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|Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 9 Mar 1894, Page 1, Contributed by Diann Olsen
David Varner, a brother of Chief-of-Police Stephen R. Varner, of this city died at the residence of his brother -- Jacob G. Varner -- near Elton, this county, at 10 o'clock Thursday night of last week, in his fifty-ninth year.
When the deceased was but two years of age, he had a severe attack of scarlet fever, and was never able to do any heavy work. Sunday evening of last week he was stricken with paralysis, which caused his death.
He was born in Adams Township, and was a single man. His father -- Samuel S. Varner -- died on the old homestead many years ago, and his mother died a few months since at South Fork.
Mr. Varner is survived by three sisters and two brothers -- Mrs. Ellen Stineman, wife of Hon. Jacob C. Stineman; Nancy, wife of Fred Croyle, and Louisa, wife of Richard Wells, of South Fork; Jacob G. and Stephen R., who are mentioned above.
About forty years ago the deceased was converted in the Evangelical Church, and has since lived a Christian life. The funeral took place at 10:30 o'clock last Saturday morning, intermnt being made in the Mt. Hebron Evangelical Church Graveyard in Adams Township.
(Note: He has a tombstone at South Fork Cemetery)