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BOONE, John M. 

John M. Boone, 23, Culpeper, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, as the result of a fire at his home. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leo A. and Evelyn Tasker. Born May 17, 1981, in Oakland, he was the son of Victoria V. (McCrum) (Boone) Tasker, Culpeper, Kenneth W. Tasker, Rio, W.Va., and Tracy F. Boone, Oakland. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department, Company #36. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by one son, Michael D. Boone, Bloomington; one stepson I John W. Mayne, Bloomington; one sister, Michelle Mixson and husband Tony, Culpeper; two half brothers, Cody and Levi Boone, both of Oakland; his maternal grandparents, C. Bernard and Arveta M. (Michaels) McCrum, Sebring, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 23. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at II a.m., with the Rev. Norman Via officiating. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper; about Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010


BOORE, Mrs. Bertha Perrin
 
Lonaconing, Aug. 26 – Services for Mrs. Bertha Boore, 63, widow of Tilden Boore, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland will be conducted tomorrow by Rev. Raymond M. Crowe of Grace Methodist Church, Midland.  Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Savage. Mrs. Boore, a native of Green Ridge, Pa., was the former Bertha Perrin.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Boore had lived in Knapps Meadows for the past 30 years and was the mother of eight children – Raymond and Norman, Mt. Savage; James, Massillon, Ohio; Melvin, Midland; Dora, Harry and Henry Irwin Boore, at home.  Twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother, Carl Perrin, Mt. Savage, also survive.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Md., Thursday, Aug. 26, 1943
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted 12 January 2013


BOORE, Mrs. Mary Margaret Muir

Frostburg - Mary Margaret Boore, 79, of Frostburg, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at the Lions Center. Born Aug. 2, 1933 in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Muir. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Carl Boore; brothers, "Boots" and "Buck" Muir; and a step-child. Mary was a member of the First English Baptist Church in Frostburg. She is survived by sons, Daniel Boore, Norfolk, Va., Gary Boore and wife, Nancy Cumberland, John Boore and wife, Donna, Barton, Melvin Boore, Frostburg and Henry Boore and partner, Jason, North Carolina; daughters, Mary Ann Dunn and husband George, Eckhart, Mildren Butler and husband, Ric, Mount Savage and Barbara Skidmore and husband Greg, Eckhart; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-children; brothers, Eugene Muir and Jack Muir; sisters, Alice House, Jean Martin, and Shirley Muir. Family and friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at the First English Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Sandvick officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church one hour before the services. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemertery.
15 August 2012; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted September 22, 2012


BOORE, Raymond E.
 
MT. SAVAGE – Raymond E. Boore, 62, of here died today at Sacred Heart Hospital where he was a patient since June 27.  He had been in failing health six months. His wife, Gertha (Jenkins) Boore, preceded him in death. Mr. Boore was born in Bedford Valley, Pa., a son of the late Tilden R. and Bertha (Perrin) Boore. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Anderson, Midland, and five brothers, Norman Boore, Mt. Savage, James Boore, Massillon, Ohio, Harry Boore, Bloomington, Melvin Boore, Eckhart, and Henry I. Boore, Lonaconing. Mr. Boore was a member of the St. George’s Episcopal Church.  He was employed as a pipefitter for a maintenance crew of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m., and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, August 30, 1962
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted 12 January 2013


BOOTH, Kenneth
 
FROSTBURG — Kenneth Booth, 56, of Vale Summit, Frostburg, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1947, in Frostburg he was the son of the late William Henry and Maryland (Skidmore) Booth. He was preceded in death by two wives, Violet (Winebrenner) Booth and Rebecca (Michael) Booth. He was a former employee of Kelly Springfield Tire Co. Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly DeRiso and husband Brian, and Pamela Whetstone and husband Leslie, all of Mount Savage; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia “Betty Lou” Perdue and husband Donald, Cumberland, and Diane Bennett and husband James, Eckhart; and two brothers, Donald Booth and wife Diana, and Walter Booth and wife Peggy, all of Vale Summit. His body will be cremated. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m., with the Rev. George R. Loar officiating. 
Monday, Nov. 24, 2003; Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Maryland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014

BOPP, Arthur

An Awful End
Arthur Bopp, a Lovable Young Man, Commits Suicide, This Morning ~ A Bullet In His Brain.
Trivial Troubles Prey Upon An Overwrought Mind and Coupled With Regret for Trifling Dissapation Cause the Deed to Be Done.

Arthur Bopp, a well known young gardener of this city, sent his soul into eternity by comitting suicide at about 7 o'clock this morning.  The cause of his rash deed is unknown, but it is believed by his relatives that it was a love affair. Young Bopp worked all day yesterday on his brother's farm which is about two miles from this city along the Potomac river, and seemed to be in the best of humor.  In the afternoon he was sent to this city for a load of grain and when he returned in the evening he was slightly under the influence of liquor.  His brother John met him on his return and remarked "Artie, you are a little late."  His reply was "yes, but I will be through in a few moments."  After he had unloaded the wagon, he unhitched the horses and put them in the stable and fed them.  When he had done this he went in to house and laid down on a lounge and fell asleep.  He laid there for some time, and late in the evening he got up and walked out into the yard.  Here he met his brother-in -law, Jacob Griesmann, and they talked about Mrs. Bopp, (the young man's mother) going away.  She intended to leave the farm and go away to some place unknown.  Not that she had any trouble or any difficulty with any member of her son's family, for she was always looked upon as the mistress of the house.  She said she was tired of living on the farm and was going away.  Arthur said, "If mother is going away, I will go too. I will go forever.  I cannot live without her."  After conversing with Mr. Griesmann for some time the unhappy young man went into the house and said he was going to bed, which he did.  At about 6:45 o'clock this morning, he got up and dressed himself and must have then put the revolver in his pocket and gone down stairs.  The young lady whom he admired was there getting breakfast ready and he bade her a pleasant "good morning."  He then took a drink of water.  The young lady stood in the doorway and said to him "Artie, if you would only drink that always and not drink beer you would please me very much."  He replied "I can't; are you mad?"  "Yes," replied the girl, "I am."  "Well, I can't help you," he said, as he walked down to the stable.  After he had fed the horses he went up into the hay loft and laid down on the hay and put the pistol to his left temple and sent a bullet through is head.  His mother thought she heard the shot but did not say anything.  At about 7:30 o'clock his brother, John, went out to the stable to see what was detaining him, as he had not yet had his breakfast.  He went up into the hay loft and found his brother lying on his side, apparently asleep.  He returned to the house and got a lantern and went back to the stable to do some work and around his brother.  He went up into the loft again and then discovered that the young man was lying in a pool of blood.  He ran back to the house for help, and with some of his workmen, they carried the injured man into the house.  He died about half and hour later.  Dr. Carr was summoned, but could not restore the life that had ebbed away.  On the doctor's return to town Coroner Strong was summoned and he impaneled the following jury and repaired to the scene of the suicide: George Langfotz, foreman; David Strong, Joseph Brandt, Charles E. Keller, George Ohr, Frederick Dreyer, Samuel Luman, Daniel Ward, Nicholas Ritter, R. M. Montgomery, E. P. Baldwin and Geo. F. Mallon.  After all the witnesses  had been examined the jury viewed the body.  They did not decide how the young man met death, as they will have to consult Dr. Carr before this can be done.  They will meet in the station house this afternoon and render thier decision.  The young man's mother is almost frantic with grief.  The young man was within a fraction of twenty-four years of age, and was the youngest of the family.  He was of a tender disposition and always had a pleasant word for everybody.  He was greatly attached to his aged mother, and every moment he could spare he was at her side.  His father was drowned at the canal locks 22 years ago, and his brother Edward was accidentally drowned when fishing in the river about 100 yards from the house 10 years ago.  He was subject to vertigo and while sitting on a stone fishing was attacked and fell into the river and was drowned.  The revolver, which young Bopp used belonged to himself and is a 32 calibre.  There are two empty shells in it.  The funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.

