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OATS, William

HARDY COUNTY NEWS - Wm Oats died at his home in the Bean Settlement this week. Mr. Oats had been sick for some time.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010


OATES, Etta Lupton

Mrs. Etta Oates, wife of Edgar Oates, of Dillions Run, Hampshire county, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, in a Baltimore hospital, where she had been taken recently for medical treatment. She was formerly Miss Etta Lupton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lupton, of Dillions Run.
Keyser Tribune, November 21, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 30, 2010


OATES, Mrs. Mary J.

Dr. T. K. Oates, superintendent of the City Hospital, Martinsburg, W. VA., was called to Capon Bridge, W. VA., Monday by the death of his mother, the late Mrs. Mary J. Oates, one of the best known ladies of that section of Hampshire and Frederick counties. Mrs. Oates, who had reached the ripe old age of eighty years, died Sunday and the end came as quite a shock to her son. She had been up and walking around in her usual good health Saturday. Mrs. Oates was the widow of Samuel Oates, who died some years ago. She was the mother of nine children, Messrs. John, Aljourn, Edward, Lyeurges, Nimrod of Capon Bridge; George of Kansas; I. C. of Harrisonburg, Va; Mrs. Bettie Larrick, of High View, W. VA. and Dr. T. K. Oates of Martinsburg. Dr. Oates attended the clinic here last week.
The funeral took place from the house at 11 o'clock yesterday morning.
Cumb Times of 22nd.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010


 O'BAKER, Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Shaffer

Wellersburg, Pa., Dec. 2 — Services for Mrs. Ada Elizabeth O'Baker, 69, widow of George Franklin O'Baker, who died at her home here Saturday night, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., at the Reformed church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She was born August 30, 1877, a daughter of William and Catherine (Petenbrink) Shaffer and spent all her life in Wellersburg. Surviving are the following children: Gilbert, Charles, Edwin and Earnest Shaffer, all of Wellersburg; Clyde, of Cumberland; Mrs. Ambrose Morris and Mrs. William Clark of Wellersburg; Mrs. Dolan Lewis, of Cumberland; Mrs. Elmer Feurlow, Mt. Savage; Mrs. George Long, of Frostburg; 26 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Levi Petenbrink of Leechburg, Pa. The Cumberland Evening Times, December 2, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


O'BAKER, Alfred C.
 
Alfred C O'Baker, 74, of RD 1, Locust Grove was dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in LaVale, he was the son of Frank L and *Mary Ellen (Martin) O'Baker. He was a retired B & O Railroad employe. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy Mary (Dunn) O'Baker; five daughters: Miss Sharon T O'Baker, city; Mrs Rosemary Krah, Pittsburgh; Mrs James N Irons, Mexico Farms; Mrs Richard Heather, Cleveland, O; seven sons: John S O'Baker, Frederick; William L O'Baker, Erie, Pa; David A O'Baker, Cresaptown; Francis S O'Baker at home; George T O'Baker, Mexico Farms; Russell C O'Baker, city and Allen D O'Baker, Orlando, Fla; two sisters, Mrs Esther Shannon, city and Mrs Viola E Harper, Johnstown, Pa; several half-sisters; 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, May 2, 1975 - pg 11, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 12 January 2013 

Note: I am one of Alfred C. O'Baker's granddaughters and caught a couple mistakes in his obituary--which was taken from the Times-News
My mother was his oldest child and for some reason she was not included in the copy of the obituary. Her name was Phoebe O. Miller at the time of my grandfather's death. 
Also, after much research, I was able to ascertain that his mother's name was not Mary Ellen but *Sarah Ellen. His mother died giving birth to him and his father remarried to a Mary Louise (O'Neil) sometime after 1901 but before 1910 (according to census records). 
I mentioned this error in names to my last living uncle, Allen Dale O'Baker, and he said, "I had forgotten that." Evidently the family didn't talk about Grandpap's parents much. By the 1910 census, he was living with his grandparents as a "boarder."
Hope this is of assistance to some others researching the O'Bakers. I do have other information on the O'Baker family if anyone is interested.
(Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor)
Posted March 7, 2013


OBAKER, Mrs. Annie Troll

Funeral of Mrs. Obaker
Mount Savage, Md - Aug 17 - The funeral of Mrs Annie Obaker, wife of the late William Obaker, was held Friday morning from St Patrick's Catholic Church at high requiem mass by Rev John W Dowling, who gave a beautiful sermon on the life of Mrs Obaker. Interment was in St Peter and Paul Cemetery, Cumberland. Mrs Obaker leaves three daughters: Mrs Katie Root(?), Baltimore; Mrs Timothy Kenney, Mt Savage and Miss Ella Obaker, Mt Savage and two sons: Joseph Obaker, Mt Savage and George Obaker of Wellersburg, Pa; also one brother, Joseph Troll, Pittsburgh, Pa; one sister, Mrs Mary Decker, Cumberland and 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Among those who attended the funeral were: Mr and Mrs Joseph Troll and Mrs Simons, Pittsburgh; Mrs Mary Decker and daughter, Hilda and Mrs Michael Fahr, Cumberland; Mr and Mrs George Forbeck, Mrs George Huskey, Mrs Annie Palmer, Joseph and Charles Hauser, Mrs Raymond Zeilner, Mrs Bertha Hyman, Mr and Mrs Frank Beck, son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Joseph Schoenadel, Miss Sophia Soethe, all of Cumberland; Joseph Gregory, Washington, D.C.; Misses Margaret and Mary Kenney. Pallbearers were: James Stephens, Anthony Monaghan, Nicholas Dickle, Thomas Naughton, James Thompson and James Kenney of Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 17, 1922 - pg 3, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 19, 2013


O'BAKER, Mrs. Bessie Knapp

Mrs. Bessie O'Baker, 72, of 11 Water Street, died Monday in Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Knapp. Her husband, Leo O'Baker, preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Logsdon, Hyndman; Mrs. Doris Hull, Hagerstown, and Mrs. June Sullivan, Baltimore; three brothers, Charles Knapp, Madison, Ohio; Roy Knapp and Harry Knapp, both of White Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev. David A. Highfield. Interment will be in the Mt. Herman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 3, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

 

O'BAKER, Britton

The funeral of Britton O'Baker, 17 years of age, Wellersburg, Pa., who died Tuesday night, at Western Maryland Hospital, will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Wellersburg with interment at that place.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 9, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2010


O'BAKER, Edwin Samuel

Hyndman - Edwin Samuel O'Baker, 50 , Wellersburg, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Wellersburg January 19, 1912, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Shaffer) O'Baker. An employee of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, he was a member of Local 26, United Tire and Rubber Workers, Cumberland Eagles Aerie 245, and the United Church of Christ, Wellersburg. Surviving are his widow Beulah (Brooks) O'Baker; one daughter, Bonnie O'Baker, at home; four brothers, Gilbert and Ernest O'Baker, Wellersburg; Charles O'Baker, Geneva, Ohio; Clyde O'Baker, Oldtown Road; five sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Morris, Mrs. Elmer Furlow, and Mrs. Lillian Clark, all of Mt. Savage; Mrs. Dolan Lewis, Cumberland, and Mrs. George Long, Geneva, Ohio. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home. A service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Wellersburg United Church of Christ by Rev. John B. Zinn. Interment will be in Cooks Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009




O'BAKER, Eugene
 
Eugene O'Baker, 71, formerly of LaVale, died yesterday afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, Pa. Born March 25, 1897, he was a son of the late Frank L and Sarah E (Martin) O'Baker. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Eva O'Baker; two sisters; Mrs Viola Hay and Mrs Esther M Shannon and two brothers, Lawrence and Alfred O'Baker, all of Cumberland. Mr O'Baker moved to Boswell, Pa about 30 years ago. The body is at the Don Hays Funeral Home in Boswell.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, October 18, 1968 - pg 10, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 12 January 2013 


O'BAKER, Frank L.
 
Frank L. O'Baker, a well-known resident, died late Monday night at his home on Susquehanna Street. He was 73 years old. Son of Henry and Elizabeth O'Baker, the deceased was born in Cumberland, Md. March 13, 1866 and resided in Boswell for the past 25 years. His wife, Sarah Ellen Martin died in Cumberland in 1901. Surviving are 11 children, five step-children, 40 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. The children are Howard and Eugene, Boswell; Clara, wife of Mayes Ward, Marietta, Ga; Viola, wife of Walter Hay, Hollsopple; Howard and Lawrence O'Baker, Margaret, wife of John Fulton and Esther, wife of John Shannon, all of Cumberland and Ada, wife of Dan Edmondson, Friedens; Rhea, wife of Ernest Brandt, Que Creek and Charles O'Baker, Somerset. Mr O'Baker was preceded in death by a son, Frank at Boswell and a daughter, Nora, wife of Albert Sheridan of Boswell. Step-children surviving are: William Ibinson, Boswell; Edward Ibinson, Hollsopple; James Ibinson, Pittsburgh; Thomas Ibinson, Boswell and Jack Ibinson, whose whereabouts are unknown. Mr O'Baker was a brother of Henry and Fred O'Baker, Mrs Rose Schoenadel and Mrs Mary Boch, all of Cumberland. Funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Boswell, in charge of Rev John P Manning, rector. Burial was at Mt Carmel Cemetery, Jenner's Crossroads.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Boswell, PA March 31, 1939 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 26, 2013



O'BAKER, Frederick
 
Frederick O'Baker, 79, of Little Orleans, died Wednesday in Memorial where he had been admitted the day before.  Born in Cash Valley, he was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Miller) O'Baker.  Mr Baker was a retired caretaker of the Cardinal Club.  He held membership in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs Bessie (Thompson) O'Baker; a foster daughter, Mrs Victor Merkel, this city, and two sisters, Mrs Mary Bock, LaVale and Mrs Rose Schoendal, Narrows Park.  The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m.  A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. and interment in the parish cemetery.  Pallbearers will be George and William Schoendal, Raymond and George Fulton, Arthur Williamson and Victor Merkel.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 2, 1959 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 22, 2013



O'BAKER, George F.

George F. O'Baker, 62, died last night at his home in Wellersburg, Pa. Besides his wife, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth O'Baker, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Eline, Mrs. George Long, Mrs. Elmer Furlow, Mrs. Ambrose Morris, Mrs. Dolan Lewis, Miss Lillian O'Baker, and Gilbert, Charles, Edwin, Clyde and Ernest O'Baker. Funeral services will be held at the Wellersburg Reformed Church with burial in the church cemetery, Thursday at 2 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 29, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2010


O'BAKER, George Gilbert
 
HYNDMAN — George Gilbert O'Baker, 82, died yesterday at Sykesville. A native of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late George F. and Ada (Shaffer) O'Baker and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frostburg. He was a member of the Improved Order of the Redman in Cumberland and was a retired employe of the Celanese Corporation. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Irma (Shaffer) O'Baker; five sons, Leroy O'Baker, Wheeling, Illinois; Charles E., Jerry, Fred and Richard O'Baker, all of Mt. Savage; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Shaffer, Charleroi, Pa.; three brothers, Charles O'Baker, Geneva, Ohio; Clyde O'Baker, Cumberland; Ernest O'Baker, Hyndman; four sisters, Mrs. William Clark and Mrs. Elmer Furlow, both of Mt. Savage; Mrs. George Long, Frostburg, and Mrs. Dolan Lewis, Cumberland; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 29, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


OBAKER, Henry Sr.

Henry Obaker, Sr, 85 years of age, well known retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Fred Boch, LaVale, Monday afternoon,
following an illness of several weeks superseded by a fall on the ice in the yard of the home. Mr Obaker was born on the farm of his parents, Mrs and Mrs Ferdinand Obaker, Baltimore Turnpike, several miles west of this city. When a young man, he assisted his parents in conducting the Old Tavern Inn at Barrelville when the stage coach travel day was at its height. In later years, he farmed near Barrelville, Cresaptown and on the Gramlich estate, Cash Valley, remaining 40 years at the latter place. He retired from active duty about ten years ago and has since been making his home with his daughter. Mr Obaker had the distinction of voting for Abraham Lincoln upon reaching his seniority. About 65 years ago he married Elizabeth Stegemiller of Corriganville, who died about two years ago. Mr Obaker is survived by five children: Mrs Frank Boch LaVale; Mrs J J Schoenadel, who conducts a store at Narrows Park; Henry Obaker, South Mechanic Street; Frank Obaker, Boswell, Pa and Ferdinand Obaker, the Narrows. The entire family was at the bedside when the end came. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs John Sheridan, granddaughter of Mrs Obaker and Mr Sheridan of Boswell, Pa are here to attend the services.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 1923 - pg 7, col 3

(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted January 19, 2013



O'BAKER, Henry
 
Henry W O'Baker, 77, Narrows Park died yesterday at Allegany Hospital where he was admitted July 2. He was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth O'Baker and was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The body will remain at Lempercur funeral home. Surviving are three sons: William and Charles O'Baker of Pittsburgh and Christopher of Barrellsville; a brother, Frederick O'Baker, Cumberland and two sisters, Mrs Joseph J Schoenadel, Narrows Park and Mrs Frank Bach, LaVale.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, July 10, 1939 - pg 9, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 19, 2013
 
 
O'BAKER, Henry W 

Funeral services for Henry W O'Baker who died Sunday at Allegany Hospital were held this morning at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with mass of requiem celebrated by the pastor, Rev Father Boniface, O.M.Cap. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, July 11, 1939 - pg 9, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 19, 2013


 
OBAKER, John A.

TWO RUN DOWN AND KILLED ~ John A Obaker and Isaac Baxter Caught in Death Trap ~ Returning from work
They Were Engaged in Peeling Bark Had Finished Their Days Work and Had Sat Down to Enjoy a Breathing Spell.
Saturday evening last, John A Obaker, aged 41 and Isaac Baxter, 65, were both killed about one mile East of the state line by Baltimore and Ohio Express Train 16. Obaker had a contract to peel bark for John Lawson and Baxter worked for O'Baker and boarded at his home near Narrows Park about two miles from Cumberland. The men had finished work and were sitting on the track. O'Baker was little mutilated, but Baxter was ground to pieces. He was identified by the lower portion of his face. Mr O'Baker was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, this city. He is survived by his wife and four children. He was a son of Henry O'Baker and his aged parents live in Cash Valley. Mr Baxter was a bachelor. Years ago he was a well known resident of Hancock, Md where his brother, Jack, also resided. Mr Baxter was an uncle of James Bryan of Baltimore. The remains of Baxter are being held at the morgue pending news from relatives who have been notified. Both bodies were taken in charge by Undertaker Butler. Mr O'Baker is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry W; Frank L and Fred O'Baker and Mrs Joseph Shoen?elle and Mrs Frank Boch. The funeral of Mr O'Baker will take place from SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in the cemetery of that church. Coroner George H Manz held an inquest over the bodies of the unfortunate men yesterday morning at Butler's Undertaking establishment and after hearing the testimony of a number of witnesses, the jury returned a verdict of 'unavoidable accident', the evidence showing the company though its employes did all in their power to prevent the accident.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, May 27, 1907 - pg 8, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 19, 2013


O'BAKER, Joseph William

Joseph William O'Baker, 64, 22 Valley street, formerly employed at the Mt. Savage shops of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad, died last night at Allegany Hospital where he was admitted yesterday morning. He was a son of the late William and Anna O'Baker and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kenny and Miss Ella O'Baker. He was a member of the Y. M. I. and the Holy Name Society at Mt. Savage. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 14, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


O'BAKER, Leo Joseph

Cumberland, Md. - Leo Joseph O'Baker, 70, of 402 Waverly Terrace, died at Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health several years. He was born in Wellersburg, Pa., a son of the late John and Nancy O'Baker. His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Knapp O'Baker, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Logsdon, Hyndman, Mrs. Charles Hull, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Charles Sullivan, Baltimore; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Keifer, Somerset, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 25, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


O'BAKER, Mrs. Nina Alta Lowery

Wellersburg, Pa. - Mrs. Nina Alta O'Baker, 53, died at her home here last night. A daughter of the late Emmanuel and Sarah (Witt) Lowery, she was born January 9, 1898 in Ellerslie, Md. Surviving, besides her husband, George Gilbert O'Baker, are five sons, Gilbert Leroy O'Baker, Dundalk, Md.; Charles Edward O'Baker, Wellersburg; Jerry Leo, Fred Emmanuel and Franklin Richard O'Baker, all at home; a daughter, Shirley Elizabeth O'Baker, also at home; three brothers, Frank Lowery, Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Henry and Walter Lowery, both of Ellerslie; five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Lowery, Mrs. David DeVore, Mrs Pearl Shroyer and Mrs. Lester Conner, all of Ellerslie; and Mrs. Russell Kennell, Fort Wayne, Ind., and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Reformed Church in Wellersburg. Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in the Reformed Church with Rev. Frederick D. Oberkircher, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends will be received at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 30, 2009


O'BRIEN, Mrs. Bridget

"Mt. Savage: Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, wife of the late Patrick O'Brien, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Hammer, this place, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, the cause of death being old age. Mrs. O'Brien was a native of Ireland, having been born in the city of Dublin, where she lived until she was 24 years of age. Then she came to this country and lived in Barton for over 50 years. The rest of her life she spent with her children. She is survived by the following children, all of which are married: Mrs. William Hammer, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Patrick Mullen and Mrs. Patrick Commer, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mr. Michael O'Brien, of Midland. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 9 Sep 1908:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Bridget Graney

 "Tri-Towns-Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, 77 years old, widow of John O'Brien, died suddenly this morning at her home on Fairview Street. Mrs. O'Brien was up and about yesterday apparently in good health and her sudden death was a surprise to members of her family. She is survived by four sons: Thomas, John and William O'Brien, of Piedmont, and P. J. O'Brien, of Luke."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 11 Apr 1926
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, Bridget

"The body of Miss Bridget O'Brien, who died in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, yesterday, was brought to Cumberland today and taken to the home of her brother, M. F. O'Brien, 58 Park Street. Miss O'Brien was a native of Piedmont, W. Va., but had lived in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years. She is survived by two brothers, Jack O'Brien, of Roanoke, Va., and M. F. O'Brien of Cumberland, one sister, Mrs. Dominick Seybold, also of Cumberland. The funeral will take place a 9 o'clock Monday with services in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery."
Note: she was the daughter of John O’Brien and Margaret Flannigan.
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 17 Sep 1921
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, Mrs. Catherine

