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POE, John W.

GRAFTON WV, Nov 11 - John W. Poe, who was found in the kitchen of his home at Thornton, near here, with a bullet wound in his head, supposed to have been self-inflicted, died yesterday. He was 64 years of age and is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.
Keyser Tribune, November 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010


 

POINT, Mrs. Annie Layman

Grantsville, Md., Feb. 1 - Mrs. Annie Layman Point, 67, a native of Garrett county, and a widow of Frank Point, died at a hospital in Alta, Iowa, last Thursday.  A daughter of the late George [Louis] Layman, her early life was spent here and some forty years ago she moved to Newell, Iowa.  Mrs. Point is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Hobby, Newell, Ia.; and Miss Esther Point, Washington, D.C.; two sisters and three brothers.  They are Mrs. Etta V. Engle, Grantsville; Mrs. Lee Stocker, Roundup, Mont.; Noval Layman and George Layman, Newell; and Harry Layman, Chicago.  Funeral services were held Sunday.
Thursday, February 1, 1940, Cumberland Evening Times




POISAL, Charles Garland

Charles Garland Poisal, husband of Mrs. Mary (Conroy) Poisal, former residents of this city, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Calk, Frederick and Rolling Roads, Catonsville, according to word received here today. Brief services will be held Friday at 9:30 a. m. at his daughter's residence and a requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a. m. in St. Mark's Catholic Church, Catonsville. Interment will be in New Cathedral Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 12, 1947 - pg 14, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 26, 2011





POISAL, Mrs. Clara Catherine Martz

"W. Va.--Mrs. Charles G. Poisal--Mrs. Clara Catherine Poisal, 59, wife of Charles G. Poisal, 19 Camp Ground Road, LaVale, died Saturday night in Sacred Heart hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.  Born in the Winchester Road section, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Marley) Martz. Mrs. Poisal was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.  Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Carl W. Leasure, LaVale: three brothers, George and Fred Martz, both of LaVale, and Charles Martz, Sykesville; three sisters, Miss Lucille Martz, Sykesville: Mrs. Ralph Athey, Roberts Place, and Mrs. William Kuhlman, LaVale, and a grandson. The body is at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, U. S. Route 40 and Braddock Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m and 7 to 9 p. m.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 10 July 1961
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 7, 2012



POISAL, Leo P.

SOMERSET— Leo P Poisal, 54, formerly of Eckhart, Md., died Saturday in the County Hospital here.  He was a son of the late Charles G. and Mary C. Poisal. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary C. Poisal; two daughters, Dorothy Poisal, Johnstown and Mary Catherine Poisal, Waterford, Pa; a son, Lloyd Poisal of here; four sisters: Mrs Anna Mae Colk, Catonsville; Mrs. Louraine Scott, Mrs. Raphael George and Mrs Angela Coblentz, all of Baltimore; two brothers: Charles G Poisal, Allegany Grove and Joseph Poisal, Baltimore and four grandchildren. The body is at the Miller Funeral Home here. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a. m. in St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 11, 1957 - pg 14, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 26, 2011



POLAND, Mrs. Evelyn Adeline Shockey

Georgetown, Pa. - Evelyn Adeline Poland, 77, of Georgetown, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at the WMHS-Braddock Campus, Cumberland. Born March 21, 1930, in Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Shockey and Ellen Adeline (Fazenbaker) Shockey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sloan Poland; two brothers, James Shockey and LeRoy Shockey; and one grandson, Robert Poland Jr. She was a member of the Allegheny Weslyan Methodist Church, Aliquippa, Pa. and the Bethel Holiness Pentecostal Church, Lonaconing. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Rae Muir and husband Charles, of Frostburg and Cindy S. Spiker and husband Tom, of Lonaconing; four sons, Raymond S. Poland, of Georgetown, Pa., Barry S. Poland and wife Wanda, of Georgetown, Pa., Robert L. Poland of Aliquippa, Pa., and Gary Poland, of Anchorage, Alaska; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Smith, of Lonaconing; three brothers, Calvin Shockey, of Lonaconing, Marvin "Huck" Shockey, of Lonaconing, and Gary Shockey of Lonaconing and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family viewing will be held in the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A. Lonaconing, with a service following by the Rev. George Loar. A graveside service will be held at the Woodland Memorial Park, Aliquippa, Pa., with the Rev. Jeffrey Buzard officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made out to the Allegheny Weslyan Methodist Church, 1008 Longview Ave., Aliquippa, PA, 15001.
about 2 February, 2008; no publication noted
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 13, 2012

 
POLAND, Miss Hazel

WESTERNPORT— Services for Miss Hazel Poland, a teacher at Bruce High School for many years, who died yesterday afternoon at her home, 145 Church Street, following a lingering illness, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from St. James Church with the Rev. G. Stanley Schwind, rector, officiating. Interment will be i n Philos Cemetery. The body will remain at the home until the hour of the funeral. Miss Poland was born in Moscow and was the daughter of tbe late James Thomas and Nora (Guard) Poland. She attended Westernport High School. After teaching in Garrett county schools several years, she was an instructor at McCooL School. She taught at Hammond Street School from 1913 to 1927 when she transferred to Bruce. She'was a teacher there until last spring. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Westernport-Luke Civic Club. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Victor Kalbaugh, Luke, and Mrs. Lewis E. Harris, Westernport, and two brothers, Heber Poland, Westernport and Raymond Poland, Dayton, Ohio.
Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, September 16, 1947
Posted May 31, 2009

 


 

POLAND, Mrs Louisa Jane

Mrs. Louisa Jane, wife of the late John W Poland, of Ruckman, died at her home Wednesday of last week, after an illness of only a few days, from pneumonia, aged 62 years. She is survived by four children - Wm A., Chas L., Reuben F., and John D. Poland, all of this county. Funeral services and burial were at Mt. Zion Friday, conducted by J. D. Reery and Rev. George Kercheval.
Hampshire Review
Keyser Tribune, March 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

 



 

R. Heber Poland

POLAND, R. Heber

WESTERNPORT—R. Heber Poland, 60, manager of the Devon Club at Luke the past 30 years and long prominent in Western Maryland sporting circles, died suddenly early today at his home, 411 Maryland Avenue.  Mr. Poland worked as usual yesterday and appeared to be in his usual good health when he left the club at 10 o'clock last night.  Shortly after he had retired at midnight, his wife was disturbed by a slight noise and, turning on the light, found him unconscious.  He died before a doctor reached the home.  Mr. Poland became widely known in the 1930's as the promoter and matchmaker of amateur boxing shows and tournaments sponsored by the Devon Club.  He was also an ardent hunter and angler.  One of the organizers and charter members of the Westernport-Luke Lions Club, he was a native of Guard, Md., and a son of the late James Thomas and Norah Lillian (Guard) Poland.  He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Piedmont, and a partner in the Maybury-Poland Realty Company, Westernport.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Katherine (Crowe) Poland, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Mary Kay Poland, at home; a brother, Raymond Poland, Dayton, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Harris, Westernport.  The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Robert E. Cassell, pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 10, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


POLAND, William G.

Lonaconing - William G. Poland, 56, of Woodland, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Klondyke he was a son of George W. Poland, Ocean, and the late Margaret (Boyce) Poland. Besides his father he is survived by his wife, Sarah Louise (Aldridge) Poland; a daughter, Naomi Lee Poland, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Glime, Frostburg, Mrs. Samuel Sacco, Rockville, and Mrs. Charles Harbel, Hagerstown, two brothers, Charles Poland, Ocean, and Russell Poland, Providence, R. I. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home were friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by (rest of article missing)
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 4, 1963
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)
Posted July 16, 2009

 


 

POLEMAN, Mrs. Armada E. Durst

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Armada E. Poleman, 88, widow of Floyd Poleman, died today at Meyersdale Community Hospital, where she had been a patient since last Wednesday. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of John and Sarah Reckner Durst. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church of New Germany. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Nora Towson, Mrs. Myrtle Ross, and Mrs. Della Shunk, all of Salisbury; Mrs. Gertrude Miller, Springs; and Mrs. Minnie Baker, of near Grantsville; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church in New Germany on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Paul Westcoal, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Baker, tomorrow morning.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 21, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

 POLEMAN, Mrs. Bertha E. Chaney

Mrs. Bertha E. Poleman, 66, died this morning in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Linne (Layman) Chaney.  Her husband, Ira Poleman, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, William Poleman, Kirtland, OH; five brothers, Harry Chaney, Ellis Chaney and Donald Chaney, all of Frostburg; Earl Chaney, LaVale; and Lee Chaney, Cresaptown; three sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Blocher, Frostburg; Mrs. Lula Smiley, Chula Vista, CA; Mrs. Ann Durst, Hopwood, PA.; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Mrs. Sadie Triplett will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
15 April 1978  Cumberland Evening Times Grantsville
(Courtesy of Ace Humbertson)

 


 

POLING, Elizabeth

REVIEW, ROMNEY OF 6TH - Mrs Elizabeth Poling, aged 70 years, died Friday afternoon at her home in the Hinkle Addition, Elkins, W Va, of paralysis. Mrs Poling was paralyzed last March. She is survived by Mr. Poling and five children.
Keyser Tribune, November 8, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

 


 

POLING, J. W.

J. W. Poling, a well known farmer who lived at the mouth of the South Branch, died suddenly Sat while churning butter. Mr Poling was a former deputy sheriff of Hampshire county and turnkey at Romney jail for nearly 30 years.
Keyser Tribune, January 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

 



POLING, Leannah B.

Miss Leannah B. Poling died at her home in Baltimore, Friday morning, August 4, aged about 46 years. She was born and reared in Mineral County and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Polling. She leaves one brother, Mr. W. H. Poling, one of the prominent business men of Baltimore, and Mrs. Kate Dean, of Belaire, Md. A large number of her friends and relatives live in this county. Funeral services were held last Sunday and the body was buried in the Martinsburg cemetery where sleeps the sacred dust of her father and mother.
Miss Poling was kind in her disposition and delighted in deeds of charity, from childhood she was a member of the M. E. Church, South, and always took a lively interest in its welfare, being well versed in its history and in touch with its modern movements.

Keyser Tribune, August 11, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

POLING, Leannah B.

ELK GARDEN NEWS - Miss Viva Jones attended the funeral of Miss Leannah Poling at Martinsburg, Sunday, August 6, at 4 o'clock p.m. Miss Poling died at Baltimore on Friday.
Keyser Tribune, August 11, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010


POLING, Ney N.

Ney N. Poling, 62, of Cleveland, OH, and formerly of Preston County, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Cleveland. He was born May 25, 1940, in Preston County, a son of the late Admiral and Florence Moats Poling. He was a laborer in the construction industry in Cleveland and Baltimore, MD. He is survived by his wife, Patty Albright Poling; a son, Norris N. Poling, of Cleveland; a brother, Donald Poling, of Kingwood; six sisters, Mildred Moats, of Cleveland, Gladys Runner, of Grafton, Georgia Mayne, of Baltimore, Melva Honeycutt, of Belington, Betty Poling, of Albright, and Viola Cummings, of Aurora; two grandchildren, Destiney and Neythan Poling. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Thomas Poling; and three sisters, Francis Beal1, Bernice Shipp and Iris Snyder. Friends were received at the Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, and on Monday, Nov. 4 until the time of services with Charles Jackson officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; Nov 6, 2002
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 19, 2009

 


POLLOCK,  Miss Hilda Pollock
 
FROSTBURG - Hilda "Janie" Pollock, 49, of 216 Shaw St., Frostburg, died March 9, 1998, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 15, 1948, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Buena (Robinson) Pollock. Ms. Pollock was a member of God's Ark of Safety Church, Frostburg. She formerly was employed at the Frostburg State University library, and she was a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association. Surviving are one brother, Roger L. Pollock, Frostburg; a close friend, Jane Taylor, Wright's Crossing, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Everett Spence and the Rev. Richard Green officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The family request that memorials be directed to the God's Ark of Safety Church, PO Box 52, Frostburg, MD 21532.
abt. March 9, 1998; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2012

 

POOLE, Graham E.

