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Charles A. Smouse

SMOUSE, Charles Arthur

Charles A. Smouse, 94, well known retired farmer of this area, died yesterday at the home of his son, Albert Smouse, Union Grove Road, after a year's illness. Mr. Smouse was born October 31, 1856, a son of the late Henry Peter and Elizabeth (Neff) Smouse, Smouse's Mill, Bedford Road.  He is a descendant of John Smouse, who emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1838. In 1879 he married Sarah Elizabeth Cook, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cook, Wellersburg, Pa.  An enthusiastic sportsman, Mr. Smouse spent the winters in Florida until the past few years. Survivors include two other children, Mrs. Walter Madore, State College, Pa., and Mrs. Ruthella Fey, this city; five granchildren, JohnMadore, State College; Mrs. Glen Rankin, Miami, Fla.; Jack Hobart Smouse, Jensen Beach, Fla.; George C. Fey, Jr., Baltimore Pike, and Richard S. Fey, Union Grove Road; eight great grandchildren, Mrs. Anna Lee Dux, Jack and Mary Belle Madore, State College; Gary and Cheryl Rankin, Miami; Pamela, Diane and Susan Fey, this city; and on great great granddaughter Eileen Dux, State College. The body will remain at the home of his son, Albert, until tomorrow at 1 p.m. when it will be taken to Centenary Methodist Church, Bedford Road, of which he was a member, for services at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. Gordon R. Hall, pastor, will officiate with interment in Zion Memorial Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 7, 1951
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)



SMOUSE, Charles Albert
 
Charles Albert Smouse, 78, of RD 2, Union Grove, died Monday in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient five days. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Charles Arthur and Elizabeth (Cook) Smouse. He was a retired farmer, a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a life member of BPO Elks Lodge 63. Surviving are his widow, Mary C. (Davis) Smouse; one son, Jack Smouse, Jensen Beach, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Ruthella Fey, Union Grove Road. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there at 11 a.m. tomorrow by Rev. Lawrence Frye. Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park. Lodge 63 will hold memorial services at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 5, 2012 





SMOUSE, Charles W.

Charles W. Smouse, 90, of Riverside Avenue, Johnstown, a native of Everett, died Wednesday, June 28, 1972, of an apparent heart attack. Born in Everett April 19, 1882, he was the son of the late John W. and Susan (Ford) Smouse. He was married to Estella Cook in September 1931. Surviving in addition to his wife are the following six children: Mildred Lehman of Bedford RD 4; C. Robert and Harry I. both of Johnstown; James E. of Legrand, Iowa; Ruth Schnurr of Cleveland, Ohio; and Katherine Van Horn of Cumberland, Maryland. Two step-children also survive. They are; Ghurman J. Rose of Hopewell, Virginia, and Betty Leppert of New Paris. He was preceded in death by one son. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren and 33 great-granchildren. Mr. Smouse was a member of the 524 FAM Masonic Lodge, Shawnee Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon - 167, and the Blue Lodge. Funeral services: Friday, June 30 at 11 a.m. from the Stewart Funeral Home, Everett, with the Rev. Charles L. Stetler officiating. Burial in the Everett Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, July 7, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2011
 



SMOUSE, Mrs. Estella Mae Cook

Mrs. Estella Mae Smouse, RD 1, Everett, died unexpectedly Friday, May 23, 1969, at her residence. She was born August 10, 1889, in Hyndman, a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Ellen (Tipton) Cook. She previously married Charles J. Rose who died in 1928. On June 15, 1931 she was united in marriage to Charles W. Smouse who survives along with the following children: Thurman J. Rose, Hopewell, Va.; Mrs. Betty Mae Leppert, RD 1, New Paris; Mrs. Mildred V. Lehman, RD Bedford; C. Robert Smouse, Johnstown; James E. Smouse, LeGrand, Iowa; Harry I. Smouse, Johnstown; Mrs. Ruth G. Schneur, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Kathryn E. Van Horn, Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Diana S. Ferguson, Fishertown. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, and these brothers, Noah H. Cook and George L. Cook, both of Hyndman. Four brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bald Hill Lutheran Church. Funeral services: Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m., at the Bald Hill Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Tome and Rev. Charles Rhodes, officiating. Burial in Everett Cemetery. Friends may call at the Stewart Funeral Home, Everett, today from 2 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.
The Bedford Gazette, May 24, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2011


SMOUSE, Miss Margaret Kathleen

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Miss Margaret Kathleen Smouse, R. N., 25, Stringtown, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital, Denver, Colo., following an operation. Miss Smouse was born April 8, 1922, near Hyndman, a daughter of Harry and Lillian (Wambaugh) Smouse, Stringtown. She was a graduate of Martinsburg, W. Va., City Hospital School of Nursing. The body will arrive at the Zeigler Funeral Home here tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2011 



