BURKEY, Augustine

Augustine Burkey died Saturday afternoon. at 1:46 at his residence near Corrigansville, after an illness of several weeks from infirmities due to old age. Mr. Burkey was in his 87th year. He was born in Muskingum county, O., February 27, 1833. When a young man he spent several years in Iowa and other western states. He returned to the east later and on August 16, 1866, married Miss Rose Mattingly, daughter of the late James Mattingly. of this county. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Burkey took up their residence on the estate near Corrigansville where they continued the remainder of their lives. Mrs. Burkey died in 1901. Mr. Burkey is survived by nine children, fifty-one grand children and five great-grandchildren. His children are Jerome J. Burkey, James Burkey and Charles Burkey, all of Cumberland; Mrs William Helmstetter and Thomas Burkey, residing on the estate near Corrigansville; Mrs. Patrick Finzall and Mrs. John Connelly, Frostburg; Mrs. Joseph Blake and Mrs. Augustine Logsdon, Mt. Savage. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters— John Burkey, of Illinois; Andrew Burkey. of Texas; Paul Burkey of Lorain, Ohio; Mrs.Frank Busha, of Champaign. Illinois, and Mrs. Margaret Sunkel, of Paris, Illinois.Augustine Burkey spent his entire life in agricultural pursuits and was one of Allegany county's most progressive farmers and one of its best citizens. Humble in his practices, simple in his tastes, he was liberal in all transactions, industrious, thrifty and progressive and truly belonged to the old school of Christian gentlemen. His personal kindnesses were matters of daily practice and his charities as numerous as the demands for helping a needy individual or worthy cause. For more than fifty years his commodious and bountifully supplied home was a haven where legions of friends always found the warmest hospitality and from which the wayfaring stranger never passed uncomforted. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning with a requiem mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Members of the Knights of Columbus, of which Mr. Burkey was a member, will attend tho funeral in a body. Mr. Burkey's death is the third death in his family within the past month, and the fifth death since October 1918. Nineteen of his grand-children have been made orphans in the past 16 months.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - January 12, 1920 - pg 1, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 7, 2010

BURKEY, Miss Carolyn A. Burkey

Funeral services for Carolyn A. Burkey, aged nine years, daughter of Charles E. and Emma Loibel Burkey, 121 Paca street, who died suddenly yesterday morning in Allegany Hospital, following a tonsil operation, will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md
Friday, August 4, 1933 - pg 16, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

BURKEY, Jerome Joseph

Jerome Joseph Burkey, 83, of LaVale, died yesterday. A retired farmer and native of Corriganville, Mr.Burkey owned the farm where the Celanese plant is now located. He sold the property in 1917. His parents were the late Augustus and Rose (Mattingly) Burkey, pioneer residents of this area. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Surviving are three sons, Bernard E., Ambrose J. and Joseph. J. Burkey,this city; five daughters, Mrs. George H. Boch, La Vale, with whom he resided; Mrs. Frank M. Maurey, Washington; Mrs. Francis Nierman, Cincinnati; Mrs. Elizabeth R. Nierman this city and Mrs. Roy Minke, Christie Road; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. Burkey also leaves a brother Charles Burkey, Cumberland, and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Blake, Mt.Savage; Mrs. Rose Logsdon and Mrs. Regina Wilson, LaVale, and Mrs. Patrick Finzel, Washington. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated Tuesda at 9 a. m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with interment in the parish cemetery.

Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, January 20, 1952 - pg 31, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010

BURKEY, Mrs. Rose Mattingly

13 Mar 1891- Mrs Rose Burkey, aged 47 years, wife of Augustine Burkey of Corrigansville, died today at her home there. She was a daughter of James Mattingly, a well known farmer of this county who died in Feb 1884. She had suffered from asthma for a number of years. She is survived by her husband and 10 children ranging in age from 5 to 22 years of age, 6 girls and 4 boys. The funeral is at St Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in St Patrick's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Times, 13 Mar 1891 transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010