Services were held yesterday at the Hafer Funeral Home for Graham E. Poole, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad blacksmith's helper, who died Tuesday at his home, 105 Offutt St. Oscar B. Gerhart, of Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiated and burial was in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Lodge No. 271, Loyal Order of Moose, conducted a ceremony at the funeral home Wednesday night. Participating were Harry Lannon, governor; Joseph L. Wolfe, past governor, and Edward Roberts, prelate. Pallbearers were Joseph Martin, Oscar Shreve, James Long, Elmer Robinette, Gladstone Keller and Ernest Keller, Jr. 

Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1951
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 12, 2009

 


 

POORBAUGH, Mrs. Adalene Hite

Mrs. Adalene (Hite) Poorbaugh, 85, of Hyndman, died Monday, June 16, 1986, in Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. She was born in Hyndman, May 28, 1901, a daughter of Isaac Hite and Wardie (Shaffer) Hite. Surviving are her husband, Norman B. Poorbaugh, whom she married December 1, 1918, and two daughters, Mrs. Telma Gilmore and Mrs. Betty Stuby, both of Hyndman. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild also survive. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Poorbaugh was a homemaker, member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Pride of Allegany Council #110 of Cumberland, past counselor of the council, and a member of the Hyndman Grange #1954. Funeral services: Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Harry E. Hull and Rev. Loyal W. Kelso officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hyndman Rescue Squad.
The Bedford County Inquirer, June 27, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



 

POORBAUGH, Mrs, Alice Amanda Bowman

MEYERSDALE, Apr. 27 — Mrs. Alice Amanda Bowman Poorbaugh, 69, widow of S. W. Poorbaugh, former Somerset county commissioner, died Tuesday at her home in Northampton township near Glencoe, after an illness of several months. She was born in Somerset, a daughter of the late Joshua and Elizabeth Geiger Bowman, May 4 1869. She spent her entire life in the Glencoe section and was an active member of the Mt. Lebanon Reformed Church in Northampton township. Surviving are these children: Nellie, wife of Charles Keidel; Ida, wife of Charles Hartman; and Ruby, wife of Edward Hartman, all of Glencoe, R. D.; Pearl, wife of Charles Deist, Meyersdale, R. D.; Samuel Poorbaugh, Glencoe; Verna, wife of G. A. Delozier, Connellsville; and Elizabeth, wife of Earl Miller, Windber. She was a sister of Miss Susan Bowman, S. J. Bowman and G. J. Bowman, all of Glencoe. The funeral service will he held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Mt. Lebanon Reformed Church. Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 27, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

POORBAUGH, Mrs. Anna Margretta Scheller

SOMERSET, June 28 - Mrs. Anna Margretta Scheller Poorbaugh, 73, widow of H. M. Poorbaugh and a daughter of the late John and Mary Miller Scheller, died Sunday night at her home in Northampton township. She leaves these children: Mrs. H. B. Smith, Charleston, W. Va.; R. A., Stoyestown; J. M., Corrigansville, Md.; Mrs. William Deist, Salisbury; Mrs. Herman Keefer, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Roydon Hay, Meyersdale, R. D. 2, and Harvey and Mildred, at home, There are two brothers, George and Charles Scheller, at Berlin. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, June 28, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2010



 

POORBAUGH, Mrs. Eliza Hostetler

Mrs. Eliza Poorbaugh, wife of Foster Thomas Poorbaugh, died yesterday morning at her home at Derry following an illness of pneumonia. The body will be brought to Connellsville and from here shipped to Sand Patch by Funeral Director J. E. Sims, where funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Poorbaugh would have been 35 years old on the 29th of this month. She was a member of the Dunkard church and before her marriage was Miss Eliza Hostetler of Sand Patch, Somerset county. She was a member of the Dunkard church, and in addition to her husband, is survived by her parents and the following sisters: Ella Mae, Mrs. Francis Smith, Mrs. Irvin Bittner, Mrs. William Leyberger, Mrs. Frank Albright, and one brother, Harvey H. Hostetler, all of Somerset county.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 19, 1918
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



POORBAUGH, Franklin Andrew

FAIRHOPE, Pa. - Franklin Andrew Poorbaugh, 81, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of the Fairhope area, he was born November 14, 1889, a son of the late Uriah and Rose (Saylor) Poorbaugh. Mr. Poorbaugh was a retired farmer and retired sawmill employe. He was a member of the Lutheran Mt. Zion Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florence (Clites) Poorbaugh; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Bullington, RD 1, Manns Choice; two sons, Frank Poorbaugh, RD 1, Fairhope, and Albert A. Poorbaugh, Murraysville, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Lafferty and Mrs. Margaret Logue, both of Berlin, and Mrs. Emma Miller, Somerset; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. with Rev. Leroy Logsdon officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 14, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



POORBAUGH, Harvey A.

Harvey A. Poorbaugh of Roswell, N. M., formerly of Glencoe, died after an illness of several weeks. A former school teacher, he later became editor of The Johnstown Democrat. He moved to Roswell 52 years ago, and prior to that was the owner and operator of the Poorbaugh Printing Press in Roswell. Surviving are four children, 11 grandchildren, four brothers, including Thomas E. of Glencoe, Norman, of Hyndman, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Shipley, of Glencoe.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 30, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

POORBAUGH, John Nevin

John Nevin Poorbaugh, 73, Corriganville, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Glencoe, Pa., he was a son of the late Henry McClennan Poorbaugh and Anna (Schiller) Poorbaugh. He was a retired farmer and real estate developer, and at one time was a miner. Mr. Poorbaugh was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ and for 47 years a member of the Consistory and was an elder emeritus. He was also a member of Local 3817 UMWA in District 4 and the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Company. Besides his widow, Mrs. Florence Margaret (Deist) Poorbaugh, three children survive: Anna Louise Stump, Roaring Spring, Pa.; Paul Albert Poorbaugh, and Mrs. Pauline Alverta LaFontaine, Orlando, Fla., who are twins; a brother, Ralph Andrew Poorbaugh, West Palm Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Nettie Grace Deist, Glencoe, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Cleo Keefer, Akron; Mrs. Ada Margretta Hay, Tampa, Fla.; and Mrs. Mildred Alverta Naughton, Cumberland; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. It will be taken to St. John's United Church of Christ, Corriganville, Sunday at 1 p.m. for a service at 3:15 p.m. Rev. John Klindt, pastor, will officiate, and interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, near Berlin.
The Cumberland News, January 17, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

POORBAUGH, Miss Lucretia May

MEYERSDALE, Mar. 29 — Miss Lucretia May Poorbaugh, 68, died Saturday at the home of her brother-in-law, Earl Walker, in Brothers Valley township. A daughter of the late William H. and Sara Blubaugh Poorbaugh, she was born in Northampton township. There are four brothers, Howard E.,* Wellersburg burgess; Ammon W., retired Meyersdale merchant, Alvin of Lincoln, Neb., and Thomas of Garrett.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 29, 1943
[*should read Harvey]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



POORBAUGH, Norman Bruce

MEYERSDALE, July 7 - Following an illness of uremic poisoning, Norman Bruce Poorbaugh of Northampton township, a prominent farmer and tax collector, died Saturday night at the Wenzel Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Had he lived until October 26, he would have been 79 years old. Norman Bruce Poorbaugh was born and reared in Northampton township. In addition to his duties as tax collector and assessor for a number of years, he was also a member of the district school board, and he was an active member of the Mount Lebanon Reformed Church, having been an elder, deacon, trustee and Sunday School superintendent for many years. The deceased was married to Sarah Ellen Gladwell of near Garrett, who survives him, together with two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Boger of near Hays' Mills, and Mrs. Emma Bittner, of near Glencoe, and the following children: Harvey of Roswell, N. M. (formerly a Johnstown newspaperman; Jacob, at home; Earl, of Toledo, Ohio; Oscar, of near Johnstown; Norman, of Hyndman, Bedford Co.; Thomas, of Northampton township; Mrs. Mabel Shipley, of Connellsville; Charles, of California; Mrs. Frank Miller, of Glencoe; and Mrs. Nell McKenzie, of Mount Savage, Md. The funeral service was held this morning at the Mount Lebanon Reformed Church with Rev. J. B. Gindlesperger officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, July 7, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 22, 2011



POORBAUGH, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Gladwell

MEYERSDALE, Feb. 27 - Mrs. Sarah Ellen Poorbaugh, 87, died Saturday evening at her home at Glencoe, R. D. The daughter of Louis and Tracy (Stahl) Gladwell, she was the widow of Bruce Poorbaugh who died July 4, 1931. Surviving are nine children, including Mrs. C. F. Shipley of Connellsville, 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Mount Lebanon Reformed Church. Burial will be made In the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 27, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

POORBAUGH, Steven Paul

Steven Paul Poorbaugh, 11-day-old son of Earl E. and Grace (Kifer) Poorbaugh, RD 1, city, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. A brief service was held at George Funeral Home yesterday with Rev. Walter M. Twigg, Fllntstone Christian Church minister, officiating. Interment was in Zion Memorial Burial Park. Surviving, other than his parents, are two brothers, William E. and Douglas W. Poorbaugh, at home; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lottie Kifer, Flintstone, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Poorbaugh, Wellersburg, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 19, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

POORBAUGH, Mrs. Teresa Collins

Mrs. Earl Poorbaugh
MT. SAVAGE - Mrs. Teresa Poorbaugh. 72. wife of Earl Poorbaugh, died at her home here yesterday evening. She had been in ill health for some time. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Lemmert) Collins and was a member of St. Palrick's Catholic Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Gerald Wilhellm, Frostburg; Sister Mary Pacifica, Baltimore; Mrs. Elmer Clark, Mt. Savage, and Miss Alice Poorbaugh, at home; a son, Patrick Poorbaugh, Frostburg, and 11 grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Froslburg, after 7 p. m. today. A requiem mass will be celebraled Monday at 9 a. m. at St. Palrick's Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor, and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, August 1, 1958 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 1, 2010



POPE, David

David Pope, 91, retired farmer, died at his home near Guntertown on Saturday, January 5.  He was the son of the late Dorothy Fisher and Phillip Pope and was born February 22, 1854, at Wright's Crossing, near Frostburg. Mr. Pope moved to Garrett County at the age of eight years and resided on the same farm till his death.  He married Miss Elizabeth Bonig of Grantsville, who passed away several years ago. Five children were born to this union: Harry Pope, Grantsville; Mrs. Jesse Merrill, Avilton; Mrs. Cecil Michael and Mrs. Orville Crowe, both of Frostburg; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Pope was the last surviving member of his family, and was a member of the Grantsville Lutheran Church for 82 years.  Funeral services were held in Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Monday afternoon.  Rev. George Bowersox, assisted by Rev. Charles Sisk, officiated. The pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased patriarch - Glenn Durst, Robert and William Merrill, Kenneth Crowe, Scott and Harry Pope. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, January 10, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



POPE, Mrs. Emma Adeline Blocher

SPRINGS, Pa. — Mrs. Emma Adeline Pope, 82, of Star Route, formerly of Star Route, Frostburg, died Wednesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 10, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Edith Arietta (Dates) Blocher. Her husband, Herbert K. Pope, died April 28, 1979. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Pope was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Surviving are three sons, William Scott Pope, Cresaptown; Oliver David Pope, Aptos, Calif., and Harry Kenneth Pope, with whom she resided; 13 grandchildren, one step-grandchild and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Route 40, Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Edward Myers. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to the Mount Zion Church Memorial Fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 29, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012



 

POPE, Mrs. Florence Miller

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Mrs. Florence Pope, 60, wife of Harry W. Pope, died yesterday at her home here after an illness of three months. A native of Grantsville, Mrs. Pope had resided here since 1919. Her parents were the late Malin and Anna (Eichhorn) Miller. Surviving, besides her husband whom she married at Frostburg Md., in 1917, are three daughters, Mrs. Margret Romesburg, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Anna E. Starbard, Miss Florence Louise Pope, both of Alexandria, Va.; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Buckle, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Norman Patton, Grantsville; Mrs. Carl VanHorn, Elyria, Ohio, and Mrs. Ernest Blacher, Akron, Ohio. Rites Wednesday at the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren; interment at Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 15, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009



POPE, George L.

