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DAVIES, Alexander

FROSTBURG - Alexander Davies, 44, died yesterday in Springfield State Sanitarium where he had been a patient six years. He was a son of the late John Edmund and Jennie (Skelton) Davies. Surviving, besides his widow, Mrs. Lily (Fazenbaker) Davies, who is also a patient at the sanitarium, are his step-mother, Mrs. Minnie Davies, Frostburg; a brother, Henry B. Davies, Harrisburg, Pa.; two half-brothers, Howard Davies, Venezuela, S. A.; John Edmund Davies, Jr., Frostburg; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Dawson, Cumberland, and Mrs. Mary Ryan, Clarysville. The body will arrive here late today and will be taken to the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 15, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIES, Benjamin Philip

Frostburg, Jan. 26 - Benjamin Philip Davies, 50, son of the late Joseph and Mercy Davies, Wright's Crossing, died Sunday at Miners' Hospital whee he had been a patient since last Monday. He resided at Wheeling, W. Va. for a number of years. A plumber, Mr. Davies was forced to retire sometime ago by failing health. He had recently been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Filer. Surviving are a son, serving in the U. S. Army, and six brothers, John Edmund, this city, Thomas and Daniel, Wheeling; James and Gomer, Bridgeport, Ohio; and David, Homestead; and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Walker, Greer, W. Va., and Mrs. Albert James, this city. The body was removed to the home of his brother, John E. Davies, 192 West Main street.        
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIES, Charles Evan

Charles Evan Davies, 74, retired mine foreman of northern Cambria county and a well-known resident of Morrellville, near Johnstown, died Friday at his home. He is survived by his wife, six children, including Mrs. George Wahl of Meyersdale and Evan Davies of Connellsville and a foster daughter.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 2, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DAVIES, Clarence

Clarence (Jack) Davies, 58, of 127 West Third Street, died yesterday at his residence. Mr. Davies was born here April 3, 1919, a son of the late Richard and Alice (Williams) Davies. He was a former boilermaker with the Chessie System, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ohr Lodge 131, AF&AM and Henry Hart Post 1411, VFW. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy (Mickey) Davies; one son, Richard W. Davies Sr., this city; one sister, Mrs. John Holshey, city, and two grandsons. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Ohr Lodge 131 will hold a memorial service today at 7:30 p.m. and the VFW will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home for a memorial service.
The Cumberland News, July 13, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012



 

DAVIES, Mrs. Cora Miller

Grantsville, Md., September 12 - Mrs. Cora Davies, 58, died Wednesday at St. John's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, where she had been a patient since August 3. She was born at New Germany, a daughter of the late George and Sarah (Crowe) Miller. She had lived in this community till about twenty years ago when she moved to Akron. She was twice married, first to William O. "Dick" Patton, to which union two daughters were born. They are Mrs. Violet Coughenour and Mrs. Joseph Kelley, both of Akron. Later she married John Davies of Akron and one daughter, Wilma Ann Davies, survives this union. She was a sister of Mrs. Henry F. Durst, and Mrs. Richard Layman, Grantsville; Mrs. Charles Baum, Berlin, Pa.; Mrs. Alice Lydinger, Akron; Howard Miller, Hoyes, Md.; George G. Miller, LaVale; and Harry O. Miller, Grantsville. The funeral was held this afternoon at Akron.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009

 


 

DAVIES, Daniel A.

FROSTBURG — Word has been received here of the death of Daniel A. Davies, 59, formerly of Frostburg, at his home in South Broadway, Wheeling, W. Va. He had been ill some time. After leaving here 30 years ago, Mr. Davies was employed as a toll collector on the Wheeling bridge. He was a former member of Welsh Memorial Church, and while residing in Wheeling served as superintendent of the Sunday School and as a deacon at the Baptist Church there. Mr. Davies belonged to the Knights of Pythias and American Legion, Wheeling. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rose Davies; a son, Arthur Davies, Cleveland, and a daughter, Mrs. Russell Bloom, Wheeling. He was a brother of John Davies and Mrs. Rhoda James, Frostburg; David Davies, Homestead, Pa.; Thomas Davies, Wheeling; James and Gomer Davies, Bridgeport, Ohio; and Mrs. Sarah Walker, Greer, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 10, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


DAVIES/DAVIS, David D. Davis
 
Died May 28, 1883 David D. Davis of the Cottage, Eckhart in the 82nd year of his life. In the year 1857 he and his family started out of Nantyglo, S. W. for America and arrived in June of that year in Mt Savage where he resided until the Works stopped, moved to Frostburg until the death of his wife then resided with his daughter and son-in-law  J.B. Thomas. He joined the Church of God when he was young. Was confined to house for a year before his death.
Miners Journal; about 28 May 1883
(Courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Posted June 14, 2011



DAVIES, David H.

FROSTBURG - David H. Davies, formerly of here, died yesterday in Meadville, Pa. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mercy M. Davies, of Frostburg. His wife is the former Miss Hannah Greening, also of here. They moved to Meadville from Frostburg years ago. He maintained membership in Mountain City Lodge, A. F and A . M. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Albert James of Frostburg; and Mrs. Sarah Walker, of Greer, W. Va., and three brothers, James Davies and Gomer Davies, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Thomas Davies, of Wheeling, W. Va. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in the Byham Funeral Home, Meadville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 19, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIES, Francis

FROSTBURG - Francis Davies, 90, of 160 Frost Avenue, died yesterday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Brode, with whom he resided. A native of Rhonda Valley, Glamorganshire, South Wales, he came to America at the age of 21 and worked as a coal miner in the Carlos Mine of Hitchins Brothers Company for two years, until he went to work in the Midlothian Mine. He was also employed by the Keeley Mine of the New York Mining Company, Klondyke, and the Hoffman Mine. He was also employed by the State Roads Commission and was custodian of the Lewis Apartments in Cumberland until his retirement. Besides his daughter, he is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Charles Hager, Frostburg; Mrs. Ellen Brode, Washington, and Mrs. Carl Phelps, Indiana; two sons, Walter Davies, New Paris, Ohio, and Morgan Davies, Richmond, Ind.; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Davies, Cardiff, Wales; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Wesley H. Harris, pastor of Welsh Memorial Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. George L. Weher, pastor of Salem Evangelical Reformed Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Owen Brode, Donald and Robert Hager, James and Donald Davies, Herbert Walker and Lionel Norris.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 22, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIES, James D.

