DR. ROBERT HENRY ALISON
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Tuesday, 7-17-1906:
ALISON.–Suddenly, at Ardmore, Pa., on July 16, 1906, Robert H. Alison, M.D. Due notice of funeral will be given.
GEORGE PIERCE BARR
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Monday, 4-9-1900:
NEW CASTLE. April 8.–The death of George Pierce Barr, one of the representative citizens of this place, occurred tonight. He was a son of the late Captain Robert Barr, and is a cousin of Judge George Pierce, of Philadelphia.
HARRY A. BARR
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Wednesday, 8-5-1868:
Barr.–On the 4th inst. Harry Allen, infant son of John D. and C.M.L. Barr, aged 10 weeks.
HORACE ALEXANDER BEALE, SR.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Friday, 11-5-1897:
BEALE.–At his home, in Parkesburg, Pa. on Wednesday, November 3, 1897, Horace A. Beale, in his 71st year. Funeral from the Church of the Trinity, Coatesville, Pa., at 2 P.M. on Saturday, 6th instant. Relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
JOSEPH KINGSTON BEALE
Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA) – Wednesday, 07-13-2005:
Joseph Kingston Beale, 96, of Papertown Road, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at Donahue Manor in Bedford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Engle Beale. He is survived by a daughter, Joan E. Peachey of Warfordsburg; and a son, David C. of Warfordsburg.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Whips Cove United Church of Christ, Warfordsburg. Pastors Alan Myers and John E. Geyer will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today in Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md., and an hour before the service in the church. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 2-9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Whips Cove U.C.C. Church or to the Whips Cove Cemetery Association, both of 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg 17267.
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) – Thursday, 9-14-2006:
BEALE, THOMAS Age 91, of Banning, CA., passed away 08/10/2006 at his home. Thomas was born 02/17/1915 in Coatesville, PA. He retired from Caltrans as a Landscape Supervisor in 1980. Thomas served in the Army during WWII and obtained the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Banning. Thomas is survived by his 2 daughters, Patricia Barth, Terra Haute, IN., Eleanor Pyper, Banning, CA; son, John Beale, Banning, CA; brother, Howard Beale, Bradenton, FL; sister, Dorothy McKinley, Coatesville, PA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; & 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Service will be held following the regular Sunday Service, 09/17, 12:15pm at United Methodist Church in Banning. Private burial was held on 08/28, at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to Banning United Methodist Church, 235 N. 2nd St., Banning, CA., 92220 (951) 849-3413.
CARL COVALT CHAMBERS
St. Petersburg Times (FL) – Monday, 11-30-1987:
CHAMBERS, CARL C., 80, of St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1987) at Tarpon Springs General Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia, and moved here 10 years ago from Hawley, Pa. He was a vice president at the University of Pennsylvania. During World War II he served as an adviser to the secretaries of the Navy, Army and Air Force. He was a past president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education. He served as the U.S. delegate to the International Electro Technical Commission. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society and the Franklin Institute. Honorary fraternal memberships include Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Theta. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, James M., Carlsbad, Calif.; two daughters, Nancy Ranck, Catonsville, Md., and Elizabeth Gailey Chambers, Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Ruth Keller, Pennsylvania, and Esther Teller, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.
DECOURSEY FALES, JR.
The New York Times (NY) – Thursday, 4-20-2000:
FALES-DeCoursey Jr. Archaeologist and Professor of History, died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 12 April, 2000, of a heart attack. He was born in New York City on 9 March 1918, the son of Dorothy M. and DeCoursey Fales. He was enrolled in the Knickerbocker Grays, attended the Buckley School in Manhattan, St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., and Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude A.B. 1941, he received his M.A. in Classics in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1957, both at Harvard also. He served in the Army during World War II, and afterwards in the Army Reserve with rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Fales excavated on Cyprus, near Episkopi on the south coast, between Paphos and Limassol, in ancient Kurion on Episkopi Bay. On his return to the U.S., Mr. Fales worked for several years as Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fales taught classics and history, first at Oberlin College, and subsequently at Emerson College, Boston, for 25 years. For many years, Mr. Fales was a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Greek and Roman Art in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was also the treasurer of the Scholarly Quarterly “Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies.” In 1966, he married Iten Noa Scott of Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, a program producer for WGBH Radio. He is survived by his wife, two younger brothers, Haliburton Fales II of Manhattan and Gladstone, New Jersey, and Timothy Fales of Paris, France, seven nieces and nephews, four stepchildren, nine step-grandchildren and two step-greatgrandchildren, to whom he was a loving, understanding father.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Saturday, 3-26-1994:
FALES – Samuel of Pompano Beach, FL died March 24, 1994. Kraeer Funeral Home, Pompano Beach.
The Miami Herald (FL) – Friday, 04-1-1994:
Diving for treasure in the late 1930’s, Samuel Fales happened upon the TMS Winchester off the Florida Keys. He retrieved a cannon that he would later donate to his local alma mater.
