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BIBLE, Mrs. Isabel

PENDLETON COUNTY -  Franklin, May 20.
Mrs. Isabel, wife of the late James Bible, died Sat. night of complication of diseases at her home in the Buffalo Hills, aged 74 years.

Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

 

BIBLE, Jobe
 
Services for Jobe Bible, 75, Oldtown, who died Tuesday in Allegany Hospital of injuries suffered when struck by a car on Valley road Saturday, were conducted yesterday in Mt. Hermon Methodist church. The Rev. B. F. Hartman, pastor of Flintstone Methodist charge, officiated and interment was in Fort Ashby cemetery. Mr. Bible was a native of Franklin, Pendleton Co., W.Va. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herman Rice, of Irons Mountain; three sons, Russell Bible, Cresaptown, Austin and Frank Bible, both of Cumberland; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Edward Youngblood, Adam Stafford, J. Bert Stafford, Hendricks Lantz, Harvey Zimmerly and Ephraim Stafford. Flower girls were Alma Rice, Betty Stafford, Kathleen and Margaret Bible, May Rice and May Bible.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, December 1, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2015


BICE, George W.

Piedmont, W. Va., Feb. 21 - George W. Bice, a native of Pottstown, Pa., but for a number of years as a resident of Winchester, Va., died at Piedmont. Before the war he was an engineer on the B&O. For twenty-five years he conducted a book store. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was a Methodist and a leading Republican. Two daughters survive.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010



BICKFORD, Mrs. Isa Mae Sypolt

Terra Alta, W. Va., March 26
Funeral services were held this afternoon at her home in Grafton for Mrs. Isa Mae Bickford, 50, who died Saturday after four hours illness of cerebral hemmorhage. She was a daughter of Arkless I. and Maria Teets Sypolt of Terra Alta, and was reared in this city. She was a member of andrews Methodist Church and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxillary. Survivors are her husband, John bickford, one son, John A. Bickford, of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Raymond and Mrs. Grace Raymond, of Grafton, eight grandchildren, her parents, one sister, Mrs. Fuller Messenger, Terra Alta; two brothers, Russell Sypolt, Elizabeth, Pa., and Floyd Sypolt, Tunnelton. Interment was made in Beaumont cemetery, Grafton.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March 26, 1940; page 9.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 21, 2010

BIDDINGTON, William L.
 
FROSTBURG - William L. Biddington, 83, of Failinger's Hotel Gunter, formerly of Finzel, died Wednesday, Aug. 11,1993 at Frostburg Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1910 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Samuel Biddington and Lillie May (Street) Biddington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leona C. (Werner) Biddington in 1983 and three brothers. Mr. Biddington was retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation after 47 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Finzel Senior Citizens and AARP. Surviving are one son, William S. Biddington and wife, Judy, Carlisle, Pa.; one daughter, Doris Lee Sacco, Meyersdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body was donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland for medical research. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church by Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be at Finzel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund, 44 East Main St., Frostburg, Md. 21532. The Durst Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, August 13, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 1, 2012

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Westernport, June 20.
Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, widow of the late William Biddle, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, of Philos avenue, after a month's illness. A native of Baltimore she had  lived in Westernport 75 years. Her other survivors include a son, George Biddle, of Akron, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete. The body will remain at Boal's Funeral Parlor.
Published Thursday, June 20, 1946 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 16, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Biddle Services
Westernport, June 22. ~ Services were held this afternoon in the Boal Funeral Home for Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, who died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, of Philos avenue. The Rev. Raymond L. Moore, pastor of Piedmont, W. Va., Trinity Methodist church, officiated and interment was in Philos Cemetery. Mrs. Robert Bowman, of Akron, Ohio, and son, Pvt. Robert J. Bowman, of Tucson, Ariz. and Mr. and Mrs. George H. Biddle and son, Robert Biddle, also of Akron, attended the funeral.
Published Sunday, June 23, 1946 in THE SUNDAY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 23, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Mrs. Biddle Rites
Westernport, June 24. ~ Last rites for Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, Philos avenue, Westernport, Wednesday, were conducted at the Boal Funeral Home Saturday by the Rev. Raymond L. Moore, pastor of the Trinity Methodist church Piedmont. Interment was in Philos cemetery, Westernport. Pallbearers were Charles Clark, Kenneth Jones, Lee Hendrickson, Walter Smith, Eugene McKenzie, Edward Pagenhardt and Charles Biddle.
Published Monday, June 24, 1946 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 5, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, (child) Charles

Probable Drowning of a Child at Westernport.
Charles Biddle, aged 8 years, who, with his mother, lived in Westernport, was last seen at school Monday evening. After school was dismissed he had not been seen or heard of since, and fears are entertained that he was drowned. A woman at the W. Va. C.R.R. depot saw the boy between 4 and 5 o'clock, and later he was seen walking up the C. & P. R. R. track, near the trestle, at the upper end of Westernport. It is generally believed that he fell from the trestle and probably drowned in the creek, as the water was very deep at the time, the freshet causing a noticeable rise in the stream. After it was reported that the boy was drowned, Mrs. Greenwaite said she saw something in the stream which appeared like a boy in the water with his hands above the stream. The boy was very bright for a child of his age and the people of Westernport are anxious to know when and where the body will be recovered.
Published Friday, February 20, 1891 in THE WEEKLY CIVILIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 8, col. 6.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, (child) Charles

Dead Body Found
The body of the little boy reported drowned Feb. 16, at Westernport, was found at Brady's Wednesday. The remains were recognized by Mrs. Carrie Biddle, of Westernport, as those of her son, Charles Biddle.
Published, Saturday, May 9, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 2, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Edward James

Edward James Biddle, 92, of 112 Waverly St., Westernport, passed away Monday, January 10, 2005, at Moran Manor Nursing, Westernport, where he had been a resident. Born February 25, 1912, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Carrie (Biddle) Gales and the late Robert Schell. Mr. Biddle was a United States Army veteran, a sergeant in the MP's during World War II, having served in the Philippines. He retired from MeadWestvaco Corp., with 48 years of service. Mr. Biddle was a life member of Victory Post #155 American Legion, Westernport, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Mary (Morton) Biddle; one sister, Virginia Miller of Westernport; a half brother, Jim Schell of North Carolina; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Morton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a faithful niece and nephew, Tootie and Bill McKenzie of Westernport; a great-niece, Heather McKenzie ofWesternport; a faithful nephew, Dennis Morton and wife Brenda of Swanton; and special friends, Lyle and Althea Landis of Antioch.

It's hard to break the tender cord, where love has bound the heart.
It's hard, so hard, to speak the words, we must forever part.
Yet again we hope to meet you, when the day of life is fled.
And in heaven with joy to greet you, where no farewell tears are shed.

The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m., with Rev. William Shimer officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, where full military honors will be accorded at graveside by Victory Post #155. Pallbearers will be Dennis Morton, Lyle Landis, Don Riley, John Deniker, John Morton and William Pratt.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - January 14, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 9, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Mary Lois Morton (abridged)

WESTERNPORT — Mary Lois Biddle, 99, of Westernport, passed away July 27, 2015, at Moran Manor Nursing Home. Born June 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late William and Lottie (Beeman) Morton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Biddle; brothers, William Morton, John Morton, Norman Smiley; sisters, Gladys Gift, Edna Smith, Jean Miller, Margaret Baher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary worked at Westvaco as a paper sorter.  She was a loving, caring person that will be missed. She is survived by a brother, Robert Morton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Jim Morton of New Creek, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Jack Combs of Rawlings. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Dennis Morton of Swanton and a special niece, Lois Miller of Keyser, W.Va. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Sandy Cowan officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - July 28, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Sarah Jane Opal

Tri-Towns– Mrs. Sarah Jane (Opal) Biddle, 84, widow of Henry Biddle, died last night at the home of her son, Charles Biddle, 107 Croner Street, Westernport, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Biddle was a native of Westernport.  Survivors include another son, Louis Biddle, Westernport, and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Faulkner and Mrs. Mabel Smith, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Carrie Gales and Mrs. Rebecca McKenzie, both of Westernport and 18 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 26, 1947
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted November 9, 2015

BIDINGER, Jason L.
 
BUFFALO MILLS, Pa. — Jason L. Bidinger, 37, of Buffalo Mills, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 19, 1975, in Cumberland, he was the son of Beverly L. (Diehl) Bidinger. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Dalton Therne Diehl. He is survived by his mother, Beverly L. Bidinger; a sister, Jodi L. Bidinger; grandparents, Burley and Clara Teeter all of Buffalo Mills and four children, Cherokee Autumn, Dedra Dawn, Damion Lee, and Ezekiel Hixon Bidinger. Jason had worked at AMS Masonry where he was a block and stone layer. He was a graduate of Flinstone High School. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his children. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills, Pa.
Cumberland Times-News, August 11, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

BIERMAN, Mrs. Kathleen Mae Willison

Mrs. Kathleen Mae Bierman, 75, of RD 4, Mexico Farms, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ridgeley, W.Va., Sept. 8, 1910, daughter of the late Clifton E. Willison and Cora M. (Emerick) Willison. Mrs. Bierman was a member of the Dames of Malta. She is survived by her husband, Frederick W. Bierman Jr.; two sons, Frederick W. Bierman III, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Ernest E. Bierman, Kona, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Lee Seeburger, at home; Mrs. Betty Lou Brenneman, Pasadena, Md.; one brother, Buford Willison, Kendallville, Ind., and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. William Bice. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 17, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012


BIEMILLER, Edward John

DOYLESTOWN - Edward J. "John" Biemiller, 82, died on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus with his family in attendance. John was born on April 18, 1927 in Baltimore, Md. to Edward and Beulah (Norton) Biemiller. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 16 during World War II, and later in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Domenica DeSimone and took a job with the State of Maryland, first as a security guard, and then as a field agent for the Department of Transportation until he retired. John was a Master Mason in the AF & AM Masonic Lodge 229 and a member of the Boumi Shriners in Baltimore. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0183 in Parkville, Md. and member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association. Since moving to the Columbus, Wis. area, John was a member of the VFW Post 8090. During his life, he enjoyed snow skiing, sailing and tennis, and later, became an avid golfer. He also cherished the time spent with his family. John is survived by his wife, Domenica; a daughter, Lisa (David) Henning, Doylestown; four grandchildren, Sarah Madison, Joshua, Madeleine, and Samuel Henning; two great-grandchildren, Ian Madison and Autumn Norland.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; a sister, Naomi Brewer. A gathering to remember and celebrate John's life will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the American Legion Post 62 on W. Poet Street, Columbus. 
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, Obituary information provided by Jensen Funeral & Cremation, Columbus. 
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted July 9, 2010


BIGGS, Mrs. Anna Mae Ream

MRS. ALBERT L. BIGGS
OAKLAND - Mrs. Anna Mae Biggs, 78, of Mt. Lake Park, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient six weeks. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Catherine Weisel Ream and widow of Albert L. Biggs. She was a member of the Loch Lynn EUB Church and Ladies Aid of the church. Surviving are two sons, Gerald A. Biggs, McConnellsburg, Pa., and Harland Biggs, Hagerstown; three brothers, John W. Ream, Warrenton, Va.; George Ream, Indiana, Pa., and J. Robert Ream, Mt. Lake Park; a sister, Mrs. Emma Gortner, St. Petersburgh, Fla., a grandson and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Loch Lynn EUB Church by Rev. Oscar W. Hull and Rev. George W. Simson. Interment will be in Oakland Memorial Gardens.
Source: The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Md.; Feb. 22, 1964; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 28, 2010
 

 

BIGGS, Joseph

Died at Chaffee this county, Mr. Joseph Biggs. He had been sick two weeks with typhoid fever. Deceased was born at Romney, was 30 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. He was buried at Blaine.
The Piedmont Herald, August 23, 1890
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted December 31, 2016


BIGGS, Miss Velma Evelyn

ELK GARDEN - Velma Evelyn Lucile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Biggs, died Oct. 10, 1913, aged 1 year, 6 months, 27 days. Funeral sermon by Rev. L. C. Messick, assisted by Rev. J. A. Shockey, and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, October 17 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010

 

BILL, Mrs. Nettie (Bonig)

Grantsville, Md., Dec. 22 - Mrs. Nettie Bill, 72, widow of C. H. Bill, died early yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Zehner, with whom she resided. She was also a sister of Mrs. Minnie Petenbrink of Rockford, Mich. Mrs. Bill was a daughter of the late August and Sophia Bonig. She was active in the Lutheran Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

BILLER, Delmar F.
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Delmar F. "Del" Biller, 85, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home. Born March 13, 1925, in Mathias, W.Va., he was a son of the late Glen G. and Bessie (Seldon) Biller. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Biller; and a sister, Doreen Strawderman. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Irma Jean (Shaffer) Biller, whom he married Aug. 14, 1976; a son, Pastor Brent Biller and wife Saundra of Ridgeley, W.Va.; daughters, Karla Sparber and husband Andrew of Cumberland, Kathy Kennedy and husband Michael of Hagerstown, Md., Deb Close and husband Jerry of Hyndman; a sister, Betty May and husband Everett of Bergton, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Biller was a truck driver for Kaiser Refractories for 26 years and then for Walter N. Yoder & Sons, where he retired. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and served on many church boards. He also served on the boards of Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, Hyndman Area Health Center, Hyndman Camp Meeting Association, Salvation Army and the Hyndman Borough Counsel. He was a former mayor of Hyndman, a member of the Gideons International and Lay Witness Missions. For many years he was the M.C. of Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club Hee Haw Show. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Grace United Methodist Church, Schellsburg Street, Hyndman, on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker, the Rev. David Klink and Pastor Brent Biller officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery with his grandsons, Bob Biller, Zach Sparber, Michael McCullough, Jeremy Close, Dustin Close and Mike McCullough serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 605, Hyndman, PA 15545 or Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 465, Hyndman, PA 15545.
Cumberland
Times-News obituary; about Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

 

Mrs. Margaret Crowe Biller

(Courtesy of Byron Schulten)

BILLMYER, James M.

James M. Billmyer dropped dead near his home at Vanclevesville, W. Va. He was an old Confederate soldier, and was aged 77 years. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church in Martinsburg and was also a member of the Masonic order.
Keyser Tribune, March 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010


 

Mrs. Carrie Martin Billmyre

BILLMYRE, Mrs Carrie C. Martin

Keyser - Mrs. Carrie C. Billmyre, 83, of RD 3, Rawlings, died yesterday in Potomac Valley Hospital.  She was proceded in death by her husband, John A. Billmyre. Born at Martin, she was a daughter of the late Christopher C. and Nancy (George) Martin.  A resident of this area for the past 30 years, she was a member of Keyser Church of the Brethren and the WSCS of Dawson Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lea Paterson, RD 3, Rawlings, and Mrs. Nita Schram[sic], Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Berg, Burlington, and Mrs. Josephine Bond, Silver Spring; nine granchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Rogers 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. by Rev. C. H. Cameron.  Interment will be in Knobley Cemetery.
Tuesday, June 4, 1963, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie Ragan)
Posted June 2, 2010

 

BILLS, Mrs Adaline Twigg

Mrs. Adaline Bills, 71, a former teacher in Allegany county public schools, died in Oklahoma City, Okla., after an illness of two weeks, according to word received by her sister, Mrs. James E. Little, this city. Mrs. Bills was a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Twigg, of town Creek.  She left here 30 years ago. Besides Mrs. Little, she is survived by four brothers, Orbe, Harry and Stanley Twigg, [only three names listed] all of Cumberland and four other sisters. Mrs. Dolph Hartsock, of Latrobe, Pa.; and Mrs. Hanson Slider, of Oldtown, and Mrs. S. L. Miles and Mrs. Elizabeth Perdew, this city.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009

 

BINGMAN, Fannie E. Bush
 
Fannie E. Bingman, 83, of Church Street, formerly of RD 1 Buffalo Mills died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1991, at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County. She was born Jan 4, 1908, in Somerset County, daughter of the late George and Sarah Willison Bush.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bingman, who died Oct. 24, l980. Surviving are three sons, George and Charles, both of Buffalo  Mills RD 1 and Walter of Dayton, Ohio, two daughters, Kathalene Grimm,with whom Mrs. Bingman resided and Laura Walker of Bedford RD 1; 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.   Also surviving is a sister,Caroline Lease of Moung Savage, Md.  Services 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Harvey H.  Zeigler Home, Hyndman, by the Rev. Fay E. Leydig.  Burial at Madley Cemetery.   Friends will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
No publication noted; about 4 December 1991
(Courtesy of Polly Groves)
Posted April 14, 2012


BINGMAN, Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Kirchner

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Bingman, 34, wife of Herman Bingman, died today in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient for several months. She was born March 7, 1917, in Hyndman, a daughter of Charles Kirchner and the late Mrs. Stella Pearl (Minnicks) Kirchner. Mrs. Bingman is survived by one son, Albert Herman Bingman, at home; one brother, Merle Kirchner, Hyndman; and flve sisters, Mrs. Anna Stuby, Mrs. Mae Miller, Mrs. Pauline Seigner, Miss Janet Kirchner, and Miss Marlene Kirchner, all of Hyndman. She was a member of Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. The body will be at the residence tomorrow afternoon. Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church. Officiating will be Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, and Rev. Charles Evans, of Hyndman. Burial will be in Madley Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009

 

BINGMAN, Harvey Clyde

Harvey Clyde Bingman, 74, of Hyndman, died Saturday, December 28, 1974, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born October 7, 1900, at R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills, a son of the late Jesse and Malissa (Gillum) Bingman. He was first married to Marion Louise Bingman and she preceded him in death on December 2, 1943, and second to Katie (Shroyer) Troutman and she preceded him in death on January 4, 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mae slack (sic), of Hurley, New York; and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Cook, of Mantua, Ohio; four stepsons, Homer, Floyd and Carl Troutman, all of R.D. 1, Hyndman; Robert Troutman, of Brunswick, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Idella Albright and Mrs. Marie Lowery, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Betty Leydig, R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills: and Mrs. Lois Leister, of Aurora, Ohio; three brothers, James R. Bingman, Buffalo Mills; Herman S. Bingman, of Ellerslie; John Bingman, of Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Karl Dawson and Mrs. Maggie Ranker, both of R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Bingman was a retired employee of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company and a member of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Funeral services: Today, Monday, December 30, at 1 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with the Rev. John D. Miller officiating. Burial in Madley (sic) Cemetery, Buffalo Mills.
The Bedford Inquirer, January 3, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Jesse

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Jesse Bingman, 77, Buffalo Mills, Pa., husband of Mrs. Malissa (Gillum) Bingman, died yesterday. He was born August 15, 1873, a son of the late Linton and Elizabeth (Wolford) Bingman. Besides his wife, he is survived by six sons, John Bingman, Clyde Bingman, and Herman Bingman, all of Hyndman; James Bingman, Buffalo Mills; Richard Bingman, Bedford, and Foster Bingman, Cumberland, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Ranker and Mrs. Earl Dawson, both of Buffalo Mills; a sister, Mrs. Kattie Gressler, Meyersdale; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Dawson, Buffalo Mills. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the Gravel Pit Evangelical Church by Rev. Charles Raley, pastor. Interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, July 16, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Miss Kathy L.

