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LABER, Mrs. Lola Kathleen Hendrickson
 
Lola Kathleen Laber, 86, of Labers Lane LaVale, died Friday March 15, 2002, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born on August 15, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William Walter and Edythe (Fink) Hendrickson. She was predeceased by her husband George L. Laber on Nov. 8, 1994 and by a brother W. J. Merle Hendrickson. Mrs. Laber was employed with the accounting dept. of Penn Mar Motors for many years. She was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church, the McKinley Chapter #12 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Cumberland Civic Club. Survivors include her son Robert Laber and wife Judy; LaVale, daughters June Duke and husband Robert, Naples, Florida; and Joy Rexroad and husband Al of Whitehall, MD. Sixteen Grandchildren and 31 Great Grandchildren. Also, surviving is her Sister-in-law Maxine Hendrickson of Bel Air Cumberland. Friends will be received in the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, P.A. 1302 National Hwy, LaVale, MD 21502, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Services will be conducted at the Cresaptown United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Harold R. McClay, Jr. Her remains will be at the church one hour prior to the service. McKinley Chapter # 12 O. E. S. will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 PM. Interment will follow in Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg. Contributions can be made in her honor to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Maryland Chapter, Hunt Valley Business Center, 10946 Beaver Dam Road, Suite E Hunt Valley, MD 21030. 
March 15, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 14, 2014

 

LACEY, Rev. Dr. C. R.

HARDY COUNTY - Rev. Dr. C. R. Lacey is dead at his home in Lewisburg, W. Va.
Keyser Tribune, February 2, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 27, 2010




Name: Alyne C. Draffkorn Ladd, 93, formerly of Tavernier, FL
 
Parents: Alfred and Lillian (Hurley) Catto
 
DOB: April 29, 1911, in Montreal, Canada
 
DOD: Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, MD
 
Spouses: William Featherstone, August Draffkorn and Alan Ladd
 
Predeceased by: parents; husbands
 
Survived by: daughter, Barbara A. Elster, Deer Park, MD
 
Burial: None indicated

 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014



 

LAEMMERT, Albert

FROSTBURG — Albert Laemmert, 86, of 40 Washington Street, died Saturday at Miners Hospital where he was admitted September 15. He had been ill for a year. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Henry and Kathrine (Brode) Laemmert. He was a retired employe of the Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Mr. Laemmert is survived by his widow, Clara (Robertson) Laemmert; a son, Ralph Laemmert, Baltimore, and two sisters, Mrs. Aden Vogtman, Frostburg and Mrs. Marie Clise, Baltimore. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. Rev. Kenneth E. Morelock will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be William Kroll, Cecil Myers, Henry Vogtman, William Vogtman, Philip Thomas and Mayford E. Weslow.
The Cumberland News, October 17, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



LAFAYETTE, Mrs. Malinda Brinham, nee Wilmoth

Mrs. Malinda Lafayette, aged 75 years, died last evening at the home of her son, M. F. Brinham, Windber, Pa. of complication of ailments. She was a former resident of Cumberland and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret Knepp Wilmoth of this city, Dr. J. R. Brinham of this city is a son by her first marriage. A third son, Dr. A. W. Brinham of Windber, and his two daughters also survive her. After the death of her first husband, M. F. Brinham, Sr., in 1896, she married Dr. M. D. Lafayette of Boswell, Pa., who survives her. Mrs. Lafayette was the last surviving member of the Wilmoth family. The following brothers and sisters who were well known here are deceased: Henry J. Wilmoth, Meyersdale, Pa.; Barney Wilmoth, Sand Patch, Pa.; Mrs. W. H. Cook, Johnstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Clara Kornhoff, of this city. Brief services will be held at the home of Dr. A. W. Brinham at Windber tomorrow evening at 7:30 The body will be brought hsre on Thursday morning and will be at the Stein Chapel from 10 o'clock until the funeral services there at 1:30 p. m. Thursday. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 8, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2011

 


LAFFERTY, Mrs. Annie C. Dudley

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Annie C. Lafferty, 83, of National Highway, Eckhart, died Saturday shortly after being admitted to Miners Hospital. She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Horchler) Dudley. Survivors include her husband, George G. Lafferty. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. by Rev. George W. Hattenfield. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, December 21, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


LAFFERTY, Carol J.

