Cumberland - John Abbott, native of Scotland, died this morning at the age of 67 years. He came to America in the 70's. He was an expert miner, but had retired several years ago.
Keyser Tribune, February 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

 ABE, Mrs. Mary Lee

Mrs. Mary Lee Abe, aged 35 years, of 540 Bowling Ave., Bowling Green, died Friday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. She had worked at the Washington County Hospital until 1952. Surviving besides her husband, Virgil Abe, are children Mark Edward, Greg Allen, Pamela Marie and Elaine Louise, all at home. The body was taken to the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Virginia Avenue, Cumberland. Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. by the Peter Paul Sodality.
The Daily Mail, Hagerstown, November 17, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010

ABE, Mrs. Doris Mae Mowbray
Mrs. Doris Mae Abe, 33, wife of Hubert Abe, 215 Bedford Street, died Friday night in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she had been a patient several days. Born at Barton, she was a daughter of Mrs. Elsie (Crowe) Mowbray, Barton, and the late Thomas G. Mowbray. A registered nurse, Mrs. Abe was a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and held membership in the Maryland Nurses Association. She also was a member of Barton Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her husband and mother, are three sisters, Mrs. Helen Grayson, Keyser; Mrs. Ruth Keesling, Dennison, Iowa, and Mrs. June Ruffo, Lanham, Md. The body will be at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton. Services will be conducted today at 3 p. m. at Barton Methodist Church by Rev. Alonzo Harman and Rev. George Roberts. Interment will be in Moscow Mills Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon today.
[Elsie married Clarence Boddicker of Winthrop, Iowa, on January 16, 1971 and was still living in Iowa as of 1974. No other entries for her past that date.]
The Cumberland News, April 20, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 20, 2013

Name: Martha Ida Aber, 93, of the Chateau, Cumberland, MD
Parents: Albert George Jeremias and Ida Selma (Jeremias) Jeremias
DOB: June 21, 1909, in Swissvale, PA
DOD: Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at WMHS Memorial Hospital Campus, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Paul W. Aber, Sr.
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: husband; son, Paul W. Aber, Jr., and his wife Barbara, LaVale, MD; daughter, Nancy Goshow and her husband Eric, New York City, NY

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 6, 2014

ABERLE,  Miss Alice T.

Miss Alice Aberle, a popular young woman, died Thursday at the residence of her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Aberle, 85 Green Street, aged 20 years.  Her death was caused by pneumonia.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 2, 1902 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 10, 2015

ABERLE,  Miss Alice T.

The funeral of Miss Alice T. Aberle took place Friday afternoon from the Kingsley M. E. church, Rev. Mr. Zimmerman officiating. The floral tributes were beautiful, and were as follows: Broken circle, from her Sunday school teacher and class, a cross from her brother and his wife. a wreath from the Martin family of Baltimore, large bouquet from W. T. Bucey, a wreath from Footer & Sons, a large bouquet of roses and carnations from a group of friends, a bouquet of lilies from Mr. and Mrs. Fielding, a bouquet of carnations from each, Mrs. Dawson, Miss Mary Dennison, Miss Zella Dickens, and a bouquet from Mrs. Burkett
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 9, 1902 - pg 3, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 10, 2015



ABERLE, Mrs. Annie M. Twigg (second wife of Frank)

Mrs Annie M Aberle, wife of Frank Aberle, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at her home, 69 Lee St.  Mrs Aberle had been in ill health six months and bedfast one week.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a stepson, Herbert A. Aberle.  She was a Miss Twigg previous to her marriage.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, October 14, 1919 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2014

ABERLE, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin

Mrs Elizabeth Aberle, widow of the late Matthais Aberle, died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at her residence No 85 Green St, aged 76 years.  She is survived by the following children, Frank, George, Albert, Misses Belle and Nettie Aberle and Mrs Tillie Ruppert, all of this city.  Two step-sons, Henry of Hyndman, Pa and John T Aberle of Hendericks, W Va. also survive.  Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later. 
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 4, 1909 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 30, 2014

ABERLE, Frank(lin)