FROSTBURG — James D. Davies, 72, of Martins Ferry Ohio, died at his home yesterday morning. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mercy (Appleton) Davies. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary K. Davies; two daughters, Miss Marion Davies, at home, and Mrs. Paul Gibbons, Martins Ferry and a sister, Mrs. Albert Jones, Frostburg. Services and interment will be conducted Tuesday in Martins Ferry.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, February 3, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



 

DAVIES, Joseph B.

Joseph B. Davies, 60, University of Maryland Campus, College Park, died Sunday in District of Columbia General Hospital. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Lordine (Michaels) Davies. Surviving are one daughter, Lordine Davies, West Chester, Pa., and a sister, Anna Filer, with whom he resided. The body was donated to the University Medical Center.
The Cumberland News, May 24, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIES, Joseph M.

Frostburg, Md., June 22 - Joseph M. Davies, aged 71 years, died at his home on Welsh Hill Sunday afternoon, following an illness of two years. He was born in Abberhammon, Wales, May 30, 1855. He came to the United States in 1866 (sic, should be 1876). Before coming to the United States, he married Miss Mercy M. Appleton, a native of Wales. To the union were born eighteen children. The couple spent a greater portion of their lives in Frostburg. Mr. Davies was a coal miner until 1892 when he was badly injured at the Old Bowery mine, following which his right leg was amputated. David D. Williams, a half brother of Mr. Davies, was killed in a mine accident, Jan. 12, 1925. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mercy M. Davies, who at the present is critically ill and not expected to live, and the following children: John E. Davies and Thomas A. Davies, this place; Daniel A. Davies, James Dando Davies, and Benjamin P. Davies, all of Wheeling, W. Va.; Gomer W. Davies, Baltimore; and David H. Davies, Munhall, Pa.; two daughters, Miss Rhoda Blanche Davies, at home, and Mrs. C. F. Walker, Invermere, W. Va. Mrs. Laura Armstrong, Zihlman, and Mrs. Mary A. Steele, Lonaconing, are granddaughters. The couple celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary August 28, 1925. Mr. Davies was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. The funeral services will be held from his home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Allegany cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 22, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


DAVIES, Mrs. Mercy M.

Frostburg, Md., Feb. 20 - The funeral of Mrs. Mercy M. Davies, Welsh Hill, who died Monday from complications of old age, was held this afternoon. Rev. W. D. Reese, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Allegany cemetery. Mrs. Davies was the widow of Joseph M. Davies.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 20, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009

 


DAVIES, Stanley Edward
 
Stanley Edward (Ike) Davies, 60, of 315 Emily Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Richard and Alice (Williams) Davies. Employed as a carman's helper for the B & 0, he was a member of Railway Carmen of America and St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Billie Catherine (Ort) Davies; two sons, William E. and George D Davies, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bolyard, city and Bertha Alice Davies, at home; two brothers, William Davies, Wiley Ford, and Clarence (Jack) Davies, city; a sister, Mrs. John Holshey, city, and one grandchild. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rev. LaVern Rasmussen, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 14, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

 


DAVIES, Wentling F.

Frostburg - Wentling F. Davies, 50, of 261 Welsh Hill, died Friday night in Miners Hospital after a lingering illness. A son of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Reese) Davies, he was employed by the St. Cloud Motor Company. Mr. Davies held membership in First Congregational Church and the Frostburg Republican Club. Surviving are his vidow, the former Mary Miller; five daughters, Mrs. Herbert Walker, Somerset, Pa.; Misses Betty, Phyllis, Joyce, and Jane Davies, at home; two sons, James and Donald Davies, at home; three brothers, William, Indianapolis; Walter Davies, New Paris, Ind.; and Morgan Davies, Boston, Ind.; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Hager and Mrs. Marshall Brode, Frostburg; Mrs. Carl Phelps, Fountain City, Ind.; and Mrs. James Brode, Washington. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 24, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIS, Mrs. Anna Isabel Mary McKenzie

BELINGTON, W.Va. - Mrs. Anna Isabel Mary Davis, age 80, a resident of Route 3, Belington, departed this life at 11:46 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past six months, and death was attributed to diabetic complications. She was born Oct. 5, 1917, at Finzel, Md., a daughter of the late Joseph and Samantha Warner McKenzie. On Nov. 26, 1958, in Rawlings, Md., she was united in marriage to Arlie C. Davis Sr., who preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1971. Surviving are one daughter, Teresa E. Pomp, Route 3, Belington; two grandchildren, Samantha and Johnathon Pomp, both of Belington; one brother, Donald J. McKenzie, of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Karl L. McKenzie. Mrs. Davis was a graduate of the Garrett County High School in Garrett County, Md., was a homemaker, and a member of the Kynette United Methodist Church, and attended the Light of Christ Chapel in Belington. Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., Belington, from 4 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 12, and on Monday, April 13, until 1 p.m. when the funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Richard Ogden and the Rev. Jimmie Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas.
April 10, 1998 [publication not noted]
(Courtesy of Betty Smith & Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 22, 2011

 


 

DAVIS, Anna M. Patterson

SPRINGS, Pa. - Anna M. Patterson Davis, 70, of Springs, died Sunday, May 31, 1998, at the Meyersdale Manor Nursing Home. Born Nov. 25, 1927, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Miller) Patterson of Woodland, Md. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward J. Davis; two brothers, Walter and William A. Patterson; and a sister, Elizabeth Shimer. Mrs. Davis owned and operated a beauty shop for 30 years in Springs. She was a member of the Maple Glen Church of the Brethren, Salisbury. Surviving are one daughter, Denise Murray and husband Roger, Route 1, Hyndman; one son, Edward Davis and special friend Tamara Philabaum, Salisbury; two grandchildren, Shawn and Rebecca Murray; and four sisters, Hazel Hitchins, Woodland, Ruth Eisel, Frostburg, Esther Biggs, Frostburg, and Gladys Zehner, Seattle, Wash. There was no visitation and the funeral services were private at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, at the request of Mrs. Davis. The Rev. Daniel Whitacre conducted the services. Interment was in the Frostburg Memorial Park. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 106 Sante Fe St., LaVale, MD 21502 or the West Virginia Candlelighters at the WVU Children's Hospital, Pediatrics Dept. G 190 HSCN, P.O. Box 9214, Morgantown, WV 26506-9214.
June 1, 1998, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIS, Mrs. Bertha Mick

