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             I. John1 DANLEY  deceased by:                1829
              1A. John2 DANLEY
               m.by:    1829
                1B. John3 DANLEY
      1818  2A. Samuel2 DANLEY                         1830
                m. 19-Jan-1855
                m. Catherine McDaid                   5-Mar-1917
                1B. Jane A.3 DANLEY                       1857 
                2B. Penninah A.3 DANLEY                   1859
                3B. Adnah Wilson3 DANLEY        ()  4-Dec.1947
West Finley Township, Pa. m. (d/o Alexander & Jane (Montgomery) Sprowls)
25-Jan.1861      m. Hannah Sprowls (81y1m.19da.)() 13-Jan.1949
                 1C. Zetta4 DANLEY
                  m. T.C. Braden    (issue)
                 2C. Florence4 DANLEY
                  m. H.S. Kruder
                 3C. John M.4 DANLEY
West Finley Twp.
19-Aug.1893      4C. Adnah Bruce4 DANLEY       ()  9-Nov.1952
                  m. 1920
                  m. Margaret Mahan
                 5C. Mary Hannah4 DANLEY 
                 6C. Isa4 DANLEY 
                  m. ____ Boles
                 7C. Infant4 DANLEY
       1863     4B. George R.3 DANLEY

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Daniel J. M'Daid Claimed By Death
(Native of West Finley Township, and
Former Resident of Iowas Passes Away
At His Home in South Franklin Street.
   Daniel J. McDaid, a native of West Finley township, who for the past four months has 
resided at 26 South Franklin street died at 4:30 o'clock last evening of complications 
after a protracted illness.
   Mr. McDaid acquired his early education in the public schools of West Finley township 
and taught school in that township and surrounding sections for a few years.
   He later attended Waynesburg college, graduating from that institution. Mr. 
McDaid registered as a law student at at Wheeling, W.Va., soon afterward and practiced 
law with William Hubbard, a prominent attorney at that place.
   Later Mr. McDaid went to Iowa and after prospecting some time located in the law 
practice at Sac City where he was for a time principal of the public schools.
   He was elected to the state legislature of Iowa and served two terms, continuing 
to engage in the practice of law.
   Attorney McDaid retired from the active affairs of life and soon afterward without 
solicitation on his part was appointed under the Federal government to act as 
judge in the settlement of property disputes in Oklahoma territory, where he 
served acceptably for a period of one year. Soon after resigning from that position, Mr. 
McDaid came back to West Finley where he remained for a time, after which he made 
several detours of the country, during which he visited sections of every state in the 
union and traveled extensively in parts of Mexico, Alaska 

Will Book 4, page 403, 1823-1832, 
Dated 5-Jan.1929, 
Probated 25-Mar.1829, 
Finley Twp.
    All these families originated in the Finley Township area and in Canada. Mr. McDaid 
traveled to learn of the countries he visited, taking careful note of general conditions. 
He gathered much valuable information in this manner and had since taken great 
delight in imparting such information to his friends. He was a bright conversationalist 
and in public addresses sometimes gave at the solicitation of friends he was an 
entertaining speaker.
   Mr. McDaid is survived by Mrs. McDaid, formerly Miss Isadore Sprowls, and a sister 
of, Mrs. Catherine Danley, of West Finley.
   For a few years Mr. McDaid had studied the matter of cremation as a means 
of disposing of human remains, having become thoroughly convinced that this 
plan is the proper method. He finally decided to have his body cremated after death 
and arranged in advance to have his desires carried out.
   The deceased was a member of the Windy Gap Cumberland Presbyterian church for years.
   The funeral services have not been arranged. The remains will be taken to Pittsburg 
Tuesday morning for cremation.

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Mrs. Catherine Danley
   Catherine Elizabeth McDaid, widow of the late Samuel Danley, passed away at her home 
in Burnsville at two o'clock Monday afternoon, March 5, 1917,
from a general decline, 
ten days short of her 86th year.
   The funeral service was held at ten o'clock Wednesday forenoon, conducted by 
Rev. Samuel Davis, pastor of Windy Gap church.
   Interment was in West Finley cemetery.
   The deceased was a native of East Finley township, daughter of Michael McDaid. Possessed 
of a retentive memory and an observing nature, she made good use of the training secured 
in the three-months term in the log school house of her girlhood days. She fitted herself 
for teaching and taught a number of terms in Morris, Richhill, East and West Finley 
townships, very successfully.
   For sixty years she was a member of Wheeling Hill (Dogwood Grove) United Presbyterian 
church, and was possessed of many Christian virtues.
   She married Samuel Danley, whose occupation was that of stock dealer. After his death, 
about 53 years ago, she conducted that business a number of years, in the southern 
part of the county. Most of her life was spent in West Finley township. Since leaving 
the Danley farm at Good Intent, she has made her home at Burnsville. 
   She leaves two sons, and one daughter: A.W. Danley, George H. Danley, and Mrs. L.W. 
Fields, all of West Finley. Mrs. Danley had an extensive acquaintance in this 
section. She took a deep interest in public affairs and was progressive in her 
convictions. For a number of years she had been an ardent advocate of suffrage for women. 
   She was a forceful speaker and was always active in church and community meetings 
until in her later years when her advanced age made if necessary for her to lead 
a more retired life.