"Lonaconing- Mrs. Catherine O'Brien, died suddenly at her home in Oakmont Sunday {26 Dec 1909}, aged 75. She came from Scotland to Piedmont in 1882. Her husband was killed on the B & O Railroad near Oakland in 1885. Three sons survive: Edward and James at Oakmont and Peter in Washington, D.C. The latter served as a soldier in the Philippines and is now in government service. It was Mrs. O'Brien's home that the men McGraw, Duggan and Lahew were burned to death last Friday night and no doubt this catastrophe was indirectly the cause of Mrs. O'Brien's sudden death. Funeral took place from St. Peter's Church, Westernport this morning at 10 o'clock, with interment in the church cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 28 Dec 1909
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Christopher 
 
Christopher O'Brien, 30(sic), son of the late Michael and Mary O'Brien, died last night at his home, 600 N Centre St.  Besides his wife, Mrs Dora O'Brien, he is survived by a daughter, Virginia; five brothers, Patrick, Edward, Frank and William and Leo O'Brien; one sister, Mrs Jerry Krebbel.  He is a member of Cumberland Aerie No 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, February 17, 1933
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 7, 2013


O'BRIEN, Christopher 

Funeral Of Christopher O'Brien
Funeral services for Christopher O'Brien, 39 years old, who died Thursday night at his home, 600 North Centre street, will be held at 8 a.m Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, February 18, 1933 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 7, 2013 


O'BRIEN, Hattie Baughman

Hattie Baughman O'Brien, 87, of Rockwood RD 2, died March 11, 1972, at Somerset Community Hospital. Born on April 23, 1884, in Grantsville, Md., a daughter of John and Sarah (Livengood) Baughman. Survived by four sons: Earl of Akron, Ohio; Elwood of Somerset RD 1; Ernest of Rockwood RD 2; Dalton of Rockwood RD 3; three daughters: Mrs. Ada Briskey of Rockwood RD 3; Mrs. Mae Nicholson of Markleton RD; and Miss Gladys O'Brien of Rockwood RD 2. Also, 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three children and her husband, Edward, who died in 1964. Member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Rockwood.
Somerset Bulletin March 16, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 O'BRIEN, John

"Killed Tuesday evening {20 May 1873} a boy named John O'Brien, aged 15 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, of Barton, was run over by the cars of the train road of Potomac Mine, one leg was cut off and he sustained other injuries causing his death shortly after..."
"The Mountain City Times", 24 May 1873
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


 O'BRIEN, John

"In the Potomac Mines at Barton Tuesday, John O'Brien was crushed to death by a fall of breast coal. He was a man of family and about 46 years old."
"Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, Maryland, Oct 1879
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

 O'BRIEN, John

"John O'Brien, a miner employed in the Potomac mine at Barton, was killed last Tuesday by a fall of breast coal. He was about 45 years old and leaves a wife and several children."
"The Keyser Tribune" Keyser, West Virginia, 25 Oct 1879
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

 

O'BRIEN, John

"John O'Brien, aged 89 years, for many years a bookkeeper for the B & O, but who had been retired for the last 16 years, died last night at the home of a son-in-law, Dominick Sebold, 283 Columbia Avenue. He leaves four children: Mrs. Dominick Sebold; Miss Bridget O'Brien, Connellsville, Pa.; John O'Brien, Roanoke, Va.; and Martin O'Brien, Newark, Ohio. The deceased was a member of St. Patrick's Church where the funeral will take place."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 3 May 1916
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, John

"Mr. John O'Brien, a retired B & O conductor and an aged and highly respected citizen, died at his home on Fairview Street on Sunday, 22 May, aged 71 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bridget O'Brien and the following children: Messrs. Thomas, William, John and Patrick; and one daughter, Miss Mary, all at home. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Peter's Church and was very largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Father T. E. Gallagher, pastor of the church. The pallbearers were: Thomas Boyle, Pat Tierney, James F. Carey, Charles Welch and E. J. Fallon. The flowerbearers were Messrs. Pat White and John Ryan. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery at Westernport. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Charles Welch, William Malone and Matt Niland, of Cumberland; Mr. and Mrs. James Burns and Messrs. Pat and John Kenny of Grafton, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, Mrs. Russell and daughter, John Carr, Jake Criser, Sam Knight and Arthur Wheeler of Keyser."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 25 May 1910
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, John

"Mt. Savage: John O'Brien, aged 72 years, died Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Francis McDermott, following an illness of several months. Mr. O'Brien was born at Patterson Creek, W. Va. For the past 18 years he had made his home with his sister who is the only surviving relative. The funeral took place from St. Peter's Church this morning with a high mass of requiem by Rev. John W. Dowling, pastor. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, Westernport, Maryland."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 6 Nov 1922
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, John J.

"Tri-Towns: John J. O'Brien, 65, foreman at the Luke plant of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, died this morning at his home, 72 West Hampshire Street, Piedmont., He had been bedfast for a week. A native and life resident of Piedmont, Mr. O'Brien was a son of the late John and Bridget (Graney) O'Brien. He had been employed at the Luke plant for 51 years and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Agnes (Curran) O'Brien; five children, Brother Firmilian John, Ammendale and Albert, Thomas, Louise and Margaret O'Brien, all at home; and three brothers, P.J. O'Brien, Luke; William O'Brien, Grafton, W. Va.; and Thomas O'Brien, Piedmont. The body will be at the residence tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday {1 Jul 1947} at 9 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Westernport. Interment will be in the church cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland,  28 Jun 1947
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010



O'BRIEN, John P.

"John P. O'Brien, a retired B & O conductor, died at his home in Piedmont, W. Va., on Sunday night, aged 71 years. He was retired about ten years ago and put on the pension list. The deceased was one of the few remaining pioneer railroaders who ran on the B & O when that line was extended from Cumberland to Wheeling. He was a careful and faithful employee and had a fund of stories dealing with railroading in the olden time. He is survived be several sons, among whom is Conductor Thomas O'Brien of the Third Division. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Westernport and widely known between Cumberland and Grafton."
Note: he was the husband of Bridget Graney
"Cumberland Alleganian" Cumberland, Maryland, 26 May 1910
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, Leo 
 
Midland, Jul 3 - Services with requiem mass for Leo O'Brien, formerly of Midland, son of the late Michael and Mary Ann (Comer) O'Brien, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St Joseph's Catholic church with Fr John J Reily officiating.  Mr. O'Brien died Friday, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sherwood Krebble, Chicago.  Interment will be in St Mary's cemetery.  Surviving besides Mrs Krebble are two brothers, Edward O'Brien of Turtle Creek, Pa and Frank of Midland.  The body will be brought to the home of his sister-in-law Mrs Catherine O'Brien, Midland, Monday.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, July 4, 1948 - pg 16, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 7, 2013


O'BRIEN, Miss Mary

"Piedmont, W. Va., Jan 7-Miss Mary O'Brien died on Sunday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, after being confined to her bed at home for only ten days with typhoid fever. Miss O'Brien was 24 years of age. She was noted for her most excellent qualities."
Note: this is the daughter of John Joseph O'Brien and Bridget Graney.
"The Keyser Tribune" Keyser, West Virginia, 10 Jan 1913
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


O'BRIEN, Mrs. Mary Sarsfield

"Piedmont-Mrs. Mary S. O'Brien, 222 West Fairview Street, died last night in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she was admitted Saturday. The widow of Thomas O'Brien, she was born in Oakland, a daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Welsh) Sarsfield and the last surviving member of that family. A number of nephews and nieces are the only survivors. The body is at the residence where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport by Rev. Gerard Kenney, a cousin. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 16 May 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Patrick

"The Review says that Patrick O'Brien, supposed to have been the oldest resident of Barton, died at his home Wednesday {7 Feb 1883}. Mr. O'Brien enlisted in the Third Maryland Regiment Potomac Home Brigade, and served as a private in Company A. He was, with his comrades, surrendered by General Miles to Confederate General Hill at Harper's Ferry, and afterward paroled. While at Parole Camp at Annapolis, he had a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered, and was never able to afterwards do manual labor. He was receiving a pension from the government. Deceased was between 85-90 years of age and leaves an aged widow and a large family of children."
"Cumberland Civilian" Cumberland, Maryland, 11 Feb 1883
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Patrick Francis

"Midland- Patrick Francis O'Brien, 60, manager of Firemen's Hall and charter member of the Midland Volunteer Fire Company, died early this morning at his home, Paradise Street, after a brief illness. Born Feb. 13, 1866 in Midland, Mr. O'Brien was a son of the late Michael and Mary Ann (Comer) O'Brien. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society..."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 2 Feb 1946
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Patrick J.
 
Patrick J O'Brien Rites
Frostburg, Dec 6 - Funeral services for Patrick O'Brien, 69, Eckhart, found dead in his bed by his wife, Mrs Laura O'Brien, were held Friday morning from St Michael's Catholic Church. The Rev Dominic A Bonomo, celebrant of the requiem mass preached the sermon. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were: Charles Porter, James Lilly, John Kinsterman, Francis Cunningham, Annan Price and Arthur Woun.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 6, 1943 - pg 10, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 16, 2012


O'BRIEN, Patrick Joseph

"Patrick Joseph O'Brien, 73, retired superintendent of the coating department of the Luke Mill of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co., died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. Mr. O'Brien, who resided on Luke Hill at Luke was a life-long resident of that area. He was born at Piedmont, a son of the late John and Bridget (Graney) O'Brien. He retired from the Luke Mill in 1943 after completing 44 years of service. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport; Piedmont Council 685 Knights of Columbus; Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge at Frostburg and was a member of that organization for half a century. Surviving in addition to his widow, Mrs. Sara (MacMillan) O'Brien, are three daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Sullivan, Hagerstown; Mrs. Kitty Atkinson, Westernport, and Mrs. Sara Ann Cook, Arlington, Va.; three sons, John T., Martinsburg, W. Va.; Patrick J., Jr., Hyattsville and William T. O'Brien, at home; and a brother, William T. O'Brien, Grafton, W. Va.,; and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 3 Jul 1957
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


Name: Ray "Brother" Junior O'Brien, 69
 
Parents: Robert E. and Ella Mae (Valentine) O'Brien
 
DOB: October 21, 1935, in Wiley Ford, WV
 
DOD: Saturday, October 15, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Barbara O’Brien
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: wife; children, Michael, Carl, Ray, Robert, and Rayette; brothers, Clarence and Lloyd; four sisters, Arlene Snyder, Madeline Fisher, Pearl Kimble, and Dorothy Stover

Burial: October 17, 2004, Abe Cemetery
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 9, 2014

O'BRIEN, Thomas F.

"Piedmont-Thomas F. "Sarge" O'Brien, 79, died yesterday at his home at 222 West Fairview Street following an illness of a year. Born at Keyser, he was a son of the late John and Bridget (Graney) O'Brien. A former freight conductor for the B & O Railroad, Mr. O'Brien had retired about three years ago after more than 50 years employment with the company. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport and Mt. Division Lodge 267 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary (Sarsfield) O'Brien, and two brothers, P.J. O'Brien, Luke and William O'Brien, Grafton. The body will be at the residence. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Westernport. Burial will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 22 Feb 1956
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


O'BRIEN, Thomas J
 
Thomas J O'Brien, aged 54, died Thursday morning at his home, 220 S Potomac St; Hagerstown of heart trouble. He was a member of the Church of God and is survived by his widow, Mrs Ada Welty O'Brien. The family moved to Hagerstown from Cumberland about six years ago. The funeral will be Sunday with services at the house at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev F S Snavley. Interment at Boonsboro.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, April 9, 1927 - pg 7, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 16, 2012


O'BRIEN, William

"Midland-William O'Brien, 40, formerly of Midland, died yesterday morning at the home of his brother, Edward O'Brien, in Turtle Creek, Pa., with whom he was living. He was a brother of Frank O'Brien of Midland and Mary O'Brien, of Chicago..."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 4 Feb 1937
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

O'BRIEN, William L.

 "Grafton, W. Va..: William L. O"Brien, 80, of 108 West Wilford Street, a native of Piedmont, died last night in City Hospital where he had been in critical condition since Wednesday. He retired 16 years ago after having worked as an engineer for the B & O Railroad for 49 years. He was born August 11, 1879 in Piedmont, W.Va., the son of the late John and Bridget (Graney) O'Brien. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kate (Gerkin) O'Brien and several nieces and nephews. Mr. O'Brien was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, the parish Holy Name Society and The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The body is at the Bartlett Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited by the Holy Name Society tomorrow at 8 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 p.m.(sic) in St. Augustine's Church by Rev. M. J. Hannon and interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery here."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 26 Dec 1959
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

 

O'BRIEN, Mrs. Winifred
 
FROSTBURG NEWS
Mrs Winifred O'Brien died at her home on Saturday at Barton. The deceased was well known and highly respected and had been a sufferer from cancer for many years. The funeral took place yesterday from the church at that place. Interment being made in the cemetery there. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs O'Brien was about sixty years old at the time of her death and was a devoted and consistent member of the Catholic church during her life and her many charitable acts will be greatly missed by those who benefited by them. The deceased is survived by a large family of grown children. Mr Patrick O'Brien of this city is one of the surviving sons of the deceased.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 15, 1907 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 16, 2012


O'CONNELL, Thomas
 
Thomas O'Connell Dead.
Don Martin and his sister, Alice Martin, of Pekin, left yesterday for Jeannette, Pa., where they were called by the rather sudden death of their brother-in-law, Thomas O'Connell, a former resident of this section.  The funeral will be held at Jeannette today or tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, February 24, 1928 - pg 14, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 28, 2013




 

O'CONNOR, John

"Mr. John O'Connor, who was hurt on the C & P Railroad on Wednesday morning died yesterday. He leaves a wife and family of small children without any support. The untimely death of Mr. O'Connor has case a gloom over the entire community, and great sympathy is expressed in every quarter for the wife and family. The funeral notice will be announced later."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 28 Apr 1905
NOTE: John O’Connor died in Lonaconing and is buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lonaconing. He was the husband of Josephine Nolan.
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 12, 2009

O'CONNOR, John

The funeral of Mr. John Connors(sic) took place today at 10 a m . Rev. T J Staunton officiated.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, April 29, 1905 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 30, 2010





O'CONNOR, Miss Loretta
 
Miss Loretta O'Connor, 95, formerly of Mt. Savage, died this morning. She had resided with her niece, Mrs. Paul H. Garlitz, Rawlings Heights.  Born in Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Jane (Stephens) O'Connor.  Miss O'Connor was a retired clerk from the Stephens Grocery Store in Mt. Savage. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mt. Savage and the Sodality, of which she was the last charter member.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, June 19, 1972 - pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey) 
Posted June 29, 2013

 
O'CONNOR, Miss Loretta
 
Mass of the Resurrection for Miss Loretta O'Connor, 95, formerly of Mt. Savage, who died yesterday, will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a. m. in St Patrick's Catholic. Church, Mt. Savage. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Edward Monahan, Donald Rice, James B, Williams, James Hotchkiss, Philip D'Amico and George Schaffer.  A Christian wake service be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 20, 1972 - pg 17, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 29, 2013



O'CONNOR, Patrick

Mt. Savage. Md., March 16
Patrick O'Connor, aged 87, died this morning at 3:30, following an illness of one week, from pneumonia.  Mr. O'Connor was one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of Allegany County and possessed a large number of friends. Throughout his entire life he made it a practice of attending every funeral in the vicinity where he lived, irrespective of the inconvenience he often underwent.  Mr O'Connor was a devout member of St Patrick's Catholic Church at (unreadable) attended daily mass.   He was also a member of the Holy Name Society.  His wife, Jane O'Connor, died 16 months ago.  The funeral will take place with a high mass of requiem at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning from St Patrick's Catholic church.  Interment will be in St Patrick's cemetery.  Mr. O'Connor is survived by two sons. Thomas O'Connor, of Baltimore, Md., and Dr. Edward O'Connor, Portage, Pa; four daughters, Mrs John Noonan, Mt Savage, Misses, Mary, Loretta, and Jennie O'Connor, at home.  Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 16, 1925 - pg 14, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 29, 2013


 

O'CONNOR, Mrs. Rose M. Saylor, nee Porter

Meyersdale - Mrs. Rose M. O'Connor, 77, died Saturday at her home here. She was born in Somerset County, Feb. 22, 1860. A daughter of Samuel and Mary (McKenzie) Porter, she leaves her husband, Hugh, and two children, Mrs. Frank Shanholtz and Mrs. John Patton, both of Meyersdale. She was twice married, her first husband, John C. Saylor, preceding her in death.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, June 2, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010

O'CONNOR, Mrs. Rose M. Saylor, nee Porter

MEYERSDALE, June 3 — Mrs. Hugh O'Connor, 77 years old, died at her home on Keystone street Friday, following an illness of several years. The funeral was conducted Monday with requiem mass at SS. Phillip and James Church by her pastor, Rev. H. T. Miller. Mrs. O'Connor was married twice. Her first husband, John Saylor, died a number of years ago. To this union two children were born, Mrs. Margaret Shanholtz and Mrs. Nettie Patton, both of Meyersdale. The following relatives from out-of-town attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. John Boose of Akron, O., Mrs. Rose Smith and Howard Null of Cumberland, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lavin, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Smith, Miss Edith Lavin and Clarence and Bernard Lavin of Frostburg, Md.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, June 3, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010

 


ODER, Mrs. Annie Heintz

After an illness of two weeks of typhoid fever, Mrs. Annie H. Oder, of this place, died at the family home on Pine street, at 8:35 p. m., Saturday, aged 47 years. Mrs. Oder was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heintz, of this place; born and reared here; married R. Sterling Oder, of Kansas City, Mo., lived in that city several years, later, in Philadelphia, where the latter died 14 years ago. This period marks also her latest residence here. Her husband was the youngest brother of J. B. Oder, of this place. She leaves two daughters, Misses Hazel H. and Marguerite S. — two model, accomplished young ladies, whose orphanage evokes universal, sympathy. Other near relatives are four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Adam Dilfer and Mrs. L. C. Madore, of Cumberland, Mrs. Fred Wehner, of this place; Mrs. Julia Siegmund, of Midland, and Mr. John L. Heintz, of Cumberland. Mrs. Oder was a Christian lady, exemplifying her faith in long and consistent membership of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, under whose auspices the funeral will be held at the family home at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon, Rev. F. H. Crissman, pastor, officiating, interment in Allegany cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, September 15, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009

