ASH, Mrs. Alice Yoder

Springs, Pa. - Mrs. Alice Ash, 85, died Tuesday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Springs, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Susan (Stevanus) Yoder. She was the last surviving member of her family and a member of Springs Mennonite Church and the Ladies Aid of the church. Surviving are a son, Clyde Ash, here; three daughters, Mrs. Lura Folk, here; Mrs. Rosella Baker and Mrs. Oleveta Killius, RD 1, Grantsville; 17 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. It will be taken to the Springs Mennonite Church tomorrow at noon for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. Roy Otto and Rev. Walter Otto will officiate and interment will be in Springs Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 21, 2011

Name: Donald E. Ash, 67, of Somerset 

Parents: Charles and Evelyn (Burket) Ash 

DOB: July 19, 1942, in Jefferson Twp.,  

DOD:  June 27, 2010 at In Touch Hospice House 

Spouse: Nancy (Emert) Ash 

Predeceased by: sister Ruth Peterson 

Survived by:  wife; children, Donald Ash and wife Ruth Ann of Somerset, Cathy Garlesky and husband David of Hollsopple, John Ash and wife Stacy of Somerset, and Michael Ash of Myrtle Beach, and Melissa Webber of Somerset; grandchildren, Heather Pritts, Lynn Wyant, Shawn Pritts, Tiffany Ash and James Hay, Kayla Umbaugh, Katlyn and Sara Custer, Samantha Garlesky and Blaze Ash 

Burial:  none noted 

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014

ASH, Miss Ethel L.

Services for Miss Ethel L. Ash, 87, of Patterson Creek, who died suddenly Thursday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral by Rev. Wilbur Elliott.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be A. L. Fisher,  Robert Holler, Robert Bradield, Glenwood Logsdon, John McClure and Justin Ratcliff.
Cumberland Evening Times, page 7; Saturday, September 23, 1972
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted September 1, 2012

Name: Eugene "Jug" William Ash, 70, of Frostburg, MD
Parents: Eugene and Clara Grace (Sheaffer) Ash
DOB: July 29, 1937, in Garrett, PA
DOD: Friday, March 21, 2008, at WMHS - Braddock Campus, Cumberland, MD
Military: Veteran of U.S. Air Force
Spouse: Barbara J. (Dickel) Ash
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Bill Brant; sisters, Arlene Crawford and Diana Bittinger
Survived by: wife; sons, Eugene Joseph Ash, Frostburg; David Ash and wife Julie, Columbia, MD; daughter, Pamela Ash, Baltimore, MD
Burial: March 25, 2008, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2014

ASH, Gay R.

Gay R. Ash, 90, of Patterson Creek, died Tuesday, June 15, 1993, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.  Bom Sept. 20, 1902, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Henry Ash and Sarah C. (Gross) Ash.  He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.  Mr. Ash was a trackman for the CSX Corporation. Methodist by faith, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Ways.  Surviving are one brother, Elmer H. Ash, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; one sister. Hazel M. Taylor, Patterson Creek; a special niece, Lorraine Davis, Fort Ashby; two special nephews, Lloyd M. Welker and Donald A. Welker, both of Patterson Creek; and several other  nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Virginia Avenue, Thursday from noon to 1p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Wilbur Elliott.  Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cumberland.
Cumberland Times News, 5C;  Wednesday, June 16, 1993            
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted September 1, 2012

ASH, Harry Roscoe

Harry Roscoe (Pete) Ash, 72, of Flintstone, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient four days. Born in Flintstone, he was a son of the late Jackson M. and Jennie (Diehl) Ash. A retired Kelly - Springfield Tire Company employe, he was a member of Flintstone Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Zola (Bible) Ash; a son, William R. Ash, Flat Rock, Mich., 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 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, July 1, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011 

ASH, Jackson M.