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Mrs. Nina Danley Frazier
   Nina A. Danley, wife of William H. Frazier, died at her home, 5311 Second avenue, 
Pittsburgh, at nine o'clock Saturday night, June 12, 1909, of pulmonary tuberculosis, 
after an illness of about three years.
   Funeral services were held at her late home at eight o'clock, Monday evening, conducted by 
her pastor, Rev. Wynn. The remains were brought to West Finley Tuesday, the further service 
being conducted by Rev. A.C. Jobes, of Bethany.
   Interment in West Finley cemetery. Mrs. Frazier was born at Good Intent, December 3, 
1856, daughter of Samuel (deceased) and Katherine Danley. She was a faithful member of 
the Hazelwood Christian church, regular in the service as long as she was able. She was 
associated with various branches of the church work and active in the Christian Women's 
Board of Missions and the Ladies' Aid Society, and identified with other benevolent, 
philanthropic and humanitarian work. She bore the greatest respect and esteem of her 
   She is survived by her husband and her mother, two daughters, Misses Gertrude and 
Adaline, and one son, John D. Cox; also by two brothers and one sister--A. Wilson Danley 
and George Danley, and Mrs. Leroy Fields of Burnsville.

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A.B. Danley
   A.B. Danley, 59, West Alexander, died at his home at 11:37 p.m. Sunday (?), November 
9, 1952, after an illness of several months.
   A son of the late A.W. and Hanna Sprowls Danley, he was born August 19, 1893, in 
West Finley township.
   In 1926, he was united in marriage to Margaret Mahan of Lexington, Ky., who survives.
   For the past 25 years he operated the A.B. Danley Trucking Company, engaged in 
hauling milk and grain. He was a life member of the Windy Gap Presbyterian Church.
   Surviving, besides his wife, are one daughter, Miss Mary Danley, at home; three 
sisters, Mrs. T.G. Braden, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. H.C. Kuder, Canonsburg; and Miss Mary 
H. Danley, Bridgeville; and one brother, John M. Danley, West Finley. One sister, 
Mrs. Isa Boles, is deceased.

The Washington Observer, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Hannah Danley
   Mrs. Hannah Danley, wife of the late A.W. Danley, died at her home in West Finley Township, 
Thursday, Jan. 13,1949 at 2:10 a.m. Born at West Finley January 25, 1861, she was a 
daughter of Alexander and Jane Montgomery Sprowls.
   She lived in West Finley Township her entire life,having resided at Burnsville for 
the past 45 years. She was known to her many friends as "Mother Danley."
   A faithful member of the Windy Gap Presbyterian Church, she had always been interested 
in all phases of church work. Her father had been instrumental in the establishment 
of the Windy Gap church more than 100 years ago. 
   Mrs.Danley was a charter member of the Church Missionary Society.
    She is survived by the following children; Zetta, wife of T.G. Braden, Washington, 
D.C.; Florence, wife of H.S. Kuder, of Canonsburgh; John, West Finley; A.B. Danley, West 
Alexander and Mary, Bridgeville; Isa Boles died March 27, 1947, and another  child died 
in infancy.
   One sister survives, Mrs. Caroline Irey of New Kensington, who was 95 years old 
January 10.
   Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Dr. James W. Braden; Helen Boles, Washington; 
Dr. Howard Kuder, Chevy Chase, Md.; Mrs. Louise Hill, New Kensington; Mrs. 
Mary Ulrich, State College; Lee Danley, West Finley and Mary Hannah Danley, West 
Alexander, Pa.
Washington Observer, Nov. 10, 1917.
   CLAYSVILLE.-Nov. 9, John S. Danley, aged 72, died at one o'clock this afternoon 
at his home in Wayne street, this place. He had been ill for the past three weeks suffering 
from an enlarged spleen.
   Mr. Danley was the son of the late Samuel Danley and was born in East Finley township, 
September 12, 1845. He had spent nearly all of his life on a farm seven miles 
south of Claysville, removing to Claysville nine years ago.
   He was a member of the Fairview Presbyterian church and later of the Claysville church.
   He was a Republican in politics and was well and favorably known for his genial 
   He was married to Miss Martha McCleary, who has been dead a number of years.
   On April 29, 1888, he was married to Mrs. Jennie Nally, who survives him.
   The following children also survive: John S., of Wheeling; Mrs. Robert Carroll, 
of Wheeling; Mrs. Ben Enlow, of Belle Vernon; Mrs. John Freeborough, of 
   One brother, H.P. Danley, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie England of Keota, 
Iowa, and Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott of Taylorstown also survive.
   The funeral will be held in the Claysville Presbyterian church Monday afternoon
at 1:20 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. H.W. Hanna. 
   Interment will be in the Claysville cemetery.

