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STEVONS, Thaddeus

    Johnstown Tribune, 10 Jun 1920, Contributed by Lisa Baker


His Death Last Night at the Lee Homeopathic Hospital Was the First in That Institution

Thaddeus Stevons, aged 72 years, for many years a well known resident of the Eighth Ward, but for the last three years a resident of Brownstown Borough, died last night at Lee Homeopathic Hospital, 320 Main street, First Ward, his being the first death to occur in that institution. His health had been impaired for a long time. He suffered from a complication of diseases, including Bright's disease He had been a patient at Lee Hospital for the past fortnight. The body has been turned over to undertaker Stephen Conway, who conveyed it to the Hupf residence in Brownstown Borough this afternoon. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Michael's Catholic Church, where a mass of requiem will be said by the Rev. Mathias Pfeil. Burial will be made in the Geistown Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Michael Hupf, Mathias Beas, Nevin Snavely, J. A. Wesner, Urban Reavel, and Ralph Hunter, sons-in-law of the deceased. Friends are requested to omit flowers. The deceased was born at Newry, Blair County, on May 2, 1848, the son of James and Julia Ann (Noel) Stevons. Mr. Stevons was engaged in farming. Since coming to this city some 20 years ago he worked in the Cambria Bessemer Department and later as a watchman. He became a pensioner about three years ago. The deceased and Miss Mary Margaret Meloy, of Chest Springs, this county, were married in the Catholic Church at St. Augustine by the Rev. Father Brady in February, 1872. Mrs. Stevons' death occurred in Brownstown Borough in July, 1918. Mr. Stevons was a brother of Mrs. George Harvey, of Gallitzin; Mrs. Anna McMasters, of Hollidaysburg; Mrs. Joseph Meloy, of Chest Springs; and Sister M. Justina, who is stationed at Seton hall Seminary, Greensburg. The following sons and daughters survive him: Agnes, wife of Mathias Beas, Barron avenue; Mary C., wife of Michael Houf, Habicht street; Gertrude, wife of Nevin Snavely, Huber street; Henry, Boyer street; Vincent, Harrison street; Ella wife of Dr. L. A. Wesner, Franklin street; Rose, wife of Ralph Hunter, Altoona, and Almira wife of Urban Reavel, Park avenue. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren.

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