MARAVIA, Mrs. Mary M.

THOMAS- Mrs. Mary Marie Maravia, 97, of Benbush, died Sunday in Oakland after a long illness. Mrs. Maravia was born in Russia, and was a member of Lodge 232, SLA. She is survived by a son, Tony Maravia, Davis; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Spiggle Funeral Home, Davis, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Andrew Mann and Rev. Willis Summers.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery here.
Cumberland Evening Times July 25, 1961
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009


Name: Fred Edward Margraff
DOD: Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Edith Kerns Margraff
Survived by: wife; daughter, Shirley Baldwin and husband Jim, Cumberland
Burial: January 22, 2005, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014

MARK, Gordon Gish

Meyersdale, Pa., - Gordon Gish Mark, 53, of Arlington, Va., died yesterday at his home.,  He had been in ill health for some time.
Born at Palmyra, he was a son of Mrs. Catherine (Gish) Mark, and the late Oliver Mark.  Mr. Mark was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and had been employed as a forester with the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 30 years.  He was a member of the Society of American Foresters and Blue Lodge F. & AM at Marlinton, W.Va.  Mr. Mark also was co-author of the book, "Managing The Family Forest." Also surviving are his widow, Hulda (Suder) Mark, and a brother, Warner Mark, Palmyra. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where prayer services  will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m.  Graveside services will be held at Union Cemetery.
Cumberland Times - News, Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD. 23 October 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed ~ Genie)



MARKER, Mrs. Althea Sanner

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Althea Marker, 73, died Friday at her home at Garrett. She was born in Fayette County March 13, 1883, a daughter of the late Abraham and Mary Kurtz Sanner. The widow of Harvey Marker, she leaves two daughters, nine grandchildren, one sister and one brother, Levi Sanner of South Connellsville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 5, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 30, 2010




ROCKWOOD, Feb. 28 — Private Clyde Marker, son of Mrs. Archie Benford of Rockwood, R. D. 1, who was wounded seriously August 6 in France, was killed on the Western Front on February 2. After being wounded the first time, the soldier spent nearly two months in a hospital before rejoining his outfit in the latter part of November. He entered the service July 9, 1943, and went overseas early in January, 1944. Before going into the Army, he and a brother, Bruce, operated a wedge mill. Surviving are his mother, a brother and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Carolus and Miss Blanche Marker of Rockwood.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 28, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009

MARKER, Mrs. Cora (Clara) Carney

Wheeling, WV., Nov 17
Services for Mrs Cora Carney Marker, 70, widow of Thomas E. Marker and native of Frostburg, Md., who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Donald D. Ellitt. Overlea, Md., were held this morning at St. Joseph's Cathedral here, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. She was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral when a resident here and was prominent in a number of Catholic societies. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Carney and is survived by two other daughters. Sister Mary Julia of Wheeling Hospital and Sister F. Frances Clara of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Moundsville, W. Va. She was a sister of Alphonse Carney, Indianapolis, Ind.; Frank Carney, Joliet, ill. and Lee Carney, Wheeling.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, November 17, 1941 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 12, 2012


MARKER, Mrs. Emma Mankamyer

Mrs. Emma Mankamyer Marker, age 74, died at her home in South Rockwood on Sunday evening March 6. She was the widow of John Marker who died eight years ago. She was born in Black Township, May 7, 1874, the daughter of the late Adolph and Louise Heining Mankamyer. The following children survive: George Marker, Rockwood; Ira Marker, Boswell; Mrs. Dan Critchfield, Meyersdale; nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. David Miller, Somerset; Mrs. Jones Christner, Torrington, Wyo.; Mrs. ?. G. Sufall, Akron, O.; Mrs. C. O. Meyers, South Connellsville; Dennis Mankamyer, Cumberland, Md. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren in Rockwood. The Rev. W. F. Berkebile officiated, and burial, under direction of Mills & Mickey, was made in Rockwood I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, March 10, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 9, 2009