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John S. Danley 
Dies After a Short Illness
   The death of John Scott Danley occurred at his home on Wayne street at 12:45 p.m., 
Friday, Nov. 9, 1917. He had been unwell several weeks and bed fast only two days.
   Last November he was run over by an automobile, resulting in an injury to his spleen, 
which bothered him considerably and of late had been increasing.
   He was aged 72 years, one month and 28 days.
   The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, conducted 
by his pastor, Rev. G.H. Hanna, who was assisted by Dr. A. MacLachlan.
   The auditorium was well filled with friends. The floral offerings were beautiful.
   A male quartet sang for the service. The text of the sermon was "Consider thy latter 
end." Phases of Mr. Danley's life commented upon were his tidy appearance, joyful 
disposition, love of music, his visits with the sick.
   The pallbearers were James McDonald, Wheeling; Bert McCleary, Moundsville; Will 
Elliott, East Finley; James Elliott, Taylorstown; Frank, Baker's Station, and Arch Bell.
   The interment was in Claysville cemetery. The deceased was born in East Finley 
township, Sept. 12, 1845, son of Samuel and Ruth Enlow Danley.
   His life's occupation was agriculture, which he followed from boyhood to near his 
three score and ten.
   He was married to Miss Martha McCleary, of East Finley. They resided, as he did 
prior to marriage, on the Danley home farm. Her death occurred in 1880. The children 
of that union now living are James L. Danley and Mrs. Robert Carroll, Wheeling; 
Mrs. John Freeborough, Homestead; Mrs. B.C. Enlow, Belle Vernon. 
   In 1886, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Jennie Nally, who is bereft; there 
is one step-son, Harvey Nally, pharmacist, of Fulton, W.Va.
   In politics Mr. Danley was a Republican.
   In early life he attended and became a member of the Wheeling Hill U.P. church. Later 
his membership was with the Fairview (then C.P.) church, but for the past nine years he 
has been a member of Claysville Presbyterian church.
   He possessed a pleasing tenor voice and delighted to sing, while he enjoyed 
good music. The little folks called him "Uncle John," which is a testimony of his 
affection toward them.
   Mr Danley leaves one brother and two sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Elliott, Taylorstown; 
Mrs. George England, Keata, Iowa; Henry P. Danley, Claysville.

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Carroll-Danley Wedding
   A very pretty home wedding took place on Thursday evening, March 8, 1900, at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Danley, of Bartholdi, when their daughter, Miss Ruth 
Danley, was united in marriage with Mr. Robert A. Carroll, of Gale.
   The bride was becomingly attired in white, and the bridegroom appeared in the 
conventional costume.
   Mr. Clayton Nally, of the West Penn Medical School, Pittsburg, was best 
man, and Miss Kate McGlumphy was bridesmaid.
   The ceremony was performed by the Rev Charles Helliwell, pastor of Fairview C.P. 
church, was one of full covenant, the bride and groom repeating after the minister the 
full marriage vow each to the other. The young couple received the congratulations of 
their friends, after which a very bountiful supper was served amid good cheer and 
joyful fellowship. After supper all indulged in mirth, singing, with violin and piano 
accompaniment. The following day a reception was tendered the happy couple at the home 
of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll, of Gale, where a number of friends of 
that section met them at dinner and spent a delightful afternoon. Here, too, vocal and 
instrumental music added to the enjoyment of the occasion.
   The young couple will make their home in Wheeling, W.Va., where Mr. Carroll has a 
position in a wholesale house. They are highly thought of in the community, and will 
be much missed by their friends. They carry with them to their new home the best wishes 
for their future happiness from many warm hearts. 

Claysville Recorder, Claysville, Pa. 
Friday, August 24, 1900.
   East Finley
   Last Saturday, while H.P. Danley and family were getting into their carriage to go to 
the reunion, at Old Concord, the roof of their house was discovered to be on fire, 
by quick work by the family and several neighbors the dwelling was saved.

Claysville Recorder, Claysville, Pa. 
Friday, September 7, 1900.
   Last week, while H.P. Danley was assisting his brother John, thresh the latter 
approached him for a conversation and unwitting dropped his pitchfork on Henry's 
foot, causing a painful injury.

