Robert L. Strachan


Frostburg, Sept. 6 - Robert L. Strachan, 69, native of Scotland, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Twigg, Eckhart, following a paralytic stroke. A resident of Eckhart fro the past 35 years, he had been employed by the Consolidation Coal Company until recently, when he retired.  He served with the United States Army in the Spanish-American War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Other survivors include Robert L. Strachan, Jr., a son, who has been in the Army for eight years and is now stationed at Langley Field, Va.; three step-children, Mrs. Jeannette Kidwell, Thomas Gracie and Mrs. Anne Grader, Eckhart; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Whistner. Morgantown, W.Va.; Mrs. Sarah Moore, Boswell, Pa.; Mrs. Annie McNearney, Cumberland, and Miss Mary Strachan, Scotland.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1941
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

STRADER, Miss Sallie

GRANT COUNTY PRESS (PETERSBURG) OF 5TH - Miss Sallie Strader died at her home here Saturday night at 12 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks of typhoid fever, aged about 59 years. The funeral took place Monday morning at 10 o'clock, services being conducted at the house by Rev. H. Lawson, of the M E Church, and Rev. J. Hoge Smith, of the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were interred in the Petersburg cemetery. The deceased had been a member of the church for many years. She is survived by her father, Walter Strader, and one sister, Mrs. Jemima Armentrout.
Keyser Tribune, September 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

STRAFFORD,  Mrs. Eleanora Williams

Mrs. Eleanora Williams Strafford, 55, wife of John W. Strafford, 234 South Mechanic street, died at 9:30 last night at Allegany Hospital where she had been a patient since January 16. Mrs. Stafford[sic] is survived by her husband, one son, James A. Stafford[sic], this city; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Oglebay, this city, and Miss Eloise Stafford[sic], at home; one brother, John  W. Williams, this city, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Rizer, Frostburg. Three grandchildren also  survive.
Thursday, 30 January 1930; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted February 12, 2020

STRAHIN, Charles Adam

Charles Adam Strahin, 69, of Terra Alta, died Sunday, June 6, 1993, at Monongalia General Hospital.He was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Howesville, a son of the late Arthur and Sarah A. McDaniel Strahin. He was a member of VFW Post 578 in Terra Alta, a veteran of World War II and a retired coal miner. Survivors include two sons, Arthur E. "Sonny" Strahin and David Charles Strahin, both of Terra Alta; three daughters, Pamela Ruth Popielewski and Sheila L. Pyles, both of Kingwood, and Carla Marie Strahin of Terra Alta; four brothers, Melvin Strahin of Albright, Ralph Strahin of Philippi and Frederick Strahin of Idaho; six sisters, Mary Alice Crowe of Millersville, MD, Lucille Titchnell of Kingwood, Virginia McNear of Morgantown, Betty Chandler of Phoenix, AZ, Opal Walker of Morgantown and Clara Mac Hipp of Fairfax, VA; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four half-brothers. Friends may call at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta from 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday), June 9. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the funeral home, with pastor Robert K. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Terra Alta, with full military services provided by Preston County VFW members.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; June 9, 1993
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted May 23, 2010

STRALEY, George W.

Weston - George W. Straley, a traveling salesman for a Parkersburg house, while riding through the streets of Jane Lew, was attacked by heart failure and he fell from his horse dead. He had traveled through this section for many years.
Mineral Daily News, August 29, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 9, 2010

Mrs. Rachel Eckhart Stranchan

STRANCHAN, Mrs. Rachel Eckhart

Eckhart, Md., Oct. 11 - Mrs. Rachel (Eckhart) Stranchan, 74, wife of Robert Stranchan, died yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. Surviving children by her first marriage are Mrs. Janet Kidwell, Mrs. Annie Groder and Thomas Gracie, and by her second husband, Mrs. Mary Twigg and Robert Stranchan, also of Eckhart.  She also leave nine granchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times, October  11, 1940   
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)


Lena Strange, 61, of Westbrook, died at 9:48 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 in Root Valley Fair Lodge after a long illness. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ron Hamby, pastor, and Rev. Darris Egger, District Superintendent of the Methodist Church from Abilene, officiating. Burial was in the Westbrook Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. A native of Colorado, Lena Lee Bird was born on March 29, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Bird. She attended school in Colorado City and married Gwan Strange on July 7, 1940 in Westbrook. A longtime employee of the City National Bank, she also served as a bank officer. She was a charter member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; one son, Clay Strange of Austin; her mother, Mrs. Birdie Bird of Colorado City. Pallbearers were Jay Craddock, Rick Perkins, Jack Perkins, Bob Reily, Wayne Shawn, and George Womack. Honorary pallbearers were George Witten and Charles Thompson.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017