Evening Times (Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.); Thursday, 4 January 1894
~Genie
Posted June 23, 2012

 
BOPP, Arthur

The funeral of Arthur Bopp took place this afternoon at 2 o'cock, services being held at the home of the deceased and not at German Luthern[sic] church as heretofore announced.  A committee of six from the Germania Maennerchor society acted as pall-bearers.
Evening Times (Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.); Saturday, 6 January 1894
~Genie
Posted June 23, 2012



BORCHERT, Louis Henry

Louis Henry Borchert, 70, of Charlotte, N. C., formerly of Cumberland, died Sunday at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Born April 17, 1904 in Cumberland, He was a son of the late Louis and Catherine (Dreyer) Borchert. Mr. Borchert headed the first instrument department for
Celanese Fibers Company, Amcelle Plant, later held positions with Celanese research engineering and served as assistant office manager
and manager communications consultant. He retired from Celanese in 1968 after 47 years of service. He was a member of East Gate Lodge 216 AF and AM of Cumberland, a member of Cumberland Knights of Malta, and was active in scouting. He was an artist and did art work for the yearbook at Allegany High School where he graduated in 1922. He was the editorial cartoonist of the Shoppers' Guide of Cumberland in pre-World War II years and atempted to start a national cartoon strip called Frank Burger, featuring a western theme. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Byer) Borchert; a son, John Louis Borchert, Charlotte; a brother, Arthur Borchert, Salem, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Billmyer and Mrs. Elma Cordry, both of this city, and two grandchildren. Services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, Charlotte. Rev. Oscar Dowdle will officiate. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 19, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



 

BORROR, Son of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence

The 18 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarance Borror, of West Piedmont Street, died on Wednesday, December 6, 1912. Funeral services were held at the house on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Mr. Harmmond, of the U B church.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 9, 2010


BORTZ, D. Russell
 
D. Russell Bortz, 55, of 417 Magruder Street, well-known insurance agent, died this afternoon at Allegany Hospital, where he had been, admitted September 30, after suffering a heart attack.  Mr. Bortz, who had been employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since December 11, 1939, was formerly general manager of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company and was also at one time associated with Arthur H. Martin in a service station on North Centre Street.  He served in the Navy during World War I.  Besides his widow, Mrs. Ella S. Bortz, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Otis P. Jewett, this city, and Mrs. W. L. Sperry.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was also a Shriner.  His parents, the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Leany) Bortz, operated the Pennsylvania Hotel (now the Southern) on North Mechanic Street for many years.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, October 7, 1947 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 20, 2013 

 
BORTZ, D. Russell
 
Bortz Services
Services for D. Russell Bortz, 55, 417 Magruder Street, well known insurance salesman who died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital, will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the Stein Funeral Home by Rev, Hixon T Bowersox, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The body will be placed in Rose Hill Mausoleum.  Mr. Bortz, who was admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. September 30, had been employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company since December 11, 1939. He served during World War I.  He was general manager of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company for a number of years and at one time was associated with Arthur H. Martin in the service station business on North Centre Street. His parents, the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Leany) Bortz, operated the Pennsylvania Hotel (now the Southern Hotel) on North Mechanic St a number of years. Active in Masonic, circles, he was a member of the Scottish Rite, Ali Ghan Shrine and Meredith Lodge of Perfection.  He belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella S. Bortz, and two sisters, Mrs. Otis P. Jewett, this city, and Mrs. W. L. Sperry, Baltimore.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 8, 1947 - pg 11, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 20, 2013

BORY, Teresa C. Winebrenner

May 2, 1939 - August 28, 2012
On August 28, 2012, TERESA C. BORY (nee Winebrenner) of South Baltimore, devoted mother of Kellie A. Klebe and Lisa M. McLaughlin; step mother of William G. Bory, Jr. and Deborah Callahan and devoted grandmother of Heather L. Maenner, Jeffrey A. Metzger, Erick B. Metzger and great-grandmother of Kayleigh A. Bates; devoted sister of Grace L. Abbott; dear friend of Edna Kidwell of Damascus, Va, Judy Leisey of Baltimore, MD; two wonderful sons-in-law, Charles W. Klebe and Warren McLaughlin. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 237 East Patapsco Avenue, (Brooklyn) on Thursday and Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. where prayers will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery
Abt. August 28, 2012; Baltimore Sun
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted September 1, 2012


 

BOSELEY, C. C.

CARD OF THANKS
We take this means of expressing our thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and after the death of our father, Mr C C Boseley. Your kindness will not soon be forgotten by His Children.
Keyser Tribune, June 2, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010

 


 

BOSELEY, Mrs. Martha Ann

Died at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning, July 29, 1913, aged 82 years. She was born at Claysville, W. Va., and was married to Mr. John Boseley, who died 12 years ago. She passed all her life where she was born excepting the last few years, which have been among her children. She leaves four children, three sons and a daughter, W. W. Boseley of Belington; E. D. Boseley, of Cumberland; Adolph Boseley, of Kitzmiller; and Mrs. Kate Adams, of this place, at whose home she had died; also, 13 grandchildren. The burial services were held in Ward Chapel at Claysville, conducted by Rev. George Burgess of Laurel Dale, and she was laid to rest in the Ward Cemetery at the same place.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010

 


 

BOSELEY, Thornton C.

Last Friday evening Thornton C. Boseley, aged 33 years, accidentally shot himself at his home near Barnum. It appears that the weapon which caused the accident was an old home rifle of large bore, presented to Mr Boseley by an uncle a few years ago, who had remarked that it was left unloaded until it was full of rust. Mr. Boseley decided to put the old gun in shooting condition. He removed the wooden stock and stuck the breech in the stove, intending to heat it so the breech-pin could be removed. He then sat on a chair which was in line with the muzzle. The heat exploded the powder and the big soft bullet tore a large hole through his body, passing through the stomach and the left lung on a line near the heart and plunging into his back. He was brought to the Hoffman Hospital and died on Sunday morning. The body was shipped to Barnum on the Western Md. afternoon train. The deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Sallie Abernathy, one sister, Miss Blanche Boseley, of Keyser, and four brothers, Bruce, a teacher in the Morgantown schools; Jesse, a student at the W VA University; Solomon, of Boyer, and Nelson of Iowa. Mr Boseley was a son of C C Bosely, of Laurel Dale, who died a year ago. Bruce Boseley who is teaching at Morgantown, came into the funeral of his brother and remained over Thanksgiving.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

 


BOSLEY, Child

A one year daughter of Mrs. Bosley died at her home on Water Street last Monday.
Keyser Tribune, September 20, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

 


BOSLEY, Mrs. Dorothy C. McKenzie, nee Wright
 
WESTERNPORT - Mrs. Dorothy C. Bosley, 77, of 201 McKinley Street, here, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she had been a patient three days. Born in Cresaptown, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Rider) Wright. Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Taylor McKenzie, and her second husband, Stanley Bosley. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Fertig, Keyser, and Mrs. Mary Trenum, Stephenson, Va.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Byrle Lease, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Marie McClellan, Cumberland; five sisters, Mrs. Jessie Thompson, Cresaptown; Mrs. Jennie Abe, Ridgeley; Mrs. Lucy Abe, Bradenton, Fla.; Mrs. Mae Cessna, Oneco, Fla.; Mrs. Theresa Kirkwood, Decatur, Ill.; two brothers, Elbert Wright, LaVale, and Richard Wright, New York. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, here. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home here, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Jack Godfrey, pastor of the Mineral Baptist Church, and Rev. Gene Edmondson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Westernport. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, here.
The Cumberland News, December 29, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 18, 2012


BOSLEY, Mrs. Myrtle C. Mullin, nee Lynch

MOOREFIELD - Mrs. Myrtle C. Bosley, 90, of Old Fields, died yesterday at her home. A native of Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Jane (Monroe) Lynch. She was twice married. Her husbands, John Mullin and Walter L. Bosley, preceded her in death. She was a member of Moorefield Church of Christ. Surviving are five sons, Roy Mullin, Hanover, Pa.; Bernard and Scott Bosley, Old Fields; Harold and Harry Bosley, Fort Ashby; a daughter, Mrs. Retha Walsh, Thousand Oaks, Cal.; a brother, Harry Lynch, Springfield; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Fraley Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. with Evangelist Ken Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Old Fields. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.
The Cumberland News, March 22, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2013

 

BOSLEY, S. M.

S M Bosley, aged 55 years, died at his home on Dan's Mountain Tuesday. Mr Bosley lived back of Cresaptown and the remains will be interred from the Cresaptown church at 11 o'clock on Sunday morning. He is survived by 10 children.
Keyser Tribune, December 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 


BOSLEY, Stanley C.

