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MEADE, Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Farrell

"Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Meade, 52, Calla Hill, Mt. Savage, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital.  She was born in Mt. Savage and was a daughter of the late John D. Farrell. Her mother, Rosella (McAtee) Farrell is still living.  Survivors other than her mother include her husband, Walter Meade, a son, Daniel Meade, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Donald Robenson, Baltimore; Carole Ann Meade, Silver Spring; Joan, Janet and Jane, all at home; four brothers, Raymond Farrell, Cumberland; Edward Farrell, Mt. Savage; James Farrell, Midland, and Francis Farrell, McLean, Va.  Five sisters, Mrs. Catherine Sweene, Frostburg; Mrs. John Collins, Mrs. Howard King and Mrs. James Kelly, all of Cumberland; Mrs. John Kirby, Washington, and three grandchildren.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Church of Mt.  Savage, Catholic Daughters of America and the Sodality. The Rosary will recited today at 8 p.m. by the two organizations.  The body is at Stein's Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. from St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage and interment will be in St. Patrick' Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Wilbert Logsdon, James Collins, Michael Kenney, Gregory King, Edward Malloy and James Gillespie."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland 15 June 1965
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 4, 2011





MEADOWS/MEDERS, Louis

MEADOWS 28 Feb 1881 Mr Louis Meadows, a B & O engineer, died Saturday (26 Feb ) at his residence on Decatur Street. He was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and a son and a daughter. Consumption was the cause of death. The funeral is at St Patrick's Catholic Church and burial in the St Patrick's burial grounds.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times; 28 February 1881
transcribed by Charles Often
Posted March 24, 2012


MEAGER, Mrs. Dorothy Connor

SOMERSET, Apr. 11 — Mrs. Dorothy Connor Meager, 72, died Tuesday at the home of a son, John H., at Havre de Grace, Md. There are two sons, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 11, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


MEAGER, Edwin J.
 
E. J. Meager (Edwin), Dale Street, Meyersdale, died Sept. 11, 1975, in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Jonathon and Savilla (Hyder) Meager. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Miller, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Schnelzer, Meyersdale. He owned and operated the E. J. Meager Garage here since 1932. He was a member of Meyersdale Volunteer Fire Department and BPOE Lodge 1951. Funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon in Price Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Snyder officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
Meyersdale Republic, September 18, 1975
(Courtesy of Lois Brode Walls)
Posted November 30, 2013



MEAGER, Mrs. Eleanor B. Miller
 
Eleanor B. Meager, 98, Meyersdale, died June 4, 2011, at Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center.  Born March 30, 1913, in Grantsville, Md., daughter of the late William H. and Myrtle Blanche (Peters) Miller.  Also preceded in death by her husband, Edwin J. Meager. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Hilton and Esther Hauger, Garrett. She retired from Meyersdale Manufacturing after 28 years of service. A member of Amity United Church of Christ, Meyersdale, and a former member of the Meyersdale Fire Department Auxiliary. A memorial service will be conducted 11 am Wednesday at the Amity United Church of Christ, Meyersdale. The Rev. Harold R. Garlick officiating. Interment Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery. Arrangements by William Rowe Price Funeral Home Inc., Meyersdale.
Meyersdale Republic - June 5, 2011
(Courtesy of Lois Brode Walls)
Posted November 30, 2013


MEAGER, Mrs. Elsie Bogie

Lonaconing - Mrs Elsie (Bogie) Meager, wife of Joseph Meager, 664 Sixth Street, Trafford, Pa, died there January 2 after a long illness.  She was a former resident of Lonaconing.  Also surviving are a son, William Meager, Trafford; Mrs Gordon Eves, Trafford and Mrs John Cole, Buffalo, NY; a brother Alex Bogie, Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Byers, Lonaconing and Mrs Jane Bishop, Jackson, Mich; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  Services and burial were held in Trafford.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, January 10, 1968 - pg 9, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 2, 2014

MEAGER, Howard

Meyersdale, Dec. 24 - Howard Meager, 55, formerly of this place, died Wednesday at his home in Havre de Grace, Md. He was a brother of Mrs. David Harris, Salisbury, and Mrs. H. D. Martin, Meyersdale. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Harris residence, with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Salisbury.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 25, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 22, 2011



MEAGER, Joseph

Joseph Meager, 90, of Trafford, Pa., and a native of Lonaconing, died April 28. He was a son of the late Richard and Lucinda (Boden) Meager. His wife, Elsie (Bogie) Meager, also of Lonaconing, preceded him in death. Mr. Meager was county tax collector and borough councilman in Trafford for many years. Surviving are a son, William Meager, Irwin, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Eves, with whom he resided; Mrs. Elsie Cole, Buffalo, N. Y.; a brother, William Meagher, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Jane McClintock, Chicago; and Mrs. Charlotte Middleton, Cumberland; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A service was conducted Friday at the David A. Hitter Funeral Home in Trafford and interment was in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Cumberland News, May 5, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009


MEAGER, Mrs. Mary Savilla

The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Savilla Meager, 77 years old, who died Friday at her home on Light street, Meyersdale, was held this afternoon at the late home with Rev. E. B. May, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial was made in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Meager, native of Meyersdale, is survived by her husband, Jonathan, and the following children: Edward of Meyersdale, Victor of Frostburg, Md., Mrs. C. H. Williams of Wakina, Wash., Mrs. W. A. Brace of Gibon, Ore., and Mrs. Andrew Schnelzer of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 27, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

MEAGER, Mrs. Pearl C. Hart

Mrs. Pearl C. Meager, 75, of Eckhart, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been a patient one week. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Theresa Conrad Hart. She was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Winters and Mrs. Emma Beal, both of Eckhart; Mrs. Pearl Eisentrout, LaVale; and Mrs. Norma Abucevicz, Barrelville; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Wagner, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Cecile Meek, Huffman; Mrs. Ruth Coniff, Cumberland; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Cumberland News, October 14, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


MEAGER, Mrs. Valentina C. Abucevicz
 
MOUNT SAVAGE ~ Valentina C. Meager, 91, of Mount Savage, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at the Allegany County Nursing Home. Born Feb. 20, 1910, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Eugenia Julia (Radwillowicz) Abucevicz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Meager in 1951 and one brother, Constantine Abucevicz. She graduated from Mount Savage High School. Mrs. Meager attended Catherman's Business School and Georgia's Beauty Academy. Mrs. Meager was a W.A.A.C. and W.A.C. in the U.S. Army during the World War II. She served in Australia, the Philippines, Leyte and Luzon. She was the recipient of three battle stars. Mrs. Meager was an executive secretary for S. Russ Minter. She was a member of the Barrelsville Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three brothers, Theodore Abucevicz, Philadelphia, Pa., Chester Abucevicz and wife Norma, and George Abucevicz and wife Roberta, all of Mount Savage; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Barrelsville Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Peter M. Goetschius officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Savage United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barrelsville Presbyterian Church, c/o Rev. Peter Goetschius, 12724 N. Cresap St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times, Cumberland, MD.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 30, 2013 


MEAGER, Victor

FROSTBURG — Victor Meager, 65, retired miner and former employe of the B. and O. Bolt and Forge Shops in Cumberland, died this morning at his home in Eckhart. He had been ill for some time. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Pearl Hart; a son, Robert Meager, Eckhart; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Winters, Mrs. Richard Maudlin and Miss Norma Meager, Eckhart, and Mrs. James Eisentrout, LaVale; a brother, Edwin Meager, Meyersdale, Pa., and three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Brace, Pendleton, Ore.; Mrs. Emma Williams, Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Mary Sneltzer, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MEAGHER, Charles

Mr. Charles Meagher, aged 25, of Shaft, a very popular and well known gentleman, was instantly killed by a fall of roof -coal in the mines of the Black, Sheridan and Wilson Coal Company at the Carlos mines on Thursday about noon time. He, with his father and brother, were mining coal when apparently without any warning the roof caved in, catching the unfortunate man and crushing out his life. The deceased was born in Lonaconing but moved with his parents to Shaft about 8 years ago. He was married and leaves a widow and two small children. He Is also survived by his father, Mr. Richard Meagher, and the following brothers and sisters: John, Joseph, William and Edward, Charlotte and Emma, all living at Borden Shaft, and Mrs. Jane McClintock, of Shaft, and Mrs. Mary Kelso, of Cumberland. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, February 24, 1911
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MEAGHER, Mrs. Della M. Tippen

Frostburg - Mrs. Della M. Meagher, of 11 Broadway, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She had been in ill health for a year. Born in Shaft, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Morgan) Tippen. Her husband, Edgar Meagher, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and of the Sodality. Surviving are one son, Francis Meagher, Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Lavin, Frostburg, and Mrs. Hilda Berry, Cumberland; one sister, Mrs. Emma Byrne, Beaver Falls, Pa., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home. Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 A. M., at St. Michael's; burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 P.M.
The Cumberland News, November 25, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 4, 2010

 


 

MEAGHER, Francis A.

FROSTBURG — Francis A. (Pete) Meagher, 60, of E3 Alder Drive, Baltimore, formerly of Frostburg, died last night at Baltimore. He was born at Shaft, the son of the late Edgar and Della (Tippen) Meagher. A former employee of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company, he was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Florence Meagher, and son, Edward Meagher, both of Baltimore, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lavin, Frostburg, and Mrs. Helen Berry, Cumberland. The body is at the Connelly Funeral Home in Baltimore. Services and interment will be in Baltimore.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 27, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MEAGHER, Hazel Lorraine

Hazel Lorraine Meagher, 78, of Huntsville died Thursday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home with Dr. R. Laurence Dill officiating. Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Red Hill Cemetery in Whitwell, Tenn. Mrs. Meagher was preceded in death by her husband, Arch W. Meagher. Survivors include one son, William E. Meagher of Huntsville; one daughter, Carolyn Burns of Huntsville; one brother, Carl Thomas of Lynchburg, Va.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Huntsville Times, December 11, 1999
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 


 

MEAGHER, James

Mrs. Mary Cook, 409 Central avenue, received word last night of the death of her father, James Meagher in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Meagher formerly lived in Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 2, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009




MEAGHER, John Richard

Frostburg - John R Meagher, 84, of 354 Welsh Hill, died last night at Miners' Hospital where he was admitted last Saturday.  A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Richard and Lucinda (Bowden) Meagher. His wife, Sadie (McClintock) Meagher, preceded him in death.  Mr Meagher was a retired employee of the Extrusion Department at Amecele Plant and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Frostburg.  Survivors include six sons: Richard Meagher, Kingsville, Texas; Eston, Oliver and Marshall, all of Baltimore; James Meagher, Cresaptown and Earl Meagher, Chambersburg, Pa; two daughters: Mrs Inez Dye, at home and Mrs Evan Layman, Frostburg: two sisters, Mrs Jane McClintock, Chicago and Mrs Charlotte Middleton, Cumberland; two brothers, Joseph Meagher, Pennsylvania and William Meagher, Cresaptown; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 5, 1962 - pg 18, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 2, 2014


MEAGHER, Marshall

FROSTBURG — Marshall (Mike) Meagher, 48, of Baltimore, a native of Frostburg, died Wednesday in Baltimore. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late John and Sadie (McClintock) Meagher. He was a driver for the Cumberland and Westernport Transit Company for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Jane Hill, of Frostburg, now residing in Baltimore; a son, Michael Meagher, Baltimore; five brothers, Richard Meagher, of Kingston, Tex., Eston Meagher and Oliver Meagher, both of Baltimore, James Meagher, Cumberland, and Earl Meagher, Chambersburg, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Inez Dye, Frostburg, and two grandchildren. A service will be conducted at the Connolly Funeral Home, Essex, tomorrow. Interment will be in Baltimore.
The Cumberland News, September 13, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009



MEAGHER, Richard J.

FROSTBURG - Richard J . "Dick" Meagher, 85, of 1124 South llth Street, Kingsville, Texas, formerly of here, died Saturday in The Hospitality House, Alice, Texas. Born in Shaft on July 2, 1901, he was the son of the late John R. and Sadie (McClintock) Meagher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Jones) Meagher, in 1962. Mr. Meagher retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation chemical division, Bishop, Texas, in 1965. Surviving are three brothers, Oliver Meagher, Frostburg; James Meagher, Cumberland; Eston Meagher, Baltimore, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Turcott Mortuary, Kingsville, Monday from 10 a.m. to 9p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Kingsville. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 11, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012


 

MEAGHER, Sadie (McClintock)

Frostburg - Mrs. Sadie McClintock Meagher, 69, wife of John R. Meagher, Wrights Crossing, died last night at her home.  Mr. and Mrs. Meagher observed their golden wedding anniversary February 26.   In addition to her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Evan Layman, Star Route, Frostburg, and Miss Inez Meagher, at home; six sons, Richard Meagher, Kingsville, Texas; Marshall Meagher, Baltimore; Easton and James Meagher, Cumberland; Oliver Meagher, Eckhart; and Earl Meagher, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. George Davis, Somerset, Pa.; and a brother, William McClintock, Chicago.  Mrs. Meagher was a member of the First Methodist Church, Star Council No. 98, Daughters of America, and the Past Councilors Club.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 13, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

MEAGHER, William

William E. Meagher, 84, of John F. Kennedy Homes, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. He had been in ill health the past five years. Born in Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Richard and Lucinda Meagher. A retired Celanese Corporation of America employee, he was a past president of the TWUA 1874. Mr. Meagher also served as a trial magistrate in Cresaptown for eight years and was a member of the Cresaptown Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth (Plummer) Meagher; two sons, Charles W. Meagher, city, and Howard 0. Meagher, Norfolk, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. James McGregor, Mrs. Roy Wilson, city, and Mrs. Donald Frantz, Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Jane McClintock, Chicago, and Mrs. Charlotte Middleton, city; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Baltimore Avenue 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 Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, August 11, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MEAKIN, Mrs. Catherine Martin

Mrs. Catherine Meakin, 75, of Los Angeles, died there Thursday. A native of Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma (Wright) Martin and was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Meakin. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ray Rounds, Whittier, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Freal, Catonsville; and four brothers, Stanley Martin, Fred Martin, Arthur Martin and Allan Martin, all of Westernport. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles.
The Cumberland News, December 10, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 12, 2009

MEANS, Roy H.

