GARLOCK, Robert S.

FROSTBURG — Robert S. Garlock, 74, formerly of Zihlman, died yesterday at the home of his son, Robert J. Garlock, Vista Road, Baltimore, with whom he resided. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Cease) Garlock. He is survived by four other sons, Elwood Garlock, Zihlman; Dalton Garlock, Washington, D.C.; Darrell Garlock, Hagerstown, and James Garlock, with the Marines; six daughters. Mrs. Shirley Paul: Meyersdale; Mrs. Shelby DeLozier, Cresaptown; Mrs. Darlene Troutman, Ohio; Mrs. Rosalee Bridges, Slabtown, and Mrs. Linda Baer, Baltimore. Mrs. Barbara Anderson, a niece of Washington, D.C., whom he reared, also survives, as do a sister, Mrs. Marian Mickey, Villas, N.J.; a brother, Elmer Garlock, Mt. Savage; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will he received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 9, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GARNER, Evan Benson

Evan Benson Garner, 57, 2110 14th Ave., a self-employed cement contractor, died Saturday night at 9 at the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. Cause of death was not immediately known. He had been in ill health the last six months and had made frequent trips to the Veterans Hospital. Garner was born November 13, 1910, in Geneva, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Edward Garner. In 1920 the family moved to International Falls, Minn., where the younger Garner began work at 15 in the Minnesota Ontario Par__ Co. He was married to Irma Bird, August 23, 1930, at International Falls. The couple moved to Clarkston in 1946 where he was a cement contractor. They had moved to Lewiston in 1965. Garner served in the Army during World War II, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarkston. Survivors include his wife, at the family home; a brother, Leslie, of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Scholler, of Deer Lodge, Mont., Mrs. Gregor Bracken, of International Falls, Mrs. Ruth Brooks, of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Harvey of Seattle, Donald of Springfield, Ore., and James of Tacoma; a daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Carol) McCall, of Lewiston; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral is scheduled tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Merle Wood of the First Baptist Church of Clarkston officiating. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery. Organist will be Mrs. Robert E. Stratton. Pallbearers will be Marvin Snow, Irving I. Faling, Leslie W. James, Merlin S. Bradley, Harry Schmale and Leroy W. Lytle.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017


In this town, on Monday last, after a short illness, MR JAMES GARNER, leaving a wife and several small children, and many acquaintances to mourn his loss. Mr. G. was a native of Ireland and had resided in this country some 6 or 8 years, during all which time he demeaned himself as a sober, industrious and worthy man.
Cumberland Alleganian, Sept 5, 1845

GARNER, Irma Imogene Bird

No services are planned for Irma Imogene Garner of Eugene, who died March 12 of causes related to age. She was 81. She was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Courtney, N.D. She married Evan Garner on Aug. 23, 1930, in International Falls, Minn. He died in 1967. Garner was a housewife. She enjoyed crafts and travel. Survivors include three sons, Harvey of Seattle; Donald of Springfield; and James of Aloha; a daughter Carol McCall of Casper, Wyo; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston, Idaho. Lane Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
abt. 12 March 1995; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #36739318
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 4, 2017

GARRETT, Mrs. Catherine M. Hughes

Oakland, Feb. 8 - A requiem mass was held this morning in St. Peter's Catholic church here for Mrs. Catherine M. Garrett, 86, widow of Michael A. Garrett, who died at her home in Baltimore early Monday morning. She had been ill ten months. The Rev. Francis G. Driscoll, pastor, was celebrant, and interment was in the church cemetery. Her husband died May 21, 1941 at the age of 88. Pallbearers were Romanus and James Pendergast, Charles, William and Robert Garrett, all nephews of Mrs. Garrett, and William R. Browning. A native of near Hutton, Garrett county, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late Martin and Ellen (Martin) Hughes. All her married life was spent in Baltimore, where Mr. Garrett was emmployed for many years by the John W. Garrett estate as farm superintendent. Mrs. Garrett was one of a large family, all now deceased, except a sister, Miss Delia Hughes, Pittsburgh, Pa. Also surviving are three nephews, Romanus Pendergast, Hutton; Edward Pendergast, Watertown, N.Y.; and James Pendergast, Clarksburg, W.VA.; also two nieces, Misses Rosalie Pendergast, Indian Head, and Ellena Pendergast, Hutton. Mrs. Garrett was a member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Baltimore, for many years.
Thursday, 8 February 1945; Evening Times, Cumberland, Md.
Posted August 8, 2020


