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RARICK, Francis  

Killed in McKeesport ~ A Former Resident of Mt Savage Run Down by a Train
Francis Rarrick(sic) of McKeesport, Pa but formerly of Mt Savage was killed in  McKeesport yesterday by a passenger train while on his way to work.  Mr Rarrick was a rigger and was crushed between a heavy steel roll and a building in the yards of the National Rolling Mill at McKeesport.  He was to have left for Mt Savage last night where today he would have become the husband of Miss Edith Thomas.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 28, 1907 - pg 1, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2014

RARICK, Frank

TWO HOMES SADDENED BY DEATH OF RARICH
Two homes were saddened yesterday by the death of Frank Rarich,[sic] age 26 of Coursin St, McKeesport who was crushed to death at the works of the National Tube Co of that city. Had he lived, he would have been married March 29th to a young woman of Mt Savage, Md., and all the arrangements were being made for the wedding. Rarich had lived in McKeesport only a short time, having removed to that city from Mt Savage.
Pittsburgh Press; Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pa., Thursday, February 28, 1907 - pg 4, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 30, 2010



 

RARICK, John

FROSTBURG— John Rarick, 74, brother of Mrs. William Michaels, Eckhart, died of a heart attack last night at his home in McKeesport, Pa. Mr. Rarick was a native of Mt. Savage and a son of the late Peter and Emma (McAtee) Rarick. He left there 45 years ago. His widow, Mrs. Anna Rarick, and 11 children also survive.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 31, 1948 - pg 12, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 30, 2010
 



RARICK, Thomas

Frostburg, June 23—Thomas Rairick[sic], 58, son of the late Peter Rairick and Mrs. Emma Rairick McAtee, died recently In Los Angeles. Calif., according to word received here. He had lived in the California city 30 years. Survivors include a brother John A. Rairick, of McKeesport, Pa and a sister, Mrs. Nora E Michaels of Eckhart.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., June 23, 1945 - pg 3, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 30, 2010

RARIG, Miss Margaret
 
Funeral of Miss Rarig
The funeral of Miss Margaret Rarig who died Saturday at ? o'clock took place this morning at 9 o'clock from St Patrick's Church Centre St.  Interment was made in SS Peter and Paul cemetery.  The pallbearers were: Bernard Coyle, Andrew Snyder, Clarence M King, William ??, Robert Birmingham and John Hogan.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 12, 1909 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2014
 




RARIG, Mrs Mary Naughton
 
Mrs Conrad Rarig of Mt Savage, died last night in her home in that place, aged 58 years.  She had been ill the past four weeks.  She was a daughter of the late Michael Naughton, wide known in Cumberland and a brother of the late Francis P Naughton, trainmaster of the West Virginia Central Railroad and was widely related in Cumberland.  Besides her husband surviving, she is survived by two daughters, Misses Catherine and Mary Marguerite Naughton.  The funeral will occur Saturday at St Michael's church with interment in SS Peter and Paul cemetery at Cumberland.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 7, 1912 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2014 


RARRICK[sic, RARICH], Francis [see above]
 
Killed in McKeesport
A Former Resident of Mt Savage Run Down by a Train
Francis Rarrick(sic) of McKeesport, Pa but formerly of Mt Savage was killed in  McKeesport yesterday by a passenger train while on his way to work.  Mr Rarrick was a rigger and was crushed between a heavy steel roll and a building in the yards of the National Rolling Mill at McKeesport.  He was to have left for Mt Savage last night where today he would have become the husband of Miss Edith Thomas.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 28, 1907 - pg 1, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 9, 2014

 

RASE, Charles Gilbert

ECKHART — Charles Gilbert (Gib) Rase, 64, of here, died this morning in Sacred Heart's Hospital after an extended illness. Born here, he was a son of the late John Rase and Fannie (Nelson) Rase. He was a member of the Eckhart Square Circle, Frostburg Republican Club and Local United Rubber Workers of America. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine (Carter) Rase; three sons, John Richard Rase and Robert Joseph Rase, both of Frostburg, and Thomas Gilbert Rase of here; six daughters, Mrs. Susie Blough and Mrs. Jeannie Walsh, both of Cresaptown; Mrs. Kay Warden, Westminster, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Lou Ryan, Mrs. Lois Ann Troutman and Mrs. Linda Scarpelli, all of here; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Winner and Mrs. Vivian Linnenbrogger, both of here; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Hafer-Sower Funeral Home in Frostburg where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 10, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012



