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LEACH, Mrs. Bridget B. Haupt
 
FROSTBURG - Bridget B. "Biddy" Leach 82, of Frostburg died Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Born April 9, 1921, in Zihlman, she was the daughter of the late Francis Haupt and Eva Ellen (Rankin) Haupt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anderson Leach, and a daughter, Gail Crowe; one brother , Joseph Francis Haupt, and by two sisters Edith Baker, and Margaret Truly. Surviving are one son, Joseph Leach, Jr., Cumberland, one daughter, Joan Resh and husband Harold, Grantsville; two sisters, Hellen Vizza, Frostburg, and Doris Mauzy, Cresaptown. Granchildren Jeffrey Leach, Jennifer Planter, Tracey Crowe, Edward Crowe, Kevin Crowe, Heather Hackett, and Holly Sanner, and six great-grandchildren, Ryan Leach, Ayla Jo Leach, Ashley Hackett, Kayla Crowe, Tyle Sanner, and Alexis Sanner, also survive. Friends will be received at Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 West Main Street, Frostburg, on Sunday November 30, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery. 
Tuesday, November 25, 2003; Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Maryland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014



LEAHY, Mrs. Emma Thompson

Frostburg, February 3 - Mrs. Emma Thompson Leahy, 63, widow of John Leahy, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home, 95 Ormond street, following a heart attack. She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Thompson of Eckhart and had lived for a time in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, here. Mrs. Leahy is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Edward Flynn, Homestead, Pa.; Mrs. James Dean, Akron, O.; and Mrs. Joseph Elrick, Frostburg; and a brother, Frank Thompson, Detroit.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 3, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 4, 2010


LEAKE, Frank E.
 
Frank E Leake, 85, Winchester Road, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born at Valle Summit, he was son of the late John and Jane (Hawthorne) Leake. His wife, Lena (Higgins) Leake preceded him in death. Mr Leake was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are four sons: Bernard Leake, Frostburg; Steele Leake, Shaft; Myles Leake, Detroit, Mich and William Leake, Akron; four daughters: Mrs Edward Grabenstein with whom he resided; Mrs George Smith, Midland; Mrs Jane Holtzman and Mrs Joseph Seib, both of Frostburg; a sister, Mrs James Piper, Frostburg; a brother, Thomas Leake, Vale Summit, 28 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, November 18, 1970, pg 2, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 28, 2013


LEAKE, John
 
LONACON1NG — John Leake, 76, died today at his Knapp's Meadow residence. Mr. Leake was born in Clay County, Ind., a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Stevenson) Leake. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Local 2835, United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his widow, Maude (Winters) Leake; one son, John E. Leake, Lonaconing; six daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wattenschaidt and Mrs. Marie Lauder, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Clara Steele and Mrs. Grace Powers, both of Route 236, Lonaconing; Mrs. Bertha Steele, Fort Ashby, and Mrs. Maude Wilson, Midland; one brother, William Leake, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Miriam Appel, Cumberland, and Mrs. Ruth Mooney, Frostburg; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday by Rev. John 0. Price. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2013

 

LEAKE, Magdalene Loretta Higgins

FROSTBURG,May3-Mrs.Lena (Higgins) Leake, 60, wife of Frank Leake of Vale Summit died this afternoon at Miners' Hospital here where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She had been in ill health for some time. A native of Vale Summit, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Higgins. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church. Besides her husband, she is survived by six sons, Francis, of Detroit, Bernard, of Frostburg, Steele, of Bordon Shaft, and John and Styles, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. George Smith, of Midland, Mrs. Joseph Seib, of Ocean, Mrs. Francis Hughes, of Vale Summit and Agnes Leake, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Henry, of Steubenville,Ohio and a Mrs. McDonough, of Pittsburgh and five brothers, Patrick, William, Thomas, all of Vale Summit; Myles, of Pittsburgh and James Higgins of Frostburg. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a, m. at St. Michael's Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md -May 4, 1947 -pg 18, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 16, 2010



LEAMON, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth

20 Mar 1916 Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Leamon, aged 44 years, wife of Joseph Leamon of 35 Boone Street died Saturday (18 Mar) following several months of illness.  Her husband and these children survive; Amanda Leamon; James Leamon; Ruth Leamon; and Melvin Leamon.  The funeral is from the Trinity ME Church, South.
Cumberland Times 20 March 1916
(Courtesy of Terry Craig)
Posted March 10, 2012