MARKER, Ida Belle Fisher

Ida Belle Fisher Marker, wife of John Marker, died at her home Friday afternoon, January 23, after a prolonged illness from a complication of diseases. She was a daughter of the late John and Catherine Yoder Fisher and was born in Garrett, May 8, 1883. She is survived by her husband, one son, Wilmer Marker, of Garrett, six daughters, Mrs. Elmer Sechler, Meyersdale; Mrs. Morris Brant, Somerset; Mrs. Millard Brant, Garrett; Mrs. Harold Benford, Rockwood; Mrs. Paul Ankency, Somerset; Mrs. George Poorbaugh, Garrett, and the following sisters and brothers: Mary Fisher Brocht, Garrett; Lucy Fisher Engleka, Berlin; Jane Fisher Weimer, Lancaster; Charles Fisher, Kantner, and James Fisher, Garrett. She left 34 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Marker was a member of the Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church for many years. Funeral services were held in the Somerset Church of God, Monday, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Norman Seese officiating. Interment was made in the Somerset Memorial Park, under the direction of W. C. Price & Son, Meyersdale morticians.
Meyersdale Republican, January 29, 1948    (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Name:  J. Wm. "Bill" Marker, 87, of Fort Ashby, WV
Parents: Ed Caudy Marker and Lena (Parker) Marker
DOB: April 15, 1917, in Alaska, Mineral Co., WV
DOD: November 15, 2004, at the Dawnview Center, Fort Ashby, WV
Military: U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran, serving during WW II, (1942-1945). A sergeant medical corpsman, he served with the 384th Bomber Group in France and England
Predeceased by: parents; infant sibling; sisters, Marie Hartman, Clara Green, and Edna Wasson; brothers, Reese Marker, Oscar Marker, James Marker, and Robert "Shorty" Marker
Survived by: sister, Virginia McCort, Fort Ashby
Burial: Fort Ashby Cemetery
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted March 8, 2014


MEYERSDALE - John N. Marker, 89, of RD 1, Garrett, died Saturday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Garrett, December 10, 1879, he was a son of the late Adam and Barbara (Short) Marker. His wife, Ida (Fisher) Marker, preceded him in death. Mr. Marker is survived by a son, Wilmer Marker, of Garrett; six daughters, Mrs. Millard Brant, Garrett; Mrs. Elsie Brant, RD 4, Somerset; Mrs. Mary Ankney, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Harold Benford, Rockwood; Mrs. Elmer Sechler, RD 2, Meyersdale and Mrs. George Poorbaugh, RD, Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Theodore Lehman, Berlin; 36 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. William H. Snyder will officiate and interment will be in Somerset County Memorial Park, Somerset.
The Cumberland News, April 28, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009


MARKLEY, Mrs. Ida May Sines
OAKLAND -  Mrs. Ida May Markley, 88, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah C. (Lewis) Sines and was the widow of Sylvester Markley. Mrs. Markley was a member of Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Rodeheaver, Oakland; Mrs. John O’Haver, with whom she resided; Mrs. Hazel Roy, Hutton, and Mrs. Lona Gutherie and Mrs. Gladys Burdette, both of Hyattsville, and a son, Paul Markley, Hutton. Also surviving are two half-brothers, Jones Sines, Oakland, and Silas Sines, College Park; 26 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. Stanley Earbart and Rev. Donald Matthews. Interment will be in the Taylor-Sines Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland, March 13, 1963; page 18
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 19, 2013

MARKWOOD, Mrs. JoAnn Smith

JoAnn Markwood, 67, Oakland, formerly of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood, W.Va. Born July 13, 1944, in Baltimore, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Herman and Mildred Florence Weaver Smith. She was also preceded in death by one son, John Robert Markwood. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Terra Alta. She was a graduate of Terra Alta High School. JoAnn loved bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee, Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Markwood Jr., Oakland; two sons, Brent A Markwood, San Francisco, Calif., and Michael Shawn Markwood and spouse Tammy, Oakland; one daughter, Christi Jo Markwood, Oakland; two brothers, Larry W. Smith, Star Valley Ranch, Wyo., and James E. Smith, Kingwood; one sister, Carolyn McCain, Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, John William Markwood III, Alexis Markwood, Eric Pittman, Jacqueline Markwood, MiKayla Markwood, Shawn Markwood, and Abbigail Baker. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Terra Alta, on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Michael L. Daniels officiating. Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.
The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Dec 1, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012


MARLEY, Laura T. Rigely nee Morris

Laura T. Marley, widow of Thomas Marley, died Monday morning at the home of her son, Albert Rigley, in Memphis, Tenn. She was a former resident of Hagerstown and moved to Memphis three years ago. She was aged 67. Mrs Marley was born in Allegany Co, a daughter of James and Armeda Morris. While living in Hagerstown, she was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving besides son, Albert, are daughter, Mrs Teresa Wallis, this city; brothers, William Morris, this city, Thomas, Baltimore and John and Hugh, both of Westernport; sister, Mrs Roy Smith, this city. Four grandchildren also survive. The Sodality of the Virgin Mary will meet at the Souder-Router Funeral Home for prayers, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Fr Robert S Passerilli Friday at 10 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Morning Herald; Hagerstown, Washington Co, Md., March 12, 1957 - pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 30, 2010