RASE, Henry Alvin

FROSTBURG — Henry Alvin Rase, a former resident, died last week at his home in Cleveland following an illness of six months. He was a son of the late Milton and Kathryn (Metzner) Rase. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie (Keller) Rase; three sons, Milton Rase, Cleveland; Daniel Rase, Alfred, N. Y., and Carl Rase, of Nevada; a daughter, Miss Ruth Rase, Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Thomas, Akron, and four grandchildren. Services and interment took place in Cleveland. 
The Cumberland News, April 4, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


RATCLIFF, Kennie H.

FORT ASHBY — Kennie H. Ratcliff, 88, of here, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient ten days. Born July 10, 1885 in Pendleton County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Abel R. and Sarah (Harman) Ratcliff. His wife, Mrs. Sarah J. (Walker) Ratcliff, preceded him in death. He was a retired merchant, and a member of the Fort Ashby United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nina Saville, Baltimore, and Mrs. Winifred Hahn, of here; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Ashby United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Suder. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, December 3, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2015

RATCLIFF, Mrs. Sarah Jane Walker

Mrs. Sarah Jane Ratcliff, 80, of Fort Ashby, died at her residence yesterday. Born in Kline, W.Va., July 29, 1891, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Greenawalt) Walker. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church, Fort Ashby. Mrs. Ratcliff is survived by her husband, Kennie H. Ratcliff; two daughters, Mrs. Byron Saville and Mrs. Charles Hahn, both of Fort Ashby; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Lough, Petersburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 2, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2015


RATHBUN, C. Joseph

Mountain Lake Park, Md., Feb. 28 - C. Joseph Rathbun, 68, former  resident of Mt. Lake Park and a brother of Franklin E. Rathbun,  county superintendent of schools, died in a hospital at Gainesville,  Fla., Tuesday night following a short illness. He had been suffering  recently from a carbuncle on his neck, and complications developed.  Mr. Rathbun was postmaster at Mt. Lake Park for a number of years and  was also a member of the firm of C. M. Rathbun and Sons, Mt. Lake  Park. He had been a resident of Gainesville, for about sixteen years. Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Jarboe, of Mt. Lake; and the  following children: Miss Hellice Rathbun, Frank Rathbun, and Mrs.  James Gibson, all of Gainesville; Joe Rathbun, Zanesville, O.; and  Fred Rathbun, of Blacksburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; and three  brothers, Warren Rathbun, Mt. Lake Park; F. E. Rathbun, Oakland; and  Edward Rathbun, Cumberland.
Funeral services were conducted in Gainesville yesterday afternoon,  with interment in that city.

Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 28,1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

 


RATIGAN, James
 
James Rhatigan[sic], aged 75 years, died about noon yesterday at Miner's Hospital, Frostburg, where he was a patient for one day suffering from paralysis. Mr. Rhatigan, a native of Eckhart, is survived by one son, William and one sister, Mrs. Anna Kammauf, of Cresaptown. Mr. Rhatigan was fond of literature and during his younger days did newspaper work in Alabama. He frequently wrote for the Frostburg Mining Journal during the years that paper was one of the outstanding weeklies of this section. He was a poet. The funeral will be held Monday morning at St. Michael's Church, Frostburg. Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, June 13, 1931 - pg 7, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 29, 2010




RAUPACH, Albert Milton

Albert Milton Raupach, 44, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad shop employe, died yesterday evening at his home, 120 Frederick street, following a long illness. He had worked in the shops for 28 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Leah (Leydig) Raupach; his father, Henry Raupach; the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Willingham, John, Pauline, Donald, Norma and Dolly, all at home; six brothers, William, Rockwood, Pa.; Arthur, Altoona, Pa., and George, Carl, Frank and Frederick, all of Glencoe, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Simon Leydig and Mrs. Richard Graham, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Calvin Sturtz, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. George Ackerman, Sand Patch, Pa., and Mrs. Homer Knisely, Altoona, Pa., and a grandson, Bobby Willingham. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., at Mt. Lebanon Church, Glencoe, Pa., with interment at Glencoe.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 29, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010



