrs.
Donald Gardner, of Howard; Ralph
Pletcher, of Howard; Hazel, Cecil,
Merrill, Russel, Raymond, Paul, Ken-
neth and Willard, all at home, and
Frederick, in the U. S. Army, station-
ed at Camp Lewis, in the State of
Washington. He also leaves one sis-
ter and a brother, Miss Ada Pletcher,
of Lock Haven, and Ellis, who makes
his home in Howard, but who has em-
ployment as an engineer on a vessel
on the Great Lakes and was ordered
to report for service this week.
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church, at Howard, at two
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon by
Rev. A. A. Price, assisted by Rev.
Smith, burial being made in the
Schenck cemetery.
WILLIAMS.—Edward R. Williams,
who the past eleven years has held
the position of a guard at the Rock-
view penitentiary, died at the Centre
County hospital on Sunday night fol-
lowing a year’s illness with rheuma-
tism and valvular trouble. He was
fifty-three years old and came to
Rockview from Pittsburgh in 1914 or
’15. He occupied the old Lutz home,
at Rockview and was always consider-
ed one of the most dependable em-
ployees at the penitentiary. He was
a member of the Presbyterian church
and a regular attendant. He is sur-
vived by his wife but no children.
Rev. W. C. Thompson had charge of
the funeral services which were held
on Wednesday afternoon, at his late
home at Rockview, burial being made
in the Union cemetery, Bellefonte.
A peculiar coincidence in the death
of Mr. Williams is the fact that for a
number of years he held a position
under Henry W. Brinmeier. The
latter died at his home near Pitts-
burgh on Saturday and Mr. Williams
Sunday night.
SCHENCK.—Frederick Schenck, a
well known farmer, of Howard Twp.,
died last Thursday as the result of
gangrene. Several months age a
horse stepped on his foot causing an
injury which resulted in gangrene.
He was 79 years, 3 months and 8
days old, a son of Christian and Lydia
Schenck, and was born near Howard.
He married Miss Amanda Beck in
1880 who preceded him to the grave.
He is survived by one son, Christian
B. Schenck, and a sister, . Mary. B.
Schenck. He was a member of the
Reformed church and an elder for
twenty-five years. The funeral was
held at two o'clock on Sunday after-
noon. Rev. 0, L. Moyer had charge
of the services and burial was made
in the Schenck cemetery.
of the,
THOMAS.—Mrs. Maria Brewster
Thomas, widow of the late F. H.
Thomas, former superintendent of the
Bellefonte Central railroad, passed
away late Saturday afternoon at the
Geisinger hospital, Danville. She en-
tered the hospital just a week previ-
ous and last Wednesday morning un-
derwent an operation. Her condition
during the ensuing several days gave
every indication of a speedy and com-
plete recovery, and her death occurred
very suddenly and unexpectedly as
the result of a blood clot above the
Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of
William Linn and Margaret Robertson
Skinner Elliott and was born at Ickes-
1853, hence had reached the age of 73
years, 2 months and 23 days. When
she was but seven years old the fami-
ly moved to Newville and she was
educated at the Linnwood school and
Dr. Nassau’s Seminary, at Lawrence-
ville, N. J. She married Mr. Thomas
thirty-four or more years ago and in
1893 the family came to Bellefonte,
living here until the end of 1925, when
they moved to Newville, Cumberland
county. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong
member of the Presbyterian church
and in the thirty-three years she was
a resident of Bellefonte was always
a regular attendant.
Mr. Thomas died on February 26th,
but surviving her are one son,
Francis Elliott Thomas, of Cheshire,
Conn.; one step-daughter, Mrs. W. H.
Gephart, of Bronxville, N. Y.; a
brother John S. Elliott, and two half-
sisters, Mrs. Annie E. Hayes and Miss
Helen D. Elliott, all of Newville.
Funeral services were held at her
late home at Newville at three o’clock
on Tuesday afternoon, burial being
made in the Newville cemetery.
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BAIR.—William J. Bair died at his
home at Rebersburg on Monday of
last week following a weeks illness
with pneumonia. He was a son of
Adam and Catherine Brungart Bair
and was born in Miles township on
July 16th, 1844, making his age 81
years, 8 months and 19 days. Mr.
Bair was a farmer by occupation and
tilled the soil until his retirement a
few years ago. He was a Democrat
in politics and filled various township
offices during his life.
He was twice married, his first wife
having been Susan Wert and his
second Mrs. Ellen Burd. The latter
died three years ago but surviving
him are three children, Mrs. Jennie
Wood, of Maple Wood, Mo., Mrs. A.
M. Gramley, of Kaneville, Ill., and
Harry, of Altoona. He also leaves one
step-daughter, Mrs. M. R. Moyer, of
‘Rebersburg, as well as three sisters,
Mrs. John Smith, of Harrisburg; Mrs.
