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FINDLEY, George D.


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    Johnstown Tribune, 20 Jun 1910, Contributed by Brian Cartwright

George D. Findley, for many years a resident of Johnstown, died of general debility between 9 and 10 o'clock last night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Schrumm, in Washington, D. C. where he had made his home for the past year or so. The remains will be brought to Johnstown this evening and will be taken to the Daniel Mooney home in Coopersdale. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock to *****(unreadable) afternoon. Services will be con***ed (unreadable) by the Rev. S. B. Laverty, pastor of the Cooper-avenue M. E. church, and interment will be made in Grand-View Cemetery. The deceased was born in Franklin county, this State, almost seventy-nine years ago, the Findley family settling in the vicinity of Seward, Westmoreland county, when he was a mere boy. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for some years before the Great Flood of 1889 in Woodvale for the Johnson Company, later going to the Seventeenth ward to work for the Lorain Steel company. The deceased and Miss Ann Williams, sister of Morgan L. Williams, of Coopersdale, were married in the vicinity and lived in Woodvale Borough for a number of years, removing to Moxham shortly before the catastrophe of 1889, in which Miss Lulu Findley and Mrs. Clara Schoff, two of the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Findley, perished. The deceased's wife died at the Findley home on Coleman avenue in May, 1907, and soon after the health of Mr. Findley began to fail. Mr. Findley is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Schrumm, mentioned above, and by four sons; William, of Seward, George H., of Ferndale, and Hill and Joseph, of Washington. Mrs. Irene Mitchell, wife of Charles Mitchell, who died in Moxham some time ago, was a daugter of Mr.*** (unreadable) Findley. In politics Mr. Findleys was a Democrat. He was a frequent contributor to the local newspaper.

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