RAUPACH, Mrs. Catherine Housel

Meyersdale, Pa., Aug. 17 — Service for Mrs. Catherine Housel Raupach, wife of William A. Raupach, were held yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank C. Robertson, Lincoln avenue. She was born in Meyersdale March 3, 1900, and was the youngest daughter of the late Urias M. and Barbara Ellen Shumaker Housel, both deceased. Mrs. Raupach's death was due to injuries received in an automobile accident two months ago. She died Tuesday in St. Francis hospital, Pittsburgh, where she was removed soon after the accident. Survivors include William A. Raupach, three sisters, a brother, four step-sons, and a daughter, Mrs. William Custer, Rockwood. Interment was at Rockwood.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 17, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



RAUPACH, Mrs. Dessie Bittner

Mrs. Dessie Mae Raupach, 76, a former resident, died yesterday at her home in Akron, Ohio, following a short illness. Mrs. Raupach was a member of St. Mark's Reformed Church here until she moved to Akron six years ago. A native of Hyndman she was the widow of Charles S. Raupach. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Inez Casey, Akron: two sons, Lee Raupach, Doylestown, Ohio, and James Raupach, Cumberland; a brother, Arthur Bittner, Cumberland; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with interment in Chestnut Hills Cemetery, Doylestown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 3, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

RAUPACH, Franklin P.

BERLIN, Pa. — Franklin P. Raupach, 61, Glencoe RD 1, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. A native of Glencoe he was a son of Henry W. and Virginia (Grimes) Raupach. A railroad engineer, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Mt. Lebanon Church of Christ, F & AM Meyersdale. Surviving are his wife, Edith (Brant) Raupach; a daughter, Mrs. Althea McKenzie, Indianapolis, Ind.; five sisters, Mrs. Cora Leydig, Mrs. Dora Ackerman and Mrs. Bertha Menhorn, Meyersdale; Mrs. Martha Kiefer, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Alta Sturtz, Orlando, Fla.; five brothers, George Raupach, Meyersdale; William Raupach, Cleveland; Arthur Raupach, Williamsburg; Carl and Fred Raupach, Glencoe. The body is at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Randall L. Heckman will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. A Masonic service will be conducted at the funeral home today at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, May 18, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

 

RAUSCH, Herman

Meyersdale, January 5 - Word was received here yesterday of the death at West Newton of Herman Rausch, a former well known resident of this place.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 6, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2015


RAVENSCRAFT, Mrs. Stella Viola Keefer

Mrs. Stella Viola Ravenscraft, 64, of Meyersdale, R. D. 4, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born in North Hampton Township, a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Ida Burkett Keefer. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert; a son, Glenn R. Ravenscraft of Meyersdale. R. D. 4; two sisters, Mrs. Edison Ackerman of McKeesport and Mrs. David Michaels of Meyersdale, R. D. 2; three brothers, including Percy Keefer of McKeesport and Harvey of Ruffsdale, and four grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 6, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2009

RAVENSCROFT, Frank J.

