GAFFNEY, Mrs. Agnes Coulehan
Mrs Agnes Coulehan Gaffney, widow of James P Gaffney, former city civil engineer, died last night at her home in Washington. She was a daughter of the late Judge and Mrs John Coulehan. Mrs Gaffney was born in Cumberland and was about 76 years ago. She moved with her family to Washington, D.C. after the death of Mr Gaffney, about 15 years ago. She is survived by five children: Misses Clare and Kathleen Gaffney and Richard Gaffney of Washington; Mrs Josephine Shannon of San Francisco, Cal and Miss Monica Gaffney, a member of the Order of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and known in religion as Sister Clotile. Mrs Gaffney also leaves one sister, Mrs Josephine(Regina) Murray, wife of Charles Murray of Washington, D.C. and one brother, Bernard Coulehan of Ohio. The body of Mrs Gaffney will be at the Stein Funeral Home late this afternoon. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning with a requiem mass at St Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. The burial will be in the family lot in St Patrick's cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 4, 1933 - pg 8, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 23, 2013


JAMES P. GAFFNEY OBSEQUIES FRIDAY ~ Dead Engineer was the Builder of the Georges Creek and Cumberland Railroad.
The funeral of James P. Gaffney, former City Engineer, whose death, at his home, 83 Bedford street, was announced in the city edition of the Evening Times yesterday will be held at 9 o’clock Friday morning from St Patrick’s Catholic Church, of which he was a devoted member.  Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Mr Gaffney was born in County Mayo, Ireland, March 17, 1850 and graduated from the Royal College of Engineering in Dublin.  In 1871 he came to America and settled in Roundout, New York.  He engaged in railroad construction work in New York and Canada.  He came to Cumberland in 1878 as resident engineer of the George's Creek & Cumberland railroad, and supervised the construction of that road between Cumberland and Lonaconing.  He remained in the employ of the George’s Creek & Cumberland railroad until 1906, when he resigned to accept a position of division engineer with the Norfolk & Southern railroad with headquarters in Raleigh, N.C.  In 1880 he was married to Miss Agnes C Coulehan daughter of the late Judge John Coulehan.  In 1908 he resigned his position with the Norfolk & Southern railroad and returned to Cumberland where he engaged in private engineering work.  In 1912 he was appointed city engineer, which position he held until 1916. when he was succeeded by the incumbent, Ralph Rizer, who was assistant engineer under Mr. Gaffney.  Mr. Gaffney was city engineer during the construction of the half million dollar water works for Cumberland which necessitated the building of the immense dam at “Lake Gordon” the present reservoir on Fort Hill and the building of a nine mile pipeline between "Lake Gordon” and Cumberland.  While the work of building the big water system was under the supervision of James H. Fuertes, of New York, a special engineer employed for the work, everything was subject to the approval of Mr. Gaffney.  When the Merrill-Ruckgaber Company, contractors, notified the city that they had finished their contract on new water works, it was Mr Gaffney who refused to accept it and reserved about $15,000, the amount of the last and final payment to complete the work.  He also superintended the paving of several streets in the city when the $150,000 bond issue was spent for that purpose.  Mr Gaffney was a member for 31 years of Cumberland Council No 135 Catholic Benevolent Legion, a fourth degree member of Cumberland Council No 586 Knights of Columbus, a member of the Holy Name Society of St Patrick's Catholic Church and Division No 6 Ancient Order of Hibernian's of Allegany County.  Mr Gaffney was a Democrat and active in politics, personally and with his pen, when occasion warranted.  Mr Gaffney is survived by his wife, four daughters: Misses Clare and Josephine Gaffney, who are engaged at Washington, D.C. in district nursing and Monica and Kathleen Gaffney and one son, Richard M Gaffney, at home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 22, 1917 - pg 16, col 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 126751749
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2017

GAFFNEY, Sister M. Monica Clare CSC, (nee Kathleen Louise)

Nov. 25, 1902 - March 14, 2007
SOUTH BEND - Sister M. Monica Clare (Kathleen Louise Gaffney) CSC, was born in Cumberland, MD, to the late James Patrick and Agnes Virginia Gaffney. Sister Monica Clare was the youngest of 11 children and is predeceased by all of them. She is survived by her nephew, Gerald (Charlotte) Shannon of VA; grandnieces, Pam Scott of MD, and Clare (Michael) Castronovo, of GA; and cousins, John and Isobel Burke-Gaffney of BC, Canada and Sister Mary Burke-Gaffney, CSHA, of QC, Canada.  Before entering the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, in 1945, Sister had been employed as secretary for 25 years by the Carry Ice Cream Company in Washington, DC. After entering, Sister prepared as a teacher and taught at St. Paul's, New York City in 1948. At the end of the school year, Sister Monica Clare was sent to Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, OH, where she spent 25 years in admission, the business office and the pastoral care department. She spent time helping to care for her brother at his home giving respite to her sister-in-law. In 1980, Sister went to St. Angela Hall, Kensington, MD, as assistant superior to Sister Maureen Patrice.  Sister Monica Clare remained at St. Angela's until 1998, when she retired to Saint Mary's Convent, Notre Dame IN, to be near her sister, Sister M. Clotile, CSC, until her sister's death. Sister Monica Clare was active in the Ministry of Prayer until her death.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, Saint Mary's Notre Dame, IN 46556.  Reception of the body and wake will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18 in Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's Notre Dame. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19 in Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's. The Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
South Bend Tribune 3/17/2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 111593932
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2017

