Great Great Grandmother Commings
shattering - - MRS. COMMINGS IS DEAD AT AGE OF 81 r MRS. EMMA CELIA COMMINGS Mrs. Emma Celia Commlngs, who died Sunday night at the home of her son - in - law, Francis M. Wilson. 812 Green street, was the daughter of Cassel and Margaret Funk. She was corn near Kockville September 2. 1842, and at the time of her death was aged 81. Mrs. Commings attended: tne Estherton school, near Coxestown, taught by the late Levi Wolnnger, this city.lt was a school which had on its rolls many well - known old Harrisburgers. few of whom nro living now. She also attended two private schools, one of which w - as the Pennsylvania Female College, taught by Beverly R. AVaugh, and which stood at Front street and Washington avenue. She was married to .Charles it. Commings by the Rev. Mr. Kemble. of Coxestown, and was the motner of six children, Mrs. Wilson being the only survivor. Mr. Commings was the city'a oldest jeweler at the time of his death, November 188S. In early life she joined the aietn - odiat Church in her native town and came to this city shortly atter and for many years was a member of Grace M. E. Church. In 1916 she became a member of Market fcquare Presbyterian Church, of which her daughter is a member. Beesides Mrs. Wilson, she is sur vived by five grandchildren, and also a sister - in - law, Miss Ella W. Commings.