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|Johnstown Tribune, 16 May 1910, Contributed by Sharon Trosan
|Henry Varner, Identified with one of Cambria County's oldest families, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter , Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Statler, No. 219 Ohio St., Moxham, after a four months illness of bowel and stomach trouble, at 7 am yesterday, in his 72nd year. Mr. Varner spent most of his life in the vicinity of Vinco, in Jackson Township. He was with the John Angus family in Conemaugh last Christmas, coming to Johnstown shortly thereafter to visit other relatives. He took sick at the Statler home in January.
The deceased was a son of George Varner & Christina Horner & was born in Conemaugh Township, near Mineral Point, August 19 , 1838. He was one of a family of ten children, and is the ninth of that number to pass away. His brother Adam Varner died in Jackson Township last winter. Mrs. Nancy Talhelm , widow of the late Rev. John Talhelm is the only surviving sister. She lives in Julian, Center County. In 1858 the Varner family removed from Conemaugh Township to near Vinco, where Henry Varner remained on the farm until last fall . On Feb 14, 1860, the deceased & Susannah Hunt, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth HUNT, were united in marriage, the latter having passed away suddenly in July 1905, while attending a League meeting at Wesley Chapel.
Fourteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Varner, three of whom - Harry, Lawrence E., & Ruth Varner are dead. The surviving ones are George, of near Vinco; Miles A., Samuel S., and Timothy L., of Somerset; Leonard of Portage; Oliver and Walter , of the 7th Ward, this city; Mrs. W. S. Bird, of Confluence; Mrs. John A. Angus and Mrs. Theodore Custer, of Conemaugh, and Mrs. Daniel Statler, at whose residence he passed away, together with 31 grandchildren.
The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, the remains to be lifted at the Statler home at 9 am to be taken to Wesley Chapel, where services will be conducted at 10:45 o'clock by the Rev. A. C. Saxman, pastor of the Conemaugh Methodist Episcopal Church an d Rev. A. J. Bird, presiding Elder of the Somerset District t of the United Evangelical Church Interment will be made in the chapel cemetery. Henry Varner was a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. having been a class leader & member of the Board of Trustees at Wesley Chapel for a long time. In politics he was a Republican untill two years ago when he became identified with the Prohibitionist Party.