James Garrett, 75, of Mt. Lake Park, died last night in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since last Friday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009


Oakland, Dec. 19—A requiem mass was held yesterday morning in St. Peter's Catholic church here for James Garrett, 76, who died Monday evening in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since last Friday. The Rev. George W. Shipper, pastor, officiated and interment followed in St. Peter's cemetery. Mr. Garrett who resided on a farm between Loch Lynn and Deer Park, was a native of Ireland and a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Sheridan) Garrett, Deer Park. He was bom in Ireland in 1869. He came to this country In 1883 and resided here for 62 years. He was a member of St. Peter's church, Oakland. A brother, Thomas Garrett, also of near Loch Lynn, is the only surviving close relative.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009


GARRETT, William

William Garrett, track foreman at Deer Park, and well known to all the men who work on Third division of the B&O railroad, was killed Sat evening, near that place. He was run over by an engine at 9 o'clock Sat morning and both legs were ground off. He was hurried to Oakland for medical treatment, and after first aid was rendered was placed in a baggage car and brought to the hospital at Keyser. His condition continued to grow weaker and as the train hauled him at record speed and just before reaching Piedmont, he died in the baggage coach. His wife and child were with him. His remains were brought to Keyser and prepared for burial and taken to Deer Park for interment.
Keyser Tribune, April 19, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 13, 2010

GARTNER, Charles Frederick
Charles Frederick Gartner, 62, of Salisbury, died Monday in Shady Side hospital, Pittsburgh. Death was attributed to heart failure, but he had been ill the past 10 years. Mr. Gartner was born in Salisbury, March 28, 1887, a son of Herman and Cecelia Ringler Gartner. His father survives. He was a veteran of World War I, serving from July 25, 1918 to July 9, 1919, part of which time he was in France. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church and the Salisbury American Legion post No. 459. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Cora Ann Butler Gartner, a son, Charles Albert Gartner, and daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Herring, all of Salisbury. Also a brother and sister, Frank Gartner, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Rayner Doak, Bloomington, Texas. Funeral service will be today, Wednesday, at the Stanley Thomas funeral home at 4 p.m. with the Rev. George E. Bowersox, Jr. officiating; burial in the IOOF cemetery. The American Legion will have a color guard and pall bearers will be comrades in World War I.
The Somerset American, March 8, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 7, 2015