Claysville Recorder, Claysville, Pa.
Henry Perry Danley 
Died Dec. 23 in
His 87th Year
   Henry Perry Danley, native and farmer resident of East Finley township for 64 years and 
retired resident of Claysville the past 23 years, passed away at the home of his son, 
John E. Danley, at 2:45 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 23rd, 1928, in his 87th year.
   He had been residing at his home on Petroleum avenue, with his daughter, Mrs. Harry 
Supler. On account of influenza prevailing there, Mr. Danley was removed the previous 
Wednesday to the home of his son, further north on the same street. His illness was brief. 
   Mr. Danley was born May 18, 1842, near Fairview church, in East Finley township, 
son of Samuel and Ruth (Enlow) Danley, members of pioneer families of that township.
   He attended Stoney Point school in boyhood and followed farming during his active career.
   He was united in marriage Feb. 16, 1870, with Miss Elsie Potter, then of Good 
Intent section. The event was a double wedding in which his sister, Miss Jennie 
Danley, married George England, of Pleasant Grove. Showing the transportation conditions 
of those days Mr. Danley related that in all the section for quite a radius there 
were but two buggies owned, on by Wylie Patterson and the other by Ad Craig, made at 
Waynesburg, at a cost of near $300 each.
   Their two buggies were used by the principals of the double wedding, when they went 
to the "infair."
   Mr. Danley was connected with three congregations in his religious life--Wheeling 
Hill Presbyterian, Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian and Claysville United Presbyterian.
   In each he was teacher in the Sabbath School many years, faithful in attendance 
and service, and retiring about three years ago. His church membership extends 
back to his youth. He was elected elder of Wheeling Hill church April 2, 1881 and 
held the same position with the Claysville church. Faithfulness in attendance and 
service marked his life as a churchman. He was active in community affairs in 
both country and town. He served four years a member of Claysville borough 
   In politics he was a Republican. He leaves one son and two daughters-- John E. 
Danley and Mrs. Harry Supler, Claysville, and Mrs. Homer L. Craft, near Hickory; 
also 14 grandchildren. 
   Mr. Danley was the last of his family.
   Funeral service was held at Claysville United Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. 
Monday, conducted by his pastor, Rev. H.L. Henderson, who used for his sermon text a 
favorite of Mr. Danley, "As thy days, so shall thy strength be." Personal characteristics 
were interwoven in a review of changing conditions. It was remarked that Mr. Danley 
had said that in his boyhood all in his community went to church and Sabbath School.
   The pall bearers were officials of the church-- I.O. Grimes, M.L. McGill, Raymond 
Grimes, Don Campsey, G.J. Woodburn, and W.J.E. McLain. Interment was in Claysville cemetery.

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Mrs. H.P. Danley
   Elsie Potter, wife of H.P. Danley, died at their home on Petroleum avenue, at 
9:25 o'clock, Thursday forenoon, May 3, 1917, of catarrhal pneumonia, aged 69 years.
   The funeral services will be held at her late home at 2:30 o'clock, Saturday 
afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.W. Hanna, assisted by Rev. A. MacLachlan.
   Interment in Claysville cemetery.
   She leaves besides her husband, the following children: 
Edward S. Danley, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. H.L. Craft, Morris township; Eno S. 
Danley, Butler, Pa., Mrs. Harry Supler, and John Danley, Claysville.
   Also the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. T.A. Stout, Claysville; Mrs. J.B. 
Ackley, West Finley; Memphis Potter, of Washington; Junie Potter, DeBeque, 
Colo., and John Potter, in Illinois.
   Another brother, W.H. Potter, was killed by a train March 20, last. Mrs. Danley was 
born in West Finley township near Good Intent. She was united in marriage, to H.P. 
Danley, Feb. 16, 1870. They spent the greater part of their wedded life on the 
farm in East Finley township, coming to Claysville about 12 years to their present 
substantial residence. Mrs. Danley was a member of the Claysville Presbyterian 

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Death of Mrs. J. Carter
   Ethel Ione Danley, wife of J. Clarence Carter, of near Old Concord, died at Washington 
hospital at 2:55 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 1913, of septic-poisoning, aged 31 years, 
11 months and 24 days. She was taken ill seven weeks before and had been in the hospital 
four weeks. The remains were brought to Claysville, Sunday evening, to the home of 
her parents, Henry P. and Elsie Potter Danley.
   The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, conducted by Rev. H.M. Evans, pastor 
of the Presbyterian church of West Alexander. Quite a number of friends from the home 
neighborhood of the deceased were among the attendants at the funeral. A fine wreath 
of flowers formed the tribute from members of the Bible Class of Concord Sunday school 
of which she had been a member.
   The interment at the request of the deceased was in Claysville cemetery.
   The pall bearers were four brothers and two brothers-in-law. Mrs. Carter was born 
near Fairview church, January 18, 1881.
   She was united in marriage with Mr. Carter, December 17, 1900. Since their marriage 
they have resided near Old Concord. She was a loyal member of Concord Presbyterian church 
and Sunday School, esteemed as a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor. Besides her 
husband she leaves five small children: Glen, Leroy, Leanna, George and Margaret; also, 
besides her parents, four brothers and two sisters, E.C. Danley, of Cincinnati, O.; Eno 
S. Danley, of Monessen; Glen H. Danley, John E. Danley, and Mrs. Harry Sanders of Claysville, 
and Mrs. Homer Craft, of Craft Creek.

