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THARP, Mrs. Emma Koontz
 
Mrs. Emma Thorpe[sic], 76, widow of Vaninear Thorpe[sic], died at her home on Chestnut street this morning, following a paralytic stroke three weeks ago. Mrs. Thorpe[sic] was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, John and William, at home, and four daughters, Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, Eckhart; Mrs. Walter Eickhorn, Mrs. Earl Spitznas and Mrs. Edward Harden, Frostburg. She also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. John Bradley Porter, Mt. Savage.
[Buried at Robeson Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road]*
Cumberland Evening Times, August 18, 1933
(Courtesy of Kim Hotchkiss
/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2013

*listed on Findagrave.com in Percy Cemetery ~ Genie
 
THARP, Mrs. Emma Koontz
 
The funeral of Mrs. Emma Thorpe[sic], aged 76, who died early Friday morning at her late home on Chestnut street, following an illness of three weeks of paralysis, was held from the home Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. William D. Reese, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Percy Cemetery. The flowerbearers were James Harden, Joseph O'Brien, Harold O'Brien, Richard Eickhorn, Robert Spitznas, Charles Harden, grandsons, and Bernard Harden; pallbearers, Walter Eickhorn, Thos. O'Brien, Edgar Harden, grandsons, and Ross Thorpe[sic], George Thorpe[sic] and Walter Thorpe[sic], nephews.
[Buried at Robeson Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road]*
Cumberland Evening Times; August 21, 1933
(Courtesy of Kim Hotchkiss
/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2013

*listed on Findagrave.com in Percy Cemetery ~ Genie


THARP, George William

FROSTBURG - George William Tharp, 60, Borden Mines, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where he was admitted Friday. He had been in ill health for some time. Born in Borden Mines, he was a son of the late William and Mary Kemp Tharp. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, and of LOOM Lodge 348, Frostburg. He was employed as an orderly at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Helen (Folk) Tharp; three sons, Jack, George R. and Thomas Tharp, and two daughters, Mrs. Franklin Yutz and Susan Tharp, all of Borden Mines; two brothers, Truman Tharp, Frostburg; and Walter Tharp; Gilmore; one sister, Mrs. Johnson DeVore, Frostburg, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 18, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010



THARP, Harry

Harry Tharp, 82, of Hyndman, died Sunday morning at the Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hyndman RD 1 Aug. 25, 1898, the son of William and Jane (Emerick) Tharp. He is survived by his wife, Ardelia (Divelbiss) Tharp, and by four daughters: Mrs. Mildred Smith, of Hyndman; Mrs. Helen Turner, Manns Choice RD l; Mrs. Eleanor Waugerman, Buffalo Mills RD l; and Mrs. Shirley Roberson, Cumberland. Mr. Tharp is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Tharp, Hyndman; 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a lifetime resident of Hyndman and a retired Chessie System engineer. He was a member of the Hyndman Lodge F and AM 589, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers No. 50, and a member of the Harrisburg Consistory 32nd Degree AASR. Funeral services will be held at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Stamper officiating. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 21, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010

 


THARP, Mrs. Julia C. Rupp

Frostburg - Mrs. Julia C. Tharp, 79, of 40 Frost Village, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, where she had been admitted July 23. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Nicholson) Rupp. Her husband, Truman Tharp, died in 1962. She is survived by two sons, Carl Tharp and Ralph Tharp, Frostburg; two daughters, Virginia Butler, Grantsville, and Miss Elizabeth Tharp, at home; 16 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted here tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Leonard B. Ranson will officiate and interment will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Steele, Ralph Lapp, John Lapp, Robert Lapp, Robert Johnson and Ronald Tharp.
The Cumberland News, July 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)

 


 

THARP, Mrs. Mary Kemp

Frostburg - Mrs. Mary (Kemp) Tharp, 86, Borden Mines, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient six months. The widow of William U. Tharp, she was a member of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church. Surviving are three sons, Truman Tharp, Frostburg; Walter Tharp, Gilmore, and George Tharp, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Devore, Eckhart, and four brothers, John and William Kemp, Frostburg; George Kemp, LaVale, and Fred Kemp, New York City. Rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence by Rev. George R. Wehler, pastor of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 17, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 

 

THARP, Truman Irvin

FROSTBURG - Truman Irvin Tharp, 76, of 128 Wood Street, died yesterday. Besides his widow, Mrs. Julia (Rupp) Tharp, he is survived by two sons, Carl and Ralph Tharp, both of Frostburg; two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Tharp, at home, and Mrs. Virginia Butler, Accident; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth DeVore, Frostburg, and a brother, Walter Tharp, Shaft. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 26, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 


THARP, Tyson R.

FROSTBURG — Tyson R. "Big T" Tharp, 54, of Frostburg, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at the WMHS-Braddock Campus. Born Dec. 12, 1954 in Frostburg, Tyson was the son of Jack and Virginia (Dickey) Tharp of Frosburg. Tyson was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Tharp. Mr. Tharp was the president of The Finishing Line, Inc., Frostburg, where he was co-owner and operator with his long-time friend, Larry Guthrie. Tyson was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 348, Frostburg. He loved being on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed camping in his motor coach. In addition to his parents, Tyson is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan (Blacker) Tharp; one son, Jason Tharp at home; one daughter, Heather Mallow and husband Justin of Frostburg; one granddaughter, Jalyssa Durst of Grantsville; one brother, George Tharp and wife Sue of Meyerstown, Pa.; two nieces; and five very special friends whom were thought of as family, Lorrie Dunn, Mike and Kendra Kenney, Nathan Youngblood and Jamie McGreevey. Mr. Tharp was cremated in accordance with his wishes. A memorial service will be conducted at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Penick officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family who will donate the collected funds to a cancer research foundation of their choice in memory of Big T.
Cumberland Times-News, August 31, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010



THARP, Vaninear
 
A miner named Vanear[sic] Tharp, and employed by the Consolidation Coal Company, was killed in Eckhart mine, Saturday morning, while at work. Mr. Tharp[sic] was at work fixing the switch on the heading which led to his room, when the overhead coal gave away and knocked down a crossbar, which fell across Mr. Tharp's[sic] neck, who was at that time in a stooping position, breaking his neck which caused instand death.
[Buried at Robeson Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road]*
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD.; November 4, 1895
(Courtesy of Kim Hotchkiss
/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2013

*listed on Findagrave.com in Percy Cemetery ~ Genie
 
THARP, Vaninear
 
Mr. Renard Parker and his wife are here to attend the funeral of her brother, Van Tharp, who was killed in Hoffman mine, Saturday morning.
[Buried at Robeson Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road]*
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD.; November 4, 1895
(Courtesy of Kim Hotchkiss
/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2013

*listed on Findagrave.com in Percy Cemetery ~ Genie
 
THARP, Vaninear
 
Vaninear Tharp, of Borden mine, was killed by a fall of roof coal and timber in Eckhart mine last Saturday. He[sic] neck was broken. A wife and eight children are distressed by the sad event.
[Buried at Robeson Cemetery on Pea Ridge Road]*
Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, MD.; November 9, 1895
(Courtesy of Kim Hotchkiss/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2013

*listed on Findagrave.com in Percy Cemetery ~ Genie


 

THAYER, Dr. Abel H.

GRAFTON  - This city lost one of her foremost citizens in the death of Dr. A. H. Thayer, who died at his home on Thayer Hill yesterday morning at 8:15 of Brights Disease. Dr. Thayer had just passed his 70th birthday last Sunday at his home. Throughout his life Dr. Thayer was a man of vigor and action. He was a soldier of the Civil War, having served as an Army surgeon throughout the war. Since the time of the war he has been the physician for the B&O RR serving all the years without intermission. He was one of Grafton's most skillful physicians and surgeons.
Keyser Tribune, September 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

THAYER, Dr. Abel H.

Dr. Abel Thayer is dead at his home at Grafton, W. Va., aged 70 years. He was a native of Garrett County, Md. He studied medicine at the Winchester Medical College and University of Md. He began practice in Webster, W. Va. He was a surgeon of the Sixth W. Va. Cavalry in the Union army.
Keyser Tribune, September 20, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010


THAYER, Ralph

The Republican - Jan. 18, 1894 - Death of Mr. Ralph Thayer, the Oldest Citizen of Oakland --
Mr. Ralph Thayer, the oldest citizen of Oakland and  one of the earliest settlers of Garrett county died at his residence in Oakland on Saturday afternoon of a complication of diseases.
The following short sketch of the life of the deceased is taken from the Oakland correspondence of the Cumberland News:
"At the time of his death Mr. Thayer had attained the ripe age of nearly eighty-nine years, and was the oldest citizen of Oakland. He was born on the first of September, 1805, in Northampton county, Massachusetts. When the deceased was about twelve years of age his parents came to Western Maryland, traveling all the way in wagons, for there were no railroads in those days. In 1818 Stephen Thayer, father of the deceased, with his family, settled at what is now known as the Spiker farm, about two miles from Oakland, on the Aurora road. There he reared a family of eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. Of these only three are now living, Eliza Dixon, Elk Garden, W. Va.; Helen Ashby, wife of William Ashby, and Mariah, wife of John L. Browning. The last two live near Oakland. Even in his boyhood days the subject of this sketch was ambitious, and at the ageof 21 years left the farm and went to Addison, Pennsylvania, where he secured a position as clerk in the store of Hunt & Darr(?)all. He remained there until 1839, when he married Mary Migchell and returned to Maryland and commenced merchandising at Selbysport on his own account. Immediately after his return to Maryland he was elected a member of the House of Delegates and served in that body during the memorable session of 1840. Mr. Thayer had a most wonderful memory, which was unimpaired to the day of his death. After the close of the session of the legislature in which he served he kept trace of the other members and could tell the subsequent history of each. He remarked only a few weeks ago that he was the last surviving member of the House of 1840. After his return from Annapolis he continued the business of the (several words not legible) and during the whole of that period filled the office of postmaster. "In 1863, he came to Oakland and continued from that time, to reside here. He was, during the days of reconstruction following the war, connected with the office of internal revenue. He was also census enumerator in 1870. For ten years next preceding President Cleveland's first term, he served as postmaster at Oakland. Since that time he has not been actively engaged in business. Mr. Thayer was always a prominent figure in his community,and no man in this section was more intimately connected with the history of this locality than he. As a public official he was honest, efficient and faithful to every trust which was committed to his care. In policies he was an uncompromising Republican. For more than fifty years he was an upright and consistent member of the M. E. Church and died in the faith in which he lived.
"As a neighbor he was always kind and considerate and had a very large circle of intimate friends. To his immediate family he was most affectionate and I have rarely, if ever, seen a stronger attachment between father and children than that which existed between the deceased and his sons and daughters. He leaves two daughters and four sons surviving him, who have the sympathy of the entire community in the hour of this "their great affliction."
"Full of honors, full of years, surrounded by his family and friends the old patriarch passed away. Like Enoch of old he walked with God, and was not, for God took him."' The funeral of the deceased occurred on Monday from St. Paul's M. E. Church, and notwithstanding the inclement weather the funeral was oneof the largest ever witnessed in Oakland. The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Kepler assisted by Drs. Alexander and Ison and Rev. John M. Davis. The active pall-bearers were Messrs. D. H. Loar, Geo. M. Mason, Thomas J. Peddicord, Geo. M. Bosley, Dr. A. Wagner, and ex-Senator R. T.  Browning. The interment was made in Odd Fellows' cemetery.
 Note: John Lynn Browning  married Maria Thayer, daughter of Stephen Thayer and Martha Packard.  She died in Thayerville. 
A brother of Maria, Ralph Thayer belonged to the M.E. Church.
The Republican, Oakland, Garrett Co., MD.; Jan. 18, 1894
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted June 8, 2013