Roy H. "Lucky" Means, 53, of 604 Braddock Avenue, LaVale, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Means, who was employed as a mill worker at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company plant, was a native of Bedford County, Pa. He was a son of Mrs. Nellie Means Redinger, Chaneysville, Pa. and the late Edward L. Means. Mr. Means is survived by his mother, his stepfather, Herman Redinger, his wife, Mrs. Frances (Durst) Means, a daughter, Mrs. Linda Poorbaugh, Richmond, Va. Also surviving are two half-brothers, Herman Redinger Jr., Flintstone, Floyd Redinger, Cumberland, two half-sisters, Mrs. Barbara Adams, Chaneysville, and Mrs. Betty Clark, Clairville, Pa. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Means was a member of Fort Cumberland Lodge 211, AF and AM, Cumberland Consistory, Scottish Rite, Ali Ghan Shrine Temple and Ali Ghan Motor Corps. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, LaVale, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will he conducted at the chapel tomorrow at 11 a.m. in charge of Rev. M. W. Nesselrodt. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale. Fort Cumberland Lodge 211 will conduct a service at the chapel today at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, August 1, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 1, 2014


MEANYHAN, Mrs. Mary Ann Cross

Mrs. Mary Ann Meanyhan, 53, of 153 Polk Street, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Bashor and Mary (Sines) Cross. Surviving are her husband, William H. Meanyhan; three brothers, Bashor A. Cross Sr.; Elmer Cross, city, and Rutherfod Cross, Lake Gordon Road; three sisters, Mrs. Robert D. Sturtz Sr., Mrs. Hallie M. Leasure and Mrs. J. Stanley Goodrich, city, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Hafer Baltimore Avenue Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. W. Louis Piel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, March 14, 1969; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 9, 2014




MEARS, Mrs. Annie Stevens

 
Zihlman - June 21, Mrs Annie (Stevens) Mears, 74, wife of Joseph Mears, Zihlman, died last night. She was a member of Zihlman Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Frederick, Barberton, O; William, Frostburg and George, at home and two daughters, Mrs Oscar Hayes, DuBois, Pa and Mrs Leroy Harris, this city. She was a sister of Mrs George Stevens and Mrs Walter Stevens, Indianapolis, Ind; Mrs Elmer Rice, Frostburg; George Stevens, Zihlman and Eugene Stevens, Borden Mines.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 21, 1944 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 5, 2012



MEARS, Joseph

FROSTBURG—Joseph Mears, 81, who resided here since boyhood, died yesterday in Miners' Hospital where he had been, a patient five weeks. He was a native of Wales. A coal miner until advancing years forced his retirement, he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Allegany Methodist Church at Zihlman. Survivors include three sons, Fred Mears, Barberton, Ohio, William, Frostburg, and George, Mt. Savage; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Hayes, Dubois, Pa., and Mrs. Leroy Harris, Mt. Savage; and a brother, Charles Mears, Indianapolis. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, November 6, 1950 - pg 11, col 9
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 28, 2012


MEARS, Mrs. Julia Crump

James E. Crump of Mt. Savage yesterday received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Julia Crump Mears, 58, wife of Charles Mears, at her home in Indianapolis. She had been ill several months. A native of Mt. Savage, Mrs. Mears moved to Indianapolis in 1911. Besides her husband and brother, she is survived by eleven children, all in Indiana; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Crump, and two other brothers, George and David Crump, all of Mt. Savage. Mr. and Mrs. George Crump and son Marshall, and Mr. and Mrs. James E. Crump left yesterday to attend the funeral.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 19, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 1, 2011



MEARS, Samuel

Buried at Frostburg
The Rev A H Beavin, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiated at the funeral of Samuel T Mears, 24 Necessity St, this city, who was buried this morning.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 25, 1920 - pg 7, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 28, 2012




MEARS, Thomas B.

Thomas Benjamin Mears, 66 of 1138 Shades Lane, died yesterday. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Samuel and Martha Elizabeth (Reese) Mears. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow Louise (Smith) Mears; a son Lt. Cdr. Ronald T. Mears, with the Navy, Pearl City, Hawaii, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, Rio Dell, Calif., and Mrs Mildred Swaine, city, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Davis officiating Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 23, 1972 - pg 18, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 28, 2012


MEDERS, Mrs. Caroline Hodel
 
Mrs. Caroline Meders, aged 83 years, widow of Michael Meders, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, Benj. Ellsworth, Columbia street, after an illness of four weeks and two days.  Mrs. Meders was well known and was highly esteemed. She was a devoted and lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church, from which the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. The surviving children are: Mrs. Emma Miller and Mrs. Anna Keatine both of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Oscar Willard, Fifth street, this city, and Mrs. Benj. Ellsworth, with whom she always made her home. Joseph Hodel of Philadelphia, and W. H. Hodel, this city, are brothers.
Monday, 10 February 1919, Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie

Posted March 10, 2012




MEDERS, Irwin Lewis 

Birth Date:December 21, 1909
Death Date:July 1, 1985
Marriages: Theola VOORHEES
Obituaries~Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 8B - July 3, 1985
(Courtesy of Terry Craig)
Posted March 24, 2012



MEDERS/MEADOWS, Louis

MEADOWS 28 Feb 1881 Mr Louis Meadows, a B & O engineer, died Saturday (26 Feb ) at his residence on Decatur Street. He was 35 years of age and leaves a wife and a son and a daughter. Consumption was the cause of death. The funeral is at St Patrick's Catholic Church and burial in the St Patrick's burial grounds.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times; 28 February 1881
transcribed by Charles Often
Posted March 24, 2012




MEDERS, Michael

Death of Mr. M. Maders[sic]
We mentioned a few days ago that Mr. Michael Maders[sic], formerly in the butchering business in this city, was lying dangerously ill at is residence in Ladytown. We regret to learn that Mr Maders[sic] died yesterday afternoon. He was well known and respected in this community .
Cumberland Daily Times - 27 January 1886
(Courtesy of Jeff Gibbs)
Posted May 1, 2014



MEDERS, Theola

Maiden Name:VOORHEES
Birth Date:March 31, 1912
Death Date:May 24, 1990
Marriages:
Irwin MEDERS
Obituaries~Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 9A - May 26, 1990
(Courtesy of Terry Craig)
Posted March 24, 2012





Name: Glenn Henry Mechem, 64, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Edward Glenn and Virginia (Henry) Mechem
 
DOB: September 22, 1938, in Great Cacapon, WV
 
DOD: Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Nancy (Taylor) Mechem
 
Military: served in U.S. Navy from 1957-1961
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: wife; daughters, Pamela Chocklett, Richmond, VA; Sherri Anderson and husband Mark, Cumberland, MD; sisters, Arlene Foreback and husband Harry, Cumberland, MD; Shirley Platt and husband Earl, MN; Kathy Wolfsteller, MN; brother, Clyde "Pete" Mechem and wife Charlene, LaVale, MD
 
Burial: August 23, 2003, Sunset Memorial Park
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014





MEEHAN, Mrs. Mildred Flynn
 
Former newspaper reporter, Baltimore historian dies at 69
J. SUTER KEGG
Times-News Contributing Writer
BALTIMORE — Cumberland native Mildred Flynn Meehan, known as an authority on the history of Baltimore landmarks, died last week at Fallston General Hospital at the age of 69.  A 1942 graduate of Cumberland's Ursuline Academy, she launched a career as a news reporter for the Cumberland Evening and Sunday Times after attending Dumbarton College in Washington, D.C. Several years later she became a news reporter in radio for station WCUM in Cumberland. In 1952 she moved to Baltimore and worked briefly as a reporter for WCBM radio there. Prior to accepting employment with Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development in the role of public relations, she worked a short while as a dental hygienist. Her job as tour guide, judging by the highly-professional manner in which she handled the duties, stamped her as a modern "Lady Baltimore." "If there was anyone who knew the minutiae, the arcane, the everything of Baltimore, it was Millie," John McCauley, former deputy commissioner of the Housing Department, told The Evening Sun. He said it was not unusual for her to be called at the last minute for tours on Sundays and holidays. Mike Bowler, a Sun staff reporter, wrote that a trip with Ms. Meehan was a mixture of business and pleasure. "She would cover the Shot Tower, public housing, high-rise construction for the elderly, private rehabilitation in Fells Point, Tyson Street and Seton Hill, and other places of interest." "She had her favorite spots, too, such as the smallest house in Baltimore on Brexton Street. Her favorite monument was the statue of Latrobe on lower Broadway." Mary Louise Young, who retired several years ago after one of the longest reporting careers with the Cumberland News  and Times-News, recalls that Millie Flynn was her first friend when the Times hired her. "They wouldn't let women cover the police beat then," said Mrs. Young, "so Millie and I had places like the Post Office and draft boards on our beats." Ms. Meehan, whose father was the first cousin of R. Emmitt Flynn, former chief of the Cumberland Police Department, enjoyed being a journalist and wrote a number of articles for The Evening Sun about her experiences of growing up in Cumberland, the B&O Railroad, and the historic Baltimore monuments.  Ms. Meehan was an enthusiastic traveler and, according to the Evening Sun, could keep friends entertained for hours, spinning tales of her trips on the Orient Express and her visits to Ireland.  She was married for a year to George Meehan in the 1950s and was the mother of a son, Michael Meehan, of Joppa. The oldest of six children, she was born June 6, 1924, daughter of the late Daniel Joseph and Elizabeth (Adams) Flynn. In addition to her son, she is survived by two brothers, Michael and George Flynn, and two sisters, Mary McKenzie and Margaret McKenzie, all of Cumberland. Another brother, Daniel, died in 1972.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held this past Saturday at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore.  Ms. Meehan was secretary of Cumberland Chapter 137, first unit of the American Newspaper Guild in Maryland, during her employment at the Cumberland Times.
Times-News,  February 1994
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 3, 2014 

 
MEEHAN, Mrs. Mildred Flynn
 
Mildred Meehan, city tour guide, former reporter
February 25, 1994 | By Mike Bowler | Mike Bowler, Sun Staff Writer
Mildred Flynn Meehan, for many years Baltimore's official tour guide for visiting dignitaries, died Sunday at Fallston General Hospital of complications from emphysema. She was 69.  As a public relations employee of the city Department of Housing RTC and Community Development, Ms. Meehan was called upon to shepherd visitors around the city, pointing out monuments, examples of urban renewal and civic oddities.  A trip with Ms. Meehan, often in a city van, was a mixture of business and pleasure. She would cover the Shot Tower, public housing, high-rise construction for the elderly, private rehabilitation in Fells Point, Tyson Street and Seton Hill, and public rehabilitation in such neighborhoods as Washington Hill.  She had her favorite spots, too, such as "the smallest house in Baltimore" on Brexton Street. Her favorite monument was the statue of Latrobe on lower Broadway.  "If there was anyone who knew the minutiae, the arcane, the everything of Baltimore, it was Millie," said John McCauley, former deputy commissioner of the housing department. He said it was not unusual for her to be called at the last minute for tours on Sundays and holidays.  She was born Mildred Flynn in Cumberland, the oldest of six children. She attended parochial schools there, graduating from the Ursuline Academy in 1942. She attended Dumbarton College in Washington, then returned to Cumberland as a reporter for the Cumberland Times and later for radio station WCUM. "She was my first friend when she came here to work for the Times," said Mary Louise Young of Cumberland. "I was working for the News. They wouldn't let [women] cover the police beat. We covered the post office and the draft board."  Ms. Meehan moved to Baltimore in 1952 and took a job as a reporter for WCBM radio. She also was a dental hygienist before going to work for the city in 1957. She retired in 1990. She was married for a year in the mid-1950s to George Meehan.  An ardent traveler, storyteller and expert cook, Ms. Meehan could keep friends entertained for hours with tales of her trips on the Orient Express or visits to Ireland.  She contributed several articles to The Evening Sun's Other Voices page about growing up in Cumberland, the B&O Railroad and Baltimore monuments. She lived in several locations in the city, most recently in Wyman House, one of the high-rise developments for the elderly that once was a stop on her tour.  A Mass of Christian burial was planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues, Baltimore.  She is survived by her son, Michael Meehan of Joppa; two brothers, Michael Flynn and George Flynn, both of Cumberland; two sisters, Mary McKenzie and Margaret McKenzie, both of Cumberland; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Flynn Lischerelli of Goose Creek, S.C. 
Baltimore Sun; 25 February 1994
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 3, 2014




MEEKS, Abraham

Horrible Accident
Cumberland, Md., May 20. - At Oakland, this county, yesterday, Abraham Meeks, who had just been released from jail after serving a forty days’ sentence for selling liquor without a license, returned home and began acting strangely. A short time afterward his wife observed him as he was about to shoot himself with a shotgun. She grasped the muzzle of the gun just as it was discharged. The charge entered his breast, killing him and tore the wife’s hand completely off. He is supposed to have been insane.