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Glenn Danley Dies 
Four Days After Shooting
Self In Head
   The bullet wound in his head, self inflicted, caused the death of Glenn H. Danley, 
at Washington hospital at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1915.
   The remains were brought to Claysville on Wednesday and the funeral was held at his 
late home on Wayne street at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
   The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. A. MacLachlan, who was assisted by Rev. R.T. 
   The interment was in Claysville cemetery.
   The deceased was a native of East Finley township, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Danley, 
born near Stony Point about 38 years ago and reared in that community. As a youth he 
was industrious. He secured a good education and fitted himself for teaching. He taught 
several terms in various rural schools quite successfully. After his marriage to Miss 
Margaret Thompson, of near West Alexander; they settled on the farm, where they 
resided until a few years ago., when they came to Claysville, residing on upper 
Wayne street.
   He purchased the pool room and bowling alley equipment of C.W. Anthony, which he 
conducted until his death. He was or had been a member of two or three fraternal orders.
   The forenoon of the tragic occurrence he got a late breakfast in Ray Elder's restaurant 
and gave him explicit instructions that he was going into the pool room to take a 
good sleep and that he did not want to be disturbed by anyone; that if his father came, to 
awaken him. The doors were locked accordingly. Then the urgent call came from his wife 
and the self-shooting followed the well-intentioned effort to have him see her.
   The injury would have caused total blindness and probable mental defection had he 
recovered. The ball passed back of the left eye. Everything was done for him by the 
local physicians, Drs. Johnson, Knox, and Cracraft, and by the staff at Washington 
   Death followed the injury only about an hour short of four days. Glenn was about 
38 years of age. Besides his wife and his parents he leaves one daughter, Leona Danley, 
aged 12 years, two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Homer Craft, of near Prosperity; Mrs. 
Harry Supler, of Claysville; Enos Danley, of Butler; Edward Danley, of Cincinnati, 
O.; and John E. Danley, of Claysville. The unfortunate affair is deeply deplored and the 
relatives have the sympathy of the community.

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   Claysville, March 30,--At the home of the bride's parents occurred the marriage tonight 
of Miss Leona Ashbrook and John Danley, both of East Finley township.
   The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by the bride's pastor, the Rev. Joseph 
Showers, of the Fairmont United Brethren church.
   Only the immediate relatives of the principals were present. Miss Jeanett Showers was 
bridesmaid and Roger C. Richmond was best man.
   Mrs. Danley is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Absalom Ashbrook, and is well known in 
this section. The groom is a son of Henry Danley, of East Finley township, and is engaged 
in farming. Mr. and Mrs. Danley will reside in East Finley township.

Washington Observer, 22-Apr.1942
Claysville Man, Working 
In Garden, Is Fatally Stricken
   CLAYSVILLE. April 26,-- John Enlow Danley, 87, well-known East Finley resident, 
died very suddenly Saturday evening, April 23, in his home on Petroleum avenue.
   Apparently in good health, Mr. Danley went into his garden Saturday evening after 
supper, intending to do some plowing. His wife found his body about 7 p.m., in a small 
creek adjoining the garden.
   His death was due to a heart attack. Apparently he toppled over in the creek when 
   Born on April 26, 1885, near Fairview Church, East Finley township, he was a 
son of the late Henry P. and Elsie Potter Danley and attended school at Stoney Point.
   A painter by trade, he had resided in Claysville for the past 9? years. He was a 
member of the Claysville United Presbyterian Church.
   Surviving are his wife, Leona Ashbrook Danley, and five daughters: Florence, 
wife of A.C. Hanson, of Washington, D.C.; Ethel, wife of Kenneth Francis, of Claysville; 
Hazel, wife of Addison Longstreath, of Good Intent; Mary, wife of Willis Guthrie, of 
Claysville; and Helen, wife of A.W. Hickman, of Mt. Morris.
   Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Homer Craft, of Hickory, and Mrs. Grace Supler, 
of Washington, and eleven grandchildren.
   Friends will be received at the Danley home until 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, when 
the body will be removed to the Brownlee Funeral Home, where funeral services will 
be conducted at 2 p.m., by the Rev. H.L. Henderson, assisted by the Rev. Paul K. Corley.
   Burial will be in the Claysville cemetery.

Claysville Recorder, Claysville, Pa.2-Mar.1967
   Mrs. Leona A. Danley, 80, of 130 Petroleum Avenue, for many years a resident of 
this community, died in the Washington Hospital, Monday, February 27, 1967 at 
5:30 a.m., after a serious illness of one week.
   Mrs. Danley was born in East Finley Township, November 3, 1886, a daughter of 
the late Absolom and Elizabeth McClelland Ashbrook.
   She had been a resident of the community for the past 54 years.
   She was a member of the Claysville Mothers Club and attended the Claysville Methodist 
   She was united in marriage with John E. Danley, who preceded her in death, April 25, 
   Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helen Hickman, Mt. Morris, Mrs. Florence Hanson, 
Lanham, Md.; Mrs. Mary Guthrie, Claysville and Mrs. Hazel Longstreath, Claysville, 
R.D.3; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Ethel Francis 
and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Ealy are deceased.
   Funeral services were held at the Ray A. Brownlee Funeral Home Wednesday, March 1, 
1967 at 1 p.m., in charge of Rev. Samuel C. Dunning, pastor of the Claysville Methodist 
   Interment was in the Claysville Cemetery.

