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GRABENSTEIN, Joseph T.

CUMBERLAND - Joseph T. Grabenstein, 74, of Cumberland, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 27, 1932, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of the late Alphonsus J. "Pete" and Lenoria A. (Heming) Grabenstein. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Platter) McKenzie Grabenstein; and one sister, Anna Gilpin. Mr. Grabenstein was a 1952 graduate of Fort Hill High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany as a first cook from 1953 to 1956, and he was a mess steward for the U.S. Army Reserves in Cresaptown from 1956 to 1973. Presently, he was a driver for Ford Garage, Timbrook, Enterprise and Queen City Motors. He was a member of Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Church, Fort Ashby, W.Va., and a former commander of the V.F.W., Fort Ashby. Surviving are one daughter, Gail L. Kenner and husband Ed, Frostburg; one brother, Ronald V. Grabenstein and wife Betty, Cumberland; a special friend, Rose Marie McAlpine, Lonaconing; six nieces and six nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, (scarpellifh.com <http://www.scarpellifh.com>) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be conducted Friday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Church Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Leonard A. Smith as celebrant. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times obituary; about 7 June 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted February 26, 2011


 

GRABENSTEIN, Mrs. Josephine McKenzie

Mrs. Josephine Grabenstein, wife of Edward Grabenstein, died at her home on Winchester road, Saturday afternoon. Besides her husband she leaves the following children: Mrs. Clara Enrich, James and Joseph, this city; Miss Mary, John and Edward, at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Seaders, Mrs. Rose Leasure, and Mrs. Ida Ruthmeire. and one brother, Joseph A. McKenzie, this city. Mrs. Grabenstein was a member of the third order of St. Francis of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 8, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 2, 2011

 


 

GRABENSTEIN, Justus

Mr. Justus Grabenstein, one of the oldest farmers in the county, died yesterday morning at his home on the Baltimore pike, five miles east of here, aged 76 years. He suffered from a tumor, but uremic poisoning was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Grabenstein was a native of Windenhausen, Germany, but he had lived in this section nearly all his life, coming here in 1854. He was a successful farmer and all his sons, with four exceptions, are prosperous farmers in this locality. He is survived by his wife and thirteen children, 12 being married. His sons are Julius, William H., Frank, John, Joseph, Edward, Sebastian M., Frederick J., and George Grabenstein, and his daughters, Mrs. Anna Laing, Mrs. Mary Goeliner, Mrs. Francis Naughton, and Miss Katie Grabenstein, the latter residing at the paternal home. Mr. Grabenstein was the father of 15 children, two being dead. Of the surviving sons, Joseph Grabenstein is a contractor residing on Columbia Street this city; William H. Grabenstein, a miller with the Cumberland Milling Co., and Frederick J. Grabenstein, butcher with J.T. Mattingly, and Sebastian M. Grabenstein, grocer on Baltimore avenue. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from SS Peter and Paul church and interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, April 5, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRABENSTEIN, Mrs. Margaret

23 Nov 1915 - Mrs. Margaret Grabenstein, aged 80 years, widow of Justus Grabenstein, died yesterday at her home, 30 Marion Street, of paralysis, after a year of illness. She formerly lived six miles out on the Baltimore Pike where she celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary only eight years ago. Mr. Grabenstein died 2 years later. These children survive: Julius, Frank, William, John, Joseph, Edward, Frederick, Sebastian; and George Grabenstein; and Mrs Henry Swan; Mrs. Joseph Goeller; Mrs. Edward Naughton and Miss Katherine Grabenstein. Services and burial at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. 
November 23, 1915, The Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009

 


 

GRABENSTEIN, Mrs. Mary Catherine Platter

FORT ASHBY, W. VA - Mary Catherine Grabenstein, 66, of Fort Ashby, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995, at her residence. Born March 17, 1929, in Garrett County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Howard Richard and Corella (Weimer) Platter. Mrs. Grabenstein was a cook for juvenile services for the state of Maryland, and a former chef at Frostburg State University. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation in Fort Ashby. Surviving are her husband, Joseph T. Grabenstein; three sons, Frank C. McKenzie and wife Debbie, Burlington, W. Va., Kenneth J. and Debbie Grabenstein, Fort Ashby, and Michael D. Grabenstein and wife, Michelle, Cumberland; two daughters, Marteni M. Steele and friend Bob Mayo, Smithsburg, MD., and Sherri L. Weasonforth and husband Tally, Maysville, W. VA; two brothers, William V. Platter and Howard V. Platter and wife, Sylvia, all of Frostburg, MD; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Christian Wake Service will be held on Monday at 7 pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation on Tuesday at 10 am with Rev. D. Kent Durig officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Cumberland Times obituary; about 30 December 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011

[Note: All children were born during first marriage to Frank C. McKenzie, Sr.]




GRABENSTEIN, Sebastian A.
 
Sebastian A. Grabenstein, 75, retired grocer who operated a store on Goethe street for approximately 40 years, died early yesterday afternoon at his home, 31 Marion street, after an illness of a year.  Mr Grabenstein, a native and life-long resident of Cumberland was the son of the late Justus and Margaret (Mundy) Grabenstein and was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church.  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lucy Grabenstein at home and Mrs C K Straub, Cumberland; two sons, F DeSales Grabenstein, Baltimore and Lt Joseph S Grabenstein, Fort Gordon Johnston, Fla; five brothers: Frank, Fred, John, Edward and George Grabenstein, all of Cumberland; four sisters: Mrs Mary Gellner, Mrs Anna Laing, Mrs Frances Naughton and Miss Catherine Grabenstein, all of Cumberland and three grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, December 6, 1944 - pg 11, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 14, 2013 


 

GRABLE, Mrs. Marcella McGuire

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Mrs. Marcella Grable, 71, wife of Joseph Grable, died last night after being in ill health several months. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Eagen) McGuire. Also surviving are two sons, Joseph Grable, Willoughby, and Francis Grable, Euclid, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. George Tipping and Mrs. Emmet McAteer, both of Frostburg, and Mrs. Marie Maxey, Cleveland; three brothers, Leo McGuire, Cleveland: and Emmet McGuire and Joseph McGuire, both of Frostburg, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Moreal Funeral Home, Willoughby.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, January 18, 1965 - pg 14, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 13, 2011

 



GRACE, Carl Clarence

Mrs. Kittie Grace was called to Spring Gap Thursday by the death of her grandson, Carl, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Grace. The little boy was riding on a logging truck when the accident occurred.
Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)

Posted August 13, 2010

GRACE, Carl Clarence

PATTERSON'S CREEK NEWS May 15 - Carl Clarence, the second son of Mr and Mrs Will Grace, of Short Gap, who fell from a loaded wagon on the third of April and hurt so badly that he died the next day was buried at Frankfort on Friday the 5th, was eleven years, three months and nine days old. He was a good boy, liked by every one who knew him; loved his Sunday school and church, and was always in his class. He will be missed everywhere. The funeral sermon was preached in the church at Short Gap by Rev. G. W. Yost. The flowers, carnations and roses, were many and beautiful. He leaves his parents, two sisters and four brothers, besides a host of other relatives, to mourn their loss, but not without hope of a happy reunion some day in that bright and happy home where sickness and sorrow never come.
Keyser Tribune, May 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)

Posted August 13, 2010


 


Archibald Gracie

GRACIE, Archibald

Frostburg, Feb. 8.- Archibald Gracy[sic], 80, a former resident of Eckhart, died yesterday at the home of his son, Thomas A. Gracy, 630 Allendale street, Baltimore. His body will be brought here today and taken to the Frostburg Furniture company mortuary, where services will be conducted Sunday.  Interment will be in the Eckhart cemetery. Mr. Gracie leaves two sons, Thomas, Baltimore and John, Cumberland.  Dr. W. A. Gracie, Cumberland; Thomas Gracie, Eckhart, and Robert Lee, this place are nephews.
February 8, 1936  The Cumberland Evenng Times

 



 


Mrs. Archie Gracie

GRACIE, Mrs. Archie

Funeral of Mrs. Gracie
The funeral of Mrs. Archie Gracie, who [d]ied in Philadelphia, Pa., several days ago, and whose remains were brought here for interment, took place yesterday.  Interment was made in Eckhart cemetery, Rev. J. N. Edwards, of the Eckhart M. E. church, officiated at the services.
Feb 29 1909 Cumberland Evening Times 
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 

Mrs. Frances L. Dockman Gracie

GRACIE, Mrs. Frances Dockman

GRACIE, Mrs. Frances Dockman
Frostburg - Mrs. Frances L. Gracie, 69, Clarysville, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient seven months. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Dockman and the widow of John P. Gracie. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frances Klosterman and Miss Bernadette Gracie, both of Mt. Savage, and Mrs. James Booth, Eckhart; four sons, Earl Gracie, Tyler, Texas; James Gracie, Troupe, Texas; Edward Gracie, Mt. Savage; and Thomas Gracie, Clarysville, ten grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times, October 8, 1958
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 



John P. Gracie

GRACIE, John P.

Frostburg - John P. Gracie, 71, died yesterday at the home of his daughter Mrs. James Booth, Eckhart, after being in failing health for some tiem.  He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company worker. Besides his daughter he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Frances Klasterman and Miss Bernadette Gracie, Mt. Savage; four sons, Earl Gracie, Tyler, Texas; James Gracie, Troupe, Texas; Edward Gracie, Mt. Savage and Thomas Gracie, Clarysville; three brothers, Robert Gracie, Frostburg; Harry Gracie, Detroit and Lewis Gracie, Midway, Pa; ten grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday with Rev. Brooks Henry, pastor of Eckhart Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, July 7, 1958
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 

Mrs. John Gracie (nee Pengelly)

GRACIE, Mrs. John, nee Pengelly

Bureau of the Evening Times, Eckhart, Dec 13.
Mrs. John Gracie, of Eckhart, died at the Western Maryland Hospital in Cumberland Monday noon, not long after reaching the hospital.  Mrs. Gracie and her three sons, were ill with typhoid fever, and were taken to the hospital for treatment, and care.  Mrs. Gracie's death was sudden and unexpected.  She was of about middle age and the mother of a large family.  She was a most exemplary wife and a woman of many good qualities.  She has lived all her life at Eckhart, being well and favorably known.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pingally[sic] of Eckhart.  One sister, Mrs. Thomas Eckhart, and a husband and the following children survive: Messrs. John, Harry, Robert and James Gracie and Masters Lewis and Earl Gracie. Mrs. Gracie's death is supposed to be due to the fever and owing to overwork and worry.  She had just nursed a grown son through a severe attack of fever, when her three sons and then herself succumbed to the disease.  Much sympathy is being shown for the family.

Dec 13 1911 Cumberland Evening Times  
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 


John W. Gracie

GRACIE, John W.

John William Gracie, 72, died yesterday at his home, 433 Bond Street.  He had been in ill health 10 years. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Archibald and Mary (Wilson) Gracie.  He had resided here 35 years.  His wife, Mrs. Virginia Gracie, preceded him in death.
Surviving is a step-daughter, Mrs. Nina Wilson, at home.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 1, 1952
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 


Robert R. Gracie

GRACIE, Robert R.

Frostburg - Robert R. Gracie, 75, Consolidation Village, died yesterday afternoon in Miners Hospital, where he was admitted December 6.
A carpenter contractor, he was a native of Eckhart and a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Pengilly)[sic] Gracie.  His wife, Mrs. Lucinda (Parker) Gracie, preceded him in death. Surviving are four daughters, A Mrs. Gilbert Beeman and Mrs. Ellsworth Filer, Frostburg; Mrs. David Norris, Eckhart, and Mrs. Daniel Hare, Elkton; five sons, Richard and Robert Gracie, Jr., Frostburg; James Gracie, Cleveland and Ned and Earl Gracie at home, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 19, 1960
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 


Thomas W. Gracie

GRACIE, Thomas W.

Killed Instantly
A Brother of Archie Gracie Meets Death in a Coal Mine. Mr. Thomas W. Gracie, one of the most prominent miners in the Georges Creek region, was instantly killed in Hoffman mine near Eckhart, at 1:30 this afternoon.  He was 38 years of age. The deceased leaves a wife and three children.  He was a brother to Mr. Archie W. Gracie, night watchman at the Insane Asylum and almshouse. The accident was due to a fall of horseback coal which crushed the man's head killing him instantly. He was a member of Coal Valley Council Jr. O.U.A.M. and of Mt. Savage Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 128.  An inquest was held and the verdict was accidental death.  

Cumberland Evening Times Jan 1 1901  (Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 



 


Mrs. Virginia Belle Campbell Gracie

GRACIE, Mrs. Virginia Belle Campbell

Mrs Virginia Belle Gracie, 55, wife of John W. Gracie, 438 Bond Street, died last night at the home following an illness of one month.Born in Philippi, W. Va., Mrs. Gracie was a daughter of Delbert B. Campbell and the late Mrs. Ida (Nutter) Campbell.  She resided here the past 29 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.Surviving, besides her husband and father, are a daughter, Mrs. Nina Wilson, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Rosier and Mrs. Beatrice Poling, both of Philippi, and Mrs. Blanche Perrine, Wolf Summit, W. Va., and a brother, Leeman Campbell, Norton, W. Va.The body is at the Kight Funeral Home, where rites will be held at 1:30 p.m Thursday by Rev. Randolph Keefe, pastor of Grace Baptist Church.  Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times March 1, 1949

(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)


 


Dr. William A. Gracie

GRACIE, Dr. William A.

Doctor Dies - Dr. William A. Gracie, 67, prominent Cumberland physician and surgeon, died about noon today in Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient for about three weeks.  He rose to a prominent place in Maryland medical circles following five years as a coal miner in the Georges Creek section while a young man.

Dr. W. A. Gracie Dies Following Short Illness

Prominent Cumberland Surgeon Rose From Miner to Medical Man
Dr. William A. Gracie, 67, well known local physician and surgeon died shortly after noon today in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore where he had been a patient for about three weeks. With him when he died were his wife Mrs. Anna Lee (White) Gracie, a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, wife of William L. Wilson, Jr.; and a son, William A. Gracie, Jr. Dr. Gracie was born at Eckhart on October 4, 1884, the son of James and Mary (Elizabeth) Gracie. 

Former Coal Miner
He had one sister, Eleanor, who died in the flu epidemic in Novermber, 1918.  She was instructor in German and mathematics in the Allegany County Academy. Until he was 13 years old, Dr. Gracie attended public school at Eckhart.  During the next five years he worked in the coal mines. When 18 years of age he left the mines and became a clerk in the general merchandise store operated by his uncle at Eckhart. It was at this time that he decided to prepare himself for a medical career.  He spent one year at Williamsport Seminary and another at Frostburg Normal School.