Source: New Castle News; New Castle, Pennsylvania; May 27, 1891; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)



MEEKS, Pfc Robert T.

The bodies of six area war dead, including four Allegany countians, will arrive this week in San Francisco aboard the United States Army transport Lt(?) George W. G. Boyce from Manila. The dead and their next-of-kin are:
Pfc. David E. Bean, Sarah Bean, 517 Maryland Avenue; Pfc. Kenneth W. Crowe, William W. Crowe, Detmold Street, Lonaconing; Pfc Robert T. Meeks, Oscar D. Meeks, 35 Weber Street; Pvt. John F. Shroyer, George L. Shroyer, Ellerslie; Pvt. Warren E. Sams, Asa S. Sams, Mann's Choice, Pa., and Pfc Eugene G. Coleman, Harry P. Coleman, RFD 4, Berlin, Pa.  They are among the 4549 veterans aboard the transport. Sixty-four are Marylanders.
Cumberland Evening Times; 2 June 1948
~Genie
Posted April 20, 2013
 


MEESE, Charles A.
 
Meese Services
PEKIN - Services for Charles A. Meese, 71, who died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Boat Funeral Home.  Rev. Byron Kesecker, pastor of Barton Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery at Moscow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, December 4, 1958 - pg 18, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 16, 2013


MEESE, Chauncey

Chauncey Meese, 88, retired coal miner, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Wagner, in Youngstown, O., at 9:30 p.m., Monday, April 4. He was born in Salisbury, May 31, 1860, and resided there until a few years ago. He was married to the former Miss Minerva Albright, who preceded him in death about six years ago. He was the son of Daniel and Margaret (Baer) Meese. He is survived by three sons - Clay, Lee and Gordon Meese, all of Youngstown, O.; by four daughters, Mrs. John J. Brooks, Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Julia Wagner, Youngstown, O.; Mrs. Clyde D. Wagner, Youngstown, O. and Mrs. Michael H. Hady, Meyersdale; by 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mr. Meese was a lifelong member of St. John's Reformed Church in Salisbury. He has been in poor health since August 1948 and died due to the infirmities of old age. Funeral services will be conducted in the Thomas Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, with his pastor, the Rev. Ira S. Monn officiating. Interment in the Meyersdale Union Cemetery will be in charge of mortician Stanley M. Thomas, Salisbury.
Meyersdale Republican, April 7, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22,
2009

 


MEESE, Daniel D.

Salisbury, Pa., June 11 — Funeral services for Daniel D. Meese, aged 65, who died Tuesday night at his home here, were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Greenville Lutheran Church by Rev. S. D. Sigler. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Meese was a well-known cattle dealer in this section for many years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Meese, and these children: Robert Meese of near Salisbury; Mrs. Benjamin Geist, Friedens; Reed Meese, Greenville Township; Mrs. Robert Landis, Salisbury; Mrs. Carlton Lehman[sic, Layman] Frostburg, Md.; George D. Meese, Greenville Township; Leroy Meese, Coshocton, N. Y.; Woodrow Meese, at home; Mrs. William Camp, Boynton; and Samuel Meese, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009


Name: G. Merrill Meese, 81, of Salisbury, PA
 
Parents: Robert L. and Mary B. (Albright) Meese
 
DOB: April 22, 1923, in Greenville Twp., Somerset Co., PA
 
DOD: Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare, Meyersdale, PA
 
Spouse: Jean B. (Durst) Meese, who died on June 12, 2002
 
Predeceased by: parents; wife
 
Survived by: son, Clinton Meese and wife Renee, Lonaconing, MD; daughter, Connie Davis and husband Norman, Salisbury; sisters, Margaret Blake, Northeast, MD; Nellie Paridon, St. Charles, MO
 
Burial: October 2, 2004, Greenville Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted March 8, 2014

MEESE, Mrs. Genevieve K. Cavan
 
WESTERNPORT - Mrs. Genevieve K. Meese, 82, of Nikep, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient 10 days.  Born in Willow Grove, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Brehany) Cavan. Her husband, Charles A. Meese, died in 1958, Mrs. Meese is a graduate of Frostburg State Normal School, a member of the Alumni Association of the college and a former school teacher in Allegany and Garrett County schools. She was postmaster of the Nikep Post Office until her retirement in 1961.  Surviving are two sons, Nelson Meese, Warner Robins, Ga.; John F. Meese, Silver Spring; three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Shaw, Westernport; Mrs. Ethel Scoolick, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Monahan, Wheaton; one brother, Frank Cavan, Cumberland; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Boal Funeral Home where friends will be received from. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted there will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Stunner Sawyers. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., October 25, 1973 - pg 28, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 16, 2013

MEESE, George Daniel

George Daniel Meese, 89, of Star Rt., Frostburg, Md., died May 19, 1993, at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born Sept. 3, 1903, near Frostburg, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Wetmiller) Meese. Reese was a farmer and a carpenter and received his Golden Card for 50 years of membership with Local 1024, Carpenters Union, Cumberland. He was a member of the Garrett County Board of Election Supervisors from June 1959 to June 1972, when he became a member of the Garrett County Liquor Control Board-Board of License Commissioners and served from June 1972 to June 1990. He was a member of Greenville Lutheran Church. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Hazel (Carey) Meese; 5 brothers: Robert, Frostburg; Reed, Salisbury; Samuel, Coshocton, NJ.; Woodrow and Leroy Meese, both of New York; 3 sisters: Alda Layman, Frostburg; Ada Diest, Jennerstown, and Eva Landis, Salisbury; 1 son, Gordon Meese. Survivors include a son, James. O. Meese, and wife, Margie, Frostburg, and one daughter, Juanita Spiker, and husband, Jack, Frostburg; one sister, June Kovac, Canton, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; Daniel J. Meese, Michael L. Williams, Janice, Rodney, Jamie and Jeffrey Spiker and 3 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenville Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David E. Fetter officiating. Interment, Greenville cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Pallbearers will be Thomas McKenzie, James Carey, John Braskey, Elwood Groves, Ray Fike and John Rephan. Family requests contributions to Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Department.
Daily American, Somerset, May 20, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2011


 

MEESE, James O.

James O. Meese, 69, Frostburg, Md., passed away Nov. 28, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born May 23, 1935 in Frostburg, Md., the son of the late George and Hazel (Carey) Meese. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Gordon. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Margie (Fritz) Meese; son Dan Meese and stepson Mike Williams and wife, Anna, all of Frostburg; a step-granddaughter Amanda, and one grandson, Daniel Ryan Meese of Short Gap, W.Va. Also survived by sister Juanita Meese Spiker and her husband Jack, Frostburg, Md.; several nieces and nephews, and he leaves behind his beloved dog "Cassie" and a special friend Delbert Martin. A 1954 graduate of Northern High School. He was retired carpenter and life long member of the Local 1024, Cumberland, Md. He served 39 years in the 121st Engineer Battalion Company B Army National Guard. Member of the Frostburg Farrady Post 24 American Legion, the Frostburg Moose 348, the Salisbury V.F.W., and the Grantsville Woodmen of the World. Retired farmer raising sheep and cattle. He loved hunting and being with his buddies. An avid NASCAR fan and took great pride in growing a huge garden in which he shared the bounty with friends and family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A. Chapel of the Hills, National Hwy, 1302 National Hwy, LaVale, Md. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at a time to be announced. Condolences can be sent to the family through www.haferfuneralservice.com.
November 29, 2004 - Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2011

 


 

MEESE, John

Meyersdale, Pa., Oct. 22 — John Meese, aged 62, a well-known farmer, died suddenly late Tuesday night at his home near Pocahontas, from apoplexy. Mr. Meese was a son of Daniel and Anna (Baer) Meese and was born in Somerset county. His widow and the following children survive: Mrs. Effie Wright of Winchester Bridge, Md.; John Jr., at home, and Mrs. Myrtle Deal, of Salisbury, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 22, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 

MEESE, Mrs Maude Michaels
 
Mrs Maude Meese, 83, of 515 East Cedar Ave, died Sunday night in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born December 26, 1883, a daughter of the late George and Louise (Miller) Michaels. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Robert Bradley, Ridgeley, W Va and Edgar Michaels of Saltsburg, Md. and a sister, Mrs. Mabel McGarry of Youngstown, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C Meese, March 1947. The body is at the McCormick funeral home where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev Lynn Shindledecker officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Tuesday, January 10, 1967 - pg 15, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 7, 2013


 

MEESE, Mrs. Menerva Ellen Albright

Meyersdale, Pa., Oct. 28. — Mrs. Menerva Ellen Meese, 79, died Monday morning at her home in West Salisbury. Mrs. Meese, the daughter of the late Jonathan and Julia Albright, was the mother of four daughters and three sons. There are 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the wife of Chauncey Meese. The daughters are Mrs. James Brooks of Lakeville, N. Y.; Mrs. C. D. Wagner of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Michael Hady, Meyersdale. Three sons who are residing in Youngstown are Gordon C., V. H. Meese, and Clay Meese. A sister, Mrs. Joseph Beal, lives in Meyersdale, and a brother, Frank Albright, resides in Masontown. Funeral services were conducted this morning; interment in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 28, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



 MEESE, Reid H.

SALISBURY, Pa. - Reid H. Meese, 61, of RD 1, Salisbury, died suddenly yesterday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. He was a native of Garrett County, Md., and was a son of the late Daniel D. and Mary E. (Wetmiller) Meese. Survivors include his widow, Emma (Dietle) Meese; a daughter, Mrs. Alverta McKenzie, RD 3, Meyersdale; twin sons, Donald and Dole Meese, both at home; three brothers, George Meese, Frostburg; Leroy Meese, Coshocton, N. Y., and Woodrow Meese, Avoca, N. Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Deist, Jenners; Mrs. Robert Landis, of here; Mrs. Carl Layman, Frostburg, and Mrs. June Kemp, Kent, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at Greenville Lutheran Church by Rev. M. J. Ross. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at the residence after 7 p. m. today and will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. Thursday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 27, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 




 MEESE, Robert

Frostburg, December 11 - Robert Meese, 47, son of Mrs. Mary Meese and the late Daniel Meese, died yesterday at Miners' Hospital, where he had been a patient for four weeks. Mr. Meese, a farmer, was also employed by the city of Frostburg as night pumpman at Piney Run Dam. A member of the Greenville Township Lutheran Church, he was widely known among the rural residents of Garrett county. Besides his mother, he leaves his wife, the former Miss Mary Albright; children, Mrs. Grace Paul, Glenn, Merle, Margaret, Nellie and Marion Meese, Garrett county; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Diest, Friedens, Pa.; Mrs. Eva Landis and Mrs. June Kemp, Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Carl Layman, this city, and flve brothers, Reed, Salisbury, Pa.; George, Frostburg; Leroy, Woodrow and Samuel, Cohocton, N. Y.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 11, 1940, page 13
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


MEESE, Robert C.
 