GAFFNEY, Sister M. Clotile Gaffney CSC (nee Monica Elizabeth)

Oct. 27, 1897 - March 25, 2000
Sister M. Clotile (Monica Elizabeth Gaffney), CSC, 102, died on Saturday, March 25, in Saint Mary's Convent, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Ind. Sister M. Clotile (Monica Elizabeth Gaffney) was born on Oct. 27, 1897, to the late James O. Gaffney and Agnes Coulihan Gaffney in Cumberland, Md. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross at Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, on Feb. 1, 1921, from Washington, D.C., and made her final profession in the Congregation on Aug. 15, 1926.  Sister M. Clotile did government work before entering Holy Cross. She then trained to teach and was a secondary school teacher from 1922 until 1975. Sister taught in Morris, Ill., at St. Angela Academy 1922 to 1928, Iowa, Nebraska; teacher at Saint Cecilia's Academy, 1932 to 1944, and teacher and principal at Saint Paul's High School, 1944 to 1950, both in Washington, D.C. Sister taught and was assistant principal at Catholic High School, Norfolk, Va., 1950 to 1955, then teacher and principal at Saint Mary's Academy, Alexandria, and O'Connell High School, Arlington, Va., and Holy Cross High School, Austin, Texas. Sister taught for a year at Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Md. Along the way, Sister Clotile earned her master's degree from Catholic University in Education and Latin, with a minor in Greek. She was assigned to teach at Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, Washington, D.C., and Cardinal Cushing College, Brookline, Mass. Sister continued in the secondary schools in other capacities until asked to be part of the Regional Team in Silver Spring, Md., 1976. In 1978 Sister returned to Saint Mary's and was active in ancillary services until she moved into Saint Mary's Convent where she was part of the Ministry of Prayer group until her death.  Sister M. Clotile is survived by a sister, Sister M. Monica Clare, Saint Mary's Convent, and by a nephew, Gerald Shannon, Falls Church, Va.  Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's, followed by interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, IN 46556. The Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
South Bend Tribune 3/27/2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 111593796
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2017

GAFFNEY, Richard Malcolm

Age 80 years. Buried January 30, 1981. On September 6, 1937 as Richard M. Gaffney, he married Virginia R. Staub in the District of Columbia. Richard M. Gaffney died on Tuesday, January 27, 1981 at the Wisconsin Avenue Nursing Home. Survivors included his wife, Virginia S. Gaffney; two sisters: Sister Clotile, C.S.C., St. Mary’s Convent, Notre Dame, Indiana and Sister Monica Clare, C.S.C., St. Angela’s Hall, Kensington, Maryland; one nephew and one niece. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Victory Church at 4835 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest. Arrangements were by Devol Funeral Home at 2222 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions were suggested to Our Lady of Victory Church or St. John’s Georgetown Building Fund. 
Source: The Evening Star, (Washington, DC) Thursday, January 29, 1981.
Find A Grave Memorial# 71849958
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 7, 2017


Harry Gaines, aged 30 years, one of the best known passenger conductors on the B&O lines, died Sat evening at Grafton, after illness of typhoid fever. When 16 years of age, Gaines started railroading, with the B&O and was steadily promoted until given a passenger as conductor.
Keyser Tribune, April 28, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010

GAITHER, Mrs. Julie Ann Beal

HINESVILLE, Ga. — Julie Ann (Beal) Gaither, 46, an angel on earth - now an angel in heaven. Julie fought a 10-year courageous battle of Alpha-1 and now no more suffering or pain for her. She went to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Julie will be dearly missed by many. Julie was born Oct. 23, 1963, and was the daughter of Jim and Mary Beal, Cumberland (formerly of Frostburg) and the granddaughter of Ruth Schade, Cumberland. She joins her grandparents, Ralph and Lee Beal and Arthur (Hank) Schade in heaven. Julie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, nana, daughter, granddaughter and sister. Her family was truly her blessings in life! She is survived by her husband, Gary Gaither, the love of her life. She has four wonderful children, Elizabeth Wyma and her husband Kenneth, South Carolina, Jeremy Gaither, Georgia, Ryan Gaither, Georgia, and Jonathon Gaither, Florida. She cherished the time she spent with her four adorable grandchildren, Devyn, Brianna, Mekhi and Cyrus Wyma. She is also survived by her two sisters, Tammy Bright and her husband Mike of Pennsylvania, and Kim Robertson and her husband Roy (Sonny) of Maryland; and one brother, Jim Beal and his wife Jody of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews. Julie grew up in Frostburg, Md., and was a 1981 Beall High School and VoTech graduate. She received her elementary education degree from Brewton-Parker College. Julie taught kindergarten at Frank Long Elementary in Hinesville, and was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award. She loved the children and touched many young lives as a truly exceptional caring teacher. A memorial service to celebrate Julie’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Emmanuel-Bethel-Mapleside United Methodist Church, 24 Humbird St., Cumberland. Pastor Mike Leedom will be officiating the service.
Cumberland Times-News, September 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted February 1, 2013

GALE, Mrs. Clara L. Conlon
Mrs. Clara L. Gale, 1106 Water Street, Columbus, Ohio, sister of Postmaster Thomas F. Conlon. died yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Conlon will attend services Tuesday in Columbus.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, April 5, 1953 - pg 31, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey) 
Posted August 15, 2013


GALE, William

HAGERSTOWN -   William Gale, 81 years, a violinist, died at his home, four miles north of Hancock. He was a bachelor and the last of his family. His sisters, Misses Lizzie and Kate Gale, died several months ago.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 13, 2010