 
THAYER, Ralph
 
The Republican - Jan. 25, 1894 - Death of a Pioneer--
In the recent death of Mr. Ralph Thayer at Oakland Garrett county has lost one of its most widely known and highly respected citizens. Mr. Thayer was the last link which bound these closing years of the 19th century to its opening. Having been born in Massachusetts in 1805 he had listened to stirring tales of the days of "76" from the lips of those who had participated in them--his grandfather, Captain Abel Thayer, having been one of General Gates officers and taken an active part in the battle of Saratoga and others. Mr. Thayer's memory was something phenomenal. He could quote poems he had not read for nearly 50 years and after the lapse of 77 years he recalled and wrote out in a firm clear hand the route his father and his two uncles, Murray and Job Thayer, pursued when they emigrated from Massachusetts to Maryland about 1816. Starting from Northhampton in December they came across Connecticut, passing through Litchfield, which was then the largest town in the state; from there to Fishvile. N. Y., where they crossed the Hudson to Newburg; then through Western New Jersey, crossing the Delaware at Easton, Pa., through Reading, Carlisle and Harrisburg where the Susquehanna was crossed and after passing through Shippensburg, Hancock, Cumberland,Cresaptow and Westernport, "Yough Glades" was reached the 22nd of February. Land was purchased, a home built and orchard planted and the family of nine sturdy New England boys and girls set to work to hew out a home in the wilderness, 2-1/2 miles from the present site of Oakland on what is now known as the "Abraham Spiker place," on the Aurora road. At that time their nearest neighbors were the Rhineharts, 4 miles away, who lived where Sunnyside P. O. stands. There too was the nearest school house. The first log church stood on the site of the old cemetery on the Totten place and the first postoffice was in a log cabin at the same place kept by Isaac McCarty and was known as Yough Glades P.O. In those days the whole of what now is Garrett county did not contain half as many inhabitants as the town of Oakland to-day. One could ride 20 miles and never see a house or a human being. Then the scream of a panther or the howl of the wolf was heard in the silent watches of the night. Bears and deer were more plentiful than pheasants are today. Everyone made their own sugar from the maples nature had so lavishly supplied; they raised flax and from it spun and wove table cloths, towels, tickings and summer clothing. All the wool then carded, spun and woven by hand. Roads were but little better than bridle paths and salt was brought on pack horses from Cumberland and the Big Kanawha salt works. The nearest doctor was at Cumberland, 50 miles away. The only store stood near the present site of the historic Red House and was kept by a man named Caston. Dry goods were hauled from Baltimore and Alexandria and calico was 50 cents per yard. The site of Oakland was first called "Slab Town," from one of Mr. Thayer's uncles having built a grist mill there of slabs about 1824. Mr. Thayer's mother died in 1865 leaving 136 descendants. She often told of having seen the British "red coats" march through Boston. She carried a scar to her grave which she received during the Revolutionary war.  She had seven daughters who were said to have been the prettiest girls, the most graceful dancers and the best cooks in Western Maryland long years ago. In those days a wedding was a great event and people came for 30 miles around and made merry for three or four days. Six of the daughters married and reared numerous families, many of whom are among Garrett county's most substantial citizens. In early life Mr. Thayer kept store in Garrett. His goods were purchased  from Hamilton Easter and hauled by wagons a distance of nearly 250 miles. In 1840 he represented Allegany in the legislature. He was postmaster at Oakland for 10 or 12 years. In all the relations of life he was an upright christian gentleman and we shall not soon look upon his like again.
The Republican, Oakland, Garrett Co., MD.; Jan. 25, 1894
(Courtesy of Mary Ann Frazee McCague)
Posted June 8, 2013 


 

THEIS, Lance Cpl. Freddie E.

A former Cumberland young man was killed in action May 24 while serving with the U.S Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was Lance Corporal Freddie E. Theis, 20, son of Frederick W. and Loyola (Klosterman) Theis, 1324 Warwick Road, Ashtabula, Ohio. The Theis family resided on Cresap Drive before moving to Ohio in 1950. Born in Cumberland, the young Marine had been serving in Vietnam four and a half months. He graduated from Harbor High School in Ashtabula in 1964, and was employed by the Star Beacon there prior to entering the service. Also surviving besides his parents is a brother, Dale Theis at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilber R. Theis Sr., of Cumberland, are an aunt and uncle. The body will be returned to the Ross Funeral Home in Ashtabula.
The Cumberland News, Friday, June 2, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010



 

THEIS, Frederick Wilbert

Frederick Wilbert Theis, 49, Ashtabula. Ohio, and a former resident of Bowling Green, this city, died today there. Mr. Theis was born in Pittsburgh and was a graduate of Allegany High School in 1940. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Leola (Klosterman) Theis; his mother, Margaret Theis; a son, Dale Theis, Ashtabula, and a brother, Wilbur R. Theis, LaVale.
Cumberland Evening Times,  Monday, December 20, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009

Name: Margaret Edwards Theis, 103
 
Parents: John and Emily (Richards) Edwards
 
DOB: July 28, 1900, in Pittsburgh, PA
 
DOD: Wednesday, September 4, 2003, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, MD
 
Spouse: Wilbert Theis, Sr.
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, Frederick Theis
 
Survived by: son, Wilbert Theis, Jr., and wife Mary Lou Theis, LaVale, MD
 
Burial: September 7, 2003, Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014


 

THIEL, Grace M. Shockey

Grace M. (Shockey) Thiel, 85, Sipesville, died May 31, 2007, at The Patriot, Somerset. Born April 17, 1922, in Milford Township. Preceded in death by mother, Cordilla (Shockey) Tipton; stepfather, James R. Tipton; sisters, Thelma and Lois; and brothers, Charles and Jacob. Survived by husband of 56 years, Clifford E.; daughter, Linda, married to Terry Surgoine, Gray; son, Roy I., married to Mary Funk, Rowlesburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Donald Messer, Mildred Gansor, Tressa Moats, Eugene Thiel and Sandra Thiel; and 14 great-grandchildren. Sister of Harold, and wife, Shirley, Ohio; Edith, and husband, Frank Morgan, Somerset; Emma, and husband, Ronald Stanfield, Ohio; and Barbara Tipton, Florida. Member of Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Somerset Pike. Retired employee of former Dorfman and Hoffman Garment Factory. Formerly helped husband, Clifford, with the family cattle breeding service. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Main Street, Boswell, where a service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dennis L. Doebler officiating. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown. Memorial donations may be given to Christ Casebeer Church, 10377 Somerset Pike, Somerset, PA 15501.
Somerset Daily American, Thursday, May 31, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010


THOERIG, Miss Beulah A.

"MT. SAVAGE - Miss Beulah A. Thoerig, 55, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted on March 6.  Miss Thoerig was born in Mt. Savage, a daughter of Mrs. Harriett (Jenkins) Thoerig and the late William F. Thoerig.  She was an employe of the Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and of Local 1874, Textile Workers of America.  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include three sisters, Mrs. Norman Boore of here; Mrs. Kenneth Werner, Cresaptown and Mrs. Clarence Rice, Novi, Mich.; three brothers, Theodore and James Thoerig of here and John Thoerig, Akron, Ohio.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and. 7 to 9 p. m. The Litany for the Departed will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  A service will  be conducted Saturday 10:30 a. m. at St. George's Episcopal Church by Rev. William E. McGrew. Interment will be in the church cemetery."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland, Thur 7 Apr 1966
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 20, 2012




THOERIG, Mrs. Harriett Jenkins

"MT. SAVAGE- Mrs. Harriett A. Thoerig, 79, died yesterday after an illness of several years.  Born in Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Gertha (Caleasser) Jenkins.  Her husband, William T. Thoerig, preceded her in death.  A daughter, Miss Beulah Thoerig, died April 5.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Rosanna Boore, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Frances Werner, Cresaptown; and Mrs. Harriett Rice, Novi, Mich.; three sons, Theodore and James F. Thoerig, Mt. Savage, and John Thoerig, Akron. Ohio; brothers, Joseph and James Jenkins, Mt. Savage; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where the litany for the departed will be read today at 8 p.m. Friends will be received from 2 until 4 until and 7 until 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted tomorrow 10 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, of which she was a member. Rev. Wm. E. McGrew will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland 20 May 1966
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 20, 2012



THOMAS, A. L.

A. L. Thomas age 27 years April 9th 1902.
Oldest son of Joseph B. Thomas. A young man of much promise. He was a steam engineer and had charge of a stationary engine at Eckhart. A steady industrious prosperous young man. His untimely death a sad blow to those to whom he was most endeared and a loss to the community. Council No 1012 Royal Arcuanum paid widow of A.L. Thomas $3,000. He had been a member one year. Had paid assessments of less than $19.
about 9 April 1902; no source noted
(Courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Posted June 14, 2011 




THOMAS, Mrs. Angie P. Rowlands

ECKHART — Mrs. Angie P. Thomas, 75, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, following a lingering illness. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Angie (Smith) Rowlands. Her husband, Clarence Thomas, preceded her in death. She was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church, the Women's Society of the church, Clarysville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary, Eckhart Homemakers Club, and was branch chairman in Eckhart of Allegany County Chapter American Red Cross for 40 years. Surviving are two sons, Fred Thomas, Frostburg, and Robert Thomas, Eckhart; two daughters, Mrs. Dona Jean LaRue, LaVale, and Mrs. Olive Williams, Mt. Savage; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Giordano and Mrs. Blanche Lyte, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Maude Shindler, Michigan; one brother, John Rowlands, California; two grandsons, whom she reared, Fred Thomas, with the Marines in Hawaii, and Robert Thomas, Hyattsville; 16 other grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Eckhart Methodist Church Thursday at 2 p. m. Rev. David Clark and Rev. Robert Kitchen will officiate. Interment will be in Eckhart Methodist Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
The Cumberland News, July 3, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


 THOMAS, Mrs. Ann Davies

Mrs. Ann Thomas, aged 87, wife of the late Philip Thomas, died at 8:15 o'clock, Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jane Schutz, Spring Street.  The aged woman fell down stairs two months ago while attending the funeral of her nephew, James Thomas, on Green Street and last Thursday morning, while wandering around her bedroom, fell out the window, concussion of the brain and a fractured leg resulting.  Mrs. Thomas was a native of Wales.  The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Henry Spitznas, Mt. Savage, Mrs. Thomas G. Reese, Cleveland Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Everline, Corrigansville, and Mrs. John Schutz, Frostburg.  The funeral will be held at 1 pm. Tuesday from the Congregational Church, Rev. W. D. Reese of Zion Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Allegany cemetery.
Taken from the Cumberland Evening Times; 1/20/1918
(Courtesy of great-granddaughter Lois Everline Hopkins, Delaware)

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THOMAS, Mrs. Anna Lee Timney

Barton - Anna Lee Thomas, 69, of Laurel Run Rd., Barton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 3, 3007, surrounded by her family and friends at WMHS-Memorial Campus, Cumberland. Born April 1, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John A. and the late Ruth (Gentry) Timney. Her husband, in 1975, Charles E. Thomas; a friend, Russell R. Jones; a son, Charles Scott Thomas; and a son-in-law, Dan A. Sloan, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Thomas retired from Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Ann was also the rural route mail carrier for the Barton area for many years. During her retirement years she enjoyed house and dog sitting for some very special friends, Steve and Mary Ann Bloom. Ann was loved by everyone that knew her and will be sadly missed. She leaves behind two sons, Randy E. Thomas and wife Katherine of Gilmore and Perry W. Thomas and Pam Barnhart of Barton; a daughter, Mysty "Pixie" Sloan of Lonaconing and Jeff Porter of Frostburg; her very special companion of 23 years, Michael Miller; and her preciaous dog, B.B. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy and Shanna Thomas, Scott and Mallory Thomas, Danny, Dawn, Natalie, Marcie, Billy and Katie Sloan, and Emily Thomas; two sisters, Donna Jean Phillips and husband Mac and Joyce Blackburn; one brother, John W. Timney and wife Shirley; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Boal Chapel on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. with Father Rick Morley officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Moscow Mills. A celebration of Ann's life will be held at the Baron Rod and Gun Club after the funeral service.
Cumberland Times-News; about 3 June 2007
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 27, 2012



 THOMAS, Arthur Baker

Lonaconing, Jan. 23 - The body of Arthur Baker Thomas, aged 53, Union street, was found in George's Creek about 11 a.m. today at a point not far from West Main street. The discovery was made by Dale Lyden. It is said that investigating officers found no evidence of foul play. A son of Mrs. Effie Baker Thomas, he is survived by three children, Raymond G., William B., and Marjorie, all at home; and one sister, Mrs. G. Kear Hosken, Frostburg, from whose home funeral services will be held Monday afternoon.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 24, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 

THOMAS, Arthur Baker

Lonaconing, Jan. 27—Funeral services for Arthur Baker Thomas, 53, of Union street, who was found dead in Georges Creek Saturday at noon, were conducted Monday afternoon at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. G. Kear Hosken, Frostburg, with the Rev. C. B. Jones, pastor of the First English Baptist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were Harry Bittner, James Elias, Howard Ward, James Kenny, Thomas Price and George Jeffrey. Interment was in Allegany Cemetery, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 27, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 



THOMAS, Benjamin

Mr. Benjamin Thomas, aged 40, a well known citizen of town, died last evening at the home of Mrs. Louisa Wambaugh, on Taylor street, after several weeks' illness from enlargement of the liver. He was perhaps as well known as any citizen in the town, having had a perculiar fad for politics, and was always active (in his way) in the political campaigns of the county and state. His remains have been removed to the home of his brother, Mr. Alex. Thomas on Bowery street, from which place the funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2 o'clock. He is survived by two brothers and one sister, all living in town: Thomas J. and Alex, and Mrs. D. W. Kalbaugh.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, February 24, 1908
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2011



THOMAS, Mr. Benjamin

Mr. Benjamin Thomas, a former resident of this county, died at his home in Meyersdale, Pa., Sunday, after an extended illness consequent upon his advanced age. He was 81 years of age. Mr. Thomas was a native of England, and had been in this country since early life. He was mine foreman at the Ecekhart mines for many years, and later was mine foreman at old Bowery Furnace mine, when the iron furnace was in full blast. Later he went to Meyersdale and was in the employ of Shaw brothers for a time, and then he leased some coal lands and was an independent operator for years. He was a competent coal man and with shrewd business abilities, he amassed considerable money and property. He was a consistent Christian, a member of the English Baptist Church of  this place and in Eckhart for many years, but in Meyersdale he affiliated with the M. E. Church, as there was no English Baptist society in that place. He is survived by the following children: Mr. Charles Thomas, McKeesport, Pa.; Miss Fannie Thomas, teacher in the Female High School, Chicago, Illinois; Miss Sarah Thomas, Miss Grace Thomas, Miss Nell Thomas, all of Meyersdale. The funeral will be held from the First English Baptist Church in Frostburg, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. C. Allard officiating. Interment will be made in Allegany Cemetery. Friends desiring to attend the funeral will meet at the church.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, May 3, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009


THOMAS, Brison Leon

MCHENRY — Brison Leon "Rusty" Thomas, 68, of McHenry, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born Sept. 12, 1940, at Gormania, W.Va., he was the son of the late Samuel Jackson and Burnice Josephine (Baer) Thomas. He was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Crowe. Mr. Thomas was a dairy farmer. He was a Charter member of the North American Hunting Club, a member of Youghiogheny River Advisory Board and Elizabeth Hoye Open Door Chapel. He received the Woodmen of the World Farmer of the Year Award in 2007. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Rexrode) Thomas; two sons, Samuel Charles Thomas and wife Victoria and Timothy Edward Thomas and wife Paula, all of McHenry; one daughter, Josephine Marie Checchia and husband Urbano A., of Oakland; one brother, Samuel Jackson Thomas, of Accident; and one sister, Jean Johnson, of Oakland. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident (McHenry), on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at 1:30 pm with the Rev. Dana Umbel officiating. Interment will be in Sang Run Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News, February 20, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 


THOMAS, Calvin John

Eckhart, Md., April 9 — Calvin John Thomas, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thomas, died early this morning after a month's illness of heart trouble. He was a student at Beall Hlgh School, Frostburg, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, here. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, Frederick, Robert and David, and two sisters, Olive and Donna O. Thomas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 9, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

THOMAS, Calvin John

Frostburg, April 11 — The funeral of Calvin John Thomas, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thomas, of Eckhart, who died Tuesday from heart trouble, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., at the Eckhart Methodist Episcopal Church.  Rev. J. Wesley Webb, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Eckhart
cemetery.