Jackson M. Ash, aged 66, a retired mail carrier, died at 8 o'clock this morning at his home in Flintstone, following a brief illness. Mr. Ash was stricken with paralysis a week ago while visiting his son, James W. Ash, Cumberland, and was removed to his home in Flintstone several days ago. Besides his wife, Mrs. Jennie Ash, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Robinette, Beaver, Pa., and three sons, Thomas R. and James W. Ash, Cumberland, and Roscoe, at Flintstone. Four grandchildren also survive. Mr. Ash was a member of Woodmen of the World and Odd Fellows. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with services at the M. E. Church, Flintstone. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 24, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011 

ASH, James Walter

James Walter "Nick" Ash, 63, of Flintstone, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial hospital where he was taken after collapsing on a street in South Cumberland. He had been in failing health ten years, and Dr. H. V. Deming, deputy county medical examiner, said death was due to natural causes. A native and life-long resident of Flintstone, he was a son of Mrs. Jennie (Diehl) Ash, Flintstone, and the late Jackson Ash. Mr. Ash was a veteran of World War I and held membership in the Oddfellowship Club, where he had been employed as custodian. Surviving, besides his mother, are a son, James W. Ash, Jr., who is with the armed forces in Korea; two brothers, Thomas R. and Harry R. Ash; a sister, Mrs. C. H. Robinette., all of Flintstone, and three grandchildren. The body will remain at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Adam Grim, pastor of Grace Methodist Church. Interment will be in Lahmansville (W. Va.) Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011


ASH, Mrs. Jennie Diehl

Mrs. Jennie Ash, 96, of Flintstone, died today in Allegany County Infirmary where she was a patient six years. A native of Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late George and Susan (Means) Diehl. Her husband, Jackson McCullen Ash, died in 1928. Mrs. Ash was a member of Flintstone Methodist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. and Harry Roscoe Ash, both of Flintstone; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Home where services will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. by the Rev. John E. Ewald, pastor of Flintstone Methodist Church. Burial, will be in IOOF Cemetery, Flintstone. Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m., and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011 

ASH, Mrs. Penny Lynn Strawser

Penny Lynn Ash, 35, of Tunnelton, died Friday, August 4, 1995, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She was born July 13, 1960, in Kingwood, daughter of Charles W. and Mary L. Bolyard Strawser. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Howesville United Methodist Church and a graduate of Central Preston High. She is survived by her husband, Keith D. Ash; two sons, Wesley Mark Weaver and Justin Arnett Weaver; three sisters, Karen Deal of Elkwood, VA, Delisa Riley of Travis Air Force Base, CA, and Rhonda Simmons of Asheboro, NC. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mark Allen Weaver in 1984, and a son, David Lane Weaver.
Service was held Monday, August 7, at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Aha, with the Revs. Jack Riley and Jay Cline officiating. Burial was in Camp Chapel Cemetery, Tunnelton. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association West Virginia Affiliates Inc., 1221-A Ohio Ave., P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064.
Unidentified Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 20, 2011

ASH, Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell Ash, 78, a former resident of Flintstone, died yesterday at Springfield State Hospital. Born in Flintstone, he was a son of the late Jackson M. and Allie Jane (Diehl) Ash. He was a retired iron worker and was a charter and honorary member of the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are a son, Herbert M. Ash, Flintstone; a brother, Harry R. Ash, also of Flintstone, and two nephews. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. George E. Baughman will officiate and interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Flintstone.
The Cumberland News, March 29, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011

ASHBY, Artie D., Sr.

OAKLAND - Artie D. "Mutt" Ashby Sr., 75, of Star Route 2, died Monday, Oct. 30, 1989, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Crellin, he was the son of the late Robert I. and Ethel M. (Gnegy) Ashby. Mr. Ashby was a retired coal miner and well driller and worked for the Silver Knob Sand Company in Oakland. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Crellin United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Ellen C. (Slaubaugh) Ashby; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine .J Preston, Churchville, and Mrs. Judy Ann Tusing, Crellin; two sons, Artie D. Ashby Jr., Madison, Ala., and Jerry Ashby, Bel Camp; one sister, Mrs. Winifred Kaske, Cresaptown; 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home by the Rev. Richard Tepper. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robert Tusing, Jerry L. Ashby Sr., Warren E. Preston III, Dave Shaffer, William Workman, and William E. Preston. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Garrett County, 254 North Fourth Street, Oakland, Md. 21550.
Unidentified Newspaper; about Monday, Oct. 30, 1989

(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)

Posted December 12, 2010


ASHBY, Elmer Wesley

Elmer Wesley Ashby, 68, Texarkana, Arkansas, died Friday. Mr. Ashby was a former resident of Cumberland.
In addition to his wife, Mrs. Pearl Ashby, he is survived by one stepson, Charles E. Mills, Texarkana; one brother, Dale Ashby, Crellin; one sister, Mrs. Winnie Kaske, Cumberland, one grandson, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the East Memorial Chapel, Texarkana, with Rev. Wayne Price officiating. Interment followed in East Memorial Gardens.
Unidentified Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