Funeral services for Frank Aberle, 74, former city employee, who died Thursday at the home of his brother-in-law, John Null, Ridgeley, W Va, were held this afternoon at Stein's Chapel with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Rev George E Baughman, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant Church, officiated.  Mr Aberle was a member of the Improved Order of the Red Men and Pride of Potomac Council No 12 Jr O U A M.  He is survived by two brothers, Albert and George Aberle; three sisters, Mrs Belle Kornoff, Mrs Frank Ruppert and Miss Nettie Aberle and one daughter, Mrs Wayne Stevic, Marshallville, Ohio
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, February 13, 1937 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2014

ABERLE, Mrs. Frank (first wife of above)

Frank Aberle
was married twice.  His first wife died before 1900 and I can't find
her name.  Her obit reads as follows:

History From the Evening Times Files ~ Thirty Years Ago

Death of Mrs Frank Aberle, Paca St. - about 1898

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday May 17, 1928 - pg 4, col 4

(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted May 9, 2014

ABERLE, George Burton

Hyndman, Pa., March 22—Services for George Burton Aberle, 45, formerly of Hyndman, who died yesterday morning in a Uniontown, Pa., hospital, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home here by the Rev. C. E. Miller, pastor of Evangelical church. Burial will be in Hyndmnn cemetery. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Aberle was a son of the late Henry A. and Rachel (Bennett) Aberle. He was a member of the Reformed church here and belonged to the Uniontown post of the VFW. He had lived in Uniontown the past two years. Mr. Aberle was discharged from the service in 1942. Besides his widow, Mrs. Alberta (Menges) Aberle, he is survived by a daughter Ruth Elane Aberle, at, home; a brother, Melvin Aberle, of Uniontown, and five sisters, Mrs. Mahlon Evans, Mrs. Minnie Pennsye and Mrs. Edward Corley, all of Hyndman; Mrs. Edna Tayman, of Uniontown, and Mrs. Bessie Green of Houston, Texas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 22, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso

ABERLE, Miss Nettie L

Miss Nettie L Aberle, 90, formerly of 21 W First St, died Sunday.  Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Matthias and Elizabeth (Martin) Aberle.  Miss Aberle was a charter member of the Potomac Sisterhood No 284, Dames of Malta; Daughters of America and the Swanson Memorial Bible Class of the Second Baptist Church.  Her only survivors are a number of nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. by Rev Dallas C Bivins, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Paul Williams, Carl Cookerly, Athol Gibson, Charles Detrick, William Popp and Henry Yutsy.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 10, 1965 - pg 14, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 30, 2014

ABERLE, Mrs. Rachel Ellen Bennett

Mrs Rachel Ellen Aberle, 69 years old, wife of (William) Henry Aberle, died Friday afternoon at her home in Hyndman.  She is also survived by seven children: Mrs Z A Green, Mrs Mahlon Evans, Mrs Minnie Pensyl, Mrs J F Corley and Burton Aberle, all of Hyndman; Mrs Clarence Tayman, Rockwood, Pa and Milton Aberle, Uniontown, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev W H Landis, pastor of the Reformed Church.  Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
Bedford Gazette; Bedford, Bedford Co, Pa., Friday, January 9, 1931 - pg 3/4, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2014 


Mr William Abernathy, of McCoole, returned home last Fri from Pittsburg where he attended the funeral of his brother, Mr Ephriam Abernathy, who died October, 21.
Keyser Tribune, November 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010


ABERNATHY, Captain Samuel

September 26, 1839  Died, at his residence near Sprigfield, Captain Samuel Abernathy, in about the 91st year of his age. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania and a soldier of the Revolution. In company with his brother the late Mr William Abernathy, he came to that place then a wilderness, soon after the close of the Revolution war where he has resided ever since. He sustained all the relations of social life beloved and respected - served his country and his generation faithfully - lived to see a flourishing village spring up, and a new generation of men to arise, and left a numerous family of his descendants to mourn him.
Time rolls his ceaseless course, the race of yore
Who danc'd our infancy upon their knee
And told our wondering boyhood legends store
Of dangers happen'd by land or sea."
How they are blotted from the things that be.
South Branch Intelligencer, September 26, 1839
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

 ABUCEVICZ, Mrs. Julia E.

