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SHAFFERMAN, Mr.

HAWKINS, Herbert

Two, one of Cumberland, were killed, and a third so badly scalded that he died before he could be removed from the scene, in a collision between a light engine and a runaway string of freight cars on the B&O railroad at Rowlesburg, W. Va., seven miles east of Grafton, early this morning. Engineer Shafferman, of Newburg, instantly killed. Flagman Herbert Hawkins, of Springdale street, Cumberland, taken dead from the wreckage. W. A. Grover, of Newburg, fireman on Shafferman's engine, so badly scalded that he died at 12:40 o'clock, this afternoon. The flesh was literally cooked on Grover's body. The physicians feared to attempt his removal to the Grafton hospital, so he lay near the scene of the wreck until his death. When taken from the wreckage early this morning, physicians said Glover could live but a few minutes, but his wonderful stamina and nerve kept him alive for hours, though he suffered the most intense torments of pain. The three men constitute the crew of engine No. 1838, which was running light, carrying only a caboose. The engine was following a train up the grade, drawn by engines Nos. 1824 and 1844. It is thought that a coupling of the freight broke about 30 cars from the rear. The broken portion of the train did not hold its automatic brake pressure, but started backward down the hill. The crew of the broken freight got to safety, but the men on the following engine had no warning until the runaway cars hurried into them, going at terrific speed. The 30 cars were badly wrecked, the locomotive reduced almost to junk and the tracks seriously damaged. The westbound track was opened at 11:30 o'clock this morning and the eastbound track was cleared at 1:20 this afternoon. A rigid investigation is already being pushed by the railroad. It is the worst wreck the B&O has had on the west end in years. No official report has been filed.
Mineral Daily News, August 15, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010



 SHAFFERMAN, Arthur Franklin

A. F. (Jack) Shafferman, 58, of Carson City, Nevada, died there Tuesday. Born in Newburg, W. Va., he was a son of the late Edward L. and Agnes (Horchler) Shafferman. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Lutheran Church and BPO Elks in Carson City. He was also a former resident of Cumberland. Surviving are one son, A. F. Shafferman, Jr., Ballimore; one sister, Mrs. Mary Virginia Acre, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; three brothers, J. Louis, Lawrence, and Fred Shafferman, all of Cumberland, and three grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Silcox-Meritt Funeral Residence. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. John F. Sammel, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will officiate, and interment will be in Newburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 18, 1968
[given name was Arthur Franklin]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010



 

SHAFFERMAN, Mrs. Carrie May Snow

Grafton, W. Va., Nov. 19 - One of Taylor County's oldest residents, Mrs. Carrie May Snow Shafferman, 92, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence in Blueville. Born in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Shafferman was the daughter of Salmon (sic) and Mary Luce Snow. She was the last to die of a family of eight. Her husband, Herman H. Shafferman, passed away in 1904. The following children are the immediate survivors: Ernest Shafferman, Grafton; Mrs. Lew Ayer, Frostburg, Md.; Miss Bessie L. Shafferman and Miss Hallie A. Shafferman, both at home, and William H. Shafferman, Grafton. Mrs. Shafferman had resided in Grafton for 67 years. She was the oldest member of the congregation of the First Baptist church of Grafton. Funeral services were held at the Blueville Methodist church, Saturday afternoon with interment in Bluemont cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 18, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 




SHAFFERMAN, John Louis

J. Louis Shafferman, 70, of 826 Camden Avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Shafferman was born at Newburg, W. Va., and was a son of the late Edward and Gladys (Horchler) Shafferman. He was a retired service manager for Thompson Buick Co., and was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ. He was also a member and past master of Ohr Lodge 131 AF and AM, a member of Scottish Rites Bodies, Ali Ghan Shrine Temple, and Cumberland Court 117, Royal Order of Jesters. Surviving are his widow, Gladys M. Hewett Shafferman; a sister, Mrs. Mary Virginia Acre, Los Angeles, Cal.; two brothers, Lawrence H. and Frederick W., both of here, and several nieces and nephews. George Funeral Home. Services Wednesday, 2 p.m., Rev. W. William Crawford, officiating.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 24, 1973
[given name was John Louis]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010



 

SHAFFERMAN, Mrs. Marie Blanche Epley

Oldtown - Mrs. Marie Blanche Shafferman, 59, wife of Fred W. Shafferman, of here, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she was admitted Sunday. She had been in ill health a year. Born at Terra Alta, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Martin T. and Sarah (Benson) Epley and a member of the Auxiliary of Henry Hart Post 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Also surviving besides her husband, are a son, James V. Trexler, at home, and a brother, Joseph C. Epley, Harrisonburg, Va. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Cumberland, where services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. Rev. William Anderson, pastor of Oldtown Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 27, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



SHAHAN, Mrs. Norma Gean Hershman

Norma Gean (Hershman) Shahan, 71, of Oakland, MD, died, Sunday Nov. 21, 2010 at her home. She was born February 28, 1939 in Sinclair, a daughter of the late Neal and Annie Bell (Waybright) Hershman. Mrs. Shahan was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a Methodist by faith, a member of the Oakland Elks Lodge BPOE #2481, Woodman of the World and FOP Lodge #99. She is survived by her husband, Arlie Edward Shahan; four daughters, Linda Sue Schooley and husband Gary, of Fellowsville, Carla Winters and husband Bradford, of Prunty Town, Peggy Ann Jennings and husband Rocky, of Evansville, Dora Jean Shahan and companion William Helbig, Jr., of Oakland, MD; a son, Harry Shahan and wife Linda of Mesa, Az., two brothers, George Hershman and wife Sue, of Sinclair, Herbert Hershman and wife Ruby, of Sinclair; three sisters Shierline Barber, of Grafton, Doris Bell Ridenour and husband Emerson, of Sinclair, and Joyce Nine and husband Charles, of Sinclair; three sisters-in-Iaw; husband Dayton, of Aurora; two brother-in-Iaws; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son James Ray Hershman, a grandson Jeffrey Dale Schooley and a brother Edward "Jake" Hershman. Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Home Monday, November 22. Funeral services were held in the chapel Tuesday, November 23, with the Rev. Donald Uphold officiating. Interment was in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; November 27, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 22, 2011

 


SHALUTA, Sam H. 

