01 January 2016

Funeral Card Friday: Pierson George Still

Pierson George Still is my great grandfather. Specifically he is my maternal grandfather’s father. Born 16 March 1886, he lived almost a century. He was died 12 January 1977, just shy of his 91st birthday.

Funeral Card of Pierson George Still, my great grandfather.

His funeral service was held at Albert F. Kuzo Funeral Home in Kennett Square, Chester County. The Rev. John L. Ferguson, Pastor of Unionville Presbyterian Church, officiated. He was buried at the Old Doe Run Presbyterian Cemetery in East Fallowfield with many other family members.

The winter of 1976-77 was one of our coldest here. I remember hearing some of the older family members (I was just shy of eight when he passed) talk about the frozen ground and wondering if they would even be able to dig a hole for burial.

The Farmer’s Almanac shows the temperature in nearby Coatesville the day of his funeral was just 21.9 degrees. There was a reported three inches of snow on the ground as well. The wind speed that day registered between eight and 11 MPH. Doe Run Presbyterian Cemetery is on a bit of an unprotected hill and, even though I was but a child, I remember how bitter cold it was that day.

Funeral Card Friday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016

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