WESTERNPORT — Frank J. Ravenscroft, 80, of Westernport, said “Good Night Here and Good Morning Up There” on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. He was born on June 19, 1930, in Westernport, and was the son of the late Frank and Agnes (Riley) Ravenscroft. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Lambert and Lois Reed Ravenscroft. Frank is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 61 years, Virginia (McDonald) Ravenscroft; and his daughter, Kathy Kight and husband Jim of Somerset, Pa.; and his son, Mark Ravenscroft and wife Phillis of McCoole. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Beth Kight and friend Jared of Somerset, Stephen Ravenscroft and wife Genie of Romney, W.Va., Becky Miller and husband Nate of Somerset, Regina Surma and husband Dave of Hudson, Fla., Angie Llewellyn and husband Herbie of McCoole, and T.G. Gerard of McCoole; and his precious great-grandchildren, Tyson Hostetler and Riley Miller of Somerset, Alexis Mercedes and Caiden Ravenscroft of Romney, and Tommy Llewellyn of McCoole. He is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Miller and husband Perry of Westernport, and Helen Ravenscroft of Frostburg; his sister-in-law, Lila Plum of Piedmont, W.Va.; and life long friends, Herbert and Elaine Koch of Oakland; and other treasured family and friends. Frank was a 1948 graduate of Bruce High School. He served in the Army from 1948 to 1951 in Korea and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Kelly-Mansfield Post 52, American Legion in Piedmont. He worked for the Upper Potomac Television Company as a service repairman. He retired from the Westvaco Corporation with 27 years of service. He received Christ as his Savior as a young boy while attending the First Baptist Church in Westernport, where he served the Lord for many years. He was a faithful member of the Westernport United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling for many years and spending time with his family. The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont on Friday, March 4. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Cowen officiating. Interment will follow at Philos Cemetery, Westernport. “A good man leaves everyone he meets feeling a little bit better than they did before. He’s a pleasure to be around, an inspiration in good times and bad, a gift for all seasons."
The Cumberland Times-News, March 2, 2011
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015


 

 
 

 

RAVENSCROFT, John F.

McCoole, Md., April 7 – John F. Ravenscroft, 75, retired merchant, died at his home earlier today, after an illness of a week.  He was a native of Dawson, this county, and had resided here for 37 years.  Surviving are one son, Floyd, and one daughter, Mrs. James B. Sample, both of McCoole.  He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Bolen, Cumberland; Mrs. C.A. Robinson and Mrs. May McKenzie, McCoole, and Mrs. Samuel  Robinson, Cresaptown.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Keyser, W.Va., with burial in Queen’s Point Cemetery. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, April 7, 1932
(Courtesy of Mike McKenzie)
Posted June 13, 2014




RAVENSCROFT, Lois Reed

Westernport, MD. -- Lois Reed Ravenscroft, 65, formerly of Stoney Run Road, and most recently of Moran Manor Nursing Home, passed away Friday June 12, 2009 at the nursing home. Born November 27, 1943 in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Frank G. and Agnes M. (Riley) Ravenscroft. Her sister, Betty Lambert, also preceded her in death. Lois was a 1961 graduate of Bruce High School. She was a homemaker. She leaves behind a brother, Frank Ravenscroft JR and wife Virginia of Westernport, two sisters, Phyllis Miller and husband Perry of Westernport, and Helen C. Ravenscroft of WMHS Nursing Center, Frostburg, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Carl Cowan officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport..
Mineral Daily News-Tribune (WV) - June 15, 2009
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

 

Name: Marjorie E. (Fazenbaker) Ravenscroft, 80, of Markleysburg, PA

Parents: Henry L. and Dorothy (Bittinger) Fazenbaker

DOB: April 28, 1923, in Frostburg, MD

DOD: Friday, April 9, 2004, at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA

Spouse: Stanley M. Ravenscroft

Predeceased by: parents; husband; brothers, Raymond and John Fazenbaker

Survived by: sons, Roy, Virgil, Bobby and wife Kathy, Ray and wife Brenda, Jim and wife Donna, Kenny and wife Roselle, Owen and wife; daughters, Mary and husband Blair, Joyce and husband Eddie, Barb, Connie and husband Derek; sisters, Clarabelle King and Helen Friend and husband Okie

Burial: April 12, 2004, Bittinger Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014


RAVENSCROFT, Mrs. Martha Ellen McGowan

Mrs Martha Ravenscroft, aged 78, mother of former State Senator, Robert A Ravenscroft, Accident, Garrett Co, surveyor of the port of Baltimore for a number of years, died early Thursday morning on her farm near Dawson, this county, from pneumonia.  Besides Dr Ravenscroft, who is a prominent physician and Republican politician, she is survived by two other sons, Dr Webb Ravenscroft, Oakland and Roland at home and the following daughters: Mrs W E Langsford, Keyser, W Va; Mrs Annie Staup, Lonaconing; Mrs Carrie Grove, Westernport and Mrs Martha Yonkers, Little Orleans, this county.  Her husband, Roland B Ravenscroft also survives.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev A Hart McKinley, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Keyser, W Va in charge.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, March 4, 1921, pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 16, 2014