Miss Kathy L. Bingman, 16, of RD 1, Buffalo Mills, died yesterday. She was born Nov. 25, 1948, daughter of George and Mary Louise (Bittner) Bingman. Survivors other than her parents include two brothers, George Rickey and James Richard Bingman, both at home. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. J. Howard Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Lybarger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Price, Michael Holler, Robert Lee Leydig, Rickey Conner, Jeffrey Holler and Terry Gray.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 28, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Mrs. Malissa Gillum

Mrs. Malissa Bingman, 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Ranker, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1, early Sunday morning, March 14, 1954. She was born August 10, 1875, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Oster) Gillum and was the widow of Jesse Bingman, who died July 1951. Surviving are eight children: Mrs. Ranker, with whom she lived; John E., Hyndman Rt.1; Harvey C., Hyndman; James M., Buffalo Mills Rt. 1; Mrs. Earl Davidson, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1; Richard, Bedford Rt. 4; Herman S., Corriganville, Md.; Foster E., Cumberland Rt. 4; as well as one sister, Laura Karns, of Bedford, 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bingman was a member of the EUB Church of Gravel Pit. Funeral services Wednesday, March 17, 2:30 p.m. at Gravel Pit EUB church, the Rev. Charles Raley officiating, with interment in Lybarger Cemetery under direction of Zeigler Funeral Service, Hyndman. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Elmer Ranker, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1.
The Bedford Gazette, March 15, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Mrs. Marian Louise Burkett

Hyndman, Pa., Dec. 3 - Mrs. Marian Louise Bingman, 38, wife of Harvey C. Bingman, died yesterday afternoon. She was a daughter of Simon and Bertha Burkett, a member of the Evangelical Church, and of Forget-Me-Not Rebekah Lodge No. 375. Besides her parents and her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Jean and Ethel Mae, at home, and three brothers, Walter, Leroy and David Burkett.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 3, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Robert E. 

BARRELVILLE — Robert E. Bingman, 83, of Barrelville, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1927, in Hyndman, Pa., he was a son of the late John E. and Velma I. (Madden) Bingman. He was also preceded in death by his wife Kathleen "Sally" (Emerick) Bingman. He is survived by children, Larry R. Bingman of Baltimore, Mary Galyon, Vincent "Sam" Bingman, Jo Ann Bingman all of Newport, N.C. and Genevieve "Genny" Orrico and husband Daniel of Seminole, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Bingman retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a mechanic and an instructor. He was also a mechanic for Volkswagen and a member of the Mount Savage VFW. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Cumberland Times-News, September 9, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

 

BINNIX, Harold John

FROSTBURG Harold John Junior Binnix, 59, of W. Main Street, Frostburg, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1943, in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late Harold P. and Mary (Klosterman) Binnix. He was formerly employed with Bond Home Improvement Center, Frostburg, where he worked for 45 years. Mr. Binnix was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion and Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg. Surviving are his ex-wife, Shirley (Carder) Binnix, Cumberland; two daughters, Beverly McKenzie and husband Gary, Cumberland, and Cindy Evans, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Dorsey, Peg Rae, both of Cumberland, and Dion Nicol, Lonaconing; two brothers, Dave Binnix, Frostburg, and Jim Binnix, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. only. His will body be cremated following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed the family.
Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009


BINNIX, Mrs. Mary M. Klosterman

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Mary M. Binnix, 42, wife of Harold P. Binnix, Mt. Savage, died this morning in Miners Hospital where she was admitted yesterday. She had been in failing health several years. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of John Klosterman and the late Margaret (Lavin) Klosterman. Mrs. Binnix was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church here. Surviving, besides her husband and father, are three sons, Harold J., David L. and James E. Binnix, all at home; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Lancaster and Mrs. William Rae, both of Frostburg, and Miss Diana Binnix, at home; two brothers, Leo Klosterman, Piedmont, and Daniel Klosterman, Baltimore; six sisters, Mrs. William Dundon, Mrs. Lawrence Beal, Mrs. Nellie Plummer and Mrs. Virginia House, all of Baltimore, and Mrs. William Festerman and Mrs. Arthur Bond, both of Frostburg, and six grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1964
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Posted June 10, 2009

 

BIRCH, Mrs. Ada Moore, nee Kiger

Stoically fighting for the life she so dearly loved, Mrs. Wayland Birch, formerly Mrs. Ada Kiger Moore, of 154 Fayette street, Morgantown, W. Va., slept peacefully away in the Uniontown hospital at 10 o’clock Friday night, May 6, 1938. Death resulted from peritonitis which developed following a serious major operation last week.  Mrs. Birch, wife of the editor of The Point Marion News, had planned to wed Mr. Birch in June of this year, but her illness caused the wedding date to be advanced.  For the past 35 years she had been an employe of the Western Union Telegraph Company at Morgantown, having succeeded her father to the management of the office in 1927, she held that position for some years and continued her affiliation in the offices of the company until her death. A graduate of Morgantown high school in the class of 1906, Mrs. Birch devoted her life to her family, always cherishing their ideals and ambitions and never failling to offer a willing hand when opportunity came her way. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church.  Admitted to the hospital Wednesday, April 27, Mrs. Birch underwent a serious operation. She rallied and her condition seemed to improve until she suffered a relapse last Sunday. Removed to the operating room a second time last Monday morning, it was discovered that the peritonitis had developed.  From last Monday morning until the time of her death she had been in a critical condition and despite her gallant fight against the odss of infection she fought a losing battle.  Born November 27, 1888, at Rohr, W. Va., she was the second child of George and Ludema Shaffer Kiger. She was preceded in death by her father, on July 5, 1927.  Surviving are the husband, her widowed mother and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Leicester Patton, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. J. Robert Water, Jr., of Fairmont, W.Va.; Mrs. V. A. Steele and Attorney Marvin R. Kiger, both of Morgantown. Following death, the body was removed to tthe funeral home of Fred Dering, in Morgantown. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; May 7, 1938; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 31, 2012

BIRCHARD, Mrs. Pearl Muriel Greenwood, nee Bird

Pearl Muriel Bird Greenwood Birchard, 89, of Binghamton, met face to face with her Lord and Savior, on December 17, 2009. She was born to William and Lola Grace Bird on October 29, 1920 in Williamsport, PA. Pearl moved from Williamsport to Montrose in 1952 where she was employed by the Christian radio station WPEL as The Story Lady and a secretary. While working at WPEL she met Clifton Birchard and they were married in August of 1954. Eventually they moved their family from Birchardville, PA to Binghamton, NY. Pearl was predeceased by her first husband, Casper D. Greenwood; as well as her brothers, William Bird, Jr. and Oscar Bird. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clifton H. Birchard, Sr.; her three children: Robert C. Greenwood and his wife, Judy of Woodinville, WA; Clifton H. Birchard Jr. and his wife Marsha of Birchardville, PA and Betsey Birchard Hay and her husband, Randy of Chenango Forks, NY. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Bethany Birchard Skoczylas, and her husband, Matthew; granddaugter, Alissa Birchard; a great-granddaughter, Della Skoczylas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church where she enjoyed many years of serving the Lord as a women's Bible teacher, and working in youth ministries. She also served with the internation organization, Christian Women's Clubs. She was president of the Binghamton Chapter and held Bible studies/coffee time in her home. She enjoyed reading, crafts, knitting and cross-stitching. She love spending time with family and friends.
abt. December 17, 2009; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #102384478
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Albert

The heavy veil of sorrow entered the hearts of hundreds of friends throughout Llano and adjoining counties on last Friday morning as the sad message was conveyed that Albert Bird was dead, having passed away that morning at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks duration. Few men in our county were better known nor held in higher esteem by loyal friends than was the subject of this sketch. Mr. Bird was born in Wilson county on December 22, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Bird, who came to this county when Albert was but three years of age. They were among the early settlers and during the pioneer days when deceased was but a lad, they planned and toiled for those better conditions throughout the Hill Country, and from their efforts, Albert caught the inspiration of loyalty to country and to neighbor, because he was always classed as one who believed in and ever worked for the more worthy things in life. A man strong in his faith for the cause of democracy, he gave of his time and means for this cause and was a member of the county executive committee at the time of his death. Friends sought him for advice and counsel and relied upon his judgment when sound and thoughtful deliberations were mostly needed. [This next paragraph is extremely difficult to read: On June 2?, 18??, he was married to Miss Gertrude Scott of Llano. Besides the wife, one daughter Alberta . . next five lines are blacked out] Strong in his convictions, Albert Bird will be missed by those who had known him so long and so well. The funeral service, which was held at the Six Mile cemetery, was attended by one of the largest assemblages of relatives and friends ever witnessed in this county. It was conducted by Rev. T. O. Rorie, Jr., who in his address paid tribute to the man for his loyalty and convictions. Immediately after the service, interment was made under the direction of Miles Buttery, local undertaker, while the pall bearers were Clyde Buttery, Albert Ricketson, Milton Ricketson, Elmon Stewart, J. D. Slator and Holmes Moss. Flowers of love and esteem for the departed and sympathy for the family covered the last resting place of this good man, who not only possessed the ability to make friends, but the virtue to hold them. The grief stricken wife, daughter and other relatives have the profound sympathy of all friends in their dark hour of sorrow, yet may comfort be theirs as they reflect upon the assurance that the loved one is forever free from the toils and cares of this life, and while the body rests in peace, the soul awaits their coming in the great beyond.

[Source Unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Alexander

dob May 21, 1833; Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Apr. 11, 1908, Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
About six o'clock when Mrs. Roy Brittin went into the kitchen at her home, she found Alexander Bird lying on the floor dead. The neighbors were notified and a doctor called who said death had been about six hours before. Mr. Bird lived in the southwest part of Clinton; about two months ago he fell and injured his hip. He became able to go about his home and most of the time to his bed. Tuesday of last week he was able to ride to the polls to vote and seemed to be enjoying life. Friday he was more thoughtful than usual, and had little to say. About seven o'clock he retired and was not seen again alive. About 10:30 when Mr. Brittin returned home he heard Mr. Bird waking in his room, but thought nothing of it, as he often heard him up during the night. The doctors said he had been dead about six hours. It is thought that soon after Mr. Brittin retired he began preparing to take his life. He had secured a razor he used when a young man,  but had not used it for several years., and went to the kitchen where he took the butcher knife from a drawer. He sat in a chair beside a table and laid his crutches on the table. With the razor he had made two small cuts on his neck, and one about seven inches long across his throat. When he was found the razor was on the table, and he was lying on the floor. He left no letter explaining why he had decided to end his life, but it is thought he had become despondent over his condition and resolved to end it all. Alexander Bird was born in Pennsylvania, May 21, 1833, and went to Ohio in 1855. June 4, 1857, he was married to Elvira Roby. They came to Illinois in near 1869, and lived in Moultrie county a few months. They then came to De Witt county and lived in Harp township two years. They then moved to Nixon (?) township where they later bought 120 acres of land, which they occupied until five years ago when they bought a home in Clinton, and moved here. August 21 Mrs. Bird passed away, but Mr. Bird had continued Clinton as his home, having some family live in his house with whom he boarded. After he was crippled by the fall his son, A. J. Bird was with him over a month but never heard him intimate that he would take his life, and no one else had. Deceased was a faithful member of the Baptist church, and a regular attendant at church when able to go. Politically he was a Democrat, and was much interested in his party's success. He was a good man in every way. He is survived by nine of his eleven children as follows: W. F. and G. W. Bird of Greely, Col.; Derreck of Lany; A. J. of Weldon; J. M. of Albany, Mo.; J. H. of Birkbeck; Taylor of Decatur; Mrs. J. G. Myers and Mrs. E. J. Bennett of Creek township. The remains were taken to Weldon Tuesday where the funeral was held in the church at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. W. Ballinger, of Tremont, Ill. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
April 11, 1908; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #72923403
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Alfred

Alfred Bird, aged 93, died at his home in Addison Twp., near Listonburg, early Sunday morning. He had been in poor health for a number of years. His wife, Lizzie (Smith) and five children - Arthur of Clarksburg, W.Va.; William, Somerset; Lloyd, Berlin R.D. 3; Mrs. Arthur Miller, Rockwood, and Glenn, at home - survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Rishebarger funeral home at Addison. Interment was made in the St. Paul Cemetery, Addison Twp.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, Andrew J

dob Feb. 14, 1862; Picakaway County OH
dod Dec. 28, 1932, Clinton, DeWitt Co. Il.
A. J. Bird died suddenly of acute indigestion sometime Thursday at the home of his brother-in-law, E. J. Bennett, near Lane. He was found Thursday afternoon by relatives. How long he had been dead is not known. He was born February 14, 1862, in Ohio and moved with his parents to Illinois in 1863. Mr. Bird is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank and George Bird, Colorado; James Bird, Missouri; Dora and Emma Bird, Clinton. Funeral services were held Monday at Rossere funeral home and burial was made in Weldon cemetery.
The Wilson Record, January 6, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Rev. Andrew Jackson

Rev. Andrew Jackson Bird, former presiding elder of the Franklin and Somerset districts of the United Evangelical Church, died Monday in the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. The interment will take place tomorrow at Somerset.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 19, 1915
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Rev. Andrew Jackson

The Reverend Andrew Jackson Bird, pastor of the Calvary Evangelical Church of Johnstown and a former presiding elder of the Franklin and Somerset districts, died in the Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon of cancer of the stomach after a half year's illness. Three months ago he gave up his work and underwent an operation in Pittsburgh, but he gradually grew worse. Born near Confluence, Aug. 5, 1855, the Rev. Mr. Bird was a son of the late Noah Bird, a Mexican War veteran. He attended the public schools near Confluence and later entered Indiana State Normal, where he prepared for teaching, which he followed until about 1880 when he was admitted to the Pittsburgh conference of the Evangelical Church. Besides his mother, Mrs. Mary Bird, of Confluence, he is survived by his wife and one son, Rev. H. H. Bird, of  Springfield, Ohio.
Meyersdale Commercial, May 20, 1915
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017



BIRD, Andrew L.

Andrew L. Bird, 80, of Confluence, died in the Price Hospital Tuesday. He had been ill for some time and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Basil Bird and was one of 11 children. He was born in Addison township and lived there and in Confluence all of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Men's Bible Class. His wife, Mrs. Mary Show Bird, died six years ago. A daughter, Mrs. June Peterson of Scottdale, and four grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held today at 2:30 at the home with the Rev. Alden J. Allen, D.D., officiating. Burial under the direction of Samuel Black, in the Addison cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Reid Bird, 79, pastor of the Church of the Pilgrims at 22nd and P sts. nw, for 45 years, died yeterday at George Washington University Hospital. The Presbyterian minister who once said, "If I had a hundred lives to live, I'd want to spend all of them in the ministry," retired in 1955. As an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bird had favored law for his career, but by his senior year had changed his mind and went instead to Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. Soon after Dr. Bird came to Washington in 1910 he conducted a campaign for Presbyterian churches of the South to present a church to the National's Capital that would be a place of worship for visitors as well as Washingtonians. Washington is a "city on a hill among the nations," he said, "a strategic place where the world sees and reads in the daily newspapers of the kind of Christianity Americans believe in and practice." The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church designated the Church of the Pilgrims as a representative church for the denomination in Washington. The names of the contributing churches are recorded on the pews of the sanctuary. The purpose of his ministry, as Dr. Bird saw it, was to "draw men into close personal fellowship with God." He was known for his intensive pastoral concern for the church members and others in the community. His crusade for "an earnest Christian atmosphere" in Washington did not stop with construction of the church. He was one of the founders of the Washington Federation of Churches (now the Council of Churches, National Capital Area). With a group of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders, he also helped organize the Committee on Religious Life in the Nation's Capital. Mr. Bird is survived by his wife Lisette M.; two sons, the Rev. Dr. Andrew R. Bird, Jr., Huntington, W. Va., and Walter, of Washington; a daughter, Imogen Preston, Los Altos, Calif; 10 grandchildren, and a brother.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Arthur Clayton

Arthur Clayton Bird, 45, died suddenly at his home, 1029 Johnson street, at 3:15 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Bird had been in apparently good health yesterday, going to his work at the Wambaugh garage as usual. When he was suddenly taken ill this morning, his wife called a doctor, but medical aid arrived too late. Mr. Bird was born in Elkhart on May 27, 1883, the son of John and Elizabeth Bird. He was married to Grace Hummell of Elkhart in 1906, and had lived all his life here. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, 1013 Johnson street. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Bird, 1013 Johnson street, at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. H. W. White of the Second United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Basil

Basil Bird, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Addison township, died Thursday, February 14th, at his late residence, near Petersburg. He had been sick for a long time, having been confined to his home for the past two years. He was connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for more than half a century, and members of that society conducted the funeral services. He is survived by his wife and nine children.
The Somerset Herald, February 27, 1901
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Beatrice Clausen

Beatrice Bird, 74, of 16298 Ceres St., Fontana, died Friday in a Fontana hospital. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., and was a 30-year Fontana resident. She was a member of A.S.R.P. #555 of Fontana and the Old Timers Club. Survivors include a son, Charles, of Marionette, Wis.; two daughters, Betty Wagner of Fontana and Millicent Prytz of Long Beach; a brother George Clausen of Middlebury, Ind.; a sister, Alice Reber, of Fontana; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 tomorrow morning in Ingold Chapel. Burial will be private.
Published in the Sun Telegraph, San Bernardino, CA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017



BIRD, (child) Miss Blanche

This community was shocked on Tuesday morning when Blanche, the eldest daughter of Samuel Bird, died, this being the second death at that home in 48 hours. The friends and neighbors are doing all that can be done to help the bereaved parents. Three more children are very low with the measles and pneumonia but are some better at this writing.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Charles

Charles Bird, who has been sick for several days, died at his home in Northeast Elkhart this morning at 9 o'clock.
The Elkhart Review, April 23, 1896

NB: Date on card is different from grave marker.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017



BIRD, Charles E.

Charles E. Bird, Sr., 76, of N5806 Highway 180, Marinette, passed away on Sunday morning, April 9, 2006, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born on March 5, 1930, in Chesterton, Ind., to Bernard and Beatrice (Clausen) Bird. He graduated from San Bernardino High School while living in Fontana, Calif. He served in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, retiring as Chief Warrant Officer in 1970. He later worked at the Ansul Co. and Veratec Paper. Me married Lorraine Delfosse in Menominee on November 27, 1954. He was a member of the Marinette Masonic Lodge 182 and past head of all Masonic bodies in Marinette. He was also secretary of the Marinette Lodge for the past 15 years. A member of York Rite, Scottish Rite and the York Rite College, he was Grand High Priest of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Wisconsin in 1995, a past Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of the State of Wisconsin and Deputy General Grand High Priest of North Central Region, General Grand Chapter International Royal Arch Masons. He was also a member of Daylight Lodge of Crivitz, a 32nd Degree Mason of Scottish Rite, Valley of Agana, Guam, a member of Aloha Shrine of Hawaii, and a Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star of Guam. He was additionally a member of the American Legion. Charles is survived by his wife Lorraine, one daughter, Patricia Bird, two sons, Charles (Colleen) Bird and James (Sarah) Bird; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one grandchild. Friends may call at the Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 12. A Masonic service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the funeral home. Religious services will follow conducted by Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson. Burial will be in Tabor Lutheran Cemetery.
[abt. Sunday, April 9, 2006; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Chester M.