 


 

O'DONNELL, Edward

Edward O'Donnell, aged 90 years, died Fri afternoon at his home at Vale Summit. Mr O'Donnell was born at Lancaster, Pa, but resided nearly all his life in this county. His wife, who was Miss Winters, of Mt Savage, alone survives. Mr O'Donnell sold the first coal that was ever mined in the George's Creek coal fields and the O'Donnells may be said to have been the pioneer coal people of this region. For many years Mr O'Donnell kept a hotel at Mt Savage, but later located at Vale Summit, where he owned considerable coal land. -Cumb News of 19th.
Keyser Tribune, August 30, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18,
2010

 


O'DONNELL, Edward

"Edward O'Donnell died at his home in Loch Lynn Heights, on Sunday, October 16th, his death being due to the infirmities of old age.  He was born near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1833 and came to the United States in 1862. He located at Terra Alta, W. Va., and was married to Margaret Hoban in 1865.  He moved to Mountain Lake Park in 1884 and engaged in farming.  He is survived by his wife and the following named children: M. F. O'Donnell, of Piedmont, W. Va.; John O'Donnell, of Nogales, Arizona; Mrs. C. B. Wamsley, of Anadarko, Oklahoma; Mrs. Margaret Martini, and Misses Katherine and Mary O'Donnell, and Edward R. O'Donnell, of Mountain Lake Park.  The funeral of the deceased took place on Tuesday from St. Peter's Catholic church in Oakland, the Rev. Father Connell, pastor, conducting the service.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery here."
The Republican, Oakland, Maryland, abt 16 Oct 1921
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 17, 2012


O'DONNELL, John Edward

John Edward O'Donnell, 64, of 134 Hanover Street, died today at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Patrick and Nora (Divine) O'Donnell. He had been employed 33 years as a handyman at St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a member of the church and Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Genevieve (Nolan) O'Donnell; two sons, James T. O'Donnell, Baltimore and John J. O'Donnell, Millerdale; three daughters, Mrs Thomas Vavrina, Median, Pa., Mrs. James Spencer, Cleveland, and Mrs. Kenneth Harris, city, and two sisters Mrs. Marguerite O'Donnell Weakland, city; and Mrs. Frank Gorsuch, Baltimore. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 11, 1970 - pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2011


O'DONNELL, John Edward
Funeral of John E O'Donnell
Abridged - same as previous obit
A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, Dec 12, 1970, pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2011




O'DONNELL, Mrs. Margaret

"Mrs. Margaret O'Donnell, aged 87, of Loch Lynn Heights, died at her home Tuesday as a result of an attack of pneumonia.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning from St. Peter's Catholic church, Oakland.  Rev. Father William J. McVeigh, officiating.  Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.  The deceased had been a resident of Loch Lynn for more than 25 years.  She is survived by the following children: E. R. O'Donnell and Mrs. Margaret Martini, Oakland; John O'Donnell, Nogales, Arizona; Misses Mary and Katherine O'Donnell, Loch Lynn; Mrs. C. B. Wamsley, Anadarko, Oklahoma; and Michael O'Donnell, Piedmont, W. Va."
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
The Republican, Oakland, Maryland, 29 Sept 1932
Posted August 17, 2012


 

O'DONNELL, Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph O'Donnell, 63 years old, former cafe proprietor, died yesterday at his home, Maryland Ave. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nora O?Donnell, he is survived by a son, John O'Donnell, and two daughters, the Misses Marguerite and Loretta O'Donnell; four brothers, James, Edward and Dennis O'Donnell, of Atlanta, GA, and John O'Donnell, of Ireland, and a sister, Sister Loretta, of the Sisters of Charity, at Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Patrick's Catholic Church where a requiem mass will be celebrated.
Cumberland Evening Times Cumberland, Maryland January 31, 1927
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009


O'DONNELL, William S.
 
William S. O’Donnell, 81, of Cumberland, died Friday, October 25, 2002, in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born November 23, 1920, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, he was the son of the late Daniel E. and Pauline (Orebaugh) O’Donnell. He was preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn Bell Harper O’Donnell of Moorefield, W. Va. on October 1973: by two sisters Mamie O’Donnell Lipscomb and Frances O’Donnell Warren, and by four brothers Hugh Daniel O’Donnell, John Bernard O’Donnell, James Edward O’Donnell and Lawrence Patrick O’Donnell. He is survived by his second wife Elizabeth “Bette” (Edwards) O’Donnell; two sons, Michael Hugh O’Donnell and wife Karen of Evansville, IND, and their children Collin and Conor; son Steven P. O’Donnell and son Brian H. O’Donnell. A brother, C. Robert O’Donnell and wife Janice of Cordova, MD, also survives him, along with two step sons: David H. Adam and wife Sue Ellen, Missouri City, Texas, and Mark Adam and wife Robin, Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.; and three step daughters: Suzanne E. Snider and husband Ted, Jacksonville, Fl; Virginia Chorpenning and husband Paul, Oakland; Leslie Stranko, and husband John, Amelia, Ohio, 15 step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren. Mr. O’Donnell attended school in Harrisonburg and Blacksburg, VA, (V.P.I.) and as a youth, and to satisfy his wander lust, he lived and worked in Trinidad, British West Indies, Brazil, Peru, the territory of Hawaii, and in Guam. He was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cumberland, and was retired from the State of Maryland as an inspector. Friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A. Chapel of the Hills on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Msgr. Thomas Bevan as celebrant. Interment and committal services will be in the Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Va., on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 11:00 AM with Fr. Ken Wood.
Friday, October 25, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 14, 2014


OESTER, ADAM J.

GRANTSVILLE - Adam J. Oester, 81, of RD 1, Grantsville, died Wednesday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Keyser’s Ridge, Mr. Oester was a son of the late Julius and Kunigunde (Schwartz) Oester. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, at the Cove. He is survived by his widow, Edna H. (Miller) Oester; two sons, William and Robert Oester, both of here; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie M. Kretlow, New Holland, Pa., and Mrs. Carol Miller, Accident, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Church by Rev. August Kreutz. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; November 7, 1975; page 10.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)



Name: Connie Yvonne Oester, 61, of Somerset

Parents: Harrison Hersh and Millie Dunmeyer Hersh

DOB: November 12, 1948, in Somerset

DOD: June 20, 2010 at her residence in Somerset

Spouse: none noted

Predeceased by: father, Harrison Hersh, brothers, Nevin and Albert Hersh and a son-in-law Richard Slope

Survived by: mother, Millie Dunmeyer Hersh, children, Wendy Slope, Jason Oester and wife Nicole of Stoystown, grandchildren, Jarek and Jayla Oester and Joshwa and Colby Slope, a great grandchild, Madison Slope, sister Alice Singo of Somerset and her fiancé and friend of 19 years, Jim Porter

Burial: Union Cemetery, Meyersdale


Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014 


OESTER, CONRAD

GRANTSVILLE - Conrad Oester, 80, died Saturday at the Cuppett Nursing Home, Oakland. Born in Keyser’s Ridge September 30, 1884, he was a son of the late Julius and Kunagunde (Swartz) Oester. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, The Cove. He is survived by a brother, Adam J. Oester, Accident, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Margroff, Oakland. Services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. (EST) in the Cove Curch with REv. LC. F. Dauphin officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. (EST).
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Oct. 19, 1964; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

 

OESTER, Conrad J.

Conrad J. Oester rites 
Grantsville, Md., Sept. 3 - Funeral services for Conrad J. Oester, 76 were held yesterday afternoon at the Cove German Lutheran Church, the Rev. H. H. Feichincher, pastor, officiating. Mr. Oester was born at Keyser Ridge, son of the late Adam and Margaret Anne Haenftling Oester. He is survived by his wife, Louise Hanft Oester and four sons, Adam H., George W., and Jacob J., all of Accident, and Lewis A., Springs, Pa., and three grandsons.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Sept. 2, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

 


 

OESTER, John Bradley

John Bradley Oester, 58, of 1308 Piedmont Road, Somerset, died Oct. 25, 1996, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born June 8, 1938, in Salisbury, he was a son of Grace E. (Folk) Oester, Salisbury, and the late John Henry Oester. Mr. Oester was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was employed by the General Services Administration of the U.S. government as a maintenance worker. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a member of Salisbury and Somerset American Legions and Salisbury VFW. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Kay McKenzie and husband, Jerry, Fort Ashby, W. VA. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Inc., Salisbury, where services will be conducted on at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. David E Fetter officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Daily American, October 28, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009




OESTER, Mrs. Lucy J. Bittinger

BITTINGER - Mrs. Lucy J. Oester, 74, of here, died Saturday in Meyersdale Community Hospital.  She was a native of Swanton, a daughter of the late Harman and Mary (Raley) Bittinger. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Bittinger. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Oester; one son, Everett Oester, Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Shawley and Mrs. Freda Kellison, Bittinger; three brother, Simon Bittinger, Westernport and Lewis C. and Russell Bittinger, Grantsville; one sister, Mrs. Hulda Beeman, Barton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. L. R. Danner. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Bittinger Cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 11, 1969; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 3, 2013 


 

OESTER, Mrs. Selina Bowser

Grantsville, Md., Feb. 27 - Mrs. Selina (Bowser) Oester, 84, twice as a widow, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adams Richter, Accident. She had been up and about on Friday. Death was caused by a blood clot. A native of Somerfield, Pa., she resided in Garrett county most of her life. Many years ago she married Daniel Niel. Harry Niel Garrett, Pa., a son, survives. Later she married George Oester, who died 16 years ago. Julius Oester and Mrs. Adam (Rose) Richter, Accident, survive this marriage. Funeral services were conducted this morning from the German Lutheran Church in Cove, by Rev. H. H. Fickenschor.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; February 27, 1940; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 19, 2010

 


 

OFFMAN, Daniel

Frostburg - Mr. Daniel Offman of this city died at the hospital in Cumberland from typhoid fever, after a short illness. His remains were brought to Frostburg and taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Anna Offman, on Federal Hill. The deceased was 40 years of age and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. Stephen, Philip, and William Offman, Miss Katie Offman, Mrs. William Eisel, and Mrs. Eliza Loar. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the residence on Federal Hill. Rev. F.C. Fleek of the Zion Evangelical church conducted the services from the house, after which the cortege proceded to the German Lutheran Cemetery on Mt. Pleasant Street where interment was made.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, Wednesday, September 25, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

OFFMAN, Miss Della

FROSTBURG - Miss Della Offman, 70, of Grahamtown, died yesterday at Miners Hospital. She was born in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Philip and Hannah (Yates) Offman.  The only survivor is a nephew, Philip Offman, Grahamtown.  The body will be at the residence in Grahamtown where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, May 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



OFFMAN, Mrs. Hannah Yates

Mrs. Hannah Yates Offman, 84, of Grahamtown, died yesterday afternoon in Miners' Hospital, where she had been a patient since February 8 when she fell at her home and fractured a hip. A native of Frostburg and a lifelong resident of this section, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Yates and the last survivor of a family of 13 children. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Della Offman, with whom she resided, and a grandson, Philip Offman, Grahamtown. Mrs. Offman was a member of First English Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the residence by Rev. Donald Vosseller, of the First English Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Wentley, Butler, Pa. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 24, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 24, 2011



 

OFFMAN, Henry

At his home, this place, Wednesday morning, November 25, 1903, Mr. Henry Offman, aged 75 years. Deceased was born in Eba Kreise, Rotenburg, Kurhessen, Germany, in 1828, and emigrated to this country in 1851. A year later, he married Miss Martha Eliza Lemmert, who died shortly after. Within the following year he married Miss Katherine Lammert, who, with eight children, survives. These ladies, though nearly of the same name, were not related. Mr. Offman saw military service during the Civil War under command of Gen. B. F. Butler at Fortress Monroe, Va. He was a miner by vocation and until disabled by age, industrious and prosperous. The four surviving daughters are Mrs. William Horchler, of Mahoningtown, Pa., and Mrs. William Eisel, Mrs. William Crow, and Miss Kate, of this place, and the four sons - Messrs. C. P., Philip, Daniel and William, of this place.
Frostburg Mining Journal, November 28, 1903
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

OFFMAN, Irvin

Frostburg, Aug. 4 - Irvin Offman, 51, died last night at his home in Grahamtown after an illness of eleven years. A son of Mrs. Hannah and the late Phillip Offman, Grahamtown, he resided at Canton, O., for nearly 20 years, where he was employed at the Timpkin Roller Bearing plant, until he was forced to retire because of failing health. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Knights of the Golden Eagle. Besides his mother, he is survived by one son, Phillip Offman, and a sister, Miss Della Offman, Grahamtown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 4, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

OFFMAN, Philip

Frostburg, June 2 — Philip Offman, 72, retired stone mason, died yesterday at his home, 149 Green street. A son of the late Catherine and Henry Offman, he was a lifelong resident. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Hannah Yates, and one daughter, Miss Della Offman, and a son, Irvin Offman, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Annie Eisel, Mrs. Catherine Thomas, Frostburg; Mrs. William Horchler, New Castle, Pa.; and Mrs. William Crowe, Cumberland. He had one grandson.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 2, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009

 


 

OFFMAN, William  [published incorrectly as HOFFMAN]

Mr. Wm. Hoffman, aged 34, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Hoffman, on Centennial street, at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning, after an illness lasting almost a year. Mr. Hoffman was born in Frostburg and has lived here all his life, the greater part of which was spent in mining; after he became old enough to work. He was a popular young man and had a host of friends. He was stricken about a year ago with a complication of diseases and steadily grew worse until his death, as above stated. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Mr. Stephen Hoffman and Mr. Philip Hoffman, of Frostburg; Mrs. Martha Horchler, of New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. Wm. J. Crow, Mrs. Wm. Eisel and Catherine Hoffman, all of Frostburg. The funeral arrangements have not been completed yet. It will probably take place on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [surname is Offman]
The Evening Times, Cumberland, November 10, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2010

 


 

OFFNER, John Edward

Mr. John Edward Offner of Romney, who recently fell from a wagon and was seriously injured, died on Tuesday morning from the effects of the fall. Mr. Offner is a brother of Mr. I. H. Offner of this place; he also leaves a widow and sister, Mrs. H. C. Dixon of Elk Garden. Mr. Offner was for many years a resident of Keyser, where he followed the business of contracting and building. He will be buried from his home today at 3:00 o'clock.
Keyser Tribune, October 31, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 23, 2010

 


 

OFFNER, Zadock Troxell

While being initiated into the Loyal Order of Moose, at Westernport last Monday night, Zadock Troxell Offner, of Keyser, better known as "Doc" Offner, suffered death from heart trouble when he received a shock from an electric apparatus made use of in the degree. Offner was of Keyser and one of the most popular railroad men in the employ of the B&O. He was strong and apparently possessed of the perfect of health. The electric generator used in the initiation is a small hand affair with dry battery and produces but a slight shock. Its use on a candidate while he is blind-folded, at times produces terror, yet does no physical harm. State's Attorney, Perdue stated that five candidates had been "put through the same course without harm to them before Offner was reached, but when it was applied to Offner, it is said he fell unconscious on the floor and though medical attention was at once given he never regained consciousness and died shortly after midnight. The authorities do not hold the loyal order of Moose responsible. Offner's uncle, Dr. Z. T. Kalbaugh, was at his side ten minutes after he was stricken. Dr. A. B. Kalbaugh and Dr. Wilson were also present. They were unable to revive Offner. Sloan Harner of Keyser was in the hall as was also Offner's chum, Benjamin Sims, who had just finished taking the degree when Offner was brought in. Elmer Crawford and Louis Conrad had just been put through with several others before Sims. Offner was a member of the Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain and of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He carried an insurance to the amount of $1,500. He was 21 years old.  He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Issac H. Offner, of Fairmont, and sisters, Mrs. Mollie Rice and the Misses Catoria, Mattie and Marguerite Offner. Services were held Thursday afternoon at the M E Church, conducted by Rev. Franck H. Havenner. Interment was made in Queen's Point Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings were profuse.
Keyser Tribune, November 22, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 6, 2010

OFFNER, Zadock Troxell

CARD OF THANKS - Mr. I. H. Offner and family wish by this means to return their thanks to the many friends who were so kind to them in their recent affliction, their great loss sustained in the death of their son and brother. Such kindness will never be forgotten.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 6, 2010

 


Name: - Charles "Chazz" S. Offutt, Jr., 66, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Charles S. Offutt, Sr., and Gertrude (Ellsworth) Offut
 
DOB: February 7, 1940, in Cumberland, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, December 26, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Military: Army National Guard
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: sons, Charles Offutt, III, and wife Fatima, Birmingham, AL; Daniel Offutt, Edison, NJ; Christopher Offutt and wife Terri, LaVale, MD; daughters, Tammy Offutt, Cumberland; Cheryl Offutt-Veronick, Short Gap, WV; sisters, Mary Alt and husband William, Ridgeley, WV; Ann Athey and husband Ray, Hilliard, OH
 
Burial: December 29, 2006, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cumberland, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014
 

OFFUTT, Daniel

ELK GARDEN - Daniel Offitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cass Paugh died at Westernport, September 19th 1912, aged 7 years and 2 months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. White at the residence of Jack Spurling, Elk Garden, and the interment in the Elk garden cemetery. The little boy was quite a favorite with his father and other members of the family.
Keyser Tribune, September 27, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010

 


 

OFTEN, Mrs. Mary A. Rosenberger

Frostburg - Mrs. Mary A. Often, 63, of Eckhart, died yesterday while visiting her sister, Miss Alberta Rosenberger, RD 2, Frostburg. Born in Mount Savage, she was a daughter of the late John and Grace LaRue Rosenberger and was the widow of George Often. Surviving are four other sisters, Mrs. Dessie Drees, Mrs. James McKenzie, Finzel; Mrs. James Kimble, Meyersdale; Mrs. Norman Baker, here; four brothers, Thomas, Gurney, Emory and Arthur Rosenberger, all of Finzel. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 19, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)

 


 

OGDEN, Dr. Pressley B.

