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|Johnstown Tribune, 05/02/1904, Contributed by Virginia Sobotkin
|Joseph Mulvehill, the Westmont grocer and janitor of the Westmont Public School, died at 6:20 AM yesterday morning [Sunday, May 1, 1904] at his residence on Fayette Street, Westmont, after an illness of five days of pleura-pneumonia. He was in his 46th year.
The deceased was a son of Peter Mulvehill who died at his home on Mifflin Street, Westmont on March 15, six weeks ago, and Mrs. Elizabeth [Pendergast] York Mulvehill who is still living on the old homestead. Joseph [Ryan] Mulvehill was born in Brooklyn, NY., March 8, 1855, and in 1865 moved to Cameron’s Bottom, Indiana County, with his parents, coming to Johnstown with then about 1869.
In August 1883 the deceased and Miss “Lucy” Louise Frances Riffle, daughter of Peter and [Christine Anna Low-Riffle] of Bedford County were married in St. John’s Catholic Church, corner of Jackson and Locust Streets by the Rev. Father Owen P. Gallagher. Ten children were born in this union all of whom are living with the exception of Gertrude. The living are Mary E., Leo Francis, John Richard, Joseph Ernest, Charles Peter, Lucy A., James Aloysius, Margaret and Agnes, all at home. The mother also survives.
Joseph Mulvehill was one of a family of ten children and is the second to pass away. His sister Miss Margaret Mulvehill having died in Pittsburg some hears ago. The surviving brothers and sisters are Michael of Jeannette, Mary wife of John Devlin of Wheeling, West Virginia, Catharine, wife of John Kirby proprietor of the Somerset House this city, Ella/Nellie wife of Andrew Bradley of Wilkinsburg, John of Pittsburg, Frank, married and living on Mifflin Street, Miss Rose of Allegheny, and Miss Elizabeth at home.
The funeral will take place at 9:00 AM Wednesday morning from St. John’s Catholic Church of which the deceased was a lifelong member. A solemn high mass of requiem will be said by the Very Rev. John Boyle as celebrant. Father William McDonald as deacon, and the Rev. Father Petrarcho as subdeacon. Interment will be made in the church cemetery at Geistown.