5 September 1901, Cameron County Press

Death of Joseph L. Emery. Mr. Joseph L. Emery, the well-known lumber jobber and a former resident of this city [Emporium, PA] died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Westport, aged 53 years. He had been ill since last February when he contracted la grippe, which culminated in Bright’s disease. He is survived by his wife and seven children, four sons, R. F. S. W., and Samuel J. of Westport, and J. H. of Hughesville; and three daughters, Pearl S., Ruby H., and Luella, of Westport.

The deceased had been engaged in the lumber business along Kettle creek and Cook’s run for many years. He was born in Fairfield, Maine, on March 2, 1848, his parents moving to Pennsylvania three years later. He attended school in this city and having received some training in the lumber business with his father, in 1872 he started out for himself, beginning operations at Benezette, Elk county. He returned to Clinton county six years later. Cook’s run was the scene of his labors for two years and in 1880 he located at Westport. His marriage with Miss Jennie C. Freeman of Cameron county occurred March 15, 1872.

The funeral was held on Friday at the family home at Westport. Services were conducted by Rev. Ebnet of the M. E. church, assisted by Rev. J. D. Cook of the Presbyterian church. The remains were brought to this city for interment.

The remains arrived here on Day Express and were taken direct to Highland cemetery where interment was made. The pall bearers were A. P. Stewart, W. C. Werts, W. C. Armstrong, G. W. Corter, John Derr, and M. P. Clendening. Deceased was well and favorably known in this county [Cameron] having for many years been interested in lumbering here. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of our citizens.