Edward Ellsworth Spitznogle, 54, of Mt. Morris R.D. 1, was dead on
arrival at Monongahela General Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. at 11:40 a.m. Sunday,
August 25, 1974.
He had been in his usual health and bad worked a double shift at the Purslove No. 15 Coal Mine, Christopher Coal Company when taken ill and rushed to the hospital. Death was attributed to a coronary occlusion.
Mr. Spitznogle was born November 18, 1919 a Blacksville, W. Va., a son of the late Simon E. and Mary Jane Strosnider Spitznogle and had resided the early part of his life in the Blacksville area and the Mt. Morris vicinity.
He was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church; a veteran of World War II and had served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines.
Mr. Spitznogle was a member of the James T. Maxon American Legion Post at Mt. Morris, No. 992 and had been employed exactly 29 years with the Christopher Coal Company. He was also a member of UMW Local 2122, District 13 and also followed farming.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Mayfield Spitznogle whom he married March 7, 1938; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Sharon) Roach of Waynesburg R.D.3; Brenda and Erma, both at home; four sons, Charles, Waynesburg R.D.3; Albert of Mt. Morris R.D.1; Thomas of Spraggs R.D. 1; and Ray Allen at home; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Roy (Thorna) McNeely of Monongahela; Mrs. Wilbur (Wanda) Grooms of Carmichaels; Mrs. Kinsey (Donna) Kuhn of Loraine, Ohio; two brothers, Frank of Pentress, W. Va. and Clarence of Morgantown, W. Va.; several nieces and nephews. A daughter Linda, a son James, a half-sister Arie Wise and three half-brothers, Sylvia, Charlie and Jesse are deceased.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
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