LEAR, Mrs. Margaret Sterns

"FATAL CRASH KILLS THREE, INJURES TWO,
Speeding Sedan Plows Into Car Headed Opposite Direction On Braddock Road Curve-
NEWSBOY ESCAPES-
Both Cars Demolished In One of Worst Wrecks In Allegany County History-
Three persons were dead and two others lay seriously injured this morning as the result of a crash caused when a powerful 1940 sedan sped around a curve of Braddock Road and crashed into a car headed the opposite direction.  Richard T. Jenkins, 32, of Bowling Green, driver of the sedan coming toward Cumberland, and Mrs. Margaret Sterns Lear, 26, wife of John L. Lear, 325 Beall street, riding with her husband in the other car, were instantly killed in the crash, which occurred about 6 p.m. yesterday.  John H. Cain, 31, of Ridgeway Terrace, a Celanese worker who was riding with Jenkins, died in Memorial Hospital at 8:15 p.m. The injured men were John L. Lear, 26, a Celanese worker, and John McKinney, 36, a bartender at the Maryland taproom.  Lear was in serious condition in Memorial Hospital this morning with a fractured left arm and sever cuts and bruises about the head and body.  McKinney, who was in fair condition this morning, suffered a compound fracture of the left leg and severe cuts and bruises about the head and body...{description of accident continues} Jenkins, a charge hand, was well-known to his fellow Celanese workers and also to patrons of the Red Star Tavern, near Lonaconing, which he operated with his brother, James Jenkins, of Gilmore, moving to Bowling Green in recent weeks.  Surviving, besides his brothers, James, are his wife, Mrs. Elsie Moore Jenkins, formerly of Barton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henry Jenkins; five sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Nightengale and Mrs. Sarah Bucklews, Lonaconing, Miss Matilda and Miss Mary Martha Jenkins, Gilmore; and Mrs. Betty Coleman, of Ohio; and four other brothers, Harry and Benjamin Jenkins, Gilmore; Joseph Jenkins, Westernport; and Edgar Jenkins, of Ohio.  Cain was a graduate of Beall High School, Frostburg, Frostburg State Teachers College and the University of Maryland and had taught school several years at Kitzmiller.  He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, Cumberland.  He was a son of Mrs. Anna Cain and the late James Cain.  Surviving are his mother, at Vale Summit; his wife, Mrs. Edith Kelch Cain, formerly of Roanoke, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. William Joyce, Frostburg, and Miss Helen Cain, Vale Summit; and three brothers, Leonard, Frostburg, and Melvin and Thomas, Vale Summit. Cain's body will be taken to the home of his mother."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 22 Jun 1940
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 12, 2011


 

LEARY, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. C. E.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Leary died Tues evening and was buried in Queens Point Cemetery Thurs Afternoon.
It was about two months old. The parents have lost four children and have the sympathy of their many friends.
Keyser Tribune, October 13, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 27, 2010

 


 

LEARY, Lydia M.

Mrs. Lydia M. Leary, aged 78 years, died Friday, December 5, at her home at Read, W. Va. Interment was Saturday afternoon in the Hazelwood cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, December 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 29, 2010

 


 

LEASE, Arlie Theodore

Arlie Theodore Lease, 56, of Triple Lakes, died early today in Sacred Heart Hospital. A son of Reuben T. Lease and the late Hattie Lease, he was a Methodist and a member of Cumberland Aerie 245 FO Eagles. A former mechanic, he had been employed at the Celanese plant for 24 years. Surviving in addition to his father and widow, Mrs. Alice B. (McKenzie) Lease, are eight children: Buford, Artie Jr., and Paul F. Lease, Cresaptown; Mrs. William Smith, Corriganville; Mrs. Calvin Ware, Cresaptown; Reuben T., Darlene and Donna Marie Lease, at home, and 11 grandchildren. Mr. Lease is survived also by two brothers, Mason B. Lease, Winchester Road, and Frank Lease, Corriganville, and two sisters, Mrs. Ora McKenzie and Miss Harriett Lease, Cresaptown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 4, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011


LEASE, Elmer C.

Elmer C. Lease, 55, of Triple Lakes, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Born in Cresaptown, he was a son of Mrs. Alice (Chilcott) Lease, of Triple Lakes and the late Albert Lease. He was a former employe of the Celanese Fibers Company. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie (Hart) Lease; four daughters, Mrs. William Dicken, Graveton, Pa.; Mrs. Harold Van Dine, Coraopolis, Pa., and Mrs. Charles Hanlin and Mrs. Richard McDowell, both of Triple Lakes; four sons, James F. Lease, Triple Lakes; Carl F. Lease, Altus, Okla.; William H. Lease, Triple Lakes, and Johnnie J. Lease, at home; two brothers, Albert Lease, Hagerstown, and Ferman Lease, Baltimore; four sisters, Mrs. Coy Flanagan and Mrs. James Wilmoth, both of Cresaptown; Mrs. Robert Haines, Cumberland, and Mrs. Earl Apple, Triple Lakes, and 15 grandchildren. A son, Elmer C. Lease Jr. was killed in an accident in 1962. The body is at the George 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 p.m. Rev. Mahlon D. Miller will officiate and interment will be in the Lease Cemetery, Cresaptown.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; March 9, 1964; page 4
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 3, 2013


LEASE, Mrs. Ethel Edith Pratt
 
CRESAPTOWN — Ethel Edith (Pratt) Lease, 95, of Cresaptown, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Lions Center. Born Oct. 29, 1915, in Weaver, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Pascuzzi) Pratt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arlie T. Lease Sr., Jan. 16, 1999; four brothers, Augusta Pratt, Fred Pratt, Gene Pratt, Dominic Pratt; and one son-in-law, Jim Hill. Mrs. Lease was a homemaker. During the war, she worked for ABL in Ohio Aircraft Plant Rosy Riverter. She was a Catholic by faith. Surviving are three sons, Arlie G. Lease and wife Penny, Pinto, Victor C. Lease and wife JoAnn, Fairgo, Michael Paul Lease and fiancée Jane Wright, Ridgeley; three daughters, Diana J. Hill, Cresaptown, JoEllen Morris and husband Eddie, Cresaptown, Mary Ann Nee and husband Ted, Frederick; three brothers, Tom Pratt, Cresaptown, Mike Pratt, Romulus, Mich., Carl Pratt, Brandywine; one sister, Mary Barrett, Akron, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Church, Cresaptown, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Arlie Lease Jr., Victor Lease Jr., Eddie Morris Jr., Vincent Nee, Mike Lease Jr. and Mike Pratt. In lieu of flowers, donations made be directed to Western Maryland Hospice Home Care, c/o Linda Valentine Green or Pat Wade, 1050 W. Industrial Blvd., Suite 19, Cumberland, MD 21502 or Louis G. Pratt Program for Dyslexic Children, c/o Bishop Walsh School, Bishop Walsh Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502. abt. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 no publication noted
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012



