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Thomas J. RUSH
One of Greene County's most esteemed young men died at the home of his uncle, Blachly HUFFMAN, on Pursley Creek, in Center Township, on Sunday evening, August 17, 1884, in the 23d year of his age. He was the s/o Philip Rush, and had made his home with his uncle, Blachly Huffman for some nine or ten years. He was a student of this place the present summer, and was taken ill soon after leaving ten days ago, when he had symptoms of typhoid fever; but only on Saturday was seized with inflamation of the bowels and died the following day, causing a great shock to his many friends. Mr. Rush made a profession of religion some three or four years since and joined the pleasant Ridge Disciple Church, of which he had been an active worker until his death. He expressed willingness to die. Said he did not fear death, that he had done all he could do, and was ready to go. While it is hard for his friends to give him up yet how consoling to know he departed this life in brilliant hopes of a better world. To father, mother, brothers, sisters and friends in general, you have lost a noble son, brother and friend, and while you have the sympathy of the entire community in your sad loss, let it be a warning that sooner or later we all must bide adieu to all we have in this world. But if we are prepared as Tom was to meet death without a fear, how Sweet it will be to join our friends who have gone before.
A Friend
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HUFFMAN
Blachley HUFFMAN, proprietor of the Huffman House, this place, died suddenly on Sabbath morning. He had been ill for several days with grip, which had caused heart trouble. On Sunday morning he arose and dressed and was sitting in a chair when he remarked to his son that he was feeling very bad and requested him to assist him to his bed. This was done and he expired in a few moments. He was about 52 years of age and leaves a wife and five children: Deceased had lived most of his life near Oak Forest, this county. A few years ago he removed there and became proprietor of the hotel on Greene Street, where he died. He had filled the office of Jury Commissioner one term and had recently announced his name as a candidate for County Commissioner. He was genial in disposition and a respected citizen. The family have the sympathy of our people in their bereavement. The funeral was held held on Tuesday, interment at Pleasant Ridge burial ground.

NO. 4645, Estate of S.B.
HUFFMAN
And now Feb'y 13th, 1899, Letters of Admininstration upon the estate of S.B. HUFFMAN, deceased granted to
Ellen and Harry Huffman, and bond taken in the sum of Six Thousand Dollars with C.E. Wood and T.N. Milliken, as sureties.
Affidavit of Death made by Harry Huffman, who being duly sworn according to law, says, S.B. HUFFMAN, late of said county, died on the fifth day of Feb'y, 1899, at 8:30 o'clock a.m. and further saith not.
Affidavit of Death and Administrations Oath filed with bond.
Lafayette Nichols
, Register
And now March 11, 1899, Inventory and Appraisment filed, and now Feb. 27, 1900, final account filed.
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E.L. Denny, Register
NO.12667 Estate of
Ellen HUFFMAN
Filed: March 17, 1942
And now, March 17, 1942, application for Letters of Administration filed, showing the following heirs:
Roy, Huffman, Ray HUFFMAN, and Harry Huffman, sons, Josie H. Wilbert, a daughter, ____LulaBLula B. Huffman, a daughter-in-law, and Mary Hoyal, grand-daughter.
Same day, Letters of Administration upon the estate of Ellen HUFFMAN, late of
Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, deceased, were granted to Josie H. Wilbert, and bond taken in the sum of Nine Hundred Dollars, with P.A. Wilbert and J.B.G. Rinehart as sureties, filed.
Affidavit of Death made by Josie H. Wilbert, who being duly sworn according to law, says that Ellen HUFFMAN, late of said county, died on the 10th day of November, 1941, at 8:30 a.m. and further said not.
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W.G. Barnes, Register of Wills.

Ray HUFFMAN
Ray Huffman, of
Prosperity, R.D.1, died at 5:15 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 1972, following a lingering illness.
He was born in Waynesburg, on November 22, 1882, a s/o
Blatchley and Ellen (McNeal) Huffman. A member of the Christian Church of Waynesburg and a former member of the Knights of Pythias, he followed farming until his retirement.
He was married to Bessie May Granlee
, who survives.
Also surviving are the following children: Neal
Huffman, of Marianna R.D.1; Frances, w/o Herbert Hazlett of Prosperity R.D.1; Charles R. Huffman of Prosperity R.D.1; and Evelyn Hunter, of Claysville R.D.3.
There are 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren


Washington Observer-Reporter:
M.
Evelyn Hunter
Retired from Brockway Glass Plant 7
M. Evelyn
Hunter, 81, of Claysville, died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Washington Hospital, following a one-month illness.
She was born March 17, 1920, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Ray and Bessie O'Neil
Huffman. (should read Bessie Granlee)
Mrs. Hunter was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Prior to retirement, she was employed at Brockway Glass Plant 7.
On June 20, 1953, she married James
M. Hunter, who died July 8, 1970.
Surviving are a son, Ray C.
Hunter of El Cajon, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy E. Hunter of Claysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Roy
Neil, Joseph Allie and Charles Ray Huffman; and a sister, Frances Ann Hazlett.
Observer-Reporter Obituaries
Monday, January 12, 1998
     Herbert D. Hazlett
     Retired mechanic at coal mine 
     Herbert D. Hazlett, 84, of Nannie Street, Washington, formerly
     of Prosperity, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 1998, in Humbert
     Lane Health Care Center, Washington, following a lengthy illness.
     He was born June 20, 1913, in Fayette County, a son of Charles
      Addison and Elva Pease Hazlett.
     He was a member of Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church. He formerly
     was employed as a mechanic at Beth Energy Inc.'s Mine No. 58 in
     Marianna.
     He was a 1932 graduate of Trinity High School.
     On December 20, 1934, he married Frances Anna Huffman who died
      August 31, 1993.
     Surviving are two sons, Herbert D. Hazlett of Fredericktown and
      Melvin Richard Hazlett of Prosperity; four daughters, Cordilia
     Whitley of Washington, Dolores Montgomery of Waynesburg, Bessie
      Rockenhauser of Elgin, Ill., and Frances Chappel of Washington;
     a sister Ora May Gilmore of Greensburg; 18 grandchildren; and
      14 great-grandchildren.
     Deceased are a grandson, Joseph Hazlett; a brother, Fred Houston,
      and a sister, Margaret Houston.
     At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. Services
     and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the
      family. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor's
     choice.

Observer-Reporter-Saturday, July 29, 1995
Emmett G. Wright
Member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church
     Emmett Gaylord Wright, 76, of Forrest Avenue, Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, 
July 26, 1995, at his home.
     Mr. Wright was born April 7, 1919, in East Finley, a son of Emmett and 
Annie Fields Wright. He was a member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 
and he retired as custodian for the Ohio County board of Education.
     Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Gladys Frye Wright; two sons, John E. 
Wright of Dallas Pike, W.Va., and Frank L. Wright of Wheeling;two daughters,
Deborah McCroskey of Wheeling, and Jane Johnson of Dallas Pike; two sisters, 
Lurlene Yoders of San Diego, Calif.; and Eloise McBridge, of Michigan City, Ind.; 
and 11 grandchildren.
     Deceased are two brothers, Howard Wright and Harley Wright; and three 
sisters, Juanita McCoy, Daunice Wright, and Jean Bracken.
     wright--Friends of Emmett Gaylord Wright of Forrest Avenue, Wheeling,
W.Va., who died Wednesday, July 26, 1995, will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. 
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Kepner
Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, W.Va., where services 
will be held Tuesday, August 1, 1995, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph 
Samaroo officiating. Interment in West Alexander Cemetery.