RAVENSCROFT, Mrs. Maude VanMeter

KEYSER, W. Va. — Mrs. Maude Ravenscroft, 75, wife of Robert Ravenscroft, 71 West Piedmont Street, died Sunday at her home. Mrs. Ravenscroft was born July 9, 1882, a daughter of the late Isaac and Hanna (McKenzie) VanMeter. Surviving besides her husband, are five children, Mrs. Margaret Lee, Carlton and Lester Ravenscroft, all of Keyser; Cecil Ravenscroft, Baltimore, and Mrs. Evelyn Davis, Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Swaner, Ridgeley; Mrs. Bessie Ross, Midland, and Mrs. Grace Williams, Keyser; five brothers, Cleveland and Wilbur VanMeter, both of Cumberland; Vernon and Stanley VanMeter, both of Ridgeley, and John VanMeter, Luke; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home, where the services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Charles Paskel, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Queens Point Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 10, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 27, 2012




 

Mary Jane Swauger Ravenscroft

RAVENSCROFT, Mrs. Mary Jane Swauger

Lonaconing, Md., Sept. 3 — Mrs. Mary Jane (Swauger) Ravenscroft, 70, widow of John Thomas Ravenscroft, died yesterday at 1:10 a. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Gardner, Charlestown, where she had been staying for six weeks. Her body was removed to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Joseph Robertson, Midland. She was a native of Garrett county, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Swauger. Other surviving children are Ralph, Walter, and Wilson Ravenscroft, Midland; Ferd and Allen Ravenscroft, Lonaconing; and Oscar Ravenscroft, Gilmore. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Jenkins, Belington, W. Va.; Mrs. Annie Matthews, Thomas, W. Va.; Mrs. Dessie Junkins, Kitzmiller, Md.; and four brothers, Richard, William and Casper Swauger, Grantsville, and Gurnie Swauger, Salisbury.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 3, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


RAVENSCROFT, Robert Newton
 
KEYSER - Robert Newton Ravenscroft, 86, died Wednesday in the Dellbrook Nursing Home in Riverton, Va. Born at Dawson, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Dayton) Ravenscroft. He held membership in Grace Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Cutter, formerly of Keyser and now of Riverton, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Evelyn Davis, Detroit; three sons, Carl and Lester Ravenscroft, Keyser, and Cecil Ravenscroft, Baltimore; a brother, Roland Ravenscroft, Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Spotts, Keyser; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Kenneth Watkins, pastor of the Grace Church. Burial will be in Queen’s Point Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening Times; Friday, February 2, 1962; page 20.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 31, 2014



RAVENSCROFT, Mrs. Rose B. McKenzie

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Rose B. Ravenscroft, 78, of 460 Killiea Road, Akron, Ohio, died December 30, in St. Thomas Hospital, there, following a long illness. Born in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (McKenzie) McKenzie. She had resided in the Akron area 25 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith Starkey, Akron; four brothers, John McKenzie, Akron; James McKenzie, Staunton, Va., and Leonard McKenzie and Thomas McKenzie, both of Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Pursley, Akron, and Mrs. Dorothy Stott, Frostburg; one granddaughter and five great-grandchildren. Mass and interment were held in Akron, Saturday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009



RAVENSCROFT, Thomas

Mr. Thomas Ravenscroft died at his home in McCoole, Tuesday, January 16, 1912, aged about 70 years. He was buried at the Dayton Cemetery Thursday. He had been in poor health for years. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of the late Rev. Roland Dayton, and six children, four daughters and two sons.
Keyser Tribune, January 19, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

 

