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GORE, John A., Jr.

    Johnstown Tribune, 30 Sep 1902, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


John Gore, the well-known peanut vender, died at his home, No. 445? Kennedy Avenue, Fifth Ward, at 8:30 o'clock last night. Mr. Gore had been sick with dropsy and heart trouble for three weeks, having taken his bed after his return from the fairs at Ebensburg and Carrolltown.

John Gore was born at Duncanville, Blair County, on September 2, 1843, and was a son of John A. Gore and Anna Mackey McClellan Gore. The latter, who was a sister of Stewart and Andrew McClellan, died in Upper Yoder Township twenty-three years ago, and his father died in Lexington, O., about 1898. John A. Gore was a brother of the venerable Thomas Gore, of Locust street, the late Henry Gore, and the late Mrs. James Robb.

In July, 1871, John Gore and Miss Malinda Stem were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gore, on Napoleon street, by the Rev. Mr. Doyle, a United Brethren devine. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Daisy, Lillian, Alvin, and Edith, at home. He is also survived by these brothers and sisters: Winfield S., of Lorain; James, of the Sixth Ward; William M., of the Nineteenth Ward; Annie, widow of Leroy Rider, of Lexington, O.; George G., of the Eighth Ward; Albert F., of Kimmelton, Somerset County, and Amanda, wife of Ferguson Mapledoram, at Lexington, O.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gore moved to Johnstown when John Gore was very young. When the Civil War broke out the latter enlisted in Company E, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Capt. Graham. He served four years and six months in the Army and was with his company in every engagement, being wounded in the right thigh at Newmarket, Va. After his return from serving his county he went to work in the Gautier Wire Mill and was so badly burned about the left leg there over twenty years ago tht he had to retire frommanual labor. The leg was amputated at the Memorial Hospital three years ago, since which time Mr. Gore had been engaged in selling peanuts on the streets and in similar occupations.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon from the Gore home. The deceased was a member of Encampment No. 60, Union Veteran Legion, and will be buried in the Gore plot in Grand-View Cemetery with the honors of war.

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