GALIGHER, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. James

PATTERSON’S CREEK - Mrs. James Galigher, who has been so very ill is getting better. Their baby is dead, was buried on Sunday last in the Catholic cemetery at Cumberland.
Keyser Tribune, August 11, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

GALLAGHER, Mrs. Adelaide Stephens
Funeral of Mrs. Adelaide Gallagher
Mt Savage,  March 25. The funeral of Mrs. Adelaide Gallagher, wife of the late Patrick Gallagher, who died at her home Sunday afternoon following an illness of two days, took place Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from St Patrick's Catholic church with a Solemn High Mass with Rev G H Tragressor. pastor was celebrant.  Rev. A. Scarpali, pastor of St. Gabriel's church, Barton was deacon and Rev. John Smith, pastor of St. Peter's Catholic church, Westernport was sub-deacon.  Rev Tragesser delivered a most touching eulogy.  The floral tributes were beautiful and numerous and the funeral was attended by a large number of friends.  As the cortege left the church, Face to Face was sung by Miss Mildred McNamee.  Interment was made in St Patrick's cemetery.  The  pallbearers were; Harry Pitzer, Henry Mullaney, Casper Williamson, Charles P McNamee, Charles Noonan, Francis Herbert, Robert Williamson and Michael Murray.  Among those from out of town who attended there funeral were: Mr and Mrs David Williamson and daughter, Bessie, Clarksburg, W Va; Mrs Anna Byrd, Grafton, W Va; Casper Williamson, Galloway, W Va; Robert Williamson, Wendel, W Va; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gallagher, Trafford, Pa; Dr Edward O'Connor, Portage, Pa; John Kane, Washington, D.C.; Mr and Mrs John Dobbie, Lonaconing; Mr and Mrs Archibald Meerbaugh, Carlos Junction, Md; Harry Pitzer; Jos Healy; Mr and Mrs William Arnold; Miss Cecelia Small; Joseph Carabine; Miss Marie McVoge; Mr and Mrs Fermin Doerner and Robert McVoge, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 25, 1925 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey) 
Posted June 29, 2013

BARTON — Miss Agnes Gallagher, 78, former postmistress of Barton, died yesterday morning at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where she was admitted Thursday. A native of Barton, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Gannon) Gallagher. She was a member of. St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Barton. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Edwin Winters, Midland, and Mrs. Rita Clark, Frostburg. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. The body is at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 11, 1963 - pg 9, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012


"Barton--The funeral of Dennis P. Gallagher, who died at the residence of his father on Quality Hill June 13, took place from St. Gabriel's Catholic church the following Thursday. The funeral was attended by Division No.3, A.O.H. of which deceased was a secretary and the T. A. and B. Society.  Deceased was aged about 20 years, a person of noble character and marked intelligence, and gave every promise of being a brilliant man. He was a pupil of the public school where he was noted for his gentle, refined nature and was beloved by all who knew him."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 24 June 1892
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 8, 2012


Lonaconing, Md - Hugh Gallagher, who died in Frostburg, Tuesday evening, resided here for thirty years or more. Mr. Gallagher and a portion of his family removed to  Frostburg about a year ago. Deceased was a veteran of the Union Army, having served in the Pennsylvania Bucktails. He had been a pensioner several years. It is probable that his remains will he interred in Frostburg beside his wife,  who died here several years ago
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, October 14, 1909 - pg 2, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 115070431
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 28, 2016

James E. Gallagher, 84, Mt. Savage, died yesterday. Born in Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Patrick and Adelaide (Stephens) Gallagher. A retired pipefitter with the Celanese Fibers Corporation, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mt. Savage. Survivors include two nephews, Charles C. Carney, Mt. Savage, and Francis Gallagher, Washington, D. C. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Md., Saturday, November 1, 1969
(Courtesy of Barry Thoerig)
Posted February 28, 2013

GALLAGHER, Mrs. Jennie Lashbaugh 

Lonaconing, Md - Dec 28 - Services for Mrs Jennie Lashbaugh Gallagher, 66, wife of William Gallagher, who died suddenly Friday evening at her home on State Street, were conducted today by the Rev Albert R Ark, pastor of the Assembly of God church.  Mrs Gallagher was born in Barton, a daughter of Jacob and Jennie Lashbaugh.  She had been living in Lonaconing 21 years.  Survivors are her husband, five children, 14 grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.  Children surviving are: William, Zanesville, Ohio; Thomas at home, Vincent, Stella and Ruth Lonaconing.  Sisters and brothers are:  Mrs Maude Dawson, Miss Annie Lashbaugh, David, Dennis and William, all of Barton.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 28, 1942 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 18, 2013


Died of the Injuries.
John Gallagher, son of Hugh Gallagher, who was kicked by a mule some time ago in Koontz mine, died Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. Deceased was a young man about 19 years of age and was well and favorably known.
Published Friday, August 7, 1891 in THE WEEKLY CIVILIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 5, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015


John Gallagher, recently injured in Koontz mine, died at Lonaconing Saturday and was buried at Frostburg Monday.
Published Saturday, August 8, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015

GALLAGHER, Miss Margaret

Barton, Dec. 5 — Miss Margaret Gallagher, 78, died suddenly at her home this morning of a heart attack. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Noland [Gannon]) Gallagher. Surviving are two brothers, William Gallagher, Lonaconing; Patrick H. Gallagher, at home: two sisters, Mrs. John L. Casey, Frostburg, and Miss Agnes Gallagher, at home. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, December 5, 1944 - pg 14, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012