ASHBY, Mrs. Helen

ELK GARDEN - Mrs. Helen Ashby, of Crellin, near Oakland, Md., died June 24, 1913, aged 89 years. She is the mother of Mr. Thomas W. Ashby, who was with her when she died. Mr. Ashby's condition is not favorable and he is not able to return home.
Mineral Daily News, July 4, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010


ASHBY, Thomas Wilson

Thomas W. Ashby died Thursday at Elk Garden, after an illness of several months. For years he was associated in business with the late J. Frank Dixon, who was his brother-in-law. He was a life long Republican and was active in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife survives, also the following brothers and sisters: Ralph T., Jesse J., Dorsey, Frank, William and Chas. Ashby of Oakland, Md., and Mrs. Eliza Coneway and Mrs. Helen Graham of Oakland, Md., and Mrs. Safronia Peasley, of Seattle, Washington. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m., with the interment at the home burying ground.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 23, 2010

ASHBY, Thomas Wilson

ELK GARDEN - That patient sufferer, Thomas Wilson Ashby, closed his eyes to the scenes of earth Nov. 6, 1913, aged 65 years, 4 months and 24 days. With the news of his death came a sigh of relief to know that his sufferings were over, but with it also came the keen sense of the loss of a good man to the community. He leaves a wife who was Miss Hannah Dixon, sister of Mr. Wm. T. Dixon, but no children. Mr. Ashby was a man of convictions and always took an active part in politics, being a Republican. He was pleasant in his manners and was a genial whole souled man. In the early days of Elk Garden, he was engaged in the business of butchering. Later, he and sheriff J. Frank Dixon formed a partnership in farming and stock raising. They were successful in this as they were in other business transactions. Mr. Ashby was born in Crellin, near Oakland, Md. He is the first of seven adult brothers to pass away. He is also survived by three sisters. "Uncle Tom," as he was familiarly known, will be missed. He died a triumphant death, having made peace with his maker. The funeral services took place on Sunday. Rev. John A. Shockey, pastor of the deceased, preached a touching and comforting sermon. A choir sang the hymns that were so much loved by the departed. They were "Home of the Soul," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Nearer My God, to Thee." The funeral services were held at his late home, the old Dixon place, and the body was interred in the family burying ground. Although the day was cold and stormy there was quite a number at the funeral.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 23, 2010

ASHBY, Thomas Wilson

On Wednesday morning, November 6th, 1913, Thomas W. Ashby of Elk Garden, passed from time to eternity. At the old Dixon homestead, where four years ago next January, J. Frank Dixon had passed away, and where "Tom", as he was familiarly called, had years ago found his bride, a happy home, and where he had lived all his married life, here death met him, but found him ready, watching, waiting. We have known "Tom," personally and intimately for years. We had been with him on various occasions, so we could learn him well. We knew that his heart always beat in sympathy and response to the cry of need. We knew that on sundry occasions a sack was filled with substantials and sent to the home of some poor needy family. His hand was ever open, his heart ever willing to help a worthy cause. When the movement to establish a home for the homeless children was inaugurated last fall, the name of T. W. Ashby and wife was pledged for one hundred dollars. We do not speak of these things to praise him, but to do him justice. We could not if we could add one laurel leaf to his crown. For each of us is the weaver of their own crown. But we can, now that his lips are cold silent and sealed in death, reach back into his past, ended life, and bring forth and record those noble traits of character, and those kindly deeds done, that dried the tear from the orphan's eye, and that fed the hungry in the hour of need. These are the leaves he wove. And he himself having woven leaves of healing, leaves of gladness and sunshine, leaves of helpfulness and cheer into the lives, these leaves bright, resplendent, and gold tinted, like the beautiful rays of summer's setting sun, will all be gathered again and woven into that crown that shall adorn his brow forevermore. "For in as much ye did it unto one of these even the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto me." On Sunday after the funeral sermon by Rev. J. H. Shockey, the friends and relatives of the deceased passed the beautiful casket in which he lay, his face lit with an expression of blessed peace and rest. After which his four brothers, Chas. W. Ashby of Deer Park, Md., Ralph T. and J. Frank Ashby of Crellin, Md., and Wm. C. Ashby of Corinth, W. Va. and his two nephews, Jesse J. and Stanley Ashby of Crellin, tenderly bore him to the home cemetery. Here undertakers Rollman & Son placed the casket in a steel vault and all that was mortal of Thomas W. Ashby was tenderly laid to rest. Mr. Ashby had on the 8th day of last June reached the 65th year of his life, and he leaves a widow, Hannah S. Ashby, to mourn him, and for whom he will longingly and lovingly wait on the banks of the Elysian shore.
Keyser Tribune November 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 23, 2010