Washington, Pa.
Mrs. James Longstreath 
   Mrs. Fannie Longstreath, 81, of Claysville, R.D. 3, died Saturday, May 1,1971 in 
her home, following a serious illness of one years.
   She was born February 15, 1890, in West Finley Township, a daughter of Chalmer M. 
and Ellen Jane Post Bell and had lived all her life in West Finley Township.
   Mr. and Mrs. Longstreath celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in 
   On  Nov. 19, 1909, she married James W. Longstreath, who survives.
   Also surviving are one son, Addison B. Longstreath, of Claysville R.D.3; two 
daughters, Mrs. Ellen White, of Pleasant Grove and Mrs. Wilma Hancher, of Washington; 
14 grandchildren, 12-great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
   Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.
   LONGSTREATH--Friends of Mrs. Fannie Longstreath, of Claysville R.D.3, who 
died Saturday, May 1, 1971, will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the 
Brownlee Funeral Home, Claysville, where services will be held Tuesday,May 4, at 2 p.m. 
in charge of Rev. Donald Parker, pastor of the Windy Gap U.P Church. Burial in 
Claysville Cemetery.

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Returned With Western Bride
   George W. Danley and wife arrived Thursday evening on a visit to his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Danley. George has been located in the West in his profession as druggist 
the past four years, most of the time at Gilmore City, Mo., though he has also been 
at points in Oklahoma and in the northwest.
   On New Year's day he was married to Miss Goodwin, a prepossessing young 
lady of Trenton, Mo.
   After a visit among his Pennsylvania relatives Mr. and Mrs. Danley expect to return 
to Missouri. Having recently sold out his store at Gilman City, they will go later to 
locate in North Dakota. George was at one time clerk in Minton's Family drugstore.

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George Danley
   The illness of George Danley, of several weeks duration, terminated in his death 
at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Danley, near Stony Point, about 
11:25 o'clock Tuesday night, February 28, 1905. Stomach trouble was the cause of 
his death. He was about 33 years old. George was a druggist and had been engaged 
in that profession for about eight years. He was a graduate of the school at Ada, 
O., was employed for sometime in Minton's drug store in this place.
   For the past four years he has located in the west, most of the time at Gilman 
City, Mo., where Harvey Nally was his partner. A sad feature of his death is the 
fact that he was united in marriage on New Year's day at Trenton, Mo., to Miss 
Dessie Goodwin, of Gilman City, who came home with him on January 5th.
   Besides his bride of two months he is survived by his parents, one brother, 
James, and three sisters: Mrs. J.A. Freeborough, of Homestead; Mrs. B.C. Enlow, of 
Donora, and Mrs. Robert Carroll, of Wheeling.
   Funeral services in Fairview C.P. church, of which he was a member, on this 
Friday afternoon, friends meeting at the home at 2 o'clock. 
   Service conducted by Rev. J.R. Burson.
   Interment in Fairview cemetery.
unknown Danley's (at this time)
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   Rev. Warren S. Danley, D.D.
   A native of West Finley township, son of the late Wm. Danley, died of pneumonia, at 
his home at West Union, Thursday afternoon, May 9, 1910, aged 63 years. He was 
graduated from Waynesburg College in 1872, graduated from Western Theological 
seminary, took a course in Yale divinity school, and became a prominent minister 
of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He served pastorates at Carmichaels, 8 
years; Uniontown, 3 years; Corsica, Texas, 3 years; Lincoln, Ill., 3 years; Divensboro, 
Ky., 8 years; McKeesport, 6 years; and about two years at West Union. His wife, who was 
Miss Anna Oglevee, and seven children survive: Mrs. P.O. Beauhen, Winner, South 
Dakota; Mrs. J.D. Boydston, Arnold, Pa.; Mrs. Donald W. Smith, Wilkinsburg; Miss 
Texana Danley, Arnold, Pa.; Misses Nell W. and Ruth Danley, and Phil Danley, at home.
   One brother, Rev. P.R. Danley, of Loudonville, Ky., also survives.
   The funeral service was held in the West Union church Monday forenoon, in charge of 
Rev. Dr. T.M. Hartman, of Prosperity, assisted by Revs. Dr. Henry Wood and James 
Hamilton, of Washington; Dr. J.M. Howard, Dr.C. Mead, of Waynesburg; Rev. J.R. 
Curson, of Old Concord, and D.A. Cooper, of Amity.
   Interment in West Finley cemetery.

