Saturday, January 27, 2007

Noted Connellsville Historian Loses Battle with Cancer

William "Bill" Balsley

CONNELLSVILLE - William "Bill" Balsley reveled when he was asked a question about a landmark or a historic event tied to his beloved hometown of Connellsville.

His knowledge of the city's past was expansive and if he immediately did not have the answer, somewhere in his vast collections of photographs, documents and other memorabilia it would eventually be found.

The man who was known to many as "Mr. Connellsville," died early Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Balsley, 90, was born and raised in Connellsville and a 1934 graduate of Connellsville High School.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Monaca Sportsman Club, Beaver County, PA

John Seifert and a Group of Unknown Men

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John is in the top row, far right.

The rest of the men are unknown. You might recognize some of them.

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Union City High School, Union City, PA Junior Class 1932

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In the photograph: Jane Alcorn, Lyle Allen, Mavis Baker, Meredyth Batchelder, Paul Behan, Overal Bisbee, Irene Blakely, Ethel Boarts, Lillian Burger, Gertrude Chaffee, Theresa Chesney, Alfred Chesley, Charles Clark, Clair Conover, Elton Crocker, Virginia Cross, Perry Davids, Helen Dewey, Dorothea Donaldson, Kingdon Drake, Paul Dyne, Richard Earll, Russell Eaton, Richard Fisk, Thelma Fogel, Eleanora Gahring, John Gates, Mildred Gibbons, Marion Greishaw, Margaret Glenn, Helen Griffith, Ruth Hadlock, Harold Hanson, Margaret LeFevre, Katherine Lilley, Marian Magee, Dorothy Mallick, Harold Marlow, Wilmah Maryott, Amie McCoy, Madoline Miller, Anna Mineo, Paula Parker, Anna Perkins, Mary Pituch, Arden Proper, Katherine Roach, Ada Sowman, Robert Smith, Irene Shreve, Marjorie Steves, Hazel Stevenson, Anna Sturdevant, Margaret Thomas, Helen Toner, Helen Watson, Robert Wellmon, Harold Wise, Elmer Wontenay, Alfred Wright, Laverne Wright, Loren Yochim

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Allegheny High School, Allegheny, PA Band 1922 Photo

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In the photograph: Kenneth Baird, Charles Berg, Maurice Bigelow, Robert E. Blakeslee, Ross Buck, Maurie Cuda, Carl Dawson, William Dietrich, Robert Dixon, Robert Dell, Stanley Dodsworth, Edward Downes, Francis Elia, Edwin Ellis, Julius Harris, George Hawk, Charles Herpich, Jacob Hill, Edward Keil, Joseph Jarvis, John Jackson, Samuel Lichter, Charles Low, James McDonough, William Martin, Harry Morrison, Harry Moreth, Harold Morewood, Mark Ray, John Rathgeber, Ralph Ramacciotta, Alvin Rudert, Gilbert Sarver, Harry Scarlatta, Walter Scott, Harold Stranger, Earnest Sevcick, John Thomas, Lyman Thompson, Carl Volkwein, Ralph Weler, Oran Weiman, Thomas West, William Wiegman, Keith Wildeson, Eldred Yochem

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Clarion State Teachers College, Clarion, PA Junior Class 1934

The future class of 1935

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Class roster (probably in the photograph): Bryon, Ashbaugh, Betty Baldwin, Martha Barnes, Turus Bartley, Dorothy Brown, Leo Brown, Ralph Castaero, Louise Crooks, Fred Gallagher, Louise Gates, Earl Hadden, Harry Hamilton, Guy Harriger, Madeline Heeter, Robert Heverly, Donald Hicken, Earl Keefer, Harold Knight, Ruth Kuhn, Roma Kline, Elizabeth Mellon, Homer Miller, Elzora Mohney, Helen McDonald, Jay McKee, Morton McKinney, Elwood McMillan, John Paine, Dana Peterson, Betty Rhea, Jean Rhea, Emil Rosenzweig, Edgar Schreckengost, Joseph Smith, Gerald Stahlman, Bird Thompson.

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West Middlesex High School, West Middlesex, PA 1924 Basketball Team photo

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In the photograph: Raymond Genger, Ralph Young, Joseph Johnson, Paul Susa, Ken Tribby, Henry Chapman, J. Weiden Allen - coach, Bill Browell, Frank Fair, Jr.

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Cochran Junior High School, Johnstown, Pa 1928 Football Team photo

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Joseph Hatch was the coach. The players are all unknown. Perhaps you'll recognize some of them.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Singer Hall, Monaca, PA early 1900s - Are Your Ancestors in This Photo?

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Group of people at Singer Hall, Monaca, PA in the early 1900s. Some of the names are Seifert, Figley & McVay.

Perhaps you might recognize some of these folks.

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