From an undated obituary found in a Punxsutawney newspaper:
Well Known Mining Man Found Dead
Charles Pifer Succumbs to Apoplexy While Walking to His Home.
Charles Pifer,Tipple Boss at the Florence Mines and one of the best known mining men in the Bituminous region,was found dead in the yard of a neighbor yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock by his wife.
The Florence Mines were not working yesterday and Mr. Pifer had made two trips into the mines,one in the forenoon and one directly after dinner. After visiting the office after his last trip he started for home about 3 o'clock. Shortly before 4 o'clock Mrs. Pifer started for the home of a neighbor and was horrified to see her husband lying in the yard as she entered. Hastening to him she found that he was dead. Death was due to Apoplexy.
The deceased was fifty-five years of age and was well known and highly respected throughout this section.
He is survived by his wife and six children:
Charles , John and Jim ,Mrs. Edward Gates,all of Florence, a married daughter in the West and another at Pittsburg. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Note: Obituary - Punxs'y newspaper
Created by: Marianne
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
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