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DODD, Edward

Edward Dodd, aged 23 years, a machinist at the Western Maryland RR shops at Elkins, W. Va., was drowned in the Tygart Valley river yesterday while attempting to swim the stream on a wager.
Mineral Daily News, July 18, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010

 


 

DODDS, Henrietta Moffatt

LONACONING — Mrs. Henrietta M. Dodds, 64, Detmold Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Pekin, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Sourbrine) Moffatt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dodds. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Ruth Dodds, Lonaconing; Mrs. Frances Patton, Gilmore; Mrs. Richard Nichols, Westernport; and Mrs. Robert Cave, Winfield, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Bean, Barton, and Mrs. Ella Messner, Cumberland; three brothers, Richard Moffatt, Pekin; John Moffatt, Cumberland, and Andrew Moffatt, Lonaconing; and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. John McClain. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 28, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 6, 2010

 



DODGE, Mrs. Berlinda Ann. Teets

Terra Alta, W.Va., Nov. 27 - Mrs. Berlinda Ann Dodge, 75, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Auman, near Cranesville. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Isabelle Duhl Teets. Her husband, J. Thomas Dodge, died in 1927. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Florence Warren, Kingwood; Mrs. Ethel Jeffreys, Lenox; Mrs. Helen Guthrie, Mrs. Nellie Grove, Dorsey C. Dodge, Chester O. Dodge, Bruce D. Dodge and Mrs. Edna Auman, all of Terra Alta. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon by Rev. J. A. Ryan of Brandonville.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; November 27, 1940; page 11.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 2, 2010

 



DODGE, William L.

William L. Dodge, 87, of Bruceton Mills, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Prince Georges Hospital, Cheverly, MD.
He was born Jan. 4, 1913, in Terra Alta, son of the late Stanley and Mattie Loraw Dodge.
He was a member of the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Hazel Feather Dodge, of Bruceton Mills; a daughter and spouse, Carolyn and Joseph Eberhard of Bowie, MD; a grandson, Joseph Eberhard Jr., of Bowie; a granddaughter, Kimberly Jones, of Woodbridge, V A; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth DeBerry; and  two brothers, Willard Glenn Teets and Reese Dodge.
Friends may call at the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. today, Nov. I5, until the 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Vicki Sheppard officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Val1ey Cemetery in Bruceton Mills. Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, is in charge of arrangements.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; Nov 15, 2000
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 


 

DOERNER, Charles E.

The body of Charles E. Doerner, 40 years old, formerly of this city, who died Sunday at his home in Kevil, Ky., arrived here at 1:30 o'clock p. m. today and was taken to Stein's Chapel, where it will remain until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, when funeral services will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with interment in St. Patrick's cemetery. Mr. Doerner is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Doerner, of Raleigh, N. C., his widow, Mrs. Irene Doerner, and four children, Charles, James, Raymond and Margaret Doerner.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 18, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 7, 2010

 


DOERNER, Mrs. Dr. John A. Doerner
 
The funeral of Mrs. Dr. John A. Doerner will take place tomorrow (Thursday) morning from her late residence No, 78? Lemon street. The cortege will leave the home at 8:30 o'clock.  The remains will be taken to St. Patrick's church where a requiem mass will be celebrated.  Rev. Father Johnston will officiate.  The interment will be made in SS. Peter and Paul's cemetery.  The following will act as pallbearers: James P. Gaffney, W. I. Walsh, Jas. A. McHenry, Jas. Ryland, W. L. Coulehan, P. J. Murphy and Daniel Kean.
Evening Times (Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.) Wednesday, 3 January 1894
~Genie
Posted June 23, 2012



DOERNER, Lawrence V.

Cumberland, Jan 11 -   Lawrence V. Doerner, aged 35 years, died Thursday night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weyand Doerner, from internal hemorrhage. Dr. John A. Doerner, medical examiner for the B&O railroad, is a brother of the deceased and Mrs. Finan, wife of Joseph B. Finan, newspaper man of this city, is a sister.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


 




DOFFERMEYER, Mrs. Missouri F. Abe


Mrs. Missouri F. (Abe) Doffermeyer, 49, wife of Harry L. Doffermeyer, formerly of this city, died last night at her home in Grafton, W. Va., after an illness of about four years. The couple resided af 223 Race Street until a week ago when they went to Grafton where Mr. Doffermeyer is employed as a B and O clerk. Mrs. Doffermeyer was a member of Second Baptist Church here. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Richard Doffermeyer, at home; four brothers, Herbert Abe, Okonoko, W. Va.; Joseph Abe, this city; Grover Abe, Ridgeley, and Clayton Abe, this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Branson, Wiley Ford; Mrs.Cora Puffinburger and Mrs. Myra Johnson, both of this city. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 11, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DOLAN, Mrs. Goldie May Robertson

Mrs. Vernon S. Dolan
Mrs. Goldie May Dolan, 66, of Oldtown, died in Memorial Hospital last evening where she had been a patient since September 13. She was a daughter of the late Enos and Mary (Reefer) Robertson. Mrs. Dolan was a member of the Oldtown Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon S. Dolan; two daughters, Mrs. John Sisler, Oldtown, and Mrs. Joseph Drum, Catonsville; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Crabtree, Oldlown, and Mrs. Quinter Gnagey, Meyersdale; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Lowell H. Swisher and the Rev. William Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Davis Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, September 20, 1964 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


 



 

DOLAN, John W

HAGERSTOWN -   John W Dolan, aged 63 years, for many years proprietor of the Franklin Hotel in this city, died Thurs of a complication of diseases.
Keyser Tribune, August 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010


 



 

DOLAN, Mrs. Maude C. Shoemaker

Mrs. Maude C. Dolan, 68, of Cumberland, Md., died in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She was born March 13, 1895, at Sand Patch, a daughter of the late George W. and Anna Jane Baer Shoemaker. She was employed as a presser by the Crystal Laundry Co. Surviving are three sons, Harold M., Marian L. and Jesse C. of Cumberland; four brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. She was the widow of Vernon Dolan.
Tuesday, May 28, 1963, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 12, 2010


 



 

DOLAN, Vernon S.

Vernon S. Dolan, 71, of Oldtown, died Tuesday at Springfield State Hospital where he was admitted March 21. He had been in ill health several months. A native of Twiggtown, he was a son of the late William A. and Berti (Rice) Dolan. His wife, Mrs. Goldie (Robertson) Dolan, died in 1964. Mr. Dolan was a retired laborer for the Koppers Company of Green Spring and was a member of the Oldtown Methodist Church, the Teamsters Union and Aerie 245, F O Eagles. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Sisler, Oldtown, and Mrs. Joseph Drum, Catonsville; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Downton, Mrs. Lena Owens and Mrs. Dollie Harper, all of this city, and Mrs. Florence Wolfe, Oldtown; three half-sisters, Mrs. Virginia Martin, Titusville, Fla.; Mrs. Goldie Schaidt, Cocoa, Fla., and Mrs. Christine Medford, Norman, Okla.; three half-brothers, Calvin and William Dolan, Oldtown, and Willis Dolan, Baltimore; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral
Home, Baltimore Avenue, where the family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p. m.
Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. Ronald Winterberg, pastor of the Oldtown Methodist Church. Interment will be in Davis Memorial Park.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD - March 27, 1969 - pg 20, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


 



 

DOLDER, William

William Dolder, 72, Durham, N.C., husband of the former Mrs. Sarah (Barrows) Warehime, a native of Cumberland, died yesterday in Watts Hospital there. Born in Wittenberg, Germany, he was a son of the late William and Pauline Dolder. Besides his wife he is survived by two step-children, Edwin L. Warehime and Mrs. Raymond G. Thomas, both of Durham, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Durham, where services will be conducted Saturday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 11, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 


DOLL, Mrs.

A Mrs. Doll died at Bloomington, Md., on Monday from smallpox. She leaves six children.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


 



 

DOMAN, Arthur Elmore

Arthur Elmore, infant son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Doman died of pneumonia July 7, aged 9 months. The little flower has been taken form this world of sin and sorrow and transplanted in the Garden of Eternal Life. The parents have the sympathy of everyone in the bereavement . F C Rollman was undertaker.
Keyser Tribune, July 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


 



 

DOMBROSKY, James Andrew

James Andrew Dombrosky, four months old, son of Andrew Dombrosky, Jr., 445 Walbrook road, Baltimore, amateur welterweight boxer, died yesterday afternoon. Surviving are his parents and a sister, Patricia. The body will be brought to the home of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dombrosky, Sr., 445 Willow Brook road.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 24, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DOMBROSKY, Michael James
 
CUMBERLAND - Michael James Dombrosky, 56, of Cumberland, died on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the WMHS-Memorial Campus. Born July 20, 1950, in Baltimore, he was the son of Margaret Ursla (Hannon) Deaton, Cumberland, and the late Eugene Francis Dombrosky. Mike was a recreation counselor for the Bureau of Parks and Recreation for Baltimore County. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Thomas A. Dombrosky and his wife Dale, Baltimore, and Richard A. Dombrosky and his wife Patricia, Dundalk; and his sister, Rosemary Carino and her husband Oscar, Baltimore. A memorial service will be held at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) on Monday, June 11, 2007, at noon with Monsignor Thomas R. Bevan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Cumberland Times obituary; about 7 June 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 5, 2012

 


 DOMER, Glenn W.

Columbus Day will take on a double meaning for the Marine Reserve Center at Connellsville Airport Sunday, when a Connellsville Marine will be honored posthumously for helping to preserve the nation that Christopher Columbus discovered more than 450 years ago. The bronze star with combat distinguishing device will be presented to the widow of Lance Corporal Glenn W. Domer of Connellsville who was mortally wounded April 13 in Vietnam. The posthumously awarded medal will be presented to Mrs. Mary Jo Domer of Connellsville in ceremonies at 10 a.m. Sunday by Maj. Robert R. Perry, commander of Co. C, Sixth Motor Transport, U. S. Marine Corps reserve. Born in Connellsville on August 4, 1948, Domer enlisted in the Marines in April 1968, and was killed April 13, one year later, while conducting a one-man assault on a fortified enemy position in Quang Nam Province. Domer, according to the account described on the citation accompanying the medal, was taking part in Operation Muskogee Meadow when his unit, Co. H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, 1st Marine Division, came under intense enemy fire. The North Vietnamese Army company, occupying well entrenched positions, was hurling small arms and automatic weapons fire at the unit when Domer crawled toward one bunker, killing the Communists inside it and took that dead soldier's rifle. He continued on toward the second bunker and through more cconcentrated fire attempted to take it, too, but was mortally wounded. Domer's father, Leroy Domer is now a resident of Gary, Ind.  His mother is deceased.
October 11, 1969, Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DOMER, Mrs. Grace Ohler

Mrs. Grace Domer, 57, of Davidson Hill, died unexpectedly at 3 p. m. Tuesday in her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1905, in Meyersdale, a daughter of the late Albert and Ida Baughman Ohler, and had lived in Connellsville since 1941. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Leroy; five sons. Earl of Somerset, Vernon of South Connellsville, James and Nelson of Connellsville and Glenn at home; six daughters, Mrs. Albert (Marian) Weaver of South Connellsville, Mrs. Lester (Marjorie) Taylor of Middleport, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence (Betty) Taylor and Mrs. Jacob (Doris) Hull of Ravenna, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) Basinger of Connellsville and Miss Gloria at home; 26 grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Ohler of Windham, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Awtey of Jenners and Mrs. Minnie Crynok of Morgantown, W. Va. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. H. Wahl Pfeifer officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park. The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 3, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


 



 

DOMER, Mrs. Julia Lowery

MEYERSDALE, Feb. 21 — Mrs. Julia Domer, 82 years old, widow of F. Albert Domer, died Thursday at her home in Grant street following an illness of several months. She was born in Brothersvalley township and had been a resident of Meyersdale for nearly 55 years. Her husband died 25 years ago. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Roy Domer, Williamsport; John D. Domer, at home, and Miss Marion Domer, who for the past 22 years has been a teacher in the schools at Charleston, W. Va. The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. Ernest V. May, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
February 21, 1936, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
[Julia's maiden name was Lowery]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009


 



DOMER, Leroy

Leroy Domer, 74, of 1821 Third St., South Connellsville, formerly of Gary, Ind., died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in Connellsville State General Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1900, in Meyersdale, a son of the late Albert and Bessie Grove Domer. He was a retired U. S. Steel Corp. employee of Gary, Ind., a member of the Senior Citizens Club, Gary Library Club, Golden Age Group, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Gary, Ind. Surviving are four sons, Earl Leroy of Somerset, R. D. 1, Vernon A. of South Connellsville, James of Connellsville and Nelson Eugene of Connellsville, R. D. 1; six daughters. Mrs. Albert (Marion) Weaver and Mrs. Jacob (Doris) Hull, both of So. Connellsville, Mrs. Lester (Marjorie) Taylor and Mrs. Clarence (Betty) Taylor, both of Middleport, Ohio, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) Baysinger of Connellsville, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Carl (Gloria) Ebie of Mogadore, Ohio; 37 grandchildren; 120 great-grandchildren; one brother, Guy William Domer of Cumberland, Md., and three sisters, Mrs. Homer (Irene) Blubaugh of Berlin, Mrs. John (Ida) Sass of Somerset, R. D. 2, and Mrs. Evelyn Walker of Connellsville. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace Domer, and two sons, Ray W. and Glenn W., who died in 1969 in the Vietnam War.
July 5, 1975, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 


DOMER, Roy

MEYERSDALE. Sept. 21 - Roy Domer, 53, died Saturday at the family home at Kulpmont where he had been engaged as a lineman for an electric company. He was a son of the late F. Albert and Julia Domer and was born here in 1883. His wife, an adopted son, a brother and a sister survive. The body will arrive here Tuesday at noon and the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Ernest Vernon May, pastor of the  Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will be made in Union cemetery.
September 21, 1936, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 


 



 

DONAHOE, James Leo

James Leo Donahoe, 86, Bean's Cove, died Sunday at St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Bean's Cove, he was a son of the late William T. and Martha (Drenning) Donahoe. He was a retired farmer and a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, James H. Donahoe, Weirton, W. Va., and Daniel P. Donahoe, this.city; five daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Pershing, Hammond, Ind.; Mrs. Lucille Lindner, city; Mrs. Helen Null, Frederick; Mrs. Freda Logue, Flintstone; Mrs. Jean Gaber, Pittsburgh; two brothers, Samuel Donahoe, Dettroit, Mich.; and Thomas Donahoe, Bean's Cove; 26 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence; requiem mass today at Seven Dolors; interment Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, June 2, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DONAHOE, John

Mr. John Donahoe, Sr., one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home on Douglas avenue, yesterday morning at 3:30 a. m.  Mr. Donahoe has been an invalid for many years, but was confined to his home only a few days prior to his death.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - March 21, 1907 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey) 
Posted July 9, 2010


DONAHOE, John

Bureau of the Evening Times,

Lonaconing, Md., March 22. - Mr. John Donahoe, who died at his home on Douglas avenue Wednesday morning at 3:30 o'clock, was 77 years old, having been born in 1830. He was born in Ireland and came to this country some time after the war. He lived at Washington, D. C.. for many years and from there he moved directly to this city, where he has resided ever since. Early in life he married Miss Hellenor Kelley, who survived her husband. By occupation Mr. Donahoc while in this region was a miner, and continued as such until everal years ago, when his ill health caused him to leave the mine. The deceased had an attack of grip and was confined to his bed since March 11. This with grief, caused by the death of one of his daughters several weeks ago, caused his death. He is survived, besides his widow, by one son. John J.; two daughters. Anna V. and Mary C.; two brothers and one
sister, the latter residing at Washington city. The funeral took place this morning at 10 o'clock, services being held in St. Mary's church. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Donahoe and her children desire to thank their many friends for their kind sympathy and aid in their sad bereavement.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - March 22, 1907 - pg 11, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 9, 2010


 




DONAHOE, Patrick


LONACONING — Patrick Donahoe, 80, Main Street, died Saturday night in the Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland, where he had been a patient for three weeks. A native of Bedford county. Pa., near Defiance, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Bridget (Malarki) Donahoe, and lived here 60 years. He was a plumber by trade and
Donahoe was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. His wife, the former Mollie Thomas, died about a year ago. A sister, Mrs. Winnie Mills, Westernport, is the only immediate survivor. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in St Peter's cemetery, Westernport.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, May 22, 1950 - pg 13, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 25, 2010


 



 

DONAHOE, Thomas

CHURCH RECEIVES $1,000 GIFT IN DONOHOE WILL
Elkins, W. Va June 6—The entire estate of Thomas Donohoe, aged 70, who died last week, has been left to his widow and daughter, with two other bequests, according to his will filed and probated at the Randolph county courthouse. The St Brendan's Roman Catholic Church has been presented with a gift of $1,000 while a nephew, Edward Reynolds, is to receive $2,500. Mrs. Mary Donohoe has been named executrix, and she receives one half of all personal property and one third interest in all real estate and holdings. His daughter, Miss Mary Frances Donohoe is to receive the other half of all personal property and the remaining two-thirds interest in real estate and holdings. Mr. Donohoe had just returned from Florida where he spent tho winter, when he succumbed to an attack of acute indigestion. Mr. Donahoe was born in Newburg, W. Va, January 10, 1854, and spent his early life in railroading. He was a passenger conductor, on the Baltimore & Ohio between Grafton and Wheeling, for ten years, following which he was yardmaster in Wheeling for three years, moving from Wheeling to Davis in 1885. He resided in Davis where he was prominently identified with the business life of the city for 16 years until he moved to Elkins in 1902. He was made a director of the Davis National Bank at Davis in 1900 and was president of that institution from 1917 until the time of his death. His business interests in Elkins were extensive having been for 15 years a director in the Baldwin Supply company and a director in the Elkins Provision Storage Company and the Davis Trust Company for a number of years. He retired from active business about 14 years ago. His fraternal affiliations included membership in Council COS, Knights of Columbus and Elkins Lodge No, 1135, B. P. O. E.  In 1881 he was married to Miss Sarah Reynolds of Grafton, who died in October 22, 1911. On October 16, 1913 he was married to Mrs. Mary E. Durkin, who with a daughter, Mary Frances, age nine years, survives him. Surviving him also are two sisters: Mrs. Ellen Welch, of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Susan Malloy of Westernport, Md. Rev. Father Thomas J. Lennan, Catholic Army Chaplain at Fort Benning, Ga., is a nephew and Miss Mary Lennan of Elkins, a niece.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - June 6, 1924 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 27, 2010


 



DONAHOE, William

CUMBERLAND -   William Donahoe, aged 65 years, died Jan 19, 1913, at Cumberland after an illness of two years.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010



DONAHUE, Mrs. Anna McNulty

"At the family home, 71 East Union street, this place, Sunday evening, September 21, 1903, A. D. {sic-date of paper is 1913} Mrs. Anna Donahue, widow of Mr. Edward Donahue,  aged 76 years. This sad event was the end of an illness of five weeks due to a general breakdown. Mrs. Donahue was born in Dublin, Ireland, came to this country during childhood and for many years has been a resident of Frostburg.  Daughters and sons are bereaved as follows: Mrs. Joseph Byrnes and Miss Katherine Donahue, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Laura Engle, Misses Elizabeth, Teresa and Margaret, of this place, and Messrs. John Donahue, of Pittsburgh and Edward J. Donahue, of this place. She leaves also seven grandchildren. Funeral in St. Michael's Church tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9 o'clock."
Note: this is Ann nee MCNULTY. She is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 23 Sep 1913
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 4, 2012



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Catherine

Mrs. Catherine Donahue, for many years a resident of Eckhart and whose death at the County Home in Cumberland was published in the Times Saturday, was in her 98th year and had been a resident of Allegany County for over 60 years, the greater part of which was spent in Eckhart. She is survived by several sons and daughters who are between 45 and 76 years of age. The body of the aged woman was brought to the home of her son, Mr. John Donahue of Eckhart, on Saturday from which place the funeral took place this morning. Services were held in St. Michael's church and interment was made in St. Michael's cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, March 15, 1915 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 9, 2010

This appears to be the same person as Mrs. Margaret Donahue below: Catherine Margaret or Margaret Catherine Donohue ~ Anyone know this lady?


 



DONAHUE, Edward J.

EDWARD J DONAHUE DIES AT FROSTBURG
Had Served at the People Court and as Postmaster
Frostburg - May 8 - Edward J Donahue, son of the late Edward J and Ann (McNulty) Donahue, 71 East Main St, died at his home last night, after being seriously ill for several months. Mr Donahue had been in failing health for several years. A native and life long resident of this city, Mr Donahue was in the retail grocery business for many years. For eight terms he served as judge of the Peoples Court, having been appointed by the late Governor Albert C Ritchie. In 1933 he was appointed postmaster and served until 1941, when he retired because of failing health. Prior to his appointment as postmaster, he served for many years as a member of the Democratic State Central Committee. He was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Frostburg Council No 1442 Knights of Columbus and Frostburg Lodge No 470 B.P.O.Elks. During World War I, Mr Donahue served in France as a state head of the Knights of Columbus, his work for the welfare of the American soldier having attracted wide notice. He is survived by three sisters, Miss Catherine Donahue, Pittsburgh, Pa and Misses Elizabeth and Teresa Donahue at home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 8, 1943 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011
 
DONAHUE, Edward J.

