|Birth: ||May 27, 1839|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1897|
Henry Neff &
Mary (Wallace) Neff
Annie E. (Smith) Neff
Harry Gilson Neff
Paul F. Neff
Norris W. Neff
John P. Neff
Civil War Veteran
Co. F 195th Pa. Inf.
(From the book "Soldiers of Blair Co., Pa."
by Floyd G. Hoenstine 1940)
American Civil War Soldiers Database:
Calvin Neff Blair County, Pennsylvania,
enlisted 20 July 1864 Pennsylvania Union, Co. F 19S PA Inf.
Birth and Bap. from Session records of the Alexandria Presby. Ch. Historical Soc. of PA,
HU2P, p. 4.
1850 US Census, Huntingdon Co., PA, Alexandria Boro.,
Enumerated 12 Aug.
Living with the family of Dr. Germill with his younger sister Susan G. Neff.
Thomas C. Neff Drops Dead at the Grave of His Friend.
TYRONE, Aug. 11, - The community was shocked to learn that at 4 yesterday afternoon, Thomas Calvin Neff of North Logan avenue dropped dead beside the open grave of his friend, William P. Spyker, at the close of the services at Alexandria cemetery. His sudden demise was due to heart failure. Mr. Neff left Tyrone in excellent health yesterday morning. He ate a hearty dinner yesterday noon and did not complain to anyone of feeling unwell. Just as he turned from the grave he fell to the ground dead. The two doctors present pronounced his death instantaneous.
Deceased was born in Alexandria, March 27, 1839, and was aged 58 years, 4 months and 15 days. In young manhood he left Alexandria and located in Harrisburg, where he ran for 11 years as baggage master on the Northern Central Railroad. He then left railroading and accepted a clerkship in Gemmill's store in Harrisburg, which position he held for about eight years. On May 1, 1875, at Shippensburg, he was married to Miss Annie E. Smith. His widow and four children, one daughter, Marie, and three sons, Paul, Norris and John, all at the family home, survive. One son, Harry, aged 16, was killed on the evening of February 1, 1893, as he was attempting to alight from a passenger train at Fourteenth street, while on his way from work at East Tyrone scale office, where he was employed as clerk. Two sisters, Mrs. Susan Black and Miss Laura Neff, both of this place, also survive. Mr. and Mrs. Neff came to Tyrone from Harrisburg in February, 1877. Mr. Neff at the that time entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as brakeman on the Tyrone and Clearfield railway, and later as brakeman in East Tyrone yard, where in June, 1878, he had his right arm mashed while coupling cars. The member was amputated. He shortly assumed the duties of watchman and caller in the railroad yard, which position he held at death. He was known as a man thoroughly attentive to his duties, and had not received a day's suspension from the service during his twenty years service in Tyrone. He was well liked by everybody. He had been a consistent member of the First Presbyterian church of this place for several years. He was an upright man, a member of the Pensylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief fund and of the Knights of Pythias, was an enthusiastic Knight and largely interested in organizing the present lodge in Tyrone. Deceased also served as a soldier during the Civil War.
Funeral services will be conducted in the First Presbyterian church at 4 tomorrow afternoon by Rev. J. H. Mathers of Bellwood and Rev. Alfred H. Barr of Detroit. Interment in Tyrone cemetery.
(From Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology, Volume 21, p. 102-103)
Henry Neff (1797 - 1842)
Mary Wallace Neff (1806 - 1881)
Harry Gilson Neff (1877 - 1893)*
Anna Caroline Neff Moore (1828 - 1891)*
Frances Mary Neff Swoope (1830 - 1883)*
Michael Wallace Neff (1832 - 1837)*
John Henry Neff (1834 - 1842)*
Susan Gemmill Black (1837 - 1922)*
Thomas Calvin Neff (1839 - 1897)
Plot: Section 27 Lot 997
Created by: David M. Myers
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48776269