Mrs. Julia E. Abucevicz, 71, widow of Theodore M. Abucevicz, Sr., Barrelville, died Saturday night in Miners' Hospital, Frostburg, where she was admitted Friday. She had been in failing health five years. A native of Wilno, Russia, Mrs. Abucevicz lived in Barrelville for 40 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mt. Savage. Surviving are four sons, Lt. Theodore Abucevicz, with the U. S. Navy at Portsmouth, Va.; Cpl. Constantine Abucevicz, U. S. Army, Tacoma, Wash.; Chester and George Abucevicz, at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Meager; also at home. The body is at the residence. A requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a. m. in St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage, with burial in the Methodist cemetery there.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 26, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


ACKERMAN, Bruce Bittner

MEYERSDALE — Bruce Bittner Ackerman, 55, of RD 2, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Meyersdale, he was a son of the late John and Ellen (Bittner) Ackerman. Surviving are his widow, Rose (Bauman) Ackerman; a son, Robert Ackerman, RD 2; a daughter, Mrs. Elsa Leidig, Berlin, RD; a sister, Mrs. Leora Ross, here, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home. A service will be conducted there Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Terry Foor officiating. Interment will be in the Fritz Church Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ACKERMAN, George & wife Mrs. Civilla Deal 

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Mr. and Mrs. George Ackerman, Berlin, who would have marked their 70th wedding anniversary May 13, died last week within three days of one another. Mrs. Civilla Ackerman, 90, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Ferner, Berlin. She was followed in death by her husband, George Ackerman, 91, on Saturday. The couple was married May 13, 1880, in Berlin. They travelled on horseback to Berlin from Northampton Township for the wedding ceremony. They lived on the Ackerman Farm, in Northampton Township for 62 years before moving to Berlin. Mrs. Ackerman was born April 17, 1859, a daughter of Esau and Lanah (Lybarger) Deal. Her husband was born May 20, 1859, in Somerset Township, a son ot Henry and Emelia (Sass) Ackerman. Seven children, 23 grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 27, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Elwood B. Ackerman, 85, of Meyersdale, died Feb. 9, 2011, at In Touch Hospice House in Somerset. Born Jan. 10, 1926, in Glencoe. A son of the late Esau and Mamie (Saylor) Ackerman. Also preceded in death his sister Alverta Wissinger; and brothers Robert and Grant Ackerman. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret E. (Baer) Ackerman; and three children: Nancy, wife of David Cannon, Transfer; Darla, wife of Warren Korns, Meyersdale; and Terry Paul and his wife Kathy, Meyersdale. Six grandchildren: Beth Miller and husband Brad, Greenville; Tricia Miller and husband Rob, Transfer; Scott Cannon and wife Emily, East Palestine, Ohio; Renee Kalp and husband Jeff, Meyersdale; Megan Snyder and husband Ed, Elizabethtown; and Natalie Paul, Meyersdale. Nine great-grandchildren: Jarod, Evan and Owen Miller; Madison and Alex Cannon; Aidan, Easton and Gavin Kalp; and Nathan Miller. A brother of Russell Ackerman and his wife Greta, Chesterland, Ohio. Veteran of the U.S. Army World War II, serving in the European theater. Since 1950 he owned and operated a school bus for Greenville Township, and later for Meyersdale Area School District. Retired from the Meyersdale Post Office with 30 years of service. An active member of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council. Also a member of Hillcrest Grange, American Legion, Salisbury-Elk Lick Hunting Club and Pa. School Bus Association. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Glenn Foster officiating. Interment Mt. Carmel Lutheran Cemetery at White Oak. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church Building Fund, or In Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Arrangements by the William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Inc., Meyersdale.
Somerset Daily American, Wednesday, February 9, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ACKERMAN, Raymond Franklin
Raymond Franklin Ackerson, 42, Bedford Road, a former partner in the Zimerla Auto Shop  here, died yesterday afternoon in Receiving Hospital, Detroit, where he was affiliated with the Wayne Auto  Customs. He suffered a stroke earlier in the day.  His wife, Mrs. Cecelia (Monahan) Ackerson, and family, who remained at the residence on Bedford Road, had planned to move to Detroit next week to join Mr. Ackerson.  They secured a home there recently.  Mr. Ackerson came to Cumberland in 1932 and entered into partnership with Raymond Zimerla in an auto body works business. He remained here until 1945 when he left for Detroit.  Besides his widow, he is survived four(sic) children; Raymond, Lorraine, Mary Lenore, Richard Thomas and John Emmett, Ackerson, all at home; two stepchildren, Mrs. Ralph Woolard, this city, and Walter Wade Cook, at home; a grandson Ralph Emmett Woolard, III; a brother, Joseph S. Ackerson, Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. Otto Bowling; Colorado.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, October 9, 1947 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 7, 2013