Carol J. Lafferty, 33, Buffalo Mills, went to be with the Lord, Nov. 17, 2008. She was born Dec. 2, 1974, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of Stanley V. and Beverly A. (Kennell) Shaffer. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Mary Shaffer; and maternal grandfather, John Kennell. Carol is survived by her parents; her husband of 16 years, Gary L. Lafferty Jr., whom she married July 11, 1992; sons, Devin Lynn and Uriah Jay Lafferty; a sister, Karen Ringler and husband Steve, Hyndman; paternal grandfather, Edgar Shaffer; maternal grandmother, Martha Kennell, both of Hyndman; nieces, Jenna Ringler and Amber Thomas; nephews, Cory and Garrett Thomas and Jesse Ringler; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was a 1992 graduate of Hyndman High School and Computech. Carol worked for Tammy Titter as a seamstress. She attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister and enjoyed spending time with her family. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc. 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11a.m. Thursday with the Revs. Lance Tucker and J.R. Virgin officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.
Somerset Daily American, Monday, November 17, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2010



LAFFERTY, Mrs. Clara Belle Finley

Mrs. Clara Belle Lafferty, wife of Jacob W. Lafferty, Allegany Grove, died last night at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was admitted last Saturday. A native of Allegany County, she was a daughter of the late John and Harriet (Starkey) Finley. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Naughton, this city, and Mrs. Austin Judy, Wiley Ford; a son, Vernon Lafferty, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Heavner, Ridgeley, and Mrs. Cecil McKenzie; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The body will remain at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m.. by Rev. B. F. Hartman. pastor of the Fairview Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 8, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


LAFFERTY, Mrs. Ethel R. Campbell

Ethel R. Lafferty, 83, of Buffalo Mills, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, July 16, 2009, after a difficult battle with cancer, at the home of her daughter-in-law, Barbara Lafferty, who had been her caregiver. She was born on April 15, 1926, in Huskins, one of the 11 children of the late Fred M. and Stella M. (Deneen) Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Forrest U. Lafferty in 1986; a son, Robert Lafferty; and grandson, Shane Bisbing. She is survived by sons Gary Lafferty and wife Vicky of Hyndman; James Lafferty of Buffalo Mills; daughters Barbara Ferguson of Hanover; Bonnie Bisbing and husband Freddie Jr. of Manns Choice; nine grandchildren: Deanna Lesher, David Ferguson, Candy Thomas, Gary Lafferty Jr., Rodney Bisbing, Wesley Bisbing, Julie Smith, Heather Reeder and John Lafferty; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers: Robert Campbell of Bedford; Glenn Campbell, Clyde Campbell, Earl Campbell and Donald Campbell; sisters: Mabel Burkett, Elizabeth Stuby, Dorothy Turner, Rosalee Stahlman and Mildred Miller, all of Hyndman. Mrs. Lafferty worked at Fairfoot Shoe Factory and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Gravel Pitt United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gravel Pitt United Methodist Church or Home Nursing Agency / Hospice, Hospital Dr., Everett, PA 15537.
The Bedford Gazette, July 17, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 9, 2010




LAFFERTY, Forrest U. 
 
Forrest U. Lafferty, 71, of R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills, died Thursday, October 16, 1986, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. He was born in Juniata Township December 24, 1914, a son of Mrs. Annie (Poorbaugh) Lafferty, of R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills, and the late Charles W. Lafferty. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife the former Ethel R. Campbell, and his death ends a marriage union of 42 years. Also surviving are three sons, Robert, at home; Gary, of Hyndman; James, of R.D. 1, Manns Choice; and two daughters, Barbara, wife of Merle Ferguson, of Romney, West Va.; and Bonnie, wife of Freddie Bisbing Jr., of R.D. 1, Manns Choice. Eleven grandchildren also survive along with two sisters, Mrs. Mary Holler, of R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills; and Mrs. Hazel Stouffer, of Ebensburg. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four grandchildren. Mr. Lafferty was a retired farmer. Funeral services: Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with Rev. Terry Campbell officiating. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, October 18, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 15, 2013

 LAFFERTY, George G.

