Joseph M. Fordyce Obituary

County's Oldest Resident Dies In Curry Home After Illness

Joseph M. Fordyce, 104, of Waynesburg, R. D. 3, believed to have been Greene County's oldest resident, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 1965, in the Curry Memorial Home, where he had resided since March of last year.

He had been seriously ill since Wednesday, but prior to that had been in his usual fair health and able to be up and about.

Mr. Fordyce, a son of Jackson and Elizabeth King Fordyce, was born April 1, 1891 [sic], in Whiteley Township and resided most of his life in the Mt. Morris and Waynesburg communities. He was a retired farmer and coal miner and had worked for several years at a mine on Scotts Run, near Morgantown.

He was a member of the Washington Street Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Rice Fordyce, whom he married October 17, 1895; six sons, Minor, of Mt. Morris, R. D. 1, George , of Jefferson, R. D. 1, Hartford, of Homestead, Joseph, of Waynesburg, R. D. 3, Richard, of Butler, and Miller, of Clarksville, R. D. 1; five daughters, Mrs. Flora Herrod, of Waynesburg, Mary, wife of John Pyles, of Waynesburg, R. D. 1, Margaret, wife of William Callahan, of Waynesburg, R. D. 2, Olive, wife of Ralph Fox, of Clarksville, R. D.1 and Josephine, wife of George Kern, of Waynesburg, R. D. 4; 43 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

One daughter, one son, three sisters and four brothers are deceased.

Funeral services were held May 5, 1965, with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

FORDYCE - Friends of Joseph M. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, R. D. 3, who died Sunday, May 2, 1965, will be received after 7 p.m. Monday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, Waynesburg, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 by Dr. H. M. Eagleson and Rev. Robert Jennings. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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