GARVEY, Mrs. Bridget Tierney

Westernport, Md., Dec. 11—
Funeral services for Mrs. Bridget (Tierney) Garvey, 84, widow of James Garvey, formerly of here who died Thursday at Jenkins Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, were held Saturday from St. Peters Catholic church with solemn high mass, Rt. Rev. Monsignor Antonio Scarpati, pastor, was celebrant; Rev. Dr. William E, Kelly, assistant pastor of St John's Catholic church, Westminster, Md., and a former pastor here, was deacon; Rev. R. Emmett Hannon, pastor of Sacred Heart church, Winchester, VB., formerly of Piedmont was sub-deacon and Rev. Victor J, Dowgiallo, assistant pastor, was master of ceremonies. Rt. Rev. Monsignor Edward P. McAdams, pastor of St. Joseph's church, Washington, formerly of St. Peters delivered the sermon. Rt. Rev. Mnsgr. Louis C. Vaeth, pastor Our Lady of Victory Church, Washington, DC; Rev. Joseph A. Garvey, a son of Mrs Garvey, pastor of St Gregory's church. Rev. Henry P. Graebenstein, pastor of St. John's Evangelist Church, Baltimore; Very Rev. Joseph J. Ellis, pastor of Church of the Assumption, Halethrope, Rev. Joseph Leary, pastor St Theresa Church, Clarksville; Rev. Bernard Precise, Hyattsville; Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, pastor of St Michael's Church, Frostburg; Rev. Lawrence D. Landrigan. and Rev. William Joyce Russell, pastor and assistant respectively St Mary's Church, Cumberland; Rev Frank J McKowen, assistant pastor of St Patrick Church, Cumberland; Rev. Robert Kilgannon, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Ridgeley; Rev. John E. McMahon, assistant pastor Church of the Assumption, Keyser; Rev. James C. Murphy, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Lonaconing and Rev. J. H. Lansinger pastor of St. Peter's, were in the sanctuary. Prayers were recited at St Peter's cemetery by Rev Dr Kelly and Rev Father Garvey recited prayers at Boal's funeral home preceding the mass. Pallbearers were: Estel Kenney, George Cleaver, Michael A O'Laughlin, Joseph L Mansfield, Patrick A Laughlin, James Walsh, Thomas Moran, John Healy and Michael O'Donnell. Among those attending were: Mrs Scott Little and family, Martinsburg, W Va; Mr and Mrs M L Garvey and family, Washington; James Boler, Brunswick; Mr and Mrs Martin Sweeney, Weston, W Va; Mr and Mrs Ed Balser and Miss Marion McHugh, Baltimore; Misses Esther and Katherine Sullivan, Cumberland. A low mass was conducted at Jenkins Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Friday morning by Rev. Joseph Moran, pastor of St. Thomas' Church, Washington, formerly of Piedmont, assisted by Rev. Joseph L. Currans, pastor of St. Clements church, Rosedale, Md. and Rev. Kenneth Carney, assistant pastor St. John's Church, Baltimore, formerly of Westernport
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 11, 1939 - pg 5, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010


GARVEY Miss Josephine

With two of her brothers ill and unable to be at her deathbed, Miss Josephine Garvey, 18 years old, a student at St Peter’s Academy at Westernport, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Garvey, in Piedmont Monday morning, after a month’s illness from pneumonia.  At the Mercy Hospital, in Baltimore, her brother, Joseph Garvey, a student at St. Charles’ College, is dangerously ill with typhoid and cannot be told of his sister’s death. Another, brother, Martin Garvey, superintendent of the Davis Coal and Coke Co, at Thomas, W. Va., is ill with grip at his home at that place.  Besides these two brothers, Miss Garvey is survived by three others, John and William Garvey, both connected with the Davis Coal and coke Co at Thomas, and Joseph Garvey, who lives in Pittsburg.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010


GARVEY, Miss. Rose

Miss Rose A. Garvey, 69, died this morning at the home of Jos Corrigan, Corriganville, following a lingering illness. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Ella and Elizabeth Garvey, Johnstown, Pa.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St Patrick's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 17, 1923 - pg 9, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 128468387
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2016

GARY, David

ROCKWOOD — David Gary, 92, of Rockwood, R. D. 2, died at Berlin. He was born in Middlecreek Township Jan. 4, 1876, a son of the late John M. and Catherine Ansell Gary. He leaves four children, including Mrs. Woodrow Henry and Richard E. of Rockwood, R. D. 2; one stepdaughter, 11 grandchildren, 29 great - grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters, including Jacob of Markleton, R. D., James Ferling and Mrs. Wilson Pyle of Rockwood, R. D. 3, Norman and Mrs. Catherine Collins of Somerset R. D., and Michael of Boswell.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 8, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GARY, Jacob A.

