McKean County PA Genealogy
Samuel G. Edgar - The Bradford Era, Thurs., September 26,
1957, pg 2
Samuel G. Edgar, 91, retired glass cutter, died at his home tin Custer City
yesterday afternoon following an illness.
Mr. Edgar was born on May 8, 1866 at Bath, NY and was the son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. WIlliam J. Edgar. He had worked in various glass plants at Coudersport,
Smethport, Hasel Hurst and Mt. Jewett, retiring some time ago.
He was a member of the Degolia Evangelical United Bretheren Church, Masonic
Lodge No. 627, Free and Accepted Masons, at Mt. Jewett; and the Coudersport
Preceding Mr. Edgar in death on Nov. 23, 1843, was his wife, the former Ada
Doan, and a son, Albert, on Aug. 12, 1952,
Surviving are two sons, Edward, at home and LeRoy, Cyclone; three daughters,
Mrs. Florence Mulholand, at home, Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Waynesboro; and Mrs. Mary
L. Valentine, Robinson, IL; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Funceral services will be held in the home at 1:30 pm Saturday. The Rev.
James Thompson, pastor of the Degolia EU Church, will officiate.
His Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the home at 8pm today.
Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park at Lafayette, Arrangements are under the
direction of the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel.
Ada Edgar - The Bradford Era, Wednesday, November 24,
1943, pg 7
Well known resident of Degolia dies after 3 year illness
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Edgar, 75, who died at her home in Degolia
yesterday morning at 9:20 o'clock, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock at the United Brethren church of Degolia. The Rev. C.E. Dibble,
pastor, and the Re. Arra D. McGill, pastor of the Rixford United Brethren
church, will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot of the McKean
County Memorial park.
Mrs. Edgar had been in ill health for the past three years but her
condition had not been considered critical until a few hours preceding her
Born November 10, 1868, at Covington, PA., Mrs. Edgar had lived here for the
past 16 years. She was a member of the United Brethren church of Degolia
and took an active part in church work.
Survivors besides her husband, Samuel G. Edgar, include three sons, Edward G.
Edgar, Degolia, Albert L Edgar and LeRoy Edgar, both of Cyclone, PA; three
daughters, Mrs Florence Mulholland of New London, Conn., Mrs. Dorothy Walker of
Republic, PA, and Mrs James Valentine, 117 Williams street, Bradford; 11
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Koch-Chatley Memorial
Edward G. Edgar - The Bradford Era, Monday, August 25,
Edward G. Edgar, 79 of Custer City, died Saturday afternoon of an apparent heart
attack en route to Bradford hospital He had been in failing health for the
past three years.
Mr. Edgar was born March 28, 1890, at Wellsboro, a son of the late Samuel G. and
Ada Doan Edgar.
He was retired from the oil fields of Minard Run Oil Co. in 1955.
Mr. Edgar was a member of the Lewis Run Evangelical United Bretheran Church, the
Union Lodge 334. F&AM. of Bradford, and the Coudersport Consistory.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ada Fisk of Westfield, N.Y.; three sisters
Mrs. Florence Mulholland of Custer City, Mrs Dorothy Walter of Waynesboro, and
Mrs. Mary L Valentine of Robinson Ill; and one brother, LeRoy Edgar of Cyclone.
Friends are being received at the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel where the funeral
service will be held at 11 am Tuesday with the Rev. Harold Burchek officiating.
Burial with be at McKean Memorial Park.
Union Lodge 334, F&AM will hold a memorial service at 7pm today at Koch-Chatley's
Leroy Edgar - The Bradford Era, Wed., November 18, 1981
Smethport - Leroy Edgar, 82 of Cyclone died Monday at Port Allegany Community
He was born June 15, 1899, in Smethport, a son of Samuel G. and Ada Doan Edgar.
On Feb. 20, 1924, in Hazel Hurst, he married Helen Barber, who survives.