Chester M. Bird, beloved husband of Margaret, nee Kingston; loving father of Michael C. (Karen) and Maureen (George) Hartly; brother of George and Raymond Bird, Mary Kingston and the late Robert Bird; devoted grandfather of Michael, Michelle, and James Bird, George and Danny Hartly. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m., from Sullivan Funeral Home to St. Rita Church. Member of Div. 241, CTA. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Mrs. Clara Delphinia Bennett

Mrs. Clara D. Bird, 80, died in Miami, Fla., Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. S. Dillow, where she had lived for the past two years. She was a resident of Greeley for many years. She was born May 5, 1869 in Clinton, Ill. Besides Mrs. Dillow, five sons survive, Richard and Orva Bird, both employees of the Greeley Gas company; also six grandchildren. Her husband, R. D. Bird, died here in 1922. Funeral arrangements wil be an..........(rest missing)
August 25, 1948; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #65215651
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Clifford N.

Clifford N. Bird, aged 51, Markleysburg, died Saturday, August 16, 1958, in the Uniontown Hospital. He is survived by his step-mother, Nancy Bird; brothers and sisters, Ira Bird, Markleysburg; Hazel McCartney, Canonsburg; Hampton Bird, Monessen; Eddie Bird, Somerset; Oliver Bird, Belle Vernon; Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, Glade Farms, W.Va. Friends are being received in the Rodehaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg, until Tuesday at 2 p.m., the hour of service, with Rev. Joe Lewis officiating. Interment will be in the Bird Cemetery, Markleysburg.

[abt. Saturday, August 16, 1958; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017



BIRD, Clyde R.

Clyde R. Bird, 69, 910 Horner St., died Aug. 1, 1975, at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1906, in Somerset Co., son of Frank and Harriet (Koontz) Bird. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Ross. Survived by widow, former Margaret Weaver; two sons, Robert, married to former Jessie Thompson, 1 Slick Ave., and Donald, married to former Barbara Poorbaugh, Hollsopple R.D. 2; also four grandchildren. Brother of Miss Sara Bird, Berlin, and Mrs. Windfred Christner, Somerset. Retired employee of B & O Railroad with 50 years service. President of Bird Electric & Supply, Inc. Member of First United Methodist Church. Friends received Saturday and Sunday at the Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. J. Paul Clampa. Committal service at 11:30 a.m. at Somerset County Memorial Park.
abt. August 1, 1975; The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017



BIRD, Cyrus M.

Stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage early Christmas morning, Cyrus M. Bird, junior member of the widely known firm of Bird Bros., passed away at 3:30 a.m., on January 1, 1944, at his home in Summit Township, near the south borough limit of Meyersdale. During his week of illness, he had few lucid moments and became gradually weaker until the end came. His passing has overwhelmed his family with grief and left a void in the community that is deeply lamented by a host of friends. Cyrus Milton Bird was born in Summit Township, Somerset County, Pa., April 13, 1877. His parents were Orville and Hulda (Shultz) Bird. He entered the teaching profession at age eighteen and taught in Summit Township for five terms. In 1898 he served his country as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War, Co. I, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Ernest O. Kooser. In the year 1900, he and his brother, Charles E. Bird, rented a farm from the Consolidated Coal Co., located partly in Elk Lick and partly in Summit townships. Later they purchased this farm and also an adjacent farm to increase the acreage they devoted to agriculture and livestock and poultry raising.   They engaged in general farming, but soon after the firm of Bird Bros. was established, they made poultry breeding their major interest, with such signal success that they became internationally known as experts in that line. For many years they exhibited their highly developed Goldbank strain of giant bronze turkeys in the leading poultry shows of the United States, notably the great Madison Square poultry show in New York City and annually won the sweepstakes  championships. Breeding pens of their Goldbank strain of turkeys found ready sales in the four quarters of the globe. During the past 40 years, they have made shipments of their breeding stock to every state in the Union, to Mexico, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, France, Germany, and other foreign countries. They also developed a strain of partridge Plymouth Rock chickens that added to their fame as successful poultrymen. About four years ago, Charles E. Bird, the senior member of the firm of Bird Bros., became afflicted with cerebral trouble, starting with a blood clot in the brain, which incapacitated him for further work. He is at present a patient at a Philadelphia hospital. His brother's illness placed a greater burden on C. M. Bird, and the added strain no doubt hastened his own breakdown, but for an occasional illness from which he soon recovered, he remained very active in his work and various other duties until the night before Christmas when he was fatally stricken in his sleep. He was a member of the following organizations: Meyersdale Rotary Club, President of the Somerset County Sheep and Wool Growers Association for many years; director of the Somerset County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, school director of Summit Township; director of the Meyersdale Fair Association. He was also connected with several coal companies. [abt. January 1, 1944; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Demerit E.

Demerit E. Bird, 53, of Markleysburg, was fatally injured early Saturday morning, May 3, 1958, when struck by a car while walking along Route 40 on Summit Mountain. He was the father of eight children.  Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. Bird, and the following children: Robert, Markleysburg; Demerit Emerson, Jr., serving in the armed forces in Spain; Mrs. Doris Friend, Cleveland, Ohio; James Nicholas, Shirley Jean, Samuel Eugene, William Henry and Jack Edward, all at home; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 o'clock in the Brethren Church, Markleysburg, with the Rev. Joseph Lewis officiating and the Rev. John Rodahaver assisting. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery under the direction of the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Markleysburg. Friends will be received in the funeral home until tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg

d.o.d. Saturday, May 3, 1958; no source noted
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BIRD, Demerit E. Jr.

Demerit E. Bird, Jr., age 80, of Confluence, Pennsylvania, died Friday, October 29, 2010, in Shaffer's Countryside Personal Care Home, Friedens. He was born March 9, 1930, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a son of Demerit E. Bird, Sr., and Anna Wisecup Bird. As a young man, he was a member of the Markleysburg Brethren Church. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years. He served during the Korean War. Demerit was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwenyth Butler Bird; brothers, Robert, James, William, and Jack; and a sister, Shirley Savage. He is survived by a sister, Doris Friend and her husband Junior, Markleysburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, Sam Bird and wife Nancy, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday at Humbert Funeral Home in Confluence where a service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Blooming Rose Cemetery, Friendsville, Maryland.
[abt. Friday, October 29, 2010; No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Donald L.

Donald L. Bird, 61, Wauzeka, a long-time Crawford county highway department employe, died Monday in a Prairie du Chien hospital. He had been in poor health for several years. Surviving are his wife, Mildred; three sons, Dale, David and Thomas; three daughters, Mrs. Louis LoBianco, Mrs. James Mezera, and Patricia; his father, Frank Bird Sr., Boscobel; two brothers and 19 grandchildren. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Prairie du Chien funeral home.

[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Ellsworth

Ellsworth Bird, formerly of Sebetha, Kansas, died at his residence near Home station, Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. While Mr. Bird had not been feeling well for some time, he did not become critically ill until Saturday, when he sustained a stroke. Besides his widow, Mrs. Josie Stitt Bird, he leaves a son by a previous marriage, Leo Bird, and a grandson, Leo Bird, Jr., both of Chicago. He also leaves these brothers and sisters: R.L. Bird of Placentia, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Laub of Tarentum and Mrs. Dora Yeagley, Mrs. Venie Nedrow, Miss Ida Bird, P.F. Bird, and A.L. Bird, all of Confluence, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted in his late residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by the Rev. J. Norman Hunter of Blairsville. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery.

The Indiana Gazette, Tuesday, May 1, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Elwood

Elwood J. "Woody" Bird, a former Greeley resident, and a brother of Mrs. Mae Armatage, 2324 6th Ave., died Saturday, Oct 17, in Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Hospital following an open heart surgery. He was 52. The open heart surgery which Bird had undergone is an operation which has been done only for the past two years, involving removal of veins from the legs and transplanting to the heart. The operation was described in detail in Readers' Digest in Sept. 1970. Bird was the owner of several dry cleaning shops in California. He attended Greeley schools and had served in the Navy in World War II. He was the son of the late Roy E. and Mary A. Bird who farmed in the Briggsdale community. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bird, were early Briggsdale settlers, his grandmother the first postmaster at Briggsdale. His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Forquer, were early settlers in the Ashton district. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Armatage are his wife, Mrs. Carol Bird; a son, Gene, and a daughter, Peggy, and two grandchildren. Also surviving are another sister, Mrs. Alice Hines, and a brother, Larry Bird, both of Ketchikan, Alaska. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 in Long Beach in Cornelius Church, which Bird had helped to build
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[Source and date of publication are unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, (child) Elsie

EIGHT CASES PARALYSIS - Three Victims of Infantile Disease in Somerset County Have Died. Infantile Paralysis claimed another young life in this region Sunday. In addition a sudden outburst of the disease at Confluence in this county resulted in an extra ordinary joint meeting of the board of health and the borough council Sunday afternoon. As a result of the session, a rigid quarantine on all children in the borough for the next two weeks was ordered. All little ones are to be kept on the premises of their parents and all churches, Sunday Schools and other assemblages are to be closed until the quarantine is lifted. The little chap, who died is Coleman Karp, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Karp of Barnesboro. He died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning after three days' illness. The child suffered from what is known as ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and successive limbs until it reaches the vitals. The child died when the respiratory and cardiac centers in the medulla oblongata were paralyzed, making respiration and heart action impossible. The remains of the child were taken to Johnstown in an auto hearse and were buried in the Hebrew Cemetery at Giestown. Five new cases developed Sunday at or near Confluence, as follows: Ruth, seven-month-old daughter of Arch Kennedy of Dumas, a village near Confluence; James, two-year-old son of Frank Havner of Confluence; May, three-year-old daughter of C. A. Cunningham of Confluence; Vincent, four years old and Eva, three year old children of Albert Hyatt of Confluence. The Fox children, who first became ill at Confluence, returned Sunday to their home in Conshohocken, Pa. The situation in Cambria and Somerset Counties, outside of the places named, is said to be unchanged. Elsie, the eight year old daughter of W. A. Bird, of Listonburg died yesterday after only one day illness. There have been in the past few weeks in all thirteen cases of infantile paralysis in Somerset County.

Meyersdale Commercial, Aug. 24, 1916
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Emory S.

Emory S. Bird, age 54 years, 11 months and 15 days, of Markleysburg, Pa., died in the Uniontown Hospital, Monday, October 16, 1967. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Pearl, and son John. He was the son of the late Walter and Rhodie Savage Bird. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Jean Bowers of Markleysburg; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Arley, of Clairton, Pa., Palmer of Markleysburg, and Edgar of Morgantown, W.Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Harris of Farmington, Mrs. Carlus (Rose) Moyers, Bruceton Mills, W.Va., Mrs. Alex (Jean) Sekete of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received in the Williams Funeral Home, Markleysburg, after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon Thursday, and in the Union Chapel Church from 1 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. John A. Asch and Rev. Dwight Aldinger officiating. Interment in the Bird Cemetery, Flat Rock Road, Markleysburg.

[abt. Monday, October 16, 1967; unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ephraim Ruple

Ephraim Ruple Bird of 1033 Johnson street, aged 68, died suddenly at 6:30 o'clock last evening. Heart disease is given by Dr. Eugene Holdeman, county coroner, as the cause of death. Mr. Bird worked all day Wednesday at the plant of the Martin Band Instrument Co., where he has been employed for a number of years. It was a short time after he had eaten his supper with other members of the family that he was stricken. He had returned from outdoors and was talking and joking with his son Bernard Spencer Bird, his son's wife and his two grandchildren in the dining room, when without a word or an exclamation, he fell to the floor, expiring immediately. Mrs. Bird, who is an invalid because of heart trouble, was in a reclining chair in an adjoining room and heard her husband fall, but was unable to go to him. Mr. Bird's only previous warnings of heart trouble were difficulty breathing, which he mentioned sometimes when lifting Mrs. Bird. The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon, Rev. A.U. Ogilvie of the Congregational Church officiating. Elkhart Lodge of Pythias will participate in the services. The burial will take place at Grace Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Bird, who was a son of Thomas and Mary Ann Bird, was born at North Liberty, Ind., on April 2, 1856. He was brought to Elkhart by his parents when he was a child. Mr. Bird had been a member of the Elkhart lodge Knights of Pythias for nearly 40 years and was the possessor of a veteran's jewel presented by the lodge after his 25 years of membership. Surviving Mr. Bird are his wife, Meta (Spencer) Bird, to whom he was married on July 2, 1882; the son, two granddaughters, and two sisters, Mrs. Warren Rowley and Mrs. Etta Dotson, all of Elkhart.

[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Miss Frances Leota

Miss Frances Leota Bird, who lacked but a few weeks of her twentieth year, died of peritonitis at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bird of No. 1013 Johnson street, at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night. Miss Bird, who was prostrated with the fatal malady nine weeks ago, and had undergone two operations in an effort to save her life, was a great sufferer during her illness. Hope alternated with fear during the last few weeks of her illness, temporary improvements being followed by relapses. During the past week, little hope had been entertained that her life would be saved. Funeral services conducted by Rev. A. S. Menaugh of Goshen will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery. Miss Bird, who was born in this city April 29, 1893, had always lived here. For three years prior to her illness she was employed in the assembling department of the Conn factory. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Arthur Bird of this city.

[Publication source and date unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Frank E.

Frank E. Bird, 82, of Wauzeka, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at his home in rural Wauzeka. He wa born June 17, 1916, in Crawford County, son of Frank and Elizabeth Lenz Bird. He married Yvonne Ward Nov. 21, 1934 in Prairie du Chien. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Dianne Bird of Seneca, and Ben and Mary Bird of Wauzeka; three daughters, Betty and Ronald Schmidt of Boscobel, Sally and Jack Warczak of Monona, Nancy and Homer Davis of Lancaster; 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; one brother, Marion and Helen Bird of Ferryville. He was preceded in death by one brother, one step-sister, and one great-grandson. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wauzeka, Pastor Lynn Schreck officiating, with burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel and at the church from 12 until time of service.

[abt. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998; No source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017


BIRD, Frank O.

Frank O. Bird, 85, of Wauzeka, died Friday, July 5, at the Boscobel Memorial Nursing Home. For many years, Mr. Bird served as the Crawford County Highway Commissioner, until his retirement. Funeral services were held Monday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel. Rev. Paul Anderson officiated and burial was in the Wauzeka Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Anna; two sons, Marion, Ferryville, and Frank Jr., Wauzeka; two brothers, Don and Jim, Boscobel; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Muenching, Davenport, Ia.; three step-sons, Arthur and Lyle Ulve, Boscobel, and Robert, Green Bay; and one step-daughter, Mrs. George Leunenberger, Alanson, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

[No source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2017

BIRD, Frank R.

Frank R. Bird, 76, a well known Somerset resident died Christmas Eve. He was born in Addison Feb. 25, 1877, a son of Ross and Ella Garlitz Bird. Mr. Bird started to work in the old Opera House when he was 14 years of age. His first employer was Paul Casebeer at the Opera House. He also worked for W. F. Shaffer & Sons Marble works for 45 years. He followed the work around the theater with C. B. Pascoe and continued with the Blatt brothers until his health caused him to retire. He is survived by four children: Miss Sara Bird and Mrs. Winifred Christner, Somerset; Clyde Bird, Johnstown; Ross Bird, Connellsville; one sister, Mrs. Susan Ulery, New Castle; also nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Bird was a charter member of the Somerset Volunteer Fire Company and was with the fire fighters when they were known as the west End volunteers; also a member of the First E.U.B. church. Friends are being received in the Walter S. Hoffman funeral home, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth T. Barnette officiating. Cremation will follow in Pittsburgh.

The Somerset American, December 26, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Fred W.

Bird, Fred W. --His home, W234 Main Ave. Survived by a brother William V. Bird; one sister, Mrs. Evan Garner, both of Lewiston Idaho; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Mon. Jan 18 at 11 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Chapel of Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, S327 Jefferson St. Rev. Herb Bryant officiating. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park.

5 January 1965; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #63622841
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Frederick C.

Frederick C. Bird, 69, Somerset, died May 29, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, in Aspinwall. Born Dec. 24, 1927, in Somerset, son of the late Sara Bird. Survived by these children: Marjorie, wife of Donald Shaulis, Somerset; Brenda, wife of Lester Snyder, Rockwood; and Richard Bird, Somerset; six granchildren. He was a retired employee of Briggs Inc. with 28 years of service. Veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Attended Somerset Christian Fellowship. Friend will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Somerset Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. M. D. Herring officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. The body will lie in state in the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. In lier of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Somerset.

29 May, 1997; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71991800
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, George H.

After a brief illness, caused by grippe and pneumonia, George H. Bird died at his house at Valley Center, on Back Creek, on Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock, aged about 77 years. Mr. Bird had not been in his usual health for sometime, but his condition was not thought to be serious until a few days before his death. His aged companion, his sons and daughters, with the exception of one son, were with him in his last illness and at the close of his earthly life, and with loving hands administered to every want. David Bird was the absent son, who with his family, was visiting friends in West Virginia. He was summoned, but did not reach his father's bedside until an hour after his death. The remains of the deceased were interred at Green Hill church on Wednesday evening, after an appropriate funeral service by Rev. W. H. Woolf, assisted by Revs. A. Q. Flaherty and C. M. Anderson. The pallbearers were the four sons, Charles, Harmon, Anson and David, and son-in-law S. B Rexrode, and grandson Sullie Rexrode.

no date or source noted
Findagrave Memorial #116004900[connects to George Anson Bird]
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, George Washington

Funeral Serviced To Be Held Monday For George W. Bird
Funeral services for George W. Bird, 72, of 1915 East Twenty-eighth avenue, a resident of Colorado fifty one years, who died of a heart attack last Wednesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Olinger mortuary, Sixteenth and Boulder streets. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery. He was born in Clinton, Ill. On coming to Colorado in 1889, he took up a homestead near Fleming. He later moved to Greeley where he was engaged in the retail grocery business from 1905 to 1931, when he retired. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Howell of Denver; a son, W. A. Bird of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bennett of Greeley and Mrs. Dora Meyers of Clinton, Ill.; two brothers, Frank Bird, of Fort Collins and James M. Bird of Darlington, Mo. and four grandchildren.

8 December 1940; no source noted.
Findagrave Memorial #73132352
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Gerald W.

Bird, Gerald W. - Funeral services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd., Rockwall, TX. Friday evening prayer service 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rest Haven Rockwall Chapel, owned by the Cain Family.

Dallas Morning News, August 15, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Grace Augustine

Grace A. "Birdie" Bird, 99, Greensburg, died Oct. 3, 2007, in Green Meadows, Latrobe. She was born July 26, 1908, in Addison, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sara Heydenreich Augustine. Birdie was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Chester S. Bird. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Frederick B. Augustine. She is survived by a brother, Marshall T. Augustine, Addison; a niece and three nephews. Prior to retirement, she had been employed as a teacher in the Uniontown School District. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Greensburg where she was a member of the Beth Circle and the WELCA. She was a past president of the Women's Missionary Society of the former Pittsburgh Synod, was the first president of the former United Lutheran Church Women of the former Pittsburgh Synod; she had served seven years on the American Board of the Women's Christian College in Madras, India and had sponsored 20 girls in the School for Girls in Rajahmundry, India. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Barnhart Funeral Home, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church, South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. The Rev. Bishop Alexander L. Black, the Rev. Bishop Paul E. Spring, and the Rev. Gene R. Stuckey, Sr., is co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Jersey Cemetery. As expression sympathy, should friends desire, memorials may be placed with Heartland Hospice.