GRANTSVILLE — George L. Pope, 84, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Keating, Baltimore, after an illness of several days. A native of Garrett County, he was a son of the late Peter and Sarah (Michael) Pope. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and of Frostburg Moose Lodge. Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Janice Miller, Bolgerville, N. Y., and Mrs. Lula Bowman, Baltimore; two sons, Claude Pope, Salisbury, and Paul Pope, Baltimore; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 13, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



POPE, Mrs. H. C.

HARDY COUNTY WV -   Mrs. H. C. Pope, who has been quite sick for some time, died at Davis last Thurday morning at 2 o' clock am. Funeral service was held there Friday and the remains were taken through here Saturday to Upper Tract, her former home, where the burial took place Sunday. A husband and two small children were left to mourn her death. 
Moorefield Examiner of the 28th
Keyser Tribune, April 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010



 

POPE, Harry W.

Meyersdale - Harry W. Pope, 82, of here, died in Berlin. A native of Berlin, he was the son of David and Elizabeth Bonig Pope. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Calvin Romesberg, of Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Warren Starbard, of Bethesda, Md.; Mrs. James Hanlon, Camp LeJeune, N. C.; a brother, Herbert Pope, Frostburg, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Leota Crowe, Mrs. Minnie Merrill, and Mrs. Nettie Michael, all of Frostburg, and 10 grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, October 7, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

POPE, Mrs. Lois M. Lancaster

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Lois M. Pope, 45, of Star Route, Frostburg, died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mary Minnick, Star Route, Barton, after a lingering illness. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of Hilary and Nellie (Lavin) Lancaster. Mrs. Pope was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarysville Fire Company and Auxiliary to Cresaptown FOE 2883. Also surviving are her husband, Scott Pope; three sons, Robert Pope, Aldi, Va.; Francis Pope, Oxen Hill, and James Pope, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Pope, at home; five brothers, Charles Lancaster, Zihlman; Bruce and Herbert Lancaster, Frostburg; Ralph Lancaster, Follanbee, W. Va., and James Lancaster, Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Weimer, Middletown, Va.; and Mrs. Minnick. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. Cresaptown FOE Auxiliary will hold a memorial today at 7:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service by Clarysville Fire Auxiliary at 8 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Chiklork officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009



 

POPE, Mrs. Regina Loraditch

SALISBURY, PA - Mrs. Regina Pope, 64, died Tuesday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Pocahontas, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Alice McKenzie Loraditch. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Avilton, and the Christian Wives and Mothers of the church. Surviving are her husband, Claude Pope; six sons, Rev. Benedict Pope, OFM Cap., Hayes, Ky.; James Pope, Gaithersburg, Md.; Eugene and Steven Pope, here; Earl Pope, Mt. Savage; and David Pope, with the Army in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Keating, Frostburg; three brothers, Bernard Loraditch, Cumberland; James and John Loraditch, of California; and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Anne's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 14, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 30, 2009



POPE, Mrs. Sarah C. Michaels

Frostburg, Md., Dec 3 - The funeral of Mrs Peter Pope, aged 74 years, who died Monday was held Wednesday afternoon from the Mt Zion Methodist Church on the National Road, six miles from here. Mrs Pope died from complications of old age. Aside from her husband and two children, she is survived by two brothers, Lewis C Michaels, Center St and Charles Michaels, LaVale; two sisters, Mrs William Hunter, this city and Mrs Clara L Boettner, Pittsburgh, Pa. Burial was in Mt Zion church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., December 3, 1927 - pg 10, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 7, 2013


PORTER, Admiral Dewey
 
A Frostburg pedestrian was killed early this morning on his way to work at Frostburg State College. Maryland State Police identified the victim as A. Dewey Porter, 66, of 108 Center Street. He died shortly after being admitted to Miners Hospital with a crushed chest, numerous fractures and internal injuries. Frostburg Police Officer Edward Bevans and TFC George Watcher of the Maryland State Police said the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of College Avenue and Wood Street. Authorities said Vernon J. Miller, 56, of 64 Spring Street, Frostburg, was driving westbound on College Avenue and his car struck the victim. Police said the street is a steep grade and that Mr. Miller was traveling at a slow rate of speed. The driver took the victim to Miners Hospital after the accident occurred. Mr. Porter was enroute to the college where he is employed as a fireman. Mr. Miller was also reportedly on his way to work in Zihlman. An oddity of the accident is that on Monday night Mayor William Preston announced at a council meeting that Frostburg for the ninth straight year had been presented a safety plaque for not having a fatal accident. Records reveal the last fatal accident in Frostburg occurred nine years ago when a small child was killed by a milk truck on Welch Street. A native of Eckhart, Mr Porter was a son of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Beal) Porter. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marie (Kamauf) Porter; a stepson, Robert Gray, Bowie, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Long, of Frostburg; a brother, Harry Porter, Canton, Ohio, and two grandsons. Mr. Porter was a member of First English Baptist Church of Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 3, 1965 
[first name was Admiral]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Alberta Rebecca Griffith

WELLERSBURG — Mrs. Alberta Rebecca Porter, 79, widow of Grant Porter, died yesterday in Somerset State Hospital where she had been a patient a month. Born at Austin, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Bomar) Griffith. Mrs. Porter was a member oi Wellersburg Evangelical Church. Surviving are a son, Melvin Porter, RD 1, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Sturtz, Wellersburg, and Mrs. Nellie Butler, New York City; a brother, Herbert Griffith, Frostburg, 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Charles Evans. Interment will be in Cook's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. Alcinda

Mrs. Alcinda Porter, wife of the late Dr. G. Ellis Porter, died suddenly yesterday at the home of her son, Dr. W. Gibson Porter, Roland Park, Baltimore.  Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late Minor Gibson, and was a native of Va. Her husband practiced medicine many years at Lonaconing.  She went to Baltimore to reside with her son several years ago. She leaves surviving her, besides her son, Dr. W. G. Porter, Rev. Frank Porter, Baltimore, and a daughter, Miss Lizzie Porter of Roland Park. She was the only aunt of Mr. Glissan T. Porter, of Cumberland, and was 84 years old. The funeral will take place in Frostburg on Thursday afternoon. Interment will take place in the family lot in Allegany cemetery beside her husband and three children who preceded her.
- Cumb News of 24th
Keyser Tribune, April 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010




PORTER, Arthur J. (also wife, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13. left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it was wrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa Porter were burned in tho explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Arthur J. (also wife, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo. 
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



PORTER, Miss Betty Jane
 
A 21-year-old county woman was killed and three other persons were injured, one critically, when the car in which they were riding crashed against the rear of a heavy tractor-trailer on Route 40, eight miles east of Hancock, early this morning. The victim, Miss Betty Jane Porter, postmistress at Ellerslie, and daughter of Harry and Lydia (Lowery) Porter, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. State Trooper Raymond V. McGwire, who investigated, said the accident occurred about 2:39 when the car driven by William E. Clauson, of Corriganville, headed toward Hagerstown, passed another vehicle and hit the trailer at a place known as Park Head Levels. Clauson's condition is considered serious at Washington County Hospital where he was admitted for observation and treatment of extensive cuts and possible head injuries. [Other details of accident] Besides her parents, Miss Porter is survived by two brothers, Robert Porter, this city, and Edward Porter, Maryland State Line; and two sisters, Mrs. Irma Burkett and Mrs. Hazel Griffey, both of Ellerslie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 29, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

 

 

C. Frederick Porter

PORTER, C. Frederick

C. Frederick Porter
Eckhart, Md., Aug. 20. - C. Frederick Porter, 61, died yesterday at his home in Eckhart following a heart attack.  Mr. Porter, a retired coal miner, leaves his widow, Mrs. Jeannette Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Lavina Turk and Mrs. Lillian Skidmore and one son, Clarence Porter, Eckhart.  He is also survived by the following half-brothers and sisters: Daniel Porter, Girard, O.; James Porter, Frostburg; Isaac and George Porter, Mrs. Annie Himmelwright, Eckhart; Mrs. Rose Stafford, Mr. Savage; Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. William Stevens and Josephine Porter, Youngstown, O.
He was a member of the M. E. Church.
August 20, 1938, Cumberland Evening Times




PORTER, Mrs. Catherine Naughton
 
Mrs. Catherine Porter, wife of Fred W. Porter, Sr., 1201 Longford Road, Lutherville, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, where she had been a patient one month. She was a native of Cumberland, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Frances (Grabenstein) Naughton, and had resided here until about six years ago. Her husband was an employee of the Cumberland Post Office. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Texas, Md. Her survivors, in addition to her husband, are one son, Fred W. Porter Jr., Oxon Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen Armhold, Oxon Hill; Mrs. Gregory Miller, Baltimore, and Miss Susan Porter, at home; one brother, Edward J. Naughton, this city; and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Burns Funeral Home, 610 York Road, Towson. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Church with interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden, Baltimore.
The Cumberland News, April 15, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2013




PORTER, Charles

Charles Porter, who is a driver in Klondike mine and who lives at Grahamtown, near Frostburg, shot himself with a pistol in the temple at noon today, dying instantly. He was alone in his room at the time, and his family say he was shooting at rats. He was 27 years of age and leaves a wife and three children.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 25, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 21, 2013


PORTER, Chester Edward Jr.
 
Cumberland-Chester Edward Porter Jr., 63, of Cumberland died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Western Maryland Health System following an accident that occurred while he was doing what he loved, home construction. Born in Cumberland, MD, April 16, 1950, he was the son of the late, Chester Edward Porter, Sr. and June L. (Shroyer) Folk. Chester was an army veteran during the Vietnam conflict. He was a handyman who did all kinds of home construction. He had also been formerly employed by HRDC and the Tri-State Roofing Company. He enjoyed playing pool, poker and he was an avid bingo player. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna Jean (Walters) Porter, one daughter, Julie A. Bentham and husband Guy of Cumberland, one brother Donald D. Porter and wife Anne of Cumberland, three sisters including Rosetta Garlitz and husband George of Corriganville; Debbie McKenzie and husband Roger of Cumberland, and Diane Fairgrieve and George of Frostburg. Also surviving are his grandchildren Michelle R. Porter; Justin M., Jeremy L., and Karlee J. Bentham, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received for visitation at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. on 108 Virginia Avenue (www.scarpellifh.com) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 3-7 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 P.M with Reverend Paul Dietz officiating. Interment will be at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap.
Scarpelli Funeral Home obituary, posted January 16, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 18, 2014

PORTER, Charles W.

Eckhart, Md., Jan. 26 - Charles W. Porter, 90, oldest resident of Eckhart, died last night at his home, Quality Hill, after an illness of one week. Mr. Porter, who observed his 90th birthday on New Year's Day, had been active until he was stricken. He was a native of Eckhart and a retired engineer of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad. Besides his widow, Mrs. Margaret Beal Porter, 81, he is survived by five sons, Harry, of Canton, Ohio; Jesse, of Lonaconing; Dewey, of Frostburg; Thomas and Edward Porter, of Eckhart; two daughters, Mrs. Colonne Long, Frostburg; and Miss Fannie Porter, at home; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist church. Mr. Porter was mentally and physically active until his fatal illness, and last year planted his own garden and attended his flowers.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



PORTER, Charles William

PETERSBURG, Va. - Charles William Porter, 35, of here, died Saturday after an illness of several months. A native of Ellerslie, Mr. Porter had lived in Petersburg for about seven years. A veteran of World War II, he was past commander of Post 622, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Petersburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Porter; a daughter, Miss Patricia G. Porter, Petersburg; two sons, Stephen and Daniel Porter, both of here; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. James V. Porter, Ellerslie; a half-sister, Miss Janet Porter, Ellerslie; three brothers, Frederick P., Hyndman; James N. Porter, Greenburg, Pa.; Robert L. Porter, Erie, Pa. The body is at the Morris Funeral Home here where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George County, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012


PORTER, Clair E.
 
