John Elbin, Aged Citizen, Succumbs to Appoplexy.  ELBIN 14 Aug 1908

When Mrs Henry Betz went to see why Henry Elbin, an aged carpenter in this city and a Union veteran, did not respond to her calls for him to come to his breakfast at Mrs Eaton's boarding house on North Liberty Street this morning, she found him lifeless. It is thought that Mr Elbin, who had not been well for the past year, was a victim of appoplexy, as the indications were that he had probably died in his sleep during the night. The deceased was 65 years of age and a member of a large connection in this county and was born near Flintstone. For many years, he was a resident of this city, working at the trade of carpenter. At one time he was engaged in the grocery business but of late years he had retired from the trade of carpenter as he was a pensioner. He is survived by the following children: Mrs Katherine Craig, wife of a former newspaper man of this city now living in Indiana; Mrs George Fradiska and Edward Elbin living in this city; brothers, Henry, Leonard, and George living in the city. His wife was a Miss Amanda Willison who had died several years ago.The funeral arrangements will be made on arrival of several of the relatives tonight.
Cumberland Evening Times, 14 August 1908
Posted December 6, 2009


ELDER, Mrs. Mary Jane Shaffer

Mary Jane Elder, 70, of Hyndman, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at her home. She was born July 9, 1926, in Hyndman, a daughter of the late Roland J. and Nellie I. (Willison) Shaffer. She married John W. Elder of Buffalo Mills, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1985, along with two brothers, Glenn R. Shaffer and Ray B. Shaffer; and two sisters, Jeanne E. Lohr and N. Joanne Gaumer. She is survived by two sons, John G. Elder and wife Debby of Virginia Beach, Va., and Larry J. Elder and wife Mona of Hyndman; four grandsons and a granddaughter; three brothers: Wendell P. Shaffer of Ft. Worth, Texas, James C. Shaffer and Donald H. Shaffer, both of Buffalo Mills RD 1; a sister, N. Irene Hillegass of Buffalo Mills RD 1, Mrs. Elder was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hyndman. She was a retired food service employee for the Bedford Area School District in Hyndman. She was a 1944 graduate of Hyndman High School. She also served as a volunteer worker for the Hyndman Library. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Hyndman V.F.W. Oscar Jordan Post No. 7375. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Pastor David A. Klink officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Bedford Gazette, February 22, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


ELIAS, Mrs. Margaret H. Bannatyne

FROSTBURG, Dec. 8 — Mrs. Margaret H. Elias, 114 Center Street, died last night in Miners' Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks. A native of Eckhart, Mrs. Elias was a daughter of the late James and Annie (Glenn) Bannatyne. She held membership in First English Baptist Church. Her husband, former City Councilman, Edwin Elias, died December 15, 1949. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. L. O. Leavell, Newnan, Georgia; four sons, Thomas and James Elias, Frostburg; Edwin W. Elias, Oakland; Robert Elias, Baltimore; three sisters, Miss Kate Bannatyne and Mrs. William Harriman, Eckhart; and Mrs. Edwin Grim, Frostburg; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Donald A. Voseller, pastor of the First English Baptist Church and Rev. Sidney S. Aldrich, pastor of First Baptist Church, Eckhart. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park, Eckhart.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 9, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 17, 2009


ELIAS, Mrs. Pearl R.

FROSTBURG—Services for Mrs. Pearl R. Elias, 60, wife of Thomas Elias, 56 West College Avenue, who died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from First Methodist Church by Rev. John Bayley Jones, pastor, and Rev. Howard McGrath of New York. Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, all nephews, were Harry Payne, Francis and John Cook, Dr. Engel Gilbert, Marshall Neal and Dr. William Ryan.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ELKINS, Joseph H.

