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Re: OBIT: John B. Stitt died Jan. 10, 1928 father Benj
Posted by: tracey murray Date: January 20, 2002 at 20:13:14
In Reply to: Re: OBIT: John B. Stitt died Jan. 10, 1928 father Benj by jerry hartley of 409


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Miss Cora Claudine Stitt, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 A.M., at the home near Neelyton, this county, death was sudden following a heart attack. Miss Stitt had been in her usual health and her death is a shock to her relatives and friends.

She was born on the old Stitt homestead, October 1, 1871, and resided there all her life. She was a daughter of Dorris(it is hard to make out the spelling of her fathers' name) and Amanda Wilson Stitt, both deceased, and she and her brother Riale, lived together.

She is survived by the following brothers, Riale, of Neelyton, Grant of Altoona, William D., of Neelyton. One brother James, died ten years ago.

Miss Stitt was beloved by all who knew her, she was a devout Christian and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church of Neelyton.

Funeral services were held this Friday morning at 11 o'clock, at Neelyton Presbyterian church, and were in charge of her pastor, Rev. R A. Warner.
W. D. Behel, undertaker.


John B. Stitt, a respected citizen of Dublin township, Huntingdon County, departed his life at the home of his children, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pyles, on January 10, 1928, aged 79 years, 9 months, and 22 days. Mr. Stitt's death was due to old age, he having almost reached the four score years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Stitt, of whos sons and one daughter there remains only McGinnis of Topeka, Kansas; and Mrs. W. C. Skinner of Dry Run, Pa.

Mr. Stitt was married twice, his first wife being Lucinda, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kough; and his second wife was Rosabella, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Appleby. These were among the fairest and most excellent women of their day. There remains the children, Maurice and Amelia, at Dry Run; Mrs. W. C. Skinner, Charles and Harry of York, Pa., children of Lucy, and Mary, daughter of Rosa, now Mrs. Joseph McCartney, of near Dry Run, Pa.

Mr. Stitt was a member of the Presbyterian church of Shade Gap for 60 years; and was the last of those who were members of the church at the time of his becoming a member. He was a man of the older order of character and behavior; an order which I fear was superior to the present day's order. He had a code of conduct which he observed in his life which consisted in the following: What he conceived to be his duty, without noisy profession.

This consisted largely of speaking the truth, keeping promises, making few pledges, and keeping those he made; avoiding all evil speech, and using clean language. He brought up his family carefully: and taught then by example and by precept to keep the Sabbath; and to maintain and preserve a good name. He walked humbly, dealt justly, and loved mercy. He was one of the last of these worthies, of the Neelyton community whom I knew so well; the children of Benjamin Stitt, James Stitt, George Wilson, William Harper, James Harper, William and Alexander Appleby; James Peterson, and his father, Robert Peterson; all splendid families, who left good names worthy of the emulation of the young men and women of the present day. Their children should rise up and call them blessed. God's requirement is that we fear Him and Love Him, that we walk in His ways, and serve Him with all our hearts and with all our soul. These worthy men and women did so walk.

The funeral service was conducted Fridat, January 13, 1928, at Neelyton, by Rev. L. N. Lemmon. Undertaker Behel.


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