SMUTZ, Miss Florence


Miss Florence Smutz, one of Fayette county's most outstanding business women, died at 5 o'clock this morning at her home in the Smutz Apartments, 715 West Crawford avenue. While not in the best of health the past few weeks, her death was unexpected. Miss Smutz was born in Westoreland county, a daughter of the late Christian and Mary Eliza Hutchison Smutz. She was promient in the mercantile and real estate business on the West Side for a number of years, starting in business with her father and later was associated in the hardware, as well as real estate business, was a member of the First Baptist Church, and for a long time was a prominent singer in the church choir. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Josephine Rhodes, Mrs. Katherine Metzger and Mrs. Mary Lepley, all of this city, and Misses Sarah and Della Smutz, at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. Forrest R. Gilmore, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.
October 2, 1940, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 



 


SMUTZ, John Wilson


John Wilson Smutz of 117 North Third, street, West Side, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer on the Connellsville Division for a number of years, died shortly before midnight Wednesday at the Connellsville State Hospital from a heart attack. He had been in ill health for several years but was able to be about. A few days ago his condition became more alarming and on Wednesday morning he was removed to the Hospital. Mr. Smutz was a son of the late Christian Stauffer and Mary Hutchison Smutz, who were among tbe best known residents of Connelleville. He was born on the West Side and had spent all of his life there. Forty years ago he entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as a fireman and was promoted to an engineer. Because of iII health he gave up his work about five years ago. He was widely known in railroad circles and also had a host of other friends in the community. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The following sisters survive: Florence, Sarah and Della Smutz, Mrs. Catherine Metzger, Mrs. Mary Lepley and Mrs. Josephine Rhodes, all of Connellsvflle. The body was removed to the Charles C. Mitchell funeral chapel, South Pittsburg street, and this evening at 7 o'clock will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Catherine Metzger, 212 South Eighth street, West Side, where the funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Brownlee, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery. 
Thursday, October 17, 1935, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 




 
SMUTZ, Joshua


Joshua Smutz, about 70 years old, a former well known resident of Fayette oounty, died suddenly Monday, November 14, at his home in Menden, Mo. He was apparently in his usual health and was taken suddenly ill while building a fence. Rev. Yettora, pastor of the Methodist church of Menden, who was assisting in the work, caught Mr. Smutz as he was about to fall to the ground. He summoned Mrs. Smutz and the stricken man died while they were carrying him into the house. Mr. Smutz was born on the Smutz-Stauffer farm, Dunbar township, near Trotter, a son ot the late Isaac and Sarah Stauffer Smutz. He spent his early days here and was educated in tho public school. He married Miss Jeanetta Herbert of Mount Pleasant and later located on a farm in Mendon, where he had since resided. His widow, three daughters, two sons, and brother, I. C. Smutz of Pittsburg, formerly of Connellsville, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Nicholson of Menden, Mo., survive. Deceased was an uncle of Edgar Smutz of the South Side and a cousin of A. B. Stauffer of the West Side. The Interment was made at Brunswick, Mo. 
November 24, 1921, The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 



 


SMUTZ, Mrs. Mary Eliza Hutchinson


Mrs. Mary Eliza Smutz, aged 75 years, widow of the late Christian Stauffer Smutz of the West Side, died this morning about 11 o'clock at her late home in North Sixth street after a ten days' illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Smutz had been in poor health for the past several years but had been able to be up until the tlme she contracted pneumonia. She was conscious up until her death. Deceased was born and reared near Belle Vernon and before her marriage was Miss Mary Eliza Hutchinson. Fifty-two years ago she was married to Christian Stauffer Smutz, of Dunbar township, and soon after the marriage they moved to the West Side where Mr. Smutz for many years was a prominent merchant. After retiring from business he was succeeded by his daughter, Miss Florence Smutz. Mr. Smutz died I8 months ago. Mrs. Smutz, was a devout member and one of the oldest members of the First Baptist church and was widely and favorably known throughout Fayette county. She was highly respected and esteemed by her wide circle of friends. She is survived by the following grown children:Mrs. Josephine Rhodes, Mrs. Katharine Metzger, Mrs. Mary Lepley, John W., all of the West Side; Misses Della, Florence and Sarah at home. One brother, Alex Hutchinson, of Mill Run, and 11 grandchildren also survive. The funeral will take place from her late home Friday afternoon. Interment in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Wednesday, October 12, 1910, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 


SMUTZ, Miss Sarah


Miss Sarah Smutz one of the best known former business women of Connellsville, died at 3:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home in the Smutz Apartments, in West Crawford avenue. She was born in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Christian S. and Mary Eliza Hutchinson Smutz, and had resided here all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Della Smutz, at home, and Mrs. Catherine Metzger, of 212 South Eighth street, West Side. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home with Rev. Robert L Smith, pastor ot the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Friday, September 3, 1948, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010


 



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