[abt. Oct. 3, 2007; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Gwenyth A. Butler

Gwenyth A. Bird, 77, Confluence, died April 13, 2007, in Katie Miller's Personal Care Home, Confluence. She was born July 16, 1929 in Winterport, Maine, a daughter of Samuel and Emma (Bowden) Butler. She is preceded in death by parents; sisters, Hazel Butler and Betty Crawford. She is survived by her husband, Demerit E. Bird, Jr.; sisters, Martha Alexander, Winn, Maine, and Gladys Lynch, Winterport; a brother, Sam Butler, Winterport; niece, Mary Jane Adams, Frankfort, Maine; and nephew, Charles Rancourt, Old Town, Maine. Friends will be received at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, where a service will be held Monday. The Rev. Ronald Schaeffer officiating. Interment, Blooming Rose Cemetery, Friendsville, Md.
[d.o.d. April 13, 2007; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2017

BIRD, Harold Glen

Harold Glen Bird, 25, of Akron, Ohio, died in a Beaver Falls Hospital after a short illness. He was formally of near Silbaugh and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bird. He was married several years to Miss Virginia Nichols of Akron. He served in the United States Army for four years. Among relatives who attended the funeral were, Sylvester Miller, Mr and Mrs. Calvin Wiltrout and Family, and Viola Saques, all of Beaver Falls; Mrs. Clarence Rose, Harvey Tressler, Reading; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bird, Somerset, and Mrs. Leo Bird, Berlin.
25 February 1956; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #65816619
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Harris Hamilton

Harris Hamilton Bird died Sunday morning, October 23, 2011, at Flagler Hospital and had been quite active until he suffered a broken rib with complications from a fall at home approximetely a week earlier. He was born Dec. 1, 1920, the only son of the late Lucretial and Frank Bird of Quincy, Ill., and is survived by his loving wife, Connie Bird of New York. Harris grew up in Quincy and finished his schooling at Quincy College with a degree in science. He then entered the U.S. Navy during the Second World War and was stationed in a Navy Hospital in Boston, Mass At the war's end, he returned to obtain his master's degree in science at the University of West Virginia. He was hired at Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, N.Y., as a biochemist where he co-authored several scientific papers regard "Protein synthesis" and retired in 1990 after 40 years with a distinguished service award,. Harris had purchased property here in St. Augustine in 1986 with his wife and eventually moved here in 1991 on the lovely Salt Run. He had always enjoyed the NYC Opera and Ballet and was very happy to find the EMMA musical presentations, the Flagler College Radio and had the opportuniaty to hear and talk personally with Yo-Yo Ma at a Jacksonville concert reception. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park, is in charge of arrangements.
abt. Oct. 23, 2011; no source noted [Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida]
Findagrave Memorial #168546343
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Dr. Harry H.

Dr. Harry H. Bird, 95, Westminster Terrace, died there Thursday. He was a native of Johnstown, Pa., and a retired Presbyterian minister. Survivors include two daughtes, Mrs. Duncan Macpherson of Sussex, N. J., and Mrs. Wayne Ambler of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Pearson's was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Westminster Terrace or charity.
29 January 1981; unknown source
Findagrave Memorial #73925789
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Herbert Allison

Herbert A. Bird died at his home on Oden Street, Confluence, 6:45 A.M., Thursday, March 27th, after an illness of several months, frrom a complication of diseases. He as born in Addison Township, June 21, 1878, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Ellen (Nicholson) Bird, and was aged 56 years, 9 months and 6 days, when he passed away. He lived in Addison Township until after his marriage, about 32 years ago, to Rosa Lininger, who died 18 months ago. About 29 years ago he moved to Confluence, where he entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in whose service he remained until his death. Mr. Bird was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Confluence for the last 25 years, and was for many years a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, a member of the Confluence Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Pleasant VAlley Lodge, Knights of Pythias. He was a sincere Christian and respected by every one who knew him. Surviving is one daughter, Clara Bird, and one granddaughter, at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William P. Wall and Mrs. Clarence Woolheater of Pittsburgh, and one brother, John Bird, of Somerset. Funeral services were held at his late home at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, Rev.,Francis M. Kees, pastor of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating.  The pallbearers were his co-workers--James F. May, Melvin Hyatt, Ray Hyatt, Louis Hobernicht, Charles LInderman and Ralph Knight. About tirty members of the Confluence Volunteer Fire Department, in uniform, acted as an honor guard. A quartet composed of Mrs. A. T. Groff, Mrs. M. M. Brooke, Mrs. Walter Davis and Mrs. J. T. Reynolds sang. The services at the grave in Addison Cemetery, wehre interment took place, were in charge of Pleasant Valley Lodge, Knight of Pythias.
abt. March 29 1935; no known source
Findagrave Memorial #71602124
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Miss Ida Providence

Ida P. Bird died at her home on Sterner street, Confluence, on Wednesday evening, October 25th at 10 o'clock. She was aged 76 years, 5 months and 20 days. She had been in ill health for several years. She was born on a farm in Addison Township, Somerset County, and moved to Confluence about 30 years ago, when the family located. here. Ida Providence Bird was a daughter of the late Basil and Catherine Bird and for the last 25 years resided with her brother, Perry Bird. She is survived by three brothers and three sisters--Perry F. Bird, Confluence; Robert L. Bird, Placentia, California; Andrew L. Bird, Confluence; Mrs. Mary Laub, Tarentum and Mrs. Fred Yeagley and Mrs. Lavinia Nedrow, Confluence. Ida P. Bird was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Confluence until her health made it impossible to attend during the last few years. Funeral services were held at her late home on Friday at 2:30 P.M., the services being conducted by Rev. Frank M. Kees, pastor of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in Addison Cemetery. Funeral Director Charles B. Humbert was in charge. Among those froma a distance who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Saylor, Rockwood; Miss Maud Hileman and Mr. and Mrs. Wiseman of Somerset, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Peterson of Scottdale.
abt. October 25, 1933; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71008584
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ira Gilbert

Bird, Ira Gilbert -- Age 90 years, of Markleysburg, Pa., died Monday, May 7, 1984. He was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Glover Bird. He taught in the Monessen and Mountain Area Schools, for 25 years, and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Markleysburg. Surviving are his wife, Maybelle Schrock Bird, Markleysburg; four sons, Donald, Fairborne, Ohio; Wade, Arcamum, Ohio; Wendell, at home; and Ronald, Markleysburg; six daughters, Garnet Jeffries, Uniontown; Ruby Cale, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; Ruth Fieldson, Markleysburg; Audrey Bates, Miamisburg, Ohio; Wanda Huey, High House, PA.; and Donna Hill, Cleveland, Ohio; 41 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three daughters and two sons. Memorial services will be held in Markleysburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 13. William Mahoney will officiate.
abt. Monday, May 7, 1984; souce unknown
Findagrave Memorial #65722407
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Jack Edward

Jack Edward Bird, 57, of Markleysburg, Pa., and formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with his family by his side, on Sunday, February 29, 2004, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. He was born August 22, 1946, son of Demerit E. Bird, Sr., and Anna E. Wisecup Bird. Mr. Bird was employed at All Industrial as a Truck Driver for 15 years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spent most of his life. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Bird and his wife Irene, a brother-in-law, Eugene Savage, a sister, Shirley Jean Savage, two other brothers, William Henry Bird and James Nickolos Bird, Sr., and his parents. Surviving are a sister, Doris Friend and husband Huston of Markleysburg, Pa.; two brothers, Samuel Bird and wife Nancy of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and Demerit E. Bird, Jr., and his wife Janice of Glasglow, Montana; a very special sister-in-law, Marjorie Bird of Farmington, Pa.; a very special friend and co-worker, Gina Murphy; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and close friends. Friends will be received in the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home of Farmington, Pa., today from 7-9, and Thursday, March 4, until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. John Bodine and Rev. Dale Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow in Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James

James Bird, a young man about 19 years of age, died at his home in North Elkhart yesterday afternoon, of lung fever.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James Edward

James Edward Bird was born in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, and departed this life at Wilcox, Arizona, at the age of 60 years 23 days. He was the son of Cleao P. Bird and Catherine E. Doty, both precedng him in death. He grew up on a farm south of Darlington, Missouri, and attended school there and Ft. Collins, Colorado, graduating from high school in Emporia, Kansas. He and Thelma Marguerite Grimsley were united in Holy Matrimony on March 9, 1935. To this union were born three children: Roberta Fern Scott, Phoenix; Dorothy Lee Rosenbalm, Jamul, Califoria; and James Albert Bird, El Cajon, California, all of whom survive. Also nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Roberta Mae Kidney, of Bend, Oregon. James and his family moved to California to make their home in 1940. He worked as a supervisor at Douglas Aircraft, was an active director of Sea Scouts and was a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County under Sheriff Biscaluz. They moved to Daggett, California in 1944 while he was employed by the United States Air Force. Then he was employed for 12 and a half years by the California State Agricultural Department as a plant quarantine inspector and deputy entomologist at Daggett and by both state and federal agriculture departments at San Diego, coming to Wilcox in May 1958, where he owned and operated service stations and a garage and later drove trucks. Because of his failing health, he has been semi-retired since 1969. He was an active member of the Methodist Church and helped organize their Methodist Men's Club whose purpose it was to maintain and promote the camps in the area. Upon moving to this area, he continued his membership in the Wilcox United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of both the Wilcox Odd Fellows, serving as their Noble Grand, and the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, No. 2131. James remained cheerful throughout his life, even though he suffered much pain. He always found the good qualities in his fellowman. He will be greatly missed by his wife and family and many friends.
[Source and date of publication are unknown]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James M.

Funeral services for James M. Bird, 86, 210 Linda Vista Drive, who died Wednesday in a local hospital, were planned for 12:30 p.m. today at Greenlawn Chapel with the Rev. J. S. Bollinger officiating. Burial will be in Albany, Mo. Mr. Bird, a native of Illinois, was a farmer and lived here five years, He is survived by son Cleao Pink Bird of Bakersfield; grandchildren James of Daggett and Roberta of Oildale; sisters Dora and Emma of Illinois; five great-grandchildren.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James R.

James R. Bird, Dimondale, age 99, died Saturday, August 2, 1986, at a local hospital. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are brother Don A. Bird of Holt; and three nephews, Gardner Bird of Eaton Rapids, Frank Bird Jr. and Marion Bird, both of Wisconsin. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by the Shelly Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.
[Unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, James Wilson

James Wilson Bird was born in Alexandria, Virginia, March 4, 1787. His father moved to Georgia and established a large iron works in Warren county at the Shoals of Ogeechee. In his early life, James Wilson Bird carried on his work successfully. On February 1, 1820, he married Frances Casey of Savannah, by Rev. William Cooper. Later on, he moved to Hancock county here he lived until his death, November 26, 1868, at the ripe old age of eighty-one. He devoted almost his entire life to agriculture, having large plantations in several counties in Georgia, and living the typical life of a Southern gentleman of the ante-bellum days. He graduated as second honor man in his class.
[Unknown source] 
Note* The aforementioned dates do not agree with those from his grave marker.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017

 

BIRD, James Winfield Scott

James Winfield Scott Bird died at the home of Mrs. Felicia Bird, Water street, Confluence, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning, April 17, at the age of 39 years and 22 days. He had been in poor health for three years but was not confined to his bed before April 12. He spent most of the winter at Pittsburgh at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. P. Wall, but came back to Confluence two weeks ago. On Tuesday of last week he went to the barber shop and after his return collapsed and continued to grow weaker until the end came. James W. S. Bird was born in Addison, March 22, 1882. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Bird, both of whom died in Confluence several years ago. His father was a veteran of the Civil War. About 17 years ago the family moved from Addison to Confluence. James was a young man of a kind and gentle disposition and was always ready to do any person a good act. He was well liked by a large circle of friends. He was a single man. Five of his brothers and sisters preceded him to the grave. Two brothers survive him, namely Herman of Confluence and John of Blairsville Intersection. His surviving sisters are Mrs. W. P. Wall and Miss Emma Bird, Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mrs. Felicia Bird, where he died, Rev. J. M. Cogsley officiating; interment in Ursina Cemetery. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wall, Miss Emma Bird and Clarence Woolheater, Pittsburgh.
[Unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Jefferson

Another veteran of the Civil War, Jefferson Bird, of Confluence, has answered the last roll call. Mr. Bird was a native of Addison township and lived most of his life in Somerset county. He was a hard-working, honest man. He lived at Confluence with his family for the last seven years, where his wife died about three years ago. Early in the summer, he was stricken with paralysis and after recovering from the shock he gradually got weaker and appeared to lose all vitality. A few weeks ago he went to Harnedsville to visit his brother-in-law, W. Nicholson, at whose home he died on Saturday, September 21, in the 66th year of his age, his birthday occurring in November. He is survived by six children - Miss Emma of Pittsburgh, Miss Allie, James, John, Charles and Herbert, all of whom live at home. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, the sisters being Mrs. John Gilbert of Jenners, Mrs. George Saylor of Somerset, Mrs. John Cooper of Leechburg, and two brothers, Ross of Somerset and Marshall of Confluence. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the Church of God, Ursina, Rev. C. W. Hoover of the M. E. Church of Confluence, officiating. A delegation of the GAR attended the funeral and were the pall-bearers. The funeral was an exceptionally large one.

[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Jennifer Marie (infant)

Jennifer Marie Bird, infant daughter of Charles and Denise Bird of 1314 Armstrong St., Marinette, who was born on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, failed to survive. Jennifer is survived by her parents, two brothers, Jason and Charles, her grandparents, Charles and Lorraine Bird of Porterfield, Jan DeCamp and Myrill Brix of Marinette, and great-grandparents, Rudy and Della Kamin, of Marinette. Family services will be held on Sunday at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Werner will officiate. Burial will be at McAllister Lutheran Church Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Jim

Jim Bird, 77, 230 E. 9th St., died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Freeman Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born on July 9, 1892, in Goff, Kan., and had been a resident of Joplin since 1957. He was a retired employe of the Burlington Railroad. Surviving are four sons, John Byrd, Plymouth, Mich.; Sam Bird, Denver, Col.; Herb Bird, Coffeyville, Kan.; and Ray Bird, Beaumont, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Murphy, Dighton, Kan.; Mrs. Tina Williams, Sherman, Tex.; Mrs. Freda Hall, Cherryvale, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Edna Jordan, Horton, Kan.; 21 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Garold Morlan, 2201 McConnell Ave. Arrangements will be announced by the Parker Mortuary.
[Unknown source and date of publication]
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, John Franklin

John Franklin Bird, 66, identified with the city's band instrument industries for twenty-three years, and one of Elkhart's most highly respected citizens, died at 7-20 o'clock yesterday morning at the Holy Family hospital in Laporte. While his death was directly due to uremic poisoning, Mr. Bird's health had been failing since the death of his daughter, Frances, which occurred March 15, 1913. He had been under a physician's care for six months. He was taken seriously sick February 16 and was moved to the hospital three days later. Funeral services will be held at the home, 1013 Johnson street, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. S. Menaugh, pastor of the Goshen Progressive Brethren church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the family lot in Grace Lawn cemetery. Mr. Bird was born in Laporte county, November 26, 1853, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bird. On July 3, 1881 he married Miss Elizabeth Niccum and she and one son, Arthur E. Bird, survive in addition to three sisters, Mrs. John Daley, Mrs. Warren Rowley and Mrs. Etta Dotson; and one brother, Ephraim Bird. Mr. Bird was one of a family of twelve children. For twenty-three years Mr. Bird was an employee for the C. G. Conn band instrument factory and during that time he established the enviable record of never reporting late for work. For the past two years he had been employed in the valve department of E. A. Couturier Band Instrument company which moved from this city to Laporte. He was a member of the Elkhart Brass Workers' union. Following his death the body was brought to the Charles W. Walley funeral home in this city by his son, Arthur Bird.

The Elkhart Review, February 23, 1920
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Posted February 22, 2017


BIRD, John H.

John H. Bird, 66, lifelong resident of Dewitt county, passed away Sunday at the home of his son-in-law, Walter Evans, six miles east of Wapella. Death followed a paralytic stroke suffered about 10 days ago. The deceased was born in Dewitt County, February 18, 1866, the son of Alexander and Elvira Bird. He was united in marriage to Rachel R. Beatty in this city, June 14, 1888, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Walker Evans and Mrs. Ira Miller, both of whom survive. He is also survived by the widow and the following brothers and sisters: Frank and George, Greeley, Colo.; James, Darlington, Mo.; Taylor, International Falls, Minn.; and A. J., Mrs. Grant Myers and Mrs. E.J. Bennett of Clinton. Two brothers and one sister preceded the deceased in death. He was a member of the Shiloh United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Birkbeck with Rev. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. The body was taken to Reeser's Funeral Home and prepared for burial.
[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Lee Boyce

Lee Boyce Bird, age 88, born February 18, 1919, in Prairie Mountain, Texas, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucille Keller Bird of Missouri City, Texas; sons, Russell Lee Bird and Darrell David Bird of Houston; granddaughters, Casey Lee Bird and Amy Lee Bird of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Betty Bird Parks of San Antonio, Texas; nieces, Kathlyn Fowler of Houston and Gay Goodale Smith of San Antonio, Texas; and nephew, Michael Goodale of San Antonio, Texas. As per his wish, there are no formal services. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund, Fredericksburg, Texas, or to a charity of choice.
abt. Monday, October 8, 2007; The Houston Chronicle
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Leo Sr.

Leo Bird of South Pasadena, Ca., formerly of Chicago and Madison, Wi., died November 10, 1964. He was the husband of Florence R. Bird., and the father of the late Leo Bird, Jr. Friends may call at the Hebblethralte Chapel, 1567 Maple Ave., Evanston, Friday, where a Masonic service will be conducted by the Paul Revere Lodge #898 A.F.& A.M. Entombment, Memorial Park Cemetery.
Chicago Tribune, November 11, 1964
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Leo Jr.

