Henry Sheaff, Sr., died at this home on East Pike street, on Thursday, November 6, 1902, of general debility, aged 68 years. A wife and three sons William, Harvey and Henry, Jr., survive. Mr. Sheaff was born in Washington, but nearly all his life he lived in Canonsburg. He was a shoe maker by trade and was engaged in the calling for many years. When the war broke out he enlisted in Company D, 10th Pa. Reserves, and served for a little more than three years, and was a good soldier. He was slightly wounded in one of the many heavy engagements in which the regiment was engaged. Mr. Sheaff was a charter member of Paxton Post, G. A. R., and was also a member of Chartiers Lodge, No. 297, F. & A. M. Mr. Sheaff was a good citizen and was held in esteem by the community. The funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 o’clock at the late residence of the deceased on East Pike street. The interment will be in the Oak Spring cemetery.
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