ROCKWOOD — Simon W. Atchison, 76, died at his home at Rockwood, R. D. l. He was born May 25, 1884, in Black Township, a son of the late James and Harriet Hauger Atchison. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ellen H. Resh Atchison; eight children, James, George and Edward of Rockwood, R. D. 1; Clyde of Somerset, R D. l; Mrs. Fern Humbert of Somerset, Mrs. Bessie Brocht of Garrett, Mrs. Mary Sullivan of Shanksville and Mrs. Iva Thacker of Arkansas; one brother, Ephraim of Rockwood; one sister, Mrs. Annie Moore of Somerset, and 22 grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 5, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



Name: Earl Leighton "Bub" Athey, 88, of Cumberland, MD
Parents: Francis Irving Athey and Irene Beatrice (Clark) Athey-Ayers
DOB: January 29, 1915, Moscow Mills, MD
DOD: Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the WMHS Sacred Heart Campus Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Ruth N. (Bowser) Athey
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Roy F. Athey; stepbrother, Calvin Ayers
Survived by: wife; sons, Ronald E. Athey; and Danny F. Athey and his wife Judy, all of Cumberland, MD; daughter, Barbara L. Robinette and her husband Toppie, Mechanicsburg, PA; half-brother, Osbourne D. Ayers, Cumberland, MD
Burial: June 3, 2003, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2015

ATHEY, Mrs. Laura E. Baker

Mrs. Laura E. Athey, 78, of 1124 Race Street, died this morning in the Shawley Nursing Home, Youngstown, Pa., after a lingering illness. She was born Dec. 28, 1889, at Cooks Mills, Bedford County, a daughter of the late John P. and Louise Getz Baker, and had lived in Connellsville since 1906, except for 16 years in Frostburg, Md. She was a member of the former Evangelical Reformed Church. Surviving are a son, J. B. Athey, of New Stanton; a daughter, Mrs. James (Clara Elizabeth) Bailey of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara Jordan, with whom she made her home, and a brother, Charles F. Baker of Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel W., in 1958.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 13, 1968 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ATHEY, Mrs. Marie Estella McGann, nee Ruppert

Mrs. Marie Estella McGann Athey. 79, of 503 Fayette Street, was dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. She had been in ill health the past two years. A native of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Straub) Ruppert. Her first husband, Joseph A. McGann, preceded her in death. She was a retired employe of G. C. Murphy Company and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband. Irving W. Athey: two sons, Philip J. McGann. Arlington, Va., and Leo V. McGann. city: three brothers, Eugene E. Ruppert, Mt. Savage Road: Aaron J. and Paul F. Ruppert, city; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McGann, city, two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, May 7, 1975 - pg 24, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 1, 2011

ATHEY, Mr. Upton Perrin

The funeral of Mr Upton Perrin Athey, aged 75 years, who died Sat morning at 6 o'clock at his home on Town Creek after a lingering illness from paralysis, took place Mon at 1 o'clock from his late home. Interment was made in the family burying ground. He is survived by one son, and two daughters, Mr George Athey, of Town Creek, and Mrs Emory Wilson, of Cumberland; also one brother, Aaron, of Oldtown and one sister, Mrs Layley of Cumberland. - Cumb news of 23rd.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



ATKINSON, Mrs. Anna Mary Kirby

Mrs. Anna Mary Atkinson, 83, of 3249 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore, died yesterday morning at her home. She had been in ill health for the past year. A native of Eckhart, she was a daughter.of the late William and Margaret (Porter) Kirby. Her husband, Harry Walter Atkinson, died in January of this year. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Hampden, a suburb of Baltimore. Surviving are four sons, Harry W. Atkinson Jr., Cleveland; James, Earl, and Gorman Atkinson, all of Baltimore; five daughters, Mrs. Floyd M. DeVore and Mrs. June McCullough, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Edward Parker, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Madeline Norris, Baltimore, and Mrs. Harold Striegel, Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Noland, Cumberland; one brother, John Kirby, Cleveland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Cumberland, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 10, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 23, 2012