In those days, the private Coconut Grove school was the Florida Adirondack School for Boys. It’s now Ransom Everglades School, and the cannon has become a campus landmark.
Born in New York, but raised in the Grove, Fales became an aviation pioneer during travels in Venezuela. He died at home March 24 of cancer, said his daughter, Barbara de Braganca. He was 83.
His wife, Barbara Foote Fales, said the cannon went to her husband’s boyhood school, “because he was so fond of the years he spent there.”
In his years at Adirondack — from 1927 to 1931 — he was on the editorial board of the school literary paper, The Hickory Log, and was active in diving at the school, said Joe Muldoon, library director at Ransom Everglades. “We have pictures of him in diving gear.”
At the time, he also wrote a poem called Treasure.
His Winchester treasure remains the campus centerpiece, painted over the years with slogans and artwork. Guards have even been posted to keep the relentless mischiefs away.
“Students over the years have painted the cannon in protest,” Muldoon said. “Some students would sneak out in the middle of the night and paint the cannon just for fun.”
In Venezuela, Fales was an explorer who helped create the first aerial mapping of the country, his family said.
After traveling extensively in South and Central America, Fales brought his wife and family back to Coconut Grove in 1937. He owned The South Sea Limited, a wholesale store that imported goods from Guatemala. During the summer months he worked for Lloyds of London on the Island of Pine in Cuba.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by daughter Sandra Hillman of Greenwich, Conn., and five grandchildren.
Private services were held.
THOMAS MORRISON GALBREATH
The Philadelphia Inquirer – Sunday, 9-11-1988:
Thomas Galbreath, 93, veteran
Thomas Galbreath, 93, a World War I pilot who flew dozens of missions over the battlefields of Europe and then re-enlisted and rose to the rank of colonel in World War II, died Friday at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, where he had resided for the last eight years.
In addition to a military career that included distinguished service in two world wars, Mr. Galbreath, a metals specialist, had a career that spanned more than 40 years with Sharon Steel, from which he retired in 1963 as a vice president in charge of sales. He then moved to Rosemont.
Mr. Galbreath graduated from Yale University in 1915.
Two years later, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 28th Air Squadron. After receiving training as a pilot at Taliaferro Field in Fort Worth, Texas, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, and in March 1918 was sent to England.
England was to be the station from which he staged daring strafing runs and low-level bombing missions at the controls of a Sopwith Camel, the legendary biplane fighting aircraft, until the end of the war.
He often recalled to friends and relatives how on Aug. 7, 1918, he won a dogfight with a German pilot in the vicinity of a battlefield in Amiens, France.
He returned to the United States and was discharged from the Air Corps in February 1919 after having logged 290 hours in the air, about two-thirds of the time in combat.
His World War I decorations included the World War Victory Medal with two battle clasps and one overseas Chevron.
In 1919, Mr. Galbreath started work at Sharon Steel.
During World War II, Mr. Galbreath re-entered the military and became an assistant to Maj. Gen. L. H. Campbell Jr., then chief of ordnance, and was assigned responsibility for supplying metal to weapons manufacturers. During this time Mr. Galbreath was promoted to colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1945.
After World War II, Mr. Galbreath returned to Sharon Steel. After living most of his life in Sharon, Pa., he moved to Rosemont, after retiring from the steel company in 1963. Mr. Galbreath was a member of the Ardmore Presbyterian Church, the Yale Club and the Philadelphia Quiet Birds, a flying group.
His survivors include three nieces and two nephews.
Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at C.M. Toppitzer Funeral Home, Garrett Road and Lansdowne Avenue, in Drexel Hill. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ardmore Presbyterian Church, Montgomery Avenue and Mill Creek Road in Ardmore. Interment will be in New London Cemetery, New London, Chester County. The family requests that memorial offerings be sent to the Ardmore Presbyterian Church.
MARIAN (GILLESPIE) BEALE
Sunday News (Lancaster, PA) – Sunday, 3-19-1995:
Marian G. Beale, 88, of 181 Seltzer Ave., Coatesville, died Friday at her home following a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Fred M. Beale, who died in 1962.
Born in Christiana, she was a daughter of the late William and Ella Townsend Gillespie.
A homemaker, she played piano and organ in local orchestras and bands.
She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, New Holland, and was known for her enjoyment of traveling.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ella Wallace, Coatesville; and two sisters, Ethel A. Gibson, Parkesburg, and Pauline Beale, Caln.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
WILLIAM P. HENSZEY
Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) – Thursday, 7-30-1998:
William P. Henszey, 88, of State College died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at Centre Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 14, 1910, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Joseph W. and Anne T. Hamilton Henszey. On Nov. 29, 1933, he married Ruth Helen Niebel, who survives at home.
