Pennsylvania Obituaries - January 4, 1923


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Mrs. Amanda Gruber

Mrs. Amanda Gruber, nee Roth, widow of William Gruber, an aged resident of Allentown Route 6, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock of apoplexy, aged 86 years, 1 month and 14 days. She had been in feeble health for the last few years.

Deceased was a member of Western Salisbury Reformed church. Her husband preceded her in death twenty five years ago. There survive two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Boger, Allentown Route 6, and Mrs. Charles B. Boger, of Allentown, one sister, Mrs. Frank Strauss, of Allentown, one brother, William Roth, of Los Angeles, Calif., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Notice of funeral will be announced later.

Byron Krommes

The home of Mr. and Mrs. William Krommes has been sadly smitten in the loss of their infant son by death. The child, Byron, was four years of age and was the victim of diptheria. Besides the parents, a brother and sister survive. Strictly private funeral services will be held at the home of the parents this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The interment will be made in Grandview cemetery.

Mrs. Clara Hargraves

Mrs. Clara Hargraves, nee Hackman, wife of John Hargraves, died at her home on Staten Island, New York according to a wire received in this city, aged 54 years. She was born and lived until eighteen years old in Catasauqua.

She was the daughter of Benjamin and Emma, nee Smith, Hackman. There survive the husband, daughter Fannie, at home; twin sons Charles and Fred, one sister, Mrs. Emma Zinzer, of Allentown and three step sisters, Mrs. Samuel Laub, Mrs. Preston Rice and Mrs. Cora Kuhns, Fullerton. Funeral will be conducted Friday morning from her late home on Staten Island.

Cleora E. Rogers

Cleora Emma, daughter of Dr. Clarence and Jennie M., nee Roth, Rogers, died at the home of the parents 404 East Hamilton street, at 4:45 o'clock Wednesday morning. The little girl was 6 years and 9 days of age and death followed a week's illness with diptheria.

The child was a pupil in the first grade at the Mosser school, Fourteenth Ward. The parents survive.

Private funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home. Rev. Robert Fritsch will conduct the services, after which the body will be placed in a crypt in the mausoleum of Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Oscar Olewine

Elmira, wife of Oscar Olewine, of Weissport, died yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock, at her home following a stroke of apoplexy. She was 56 years of age and is survived by the husband, and these daughters, Mrs. John Flickinger and Mrs. Joseph Strohl, Lehighton and Mrs. Edward Flickinger, Weissport. Two sisters, Mrs. Lidia Kramer, Weissport; and Mrs. Sylvia Babbin, of Bethlehem, as well as seven grand children, also remain.

Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church. The husband of the deceased had just returned to his duties in the Obert Packing House at Lehighton, following a month's illness.

The funeral will be held from the late residence Monday at 10:30 o'clock followed by services in the Union Hill Mennonite church, the Rev. H. N. Wolfe officiating. Interment will be made in the Union Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Ida Hallman

Mrs. Ida R. Hallman, aged 56 years, passed away yesterday afternoon at her home in Lehighton. Deceased had been an invalid for the past three years. The following children survive: Mrs. Robert Blank, Maude and George, all of Lehighton. A sister, Mrs. Cora Schnell, of Lehighton, and one brother, Claude Johnson of Mauch Chunk, also survive. Deceased was a member of the Daughters of Liberty and the Daughters of America. Private funeral services will be conducted by Rev. N. H. Wolfe at the home of her son, George, on north Fifth street, Lehighton, on Friday.

Irene Rohn

Irene, the twenty-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dohn, of Easton, R.F.D. No. 4 died last evening about nine o'clock in the Easton hospital, where she had undergone an operation. The young woman had been admitted to the institution on December 23rd.

She is survived by the parents and two brothers, Earl and William, both at home. She was a member of the congregation of Hecktown Lutheran church.

The funeral will be held from the home of the parents on the Easton-Nazareth pike on Sunday at two o'clock followed by further services in the Hecktown church. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Jacob W. Sproul

Jacob W. Sproul, of Topton, died suddenly while working at the Topton foundry on Tuesday about 11 A.M., aged 32 years, 7 months and 9 days. Deceased was the son of George Sproul, and wife, Amelia (nee Mickel). He served in the World War. He is survived by his wife, Sallie (nee Hilbert); two daughters, his father, two sisters, step-mother and one step-sister. The funeral will be held Saturday, January 6, at 2 P.M., from his late residence on Furnace street, Topton. All services at the house. Interment will be made in the Mertztown cemetery. Rev. W. S. Dry will officiate. Funeral Director Jacob J. Schafer, of Topton, has charge.

John Pandosh

John Pandosh, of 616 Grant street died in the Sacred Heart hospital Tuesday night at 10:30 o'clock of complications, aged 70 years. Mr. Pandosh was admitted to the hospital December 6. He is survived by his widow, one son and one daughter.

The funeral will be held from his late home on Friday morning. High mass will be sung in St. John the Baptist Slavish Catholic church. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Lavinia A. Fenicle

Lavinia A., widow of Charles E. Fenicle, a former postmaster of Bath, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Fried, 21 North Twelfth street, this city. Death was due to nephritis. Mrs. Fenicle was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Laubach, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank H. Fried, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Ella Graybill, also of this city.

The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon from her late home, 21 North Twelfth street, at 1:15 o'clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. Harold Kinard, of this city, and Rev. Harold Kinard, of this city, and Rev. S. E. Ochsendorf, of Bethlehem. Interment will be made in Green Mount cemetery, Bath.

Mary Ballas

Miss Mary Ballas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ballas, S. Broad St., Nazareth, died on Monday night in the Easton hospital of typhoid fever, aged 16 years. She was admitted to the hospital on December 28. Funeral this morning at 10 o'clock in the Catholic church, Nazareth.

William K. Yoder

William K. Yoder, a well known resident of Centre Valley, died at his home there, Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock from pneumonia. He was aged 54 years, 10 months and 24 days.

Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, January 4, 1923, page 7


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