Came Here in 1912.
In 1906 he entered the medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and was graduated in 1910.  For the next two and a half years he was an interne in University Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Gracie came to Cumberland in 1912 to establish a practice.  He served as health officer for Allegany county in 1914 and 1915. On November 30, 1915, he was married to Miss Anna Lee White, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. White of this city. Dr. Gracie was a member of the American Medical Association, the Maryland Chi(?)surgical Faculty, and the Allegany-Garrett County Medical Society. He belonged to Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Fort Cumberland Lodge No. 211 A.F.(?) and A.M.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 28, 1951
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)



GRAHAM, Mrs Amanda Ann Christie
 
Mrs Amanda Ann Graham. 87, of ?01/2 Market Street, died this morning at her home after being seriously ill two weeks.  She was a member of Centre Street, Methodist Church and Manhattan  Temple No. 8,  Pythian Sisters.  Her husband, William A. Graham, died February 24, 1943.  She ls survived by a daughter, Miss Edith B Graham, at home and a number of nieces and nephews.  The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home for services Saturday at 11 a.m. to be conducted by Rev Norman O Scribner, pastor of Centre Street Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, April 6, 1949, pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 3, 2014


 

GRAHAM, James B.

MT. SAVAGE - James B. Graham, 71, a former resident, died yesterday at Perry Point VA Hospital. Born in Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Robert and Agnes (Rankin) Graham. He was a World War I veteran. He is survived by his wife, Jenny (Russell) Graham, Baltimore; a son, Robert Graham, Sheldon, Iowa; three brothers, Colon Graham, Barrelville; John Graham, Barberton, Ohio; Lynn Graham, Mt. Savage; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Koontz and Mrs. Agnes Crump, here; and one grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, March 5, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRAHAM, Mrs. Rose A.

Mrs. Rose A. Graham, 55, of 22 Perry Street, Ridgeley, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been admitted November 30. She had been in failing health eight months. Born in Parsons, W. Va., she was a daughter of Daniel B. and Lillie (Hawkins) Eckard. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Ridgeley. Surviving are her husband, Ira W. Graham, and one daughter, Miss Dila Beth Graham, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Wiegand, LaVale; Mrs. Pearl Dawson, Cumberland, and Mrs. Alice M. Wentz, Philippi, W. Va., and two brothers, Albert Eckard, Centerville, Pa., snd Oliver Eckard, Conway, S. C. The body is at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 11, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRAHAM, William

Grafton, W. Va., June 27 - William Graham, one of the first white children born in Preston county, and a resident of Grafton for 60 years, died at the age of 80. His father was among the state's first settlers. He served throughout the Civil War and was a charter member of the local lodge of the Odd Fellows. He served as a B&O employee for over 50 years, retiring in 1900. He was the family of railroad men, as all four sons were in the railway service. He is survived by his wife, two aged sisters and one brother, six children and 19 grandchildren.
Mineral Daily News, July 4, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 7, 2010


 

GRAHAME, J. Frederick

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - J. Frederick Grahame, 74, of here, died yesterday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Frostburg, Md., he was a son of the late Richard and Mitie (Beal) Grahame. He is survived by his widow, Clara (Bittner) Grahame, and a brother, Bradley Grahame, Meyersdale. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Dr. E. Wilson Kelley. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 7, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 23, 2012


 

GRAICHEN, Frederick S.

Frederick S. Graichen, for the past 14 years Secretary and Treasurer of the woolen and Cassimer Mills at Martinsburg, W. Va., died Thursday, November 28, aged fifty-one years. He is survived by a widow and four young children. Mr. Graichen was the owner of the Palace Bowling Alleys and the Majestic Theatre at Martinsburg. He was also Mason of high rank, being a member of the Templar and Royal Arch degrees in Martinsburg and the Blue Lodge in Providence, Rhode Island. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. He was a native of Providence, to which place his body will be taken for interment today.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010

 


 

GRAIM, Mrs. Anna LaVern Rafferty

Requiem mass for Mrs. Anna LaVern Graim, 71, of 517 North Centre Street, who was killed Sunday in a two-car accident on Route 40 at Eckhart, will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg. A. native of Frostburg, Mrs. Graim was a daughter of the late Michael and Laura (Lyons) Rafferty. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the sodality. Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Graim; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Carter, Mt. Savage, and Frances Brannon, Adelphi; a half-sister, Mrs. Catherine McDonald and three grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 7 p.m.
The Cumberland News, February 23, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009



GRANDSTAFF, Raymond
 
Lonaconing - Raymond Grandstaff, 73, of here, died Monday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Westernport on April 6, 1913, he was the son of the late Clarence and Katherine (Clise) Grandstaff. Retired with 30 years service as a lab technician for the Celanese Corporation, Mr. Grandstaff is a member of First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing Lions Club, Lonaconing Republican Club and Lonaconing Senior Citizens. Surviving are his widow, Mildred (Crowe) Grandstaff; two sons, Richard W. Grandstaff, Lonaconing, and Kenneth L. Grandstaff, Thurmont; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Livingston, Frostburg; three brothers, Francis "Bud" Grandstaff, Westernport; Leroy Grandstaff, Honeybrook, Pa., and Norris Grandstaff, Williamsport; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Orndorff, Keyser, W. Va., and five grandchildren. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park Tuesday at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Carl Synan and the Rev. Kenneth Hamrick. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the George's Creek Ambulance Service or First United Methodist Church. The Boal Funeral Home, Lonaconing is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, 21 January 1987; Cumberland Times-News
~Genie
Posted April 20, 2013


 

GRANEY, Sister Bertha

"Sister Bertha Graney entered St. Mary's Academy Community in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1867. Two years after entering the Community, Sister Bertha went to Helena, Montana, where she remained until 1896, returning to Kansas then. Sister Bertha's relatives live in Piedmont, West Virginia."
"The Leavenworth Times" Leavenworth, Kansas, 26 Oct 1923
NOTE: this is the daughter of William Francis Graney and Ellen Welsh.
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009

GRANEY, Sister Bertha

"Funeral services for Sister Bertha Graney, one of the pioneer Sisters of St. Mary's Academy, were said at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the Academy. Interment was in the afternoon. Sister Bertha, who was 76 years old, died early Friday morning at St. John's Hospital after a four months illness."
"The Leavenworth Times" Leavenworth, Kansas, 28 Oct 1923
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009

 


 

GRANEY, Mrs. Ellen

"Piedmont-It is our sad duty to announce the death of Mrs. Ellen Graney, a well known lady which occurred Thursday morning. Mrs. Graney was 87 years old and had been in poor health for some time. Her funeral will take place from St. Peter's Catholic Church at 10 O'clock Saturday morning, of which denomination Mrs. Graney had been a devout member for many years."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 1 Feb 1895
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 31, 2009

GRANEY, Mrs. Ellen

"Lonaconing-The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Graney took place on Sat. Feb 2. The body was taken to St. Peter's Catholic Church, thence to the old cemetery and there in the shadow of the church it was laid to rest beside her husband. Mrs. Graney was a native of County Galway, Ireland. She was beloved by all who knew her and leaves one son and five daughters."
"The Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, 3 Feb 1895
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 31, 2009

 


 

GRANEY, Frank P.

"Frank P. Graney, 58, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad conductor between Cumberland and Grafton, died at 6:20 a.m. today at his home 416 Maryland avenue, following a heart attack. He had been ill for two weeks having been stricken while on duty and brought back home before completing this run. He had not been in good health since he had been in an accident in 1933. A native of Barton, this county, he was in the railroad service thirty-five years, and from 1918 to 1932 served as assistant trainmaster for the B & O at Morgantown and Kingwood Junction. He had held life membership in the Grafton Lodge, B.P.O. Elks, and Piedmont Council, Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie J. Graney, two daughters, Miss Jean Graney, a nurse, State Department of Health, Cambridge, Md., and Mrs. Edward V. Welsh, 801 Bedford street, this city, and one son, John F. Graney, at home. He was a brother of William Graney, New York; John Graney, Westernport; Mrs. Katherine Thompson, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Richard Stakem, Lonaconing. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Thu 25 Feb 1937
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 11, 2010

 



GRANEY, Joseph A.

"Funeral services for Joseph A. Graney, 60, who died Wednesday night at his home on West Hampshire street, were held Saturday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church, with high requiem mass conducted by Rev. Joseph Lansinger, assistant pastor.  Rev. Michael Kenneth Carney, pastor of St. John's church, Baltimore; Rev. A. Scarpati and Rev. victor Dowgiallo, pastor and assistant pastor of St. Peter's, were in the sanctuary. Mrs. Edward H. Pendergast sang "Rest for the Weary" and "Thy Will Be one." Emmett Haran sang "Mother at Thy Feet I'm Kneeling."  Interment was in the Catholic cemetery at Terra Alta.  The pallbearers were John Dugan, Bryan Healy, DeSales Bissett, Edward Mullan, Ligouri Bissett and James Walsh.  Among those from out of town were...Mr. Graney, a native of Piedmont, was a son of the late Frank and Rebecca Graney.  He learned the machinists' trade at the Baltimore and Ohio railroad shops here and was a night foreman before he was transferred to Keyser in 1920 when the local shops were closed.  Two years ago he underwent a major operation and since that time had been in ill health.  For the past four months he had been bedfast.  He was a member of Piedmont Council, Knights of Columbus, and of the Holy Name Society.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Anne (Welch) Graney, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Veach and Miss Elizabeth Graney, and a brother, Michael Graney, all of Piedmont."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thur 1 Dec 1938
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 14, 2011



GRANEY, Mrs. Stella Naughton

"Mrs. Stella Naughton Graney, wife of Michael Ganey, 30 C Street, Keyser, died yesterday morning at the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser. She had been ill for some weeks. She was a patient in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, after which she was brought to her home at Keyser, and recently removed to the Hoffman Hospital. Mrs. Graney was a professional nurse, being a graduate of the nurses' training school of Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C. The body was taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Naughton, Westernport. Funeral services will probably be held from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, Monday morning. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Michael Graney; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalie Kerns, WheelingW. Va.; Mrs. Helen Whitworth, Asheville, N.C. and Miss Mary Naughton, Morgantown, W. Va., and two brothers, John Naughton, Westernport, and Owen Naughton, California."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 20 Aug 1927
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 3, 2011


 

GRANT, Mrs. Alice Monahan

MIDLAND — Mrs. Alice (Monahan) Grant, a former resident of Midland, died yesterday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Charles Lynn, Aliquippa, Pa., with whom she resided. She was the widow of the late Patrick A. Grant. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Annadell Malloy, Mt. Savage. Services will be conducted Friday in Aliquippa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, July 16, 1952 - pg 24, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 3, 2012




GRANT, C. William

Services for C. William (Bill) Grant, 55, of RD 1, Buffalo Mills, Pa., who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital from injuries received February 26 in a car-truck collision, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the George Funeral Home by Rev. Ray Mallow. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The accident occurred just inside the Pennsylvania line on Route 95 north of Ellerslie. Pennsylvania State Police said a pickup truck operated by Mr. Grant was struck headon by a car driven by  Zane Lee Shagger, 20, of Hyndman. Police said the Shaffer vehicle, which was southbound, ran off the highway onto the berm, then crossed into the northbound lane and struck Mr. Grant's truck. Mr. Grant was born at Beryl, W. Va., and was a son of Charles R. and Eva (Burke) Grant, Cresaptown. He was employed as an iron worker and was a member of Local 568 Ironworkers' Union. Mr. Grant was also a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Lanna (Gibbons) Grant; a son, Donald H. Grant, Buffalo Mills; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Iona L. Skelley, Cresaptown; a stepson, Robert L. Carver, Florence, Colo.; five sisters, Mrs. Amelia Clayton, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred Combs, and Mrs. Verna Moon, both of LaVale; Mrs. Dorothy Shimer, National Highway; and Mrs. Pauline Flanigan, Cresaptown; a brother, Robert C. Grant, Cumberland, and five stepgrandchildren. Friends will be received in the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 17, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


GRANT, Mrs. Carrie Virginia Winters

Mrs. Carrie Virginia Grant, 88, native of Cresaptown, died today at Sacred Heart Hospital. She resided in Fairgo with a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Parker. Mrs. Grant was a daughter of the late John and Harriet (Sigler) Winters. She was a member of the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church. She is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Sanford Robinette, and Mrs. Chelsie Liller, both of Cresaptown, and Mrs. Lester Beck, Lebanon, Fa.; four sons, Leonard and Ray Grant, both of Lebanon, Pa.; Charles Grant, Cresaptown; and Marshall Grant, Brunswick; 40 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Ira Moore, pastor of the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church, officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.

The Cumberland Evening Times, May 2, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012


GRANT, Charles E.

MEYERSDALE - Charles E. Grant, 92, Garrett, died suddenly yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Okonoko, W. Va., he was a son of the late Lemuel and Susanna (Hyatt) Grant. His wife, Leona G. (Malcolm) Grant died last Sunday. Surviving are a son, Belmont Grant, Fairchance; five daughters, Mrs. Inez Fifick, Mrs. Thelma Lemhart, Garrett; Mrs. Emma Boyer, Cumberland; Mrs. Orpha Joyce, Mrs. Elizabeth Stouffer, Tarentum. He was a member of Garrett Church of the Brethren where a service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Dean R. Shetler and Rev. Earl E. Meyers will officiate and interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Garrett. The body is at the Johnson & Son Funeral Home, Berlin. It will be taken to the residence where friends will be received after 4 p.m. today.
The Cumberland News, May 2, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GRANT, Rev. Charles R.
 
The Rev. Charles R. Grant, 97, of 13513 Brant Avenue, Cresaptown, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born July 10, 1882, in Cresaptown, Rev. Mr. Grant was a son of the late John D. and Mary E. (McKenzie) Grant. His wife, Eva V. (Burke) Grant, died in 1974. Rev. Mr. Grant was a member of the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church, a former Celanese Fibers Company employee, and a retired Assembly of God minister. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Amelia I. Clayton and Mrs. Mildred L. Combs, both of Cresaptown; Mrs. C. Pauline Flanagan, at home; Mrs. Dorothy M. Shimer, Eckhart, and Mrs. Verna R. Moon, LaVale; one son, C. Robert Grant, this city; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Stottlemyer, Cresaptown; 29 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church with the Rev. William M. Hoard officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers, all grandsons of the late Rev. Mr. Grant, will be Thomas Raley, Bobby Grant, Paul Flanagan, Donald Grant, Allen Shimer and Larry Moon.
Cumberland Evening Times [date of death was December 7, 1979]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2013

GRANT, Mrs. Eva V. Burke

Mrs. Eva V. Grant, 86, of 13513 Brant Avenue, Cresaptown, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted September 15. Born in Little Orleans, Md., she was a daughter of the late William N. and Dorcas A. (Lyons) Burke. Mrs. Grant was a member of the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles R. Grant; five daughters, Mrs. Amelia I. Clayton, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred L. Combs, LaVale; Mrs. C. Pauline Flanagan, at home; Mrs. Dorothy M. Shimer, LaVale; Mrs. Verna R. Moon, LaVale; one son, C. Robert Grant, this city; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Fazenbaker, Beryl, W. Va.; 29 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Cresaptown Assembly of God Church, Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Hugh L. Porter and Rev. J. E. Barrick will officiate. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
The Cumberland News, October 3, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


GRANT, Mrs. Genevieve Marie McDonald
 
Mrs. Genevieve Marie Grant, 69, 217 East Main Street, Frostburg, formerly of Cresaptown, died today in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where she was admitted February 28. She had been in ill health one year. A native of Eckhart, she was the daughter of the late Allan and Ellen (Radigan) McDonald. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Mrs. Grant is survived by her husband, Charles S. Grant; two sons, Allan Grant, Frostburg, and Charles W. Grant, Sarasota, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Perley Bodkin, Mrs. Francis Williams, and Mrs. William Hayes, all of Hagerstown; one brother, John McDonald, Lincoln, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Roger Murray, Cumberland. The body will be at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, Braddock Road and Route 40, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 4 p.m. at the chapel. Rev. Carol Warner, OFM. Cap., pastor of St. Ambrose Church, will officiate. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church and interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 14, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012

 

GRANT, George D.