Mrs. Bertha A. Davis, 71, Rawlings, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital shortly after being admitted. She had been in failing health the past three years. Born in Lanesville, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Sampson and Margaret Arbogast Mick. Her husband, Wesley A. Davis, died in 1942. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Zetta M. Llewellyn, Mrs. Daisy M. Taylor, Mrs. Walter Davis, Rawlings; Mrs. Larry Greco, RD 1, Keyser, and Mrs. Harry Iser, Homewood Addition; a son, Arlie Davis, RD 1 Belington, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. America Carr, Hendricks, W. Va.; Mrs. Frank Conard, Moorefield, and Mrs. Eberry Arbogast, Thomas; 22 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. 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 p. m. and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be held there tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Richard J. Simmons. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas, W. Va.
The Cumberland News, August 10, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 31, 2009



DAVIS/DAVIES, David D.
 
Died May 28, 1883 David D. Davis of the Cottage, Eckhart in the 82nd year of his life. In the year 1857 he and his family started out of Nantyglo, S. W. for America and arrived in June of that year in Mt Savage where he resided until the Works stopped, moved to Frostburg until the death of his wife then resided with his daughter and son-in-law  J.B. Thomas. He joined the Church of God when he was young. Was confined to house for a year before his death.
Miners Journal; about 28 May 1883
(Courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Posted June 14, 2011



 


Charles Edward Davis
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011



 

DAVIS, Mrs. Della Hollada

SPRINGS, Pa. - Mrs. Della Davis, 82, died Thursday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Fort Hill, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Zenas and Priscilla (Burkholder) Hollada. She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Davis. She was a member of Maple Glen Church of the Brethren. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Darrell Davis, Somerset, and Edward J. Davis, Philadelphia; a daughter, Mrs. Vida Schenk, Quakerstown; a sister, Mrs. Mary King, Springs; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be held there tomorrow. Interment will be in Maple Glen Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, August 1, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DAVIS, Capt. Edward
 
CAPT. ED DAVIS DIES SUDDENLY
For Many Years Conductor on Eckhart Branch
A VERY POPULAR OFFICIAL
Arrangements for Funeral Not Yet Completed - Will Probably Take Place on Thursday - Leaves a Large Family-A Highly Esteemed Citizen
Capt. Edward Davis, for many years convoy conductor on the Eckhart Branch railroad, died at his residence in Eckhart at eight o'clock this morning, aged about forty-five years. Captain Davis was a life-long resident of this county, and was a faithful employee of the Eckhart Branch Railroad company for nearly or quite thirty years. He was twice married, his first wife having met her death in a very distressing runaway accident on the national pike between Eckhart and Frostburg in the darkness of an early Christmas morning, while on her way to church. Of this marriage one son survives who now resides in Washington, D. C. Captain Davis' second wife was a Miss Cordial, daughter of Mr. Peter Cordial, a highly esteemed citizen of Eckhart. Of this marriage there are seven children, all living. Captain Davis had only been ill since January 18, and his death in universally regretted in Eckhart and Frostburg, where he was so well known. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but it will probably take place on Thursday.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 30, 1906 - pg 1, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 6, 2012


 

DAVIS, Mrs. Eunice May Dudley

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Eunice May Davis, 54, died Saturday night at her home in Borden Shaft. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Pearl (Bennett) Dudley. She is survived by her husband, William Davis; one daughter, Patricia Ann Davis, at home; two sons, William and Donald D. Davis, here; six sisters, Mrs. Woodward Damewood and Mrs. William Koppel, Midlothian; Mrs. Myrtle Hayes, Hagerstown; Mrs, Pearl Carlson, Washington, and Mrs. Ellsworth Brode and Mrs. Gwen Smith, Baltimore; six brothers, Samuel, David, Edward and George Dudley, all of Baltimore; William Dudley, Washington, and Glenn Dudley, Zihlman, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home 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. by Rev. B. W. Richendorfer. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. The Cumberland Evening Times, March 23, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



DAVIS, Ezra C.

EZRA C DAVIS CUMBERLAND Ezra C. Davis, 79, of Cumberland, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at Memorial Hospital. Born on Jan. 13, 1921, in Davis, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Clay and Lelah Belle (Ketterman) Davis. He was also preceded in death by one son, Junior Lee Davis, and three sisters. Mr. Davis was a truck driver for the Super Concrete Company for 32 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #453. Surviving are his wife, Blanche Davis; three daughters, Carol A. Beeman, Oldtown, Mona L. Harper and husband Gary, Robin L. Sills and husband Steven, all of Cumberland; one son, Donald W. Davis, Locust Grove; two sisters, Mildred Phillips and husband Emil, Mt. Davis, Pa., Helen Bittner, Glassport, Pa.; two brothers, Stanley Davis and wife Robin, Rawlings, Roy Davis, Pinto; five grandchildren, Terri L. Slider, Cumberland, James A. Martin Jr., Oldtown, Samantha L. Yacenech and husband Michael, Cumberland, Crystal G. Hamilton and husband John, Cumberland, Tonya M. Sills, Cumberland; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Orville K. Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests contributions be made to the recreation department at the Allegany County Nursing Home. Pallbearers will be James Martin Jr., Ronald Rockwell, Robert Rockwell, Mike Yacenech, John Hamilton Jr., and Bruce Thomas.
Source: The Cumberland Times-News; Cumberland, Maryland; Nov. 10, 2000.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 23, 2012
 