Gwan C. "G" Strange, 79, prominent Mitchell County rancher and farmer, died Saturday, December 21, in Junction. A graveside service was held in Westbrook Cemetery, and a memorial service was held in the First United Methodist Church, Colorado City, where he had been a longtime member. The Revs. Howard Quiett and Bob Ford officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Mr. Strange was born December 14, 1917, in Bridgeport, Texas. He moved to the Colorado City area as a young child. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and had served in Saipan. A past director of the Lone Star Electric Co-op for many years, he had also served on the Mitchell County Appraisal Board. He taught the men's Bible class in the First United Methodist Church for many years and had served on the board. He was married to C. Maye Neal of Junction, Texas, on March 28, 1988. Survivors include his wife, C. Maye Strange; one son, Joe Clayton Strange of Austin; two stepsons, Robert M. Neal of College Station and Jon Kenley Neal of Abilene; two sisters, Juanita Miller of Houston, and Vedia Phillips of Dallas; one brother, Lowrie Strange of Lubbock; five grandsons and one great-grandson.
Published in the Colorado City Record, January 2, 1997, page 5
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

STRATTAN, Arthur Paul, Jr.

Arthur Paul Strattan, Jr., 51, of Bruceton Mills (Hazelton community), died Monday, December 9, in his home. He was born January 26, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Arthur P. and Marie Eckenrode Strattan. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the Korean conflict He is survived by his wife, Sandra Casteel Strattan; a son, Eric Strattan of Hazelton; and a brother, Ralph Strattan of Lorain, Ohio. Service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday), December 11, at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
Unidentified Paper, about Monday December 9, 1996
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010



Clyde L. Stratton, 69, of  Polk Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Retired owner of the former Stratton Bar and Restaurant on North Centre Street, he was a member of BPO Elks' Lodge 63 and Mansfield, Ohio FOE Aerie 336. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late James and Nellie (Chandler) Stratton. Surviving are his widow Myrtle A. (Blocker) Stratton; a son, Donald E. Stratton, Hollywood, Fla., and three grandchildren. The body is at the Leasure Stein Funeral Home, where friends will be received today fom 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, October 18, 1973 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011


STRAUB, Miss Deloris

Services for Miss Deloris Straub, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Straub, of Baltimore, formerly of Cumberland, who died Friday, were held Monday in Baltimore. Attending from this section were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Newcomer, Mrs. Harry Haller, Staff Sgt. James Straub, Mrs. Clarence Steward, Mrs. Carl Rice, Mrs. Theodore Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Waverly R. Rice and Mrs. William Nies, all of Cumberland, and Mrs. Clyde Henry, of Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 11, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


Name: Mary Ola Straw, 95, of Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD
Parents: Otis C. Wisman and Sarah Elizabeth (Hite) Wisman
DOB: September 30, 1907, Cumberland, MD
DOD: Friday, February 7, 2003, at the WMHS Sacred Heart Campus Hospital, Cumberland, MD

Spouse: William Cecil Straw, Sr.
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1971; sister, Zelia McCollough;
brother, Franklin A. Wisman
Survived by:  son, William C. Straw, Jr., and his wife Carolyn, Cumberland, MD;
daughter, Mary E. Malamphy and her husband Hugh Malamphy, Ph.D., Cumberland, MD
Burial: Monday, February 10, 2003, Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 26, 2015

STRAWBRIDGE, Mrs. Jennie Reed

LONACONING - Mrs. Jennie (Reed) Strawbridge, 88, formerly of Lonaconing, died Friday, Oct. 5, 1990, at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda. She had been a resident of Fairland Nursing Home, Silver Spring. Born Nov. 17, 1901, in Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Agnes (McKenzie) Reed. Her husband, Ralph Strawbridge, died in 1950. Mrs. Strawbridge was a retired employee of the federal government, having worked in the agriculture department in Washington, D.C. She was a member of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Arnold, Lonaconing, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Boal-Warnick Funeral Home, Lonaconing. Services will be conducted there Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John Nurnberger. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing.
Cumberland Times-News, Saturday, October 6, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 7, 2018



LONACONING — Ralph Strawbridge, Bethesda, husband of the former Miss Jennie Reed of Lonaconing, died this morning in Suburban Hospital there following a brief illness. Mr. Strawbridge, who frequently visited here, was a retired school teacher. He last served on the faculty of Wilson High School, Washington. Surviving, besides his widow, are a son, Dr. Neilson Strawbridge, Washington, and a grandson.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014