LONACONING — Joseph H. Elkins, 85, died here last night. His wife was the late Mary Ann Gay (Elkins). He is survived by ten children, Mrs. Edward Likens, Mrs. Dewey Buskirk, Mrs. Thomas Bell, Mrs. Mayme Connor and Edward Elkins, all of Lonaconing; Mrs. John Johnson, Moscow; Joseph Elkins, Frostburg; Arthur Elkins, Cumberland; Mrs. Clinton Groves, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. William Dawson, Baltimore. He also leaves 45 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. The body is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bell, High Street. A requiem mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Charles W. Bogan, pastor. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 18, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

ELKINS, William 

William Elkins, Noted Hunter, Dies at Hancock ~ Was Personal Friend of Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt With Whom He Hunted and Fished ~ Was Expert Guide ~ Was Familiar With Mountains Where He Guided Sportsmen In Search of Game
“William Elkins, 70 years old, for more than 41 years a guide for the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, who was a personal friend of President Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, members of Congress, diplomats and representative business and professional men who spent vacations at the club, died this morning at his home at Woodmont.  Few sportsmen who went to the Woodmont Club failed to look up "Senator" Elkins, as he was familiarly known.  He was an expert angler, knew where the fish could be found and in the game season, he sought out the spots where wild turkey, quail, English pheasants and rabbits were to be located for the sportsmen.  On numerous occasions during his life long service with the Woodmont Club was Mr. Elkins urged to take the position of manager of the club, but he always refused on the grounds that he would rather live on his farm, which adjoins the club grounds, with his family.  He declared he was satisfied to remain a guide for the club and that explanation generally ended arguments that he take the job.  When moving picture men were taking pictures at the Woodmont Club several years ago for a screen feature, they got much locale from Mr. Elkins, who they insisted get into the picture.  Just before former President Wilson died he sent for Mr. Elkins, who was also famous as an accordion player, and had him play for him at his home in Washington.  The war president also talked for hours with Mr. Elkins on his experiences at the Woodmont Club, of his fishing in Florida and Maine, and of the many hunting trips he had been on.  Both Ex-President Wilson and Roosevelt visited the club house, fished and shot game in the hills of the club reservation.  Mr. Elkins is survived by his wife, who was Miss Catherine Murphy, of Hancock.  He is survived by six children: Mrs. Ella McGreevy, of McKeesport, Mrs. Laura Hughes, and Mrs. Agnes McCullough, of Ridgeley, Mrs. Porter Hill, of Hancock and Augustus Elkins, of Gephart Drive, Cumberland, and Jesse Elkins, of Ridgeley.”

“The Cumberland Times” Cumberland, Maryland 23 Apr 1926
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 3, 2009

ELKINS, William

The funeral of William Elkins, the well known guide for fishermen and hunters, who died yesterday at his home at Woodmont, will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hancock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times April 24, 1926
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009

ELLEDGE, Clayton

Clayton Elledge, 49, of 2204 Blevins Street, Edgewood, was fatally injured Saturday morning when his car crossed the center line of U.S. Route 1 near Bel Air and collided with another vehicle.  He was an employe of Bethlehem Steel Company.  Surviving are his widow, Betty Lou (Myers) Elledge, a daughter of Mrs. Edna W. Myers, city; two stepsons, David and Larry Sines, Baltimore and a stepdaughter, Etta Lee Sines, at home.  A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Ioof Cemetery, Flintstone.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; May 7 , 1974; page 10.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 10, 2012



George Ellenberger, notice of whose death was printed last week, was born in Juniata Township on Febuary 23, 1832. January 10, 1858, he was united in marriage with Annie E. Wilson of Napier Township, who, with two sons, preceded him to the spirit world. Mr. Ellenberger was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of Co. K, 55th Reg. Pa. Volunteers. He was wounded at Drewry's Bluff in the right arm near the shoulder. In 1866 he moved with his family to Somerset County, near Dividing Ridge, where he lived until 1885 when he moved to Napier Townshlp, where he purchased a farm. During his life, with the help of his family he cleared about 206 acres of land and split thousands of rails. In November 1910 he made his home with his son, James H. Ellenberger. He was taken ill with cramps on December 16, and was confined to his bed for 10 weeks and five days, during which time he bore his suffering with Christian fortitude, passing away March 3 in the triumphs of a living faith. He had made all arrangements for his funeral, even to the minutest detail. He is survived by four sons and two daughters: J. H. Ellenberger of near Schellsburg, George W., Jacob B. and John T., of Johnstown; Mrs. Eliza Cable and Mrs. John H. Miller, of Boswell. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Rittenhouse and interment was made in the Schellsburg Cemetery; the pall bearers were Benjamin Egolf, Levi Shaffer, James Crawford, John H. Crissman, Isaiah Hoover and John Emerick.
The Bedford Gazette, March 17, 1911
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2010