Sam H. Shaluta, 79, Oakland, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Garrett, County Memorial Hospital Born Dec. 9,1926 in Pierce, W.Va., he was the son of the late Sam and Mary (Povish) Shaluta. He was the husband of Janet (Beckman) Shaluta, whom he was married for 51 years.
Mr. Shaulta retired from Operating Engineers Local #37 and ran Sam's Place for 12 years. Sam was a Korean War veteran, and served in the U.S. Army for 10 years.  He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the NRA, and the Disabled, American Veterans. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one son Samuel Shaluta and wife Debbie, Oakland; one daughter, Junell Harsh and husband Richard, Aurora, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Rebecca Harsh Toothman and husband Jeremy, Brandy Shaluta Roy, and husband Chad, Bricen Shaluta and fiancee, Jackie Mattingly, Justin Harsh, and Jordan Harsh; two great-grandsons, Blake Roy and, Gabriel Toothman; and one sister, Helen Wilson, Mannington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by one sister, Victoria Harsh . Friends were received at the Burdock-Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, with the Rev, Jim Jeffries officiating. Interment was in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, with military honors provided by combined veterans' organizations.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010


 

SHANABARGER, George

PHILIPPI WV May 20 - George Shanabarger, of Lillian, was killed by a train on the B&O RR near Lillian Sat. He had wandered on the track. He was about 50 years old and leaves a family.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010



 

SHANHOLTZ, Eugene Tillman

GREEN SPRING, W.Va. - Eugene Tillman Shanholtz, 72, of Green Spring, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney. Born Feb. 8, 1933, in Green Spring, a son of the late Wilbur J. and Edna Lee (Wagoner) Shanholtz. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shanholtz was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Raymond and Earl Shanholtz. He was a retired storeroom clerk with ABL with 35 years of service. Mr. Shanholtz was a member of the Forest Glen United Methodist Church and a graduate of the 1951, Class of Romney High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Helena (Snyder) Shanholtz of Green Spring; one son, Jentry "Chuck" G. Shanholtz Sr. of Green Spring; two daughters, DeChanile J. "De De" Caldwell of Green Spring, and Melissa J. "Missy" Sowers of Augusta; one brother, William Glen Shanholtz of Oldtown, Md.; four sisters, Irene Duerr of Green Spring, Isabelle Fields of Green Spring, Evelyn Wines of Green Spring, and Martha Merritt of Short Gap; special aunt and uncle, Wilda and Oscar Peer of Green Spring; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home in Romney, on Saturday, July 2, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home, on Sunday, July 3, 2005, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Norman Landis officiating. Interment will be held in the Forest Glen Cemetery in Green Spring, where military rites will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hampshire County. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home, Romney.
Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010


SHANK, George B.

George B Shank was born Aug 28, 1861, and died May 25, 1912, at his home in Burlington, where he had lived all his life. Had he lived until the 28th of next August, he would have been fifty-one years of age. He had been married twice. His first wife was Miss Willie Carroll, who died May 27, 1890, leaving one son, Harry Shank. He married the second time, Miss Nannie Strother, on June 1, 1893, who was with two sons, William and Baker, survive him. He leaves one brother, John Shank of Indiana Miss and three sisters Mrs Page, Mrs Stine and Mrs Frazelle, all of Chattanooga Tenn. Mr Shank was one of the most active business men of this section of the country, giving employment to a large number of men all the time, consequently he will be a much missed man. For a number of years he has run stages between Keyser and Petersburg, having been awarded the mail contract by the government. Mr Shank had also been an extensive bridge contractor, having erected a number of bridges in the county, and at the time of his death was building bridges for the T M & P railroad. He was one of the prominent Democrats of the county and a number of times was the nominee of his party for different important offices, and always made a good gift against overwhelming odds. Mr Shank was also interested in the orchard business and owned a large interest in a n extensive orchard at Spring Gap, besides being interested in numerous other business enterprises in this and other counties. He had a wide acquaintance and counted his friends by the hundreds, hence his funeral was one of the largest ever held in Burlington, people coming from all the surrounding country as far as Moorefield, Romney and Keyser, many bringing beautiful floral tributes, attesting to their great esteem for the deceased. The funeral took place at two o'clock. Services were held in the church, the building not being half large enough to hold the people. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev A A P Neel, after which Rev W E Woolf, a former pastor, made a few timely remarks. The pall bearers were J W Dunn, C K Wilson, Dr F L Baker, E A Russell, S N Moore, G P Miller, J W Carskadon and W W Woods, and interment took place in the Burlington Cemetery.
The relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs Stine and daughter, and Mrs Page, of Chattanooga; Mr and Mrs J T Fisher of Winchester Va. Mrs Fisher was a sister of Mr Shank's first wife.
Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

SHANK, George B.

CARD OF THANKS  We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every one who in any way assisted us during the sickness and death of our husband, father and brother Geo b Shank. We also wish to thank the Romney Consolidated Telephone Co and all others for the beautiful tribute of flowers.
Mrs Shank and Family
Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

SHANK, George B.