DAVIS, Francis Ilda Stottlemeyer

Mrs. Frances Ilda Davis, 64, of 317 1/2 North Centre Street, died today
in Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient nine days. Born in Cresaptown, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Mollie (Hester) Stottlemeyer. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy L. Davis; one son, Kenneth Stottlemeyer, Hagerstown; four brothers, Charles, Kenneth and Ralph Stottlemeyer, all of Cresaptown, and William Stottlemeyer, Hancock; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Douthitt, North Apollo, Pa.; Mrs. James Skelley, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Grace Smith, LaVale, and three grandchildren. The body is in the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday, at 1 p.m. by Rev. Merle D. Correll. Interment will be in Davis Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 1, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012


 

DAVIS, Fred

Fred Davis, a farmer and fruit grower, who lives a few miles up New Creek, met with a peculiar and probably fatal accident last Wednesday. He was helping to dig a grave at Duling's for D. W. Eagle, one of the boiler explosion victims, and it was necessary to blast a rock in the grave. They set the blast off and ran at least a hundred feet to a tree and were standing there when the blast went off, throwing a large stone in the air, which came down striking Fred on the head, crushing his skull. He was hurried to the hospital, and an operation performed, but his injuries are so bad that his recovery is not believed to be possible.
Mr Davis is about 32 years of age, and stands well in this community, and this terrible misfortune is deeply deplored by all who know him.

Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

DAVIS, Fred

Mr. Fred Davis, who was seriously injured on Wednesday, died at the Hoffman Hospital on Saturday, October 19th, 1912, about noon, aged 34 years. Fred, as he was known and called by the greater number of Keyser people, was well and favorably known, having lived here nearly all his life. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and lived up to his profession - an humble, sincere, christian life, a life worthy of emulation by every one. In his home he was kind and gentle to a marked degree, and no matter where one met him he was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Having the highest regard for integrity he lived a quiet, straightforward life without ostentation and free from contaminating influences of the world, in a word of Fred Davis was an honest Christian man, and when that can be truthfully said of a man all is said that is worth while. He was a member of the A O U W of this place, and the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Clarksburg, which order had charge of the burial services at the grave. Mr Davis was manager of the Davis Fruit Farms. The deceased is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Laura Nine, of this place; his parents, Mr and Mrs B. W. Davis, and two sisters, Mrs Mary Lambert, and Mrs Pearl Fisher, of Davis. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of Mr T. H. Wagoner, step-father-in-law of the deceased, and was very largely attended. Rev A O Price, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the services. Beautiful remarks were made by his former pastor. Rev Dr H G McClellan, of Clarksburg; also by Rev Bartlett, of the Romney Circuit, M E church, who knew him and esteemed him, and by Rev J. H. Moore, a former pastor and warm friend. The floral offerings of the Clarksburg lodge and friends, and the Keyser friends were profuse and beautiful, attesting to the very high esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was in Queen's Point Cemetery. A select quartet composed of Mrs H. M. Wells, Miss Nan Kuykendall, D. T. Greenwade and George Loy sang some favorite hymns. The honorary pall bearers were P. M. Dayton, D. A. Arnold, J R Kennedy, C. J. Alkire, J. Sloan Arnold and O. A. Hood. The active pall bearers were T. T. Huffman, Oscar Fazenbaker, George R. Davis, S. N. Moore, C. M. Dayton, and Leslie McCoole. The following members of the Clarksburg K of P lodge accompanied his former pastor in to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the deceased: Thos L. Anderson, W. E. Starcher, J. M. Coburn, W. A. Blair, J. E. Knowles, Dr W. A. Fletcher, A. T. Redman and R. E. Bailey. The Clarksburg Exponent says of the deceased:"During his residence in this city of the unfortunate man made a host of friends who will receive the news of the accident with deep sorrow. While he was a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, No 39, and Northcott Camp, No 5748, Modern Woodman of the World.
Keyser Tribune, after October 24 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

DAVIS, Fred

Miss Grace Pickett went to Keyser yesterday to attend the funeral of Mr Fred Davis, who met with an accidental death.
Keyser Tribune, October 25, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

 


DAVIS, Freddie

ELK GARDEN NEWS - Died July 28, 1911, at Wabash, Freddie, son of Thomas and Bertha Davis, aged 1 year and 28 days. Interment in Nethken Hill cemetery. Funeral sermon by Rev J W Bedford.
Keyser Tribune, August 4, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 

 

DAVIS,  George W.
 
George W. Davis, 89, of Rowlesburg, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at home. He was born March 4, 1920, in Rowlesburg, a son of the late Harry and Gladys Treutle Davis. He graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1938. He was an outstanding basketball player and was interested in all sports. He followed his ]local school] sports programs. He had season tickets to all of the West Virginia football games. When Jerry West played for WVU, he would follow the team to many of their games. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pirates were also his teams. He enjoyed attending as many games as possible. He also was an avid fisherman. He served in WWII from March 19, 1942 to October 21, 1945. There were 10 major campaigns fought in the European Theater in WWII. Hee fought in five of the Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Centra] Europe. He served in General Patton's combat-armed Infantry Battalion. After returning home he spent 40 years working for the railroad. After retiring he took eight ocean cruises. He loved going to the beach. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Rowlesburg; 'Rowlesburg Masonic Lodge #165 AF and AM for 50 years; the Rowlesburg Lodge #127 of the Order of the Eastern Star as a past patron; a lifetime member of the Rowlesburg V.F.W. Post #3008; a member of the United Transportation Union, the Rowlesburg Senior Citizens; and l 3, life time member of the Historical Society. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Wilda Ridenour Davis; a daughter; Jenene Parker and husband, Jack; two grandchildren, all of Terra Alta; a brother, Robert Davis, of Fort Lauderdale]e, FL; and three nieces, Carole Lewis, of Grantsville, MD and Beverly Volk, of Arthurdale and Janet Maple, of Plantation, FL. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sue Ann Davis Lantz. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 22, at Browning Funeral Home-Burke Chapel, in Rowlesburg, with the Rev. Roy Mick officiating. Internment was in the Mt. Israel Cemetery at Marques. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp, at PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; Sept 23, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted May 23, 2010

 


DAVIS, Mrs. Grace M.