Robert C Meese, 66 years old, of 515 East Cedar Avenue, a retired Baltimore & Ohio railroad conductor, died at 5:45 o'clock this morning at Connellsville State Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had been ill since December 23. Born October 17, 1880 at Grantsville, Md, a son of Gillian and Cordelia (Layman) Meese, he had resided in Connellsville for a number of years. He was married April 12, 1903 to Maude Michaels and entered the employ of the B & O Railroad 38 years ago. He retired May 1940. Besides his widow, he is survived by several brothers and sisters. Funeral Director Charles A McCormick took charge of the body.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, March 21, 1947 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 7, 2013

 

MEESE, Samuel

Samuel Meese, 32, of Avoca, New York, died at his home Sunday evening of a heart attack. Relatives in the vicinity of Salisbury were shocked to learn of his death because of his youth and the fact that they knew nothing of any illness. Mr. Meese was born in Garrett County, Maryland, a son of the late Daniel D. Meese and of Mrs. Mary E. (Wetmiller) Meese. He spent his life until his late teens in this vicinity. He went into the trucking business after he and two of his brothers moved to New York state, and about three years ago, bought a mill and was doing very well. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie (Keeler) Meese; a son, Lawrence, seven years; a daughter, Bonnie, four years; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Meese, Frostburg, Md.; four brothers, George D. and Reid of Salisbury RD 1, LeRoy and Woodrow of Cohocton, N.Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Landis, Salisbury RD 1; Mrs. Ada Deist, Jenners; Mrs. June Kemp, Gray; and Mrs. Alda Layman, Frostburg. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, with burial in Avoca.
Meyersdale Republican, January 6, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009



MEGINNIS, Charles Edwin
 
On September 18, 1979, Charles Edwin, beloved husband of Burnett Culverhouse Meginnis, devoted son of Frieda T. and the late Harry Z. Meginnis. Dear brother of William C. Meginnis.  Friends may call at the Mitchell Wiedelaid Home, 6500 York road (at Overbrook), Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral Services will be held Friday at 2 PM. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Friday, September 21 1979
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012



 
MEGINNIS, Mrs. Florence Estelle Copper
 
Mrs. Florence Estelle Meginnis, 31 years old, died yesterday at her home, 1930 Linden avenue, after a long illness.  Surviving are her husband, Harry Z. Meginnis, and four sons, Richard, Harry, William and Charles Meginnis.  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow from the home.  The Rev. W. B. Stehl, rector of St. Batholomew's Protestand Episcopal Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Sunday January 30, 1921, page 13
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012



 
MEGINNIS, Harold Z.
 
On November 8, 1949, at his home 1930 Linden avenue, Harry Z., beloved husband of Frieda Meginnis (nee Tafel).  Funeral services will be held at William J. Tickner & Sons, North and Pennsylvania avenues, on Friday at 2 P. M.  Interment in Druid Rdige Cemetery.
 
MEGINNIS, - Adherence Lodge No. 88, A.F. & A.M., announces with deep regret the death of Brother Harry Z. Meginnis.
O. Willard Benedict, Jr.,
Worshipful Master
 
MEGINNIS, - The Protestant Episcopal Brotherhood expresses its deep regret at the passing of our friend and brother, Harry Z. Meginnis, November 8, 1949
Howard D. Baker
President
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Friday, November 11, 1949, page 24
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012



 
MEGINNIS, Harry Z. Jr.
 
On August 12, 1955, at his home, Red Lion road, White Marsh, MD., Harry Z., Jr., beloved husband of Hazel M. Meginnis (nee Francis).  Funeral services will be held at William J. Tickner & Sons, North and Pennsylvania avenues, on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment in Camp Chapel Cemetery.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Saturday, August 13, 1955, page 14
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012



 
MEGINNIS, J. Richard
 
Suddenly, on June 12, 1963, at Eau Claire, Wis., J. Richard, of the Gilman Apartments, beloved husband of Frances S. (nee Shores), father of Mrs. Roger B. Copinger, Mrs. John P. Kraft, Jr., and Mr. John R. Meginnis, Jr.; brother of William C. and Charles E. Meginnis.  Friends may call at William J. Tickner & Sons, North and Pennsylvania avenues after 3 P.M Friday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 P.M. Interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.  Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Friday, June 14, 1963
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012




MEGINNIS, Mrs. Margaret Arnold
  
Margaret Arnold Meginnis, an art teacher, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, where she lived for the past four years. She was 88 and had previously lived in Lutherville and in Gettysburg, Pa. Born Margaret Arnold in Baltimore and raised on Mount Washington's South Road, she was a 1935 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School, where she was a champion diver. She earned a degree at Maryland Institute College of Art and taught art at Dumbarton Junior High School in Rodgers Forge for 20 years. She also painted portraits. She self-published three books on life and aging, and a children's book. She also wrote a column for the Pickersgill Post. "She was well known for her eccentric and colorful personality, and her ability to gather people together at interesting social events," said her daughter, Cameron Kane of Fells Point. Her husband of 49 years, William C. Meginnis, a salesman for Churchill Distributors and a family-owned railroad supply business, died in 1992. The memorial service is private. She is also survived by a son, William C. Meginnis of Clemens, N.C.; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
June 6, 2004, The Baltimore Sun
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012

 


MEISTER, Thomas C.
 
Thomas C. Meister, 53, of 615 Fairview Avenue, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital: afters he was stricken at his home. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Elsie E. (Zembower) Meister. He was an employe of Celanese Fibers. Company.  Surviving are his widow, Bernadette (Hammersmith) Meister; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Louise Burns, Towson; Kathy Jay and Anne Lynee Meister at home; two sons, Thomas C. Meister Jr. and L. Michael Meister, at home; five sisters: Mrs. Joseph Reinhart, Mrs. Paul J. Hartman, Miss Jean Meister, city; Mrs. Hubert Bloom, La Vale and Mrs.John G. Blades, Churchville; three brothers, Charles R. Meister, Philadelphia; John L. and Robert H. Meister, city. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will, be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
Cumberland News; Thursday 20 June 1968
[Note: His first wife was Odessa Frances Molinari Meister, who was murdered in 1952/53]
~Genie
Posted February 2, 2013

 

MELLOT, Gilbert

Cumberland Md, April 28 -  Gilbert Mellot, aged 21 years, a young married man of South Cumberland, who had been working in Pittsburg Pa, shot himself in the head at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of his father-in-law, Shepherd Cross, and died shortly before 11 o'clock at the Allegany Hospital. He had been married about two years, was unfortunate in his business affairs, had been discharged from bankruptcy a short time ago, and following some trouble in the family, he had gone to Pittsburg to work, leaving his wife at the home of her father. Last week, he returned to Cumberland and stayed at the home of his sisters, intending to return to Pittsburg tonight to resume work. Yesterday his wife called to see him, and this morning he called at the Cross home to see her. There a quarrel arose and Mr Cross ordered Mellott from the house. The young man whipped out a revolver and placing it at his head, fired the fatal shot.
Mellott's mother is dead. His father lives in Oklahoma. A brother, Porter Mellott, and his sisters, Mrs Hattie Fay and Mrs Bertie Cox, live in South Cumberland. His wife was formerly Miss Arline Cross.

Keyser Tribune, May 10, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

 


MELLOTT, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Hosselrode

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Mellott, 73, wife of James A. Mellott, RD 1, Cumberland, died yesterday. Born near Meyersdale, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Jennie Fichtner Hosselrode. Mrs. Mellott was a member of the Palo Alto Evangelical United Brethren Church. Also surviving are a son, Ray Mellott, RD 1, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Clark, RD 1, Hyndman, and Mrs. Clara Bittner, Ellerslie; and six grandchildren. Ziegler Funeral Home; services Saturday; burial Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


MELLOTT, Mrs. Della Mae Beeghly
 
OAKLAND - Mrs. Della Mae Mellott, 71, wife of Zenas L. Mellott, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 24 days. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late James and Rebecca (Pysell) Beeghly. Mrs. Mellott was a member of Swallow Falls Dunkard Brethren Church. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Snyder, Oakland; a son, Homer Mellott, Oakland; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Crowe, Mt. Lake Park, and Mrs. Minnie Sines, Oakland; two brothers, Harry Beeghly, Oakland, and Ray Beeghly, Edgewater, Md.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Swallow Falls Dunkard Brethren Church by Elder Ray S. Shank. Burial will be in Maple Spring Cemetery, Eglon, W. Va. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; April 8, 1964; page 25.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 16, 2013 


 

MELLOTT, James A.

James A. Mellott, 95, of RD 1, Cumberland, died yesterday in Mt. Savage. Born in Everett, Pa., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mellott. His wife, Anna Elizabeth (Hosselrode) Mellott, preceded him in death. He had resided in Mt. Savage for 49 years. He was a retired upholsterer and was a member of Palo Alto United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Roy Mellott, RD 1, Cumberland; a brother, Marshall Mellott, Schellsburg; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Kniseley, Baltimore; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Russell Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, June 25, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MELLOTT, Mrs. Margaret McKenzie

Mrs. Margaret Mellott, 54, of 14 Third Avenue, Ridgeley, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen (Minick) McKenzie. Her first husband, Clement Jeffries, preceded her in death. Mrs. Mellott was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg. Surviving are her second husband, Howard Mellott; two sons, Russell Jeffries, Kansas; Richard Jeffries, at home; eight daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Westfall, Frostburg; Mrs. Janice Weimer, Lonaconing; Mrs. Doris Weimer, Mrs. Wanda Robinson, both of Grantsville; Mrs. Judy Watson, Chicago; Mrs. Linda Garlitz, Sheffield Lake, Ohio; Mrs. Susan Marcellis, Herington, Kans.; Miss Margaret Ellen Mellott, at home; six step-daughters, Mrs. Mabel Leslie, Potomac Park; Mrs. Emma Hammer, Sykesville; Mrs. Shirley Lindner, Nave's Crossroads; Miss Glenda Mellott, at home; Mrs. Linda Smith, Charleston, W. Va.; Miss Vicki Mellott, Rawlings; four stepsons, Charles Mellott, Alaska; William Mellott, Frederick; Richard Mellott, this city; Albert Mellott, Germany; 11 sisters, Mrs. Clara Cain, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Rhoda Cutter, Mrs. Hilda Giles, both of Midlothian; Mrs. Delia Connor, Mrs. Ruth Durkin, both of Eckhart; Mrs. Evelyn Shriver, Borden; Mrs. Helen Pfitzenmayer, Ellerslie; Mrs. Margaret Jane Jones, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Wilma Femi, Mrs. Thelma Raley, Mrs. Mildred Minick, all of Frostburg; five brothers, Ervin McKenzie, Pottsville, Pa.; Anthony McKenzie, William McKenzie, Francis McKenzie and Eugene McKenzie, all of Frostburg, and 42 grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, Frostburg. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 7, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009

 


 

MELLOTT, Mrs. Rachel Seretha Shaffer

Hyndman, Pa. - Mrs. Rachel Seretha Mellott, 80, wife of Unger Mellott, died last night at her home here. A native of Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Close) Shaffer. Mrs. Mellott was a member of Hyndman Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Robert Mellott, LaVale; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Fisher, Hyndman, and Mrs. Ursa Wharton and Mrs. Nellie Maddy, both of LaVale; two brothers, Lloyd and Millard Shaffer, both of Hyndman, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 6, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


MELLOTT, Zenas L.
 
OAKLAND - Elder Zenas L. Mellott, 73, of Oakland, died yesterday in Garrett County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 24 days. Born in Fulton County, Pa., he was a son of the late Alpheus and Alice (Mellott) Mellott. Elder Mellott was a member of Swallow Falls Dunkard Brethren Church. His wife Della M. (Beeghly) Mellott, preceded him hin death.   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Snyder, Oakland; a son, Homer Mellott, Oakland; a brother, Mavey Mellott, Oakland; two half brothers, Jonas Sines, Oakland, and Silas Sines, Harman, Md.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Sunday at Swallow Falls Dunkard Brethren Church by Elder James Kegerreis. Burial will be in Maple Spring Church Cemetery at Eglon, W. Va.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; January 8, 1965; page 10.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 16, 2013 


 

Name: Judith Gail (Durst) Melton, 61, of 924 Circle Drive, Vienna, VA
 
Parents: Julia (Walls) Durst and Olen Durst
 
DOB: August 13, 1943, at Meyersdale, PA
 
DOD: Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA
 
Spouse: None indicated
 
Predeceased by: father
 
Survived by: mother; sisters, Cheryl Rounds and husband Richard, Vienna, VA; Pamela Housel and husband Randy, Salisbury, PA
 
Burial: August 18, 2004, Salisbury Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted March 8, 2014

MELVIN, Effie Dorthea Morris

"Mrs. John Melvin, of Stoyer, W. Va., died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Morris, in Paradise Monday afternoon. Mrs. Melvin had been sick for a long time and was lately removed from her home in Stoyer to that of her parents in Paradise. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and was about 22 years of age. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Morris, her husband, Mr. John Melvin, and by the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. Thomas, John and Ambrose, and Mrs. Sullivan, of Frostburg, and Miss Laura, of Midland. The funeral took place from St. Joseph's Catholic Church today at nine o'clock. Rev F. P. Mackall preached the funeral sermon. The floral contributions were many and beautiful."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 30 May 1907
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 21, 2010

 


 

MENGES, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis

Hyndman - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Menges brought the remains of their six-weeks old child here from Garrett, Pa., where it died on Tuesday. The body was taken to the home of Thos. Harden, father of Mrs. Menges, where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. F. Kerlin, pastor of the Reformed church. The remains were laid to rest in the Hyndman cemetery.
February 20, 1908, The Evening Times, Cumberland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MENHORN, Mrs. Christina Horchler

Mrs. Christina Horchler Menhorn died at her home in Coal Run at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, of cerebral hemorrhage. She was born in Garrett County, Maryland on February 12, 1867, daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Ringler) Horchler. After her marriage to Henry W. Menhorn, they built the home in Coal Run where she lived for 54 years. All her children but one, Elmer, were born there. She was aged 79 years, 4 months and 8 days at her death. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Elmer of Meyersdale and Norman and Perry at home; two daughters, Sarah, wife of Harvey Shumaker of Que Creek, and Mary, wife of E. E. Mason of Sipesville. A son and a daughter preceded her in death. She is also survived by a full sister, Mrs. Harvey Wahl of Falls City, Neb., and three half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Callis of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Carrie McFarland and Miss Fannie Horchler of Wyandotte, Mich., a full brother, Samuel M. Horchler, Route 1, Salisbury; two half-brothers, John and James Horchler, of Garrett County, Md.; 25 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul Reformed Church of which she was a member for many years, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24th, Rev. George K. Ely, pastor, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery in charge of Mortician Stanley M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, June 27, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

MENHORN, Elmer G.

