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 Percival Jacob “Percy” Kercher

Percival Jacob “Percy” Kercher

Birth
Longswamp, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 1930 (aged 37)
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 94156888 · View Source
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The funeral of Percy Kercher, of Longswamp, who died Tuesday night in the Allentown hospital of injuries suffered when he fell while working in his sawmill, will be held from his late residence at Longswamp on Saturday, June 7, at 1.30 p.m., daylight saving time. Further services will be held at the Longswamp church and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. William F. Bond, pastor of the Longswamp church, will officiate. The deceased was a son of the late William Kercher and wife, Cornelia (nee Latshaw), and was aged 39 years, 8 months and 11 days. He is survived by his wife, Maude (nee Schaeffer), and the following children: Marion, Caroline, Dorothy, Bettie, Carl Norman and Ralph, all at home. A brother, William, resides at Easton. The following step-brothers and step-sister also survive: Harry Kercher, of Allentown; Frank Kercher, of Philadelphia; Thomas Kercher, of Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Weller, of Boyertown. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Washington Camp, No. 172, of P.O.S. of A.; Junior Order of Mechanics at Kutztown, and the Red Men at Alburtis.
[The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Thursday, June 5, 1930,page 16] Falling head-first against a pile of timber when he lost his balance while reducing a tree at his sawmill, Percy Kercher, aged 42, of Longswamp, three miles from Topton, was so seriously injured that he died in the Allentown hospital at 7.30 o'clock last night, three hours after the mishap. Kercher, together with Howard Fritsch, an employe, were engaged in sawing trees with his gasoline driven saw. One of the trees started to feed into the saw in a manner incorrect and in trying to make the necessary adjustment, Kercher lost his balance, fell from a platform and landed headfirst on some heavy timber. His skull was fractured and, when Dr. W. F. Long, of Longswamp, arrived, the physician deemed it advisable to remove the injured man to the hospital, where he died less than an hour after he was admitted. Kercher is survived by his wife and several children.
[The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, June 4, 1930, pages 5 & 18]



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  • Created by: Wallace M. Linderman III
  • Added: 24 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94156888
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Percival Jacob “Percy” Kercher (22 Sep 1892–3 Jun 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94156888, citing Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Wallace M. Linderman III (contributor 47668753) .