SOMERSET — Mrs.-Grace M.Davis, 70, widow of Ross J. Davis, died Tuesday in Newton Falls, Ohio. A former resident of Somerset, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burke. Survivors include a brother, Elwood Burke, Westernport, Md: The body is at the Johnson Funeral Home, Berlin, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a. m. by Rev. John Heller. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery there.
Cumberland Evening Times, February 2, 1956
Posted June 22, 2009


 

DAVIS, James G.

Salisbury, Pa., Nov. 2 — Services were held this afternoon at the Springs Mennonite Church for James G. Davis, 62, prominent resident of Elk Lick Township and a member of the Davis Brothers Lumber Company, who died Monday at his residence at Springs after a heart attack. The Rev. A. Jay Replogle officiated, assisted by the Rev. Roy J. Otto and J. C. Beahm. Interment was in Maple Glen Cemetery. A native of Elk Lick Township, he was a son of John M. and Dinah (Shrock) Davis, and was born September 28, 1882. On June 15, 1912, Mr. Davis married Miss Della Hollada, who with the following children, survives him: Mrs. Vida Schenk, Quakertown; Capt. Darrell Davis, with the Army in France, and Edward Davis, at home. He also leaves three brothers and two sisters: William Davis, Somerset; Sherman and Edward Davis, Springs; Mrs. Annie Klink, Altoona; Mrs. Sydney Engla, Canton, O., and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Maple Glen Church of the Brethren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 2, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIS, Miss Jessie B.

Miss Jessie B. Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Davis, died at the family residence on Matthew St, Wednesday morning at 2:30, after an illness of 13 days with a brain fever. Miss Davis was in her 18th year and was a freshman in the university; she was ambitious in her studies and known as a close student. She was a lovable character, quiet and unassuming by nature, yet with a strength of principle which made her the leader and guiding spirit in the home circle. So her going out, just at the dawn of a promising womanhood, is indeed, a sad dispensation. Her death causes the keenest regret and deepest sympathy is expressed by many friends of the young lady for the sorrowing father, mother, sister and brother. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, South, and her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev Akers, a the residence Thursday morning. Burial was in Columbia cemetery. Columbia (Mo) Times
Miss Davis was a niece of Mrs. T. M. McNemar, of Keyser.

Keyser Tribune, June 23, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010

 


 

DAVIS, John

FROSTBURG — John Davis, 76, lifelong-resident of this section, died Wednesday at his farm home near Borden Shaft. He had been ill some time. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florence (Buckalew) Davis; a brother, Arch Davis, McMullen Hlghway, Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Annie Eagan, Akron, Ohio, and the following children: Mrs. Albert Sittig and Arch Davis, Frostburg; Mrs. Jane Brode, Keyser, W. Va.; William Davis, Shaft; Mrs. Elvira Skidmore, Midlothian; Mrs. Anna Mae Kemp, Frostburg; Mrs. Ida Frazer, Acosta, Pa.; John Davis, Shaft; Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Clarysville; and Mrs. LaVerne Cavey, National. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Raymond M. Crowe, pastor of the Midland Methodist Church. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.                     
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 23, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIS, John E.

FROSTBURG - John E. (Jack) Davis, 74, of Eckhart, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Vale Summit, he was a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Higgins) Davis. Mr. Davis was a retired electrician for Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He also was a member and past grand knight of Frostburg Council 1442, Knights of Columbus and was a past state deputy of the K of C. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elva (Michaels) Davis; and a sister, Mrs. Rhea Corrigan, Johnstown, Pa. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 7, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Name: Joseph Adam Davis, 20, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Lloyd and Sharon (Ward) Davis
 
DOB: May 22, 1984, in Baltimore, MD
 
DOD: Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Survived by: parents; sisters, Lorena, Jessica, Brittany, Christina Davis, all at

home; paternal grandfather, Ray Dunham
 
Burial: November 20, 2004, Restlawn Memorial Gardens
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2014


DAVIS, Mrs. Lelah B. Ketterman

Mrs. Lelah B. Davis, 73, of RD 3 Rawlings, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Born in Smoke Hole, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret Ketterman. Her husband, William Clay Davis, preceded her in death.     Surviving are three sons, Roy F., and Stanley L. Davis, Rawlings; Ezra C. Davis, city; five daughters, Mrs. Lilly M. Flanagan, New Philadelphia, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Shook, Rawlings; Mrs. Helen Bittner and Mrs. Mildred Phillips, both of Glassport, Pa.; Mrs. Texia V. Eversole, RD 3. Rawlings; a brother, Frank Ketterman, RD 3 Rawlings; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Iser, McCoole; Mrs. Zora Gordon, city; Mrs. Texia Moreland, RD 3, Rawlings, 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Rotruck Funeral Home, Keyser, where friends will be received. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Danville Church of the Brethren by Rev. Richard Saville. Interment will be in Waxler Cemetery. The body will be take to the church at noon tomorrow.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Jan. 13, 1972; page 18.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 23, 2012

DAVIS, Mrs. Leota Grace

Davis Services
Funeral services :for Mrs. Leota Grace Davis, 30, negress, wife of Wllbur Davis, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, were conducted yesterday afternoon in .McKendree Methodist church. The Rev. Ramsey-Bridges, pastor, assisted by the Rev. G. Stanley Schwlnd, vicar of St. Philip's Episcopal church, officiated and burial  was in  Woodlawn cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Scott, James Page, Thomas Smith, Kenneth and Thurman Davis and James Darr.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009

 


 

DAVIS, Leroy

ELK GARDEN - Leroy, infant son of Mr and Mrs Taylor Davis, who live near Thomas, died Dec 16, aged 1 year and 7 mos. Funeral services in the Nethken Hill church by Rev Mathany and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, December 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



DAVIS, Mrs. Martha (also TRICKETT, Carl)
July 6, 2012
Looking Back 1935: Blast kills Oakland farmer, housekeeper
James Rada Jr., Columnist