Jacob A. Gary, 84, of Markleton, R. D. l, died Thursday at home. He was born June 21, 1884, in Scullton, a son of the late John and Catherine Ansell Gary. He was a lifelong member of the Old Bethel Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Miner Gary; seven sons: Harry of Rockwood R.D. 2; Charles of Rockwood R.D. 3; Norman of Markleton; Lester and Frank of Rockwood; John of Markleton R.D. 1; Paul of Rockwood R.D. 1; five daughters: Mrs. Rosie Trimpey of Markleton R.D. 1; Mrs. Edna Tressler of Confluence; Mrs. Lillie Brocht, Mrs. Gladys Kreger, and Mrs. Katie Hoover, of Rockwood R.D. 3; four brothers: Michael of Boswell; Norman of Somerset; James and Ferling of Rockwood R.D. 3; two sisters: Mrs. Rachel Pyle of Rockwood R.D. 3; Catherine Collins of Somerset R.D. 5; 40 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
From The Daily Courier, March 1, 1969, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GASDIK, Franklin C. W.

Franklin C.W. "Gas Pipe" Gasdik, 70, of RR 4 Saylorburg, died Sunday, January 10, 2010, in his home. He was the husband of Geraldine (Storm) Gasdik. They had observed their 49th wedding anniversary in May. Born in Lower Nazareth Township, he was a son of the late Stephen Gasdik and the late Florence (Gehret) Lambert. He had been employed as a welder at Patterson-Kelly in East Stroudsburg for forty years, retiring in 2005, and previously he had worked for Bangor Mills (Collins & Aikens) in Pen Argyl for eight years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Ship Builders, Local 397. He was a member of Zion United Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Marie Malec and her husband Dennis of Scotrun, and Geraldine A. Gasdik of Dallas, N.C.; a son, Jeremy Franklin Gasdik and his wife Melissa of Kunkletown; two grandchildren, Michael Aaron Gasdik of Kunkletown and Christopher James Malec of Scotrun; and a brother, Bruce Lambert. Memorial services will be held at 3 P.M. on Thursday, January 14, from Zion United Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ann Melot officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville. Arrangements by Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville.
[d.o.d. Sunday, January 10, 2010; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

GASSMAN, Jesse Cowden

HANOVER, Pa. - Jesse Cowden Gassman, 82, formerly of Hagerstown, died last Friday at his home here. He was a son of the late George W. and Elizabeth (Young) Gassman. Mr. Gassman was a retired agent for the American Railway Express Company, a member of the Lutheran Church of Meyersdale; Ohr Lodge 131, AF&AM, Cumberland, the Cumberland Lodge of Perfection, and the Cumberland Consistory of Free Masonry. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna A. (McKenzie) Gassman; a son, Kenneth M. Gassman, of Culpeper; Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia G. Colflesh, Philadelphia, and two grandchildren. Interment was held yesterday in Rest Haven Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 22, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 15, 2011

GATES, Frederick A.

Frederick A. Gates, 82, of 31 Grant Street, Cresaptown, died Saturday at the Kyle Nursing Home, Lonaconing. Born in Paw Paw, he was a son of the late Daniel W. and Elizabeth (Thomas) Gates. Mr. Gates was a retired telegrapher for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. He held membership in Cresaptown Methodist Church, where he was an honorary steward; Deford Lodge 88, AF-AM of Berkeley Springs, in which he was a 50-year member, and of Salem Chapter 18, Royal Arch Masons. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Naomi (Bucy) Gates; a son, Frederick A. Gates Jr., LaVale; two daughters, Mrs. Charles G. Wilburn, Fairmont, W. Va., and Mrs. Clyde B. Hosselrode, LaVale; three brothers, Wendell A. Gates, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Daniel M. Gates, Berkeley Springs, and Cecil R. Gates, Morgantown, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Harley C. Michael, Berkeley Springs, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Wendt Funeral Home here where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. William M. Balderson, pastor of Cresaptown Methodist Church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Pallbearers, all grandsons, will be Charles G. Wilburn Jr., William Wilburn, Wayne and John Hosselrode, Wallace Wolford and Richard Michael. Members of East Gate Lodge 216, AF & AM, will conduct a service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, October 24, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GATT, William

William Gatt, of Mecca, Indiana, brother-in-law of the late William L. Norman, died at his home six days after the death of Mr. Norman who was on his way to this home when he was killed.
Keyser Tribune, December 20, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010