BURKEY, Mrs. Rose Ann Bush

Mrs. Rose Ann (Bush) Burkey, 58, wife of Thomas Burkey, Mt.Savage road, died yesterday morning. A native of County Wicklow, Ireland, Mrs. Burkey was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Lawrence) Bush. Besides her husband she is survived by three step-sons, Charles, Ellerslie; Richard, this city, and Louis, Narrows Park; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Logsdon, at home; Mrs. Gertrude McFarland and Mrs. Helena Lowery, this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Lewis Brewer, Keyser, W. Va.; Mrs. McDade, Frostburg, and Mrs. John Byrnes, Ocean.
Cumberland Evening News Nov. 10, 1941
(Courtesy of Theresa Swanson)
Posted December 26, 2009

BURKEY, Mrs. Rose M. Healy

"Mrs. Rose M. Burkey, 28 years old, wife of Bernard Burkey, died Friday at Allegany Hospital. Besides her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Martin P. Healy, Simpson, W. Va., and Michael J. Healy, this city, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank J. Volk, Allegany Grove, and Mrs. John A. {sic-Frederick} Entler and Mrs. John A. Sullivan, both of Frostburg, and Miss Margaret R. Healy, this city.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Sat 10 Jan 1920
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted March 19, 2011


MT. SAVAGE - Henry E. Burkhardt, 62, husband of Mrs. Carrie (Finzel) Burkhardt, of here, died this morning in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. He was admitted on Tuesday. A mine foreman at Big Savage Refractories, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cumberlalnd. Besides his wife, survivors include one son, Carl Burkhardt, Mt. Savage; two daughters, Mrs. William Hughes, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. John Haselberger, Cumberland; two brothers, Walter Burkbardt and Ervin Burkhardt, both of Accident; one sister, Mrs. Charles Bowser, Accident, and five grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m., EST, at Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, with Rev. G. A. Wagner, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cumberland, officiating. The body will be at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

BURKHART, Mrs. Alice Fike

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Alice Burkhart, 85, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Meyersdale, RD 3, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Ellen (Saylor) Fike. Surviving are her husband, Sylvester Burkhart; five sons, Merle Burkhart, Waterloo, Iowa, Nevin, here; John and Robert Southgate, Mich., and William Burkhart, Lincoln Park, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Mostoller, Taylor, Mich., and Mrs. Marian Smith, Salix; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 2 p. m. today. A service, will be conducted there tomorrow at 3:30 p. m. Rev. John Click and Rev. Paul Snyder will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 7, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BURKHART, Mrs. Bessie R. McCray

Mrs. Bessie R. Burkhart, 92, of RD 1, Ridgeley, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital. Born April 22, 1888 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Susan S. (Rice) McCray. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Eathen G. Burkhart. Surviving are one son, Albert E. Burkhart, Mesquite, Texas; seven daughters, Mrs. Thelma Ruble, Modesto, Calif.; Mrs. Mary F. Twigg, Mrs. Myrtle I. Dixon and Mrs. Frances S. Orndorff, all of RD 1, Ridgeley; Mrs. Margie P. Abe, Piedmont; Mrs. Pauline V. Chaput, Baltimore, and Mrs. Leona B. Comer, Shenandoah, Va.; one half-sister, Mrs. Marie Emmans, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
Published in the Cumberland (MD) News, December 27, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BURKHART, Eathen George

Eathen George Burkhart, 77, of RD 1, Ridgeley, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital following an illness of a year. A native of Manns Choice, Pa., he was a son of the late Albert E. and Minnie (Lehman) Burkhart. He was a member of the First EUB Church, the Brotherhood of Machinists and was a retired B&O Railroad machinist. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Reedy McCray Burkhart; a son, Rev. Albert E. Burkhart, Anson, Texas; seven daughters, Mrs. Jefferson Ruble, Weirton, W.Va.; Mrs. Elmer Abe, RD 1, Keyser; Mrs. Myrtle Dixon, Mrs. John Orndorff and Mrs. William Twigg, all of RD 1, Ridgeley; Mrs. Gerard Chaput, Baltimore; and Mrs. Leona Comer, Shenandoah, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Ford, RD 1, Ridgeley; Mrs. Frank Ellis, Orlando, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, a step-grandchild and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, where friends will be received. The body will be taken to the First EUB Church, Race Street, where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Rev. Dr. E. E. Miller, Rev. Alfred Shaver and Rev. Albert Ogden will officiate. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers, all members of the McVs Bible Class of First EUB Church, will he B. H. Wolford, James K. Moreland, Fred A. Boyd and Paul Goetz.
Published in the Cumberland (MD) News, September 6, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BURKHART, George William

