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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Trolley Time



Trolley Time

Penelec



VJ Repeat - Penelec on Broad Street.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - John F. Wilson

John F. Wilson, age 76
223 Worth St.
Phone: 535-2473

At the time of the Flood he lived on Willow St.

He mentions as fellow survivors his sisters, one in Kingston, PA and one in California.

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

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Trolley Time



Corrine Street - Oakhurst

Horner Street School




VJ Repeat - Horner Street School

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Mary C. Haws

Mrs. Mary C. Haws, age 82
248 Walnut St.
Phone: 539-5866

At the time of the Flood she lived at 308 Vine St.

NOTE: Mrs. Haws' name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Mary Conrad Haws.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

St. Anthony's - Woodvale




The inside of St. Anthony's Church in Woodvale. My grandfather John Cacicia helped work on inside of the church.

Roxbury Bandshell



1889 Flood Survivors Project - 1889 Flood Survivors Project

John W. Price, age 76
937 Church St.
Indiana, Pa.
Phone: 5-5334
At the time of the Flood he lived at 216 Morgan Place.
NOTE: Mr. Price's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Johnstown Bank & Trust - 1953



Carol Reese
Patricia Metzgar and Nancy Moebus
George Rutledge and Louise Larkin.
Raymond Orner Collection

1889 Flood Survivors Project - James K. Boyd

James K. Boyd, age 79
835 Harlan Dr.
Phone: 292(?)-5561

At the time of the Flood he lived on Lincoln St. just off Franklin.

He lists additional survivors as Harry Kitto of Fern Place and M.F. Williams (I believe this is Moses Flood Williams) of Mayer Apt.

NOTE: All three are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Harry H. Kitto

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Harry H. Kitto, age 79
824 Fern Place
Phone: 299-5573
"Jan. 11, 1964
Dear Sirs:
My brother, Wm. J. Kitto, R.D.4, Box 341, 15012, Belle Vernon, Pa.
At time of Flood we lived on Union St. between Main and Conemaugh Sts.
Harry H. Kitto"
NOTE: Harry H. Kitto's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as H. Harry Kitto.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Main Street



Looking up Main

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Mary Sann

Mrs. Mary Sann, about age 83
216 Horner St.
Johnstown, Pa.
Phone: 536-6717

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


Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mr. Emil Neubaurer

Mr. Emil Neubaurer, age 76
2627 Linwood St.

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

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Old Maud




This is a postcard of 'Old Maud' the largest engine in the world taken in Johnstown around 1909.

Trolley Time



Benscreek - St. Andrews Church is on the right hand side of the picture.

Rothstein's



Buy Now - Pay Later

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Diamond Drug - April 1936

Main and Franklin Street - opposite Central Park

Angus - Ohio Street - April 1936


Miller's - April 1936


1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Walter A. McCall

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Mrs. Walter A. McCall, age 78
364 Glessner Road
Phone:288-1790
"364 Glessner Road
Johnstown, Pa.
Jan. 31, 1964
Jaycees
219 Franklin St.
Johnstown, Pa.
Dear Sir:
I don't know if I could be called a survivor of the Johnstown Flood or not, but I can remember many things that I saw at that time. One was my aunt making pies for Clara Barton when she was expecting the head officials of the Red Cross to come here to help her.
My father was a member of the National Guards at the time of the Flood and I have two pictures that was taken of the guards at that time.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Walter A. McCall
Phone: 288-1790 or 288-2335
Some of the Survivors of this Flood were:
Miss Mollie Evans, 514 Pine Street, City, Phone 535-4291
Mr. John I. Bowman, R.D. #4, City, Phone 288-2316
Mrs. Hiram Stoner, R.D. #4 Somerset Pike, City, Phone 288-1432
Mrs. Annie Murphy c/o Paul Murphy, 208 Nadona Ave., City, Phone 266-1690
Mrs. Ida Basley, 210 E. Cedar Ave., Connellsville, Pa. age 88
Miss. Elizabeth Ankney, 119 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, Pa., age 79
Mrs. Jennie Crissey, 181 Worth St., City, Phone 536-7118"
NOTE: All of these ladies are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet. I hope they had a great time. ❤️
Ida Basley is listed as Ida Ankeny Basley, Mrs. John I. Bowman as John T. Bowman, and Elizabeth Ankney as Elizabeth Ankeny.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

St. Emerich's



VJ Repeat - St. Emerich's Church - Cambria City

Old YMCA




You are looking at the old YMCA Building on Main Street in downtown Johnstown. This one was built right after the 1889 Flood. 