GALLAGHER, Miss Mary Joseph
MT. SAVAGE – Miss Mary Joseph Gallagher died yesterday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital, Clarksburg, following a paralytic stroke. A native of here she was a daughter of the Patrick and Adelaide (Stephens Gallagher and had resided for a number of years at Simpson, W. Va. with her brother-in-law, David Williamson, and niece, Miss Betty Williamson. She was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and attended St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Rosemont, W. Va.  Miss Gallagher was a former member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church here. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Charles W. Carney; and two brothers, James T. Gallagher and John F. Gallagher, both of Mt. Savage.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Md., Tuesday, April 8, 1952, Page 10.
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted February 16, 2017


Well Known Man Passes To Rest, Patrick Gallagher Died at Mt. Savage This Morning.  Lived There All of His Life.  He Was Foreman of the Union Mining Company’s Foundry – Was a Long-Democrat and Public Spirited Citizen.
Mr. Patrick Gallagher, one of the oldest and most prominent residents of Mt. Savage, died at his late residence at that place at 4:30 this morning, aged 62 years. The deceased lived at Mt. Savage all his life and for the last thirty years was prominent in Democratic politics, and also in the upbuilding of his town and county.  His life was an open book and no man ever departed this life who was more respected by those who knew him than the one who has just passed into the great beyond. The deceased for many years was foreman of the Union Mining Co.’s foundry at Mt. Savage and stood high both with employers and employees.  He leaves a widow and seven unmarried children, viz: John, Charles, James, Elizabeth, May, Angela and Ellen Gallagher. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning and the interment will be made at Mt. Savage.
The Evening Times, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1907
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted 12 January 2013


BARTON - Patrick H, Gallagher, 79, died yesterday afternoon at his home here. Born in Barton April 20, 1882, he was a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Gannon) Gallagher. A well known grocer here, he retired in 1958 after 40 years in business. He was a charter member of Piedmont Council 685 Knight's of Columbus, a director of the Barton National Bank for 35 years, and a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church. He is survived by a sister, Miss Agnes Gallagher, with whom he resided: two nieces, Mrs Edmund Winters, Midland, and Mrs Rita Clark, Frostburg. and a nephew, Addis Casey, Baltimore. The body is at the Barton Memorial Chapel where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. The rosary will he recited tomorrow at 8 p. m. at the chapel. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, November 5, 1961 - pg 23, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012


BARTON — A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Patrick H. Gallagher, 79, of here, who died Saturday at his home, tomorrow 9:30 a. m. in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joseph Howell, James O'Rourke, Frank Lambert, Ellsworth Russell, Cooper McCormick and Roy Snyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Laughlin, Benjamin Mowbray, Kenneth Malcolm, Ellsworth Boal, Arthur P. Hoffa, Morris Lamberson, John Bradley Frank Williams and Joseph Shuhart. The body is at Boal's Barton Memorial Chapel where the Rosary will be recited today at 8 p m. He was a charter member of the Barton Fire Company and served on the board of directors of the Barton National Bank for 43 years.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, November 6, 1961 - pg 15, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012


GALLAGHER, T-5 Thomas D. 

KILLED T-5 Thomas D. Gallagher, of Lonaconing, on Samar Island, November 5.
T-5 Gallagher was the 32-year old son of William Gallagher, of Lonaconing. He had been in the Army two years, on combat duty four months. The island of Samar, where he died, is one of the Philippine group.  A former employe of the Castle Big Vein Coal company, T-5 Gallagher is survived by two sisters, Mrs William Spiker and Mrs Thomas Walters of Lonaconing and two brothers, Vincent Gallagher, Lonaconing and William Gallagher, St Clarysville, Ohio.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, November 30, 1944 - pg 13, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 18, 2013


Name: Jeffrey Allen Gallen, 37, of Maple Avenue, Wiley Ford, WV
Parents: John V. Gallen and Kulleena "Doll" Catherine (Linn) Gallen, Wiley Ford, WV
DOB: January 4, 1966
DOD: Saturday, January 25, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV
Military: Veteran of the U.S. Army
Survived by: parents; paternal grandmother, Kathlleen Blackwell, Atlanta, GA; son, Jeffrey A. Gallen, Jr., Wiley Ford, WV; brothers, John C. Burns, Cumberland, MD; Tony L. Gallen, Wiley Ford, WV
Burial: Tuesday, January 28, 2003, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 6, 2014

GALLEN, John Norton

Gallen Services
A solemn requiem mass was held this morning in St. Patrick's Catholic church for John Norton "Jack" Gallen, son of John A. Gallen, 528 Beall street, who died in a hospital in New York City last Friday night after being struck by a truck. The Rev. Francis J. McKeown was celebrant, and was assisted by the Rev. Charles W. Began, as deacon, and the Rev. Thomas A. Hardesty, as sub-deacon. Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul church cemetery. Pallbearers were J. William Hunt, Joseph K. Mooney, Clarence V. Burns, William H. Ritchey, Benjamin A. F.Uchey and John McGraw. Fort Cumberland Post No. 13, American Legion, had charge of services at the grave. The color guard was composed of Samuel H. Brown, Francis Mulligan, James Lehman and George D. Cline and F. Earl Brode, who was sergeant. Joseph M. Fradiska sounded taps. The firing squad was composed of Sgt. Hilary Green, Pfc. James Baker, T-5 Robert Nee, Sgt. Thomas Dawson, Pfc. William Bantz, pfc. Harold Underdonk, Pfc. Robert Park and T-5 Cecil McCullough.

The Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1943
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009



PATTERSON'S CREEK - Mrs Emily Galloway, an old colored woman, died two weeks ago at the old Houser place, near here.
Keyser Tribune, June 30, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


GALVIN, Miss Alice Carey

Galvin Services
MT. SAVAGE—A requiem mass for Miss Alice Carey Galvin. 82, who died Friday at the home of Misses Loretta and Kathleen Galvin (McDermitt?), with whom she resided, was celebrated at St Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor. Burial was in .the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were DeSales McDermott, John and Edward Malloy, Charles Mulligan, Harry Poland and Thomas Stephens.
[NB: Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - November 1, 1951 has the names listed as Misses Loretta and Kathleen McDermitt.]

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - October 30, 1951 - pg 21, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 28, 2010



Peter Galvin died Saturday at Careywood, the country home of his niece, Miss Alice Carey Galvin. in Garrett county, Maryland. Mr. Galvin was born at Mt. Savage. Md., June 29, 1850, the son of the late James P Galvin and Mrs. Sarah Jane Hall Galvin, pioneer settlers of Mt. Savage. Mr. Galvin learned his trade in the Mt. .Savage machine shops of the C. & P. R. H. Co., worked there for a few years, and then went West locating at Chicago, Illinois , where he worked for the Nickel Plate machine shops for about 20 years, until failing health compelled him to retire. He was a temperance man. a great advocate of temperance in the way of example, having in his youth taken St. Matthew's temperance pledge, keeping this faithfully until death. . His funeral will be held 9 o'clock tomorrow with services at St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage, Md.  Interment will be in the family lot in the cemetery connected with the church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - September 15, 1924 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 28, 2010

GAMBLE, Elizabeth Cunningham

At 4 o'clock Sat, Aug 31, 1912, at her home in Moorefield, surrounded by all her children, Mrs Elizabeth Gamble, one of the oldest residents of the South Branch Valley, entered into rest aged 90 years, 3 months and 16 days. On Aug 5th, she was taken ill, and for three weeks her death was expected at any time. The last few years of her life was spent in almost total physical blindness, but with the exception of her sight all of her faculties were remarkably well preserved. Almost to the end, she knew the friends that gathered about her bedside to minister to her comfort. Her mind was clear and calmly and composedly she spoke of her approaching death and patiently and without fear waited for the coming of her Lord. Mrs Gamble was the daughter of Jesse and Pattie Snodgrass Cunningham and was born near Moorefield May 15, 1822. Though she had past her four score years and ten - a remarkable age - she did not attain to the days of the years of her venerable mother, who was almost ninety-three at the time of her death. In 1848, March 29, she was married to Mortimer Williams Gamble, in the same house in which she died. Of the union six children were born. Jesse Cunningham, who died at two years of age, and six who survive her; John, Samuel, Mortimer Williams, Kate, Alice, Bettie (Mrs B W Chrisman), all of Moorefield, and Mrs Laura Cunningham, of Hutchison Ky. In Feb 1872, she was bereft of her husband and for forty years of widowhood she learned a deeper dependence upon "The Father of the fatherless and the god of the widow". For fifty years she was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. She loved her Bible, her church and its services and loyally supported it, and when the infirmities of age were upon her, she often came to the church in her wheel chair and sat through the services. At 3:30 Mon afternoon, Sept 2, the casket covered with floral offerings, was bourne to the church she loved and after service conducted by her pastor, her body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Olivet Cemetery, overlooking the beautiful Valley where her entire life was spent. Her memory will be cherished in loving hearts until we shall again see her face to face.
"So, He giveth his beloved sleep."
Keyser Tribune, September 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

GANK, Mrs. Helen Irene Durst

OAKLAND - Mrs. Helen Irene Gank, 68, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Albert B. and Margaret E. (Brenneman) Durst. Surviving are her husband, Gilbert H. Gank, two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Dickerson, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Eileen Veasel, Baltimore; two sons, Harold Gank, Hutton, and Dale Gank, here; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel McNair of Texas, and Mrs. Marie Gank, Mutton; two brothers, Elmer Durst, Akron, Ohio and Ray Durst, Cumberland; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Stewart Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Rex Coffman will officiate. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

GANNON, Miss Catherine

Miss Catherine M Gannon, sister of Mrs John McGuigan of Westernport, died Saturday at her home in Philadelphia, where funeral services were held Tuesday morning. Miss Gannon, a daughter of Mrs Bessie Gannon and the late Thomas Gannon was born and raised in Barton but had resided in Philadelphia for a number of years. Her sisters, Mrs McGuigan of Westernport and Mrs Herman Davis of Keyser attended the funeral.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, November 3, 1939 - pg 4, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012

GANNON, Mrs. Christine Stevenson

"Barton, Md., Dec. 23-The funeral of Mrs. Christine Stevenson Gannon, wife of Harmon D. Gannon, who died suddenly at her home last Saturday morning, was held from St. Gabriel's Catholic church yesterday morning with Requiem High Mass by the Rev. Leon K. Warczyski.  After the church service the body was taken to the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, to await the arrival of a son, Lieut. James Gannon. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing, this morning.  The pallbearers were Alvln Logsdon, Adolph Howell, William Kyle, William Chappell, Howard Wilkes and Hugh Young.  Among those who attended were: Miss Patricia Gannon, Washington; Mrs. Bertha Kelly, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Davis, Keyser; Mrs. Bessie Durst, Miss Effie George, Mrs. Ella Rank, Miss Stacia Lannon and Paul Lannon, Cumberland."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Thursday 23 Dec 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 22, 2011 

