JACOBS, Mrs. Beulah Loretta Hacker

LONACONING — Beulah Loretta (Hacker) Jacobs, 90, formerly of Lonaconing, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Western Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frostburg. Born Jan. 14, 1918 in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Charles Hacker and Clara E. (Clark) Hacker. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Julius Jacobs; one sister, Martha; and one brother, Charles. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Frostburg. She was a former employee of the Lonaconing Silk Mill. She is survived by two daughters, Roselie J. Winters and husband George A. of Shaft and Betty Ann Metz and husband Robert of Baltimore; six grandchildren, David, Todd, Richard, Diane, Barry and Daron; 11 great-grandchildren, Nikki, Nina, Kaileigh, Rebecca, Joseph, Andrew, Alicia, Emily, Jacob, Aaron and Hannah; one brother, James Hacker of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Riley officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg.
Cumberland Times-News, Friday, june 13, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 12, 2018

JACOBS, Charles

Last Friday morning at 5 o'clock one of Bedford's oldest Veterans, Charles Jacobs, succumbed to a lingering illness. He was born at Frederick, Md., July 16th, 1844. His mother died when he was very young. The oldest of four children (three boys and a girl) he remained with his father till the close of the civil war when he enlisted in Co. 9, 4th Regiment, U. S. Infantry, and served a little more than three years in the west, where his company was sent to quell the Indian insurrections, enduring hardships which impaired his health for active life in later years. It was interesting to hear him relate many of the incidents connected with his years in the service out in the sparsely settled west, and the almost unbelievable endurance of the human body, such as going without water to the fourth day. After his discharge he spent a short time in Cumberland. December 17th, 1878, he was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Jacobs, of Buffalo Mills, Pa., where they lived for two years and later at Schellsburg for some time. In 1900 he purchased the property he last resided in where he lived a quiet unassuming life. Besides the widow the following children survive: Irma (wife of Sewell W. Rouzer) of Bedford, Pa.; Daisy (wife of Wm. L. Lentz) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stella (wife of J. Ed. Miller) of Altoona, Pa.; Leroy of Buffalo, N. Y. The only surviving parental relative of Mr. Jacobs is a cousin, Mrs. Annie B. Miller of Cumberland. The funeral was held Monday 2 P. M. from his late residence, his pastor Rev. Jacobs of the M. E. church, officiating. Burial at Madley, Pa. The funeral was in charge of the local American Legion Post.
The Bedford Gazette, January 31, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2015

JACOBS, (child) Dale Maynard

GRANTSVILLE — Services for Dale Maynard Jacobs, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest L. Jacobs, who died at his home west of Grantsville Saturday afternoon, will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Rev. Richard Grumbling, pastor of the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The child was born in Cleveland. He had been ill since November with rheumatic fever. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Forrest and Keith and a sister, Sondra, all at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Alvie Jacobs, Lonaconing, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dorlye, Cleveland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 2, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JACOBS, Irvin Russell

Irvin Russell Jacobs, 67, of 41 Elder Street, died this morning in Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Born at Lovettsville, Va., a son of the late John W. L. and Mary E. (Wilt) Jacobs, he had lived here 50 years. Mr. Jacobs was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railfoad Company and held membership in the B&O Verterans, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Connellsville, Pa., Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucy (Dove) Jacobs; two sons, Robert W. and Irvin R. Jacobs, Jr., both of this city; three duaghters, Mrs. Mary K. Miller, Mrs. Geraldine Corrigan and Mrs. Helen R. Jones, all of this city; a brother, Edgar Jacobs, Lovettsville, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body will be at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow, Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Times - News, Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD. 23 October 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed ~ Genie)
Posted January 7, 2011

JACOBS, Mrs. Martha Ellen Huffman

Martha Ellen Jacobs, born April 9, 1849, near Buffalo Mills, died Dec. 6, 1932 at Altoona where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Miller. Death was caused by lobar pneumonia. She was the daughter of Samuel and Molly Moser Huffman, and was married to Charles Jacobs on Dec. 17, 1878. Surviving are four children: Irma, wife of Sewell W. Rouzer, Bedford; Daisy, wife of Wm. L. Lentz, Pittsburgh; Stella, wife of J. Ed Miller, Altoona, and Leroy Jacobs, of Buffalo, N. Y. She was a member of the Bedford M. E. Church. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m., in Bedford with Rev. Duvall officiating. Interment will follow in the Madley cemetery. Mrs. Jacobs had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Rouzer, on Penn St., since the death of her husband in 1930.
The Bedford Gazette, December 9, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2015

