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851 William Garber was born in Rockingham county, Va., September 28, 1833, and died at 7:45 a. m., October 19, 1926, aged 93 years and 20 days.

In his early youth he moved to Owen county, Ind. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pettyman, who died a year later. To this union was born one son Henry Garber.

On Nov. 17, 1861, he was united in marriage to Jane Wark and to this union were born six children, Mrs. Emma West, George Garber, Noble Garber, Mrs. Adelina Swanson, Nathan Garber and Mrs. Zora Botts. 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildrensurvive him. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1908 and two sons, Henry in 1889 and Noble, who died in 1923.

He served in the Union army during the Civil War. In June 1870 he came with his wife and four small children from Webster county, Iowa settling on a homestead four and one-half miles northwest of Scandia, where he lived for 35 years. In 1905 he moved from the farm to Scandia and lived here continuously until his death. He was the oldest of the early settlers remaining in this community and a pioneer, who shared with the others all the hardships of the pioneer life and assisting in the settlement and development of this community.

Scandia Journal - Thursday Oct 21, 1926
GARBER, William (I3293)
852 William Gates of Thomastown
His Father was John Caleb Gates, a native of Germany who came to USA when he was 18 years old
His Mother Elizabeth Ganley- "Geaurney"
William was born 14 Jun 1829 at Springfield Furance. He was employed at Bald Eagle tannery. If he had lived unti1 January, he would celebrate 61 years of marriage / wife not named /
Nathan H. of Thomastown
John F. of Altoona
W. Porter of Tyrone
9gchildren and 4 ggchildren
He was the youngest and last of a family of 13 children
He served in the Civil War Co E. 88 PA volunteers
He was a member United Brethren for 59 years
he had suffered a stroke of paralysis 22 years ago/ had been home bound the last 2 years
He died 20 Dec 1912
Interment in Grand View cemetery
(obit information from Tyrone Daily Herald) 
GATES, William C. (I2752)
853 William Harrison (Harry) was probably born in Moscow/Barton area of Allegany Co., MD. (There is a slim chance that the family lived in the Keyser, WV area at the time of his birth). Family lore tells that the Santmyer boys were "real hell raisers" and Harry was certainly not one to pass up a good time. Harry supposedly was a well-meaning roustabout who felt obligated to share himself with all the girls. As well as a drinker, it seems that Harry was also a gambler. In fairness to Harry, perhaps with the loss of his young wife and third child, he was "drowning his sorrows" in women, booze and gambling. They lived their life on the wild side, worked hard and died tragic deaths. From the tales I heard, I imagined the Santmyer brothers donned in cowboy boots and hats, and always chewing a wad of tobacco - but the few pictures I've seen, portray them more like refined bankers.

Harry, as he was called, was named for both his grandfathers - Harrison Santmyer and William Burns Shaw.
Marriage: Bk 21, Pg 116, Fayette Co., PA
Santmyer, Wm. H. to Ghrist - 6 Nov. 1861
Santmyer, Wm. H. Age 21 - woman 17
Residence - Star Junction - wife - Vanderbilt
Parents names - James and Helen
Occupation - Hauler
Birthplace - Maryland
Harry possibly married again after Sadie's death; although, his sister, Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley, insists this is not the case. There was an entry in the family Bible under "Marriages"....Harry Wm Santmyer (name also appears as Harry Wm. for marriage to Sadie) - Myrtle Renmyer 30 Dec. (no year is listed, but it appears between 1913 and 1921 entries). Additional information, received from his grand-daughter, Anna Mae Waggett Walls, states that Harry never remarried.
NOTE - January 2006 UPDATE: News article found in the 28 December 1917 edition of the Connellsville Daily Courier "Wed in Pittsburg. Harry Santmyer of Star Junction and Myrtle Renko of Manowa were granted a license to wed in Pittsburg Yesterday."
Connellsville Courier....... 10 April 1903
Harry was charged with breaking into a store in Vanderbilt. He had to pay fines and costs, but was fortunate that he got off going to jail.
Connellsville Courier......24 Dec 1904
Harry Santmyer was sent to Huntingdon Reformatory for robbery.