Name: Erma Mae Gatterman, 79, of 183 Ravine Street, Grantsville, Maryland
Parents: Joseph and Ella (Dwire) Knopsnyder
DOB: February 9, 1924 in Blacklick Township, Pennsylvania
DOD: Monday, January 5, 2004
Spouse: Victor C. Gatterman, who died on April 13, 1989
Predeceased by: parents; husband; daughter, Sara Knopsnyder; sons, Randy and Blair (Joe) Knopsnyder; brothers, Harry Knopsnyder, Clarence Knopsnyder, Elmer Knopsnyder; sister, Mary Rubright
Survived by: son, Ray Gatterman and wife Shirl, Addison, PA; daughters, Arlene Sausman and husband David, Addison, PA; Darlene Harbaugh and husband Ben, Confluence, PA; Doris Beal and husband Barry, Grantsville, Maryland; sisters, Violet Knopsnyder, Markleton, PA; Edna Sexton, Upper Marlboro, MDBurial: January 8, 2004, Addison Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

GAUER, Bailey

Bailey Gauer, son of Mr and Mrs D Gauer, of near Oakland, was instantly killed in a mine at Kitzmiller last night by a fall of roof coal. He was a young man married two weeks ago to a daughter of Mr William Welch, of near Gortner.
-Oakland Republican of 20th
Keyser Tribune, July 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

GAUGHAN, Mrs. Anne H. King

MT. SAVAGE, Jan. 19 — Mrs. Annie H. King Gaughan, 71, died today in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient for two days.  Mrs. Gaughan was the wife of John F. Gaughan, and had resided in Mt. Savage for 60 years. Born December 11, 1880, in Elk Garden, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Gaffney) King.  Mrs. Gaughan was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mt. Savage.  Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Joseph J., Mt. Savage; three daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Burke, Cumberland; Mrs. Helen Wambaugh, Mrs. Eileen M. Travis, Mt. Savage; two sisters, Mrs. James Bothwell and Mrs. Molly Noonan, Cumberland; and six grandchildren. A high requiem mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St Patrick's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, January 20, 1952 - pg 31, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 10, 2015


MT. SAVAGE - James G. Gaughan, 50, of RD 1, Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington where he had been patient 10 days. A native of Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Harry and Bridget (Brailer) Gaughan. A former employe of Mt. Savage Refractories, he was a World War II veteran, a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church here, and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his widow, Betty Jane (Brown) Gaughan; six daughters, Barbara Jean, Mary Jane, Kateri, Teresa, Rose Marie and Ann Gaughan, all at home; 12 sons, Sgt. William Gaughan, with the Army in Japan; Richard, George, Frank, Henry, John, Steve, Timothy, Anthony, Christopher, Michael and Peter Gaughan, all at home; three brothers, Charles and Thomas Gaughan, Reading, Pa., and Edward Gaughan, Frostburg. The body will be returned to the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg.
The Cumberland News, April 3, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GAUMER, Charles

Charles Gaumer, 70, farmer of near Ellerslie, Md., died last night at his home. Mr. Gaumer is survived by his wife Rosanna; two sons, Harvey E. and Samuel E., of Ellerslie; by four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Lowery, Bedford, Pa.; Mrs. Lloyd Sturtz, Wellersburg, and the Misses Ruthie M. of Cresaptown, and Beatrice T. Gaumer, at home, and by one sister, Mrs. Anna Kennell, Bloomington, Md. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m., from the home, with burial in the Getz Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 12, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


Name: Charles Jesse Gaumer, age 72
Parents: Meredieth (Willison) Yates and Harvey M. Gaumer
DOB: August 15, 1934, in Hyndman, PA
DOD: September 22, 2006, at WMHS - Sacred Heart Campus, Cumberland, MD
Military: U.S. Army Veteran
Spouse: Sarah "Jean" Gaumer
Predeceased by: parents; son-in-law, Rodney Moyer
Survived by: wife; daughters, Sherry Platter; Carol Felker and husband Bill; sisters, Mary Lou Horner, Emma Lee Harden and Nellie Shaffer and husband Robert
Burial: Vale Summit Methodist Church Cemetery