STRAWSER, Mrs. Leah G. Wotring

Leah G. Strawser, 86, Aurora, died Monday, December 12, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born July 6, 1902, a daughter of the late William F. and Dora Virginia Wotring. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Lantz Ridge. Mrs. Strawser was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert C. Strawser, in July  1975. She is survived by three sons, Donald D. Strawser, Chester, Va., Robert G. Strawser and William H. Strawser, both Amboy; one daughter, Mrs. William  (Noma) Rand, Crewe, Va.; three sisters, Irene Hoover and Opel Roy, both of Terra Alta, and Neva Wable, Connellsville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral  Home in Terra Alta where a  service was held on December 15 with the Rev. Stacy L Groscup officiating. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Lantz Ridge Community, C/O Edna Wiles, Star Route, Aurora.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Monday, December 12, 1988
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010


STRAWSER, Mrs. Norah Lauvada Evans

Norah Lauvada Strawser, 97, Eglon, W.Va., and for the past nine years a resident of Nella's Inc. Nursing Home of Crystal Springs, Elkins, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001. Born April 18, 1904, in Eglon, she was a daughter of the late John William and Sylvia M. Calcamp Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin B. Strawser, who died June 15, 1981. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Violet M. Evans a brother, Harry B. Evans; and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, W.Va. Surviving are her daughter, Helen Phillips, Elkins; a son; Glenn D. Strawser, Eglon; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Friends were received at Hinkle 'Funeral, Home, Davis, W.Va.  A service was held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon, with the Rev. Sam Moon officiating, Interment was held in the Old Eglon Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010

STRAWSER, Mrs. Patricia Ann Alexander

Patricia Ann Strawser, 60, of 115 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Washington County Hospital. Born July 16, 1940, in Vindex, Md., she was the daughter of the late Benton W. and Nora A. Butler Alexander. She is survived by a daughter, Clarissa Elizabeth Strawser of Garrett Co., Md.; a son, Alvin Roy Strawser of Garrett County; a sister, Opal Arlene Sirbaugh of Hagerstown, and a brother, Ferris Alexander of Hagerstown. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Benton E. Alexander and James R. Alexander. Services will be Monday at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home in Hagertown. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.
[No known source or date of publication]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2017


STRAWSER, William H.

William H. "Bill" Strawser, 73, Aurora, W.Va., died Friday March 19, 2010, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born July 28, 1936, in Madison Run, W.Va., he was a son of the late Herbert Cecil and Leah G. Wotring Strawser. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Margie L. Strawser, on October 11, 2008; one brother, Norman Strawser; and one sister, Noma Rand. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He worked at Arnett Logging for 28 years. He was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by two sons, Allen Strawser, Eglon, and Roger Strawser, Aurora; one daughter, Brenda Sines, Eglon; two brothers, Donald Strawser, Crewe, Va., and his twin brother Robert Strawser, Amboy, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, W.Va., and at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Aurora, where a service was conducted on Monday, March 22, with the Rev. William V. Connelly officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association, c/o Allen Strawser, 865 Maple Spring Highway, Eglon, WV 26706.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 25, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010


STRAYER, Mrs. Mary Ann Domer

SCOTTDALE, Jan. 4.—Rev. W. V. Barnhart of Market street was at Youngwood Friday afternoon where he assisted with funeral service of Mrs. Mary Ann Domer Strayer. 
January 4, 1941, The Daily Courier
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2015


STREET, Thomas M.

Thomas M. Street, aged 77, a very prominent lawyer, died January 19 at Cape Charles, Va.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010

STREETS, Delbert Melvin

Bloomington - Delbert Melvin Streets, 57, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted Thursday. He had been in failing health seven months. Born at Elk Garden, W. Va., a son of the late Newton and Alta (Metcalfe) Street, he had resided here 38 years. An employe at the Luke Mill of West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, he was a member of Luke Local 676, United Paperworkers Union, and of Bloomington Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Barbara (Moorehead) Streets; two sons, Richard Streets, at home and Delbert J. Streets, Falls Church, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Lucas, Weston, W. Va.; Mrs. Marshall Magruder, Barton, and Mrs. Jack Perande, Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, William Streets, Bloomington, and Walter Streets, Philippi, W.VA.; a sister, Mrs. Francis Fazenbaker, Baltimore, and 18 grandchildren. The body will be at the residence where friends will be received tomorrow. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bloomington Methodist Church by Rev. Charles Eaton and interment will be in Bloomington Cemetery.
Tuesday, 6 August 1963; Cumberland (MD) News
Posted August 24, 2019



Died at Elk Garden, March 4, 1911 after a brief illness, May, daughter of Newton and Mrs Altie Streets, aged 2 years, 10 months and 3 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev L C Messick, and the interment was in the Nethken Hill Cemetery.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010


