Obituary of Mrs. Mary (Shoemaker) Gottshall


From the Clinton Democrat, Mar. 25, 1921

Mrs. Mary Gottschall

Mrs. Mary Gottschall, widow of Samuel Gottschall, died Sunday morning at 3:15 o'clock at the Lock Haven hospital. She had been ill of grippe and took a relapse, when pneumonia developed on Saturday and she was taken to the hospital that night. Mrs. Gottschall resided with her sister, Miss Rosena Shoemaker, East Bald Eagle street. She was a faithful member of Great Island Presbyterian church and during her long life performed many acts of kindness in a quiet way, by aiding the sick and afflicted and comforting the distressed. Deceased was aged 74 years and is survived by one daughter, Miss Elinor Gottschall, Philadelphia; two sons, Charles Gottschall, Lansing Mich., and Arthur Gottschall, Altoona; two brothers, C.H. Shoemaker, this city; James Shoemaker, Los Angeles, Calif.; and one sister, Miss Rosena Shoemaker.

Funeral services were conducted at the house Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock by Rev. E.D. Parkhill and the body was taken to Altoona this morning for interment.

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