Person:William Deal (6)

William H. Deal
m. 7 Feb 1850
  1. Herman Deal1851 - 1926
  2. William H. Deal1852 - 1921
  3. Louisa Deal1854 - 1933
  4. Matilda Deal1855 -
  5. Daniel Deal1856 -
  6. Ezra Deal1857 - 1930
  7. Elmira Deal1859 - 1929
  8. Levi Deal1860 - 1937
  9. Charles Deal1861 -
  10. Anna Elizabeth Deal1863 - 1942
  11. Simon Deal1864 -
  12. Nancy Agnes Deal1866 - 1954
  13. Ida Ellen Deal1867 - 1966
  14. Clara Deal1870 -
  15. Calvin E. Deal1872 - 1948
  16. Harvey Deal1873 - 1918
m. 1882
  1. Roy C. Deal1884 - 1974
  2. Earl Herbert Deal1886 - 1956
  3. Jessie Estella Deal1888 - 1951
  4. Ruth Deal1893 - 1897
Facts and Events
Name William H. Deal
Gender Male
Birth? 26 Jun 1852 Larimer, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1882 to Mary Alice Cook
Death? 9 Sep 1921 Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania

William can be found in the following census:

1860 Larimer, Somerset, PA Federal Census 1870 Greenville, Somerset, PA Federal Census 1880 Greenville, Somerset, PA Federal Census 1900 Black, Somerset, PA Federal Census 1920 Summit, Somerset, PA Federal Census

TRAGIC DEATH OF WILLIAM H. DEAL Prominent Citizen Fatally Injured by Fall From Building. William H. Deal, one of the prominent and most highly respected citizens of Meyersdale was fatally injured last Friday while assisting his brother-in-law, James M. Cook, at work on the garage which the latter is having constructed at the rear of the Cook candy factory. The building was originally a stable in which the horses and trucks used by the candy factory were kept. Mr. Cook recently had the stable torn down with the exception of the stone wall forming the basement. He has had this wall repaired and laid a concrete floor inside of it, placed heavy steel girders over the top and is roofing it over with concrete to form the second floor with the view of adding a second story later. It was while assisting Mr. Cook in laying this second floor, or roof, that the fatal accident happened. Mr. Deal had hold of one end and Mr. Cook of the other end of a steel rod about 30 feet long, used in reinforcing concrete, and was walking out over the steel girders, when the sagging of the rod threw him off his balance and he stumbled and fell head foremost to the concrete floor eleven feet below. He landed on his head and shoulder and was completely stunned, never recovering consciousness. Drs. Large and Wenzel were called to give first aid, and pronounced his injury probably fatal, although there was no outward fracture of the skull. Nevertheless it was thought best to rush him to Allegany Hospital at Cumberland, and he was taken down on train No. 24 of the Baltimore & Ohio, but died at 8:30 P.M. The body was brought to his home on High street by Undertaker J. W. Tressler, where the funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon, and was largely attended, Rev. J. Luther Frantz conducting the funeral service and a male quartet from the choir of Zion Lutheran church --Messrs. S. B. And H. R. Philson and C. W. and W. H. Baldwin -- singing favorite hymns of the deceased. Rev. Frantz pronounced a deserved eulogy of the departed and there were many beautiful floral tributes from friends and relatives who loved Mr. Deal dearly for his many sterling qualities. The body was laid to rest in Union Cemetery. William H. Deal was the second son and third child of the sixteen children of the late Edgar [EDWIN] and Nancy Deal and was aged 69 years. All of this large family of children survived their parents, Harvey the youngest of them all, being the first to follow them to the spirit world, several years ago, and William being the second to go. The surviving brothers and sisters are: Herman and Calvin E. Deal, Mrs. J. M. Cook, Mrs. E. E. Conrad, Mrs. J. H. Pfahler and Miss Agnes Deal, all of Meyersdale; Mrs. W. H. Reiber of Confluence, Mrs. E. J. Boyles of Wilkinsburg, Levi Deal of Grove City, Charles Deal of Elkins, W. Va., Daniel, Ezra and Simon Deal and Mrs. D. P. Ford of Cumberland, Md. All of these were at the funeral, except Miss Agnes, who left last week with her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Bean on an automobile trip to New Hampshire. Mr. Deal is also survived by his wife, who was one of the twin daughters of the late Jesse Cook, Sr., of Wellersburg, a sister of Jonas M. Cook, of Somerset; two sons, Roy Deal of Detroit, Mich., and Earl Deal of Ferris, Pa., and one daughter, Mrs. Harry B. Snider, who has been making her home with her parents. William H. Deal was born and reared at the old Deal homestead at what is now Deal station on the Western Maryland Railway in Larimer Township, where his father was for many years a prosperous farmer, miller, millwright and lumberman. He located in Meyersdale many years ago with other members of the family and has been connected with various local manufacturing enterprises. He was a good mechanic, an industrious workman and an upright citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was for many years an elder of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and an earnest worker in all of the activities of the church, Sunday school and Luther brotherhood. At the solicitation of friends, Mr. Deal offered himself as a Republican candidate for borough tax collector at the coming primary election. His is the only name appearing on the printed ballot for that office, his death occurring too late to have another name substituted. The entire community mourns the death of this useful citizen and Christian gentleman.

Obituary - William H. Deal (Probably from a Meyersdale, PA, newspaper) received from Meyersdale Library, 2003 The remains of William H. Deal, aged 47 years, who was killed in a machine shop at Aliquippa, PA, Tuesday of last week, were brought here and taken to the home of his brother-in-law, Adam Berg, of Salisbury Street, Thursday, and on Friday were taken to Glencoe for interment. Undertaker J. R. Reich had charge of the remains.

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