STREETS, Daughter of Newton & Altie

ELK GARDEN NEWS - Died at Elk Garden, March 4, 1911 after a brief illness, May, daughter of Newton and Mrs Altie Streets, aged 2 years, 10 months and 3 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev L C Messick, and the interment was in the Nethken Hill Cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, March 10, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010

STREETT, Allen Ralph

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Allen Ralph Streett, 57, of Fort Ashby, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1940, in Cumberland Valley, Bedford County, Pa., he was the son of the late DeWayne Wesley Streett and Margaret Annabell (Growden) Streett. He also was preceded in death by his stepson, Joseph Todd Shriver; and his stepmother, Pearl Miller Streett. Mr. Streett had served in the U.S. Army. He was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Streett had 23 years of service with Carl Belt Inc., where he had been a supervisor. Mr. Streett attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Fort Ashby VFW Post No. 6667, and the Carpenter’s Union, Local No. 1024, Cumberland. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ruth (Deremer) Streett; one stepson, Mark C. Shriver, Fort Ashby; one sister, Nancy Grubbs, Everett, Pa.; one brother, Gary W. Streett, Bedford, Pa.; one half brother, Edward Myron Streett, Bedford Valley, Pa.; two stepbrothers, David Miller and Bernard Miller, both of Bedford Valley, Pa.; one aunt, Mary Growden Crawford, Bedford Valley, Pa.; one uncle, Walter C. Growden, Frostburg; and three step-grandchildren, Mark C. Shriver II, Samantha Shriver, and China Lin Shriver. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, on Saturday and Sunday. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dallas Forren officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at the gravesite by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
Published in the Cumberland Times-News, September 7, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2017


STRICKLER, Glenn William (abridged)
Westernport, MD — Glenn William “Teeny” Strickler, 91, of Franklin, WV and formerly of Westernport, MD, went to be with his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, peacefully on September 10, 2013. Born on April 25, 1922 in Westernport, he was the youngest son of the late Joseph Edward and Della Mae (Reeves) Strickler. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Virginia “Ginny” (Butler) Strickler, 5 years ago to the day, on September 10, 2008. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family having been also preceded in death by three sisters; Evangaline, who died in infancy, Lelia and Mildred two brothers, Joseph “Jody” and Victor Strickler; and a beloved son-in-law, Dana Joseph “Joe” Dohm. He is survived by his loving daughters Vicki Lynn Dohm, Teena Dale Bowers and husband David of Franklin, WV, two grandchildren, Dana Lynn Dohm of Burke, VA, and Matthew David Bowers of Franklin, WV. Teeny was a self-employed barber for 46 years. Having graduated from the Tampa Barber College in Florida in 1958, he returned to Westernport in June of 1959, where he barbered at Fred Warnick’s Barber Shop for seven years. He opened his own shop, Teeny’s Barber Shop, at 85 Main St. in Westernport in August of 1966 and remained in business there until his health forced retirement in August of 2004. Teeny was a member of the Potomac Rod and Gun Club, Lonaconing Trap Club, and life member of the Piedmont Pentecostal Holiness Church in Piedmont, WV. There will be no viewing or visitation. At his request his body will be cremated and his ashes placed upon his parents graves in Philos Cemetery in Westernport, MD. Rev. O’Haver will perform a private graveside service at a later date. Boal’s Funeral Home, Westernport, MD, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri Town Rescue.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, September 12, 2013
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

STRICKLER, Mrs. Irene D. Hoover

WESTERNPORT, MD - Mrs. Irene D. Strickler, age 87, of 211 Cromer St., Westernport, Md. Died on Friday at Heartland Nursing Home in Keyser. She was born on Oct. 16, 1913 in Jennings, Md. and was the daughter of the late Thomas Hoover and Sarah Bittinger Hoover. She was also preceded in death by her husband Victor G. Strickler, a daughter Joanne Kyle, and five sisters and four brothers. She was a member of the Piedmont Church of God. She had worked at the Lonaconing Silk Mill, the Celanese Corp and Kenny's Market. Mrs. Strickler is survived by a son Victor H. Strickler and wife Patricia, of Piedmont, WV and one brother Herman E. Hoover of Peoria, AZ. Three grandchildren Richard Kyle, Kathy Litwin and Victor B. Strickler and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Ada Kittle officiating. Interment will follow at Philos Cemetery in Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - April 1, 2001
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015