He was a 1928 graduate of the George School in Newtown and a 1932 and 1933 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s and master’s degree respectively in mechanical engineering. He also attended Princeton University.
He was chief engineer of Carrier Corp. in Cairo, Egypt, from 1938 to 1939.
He was a Navy veteran, having served in the United States and Japan during World War II as a lieutenant commander.
He was regional manager and U.S. direct sales manager for Carrier Corp. International from 1946 to 1950 and was responsible for the installation of his designs in Egypt, South America and India. He was a partner in the consulting engineering firm of Kimball & Henszey and the sole owner from 1950 to 1960. He had offices in New York City, Trenton, N.J., and State College.
He was a member and trustee of State College Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anne H. H. Pyle of Seattle; a son, Benjamin N. of State College; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Private visitation and funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Spring Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, State College.
Arrangements are under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.
Memorial contributions may be made to State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Ave., State College, Pa. 16801.
CLARA MIRIAM KOHL
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Sunday, 3-17-1901:
KOHL.–On March 16, 1901, Clara Miriam, only child of Ernest O. and Bula B. Kohl, aged 5 months. Funeral services on Monday, March 18, at 11 A.M. precisely, at 1913 Poplar street. Interment private.
ATALA MARY (LAMAR) LESSARD
Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland, ME) – Sunday, 10-22-2000:
Atala Mary Lamar Lessard died Oct. 20, 2000, at Cedars Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Atala Nicholson and Lucius Q.C. Lamar Jr., and attended public and private schools in Washington.
She married Alton A. Lessard of Rumford in 1930.
She worked as a volunteer at both St. Mary’s and Central Maine General hospitals in Lewiston, served on the board of both hospitals and helped to start the gift shop and patient services at St. Mary’s as a member of their volunteer group, the Patronesses. She held office in the Parent Teachers Association and was a member of the Catholic Junior Guild. She was a member of Martindale Country Club and served as president of the Ladies Golf Association. She also was a member of the Democratic Party.
She moved to Falmouth in 1966 and served as a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, worked with the ladies group at Holy Martyrs Church and became a member of the Women’s Golf Association at Portland Country Club.
She resided at Cedars Nursing Home since 1998 following a stroke.
Her husband died in 1976. Surviving are her daughters, Jeanine Lessard Kivus of Lewiston and Mary Atala Lessard of Falmouth; nine grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be said at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a 9 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Martyrs Church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston.
MARGARET (MORRISON) CHAMBERS
The Tampa Tribune (FL) – Tuesday, 1-18-1994:
MARGARET M. CHAMBERS, 87, of Palm Harbor died Friday at home. A native of Philadelphia, she moved to the area in 1976 from Hawley, Pa. She was a retired librarian for Drexel Institute of Technology and Villanova University in Philadelphia and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, James of California; two daughters, Nancy Ranck of Catonsville, Md., and Elizabeth Gailey of Flint, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.
SARAH DARLINGTON (PRATT) BROCK
The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – Friday, 11-17-1995:
SARAH P. BROCK, 90; ACTIVE IN MANY FIELDS
Sarah Pratt Brock, 90, of Hunters’ Hill Farm in Newtown Square, a former teacher who was active in historical groups, died Wednesday at White Horse Village in Newtown Square.
Mrs. Brock, who was born in West Chester, had lived at Hunters’ Hill Farm in Edgemont Township since 1948.
She graduated from West Chester High School and Swarthmore College, and then taught for several years at Friends’ Central School until about 1934.
She was also an artist and author of children’s books and historical pamphlets.
She served on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and President Richard M. Nixon’s National Women’s Advisory Committee.
Mrs. Brock, whose roots in the area date back to early settlers, was a descendant of Joseph Pratt, the original owner of the homestead in Ridley Creek State Park now known as the Colonial Plantation.
For many years she was active in local historical affairs and was a past president of the Welcome Society, which is composed of descendants of those who came to Pennsylvania in 1682 with William Penn.
She co-founded and was first president of the Friends of the 1683 Caleb Pusey House near the Chester Creek in Upland. Pusey was a business associate of William Penn.
In the 1960’s, Mrs. Brock was one of those responsible for having the Pusey home renovated.
Mrs. Brock was also a charter member and served on the board of Friends of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, and was a member of the Chester County Historical Society, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, the Huguenot Society, and the Swedish Colonial Society.
She also served on the Prison Board Inspectors of Delaware County.
Her husband, the late Lynmar Brock Sr., founded Brock & Co., a contract food-service management firm in Malvern.
She is survived by sons Lynmar Jr. and Charles N. 2d; a daughter, Barbara Brock Kidder; a sister; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willistown Friends Meeting, 7069 Goshen Rd., Newtown Square. Burial will be in the adjoining burial grounds.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Friends of Caleb Pusey House, Box 1183, Upland, Pa. 19015-1183.
Arrangements were made by the Founds Funeral Home in West Chester.
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