LEASE, Frederick G.
HOFF, Glendon L.
SKELLY, Wiliam

Three Dead After Plane Crash Here
Three men are dead as the result of the first airplane crash in the immediate vicinity of Cumberland, which occurred late yesterday afternoon when the Challenger biplane operated by Wm. M. Skelly, 23, plunged to the ground while taking off from the Maryland airport on the McMullen Highway. It was Skelly's birthday. The dead are: William M. Skelly, Cresaptown, owner and pilot of the plane, who died at 7:35 p. m. in Allegany Hospital. Glendon L. Hoff, 24, of 722 Hill Top drive, who died in the hospital at 10:10 p. m. Frederick G. Lease, 33, of 214 Fulton street, who was dead when pulled from the machine. According to witnesses, the plane had just taken off and had traveled but about 500 yards when Skelly put the ship into a vertical bank, from which it went into a side slip and then into a nose dive. The plane crashed into a field on the Barton farm and burst into flames. The pilot and Hoff were thrown clear, but Lease was caught in the wreckage. Skelly and Hoff ran from the machine, their clothes blazing. Hoff collapsed after he had run into a barbed wire fence. Skelly ran toward the Baltimore and Ohio railroad track but collapsed in a gully. Both had attempted to beat out their flaming clothing.
George Barton witnessed the crash and ran to the scene. Aided by his brother, Ferman Barton, N. S. Yoder of Pinto and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Summerfield, he placed the pilot and Hoff in his car and took them to Allegany Hospital. Both were so badly burned that their deaths were expected momentarily. Their clothing was burned from their bodies and Skelly's face was badly battered.
Dr. Joseph P. Franklin, county and deputy state health officer, and Officer S. E. Phillips of the Maryland State Police arrived a few minutes after the crash. Dr. Franklin discovered that Lease was still in the burning plane. He took a tire cover - from his car and wrapping it about Lease, pulled him from the ship. Lease was burned to a crisp and dead. At the hospital Skelly was attended by Dr. James T. Johnson, Sr., and James T. Johnson, Jr. Hoff was attended by Dr. G. C. Blake. Hoff knew that he was dying and said goodbye to friends who called at the hospital. He was delirious when Floyd Jenkins and John ("Boots") Sapp came to see him. He said he wanted his collar loosened and when he felt that the end was near said, "Well, goodbye boys, I'm going." Hoff was perhaps the best known of the trio. He was formerly a sergeant and front guide in Company G, First Infantry, Maryland National Guard. He was regarded as a good soldier and was well liked by fellow members of the company.
An investigation was started immediately by State's Attorney William A. Huster and other county authorities as well as Officer Philips. No inquest was deemed necessary. The body of Lease was not identified for several hours. Keys found near his body fitted the door to his room at the home of Hugh Stevenson, 214 Fulton street, where he boarded, and this garage. Skelly was one of perhaps a score of local aviators. He had been instructed in flying by William J. Johnson and Walter A. Coughenour, also local pilots. He purchased the plane April a year ago, and had over 200 hours of solo flying to his credit. He had a students' pilot's license.
The crash was the worst in the history of the Cumberland area. Two U. S. Army fliers were burned to death more than a year ago when their plane crashed into the side of Little Savage Mountain, and another was killed a short time later, when he crashed at the intersection of the National Highway and the Meyersdale road. Both crashes were due to fog. Two Army fliers were injured, though not seriously, when a bombing plane crashed on the Baltimore and Ohio tracks near Roberts Station, several years ago.
The field from which the plane took off was one of two near the city. It was opened last year by Harold W. Krimm and operated throughout the summer. An air circus, featured by the stunt flying of three Marine Corps fliers, was held there under the auspices of the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Local pilots differed as to the cause of the crash. It was said that the plane was in first class shape, but one pilot said this morning that he had flown it a little over two months ago, at which time a piston in the 90-horsepower Curtis OX motor had broken and cracked a cylinder. He said that he was able to make a forced landing and advised Skelly to rebuild the motor. He added that he understood that a new cylinder and piston had been fitted but that the motor had not been rebuilt and was not turning up sufficient revolutions to be considered air-worthy. A Department of Commerce inspector is expected here today to investigate the crash and the above facts will be given him.
All three men were married and had children. The pilot is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Skelly, and seven small children. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 9 a. m. from St. Ambrose's Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Lease is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Lease, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben B. Lease, and by two small children. Surviving also are four brothers, Arlie T., Richard T., Mason and Frank Lease, and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence E. McKenzie and Miss Harriet Lease. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. tomorrow from the Cresaptown M. E. Church, with burial in the family plot at Dawson. Hoff is survived by his wife and one daughter, Nancy, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hoff; by three brothers, Robert A., Roy R., and Russell E., and by three sisters, Mrs. C F. Rice, Mrs. Charles Zimmerman and Miss Mildred Hoff. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow from the home, 722 Hill Top Drive, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, the Rev. H. Hall Sharp officiating.
George Barton and Firman Barton, on whose farm the airport is located, were badly burned about the hands in tearing the few remnants of buring clothing from Hoff and Skelly. The two men with Richard Summerfield saw the plane crash and were about 250 feet from the hpot. They immediately started toward and were within fifty feet of the blazing ship when Hoff and Skelly emerged from it, groping blindly through the smoke and flames. Unable to reach Lease who was pinned in the cock-pit, the trio chased after Skelly and Lease and tore the burning clothing from them. The Bartons, who are brothers, suffered burns about the hands. Hoff had run along the fence and pieces of flesh were pulled from his body by the barbed wire. All his clothing except portions about his belt and shoes, were burned away. Skelly, whose eyes were burned out, ran a short distance from the plane and fell into a gully where the Bartons tried to aid him in whatever way they could. Summerfield, who is a World War veteran of this area, advanced the opinion that the men did not free themselves from plane but were dropped out when the bottom of the cockpit had burned away.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 3, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted August 24, 2012