MEYERSDALE — Elmer G. Menhorn, 72, of Meyersdale, R.D. 4, died unexpectedly at his home. He leaves his widow, four daughters, including Mrs. Frances Trout of New Stanton, two sons, including Dalton of Armbrust, 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 19, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 


 

MENHORN, Mrs. Iva H. Ohler

SALISBURY — Mrs. Iva H. Menhorn, 76, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Ursina, she was a daughter of the late James and Sally (Klink) Ohler. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Klink and Carl Menhorn. She was a member of Community Mission Chapel, Meyersdale, Salisbury American Legion Auxiliary, Salisbury Fire Department Auxiliary and Somerset-Elk Lick Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Gianott, Latrobe, two sons, Sylvan Klink, here, and James Klink, Garrett, and a sister, Mrs. Olive Patton, Townville. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Herbert Knox will officiate and interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 23, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009

 


MERBAUGH, Pvt. John
 
The body of an Eckhart soldier who had served 28 months in Vietnam and was due to be discharged at Fort Bragg, N.C., later this month, was found Friday in a lake near Chapel Hill, N.C. Army authorities attributed the death of Pvt. John (Chuck) Merbaugh, 21, to accidental drowning. The young soldier had been reported missing from the Army post since December 20. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Merbaugh, Porter Road, Eckhart; were notified Friday by an Army chaplain of their son's death by accidental drowning. His body was recovered from Buffalo Lake, near Chapel Hills Friday. The parents later received a telegram from the Secretary of Defense concerning the death of their son. Pvt. Merbaugh graduated from Beall High School in 1967 and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation. While at Beall, he was active in sports and was a member of the baseball and football teams. Following training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Gordon, Ala., he served one tour of duty in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, before leaving for a second tour in Vietnam where he volunteered for a four month extension of tour. Pvt. Merbaugh returned to Fort Bragg in October. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, and Farrady Post 24, American Legion, in Frostburg. Besides his father, and his mother, the former Joan Hess, he is survived by a brother, Edward, and three sisters, Sharon, Melanie and Cindy Linn Merbaugh, all at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Merbaugh, National, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Hess, Eckhart. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg 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 Christian wake service will be held there tomorrow at 7 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by a squad from Fort Ritchie and the color guard will be members of Farrady Post 24. The body will be escorted by Sgt. Powell.
The Cumberland News, March 9, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2012

 

 



Aleen Youngerman Merican

MERICAN, Aleen Youngerman

FROSTBURG — Aleen Merican, 91, of Leonardtown, formerly of Frostburg, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown.  Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Milton Youngerman and Anna Belle (Winebrenner) Youngerman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Merican; one sister, Florance Stakin; three brothers, Milton Youngerman, Phillip Youngerman and Walter Youngerman.  Aleen was employed at the Pentagon, and a member of Mountain Chapter 15 of the Eastern Star, Frostburg Farrady Post 24 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Salem United Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Michael Merican and wife Denise, Leonardtown; one daughter, Marrianne Scott and husband Gary, LaVale; three grandchildren, John Robert Merican, Karen Merican and Aleen McLevie; one great-grandson, Grant McLevie; and one brother, Robert Youngerman, Florence, S.C. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Monday, April 18, 2011, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating.  Mt. Chapter 15 will hold a memorial service on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to Salem United Church of Christ, 78 Broadway, Frostburg, MD 21532.
Condolences may be sent to
www.sowersfuneralhome.com
The Cumberland Times-News Saturday April 16, 2011, 10:57 PM EDT
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

 


 

MERKEL, Mrs. Hulda Richardson

Hyndman - Mrs. Hulda R. Merkel, 60, died yesterday at the home of her son, Darris Merkel. Born at Fairhope, she was the daughter of the late William and Flora (Tipton) Richardson. She was a lifelong resident of this section. Survivors include six other sons, Victor Merkel and Harry Merkel, both of Cumberland; Dewey Merkel, Brush Valley; Lee Merkel, Fairhope; and Donald and John Merkel, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Nair, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Betty Huffman, Mrs. Jean Dietz and Mrs. Alma Custer, all of Hyndman, and Shirley Merkel, at home, and a half-brother, C. William H. Baer, Cumberland. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday by Rev. C. W. Evans. Interment will be in Comps Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

 
MERRBACH, Emory
 
FROSTBURG, April 3,—Services for Emory Merrbach, 66, who died yesterday morning in Miners' Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks, will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. in the Durst Funeral Home by Rev. Walter D. Mehrling, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mr. Merrbach was a native of Frostburg and a son of Mrs. John G. Merrbach, 199 East Main Street.  His father preceded him to death. A painter by trade, he was recently employed at the Duchess Grill, East Main Street.  Besides his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Albert, Clayton and Carl Merrbach, Frostburg, and four children, John, Bernard, Emory and Harry Merrbach, Zihlman.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 3, 1947 - pg 23, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 31, 2013


 

MERRBACH, Ernest Godfrey

Ernest Godfrey Merrbach, 70, a native of Barton, died Saturday at his home in Elk Lick Township, Pa. Born on March 17, 1888, he was a son of the late John H. and Annie (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Pa., where a funeral service will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a. m. Rev. George K. Bowersox Jr. will officiate and interment will be in the Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. The body is at the residence. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel (Weimer) Merrbach; a son, Norman S. Merrbach, Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Knopsnyder, Meyersdale RD; Mrs. Leota (unreadable) of Salisbury; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, Godfrey Merrbach of Salisbury; Christopher, Otto, Charles, Theodore and Francis, all of Garrett County; six sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and Mrs. Carrie McKenzie, both of Salisbury; Mrs. Lydia Butler, Salisbury RD; Mrs. Elmira Metzger, Cumberland RD; Mrs. Amelia Valentine, Stoystown, Pa.; and Mrs. Emma Winebrenner, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

MERRBACH, Ferne Emma

Grantsville, April 27 - Ferne Emma Merrbach, four-month-old daughter of Theodore W. and Beulah Blanche (Butler) Merrbach, five miles northeast of Grantsville, died yesterday. There are four other children. Funeral services were conducted this morning by Rev. Samuel D. Sigler, Lutheran minister.
The Cumberland News, April 28, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MERRBACH, George O.

SALISBURY, Pa. - George 0. Merrbach, 70, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Born at Frostburg, he was a son of the late John and Annie (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are four brothers, Godfrey, Henry, Theodore and S. Francis Merrbach, all of Salisbury, and four sisters, Mrs. Caroline McKenzie and Mrs. Lydia Butler, both of Salisbury; Mrs. Emmie Winebrenner, Frostburg, and Mrs. Almira Metzer, LaVale, Md. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. David Fetter and burial will be in Merrbach Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, October 7, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

 

MERRBACH, Godfrey

Mr. Godfrey Merrbach was found dead in bed at noon Thursday, having apparently slept away. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age, having been born at Freidrick Road, Saxgotha, Germany, in the year 1836. The family removed to America about the year 1855, where they have resided ever since. The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Messrs. John G., Godleib, Henry, Theodore, and William; Mesdames Charles Brode, John Livengood, Charles Vogtman, and John Phillips, all of Frostburg. There are about 40 grandchildren. He was a member of the Improved Order of Odd Fellows of Barton and the G. A. R., which will attend his funeral. He was a devoted and consistent member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, from which the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the German Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Merrbach was a good citizen in every respect.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, September 6, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

MERRBACH, Godfrey H.

SALISBURY, Pa. — Godfrey H. Merrbach, 76, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Elklick Township, he was a son of the late Henry and Anna (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mary A. (Deitle) Merrbach, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Knecht, Salisbury, and Mrs. Evelyn Streng, Pittsburgh; two brothers, Charles and William Merrbach, both of RD, Salisbury; five sisters, Mrs. Carrie McKenzie and Mrs. Lydia Bulter, both of here; Mrs. Amelia Valentine, Stroystown; Mrs. Elmira Metzner, LaVale, and Mrs. Emma Winebrenner, Frostburg; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. David E. Fetter. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 15, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

MERRBACH, John Henry

John Henry Merrbach, 79, died at his home near Grantsville, Md. He was the father of 17 children, 14 of whom survive, among them being Mrs. Oscar Valentine of near Hooversville, Ernest of Meyersdale, and Godfrey, Philip, Mrs. Lloyd Butler, Mrs. Harvey Brown, and Mrs. Angus McKenzie of Salisbury. There are also 49 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister, Mrs. Annie Goucheman, of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 12, 1940

[also found the following, but with no date of publication:
Grantsville, Md., April 13 — John Henry Merrbach, 79, farmer, died Wednesday morning at his home seven miles north east of Grantsville. Born at Lonaconing, he was a son of the late John H. Godfrey and Catherine S. (Schramm) Merrbach, natives of Germany. About fifty years ago he married Miss Anna Bowers, of Frostburg, who survives with 14 of their 17 children. There are 49 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.]

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted August 1, 2009

MERRBACH, Mrs. Susan Alexander
 
FROSTBURG—Mrs. Susan (Alexander) Merrbach, 79, widow of John G. Merrbach, died about noon yesterday at her home, 199 East Main Street. She had been an invalid the past two years.A native of Cresaptown, Mrs. Merrbach was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. Her husband died October 26, 1943.  Surviving are three sons, Albert F Merrbach, Frostburg and Carl F and John C Merrbach, at home and six grandchildren.  Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the residence by Rev Walter D. Merhling, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 16, 1948 - pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 31, 2013


MERRILL, Mrs. Eileen Otto
 
Eileen Otto Merrill died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Q. Merrill; and one son, Gary T. Merrill.  She is survived by three sons, Kenneth D., Dennis O., and Keith R. Merrill; three sisters, Grace Shunk, Betty Jo Swauger, and Burnice Kenny; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Trinity United Church of Christ, Grantsville.
[date of birth was December 9, 1917; place of death was Baltimore, MD]
abt. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013 


MERRILL, Mrs. Laura Ellen DeWitt

OAKLAND- Mrs. Laura Ellen Merrill, 84, of RD 1, Gormania, died yesterday at Garrett Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 22 days. Born in Sang Run, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Hawk) DeWitt. Her husband, Stewart A. Merrill, died in September 1965.  She is survived by two sons, Arlie Friend, Mt. Lake Park, and James H. Fries, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Moreland, with whom she resided; Mrs. James Nicholas, Fairmont, WV, and Mrs. Dorothy Sanders, Clarksburg; 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Gail Hixson. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
 
Cumberland Evening Times - March 23, 1966
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)

 


 

MERRILL, Mrs. Lillian Florence Chaney

Grantsville, Nov. 23 — Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Florence Chaney Merrill, 70, widow of the late John Merrill, who died at her Merrill, Md., home, November 16, were held Monday afternoon at the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. B. Scrogum, of Cumberland, officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Merrill was born October 23, 1875, and married John Merrill in 1898. She is survived by three sons, Glen, Bernard and Delwood, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Denning, Stoyestown, Pa.; Mrs. Laura Gilson, Frostburg, and a brother, Hudson Chaney, Westernport.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


MERRILL, Thomas Q.
 
GRANTSVILLE - Thomas Q. Merrill, 65, of Baltimore, formerly of New Germany, died yesterday at Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore. Born at Pocomoke City, he was a son of Lennel and India (Merrill) Merrill. Mr. Merrill was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, New Germany. Surviving are his widow, Eileen (Otto) Merrill; four sons, Kenneth, Gary, Dennis and Keith Merrill, all of Baltimore; a brother, Russell Merrill, Pocomoke City, and a grandchild. The body will be returned to the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ by Rev. Ernest Rumbaugh. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service. The family requests that contributions be made to the memorial fund of Trinity United Church of Christ.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted July 5, 2014


MERRIMAN, Mrs. Maria Anthony
 
Mrs. Maria Merriman, 62, wife of Samuel Merriman, Wilmerding, Pa., died at her home at 7:30 p.m. Friday (3rd). Mrs. Merriman had been in ill health for some time. She was the daughter of the late John and Maria Anthony, Carlos, Md. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Hubert, Samuel, Milton, and Harold, and one daughter, Mrs. Jane Ambrose, New York. She also leaves four sisters: Mrs. Sarah Bowen, Wilmerding, formerly of Midland; Mrs. Diana Lewis, Wilmerding, formerly of Frostburg; Mrs. Mattie Winner, Turtle Creek, formerly of Midland; and Mrs. Stella Boettner, Cumberland. Interment will be in the Restland Cemetery, Turtle Creek, Pa.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 5, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012

 


MERRIMAN, Samuel J.

