Death Claims S. H. Knisely, Prominent Resident
Samuel H. Knisely, age 73 years, 11 month and 12 days, well known resident of town [Elizabethville], died in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, early Tuesday evening [16 December 1941], following an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Knisely had submitted to a surgical operation at the hospital, last Thursday.
Mr. Knisely was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Knisely and was a native of Dillsburg, York County. He had been a resident of this community about forty-five years and served for several terms as Principal of the Borough Schools.
Mr. Knisely was associated with the Swab Wagon Company thirty-seven years, and was also a former director of the First National Bank, town. A member of Salem Lutheran Church town, Mr. Knisely had served as Superintendent of the Sunday School over a period of about thirty-three years and had been a member of the Church Council. He had also been a member of the Borough Board of Education several terms, and was serving as Secretary of the Board at the time of his death. In recent years he had been engaged in the insurance business.
Survivors are his wife, who was formerly Miss Maude Weaver of town; one daughter, Sara Knisely, Mrs. Norton Behney, of Reinerton, and a son, Samuel Knisely, at home. Three sisters: Mrs. Charles Fetterhoff, of Lykens; Mrs. Laura Hasbold and Miss Cora Knisely, both of Dillsburg, also survive.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, with further services in Salem Lutheran Church. The pastor, Rev. W. Z. Artz, will officiate, and interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
This obituary appeared in a local newspaper at the time of his death.
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