Services for Leo Bird, Jr., 45, of 1345 Plymouth Lane, Glenview, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 1507 Maple Ave., Evanston. Mr. Bird died Wednesday in MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Monday in Summit. He was merchandising manager of Visking Company, W. 65th St., a division of Union Carbide Company. Surviving are his widow Jeanne and father Leo, Sr.
[Unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Lon "Chuck"

Fort Worth - Lon "Chuck" Bird, 89, a retired Greyhound bus driver, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Dr. Murray Richey will officiate. Greenwood Mausoleum
Chuck Bird was born Oct. 14, 1910 in Mineral Wells. He played professional football in the 1930s. He married Hazel Anderson in 1960 and worked for Greyhound for 31 years. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge 124 and was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy Sea Bee's. Survivors: Wife of 40 years, Hazel Marie Bird and one niece, Marion Dunham and husband Joe.  Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road

[abt. Friday, July 14, 2000; No source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Louisa Bender

Mrs. Louisa Bird, sixty-eight, a resident of Elkhard for all but two or three years of her life and widow of Noah Bird, a Civil war veteran, died at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at 501 West Beardsley avenue, where she had made her home for the past forty-four years. Death was due to complications of diseases and came after a nuber of years of illness. Mrs Bird was born near Akron, Oh, August 26, 1847, and came to Elkhart with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Isaac Benderm when she was three years old. She married Mr. Bird soon after his return from active service in the Civil war. He was engaged as a papermaker in a local mill, and died in 1883. Mrs. Bird was for a long time a member of the Woman' Relief Corps, but owing to her illness of the past few years, she had been inactive in the organization. Mrs. Bird is survived by four sons, Schulyer, Leon, Chester and Robert, none of whom are in Elkhard, a daughter, Mrs. A. B. McCue of Madison Wis., a brother, Ollie Bender, of Elkhard, four sisters, Mrs. A. Swinehart of Chicago, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair of Oklahoma, Mrs., John Watkins and Mrs. Mary Bender of Elkhart, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the late home at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. R. A. Morrison of Riverside Christian church officiating. Interment will be made in Gracelawn cemetery.
April 3, 1916; Elkhart Truth
Findagrave Memorial #72489511
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 26, 2017

BIRD, Miss Lucetta

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., March 11th, Miss Lucetta Bird passed from earth to Heaven, the cause of her death, heart and nervous trouble. She leaves a widowed mother, Mrs. Catherine Bird, and four sisters and four brothers as follows: Mrs. Yeagley, Confluence; Mrs. P.V. Nedrow, Somerfield; Mrs. J.I. Laub, Tarentum; and Ida, at home; Andrew and Perry, Confluence, and Ellsworth and Robert, of Kansas. She was born on Sunday, March 23, 1872, at the old home known as the Basil Bird farm, Addison twp. Converted during a great revival held by the Rev. N.L. Brown in the old Methodist Episcopal Church, Addison, in 1889, she constantly lived a consistent Christian life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, a loving devoted daughter to an invalid mother, a true tender-hearted sister, a constant friend. She was patient in her sickness, and at the end she said, as though she heard the flutter of angel wings,
"I am not afraid to go. I'm going home. Tell Mother not to grieve."
Her mother was downstairs and could not see Miss "Cetta" pass away.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted Februar
y 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs Maisie C. Blanchard

A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, Maisie Bird died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000. She was 95 and a native of Brusly. Before retiring from the city-parish Health Unit, she was a homemaker, and in her early years taught elementary education in a one-room school house near Luling. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, with recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Visiting at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly, 1:30 p.m. until religious services at 2:30 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Donald Blanchard. Entombment in St. John the Baptist Mausoleum. Survived by a son, Edward A. Bird III and his wife Terri S. Bird of Pierre Part; a daughter, Maisie Bird Barra and her husband Richard J. Barra of Lafayette; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Bird, Jr.; two daughters, Barbara Bird Richard and Diane Bird Verbois; two sisters, Eta Gauthreaux and Seessel Peavy; a brother, Wesley Blanchard; parents, Armand and Dionne Landry Blanchard, and a grandson, Allen Richard. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. She was a 1922 graduate of Brusly High School, a past member of Third Order of Mary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and Sacred Heart Altar Society. She was a devout Catholic and was committed to her faith all of her life.

[abt. Tuesday, January 18, 2000; Unknown Source]
Find A Grave Memorial# 170953114
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Posted February 15, 2017


BIRD, Miss Malinda

Miss Malinda Bird, R.N., of Pittsburgh died January 18, in the West Penn Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W. S. Benshoff officiating.
[Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA.]
abt. Jan.uary 18, 1950; no  source noted

Findagrave Memorial #70729437
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Marcus

Marcus Bird, the old surveyor, died at his home near Carrington on the 7th inst., of paralysis. He had a stroke March 31st from which he never recovered. Funeral services were held by Rev. Penn, with burial at Millers Creek cemetery. He was born in Virginia in 1806 and came to this county in 1824 and was among the first residents of Fulton and learned the cabinet trade. He married Miss Lizzie Talbot in Montgomery county in 1830, was elected county surveyor in 1835 and held the place for about 35 years. He has three children living and 2 dead, 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. There is probably no man who knew every nook and hollow in this county like Marcus Bird, as he has been on every quarter section of land in it. In the early days when Fulton consisted of a store, blacksmith shop and grocery, Bird was said to be the best wrestler in the state; at all events, no man in those days struck Fulton who could throw him down. He was a small but exceedingly wiry and tough young fellow in those days. When Uncle Joe Bryan first came to Fulton, a man by the name of Warner was the sheriff. Warner carried all the papers pertaining to his office in his hat. He introduced Uncle Joe to Marcus Bird as Mr. Bird, "one of the wren family," as he was a small bird.
[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Marion James

Marion James Bird, 90, Ferryville, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the Prairie Health Center in Prairie du Chien. He was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Lenz) Bird. He entered the Army in 1942 during World War II, and served three years in Europe and Africa, receiving three Purple Hearts and three Battle Stars in Africa with the 2nd Corps, and two Battle Stars in Italy with the 5th Army. He was united in marriage to Helen Davenport on Oct. 8, 1945. After leaving the service, he owned and operated a small garage and repair service in Ferryville for several years. After selling the garage, he became a commercial fisherman, guide and trapper, which he did until his retirement. He was also a Crawford County deputy sheriff and a police officer in Ferryville for several years. He is survived by his daughter, Jaelene Seymour, Ferryville; two grandsons, Michael (Peggy) Broadhead, Waukon, Ia., Jeff (Tracey) Broadhead, Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters, Kelly (Steve) Peterson and Tracy Hatlan (Billy Heisz) both of Ferryville; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, a son-in-law, Gale Seymour, and two brothers, Donald and Frank Bird. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the Ferryville Cemetery. Rev. Helen Johnson  will officiate, and military rites by the DeSoto VFW Post #8123. The Larson Funeral Home of DeSoto is assisting the family with arrangements.
[abt. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003; unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mathias

The funeral services of Mathias Bird were conducted by Elder Ashley, of Michigan, at the Baptist Chapel, at one o'clock this afternoon, after which the remains were deposited in the Cemetery. Mr. Bird leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss.
The Elkhart (IN) Review [date of death was October 30, 1879]
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, (infant) Marilyn Jean

Marilyn Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bird of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Elkhart, died Sunday morning in the Bronson hospital, Kalamazoo. The child, who was born June 2, is survived by her parents, a brother, two sisters and her maternal grandmother. The family left Elkhart about five years ago. The body will be brought to Elkhart, where the funeral will be held at the home of Mr. Bird's uncle, Charles Spencer, 1045 Cone street, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. G.R. Crane, Albright U.B. Church, will officiate, and burial will be in Rice cemetery.
The Elkhart Truth, publication date unknown
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Mrs. Minnie Sines

New Straitsville - Mrs. Minnie Sines Bird, 82, of New Straitsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (March 5) at Woodside Manor Convalescent Home in Cincinnati where she was taken Feb. 6 from Mount St. Mary Hospital in Nelsonville. Death followed a long illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1887, in New Straitsville, a daughter of Peter R. and Minnie Irvin Sines. She was married Dec. 26, 1906, to William B. Sines in Newport, Ky. He died in November 1967. Mrs. Bird was a member of New Straitsville United Methodist Church and its Priscilla Class. Surviving are two sons, Robert Bird, of Tuscon, Ariz., and William E. Bird of New Straitsville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Quisno of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and  great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. D. C. (Mary) Moffett of Logan. A son, George died in 1962 and six brothers and a sister are also deceased. Friends may call at Trevey Funeral Home in New Straitsville 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at New Straitsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Malcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. The body will be taken ot the church at noon Monday and friends may call.
Source: The Times Recorder; Zanesville, Ohio; March 7, 1970; page 2-A section
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 16, 2012

BIRD, Miss Miriam M.

Meyersdale lost one of its best known citizens on August 9, when Miss Miriam M. Bird, a lifetime resident, passed away in Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was a daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Laura (Hostetler) Bird. Miss Bird graduated from Meyersdale High School in 1931. While in high school she won the Somerset County Oratorical Contest and went on to win the first position alternate, or second place, in Western Pennsylvania at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. She was awarded a silver cup, emblematic of her regional championship, which became the permanent possession of Meyersdale High School. Following her graduation from high school, she attended Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, where she received her AB degree. She began her teaching career at Somerset Township High School. After her teaching experience there, she decided to further her education by attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Following her studies at Pitt, she returned to Meyersdale where she taught since 1944 in the fields of English speech and journalism. Probably her major contribution was in the area of journalism. She served as advisor to Hi-View, the school paper, for more than 25 years, and one year actually served as advisor to both Hi-View and Hi-Point, the school year book. She gave unstintingly of her knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and encouragement to the many students who served on her staffs. In addition to this, she served as president of the Central Western Scholastic Press Association. In 1959, she received one of 25 fellowships offered nationally by the Wall Street Journal. She chose to use the fellowship for study at Pennsylvania State University. She also carried graduate courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and California State College. Due to outstanding dedication to her profession, Miss Bird was a member of many education associations. She was a life member of the NEA, a member of PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association) and a member of the Meyersdale Area Education Association. When the local organization was the Mt. Davis Education Association, she served a year as its president. Meyersdale Area High School was probably the core of her life, but it was by no means her only interest. She was an active member of the Main Street Brethren Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher, church secretary, deaconess and president of both the local and district Women's Missionary Society. She was also active in the Alpha Delta (Somerset  chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society) an honorary organization for women teachers. Miss Bird served as president of Alpha Delta Chapter. Miss Bird made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Walker, Meyersdale RD 3. She is survived by her sister, Anna Walker, and two nieces, Laura Bird of Berlin, and Mary Ann Henderson of Coraopolis. Generations of Meyersdale students will consider themselves survivors of Miss Miriam Bird, who gave so much of herself to her many students whose lives will be a living memorial to her. Funeral service was held Saturday morning in Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, with her pastor Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Myrtle

Myrtle C. Bird, of Madison, Wis., died April 27, 1959; wife of Leo Bird; mother of Leo Bird, Jr., of Glenview, Illinois; sister of Mrs. Ethel Kelley of Trenton, Mo. Resting at Chapel, 1567 Maple Ave., Evanston, where service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Entombment, Memorial Park Cemetery.
abt. April 27, 1959; Chicago Tribune
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Noah

The last link to bind the people of the present day in Somerset county with the stirring days preceding and during the Mexican War, when the whole country was filled with enthusiasm, is broken. The venerable Noah Bird, who was not only a veteran of that war, but also a more terrible one fifteen years later, has answered the last roll call and gone to his reward. His life from the cradle to the grave was one that merits the highest praise. Born of a pioneer family who conquered the forces of nature and the primeval forest, he was a patriot in every sense of the word. He had no more than reached man's estate when he cheerfully went forth to fight a foreign foe, and a decade and a half later, he again left all the allurements of home and family to take part in a still more bloody strife at home. He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a sincere Christian, and in the years spent on the tented fields, he never forgot the duties of man to his Creator.     Noah Bird was born in Addison township, December 18, 1824, and died May 13, 1913, being 88 years 4 months and 26 days old at the time of his death. He was by occupation a farmer and lived the greater part of his life on a farm now owned by Martin Becket on the road between Dumas and Harnedsville. He served in the Mexican War from 1845 to 1848, a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment. He was engaged in the battles of Vera Cruz, Feb. 23, 1847, Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847, and Chapultepec on September 28, 1847, besides numerous battles of lesser consequence and skirmishes. After his return from the Mexican War, he married Miss Annie Harned on December 2, 1849, who died in 1851. No children were born to this marriage. On April 2, 1853, he married Miss Mary Rush, who survives him. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive. Three preceded him to the grave - Sarah Ann, who died in infancy, Mrs. Grant Tissue and Thomas J. Bird. The surviving children are Rev. A. J. Bird, Somerset; Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Johnstown; and Winfield Scott Bird, of Harnedsville. He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother, John H. Bird of Addison township, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Addison borough, also survive.  During the War of the Rebellion, Mr. Bird served in Co. L, 2nd Pennsylvania in Heavy Artillery under Captain Jos. Bisbham and Col. Joseph Roberts. He was a member of the United Evangelical Church for many years.
[abt. May 13, 1913; Source Unknown, last paragraph of obituary was cut off]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Oliver/Orville Ross

Mr. Oliver R. Bird died January 5th, 1902 at his homestead on the farm in Somerset township, a well-known and universally respected citizen. His death was due to diabetic gangrene. He had been suffering from diabetis for four or five years; three and a half years ago one finger was lost from same cause. At length the blood became vitiated and death then took rapid strides. He was a Lutheran by birth and training and during his ladst moments was ministered to by Rev. B. B. Collins. Besides his wife, who was a daughter of the late Daniel Shultz, he leaves six children, Charles, Cyrus M. Alice, Kate, Maud and Malinda. He also leaves two brothers and five sisters, Alfred, W. A. S. Bird, a lawyer of Topeka, Kans., Mrs. Milton D. Miller, and Mrs. A. C. Fulmer, of town, Mrs. Isaac Leslie, Mrs. Geo Davis, and Mrs. John Bender, of Addison. Funeral services were held at the home and at the German Baptist church, the ministers of the Lutheran and German Baptist church officiating. Peace to his ashes. His age was 51 years, 4 months and 4 days.
abt. January 5, 1902; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #70711987
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Oliver

Oliver Bird, 88, of Cherry Tree Nursing Home, Uniontown, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at 2:35 P.M. Born Oct. 16, 1909, in Markleysburg, Mr. Bird had lived in Belle Vernon until he moved into the nursing home due to ill health. He had been ill for a lengthy time. He was a member of the Belle Vernon Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Bird was retired from the Monessen plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., retiring in 1972 because of illness. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Eva Stricklin Bird, and a sister, Dorothy Mitchel of West Virginia. Friends will be received Thursday in the Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon.
[abt. Wednesday, July 22, 1998; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Orva A., Sr.

O. A. "Doc" Bird, 76, 1856 ...?? Ave., died Sunday, March 5, at Weld County ....?? Hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1901?? in Lane, Ill. He married Ida J. Larson?? Nov., 24, 1927, in Denver; he later married Lena Hudson on May 15, 1951, in Raton, N. M. He began working for the Greeley Gas Co., in 1920, and was appointed operations superintendent for the company in 1950. He retired after 47 years of service with the company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in the church holding office on their board of trustees and as a deacon until poor health required him to curtail his activities. He was a member of the Greeley Lodge No. 809 of the BPOE and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 909. Survivors are his wife, Lena, a son, retired Major O. A. Bird .......unreadable....Vacaville, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Don (Carol) Meyer of Burbank, Calif, Mrs. Jerry ..........unreadable, son Jerry Lee Carr of Greely; a sister, Mrs. George (Sophronia) Dillow, of Middleburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. A brother, Richard E. Bird, died Sept. 24,1975. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
[note: clipping is obscured by old browned tape making portions unreadable]
March 7, 1978; Greely Tribune
Findagrave Memorial #73019244
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Orva A. Jr.

Orva A. Bird, Jr., 71, of Castroville, Calif., formerly of Greeley, died Nov. 24. Burial was in Alexander City, Ala. Mr. Bird was born in Greeley on Feb. 27, 1929. He married Betty Bird. He served in the Air Force in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a carpenter. He was a member of Monterey County Parks and Recreation Department and Monterey County PAL Program. Survivors include his wife; son, Len of California; sisters Carol Bird of Aurora, Janet McMurry of Estes Park; two grandchildren.
Rocky Mountain News (CO), December 13, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Rev. Oscar C.

Lakeland -- Even after the Rev. Osar C. Bird retired from his 26-year career, he still took every opportunity he could to preach, even if it was to salesmen at his door.
"He just wanted as many people saved as he could get" said his wife, Ida Mae Bird of Lakeland. "He woul minister to all the people that came to visit him -- his family, friends and salesmen."
It was the on-on-one aspect of preaching that Rev. Bird enjoyed the most, said his daughter, Deborah Striker of Carlinville, Ill. Rev. Bird died of lung failure Sunday (March 3, 2002) at Kindred Hospital in Tampa. He was 79. He was born in Williamsport, PA., on March 1, 1923, and came to Lakeland from Coplay, PA., in 1969. He graduated from Southeastern Bible College and served as pastor of Newport Assembly of God and Milton Assembly of God in Pennsylvania. He was also a supply pastor for various churches of the Eastern Division of the Assembly of God. [Mrs.]Bird said it was her husband's straightforward attitude toward ministering that made him effective.
"He preached the word as it was," she said. "He didn't try to water it down. He just wanted everyone to find the Lord as their savior and he pulled no punches."
Rev. Bird served in the Army's Third Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy during World War II. After being wounded in Anzio, Italy, at 21, he spent three months in an Italian Hospital. He received the Purple Heart, German-American, European Theater with one Bronze Star and Combat Infantry medals for his service.  He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and AMVETS. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his son, Timothy Bird, Lakeland, daughters Margaret Haas, Lakeland; Rebecca Crawford, Mulberry: sister, Pearl Birchard, Binghamton, N.Y.; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene.

abt. March 3, 2002; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #60195144
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Posted February 1, 201
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BIRD, Owen Chelsea

Services will be held for Owen Chelsea Bird of Santa Paula on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary Chapel in Santa Paula [CA] with the Rev. Thomas Heslop of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Santa Paula Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary on Wednesday, from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m until service time. Mr. Bird died on Sunday at his home after a long illness. He was 88. He was born Feb. 21, 1903 in Sabetha, Kan., and lived in Ventura County 55 years after coming from San Fernando. He was a citrus association manager for 43 years. He was a member of the Santa Paula Rotary Club and was past president of the Moorpark Rotary Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Lemon Men's Club of Saticoy and was past president of the Santa Paula Union High School Board of Trustees. As a 45-year affiliate with Sunkist, Mr. Bird built the first lemon packinghouse, called Briggs Lemon Association, in Santa Paula and in the 1950's built the firt orange packinghouse in Agadir, French Morocco for Logan International. He also built the Ojai Tapo orange packinghouse in Somis and served on the board of directors for the Fruit Growers Supply Company. He is survived by a son, Owen L. Bird of Santa Paula; a step-son, Paul Boetious of Sacramento; a daughter, Sara Webb of Palmdale; five grandchildren, Richard Bird of El Centro; Larry Bird of San Antonio, Texas; Nancy Bird, Costa Mesa; Dan Bird of Albuquerque, N.M; and Arthur Webb of Arlington, Va.; five step-grandchildren, Gale, Paul Jr., Susan, Kirby and Ernie Boetious, all of Sacramento; and two great-grandchildren, Michelle Bird and Michael Bird, both of El Centro. Services are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula.
abt. 15 October 1991; no source noted
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Owen Louis

Born: 1930 - Died 2010
Owen passed away peacefully at home on May 30 2010. He was born in San Fernando, Calif. and raised in Santa Paula. He was Korean War Air Force Veteran and was active in civil and volunteer duties througout his life. Owen graduated from Cal Poly in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He spent thirty-three years traveling the Southwest working in the banking and agricultural industries before retiring in 1991 to Santa Paula. He spent his retirement in various volunteer positions at the Santa Paula First United Methodist Church and researching the family genealogy. A happy hearted man, Owen love being around his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years Clara Ellen. He is survived by his sister Sara; his children: Richard, Larry, Dan, and Nancy. Grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, William, and Thomas and two great-grandchildren Cobain and Emily. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Paula on June 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. Donations can be made to the Memorial Fund at he[sic] First United Methodist Church of Santa Paula, Calif.
abt. May 30, 2010; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #73927729
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Paul L.

