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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Frona Schrader Bennett

Frona Schrader Bennett, age 93
Lutheran Home
807 Goucher St.

At the time of the Flood, she lived at 329 Bedford St.

NOTE: Ms. Bennett's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Monday, December 30, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - John Trimbath

John Trimbath, age 76
736 Pine Street
Phone 539-6025

At the time of the Flood he was living in Woodvale.

NOTE: Mr. Trimbath's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Sunday, December 29, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Emma Feese

Mrs. Emma Feese, age 85
747 Sherman Street
Johnstown

NOTE: Mrs. Feese's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceeesfloodsurvivors


Saturday, December 28, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Edward Bailey

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This one was challenging to follow - - but definitely one of my favorites so far. What wonderful sentiments about the First Ward!
The Catholic church he mentions is almost certainly Saint John Gualbert--the original church on Jackson Street burned to the ground that night.
I could not find Ella Bailey listed among the victims.

Mr. Bailey's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.
Edw Bailey, age 94
229 Vine
Phone - - Col, Ohio 274-8724
Columbus, Ohio
1-14-64
To Jaycees
C/o Survivors Committee
216 Franklin St.
Johnstown, Pa.
Gentlemen - -
I was born July 24 - 1870 at 229 Vine St. - - was at work, plumber for my father, S. C. Bailey. His shop across from City Hall in the Ellis area--we never saw the shop afterwards--the water was covering First Ward, over flowing the Stonycreek - - at noon flowing down Vine St. - - 4 ft. high.
I went down home to Father, Mother and 7 children - - my sister Ella--16 yrs old, was at Rowley home sitting - - a large brick house--it colapsed--she was drowned - - we landed near the Union Street High School.
It was a terrible night - - fire at Stone Bridge and Catholic church and raining like (?).
We all escaped--I was 19 years old - - now 93 1/2, pretty good except my legs, walk with a cane. I played baseball in the Athletics in 1895. Champion of Western Pa.
Pop (?) Golden manager in Race Track - - Westmont. 96 and 97 in Woodvale. Replogle and Horton managers, the boys then were Keller, Mainhart and Zang, Gatins (?), Haws, Kinkead and Murphy - - Decker (?), Neary, Burns and many others. I played 1st base and *the only one* living today. 93 1/2 years old.
I had a letter from George Walker William a few years ago. He said he and I were the only survivors. I think he is dead now.
In the seventies a good many of the homes were log houses with an acre or two grounds. Around then nearly all the residents of the First Ward were all Welsh - - decent and all good neighbors. I have fond reminiscences of my old home town. It's a big city now.
I now live in Columbus, Ohio and would like to hear of any boy who lived in the First Ward before the Flood of 1889.
With best wishes to all who are still living after that disaster.
Yours truly,
Edward Bailey
21 Clarendon Ave.
Columbus 23, Ohio

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Friday, December 27, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Emma M. Heinz

Emma M. Heinz
1601 Brier Ave
Phone: 266-6196

At the time of the Flood she lived at 617 Sherman St., Kernville.

NOTE: Ms. Heinz's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Thursday, December 26, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Albert Sabo

Albert Sabo, age 75 on May 10 of 1963 or '64
148 Boyer St.
Phone: 535-3483

At the time of the Flood he was living on Chestnut Street.

NOTE: Mr. Sabo is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mr. & Mrs. David Yoder

Mr. & Mrs. David Yoder, ages 91 and 87
Johnstown RD #4

NOTE: The Yoders are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Maggie Dearmin Daughenbaugh

Maggie Daughenbaugh, age 92
R.D.1 Conemaugh
Phone 536-5787

At the time of the Flood, she lived in Woodvale.

Her name appears in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Maggie Dearmin Daughenbaugh.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Monday, December 23, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors - Miss Edith Updegrave

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Johnstown, Pa. Feb. 1 - 64
Jaycees:
I am a real relic of the 1889 Johnstown Flood. Born in our home, corner of Clinton and Locust St., which years ago was the Exchange Hotel, popular during Canal Days.
We saw the rushing water of the Dam and went to the third floor. And in our new Annex Building on Locust Street, we rescued twenty five people.
I have a few Flood articles, the principal one is a hand painted plate, painted by Miss Ida Fisher, who lived on Main Street. She and her family of six or seven were drowned in the Flood.
If you care to have it for display, alright, tho' I was considering selling it. Let me know.
Miss Edith Updegrave
525 Somerset St.
Phone 536-4277

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors
NOTES: Miss Updegrave's name appears in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet. The second photo of this post is a list of the Fisher family members she mentions.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Cloyd S. Roudabush

Cloyd S. Roudabush, age 88
220 Bedford St.
Phone 535-4725

At the time of the Flood he lived in Walnut Grove.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Saturday, December 21, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project

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What looks to be a list of survivors:
Flood S. Rhodes
Born May 31st 1889
daughter ⤵️
Louis L. Barclay
615 1/2 Napoleon St.
Phone 539-7919
Otto Mason (?) 415 Coleman
Herman 3 Slick Ave
Lost cow
Over
John Schnurr
135 (?) Chapin
Born Aug 10th 1883
Phone 535-3895

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Friday, December 20, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Anna (Reese) Grady

Anna (Reese) Grady, age 86 yrs., 5 mo.
126 Venango St.
Johnstown, Pa
Phone 539-4335

At the time of the Flood she was living af the "corner of Main and Union Sts., now 125 Main St."