STROCK, Mrs. Bessie Stuby, nee Kuhn
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Mrs. Bessie Stuby Strock, 83, former resident of Fairgo near Cumberland, died Monday (Feb. 22) at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Luke, Md., she was a daughter of the late Isaac Kuhn and Margaret (Kelly) Kuhn. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Cresaptown, and a former employee of the Amcelle plant. Surviving are two sons, Earl E. Stuby, Buffalo Mills RD, Ray C. Stuby, Hyndman; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Albright, Buffalo Mills RD; a sister, Mrs. Margarete Simpson, Buffalo Mills RD, nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. William M. Hoard and the Rev. Allyn Ricketts. Interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 24, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2015


Miss Anna M. Strong

STRONG, Miss Anna M.(also MILLER, Miss Mary Theresa)

Two Young Ladies ~ Miss Anna M. Strong and Miss Mary Theresa Miller Have Passed Away
Miss Anna M. Strong died at 3 o'clock this morning at her home on North Mechanic street from pulmonary trouble with which she had suffered several months.  Miss Strong was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Strong and was 27 years old.  Hers is the fourth death caused by sonsumption in her family within a few years. The funeral will take place Friday morning with reqquiem mass in SS. Peter and Paul's church.

Cumberland Evening Times,  January 10, 1905


STRONG, Mrs. Helen Virginia McKenzie
Mrs. Helen Virginia Strong, 49, a former resident, died this morning at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, where she had been a patient four years. She was a daughter of Mrs. Cora E. McKenzie, this city, and the late Charles H. McGahan. Surviving, besides her mother, is a sister, Mrs. R. W. Nixon, city, and two nephews, James F. Twigg, city, and Harold Twigg, Washington. The body will arrive this evening and will be taken to the Kight Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 16, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 16, 2011


STRONG, Child of John

Died Yesterday
Mr. John Strong, who lives on Madison street, lost a child yesterday morning. The child was about two years old and died of croup. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the house and interment was made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, January 2, 1895, Page 1, col. 6
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 16, 2016


Joseph McFadden Strong

STRONG, Joseph McFadden (abridged)

HALF A CENTURY A CORONER ~ Joseph M. Strong Died After a Long Illness. He Was Cumberland's Oldest Citizen and Remembered When the City Was Without Even Sidewalks--He Wanted to Live a Century and Fell Short Only Three Years--Life of a Remarkable Man.
One of Cumberland's oldest citizens, Coroner Joseph M. Strong, died last night at 10:30 at his home, 273 North Mechanic street, in the 97th year of his age. He was taken ill in August, 1898, since which he had been confined to his bed the greater part of the time. He was a man with an iron constitution and clung to life with a wonderful tenacity. He held the offices of constable, magistrate and coroner, having held the latter position for more than a half century, having been appointed about the year 1848.
[paragraphs of memories etc. omitted]
He is survived by a widow, who was Miss Annie Valentine, of Cumberland Valley, Pa., and one son, David, of this city, who is sixty years old. Mrs. Strong, who is the possessor of undimmed faculties is eighty five years of age. The immediate survivors include seven granchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Five children are dead, four are buried in the old Methodist graveyard on Cumberland street and one rests in Rose Hill cemetery. He was married on the first of January, 1839. He lived in the house where he died many years, it having been occupied by Mr. Strong's parents away back in 1817. He dearly loved life and always expressed the hope that he might round out a century. He was temperate in his habits and possessed of rare intelligence. In religion he was a Disciple Baptist and a Republican in politics. He was a brother of David R. Strong, the octogenarian, who died in Cumberland several years ago. The two were more closely united than usual with brothers. If Joe carried the mail on the turnpike, Dave was sure to carry it to Bedford and other towns; if one worked in a brickkiln the other was sure to be there. They boated together on the river and canal, and when Joe was promoted to the magistracy Dave successed him as constable. The funeral arrangements had not been completed at 3 o'clock, and will be announced later., It will be in charge of Undertaker Stein.

Cumberland Alleganian, Cumberland, Maryland; Thursday, December 7, 1899, Page 1, col. 6
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 16, 2016

STRONG, Joseph McFadden

Coroner Joseph McFadden Strong, aged 98 years, was buried this afternoon from his home here, the interment being in Rose Hill Cemetery. The funeral was a  large one. Rev. Quinton C. Davis, of the Baptist Church officiated.
Published Dec. 11, 1899 in THE BALTIMORE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 9.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 25, 2015

STRONG, Wilda (Ross)

