Name: James "Sunset" Harrison Donald, 79, of Park Street, Lonaconing
Parents: William Harrison Donald and Mary Estella (Dawson) Donald
DOB: February 26, 1931 in Lonaconing
DOD: Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center,
Military: U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict 
Spouse: Carol Donald
Predeceased by: parents; sisters, Sarah, Helen, Cora, Ester, Mildred and Marcella
Survived by: children, Scott Clinton Broadwater and Jeri Ann Thrasher and
husband Todd 
Burial: December 22, 2010, Mountain View Cemetery, Moscow Mills 

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

DONALDSON, Miss Elizabeth (infant)

Elizabeth Donaldson, the two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs M B Kuykendall, who live at the Glebe, was severely scalded Sat morning by falling backwards into a pail of boiling water. Dr Thomas was immediately called and did what he could for the little sufferer, but her sufferings continued until relieved by death Sun afternoon. The funeral services were held at the house Mon afternoon, conducted by Rev Dr Brooke. Interment in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney.
Keyser Tribune, May 19, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


World War Veteran Dies In Auto Crash ~ Two Women Injured When His Car Plunges From Uhl Highway On Curve ~
Pinioned behind the twisted steering wheel of his car after it careened from the Uhl Highway at Spring Gap, nine miles from this city, Walter N. Donaldson, 41, of LaVale, died early yesterday morning at Memorial Hospital, an hour after he was admitted. Donaldson's death was the fifth traffic fatality in the county since January 1. Donaldson, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad clerk and trustee of Southminster Presbyterian Church is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jean (Patterson) Donaldson; his mother, Mrs. Effie Donaldson, who resides at his home; a sister, Mrs. Claude W. Orndoff, St., this city, and two brothers, John B., this city, and William R.  Donaldson, LaVale. The three brothers served two years in France during the World War. Fort Cumberland Post, No. 13, American Legion, will conduct rites at the funeral tomorrow.

Monday, 12 June 1939; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted February 29, 2020


An Aged Citizen Dead
Daniel Donegan died yesterday evening 4:30 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Herpich, 46 Independence Street. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon from St Patrick's church with interment in St. Patrick's cemetery. He was 85 years of age and worked for the Baltimore and Ohio for many years.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 12, 1900 - pg 3, col 2
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Posted December 22, 2016


Mrs. Susan Donegan(sic), wife of the late Thomas Donegan, died at her home at Pearre, Md., on Saturday, December 24.  Mrs. Donegan was born in the Hibernian House, Washington County, in 1846.. She was one of the pioneer settlers of Washington County.  She is survived by the following children: James Donegan, Washington, Md; Michael Leo and Harry Donegan, Hagerstown; Vincent Donegan, Mrs John McKnight and Mrs Reed Booth of Pearre, Md and Mrs Flora Higgins of Green Ridge, Md.  Forty-seven grandchildren and nine great grand children also survive.  It will be remembered by her friends that she and her husband played an important part In the history of the C. and O. Canal between Cumberland. and Georgetown when this waterway was considered to be equal in importance to our greatest transportation ways between Cumberland and Washington.  She was buried with a requiem mass offered by the Rev. Wm. B. Kelly at St. Patricia's Church, Little Orleans
Hagerstown Daily Times; Hagerstown, Washington Co, Md., Wednesday, December 28,1927 - pg 10, col 2
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Posted August 22, 2016

DONIUS, Edgar W.

FROSTBURG — Edgar W. Donius, 42, of Zihlman, died early today in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. Born February 1, 1918 at Zihlman, he was the son of Mrs. Rose (Porter) Donius and the late George Donius. He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed at the Big Savage Refractories. Surviving besides his mother are five sisters, Mrs. Rose Skidmore at home; Mrs. Robert Grimes, Zihlman: Mrs. Raymond Hunt, Consolidation; Mrs. Alphonsius Weimer, Avilton; Mrs. Paul Martin, Mt. Savage, and one brother, George Donius, Zihlman. The body will be at the home after 7 p. m. today. Services will be conducted Wednesday 2 p. m. from the home with Rev. Thomas W. Beckett, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Finzel Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 15, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DONIUS, George H.

Frostburg — George H. Donius, 61, of Zihlman, died early this morning at Miners Hospital where he had been a patient for several days. He is survived by his widow, the former Rose Porter and the following children: Mrs. Robert Grimes, Zihlman; Mrs. Raymond Hunt, Frostburg; Mrs. Alfonsus Weimer, Star Route; Mrs. Rose Skidmore and Laveda and Edgar W. Donius, all at home, and George R. Donius, Morantown. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Annie Foreman; two brothers, Thomas and Louis Donius, both of Cumberland; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The body will be taken to the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 14, 1950

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 DONIUS, Mrs. Rose Porter

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Rose P. Donius, 87, of Zihlman, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. A native of Zihlman, she was a daughter of the late John and Mahalia (Crowe) Porter, and was the widow of George H. Donius. Surviving are a son, George R. Donius, Zihlman; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Grimes, Zihlman; Mrs. Leona Hunt, Frostburg; Mrs. Rose Skidmore, with whom she resided; Mrs. Colleen Weimer, Avilton; and Mrs. LaVada Martin, Mt. Savage; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, March 25, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


DONLEY, David John

MEYERSDALE — David John Donley, five-month-old son of Samel and Twila Petenbrink Donley, strangled when he caught his head between the rails of his crib, authorities said. The baby was found dead Monday morning. Somerset County Coroner Robert Halverson investigated the accident. Also surviving are his twin sister, Dianne Jean, and another sister, Beverly Ann Donley, at home; the parental grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donley of Cairnbrook, and the maternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Petenbrink of Meyersdale, R.D. 4. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Price funeral home, Confluence, by the Rev. James S. Kirkpatrick, pastor of SS. Philip and James Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 22, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DONLEY, Mrs. Sara Katherine Fredlock

OAKLAND, Md. - Sara Katherine (Fredlock) Donley, age 70, of Pergin Farm Rd., Oakland, Md., died at her home on Thursday, March 10, 2005, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Cumberland on August 25, 1934, and was the daughter of the late W. Harold Fredlock and Katherine (Bissett) Fredlock. Sara was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Oakland where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Peter's High School in Westernport and was a member of the first graduating class of Bon Secours Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore in 1955. She also attended St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire. During her career she worked as the Director of Nursing at Bon Secours Hospitals in Baltimore and Methuen, Mass. She also worked for the Christian Appalachian Program in eastern Kentucky. She was very active in Garrett County, where she worked for the Health Department and the Hospice Programs. She spent several years teaching Prepared Childbirth Classes and served as a nurse midwife on many home deliveries in both Kentucky and Garrett County. She had a love for dancing and taught clogging classes in Oakland and in Leesburg, Fla. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 24 years, Daniel Donley and his sons, Danny Donley and wife Sylvia of Oakland and Chris Donley, wife Nancy and their daughter Catherine of Huntingtown, Md. She is also survived by her brother, William H. Fredlock III and wife Sandy of Swanton, Md., and her nephews and niece, W.H. Fredlock IV, M. Sean Fredlock, J. Chris Fredlock and wife Sherri, and Julie Kay Fredlock; and her great-nephews and nieces, Michael, Taylor, Will, and Jocelyn Fredlock. Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and at St. Peter's Church in Oakland on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church at noon with Father Don Parson as celebrant. He will be assisted by Monsignors Rick Woy and Paul Byrnes and Father Adam Parker. A bereavement dinner for family and friends will be held after the Mass at St. Peter's Social Hall. Private interment in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Garrett Co. Hospice Program, P.O Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550 or to the Stained Glass Window Fund at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 135 Church St., Westernport, MD 21562.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - March 11, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015


DONNELLY, Mrs. Harriett Rebecca Ways  (abridged)

Mrs. Harriett Donnelly Passes Peacefully Away Surrounded by Her Family.
Mrs. Harriett Donnelly, wife of James W. Donnelly, died at her husband's residence No. 28 North Centre Street, last evening at 10 o'clock after an illness of three months caused by lung trouble.  The deceased lady was taken to her bed about one month ago and up to Sunday last her case progressed rather favorably, but about 10 o’clock yesterday afternoon a change for the worse set in and she sank rapidly, death ensuing from congestion of the lungs at the hour above mentioned.  The deceased was 53 years of age, and was the daughter of Samuel D. Ways, Sr., of this city. She was married to James W Donnelly on November 16, 1858. and leaves surviving her a husband and five children—Chas. W., one of the proprietors of the Independent; Will C., Harry R, Susie and Ann E.  Prominent in all Christian work, she was a consistent member of Christ's English Lutheran Church and took an especially deep interest in the temperance cause, and was at the time of her death an active member of the YWCTU and the parent body, the Women's' Christian Temperance Union.  She was also an active member of the Woman's Auxiliary of the YMCA.   The funeral for the deceased will take place from the English Lutheran Church tomorrow, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.  The interment will be in the German Lutheran Cemetery.
Cumberland Daily Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., March 31, 1891 - pg 4, col 3
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Posted June 3, 2016


Mr. James W. Donnelly died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at his late residence on Waverly Terrace, aged 74 years.  His death was due to old age.  Mr. Donnelly was born in County Armagh, Ireland, his parents coming to this country and locating in Baltimore, when he was only two years of age, where a portion of the family were drowned in the flood at Jones Fall. When the deceased was 10 years of age he came to Cumberland and at that tender age worked on the canal. Later he became a sub-boss on construction work on this end of the canal under the late John B Humbird.  He afterwards formed a partnership known as Donnelly and Ways, Builders and Contractors.  They also conducted a grocery store on North Centre Street.  Mr. Donnelly built many of the residences and business houses in this city.  He was president of the Pioneer Hose Company for 13 years, and was a member of St. Paul's English Lutheran Church about 40 years.  He was also a member of the Ohr Lodge. No. 131, A.F.& A.M which order will have charge of the funeral.  He was married to Miss Harriet Rebecca Ways, daughter of the late S. D Ways, Sr. Mrs. Donnelly died nine years ago.  The deceased was one of the oldest residents of Cumberland, and knew its history perfectly. He was a man of kindly disposition and well liked by everyone.  He is survived by five children, viz: Chas. W. Donnelly, manager of the Daily News; Will C. Donnelly, with the firm of Stewart &  MacDonald, Baltimore; Harry K. Donnelly, a member of the Allegany County Bar, and Misses Susie M. and Anna E. Donnelly, all of whom reside at the Donnelly home with the one exception.  The funeral will take place Friday morning at 10:30 o ’clock from St. Paul’s English Lutheran church. Will leave the residence at 10 o’clock. Interment in the Donnelly lot in German Lutheran cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., March 28, 1900 - pg 3, col 3
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(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 3, 2016

DONOHOE, Mrs. Mary Pickett

DIED. DONOHUE - Mrs. Anthony I(J)., aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday morning, March 9th, at 9 a. m., from family residence, 1355 North 18th, to Holy Family church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Mrs. Donohue was Miss Mary Pickett. Burial: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery; Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Omaha Daily Bee, March 9, 1895
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 4, 2012



Donovan - On Monday morning, February 12th at his residence on Bedford Street of apoplexy.  Daniel Donovan aged 37 years old.  The funeral will take place from his late residence on Wednesday February 14th at 2:30 p.m.  The friends of the family are respectively invited to attend.
Cumberland Daily Alleganian and Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 13, 1877 - pg 4, col 3
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Posted June 27, 2015

DONOVAN, Mrs. Mary

About half past nine o'clock last night, Officer Snorr found an old lady lying in an insensible position on the sidewalk on Liberty Street and on raising her up discovered that it was Mrs Donovan, an aged lady and mother of Mr Daniel Donovan, grocer on Baltimore Street.  Officer Snoor carried the old lady to the station house where assistance was procured and she was taken to her residence on Bedford Street where she shortly after died.   Her death is supposed to be caused by heart disease.  Mrs Donovan was a very aged lady
Cumberland Daily Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, April 28, 1875
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 27, 2015

DONOVAN, Mary Blake

Mrs. John Donavon died at Newark, Ohio, on February 23rd, from general complications. She was buried at that place on February 26th. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Blake, deceased, early residents of Eckhart. She was born here, and lived in Eckhart for some time after her marriage. A husband and four grown children survive, besides the following brothers and sisters living in Western Maryland. Mr. Patrick Blake, of Ocean, Mr. Philip Blake, of Eckhart; Mrs. Michael Condon, of Eckhart, and Mrs. John Donahue, of Eckhart.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., March 6, 1912 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2010

DONOVAN, Robert E.

Robert E Donovan, of Bayard, died at the Elkins hospital about midnight Tues of a cancerous trouble from which he had suffered for several months. Mr Donovan was a native of Va and a brother of the late John D Donovan, a Presiding elder in the Va Conference of the United Brethren Church. Mr Donovan was a photographer along the line of the C&P railroad for several years, was chief of police of the town of Bayard, and served one term as deputy sheriff of Grant Co. he was also deputy assessor of that county until forced to resign on account of failing health. Surviving is his wife who prior to her marriage was Miss Emma Rexroad, of Central Grant Co. The funeral took place in Bayard on Thurs.
Keyser Tribune, July 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010


DOOLAN, Mrs. Anna/Anne

Mrs. Anne Doolan Dead
Mrs Anne Doolan died at her home on Dudley Terrace yesterday afternnon at 3 o'clock.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, October 11, 1922 - pg 8, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010 

DOOLAN, Mrs. Anna/Anne

Funeral Of Mrs. Doolan
The funeral of Mrs. Anna Doolan, aged 72 years, took place this morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph P. Nolan officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mrs. Doolan is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rose Kelly, Mrs. Edwin Atkinson, this place; Mrs. Thomas McGraw, Midland; Frank and Patrick Doolan, this place. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandcrildren. She was a active member of St. Mary's.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, October 13, 1922 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


DOOLAN, Mrs. Christina Damley

Lonaconing - Mrs. Christina Doolan, 74, of here, widow of Frank Doolan, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Pekin, Md., she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Mackey) Darnley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, of here; Mrs. Harold Douglas, Cumberland; Mrs. Paul G. Wilson, Silver Spring; six sons, Paul, John and Harold Doolan, all of here; Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; and Patrick Doolan, Pikesville; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Hardegan, of here; nineteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Doolan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here, by Rev. Thomas Fannon. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 26, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DOOLAN, Frank A.

Lonaconing, Md., Jan. 31—Frank A. Doolan, 52, died yesterday at 3:30 p. m., at his home on Scotch Hill, after an illness of several years. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Patrick and Ann Doolan. He was a distributor for the German Brewing Company. Mr. Dolan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Christine (Darnley) Doolan and nine children: John, Cumberland; Harold, Mrs. Alice Kerney, Frank, Jr., Paul, Catherine, Carol, Patrick and June, all of Lonaconing. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Thomas McGraw and Mrs. Edward Atkinson and one brother, Patrick Doolan, all of Lonaconing and eight grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Wednesday, January 31, 1940; pg 11, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


"LONACONING - John Doolan, 54, of here, died last night at his home.  A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Frank and Christine (Earnley) {sic-Darnley} Doolan.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church.  Survivors include a son, John Doolan, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, of here, andMrs. June Wilson, Los Angeles; and four brothers, Harold Doolan, Lonaconing; Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; Carl Doolan, Cumberland, and Patrick Doolan, Randallstown. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Church by Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wed, 18 Sep 1963
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 28, 2011

DOOLAN, Patrick

Lonaconing, Md, Sept. 7— Patrick Doolan, 55, owner of the Brady Hotel. here, died at 3:30 p. m. yesterday at the hotel, which he had been operating about 35 years. He was born January 26, 1881. in Lonaconing the son of the late Dennis and Anna Doolan. Mr. Doolan. is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edward Atkinson and Mrs. Thomas McGraw, both of Lonaconing. since the death of his wife ten months ago, Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly had resided with him. Mr. Keny is a nephew.  Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church here. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, September 7, 1946 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 11, 2010


"LONACONING - Paul B. Doolan, 45, of Lonaconing died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. He operated a taxi service and restaurant and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Doolan was a son of the late Frank and Christina (Darnley) Doolan. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy (Jones) Doolan: a daughter, Miss Dorothy Lee Doolan, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Kenney, Lonaconing; Mrs. Howard Douglas, Cumberland, and Mrs. Paul Wilson, of California; five brothers, Frank Doolan, Cresaptown; Harold and John Doolan,of Lonaconing; Carl Doolan, Cumberland, and Patrick Doolan, Pikesville. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church by the Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p. m. today."
Cumberland Sunday Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 5 Aug 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 28, 2011


DOOLEY, Mrs. Margaret

Lonaconing, Md - Oct 19 - Word has been received here of the death of Mrs Michael Dooly[sic], 91, widow of Michael Dooly, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Eagan, in Philadelphia. Mrs. Dooly lived for a number of years on Big Vein Hill here. Other surviving children are Mary, Arthur, Michael, and Mrs. Margaret O'Brien and John Dooly[sic], all of Philadelphia. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a. m. at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Philadelphia.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, October 19, 1937
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 16, 2010

DOOLEY, Michael

Died In Philadelphia.
Henry Develin received a telegram last Tuesday night advising him of the death of Michael Dooley, of Philadelphia. Mr. Dooley formerly resided in Lonaconing and worked in the mines hereabouts. He was a native of Nova Scotia, and came to Lonaconing in the early sixties. He enlisted in the Union Army and was honorably discharged. Mr . Dooley left Lonaconing about eight years ago for Dodson, W. Va., where he was working a while, going from there to Philadelphia, where he died last Monday night. Interment was made in Philadelphia.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, January 27, 1910 - pg 7, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 16, 2010

DOOLIN, Michael

A Century Old Then Died ~ Michael Doolin, Oldest Man In Maryland Dead ~ Laid the First Rail on the B & O ~ Witnessed a Race in this City Between the First Engine on That Road to Arrive and a Mail Carrier on Horseback. He Lived at Mt Savage, but Died Yesterday in Pittsburg
Michael Doolin, thought to be the oldest man in Maryland, died at 2:30 yesterday afternoon at Glenwood, a suburb of Pittsburg, almost if not quite a hundred years of age.  He was born in Dublin, Ireland and came to this country with his wife when only 21 years of age, his wife being one year younger and settled in Cumberland.  He was a moulder by trade, but worked for the B & O Railroad and is said to helped lay the first rail ever laid on that road between here and Baltimore and was, no doubt, the oldest employe in the country.  He was employed on that road when the first engine arrived here and witnessed a novel race between an engine and a mail carrier as to which would reach here first, the man on horseback arriving a little ahead of the engine.  The mail was then carried from here to Baltimore by relay.  When the deceased settled in Cumberland, there was but one house on Baltimore Street and that was located where Simon Wilson's cigar store now is.  While living here, he also worked at his trade with Coroner Strong and the late auctioneer, William Wickand.  Later he located at Mt Savage and was one of the first settlers in that town.  He built his home with his own hands a little log structure where he lived until eight years ago when his wife died and he broke up housekeeping and lived around with his children, primarily, Mrs Julia Doyle, a daughter, at 31 Maryland Avenue.  At the time of his death, he was living with his daughter, Mrs Mary Hurley at Glenwood and had been living there about one year.  His other living children are: Mrs William Kearney, Youngstown, Ohio; Frank and William Doolin, Homestead, Pa and Michael Doolin, Frostburg.  His nephew, Joseph Doyle of this city, who had been working at Glenwood, notified his mother, Mrs Julia Doyle of this city by telephone yesterday afternoon and then came over last night and this morning went to Frostburg to make arrangements for the funeral.  The remains will be brought there tomorrow morning on Train No 10 and the funeral will take place from the Catholic Church at Mt Savage of which the deceased was a member, sometime tomorrow.  It is thought the funeral will take place 10:30 tomorrow, but that cannot be definitely stated at this writing.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, August 3, 1899 - pg 4, col 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 176434191
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 18, 2017


DOONAN, Mrs. Ellen

The remains of Mrs. Ellen Doonan aged 69 years, widow of the late James Doonan, formerly a resident of Bedford Street extended, this city, were brought here this morning from Baltimore and taken to Stein's chapel, where they will remain until tomorrow, when the funeral will take place. The services will be held at St Patrick's Church tomorrow morning at 8:30. Interment being made in the cemetery in connection with the church. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, October 9, 1907 - pg 8, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 125871204 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 26, 2016


Mr. James Doonan, a well known grocer and saloon keeper, died at his residence on Bedford street at 10 o’clock this morning. Mr. Doonan was taken ill last Saturday, and although everything was done that could be done, he died as above stated. The deceased was about fifty-five years of age and leaves surviving him a widow and two children — Miss Mary and Mr. James Doonan. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from St Patrick’s church. The interment will be in the cemetery connected with that church. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, May 10, 1895 - pg 1, col 5 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 31, 2016


Funeral of Mr Doonan. ~ The funeral of Mr. James Doonan. whose death was noted in this paper yesterday, will take place Monday morning at nine o'clock from St. Patrick's church; not Sunday morning as stated. Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 11, 1895 - pg 3, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 124512489 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 31, 2016

DOONAN, Mrs. Rose

Mrs Rose Doonan, the "Lace Lady", aged about 75 years, was struck and killed by a train in the area of the William's Road crossing or the Johnson's Mill crossing. She was picking up coal on and about the tracks when the C&P RR Mt Savage train struck and badly mutilated her body.

Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often  - 1875
16 December 1875; The Cumberland Times
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Posted January 7, 2017

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