The Cumberland Evening Times, April 11, 1935
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010



THOMAS, Charles Edward

HYNDMAN — Charles Edward Thomas, 87, died this morning at his home in Greenpoint, RD 1, Cumberland. Born at Buffalo Mills, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Lehman) Thomas. Twice married, he was preceded in death by both wives, Mrs. Louise (May) Thomas and Mrs. Lillie (Leydig) Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a member of Park Place Methodist Church. Surviving are four sons, William Thomas, Meyersdale; John Thomas, Somerset; Rev. A. F. Thomas, Saltillo, and Joseph Thomas, Philadelphia, and six daughters, Mrs. Delia Wambaugh, RD 1; Miss Mary Thomas and Mrs. Catherine Lashley, both at home; Mrs. Grace Wahl and Mrs. Nora Darrah, both of Meyersdale, and Mrs. Alverta Waltman, Ellerslie. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Melvin Hughson, pastor of Park Place.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 


THOMAS, Charles Virgil

Charles Virgil Thomas, 40, of 107 Polk Street, died yesterday afternoon in Sacred Heart Hospital, soon after being admitted. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of Mrs. Nancy B. (Workman) Thomas, and the late William R. Thomas. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Red Men. He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. George Butts, Mrs. Selina Shanholtzer, Mrs. Truman Fuller, and Mrs. Maryland Stroup, all of Cumberland, and Mrs. Jack Dudek, Frostburg; three brothers, Casper and James H. Thomas, both of Cumberland, and William P. Thomas, Eckhart. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. by the Rev. Carleton M. Harris, pastor of the Centre Street Methodist Church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 31, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 

THOMAS, Clarence H.

FROSTBURG — Clarence H. Thomas, 55, died at his home in Eckhart early today. He is a son of the late David and Ida (Myers) Thomas. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Angie (Rowlands) Thomas; two daughters, Misses Olive Thomas, at home, and Donna Jean Thomas, a student at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago; two sons, Fred Thomas of Frostburg, and Robert Thomas of Eckhart, and 9 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Miss Datha Thomas and Mrs. Herman Wilson, both of Frostburg; two brothers, Samuel Thomas, Frostburg, and Phillip Thomas, Baltimore. He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. The body will be taken to the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 23, 1952
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010

THOMAS, Clarence H.

Out of town persons attending the funeral of Clarence Thomas, Eckhart, were Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Thomas, Baltimore, Mrs. John Rowlands, Mrs. Fred Lype, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Giardano, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowlands, Mr. and Mrs. John Wengryn, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rowlands, Fred Lype, David, Molly, Virginia and Linda Rowlands, John Wengryn, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Frances Himmelwright of Hedgesville, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 2, 1952
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010



THOMAS, Mrs. Daisy Rosella Custer
 
Barton - Daisy Rosella Thomas, 82, of Legislative Road, Barton, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born at Mill Run on June 29, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Catherine (Clark) Custer. Her husband, James William Thomas, on Aug. 20, 1990, also preceded her in death. Mrs,. Thomas was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. Surviving are three daughters, Karen Dill, Sharpsburg; Mary Boone, Capon Bridge, W.VA.; Patricia Usakowski, Clawson, Mich.; five sons, James W. Thomas Jr., Barton; Charles D. Thomas, Hagerstown; John Myers, Oxford, Mich.; Eugene Myers, Pontiac, Mich.;p and Lester Myers, Attica, Mich.; one brother, Charles Custer, Barton; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harold Malone officiating. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.........(rest is missing)
Cumberland Times-News; 31 March 2001
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 27, 2012


THOMAS, Daniel
 
Carlos, Md., Sept. 14 - Daniel Thomas, a native of South Wales, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer. His body was brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Thomas, Carlos, where also lives another daughter, Mrs. William Brant (or Brent). Mrs. Maggie Chapman, Turtle Creek, Pa., is another daughter. His wife also survives, as do one brother in Pennsylvania and three sisters in Salem. He was a retired miner and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Knights of Malta and the Knights of Pythias.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 14, 1923
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 1, 2012



THOMAS, Daniel Arthur
 
Daniel Arthur Thomas, 66, of Aurora, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 17,2003. He was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Cumberland, Md., a son of the late George Ernest T. Thomas Sr. and Juanita Virginia Thomas of Cumberland. He is survived by his wife, Shirley F. Starr Thomas of Aurora; two nephews, George and wife Donna Rose, and sons, Danny and Steve, of Cumberland, and Scott Rose of Paw Paw; three step-sons, William Jamison, Grafton, Ohio, John and Paula Jamison, Akron, Ohio, and Larry and Valerie Harvey, Terra Alta; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Butch and Margie Thomas, and George and Penny Thomas of Cumberland; two sisters, Pattie and Gary McDonald of Ridgeley, and Janet and Steve Sheetz of Cumberland; one half sister, Katherine and Jim Messich of Cumberland; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 35 years, Gwendolyn Virginia Thomas; and father-in-law Herb Starr. Mr. Thomas worked for Sell and Co. in Cumberland for 21 years. At the time of his death, he was employed by A.D. Naylors of Oakland, as a shipping and receiving clerk in hardware. He was a graduate of Fort Hill High School, a member of the Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church, a life member of the Sportsmen's Club in Cumberland, and a firefighter for 10 years with District 16 in Cumberland. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served nine years. Friends will be received on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church, in Aurora, and on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, PA., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland. Funeral services will be conducted at the Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church, Aurora, on Saturday at noon with the Rev. Michael Ludle officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland. The Hinkle Funeral Home, is in charge of the arrangements.

Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegheny[sic] Co, MD
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010



 

THOMAS, Miss Datha P.

FROSTBURG — Miss Datha P. Thomas, 70, of 18 Broadway, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital after a long illness. A native of Frostburg, Miss Thomas was a daughter of the late David P. and Ida Belle (Myers) Thomas. Miss Thomas was a retired school teacher and was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Allegany County Retired Teachers Association and the Maryland Retired Teachers Association. She also was a former member of the American Association of University Women, the Music and Arts Club of Cumberland and the Business and Professional Women of Cumberland. She was a graduate of Beall High School, Frostburg State College, Columbia University and did graduate work in violin at Peabody Conservatory of Music. Surviving are a brother, Samuel F. Thomas, of here, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Clarence A. Kaylor. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 24, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 


 

THOMAS, David P.

David Thomas aged 35 years, a miner employed by the Consolidation Coal Company was caught by a fall of slate in Hoffman mine, yesterday and crushed to death.  He resides in Frostburg, where he leaves a wife and four children.
Cumberland Evening Times, Dec. 18, 1901, page 7
[David P. Thomas, his wife, Ida Belle Myers Thomas and daughter, Datha P. Thomas are all buried in Frostburg Memorial Park Cemetery, Section 9, Lot 62, in Frostburg, Md.
David was killed in a coal mine accident.  That same night (December 17, 1901)  Datha Thomas was born.]
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010




David Walter Thomas

THOMAS, David Walter

FATAL MISHAPS MAR HOLIDAY IN LOCAL SECTION
Eckhart Youth, 16, Dies in Frostburg Hospital; Hit By Auto Last Night on Route 40               
KANSAS MEN HURT
Germantown, Pa., Woman, Whose Husband Died in Crash Remains In Grave Condition
Struck by an automobile late last night while walking along the National Highway at the east end of Eckhart Flat, ten miles west of this city, David Thomas, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thomas, of Eckhart, died at 1 a.m. today, in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. The youth’s death marked the second fatal traffic on Armistice Day in the Frostburg section, while several persons were injured in other auto mishaps in this area.
William Dufty Stair, 22, of Beall’s Lane, Frostburg, whose car struck the boy, took him to the hospital, and was later released by county authorities, pending an investigation.  He was driving toward Frostburg and the youth was walking in the same direction, on the right side of the highway, when he was run down shortly after 9:30 p.m.  The boy suffered a compound fracture of the skull.

Three Boys with Him
Also walking with Thomas were Charles Lancaster, 14, of Eckhart; Bernard Kenny, 16, of 86 West Main street, and Adolph Via, 16, of 163 East Main street, Frostburg. County Investigator Terrence J. Boyle and State Trooper Carl G. Storm are investigating the mishap. Stair and the three boys will be questioned today by State’s Attorney Morgan C. Harris and Dr. Linne H. Corson, deputy medical examiner Young Thomas, a talented musician, who had attended Beall High School, Frostburg, last year but did not enroll in September, was enroute to a friend’s home to borrow a guitar.  He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church.  Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, Olive and Donna Jean, and two brothers, Frederick and Robert Thomas, at home.  His maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowlands, reside in Pittsburgh.
Evening Times, Cumberland, MD., pg. 13; Tuesday, November 12, 1940 
Transcribed by Vernon A. Miller, September 12, 2010
Posted June 11, 2011


THOMAS, Dorothy Jane McIntyre

Lonaconing - Dorothy Jane Thomas, 78, forerly of Douglas Avenue, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing. Born Oct. 5, 1929 in Midland, she was the daughter ofd the late George R. McIntyre and Karaha (Neil) McIntyre. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Paul H. "Huckle" Frairgrieve on May 21, 2008. She graduated from beauty school in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was owner and operator of Dottie Sue's Beauty SHop for many years in Lonaconing. She was a former employee of Valley Hairway, Lonaconing and Celanese Fibers Corporation where she worked in spinning. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Jane Fairgrieve; four grandchildren, Michelle, Renee, Kimberly and Paula; 11 great-grandchildren, Travis, Zachery, Michael, Emily, Lexy, Sydnee, Bailey, Brianna, Caleb,Treyten, Alyssa, and the Opal twins to arrive in December, one great-great-grandchild, Aubriegh; one brother, Edward R. McIntyre; and one niece. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Lonaconing on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Droll officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service. Arrangements handled by Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A. (eichhorn-mckenziefh.com) Lonaconing. The family has designated the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, 57 Jackson St., Lonaconing MD 21539, for all memorial contributions. Memorial cards will be provided by the funeral home.
Cumberland Times-News; 11 June 2008
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 27, 2012



THOMAS, Edward L.