Hiram Wert and Miss Emma Bair,
both of Rebersburg.
Rey, Stephen Traver had charge of
the funeral which was held last
Thursday morning, burial being made
in the Rebersburg cemetery.
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MOWERY.—A brief item in our
Aaronsburg correspondence last week
noted the death of Henry Mowery, a
well known resident of that place,
who passed away on April 3rd of gen-
eral debility, aged 77 years, 11
months and 5 days. He was twice
married, both wives having preceded
him to the grave. His surviving
children are Mrs. H. C. Stricker, of
Aaronsburg; Mrs. J. W. Rupp, of
Oklahoma; Mrs. John Raymond, of
Millmont; C. H. Mowery, of Aarons-
burg; Mrs. J. O. Eline, of Horsehead,
N. Y.; Mrs. John Krape, of Seattle,
Wash.; Mrs. Robert Haugh, of Leav-
enworth, Kan.; H. C. Mowery, of
Lewisburg, and Mrs. Walter Hoy, of
State College. He also leaves two
brothers and two sisters, Ross Mow-
ery, of Loganton; Jared, of Youngs-
town, Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Leitzel, of
Aaronsburg, and Mrs. Robert Treast-
er, of Galeton.
He was a member of the Evangeli-
cal church and Rev. H. C. Kleffel had
charge of the funeral services which
were held on Tuesday of last week,
burial being made in the Aaronsburg
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BRINMEIER.—Mr. Henry William
Brinmeier, quite well known in Belle-
fonte, died at his home at Mayview,
near Pittsburgh, on Saturday after-
noon, following a week’s illness with
pneumonia. Mr. Brinmeier was past
forty-five years of age and a garden-
er by occupation. He came to Cen-
tre county shortly after the western
penitentiary was established at Rock-
view and became head gardener at
that institution. He remained at
Rockview until two years ago when
he went to Aspinwall. On or about
the first of April he located at May-
view. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Bertha Hayes Brinmeier, and
other relatives.
Requiem mass was held in
the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic
church, Mt. Troy road, at 9:30 o’clock
on Tuesday morning, after which
burial was made in the Northside
Catholic cemetery.
KRAMER.—John F. Kramer died
at his home in Centre Hall, on Tues-
day of last week following six months
illness. He was born at Hershey,
Dauphin county, on August 10th,
1882, hence was in his forty-fourth
year. He had been a resident of Cen-
tre Hall for eighteen years, a good
part of that time being devoted to do-
ing concrete work. Twenty years ago
he married Miss Elsie Garis, who sur-
vives with no children. He leaves,
however, his mother, living in Read-
ing, three brothers and one sister.
Burial was made at Centre Hall on
burg, Perry county, on January 18th, |-
| RICKARD.—James H. Rickard
passed away at his home in Miles- | Sry
| burg at 7:40 o’clock last Thursday
i morning, following an illness of more
than a year.
He was born at Axe Mann on March
| 24th, 1849, hence was 77 years and
115 days old. At the age of fifteen
{ years he enlisted for service in the
Civil war and served until its close
[in 1865. Returning home he entered
the service of the Pennsylvania Rail-
! road company as a bridge builder and
| was actively engaged in that work
until he reached the age of seventy
years when he was placed upon the
"retired list. He was a member of the
Methodist church and the G. A. R.
On May 28th, 1871, he married
Miss Clara Porter, at Milesburg, and
‘ shortly thereafter they located in
‘Lock Haven where they lived until
1912 when they returned to Miles-
burg and had made that place their
{ home during the past fourteen years.
Mr. Rickard is survived by his wife
jand the following children: Mrs. W.
.0. Knapp and James B. Rickard, of
Mill Hall; Mrs. Albert E. Suiter, of
Jersey City; Edgar C., of Lock Ha-
ven; Rembrandt P., of Johnstown;
Russell L., of Tyrone; Alice; Amy
and Gladys, at home. He also leaves
one sister, Mrs. Della Proudfoot. of
Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral services were held at his
late home at Milesburg at two o’clock
on Saturday afternoon after which
the remains were taken to Lock Ha-
ven and laid to rest in the soldiers’
circle in the Highland cemetery.
CORMAN.—John Henry Corman
died on April 4th, at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. I. A. Meyer, at Co-
burn, as the result of general debility.
He was a son of David and Elizabeth
Stover Corman, and was born in
Penn township on April 2nd, 1850,
hence was 76 years and 2 days old.
He married Clarissa Anna Roush,
who died two years ago, but surviv-
ing him are these children; W. C.
Corman, of Wilkinsburg; Fred T., of
Windber; Jerry, Mrs. J. O. Bower,
Mrs. W. H. Grove, Mrs. I. A. Meyer,
Mrs. T. A. Hosterman, Mrs. J. H.
Vonada and Mrs. W. B. Boob, all of
Coburn. He also leaves five brothers,
David and Simon Corman, of Haines
township; Joseph, of Rebersburg;
Lewis, of Penn’s Cave, and William,
in Texas.