Harry was killed in a terrible railroad accident in which he was pinned by the coupling apparatus between two railway cars. There wasn't much they could do for him, yet he lingered in pain for several hours in the Fairmont, WV hospital. Funeral services were held by the Christian Church in Perryopolis, PA - burial was in MT. Washington Cemetery.
CONNELLSVILLE DAILY COURIER.........19 November 1923

Harry Santmyer, 45 years old formerly of Star Junction, was killed by a railroad train Saturday at Fairmont, W Va. He was the son of James Santmyer, deceased, and a brother Oscar Santmyer of Star Junction. His mother resides in Braddock.

The body was taken to Perryopolis and removed to the funeral parlors of Ira Blair, where it will remain until Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at which time the funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Perryopolis.


The funeral service for William H. Santmyer, 47 years old who died last Saturday in the Fairmont W Va Hospital as a result of injuries received in a railroad accident at Fairmont last Friday, was held yesterday afternoon at the Christian Church at Perryopolis with Rev. Davis the pastor officiating. Mr Santmyer was a son of the late James J Santmyer and Mrs Helen Santmyer of this city. He is also survived by two children Mrs. Hilda Waggat of Waltersburg and Roy Santmyer of Dearth, three sisters Mrs. George Bowman of this city, Mrs. Stephen Riley of Willock and Mrs Earl Beighley of Pittsburg, two brothers Oscar of Gates and Donald who is in the Marine Service. Two grandchildren also survive. The interment was made in the Mt Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.

Ref: Family records and papers located in the family Bible
Interviews with Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley, James R. Rowley & Anna Mae Walls.
Newspaper Clippings 
SANTMYER, William Harrison (I0015)
854 William S. Zentmyer, age 90, of Upper Arlington, died Wednesday, July 6, 1994 at Arlington Court Nursing Home. Retired Branch Manager with Dow Chemical.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Thelma H. Zentmyer. Preceded in death by his brother Edgar Zentmyer and his sisters Marguerite and Lucille Zentmyer.

Charter member of the Triangle Lodge #748 F&AM, Upper Arlington, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Noble of the Mystic Shrine of Aladdin Temple, Columbus, and former member of the Drum Corp of the Shrine.

The Columbus Dispatch, July 8, 1994 
ZENTMYER, William Samuel (I731)
855 William Strahorn and his brother Samuel both married sisters named Cuttler. STRAHORN, William Chapman (I174)
856 Williard must have been an extremely active man. Besides the organizations already mentioned, he was also a member of the Pilgrim Commandry No. 21 Knights Templar, Osiris Temple at Wheeling, the Tygarts Valley Shrine Club, Osiris, Klowns, and the H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion.

Williard was a graduate of Keyser High School; received lab training at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. He worked for a time as a lab technician at Old City Hospital in Elkins, WV.

DATE OF BIRTH: 08/21/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 06/16/1997
ELKINS, WV 26241
Ref: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 
SANTMYER, Willard Maurice Sr (I1096)
857 Willie Penn was killed in a coal mine explosion. He was an accountant and somehow they talked him into going down to check on a fuse that did not explode. ZENTMEYER, William Penn (I1737)
858 Worked for the Pensylvania Railroad System LOWMAN, Abraham (I86006)
859 Year of birth 1882 in Zentmyer Family Bible, 1900 US Census, and Oregon Death Index, 1883 in Social Security Death Index, 1884 on headstone.

ZENTMYER, Nona (I2342)
860 Zentmyer, Richard 85 of Charlotte, died Saturday, August 9, 2003 at his residence. Mr. Zentmyer was born June 5, 1918 in Sylvan Center, Michigan, the son of Cyrus H. and Vergie (Stuver) Zentmyer. He owned an appliance repair business until he retired. He served his country during World War II in the 8th Army Infantry Division and was a life member of the VFW Maple City Post #2406 in Charlotte. He married Reatha I. Satterlee December 22, 1946 and she survives him. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lavonne in 1994. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Mr. George Howe officiating. Interment will be in West Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice.  ZENTMYER, Richard (I2799)

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