CANAN, Mrs. Minnie Alice Bucklew

Mrs. Minnie Alice Canan, 82, a former resident, died yesterday at the Kyle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, where she had been a patient two years. Born in Terra Alta, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Virginia Bucklew and the widow of Thomas G. Canan. She is survived by a son, Edward Canan, Springfield, W. Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Thelma Sell, Lead Mine, W. Va.; Mrs. Kathryn Jackson, Oakland; Mrs. Madeline Null, Mrs. Ada Clark and Miss Anita Canan, city; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted here Saturday at 11 a. m. Rev. William R. Sansom will officiate and interment will be in Hillrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 26, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

CANNING, John Joseph, Sr.

Odenton - John Joseph Canning, 77, of Odenton, formerly of Midland, died March 15, 2007, at the North Arundel Rehab Center. Born October 24, 1929, in Midland, he was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Canning and his brother, William P. Canning. He graduated from Loyola College in 1953, with the first class of the Air Force Academy. He was a pilot, navigator and bombardier in the Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, flew throughout Southeast Asia and was awarded the Purple Heart. John enjoyed gardening, cooking and going to the race track. He worked for the Maryland Racing Associating[sic] in Bowie, Laurel, and Pimlico. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita M. Canning; two sons, John J. Canning, Jr. of Edgewater and Stephen F. Canning of Glyndon; one daughter, Christina Maria Gutosky, of Richmond, Va.; sisters Margaret M. Geckle, Pauline Eckenrode, Rita Brulinski, Patricia Tracey, and Angela Canning, all  of Maryland. Friends will be received at the Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A. 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be c elebrated at St. Joseph Catholic CHurch, 1283 Odenton Road, Odenton, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.
(hand dated March 19[2007]; no publication noted)
(Courtesy of Connie Beachy/Ruth Sprowls; transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 14, 2020

CANNING, Mrs. Katherine E. McKenzie

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Katherine E. Canning, 74, of 2950 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, Ill., died Saturday at Mercy Hospital there. Born in Frostburg June 5, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. McKenzie and Mary (Freal) McKenzie. Mrs. Canning was a former member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Canning; one sister, Mrs. Jane Filer, Carlos; two brothers, Robert E. McKenzie and W. Alvin Mckenzie, both of here, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer Frost Mansion, Frostburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held there Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church by Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 24, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012

CANNON, Mrs. Beatrice Lee Smith

SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. - Beatrice Lee Cannon, 83, of Springfield, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the WMHS-Braddock Campus, Cumberland. Born Sept. 25, 1923, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Geneva (Kline) Smith. Bea was devoted to her family and loved quilting. She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Romney High School Class of 1938 and was a past president of the Romney High School Alumni Association. She is survived by two sons, Howard R. Cannon, of Romney and Edward L. Cannon, of Hedgesville; one daughter, Wanda Ann Beckham, of Des Moines, Iowa; one brother, Donald E. Smith, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Rena K. Wilson, of Cumberland, Elaine M. Hogbin, of Hagerstown, and Doris J. Borg, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren, Leanne B. Baccile, of Des Moines, Nancy B. Wiggins, of Johnston, Iowa, Kara B. Cannon, and John J. Cannon, both of Hedgesville; four great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Friends will be received at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home, Romney on Thursday, March 29, 2007.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home, Romney on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lucy Webster officiating. Interment will be at the Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby.
The Cumberland Times-News, March 27, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

CANNON, Mrs. Blanche Lease

Mrs. Blanche Cannon, 70, of 887 Patterson Avenue, died yesterday in the Allegany County Infirmary.  A native of Rawlings, she was a daughter of William Lease, of Oakland, and the late Mrs. Margaret (McKenzie) Lease.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Besides her father, she is survived by four sons, Irvin, Ellwood, and John Cannon, all of Cumberland; Alfred Cannon, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Huff, Cleveland; Mrs. Richard Scarlett, Baltimore; Mrs. Richard Lowman, Cumberland; two brothers, Richard Lease, Cumberland; Kenneth Lease, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Rawlings, Mrs. Daniel Haan, Cresaptown; and six grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m.  A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with interment in Hillcrest Burial Park.  Pallbearers will be Donald Coffman, Daniel Flynn, Francis Michaels, Dennis Perrin, George Kraft, Jr. and Wayne White. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, May 6, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 7, 2015

Name: Hubert Dailey Cannon, 73, of Cumberland, Maryland
Date of Birth: April 13, 1933, in Hampshire County, W.Va
Date of Death: May 14, 2006, at his residence
Parents: Cecil Pittman Cannon and Nelma Orpha (Bunner) Cannon
Predeceased by: parents, brothers, Louis, Eskon, Marvin, Joseph, and Alvin Cannon; sisters, Lily Hawkins and Wilda Crouse
Survived by: sister, Beula Wright, Fort Ashby
Burial: Forest Glen Cemetery

Source: Cumberland Times-News, May 20, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 9, 2014

CANNON, John W. M.