FAIRMONT - Nov 18 - Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Shinnston, occurred the death of Dr. Pressley B. Ogden, veteran practitioner, formerly of Worthington and Fairmont, after an illness of only a week. His health has not been good for more than a year. Dr. Ogden has been a prominent figure half a century, and the news of his demise is received with regret. About a week ago he was attacked by a cold, and this developed into the acute illness that brought on his death. He was in the seventy-third year of his age. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Alice Sapp, of Worthington, and by the following sons and daughter: Howard N. and Dr. W. C. Ogden, of Fairmont; H. C. Ogden, of Wheeling and Mrs. W. H. Spragg of Denver, Colo. The funeral will be held from the Ogden homestead in Fairmont on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 6, 2010

 

OGG, Mrs. Gladys M. Godfredson, nee Becker
 
WORLAND, WY - Gladys M. Ogg, 90-year-old Worland resident, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Gladys was born on Sept. 18, 1921 in Thermopolis, the daughter of Mahlon Franklin Becker and  Margaret (Rinker) Becker Smith. The family owned a ranch on the Upper Owl Creek where she went to school at the Embar School. She later attended high school in Thermopolis. She married Willard Gotfredson on March 30, 1938 in Casper and they had five children;--Over the next several years, they made their home in Thermopolis, Ten Sleep and in Worland. They were divorced in 1967. Gladys worked hard raising her children, cleaning homes and cleaning rooms at the Town and Country Motel for over 20 years. Gladys was an active member in the Eagles Auxiliary. until her health kept her from activities although she remained a member. Gladys fought the ongoing battle of Parkinson's disease since diagnosed in 1980. She was blessed with a good sense of humor and determination through all of the trials and tribulations of life and disease. She loved reading in her spare time and going fishing with her family. She was married to Alex Ogg on July 16, 1968 in Sheridan and they made their home in Worland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mahlon and Margaret; her husband, Alex in 2004; step-father, E. Ross Smith; two granddaughters, Debra Gotfredson and Brenda Gotfredson; and one step-daughter, Patsy A. Kraft. Gladys is survived by her three sons, James.D.(Jackie).Gotfredson of McCammon, Idaho, Raymond W. (Cathy) Gotfredson of Cedaredge, Colo. and William F. (Ellen) Gotfredson of Worland; two daughters, Margaret N. (Lyle) Geis of Worland and Gloria A. (David) Hollingsworth of Worland; one brother, Robert Becker of Grand Forks, N.D.; one step-son, Alex G. (Sharon) Ogg of Ten Sleep; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grand and step-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Couch officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, Wyo. 82401. Online condolences may be made at wwwbryantfuneralhomeonline.com. Bryant Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Daily News, Worland, WY
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 27, 2012

 

OGLEBAY, Miss Hazel

Miss Hazel Oglebay, 73, formerly of 121 Bedford Street, died Sunday. A native of Cumberland she was a daughter of the late Howard C. and Lucinda (Fisher) Oglebay. She was formerly employed as a clerk for Rosenbaum's, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Cage, city, and a number of nieces and nephews. Another sister, Mrs. Margaret Naughton, died Friday. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev John F. Sammel will officiate and interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - June 1, 1965 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

OGLEBAY, Howard Franklin

Funeral Of H. F. Oglebay
Funeral services for Howard Franklin Oglebay, 50, retired street car conductor, who died Wednesday night, were held this afternoon at the home, 502 Linden street. Rev. H. Hall Sharp, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, officiated. . Interment was in Hill Crest Burial Park. Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, two brothers and three sisters, Miss Hazel Oglebay, Mrs. John M. Cage, this city, and Mrs. Michael Naughton, of Barton.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, January 14, 1933 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 28, 2010



 

OGLESBEE, Mrs. D. W.

HAMPSHIRE NEWS - Mrs. D. .W Oglesbee, of Martinsburg, mother-in-law of Dr. T. K. Oates, formerly of Capon Bridge, died at her home there Friday morning, following a prolonged illness from tuberculosis. She was 63 years of age.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010



 

OGLEVEE, Mrs. Margaret Ackerman

Meyersdale, Pa., Aug. 21—The body of Mrs. Margaret (Ackerman) Oglevee, 36, a native of Somerset county, was interred in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Monday afternoon. The wife of Clark Oglevee, of Columbiana, Ohio, Mrs. Olgelvee died last week at her home. She was a daughter of Conrad and Virgie Boger Ackerman, pioneer residents of Somerset County. Surviving are the husband; a sister, Mrs. Fred Fisher, Beaver, Pa.; a brother, Edward Ackerman, Columbiana, and two aunts, Mrs. Grant A. Tressler, Meyersdale, and Mrs. William Suder, Corriganville, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 21, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



O'HALLORAN, Patrick
 
"Patrick O'Halloran, a miner at New Detmold mine, Lonaconing, was killed by a fall of breast coal Wednesday. A wife and six children survive him."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 20 Jul 1889
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 1, 2012



O’HANLEY, Miss

WESTERNPORT  Aug 20 - Miss O'Hanley, daughter of Mr John O'Hanley, died at her late home on Front St, of this place, on Sun morning after a long illness. The deceased had been in failing health for several months and all that loving hearts and medical skill could do was done for her relief.
Keyser Tribune, August 23, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010


O'HAVER, Charles Irvin
 
OAKLAND -  Charles Irvin O’Haver, 60, died yesterday at his home at Swallow Falls.  Born at Elk Garden, W. Va., he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilde (Rumers) O’Haver. Mr. O’Haver was a carpenter and a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his widow, Eva (Reams) O’Haver; three brothers, John, Hutton; Alvin, Steubenville, Ohio, and Joseph O’Haver, Oakland, and seven sisters, Mrs. Bertha Crissinger, Richmond, Ohio; Mrs. Virginia Bowman, Baltimore; Mrs. Lilly White and Mrs. Thema Glotfelty, both of Hutton; Mrs. Annie Shaffer, Aurora, W. Va.; Mrs. Helen King, Westminster, and Mrs. Amy Cross, Indianapolis, Ind. The body will be at the residence this evening. Services will be conducted Sunday at the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren by Rev. Donald D. matthews. Burial will be in Taylor-Sines Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, April 22, 1960; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 3, 2014


O'HAVER, Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas "Butch" O'Haver, 63, Westernport, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2010. Born May 4, 1946, on the Weber property, south of Oakland, he was a son of the late Joseph "Ted" and Lena Herman O’Haver. His friends knew him as "Charlie." Charlie grew up and spent his early years on the H. Weber & Sons property where he was born. He attended Oakland Elementary School, the old Oakland High School Annex, and Dennett Road School, where he enjoyed taking part in programs and festivals. One of his favorites was the 1957 Spring Music Festival, which featured Charlie’s solo "Trees" by J. Kilmer, and his part in a version of "The Banana Boat Song." He was a 1964 graduate of Southern High School, where he performed in many choral programs, best remembered for his outstanding performance of the lead character in "The Music Man". He was a recipient of an Outstanding Students Achievement Award by the Oakland/Mtn. Lake Park Lions Club for his service and musical contributions within Southern High School and the community it serves that are too numerous to list. He appeared before various professional and civic organizations as a vocal soloist and was a member of local dance bands. His senior chorus teacher, the late Mrs. Carolyn Lambert-Wilt once stated, "Charles is one of the most talented students I have ever had the opportunity to teach." Charlie worked weekends and after school at Flowers by Webers, doing whatever the job required, which earnings paid for piano lessons. In the fall of 1964 he went to work at WMSG Radio in Oakland as a part-time disc jockey, and later became the local news director. In January 1968, he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked in publishing and advertising. As art director for Caribbean Guide Travel Magazine, he traveled to several of the islands throughout the tropics. He also entertained as an organist in many well-known clubs in the Ft. Lauderdale area. He moved to Ft. Myers, Fla., in 1979 and continued working in newspaper and magazine publication. In Ft. Myers, he also worked in summer theatre, appearing in several stage productions. In the late 1980s he returned north, and settled in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where he operated a variety store. In 1989, he relocated to Westernport and worked in retail and restaurant work until 1996, when diabetes and heart problems forced him to slow down. Charlie was very interested in genealogy and had recorded extensive family history on both sides of his family. He worked hard to help organize the O’Haver Family Reunion in 1999, which has successfully continued and has grown each year. He had also compiled The O’Haver Family & Friends Cookbook, Vols. 1, 2, and 3, and had begun gathering information for a future Vol. 4. Charlie will be especially remembered in the local area for his outstanding portrayal of Captain John Hanson McNeill in the 1991 outdoor drama "McNeill’s Rangers" at Larenim Park Amphitheatre in Burlington, W.Va. Charlie was a great-grandson of a member of McNeill’s Rangers, and after his performance, he was honored to be introduced to and congratulated by a grandson of Captain McNeill. His hobbies included going to flea markets, flowers, his vegetable garden, and his large record collection. He loved to cook and enjoyed making gifts and treats for his many friends and relatives. His pets were a very important part of Charlie's family, and over the years there were many dogs, cats, cockatiels, and parakeets, and in recent months as his health failed, he had expressed concern that his cat Bo would have a good home. He loved traveling around with other family members to cemeteries, searching for genealogical information, clearing overgrown areas, and placing a flower on a long neglected grave of one of his ancestors. He took pride in his ancestry, and always encouraged the interests of others in their family histories. He looked forward to the several family reunions each summer, arriving with a large picnic basket, camera, notebook full of photos and information, and the hope of meeting yet another descendant in his family tree. Charlie’s friendly personality and entertainment will be sadly missed at all these occasions.
Charlie is survived by two sisters, Carrie Martin, Monongah, W.Va., and Diana Warnick and husband Delmos, Oakland; one brother, Dennis Butler and wife Dorothy, Pataskala, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; four great-nephews; four great-nieces; one great-great-niece; and his cat, Bo. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jim Martin, in 2006; his best friend Roy Michael in 2005; one niece; and one great-niece. Charlie had chosen cremation as his final disposition. Arrangements were handled through Boal Funeral Home, Westernport. Because of severe weather conditions, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 11, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010



 

OHLER, Clarence (also BERKLEY, John L.)

SOMERSET, Sept. 22.—While inspectors continued their probe into the explosion of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad freight locomotive at nearby Listie, which killed two men and injured three others, it was revealed that John L. Burkley[sic], 62, veteran engineer, who died in the blast, was substitution for another engineer, Charles Pile of Somerset, when the accident occurred. Pile, it was learned, had been relieved of the run so that he could attend a funeral of a friend at Altoona. A three-way probe is under way by the Interstate Commerce Commission, officials of the Connellsville and Pittsburgh offices of the railroad, and by Coroner P. C. Dosch of Somerset. Berkley, with 36 years of experience, was born in Somerset county, a son of Israel and Lydia Shoemaker Berkley. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carolyn (Hoffman) Berkley, and five children: Edward Berkley, Somerset; William and John Berkley, Jr., both at home; Mrs. William Manser, 1807 Franklin street, Ferndale, and Mrs. Raymond Ruth, Lilly street, Southmont. Mr. Berkley was a brother of Samuel Berkley, Somerset; Nelson Berkley, Friedens; Harvey Berkley, Listie; Mrs. William Brougher, Somerset; Oran Berkley, Clearfleld; Mrs. Curtis Davis, Somerset; Earl Berkley, FerreIton; Lloyd Berkley, Pittsburgh, and Milton Berkley, and Mrs. James Liberty, both of Somerset. Fireman Clarence Ohler, who also died in the blast, was born in Somerset county August 7, 1918, a son of Elmer and Edna (Francis) Ohler. He had been a resident of Sand Patch for a number of years. Besides his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Maust) Ohler, and two children, Bernard and Kenneth Ohler, both at home. He was a brother of Clyde Ohler of Sand Patch.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 

 

OHLER, Daniel P.

Services for Daniel P. Ohler, 433 Grand Avenue, who was fatally injured yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on State Route 51, six miles west of Oldtown, has been scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Central Assembly of God Church here. The Rev. Kenneth Owen will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The body will be removed to the church at noon. Pallbearers will be Ernest Santymire, Crable Santymire, Richard Patterson, Richard Richmond, Gerald Wolf and Larry Eversole. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home today from 7 tn 9 p.m. Mr. Ohler was a route salesman for Stroehmann Brothers Bakery, Franklin Street. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital. Miss Darlene Faith Leasure, 19, of Oldtown, driver of a 1967-model sedan involved in the 4:20 p.m. crash, was listed in fair condition today in Memorial Hospital after her removal from the intensive care unit. Miss Leasure was pinned in the wreckage sustaining leg and arm injuries. David Brown, 29, of Paw Paw, driver of the tractor trailer, was treated and released at the hospital. A passenger in the rig, William Saville, Augusta, did not require treatment. State Police said the bread, truck was being operated by Ohler west on Route 51 in the direction of Cumberland. Police said the truck failed to keep to the right center of the highway, struck the eastbound tractor-trailer and continued down the highway and struck the Leasure car, also eastbound in the direction of Oldtown. The left front of the bread truck was sheared off and the tractor-trailer blocked Route 51. The Civil Defense Emergency Communications Center at Constitution Park said firemen from Oldtown and District 16 responded, the latter company sending 14 volunteers and two trucks under direction of Robert Grabenstein. The company washed down the highway and was back at the station at 7p.m. About 4:45 p.m. the emergency truck from Central fire station went to the scene of the accident with extrication equipment to assist in freeing Miss Leasure. The CD Center reported that three of McDonald's ambulances were dispatched to the accident and brought the injured to Memorial Hospital. The sheriff's department and State Police handled traffic at the accident scene. Born in Cumberland, July 16, 1948, Mr. Ohler was a son of Perry and Ruth (Porter) Ohler, Bowman's Addition. A 1966 graduate of Allegany High School, he was a Vietnam War veteran and a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Sharon (Domer) Ohler; two sons, Daniel P. Ohler Jr., and Zachary Ohler, at home; two brothers, Richard Ohler, Westernport; and Brian Ohler, Bowman's Addition; three sisters, Mrs. Diane O'Baker, city; Kimberly and Dawn Gay Ohler, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 29, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009



 

OHLER, Mrs. Elmer (nee Francis)

Meyersdale, Pa., May 22 - Rites for Mrs. Elmer Ohler, 46, of nearby Sand Patch, who died Friday in Hazel McGilvery Hospital, shortly after being admitted for treatment of injuries suffered when she fell from a step-ladder at her home, were held Sunday afternoon at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Ohler, of Meyersdale. Rev. George E. Bowersox, Jr., pastor of Lutheran churches at White Oak and Salisbury, officiated, and burial was at White Oak cemetery, Larimer township. Mrs. Ohler was born Feb. 20, 1900, a daughter of the late Jacob and Sara (Diest) Francis. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Clyde Ohler, at home, two grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Homer Phillips of Ambridge; Mrs. Joseph Grohl, Mrs. John Queen, and Howard, Gordon, and Edward Francis, all of Akron; Frederick Francis of Somerset; and Irvin Francis, of Rockwood.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



OHLER, Elmer Sanford
 
Elmer Sanford Ohler, 58, died at his home at Connellsville, R.D. 2, at 8:10 o'clock Saturday night. Born March 8, 1896, at Sand Patch, he was a son of the late Phineas and Mary Ohler. He was a former engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Mr. Ohler was active in the Breakneck Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Ohler; a son, Clyde of Sand Patch; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dolores Taylor of Fayettesville, N. C.; two stepsons, Joseph Suitor of Scottdale and William Suitor at home; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Lintz of Meyersdale and Mrs. Clara Hazelbarth of Salisbury; four brothers, Francis, Earl and Ralph of Sand Patch and Raymond of Meyersdale, and two grandchildren. The body will be at Munk's funeral home in East Fairview avenue until Wednesday morning when it will be removed to the James Konhaus Funeral Home at Meyersdale. A prayer service will be held there at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with additional rites at the White Oak Lutheran Church there. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will hold a ritual at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the funeral home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 24, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009



 

OHLER, Mrs. Grace Alice Rhodes

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Grace Alice Ohler, 50, wife of Earl J. Ohler, RD 2, Meyersdale, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital where she had been a patient several weeks. Born in Indiana County, she was a daughter, of the late Joseph and Margaret (Craig) Rhodes. Also surviving are two sons, Earl J. Ohler Jr., Fort Knox, Ky., and Roger Ohler, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Hetz, RD 1, Lonaconing, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Paul Snyder. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 7, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2010



OHLER, Harry Franklin


Somerset, April 6 - Harry Franklin Ohler, 42, of Gray, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home. He leaves his parents, his widow, 10 children, one grandchild, one brother, two sisters, including Mrs. Grace Domer and Mrs. Catherine Awty, of Connellsville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 6, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009




OHLER, Irvin C.