Clair E. Porter, 17, Upper Corriganville, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he was admitted more than two months ago. He had been ill most of his life. The youth was born January 8, 1933, in Wood, Pa., a son of Elmer A. and Hazel (Jarlock*) Porter. Surviving, besides his parents, are three brothers, Chester Porter, Kennell's Mills, Pa., and Lester and Melvin Porter, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Blaine, Berkley, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Knippenburg and Margaret and Grace Porter, at home, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Glass, Barrelville, and Mrs. Eisabeth Jarlock*, Mt. Union, Pa. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in Pentecostal Church on Mt. Savage Road. Rev. Robert Glass, pastor, will officiate with burial in White Oak, Pa., Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, August 25, 1950
[mother's maiden name is Garlock]
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 18, 2013 


PORTER, Mrs. Clarabell Bluebaugh

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Clarabell Porter, 57, of Zihlman, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles Lee and Sarah Jane (Bennett) Bluebaugh. Surviving are her husband. Urban Porter; eight daughters, Joan Paulelte and Crystal Lee Porter, both at home; Mrs. Robert Hare and Mrs. Gerald Dawson, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Daniel Hawks, here; Mrs. Perry G. Ohler, LaVale; Mrs. Reford Crowe, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Howard Arnold, Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Urban Porter Jr., at home: two brothers, George Bluebaugh, Cresaptown, and Lee Bluebaugh, of Queen Annes County; three sisters, Mrs. James Geary, Borden Mines; Mrs. Conrad Sloan, Cumberland, and Mrs. Frank Tosenell, Baltimore; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. William Anderson and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 14, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011



PORTER, Cobey (also LEWIS, Miss Emma)

Springfield, Oct. 7 (AP) — Two Maryland residents were killed and four other persons hurt, two probably fatally, in a head-on collision between two automobiles six miles east of here early today. The dead are Miss Emma Lewis, Cumberland, Md., R.F.D. 1, and Cobey Porter, Eckhart Mines, Md. The injured are Mr. and Mrs. C. Lear Twigg, both 37, of Cumberland; Edmond Lewis, 75, father of the dead girl and Mrs. Twigg, and Eugene C. Phillips, London, Ohio, insurance agent. The Maryland car, believed to have been driven by Twigg, met the Phillips car head on, on the National Highway at Harmony near here. The Maryland party was en route home from the Century of Progress at Chicago. Souvenirs of the fair were strewn over the highway. Lewis and Phillips suffered fractured skulls, and physicians expressed doubt that either would recover. The Twiggs, although rendered unconscious, were not seriously hurt. All of the victims were brought to the City Hospital. Miss Lewis, who had been a saleswoman for the Cumberland Cloak and Suit Company for some years, resided in LaVale. She had been away all week but had worked at the store last Saturday. Mr. Porter paid her attention. He resided with his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Porter on the Thermestile farm near Eckhart, where he also operated a fuel mine. He was a son of the late Morrison Porter. Surviving, besides his mother, are four brothers, Marshall, residing on the farm, and Walter, Nathan and Russell, of Eckhart, and seven sisters, Mrs. John Kreitzburg, Clarysville; Mrs. Richard Watson, and Mrs. Lulu Snyder, Eckhart; Mrs. Richard Loar, La Vale; Mrs. David Stark and Mrs. Harry Craze, Frostburg; and Mrs. Frank Bloomer, Baltimore. Mr. Porter was 34 years old. Mr. Twigg is the carrier on Route 5, Cresaptown territory. It was stated at the postoffice that he was on vacation.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 7, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012


PORTER, Miss Cora E.

Miss Cora E. Porter, 92, of 303 North Centre Street, died Friday in the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, where she was a patient one month. Born at Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Josiah M. and Mary (Lewis) Porter. Miss Porter was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church and was last employed as a clerk by the Cumberland Cloak and Suit Company. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Marie Parron, with whom she resided. Friends will be received in the Kight Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home by Rev. Douglas L. Sivers. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, June 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, D. Nathan

FROSTBURG — D. Nathan Porter, 75, Parkersburg Road, Eckhart, died yeslerday at Sacred Hearl Hospilal, Cumberland. Born at Eckhart, he was the son of the late Morris Porter and Mary Ann (Rephann) Porter. He had been a self-employed farmer and coal miner and was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Porter) Porter; one son, William Porter, Eckhart; three daughters, Mrs. Mina Pifalo, Mrs. Jane Pifalo, and Mrs. Shirley Robertson, all of Eckhart; two sisters Mrs. Virgie Stark here, Mrs. Emma Bloomer, Baltimore; two brothers, Russell Porter and Marshall Porter, both of Eckhart; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, March 19, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, Edward G. 

FROSTBURG — Edward G. (Mike) Porter, 70, Eckhart Mines, died this morning in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. He was the son of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Beal) Porter, and was a native of Eckhart. He is survived by three brothers, Harry and Jesse Porter, Canton, Ohio, and Dewey Porter, Frostburg; two sisters, Miss Fannie Porter, Eckhart, and Mrs. Bertha Long, Frostburg. He was a retired railroad conductor of the C and P Railroad, a member of Eckhart Methodist Church, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He is a veteran of World War I and a member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 17, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012


PORTER, Elisha C.

SCOTTDALE, Aug. 2 — Elisha C. Porter, a well known farmer and almost a life-long resident of this community, died at his home one mile west of Scottdale this morning at 2 o'clock, after several months' illness due to a disease of the nerves, aged 64 years. He was taken ill last autumn after suffering a fall from a mowing machine. While crossing a small stream, the mower dropping sidewise and he was tumbled backward out of the seat, alighting on his head and shoulders. For the past 10 months he had been confined to his room, but bore his illness uncomplainingly and with Christian fortitude. The deceased was a son of the late Moses and Amy Porter, early residents of this section. He is survived by his wife, Almeda, only sister of Dr. A. W. Strickler of Scottdale, and three sons, Albert L., of The Courier staff, James Lester, representative of a tea and coffee firm, and John Allan, who is on the home farm. Three brothers and a sister survive: J. Dennis Porter, a farmer of near Summit Mines, George W. Porter, on a nearby farm to Scottdale; L. Lindley Porter, a physician of North Yakima, Washington, and Miss Lydia Porter of Scottdale. He was for a great many years a member of the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church and served for several years as Superintendent of the Sunday school and a member of the Official Board, and for the last 12 years has prepared the communion after this duty was relinquished by his brother-in-law, the late John Keyser, on account of his illness.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, August 2, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



PORTER, Elizabeth Vance Stoner (also husband, Arthur J. Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13, left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it waswrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa Porter were burned in tho explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Elizabeth Vance Stoner (also husband, Arthur J. Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo. 
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


 
PORTER, Mrs. Ellen Steele

Mrs. Ellen (Steele) Porter, aged 74, wife of George W. Porter, Zihlman, Md., died Tuesday, November 23rd. The body is at the home where friends and relatives will be received. Funeral services Friday, 2 p.m. in Allegany Methodist Church, Zihlman. Rev. John Wilson, pastor, will officiate. Interment in Allegany Cemetery. Arrangements by Durst's Funeral Service.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Elsie Cochran

SCOTTDALE, Jan. 3 — Elsie Cochran Porter, wife of George W. Porter, Sr., died at her home, one mile west of Scottdale, yesterday, in the 78th year of her life, after an illness of several years from rheumatism. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cochran and was born on the farm where she spent her life. In spite of much suffering, she kept a calm and peaceful disposition. and was uncomplaining. She joined the Tyrone Presbyterian Church, south of here, and brought her letter to the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church in January of 1886. She is survived by her husband, who is a well known farmer, and three children, ono son, Arthur J. Portor[sic], also a farmer, and assessor of East Huntingdon township, and two daughters, Miss Dessie Porter and Miss Amy Jane Porter, the latter the superintendent of the Primary Department of the Fayette County Sunday School Association. One sister survives, Mrs. J. Smith Lobingner of Mount Pleasant. The funeral services will take place from the late home of the deceased, west of town on the road from the Catholic Cemetery over to the road that is an extension of West Pittsburg street. The services will be in charge of Rev. Archibald Affid, formerly pastor of the Jacobs Creek Church, now at Masontown, and Rev. P. O. Wagner, of the Jacob Creek Church, and Rev. J. J. Funk of Mt. Nebo United Brethren Church.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, January 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Emily "Amy" Wade

AMY PORTER IS DEAD
At the Age of 94 at Her Home in Scottdale ~ An old resident of Tyrone
She Leaves a Large Number of Descendents in the North End of the County-Faculties Were Active Until the End.
Scottdale, Apr 1 - Mrs Amy Porter, the oldest resident in this section, died at 8 o'clock last night at her home at 314 Chestnut St, aged 94 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was the widow of the late Moses Porter, a prominent farmer, who died in 1880 near here. In many respects, she was a wonderful woman and had a large friendship throughout the county. She was of a rarely uncomplaining and philosophical disposition and although bedfast for months only during the last few days did she suffer. Her mental faculties and memory were keen and clear to the last and knew all those whom she saw. Of an indomitable spirit, uncomplaining and unostentatious, as any soldier, and cheerful and thoughtful of all, even on her death bed. She had fought the battle of life and felt she was going to a peaceful reward and many who read this will sorrow that the end has come, and has left in bereavement, especially her daughter, Miss Lydia, who had been her constant companion for years. The funeral services will take place at the Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs Porter was the daughter of Henry and Rachel Wade of near Cumberland, Md and was born there August 12, 1809. Her father lived to be 96 years old, but her mother died at the age of 46. Mrs Porter's grandmother, Mrs Augustine Wade was 99 years old when she died. Emily or Amy Wade and Moses Porter were married at Wellersburg, Allegany County, Md, April 17, 1828. There were 15 children born to them. Of these, there still survive: James Dennis Porter of Summit Mines; George W and Elisha O, farmers of near Scottdale; Dr L Lindsey Porter, a physician practicing in Roslyn, Washington and Miss Lydia Porter of 314 Chestnut St, Scottdale with whom her mother lived. For the last year, Mrs Porter's only living sister out of eight children, Mrs Ellen Arnold, of Frostburg, Md, who was 82 years old on November 3, 1903, has been living with her. Mrs Arnold received a severe shock the last few days from Frostburg that her oldest daughter, Mrs Sarah Ellen Walsh, was dead there. Moses McKinzie, grandfather of Mrs Porter and Mrs Arnold, came from Scotland and served seven years in the American Revolution as did two uncles of the women. Mrs Porter's second son, the late G Ellis Porter of Lonaconing, Md, on April 19, 1861 upon arrival of news that the Massachusetts troops going through Baltimore had been fired upon, made the first public speech in Maryland in favor of the Union and formed a company of which he became a captain. He later became a major. He was a descendent of the fifth generation of John Porter of Gloucestershire England, who was driven out of the country for singing a song of his own composition which was not complimentary to reigning monarch, George the First.
Connellsville Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, April 1, 1904 - pg 1, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Fannie

Mrs. Fannie Porter, aged 52 years, wife of Moses Porter, meat dealer, died Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home on Mechanic street. Mrs. Porter was seriously injured during a wind storm last fall when a stable door fell upon her. Since that time she had been an invalid. Mrs. Porter was a consistant member of Grace M. E. Church, South. The survivors are her husband, Moses Porter, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Plummer and Mrs. Philip Blocher and Miss Margaret Porter, and two sons, John and Daniel Porter.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 29, 1919
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


PORTER, Miss Flossie M.

Miss Flossie M. Porter, aged 16 years, died Saturday night. She had been a patient for seven months at State Sanatorium Sabillasville until three weeks ago. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers as follows: Mrs. Carrie Shaffer, Mrs. Annie Lashbaugh, Mrs. Bessie Weinbrenner (sic), Mrs. Nellie Stott and Benjamin and Walter Porter. The funeral was held this afternoon at the home of her father, George Porter, by the Rev. L. L. McDougle, pastor of Eckhart M. E. Church. Interment was in Porter Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1922
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Frank

GRANT COUNTY WV - 
Frank Porter died at Laneville last week. Mr Porter was born and raised in Grant county, and was a brother of Constable George Porter of Arthur, and Isaac Porter of Williamsport. 
Press (Petersburg) of 25th

Keyser Tribune, August 9, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010



PORTER, George
 
Mt Savage, Md
Mr George Porter, after several years of suffering from consumption, died at his home in this place last night.  The deceased was aged about forty-three years and had ?  ? for a number of years.  He is survived by his mother, wife, and a number of small children.  Notice of the funeral will be given later.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, July 13, 1905 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 11, 2014 

 
PORTER, George 

Mt Savage, Md
The late George Porter, notice of whose death appeared in yesterday's Times, was one of our best citizens.  When quite young he entered the employ of the Union Mining Company, working in their fire brick works until about nineteen years ago, when he went into the liquor business until the first of last May.  About twenty years ago, he married Miss Mary A Mullaney, daughter of the late Charles Mullaney and eight children blessed this union, all of whom are living.  He was a member of the Catholic Bellavance Union and carried an insurance order of 3000 dollars.  He was a life long member of St Patrick's Catholic church and was very generous in its support.  His funeral will take place Saturday at 10:15 o'clock from his residence, thence to St Patrick's church where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul.  His aged mother, wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, July 14, 1905, pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 11, 2014



NAME: George Edward Porter, 94, of Frostburg

Parents: Charles and Anna B. (Cronin) Porter

DOD: February 28, 2014. Born November 12, 1918 in Youngstown, OH;

Predeceased by: parents, two brothers, Frances Porter and William Porter, and one sister, Ella Cronin.