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Mrs. Rebecca Carroll Dead.
   Mrs. Rebecca Danley, widow of John Carroll, the oldest resident of West Finley 
township, died at the home of her son, Hamilton B. Carroll, at 8:00 o'clock Wednesday 
night, June 28, 1905, after an illness of three weeks, in her 98th year. Funeral services 
at ten o'clock Friday, conducted by Rev. W.M. Coleman.
   The four sons and two nephews, Chas. Steel and Blaine Carroll, were 
   Interment in Dallas cemetery. Mrs. Carroll was a native of East Finley township, 
born January 21, 1808, on the old Danley farm above Good Intent, daughter of William 
and Elizabeth Danley. In the latter 20's she taught several terms of school on 
the Montgomery and Armstrong farms in West Finley. For more than sixty years she was 
a member of the Dogwood Grove U.P. church, probably from near the time of its 
organization in 1836. Her husband was a brick burner by occupation.
   He died in 1876. She lived mostly with her son, H.B., in recent years.
   She was a thorough going woman active in mind and body to the last. She was well 
versed in the early history of East and West Finley townships, and kept well posted 
on affairs of the day.
   Her neighbors held her in high esteem and hada kindly hope of seeing her round out 
her century. Until a year or two ago she was able to ride horseback several miles 
at a stretch and until and after her illness in April was able to go up and down 
stairs several times a day. She is survived by all of her seven children: James, 
Hamilton B., John H. and William D., Mrs. Wm. Eckles, Mrs. A.J. Steel and Mrs. H. 

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Mrs. William Eckles
   Sarah M., wife of William Eckles, died at her home in West Finley township, Tuesday 
evening, May 8, 1906, quite suddenly from heart trouble, aged 59 years.
   The funeral service was held at her late home Thursday forenoon.
   Interment in Dallas cemetery.
   Mrs. Eckles was a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Danley Carroll.
   She was united in marriage with Mr. Eckles on New Year's Day, 1875.
   She was a consistent, faithful member of the Dallas Presbyterian church, and 
excellent neighbor, a devoted wife and mother.
   Besides the husband the bereavement falls heavily upon two daughters, Mrs. John 
Clark, of Lagonda, and Miss Laura Eckles at home.
   Four brothers and two sisters survive: William E. Carroll, of Washington; James, Hamilton 
and John Carroll, and Mrs. A.J. Steele, of West Finley township, and Mrs. H. Thompson, 
of Dallas.

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A Pretty Home Wedding.
   It was a very enjoyable occasion when Mr. and Mrs. Martin Danley, of East Finley 
township, opened their home Wednesday evening, June 10th, 1903, to their friends and 
neighbors that might witness the marriage of their daughter, Emma, to Mr. David 
Martin, of Eighty Four. While the guests were assembled on the lawn, to the strains 
of the wedding march played by Mrs. Will Knox, the wedding party took their places on 
the spacious front porch which had been appropriately decorated for the occasion.
   Miss Minnie Danley, sister of the bride, and Mr. Martin, brother of the groom, 
attended them. The vows were taken and the nuptial knot tied by the bride's pastor, 
Rev. J.A. McCalmont. Very lovely was the bride in her simple dress of white; the 
groom was manly in the usual dress of black.
   Congratulations were hearty and sincere. Emma is a deservedly popular young girl, and 
the groom is worthy the bride he has won. The sumptuous wedding feast, deftly served by 
young men, friends of the bride, was excellent inevery detail.
   Mr. and Mrs. Martin will be at home to their friends on there farm near Eighty 
Four, after June 22d.
   A reception will be tendered them at the home of the father, of the groom on Friday, June 12th.
   Following is a list of the presents: Set silver knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. B.C. 
Stout; set silver teaspoon, Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Danley; set silver tablespoons, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. ?. Sprowls; berry spoon, N.K. Jones; cake dish, Anna and Mary Finley; drinking cup, 
Della Montgomery; water set, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Sutherland; water set, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Finley; set silver teaspoons, Bert Sprowls; cake plate, Leona Stout; meat fork, Harry 
Wolfe; water pitcher, Mrs. T.A. Stout; set silver  teaspoons, Sam and Blanch Hunter; book, 
Carrie; picture, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knox; cracker jar, Detta and James Danley; vases, Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Sutherland; bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Montgomery; smoothing 
irons, Harvey Martin and sister; table cloth, Mr.and Mrs. H.P. Day; pair towels, Mr. 
and Mrs. James Wright; pair towels, Mrs.Hunt. Guest.

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   The marriage of Mr. Harry Ealy and Miss Minnie Danley, a popular and estimable 
young couple of East Finley township, took place at the Methodist parsonage in 
Burnsville, Rev. J.S. Elliott officiating, Wednesday, July 3rd, 1907.
   The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Danley. The groom is the youngest 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wright Ealy, who gave a reception in honor of the young couple on 
Friday evening.