Mr. Edgar had been employed as a pumper for the South Penn Oil Co., retiring in
1964 after 40 years of service.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hazel Hurst; a Faith Partner
of the Liberty Baptist Church of Lynchburg, VA; and life member of the Hilltop
Volunteer Fire Department, which he helped organize; and was a first aid
director for the Bradford Red Cross for a number of years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Betty McMurtrie of
Bradford and Mrs. Ann Bloss of Smethport; Four grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs Florence Mulholland of Bradford and Mrs. Mary Valentine of Pioneer, Ariz;
and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Private funeral and committal services will
be held at the Gary K. Drum Funeral Home, Smethport, with the Rev. Glenn A
Hamilton, pastor of the Cyclone Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Cleon Edgar - The Bradford Era, Mon. June 1, 1992 pg 2
Port Allegany - Cleon E. Edgar, 78, of 109 Francis Ave., Port Allegany, died
Sunday in his residence following a short illness. He was born Nov. 23,
1913, in Port Allegany, a son of Edward S. and Mary Jane Longshore. He was
employed as a linotype operator for a Reporter Argus newspaper for more than 30
years, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Edgar was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Europe.
He was a member of American Legion Frank Burt Post and the Trinity United
Surviving are one brother, Russell Edgar of Port Allegany; and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
Friends will be received at the Robert J. Hartle Funeral Home from 10 to 11 am
Tuesday, at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. G. Kenneth
Tulloch, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in
Russell Edgar - The Bradford Era, Fri, Dec. 11, 1992, pg
Port Allegany - Russell M. "Bumpy" Edgar, 96, of Combs Creek Road, RD 1,
died Thursday in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 11, 1896, in Kane, a son of Edward and Mary Jane Longshore
Edgar. He married Marguerite Seyler in 1922. She died in 1976.
Mr. Edgar was a World War I veteran having served in the US army. He
received a certificate of recognition from the French government for service
rendered to France during the war.
He was a retired glass cutter of the former Allegany Window Glass Co. in Port
a lifetime resident of the area, he attended the Wrights Evangelical Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Switzer Funeral Home after 7pm. today and until the time
of services at 11 am Saturday with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr., pastor of the
Wrights Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in. Fairview
Signe Edgar - The Bradford Era, Thurs, December 5, 1991,
Smethport - Signe H. Edgar, 83, formerly of Rose Hill Avenue, died Wednesday in
She was born Feb. 12, 1908, in Port Allegany, a daughter of Oscar and Anne
Anderson Erickson. On Feb. 3, 1931, in Portville, N.Y., she married Gordon
S. Edgar, who died Sept 26, 1975.
Mrs. Edgar was a 1926 graduated of Port Allegany High School and was a member of
the United Methodist Church of Smethport.
She is survived by tow sons, William Edgar of Ridgway and Theodore Edgar of
Smethport; two daughters, Anne Defibaugh of Ridgway and Katheryn Van Mette of
Port Allegany; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend funeral
services at 11 am Friday at the Gary K Drum Funeral Home with the Rev. Emory
Billingsley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport.
Nellie Edgar - The Bradford (PA) Era, Tuesday, November
2, 1943 pg 3
Mrs Edgar, 81, Succumbs after 2-year illness
Funeral Services will be held at home on Wednesday
Eldred, Nov. 1 (Special) Mrs. Nellie Edgar, aged 81 , one of the oldest
residents of Eldred, died this morning at 1:10 o'clock at the home of her son,
James Edgar, in this place. She had been in ill health for the past two years
and her condition became critical following a stroke suffered two weeks ago.
Mrs Edgar was born April 9, 1962 in Tioga County. She came from Port Allegany to
Eldred in 1909. Her husband preceded her in death 42 years ago.
Mrs Edgar was a highly respected woman of this vicinity, and she was a member of
the Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Frank Edgar of Philadelphia, Dr. A.G. Edgar of
Shillington and James Edgar of Eldred and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Herrman of
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 at the home of James Edgar,
Rev. J.F. Fleming will officiate.
Burial will take place at the Chestnut Hill cemetery at Portville, NY
OLEAN TIMES-HERALD; WEDNESDAY, MAY 5. 1937
Rites Held For Infant At Eldred
ELDRED—Funeral services for David Wiles, age three, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Wiles, were held Monday at two-thirty o'clock in the Pentecostal
Church, Elder Russell Krick of Coudersport, Seventh Day Adventist minister,
officiating. During the service Miss Ella Leffler and Elder Krick sang
"God's Way." Burial was made in the King's Run Cemetery.
