Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Reuben J. Heckathorn Jr. and Frances Lucinda Allison




Husband Reuben J. Heckathorn Jr. 1

           Born: 10 Apr 1873 - Lisbon, Scrubgrass Twp, Venango Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 11 Dec 1950 - Oil City, Venango Co, PA
         Buried:  - Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry, Venango Co, PA 2


         Father: Reuben Heckathorn Sr. (1834-1913) 3 4
         Mother: Anna Eliza Stewart (1836-1909) 3


       Marriage: 29 Aug 1895 - ? Venango Co, PA 1



Wife Frances Lucinda Allison 5

           Born: 20 Feb 1873 - Wisconsin 5
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 Jun 1943
         Buried:  - Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry, Venango Co, PA 2


         Father: Samuel Allison (1827-1895) 5
         Mother: Catherine Lusher (1841-1907) 6




Children
1 F Irene Belle Heckathorn 1

           Born: 12 Apr 1896 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 19 Apr 1906 7
         Buried:  - Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry, Venango Co, PA 8
         Spouse: Did Not Marry


2 M Floyd Burton Heckathorne 1

           Born: 22 Aug 1897 - Seneca, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 Mar 1965 - ? Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
         Buried:  - Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA
         Spouse: Wilda M. Sadler (1895-1983) 9
           Marr: 30 Sep 1919 - ? Venango Co, PA 9


3 F Blanche Marie Heckathorn 1

           Born: 2 Jul 1899 - Seneca, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 6 Aug 1985 - Oil City, Venango Co, PA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Matthew Dempsey (1900-1968) 9
           Marr: 23 Jul 1918 - Franklin, Venango Co, PA 9


4 F Ethel Celesta Heckathorn 1

           Born: 20 Dec 1900 - Victory, Venango Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Apr 1939
         Buried:  - Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, Venango Co, PA
         Spouse: Albert H. Kulling Jr. (1891-1944) 10
           Marr: 5 May 1920 - Oil City, Venango Co, PA 9


5 M Harry Wilfred Heckathorn 1

           Born: 13 Apr 1902 - Butler Co, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 24 Nov 1926 - Victory, Venango Co, PA 7
         Buried:  - Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry, Venango Co, PA
         Spouse: Laura Barbara Griffen (      -      ) 11


6 F Myrtle Lillian Heckathorn 1

           Born: 13 Oct 1903 - Reed, PA 1
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Floyd Leroy Snyder (1905-1967) 12
           Marr: 28 Sep 1940 - Winchester, Frederick Co, VA


7 F Hazel Elizabeth Heckathorn 9

           Born: 14 Nov 1904 - Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 9
     Christened: 
           Died: 10 Apr 1983 - Franklin, Venango Co, PA
         Buried:  - Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA
         Spouse: Robert Lee Palm (1894-1968) 13 14
           Marr: 29 May 1925 - Erie, Erie Co, PA


8 F Mildred Dolly Heckathorn 9

           Born: 16 Jul 1906 - Victory Heights, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 9
     Christened: 
           Died: Jul 1990
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Edward Matthew Coon (1894-1972) 14
           Marr: 28 Dec 1941 - Mercer, Mercer Co, PA


9 M Samuel Lewis Heckathorn 9

           Born: 16 Jan 1908 - Victory Heights, Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 9
     Christened: 
           Died: 23 Oct 1987 - Buffalo, Erie Co, NY
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Mary E. Crawford (1908-After 1987) 14
           Marr: 12 Jan 1928 - Meadville, Crawford Co, PA 13


10 F Bertha Alberta Heckathorn 14

            AKA: Bertha May Heckathorn 9
           Born: 21 Aug 1912 - Cranberry Twp, Venango Co, PA 9
     Christened: 
           Died: 5 Nov 1999 - ? Franklin, Venango Co, PA
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Donald William Ace (1910-2003) 13
           Marr: 10 Sep 1932 - Franklin, Venango Co, PA 13 15


11 F Dorothea Janette Heckathorn 9

           Born: 11 Apr 1915 9
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Oct 2001 - ? Oil City, Venango Co, PA 16
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Rev. Sherman Joseph Beers (1906-1992) 13 17
           Marr: 5 Dec 1932 - Franklin, Venango Co, PA 13



General Notes: Husband - Reuben J. Heckathorn Jr.


News Herald, Franklin, PA
Thurs., Dec. 12, 1950, pg. 11, col. 4
REUBEN J. HECKATHORNE
Funeral services for Reuben J. Heckathorne, 77, of Franklin RD-2 who died in the Oil City Hospital at 2 PM Monday following several months illness, will be held at 3 PM Thursday in the Crawford Funeral Home and burial will be made in the Brandon Cemetery. He was admitted to the hospital a week ago.
Born in Lisbon, near Emlenton on Apr. 10, 1873, a son of Reuben and Anna Stewart Heckathorne, he was married in 1894 to Frances Allison of Seneca, who preceded him in death in 1943. He was a retired oil field worker, and was a member of the Victory Heights Methodist Church. Survivors include the following children: Floyd B., Mrs. J. M. Dempsey and Mrs. R. L. Palm of Oil City; Mrs. Edward Coon of Reno, PA; Mrs. D.W. Ace of Emlenton; Mrs. Leroy Snyder of Brockton, NY; S. L. of Buffalo, NY; and Mrs. Sherman Beers of Pittsburgh. Twenty-four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also survive together with the following brothers and sisters: John of Rocky Grove, James and Margaret Burk of Lisbon and Mrs. Mary Moon of Denver. Col.