FROSTBURG — George G. Lafferty, 91, of Eckhart, died Saturday in Frostburg Community Hospital. He was a son of the late Jacob and Mary (Myers) Lafferty and was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Annie C. (Dudley) Lafferty. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he is survived only by some nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Clark officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 13, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

 


LAFFERTY, Mrs. Ida May Dudley

FROSTBURG, May 27— Last rites for Mrs. May Lafferty, 64, widow of John Lafferty, who died last Thursday, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the residence in Eckhart by Rev. Sidney Aldrich, pastor of Eckhart Baptist Church. The church choir sang "By Cool Streams Shady Rill," and Mrs. W. D. Reese, Frostburg, sang "Goodnight Beloved". Burial was in Eckhart Cemetery, with John Watson, Harold Dudley, William Filsinger, Earl O'Brien, Allen Stewart and Leo LaPorta. Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Elon Horchler and son, Frederick, of New Castle, Pa.; Henry Horchler and Mrs. Albert Floor, McKees Rock, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bulgrin, Akron.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 27, 1947
[This is Ida May Dudley, daughter of John and Christiana Horchler Dudley.]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009



LAFFERTY,  Jacob

Frostburg, Oct. 2 - Funeral services for Jacob Lafferty, 88, who died yesterday at 11:30 a.m., will be held from the home of his son, George Lafferty, Eckhart, with whom he resided for the past 12 years, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Rev. William B. Orndorf, pastor of the Eckhart Baptist Church, will be in charge. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Thompson, Frostburg, and one other son, Jacob, of Allegany Grove.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 2, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


LAFFERTY, Mrs. Jacob, nee Blubaugh

Eckhart - The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Lafferty was held yesterday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse S. Myers, here. Rev. R. J. Ragland of the Eckhart Baptist Church, conducted the services, and interment was in Eckhart cemetery. Mrs. Lafferty is survived by her husband, Jacob Lafferty, sons, Robert and Burman Starkey; daughters, Mrs. Annie Wampler, Mrs. David Wright, and Mrs. J. S. Myers; stepchildren, Mrs. Lucy Thompson, John Jacob and George Lafferty, 33 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; brothers John Charles, James and Jacob Blubaugh. The funeral was largely attended.      
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 8, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


LAFFERTY, Jacob Wesley

Jacob Wesley Lafferty, 81, Braddock Road, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been ill for some time. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of Jacob and Mary (Myers) Lafferty. His wife, Clara Belle (Fin- ley) Lafferty, died November 1955. Mr. Lafferty was a retired carpenter. Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Edward Naughton, city, and Mrs. Austin Judy, Wiley Ford; a son, Vernon Lafferty, at home; a brother, George Lafferty, Eckhart; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, Braddock Road and Route 40, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p. m. and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. B. F. Hartman and interment will be Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 5, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


LAFFERTY, Lester 
 
Lester Lafferty, 54, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. Lester was born in Cumberland, Md., to his parents Fred and Mona Lee Lafferty of Buffalo Mills. Lester moved to Jensen Beach several years ago coming from Pennsylvania. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren's ball games. Lester was also known as the "Gate Keeper" for the Jensen Beach Cowboys for many years. He loved riding his red scooter up and down Indian River Drive and walking his dog Simba. Prior to retirement Lester worked for Publix Supermarkets. Survivors include wife Rhonda (Shaffer) Lafferty of Jensen Beach, Fla.; son Michael (Michelle) Lafferty of Jensen Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren: Brandi, Michael, Wyatt and Mattalynn Lafferty; brother Freddie Lafferty, of Buffalo Mills; sister Faith Rose, of Buffalo Mills; and a special niece, Charity Lafferty. He is now an angel in Heaven along with his son Matthew Lafferty. At Lester's request, there will be no services. His wishes were to have a family and friend gathering in Pennsylvania. Donations may be made to Angel Flights of Florida and Life Link located in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach, Fla.
The Bedford Gazette, November 4, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 15, 2013




Name: Louis John Lafferty, 86, of Eckhart, MD
 
Parents: John E. and May (Dudley) Lafferty
 
DOB: June 10, 1920, in Eckhart, MD
 
DOD: Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, MD
 
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of World War II
 
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Roy Lafferty
 
Survived by: sisters: Lura Layman, Eckhart; and Helen Jeffries Cagle, Charlotte, NC
 
Burial: July 3, 2006, Eckhart Cemetery, Eckhart, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 24, 2014