MEYERSDALE, June 25 — Irvin C. Ohler, 46, of Sand Patch, R. D. 1 died Monday in Somerset Community hospital after an illness of two months. A railroad worker, he was born in Larimer township April 27, 1901, a son of Phineas and Mary Mazer Ohler. He leaves his mother, his widow, Mrs. Martha Beal Ohler, five brothers, Elmer, of Connellsville; Francis, at home; Earl and Ralph of Sand Patch; and Raymond of Meyersdale; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Hazelbarth and Mrs. Daisy Lintz of Salisbury. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at the Konhaus funeral home here. Burial will be made in White Oak cemetery.
Connellsville Daily Courier, June 25, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009



 

OHLER, Melvin Joseph

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Melvin Joseph Ohler, 66, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Alex Ohler, RD 1, Fairhope. Born at Humbert, he was a son of the late William and Cinda (Ohler) Ohler. Mr. Ohler was a member of Fairhope Community Church and the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Maxine (Bluebaugh) Ohler; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Hutzell, Friedens; six other brothers, Milton Ohler, Markleton; Leroy Mitchell, Rockwood; John Mitchell, Stoystown; Scott Mitchell and Harvey Mitchell, both of Boswell; Clarence Mitchell, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Mitchell, Stoystown; Mrs. Nina Ohler, Fairhope, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 3 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Leroy Logsdon. Interment will be in Somerset Memorial Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 23, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009
 

O'KEEFE, Mrs. Annie Gannon
 
Mrs Annie O'Keefe, 91, And A Pioneer, Is Dead
With the death of Mrs Annie Gannon O'Keefe Monday at the age of 91, in her home at 1803 Garfield Blvd., the community lost another of the pioneers who were honored during the Englewood Golden Jubilee last week. Now part of Englewood's glorious past, Mrs O'Keefe was buried in Holy Sepluchre cemetery in one of the 16 graves of the family lot, where lies her mother who died here after her 100th year. The service was held at 9 a.m. today in the St Basil Church, Garfield Blvd and Honore St. The cemetery in which Mrs O'Keefe was buried was built by her son, James, 9818 Hamilton St., a paving contractor who installed the sewerage, and paved, graded and landscaped the grounds. Buried with her besides her mother, are her husband, James P and her oldest son, Michael. Another son is a former lightweight and welterweight boxing champion - John, better known to fight fans as 'Jack' O'Keefe, the first fighter to defeat Jimmy Britt for the world's lightweight championship. For the world's welterweight championship, he won a 10 round fight with 'Honey' Mellody of Boston. The 91 year old Southtowner also leaves three daughters, Mrs Margaret Black of the Garfield Blvd address, Mrs Estella Irwin of the North Side and Mrs Stasia Sullivan, 1842 W Garfield Blvd. Born in Ashland, Pennsylvania and married in Barton, Md, Mrs O'Keefe and her family later moved to Brandywine, Ill, where Mr O'Keefe worked as a coal miner on his own property for a number of years before bringing his family to Chicago 55 years ago. While living in Chicago, the O'Keefes were located at 36th St and California in a 15 room house formerly owned by 'Honest' Tom Kelly an alderman of the old Fifth ward in Brighton Park. The O'Keefe's lived there 10 years and then moved to 5347 Paulina St. James, a son of Mrs O'Keefe, received much of his apprenticeship in contracting from his father who was a paving contractor until he died some 15 years ago. During her 55 years residence in Southtown was an intimate friend of Mayor Kelly's mother. Until illness intervened six weeks before her death, Mrs O'Keefe always wanted 'to be where something was going on.' Once she sat from 7p.m. to 7 a.m. the next day at a bicycle race in the Coliseum. Her interest in sports grew out of an interest in her son's career as a prizefighter, which began 40 years ago. Besides her enjoyment in boxing, she liked football games and preferred riding atop a bus instead of the street car and automobile to go to the movies in the Loop or to some athletic event. Her son characterized the 91 year old pioneer resident as a 'pal to all the kids and neighbors living near her home.
Southtown Economist; Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, November 11, 1940 - pg 1, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 29, 2012


 

O’KELLY, Samuel Grove

Samuel Grove O'Kelly, aged 48, died at his home at Morgantown, W. Va., Friday. During several years of his life immediately preceding his death, Mr. O'Kelly was a trusted and valued employee of the Elkins Coal and Coke Co. and of the M&K Railroad Co. He spent his life in Morgantown and engaged in many activities which gave him a wide acquaintance.
Mineral Daily News, July 4, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010



 

O'LEARY, child of Mr. & Mrs. Con

Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Leary lost their two year old daughter last Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sun. by Rev George Hasel.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010



 

O’LEARY, John

John O'Leary for many years a resident of Keyser, and an employee of the B&O RR for more than half a century died at the home of his daughter in Cumberland last Tues, aged about 80 years. He was buried in Martinsburg Thurs.
He has two daughters and one son living in Cumberland and one son, Con O'Leary, residing in Keyser. He left Keyser only a few days ago. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country when a youth.

Keyser Tribune, July 7, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010


O'LEARY, Richard
 
FROSTBURG — Services for Richard O'Leary, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Leary, of Philadelphia, former residents of this area, who died Sunday in a Philadelphia hospital, were held yesterday. Besides his parents he is survived by two aunts, Mrs. Nellie Love and Mrs. Katherine Yates, of Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 8, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

OLIVETO, Mrs. Pearl Dudley
 
MIDLOTHIAN — Pearl (Dudley) Oliveto, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Midlothian, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Regional Hospital, Baynnett Point, Fla. Born at Midlothian, daughter of the late John and Pearl Dudley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis Oliveto; six brothers; and three sisters. Mrs. Oliveto was a member of the North Bay Community Church, Safety Harbor, Fla. Surviving are son, Robert and wife Janet, Vermont; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George Dudley, Vale Summit; three sisters, Isabella Damewood, Frostburg, Gwen Mergenthaler, Florida, and Alvenia Koppel, Midlothian; a special niece, Jackie Gisriel, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be interred in Clearwater.
abt. Saturday, April 24, 2004; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 13, 2013

 

O'MALLEY, John A.
 
MORGANTOWN, W. Va.—A requiem mass for John A O'Malley, 82, of 535 Richwood Street, who
died Saturday night, was celebrated this morning in St Teresa Catholic Church. Interment took place in East Oak Grove Cemetery. A native of Frostburg, Md, Mr O'Malley had resided here since 1916. His parents were the late Robert and Elizabeth (Holman{sic}) O'Malley. He was a member of St Teresa Church. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Catherine Broderick and three children; a brother, two grandsons and a great grandson of Morgantown.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 26, 1949 - pg 20, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 25, 2012




O'MALLEY, Robert

BARTON — Robert O'Malley, 83. former resident, died yesterday at his home in Morgantown.  Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Marie Johns. Morgantown, and two grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday in Morgantown.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 2, 1958 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 25, 2012


 

OLMSTEAD, Marlin S.

Harrisburg, Pa. - A telegram received here today announced the death in a New York hospital of Marlin S. Olmstead, Congressman from the 18th Pa. District from 1897-1913. A week ago he went to New York to undergo treatment for a throat infection.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010

O'NEILL, Edward F.
 
Edward F. O'Neill, 62 of 20 North Smallwood street, died suddenly this morning. In poor health, he had returned from North Carolina where he had been working last night. He was a plumber. A native of Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward F and Mary Ann (Kane) O'Neill. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are a son, James R O'Neill: three brothers; Thomas A, Hugh Patrick and Joseph Francis O'Neill: three sisters; Mrs Joseph M Weaver, Mrs Karl C Muller and Mrs Emma Goetz.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, July 23, 1942 - pg 11, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012



O'NEILL, Edward Francis, Jr.

"Edward Francis O'Neill, Jr., 23, died this morning at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. O'Neill, 28 Greene Street. Besides his grandmother, Mr. O'Neill is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline O'Neill, and by his father, Edward F. O'Neill, a member of the firm Woodyard and O'Neill, this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 25 Oct 1928
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 4, 2010

 


O’NEILL, Miss Ellie

Miss Ellie O'Neill died January 18th at the home of her brother at Mt. Savage, Md.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010



O'NEILL, George A.
 
Funeral George A O'Neill
Funeral services for George A O'Neill, aged 47, son of Edward and Mary O'Neill who died yesterday at his home, 27 Williams street, will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 7, 1933 - pg 6, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey
Posted November 24, 2012

 


O'NEILL, John
 
Funeral services for John M. ] O'Neill, held this morning, at 9 o'clock, at St. Patrick's Catholic church, were largely attended. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Cuddy. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery. The pallbearers were: Ralph Clark, Espie Hext, Clyde McKenzie, George Minnicks, John Mitchell and Richard Willison. Relatives attending from out-of-town were: Mrs. Vincent Foster, East McKeesport, Pa., and Thomas Morrissey, Jr, and sister, Mary, of Swissvale, Pa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, May 15, 1930 - pg 8, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

O'NEILL, John E.
 
"Cumberland, Aug. 16-John E. O'Neill, 70, died suddenly of a paralytic stroke last night at his home, 509 Woodside avenue. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. O'Neill; three sons, Edward, John L., and Richard F. O'Neill; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Davis, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Mrs. Valys T. Jay and Miss Genevieve M. O'Neill, all of Cumberland; one brother, Richard O'Neill, of Piedmont; and eight sisters, Mrs. Emma Combs, of Westernport; Mrs. Josephine Hughes, of Moorefield, W. Va.; Mrs. Martha Howard, of Bloomington; Mrs. Sarah McGoye and Miss Clara O'Neill, of Piedmont; Miss Katie Sherry and Miss Rose O'Neill, of this city."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 21 Aug 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011



O'NEILL, John Thomas
 
"Mr. John Thomas O'Neil died suddenly at his home on Piedmont hill Saturday, of last week, March 20, following an illness of about a year, aged 67 years. Mr. O'Neil had been a miner. He is survived by his wife and ten children. They are Mrs. Sarah McGoye, Mrs. Emma Coombs, Mrs. Martha Howard, Mrs. Wesley Taylor, Mrs. Katie Sharry, Misses Clara, Rose and Josephine, and Richard and John O'Neil. The funeral service were (sic) conducted on Tuesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church by Rev. John E. Horstkamp."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 26 Mar 1915
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011


O'NEILL, Mrs. Mary Ann Kean
 
Mrs. Mary Ann O'Neill, 84, widow of Edward O'Neill, 233 Averitt avenue, died last night after an illness of two weeks. She was a native of Cumberland and a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Kean. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are four sons, Edward P., Thomas H., Hugh P. and Joseph F. O'Neill; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph W. Weaver, Mrs. Karl C.
Miller and Mrs. George W. Goetz; a brother, Patrick E. Kean, all of Cumberland: a sister, Mrs Thomas Morrissey, Swissvale, Pa; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 19, 1940 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

 


O'NEILL, Thomas
 
Thomas A O'Neill, 86, of 619 North Centre Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Kean) O'Neill. He was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church. A retired pipe fitter, he was a member of Steamfitters Local 489. Surviving are a niece, Mrs James A Clark, with whom he resided. Two brothers, Hugh P and Joseph F O'Neill, city and a sister, Mrs Karl C Muller, Hyattsville. The body is at the Stein's Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday, 9 a.m. at St Patrick's church with interment in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 18, 1968 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012


OPEL, Miss Annie

SALISBURY — Miss Annie Opel, 76, died Wednesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born in Somerset County, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Savilla Gnegy. Since 1906, Miss Opel had made her home with the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Johnston, here. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its missionary society and had been a Sunday School teacher there for many years. She was also a member of the Salisbury American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are three brothers, Eli Opel, Lebanon, Ore.; John, Accident, and William, St. Paul, Pa., and four sisters, Mrs. Sadie Dort, Lebanon, Ore.; Mrs. Alice Newman, Fairchance, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Firl, Summit Mills, Pa., and Mrs. Elizabeth Long, Louisville, Ohio. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home here, and will be taken to St. John's Lutheran Church tomorrow at 1:30 p. m. for services at 2:30 p. m. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and burial will be in IOOF Cemetery here. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. John's Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 9, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010



OPEL, Earl Edward

Earl Opel, 64, of Long Stretch, who served two four-year terms as a Garrett County Commissioner, died March 15, 1984, at Fish Memorial Hospital, New Smyrna Beach Fla., while on a vacation trip in Florida. Born in Frostburg, Maryland, he was a son of the late Jacob Opel and Rose (Carey) Opel. He was the owner and operator of the Long Stretch Fruit Market. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion; a charter member of the Grantsville Lions Club, and a social member of the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice (Wilhelm) Opel; three sons, Dale Opel, David Opel and Bruce Opel, all of Star Route, Frostburg; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Finnell, Portland, Ore., and four grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where services were held by Pastor K. Almond. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Star Route, Frostburg.
Meyersdale, The Republic, March 22, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2011
 



OPEL, Miss Esther Margaret
 
ACCIDENT — Esther Margaret Opel, 91, of Accident, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at Alle Kiski Medical Center, Butler, Pa. Born July 8, 1915, in Keyser’s Ridge, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Zehner) Opel. She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Alma Opel, Mildred Wiedenheft, Edith Harman, Alverta Opel (infant), Leota Boltz and Claudine Opel; and a brother, Clyde Opel. She is the last member of her immediate family. Miss Opel was a lifelong member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, M.S., in Accident, from date of baptism Aug. 29, 1915 and confirmed on May 26, 1929. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years and member of the Ladies Aid Society and Secretary of Congregation. She was a graduate of Grantsville High School in 1931 and Frostburg State College in 1935, as a member of the first class with a B.S. degree in Education. Miss Opel taught for 40 years in Garrett County Schools. She is a member of Garrett County Retired Teachers Association and Maryland Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at St. Johns Lutheran Church, M.S., Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Douglas Kabell officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to services.  Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. Johns Memorial Fund or charity of choice.
abt. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014


 

OPEL, Jacob

Frostburg, Oct. 10 — Jacob Opal[sic], 65, Long Stretch, Route 40, injured yesterday when he fell from the hay loft of his barn, died last night at Miners' Hospital of a fractured skull. The farm, which he operated for many years, was located opposite the Colonial Inn. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his widow, the former Miss *Loretta Carey, are four sons, Leslie Opal, Salisbury, Pa.; Russell Opal, Baltimore; Earl Opal, who is serving in the United States Army in New Jersey, and William, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Blanch Finnell, Portland, Oregon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 10, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

Note: Obituary below gives wife's name as "Rose Elizabeth Carey"

 


 

OPEL, Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Carey

Salisbury, Pa., July 17 - Mrs. Rose Elizabeth (Carey) Opel, 63, died at her home near here last Saturday. She had been in ill health since April. The deceased was born May 28, 1883, in Garrett county, Md., a daughter of James and Ada (Blocher) Carey. Her husband, Jacob H. Opel, died in 1942. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Finnell, of Portland, Ore., and four sons, Lester, Elk Lick Township; and William, Earl and Russell, all of Frostburg. She was a sister of Mrs. Annie McKenzie of Frostburg, Mrs. Mary Robertson of LaVale, Mrs. Hazel Meese of Frostburg, and John and Allen Carey, also of Frostburg. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2011



 

OPEL, Simon E.

Simon E. Opel, 66, of Bittinger, died yesterday at his home. He had been ill some time. A native of Garrett County, he was born April 25, 1894, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Brenneman) Opel. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Opel; five sons, Bernard Opel, Pendleton, W. Va.; James Opel, Accident; Blaine Opel, Canton, Ohio; and Robert and Simon Opel, both at home; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Brenneman, Bittinger; Mrs. Verna Glotfelty of McHenry; Mrs. Fern Bowser, Hutton, Md.; Mrs. Melda Georg, Accident; Mrs. Norma Markley, Oakland; three brothers, Daniel Opel, Lamberton, Pa.; Albert Opel, Akron; Herman Opel, Accident; three sisters, Mrs. Susie Orndorff and Mrs. Leah Beitzel, both of Accident, and Mrs. Annie Tressler, Mt. Lake Park; 26 grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Glade Mennonite Church, with Rev. I. K. Metzler and Rev. Melvin Beiler. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010




ORD, Mrs. Anna E. McFarlane
 
"PIEDMONT-Mrs. Anna E. Ord, 80, widow of George P. Ord, died last night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Stine, 3 Dundee Street. She was born in Northumberland County, England, a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah McFarlane, and came to this country in 1904. She settled in Beryl and has resided in this section ever since. Mrs. Ord was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving, besides Mrs. Stine, are three sons, Harry and George P. Ord, both of Westernport, and Charles Ord, Arthurdale; and five other daughters, Mrs. James Douglass, Morgantown; Mrs. Thomas Devine, Westernport; Mrs. Sarah Mclntyre, Cumberland; Mrs. John Crist, Tyrone, Pa., and Mrs. Frances Stine, Omaha, and a grandson."
Cumberland Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 9 Nov 1952
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011



ORD, Harry P., Sr.
 
"Harry P. Ord Sr., 78, died Friday in the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center. Born in England, December 4,1898, Mr. Ord is survived by one son, Harry P. Ord Jr., Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Streets, Springfield, W. Va., and Mrs. Betty Hartman, Burlington, W. Va.; two brothers, George P. Ord, Westernport, and Charles Ord, Arthurdale, W. Va.; three sisiers, Mrs. Sarah Mclntyre, Cumberland, Dorothea Sline, Westernport, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stine, Tyler, Texas; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, is in charge of arrangements."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland 24 Jul 1977
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011


ORENDORF, Paul Bowen
 
Paul Bowen Orendorf, 86, LaVale, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his residence.  Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Jennings, he was a son of the late Simon and Anna (Beachy) Orendorf.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cumberland. A retired salesman, he was most recently employed by Economy Wholesale Grocery. He was a member of Woodman of the World, Camp 6, Cumberland, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Ruby J. (Buckel) Orendorf; two sons, Gary L. Orendorf, Gaithersburg, and Ronald P. Orendorf, Hightstown, N.J.; one sister, Ruth Spitzer, Harrisonburg, Va.; two grandchildren; andtwo great-grandchildren.  A memorial service was conducted at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cumberland, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with Pastor John Duffus officiating.  Interment was in Bittinger Cemetery, Bittinger.  Arrangements were handled by the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either the American Cancer Society or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
abt.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2003; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014

 


ORENDORF, Simon J.

GRANTSVILLE — Services for Simon J. Orendorf, 77, who died Friday at Springfield State Hospital, were conducted this afternoon at the Cassleman Mennonite Church, by Rev. Roy Kingsinger. Interment was in the church cemetery. Born at Bittinger, May 2, 1878, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sara (Bittinger) Orendorf. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Orendorf, a son, Paul Orendorf, Cumberland; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Spitzer, Edon, Va.; a brother, Asa Orendorf, Bittinger; two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Stanton and Mrs. Elizabeth Bittinger, both of here; and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 23, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010


 

ORENDORF, Mrs. Susie E. Opel

Mrs. Susie E. Orendorf, of here, died yesterday at her home. She had been in ill health one year. A native of Bittinger, she was born April 18, 1889 a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Brenneman) Opel. She was a member of the Maple Glen Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Howard Orendorf, of Largo, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Platter, Salem Va., and Mrs. Helen Thompson, Keyser; three brothers, Albert Opel, Akron; Daniel Opel, Masontown, Pa., and Herman Opel, of Accident; two sisters, Mrs. Leah Beitzel, Accident, and Mrs. Annie Tressler, Mt. Lake Park; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Glade Mennonite Church by Rev. Ivan Miller and Rev. Melvin Biler. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 5, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010


ORNDORF, Ralph W.

Ralph W. Orndorff, 62, of Ellerslie was found dead Thursday at his home. He was born in Mt. Savage, a son of the late Louis and Mary (Hogamire) Orndorff. Mr. Orndorff was employed as custodian at Northeast School. Survivors include his widow, Katharine (Barncord) Orndorff; four daughters, Mrs. Diana Kay Scritchfield, Mrs. Charles Logue and Mrs. Dale See, all of here; Mrs. Bonnie Jean Ruby, Baltimore; six sons, Richard and Paul Printy, both of here; Lynwood and Robert Printy, both of RD 1, Hyndman; Francis and Gerald Printy, both of Cumberland; two brothers, Raymond Orndorff, Mt. Savage; Robert Ford, Hoy, W. Va.; one sister, Miss Virginia Hogamire, California; 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Gene R. Perry will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, April 24, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2011


 

ORNER, George H.