Edward J. Donahue Rites

Frostburg-, May 12.—Final rites for Edward J. Donahue, vice-president of Frostburg National Bank, former postmaster and former judge of the Peoples Court, were held yesterday morning at St. Michael's Catholic Church with solemn Requiem High Mass. The Rev. Joseph Byrnes, Freeport. Pa., nephew of Mr. Donahue, was celebrant; Rev. Francis E. Montgomery, deacon and Rev. Dominic A. Bonomo, sub-deacon. The Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, pastor, was in the sanctuary.
Father Bonomo used as his text "Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant". He said Mr Donahue was faithful to his church and his duties in public life. He cited Mr Donahue's charity to those less fortunate. "Many were his good deeds", said Father Bonomo, "and they remained hidden until his death. as those he frequently helped, he always admonished them to tell no one". He said he was most generous to his church and had been a real benefactor to St Michael's Boy Scout Troop. Honorary pallbearers were: Postmaster James C Shriver, and Magistrate Oliver H Bruce, Cumberland; Dr W O McLane, Edward J Ryan, William Jenkins, James Aldridge, Bernard Hughes, John L Casey and R Hilary Lancaster. Active pallbearers were: Joseph Spates, Frank Powers, Joseph Condon, Hugh Nolan, Francis Rooney and Earl Kreitzburg. Interment was in St Michael's cemetery.(abridged)
Wednesday, May 12, 1943 - pg 11, col 4 Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011


 



 

DONAHUE, Miss Elizabeth 

FROSTBURG — Miss Elizabeth Donahue, of 71 East Main Street, a retired employe of Rosenbaum's, Cumberland, died last night, in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient several months. Miss Donahue was a daughter of the late Edward and Ann (McNulty) Donahue, members of pioneer families here. The late Edward J. Donahue, former Frostburg postmaster
and at one time a trial magistrate here, was a brother. Miss Donahue was employed by Rosenbaum's for a number of years. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church the Sodality of the parish. She is. survived by two sisters, Theresa Donahue, at home, and Katherine Donahue; Pittsburgh. The body is at the residence.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, May 19, 1952 - pg 10, col 2.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011
 
DONAHUE, Miss Elizabeth


Donahue Funeral
FROSTBURG—A requiem mass for Miss Elizabeth Donahue, of 71 East Main Street, who died Sunday at Miners Hospital, was held this morning at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. Regis F. Lafkin was the celebrant and Rev. Patrick J. Bradley and Rev. Francis K Montgomery were in the sanctuary. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bernard Byrnes, Joseph Condon, Maurice Spates, Samuel LaPorta, Joseph Spates and Robert Hohing.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, May 21, 1952 - pg 18, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Emma McGettigan

Frostburg, Nov. 3 — Mrs. Emma Donahue, 74, of 166 Bowery street, died this morning after being in ill health for two years. She was the widow of John H. Donahue, former state mine inspector, and was a daughter to William McGettigan, former Allegany county sheriff. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church and of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surviving are four daughters, Misses Emma, Agnes, Helen and Marie Donahue, all at home; a son, William J. Donahue, Wood street, and two grandsons, William and James Donahue.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., November 3, 1941 - pg 9
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 22, 2011

DONAHUE, Mrs. Emma McGettigan

Mrs. Emma McGettigan Donahue Rites
Frostburg - Nov 6 - Rites for Mrs. Emma McGettigan Donahue, 166 Bowery St., former Allegany county school teacher and widow of John J Donahue, were held yesterday at St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., November 6, 1941 - pg 13, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 22, 2011


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Genoa McElfish

Mrs. Genoa Donahue, 67, wife of Francis Hilleary Donahue, died last night at her home in Bean's' Cove. She was a daughter of the late Norman H. and Amanda McElfish. She is also survived by the following children: Raymond, Francis, Charles, and George Donahue; Mrs. Harry Messenger, Hirsh, W. Va.; Mrs. Cleveland Bridges, Mrs. Grover Bridges, Mrs. Francis Michaels, Misses Mary and Barbara Donahue; two brothers, Charles McElfish, Bean's Cove; William McElfish, Pittsburgh; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Koenig, Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Bean's Cove Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Alban, O. M. Cap, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, this city, will officiate. It has been requested that floral tributes be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 1, 2009


 



 


DONAHUE, Hugh


FROSTBURG-Hugh (Struntz) Donahue, 79, of 23 Washington Street, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where he was admitted yesterday. He had been in ill health sometime. A native of Hoffman, he was a son of the late Martin Mary (Smith) Donahue. He was the last member of his immediate family. Mr. Donahue was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Aerie 1273, FO Eagles and Frostburg Lodge 470, BPO Elks. Mr. Donahue formerly operated Struntz's Tavern on Daniel Street. Survivors include three daughters; Mrs Angela Weisenborn at home, Mrs. Rita Conroy, Detroit and Mrs. Ann Cascio, Hyattsville; two sons, Joseph Donahue, Frostburg, and John at home. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. His wife, Mrs. Geraldine (Hughes) Donahue, preceded him in death. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert Stoops, Michael Cunningham, Lee Higgins, Florian Mickel, Francis Lee and Carl Emerick. The Elks will hold a service today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home and the rosary will be recited there at 7:45 p.m.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, October 20, 1967 -pg 8, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 18, 2010


 



 

DONAHUE, James Hugh

GRANTSVILLE — James Hugh Donahue, 76, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Auburndale, Fla., as a result of a motorcycle/auto accident. Born Oct. 8, 1933, in Midland, he was the son of Joseph Donahue, Frostburg, and the late Margaret (Lucas) Donahue. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Claudine "Dean" (Wilt) Donahue; a daughter, Kathy DeHaven; and a sister, Maureen Durst. Mr. Donahue was an ironworker for Local 556 and owner of American Fence Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Grantsville Post 214, American Legion, Salisbury V.F.W., Frostburg Eagles and Grantsville Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles and loved his grandchildren and was looking forward to returning home to see them. Along with his father, he is also survived by two daughters, Janet Winebrenner and husband, Joe, Moorefield, W.Va., Lorri Holliday and husband, Eric, Grantsville; a brother-in-law, Dennis Durst, Hagerstown; eight grandchildren, Steven, Shane, Amy, Lance, James Ryan, MaKenna, Kaitlynn and Jarrett; two great-grandchildren and expecting a third in the Spring, Brianna, Jacob and Reilly Joseph; several nieces and nephews, many friends who loved him dearly including Scotty and Wilma Jean (Beeman) Crider of Polk City, Fla.; and his motorcycle buddy, Harley, the dog. Friends will be received in the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Hannon officiating. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com "Dad we will always love you."
March 19, 2010, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


 



 

DONAHUE, John H.

Former Mine Inspector John H. Donahue Dead
Ex-mine Inspector Dead
According to a telegram received by his family here yesterday morning, John H. Donahue died at the Springfield Sanitarium Sunday evening to which such institution he was sent last January. The deceased was a native of Frostburg and was about 50 years old. He was mine inspector for Allegany and Garrett counties for four years under Governor Crothers and was at the time of going to Springfield, coal inspector for the Consolidation Coal Company. Mr Donahue was an expert miner and a most exemplary citizen. He is survived by his wife and the following grown children; William, Marie, Ellen, Agnes and Emma. The family resides at 160 Bowery St. He also leaves the following brothers: Patrick, Midland; William of Frostburg, and sisters, Mrs. James Matthews, of Meyersdale. Pa and Mrs. Bernard Rooney, and Mrs. Patrick Monahan, of Frostburg. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, September 8, 1914 - pg 3, col 5-6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 22, 2011

DONAHUE, John H.

Funeral of John H. Donahue.
The funeral of former mine inspector, John H. Donahue, took place at 9 o'clock this morning with requiem mass celebrated by Father Dolan, at St. Michael's church. The funeral was largely attended and there were numerous floral designs. The pallbearers were Patrick Cavanaugh and John Daly, of Cumberland; Charles Shields, Thomas Walsh, Col. Thomas Dillon and Porter Shaffer, of Frostburg; Dennis Boyle, of Eckhart, and R. B. Bean, of McKeesport. Interment was made in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 10, 1914 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 22, 2011


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Laura S. Ahern

“Mrs. Thomas Donahue-Funeral services for Mrs. Laura S. Donahue, 69, native of Westernport, who died Saturday from injuries sustained when struck by a train at Clearwater, Fla., were held yesterday afternoon in St. James Episcopal church, Westernport, by Rev. Willard Wilson, rector, Interment was in Philos cemetery. Pallbearers were Edmund Niland, Leo Niland, John Niland, Robert Niland, Joseph Niland and William Ahern. A daughter of the late William and Jane Nutters Ahern, Mrs. Donahue had lived in Luke prior to moving to Baltimore 45 years ago. She had gone to Florida two months ago. She was the widow of Thomas Donahue. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George Keller, Piedmont; a son, Allan Donahue, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Blanch Niland, Piedmont; a brother, Frederick Ahern, Detroit, Mich., and three grandchildren.”
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Thurs 14 Oct 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 27, 2009


 



 

DONAHUE, Lawrence

Lawrence (Larry) Donahue, 87, of 303 Virginia Avenue and formerly of Westernport, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Nikep, he was a retired B & O Railroad employe and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and JUOAM Council 3. He attended Central Assembly of God church,  Twice married, both wives, Martha Buckalew and Matilda Riggleman preceded him in death.  Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Keyser; two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Boho, Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Madalyn Runner, here; two sisters, Mrs. Genevteve Kelly, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Cathleen Patricia Baltimore; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Boal Funeral Home in Westernport where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. . A service will be conducted there Wednesday at 1 p. m. with  Rev. Hartley Wigfield and Rev. Vincent Beemer officiating.  Burial will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.  Pallbearers will be Billy Bruck, Sonny Hoffman, James Runner, Roger Bosley, William Bosley and Thomas Landis.
Cumberland News: Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., September 29, 1969 - pg 4, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 23, 2010


DONAHUE, Lawrence


"Lawrence "Larry" Donahue, 87, of 303 Virginia avenue, Cumberland, formerly of Westernport, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Nikep, Mr. Donahue was a retired B & O Railroad employee and was a member of the brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and JUOAM, Council 3. He attended Central Assembly of God church. Twice married, both wives, Martha Buckalew and Matilda Riggleman, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Lawrence Donahue, of Keyser; two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Bobo, Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Madalyn Runner, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Kelly, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Kathleen Patricianae, Baltimore; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Boal Funeral home, Westernport, Rev. Hartley Wigfield and Rev. Vincent Beemer, officiated. Interment was in Philos cemetery, Westernport. Pallbearers were Billy Bruck, Sonny Hoffman, James Runner, Roger Bosley, William Bosley and Thomas Landis."
"The Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Wed 1 Oct 1969
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 8, 2011



 

DONAHUE, Miss Margaret

Donahue Rites
Frostburg, Feb. 1—Funeral services for Miss Margaret Donahue, who died early Friday morning after a three-day illness of double pneumonia, will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph T. Byrnes of Freeport, Pa., a nephew of Miss Donahue, will be celebrant of the requiem high mass. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Members of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will assemble at the Donahue home, Sunday, at 8:15 p. m. to recite the Rosary.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., February 2, 1936 - pg 17, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011



 

This appears to be the same person as Mrs. Catherine Donahue above: Catherine Margaret or Margaret Catherine Donohue ~ Anyone know this lady?

DONAHUE, Mrs. Margaret 

Death of a Nonagenarian
Mrs. Margaret Donahue of Eckhart Mine died at the County Home at 4 o'clock this morning. The exact age of Mrs. Donahue is unknown, but she is believed to be over 95 years. Her husband, a well-known miner in the Frostburg region, died many years ago. She was the mother of nine children, three of which are 60 years of age. The survivng children are Joseph Donahue and Mrs. Charles Bruner, living in Eckhart and Mrs. Lizzie Murphy of Lonaconing and a daughter, Susan Donahue of Eckhart. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet, but the body will be taken to Eckhart for burial.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, March 13, 1915 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 9, 2010


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Margaret A. Lucas

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Margaret A. Donahue, 53, wife of Joseph M. Donahue, 202 East Main Street, died Friday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she was admitted January 24. She had been in failing health for two years. Born in Carlos, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Anna (Winner) Lucas. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Durst, Rockville; a son, James Donahue, Grantsville; sisters, Mrs. Martha Schulten, here; Mrs. Isabelle Gray, Midland; Mrs. Laura Hitchens, Carlos; and Mrs. Ina Getty, Meyersdale; brothers, Eugene Lucas, Baltimore; George Lucas, here; William Lucas, Cumberland; five grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church and interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Higgins, Olin Duckworth, Raymond McGuire, Thomas Sluss, Raymond Bean Jr., and Lee Weisenborn.
Cumberland Sunday Times, February 6, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Mary

Mrs Mary Donahue, 90 years, died early this morning at her home, 313 Grand Avenue. She is survived by her husband, Coleman Donahue, one son, Grover Donahue and one sister, Mrs Steven Pendergast. The funeral will take place 9 o'clock Monday morning from St Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in St Patrick's cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, August 20, 1920 - pg 9, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 22, 2011


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs. Mary Fannon

Frostburg - Mrs. Mary Fannon Donahue, aged 65 years, wife of William Donahue, died last, night at their residence on Mill street. Her death was due to the resultant effects of Bright's disease.  In addition to her husband she is survived by one brother, Mr. Edward Fannon, of Mt. Savage, and one sister, Mrs, Charles Bean, of Parkersburg, W. Va. Funeral arrangement are not definitely made yet.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, September 21, 1909 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 23, 2010


 



 

DONAHUE, Mrs Matilda M. Riggleman

Mrs. Matilda M. Donahue, of 978 Patterson Avenue, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital
Wednesday. A native of Headsville, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Miles Riggleman and Ange (Rohrbaugh) Riggleman. She is survived by her husband, Larry J Donahue, a daughter, Mrs Porter L Runner, this city; five sisters, Mrs. Ida Barker, Keyser; Mrs. Susan Samuels, Mrs. Mary Duckworth, Mrs. Elsie Cheshire, all of Westernport, and Mrs. Nan Barb, this city; two brothers. Fred Riggleman and Alonzo Riggleman, Westernport; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport where the family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev R C Lymburner, pastor of Keyser Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Barb, Marshal Barb, Ronald Barb, Gerald Barb, Richard Bosley and Gary Bosley.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 30, 1965 - pg 10, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 15, 2011



DONAHUE, Patrick

The funeral of Patrick Donahue, 53 years old, who was killed in the shooting affray at 19 Front Street Saturday night was held at 9 o'clock this morning with services in St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was made in the church cemetery. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters in Sydney, Australia and one sister, Mrs Anna Joyce, Carlos, Md. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges. The pallbearers were: A A Minke, Charles J Cumiskey, Joseph H Koeker, Edward H Hartung, John R McDonnell and Wm J Schupfer. 
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 6, 1923 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2011




DONAHUE, Simeon


Simeon Donahoe[sic], 45[sic] years old is dead; William Mordew has a bullet wound in his arm. and the police are searching for Clifford Hawley, the murderer, as a result of a fight growing out of a political argument here Saturday night. Hawley and three other men were in Harry Timm's restaurant when Donahoe entered. Donahoe and Hawley entered in conversation, which ended in a political discussion. The argument grew warm, but finally the two agreed to drop the subject. This they did, but after a few minutres delay the debate was renewed with increased bitterness. William Mordew stepped between the two men and ordered them to desist. For answer Hawley reached into his coat pocket and clutched a revolver which he fired twice without removing it from his pocket. The first bullet struck Mordew in the right arm, inflicting a serious wound. The second lodged in Donahue's stomach. Donahoe died within five minutes. The two uninjured men seized Hawley, but after a scuffle he escaped, dropping his revolver in the restaurant and losing his hat in the street outside. Hawley's home is at Addystone, Hamilton county, 0., where he has a wife and one child. He has been visiting a brother, George Hawley, in Ronco, and had never seen the man whom he killed until Sunday night. Donahoe was a coke worker at Bessemer and leaves a wife.
The Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - October 31, 1904 - pg 1, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 25, 2010


 



 

DONAHUE, Miss Teresa C.

FROSTBURG — Miss Teresa C. Donohue[sic] died yesterday at her home, 71 East Main Street, following a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Ann (McNulty) Donohue. Surviving are a sister. Miss Catherine Donohue, Pittsburgh; two nieces, Miss Ann Engle, Baltimore, and Miss Loretta Byrne, also of Pittsburgh, and three nephews, Edward Byrne, Seattle. Wash., Bernard Byrne. Tulare, Calif., and Edward Donohue, Pittsburgh. The body is at the residence.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, July 6, 1954 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011


DONAHUE, Miss Teresa C.

Donahue Funeral

FROSTBURG—A requiem mass for Miss Teresa C. Donahue, who died Monday at her home, 71 East Main St will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Maurice Spates. Joseph Condon, Alvin Nickel, Samuel LaPorta, Lawrence Fannon and Bernard Byrnes Jr. The body is at the residence, where the Sodality of the parish will recite the rosary today at 8 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, July 7, 1954 - pg 12, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2011


 



 

DONALDSON, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Donaldson, the two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs M B Kuykendall, who live at the Glebe, was severely scalded Sat morning by falling backwards into a pail of boiling water. Dr Thomas was immediately called and did what he could for the little sufferer, but her sufferings continued until relieved by death Sun afternoon.
The funeral services were held at the house Mon afternoon, conducted by Rev Dr Brooke. Interment in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney.
Keyser Tribune, May 19, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


 



 

DONIUS, Edgar W.

FROSTBURG — Edgar W. Donius, 42, of Zihlman, died early today in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. Born February 1, 1918 at Zihlman, he was the son of Mrs. Rose (Porter) Donius and the late George Donius. He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed at the Big Savage Refractories. Surviving besides his mother are five sisters, Mrs. Rose Skidmore at home; Mrs. Robert Grimes, Zihlman: Mrs. Raymond Hunt, Consolidation; Mrs. Alphonsius Weimer, Avilton; Mrs. Paul Martin, Mt. Savage, and one brother, George Donius, Zihlman. The body will be at the home after 7 p. m. today. Services will be conducted Wednesday 2 p. m. from the home with Rev. Thomas W. Beckett, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Finzel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 15, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DONIUS, George H.

Frostburg — George H. Donius, 61, of Zihlman, died early this morning at Miners Hospital where he had been a patient for several days. He is survived by his widow, the former Rose Porter and the following children: Mrs. Robert Grimes, Zihlman; Mrs. Raymond Hunt, Frostburg; Mrs. Alfonsus Weimer, Star Route; Mrs. Rose Skidmore and Laveda and Edgar W. Donius, all at home, and George R. Donius, Morantown. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Annie Foreman; two brothers, Thomas and Louis Donius, both of Cumberland; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The body will be taken to the residence. The Cumberland Evening Times, December 14, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DONIUS, Mrs. Rose Porter

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Rose P. Donius, 87, of Zihlman, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. A native of Zihlman, she was a daughter of the late John and Mahalia (Crowe) Porter, and was the widow of George H. Donius. Surviving are a son, George R. Donius, Zihlman; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Grimes, Zihlman; Mrs. Leona Hunt, Frostburg; Mrs. Rose Skidmore, with whom she resided; Mrs. Colleen Weimer, Avilton; and Mrs. LaVada Martin, Mt. Savage; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, March 25, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


 



 

DONLEY, David John

MEYERSDALE — David John Donley, five-month-old son of Samel and Twila Petenbrink Donley, strangled when he caught his head between the rails of his crib, authorities said. The baby was found dead Monday morning. Somerset County Coroner Robert Halverson investigated the accident. Also surviving are his twin sister, Dianne Jean, and another sister, Beverly Ann Donley, at home; the parental grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donley of Cairnbrook, and the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Petenbrink of Meyersdale, R.D. 4. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Price funeral home, Confluence, by the Rev. James S. Kirkpatrick, pastor of SS. Philip and James Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 22, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DONOHOE, Mrs. Mary Pickett

DIED. DONOHUE - Mrs. Anthony I(J)., aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday morning, March 9th, at 9 a. m., from family residence, 1355 North 18th, to Holy Family church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Mrs. Donohue was Miss Mary Pickett.
Burial: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery; Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA 
Omaha Daily Bee, March 9, 1895
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 4, 2012



 

DONOVAN, Mary Blake

Mrs. John Donavon died at Newark, Ohio, on February 23rd, from general complications. She was buried at that place on February 26th. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Blake, deceased, early residents of Eckhart. She was born here, and lived in Eckhart for some time after her marriage. A husband and four grown children survive, besides the following brothers and sisters living in Western Maryland. Mr. Patrick Blake, of Ocean, Mr. Philip Blake, of Eckhart; Mrs. Michael Condon, of Eckhart, and Mrs. John Donahue, of Eckhart.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., March 6, 1912 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2010


 



 

DONOVAN, Robert E.

Robert E Donovan, of Bayard, died at the Elkins hospital about midnight Tues of a cancerous trouble from which he had suffered for several months. Mr Donovan was a native of Va and a brother of the late John D Donovan, a Presiding elder in the Va Conference of the United Brethren Church. Mr Donovan was a photographer along the line of the C&P railroad for several years, was chief of police of the town of Bayard, and served one term as deputy sheriff of Grant Co. he was also deputy assessor of that county until forced to resign on account of failing health.
Surviving is his wife who prior to her marriage was Miss Emma Rexroad, of Central Grant Co. The funeral took place in Bayard on Thurs.