Funeral services for George D. Grant, 73, Baltimore Pike, who died Saturday, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stein's Chapel. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant Church, will officiate.
Cumberland Times, Sept 27, 1936
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)

Posted August 4, 2009


GRANT, James Leroy
 
James Leroy Grant, 83, of 236 East Chestnut Street, Cleona, Pa., died January 14 in Lebanon Valley General Hospital. A native of Cresaptown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Carrie (Winters) Grant. His wife, Grace I. Grant, preceded him in death. A retired textile worker, he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are three children, James L. Grant, Hagerstown; Mrs. Marilyn Fortna and Mrs. Naomi Emerick, Lebanon; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Park and Mrs. Lillian Beck, Cumberland Fairgrounds; two brothers, Charles Grant, Frostburg, and Marshall Grant, Rawlings; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 22, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012

 


GRANT, James W.

CRESAPTOWN — James W. Grant, 43, Brant Road, Cresaptown, died yesterday, in Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted June 13. Born in Beryl, W. Va., he was the son of Charles R. and Eva (Burke) Grant of Cresaptown. Surviving are his widow, Pauline (Peterson); four daughters, Nancy Sue, Barbara Ann, Joanne Lee, and Jill Marie, all at home; one son, James W. Grant Jr., at home; two brothers, C. William Grant, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; and C. Robert Grant, Cumberland, and five sisters, Mrs. Amelia Clayton, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Mildred Combs, LaVale; Mrs. Dorothy Shimer, Eckhart; Mrs. Pauline Flanigan, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Verna Moon, LaVale. Mr. Grant is a veteran of World War II, a member of Cresaptown Aerie FOE; Victory Post 155, American Legion, and the Allegany County Bowling Association. He was employed by Mason Dairy. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. W. Randolph Keefe Jr., and Rev. Samuel N. Booth will officiate and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Aerie 2883 will hold a service at the funeral home
today at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, June 27, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



GRANT, John D.

John D. Grant, 75, a farmer of Cresaptown, died this morning at his home. Mr. Grant is survived by two sons, John and Richard Grant, both of Cresaptown, and by five daughters, Mrs. Scott Chilott, Mrs. James Stottlemeyer, Mrs. John Stottlemeyer, and Mrs. Edward Carpenter, all of Cresaptown, and Mrs. Howard Darr, Frederick, Md. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday from the Cresaptown Church, with burial in the Cresaptown cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 11, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


GRANT, Leonard W.

Leonard W. Grant, 70, of 1617 Centre Street, Lebanon, Pa., formerly of Cresaptown, died Saturday in a Lebanono hospital. He was born October 2, 1885, a son of the late Joseph and Carrie Grant. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary (Lehman) Grant; three brothers, Charles Grant, Frostburg; Roy Grant, Lebanon, and Marshall Grant, Rawlings; and four sisters, Mrs. Lena Robinette and Mrs. Mary Liller, both of Cresaptown; Mrs. Lillian Beck, Lebanon, and Mrs. Ethel Parker, Fairgo. Services and interment will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in Lebanon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 2, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012




GRANT, Mrs. Mary E

Mrs. Mary E. Grant, 79, widow of John D. Grant, died yesterday morning at her home in Cresaptown. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. H. S. Chilcott, Richard Grant and Mrs. James Stottlemeyer, Cresaptown; Mrs. Howard Darr, Frederick, Md.; Mrs. Edward Carpenter, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. John Stottlemeyer, this city, and John Grant, of Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Cresaptown Methodist Episcopal Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

The Cumberland Evening Times, April 23, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


 

GRANT, Mrs. Michael

Mrs. Michael Grant died December 30th at the home of Mrs. J. Hogan in Piedmont, at the age of 52 years.
Keyser Tribune, January 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010



GRANT, Paul Clinton

Hurled from a skidding automobile on a Dan's Mountain road above Cresaptown, shortly before noon yesterday, Paul Clinton Grant, 20, of Cresaptown, was instantly killed, while two companions in the 1931 model cabriolet were taken to Allegany Hospital with head injuries. Officer George J. Miller, State Police, said that the car carried no license tag and that Grant had no driver's card. The officer said he was told the machine was purchased several months ago from a Flintstone man by Robert W. Elliott, 16, Cresaptown, but the vehicle was not registered at the office of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Grant, a parcel post messenger at the Celanese plant, was accompanied by his brother, James Grant, and young Elliott, when he went for a ride on the Brant road, recently improved by WPA workers, shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. The machine was descending a grade, and while rounding a curve, the badly worn tires skidded on loose shale at the edge of the road. Whirling around, the car turned over twice and landed on the open top, with Elliott and James Grant pinioned beneath, while Paul Grant was hurled clear. Philip S. Gordon and Clarence W. Shuck, of Rawlings, arrived in a car within a few minutes and found the elder Grant boy, apparently dead, along the road. They obtained a log and pried the overturned car from the other boys, then took all three to the hospital, where the young Grant was pronounced dead by Dr. Linnie Corson, Deputy Medical Examiner. His neck was broken. The mishap victim was the son of Richard and Eva Grant and is also survived by two other brothers, Robert and William, and five sisters, Mrs. T. J. Clayton, Pinto; Mrs. Mildred Raley, Cresaptown; Mrs. Thomas Shimes, Eckhart; Pauline and
Verna Ruth Grant, at home. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



 

GRAPES, David Elmer

David Elmer Grapes, 65, of 408 York Place, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months. A native of Keyser, he was a son of the late Elkana and Polly D. (Smith) Grapes. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Evelyn Mae (McCray) Grapes; two sons, David E. and Richard L. Grapes, city; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Heaton, Miss Dorothy Grapes, Mrs. Edna Wilson, Mrs. Clara Crites, Mrs. Patricia Benson, city, and Mrs. Eleanor Shelley, Lanham; three brothers, Homer and Floyd Grapes, city, and Howard Grapes, Baltimore; five sisters, Mrs. Pearl Heavener, Mrs. Maggie Powell, city; Mrs. Effie Rader, Oldtown; Mrs. Bertha Cook, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Delia Kuykendall, Baltimore; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli 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 at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home by Rev. Cecil S. Smart. Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRAPES, Child of Robert

A little child of Robert Grapes, aged five months, died Monday night and was buried Wednesday morning. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. G. Hammond.
Keyser Tribune, October 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010

 


 

GRASSER, Frederick

Killed By a Colt.
Friday morning Frederick Grasser, of near Forwardstown, Somerset county, was caressing a frisky two-year-old colt when the animal suddenly wheeled and kicked Mr. Grasser in the left side, crushing his ribs The injured man died an hour afterward. The deceased was a well-to-do farmer, forty-two years old. His mother, Mrs. Catharine Grasser, lives at New Baltimore. A brother, John Grasser, of Forwardstown, and seven sisters also survive him. Among the latter are Mrs. Annie Hillegas, of Mann's Choice, aud Mrs. George Imgrundt, of near New Baltimore. Mr. Grasser's wife is at the hospital for the insane at Dixmount.
Bedford Gazette, Friday, July 12, 1901
~Genie
Posted July 31, 2010


 

GRAY, Bertha May Lowery

Mrs. Bertha May Gray, 73, of Potomac Park died yesterday in Washington Sanitarium, Takoma Park. Born January 11, 1896 in Corriganville, she was the daughter of James and Flora (Witt) Lowery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Gray. She was a member of Barrelville Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sons, Ralph E. Gray, Silver Spring, and Robert C. Gray, Takoma Park; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Smith, Gaithersburg, and Mrs. Donald Nigh, Mt. Savage; three brothers, Clarence Lowery, Raymond Lowery and George Lowery, all of Corriganville; three sisters, Mrs. Grace F. Holt, Barrelville; Mrs. Raymond Hosselrode, RD 1, Hyndman, and Mrs. Fairy Morgan, Barrelville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. A service will be conducted at Barrelville Presbyterian Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Alex N. Nemeth will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Savage Methodist Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, September 10, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009

 


 

GRAY, Edward M.

"Mr. Edward M. Gray, 79, of 38 Orchard Street, died yesterday at Allegany Hospital where he was admitted May 13. He was a native of Cumberland. For many years Mr. Gray sold refreshments at athletic contests. Surviving are two brothers, Samuel and Thomas H. Gray, and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Chaney and Miss Lettie Gray."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 20 May 1939
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 15, 2011

 


 

GRAY, George E.

George E. Gray, 18 years old, of Meyersdale, died yesterday morning at the Western Maryland hospital in Cumberland. The body was shipped to the Gray home at Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Wednesday, March 13, 1918
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRAY, John

A terrible accident occurred last Tues morning, a few miles above Keyser, in which three men lost their lives and one is lying in a critical condition. The dead are D. W. Eagle, a well known business man, a farmer, a sawmill man and interested in many other enterprises around here; John Smith, aged 20 years; and John Gray. The injured man is Jos Boyce, who has a leg and arm broken and hurt about the back, and it is feared that he too, will die. Mr Eagle's son was also with the men, but escaped injury. The men were starting an old saw mill that had not been run for some time. In some way the boiler exploded. Smith was killed outright, Mr Eagle died just as they reached the hospital with him, and Gray died the next morning. Eagle was crushed about the head and chest. Two other men were standing near, but both escaped without injury. Olin, Mr Eagle's oldest son, was standing within a few feet of his father. Alex Shears, the fireman, who escaped, says there was only forty pounds of steam in the boiler at the time. They were all standing together watching one man lace a belt at the time. The men were all buried at the Duling church, Smith Wed, Gray Fri morning and Eagle yesterday afternoon. Mr Eagle was a member of the New Creek Council National Union, who had charge of the funeral, many of them attending. Services were conducted at his late home by Rev A P Neel. Mr Eagle was a native of Pendleton County, and was 49 years, 8 months old. He married Miss Annie E Burkhiser, who with two sons, Olin and James, survive. He leaves three brothers, George of New Creek and two in the west, and one sister, Mrs Taylor Delay, of Petersburg.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

 


GRAY, Mrs. Margaret Himes

"Mrs. Margaret [nee Himes] Gray, aged 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Chaney, 31 Wine street, this a.m. at 5 o'clock. The cause of death was old age. She is survived by five children, Messrs. Thomas, Samuel, Edward, Mrs. Chaney, and an unmarried daughter, Miss Lottie, all residents of this city. Mrs. Gray was a remarkable old lady and had a host of friends. She came here from her native county of Frederick, Md., years ago, and has made her home with her son-in-law, Theo Chaney, for the past 26 years. Last week she was admitted into the communion of SS Peter and Paul's church and her interment will be made in Rose Hill cemetery at the side of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Gray. The hour and details of the funeral have not been determined."
Monday 17 April, 1911; Cumberland Evening Times

 



 

GRAY, Thomas H.

"Thomas H. Gray, 81, of 29 Orchard street, died last night at Allegany Hospital, three hours after being admitted. He was a retired railroad conductor. Surviving are three sons, Earl and Harry Gray, Chicago; Thomas Gray, Cumberland; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Parker and Mrs. Harry Abbott, this city; a brother, Samuel Gray, Cumberland; sister, Mrs. Theodore Chancy[sic-Chaney], LaVale; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland 14 Dec 1940
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 15, 2011

 


 

GRAY, Thomas Theodore

"Thomas Theodore Gray, 59, of 55 Greene street, retired city fireman, died this morning in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted late last night in a semi-conscious condition. He collapsed at his home. Mr. Gray was a member of the City Fire Department for 25 years. He retired eight years ago and more recently had been employed as night watchman by the Potomac Edison Company. He belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church an Cumberland Aerie No. 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary (Mills) Gray, he is survived by three children, Theodore Gray and Mrs. Virginia Bonig, this city, and Mrs. Leonard Paggi, of Austin, Texas, and three grandchildren. The body will be taken to the home tomorrow morning. The family requests that flowers be omitted."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland Thu 26 Dec 1946
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 15, 2011

GRAY, Thomas Theordore

"A requiem mass was held this morning in St. Patrick's Catholic for Thomas Theodore Gray, 59, of 55 Greene Street, who died last Thursday in Allegany Hospital. The Rev. Father Charles W. Bogan officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Gray was a former member of the City Fire Department and the pallbearers were Harry Mcnabb, Roy Miller, William L. Linder, Vincent Wegman, Paul Reed and Grover Crawford, all firemen, with the exception of Crawford, who is retired."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland Mon 30 Dec 1946
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 15, 2011



GRAY, Thomas W.

"In memory of Thomas W. Gray, who passed away October 31, 1957. He had a nature you could not help loving. And a heart that was purer than gold. And to those who knew him and loved him, His memory will never grow cold. Cleona Gray McMillan and family."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 31 Oct 1959 (Memorium poem was posted on the anniversary of his death each year by his widow.)
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 16, 2011

 



GRAYSON, Reginald & Richard (twins)

The three months old twins of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Grayson, were buried last Monday afternoon. Reginald died Sunday morning and Richard died Sunday night. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Brunk. Mr. and Mrs. Grayson reside on Sharless (?sic). Mr. Frank Clary of Deer Park and Mrs. J. F. Grayson of Cumberland attended the funeral services, also Miss Alma Grayson and her brother Ernest, of Antioch.
Keyser Tribune, March 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010



GRECO, John V.

"Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated yesterday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, Md., for John V. Greco, 50, of 45 1/2 Lyons street, who died Thursday at Potomac Valley hospital, where he had been a patient for nearly a month.  Burial was in Biertown cemetery, Rawlings, Md.  Fredlock Funeral Home was in charge of the services.  Born in Rawlings, he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Nora (Lanham) Greco.  He is survived by two brothers, Larry Greco, Piedmont-Keyser road and Dominick Greco, Keyser; five sisters, Mary Greco and Mrs. Carmella Klosterman, both of Piedmont; Mrs. Catherine Shingler and Mrs. Rena M. Wiltison, both of Westernport and Marguerite Michaes, Brodnax, Va."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Tue 28 Oct 1980
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 22, 2011



GREEN, Mrs. Anna Miller

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Anna Green, 81, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Bom in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late William and Ellen (Hoover) Miller, and was the widow of Gilbert Green. She was a life long member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are a son, Harold Green, here; a daughter, Mrs. Violet Schrock, Harrington, Del.; 16 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman 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. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Preston Miller will officiate and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 3, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012



 

GREEN, Mrs. Anne Shockey

Mrs. Anne (Shockey) Green, 74, died Dec. 14, 1978 at the Butler County Memorial Hospital following a very brief illness. Born in Meyersdale December 10, 1904, she was the daughter of George and Mary Katherine (Wetmiller) Shockey. She is survived by her husband, William Hall Green; one daughter, Betsy H. Woodman, of Newburyport, Mass.; one granddaughter, and two sisters, Cleo M. Shockey and Margaret S. Cross, both of Butler; a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Mrs. Green had been a registered nurse at the Butler County Memorial Hospital from 1948 to 1971. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Butler and a member of the Women's Social Christian Service. She was a 1930 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Md. Friends were received at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Butler. A memorial service was conducted at the First United Methodist Church, Butler, with the Rev. David D. Wilson officiating. Committal service was held at the Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions go to First United Methodist Church of Butler or the Mid-Western Pennsylvania Heart Association.
The Republic, Meyersdale, December 21, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 26, 2010

 


 

GREEN, Clarence Robert

LONACONING — Clarence Robert Green, 82, of Moscow Mills, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient 48 days. Born at Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Franklin P. and Jennie L. (McMillan) Green. A retired miner, he held membership in the United Mine Workers Union and Star Council 37, Jr. OUAM of Barton. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eliza (Myers) Green; three brothers, Alvie Green, Lonaconing; Gilbert Green, Charleroi, Pa.; Lee Green, Grantsville; two sisters, Mrs. George Andrews, Charleroi, and Mrs. James Fairgrieve, Lonaconing. The body is at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, where a service will be conducted today at 2 p. m. by Rev. John Magargee, pastor of Barton Methodist Church. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.
The Cumberland News, August 21, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GREEN, Mrs. Eliza Canning Bradley

"Barton, Md., Mrs. Eliza C. Green, {nee Bradley} 58, died yesterday afternoon at her home in Detmold, suburb of Lonaconing. she had been ill since Friday. Her husband, Sylvester Green, was in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, for an operation, when summoned home, arriving ten minutes before her death. Mrs. Green was a member of the Barton Presbyterian Church. She was a daughter of Mrs. Martha Bradley. Surviving besides her husband and mother are three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Grosser, Mrs. Thelma Crowe and Mr. James Myers, and a son, Sylvester, all of Lonaconing. She was a sister of Mrs. Sinclair Miller, Mrs. Harrison Kyle, Mrs. Floyd Russell and John, Dewey, James and Joseph Bradley, all of Barton."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 14 Jan 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 5, 2011

GREEN, Mrs. Eliza Canning Bradley

"Barton. Md., Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvester Green, {nee Eliza Canning Bradley} former resident of Barton who died Monday at Lonaconing were conducted yesterday afternoon by Rev. O. S. Edwards, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow. Pallbearers were Fred Frenzel, Edward Bradley, Charles Miller, Joseph Miller, Harry Kyle, Clarence Kyle, Ernest Kyle and James Bradley, Jr. Flower carriers were Francis Miller and Joseph Bradley, Jr. The church choir sang."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 17 Jan 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 5, 2011

 


 

GREEN, Mrs. Eliza Catherine Myers

BARTON — Mrs. Eliza Catherine Green, 81, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient three weeks. A native of Moscow Mills, she was a daughter of the late Montezuma and Sarah (Cook) Myers, and was the widow of Clarence Green. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Myers, Frostburg, and John Myers, Cumberland; and sisters, Mrs. Edith Robertson, Frostburg; Mrs. Luella Robertson and Mrs. Mabel Metz, here. The body is at the Boal Memorial Chapel where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Clifford Lloyd. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 9, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


Name: Fannie Elizabeth Green, 94, of 6072 Bittinger Road, Swanton, MD
 
Parents: Peter and Emma (Pritts) Bickford
 
DOB: August 31, 1909, at Swanton
 
DOD: Monday, July 12, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
 
Spouse: Everett Green
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband
 
Survived by: sons, Parker Dale Green, Abingdon, MD; Darius Green, Myrtle Beach, SC; Ronald Green, Oakland, MD; Glen Green, Swanton, MD; daughters, Marlene Glass, Swanton, MD; Judy Upole, Oakland, MD; sister, Jennie Otto, Baltimore, MD
 
Burial: July 15, 2004, in Garrett County Memorial Gardens
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2014


Name: Gloria "Glo" Emma Green, 82, of 90 Douglas Ave.

Parents: Samuel and Mary (Brown) Neat

DOB: December 8, 1928 in Barton

DOD: Sunday, December 26, 2010, at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing

Spouse: Vernon "Mose" Green, Sr., who died on July 26, 2004

Predeceased by: parents; husband; one sister and three brothers

Survived by:  sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Jolie Green of San Antonio, TX and Vernon "Lanny" and Judy Green of Lonaconing; sisters, Rose Mary Neat,
Phyllis Pericas and Carolyn Schaller

Burial: December 29, 2010, Green Cemetery, Garrett County, MD


Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014


 

GREEN, Israel

"Lonaconing - Israel Green, 82, of Barton, died yesterday in Potomac Valley Hospital, of Keyser, W. Va. Surviving are two sons, Sylvester Green, of this place, and Charles Green, of Barton, and two daughters, Mrs. Lula Kirk, Akron, and Mrs. Belle Greenwade, Leesburg, Va."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 22 Feb 1936
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 3, 2011




GREEN, James Franklin

A 39-yr-old Avilton man was found dead yesterday afternoon in the basement of his home. James Franklin Green Jr., according to police, was found hanging from a beam in the basement. They said he had been in ill health and was depressed. The father of six children reportedly told his eldest daughter, who is 19, that he intended to take his life. About 2:30 p.m. the daughter heard him in the basement. She called State Police who sent Tfc. Lloyd E. Dutton to the Green home. The trooper found the man hanging from a rope that had been placed around a beam in the basement. Dr. James Feaster, deputy medical examiner of Oakland, was also notified. The body was removed to the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg. He was born in Garrett Co., a son of James H. and Mary Michael Green. Survivors other than his parents include his widow, Mildred (Wilhelm) Green; five daughters, Juanita, Jude, Deborah, Beverly and Cathy Green; a son Kenneth Green, all at home; two brothers, Joshua and Jackson Green, both of RD 1, Lonaconing. Four sisters, Mildred Lawson, in Germany with her husband; Mrs. Leola Shrum and Mrs. Mary Kirkendall, both of Baltimore; and Mrs. Rachella Cutter, RD 1, Lonaconing. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011

 


 

GREEN, James Robert

James Robert Green, aged 77 years, 4 months, and 5 days, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 1913, at his home near Sulphur. Mr. Green was one of the oldest residents of this community. He was born and, excepting a few years spent in the west as a young man, has lived here all his life. He is survived by wife, one daughter, Lucy, and three sons, Fred, Cassel and Charles; also two half-sisters and five half-brothers, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Nethkin Hill church in the Nethken Hill Monday morning at eleven o'clock, by Rev. J. A. Shockey, pastor of that church, assisted by Rev. White, of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. Burial took place in the Nethken Hill cemetery. The pallbearers were James Junkins, John Wiseman, Upton Pritchard, Truman Schwinabart, John and Joseph Mackley. Funeral director, W. H. Kight, of Elk Garden.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

GREEN, James Robert

ELK GARDEN - In the death of James Robert Green, another landmark has been removed. He was 76 years old, lived near Sulphur, and his body was interred in the Nethken Hill cemetery. We shall not forget his genial disposition and good nature.
Keyser Tribune, March 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010


Name: Mae M. Green, 92, of Carpendale, WV
 
Parents: George and Nancy Hymes
 
DOB: September 25, 1912, in Hewitt, PA
 
DOD: September 19, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Arthur L. Green
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; daughters, Dorothy M. Smith and Helen J. Comer
 
Survived by: grandchildren
 
Burial: September 23, 2005, Sunset Memorial Park
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2014

GREEN, Mrs. Margaret Ann Monahan
 
LONACONING - Mrs. Margaret Ann Green, 74, of here, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Lapp, 108 Decatur Street, Cumberland.  A native of Lonaconing, she was born September 25, 1890 a daughter of the late John and Mary (Freal) Monahan. Her husband, Orland Green, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Green was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church.  Besides her daughter, she is survived by four sons, Leon, Francis, Joseph and Paul Green, all of Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs. Anderson Green, Frostburg, and Mrs. Cecelia Ackerson, Cumberland; a brother, Edward Monahan, Frostburg; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m.  The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, December 6, 1964 - pg 14, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 7, 2013


 

GREEN, Mrs. Mary C.

Barton – Mrs. Mary C. Green, 69 years old, died Saturday night at her home here.  She was the widow of John H. Green.  One son, John O. J. Green, Commissioner of Westernport and member of the last Md. House of Delegates from Allegany Co and one daughter, Miss Nannie M. Green, survive.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010


GREEN, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bittinger
 
NIKEP - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Greene, 73, wife of Charles Green, of here died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where she was admitted Saturday. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Rebecca (Broadwater) Bittinger. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son Levi Broadwater, Nikep; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Spiker, Baltimore; Mrs. Frank Mastaniz, Nikep; Mrs. Jacob Dye, Moscow, and Mrs. Dewey Smith, Watertown, N. Y.; a brother, Joseph Bittinger, Jennings; a sister, Mrs. George Beeman, Granstville, and 21 grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conduted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bryon Keesecker, pastor of Barton Methodist Church, officiating and burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Moscow.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; February 7, 1961; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 26, 2013



GREEN, Mrs. Mary Veronica Monahan
 
FROSTBURG—Mrs. Mary V Green, 71, of 99 East Main Street, died today in Miners' Hospital, where she had been a patient one week.  Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Real[Friel]) Monahan. Her husband, Anderson J. Green died March 23.  She was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church and Sodality and Frostburg Chapter 221, WOTM.  She is survived by two sons Paul Green, Alexandria, Va and Gene Green, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Alvera Hager Fairfax, Va.; Mrs. Elaine Wilhelm, Frostburg; Mrs. Margaret Ryan, Eckhart; Mrs. Maxine Grose, Chicora, Pa.; Mrs Ann Kilduff, Midland, and Mrs Norma Lee Chancy, St Clair Shores, Mich.; one sister, Mrs Cecelia Ackerson, Cumberland, and 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St Michael's church with interment in the Parish Cemetery.  The Frostburg WOTM will hold services tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, August 12, 1970 - pg 23, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 7, 2013

GREEN, Mrs. Media Broadwater

LONACONING — Mrs. Media (Broadwater) Green, 79, of RD 1, died last night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arch Broadwater. Survivors include her husband, Chester Green; three daughters, Mrs. William Weir and Mrs. Clara Pierce, both of Lonaconing, and Mrs. Joseph May, Cumberland; two sons, Stanley Green and Earl Green, both of Lonaconing; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to Georges Creek Church of the Brethren at 1 p.m. Wednesday for services at 2 p.m. by Rev. Earl Harper and Rev. Connell T. Chaney. Interment will be in Green Cemetery, Garrett county.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 28, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


Name:  Roger U. "Pete" Green Sr., age 77, of Amherst, Ohio

Parents: Elbert Wilbur Green and Genevieve Emma McKenzie Green.

DOB: near Westernport, Maryland

DOD:  Wednesday July the 28th, 2010

Military: US Army at the end of the Korean War

Spouses: Ruth Regina Green and Mildred Green

Predeceased by: son Ronald Allen Green; brother Alvin Cecil Green; brother-in-law Donald Reynolds Wilson
 
Survived by:  son, Roger Jr. and wife Diane of Spring Hill, TN; son Richard, of Quincy, FL; daughter, Laqueta and husband Bruce Conklin of Rancho Cordova, CA; sisters Catherine Wilson of Baltimore, MD; Eleanor Trenum of  Westernport, MD;  Peggy Hutcheson of Lonaconing, MD; Emily Webb of Ellerslie, MD; brothers Elbert (Bert) Green of Oldtown, MD;  Walter Green, of Midland, MD; step daughter Belinda and husband Steve Bognar

Burial:  August 14, 2010, Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, MD


Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014


 

GREEN, Mrs. Rosella Lynch

Mt. Savage - Mrs. Rosella Green, 83, of here, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been a patient six weeks. Born here, she was a daughter of the late George and Sarah K. (Rizer) Lynch. Mrs. Green was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Sodality and was a member and past president of Mt. Savage Fire Company auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Harry H. Green; four daughters, Mrs. Rosella Adams, Vale Summit; Mrs. Edith Garlitz and Mrs. Leona Burkett, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Mrs. Christina McKenzie, San Gabriel, Calif.; five sons, Grover, of here; Hilleary, Sarasota, Fla.; Howard, Manchester, Md.; Joseph, Okeechobee, Fla., and Bernard Green, New Carrollton; two brothers, Michael, of here, and Leroy Lynch, Eckhart; three sisters, Miss Coelina Lynch, New Carrollton; Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, LaVale, and Mrs. Cecelia Carder, of here; 33 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Savage. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery. The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 11, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011


GREEN, Mrs. Thelma Edith Bowser 
 
Thelma Edith Green, 89, Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at her residence.  Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Bittinger, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Ada (Schrock) Bowser. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Green; and one brother, Wilbur Bowser. She was a member of the Bethesda Church of the Brethren and was employed as an aide at the Goodwill Mennonite Home prior to her retirement.  Survivors include five sons, Arthur G. Green, Robert E. Green, and H. Wayne Green, all of Grantsville, Lester O. Green, McHenry, and Howard E. Green, Oakland; three daughters, Dora A. McKenzie, Grantsville, Frances D. Green, Gaithersburg, and Shirley A. Snyder, Oakland; three brothers, Russell Bowser and Alvin Bowser, both of Grantsville, and Olen Bowser, Louisville, Ohio; one sister, Olive Hetrick, Grantsville; 19 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 24 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with Pastor Carroll Junkins and Pastor Tony Wilburn officiating. Interment was in Grantsville Cemetery, Grantsville. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Garrett County Hospice.
abt. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013


 

GREEN, William Ellsworth

BARTON — William Ellsworth Franklin Green, 79, who resided five miles west of here in Garrett county, died yesterday, at Miners' Hospital, Frostburg, where he was admitted last Wednesday. A native of Moscow, Mr. Green was a farmer. His parents were the late George and Annie (Winebrenner) Green. Survivors include his widow, the former Ellen Clark; three sons, Price and Chester Green, Lonaconing, and Jesse Green, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary McMillan, Moscow; Mrs. John D. Alexander, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Russell Bittinger, Coraopolis, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Waldo Broadwater, Nikep;19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Alexander residence, Lonaconing; where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Arthur Scrogum, pastor of Living Stone Church of the Brethren, Cumberland. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 15, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

 


 

GREENAWALT, Soloman

PENDLETON COUNTY WV - Solomon Greenawalt, died at his home near Kline, Pendleton County, we suppose of neuralgia, on Sat morning of last. Very early in the morning he had arisen, stating that he was not feeling well. Ere long he complained of a very acute pain in his shoulder, and said that if it did not get better he could not stand it. He started for a couch which was in the room, but would have fallen to the floor had not his son-in-law Abe Harman, caught and assisted him to it. The funeral was preached at the residence Sun afternoon by Rev J W Stearn to an immense congregation after which the remains were buried in a burying ground nearby.
Keyser Tribune, August 9, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

 



GREENE, Henry
HENDERSON, John

WILLIAMSON - Judge Evans, in court here yesterday passed sentence of death of John Henderson, convicted of the murder of Deputy Sheriff Elbert Ditty, and Henry Greene, who was tried for murdering Mary Justice. The men will be executed the same day in the Moundsville penitentiary.
Keyser Tribune, November 28, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)

Posted October 23, 2010


 

GREENHORN, Herbert L.