ACKERMAN, Raymond Franklin
Raymond Franklin (Speed)  Ackerson, 42, Route 3, Bedford Road, a former partner in the Zimmerla Auto Shop here, died in Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Wednesday at 2 p. m., where he had been taken after suffering a stroke at 7 a m.  Born in Washington, he was the son of Mrs. James A. Collins, the former Lillle (Adamson) Ackerson and the late Richard T Ackerson.  He came to Cumberland in 1932 and entered into partnership with Raymond Zlmmerla in an auto body works business, remaining here until 1945 .when he left for Detroit where he was employed, by the Wayne Auto Customs Works.  His Wife, Mrs. Cecelia (Monahan) Ackerson, and family, who remained at the residence on Bedford Road, had planned to move to Detroit next week.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, Salem, Ind.  Surviving in addition to his wife, mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Collins. Salem, Ind., are four children, Raymond Lorraine, Mary Leonore, Richard Thomas, John Emmett Ackerson all at home; two stepchildren, Mrs. Ralph Woolard, this city; Walter Wade Cook, at home; a grandson, Ralph Emmett Woolard, III; a brother, Joseph S. Pikeman, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs Otto Boling, Vallejo, Calif; Mrs John Bonfillo, Stockton, Calif.  The body will be at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph Woolard, 216 Knox Street, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m., with the Rev. W. Randolph Keefe, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, October 10, 1947 - pg 13, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 7, 2013


MEYERSDALE — Roy Ackerman, 71, died Tuesday at his home here. He was a son of the late Paul and Lena (Christener) Ackerman. Surviving are his wife, Nelli (Burkholder) Ackerman, and two brothers, Ervin and Harry Ackerman of Meyersdale. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home in Meyersdale. Services will be held there Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery.   The Cumberland Evening Times, July 20, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



"John Acklin, bridge contractor, who was employed her in 1911 in erecting the Washington street bridge across George's Creek in Westernport, died from a tumor of the brain Monday of last week at his home in Marianna, Pa.  He had been ill five months, and was for a time in a Pittsburgh hospital, but specialists of that city and of Baltimore, who were called in consultation, were powerless to relieve his condition.  His wife, who was Miss Margaret Melvin, of this place, and eight children under eighteen years of age, survive. He also leaves his parents and four sisters. The funeral service was held Wednesday of last week, and interment was in the Oakmont Cemetery at Waynesburg, Pa."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 30 Mar 1928
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 24, 2011


ACRE, Mrs. Mary Virginia Shafferman

CUMBERLAND - Mary Virginia Acre, 87, formerly of Baltimore Pike, Cumberland, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos, Calif. Born April 29, 1912, in Newburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward Louis Shafferman and the late Agnes Margaret (Horchler) Shafferman. She also was preceded in death by her husband, the late Harry R. Acre; and four brothers, Lawrence, J. Louis, Fred and Arthur (Jack) Shafferman. Mrs. Acre was a retired executive secretary for the Celanese Corporation. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Allegany Genealogical Society. Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline Tarantino and husband Anthony G., Los Alamitos, Calif., and Belinda Acre, Arlington, Va.; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John J. Duffus officiating. Interment will be in the Damon Cemetery, Newburg, W.Va.
The Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2010