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Thursday, December 19, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - William T. Davis

William T. Davis, age 94
2714 W. Chestnut St.
Altoona, Penna.
Phone W1-4-6918

At the time of the Flood he lived on Maple Avenue in Woodvale.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Otto C. Burggraf

Otto C. Burggraf, age 89
501 Oak St.

At the time of the Flood, he lived on "Clinton St. Place now Gately & Fitzgerald."

This is the present-day site of Flood City Cafe. 

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - David Baumgartner

David Baumgartner, age 76
307 Spruce St.
Windber, Pa.

At the time of the Flood, he lived at Mineral Point.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Monday, December 16, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Gertrude Rock

Mrs. Gertrude Rock, age 76
Phone 539-6170

At the time of the Flood she lived on "Wood St. which is now called Barkly."

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Sunday, December 15, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Miss Etta Mae Berkebile

Miss Etta Mae Berkebile, age 81

Johnstown RD #4

Somerset Pike

At the time of the Flood she lived in Morrellville on B Street.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Saturday, December 14, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Emma R. Hayes

Emma R. Hayes, age 79
202 Walters Ave.
Phone: 266-3295

At the time of the Flood she lived on Sherman Street, which eventually became the Sanitary Dairy property and is now the Conemaugh Medical Park.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Friday, December 13, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Sadie McFeaters

Mrs. Sadie McFeaters, age 83
1039 Susquehanna Street
Phone 255-5317

At the time of the Flood she lived on Johns Street at the Point.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Thursday, December 12, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Ida Rhodes Herrick

Ida Rhodes Herrick, age 93
Born October 23, 1870
135 Barron Ave.
Phone 539-1696

At the time of the Flood, she lived "along the River side, not far from the PRR Station."

NOTE: She is the oldest respondent so far--she would have been close to 19 years old at the time of the Flood.

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - D. P. Fetterman

D. P. Fetterman, age 89
523 Wood St.

Phone 535-1665

Have information that he could tell you.


Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Ethel Hopwood

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Mrs. Ethel Hopwood, age 75
1091 Edson Ave., Phone 535-4926
June 18th, 1963
I was 15 months old the time of the 1889 Flood. We lived in Coopersdale at 408 Cooper Ave.
My sister Mrs. Ida Graham, Box 306, Seanor, Pa. living at present with her daughter, Mrs. Paul Wiand.
Mrs. Ethel Hopwood
(Note: Mrs. Paul Wiand sent in a letter for her mother, in which she said the family took refuge in "the Academy" in Coopersdale the night of the Flood. It was #14 in this series, posted November 15.)

Courtesy of Debra Orner - #Jayceesfloodsurvivors

Monday, December 9, 2019

1889 Flood Survivors Project - O. Schilling

11--14 63

Dear Sir, I have a book 'The Story of Johnstown.' May 31 1889--3 Thousand person perish Flood 1889. Early settlement 1769--picture of Johnstow (sic) Iron Works and Stone Bridge and Portage Tunnel and dam befor (sic) it broke. This book has 400 pages with name (sic) of meny (sic) people that died.

O. Schilling
364 Ihmsen Ave.
Johnstown, PA. 

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 8, 1941 - NIPPON ATTACK PLUNGES UNITED STATES INTO WAR - The Johnstown Democrat


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Stork News: Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Henderson - son, Mr. & Mrs. John Proko - daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Morton Stayrook - daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Newman Connelly - daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M'Clintock - son, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Freeburn - son, Mr. & Mrs. William Van Scoyoc - son, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Kott - son
Ads: Thomas Kinzey, Friendly City Bank, Swanks, John Walters Co.
Joseph Varrato, Earl Klinsman, Richard Morgan, Anthony Noel, Richard Hamiley, William M. Thomas, Albert Piro, William Ament, Mart Scheidinger, Robert Kyler, Elmer Ostheim, Percy Shank, James Heslop, James Felix, Robert Miller, Edward Noll, Harry Irwin, Adolph Shonek, George Wilson, George Ross, Charles Sharpe, Francis Reik, Mrs. Ida Freen and Penn 
Traffic
Quaker Dry Cleaners and Home Furniture Company
Rothstein's
Donald Boyd, Dean Burns, Andrew Draksler, Police Chief Harry Klink, Virgil Dixon, Russell Jenkinson, George Stadmiller, Francis Varshal, David Sterling, James McCray, Marie Delaney, Anna Marie Cartwright, Joan Davis, Mrs. H.O. Englebach, Evans Payne, Daniel Torok, Frank Spadinak, Charles Yurasek, Francis Sirocky, Gallikers.
 Glossers
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Gately & Fitzgerald Furniture - Johnstown
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DeRoy's - Downtown Johnstown
Cletus Seeley, Clyde Goldberg, Merton Goldberg, A.W. Wertz, Mrs. Mary Sehas
The Johnstown Democrat - 8 December 1941