Mrs. Sallie Page of Chattanooga, Tenn., who was called here by the death of her brother, Geo B. Shank, left for home Tuesday.
Keyser Tribune, June 7, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010
 



SHANK, Mrs. Margaret A. Everline

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Margaret A. Shank, 72, of 1223 Louisiana Avenue, Canton, Ohio, died December 28 in Molly Stark Hospital there after a long illness. She was born here, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Everline. She had resided in Canton for 50 years. Mrs. Shank was a member of Grace United Church. Survivors include her husband Roger W. Shank, two sons, Karl P. Shank, Canton, and J. Arlan Shank, Louisville, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hodell, Canton; Mrs. Cecil B. Myers and Mrs. Josiah B. Williamson, both of here; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A seryice was conducted Monday in Canton and interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 29, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

SHANNON, Mrs. Benjamin

Mrs. Benj. Shannon died at the home of her husband at Westernport Md, Sunday, from typhoid fever, after an illness of six weeks. She had been improving and her death was sudden. She is survived by her husband, who is a son of Mrs. Florence Patterson of Romney, and five children. The body was taken to Springfield Monday afternoon, where interment was made.
Keyser Tribune, September 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010




SHANNON, Miss Helen Estella
 
Helen Estella Shannon, 16 years of age, daughter of Mrs Katherine Shannon, 50 Browning St, died at her home this morning after an illness of more than a year. Her mother alone survives of her immediate family. The Rev William E Kelly, pastor of St Peter's Church, Hancock, Md, is a cousin. Funeral services will be held Monday morning with requiem mass at St Mary's Church. Burial will be in St Patrick's cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, August 31, 1928 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 12 January 2013



SHANNON, Mrs. Katherine Murphy

Mrs. Katherine Shannon, 76, of 29 Greene Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital.  A native of Vale Summit, she was born March 20, 1883 a daughter pf the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Donahue) Murphy. Her husband. Thomas Shannon, preceded her in death. Survivors include four brothers: Joseph and Leo Murphy, both of Tacoma, Washington; Anthony Shannon(Murphy), Cleveland; and Frank Shannon(Murphy), Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs Mary Kennedy. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m. by Rev John U Lyness, assistant pastor of St Patrick's Catholic church. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 26, 1958 - pg 13/22, col 4/4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2012


SHANNON, Mrs. Katherine Murphy

Shannon Services
A requiem mass will be celebrated for Mrs Katherine Shannon, of 79 Greene Street, who died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, tomorrow at 9 a m in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. John U Lyness, assistant pastor, will be celebrant and interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Survivors include four brothers, Joseph and Leo Murphy, both of Tacoma, Washington; Anthony Murphy, Cleveland, and Frank Murphy, Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Kennedy, this city. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited today at 8:15 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 27, 1958 - pg 18, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2012


SHANNON, Michael J
 
Michael J Shannon, 82, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad toolman, of 116 Jackson St, died this morning at Western Maryland Hospital. Besides his wife, Mr Shannon is survived by two sons, Edward G Shannon and John W Shannon, both of this city, and with whom he made his home and by two daughters, Mrs Margaret Markle, Roanoke, Va and Miss Sadie E Shannon, Wilmington, Del. The body is at the chapel of Louis Stein Inc, where it will be held pending the arrival of Mrs Shannon from Roanoke where she had been visiting her daughter.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 6, 1928 - pg 9, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 12 January 2013



SHANNON, Sallie

Rev Emmett B. Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon, both of Springfield W.Va., were drowned in the South Branch last Sun afternoon while attempting to cross at Thompson's Ford, near Springfield. They were on their way to Three Churches where Mr Druen had an appointment to preach at an afternoon service. From there they were to go to Frankfort, where Rev Mr Druen and Rev Mr Smith had been holding a series of meetings, for the Sun evening service. The service was held at Frankfort without Mr Druen. After the service was concluded a telephone message was received from Springfield inquiring if he and Miss Shannon were there, they had expected to go from Three Churches via Springfield, but, as they had not done so, it was thought that they might have gone to Frankfort by another route. They then phoned to Three Churches and learned that they had not reached there for the afternoon service. Their friends then became alarmed and searching parties were sent out. They followed the buggy tracks to the ford, then, crossing the river on a foot suspension bridge, they could see that the horse and buggy had not gone out from the other side of the river. This fact reveled to the anxious friends what had been the sad fate of the young couple. All night long the search was keep up. About noon Mon the buggy cushion was found on a little island below the ford and later the broken buggy and drowned horse were found wedged against the rocks in the stream about a mile and a half below the ford. Mon night a short distance below the ford the hat and coat of Miss Shannon were found. Rev Mr Druen was pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Springfield, Three Churches, Frankfort, Eusebia and Burlington and was universally beloved, not only by the members of his own churches, but by all denominations. Miss Shannon was a very attractive and popular young lady. Mr Druen was about thirty-five years old and was a native of Richmond, Va. He had been pastor of the above named churches for about three and one half years, and his tragic death cast a gloom over hundreds of homes. The river had raised about four feet Sat night rather suddenly and become muddy. Being well acquainted with the ford and being a careful and prudent man it appears strange that Mr Druen did not discover that the stream was too high to cross. He drove past the bridge at Grace Station, which he could have crossed and gone down on the south side of the river, but he evidently preferred going down on the north side and fording the river as the road was better and there were gates across the road on the south side. Mr Druen's brother arrived from Richmond Mon night while Miss Shannon's aunt, Mrs Shanholtzer and her two daughters and Hon Jno B Shannon, of Frostburg, came to Springfield Mon afternoon. At this writing neither body has been found.
Keyser Tribune, October 13, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

SHANNON, Sallie

SPRINGFIELD Oct. 16, 1911. - Never within the memory of the present generation have the people of Springfield spent so sad and anxious a week as the one just passed. The deaths of Rev E.B. Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon have cast a gloom over this entire community.
Search for the bodies was continued throughout the week, and on Sunday, without success. Early Monday morning Will Rolls, a tenant on C.M. French's farm, found the body of Mr. Druen floating near Slack's ford, several miles below Thomp__ [one illegible line] ____ occurred. The remains were brought to Springfield, prepared for burial by N.B. Guthrie and B.T. Racey, and shipped on the evening train to Richmond, Va., accompanied by E.A. McGlathery, an elder of the Springfield church. Memorial services will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock by Rev. Dr. F.J. Brooke, of Romney. Mr. Druen's death is not only a great loss to his church, but to the whole community. Few ministers, in so short a time have gained such a hold on the affections of the people, irrespective of denomination.
Posted July 29, 2010

