Mr. M. C. Getty died at his residence in West Indiana on Saturday afternoon, August 4, in the 75th year of his age. He had been confined to his house by a severe illness which began in the March previous, and much of the intervening time he was bedfast. He was from early manhood a member of what is now the U. P. church, but which in the early fifties was know as the "Seceder" or the Associated Reformed Presbyterian church. He was born in White township, and along about 1855 he removed to Montgomery township, where he engaged in the lumbering business, built an extensive saw mill and done a great deal of rafting on the Susquehanna. A village sprang up about his mills and he built one of the largest storerooms in the county and stocked it extensively. The village soon became known as Gettysburg, and as such is still known by that name. He invested in many timber tracts and other real estate in that vicinity. Ten years ago he sold his store at Gettysburg and removed to Indiana, where he continued to reside until the time of his death. In Indiana and vicinity he invested extensively in real estate, and became the owner of what is known as the "George McCartney farm," in White township, on which he made extensive and valuable improvements. He was an indefatigable worker, thrifty and enterprising, and his accumulations were very large. Some few years ago he entered into partnership with Mr. John R. Carnahan in the purchase of the Williard planing mill in West Indiana. Two brothers, Richard and William, and two sisters, Mrs. William Speedy and Nancy Getty, survive him. Nine children were born to him, of whom seven are living, viz: George, Samuel, James, John L. and Mrs. Dr. Rankin, of Brockwayville, Jefferson county, and Mrs. Margaret Lydick, of White township. The remains were interred in Oakland Cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum Indiana Indiana County Pennsylvania, USA
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