Name: Helen Regina Lease, 90, of Cresaptown, MD
 
Parents: Not named; maiden name McKenzie
 
DOB: September 20, 1912, in Cumberland, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at the Cumberland Nursing Home
 
Spouse: Thornton E. Lease
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband
 
Survived by: son, Russ and wife Sandy, Rawlings, MD; sister, Theresa McKenzie, Cresaptown, MD
 
Burial: September 18, 2003, Lease Cemetery
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014


LEASE, Jackson

Jackson Lease, aged 81 years, died at the home of his son, William D. Lease, at Knobley, on Saturday, August 2nd, of cancer of the tongue. He is survived by four sons, Frederick, William D., Adam and Charles, all of Knobley. Interment was made in the cemetery at Frankfort, on Sunday at 3 p.m. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Parrish, of Cumberland.
Mineral Daily News, August 8, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010



LEASE, Jacob T. Lease
 
Jacob T, Lease, 70, died at 115 Holland street this morning. His wife, Margaret, survives as does a daughter, Mrs. Marshall Lease; five sons, Collins C., William B., Thomas W., George E., and Elmer F., and three sisters, Mrs. John Lease, Mrs. Russell McAbee and Mrs. Charles Hart, all of Cumberland. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 3 p. m. Monday with burial in Hill Crest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, February 22, 1936 - pg 1/2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 27, 2012


LEASE, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth

Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Hafer Funeral Home for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Lease, 80, wife of William Lease, who died yesterday morning at her home, 32 North Lee street, after a lingering illness. The Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate, and interment will follow in Hillcrest Burial Park. Among Mrs. Lease's survivors are a sister, Mrs. Fannie Savage, of Cumberland, and six great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 12, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



LEASE, Miss Mildred
 
Miss Mildred V. (Doodles) Lease, 48, of 1203 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been admitted December 20. She had been in failing health the past year. A native of Pinto, she was a daughter of Mrs. Mary (Skelly) Lease Coddington, Cresaptown, and the late Richard Lease. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Baltimore. Also surviving are her stepfather, Harold Coddington, and a sister, Mrs. James Robinson, city. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, December 29, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012


 
LEASE, Richard
 
Richard Lease, 30, Triple Lakes dairy employe, who was burned about the back and legs Wednesday morning when he attempted to light a stove with kerosene, died at 5:45 p. m. yesterday in Allegany Hospital. Mr. Lease, who was employed by B. A. Mason, near Cresaptown, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Skelly Lease, and two small children. The death of Mr. Lease is the third one resulting from fire in his family. His brother, Frederick G. Lease, was burned to death last June when the airplane in which he was a passenger crashed while taking off from the airport on McMullen Highway. The pilot, William M. Skelly, his wife's brother, was burned to death. The pilot, William M. Skelly, his wife's brother, was also burned to death. The funeral service will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from St. Ambrose's Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Mildred and Kathleen. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Moors, Arlie and Frank Lease, and Mrs. Todd McKenzie and Miss Harriet Lease.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 9, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012


LEASE, Richard West
 
Richard West Lease 62 of Triple Lakes, died early today at Memorial Hospital where he was admitted May 10. He had been in failing health for several weeks. Born in Rawlings, he was a son of the late William W. and Margaret (McKenzie) Lease. He is survived by three sons: William L. Lease, Anaheim, Calif.; Richard A. Lease, St. Paul, Minn.; and Jack Lease, Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Frances L., Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Rawlings, and Mrs. Elsie E. Haan, Triple Lakes, with whom he resided; a brother, W. Kenneth Lease, Washington, and five grandchildren. Mr. Lease was a member of the Methodist Church and was a former steelworker for American Bridge Company. The body is at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 7, 2013

LEASE, Roy A.