George William Burkhart, 30, died yesterday at his home, RD 1, Ridgeley, following a lingering illness. A lifelong resident of the Ridgeley area, he was a son of E. George and Bessie McCray Burkhart, and held membership in Ridgeley Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Pvt. Albert Burkhart, who is stationed with the Army at Fort Jackson, S.C., and seven sisters, Mrs. Jefferson Ruble, Weston, W.Va.;  Mrs. Elmer Abe, Keyser; Mrs. William Twigg, Mrs. Myrtle Dixon, Mrs. Lawrence Pyles, and Mrs. Gerard Chaput, all of Ridgeley; Mrs. Floyd Comer, Shenandoah, Va.  The body will be at the residence this evening. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren by Rev. Allen Pugh, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. K. Welsh, pastor of Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Rev. Kenneth M. Hayes, pastor of Second Baptist Church. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Methodist Church Cemetery.
Published in the Cumberland (MD) Evening Times, Wednesday, March 24, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BURKHART, Sylvester J.

Meyersdale - Sylvester J. Burkhart, 81, died Sunday at Somerset Community Hospital. Born August 15, 1894, in Fairhope, he was the son of the late Joshua and Elizabeth (Flickinger) Burkhart. His wife, the former Alice Fike, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, John Burkhart, Robert Burkhart and William Burkhart, all of Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Mostoller, Michigan; one stepson, Nevin Shaffer, Meyersdale; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Joseph Hanna officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 27, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Another sad accident has occurred, resulting in the death of John E. Burkhiser, aged 45 years. He was a carpenter and was working for the Pittsburg Clean Towell Co, and on January 1st was fixing a sky light, when he lost his balance and fell through the sky light to a cement floor, fracturing his skull at the base of the brain, and died January 4th, 1913, at the hospital. He is survived by a wife and seven children, one twin brother, W. C. Burkhiser, of Connellsville, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. D. W. Eagle, of New Creek, W. VA., besides a host of friends, who weep with the sorrowing ones. The subject of this notice was born at New Creek, and lived there until married, and is well known here. His remains were brought here on No 55 on Monday and taken in charge by J. H. Markwood and taken to Duling church cemetery and laid beside his father and mother, who proceeded him to the grave seven years.
Keyser Tribune, January 10, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


The funeral of John E. Burkhiser who died Friday night at the Passavant hospital, took place at his home, 2106 Sarah St, S S Pittsburg, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. The remains were brought here on 55 Mon. Interment was made in the Duling church cemetery. MR Burkhiser was 45 years old. He was born at New Creek and was the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Burkhiser. He went to Pittsburg sixteen years ago and took employment as a carpenter and has followed that occupation since. Mr Burkhiser is survived by his wife, who was Miss Armeda High, and seven children: Lula, Willie, Susan, John, Walter and Dot, all at home and Mrs. Edna Bond of Punxsutawney, Pa. He also leaves one brother, W. C. Burkhiser, of Connellsville, and one sister, Mrs. D. W. Eagle, of this place. Mr. Burkhiser's death was a great shock to his friends here and elsewhere. He was working in a building and fell through a skylight to a concrete floor, a distance of forty feet. Just how the accident occurred is not known.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


