BURNS, Mrs. Alice V. Whitacre

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Rites for Mrs. Alice V. Burns, 82, widow of Henry Grant Burns, who died Sunday at her residence here, were conducted this afternoon from the Zeigler Funeral Home by Rev. Roscoe Hall, pastor of Hyndman Methodist Church. Interment was in Hyndman Cemetery. Born November 7, 1869, she was a member of Hyndman Christian Church. Her parents were the late Joseph and Amanda (Butte) Whitacre. Survivors include a son, Charles O. Burns, and one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Anna Cook, both of Hyndman; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 10, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011


BURNS, Mrs. Bridget Kenny
Mrs Bridget Burns, 65 years old, widow of Patrick J Burns of Midland, died last night at Allegany Hospital where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs Burns was born in Pekin, Md and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Simon Kenny of Midland. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated by her brother, the Rev Father P J Kenny of Lansdowne, Md. A number of priests will be in the sanctuary. Burial will be in Belvedere Cemetery, Midland. Mrs Burns is survived by ten children: Simon Burns, assistant chief clerk of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Pittsburgh; Harry, chief car dispatcher at Youngstown, O; Frank and Thomas of Midland; Luke, supervisor of mine ratings of the B & O of Baltimore; Mrs Patrick Manley of Midland; Mrs Harry Poland of Mt Savage; Manning J of Woodlawn, Pa and Misses Mary and Sarah at home. Four sisters and three brothers, including Father Kenny, also survive. They are: Mrs Michael Riley of Midland; Mrs James Carroll; Mrs Patrick J Creegan and Thomas P Kenny all of Cumberland and Miss Sarah Kenny, Lansdowne, Md.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, April 7, 1926 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 28, 2013

BURNS, Mrs. Christine Barton Kammauf

Mrs. Christine Barton Burns, 75, of 14706 Winchester Road, Cresapstown, was dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Annie (Ratigan) Kammauf and the widow of James Burns. She was a member of St Ambrose Catholic Church and its Ladies Club and was a retired manager of the Cresaptown School cafeteria. Surviving are four sons, John W Barton, Cresaptown, Marshall J and Clarence Barton, Lonaconing and Raymond L Barton at home; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Pelacide, Baltimore, and Mrs. Lorena McCarty, Cumberland; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Leasure-Stein funeral home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be held there tomorrow at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St Ambrose church. Interment will be in West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lawrence Strickland, Calvin Ware, Harold Frankhouser, Robert McKenzie, James Skelley and Thomas Morgan.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, November 2, 1974 - pg 9, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 16, 2010


BURNS, Mrs. Esther Cavanaugh

Mrs Esther Cavanaugh Burns, 84, died yesterday following a lingering illness at her family home in Midland, Md., where she had been a life-long resident since emigrating to the United States from Ireland 75 years ago. Her husband, Garrett Burns, preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Josephine Winner, New Salem, music supervisor in the Franklin township schools, and three sons, James G Burns, A C Burns and G E Burns, all of Uniontown and three nieces, Mrs William Potter, Mrs Bernard Wood and Mrs James Keating, all of Uniontown.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA., Tuesday, November 10, 1942 - pg 2, col 4.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 4, 2012


BURNS, Garrett, Sr

Garrett Burns, Sr, 70 years, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock after a prolonged illness. He was born in Ireland, coming to this country when a youth. In January 1878, he married Esther Cavanaugh at Lonaconing and they would have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary next January. He was practically a life long resident of Midland and a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lonaconing Aerie. Before his illness, he was road supervisor in this district. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters: Mrs Charles Eagan, Mrs Rose McMahon, Mrs Joseph Winner, Midland; Mrs Frank Spates, Jr, Frostburg; Mrs William Tyler, New York; James G, Alex and Garrett Burns, Jr, Uniontown, Pa; John L Burns, Philadelphia and Patrick R Burns, Cumberland. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs Rose Palmer, Pittsburgh, Pa and one brother, Alex Burns of Palmer, Pa. and 22 grandchildren. Funeral service will take place Tuesday morning at 9:30 with solemn high mass from St Joseph's Church with burial in St Michael's cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, August 15, 1927 - pg 7, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 4, 2013


   BURNS, Herbert O.
17 May 1965
(Courtesy of James Rice)
Posted March 10, 2012

BURNS, Herbert O.