SHANNON, Sallie

The body of Miss Sallie Shannon, the young girl who, with Rev. E.B. Druen, was drowned Sunday afternoon, October 8, was found Wednesday morning lodged up on the shores of Taylor's island, six or seven miles below where the tragedy occurred, and over four miles below where the body of her companion was found. It is thought that the heavy rain of Tuesday night, which slightly raised the waters of the South Branch, raised the body, which, it is presumed, was caught somewhere along the banks. The body was badly decomposed, having lain in the water for eleven days. The body was immediately taken to Springfield and taken to the funeral parlors from which it was taken to the home of the girl's mother, Mrs. Edith Shannon. Mrs. Shannon is still very ill and her conditions is somewhat serious. To her the suspense has been terrible.
Keyser Tribune, October 20, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010
 


SHANNON, Mrs. Sarah V.
 
Mrs Sarah V Shannon, 55, wife of the late Michael N Shannon, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs B W Markle, Roanoke, Va. Besides Mrs Markle, one daughter, Miss Sadie E Shannon, Wilmington, Del and two sons, John W and Edward G, this city also survive. Mr and Mrs Shannon lived in Cumberland until three years ago. Mr Shannon died last year. Funeral services were held at Stein's Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial in Rose Hill.
NOTE: I think her age is wrong - should be 76.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 25, 1929 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 12 January 2013


SHARER, J. Monroe

J. Monroe Sharer, 53, of 1900 Bedford Street, owner of the H&S Heating and Plumbing Company, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Friday night. A native of this city, he was born February 20, 1903, a son of the late Walter 0. and Rebecca (Hering) Sharer. He was a member of Cumberland Lodge 63, BPO Elks, the Cumberland Country Club, and the Cumberland Engineering Club. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marian G. (Yarnall) Sharer; a son, James Frederick Sharer, a student at W&J College in Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Mary Anne Sharer, at home; two uncles, George K. and Frank W. Hering, both of this city, and an aunt, Miss Helen V. Hering, city. The body will remain at the George Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Marius Elsener, OFM, Cap., pastor of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Pall bearers will be Charles E. and Powell E. Robinette, Gerald Shroyer, Joseph Hoban, Wilbert Murray, and Jerome Bock. The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the Heart Fund.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 27, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010
 




SHARETTS, John Robert

John Robert Sharetts, 70, of 558 North Mechanic street, Western Maryland Railway conductor for 28 years and for the past seven years associated with Local 1874,Textile Workers Union of America, died yesterday following a heart attack Monday. Mr. Sharetts, a son of Benjamin and Eveline (McNemar) Sharetts, was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are six daughters, Misses Helen and Dorothy, at home; Mrs. Marie Clark, Mrs. Ethel M. Davey, Mrs. Joseph Arnone and Mrs. Robert Long, all of Cumberland; two sons, Charles Leo Sharetts, Ohio; Pvt. Harry Sharetts, Camp Lee, Va.; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Knotts, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Susan Daniels, Clarksburg, W. Va., and the former Miss Margaret Sharetts.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 24, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010

 


SHARP, Miss Nellie

Miss Nellie Sharp, daughter of Mr. Thomas Sharp of Luke, died Saturday afternoon, October 26, 1912, aged 16 years, of tuberculosis. She leaves father and mother and one sister.
-Piedmont Herald of 1st.
Keyser Tribune, November 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010

 



SHARPLESS, James A.