MARLEY, Thomas

Thomas Marley died Thursday at his home, on Buck Hill, He was a native of Ireland and was 67 years old. He came to Lonaconing from Franklin about 17 years ago, and worked in the mines for a while. He leaves his wife, two sons and several daughters. The funeral took place this morning from St. Mary's church and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, February 1, 1913 - pg 6, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 4, 2012


MARKWOOD, Mrs. Maggie L. Rogers

MEYERSDALE, Jan. 8 — Mrs. Maggie L. (Rogers) Markwood, 69 years old, died Tuesday at her home in Wellersburg. Mrs. Markwood was born in Petersburg, W. Va., in 1872, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary E. Rogers. Her husband, William P. Markwood, preceded her in death. Surviving are the following children: George of Wellersburg, James of Cumberland, Rumsay of Corriganville and Mrs. Roy Smith, at home. She also leaves two brothers, Hugh Rogers of Petersburg and E. C. Rogers of Huntington, Indiana.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 8, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010




"Current News Of Lonaconing-Death of John Marley, a Most Respected Citizen-Mr. John Marley, one of Lonaconing's most respected citizens, died at his home on Railroad street at 12:15 o'clock. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Thurs 27 Jun 1907
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 9, 2009



MARLEY, Michael A.

"Lonaconing-Michael A. Marley, 77, died last night at his home on St. Mary's Terrace. A retired coal miner, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Ann (McPartland) Marley, and was unmarried. Mr. Marley was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Surviving are four sisters, Miss Catherine Marley and Mrs. Matilda O'Rourke, both of Lonaconing; Mrs. John C. Gorman, Washington, and Mrs. William Rae, McKeesport, Pa."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wed 4 Apr 1956
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 9, 2009




Despondent on account of poor health, Reese Marman, a Union veteran, committed suicide at Frederick, on January 19th.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010

MARSHALL, Mrs. Agnes T. Feldman
FROSTBURG — Mrs. Agnes T. Marshall, widow of John Marshall, died yesterday afternoon at the residence of her sister, Miss Lillian Feldman, Eckhart.  A daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Farley) Feldman, she was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Besides Miss Feldman, she leaves another sister, Mrs. Mary McMillan, McKeesport, Pa.; a brother, James Feldman, Farmington, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home here. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m in St. Michael's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 29, 1950 - pg 21, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 7, 2013

MARSHALL, Mrs. Beatrice Ryan

FROSTBURG — Beatrice R. “Red” (Ryan) Marshall, 95, of Frostburg, formerly of Lonaconing, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born June 3, 1916, in Eckhart, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Ryan and Maude (Trimble) Ryan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Marshall, who died in 1966; four sisters, and two brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was owner and operator of Red's Taxi Service in Lonaconing and a member of the Lonaconing Republican Club. She lived at the Frostburg Heights Apartments and had been a resident of the Frostburg Village Nursing Home for the past year. She is survived by her cousin Albert Ryan and wife Frances, of Frostburg; niece, Phyllis (Royce) Cannon, of New Lexington, Ohio; nephew Charles Gallagher and wife Ann, of Coshocton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Sowers Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Loar officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times-News, April 12, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 9, 2012



Midland- Dropping to the ground just as he reached his home ten minutes before noon this morning, J. H. Marshall , manager of the J. H. Marshall Co. store, expired of heart trouble. Mr. Marshall was about 59 years of age. He was formerly of Moorefield, W. Va., but came here a number of years ago and founded the store which bore his name. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife and two children by each wife.
Keyser Tribune, December 20, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010


Lonaconing - John W. Marshall, 58, a 20-yr employe of the County Roads Department, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. He was a son of the late William and Rachel (Smith) Marshall. He is survived by his widow, Beatrice (Ryan) Marshall; one sister, Miss Jane Marshall, here, and one brother, Pete Marshall, also of Lonaconing. Mr. Marshall was a member of the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company and the Lonaconing Republican Club. The body is at Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with interment in Frostburg Memorial Park. Rev. John McLain will officiate. The members of Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company will attend in a body.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 6, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 9, 2012

MARSHALL, Robert, Sr.

