Charles Mirtz Obit

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SOUTH SCRANTON. CHARLES MIRTZ DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Pioneer Resident Passes Away at Home on Cedar Avenue. Charles Mirtz, Sr., one of the best known pioneer residents of South Scranton, died at his home, 420 Cedar avenue, at 2:30 o clock yesterday ar ternoon, aged sixty - five years. His death came as the result of an attack of pneumonia one week ago. Mr. Mirtz was born in Germany, June 2, 1836, and emigrated to this country in the year 1867, coming to this city Just one year after its incorporation His first work was in the old rolling mill, on the site of the Laurel Line power house. Later he accepted a position position in the repair shop of the Lack awanna railroad. ' For twelve years he conducted a hotel on Cedar avenue, in the 400 block. He was an organizer and member of the Residenz lodge of Odd Fellows, No. 513. He had always been identified with the First German Presbyterian church, Hickory street and was also a member or Armine en - cannment. No. 124. Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Weber, wife of Patrolman Patrolman Charles Weber; Mrs. Robert L. Gordon and Miss Julia E. Mirtz, all of this city; two sons, Henry C and Charles J. Mirtz, alo two brothers, George Mirtz, proprietor of Mirtz's hotel, Pittston avenue, and John Bee - ker, of Taylor: one sister, Mrs. Charles Neuls, wife of the feed merchant. Sunday School Class Entertains. Miss Van Jenkins' Sunday school class of the Bethany Baptist church, Pear street and Pittston avenue, gave an entertainment Tuesday evening in the church parlors, which was attended attended by a large number of members of the congregation and their friends, who were delighted with the playlet, in three acts, entitled "Ladies of Cran - ford." In conjunction with the entertainment entertainment the pastor, Rev. W. G. Wat - kins, sang "Where the Flag is Full of Stars." George Lovering gave a violin selection; he was accompanied by his sister, Miss Lovering. Miss Lillian Watkins sang a lullaby. The' cast of characters wag as follows: follows: . Mary Smith, Miss Ruth Williams, Williams, Jessie Brown, Miss Edith Kem - mer; Matilda Jenkins, Miss Thelma Titleberg; Martha, Miss Floy Gil - baugh; Miss Pole, Miss Sadie Jenkins; Jenkins; Mrs. Forester, Miss Maude Hewitt; Peggy, Miss Blanche Haag; Mars. Barker, Miss E. Letterman; Mrs. Purkis, Miss Mary Harris; Mrs. Sir Jameson, Miss Lillian Sloat; Little Susan, Miss Emma Kemmer, and Little Little James, Master Herbert Miller. Ushers to Reorganize. At a meeting of the Ushers' society of the First German Presbyterian church held Monday evening in the parish hall, Hickory street, a committee committee was appointed to decide whether or not the society shall be reorganized and its title changed. The committee, which is composed of Max F. Hen - kelman, Charles Brown and William E. Brown, will meet next Monday

Clipped from The Scranton Republican18 Jan 1912, ThuPage 14

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)18 Jan 1912, ThuPage 14
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