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STIFFLER, Mary Hostetler

    Johnstown Tribune, 19 Sep 1903, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Mrs. Mary Stiffler, wife of John Stiffler, died at her home in Croyle township, near Summerhill, on Friday, September 11, 1903, after an illness of eight weeks of lung trouble, aged fifty-eight years, seven months, and seventeen days. She is survived by her husband and the following sons and daughters; Anna, wife of Thomas Morrison, of Irvona; Henry E. White, a musician, at home; Jacob Stiffler, a P.R.R. flagman, of Conemaugh; Curtis Stiffler, a P.R.R. fireman, of Conemaugh; Bert Stiffler, a P.R.R. fireman, of Altoona; Earl Stiffler, at home. She is also survived by the following stepsons and stepdaughters; Charlie Stiffler, a Constable of Nanty-Glo; Jennie, wife of Joseph Tenfel, a barber of Altoona; Flora, wife of Simon Wess, a teamster of Conemaugh; J. W. Stiffler, a teamster for the South Fork Coal Company at South Fork; H. R. Stiffler, a Pittsburg Division fireman, of Altoona. Surviving brothers and sister are as follows: Lydia, wife of Albert Fisher, of Dale; Sarah, wife of Eli Bowers, of Casey, Ill; Annie, wife of Alex Purvis, of Chicago; Mrs. Lizzie Oliver, of Wier City, Kan.; Jonathan and Eli Hostetler, of Illinois.

The deceased was a faithful member of the Progressive Brethren Church for the past fifteen years. The funeral took place from her home on Sunday, September 12th, at 1 o'clock. Services were conducted by the Rev. J. L. Bowman, of Vinco, and the remains were laid to rest in Mundy's Cemetery, Jackson Township.

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