RAWLINGS - Edward L. "ET" Thomas, 76, of Rawlings, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at WMHS-Braddock Campus, Cumberland. Born June 12, 1931, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Olive (Knepp) Thomas. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Emmogene "Sissy" Thomas and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Adams. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Navy Reserve veteran of the Korean Conflict, owner and operator of The House of Ice, Rawlings, former owner and operator of The University Snack Bar, Braddock Road, Frostburg, former Vice-president of the News, Hi-Way and Hudson Oil Companies and was a former employee of ABL. Surviving are his wife and sidekick, Beverly (Buser) Thomas; one son, Edward Lee Thomas and wife Vicki, of Frostburg; three stepsons, Rick T. Brode and wife Krista, of Cumberland, Troy P. Brode and wife Lisa, of Sarasota, Fla., and Chris S. Brode and wife Cathy, of Hagerstown; four daughters, Brenda Skidmore and husband Tom, of Midlothian, Cindy Dugan and special friend Nat Schadt, of Frostburg, Beverley Crawford and husband Joe, of Shaft, W.Va., and Marsha Eichhorn, of Frostburg; aunt, Mildred Davis, of Westernport; uncle, Bernell Knepp, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; twelve grandchildren, Tom "Tucker" Skidmore, Keith Skidmore, Lisa Skidmore, Lauri Garlitz, Ed "Bud" Thomas, Casey Crawford, Joey Crawford, David "Teddy" Crawford, Ashley Eichhorn, Ricky Brode, Briana Brode, and Sam Brode; and eight great-grandchildren, Luke, Dalton, Alex, Alyssa, Joshua, Tyler, Hunter, and Maddie. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Lydia Martin officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Honor Guard. The family requests that contributions be made to the charity of the donors' choice. Pallbearers will be Calvin Swauger, Alan Eichhorn, Dick Atkinson, Troy Brode, Chris Brode, Rick Brode, Nat Schadt, and Joe Crawford.
Cumberland Times-News, May 25, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



 

THOMAS, Edward "Trap"

Frostburg, May 7 — Funeral services for Edward "Trap" Thomas, 71, retired coal miner, who died Tuesday, were conducted yesterday afternoon from the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David E. Thomas, Sr., 265 Welsh Hill, by the Rev. W. D. Reese, pastor of Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church. Interment was in Allegany Cemetery. The pallbearers were George Wellings, Jenkins Bradley, Frank Komatz, Adam Lloyd, William Lewis and William Skidmore; flowerbearers, Edward, George and Robert Bittner, Clyde Robertson, and John Grimm. Mr. Thomas was a brother of Mrs. Margaret Lewis and Elsworth Thomas, Detroit, and Llewellyn Thomas, this city.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 7, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



 

THOMAS, Edward L., Sr.

FROSTBURG — Edward L. Thomas, 57, of 221 Center Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at Miners Hospital last night and death was due to a self-inflicted bullet wound in the head, according to Frostburg City Police. Frostburg Police Chief Leslie Bevan and Officer Allan Robison said Mr. Thomas and his son, Edward L. Thomas Jr., had gone to the site of a new house Edward Jr. has been building on Midlothian Road. The elder[sic] Thomas went outside to his son's car and found his father dead of a bullet wound in his right temple. Police said Mr. Thomas had used a .22 caliber revolver which his son kept in the car. They said the son told them the pistol normally was unloaded, but they found six cartridges in the chamber, one of them discharged. The officers said the younger Mr. Thomas told them his father had been in ill health in recent weeks. The father and son operated the Frostburg city dump. Mr. Thomas was born February 21, 1904 in Frostburg, son of the late Llewelyn Evans and Ida (Sharpe) Thomas. He worked at Celanese Fibers Company's Amcelle Plant, and was a member of Local 1874, Textile Workers Union of America. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Mason. Surviving, besides his son, are his wife, Mrs. Olive Mae (Knepp) Thomas, a daughter, Emmajean Thomas, at home; two brothers, William Thomas, Kingsville, Tex., and Daniel Thomas, Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Davis, Westernport, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home in Frostburg, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 16, 1961 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011


 

THOMAS, Edward L., Jr.

RAWLINGS - Edward L. "ET" Thomas, 76, of Rawlings, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at WMHS-Braddock Campus, Cumberland. Born June 12, 1931, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Edward and Olive (Knepp) Thomas. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Emmogene "Sissy" Thomas and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Adams. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Navy Reserve veteran of the Korean Conflict, owner and operator of The House of Ice, Rawlings, former owner and operator of The University Snack Bar, Braddock Road, Frostburg, former Vice-president of the News, Hi-Way and Hudson Oil Companies and was a former employee of ABL. Surviving are his wife and sidekick, Beverly (Buser) Thomas; one son, Edward Lee Thomas and wife Vicki, of Frostburg; three stepsons, Rick T. Brode and wife Krista, of Cumberland, Troy P. Brode and wife Lisa, of Sarasota, Fla., and Chris S. Brode and wife Cathy, of Hagerstown; four daughters, Brenda Skidmore and husband Tom, of Midlothian, Cindy Dugan and special friend Nat Schadt, of Frostburg, Beverley Crawford and husband Joe, of Shaft, W.Va., and Marsha Eichhorn, of Frostburg; aunt, Mildred Davis, of Westernport; uncle, Bernell Knepp, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; twelve grandchildren, Tom "Tucker" Skidmore, Keith Skidmore, Lisa Skidmore, Lauri Garlitz, Ed "Bud" Thomas, Casey Crawford, Joey Crawford, David "Teddy" Crawford, Ashley Eichhorn, Ricky Brode, Briana Brode, and Sam Brode; and eight great-grandchildren, Luke, Dalton, Alex, Alyssa, Joshua, Tyler, Hunter, and Maddie. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Lydia Martin officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Honor Guard. The family requests that contributions be made to the charity of the donors' choice. Pallbearers will be Calvin Swauger, Alan Eichhorn, Dick Atkinson, Troy Brode, Chris Brode, Rick Brode, Nat Schadt, and Joe Crawford.
Cumberland Times-News, May 25, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011



 

THOMAS, Mrs. Effie Baker

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Effie (Baker) Thomas, 84, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Q. Kear Hosken, 128 East Main Street. Besides Mrs. Hosken, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edward L. Betz, Kansas City, Mo., and three grandchildren, Raymond Thomas, serving with the Navy; William B. Thomas, Naval Academy, and Miss Marjorie Hosken, at home. Mrs. Thomas, a retired school teacher, held membership in First English Baptist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 6, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 17, 2009

THOMAS, Mrs. Effie Baker

FROSTBURG, Dec. 8 — Services for Mrs. Effie B. Thomas were conducted today at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. G. Kear Hosken, 128 East Main Street, with Rev. Donald A. Voseller, pastor of English Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Congressman J. Glenn Beall, William A. Gunter, F. Yates Bordon, Gar Jeffries, John Rankin and Howard Ward.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 9, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 17, 2009



THOMAS, Mrs. Eileen Broadwater

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Eileen B. Thomas, 50, of Big Savage Mountain, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital following an illness of several months. Born here, she was the daughter of Manley Broadwater, Bowling Green, and the late Eva (Rosenberger) Broadwater. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was active in Girl Scouting, bowling, horseback riding and tennis. Surviving in addition to her father, are her husband, Fred Thomas; one son, Ronald Thomas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two stepsons, Fred W. Thomas, North Carolina; Robert Thomas, Washington, D. C.; three daughters, Mrs. Eileen Jones, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Barbara Synder, Short Gap, W. Va.; Miss Gail Thomas, at home; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Marguerite Whetstone, Klondike; three sisters, Mrs. Almeta Broadwater, here; Mrs. James Norris, and Mrs. Donald Mull, both of Ithaca, Mich.; four brothers, Hubert Broadwater, Baltimore; Ronald Broadwater, here; James Broadwater, Tucson, Ariz.; Vernon Broadwater, Laurel, and 15 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today and tomorrow. A Christian wake service will be conducted in the funeral home tomorrow at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, September 14, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

THOMAS, Mrs. Eleanor Durst

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Eleanor Durst Thomas, 80, of 4 East Main Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient 10 days. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Jonas J. and Sallie (Layman) Durst, and was the widow of Benjamin H. Thomas. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Nancy Thomas, Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Anna Shuman, and a brother, Joseph R. Durst, here, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thomas was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Richard J. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, November 27, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009


THOMAS, Mrs. Eleanor McKenzie
 
Frostburg, Md., Jan. 17 — Mrs. Eleanor (McKenzie) Thomas, 37, wife of Conrad McKenzie (sic: Thomas), 77 Ormond street, died this morning in Miners' Hospital, where she was admitted last night. Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter McKenzie, Garrett county; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Garlitz, Cumberland; Miss Jenny McKenzie, at home; five brothers, Dayton, Cumberland; Dallas, at home; Pvt. Ralph McKenzie, New York; and Technical Sgt. Stanley McKenzie and Cpl. Francis McKenzie, both with U.S. Forces in England.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 17, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 29, 2012



 

THOMAS, Mrs. Eliza Ellen Brosius

Mrs. Eliza Ellen Thomas, 76 years old, sister of John B. Brosius of the W. Va. legislature, died at South Fargo N D. Her body was brought to Hancock, Md., and interred in St. Thomas Episcopal churchyard. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Leila Thomas. Mrs. Thomas many years ago conducted a confectionery store in Hancock.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010



THOMAS, Mrs. Elizabeth
 
Lonaconing, Md., March 28 - Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, widow of Joseph Thomas, aged seventy-four, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Muir, at 8 a. m. yesterday morning. Mrs. Thomas was a native of Scotland, coming from the parish of Craig Hill, Ayreshire, to this country 36 years ago. Her husband died here about 20 years ago. He was a Union soldier and his widow has been receiving a pension for several years. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. A. C. Thomson, of the Presbyterian Church, and his choir will conduct funeral services at the Muir residence on Church street. Interment will be in Old Coney cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, March 28, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2011


THOMAS, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, wife of Mr. James W. Thomas, No. 23 Green st., died very suddenly at her home last evening about 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Thomas was in her usual good health until several days ago when she was taken ill. She retired on Wednesday evening, but was too ill to get up on Thursday morning and continued to grow worse until her death. The deceased was a daughter of the late Griffith Phillips and is survived by her husband, Jas. W. Thomas, and the following children; James Griffith, John, William, Freddie, Raymond, Eva, Ellsie, Hazel and Gladys, her mother Mrs. Jenette Phillips, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Thomas Langford, Mrs. George W. Taylor, Miss Sarah Phillips, David Phillips and John Phillips, all residents of Frostburg. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
10 March 1911; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted April 20, 2013


 

THOMAS, Ellsworth

FROSTBURG - Ellsworth Thomas, age 71, a native of Frostburg, died Feb. 28, 1951 in Santa Ana, California. Burial took place there. He had resided here until about 40 years ago when he went to Detroit to work in the automobile industry before retiring. He has lived in California about five years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie (Stewart) Thomas, formerly of Frostburg, and a son Archie Thomas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 14, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



THOMAS, Ellsworth

FROSTBURG — Ellsworth Thomas, 55, son of Mrs. Louis Walbert of Consol, died Saturday night in a Flint, Mich., hospital after an illness of three weeks. Formerly of Frostburg, he resided in Flint. In addition to his mother, Mr. Thomas leaves his widow, the former Miss Ruth Knepp of Frostburg; two sons, Raymond and Thomas Thomas, of Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Ellis of Virginia; Mrs. Elvira Bissell and Mrs. Ada DeVore of Michigan, and five brothers, John B. Thomas, Akron; Samuel Thomas, Frostburg; Edward L. Thomas of Tennessee; Albert Thomas, Chicago; and James Thomas of Virginia.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted November 26, 2010



THOMAS, Mrs. Emma Hartig

Frostburg, Md., July 10 — Mrs. Emma Thomas, wife of Walter Thomas, Mill street, died at the family home yesterday afternoon following an illness of several weeks. Besides her husband the following children survive: Mrs. Florine Lewis, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Mrs. Mary Shinholt, all of this city, and her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Hartig, well known resident of Frostburg. George Hartig, Miss Mary Hartig, Mrs. Thomas Harris, Mrs. Thomas Griffith, Mrs. Thomas James and Mrs. William Griffith are brothers and sisters surviving. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Thomas home at 34 Mill street. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 10, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 7, 2012



 

THOMAS, Eric Wade

CUMBERLAND - Eric Wade Thomas, 28, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, at his residence. Born April 15, 1970, in Cumberland, he was the son of Walter Meade Thomas and Shirley Rae (Mellott) Thomas, Mechanicsville. Mr. Thomas had been employed as a plumber. He was Lutheran by faith, and was a member of the Gold Miner Association. In addition to being survived by his parents, he was the beloved husband of Krista (Twigg) Thomas; devoted father of two sons, Curtis and Joseph Thomas, at home; and two daughters, Madison and Sarah Thomas, at home; one brother, Jeffrey Thomas, Mechanicsville; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Margaret (Dawson) Mellott, Corriganville; and his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Thomas, Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., corner of Greene and Smallwood streets, Cumberland, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Times News, June 11, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



THOMAS, Mrs. Etta Snyder
 
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Etta Thomas, 80, of 13 Grant Street, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Laura (Porter) Snyder, and was the widow of Philip Thomas. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Ladies Aid Society and Senior Citizens. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs: Clara Mae Vogtman, here, and Mrs. Phyllis A. Rosley, Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Clara Stark, Eckhart; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, October 31, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012

THOMAS, Mrs. Etta Snyder

FROSTBURG - Services for Mrs. Etta Thomas, 80, of 13 Grant Street, who died Sunday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Sowers Funeral Home by Rev. William E. Price. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Vogtman, William Vogtman Jr., Charles Hendricks, Glenn Pryor, Robert Wilson and Joseph Huber. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Cumberland News, November 1, 1977
(This was my Mom.  Maiden name Snyder.  Died Oct. 30, 1977~ PR)
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010



 

THOMAS, Fred Clarence

Fred Clarence Thomas, 71, of Cumberland, MD, died Thursday, July 12, 1990, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD.  Born Oct. 3, 1918, in Frostburg, MD, he was the son of the late Clarence and Angie (Rowlands) Thomas.  He was preceded in death by two wives, Helen (Cosgrove) Thomas and Eileen (Broadwater) Thomas, and by three brothers.  He was a retired pipe fitter and steam fitter of Local 489 United Association of Journeymen.  He was a member of the First Congregational Church; Frostburg Lodge 348, Loyal Order of Moose; Frostburg Aerie 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Casselman Valley Sportsmen's Club and an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He also served as band leader of the Pure Country Band and was a member of the Skillet Lickers band.  Surviving are his widow, Anna Mae (Beitzel)  Thomas; three sons, Fred Wesley Thomas, Tustin, Calif.; Robert Thomas,  Westminster, MD; and Ronald Thomas, Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Eva "Sue" Whetstone, Mrs. Barbara Snyder and Mrs. Gail Stansberry, all of Frostburg, MD; and Mrs. Eileen Geade, Meyersdale: one stepson Galen E. Beitzel, Grantsville, MD; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sandra Durst, Frostburg, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Files and Mrs. Donna Jean LaRue, both of LaVale, MD; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home where services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. by Pastor Steven J. Heatwole and Galen E. Beitzel.  Interment, Frostburg Memorial Park.
Meyersdale, The Republic, July 19, 1990
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010



 

THOMAS, George W.