He was a member of the Reformed
church and Rev. Fred A. Greising
had charge of the funeral services
which were held last Wednesday,
burial being made in the Fairview
cemetery, at Millheim.
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IRWIN.—Mrs. Sarah E. Irwin, wife
Cambria county, following a ‘week’s
illness with influenza. She was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dil:
len and was born at Port Matilda on
September 7th, 1857. Before moving
to Cambria county the family lived
at Port Matilda and Philipsburg. She
was a member of the Baptist church
and a woman who had the respect and
admiration of all who knew her. In
addition to her husband she is surviv-
ed by four sons, John A., of Hawk
‘Run; Edgar B.,, of Clarksburg, W.
Va,; Orin 8., in Somerset county, and
Roy, at home. The remains were
taken to Kylertown where funeral
services were held at two o'clock on
Monday afternoon, burial being made
in the Kylertown cemetery.
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LUCAS.—Rachael Catherine Lucas
died at her home in Howard last Fri-
day as the result of valvular heart
trouble, aged 71 years, 8 months and
16 days. She was a daughter of
Abraham and Mary Jane Holter and
was born near Howard. Her husband
died some years ago and her only
survivors are four brothers, William
H. and David E. Holter, of Howard;
Robert H., of Rochester, N. Y., and J.
Frank, of Lottsville, Pa. Rev. A. A.
Price had charge of the funeral ser-
vices which were held at two o’clock
on Monday afternoon, burial being
made in the Schenck cemetery.
Trout Fishing Season Opened Yester-
The day was perfect, though cool,
for the opening of the trout season
yesterday and hundreds of sportsmen
hied away to their favorite streams.
The number of strangers coming
from other counties to fish our
streams was apparently not as great
as in former years and local fisher-
men were not overly enthusiastic.
While the day was beautiful it was so
cold that fish would not rise to flies
and the water was a bit too clear for
Up to noon yesterday we saw only
two fishermen who had any luck. John
McGovern caught a 16 inch trout and
Charles Brackbill came in after a few
hours, just below town, with six
John Woods reported a catch of
Rev. Homer C. Knox got two.
——Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keller are
receiving congratulations on the birth
of their first child, a son, who was
born Wednesday at New Brunswick,
N. J., where Mr. Keller is a member
of the faculty of the school of Agri-
culture, at Rutgers College and the
State College, of New Jersey.
— That well known and substan-
tial citizen of Centre Hall, B. D.
Brisbin, quietly celebrated his 84th
last week, he having the honor of be-
ing the oldest man in that town.
Fire, Accident, Tornado, Compensation, Automobile,
Boiler, Plate Glass, Burglary--Bonds of Every Description
Having acquired the agency
Real Estate of the late Mr. H. E. Fenlon,
I intend to conduct it on the same high plane as hereto-
fore—with prompt and efficient service in placing insur-
ance and adjusting claims.
¥== The continued patronage of his
many friends is respectfully solicited.
(‘Successor to H. E, FENLON )
Temple Court.....Bellefonte, Pa.
of William T. Irwin, died on Friday |:
morning at her home in Onnalinda, ||
(Carload Buying has Made Possible the Following
Bath Bargains
Bath Tub, 5ft., complete to floor $29.00
Closets, with China Tank, complete 16.50
Lavatories, 18x21, complete to floor 14.50
Sinks, 18x30, with New Style Strainer 5.25
All Material is Very Highest Grade
Visit our warehouse and see what a carload of
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Why send away and pay freight when you can buy
better material for less money here?
Plumbing, Heating, Spouting
Quality Goods
Make Satisfied Customers
e strive to get the BEST GOODS MADE. We
are satisfied we get them. Hence you will
save money when buying from us.
This store will be open every day, with the possible ex-
ception of June, July, Aug., Sept. Thursday afternoons.
~ Olewine’s Hardware
birthday anniversary on Tuesday of
Opening Announcement
nnouncing the opening of the new, moderately equipped
Optical Parlors in the Casebeer Building, next door to
Scenic Theatre.
Here we have assembled the latest and best
machinery and lenses necessary for the
Correct and Scientific Fitting of Glasses
Our success here of the past twenty years of established business needs
no further guarantee of satisfaction. A complete line of the newest in
Frames and Lenses, together with Magnifiers, Sun Glasses, Lorgnetts, and
materials of all styles will be in stock at all times.
We solicit and will appreciate a visit from you, whether you are hav-
ing any eye trouble or whether it be a visit of inspectlon.
Satisfaction Positively Guaranteed in Every Case
will be Our Motto
C. D. Casebeer
Registered Optometrist
Between Scenic and Richelieu Theatres, BELLEFONTE, PA.
Office Hours: 8.30 a. m. to 5.30 p. m.—Evenings 7 to 8 o’clock.