WESTERNPORT — Stanley C. Bosley, 72, of 201 McKinley Street, died yesterday at Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va. Born in Shaw, W, Va., he was a son of the late Frank and Nancy (Burgess) Bosley, He was a veteran of World War I and was a former security guard for the Coast Guard. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Bosley; a son, Robert 0. Bosley, Bloomingdale, N. J.; three daughters, Mrs. June O'Rourke, Wayne, N. J.; Mrs. Ruth Terrgaue, Worton, N. J., and Mrs. Doris Wrightnaur, Butler, N. J.; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Adelia Leatherman, McCoole; Mrs. Mary Trenum, Stephenson, Va.; Mrs. Byrle Lease, Cresaptown; and Mrs. Marie McClelland, Cumberland; Mrs. Jessie Fertig, Keyser; a step-son, Malcolm McKenzie, Redwood, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Libby Lease, Cumberland; Mrs. Mae Topper, Akron, 0., and Mrs. Carrie Bagley, Cresaptown, and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Henry G. Laube. Interment will be in Arlington Nation Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 13, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 18, 2012


Name: William "Billy Joe" Joseph Bostjancic, 62,of Nikep 

Parents: Frank Joseph Bostjancic and Bertha (Broadwater) Bostjancic

DOB: April 1,1948 in Frostburg 

DOD:  Sunday October 3, 2010, at his residence 

Spouse: none indicated 

Predeceased by: parents 

Survived by: daughters, Jennifer Lynne Bostjancic and Melanie Sue Johnson and husband Robert both of Nikep; brothers, John Bostjancic and wife Cathy of Nikep, Robert Robertson and wife Linda of Frostburg; sister, Virginia Wilt and husband Bernard of Burgettstown Pa. 

Burial:  October 6, 2010, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills 

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014
 

BOSWELL, Mrs. Mary

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Boswell of Hamburg, N. Y., a former Mansfield resident, will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Finefrock funeral home with Rev. Hayes M. Braker, pastor of Park Avenue Baptist church officiating. Mrs. Boswell was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Women's Benefit Association, No. 77 and the Park Avenue Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, James Boswell, three sons, Irwin, Allen and Willis; two grandchildren and her father, all of Hamburg, N. Y.
Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield OH., May 16, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

 

 

BOWDEN, Frederick T.

Lonaconing - Frederick T. Bowden, 55, of 83 East Main-Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. He was a son of the late Frederick and Annie (Bell) Bowden. Mr. Bowden was a retired accountant from the Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers of America. He retired because of ill health. Mr Bowden was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lonaconing, the Men's Club of the church, the Frostburg Elks Lodge, James P. Love Post American Legion of Lonaconing, the Lonaconing Rotary Club, Alvin C. Neat Post, VFW of Lonaconing and was active in the Scout movement. Mr. Bowden was a graduate of the Pierce School of Business Administration of Philadelphia and served in the Navy during WW II. Survivors include his widow, Esther (McMahon) Bowden and a daughter, Andrea Bowden, at home. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church by Rev. John McClain, pastor, and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon on Sunday. The family requests flowers be omitted and contributions be made to the Allegany County Heart Association and the Allegany County League for Crippled Children.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co,Md - October 23, 1964 - pg 15, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 20, 2010

 


BOWEN, George M.
 
AUGUSTA, W. Va. - George Marshall Bowen, 85, died suddenly yesterday at his home at Shanks. A native of Hampshire County, he was a son of the late William and Jane (Iser) Bowen. Surviving are his widow, Virginia Iser Bowen, a son, Ennis Bowen, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Plum, Winchester, Va., and Mrs. Georgia Wolford, Frederick; two brothers, William Bowen, Augusta, and Thurman Bowen, Cumberland; a sister Mrs. Amanda Howe, Winchester, and three grandchildren. The body is at the McKee Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. John Litten. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Slanesville.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 25, 1968; page 18.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 11, 2013 


BOWEN, William A.
 
AUGUSTA - William Arthur Bowen, 95, died Sunday at Winchester (Va.) Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late William A. and Lucinda (Iser) Bowen. His wife Anna May (Wright) Bowen, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Paul Bowen, here, and Alvin Bowen, Three Churches; two daughters, Effie Sears, Brandon, Fla., and Mrs. Eva Poland, here; a sister Mrs. Amanda Howe, Kernstown, Va.; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The body is a the McKee Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. John Litten will officiate and interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery, Slanesville
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; May 25, 1971; page 20
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 11, 2013 

 

BOWER, Grant G.

Grant G. Bower, 67, Hyndman died April 11, 1968 in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born December 9, 1910 in Hyndman, a son of the late William and Emma (Emerick) Bower. He is survived by his wife, the former Cora Snyder and these children: Mrs. Barbara Mason, Canton, Ohio; Jack E.. Buffalo Mills RD 1; James, Rockville, Md.; Terry, at home, and Ronald, Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and these brothers, Bruce, La Vale, Md.; Curtis, Perry, Ohio; Orlando, Buffalo Mills RD 1; sisters; Mrs. Leora Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Aman both from Cumberland, and Mrs. Ethel Mazer, Strausburg, Va. He was an employee of the Bolt and Forge of the B&O Railroad, Cumberland, Md., and a member of the Central Christian Church in Hyndman. Funeral services: Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. from the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. James Ryan officiating. Burial in Madley Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, April 12, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010

 


 

BOWERS, Christ J.

SALISBURY, Pa. — Christ J. Bowers, 71, Boynton, Pa., died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Greenville Township, he was a son of the late Christ and Margaret Gross Bowers and was a member of Boynton Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Stanton Bowers; two sons, Harry L. Bowers, Boynton, and Homer C. Bowers, Salisbury RD 1; three daughters, Miss Alverta M. Bowers, Flushing, Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Dorothy Gaughan, Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Gladys Brown, Nyack, N. Y.; two brothers, Oscar and Lewis Bowers, Harrisburg, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hochard, Salisbury, and Mrs. Annia Baker, Meyersdale, and 10 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Boynton Assembly of God Church. Rev. Edward Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. Friends are being received at the Thomas Funeral Home here.
The Cumberland News, December 5, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

BOWERS, E. A.

E. A. Bowers Dies; Elkins Attorney
E. A. Bowers, 73, a prominent Elkins attorney and a resident of that city for 50 years, died of a heart attack in the lobby of the Daniel Boone Hotel yesterday morning. The body was taken to John W. Lohr Mortuary at Elkins by Simpson Mortuary. Mr. Bowers spent the night here, enroute home from a business trip to Cincinnati, O. He was general counsel and a member of the board of directors of the West Virginia Coal and Coke Corp and was general attorney in West Virginia for the Western Maryland Railroad. He had served one term as Elkins city attorney.
Mr. Bowers was a native of Hopewell, Pa., and received his law degree at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. He came to Elkins in 1900 and became associated with counsel for the Henry Gassaway Davis interests. Surviving are his wife; a son, J. Hubert Bowers, business manager of a hospital in Spencer; and two daughters, Mrs. H. Walton Gutshall and Mrs. Laurence J. Frank, both of New Orleans, La.
Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV) Saturday 2 December 1950, page 2 column 8
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

BOWERS, E. A.

Heart Attack Kills Lawyer
E. A. Bowers, 74, a prominent Elkins attorney, died of a heart attack while in his room at a local hotel, Friday morning. Mr. Bowers had registered t the hotel Wednesday afternoon. He was on his way home after a business trip to Cincinnati. The body has been taken to Simpson mortuary and the family in Elkins has been notified. Mr. Bowers had lived a Elkins for many years, and has served as an attorney for both Baltimore and Ohio and Western Maryland railroads. He has three children, including a son, J. Hubert Bowers, who is business manager of a Spencer hospital.
Charleston Daily Mail, Friday, 1 December 1950, page 4, column 4, center
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, Mrs. Ellen Smeltzer

Widow of George L. Bowers, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning of pneumonia at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Gates of Lakemont, She was born near Henrietta, June 17, 1854, and had resided for many years at Yellow Creek. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Homer Bowers of Portage, William Bowers of Jeanette and Mrs. Howard Gates of Lakemont; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, George Smeltzer of Hopewell, and two sisters, Mrs. John Malone of Johnson City, N. Y., and Mrs. Albert Bowers of Everett.
Funeral services will be held at the Yellow Creek Reformed church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will bo made in the Yellow Creek cemetery.
Altoona Mirror, 23 December 1929
~Genie
Posted January 7, 2011


 

BOWERS, Mrs. Florence

Mrs. Florence Bowers, a former resident of Hopewell, died at her home at Doylestown, Pa., on Wednesday of last week. She was born 79 years ago in Missouri. For a period of about 40 years Mrs. Bowers lived in Hopewell, where she was noted for her skill as a seamstress and where she conducted a millinery store for a number of years. She was also active in promoting community affairs. Following the Hopewell fire in which her property was destroyed Mrs. Bowers moved to Doylestown, where she had since resided. She was united in marriage with Henry Harrison Bowers, a veteran of the Civil War, who died 10 years ago. She is survived by one son, Elmer A. Bowers, an attorney of Elkins, W. Va., and by three daughters, Mrs. John E. Landis, Sr., of Indiana, Pa., Myra Bowers of Doylestown, and Miss Louella Bowers of California. The body was brought to Hopewell on Friday and funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Hammond officiating. Interment was made in the Hopewell cemetery.
Everett Press, Friday 18 January 1935:
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, George L.