Military: WWII Private Army Veteran serving in Columbia Air Base, 82nd Airborne Division.

Survived by: sister, Mary C. Whiteman, Lonaconing, niece, Peggy Whiteman, and her fiancé Frank Danfelt of Tomahawk, WV, niece, Joann Cook, Ohio, and nephew, Bill Porter, PA and several other nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; cousins in California, the Spates family and Andrea Bowden in Baltimore, close friends Viola Ruch and family in St. Louis, MO, and Bob Footen.

Burial: Cremation

Source: Durst Funeral Home
(Courtesy of Marion Steiding Chappell)
Posted March 9, 2014 


PORTER, George M.

George M. Porter, 53, of 208 South Tenth St., died unexpectedly Saturday morning in his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late William W. and Ida Losier Porter. He was a member of Local 66-B of Operating Engineers, Pittsburgh, and formerly was employed by the Kendi Slag Co. of Dunbar. He had been active in the Connellsville Pony League, serving as a manager. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Claribell Shumaker Porter; two sons, Dennis at home and David of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Joyce) Pirl of Connellsville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hustosky and Mrs. Marybelle Ceconi of Connellsville, and a brother, Bryston of Reisterstown, Md. The body is at the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Lester Crum officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 8, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010




PORTER, George P.

George P. Porter, 68, of 1906 Bedford Street, died Sunday in Baltimore. A son of the late George T. and Florence (Kepner) Porter, he was a retired clerk for the B&O Railroad and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah (Weese) McHardy Porter; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Shade (sic), city; one step-daughter, Miss Betty J. McHardy, city; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Sellers. Oakland; Mrs. Katherine Boggs, Dregs. W. Va., and Mrs. Fred Draper, Clear Spring, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Everett Culp. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, December 14, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012


PORTER, George W.

SCOTTDALE, Jan. 24 — George W. Porter, 96 years old, oldest citizen of the community, died Thursday night at 11 o'clock at his home west of Scottdale. He was a retired farmer and was a lifelong member of the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church. He assisted in the building of the church, many years ago. His wife, Mrs. Elsie Cochran Porter, died January, 1911. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Christy at home and Mrs. Amy Porter Boyd of Scottdale; also two grandchildren, Miss Celia Porter and Ivan Porter of Scottdale.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, January 24, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



PORTER, George W.
 
History from Times Files - 20 Years Ago -
George W. Porter, 78, Mt. Savage, died.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 7, 1936
[date of death 1916]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, George Washington
 
ECKHART - George Washington Porter, 86, of Parkersburg Road, died yesterday. He had been in failing health five years. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Porter, Eckhart; two brothers, Isaac Porter, Eckhart, and James Porter, Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Tillie Stevenson and Mrs. Rillie Morgan, both of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, Niles, Ohio, and Mrs. Jane Bennett, Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the John J. Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home, 58 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, where friends will be received frorn 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m A service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. William Anderson, pastor of the Eckhart Methodist Church and Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Cumberland. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 25, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, George William

MEYERSDALE — George William Porter, 58, of RD 4, Meyersdale, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Mt. Savage, he was born November 10, 1902, a son of the late George W. and Tillie (Kennell) Porter. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy (Witt) Porter; five children, Mrs. Maxine Bennett, Cumberland; Mrs. Patty Murray, RD 4, Meyersdale, and Elwood, Wayne and Richard Porter, all at home; two brothers, John Porter, RD 4, Meyersdale, and Charlie Porter, Corriganville; six sisters, Mrs. Florence McFarland, Mrs. Bessie Likens, Mrs. Dorothy Beck, all of Cumberland, Mrs. Mary Keareny and Mrs. Elthea Spahr, both of RD 4, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Juanita Vassallo, Painesville, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Mr. Porter was a member of EUB Temple Church, where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Earl Myers, with interment to be in Temple Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence after noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011




PORTER, Gilbert

Frostburg, Nov 14 - Gilbert L. Porter, 45, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter and the late Josiah Porter, died this morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Eckhart, following a brief illness of kidney trouble. Mr. Porter was well known in Frostburg where he had distributed milk from his dairy farm for many years. Besides his mother, he leaves his widow who was Miss Gladys Sleeman of Frostburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Engle, Eckhart, and Mrs. Herbert H. Griffith, Frostburg. He was a lifelong resident of Eckhart, where before going into the dairy business, he was employed by his brother-in-law, Walter Engle, at his farm. He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 14, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Glissan F.

Keyser, W. Va., April 27 - Glissan F. Porter, 67, died yesterday morning after an illness of six months. He was born and reared at Mount Savage and had resided here for the past 18 years, having been employed by the City Water Department. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Agnes Atkinson, of Lonaconing; two sons, James and John Porter, Keyser; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hosier, Cumberland, and Miss Edna Porter, Keyser; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from his home, 105 D street, with Rev. John A. Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Queen's Point Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 27, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2012


PORTER, Harry E.

Brooding and melancholy over his continued ill health and inability to work, Harry E. Porter, 49 years old, a coal miner, living at Barrellsville, below Mt. Savage, took his life at 8:30 o'clock this morning by shooting himself in the head with a shot-gun at his home. The act was committed in the upstairs bedroom of the home. Indications were that Porter stood up, bent his head over the muzzle of a single barrel twelve-gauge shotgun, and pulled the trigger with his toe. The charge blew off half his face and top of his head, the shot and portions of his head striking the ceiling above. A year old grandchild, laying in a crib in the bedroom, was the only eyewitness of the tragedy. According to members of the family, Porter was low spirited and had talked at intervals of ending his life. In recent days he had repeated the threat. He arose at 6 o'clock this morning and asked for a razor to shave himself, but his wife pretended it had been mislaid. There was a shotgun in the house, but it was unloaded and no shells kept. Porter went down into the village and evidently obtained a loaded shell from some source. He came back and later went upstairs. Sometime later the family heard the explosion and going to the room found him, dying and slumped over the shotgun on the floor. Dr. H. J. Bostetter of Mt. Savage was summoned and pronounced Porter dead. An investigation was made by Sheriff William Harvey, County Investigator Terrence J. Boyle and Acting Coroner O. H. Bruce. The latter signed a certificate that Porter came to his death by a self-inflicted wound. It was learned that Porter about ten years ago received a severe injury to his head when struck by a piece of timber in the mines and that he had been in poor health for some time and under treatment by a physician. He is survived by his wife and four grown children, Mrs. Virgie Porter, two sons, Elmer A. and John E. Porter, and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Troutman and Miss Viola B. Porter, at home. The body was taken in charge of an undertaker and prepared for burial.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 24, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012




PORTER, Harry Robert

Harry Robert Porter, 73, of Ellerslie, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. His parents were the late Norman and Sarah (Stair) Porter. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Lydia Lowery; four children, Mrs. Erma Burkett; Mrs. Hazel Griffey and Robert B. Porter, Ellerslie, and Rev. Edward H. Porter, Kensington, and two brothers, John and James Porter, Ellerslie. Mr. Porter was a member of Ellerslie Methodist Church, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. J. L. Moore, pastor. Interment will take place in Palo Alto, Pa., Cemetery. He also held membership in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 23, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


PORTER, Homer

Homer Porter, two-year-old son of Elmer A. and Hazel R. (Garlock) Porter, Corriganville, died last night near Uniontown, Pa., as he was being taken to a Pittsburgh hospital to have a peanut removed from his windpipe. The child was given a few peanuts by his parents about 7 p.m. yesterday and fell while eating them. One of the nuts was jarred into the windpipe by the fall. The infant was taken to a local physician who advised the parents to take him to Pittsburgh or Baltimore. At 9:30 p.m., 13 miles east of Uniontown, (apparently missing text) pro- ents state(sic). They continued on to Uniontown where a physician pronounced Homer dead. Surviving, besides his parents, are four brothers, Lester, Chester, Clare Elmer and Melvin Leroy Porter, and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Marguerite Porter.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Mrs. Ida Mae Brown
 
FROSTBURG — Mrs. Ida Mae Porter, 75, wife of George W. Porter, of Eckhart, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient four weeks. Born at Cash Valley, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Helena (Hobell) Brown. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Women of the Moose at Frostburg. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Porter, Eckhart; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Snyder, Cumberland; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. The Women of the Moose will hold a service tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. George L. Wehler, and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 22, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, Isaac G.
 
FROSTBURG — Isaac G. Porter, 86, Eckhart, died yesterday in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Eckhart, he was the son of the late William Porter and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. Mr. Porter was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church, United Mine Workers, Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg VFW and Frostburg Moose Lodge. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, Niles, Ohio; Mrs. Jane Bennett, North Carolina, and among a number of nieces and nephews, Mrs. Mildred Porter, Eckhart. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev. George Wehler will officiate and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Farrady Post will accord military graveside rites and pallbearers will be Richard Robertson, William Pifalo, Francis Pifalo, William Keller, Glenn Pryor and Dennis Porter.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, February 23, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012


PORTER, Isaac M.

Services for Isaac M. Porter, 77, of 168 Altamont Terrace, who died Thursday, were held yesterday at Stein's chapel by the Rev. T. G. Harrison. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Durbin, Louis E. Snyder, Harvey Riggleman, John Smith, Paul C. Nicewarner, and Scott Braham.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


PORTER, James Dennis

Scottdale - James Dennis Porter, one of the earliest residents of this locality, died after a lingering illness following a paralytic stroke, on Saturday evening at 8.15, aged 77 years. He had spent the greater part of his lifetime on his farm near the Cunningham Bridge, but had spent the last, couple of years of his life on the Keyser farm near Owensdale, where he died. The deceased was a son of the late Moses and Amy Wade Porter, and leaves a brother and sister, George W. Porter, Sr., of near Scottdale, and Miss Lydia Porter of Scottdale. Mr. Porter was married twice, his first wife being Kate Williams of near Menden. The second wife was Elizabeth Owens, who survives him. The children living who were born to the first union are Thomas Walter Porter, M. (illegible) Porter, George W. Porter, Jr., of Porter and Stoner of Scottdale, Mrs. Mahlon F. Stoner and H. Clinton Porter of near Scottdale; Mrs. Allie B. Gault of Tyrone church, and G. Ellis Porter of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. J. H. Owens of Toledo, Iowa. Those living of the second marriage are Gertrud, wife of William Hull, of Owensdale; Nettie, wife of Mr. Amney Gault, of Lecrone (?); Winifred, wife of William Johnston, of Scottdale; Jessie, wife of Fred Simpson, of Marion, Iowa; Olive, wife of Edward Terrance, Scottdale; Minnie, wife of Detmar Colton (?), on the old homeplace; Rebecca, wife of Benjamin Gault, of Tyrone church; and Alexander Porter, employed by the Union Supply Company, and living at home. The funeral services will be held in the Owensdale United Brethren church, of which the deceased was one of the builders, at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning, with burial at the Scottdale cemetery. The people will meet at the home at 10 o'clock.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, May 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


 
PORTER, James H.