George H. Orner, 55, of Salisbury RD 1, died May 24, 1972, at his home. Born in Avilton, Md., he was a son of the late Samuel and Mabel (McKenzie) Orner. An employee of the S. J. Groves and Sons Construction Company, he was an associate member of the Salisbury American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the LOOM Lodge 76, Meyersdale, and FOE Aerie 965, Falls Creek. Surviving are his widow, the former Viola Wilt; a son, Roger Orner, Meyersdale; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Miller, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Hollada, Salisbury RD 1; Mrs. Shelva Conn, Meyersdale; Mrs. JoAnn Weimer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Mrs. Shirley Anderson, Dickerson, Md.; 21 grandchildren; also a brother, Harry Orner, Salisbury RD 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Nelle Harding, Salisbury; and Mrs. Margaret Baer, Salisbury RD 1. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. David E. Fetter. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 25, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010
 

ORNER, Harry H.

Harry H. Orner, 70, Salisbury, died Dec. 3, 1983, in Cleveland Clinic. He was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Elk Lick Township, son of late Samuel and Marie (Crowe) Orner. He was preceded in death by wife, former Dorothy Mae Klavuhn. He is survived by two sons: Jack H., Salisbury; and William L., Grantsville RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Linda Baker, Cresaptown, Md.; and eight grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Baer, Salisbury RD 1; and Mrs. Nola McKenzie, Grantsville RD 1; two half-brothers; Charles Dishong, Texas; and Orville Dishong, Latrobe. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury; founder and part owner of Orner and Sons Trucking, Inc. Friends were received at Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury where services were held with the Rev. David E. Fetter officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery.
The New Republic December 8, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 5, 2012


 

ORNER, Samuel H.

Grantsville, Md., Jan. 10 — Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton, Md., for Samuel H. Orner, 77, who died Thursday afternoon, in his home near Salisbury, Pa. Rev. Father George Omer offlciated and interment was in the church cemetery. Born in Cambria County, Pa, Mr. Orner was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs George Orner. His wife, the former Sarah May Belle McKenzie, died several years ago. Surviving are four ohildren, Mrs. Mary Baer, Greenville Twp.; Mrs. Nellie Dishong, Salisbury, Somerset county; Harry, residing in Ohio; and George, Salisbury. He was a brother of Mrs. Tilley Reger, Johnstown, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dishong, Frostburg, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Agnes Cavanaugh

O'Rourke, Mrs Agnes Cavanaugh, wife of John L O'Rourke, died on Friday, April 7th. The body is at the home, East Main St; Lonaconing where friends and relatives will be received. Funeral on Monday, April 10th with mass in St Mary's church at 9:30 a.m. Interment at St Mary's cemetery. Arrangements by Eichhorn Funeral Services.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, April 9, 1944 - pg 23, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010
 



O'ROURKE, Mrs. Ann McHugh
 
Eckhart, Md - Jan 15 - Mrs. Michael O'Rourke, an aged and highly respected lady of Eckhart, died at her home in Eckhart late Monday night from old age and other complications, Mrs. O'Rourke was over eighty years old; She was born in Ireland, coming here when, young.  She was the widow of Michael O'Rourke, who died eight years ago, Mrs. O'Rourke had lived continuously in Eckhart, and was known far and wide, and liked by all. Two sons James, at home, and Prof. Patrick O'Rourke of Frostburg, survive, and Miss Mary O'Rourke, of Baltimore, and Mrs, Walker, of Virginia. The funeral will occur today (Wednesday) from her late home in Eckhart.  High mass for the repose of her soul will be sung by Rev. Father Cuddy in St Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery on Mt. Pleasant street, Frostburg.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, January 15, 1913 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 7, 2013
 



O'ROURKE, Mrs. Catherine Naughton
 
BARTON — Mrs. Catherine O'Rourke; 78, widow of Martin P. O'Rourke, died this morning in Cumberland.  A native of Barton she  was born May 9, 1879  a daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dailey) Naughton. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, James J. O'Rourke, of here; two brothers, Frank E. Naughton, Cumberland, and James G. Naughton, Westernport, and a granddaughter.  The body is at the Boal Funeral Home in Westernport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - December 9, 1957 - pg 9
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted November 22, 2013)
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Catherine Naughton
 
Requiem high mass for Mrs Catherine O'Rourke, of Barton, sister of James Naughton of Westernport was celebrated yesterday at 10:30 a.m. in St Peter's Catholic church, Westernport.  The Rev Charles Quinn, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the mass.  Interment was in St Mary's cemetery, Lonaconing. A daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dailey) Naughton, Mrs O'Rourke was born in Barton, may 9, 1879.  She was the widow of Martin P O'Rourke and a member of St Gabriel's Catholic church, Barton. Survivors include a son, James J O'Rourke, of Barton: two brothers; James Naughton of Westernport and Frank E Naughton of Cumberland and one granddaughter. Pallbearers were Cooper McCormick, Joseph Howell, Lionel Clark, Clement Logsdon, Leo Bradley and Marcus Naughton.
The Herald; Piedmont, Mineral Co, WVa -December 12, 1957
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted November 22, 2013)  


O'ROURKE, Mrs. Elizabeth McMahon

"Mrs. Elizabeth O'Rourke, formerly of Midland, Md., died Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock in her home, House 31, Buffington, of heart trouble. Mrs. O'Rourke is survived by her husband, Patrick O'Rourke; six children, Olive, George, Hugh, Isabelle and Betty, all at home and Mrs. John Cassidy of New Salem; her mother, Mrs. George McMahon and a brother, Peter McMahon, both of Midland and another brother, Frank of Bellingham, Wash. One grandchild also survives. Funeral services will be held in St. Procopius R C church in New Salem Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by burial in St Michael's cemetery at Frostburg, Md."
"Daily News Standard" Uniontown, Pennsylvania 2 Dec 1929
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009

 


 

O'ROURKE, Miss Ellen

Lonaconing, Jan. 23.—Miss Ellen O'Rourke, 57, of Watercliffe street, died yesterday in Miners' Hospital of Frostburg, where she has been a patient for nearly nine weeks, following a fall from a chair at her home whlch fractured her leg. She is survived by one sister, Mayme O'Rourke and three brothers, John J Sr and Joseph O'Rourke of this city and Patrick O'Rourke of Walfenburg, Colorado. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev Patrick J Bradley, pastor, in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 23, 1936 - pg 8, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, George P.

"George P. O'Rourke, 47, died suddenly early yesterday morning at his home, 1912 Frederick Street. He was an assistant supervisor in the textile department of the Amcelle plant of Celanese Fibers Company. Mr. O'Rourke was a native of Midland, and a son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (McMahon) O'Rourke. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and was a member of Cumberland Council 856, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth C. (O'Neal) O'Rourke; two sons, William P. O'Rourke, with the Navy at Yorktown, Va., and Charles W. O'Rourke at home; a daughter, Miss Betty O'Rourke, at home and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Schaffer, San Mateo, Cal., Mrs. John Reagan, New Salem, Pa., and Mrs. Clara Cassidy, Masontown, Pa. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Marius Elsener, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The La Salle Mothers Club will recite the Rosary tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Holy Name Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church and the Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral chapel."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 11 Apr 1960
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009



 

O'ROURKE, Harry L.

"WESTERNPORT - Harry L. O'Rourke, Sr., 64, of 422 Maryland Avenue, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient two months. Born in Midland, he was employed by the Chessie System at the Brunswick shops. His parents were the late Martin and Margaret (McVeigh) O'Rourke. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and St Peter's Catholic church. Surviving are his widow, Pauline (Tucci) O'Rourke; a son Harry L O'Rourke, Jr, Shenandoah Junction, W. Va,; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Dailey, McCoole; two brothers, John O'Rourke, Kensington and William O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Colo and three grandchildren. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The rosary will be recited there today at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 am at St Peter's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, 19 Apr 1974
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009


 


Hugh O'Rourke

O'ROURKE, Hugh

The death of Mr. Hugh O'Rourke, which resulted from a premature fall of coal in Mine No. 1 of the Consolidation Coal Co., yesterday morning, caused much regret in this community, where he was well known having been raised in Eckhart. Hugh O'Rourke was born in Allegany county, near Eckhart ...years ago.  He was the son of Michael O'Rourke, and is survided by his widow, who was a Miss Willison, of Eckhart, and one son and three daughters, all small.  Three brothers survive him.  They are Patrick of Frostburg, James of Eckhart and Michael of Pittsburg.
The funeral will take place from St. Joseph's church, Midland, and interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery, Frostburg.
Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbia, which organization will have charge of the funeral.

Oct. 16, 1907, Cumberland Evening Times 
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)


Hugh O'Rourke

O'ROURKE, Hugh

The funeral of Hugh O'Rourke, of Midland, whose distressing death is chronicled elsewhere in this issue, will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the late residence in Midland, proceeding to St. Joseph's church, where mass will be said at 11 o'clock.  The funeral cortege will then take the 12:50(?) train for Frostburg, where interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery.  The Knights of Columbus of Midland, of which the deceased was a member, will attend the funeral, meeting at the residence at 10:30 a. m.
October 16, 1907, Cumberland Evening Times 
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 

O'ROURKE. Hugh J.
 
Midland, Md Dec 15 - Hugh J O'Rourke, 24, former resident of Midland, died yesterday at New Salem, Pa after an illness of two weeks. Mr O'Rourke was the son of the late Elizabeth McMahon O'Rourke. He left Midland several years ago. Surviving besides his father, William Patrick O'Rourke are one brother, George P O'Rourke, Cumberland and four sisters, Alice and Betty O'Rourke, Mrs Clara Cassidy and Isabella Shaffer, all of New Salem.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, December 15, 1942 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 10, 2012



 

O'ROURKE, Hugh Martin

"Westernport-Hugh M. O'Rourke, 54, of 418 Maryland Avenue, was found dead yesterday at his home. A native of Midland, he was a son of the late Martin and Margaret (McVeigh) O'Rourke. Mr. O'Rourke was employed for a number of years at the Luke plant of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Mill and was formerly a personnel manager at the plant. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Westernport, was a graduate of St. Peter's High School and a member of the school's Alumni Association. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances (Shugart) O'Rourke; a daughter, Mrs. Emily Wilberg, Keyser; three sons, Martin F. O'Rourke, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Frank E. and Dennis J. O'Rourke, both of Harpers Ferry; three brothers, John O'Rourke, Kensington, Md., William O'Rourke, Colorado, and Harry O'Rourke, Westernport, and five grandsons. Another brother, Patrick O'Rourke, was killed in and automobile accident several years ago. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the Funeral Home tomorrow at 8 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 in St. Peter's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 16 Dec 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009

 


 

O'ROURKE, Maj. James T.

"Major James T. O'Rourke, Ret., 44, formerly of Mt. Savage, died this morning in Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Chicago. Born in Midland, he was a son of Patrick O'Rourke and the late Rose (McDermitt) O'Rourke. Major O'Rourke retired recently from the Army.  He enlisted in 1941 and served 46 months in North Africa.  Major O'Rourke also served in Germany and Alaska. Surviving besides his father who lives with a daughter in Flemington, N.J., are his widow, Mrs. Rosemary (Noonan) O'Rourke, two brothers, Michael O'Rourke, Laurel, Md., and John O'Rourke, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. O.J. Hale, Flemington, N.J.; Mrs. Anthony Beck, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. J.L. Becker, Highstown, N.J.; four sons, James O'Rourke Jr., Joseph O'Rourke, Kevin O'Rourke and John O'Rourke, all at home, and two daughters, Mary Ann O'Rourke and Kathleen O'Rourke, both at home. Services will be conducted Monday in Chicago and the body will be transported to Arlington National Cemetery for internment."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 19 Mar 1965
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009



 

O'ROURKE, John Francis

"John Francis (Jack) O'Rourke,77 of 542 Fairview Avenue at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. O'Rourke was a retired pipefitter from Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers company. He was born May 5, 1900 Midland, the son of the late John T and Mary Ellen (Creamer) O'Rourke. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church and was an extraordinary minister of the church. He belonged to the St. Vincent dePaul Society and was one of the first members of the parish council at St. Patrick's Church. He also was a member of the St. Patrick's Senior citizen Club; Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus since 1918 and was a past grand knight of the council. He was a member of Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elmo (Martin) O'Rourke; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Kelly, Baltimore, one sister, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh this city and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m."
"Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, 10  Sep 1977
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009


O'ROURKE, Joseph, Sr.
 
Lonaconing, Md., June 1—Joseph O'Rourke, Sr., 57, died, at his home on Watercllff street, at 4;30 p. m. yesterday. Mr. O'Rourke was a life-long resident. Surviving are his widow, Tilly Marley O'Rourke and the following children: Joseph, Mamie, Helen, Michael and Thomas O'Rourke. He was a brother of John and Mamie O'Rourke, of Lonaconing, and Patrick O'Rourke, of Colorado. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick J. Bradley officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, June 1, 1936 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 5, 2013


 

O'ROURKE, Child of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph

FROSTBURG
Death of a Child
A child of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph O'Rourke, of Midlothian near this place, died at their home on Saturday and was buried on Sunday in the McLuckie cemetery, near Frostburg. Services were conducted by Rev. Jno. Clymer, of Hancock, who is visiting his son, Dr. F. L. Clymer at Midlothian.
Evening Times - Cumberland, MD - Tuesday, September 29, 1908 - Page 10
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010



O'ROURKE, Joseph Edward 
 
The Rev. John Tierney S S, Baltimore was a celebrant of a requiem high mass this morning in St. Patrick's Church for his brother-in-law, Joseph Edward O'Rourke, 37, of 218 Park street, who died early Sunday morning.  Interment was made in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were Michael O'Neil, Neil McGinn, Robert Murray, William Lippold, Walter Martin, Monroe Sharer and Maurice Stegmaler.  Mr. O'Rourke was the husband of Mrs. Esther Tierney O'Rourke, and the son of Mrs. Mary Cramer O'Rourke and the late John O'Rourke. A native of Midland, he was employed as a salesman for the Pritchard Company, wholesale grocers.  Other survivors include four brothers, Patrick A. O'Rourke, of Frostburg; John, Hugh and Ray O'Rourke, all of this city; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh, also of this city.  Members of the Cumberland Lodge No, 23, B.P.O. Elks, held a memorial service at the O'Rourke home last evening.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., September 4, 1945 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 16, 2013 

 

O'ROURKE, Miss Mamie V.

LONACONING—Miss Mamie V. O'Rourke, of here, died this morning in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Smith) O'Rourke. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the sodality of the parish. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:3o a.m. St. Mary's Church by Rev Thomas Fannon and interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, July 1, 1961 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Margaret McVeigh

Margaret O'Rourke, 83, of 422 Maryland Avenue, died this morning in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV, where she had been a patient two weeks. A native of Ocean, Mrs. O'Rourke had resided here since 1910. Her parents were the late Hugh and Catherine (Cavanaugh) McVeigh. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surviving are four sons, Hugh M. O'Rourke, Westernport; William J. O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Col.; Harry L. O'Rourke, at home, and John F. O'Rourke, Kensington, Md. Her husband, Martin T. O'Rourke, died in January, 1931. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont where a requiem mass will be celebrated
Monday at 9 a. m. in St. Peter's Church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - April 20, 1956 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010



O'ROURKE, Martin Thomas

"The funeral services for Martin T. O'Rourke, aged 59, husband of Margaret O'Rourke, who died Thursday, were held Monday morning from St. Peter's Catholic Church with interment in St. Peter's cemetery. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. William J. C. McVeigh, Oakland. Md., a brother of Mrs. O'Rourke. Rev. A Scarpati, pastor, delivered a short sermon. Monsignor James Quinn of Cumberland and Rev. William E. Kelly, Hancock, Md., were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were James A. Niland, Hugh J. O'Rourke, Samuel W. Widmer, William P. Kelly, M.P. Cosgrove and Lawrence Dunn; flower-bearers: Michael O'Rourke, Conn Shuck and P.A. Moran. Among those who attended the funeral were: Patrick O'Rourke, New Salem, W. Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Patrick Cavanaugh, National, Md., Henry McVeigh and family, John McVeigh, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Canty, Harry Dunn, Mrs. Charles McGowan, Miss Mary O'Rourke, Mr. and Mrs. John Kenny and son, John, Simon Reilly, Mrs. Garrett Burns, Isaac O'Rourke, Mrs. Patrick Manley, Mrs. Frank Burns, Midland, Md.; Mrs. James Carroll, Mrs. Frank Mullen, Miss Emily Glover, Mrs. John T. O'Rourke and family, Mrs. Bernard McGreevy, Mrs. John Malloy, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Sarah Cummins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard and children, Pittsburgh, Ray Fannon and Chas. Sloan, Mt. Savage, Miss Mary Cramer, Washington, D.C."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, 7 Jan 1931
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009




O'ROURKE, Mrs. Mary Ellen Creamer
 
Mrs. Mary Ellen O'Rourke, 82, widow of John T. O'Rourke, died yesterday evening at the home of a son, John F. O'Rourke, 542 Fairview Streel, following a lingering illness. Born at Vale Summit, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Stanton) Creamer, Mrs. O'Rourke had resided here 32 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the parish. Surviving, besides the son with whom she resided, are three other sons: Patrick A. 0'Rourke, Frostburg; Hugh M. O'Rourke, this city and Raymond B. O'Rourke, La Vale; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh, city; a brother, Cornelius Creamer, Tunnelton,W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Walsh, Boston; 49 (?) grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the residence where the Sodality will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, July 31, 1955 - pg 34, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 3, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Matilda A Marley

Mrs. Joseph O'Rourke
LONACONING — Mrs. Matilda A. O'Rourke, 79, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary Ann (McPartland) Marley. Her husband, Joseph O'Rourke, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the sodality of the parish. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Borgman, here, and Mrs. John McKenney, Duquesne, Pa.; three sons, Joseph and Michael O'Rourke, both of here, and Thomas O'Rourke, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. John Gorman, Macon, Ga., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. Fred Duke, celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 8, 1962 - pg 22, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, Michael A.