JACOBS, Mrs. Patience Baker

MT. SAVAGE ~ Mrs. Patience Jacobs, 71, Homestead, Pa., died there Monday. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hannah (Corfield) Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Earl Jacobs. Surviving are two sons, Robert Jacobs and Charles Jacobs, Pittsburgh; four daughters, Mrs. Irene Ilesnevick, Cabot, Pa.; Mrs. Dorothy Weghorst, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Betty Mattey, Wilmington, N.J.; Mrs. Martha Pugh, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Geary and Miss Gladys Baker, both of Mt. Savage; 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Interment will be tomorrow in Homestead.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 7, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JACOBS, William Julius

LONACONING - William Julius Jacobs, 69, of St. Mary’s Terrace, died Saturday at the Hospice Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born April 14, 1916, at Moscow, he was a son of the late William Alvie Jacobs and Bertha (Green) Jacobs. He was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Church of the Brethren and the Senior Citizens of Lonaconing. Surviving are his widow, Beulah Loretta (Hacker) Jacobs; two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Winters of Shaft and Mrs. Betty Metz of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Wibrech of Frostburg, Miss Virginia Jacobs of California and the Rev. Estella Hare of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two brothers, Vincent Jacobs of Gilmore and Norman Jacobs of Moscow, and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Preston officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Sunday Times, July 14, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 12, 2018


Robert Jacques Dies at Hospital; West Penn Employee
Robert Jacques, 74 years old, died Wednesday at Connellsville State Hospital where he had been a patient for ten days. His home is at 915 Sycamore St. Mr. Jacques who was a watchman for the West Penn system is survived by four children, Margaret, James, Frank and Joseph and three sisters, Mrs Ella Downey and Mrs James Nichols of Detroit and Miss Catherine Jacques of Frostburg, Md. The body was removed to his home by Funeral Director, Milton V Munk. The funeral will be Saturday at 8:20 o'clock from the residence with requiem high mass at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church, Rev Henry Geibel officiating. Burial will be in St Joseph's Cemetery. Mr Jacques was born in Maryland.
N.B Records from Allegany Co, Md have the family name spelled JACK. Sometime after moving to Connellsville, the spelling changed.
Connellsville Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Thursday, May 3, 1934 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 16, 2013

JAMES, Mrs. Anna Morgan

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Anna James, 56, of 19 Fairview Street, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, where she had been a patient two days. A native of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Jane (Knepp) Morgan and was the widow of Dilmond M. James. Mrs. James was a member of First Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Frank Scarpelli, Mrs. Bernard Kenney and Mrs. James Whetstone, all of Frostburg, and Miss Dilys James, at home; a son, Thomas James, Frostburg; three brothers, Charles and Joseph Morgan, both of Barton and Stanley Morgan, Frostburg, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Durst 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. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Robert W. Current, pastor of First Methodist Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 30, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 7, 2012

JAMES, Charles T.

A funeral service fro Charles T. James, 44, of Cumberland, who was killed Wednesday by a B&O train in Keyser, will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in the Rogers Funeral Home in Keyser. Rev. W.W. Harvey will officiate at the funeral as well as at a graveside service tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Zion Memorial Park, Bedford Road. Mr. Jamees[sic] was a son of Charles T. and Lavena J. James, James,[sic] Cumberland, three child-ed by his widow, Lula (Jenkins). Besides his parents he is surviv-James[sic], also of Cumberland; two ren[sic], June, Joanne and Jerry sisters, Mrs. Delores Lowery, Mt. Savage and Mrs. Nine Louise Witte, RD1 Hyndman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cumberland.
NB:lots of mistakes in the typesetting - looks like one line was misplaced

Friday 24 August 1962; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted October 3, 2020


JAMES, Joyce Claire

Lonaconing, Md., Feb. 19 — Funeral services for Joyce, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin James, Robbins street, who died Wednesday evening, were held this afternoon at the home of Arthur Thomas, Big Vein Hill, with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 19, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 12, 2009

JAMES, Mrs. Laura Blanche

JAMES, LAURA BLANCHE - Of Friendsville, Md., died in the home of Glen Sines, Friday, August 13, 1954. She is survived by these children, Lovett Coddington, Uniontown; Harold Coddington, Friendsville, Md.; Charles Coddington, Uniontown; Theodore and Orval Coddinton, Mary Artice and Cleda Sines, Friendsville, Md.; Helen Hider, Uniontown. Friends are being received in the Rodahaver Funeral Home, Friendsville, Md., where services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, D. C., Monday afternoon. [WMBS please broadcast.]
Source: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Saturday, August 14, 1954; page 2
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti).