JAMES A SHARPLESS MET SUDDEN DEATH
Mr James A Sharpless, one of the most prominent residents of Keyser, met a violent death on last Sunday evening, September 15th, 1907, between five and six o'clock. Early in the afternoon, Mr. Sharpless started for an automobile ride with his friend, H. G. Steorts, accompanied by Mr. Steort's son, who was running the machine, and young ___ ?Oliver, who occupied the front seat beside him. They went around by way of Ridgeville and Burlington, down the creek to Headsville, and across by way of the Fountain, stopping on the way several times with friends and were enjoying the trip immensely until coming down Knobley mountain, when the terrible accident occurred. In descending the steep road just beyond the Alkire orchard, the machine had gained a terrific speed, and when Mr. Steorts told his son to check his speed, he replied that the brake refused to work. Just then , they shot around the sharp curve and Mr. Sharpless' hat blew off and he raised up, remarking that his hat was gone and he was going to get out. Mr Steorts told him to sit still and seeing him sit down, raised up to assist the boy in getting control of the machine, and just glanced around in time to see the unfortunate man strike the ground. Mr. Sharpless, no doubt thinking that the auto was running away, opened the rear door of the car and stepped out, and was instantly whirled over, striking the ground on his back and head with terrible force, and turning on his side laid motionless. The automobile was stopped (not able to read next line) his son on to town after a doctor. Just then, Miss Emalie Coffroth and a friend came along in a buggy and Mr. Sharpless was put into the buggy and brought home. On reaching home he was unconscious and remained so until about nine o'clock, when he died. Besides other injuries, he had a frightful gash in the back of his head, caused by coming in contact with a stone. The terrible calamity caused general sorrow throughout the country, as the deceased was a highly esteemed citizen, who was well known throughout the county and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He was 64 years of age and lived his whole life in this county. Mr. Sharpless was born and reared on a farm near Elk Garden, where he has a large connection. He was a man of ? and business capacity, and held many positions of trust and honor and has always since reaching his majority, been an active participant in the affairs of his country. After having completed his education in the country school at home he graduated from the Fairmont Normal School in 1873, after which he taught the Piedmont graded school eight years, during which time he was elected to the office of the County Superintendent of Schools, and served that capacity faithfully and well for three terms. He served as deputy sheriff under Capt. J. W. Vandiver, and was employed in the Keyser Bank, now the First National, for a number of years, in which institution he had been a stockholder and director since its foundation. For a number of terms Mr. Sharpless served as a member of the town council of Keyser, and at the time of his death was serving his third consecutive term as town sergeant, which duties included the collecting of the taxes and the treasurership. Besides these duties he was engaged in the fire insurance business and looked after his grazing farm on the Allegheny, as well as other private affairs. He has also been administrator in numerous estates and guardian for minor heirs. Thus, it will be seen that his life has been one of honor, trust and usefulness among his fellow citizens - the people who knew him best. Mr. Sharpless took up his residence in Keyser in 1881, and has since been identified with her interests. He was always found on the side of right (not able to read next line) of good government and the ? of righteousness. He had been a prominent of the Methodist Episcopal church for years, and as his pastor said in his eloquent discourse, he was God's friend. Mr Sharpless was an honored member of the board of stewards of his church and also a member of the board of trustees. He belonged to Davis Lodge No 51, A F & A M, which had charge of the funeral; was also a member of New Creek Council NO 241, National Union of Keyser, many of whom attended the funeral in a body. The Council, at a meeting Monday, appointed a committee to draft resolutions on the brother, he having been one of the charter members of this Council. Funeral services were held at the M E church at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, and was one of the most largely attended funerals ever held in the town. The services were conducted by the pastor the Rev. F. H. Havenner, assisted by Rev. A. M. Cackley, D. D. of the M. E. church, South, and Rev. Mr. Gray, of Elk Garden. The choir beautifully sang three favorite hymns of the deceased, "Nearer My God to Thee", followed by "Shall we Meet Beyond the River," and closing with "God Be With You Till we Meet Again." Interment took place in Queen's Point cemetery. The pall-bearers were Masons, viz: A. W. Coffroth, J. F. Dixon, D. T. Greenwade, J. T. Carskadon, J. Z. Terrell and Geo. W. Parsons. The honorary pall-bearers were from the official boards or the church, viz: J. D. Gelwicks, Conrad Fisher, Floyd Knight, Edward Hall, and R. W. Nine. The floral offerings were beautiful and appropriate, one from the National Union, being a sheaf and sycle, and the Masonic Lodge presented a handsome emblem, besides other beautiful offerings.
Mr. Sharpless leaves a widow and four daughters and one son, all grown and residing at home, viz: Jesse, Misses Nettie, Ella, Lola and Catharine, who have the sympathy of the community in their irreparable loss.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER, MINERAL COUNTY W VA., FRIDAY SEPT 20, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

SHARPLESS, James A.

ELK GARDEN NEWS
A number of persons in this vicinity attended the funeral of James A Sharpless at Keyser last Tuesday.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER, MINERAL COUNTY W VA., FRIDAY SEPT 20, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



SHARPLESS, Jesse Gaver

Mr. Jesse Gaver Sharpless, a native of Elk District, this county, and one of our most substantial citizens, died at his home near Jenny Springs, Wednesday evening, of neuralgia of the heart in the sixtieth year of his age. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. John Dixon of that neighborhood, and one daughter, not yet grown. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Dixon and Mrs. John Schwinabart, both of Elk District. Mr. Sharpless had been complaining of pain for a few days but not until Wednesday, when his sufferings became more intent, did he call in a physician. Eased by the medicine administered he dozed off and never woke up - the neuralgia reached his heart. Funeral services were held at his home today at one o'clock, and the body was buried in the home cemetery. Rev. John F. Dayton, of Keyser, preached the funeral sermon. His sudden death cast a gloom over the entire community where he was so favorably known and highly respected. The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of true friends. For many years Mr. Sharpless had been a member of the M.E. church. The late Mr. James A. Sharpless was a brother.
Keyser Tribune, October 20, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

SHARPLESS, Jesse Gaver

On Wednesday evening, October 18, 1911, the news came over the phone that Gaver Sharpless was dead. It was true that he had been complaining and a physician had been called but suddenly the brittle thread of life snapped. His age is 5(?3) years, 5 months, and 2 days. The burial was on an adjoining farm, the Frank Junkins, formerly the Joseph Dixon farm. He leaves a wife and daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. T. Dixon and Mrs. John Schwinabart, to mourn their loss. His wife was the daughter of John Dixon. His two brothers, James A. and Rev John Sharpless have been dead a number of years. The active pall bearers were: James and Wm Kitzmiller, Morgan Bane, Henry Sutton, Henry Duling, and F. C. Patton. Honorary pall bearers, O. A. Hood, Harry L. Arnold, Frank Bane, Ed Blackburn, Upton Pritchard and Ed Kitzmiller.
The deceased was one of our most prosperous farmers and an upright citizen. The following beautiful tribute comes form a near friend. For half an hour before religious services there was almost a continued stream of friends wending their way by the beautiful casket in which  lay Jesse Gaver Sharpless as if asleep. His face was beautiful in death, reflecting the sublime tranquility and heavenly peace that made a lasting impression and brought a tear of regret at parting of everyone that passed to say good bye. Shortly after one o'clock, Rev John Dayton requested that the appropriate hymn, "Asleep in Jesus" be sung, "Jesus Lover of my Soul" and "Rock of Ages" were the other hymns used. After reading the Scriptures Rev John Dayton selected the words of our Savior, "I am the resurrection and the life" and preached an earnest sermon. After the sermon, Mr F. C. Rollman spoke of two flowers he desired to bring as his tribute of esteem and affection, flowers that would never wilt nor fade. The first was when he approached Gaver Sharpless this summer and explained to him the needs of the Davis Child Shelter, at Charleston, and of the good work of caring of the motherless, fatherless and homeless children. How cheerfully and gladly Gaver responded with five dollars to help feed the little ones. Another flower to his memory when he approached Gaver and suggested the holding of a religious service in his grove, gladly Gaver consented and with his hands he erected the seats, and his hands, like Jacob of old, erected the pulpit for the worship of our Lord and Savior, and our God. And in his grove, that Sunday there arose a sweet incense of songs, and testimonies and prayers that ascended to the throne of our Heavenly Father, it was a spiritual uplift, an inspiration to all of God's people to press onward and upward. These two instances show us the real heart of the man, warm and tender as a child. There was a large attendance at the funeral, which was on Friday. F. C. Rollman was the funeral director.
Keyser Tribune, October 27, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010