Michael A. O'Rourke, 54, Midland, died last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. John A. Malloy, 300 Magruder.street, after a long illness. Mr. O'Rourke, a natlve of Midland, was a son of the late Patrick and Mary Anne (Cavanaugh) O'Rourke. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church Midland. Surviving are another sister, Miss Mary A. O'Rourke, Midland; and five brothers, Patrick F. O'Rourke, Mt Savage; James C. O'Rourke, Glen Ellen, Cal., and Hugh J., Martin P and Isaac P O'Rourke Midland The body has been taken to the O'Rourke home in Midland.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, March 22, 1940 - pg 13. col 4.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010

O'ROURKE, Michael A.

Rites for Michael A, O'Rourke
Funeral services for Michael A. O'Rourke, Midland, who died in Cumberland Thursday night, were conducted Monday morning at St. Joseph's Church, Midland. Rev. Elmer Fisher, pastor, officiated at a Requiem High Mass. Rev. Francis J, McKowen, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Cumberland, and Rev. Simon Kenny, St. Mary's Church, Hagerstown, were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were John O'Rourke, Hugh O'Rourke, Victor Malloy, Gerard Malloy, Cumberland; James O'Rourke, Mt. Savage, and Charles McGown, Midland, all nephews. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, March 26, 1940 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010


O'ROURKE, Patrick
 
PATRICK O'ROURKE, 74, EDUCATOR, DEAD
Former Principal of State Normal Expires At Frostburg After Long Illness.
Frostburg, Md., Oct. 22—The funeral of Patrick O'Rourke, aged 74 years, well known educator and fossil collector, who died yesterday afternoon from old age complications, will be held from St. Michael's Catholic Church on Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph A. Weber, assistant pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mr. O'Rourke had been ill for some months and early this week his condition became gradually weaker. He died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, 83 West Union street. The immediate members of his family were at his bedside.  Mr. O'Rourke was born at Washington Hollow, near Eckhart, April 3,1856. He attended school until nine years of age and then sought work in the coal mines. Following study at night by candle light, eager for an education, he passed an examination to teach in the public schools when he was 21. His first school was at Pompey Smash, near Vale Summit. Teaching seven years he decided that he should seek a higher education and attended the Danville Normal College, Danville, Ind., where he received his bachelor's degree and also became highly interested in the study of geology.  He started his huge collection of fossils while attending Danville Normal in 1886. From that date up to present time over 5000 fossils were collected, ranging in size from a hickory nut to large stone weighing several hundred pounds. Shortly prior to his death he had planned to bequeath the same to the Maryland Academy of Science, Baltimore. On numerous occasions he had requests to place his collection on exhibition in New York and Washington.  Returning to Allegany County he began teaching at Grahamtown public school, later at Hill Street School and was then made assistant superintendent of public schools in the county. He was later made a member of the State Normal School faculty and for one year served as principal of the school rounding up his educational career with 12 years of service at Normal.  Retiring in 1927.  Mr O'Rourke is survived by his widow, Mrs Annie O'Rourke, two daughters, Mrs Ruth Fuller, Washington, D.C. and Miss Anna O'Rourke at home; one brother and one sister, James O'Rourke and Mrs William Walker of Baltimore, both of whom arrived at the O'Rourke's this morning.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 23, 1930 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 7, 2013
  

O'ROURKE, Patrick A.

O'Rourke Services
Frostburg - A Mass of the Resurrection for Patrick A O'Rourke, 76, of Frost Village, who died Sunday will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
A Christian Wake will be conducted at the funeral home today at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Edward Jackson, John Riley, Thomas Harbaugh, Patrick J. O'Rourke, Steven South and Bryson Beal.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, November 28, 1972 - pg 16, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010
 

 


O'ROURKE, Patrick W.
 
O'ROURKE, PATRICK W. aged 70, of House 81 Buffington, died Wednesday, January 25, 1950 at 1:55 p.m. He was well known in Buffington, where, he had resided for the past 25 years. He was a member of St. Procopius R. C. Church: and U.M.W.A., Palmer, Local 6548. His wife Elizabeth O'Rourke preceded him in death in 1929 and a son Hugh in 1942. Surviving are these children, Mrs. Alice Whited of Briers Hill, Mrs. Clara Cassidy of Edenborn, George of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Isabel Shaffer of San Mateo. Cal., Mrs. Betty Reagan, at home; twenty two grand-children: one great-grandchild. Friends are being received in the late home, house 81 Buffington after 6 o'clock Thursday evening until 8:30 Saturday morning when brief services will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass in St Procopius R C church with the Rev Fr J J Skrak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, Md, under the direction of the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home. New Salem.
Evening Standard; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Thursday, January 26, 1950 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 20, 2013

 
O'ROURKE, Patrick W. 
 
Friends are being received in the late home, House 81, Buffington, until 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning, January 28, when brief services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass at nine o'clock in St. Procopius R. C. Church with the Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, Md., Under the direction of the C, B. Dearth sons Funeral Home, New Salem.
Evening Standard; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, January 27, 1950 - pg 3, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 20, 2013

 

O'ROURKE, Peter

Cumberland MD
Mr. Peter O'ROURKE, one of Lonaconing's oldest and most respected citizens, died yesterday morning.
Evening Times page 3, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1905

Cumberland, MD
The funeral of Mr. Peter O'ROURKE took place this morning at 8:30 from his residence on Watercliff.  Solemn high mass was celebrated at St.Mary's church, Rev. J. ONCWAY officiating.
Evening Times  page 2, Sept. 20, 1905
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
 



 

O'ROURKE, Peter

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Peter O'Rourke, Tuesday morning at his home in Denver, Colo. He was a native of Lonaconing and a resident up until 35 years ago. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs. Peter O'Rourke, natives of Ireland. Mr. O'Rourke married in Colorado. He is survived by his widow and several children and three brothers: Joseph and John O'Rourke, Lonaconlng;, and Patrick O'Rourke, Denver, and two sisters, Misses Ellen and Mayme O'Rourke, of Lonaconing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning with services and interment in Denver.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 5, 1931 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rose V. McDermitt

A requiem mass for Mrs. Rose V. (McDermitt) O'Rourke, 68, wife of Patrick F. O'Rourke, who died yesterday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor.  Funeral will take place in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Poland, Thomas Stephens, William Farrell, Edward Deffinbaugh, Charles Mulligan and Lawrence Fannon. Mrs. O'Rourke was a member of the Catholic Daughters of American and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 10 May 1955: "MT. SAVAGE
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009




O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rosemary Noonan

"Mrs. James T.  O'Rourke-
Mt. Savage - Mrs. Rosemary O'Rourke, 54, of Laurel, died Friday in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington. Born in Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (McNamee) Noonan.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain James T. O'Rourke. Mrs. O'Rourke attended St. Patrick's elementary School here.  She was graduated from Ursuline Academy, Cumberland, and College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore. Surviving are four sons, James O'Rourke, John O'Rourke and Kevin O'Rourke, all of Laurel; Joseph O'Rourke, Chicago; two daughters Mrs. Mary Anne Heflin and Mrs. Katherine Dolce, both of Laurel, and nine grandchildren."
Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 11 Apr 1976
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009




O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rose Victoria McDermitt
 
Mrs. Patrick F. O'Rourke
MT. SAVAGE—Mrs. Rose Victoria O'Rourke. 68, wife of Patrick F. O'Rourke, died yesterday at her residence here after a lingering illness. Mrs. O'Rourke was a daughter of the late Francis and Katherine McDermitt of Mt Savage. Surviving in addition to her husband are seven children: Mrs James Hale, Somerville, N.J.; Mrs Jerome Becker, Highstown, N.J.; Mrs Anthony Beck, Mt Savage; Francis Patrick O'Rourke, Confluence, Pa; Lt James O'Rourke, Ft Meade; Michael O'Rourke, Laurel and John O'Rourke, Hyattsville and 17 grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs Katie Copleston and Veronica McDermitt, Mt Savage and a brother, Thomas McDermitt, Beckley, W VA. Mrs O'Rourke, a graduate of St Joseph's Hospital of Nursing, Baltimore, was a member of St Patrick's Catholic church, here. She was a graduate of the old St Catherine's College, Catonsville, Md.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., May 9, 1955 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey
Posted April 16, 2011


O'ROURKE, Mrs. Veronica Stakem

Mrs. Patrick A. O'Rourke
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, 58;.wife of Patrick A O'Rourke, 274 East Main Street died last night in Miners Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Esther (Cavanaugh) Stakem. Survivors: besides-her husband include a son, Edward J. 0'Rourke: Frostburg; a daughter, Miss Mary Esther O'Rourke, Washington: four sisters, Mrs. Margaret McDonough, Mrs. William Broderick and Mrs. Bernard Miller, all of Lonaconing, and Mrs. Frank Kelly, Cumberland, and three brothers, Thomas Stakem, Midland, and Daniel and Edward Stakem, Lonaconing. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the parish. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, October 31, 1955 - pg 14, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Veronica Stakem

O'Rourke Funeral
FROSTBURG—A requiem mass for Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, 58, wife of Patrick A. O'Rourke, 274 East Main Street, who died Sunday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church., Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the Catholic Women's Organization of St. Michaels parish will recite the rosary today at 8 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, November 1, 1955 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010



 

O'ROURKE, William

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
William O'Rourke, 47, former resident of Lonaconing and for many years a member of the Lonaconing city band, died at 10 a. m. Monday in Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, O., following an illness of eight days. Mr. O'Rourke has lived in Cleveland for the past seven years, moving there from Lonaconing. He is survived by two sisters, the Misses Mayme and Ellen O'Rourke, at home; three brothers, John and Joseph, this place, and Patrick, of Denver, CoL The body of Mr. O'Rourke will be brought to Lonaconing, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 14, 1931 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010

 


 

O'ROURKE, William Joseph

DEATHS AND FUNERALS
O'ROURKE — Mr. William O'Rourke, 2831 N. John, passed away today in a local hospital.  Arrangements later.
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph; Colorado Spring, El Paso Co, Colorado, October 8, 1976 - pg 4a, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010

O'ROURKE, William Joseph

Mass of Christian Burial for William Joseph O'Rourke will be read at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. The Rosary for Mr. O'Rourke will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in Swan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. O'Rourke, 2821 N. John St. died here Friday. He was retired from Civil Service, having previously retired in 1967 from the Air Defense Command. He was born June 12, 1906 in Midland, Md., was married in 1939 in North Carolina,, and had lived here since 1951. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Margaret O'Rourke: two daughters, Kathy O'Rourke of Colorado Springs and Mrs. John McLaughlin of Gainesville, Fla.; a son, William Martin O'Rourke of Denver; a brother, John O'Rourke of Kensington, Md., and two grandchildren.
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph; Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, Colorado, October 9, 1976 - pg 4, col 2,3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010



Name:  Harry J. Orr, of Somerset

Parents: William John and Lavina Adella (Henneman) Orr

DOB: February 1, 1924, in Indiana

DOD:  May 13, 2010 at the In Touch Hospice House

Spouse: Jean (Tressler) Orr

Predeceased by: parents, William John and Lavina Adella (Henneman) Orr; sisters, Stella George and Martha Ponte and first wife, Margie Jane Buterbaugh

Survived by:  wife, Jean (Tressler) Orr, children, Rodney Daniel Orr and wife Kathy, and Jane E. Wells; grandchildren, Joel, Sara, Kenneth, Cody; great grandson, Elijah; step-children, Andrew J., Kevin A. Miller, Marsha Carlson and
their families.

Burial:  not noted


Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014


ORR, William, Sr.

LONACONING — William (Scotty) Orr Sr., 73, of 45 Douglas Avenue, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. A native of Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert and Agnes (Simpson) Orr. His wife, Janet (Speir) Orr, preceded him in death. He was a retired Celanese Fibers Company employe. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Mullen, McCoole; five sons, Robert, Orr, Venezuela; William E. (Scotty) Orr Jr., deputy sheriff for Allegany County, Midland; James Orr, Monaco; Pa.; Drummond Orr, Green Belt, and Dundas Orr, College Park; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Drummond of New Jersey; three brothers, Dundas Orr, Orbisonia, Pa., John Orr, New Zealand, and James Orr, Pawtucket, R. I.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John 0. Price. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



ORRICK, Charles James

C. James Orrick, president of the J. C. Orrick & sons Co, wholesale grocers, this city, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at Long Beach California, where he had been for 2 years, aged 62 years. Mr. Orrick had been residing at Riverside, California with members of his family for five years.
Charles James Orrick was born in Honeywood, Berkeley Co, Va., now W. Va., November 8, 1850.

Cumb News of 31st.
Keyser Tribune, November 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010



ORRIS, Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Elizabeth Orris, 80, of Des Moines, Iowa, a native of Frostburg, died there July 8. She was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Ryan) Sullivan, and prior to moving to Iowa was a trained nurse in the old Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland. Surviving are two daughters, a son and a sister. A number of nieces and nephews also survive here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 12, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012



ORT, Benjamin Andrew
 
Benjamin Andrew Ort, 46, died this morning while enroute to Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home, 815 Manns Terrace. Born at Borden, he was a son of William B. and Bertha May (Wilson) Ort. An employe of the Fairchild plant at Hagerstown, Mr. Ort had formerly been employed 20 years at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company plant. Mr. Ort was a member of Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Frostburg. He was a veteran of Army service during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora (Robertson) Ort; a son, Benjamin A. Ort Jr., at home; four daughters, Mrs. Bruce Diehl, Mt. Savage, and Misses Rosalie M., Virginia L. and Gladys J. Ort. all at home; a stepson, William E. Robertson, at home; a brother, William L. Ort, this city; two sisters, Mrs. Cantrell Campbell and Mrs. Stanley E. Davis, both of this city. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 11, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012


ORT, Mrs. Bertha May Wilson

Mrs. Bertha May Ort, 62, of 815 Mann's Terrace, died last night at Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for about three years. A native of Frostburg, Mrs. Ort was a daughter of the late Theodore and Rebecca (Shell) Wilson. She was a member of the Women of the Moose of Frostburg. Surviving are her husband, William B. Ort; two sons, William Leroy Ort, city, and Benjamin A. Ort, Eckhart; two daughters, Mrs. Cantrill Campbell and Mrs. Stanley Davies, city; three brothers, Chester Wilson, Frostburg; Arnold Wilson, Jeanette, Pa., and George Wilson, Knapp's Meadow; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Brown, Frostburg; Mrs. George Buckalew, Borden Shaft, and Mrs. Charles Cook, city, and 16 grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hixson T. Bowersox, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 17, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011


ORT, Conrad B.
 
Frostburg, Md., Oct. 20 — Conrad B. Ort, aged 76 years, a resident of Beall street, died early this morning at the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, following an. Hospital, following an illness of several months. Born at Borden Mines, Mr. Ort worked as a blacksmith for thirty years, for the Borden Mining Company, and later entered business for himself in Frostburg. He retired about 15 years ago. He also was president of a pants manufacturing company in Frostburg, which later was dissolved. Besides his widow, Mrs. Lavernia (sic) Betz Ort, he is survived by one brother, Daniel Ort, Munhall, Pa. He was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, and for several years served as an elder. He also belonged to the Bible class.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 20, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012



ORT, Conrad
 
Frostburg, Md., Oct. 22 - The funeral of Conrad Ort who died Thursday morning was held this afternoon from the home on Beall street. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul A. Weldley, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 22, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted November 3, 2012


ORT, Mrs. Ellen Whitehead

Mrs. John Ort, Sr. died yesterday at the age of 65 years, 7 months, after an illness of less than a week, from paralysis. Mrs. Ort was born in Pennsylvania, and was married to Mr. John Ort in 1862. She is survived by her husband and the following children, all residing of this place: Messrs. John Ort Jr. and Henry Ort, Mrs. John Cline, Mrs. Henry Linkan, Mrs. John Kroll and Mrs. Conrad Kroll. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Salem Reformed Church, of which she was a consistent and devoted member. Rev. G.E. Metzger, officiating. Interment will be made in the Allegany Cemetery.
Frostburg Bureau of the Evening Times, Thursday, October 24, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2011



ORT, Mrs. Jean Chapman
 
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Jean Chapman Ort, 75, widow of John Ort, died last night at Miners' Hospital. Mrs. Ort was stricken with a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Yates, on February 14. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Nellie Love, Frostburg; Mrs. Lester Beatie, Laurel; Mrs. Richard O'Leary, Philadelphia, and George Ort. A twin sister, Mrs. Mary Clise, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; two brothers, David Chapman, Cumberland, and Joseph Chapman, Charleston, W. Va.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. She was a member of Mountain Chapter No. 15, Order of Eastern Star, and of Calanthe Temple No. 3, Pythian Sisters. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted November 3, 2012


ORT, Mrs. Jean Chapman
 
FROSTBURG — Funeral services for Mrs. Jean (Chapman) Ort, 75, widow of John Ort, who died Thursday in Miners' Hospital, were held yesterday afternoon from the Hafer Funeral Home. Rev.George L. Wehler, pastor of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church; officiated. Pallbearers, all nephews, were Walker, Lester, William, John, Francis, and Daniel Chapman, Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 21, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted November 3, 2012



ORT, John

Frostburg, Sept. 6 - John Ort, 67, former Consolidation Coal Company employe, died last night at his home, 30 Beall street, as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks ago. He was a member of Mountain City Council No. 11, Junior Order American Mechanics and Frostburg Lodge No. 248, Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jean Chapman Ort; a son, George Ort; four daughters, Mrs. Reginald Yates and Mrs. Nellie Love, this place; Mrs. Richard O'Leary, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Lester Batte, Laurel; a brother, Henry Ort, here; and three sisters, Mrs. Conrad Kroll, and Mrs. John Kroll, this place; and Mrs. Harry Zinkan, Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2011


 

ORT, John C.