Carl Trickett, a 38-year-old electrician, left his work at the Shallmar Powerhouse around 3 a.m. on a cold Saturday morning in January 1935. He drove to his home, a dairy farm two miles west of Oakland, and caught some needed shut-eye.The car remained outside his house until he, two of his four children and his housekeeper got into the car on Sunday to drive to Morgantown, W.Va., where Trickett’s brother lived.
They never arrived. Two miles from Terra Alta within sight of the Hopemont Sanitarium, the car exploded. “Small trees and bushes were cut off and mowed down for a distance of 75 feet from the highway by flying particles of the front end of the machine,” the Charlestown Daily Mail reported. Trickett was “killed by small bits of the motor as the explosion rocked the entire neighborhood,” according to the newspaper.
William and Margaret Trickett, ages 12 and 13, were thrown from the car, as was Martha Davis the housekeeper. Davis was killed immediately, but the children survived, battered and bloody. “A Hopemont worker, first to reach the scene, said the badly bleeding children were attempting to extricate their father from the overturned car, which caught fire,” according to the Charleston Daily Mail. The worker helped get Trickett’s body out of the wreckage and took him to the hospital where he died shortly after arriving. It quickly became apparent that the explosion hadn’t been an accident. Theories began to make the rounds as to what had happened, from kerosene replacing the antifreeze in the radiator to dynamite being placed in the car. The latter proved to be true. “State’s Attorney Neil C. Fraley said he believed the dynamite had been placed on Trickett’s motor and exploded when the heat became intense enough to set it off,” the Baltimore Sun reported. Law officers from both West Virginia and Maryland began investigating the explosion. Though the explosion had happened in West Virginia, Garrett County Sheriff Clarence Spears investigated because no one knew where or when the explosives might have been planted in the car. The Cumberland Evening Times reported that two days after the explosion on Jan. 8 Wallace and Thomas Davis of Shallmar, Martha Davis’ husband and son, were arrested. It wasn’t for Martha’s murder, though. Wallace had signed his brother-in-law’s name to a promissory note to pay for his wife’s funeral. Trickett was buried in Oakland on Jan. 9 and Davis’ funeral was in Shallmar on the following day. The Davis men were allowed to attend the funeral, but they had to be accompanied by a deputy. They were returned to the jail following the service, not only because of the fraud and forgery, but the newspaper reported that by then they had become suspects in the explosion. No reason was given for why the Wallaces had become suspects, though the sheriff traveled to Shallmar as part of his investigation. “The trip was made in an effort to check on the theory an enemy of Trickett had hidden dynamite in his automobile while he was working in a power plant there,” according to the Cumberland Evening Times. Though no resolution to the case can be found, one plausible theory is that Trickett and Davis met while Trickett was doing his work at the Shallmar power plant. Did they have an affair that Wallace found out about and took extreme action to end? No answer is known and no one was ever brought to trial for the murder.
(6 January 1935)
Cumberland Times-News The Cumberland Times-News Fri Jul 06, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 7, 2012



DAVIS, Mrs. Mary B. Machin

WESTERNPORT — Mrs. Mary B. Davis, 52, died yesterday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She had been a patient in the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing home there two years. Born in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertie (Randall) Machin. Surviving are four brothers, Thomas Machin, Westernport; David E. Machin, and George Machin, both of Pontiac, Mich.; Kenneth Machin, Rawlings; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Raines, of here, and Mrs. Emma Stemp, Cedar Key, Fla. 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 Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. Dana Spence will officiate. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 23, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011



DAVIS, (infant) Mary Juanita

"Mary Juanita Davis, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Paxton street, died on Monday morning from spinal meningitis. The funeral service was conducted at the home Wednesday morning by Rev. J. J. Leary, assistant pastor of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Peter's cemetery."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 1 Feb 1924
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted June 15, 2011
 



DAVIS, Miss Mary Margaret

Miss Mary Margaret Davis, 36, Hoffman, who died yesterday at Allegany Hospital, was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Higgins) Davis and a native of Vale Summit. She was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Turk, Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Rhea Corrigan, Acosta, Pa.; and Miss Catherine Davis, Corriganville; and two brothers, John Davis, Eckhart, and Michael Davis, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

DAVIS, Mrs. Mary Maxine Greathouse

Mary Maxine Greathouse Davis, 82, of Elizabeth, W. Va., passed away July 16, 2007, at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, daughter of the late Scott T. and Ova May Gregg Greathouse.  She was retired from Nashua Photo after 12 years of service and attended Slate Chapel United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a son, Emmett Davis of Elizabeth; two daughters, Judy Meadows of Calhoun County and Charlene Fordyce of Elizabeth; two brothers, Frank Greathouse of Barberton, Ohio, and Huey Greathouse of Lowell, Ohio, three sisters, Pauline Messner of Barberton, Ohio, Virginia Swart of Calhoun county and Emma Ruth Arther of Mineral Wells; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to the parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Davis, in 1990, and a son, Charles Paul Davis.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul Williams officiating.  Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Parkersburg News, July 20, 2007
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

 


 

DAVIS, Mrs. Matilda

Mrs. Matilda Davis, widow of John Davis, died at her home east of town Monday night, after an illness of several weeks, at an advanced age. She is survived by six sons and two daughters.
Hampshire Review
Keyser Tribune, March 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


DAVIS, "Aunt" Peggy
 
She Was An Hundred Years Old.
Aunt Peggy Davis, who died at Borden Shaft, was buried at  Frostburg yesterday in the old Percy burying ground, near Main  street. Aunt Peggy was born in Wales one hundred years ago, and has  been blind for twelve years. She was hale and hearty until a few  months ago, when she slipped and fell and injured her thigh, which it  is thought hastened the end of her life.    Rev. Henry Thomas, pastor of the Welsh Baptist church at  Frostburg, says that he believes that she was over one hundred years  old, basing his figures on some church records giving the time of her  baptism, which he says was when she was 20 years old. He was  acquainted with the preacher who baptised her, and who died many years ago.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 24, 1894; page 1.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 14, 2013 
 