HARRISONBURG VA - George W. Thomas, 59 years old, a merchant, dropped dead Monday at his home in Bridgewater. He is survived by his widow and four children.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 8, 2010

 


 

THOMAS, George W.

George W. Thomas, 75, of Meyersdale, R. D. 4, died in his home. He leaves five brothers, Charles of Cumberland, William of Meyersdale, John and the Rev. A. H. Thomas of Somerset and Joseph of Philadelphia, and six sisters, Mary Thomas of Cumberland, Mrs. George Wahl and Mrs. Nora Darrah of Meyersdale, Mrs. Albert Wambaugh of Hyndman and Mrs. Harry Waltman of Ellerslie.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 23, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



 

THOMAS, Harry

Mr Harry Thomas died Friday morning between 7 and 8 o'clock of typhoid fever. He is the son of Mr Wm M. Thomas and is a brother of M. J. D. Thomas, cashier of the First National Bank of Piedmont. He was about 32 years of age. The funeral took place from the home on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. A student from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg officiated, assisted by Rev Wm Harris, pastor of First M E Church of Piedmont.
Keyser Tribune, January 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010


Name: Hubert Wayne Thomas, 84, of 911 Cove Road, Accident, MD

Parents: Irvin and Mary (Oester) Thomas; Godparents Charles and Elizabeth Harman (who helped raise him)

DOB: October 23, 1919, at Cove, MD

DOD: Monday, February 2, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD

Military: U.S. Army veteran of WW II

Predeceased by: parents; brother, Paul C. Thomas

Survived by: nieces and nephews

Burial: February 4, 2004, St. John's Cemetery

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


 

THOMAS, Mrs. Ida B. Meyers

Frostburg, Md., Dec. 9 — The funeral of Mrs. Ida B. Thomas, 51 years, who died at her home at 127 Hill street yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon, Rev. F. E. Allison, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany cemetery. Mrs. Thomas is the widow of the late David Thomas. She is survived by six children: Samuel, Clarence and Phillip Thomas, Mrs. Richard Eisler, Mrs. Herman Wilson and Miss Datha Thomas, well known violinist and school teacher. Four brothers also survive: J. N. Meyers, this city; Andrew Meyers, Pittsburgh; James Meyers, Cincinnati, O.; and John Meyers, Addison, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 9, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009




Name: Jackie Theodore Thomas, 68, of 284 Humberson Road, Friendsville, Maryland

Parents: George Kenneth and Sarah E. (Fosbrink) Thomas

DOB: August 12, 1935 at Fearer, Maryland

DOD: Monday, January 5, 2004, at his residence

Spouse: Mary Katherine (Boden) Thomas

Predeceased by: parents; daughter, Mary Jane Thomas; brother, Samuel Thomas; sisters, Doris Jeannine Thomas and Darlene (Thomas) Sisler

Survived by: wife; sons, Jack Lynn Thomas and wife Tammy, and Jeffrey Robert Thomas and wife Sandra, all of Friendsville, MD; Melvin Lynn Michaels and wife Kelly, Spartanburg, SC; daughters, Denise Rena (Thomas) Trump and husband James, Kecksburg, PA; Kimberly Sue (Thomas) Friend and husband Ronald, Friendsville, MD; brothers, Burgett Thomas, Richard Thomas, Robert Kenneth Thomas, Lowell Thomas, all of Friendsville, MD; sister, Shirley (Thomas) Fisher, Friendsville, MD

Burial: January 7, 2004, Sand Spring Cemetery

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


THOMAS, Mrs. Ida Jane Sharp
 
Frostburg - April 8 - Mrs. Ida Jane (Sharp) Thomas, 70, wife of Evan L. Thomas, 207 Center Street, died at noon yesterday in Miner's Hospital where she was admitted Sunday. She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Thomas was a member of First Congregational Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard Davis, Westernport; three sons, William S. Thomas, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Daniel and Evan L. Thomas, Jr., both of Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Justus Race, Zihlman; a brother, Robert Sharp, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a half-brother, Edward Odenwalk, Columbus, Ohio, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Times News, April 8, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 1, 2012



 

THOMAS, James A.

Jan 12 -   James A. Thomas, a well known retired business man, died here after an illness of some weeks. The deceased was about 47 years old and was a native of Monroe county. A widow survives.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

 


THOMAS, James R.

Frostburg, Feb. 20 — Services were held yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents, Evan L. and Ida (Sharp) Thomas, 207 Center street, for James R. Thomas, Baltimore, former resident, who died Friday morning in University Hospital, Baltimore. The Rev. Watson E. Holley, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated, and interment was in Allegany cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph L. Evans, Louis Edmunds, Earl Brain, Benjamin S. Myers, William H. Lewis and Walter L. Cook, all members of Mountain Lodge No. 99, A. F. and A. Masons. Among Mr. Thomas's survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dora Willetts Cooper -Thomas; three children, James, Donald and Evelyn, at home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Juanita Cooper Whisanant, Baltimore.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 20, 1945
Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
Posted May 10, 2011



THOMAS, James W.

While on his way to the Cottage State hospital yesterday afternoon, James W. Thomas, 52 years old, of Frostburg, Md., died on Baltimore & Ohio train No. 15 of injuries suffered during the afternoon when struck by an automobile at Rockwood. On the arrival of the train here, the body was removed to Funeral Director J. E. Sims' parlors, and this morning was shipped to the Thomas home at Frostburg. E. Thomas and Llewellyn Thomas, nephews of the deceased, came to Connellsville following the accident, returning to Frostburg today. Mr. Thomas was a miner and had been employed for the past nine months in a mine at Rockwood. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas W. Price of Frostburg, and the following brothers: Ellsworth, John, Llewellyn and Trouvedore Thomas. Deceased was better known as "Badger" among his many friends at Frostburg and the surrounding mining region.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 25, 1918
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



 

THOMAS, James William

James William Thomas, aged 53, a well known resident, died at 4 o'clock yesterday at the family home on Greene Street. Mr. Thomas was working Wednesday. He contracted pneumonia. Mr. Thomas was born in Mt. Savage and was a son of the late William Benjamin Thomas. Nine children survive, four daughters and five sons - Mrs. Malcolm Layman and Misses Elsie, Gladys and Eva at home, and James Thomas of Youngstown, and Griffith, William, Frederick, John and Raymond at home. Mr. Thomas was a member of Frostburg Lodge No. 88 K of P, and Freedom Council, No 123, Jr. OUAM.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 19, 1917
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 



THOMAS, John
HOPKINS, Johns
PERKINS, Thomas

Thomas Perkins, of Richmond, Va.; Johns Hopkins, of Philadelphia, and John Thomas, of Cumberland, all colored, were struck and killed by a B&O passenger train just west of Doegully tunnel, 37 miles east of Cumberland, this afternoon. Perkins and Thomas were together. They have got out of the way of the eastbound freight and the westbound passenger train bore down upon them. 250 yards west the same train struck and killed Hopkins who was walking with W Mitchell.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 9, 2010

 


THOMAS, John F.

Frostburg, Md., Aug. 28 - John F. Thomas died this morning at his home in Consolidation, near Frostburg, of miners' asthma and dropsy, after an illness of several months, aged 68. He is survived by his wife and 10 children: Mrs. Edward Miller, Eckhart, Md.; Mrs. Ellsworth Thomas, Flint, Mich.; John Thomas, Kenmore, O.; and Samuel, Albert, Lewis, Elvira, Ada, James and Elsie Thomas, at home. There are also three surviving brothers and one sister: Ellsworth Thomas, and Miss Jane Thomas, Detroit, Mich., and Edward T. and Llewellyn Thomas, Frostburg. The funeral will be held from the home Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. D. Reese, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2011
 



THOMAS, John L.

MEYERSDALE - John L. Thomas, 85, of here, died Wednesday at the Somerset State Hospital. He was born July 18, 1889, in Bedford County, and was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Lehman) Thomas. His wife, Grace (Witt) Thomas, preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Rev. John L. Thomas Jr., Sligo, Pa.; a brother, Rev. Albert Thomas; New Bethlehem, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Darrah, and Mrs. Grace Wahl, both of here; Mrs. Alverda Waltman and Mrs. Mary Thomas, both at Cumberland. The body is at the William R. Price Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received until 2 p.m. today when funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Burns. Interment will be in the.Union Cemetery, here.
The Cumberland News, October 18, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 

THOMAS, Joseph

Frostburg, March 18 — Joseph Thomas, 73, retired coal miner, died this morning at Miners' Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past week. He was unmarried and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dana Stokes, Lakewood, O. He resided on Maple street.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 18, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2011



THOMAS, Joseph

MEYERSDALE - Joseph Thomas, 78, of Bedford, died there Wednesday. A native of Bedford County, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Lehman) Thomas.
The Cumberland News, March 10, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 


THOMAS, Joseph B.

Joseph B. Thomas, aged 80 years, an employee of the Consolidation Coal Company here for half a century and until his illness four weeks ago, the oldest man in their employ, died at his home in Eckhart yesterday afternoon. He was a native of Wales and came to Frostburg in his early manhood. He was foreman of Consolidation Mine No. 3. He was a charter member of the Royal Arcanum Lodge, Frostburg, and a member of the Odd Fellows of Mt. Savage. Mr. Thomas was the brother of the late James B. Thomas, at the time of his death a number of years ago, superintendent of the Consolidation Coal Company, with residence here. The deceased was a man of sterling character and in the community where he lived for nearly half a century, enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all classes. He leaves one son, Thos. I. Thomas, Glendale, Va., and four daughters; Mrs. Harry B. Colborn, this place; Mrs. C. E. Metzger, Lutherville, Md; Mrs. H. F. Ecker, Reading, Pa; Mrs. James Taylor, this place. All the children were at their father's bedside when the end came. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock with services at the house in charge of Rev. Mr. Ecker. Interment will be made in the old Percy cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 19, 1915
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010



THOMAS, Mrs. Kathleen F. Shrout

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Mrs. Kathleen F. Thomas, 71, of 227 Water St., Billie Brown Building, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1983, at the Titusville Hospital. Mrs. Thomas was born on Aug. 29, 1902, in Oakland, Md., the daughter of [Riezen] and Ruhanna Nair Shrout. She was married to Ralph C. Thomas on March 11, [1922/1927??] at Union City. Mrs. Thomas was employed by the Pepsi Cola Bottling co. of Erie from 1956 to 1958 and was later employed by the Standard Chair Comany of Union City for two years. She attended the Free Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Roberts of Titusville and Mrs. Alverda Dillinger of Franklin; one grandson, Kenneth Thomas of DuBois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons, Dr. Ellis R. Thomas and Ralph Thomas Jr., one daughter, Joan Thomas, seven brothers and four sisters died previously. Friends may call at the Gordon B. Barrett Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service there Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert W. Wallace, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in [Donahey] Cemetery, Millstone Twp, Elk County.
Titusville Herald, Thursday, December 22, 1983, page 5
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted November 3, 2012

 


THOMAS, Mrs. Katherine (Offman)

Frostburg, April 3 - Mrs. Katherine (Offman) Thomas, 70, widow of James Thomas, dropped dead of a heart attack at noon today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Price, 102 West Main Street. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Sue, Sally, Mary Jane and David Price, all of Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. William Horchler, New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. William J. Crowe, Cumberland; and Mrs. Annie Eisel, Frostburg. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and of several societies.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 3, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

THOMAS, Llewelyn E.