Mr. John C. Ort, one of Frostburg's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Conrad Kroll, on Washington Street, on Saturday evening. On Friday he was assisting his daughter, Mrs. Kroll, in placing some groceries on the shelf in the storeroom kept by his son-in-law, Mr. Kroll, and accidentally fell down the steps leading to the cellar, the trap door in the floor having been left open. In falling, he grabbed a box of groceries which he had been helping to place on the shelves in the store, pulling it with him, the box falling upon him, causing internal injuries which resulted in his death. Mr. Ort was 72 years of age and came to this country 66 years ago from Germany, and has lived in this vicinity ever since, except for six years he spent in Pennsylvania. He was a miner by occupation and was a steady and industrious worker, of a quiet disposition and highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by the following children, all residents of this place: Mrs. Christina Cline, Mrs. Maggie Z--man, Mrs. Nellie Kroll, Mrs. Maud Kroll, Mr. John Ort and Mr. Henry Ort. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Tuesday with services at the German Reformed Church on Broadway, Mr. Ort having been a member of this church for a great many years. The pastor, Rev. George E. Metzger, will officiate. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Monday, November 30, 1908, Frostburg Bureau of the Evening Times
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010



ORT, Mrs. Lavina Betz

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Lavina (Betz) Ort, 93, widow of Conrad Ort, died late last night in Miners Hospital where she was admitted November 27 after suffering a fractured right hip in a fall at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. B. Williams, 51 Ormond Street, with whom she resided. A native and life resident of Frostburg, Mrs. Ort was a daughter of the late Jacob and Phillip (Heintz) Ort. She belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Guild of the congregation. Until recently, Mrs. Ort took an active part in church affairs. Besides her sister, she leaves a brother, Edward L. Betz, former Frostburg jeweler, of Kansas City, Mo., and a number of nephews and nieces, including Miss Gertrude Williams, of the Beall High School faculty, and Miss Nell Betz, Frostburg. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p. m. from the Williams residence with Rev. Justus Liesmann, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 12, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



ORT, William B.
 
William B. Ort, 71, of 878 Sperry Terrace, died this morning at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient five weeks. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Brode) Ort. He was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and was a member of the Moose Lodge of Frostburg. Survivors include a son, William L. Ort, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Cantrill Campbell and Mrs. Stanley Davies, both of this city; a brother, Howard Ort, Zihlman; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted November 3, 2012


 

OSBORNE, Squire D. P.

After an illness of several months, Squire D. P. Osborne passed away at his home on Centre street on Sunday morning. He was a native of Pennsylvania but had his home in Keyser for the past 14 years. For many years he was a successful schoolteacher, but the latter part of his life was devoted to milling. At the last election he was elected in this district as Justice of the Peace. He is survived by a widow and three daughters, Mrs. Roxanna Diehl of Bedford, Pa.; Mrs. Carrie Ash, of Cumberland; and Mrs. Etta Stafford, of Keyser; also one brother, Mr. W. W. Osborne, of Altoona, Pa. He was buried from his home on Monday, the Rev. F. H. Havenner, one of whose church he was an active member, conducting the service. The funeral was in charge of the G. A. R., of which he was a member.
Keyser Tribune November 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 30, 2010


 

OSBORNE, Miss Ellen M.

Miss Ellen M. Osborne died at the residence of her brother, Mr D P Osborne, on Centre street, Thurs evening at five o'clock, aged 86 years and 19 days. She was burn in Fulton county, Pa, in 1825 and had made her home in Keyser for about 12 years. Prof W W Osborne, who is Principal of the public schools of Altoona Pa, is a brother and he and Mr D P Osborne are now the only living members of a once large family.
Miss Osborne had been a consistent member of the M E Church since childhood. The interment will be in Queen's Point Cemetery tomorrow, Sat, afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 pm conducted by Rev F H Havenner. She had reached a ripe old age and a golden sheaf has been gathered into the granary above.
Keyser Tribune, November 17, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010




OSS, George A.

ELK GARDEN - Mr. George A. Oss who was horribly cut with a rapidly running saw and died in a few hours at the Red Bridge on Abram's Creek, Grant Co., was well known here. He attended church and Sunday school frequently at this place while he was operating his mill at Atlantic. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of everyone. He was an earnest Christian, a member of the M. E. Church. His generous nature is shown by the following incident: A young man at his mill was taken down with appendicitis. He was in poor circumstances and Mr. Oss sent him to the hospital for treatment, which was successful, and assumed all expenses. This is but one of his many charitable acts. His many warm friends here were exceedingly shocked on hearing of his sudden death. A good many has been taken away.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

OSS, George A.

HARTMONSVILLE - All hearts were made sad on last Saturday, when the news came by phone that Mr. George Oss had been fatally hurt on his sawmill on Johnny Cake Run. While the saw was in motion, he was walking on a loose plank lying on the saw carriage, and it is supposed the plank tilted and threw him on the large saw which was making several revolutions a minute, cutting off his right hand and into his chest, exposing the lungs. Dr. Lantz of Hartmonsville, Dr. Keim of Elk Garden, Dr. Drinkwater of Gorman, were called by phone and they did all they could to relieve his suffering. The accident occurred about 10 am, and he lived until 7 pm. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and five children and a host of friends. He was a member of the M. E. Church, an earnest Christian, kind neighbor and genial friend.   He was taken to Keyser Tuesday for burial. W. H. Kight, of Elk Garden, was undertaker.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

OSS, George A.

SCHELL, Dec 2 - George Oss, a well known sawmill and lumber man, who had purchased a tract of timber of Russ Likens, near Red Bridge, on Abrams Creek, and had quite recently put in a mill and commenced to cut timber, on last Saturday about 10 am, in passing the large saw while it was in motion, stepped on a board that tilted and threw him on the saw, cutting off his right hand and cutting across his back and side so that, it is said, they could see his heart. He lived in this condition until about 7 o'clock pm. He was taken to Keyser Tues for burial.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

OSS, George A.

In an accident, Saturday, November 30, 1912, at his sawmill near Schell, W Va, Mr George A Oss suffered fatal injuries followed in a few hours by death. During the few intervening hours between the calamitous occurrence and the end of life he was not only rational but capable of conversing with his family and advising his wife as to the course most practicable for her in future direction of affairs. After full and clear explanations of his secular appertaining, he calmed himself to meet without dread the waiting messenger. At noon, Tues, Dec 3, 1912, the remains were brought by relatives, accompanied by friends from several states, for funeral observances conducted in the Methodist Episcopal Church by its pastor, the Rev Mr Havenner. The impressive service reached the people and enlisted (small part of article damaged).....
At the conclusion of the church rites the body was conveyed for interment in the cemetery south of town. Mr Oss is survived by a widow, four sons and a daughter, none of the children yet grown and by a brother, Mr William Oss of Swanton, Md, with whom, during the major part of his business career, he was associated in the lumber trade. The subject of this mention was born near Frostburg, Allegany Co, Md, thirty-eight years from the 15th day of Jan, 1913. In the early days of his boyhood the lines did not fall to him in pleasant places and he had to baffle stubborn *...on the obscure pathway trod to man's estate; to him no schoolroom nor seat of learning was there, and he reached the age of majority with all of those native qualities of mind and aspiration struggling as the sun-rays to penetrate and dispel the morning mist that cloud them. Storms of adversity beating down the average man, brought only refreshing and vitalizing stimulants to the manly courage of George Oss. Once when his business was responding to his strict and judicious supervision, a well stocked lumber yard was totally swept away by fire, and later a sawmill with valuable equipment was devoured in flames; but over the ashes and embers of these losses he would rebuild and further extend his growing trade. From the first receipts coming in answer to his brave struggle he used in liberal part of obtain books for information so sorely hidden from him. It had not been his privilege to attend school a single day in his life and every mental and business possession of his had been quarried from the granite rock of a self-imposed toil. He procured and read the best works from thoughtful authors on civil and religious subjects and informed himself from the most modern and useful lexicons and encyclopedias to be had. He was a church member of uncompromising religious convictions, like Abraham; marking the origin of the wonderful Jewish race, in the community in which he pitched his tent there his altar was built, and these altars speak for him now when he is gone. contemplating such a life it ceases to be strange that, in the final hour, he could tranquilly counsel loved ones about him, and then happy in the serenity of an abiding faith, bow a submissive head and pass down the shaded river in peace.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010




OSTEN, John

John Osten an inmate of the Mineral Co alms house, died Thurs. 
DAWSON NEWS  June 26
Keyser Tribune, June 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010




O'TOOLE, Mrs. Bridget McLarkie

"Mrs. O'Toole was one of the oldest residents of Beaver county and is survived by six daughters and two sons, 90 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, making 176 descendants in all. During the life of Mrs. O'Toole and her residence with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Atkinson, five generations were living under one roof at 115 Spring street. The daughters are Mrs. Mary Ann Atkinson, of Woodlawn, Mrs. Bridget Douglas, of Butte City, Montana; Mrs. D. A. Hart of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Julia Putt of Saxon, Pa.; Mrs. Thomas O'Connor of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Winifred Mills of Westernport, Ind. [sic-should be Md] The sons are A. J. Donahue of Omaha, Neb., and Patrick Donahue of Lanaconing [sic-should be Lonaconing], Md. Funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of daughters and sons of the deceased from Omaha, Neb., which may be Wednesday or Thursday. Deceased was a member of the Roman Catholic church from childhood. Interment is to take place in Turtle Creek cemetery, Braddock "
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
(No source of date given)
Posted July 29, 2009


O'TOOLE, John [see also TOOLE, John]

"Funeral of John O'Toole--
John O'Toole, who died at his home in Barton, last Saturday, after a lingering illness of nearly two years, was buried at nine a. m. Monday from St. Gabriel's Church, where a requiem mass was sung by the Rev. James Quinn. The remains were followed to the grave by a long procession of relatives and friends.  Mr. O'Toole served as a teamster in the Union army nearly four years and was with McClellan's army in front of Richmond. He had several narrow escapes from capture.  After the war he joined his family in Barton, where he has since been respected as one of its best citizens.  Few people knew that he had served with the army, as he was not given to talk on that subject, and never mentioned it save to some old soldier, to whom he would talk freely about his war  experiences.  Mr. O'Toole is survived by one daughter, Miss Kathleen - who has been a most devoted muse and companion.  The pallbearers were: Thos. Gannon, Theodore George, P. H. Gallagher, Sr., John Bean, Thomas Condon and Martin Cady.  Interment was made in St. Gabriel's Cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wed 31 Mar 1909
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 5, 2011
 



O'TOOLE, Miss Kate

Midland, April 16—The funeral of Miss Kate O'Toole, who died yesterday morning at the Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, will be held tomorrow morning with requiem mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9 o'clock. Miss O'Toole was a native of Barton and leaves no relatives. She was housekeeper at St. Joseph's rectory until stricken with pneumonia last Saturday. The body was brought to the Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame here, from which funeral services will be held. Interment will be in St. Gabriel's cemetery, Barton. Miss O'Toole was widely known throughout, the Georges Creek region and in Cumberland, where she had many friends.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 16, 1925 - pg 14, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 12, 2011



O'TOOLE, Mrs. Katherine E. Rooney

Mrs. Katherlne E. Rooney O'Toole - Mrs. Katherine E. OToole, aged 64 years, widow of Charles O'Toole, died from a heart attack at her home on Church Hill, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. OToole complained of not feeling well on Tuesday night, but her condition improved and she arose as usual on Wednesday morning and was lying on a couch in ths living room when she was stricken. Mrs. O'Toole was born in Scotland and came to America when a child. She was the mother of the late Rev. Thomas O'Toole, former pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cumberland. She is survived by one son, Charles, of Barrelville, Md.. and one daughter Gertrude, instructor of English and Latin in the Mt Savage High School. Two grand children also survive. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at.9 o'clock with a high mass of requiem' at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Rev. G. H. Tragesser, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in St Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md
Mt Savage; Thursday, October 31, 1929 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 19, 2010
 


Name: George Holland Ott, 90, of Ridgeley, WV
 
Parents: James and Catherine Ott
 
DOB: January 7, 1915, in Ridgeley, WV
 
DOD: Sunday, June 26, 2005
 
Spouse: Vivian Stewart Ott
 
Predeceased by: parents; one sister and two brothers
 
Survived by: wife; son, George and wife Millie, Cumberland, MD; sisters, Ruth Schoonover, Lillian Anderson, Mildred Watson, and Vera Nosal
 
Burial: June 29, 2005, Sunset Memorial Park
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014


 OTT, Orville Mallalieu[sic], Sr.

Orville Ott Is Taken By Death
Son of Former Methodist Pastor and a Young Man of Special Promise ~ Was Pneumonia Victim
His Brother Durbin now in France, Recognition Given to his Talents
Orville Mallalieu[sic] Ott, son of Rev. and Mrs. L. Dow Ott, formerly of Gettysburg, died at Pittsburgh in St. Margaret's Hospital Thanksgiving eve at six o'clock a victim of pneumonia. He was 31 years of age, and gave promise of a brilliant career, and a useful life.  At the time of his death he was headmaster of the Junior School in Shady Side Academy, also an instructor in the University of Pittsburgh, and an assistant teacher of a men's Bible class.  In addition to this he was pursuing a course in the University of Pittsburgh in dentistry, and was in his second year. Mr. Ott was a graduate of Newport High School, Dickinson Seminary and Gettysburg College, and took some studies in Syracuse University, and some special work in State College.  He taught school one year in Buhl, Minnesota, and was in his sixth year in Shady Side Academy where he was greatly beloved by the boys.  He was in his second year as a member of the faculty of the University. There were many floral tributes; one each from the faculties of Shady Side Academy, and the university, another from his dental class, and many from individuals, and other classes in the Academy. He was buried in Everett, the parental home of his wife who was formerly Alma J. Bowers.  He leaves his wife, and one son, Orville, Jr.; his parents; one brother, Emory Durbin Ott, now in France; and two sisters, Gladys L. Ott, in Williamsport, and Marguerite L. Ott, at home.
Wednesday, 4 December, 1918; Gettysburg Times
~Genie
Posted January 8, 2011



 OTT, Mrs. Sophia State

Mrs. Sophia Ott - Everett
Mrs. Sophia Ott, a well known resident of that place, died Wednesday at the age of 78 years after a long illness.  Her maiden name was State and her husband, Michael Ott, passed away a number of years ago.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. B. Eyer and Miss Mary Ott, both at home.
Friday, 13 December 1918, Bedford Gazette
~Genie
Posted January 8, 2011


Name: Beverly Elaine Otto, 71, of Church Hill Road, Midland

Parents: Robert S. Clarke and Bertie (Cutter) Clarke

DOB: December 7, 1938 in Midland

DOD: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing

Spouse: Robert Lorraine Otto

Predeceased by: brother, Marshall Clarke, and sisters, Eileen O'Brien and Lola Martin

Survived by:  daughter, Karen Lee Harper of Frostburg

Burial:  Body donated to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry


Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014


 

OURS, Mrs. Isaac nee Weese

HARDY COUNTY NEWS, Moorefield Examiner of 13th -Mrs. Isaac Ours, aged 60 years, died at her home near Hiser on January 23.  Mr.s Ours was a Miss Weese before marriage, and is survived by her husband and several brothers and sisters.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010

 


OWENS, Clarence W., Sr.
 
Clarence W. Owens, Sr., 48, former B. and O. machinist, died this morning at his home, 112 Pennsylvania avenue, after an Illness of four months. He was a native of Pennsylvania and a son of the late Oliver and Jennie Owens. Ill health forced him to retire from work at the local back shops. He was a member of Local No. 212, International Association of Machinists, and the Protective Home Association. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Owens: six sons, Capt. Clarence W. Owens, Jr., with the Army in the ETO; Charles H. Owens; this city; Paul E. Owens, of Philadelphia, and Albert C., Leroy and Kenneth Owens, all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Hawse, this city, and Miss Virginia O. Owens, at home; three brothers, Millard R. E., Cloyd V., and Dorrie O. Owens, all of Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Merrill Kline, of Wiley Ford, W. Va., and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in Grace Methodist Church with the Rev. Arthur L, Hunter, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hllcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, September 24, 1946 - pg 4, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 27, 2012



OWENS, Dorrie O.
 
CUMBERLAND - Dorrie 0. Owens, 87, of Footer Place, Cumberland, died Friday, Sept.17, 1993, at Memorial Hospital. Born July 30,1906, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Oliver B. Owens and Ginny (Troutman) Owens. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena M. (Dolan) Owens. Mr. Owens was a machinist with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where he worked at the Bolt and Forge. He retired in 1971 with 45 years of service. He was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men of the church, and was a Golden Age Eagle with Aires #245 of Cumberland. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Right Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. William C. Miller Jr. Interment will be at Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers will be members of the United Methodist Men.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, September 19, 1993 - pg 32, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 27, 2012


OWENS, J. William
 
J. William Owens, 79, of the Kensington-Algonquin, Cumberland, died Monday, October 06, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born July 25, 1924, in Oakland, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph William and Pearl (Grindle) Owens. He was preceded in death by his wife, June (Spear) Owens. Mr. Owens was a retired supervisor for the Maryland Dept. of Employment Security. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Western Maryland Democratic Club and AARP. He is survived by one daughter, Christy L. Montgomery and husband, Jeff, Accident, Md., and one grandson, Chad Montgomery. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, Md., on Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Barry Maust officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Cherry Glade Building Fund or the American Heart Association. 
Monday, October 06, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014



OWENS, Mrs. Mabel Gray

ELK GARDEN - The many friends of Mrs. Mabel Gray Owens were shocked to hear of her death at the hospital at Easton, Md., recently. She was well known here. Her father, Rev. Gray, preached here only a few years ago. His daughter married Rev. A. E. Owens.
Keyser Tribune, October 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 23, 2010




Name: Roy Franklin Owens, Sr., 86, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Lewis and Susan (Hotchkiss) Owens
 
DOB: March 23, 1919, in Ridgeley, WV
 
DOD: February 24, 2005, at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD
 
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, being the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star
 
Spouse: wife of 48 years, Eleanor (Iser) Owens; Lucy Self (Headley) Owens
 
Predeceased by: parents; wife Eleanor; five brothers and three sisters
 
Survived by: wife Lucy; son, Roy F. Owens, Jr., and wife JoAnn; daughters, Linda Parsons and husband Jim; Lois Getz; Joan Readd and husband Ralph; step-daughter, Shirley Robertson and husband Jerry; sisters, Margaret Spangler, Norma Dennis, Evelyn Ott, and Dorotha Bosley
 
Burial: February 27, 2005, Sunset Memorial Park
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014



OYLER, Miss Ida Gertrude

Miss Ida Gertrude Oyler, 67, retired schoolteacher and for many years a Gazette correspondent, died at her home in Manns Choice at 10 a. m., Sunday, May 30. She was a lifelong member of the community in which she lived. She was born March 24, 1881, in Manns Choice, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Miller) Oyler. She is survived by a brother, Rev. R. Skyles Oyler, Forty Fort, and a sister, Mrs. Lottie Struckman, Manns Choice. She was a member of the Reformed church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday with burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery under the direction of the Zeigler funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, June 3, 1948
[alternate spelling Ayler]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010


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