Miscellaneous Local Newspapers



Mary Agnes Isett died Huntingdon County yesterday at 19 years.  She was the daughter of E. B. Isett.  Altoona Morning Tribune, 7/7/1874

Mrs. Eleanor Lawrence died in Victoria, VA.  She was the widow of James K. Lawrence.  She was the oldest daughter of John S. and Mary A. Isett.  She was born at Spruce Creek on 11/24/1830.  Siblings include:  E. B. Isett, Mrs. Mary I. Gardner, Mrs. L. K. Thompson, Mrs. Annie Sargent.  Children include:  Mrs. Mary B. Donaldson of OH, John I., and James A. Banks.  Altoona Mirror, 11/3/1916, pg. 24

Lydia A. Peightal, widow of the late David, died in Henderson Township at age 55.  She was a daughter of Nicholas Decker.  Huntingdon Monitor, 1/1/1891

Robert E. Plummer, age 68, of Washington, DC, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Noel Niehaus Plummer; his mother, Margaret Weltmer; sister Kay Shade and husband Ted; nieces Aubrey Shade, Tiffany Spolan and husband Mike; great-niece Mercedes; and great-nephew Zachary. He was preceded in death by his father Robert B. Plummer; and stepmother Elizabeth. Bob was born in Altoona, PA on November 5, 1938. He worked happily for over 20 years at the Federal Communications Commission as a file and mail clerk in the Media Bureau, Audio Division. Bob loved sports, whether watching the Redskins or Nationals or playing for the Media Bureau softball team. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends of the JFK club and traveling. Bob was beloved by his family and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Iona Senior Services of DC or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   Published in The Washington Post on 4/7/2007.


Mrs. Emma Alice Irwin Watson, wife of John F. Watson died at her home at 1030 3rd Ave., of pneumonia last evening.  She was born 3/12/1864 in Bellwood, a daughter of Susanne and Alexander Irwin, both deceased.  She was the last survivor of her immediate family.  She was married 1/19/1887; he survives along with Mrs. Catherine Creighton, Mrs. Esther McConnell, Mrs. Florence Schachtner, Elmer, Eva, and Lillian Watson, all of Altoona.  10 grandchildren also survive.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and Camp 49, P. O. of A.  Funeral services will be arranged later.  Altoona Tribune, September 26, 1924, page 16.

John Watson of Shaver's Creek drown in the Huntingdon Dam.  He was about 35.  The Huntingdon American dated 5/5/1858

Mary E. Whitfield died 3/19/2002 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.  She was born 4/29/1915 in Juniata, a daughter of Charles Edward and Cora Ann (Thompson) Hall.  She married Clifton A. Whitfield on 2/14/1937 in Altoona.  He died 11/4/1900.  Children include:  Cora married Reon Cook, Lyn married Robert Karns, Faun married Richard Howsare, Dorothy married Paul Vensel.  Siblings include:  Margaret Ruth Sommerville.  Deceased family members include:  daughter Mary “Frankie” Martz wife of Gary L., son Charles T. husband of Carol W., granddaughter Natalie, great-grandson John, brothers Clyde R. and Edward C.  She was a 1934 graduate of Bedford High School.  Burial in Union Cemetery in Centerville.