1889 Johnstown City Directory Cover Benjamin A. home 142 Somerset st

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Cover Frank, carpenter, Coal street.
Obituary, Johnstown, Pa., Tribune Mar 14, 1909:
Last of the Children of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cover Expired in Walnut Grove Today
The Funeral on Thursday

In the death of Amos Cover, who expired at his home in Walnut Grove at an early hour this morning, the Johnstown community loses one of its best and most highly respected residents. His death was due to general debility. Amos Cover was born November 15, 1817 on Cover Hill, Conemaugh Township, this county, and is the last of thirteen children of Adam and Mary Bashore Cover to pass away. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cover were among the early settlers in this vicinity and many of their descendants are still living here. Two of their children died in infancy and those who grew to maturity were: Alexander, Mrs. Sarah Hildebrand, Mrs. Caroline Horner, Samuel, William, Amos, Mrs. Mary Fite, Daniel, Jacob, Mrs. Elizabeth Sharp and Mrs. Lucinda Horner. Adam Cover died in 1856 and his wife in 1867.

Amos Cover spent his boyhood days on his father's farm near wherer Theodore Cover resides. He help to clear much of the land where Daisytown is situated, that having been part of the Cover place. In 1843 Amos Cover and Susan Good were united in marriage and moved to East Taylor Township where Amos resided until three years ago when he moved to Walnut Grove. Mrs. Sarah Good Cover died many years ago and some time later Amos Cover was married to Sarah Varner who survives him.

A daughter, Lucinda Cover was born to Amos and Susan Good Cover, She became the wife of Levi Leidy and died in East Taylor Township in January 1883. The following grandchildren survive:

John Leidy, of Economy, who arrived in Johnstown last night, Harry, of East Taylor Township, Howard, Amos, Blair, and George Leidy, all of Jackson Township.

The funeral will take place at (illegible) o'clock Thursday forenoon, services will be held at Wesley Chapel in East Taylor Township by the Rev. Albert Berkey, of the Church of the Brethren and the remains will be laid to rest in the chapel cemetery. In politics, Mr. Cover was a republican and in religion a communicant of the Church of the Brethren. He attended a number of sessions of the General Conference.

The Daily Tribune, Johnstown, PA; August 11, 1926

Mrs Sarah Cover, Aged 84 Succumbs; Native of Cambria County: Funeral at Fyock Home on Friday

Scalp Level, Aug 11--Mrs. Sarah (VARNER)COVER, aged 84 years, a native of Cambria County, died here at 6:30 o'clock last evening. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Her health ahd been impaired for some time.

The body was turned over to Undertaker Eben H. Watts of Windber, to prepare for burial and has been removed to the home of S. H. FYOCK of 960 Bedford Street, Johnstown. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, Johnstown, in charge of the Rev D. B. Harshberger of the Viewmont Church of the Brethren, and the Rev D. P. Hoover of Rummel. Interment will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs Cover is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. S. KNAVEL of Salix.

Johnstown Tribune, Monday Evening, October 23, 1916, page 8, col. 1 & 2, with a picture.
Well-Known Eighth Ward Man Was One of Youngest War Veterans in This Section
Joseph Cover Sharp, of the Eighth Ward, one of the youngest Civil War veterans in this section, connected with on of the oldest and most representative families of the city-- the Cover family-- died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Sharp worked until Saturday, October 14. Last Tuesday he was removed to memorial Hospital and on the following Thursday underwent his second operation in seven years. He appeared to rally well, but last evening his condition became worse and he sank repidly. His body has been removed by Henderson & Co., to the Sharp residence, 1398 Franklin street, Roxbury. Private burial will be in Grandview.
Joseph Cover Sharp was born in Shelocta, Indiana County, April 7, 1848, and was a son of John and Elizabeth Cover Sharp. When a boy a few years old he was brought to Johnstown and spent the remainder of his life here, first as a resident of Morrellville and later as a resident of Roxbury. He lived in Morrellville at the time of the Flood of 1889, but the water there was not so high as in the central part of the city and the Sharp family escaped the loss of life and property. During the fall of the flood year, the Sharp family moved to Roxbury, where Mr. Sharp opened a tinning shop of his own, repairing and manufacturing all kinds of tin and copper ware and doing spouting and roofing. The Sharp tin shop along Franklin street will be remembered by many people.
About eight years ago, Mr. Sharp gave up the tinning business for himself and assumed charge of the tin shop of the Penn Traffic Company, a position he held until a few days ago. For a brief period in his life here he was connected with the Street Commissioners; Department of the city.
When the Civil War broke out, Joseph C. Sharp ran away to enlist as a drummer boy. He was then only 13 years of age. Company F, 194th Regiment, P. V. I., was recruited in Johnstown by the late Capt. William R. Jones, in July, 1864, but "Joe" Sharp was not permitted to join the company, so he ran away to Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and enlisted in the company there. In practically every Memorial Day parade since his return from the war, "Joe" had beat the drum for the veterans in the procession.
The well-known Roxbury man was the youngest Past Commander of Emory Fisher Post, No. 30, Grand Army of the Republic, of Johnstown, succeeding the late James Wilson, who died in Moxham June 13, 1916.
Mr. Sharp was a member of the Live Wire Bible Class of the Derby-street United Evangelical Church and was also a member of that congretgation.
On December 31, 1871, Joseph C. Sharp was married to Annie Barclay, eldest daughter of Poor Director Robert Barclay, of 1376 Franklin street, Roxbury. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Reuben Fink, who was then pastor of the Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Sharp and the following children survive: Alderman John R. Sharp, of the Fifteenth Ward; Mrs. Myrtle Bostert, of Vine street; Mrs. George Clinger and Ralph W. Sharp, both of Derby street; Iton, at home; Mrs. Earl Pringle, of 897 Franklin street; Miss Sible Sharp, at home; Mrs. Harry Resley, of Pine street; Mrs. John Dowdell and Ray Sharp, both at home. Walter, a son, died in infancy.
The deceased is also survived by 13 grandchildren; one brother, William Sharp, of Thomas avenue, and two sisters, Mrs. L. A. Sible and Miss Lizzie Sharp, both of 436 Franklin street.

Johnstown Tribune, October 24, 1916, page 8, col. 2
Public Services at Residence in Roxbury-- G. A. R. and S. of V. to Take Part
With all honors due him as a veteran of the Civil War, Joseph C. Sharp, who died early Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital, will be buried tomorrow.
Public services will be held at the late residence of Mr. Sharp, 1398 Franklin street, Roxbury, beginning at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. A sermon will be delivered by the Rev. P. L. Griffiths, pastor of the Derby-street United Evangelical Church, of which Mr. Sharp was a member.
Post No. 30, Grand Army of the Republic with which Mr. Sharp was associated, will have charge of the burial, representatives acting as honorary pallbearers. Mr. sharp was one of the youngest Civil War veterans in the city. Speer Orr Camp, No. 14, Sons of veterans, will furnish the pallbearers and will fire a military salute over the grave of Comrade Sharp in Grandview. Representatives of the Live Wire Bible Class of the Derby-street U. E. Sunday school, of which Mr. Sharp was a member, will probably attend the services in a body.
The body of Mr. Sharp was removed from Memorial Hospital to his late residence yesterday by Undertakers Henderson & Co., and scores of people have since been calling at the Sharp home to pay their final tribute.

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