Robert Marshall, Sr., the oldest resident of Lonaconing, died yesterday after a bried illness. He was 93. Mr. Marshall was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He came to Lonaconing in 1870 where he married Margaret McKinley on September 19, 1871. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are four sons, William, former postmaster, Robert, Jr., and James, all of Lonaconing, and John, Washington, D. C., and two daughters, Mrs. Robert M. Hutcheson, Cumberland, and Jane Marshall, home, 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren."
Unknown newspaper: "Lonaconing, Md., May 10, 1939
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 4, 2012


MARTEENY, Elisabeth Fike

Meyersdale, Pa., July 3 — Mrs. Elisabeth Fike Marteeny, 86, died Monday from paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Speicher, Meyersdale, R. D. 2. Her husband, Simon Marteeny, died 24 years ago. She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Samuel Saylor and Mrs. Ira Fike, and a son, Elias Marteeny, all of Meyersdale. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Rev. George Detwiler, of Huntingdon, Pa., former pastor, will conduct the funeral services, assisted by Rev. DeWitt Miller, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. A brief service will be held at the Speicher home followed by the regular services in the Church of the Brethren. Interment will be in Union cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 3, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



MARTENEY, Colonel E.

Colonel E. Marteney, 75, of near Fort Ashby, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted Friday. Born in Barbour County, W. Va., he was the son of the late Jeff and Ida (Strader) Marteney. Surviving are his widow, Pearl (Phillips) Marteney; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Rubio, Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Owen Marteney, Volga, W. Va.; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Marteney was a retired Western Maryland Railway employe and was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Ridgeley Rod and Gun Club and the Allegany Beagle Club. He was a veteran of World War II. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted Friday at 1 p. m. at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg, pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church, Ridgeley. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland News, November 4, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009

MARTENS, Mrs. Anna Schell/Shell

Frostburg, Feb. 17 — Mrs. Anna Martens, 60, wife of Henry Martens, Youngstown, O., and the former Miss Anna Shell, a native of Mt. Savage, died suddenly yesterday from a heart attack. Fifteen years ago she moved with her family to Youngstown. She lived at National for many years. Besides her husband she leaves four grown sons and daughters, all of Youngstown. She was a sister of Mrs. Christopher Martens, Youngstown; Mrs. William Murray, Cumberland, and Mrs. George Lynch, Mt. Savage. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral will be held in Youngstown tomorrow afternoon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 17, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 5, 2011


MARTENS, Christopher

Christopher Martens Is Taken By Death - Christopher R. Martens, aged 66, of 722 Lexington Ave., died of complications at 8:10 p. m. yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Summers. He had lived in Youngstown 20 years. Born in Pennsylvania, Mr. Martens came to Youngstown in 1912. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Church and well known in the city. Mr. Martens leaves his wife Kathryn Shell Martens, and the following children: Walter Martens of Frostburg, Md.; Mrs. John Jackson of Sandpatch, Pa.; George Martens of Meyersdale, Pa.; Howard Martens of Belton, Tex.; Cleaver, Leroy, Charles, Louis Martens and Mrs. Gene Webb, all of Youngstown, and 22 grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry and William Martens of Youngstown and two sisters, Mrs. Emil Sweitzer of McDonald, Pa. and Mrs. Pete Michaels of Barnsville, Pa. The body is at Higgins Funeral Home and will be taken to 722 Lexington Ave. on Monday evening. Funeral services will be at 2.30 p.m. Wednesday at the residence. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery.
Youngstown Vindicator, December 12, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Cleaver

Frostburg, Sept. 28 — Cleaver Martens, 46, a son of Mrs. Katherine and the late Christopher Martens, former residents, died early this morning at Youngstown, Ohio, after an illness of two months. An employee of the Edison Power Company, Youngstown, Mr. Martens had been a coal miner while a resident of this section. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Miss Helen Ramhauff, and one daughter, Helen, at home. He was a brother of Leroy, Charles and Louis Martens, Mrs. Geneva Summers, and Mrs. Alpha Webb, Youngstown; Howard Martens, Belton, Texas; George Martens, Meyersdale; and Mrs. Pearl Jackson, Sand Patch, Pa. The funeral will be held Wednesday with burial in Youngstown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 28, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Mrs. Cleo Frances Steward
Mrs. Cleo Frances Martens, 64, of 1020 Ella Avenue, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where she was taken after falling at her home.
Born in Keyser, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Dawson) Steward.  Mrs. Martens was a member of the Salvation Army and Queen City Lodge 145, Loyal Star of America. Also surviving are her husband Joseph H. Martens; two sons, Donald McCoy, Miami, Fl., and George McCoy, Wolflake, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. anf 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that memorials be made to the Western Maryland Heart Association.
Cumberland Evening Times, 27 Dec 1973
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009



MARTENS, Joachim Christopher

J. C. Martens, aged 89, died Wednesday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. H. R. Petenbrink, this place. He is survived by nine children as follows: Mrs. Amial Sweitzer, Mrs. Peter Michaels, Mrs. E. J. Adamson, Mrs. Sara Roberta Getty and Mrs. Lawrence Winebrenner, and Henry, Chris, William and John Petenbrink (Martens). There are 54 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. John H. Martens, Somerset, Pa., is a brother. He formerly lived at Wellersburg, Pa., where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock with burial in Cook's Cemetery. 
Cumberland Times, March 24, 1922
[The initials J. C. stand for Joachim Christopher]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009