*** Please note that the "[WMBS please broadcast.]" was part of the death notice in the newspaper - not sure what it means ***
Posted January 24, 2014

JAMES, Mrs Matilda Knatz

Lonaconing - Rites for Mrs Matilda James, 89, widow of Benjamin James, who died Sunday at the Kiser Nursing Home, Mountain Lake Park, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Eichhorn Funeral Home here with the Rev C H Goshorn, pastor of the Lonaconing Presbyterian officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. A daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Knatz, she resided here all her life until she went to the nursing home three years ago. Her husband died about 20 years ago. A brother, George Knatz, of Akron survives.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 24, 1948 - pg 5, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 18, 2014

JAMES, Melvin

LONACONING — Melvin James, 50, former resident, died Sunday in the South General Hospital, Baltimore. He was a son of the late Thomas and Ella Mae (Stewart) James. Surviving, besides his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Bonig) James, here, are three sons, Jerry, Melvin and Ronald James, all of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Mary Knippenberg, Midland; and two brothers, John James, Baltimore and Charles James, Cincinnati, Ohio. The body will be at the Eichhorn Funeral Home today where a service will be conducted at 2 p. m. tomorrow with Rev. C. H. Goshorn, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 21, 1955
Posted August 12, 2009

JAMES, Norman Arthur

Norman Arthur James, 60, of Corriganville, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. A native of Pennsylvania, he was employed as a brakeman by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Mr. James was a member of the American Legion and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. His only survivor is his widow, Mrs. Hazel (Winebrenner) James. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. S. R. Neel, retired Methodist minister, will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 5, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2011

JAMES, Mrs. Rhoda Davies

Frostburg - Mrs. Rhoda D. James, 67, of 337 Welsh Hill, died in Miners Hospital yesterday where she was admitted Thursday. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mercy (Appleton) Davies. She was a member of Daughters of America, Chapter No. 98. She is survived by her husband, Albert James, and three nieces whom she reared, Mrs. Edward Kopp, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. David Steele, Cumberland, and Mrs. Benjamin Filer, Landover, Md. A number of other nieces and nephews also survive. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Daughters of America will conduct services at the funeral home today at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. R. W. Richendorfer, pastor of Trinity Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jack Williams, William Keiling, Robert Perdew, William Preston, Albert James and Benjamin Filer.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 29, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JAMES, Samuel

Retired Miner Ends His Life in Lonaconing ~ Samuel James, 74, In Ill Health For Some Time, Slashes Throat With Razor At Home
A verdict of suicide was issued this morning by Dr. H. V. Doming, deputy county medical examiner, in the death yesterday afternoon of Samuel James, 74, retired Lonaconing coal miner.  Dr. Deming said James slashed his throat yesterday afternoon at 4:20 and died last night at 11:15 in Miners' Hospital, Frostburg.  Employes of the Eichhorn Funeral Service, Lonaconing, who took Mr. James to the hospital, said Mrs. Jesse James, his wife, discovered her husband on the back porch of their Church Street home in an unconscious condition with blood flowing from a deep cut in his throat. A straight edged razor was found nearby, the employe said.  Mr. James, who until recent years was a member of the Lonaconing Municipal Band, suffered a paralytic stroke last January and had been confined to his home since.  He was paralyzed in the right side of his body, but was able to move about the house.  Mrs. James, about 70, had been sitting on the rear porch with her husband and left him to enter the house. Shortly afterward she heard her husband fall and returned to find him lying on the porch in an unconscious condition,  Mr. James is survived by three sons, Samuel James, Pittsburgh; William James, Dundalk, and Melvin James, Midland; five daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Eilbeck Atom; Mrs. John Smith, Lonaconing, Miss Florence James, at home; Mrs. Anna Myers, Lonaconing, and a married daughter, the former Alice James, Frostburg.  Mr. James was taken to the office of a Lonaconing physician and first aid administered before he was taken to the hospital. Hospital attaches said Mr James did not regain consciousness.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 8, 1947 - pg 8, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 119944112
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 16, 2016

Name: Victoria "Vicki" James, 88, of Frostburg, MD
Parents: Joseph and Catherine (Bielec) Perdeus
DOD: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Albert T. James
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, John Perdeus
Survived by: sons, James V. James and wife Kaye, Stephen City, VA; John and wife Mary, Leesburg, VA; Joseph and wife Paula, Sabillisville, MD; brother, Frank Perdeus, Arnold, PA; sisters, Alice Hurula, Hartford, WI; Evelyn Perdeus, Arnold, PA
Burial: November 17, 2005, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2014