Piedmont Man Drowns In Bay
Herbert L. Greenhorn, 36, a native of Piedmont, drowned yesterday while at work for a dredging company in Baltimore. Employed as a deck hand by the Arundel Corporation, his is claimed to have fallen from the dredge, "Defender", while taking a sounding of the Fort McHenry channel of the Chesapeake Bay.  He was pronounced dead at a Baltimore hospital after being pulled from the channel. He was a son of the late William and Martha (Dawson) Greenhorn.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Retha (Feaster) Greenhorn; a daughter Vicki Greenhorn and a half-sister Mrs. Elizabeth Jone, Paul Halton Point, Ohio. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 P.M. by Rev. William Orndorff, pastor of First Baptist Church, Westernport, will officiate.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 25, 1952
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009

 

 

GREENWADE, John Henry

John Henry Greenwade died at his home on Church St, Keyser, last Sat evening after a lingering illness, aged 70 years. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, Robert C of Elkins and Harry T of Keyser, Mrs Nora Lichliter, of Westernport, Miss Rose Greenwade of Piedmont, Mrs Minnie Highlman of Keyser. A sister, Mrs Hattie McKenzie, residing here, a brother, Mr D T Greenwade, one of our leading merchants, resides in Keyser and another brother Mr M M Greenwade, and official of the Southern Railway, resides in Cincinnati. Mr Greenwade's wife died about six months ago. The funeral services were held at the home Tues afternoon, conducted by Rev John T Dayton, assisted by Rev M H Keen. The body was buried at Queens Point. Mr Greenwade had lived in Keyser for about 30 years and none knew him but to love him; none name him but to praise. He was by trade a painter and glazer. He always dealt-honestly with his fellow-men and held their confidence. The pall bearers were, Col Geo T Carskadon, Floyd Knight, N J Crooks, L C McDonald, H L Arnold, H G Wilson. A good man has gone from us.
Keyser Tribune, August 4, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

 


GREGG, Maria

SPRINGFIELD, Romney Review of 19 - Miss Maria Gregg, of Relay, Md., so well known in this community from having been so ill during the summer of 1912, at the home of her cousin, N. B. Guthrie, was stricken with apoplexy Sunday night and died Wednesday of last week at the home of her brother, E. B. Gregg.
Keyser Tribune, November 21, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 23, 2010

 


 

GREGG, Mary Sluss

Mrs. Mary Sluss Gregg, died at her home at Terry, Montana, November 17. She was the widow of the late Harry Gregg, who died two years ago. She leaves four children, two boys and two girls, all at home, the youngest fifteen years of age. She also leaves five brothers and one sister, Mrs. S R Hott of Burlington, whom she visited a few years ago. Mrs. Gregg was Miss Mary Sluss, formerly of Piedmont.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

 


 

GREGORY, Lawrence Theodore

ELK GARDEN - Died December 29, 1912, near Elk Garden, Lawrence Theodore, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gregory, aged 2 months and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at the house by the minister from Kitzmiller.
Keyser Tribune, January 10, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


GREGORY, Mrs. Pamela Kaye Sines
 
Pamela Kaye (Sines) Gregory, 38, Kirby, W.Va., died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Winchester Regional Medical Center in Virginia. Born Jan. 13, 1974, in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Hauser) Sines, Oakland. Pamela dearly loved spending time with her grandson, Brayden. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Matthew Gregory; three daughters, Tara Gregory, Tori Gregory, and Taylor Gregory; one son, Michael Gregory; one grandson, Brayden Gregory; two sisters, Michelle Michaels and Paula Browning; four nephews; and five nieces. A memorial service was held at Mtn. Lake Independent Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with Rev. Dennis Leatherman officiating. To assist the family with expenses, memorials may be directed in Pamela's memory to: Paul Sines, 7076 Oakland-Sang Run Road, Oakland, MD 21550. Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.burdockfredlockfh.com
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Sept 27, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted October 27, 2012


Name:  Helen F. Greiner, 68, of Somerset

Parents: Samuel E. and Flodell (Smith) Stafford

DOB: March 17, 1942, in Johnstown

DOD:  May 2, 2010 in Johnstown

Spouse: none named

Military: US Air Force

Predeceased by: parents

Survived by:  daughters, Mrs. Greg (Patty) Widman of Somerset, Mrs. Robert (Deborah) Bodziak of Boswell, granddaughter, Alyssa Hostetler brothers and sisters, Aurelia Ann Hagan of Boswell, Sam Stafford and wife Earlene of Land O Lake, FL, Mary Stafford of Friedens, Pletcher Stafford and wife Vicki of Somerset, and Jerry Stafford of Myrtle Beach, SC

Burial:  none noted


Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

 


GRENKE, August

HYNDMAN - August Grenke, 78, a native of Russia, died yesterday in Bedford Memorial Hospital. A retired farmer, he had resided in Glen Savage 45 years. His wife, Mrs. Justine (Miller) Grenke, preceded him in death. Mr. Grenke held membership in the German Lutheran Church. Surviving are seven sons, Albert and Daniel Grenke, Cumberland; Fred Grenke, Detroit; John Grenke, Berlin, Pa.; Emil Grenke, Akron; William Grenke, Hyndman; and Samuel Grenke, Rock Hall, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Olga Gearheart, Akron, and a brother, Gotleib Grenke, Detroit. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Haley, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Ellerslie (Md), will officiate and interment will be in Glen Savage Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 7, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRESS, Walter W.

MEYERSDALE — Walter W. Gress, 67, died yesterday at his home. Born in Meyersdale, January 7, 1894, he was a son of Valentine and Sarah (Kueneman) Gress. Mr. Gress was postmaster here for the past 13 years. Prior to that time he had been employed at Miller and Collins Department store for 21 years. A veteran of World War I, he was a past commander and life member of Charles E. Kelly Post, American Legion. He was a member of F & AM 554, Meyersale, and Amity Church of Christ. He was active in Little League baseball. Surviving are his widow, Helen (Bolden) Gress; three sons, Dr. William Gress, Davidsville; Gordon and George Gress, both at University of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Miss Alice Gress, at home, and Miss Rosita Gress, nurse at Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh; four brothers, Henry Gress, Somerset; Ralph H. Gress, Lakeland, Fla.; Rev. Howard Gress, Orlando, Fla., and Irvin Gress, San Diego; two sisters, Mrs. Leforest Gardner, East Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Ellen Wenzel, here, and six grandchildren. Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 19, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


GREW, Austin

MEYERSDALE — Austin Grew, 91, of RD 1, died yesterday at his home. Born in Garrett, he was a son of the late Julius and Catherine (Lichty) Grew. His first wife, Mary (Plitt) Grew, preceded him in death. Employed as a coal miner for 35 years, Mr. Grew also owned and operated a grocery store for 35 years. Surviving are his widow, Ellen (Firl) Grew; two sons, Carl and Earl Grew, RD 1; a daughter Mrs. Earl Becker, RD 3; a stepson, Herbert Hemmings, RD 1; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Decker, Garrett; a half brother, Edward Sutton, Garrett RD; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the William R. Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, May 16, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GREW, John Andrew

MANNS CHOICE - John Andrew Grew, 74, RD 1, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Hiram Grew, RD 1, Meyersdale. Born in Garrett, Pa., July 6, 1888, he was a son of the late Julius and Catherine (Lichty) Grew. His wife, Pearl Ida (Lindeman) Grew, died August 22. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are another brother, Austin Grew, RD l, Meyersdale; two half-brothers, Elmer and Edward Sutton, RD 1, Meyersdale, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ida Kreygsman, both of Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 3, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GREW, Mrs. Mary Grace Plitt

Mrs. Mary Grace Grew, 68, of Meyersdale RD1, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital, Sunday, December 13. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plitt and is survived by her husband, Austin Grew, and these children: Mrs. Earl Becker of Meyersdale RD 1; George of Johnstown; Carl and Earl, Summit Mills; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Eva and Lawrence Grew. Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Reformed Church, Meyersdale RD, at 2;30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Clarence Whetstone officiating interment in the church cemetery, under the direction of Price Funeral Home.
[No newspaper, no date ~ according to husband's obituary (above), she died before 1974]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 20, 2010

 


 

GREW, Mrs. Pearl Ida Lindeman

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Pearl Ida Grew, 71, Manns Choice, died yesterday at her residence. Born in Summit Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ellen (Weller) Lindeman. Surviving are her husband, John Grew; three brothers, Roy Lindeman, Meyersdale; Homer Lindeman, Summit Mills; and Marshall J. Lindeman, Malta, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Hobart King, Merritstown, Pa. She was a member of Summit Mills Church of the Brethren where a service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Arthur Hunn. Interment will be in the Lichty Cemetery. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 23, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009




GRIBBETT, Mrs. Margaret Byros Spalla, nee Michael

FROSTBURG - Mrs Margaret S Gribbett, 79, of Baltimore; formerly of here, died yesterday in Baltimore. Born in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Mary (Roden[Merrill]) MichaeL Surviving are her husband, John Gribbett; two sons, John Gribbett Jr., and Frederick Spalla, both of Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Willison, of here; one grandson and four great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received after 11 a. m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 4 p. m. with Rev. John Reinsfejider officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 3, 1969 - pg 16, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 27, 2012


GRIBBETT, Mrs. Margaret Byros Spalla, nee Michael
 
MRS. GRIBBETT FUNERAL
FROSTBURG — Services for Mrs. Margaret S. Gribbett, 79, formerly of here, who died Monday in Baltimore, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home by Rev. John Reinsfelder. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 9 a.m. today.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 4, 1969 - pg 6 col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 2, 2012






GRIFFITH, Annie

SPRINGFIELD -Mrs Annie Griffith, wife of Dr R S Griffith, died at her home in Basic City, Va, Jan 3rd of pneumonia. Mrs Griffith was well known in this neighborhood having lived in Springfield for several years. Review (Romney) of 15th.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

 


 

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Annie C.

Funeral of Mrs. William Griffith
Frostburg, Md., Jan 3 - The funeral of Mrs. Annie C. Griffith, aged 55, who died at her home in Eckhart, Tuesday from a heart attack, was held this afternoon.  Burial was in the Eckhart cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, William Griffith and two daughters, Mrs. Lester Bender and Miss Orpha Griffith, and one son, Allen Griffith, Westernport.
Saturday, 3 January 1931; The Cumberland Evening Times
Posted February 18, 2011

 


 

GRIFFITH, Miss Ethel

FROSTBURG - Miss Ethel Griffith, 56, of 172 Ormond Street, died Tuesday in Miners Hospital where she had been admitted Monday. She was a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Hartig) Griffith. Miss Griffith was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are three brothers, William Griffith, Zihlman, and Donald and Earl Griffith, both of Frostburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Iva Rogers, Akron; Mrs. Virginia Davis, Washington; Mrs. Edna Walters, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Olive Duncan, Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral home where services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. William J. Yingling, pastor of St. Paul's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Name: George H. Griffith, 83, of Frostburg, MD
 
Parents: William F. and Pearl (McKenzie) Griffith
 
DOB: May 8, 1921, in Finzel, MD
 
DOD: Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Military: World War II veteran, having served with the 7th Army in Africa and France
 
Spouse: Harriet (Brode) Griffith, wife of 58 years
 
Predeceased by: parents; sister, Pearl "Babe" Miller; brothers, Clayton, Russell, Robert and Vernard
 
Survived by: wife; daughter, Lucinda and husband Richard Blagg, Portsmouth, VA; sons, Douglas Griffith and wife Patti, Millsboro, DE; Jeffrey Griffith, Grantsville, MD; sisters, Nancy Grant, Cumberland; Verna Davis, Portsmouth; Jane Cumisky, Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Joe Griffith, Portsmouth; Blaine Griffith, Oakdale, CA
 
Burial: cremation; inurnment, Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, PA
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014


 

GRIFFITH, Hampton Paul

Frostburg, Aug. 10 - Hampton Paul Griffith, 90, retired contractor, and charter member of the Frostburg Fire Department, died this morning at his home, 66 (or 86) Frost avenue, following a long illness. His wife, Mrs. Anna Martha (Haberlein) Griffith, died in 1935. Mr. Griffith belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran church, and was a member ot the church council for many years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. P. J. Stakem, of Cumberland; Mrs. Roy DeVore and Mrs. P. C. Cusack, both of Frostburg, and Miss Mary Griffith, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Alexine Robertson and Mrs. Elisabeth Jones, of Frostburg; three grandchildren, Paul G. and Frank A. Stakem, of Cumberland, and Miss Anna Martha DeVore, of Frostburg, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p. m. from the residence with the Rev. John G. Gensel, Washington, D. C., supply pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 11, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Name: Harold James Griffith, 83, of 3991 Friendsville-Addison Road, Friendsville, MD

Parents: Ernest Grover and Mary Wilma (Wass) Griffith

DOB: July 14, 1920, at Confluence, PA

DOD: Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD

Military: Staff Sgt. for the U.S. Air Force during WW II

Spouse: Mabel Ruth (Frazee) Griffith, whom he married on December 25, 1948

Predeceased by: parents; brother, William Ernest Griffith

Survived by: wife; son, James Edwin Griffith and wife Patty Lou (Sisler), Morgantown, WV; daughter, Sharon Kaye Buckel and husband Gary, Bittinger, MD; brother, Homer Griffith, Wickliffe, OH

Burial: February 10, 2004, Addison Cemetery


Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014



GRIFFITH, Herbert H.
 
FROSTBURG — Herbert H. Griffith, 76, who lived at the Gunter Hotel, died yesterday evening at Miners Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday. He was born at Eckhart, and was a son of the late William and Annie (Bomar) Griffith. Mr. Griffith was employed for a number of years as yard master for the old C&P Railroad at Eckhart and later was station agent in Frostburg. He was a member of First English Baptist Church and was past master of Mt. Lodge 99,  AF & AM. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sophia P. Griffith, Frostburg; three sons, Gilbert R. Griffith and Homer C. Griffith, both of here, and Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich.; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Elwood Settle, pastor of First English Baptist Church. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Durst Funeral Home by Rev. E. Elwood Settle, pastor of the First English Baptist Church of Frostburg. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge of Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 9, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 30, 2013  


 

GRIFFITH, Homer Clayton

Homer C. (Porky) Griffith. 45, Frostburg businessman, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Monday. He had been in ill health a short time. Mr. Griffith had owned and operated the Potomac Fruit Market here until recent months when he closed the business to establish a package liquor store in LaVale. He also was co-owner with his wife, the former Miss Edna Pengelly of Cumberland, of Griffiths' Dress Shop in Frostburg. Born in Eckhart, a son of Mrs. Sophia (Porter) Griffith and the late Herbert F. Griffith, he had resided in Frostburg most of his life. Mr. Griffith was a graduate of Beall High School there and held membership in Frostburg Lodge 470, BPO Elks, and Masonic Order. He was also a Shriner. Surviving besides his mother and widow are two brothers, Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich., and Gilbert R. Griffith, Frostburg. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 26, 2011

 


 

GRIFFITH, James, Sr.

