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GRAMLING, Charles E.

    Johnstown Tribune, 26 Feb 1908, Page 8, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller


Seventh Ward Merchant Expired This Morning After a Long Illness of Pulmonary Trouble

Charles E. Gramling, head of the general mercantile establishment of Gramling & Co., at the corner of Bedford and Cedar streets, Seventh Ward, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the Gramling residence, No. 536 Fronheiser street, aged forty-two years, three months, and twenty days. Mr. Gramling’s health had been impaired for about a year and a half. He suffered from pulmonary trouble and sought relief in Florida and at a sanitariam at Oil City, but without avail.

The deceased was born in Adams Township, this county, in 1865, being a son of the venerable George Gramling and the late Mrs. Catherine Paul Gramling. C. E. Gramling was a brother of Daniel and Solomon Gramling, of Dale Borough; William, of Windber; Mrs. Barbara Wissinger, of Dale; Mrs. Catherine Stutzman, of the Seventeenth Ward, and Mrs. Amanda Gillman, of South Fork.

Eighteen years ago Mr. Gramling went to work as a salesman in S. C. Ream’s store in the Seventh Ward, and in 1898, he, with Messrs. J. S. Stutzman and E. W. Baumgardner, purchased the business from Mr. Ream and have since been conducting the establishment under the firm name of Gramling & Co. In politics Mr. Gramling was a Republican. He lived in Dale Borough for a while before locating in the city, and at the time he moved across the line he was a member of the Election Board and also of the Board of School Directors in the adjoining suburb.

Fifteen years ago the deceased was married in Jenner Township, Somerset County, to Miss Alice Bowman, daughter of Peter J. Bowman, and she, together with six daughters and a son, survive. The children are Dora, Stella, Edith, Bowman C., Ethyl, Ruth, and Alice J. Gramling, all at home.

The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, when services are to be held in the Dale United Evangelical Church, of which Mr. Gramling was a devoted member. The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Q. A. Curry, the pastor of the church, the Rev. F. W. Ware, pastor of Willow street church, and the Rev. E. D. Ellenberger, pastor of the U. E. Church of Franklin, Pa.

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