George L. Bowers, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard E. Gates, at South Lakemont, will be buried today following services at 12 noon at the home and the body will be taken to Yellow Creek where further services will be held in the Reformed church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. He was 77 and was born at Yellow Creek. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen Bowers, his daughter and two sons, W. A. Bowers, of Jeannette[sic], and C. H. Bowers, of Portage. One brother, Albert, of Everett, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary L. Zimmerman, of Yellow Creek, and Mrs. Belle Fluke, of Huntingdon, also survive.
"Altoona Tribune" of Thursday, March 10, 1927:
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, George Lewis

NEW GERMANY — George Lewis Bowers, 86, died Tuesday at Springfield State Hospital where he had been admitted recently. Born at New Germany on May 14, 1877, he was a son of the late James and Catherine (Broadwater) Bowers. He is survived by his wife, the former Sally Blocker; two daughters, Mrs. Urmel Bittinger, Swanton, and Mrs. Elva Tressler, Dickson, Tenn.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Melva Yommer and Mrs. Florence Durst, both of Grantsville; two stepsons, Ira Huff, Grantsville, and William Huff, Ohio, and one brother, Lawrence Bowers, of here. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2: p.m. by Rev. Emory McGraw, pastor of Jennings Methodist Church, of which Mr. Bowers was a member. Burial will be in the New Germany Reformed Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 5, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011

 


Name:  Helen Hartman Snyder Bowers, 89, of Friedens 

Parents: John and Elizabeth (Boyer) Hartman 

DOB: January 24, 1921, in Seanor 

DOD:  June 6, 2010 at her residence, Friedens 

Spouse: Oliver Harrison Snyder and Guy H. Bowers 

Predeceased by: parents, John and Elizabeth (Boyer) Hartman; two husbands; siblings, Edgar Hartman, Eva Erickson, Grace Snyder, Fern Hartman, John Hartman and  Eugene Hartman; daughter, Janet Coughenour and daughter-in-law, Linda Yoder Snyder

Survived by:  children, Tommy Snyder of Somerset, Dorothy Haney of Somerset, Patricia Snyder ElBayly of Friedens, son-in-law, James Coughenour of Somerset; grandchlildren, Tim Coughenour, Jamye Paul, Chris Coughenour, Scott Coughenour, Doug Haney, Randy Haney , Toni Mostoller, Tracey Gibson, Lindsay Swearman, Adam ElBayly, Elizabeth ElBayly and Michael ElBayly 

Burial:  Somerset County Memorial Park 

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014 

BOWERS, Henry

PENDLETON COUNTY NEWS, FRANKLIN  Nov 11 -  Died at his home on Friend's Run, Nov 9th of paralysis, Henry Bowers.
Keyser Tribune, November 22, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

 



 

BOWERS, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd

PENDLETON COUNTY NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bowers' baby died last Thursday and was buried Friday in Upper Tract.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, AUGUST 4, 1905
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

 


 

BOWERS, J. Albert

The following persons accompanied Rev. and Mrs. L. D. Ott to the funeral of J. Albert Bowers, father of Alma B. Ott Smith at Everett last week: Miss Nel Confer, Mrs. Irvin Ford, Mrs. Lucy Snider. Mrs. William Wright and Mrs. J. W. Shaffer.
Rev. Ott assisted the local Methodist pastor in the service.
Altoona Mirror, 1 November 1932 [note: Ellen Copper, a descendant, says the tombstone indicates 1933 as death date]
~Genie
Posted January 7, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, James L.

James L. Bowers, aged 71 years, 5 months and 23 days, passed away at his home, 309 Electric Avenue, this morning at 12:40 o'clock, the cause of his death being heart trouble. His health had been failing for considerable time, but he was confined to his bed only one week just before his death. He was born at Hopewell, Bedford County, May 17, 1855. Mr. Bowers leaves his wife whose maiden name was Miss Etta Rynard of Bedford, and the following three sons and six daughters: J. Ira Bowers, Los Angeles, Cal.; Walter M. Bowers, 236 Shaw Avenue, Lewistown; William M. Bowers, Harrisburg; Mrs. L. E. (Bessie) Neerhoof, Altoona; Miss Bertha Bowers, Harrisburg; Mrs. A. B. (Sarah) Ridge, Pittsburgh; Mrs. T. J. (Nellie) Goodfellow, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Mrs. A. E. (Alice) Griswold, Eldridge, Cal.; Mrs. L. E. (Irene) Miller, Talmage, Cal. These two brothers and two sisters also survive the deceased: Albert Bowers, Everett, Pa.; George  Bowers, Portage, Pa.; Mrs. Eli Fluke, Huntingdon, and Mrs. George Zimmerman, Hopewell, Pa. Twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive Mr. Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a graduate of Rainsburg Normal School, Bedford County, Pa., and taught in the public schools of Bedford County for a number of years, and 14 years at the Industrial Reformatory, Huntingdon. During the last 12 years he was a watchman at the Standard Steel Works, Burnham. For the last 22 years he was a resident of Mifflin County. No funeral arrangements had been made late today.
The Sentinel [Lewistown, PA] Wednesday 10 Nov 1926 page 3
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

BOWERS, James L.

FUNERAL SERVICES
The funeral services of James L. Bowers will be held at his late residence, 309 Electric Avenue, Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, by Rev. Carl R. Simon, the burial to be made in St. Marks Cemetery.
The Sentinel [Lewistown, PA] Thursday 11 Nov 1926 page 3
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

BOWERS, James L.

JAMES L. BOWERS FUNERAL
The funeral services of James L. Bowers were conducted at his late residence, 309 Electric Avenue, by Rev. Carl Simon. The pallbearers were: Carl Monie, William Shilling, James Smith, John Craig, Charles Noble and Samuel McLaughlin. Out of town people attending the funeral were: Miss Bertha Bowers, Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers and Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Brumbaugh all of Harrisburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neerhoof[sic], Mr. and Mrs. Dillman Yohn, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gates, Mr. and Mrs. John White, George Bowers, Jack Grove and Mr. Wiseman, all of Altoona, Pa.; Mrs. A. B. Ridge, Pittsburgh; Mrs. T. J. Goodfellow and two daughters, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Mrs. Emma V. Smith, Miss Carry Grove and Miss Gertrude Stoutnour, all of Everett, Pa.; Mrs. Elmer Sager, Miss Francis Sager and William Sager, all of Saxton; Mrs. Eli Fluke, Huntingdon; Mrs. Sanford Henery[sic], Portage; Mrs. Irvin Fahs, Miss Helen Fahs and Mr. Clemens, all of Milton, Pa.
The Sentinel [Lewistown, PA]
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, Mrs. Margaret J. Smeltzer

Mrs. Margaret J. Bowers, formerly of Everett, Pa., widow of J. Albert Bowers, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma Ott Smith, at Hollidaysburg, at 4:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon after having been in impared health for the past six months and in critical condition for the past two weeks. She was born in Bedford county, 75 years ago, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smeltzer, and had resided in Everett for a period of twenty-five years. Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Barndollar Methodist church at Everett. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Mrs. Smith of Hollidaysburg and Raymond C. Bowers of Pittsburgh, two grandchildren, Orville M. Ott, Jr., of Philadelphia and Jean Bowers of Pittsburgh; one sister, Mrs. Belle Malone of Troy, N.Y., and one brother, John Smeltzer, of Hopewell. Brief funeral services were held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. L. D. Ott of Duncansville at 10:30 Tuesday morning with Rev. B. H. Hart of Hollidaysburg officiating, assisted by Rev. Ott. Further services were held at the D. S. Gump & Son funeral home at Everett at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. H. Witman officiating. Interment was made in the Everett cemetery.
Everett Press, 25 Jan 1935
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

BOWERS, Mrs. Margaret Smeltzer

Mrs. Margaret Bowers of Everett died Jan. 20 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma Smith, after a long illness. She was born in this county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smeltzer, and was married to J. Albert Bowers, who passed away some years ago. She had resided in Everett for 25 years and was a member of the Barndollar M. E. Church. A daughter and son survive, Mrs. Smith of Hollidaysburg, and Raymond Bowers of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Belle Malone of Troy, N. Y., and a brother, John Smeltzer of Hopewell. Funeral services were held in Hollidaysburg Tuesday, Rev. B. H. Hart aand[sic] Rev. Ott officiating, and the body removed to Gump's Mortuary at Everett, where Rev. E. C. Witham conducted further services. Interment was made in the Everett cemetery.
Bedford Inquirer, about 25 January 1935
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

 


 