Roy A. Lease, 56, former resident of this city, died March 2 in the Veterans' hospital at Port Ouster, Mich., where he had been a patient for some time. A construction worker, he was seriously injured in a fall from a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1943. Mr. Lease was born at Rawlings, a son of William Lease, this city, and the late Margaret (McKenzie) Lease. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Rawlings Methodist church. Surviving, besides his father, are his widow, Mrs. Ethel (Bloomer) Lease; three children, Joyce Mary, Harvey and Roy D. Lease, at home; three brothers, Bernard Lease, of Frostburg; Richard Lease, this city, and Kenneth Lease, of Washington, and four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Connor, of Baltimore; Mrs. Mary Gordon, of Rawlings; Mrs. Elsie Haan, of Triple Lakes, and Mrs. Grace Williams, this city. Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday in the chapel of the Old Soldier's Home in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 10, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012



LEASE, Thomas Wesley
 
Thomas Wesley Lease, 71, of 419 Springdale Street, died yesterday at his home. He had been in ill health for some time. Born at Rawlings, he was a son of the late Jacob and Margaret (Huff) Lease. Mr. Lease was a retired B & O conductor and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of First Methodist Church, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Henry Hart Post 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his widow, Barbara (Carter) Lease; four daughters, Mrs Juanita Nicol and Misses Mary L and Virginia C Lease, all at home and Mrs Norma J Roy, Cumberland; a brother, Elmer T Lease, Cumberland and six grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. in the funeral home by Rev Robert Moales, pastor of Grace Methodist Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, March 11, 1966 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 27, 2012


LEASURE, Mrs. Agnes E. Hamilton

"Mrs. Agnes E. Leasure, 78, of 537 Columbia avenue, died shortly after midnight this morning.  She was the widow of Lafayette Leasure.  Her parents were Levi and Melvina (Wolford) Hamilton, and she was born in Cumberland.  A member of Union Grove Methodist Church, she was long active in the work of the Ladies Aid Society. Surviving children are Ralph L., Pittsburgh; Frank A., Ross H., Morris, Mary M., Oliver R. and Mrs. Nellie Zembower, all of this city. Mrs. Finley C. Hendrickson, this city, and Mrs. Martha J. Allen, Lafayette, Ind., are sisters."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wed 24 Jan 1940
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 5, 2011


LEASURE, Clarence
 
SPURNED HUSBAND DEAD
SELF INFLICTED PISTOL WOUND PROVES FATAL
Clarence Leasure Fires Bullet Into Brain When Estranged Wife Refuses to Live With Him.
ENACTS TRAGIC SCENE IN HER PRESENCE
Pair Had Finished Heart to Heart Talk In Secret Regarding Strained Domestic Relations.
Clarence Leasure, 28 years old, road worker, who shot himself in the head about 6 o'clock last night at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Kate Wolfe, Chestnut St, Mapleside, after his young wife, Mrs Helen Leasure, from whom he was estranged, refused to return and live with him, died of his wound at 9 o'clock this morning in the Allegany Hospital.
Shoots Self in Front of Wife
Angered at her refusal to return to him, Leasure, as he stood a few feet away from his wife, suddenly drew a .32 caliber pistol from his pocket and sent a bullet crashing through his brain. He held the pistol on the right side of his head above his ear. He was attended by Dr E B Claybrook at the hospital after his arrival there in an ambulance. He was unconscious and never rallied. County Investigator, Terrance J Boyle and Deputy Sheriff Hugh A Hotchkiss, who investigated the shooting, learned from the member of the Wolfe family that Leasure came to the home about 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon seeking his wife.
Couple Had Been Estranged
They had been estranged in recent months. He had been living with his brother, Tolbert Leasure, Chestnut Street, while his wife and two children remained with her mother in the same neighborhood. The wife is employed at the Cumberland Macaroni Factory, Thomas Street. Mrs Wolfe stated that when Leasure came to the house, there were present her three children, Elsie, Mary and Edward Wolfe and Charles Owens, a boarder. The wife came home shortly five o'clock. Leasure, Mrs Wolfe declared, refused her invitation to have supper with them. Leasure and his wife went into the front room of the house and talked. During their conversation, Mrs Leasure told him she would not return and live with him, the officers learned.
Angered at Wife's Refusal
The couple came out of the room into the hall which was unlighted at the time, and Mrs Leasure started up the stairway, repeating she did not intend to live with him any more. "All right then", Leasure is reported to have answered. The wife suddenly heard the report of the weapon and the sound of Leasure's body as he crumpled and fell to the floor of the hall, bleeding from a wound in the head. Mrs Tolbert Leasure, sister-in-law of the dead man, told officers that Clarence Leasure had the pistol in his overcoat pocket wrapped in paper as early as Tuesday. She did not question him about the weapon. Leasure had given no intimation, the family said, that he intended to take his life. Leasure is survived by his wife, Helen, and two small children, Phyllis and Richard. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs Thomas Leasure, Willow Brook Road and five sisters: Mrs Thomas Shipley, Purcell, Pa; Mrs Bow McCue, Robertsdale, Pa; Mrs J D Shipley, Lindersville; Mrs Thomas Naills, Mapleside and Mrs William Price, Mapleside.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, November 11, 1927 - pg 1, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 25, 2012


LEASURE, James Solomon

James Solomon Leasure, 84, died yesterday at his home on Vocke Road. Born in Chaneysville, Pa., he was formerly employed as a stationary engineer at the Crystal Laundry. Mr. Leasure was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Branch 33, Catholic Knights. Surviving are four sons, Francis E. and Leo E. Leasure, both of this city; Gerald B. Leasure, with whom he resided, and Joseph W. Leasure, Baltimore; a daughter, Mrs. John Sloan, city; a brother, George W. Leasure, Uniontown. Pa., and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church by Rev. Thomas Hardesty, assistant pastor. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 29, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011
 



 

LEASURE, John H.