ADAM, Capt Winfield Hill

Winfield “Win” Hill Adam, 84, of 777 Fayette St., Cumberland, died
Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda.
Born Dec. 7, 1917, in Clifton, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles
H. and Rose Marie (Steinman) Adam. Mr. Adam was a graduate of
Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., and School of Theology,
Oberlin, Ohio. He was a merchant marine during World War II, 1943-1946,
the Coast Guard 1957 (took officer qualifying test), retired from Coast
Guard, April 1978, and he was the executive director of CUW for 28
years, served as General Secretary of Cumberland YMCA from 1948 to
1957, and was a member of the Lions Club. He was a member of St. Luke’s
Lutheran Church, Cumberland, the Fort Cumberland Lodge 211, A.F. &
A.M., Scottish Rite and Ali Ghan Shrine Club, where he served at
Potentate in 1966. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Marilyn
Brenneman Adam; three sons, Peter H. Adam and wife Nancy, Clear Lake,
Minn., David H. Adam and wife Sue, Missouri City, Texas, and C. Mark
Adam and wife Robin, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; three daughters,
Suzanne E. Snider and husband Theodore, Jacksonville, Fla., Virginia E.
Chorpenning and husband Paul, Oakland, Md., and Leslie Stranko and
husband John, Amelia, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and two expected great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the
Hafer Funeral Service, P.A., Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National
Highway, LaVale, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services will be conducted at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Cumberland,
on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Yelovich officiating. Military
honors will be accorded at the church by the Combined Veterans Honor
Guard. At Mr. Adam’s request, his body will be cremated. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund,
1601 Frederick St., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Monday, Sept. 2, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 13, 2014 

ADAMS, Miss Edith

ALASKA June 20- The funeral of Miss Edith Adams, of Keyser, who died in the Western Md hospital at Cumberland, was held at the M E Church South, here last Tues at 11am. Rev H L Myerly, pastor of the church, conducted the services.
Keyser Tribune, June 23, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


Mr Fred Adams, aged 28, a very popular young man, died at his home in Frostburg on Tuesday morning after several weeks' illness from an attack of typhoid fever.  A sister of the deceased is not convalescing and one seriously ill from the disease.  He is survived by his mother and four sisters and one brother.  The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 28, 1910 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 10, 2015

ADAMS, George
George Adams, a former resident of Frostburg, died recently in Detroit, Michigan.  Mr Adams, a native of Frostburg, was well known.  He left for Detroit some years ago.  He lived on Mount Pleasant Street this place while a resident here.  He leaves his wife and one sister.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 15, 1930 - pg 5/8, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 3, 2014

ADAMS, Harry G.

FROSTBURG — Henry G. (Harry) Adams, 60, of Meadow Mountain, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital, after a short illness. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late David T. and Annie W. (Johnstone) Adams. His wife, Alice (Orndorf) Adams, died last April. He was an employe of A & G Distributing Company, Meadow Mountain. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Moran, Washington; three brothers, William J. Adams, Mt. Savage; David T., and James G. Adams, here; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Speir, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Nancy Muir, here; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Frostburg Mansion Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, February 19, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name: Helen Brown Adams, 86, of Aurora, CO
Parents: Robert and Julia Mary Lyons Brown McKenzie
DOB: October 22, 1919, Frostburg, MD
DOD: Tuesday, October 17, 2006, in Aurora, CO
Spouse: Donald M. Adams
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, Samuel M. Leptic; brothers, Robert and Joseph Brown
Survived by: daughters, Joanne E. Wilson and husband Calvin, Rockville, MD; and Julia M. "Bunny" Beeman and husband Robert, Aurora, CO; sister, Dorothy V. Evans, Rawlings, MD
Burial: October 21, 2006, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2014