JAMESSON, Mrs.Ella Glenn

That "in the midst of life we are in death" is seldom more painfully and suddenly realized than it was here Monday morning when the announcement was made that during the peaceful slumber of the Sabbath night that held the people in its gentle grasp, the spirit of Mrs. H. P. Jamesson, nee Miss Ella Glenn, had taken its eternal flight from earthly scenes of care and pain to a home of rest and joy, after a brief but painful illness. The funeral services took place Tuesday in St. Peters Catholic Church after which her remains and that of her infant babe were sadly and tearfully laid to rest in Philos Cemetery.
27 February 1891; Piedmont (WV) Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted October 7, 2019

JAMESSON, Horatio Pemberton

THE LAST SLEEP: "As soon as we begin to live we all begin to die" was vividly.... Saturday night when it was announced that Horatio Pemberton Jamesson, son of Mr. J.S.Jamesson, had quietly and peacefully passed away at his residence on Westernport Hill. Mr Jamesson had been complaining for some time having been a victim of the grippe, though no danger was apprehended, but the sad and sudden death of his wife which occurred on Feb. 23 caused such a mental and physical strain on his constitution that he fell victim to typhoid fever, which baffled medical skill, death resulting at 7 o'clock p.m. March 7, 1891, aged nearly 30 years. Only a few days ago he was surrounded with a loving wife and two interesting children and fancy was wearing her brightest garlands and strewing before him. But alas! the brightest hopes must perish; and he was doomed to disappointment for in a few hours his loved companion was taken, claimed by death, and to him this world was naught but darkness. We are glad to say that the hope he entertained of meeting his loved ones in that home on high made his dying hours peaceful, and that he left evidence behind that he has gone to a home of rest and joy. By his death his two interesting boys, Herald, and Florin, aged about four and two years respectively, are left orphans, but fortunately in the best of hands. The funeral took place Monday at St John’s M.E. Church the pastor Rev C.H. Wood preaching an able sermon. It will be remembered that the third sermon preached by Rev Wood was that of Florin Jamesson, a brother of the deceased and this being his last sermon of the year makes a sad coincidence. The pall bearers were Messrs J.P. Tibbits of Barton; Thos Parker of Frostburg; Dr T.A. Cross; F.C. Jamesson; W.H. Fredlock; F.L. Fredlock; and J.C. Fredlock, all cousins of the deceased. His remains were laid to rest in Philos Cemetery, beside his wife.
13 March 1891; Piedmont (WV) Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted October 12, 2019


JAMISON, Fern Elsey

Fern Elsey Jamison, 103, formerly of Aurora, died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Bridgeport. She was born October 28, 1906, in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Rutherford Birchard Elsey and Mattie Spencer McCutchan Elsey. She was a school teacher in Preston County for many years. She loved to read and share her books with others, wrote wonderful letters and notes, liked to dine out, and enjoyed life. She celebrated her 100th birthday at the Aurora Methodist Church where she was a member. She is survived by her brother, John Elsey and wife June, of Maplewood in Bridgeport; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Parks Jamison; son William "Jim" Jamison; a brother Harry Elsey; and a sister Betty Elsey Hennigan. According to her wishes, the body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at I p.m., Saturday, June 19, at the Aurora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John F. Foy officiating. Inurnment will take place at Grafton National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contribuions may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680,Clarks¬burg. WV 26301 or Aurora UM Church, 76 Knott's Rd. Aurora, WV 26705.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; June 16, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 7, 2010

JAMISON, Richard A.

Richard A. Jamison, age 81, passed away Aug. 16, 2003. Beloved husband of Ruth since 1959; loving father of Joyce, Tom, Douglas, Devon and Robert; grandfather of 15; and brother of Midge Thompson and four others deceased. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richard's name to the American Heart Assn., Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH. 43218-2039. Memorial service at Christ Presbyterian Church, 12419 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m
d.o.d. August 16, 2003; www.cleveland.com/obits
FindAGrave Memorial #73644524
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 1, 2017

JAMISON, Mrs. Ruth Jean Altemus

Ruth Jean Jamison (nee Altemus), 77 years old, of Aurora, OH; loving mother of Douglas and Devon; cherished grandmother of Jessica, Maria, Oliver, Michael, Luisa, Andrew, Darcie, Traci, Kristen; treasured sister of James and Richard. Preceded in death by Richard, husband of 43 years. Memorial service for friends and family at Christ Presbyterian Church, Chesterland, OH, on June 16, 2004, at 1 p.m. Donations to The City Mission, Cleveland, OH.
Source: www.cleveland.com/obits; abt. June 16, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