Herbert O. Burns, brother of Mrs. Ollie Harrison of Alexandria, Va., died Monday, May 17, 1965, of a heart attack at the Prince Georges General Hopital in Cheverly, Md.  He was 76 years old and lived at 2900 Taylor St., Mt. Rainier, Md.  Mr. Burns, a native of Lincolnia, Va., worked as a coal miner until he was employed by a contractor for the Western Maryland Railroad.  When the railroad was extended through the Appalachian Mountains, he met Ruby M. Rice.  They were married in 1911 and settled in the Appalachian Mountains, where he lived until he was 73 years old.  Three years ago, he moved to Mt. Rainier to live with his niece, Mrs. Donald E. Neder.  Mr. Burns was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and attended St. George's Episcopal Church in Mr. Savage, Md.  Surviving Mr. Burns are his sisters,[sic] Mrs. Ollie Harrison of Alexandria; his niece, Mrs. Donald E. Neder and several nephews, Charles, Harry and George Burns and Bradley and Edgar Lee Harrison.  Mr. Burns raised one nephew, Mr. George E. Rice, and his grandniece, Mrs. Ruby Neder, daughter of Mr. Rice.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Saint George's Episcopal Church in Mount Savage, Md.  He will be buried in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grand nephews: Kurt Rice, Steve Rice, Mike Rice, Pete Rice, Wes Rice and Joe Rice.  Mr. Burns was know[sic] as "UNCLE" to everyone!
20 May 1965; unknown Arlington, VA. newspaper.
(Courtesy of James Rice/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 16, 2012


BURNS, James Gibbons

Burns, James Gibbons, age 66 years, of 337 Evans street, died Wednesday morning, November 24, 1948, at 2:00 o'clock after an illness of two weeks.  He was born in Midland, Md. and was the son of the late Garrett and Esther Cavanaugh Burns.  He was engaged the roofing business in Uniontown since 1922. He was a member of St John's Roman Catholic church.  His wife, Mary Gilhooley Burns preceded him in death in 1932.  Surviving are the following children: James G Burns, Uniontown; Alex Burns, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs James (Rose) Kenney, Pittsburgh; Mrs Lawrence (Esther) Rice, Uniontown; Mrs Eugene (Julia) Adams, Uniontown and Mrs George (Mary) Rockwell, Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Garrett E and Alex Burns, Uniontown; five sisters, Mrs Charles Eagan, Midland, Md, Mrs Rose McMahon, Cumberland, Md, Mrs Joseph Winner, Brownsville, Mrs Frank Spates, Compton, Cal, and Mrs William Tyler, Columbus, Miss and six grandchildren.  Requiem High Mass will be sung at St John's roman Catholic church Saturday morning, Nov 27 at 9: o'clock with Rev. Fr Thomas Dunn as celebrant.  Interment in Sylvan Height cemetery.  Friends are being received in the Minerd Funeral Home, 48 E Church Street.
Morning Herald; Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA - November 26, 1948 - pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 10, 2015

BURNS, James Joseph

James J Burns Taken by Death.
James Joseph Burns, 65. night desk clerk at the Central YMCA for the past two years, died yesterday morning at 12:15 o'clock at his home 225 Emily Street of pneumonia after an illness of one week.  A native of this city, he was a son of the late James and Jane (Tole) Burns.  Engaged in the hotel business all his life, Mr Burns was a former manager of the Galloway Hotel, Elkins and the Maryland Hotel here.  He was also employed by the Queen Hotel and for over thirty years was a desk clerk at the Windsor Hotel.  He was a lifelong member of St Patrick's Catholic Church and of the Holy Name Society of the church.  Besides his widow, Mrs Nina Burns, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs Edith Wolfington, Miss Marguerite Burns, and Miss Virginia Burns; one son, James Burns, all at home and one brother, Frank, Chicago.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in St Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev Thomas A Hardesty, assistant pastor.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co Md., Wednesday, August 9, 1944 - pg 12, col 5
Find A Grave Memorial# 164838070
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016

BURNS, Mrs. Mary Cecelia Hodel

Mrs Mary Hodel Burns, 92, a former resident of Cumberland and mother of Clarence V 'Jiggs' Burns, Sports Editor of the Cumberland News, died Wednesday at her home in Brooklyn.  Mrs Burns was the wife of Isaac M Burns and was a daughter of the late William H and Barbara (McMahon) Hodel of Cumberland.  Also surviving are four other sons, William and Felix Burns, both of Brooklyn; Robert Burns of St. Albans, VT. and Daniel Burns of Garden City, Long Island, N.Y.; three daughters: Miss Marie Burns, at home; Mrs. Barbara Kutney of Brooklyn, and Mrs. Irene Ehrlich of Napa, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Zapf of Cumberland; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, 690 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn. A service will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Brooklyn.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 21, 1972 - pg 4, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 161419621
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 22, 2016

BURNS, Mrs. Nellie Rella Layman

Mrs. Nellie Rella Burns, 76, of 316 Furnace Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Midland, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Crowe) Layman. Her husband, James G. Burns, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Navy Mothers Club. Survivors include a son, Owen C. Burns, Cresaptown; a daughter, Mrs. Francis L. Meconi, city; two brothers, Benjamin Layman, Syracuse, N. Y., and Laurence[sic] Layman, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Neat, city; Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Fuller Davis, Frostburg; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday 2 p.m. by Rev. Ralph Wallace. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, 16 October 1961
Posted August 26, 2010


BURNS, Patrick J.
"Patrick J. Burns, age 62, died at his home in Midland yesterday at 4:25 a.m.  He was a native of Erdrie, {sic-Airdrie} Scotland.  He came to this country about thirty years ago, and married Miss Bridget Kenney, twenty-two years ago.  She survives him as does also his sons: Simon, Harry, Frank, Thos., Luke and Manning, and his daughters, Misses Helen, Margaret, Mary and Sarah.  He was a janitor of the Midland public school for four years, and was not absent a single day in that time.  He was a member of Division No. {unreadalbe} A. O. H. The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. with a reqiuem mass at St. Joseph's church and interment in the Catholic church cemetery at Midland."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Thurs 2 May 1912
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 13, 2013 


BURNS, Ruby Mary Rice
6 August 1956
(Courtesy of James Rice)
Posted March 10, 2012


BURNS, Tilden Jacob

Tilden Jacob Burns, 80, of 101 East Laing Avenue, died last night at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Frederick and was a son of the late Jacob and Mary (Gover) Burns. He was a retired B & O employe and was a member of local 212, Fraternal International Association of Machinists. He is survived by five brothers, Harvey, William, Harry, Calvin, and Homer Burns, all of this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Kenney, and Mrs. Earl Foreback, this city; and Mrs. Virgie Wartikoff, Detroit, Mich. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. John F. Lammet, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

BURNS, Wilson A.

Wilson A. Burns Meets Death When Engine Boiler is Punctured by Driving Shaft
The body of Wilson A. Burns, aged 31, 113 Fifth street, a fireman on Baltimore and Ohio passenger train No.?6[cannot read], who was scalded  to death on engine of which he was fireman last night at Terra Alta, W.Va, was brought to this city this morning on that train which was 15 hours behind its schedule. It was removed to the undertaking rooms of Louis Stein. The boiler of the engine was punctured by a driving shaft. A large volume of boiling water was scattered over Mr. Burns. Death quickly followed. Mr. Burns is survived by his wife and three-year-old daughter at home. Mr. Burns was a member of Altamont[?blurred] Lodge, No. 448, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, of this city, which will have charge of the funeral, arrangements for which have not been completed. Mr. Burns is survived by his father, John Burns, of Snow Hill, Md., and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary V. Cook, Hedgesville, W.Va.; Mrs. Ella A. Hovatter, St. George, W.Va.; Miss Bertha A. Burns, Snow Hill, Md.; James A. Burns, William H. Burns, J. P. Burns, all of St. George, W.Va.; Charles W. Burns and N. A. Burns of Rowlesburg, W. Va., and T. P. Burns of Keyser, W.Va. Mr. Burns was also a membor of the Order of Owls of Grafton.

Friday, 5 February 1918; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted August 8, 2020

BURNUP, George

It has been the practice among many of the boys of both our towns to follow moving trains along the C&P and W.Va Central railroads, occasionally jumping on and off to ride and test their agility. Saturday, four lads, all of Westernport, among who was George Burnup aged about 11 years and son of Mr. R.H. Burnup, foreman of the machinery department of the B&O shops, engaged in play on the line near the curve in the neighborhood of the suspension bridge. Just how the terrible accident occurred there is no certainty. Whether he was struck by a moving train or he fell while attempting to climb onboard no one is just able to say. He was run over by the train and died about 4 hours later.
The Piedmont Herald, October 17, 1890
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted December 31, 2016

BUROW, Frank

Frank (Kaiser) Burow, 84, of Listonburg, died Sept. 29, 1982, at Somerset Community Hospital. He was born March 11, 1898, in Listonburg, a son of the late Christopher and Barbara (Georg) Burow. He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Somerset F.O.E., and St. John's Lutheran Church of Cove, Md. Friends were received at the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, where funeral services were held with the Rev. David Bomboy officiating. Interment, Addison Cemetery.
The Republic, Meyersdale, Pa., October 7, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2017

BUROW, Ray John

Funeral services were conducted recently for Ray John Burow, 58, Listonburg. The Rev. Seth Bower officiated, and interment was in the Addison cemetery. He was the son of Christopher and Barbara Georg Burow, born Sept. 18, 1899 in Listonburg and died Oct. 29, 1957. His widow, Mrs. Blanche Burow, survives. Also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Deal, Listonburg; two sons, Ray, Jr., McKeesport, and William, Listonburg; eight grandchildren and two brothers, Frank and Earl, both of Listonburg.
[d.o.d. October 29, 1957; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2017

BUROW, Mrs. Reta G. Thomas

Reta G. Burow, 76, of Listonburg died June 30, 2002 at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 925 in Markleysburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Hannah (Tallentire) Thomas. She is survived by her husband of 65 years William G. Burow; sons William G. Burow Jr. and wife Connie of Friendsville Md.; Ray Burow and wife Brenda of Confluence; daughters: Sandra McClintock and husband Gary "Jake" Grantsville, Md. and Patsy Jackson of Frostburg Mr.; seven grandchildren: Stefanie Pritt, William S. Burow, Jeffrey and Steven McClintock; Jerily Jackson, Holly Lee and Jess Burow, five great-grandchildren: Brandon, Dakota, Hunter, Alexis, and Mercedes; sisters, Leana Burow of Glen Burnie Md.; Peggie Mackey, Boiling Spring; Delores Perry, Bluemont, Va.; Kathleen Koontz, Mesa Ariz.; brothers, Harold Thomas, Natchitoches, La. and Thomas Thomas Gardners. Stepsister Mable Suder Dillsburg and stepbrothers James Hoover, Cumberland, Md.; Roger Hoover, Addison, and Jack Hoover, Houston, Texas. She was a life member of Listonburg United Methodist Church and served as a communion steward for many years. Formerly employed at Westinghouse Air Brakes of Wilmerding, and Berkowitz Sewing Factory in Confluence. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Dane Cramer and Rev. David Lee officiating. Interment in Addison Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to Listonburg United Methodist Church in c/o of[sic] Rev. Dane Cramer 116½ Orchard Ave. Somerset Pa. 15501

d.o.d. 30 June 2002; no source noted
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted June 15, 2017

BUROW, Ray J., Jr.

Ray J. Burow, Jr., age 88, of Monroeville, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2010. Husband of 64 years to Cecelia Gretchko Burow; father of Cherie Tarbuk (Gary) and Ray Jay Burow (Joan); grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of 13; brother of the late Bill Burow and Bertha Deal. Family and friends received at the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Trafford, Pa. A blessing service will be at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday. Entombment to follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum.
[d.o.d. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2010; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2017

BURRALL, Mrs. Eva Anna Lavin

Mrs. Eva Anna Burrall, 62, wife of Raymond Paul Burrall, 400 Maryland Avenue, died last night in Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted Friday. A resident of Cumberland for about 35 years, Mrs. Burrall was born in Eckhart. Her parents were the late John and Rebecca (Folk) Lavin. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five sons, Howard E. Miller, New York City; Raymond L. Miller, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Carl R. and Paul S. Miller, city; and Joseph Miller, Baltimore; and two daughters, Mrs. Frank J. Brown, and Mrs. William Higgs, city. She also leaves three brothers, George Lavin, Eckhart; Aden Lavin, Mt. Savage; and Leo Lavin, Route 40, Garrett County; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Klosterman, city; Mrs. Nellie Lancaster, Eckhart; and Mrs. Rose Robinson. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009


BURRALL, Raymond P.

Raymond P. Burrall, 77 of 716 Golden Lane, died yesterday in Newton D. Baker VA Center, Martinsburg. He had been residing with Theodore Day. Born in Cumberland, Mr. Burrall was a son of the late George W. and Katie (Ferrell) Burrall. He was a former employee of the B&O Railroad and was a veteran of World War I. He was also a Member of the Red Men Lodge. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Eva (Lavin) Burrall, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Vera L. Bishop, Baltimore. The body is at the Scarpelli 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.
Cumberland Times, page 27, Sunday, April 09, 1972.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

BURRALL, Raymond P.

Services for Raymond P. Burrall, 77, of 716 Golden Lane, who died Saturday, were conducted at the Scarpelli Funeral Home today by Rev. William Anderson. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Howard Messick, Hillard Belford, Theodore Day, Charles Day, Paul Lepley and Charles Ruby.
Tuesday, April 11, 1972; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted February 9, 2019

BURRELL, Mrs. Mary Cecelia Flynn
Mrs Mary C Burrell, 74, wife of LeRoy L Burrell, South Haven, Mich, died suddenly yesterday at her home.  Mrs Burrell was born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late Michael and Johanna Flynn and was a graduate of Ursuline Academy in 1902.  Surviving besides her husband are four daughters; Miss Angela Burrell, at home; Mrs Evelyn Kraft and Mrs Barbara Anderson, both of South Haven and Sister Mary Michele; Kalamazoo, Mich and a sister, Mrs Vincent Fletchinger, this city.  The body is at the residence in South Haven.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, March 16, 1960 - pg 22, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 3, 2014

BURT, Mrs. Edna E. Nichols

Lonaconing - Mrs. Edna E. Burt, 45, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where she was a patient for three days. A native of Lonaconing she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mamie (Dawson) Nichols.  Her husband, James Burt, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Barbara Stafford, here,; Miss Vickie Burt, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Blank, here; Mrs. Betty Miller, Beaver Falls, Pa.: Mrs. Delma Stakem, Chelsea, Mass, and Mrs. Olivia Athey, Baltimore three brothers, Francis Nichols, Aliquippa, Pa.; George Nichols, Baltimore, and Irvin Nichols, Pontiac, Mich. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Ho me where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p..m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. John McClain will officiate and interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, 18 September 1965:
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010


BURTON, Benjamin

The Funeral Hour
The funeral of Mr Benjamin Burton, whose death occurred yesterday will take place tomorrow afternoon, the cortege leaving the residence, No 9 Lena Street at 1:30 o'clock, going thence to Bedford Street M P Church where the services will be held.  The interment will be made in Frostburg.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 24, 1911 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2014

BURTON, Charles Marion

CUMBERLAND - Charles Marion Burton, 60, of North Waverly Terrace, Cumberland, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1993 at Memorial Hospital. Born on July 23, 1933 in Paw Paw, W.Va., he was the son of Peter Burton, Carpendale, W.Va., and the late Pearl (Hutchinson) Welsh. Mr. Burton was a janitor at the Cumberland Times-News. He attended the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen (Wagoner) Burton; one aunt, Eva Smith, Cresaptown and several cousins. Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home on Saturday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. James K. Peters officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in the Cumberland (MD) Times-News,  November 6, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 22, 2017

BURTON, Clarence W.

Last Sunday forenoon, on the mountain side just outside of the city of Cumberland, Clarence W. Burton was stabbed to death by Mrs. Fannie Williams. Jealousy is said to be the cause.
Keyser Tribune, October 27, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



Struck as his train entered the Kingwood tunnel of the B&O railroad, near Tunnelton, yesterday morning, E. J. Burton, a brakeman, was instantly killed. Burton was front brakeman on the westbound freight train and left his companions in the engine cab a few minutes before the tunnel was reached. When he did not return to the engine the fireman became anxious as to his safety and went on the train to look for him.  Just before reaching Thornton, the fireman found Burton, stretched out on one of the box cars, lying face downward in a pool of blood.  He was dead when the fireman reached him. Burton was 23 years old. He had been with the company but a short while, coming to Cumberland from Philadelphia, where he leaves a wife. His body was tattooed from head to foot, and a large number of curious persons called at Undertaker McCabe’s in Grafton to see the curious markings. Burton was formerly a fireman on one of the North Atlantic dreadnoughts.
–Cumb Press of 11th.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010


BURTON, John Wesley

Mr John Wesley Burton, of Frostburg, died Friday afternoon, 58 years, after an illness about four weeks.  His wife and seven children survive.  Funeral at the M E Church today (Sunday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Sunday Civilian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, January 27, 1889 - pg 1, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2014

BURTON, Mrs Ellen Jane McKenzie

Mrs Jane Burton, aged 73, one of the oldest residents of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Mollie Gatewood, in Washington, D.C. on Friday morning.  Mrs Burton went to Washington about a week before the inauguration of President Taft, and had been making her home with the above named daughter since that time.  She was taken ill on last Wednesday and continued getting weaker until her death.  The remains were brought here on Saturday morning and taken to the home of her son, Jesse, at Borden Mines, from which place the funeral occurred this afternoon.  Interment was made in Allegany Cemetery, Rev George E Maydwell, pastor of the First M E Church, officiating at the services.  Mrs Burton is survived by the following children: Mr S W Burton of this place; Mr Jesse Burton of Borden Mines; Mr Walter Burton of Clarksburg, W Va; Mrs Ann Russell of Frostburg; Mrs Mollie Gatewood of Washington, D.C; Mrs Fannie Merrill of Meyersdale, Pa and Mrs Kate Ort of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, May 17, 1909 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2014

BURTON, Miss Virginia Leona

 15 Nov 1916 Miss Virginia Burton, a daughter of William M Burton and former resident, now of Pittsburgh, died yesterday.  She was the niece of Mrs R H Williams and of Mrs J S Shaw.  
15 Nov 1916; Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often - 1916 -  November
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2014

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