Transcribed Obituaries from the Huntingdon Globe


Mrs. Susan Chilcott, the venerable mother of Mr. Thomas Chilcott of Hopewell, died at the home of her son on Wednesday of last week in the ninety-third year of her age.  Grandmother Chilcott’s maiden name was Susan Teeters, and she was born in the lower end of Huntingdon County on the 23d of August, 1796.  She was married twice.  Her first husband’s name was John Seedenburg, but the date of this marriage or of the death of Mr. Seedenberg are not at command.  On the 20th of December, 1837, she was again married, this time to Ethan Chilcott, who died in 1857.  She was the mother of nine children – three sons and six daughters – five of whom survive her.  As near as can be ascertained at this time she had sixty-one grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren.  Two of her children are in the West, and it is not known for certain how many children they have and two of her grandchildren are known to have children, but how many is not known.  The deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal Church when she was but eleven years old, and although it is not certain that she continued a member continuously from that date, there is authentic record of a membership of over seventy years.  She came to Hopewell about twelve years ago, and has lived there with her son ever since.  – Everett Leader

Huntingdon Globe, November 1, 1888


Mrs. John B. Isett died in Spruce Creek on Monday.  She was born in Mexico, IN on 4/30/1856.  If she had lived one day longer, she would have rounded out her 56th year.  She is survived by her husband, mother, and siblings:  Mrs. Mary Donelson of OH, James A., and John I. Banks both of Victoria, VA.  Burial in Arch Springs Cemetery.  Huntingdon Globe, Thursday, 5/2/1912

Mrs. John Vandevender died at her home in McConnellstown on Friday last in the 75th year of her age.  She had been in declining health for a year and her death was not unexpected.  She leaves a husband and three children.  Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church and a kind gentle neighbor.  The funeral took place at McConnellstown and was conducted by Revs. Smith and Wallace of the Methodist church.  November 1, 1888


Mrs. Nancy Winnamore died at the residence of Joseph McCartney, who was recently killed on the railroad, last Saturday morning of consumption.  She was aged 59 years.  Two children survive.  The remains were interred at Petersburg on Sunday.  November 1, 1888