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VARNER, Samuel L.

    Johnstown Tribune, 4 Mar 1925, Contributed by Brian Cartwright

Name:   VARNER, Samuel L.
Death Date:   4 Mar 1925
Age:   59
Newspaper:   Johnstown Tribune
Obituary Date:   4 Mar 1925
Contributed by:   Brian Cartwright

Bedford Street Resident Had Been Salesman for Tea Company 31 Years

Samuel L. Varner, aged 59 years, a salesman in the employ of the Grand Union Tea Company for the last 31 years, died at his home, 913 Bedford street, Dale Borough, at 5:15 o'clock this morning. Mr. Varner's health had been impaired for some months. His death was due to a comlication of diseases. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. P. L. Griffiths Sunday afternoon in the Dale Evangelical Church of which Mr. Varner was a member. He was also identified with the church orchestra and Dale Council, Jr. O. U. A. M. Messrs. W. H. Bantly, Charles Cable, Harvey Lamison, W. D. Miller, Levi Miller, and J. W. Miller will be pallbearers. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Samuel Lincoln Varner was born near Salix, Richland Township, March 25, 1866, being a son of Jacob G. and Lydia (Strayer) Varner. His father, who served in the 107th Regiment. P. V. I. in the Civil War died in December 1906, and his mother passed away in 1915. Samuel L. Varner was a nephew of the late Mrs. Jacob C. Stineman and the late Stephen R. Varner. The latter also served in the Civil War. He was in one of the companies of the 54th Regiment, P. V. I. The deceased was the brother of Sylvester Varner, of Conemaugh; Martin Varner, of Dale; Grant Varner, of Elton, and Irwin Varner, of Salix. S. L. Varner and Miss Annie Hampton were married at South Fork in August 1890, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, then pastor of the South Fork United Evangelical Church. Mrs. Varner survives her husband with these sons and daughters: Roscoe, Nellie, Russell and Algie, home; Lillian, wife of Bernard Laufle, of 312 Lincoln street; Lydia, wife of Elmer Mitchell, of Bolivar; Beatrice, wife of William Himes, of Dale; Verda, wife of Walter Gray, of Dale, and Ada, wife of Arthur Grumbling, of Bellwood, Pa. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Because of his 31 years working for the Grand Union Tea Co, he was known as "Sam, the Tea Man".


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