Cumberland, Md. - John H. Leasure, 75, of 131 Grand Avenue, Cumberland, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health several years. Born December 3, 1892, in Sand Patch, Pa., he was the son of George and Sarah Lottig Leasure. Twice married, both wives, Lottie E. Gross and Jane Patterson preceded him in death. He was a retired conductor for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, IOOF, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are one son, James W. Leasure; five brothers, Harvey Leasure, Rockwood, Pa.; Albert Leasure, Meyersdale; Howard Leasure, Wellersburg; Noah and Andrew Leasure, both of Sand Patch; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Wilt, also of Sand Patch.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009



LEASURE, Lafayette

"Lafayette Leasure, 74 years old, a well known farmer, died at 7 o'clock this morning of pneumonia at his home on Mason road. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes Leasure, and the following children: Frank Leasure, Mrs. William P. Zembower, Mary Leasure, this city; Ralph Leasure, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Ross, Maurice and Olive Leasure, at home. He is also survived by two brothers, Harvey and Albert Leasure, of Hazen, Md., and one sister, Mrs. Lowrus Schenck, Akron, Ohio. In his younger days he was engaged as a carpenter and builder and helped to construct a number of homes and barns. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 14 Feb 1927
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 5, 2011




LEASURE, Miss Mary Melvina

"Miss Mary Melvina Leasure, 68, former Cumberland resident, died yesterday in Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland.  She was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Agnes (Hamilton) Leasure.  She was a member of the Centre Street Methodist Church, the Wesley Guild, and the Mary Martha Bible Class of that church.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Zembower, Cumberland, and Miss Olive Leasure, Cumberland; two brothers, Ralph Leasure, address unknown, and Maurice Leasure, Cumberland.  The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. Carlton M. Harris. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery."
Sunday Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 30 Mar 1958
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 5, 2011



 

LEASURE, Tolbert

Tolbert Leasure, 67, of 308 Beall Street died last night. He had been in ill health two years. A native of Artemas, Pa., he was a son of the late Thomas and Annabelle (Barnes) Leasure. Mr. Leasure was a retired employe of the City of Cumberland. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hallie (Cross) Leasure; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Cook, Ridgeley; Mrs. Ernest White, city, and Mrs. Michael Weimer, Connellsville, Pa.; two sons, Oscar L. Leasure, city, and Robert L. Leasure, Potomac Park; two sisters, Mrs. Viola McCue, Dudley, Pa., and Mrs. Jessie Naill, Oldtown, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the George 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. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Emil G. Teyssier. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; November 6, 1964; page 18.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 2, 2011


LEATHERMAN, Mrs. Adelia Bosley

WESTERNPORT — Mrs. Adelia Leatherman, 52, of 201 McKinley Street, died yesterday shortly after being taken to Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born in Westernport, she was a daughter of Mrs. Dorothy (Wright) McKenzie Bosley, here, and the late Taylor McKenzie. She was a member of First Baptist Church and president of its Woman's Missionary Society. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Fertig, Keyser, and Mrs. Mary Trenum, Stephenson, Va.; two half sisters, Mrs. Byrle Lease, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Marie McClelland, Cumberland. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, May 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
Posted October 20, 2012



 

LEATHERMAN, Mrs.Alpheus

Miss Josie Leatherman, daughter of Alpheus Leatherman, who had been living with B. W. Smith's, was called home last week on account of the serious illness of her mother with consumption, who died last night (Mon)
Keyser Tribune, May 12, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010



LEATHERMAN, Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas Leatherman Jr., 62, of 8009 Baltimore Avenue, Baltimore, died Saturday at Maryland General Hospital there. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of Mrs. Hannah (Folk) Leatherman, National, and the late Daniel T. Leatherman Sr. Mr. Leatherman was an Army veteran of World War II. A resident of Baltimore for the past 30 years, he was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Company and owned the Corner Bar in Baltimore. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, the former Edna Dotson; two daughters, Mrs. Susan Payton and Mrs. Donna Walker, and one son, Daniel W. Leatherman, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Morrison, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Betty Shumate and Mrs. Elaine Anderson, both of National; three grandsons and one granddaughter. Friends may call at the Charles S. Zeiler and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 6224 Eastern Avenue at Folcroft Street, Baltimore, Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m., with interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Baltimore.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 22, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012


 

LEATHERMAN, Mrs. Edith P.
 
Mrs. Edith P. Leatherman, 80, of 504 Victoria Street, died yesterday at the Cumberland Nursing Home, where she had been a patient one year. A native of Cumberland, she was a.daughter of the late John and Mary (Michaels) Appel, and was the widow of Gordon S. Leatherman. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. A brother, Edward F. Appel, city, survives. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and. from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, February 4, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010



LEATHERMAN, Samuel Frederick

Samuel Frederick Leatherman, who departed this life March 8, 1913, at the age of 26 years, 9 months, and 7 days, was the son of Mrs. Kate Leatherman, of New Creek. Samuel was born at Purgitsville in 1887, and lived there a few years. Later he with his parents moved to New Creek, which was his home until the time of his death. There he had many friends who appreciated and loved him and also sympathize with his surviving mother and brother in their grief, which nothing but time, the great healer, can temper and alleviate the anguish of their loss. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church of Elkins, W. Va., uniting with it two years ago. Although death came like a thief in the night, it found him willing and, as he said, not afraid to die. His remains were taken to Burlington cemetery, and there laid beside his father and other loved ones who had preceded him.
Where the pains of death are past,
Labor and Sorrow cease;
And life's short warfare closed at last;
His soul forever in peace.
Keyser Tribune, April 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 3, 2010

 


LEATHERMAN, Tacy Bloxham

Aunt Tacy Leatherman (nee Bloxham) died Tues, March 28 at her home in Romney after a long illness. Services will be held in Romney and the remains will be interred by the side of her deceased husband, D A Leatherman, in the Arnold graveyard at Cheshire's.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 16, 2010



LEAZIER, Mrs. Caroline Bittner

Meyersdale, Oct. 12 - Services were held this morning at the home near here for Mrs. Caroline (Bittner) Leazier, who died Tuesday evening at her residence. The Rev. R. M. Dunkelberger, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, Meyersdale, officiated, and interment was in Union Cemetery. She was the widow of Charles Leazier and a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Keefer) Bittner. Mrs. Leazier was born in Alleghany Township, January 1, I860. Surviving children are James F. Leazier, Friedens; Edward and Joseph Leazier and Mrs. Annie Jones, Meyersdale; Calvin and Milton Leazier, at home, and Mrs Dorothy Miller, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 12, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



 

LEAZIER, Sandra Roberta

Sandra Roberta Leazier, the child of Sanford E. and Elsie A. Leazier, died Sept. 9, the day she was born, in the Hazel McGilvery Hospital. Burial was in charge of the Konhaus Funeral Home.
Meyersdale Republican, September 15, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


LEBECK, George C.
 
WESTERNPORT —George C. Lebeck, formerly of Western port, died November 24 in LosAngeles, Calif., where he resided.  A graduate of Bruce High School, Mr. Lebeck moved to California in 1927 where he established a truck line, He retired 20 years ago.  Surviving are his widow, Clara (O'Laughlin) Lebeck; a brother Albert Lebeck, Albuquerque, N M., and several nieces and, nephews.  Services and burial were held in Los Angeles.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 2, 1966 - pg 25, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 26, 2013



LECHLITER, Daniel T.

D. R  Martin, representing-the Masonic fraternity, accompanied the body of Captain Daniel T. Lechliter to  Cumberland from Elkins.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 9; February 29, 1924                 
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)    
Posted September 1, 2012




LECHLITER, Mrs. Edith M. Long

CRESAPTOWN - Mrs. Edith M. Lechliter, 89, of 14813 McMullen Highway, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital. She had worked for 43 years as a cook each summer at the Western Maryland 4-H Center at Bittinger and had planned to return there next week as a cook for the outdoor school session. Born at Patterson Creek, W.Va., June 10, 1896, Mrs. Lechliter was a daughter of the late John H. Long and Effie (Dohrman) Long.  She was a retired employee of the Board of Education, having worked as cafeteria manager at the Mount Royal School. She was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church, the Mary Martha Class and the United Methodist Women; the Allegany County Homemakers, the 4-H Maryland All Stars, the Council of the Alleghenies (Historical Preservation Group) and Colfax Rebekah Lodge 1 of Maryland.  Her husband, Andrew D. Lechliter, died May 9,1943. Surviving are one son, Nile G. Lechliter, RD 2, Swanton; a d a u g h t e r , Mrs. Helen I. Browne, San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Ralph Long, Dawson; Arthur Long, Potomac Park; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Logsdon, Patterson Creek; Mrs. Erra Sherman, Frederick; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The family requests that memorials be directed to Cresaptown United Methodist Church, the Cresaptown Volunteer Rescue Squad, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 17; May 2, 1986
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted September 1, 2012




LECHLITER, Edward E.

Funeral services for Edward E. Lechliter, 39 years old, 207 Elder street, who was killed Sunday afternoon on the road between Patterson's Creek and Old Furnace, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Patterson's Creek Methodist  Episcopal church South.   Interment will be in the Lechliter cemetery.  The funeral will be in charge of Henry Hart Post, No. 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which he was a member, and military rites will be given at the cemetery. Members  of the post will leave the drum corps room, North Centre street, at  1 o'clock.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 7; November 12, 1929               
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)    
Posted September 1, 2012

LECHLITER, Edward E.

The funeral of Edward Lechliter, who was killed Sunday afternoon on the road between Patterson's Creek and the Old Furnace, took place Tuesday afternoon at Patterson's Creek, W. Va. It was one of the most largely attended and.impressive services held in that section.  The First Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Patterson's Creek, was filled to capacity, while many were forced to remain outdoors. The. patriotic service was in charge of Henry Hart Post, No. 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars, assisted by the Patriotic Order Sons of America, of which organization Mr. Lechliter was a member. During the church service which was conducted by Rev. C. L. Beard of Cumberland, the choir sang "Rock of Ages," "The Old' Rugged Cross' and "Nearer, My God, to Thee".  Rev. Mr. Beard spoke of the deceased as a kind-hearted and well thought of man and one who will be sadly missed in the community. Interment was in the Lechliter Cemetery, where military rites were observed and a brief farewell to a fellow comrade was made by the P. O. S. of A. Services here were conducted by Charles Kenney and W. D. Heshberger.  Mr. Lechliter was a World War veteran, unmarried and was formerly employed by the Kelly-Sprignfield Tire Co., though in recent months had been working at the N. and G Taylor tinplate mills. Besides his father he is survived by seven brothers and one sister.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 9; November 15, 1929                    
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)   
Posted September 1, 2012


Name: Estellee Lechliter, 72, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Lucian H. and Belinda M. (Nelson) Dolly
 
DOB: July 10, 1932, in Twiggtown, Allegany Co., MD
 
DOD: Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at her residence
 
Spouse: Calvin Leo Lechliter
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brothers, Irad, Matthew, Jasper, Ernest, Borden, Arlie and Isom Dolly; sisters, Hope Wilfong and Ethel Hesser; half-sisters, Clara Kisamore and Rettie Hannen
 
Survived by: sons, Ernest H. Dolly and wife Janis, LaVale, MD, James C. Dolly, Wiley Ford, WV; Robert L. Dolly and wife Darlene, Cumberland; brother, Robert Dolly, Short Gap, WV
 
Burial: January 17, 2005, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 14, 2014

 


Ida Mae Lechliter
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011



 

LECHLITER, John C.

