b. 9 December 1891, d. 5 July 1977
- Father: John C. Cleghorn b. 29 September 1854, d. 2 May 1941
- Mother: Barbara Stahle b. 27 April 1868, d. 11 June 1962
- Ruth Cleghorn was born on 9 December 1891 in New York.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lewiston, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Ruth Cleghorn, Gertrude Millicent Cleghorn, Wallace J. Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn, Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn and Oliver M. Cleghorn.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in New Hudson, Allegany County, New York. Other members of the household included Ruth Cleghorn, Wallace J. Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn, Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn, Oliver M. Cleghorn, Walter Lloyd Cleghorn and Robert B. Cleghorn.
- She married Emanuel M. Fainer.
- The following appeared on 8 May 1941 in The Patriot & Free Press: After an illness of a number of months John C. Cleghorn, a farmer who had resided in the vicinity of Black Creek for many years, died at his home on Jackson Hill last Friday. The funeral was held there Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Clarence B. Gilbert of Cuba Baptist Church with burial in Cuba Cemetery.
Mr. Cleghorn was born at Lewiston, Sept. 29, 1854, the son of Robert and Margaret Gow Cleghorn, who were natives of Scotland. On April 27, 1887, he was married at Lewiston to Barbara Stahle of Suspension Bridge. They lived at Lewiston and Lockport before removing to this county 35 years ago.
Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorn: Gertrude, Mrs. Frank Smith, Shinglehouse, Pa; Wallace, Black Creek; Ruth, wife of Dr. E. M. Fainer of Los Angeles, Cal; Harold J., Yorkshire; Laurence E., Rochester; Oliver M., at home; Walter L. (deceased); Robert B., Olean; Ida, Mrs. Hugh Barber, Black Creek. Mr. Cleghorn also leaves 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Five brothers and sisters survive, the eldest being Mrs. Ida Hewitt of Niagara Falls, 92, who attended the funeral; two of Mr. Cleghorn's family live in Iowa and two in California.
On April 27 Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorn observed their 54th wedding anniversary, when all their living children and families, except the daughter residing in California, were present.
- Ruth Cleghorn became a widow at the 12 October 1957 death of her husband Emanuel M. Fainer.
- The following appeared on 13 June 1962 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Barbara Cleghorn, 94, an early resident of the Village of Suspension Bridge, and mother of a local woman, died Monday (June 11, 1962) at Cuba Memorial Hospital, Cuba, N.Y. Suspension Bridge became part of Niagara Falls in 1892.
The widow of John C. Cleghorn, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Ursula Walters Stahle. Mrs. Cleghorn was born in the village, known then as Suspension Bridge, April 27, 1868.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Fainer, this city; Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Portville; and Mrs. Ida Barber, Black Creek; four sons, Harold Cleghorn, Delavan; Oliver Cleghorn, Cuba, N.Y; and Lawrence and Robert Cleghorn, both of Clarksburg, W. Va.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Cuba. Interment will be in Cuba Cemetery.
- The following appeared on 26 February 1964 in The Patriot & Free Press: Lawrence E. Cleghorn, 68, a former resident of this are, lost his life in an automobile accident in Barbour County, near Clarksburg, W. Virginia, February 14, 1964. The well known Clarksburg man, owner of the Cleghorn Coal Company, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after the truck he was driving crashed into a cement bridge.
Born at Lewiston, February 22, 1895, he was the son of John and Barbara Stahle Cleghorn. He will be remembered here for his work in building the spillway at Cuba Lake and sections of highway around the community.
Surviving Mr. Cleghorn are his widow, Mrs. Helen Cleghorn, who is at their winter home in Florida, and two step-children. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Portville; Mrs. Ruth Fainer, Niagara Falls; Mrs. Ida Barber, Black Creek; Harold Cleghorn, Delevanp; Oliver Cleghorn, Cuba; and Robert Cleghorn, Clarksburg, W. Va. Several nieces and nephews are surviving.
Mr. Cleghorn was a member of the Presbyterian church in Florida. He had lived in Clarksburg some 20 years, and had extensive coal operations throughout that area.
- The following appeared on 24 March 1965 in The Patriot & Free Press: Oliver Cleghorn died Thursday, March 18, 1965, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia, after a long illness.
He was a veteran of World War I and had been a farmer on the North Branch Road. He was born Dec. 18, 1896 at Lewiston, N. Y., a son of John and Barbara Stahle Cleghorn.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Smith of Portville; Mrs. Ruth Fainer of Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. Ida Barber of Black Creek; two brothers, Harold Cleghorn of Delevan; Robert Cleghorn of Clarksburg, W. Va., several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and committal services were Saturday, March 20, 1965 at Loveridge Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Wagner, pastor of Black Creek Congregational Church, officiated, burial in Cuba Cemetery.
- The following appeared on 9 February 1972 in The Patriot & Free Press: Gertrude Cleghorn Smith, 84, of 9 Pelton Court, died in Cuba Memorial Hospital Saturday, February 5, 1972, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1888 in Lewiston, she was a daughter of John. C. and Barbara Stahle Cleghorn, and had lived in Cuba 22 years. In 1931 she was married to Frank W. Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Warren B. Armstrong, Wooster, Ohio, Laurence A. Armstrong of Canisteo, Robert Armstrong of Clermont, Pa., James Armstrong of Staunton, Va., Jay E. Armstrong of Cuba, and Joseph F. Smith of Delevan; six daughters, Mrs. Moeton Grossman of Los Angeles, Mrs. Earl Troupe of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Joseph Lyden of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Leslie Wakefield of Falls Church, Va., Mrs. Grover Moore of Hialeah, Fla., Mrs. William Ingalls of Cuba; a step--daughter, Mrs. Charles Wilson of Warren, Pa.
Also two sisters, Mrs. Montie Fainer of Los Angeles and Mrs. Hugh Barber of Black Creek; two brothers, Harold J. Cleghorn of Delevan and Robert B. Cleghorn of Clarksburg, [W.] Va; and 48 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Tuesday at the Voorhees Funeral Homer were conducted by the Rev. Alan Merrill, pastor of the Independent Congregational Church of Black Creek. Burial was in Cuba Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cuba Memorial Hospital Inc.
- The following appeared on 16 January 1974 in The Patriot & Free Press: Harold J. Cleghorn. Harold J. Cleghorn, 80, of Twin Lakes Trailer Court, Delevan [Cattaraugus County], died Jan. 12, 1974 at Chaffee Memorial Hospital, Springville, after a long illness.
Born June 17, 1893 in Lewiston he was a son of John and Barbara Stahle Cleghorn. He had spent most of his life in the Black Creek area as a farmer. He was a member of Sandusky Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, the former Frances Osgood; a son, Jay Armstrong of Cuba; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Barber of Black Creek and Mrs. Ruth Fainer of Los Angeles, Cal; a brother, Robert Cleghorn of Clarksburg, W. Va; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral and committal services are being conducted today (Wed.) in the Nicholson Funeral Home Inc. (formerly Loveridge Funeral Home) by Pastor Kerry Kelley of the Independent Church of Black Creek, with burial in Cuba Cemetery.
- Ruth Cleghorn died on 5 July 1977 at age 85 in Los Angeles County, California.
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