John W. M. Cannon Sr., 57, of 16 Altamont Terrace, died Sunday at his residence. A native of Rawlings, he was a son of the late Otto and Blanche (Lease) Cannon. Mr. Cannon was a former employe of the Cloyd Chaney Transfer Company, a brick mason for the George Kraft Company and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eleanor (Messenger) Cannon; three sons, John Cannon Jr., Robert Cannon and Charles Edward Cannon, all of this city; one sister, Mrs. Richard Loman, Hazen Road; two brothers, Irwin B. Cannon and Alfred T. Cannon, both of this city; and nine grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church today at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Burial Park with military rites accorded at grave side.
The Cumberland News, Wednesday, January 3, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2015

Otto Cannon, 57, of 205 Knox street, died last night after a brief illness in Memorial Hospital where he was admitted last Friday. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cannon, he was born at Rawlings and had lived in Cumberland almost his entire life. Mr. Cannon was a member of the First Baptist Church and Fort Cumberland Post No. 38, American Legion, and was employed as a baker at the Home Bake Shop. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche M. (Lease) Cannon; three daughters, Miss Pauline Gladys Cannon, at home; Mrs. Tola Elisabeth Scarlett, Brooklyn, Md., and Mrs. Helen Zeman, Baltimore; and four sons, Blondell Irvin Cannon, Richmond, Va.; Sgt. Elwood Cannon, Port Leonard Wood. Mo.; Pvt. John W. Cannon, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Pvt. Alfred Cannon, Ft. Blanding, Fla. Four grandchildren also survive. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times,  Monday, February 21, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 4, 2015



Mr. J. J. Cantwell, died at his home in Keyser of peritonitis, last Mon. His body was taken to Trenton NJ for burial, as he was a native of that place. Mr Cantwell came to Keyser when the Keyser Pottery was first operated and was employed there at the time of his death. He was about 35 years old, and leaves a widow and four children, one of which is now ill.
Keyser Tribune, November 10, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


CANTY, Mrs. Elizabeth Cavanaugh

"Death of Mrs. Canty Mrs. Elizabeth Canty, wife of Mr. William Canty, died at her late residence at Midland last night.  Aged 50 years. Her father was the late James Cavanaugh and a brother of the late John Canty, have both died within the last seven weeks.  Mrs. Canty is survived by a husband and four children."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Monday, 9 Mar 1908
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 9, 2009

CANTY, Mrs. Elizabeth Cavanaugh

"Attended the Funeral. John Canty, of Oakland, Michael McGreevy, of Barton, and Thomas McGreevy of Westernport, Bernard and Patrick McPartland and their sisters. Alice, Kate and Ellen, Mrs. Mary Marley, John Marley and Misses Kate, Tillie and Lizzie Marley and Michael Marley, all of Lonaconing, attended funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Canty in Midland yesterday. From Frostburg came Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nearn. Mss Kate McPartland, John McDonald other. It was a very large funeral."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Thursday 12 Mar 1908
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 9, 2009

CANTY, Michael J. 

"MIDLAND - Michael J. Canty, 68, of Dayton, Ohio, died there Wednesday. Born in Midland, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Cavanaugh) Canty. His wife, Catherine (Feldman) Canty, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Michael Canty and Bernard Canty, and two daughters, Mrs, Virginia Wertz and Mrs. Frances Zugelder, Akron; and three sisters, Mrs. William Woods, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Isaac Stakem and Mrs. James Fair, Midland. Services and interment will be held Saturday in Dayton."
"The Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, Friday, 5 Sep 1970
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009


CANTY, Miss Myrtle
"Miss Myrtle Canty, 54, of Wolcott N. Y., died yesterday in a hospital there.  Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Barr) Canty.  She was a graduate of Girls Central High School and Sacred Heart School of Nursing.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Edward Farrell, Mt. Savage; and one brother, Earl Canty, Wolcott.  The body is at the Farnsworth and Son Funeral Home, North Rose, N. Y.  A requiem mass will be celebrated and interment take place Monday in Wolcott."
Cumberland Times, Saturday, April 1, 1967
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 6, 2014

CANTY, William  H.
"William H. Canty, 62, of Narrows Addition, died at 9:10 p.m. yesterday at Allegany Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks.  Mr. Canty was a native of Warsaw, N. Y., and resided in Cumberland about thirty years.  He conducted the Eagle bowling and billiard in the lower floor of the Eagles Home for several years and later operated the Mid-City billiard parlors, South Mechanic street.  Mr. Canty is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Canty, and by four children, Earl, Myrtle and Esther Canty, of this city and Mrs. C. J. Boyle, of Detroit, Mich.  He also leaves four {sic-five} grandchildren, Clara, Ann, Bernice, William and John Boyle, of Detroit.  It has been requested that no flowers be sent.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. from St. Patrick's Catholic Church and burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, January 31, 1931
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 6, 2014


CANTY, William J.