Keyser Tribune, July 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010


 


DOOLAN, Mrs. Anne

Mrs. Anne Doolan Dead
Mrs Anne Doolan died at her home on Dudley Terrace yesterday afternnon at 3 o'clock.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, October 11, 1922 - pg 8, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010
 

DOOLAN, Mrs. Anna

Funeral Of Mrs. Doolan
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Doolan, aged 72 years, took place this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph P. Nolan officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mrs. Doolan is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rose Kelly, Mrs. Edwin Atkinson, this place; Mrs. Thomas McGraw, Midland; Frank and Patrick Doolan, this place. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandcrildren. She was a active member of St. Mary's.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, October 13, 1922 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


 



 

DOOLAN, Mrs. Christina Damley

Lonaconing - Mrs. Christina Doolan, 74, of here, widow of Frank Doolan, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Pekin, Md., she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Mackey) Darnley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, of here; Mrs. Harold Douglas, Cumberland; Mrs. Paul G. Wilson, Silver Spring; six sons, Paul, John and Harold Doolan, all of here; Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; and Patrick Doolan, Pikesville; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Hardegan, of here; nineteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Doolan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here, by Rev. Thomas Fannon. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 26, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DOOLAN, Frank A.

Frank A. Doolan
Lonaconing, Md., Jan. 31—Frank A. Doolan, 52, died yesterday at 3:30 p. m., at his home on Scotch Hill, after an illness of several years. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Patrick and Ann Doolan. He was a distributor for the German Brewing Company. Mr. Dolan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Christine (Darnley) Doolan and nine children: John, Cumberland; Harold, Mrs. Alice Kerney, Frank, Jr., Paul, Catherine, Carol, Patrick and June, all of Lonaconing. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Thomas McGraw and Mrs. Edward Atkinson and one brother, Patrick Doolan, all of Lonaconing and eight grandchildren.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, January 31, 1940; pg 11, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


 



DOOLAN, John

"LONACONING - John Doolan, 54, of here, died last night at his home.  A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Frank and Christine (Earnley) {sic-Darnley} Doolan.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church.  Survivors include a son, John Doolan, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, of here, andMrs. June Wilson, Los Angeles; and four brothers, Harold Doolan, Lonaconing; Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; Carl Doolan, Cumberland, and Patrick Doolan, Randallstown. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Church by Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wed, 18 Sep 1963
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 28, 2011 



DOOLAN, Patrick

Patrick Doolan
Lonaconing,.Md, Sept. 7— Patrick Doolan, 55, owner of the Brady Hotel. here, died at 3:30 p. m. yesterday at the hotel, which he had been operating about 35 years. He was born January 26, 1881. in Lonaconing the son of the late Dennis and Anna Doolan. Mr. Doolan. is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edward Atkinson and Mrs. Thomas McGraw, both of Lonaconing. since the death of his wife ten months ago, Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly had resided with him. Mr. Keny is a nephew.  Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, September 7, 1946 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


 



DOOLAN, Paul B.

"LONACONING - Paul B. Doolan, 45, of Lonaconing died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. He operated a taxi service and restaurant and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Doolan was a son of the late Frank and Christina (Darnley) Doolan. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy (Jones) Doolan: a daughter, Miss Dorothy Lee Doolan, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, Lonaconing; Mrs. Howard Douglas, Cumberland, and Mrs. Paul Wilson, of California; five brothers, Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; Harold and John Doolan,of Lonaconing; Carl Doolan, Cumberland, and Patrick Doolan, Pikesville. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church by the Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p. m. today."
Cumberland Sunday Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 5 Aug 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 28, 2011
 



DOOLEY, Mrs. Margaret

Lonaconing, Md - Oct 19 - Word has been received here of the death of Mrs Michael Dooly[sic], 91, widow of Michael Dooly, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Eagan, in Philadelphia. Mrs. Dooly lived for a number of years on Big Vein Hill here. Other surviving children are Mary, Arthur, Michael, and Mrs. Margaret O'Brien and John Dooly[sic], all of Philadelphia. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a. m. at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Philadelphia.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, October 19, 1937
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 16, 2010


 



 

DOOLEY, Michael

Died In Philadelphia.
Henry Develin received a telegram last Tuesday night advising him of the death of Michael Dooley, of Philadelphia. Mr. Dooley formerly resided in Lonaconing and worked in the mines hereabouts. He was a native of Nova Scotia, and came to Lonaconing in the early sixties. He enlisted in the Union Army and was honorably discharged. Mr . Dooley left Lonaconing about eight years ago for Dodson, W. Va., where he was working a while, going from there to Philadelphia, where he died last Monday night. Interment was made in Philadelphia.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, January 27, 1910 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 16, 2010


 



 

DORNORR, Clarence Oliver

DIED, at Schell, Oct 9, 1913, of Cholera Infantum, Clarence Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dornorr, aged 1 year, 1 month and three days. The child was buried at Rehoboth on Friday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. White of Elk Garden. Undertaker W. H. Kight of same place had charge of the burial.
Keyser Tribune, October 17 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010


 



 

DORAN, John

Winchester VA, Feb 13 - John Doran , 86 years old, a native of Ireland and father of Police Chief Michael Doran, died last evening. A widow, two daughters and two sons survive.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010


 




DORSEY, Dennis


Dennis Dorsey, a well-known resident of Midland, died at this home here, Tuesday evening after an illness of several months. Mr Dorsey was born in Wicklow county, Ireland. He married Miss Julia Cavanaugh. He was a faithful member of St Joseph's Catholic church. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Dennis Dorsey, Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held Friday morning with requiem high mass in St Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Belvedere Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, August 28. 1924 - pg 11, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 20, 2010



DORSEY, James

MIDLAND—James Dorsey, 77 year-old retired coal miner, died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since September. Born in Moscow, he was a son of the late Michael and Margaret (Cullen) Dorsey. His wife, Mrs. Mary (Cunningham) Dorsey, preceded him in death. Mr. Dorsey was a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society of the parish and Local Mine Workers Local 6012. Surviving are a son, Ignatius Dorsey, Midland, and six sisters: Miss Agatha Dorsey, Mrs. Ellen Wiland, Mrs. Anna Jones and Mrs. Bridget Timney all of Moscow and Miss Catherine Dorsey and Mrs. Margaret Devlin, Barton. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a. m. in St. Joseph's Church by Rev. John J. Buckley, pastor, and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, January 9, 1955 - pg 31, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 15, 2011



 

DORSEY, Mrs. Julia

"The funeral of Mrs. Julia Dorsey, widow of the late Dennis Dorsey, was held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mrs. Dorsey had been making her home with her son, J. Dennis Dorsey, of Pittsburgh. Her body was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Garrett Burns, Midland. She is survived by one other sister, Mrs. Samuel Jackson, Cumberland. The pallbearers were John McVeigh, Isaac O'Rourke, Lawrence Dunn, Joseph Jackson, and George Allen. Among those attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. William Tyler, New York; Mr. and Mrs. John Burns, and daughter, Virginia, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. James Burns, and son, James and Mrs. James, Kenney, Uniontown; Mrs. J. Joseph Winner, Smock, Pa.; Mrs. Rose Palmer, Pittsburgh; Luke K. Burns, Baltimore, Md.; Misses Jas. and Julia Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll, Mrs. Patrick Creegan; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Burns, Thomas Kenny, Cumberland; Mrs. Joseph McGowan and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spates, Frostburg, Al Burns and Garrett Burns, Uniontown, Pa."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tuesday 19 May 1928
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 11, 2009


 



DOUGLAS, Mrs. Catherine Mildred Doolan

"Mrs. Catherine Mildred Douglas, 44, of 704 Hilltop Drive, died today in Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient there two weeks.  Born April 27, 1919, in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Christina (Darnley) Doolan, Sr. She was a graduate of Central High School, Lonaconing.  Surviving are her her husband, Howard E. Douglas, owner of Douglas Wholesale Meat Company, Springdale Street; two sons, Edward Howard and Patrick Michael Douglas, both at home; a daughter, Paula Kay Douglas, at home; five brothers, John and Harold Doolan, both of Lonaconing, Frank A. Doolan, Cresaptown, Carl J. Doolan, city, Patrick M. Doolan, Pikesville, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenny, Lonaconing, and Mrs. George G. Wilson, Manervin, Calif.  The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tomorrow and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 6 Aug 1963
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 28, 2011
 



DOUGLAS, John C.

Lonaconing, Md., April 6-John C. Douglas died at his home on East Main Street at 10 a.m. yesterday. Mr. Douglas had been ill six weeks, and on Sunday he was reported somewhat improved. Liver disease was the cause of death, and though for weeks past, he was a very sick man, he was fully confident that he would recover, and was cheerful through it all. Mr. Douglas was a native of Ireland and first saw the light in the most picturesque spot in that land, Seven Churches, in the beautiful Vale of Avoca, where the three waters meet. He left Ireland in his early manhood and went to England where he worked in the ore mines, Later he came to the United States and worked in the coal mines in Pennsylvania. Mr. Douglas and a companion walked from Johnstown, Pa., to Cumberland in 1866, and coming to Lonaconing he found employment in the Detmold mines. A few years afterward, he was able to go into business here, and made some money, which he invested shrewdly and six or seven years ago he was able to retire and take life easy. In May 1907, Mr. Douglas was elected a member of the city council of Lonaconing, and shortly afterward, in company with his life-long friend, Peter Bush, of Ocean, sailed for Ireland to visit his native village. He remained in Ireland about three months and returned none the worse for the journey. Mr. Douglas went to Washington to see the inauguration and became ill a few days afterward, and it is believed that the exposure on that day is responsible for his illness and death. Deceased is survived by his wife and five children: William and John of Washington, D. C.; Michael, of Basin, Wyoming, and Joseph and Kate, of Lonaconing and Sister Anna Louisa, of the Order of St. Joseph, who is in a convent in Philadelphia. Mr. Douglas was married twice. His first wife-who died 22 years ago in Lonaconing-was Mary Burns, and she was the mother of all the surviving children. His second wife was Catherine Murphy, whom he married 20 years ago. Four brothers and one sister of the deceased are living, James and Patrick, of Portland, Oregon; and Michael and Thomas, of Butte, Montana, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Boals, of New Amelia, Neb. John C. Douglas was a good citizen, and was ever foremost in any movement for the betterment of his town. He was always happy and a most companionable man. He had been ailing since November but developed no dangerous symptoms until after his return from Washington last month. His sons and daughters were here last week, but as his condition improved, they went home. His son, Michael, of Basin, Wyoming, had not yet reached home, and a telegram was sent to Omaha, Neb., yesterday to intercept him. At this writing, no date for the funeral has been set."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tuesday, 6 Apr 1909
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 7, 2010



DOUTHITT, Herman L.

Herman L. Douthitt, 79, of 16 Clark Avenue, North Apollo, Pa., died Saturday in Allegheny Hospital, Tarentum, Pa. Mr. Douthitt was a former resident of Cresaptown. Born at Piedmont, he was a son of the late George and Laura (Broom) Douthitt. Mr. Douthitt was a retired employe of the Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Ella (Stottlemeyer) Douthitt; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Black, North Apollo, and Mrs. Walter Pifer, Galeton, Pa.; three sons, Charles H. and Glen T. Douthitt, both of Cresaptown, and Leo G. Douthitt, Vandergrift, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Duckworth, Tipton, Mich.; Mrs. Ollie Runion, Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Lula Beam and Mrs. Grace Sisk, both of Fort Ashby; and Mrs. Susie Lechliter, Paw Paw; two brothers, John Douthitt, Apollo, and Edgar Douthitt, Fort Ashby; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The body is at the King Funeral Home, Apollo, and will be returned to the George Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, June 5, 1967
[Interment was on June 7, 1967, at Fort Ashby Cemetery, Mineral Co., WV]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



 

DOVE, Isaiah

HARDY COUNTY NEWS, Moorefield Examiner, Nov 28th - Isaiah Dove, well known in this section, died at his home near Dovesville, aged 74 years.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010


 



 

DOWDEN, James

James Dowden, aged 81, died Sept 5, 1912, at his home at Alaska Wva, he was the brother of George F Dowden, the oldest man in Cumberland and oldest Odd Fellow. The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church at Alaska. Deceased leaves the following children: Charles Dowden, Mrs Ella M Hawkins, Mrs Margaret Adams, Mrs Nannie Boome and James B Dowden all living around Alaska. Two children Sallie and Thomas, are dead. He leaves also a half brother Mr Howard C Dowden of Alaska.
Keyser Tribune, September 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010


 



 

DOWDEN, Sam

Was sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Sam Dowden of Alaska. We sympathize with his family in their deep distress and sad affliction.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

DOWDEN, father of Thomas [probably Sam above]

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dowden spent Tuesday night in Keyser on their way home to Tunnelton, from the funeral of Mr. Dowden's father at Alaska.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 24, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010



         

DOWLING, Rt. Rev. Monsignor John W.
23 March 1949
(Courtesy of Theresa Swanson)
Posted March 17, 2012


DOWNIE, Mrs. Catherine Keegan

JOHNSTOWN — Mrs. Catherine (Keegan) Downie, wife of Thomas Downie, Jerome. Pa., died today, in a local hospital. Prior to moving to Jerome many years ago, she resided in Elk Garden and Meyersdale. She has relatives in both communities. A brother, Michael Keegan. lives in Meyersdale and William V. Kreegan, police commissioner for Cumberland, is a nephew.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 2, 1954 - pg 10, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 29, 2011 



 

DOWNTON, Edward

Frostburg, August 15 - Mr. Edward Downton, 78, a resident of Zihlman, died at his home today shortly before noon. He was a retired coalminer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth (Eisel) Downton; four daughters, Mrs. Stanley Hamilton and Mrs. Charles Acker, both of Cumberland; Mrs. James Wilson and Miss Louise Downton, both of Detroit; three sons, Henry, George, and Edward Downton, all of Cumberland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 15, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DOWNTON, Henry T.


FROSTBURG — Henry T. Downton, 77, of Zihlman, died yesterday at Frostburg Community
Hospital. Mr. Downton was born at Zihlman, and was a son of the late William and Margaret (Crowe) Downton. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired employe of Kaiser Refractories. Mr. Downton was a member of Zihlman United Methodist Church, Zihlman Sportsmen's Club and Farrady Post 24, American Legion. Surviving are his widow, Irene (Delbrook) Downton; a son, Jack Downton, Zihlman; two. daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Lancaster, Zihlman, and Mrs. Juanita Brant, Rawlings; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. today.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, January 8, 1973 - pg 15, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 22, 2011


DOWNTON, Henry T.

DOWNTON SERVICE
FROSTBURG — A service for Henry T. Downton, 77, of Zihlman, who died Sunday, will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home. Rev. Clarence A. Kaylor will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 9, 1973 - pg 10, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 22, 2011




DOYLE, Mrs. Annie Simpson

LONACONING —. Mrs. Annie Doyle, 89, died last night at her residence on Church Street. She had been in failing health, some time. Surviving are four sons, Edward, Robert arid James Doyle. Lonaconing, and Walter Doyle, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mrs. Henrietta McMurdo, Pittsburgh; 14 grandchildren and 16 great; grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of her son, Robert Doyle, East Main Street, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John Stacks. Burial will take place in Old Coney Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, February 4, 1949 - pg 17, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 25, 2011




DOYLE, Edward

LONACONING— Edward Doyle, 75, died yesterday in Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va.
Born in Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Robert and Annie (Simpson) Doyle. He was veteran of World War I. Surviving are a Loretta McMurdo, sister, Homestead, Pa., and a brother, James Doyle, Baltimore. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. Rev. George Loar will officiate and interment will be in Old Coney Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 2, 1963 - pg 12, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 25, 2011



DOYLE, Mrs. Eleanor Lee

MRS. TIMOTHY DOYLE
ECKHART—Mrs. Eleanor Lee Doyle, 80, of here, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where she was admitted March 16. Mrs. Doyle was the hospital after admitted to sustaining fractured hip in a fall at the home of her sister, Miss Esther with whom she resided. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Her husband, Timothy Doyle, preceded her in death. Besides her sister, she is survived by two sons, Lawrence Doyle, of Grayson, N. Y., and Stephen Doyle, Beacon, N. Y., and a grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, March 25, 1962 - pg 29, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 17, 2010


 



DOYLE, James

LONACONING — James Doyle 74, a former resident, died in Baltimore City Hospital yesterday.
Born in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Robert and Annie (Simpson) Doyle. His wife, Helen (Jones) Doyle, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul A. Layman, Baltimore, and Mrs. William Kesnor, Essex; one sister, Mrs. Henrietta McMurdo, Pittsburgh and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the James P Love Post, American Legion and the Republican Club. He was a retired employe of the Amcelle Plant of the Celanese Corporation of America. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home here where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev James O'Hara officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, August 26, 1964 - pg 40, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 25, 2011
 



DOYLE, James W

P V Doyle, make up and ad man on the Daily Inter Mountain, received a telegram this morning stating that his brother, James W Doyle, had been fatally shot yesterday at Prestonburg, Ky, where he was engaged in the motion picture business. Mr Doyle left this afternoon for his home in Piedmont, where the remains will be interred. The telegram gave no details, but is supposed to have been a hunting accident, as a letter received yesterday from James stated that he expected to take a hunting trip. The deceased was 29 years old and single. His mother resides in Piedmont. -Elkins Inter Mt of 16th.
Keyser Tribune, November 22, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010


 



DOYLE, Patrick V.


Patrick V. Doyle Rites
Westernport, April 24. — Patricia[sic] (Patrick) V. Doyle. 48. a native of this place who died April 15 in DuBois. Pa was buried Saturday in Arlington Cemetery following requiem mass at St Martin's church. A son of the late Patrick and Mary Farrel Doyle, he was for a time employed in the mechanical plant of the Herald plant. Later he was employed on newspapers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. During World War I he served with the Marine Corps in France and remained with the Army of Occupation in Germany for 18 months with the rank of Lieutenant. In later years he resided in Philadelphia where he was head of the Doyle Publishing Company. He is survived by his widow, Mynette C Doyle and a daughter, Patricia, both of Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs Michael A Moran and Mrs William S Ledlow both of Washington and a brother, John T Doyle of Aliquippa, Pa

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, April 24, 1942 - pg 13, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 30, 2010


 



DOYLE, Walter

LONACONING — Walter Doyle, 58, of Turtle Creek. Pa., a former resident, died Sunday in Wilkinsburg (Pa.) Hospital following an illness of six months. A son of the late Robert and Annie (Ternent) Doyle, he was affiliated with various Masonic organizations. Survivors include three brothers, Robert. James and Edward Doyle, of Lonaconing. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. James Doyle and Mr. and Mrs. J. Cecil Inskeep, all of Lonaconing, attended Ihe services which were conducted Tuesday in Turtle Creek.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, August 26, 1955 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 14, 2011




DRAKE, J. H.

PARKERSBURG, W.V.,  Dec 29 - A search which has been going on constantly since Christmas morning, when J. H. Drake, an employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was drowned in the Ohio river here, was ended today, when Drake's body was found, a short distance below where he was drowned. Drake, who resided at Belpre, Ohio, slipped on an icy plank on the Ferryboat Nina Paden and was thrown into the river.
Keyser Tribune, January 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


 



 

DRAKE, Mrs. Margaret Winebrenner

20 Feb. 1902 Mrs. John H. Drake, wife of Dr. Drake, died at her home on Cemetery Hill in Frostburg yesterday of dropsy and heart failure after 3 weeks in bed.  She was a daughter of the late Morris Winebrenner and born in Allegany Co. 52 years ago, residing near Frostburg all her life.  Surviving are Dr. Drake, 3 sons, Dave [Winebrenner], Howard Shaffer, and Carl Drake - all of Frostburg.  The funeral is Friday from the residence with interment in Porters Cemetery.  (CUMBERLAND) EVENING TIMES, FEBRUARY 20, 1902


 



DRAKE, Melvin Hodges

Melvin Hodges Drake, 64, 4301 Roberton Avenue, of Baltimore, died Thursday at the Fort Howard Veterans' Hospital there. He had been in ill health for three years. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Isaac C. and Esther (Dolan) Drake. He was a retired employe of U.S. Steel Company, Baltimore. Surviving are his widow, Edna (McKenzie) Drake; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ritter, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Thomas, city, Mrs. Evelyn Stafford of Delaware; two brothers, Homer E. Drake, Williams Road, James F. Drake, city, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Dippel Funeral home, 7100 Blair Road, Baltimore, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in the Garden of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore.
The Cumberland News, August 27, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DRANE, Miss Mariah Lamar

Mountain Lake Park, MD, March 26- Miss Mariah Lamar Drane, 88, died at the home of Mrs. Mary Kiser, Mt. Lake Park, Sunday evening, following an illness of four years.
A daughter of the late Marion and Mary Ann Drane, she spent most of her life at home near McHenry and in recent years resided alone on the home place.
About five months ago she went to the home of Mrs. Kiser.
Miss Drane was a member of the United Brethren Church at McHenry and funeral services were conducted this morning from the Hoyes Church with the Rev. C. W. Fraker, McHenry, in charge. Interment was in the Hoyes Cemetery.
["The home of Mary Kiser" was the Kiser Nursing Home, located in Mt. Lake Park, MD and was owned and operated by my grandmother, Mary Margaret Murphy Kiser. Mary was an RN, trained in obstetrics. She also assisted in the delivery of many babies who were born at the nursing home, before Garrett County had a hospital. p.a.t.]
Cumberland Evening Times March 26, 1942
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009


 



 

DREES, Anthony Joseph

FROSTBURG — Anthony Joseph Drees, 55, died today at his home in Finzel following an illness of several years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie (Rosenberger) Drees; three sons, Stanley Drees, Finzel; Lawrence Drees, at home, and Anthony Drees Jr., who is stationed in California with the Air Force, and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Burdock and Margaret and Shirley Drees, at home, and Mrs. Joseph Lynch, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 


 

DREES, Donald F.