SHARPLESS, Mrs. Rose Ann Stark

SWANTON - Mrs. Rose Ann Sharpless, 85, of here, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, where she had been a patient the past three weeks. A native of Accident, she was born February 22, 1879 a daughter of James and Louise (Knox) Stark. Her husband, John L. Sharpless, died in 1949. She was a lifelong resident of Garrett County. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ervin Roth, Deer Park; Mrs. Lemuel Friend, of here; Mrs. Aubrey Adams, Akron; Mrs. Hale Wright, of here; Mrs. Harold B. Friend, of here, and Miss Marie Sharpless, Baltimore; two sons, George Sharpless, of here, and Glenn O. Sharpless, Baltimore; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lottie Hughes, Dunbar, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Mastahuba, of Carmichaels, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the EUB Church at Swanton by Rev. Roy Butler and interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The body is at the Leighton Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at noon on Wednesday.
SOURCE: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; October 5, 1964; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 23, 2010

 


SHARPLESS, Mrs. Sadie R.
 
Services for Mrs. Sadie R. Sharpless, 91, formerly of 122 Seymour Street, who died yesterday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Kight Funeral Home by the Rev. Reg Barss. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Elk Garden. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Cumberland Evening Times; 28 May 1975
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012



SHARPS, Clarence Edward

Clarence Edward Sharps, 68, of Oakland, Md , died at his home Tuesday evening. He was the son of the late Lewis Allen and Anna Squires Sharps, and was born Dec. 10, 1890, at Independence, W. Va. His wife, Gertrude Shafferman Sharps, preceded him in death. Mr. Sharps had resided in Oakland since 1930 and operated the Sharps Motor Company in that city. He was a member of the Oakland Rotary Club, and held the club's attendance record with 28 years of successive meetings. He was a member of St Paul's Methodist Church of Oakland and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include three sons John A., Frederick L. and William E., all of Oakland, six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Leona VanZandt of Middleton, Ohio, and Mrs. Cotheo Horchler of Newburg.
The Morgantown Post, May 14, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010
 


SHARPS, John A. Sr.
 
John A. Sharps Sr., 83, Oakland, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at his home.  Born on January 22, 1921, in Grafton, W.Va., he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Gertrude L. (Shafferman) Sharps. He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald W. Sharps, one granddaughter, Michelle Rene Rowlands, and two brothers, William E. Sharps and Fred L. Sharps.  He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oakland, for 70 years, and was a past president of the church council. For over 50 years, he was a partner in Sharps Chevrolet, Oakland. He was a former member and past president of the Oakland Rotary Club and served 42 years with the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, retiring as assistant chief. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of Proctor Kildow Post #71, American Legion, Oakland.  He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Crosby) Sharps; one daughter, Sue S. Rickert, Cambridge; one son, John A. Sharps Jr., Prosper, Texas; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, today (Aug. 5) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Friday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Richard Seaks and Pastor Randy Nairn officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery.  Members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m.  Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans' organizations in southern Garrett County.  The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550; the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 43, Oakland, MD 21550; or to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 6 S. Second Street, Oakland, MD 21550.
abt. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013



SHARRETT, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Howarth

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sharrett, 60, wife of John Robert Sharrett, died last night at her home, 556 North Mechanic street. She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Mary Howarth, Franklin, this county. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Harry and Charles L. Sharrett, Mrs. Marie Clark, Mrs. Ethel M. Davey, Mrs. Helen Wood, Mrs. Juanita Arnold, Mrs. Robert Long, and Miss Dorothy Sharrett; one brother, Robert Howarth, Jenners, Pa.; and four sisters, Mrs. John C. Schwartz, Baltimore; Mrs. George Whitfield, Altoona, Pa.; Mrs. George Chenowith, and Mrs. Thomas Metz, this city.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 22, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 10, 2009




SHARRETTS, Charles Leo

Charles Leo Sharretts, 73, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died November 23, 1982 at the Goodwill Mennonite Nursing Home in Grantsville, Maryland where he had been a patient for the past two years. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland and was a son of the late John Robert Sharretts and Mary Elizabeth (Howarth) Sharretts. He was employed as a construction worker in Akron for a number of years before his retirement. He belonged to a United Methodist Church in that city. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Ethel E. Davey, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Helen S. Stubblefield, Mrs. Dorothy J. Crowe and Mrs. Pauline Long, all of Cumberland; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home where services were conducted at the funeral home with the Rev. John H. Williams of Centre Street United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Robert Long, Robert Long, Robert S. Long, Joseph Arnone, Louis Arnone and John Pendergast Jr.
The Republic, Meyersdale, December 2, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010


SHATZER, Mrs. J A

Mrs J A Shatzer of Washington, D.C., mother of Charles Shatzer, of Piedmont, who went to visit her son was taken suddenly ill and died. The funeral took place Fri. -Cumb Times.
Keyser Tribune, August 30, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



SHATZER, Mrs. Lucinda Garey

Mrs. Lucinda Shatzer, 81, of 927 Braddock. Road, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Born in Corriganville, she was daughter of the late Samuel and Lucinda (Hiner) Garey and the widow of Cecil M. Shatzer. Mrs. Shatzer held membership in Centre Street Methodist Church. Surviving, are three daughters, Mrs. Charles L. Kopp, with whom she resided; Mrs. C. Harry Wahmann, Baltimore; and Mrs. Frank Ansel, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Yantz, Mt. Savage, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. John F. Sammel, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family requests flowers be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 2, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



SHAULIS, Melvin R.

