Samuel L. Hare Obituary
af-. i inter-county bo-cause L. HARE IS CALLED BY DEATH Prominent Citizen and Civil War Veteran Succumbs After a Short Illness Samuel L. Hare, father of City Solicitor Thomas C. Hare, a highly esteemed citizen and Civil war veteran and ex-deputy sheriff of Blair county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Lafferty, 1315 Sixteenth avenue, at 3:30 o'clock yester' day morning of arterio-sclerosis. He had been in failing health for the past year but his condition only became alarming some live weeks ago when he was compelled to remain indoors and later take to his bed. The end came peacefully. Mr. Hare was born at Allen vine, Mifflin county, on November 6, 1841, the sou of William and Matilda Hare, deceased. He accompanied his parents to Yellow Springs and there spent his boyhood days. At the outbreak of the Civil war he became fired with the spirit of patriotism and enlisted in company E, Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania volunteers, commanded by Colonel William Murray, 'of Holli-dayshurg. The company was mustered into the service on October 2, 1861 and on November 2? of the same year the command went to the front. He participated in a number of the more important battles of the bitter strife. He passed through the campaign of the Wilderness and saw service In the battles of Fredericksburg, Chan-cellorville and Winchester. . He was wounded in the right leg. In one en-., gagement, returned home and on recovery went back to the front. He was at Appomattox when General Lee surrendered and was mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. After the great conflict Mr. Hare returned to Yellow Springs and " en-" gaged in farming and in 1880, opened a general store. Three years later he came to this city. Prior to the war, the veteran was married to Miss Mary Donnelly, of Mt. Etna, who died sixteen years ago, and since her demise Mr. Hare resided with his daughter, Mrs. Lafferty. When he first came here, Mr. Hare embarked in the meat business and several years afterward opened a shoe store in the Levan block and remained in that business until 1890. He later became deputy sheriff under his brother, Sheriff Adam L. Hare, and held that position three years. He had been- retired for a number of years past. He was a staunch Republican and was always keenly interested in politics. ' Mr. Hare was a lover of nature and wild life and the summers of his later years were spent at Mt. Etna, from which place he sent weekly letters to the Tribune under the name of "Cottager" and his contributions were read with great pleasure by this paper's readers. Mr. Hare was a faithful and active member of the First Lutheran church, this city. Five of his ten children survive as follows: City Solicitor T. C. Hare, Mrs. J. A. Lafferty, both of this city; Mrs. F. G. Smith, Pittsburg; Miss Bessie Hare, New York city and Mrs; W. L. Hahn, this city. He was the last survivor of a family of eight. From 3 o'clock this afternoon until 8 this evening the remains of Mr. Hare will lie in state at First Lutheran church. The church council, members of the Men's Missionary so- clety and of the Henry Baker Bible class will officiate as a guard of honor. Funeral services will occur tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made in Rose Hill c&mctory. DAVID R. PORTER ORNER. Following a short Illness, David R. Porter Orner, a veteran railroad employe and one of the first men to work on the old Portage railroad, died at 5.30 o'clock yesterftay morning, at his boarding house., 2612 Eighth avenue. Deceased was born at Summit, Pa., on October. 20, 1840, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Orner. He came to Altoona , when very young and entered the employ of the old Portage railroad in the capacity of brakeman. Later he worked on the Pittsburg division of the Pennsy under Andrew Carnegie, who was then superintendent of the division. He was in the continuous service of the Pennsy company for forty-four years, being retired in 1901. He had been a pensioner of Andrew Carnegie, for a number of years because of "his service under him. He was married when a young man, to Miss . Sarah Reynolds, who died in Altoona seven years ago. He is survived by two: sons who reside in this city: Porter, proprietor of Orner's transfer, and William W., truant officer of the Altoona school district, Mr. Orner was a member of the Lutheran church and the Pittsburg Division Veteran's association. The body may be viewed at rest room No. . 5 in the Stevens mortuary at 1421 Eighth avenue any time before the funeral, which will be held in the . mortuary chapel at 2.30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, with services conducted by the Revj Marion Justus Kline. Friends are invited to attend the "services. Interment will follow in Fairview cemetery. MRS. NELUE KERESEY. HANLEY. At 12.50 o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Nellie Keresey Haniey died at the" residence of 'her parents,' Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Keresey, of 714 Fifth avenue, of a complication of diseases. She was born on September 19, 1888, and had resided in this city all her life. She was married on February 22, 1909, to Francis Han-ley, who survives. Her parents and one brother, Charles, of this city, also survive. She was a member ot St. Mary's German Catholic church, at which place the funeral mass will be said at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, followed by interment in St. John's cemetery. MRS, CATHERINE -McCLOSKEY. Closely following the death of -her husband, Mrs. Catherine McCloskey, of Gallitzin, died at her heme in that place at 6.21 o'clock yesterday morning. John R. McCloskey, her husband, died just last Sunday. Mrs. McCloskey was born in Ireland in 1836, and came to this country at the age of 7 years with her parents who located at Gallitzin. She was married to John R. McCloskey in 1866, by Rev. Father Mullen, rector of St. Peter's chureh and later bishop of the Eriediocese. Her maiden name was SflSs Catherine McGovern. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey resided in Pittsburg a number of years and then returned to Gallitzin. Mrs. McCloskey Is survived by one sister who resides in East Liberty, and by the following children: John Edward, of Taunton, Mass.; Mrs. Katie Beegle and Mrs. A. W. Wilson, both of Altoona;-and Raphael and Gilbert, both at home. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock on Monday morning, with requiem high mass at St. Patrick's church In Gallitzin. Interment will be made In St. Patrick's cemetery. (Cambria county papers please copy). noted. at the Claney which Interment church. 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