Funeral services for John E. Martens, 53 years old, who died yesterday at his home, 316 Pennsylvania avenue, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the headquarters of the Salvation Army, of which he was a member. Brigadier General S. W. Sieler, of Baltimore, will be in charge of the services. Mr. Martens is survived by his wife and four children; Joseph, James, Margaret and Goldie Martens. Three brothers and two sisters also survive. Burial will be at Eckhart.
Cumberland Times, March 5, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Joseph Carroll

Man Dies after Being Hit by Car - Joseph Carroll Martens, 24, of 20 Wineow Street, who was struck by a car yesterday afternoon on Vocke Road, was pronounced dead on arrival late last night, at the West Virginia Medical Center, Morgantown. He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where he underwent surgery, and was transferred to Morgantown in "critical" condition. The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Vocke Road about 1,000 feet west of Braddock Road. State Police said Mr. Martens was struck by an auto operated by Paul Wayne Campbell, 18, of Rawlings, and owned by Lawrence Leidinger, of Cumberland. They said Martens had run out of gas and managed to get the car to the extreme right hand lane of the divided highway. Mr. Martens was attempting to put gas in his car and stepped back into the path of the Leidinger vehicle. Police said young Campbell had observed the car parked along the highway although his visibility was obscured by the bright sunlight, and he struck Mr. Martens who was knocked about 30 feet into the air over the Leidinger car. Trooper R. E. Alderton, who is investigating the accident, said charges are pending. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of Joseph H. and Cleo F. (Steward) Martens. A lifelong resident, he was a machinist in the local B&O Diesel shops, a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Machinists, Local 212, and a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Besides his parents, surviving are his widow, Lois (Shaffer) Martens; one son, Maurice S. Martens, and one daughter, Jody Lynn Martens, at home; and two brothers, Harry D. Martens, Miami, and George R. McCoy, Wolf Lake, Ind. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in Central Assembly of God Church by Rev. Vincent E. Beemer. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 7, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Russell

Russell T. Martens, aged 18 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. E. Martens, died at their home in Eckhart on Tuesday morning from a complication of diseases. The funeral will take place today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock, with interment in the Eckhart cemetery. Rev. Edwards, of the M. E. Church, of Eckhart, will officiate.
The Evening Times, March 10, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Walter Edward

MEYERSDALE, June 5 - Walter Edward Martens, 51, a blacksmith for 18 years, died Tuesday at his home at Frostburg, Md. He was a brother of George Martens of Meyersdale and Mrs. Pearl Jackson of Sand Patch.
Daily Courier, June 5, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009



MARTENS, Mrs. Walter E. nee Tressler

Mrs. Walter E. Martens, 80, of 93 Washington Street, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she had been admitted January 18. She had been in ill health for some time. Born in Somerset Co., Pa., she was the daughter of George W. and Annie (Bittner) Tressler, and was the widow of Walter E. Martens. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, and the Calanthe Temple 3, Pythian Sisters. Surviving are four sons: G. Franklin and Carl L. Martens, here; Robert W. Martens, Loysville, Pa.; and Elmer L. Martens, Coatsville, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Lena Rizer, Youngstown, O.; Mrs. LaVerne Yutzy, Pocahontas; Mrs. Emma A. Walker, Las Cruces, N.M.; and Mrs. Eleanor M. Thompson, Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Emma Compton, Winchester Road; and a brother, Herbert Tressler, Nemacolin, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. Pythian Sisters will hold a memorial service there tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by Rev. George Wehler. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Lapp, William Kroll, James Brode, Arthur Irwin, William McKenzie and D. Michael Miller.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 5, 2010




SOMERSET, Aug. 23 — Traffic accidents claimed three Somerset county persons over the weekend. Two Meyersdale men were burned to death when the truck in which they were riding crashed into another truck near Doswell, Va., on U. S. Route 1. They were identified as James W. Marteny, 44, and Harry C. Early, 31, employees of the Walker Milk Transportation Company. The bodies were burned beyond recognition. The son of Elias and Olive Fike Marteny, James W. Marteny also leaves one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Emmett Gnagey of Uniontown, and Simon of Meyersdale and Carl of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Early, the son of Harry Early and the late Minnie Nicholson Early, leaves his father, his widow, Mrs. Mary Yutzy Early, of Meyersdale, and three daughters, Nancy, Eilene and Arlene.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 23, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009


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