DEER PARK BAZAR
James Griffin, Sr, for 21 years a resident of Deer Park village, died very suddenly on Thurs night. He was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland, as was also his widow:; both came to America at the beginning of the Civil War, settling in Deer Park in 1881. Mr. Griffin was highly respected in the community. A widow and seven children survive him.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER WEST VIRGINIA, AUGUST 15, 1902
W O LONG, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010


GRIFFITH, Mrs. L. Pearl McKenzie
 
FROSTBURG - Mrs. L. Pearl Griffith, 85, of 24 Frost Avenue, died Saturday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Garrett County on Oct. 8, 1901, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Rose (Garlitz) McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William F. Griffith. Surviving are six sons, George Griffith, Frostburg; Robert Griffith, at home; Russell Griffith and Blaine Griffith, both of Oakdale, Calif.; Joseph Griffith and Clayton Griffith, of Portsmouth, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth; Mrs. Nancy Grant, Cumberland; Mrs. Jane Cumisky, Riverbank, Calif., 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. George L. Wehler. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Douglas Griffith, Jeffery Griffith, Richard Blagg, Richard Zimmerman, Clancy Rupp, Robert Grant. The family requests memorials as the form of contributions to the Zilman United Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012



 

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Lutie Viola Crowe

Mrs. Lutie V. Griffith, 82, of 523 Haig St., Ellwood City, died at 10:20 p.m. yesterday in Ellwood City General Hospital after a 10-year illness.  She was born in Frostburg, Md., Aug. 16, 1884, to the late George M. and Agnes Smith Crowe. Her husband, George W. Griffith, died in 1943.  Mrs. Griffith came to Ellwood City in 1917. She was a member of Calvin UP Church.  Surviving are two sons, Ralph D. at home and Robert G. of Poland, Ohio; a brother, Allen M. Crowe of Ellwood City and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Richard Crowe and Oscar R. Crowe; and three sisters Mrs. Bernadette Gunnett, Sally Crowe and Mrs. Edna Neff.  Friends will be received at the Kenneth C. Turner Funeral Home, 500 Sixth St., Ellwood City, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow.  Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Lloyd A. Dalhev[?] of Calvin UP Church officiating.  Burial will follow the servicein Locust Grove Cemetery, EllwoodCity.
Saturday, 1 April 1967; New Castle News, New Castle PA.
~Genie
Posted January 22, 2011

 

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Sophia Porter
 
Mrs. Sophia P. Griffith, 93, 80 West Main Street, died last night in Cumberland Nursing Home where she was admitted November 1, 1973. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Josiah J. and Elizabeth (Race) Porter. Her husband, Herbert H. Griffith, preceded her in death. Mrs. Griffith was a graduate of the Maryland State Business College and later employed as secretary by a music publishing house in Pittsburgh. Later she became affiliated with a son, Gilbert H. Griffith, in the insurance business for 20 years. Mrs. Griffith was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, former member of the official board, a teacher of the Van Dyke Sunday School Class and a life member of McKinley Chapter 15, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons, Gilbert R. Griffith, at home; Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich.; a grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 7, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 30, 2013 


 

GRIFFITH, Rev. W. C.

Rev. W. C. Griffith, 70 years old, a retired Methodist minister, died Sunday of paralysis at his home in Hagerstown. For about two years he had been practically helpless. Mr. Griffith served a number of pastorates in Maryland and Virginia and for a time practiced law in Hagerstown and Baltimore county. He was the founder of the Blue Ridge Outlook, a weekly publication about fifteen years ago, but the paper had a brief existence. During his practice of law, he conducted a number of cases against saloon keepers. He was author of several works of fiction and philosophy. He also lectured on the Experiences of a West Virginia Circuit Rider. His second wife and several children survive.
Mineral Daily News, April 26, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

 


 

GRIFFITH, William

Frostburg, Jan. 2—William Griffith, 75, of 172 Ormand street, died Monday afternoon at Miners' Hospital, where he was admitted Friday. A retired coal miner, he had been in ill health for some time. He was a lifelong resident of this city, and a member of First Baptist Church, and the Frostburg Fire Department.  Mr. Griffith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine (Hartig)  Griffith; six daughters, Mrs. Annan Myers, Cumberland; Mrs. H. Rodgers, Akron, Ohio: Mrs. Hugh Duncan and Mrs. Gerard Davis, this city; Mrs. Charles Walters, Mt. Savage, and Miss Ethel Griffith, at home; four sons, William F. Griffith, of Zihlman; Clayton, Earl and Donald Griffith, Frostburg. and a brother, Robert Griffith, Cumberland. Services will, be held from the home tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., with interment in Allegany cemetery.
Wednesday, 2 January 1946; The Cumberland Evening Times
Posted February 18, 2011

GRIFFITH, William

We take this means to publicly express sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors  who were so sympathetic and helpful during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, William Griffith. We are grateful for the floral tributes, the use of motor cars for the funeral, to the Rev. Watson S Holley and all others who in any manner assisted us.
Sunday, 6 January 1946; The Cumberland SundayTimes
Posted February 18, 2011


GRIFFITH, William B.
 
Frostburg, Aug. 5 - William B. Griffith, 67, a blacksmith employed by the Consolidation Coal Company at Eckhart, died yesterday at 5 p.m. at Miners' Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the afternoon. Mr. Griffith, a resident of Eckhart, had worked until noon when he became ill and was removed to his home and later taken to the hospital. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, thought to be induced by the heat. Mr. Griffith, a native of Eckhart and a son of the late William and Ann Griffith, is survived by his widow, the former Marie Hershberger, and one son, Allan, of Westernport, and a daughter, Mrs. Lester Bender of Eckhart, by his first marriage. He was a brother of Herbert H. Griffith, Frostburg; James Griffith, Virgiinia Beach, Va.; Miss Elizabeth Griffith, Cumberland, and Mrs. Grant Porter, Hyndman, Pa. He was a Mason.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 5, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012




GRIFFITH, William F.

FROSTBURG - William F. Griffith, 80, of 24 Frost Avenue, died yesterday in the Martirisburg, W.Va. VA Center. Born in Frostburg, he
was a son of the late William and Katherine (Hartig) Griffith. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl (McKenzie) Griffith; seven sons, George
Griffith, Frostburg; Robert Griffith, Bedford., Ohio; Russell Griffith, Oakdale, Calif.; Bernard Griffith, Hudson, Ohio; Joe Dawn Griffith, and
Clayton Griffith, both of Portsmouth, Va. and Blaine Griffith Marlboro, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs, Nancy Grant, Cumberland, and Mrs. Jane Cumiskey, LaVale; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Duncan, Frostburg; Mrs. Iva Rogers, Kenmore, Ohio, and Mrs. Edna Walters, Mt. Savage; a brother, Donald Griffith, Frostburg; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 4, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012


GRIM, Mrs. Bessie Bannatyne

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Bessie B. Grim, 84, of 74 Frost Village, died yesterday. She had been in failing health the past year. Born at Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late James and Annie (Glen) Bannatyne. Her husband, Edwin S. Grim, preceded her in death in 1953. She was a member of the First English Baptist Church and organizer of the WMU of the church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, Oldtown; Mrs. Catherine Smith, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Anne Thomas, of here; Mrs. Margie Runion, Cumberland; Mrs. Elizabeth Seltzer, Hagerstown; three sons, Rev. John Grim, Farmington, Pa.; Frederick and Lawrence D. Grim, Akron, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Donald E. Walls and Rev. W. Randolph Keefe officiating. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Warfield Wilson, Craig Grim, John D. Grim, William Seltzer, and David Grim.
The Cumberland News, February 18, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 5, 2011



GRIM, Infant of Charles & Mollie

At Claysville, Mineral Co, W Va, May 14th, CHILOLA, infant son of Charles & Mollie Grim, aged 4 months and 25 days.
One more little flower taken from earth and transplanted in the garden of never failing peace, and happiness and glory. yes, one more precious little on safely housed in Heaven, escaped the cares, disappointments, temptations and sins of the world; gone to make one among the shining angels in the immediate presence of Jehovah. Grieve not, father, mother, friends, though the dear little one cannot come back to you, you can go to it.

Sat, May 20, 1876, West Virginia Tribune, Keyser WV. VOL 6, NO 51
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 16, 2010

 



 

GRIM, Edwin S.

Edwin S. Grim, 68, carpenter contractor, died Friday night in a hospital at Frostburg, Md. He was the father of Rev. John E. Grim of Farmington.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 8, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GRIMES, Mrs. Honora

"GRIMES-At her home on South Pittsburgh Street on Tuesday October 7th 1902, Mrs. Honora Grimes, aged 80 years. Mrs. Grimes was born in Ireland and came to this country ? years ago. She is survived by on son, Patrick, and three daughters, Mrs. Nellie and Julia, at home and Sister Genevieve in convent at Evansville, Ind. Interment was today in St. Joseph's Cemetery." {sic-she was brought to St. Peter's in Westernport}
The Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Fri 10 Oct 1902
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011

 



 

GRIMES, James A.

James A Grimes, the four year old son of Mr and Mrs James T Grimes, Ridgeley, died Thurs morning. The remains will be shipped to Lonaconing for burial. -Cumb News of 11th.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

 



 

GRIMES, Miss Nellie

SUMMONED BY DEATH
Miss Nellie Grimes, 67, years old, died Monday afternoon at her home on Pittsburg street South Connellsville. Miss Grimes was the daughter of the late Martin and Nora Grimes and was born in Bloomington, Md. She came to Connellsville 31 years ago. She is survived one brother, Patrick and one sister, Sister Genevieve of St Mary's Hospital, Evansville, Ind. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and Ladies Auxillary of the A O H. The funeral will be hold Wednesday morning with requiem high mass at 9 o'clock at Immaculate Conception Church. Rev Father Henry Geibel pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in St Joseph's Cemetery.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Tuesday, April 28, 1931 - pg 6, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 16, 2011

 



 
GRIMES, Patrick
 
PATRICK GRIMES, B & O PENSIONER CALLED BY DEATH
Patrick Grimes, 78 years old, of South Connellsville died Sunday morning at Uniontown from complications. Mr Grimes was a pensioner of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad company. The body was removed to the funeral parlor of French S Durst. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Monday, April 4, 1932 - pg 7, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 16, 2011

GRIMES, Patrick 

FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR PATRICK GRIMES
The funeral for Patrick Grimes, retired Baltimore a Ohio Railroad employe who died in Uniontown Sunday, will be held on Wednesday morning. The cortege will meet at the Grimes home at 412 Pittburgh St, South Connellsville at 8:30 o'clock with a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock at Immaculate Conception church with Rev Henry Geibel, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in St Joseph's cemetery. The body was removed to the home Monday afternoon by funeral director, French S Durst.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 1932 - pg 6, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 16, 2011

 



GRIMES, Robert E.

Services for Robert E. Grimes, 66, who died of a heart attack yesterday while removing items from his burning Zihlman home, will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, by Rev. Frederick J. Gamble. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Leroy Dishong, George Donius, Arthur Blank, Raymond Hunt Sr., Raymond Hunt Jr. and Robert Hunt. Mr. Grimes, retired dog warden for Allegany County, was pronounced dead on arrival of a coronary at Frostburg Community Hospital after firemen found him in a small metal storage shed near the burning two-story frame dwelling. Personnel of the Hafer-Sowers Ambulance Service administered cardio - pulmonary resuscitation on Mr. Grimes and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Death, according to the deputy county medical examiner, was due to a heart attack. Mr. Grimes reportedly had been working in the back yard on a tractor. A neighbor saw flames coming from the house about 12:30 p.m. and summoned the Frostburg Volunteer Fire Company. Mt. Savage, Clarysville and Shaft volunteer firemen also responded to the blaze, the cause of which is undetermined. John C. Durst, fire chief at Frostburg, said he could see flames coming up through the roof as he approached the fire in his car. When Mr. Grimes was discovered in the metal shed by firemen, they also found two boxes of valuables, a shotgun and various papers which Mr. Grimes apparently had retrieved from the burning house. Frostburg firemen pumped water from a nearby stream until the arrival of tank trucks from the three other fire companies. When Chief Durst and Robert Shimer, fire investigator for the state fire marshal's office, were probing through the charred ruins, they found an electric clock in one of the rooms had stopped at 11:35 a.m. The fire had a head start before firemen were called. Mrs. Grimes was reported to have been shopping in Frostburg at the time of the fire. A native of Hopewell, Pa., Mr.Grimes was a son of the late Mrs. Bessie (Figard) Grimes. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Farrady Post 24, American Legion, Frostburg, and the Allegany Sportsmen's Club. Surviving are his widow, Helen (Donius) Grimes; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Hunt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Donna Folk and Mrs. Marlene Bittner, both of Zihlman; a son, Robert L. Grimes, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Joseph Delfosse, Westville, Illinois; two half-sisters, Mrs. Cula Younkin and Mrs. Mildred Henry, both of Lester, Pa.; two half-brothers, Wilmer Figard, Chester, Pa., and Kenneth Figard, Fort Royal, Pa., 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 31, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




 GRIMM, Andrew Joseph
12 June 1950
(Courtesy of Theresa Swanson)
Posted March 17, 2012




GRIMM, Mrs. Fannie E. “Kathalene” Bingman 
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Together Again Fannie E. “Kathalene” Grimm, 78, of Hyndman, Pa., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at her residence. Born May 22, 1933, in Buffalo Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James and Fannie (Bush) Bingman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Grimm; a sister, Betty L. Bingman; and a brother, Walter Bingman. She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Turner, of Wooster, Ohio; sons, Jim Grimm, of Hagerstown and Mike Grimm, of Cumberland; a sister, Laura Walker, of Bedford; brothers, George Bingman and Charles Bingman, both of Buffalo Mills; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six godchildren; many nieces and nephews and special friends, Karen Hyson, Denise Shoemaker, Laverne Rawlings, Richard and Faith Horner and John Dennison. Mrs. Grimm was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Civic Association and participated in many other organizations and fundraising events. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. where a funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Sharletta Green officiating.
Burial will be private at Madley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HOPE for Hyndman Charter School, 130 School Drive, Hyndman, PA 15545. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Cumberland Times-News The Cumberland Times-News Fri Aug 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Polly Groves)
Posted 14 April 2012


 

GRIMM, Walter

Walter Grimm, a well known B&O engineer, and former resident of Keyser, who was so seriously crushed and burned in the wreck of his train at Paw Paw, that he lost both legs, died Oct 8, 1912. His remains were taken to Martinsburg for interment.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

 


GRIMMINGER, Mrs. Annie A. Manley
 
03 Nov 1891 Mrs Annie A Grimminger, wife of Samuel Grimminger, died at her residence on Orchard Street in her 32nd year. Her maiden name was Manley. She was the mother of 3 young children. Her husband is employed at McKaig's shafting works. The funeral is tomorrow from St Patrick's Church, Rev Father Stanton officiating and burial in St Patrick's Cemetery.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
03 November 1891; Cumberland Times
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 13, 2013


 
GRIMMINGER, Samuel
 
1915 - February
GRIMMINGER 01 Feb 1915 Samuel Grimminger, aged 64 years, died last evening at his home, 24 Orchard Street following a 2 months illness. He was born March 6, 1851 at the White House Hotel in Hagerstown MD. He was an assistant foreman at the Cumberland Steel Co for 27 years. He is survived by three sons; Samuel E, William T, and Bernard F Grimminger all of Cumberland. Also, two brothers, Charles of Cambridge Springs PA; James B of Whites Ferry OH. The funeral is at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Rev O'Hara officiating.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
01 February 1915; The Cumberland Times
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 13, 2013


GRINDELL,, Mrs. Lillie McKenzie

LONACONING — Mrs. Lillie M. Grindell, 82, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. She was born in Gilmore, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary M. (McKenzie) Llewellyn. Her husband, Thomas Grindell, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Grindell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herman Kamauff, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Robert Kimpton, Saranac Lake, N. Y.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will he received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. John 0. Price will officiate and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 4, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2011




GROF, Frederick Lysle

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Frederick Lysle Grof, 61, tax collector of Meyersdale for the past several years, died at his home Friday. He had been in ill health some time. A former employe of the Kenneweg Company, Mr. Grof was born in Meyersdale on July 15, 1899, a son of the late William B. and Mary (Baer) Grof. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie (Hady) Grof, and three children, William H. and Frederick L. Grof, Jr., both of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Warren Warner, Fort Hill, Pa.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Metz, Meyersdale. Services were conducted today by Rev. Charles E. Straub and interment was in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 12, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



GROF, William H.

