George M. Stoops
George M. Stoops, a well known printer and foreman of the Democrat office, died at the Waynesburg hospital, Tuesday evening, August 22, at 11 o'clock. His death was due to appendicitis, followed by peritonitis. He was 36 years of age. Mr. Stoops was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stoops, of Kirby, this county, and learned the printing trade in the Greene County Democrat office, after which he worked for eighteen months in the office of the New Dominion at Morgantown, W. Va., returning to Waynesburg in 1898 and had since that time been foreman in the Democrat office. He was unmarried and was greatly devoted to his parents. During his eighteen years' absence from home he never failed each week to write a letter to his mother. Mr. Stoops was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was highly respected. Beside his parents he is survived by one brother, J. E. Stoops, of Sunnyside, Pa. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Wednesday at one o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Appleton Bash. The remains were later taken to his home at Kirby where further services will be held today. Interment in the cemetery at Kirby. A beautiful floral piece from the printers of Waynesburg adorned the casket.
Waynesburg Republican, August 24, 1911 (Greene County, PA)
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