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SWANK, Ephraim

    Johnstown Tribune, 17 Jun 1895, Page 1, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Ephraim Swank, a well-known and respected citizen of Davidsville, died at his home at 4 o'clock this morning, after a two-weeks' illness, of typhoid fever, aged forty-four years and five months. Mr. Swank was born in Somerset Township, Somerset County, and learned the trade of blacksmith, at which he worked in Stoyestown for some years. He was married twice, his first wife being a daughter of Mr. N. B. Penrod, of Bills, Somerset County. About a year after marriage he was left a widower, his wife and infant child having died at their home in Stoyestown.

Some time after he was married to Miss Kate Wingard, of Stoyestown, and several years ago removed to Davidsville, where he had since been in business.

Mr. Swank is survived by his wife and six children - four boys and two girls - the oldest of whom is seventeen years of age. His mother who lives near Friedens, also survives, and one brother - Aaron of Davidsville.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at Stoyestown, interment to be made in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at that place with services by Rev Fleck of the Lutheran Church of which the deceased was a consistent member from boyhood.

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