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2014  

GAUMER, Earl Theodore

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Earl Theodore Gaumer, 81, died yesterday at his home here. Born near Hyndman, he was a son of the late Samuel and Mary (Kennell) Gaumer. Mr. Gaumer was a member of Central Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, Rachel (Shroyer) Gaumer; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Lepley, of here; Mrs. Mildred Deneen, Cairnbrook; Mrs. Freda Bryant, Baltimore, and Miss Phyllis Gaumer, at home; three sons, Curtis E. and Stanford L. Gaumer, both of Baltimore, and William W. Gaumer, of here; a sister, Mrs. Robert Bell, Jenners; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Central Christian Church by Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Burial will be in Comps Cemetery. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at l p.m. Sunday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 12, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GAUMER, Harvey Edward

Harvey Edward Gaumer, 54, of State Line, Pa., track foreman at the Celanese plant, died last night at Memorial Hospital. A native of Wellersburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles and Agnes (Shoemaker) Gaumer, and before going to work at the local plant, was employed 16 years by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Burley) Gaumer; a son, Harvey M., of State Line; a brother. Samuel, of Wellersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lowery, Bedford; Mrs. Mayme Sturtz, Wellersburg, and Mrs. Ward Turner, Hiwassle Dam, N. C.; and four grandchildren, Mary Lou, Charles J., Nellie and Emma Lee Gaumer. He was a member of the Ellerslie Methodist Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GAUMER, Mrs. Leona Natalie Marker

Mrs. Leona Natalie Gaumer, 45, wife of John S. Gaumer, Fort Ashby, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient one day. She had been ill several months. Born in Ridgeley, she was a daughter of the late Ralph V. and Myrtle M. (Broome) Marker. Mrs. Gaumer was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Also surviving are a daughter, Miss Rhonda R. Gaumer, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Robert O. Billmyer, of Fort Ashby. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev. Paul Suder and burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (MD) News, Monday, February 8, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2017

GAUMER, Mrs. N. Joanne Shaffer

N. Joanne Gaumer, 63, of 1st Avenue, Hyndman, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at the hospice, Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. She was born July 24, 1931, at Hyndman, a daughter of the late J. Roland and Nellie I. (Willison) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William W. Gaumer; three sons, William P. Gaumer and wife Susan, Cumberland, Gary E. Gaumer and wife Stacy, Garrett; and James D. Gaumer and wife Karen, Hyndman; two daughters, Linda D. Robinson and husband Stanley, Hyndman; and Janet I. Kalp and husband Jeff, Meyersdale; 11 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters: Donald H. Shaffer, James C. Shaffer, and N. Irene Hillegass, all of Buffalo Mills RD 1; Wendell P. Shaffer, Fort Worth, Texas; and Mary Jane Elder, Hyndman. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn R. and Ray B. Shaffer, and a sister, Jeanne E. Lohr. Mrs. Gaumer was a member of the Hyndman United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary, Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger A. Johnson officiating. Burial in the Hyndman Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Hospice, Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md., 21502.
The Bedford County Inquirer, February 17, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2010


GAUMER, Mrs. Rachael Shroyer

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Rachael Gaumer, 83, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born April 13, 1886 in Fairhope, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Ellen Shaffer Shroyer. Her husband, Earl T. Gaumer, died in 1962. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna Lepley, RD 1, Hyndman; Miss Phyllis Gaumer, Hyndman; Mrs. Mildred Deneen, Cairnhrook, Pa., and Mrs. Freda Bryant, Baltimore; three sons, Curtis Gaumer and Stanford Gaumer, both of Baltimore; and William Gaumer, Hyndman; one brother, Walter Shroyer, RD 1, Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Rice, Cairnbrook, Pa., and Mrs. Cora Swope, RD 1, Boswell; 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The body is in the Zeigler Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Central Christian Church by Rev. James Ryan and Rev. H. B. Rittenhouse. Interment will be in Comps Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church Sunday at 1 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2010