Pall-bearers were Richard Emerson, Myron Peasley, Marion Wiles and Eli
Peasley. Out of town friends and relative who attended the funeral were: Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Wiles, Wayne Peasley. Eli Peasley and Myron Peasley, all of
Sinclairville, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wiles of Kennedy, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. A.
G. Beman, Kenneth Peasley and Miss Ruth Everetts of Naples, and Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Peasley, Galeton, PA.
David was hit by a car. The following is an excert
from a local newspaper. The Name of the paper and date where not with this
article, but I believe that it was run in the Bradford Era around May the
3rd of 1937.
Two Killed In Traffic Mishaps In This County
Youth And Small Boy Victims Of Two Shocking Accidents
McKean County’s 1937 highway traffic fatality toll was increased to six the
latter part of last week when a youth and small boy were killed in two
different accidents in a 24-hour period. Victims were: Richard Larson, 18,
of Two Mile road, near Port Allegany. David Wiles, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard 'Wiles, of Bullis Mills.
Port Allegany, April 30—Richard Larson, 18, of the Two Mile road, near Port
Allegany, was instantly killed last night about 7:30 o'clock two miles west
of Eldred junction on the Duke Center-Eldred road when the motorcycle he was
riding alone crashed head-on with a coupe driven by Joseph Mortland, 35, of
Dallas City. He suffered a fractured skull and broken left leg. The young
man, proceeding towards Duke Center, attempted to pass a car driven by E. L.
Ford, of Port Allegany. The motorcycle grazed the left rear fender of the
Port Allegany man's car just before the impact with the car proceeding in
the opposite direction. Mortland received a cut on one hand from glass
flying when his windshield and left door pane were broken. The front of the
car was damaged to the extent of $150.
Coroner W. D. Allen of Bradford was notified and gave permission for removal
of the body to the Marsh funeral home at Eldred. Later the remains were
brought to the G. L. Gallup and Son funeral home there. State Highway
Patrolman John J. Daptula of the Smethport barracks investigated the
fatality. He offered the opinion that the motorcycle operator was at fault.
Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Larson, was born at the family home on the
Two Mile road. A sophomore at Port Allegany High School, he had left school
during the present term and had been employed as an assistant to his father
on their farm near Port Allegany. It is believed that he had owned the
motorcycle only a short time. Only survivors are his parents.
David Wiles, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wiles of Bullis Mills, died in
Olean General Hospital at about 7 p. m. Friday of a fractured skull received
when struck by a car at Bullis
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Two Killed In Traffic Mishaps (Continued Prom Page One)
Mills about an hour before. Jay E. Highfield of Knapps Creek, driver of the
car, reported to Highway Patrolman John Simpson of Smethport, who
investigated, that he had not seen the child until the left fender of his
car had struck him. Mr. Highfield and C. E. Paulson of Duke Center, who was
riding with him, rushed the tot to the Olean hospital,
they reported. Mr. Highfield said he was driving east on the hard-surfaced
branches off the Eldred-Olean highway at Bullis Mills to the east, and had
gone but a short distance from the main road intersection when he spied the
boy's sister, Rettamay, 7, playing along the right hand side of the road.
When the little girl started across the road, he said, he sounded his horn
and she stopped. Then the boy appeared from the left hand side of the road
and ran directly into the path of the car, according to reports. Coroner
William Smith of Olean, Cattaraugus County was notified. The body was
ordered removed to the Marble funeral home at Portville.
David Howard Marble was born at Eldred November 19, 1933, the son of Howard
and Emma Wiles. Those surviving him include a brother, James; the sister,
Rettamay; his parents, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wiles of
Kennedy, N. Y., and Wayne Paisley, of Tidioute.
According to Patrolman Simpson of the Smethport barracks, State High- way
Patrol, the father had brought the two children, David and Rettamay, with
him in his car from their home, which is located about a mile and a half
east of the scene of the accident, and he was in a nearby house at the
time. The car was parked at the south side of the road near where the boy
was hit it was said. The accident occurred in Pennsylvania, a short
distance from the State line.
Nonda Sue Campbell