Samuel J. Merriman, 82, who resided at the Gunter Hotel in Frostburg, died Friday night at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 46 days. His parents were the late William and Jane (Humphrey) Merriman. The body was taken to the Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek, Pa., yesterday.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 25, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

MERRITT, Ottis

Last rites for Ottis Merritt, 46, who died of a heart attack Sunday morning at his home, 908 Lynn street, will be a 2 o'clock this afternoon at Pullman, W. Va., in charge of the Rev. W. E. Keenan of the Methodist church.  Burial will be at Pullman.
Parkersbrug News, December 31, 1940
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

 


MERSING, C. Dwaine, SR.

C. Dwaine Mersing Sr., 80, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood, W.Va. Born Feb. 2, 1931, in Borgman, W.Va., he was a son of the late Clyde and Dorothy Johnson Mersing. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at Colonial Building Supply in Bailey's Crossroads, Va., and then Strico Building Supply, Terra Alta. He retired from the Preston County Board of Education, where he was a school bus driver. He was an assistant coach for Terra Alta's Youth Football League and was a founding member of the Terra Alta Athletic Boosters. He served as a past president of Preston County School Service Personnel. He was also a member of VFW Post 578. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vonda Helmick Mersing; four sons, Clyde Mersing Jr., Terra Alta, Terry Mersing, Aurora, W.Va., and Randy Mersing and Gary Mersing, both of Terra Alta; one daughter, Kathy Mersing, Terra Alta; three brothers, Charles Mersing, Terra Alta, Donald Mersing, Woodbridge, Va., and Stanley Mersing, Crellin; four sisters, Nola Virginia Anderson, Clara Lockhart, and Kay Royce, all of Terra Alta, and Carolyn Gibson, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta. A service was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Donald J. Clark officiating. Interment followed in Terra Alta Cemetery, where full military honors were accorded by Preston County VFWs and the WVARNG Honor Guard.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Feb 2, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012


MERTENS, John Frederick
 
"John Frederick Mertens, 80, of RD 3, Bedford Road, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past year.  Born in Cumberland, he was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company pipefitter and owner and operator of Mertens Plumbing and Heating Company, Bedford Road.  His parents were the late John H. and Mary (Morgan) Mertens.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma (Denisor) Mertens; seven sons, Paul L. Mertens, Marietta, Ga.; Robert P., Dr. Boyd E. and John E. Mertens, city; Elmer L. Mertens, Lancaster, Ohio; James L.Mertens, Columbus, Ohio, and Russell L. "Jack" Mertens, at home; daughter, Mrs. Austin Secoy, Lancaster, Ohio; one half brother, Albert H. Morgan Sr., LaVale; a half-sister, Mrs. Stella Whiting, Albuquerque, N. M.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills, LaVale, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Frye officiating.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.  Pallbearers will be Emmett Dougherty, William R. King, Edgar F. Merritt, Ralph E. Ferguson, Frank J. Davis and Charles E. Dick."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland 21 Sep 1973
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 3, 2012


MERTENS, John H.
 
"Funeral of John H.  Mertens--The body of John H. Mertens, son of the late Frederick Mertens, a well known business man of this city in former years, arrived here at 12:15 o'clock by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Washington, where he died Saturday.  The body was taken directly to the Rose Hill cemetery, where interment was made in the family lot.  Mr. Mertens had been ill since last August. The pallbearers were Fred A. Eberly, Washington, D. C.; Henry W. Gruber, Frostburg; and Gene Troxel, James M. Conway, John A. Cupler and Charles P. Zimmerman.  Henry F. Mertens, a brother and Frederick Mertens, Jr., both of Washington, accompanied the body here."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 18 July 1933
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 3, 2012



 

MESSENGER, David T.

Farmer Found Dead From Cold, Exposure
Body of David T. Messenger Found Near Home in Vicinity of Rowlesburg, W. Va.
Rowlesburg, W. Va., March 30 – The body of David Thorrel Messenger, aged 23, was found near his farm home between Amblersburg and Rodemers Thursday morning.  He had been missing since Saturday when he started to Terra Alta. State and county officers were notified and State Trooper Lanham and Coroner H. Foster Hartman investigated and found that death was due to cold and exposure, and that he had died sometimes between 1 and 5 a. m. last Sunday morning. The deceased was the son of the late Edwin C. and Villa Messenger, and was born and lived all his life on the farm where he died.  His father died April 25, 1935, and after his death his mother went to Detroit, Mich. to live. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Witt Messenger and two children, Donald Lee and Noble Clarence; his mother, one brother, Stanley Messenger and four sisters, Madeline and Genevieve, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Witt, Wiley Ford; and Mrs. Velma Sayre, Rowlesburg.  A brother was killed in an automobile accident on April 17, 1931.  The deceased was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at Terra Alta.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD 30 Mar 1940
(Courtesy of Merikay Mestad)
Posted July 22, 2010


 

MESSENGER, Mrs. Stephanie Ann Stouffer

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Stephanie Ann Messenger, 36, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at her home, surrounded in love by her family. Born Nov. 12, 1970, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Stephen L. and Alice D. (Kerr) Stouffer of Hyndman. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, J. Mason and Grace (Klink) Kerr. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 11 years, Mark L. Messenger, whom she married Oct. 21, 1995; sons, M.J. and Spencer Messenger, both at home; two brothers, Scott Stouffer and wife Shelly of Hyndman, Jeff Stouffer and wife Diane of Bridgewater, N.J.; paternal grandparents, Wilbert "Web" and Wilma "Granny" (Brotemarkle) Stouffer of Hyndman; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Sandy (Robertson) Messenger of Hyndman; three nieces; and four nephews. Stephanie was a 1988 graduate of Hyndman High School. She attended WVU for pre-pharmacy and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She had worked as a pharmacist at the Potomac Valley Pharmacy. Prior to that she worked for Rite Aid in Windber. She was a member of the Cooks Mills United Methodist Church. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, First Avenue, Hyndman, on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker and the Rev. J.R. Virgin officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WMHS Regional Cancer Center, 900 Seton Drive, Suite 102, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times-News, September 14, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010

 


 

MESSICK, Blanche

Little Blanche Messick the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Messick, who live several miles up the river, was so badly burned last Thursday morning that she died Saturday morning.  With two other children she was playing in a room where there was an open fire, and in some manner the clothing of the little girl caught from the fire, and she was soon badly burned, probably inhaling the flames.  The other children also received burns in trying to put out the fire, and Mr. Messick, who rushed to the child’s rescue, was badly burned about the hands, but he succeeded in putting out the flames.  Dr. Thomas was immediately summoned and did what he could for the little sufferer, but she was beyond help and died at the time stated. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev J L Luttrell.  Interment was at Ebenezer. 
Hampshire Review of 11th.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010


 


Charles Messman

MESSMAN, Charles

A Brakeman Killed. - Charles Messman, aged about eighteen years, a brakeman on the Pittsburg(sic) division of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was killed yesterday morning by falling from a moving freight train as it was nearing Rockwood Station, Allegany county.  The young man was horribly mangled, and it is supposed that most of the train passed over his body. He was the son of Peter Messman, a well-known citizen of Cumberland who has been employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Company for a great many years in the bridge department. The remains were taken to that city in the afternoon for interment.
Cumberland Evening Times Feb 16, 1887

 




Charles Messman

MESSMAN, Charles

Charles Messman, nine years of age, was drowned while fishing in Wills Creek, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times Sep 14 1903

 


 

MESSMAN, Mrs. Effie Viola Trost, nee Harden

Mrs. Effie Viola Messman, 69 of "J" Avenue, Potomac Park, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient one day. A native of Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Edward and Sarah Elizabeth (Miller) Harden. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Survivors include a son, John Edward Trost, this city; four daughters, Mrs. William Hite, Mrs. Edwin Hartman, Mrs. Kathleen Goetz and Mrs. Cecil Bucklew, all of this city; two brothers, William H. Harden, LaVale, and Samuel Edward Harden, this city; two sisters, Mrs. William Shubert, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Oscar Wagner, this city; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer 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 tomorrow at 8 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a. m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church, and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 16, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso & Phyllis Rosley)
Posted February 26, 2011

 


MESSMAN, Joseph Alphonsus
 
The Sad Event Occurred in Washington City Yesterday
Mr. Joseph A. Messman, formerly of this city, died at his home in Washington, D. C., yesterday.  Mr. Messman was well known here, where he spent the earlier years of his life.  He was an expert watchmaker, and when quite young learned his trade with P. J. Smith, jeweler of this city.  Later he removed to Martinsburg, W. Va., where he was in business for himself for a number of years, finally going to Washington.  He had been in ill health for some time, but had been bedfast about six weeks, the cause of his death being a tumor on the neck.  Besides his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Gordon, of Martinsburg, Mr. Messman leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mr. W. C. Messman, the well known member of the firm of Walter-Powell & Sons Co.; Mr. George and Mrs. John Messman and Mrs. Chas. Schmutz and Mrs. J. W. Walsh, all of this city, and Mrs. Thomas Young, of Donora, Pa.
Cumberland Times; 29 February 1908.
~Genie
Posted June 16, 2012


 

MESSMAN, Michael Edward

Michael Edward Messman aged 9 years, son of Wyant C. Messman, jeweler for Walter Powel & Sons Co., died this morning at six o'clock at his home, 110 South Allegany street.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church.
Tuesday, 27 January 1920; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted October 10, 2010

MESSMAN, Michael Edward

Funeral of Michael E. Messman.
The funeral of Michael Edward Messman, aged nine years, who died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wyant C. Messman, 110 South Allegany street, will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at SS. Peter and Pauls church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Wednesday, 28 January 1920; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted October 10, 2010

 


 

METHENY, Clarence King

Clarence King Metheny, 77, Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at his home. Born April 23, 1927, in Terra Alta, he was a son of the late Jesse S. Metheny, Sr. and Delphia N. (King) Metheny. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven K. Metheny; and three brothers, William L. Metheny, Frederick J. Metheny, and Clyde O. Metheny. He was a former employee of North American Rockwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Austria during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Amogene "Jean" Rohrbaugh Metheny; two daughters, Bonnie J. Szpak, Ravenna, and Rita F. LeDuke, Kent, Ohio; one son, Clyde K. Metheny, Millersburg, Ohio; one sister, Betty M. Richards, Newcastle, Pa.; seven brothers, Frank Metheny, Jesse Metheny Jr., and Robert Metheny, all of Terra Alta, Rebna Metheny, Navarre, Ohio, David Me¬theny, Newark, Ohio, Samuel Metheny, Rittman, Ohio, and George Metheny, Buchanan, Va.; three grand¬children; and three great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, June 16, with the Rev. Bruce Craig officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Terra Alta. Military honors were accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans' organizations in southern Garrett County. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Jean Metheny, 6709 State Route 5, Ravenna, OH 44266-9205
The Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; June 17, 2004
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010



 

METHENY, Delph

Delph Metheny Rites
Terra Alta, W. Va., Feb. 12 - Funeral services were conducted at the Lake Ford Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon for Delph Metheny, 63, Hoye Run, who died Sunday. Son of the late George and Mary Jane Wilhelm Metheny, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Icie Welch Metheny; daughter, Mrs. Darwin Sisler, three grandchildren and one sister, Miss Rhena Metheny, Hoye Run. Rev. S. E. Ryan of Brandonville, officiated. Interment was in Miller Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 12, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 18, 2010

 


METHENY, Donald Duwaine
 
Donald Duwaine Metheny, 74, of Tunnelton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Lake Ford, MD, son of the late Arlington "A.D." and Dolly Marie Dodge Metheny. Duwaine retired as a maintenance supervisor from Albright power Station with 36 years of service. Duwaine was a lifelong member of the Birdscreek United Methodist Church. He was a hiy speaker for many years for the local charges and was a member of The Gideons International, Preston County Camp and the Tunnelton Lions Club. He was instrumental in getting the Tunnelton Lions Club ball field and park established. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping, and attend¬ing events with his family. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and the WV Mountaineers. Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Betty L. Gordon Metheny; three children, Cheryl L. Stevens & husband Phil of Grafton, Roger A. Metheny & wife Kim of Reedsville, Jerry D. Metheny & wife Dora of Kegley, WV; five grandchildren, Justin Stevens & wife Alex-is of Morgantown, Ashley Bolyard & husband Luke of Fellowsville, Zachary Metheny & wife Brittany of Morgantown, Meredith Metheny of Morgantown and Amy Metheny of Kegley. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Mark, Cheyenne, Seth, Aidan and Cardin; three brothers, Rev. Ernest D. Metheny & wife Peggy of Terra Alta, Howard M. Metheny & wife Barbara of Terra A lta, Everett R. Metheny & wife Beverly of Short Gap, WV; mother-in-law, Vesta L. Gordon of Tunnelton; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Anna & Keith Casteel of Bruceton Mills, Carol & Charlie Hyre of Reedsville, and Sue Gordon of Newton Falls, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Elva Lorie Metheny, and one brother-in-law, William "Bill" Gordon. A special thank you to Hospice for all their help over the last few weeks. Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave., Newburg, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, from 1-8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m . funeral service with Pastor Bruce Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Birdscreek United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Calvert, 7653 North Mountaineer Highway, Newburg, WV 26410, or The Gideons International, Preston County Camp, P.O. Box 349, King¬wood, WV. 26537. Condolences: bolyardfunerathomewv.com
The Dominion Post; Morgantontown, Monongalia Co, WV; Sept. 15,  2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 27, 2012