MEYERSDALE — Melvin R. Shaulis, 60, of Meyersdale, died yesterday at his home. Born June 23, 1915, in Bakersville, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence and Bessie (Brandt) Shaulis. Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (Zerfoss) Shaulis, in 1966. Surviving are his second wife, Alice Vena (Staub) Shaulis; two sons, Wayne R. Shaulis, Butler, Pa., Melvin Eric Shaulis, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Verl Bittner Jr., RD I, Glencoe, Mrs. Sandra Best, Beaver Falls, Ohio; one brother, Telford Shaulis, Doylestown, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. John Leslie, Somerset; Mrs. Ralph Bowman, Boynton, and Mrs. Victor Berkebile, Perkasie, Pa. Friends will be received at the Lechemby-Price Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Harold A. Appel. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 12, 2011



SHAVER, Otis

Otis Shaver, aged 32, a policeman of Monongah, a coal town near here, after receiving two bullet wounds in his back, fired, it is alleged, by Joe Wierman, an Italian, exclaimed, “I’m all in,” and fired a revolver bullet through his brain ending his life.
Shaver had gone to an Italian laboring camp to arrest Jim Wierman, a brother of Joe Wierman, wanted on a charge of assaulting a fellow-countryman.  As he was leaving camp with his prisoner, Joe Wierman, it is alleged, stole up behind Shaver and shot him in the back.  Shaver fell, then regained his feet and started in pursuit of his assailant, but fell again.  As another officer made an effort to assist Shaver, the latter waived him back and shot himself dead.
  FAIRMONT WV, JULY 22
Keyser Tribune, August 2, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



SHAW, Andrew Bruce

Barton, Md, - Andrew Bruce Shaw, 91, died at his home at Moscow Mills, early Sunday morning.  Mr. Shaw was a large owner of land, much of which is under laid with coal.  He was a native of Moscow Mills near Barton, and was a son of Major and Mrs. William Shaw, pioneer residents, his father having been a native of Cresaptown and a grandson of the Rev. William Shaw, who came from Barton, England, and who gave the town of Barton, then a part of the Shaw estate, its name.  He also named the towns of Moscow and Pekin, which were also included in the extensive Shaw holdings. Mr. Shaw for many years looked after the Shaw properities, including the selling and leasing of coal mines and farming lands.  His activities also included merchandising and saw mill operation at one time.  The estate is still of large proportion.
The Rev. William Shaw, the grandfather was a pioneer minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, having received his credentials from Bishop Ashbury. Mr. Shaw was a lifelong member of this church.  He was also one of the oldest Masons of Maryland and was a member of Allegany Lodge of Barton.  He is survived by one son, Lloyd B. Shaw, Lonaconing, and three daughters, Mrs. B. Sloan Arnold, Keyser W. Va.; Mrs. Aleda Snyder who made her home with her father and Miss Patsy Shaw, at home. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Barton M.E. Church, with the Rev. Dillion R. Georges, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at laurel Hill Cemetery, with Masonic rites.
Cumberland Evening Times, 1 August 1927
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009



 

SHAW, Andrew Bruce (II)

Andrew Bruce Shaw, 64, formerly of Rawlings, died yesterday at his residence, 23 Armstrong Street, Keyser, where he had moved four days ago. Born in Riddlesburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Lloyd B. and Mary (Lauder) Shaw.  His first wife, Margaret (Smith) Shaw preceeded him in death. Mr. Shaw was employed as security guard at the Luke Mill of West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company and was a member of Rawlings, Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lyda (Pagenhardt) Shaw; a daughter, Miss Mary Lauder Shaw, here, a sister, Mrs. William McClelland, Sweekley, Pa. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Richard Chambers.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.
The Cumberland News, 1 September, 1966
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009



 

SHAW, Charles E.

Charles E. Shaw, 84, of 645 Bedford Street, died yesterday at his residence. He had been employed as a teller at the Second National Bank for many years and had also served as a minister in many local churches and as a teacher of the Duke Memorial Bible Class. Born in Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Mary (Hebener) Shaw. Surviving are his widow, Naurene (Crawford) Shaw; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Filvin, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; a son, Dr. Charles E. Shaw Jr., Baltimore, and two grandchildren, Charles E. Shaw III and Harry L. Shaw. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, January 3, 1969
[Naurene Crawford was actually Jane Naurene Crawford, George's granddaughter.]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 23, 2011
 



Name: Clarence Lewis Shaw, 90, of 12924 St. Georges Lane, Mt. Savage, MD, formerly of Tennessee
 
Parents: Walter and Thera Shaw
 
DOB: July 17, 1916 in Illinois
 
DOD: Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Lions Center, Cumberland, MD
 
Military: U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II
 
Spouse: 1st wife, Isal Shaw; 2nd wife, Martha (Blank) Williams Shaw
 
Predeceased by: parents; wife Isal; brother Clyde
 
Survived by: wife Martha; son, James Shaw and wife, of Oregon; daughter Mardell Homann, of Tennessee; stepchildren, James Williams and wife Janie; Ken Williams and wife Judy; Marsha Steiner and husband John; Rick Williams and wife Brenda
 
Burial: March 31, 2007, Hendersonville, Tennessee

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014


 