LAFFERTY, Matthew Allen 
 
Matthew Allen Lafferty, 28, of Jensen Beach, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. He was born in Martin Memorial Hospital on Sept. 14, 1979, to his parents Lester and Rhonda Lafferty. He married his love, Rebecca, in April 2006. He was a loving husband and wonderful son. Matthew thought of everyone before he thought of himself. He is survived by his parents, Lester and Rhonda; brother, Mike (Michelle) Lafferty; grandparents: Jim and Norma Shaffer, Fred and Mona Lee Lafferty, of Buffalo Mills; niece, Brandi; nephew, Michael; and several aunts and uncles. Matthew was currently an employee of Martin County Utilities, where he worked for the past two years. He had worked for Shaffer Automotive for five years as well as Ford Dealership for two years as a mechanic. Matthew attended Martin County High School, graduating Class of 1998. He played football and baseball and wrestled. He coached Pop Warner Football, Jensen Beach Cowboys and coached baseball, Jensen Beach Little League. He loved fishing and hunting. He loved his dogs, Molly and Lily. Memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 with arrangements by Aycock Funeral Home, 950 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Fla. 34957.
The Bedford Gazette, December 28, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 15, 2013




LAFFERTY, Michael

Michael Lafferty, for many years the keeper of the "Black Horse Tavern" in the Narrows, died at the home of his brother on Wednesday (9 Sept) on N Centre Street in the 78th year of his life.  The funeral was at Sts. Peter & Paul with interment in the cemetery connected with the church.
The Cumberland Evening Times  Sept 11, 1891



LAFFERTY,  Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick Lafferty, 34, of Cresaptown, father of four children, took his own life shortly after noon yesterday when he drank two ounces of Lysol. Lafferty, employed in the filtration department, Celanese plant, was alone when he drank the poison, and was found slumped on the floor by his son, Earl, 12, about 12:30 p. m. The boy had come home from school to get a written excuse so he could go to the dentist. Earl, riding his bicycle, hurried to the home of his grandmother and then of his uncle, both about two miles away. His uncle, Joseph Winters, a Celanese foreman, tried to give the dying man milk as an antidote, but his mouth and throat were too badly burned for the milk to save him. Lafferty died enroute to the Allegany Hospital, where he arrived at 2 p. m. Dr. Linne H. Corson, deputy medical examiner, returned a verdict of suicide, blaming despondency following heavy drinking. Mrs. Edna Lafferty, 31, wife of the dead man, told State Trooper B. O. Mason that she last saw her husband when he came home drunk at 7 a.m. He had drawn his pay Thursday and Friday was his day off. Mrs. Lafferty was in Cumberland at the time of the tragedy. Mrs. Lafferty said her husband had threatened to kill himself many times while drunk. She said he was in good health, but had been drinking heavily for several years. Mr. Lafferty was born at Allegany Grove, the son of Jacob and Clara Finley Lafferty. Surviving, besides his wife and parents, are four children, Earl, Glenn, Donald and Roberta; a brother, Vernon, Allegany Grove; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward J. Naughton, Cumberland, and Miss Emma Jane Lafferty, Allegany Grove.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

LAFFERTY, William

SOMERSET, July 29 — Injuries sustained when he fell from his loaded hay wagon Wednesday afternoon caused the death Thursday evening of William Lafferty, 52, of Somerset, R. D. 6, in Somrset Community Hospital. He suffered a fracture of the sixth and seventh vertical vertebrae. Coroner V. E. Sass reported the death "an unavoidable farm accident." The farmer had been preparing to move into a new home he had recently built to replace the one destroyed by fire last September. Last Christmas night, a truck the man was operating struck and fatally injured an Acosta resident. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, one brother and one sister. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary (Harry) Shockey, at Somerset, R. D., with Rev. Dr. G. L. Roth of St. Paul's Reformed Church officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, July 29, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LAFFEY, Mrs. Alice Maher

Mrs. Alice Laffey, 55 years of age, wife of James Laffey, 139 Polk street. died Monday afternoon at the Allegany Hospital. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, Michael Maher, of Idaho. The body will be sent to Westernport tomorrow morning where services will be held in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - September 25, 1923 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 30, 2010



LAFFEY, Mrs. Bridget Keady/Kady

Mrs. Bridget Laffey, wife of the late James Laffey, died at her home on Hampshire street, here, yesterday afternoon. She was 75 years old. The following children survive. Mrs. C. B. Pharis, Clarksburg; Mrs. C. J. Melody, Keyser; Mrs. S. J. Burkhardt, Fairmont; Harry M. Laffey, Outwood, Ky.; Mrs. Frank Nealy, Mrs. Ernest Fearer, Mrs. Adah Welsh and James, Michael and Paul all of Piedmont. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning with requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Peters Catholic Church, Westernport. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, December 2, 1930 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010

 