GAUMER, Mrs. Rosanna

Mrs. Charles Gaumer, 60 years old, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at her home, near Ellerslie, following a lingering illness. She is survived by two sons, Harvey E., of Ellerslie; Samuel, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Lowery, Bedford; Mrs. Lloyd S. Sturtz, of Wellersburg, Pa., and Miss Beatrice Gaumer, at home. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Bingman, of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. L. V. Moyer, of Mars, Pa., and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, with interment in the Getz cemetery, near Ellerslie.
The Bedford Gazette, January 9, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GAUMER, Miss Ruth

Miss Ruth Gaumer, 25, daughter of Mrs. Charles Gaumer, died this morning at the home of her mother, Route No. 1, Wellersburg, Pa. Besides her mother, the young woman is survived by two brothers, Samuel and Harvey, and by three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Lowery, Mrs. Lloyd Sturtz, and Miss Beatrice Gaumer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the home with burial in the Goetz Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 1, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


GAUMER, Samuel

Samuel Gaumer died at his home at Boswell, Pa., last Saturday. Funeral services were conducted Sunday and the body was taken to Ellerslie, Md., Monday where interment was in the Porter cemetery. Mr. Gaumer is survived by the following children: Mrs. George R. Thomas of Ralphton, Pa., Mrs. Robert Bell and Harry Gaumer of Boswell, Mrs. Henry A. Everline of Cumberland, Mrs. James O. Adams and Walter Gaumer of Hyndman and Earl Gaumer of Ellerslie, Md. He was a brother of George Gaumer of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Hannah Kimmell of Ellerslie, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 27, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011


GAUMER, Samuel Elmer

Hyndman - Samuel Elmer Gaumer, 78, of RD 1, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient ten days. Born April 21, 1889 in Fairhope, he was a son of the late Charles and Agnes (Shoemaker) Gaumer. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Gaumer was a retired employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Survivors include his widow, Mary (See) Gaumer, two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Sturtz, Wellersburg; and Mrs. Ward Turner, RD 1 Manns Choice. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 - 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 - 4 and 7 -9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. Milton Benny JR. will officiate and interment will be in Porter Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by members of Oscar Jordan Post 7375, Veterans of Foreign Wars and an honor guard from the Bedford American Legion post. A military memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 17, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GAUMER, Mrs. Violet N. Burkhart

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Mrs. Violet N. Gaumer, 71, Silver Tree Apartments, Fort Ashby, W.Va., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hopsital, Cumberland, Md. Born in Cumberland Dec. 20, 1914, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Martha Jane (Clay) Burkhart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey M. Gaumer, Aug. 22, 1983. She was a retired employee of the Cole National Corporation of Cleveland and a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church of Fort Ashby. Surviving are two sons, John R. H. Loar, Frostburg, Md., and Daniel C. Loar Jr., Gettysburg, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Lewllya (sic:?) J. Wilhelm, Havre de Grace, Md.; Mrs. Juanita M. Ernst, Germantown, Md., and Mrs. Sandra J. Llewellyn, Clarysville, Md.; a stepson, Charles J. Gaumer, Frostburg, Md.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Horner and Mrs. Emma Lee Harden, both here, and Mrs. Nellie Shaffer, Cumberland; 23 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 19 stepgreat-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Raymond Kirby. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 20, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012


GAUMER, Walter

Walter Gaumer, a former resident of Hyndman., Pa., died Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pa. He resided at 4880 Elmood Drive, Baldwin. Mr. Gaumer was a chief train dispatcher for the B & 0 Railroad for 47 years before his retirement. He was a member of Hyndman Lodge 589, FM Masons; Syria Temple, and Spencer Methodist Church, Pittsburgh. Surviving are his widow, Pearl (Martz) Gaumer; two sons, Paul K., nnd Roy A. Gaumer, Pittsburgh; a sister Mrs. Cora Bell, Jenners, Pa.; a brother, Earl Gaumer, Hyndman, and five grandchildren. The body is at Slater Sons Whitehall Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentville, Pa. A funeral service will be held there Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 26, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GAUNTZ, Albert C.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Albert C. Gauntz, 77, of Garrett died yesterday at his home. Born at Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Levi and Caroline (Hockman) Gauntz. Surviving are his widow, Sarah (Herwig) Gauntz; three children, Melvin E. Gauntz, Sunnymead, Calif.; Mrs. Helen Carouse, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Dorothy Stern, Baltimore; three brothers, Edward, William and Walter Gauntz, all of Meyersdale; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, December 3, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012