General Notes: Wife - Frances Lucinda Allison


Venango Citizens Press, Franklin, PA
Wed., June 23, 1943
News Herald, Franklin, PA
Tues., June 22, 1943
MRS. REUBEN HECKATHORNE
Mrs. Frances Allison Heckathorne, 70, Franklin RD-2 Victory Heights, died at 6:25 AM Tuesday after an illness of several years. She was born in Wisconsin, but came to this section when she was two years of age. She was a member of Salina Methodist Church.
Surviving besides her husband, Reuben, are the following children: Floyd B., Mrs. Marie Dempsey, Mrs. Hazel Palm and Mrs. Sherman Beers of Oil City; Mrs. Leroy Snyder of Salina; Mrs. Ed Coon of Reno; Mrs. Donald Ace of Emlenton RD-2. She also leaves two brothers, John and Henry Allison of Gibsonburg, Ohio; and a sister, Miss Mary Allison of 1136 Buffalo St., Franklin, PA.

Venango Citizens Press, Franklin, PA
Wed., June 30, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. Reuben Heckathorne, who died Tuesday were held at the home on Victory Heights at 2:30 PM Friday with Rev. Arthur Baker officiating. During the service Rev. Baker read "In The Garden" and "Follow Me." Interment was made at Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Donald Biery, Ned Biery, Orrin McDowell, Glenn McDowell, Samuel Shreffler and William Ralph.


Notes: Marriage

Unk newspaper
Fri., Aug. 30, 1935
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Heckathorn Celebrate 40th Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Heckathorne celebreated their 40th wedding anniversary at their home on Victory Heights on Aug. 29.
The evening was spent socially and with musical selections presented by Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Ace, Mrs. Edwin Hughes and Clarence Burke. Miss Myrtle Heckathorn gave a reading, "Ma and I" especially appropriate to the occasion, telling of experiences of the past 40 years.
Refreshments were served to 55 guests. The large wedding cake, with bouquets of pink gladioli and snow on the mountain were features of the decorations. Mr. and Mrs. Heckathorne received a number of beautiful gifts and countless words of congratulations and best wishes for future years of wedded happiness.
Sons and daughters and their families present included: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd B. Heckathorne and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dempsey and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kulling, Jr. and son, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Palm and daughter, all of Oil City; Misses Mildred and Myrtle Heckathorne, Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Ace and son, Rev. and Mrs. Sherman Beers and family of Cochranton.
Other guests were: LeRoy Snyder, of Sandy Lake; Edward Coon, of Reno; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McHood, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burke and two sons and Clarence Burke, of Kennerdell; Mrs. Laura Heckathorn, Velma and Wayne Heckathorne, of Seneca; Mrs. Viola Pollock and Mrs. Ida Farren, of Oil City; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wingard and son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allison, of Seneca; Mr. and Mrs. John Heckathorne, Mrs. Edwin Hughes and daughter, of Rocky Grove; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Heckathorne, of River Ridge Farm; Miles Lusher and Miss Mary Allison of Rockland; Mr. and Mrs. Will Bruner and daughter, Geraldine, and Hiram Palm of Franklin.

News Herald, Franklin, PA
Aug. 28, 1940
COUPLE CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY BY TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Heckathorne, residents of Victory Heights for the past 39 years, have returned from a motor trip to Niagara Falls, and Toronto, Ont., which was the gift of their children for their 45th wedding anniversary. They were accompanied by their daughter, Myrtle Heckathorne, and Leroy Snyder.
Mr. and Mrs. Heckathorne observed their anniversary on Thursday evening, August 29, when a family dinner was held in their honor.
Among those present at the anniversary dinner were their sons and daughters and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Heckathorne and children of Oil City; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dempsey and son of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Palm and daughters of Oil City; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Heckathorne and children of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ace and children of Emlenton; Rev. and Mrs. Sherman Beers of Seneca; and Miss Myrtle and Miss Mildred Heckathorne, at home.
Other guests at the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Heckathorne and son of Emlenton; James Heckathorne of River Ridge; Mrs. W. S. Heckathorne and daughter of Seneca; Mr. and Mrs. John Heckathorne of Rocky Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Shuler and children of Emlenton; Edward Coon of Reno and Leroy Snyder of Sandy Lake.

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Sources


1 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 22.

2 Kipp Melat, Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA (Seneca, PA: Self-published, 1979), Pg 50.

3 James A. McKee, 20th Century History of Butler and Butler County, Pa., and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1909), Pg 1437.

4 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 4.

5 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 20.

6 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 3, 20.

7 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 34.

8 Kipp Melat, Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry Township, Venango County, PA (Seneca, PA: Self-published, 1979), Pg 4.

9 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 23.

10 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 42.

11 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 44.

12 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 46.

13 James Lincoln Lusher, Lusher Family Tree (Self-published, cir. 1942), Pg 24.

14 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 29.

15 Venango Co, PA, Marriage License, #18912.

16 Social Security Death Index.

17 Willard C. Heckathorn, The Heckathorn Family of Venango County, PA (Franklin, PA: Self-Published, 1987), Pg 60.


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