ELLER, Mrs. Vivian Zimmerman

Vivian Z. Eller, 87, of Hopewell RD 1 died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County, following a brief illness.
A funeral was held Monday at D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, by the Rev. Stevens Burr. Burial was in Reform Cemetery, Yellow Creek. Mrs. Eller was born June 21, 1910, in Hopewell, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (Fluke) Zimmerman. He[sic] married W. Ray Eller May 16, 1936, in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1988. Surviving are a son Thomas L. of Hopewell RD 1; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ellen FLuke of Winona Lake, Ind.; and Helen Koontz of Woodbury; and a brother George of Sterling, Va. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Mrs. Eller retired as a school teacher after 25 years of service at the Robert P. Smith School in Yellow Creek and six years at the Tussey Mountain School District in Saxton. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. Mrs. Eller was a member of the Grace Brethren Church, Hopewell.

Morrisons Cove Herald, 18 December 1997
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011


Miss Fannie Ellifritz, died at the home of her sister, Mrs Frank Brown, on Church St, last Monday and was buried at Queen's Point Cemetery last Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Brunk, assisted by Rev. M. H. Keen. A large number of her friends attended the funeral.
Keyser Tribune, October 13, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



Lee Ellifritz, well known in this section, and a native of Cabin Run district, was so badly injured in a mine at Chaffee, last Mon that he died Wed morning.  The body was brought here Wed and taken to Cabin Run church for burial.
Keyser Tribune, July 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

Name: Eula E. Ellifritz, 76, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: Isaac and Minnie (Cosner) Miller 
DOB: April 9, 1928, in Rowelsburg, WV 
DOD: Monday, March 14, 2005, at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD 
Spouse: Harry Ellifritz, Jr. 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; sons, William and Thomas Ellifritz 
Survived by: sons, James Ellifritz and wife Faye, Ohio; Harry Ellifritz and wife Sandra, NJ; Joseph Fazenbaker, at home; daughter, Shirley Ellifritz 
Burial: March 17, 2005, Frostburg Memorial Park
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2014

ELLIOTT, Allen Stuart

Allen Stuart Elliott, 82, formerly of 422 Walnut St., Westernport, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born March 4, 1922, in Barton, he was the son of the late Robert W. and Ethel (Smith) Elliott. His wife of 62 years, Freda (Shrout) Elliott, also preceded him in death. Mr. Elliott attended Barton High School. He retired in 1983 with 43 years of service from the CSX Railroad having been a Carmen. Mr. Elliott was a Professional Photographer, having worked with the Piedmont Herald newspaper for the past 20 years. He also worked with Walter T. Bartlett Jr., photography instructor for Potomac State College, where he helped set up the photography class at the college. He was a member of the Westernport Senior Citizens, a member of the Western Maryland Photographic Association, a member of the Transportation Communications International Union, a member of the A.A.R.P., also a member of the Railroad Retired Employees Association, the Cumberland Unit #103 (NARVRE), the Retired Carmen Association, an honorary member of the Potomac Fire Co. #2, as their photographer, a member of S.A.L.T. Council, and a member of the Westernport Heritage Society. He was Protestant by faith. He leaves behind a son, Daniel A. Elliott and wife Doris of Cumberland; two brothers, Warren Elliott and wife Frances Ann of Barton, Donald Elliott and wife Janet of Piedmont; one sister, Norma Kerling of Barton; and one sister-in-law, Lillian Dawson of Belview, Fla. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Greg Hammond officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe directed to Potomac Fire Co. #2, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - February 1, 2005
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015

ELLIOTT, Donald W., Sr.

PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Donald W. "Bones" Elliott Sr., 79, of 115 Erin St., Piedmont, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born June 26, 1929, in Barton, Md., he was the son of the late Robert W. and Ethel Pearl (Smith) Elliott. Two brothers, Allen Elliott and Warren Elliott, also preceded him in death. Mr. Elliott was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Westernport, Md. He leaves behind his wife, Mary "Janet" (Parker) Elliott; three sons, John Elliott and wife Nancy of Grantsville, Md., Donald Elliott Jr. of Keyser, and Steven Elliott and wife Amy of Barton. He is also survived by a sister, Norma Kerling of Barton; 13 grandchildren, Christopher Elliott, Nichole Gring, Kelli Frantz, Ashley Elliott, Shana Paitzel, Michael Elliott, Joshua Elliott, Joseph Elliott, Joshua Creed Hinkle, Steven Elliott Jr., Stacy Lynn Elliott, Katie "Bug" Elliott and James William Elliott; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Steffan Carr officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - July 22, 2008
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015

ELLIOTT, Donald W., Sr.