ATKINSON, Mrs. Catherine Byrne

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Atkinson, 92, of Mt. Pleasant Street, died yesterday in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born at Ocean, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of the late William Byrne and Elizabeth (Stakem) Byrne. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Sodality, Catholic Daughters of America and the Auxiliary of Alvin C. Neat Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lonaconing. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Babe) Barkley, Lonaconing; four sons, William J. Atkinson and John J. Atkinson, both of Cumberland; Ronald Atkinson and R. Everald Atkinson, both of here; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland. Burial will be in Belvedere Cemetery. The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - November 29, 1977 - pg 10, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 24, 2010



ATKINSON, Edward Sullivan

LONACONING—Edward (Sullivan) Atkinson, 79, of here, died last night in Miners Hospital.  A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late James and Margaret (Gardner) Atkinson. Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Doolan) Atkinson; a son John Atkinson, Keyser, and three grandsons. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Mary's Church here by Rev Frederick Duke. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m Visiting hours will be observed from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, March 27, 1963 - pg 17, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010

ATKINSON, Hugh Henry
Lonaconing, June 5 — Hugh Henry Atkinson, 86, of 16 Allegany street, died yesterday afternoon at his home. He had been ill two weeks. Born in Toronto, Canada, October 27, 1858, the son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Atkinson, he came with his parents to Eckhart Mines at the close of the Civil War and lived there two years. The family then moved to Lonaconing. They were among the pioneer settlers and at which time there were only three coal mines and company houses. Mr. Atkinson was a driver in Jackson Mine six years and a digger for five years. He later drove the delivery team for the Cooperative Store located at the Odd Fellows Hall. He was with the company 38 years, 27 years as manager, retiring in 1921. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. He married Margaret Muir of Lonaconing, August 25, 1881. Besides his widow, he leaves seven children: Hugh Atkinson, Lonaconing; Mrs. P. R. Savage, Lonaconing; John M. Atkinson, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Henry W. Atkinson, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. John Broadbeck, Lonaconing; Mrs. James Richmond, Lonaconing; and Mrs. Thomas M. Holmes, Lonaconing. A brother, John R. Atkinson, Columbia street, Cumberland, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive. This is the first death in the immediate family of Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson since their marriage. There are 50 descendants. Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p. m. Harry Pearson, of Jehovah Witnesses, will officiate, and interment will be made in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 25, 2013


FROSTBURG - James L. Atkinson, 66, a former resident, died Wednesday at his home in Riverdale. He had been in failing health for six months. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of John and Mary K. Michaels Atkinson. He was a retired guard for the Government Printing Office, Washington, a World War I veteran, a member of American Legion and of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Grace (Deal) Atkinson; two sons, James and Paul Atkinson, and a daughter, Mrs. Richard Burgess, all of Riverdale; four brothers, William Atkinson, Dearborn, Mich.; John Atkinson, Riverdale; Charles Atkinson, here, and Horace Atkinson of Texas; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, Baltimore; Mrs. Raymond Bridges, Hagerstown; Mrs. William Shuey, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Richard Fahey, Mrs. David Bone and Mrs. Earl Smith, all of Cumberland, and two grandchildren. A service was conducted Saturday at Riverdale with interment in Lincoln Memorial Park there.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 3, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ATKINSON, Mrs Mary Donahue

Frostburg, Dec 4 - A requiem high mass was be conducted Friday morning at Aliquippa, Pa for Mrs Mary A Atkinson, 91, former Midland resident, who died yesterday afternoon at her home in Aliquippa.  The body will then be taken to the Eichhorn Funeral Home in Lonaconing where brief services will be conducted Saturday morning prior to interment.  Mrs Atkinson is survived by four son: Christopher, John, Joseph and Larry Atkinson, all of Aliquippa and four daughters: Alice, Agnes, Mary and Bridget, all married and residents of Aliquippa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md.,  Wednesday, December 4, 1946 - pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 6, 2015


Meyersdale, February 11 - W. Bruce Atkinson, who was taken to Pittsburgh about a week ago to be operated upon for appendicitis, died last night, and his remains were brought here for interment. He was aged about 27 years, and prior to his illness served as chef for the local Aerie of Eagles, under the auspices of which order he will be buried in Union cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m.  He is survived by his widow and two children. 
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 12, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ATKINSON, William 
William Atkinson, 85 years of age, Civil War Veteran, died Friday morning at the home of his nephew, Patrick O'Rourke, Midland.
NB: He didn't immigrate until 1870 per 1900 census.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., December 22, 1923 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 20, 2013

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