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GORE, Amanda (Kooken)

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 6 Jan 1911, Page 3, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Former Johnstown Woman Expires of
Acute Indigestion at

Mrs. Amanda Kooken Gore, widow of Archibald Gore, died of acute indigestion last Friday morning at the residence of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. Stimmel, No. 1213 Franklin avenue, Wilkinsburg, with whom she had been making her home for a long time. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kooken, deceased and was born in the First Ward, this city, sixty-eight years ago. Her father was one of the first carpenters employed by the late Wesley J. Rose, one of Johnstown's pioneer contractors and builders. Mr. Kooken crossed the continent in 1849 in search of gold in the State of California, and is said to have been very successful. Later he located in the State of Montana and died there. Mrs. Jesse Kooken passed away during the 40's at the Kooken home on Stonycreek street, near School place and her remains were interred in Union Cemetery, Johnstown's first burying ground.

Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Gore were married in Johnstown and went to Braddock with a large delegation of other Johnstowners in 1872, the men to work for Capt. W. R. Jones at the steel plant there. Mr. Gore died in 1902 and his remains were brought to Johnstown for burial. Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Gore were held at the Stimmel residence in Wilkinsburg Sunday afternoon and the remains were brought to Johnstown on the 9:39 train Monday morning. After short services in the lecture room of the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays the remains were laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery.

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