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MEARS, Samuel B.

    Johnstown Tribune, 21 Feb 1920, Page 15, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

MEARS, Samuel B., a well-known local miner, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday night, when he was removed from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie Korb, whose husband, A. L. Korb, died a few weeks ago. Mr. Mears resided at Portage at the time of the Johnstown Flood, of May, 1889, and later removed to South Fork. He had been employed in this vicinity for a number of years until his health became impaired a few years ago. His death was due to asthma.

Samuel Briton Mears was born in Broad Top, Huntingdon County, on November 16, 1868, and was a son of Dr. and Mrs. George Mears. He was one of a family of six sons and is the fifth of the number to pass away. His surviving brother is Jacob Means, of Portage, who is in his 70th years. S. B. Mears and Miss Harriet M. Broad, sister of Dr. J. G. Broad, of South Fork, were married in South Fork in January of 1892, by the late Rev. N. S. George, of the U. E. Church. Mrs. Mears died in this city 13 years ago. Besides his brother, S. B. Mears is survived by four sons and two daughters: Melvin W., of Akron, Ohio; Harold W. and John G. Mears, at home; Charles Mears, a member of the United States Navy, who is on his way through the Panama Canal to join the Pacific Squadron, and two daughters: Nettie, widow of A. L. Korb, and Miss Margaret Mears, of 749 Bloom Street. He is also survived by two granddaughters.

The deceased was a member of the Dale United Evangelical Church and also of South Fork Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and South Fork Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The body will be taken to South Fork for burial, which will likely take place on Tuesday morning.
(tombstone at South Fork Cemetery)

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