METHENY, Floyd Wayne

FRIENDSVILLE -  Floyd Wayne Metheny, 54, was dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born in Hazelton, W. Va., he was a son of the late John and Mary Etta (Fike) Metheny. He was a member of WOW Camp 45, Friendsville. Surviving are his wife, Waneta (Sines) Metheny; two sons, Kenneth W. Metheny, Mt. Lake park, and Edward E. Metheny, here; a daughter, Sandra Lee Metheny, at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Metheny, Fort Howard, and Arlie Metheny, Albright, W. Va. A service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Newman Funeral Residence here. Rev. H. R. Rittenhouse will officate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland Maryland; Tuesday, June 1, 1965; page 9.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 9, 2014



METHENY, Mrs. Mary A. Smith

Mary A. Metheny, 89, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born April 19, 1922, in Terra Alta, she was a daughter of the late Fletcher and Sarah Stanton Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Frank A. Metheny in 2007; two grandsons; four brothers, Everett, Glenn, Alva and Harold Smith; and two sisters, Genevieve Lewis and Fay Hedrick. She was a longtime member of White Oak Church. She worked at Best Incorporated as a seamstress for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Louise Lewis, Terra Alta; one son, Harold "Whitey" Metheny, Spotsylvania, Va.; one brother, Keele Smith, Eight Mile, Ala.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, where a service was conducted today, March 8, with Rev. Edsil Bragg officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to White Oak Church, c/o Larry Garlitz, 205 Spring St., Terra Alta, WV 26764.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; March 8, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012


 

METTS, Mrs. Sarah Fazenbaker

WESTERNPORT  May 14, 1912 -
Mrs. Sarah Metts died suddenly at the home of her son, Mr. George Metts, in Westernport, Wednesday morning, May 8, aged 76 years. She leaves five sons, George, Frank and Charles, of Westernport; John and Gilbert, of Dobbin, and one daughter, Mrs. John Carter, of Parkersburg. She also leaves one brother and two sisters, Mr. Gus Fazenbaker, Mrs. Buckalew and Miss Rebekah Fazenbaker, of Westernport.
Keyser Tribune, May 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010




METTY, Ricky Alan
 
Ricky Alan Metty, 52, Cumberland, died on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at his home.  Born March 3, 1954, in Cumberland, he was the son of James Alan Metty and Betty Elizabeth (Cook) Metty, Short Gap, W.Va.  He was employed by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of the Western Maryland Street Rod Association, the Piney Mountain Sportsman’s Club, and the Bird Ridge Sportsman’s Club, as well as the Souls Harbor Church.  He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helen V. (Groves) Metty; one son, Michael A. Metty, Cumberland; two daughters, Carla S. Snoots, Hernando, Miss., and Christa M. Huff, Friendsville; two brothers, Jimmy Metty and Rodger Metty; two sisters, Bonnie Thomas and Donna R. Long, Cumberland; and six grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, where the funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 7, with the Rev. Betty Kennedy officiating.  Interment was in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
abt. Friday, Aug. 4, 2006; Adams Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014


 

METZ, Mrs. Dona Conley

Mrs. Dona (Bessie) Metz, 66, of Leatherbark, Calhoun county, died Sunday at her residence, following a short illness. Born May 13, 1897, in Roane county, she was the daughter of I. R. and Millie Conley.  She was a member of the Zion Methodist Church near Spencer and the Rebekah Lodge No 132, Spencer. Surviving are her husband, Lonzo Metz, four step-sons; seven step-daughters; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Mace, Akron, O., and one brother, Ed Conley, Spencer. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Vandale funeral home in Spencer at 2 p.m. by the Rev. S. B. Rowh.  Graveside services will be ocnducted by the Rebekah Lodge in Spencer cemetery.
Parkersburg News; Tuesday, July 9, 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011



 

METZ, Mrs. Janet Lashbaugh

Mrs. John A. Metz
Lonaconing, Md., May 31  Mrs. Janet (Lashbaugh) Metz, 59, wife of John A . Metz died Sunday night. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Midland; Ramona and Raymond Metz, Lonaconing; a niece, Wilma Berry, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Michael Lyden, Lonaconing; Mrs. Sarah Metz, Westernport; and Mrs. Thomas Eisentrout, Frostburg; five brothers, George and William Lashbaugh, Lonaconing, Barton and Albert Lashbaugh, Frostburg. Ten grandchildren also survive. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Lashbaugh, and was a native of Barton. later her family moved to this place. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

31 May 1939, Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted July 7, 2010


 

METZ, Leonard Q.
 
Lonaconing - Leonard Q Metz of Island Street, died Saturday at his home. A son of the late John and Rebecca (Lease) Metz, he was born in Lonaconing. He was a member of the Lonaconing Methodist Church and was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Adele (Walsh) Metz and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, where a services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Loar officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 24, 1964 - pg 4, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 17, 2012


 

METZ, Mrs. Mary M. Finzel

Frostburg - A requiem mass for Mrs. Mary M. Metz who died Sunday at her home in Finzel, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocohontas, Pa. Rev. Joseph O'Toole, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Finzel Cemetery. The body is at the residence where the rosary will be recited today at 9:30 p. m. She was a daughter of the late John snd Rachel (Bolden) Finzel. Surviving, besides her husband, are five sons, Carl Brown, Akron, and John, Ralph, Gilbert and Harold Brown, all of Finzel; five daughters, Mrs. Donald Drees, Mrs. Anthony Drees and Mrs. Harold Grove, all of Finzel, and Mrs. Charles Fate and Mrs. Rolland Albright, both of Akron, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 28, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009




METZ, Roy

FINZEL — Roy Metz, 58, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital where he was admitted Thursday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of Howard and Cora (Sweitzer) Metz of Mt. Savage. His wife, Mary (Brown) Metz, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anthony Drees, here; three grandchildren; eight step-children, Mrs. Donald Drees, here; Mrs. Charles Fate, Akron; Mrs. Roland Albright, Brecksville, Ohio; Mrs. Harold Groves, Canton, Ohio; Carl, Harold and John Brown, here; and Gilbert Brown, Cumberland; eight sisters, Mrs. Anne Ponce, Mrs. Helen Klingenbiel and Mrs. Beulah McKee, all of Baltimore: Mrs. Ruth Macolick, Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. Edna Gossett, California; Mrs. Marlene Crowe, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Mary Wagner, McCoole, and Mrs. Viana Brown, Cumberland, and five brothers, James Metz, Mt. Lake Park; William Metz, Miami, Fla.; Blake Metz, McCoole; Robert Metz, Cresaptown; Darrell Metz, Mt. Savage.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009


 

METZ, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Metz, 59, of 307 Holland street, died this morning at his home. He was a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad car repairman for 40 years. A native of Cumberland, Mr. Metz was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Gephart) Metz. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dolly (Howarth) Metz; two sons, Edward M., and Glendon A. Metz, both this city, and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 23, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

METZGER, Mrs. Catherine Smutz

Mrs. Catherine S. Metzger, 93, of 212 South Eighth St., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in her home after an extended illness. She was born July 30, 1868, at Connellsville, a daughter of the late Christian S. and Mary Eliza Hutchinson Smutz, and had been a lifelong resident of Connellsville. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.Stanley (Geraldine) Crowe of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Gaile (Hazel) Thompson of Adrian, Mich., and Miss Grace at home; nine grandchildren and 24 great - grandchildren. She was the last survivor of a family of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F., on Sept. 15, 1930. and a son, F. Ray Metzger, on June 24, 1949. The body is at the Brooks funeral home, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Orville K. Mellquist officiating.
Saturday, October 14, 1961, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 24, 2010

 



METZNER, Joseph

Services for Joseph Metzner, 11, son of Frederick and Myrna (Rosenberger) Metzner, who drowned Saturday in Marley Creek, near Baltimore, were conducted today in the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, by Rev. Milton Erhart. Interment was in Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbie Diehl, Michael Wilhelm, Henry Rosenberger, Danny Ganoe, Johnny Butler and Michael Pendergast.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 30, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009



 

MEYERS, Albert

The body of Albert Meyers, 77 years old, who died yesterday at noon at his home at Detmold near Lonaconing, was taken to the home of his son, John H. Meyers, Eckhart, today. The funeral will take place at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. Dr. J. C. Nicholson, pastor of the First M. E. church, Frostburg. He was a widower and is survived by four sons, Pearce, William, and Owen Myers, Frostburg, and John H. Meyers, Eckhart; one daughter, Mrs. O. T. Porter, Barton. He is also survived by two brothers, Henry Meyers, Lonaconing, and Louis Meyers, Pierce, W. Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Isaac Yates Grahamtown, near Frostburg, and Mrs. Jacob Michaels, Barton.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 16, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


Name: Ann Nellie Meyers, 89, of Oldtowne Manor Apartments, Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: James Henry Johnston and Anna Martha (Hileman) Johnston
 
DOB: June 5, 1913, in Swanton, MD
 
DOD: Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at WMHS - Memorial Campus, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: William P. Meyers, who died in 1984
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband
 
Survived by: son, William T. Meyers and wife Alyne, Dayton, OH; daughters, Barbara Ann Ritchie and husband James, Spring Gap, MD; Stephanie Branhan, Starr, SC
 
Burial: Friday, December 15, 2002, Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland, MD

 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted August 23, 2014



MEYERS, Miss Barbara

LONACONING: — Miss Barbara Meyers, St. Mary's Terrace, died last night. following an illness of two years.  A lifelong resident of Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup){sic} Meyers.  Miss Meyers worked for many years in the store of her brother, Fred J. Meyers, Gllmore.  She, attended the Catholic Church and was a member, of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.  Besides her brother, Miss Meyers is survived by five sisters, Misses Mary, Christine,  Elizabeth, and Theresa Meyers all at home and Sister M. Gabriel, principal of Ulsuline Convent, Baltimore. The body is at the residence and the family requests that flowers be omitted.  A requiem mass will be held at 9:30 a. m..Wednesday, at St. Mary's Church by Rev. Charles.W, Bogan, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 14, 1949 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014


MEYERS, Miss Christine Agnes

Lonaconing - Miss Christine Agnes Meyers, 73, died last night at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland where she had been a patient since May 19.  A native and life-long resident of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup){sic} Meyers.  She had been employed for 25 years at the Eisenberg store and had also worked at her brother's grocery store here.  Miss Meyers was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and the parish Sodality.  Surviving are four sisters:  Misses Mary A, Elizabeth and Theresa Meyers, all at home and a Sister Gabriel, Overlea and a brother, Fred Meyers, Gilmore.  The body is at the residence, St Mary's Terrace.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.  A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at St Mary's church.  Rev Charles J Brogan will officiate and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, June 6, 1952 - pg 19, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014 


MEYERS, Edgar B.

MEYERSDALE - Edgar B. Meyers, 65, died Saturday in Cumberland. Born in Somerset County, he was a son of the late Edward R. and Amanda (Berkley) Meyers. Surviving are his widow, Martha (Baker) Keefer Meyers; two sons, Edward Meyers, here, and Melvin T. Meyers, Conway; a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Zeiders, Harrisburg; three stepsons, Floyd Keefer, of Texas; Robert Keefer, Cleveland, Ohio; and Bernard Keefer, here; three brothers, George Meyers, Salisbury; Walter and Bruce Meyers, Meyersdale, RD; a sister, Mrs. Zura Saylor, Meyersdale, RD; and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where friends will be received. A service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Glick officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 20, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


MEYERS, Mrs. Elizabeth Knapp

Lonaconing, June 4 ~ Mrs Elizabeth Meyers, age 73, wife of John C Meyers, died Tuesday night at 7 o'clock at her home on St Mary's Terrace.  She was a native of Lonaconing where she resided all her life.  On May 21 last, Mr and Mrs Meyers celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.  The surviving children are: Sister Mary Gabriel, a nun at Frostburg; Misses Mary, Christine, Elizabeth, Barbara and Theresa Meyers and George and Fred Meyers, all of Lonaconing.  The funeral will be held Friday morning from St Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was a member.  Rev Joseph P Nolan will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 4, 1924 - pg 13, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014


MEYERS, Miss Elizabeth H.
 
