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Mrs. Cyntha Sheakley

DOD:  26 April 1883

Mrs. Cyntha Sheakley, relict of the late Geo. Sheakley, died at the residence of her son, Robert Sheakley near Sheakleyville, on Friday morning of last week. She had reached the ripe age of 81. The deceased, who was an aunt of Hon. Jas. Sheakley and W. H. Sheakley, Esq., of this place, was the daughter of Jos. Culberson, one of the early pioneers of Northwestern Pennsylvania. She was married to Geo. Sheakley, the founder of the town which now bears his name, in 1824, where they lived until 1856, when they removed to the farm now owned and occupied by Robert Sheakley, one h alf mile east of the then primitive village of Georgetown, now known as Sheakleyville, where she lived until her death. Like most of the early settlers, they raised a large family who have lied to see them placed in their last resting place. In early life she became a member of the Church, and during her long life lived a faithful Christian. Like many of her early associates, she saw the wild woods hewn down by the strong arms of the early settler, and where the giant oak once stood, to see her own home reared, and with it the homes of those who now call Sheakleyville their home. Thus another old landmark has passed away, and the places that once knew the early pioneers shall soon know them no more..

Source: The Record-Argus (Greenville, Pennsylvania) 1 Mar 1883, Thur., pg. 3

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