Frostburg, Jan. 10 - Llewelyn E. Thomas, age 70, a retired miner, died this afternoon at the Miners' Hospital where he had been a patient suffering from asthma for the past 10 days. He is survived by three sons, William S. Thomas of Kingsworth, Texas; Daniel H. Thomas and Edward L. Thomas of Frostburg; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Davis of Westernport; a brother Ellsworth Thomas of California, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Lewis of Detroit. His wife, the former Miss Ida Sharp, died in April 1947. The body will be taken to the home of son Edward L. at 221 Centre Street. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 11, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 26, 2010

 


 

THOMAS, Mrs. Mae Wilson

The body of Mrs. Mae Thomas, aged 28, wife of Robert Thomas, who died in a hospital at Akron, O., was brought here this morning and taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Argyle Wilson, Town Creek, this county, whence the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Thomas' father died two months ago.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother and several brothers and sisters. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas resided here before going to Akron .......recently??(unreadable).  Thomas was in the employ of the Western Maryland Lumber Company.
14 April 1920, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009

 



THOMAS, Mrs. Martha

Mrs. Martha Thomas wife of Joseph Thomas, mining boss of Hoffman mine has died at her home in Eckhart, Thursday afternoon. age 48 years, 6 months, 5 days. Came to vicinity 35 years ago - native of Wales. Member of the Presbyterian Church. She leaves her husband and ten children.
Frostburg Mining Journal; Oct 3, 1891
(Courtesy of Pat Thomas)
Posted June 14, 2011



THOMAS, Mary

Rev J. H. Brunk left yesterday for Cross where he today preached the funeral sermon of Aunt Mary Thomas, an aged lady of that community and for many years a prominent member of the U B Church.
Keyser Tribune, December 8, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

 


THOMAS, Mrs. Mary E. Rodamer
 
SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Mary E. Thomas, 76, of RD 1, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born in West Salisbury April 14, 1909, she was a daughter of the late John Rodamer and Emma (Thomas) Rodamer. Mrs. Thomas was a Methodist by faith. She is survived by her husband, A. L. Thomas; one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Smith, Meyersdale; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Charles Harper. Interment will be in the Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



THOMAS, Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson Thomas, 82, Oakland, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born Jan. 15, 1930, in Booth, W.Va., he was a son of the late Jackson Elwood and Myrtle Icie (Uphold) Thomas. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Hewitt. Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He started logging and truck driving with his father at a young age. He also owned and operated a sawmill, and his own trucking company, home building and other small businesses. He liked NASCAR, car collecting, and coin collecting, which he shared with his children and grandchildren. Paul is survived by his children, Roger Thomas, Gaithersburg, Paul Thomas Jr., Oakland, Randy Thomas and wife Ramona, Oakland, and Teresa VanDevender and husband Brian, Aurora, W.Va.; his first wife, Reva Breedlove Thomas; eight grandchildren, Eric Thomas, Sara Thomas, Joshua Partridge, Jenna Partridge White, Chad VanDevender, Jordyn Thomas, Sydnee VanDevender, and Brody Thomas; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jackson Thomas Jr. and Carroll Thomas; two sisters, Annabelle Pennington and Lucille Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends were received at Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted on Tuesday, May 29, with the Rev. Donald Matthews officiating. Interment followed in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, where full military honors were accorded by the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post 71 of Oakland and Deer Park VFW Post 10077. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Paul Thomas to the Foundation of Mon General Hospital, 1200 JD Anderson Dr., Morgantown, WV 26505. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.burdockfredlockfh.com.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; May 31, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012




THOMAS, Phillip A.

“Phillip A. Thomas, 70, of 13 South Grant Street, died yesterday in Miner’s Hospital. He had been in ill health several months. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late David and Ida (Meyers) Thomas and was a former mine foreman. He was a member of the Congregational Church. Surviving are his wife Etta (Snyder) Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Mae Vogtman, here; Mrs. Phyllis Bosely, Baltimore; one sister, Miss Datha Thomas, here; one brother, Samuel Thomas, here, and four grandchildren. The body is in the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.”
No source or date provided
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
(Posted September 14, 2009)



THOMAS, Richard H.
 
FROSTBURG — Richard H. Thomas, 74, who served as police chief here 28 years ago, died yesterday at his home in McComas, W. Va., after an illness of several years. A son of the late John M. and Ann (Hopkins) Thomas of Frostburg, he had resided in McComas for more than 20 years. Surviving are his widow, Gwendolyn (Hughes) Thomas; four brothers, William and Benjamin Thomas, Frostburg; Joseph Thomas, Pittsburgh, and George Thomas, Clinton, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. John Ball, Misses Annie and Pearl Thomas, Frostburg. Rites will be held Thursday at 12 p. m. in McComas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 25, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012


THOMAS, Robert D.

Entered Into Eternal Rest Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999:ROBERT D. THOMAS "BOB", 58, of Maumelle, AR, passed away September 12, 1999. Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Margarita Thomas; daughter and son-in-law Annie and Fred Cain of Houston; son, Andy Thomas of Maumelle; seven brothers, six sisters, and two aunts. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 14. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Leggett/Rest Hill Chapel, 7724 Landers, North Little Rock (501) 835-3515. memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3822, Little Rock, AR, 72203
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 13, 1999
 (Courtesy of Annie Cain)
Posted July 29, 2012


 

THOMAS, Robert J.

ECKHART - Robert J. Thomas, 52, of here, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, shortly after being admitted. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Clarence and Angie (Rowlands) Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of World War II. He formerly had been employed by Celanese Corporation. He was also a member of the Haystack- Mountain Sportsmen's Club and the Mountain City Citizens' Band Club.  Surviving are his widow, Alice (Morrison) Thomas; three sons. R. James Thomas, Eckhart; Larry Thomas who is with the Navy in San Diego, Calif.; and David Thomas, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Linda Harden and Mrs. Rita Gomer, both of Frostburg, and Mary and Roberta Thomas, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Fiies, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Donna Jean LaRue. of Eckhart; a brother, Fred Thomas, Frostburg, and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at ):30 p.m. wish Rev. Ken L. Korns officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 23, 1975
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010

 
THOMAS, Rodney Francis
 
MIDLAND — Rodney Francis Thomas, 59, of Midland, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 14, 1954, in Eckhart, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Peter Snyder and Helen (Cosgrove) Snyder. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Thomas; and a sister, Eva Margaret “Sue” Whetstone. A graduate of Beall High School, Rodney was a United States Naval veteran, and a former employee of Wamper Corporation. He was a member of God’s Ark of Safety, Frostburg, and attended the Trinity Assembly of God, Midlothian. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9606. Rodney is survived by his son, Jeremy Thomas, Frostburg; and his daughter, Stephanie Rosenberger and husband, Keith, Carlos. He also leaves behind his brothers, Fred Thomas and wife, Chieko, Tustin, Calif., Bart Thomas and wife, Louise, North East, William Thomas and wife, Kim, Westminster, John Snyder and wife, Lorraine, Patuxent River, and Joseph Snyder and wife, Linda, Frostburg; and his sisters, Sheila Whetstone and husband, Jim and Wilma Cutter and husband, Jerry, all of Klondike. Also surviving Rodney are his grandchildren, Nathan Rosenberger, Kyle Rosenberger, J.T. Thomas, and Courtney Ziler, all of Frostburg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, December 30, 2013
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014


THOMAS, Samuel F.

Samuel F. Thomas 81, of 167 Spring Street, died yesterday at MemorialHospital.  Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late David and Ida (Myers) Thomas.  He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employee, and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Frostburg Loyal Order of the Moose.Surviving are his widow, Grace (Crump) Thomas, and a son, Franklin Thomas at home.  The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 PM.
The Cumberland News.  Sept. 11, 1975
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010

THOMAS, Samuel F.

Frostburg-Services for Samuel F. Thomas 81 of 167 Spring Street, here, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 P.M. at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home by Rev. Donald F. Sause.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park,  Pallbearers will be Thomas Warnick, Earl Thomas, Harry Ellifritz, George Wilson, Lewis Henry and T. Vogtman.  The Moose will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 P.M.
The Cumberland News Sept. 13, 1975
[Samuel F., his wife Grace and son Franklin O. are all buried in Frostburg Memorial Park Cemetery, Section B, Lot 85B in Frostburg, Maryland.~PR]
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)
Posted June 23, 2010



THOMAS, Samuel J.

FROSTBURG — Samuel J. Thomas, 81, Midland, died yesterday morning in Miners' Hospital where he had been a patient eight months. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas. Mr. Thomas, a native of England, was a charter member of Anchor Lodge No. 111, Knights of Pythias, Midland. Surviving are a son, William Thomas, Lord, and Mrs. Dora Ravenscroft, Barton. Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the Durst Funeral Home here with Rev. Raymond Crowe, pastor of Midland Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2011 



THOMAS, Thomas I.

Frostburg - Thomas I. Thomas, 72, Winchester, Va., formerly of here, died at his home, South Washington Street, Winchester, following an illness of several months. He was manager of Winchester Cold Storage, as well as secretary and manager of the board of that firm. He was also a member of the Winchester Rotary Club. Mr. Thomas was born at Eckhart, a son of the late Joseph and Martha (Davies) Thomas. His father was superintendent of the Hoffman Mines near the turn of the century and Mr. Thomas followed into the mining industry, first locally with the old Consolidated Coal Company, later at Wheeling, W. Va., and then with the Fairfax Colleries Company at Dorfee, W. Va. In 1929 he moved to Winchester and became associated with the Cold Storage firm. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Helen Tucker, Frostburg, and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas G. Scully and three grandchildren, all of Winchester. A sister, Mrs. Harry Ecker, Gettysburg, Pa., and several nieces and nephews also survive. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. from the Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester, of which he was a member, with interment there.
Cumberland Evening Times, October 21, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010

 

THOMAS, U. Grant

MEYERSDALE, Pa., April 6 — Funeral services for U. Grant Thomas, 78, who died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Younkin, Rockwood, will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. in St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Salisbury, by Rev. Ira S. Monn. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Orpha (Rubright) Thomas, died about four years ago. Besides his daughter, he leaves four other children, Mrs. Leo Baer, Meyersdale; Kenneth Thomas, Salisbury; Paul Thomas, Baltimore, and Roy Thomas, Hall Summit, La.; six grandchildren and two brothers, Mahlon Thomas, Sailsbury, and Milton Thomas, Ashland, Ohio.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 5, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2011
 


Name: Vivian "Bud" K. Thomas, 70, of Route 1, Keyser, WV
 
DOB: July 13, 1935, in Kentucky
 
DOD: Tuesday, November 16, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital
 
Spouse: Audrey (Wagoner) Thomas
 
Survived by: wife: son, Barry L. Thomas, Sr., and wife Mary; daughter, Glenda Kifer and husband Ralph; one brother
 
Burial: November 19, 2005, Mineral Baptist Church Cemetery, Keyser, WV
 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

THOMAS, William
 
Mr. William Thomas, another of Frostburg's respected citizens, died last evening about six o'clock at the advanced age of 78 years. Mr. Thomas had been in the best of health until about one week ago, when he was stricken with pneumonia, which resulted in his death. Mr. Thomas was one of-the oldest residents of this place, having lived here ever since before the war of 1861 to 1865, having served in the Second Maryland Regiment for three years. After the war he engaged in the shoe business in this place until be accumulated a considerable competence, when he closed out his business and for the past 25 years he has led a retired life. For his years, Mr. Thomas was the most active man in this locality and has taken his regular morning walk up the National pike as far as the fire clay dump for many years. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Frank and William, both of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Harry Keller,  Mrs. Nimrod Meyers and Miss Nan,  all of this place, besides one daughter, who lives in Baltimore. The funeral arrangements have not been completed yet.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, May 6, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012


THOMAS, William

William Thomas--aged 53, a well known resident, died at 4 o'clock yesterday at the family home on Green Street.  Mr.Thomas was working Wednesday.  He contracted pneumonia.  Mr. Thomas was born in Mt.Savage and was a son of the late William Benjamin Thomas.  Nine children survive, four daughters and five sons--Mrs Malcoln Layman and Misses Elsie, Gladys and Eva at home and James Thomas of Youngstown, and Griffith, William, Frederick, John and Raymond at home.  Mr. Thomas was a member of Frostburg Lodge; No.88 K of P and Freedom Council, No 123, Jr. Q.U.A.M.
November 19, 1917, Cumberland Evening TimesJames
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley)

 


 

THOMAS, William H.

MEYERSDALE — William H. Thomas, 84, died Monday at his home. Born in Bedford County, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Lehman) Thomas. He was a retired B&O Raiload fireman. Surviving are his widow, Pearl (Harden) Thomas; three children, Ray Thomas, Baltimore; Albert Thomas, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. Robert Hershey, Glen Burnie; three brothers, John, Albert and Joseph Thomas, and five sisters, Mrs. Bella Wambaugh, Mrs. Mary Shroyer, Mrs. Grace Wahl, Mrs. Norra Darrah and Mrs. Alverta Waltman; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, January 25, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



 

THOMAS, William P.

ECKHART — William P. Thomas, 47, of here, died yesterday in Miners Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was a son of Mrs. Nancy Thomas, Cumberland, and the late William R. Thomas. Surviving, besides his mother, are his widow, Lura (Lafferty) Thomas; a daughter, Miss Joan Thomas, at home; a son, Gary P. Thomas, stationed with the Air Force in Maine; five sisters, Mrs. Truman Fuller, Mrs. George Butts, Mrs. Maryland Stroup, and Mrs. Selina Shanholtz, all of Cumberland; and Mrs. Alberta Dudeck, Frostburg; and two brothers, Casper and Harold Thomas, both of Cumberland. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 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, February 17, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



THOMAS, William R.

William R. Thomas, 64, retired grocer of this city, a native of Frostburg, died early today at his home, 537 North Mechanic street. Mr. Thomas was a member of Mountain Council, No. 123, Junior Order United American Mechanics, Frostburg. He came to Cumberland eight years ago. He was a son of the late William B. and Elizabeth Lewis Thomas, who came from Wales. Surviving are his widow, the former Nancy Bell Workman; seven daughters, Mrs. William Jennings and Mrs. Joseph Dudek, Frostburg; Mrs. Pete Renotas, Mrs. Truman C. Fuller, Mrs. Harry Harvey and Mrs. Lawrence Harvey, Cumberland, and Miss Marylin Thomas, at home; and four sons, Caspar and James Thomas, Cumberland; William Thomas, Eckhart, and Charles Thomas, at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Diana Stokes, Cleveland, Ohio, and a brother, Joseph Thomas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 8, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



THOMPSON, Mrs. Catherine

Mrs. Catherine Thompson, widow of John F. Thompson died Friday afternoon at Highland Park, near Detroit, Michigan, where she had made her home with her daughters, Misses Alice and Nell Thompson for the past twenty years. For many years, Mrs. Thompson lived at Eckhart and Frostburg. Her husband died at Frostburg about thirty years ago. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Thompson resided in Cumberland for several years, moving to Michigan later. She was in her eighty ninth year and is survived by three sons and four daughters. Her sons are: James, Morgantown, W. Va.; Edward B., Jamestown, New York; and Lloyd, Highland Park. Her daughters are, Mrs. Peter Brady, Highland Park; Mrs. Bart. J. Finan, 304 Cumberland street, Cumberland; and Misses Alice and Nell Thompson, Highland Park. The funeral will probably take place Monday at Highland Park.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, February 7, 1937 - pg 19, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 18, 2011
 



THOMPSON, Mrs. Catherine Stakem

"Lonaconing, Oct 2-Mrs. Catherine Thompson, 70, died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at her home in Midland. Her husband, Myles Thompson, preceded her in death 22 years ago. Mrs. Thompson was born and resided in Midland all her life. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Midland and belongs to the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surviving are three sons, Francis and Paul Thompson, Midland; John J. Thompson, Westernport; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Blair, Midland and Mrs. Helena Creamer, Washington; three brothers, James Stakem, Midland; Peter Stakem, Lonaconing; and Patrick Stakem, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. John McMahon, Midland and Mrs. Patrick McGuire, Hagerstown and 12 grandchildren."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 3 Oct 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009



 

THOMPSON, Frank R.

FROSTBURG — Frank R. Thompson, 81, of 73 Bowery Street, where he resided with a niece, Mrs. Olive Patton, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where he had been a patient seven weeks. Born in Clarysville, he was a son of the late A. Patrick and Mary Martha (Dudley) Thompson. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Agnes Elrick here, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a. m. Thursday in St. Michael's Catholic Church with interment in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 12, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



THOMPSON, Harry

"Harry Thompson, native of Frostburg, and a former resident of Cumberland, is dead at 5 Avalon avenue, Detroit, after an illness of 11 months according to word received here. He was a son of Mrs. Catherine Thompson and the late Frank Thompson. Mrs. B.J. Finan, 13 Cumberland street, this city, is a sister. Other brothers and sisters are Myles and Lloyd Thompson, Detroit; Edward B., Jamestown, N.Y., and James R. Thompson, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Peter Brady, Alice and Nellie Thompson, Detroit."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 16 Feb 1921
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 31, 2010


THOMPSON, Gilbert N.
 
Thompson Services
Frostburg - Services for Gilbert N Thompson, 53, of 23 Welsh St, who died Friday at Miner's  Hospital will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St Michael's Catholic Church.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Lee Grimes, James Darrow, Robert Hansel, John Clark, Vincent Bollino and William Eberly.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, May 12, 1957 - pg 35, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 14, 2013



THOMPSON, Gilbert Neal

Thompson Service
Frostburg - A service for Gilbert Neal Thompson, 31, of Essex, who was fatally injured Sunday in an automobile accident near Frederick will be conducted tomorrow at 3: 30 p.m. at the Durst Funeral Home.  Rev William Anderson will officiate and interment will be in St Michael's cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dr James Poland, James Lancaster, Robert Welch, John Bennett, William Lloyd and Francis Harris.  Mr Thompson is survived by his mother, Mrs William Lancaster, 23 Welch St and a sister, Mrs Kenneth Harris, here.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 23, 1964 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 14, 2013


 

THOMPSON, Isaac I.

Having lived out and beyond the allotted three score years and ten of man, and in the long life set an example worthy of emulation by American youth, Isaac I. Thompson, aged 82 years, answered the final summons from his Creator and passed to his reward on Friday, November 22, 1912, at his home near Gorman, Md, his death being due to the diseases incident to old age. Sunday at 11 o'clock a funeral sermon was delivered at White church by Rev. J. H. Moore, of Keyser, who paid high tribute to the grand character of the departed. Rev J. M. Davis, of Oakland Md, also made a short talk in which he said he had known Mr. Thompson intimately for over sixty years, and spoke of his noble character and pure life.  He was affiliated with the Methodist church. The burial followed in the family plot, where the remains of many relatives already rest. The funeral was largely attended by many friends from W. Va. and Md. Mr. Isaac I. Thompson is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Sophronia E. Hilleary, a widow, who resides with him, and Mrs. Amos Whip of Beaver Run, Mineral County. His aged wife is very ill at this time. He came of one of the pioneer families of Garrett Co, and had spent his life industriously engaged in farming and stock raising and had possessed himself of thousands of acres of land in the Ryan's Glade section of his county and at the same time accumulated money. He was a son of Israel Thompson, who was killed in 1876 by a runaway team. His mother lived to be 92 years of age.  H. S. Thompson, a well known business man of Keyser is a nephew of the deceased.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 8, 2010



THOMPSON, James

ECKHART~James Thompson, 47 years old, died Sunday morning at his home in Clarysville from pneumonia., which followed and attack of influenza. He is survived by his wife and seven children, James in France and Leo, Bertha, John, Gilbert, Catherine and Lawrence at home. The son, James, went to France with the All-American contingent. Mr. Thompson was born and raised in Clarysville. He is also survived by his widowed mother and six sisters, Mrs. Edward Flynn, Homestead, Pa.; Emma and Leahy. Mrs. J. Dean, Mrs. Joseph Elrick, Mrs. Angela Fram and one brother, Frank Thompson, all of Frostburg.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland; Monday, October 11, 1918, Page 10
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 23, 2010



THOMPSON, James H.
 
Mt. Savage - A service for James H. Thompson, 80, of Wellersburg Road, who died Monday, will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Hafer=-Sowers Funeral Home in Frostburg. Rev. Steven H. Washburn will officiate and interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be George Speis, John Jackle, Blaine McKenzie, James Dohm, Clarence Hardy and Ralph Schrug, all members of Henry Hart Post VFW.
Cumberland Evening Times; 28 May 1975
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012

 

THOMPSON, John G.

John G. Thompson, a well known farmer of Berkeley county, died Aug 5, 1902.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER WEST VIRGINIA, AUGUST 15, 1902
W O LONG, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



THOMPSON, John H.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY - John H. Thompson, a prominent citizen of Three Churches, this county, died at his home on Thursday last, after an illness of only a few days. Deceased was for years a member of the M. E. Church, South, and interment was in the cemetery at the Methodist church Saturday. He leaves a wife and several children, the eldest of whom is Dr. J. Frank Thompson.
Keyser Tribune, April 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010



THOMPSON, Joseph

"Joseph Thompson, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Thompson, formerly of this city, and nephew of Robert Shuck, Frostburg, died yesterday in Chicago.  Mr. and Mrs. Thompson resided in Barton before moving to Cumberland and have resided in chicago for several years."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland Saturday January 14, 1928 page 7
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 30, 2011



 

THOMPSON, Mrs. Lucy Lafferty

Frostburg - Mrs. Lucy Lafferty Thompson, age 74, widow of James Thompson, 113 East Main Street, died yesterday in Miners' Hospital where she had been a patient for five weeks. A native of Allegany county, Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Lafferty. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons, James Thompson of Corriganville; Lawrence Thompson of Baltimore, and Leo and Gilbert Thompson of Frostburg; two daughters, Mrs. Sam LaPorta of Frostburg and Mrs. Bertha Bowman of Cumberland; two brothers, George Lafferty of Eckhart and Jacob Lafferty of Allegany Grove; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home; rites will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 28, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


THOMPSON – Miss M. Omer
 
Miss M. Omer Thompson, 618 Frederick Street, died at 7:30 a.m. today.  A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (McCaughan) Thompson.  She lived in Mt. Savage before coming to Cumberland. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John Gallagher, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Andrew Laughlin and Miss Mary Thompson, at home; two brothers, Joseph, Frostburg, and Gerard, Cumberland.  She was bookkeeper for the Fleigh Motor Co., until it went out of business, and was a sister of the late Jerome Thompson, who had the Studebaker agency here for years.  Miss Thompson was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, March 7, 1940
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 26, 2013

 

THOMPSON, Mrs. Margaret Boal

"Westernport-A requiem mass for Mrs. Margaret Thompson, 79, formerly of Piedmont, W. Va., wife of the late Michael Thompson, who died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Roth, Chicago, will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, here. Interment will be in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Barton. The body arrived here this afternoon and was taken to Boal's Funeral Home, Church Street, where it will remain until the funeral. Besides Mrs. Roth she is survived by six other children: Austin, Mervin and Nelson Thompson, and Mrs. Frank Huntoon (?hard to read) and Mrs. Alfred Ultsch (?hard to read), Chicago, and Glen Thompson, Piedmont. She also leaves a brother, David Boal, Barton."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 18 Sep 1944
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 15, 2010



 

THOMPSON, Miss Mary

Bureau Evening Times Barton, April 10
Miss Mary Thompson, a respectable young lady of this place died very suddenly at her home here yesterday at 1:10 o'clock of heart disease, from which she had been a sufferer for a number of years. The deceased was about 38 years old and leaves three brothers, Michael, David and Joseph, of this place and two sisters, Maggie of Barton and Mrs. Frank Arnold of Frostburg.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Evening Times Cumberland, Maryland April 10, 1905
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009



 

THOMPSON, Mrs. Mary N. Dudley

Frostburg, Aug. 24 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary N. Thompson, wife of the late Patrick Thompson, who died last Friday evening, were held Monday morning from Saint Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. William H. Kelly, assistant pastor, celebrated the high mass of requiem. Father Kelly also delivered the funeral sermon. Interment was in Saint Michael's cemetery. The pallbearers were Owen L. Porter, F. Muir, James Kenney, Luther Ralston, Elmer Wilderman and Charles Wade.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 24, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009



THOMPSON, Mervin

"Barton-Mervin Thompson, 62, formerly of here, died last night at his home in Chicago where he had been a resident since 1922.  He was a son of the late Michael and Margret (Boal) Thompson.  A retired employee of the Elevated Railroad Company of Chicago, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the Catholic Church in Chicago.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude (Logsdon) Thompson, at home and formerly of here; two sons, Vincent Thompson and Edward Thompson, both of Chicago; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Margaret Fletcher, Mrs. Gertrude Sabin, Mrs. Genevieve McGuire, Miss Kathleen Thompson and Miss Rita Jo Thompson, all of Chicago; two brothers, Glenn Thompson, Piedmont and Nelson Thompson, also of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Ultsch and Mrs. Frank Huntoong, both of Chicago, and Mrs. William J. Roth, California, and six grandchildren."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland Tuesday July 6, 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 30, 2011



 

THOMPSON, Patrick

Patrick Thompson, a veteran of the Civil war, died Tuesday at his home on Taylor street. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Charles Fram; Mrs. Edward Flynn, Homestead, Pa.; Mrs. Emma Leahy, Mrs. James Dean, Mrs. Joseph Elrick and Frank and James Thompson. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, November 6, 1918
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



 

THOMPSON, Robert (Casey)

FROSTBURG - Robert (Casey) Thompson, 66, of 94 West Mechanic Street, died yesterday at his residence. He had been in failing health for two months. Mr. Thompson was born in Clarysville, a son of the late James and Lucy (Lafferty) Thompson. He was a retired city employe. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen (Thomas) Thompson; one son, Robert Thompson, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bowman, this city; Mrs. Samuel LaPorta, Frostburg; two brothers, Lawrence Thompson, Baltimore; James Thompson, Wellersburg, and one grandson. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 8:30 p.m.
The Cumberland News, May 25, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



 

THOMPSON, Robert J.

Robert J. Thompson, a native of Hampshire Co, died at his home in Romney last Sun. He had passes his seventy-eighth year.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



 

THOMPSON, Miss Samelia M.

Constable Charles W. Thompson, brother, and Mrs. Florence Gordon, of Keyser, W. Va., a sister of Miss Samelia M. Thompson, who was found dead in her apartment on McCulloh street, Baltimore, last Thursday, are attending the funeral in Front Royal, Warrent County, Va. The body of Miss Thompson, who was 56 years old, was taken there Saturday evening. The discovery of Miss Thompson's death was made by a woman who lived in the apartment house and who detected the odor of gas while passing the former's door. Upon investigation it was learned that the gas had come from a leak in a pipe. Coroner Macht, of the Northwestern district, gave a certificate of death due to bronchitis, although he stated that the deadly fumes had hastened her end. The body was taken to the morgue. Miss Thompson, having no relatives in Baltimore, Marshal Farnan, however, conducted an investigation and learned that she had relatives in VA. and Allegany Co, notified them of her death.
-Cumb Times of 30th.
Keyser Tribune, January 2, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

 


 

THOMPSON, Summer W.