DAVIS, Porter Roscoe

"Funeral services for Porter Roscoe Davis, 69, who died last Friday at his home, 111 Spruce street, Westernport, were held Monday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Clyde W. Ash, pastor of Trinity Methodist church, officiating.  Interment was in Philos cemetery where graveside services were conducted by Hiram Lodge 103, A. F. and A. M.  Pallbearers, members of Hiram Lodge, were Donald A. Smith, Norris C. Ravenscroft, Jr., Lonnie Warnick, Louis Bever, Ora E. Brinkman, Adrian Rankin.  Honorary pallbearers included Robert Stewart, Edward Fazenbaker, Irvin Marsh, Thomas Walsh, Robert Warnick and Clifton Marsh.  Born near Morristown, Tenn., Mr. Davis was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William v. Davis.  A resident of this area for more than forty years, he retired in 1949 after completing 37 years of employment at the Luke plant of the W. Va. Pulp and Paper Co. Mr. Davis was a member of Trinity Methodist church, Hiram Lodge 103, A. F. and A. M. and Luke Local 676, UPA-CIO.  His wife, Mrs. Nina R. Hartman Davis, died in October 1948.  A son, Pvt. Raymond Porter Davis, was killed in the Battle of the Bluge, Dec. 29, 1944.  Survivors include three sons, Edward L. Davis, Bloomington; Clyde Davis and Richard Davis, both of Westernport; two brothers, Thurman and Marvin Davis, both of Hickory, N.C.; and five grandchildren."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 20 May 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 14, 2011


Name: Randy Lee Davis, 46, of Cumberland, MD
 
Parents: Lloyd F. Davis, Sr. and Mary Virginia (Clise) Davis
 
DOB: December 31, 1958, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: Saturday, January 15, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Military: U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1976 until 1995
 
Predeceased by: parents; sister, Mary Frances Davis; brothers, Lloyd, Jr., Ralph, Robert and Royce Davis
 
Survived by: sister, Rebecca Davis; four brothers, Ronald, Richard, Joseph, and Roger Davis
 
Burial: January 18, 2005, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted March 13, 2014



DAVIS, Pvt. Raymond P.

"Pvt. Raymond P. Davis, 31, died on Dec 29, from wounds received in action, according to a telegram received last Thursday from the War Department by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Miller Davis, of Main Street, Westernport. Pvt. Davis was reported in January to have been wounded in Luxembourg on Dec. 24. Pvt. Davis is the father of three children, Nina, Donna, and Robert, all at home. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Davis, Westernport, and three brothers, Clyde, in the Phillippines; Richard, in the South Pacific, and Leo, who is receiving his boot training at the U. S. naval training station at Bainbridge, Md. Pvt. Davis attended Bruce high school until near the end of his senior year. Before he entered the service he was employed at the Luke plant of the W. Va. Pulp and Paper company. Previously he had been employed by the Celanese Corporation and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 15 Mar 1945
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 14, 2011 



DAVIS, Roy L.

Roy L. Davis, 62, of 301 Springdale Street, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Harry 0. and Almedia (Newell) Davis. His wife, Frances I. (Stottlemeyer) Davis, died in 1972. He was a former employe of the City Water Department. Surviving are two sons, William E. Davis,Cambridge, and James L. Davis, Front Royal, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Erma B. Beighten, Thurmond, and Mrs. Sandra V. Crowder, Charlotte, N. C.; a stepson, Kenneth Stottlemeyer, Hagerstown; two brothers, Marshall and William H. Davis, and a sister, Mrs. John McFarland, all of Cumberland, and several 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. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. M. J. King. Interment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 11, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012



 



Ruth (Layman) Davis

DAVIS, Mrs. Ruth Layman

Frostburg - Mrs. Ruth L. Davis, 67, of 15 Wesh Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted Tuesday.  She had been in failing health the past three years. Born in Carlos she was a daughter of the late George L. and Annie (Crowe) Layman. She was a member of Women of the Moose. She is survived by her husband, Fuller Davis; one daughter, Mrs. William Lloyd, Frostburg; one son, James L. Tuhill, Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Benjamin layman, Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Neat, Cumberland, and Mrs. Oma Wolfe, Hagerstown; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Louis L. Emerick.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.   
October 10, 1963, Cumberland Evening Times

 


 

DAVIS, Samuel

Samuel H. Davis, 68 years old, a native of Winchester, Va., died Sunday shortly before noon at his home, 154 Bedford Street. Mr. Davis had been car inspector in the employ of the B&O Railroad and was in the service of the company 40 years. He was a member of Queen's Point Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Keyser, W. Va. He is survived by one son, George Davis, Keyser, W. Va., and four daughters, Mrs. William H. Rafter, South Cumberland; Mrs. Charles A. Rice, Bedford street, this city; Miss Ruth Davis at home, and Mrs. Dr. L. H. Gaston, Keyser, W. Va. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Cumberland News of 22nd.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 29, 2010

 


 

DAVIS, Col. Thomas Beall

KEYSER'S MOST WEALTHY CITIZEN DIED AT HIS HOME EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
Was Several Times A Millionaire, Prominent In Politics, Buried At Elkins