LAFFEY, Miss Bridget

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. O'Connor and Misses Anna and Loretta Laffey have returned from Keyser, W. Va., where they attended the funeral for Miss Bridget Laffey, aunt of Mrs. O'Connor and the Misses Laffey Monday morning. A service was held at the home of the deceased's niece, Mrs. T. J. Melody of Keyser followed by a requiem high mass at the Church of the Assumption at Keyser. Burial was made at St Thomas cemetery at that place. Miss Laffey, who was 72 years old. died Saturday night at the Potomac Hospital, Keyser where she had been a patient for the past six months. Although failing in health for the past past year and a half, she was confined to her bed for only a week. She was born in Galway, Ireland, a daughter of the late James and Mary Laffey, and came to this country in infancy. She spent most of her life in Maryland and West Virginia, residing more recently in Baltimore. Miss Laffey was the last member of her family. She visited frequently at the Laffey house in the West Side, Connellsville.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - February 2, 1937 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010




LAFFEY, Miss Doonan
 
Miss Doonan Laffey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Laffey. of the West Side, Connellsville, died Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, October 21st, l921, at, her home in North Second street.  She had been ill for five years and had returned to Connellsville a year ago after a vain effort to gain health in the West. However throughout her protracted illness her remarkable cheerfulness led to much comment by her friends.  The deceased was born in Elk Garden, W. Va., but the family came to Connellsville while she was still a small girl and her life was practically all spent in Connellsville. She was a graduate of the Connellsville High School of the class of 1912.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception church and of the Young Ladles' Sodality.  In addition to her parents she is survived by four sisters. Margaret, Anna, Loretta and Clair, and by one brother, Francis, all at home.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 3 o'clock from the Immaculate Conception church of Connellsville. Requiem high mass will be celebrated, followed by Interment in the new St. Joseph's cemetery.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Monday, October 24, 1921 - pg 6, col 4-5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 15, 2013







LAFFEY, James, Sr.

Funeral services for James Laffey, Sr., aged 84 years, who died Saturday morning, were held Monday morning from St Peter's Catholic Church. Westernport, with solemn requiem high mass. Rev..A. Scarpati, pastor, was celebrant, Rev. Joseph Carvey, Baltimore, deacon and Rev. Dr. William E. Kelly. Hancock, Md., sub-deacon. Rev. P. J. Bradley, Lonaconing, Rev. Edward P. Adams, Washington, D. O., Rev. Rupert Kilgannon, Ridgeley, W. Va. and Rev. Father Moran of Keyser, were In the sanctuary. Father Scarpati delivered an eloquent sermon touching on the sterling Christian character of Mr. Laffey. Interment was in St, Peter's cemetery, Westernport. The pallbearers were G. W. Berisford, Robert Grant, Patrick Small, J. J. Healy, Miles Ahearn and Thomas Kenny. Among those who attended the funeral were: Mrs. B. A. Laffey, Baltimore, Md.; J. J. Laffey and daughters, Anna and Margaret Laffey, Michael O'Connor, Alice O'Connor, Katherine O'Connor, Connellsville, Pa.; Mr. and Mr John Locke and Miss Patricia Locke, Uniontown, Pa; Mrs F J Burkhard. John Locke, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. B. C. Pharis, Miss Lorraine Laffey, Mr, and Mrs. M. J. Foley, Mrs. Murray and son, Joseph, Clarksburg, W. Va.; P. A. Laffey. Henry Maybury. Parkersburg, W. Vs.; W. E. Maloney, Miss Ida Stockhman. P. J. Dunn, F. P. Graney, G. C. Reed,. M A. Faherty, G. F. Fretwell, Rowlesbrug, W. Va.: G. A. Garrttt and son, Robert, Deer Park, Md.; M. Wilson, I. Lamberto. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helbig, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Teeth, Oakland. Md.; Mose Tamburini and daughter. Mary Joe and sons. John and Terry, Bayard, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward J.. Ryan. Joseph Brady, Mary Noland, Anna Smith, Cella Spates, Frostburg, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. John Devlin, Richard Stakem, Miles Stakem, Midland, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Conroy, Mrs Hugh Devlin, Barton, Md; H R Laughlin, Division Superintendent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, J. G. Lester, Charles Bell, Mr. and Mrs, Michael Welsh, Mrs. Rridget Mullen. John McHugh, Catherine McHugh, Mrs. James Nee, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beckinan. Mrs. Mack Beckman, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Hukler, Mrs. Maggie Laffey and daughter, Winnie, Edward Rice, Cumberland, Md. Mr Laffey was one of the best respected citizens of the Tri-Towns. He was born May 24, 1346 at County Galway, Ireland, and was employed with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for fifty-one years, a number of years as track foreman. He was retired June 15, 1915. Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Mrs. B. C. Pharis, Clarksburg, W. Va., Mrs. T. J. Melody, Keyser, W. Va.; Mrs S. J. Burkhart, Fairmont, W Va; Mrs Frank Healy, Mrs Earnest Fearer, Mrs Ada Laffey, Welch; James P Laffey, M W Laffey, Paul A Laffey, all of Piedmont and Harry Laffey of Outwood, Ky.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 26, 1930 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 15, 2010


