Josiah David Harnish

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Josiah David Harnish

  • Birth 15 Dec 1861 Water Street, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1 Apr 1937 Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 97885661

Josiah David Harnish of the South Side, Alexandria died of a heart attack early Thursday morning, April 1, 1937 in his car a short distance from Alexandria. Although Mr. Harnish had been troubled with a heart condition, his death came as a shock to his family and friends. Early Thursday morning Mr. Harnish arose and started to Petersburg to secure a man to do his ploughing. He was found later on by Mr. Fred Rishel, his car pulled along the side of the road, not damaged. It is believed death came about 7:30 a.m. Mr. Harnish was born in Canoe Valley, near Waterstreet on December 15, 1861, a son of Peter and Catharine (Hommer) Harnish, and was aged 75 years, 3 months and 16 days at the time of his death. He was married on February 14, 1884 to Ida Hileman, of near Waterstreet. He followed the occupation of farming up until retiring in 1915. Surviving with his wife are the following children: Lynn Harnish, Clair Harnish and Earl Harnish, all of Canoe valley, Alton Harnish, of York, and Lillian Harnish, at home. Six grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at the late home with the Rev. Guy J. Moyer officiating, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Alexandria cemetery. Brown's funeral service.



Huntingdon Daily News, Friday, April 2, 1937


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  • Created by: Ginger Meyer
  • Added: 27 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97885661
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah David Harnish (15 Dec 1861–1 Apr 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97885661, citing Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Ginger Meyer (contributor 46988903) .