HEY KIDS!!



Quizdown is Coming

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nathan's



You are looking at the inside of Nathan's Department Store on Main Street. It later became Jupiter's and that's how I remember it. The creaky wooden floors and the strange odor the whole place had. But as a kid - I found the place fascinating.

First JHS




Johnstown's First High School - 1868.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Millicent Hecker

Mrs. Millicent Hecker, age 90
915 Stanford Ave. Westmont
Phone: 255-3490
At the time of the Flood she lived on Fairfield Ave. in Morrellville.
In response to the inquiry about other survivors, she indicates that the ones she knew are all dead.
NOTE: Mrs. Hecker's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Johnson Steel - Moxham




VJ Repeat - Johnson Steel eventually became U.S. Steel. This shows the plant and some of neighboring Moxham during the spring of 1894.

Freedom Gas



Corner of Main and Walnut.

1889 Flood Survivors Project

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Joseph E. Pfefferl
717 Breezewood Drive
Phone: 299-4611
At the time of the Flood he lived "Rear of Hudson Street (?) Austrian Hall."
He lists as fellow survivors:
Mrs. Lottie Pfefferl
717 Breezewood Drive
Living at time of Flood 88 Poplar Street
Mr. Herman Niessner
115 Geis Ave.
NOTE: all three are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Willard Service



Willard Service Station - Willow Street - Official Auto Electric Service

Water Street





Alderman Irvin Rutledge - Water Street - Johnstown, Pa. 

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Ida Meyer

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Mrs. Ida Meyer, age 86
Tara Drive
Phone: 255-1191
"We were living in Cambria City on the corner of 8th and Broad St. The house is still standing that we were in all during the Flood."
NOTE: Mrs. Meyer's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Ida Burkhard Meyer.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Fort Stanwix Hotel





Fort Stanwix Hotel

Dale Theatre




The old Dale Theatre

1889 Flood Survivors Project

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606 Franklin St.
Johnstown, Penna.
Feb. 1, 1964
Jaycees
Survivors Committee
Johnstown, Penna.
Gentlemen,
At the time of the Flood of 1889, my family was living at 419 1/2 Chestnut Street in Cambria City.
There are four surviving members of my family who experienced the Flood. They are:
Mrs. Tillie (Werner) Leckey, age 77
151 C St.
Johnstown, Pa.
Miss Ida Werner, age 84
151 C Street
Johnstown, Pa.
Mrs. Mary (Werner) Seiwert, age 80
319 West 21st Street
Lorain, Ohio
Sincerely,
Mrs. Anna (Werner) Wyar
Phone: 536-6528
NOTE: all four are listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet, but Miss Werner's name is listed as Ada Werner and Mrs. Leckey's name is listed as W. Tillie Leckey.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

Monday, February 17, 2020

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Anna P. Varner Riddel

Mrs. Anna P. Varner Riddel, age 81
146 Gautier St.

At the time of the Flood she lived at 148 Gautier St.

NOTE: Mrs. Riddel's name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Mrs. Anna P. Warner Riddel.

Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Philip Williams


Philip Williams, age 79
Oakhurst Homes
Phone: 536-0413

At the time of the Flood he lived in Cambria City.

NOTE: Mr. Williams' name is listed in the event program for the 75th Anniversary Banquet as Philip H. Williams.


Courtesy of Debra Orner.

1889 Flood Survivors Project - Mrs. Minerva Ashcom

Mrs. Minerva Ashcom, age 89, born March 24
R.D.#1 Box 157

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

Courtesy of Debra Orner.