LAFFEY, John Joseph

Confined to his bed in his home, 112 North Second street, West Side, Connellsville, for the past month, John Joseph Laffey, aged 76 years, died at 5:10 o'clock Thursday morning, December 6, 1934. In February, 1932, Mr. Laffey was retired by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company after having been associated with that company the greater part of his life. At the time of his retirement he was foreman in the maintenance of way department having held that responsible position for 20 years. A native of Galway, Ireland, Mr. Laffey was born May 4, 1858. a son of the late James and Mary Laffey. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Michael C. O'Connor, of Connellsville; and Misses Anna and Loretta Lattey, both at home. A sister, Miss Bridget Laffey, of Baltimore, Md.; also survives. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 o'clock in the residence followed by requiem mass in Immaculate Conception church at 9 o'clock with Rer. Fr. Henry Gelbel as celebrant. Burial in new St. Joseph's cemetery.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, December 7, 1934 - pg 10, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010
 



 

LAFFEY, Mrs. Mary Ellen Doonan

Many Uniontown friends with regret of the death of Mrs. John Laffey, formerly Miss Mary Ellen Doonan, who died at the family residence on North Second street, Connellsville, Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock following a brief illness with pneumonia. She had been confined to her bed since last Friday. Mrs. l.affey, was born at Clarksburg and had lived most of her life at Dunbar. Mrs. Laffey was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and of the Connellsville Court nf the Catholic Daughters of America. She is survived besides her husband by a sister, Miss Anna Doonan of Dunbar, four daughters. Misses Margaret, Anna,, Loretta and Clare Laffey and a son, Francis. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from the house with requiem high mass at 9 o'clock in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St Joseph's cemetery.
Daily News Standard; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Thursday, February 9, 1922 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010



LAFFEY, Miss Loretta E.

Miss Loretta E. Laffey, of 375 S. Fairmont St., Pittsburgh, died Tuesday evening. She was born in Elk Garden, W. Va., a daughter of the late John J. and Mary Doonan Laffey. She was a retired nurse from Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, and a member of Sacred Heart Church, Pittsburgh. She is survived by several cousins. She was predeceased by one brother and six sisters.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., April 30, 1976 - pg 4, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010

LAFFEY, Miss Loretta E.

Friends of Miss Loretta K. Laffey of Pittsburgh who died Tuesday, April 27, 1978, will be received from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, when a prayer service will be held followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception R. C. Church. Interment In St. Joseph Cemetery. Immaculate Conception parish rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. today.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa Thursday, April 29, 1976 - pg 4, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010



LAFFEY, Michael E.

Michael E Laffey Dies: Former Employee of B & O
Michael E Laffey, 80 years old, died this morning of infirmities of are at the home of his brother, John J Laffey of 1_2 North Second St West Side. Mr Laffey was born in County Galway, Ireland and came to this country as a boy. He spent most of his youth at Frankville, Md later locating to Cumberland. He married Miss Alice Maher of Piedmont, W. Va. who died about five years ago. There were no children. For the past year and a half he had made his home with his brother of the West Side. For six months, Mr Laffey has been confined to his bed. His death was not unexpected as he had been failing for the past few months. He was employed until about three years ago with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. (unreadable - something about Tunnelton, W Va) The body will be sent over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad by Funeral Directors of the Durst at 8 ? Wednesday morning to Piedmont, W Va to the home of his brother, James. Requiem high mass will be held Thursday morning at St Peter's Catholic church at Westernport, Md. Interment will be in made in the cemetery at Westernport. (Print was very difficult to read)
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa Tuesday, January 24, 1928 - pg 1, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 22, 2010


LAFOLLETTE, Strite

Romney W Va, Feb 16 -Strite Lafollette, 60 years old, mail carrier between Nero and Rock Enon, this county, is dead from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010


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