Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lucy (VanKirk) Bickerstaff - Sunday's Obituary

Lucy VanKirk was the wife of William H. Bickerstaff.  Her maiden name is sometimes written as Van Kirk, other times as Van Kirk.  She died on October 25, 1967.

Mrs. Bickerstaff, 74,
   Dies; Rites Saturday
Lucy Bickerstaff, 74, of the
Windsor Nursing Home, 135 Illi-
nois Ave., Youngstown, died of
a kidney infection at 1:30 a.m.
today in North Side Hospital
where she had been a patient
since Monday.
   Mrs. Bickerstaff was born
July 13, 1893 in Steubenville, a
daughter of Joseph and Sidina
Van Kirk, and came here 55
years ago.  She was a member
of the Methodist Church.  Her
husband, William, to whom she
was married in 1909, died in
   She leaves three daughters,
Mrs. Emma Miller of Orlando,
Fla., Mrs. Helen McCormick of
Mineral Ridge and Mrs. Marian
Chalker of Girard; four sons,
William of Canfield, Robert and
Clarence, both of Austintown,
and Daniel of Houston, Tex.;
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Evans
and Mrs. Cora Carr, both of
Warren; a brother, Isaac of
Burbank, Calif.; 31 grandchil-
dren and 25 great-
   Services will be held at 1:30
p.m. Friday at the Lane Funer-
al Home Mineral Ridge chapel,
where friends may call from 7
to 9 p.m. Thursday.

This is an undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper.  My guess is that it is from The Youngstown Vindicator or The Niles Times.  Further research will, I'm sure, identify which newspaper.


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1 comment:

  1. I've been guilty of the same things my relatives and ancestors did -- clip the article without the date and publication.


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