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HUMMEL, Frances P. (Pickworth)

    Johnstown Tribune, 31 Aug 1920, Page 8, Contributed by Brian Cartwright


Widow of Well-Known Civil War Veteran Passed Away While on Visit to Son There

Mrs. Frances P. HUMMEL, widow of Joseph R. HUMMEL, at one time Burgess of Dale Borough, died last night at the home of her son, John H. HUMMEL, of Graham avenue, where she had been visiting for a month or so. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. The body was brought to Johnstown this morning by the John Henderson Company and was taken to the home of Mrs. F. S. ASHBRIDGE, 1093 Rodger avenue, Walnut Grove, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The eulogy will be given by the Rev. Dr. Franklin E. Hetrick, of the Dale United Evangelical Church, after which burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery. Six sons of the deceased will act as pallbearers. Mrs. HUMMEL was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PICKWORTH and was born in Johnstown in September, 1847. Her father was a boatman on the Pennsylvania Canal and operated a boat between this city and Pittsburgh. Miss PICKWORTH and Joseph R. HUMMEL were married in Johnstown in April, 1868, by the Rev. Mr. Kinter, of this city. They spent a few years at Ashtola, Somerset County, where Mr. HUMMEL was interested in the sawmill business, later coming to Johnstown and locating in Dale Borough. Mr. HUMMEL served in the 54th Regiment, P. V. I. in the Civil War and was active in G. A. R. circles here until his death in Dale Borough last April. Mrs. HUMMEL is survived by these children: John H., of Windber; Robert P., of Stoyestown; Samuel H., of Wellington, O.; Mrs. G. A. LAYMAN, of Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. R. W. MILLER, Mrs. F. S. ASHBRIDGE, Kinter F., Forest G., and Harry D., of this city. She was a sister of Mrs. Maria WAYLAND, of this city, and Mrs. William F COOK, of Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. HUMMEL was an active worker in the Dale United Evangelical Church, Sunday School, Missionary Society, and the Ladies' Aid Society and was a life member of the Women's Temperance Union of Cambria County.

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