Observer-Reporter Sunday, September 14, 1997 Gerald S.
Main Jr. Former outstanding McGuffey wrestler Gerald S. Main Jr., 38, of 1008 Fourth Street, Canonsburg, formerly of Claysville, died at 7:16 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 1997, at his home, following a six-month illness. He was born November 21, 1958, in Washington, a son of Gerald S. and Laura Breese Main of Claysville. He was a 1976 graduate of McGuffey High School, where he became the first student to win a WPIAL wrestling championship. He competed in the 96-pound class. Mr. Main was employed as a pipe liner by Wilkie Construction Co. until illness forced his retirement. Prior to that, he had been self-employed as a contractor and carpet installer. He also was an auto body repairman and mechanic. He was a member of Rolling Hills Chapel of Claysville. Mr. Main had served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1981, earning many awards. On April 28, 1979, he married Cindy Fantone, in Nunn Colo., who survives. Also surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are his maternal grandfather, Howard O. Breese of Claysville; a son, Luke Gerald Main, at home; a daughter, Jeanna Marie Main, at home, a brother Kash Brian Main of Claysville, three sisters, Drena Nicolella of East Washington, Kimberly Sue Huffman of Claysville, and Stacy North of West Alexander. Wednesday, December 3, 1997 James R. Huffman Retired Washington Steel foreman was veteran James Richard Huffman, 78, of Washington, died Monday, December 1, 1997, in his home. He was born October 13, 1919, in Waynesburg, son of Joseph and Nellie Dunn Huffman. He was a foreman at Washington Steel Corp., retiring in 1983. He was a graduate of Washington High School and served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. On March 6, 1942, he married Florence Mary Switzer, who survives. Also surviving are one son, David V. Huffman of Denver; one daughter, Paula Jo Huffman of Encinadas Calif.; four sisters, McClese Ermacoff, Betty Ramsey, and Patty Huffman, all of Washington and JoAnn Musto of Somerset; and a grandson, Michael Adam Huffman. Deceased is one brother, Joseph Huffman. At the request of the deceased, a private burial will be held at the Washington Cemetery. Thursday, December 4, 1997 Frank Thomas Ealy Meter reader for Carnegie Natural Gas Co. Frank Thomas Ealy, 94, of Waynesburg and formerly of Graysville, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1997, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg following a lengthy illness. Mr. Ealy was born October 18, 1903, in Graysville, a son of James A. and Annie M. Huffman Ealy and had lived in Graysville all of his life until moving to Waynesburg in October 1995. Mr. Ealy was a member and trustee of the Unity Presbyterian Church in Graysville. He was also a charter member of the Graysville Volunteer Fire Department, serving as treasurer for 30 years. Mr. Ealy was employed as a well tender and meter reader by Carnegie Natural Gas Co. for 43 years prior to his retirement in 1968. He was first married to Eva I. Fox Ealy who died in 1928. He married Edna A. Fordyce in October 5, 1935. She died September 28, 1994. Surviving are one daughter, Martha Jane Lewis of East Palestine, Ohio; two grandsons, William R. Lewis and Kevin B. Lewis; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two nieces. Deceased are one brother, Vaughn Ealy; and two sisters, Bernice Staggers and Helen Ealy.
PIONEER RESIDENT OF GALVA IS DEAD
Mason Huffman, a pioneer resident of Galva, Illinois, son of Abram and Hannah Huffman, of Green county, PA., was born February 1, 1841, and passed away at the home of his son-in-law, Clay Faber, at Adel, Iowa, Wednesday, March 12, 1919, aged 78 years, 1 month and 11 days.
His early life was spent in Greene county, PA. On August 24, 1861, he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy A.
Plants, (dau of George Plants~HSD) and lived happily for 58 years.
To this union 12 children were born, eight of who survive him:
George M., Milburn, Iowa; Levi A., LaFayette; Abram M. of Galva, IL; Mary E. Faber, of Minburn, Iowa; Minnie F. Heck, of Perry, Iowa; Orpha B. Heck, of Ogden, Iowa; Jesse O. of Galva, IL, and Edna M. Sunberg, of Kewanee, IL. Four children preceded him in death; Celia Anderson, who passed away six years ago; Olena D. Faber, who passed away three weeks ago, and two sons, James H. and John A. who died in infancy.
On August 28, 1862, he answered his country's call and enlisted in the service at Wheeling, W. Va., serving two years and 11 months, having been twice wounded. When the war closed he received his honorable discharge and came to Kewanee, Ill., where he resided one year, after which he moved to the farm, northeast of Galva, where he spent the remainder of his life except the past few months.
He was baptized and united with the United Brethren church in Galva 45 years ago. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and eight children, forty-one grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Dilla Bryner
, Mrs. Eliza Johnson and Mrs. Mary White; three brothers, George, John, and William, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
The remains were brought to Galva on Friday morning from Iowa, and taken to his home in the country. The funeral services were held at the First Methodist church, Galva, on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the minister, Rev. Josiah B.
Bartle, D.D. Interment was in the Galva Cemetery. back
LEVI A. HUFFMAN BURIED MONDAY, GALVA CEMETERY
The Galva News, Galva, Illinois Thursday, May 23, 1946
Former Burns Farmer Dies in Kewanee Friday
Funeral services for Levi
Andrew Huffman, 79, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Seifert & Smith funeral home in Kewanee followed by burial in Galva Cemetery.
Mr. Huffman died at 5:30 a.m. Friday at his home on rural route 2, Kewanee where he had been ill for two weeks.
A native of Kewanee, he was born June 7, 1866, the son of Mason and Nancy Plants Huffman. He attended rural schools and engaged in farming most of the time with the exception of the years between 1909 and 1921 when he conducted a coal business in LaFayette.
On April 29, 1890, in Toulon he married
Minnie M. Brazee who survives him. They lived all of their married life in Stark and Henry county. Mr. Huffman was a member of United Brethren Church.
THREE SONS SURVIVE
Survivors besides the wife include three sons, Jesse
J. Huffman, of Davenport; Carl and Lawrence Huffman, of Kewanee; three daughters, Mrs. Chris Anderson, Mrs. Mabel Otis and Mrs. Louis Davis all of Kewanee; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
There are also two brothers, Abraham Huffman of Galva, and J.
O. Huffman of Perry, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Heck and Mrs. Orpha Heck both of Ogden, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Faber, of Milburn, Iowa, and Mrs. Edna Wolfe, of Kewanee.
Four children, four grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.
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Cemetery Records for this family:
Galva Cemetery, Galva, Illinois 
HUFFMAN Abram  Sep 8, 1870 - June 21, 1962
Mary Faber  July y12, 1877 -- Dec 10, 1925
          Charles A.  1897 - 1977
     Abram  April 14, 1820 - November 30, 1892
 Hannah C.  March 13, 1820 - Jan 4, 1901 wf
       Frank  Dec 23, 1863 -- Nov 30, 1892
       Mason   Feb 1, 1841 - March 12, 1919  Co K 14 Reg W. Va. Vol Inf
 wf Nancy A.  Nov 20, 1843 - May 14, 1926
     James H.  May 6, 1875 - Dec 3, 1876
     John A.  Oct 14, 1877 - July 31, 1879
        L.A.  June 7, 1866 - May 17, 1946
   Minnie M.  Oct 15, 1872 - Oct 5, 1948
  Gertrude M.  Feb 8, 1887 -- Feb 20, 1897
    Mason A.  Jan 21, 1891 -- Feb 19, 1891
    Elzworth  Jan 24, 1894 - Feb 4, 1894