“Mrs. Wilda Strong, 77 widow of Joseph Strong, died this morning at her home on Rt. 2, this city, after a lingering illness.  A native of Rush, Md., (near Flintstone) Mrs. Strong was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ross.  Her husband died in December 1942.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.  Surviving are two sons, Joseph E. and Roy Strong, both at home, a brother, J. D. Ross of Washington, and a grandchild.  The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Edwin W. Saylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.” 
[NOTE: I transcribed the article as it was in the newspaper and added the parentheses.  The info on her parents is incorrect.  Her parents were Sophia Wilson Ross and Rev. Robert Ross of Flintstone.]
“The Cumberland Evening Times” Cumberland, Maryland 18 Dec 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009



Charleston W Va, Jan 6 - George Strother, brother of Sen James A. Strother, died suddenly early yesterday morning at Welch. Sen Strother left for Welch on a early train. The deceased was about thirty-five years of age, and was president of the Dry Fork Plaining Mill Co at Middletown, McDowell County. He recently became an active candidate for US marshal for the southern district. He was a Democrat.
Keyser Tribune, January 10, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010



Mrs. Jane Strother, widow of William Strother, deceased many years, died November 12, 1912, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Shank, at a good old age of near 80 years. The burial took place Thursday at the U B cemetery at Lahmansville, Grant County, her girlhood home place. Besides Mrs. Shank, two other daughters, Misses Mollie and Bettie G. Strother, of Burlington, and one son, John H. Strother of Medley survive. She was noted for her hospitality and exemplary Christian character.  She was a member of M E Church.
Keyser Tribune, November 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010


LAHMANSVILLE, Press (Petersburg) of 21st - Seymour Hoffman, wife, little William Berger and Miss Katharine Wilson, of Moorefield, came over last Wednesday in Mr. Hoffman's car to attend the burial of Mrs. Jane Strother, Mrs. Hoffman's Aunt.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

RAWLINGS - John W. Strother, 74, of RD 3, Rawlings, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1991, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Oct. 21, 1917, in Medley, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frank Irving and Myrtle (Hull) Strother. Mr. Strother was a retired foreman with the Chessie System. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the U.T.U., the Queens Point Memorial Post 6775 VFW, McCoole; a life member of DAV 9, Keyser, W.Va.; Victory Post 155 American Legion, Westernport; and a charter member of the AM Vets, Cresaptown. He was a graduate of the Keyser High School and a member of the Dawson United Methodist Church and the Keyser-Mineral County Senior Citizens. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Helen L. (Malcolm) Strother; three sons, John W. Strother II, Keyser; Joseph F. Strother, New Creek, W.Va.; and Steven L. Strother, Rawlings; two brothers, Albert Strother, Tyler, Texas; and Frank Strother, Clarksburg, W.Va.; two sisters, Madeline Strother and Maxine Strother, Keyser, W.Va.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one step-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Rotruck Funeral Home. Queens Point Memorial Post 6775 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday by the Rev. John F. Footen. Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser. Military rites will be accorded graveside.

Cumberland Times-News, Thursday, December 26, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 24, 2018


STROTHER, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Strother, known as "Aunt Juky" died Friday, August 30, 1912, at her home near Medley in Grant County, aged about 84 years. The remains were buried in the Lahmansville cemetery. Deceased was probably the oldest woman in that community.
Keyser Tribune, September 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

STROTHER, Mary J. Frye

Mary J. Strother, widow of Wm. H. Strother, died Nov 12, 1912, at the home of Mrs. Nancy J. Shank, of Burlington, Mineral county, W. Va. Being at the time of her death 82 years, 10 months, 17 days old. She was a daughter of John and Catharine Frye, whose maiden name was McNemar. Mother had two sisters and two brothers, Ann E. Lahman, Eliza C. Snider, Wm. Baker-Frye, and Henry Westfall Frye. She being next to the oldest, yet last to answer the great roll call. She was married to Wm. H. Strother of Tom's Brook, Va. when 19 years old, and together they lived happily for 35 years, and to this union there were born 9 children, Jno H. Strother, of Medley, Rev. Wm. B. Strother, deceased,  Geo. W. Strother, who died when an infant, Ann C. Webb, of Williamsport, Nancy J. Shank, of Burlington, Mary M. and Elizabeth G. Strother, of the Glen View hotel, Eliza B. Strother, deceased, and Emma V. Inskeep, of Martin. The funeral was preached by T. S. Landstreet and A. A. P. Neel, who spoke in glowing terms of her work as a mother and the influence that she exerted will continue to be felt. She was laid to rest in the Lahmansville cemetery, by her husband, and near many relatives to await the great trumpet sound.
A Son, J H S
Keyser Tribune, December 27, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