FROSTBURG - Donald F. Drees, 43, of RD 2, was dead on arrival yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. A native of here, he was a son of Albert and Pearl (Minnick) Drees, of Finzel Road. Mr. Drees was owner and operator of Don's Tavern on the Finzel Road. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Pocahontas, Pa. Aerie 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Loyal Order of Moose, 348. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Lucinda (Brown) Drees; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Miller, Schellsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Genevieve Wilhelm, and Mrs. Hilda Miller, both of RD 3, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Margariette Festerman, Coatsville, Pa., and three brothers, Raymond Drees and Bernard Drees, both of Finzel, and Harold Drees, of Eckhart. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church here. Interment will follow in the Finzel Cemetery. A service will be held by LOOM 348 today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Christian wake service will follow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, September 19, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DREES, Ervin

Frostburg, Md., April 23 — The funeral of Ervin Drees, 10, of Finzel, Garrett county, fatally injured Wednesday, near his home, when his small wagon was struck by a truck, will be held at 9:30 a. m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Catholic church, Pocahontas, Pa. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Dessie Drees, of Finzel.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 23, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009

DREES, Irvin

Meyersdale, April 23 - Irvin Drees, 11, of Finzel, Md., was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon on the Finzel-Meyersdale Road when a wagon in which he was riding hit the left rear wheel of a truck, according to police reports. The truck was driven by Samuel F. Cook of Meyersdale, and the youngster was accompanied in the wagon by Elmer Clark, 16, also of Finzel.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 23, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

(follow-up)

Meyersdale, April 24 - Samuel Cook, 35, was absolved of all blame in the death of Irvin Drees, 11, of Finzel, Md., fatally injured when his coaster wagon struck Cook's truck.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 24, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DREES, John Francis

FROSTBURG, April 1 — John Francis Drees, 66, of Finzel, died this morning in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret McKenzie; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ralph Brown, Finzel, and Mrs. Clarence Wiley, Grantsville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Clark and Mrs. Arthur Bolden, both of Finzel; and three brothers, Albert Drees, and Anthony Drees, both of Finzel, and William Drees, of Blair, Neb. Tlie body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 1, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DREES, Mrs. Margaret E. McKenzie

FINZEL — Mass of the resurrection for Mrs. Margaret E. Drees, 87, of here, who died Sunday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Avilton. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted there today at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland News, November 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009

DREES, Mrs. Margaret E. McKenzie

Mrs. Margaret E. Drees, 87, of Finzel, Md., died Nov. 11, 1973, in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Zacharias and Margaret (Durst) McKenzie. Mrs. Drees was twice married and was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Pfaff and John Drees. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Wiley, Finzel and Mrs. Marie Poleman, with whom she resided; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Grant Deible, Frostburg, and Mrs. Matilda Warne, Grantsville. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Michael's Catholic Church, followed by burial in St. Ann's Cemetery, Avilton.
Meyersdale Republican, November 15, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009


 



 

DRENNING, Mrs. Doris E. 

Doris E. Drenning, 81, died November 7, 2010. She was born on July 18, 1929 in Aurora.
She lived in Glen Burnie for 30 years and prior to that lived in Jessup. She attended WVU for two years and worked as a custodian for the Anne Arundel County Public School system until she retired 
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara L. Stumpf and her husband John III, of Glen Burnie; 3 sons; William A. Drenning and his wife Julie, of Severn; Mark C. Drenning, of Glen Burnie and Todd M. Drenning, Glen Burnie; five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her late husband; Donald E. Drenning and by her sister Judith A. Zapata.
There will be a gathering at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Hwy SE in Glen Burnie from 2 to 4 p.m., today, November 13, with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Interment is private.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; Nov 13, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010



DREW, Mrs. Ethel Blanche Price
 
Mrs. Ethel Blanche Drew, 78, died Saturday at her home in Locust Grove. She had been in ill health several months. She was a native of Hancock, daughter of the late Christopher and Lillian (Kerns) Price. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Besides her husband, George W. Drew Sr., she is survived by two sons, George W. Drew Jr. and Paul V. Drew, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Nixon, Oldtown; Mrs. Willard Engle, Mt. Savage Road; Mrs. Layton Stott, Frostburg, and Mrs. William Cortner, Indianapolis; two brothers Arlington L. Price, this city, and Robert A. Price, Bell Flower, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Beulah I. Huff, Locust Grove; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Baltimore Avenue. Services will be conducted in the funeral home today at 1 p.m. Mr. Carl Lee Robertson will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Wayne and Layton Stott, Dennis Engle, August Haglen, Charles W. Drew and Ray Arnold.
The Cumberland News, July 29, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012



 
DREW, George Washington
 
George Washington Drew, 85, of RD 1, Locust Grove, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Windemuth) Drew. His wife, Ethel B. (Price) Drew, preceded him in death. Mr. Drew was a retired glass worker and also was a retired employe of the Queen City Brewing Company. He was a member of Jehovah Witnesses. Surviving are two sons, George W. and Paul V. Drew, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Nixon, Oldtown; Mrs. Gladys E. Engle, Mt. Savage Road; Mrs. Lillian N. Scott (sic), Frostburg; and Mrs. Vera L. Cortner, Jarrettsville, Md.; three brothers, William F. and Melvin M. Drew, both of Locust Grove, and Charles A. Drew, city; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, LaVale, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, August 5, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012




DREW, Miss Ruth E.
 
OLDTOWN - Ruth E. Drew, 78, of Oldtown, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1993, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1993(sic), in Locust Grove, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ethel Blanche (Price) Drew. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Country Club Road, Cumberland. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Engle, Mount Savage Road; Mrs. Lillian Stott, Frostburg; Mrs. Vera Cortner, Jarrettsville; and Bonnie Stott, Cumberland, whom she raised; and seven nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, La Vale, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at l p.m. at the funeral home by an elder from the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Pallbearers will be Terry Engle, Dennis Engle, Russell Stott, Wade Stott and Gary Stott.
The Cumberland Times-News, August 12, 1993
[I have date of birth as 1915]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012



DREW, William L.

FROSTBURG - William L. (Wib) Drew, 61, of Wrights Crossing, died Thursday at Frostburg Community Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of the late Alfred Drew and Anna (Artz) Drew. He was a retired Celanese employee, a member of the Lonaconing VFW, Post 5280; Lonaconing Republican Club; associate member of the Fraternal Order Of Police, Midland Sportsmans Club, and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his widow, Mary Elmira (Walters) Drew; one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Anne Dunn, Frostburg; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jeannie Porter, Carlos; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Dodds, Cumberland, Mrs. Gertrude Loy, Cumberland, and Mrs. Nellie Allen, Shaft; two brothers, Alfred Drew, Grahamtown, and Ralph Drew, Midlothian; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Sallie officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded by Henry Hart Post 1411, VFW. Pallbearers will be Charles Walker, Ray Walker, Frederick Winebrenner, Gary Wilson, Jack Skidmore, and Ray Drew. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Willetts, James Speir, William Patterson, and William Orr.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 29, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012





DREWNOSKI, Mrs Christina Windemuth
 
Mrs. Christina Drewnoski, 59 years old, wife of William F. Drewnoski, died this morning at her home, 539 Furnace street, after an illness lasting almost a year. Beside her husband, Mrs. Drewnoski is survived by four sons and three daughters — George, William, Charles H. and Melvin Drewnoski; Mrs. August Hagelin, Mrs. Esther Durr, and Mrs. Ernest Ruppert; two brothers, George and Adam Windemuth, and sixteen grandchildren. Mrs. Louisa Schaidt, widow of Peter Schaidt, who died February 6, was a sister. Mrs. Drewnoski was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Windermuth, natives of Germany, but who settled in Cumberland in their early married life. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by an International Bible School student. Burial will be in Greenmont cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012





 

DREYER, Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Kelso

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Dreyer, 54, of Knobley Street, Ridgeley, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted March 6. She had been in failing health a year. Born at Grahamtown, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Meagher) Kelso. Mrs. Dreyer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Raymond A. Winterstine, Winchester, Va.; brother, Harry Kelso, Ridgeley; three sisters, Mrs. John Brehany, Ridgeley; Mrs. John Thompson, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Jack Eckard, this city, and two grandchildren. The body will remain at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 22, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009


 



 

DRISCOLL, Mrs. Marguerite Stakem 

"Lonaconing-Mrs. Marguerite S. Driscoll, 80, of 3 Buck Hill, was dead on arrival Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born here April 15, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Richard F. Stakem and Winifred (Graney) Stakem. Mrs. Driscoll retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation in 1962. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Sodality of the church, and the Senior Citizens of Lonaconing. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Meese, Warner Robins, Ga.; two brothers, Frank P. Stakem, Lonaconing; Isaac J. Stakem, Midland; one sister, Mrs. Winifred Twigg, Frostburg; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Father Geral LaPorta. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 p.m."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 18 Dec 1984
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009


 



 

DROPPLEMAN, Clara (Determan) 

"Mrs. Clara Droppleman, age 72, widow of Anthony H. Droppleman, died Thursday at home at St. Clara, Doddridge County.  Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Determan.  Survived by nine children; Mrs. J.L. Gissy of Camden, Miss Mary A. Droppleman at home, Mrs. W.T. McLaughlin of Weston, J.B. Droppleman of Clarksburg, Leo F. Droppleman of Morgantown, Raymond A. Droppleman of Woodsfield, OH, Mrs. Clement Kreyenbuhl of Bridgeport, Andrews E. Droppleman of Elkins, Edward G. Droppleman at home; brother, George Determan of Weston; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Severin of St. Clara, Mrs. Mary Severin of Benedena, KS, Miss Josephine Determan of Wheeling." 
[NOTE:  This is the sister of John Henry Determan who settled in Westernport, Allegany, Maryland]
"The Weston Independent" 13 Sep 1939:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 1, 2009


 


 

DRUEN, Rev E B
SHANNON, Miss Sallie


Rev Emmett B Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon, both of Springfield W Va, were drowned in the South Branch last Sunday afternoon while attempting to cross at Thompson's Ford, near Springfield. They were on their way to Three Churches where Mr Druen had an appointment to preach at an afternoon service. From there they were to go to Frankfort, where Rev Mr Druen and Rev Mr Smith had been holding a series of meetings, for the Sunday evening service. The service was held at Frankfort without Mr Druen. After the service was concluded a telephone message was received from Springfield inquiring if he and Miss Shannon were there, they had expected to go from Three Churches via Springfield, but, as they had not done so, it was thought that they might have gone to Frankfort by another route. They then phoned to Three Churches and learned that they had not reached there for the afternoon service. Their friends then became alarmed and searching parties were sent out. They followed the buggy tracks to the ford, then, crossing the river on a foot suspension bridge, they could see that the horse and buggy had not gone out from the other side of the river. This fact reveled to the anxious friends what had been the sad fate of the young couple.
All night long the search was keep up. About noon Monday the buggy cushion was found on a little island below the ford and later the broken buggy and drowned horse were found wedged against the rocks in the stream about a mile and a half below the ford. Monday night a short distance below the ford the hat and coat of Miss Shannon were found.
Rev Mr Druen was pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Springfield, Three Churches, Frankfort, Eusebia and Burlington and was universally beloved, not only by the members of his own churches, but by all denominations. Miss Shannon was a very attractive and popular young lady. Mr Druen was about thirty-five years old and was a native of Richmond, Va. He had been pastor of the above named churches for about three and one half years, and his tragic death cast a gloom over hundreds of homes.
The river had raised about four feet Saturday night rather suddenly and become muddy. Being well acquainted with the ford and being a careful and prudent man it appears strange that Mr Druen did not discover that the stream was too high to cross. He drove past the bridge at Grace Station, which he could have crossed and gone down on the south side of the river, but he evidently preferred going down on the north side and fording the river as the road was better and there were gates across the road on the south side.
Mr Druen's brother arrived from Richmond Mon night while Miss Shannon's aunt, Mrs Shanholtzer and her two daughters and Hon Jno B Shannon, of Frostburg, came to Springfield Mon afternoon.
At this writing neither body has been found.
Keyser Tribune, October 13, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


DRUEN, Rev. E. B.
SHANNON, Miss Sallie


SPRINGFIELD Oct. 16, 1911. - Never within the memory of the present generation have the people of Springfield spent so sad and anxious a week as the one just passed. The deaths of Rev E.B. Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon have cast a gloom over this entire community.
Search for the bodies was continued throughout the week, and on Sunday, without success.
Early Monday morning Will Rolls, a tenant on C.M. French's farm, found the body of Mr. Druen floating near Slack's ford, several miles below Thomp__ [one illegible line] ____ occurred. The remains were brought to Springfield, prepared for burial by N.B. Guthrie and B.T. Racey, and shipped on the evening train to Richmond, Va., accompanied by E.A. McGlathery, an elder of the Springfield church. Memorial services will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock by Rev. Dr. F.J. Brooke, of Romney. Mr. Druen's death is not only a great loss to his church, but to the whole community. Few ministers, in so short a time have gained such a hold on the affections of the people, irrespective of denomination.
Keyser Tribune, October 20, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


 



 

DRUM, Mrs. Catherine Durkin

DRUM SERVICES
FROSTBURG — Requiem Mass for Mrs. Catherine Durkin Drum, 85, who died Friday in Miners Hospital, will be celebrated tomorrow t 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Edward Boyle, Giles Murray, William Barry, Joseph Martriano, Ralph Bender and Ellsworth Cain.

Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, January 27, 1963- pg 18, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


 



 


DRUMM, Miss Ellen C.


Frostburg, Nov. 24 — A requiem mass will be held Monday morning at 9:30 at. St. Michael's Catholic church here for Miss Ellen Cecelia Drumm, daughter of Patrick F. and Catherine (Durkln) Drumm, who died yesterday morning at her home In Eckhart, following a lingering illness. Interment will be In the church cemetery. The body Is at the residence. Surviving besides her parents are a sister, Mrs. Anthony Bollino,
Frostburg, and two brothers, Joseph Drumm, of Eckhart, and Pfc. James Drumm, who recently returned from Europe. Miss Drumm was a graduate of Beall High School.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, November 24, 1945 - pg 4, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


 



 

DRUMM, James L.

JAMES L. DRUMM DIES OF HEART ATTACK; STRICKEN IN ENGINE
James Lewis Drumm, 58 years old, of 234 Avirett avenue, Cumberland, Md., suffered a fatal coronary thrombosis attack while in the cab of a "hump" engine, No, 4853, in the east yards of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, on which he was engineer, this morning. The locomotive had halted when Mr. Drumm suffered the attack at 2:50 o'clock this morning and he was rushed to Connellsville State Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Also in the engine with him at the time was his fireman, J. Zubaka, of Connellsville.
Mr. Drumm, a native of Vale Summit, Md., who spent most of his life in Cumberland had resided in Connellsville more than five years He was born November 29, 1892, the son of the late J J. and Priscilla Knippenberger Drumm. He had been in the railroad's employ 39 years. Surviving are his son, Francis W. at home; one daughter, Mary K, wife of Lieutenant Milton Hawaraneck of Washington, D C.; one grandchild; two sisters. Mrs. George Barncord and Mrs. Ross Leible, and three brothers, William of Connellsville and Walter and Roy of Cumberland. The body was removed to the funeral Chapel of Charles C. Mitchell in South Pittsburg street. Tomorrow morning it will be taken to Cumberland where the funeral service will be held probably Tuesday afternoon.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Friday, April 21, 1950 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010

DRUMM, James Lewis

DRUMM FUNERAL
The funeral service for James Lewis Drumm, who died while at work in the east yards of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Connellsville, will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the St. .Peter and Paul RC Catholic Church in Cumberland, Maryland. Md., with interment in the church cemetery. A resident most of his life in Cumberland, he had lived in Connellsville five years.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Saturday, April 22, 1950 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


 



 

DRUMM, Miss Mary

Frostburg, June 26—Miss Mary Drumm, 64 former resident, of Vale Summit died at her home in Pittsburgh Thursday. She was a daughter of the late James and Ellen Flanagan Drum, and is survived by the the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joseph McCarty,Mrs. Daniel Cain. Pittsburgh; Francis Drumm, Detroit; Patrick Drumm, Eckhart, and James Drumm, Vale Summit. Miss Drumm, a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, was active in the alumnae of that institution. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. at the Holy Rosary Church, Homewood, Pittsburgh, Pa. Rev. J. Emmet Drumm, newly ordained priest, a nephew of Miss Drumm, will be celebrant. The body will brought here Immediately following the services for burial in St. Michael's cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, June 27, 1937 - pg 7, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


 



 

DRUMM, William

William Drumm, 67, of Connellsville, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was a retired train dispatcher of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. He was born near Cumberland, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Drumm. Mr. Drumm was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church of this city. Surviving are his widow; eight children, Mrs. Virginia Ashburn of Baltimore, Md., Kenneth of Rowleburg, W.Va., Mrs. Lois Matthies, William Jr., Mrs. June DeSpefano, and Nancy of Connellsville, Wayne in the Army Air Force stationed in Northern Africa, and John, whereabouts unknown. The funeral mass will be held in Cumberland at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will take place there.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Friday, October 26, 1956 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


 



 

DRUMMOND, Betty J.

FROSTBURG — Betty J. Drummond, 87, of Frostburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her residence. Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late George Walker and Estelle (Winters) Walker Phillips. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Walker and Daniel L. Walker; and one sister, Marie Rowe. Mrs. Drummond was a retired Nursing Assistant from Sacred Heart Hospital. She was a member of the Frostburg United Methodist Church and mixed bowling league. Betty and her husband were faithful walkers at the Country Club Mall in LaVale. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, John T. Drummond; two daughters, Donna D. Kamauff and husband Alfred "Humpy," of Topeka, Kan., and Polla K. Horn and husband John, of Frostburg; two sons, John Scott Drummond and wife Linda, of LaVale, and Daniel L. Drummond and wife Janice, of Auburn, Alaska; a sister, Margaret Phillips, of Frostburg; a sister-in-law, Wilda Walker, of Frostburg; twelve grandchildren, Craig Kamauff and wife Pam, Tracey Felker and husband Doug, Michelle Standeford and husband Todd, Doug Kamauff, Becky Horn, Karen Horn and Jesse, John Paul "JP" Horn and wife Kristie, Scott Neal Drummond, Jan Banning, Pam DeJean, Danielle Drummond, and Turner Drummond; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. Cresaptown, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, May 7, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Rebecca Vardiman and Pastor David Sandvick officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Cumberland Times-News, May 5, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2010


 



 

DUCKWALL, Mrs. Virginia

Mrs. Virginia Duckwall, widow of the late Judge Joseph Duckwall, and mother of Rev J. McCarty Duckwall, died last Monday morning, September 30, 1912, at the home of her son near Berkeley Springs, aged about 85 years. She leaves two sons, Rev J. McC. Duckwell and Thos. Duckwall, who lives in Washington, D. C.
Keyser Tribune, October 4, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010


 



 

DUCKWORTH, Canby S.

Westernport - Canby S. Duckworth, 78, husband of Mrs. T. Rebecca Miller Duckworth, of Stoney Run road, died last night after an illness of three weeks.  He was a native of Westernport, a son of the late Thornton and Olive Miller Duckworth, and belonged to the religious sect of Jehovah's Witnesses.  He was a  retired farmer and woodsman.
Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Maude Martin, Mrs. Leah Fitzgerald, Mrs. Bessie Brathwaite and Mrs. Peggy Bosley, all of Westernport; and Mrs. Evelyn Michael, of Midland;  two sons, Austin and Ernest Duckworth, both of Westernport; three brothers, Nimrod Duckworth, of Rawlings, Israel Duckworth, Perry Point,  Md.; and Andrew Duckworth, address unknown; three sisters, Mrs. William Clark of Ridgeley, Mrs. James Robinette of Corriganville; and Miss Belle Duckworth, of Westernport; 19  grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Cumberland Evening Times, 24 September 1945;
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


 



 

DUCKWORTH, Mrs. Carrie Nichols

Frostburg - Mrs. Carrie Duckworth, 74, of 244 East Main Street, died yesterday at miners Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late James and Gertrude ( Trezise) Nichols and the widow of Lawson Duckworth.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Burkhart, at home; Mrs. Don Graves, Winchester road; Mrs. Henry Kyles, Barton and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan, Klondyke: five sons, Wallace Duckworth, Baltimore, Melvin, Leslie and Edison Duckworth, Eckhart, and Raymond Duckworth, Winchester Road;  three sisters, Mrs. Wesley Engle, Eckhart; Mrs. Raymond Centefonti, Baltimore, and Mrs. Amy Matthews, Johnstown, Pa.; two brothers, William Nichols, Morgantown, W. Va., and Edward Nichols, Baltimore; 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, 60 West Main Street, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.  tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times, Feb 21, 1966
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


 



 

DUCKWORTH, Dewey F.