Name: James G. "Scotchie" Adams, 74, of Frostburg, MD
Parents: David T. Adams and Annie G. (Johnstone) Adams
DOB: December 19, 1931, in Frostburg, MD
DOD: Sunday May 28, 2006, at his home at 180 Ormond Street, Frostburg, MD
Military: U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict
Spouse: Carol (Chaney) Adams
Predeceased by: parents; brothers, Harry Adams and William Adams; sisters, Ruby Speir, Margaret Hersick, and Nancy Muir
Survived by: daughters, Nancy A. Pritchard and husband, Carl, Frederick, MD; Kristi A. Athey, and husband Gary, Keyser, WV; brother, David Adams and wife Elsie, Frostburg
Burial: June 2, 2006, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2014

ADAMS, James Gary
CARLOS — James Gary Adams, 79, of Carlos, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Born Jan. 17, 1933 in Carlos, he was the son of the late George and Mae (Hughes) Adams of Carlos. He was preceded in death by his sister, Blanch Muir and husband, Irwin. Gary was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War from 1953-1955 serving as Corporal in the 3rd Division. He retired from Westvaco Corp. in 1995 after 40 years working in multi-craft maintenance. Gary loved woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture for his home and for his children and grandchildren. He loved hunting for many years. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie (Morgan) Adams; daughter, Lynn Clark and husband Steve, Frostburg; a son, Alan Adams and wife Linda, Frostburg; three grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Chris Adams and wife, Rebecca, and Ryan Clark; two great-grandchildren, Landon Housel and Aubrey Adams; and sister, Marguerite Baker and husband Arch. Gary had many friends and will be missed by his family ,friends and especially his devoted dog, Bear. Gary requested his body be cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Frostburg Memorial Park with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Farrady Post 24 will accord military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Western Maryland Health System Home Hospice, 1050 West Industrial Blvd., Cumberland, MD 21502. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Home Hospice for their excellent care. Sowers Funeral Home, P.A. is in charge of arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, September 24, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2013

ADAMS, Mrs. Lulu Ellen Teets
Mrs. Lulu Ellen Adams, 69, of 209 Hay Street, died yesterday at the Western Maryland State Hospital, Hagerstown. She had been in failing health the past several years. A native of Preston County, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Wilbert E. and Ida P. (Dodge) Teets and was the widow of John T. Adams who died in 1955. Surviving are five sons, BMC James F. Adams, with the Navy in Vietnam, John J. Adams, Ridgeley; Sgt. William T. Adams, with the Air Force in Austin, Texas; Robert E. and Ronald W. Adams, city; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Arduini, Sharon, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Okey Strawser, Mrs. Opal Shaffer, Corinths, W. Va., and Mrs. Ruby Fields, Morgantown, and 18 grandchildren. The body is at the Hafter Baltimore Avenue Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow and Friday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ronald Winterberg. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, January 8, 1969; page 22.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 7, 2013

ADAMS, Mrs. Maude Blaugh, nee Robertson
Frostburg - Mrs. Maude Adams, 77, of 59 Frost Villange died today in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.  Born in Allegany Coiunty, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida (Winters) Robertson.  Married twice, she was preceded in death by both husbands, William Blough and Samuel Adams.  She was a member of Cresaptown Methodist Church and the Frostburg Senior Citizens.  Surviving are one son, William Blough, Cresaptown; one daughter, Mrs. June Harsh, St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Mrs Grace Deniker, Somerset; five brothers, Harry Robertson and Allen Robertson, botht[sic] of Boynton; Oren Robertson, New Symrna Beach, Fla.; Kenneth Robertson, Potomac Park, and Elmer Robertson, Erie, Pa.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received in the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
21 July 1974 (no publication noted)
(Courtesy of Marilyn Robertson/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 3, 2012

ADAMS, Raymond Charles

Raymond Charles Adams, 77, of Fort Ashby, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born June 1, 1900, in Tunnelton, W. Va., he was a son of the late John W. and Margaret (Dowden) Adams. A retired employe of the Kelly Springfield Tire Company, he was a member of the Fort Ashby Lions Club and a charter member of the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company. He served as president of the Senior Citizens of Fort Ashby, and was a member of the Official Board of Trinity United Methodist Church of Fort Ashby. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Virginia (Kauffman) Adams; a son, Robert G. Adams, and three daughters, Mrs. Betty Jane Miller, Mrs. Alma Lee and Mrs. Janet Rae-Phares, all of Fort Ashby: a brother, Gerald C. Adams, Fort Ashby; a sister; Mrs. Nellie McElfish, Wash. D. C.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, Fort Ashby with Rev. Paul Suder and Rev. Richard Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Dick, Herbert Sarver, Dale Anvil, George Crone, Cecil Hershberger and Charles Kriglein. The body will be taken to the church at noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, September 22, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012