FROSTBURG - James H. Porter, 78, of 189 Ormond Street, died at his home yesterday at noon following an illness of a year. He was a retired coal miner. A native of Eckhart, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary (Mathews) Porter, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keedy, Frostburg, two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Lisbell and Mrs. Matilda Stevenson, both of Youngstown; a brother, Isaac Porter, Eckhart, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Leonard B. Ranson will offciate and interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

 

PORTER, Mrs. Jenetta M. Willison

Eckhart - Mrs. Jenetta M. Porter, 83, died yesterday att he home of her daughter,  Mrs. William Myers.  She had been in failing health the past 18 months. A native of Eckhart she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Walkenshaw) Willison and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  Her husband, Frederick Porter, preceded her in death. Besides Mrs. Myers, she is survived by a son, Clarence Porter, Red Hill; Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. George W. Hattenfield.  Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Watson, Ronald Hansel, Robert Hansel, Earl Kreitzburg, Harold Dudley and Edison Duckworth.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 4, 1963
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)
Posted July 16, 2009

 


 

PORTER, James Norman

James Norman Porter, 59, of Greensburg, Pa., and a native of Ellerslie, died Wednesday at Greensburg Hospital. He was a son of the late James V. and Kathryn (Raley) Porter and was employed as chief engineer for the Old Republic Insurance Company. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church, Greensburg, Irwin Male Chorus, Western Pennsylvania Chapter American Society of Engineers, Veterans of Safety and of East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Virginia (Cook) Porter; a son, James N. Porter, Jr., Durham, N. C.; three daughters, Judith, Kathryn and Linda Porter, all at home; two brothers, Fred T. Porter, Hyndman, and Robert L. Porter, Anaheim, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Janet Williams, Mt. Savage, and two grandsons. The body will be at the Kipple Funeral Home in Greensburg where friends will be received today from 3 until 5 p. m. and 7 until 10 p. m. It will be removed to the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, tomorrow for viewing from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m. with Dr. Kenneth Rutter officiating. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, Ellerslie. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Arthritis Fund.
The Cumberland News, August 4, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010

 


PORTER, Jesse
 
ECKHART — Jesse (Skip) Porter, of here, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Maggie (Beal) Porter. Surviving are his widow, Thelma (Kroll) Porter; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Long, Frostburg; two brothers, Harry Porter, Canton, Ohio, and Dewey Porter, Frostburg. The body is at the residence where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. William Anderson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church, will officiate and internment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 14, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012



PORTER, John

John Porter, 75, of Eckhart, retired coal miner, died yesterday morning at the Allegany County Infirmary. He was a son of the late Hamson L. and Margaret (Harden) Porter. Surviving are one son, Glison Porter, Locust Grove; a niece, Mrs. Henry Stark, and a nephew, Harry Snyder, both of Frostburg. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. John L.

Death of Mrs. John L. Porter.
Mrs. John L. Porter, an aged lady of this place. died yesterday at 12:30 p.m. at her home on West Union street, after an illness of many years.  She is survived by several sons and daughters, among whom are Miss Kate A. Porter, Miss Bernadette Porter, Mrs. Harry Parker, of Norfolk and Harry DeSalles Porter.
Cumberland Evening Times; Monday, 20 May 1912
~Genie
Posted January 23, 2011

 


PORTER, John Philip
 
FROSTBURG — John Philip Porter, 54, of 32 Blair Street, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since Thursday. Mr. Porter was a member of Grahamtown Gospel Hall. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Verna (Spiker) Porter; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Price and Mrs. Eunice Whiteman, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Crowe Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Linne Fazenbaker, Frostburg, and a brother, Daniel Porter, Hollidaysburg, Pa. Rites will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the residence. Burial will take place in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Times, November 16, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, John Ross
 
John Ross Porter, 82, of Ellerslie, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Londonderry Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah (Stair) Porter. He was a member of the Ellerslie Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nellie (Waltman) Porter; three daughters, Mrs. Alma Thompson, Hyattsville; Mrs. Alverna M. Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Loy Holler, both of Hyndman, Pa.: two sons, Harlan E. Porter, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; and Richard E. Porter, Ellwood City, Pa.; one brother, James Porter, Ellerslie; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. J. Howard Smith, pastor of the Ellerslie EUB church. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 11, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, John Walter

WELLERSBURG, Pa. — John Walter Porter, 72, area coal miner, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. A native of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary Jane (Smith) Porter. He was a member of Moffatt Memorial Presbyterian Mission, Barrelville. His wife was the late Mrs. Rose (Lowery) Porter. Mr. Porter is survived by five sons, Ralph Porter, Cumberland; James Porter, Barrelville; Ross Porter, Eckhart; Theodore Porter, Barrelville, and Thomas Porter, Tyson Corner, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Ginghill, Tyson Corner, Va., and Mrs. Anna Norris, Williamsport; one sister, Mrs. Nora Emerson, Cumberland; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the residence. Burial will be in Cook's Mill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


PORTER, John Wesley

John Wesley Porter, 84, Route 5, Winchester Road, died this morning in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been ill a short time. Mr. Porter was born in Maryland, a son of the late John S. and Rebecca Porter. He belonged to Cresaptown Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Trubadour Lewis, Route 5, and Mrs. Walter Yoder, McMullen Highway; a son, Marshall Porter, Route 5, and 12 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Hafer Funeral Home in Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 21, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


PORTER, Mrs. L. Maude Nelson
 
ECKHART — Mrs. L. Maude Porter, 82, Parkersburg Road, here, died yesterday at the Lions Manor Nursing Home after a lingering illness. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Dora (Lancaster) Nelson. Her husband, Thomas E. Porter, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, O. Bruce Porter, here; two daughters, Mrs. Doris A. White, Cumberland, and Mrs. Ruth L. Pfingsten, Aberdeen, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Holsinger, here; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 m. by Rev. Donald Russell, assisted by Rev. Clarence Kaylor. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. Lorena

Mrs. Lorena Porter, wife of Mr. Grant Porter, who resides about two miles west of Piedmont, died Saturday evening, August 31, 1912, aged 74 years. The deceased leaves besides her husband, two sons by a former marriage. The funeral took place Monday and the remains were interred in Kight's grave yard, near Cross. 
Piedmont Herald, Keyser Tribune, September 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010



PORTER, Miss Lydia

SCOTTDALE, June 12 — Miss Lydia Porter, in her 92nd year, died at 3.30 o'clock Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor of 314 North Chestnut street, where she had made her home for several years. She suffered a fall several weeks ago and did not recover from the injury. Miss Porter was a daughter of the late Moses and Amy Walde (sic: Wade) Porter, was born in Fayette county, April 18, 1841, and lived for many years at Owensdale. With her mother she moved to Scottdale 30 years ago to live with her sister, the late Mrs. Rebecca Keyser, widow of John Keyser, who for many years had been a resident of Owensdale. Both mother and sister died here years ago, the mother at the age of 95 years. One brother survives, George W. Porter, west of town, now in the nineties. A number of nephews and nieces also remain. The funeral service will be at the home at 314 Chestnut street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. R. P. Andrews, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Miss Porter was a member, officiatng. Burial will be in Scottdale Cemetery.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, June 12, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. Lydia Grace Lowery

Ellerslie - Mrs. Lydia Grace Porter, 87, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born April 15, 1884 at RD 1, Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Emma Lowery. Her husband, Harry R. Porter, preceded her in death in 1951. Mrs. Porter was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, a member of WSCS of the church, and the Dorcas Class of the Sunday School. She was also a member of Cumberland Chapter 56, Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies' Auxiliary of Railway Trainmen and Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Burkett and Mrs. Quentin L. Griffey, both of Ellerslie; two sons, Rev. Edward H. Porter, Wheaton; Robert P. Porter, LaVale; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Myers, Ellerslie, and Mrs. Mae Reighard, LaVale; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, by Rev. Milton W. Benny, Jr., pastor. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, October 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Margaret Harden

Eckhart, May 4 - Services for Margaret (Harden) Porter, 93, Eckhart's oldest resident, who died Monday morning at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. Henry Stark, were held yesterday afternoon from the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg, with the Rev. John E. Myers, St. Albans, W. Va., a relative, in charge. He was assisted by Rev. John M. Wilson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Henry Stark, Harry Snyder, Aaron Snyder, Glenn Pryor, Philip Thomas and Glisson Porter. Interment was in the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.

The Cumberland Evening Times,  May 4, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2012




PORTER, Mrs. Margaret Catherine Beal
 
FROSTBURG — Rites for Mrs. Margaret Catherine Porter, 87, widow of Charles W. Porter, who died yesterday at her home in Eckhart, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the residence by Rev. Charles Mead, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Surviving are five sons, Thomas E. and Edward G. Porter, Eckhart; Henry F. Porter, Massilon, Ohio; Jesse H. Porter, Lonaconing, and Dewey A. Porter, Frostburg, and two daughters, Mrs. Colonne Long, Frostburg, and Fannie Porter, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 7, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Maria Albright
 
Mount Savage
An Aged Resident Dead.
Mrs. Maria Porter, aged 82 years, who has been suffering from ill health for a long time, passed away last night at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Porter was the mother of both George and Samuel Porter, both of this place, now deceased and is survived by one brother. Mr. Levi Albright, and a number of grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, from which, church the funeral will take place Monday morning at 8 o'clock.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 16, 1909 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 11, 2014



PORTER, Mrs. Mary Ann Rephann
 
Frostburg, Nov. 23 — Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Porter, 87, who died Monday, were held yesterday afternoon at her home, Thermostile Farm, Eckhart. Rev. John Wilson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Leonard Wright. Pallbearers were William Porter, John Watson, Cecil Snyder, Harold Loar, William Kreitzburg and John Kreitzburg, all grandsons. Flowerbearers were Virginia Lee Miller, Mildred Spates, Grace Watson, Anna Lee Brown, Ruth Porter, Helen Craze, Nina Porter, Betty Mullenax and Thelma Hansel, granddaughters. Interment was in the family lot in Porter cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Mary E. Matthews

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Mary E. Porter, of 189 Ormond Street, died Friday in Miners Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been in failing health two years. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late William and Isabel (Bernard)  Matthews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her husband, James H. Porter, died November 2, 1967. Mrs. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keedy, with whom she resided; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Leonard B. Ranson officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Adams, Larry Malloy, Paul Stewart, Willard Blank, Albert Walker, and Clarence Wright.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 20, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brunner
 
Frostburg, Nov. 18 — Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Porter, 58, wife of Walter Porter, Eckhart, died yesterday at 8 a. m., following a heart attack at her home, Parkersburg Road. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Brunner, she leaves besides her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Hanna, Frostburg; Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing; Mrs. Ishmael Filer, Mrs. Bernard Henneghan and Miss Mildred Porter, Eckhart, and one son, William Porter, Frostburg. She was a member of Eckhart Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 18, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Dr. Minor Gibson

FROSTBURG — Funeral services will be held today at 5 p. m. in Baltimore for Dr. M. Gibson Porter, 85, Roland Park, Baltimore, a former mayor of Lonaconlng, who died Saturday morning at Union Memorial Hospital there, where he had been a patient for 10 days. Rev. L. B. Browne, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Frostburg, will officiate at a burial service tomorrow at 1 p. m. in Allegany Cemetery here. A son of the late G. Ellis Porter and Alcinda Gibson Porter, Lonaconing, Dr. Porter resided there until 1904 when he moved to Baltimore. He served two terms as mayor of Lonaconing, and was a member of the Lonaconing baseball team in his youth. After attending Allegany County Academy in Cumberland and Dickinson College, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Maryland in 1889. In 1900, Dr. Porter married Miss Margretta C. Price, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Balllie Price, Frostburg. His wife died in 1938. He was a vestryman of St. David's Episcopal Church, Roland Park. Dr. Porter estimated recently, that he had delivered about 3,000 babies. He retired from active practice in 1945 and recently broke his hip in a fall. Surviving are five children, Baillie P. Porter, Alexander Shaw Porter, Gibson Porter and Margretta C. Porter, all of Baltimore, and Mrs. Charles C. Code, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 27, 1947
[given name is Minor; father's given name is Gabriel]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

 
PORTER, Oliver Bruce

ECKHART - Oliver Bruce Porter, 64, of Parkersburg Road, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born here, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Porter and Lillian Maude (Nelson) Porter. Mr. Porter was a retired boilermaker for the Chessie System. He served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church; Farrady Post 24, American Legion, Frostburg, and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40. Besides his widow, Mrs. Jessie Stella (Myers) Porter, he is survived by one son, Thomas Stuart Porter, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Pfingsten, Aberdeen; Mrs. Doris White, Huntsville, Alabama. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. George M. Harpold. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery, where Farrady Legion Post will accord military honors.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012