"Funeral services were held Sunday at the Fredlock Funeral Home for Dewey F. Duckworth, 57, of 311 Poplar Street, Westernport, who died Thursday of a gunshot wound in the stomach. The Rev. Sumner Sawyer officiated and burial was in Bloomington Cemetery. Born in Westernport, he was a son of Mrs. Nora (Trenum) Duckworth Guinn Smith and the late Mose Duckworth. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Mae (Guinn) Duckworth, a son, Dewey F. Duckworth, Jr., Westernport, two brothers, Perry Duckworth, Piedmont, and Harry Duckworth, Keyser; a half brother, Edwin Guinn, Hanover, Pa., a sister, Mrs. Hazel Bosley, Franklin, Md., a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Tue 10 Jul 1979
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy) 
Posted May 7, 2011





DUCKWORTH, Mrs. Druzella Lillian Llewellyn

Lonaconing - Mrs. Druzella Lillian Duckworth, 84, Charlestown Street, died yesterday at the Dillan Nursing Home, Keyser.
Born in Barton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Annie (Duckworth) Llewellyn.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Duckworth.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Delma Beeman of her; two sisters, Mrs. Clementine Clark, Barton; and Mrs Nellie Haines of here; and one brother, Dewey Llewellyn, Barton.
The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 .p.m. at at the funeral home by Rev. E. Leon Dage, pastor of First Methodist Church here.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times, 14 February 1966:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


 




 

DUCKWORTH, Everett Scott

Grantsville - Everett Scott Duckworth, 79, died Tuesday in the Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Addison, Pa., he was a son of the late Zepharia and Sarah Speicher Duckworth. A retired merchant of the Keyser Ridge area, Mr. Duckworth was the first Southern States Cooperative agent in Garrett County. He held membership in St. John's Lutheran Church, the Cove, and Grantsville Camp 41, Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Folk Duckworth; a son Carl Duckworth, Accident; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Brenneman, Grantsville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Doris Schwinabart, Keyser, W. Va.; two brothers, William Duckworth, Fountain City, Indiana; Thomas Duckworth, Richmond, Indiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Newman Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 30, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DUCKWORTH, Everett Scott

Grantsville - Everett Scott Duckworth, 79, died Tuesday in the Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Addison, Pa., he was a son of the late Zepharia and Sarah Speicher Duckworth. A retired merchant of the Keyser Ridge area, Mr. Duckworth was the first Southern States Cooperative agent in Garrett County. He held membership in St. John's Lutheran Church, the Cove, and Grantsville Camp 41, Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Folk Duckworth; a son Carl Duckworth, Accident; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Brenneman, Grantsville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Doris Schwinabart, Keyser, W. Va.; two brothers, William Duckworth, Fountain City, Indiana; Thomas Duckworth, Richmond, Indiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Newman Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 30, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



 

DUCKWORTH, Harrison

Frostburg - Harrison Duckworth, 93, a retired farmer, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son Simeon Duckworth, 50 Powell Lane.
A native of Allegany county, Mr. Duckworth spent most of his life as a farmer in the vicinity of Vale Summit.  He was a member of the Methodist Chruch.
Also surviving are another son, Everett Duckworth, Moscow; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Cherington,, Jackson, Ohio, and 29 grandchildren.  He also leaves a large number of great-grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times, 12 April 1946
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


 



 

DUCKWORTH, Mrs. Mary S. Dye

Mrs. Mary S. Duckworth, 77, of 50 Powell's Lane, died yesterday in Miners Hospital; where she had been admitted Friday.  She had bee in failing health for five years.
The widow of Simeon H. Duckworth, who died five years ago, she was born in Lonaconing, the daughter of the late John J. and Susan I. (Green) Dye.
Survivors include one son, Howard Duckworth, Frostburg; one daughter Mrs. Eleanor Manthely, Hyattsville; four sisters, Mrs. Amanda Lammie, Pittsburgh, Mrs. Della Ayers, Barton; Mrs. Virgie Boyle, Lonaconing and Mrs. Clara Bucklew, Gilmore, and two grandchildren.
She was a member of First Methodist Church and the WSCS of that church.

Cumberland Times, 24 March 1963:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


 



 

DUCKWORTH, Nimrod

Nimrod Duckworth, 77, Rawlings, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since December 5.
A native of Westernport, he was a son of the late Thronton and Olive (Miller) Duckworth and had resided in Rawlings for 17 years.
Mr. Duckworth was a coal miner and retired in 1933 due to ill health.  His wife, Vernie (Lambert) Duckworth died in 1941.  He was a member of Westernport First Baptist Church.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. James Lease, with whom he resided; Mrs. William Popp, Cumberland, Mrs. Melvin Grindle, Evansville, Ind.; Mrs. Lawrence Stakem and Mrs. Alfred Lease, both of Baltimore; Mrs. John Stakem, Falls Church, Va., and Mrs. Dean Hildebrand, Northville, N.D.., two sons, Herman Duckworth, RD 3, Keyser, and Tech. St. Jospeh B. Duckworth, stationed with the Air Force in Tokyo, 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

The Cumberland Evening Times, 27 December 1955:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010





DUDEK, Mrs. Dorothy Alberta Thomas
 
Mrs. Dorothy Alberta Dudek, 79, formerly of 127 Polk Street, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Nancy (Workman) Thomas. Mrs. Dudek formerly owned and operated the Little Ritz Restaurant, Frostburg. Her husband, Joseph Jack Dudek, died in 1962. She was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church; Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion Auxiliary; Henry Hart Post 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary; Aerie 24, FO Eagles Auxiliary, and Lodge 271, Loyal Order of Moose Auxiliary. She is survived by one son, Joseph W. Dudek, Cumberland; three sisters, Mrs. Diana Fuller and Mrs. Salina Shreve, both of this city, and Mrs. Marylin Amato, Baltimore; one brother, Harold Thomas, Cumberland, and one granddaughter. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no visitation on Thursday, Memorial Day. Services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. John Williams. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be George Buzzard, Charles McKenzie, Brian Hartung, Gary Turner and William Paugh. The Ladies Auxiliary of Henry Hart Post 1411, VFW, will hold a memorial service at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 29, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012



DUDLEY, Mrs. Bernice O.

Frostburg, July 18 - Mrs. Bernice O. Dudley, 77, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland, where she had been a patient several years. She was a native of Eckhart and the last surviving member of her immediate family. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home here where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Sidney Aldrich, pastor of First Baptist Church, Eckhart. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 18, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012




 

DUDLEY, David

MIDLOTHIAN — A service for David Dudley, 49, formerly of here, who died Saturday in a one-car accident near Strafford, Va., will be conducted at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. A native of here, he was a son of the late John and Pearl (Bennett) Dudley. He is survived by his wife, Iva (Wilt) Dudley; four brothers, Glenn Dudley, Zihlman; Edward Dudley, Hagerstown, (no other brothers were listed) and Mrs. Isabelle Damewood and Mrs. Alvena Koppel, both of Midlothian; Mrs. Pearl Oliveto, Washington; Mrs. Myrtle Hays, Hagerstown; Mrs. Elizabeth Brode, Baltimore; and Mrs. Gwen Mergenthaler, Severna Park; three step-children and eight step-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p. m. Rev. Robert W. Collett will officiate at the service tomorrow and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Faraday Post 24, American Legion, will accord military rites at the graveside. Pallbearers will be William Koppel, Jack Kyler, Ronald Damewood, David Damewood, Robert Wade and Edward Dudley.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 31, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009


 



 

DUDLEY, John M.

FROSTBURG — John M. Dudley, 80, Midlothian, died last night at his home. He had been in ill health one week. A native of Eckhart, he was a son of the late Samuel and Gwen (Jeffries) Dudley. His wife, Pearl (Bennett) Dudley, preceded him in death. Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. William Davis, Borden Shaft; Mrs. Woodrow Damewood, Midlothian; Mrs. Pearl Carlson, Washington; Mrs. Myrtle Hayes, Hagerstown; Mrs. Ellsworth Brode, Baltimore; Mrs. John A. Smith, Baltimore; and Mrs. William Koppel, at home; six sons, Samuel, David, Edward and George Dudley, all of Baltimore; Glenn Dudley, Zihlman, and William Dudley, Washington; 31 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 20, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009


 



 


 


Mary Eckhart Dudley

DUDLEY, Mrs. Mary Eckhart

Frostburg - Mrs. Mary E. Dudley, 85, of Eckhart, died at her residence today.
Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Rachel (Pengelly) Eckhart.  Her husband, Perry Dudley, died in 1960.
Surviving are one son, William C. Dudley, LaVale; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Zimmerman, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Catherine Miller, Frostburg, two sisters, Mrs. William Rephan, Frostburg; Mrs. J. Edgar MacMannis, LaVale; one brother, Charles F. Eckhart, Eckhart; eight grandchildren and seven great-granchildren. Mrs. Dudley was a member of Jehovah Witnesses. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Cumberland Evening Times Dec 12 1973


 



 

DUDLEY, Mrs. Mary Phillips

Mrs. Fred Dudley, whose death at her home in Eckhart was briefly noted yesterday, was the daughter of Mrs. Griffith Phillips, of this place, and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. John Phillips, David Phillips, Mrs. Thomas Langford, Mrs. George W. Taylor, Mrs. James Thomas, and Miss Sarah Phillips, all of this place. She is also survived by her husband and four children, Misses Minnie, Edna, Elizabeth and Jeannette Dudley of Eckhart. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence at Eckhart. Rev. R. D. Stephenson, pastor of the Baptist Church, will conduct services after which interment will be made in the Eckhart cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, Friday, August 30, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 20, 2010

DUDLEY, Mrs. Mary Phillips

Death of Mrs. Dudley - Mrs. Frederick Dudley died this morning at her late residence at Eckhart, aged 35 years. She is survived by a husband and four small children, all girls, namely, Minnie, Edna, Elizabeth and Jeannette. Her death was caused by pneumonia. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Baptist church of which she was a consistent member. Rev. R. D.Stephenson, her pastor will officiate. The maiden name of Mrs. Dudley was Miss Mary Philips, of Frostburg.
Cumberland, The Evening Times, August 30, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 20, 2010


 



 

DUDLEY, Mrs. Pearl Bennett

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Pearl Bennett Dudley, 66, wife of John Dudley, Midlothian, died this morning at her home following an extended illness. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Nichol) Bennett. Mrs. Dudley was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church. Surviving besides her husband are six sons: Samuel, David and George Dudley, all of Baltimore; Glen Dudley, Zihlman; Edward Dudley, Fort Lee, Va.; and William Dudley, Washington; seven daughters, Mrs. William Davis, Shaft; Mrs. Woodrow Damewood, Midlothian; Mrs. Theodore Carlson, Washington; Mrs. Orville Hayes, Hagerstown; Mrs. Ellsworth Brode, Monkton; Mrs. John Smith, Baltimore; Mrs. William Koppel, at home; a brother, William Bennett, Kempton; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Bluebaugh, Frostburg. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The Cumberland Evening Times, October 4, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009




DUDLEY, Perry

Frostburg - Perry Dudley, 79, Eckhart, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been admitted Friday. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Lemmert) Dudley. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Eckhart) Dudley; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Zimmerman, Washington, and Mrs. Clarence Miller, Frostburg; a son, William C. Dudley, LaVale, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Lewis Beda will officiate, and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J. Harold Dudley, Victor Lammert, John L. Miller, James M. Zimmerman, William D. Zimmerman, and Jonathan J. Eckhart.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, September 18, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012

 


DUDLEY, Samuel

Frostburg, Oct. 18—Samuel Dudley, 46, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dudley, died at 8:30 a. m., today, at his home, Eckhart. He operated a general store in Eckhart for many years, and had been ill seven months. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mollle (Keller) Dudley, he is survived by a son, Harold, at home; one brother, John Dudley, and four sisters, Mrs. John Bannatyne, Mrs. Roy Stewart, Mrs. May Lafferty and Mrs. Anna Lafferty, all of Eckhart. He was an active member of the Eckhart Baptist Church and the Junior Order United American Mechanics.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 18, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DUDLEY, William

MIDLOTHIAN — William Dudley, 42, of Hyattsville, died yesterday at George Washington Hospital, Washington. A former resident, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dudley. Surviving are his widow, Mary (O'Baker) Dudley, Bowman's Addition; five children, five brothers, six sisters and six grandchildren. Services and interment will be conducted in Hyattsville.
The Cumberland News, June 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009


 

DUDLEY, William C., Sr.

FROSTBURG - William C. Dudley Sr., 69, of 19 Richard Way, LaVale, died Thursday shortly after admission to Sacred Heart Hospital. Mr. Dudley was born at Eckhart, a son of the late Perry and Mary C. (Eckhart) Dudley. He was a retired auditor for the Liberty Trust Company of Maryland; a member of Mountain Lodge 99 AF& AM, and BPO Elks Lodge 470, both at Frostburg. Surviving are his widow, Mary Alma (Conroy) Dudley; one son, William C. Dudley Jr., Bel Air; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Zimmerman, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Catherine Miller, of here, and one granddaughter. Friends will he received at the Durst Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. David D. Henry officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers, all nephews, will be Edward, Michael and Timothy Mullaney, Jack, David and Richard Miller. Lodge 99 will hold a memorial service today at 7:30 p.m., followed by an Elks memorial at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, December 10, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


 

DUER, Hugh E.

Hugh E. "Pop" Duer, 86, of 23 Potomac Street, Ridgeley, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted Monday. Born at Kenwood, Iowa, he was the son of the late George E. and Ruth 0. (Weiss) Duer, and was preceded in death by his first wife, May (White) Duer. Mr. Duer was a retired employe of the Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department and was charter member of both the fire company and the Ridgeley Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his widow, Lillian (Fluharty) Duer; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wright, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ermina Winterstine, Fairfax, Va., and Mrs. Miriam Bean, Ridgeley; one son, Edgar W. Duer, Ridgeley; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland News, May 8, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DUER, (unknown given name)

Staff Sgt. Duer was the husband of Mrs. Doris Coder Duer, 8 Second street, Ridgeley, W. Va. He had been reported missing in action since November 13, 1943, when he failed to return from an aerial raid over Bremen, Germany. The War Department reported that his plane was last seen in the vicinity of Wangeroog Island, one of the east Frisian Island group about five miles off the northwest coast of Germany. In the Army Corps since December 8, 1941, Staff Sgt. Duer served a year in Panama and South America on bomber patrol duty. He was subsequently sent back to the States for training as a flight engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber and was then sent overseas in June 1943. Besides his wife, Staff Sgt. Duer is survived by his father, Hugh Duer, 15 Perry street, Ridgeley; three sisters; Ermina and Miriam, home; and Ruth, San Diego, Cal.; and one brother, Sgt. Edgar Duer with the field artillery in the Pacific war zone.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 4, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DUFF, Gilbert

Grafton, W. Va., May 19 - Gilbert Duff, a well known carpenter of Grafton was run down and killed by a train at Hiora[?] late Friday night. His body was discovered Saturday morning. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon.
Mineral Daily News, May 23, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 6, 2010

Anyone know of "Hiora"?


 



 

DUFFY, Miss Catherine (Katy)

Miss Katy Duffy, who died last Wednesday night, was buried today in St Michael's cemetery, Frostburg. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Duffy and three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Rowan Mrs. John Breman, and Miss Regina, and three brothers, James, John and Thomas.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, March 1, 1913 - pg 6, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 

DUFFY, James

LONACONING, Feb. 10—Word has been received here of the death of James Duffy, 58, in Cleveland. A native of Pekin, he left this section 30 years ago to reside in Cleveland. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary (Frye) Duffy, formerly of Lonaconlng; four sons, Michael, David, James and Edward; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Yanke, Mrs. Richard Jlndra and Miss Margaret Duffy, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Rowan and Miss Reglna Duffy, Cleveland, and three grandchildren. Miss Hannah Frye and Alban Frye, both of Lonaconing, are a sister and brother of Mrs. Duffy. Funeral services were held today in Cleveland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., February 10, 1947 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 

DUFFY, Miss Regina

LONACONING -- Miss Regina Duffy, formerly of here and Pekin. died December 28 in Cleveland.
Survivors include a sister. Sister Mary Isabel Duffy of Blessed Sacrament. School, Fort Mitchell. Ky. and a number of nieces and nephews in Cleveland. A brother James Duffy, preceded her in death.
Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, January 5, 1955 - pg 10, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 

DUGAN, John Joseph

"Piedmont-John Joseph Dugan, 82, of 60 West Hampshire Street, died Sunday in the West Virginia University Medical Center. He was born in Piedmont and was a son of the late Henry and Bridget (Welch) Dugan, who were immigrants from Ireland. He was a retired machinist of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and a member of Piedmont Council, 685, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a sister, Miss Margaret Mary Dugan, Piedmont. The body is at Fredlock's Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic church, Westernport, and interment will be in the church cemetery."
"The Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 22 Jun 1965
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010


 



 

DUGAN, Miss Margaret Mary

"Piedmont-Miss Margaret Mary Dugan, 88, formerly of here died yesterday at Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She had been a patient at the Deakin Nursing Home in Aurora the past six years. A native of Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Bridget (Welsh) Dugan. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Thu 20 Mar 1975
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010


 



 

DUGAN, Michael J.

"Keyser, W. Va., April 27 --Michael J. Dugan, 83, Gilmore street, died Monday afternoon after a short illness. A son of the late Thomas and Mary Dugan, he was born in Philadelphia, but had resided here since a small child. He was a retired B. & O. boilermaker, having been in the service fifty-three years. Mr. Dugan, was a member of Catholic Church of the Assumption and of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are four sons, Michael J. Dugan, North Vernon, Ind,; Thomas Dugan, Cumberland; Patrick and Edmund Dugan, Keyser; four daughters, Mrs. Patrick J. Curley, Parkersburg; Mrs. James Deegan, Mrs. William J. Laffey and Miss Edith Dugan, Keyser, and one sister, Mrs. Charles White, Cumberland. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow from Assumption church by Rev. P. J. Monahan with interment in St. Thomas Cemetery."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 27 Apr 1937
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010


 



 

DUGAN, Patrick Raphael

"Keyser, W. Va., Feb 22-Patrick Raphael Dugan, 49, died early Sunday morning at Potomac Valley Hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home on Gilmore street. A son of the late Michael and Margaret (Ward) Dugan, he was born and reared here and was a B. & O. boilermaker by occupation. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Assumption and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel (Montgomery) Dugan; two sons, Raphael and Edmund Dugan, Elkins; four daughters, Misses Mary Katherine, Theresa and Patricia, Richmond, Va., and Rosemary, Elkins; three brothers, Thomas L. Dugan, Cumberland; Michael Dugan, North Vernon, Ind.; Edmund Dugan, Keyser, and four sisters, Mrs. P. H. Curley, Parkersburg; Mrs. W. J. Laffey, Mrs. James Deegan and Miss Edith Dugan, Keyser."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 22 Feb 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010


 



 

DUGAN, Thomas Leo

"Thomas Leo Dugan, 67, of 765 Fayette Street, died last night in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since October 4. A native of Keyser, W. Va., he was a son of the late Michael J. and Margaret (Ward) Dugan. He was employed as an air inspector for the B. & O. Railroad here and had been an engineer at Keyser prior to coming here in 1910. In 1918 he was named vice president of the Joint Protective board of the railroad and held this position until 1927. He had 33 years service with the railroad company. A member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and of Local 656, Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Besides his widow, Mrs. Cora B.(Shinholt) Dugan, he is survived by a brother, Michael J. Dugan, Jr., of North Vernon, Ind.; and two sisters, Miss Edith Dugan, of Keyser, and Mrs. Patrick Curley, of Parkersburg, W. Va. The body was taken to the George Funeral Home and will be at the home today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete."
"Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 15 Oct 1950
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010


 





DULL, Clarence A.


Clarence A. Dull died at 6 p.m. Friday, October 23. at his home at Manns Choice R. D. 1, after a long illness. He was born January 6, 1893 in Juniata Twp., the son of William and Suzanna (Corley) Dull. He is survived by his wife, the former Rebecca Corley, and two sons, William H. and Charles A., both at home. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Before his illness, deceased was employed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Services: Monday afternoon, 2 p.m. at the Mickle Funeral Home, Schellsburg, the Rev. D. J. Ely and the Rev. Lee A. Peeler, D. D. officiating. Interment: Dry Ridge Reformed cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 6 p m Saturday.
The Daily Bedford Gazette, October 24, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2011







DULL, John Clarence


SOMERSET, April 28 - John Clarence Dull, 54 years old, prominent Hooversville official, died Sunday afternoon at his home following a lingering illness. Mr. Dull was a burgess of Hooversville for many years and of late was a justice of the peace. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Stella Lohr Dull, three daughters, one sister and two brothers.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 28, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DULL, Mrs. Rebecca Corley

Mrs. Rebecca C. Dull, 64, of Manns Choice RD 1, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 5, 1972, in the Windber Division of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital. Born May 31, 1907, in Juniata Township, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Lillie (Ritchey) Corley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Dull, in 1953, and two brothers. Surviving are two sons, William of Manns Choice RD, and Charles of Wilmington, Delaware. Five grandchildren and two brothers, Jacob Corley of Manns Choice, and Forest Corley of Cumberland, Md., also survive. Mrs. Dull was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Dry Ridge. Funeral services: Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m., from the Trinity United Church of Christ, Dry Ridge, with the Rev. George 0. Butz officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the J. Ralph Mickle Funeral Home in Schellsburg from 1 to 9 p.m. today, and at the church Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.
The Bedford Gazette, April 7, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2011

 


DUNCAN, Mrs. Agnes Merrill

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Agnes Duncan, 73, of Midlothian, died yesterday at Sylvan Retreat. A native of Midlothian, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Elizabeth (Walker) Merrill. Surviving are her husband, George Duncan, Sr.; two sons, George Duncan Jr., Frostburg, and James L. Duncan, Lonaconing; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah J. Blank, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Lois E. Smith, Akron; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Durst Funeral Home; services tomorrow; burial at Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, March 9, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 31, 2009



DUNCAN, Alexander

Frostburg, May 10 - Alexander Duncan, 60, coal miner, was found dead in bed early this morning. He had suffered with asthma for a number of years. A son of the late Robert and Jane Duncan, native and lifelong resident of Midlothian, Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, the former Miss Margaret Canning; two sons, Pvt. Robert J. Duncan, Sheppard Field, Texas; John J. Duncan, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Vance, Baltimore, and Miss Catherine, at home. He had eleven grandchildren. He was a brother of Miss Flora Duncan, Midlothian; Walter Duncan, Borden Shaft; Lloyd L. Duncan, Aberdeen, Md.; and city police Hugh R. Duncan, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012



DUNCAN, Mrs. Carrie LaRue

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Carrie L. Duncan, 65, of 100 East Main Street, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, shortly after being admitted. She had been in failing health the past four years. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Woods) LaRue, and was the widow of Robert Duncan, who died in 1964. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Shirley Hunter, Harper Woods, Mich., and Mrs. Delores Wummel, Mount Clemens, Mich.; a stepson, Robert Duncan, Willoughby, Ohio, and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were conducted in the Durst Funeral Home today by Rev. Lewis W. Terry. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 3, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2011




DUNCAN, Mrs. Emma Meagher

SHAFT — Mrs. Emma Duncan, 67, of here, died Saturday night at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where she had been a patient five days. A native of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Lucinda (Bowden) Meagher. Her husband, Walter Duncan, died two months ago. Mrs. Duncan was a member of Shaft Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William McGregor, Mrs. Carl Ruffo and Mrs. John Ruffo, all of Frostburg, and Mrs William Landerfeld, Shaft; two sons, Richard Duncan, Frostburg, and William Duncan, Monacy, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Jane McClintock, Chicago, and Mrs. Charlotte Middlelon, Cumberland; three brothers, Joseph, Trafford, Pa.; William, Cresaptown, and John Meagher, Wrights Crossing, and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 30, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 31, 2011




DUNCAN, Frank, Sr.


FROSTBURG - Frank Duncan Sr., 64, of 170 Center Street, died suddenly yesterday while attending a meeting at FOE Aerie 1273. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Hugh and Dora (Willetts) Duncan. A retired Celanese Fibers Company supervisor, he was a past grand outside guard and member of Aerie 1273 and a member of BPO Elks Lodge 170, Frostburg LOOM, Cumberland Outdoor Club and Republican Club. Surviving are his widow, Novella (Stevenson) Duncan; three sons, Frank Duncan Jr. and John Duncan, here; James Duncan, Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. Willa Jean Reed, here; Mrs. Sandra Anthony, Clinton; a sister, Mrs. Annice Styles, Baltimore; two brothers, Robert Duncan, Hyattsville, and Freeman Duncan, Orlando, Fla., and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sower funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, August 28, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2011





DUNCAN, George, Sr.

MIDLOTHIAN - George Duncan, Sr., 76, of here, was dead on arrival at Sacred Heart Hospital yesterday. A native of here, he was a son of the late Robert and Jane (Rankin) Duncan. His wife, Mrs. Agnes (Speir) Duncan, preceded him in death. Mr. Duncan was a retired coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers, Local 1875 of Garrett, Pa. Surviving are two sons, George Duncan Jr., Frostburg, and James L. Duncan, Lonaconing; two daughters, Mrs. Sara J. Blank, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Lois K. Smith, Akron, Ohio; a sister, Miss Flora Duncan, here; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 25, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DUNCAN, Hugh

Frostburg, June 14—Hugh Duncan, 60, 136 Wood Street, a member of the police force for the last 20 years, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anice Stiles, 7 Stanley Drive, Catonsville. Stricken with a heart attack a month ago, he received treatment in Union Memorial Hospital for two weeks and then went to live with his daughter. Born at Midlothian, Mr. Duncan was a son of the late Robert and Jane Duncan. He was a member of Frostburg Aerie No. 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Frostburg fire department, and belonged to the Presbyterian church. Surviving, besides Mrs. Stiles, are his second wife, Mrs. Olive (Griffith) Duncan; three other children by his first wife, Robert Duncan, of Washington; Freeman Duncan, now home on furlough from the Army; Frank Duncan, of Frostburg; three brothers, Lloyd and George Duncan of Midlothian; Walter Duncan of Shaft; a sister, Miss Flora Duncan of Midlothian; and 11 grandchildren. His first wife was the late Mrs. Dora (Willetts) Duncan. The body will be brought to the home here. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the residence by the Rev. Henry Little, D. D., pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DUNCAN, Mrs. Jean Rankin

Frostburg, Dec. 26 — Mrs. Jean Rankin Duncan, 83, widow of Robert Duncan, died last night at her home, Midlothian, following a protracted illness. She is survived by five sons, Alexander, Lloyd and George, of Midlothian; Walter, of Borden Shaft, and Hugh Duncan, member of the police force here; a daughter, Flora, at home; one brother, William Rankin, Saginaw. Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Phillips, Centreville, Iowa, and Mrs. Sarah Cathcart, Evansville, Ind. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


 



 

DUNCAN, Lloyd L.

FROSTBURG — Lloyd L. Duncan, 73, Midlothian, died at his residence today following an ilIness of five years. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of the late Robert and Jane(Rankin) Duncan. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church at Midlothian and Farrady Post 4, American Legion at Frostburg. He was a veteran of World War I and formerly employed at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Whitehead)) Duncan; a son, Lloyd Duncan, Frostburg; a brother, George Duncan, and a sister, Miss Flora Duncan, both of Midlothian, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 14, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DUNCAN, Mrs. Margaret Canning

Frostburg - Mrs. Margaret Duncan, 85, formerly of Midlothian, died yesterday at City Hospital, Baltimore. A native of Scotland, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Prentice) Canning. Her husband, Alexander Duncan, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are two sons, John and Donald Duncan, Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Anna May Harvey, Baltimore; four brothers, Joseph, George, and William Canning, Baltimore; and Stephen Canning, Detroit, Mich. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, February 20, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)


 



 

DUNCAN, Richard Meagher

Richard Meagher Duncan - This is part of an accident report stating that Mr. Duncan had been a passenger in an automobile accident on February 6, at 1:10 A.M., and Mr. Duncan died about 20 minutes later at Frostburg Hospital. Born in Frostburg, Mr. Duncan was the son of the late Walter and Emma (Meagher) Duncan. His wife, Helen (Klosterman) Duncan, died last November. Mr. Duncan was the owner of Duncan's Bar and Grill, Frostburg, and also had worked a number of years for the Celanese Fibers Company. He was a member of Frostburg Lodge 470, BPO Elks, and the Midland Democratic Club. Surviving are a son, Richard Duncan, Shaft, four sisters, Mrs. William McGregor, Largo, Fla.; Mrs. William Landefeld, Shaft; Mrs. Carl Ruffo, Frostburg; Mrs. John Ruffo, Eckhart; a brother, William G. Duncan, Shaft, and two grandchildren. Services tomorrow at 2:20 p.m., Rev. Clarence officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, February 7, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DUNCAN, Robert J.

FROSTBURG - Robert J. Duncan, 54, died this morning at his home, 100 East Main Street. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of Mrs. Margaret (Canning) Duncan, Baltimore, and the late Alec Duncan. He held membership in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie (Larue) Duncan; a son, Robert J. Duncan, Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. George Wummel and Mrs. Shirley Hunter, both of Detroit; two brothers, John and Donald Duncan, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Miller and Mrs. Madeline Vance, Baltimore, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 20, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2011




DUNK, John H.

"WESTERNPORT-John H. Dunk, 70, of 417 Walnut Street, died yesterday afternoon at Potomac Valley Hospital where he was admitted on Thursday. He had been in ill health for five months. Mr. Dunk was a retired painter foreman for the B & O shops in Keyser having retired five years ago after some 50 years of service with the company. A native of here, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Schramm) Dunk. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Carriers. His wife was the late Mrs. Bessie (Batie) Dunk. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eloise Hanna, at home; Mrs. Edgar Footen, of here; a brother, Phillip Dunk, Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Kesner, Mrs. Rose Ross and Miss Anna Dunk, of here. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Shade, pastor of Mr. Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m."
"The Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday 15 Oct 1958
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009


 



 

DUNLAP, Mrs., Madeline G. Stowers

Mrs. Madeline G. Dunlap, 79, formerly of 411 Louisiana Avenue, died yesterday. Born Nov. 24, 1892 in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Etta (Mills) Stowers. Her husband, George J. Dunlap, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Graydon Dunlap and George J. Dunlap, both of Cumberland; two sisters, Miss Nina Stowers and Mrs. Allen Underdonk, Cumberland; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn R. Shaffer, 1427 Dogwood Court, White Oak, with whom she resided; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 6, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


 



 

DUNLAP, Mrs. Walter

Mrs. Walter Dunlap, who lived in South Keyser, died early Sunday morning and a short service conducted by Rev. M. H. Keen was held at her home Sunday night. Monday the body was taken to Winchester and Tuesday she was buried at Shiloh Church Cemetery in Frederick Co.
She leaves her husband, who is in the employ of the B&O RR and a little daughter, about 3 years old, also a daughter, Miss Ada Brill, by a former marriage. Mrs Dunlap was between forty and fifty years of age. She was a fond wife and a devoted mother.
Keyser Tribune, April 21, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


 



 

DUNN, Catherine McVeigh

Midland. Md.. Dec. 16
The funeral of Mrs. Lawrence Dunn who died at her home in Paradise Saturday evening, took place Tuesday morning at 10:0O o'clock from her late residence. The funeral cortege proceeded from the house to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where a high mass of requiem was sung and a very touching sermon was delivered by Rev. F P Mackall, the pastor. From the church the funeral proceeded to St Joseph's Belvedere cemetery, where interment was made. The pallbearers were; Messrs. Patrick I. Cunningham, Patrick O'Rourke. William Canty, Timothy Byrnes, James Laughan and Thomas Woods.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, December 16, 1909 - pg 6, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 26, 2011


 



 

DUNN, Mrs. Catherine Wiland

Mrs. Abraham Dunn, aged 39 years, died at 7 o'clock last night at her home on Watercliff, Lonaconing, following an illness of several years of complications. She had submitted to several operations which gave no relief.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Catherine, Isabelle, who are twins, and Jennie Dunn; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Wieland[sic], two brothers, John Wieland, now stationed at Camp Dix, NJ, and
Joseph Wieland, Lonaconing, and five sisters, Mrs. John H. Dash and Mrs. William Hoag, Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. John T. Peebles, Mrs. Phil Yost and Mrs. James Cameron, all of Lonaconing. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
[Update: Shawn McGreevy notes for the obituary of Mrs. Abraham Dunn (above) "Regarding the obit for Mrs. Abraham Dunn: She was Catherine Wiland, daughter of Cyrus Wiland and Elizabeth Gray. She was born 8 Oct 1879 in Lonaconing and died in 1919. She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery."

The spelling of "Wieland" in the transcript is what was in the newspaper. p.a.t.]
Cumberland Evening Times, April 7, 1919
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 6, 2009


 



 

DUNN, Lawrence

Lonaconing - Lawrence 'Larry' Dunn, 78, of Midland, died yesterday at Miners' Hospital, Frostburg where he had been a patient for a short time. A son of the late Edward and Mary (Welsh) Dunn, he was born November 16, 1880 in Lonaconing. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Catherine McVeigh. Mr Dunn was a Midland police officer until he became ill. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Robert Ward, Midland; two sons, Edward Dunn, Lincoln Park, Detroit and Harry Dunn, Painesville, Ohio. Two sisters, Mrs William Rephann, Cumberland and Miss Mary Rogers, Washington; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland on Wednesday at 9 a.m. with Rev John Sleeman officiating. Interment will be in Belvedere cemetery, Midland. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing where the Holy Name Society will recite the rosary tonight at 8:30.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 1, 1958 - pg 18, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 26, 2011


 


DUNN, Mrs. Mary G. Dickel


MRS. HARRY DUNN
MT. SAVAGE—Mrs. Mary G. Dunn, 88, New Row, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been admitted Tuesday. She was born here, a daughter of the late Nicholas Bridget (Collins) Dickel. Her husband, Harry Dunn, preceded her in death. Mrs. Dunn was a member, of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Richard H. Dunn, here, and one daughter, Mrs. Frederick Miller, with whom she resided; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg where friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 27, 1973 - pg 6, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2011


DUNN, Mrs. Mary G. Dickel

Mt Savage - Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs Mary G Dunn, 88, of New Row, who died Thursday will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Robert Barry, Thomas Carabine, Joseph Crowe, James Hotchkiss, Edward Monahan and Carl Heder.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, January 29, 1973 - pg 2, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2011 



DUNN, Richard

Died in Far West.
This telegram was received by David Dunn at 8 a. m. Friday: "North Yakima. 5 a.m. Oct. 2. 1908.

"Dick passed away at 5 p. m have Spier meet remains Monday" "ELLIS"

This  brief message told of the death of a young man who left here a year ago last march to seek his fortune in the golden State of Washington.  About two weeks ago a message was received here stating that Richard Dunn was very ill in Yakima and his mother, Mrs David Dunn, started at once for that place and was with her boy several days before his death.  Richard Dunn was one of the five stalwart sons of Mr. and Mrs. David Dunn, and a young man of splendid physique.  It is said that he died of typhoid fever.  Of the remaining four brothers; Ellis is in Yakima; and Abram, John and James are here.  There are three sisters: Misses Annie, Janet and Margaret.  Miss Annie is in New Jersey teaching school.  The remains are expected in Lonaconing on the evening train today.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 5, 1908 - pg 8, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 25, 2012



DUNN, Thomas

Mt. Savage - Thomas Dunn, aged 82, died at his home here at 5:30 o'clock this morning following an illness of complications. Mr. Dunn was a Civil War veteran. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters: James Dunn and Harry Dunn, Mt. Savage; Mrs. T. J. Kinney, Frostburg, Md.; Mrs. David Miller, Lonaconing, Md.; Mrs. Alice Stevens, Zihlman, Md.; Mrs. Nevin Shaffer, Wellersburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Elmer Wilhelm, Youngwood, Pa. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2010


 



 

DUNNINGTON, Hon. William L.

Weston, W. Va.  Jan 9 - Death claimed two of Weston's pioneers and prominent citizens today, the Hon William L. Dunnington, aged 81 years and Squire J. M. Hayden, aged 77.
Mr. Dunninghton was president of the Citizen's bank at his death, and was formerly one of the leading merchants of the city.
Mr. Hayden was at one time proprietor and editor of the Weston World. Both have wielded good influences in the community and their deaths cause profound regret.

Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


 

DUNTON, Eubank Downes

Eubank Downes "Dick" Dunton, 72, passed from this life on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Sentara Nursing Home in Chesapeake.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Frances Harrison DeBerry Dunton, and his brother, Richard "Bobby" Dunton.
Dick is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Fletcher Irby and Patricia Ann Dunton of Chesapeake and William H. L. "Hank" and Theresa Young Dunton, and granddaughter, Myra Elizabeth Dunton of Harrisonburg. Other survivors include a daughter, Erla Catherine Broocks; sisters, Catherine Doughty and Beatrice Ashby; as well as several nieces and nephews. Born on July 3, 1926, to the late Richard Eubank and Florence Lambertson Dunton, Dick was a native of Cape Charles. As a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and alumnus of VPI, Dick worked as an engineer on the construction of the nuclear ship Savannah and the nuclear submarine Nautilus and for Allied Chemical in Hopewell. Prior to his retirement in Blackstone in 1970, he resided in Lynchburg and Petersburg, with assignments in Taiwan and Lakeland, Fla. While in Blackstone, he was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and in the Cursillo program with the Diocese of Southern Virginia. His appreciation of God's creation is reflected in his paintings and sketches. His ministry was filled with service to those in need. One of Dick's many accomplishments was the design of the Blackstone town seal. After the passing of Frances in 1984, he relocated to Williamsburg, where he came out of retirement to work as plans examiner for James City County until 1991.
Family and friends are invited to join in celebration of Dick's journey to be with his Savior Jesus Christ in Lakeview Cemetery in Blackstone on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - February 20, 1999
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 21, 2012



 

DURBIN, Francis Henry

A funeral service for Francis Henry Durbin, 17, of 65 Offutt Street, who was fatally injured in a one-car accident shortly after midnight yesterday on Bedford Road, will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p. m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rev. A. D. Tice, pastor of Emmanuel Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Injured in the 12:35 a. m. accident. . . The Durbin youth, Tfc. Foreman added, was a passenger in the right front of the auto and was thrown from the vehicle and became pinned beneath the wreckage. A 1968 graduate of Fort Hill High School, young Durbin was a member of the Emmanuel Methodist Church and was employed at Shreves Atlantic Service Station, on Virginia Avenue. Born December 29, 1951 in Cumberland, he was the son of Mrs. Augusta Ann (Haenftling) Durbin, with whom he resided, and the late William R. Durbin. Besides his mother, he is also survived by two brothers, Douglas B. Durbin, Cumberland, and Gary W. Durbin, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Ellen L. Thomas, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Deanna Russell, La Vale; Mrs. Dorothy Michaels, city, and Mrs. June Benson Baltimore., Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, December 21, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


DURKIN, Hugh
 
Excerpts from The Frostburg Mining Journal transcribed by Charles Often
1892
DURKIN 29 Oct 1892 Hugh Durkin, 55 years of age, died at Eckhart last Sunday (23 Oct). The funeral was Tuesday at St Michael's Catholic Church.
29 Oct 1892; The Frostburg Mining Journal
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 30, 2012


 

DURKIN, Joseph

Eckhart, Md - Dec. 3
Joseph Durkin. 50, retired coal miner, died this morning. He was ill several weeks. Mr. Durkin was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Besides his widow, the former Julia Sullivan, he leaves three daughters; Mrs. Marie Cooper, Frostburg, Catherine and Colletta and four sons; William, Joseph, Michael and John, at home. He was a brother of Mrs Michael Nolan Frostburg, and Mrs. p. F. Drum, Eckhart.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 5, 1938 - pg 9, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010


 



 

DURKIN, Mrs. Julia G. Sullivan

ECKHART — Mrs. Julia G. Durkin, 73, of here died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where she was a patient since Monday. She had been in failing health for the past six months. Born in Pekin, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (McGuire) Sullivan. Her husband, Joseph Durkin, preceded her in death. A son, Joseph Durkin Jr., died ten days before her. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Cooper, Chardin, Ohio; Mrs. Rudolph Vizza, and Mrs. Donald Emerick, both of Eckhart; three sons, John Durkin, and William Durkin, both of Eckhart, and Michael Durkin, Chardin; two brothers, Patrick Sullivan. South Euclid, Ohio, and Michael Sullivan of Eckhart; one sister, Mrs. George Fisher, Westernport; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p. m. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 17, 1962 - pg 28, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010


 



 


DURKIN, Miles


Frostburg. Sept. 30—Miles Durkln, 78, a former resident of this city, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Richardson, Sparrows' Point, Md. The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. with Interment at Sparrows Point. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Michael T. Higgins, Homestead, Pa.; Mrs. Ellen Langlan and one brother, James Durkin, Aliquippa,. Pa.; three daughters Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs John Wagner, Sparrows PoInt. and Mrs. Roy Keck, of Pitcairn, Pa. The late Mrs. James A. McGann, of Frostburg, was a sister.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, September 30, 1937 - pg 13,col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 3, 2010


 



 

DURR, Charles Herbert

MEYERSDALE — Services for Charles Herbert Durr, 74, of here, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Elmer Ray Durr; Sand Patch, were conducted here Tuesday in the Konhaus Funeral Home with interment in Union Cemetery. Mr. Durr, a native of Piedmont, W. Va., and son of the late Frederick and Amelia (Rembold) Durr, had been in ill health the past six months. His vife, the former Sophia Slaubaugh, a native of Horseshoe Run, W. Va., died Feb 1, 1945. Among, the survivors, in addition to his son Elmer Durr, is a brother, William Durr, of this place.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 8, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)


 



 

DURR, Louis

Louis Durr, 81, of Mt. Savage Road, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted Sunday. He had been ill two weeks. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Durr was a son of the late Frederick and Amelia (Rembold) Durr. His wife, the former Rebecca Miller, died in 1937. He held membership in Frostburg Brethren Church. Survivors are six sons, Ira Durr, Winchester Road; George Durr, Finzel Road; William G. and Graydon Durr, Cresaptown; Daniel Durr, Sykesville, and Manson Durr, Rawlings; and three daughters, Mrs. Robert McKenzie, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Mrs. Raymond Miller, Finzel Road; Mrs. William Conner, Mt. Savage Road, with whom he resided. He also leaves two brothers, William and Charles Durr, Meyersdale, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Yutzy, this city; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Conner residence. Services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. in Frostburg Brethren Church by Rev. O. F. Bowman. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURR, Mrs. Rebecca E.

