Charles Filby, aged 63 years, three months and one day, well known oil and gas driller, died Friday morning, April 19, 1940, at his home on North Porter street after a brief illness.
A son of the late John and Rebecca Hughes Fliby, he was born January 18, 1877, in Washington Township and spent all his life in Greene County. Mr. Filby began working in the oil and gas fields early in life and was widely known as a driller. He was a member of the Waynesburg Lodge of Eagles.
Besides his wife, Georgia Bayard Filby, he leaves five children, James, John, Edwin, Naomi and Geraldine, all at home; two brothers, Frank Filby, of Lone Pine, and Samuel Filby, of Washington, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Douglas, of Waynesburg, R. D.
FILBY - Funeral services for Charles Filby, of Waynesburg, will be held Mon., April 22, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the Filby residence, North Porter street, in charge of the Rev. Homer Jordan, assisted by the Rev. L. L. Kollar. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ruff Creek. Friends will be received at the home after noon Saturday.
Democrat Messenger, April 20, 1940 (Greene County, PA)
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