SHAW, Haywood

Haywood Shaw, 59, an Elyria resident for the past 40 years, died Saturday in a train-truck accident on Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain Saturday night. Mr. Shaw was born in Model, Tenn., and was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a 30-year employee of Ridge Tool Company, Elyria, and a member of the Elyria Moose Lodge. He is survived by a son, John H. of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; a daugnter, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) Hill of Cleveland; two grandchildren; and his father, Lewis Shaw of Clarksville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor S., in 1983. Friends may call at the Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body will be taken to Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, Pa., for visitation Thursday and services Friday. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery, Somerset County, Pa.
The Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, January 22, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2011




SHAW, Mahala

PENDLETON COUNTY, FRANKLIN - Mrs. James Shaw died at the home of William Skiles on Tuesday, April 8, 1913, aged 87 years, 7 months and 28 days, leaving to mourn her loss four children: Mrs. Fannie Skiles, wife of William Skiles, of Deer Run; Mrs. Hettie Armstrong, of Doe Hill; Mrs. Annie Trumbo, wife of J. S. Trumbo, of Oak Flat; John W. Shaw, of Franklin.  The deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Mahala Bolton, was the wife of James Shaw, who died in the year 1885. To this union there were born, besides the four children above mentioned, three who died in youth, and two, Mrs. Jane Armstrong and Mrs. Rebecca Skiles, who lived to maturity.
Keyser Tribune, April 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010



SHAW, Mrs. Martha Eleanor Blank
 
MOUNT SAVAGE — Martha Eleanor Williams Shaw, 82, of Mount Savage, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Born Nov. 3, 1928, in Mount Savage, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. Blank and Anna Mary (McKenzie) Blank. She was preceded in death by husbands, James B. Williams on March 3, 1988, and Clarence Shaw on March 26, 2007. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Carl J. Blank Jr., J. Perry Blank, J. Gilbert Blank and Richard "Dick" Blank; and sister, Linnie (Blank) Mace. Martha graduated from Frostburg State University in 1975 with a degree in education. She worked as a substitute teacher before retiring and spending the winters in Florida. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, James B. Williams and wife Janie, Cumberland, Kenneth L. Williams and wife Judy, Pittsburgh, Richard L. Williams and wife Brenda, Tennessee; and daughter, Marsha K. Steiner and husband John, LaVale; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers, Phillip Blank and Russell Blank. The family would like to express their special thanks to the kind and caring staff at Frostburg Village Nursing Home and the New Horizons Alzheimer's Care Unit. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will begin at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mount Savage with Father Eric Gauchat as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mount Savage.
Cumberland Times-News, May 11, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 9, 2013



SHAW, Mrs. Mary Lauder

MOSCOW - Mrs. Mary Shaw, 79, widow of Lloyd B. Shaw, died early this morning at her following an extended illness. Born at Riddlesburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lauder; she has resided here since 1927.  Mrs. Shaw was a member of Barton Methodist Church and had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.  She was a past president of the WSCS of the church and a past president of the Associated Women of the Allegany County Farm Bureau.  Mrs. Shaw had also been active in Red Cross work and with the County Tuberculosis Association. Surviving are a son, Andrew Shaw, at home; a daughter, Mrs. William McClelland, Sweickley, Pa.: two brothers, William Lauder, Wilkes, Barre, Pa, and Robert J. Lauder, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Sutton and Mrs. Helen Gage, both of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Boar Funeral Home, Westernport, until tomorrow afternoon when it will be taken to the residence.
The Cumberland News, 30 Dec 1955
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009



SHAW, Will

Will Shaw, who lived at Denver, near Tunnelton, W. Va., was killed by his team of horses. He had been thrown from the horse he was riding when they took fright and ran away and the other horse had jumped on him causing death. He leaves a wife and two children.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 9, 2010


SHAWLEY, Mrs. Evelyn Beulah Oester
 
Evelyn Beulah Shawley, 77, Bittinger, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Bittinger, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy (Bittinger) Oester. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Shawley; one brother, Everett Oester; and one sister, Freda Kellison.  She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Women of ELCA, and a former member of the Bittinger Homemakers Club.  Survivors include one son, George R. Shawley II, Bittinger; three daughters, Patricia Cowser, Bethel Park, Pa., and Karen Clevenger and Mary Schenk, both of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.  Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 6, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with Vicar Douglas Knupp officiating. Interment was in the Bittinger Cemetery.
abt. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999; Maryland Obituary Service
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013



SHAWLEY, George Robert

George Robert Shawley, 77, of Bittinger, Md., died Monday, May 31, 1993 at the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, Md. Born April 18, 1916 in Jerome, he was a son of the late Elmer and Hattie (Beals) Shawley. Mr. Shawley was a dairy farmer, member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bittinger and past president of the Grantsville Rotary Club. An Army veteran of World War II, he was also a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. Survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn Oester; one son, George Shawley III, Swanton, Md.; three daughters: Patricia Cowser, Bethel Park; Karen Clevenger and Mary Schenk, both of Grantsville; one sister, Ethel Buckel of Bittinger and 12 grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. Services were conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday with Pastor Louise Knotts officiating. Interment, Bittinger Cemetery.
New Republic, Meyersdale, June 10, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010


 

SHAWLEY, Mrs. Hattie Beals

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Hattie May Shawley, 79, of Bittinger, died yesterday at her residence. Born in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Agnes (Bittner) Beals, Her husband, Elmer Shawley, died in 1969. Mrs. Shawley was a member of Emmanuel Lulheran Church, Bittinger. Surviving are a son, George Shawley, Bittinger; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Buckel, Bittinger; a brother, Roy Beals, Salisbury, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Staub, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Nellie Byrne, Markleysburg. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in Emmanuel Lutheran Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. F. Danner will officiate and interment will be in Bittinger Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church tomorrow at 1 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 28, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


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