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Centre County Obituaries & Newspapers


Current & Recent Obituaries & Newspapers:


The Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library & Historical Museum:

  • The PA Room has obituary indexes from many Centre County newspapers from 1821 to the present, notebooks filled with clipped obituaries, the Spangler Collection, abstracts and publications.
  • There are also hardcopy or microfilm versions of many Centre County newspapers of the newspapers listed below. Check their website for the years and formats currently available.
    		Bellefonte Patriot
    		Bellefonte Republican
                    Central Press
    		Centre Daily Times
    		Centre Democrat
    		Centre Hall Reporter
    		Democratic Watchman
    		Democratic Whig
    		Howard Hustler
    		Keystone Gazette
    		Millheim Journal
    		Philipsburg Journal


Penn State University Libraries:

  • Centre Daily Times Obituaries Index, 1920-2017 with full page images of indexed obituaries for most years.
  • Historical Digital Collegian Archive of the Penn State University Libraries includes the Daily Collegian and its predecessors from 1887 to 2010.
  • Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers of the Penn State University Libraries includes four Centre County newspapers:
    		Central Press (issues from 1858-1868)
    		Democratic Watchman (issues from 1855-1871)
    		Bellefonte National (issues from 1868)
    		Bellefonte Republican (issues from 1869)
  • The News and Microforms Library of the Penn State University Libraries also houses the same newspapers as the PA Room in addition to Spring Mills' Centre County Times from the late 1880s, the Bellefonte National from 1868, the Daily Collegian and predecessors, and the Pennsylvania Mirror. Check their website for the years and formats currently available.


Chronicling America:


Centre County Obituaries can be posted online and searched:

  • Centre County USGenWeb Archives: Obituaries
  • PA-Roots Centre County Board: Obituaries
  • RootsWeb Centre County Message Board: Centre County Message Board
    • Some of the names include Etta Baralough, Mrs. Benjamin Barr, James Bathurst, Harry Bierly, Barbara Canly, Alverta Cartwright, Sue Cherry, Eva Clemson, Douglass Condo, William Cross, Mary Culligan, Thomas Davis, Warren Davis, David Dennis, Sarah Dennis, John Eckman, Geraldine Estterline, Harold Esterline, Arbor Everett, James Fisher, Ephriam Frantz, Minnie Fravel, James Gray, James Hardy, Pearl Harshberger, Samuel Hoover, Frederick Houser, Littie Houser, Luella Houer, Luther Houser, Anna Hoy, James Hull, Mary Hull, Samuel Hull, Horeace Kauffman, Michael Kelley, Gardner Kuhn, Margaret Long, Maude Martz, Jeanine Matter, Ella Mattern, W S. Mayo, Alta McClincy, Mabel McIlvaine, William Merriman, Emily Miller, Mayme Miller, Sidney Miller, Clarence Muffly, Martha Mulhern, John Neff, Pheobe Page, Clara Price, Helen Reynolds, Nellie Robinson, Lucy Shope, Florence Smith, Nerr Smith, Robert Smith, Lila Staubs, Alice Tressler, Mrs. Josiah Tressler, John Turman, Emanuel Twitmire, Harold Twitmyre, Jacob Walker, William Wasson, Charles Watson, Mary Waugh, Philip Welty, James Williams, Ellen Wise, Madaline Wolford, and Lee Young.
    • To see only Obituaries from the Centre County Message Board:
      • From the Message Board, click "Centre - Family History & Genealogy Message Board" and "Advanced Search."
      • Click "Centre Board" and select "Obituary" from the "Message Classification" pull-down menu.



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