RAWLINGS, Mrs. Caroline V. Haberlein

Mrs. Caroline V. Rawlings, 86, Pinto, a retired Allegany County school teacher, died yesterday in the County Infirmary where she had been a patient one month. Mrs. Rawlings was a former teacher and principal at Shaft School and her last assignment was at Cresaptown School. A native of Frostburg, she had resided in Pinto for the past 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Knatz Haberlein. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg. Mrs. Rawlings is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband, Herbert S. Rawlings, died in 1952. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home. Services Thursday; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 


RAWLINGS, (infant) Elwood

Death of an Infant
Elwood, the bright little infant son of A.L.Rawlings, died last evening about 8:45 o'clock, aged three years and two months. Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings have the sympathy of their friends in their sad affliction. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Rawlings, No. 119 N. Centre street.
Published April 9, 1885 in THE CUMBERLAND DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on Page 4, Col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 18, 2015

RAWLINGS, (infant) Elwood

Funeral of Mr. Rawling's Child
The funeral services over the remains of the infant son of Mr. A. L. Rawlings, whose death was noted in the Times of yesterday, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mr. Rawlings' residence on North Centre street. There were a number of floral tributes, the most prominent being a pillow of choicest white flowers, from Mr. Charles F. Stieff, of Baltimore, who ordered the same by telegraph yesterday from our florist, Mr. F. X. Millman.

Published April 10, 1885 in CUMBERLAND DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on Page 1, Col. 5.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 18, 2015

 


 RAWLINGS, Miss Harriett Levina

RAWLINGS  MD - Harriett Levina Rawlings was born January 18, 1833, and died March 15, 1912, near Ridgeville, aged 79 years, 1 month and 27 days. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Rawlings. She joined the M. E. church in early life and remained a true and devoted member till the final summons came. Her life from childhood to the end was one above reproach, and lived in such a manner that her memory exist only as that of a kind and true lady.
Keyser Tribune, June 21, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


RAY, John Boylan

John Boylan Ray, another old resident of Scotch nativity, is dead at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Harper, at Harpersvllle. Mr. Ray passed away at 6 a. m. yesterday morning. Deceased was born in Glasgow a little over 74 years ago. He came to this country in 1870, finding employment in the mines hereabouts. About fifteen years ago he left the mine because of physical disability, and opened a grocery store on Buck Hill, a business he conducted until a few weeks ago. Mr. Ray leaves the following children: Mrs. William Harper, Mrs. William Burton, Republican City, Neb.; Mrs. Douglas Truly, Midlothian; Mrs. John B. McGee, of Morgantown, W. Va., and sons, William and Robert, of Meyersdale. The funeral will be at 3 p. m. tomorrow, with services at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Harper residence by Rev. A. C. Thomson and choir. Interment in Old Coney Cemetery.  
The Evening Times, Cumberland, March 28, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2011
 


RAYBECK, Mrs. Clara Frazee

Mrs. Clara Frazee Raybeck, 45 year old wife of Samuel Raybeck died this morning at 5:30 o'clock at her home at Confluence. The deceased had been in poor health for some time past and last Saturday morning her son, James found her lying on the kitchen floor in an unconscious condition. She partially regained consciousness but was unable to talk. Mrs. Raybeck was born at Frazee's Ridge, near Confluence, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frazee, (Andrew Jackson and Sarah (Price) Frazee, the latter deceased. She had spent the greater part of her life at Confluence and was held in high esteem by her wide circle of friends. In addition to her husband she is survived by two children, Mrs.(Sybil) David McClain, Ohiopyle, and James, at home, her father, (Andrew Jackson) Jack Frazee, Connellsville, and two sisters, Mrs.(Lillie May Frazee) Duke, Ligonier and Mrs. (Anna Laura Frazee) William (Walter) Frazee, Confluence. Mrs. Raybeck was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Confluence, always taking a great interest in the church work. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock.
The Daily Courier; March 18, 1920
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted August 2, 2014