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   Mrs. Catherine Martin, widow of the late Martin Danley, died at her home near Dogwood 
Grove church, about 7 o'clock, Thursday morning, June 15, 1905, of cancer, aged about 
76 years.
   Deceased was a native of, and spent her life in, East Finley township.
   She was a daughter of the late John Martin.
   She was noted as a very fine woman and was held in high esteem. Her son Will was 
killed by lightning June 3d, 1898.
   She is survived by one son and a daughter, Martin E. Danley and Catherine, wife of 
James Milliken.
   One sister also survives: Mrs. Deborah Poland, of Buffalo township.
   Funeral services ather late home at 2 o'clock Friday, conducted by Rev. John 
R. Burson.
   Interment in Dogwood Grove burial ground.

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Thomas Sutherland
   The death of Thomas Sutherland, lifelong resident of West Finley township, near 
Dallas, occurred at his home at four o'clock Thursday afternoon, August 30, 1917, 
from a stroke, at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 27 days. 
   He had been in poor health and declining strength for a year or more past.
   The funeral service was held Monday in the Dallas Presbyterian church, 
conducted by Rev. Jacob Ruble, assisted by Rev. W.W. Dinsmore, former pastor, and 
Rev. Miller, who succeeds him.
   The interment was in Dallas cemetery.
   Mr. Sutherland was born within a mile of the place of his death and spent his life 
in that section.
   He was born June 6, 1832, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Barnes Sutherland.
   He followed farming and tilled a small farm.
   He was married twice; his first wife being Miss Elizabeth Danley, daughter of Wm. 
Danley, of that section.
   Of their union there are two sons and one daughter: Mrs. J.T. Ray, of Dallas, John 
Sutherland, of Lima, O., and William Sutherland, of South Dakota.
   After the death of his first wife he was again married, choosing a Miss Stewart 
for a helpmate.
   She survives him.
   Mr. Sutherland was widely known in his home neighborhood. He trained himself to be 
a great imitator of various birds and animals. While befriending smaller birds, he was 
a foe to hawks and owls. He followed hawks for miles along a valley and shoot them 
from his horse.
   His imitations drew out the owls and they fell an easy prey to him in that way.
   Mr. Sutherland was for a long period a member of the Dallas Presbyterian church, and 
one son, Rev. Lindsay Sutherland, now deceased, was a minister of that denomination.
  In politics he was a Republican and not a bit backward in giving expression to 
his sentiments on political questions.

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Wilmer Sutherland
  The death of Wilmer Sylvester Sutherland occurred at Washington hospital, 
Thursday morning, April 12, 1917, aged 64 years and 10 months. 
  He had been taken with a sever cold last September and never recovered from its 
  He was taken to the hospital 11 days prior to his death. The remains were brought 
to his late residence southwest of town, where the funeral service was held Saturday 
forenoon, conducted by Dr. Frank Fish.
  Interment in Dallas cemetery.In his death there passes away another member of the 
Sutherland connection, which for years were prominent in the section in this county 
near Dallas.
  He was a son of Nathan and Lucretia Danley Sutherland. He was a carpenter by trade and 
followed farming much of his lifetime.
  He was a member of Dallas Presbyterian church, with which his kindred were affiliated and 
active as workers.
  His sister, Mrs. H.G. Strope, was for many years organist for the congregation.
  He was of a quiet disposition, industrious and dependable.
  He leaves two sisters, and two brothers: Eliza Jane, wife of John Hathaway, near 
Claysville; Lou Fleming, wife of H.G. Strope, who had just arrived at her new home 
in Ashtabula county, O., when the message announcing his death was received; Theodore 
Sutherland, of Wheeling, and Elmer Lincoln Sutherland, near town.

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Mrs. Mary Steele
   The death of Mary Carroll, widow of the late A.J. Steele, occurred at the home of 
her son-in-law, Dr. H.M. Lacock, about 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, Sept., 6, 
1916, of general debility, aged near 74 years and seven months.
   The funeral service will be held at the home of Dr. Lacock, at 10 o'clock Saturday 
forenoon, in charge of Rev. Samuel Davis.
   Interment in West Finley cemetery.
   Mrs. Steele was a native of East Finley, born on the old Carroll settlement, near 
Gale, which dates back to hostile Indian days.
   She was a daughter of John and Rebecca Danley Carroll. In 1874, she was united 
in marriage with A.J. Steele. Their home for many years was near Majorsville.
   After retiring from active life they moved in Burnsville, where his death occurred 
about seven years ago.
   She continued to occupy her own home until eight months ago, when she went to live 
with Dr. and Mrs. Lacock.
   Her health had been failing since that time. She was a faithful member of Mt. 
Calvary Methodist Protestant church.
   Mrs. Steele leaves one daughter and one son: Mrs. H.M. Lacock and C.O. Steele, both of 
West Finley; the following step-children: Mrs. A.J. Groves, Pleasanton, O.; H.W. Steele 
and Mrs. Etta Alley, Majorsville; Mrs. R.E.Carroll, Video, and T.V. Steele, Dresden, 
   There is also one brother and one sister: John H. Carroll, of West Finley, and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Thompson, of Elm Grove. 

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