BOWERS, Mrs. Sally Ann Blocher

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Sally Ann Bowers, 89, of here, died this morning in Meyersdale Community Hospital where she had been a patient one week. A native of New Germany, she was born May 26, 1874, a daughter of the late Jacob and Harriet (Broadwater) Blocker[sic]. Her husband, George Bowers, died September 3 of this year. Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Methodist Church of Jennings. Survivors include two sons, William Huff, Ohio, and Ira Huff, Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Durst and Mrs. Melvin Yommer, both of here; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Elva Tressler, Tennessee, and Mrs. Ermal Bittinger, Swanton; a brother, John Blocker, San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Zelphia Wilt, Cumberland; Mrs. Lillie Robeson, Long Stretch; and Mrs. Effie Custer, Frostburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Emory McGraw. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011



BOWIE, Mrs. Robert E. Lee, nee Wilson
 
Mrs. Robert E. Lee Bowie, 79, a resident of Cumberland many years, died suddenly last night of a heart attack at her home, 622 Washington Street. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wilson, she was born in North Bend, Wisconsin.  She married Robert E. Lee Bowie here in 1898.  Until his death, Mr. Bowie was president of the Tri-State Paper Company which he organized in 1903.  Mrs. Bowie was vice president of the company. She was active in church affairs and one of the first presidents of the Presbyterian Church Women's Association. Surviving are a daughter;  Mrs. J. W. McClure, Jr.;  two sons, Douglas R. and Gordon L. Bowie, all of this city;  a brother, Ralph E. Wilson, Mt. Savage, and five grandchildren;  Robert Bowie McClure, Beverly C. Bowie and Gordon Lee Bowie, Jr., Patty Bowie and Carolyn Bowie. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by Rev. William A. Eisenberger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church.  Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, February 25, 1949  Pg. 5
(Courtesy of Don Wendroth)
Posted March29, 2013 


Name:  Evelyn M. Bowlby, 91, of Somerset 

Parents: Harry and Cora Mae (Baldwin) Zimmerman 

DOB: April 10, 1919, in Somerset 

DOD:  September 25, 2010, at her residence, in Somerset 

Spouse: Harmer M. Bowlby 

Predeceased by: parents, Harry and Cora Mae (Baldwin) Zimmerman; husband  and ten brothers and sisters 

Survived by:  children, Charles W. Bowlby and wife Charolette of Meriden, CT, Deanna G. Fisher and husband Robert of Hollsopple, Sally L. Mule of Nashville, TN, and Robert A. Bowlby and wife Jeanne of Somerset 

Burial:  Somerset County Memorial Park 

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014

BOWMAN, Albert R.
 
SALISBURY, Pa. - Albert R. Bowman, 79, of here, died Sunday at Meyersdale Manor. Born May 5, 1906 at Boynton, he was a son of the late George G. Bowman and Annie (Reckner) Bowman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl (Christensen) Bowman. Mr. Bowman was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 76. Surviving are one son, Eugene A. Bowman, here; one brother, Bernard F. Bowman, RD 3, Meyersdale; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Fritz, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Carrie Thomas, here; and Mrs. Myrtle Pearson, Sarasota, Fla.; and one granddaughter. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Thomas Funeral Home here. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. David Fetters. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 15, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2013

BOWMAN, Mrs. Almedia F. Brown

Services for Mrs. Almedia F. Bowman, 41, Salisbury, Pa., who died yesterday of injuries sustained in a three-car accident on July 4 near Frostburg, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury. Rev. Marcus A. Yohe will officiate, and interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Salisbury. Mrs. Bowman was the second victim of the holiday collision which also claimed the life of Thomas H. Wood, 44, of Hagerstown. The accident is being investigated by the State's Attorney's Office and the Maryland State Police. County Investigator William F. Baker questioned several persons yesterday, but no formal charges have been placed. She was a native of Salisbury, and was a daughter of Mrs. Ulela (Harding) Brown and the late William Brown. She was a member of Salisbury Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Also surviving are her husband Colonel W. Bowman; two daughters, Jeanne and Peggy Lou Bowman, both at home; brothers, Harold, Wilbur and Elmer Brown, all of Salisbury; Lawrence Brown, LaVale, and Ray Brown, Avilton; and two sisters, Mrs. Marie McKenzie Salisbury, and Mrs. Blanche Ringer, RD Grantsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 1, 2011



BOWMAN, Mrs. Anna E. (Beal)

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Anna E. Bowman, 74, died suddenly yesterday at her home. A native of Meyersdale she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Delilah (Boyer) Beal. Surviving are her husband, Eugene S. Bowman; two daughters, Mrs. 0. G. Getty and Mrs. Marshall Landis, here; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Bittner, here, and Mrs. Mary Fuller, Boswell; three brothers, Charles and Luther Beal, here, and Benjamin Beal, Connellsville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. William H. Snell. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOWMAN, Mrs. Bertha M. Thompson

Mrs. Bertha M. Bowman, 76, of Thurmel Drive here, died Monday in the Cumberland Nursing Center where she had been a patient since July. Born in Clarysville, she was the daughter of the late James and Lucy M. (Lafferty) Thompson. Her husband, Russell P. Bowman, preceded her in death. Mrs. Bowman was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie M. Smith, Baltimore; Mrs. Phyllis M. Hovatter, city; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy M. Wolford, city; one sister, Mrs. Catherine M. LaPorta, Frostburg, and one brother, W. Lawrence Thompson, Baltimore. Friends will be received at the Kight Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be conducted today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, December 21, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 4, 2010

 


 

BOWMAN, Mrs. Cecelia Garlitz

SALISBURY — Mrs. Cecelia G. Bowman, 86, died yesterday at her home in Boynton. Born in Garrett County, Mrs. Bowman was a daughter of the late Wells and Mahala (Weimer) Garlitz and was the widow of Milton S. Bowman. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are four sons, Edward and Colonel Bowman, both of here; Ralph Bowman, Boynton, and Grant Bowman, West Salisbury; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Engle and Mrs. Iva Vought, both of Boynton; Mrs. Jenny Shaulis, Bedford; Mrs. Junes Shoemaker, of here, and Mrs. Doris D'Este, Meyersdale; a sister, Mrs. Julia Deniker, Grove City; a brother, Joseph Garlitz, Pruita, Colo.; 5 grandchildren; 36 great-granchildren arid four great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Thomas Funeral Home after 7 p. m. today. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Church. Burial will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 16, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BOWMAN, David Franklin
 
CRELLIN — David Franklin Bowman, 57, died suddenly yesterday at his home near here. A native of Garrett County, he was a son of Mr. Samuel F. and Effie (Enlow) Bowman. He was a member of Underwood Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are his widow, Dora (Durst) Bowman; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Shaffer, Morgantown, W. Va.; five sons, Joseph Donald and Edward Bowman, all of Toledo, Ohio; David Bowman, with the Marines on Okinawa, and Robert Bowman at home; a sister, Mrs. Emil Wolfe, Erie. Pa.; three brothers, Robert Bowman, Akron, Ohio; Phillip Bowman, Annapolis, and Charles Bowman, Wheeling, W. Va., and 20 grandchildren. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. Charles Teets and Rev. Paul Poland. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Leighton Funeral Home, Oakland, and will be taken to the church at noon Thursday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 4, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014


BOWMAN, Eugene S.

MEYERSDALE - Eugene S. Bowman, 83, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Meyersdale March 23, 1888, he was a son of the late Samuel and Henrietta (Lenhart) Bowman. His wife, Anna (Beal) Bowman, preceded him in death. Mr. Bowman is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grace Getty and Mrs. Rose Landis, both of Meyersdale; two sisters, Mrs. Clara McKenzie and Mrs. Mary Staub, both of Meyersdale; two grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. (something might have been misworded here concerning grandchildren). The body is at the Price Funeral Home where services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, June 16, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BOWMAN, Eugene S.

MEYERSDALE - Eugene S. Bowman, 38, of here, died Sunday at his home. Born here July 10, 1919, he was a son of Eugene S. Bowman and Anna Beal Bowman. He had been in ill health for nearly 20 years. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver Getty, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Marshal Landis, Salisbury, Pa. Friends are being received at Price Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 19, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012

 


BOWMAN, George D.

SALISBURY — George D. Bowman, 82, died Saturday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Somerset County he was a son of the late Chauncy and Henrietta (Corpenning) Bowman. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie C. (Reckner) Bowman, in 1958, and a son Ernest G. Bowman, January 26. Mr. Bowman, a retired coal miner, served as school director for Elk Lick Township for 24 years. He was a member of Meyersdale Brethren Church where he served on the board for many years. Surviving are three sons, Albert R. and Bernard F. Bowman, Salisbury; and Harvey G. Bowman, Palmyra; four daughters, Mrs. Lottie Fritz, Garrett; Mrs. Gary R. Thomas, Salisbury; Mrs. Myrtle M. Pearson, Sarasota, Fla.; and Mrs. Frances Wrona, Hershey; one brother, Clinton Bowman, Bedford RD; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Grove, Potomac Park, Cumberland; and Mrs. Carrie Shirey, Cresaptown, Md.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at the residence today by Rev. William Snell. Burial was in the Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 11, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOWMAN, Mrs. Henrietta Lenhart

Mrs. Henrietta Bowman, wife of Samuel Bowman of Glade City, died at the family residence at 4:30 o'clock Friday morning after a several weeks' illness. Deceased was aged 68 years and one month old and besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Blocher, Mrs. Simon McKenzie, Mrs. Harry T. Staub and Mrs. James Long, all of Meyersdale; Mrs. Joseph Hersh and Eugene Bowman, of Glade City. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. E. D. Burnworth of the Brethren church at her late home, after which interment was made in the Union Cemetery by Undertaker W. C. Price.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 14, 1918
[I have Henrietta's maiden name as Lenhart.]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 3, 2011

 


 

BOWMAN, John D.

HAMPSHIRE NEWS, Review (Romney) of 19th - John D. Bowman, who lived east of town, died at his home, Thursday night, aged about 50 years. He is survived by his widow and a large family of children. While he had not been in good health for some time, his death was not expected. Funeral services were held Saturday. Interment at Ebenezer.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 29, 2010

 


 

BOWMAN, John W.

Meyersdale, Pa., Feb. 14 - John W. Bowman, aged 66, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Glade City, following a long illness of a complication of diseases. He was a son of the late Eli and Rebecca (Keifer) Bowman. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Bowman, and these children: Robert L., William H., Nelson S., Oscar T., and Elmer Bowman, all of Glade City; Mrs. Harry Smearman of Berlin; Mrs. William Poorbaugh of Glade City; and Miss Emma Bowman at home. He also is survived by 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon by Rev. Orville A. Lorenz, pastor of the Main Street Brethren Church. Interment was in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 14, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

 


 

BOWMAN, Mrs. Lucy B. Miller

Mrs. Lucy B. Bowman, 65, of Meyersdale RD 3, died September 6, 1977, at Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born March 13, 1913, in Meyersdale, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller. She is survived by her husband, Elmer M. Bowman and these children: Haroldgene Bowman, Meyersdale RD 3; Mrs. Leonard (Gladys) Mostoller, Friedens RD 1; and Mrs. Roger (Sandy) Brown, Meyersdale RD 3. She is also survived by three sisters: Mrs. Joseph Fullerton, Garrett RD 1; Mrs. Jerald Austin, Michigan; and Mrs. Gladys Shaffer, Somerset; also seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home in Meyersdale where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Mankamyer officiating. Interment, Union Cemetery.
The Republic, September 8, 1977, Meyersdale
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009

 


 

BOWMAN, Nelson S.

Meyersdale, Pa., Jan. 17—Nelson S. Bowman, 43, of nearby Glade City, died Saturday in Hazel McGilvery Hospital. A son of John W. and Anna Shultz Bowman, he had been employed as a stonecutter in a local marble yard. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Shumaker Bowman; his mother, Meyersdale; a son, Hager Bowman, at home, and these brothers and sisters. Robert L., William H., Oscar and Elmer, Meyersdale; Mrs. Gertrude Smearman, Berlin; Mrs. William Purbaugh, Meyersdale; and Miss Emma Bowman, at home. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon by the Rev. DeWitt L. Miller, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. Interment was in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 17, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



 BOWMAN, Mrs. Rose Mary Daugherty

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Mrs. Rose Mary Bowman, 70, wife of Charles G. Bowman, died suddenly yesterday at her home. Born at Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Knepp) Daugherty. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. F. W. Weaver, Meyersdale; Mrs. Valentine Bilovsky, Chester, Pa.; Mrs. Morris Imler, Cumberland; a son, Charles Bowman, Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Garlitz, Corriganville; Mrs. John Lint and Miss Clara Daugherty, Meyersdale; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body will be at the residence after 1 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Charles Staub. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 7, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOWMAN, Soloman

HARDY COUNTY NEWS - Solomon Bowman died recently at Twin Mountain.
Keyser Tribune, June 2, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010

 


 

BOWSER, Mrs. Catherine

NEARLY 50 YEARS A METHODIST
Mrs. Catherine Bowser died at the home of her son, Harvey Bowser, near Sines, Garrett counTy at the age of 94 years, six months and 23 days. At the age of 17 Mrs. Bowser became a Christian and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a member of that church when she died. She is survived by five sons and many other relatives.
The funeral was held in the United Brethren Church at McHenry, where the services were conducted by the Rev. John C. Skipper, of Sines. The body rests in the Flatwoods Cemetery by the side of her husband, Daniel Bowser.
Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, December 20, 1920
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

BOWSER,  Mrs. Cora V.

SOMERSET, Aug. 13 — Mrs. Cora V. Bowser, 67, died Monday at her home at Quecreek. She leaves her husband, Vernon, and five children, including Oliver Barndt of Casselman, Mrs. Merle Knox and Harry Barndt of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Edgar Baker of Meyersdale, R. D. 2.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 13, 1947
[previous husband was George Barndt]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010

 


 

BOWSER, Dolly M. Bittinger

Grantsville - Dolly M. Bowser, 81, died Sunday at Harbor View Nursing Home, Baltimore. Born in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Eliza (Hare) Bittinger. Her husband, Lewis Bowser, preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Miss Mary Catherine Bittinger, Waynesburg, Pa., and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where a service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Fetter officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 5, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

BOWSER, Mrs. Ellen

Death of Mrs. Bowser.
Mrs. Ellen Bowser, wife of Mr. Jos. Bowser, died last evening at 7:45 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Seaber, 36 Decatur
street, aged 74 years. Deceased was twice married, her first husband having been Henry Hoffman, who died during the war. She will be remembered by many of the older residents of Cumberland as well as those of Garrett county, Maryland, having lived many years in the latter county. Funeral services will be held from the residence 36 Decatur street, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 orclock. Rev. V. A. Melvin officiating. Interment in German Beneficial cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times,Tuesday, September 4, 1906
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

BOWSER, Emanuel M.

Meyersdale, Feb. 8 - Emanuel M. Bowser, 80, died Saturday morning after an extended illness. A son of Jacob and Caroline (Hersch) Bowser, he was born in Larimer Township. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tracy (Hoffman) Bowser and three children: Mahlon and Rueben Bowser and Mrs. Robert Lorenzen, all of Meyersdale. He was a brother of Mrs. A. W. Poorbaugh, Meyersdale; Mrs. Lizzie Brant, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Zinn, Bedford; and John Bowser, Kingwood, W. Va. Services will be conducted at the Main St. Brethren Church, Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOWSER, Ernest L.

GRANTSVILLE - Ernest L. Bowser, 71, of 2402 Pigs Ear Road, Grantsville, died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 22, 1928, in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Harry and Reba (Smith) Bowser. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles. Mr. Bowser was a lifelong member of State Line United Methodist Church. He was a retired truck driver for Harbison-Walker Refractories with 41 years of service. A World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Army in Japan, he also was a member of Grantsville American Legion Post 214 and Walker-Harris Post 8826 VFW, Salisbury, Pa. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn (Walls) Bowser; a daughter, Rhonda Bach and husband Ed, Grantsville; a grandson, Matthew Bach; a granddaughter, Laura Bach; a brother, Harry Bowser, Grantsville; and five sisters, Twila George, Cumberland, Freda Reichenbecher, Grantsville, Edith Yommer, Addison, Pa., Donna Frickey and Gloria Reckner, both of Salisbury, Pa. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brenda Shreve officiating. Interment will be in the Addison Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to State Line United Methodist Church.
November 14, 1998, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


BOWSER, Mrs. Helen L. Resh
 
Helen L. Bowser, 85, a resident of St. Luke Lutheran Home, North Canton, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Born March 16, 1926, in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alva Grace (Yost) Resh. She was also preceded in death by brothers Harold Resh, Robert Resh, Emerson Resh, and Kenneth (Grace) Resh; and sisters Jody (Gilbert) Crowe, Norma (Alvin) Bowser, and Kathryn (Glen) Nixon. Helen grew up in a large family of 12 children and graduated from Grantsville High School. She went on to study at Bridgewater College in Virginia. Helen married Ernest Olen Bowser on Nov. 25, 1948, and they moved to Stark County, Ohio, to obtain work. Throughout her life, Helen was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren and was past president of the North Nimishillen School PTA. She was a co-advisor of Snip-n-Stir 4- H Club, a member of Canton Christian Women and Hartville AARP, and helped deliver Meals On Wheels in the Canton area for more that 15 years. Helen loved to bake share trays of cookies and entertain at her home. She was employed by several banks in the Canton and Hartville areas throughout the years. Family brought her much joy, especially as she followed her grandchildren in their sports and activities during the school years. Helen is survived by her husband, Ernest; one son, David Bowser and friend Karen, Ravenna, Ohio; one daughter, Deb Carlile and husband Dan, Alliance, Ohio; grandchildren Ben (Jade) Bowser, Windermere, Fla., Brian (Chrissy) Bowser, Ravenna, Brady (fiancée Lauren Cully) Bowser, North Canton, Lindsey (Chris) Patterson, Alliance, and Kelsey Carlile, North Canton; great-grandson Grayson Bowser, Windermere; sisters Doris Cross, Cumberland, Mary Kamp, Grantsville, Wanda (Bill) Brewer, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Fran Barncord, Corriganville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were received at Reed Funeral Home, North Canton Chapel, and at Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren, where a service was conducted on Monday, Sept. 12, with Pastor Bruce Jacobsen officiating. Burial was held at Warstler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed online guest book at www.reedfuneralhome.com.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, MD, Sept. 22, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012