Paul L. Bird, 59, of Berlin RD 3, died March 14, 1974, at home. Born April 21, 1914, in Fort Hill, he was a son of Lloyd B. and Ethel (Leslie) Bird. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1964. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary E. (Betty) Fogle; a son, Paul Jr., Berlin; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Young, of Ashland, Ohio; and his father of Berlin RD 3. He was a member and deacon of Berlin Brethren Church, taught the Christian Pioneer Class in its Sunday School, was a past Sunday School superintendent, past moderator of Pennsylvania District Brethren Church, past treasurer of Pennsylvania District camp board, trustee of Ashland College, director of Philson National Bank, and was a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM 76 of Summersville, W.VA. He had been a contract carrier for the American Cyanamid Company and was presently a Hercules distributor of explosives and blasting supplies. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in Johnson and Son Funeral Home, Berlin, with Rev. Ralph E. Mills officiating. Interment in Berlin IOOF Cemetery.
abt. March 14, 1974; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71917272
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Perry F.

Perry F. Bird, aged 83 years, 8 month[sic], 29 days, died at 6 A.M. April 1, 1937, at the home of his brother, A. L. Bird, with whom he has resided since the death of his sister, Miss Ida P. Bird, who had been his housekeeper for many years. Mr. Bird was widely known in this community. He was born in Addison township and was a son of the late Basil and Catherine A. Bird, pioneer resident of this county. Mr. Bird engaged in farming and stock raising for many years, on the farm where he was born. About thirty years ago he moved to Confluence. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, four sisters and two brothers, and is survived by one brother, Andrew L. Bird, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Yeagley, Mrs. P. V. Nedrow of Confluence and Mrs. Mary Lamb, of Tarentum, Pa. Mr. Bird never married. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Andrew, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Kees, pastor of the M.E. Church of which Mr. Bird was a member, officiating. Burial was in Addison Cemetery.
abt. April 1, 1937; source not noted
Find A Grave Memorial# 73919922
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Raymond John

Raymond J. Bird, beloved husband of Ella; fond father of Gerald (Angela), Noel P. (Sue), Carolyn (George) Holland, Judith (Michael) Golden and David Bird; grandfather of eight; brother of George, Mary Kingston, the late Chester and Robert Bird. Funeral 9:45 a.m. Thursday from the Zimmerman and Sandeman Memorial Chapel, 5700 W. 95th St. to?? St. Germaine Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary. Visitation after 1 p.m. Wednesday. 424-0040??
abt. January 4, 1982; no source noted (Cook Co., IL.)
Findagrave Memorial #105552902
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Richard D.

Funeral services for Richard Bird will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from Macy's Chapel.
May 27, 1922; Tribune, Greeley, CO.
Findagrave Memorial #65215652
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Richard E.

Richard E. Bird, 78, 700 12th St., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Weld County General Hospital. He was a serviceman for the Greeley Gas Co. for more than 20?? years. Born Nov. 11, 1896, at Lane, Ill., he came with his parents to Greeley in 1909, living here since. He married Dorothy F. Johannesson on Nov. 24, 1927, in Brighton. Bird was a member of the First Christian Church, of Occidental Lodge No. 20, AF&AM, Colorado Consistory No. 1, El Jebel Shrine, Greely Lodge No. 809 BPOE, and the Amico Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a duaghter, Mrs. Paul (Dixie L) Keener of Colorado Springs; a brother, Orva (Dod) A. Bird of Greeley, a sister Mrs. George (Sophronia) Dillow of Jacksonville, Fla. and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Adamson Memorial Chapel. Masonic interment will be conducted by Occidental Lodge No. 20, AF&AM, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of the First Christian Church.
September 26, 1975; source not noted
Findagrave Memorial #73229852
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Robert Charles, Sr.

Bird, Robert Charles Sr. age 53? years of Markelysburg, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 20?. He was an employee of the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Co. of Monesson. He was the son of the late Anna and Demerit Bird. He is survived by his wife, Irene Novobilsky Bird, one daughter, Patricia Bowser of Friendsville, MD.; two sons, Robert C. Jr. of Abaskie, N.C. and David Emerson at home; five brothers, Demerit (Jr.) and william both of Markleysburg; James of Farmington; Samuel of Saylorsburg, Pa.; and Jack of Painsville, Ohio; two sisters, Doris Friend of Markleysburg and Shirley Savage of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the James R. William Funeral Home, Markleysburg, today from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren, Markleysburg, Monday, December 24, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. the hour of service with the Rev. Andrew Lasle and Rev. Donald Wentz officiating. Burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery, Markleysburg. In lieu of flowers make contributions to the American Heart Assoc. or to the Church of the Brethern, Markleysburg
The Evening Standard, Uniontown, PA; December 22, 1979
Findagrave Memorial #65722413
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, (infant) Robert Paul

Robert Paul Bird, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Bird, living six miles north of town, passed away January 23, 1911. He was born November 21, 1909 and was one year two months and two days old at the time of his death. He had been ailing most of his short life, but was a patient little sufferer throughout his illness. Besides the parents he leaves a little brother, eight years old to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev., J. E. Scheer. The pall bearers were Lester Keim, Joe Hunter, Ernest Dean and Willie Specht, four little schoolmates of the baby's brother. Burial was made in the Sabetha cemetery. The many friends and neighbors of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.
"He is not dead, the child or our affection,
But gone into the realm above,
Where he no longer needs our poor protection,
For Christ himself hath welcomed him in love"
abt. January 23, 1911; no source noted [Berwick, Nemaha Co., Kansas]
Findagrave Memorial #73104147
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Robert R.

BIRD -- Robert R., 55, Johnstown died Jan. 4, 1987, at Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1931, in Somerset, son of Clyde R. and Margaret Frances (Weaver) Bird. Preceded in death by parents, and wife, Jessie. Survived by brother, Donald G., married to former Barbara Poorbaugh, Hollsopple R.D. 3; also nephew, Gene R., and nieces, Darlene, Robin, and Melissa. Life member of First United Methodist Church, 430 Vine St., where he was [a] member of Okinega Sunday school class. Retired chief petty officer from Navy with 22 years' service. Vietnam War veteran. No viewing. Service at convenience of family. Arrangements by George E. Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to memorial fund at First United Methodist Church.
abt. Jan. 4, 1987; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71172362
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Col. Roland Eugene

Roland E. Bird, 74, was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, December 2, 1923, and died at home in University Place, Washington, Monday, October 19, 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Claribel Bird. He is survived by Maria, his wife of almost 15 years; his children, Bobi Tone of Las Vegas; Kathryn Hemstead of Tacoma; and Carolyn Rzesutek of University Place; his stepchildren, Patricia Baic, Martina Brill, Carmen Reschke, all of German; his sister, Carol Harding of Lewiston, ID; eight grandchildren. Roland learned the laundry and dry cleaning business from his father and operated cleaning establishments in Lewiston, ID, Portland, OR, and for the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany and Ft. Lewis, WA. During his five years stationed in Germany, he met Maria and they were married in Copenhagen on October 27, 1983. They have resided in University Place for 13 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. at the New Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemetery.
October 21, 1998; source unknown
Findagrave Memorial #75702817
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ronald

Ronald Bird, 45, of 1812 W. Crawford Ave., died Monday evening in the St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 11, 1934, in Somerset, a son of the late Ross and Edith Immel Bird. He was employed at Hocking Glass Company. He was a member of First Baptist Church, GBBA, Fairview Aide Society, VFW Post 21, and the South Connellsville Firemen's Club. He was a veteran of the Korean war serving with the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Parnell Bird; three sisters, Mrs. William (Betty) Bernardo and Mrs. Duke (Lorraine) Rulli, both of Connellsville, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Shimshock, of Greenville. Friends will be received at the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville, on Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday, the time of service, with Rev. William J. Shellhammer officiating Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Cemetery.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ross F.

Ross F. Bird, 63, of 1812 West Crawford Ave., died Sunday in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born March 31, 1904, in Somerset, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bird. He was a member of the United Brethren Church of Somerset, the American Legion and the Connellsville Eagles Aerie. Surviving are a son, Ronald, of Connellsville; three daughters, Mrs. William (Betty) Bernardo and Mrs. Anthony (Lorraine) Rulli of Connellsville, and Mrs. William (Nancy) Shimshock of Greenville; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Clyde of Johnstown; and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Christner and Miss Sarah Bird of Somerset. The body will be at the McCormick funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. William Shell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Uniontown, officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. 

[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Ross N.

Announcement of the death of Ross N. Bird, aged 71, who expired at 9:00 o'clock Friday morning, at his residence on West Main street, was a severe shock to his wide circle of friends, only a few of whom knew that he was ill with pneumonia. Mr. Bird was born in Addison township. When a young man, he came here to accept employment as a moulder in a local iron foundry. Mr. Bird served two or three terms as Street Commissioner. He is survived by his widow and two children, Frank Bird and Mrs. Fred Ulery, both of this place. Funeral services were held at the Bird home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Turner, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, followed by interment in Husband cemetery.
Somerset Herald
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Mrs. Rossie Ann, nee Bird

Westbrook Pioneer Woman Dies After a Lengthy Illness ~ Mrs. J. W. Bird, 65, Had Been Mitchell Countian for 47 Years
Ending nearly half a century of living in Mitchell county, death claimed Mrs. J. W. Bird, 65, at her home in Westbrook Tuesday afternoon at 5:28 after a long illness. She had lived in this county 47 years. Funeral services were held at Westbrook Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Redden, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Westbrook cemetery. Pallbearers were Judge A. F. King, W. T. Brooks, James Herrington, Earl Jackson, Burr Brown and Geo. Slaton. Reared an orphan, Mrs. Bird was born in McClellan county on Dec. 8, 1873, her maiden name being Rossie Ann Bird. Her father died before her birth, her mother during her babyhood. She and Mr. Bird were married in McClellan county on Feb. 17, 1891, and came to Mitchell county to live. Mrs. Bird belonged to the Baptist church and the Eastern Star. Survivors in addition to Mr. Bird are one son, Ollie Bird of Westbrook; a half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Smith, of Waco; and a half-brother, John Riddle of Quail, Texas. Kiker & Son had charge of arrangements.

[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Roy

Word was received here on Monday of the sudden death of Roy Bird, brother of Charles Bird, at Gunnison. No particulars were given in the message. Mr. Bird was employed on the railroad at Gunnison and visited here three weeks ago.
[unknown source]
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Samuel

The sad news reached the city late yesterday afternoon that Samuel Bird, one of the best known railroad men of the city, had been killed at Bodus, Mich., while on his way home after a trip to Benton Harbor over the Big Four road. Bird was employed as brakeman on the local running between Elkhart and Benton Harbor, and with Conductor Q. L. Pindle and a new brakeman from Wabash, left yesterday morning on the regular daily trip. While switching some cars at Bodus, Bird went between the car at the front end of the train and the last of two cars that had been switched out on the main track in order to straight on the automatic couples, when another cut of cars was shoved down on the track, and before it was realized that Bird was between the drawheads, the cut struck the other cut and pinned Bird between the cars. Conductor Pindle tried to attract Bird's attention before the cars went together, but was unable to make him hear. Bird was horribly mangled about the hips but retained consciousness up to the time of his death and appeared to suffer no pain. The story of the accident was immediately telegraphed to this city and his wife was notified. She left on the 4:40 train and arrived at Bodus in time to see her husband and talk to him before he died. A special train was made up and on this his body was brought to this city in charge of Mrs. Bird and some railroad friends of the dead man. Today Mrs. Bird is prostrated from the shock. Mr. Bird was born in Elkhart 38 years ago, and has lived here all is life. He commenced railroading on the Lake Shore about nine years ago and went to the Big Four about three years later. For several years past he has lived with his wife and one daughter, Madge, on East Lexington Ave. He leaves four brothers and two sisters: Chester and Robert of Elkhart, Leon of St. Louis, Schuyler of Dowagiac, Mrs. Ida McCue of Chicago, and Mrs. Percy Coles of this city.
November 8, 1902, The Elkhart Daily
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Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Samuel

Samuel Bird, aged 73 years, two months and 27 days, died at his home in Markleysburg at 6:15 o'clock Wednesday evening. He had been in failing health several months. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Umbel Bird, and eight children: Hampton, Oliver, and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, of Markleysburg; Ira G., of Monessen; Mrs. Hazel McCarthy, of Cokeburg; Demerit, of Belle Vernon; Clifford, of Cokeburg; Edwin, of Somerset; and four step-daughters, Bessie and Mary Thompson, of Brownfield; Beulah Thompson, of Ohiopyle; Thelma Fike, of Clarksburg, W.Va. There are 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Church of the Brethren, Markleysburg. Rev. Calvin C. Wolfe will officiate and burial will be in the Thomas cemetery. The pallbearers are Elza VanSickle, L. Williams, Arnold Seese, Kimmell Humbertson, Kimmel Myers, and Jess Laraway.
[unknown source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2017


BIRD, Sarah E.

Sarah E. Bird, 83, Somerset, died Dec. 11, 1983, in Somerset Community Hospital. Born June 21, 1900, in Somerset, daughter of the late Frank and Hattie (Koontz) Bird. Survived by one son, Frederick C., Somerset; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Somerset. Friends received after 7 p.m. today, Monday, in Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, where service will be conducted Tuesday 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Percy Ellenberger. Interment, Husband Cemetery.
Daily American, Somerset, Pa., December 12, 1983
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Posted February 1, 2017

BIRD, Schuyler C.

Dowagiac, Mich. - Funeral services were held at the McLauchlin funeral home this afternoon for Schuyler C. Bird, 77, who died Monday evening at Lee Memorial hospital of injuries suffered in a fall at his home about two weeks ago. Burial was to take place in Grace Lawn cemetery, Elkhart. Mr. Bird had been in failing health for some time. He was born May 31, 1868, in Elkhart, the son of Noah and Eliza Bird. He came to Dowagiac over 50 years ago, and was a miller at the Colby Milling Company for over 40 years. He first married Gertrude Donwell in March 1900. She died in March 1922. His marriage to Mrs. Clara File of Dowagiac took place in 1923. She died in June 1943. Mr. Bird is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ida McCue, of Weston, Mass.

Published in the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Stephen

Stephen Bird, an old resident of Cairo and Bird's Point, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary this morning after a brief illness due to the infirmities of old age. The deceased was 75 years old. He was brought over from Bird's Point last Monday and placed in the hospital. Mr. Bird was born in Louisiana in 1837. He came to Bird's Point with his parents when he was a boy and has practically resided there ever since. His father conducted a sawmill at Bird's Point and during the war it was removed to where Bird's Mill is now, and the deceased had charge of it ever since the death of his father. His uncle, William Bird, was one of the early settlers at Bird's Point and who afterwards settled at Cairo. Although the deceased kept his residence in Cairo, he spent most of his time in Missouri, where his sawmill interests and farm are located. He was educated by private tutors, as was the common practice of families of means at the time. He did not enlist in the war, although the soldiers were encamped at Bird's Point. He belonged to no lodge or church. The deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, Abraham, of Bird's Hill, and City Attorney Hunter Bird, of this city. He also has a brother, Andrew Bird, residing in Tampa Fla., besides two sisters, Mrs. Clara Edwards, of Union City, Tenn., and Mrs. Nannie Hunter, of Marion, Ky. The relatives have been notified of his death and are expected to arrive and attend the funeral. The funeral will be held at the family residence at Twenty-fifth and Sycamore streets tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. The remains will be interred in the family burying grounds at Bird's Point, Mo.

[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Theodore Hugh

Funeral services for Theodore Hugh Bird, 68, retired actor and producer, who died Friday, will be conducted by Forest Lawn Mortuary at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Little Church of Flowers. He leaves three sisters and a brother. He resided in Sherman Oaks.

[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Thomas

Thomas Bird, who has been a well known resident of Elkhart since 1873, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. "Mack" Dotson, at No. 129 1/2 North Main street, at 9:30 p.m. Friday, from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Bird was born in Pennsylvania on December 18, 1815, and came to Indiana in 1853. For many years he was a farmer, but after coming to Elkhart gained a livelihood by teaming, until failing health made it impossible for him to follow the vocation. His wife, Mary Ann Bird, died eleven years ago last September, since which event Mr. Bird had lived with his children, coming to Mrs. Dotson's a month ago, at which time he was injured in a fall, and had not been able to get out since. He was of a peculiarly rugged constitution, was a constable at one time for Osolo township, and always took an active part in politics, being an uncompromising republican. He is survived by two sons, John and Ephraim Bird, both of this city, and five daughters, Mrs. John Daly of Elkhart, Mrs. B.F. Oaks of Cleveland township, Mrs. George McArthur (formerly Mrs. Eli Lusher) of St. Louis, Mrs. G.B. Dotson and Mrs. Warren Rowley of Elkhart. Two brothers, Noah and John, and one sister, Mrs. Roberts, are living in Pennsylvania. Mr. Bird was one of a family of 15 brothers and sisters, of which all preceded him in death except those mentioned above. He was the father of twelve children, seven of whom are living. The deceased had been a member of the United Brethren church for thirty years and embraced the christian religion when a young man. Funeral services will be held Monday, friends to meet at the home of Mrs. Dotson at 2 p.m. and proceed to the U.B. church on Baldwin street where Rev. D.S. Cleaver will preach the sermon at 2:30.

Published in the Elkhart (Indiana) Daily Review
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Posted February 6, 2017


BIRD, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Bird died at 10 a.m. Friday at his home on Myers Street in his 52nd year. The death of Mr. Bird removes from this community one if its most prominent businessmen. Up to the time that he was taken ill, probably no man in town would have been considered more secure of a long lease of life than he, of a sturdy constitution, living a clean and temperate life, with his ambitions centered on his family and business, it seems indeed hard to be thus taken away when to live meant so much to him. From the first day of his illness nearly three weeks ago, when pneumonia developed, he was considered a desperately sick man, a Pittsburgh nurse was secured, and almost daily consultations by leading physicians were held over him. The pneumonia was broken up, then followed the measles, and last of all Bright's disease, which caused his death. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at 10 o'clock Monday morning, and were the largest attended of any ever held in this town. His pastor, Brother Miller of Salisbury, preached the sermon from the text, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints," found in Psalm 116, verse 15. He read Psalm 23 and spoke words of great comfort and strength and hope to the 500 or 600 people who were there. In these services, Brother Travis assisted and very feelingly read the poem, "At Rest." The entire community extends to the bereaved friends its heartiest and sincerest sympathy in this hour of affliction. The interment was in Jersey Cemetery and was made according to the rites of the Knights of the Maccabees. He was the son of Noah and Mary Bird.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2017

BIRD, W. Scott

W. Scott Bird died at his home in Harnedsville on Thursday, March 18, just four days before his 87th birthday anniversary. He was born March 22, 1861, the son of Noah and Mary (Rush) Bird. Mr. Bird was an active church worker and, up until the time of his death, was Sunday school superintendent and sang in the choir. A few years ago, the State Sunday School Association awarded him a pin in recognition of 50 consecutive years of service. His wife preceded him in death nearly 10 years ago. He is survived by two foster children, Mrs. Richard Chapple and Lemon Smith of Johnstown, and by one sister, Mrs. Jennie Dunmyer, Harnedsville. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at the E.U.B. church, Harnedsville, with Rev. John Miller officiating. Burial was made in the Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
Meyersdale (Pa.) Republican, April 1, 1948
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Posted February 11, 2017


BIRD, Wade C.