JAMMER, Mrs. Emma M. Suter

Mrs. Emma (Suter) Jammer, 74, widow of Conrad Jammer, 230 Columbia street, died suddenly yesterday at her home. She had been in ill health for two months. Her husband, who had operated a clothing store on Baltimore street for 20 years, died in 1937. Mrs. Jammer, native of Piedmont, Wv. Va., is survived by one daughter Miss Mary Jammer, at home; and one son, Suter Jammer, vice president of the International Telephone and Telegraph Company. After working abroad for about twenty years he is now located in New York. Her husband, Conrad Jammer, with his father, carried on a business for many years on Baltimore street. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jammer's parents were among the early residents of this section. The Jammer property on Columbia street has been in the family since before the Civil war. Mrs. Jammer, was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Walker) Suter. Her father operated a business now conducted by her elder brother, Charles Suter, Piedmont. Her twin brother, Dr. John Suter died in Piedmont last November. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. The body will be entombed in the family mausoleum, Philos cemetery, Westernport.
Published Monday, June 1, 1942 in THE CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 9, col. 2
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 8, 2015

JAMMER, Mrs. Kate

JAMMER - Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 1895 at the family residence on Decatur street, Mrs. Kate, wife of Henry Jammer. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the German Lutheran church. Interment in the cemetery connected with that church. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
Published Saturday 21, 1895 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 4, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 12, 2015

JANESKI, Sergt. Edward C.

Somerset, Pa., Jan. 1 - Sergt. Edward C. Janeski, 27, was killed in action with the United States Army in the Philippines, according to a telegram received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Janeski of 207 Stoystown Road. The local soldier was the first serviceman from Somerset County reported killed in action since the outbreak of hostilities between America and Japan. Sergeant Janeski was serving his third enlistment in the Army. He joined the service seven years ago. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone until recently when he was transferred to the Philippine Islands. Born on July 30, 1914, he resided in Jenners and Boswell for a number of years before his family located in Somerset. He was united in marriage with a girl from the State of California 20 months ago. In addition to his parents and widow, he leaves these brothers and sisters: Pvt. Charles Janeski, stationed at Camp Lee, Va., but now at home on furlough; Mrs. Arthur Davis, Jenners; Mrs. Mike Mynick, Boswell; Mrs. Bert Nicholson, Erie; and Miss Eleanor Janeski, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 1, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012

JANKEY, Anthony Louis

Anthony Louis Jankey, 23, of Longview, Tex., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Jankey and Mrs. Charles A. Whitaker Sr. of Kingsport, was killed Saturday in an automobile accident near Little Rock, Ark. Jankey and his wife, Dianne Irwin Jankey, were traveling to Little Rock when their car collided head-on with another auto on a curve, according to an aunt, Mrs. C. R. Whitaker Jr. of Kingsport. Mrs. Jankey was in "critical" condition at a Little Rock hospital. Other survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jankey, and a sister, Mrs. Terry Jankey Presley, all of Longview. Radar Funeral Home in Longview is in charge of funeral arrangements.
The Kingsport Times News, Kingsport, Tennessee, March 5, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, Charles Law
CUMBERLAND - Charles Law “Bud” Jankey, 75, of 602 White Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1991 at his residence. He was born Nov. 11, 1915 in Piedmont, W.Va., son of the late John Marshall Jankey Sr. and Josephine (Law) Jankey. Mr. Jankey was a retired machinist tool and die maker for the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. His wife was the late Eleanor L. “Midge” (Dean) Jankey. One brother, John M. Jankey Jr., also preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Charles R. Jankey, Cumberland; one daughter, Mrs. Faye J. Tipton, with whom he resided; three sisters, Mrs. Twila Raupach, Cumberland; Mrs. Eva Fradiska, Cresaptown; Mrs. Virginia Randolph, Cumberland; three grandchildren, Charles L. Tipton, Carrie S. Jankey, and John M. Jankey, all of Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. John J. Duffus and the Rev. Wayne R. Turner. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Cumberland Times-News, Thursday, August 15, 1991
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 30, 2018

JANKEY, Edward M.

Edward M. "Eddie" Jankey, for the past 14 years employed as a clerk in the United States Post Office at Masontown, died at 4:05 o'clock Friday afternoon in Uniontown Hospital. Jankey, well and most favorably known in the Masontown district, was born July 14, 1898, in Elkins, W. Va. He had made his home for many years with an aunt, Mrs. