Mrs. James Roach, one of Yatesville's respected residents, died this morning at 7:30 in Dr. Thompson's hospital, Scranton. Death resulted from the effects of an operation that Mrs. Roach underwent some days ago. She had been in the hospital since a week ago yesterday. Her passing away has caused much regret in the section in which she lived.
Mrs. Roach was Miss Ceellia Loftus before her marriage and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Loftus, both deceased. She lived in Yaresville all her life, having been born and raised there. She was first taken ill three months ago.
Her husband and five children -- Helen, Blanche, Charlotte, Clare and Francis, an infant -- survive her. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Michael Loftus, John, of Fairview, Anthony, Martin, Thomas, Nellie and Kate. The body was removed to the family home.
Pittston Gazette - February 27, 1906