RAYMOND, Mrs. Ida Dahl

MEYERSDALE, Pa., Feb. 10 — Mrs. Ida (Dahl) Raymond, 59, died Friday at her home on, Olinger street. She was sticken fatally while sitting on a chair. Mrs. Raymond was born here and lived in this community her entire life. She was a daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Roman) Dahl. Surviving are her husband, Frederick Raymond, and these nine children: Carl, Akron; George, Pontiac, Mich.; John, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Catherine Bennett, New York City; Mrs. Mary Kerr, Cumberland, Md.; Margie, registered nurse in New York; Daniel, Joseph and William, all at home. There are  fifteen grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. The deceased was a sister of Alfred Dahl, North Yakima, Wash.; Clarence, Wilkinsburg, and William and John, both of Meyersdale. She was a member of SS. Philip and James Catholic Church and of the Ladies Guild of the parish. She also was identified with the American Legion Auxiliary. Four sons served in World War II.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

RAYNOR, Floyd R 
 
FROSTBURG — Floyd R. Raynor, 68, of Grahamtown, died Thursday in the Western Maryland State Hospital, Hagerstown. Born at Gilmore, Mr. Raynor was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Karr) Raynor. Surviving are his widow, Naomi (Broadwater) Raynor; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Fazenbaker, Barton; Mrs. Doris Monahan, Midland; and Mrs. Shirley Laudermilk, Baltimore; three sons, Harold Raynor, Cresaptown; Raymond Raynor, Baltimore; and William Raynor, Eckhart; a brother, James Raynor, Gilmore; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Norman E. Haupt with interment in the Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, Friday, April 18, 1975
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

 

 RAYSINGER, Mrs. Mary Maxine Jonosha
 
WESTERNPORT — Mary Maxine Raysinger, 85, formerly of Rock Street, Westernport, and most recently of Loudon, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va. Born May 20, 1925, in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Carl and Adaline N. (Coyle) Jonosha. Her husband, Paul L. Raysinger; a brother, James Carl Jonosha; and two sisters, Lee Ann Jonosha and Janet Angle, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Raysinger was a retired retail manager, having managed the W.T. Grant Co. and also JoAnn Fabrics. She worked during World War II at the Kelly Factory. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Westernport, a member of Victory Unit 155 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Queens Point V.F.W. 6775 Ladies Auxiliary. She leaves behind a son, James C. Raysinger of Loudon; a sister, Eileen Poland of Westernport; and two grandsons, Cody Raysinger of Bremerton, Wash., and Jason Raysinger of Durango, Colo. At her request her body was cremated. There will be no visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at Philos Cemetery, Westernport, on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m. Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, is in charge of arrangements.
The Cumberland Times-News, November 19, 2010
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015

 

RAYSINGER, Paul L. (abridged)

Paul L. Raysinger, 86, of 605 Rock St., Westernport, died Sunday, April 21, 2002 at his residence. Born April 25, 1915 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Ella M. (Davern) Raysinger Sr. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Louis, Lawrence and Joseph Jr. Surviving is his wife, Mary Maxine (Jonosha) Raysinger, one son, James C. Raysinger of Frederick, two grandchildren, Cody J. Raysinger of Bremerton, WA., and Jason C. Raysinger of Durango, CO., two sisters, Rose L. Jackson and Ella M. Raysinger both of Calvert County. He attended public school in Calvert County, Md. and Catholic school in Baltimore. He graduated from grade school at St. Mary Star of the Sea and high school from Calvert Hall College. He retired from Westvaco Corp., having worked in the finishing room. He also retired from the Active Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer (W4) from the 265th Supply Company. During World War II, he served as a Technical Sergeant in the European Theatre of Operations as Chief Artillery Mechanic with the 30th Infantry Division. During the Korean War, he served in Germany. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, having served for several years as an usher, on the finance committee, and parish and area councils. At Mr. Raysingers request, his body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Memorial graveside services will be conducted at Philos Cemetery, Westernport on Friday, April 26th at 10:00 AM, with Father Adam Parker officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at graveside by the combined veterans organizations. Boal Funeral Home, Westernport is in charge of arrangements. Memorials maybe directed to the Western Maryland Health Systems Hospice of Cumberland, the Tri-Towns Rescue Squad or St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - April 23, 2002
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 14, 2015

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