ADAMS, Mrs. Savilla McKenzie, nee Colflesh

Savilla McKenzie Adams, 84, 1311 Main St., Berlin, died May 4, 1983, at the United Methodist Home, Quincy. She was born July 16, 1898, in Keysers Ridge, Maryland, daughter of George W. and Sarah (Ringler) Colflesh. She was preceded in death by parents; her first husband, Enoch J. McKenzie; and second husband, James O. Adams; also four sisters and seven brothers. She is survived by a son, Hilton E. McKenzie, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty M. Lashley, Chambersburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Friendship Sunday School Class, senior citizens, ladies auxilary of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, and Lady Berlin Rebecca Lodge 277. Friends were received at the Johnson - Kunlman Funeral Home, Berlin, where services were held with the Rev. Kenneth S. Swanson officiating. Interment, Berlin, IOOF Cemetery.
Daily American; May 6, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2013

 ADAMS, Selby Ray, Sr.

Selby Ray Adams Sr., 92, of Route 2, St. George, died Saturday, June 27, 1992, at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1899, in St. George, a son of the late Phillip Benton and Florida Mae Shaffer Adams. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. George United Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, Selby Ray Adams Jr. of St. George; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Wilda) Stemple of Aurora, and Mrs. George (Beatrice) Dean of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one brother, Roy C. Adams of St. George; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Bessie) Loughry of Parsons; two foster daughters, Mrs. Lillian Nick of Philippi and Mrs. Lilly Nestor of Thurmont, Md.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four foster-grand¬children and four foster-great-grandchildren. On Oct. 5, 1922 he was married to Ethel Mae Miller, who preceded him in death, May 10, 1974. He also was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Friends may call at the Greenlief-Combs Funeral Home, 214 Walnut St., Parsons, from 2•5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, with Pastor Allen D. Crosten officiating. Burial will follow in the Limestone Cemetery, St. George.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Saturday, June 27, 1992
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


 ADAMS, Sophia Suder

Sophia Suder Adams, 87, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., formerly of Chambersburg, died April 13, 1995 in the Arbors at Melbourne. Born April 5, 1908 in Meyersdale, daughter of the late Calvin, and Elizabeth (Weimer) Suder. Preceded in death by husband, Henry P. in 1989. Survived by these children: Patricia Bursey of Melbourne Beach, A. Richard Adams of Iamesville, Md., four granddaughters, also a sister, Mary Crowe of Berlin. Member of Zion Reform Church of Chambersburg. A graduate of University of Pittsburgh Nursing School. Member of White Shrine of Chambersburg. Friends will be received 7-9 pm Sunday at Leckemby Funeral Home, and graveside service will held 2 pm Monday with Rev. Carl W. Schwarm. Interment, Union Cemetery. Family suggests contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Somerset Daily American April 15, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2010

Name: Linda Lee Addair, 62, of Cumberland
Parents: Sloan and Agnes (Twigg) Hoadly
DOB: May 14, 1941, in Cumberland, MD
DOD: Friday, February 20, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Everett Addair
Predeceased by: parents; husband
Survived by: daughter, Robbin Lynn Addair, Cumberland; sisters, Frances Myers, 
Cumberland; Maxine Swauger, Hagerstown, MD
Burial: February 22, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 6, 2014

