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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I0193
  • Name: Raymond Edgar Fife
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 JAN 1899 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Death: 10 DEC 1987 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA 5 1 9
  • Religion: On the administrative board of the First United Methodist Church, Canonsburg, PA 10
  • Occupation: Screw boy with tin plate mill 11
  • Occupation: 1925 Started Fife Moving and Storage 12
  • Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, McMurray, PA 13
  • Reference Number: 193
  • Note:
    [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 2 Aug, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.74419.109]

    Individual: Fife, Raymond
    Birth date: 23 Jan, 1899
    Death date: Dec 1987
    Social Security #: 173-16-7429
    Last residence: PA 15342
    State of issue: PA

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    From: http://www.fifemove.com/whoweare.html

    The Fife Moving & Storage Co. is a family owned and operated business begun by Raymond Fife in 1925. We are based in Washington, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh, and presently employ more than 70 employees and maintain over 24,000 square feet of warehouse space and a fleet in excess of 45 moving vans.

    The company has been an agent for Global Van Lines for over a decade and was recognized by the van line as Agent of the Year in both 1991 and 1994. This honor is awarded to the agent demonstrating the highest quality of service to the moving public, the van line, and the agency family. Fife Moving & Storage remains one of the van line’s premier agents by consistently and profoundly exceeding sales, hauling and service goals.

    Most recently, a driving team employed with the company was selected for both the Global Van Lines’ 1998 Drivers of the Year – Special Services Division Award and the 1999 American Moving & Storage Association’s Super Van Operator – Special Commodities Award.

    Our commitment to quality service and special care has enabled us to become a recognized leader in moving services worldwide, as well as one of the largest and most respected moving companies in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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    Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, Friday 11 Dec 1987, page D 2

    Raymond E. Fife, 88, of West Grant Street, Houston, died Thursday, December 10, 1987, in McMurray Hills Manor.

    He was born January 23, 1899, in Canonsburg, the son of Charles and Martha Skiles Fife.

    In 1925, he founded the Fife Moving and Storage Company of Meadow Lands and was serving as chairman of the board at the time of his death.

    Mr. Fife was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg where he had been a past chairman of the Trustee Board an he had previously been a Sunday school teacher. He was also a past president of the Methodist men and had been an honorary member of the official board of the church.

    A 47-year member of the Motor Truck Association, he was a past president of the Washington-Greene County Chapter.

    For 18 years, he had been the regional chairman for the Salvation Army in the Canonsburg-Houston area.

    Mr. Fife had previously been a Boy Scout leader and was a member of the Washington Area Senior Citizens.

    He was past president of the Canonsburg Houston Kiwanis Club. Mr. Fife was a member of Chartiers lodge No. 297 F & AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, the Washington Royal Arch Chapter 150, Jacques DeMolay Commandry No. 3 Knights Templar, and Syria Temple in Pittsburgh. He was also a 50-year member of the Canon Lodge No. 204 Knights of Pythias.

    On September 15, 1932, he married Elizabeth Atkinson, who survives.

    Surviving in addition to his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Stroup of Williamsburg, Va.; one son, Charles W. Fife of Houston; one granddaughter, Mrs. Beth Aranda of Williamsburg; three grandsons, Robert Orr of Columbiana, Ohio, John Orr of Williamsburg and Paul Fife of Houston; three step grandchildren.

    Deceased are one brother, Selwyn Fife, and four sisters, Genieve Jones, Rowene Atkinson, Velma Johnson and Florence Smith.

    **PICTURE OF RAYMOND WITH OBIT

    ALSO, same issue - FIFE, friends of Raymond E. Fife of West Grant Street, Houston, who died Thursday, December 10, 1987, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the William E. Speakman Funeral Home Ltd. of Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 14, with the Rev. James Davis,officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, by the Canon Lodge No. 204 Knights of Pythias also attending will be the Pythian Sister Temple No. 172 in the funeral home. Masonic Services will be Conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Chartiers Lodge No. 297 F & AM in the funeral home.




    Father: Charles Edgar Fife b: 24 JAN 1874 in Upper St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA
    Mother: Martha Louella Skiles b: 21 SEP 1873 in Thompsonville, Washington County, PA

    Marriage 1 Mary Margaret Shoaf b: 23 FEB 1905 in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA
    • Married: ABT MAR 1930 in Washington County, PA 14

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth B. Atkinson b: 2 MAR 1904 in Butler, Butler County, PA
    • Married: 15 SEP 1932 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Fife
    2. Has Children Living Fife

    Sources:
    1. Title: Bedillion, Russell (bullnfrog@hotmail.com)
      Note: information collected from family members
    2. Title: 1910 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: aged 10
    3. Title: 1900 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: aged 1
    4. Title: 1920 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: aged 21
    5. Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 2 Aug, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.4.74419.109
    6. Title: Record of births, 1893-1906
      Author: Washington County (Pennsylvania). Clerk of the Orphans' Court
      Publication: Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983
      Page: Film item 2, pg 69 #1
      Text: said he was born at Greenside Ave, Canonsburg
    7. Title: Obituary for Raymond E. Fife
      Author: Observer-Reporter, Washington PA
      Publication: Friday 11 Dec 1987
      Text: provided full date and location
    8. Title: 1930 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: aged 30, born in PA. Living with parents, listed as single (as of Apr 7, 1930) ...does not match info in first wife's obit.
    9. Title: Obituary for Raymond E. Fife
      Author: Observer-Reporter, Washington PA
      Publication: Friday 11 Dec 1987
      Text: provided full date and location, in McMurray Hills Manor
    10. Title: First United Methodist Church Bulletin
      Publication: August 3, 1975
      Note: 161 West Pike Street
      Canonsburg PA
      745-8327
    11. Title: 1920 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
    12. Title: Fife Moving & Storage Website
      Page: http://www.fifemove.com/whoweare.html
      Text: The Fife Moving & Storage Co. is a family owned and operated business begun by Raymond Fife in 1925. (More info in Notes)
    13. Title: Obituary for Raymond E. Fife
      Author: Observer-Reporter, Washington PA
      Publication: Friday 11 Dec 1987
      Text: Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens
    14. Title: Dagg, Carolyn Jones (thedaggs@libcom.com)
      Text: from M. M. Fife's obit that said she was married 14 months before her death

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