MIDLAND-William J. Canty, 83, retired miner, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.  He was a native of Westernport, a son of the late Michael and Catherine (McPartland) Canty.  His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cavanaugh) Canty, preceded him in death.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Isaac Stakem, of here, with whom he made his home; Mrs. James Fair, also of Midland, and Mrs. William Woods Alexandria, Va.; one son, Michael Canty, Washington, a brother, Owen Canty, Washington, 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.  The body is at the Eichorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing, where the Rosary will be recited today at 8 p.m.  A funeral service will be conducted tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church.  Rev. John Sleeman, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Belvedere Cemetery here. Pallbearers will be Gorman Robertson, Frank Stakem, Thomas Stakem, Hugh Coleman, Paul Cordial and John Hallern.
“The Evening Times” Cumberland, Maryland 27 Apr 1959
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 1, 2009


Bertha L. Bittner Capel

CAPEL, Mrs. Bertha L. Bittner

FROSTBURG  ---- Mrs. Bertha L. Capel, 88, of 139 Centre Street, died Sunday in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. A native of Somerset County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David Bittner and Sara Ellen (Shaffer) Bittner.  Her husband, William J. Capel, preceded her in death. She was member of the Frostburg Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ira McKenzie, Frostburg and the following nephews and nieces whom she reared, Ralph McKenzie, Frostburg; Mrs. Velma Lawson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Grace Manley, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Taylor, Frostburg and Harold McKenzie, Winchester Road. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the Church of the Nazarene at noon tomorrow for services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arthur Evans officiating.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times; Tuesday, January 2, 1968
Transcribed by Vernon A. Miller, September 24, 2010
Posted April 21, 2011


CAPEL, Mrs. Bridget McDonald (also see Cable)

Laid to Rest.
The funeral of Mrs. Bridget, wife Mr. William Capel, whose death has been noted, took place this morning at nine o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a life long member. Father Joseph. Noland conducted the burial services, speaking very highly of the deceased. At the conclusion of the beautiful Catholic ritual the cortege proceeded to St. Michael's cemetery, where interment was made in the family burying lot. The following gentlemen who were friends of the deceased lady during her girlhood, acted as pall and flower bearers: Messrs. James Watson, of Lonaconing; James McAtee. of Mt Savage; John McGuire. Bernard McAllister. Albert Capel and James Kenny, all of Frostburg, and Messrs. Philip Blake and Peter Allen, of Eckhart. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Allen McDonald, of Eckhart Mines, where she was born and raised, and leaves her husband and one little daughter to mourn her loss. She was 25 years of age. The funeral was attended by a very large concourse of friends, which evidenced the esteem in which she was held The floral offerings were beautiful.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, November 25, 1905 - pg 10, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 23, 2010

CAPEL, Mrs. Elizabeth

Frostburg, Md., May 15 - The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Capel, aged 73, who died at her home, 131 Centre street, Sunday, was held Tuesday afternoon from the residence. Rev. Luther Neff, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating. Pallbearers were grand-children[sic], Frank Shriver, George Shriver, John Capel, Edward Capel, Albert Capel, Joseph Beeman. Burial was in the Allegany cemetery.
Thursday, May 16, 1929; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted September 5, 2020


William John Capel

CAPEL, William John

FROSTBURG --- William John Capel, 78, of 139 Center Street, a retired carpenter, died today at his residence following a lingering illness. Born September 25, 1882, he was a son of the late William Henry and Eliza (Shriver) Capel. Mr. Capel is survived by his widow, Bertha (Bittner) Capel; and five nieces and nephews raised by the couple; Ralph McKenzie, of here, Harold McKenzie, Cumberland, Mrs. Jay Lawson, Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. John Manley, Akron, and Mrs. Charles Taylor, also of here. Mr. Capel was a member of Frostburg Church of the Nazarene, and Junior Order 11 of United American Mechanics.
The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home here where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, July 5, 1961 
Transcribed by Vernon A. Miller, June 7, 2011
Posted June 11, 2011 

CAPPER, Charles C.

Mr. Walter C. Capper, the well known lawyer of this city, today received a telegram stating that his father, Charles C. Capper, had died rather suddenly at an early hour this morning at his home near Parsons, W. Va., aged about 60 years, death being due to a complication of diseases.
Cumberland Times of 27th.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 29, 2010

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