PORTER, Paul Louis

MT. SAVAGE—Word has been received here of the death of Lewis[sic] Porter, 57, former local resident, Friday in Glassport,. Pa. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Steven Porter. Mr Porter resided here as a young man. Surviving are his widow, the former, Miss Mary Dowling, Mt Savage; a son, Paul Porter; two brothers, Albert Porter, Kyrock, Ky; and Douglas Porter, Ellerslie and one sister, Mrs. George Williams, Baltimore. Following services held yesterday in Glassport, the body was brought to Frostburg for burial. Two nieces, Mrs. Lloyd Scheurling and Mrs. Dorothy Graham attended the funeral. NB: Mary Dowling was the daughter of Joseph and Martha Wade Dyling.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 10, 1948 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 3, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Phyllis Muir

Barton - Phyllis Porter, 73, of 23417 Polomac Hollow Road, Barton, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport. Born at Pekin, on Oct. 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Sarahbelle (Kiddy) Muir. Mrs. Porter was a graduate of Central High School and attended Catherman's Business School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Westernport. Surviving are her husband, W. Raymond Porter; a brother, David Muir and wife Norma Lee of Pekin; two sisters, Margaret McVicker of Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, formerly of Barton, and Dorothy Morgan of National; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conductd at the chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Schloe officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
about 5 April 2001; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 20, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Rebecca Gertrude Schlund

Mrs. Rebecca Gertrude Porter, 49, wife of George P. Porter, 1906 Bedford road, died yesterday in Allegany Hospital, where she had been a patient since August 4. A native of Cumberland, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late John C. and Mary (Gore) Schlund. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church, a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday school, and was choir mother for the junior choristers. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Porter, at home; two sisters, Miss Norma E. Schlund and Mrs. K. P. Zimmerla, both of Cumberland, and four brothers, Walter P., C. Edward and Frank A. Schlund. all of Cumberland; and P. Milton Schlund, Obert, Neb.
[Husband was George Prentiss Porter; Mary Elizabeth married Homer Schadt.]
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 19, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012




PORTER, Miss Rose
 
FROSTBURG - Miss Rose Porter, 83, a former resident, died early today in the Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland. She was a daughter of the late Thomas G. and Mary (O'Connor) Porter. Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces including Mrs. Francis Brady and Mrs. Raymond McGuire, both of Frostburg. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



 
PORTER, Mrs. Rosemary Porter
 
ECKHART — Mrs. Rosemary Porter, 69, died early this morning. She is survived by a son, Charles Porter, Eckhart; three brothers, George and Isaac Porter, both of Eckhart, and James Porter, Frostburg, and five sisters, Mrs. Tillie Stevens, Mrs. Rihla Morgan and Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, all of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Annie Marin and Mrs. Jane Bennett, both of WiIkes-Barre, Pa. The body will remain at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 3:30 p. m. Rev. Wilbur Grose, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 31, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012


 
PORTER, Mrs. Sarah Catherine

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Porter, widow of the late Dr. Horace V. Porter, died this morning at the home of her nephew, M. S. Jones, 10 South Allegany street, after an illness of one month. Mrs. Porter is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Shriner, California, Pa., and besides Mr. Jones, three other nieces and nephews, Mrs. Jessie C. Porter, Miss Cora Jones and Donald Jones, all of this city.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 12, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009



PORTER, Sarah Elizabeth (also father, Arthur J; and mother, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13. left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it was wrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa
Porter were burned in tho explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Sarah Elizabeth (also father, Arthur J; and mother, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo.  
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012




PORTER, Theodore

FROSTBURG — Theodore “Buck” Porter, of Frostburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born in Mount Savage on Nov. 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Theodore B. Porter and Ida May Lashbaugh Porter. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Ronda Porter. Mr. Porter was retired from the Mount Savage Specialty Company and he was a member of the Allegany United Met-hodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Anna Betty (Rankin) Porter; his daughter, Donna Allison and husband Dave, of Lusby; his son, Mark A. Porter and wife Carol, of St. Mary's County; grandchildren, Ronda E. Allison, Dawn M. Allison, Darren Ballew, and Daniel Ballew; sisters, Thelma Fazenbaker, of Frostburg; Eleanor Rafferty, of Mount Savage, and Ina Layton, of Mount Savage; an uncle, Richard Lashbaugh; special nephew, Doug Rafferty; several nieces and nephews; special friends, the Rev. George Harpold and his wife Phyllis, the Rev. Jimmy Glass and wife Doris; Hutt Glass and his wife Mary Sue Glass, Mitch Hite and wife Bev; and special pet, Chi Chi. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Fisher officiating. Dora Glass will be singing Amazing Grace at the services. Interment will be in Frost (sic-article ended at this point).
Cumberland Times-News, September 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 5, 2013
 


PORTER, Thomas A.

MT. SAVAGE - Thomas A. Porter, 41, of Barrelville, died Friday in the Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va. Born in Barrelville, a son of the late John W. and Rosa (Lowery) Porter, he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are four brothers, Ross A. Porter, Eckhart; Theodore B. Porter, Mt. Savage; James V. Porter, Barrelville, and Ralph E. Porter, Cumberland, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert M. Gingell, Vienna, Va., and Mrs. Anna S. Norris, Williamsport, Md. Services will be conducted at the VA Center and the body will be taken to Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 2, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



 
PORTER, Thomas E. 

FR0STBURG — Services for Thomas E. Porter, 66, of Parkersburg Road, Eckhart, who died Sunday at Miners' Hospital, were held yesterday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Louix Emerick and Rev. Wilbur Grose officiating. Active pallbearers were David Kyle, Griffith Connors, William Barry, Nathan Porter, John Byrnes and Gilbert Race. Honorary pallbearers included Joseph Goodrich, Claude Ward and Walter H. Reel. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery after a son, Oliver Bruce Porter, who is serving in the Navy, arrives home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 12, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012


PORTER, Mrs. Tillie Kendall

Mrs.
Tillie (Kendall) Porter, 78, of RD l, Hyndman, Pa., died suddenly
Saturday at her home. Mrs. Porter was a native of Somerset County, Pa.
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Florence McFarland, RD 4,
Cumberland: Mrs. Bessie Likens, Barton; Mrs. Mary Kearny and Mrs.
Althea Spohr, both of this city; Mrs. Dorothy Nery, Williams Road, and
Mrs. Juanita Vallsallo, Painesville, Ohio; three sons, George W. and
John Porter, both of RD 4, Meyersdale, Pa., and Charles Porter,
Corriganville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Glass, Barrelville; and Mrs.
Gussie Crosby, Glencoe, Pa.; 24 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at
Temple Evangelical Church at White Oaks, Pa., by Rev. Daniel Gray,
pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Nery, Williams Road, and will be taken to the
church at noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 17, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


PORTER, Urban, Sr.

CARLOS — Urban Porter Sr., 71, formerly of Zihlman, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crystal Garlitz, here. He had been in ill health for six months. Born in Allegany, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Hamilton) Porter, and was a retired employe of Kaiser Refractories, Zihlman. His wife, Clarabell (Blubaugh) Porter, died in 1962. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Garlitz, are one son, Urban Porter, Jr., Carlos; seven other daughters, Mrs. Mary Hare and Mrs. Joan Dorsey, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Ruth Ohler, Bowman's Addition; Mrs. Jeane Crowe, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Clarabelle Arnold, Mentor, Ohio; Mrs. Ellen Dawson, Baltimore; Mrs. Betty Hawks, Cremora, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Patience Mullooly, Winchester Road; 36 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home, Frostburg. Aerie 1273 will hold a memorial at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Elaine Rinker.
The Cumberland News, June 2, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011



PORTER, W. Dennis

FROSTBURG — W. Dennis Porter, 61, of Frostburg, died suddenly at his home as a result of a heart attack on Saturday, June 19, 2010, with his wife and daughter by his side. Born Feb. 10, 1949, in Frostburg, Mr. Porter was the son of George William "Bill" and Leona Mae "Nonie" (Holsinger) Porter, of Frostburg. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents and also a nephew, Brandon Porter. Dennis was employed at Bishop Walsh High School and was also a retired professional photographer from Chris Studio and owner of Porter Portraits. He was a veteran of the United States Naval Reserves, a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Wamba Caravan Order of the Alhambra, Frostburg REACT, National Rifle Association, the Classy Chassis Car Club, and HAM radio operator. He was also an avid firearms lover and was very proud of his involvement with the National Rifle Association. He was also very proud of his classic 1967 Camaro. Dennis also enjoyed boating with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 38 years as of this Thursday, Joyce A. (O'Neal) Porter, of Frostburg; twin daughter and son Jenny O'Baker and husband Troy, of Frederick, and Jeff Porter and wife Sharon, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandson, Evan Porter, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Warren L. Porter and wife Barb, of Frostburg; his mother-in-law, Mary E. O'Neal, of Cumberland; a brother-in-law, Paul O'Neal and Jean, of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Jane Robinette and Gary, of Havannah, Fla., Virginia Sloan, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janet O'Neal, of Cumberland; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold and Father Ed Hendrix officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times-News, June 21, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2012


PORTER, Walter William

ECKHART — Walter William Porter, 70, died this morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient ten days. He was a member of Eckhart Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, William Porter, Frostburg; five daughters, Mrs. Jack Spates and Mrs. Raymond Hanna, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Ishmael Filer and Mrs. Bernard Heneghan, both of Eckhart, and Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing; three brothers, Marshall, Russell and Nathan Porter, all of Eckhart; seven sisters, Mrs. John Kreitzburg, Clarysville; Mrs. Harry Craze and Mrs. David Stark, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Richard Watson and Mrs. Stanley Snyder, both of Eckhart; Mrs. Frank Bloomer, Baltimore; and Mrs. Richard Loar, LaVale, and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. Wanda J. Spiker

KEYSER, W.Va. — Wanda J. Porter, 79, formerly of Maple Avenue, Keyser, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport. Born on Nov. 23, 1927, in Blaine, she was a daughter of the late James Clinton and Elton Arbutus (Liller) Spiker. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Norman S. Porter on Oct. 28, 2004; a daughter, LaVonne Porter; two brothers; and one sister. Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. Surviving are one daughter, Diane Everline and husband, John of Keyser; one brother, Wayne Spiker of Cumberland; three sisters, Ruth Hutson and Joan Heath, both of Bel Air, Cresaptown, and Dolores Lewis of Cumberland; a half sister, Virginia Smith of Elkins; four grandchildren, Pam Graves and husband, Brett of Lewes, Del., Matt Everline and wife, Jennifer, Luke Everline and wife, Courtney, and Jake Everline, all of Keyser; and three great-grandchildren, Seth Graves and Drew and Averi Everline. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Friday, Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
Cumberland Times-News obituary, about December 19, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2010


PORTER, Wheeler H.

Word was received by. Wm. D. Porter, of 518 Columbia avenue, of the death of a brother, W. H. Porter, at Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by Wm. D. Porter, Oscar Porter, Mrs. Marie Parron, Mrs. Wm. J. Ricker, Mrs. Hattle Engle and Cora Porter, brothers and sisters of this city. Funeral services were held at Jacksonville, Tuesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012



PORTER, William DeWarren

William DeWarren Porter, 71, who formerly operated a restaurant in Cumberland, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Porter, who operated Porter's Restaurant on North Mechanic Street, was stricken at his home, 324 Pear Street, and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Porter at one time also operated a grocery store on Columbia Avenue, and retired in 1950. A native of Eckhart, Mr. Porter was a son of the late Josiah and Helen (Wonn) Porter. He was a 50-year member of Cumberland Aerie 245, FO Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Annie Catherine (Williams) Porter, and two sisters, Mrs. William Ricker and Miss Cora Porter, both of this city. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Pallbearers, all nephews, will be William Williams Jr., Robert Williams, James E. Williams, Dale Williams, Olin Schultz and John Thomas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


PORTER, William E.
 
LONACONING — William Porter, 74, a former resident, died Saturday al the Kyle Nursing Home here. He was a son of the late Joseph and Manda (Pugh) Porter. Surviving are his wife, Marian (Brown) Porter, Gaithersburg; two daughters, Miss Helen Porter, and Mrs. David Smith, Gaithersburg; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p. m and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted here tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. John McLane. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 23, 1964 - pg 15, col 8

(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, William T.

FROSTBURG — William T. Porter, 46, died yesterday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Bruner) Porter and is survived by his widow, Sarah (Lewis) Porter. He was chief liquor inspector for the Allegany Liquor Control Board and was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club. He is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Raymond Hanna, and Mrs. John Spates, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Ishmael Filer and Mrs. Bernard Heneghan, Eckhart, and Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing. The body will be at the residence, 68 Wood Street.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1952

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

 

PORTMESS, Bruce

Bruce Portmess, third son of E. T. Portmess, whose former home was near Bethel, but now of Cumberland, died Wednesday night of last week in the Western Maryland Hospital of that dread disease, typhoid fever. He had been sick nearly six weeks and was thought to be on his way to recovery when he was called away without any of the family being present. It was a sad shock to the family, Robert Bruce was 13 years and one month old. A very prominent bright young boy with a very sweet and amiable disposition, endearing all those to him who knew him. He was brought back to Bethel and laid to rest by his little sister, who had preceded upon him about two years before. Their pastor, Rev. Barrett, of Cumberland, accompanied them and conducted the funeral services, which were very touching, impressive and uplifting. He has gone no doubt to the better world, where pain is felt no more, where the flowers are ever blooming and is singing with the other children around God's throne. The pall bearers were six little boys nearly all of whom had been his playmates. He is survived by his father, mother, three brothers and three sisters. Their many friends, in their heart-stricken grief, mourn with and extend their love and sympathy. May God bless the bereaved family. Mr. E. T. Portmess is well known in Keyser, having taught school here several years ago.
Mineral Daily News, May 30, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 11, 2010



 

PORTMESS, Earl W.

Earl W. Portmess, 50, of Valley View Heights, RD 1, Hyndman, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday morning at Memorial Hospital. He had become ill while working at Works 7, PPG Industries. Born in Cumberland April 24, 1919, he was a son of the late Wilbur L. and E. Louise (McKenzie) Portmess. Mr. Portmess was a local aviator and had served with the USAF during World War II, in the Asiatic Theater, under the command of General Joseph Stillwell. He attended Penn Avenue School and graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Ellen (Johnson) Portmess; three sons, Earl Lee Portmess, James L. Portmess and Mark Alan Portmess, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah V. Shoup, Madley, Pa., and Mrs. Geraldine L. Slaton, city, and a brother, Wayne F. Portmess, Mexico Farms.
Cumberland Sunday Times, November 9, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010
 


 

PORTMESS, Mrs. Louise McKenzie

Mrs. Louise Esther Portmess, 79, wife of Wilbur L. Portmess, 1404 Virginia Avenue, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital following an illness of a year. Born at Gore Bay, Canada, she was a daughter of the late John and Louise (Fields) McKenzie. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Wayne F. Portmess, Mexico Farms, and Earl W. Portmess, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Emmanuel Shoup, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and Mrs. William Slaton, city; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Arniel, Ontario, Canada; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m by Rev. Harold R. McClay. Interment will be in Lybarger Lutheran Cemetery, Hyndman, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 31, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009



 

POTTER, Julia Cavanaugh

POTTER, JULIA CAVANAUGH - Age 90 years of 340 Braddock Ave, Uniontown, PA., died Friday, May 14, 1976 at 6:15 p.m. She was born in Midland, MD, October 30, 1885 and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Atkinson Cavanaugh. She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Potter Sr., May 21, 1945, seven sisters and two brothers. She was a member of St. John's R.C. Church, Christian Mothers of St John's and Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Wendell P (Rita) Wooddy, Uniontown; a son, William Potter, Uniontown; four grandchildren, a great grandchild. The family will receive friends in the Oats-McGee Funeral Home, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9;30 a.m. A Concelebrated Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. in St. John's R.C Church with Rev. Fr. Stephen McCarren as celebrant. Interment in Sylvan heights Cemetery. St John's Parish Rosary, Catholic Daughters of America and Christian Mother's of St John's will recite the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.
Morning Herald Newspaper; Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA; May 15, 1976, pg 17, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2010
 



 

POWELL, Audra Lillian

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Review (Romney) of 11th - The all wise God, seen cause to call from earth, friends and loved ones, a young girl in the flower and beauty of her youth. Audra Lillian Powell, daughter of R D and Elizabeth Powell, of Forks of Capon, this county. Audra was nearing her twenty-first birthday when she was called away on Dec 5. At the time of her death, she was taking a training course, in the profession of nursing in a hospital in Pittsburg, Pa, when the dread disease, diphtheria, took hold of her.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010



 

POWELL, Miss Cora

Word has come to relatives here of the death of Miss Cora Powell, in Colorado. The remains were brought to Buckeye, Doddridge Co, this State for burial. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Powell, who lived for many years in Grant Co, then moved to Doddridge co, where they died. The young woman had many relatives in Grant Co.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010


 


Freda E. Powell
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011




Name: Gerri Jondina Powell, 46, of Water St., Oakland, MD
 
Parents: John and Hester (Haywood) Miles
 
DOB: September 16, 1957, in Baltimore, MD
 
DOD: Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
 
Spouse: Jimmie M. Casteel
 
Survived by: husband; brothers, Johnny Johnson, Timothy Bosley and Joseph Zack, all of Texas; Bobby Miles, Baltimore; sisters, Evelyn Rodgers, Lee Bolling and Marion Cornette, all of Baltimore; Debbie Callahan, of Texas
 
Memorial Service: September 12, 2004, no burial indicated
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 9, 2014 


POWELL, J. E.

Fairmont W Va
J. E. Powell, aged 38 years, died Monday from typhoid fever. He was formerly a newspaper man and City Treasurer of Fairmont. His widow and one daughter survive.  He was the son of Lamar Powell, a veteran newspaper man.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010


Name: John "Jack" Franklin Powell, 80, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: William R. and Henrietta (Twigg) Powell
 
DOB: February 17, 1923, in Cumberland, MD
 
DOD: Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Catherine (White) Powell
 
Military: U.S. Navy veteran of WW II
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: wife; son, Bob Powell and wife Donna, Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Cynthia (Powell) Edgehill and husband Ed, West Chester, PA; sister, Sophia Powell, Cumberland; brother, Lear T. Powell and wife Maxine, Kernersville, KY
 
Burial: November 24, 2003, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014


POWELL, Thomas R.

FROSTBURG — Thomas R. Powell, 65, of Frostburg, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1946, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Huey W. Sr. and Lola V. (Frost) Powell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Keith Powell, and one brother, Charles Powell. Tom was U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was retired from P.T.I Transportation as a driver, but also held employment with B&O Railroad, FSU Maintenance, and American Legion Farrady Post 24, where he tended bar. Surviving are his two brothers, Huey W. (Buck) Powell Jr. and wife Cheryl, of West Virginia, Joseph W. Powell and wife Gloria, of Mount Savage; aunt, Hazel Miller, of Cumberland; uncle, James Powell, of Cumberland; loving friend and companion, Nellie Bittner, of Frostburg; cousin, Donnie Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday following the viewing at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Military honors will be presented by American Legion Farrady Post 24, Frostburg. Tom was cremated in accordance with his wishes and will be buried at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, at a later date.
Cumberland Times-News, May 9, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012



POWERS, Mrs. Anna Munsie

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Anna M. Powers, 82, of 77 North Water Street, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she had been admitted Thursday. She had been in failing health the past 12 years. Born in Franklin, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary K. (Cook) Munsie. She was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence J. Powers; two sons, Lawrence J. Powers, Bethesda and James D. Powers, HyattsvilIe; a daughter, Mrs. Mary I. Kent, Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Allen Munsie, Detroit Mich.; six grandchildren four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Leonard B. Ranson will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 25, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011


POWERS, Mrs Catherine A. Devlin
 
Lonaconing - Mrs Catherine A Powers, 65, widow of Thomas Powers, of Robbins Street, died early today in Allegany Hospital where she was admitted April 3.  A native of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Woods) Devlin. Mrs. Powers was a member of Frostburg Lodge, Ancient Order Hibernians Auxiliary; Alvin C. Neat Unit No. 5280 VFW Auxiliary, and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was also a member.  Surviving are two sons, John Powers, at home, and Thomas Powers, Lonaconing; two daughters, Miss Leonarda Powers, Lonaconing, and Miss Anna Powers, R. N., Newton D. Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va.; four brothers, Terrence Devlin, Lonaconing; Christopher Devlin, Baltimore; Bernard Devlin, Pittsburgh, and John Devlin, Midland; two sisters, Sister Leonarda, a nun stationed at St. John's Orphanage, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Leslie Clark, Lonaconing, and one grandchild.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 4, 1950 - pg 6, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 3, 2013


POWERS, Charles

CHARLES POWERS, 48, DEAD AT FROSTBURG
Frostburg, Md Sept. 4 - Charles Powers, 48 years old, manager of the Westinghouse employes' store at Swissvale, Pa., died at the home of his sister, Miss Anna Powers, here this morning, after an illness of six weeks of complications. He came home from Swissvale six weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Marie Powers, and the following brothers and sisters: Frank T Powers, district mine inspector; John N Powers and Clarence J Powers, Frostburg; Mrs George Shappe, Toledo, Ohio and Mrs William Burns, Frostburg. Mr. Powers was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, Lodge No 470 B P O E and the Knights of Columbus. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St Michael's Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, September 4, 1928 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 23, 2011


 

POWERS, Eli

FALLS May 27 -   We regret to write the sad news of Eli Powers death. He died May 21st at 6 o'clock am, aged 83 years, 1 month and 19 days.
Keyser Tribune, June 7, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010



 

POWERS, Mrs. Eli

FALLS, June 17 - Mrs. Eli Powers died June 10th of cancer.  Just three weeks ago her husband died.  She was a good woman, liked by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed in this vicinity.  Her age was 68 years.  Services were conducted by Rev. Landstreet at 10 o’clock am and then she was carried to the graveyard and laid beside her husband.
Many of her sorrowful friends followed her to the last parting place, but all have a good assurance of meeting her in heaven, for she was a good woman and one that read the bible.

Keyser Tribune, June 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010



 

POWERS, Mrs. Emma McKenzie

Mrs. Emma Powers, age 37, died at her home on Wood street on Saturday night. She had been ill for several years with tuberculosis. Mrs. Powers was a good Christian woman, a kind and loving wife and an indulgent mother. She is survived by her husband, Mr. John Powers, and two small children; Mr. Josiah McKenzie, her father; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Hattie Conley, Miss Flora McKenzie, Eli McKenzie, John McKenzie, and Arthur McKenzie, who is in the United States regular army, and one sister in Wilmington, Del. The funeral took place this morning with interment in St. Michael's cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, June 29, 1908
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010
 



POWERS, Howard F.

Howard F. Powers, 52, of 716 Sylvan Avenue, died this morning in Newton Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, where he has been a patient since April 15. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of Elmer C. and Clara (Eline) Powers. He was formerly employed as a lathe operator at the Glen L. Martin company, Baltimore.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his parents; one son, Robert H. Powers, Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Cook, Westminster; three brothers , Charles E. Powers, Wellersburg, Pa., Paul L. Powers and Robert B. Powers, both of this city; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hook, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Helen Murphy, city; Mrs. Maragaret(?) Kerns, Oldtown; Mrs. Mildred Huff, city; Mrs. Dorothy Heavener, city, and Mrs. Doris Ehreshman, city. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Rev. William P. Frank.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, June 3, 1968
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011



POWERS, Mrs. Marie Conlon

Frostburg, Sept 16 - Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Conlon Powers, widow of Charles Powers, former resident and brother of District Mine
Inspector, Frank T. Powers, will be held from her home in Swissvale, Pa., tomorrow morning. The body will be brought here for burial in St. Michael's cemetery. Mrs. Powers had been ill since last Tuesday, her death occurring Saturday at 6 p.m. She leaves two sisters, Misses Katherine and Theresa and three brothers, John, Patrick and Thomas, all of Swissvale. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powers, Mrs. Mollie Byrnes, Miss Anna Powers and John N. Powers of this city left today for Swissvale to attend the funeral services.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 16, 1935 - pg 3, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 23, 2011



 

POWNELL, Mrs.

SPRINGFIELD -
Mrs. Ella Pownell attended the funeral Sat of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Pownell, near Romney.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


 


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