Ira D. Stroup, 52, of Franconia, N.H., and formerly of Cumberland, died yesterday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, White River Junction, Vt., where he had undergone surgery last week. Born in Ellerslie, he was a son of the late George and Grace (Stahlman) Stroup. A graduate of Allegany High School, he served as an officer in the Air Force in Italy during World War II and graduated from Washington - Jefferson College in 1950. He then moved to New Hampshire, and until last year had owned and operated the Horse and Hound Inn in Franconia. Surviving are his widow, Angela (Ruppert) Stroup, formerly of Cumberland; four daughters, Mary Beth, Martha, Jane and Kathy Stroup, and a son, George Stroup, all of Franconia; three brothers, Junior Stroup, Severna Park; Glenn Stroup, Essex, and Fay Stroup, Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Easton, city; Mrs. William Stewart, Keyser, and Mrs. Urner Carl, LaVale. The body is at the Ross Funeral Home in Littleton, N.H., where a service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Littleton.
The Cumberland News, September 11, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 16, 2013

STROUT,  Margaret E. Riddel
On October 12, 1928, Margaret E. (nee Riddel), the beloved wife of the late George Strout.  Funeral from William Cook's Funeral Parlor, 302 East North avenue, on Monday at 1:30 P.M. Interment Baltimore Cemetery.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Monday, October 15, 1928
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012


STRUBE, Conrad D.

FROSTBURG - Conrad D. Strube, 66, New Milford, Ohio, a former resident, died Friday at Ravenna, Ohio, hospital. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Daniel and Nellie (McGregor) Strube. Surviving are his widow, Gilberta (Hartig) Strube; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Blight, Hibbing, Minn.; a son Bearnhardt Strube, Rootstown, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Matthews, Corriganville, and Mrs. Matilda Bradley, Frostburg, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Wood Funeral Home in Ravenna. A service will be conducted in Ravenna at 3 p. m. Tuesday.
The Cumberland News, July 1, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


STRUBE, Daniel William

Frostburg, Md., Jan. 12 — Daniel William Strube, aged 59 years, died at 1 o'clock this morning from asthma and heart trouble following an illness of about 10 days. He was a miner and a member of the Salem Reformed Church. Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Nellie Strube; two sons, Conrad and Gilbert Strube; two daughters, Mrs. Tilley Dooley, this city, and Mrs. Ellen Matthews, Corriganville; one brother, John Strube, Ronto, Pa.; two half-brothers, Henry Strube and William Schoell; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Margaret Youngerman and Mrs. Hanna Hartig.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 12, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010

STRUBE, Miss Katie
Miss Katie Strube, aged 41 years, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Strube of Linden street, died last night at 7:30 o'clock at the family residence. Miss Strube had been ill for some time with pneumonia and was afflicted with hemorrhages, which caused her death. She is survived by her mother, four brothers and three sisters, as follows: Messrs. Henry, Daniel and William, of Frostburg; John of Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs. George Krause, Mrs. J.C. Youngerman, and Mrs. Henry Hartig, all of Frostburg.

Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, September 10, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 21, 2018


STRUBE, Mrs. Martha

Funeral of Mrs Martha Strube
Frostburg, Md - Mar 18 - The funeral of Mrs Martha Strube, aged 74, who died at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Tuesday, was held from the home of her niece, Mrs. Hattie Erode, 24 Washington street, yesterday afternoon. Rev. John W. Keener, paster of the Salem Reformed church, officiated. The pallbearers were Kenneth Crowe, Harold Crowe, Conrad Strube and George Hartig. Burial was in Allegany cemetery. Henry Strube, her husband, died Feb. 15, 1930.
Cumberland Evening Times; Allegany Co, Md., Friday, March 18, 1930 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 7, 2012

STRUBE, William D.

William D. Strube, Baltimore, died March 23 at his home. Born in Frostburg July 23, 1907, he was a son of the late Daniel and Nellie (McGregor) Strube. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth (Sterry) Strube; a son, Delbert E. Strube, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Matthews, Corriganville, and Mrs. Jenkin Bradley, Frostburg, and one brother, Conrad D. Strube, New Milford, Ohio. Services were conducted last Wednesday in Baltimore and interment was in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 30, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


STRUCKMAN, Adaline Catherine Smith

Mrs. Adaline Struckman, widow of Henry Struckman, died on Friday. Mrs. Struckman was a patient sufferer for years before her death. She was a loving Christian mother and a good neighbor. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Schellsburg cemetery on Sunday. She was aged sixty-four years, four months and three days. Eight children survive.
The Bedford Gazette, July 27, 1900
[maiden name was Adaline Catherine Smith]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010


STRUCKMAN, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Struckman, 78, died Tuesday at his home in Manns Choice. He was born at New Buena Vista, May 26, 1863, a son of Henry and Adaline (Smith) Struckman. He is survived by his wife, the former Lottie Oyler, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Lybarger. Membership was held in the Manns Choice Methodist Church.
The Bedford Gazette, March 13, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