NJ TEENAGER IN JAIL - BUTLER, PA - A new Jersey teenager was in jail on a charge of homicide vehicle today following a two-car crash on Route 8, about 16 miles north of here, that killed one person and injured another critically. William H. Grof, 59, of Monroeville, PA., died in the crash Sunday. His wife, Rita, was admitted to Grove City Hospital and then transferred to Southside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, in critical condition. After the crash, State Police arrested the driver of the other car, Robert A. Luciano Jr., 19, of Lebanon, NJ on a charge of homicide by vehicle. Officers said Luciano, who received hospital treatment for minor cuts, ran a stop sign and struck the Grof car broadside. Luciano was remanded to the Butler County correctional institution in lieu of bond after an arraignment before a district magistrate. Luciano's younger brother, Larry, the only passenger in the car, was not injured.
THE DAILY COURIER - 1977 AUG 29  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROF, William H. & wife Mrs. Rita Darrah

A joint funeral service for William H. Grof and his wife, Rita (Darrah) Grof of Monroeville, Pa., who were fatally injured Sunday in a two-car accident near Butler, Pa., will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale. Mr. Grof was killed instantly in the crash. His wife died Monday in South Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. They were natives of Meyersdale. Mr. Grof was a son of Mrs. Nell (Hady) Grof, Meyersdale, and Ihe late Fred Grof. Mrs. Grof was the daughter of Mrs. Marina (Brooks) Darrah, Meyersdale, and the late Augustus Darrah. Mr. Grof had been employed as a wholesale supervisor for the Quaker Oats Company since 1941. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of BPO Elks Lodge, McKeesport, Pa., and the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose, Meyersdale. The couple is survived by a son, William H. Grof Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho; and two granddaughters. Mr. Grof also is survived by his mother; a brother, Fred L. Grof, Meyersdale, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Warner, Fort Hill, Pa. Besides her mother and son, Mrs. Grof is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Frances Wilmoth, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Mercedes Laverman, McKeesport; Mrs. Mary Hartle, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Josephine Beynon, Cumberland, and a brother, Charles A. Darrah, Pittsburgh. The bodies are at the Price Funeral Home in Meyersdale, where friends will be received. A Christian wake service will be held there today at 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 31, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

GROFF, Mrs. Lydia Engle

Berlin, Pa., June 4 - The body of Mrs. Lydia Groff, 89, who died yesterday in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, Md., was brought here to the Johnson Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., by the Rev. Herman Snyder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery. A native of Berlin, Mrs. Groff had resided with her niece, Mrs. Orpha E. Tabler, 310 Harrison street, Cumberland. Besides Mrs. Tabler, she is survived by a brother, William Engle, of Berlin, and one sister, Mrs. Matilda Bowman, of Upscomb, Iowa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GROSE, Mrs. Lydia Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Lydia Grose, 79, died yesterday at her home after a long illness. Born in Friendsville she was a daugther of the late Benjamin and Sarah (Friend) Friend. Surviving are her husband, William Grose, two sons, Leo Hostetler and William E. Grose, Pittsburgh; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Arnold, Birmingham, Ala.; one brother Chester Friend, Morgantown, and eight grandchildren. A service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Blooming Rose Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Hinkle will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence here. It will be taken to the church at noon Saturday.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; April 4, 1963; page 28
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 4, 2013



 

GROSS, Mrs. Leota

Mrs. Leota Gross, 83, of 408 North Mechanic Street, died today at her residence. Born in this city, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Leopoldina (Fellinger) Gross. Her husband, Solomon Gross, preceded her in death. Mrs. Gross was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Altar Society. Surviving are two sons, Walter and Robert Gross, both this city; two daughters, Miss Jeannette Gross, this city, and Mrs. Robert Gnagey, Crofton, Md.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 25, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



GROVE, Austin R.
 
Frostburg – Austin R. Grove, 51, of 214 West Monument Avenue, Baltimore, former resident of Frostburg, was found dead in his apartment yesterday.  He was a supervisor at Westinghouse Electric Company in Baltimore. He was born in Avilton, the son of the late George B. and Pearl E. (Robeson) Grove.  Mr. Grove was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park, and two brothers, Harold Grove, Canton, Ohio, and Cecil Grove, Hagerstown.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Connell T. Chaney will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Garrett County. Pallbearers will be Russell Robeson, Vernon Lancaster, Robert Lough, Ellis Crowe, Ronald Crowe and Asa Wilhelm.
The Cumberland News, August 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014



 

GROVE, Mrs. Fanny Wilt

WESTERNPORT — Mrs. Fanny Grove, 66, Division Street, here, died yesterday at her residence. She had been in failing health the past four years. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Lincoln and Fanny (Blocher) Wilt. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Bethlehem Chapter 14 Order of Eastern Star, Mariam Rebecca Lodge 16, Calanthe Temple 8 Pythian Sisters, and the Bruce High School Sportsmen's Club. She was a former city police woman and was the first woman crossing guard in Westernport. She is survived by her husband, Anderson Grove, two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Mann and Mrs. Charles Alkire, both of here; a son, Robert Grove, Hagerstown; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Wilson, Tiltonville, Ohio; three brothers, Harry Wilt, Tiltonville; Florian Wilt, Oakridge Tenn., and Ray L. Wilt, here; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Boal 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 Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Sumner Sawyers, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Rev. Dana Spence, Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, December 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011



GROVE, George B.

George B. Grove, 80, of 202 Avenue M, Bowling Green, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted September 24. He had been in failing health the past year. Born in Selbysport, Md., he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah (Upholt) Grove and was a former resident of Frostburg. He was a retired Celanese Fiber Company emp!oye and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Pearl E. (Robeson) Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park; three sons, Harold and Cecil Grove, Canton, Ohio, and Austin Grove, Baltimore; a brother, Harry Grove, Selbysport; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, 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. Roy White and Rev. Connell T. Chaney will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, October 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011




GROVE, James Denis
 
"Details In Grove Death Received-
James Denis Grove, 75, Uncle of "Lefty" Grove Dies Just Before Wife's Funeral-
Lonaconing-Details of the deaths of James Denis Grove, 75, of Route 6, Chambersburg, Pa., last Thursday were received here by relatives.  Groves died in a Chambersburg hospital less than 24 hours before the funeral of his wife. Mrs. Alice Kate Grove, 66, who was found dead in the kitchen of the Grove home on Monday, April 8. Friends visited the Grove home Monday evening and found Mrs. Grove's body in the kitchen, and her husband in a weakened condition in a bed in an upstairs bedroom. Mrs. Grove's death was due to a heart attack, while her husband, of pneumonia....Born in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Catherine (Dye) Grove and had engaged in farming throughout his life.  He was an uncle of "Lefty" Grove, former major league baseball pitcher."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland Tue 16 Apr 1946
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 19, 2011


GROVE, Mrs. Olive A. Frazee
 
Olive A. Grove, 85, of Friendsville, Md. died July 4, 2003, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, after one day's residence. Prior to that, she lived at the home of her daughter, Dorothy and husband, Ervin Lowdermilk. Born December 19, 1917, in Selbysport, Md., she was a daughter of the late A. Donald and Orpha (Fike) Frazee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Grove, Dec. 2, 1989; a son, Larry, Aug 29, 1994; a daughter-in-law, H. Lynne, Sept. 30, 2000; a great granddaughter, Clarissa Ann Lowdermilk, June 12, 1984; a brother, N. Donald Frazee and a sister, Izetta McKenzie. Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are two sons, Edward L. and wife, Franni, Friendsville; Kenneth D. and wife, Thelma, Brunswick, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Louise Grove, Friendsville; ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Glenn E. Frazee; and three sisters, Claudine Vitez, Thelma Grove and Faye Humberson, all of Friendsville. Mrs. Grove was a member of Selbysport United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Ave, Friendsville on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Philip Dukes and the Rev. Robert Milliren officiating. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery. Grandsons, Ricky and David Lowdermilk, Keith and Kenneth Grove, Philip Winkleman and Todd Doerr will be pallbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Selbysport United Methodist Church.
July 4, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

 

GROVE, Mrs. Pearl E. Robeson

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Pearl E. Grove, 84, Potomac Park, and formerly of here, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted Thursday. Born in Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Elmira (Wilhelm) Robeson. Her husband, George B. Grove, preceded her in death. Mrs. Grove was a member of the Frostburg Church of the Brethren. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernard McKenzie, Potomac Park; three sons, Harold Robeson, Canton, Ohio; Austin Robeson, Baltimore; and Cecil Robeson, Hagerstown; a brother, George Robeson, Cumberland; seven grandchildren and four great-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 Sunday Times, July 26, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 31, 2010

 




GROVE, Robert G.

Robert G. Grove, 50 year-old son of baseball Hall of Famer, Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove, died Thursday at a Richmond, Ind., hospital where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Grove, a native of Lonaconing, had been residing in Indiana the past several years.  He was a 1939 graduate of Central High School and received his degree at Washington College (Chestertown, Md.) where he pitched baseball. In addition to his father, Mr. Grove is survived by his wife, the former Jean Rogers; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Horning, Norwalk, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Doris Monnett, Funkstown, Md., and three grandchildren.  His mother was the late Ethel Gardner Grove. Mr. Grove was on the track and basketball teams at Central High and pitched baseball for the Lonaconing team in the Bi-State league. Unlike his famous father, who moved to Norwalk from Lonaconing about ten years ago, he was a right-hander. The body is at the Meyers Funeral Home in Connersville, Ind., and will be brought to the Eichhorn Funeral Home in Lonaconing for viewing Monday afternoon and night.  Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1972:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz  Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010



GROVE, Robert Moses "Lefty"

300-Game Winner Lefty Grove Dies
Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove, generally considered the greatest  left-handed pitcher in baseball history, is dead.  The 75-year-old Grove, a
native of Lonaconing, MD., died Thursday while watching television at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert G. Grove, where be had lived for 14 years. The funeral service and burial will take place at the Frostburg, Md., Memorial Cemetery on Monday.
One of the giants of an era that also included Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby and Jimmy Foxx, Grove, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, led the American League in victories and won-lost percentage four times each, in strikeouts seven times and in eamed-run average nine times. He was the star pitcher for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics teams, which broke the dynasty of the Ruth-led Yankees in the late 1920s and won successive pennants in 1929-30-31. He prided himself on the fact that he yielded only nine homers to Babe Ruth in 10 seasons.  Grove had a 4-2 record in World Series competition but is best remembered for his smoking fast ball— with temper to match— and his remarkable consistency. He won 20 or more games in eight seasons, had successive 28-5 and 31-4 records in 1930 and 1931 for a composite 59-9 for the two seasons and finished his career with a lifetime 300-140 mark good for a .682 percentage. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1947.
Warren Spahn and Eddie Plank are the only other left handers in the game's history who won 300 or more games.
Grove, a star for Baltimore of the International League for five seasons during a period when the Orioles' famous club owner, Jack Dunn, paid major league salaries, was purchased by the Athletics for $100,000 in 1925.
One of four sons of a coal miner, Lefty entered organized baseball with Martinsburg in the Blue Ridge League in 1920 and went to Baltimore in the International League the next season. Always a fierce competitor, Grove sometimes refused to speak to his teammates for days after a losing game and at times ripped up clubhouse furniture after a defeat. He mellowed in his old age and was a frequent visitor to Cooperstown where he regaled young reporters with tales of a bygone era.
Grove is survived by one daughter, two sisters, one brother, a granddaughter and three great granddaughters.  His son, Robert, died in 1972.
The Dailey Courier; Connellsville, PA., Friday, 23 May 1975
~Genie
Posted November 19, 2011



 

GROVE, William Wesley

William Wesley Grove, 72, of 91 Poplar Street, died this morning in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where he had been a patient eight days. A native of the Aaron Run Section, he was a son of the late Dennis and Matilda (Clark) Grove. He was a veteran of World War 1, and retired in 1964 as a millwright helper at the Amcelle Plant of Celeanse Fibers Company.  He was a member of Kelly-Mansfield Post 52, American Legion of Piedmont: Trinity Methodist Church of Piedmont and Local 1874, Textile Workers Union. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ella (Brinkman) Grove; two sons, Henry and Earl Grove, both of here; two half-brothers, Robert Grove, Winchester, Va., and Nathan Groves, South Gate, Calif., and four grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Lucy Green, died January 17 of this year. The body is at the Boal 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 Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Sumner Sawyers, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, 5 February, 1962
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009

 


 

GROVER, W. A. (see also HAWKINS & SHAFFERMAN)

Two, one of Cumberland, were killed, and a third so badly scalded that he died before he could be removed from the scene, in a collision between a light engine and a runaway string of freight cars on the B&O railroad at Rowlesburg, W. Va., seven miles east of Grafton, early this morning. Engineer Shafferman, of Newburg, instantly killed. Flagman Herbert Hawkins, of Springdale street, Cumberland, taken dead from the wreckage. W. A. Grover, of Newburg, fireman on Shafferman's engine, so badly scalded that he died at 12:40 o'clock, this afternoon. The flesh was literally cooked on Grover's body. The physicians feared to attempt his removal to the Grafton hospital, so he lay near the scene of the wreck until his death. When taken from the wreckage early this morning, physicians said Glover could live but a few minutes, but his wonderful stamina and nerve kept him alive for hours, though he suffered the most intense torments of pain. The three men constitute the crew of engine No. 1838, which was running light, carrying only a caboose. The engine was following a train up the grade, drawn by engines Nos. 1824 and 1844. It is thought that a coupling of the freight broke about 30 cars from the rear. The broken portion of the train did not hold its automatic brake pressure, but started backward down the hill. The crew of the broken freight got to safety, but the men on the following engine had no warning until the runaway cars hurried into them, going at terrific speed. The 30 cars were badly wrecked, the locomotive reduced almost to junk and the tracks seriously damaged. The westbound track was opened at 11:30 o'clock this morning and the eastbound track was cleared at 1:20 this afternoon. A rigid investigation is already being pushed by the railroad. It is the worst wreck the B&O has had on the west end in years. No official report has been filed.
Mineral Daily News, August 15, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 7, 2010