GANNON, Emmett
Barton, Md - Oct 16 - Emmett Gannon, native of Barton, who survived a broken back 18 years, died Sunday at his home here of apoplexy, aged 50. He sustained the injury at a copper mine in Bisbee, Ariz. He is survived by his mother and the following sisters and brothers: John Gannon, Cumberland; Mrs John McGuire, Westernport; Catherine Gannon and Mrs Bertha Kelly, both of Philadelphia; Miss Patricia Gannon of Rockfeller Institute Hospital, New York; Thomas Gannon, Pittsburgh; William Gannon stationed on the U.S.S. Leo and James Gannon, Bisbee, Ariz; Huron(sic) in the Turkish War zone and Herman and John Gannon and Miss Marcella Gannon at home. He was a son of the late Thomas Gannon. The funeral will be held from St Gabriel's Catholic Church at Barton Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 16, 1922 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 8, 2012

GANNON, Mrs. Margaret Whitworth
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL - Margaret Whitworth Gannon, 93, of Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, died at her residence on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. She was born in Westernport, MD and was the daughter of the late Horace P. Whitworth Sr. and Nancy (Hayden) Whitworth. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Horace P. Whitworth Jr, F. Dixon Whitworth, Richard Whitworth and David Whitworth. She was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Westernport, MD and a graduate of Bruce High School. She is survived by her husband, William F. Gannon; two sons, William F. Gannon Jr. and wife Janet of Atlanta, GA, John W. Gannon and wife Mary of Del Ray Beach, FL, and one daughter, Caroline Courtney and husband Winn of Lauderdale, FL. She is also survived by two grandchildren; Preston Courtney and Brian Gannon, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, WV on Thursday Oct. 18, 2012 from 10 A.M. until Noon. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at Noon with Rev. Steve Haptonstahl officiating. Interment will follow at Philos Cemetery in Westernport, MD.
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, October 16, 2012
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 14, 2015

GANNON, Miss Marie Katherine

WESTERNPORT — Miss Marie Katherine Gannon, 61, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient for five days. Miss Gannon had been in poor health for several years. A native of Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Michael P. and Lena (Paulis) Gannon. She graduated from St. Peter's School, here, and also from Mount St. Mary's College, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church; Sodality of the Blessed Virgin and the Alumni Association of St. Peter's School. Surviving is a brother. Paul Gannon, Nortonville, Ky. The body is at Fredlock's Funeral Home and members of the alumni and sodality will meet today at 8 p. m. to recite the rosary. A requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church tomorrow at 9 a. m. with interment in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, April 20, 1953 - pg 11, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 1, 2012

GANTT, Mrs. Mary Joseph Tippen

Frostburg, Md, July 8 - Funeral services were held Wednesday from St Martha's Catholic church, Akron, Ohio for Mrs Mary Gantt, wife of Harrison Gantt, formerly of Frostburg, who died at her home Monday.  She was a daughter of John Tippen.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother; one sister, Mrs Francis Stowell, Cumberland and one brother, George Tippen of Frostburg.  Mrs Stowell and her mother attended the funeral.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, July 8, 1935 - pg 6, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 1, 2015

GAPP, Matthew

HARDY COUNTY, Moorefield Examiner of 20th - Matthew Gapp, an aged resident of this community, died last week at Weston, where he was taken several weeks ago. The remains were brought here Sunday and services held at the home of William Keller, Monday morning, after which his remains were laid to rest in Olivet Cemetery. He is survived by several sons and daughters.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

GARBER, Rev. J. C.

Rev. J. C. Garber, of Augusta, Co., a well-known preacher of the Brethren, is dead after a protracted illness. He was 56 years old. He leaves a widow and three children.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

GARDILL. Jerlyn Ann

MEYERSDALE—As a result of a disastrous auto accident on Route 219 last week [July 8] one child was killed, the mother was seriously injured, and another child, born in Meyersdale Community Hospital following the mishap, died the following morning. Killed instantly in the crash was Jerlyn Ann Gardill, who was nearing two years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gardill, Buffalo Mills RD 1, Bedford County. Mrs. Pauline (Klink) Gardill, 22, mother of the child and driver of the car, is a patient in Meyersdale Community Hospital and is in fair condition. She is suffering from a mouth injury, contusions and multiple lacerations of the body. Mrs. Gardill, who was expecting a child, gave birth to a seven-pound boy in the hospital about 6 hours after the accident. The baby lived 12 hours and died. The accident, the most disastrous in the immediate vicinity in a number of years, occurred near the Bird and Friedline residences at the borough line south of Meyersdale. Mrs. Gardill was driving her car south and had just passed through Meyersdale. She was on her way to the home of her sister, Mrs. Louise Pritts, Meyersdale, RD 1.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 10, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GARDNER, Mrs. Catherine McKinnon

Lonaconing — Mrs. Catherine Gardner, 86, wife of Thomas Gardner, formerly of Lonaconing, died Monday at her home in Chanute, Kans., after an extended illness.  Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Thomas T. and Marian McKinnon, Lonaconing. She and her husband left here about 40 years ago.  Surviving besides her husband are four children, Marian Gardner, Winfleld, Kans.; Begley Gardner, Chanute; Lee Mac Gardner, Greenville, Texas, and Arthur Gardner, Wichita, Kans., and a sister, Mrs. Robert Connor, Dudley Street, Lonaconing.  Interment was in Chanute.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, November 9, 1950 - pg 3, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 1, 2015


