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FELIX, Elizabeth (Berkibile)

    Johnstown Tribune, 28 Apr 1920, Contributed by Anonymous

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Felix

Mrs. Elizabeth (Berkibile) Felix, widow of James Felix, died at the Felix homestead in Lower Yoder Township, near the Westmoreland Turnpike, between 1 and 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, in her 87th year. Mrs. Felix’s death was due to general disability. She had been bedfast for a fortnight or so. The funeral will likely take place on Friday afternoon, the services to be conducted at the house by the Rev. Thomas H. Morris, minister of Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Felix was a communicant for some 40 years. Burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers. They are Jackson C. Burgess, Edwin Mauren, Ashton H. Mauren, Harry Felix, Forest Felix, and Savannah Felix.

The deceased was born in Shade Township, Somerset County, on April 8, 1833, the daughter of Samuel and Susan (Cable) Felix, and was married to James Felix near New Baltimore, Somerset County, before coming to this place to occupy the John Marsh Farm, 78 acres which Mr. Felix purchased from the Marsh estate in 1878. James Felix was veteran of the Civil War. He served as a Private in Company K, 58th Regiment, P. V. I. under J. Richter Jones, who was killed at Bachelor’s Creek Station, N.C., on May 23, 1863, by a Confederate picket. James Felix was discharged from the U.S. services in the spring of 1865 and returned to this place where he died of paralysis on January 31, 1907. Mr. Felix was for a number of years a member of Issac Decker Post, G. A. R. Morrellville.

Fourteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Felix, three of whom died. They were Eliza, Polly and Samuel Felix. The surviving sons and daughters are Andrew J. of Lower Yoder Township; Herman of Wilkinsburg; Mrs. George Gates, of K Street; Mrs. P.J. Souder, who makes her home on the Felix farm; Mrs. Lauretta Burgess, of Wilkinsburg; James G., of Lower Yoder Township; Savannah, of the Seventeenth Ward; Mrs. John L. Burns, of Chandler Avenue; Mrs. Harvey F. Berkibile, of Decker Avenue; Mrs. Ida Terry, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Harry A.C. of Cleveland, O.; She is also survived by a sister Mrs. Abby Custer, of the Twentieth Ward, 34 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren.

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