Wade C. Bird, 64, Hollansburg-Sampson Road, Arcanum, died March 25 at his residence. Mr. Bird was a retired employee of Delco Chassis, Dayton. Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Markleysburg, Pa., he was the son of Ira and Maybelle (Schrock) Bird. Also deceased are his wife, Mary Lee (Hedrich) Bird, who died Dec. 19, 1987, and six brothers and sisters. Surviving are two sons, Michael and wife Rhonda Bird of Nebraska and Dennis and wife Dana Bird of Miamisburg; a granddaughter, Michelle Bird; two step-grandchildren, Kara and Joshua; three brothers, Donald Bird of Enon, Ronald and Wendell Bird of Pennsylvania; five sisters, Garnett Jefferies, Ruby Cale, and Ruth Fieldson, all of Pennsylvania, Audrey Bates of Miamisburg, and Donna Hill of Centerville. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum, with the burial to be in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 6, 2017

BIRD, William A.

William A. Bird of 3426 Marion. Husband of Pearl Bird. Father of Bryce B. Bird and Wilma McIntosh. Brother of Ethel Howell. Also survived by two grandchildren. Services Drawing Room, Sixteenth at Boulder, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to Fairmount.

[Unknown Source]
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Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, William D.

William D. Bird, 53, 1903 West Fourth Street, died at the Williamsport Hospital, Sunday, May 16, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Grace I., one son, Oscar C., this city; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Greenwood, city; his mother, Mrs. S.C. Best, Lycoming Creek Road; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Lamade, city, and Mrs. Ralph Atkinson, Courtland, N.Y.; one brother, Allen Best, Rochester, N.Y., and one grandson. Mr. Bird is the father of W.D. Bird, Jr., who was killed in France on July 28, 1944. He is a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion Steinbacher Post No. 617, a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Newberry, and was employed at E. Keeler Company. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[abt. Sunday, May 16, 1948; Unknown Source]
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Posted February 11, 2017



BIRD, William  D.

After an illness lasting more than two years, Wm. D. Bird died at his home at Cain City, Sunday, June 17. Deceased was born in Wilson County, came to Llano County when three years old, and after his marriage to Miss Maud Sullivan on December 17, 1903, lived in different places in this county. For a long time he had charge of the general merchandise store at Eckert and lately engaged in the hotel business at Cain City. He is survived by his widow, six children, three sons and three daughters, namely Flay Bird of Llano, Mrs. Frank Goodale of Fredericksburg, Will G. Bird, Maud, Bettie, and Lee Bird, a brother Will Bird of Llano, three sisters and a step sister. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Rev. Radetzky after which interment was made in the Eckert cemetery.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

BIRD, Winfield A. Scott

Bird Brothers, C.E. and C.M., received newspaper clippings this week giving a report of the death of their distinguished uncle, Hon. Winfield A. Scott Bird, in Stormount Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, as the result of ptomaine poisoning. His first wife having died many years ago, Mr. Bird married on Feb. 4 last a Topeka widow, and while on a wedding tour in Florida with his bride, became ill from ptomaine poisoning which terminated fatally after returning to Topeka. W.A.S. Bird was born Aug. 31, 1855, in Addison Township, this county, near St. Paul's church. He received very little schooling when he was a boy. He worked from 15 to 18 hours a day on his father's farm and sawmill until he was grown up, when he attended a term or two of normal school in Meyersdale and taught several terms of country school. In 1878, at the age of 23, with barely enough money to pay his railroad fare, he went to Richardson County, Nebraska, and worked as a farm hand in summer and taught school in winter until he obtained work as a clerk in a law office in Falls City, studied law, and in 1880 was admitted to the Richardson County bar. Immediately after his admission to practice, he decided to try his fortune in Kansas and opened an office in Topeka. He served as county attorney eight years and was regarded as an expert on municipal questions. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from Shawnee County in 1904 and was re-elected in 1906. He was author of the "red can law" which requires all dealers in gasoline to deliver the product in red cans labeled "Dangerous." He also introduced and obtained passage of the pure food law, and served in the 1915 and 1917 sessions. Few men in Kansas were better known in lodge circles. He belonged to all the Masonic bodies, was past Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, Past Grand of the IOOF Lodge and Past Great Sachem in the Improved Order of Red Men. He was a prominent member of the Topeka Bar Association and had been a member of the Kansas State Bar Association since it was organized. In March 1883, Mr. Bird married Miss Mary Dodge of Hiawatha, Kansas. She died a few years ago. No children were born to them. He was married in Kansas City, February 4 of this year to Mrs. Ursula M. Jones of Topeka, who survives him. Mr. Bird is survived by one brother, W.A. Bird of Listonburg, and one sister, Mrs. W.C. Maple, Berlin, Ohio. Mr. Bird kept in touch with his native county by being a subscriber and reader of The Republican, and was a highly esteemed friend of The Republican family. The publisher and wife had the pleasure of visiting him in his law office in Topeka while on a Western tour in 1920. Besides having a lucrative law practice, Mr. Bird owned a fine stock farm and was very prosperous.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017


BIRMINGHAM, Eugene

Eugene (Pat) Birmingham, 66, of the York Hotel, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was admitted November 6. He had been in failing health several years. He was born in Mt. Savage, a son of the late William and Estella (Jenkins) Birmingham. His wife, Kathleen {Aman) Birmingham, died in 1965. He was a retired employe of the Queen City Brewery. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary E. Birmingham, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Calvin James, Lonaconing; three sons, Kenneth E. Birmingham, Pittsburgh; Robert H. Birmingham, Cresaptown, and Thomas E. Birmingham, with the U. S. Army at Ft. George G. Meade; one sister, Mrs. Lester Deneen, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Robert I. Birmingham, this city; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the George Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, of which he was a member, and interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Wakefoose, Gilbert Twigg, Donald and Leon Trail, Frederick Pfeiffer, and Anthony Russell.
The Cumberland News, December 2, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009
 

 

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Felicitas Brown

Mrs. Daniel Birmingham, daughter of the late Mr. Harmon Brown, who was superintendent of the Potomac Coal Co. mines at Barton, died suddenly at her home in Baltimore on April 12, 1903, aged 26 years, of heart disease. The funeral took place from St. Peters Catholic Church on Thursday. The deceased leaves a husband, who resides in Baltimore, three sisters, and two brothers, all of whom live in Westernport.
The Piedmont Herald, April 17, 1903
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted December 31, 2016

 

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Jennie Flanagan

Mrs. Jennie Birmingham, 77, of 211 Charles Street, whose husband, John Birmingham, died April 22, died early this morning in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 47 days.  She was a daughter of the late Mathew and Elizabeth (Haggerty) Flanagan and has been a resident of Cumberland for 45 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Mrs. Birmingham is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Rudy, Mannlngton, W. Va.; Mrs. Elizabeth Kerns. Baltimore, and Mrs. Agnes Vane Valentine, Long Beach, Calif and one brother, William Flanagan, Chicago. The body will remain at the Kight Funeral Home until the hour of the services.
Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, June 17, 1948 - pg 18, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Jennie Flanagan

Birmingham Rites
A requiem mass for Mrs Jennie Birmingham, 73, of 211 Charles St, who dies Thursday in Memorial Hospital, was celebrated yesterday morning in St Patrick's Church by Rev John Lyness, associate pastor.  Rev Lawrence J Kilkenny, pastor and Rev Charles W Brogan, pastor of St Mary's Church, Lonaconing were in the sanctuary.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were: A S Rowe, H L Payne, Dennis Mankamyer and J E Brode.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, June 20, 1948 - pg 10, col 6
Find A Grave Memorial# 154649777
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, John

John Birmingham. 79, 211 Charles Street, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in the Kiser Home for the Aged, Mt Lake Park following a stroke.  Both Mr Birmingham and his wife, Mrs Jennie Birmingham were admitted to the home as patients a week ago.  He was a native of Baltimore, but had lived here since he was 4.  Birmingham was a member of St Patrick's church and a charter member of Cumberland Lodge No 271 of the Loyal Order of Moose.  Surviving besides his widow is a niece, Mrs George Crawford, Washington, Pa.  The body is at the Kight Funeral Home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md.,Thursday, April 22, 1948 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, John

JOHN BIRMINGHAM RITES
A funeral service for John Birmingham. 79, 211 Charles Street, who died Thursday in Mt. Lake Park following a stroke, will he conducted tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock in St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be m the church cemetery.  The body la at Kight Funeral Home where Cumberland Lodge No. I 27! Loyal Order of Moose, will hold a brief service tonight at 8 o’clock.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md.,Friday, April 23, 1948 - pg 36, col 5
Find A Grave Memorial# 154648976
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015


BIRMINGHAM, William

William Birmingham for thirty years a magistrate of Barton, Md., died Wednesday night, November 27th.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 9, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, William F.

Mr Wm F Birmingham died at his residence, No 22 Orchard Street, this morning at 3:20 o'clock, after a short illness, aged 54 years.  He leaves behind his wife, three brothers and three sisters: John, James, Dan, Mrs Mary E Young, Kate and Mrs Maggie O'Neill, of Washington, Pa.  Funeral at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St Patrick's church with requiem high mass. Interment in St Patrick's cemetery.  Funeral Director Stein will be in charge.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 4, 1905 - pg 1, col 4
Find A Grave Memorial# 125664148
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 29, 2016

BISEL, Dillon

Dillon Bisel, 92, of Confluence, died August 30, 1978, in the Fazio Nursing Home, Markleysburg. He was born Jan. 10, 1886 in Fayette County, son of Jeremiah and Louisa (Rolf) Bisel. He was preceded in death by wife, Carrie (Roberts) Bisel. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Pearl Twigg of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Louise Leslie of Confluence; Arthur of Addison; Glenn of Livonia, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel Martindale of Pontiac, Mich.; and Mrs. Verna Hayman of Confluence, also 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends were received after 7 p.m. Thursday, August 31 at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, the Rev. McCurtis Allison officiating. Interment, Addison Cemetery.
The Republic, September 7, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017



BISEL, Glenn E.

Glenn E. Bisel, 2005-12-13 - Age 91, December 11, 2005. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine. Dear father of Charles (Leah). Brother of Pearl Twigg, Louise Leslie, Verna Hayman, Hazel Martindale and Arthur. Services, Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel) 36100 Five Mile Rd. (1 mi. west of Farmington Rd.) Thursday 11 a.m. Visitation Wednesday 1-4 and 5-9 p.m. Memorials to Leader Dogs for the Blind are preferred.
[13 December 2005; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

 

BISEL, John

Funeral of John Bisel
The funeral of John K. Bisel, 85 years old, Union veteran, who died at the home of his son-in-law, William Lee, at Narrows Park, Sunday morning, took place at 9 o'clock this morning from St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was made in the Church cemetery. The pallbearers were Leo Dressman, Anthony Dressman, Joseph Schoenadel, Jerome J. Helmsetter. John Hershberger and Frank Cresap. Members of Tyler Post. No. 5, Grand Army of the Republic attended. Commander Samuel S. Warnick conducted the ritual of the Grand Army at the grave.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 27, 1923 - pg 9, col 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 128465710
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 14, 2016

BISER, Charles Allen
 
Eglon relatives were notified of the April 7 death of Charles Allen Biser. He died after collapsing at his Colonial Beach, Va., home. He was just 49 years old. He is survived by his father, Dayton Biser; two brothers; one sister; and four children. They were notified also that Dayton's wife, Charles' mother, died last January. Dayton is the son of the late Marrel and Effie (Feather) Biser, one-time Eglon residents.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, MD, Aurora News, Apr 19, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012


BISER, Kenneth Junior

Kenneth Junior Biser, 77, Oakland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born Aug. 19, 1932, in Silver Lake, W.Va., he was a son of the late Kenneth U. and Rachel (Dawson) Biser. He attended high school in Garrett County when the Korean War began. He was drafted out of school to join the U.S. Army. He was awarded three ribbons, American Defense, German Occupation, and Good Conduct. He was a coal miner for 19 years with Island Creek Coal Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Edith M. (Britton) Biser; three sons, Kevin Biser, Oakland, Kenny Wayne Biser, Pennsylvania, and David Wayne Biser, Oakland; two daughters, Patty (Biser) Aronhalt, Loch Lynn, and Angie (Biser) Spaid, Eglon, W.Va.; two brothers, Wayne Biser, Deer Park, and Clifton E. Biser, Beverly, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Wilburn, McHenry, and Carolyn Lawton, Mt. Airy; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends were received at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland, and Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon, where a service was conducted on Wednesday, March 10, with Rev. Debra Strawser and Rev. Gary Meeks officiating. Interment followed in Eglon Cemetery, where military honors were accorded.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 11, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


BISER, Mrs. M. E.

Mrs. M. E. Biser, who was formerly at the Reynolds Hotel, died in Hampshire County Christmas day and was buried at Frankfort Wednesday. She was 61 years old the day that she died.
Keyser Tribune, December 29, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Miss Margie

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - April 10, 1912
After an illness of about seven years, Miss Margie Biser departed this life April 8 at 4 am, aged 50 years, 7 months and 29 days. For the last two or three years she has been almost helpless and much of the time had been a great sufferer. Funeral on the 9th at the church by B W Smith and burial in the grave yard.

Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

BISER, Martha

Mrs Martha Biser, widow of Jacob Biser, died at her home on Beaver Run last Tuesday evening and was buried Thursday at the Beaver Run Cemetery. She was in her eighty-first year. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev B. W. Smith, assisted by Rev G S Arnold
Keyser Tribune, September 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Martha

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - Aunt Martha Biser, died Tues evening. She had been poorly for some time but continued about the same till last week when she took much worse. She will be buried Thursday am. Funeral at the house.
Keyser Tribune, September 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Sarah Elizabeth Stemple

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - Aunt Sarah Biser (nee Stemple) died last Tuesday evening at the age of 80 years. Funeral at the brick church and burial in the grave yard there. She had been in feeble health for several years and was about the same till Monday morning she was paralyzed and then grew worse till her decease. She made her home with Jo Taylor's, Mrs. Taylor being her daughter. Her husband John Biser, preceded her to his grave about twenty-five or twenty-six years. At the age of 79 years, 7 months, 29 days, one has reached the closing scene of her earthly pilgrimage. Time has scattered snowflakes upon her once fair brow, and bowed down her form with the weight of years. Her life once active and buoyant is now sinking in silence and waiting to exchange earth for heaven. Peace, like a river, rolls through her hopeful heart. The warmth of her affections is felt far and near. Her hopes of happiness are all centered in Jesus. Old age is contemplative. Aged people dwell much upon the future, as well as the past. They link the fond associations on earth with the sweet anticipations of the future. Be kind to the aged ones of earth. They will not be with us long. Acts of kindness, with the hand are deeds of benevolence in the heart. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Biser (nee Stemple) passed from the sad and silent shores of time October 17, 1911. For some time she had been in feeble health. When on Monday morning of the 16th was partially paralyzed and continued to grow worse till her sun was set. She was married to John Biser just before the Civil War. Unto this union still survive Mrs. Rachael Taylor and Lydia Anders and each has four children ____ surviving. But the husband, ____ John Biser, preceded to the ____ world about twenty-six ____. Funeral and burial ____ Beaver Run church from ____ by the writer.
Keyser Tribune, November 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Sarah Elizabeth Stemple

Mrs. Lydia Anders (nee Biser) and husband of Gettysburg, came up on Friday to see her mother in answer to a letter sent them that she was dangerously ill. Also a message by wire was sent them on Monday before her mother's death on Tuesday, but it failed to reach its destination. So the Anders came up not knowing of the demise of their mother till they arrived at Burlington. They returned home first of this week.

Keyser Tribune, November 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Silas

BEAVER RUN ITEMS
Silas Biser died Thurs at 2 pm and was buried Sat, funeral at the church at 11 o'clock. The deceased has been poorly a long time, at times real bad and then would seem to improved awhile. He departed at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 17 days. In 1874, he married Miss Mary Staggs. Unto this union were born five children, Miss Sabina, Jacob, deceased fourteen years ago, Samuel, Mrs Cora Charleston and Baker Biser. His affliction was dropsy and asthma. This fact alone made his condition very distressed on account of his hard and fast breathing much of the time. Fourteen years ago, he had a hard spell of typhoid fever since when his heart had been quite weak, so much so that he could exercise, but moderately.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 17, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

BISHOFF, Clarence Dallas
 
Clarence Dallas Bishoff of Bruceton Mills, died Friday, February 1, 1991, at his home. He was born November 23,1913, in Bruceton Mills, a son of the late George and Ida Butler Bishoff. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are two sons, Delbert Bishoff of Albright and William Clyde Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; five daughters, Vanda Walls, Betty Cramer, Anna Dixon, and Carol "Mitzy" Dixon, all of Albright, and Deborah Bolyard of Tunnelton; 34 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mearl Reckart Bishoff Hull, two sons, Kenneth Reckart and George David "Big John" Bishoff; and one great-grandchild. Friends were received at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville. Services were, held at I p.m. Sunday, February 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jesse Keenan oft1ciating. Interment was in Sugar Valley Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.

abt. February 1, 1991; Preston County, WV,  Newspaper
(Courtesy Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 15, 2012
 


BISHOFF, Delbert V. 