GARDNER, Mrs. Charlotte Ann

A Well Known Woman Passes Peacefully Away
Mrs. Charlotte A. Gardner, widow of the late James Gardner, died late on Friday afternoon at her residence on Columbia street, aged 69 years. Mrs. Gardner was born in Indiana county Pennsylvania, but lived the greater part of her life in Johnstown, Pa., where she was married to Jas. Gardner in 1865. In 1883 the family moved to this city, where Mr. Gardner conducted the fire brick plant at Ellerslie, Md. After the death of Mr. Gardner, the deceased moved to Johnstown with her daughters, remaining there for four years, afterwards returning to this city, where she has since resided. Mrs. Garner had been confined to her home for the past five months and for the past eight weeks was not able to leave her bed. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and is survived by two sons, William Gardner, a member of the city council, and James Gardner, and four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Duke, Dr. Charlotte B. Gardner, Miss Jennie Gardner and Miss May Gardner, all of this city.
March 22, 1906; The Cumberland Alleganian, Cumberland, Maryland, p. 1, c. 2
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 19, 2015

GARDNER, Homer Wilson
LONACONING - Homer Wilson Gardner, 61, of 23 Charlestown Street, died Wednesday at Frostburg Community Hospital. He was born here May 27, 1923, son of Samuel Wilson Gardner and the late Katie (Ravenscroft) Gardner. His mother died in 1974 (sic:1975). Mr. Gardner retired in 1980 as a heavy equipment operator for the T. G. and C. Coal Company, Midlothian. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and attended the Lonaconing United Methodist Church. Surviving besides his father and his widow, the former Elva Richardson, are two sisters, Mrs. Marie Clark, here, and Mrs. Joan Bittinger, Front Royal, Va. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Carl A. Synan. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 2, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012


GAREY, Mrs. Louise Mae Sourbrine

CORRIGANVILLE — Mrs. Louise Mae Garey, 54, died yesterday in Springfield State Hospital, Sykesville. Born April 8, 1913 at Mt. Savage, she was the daughter of Mrs. Minnie (Ruby) Sourbrine, Cumberland, and the late Richard Sourbrine. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, George Garey, Clarysville; one daughter, Miss Linda Garey, Clarysville; one brother, George Sourbrine, Miami, Fla., and three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Cessna, West Hollywood, Fla.; Mrs. Lilabel Lancaster, Cumberland, and Mrs. Zella Clauson, Corriganville. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will he conducted Sunday at 1 p. m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 21, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 24, 2010


GAREY, Samuel W.

Samuel W. Garey, 74, of Corriganville, died last night in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient three days. Born in Corriganville, he was a son of the late Samuel and Lucinda (Hiner) Garey. A retired farmer and carpenter, Mr. Garey was a member of Corriganville Methodist Church and Chosen Friends Lodge 34, IOOF of Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Susan (Geiger) Garey; a son, George S. Garey; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Lepley, Mrs. Carl Crabtree, Mrs. Donald Kite, and Mrs. Homer Golden, all of Corriganville; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Yantz, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Lilly Sturtz, Wellersburg, Pa., and Mrs. Lucy Shatzer, Cumberland, and ten grandchildren. The body will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lepley, after noon tomorrow and will remain there until 1 p. m. Thursday when it will be taken to Corriganville Methodist Church for services at 2 p. m. Rev. Paul R. O'Brien, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 9, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GAREY, Mrs. Susan Holsinger

CORRIGANVILLE ~ Mrs. Susan Garey, 73, died yesterday at her residence. Born in Corriganville, she was the daughter of Urias and Lydia Knepp-Holsinger. Her husband, Samuel Garey, died in 1956. Mrs. Garey was a member of the United Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, George Garey, Corriganville; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Lepley, Mrs. Donald Hite, Mrs. Homer Golden, all of Corriganville, and Mrs. Carl Crabtree, of Cumberland; two brothers, George Geiger and Henry Geiger, Corriganville; a sister, Mrs. Esther Paetow, Corriganville; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. Services Wednesday. Interment Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 3, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
GARLAND, Ralph Willard
CUMBERLAND - Ralph Willard Garland, 89, of Cumberland, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale, Pa. Born Aug. 9, 1918, in Spring Gap, he was the son of the late Lucius Summerfield Garland and Helen Olean (Stallings) Garland. Mr. Garland was also preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur, Alfred, Melvin, and Robert Garland; and a sister, Pearl L. Snider. A United States Army/Air Corps veteran of World War II, Ralph retired from Ralph's Barber Shop that he owned and operated. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Ralph is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Lee (Twigg) Garland; his sons, David C. Garland and his wife Marlene, R. Steven Garland and his wife, Linda D., all of Newville, Pa., and Carl E. Garland and his wife Donna, of Landisburg, Pa.; his brothers, Lee Garland, of Keyser, W.Va., Alvin Garland and his wife Donna, and James Garland, all of Cumberland; his sisters, Nola Helmstetter, Nina Shaw, Reba Nelson, all of Cumberland; and Shirley Heare, of Fayetteville, N.C.; as well as six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchild ren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com), on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack George officiating. Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans' Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - December 10, 2007
Posted March 18, 2016

GARLETS, William F.

