Charles and Allie May Law

Charles and Allie May Law

I have a lot of fun with genealogy.

This is my great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Charles W. and Allie May (Neptune) Law. She was from Irwin and he was a coal miner from Larimer. They were married in Greensburg on Dec. 17, 1891 by D.S. Ferguson, magistrate.

Allie May’s father, Frank, served in the Civil War, and she raised my father after his own mother died when he was 7 years old. He loved her and called her “Mom.” Allie May died in 1954.

She was widowed while pregnant with my grandfather, Jasper Porter Law. She supported five children cleaning and washing clothes for people and working at the Jacktown Hotel, near Irwin, Pa. This is a copy of her death notice:

Greensburg Daily Tribune
March 2, 1954
Mrs. Allie M Law, 88 years old, formerly of Circleville but who has resided in recent years with a son, Jasper of Forest Hills, died Monday at the Shady Side Hospital. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. M C George, of Jeannette; James, of Grove City; Charles and Jasper, with whom she made her home, of Forest Hills and Frank, of Murraysville. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Courtley Funeral Home, Wilkinsburg. Interment will be in the Union cemetery, Irwin.

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