PIEDMONT, W.Va. - Services for Donald W. "Bones" Elliott Sr., 79, of Piedmont, will be conducted in the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Steffan Carr officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - July 24, 2008
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015

Name: Faye Edna Elliott, 90, of Centreville, PA 
Parents: Clark Rose and May (Ferner) Rose 
DOB:  October 21, 1912, Centreville, PA 
DOD: Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Cumberland Nursing Home 
Spouse: Vernon R. Elliott 
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1991; son, Vernon Lee Elliott; daughter, Jeannette McKinney; brothers, Clyde Rose, Roy Rose, Walter Rose, and Paul Rose; sister, Mabel Cessna 
Survived by: grandchildren 
Burial: Thursday, March 6, 2003, Union Cemetery, Centreville, PA
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 1, 2015


ELLIOTT, Mrs. Frances Ann McConnell

BARTON — Frances Ann Elliott, 87, formerly of Barton, passed away on Jan. 12, 2015, at Frostburg Village Assisted Living. Born on May 5, 1927, in Barton, she was the daughter of the late William and Sue (Pearce) McConnell. She is also preceded in death by her husband Warren “Tooter” Elliott; her sons, Eric, William, Kenneth, and Stuart Elliott; a brother, William McConnell; sisters, Phyllis Howell and Dora Davis; a grandson, Mark Elliott; and a son-in-law, Bill Norris. Mrs. Elliott was a 1945 graduate of Barton High School. After high school she worked at ABL. She was married to her husband Warren in 1945. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Barton United Methodist Church. She was the organist in the church for 30 years. She was also a member of the church choir and the Friendly Helper’s Club. Mrs. Elliott was a wonderful cook. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Elliott is survived by her children, Robert Elliott and wife Annie of Barton, Roger Elliott and wife Kathy of Keyser, W.Va., Diane Norris of Richmond, Va., and Donna Athey and Junior of Pinto. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chris Llewellyn of Cumberland, Gale Basch of Richmond, Va., Jeff Llewellyn of Hollywood, Matthew Llewellyn of Virginia Beach, Va., Curt Llewellyn of Virginia Beach, Va., Clifton Elliott of England, Timothy Elliott of San Jose, Calif., Carol Elliott of Dallas, Texas, Diane Kelly of Clearwater, Fla., Wayne Elliott of Keyser, W.Va., Lee Elliott of Keyser, W.Va., Shane Elliott of Midland, Eric Elliott of Barton; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Barton United Methodist Church at 1 p.m., with Pastor Sandy Cowan officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. The Elliott family would like to thank Frostburg Village Assisted Living for their wonderful compassion and care for Mrs. Elliott. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Barton United Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Times-News, January 14, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 19, 2015


Gary T. Elliott, 53, of Hyndman RD 1, died Friday, Feb. 10, 1995, at home. He was born May 17, 1941, in Hyndman, a son of Chester F. and D. Marcelle (Smith) Elliott, with whom he resided. In addition to his parents, he is survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank L. Elliott, and three infant siblings. Mr. Elliott had been a member of the Manns Choice Church of God since 1950. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Manns Choice Church of God, with the Revs. D. Lloyd Abbott and Thomas Grassano officiating. Burial in Lybarger Cemetery. Friends will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, and an hour before services at the church.
The Bedford Gazette, February 11, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 14, 2015

ELLIOTT, Mrs Mary Catherine Lynch

Mt Savage - Mrs Mary Catherine Elliott of Foundry Row, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland where she had been admitted yesterday.  She had been in ill health some time.  A native of Mt Savage, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Ellen (Shell) [sic, mother was Sarah Ellen Rizer].  She was a member of St Patrick's here, the church sodality and the auxiliary of the AOH.  Survivors include two sons: Raymond Elliott, Akron and Joseph Elliott, Cumberland; four daughters: Mrs Joseph Grabenstein, Mrs Bernard Grabenstein, Mrs Lewis Valentine and Mrs James Spinetta, all of Cumberland; five brothers: Michael and Joseph Lynch of here, Leroy Lynch, Eckhart, Matthew Lynch, Warren, Ohio and Edward Lynch: three sisters: Mrs Colin Powers, Mrs Harry Green, Mrs Roy Stevens and Mrs Hale Carder, all of here and Miss Celine Lynch, Washington: 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  The body will be at the John J Hafer Chapel of the Hills, U S Route 40 and Winchester Road tomorrow morning where the rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  A requiem mass will be celebrated in St Patrick's Church Friday at 9 a.m. and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 5, 1957 - pg 11, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 22, 2014)