William F. Garlets died at his home in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, June 30, after an illness of several months. He was born in St. Paul, son of Clara (Yutzy) and Ananias Garlets, and was 62 years, 7 months and 16 days in age at his passing. He was born on November 14, 1886. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna L. (Baker) Garlets; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Taylor of Boswell and Mrs. Elva Roth of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. John M. Deal, Route 1, Salisbury, and Mrs. Wesley Wilhelm, Route 3, Meyersdale; and by two grandchildren. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Funeral services were conducted in the Thomas Funeral Home on Saturday, July 2, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ira S. Monn officiating. Interment in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in charge of Mortician S. M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, July 7, 1949 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GARLETTS, Mrs. Ada Mae Coddington
FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Ada Mae Garletts, 79, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Richter, Friendsville. She had been in ill health for some time. Born at Elder Hill, she was a daughter of the late Melville and Martha (Lancaster) Coddington. Her husband, Phillip Garletts, preceded her in death. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. George Schuler, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Maurice Coddington, Addison, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Clara Growall, Morgantown, W. Va., and five grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Residence, Friendsville, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. George Lovelace and burial will be in the Addison Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 7, 1965; page 22.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 26, 2013
GARLICK, Mrs. A. Francis Beatty

A. Francis Garlick, 79, of 1407 Chestnut St., South Connellsville, died this morning, April 15, 1982,  in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born February 12, 1904, in Broadford, a daughter of the late John and Cora L. Herrington Beatty. She wa a resident of South Connellsville most of her life and was a member of Albright United Methodist Church. She also attended Pennsville Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Orville D. (Adalee) Richter, of South Connellsville, and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Pilkington, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two sons, William Garlick, Jr., of Melcroft, and John H. of South Connnellsville; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl Beatty of Winchester, Ind.; two sisters, Miss Clara Beatty  of South Connellsville, and Mrs. Edwin (Jessie) Mosier of Amherst, Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband, William Garlick, Sr., in 1975; a grandson, Tod Pilkington, in 1976; four brothers, Ellis, Warren T., Robert, and J. D.; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Phuntek and Mrs. Ada Murray.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 15, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 26, 2017
GARLICK, Mrs. Elizabeth Brierly

Mrs. Elizabeth Nevada Brierly Garlick, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Soisson, in Reidmore road, South Connellsville, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. She was born July 9, 1867, a daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Pierce Brierly, one of eight children born to this pioneer family. Deceased was a member of the Albright E. U. B. Church of South Connellsville. She lived her entire life in that community. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Vanderbilt, and William and Raymond of South Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Soisson of South Connellsville; 33 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Charles Brierly of South Connellscille. She was preceded in death by her husband, Williaqm Garlick, April 10, 1931; a daughter, Martha Washington Garlick, January 20, 1918, and a son, James Garlick, June 12,1947. Eleven grandsons and a granddaughter served with the armed forces during World War II and a grandson, Staff Sergeant Ray Russell Garlick, is with the 28th Division at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The funeral service will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs, Soisson, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. R. A. Nelson, pastor of the Albright E. U. B. Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. John H. Lanmbertsen, a retired Methodist minister. Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
April 27, 1951; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #71767248
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 11, 2017
GARLICK, Mrs. Gertrude M. Camlin

Gertrude M. Garlick, formerly of South Connellsville, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, left this world for her final rest and to join her husband of 55 years, Harold R. Garlick Sr., and her parents, Wilbur J. and Olive I. (Black) Camlin, her sister, Donna, and her brother, Wilbur Jr. (Bud). Gertrude started the early years of her marriage working as a Bell Telephone operator and eventually took over handling the bookkeeping for her husband's businesses while raising her family. She leaves behind those who loved her and fondly remember the hearty meals, magnificent pies, and beautifully tailored clothes that she lovingly made. Even in her later years, her energy barely waned as she insisted on taking care of herself and her home as long as humanly possible, despite near total blindness. Her determination and self-reliance were an inspiration worthy of her Scot-Irish roots. She led her life as a quiet witness to grace and beauty. Surviving family includes her daughter, Irene J. (Renie) Pollock and husband, Donald C. Pollock, of Latrobe, grandson, Curtis L. Pollock and wife, Aja, of Austin, Texas, and grandson, Ross Justin Pollock, of Jeannette; daughter, Cynthia G. Bentz (widowed), of Hilton Head, S.C., granddaughter, Aryn J. Nussbaumer and husband, James, of Taylorsville, N.C., and their children, great-granddaughter, Hunter R. Nussbaumer, and great-grandsons, Cody C. Nussbaumer and Jesse G.M. Nussbaumer; Gertrude's son, the Rev. Harold R. Garlick Jr. and wife, the Rev. Connie Garlick, of Meyersdale; her grandson, Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garlick, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and wife, Christy, great-granddaughter, Camden J., and great-grandson, Keegan R., all of Fort Drum, N.Y.; her granddaughter, Katherine Nicole Garlick, of Indiana, Pa.; and Gertrude's youngest daughter, Penny L. Chess and husband, Dale Chess, granddaughters, Elizabeth L. Chess and Sarah L. Chess, and grandson, Blake A. Chess, all of Hilton Head, S.C.; and Mrs. Garlick's two sisters, Alberta Cossell and Shirley Vinoski, both of Connellsville. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. only Tuesday at the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, West Side, Connellsville, with a private graveside service officiated by her son, the Rev. Harold R. Garlick Jr., the next morning at Green Ridge Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Fayette County Blind Association or the Carnegie Library Visually Impaired and Audio Book Collections.

Published in Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, on Aug. 15, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 24, 2017

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