Tombstone of the Month

William Love

William S. Love was born in Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA, on March 15, 1838. He attended school in this county, and spent his entire life here. He was a member of the 57th PA Militia during the Civil War, and belonged to the E. R. Brady Post of the GAR. In 1866, he was married to Clementine Furman of Strattanville, Clarion County, making a home here for her and their family.  They were residents of Knox Township, then Rose Township, and finally moved to Brookville for the remainder of their lives.

William S. and Clementine were the parents of eight children, three of whom, Harry A., I. Everett, and Charles O., died young of diphtheria.

The five surviving children were Mrs. J. L. Park of Eldred Township, A. W. Love of Vandergrift Heights, W. B. Love of Brockway, and Frank E. and Mary of Brookville, PA.

William S. Love had four siblings who survived him.  They were John Love of Callensburg, Isaac Love of Falls Creek, Mrs. Lantz of Irving, KS, and Mrs. Gaston, of Byers, CO.

He died at his home in Brookville on November 3, 1906, and was buried in the Brookville Cemetery.  His wife, Clementine, died in 1907, and was buried beside him.


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