The Shippensburg Chronicle Thursday 10 JULY 1913
“Another Old Man is Gone
The family and community were not unprepared to learn the news of the death of Isaiah C. Diehl on Wednesday of this week at 10 o’clock, but they were nevertheless shocked because of his long life and familiarity among us. He was born on the 18th day of July, 83 years ago in Middle Spring, and has spent most of his life here. He was married to Margaret McFarland on March 21, 1891, she being his second wife. His first wife was Miss Louise King, who died in 1885. He is survived by one son only – Lee H. Diehl, a jeweler of town, he being the only survivor of a family of five children. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, S.S. Diehl, of Mechanicsburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Williams, of Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. Zug, of Philadelphia. Mr. Diehl was a member of and took much interest in the Church of God here. Funeral service will take place Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. J.A. MacDannald, and interment be made in Spring Hill Cemetery.
During Mr. Diehl’s young manhood he traveled extensively, visiting not only many parts of his native land, but also parts of Europe. In ’52 he prospected for gold in California and later went to Australia in the same pursuit.
He was for some years employed in the dry goods store of George H. Stewart, and later managed the fly net factory which for many years was one of Shippenburg’s principle industries. He retired from active business pursuits some years ago.
For some time he has been ailing and the end seemed near for several weeks.” (Photo included)
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