ADDIS, Sp. 4 Francis R

Sp. 4 Francis R. Addis, 21, of 304 East Gibson Ave., was killed June 19 when caught in cross-fire in Cambodia. His parents, Edward and Ada Burley Addis, were notified of his death in two telegrams from the Defense Dept. No further details were given. The Army man was the first from Connellsville and the Fayette County area to die in Cambodia. In the service for 15 months and in Vietnam for 10 months, he was a member of A Troop, 1st Battalion, llth Armored Calvary Regiment, Third Platoon. He was born June 3, 1949, in Connellsville. A graduate of Connellsville Area High School with the Class of 1968, he was employed by Anchor Hocking Corp. before going into the service. He was a member of Albright United Methodist Church of South Connellsville and G.B.B.A. Local No. 124. Surviving in addition to his parents are six brothers, Richard, Charles, James and William Addis and Donald and George Wettgen, all of Connellsville, and four sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Foore of Highland, Ind., Mrs. John (Louise) Hertznel of Dunbar, and Mrs. John (Nancy) Soltis and Mrs. John (Carol) McFadden of Connellsville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, June 25, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012


ADDISON, Richard

1 July 1837  Notice of death of Richard Addison (soldier of Revolution at Paddy Town).
Item References to the South Branch Intelligencer
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010


Name: Bernie F. Adkins Sr., 73, of 630 Lough's Terrace, Keyser, WV

Date of Birth: June 27, 1933, in Branchland

Date of Death: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV

Parents: Odell and Bessie "Sally" Marie (Booth) Adkins

Spouse: Zilphia "Betty" Adkins

Predeceased by parents; wife, July 11, 2002; brother, W. Howard Adkins; sister,

Janie Witham

Survived by son, Bernie F. Adkins Jr. and wife Connie of Orange Park, FL;

daughter, Cheryl L. Jose of Keyser; a step-son, Oscar H. Clark and wife Bertha

of Connellsville, PA

Burial: Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, WV

Source: Cumberland Times-News, September 19, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 9, 2014

 AHERN, Mrs. Jane Netter

Piedmont, W. Va., Aug. 20—Mrs Jane Ahern, 80. widow of William Ahern, died at Weston today.  A native of England, she came to Piedmont when 14 years old. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Jonathan Netter. The body will be brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs Thomas Fazenbaker, 180 W Fairview street.  Surviving are two other children, Mrs. Thomas Donahue, Kalamnzoo, Mich and Fredrick Ahern, Detroit; a sister, Mra. Alex Cost, Franklin,  eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - August 21, 1938 - pg 7, col 2 
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 11, 2010

AIKEN, Mrs. Thelma "Irene" Stahl
Thelma "Irene" Aiken, 81, Canton, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Hanover House following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mamie Stahl. She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Charles, Harold, David, Frank, Cecil, and Wilbur Stahl.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  Survivors include her husband, John R. Aiken; one daughter, Karen Mann, Louisville; one son, John W. Aiken, Canton; one brother, Clay Stahl, Texas; four sisters, Velma Bullock, Canton, Frances Bullock, Carrollton, Mary Urban, Massillon, Ohio, and Linda Wolf; two step daughters, Gail Gress and Barbara Aiken; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; six stepgrandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.  A service was conducted at Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday, Nov. 8, with the Rev. David C. Craig officiating.  Interment was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.
abt. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001; MD Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2014

AKERS, Mrs. Gertrude Eileen Johnson

CUMBERLAND - Gertrude Eileen Akers, 81, formerly of the J.F. Kennedy Apartments in Cumberland, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at the Lions Center for Extended Care. Born Feb. 27, 1926, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Elizabeth (Martin) Johnson Brode and Charles H. Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Thomas S. Brode; brother, Charles L. Johnson; her daughter, Linda L. (Akers) Emerson; and two grandchildren, Stephanie and Gregory Garlitz. Mrs. Akers was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1943. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Akers) Weatherholt and husband Mark and Anna L. (Akers) Garlitz and husband Michael, all of Cumberland; her son-in-law, Wade Emerson, Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mary Catherine (Johnson) Grimm, Cumberland, Patricia A. (Johnson) Dimaio, Salisbury and Marita Joanne (Johnson) Conroy, Ligonier, Pa.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Fr. James Kurtz, O.F.M., Cap. officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at the Lions Center for their loving care. 
Cumberland Times-News, November 21, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014

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