 

GROVES, Elizabeth

April 5, 1861  In Grant County, on Thursday the 28th, ult, Mrs. Elizabeth Groves, consort of Mr. Zebulon D. Groves, aged 36 years.
South Branch Intelligencer, April 5, 1861
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

 




GROVES, Mrs. Estella

Lonaconing ~ Mrs. Estella Groves, 70, wife of Andrew N. Groves, Charlestown died yesterday at  her home. She had been ill for several years. A native of Barton, was was a daughter of the late Stephen and Annie Bell (Miller) Llewelyn.  Mrs. Groves was a member of First Methodist Church and Pride of Lonaconing Council 96, Daughters of Amercia. Also surviving besides her husband are a son, Clinton Groves, Falls Church, VA; four sisters Mrs. Edward Beeman and Mrs. Duncan Haines, both of Lonaconing; Mrs. Edward Duckworth, Moscow, and Mrs. Archie Clark, Barton: three brothers, Dewey and Perry Llewellyn, both of Baron, Herbert Llewellyn, Cumberland: three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the residence.  Services will be conducted at the residence.  on Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev Carl price, pastor of First Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Philos cemetery at Westernport.
Cumberland Evening Times, 13 March 1958 
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

 

 

GROVES, Mrs. Ethel Frances Friend

Terra Alta, WV, Feb 9-Mrs. Ethel Frances Groves, 53, died Sunday at Monongalia County Hospital at Morgantown. Surviving are her husband, Parley Groves, three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Hess, Morgantown; Mrs. Josephine Montgomery, Bluefield; Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Terra Alta; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Teets, Bluefield; Mrs. Ida Taylor, Terra Alta; Mrs. Jennie Boyer, Cranesville, and one brother, Samuel Friend of Terra Alta. She was a member of the Methodist church, past chief of Rose Temple, No. 7, Pythian Sisters, and secretary of the Woodmen Circle. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. A. S. Wolfe, officiating. Interment will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times Feb 9, 1937
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009



GROVES, Mrs. Grace Pearl Zimmerly

Mrs. Grace Pearl Groves, 83, of 617 Elm Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. A lifelong resident of Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Samantha (Zimeral) Zimmerly. Her husband, Harry Edward Groves, preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Groves was a member of the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are four sons, Vernon W. Groves, this city; Earl W. Groves, Bedford Road; Ralph E. Groves, city, and Gerald E. Groves, Eastwood, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. Charles J. Hansrote Sr. and Mrs. Violet Conrad Evans, both of this city; Mrs. Paul Light, Bedford Road, and Mrs. Shirley Swan Boden, city; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Sp. 4 Edward Stephen Koch, who was killed October 19 in Vietnam, was a great-grandson. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. John S. Park will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 23, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012



GROVES, Harry Edward

Funeral services for Harry E. Groves were held Tuesday with the Rev. Lawrence P. Landrigan, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Hermon cemetery. Mr. Groves died of a heart attack aboard his train on Saturday, July 18. He is survived by his wife, Grace (Zimmerly) Groves and five sons: Albert, Vernon, Earl, Ralph and Gerald; four daughters, Hazel Groves Hansrote, Violet Groves Conrad, of this city, and Grace and Shirley, at home; five grandchildren, Mary Paige, Barbara, Earl Groves; Chas. Hansrote, Jr., and Charity Ruth Conrad; one brother, J. W. Groves, and an uncle, Henry E. Topp. He was an honorary member of B. of R. T. No. 267. His active pallbearers were members of that organization: E. D. Burner, Lee Graham, R. Arve, L. M. Leraw, W. F. Arenz and W. G. Lee; honorary pallbearers were Patrick Coyle of Cumberland and J. E. Sullivan of
Keyser.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 23, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012



 

GROVES, James

James Groves, 76, native of Lonaconing and a retired farmer, died last Thursday of a heart attack at Chambersburg, Pa., two days after the death of his wife, Mrs. Alice Groves, 66.  Mr. Groves was buried in Chambersburg Saturday following services at the Barber Funeral Home in that city. Mr. Groves was son of the late Robert and Catherine (Dye) Groves.  He was a resident of Lonaconing until 22 years ago, when he moved to Chambersburg.  His first wife, Mrs. Clystia Groves, died in 1922.  Surviving are four children by his first marriage, John Groves of Baltimore; and Alexander Groves of Lonaconing; Mrs. William Shuck, of Lonaconing; and Mrs. Rudy Agnes of Canton, Ohio.  Three brothers, John, George and Andrew Groves, all of Lonaconing.
Cumberland Evening Times, 15 April 1946:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009

 


 

GROVES, James Alford

James Alford Groves, 75, of 437 North Centre Street, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.
A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late John R. and Emma (Beeman) Groves.  His wife, Ruth V. Groves, died Dec 10, 1969.
Mr. Groves owned and operated Groves' Confectionery Store on North Centre Street.  He was a member of Cumberland Avenue 245 PO Eagles. Survivors include two son, Franklin A. Groves, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and John R. Groves, this city; two brothers, Robert (Lefty) Groves, Norwalk, Ohio and Dewey Groves, Lonaconing, two sisters, Mrs. Mary  Connors, Ambridge, Pa., and Mrs. Bessie Peterson, Dunbar, W.Va; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Silcox-Merrill Funeral Residence where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1  p.m. by Rev. Warren W. Watts, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Thomas, James and Robert Groves and David, Victor, and Frank Meyers.
The Cumberland News, Friday, 13 Feb 1970
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009


GROVES, Mrs. Jessie Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Jessie F. Groves, 78, Star Route, here, died yesterday at the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, following a lingering illness.  Born in Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late Joab J. and Diana (Taylor) Friend.  Mrs. Groves was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Leisenring, Pa.  Surviving are her husband, F. Dailey Groves; two brothers: Clarence Friend, Alliston, Pa., and Allen Friend, Denbo, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Donald Matthews will officiate. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, October 21, 1977; page 15.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 1, 2014


GROVES, John R.

John R. Groves, Baltimore, died Saturday at his home there. Survivors include his widow, Lucy A. (Beeman) Groves; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Lee and Mrs. Jesse Benfield; a son, P.E. Groves; a sister, Mrs. Lily Shook; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford, where friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m.  Interment will be in Moraland Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, Sept 22, 1970
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009



GROVES, John William

John William Groves, 80, of 226 Rear, Harrison Street, a member of the Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners for 20 years and its president for four years, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been admitted five days ago. He had been in ill health for three years. Mr. Groves had served many terms as president of Cumberland Local 314, Barbers Union, and was also active in local labor circles. During the last term of Gov. J. Millard Tawes, Mr. Groves served as president of the state board. He was born in Cumberland June 24, 1889, a son of the late Harry R. and Lucy Agnes (Topp). He is survived by one son, Robert William Groves, this city. Mr. Groves was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus; Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The body is at the Scarpelli funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Church and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Eagles will conduct a service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The St. Mary's Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, August 26, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012



GROVES, Mrs. Juanita Mae Burns

Mrs. Juanita Mae Groves, 40, wife of Vernon W. Groves, 617 Elm Street, died yesterday at her home after an illness of several months. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Callie H. and Ella (Jones) Burns. Mrs. Groves was a member of Kingsley Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her parents and husband, are a son, Vernon R. Groves, at home; three brothers, Andrew and Franklin Burns, both of this city, and Clifton Burns, Baltimore, and a sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Cantone, this city. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 3, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012

 

 


Mrs. Lucretia Wiley Groves
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)

GROVES, Mrs. Lucretia Wiley

Frostburg - Mrs. Lucretia (Wiley) Groves, 82, died Sunday at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit. She was a native of Grantsville, and a former resident of here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Hildreth, Detroit, with whom she resided; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ethel Freal, here; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildrenp[sic] and four stepgreat-grandchildren[sic]. The body is at the Hafer Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Hartley L. Wigfield will officiate and burial will follow in New Germany Cemetery.
Tuesday, 30 June 1970; Cumberland News, pg 6.
(courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed ~Genie)
Posted January 15, 2011


 


GROVES, Parley W.
 
Parley W. Groves, 77, of Terra Alta, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in a Rochester, Ind. hospital. Born June 21, 1880 in Terra Alta, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Elizabeth Nine Groves. His wife the late Ethel Frances Friend Groves, died Feb. 7, 1937. He was a member of Terra Alta Lodge 1395 of the Loyal Order of Moose. Survivors include three dauhters, Mrs. Gertrude Moon of Terra Alta, Mrs. Pauline Crist of Rochester and Mrs. Josephine Montgomery of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Fike-Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements for services are incomplete.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia; May 18, 1958; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013


 

GROVES, Philander Edison

Philander Edison Groves, 73, Washington, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003.  He was born Dec. 7, 1929, at Lonaconing, Md., the son of John Robert Groves and his wife Lucy, nee Beeman. Mr. Groves was a supervisor with the Salvation Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Groves, nee Hall; his parents; and one sister, Marguerite Lee. Mr. Groves is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Liotti and husband Danny, Nancy VanNest, and Rhonda Sistrunk and husband Steve; one son, Robert Groves and wife Karen; six grandchildren; one sister, Edna Benfield; other relatives and many friends. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Emissourian.com, Thursday, March 6, 2003. 
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

 


 

GROVES, Mrs. Roberta Dawson

Westernport, Md., Feb. 25 - Mrs. Roberta Groves, wife of Mr. Dennis Groves, died Monday night at 11 o'clock, aged 35 years. The deceased was the oldest daughter of Arnold Dawson and was born at Barton, this county, in 1878.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010


 

GROVES, Mrs. Samantha Teets

Mountain Lake Park, Dec. 7 - Mrs. Samantha Teets Groves, 69 widow of the late Chauncey K. Groves, died at her home here Saturday afternoon. She was born in Preston county, W. Va., a daughter of the late Martin L. and Jane Teets, and is survived by ten children:  C. Bruce Groves, Mt. Lake Park; M. Luther Groves, Swanton; H. Bliss Groves, and Martha F. Groves, at home; Mrs. Jessie Ankrom, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Elwood S. Groves, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Evelyn Householder, Brownsville, Pa.; Harwood K. Groves, Washington, D.C.; E. Orton Groves, Mt. Lake Park; Fred E. Groves, Washington, D. C.; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held from the Oak Grove church near Terra Alta, W. Va., today in charge of REv. Reece Burns. Interment was in the Church cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; December 7, 1943; page 14
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 7, 2012


 

GROVES, Thomas

GRANT COUNTY, Press (Petersburg) of 27th - Thomas Groves, aged 16 years, died last Thursday, at his home near Maysville, of pneumonia.
Keyser Tribune, March 2, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

 



GROVES, Willard A.
 
Willard A. Groves, 80, of Kingwood, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Preston Memorial Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Kingwood, the son of the late Alva Nicholas and Hazel Edna Loraw Groves. Willard served as a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army (1951-1952), stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. He then traveled home, where he worked as an agent for Equitable Life Insurance American General, for 37 years before his retirement, and became a familiar face to many Prestonians. He was a founding member of Kingwood Church of the Nazarene and an active member of the Kingwood Kiwanis. He enjoyed hunting and golfing, but his true passion was music. He. loved playing his guitar and piano, and singing gospel tunes. His other chief joy was family. He was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, who always put his family first. He was an extremely positive person, who always had a smile on his face, and he was always ready with a helping hand or kind word. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Viola "Toots" Bishop Groves; his brother, Willis Gene Groves; his four sons, Michael A. & wife Melissa, Bradley J. & wife Sherry, Jeffery B. & fiancee Laura Bookout, B. Scott & wife Jody; his daughter, Lori A.; six grandchildren, Megan, Michele, Matt, Ryan, Tyler and Lindsay; and a step granddaughter, Nicole Willard Groves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dortha (Groves) Bayles; and an Infant granddaughter, Kayla. The family wishes to thank the staff of Heartland of Preston County and Preston Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care. Family and friends may call at Browning Funeral . Home, Kingwood, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 6¬9 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, July 27, Mr. Groves will be moved to the Kingwood Church of the Nazarene to lie in repose from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour with Rev. Jerry Bush and Rev. Matt Llewellyn officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Valley Cemetery, Val¬ley Point community, Albright. Memorial donations may be made to: Heartland of Preston County, Circle of Care Auxiliary, 300 Miller Road, Kingwood, WV 26537 or Kingwood Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, Wellesley Street, Kingwood, WV26537. Condolences: browningfuneralhome.net
The Dominion Post; Morgantontown, Monongalia Co, WV; July 25, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012

 

GROVES, William O. 

William O. Groves, 57, of Tunnelton, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Baltimore/Washington Hospital, in Annapolis, MD. He was born November 14, 1952, in Preston County, a son of the late Wilford and Mona Crowder Groves. He was a tree trimmer for Asplundh Tree Service and enjoyed listening to country music. He is survived by three daughters, Tanya Molisee and her companion, Alfred Poling, Billie Groves and Tammy Groves, all of Tunnelton; three brothers, Thomas Groves, of Friendsville, MD, Kenneth Groves, of Terra Alta and Larry Groves; two sisters, Katherine Prout and Elizabeth Koontz; and three grandchildren; and his former wife, Icie Groves, of Tunnelton. Cremation services were provided by Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 40, Kingwood, WV 26537-0040.
Preston County Journal, Kingwood, WV; June 23, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted July 7, 2010


 

GROWLY,  Mrs. Annie S. Humberston
 
Mrs. Annie Growley, 86, of 806 Sylvan avenue, widow of William Growley, died early this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted last night.  She had a been in ill health several years. A native of Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Bakeman)[sic, Marietta Bateman] Humbertson.  She had resided in Cumberland 45 years.  Mrs. Growley was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Surviving are three brothers, Yeagle Humbertson, this city;  Ellsworth, of Artemas, Pa., and Jerome, of Eckart. The body will remain at the Kight Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J. Fred Zimmerman, pastor of First Congregational church, Frostburg, officiating.  Interment will be in Greenmount cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times  Friday, September 21, 1945  Pg. 7
(Courtesy of Don Wendroth)
Posted March 29, 2013  


 

Mrs. Harry K. Grubb

Parsons, W,. Va., Dec. 19 — Mrs. Anna Few, of Parsons, received word of the death of Mrs. Harry K. Grubb,  of Indianopolis, Ind., a former, resident of Parsons, when her husband was superintendent of the  Armour Leather Company of Parsons.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009

 


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