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PEACH, Joseph

    Cambria Freeman, 24 Aug 1906, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Joseph Peach

Joseph Peach, a brother of Liveryman Thomas Peach, of this place, died Friday afternoon at the Little Sisters of Mercy Hospital, in Pittsburg, after a lingering illness of almost 15 years.

Mr. Peach was born in Susquehanna township 55 years ago. About 15 years ago he was stricken with rheumatism which became chronic, and he was taken to the Pittsburg institution for treatment. On Monday, Aug. 13, he was seized with a paralytic stroke, after which he became gradually worse until his death. He is survived by one brother, Thomas Peach, the Ebensburg liveryman, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Plummer, of Altoona, and Mrs. Mathiot Shortencarrier, of Spangler. His death marks the third in the family since last September, when a sister, Mrs. Ellen Williams, of Carrolltown, died. Her death was followed by that of another sister, Mrs. Daniel James, of Pittsburg, last spring.

The funeral of Joseph Peach was held Monday from the home of his brother, Thomas Peach, of this place, with services in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carrolltown, interment in “Heart’s Rest” cemetery, adjoining. The body was brought from Pittsburg on the 3:20 train Saturday afternoon and taken to the home of Thomas Peach.

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