ELLIOTT, Mrs. Mary Lovene Funkhouser

LUKE, Md. - Mary Lovene Elliott, 82, of 90 Mullen Ave., Luke, Md., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday March 11, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born March 20, 1922, in Luke, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Martha (Whitacre) Funkhouser. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley Funkhouser and Rev. Wayne Funkhouser; and two sisters, Maxine Funkhouser and Pauline Hesse. Mrs. Elliott was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Assembly Church, Keyser, W.Va., where she was Vice President of the Women's Ministries. She retired from Westvaco Corp., on April 18, 1985, with 44 years of service, having worked in the finishing room. She loved her church and enjoyed cooking and dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind two daughters, Karen Smith and husband, Donald, of New Creek, W.Va., and Jeannie Gentry and husband, David, of Westernport, Md.; two sisters, Margaret Kidwell and Jean Weimer, both of Keyser; four granddaughters, Lori Doll and husband, Ron, of New Creek, Julie Paugh and husband, Bobby, of Keyser, and Lexi Gentry and Kaylin Gentry, both of Westernport; and two great-grandchildren, Kylie Doll and Griffin Paugh. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Assembly Church, Keyser, on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donna Leatherman and Rev. Earl Williams officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - March 12, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015


Charlestown, Dec 4 - Thomas Elliott, a farmer residing in Charlestown, died Tues, aged 78 years. He was at one time proprietor of the old Watson House, now the Palm Hotel. He was born in Devonshire, England, and came to the US about 30 years ago. He was twice married, and his second wife survives, with five sons and three daughters.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010


ELLIOTT, Col. Truman T.

BELINGTON - Col Truman T. Elliott, 69 years old, is dead at his home here from heart disease after an illness of several weeks. He was a well known business man and was prominent in the Baptist church and the Masonic order. He served one term as sheriff of Barbour county. He was twice married.
Keyser Tribune, November 28, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)

ELLIOTT, Warren Robert

BARTON, Md. - Warren Robert 'Tooter" Elliott, 82, of 19110 Railroad St, Barton, Md., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, Md. Born February 21, 1925, at Mill Run, he was the son of the late Robert Warren and Ethel Pearl (Smith) Elliott. He was also preceded in death by four sons, Eric, William, Kenneth, and Stuart Elliott; a brother, Alan Elliott; and a grandson, Mark Elliott. Mr. Elliott was United States Navy Veteran, having served during World War II with Squadron Five on PT 319. He was retired from Kingsford Charcoal Company, Beryl, W.Va., having been a foreman. He was a member of Barton United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the church choir. Mr. Elliott was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He leaves behind his wife, Frances Ann (McConnell) Elliott; two sons, Robert Elliott and wife, Annie, of Barton, and Roger Elliott and wife, Kathy, of Keyser, W.Va.; two daughters, Diane Norris and husband, Bill, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Donna Athey and husband, Junior, of Pinto, Md.; one brother, Donald Elliott of Piedmont, W.Va.; and one sister, Norma Kerling of Barton. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Gayle Basch of Salisbury, Md., Chris Llewellyn of Fort Worth, Texas, Jeff Llewellyn of Hollywood, Md., Curt Llewellyn of Virginia Beach, Matt Llewellyn of Virginia Beach, Cliff Elliott of Miami, Fla., Tim Elliott of College Park, Md., Carol Elliott of Las Vegas, Diane Kelley of Clearwater, Fla., Wayne Elliott and Lee Elliott, both of Keyser, Shane Elliott of Midland, Md., and Eric Elliott Jr. of Purgitsville, W.Va.; and 24 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. There will be no visitation on Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at Barton United Methodist Church on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Park officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Frostburg Village Nursing, Frostburg, MD, 21532.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015


