07 February 2016

Sunday’s Obituary: Mrs. Catharine Still

Catharine Still was the wife of my fourth cousin Alban Williams Still. His name is spelled wrong in her obituary. He was an inspector for the US Government so shortly after they married in 1916, they headed West. They stopped in Ohio before settling in California. After Alban died there in Los Angeles in 1930, Catharine headed back East.

Her obituary reads:
Mrs. Catharine M Still, 51 Pennsylvania Avenue, widow of the late Alvan Still, died this morning in Coatesville hospital as a result of a heart condition

She was a daughter of the late Henry and Clara Supplee Leahy.

Quite active in Olivet Methodist church here, she taught Class No 3 in the Sunday school many years until she became ill. She was a member of the Eastern Star in California where she resided some years.

Surviving are a sister and brother, Miss Bessie M Leahy and John Leahy, both of Coatesville.

Funeral services will be held at the Paul Roberts funeral home, here, Friday afternoon at two o’clock with interment in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening.

She died of a coronary occlusion, according to her death certificate.

Coatesville Record. (Coatesville, PA), 2 September 1952.

Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016

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