Col. Lechliter Dead
Mr. John C. Lechliter, familiarly known throughout this section as Col. Leichliter, died yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. J. H. J. House, aged 56 years. Mr. Lechliter was born at Daniels Mills, along the Frankfort road in West Virginia. He was actively engaged in the construction of  the West Virginia Central division of the Western Maryland railroad for a number of years.  While engaged in this work he was injured by a fall of rock near Piedmont and never completely recovered from the injury.  Mr. Lechliter was married early in life but his wife died many years ago. They had four children, Messrs. George, Robert and William Lechliter and Mrs. John Daisy, all of whom are grown. One of the sons resides in this city and two in Pennsylvania.  His other immediate relatives surviving are, his brothers, Captain Daniel Lechliter, the well-known passenger conductor of the Western Maryland, Mr. Emmon Lechliter,  a prominent farmer of Patterson Depot, W. Va and one sister, Mrs. Susan Orndorff, a widow of Bruswick, Md.  Mr. Lechliter came to Cumberland about fourteen years ago and for a time filled positions with the Crown and Cumberland Steel Company and the Queen City Glass Company. In recent years he engaged in various kinds of light work. During his residence in Cumberland Mr. Lechliter made his home with Mr. J. H. J House, a lifelong friend, at whose home he died.   Mr. Lechliter and Mr House had been neighbors in their boyhood days and the youthful fondness between them never ceased. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence of .Mr. House Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. The interment  will be in the Lechliter graveyard, near Daniels Mitts, W. Va.
Evening Times Cumberland Maryland, Page 2; July 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted September 1, 2012


LECHLITER, Col. John C.

John C. Lechliter, died yesterday at the residence of Mr. J. H. J. House, aged 56 years.   Mr. Lechliter was born at Daniels Mills, W Va.  He was actively engaged in the construction of the W Va Central division, of the Western Md railroad for a number of years.  While engaged in this work, he was injured by a fall of a rock near Piedmont and never completely recovered from the injury. Mr Lechliter was married early in life, but his wife died many years ago.  They had four children.  Messrs George, Robert and William Lechliter and Mrs John Daisy, all of whom are grown.  His brothers re Capt Daniel Lechliter, passenger conductor of the Western Md, Mr Emmon Lechliter, a prominent farmer of Patterson depot, W Va, and one sister, Mrs Susan Orndorff, a widow of Brunswick Md.  The interment will be in the Lechliter graveyard, near Daniels Mills, W Va.  –Cumb Times of 17th
Keyser Tribune, July 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

 


 

 

Joseph E. Lechliter
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011



LECHLITER, Mrs. Mary Catherine Largent

Mrs. Mary Catherine Lechliter, 64 years old, wife of Emor Lechliter, died at her home at Patterson's Creek, Sunday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock.  Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Samuel, Amos and John, Ridgeley, W. Va.; Charles, Dixie, W. Va.; David, Cresaptown; Walter and Grover, Patterson Creek; Edward and Dennis at home.  Sehe also leaves a niece, Miss Opal Pansy Largent,  at home and 17 grandchildren.  She was a daughter of Mr & Mrs John J Largent, Little Cacapon. W Va.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the home with services conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bennett. Interment in the Lechliter cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 9; May 14, 1923      
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)   
Posted September 1, 2012



LECHLITER, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Moore

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Lechliter, 67, wife of William H. Lechliter, died this morning at her home, 110 West Third Street.  Born in Cumberland, Mrs. Lechliter was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Moore. She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five stepsons, William Lechliter, Homewood Addition; Paul and Robert Lechliter, this city, and Albert and Leo Lechliter, Baltimore;  20 step-grandchildren and four great step-grandchildren. The body was taken to the home of her stepson, Paul Lechliter, 1018 Gay Street.
Cumberland Evening Times, Page 6;  March 5, 1948
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)  
Posted September 1, 2012



 LECKEMBY, William M., Sr.

William M. Leckemby Sr., 73, of Hyndman RD 1, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Hyndman, a son of the late Emma E. (Tharp). He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Fay (Emerick) Leckemby; a son William Leckemby Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Hyndman RD 1; a daughter, Marie (wife of Kenneth Sisk) of Ellerslie, Md.; sisters Lois Printy of Hyndman, RD 1; Betty Kipp of Tavares, Fla.; two grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Leckemby. Mr. Leckemby retired with 17 years employment as a millwright for the Celanese Corporation and had previously been employed with the B & O Railroad as a brakeman and conductor. He served more than three years with the U.S. Army during World War II. He received four campaign stars for his service in the European Theatre. He received a Purple Heart medal for wounds he received on Aug. 23, 1944 in Paris. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, He attended the Central Assembly of God in Cumberland, Md., and served as an emergency medical technician for the Ellerslie Ambulance Service. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Gary Butler officiating. Burial in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery. The Fort Bedford Honor Guard will be on hand for graveside military honors.


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