Colonel Thomas Beall Davis died at his home, the Davis Mansion, in Keyser, Sunday November 25, 1911, at 1:05 o'clock AM in the eighty-fourth year of his age. He was born in the city of Baltimore, April 25, 1828. In his childhood he went to Howard county, Md, where he grew to young manhood. When yet a young man, he and his older brothers, Henry G and William came to Piedmont, this county, to make their home.
Col Davis assisted in the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio RR through this section of the country and was afterward a conductor on its train. In later years he became a constructor of railroads himself and a railroad official. He and his brother, Henry G. and S. B. Elkins, with others, projected the W. Va. C & P RR now know as the Western Maryland Railway. After they sold that they build the C &C RR. Col Davis was prominent in the development of the coal fields in the region of Elk Garden, this county. It was he who made the deal with Mr. Jacob Van Meter, of Hardy County, for that vast tract of land underlaid with the fourteen foot vein of coal lying very close to the town of Elk Garden. He was a heavy stockholder and an official in the Davis Coal and Coke Co that has many mines in operation not only in this county but in various other sections of our State. Col. Davis was a large individual land owner, he had valuable farms that were kept in a high state of cultivation, the premises were always in first-class repair and he took a lively interest in the growing of crops and the raising of livestock. For many years he was a breeder and racer of thoroughbred horses. He had his private race track, his stables were his pride and the pride of a large circle of friends and his horses carried off honors at Saratogo and on many other tracks. For years and years he was always seen at the races. He was a first class judge of horses. No one enjoyed horses more than he did, yet he enjoyed the unique distinction of being an owner and racer of horses, who had never won nor lost a cent on beets made on the races. He never bet on a horse race-he was in the business purely for the love of it, and he greatly improved the stock of horses in this country. A year or two ago he disposed of his racers as he was no longer strong enough in enjoy the sport.
Col. Davis started life a poor boy but by his industry and good judgement, he accumulated a fortune amounting to several millions of dollars, the vast majority of which he left to his nearest relatives, but made some requests to intimate friends outside of the family. The estate will be settled up by Hon. Henry G. Davis and Mr. W. E. Heskitt. He never married. His brother, William, died many years ago, leaving seven children; he became their guardian and ever acted the part of a father toward them.
The body was buried in Maplewood cemetery, Elkins last Tuesday. The funeral was in charge of the Davis Lodge, No 51 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Keyser, of which he was a charter member. Their lodge room was furnished by him. A special train over the W. M. RR took the body and a large number of relatives and friends to Elkins Tues morning. A brief service was held at the home at 8:15 AM, conducted by Rev. W. E. Woolf, assisted by Revs. F. H. Havenner, M. B. Lambdin and M. A. Keen.
The floral designs were beautiful beyond description and the music was especially sweet.
Col. Davis had been in failing health for the last two years. Until lately when the weather was good, he would have his coachman take him out for a drive, but a few weeks ago he had a spell that weakened him very much. For months he has realized and often said that he could not live long. The Sunday before the Sunday of his death, he said that he could not stand another spell like the one that he had a few weeks previous. On Friday night before his death he was taken with a chill and never rallied, but death came peacefully. He seemed not to suffer at all. A week before his death he had his brother to come and spend a day with him and talk with him [of] his business affairs. He gave minute instructions as to the settling up of all his estate. Col. Davis was president of the Peoples Bank of Keyser and an official and director in several other banks in different places.
From his early manhood, Col. Davis took an active part in politics. He was a lifelong Democrat. He represented Mineral county in the West Virginia Legislature and the second district of West Virginia in the lower house of the United States congress, being elected to the latter office and honor by more than one thousand majority in a district that was largely Republican. He was a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee for thirty years.
Mr. Davis had been a resident of Keyser since the Civil War, was one of the land-marks here, and his presence on our places of business will be greatly missed.
PALL BEARERS
The Honorary Pall Bearers were, J. T. Carskadon, U. B. McCandlish, W. C. Clayton, Dr. C. S. Hoffman, J. V. Bell, W. W. Woods, Wm McDonald, F. M. Reynolds, W. G. Wilson, Dr. Robert Gerstell, O. Tibbetts, Louis Bryden, John J. Cornwell.
The Active Pall bearers were J. W. Stayman, F. H. Babb, D. R. Shull, V. F. Alkire, Dr. A. H. Hosack, J. G. Joelz.
J. H. Markwood had charge of the funeral arrangements.
The Directors of the Peoples Bank, in a body, accompanied the remains to Elkins.
Keyser Tribune, December 1, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



DAVIS, Mrs. Viola Eisentrout

Frostburg - Viola (Eisentrout) Davis, 90 passed away on Oct 27, 2008, in Old Bridge, N.J.. She was born in Frostburg to the late Thomas and Margaret (Lashbaugh) Eisentrout on Feb. 18, 1918. She moved to Old Bridge in 1954 where she had resided since. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church in Old Bridge. Viola was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother and Mom-Mom to all. Her sweetness, love and kind heart will be remembered and deeply missed by everyone she touched. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard E. Davis in 1984; her daughter, Margaret Ellen; brothers, Thomas Eisentrout and James (Buck) Eisentrout; and sisters, Mary Rizer, Margaret Ryan, Ethel Davis and Agnes Ferguson. She is survived by her son, Ronald G. Eisentrout and wife Dixie of Frostburg; daughters Barbara Cutter of Frostburg, Sherry Wilkinson of Old Bridge, Rosemarie Brewer and husband Leonard of South River, N.J., Bonnie Tortorello and husband Alexander of Spotswood, N.J. Her heart was filled with love and pride for her 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren andnine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times-News; October 29, 2008
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted September 22, 2012


DAVIS, William

BORDEN SHAFT - William (Willie) Davis, 87, father of Mayor William R. Davis of Frostburg, died Monday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Mr. Davis had been an active farmer all his life on the Davis family farm here until recently, when he entered the Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Born here Oct. 4, 1898, he was the son of the late John Davis and Florence (Bucklew) Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of the Allegany County Farm Bureau Association and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. His wife, the former Eunice Mae Dudley, preceded him in death. Besides Mayor Davis, other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Kelly, Freeport, Ill.; another son, Donald E. (Pete) Davis, Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Brode, New Creek, W.Va.; Mrs. Elvira Skidmore, Midlothian, Mrs. Anna Kemp, Frostburg, and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 6, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012


 

DAVIS, Mrs. William M.

Mrs. Davis, wife of Rev Wm M Davis, Baptist minister at Bridgeport WV, is dead from burns received Saturday, the end having come after two days of great suffering. She was about 60 years of age. A son had set brush heaps afire near the residence and had gone away on an errand. The fire spread and in trying to put the fire out, Mrs. Davis' clothing ignited. A living torch, she ran to a stream nearby, and rolled in the water, but the flames had not been extinguished before her clothing was completely burned off her. She was a mass of burns from head to foot. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Dr W M Davis, C C Maynard and William Davis.
Mr. Davis formerly lived at Petersburg and was county superintendent of schools of Grant Co.

Keyser Tribune, April 7, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


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