Word was received here on Monday, January 27, advising of the death of Summer W. Thompson, of Long Beach, Ca, formerly of Davis.
Keyser Tribune, February 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 25, 2010

 



 

THOMPSON, William

"Frostburg-William Thompson, aged 29 years, died at his home, 56 Broadway of heart disease following a three month illness. He is survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Thompson of Frostburg; brothers, Frank of Frostburg and James of Clarysville; and sisters, Mrs. James Dean; Mrs. Joseph Elrich; and Mrs. Charles Fram of Frostburg; Mrs. Edward Flynn of Homestead PA; and Mrs. Emma Thompson of Lonaconing. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery."
05 May 1916; Cumberland Times, Cumberland, Maryland
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 12, 2011



 

THORNBLADE, Edward E.

Edward E. Thornblade, 77, of Southwest Greensburg, died in Westmoreland Hospital at Greensburg at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening. A son of the late Andrew and Kersten Olson Thornblade, he had lived in the greater Greensburg area for the past 70 years. He was an engineer and had been employed 40 years by the Keystone Coal Company, was a member of the first engineering corps which worked on construction of the State Turnpike and for the past 12 years was employed by the Jamison Coal Company. Deceased was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church of which he had served as deacon, secretary and treasurer for several years and also of Svea Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna C. Thornblade, six children, Edna and Julia at home, Carl E. of Scottdale, Mrs. George Brigaman of Greensburg, Mrs. Nevin Wolfe of Warren and Dorothy at home, eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. C. G. Bowman of Greensburg. The body was taken to the Seeman funeral home at Greensburg. It will be removed from there at noon Thursday to the Salem Lutheran Church to lie in state until the time of the service at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. Waldemar Ekeberg will officiate. Interment will be in St. Clair Cemetery.
Wednesday, March 4, 1953, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 27, 2010



THORNE, Mrs. Kay L. Jamison

Kay L. Thorne, 50, of Hyndman RD 1, died Friday, Feb. 25, 1994, at her residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late William D. Jamison and Maxine L. (Emerick) Jamison Kraynak. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, David E. Thorne, and by two daughters: Robin K., wife of Douglas Robinson, Cumberland, Md.; and Patty A., wife of Troy Shroyer, Hyndman RD 1; and three grandchildren. She is survived by these brothers and sisters: William D. "Doc" Jamison, Hyndman; Richard L. "Cork" Jamison, Ellerslie, Md.; Ronald R. Jamison, Hyndman; and Colleen K. Emerick, Hyndman. Also surviving is her stepfather, Charles T. Kraynak of Hyndman. Mrs. Thorne was a member and past president of the ladies auxiliaries of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Co. and the Hyndman VFW Oscar Jordan Post 7375. Funeral services: Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Fay E. Leydig officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice at Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
The Bedford Gazette, February 26, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011


THORPE, G. Robert
 
FROSTBURG - G. Robert Thorpe Sr., 46, of Borden Mines, died today at his residence. A native of Borden, he was a son of Mrs. Helen (Folk) Thorpe, Borden Mines, and the late George William Thorpe. Mr. Thorpe was a carpenter and member of Frostburg Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1273 and Frostburg Moose Lodge 343. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Love) Thorpe; two sons, James Dale Thorpe, here; and George Robert Thorpe Jr., Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Ann Lewis, Norwalk, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Yutzy and Mrs. Susan Seifarth, both of Borden Mines; two brothers, Jack William Thorpe, Borden Mines and Thomas Thorpe, Sunny Side and eight grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George L. Wehler. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 20, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012



THORPE, John

Frostburg, Feb. 18 — John Thorpe, 51, single, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward Harden, West Mechanic street, this morning. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt Thorpe. Surviving are a brother, William, Frostburg; three other sisters, Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, Eckhart, and Mrs. Walter Eichhorn and Mrs. Pearl Spitznas, both of Frostburg. He was a member of the Frostburg Fire department and of the First English Baptist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2011



 

THRASHER, Mrs. Annie L. King

Departed this life January the 19th, 1887, at the residence of her husband, John E. Thrasher, of Deer Park, Mrs. Annie L. Thrasher, aged 30 years, 10 months, and 19 days. Deceased was the daughter of Jos. King, a well-known and respected citizen of this county. At an early age Mrs. Thrasher united with the M. E. Church of Glade Valley, and lived a pious and devout christian; was at all time faithful to the church of her choice. Deceased leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss. A loss that can never be filled in this world; that of a true christian mother. The funeral took place from the M. E. Church, Rev. J. C. Kurtz officiating, preaching from the 23 rd Psalm; "The Lord is my Shepherd, etc." The church was packed with relatives and friends to pay the last sad tribute of respect to a devoted wife, loving mother and kind neighbor. Her remains were interred in the Deer Park cemetery, where they were laid to rest to await the resurrection of the just. The following lines were composed by her bereaved husband.
~A Friend

"When forced to part from those we love,
Though sure to meet again,
Yet still we feel an inward pain.
But who can e'er describe the tears,
We shed when thus we sever,
If to part for months or years,
Perhaps to part forever.
Yet if our aims are fixed aright,
A scared hope is given,
Though here our prospects end in night,
We will meet again in Heaven.
She bids the storms of life to cease,
The troubled breast be calm,
And the wounded heart she
Pours religious healing balm.
Her hallowed influence cheers life's cared,
Of sadness and of gloom;
It guides me through the vale of tears,
To joys beyond the tomb.
Ye golden lamp of Heaven, farewell
'Till we shall meet again;
My grief no tongue can tell,
O, Father, I bow to thy will and feel no pain."
J. E. T.
The Republican
January 19, 1887
(Courtesy of Patty Friend Thompson)
Posted November 26, 2009
 


THRASHER,  Benjamin Taylor

DEER PARK-Mr. Benjamin Taylor Thrasher, died at 3:15 a. m. May 2, 1933, at his home in Deer Park, Md., from complications which had caused a lingering illness of over a year and which became critical about a week before his death. Mr. Thrasher was born at Cedar Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia, on October 25, 1846, and was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Thrasher, he was aged 86 years, 7 months and 7 days.  Mr. Thrasher had been a resident of Deer Park for 65 years, and had he lived until June 15, 1933, he would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret J. Thrasher, three daughters; Miss Anna Thrasher, Deer Park, Md., Mrs. E. D. Cooper, Washington, D.C., Miss Ada Thrasher, Washington, D.C.  Six sons,William R. Thrasher, Pittsburgh, Pa., J. Allen Thrasher, Baltimore, Md., J. Robert Thrasher, Deer Park, Md., Russell H. and Ralph H. Thrasher, Washington, D.C., Paul L. Thrasher, Keyser, W. Va., and one brother, Frank H. Thrasher, of Atlanta, Ga. Sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at his home, Thursday, May 4th, 1933 at 2 a. m. Rev. C. A. Shilke, Lutheran Minister, Oakland, Md., officiating, assisted by Rev. David C. Trimble, Episcopal Minister, Oakland, Md.

THRASHER,  Benjamin Taylor

Funeral of the Late Benjamin T. Thrasher
Funeral services for Benjamin Taylor Thrasher, 86, who died Tuesday, May 2, at his home at Deer Park, were held last Thursday afternoon, Rev. Charles A. Shilke, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oakland, officiating, assisted by the Rev. David C. Trimble, of Oakland Episcopal Church. The six sons of the deceased were pallbearers and six of his nephews, Howard, Edward, Walter Thrasher, Claude Friend, Clarence Lashorn and Aquilla Bartley, were flower bearers.  Music for the funeral service was rendered by a quartet of the Masonic lodge of Oakland, Md, of which fraternity some of his sons are members. The deceased was born at Cedar Creek, Va., October 25, 1846, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Thrasher.  He had been a resident of Deer Park for 65 years and was a member of the Lutheran Church. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. George Waddell, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Waddell, Mrs. Evers Bartley, Phillipi, W.Va.; Aquilla Bartley, Charleston, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Williams, Clarksburg, W.Va.; Howard Thrasher, Parkersburg, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thrasher, Bridgeport, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pritts, daughter Lois and Miss Alice Hartley, Kitzmiller; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams, Mr. and Mrs. John Kimball, Bayard, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dale, Miss Carrie Thrasher, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flaherty, Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Upton Cuppett, Mr. and Mrs. Willis McClelland, Mountain Lake Park; Arthur Stemple, Miss Bertha Stemple and Mrs. D. E. Sanders, Morgantown, W.Va.

(penciled in date on bottom of photocopy May 11, 1933)
The Republican Newspaper, Oakland, MD
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)



THRASHER, Mrs. Elizabeth Jankey

Mrs. Elizabeth Thrasher, widow of the late William M. (W) Thrasher, of Deer Park, died at the home of her son, Harry V. (U) Thrasher, at Deer Park, on Saturday morning, May 25, at 9:30 o’clock. Mrs. Thrasher was a daughter of the late John and Martha Jankey and was born in Piedmont, W. Va., October 6, 1862. She was aged 77 years. She had resided in Deer Park the greater portion of her lifetime and had been a member of the United Brethren church for many years. Surviving are fours sons and four daughters: Mrs. Paul Irion, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. William Seib, Mrs. P. P. Davis, Mrs. T. E. Flaherty, all of Washington, D.C.; Harry V. Thrasher, Edward R. Thrasher and Walter C. Thrasher, all of Deer Park, and Albert W. Thrasher, of Oakland. Also surviving are two brothers, Henry Bobet of Deer Park and Charles Jankey, of Cumberland. Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning at 11:00 o’clock from the home of her son, Harry Thrasher, at Deer Park, with Rev. David C. Trimble, rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, and Rev. A. B. Leamer, D.D., pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran church, Oakland, in charge. Interment was in the Deer Park cemetery. The pallbearers were her fours sons and two sons-in-law.
(From the book, "Graves of Garrett Co.", year of death was 1940)
Similar obituary appeared in the Cumberland Sunday Times on May 26, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

THRASHER, Mrs. Elizabeth Jankey

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Thrasher, widow of the Late William W. Thrasher, Deer Park, who died at the home of her son, Harry V. (U) Thrasher, Saturday morning about 9:30, were held Monday morning from the home of her son with Rev. A. B. Leamer, officiating, assisted by the Rev. David C. Trimble. Mrs. Thrasher was the daughter of the late John and Martha Jankey, and was born in Piedmont, W. Va., October 6, 1862. She had been a resident of Deer Park most of her life and had been a member of the United Brethren Church for many years. She is survived by four sons; Harry, Edward and Walter of Deer Park and Albert of Oakland; and four daughters; Mrs. Paul Iron, (Irion) Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. William Seib, Mrs. P. P. Davis and Mrs. T. E. Flaherty, all of Washington, D. C. Surviving also are two brothers, Henry Bobet, Deer Park, and Charles Jankey, Cumberland.
Cumberland Sunday Times, May 26, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 


Name: Mary Jane Thrasher, 78, of Midland

Parents:  Joseph Kight and Mildred (Grandstaff) Kight

DOB: March 12, 1932 in Beryl, WV 

DOD: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing

Spouse: Lorraine "Spain" Thrasher, who died in 1993

Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, Don Kight; sisters, Marguerite Evans and Joann Kight (infant sister)

Survived by: children, Mary Margaret "Mimi" Brant and husband John Leroy of Gilmore; Pam McKenzie and husband Leonard of Frostburg; Wayne Thrasher and wife Susan of Mooresville, N.C.; brother, William Kight; sister, Helen Braithwaite

Burial: February 2, 2011, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014


THRASHER, Nelson David

Nelson David Thrasher, 70, of Rawlings, died Tuesday at Fort Howard Veteran’s Hospital, Baltimore County. A native of Rawlings, he was a son of the late James W. and Eliza (Bailey) Thrasher. He was a retired railroad repairman. His wife, Delphia (Flanagan) Thrasher, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Davis Hess Thrasher, Baltimore; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Rexroad, McCoole; two brothers, James Thrasher, Morgantown, and Robert Thrasher, Rawlings. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. S. R. Neel, retired Methodist minister, will officiate and interment will be in Biertown Cemetery, near Rawlings.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Aug. 26, 1965.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 20, 2010




THRUSH, Miss Isia

The funeral or memorial service for the late Miss Isia Thrush will be held at Lone Star Church, near Burlington, on Sun July 28th at 11 o’clock am.  Services will be conducted by Rev S Umstot.
Keyser Tribune, July 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010


THUSS, William Thomas
 
William Thomas Thuss, 71, formerly of 806 Shriver Avenue, died yesterday. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late August and Christine (Phillips) Thuss. His wife Nora (Miller) Thuss, preceded him in death. Mr. Thuss was a retired production supervisor for Community Baking Company. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Hankins, city; one brother, Charles Thuss, city; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Griminger and Mrs. Charles Chenowith, city, and one grandchild. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p. m. and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2:30 p. m. by R. Monroe Harris, First Church of Christ-Scientist. Interment will be in Hiilcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 27, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 5, 2013

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