Lonaconing, Md., Nov. 2 - Mrs. Rebecca E. Durr, 62, died early today at her home at Finzel, Md. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Johnson church in Garrett county, with the Rev. Newton D. Cosner, Westernport, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Burial will be in the Miller family cemetery in Pennsylvania, near her home. The surviving children are Ira, William and Mansen Durr, Cresaptown, Md.; George, Graydon, Grace, Daniel and Marthena Durr, Finzel; and Mrs. Anna McKenzie, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 2, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


 



 

DURR, William

Meyersdale - William Durr, 80, a retired farmer, died yesterday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Irvin Engle, following a lingering illness. A native of Somerset County, Mr. Durr was a son of the late Fred and Amelia (Rembold) Durr. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home after 2 p. m. today. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a..m. with Rev. L. Collins Defibaugh, pastor of the Reformed Church, in charge. Interment will be Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 20, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURRETT, William A.

Mr Wm A Durrett, one of the best known railroad men in South Cumberland, was killed at 3:15 yesterday afternoon at Altamont, a short distance east of Deer Park, Md.  Mr Durrett, who was a conductor on fast freight trainsman the third division, was returning in charge of a heavy freight train from Grafton. He stopped at Altamont according to the rules of the railroad and went to the telephone at the station to obtain an order to move his train down the mountain.  When he left the office from which he telephoned he started to walk up the westbound track toward the caboose of his train.  He failed to observe the approach of a passenger train No 55 and was caught by its engine, hurled form the track and killed almost instantly.  The body was taken on the No 55 to Grafton and will be brought to his home in South Cumberland on train No 6 today. 
Mr Durrett was 67 years old and was a native of W Va.  He had been in the service of the B&O some forty years and in a short time would have been placed on the retired list.  For many years Mr Durrett lived at Keyser W Va.  He moved to Cumberland about 14 years ago and built a home on Grand Ave, near Fifth St.  Mr Durrett was exceedingly popular with the railroad men, and was a much respected citizen.  He had been a thrifty, industrious man all his life and had accumulated quite a valuable estate.  He was twice married and is survived by a widow and seven children.
His first wife died several years ago, and in 1911 he married his second wife, Mrs Haley, a widow of Martinsburg, who survives him.  The surviving children, all of the first marriage are:  Mrs M Schaidt, of this city; Mrs Gertrude Looms, of Buffalo NY; Mr James Durrett, of Russell KY; Messrs James C, Roy P, Alfred G and Miss Annie Durrett at home.  The funeral arrangement have not been made.  Mr Durrett left his home here Thurs morning for duty at 10:50.  He took a train westward to Grafton and was on his home run when killed.
–Cumb News July 20, 1912
Cumberland News, July 20, 1912
Posted July 17, 2010

DURRETT, William A.

The funeral of Mr William Durrett, the well known B&O conductor, who was killed at Altamont Fri, took place yesterday morning at 9:30 from his home on Grand Ave.  Services were conducted by Rev A Lee Barrett, at Trinity M E Church south.  The burial service was read and a short eulogy of the deceased was delivered.  A special car conveyed the Masonic fraternity to the home and these in company with the order of  Railroad Conductors had charge of the funeral.  The deceased was a member of the Davis Lodge of Masons of Keyser and the pallbearers were chosen from that lodge.  The remains were conveyed to Rose Hill cemetery, where Mr  G Shoemaker, Worshipful master of Ohr Lodge, conducted the Masonic rites.  The pall bearers were:  Oscar A Cosner; D T Greenwade, A W Coffroth, J G Koelz, Thos Johnson, W W Long, Dr W J Keolz, C F Bashore, all of Davis Lodge of Masons.  –Cumb News of 24th
Keyser Tribune, August 2, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



DURST, Mrs. Alice Beatrice Garlitz/Crowe
 
SWANTON — Alice Beatrice "Beatty" Durst, 92, of Swanton, formerly of Frostburg, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oakland. Born Dec. 7, 1918, at Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie M. (Robinson) Garlitz. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Everett Durst, Sept. 17, 1982; her adoptive parents, Thomas J. and Mary E. Crowe; seven brothers, Berman Garlitz, Francis Garlitz, Melvin Garlitz, Denzil Crowe, Glenn Crowe, Ray Crowe, Lee Crowe; and four sisters, Ida Hetz, Elnora Minnick, Cordelia Durst and Pearl Garlitz. Mrs. Durst was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Grantsville. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Beeghly and husband Ron, Swanton. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident (McHenry), on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Wanda Lester officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News, October 1, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2011




DURST, Mrs. Anna Belle Broadwater

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Anna Belle Durst, 70, of Star Route, died yesterday in her home. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dorcas (Broadwater) Broadwater. She was a member of Laughlin Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, Gerry Durst; three daughters, Mrs. Grace May Bittinger and Mrs. Gladys Marie Guthrie, both of here; Mrs. Florence Shuck, Meyersdale; four brothers, James Broadwater, Edward Broadwater and Albert Broadwater, all of here, Jack Broadwater, Accident; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hare, Swanton; Mrs. Oma Broadwater, here; Mrs. Lucinda Wilt, Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, August

August Durst, Garrett Co., brother of Mr. Lloyd Durst, of this place, met with a fatal accident Thursday. Mr. Durst was mending his roof, and while carrying up a bale of shingles, he accidentally slipped and fell to the ground, the heavy bale striking him on the head. The wound inflicted was so bad that the unfortunate man died two hours after the accident. Mr. Durst was buried at 10 o'clock this morning. The unfortunate man is well known here, having been a weekly caller in town on business, and his untimely death is mourned by a host of friends.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, October 27, 1906
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Baine

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning from the home for Baine Durst, 22, who was kicked by a horse late Wednesday afternoon, while he was taking the animal to water, at the farm home of his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kamp. He died at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Saturday afternoon. He was born at Grantsville. His father was the late Frank Durst. He was a graduate of the Grantsville High School and had been called for selective service duty in the U. S. Army, and was preparing to leave within the next few days. Other survivors are two half-sisters, Sara and Martha Kamp, a half-brother, William Kamp. Rev. A. A. Monn will officiate and interment will be in the Grantsville cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
[Baine's full name was Baine Warnick Durst, and his mother was Bessie Warnick, 1893-1975]



 

DURST, Cecil O.

WESTERNPORT — Cecil O. Durst, 71, of 1165 Rhodes Avenue, Akron, died Monday in Akron General Hospital of injuries sustained in a four-car accident last Saturday in Akron. Born in New Germany, Garrett County, he was a son of the late William F. and Alice (Bancord) Durst. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Durst; two sons, Horace Durst and Charles Durst, both of Akron; a step-son, John Drake, Dayton, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel Gillitly and Mrs. Freda Schawn, both of California; a sister, Mrs. Berrell Poland, Luke; and eight grandchildren. Services and interment were conducted in Akron.
The Cumberland News, May 2, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

 



 

DURST, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Durst, 74, died at his home in New Germany, Md., Sunday afternoon at 1:30, of paralysis. He was born at New Germany May 9, 1875. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora McKenzie Durst, and the following children: Raymond and Lawrence Durst, Grantsville; Everett Durst, Frostburg; Mrs. Joseph Britt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Scott Wilhelm, Lonaconing, and by 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Reformed Church at New Germany, the Rev. Ira S. Monn officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, June 30, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DURST, Charles Russell Sr

OAKLAND - Charles Russell Durst, 77, of Mt. Lake Park, died Wednesday in Baltimore where he had been visiting a son, Wendell Durst, for the past six weeks. Born at New Germany, he was a son of the late Francis and Alice (Bankard) Durst. He held membership in Crellin Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviving, besides his son, are two brothers, Cecil and John Durst, both of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Poland, Luke, and Mrs. Frank Stephens, Westernport, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home here where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Rev. W. Shelby Welthall will officiate, and burial will be in Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012





DURST, Cpl. Charles R. Jr

Cpl. Charles R. Durst, of Baltimore, formerly of Oakland, was killed in Germany April 19. Cpl. Durst was the son of Mr. Russell Durst of Baltimore, formerly of Oakland and Crellin. He has been in the Army three years and overseas since February 1944. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Wendell Durst, on duty with the Air Corps in India. Mr. Durst was a newphew of Mrs. Burrell Poland and of Mrs. Frank Stephens of Tri-Towns.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


DURST, Cpl. Charles R. Jr

OAKLAND, Jan. 1 — Services for Cpl. Charles Durst, who was killed in action at Haselhorst, Germany, April 19, 1945, will be held from the Bolden Funeral Home Thursday by Rev. R. E. Hlller, pastor of Bethel Methodist Church. The body will arrive Tuesday and will be taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Myrtle A. Durst, Mt. Lake Park, where it will remain until the service. Interment will be in the Ashby Cemetery, Crellin. Cpl. Durst was born at Crellin April 11, 1916. He entered the service in April, 1942. Before being sent overseas he received his training at Fort Meade; Fort Knox, Ky.; Camp Cook, Calif.; Camp Forrest, Tenn.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Pine Camp, N. Y. His war service began during the invasion of southern France. Surviving are his father, Charles R. Durst, Sr., Crellin, his mother, and a brother, Wendell W. Durst.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 2, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012



 

DURST, Mrs. Cordella Garlitz

Grantsville - Mrs. Cordella G. Durst, 56, widow of Raymond Durst, died last night at her home near here. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Robeson) Garlitz. Mrs. Durst was a member of New Germany United Church of Christ. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Willis and Kenneth Durst, both of Grantsville; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Oester, Grantsville; three brothers, Melvin and Francis Garlitz, both of Frostburg, and Herman Garlitz, Mt. Savage; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Durst, Frostburg; Mrs. Ida Hetz, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Elnora Minnick, Finzel, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the New Germany Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Warren Bates, and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 19, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Dallas A.

GRANTSVILLE - Dallas A. Durst, 58, died yesterday at Miners Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in New Germany, he was a son of Mrs. Elizabeth (Miller) Durst and the late Henry F. Durst. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beulah (Hare) Durst; two sons, Melvin and Dwayne Durst, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Umbel, Takoma Park; two brothers, Sylvan Durst, Anaheim, Calif., and Wayne Durst, here. He was a member of Grantsville Methodist Church and a past president of the Methodist Men of the church. The body is at the Newman 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 2 p.m. Rev. Emory McGraw and Rev. Frank Johnson will officiate and interment will be in New Germany Methodist Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 12, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 


DURST, Mrs. Della E. Broadwater

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Della E. Durst, 91, died Monday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (Duckworth) Broadwater, and was the widow of Marshall Durst. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Harold Durst, here; a sister, Miss Bertha Broadwater, Lonaconing; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman 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 2 p.m. Mrs. Sadie Triplett will officiate and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 11, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Dora H. McKenzie

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Dora H. Durst, 85, daughter of the late Sadris and Annie (Chaney) McKenzie, died at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, yesterday. She was born at Avilton, May 4, 1881. Her husband was the late Charles Durst. Surviving are three sons, Raymond and Lawrence Durst, here, and Everett Durst, Frostburg; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Britt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Laura Wilhelm, Lonaconing; one sister, Mrs. Mary Cochran; Salisbury, Pa.; one brother, Raymond McKenzie, Lonaconing; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. Interment will be in New Germany Cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 22, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2011


 



 

DURST, Dewey G.

HOPWOOD, Pa. — Dewey G. Durst, 67, died Friday at Uniontown Hospital. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late George and Lulu (Fauzy) Durst and was a retired Pennsylvania State Roads Commission employe. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, Uniontown. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anne (Chaney) Durst; three sons, Darrell and Roy Durst, both of here; and James Durst, Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Veda Edwards, Nottingham, Pa.; Mrs. Norma Jalas, Newberry, Ohio, and Mrs. Jane Kraynak, Uniontown; three brothers, Howard Durst, Cumberland; James Durst, Frostburg and Lee Durst, Bonifay, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Moore, Baltimore; Mrs. Virlen Stevens, Frostburg, and Mrs. Rosella Tomlinson, Frostburg, and 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Uniontown where services will be held today.
The Cumberland News, February 5, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DURST, Elmer Clyde

GRANTSVILLE - Elmer Clyde Durst, 56, died in Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, yesterday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asa Durst. Surviving are a son, Bruce Durst, Frostburg; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Snoeberger, Cresaptown; two brothers, Sherman, Lonaconing, and Wilbert Durst, Grantsville; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Harden, Morantown; Mrs. Elsie Bach, Mrs. Stella Layman and Mrs. Ethel Cutter, all of Grantsville, and Mrs. Mabel Harden, Midland, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev Harold McClay. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 31, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 23, 2012




DURST, Mrs. Eulah E. Hare

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Eulah E. Durst, 59, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Jennings, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Martha (Bowers) Hare, and was the widow of Dallas Durst. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Melvin Durst, here, and Duane Durst, Boynton, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Umbel, Friendsville; a brother, Karl Hare, here; a sister. Mrs. Martha Fazenbaker, Meyersdale, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Monday at 1 p.m. George Sutton will officiate, and interment will be in New Germany United Methodist Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 12, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 

DURST, Floyd H.

GRANTSVILLE — Floyd H. Durst, 80, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Garrett County, he was a son of the late William H. and Georgia (Custer) Durst. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Edna (Long) Durst; a son, John W. Durst; a stepson, Harry J. Murray, and a sister, Mrs. Sydney Setzer, all of here; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ with Rev. Larry Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church memorial fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 

DURST, George

Frostburg, March 8 - George Durst, 16, son of Mrs. Lulu and the late George Durst, dropped dead yesterday, 2:30 p.m. in front of the post office. After collapsing on Main street, the boy was taken to Miners' Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Death was attributed to a heart attack by Dr. Linne Corson, deputy state medical examiner. Young Durst had quit Beall High School last year, as a freshman. He had been employed at odd jobs in the city. Besides his mother, he leaves three sisters and five brothers. The body was taken to the family home where friends and relatives will be received.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


 

DURST, George J.

SPRINGS, Pa. — George J. Durst, 74, of Fort Hill, died Saturday in Meyersdale Community Hospital after a long illness. Born in Somerset County, he was a son of the late Edward and Charlotte (Cramer) Durst. Surviving are his widow, Sarah E. (Turney) Durst; a son, Glenn Durst, Fort Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Garna Niner, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Viola Meyers, Berlin; two brothers, Russell 0. Durst, Midland, Md., and Claude R. Durst, Chesterland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Durst, Midland; 11 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Listenburg by Rev. Lester Rudisill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, and will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




DURST, Mrs. H. Elizabeth Miller

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. H. Elizabeth Durst, 86, of here, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born at New Germany, she was a daughter of the late George G. and Margaret (Crowe) Miller and was the widow of Henry F. Durst. Mrs. Durst was a member of Grantsville Unnited Methodist Church and the WSCS. Surviving are two sons, Sylvan Durst, Indio, Calif., and Wayne Durst, of here; two brothers, Harry Q. Durst, of here, and George G. Durst, Keyser; a sister, Mrs. Dessie Layman, of here; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Grantsville United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Lovejoy. Burial will be in New Germany Methodist Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Grantsville Methodist Church Building Fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 23, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


DURST, Harrison

Grantsville, Md., Dec. 15 — Funeral services for Harrison Durst, 19, who died Sunday midnight at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, were conducted yesterday morning from the Springs Mennonite Church by Rev. Roy Otto. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Durst, near here, and several brothers and sisters.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 15, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011

 


DURST, Harry

JENNINGS — Harry Durst, 68, of here, died last night at his home, several hours after making a regular visit to a physician. He had been in failing health for some time. A son of the late Henry and Barbara (Hare) Durst, he was a native of Jennings. He was born March 4, 1893. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel (Platter) Durst; three sons, Garland, Clark, and Carl Durst, all of here; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Beitzel, Mrs. Imogene Resh, Mrs. Beulah Glotfelty and Miss Wanda Durst, all of Jennings; three sisters, Mrs. Katie Broadwater, Mrs. Delia Fazenbaker, and Mrs. Anna Bittinger; 23 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Durst was a member of the Methodist Church here, where services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Emory McGraw. Burial will be in Bittinger Cemetery. Mr. Durst was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 28, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011 



DURST, Harry C.

GRANTSVILLE — Harry C. Durst, 57, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home. Born in Grantsville he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucinda (Figgy) Durst. Mr. Durst was employed at Casselman Motor Company since 1927 and drove a school bus for the company the past 36 years. He was a member of Jennings Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Bittinger) Durst; two daughters, Karen and Geni Durst, at home; two brothers, Henry L. Durst, here, and William S. Durst, Garrett, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Edna Anderson, Largo, Fla., and two grandchildren. The body is at the residence. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Emory McGraw. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 30, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Helen Florence Housel

Grantsville, Jan. 22 - Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Florence Durst, wife of William S. Durst, who died Sunday in Hilda McGilvery Hospital in Meyersdale, Pa., where she underwent a major operation last Wednesday, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Housel, of Keystone Street, Meyersdale. Burial will be in Meyersdale cemetery. Born in Meyersdale, Mrs. Durst resided in Grantsville for two years before moving to the home of her parents when her husband was called into the Army. She married Mr. Durst, son of Lucinda Durst of Grantsville and the late Elisha B. Durst on November 27, 1941, in St. John's Reform Church, here. Surviving besides her husband and parents are a brother, Harold Housel, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Austin, both of Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 22, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Henry F.

GRANTSVILLE — Henry F. Durst, 83, died Thursday evening in the Cuppett Nursing Home in Oakland where, he had been a patient two years. Born in New Germany on April 22, 1880, he was a son of the late Augustus and Nancy (McKenzie) Durst. Besides his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Miller) Durst, he is survived by three sons, Sylvan Durst, California, Dallas and Wayne Durst, both of Grantsville; three brothers, George Durst, Cumberland; Delbert and Marshall Durst, both of Grantsville, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Durst was a life-long member of the Grantsville Methodist Church where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST with Rev. Emory McGraw officiating. Interment will be in the New Germany Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold, Gideon, Glenn, Paul, William and Melvin Durst. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 12, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



DURST, Henry L.

GRANTSVILLE - Henry L. Durst, 61, died Tuesday in Meyersdale (Pa.) Community Hospital. Mr. Durst had been a member of the Grantsvile Volunteer Fire Company since 1927 and served as fire chief for over 30 years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ. In 1956, he was named "Man of the Year" by the Rotary Club and was also a member of WOW. A native of Grantsville, he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucinda (Figgi) Durst. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eveline (Fazenbaker) Durst; a brother, William S. Durst, Garrett, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Anderson, Largo, Fla. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. V. R. Gillum and Rev. Samuel Lobach officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the United Church of Christ Building Fund.
The Cumberland News, October 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011
 



DURST, Homer F.

Salisbury, Pa., March 30 - Homer F. Durst, aged 35, died Saturday at his home in Elk Lick Township, where he had been ill for three months. Mr. Durst was a son of Charles and Margaret (Yommer) Durst and was born in Somerset county. Surviving are his parents, his widow, Mrs. Mabel Durst, and three children, Robert, Helen, Luke and Joan Durst, all at home. He was a brother of Mrs. Lester Opel of Salisbury. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Salisbury Lutheran Church by Rev. S. D. Sigler. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2012


DURST, Mrs. Ida Mae, nee Durst

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Ida Mae Durst, 72, wife of Emanuel Durst, RT 4, Grantsville, died last night at her home. She had been in ill health for five years. A native of Grantsville, she was born in 1888, a daughter of the late William and Emma (Spiker) Durst. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Springs. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles and Lester Durst, both of Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Melda Cochran and Mrs. Delores Sisler both of Grantsville, and Mrs. Merwin Graham, Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Alvin Bittinger, Berlin, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. George Fazenbaker, Accident, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here. The body will be taken to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 25, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


DURST, Jack Edward

Jack Edward Durst, 66, of Hillside Dr., Middletown, VA and formerly of Romney, died Saturday, July 2, at the Winchester Medical Center, in Virginia.
He was born December 18, 1927 in Preston County, a son of the late
George W, and Nellie Agnes Beatty Durst.
He retired as a corporal of the Romney detachment of the WV State Police having 24 years of service to the force.
He attended the Romney First Baptist Church and served three years with the Army Air Corp during World War II and one year in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Association of State Troopers. He was a 1953 graduate of the WV State Police Academy.
Surviving arc his wife, Pauline Snyder Durst; a son, Curtis Edward Durst, Keyser; and a daughter, Kaycee Durst Lichliter, Middletown, two grandchildren and one step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, George W. Durst, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at the Browning Funeral Home with Rev. Allison Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, with graveside rites by the WV State Police Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be retired State Troopers P.G. Kimbel, John Fulks.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; July 6, 1994
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010




DURST, Sp.4 John Bernard

KEYSER - The body of Army Specialist 4 John Bernard Durst, 29, who was killed in the fighting in Vietnam May 31, has been returned to the Rogers Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Thursday. Sp. 4 Durst had resided in the Romney area but had moved to the Sunny Acre Trailer Court, RD 1, Ridgeley, shortly before going to Vietnam. Born in Keyser, he was the son of Bessie (Houdersheldt) Durst, Martinsburg, and the late Lester F. Durst. Besides his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Lester B. Durst, Martinsburg; James F. Durst, Hagerstown; Douglas Durst, Moundsville, and Wendell Durst, Herndon, Va., and three sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Markel, Akron, Ohio; Miss Virginia Durst, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Betty J. Hughes, Ridgeley. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Queens Point Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


DURST, Jonas J.