West Jersey Cemetery, Section 16, West Jersey Twp., Stark County, IL
Huffman-____________Carrie F.   b. 10 Sep 1866, d. 31 Oct 1926, w/o William Huffman
                    Cynthia M.  b. 1955, d. 27 Jan 1975.
                    "The Lord is My Shepherd"
                    James S.  b. 9 Dec 1934, d. 14 Aug 1988 
                    "Forever in Memory".
                    "Beloved Father."
                    Lloyd   b. 27 Apr 1938, d. 16 Aug 1994 
                    s/o Wilfred and Mary Alice Huffman.
                    (no stone yet)
                    Mary Alice  b. 1903, d. Apr 20, 1975,
                    w/o Wilfred Lloyd Huffman
                    Wilfred Lloyd   b. 1903, d. 7 July 1980
                    William S.   b. 1863, d. July 20, 1947 


--Forwarded Message Attachment-- Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:57:39 -0600 From: j.rosebell@verizon.net Subject: Re: Thanksgiving To: SusiCP@aol.com Huffman, Letecia Huffman Source: Spirit of Democracy, January 4, 1894 Died, at her residence in Lee Township, Monroe county, Ohio, December 20, 1893, Letecia, wife of Philip Huffman, deceased, aged 94 years. The subject of this sketch was born in Green county, Pa., about the year 1800, and she and her husband (who preceeded her in death about 27 years) moved to this county to the farm on which she died, sixty-nine years ago. She was a daughter of James Stewart, who lived and died in Green county, Pa. Also a sister to Richard Stewart, residing in Antioch, Monroe county, Ohio. She was the mother of fourteen children, one half of whom are still living to mourn her loss. Nearly all of them lived to manhood and womanhood. She has seventy-seven grandchildren, one hundred and forty-four great grandchildren, and forty great-great-grandchildren. She was a generous and kind-hearted christian lady who did much to feed the hungry and make all about her comfortable and happy, much beloved by all. The Stewarts are noted for longevity. Her mother, Eleanor Stewart, lived to the age of ninety-six. I have 11 children 1)Catherine married John Eikleberry 2)Eleanor married a Dennis then Adam Shriver, 3)Richard married Sue Ellen Moore moved out west, 4)Elizabeth married Samuel Bolen, 5)Joseph married Sarah Stewart,6) Nathan 7) Daniel ( Also shown as David Daniel) married Eliza Jane Angus 8) Frederick )9 Rachel married Christopher Ruble 10) John 11) Hannah What about you? I just finished up with a genealogy class at school. Decided to go back and they had this class so I took it. I eventually would like to work in a library or do researching. I had to go back 4 generations Right now I just have the children of my parents, grandparents and great grandparents and me. I don't have their children in the system yet. I am going to have to have my computer checked out next week after I finish class, When I talked to a tech, he thinks I need a new hard drive or another one. SUPPOSELY it will only be for 48 hours. We will see. On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 5:44 PM, SusiCP@aol.com wrote: No, I sure do not have obit. I would love copy of it. I think I saw on census where it stated she had more than we had names for. I do not know if died or we just have not found them. I have the cemetery records book from Monroe County so maybe some of those in there are linked to them. Susi


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