BOWSER, Mrs. Hester Frantz
 
FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Hester Bowser, 52, died yesterday at her home. A native of here, she was a daughter of the late Solomon and Elizabeth (Hoff) Frantz. She was a member of the Sand Spring Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Elmer Bowser; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Friend, Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs. Bessie Uphold, Tunnelton, W. Va., and Mrs. Kathryn VanSickle, here, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Sand Spring Church by Rev. Donald D. Matthews. Interment will follow in Sand Spring Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 1, 1971; page 19.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 27, 2013

 

BOWSER, Mrs. Iva Pearl Sides

Mrs. Iva Pearl Bowser, 66, of R.D. 1, Hyndman, died Monday, July 5, 1982, at her residence. She was born May 17, 1916, in Hyndman, a daughter of the late Lewis and Frances (Kennell) Sides. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde Clites and Joseph Bowser. Surviving are two sons, Paul E. Clites, of Corona, Calif; Melvin L. Clites, of St. Thomas, Pa.; and two daughters, Mary C., wife of Irvin Shaffer of R.D. 1, Hyndman and Pamela Kay, wife of Troy Gibbner, of Somerset RD. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive along with two sisters, Mrs. Helen Albright, of Route 1, Oldtown, Md.; and Vivian Royal, of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mrs. Bowser was a homemaker, a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, and the Hyndman Senior Citizens. Funeral services: Thursday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. David T. Reed officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, July 9, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 17, 2010

 


 

BOWSER, Jo Ann Walls

GRANTSVILLE - Jo Ann Bowser, 76, of Grantsville, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born Aug. 14, 1930, in Grantsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sallie (Butler) Walls. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Bowser, Nov. 13, 1998; three brothers, Robert, Lewis and Herbert Walls; and a sister, Cora Wiley. Mrs. Bowser was a member of State Line United Methodist Church and was a seamstress for Flushing Shirt Factory. Surviving are a daughter, Rhonda S. Bach and husband, Edward, Grantsville; a brother, Walter Walls, Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Esther Stanton, Grantsville and Ruth Gindlesperger, Berlin, Pa.; two grandchildren, Matthew Bach and wife, Michelle, Grantsville and Laura Glotfelty and husband, Taylor, Cornelius, N.C. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes. A Memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roland E. Nairn III and the Rev. William Durst officiating. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to State Line United Methodist Church or Hospice of Garrett County.
Cumberland Times obituary - August 14, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

BOWSER, Joseph William

HYNDMAN — Joseph William Bowser Sr., 70, of Hyndman, RD 1, died yesterday at the residence of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Irvin Shaffer, Hyndman, RD 1. Born May 7, 1903 in Cairnbrook, Pa., he was a son of the late George and Helena (Long) Bowser. His first wife, Ida (Manges) Bowser, preceded him in death. Mr. Bowser's home had been destroyed by fire February 11 and he was residing with his stepdaughter. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his second wife, Iva (Sides) Bowser, four sons, Floyd Bowser, Reseia, Calif.; Harry Bowser, St. Thomas, Pa.; Joseph Bowser, Jr., North Hollywood, Calif.; Calvin Bowser, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Shaw, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Pamela Gibbner, Germany; two stepsons, Paul Clites, Corona, Calif.; Melvin Clites, St. Thomas, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Shaffer; seven sisters, Mrs. Florence Shaver, Berlin; Mrs. Bertha Tew, Bedford, Pa.; Mrs. Agnes Tew, Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. Martha Kegg, Bedford; Mrs. Mable King, Everett, Pa.; Mrs. Verna Welsh, Arnold, Pa.; Mrs. Gertrude Good, Johnstown, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Reed officiating. Interment will be in McGregor Cemetery, Cairnbrook.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 13, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOWSER, Lewis

FRIENDSVILLE - Lewis Bowser, 80, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born in Bittinger, he was a son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Martin) Bowser. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Dolly Mae (Bittinger) Bowser, Sykesville, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body will be at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 until 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 18, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010


BOWSER, Mrs. Norma Lucille Resh
 
GRANTSVILLE - Norma Lucille Bowser, 85, of Grantsville, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Cherry Hill Assisted Living, Accident. Born March 18, 1922, in Grantsville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Grace (Yost) Resh. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Robert, Kenneth and Emerson Resh; and two sisters, Josephine Crowe and Kathryn Nixon. Mrs. Bowser was a seamstress for the Flushing Shirt Factory, Grantsville, and also a homemaker. She was a member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a graduate of the Grantsville High School Class of 1940 and Catherman's Business School. She was also a member of Mars Hill Homemaker's Club and Maple Grove Ladies Aid. Her life centered around her family and she enjoyed cooking, quilting, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Alvin E. Bowser; a son, Richard A. Bowser and wife Doris, Grantsville; a daughter, Nancy L. Durst and husband Ronald R., Harmony, Pa.; five sisters, Doris Cross, Cumberland, Mary Kamp, Grantsville, Helen Bowser, Louisville, Ohio, Wanda Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas, Frances Barncord, Corriganville; eight grandchildren, Suzanne and Louis LaBlanc, Jennifer and Thomas Bodes, Laura and Rusty Miller, Andrew Bowser, Amanda Bowser, Ryan Bowser, Gina and Jamie Gramz, Matthew and Megan Durst; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan and Hannah Bodes, Danielle, Logan and Kaitlyn Miller, Bailey Gramz and Mattix Durst. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grants-ville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Whitacre and the Rev. Tim Fetterly officiating.  Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County.
abt. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013


 

BOWSER, Owen Dale 
 
GRANTSVILLE - Owen Dale Bowser, 63, of 2408 Legeer Road, Grantsville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at his residence.  Born April 9, 1934, in Grantsville, he was a son of the late George and Agnes (Yaste) Bowser.  Mr. Bowser had been employed as a car repairman for Harbison-Walker Refractories prior to his retirement and was a member of Woodmen of the World Camp 41.  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Elizabeth (Snyder) Bowser; a son, Thomas D. Bowser, Grantsville; a daughter, Julie K. Hardesty, Grantsville; a brother, Arthur Bowser, Clinton; four sisters, Gladys Meyers, Grantsville, Melva Barley, Silver Spring, Bernadine Watkins, Canton, Mich., and Fern Bowser, Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren, Becky, Kimmy and J.D.  Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Keith Welch officiating.  Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
abt. Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013



 


Robert Bowser
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)

BOWSER, Robert

Grantsville, Feb. 28 - Services were held this morning at the Winterberg funeral home for Robert Bowser, 75, who died Wednesday evening at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, after a long illness.  Rev. Alvin J. Forrey, pastor of the Reformed Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Victor Durst and Mrs. Ernest Durst, both of Salisbury, Pa., ne brother, Louis bowser, Salisbury; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Schuschleg, and Mrs. Ada Folk, Akron, O.; and Mrs. John Legeer, Bittinger.
Sunday, 1 March 1942; Cumberland Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie
Posted January 15, 2011

 


 

BOWSER, Ruth A. Bodes

Ruth A. Bowser, 75, of West Salisbury, died July 18, 1988, at Goodwill Meninite [sic] Home. Born March 22, 1913, in Elk Lick Township, daughter of the late Milton and Alice (Sipple) Bodes. Preceded in death by husband, Clay M. Bowser, in December 1960; and the following brothers and sisters: Ray, Carl, Harry, and George, and Edna Keim, Anna Anderson, Grace Pyle and Mary Harris. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Jo-Ann Counihan, Salisbury; one grandson, Thomas M. Counihan, Bakersfield, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Katrina and Sean. Also one brother, Earl R. Bodes, Meyersdale RD 1. Member of Saint John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. David E. Fetter and Father Bernard L. White officiating. Interment, Grantsville Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, July 20, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009


BOWSER, Ward E.
 
