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McWILLIAMS, Esther (Toner)

    Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 6 Sep 1907, Page 2, Contributed by Kerry L. Miller


Mrs. Esther Toner McWilliams Dies at a Pittsburg Hospital


Mrs. Esther Toner McWilliams, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Toner, of No. 717 Broad street, and a bride of only a month, died Friday at the South Side Hospital, Pittsburg, where she had been for the past two years a student in the training school for nurses. The remains, accompanied by the bereaved husband, were brought to Johnstown Saturday, and interred Monday morning in Lower Yoder Cemetery, after services at St. Columba's Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Father Downes.

Miss Toner and Marion Charles McWilliams, a successful Pittsburg theatrical man, were married quietly in the Smoky City on July 30th, intending to keep the wedding a secret until later. Their secret was not revealed to Johnstown relatives and friends until the arrival here Saturday of Mr. McWilliams on his sorrowful mission. Mrs. McWilliams had visited her mother here about two weeks ago and appeared in splendid health. Upon her return, however, she became the victim of typhoid fever.

The deceased was born in England December 20, 1876. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by one brother, Peter Toner, of Adam street, and the following sisters: Mrs. M. F. Ward, of Moxham ; Mrs. Henry Roberts, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Mary Griffith, of Broad street; Mrs. M. J. Connelly, of the South Side, and Mrs. T. H. Snyder, of Prospect. James P. Toner, of this city, who died last December, was a brother.

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