LONACONING — Miss Elizabeth H. Meyers, 84, of St. Mary's Terrace, died Monday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She was a retired school teacher. A native of Lonaconing, Miss Meyers was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Kanaup) Meyers. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic's Church and the Sodality of the parish. Surviving are two sisters, Mother Gabriel, Ursuline Academy, Bethesda, and Miss Teresa Meyers, al home. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor. Interment will be in parish cemetery. The Sodality will recite the rosary today at 7:30 p.m.  the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 29, 1966 - pg 8, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011




MEYERS, Miss Frances Catherine (Sister Mary Gabriel)

Lonaconing - Sister Mary Gabriel OSC, 90, died Tuesday at St Teresa's Convent, New Rochelle, N.Y.  She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Meyers of St Mary's Terrace.  Sister Mary Gabriel taught at St Michael's School, Frostburg in the 1930s and 1940s.  A number of nieces and nephews survive.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bethseda.  Interment will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Lonaconing.[correction; Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.~ Pat Dailey]
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 8, 1977 - pg 25, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014


MEYERS, Francis/Frank

Bureau of the Evening Times ~ Lonaconing. Md. Sept 27,
"Take the coal off my feet, Fred. I'm all right" were the last words spoken by young Frank Myers who met his death in the Blue Bell mine yesterday morning. Frank, his father, John Meyers, his brothers, George and Fred had been working in the same heading for the past two weeks, but yesterday morning John Myers and his son, George, were moved leaving Frank and Fred together. The boys were setting a bar and had fitted one end of it into a hole in the coal intending to prop it at the other end, when a lump of coal dropped on Frank, crushing him to the floor. The coal struck him while he was slightly bent over. The place where he and Fred were working was about 7 feet high, but young Myers was over six feet tall, and not yet sixteen years. The injured boy was carried from the mine and died on his way home, breathing his last near the Catholic cemetery. He was crushed about the upper part of the body. Frank Myers was a remarkable boy in many ways. He would not be sixteen years of age until November and if he had lived to attain his full growth he would have been a veritable giant. He had a large head and his school teachers say that he had a most remarkable memory, very quick to learn, and a docile pupil. Deceased is survived by his parents, two brothers, George and Fred, and sisters. Mary Ann, Christine, Lizzie, Barbara, Frances and Teresa, all living here. The bereaved family has the keen sympathy of the entire community for the Meyers family are good people and highly respected. Frank was a good boy, a steady worker and a home lover. He never made his parents the slightest trouble. The funeral will take place Saturday morning. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's church and interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery, Frostburg.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, September 27, 1907 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011



MEYERS, Frank Chester
 
Frank Chester Myers, 73, of 605 Washington Street, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient a month. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Samuel and Nancy (Harden) Myers. Formerly superintendent of the City Ice and Fuel Company, Mr. Myers had retired in 1947. He held membership in Eckhart Baptist Church; Mt. City Lodge 99, AF&AM, Frostburg; Scottish Rite bodies of Cumberland; Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; McKinley Chapter 12, Order Eastern Star, and Cumberland Lodge 63, BPO Elks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William G. Barkdoll, with whom he resided; a son, Annan Myers, city; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Emerick, Eckhart; Mrs. Lillian Farrady, Frostburg, and Miss Florence Myers, city; a brother, Rev. John E. Myers, St. Albans, W. Va., and a grandson. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Paul E. Brunner, pastor of First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery where graveside services will be held by Mt. City Lodge 99. Pallbearers will also be members of that organization.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012



MEYERS, George A.

UNION HEAD'S FATHER DIES IN LONACONiNG
George A. Meyers, 61, Well-Known Grocer, Succumbs After Heart Attack
Stricken with a heart attack, George A. Meyers, 61, well-known Lonaconing grocer and father, of George A. Meyers, president of Celanese Local 1874, Textile Workers of America, died early last night at his home, East Main street. He became ill yesterday afternoon at his store and went to his near by home, where he died shortly after 8 p.m. Besides his widow, Mrs. Catherine (Douglas) Meyers, he is survived by four other sons, DeSales and Carroll Meyers, at home; John and Joseph, who left several days ago for Fort Meade with other draftees; two daughters, Mary and Catherine, all. of Lonaconing; a brother, Fred J. Meyers, of Gilmore, and six sisters. Misses Mary, Ellzabeth, Barbara, Christine and Theresa Meyers, all of Lonaconing, and Sister Gabriel, of St. Michael's Convent, Frostburg. A son of the late John and Elizabeth Meyers, he was a native of Lonaconing, and was a coal miner before engaging in the grocery business. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., July 20, 1941 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011


 

MEYERS, George C.

Meyersdale, March 3 - George C. Meyers, 56, who conducted a store and service station on Route 219, south of here, died Sunday at his home after a brief illness. A son of Martin and Catherine Cole Meyers, he was born in Summit township. He had been employed as a driver in the old Shaw mine earlier. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Dietle Meyers; three children, Miss Margaret Mae, a registered nurse of Pittsburgh, Ralph of Meyersdale and Miss Evelyn at home; a brother, Milton of Summit township, and a sister, Mrs. Otto Wimmon of Pittsburgh. The funeral service will be held tomorrow in charge of Nelson C. Brown. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 3, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 


 

MEYERS, Jacob E

Meyersdale, Pa., June 14 - Jacob E. Meyers, 63, formerly of Meyersdale, died Tuesday at his home in Pittsburgh. He was a son of W. J. and Ellen (Poorbaugh) Meyers and was born in Northampton township. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Deal) Meyers; two children, Ethel and Virginia Meyers, both at home, and these sisters and brother: Mrs. Virgie Bodenheiser, Northampton Township; Mrs. Charles J. Poorbaugh, Connellsville; Mrs. Minerva Gray, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. D. Frank Kidwell, New York City; Mrs. Harry Love, residing in Ohio; Harvey T. Meyers, Northampton township. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Mt. Lebanon Evangelical and Reformed Church near Meyersdale, by Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009



MEYERS, John F.

LONACONING—John F. Meyers, 58, of Midland, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was a native of Gilmore, the son of the late Frederick and Mary (McGowan) Meyers. His first wife, Mary Josephine (McGann) Meyers, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Midland, the Holy Name Society there, and was trial magistrate of Midland. He was employed as a guard at the Luke Mill of Westvaco Corp. He is survived by his widow Agnes (McMillan) Meyers three daughters, Mrs. John Mertz, Cresaptown; Miss Joan Meyers, Philadelphia, and Miss Margaret Meyers, Midland; four sons, John F. Meyers, Piedmont; Frederick J. Meyers in the armed forces; James Meyers, Midland, and Francis Meyers, Frostburg; four sisters Mrs. Marie Fisher, Bethesda; Mrs. Angela Scharr, Baltimore; Mrs. Elizabeth Burley, Clinton and Mrs. Margaret Bever, Vienna, Va., and ten grandchildren. Services will be conducted Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St Joseph's Church. Mass will be celebrated there Monday with interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be John Roland, Don Eagan, Stans Bryson, Jerry Bryson, Paul Morgan and Francis Thompson. Members of the Midland Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will meet at the fire hall at 6:30 p.m. to go to the funeral home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, April 2, 1969 - pg 8, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011



MEYERS, Mrs. Lucy Garlitz
 
Moscow, Md., March 4 — Mrs. Frank Myers, Sr., 72, died at her home yesterday afternoon. She was the former Lucy Garlitz. Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Clarence, Cumberland; Leonard, Barton; Frank Jr., Moscow; Mrs. Alfred Groves, Cumberland; Mrs. William Harmon, Covington, Va.; Mrs. James Lee, Lonaconing, and Miss Dorothy Myers, Cumberland. Twenty-four grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Myers was a member of Royal Neighbors of America.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 4, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012



MEYERS, Mrs. Margaret Cullen

"Frostburg-Mrs. Margaret Meyers, 84, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LaPresti, with whom she resided in Hanover, Pa. Born in Carlos, she was a daughter of the late Timothy C. Cullen and Bridget (Donahue) Cullen.  Her husband was the late George Meyers.  Mrs. Meyers was a graduate of the Frostburg Normal School and taught at public schools in Westminster for many years.  Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Catherine Becker, also of Hanover; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Paul W. Panebaker Funeral Home in Hanover on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hanover.  Interment will be in teh Hanover cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland 25 Mar 1983
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 21, 2012


MEYERS, Mrs. Mary

“Lonaconing, Md., Aug 28-Mrs. Mary Meyers, who died in Cumberland Wednesday, was a former resident of this place. She lived with her husband and family on Buck Hill, now St. Mary’s Terrace, for a number of years, and after Mr. Meyers’ death removed with her grown sons and daughters to Cumberland. Deceased was 81 years old and her death was due to heart disease, the end coming suddenly. She had been with her son, John Meyers, and died there at three o’clock Wednesday morning. The remains were later taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Rohman, on North Lee Street, whence the funeral took place this morning, services being held in SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, and interment in the cemetery connected to that parish. She is survived by five grown children, Travis Meyers, of Pittsburgh, Joseph and John Meyers, Mrs. Martin Rohman and Miss Mary Meyers, all of Cumberland. Mrs. Meyers will be remembered by the older residents as a kindly and neighborly lady who did much good work and who was kind and sympathetic at all times.”
“Evening Times” Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 28 Aug 1914
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
(Posted September 14, 2009)



 

MEYERS, Mrs. Minnie Hutzel Beal

MEYERSDALE, Mar. 9 — Mrs. Minnie Hutzell Beal Meyers, 92 years old, wife of Dennie Meyers, died at noon Tuesday at her home here. The daughter of the late George and Harriet Albright Hutzell, she leaves her second husband and five children, born to her first union: Daniel, Perry and Mrs. Adam Hahn of Meyersdale, R. D. 2, Mrs. Charles Koontz of Baltimore, and Mrs. Harry Ackerman of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 9, 1945 [Minnie was married first to Simon Beal]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


Name: Patricia Elaine Meyers, 57, of 501 Main Street, Addison, PA
 
Parents: Earl and Wilma (Linkus) George
 
DOB: April 26, 1947
 
DOD: Sunday, August 15, 2004, at her residence
 
Spouse: Dale William Meyers, whom she married on February 22, 1964
 
Predeceased by: parents
 
Survived by: husband; sons, Earl Meyers and wife Linda, Friendsville, MD; John Meyers and wife Shannon, Grantsville, MD; Douglas Meyers and wife Tammy, Addison, PA; daughters, Margaret Workman and husband Donald I., and Angela Lowdermilk and husband David, Friendsville, MD; brother, Garland Harris and wife Jane, Brodford, VA; sisters, Earlene Lytle and husband Dale, Warren, OH; Ludie Stoltz and husband Mike, Phoenix, AZ
 
Burial: August 20, 2004, Addison Cemetery
 
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted March 8, 2014


MEYERS, Mrs. Rachel R. Mankamyer

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — Mrs. Rachel R. Meyers, 67, wife of C. O. Meyers, died Saturday at her home here. She was born December 8, 1882, in Rockwood, a daughter of the late Adolph and Louise (Heining) Mankamyer and moved to South Connellsville from Rockwood 22 years ago. She was a member of Rockwood Lutheran Church, Ladies Auxiliary to South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Shilo Lodge No. 103. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four children: Jesse R. Heinbaugh, Big Piny, Wyo.; Hooker D., South Connellsville; Mrs. Mary Daniels and Mrs. Pearl Davidson, Sheffield; four step-children, Clyde M. and Gilbert F. Meyers, South Connellsville; Orville A., Glenshaw; and Miss Ruby Meyers, at home; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Miller, Somerset; Mrs. Jonas Christner, Torrington, Wyo.; and Mrs. Mary Zufall. Akron, Ohio; and one brother, Dennis M. Mankamyer, Cumberland. Rites and interment tomorrow in the IOOF cemetery at Rockwood.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 10, 2009
 



 

MEYERS, Ralph M.

MEYERSDALE — Ralph M. Meyers, 55, Somerset, died suddenly yesterday at his home. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of Mrs. Margaret (Dietle) Meyers, RD 3, and the late George C. Meyers. He was employed as an attendant at Somerset State Hospital and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and AF & AM Lodge 358, Somerset. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Marie (Hyatt) Meyers; a daughter, Miss Judy Meyers, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Thomas, RD 3, and Mrs. James King, McKeesport. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Shellenberger will officiate and burial will be in Union Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, July 19, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009



 

MEYERS, Robert E.

Robert E. Meyers, 81, of Rockwood, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Audrey O'Brien of Rockwood R. D. 3. He was born April 18, 1880, in Meyersdale. He was a member of the Town Council for 20 years, its president for many years, and a member of the United Church of Christ of Rockwood. He opened a store in Rockwood in 1921, which he operated 35 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Speicher Meyers; two sons, Robert of Carnegie and John of Rockwood R. D. 2; four daughters, including Mrs. Marguerite Specht of Stoyestown, Mrs. Charlotte Pritts of Rockwood R. D. 1, and Mrs. O'Brien; three brothers, including A. C. Meyers of Rockwood R. D. 1; 10 grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 16, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009


MEYERS, Miss Theresa

Lonaconing - Miss Theresa Meyers, 79 of St Mary's Terrace, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.  Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup{sic}) Meyers.  Miss Meyers is survived by a sister, Sister M Gabriel, Ursuline Convent, Bethesda and a number of nephews and nieces.  She was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church here and the Sodality of the church.  A requiem mass will be celebrated at St Mary's church today at 9:30 a.m. and interment will be in St Mary's cemetery.  The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 29, 1969 - pg 4, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014

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