John W. Gauntz died at his home on High Street, on Christmas morning a few hours before the dinner which was being prepared in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Catherine Bittner. They were married December 22, 1898, in the Lutheran parsonage here. The couple planned to observe their golden wedding in 1948 on Christmas day, when most of their children could be at home. Mr. Gauntz was happy and active the day before, making preparations for the home-coming of the children and the double celebration of Christmas and the golden wedding. But death overtook him before he awoke the morning of the great day. John W. Gauntz was born in Garrett County, Md., August 21, 1877, and was a retired Baltimore and Ohio engineer. He was a member of Amity Evangelical and Reformed Church. Besides his wife, surviving are six children: Mrs. W. H. Habel, Lancaster; Mrs. Charles Funka, Washington, Pa.; Charles Gauntz and Harry Gauntz, Meyersdale; Mrs. John Siehl, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Frank Saitz, Plymouth, Mich. The two latter were not planning to attend the anniversary celebration because of the distance and the difficulties of leaving their families, but they made the emergency trip to be here for the father's funeral, Tuesday. Also surviving are the following brothers: Ed, Walter and William Gauntz, all of Meyersdale; Albert Gauntz of Garrett and Samuel Gauntz of Cumberland, Md. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at his home with the Rev. Edwin C. Nagle of Amity Church, officiating. A group of B. & O. Railroad men were the pall bearers. Interment was made in the Reformed Cemetery under the direction of H. R. Konhaus.
Meyersdale Republican, December 30, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



Meyersdale, Pa., July 21—Levi B. Gauntz, 88, retired farmer, died Saturday morning, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Gauntz of Sherman street. A son of Baltzer and Christina (Shumaker) Gauntz, born in Garrett county, he had been a resident of this section 61 years. Surviving children are John W., E. J., W. H.. and W. G. Gauntz, all of Meyersdale; S. E. Gauntz, Cumberland, Md., and Albert C. Gauntz, Garrett. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Mary Gauntz, a missionary In China, is a granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Zion Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Gauntz was a member. Rev. Glen Stahl of Somerset, officiated. Interment was in the Lichty Cemetery, near Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 21, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GAY, Mrs. Myrtle Elaine Appel

JEFFERSON, Ga. — Myrtle Elaine Appel Gay, 73, of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mrs. Gay was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Leo Fredrick Appel and the late Georgia McFarland Appel, was a homemaker and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Athens. Mrs. Gay was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred, Gary and Harold Appel. Mrs. Gay is survived by her husband, Charles Ronald Gay Sr. of Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Reverend Charles A. Gay Jr. and Brenda of Jefferson; sisters, Ina Rae Poling, Carolyn Meagher, Patty Maddy and brothers, Leo Appel and Johnny Appel, all of Cumberland; grandchildren, Christopher Gay and Brittany Dorman; great-grandchildren, Joseph Gay, Kaven Howard and Israel Howard. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Cole officiating. No public visitation is planned. Burial will take place on 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga.
Cumberland Times-News, November 7, 2013
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 22, 2017


Henry George Gazenhouser, aged 51, died Wednesday evening at his home, 45 South street, of pneumonia.  Mr. Gazenhouser was a mill worker.  He is survived by his wife, Olive Gazenhouser, a stepson, Harvey G. Irons, and two stepdaughters, Misses Maryland and Ora Irons.  Mrs. Frank J. Beakley and Mrs. Frank. J. Lueck are sisters.  Mrs. Gazenhouser was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church and the funeral will be held from there Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  Miss Maryland Irons is a student nurse at Allegany Hospital.
26 February 1920, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009



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