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 Justice Eli Housel

Justice Eli Housel

Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jun 1931 (aged 70)
Cresson, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 89321401 · View Source
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Justice E. HOUSEL, 65, Succumbs at Cresson
Veteran Railroad Employee Passes Away After Brief Illness; Burial Today
Cresson, July 2. -- Justice E. HOUSEL, aged 65, a veteran employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Tuesday at his home on Powell avenue, following a brief illness. He was a son of the late Abraham and Mary (NICODEMUS) HOUSEL and was born in Bedford County.
He was twice married, His first wife, Mrs. Mary MULL, died February 10, 1913. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Sadie SMITH (FLETCHER) HOUSEL, and three children, born to the first union: Mrs. Loma GARBER and Paul HOUSEL, both of Altoona, and Mrs. Mae TAYLOR, of Columbus, O.

The body was removed today to Mahaffey, Clearfield County where internment was in the Otterbein Cemetery.

Source: "Daily Tribune"; Johnstown, PA; Published 2 July


Source: Altoona Mirror; Altoona, PA; 1 Jun 1926; Page 1; Col. 2
Re-United After 58 Years

Brother in Mahaffey and Sister of Iowa in Reunion in Altoona

Memorial day was a day of reunion for H. M. COLEMAN, age 74, of Mafhaffey, Clearfield county, and his sister, Mrs. Annia A. ACHUFF, aged 72, of Vinton, Iowa, who separated when boy and girl fifty-eight years ago, met in this city yesterday for the first time during that period.

The reunion was held in the home of J.E. HOUSEL of 1932 Eleventh avenue, a half-brother. Mrs. ACHUFF arrived in Altoona from the west late Sunday night and she expects to spend some time in this vicinity,.

As a girl, aged 14, following the death of her father, she was taken to the west, fifty eight years ago and has never been back east during that time. Her brother, Mr. COLEMAN, remained in Pennsylvania, and has been a resident of Mahaffey for many years. The family had resided at Buena Vista, Bedford county.

The mother had remarried and Mr. HOUSEL was born to the second union. Mr. HOUSEL two years ago while in the west went to see his half-sister, Mrs. ACHUFF, and at that time secured her promise to come east.

The western woman's husband is dead. He had been a teacher in a small college at Vinton for a number of years. Another half-brother, by a third marriage, I.E. DULL, who resides at Mahaffey, has never seen Mrs. ACHUFF. He was unable to come to Altoona for the reunion.


1870 Census of Canoe, Indiana Co., PA; Page # 116; 29 July 1870; PO = Grant;
DULL , Able ; 55; Invalid; $800 - $----; PA
" , Marie; 43; ; PA
" , Irvin ; 2; ; PA
HOWSEL, Eli ; 9; ; PA

1900 Census of Bell, Clearfield Co., PA; ED# 48; Page 9B; Jan 1900
HOUSEL, Elie ; Head; Mar 1861; 39; Marr 17 yrs.; ; PA PA PA;
" , Mary ; Wife ; Apr 1865; 35; Marr 17 yrs.; 2 Children - 2 Living; PA PA PA
" , Lonie ; Daug; Dec 1884; 15; Single ; ; PA PA PA
" , May M.; Daug; Apr 1896; 4; Single ; ; PA PA PA
DULL , Ann M.; M-I-L ; Apr 1826; 74; Wd ; ; PA PA PA

First wife was Mary MULL as listed in the obituary who died in 1913.

Henry M. Coleman
Irvin E. DULL

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