FROSTBURG — Jonas J. Durst, 90, prominent in business circles here since he founded the Frostburg Furniture and Undertaking Company in 1904, died at 4 o'clock this morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, as the result of complications resulting from injuries sustained in a fall at his home on East Main Street here April 20. He was admitted to the hospital two days later. Mr. Durst was born in Garrett County August 24, 1857, a son of the late Jeremiah and Elizabeth Beachey Durst. His parents were pioneer residents of Garrett County. He came here in 1889 to work as a cabinet-maker for the late C. F. Nickel, and was married to Sally Wright Layman on December 28, 1892. Mr. Durst was a member of the council of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and one of the first members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in this city. Surviving are Mrs. Durst, two sons, Joseph R. and John L. Durst, both of Frostburg, and three daughters, Mrs. William A. Gunter, Cumberland; Mrs. Benjamin Thomas, and Miss Anna E. Durst, both of Frostburg. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. The body is at the residence. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2011



 

DURST, Mrs. Josina R. Bucklew

Barton - Mrs. Josina R. Durst, 68, wife of Windom Durst, died Saturday night at her home here following an illness of five years. Mrs. Durst was born in TUnnelton, W. Va., a daughter of John E. R. Bucklew and the late Martha (Shaffer) Bucklew. She had resided here 52 years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Frostburg. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emanuel Bittner, Finzel; a brother, Sheridan Bucklew, Gilmore; and her stepmother, Mrs. John Bucklew, Barton. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by O. B. Gerhart. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 1, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2010


 



 

DURST, Lawrence A.

GRANTSVILLE — Lawrence A. Durst, 65, of Star Route, Grantsville, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at New Germany, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Dora (McKenzie) Durst. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ at New Germany. Mr. Durst's first wife, Edna P. (Wilhelm) Durst, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Emma G. (Beachy) Durst; a son, Tech Sgt. Homer A. Durst, Highland, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Verda Barren, New Breighton, and Mrs. Dorothy Hockenberry, Gladesville, W. Va.; two brothers, Raymond C., of here, and Everett Durst, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Britt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Laura Wilhelm, Lonaconing; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, June 15, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010





DURST, Lawrence D.
 
SALISBURY - Lawrence D. Durst, 67, died Friday in the Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Elk Lick Township April 4, 1895, he was a son of the late Silas and Elizabeth (Yommer) Durst. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. (Mort) Durst died June 1, 1962. Mr. Durst was a veteran of World War I and was a charter member of the Salisbury American Legion. He had been employed in the B&O Railroad Company Shops in Cumberland for 16 years and was a member of the B&O Brotherhood. He is survived by two sons, Donald L. Durst of LaVale, and Manford L. Durst, Salisbury; a stepson, John H. Oester, of RD 1, Salisbury; two daughters, Mrs. Madeline Reckner, RD 1, Salisbury and Mrs. Katherine Bruno, Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Ernest Durst and Francis Durst, both of RD 1, Salisbury; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Keefer, RD 1, Salisbury, and seven grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and interment will be in the Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thomas Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 22, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012


 

DURST, Lee R.

FROSTBURG - Lee R. Durst, 72, of Bonifay, Fla., and formerly of Frostburg, died Tuesday in Bonifay. Surviving are his widow, Carrie (Robinson) Durst; three sons, Robert Durst, South Daytona Beach, Fla.; William Durst, Pontiac, Mich., and James Durst, Hagerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia DeVore, here, and Mrs. Jo Ann Josey, Bonifay; two brothers, Howard Durst, Cumberland, and Thomas Durst, here; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Tomilson, Ridgeley; Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Frostburg, and Mrs. Hazel Moore, Baltimore. Service and interment will be Friday in Bonifay.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 15, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Leroy

Leroy Durst, 53, died of a heart attack at his home in Akron, O., Tuesday, December 31. Funeral services were held in the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Manchester Road, on Friday, Jan. 3, Rev. J. Wolfe, pastor, officiating. Interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Akron. Mr. Durst, the youngest son of the late Augustus and Nancy (McKenzie) Durst was born at New Germany, Garrett County, Md. He resided in Akron, O., for 37 years and successfully conducted a mercantile business at Clinton, O. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Arlene, wife of Jack Hart, Akron and one son, Herschel Durst, in the United States Service in Columbus, O. Surviving are four brothers, Henry, Delbert and Marshall Durst, Grantsville, and George D. Durst, Cumberland; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Wagner, Akron, O., and Mrs. Carrie Garlitz, Avilton, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Durst, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Durst, Marshall, Delbert and Blaine Durst, of Grantsville and Mr. and Mrs. George Durst of Cumberland attended the funeral of their kinsman.
Meyersdale Republican, January 9, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Lucinda Figgie

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Lucinda (Figgie) Durst, 88, died yesterday morning at her home here. She had been ill a month. She was born in Grantsville July 24, 1868, a daughter of the late Henry and Sophia (Hiffer) Figgie. Surviving are three sons, Henry L. Durst, with whom she resided; Harry D. Durst, of RD Grantsville, and William Durst, Garrett, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Anderson, Universal, Pa.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of Grantsville Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Women's Guild. A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Grantsville Evangelical Reformed Church. Rev. Clarence Whetstone, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Margaret M. nee Durst

Grantsville - Mrs. Margaret M. Durst, 49, of near Grantsville, died yesterday at her home. Born in McHenry, she was a daughter of Nellie (Beeman) Durst and the late John Durst. She was a member of the Laughlin Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Durst; one son, Kenneth R. Durst, Grantsville; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Meyers, Somerset; three brothers, John Durst and Frank Durst, Grantsville; and Harry Durst, Swanton; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Spiker and Mrs. Mary Warnick, Grantsville; Mrs. Lillie Faivre, Cleveland, and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Evelyn Bowman. Interment will be in the Durst Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 10, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 


DURST, Pvt. Marshall O.

Grantsville, Md., May 10 - Mr. and Mrs. William Durst, near Avilton, received word their son, Pvt. Marshall O. Durst, 24, died April 23, in England from a gunshot wound. Pvt. Durst, a graduate of Grantsville High School 1935, was inducted into the armed service May 1941 and was stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and at camps in Florida and Texas. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and Camp No. 41, Woodmen of the World. Besides his parents, Pvt. Durst is survived by a brother, Russell, Baltimore, and four sisters, Anna Durst, Cumberland; Mrs. Ira Stark, Riverdale; Mrs. Ronald Garlitz, Baltimore, and Mrs. James Turner, Grantsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011
 



DURST, Mrs. Mary Schroyer

Mrs. Mary Schroyer Durst, wife of Josiah Durst, died at her home near Grantsville Monday morning. She was aged 67 years and the cause of death was a heart attack. Mrs. Durst is survived by her husband and nine children: Mrs. Nancy Durst, Walter, Bruce and Emmanuel Durst, Grantsville; Mrs. Viola Folk, Mrs. Catherine Keyser, Leroy Durst and Solomon Durst, all of Boswell, Pa., and Mrs. Alta Barnhart, of Akron, O.; also by four sisters, 41 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 15, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 23, 2012


DURST, Mrs. Mary Edith Mort
 
SALISBURY, Pa.- Mrs. Mary Edith Durst, 65, died Friday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Garrett County, Md., December 14, 1896, she was a daughter of John A. and Mary (McColsky) Mort. Twice married, her first husband, John H. Oster, died in a World War I campaign. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence D. Durst; three sons, John H. Oster, Salisbury; Donald L. Durst, LaVale, and Manford Durst, Salisbury; two daughters, Mrs. Madeline E. Reckner, Salisbury, and Mrs. Dorothy K. Bruno, Washington, D. C.; one sister, Mrs. Lorena Durst, RD Salisbury, and two brothers, Ernest Mort, Salisbury and Harry Mort, Coopersville, Pa. Mrs. Durst was a member of American Legion and Firemen's Auxiliaries and St. John's Lutheran Church. Services were conducted this afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church and burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012



DURST, Menoah J.

Frostburg, Md., Sept. 11 — The funeral of Menoah J. Durst, aged 65, brother of Jonas Durst, local furniture dealer, who died at his home in Bittinger, Maryland, early yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Bittinger Lutheran church. Mr Durst was unmarried and resided with his only other brother, Ira Durst, operating a large farm in that locality. He had been ill for some time past and only recently was dismissed from the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 11, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012



DURST, Mrs. Nellie Mary Hetz
 
Mrs. Nellie Mary Durst, 87, of 562 National Highway, LaVale, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (George) Hetz, and was the widow of Wilbur T. Durst. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. Surviving are a son, Russell C. Durst, Barton; four daughters, Miss Anna C. Durst, LaVale, with whom she resided; Mrs. Jennie B. Stark, Avilton; Mrs. Ethel D. Garlitz, Baltimore, and Mrs. Laura D. Turner, Grantsville; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville, 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 Mrs. Sadie Triplett officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Mt. Zion Church memorial fund.
The Cumberland News, July 21, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 7, 2012



DURST, Norman Bernard

Norman Bernard Durst, 50, of Long; Stretch, Star Route, Frostburg, died early today at his home. A farmer most of his life, he had been in ill health several years. A native of Sutton, Md., he was a son of the late Michael W. and Sara C. (Layman) Durst. Mr. Durst was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Surviving are four brothers, Piercy, Sheridan, Charles and George Durst, the latter with whom he resided, all of Star Route, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Wilford Warne, also of Star Route, and several nieces and nephews. The body will be at the residence of George Durst after 7 p. m. today. Services will be conducted there Friday at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Emory McGraw, pastor of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


DURST, Mrs. Ora V. Crowe

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Ora V. Durst, 72, Star Route, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital where she had been admitted January 25. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ellen (Warne) Crowe. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church. Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Durst, and a sister Mrs. Henry Michael, Star Route. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home by Rev. Paul H. Lovejoy. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2011


 

DURST, Piercy V.

FROSTBURG — Piercy V. Durst, 74, of RD, Frostburg, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, here. Born in Avilton, he was a son of the late Wesley and Sarah (Layman) Durst. Mr. Durst is survived by two brothers, Charles and George Durst, both of Frostburg, and a sister, Mrs. Lulu Warne, Frostburg. The body is in the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Robert Moxley officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, September 22, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


 

DURST, Mrs. Rosetta Duckworth

LONACONING—Funeral services for Mrs. Rosetta Durst, 78, widow of William Durst, Gilmore, who died yesterday morning after an illness of five years, will be held Thursday afternoon in Grace Methodist Church, Midland. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Moscow. A native of Lonaconing, Mrs. Durst was a daughter of the late Aaron and Mary Ellen Duckworth. Her husband died 22 years ago. Surviving are a son, James W. Durst, Eldon, Iowa; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Folk, Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Lilly Getson, and Mrs. Naomi Whiteman, both of Lonaconing; and Mrs. Ida Blubaugh, Gilmore. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Blubaugh home in Gilmore.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 20, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Russell Owen

MIDLAND — Russell Owen (Sam) Durst, 69, died yesterday at his home. A native of Maple Glen, Pa. he was a son of the late Edward B. and Charlotte (Kramer) Durst. He was a retired Celanese Fibers Company employe and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Addison Township, Maple Glen, Pa. Surviving are his widow, Elsie Boyer Durst; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Kaucic, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Charlotte Winters, East Lake, Ohio; three sons, Frank Durst, Newaho, Mich.; James Durst, Cumberland, and Jack Durst, Cleveland; a brother, Claude Durst, Salisbury, Pa. 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home in Lonaconing vhere friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. It will then be taken to the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Addison, Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Blane Rinker and Rev. James Bramer will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark, Floyd, Roy and Glenn Durst, Don and Irvin Fallinger.
The Cumberland News, January 4, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 14, 2009


 

DURST, Mrs. Ruth Robertson
 
Frostburg - Mrs. Ruth Durst, 59, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 1990, at the Avondale Convalescent Home following a lingering illness.  Born in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Markle and Viola (Zinn) Robertson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Durst, and one son.  She is survived by two daughters, Diane Brock and Donna Williams, and one son, David Durst, all of Pontiac, Mich.; three brothers, Wayne Robertson and Richard Robertson, Frostburg; and Joseph Robertson, Baltimore; and six grandchildren  Interment was in Ottaway Park Cemetery, Clarkston, Mich.
Born 12 May 1931
about 16 August 1990 (no publication noted)
(Courtesy of Marilyn Robertson/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 3, 2012





DURST, Samuel Lester

Samuel Lester Durst, 65, Baltimore, died in the Church Home Hospital there where he had been a patient five days. A native of Garrett County, he was a son of the late George W. and Lulu (Fauzey) Durst. Mr. Durst was a retired employe of Bethlehem Steel Company and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include four brothers, Dewey Durst, Uniontown; Lee Durst, Bonifay, Fla.; Howard Durst, Bedford Road, and James W. Durst, Frostburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Moore, Baltimore; and Mrs. Virlen Stevens and Mrs. Tomlinson, Frostburg. The body will be at the Silcox Funeral Residence tomorrow at 11 a.m. when a service will be conducted by Rev. Emory McGraw, pastor of Zion Methodist Church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Garrett County.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 5, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


 

DURST, Mrs. Sara Catherine Layman

Grantsville, Md., April 18 - Mrs. Sara Catherine (Layman) Durst, 74, widow of M. Wesley Durst, died Wednesday night at her home, near Avilton. Born at Shade Mills, where her ancestors had lived on a farm for 200 years, she was a daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Poleman) Layman. Surviving are eight sons, Marshall and Ira Durst, Chicago; Harry Durst, Johnstown; Charles Durst, Long Stretch, and Pierce, Sheridan, George and Norman Durst, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lacy Steele, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Lulu Warne, at home; four brothers; Lewis and Marx Layman, Jennings; Richard Layman, Grantsville, and Albert Layman, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Mulligan, Cumberland, and Mrs. Linnie Chaney, Avilton, and ten grandchildren. Mrs. Durst was a member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 18, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Sarah E. Turney

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Sarah E. Durst, 87, of Mt. Airy, formerly of here, died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born in Addison Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Suzanne (Shoemaker) Turney. Her husband, George J. Durst, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Hill. Surviving are one son Glenn Durst, Fort Hill, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Garna Walker, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. Viola Meyers, Mt. Airy; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Church, with Rev. McCurtis Allison officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
The Cumberland News, September 30, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 5, 2010


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Susan Margaret Crowe

Frostburg, March 15 - A patient in Miners' Hospital since last Thursday following a paralytic stroke, Mrs. Susan Durst, 88, widow of Winfield Durst, died last night. Mrs. Durst resided at the Layman Farm near Grahamtown for the past four years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two brothers, Walter Crowe, LaVale, and "Bub" Crowe, Carlos, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have not been announced.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 15, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 

DURST, Mrs. Vera A. Baker

The investigation of the death of Mrs. Vera A. Durst, 38, of Keyser Ridge, who was found early Monday evening in a wooded area in Garrett County after being missing since August 29, is continuing today. Authorities are waiting reports of an autopsy which was performed after her partially decomposed body was located about half a mile from her home. Services for the mother of six children were scheduled yesterday afternoon in the Grantsville Cemetery in charge of Rev. David Fetter. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Jennings Lutheran Church by Rev. Mr. Fetters. Meanwhile residents of Garrett County and nearby Pennsylvania communities contributed clothing and food to the family, according to Tfc. L. E. Dunton of the State Police, who said a truckload of goods was taken to the Durst home. Donald Newman of Grantsville headed the drive. Mrs. Durst, who was born in the Grantsville area August 25, 1926, was a daughter of Norman and Minnie (Poleman) Baker of Grantsville. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Wilbert Durst, three sons, Kenneth, David and Donald Durst, all at home; three daughters, Carolyn, Dianna, and Vickie Durst, all at home; a brother, Floyd Baker of Grantsville, and a sister. Miss Leota Baker, also of Grantsville. She was a member of New Germany Reformed Church.
The Cumberland News, September 16, 1964
[Vera is the granddaughter of Floyd Alvin Poleman and Amanda Elizabeth Durst Poleman]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011




DURST, Vernon William

GRANTSVILLE - Vernon William Durst, 35, of Washington, died Thursday at George Washington University Hospital there following an illness of a month. Born at Jennings, he was a son of Mrs. Ida (Broadwater) Durst, Lonaconing, and the late Frederick O. Durst. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving besides his mother are his widow, Mrs. Leora (Meyers) Durst; a brother, Wilbert Durst, Accident, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Hetrick, Jennings. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grantsville Methodist Church by Rev. Emory McGraw and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by Grantsville Post 214, American Legion.
The Cumberland News, February 29, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


DURST, W. Curtis

A 46-year-old Garrett County man was killed instantly yesterday while at work at Wood Products Company in the Oakland Industrial Park. W. Curtis Durst, of RD 2, Swanton, was fatally injured about 10:45 a.m. when he was struck in the head by a piece of board while he was operating an edger at the plant. Mr. Durst was pronounced dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, where he was transported by the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad. Dr. James Feaster, medical examiner for the county, said the man was killed instantly. Born near Swanton, the victim was a son of the late William E. and Sarah P. (Castell) Durst. Surviving are four halfsisters, Mrs. Hattie Murphy, Mrs. Lois Howell, Cumberland; Mrs. Catherine McCracken, Mesa, Calif., and Mrs. E. Marie Nicklow, Oakland; two halfbrothers, Lester F. Durst, Swanton, and Vernon E. Durst, Cumberland. The body will be at the Stewart Funeral Home in Oakland, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p. m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Alva Maust officiating. Interment will be in the Broadwater Cemetery, Swanton.
The Cumberland News, April 9, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012



DURST, W. Marshall

GRANTSVILLE - W. Marshall Durst, 89, died Tuesday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of New Germany he was a son of the late Augustus and Nancy (McKenzie) Durst. He and his wife, Della (Broadwater) Durst, who survives, had been married 68 years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Also surviving are a son, M. Harold Durst, here; two brothers, Delbert Durst, here, and George Durst, Flintstone; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman 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. with Mrs. Sadie Triplett officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 4, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011 



DURST, Wilbert C.

FROSTBURG - Wilbert C. Durst, 54, was, dead on arrival Thursday at Frostburg Community Hospital. He was born in Jennings August 8, 1921, a son of the late Frederick and Ida (Broadwater) Durst. His wife, Verta (Baker) Durst, preceded him in death. Mr. Baker (sic) was a member of Jennings United Methodist Church and was employed as a construction worker. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Durst, Ellicott City; David Durst, York, Pa., and Donald Durst, Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Fazenbaker, Frostburg; Mrs. Diana Vincent, Homestead, Fla.; Miss Vicki Durst, Grantsville; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Hetrick, Jennings, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Sadie Triplett. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 27, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012


DURST, Winfield Scott

Mr. Winfield Scott Durst died at his home about eight miles west of Frostburg on Monday evening. His death was very sudden and unexpected, as he had been to Frostburg on Saturday with his team and a load of produce. The deceased was about forty-eight years of age and is survived by his wife and one daughter. The funeral took place Thursday morning from Mt. Zion Church in the presence of a very large concourse of friends. The deceased was well known here, having been a regular visitor for many years past and a large number of both friends and relatives from here attended the funeral.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, September 28, 1906
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


 



 


DURST, Willie Fry


GRANTSVILLE — Willie Fry Durst, 58, a former resident of this area, died April 6 in Akron. He was a son of the late C. C. and Etta (Bancord) Durst. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice (Raley) Durst; four sons, Walter, Homer, Carl and Richard Durst; two daughters, Misses Sarah and Elizabeth Durst; a brother, Robert Durst, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Rosen, all of Akron. Services and interment took place Monday, in Akron.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 12, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



DUVALL, Col. Daniel
 
On Monday, the 2nd inst., at his residence, Spring Dale, near the Point of Rocks, Col. Daniel Duvall, aged 58 years, 3 months and 2 days.  In him the community has lost a most industrious, intelligent, worthy, upright citizen - to many individuals, an excellent adviser and friend - the Episcopal Church an efficient and liberal supporter - his children, an affectionate, devoted and only remaining parent - and his servants a kind and benevolent master.  The large concourse at his funeral, indicated, that an estemed and important member of society, was no more.  The unrestrained tears of his servants at the grave showed him to have been one who governed more by kindness than authority - his loss in the neighborhood will not soon be forgotten - and in his household it is almost irreparable.  May the God of the fatherless be the comforter, guide and protector of his children, now doubly orphans so that after this painful life shall have ended, they may be an unbroken family in Heaven. - Frederick Examiner
Friday, 27 March 1846; Cumberland Alleganian
~Genie
Posted August 31, 2011 



DUVALL, Mrs. Mary Hamill


FROSTBURG — Mrs. Mary (Hamill) Duvall, 76, of Washington, died Monday night in Washington Center Hospital. She was a native of Frostburg, a daughter of the late T. T. B. and Anna Mary (Gerlach) Hamill. Surviving are her husband, Ernest S. Duvall; a brother, Richard Hamill, Frostburg, and a sister, Mrs. Clarence Rephann, also of Frostburg, and three nephews, William Sluss, Frostburg, Richard Rephann, New Haven, Conn., and Oliver Rephann, Severna Park. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Harold B. Wright, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, September 30, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


 


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