FROSTBURG - Ward E. Bowser, 75, of 70 Linden St., Frostburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at his home.  Born Aug. 17, 1922, in Salisbury, Pa., he was the son of the late Alvin R. and Verna (Handwerk) Bowser. Mr. Bowser was retired from the Celanese Corporation. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Farrady Post No. 24, Frostburg, and the VFW Post No. 8825, Salisbury, Pa. Surviving are one sister, Nellie Wright, Eckhart; one brother, John A. Bowser and wife Charlene, Alexandria, Va.; two nieces; and one nephew. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Pa. Graveside military honors will be accorded by American Legion Farrady Post No. 24. Memorial contributions may be made to The Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, MD 21136.
abt. Monday, Oct. 27, 1997; Maryland Obituary Collection @ Genealogy Buff
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 10, 2013


BOWSER, Wilbur Cecil 
 
Wilbur Cecil Bowser, 89, Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at his residence.  Born Nov. 9, 1912, in Bittinger, he was a son of the late Ernest and Ada (Schrock) Bowser.  He was a farmer and member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hilda Virginia (Wiley) Bowser; one son, Blaine Bowser, Grantsville; two daughters, Donna DeBerry, Oakland, and Barbara Bittinger, Grantsville; three brothers, Russell Bowser and Alvin Bowser, both of Grantsville, and Ernest Olen Bowser, Louisville, Ohio; two sisters, Thelma Green and Olive Hetrick, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted earlier today, Thursday, Feb. 28, with the Rev. Eric Bowser officiating. Interment was in Bittinger Cemetery.
abt. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013 

 

BOYCE, George

Mr. George Boyce, an aged citizen, who lived near Duling Church, died at his home last Tuesday night after a lingering illness caused by dropsy. He was buried in the Duling Church Cemetery Thursday, the funeral services were conducted by the pastor of that church.
Keyser Tribune, October 6, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 


 

BOYD, Ira Raymond

Ira Raymond Boyd, 53 years old, died Sunday at Polan, Panama Canal Zone, where he had been located for the last 20 years. He was born at Murphy Siding and continued to live there until about 16 years old when he went to Scottdale where he resided at the home of an uncle, William Loucks. While in his late teens he enlisted in the United States Marines with which he served for a number of years. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Cora Elliott, or Compton, Cal., one brother, Warren W. Boyd, of Coraopolis, two half sisters, Mrs. Paul Miller of Connellsville, and Mrs. Irene Bittner, of Sand Patch, and two half brothers, Thomas Crossland of Everson, and Pindal Crossland, of Aliquippa.        September 21, 1948, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BOYD, John
 
Former Resident Dies In Kansas
John Boyd, aged 69, brother of Mrs. Agnes Kirkpatrick, Jackson street, died at his home in Moreland, Kan, July 25, Mrs. Kirkpatrick was advised yesterday. Mr. Boyd was a former resident of Lonaconing. He went west several years ago.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lyl Anderson, Colorado, and Mrs. Jesse Middlecock, Chicago and one brother, James Boyd, Moreland, Kan.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 6, 1931 - pg 7, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 20, 2013


BOYD, Robert
 
BOYD 13 Feb 1892 Robert Boyd, father of county commissioner Boyd, died at his son's residence at Lonaconing yesterday, aged 65 years.
Excerpts from The Frostburg Mining Journal transcribed by Charles Often
13 Feb 1892
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 26, 2013


BOYER,  Allen C.

Allen C. Boyer, 84, of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 4, died Saturday evening in Frick Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He was born Sept 4, 1888, in Somerset County, a son of the late Josiah and Lydia Bittner Boyer. He was a retired glass worker of the Bryce Brothers of Mount Pleasant, having retired in 1953. He was a member of the Fairview Community Church, Pleasant Valley Grange, and Local 597, the American Flint Glass Workers, and a former member of the Order of the Independent Americans. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada Chapman Boyer; two sons, Joseph and Lester of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 4; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Seder, Mrs. Abe (Ruth) Jones, and Mrs. Fred (Esther) Barber of Mount Pleasant, R. D. 4; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Earl of Glencoe. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl, in 1930, and a daughter, Annabelle, in 1928.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 7, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOYER, Mrs. Clara Housel

MEYERSDALE, Feb. 7 — Mrs. Clara Housel Boyer, 78, a former resident of Meyersdale, died Saturday in a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. She had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Horace Richards, in Youngstown. The daughter of the late Solomon and Sally Beal Housel, she leaves her husband James William Boyer, one son, one brother, one daughter, two sisters and 11 grandchildren.
Wednesday, February 7, 1945, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BOYER, Mrs. Ida Mae Waugerman

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Ida Mae Boyer, 65, wife of Norman Boyer, RD 1, died early today at her home. A native of Des Moines, she was a daughter of the late Westley and Mary K. (Smith) Waugerman. Besides her husband she is survived by a foster son, Cpl. Jackie Hanselman, stationed with the Air Force in the Far East; three brothers, Clem Troutman, Claude Troutman and Eugene Troutman, all of Hyndman RD 1, and three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Sturtz and Mrs. Ella Wilt, both of Wellersburg, and Mrs. Geneva Emerick, Hyndman RD 1. The body will be at the home after 1 p. m. tomorrow. Services will be Sunday at 3 p. m. at Comps Church, with Rev. Charles Evans, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 5, 2010

 


 

BOYER, Mrs. Mabel Melissa Ogline

Mrs. Mabel Melissa Boyer, 71, of Somerset RD 5, died June 22, 1972, in Somerset Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1900, in Somerset Township, the daughter of the late William and Ida Pile Ogline. She was also preceded in death by her husband John A.; daughter Mrs. Ray (Mae Jean) Kimmel of Somerset RD 5; and three grandchildren. She was a sister of Miss Annie and Ross, both of Somerset; Preston of Boswell RD 2; Mrs. J.C. (Carrie) Heiple of Somerset RD 2; Mrs. Sally Manges of Somerset RD 5; Fred of Friedens RD 1; Mrs. Mary Turley of LaVale, Md.; Mrs. Mervin (Edith) Bittner of Somerset; and Earl of Somerset RD 5. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Somerset Bulletin, June 23, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009

 


 

BOYER, Mrs. Margaret Mae Sass

Mrs. Margaret Mae Sass Boyer, 87, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Werner, at Meyersdale. She leaves 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and one sister.
January 24, 1957, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 30, 2010

 


 

BOYER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kennell

Hyndman, Pa., Jan. 9 - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Boyer, 73, widow of James Boyer, died at her home near here yesterday. A native of Gladdens, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Ellen (Baughman) Kennell. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Lewis, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Joseph Korns, near here; Mrs. George Emerick, Fairhope, Pa.; a son, Norman Boyer, nere here; six brothers, Ward, Wellersburg; Russell and Harry, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Edward, Kendalville, Ind.; Clarence, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Frank, near here; three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Emerick, Fairhope; Mrs. Simon Mull, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; and Mrs. Edward Hayes, Connellsville, Pa. She was a member of the Reformed Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 9, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 27, 2011

BOYER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kennell

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Boyer, 72, died Sunday evening at her home at Hyndman, R. D., after an illness of several months of complications. A daughter of Andrew and Mary Ellen Baughman Kennell, she was the widow of James Boyer. She leaves four children, four brothers and three sisters, including Mrs. Edward Hays of Connellsville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 12, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted June 7, 2009



BOYER, Mrs. Nora Pearl Klingaman

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Nora Pearl Boyer, 75, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of here, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Rose (Landis) Klingaman. Surviving are her husband, James W. Boyer; two sons, Ralph Boyer, RD 1, Garrett, and SSgt. James R. Boyer, McCoy AFB, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Fike, here, and Mrs. Ray Broadwater, Rockwood; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Fike, RD 3, and Mrs. Mary Rogers, South Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 4 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Lloyd Sechriest and Rev. Ralph Mills will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 28, 2011
 


BOYLE, Mrs. Bessie Iser

Mrs. Bessie Iser Boyle, 49, wife of John Boyle, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning at ther home at Wheeling, W. Va. She was born at Romney, W. Va. September 29, 1897, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Iser of Connellsville.  Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by two brother, G. W. Iser, Jr., and William W. Iser, both of Connellsville. Burial was made today in the Ebenezer Church Cemetery at Romney, W. Va.
SOURCE: The Daily Courier; Connellsville, Pennsylvania; April 10, 1947; page 2.
(Coourtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted October 13, 2012


BOYLE, Patrick James
 
Patrick James Boyle, 42, husband of Mrs Marian Coulehan Boyle, 531 Cumberland Street, died at noon today at Allegany Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Mt Savage, he was a brother of Terrence J Boyle, county investigator, and was a foreman at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company for a number of years. Other survivors include five children and several brothers and sisters.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 4, 1942 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 23, 2013


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