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PAUL, Elmer E.

    Johnstown Tribune, 14 Apr 1921, Page 4, Contributed by Sharon Trosan


PAUL, Elmer E. , Pennsylvania Telegrapher, Expires of Peritonitis; Funeral Friday.

Elmer E. Paul, aged 57 years, of Railroad street, South Fork, one of the oldest tower operators on the Pittsburg Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, who was for many years stationed at the western end of the Gallitzin tunnel, died at the Memorial Hospital yesterday. His death was due to peritonitis. He was admitted to the local institution on Monday. The body has been prepared for burial by George Brothers, undertakers, of South Fork. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the house and will be conducted by the Rev. Norman C. Milliron, pastor of the South Fork United Evangelical Church, of which the deceased was a member and of the Bible Class. Interment will be made in the South Fork Cemetery. Services at the grave will be conducted by the Knights of Malta, of which the deceased was a member. Friends have been requested to omit flowers. Mr. Paul was born in Conemaugh on August 4, 1862. He was a son of Joseph S. and Elizabeth (Burkhart) Paul. His father is deceased. The deceased is survived by his mother, his widow, Mrs. Jean A. (Barber) Paul, and three children, Elizabeth, a student at Margaret Morrison School, Pittsburg; Elma H*, and Thomas Paul, both at home. He also is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Jennie, wife of the Rev. J. H. Boozer, of Anits, Ca.; Annie E., wife of E. W. Border, of Cresson; Clara, wife of August Souprit, of Patton; John M. Paul, of New York City; Charles E. Paul, a student at the University of Pittsburg; Dr. Joseph L. Paul, of Cresson, and Earl Paul, of Detroit, Mich. The deceased was a Director of the South Fork Water Company, serving in this capacity since the organization of the concern. He also was a charter member of Past Sir Knight Commander of the Knights of Malta and a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers.

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