ELLIS, Mrs. Anna McKenna

"Mrs. Anna Ellis, wife of Bernard Ellis, died yesterday at their home, 5250 Ranchview Drive, Pittsburgh. A former resident of Cumberland, she was born in Gilmore, a daughter of the late Patrick E. and Elizabeth (Spitzer) McKenna. Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, Patrick and Earl E. Ellis, both of Pittsburgh; a brother, James McKenna, Clinton, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Bernard J. Boch, Washington, and two grandchildren. The body is at the O'Toole O'Connor Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Pa. A requiem mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Catholic church of the Nativity, Hazelwood, and interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, there."
"Cumberland Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 10 Jul 1960
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted June 26, 2010


ELLIS, Mrs. Carrie Ethel Feather

Carrie Ethel Ellis, 96, of Spruce Street, Morgantown, died Saturday, February 28, 1998, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born April 25, 1901, in Preston County, daughter of the late Joseph W. and Nettie Forman Feather. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at Long Hollow. She retired from WVU in 1966 after serving for more than 40 years. She is survived by a stepson, Lawrence H. Ellis of McComb, MO; a stepdaughter, Constance Ellis Martin of Fayetteville, NC; two sisters, Obereta Pyles of Baltimore, and Mary Jane Feather of Morgantown; two brothers, John H. Feather of Kingwood, and James I. Feather of Baltimore; four step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence N. Ellis, .on January 3, 1987; five brothers, Jacob Feather, Joseph Feather, Herbert Feather, Lloyd Feather and Merle Feather; and two sisters, Lola and Myra. Service was held Tuesday, March 3, at Hastings Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial was in Long Hollow Cemetery near Manown, Preston County. Donations: Long Hollow Cemetery, c/o Louise Denkenberger, Route I, Box 310, Kingwood, WV 26537.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; March 4, 1998
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 14, 2010

ELLSBERRY, Mrs. Hazel Fay Meders

Birth Date: March 12, 1912
Death Date: September 17, 1991
Marriages: Elmer W.  ELLSBERRY
Obituaries ~ Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 2B - September 19, 1991
(Courtesy of Terry Craig)
Posted March 23, 2012


Birth Date:April 8, 1911
Death Date:July 29, 1992
Marriages: Hazel Fay MEDERS on May 30, 1936

Obituaries ~ Grand Junction Daily Sentinel - July 31, 1992
(Courtesy of Terry Craig)
Posted March 23, 2012

Joseph F. Ellsworth, 62, died Tuesday night at his home, 50 Locust Street, LaVale.  Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Benjamin N. and Florence (Meders) Ellsworth.  Mr. Ellsworth had been employed since 1918 at the Bolt and Forge Shops of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and held membership in the International Brotherhood of Boilermakes, Iron  Shipbuilders and Helpers.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen (Harold) Ellsworth: a son, Joseph F. Ellsworth; a daughter, Miss Helen F. Ellsworth, both at home:  four brothers, Benjamin N. Ellsworth Jr., San Francisco; James E. 
Ellsworth, this city, and Lawrence E. and Edward E. Ellsworth, both of LaVale, and a sister, Mrs. Charles C. Offett, city.  The body is at the
Silcox Funeral Residence where the rosary will be recited today at 8 p. m.  A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Thursday, 2 January 1964
Posted March 10, 2012



It is announced that the authorities in Cumberland have accepted the theory of Monoxide Gas Poisoning in the Twigg Elosser case and have dropped further proceeding. According to this theory, the death of C. E. Twigg and Grace Elosser was accidental and no blame can be attached to anyone, but the people of this vicinity do not accept that theory.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010



Cumberland Md, April 7 - Louis Elosser, 57 years old, died today from grief caused by the tragic end of his daughter, Grace, who was found with her fiance, Charles E. Twigg, on a settee in the parlor of the Elosser home, December 31, 1910. Their wedding was set for the following day.
While after six weeks' investigation, the authorities accept the theory of accidental death by carbon monoxide generated by a gas stove, the mystery has never been satisfactorily solved. Elosser was a merchant and native of Orange, N.J.  His daughter, May, now in the Nurses' Training School in Washington, was with her father when he died.

Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 13, 2010



Benjamin Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Benjamin   

Benjamin Neal Ellsworth, 85, died last night at the home of his son, Lawrence E. Ellsworth, Park Heights, with whom he resided.  He had been ill one year. A native of Mansfield, Ohio, he was a son of the late Samuel and Eliza (Funk) Ellsworth.  He was a retired painter and was formerly employed at the Ort Bakery.Besides his son, he is survived by four other sons, Joseph Ellsworth, Braddock Road; Benjamin N. Ellsworth, Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; James Ellsworth, this city, and Edward Ellswoth, Vocke Road; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Offutt, this city; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Florence (Meders) Ellsworth, died in 1937. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Bruce K. Price, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.   
Cumberland Evening Times April 23 1958

ELRICK, Mrs. Agnes Thompson

"Frostburg - Mrs. Agnes Elrick, 81, of 70 West Main Street, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born at Clarysville, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Dudley) Thompson, and was the widow of Joseph Elrick. Mrs. Elrick was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are a son James Elrick, Consul; two daughters, Mrs. George Lilly, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Robert Kenney, with whom she resided; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. And 7 to 9 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Christian wake services will be conducted tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wed., 5 Feb 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 26, 2009



Frostburg, Md., Jan. 30 The funeral of James Elrick, aged 42 years, who was kill (sic) in an automobile accident near Pittsburgh, held from the home of his mother, Mrs. John Elrick, Welsh street, this afternoon. Rev. John W. Keener, pastor of Salem Reformed Church, officiated. burial was in the Allegany cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Monday - January 30, 1928 - page 7
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010


ELY, Dr. Charles W.

FREDERICK, Oct 2 -   Dr. Charles W. Ely, for 42 years the head of the Md. School for the Deaf, located in Frederick, died in Washington, yesterday morning at 10:15 o'clock.
Keyser Tribune, October 4, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

ELY, Harold G.

Harold G. (Jim) Ely, 87, of Rowlesburg, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, with family by his side. He was born May 15, 1923, in Etam, a son of the late Franklin and Amy Nash Ely. He served in the US Navy, during WWII. He worked for the B&O Railroad, as a brakeman. He was a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and a member of the VFW Post 578 in Terra Alta. He is survived by his son, Harold (Bud) Ely, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Terra Alta; four daughters and spouses, Susan and David Frantz, of Martinsburg, Regina and Ralph Raybeck, Debbie and James Turner, all of Rowlesburg and Martha and Donald Knotts of Terra Alta; a nephew; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Mayne Ely; a daughter, Donna Mae Jennings; a son, David Allen Bryan and a nephew, Charles Wayne "Butch" Ely. Family and friends were received at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, in Rowlesburg, where services were held Thursday, May 12, with Reverend Neil Parsons officiating. Interment followed in the Red Rock Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by Preston County VFW Posts, Preston County Chapter 977, Vietnam Veterans of America and the WVANG from Camp Dawson.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; May 14, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 20, 2011

EMBREY, Arthur L.
Mr. Arthur L. Embrey, 66, of Walkersville, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007.  Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Arthur S. Embrey and Jeanette Bjorndal Embrey. Mr. Embrey was a graduate of McLean High School and Virginia Tech. Mr. Embrey's career was in Electrical Sales. After retirement, he worked with the Frederick County school system as a bus driver. He was a member of the Elks and an avid Redskins fan. His hobbies included genealogy, reading, photography and computers. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Embrey is survived by his beloved wife, Harriet; a son, Jason and his wife Jill of Grasonville; a daughter, Jennifer Edmonston and her husband Bert of Middletown; two sisters, Pemmie Sargent and her husband Courtney of Hoover, Al., and Janet Barker and her husband Bill of Phoenix, Az.; two granddaughters, Kendall and Caroline Embrey of Grasonville; father-in-law, Col. Harry C. Russell Sr. and his wife Catharine; and brother-in-law, Harry C. Russell Jr. all of Austin, Tx. He is also survived by five nephews and one niece. Services: A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. There will be a visitation period with the family one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Embrey's honor to Hospice of Frederick County, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
Frederick News Post  Frederick Md  Monday 20 Aug 2007
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 21, 2012

Name: Mary Louise Emch, 93, of Lonaconing
Parents: John Neder and Matalda (Workmeister) Neder
DOB: Sept. 19, 1916, at Mount Savage
DOD: July 12, 2010 at the Egle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lonaconing
Spouse: Harold Dallas Emch, who died in 1979
Predeceased by: brother, John Neder; sister, Edith Ewall; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Muster
Survived by: son, Dallas John Emch and wife Cheryl, Elmira, Ore.; brother-in-law, John Muster, Lonaconing
Burial:  Inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

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