Delbert V. "Hardrock" Bishoff, 61, of Albright, died Friday, July IS, 1994, in Bruceton Mills. He was born January 25, 1933, in Bruceton Mills, son of the late Clarence D. Bishoff and Mearl Reckart Bishoff Hull. He was a retired coal miner. an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, member of the National Rifle Association and an avid horseman. He was a member of Albright Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean Kelley Bishoff; a son, Garry Bishoff of Masontown; a daughter, Terrie Peaslee of Albright; a brother, William Clyde Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; five sisters, Vadna Walls of Bruceton Mills, Deborah Bolyard of  Tunnelton and Betty Cramer, Anna Dixon and Carol "Mitzy" Dixon, all of Albright; eight grandchildren, Angela LeDuc, Alicia Bishoff-Coffman, John V. Peaslee, Brian N. Bishoff, Amanda D. Peaslee, Kattie L. Bishoff, Harley Wiley and Stephanie Wiley; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Reckart and George "Big John" Bishoff. Service was held Monday, July 18, at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, with the Revs. Allison Snyder, Bob Feather and Kenneth London officiating. Burial was in the Bishoff Family Cemetery, Albright.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV, July 20, 1994, p. 2.
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 19, 2009

 

BISHOFF, George Allen

George Allen "Bud" Bishoff, 80, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born June 24; 1929, in Terra Alta, a son of the late David Claude and Carrie Tanner Bishoff. He graduated from Rowlesburg High School and West Virginia Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Drago/Connex Pipe, in Charlotte, NC. He was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church, in Fort Mill, sc. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Jean Kirchmar Bishoff; two daughters and spouses, Joyce "Joy" and Mark Cimijotti and Janice "Jan" and Alton Hyatt; four grandchildren; and many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Eleanor Root and Lorraine Bush; and a brother, William "Bill" Bishoff. Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with Dr. Dan Griffin and the Rev. Chris Autry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church, Refurbishing Fund, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Wolfe Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; Oct 14, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted May 23, 2010

 

BISHOFF, Ruth Ann  Spiker

Ruth Ann Bishoff, 61, of Bruceton Mills (Cuzzart community), died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at home. She was born March 13, 1937, at Cuzzart, daughter of the late Robert Loren and Nellie Feather Spiker. She was a member of Cuzzart Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her husband, Jesse V. Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; three sons and spouses, Steven and Debbie Bishoff, Mark and Drema Bishoff and Vaughn and LeeAnne Bishoff, all of Bruceton Mills; two sisters and spouses, Mary Lou and Marvin D. Ringer, and Betty and Roy D. Smith, all of Bruceton Mills; and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 2-5 and 7-9 today, (Saturday), and at Cuzzart Wesleyan Church from noon Sunday, March 22, until 1 p.m. service with the Rev. Russell Mills officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; March 21, 1998
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


 

BISHOP, Mrs. Amanda C. Willison

Services for Mrs. Amanda C. Bishop, 72, wife of Sherman Bishop, 62 Maple Street, who died Sunday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. in Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church by Rev. C. K. Welch, pastor. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Born in Hyndman, Pa., Mrs. Bishop was a daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Willison. She held membership in Bethany Church and the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sons, Harold E. Bishop, Keyser, W. Va.; Clarence E. Bishop, Narrows, Va., and Orval L. Bishop, this city; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth I. Wilkins, Baltimore; one brother, Charles Willison, Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Clites, also of Hyndman; Mrs. Robert Carolus, Rockwood, and Mrs. Emma Schade, this city, and five grandchildren. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 4, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2011 

BISHOP, Charles "Lonnie"

Charles "Lonnie" Bishop, 62, of Morgantown. formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, at Madison Rehab Center. Lonnie was born in Kingwood on March 4, 1948 to Wilma Jean Bishop of Morgantown and the late Gay Alton Bishop. Lonnie grew up in the Riverside section of Westover, where he attended Riverside Jr. High and graduated from University High School in 1967. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard. Later, he started his career working for Car Care Center on the Mileground In Morgantown. then opened his own body shop, Custom Body Works in Westover. For the last 25 years he has resided in Myrtle Beach, where he worked as an auto body repairman at Myrtle Beach Body Works. Lonnie had a lifelong passion for motors ports and enjoyed drag racing, motorcycles, and NASCAR ~ Later in life he became interested in woodworking and enjoyed creating miniature wood cars for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. In addition to his mother, Lonnie is survived by one sister and spouse. Beverly and Ed Annon of Grafton; one brother. David Bishop of Amity, PA; one niece. Louren Bishop of Martinsburg; one nephew. Landon Bishop of Pittsburgh; his ex-wife. Jackie of Morgantown; and stepchildren. Kevin Sisler and Elizabeth Campbell of Morgantown. In addition to his father, Lonnie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents. Gay and Hazel Bishop; maternal grandparents, John and Minnie Calhoun; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday and on Monday, March 29, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating. Online condolences: www.mcculla.com
Friday, March 26. 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 7, 2010

BISHOP, Charles "Lonnie" 

Charles "Lonnie" Bishop, 62 of Morgantown, formerly of Myrtle Beach, SC, died March 26, 2010, at Madison Rehab Center. He was born on March 4, 1948, in Kingwood, a son of Wilma Jean Bishop, of Morgantown, and the late Gay Alton Bishop. He grew up in the Riverside section of Westover, where he attended Riverside Jr. High and graduated from University High School in 1967. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard. Later, he started his career working for Car Care Center, on the Mileground, then opened his own body shop, Custom Body Works, in Westover.   For the last 25 years he has resided in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he worked as an auto body repairman at Myrtle Beach Body Works. He had a lifelong passion for motorsports and enjoyed drag racing, motorcycles, and NASCAR. Later in life he became interested in wood working and enjoyed creating miniature wood cars for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. He is also survived by a sister and spouse, Beverly and Ed Annon, of Grafton, a brother David Bishop, of Amity, PA: one niece and one nephew; his ex-wife Jackie of Morgantown; and step-children, Kevin Sisler and Elizabeth Campbell  of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gay and Hazel Bishop, maternal grandparents, John and Minnie Calhoun, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at McCulla Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; March 31, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010

 

BISHOP, Clarice Elizabeath Harned

Clarice Elizabeth Bishop, 94, of Beech Run Community, Albright, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Heartland of Preston County. She was born June 25, 1911, in Albright, a daugh¬ter of the late Marshall O. and Hannah Graham Harned. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful hostess for family and friends when they visited in her home. She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Viola "Toots" and Willard "Phil' Groves, of Kingwood, Shirley and Jim Rinard, of Conyers, Ga., Sue and Robert "Buck" Eavenson of Bruceton Mills; three sons, Paul C. Bishop of Preston Country Club, Ron and Fay Bishop of Aurora, and Marshall and Karen Bishop of Cheat Lake; 14 grandchildren and spouses, Mike and Melissa Groves of Kingwood, Brad and Sherry Groves of Bruceton Mills, Jeff Groves of Kingwood, Scott and Jody Groves of Ashland, Ohio, Lori and Joe Seaman of Penbrooke Pines, Fla., Jennifer and Steve Davis of Marietta, Ga., and Krista and Todd Elliott of Bufford, Ga., Elissa Eavenson of Morgantown, Beth and Tom Friend of Racine, Wis., Joe and Deanna Bishop of Oakland, Md., Chad and Beth Bishop of Aurora, Hayley and Blake Graham of Cheat Lake, Sean Bishop of Morgantown, Danielle and Garet Bish¬op, both of Cheat Lake; 16 great-grandchildren, Megan, Nicole, Tyler, Michelle, Lindsay, Ryan, Matt, Jessica, Casey, Shelby, Roni, David, Claire, Abby, Emma and Sydney; one brother, Marshall Harned Jr. of Albright; a brother-in-law, Kermit Miller of Beech Run; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Smith of Beech Run; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Bishop; and two sisters, Burhl Miller and Hazel Feathers. Friends will be received at the Browning Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raynard Martin and the Rev. R. Joe Lamm officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery.
Unidentified  Newspaper,  aboutTuesday, Aug. 9, 2005
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 

BISHOP, Earl

FRIENDSVILLE - Earl Bishop, 85, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Born at Albright, W. Va., he was a son of the late Raymond and Laura (Seal) Bishop. Mr. Bishop was a member of Keeler Glade Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Bertha (Friend) Bishop; a son, Paul Bishop, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Violetta M. Radabaugh, Masontown, W. Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Cuppett, Brandonville, W. Va., and Mrs. Dorotha Williams, Berlin Center, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Berringer, Sharon, Pa.: 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by REv. J. Arnold Berg. Burial will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland; April 30, 1971; pages 6 & 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 30, 2012

BISHOP, Mrs. Edna Sines

TITUSVILLE. -- Mrs. Ned Bishop, 37, of Centerville,, Route 1 (Five Corners), died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday morning at the home of relatives in Titusville. Mrs. Bishop, who had been ill for some time, was shopping in the city when she was stricken. She was immediately taken to the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas of 630 South Franklin st. The inhalator and iron lung of the Titusville Fire department were summoned but not used. Minuteman Merle Weaver administered artifical respiration without success. Mrs. Bishop, the former Edna Sines, was born February 22, 1915, in Oakland, Md., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sines, both of whom survive her. She was married to Mr. Bishop July 9 1942 in Carlton, Ky. Mrs. Bishop attended the Titusville Free Methodist Church, and was a member of the auxiliary of Bruce Shorts Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving besides her husband and parents are two children, Mona L. and Garry Bishop; a sister, Mrs. Rex Armstrong of Tyronville, Route 1; and five brothers, Dale of Pleasantville, Clifford and Donald of Hydetown; Clyde of Titusville, and John Sines of Angola, N.Y. Arrangements for the funeral are in charge of the Tracy Home of Funerals.
From the Oil City "Blizzard" of June 30, 1952, Section 2, Page 9
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted February 1, 2014

BISHOP, Mrs Lucy Rarick

Mount Savage, Md Oct 29
Mrs Lucy Bishop, 55, former resident of Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Somerset. Surviving are one daughter. Mrs. Lawrence Eager, McKeesporl, and son, Edward Ratigan, Mt. Savage. She was a sister of Thomas Rarick, Los Angeles, Calif., John Rarick, McKeesport, and Mrs. William Michaels. Eckhart. The body was removed to Hafer's Funeral home. Frostburg, where friends and relatives will be received.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, October 29, 1940 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

BISHOP, Paul W.

FRIENDSVILLE - Paul W. Bishop, 60, of Uniontown, died Monday at Uniontown Hospital. A native of Friendsville, he was a son of Mrs. Bertha (Friend) Bishop, Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, and the late Earl Bishop. Also surviving are a son, James A. Bishop, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Joann Matthews, Cleveland; Mrs. Judith Haygood, Warren, Texas; Debra and Diane, Galveston, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Violetta Radabaugh, Masontown, W. Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Cuppett, Bruceton Mills, W. Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Youngstown, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jacob Gray officiating. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, April 10, 1974; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 13, 2013

BISHOP, Miss Pauline Leota

Pauline Leota Bishop, 65, of Parsons, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011, in Elkins. She was born February 16, 1942, in Albright, a daughter of Opal G. Carrico Bishop and the late Frank C. Bishop. She was Methodist by faith. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Marlene Nestor, of Rowlesburg. She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Bishop. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January IS, at Browning Funeral Home, in Kingwood, with Pastor Dick Gadd and the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; Jan 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 10, 2011

BISHOP, Robert F.

Funeral of R F Bishop
Funeral services for Robert F Bishop, who died at Narrows Park Saturday were held at St Patrick's church this morning. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Born near Winchester, VA, Mr Bishop at the age of 48 was enrolled and put in the Confederate Army against his wishes. While doing guard duty before Richmond, a comrade who had been on furlough gave his pass to Bishop who changed the name and date. He made his way to Wheeling and enlisted in Company I, Twelfth Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. Much trouble was encountered in getting Bishop a pension and as a last resort appeal was made to President Taft. A special examiner was sent and a short while before his death he received his first pension money
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 11, 1913 - pg 16, col 2
Find A Grave Memorial# 126304604
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 29, 2016

 

BISHOP, Violet V.

Violet V. Bishop, 82, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Dennett Road Manor, Oakland.  .Born Feb. 28, 1928, in Preston County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Ruth Morris Kemphfer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bishop, in 1980; and one sister, Betty Sypolt. She was a member of Salem Church of the Brethren. She retired from Hopemont Hospital as a cook. She also volunteered many years for the Terra Alta Ambulance, Senior Citizens, and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Karen S. Nine and Hazel V. Savage, both of Oakland; one son, James M. Bishop, Terra Alta; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, where a service was conducted on Sunday, March 21, with Pastor Donnie Savage officiating. Interment was held in Terra Alta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Terra Alta Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 384, Terra Alta, WV 26764.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 25, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

BISSELL, Mrs. Alvira Thomas

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Alvira (Thomas) Bissell, 45, died last Wednesday in Flint, Michigan, after a lingering illness. Born at Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Ada (Thomas) Walbert. Surviving besides her mother are her husband, Truman Bissell; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Eckstein, Flint, and Loretta Bissell, at home; a son, Thomas Bissell with the Marines; two sisters, Mrs. Ada DeVore, Detroit, and Mrs. Elsie Ellis, Rescue, W. Va.; four brothers, Samuel I. Thomas, Frostburg; Albert Thomas, Chicago; Loouis Thomas, Murphrysboro, Tenn., and James Thomas, Hampton, Va., and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Flint. Services were conducted Saturday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Crompton officiating. Interment was in Flint Memorial Park. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ellis, Rescue, Va., James Thomas, Hampton, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel I. Thomas, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 4, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2011

 

BISSETT, Alberta Stuart

"PIEDMONT W. Va.-Mrs. Alberta Stuart Bissett, 65, former resident, died yesterday in Arlington (Va,) hospital where she had been a patient 10 days. Mrs. Bissett had been residing with a niece, Mrs. Bernard Schwinabart, Dunn Loring, Va., for the past four years. Born at Harper's Ferry, she was a daughter of the late Mrs. Teresa (Leavy) LaRue, Piedmont and the late Henry LaRue [note: this is incorrect-the name should be Henry Stuart]. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport. Her husband, Joseph Bissett preceded her in death. Surviving are five brothers: William, Piedmont; Raymond, Hamilton; Louis, Beryl; Clyde, Pinto; and Richard LaRue, Westernport, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph McGreevy, of here and Mrs. Margaret Kooken, Westernport. The body will be returned to the Fredlock Funeral Home, here. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
The Cumberland Times"  Wednesday 15 Oct 1958
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009
 


BISSETT, Francis DeSales

"Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio, for Francis DeSales Bissett, who died last Thursday morning in St. Thomas hospital, Akron, where he had been hospitalized for one week.  Burial took place in Akron.  Born January 17, 1914, he was the son of Mrs. Ora Mae (Humphrey) Bissett and the late William J. Bissett.  He was a graduate of Thomas High school and was employed by the Davis Coal and Coke Company and was a chemist in the lab.  He also worked as a chemist at Westvaco's Luke Mill prior to moving to Akron where he was manager of the J. C. Penney store in Chapel Hill Mall.  He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Akron.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen (Farrell) Bissett; a brother, Joseph W. Bissett, Beckley; two sisters, Miss Gladys Bissett, Piedmont, and Mrs. Darl Stalnaker, Parsons."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Wednesday, August 6, 1975
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 2, 2013

 

BISSETT, Mrs. Mary Bernadette Welsh

“Mrs. John B. Bissett, widow of John F. Bissett, died this morning at her home, 17 West Harrison street, Piedmont, She had been in ill health for several years. A native of Piedmont, Mrs, Bissett was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kennedy Welsh. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic church. Survivors include a son, John Bissett, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Kate Dixon, and Mrs. Thomas Carney, both of Terra Alta; and Mrs. L. E. Bissett, Piedmont. The body is at Fredlock’s funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.”
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Thurs 7 Oct 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 27, 2009

BISSETT, Mrs. Mary Bernadette Welsh

“Requiem mass for Mrs. Mary B. Bissett, widow of John F. Bissett, who died last Thursday morning at her home, 17 West Harrison street, Piedmont, was  celebrated Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church by Rev. George Pugh, assistant pastor. Rev. Charles Quinn, assistant pastor, was in the sanctuary. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick J. Healy, John Schaeffer, Woodrow Wilson, William Faherty, John Kelly and Edward Pendergast.  Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mrs. Nora Fleming, Mrs. Emmet Fahey, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Laughlin, Cumberland; Mrs. Joseph Graney, Mrs. Katherine Dixon, Mrs. Thomas Carney, Miss Margaret Welsh, Terra Alta; Miss Helen Hughes and Miss Jo King, Oakland.”
NOTE: She was formerly Mary Bernadette Welsh, daughter of Michael and Mary Kennedy Walsh.
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Thurs 14 Oct 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 27, 2009

 

BISSETT, Michael Joseph 

"Funeral services for Michael Joseph Bissett, native of Piedmont, who died early Saturday morning at his home on West Piedmont street, Keyser, were held Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, with Solemn High Mass. Rev. P.J. Morahan, pastor at Keyser, was celebrant, Rev. John O'Hara, assistant pastor at Keyser, was deacon, and Rev. J. A. Caulfield, assistant pastor of St. Peter's Church, was sub-deacon. Rev. Father Morahan delivered the sermon. Rev. A. Scarpati and Rev. Russell Phelan, of St. Peter's Church, were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were: Honorary, John Dorsey, Michael Gibblin, William Quinn, of Keyser; Frank Mayola, of Piedmont; active, Dennis Collins, Robert Davis, Ernest Wright, William Dorsey, of Keyser; William Kelly, of Piedmont; and John Donley, of Westernport. Out-of-town people here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eackles, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans and Bertie Evans, of Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Pansy Byer, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs. Rose Byer, Mr. and Mrs. William Exminger, Hubert Donahue, Miss Gladys Murphy, Miss Marie Bissett, Miss Madeline Bissett, Mrs. Julia Hotchkiss, Miss Beatrice Manion, Mrs. Steve King, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed, Richard Laughlin, Fid Roffworn, of Cumberland; Charles Jewel, David Byers and son, John, of Ridgeley; Mr. and Mrs. William Bissett and daughter, Vivian, and sons, Joseph and Francis, of Thomas; John Manion, Mrs. Anna Kight, Mrs. Genevieve Brady, of Frostburg; Francis Herbert, of Mt. Savage; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Melody, Misses Mamie and Beatrice Fahey, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Zaycot, Mrs. Mary Dorsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde LaRue, of Keyser. Mr. Bissett was born and reared in Piedmont. After his marriage to Miss Bertie Stewart (sic) of this place, they moved to Cumberland, whence they moved to Keyser a few years ago. He had been employed as engineer for the Western Maryland Railway for about thirty years. Later he engaged in the restaurant business. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Mrs. John E. Healy, of Piedmont; and four brothers, William Bissett, Thomas; Keyran, Ligouri and DeSales Bissett, of Piedmont. Though he had been in ill health for several years, he had been seriously sick only a few days. His remains were brought here to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGreevy. Mrs. McGreevy is a sister of Mrs. Bissett."
"The Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thursday 5 Mar 1936
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009

BISSETT, William J.

“Requiem High Mass for William J. Bissett, 86, of 76 West Hampshire Street, Piedmont, who died Monday night in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, was celebrated this morning in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Westernport. The Rev. George J. Pugh, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the Mass. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Active pallbearers were Paul Laffey, John R. Bissett, Patrick J. Healy, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Niland and Michael Laffey. Honorary pallbearers were William T. Davis, Joseph L. Mansfield, P. A. Laughlin, Bryan Healy and James Laffey. Born in Piedmont, Mr. Bissett was a son of the late James and Bridget (Mannion) Bissett. He was employed as a fore man by the Davis Coal and Coke Company, Thomas, until his retirement, when he returned to Piedmont. He had been a patient in the hospital since September 21st. Mr. Bissett was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Westernport, and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora Bissett; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Stalnaker of Parsons, and Miss Gladys Bissett at home; three sons, Councilman James L. Bissett, Piedmont; Joseph Bissett, Bridgeport, Ohio, and Francis Bissett, Akron, Ohio. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. John E. Healy, Piedmont; two brothers, Ligouri Bissett and DeSales Bissett, both of Piedmont, and four grandchildren.”
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 10 October 1957
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 14, 2011

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