Mrs. [sic] Ethel Adams

Word was received in McKeesport of the death of Miss Ethel Adams, at Sunny Rest sanitarium, White Haven, yesterday, of tuberculosis.  She was a daughter of Rev. A.J. Adams, retired, McKeesport, and had been a teacher in the public schools of that city.

Source:  Pittsburgh Daily Post, August 22, 1909. 

Untitled (Erastus H. Rorick)

FATAL ACCIDENT.—We learn from the Davenport Gazette that a young man named E.H. Rorick, brakeman on the M.&M. R.R., was killed last Saturday near Downey Station—ten miles this side of Iowa City. The young man was at his post, on top of a freight car, and, it is supposed, did not notice that the train was approaching a highway bridge running over the track. His head struck the bridge and he was knocked off. When picked up he was senseless and dying. Mr. Rorick was unmarried. His relatives reside in New Jersey. All who knew him speak highly of his many excellent qualities and numerous friends mourn his sudden and untimely death.

Source: Muscatine Weekly Journal, October 12, 1866.

Civil War Veteran Passes Away

William C. Van Sickle, a veteran of the Civil War, answered the final roll call on Saturday morning at his home on Warren street, West Pittston, and the remains will be taken to Port Jervis this morning for interment.  Deceased was in his eighty-eighth year and had been in ill health the past three years.

William Coe VanSickle was a son of Solomon and Elizabeth VanSickle. He was born June 28, 1821, at Hamburg, N.Y. [sic]  Living during his early life there, in his young manhood he located as a carpenter in Mount Salem, N.J. Here, on May 17, 1851, he took as a helpmeet, Miss [sic] Emily Decker, and for 58 years—until her death on Feb. 8, 1909—they were companions.

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Aged Resident Passed To Reward

Death This Morning Removed William C. VanSickle, of Warren Street, in His Eighty-Eighth Year

William C. VanSickle answered the final summons, at his home on Warren street, this morning at 9:30 o’clock.  During the past three years his powers had been diminished and several times he had been in a serious condition but remarkable vitality sustained him.  Until two weeks ago, however, he was able to go about and take an interest in affairs.  Yesterday he suffered considerable and this morning succumbed to general debility.  Throughout the extended siege of ill health he displayed Christian fortitude and steadfast trust.

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Gerald S. Bryant

Gerald S. Bryant, 52, died suddenly at 4 a.m. Sunday, September 24, in his home on North street, Morenci, Michigan.

He was born May 15, 1898, in Seneca township, the son of Frank and Katie Rorick Bryant. At the age of twenty, he was married to Ethelyn Shugars of Onsted. He continued with the work of his father who was in the livestock business, and for the past two years his son Frank has been associated with him.

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W.C. Van Sickle

William C. Van Sickle, a former resident of Port Jervis, died at the home of his son and daughter, Charles W. Van Sickle, and Mrs. E. Freedman of Pittston, Pa., at nine o’clock this morning of old age and general debility, aged 88 years.  The remains will be brought to this city, Monday.  A further obituary will be published later.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, June 12, 1909.

Mrs. Emily Van Sickle

Mrs. Emily Van Sickle died at her home in West Pittston, Pa., on Monday morning, February 8th, at 3:30 o’clock, of hemorrhage, after a short illness. She has been ill but a few days, and had got up during the night when she was suddenly taken with a hemorrhage and died as above stated.

The deceased was 84 years and 9 months of age, and was born in Mount Salem, Sussex county, N.J. She was the daughter of Thomas and Lydia Northrup, and was the last surviving child of the family.

She was married three times, her first husband being John Fisher, her second, Terry Decker, and her third, who survives here is William C. Van Sickle.

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