STRUCKMAN, Mrs. Elsie Louise Ferguson

Mrs. Elsie Louise Struckman, 89, died Tuesday night, January 27, 1953, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Walters, of Sunnyside, Bedford Rt. 1. She was born Sept. 3 or 5, 1863, at Cessna, the daughter of Joseph and Henrietta (Slick) Ferguson. She was married to John Struckman who died in September 1945. Besides the daughter mentioned, she is survived by a son, William Struckman, of Cleveland, O., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Reformed church, Manns Choice, and of the Gold Star Mothers of the American Legion Auxiliary, Bedford. Funeral services: Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Louis Geisel funeral home in Bedford, the Rev. Lee Peeler officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Manns Choice. Members of the Bedford Auxiliary will hold services at the funeral home at 8 o'clock this Thursday evening. All members of the Auxiliary are urged to attend. Friends are being received at the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, January 29, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



John Henry Struckman, 82, died Monday night at his home in Manns Choice. He was born in Manns Choice on July 16, 1863, a son of Henry Struckman and Adeline (Smith) Struckman, both now deceased. On March 6, 1886, he was united in marriage with Elsie Louise Ferguson. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Josephine Benna of Bedford and William Struckman of Cleveland. One brother and one sister also survive: Edward Struckman and Mrs. Clara Lybarger, also of Manns Choice. Mr. Struckman was a member of the Grace Reformed Church. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 13, at the home, with the Rev. Clarence Whetstone officiating. Interment was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Fred C. Pate and Son.
The Bedford Gazette, September 14, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010


STRUCKMAN, Mrs. Lillian Diehl

Mrs. Lillian Diehl Struckman Clear Spring Route 2 widow of Aguston Struckman, died at the home of her son Ward A. Struckman, yesterday. She was aged 71 years.  She was the daughter of the late Luwinsy Barnes and Silas Diehl. Surviving are son Ward A., Clear Spring Route 2; daughters, Eleanor Struckman, College Park; Betty Elliot, Hagerstown, three grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Artie Filler, Cumberland; brother, Arthur Diehl, Cumberland; half-brothers, Gilbert, (Perry), and Albert (Al) Diehl, Cumberland; also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Clark Funeral Home, Clear Spring. The Rev. W. F. Murray will officiate and interment will be made in Cedar Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after seven today.
The Daily Mail, Hagerstown, MD.; Saturday, 27 May 1961
Posted June 6, 2011

STRUCKMAN, Mrs. Lottie Myrtle Ayler

Mrs. Lottie Myrtle Struckman died August 21 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She was 81. Mrs. Struckman was born in Manns Choice on July 10, 1871, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Miller Ayler. She was married to Edward Struckman. One brother survives, Dr. Skyles Ayler. Mrs. Struckman was a member of Manns Choice Methodist Church.
The Bedford Gazette, August 23, 1952
[alternate spelling Oyler]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

STRUNTZ, Mrs. Anna Byrne

Frostburg - A Requiem Mass for Mrs. Anna Byrne Struntz, 69, of Wrights Crossing, who died Wednesday at Miners Hospital, will be celebrated Saturday, 9:30 a.m., in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The Sodality and the Mothers of LaSalle Club will meet today at 8:15 p.m. at the new Hafer Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Donald Byrnes, Anthony Tamulonis, John and Dale parker, Elmer Taylor and William Fazenbaker.
Friday 24 August 1962; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted October 3, 2020

STRUNTZ, Mrs. Mary Margaret Brailer

Services for Mrs. Mary Margaret Struntz, 84, RD 5, Cumberland, who died Monday will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown, by the Father Francis Roschetti. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg. Friends will be received from2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the George-Upchurch Funderal Home. Pallbearers will be Joe Struntz, Tom Struntz, Wilbert Lepley, Dave Moorehead, Tom Pratt and Ed Barton.
Wednesday, September 23, 1987; Cumberland Times/News, Cumberland, MD.
Posted December 8. 2018

Name: Raymond Alexander Struntz, 78, Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Cresaptown, MD
Parents: Alexander Raymond and Mary Margaret (Brailer) Struntz
DOB: September 18, 1925, in Cresaptown, MD
DOD: Thursday, November 27, 2003, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
Spouse: Bella
Military: U.S. Air Force veteran serving during WW II
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: wife of 53 years; sister, Mary Fisher, Cumberland; brother, Joe Struntz, Cumberland
Burial: December 1, 2003, Eckhart Cemetery, Eckhart, MD
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014


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