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GORE, George S.

    Johnstown Tribune, 8 Jan 1919, Page 16, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Was in the Act of Emptying Ashes When He Was Stricken on Pavement This Morning


George S. Gore, the well-known real estate dealer, died suddenly of apoplexy on the pavement in front of his residence, 1089 McKinley avenue, while on his way to work. Other neighbors, among them Dr. J. W. Wirt, were called a short time later and assisted Mr. Figge in carrying the body from the sidewalt into the residence. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Dr. J. Swan Taylor, of the South Side, who was called to the residence not long after Mr. Gore was found.

George S. Gore suffered considerably from rheumatism for some years, but was not compelled to remain indoors. He was about the city yesterday afternoon and last night. He rose early this morning to get the house warm before calling the other members of the family.

The deceased was identified with one of the oldest families of this city. He was born September 10, 1861, at the corner of Main and Franklin streets, and was a son of Thomas and Amanda Jane Mitchell Gore. His mother died here March 20, 1891, and his father on September 20, 1903. George S. Gore was a brother of James and John Gore, who died inChicago, and Willis Gore, whose death occurred some months ago in the South. Mr. Gore is survived by three sisters -- Mrs. J. W. Barnett of Hillside, Westmoreland County, and Mrs. Amanda Gore Hutchison, and Mrs. J. Saw Taylor, of the Fifth Ward, this city.

About 14 years ago the deceased and Miss Jane Sutliffe were married at the Sutliffe home at Cherry Valley, N.Y., and they have since made their home in this city. Mrs. Gore survives her husband, with four children -- Jane Sutliffe, Marion Thatcher, Thomas Sutliffe and Willis Wilson Gore, all at home. The deceased was educated in the Johnstown public schools and later went to work in the Cambria foundry, where he served his apprenticeship. After the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889, he built the Globe Fountry in Morrellville and operated it for several years. AFter disposing of his plant, Mr. Gore entered the real estate and insurance business.

The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, of which his father was a fuling elder for many years. The funeral will take place on Saturday, when services will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Grandview Cemetery.

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