Bruce W. Burkholder, 54, of Garrett, R. D. 1, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1908, at Garrett, R. D. 1, a son of the late Urias and Annie Shumaker Burkholder. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaretta Reiber; a daughter, Susan E. at home; six sisters, Mrs. Stewart Burnworth, Mrs. Walter Seese, Mrs. John Leipchack and Mrs. Alex Crerar of Windber, Mrs. Zacharia Conn of Berlin, R. D. 1, and Mrs. August Hostetler of Garrett, and two brothers, Ralph Burkholder of Cairnbrook and Gurney Stevanus of Rockwood.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, October 26, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


MEYERSDALE — Clyde T. Burkholder, 53, of Garrett, Pa., died yesterday at Leechfarm Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born November 8, 1916 at Garrett, he was the son of John and Belva (Weddle) Burkholder. He was a retired tool and die maker and was a veteran of World War II. Also surviving are three brothers, Carl Burkholder and Robert Burkholder, both of Garrett, and Libert Burkholder, RD I, Garrett, and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde C. Christner Sr. and Mrs. Elwood Walters, both of RD 1, Meyersdale; and Mrs. B. Lynn Romesberg, Cuyahoga Fall, Ohio. Funeral arrangements in charge of Price Funeral Home are incomplete.
The Cumberland News, December 6, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2010


GARRETT, Pa. - John J. Burkholder, 80, of here, died Friday at his home. A son of the late Jacob and Minerva (Judy) Burkholder, he is survived by his widow, Belva (Weddle) Burkholder; three sons, Karl Burkholder, Robert Burkholder, and Libert Burkholder, all of here; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Christner, Meyersdale; Mrs. Elwood Walters, here; and Mrs. B. Lynn Romesburg, Tioga Falls, Ohio; two brothers, William J. Burkholder, and Norman J. Burkholder, both of here; two sisters, Mrs. Dooley Hunkatiller, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Mae Lichty, Rockwood, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home Meyersdale. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Phennicie. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 4, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


MEYERSDALE — Harry P. Burkholder, 81, of RD 3, Meyersdale, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born June 12, 1891 in Garrett, he was the son of the late Nelson and Mary (Engle) Burkholder. A well-known surveyor, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the VFW and the Lutheran Church Council. Surviving are his widow, Mae E. (Kretchman) Burkholder: two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Baer, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Donald Grew, Latrobe; a brother, Charles Burkholder, Meyersdale: three sisters, Mrs. Robert Dowie, Somerset: Mrs. Zora Cosgrove, Frostburg, and Mrs. Gurney Stevanus, Rockwood; four grandchildren. Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 27, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


A 36-year-old Meyersdale, Pa., area man, was killed yesterday when his car went out of control and struck a telephone pole, on Broadway in Meyersdale. He was Mark S. Burkholder, 36, of RD 3, Meyersdale, who died instantly in the accident which occurred at 5 p.m., according to Robert H. Halverson, coroner for Somerset County, Pa. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of Harry P. and Mae (Kretchman) Burkholder, who survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Donald Grew, RD Somerset, and Mrs. Alfred Baer, Meyersdale. Mr. Burkholder was an employe of the White Warehouse in Somerset. The body is at the Price Funeral Home in Meyersdale where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Stephen McKittrick will officiate and burial will be in Somerset County Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, May 16, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

BURKHOLDER, Mrs. Vera Fitzgerald

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Vera Burkholder, 70, of RD 1, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born January 5, 1904 in Monterey, Ky., she was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Bramell) Fitzgerald. Surviving are her husband, Charles Burkholder; a son, Donald Burkholder, Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Jewell Conder, Campbellsburg, Ky., and one grandchild. The body is at the William R. Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m today. A service will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 16, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010


Vivian Joan Burkholder, 19, of 1405 Hawthorne St., Poplar Grove, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. She was born in Connellsville May 25, 1937, a daughter of Daniel M. and Kathryn Miner Burkholder. She attended elementary school at Mill Run in Springfield Township where she resided until two years ago, and was graduated from Connellsville Joint High School with the Class of 1955. She was employed as a secretary by Alderman J. W. Prinkey and was a member of the Mill Run E.U.B. Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lewis, (Helen) Ohler of Connellsville and Mrs. Ray (Mildred) Herbert of East Connellsville. The body will be at the Brooks funeral home.
April 8, 1957, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



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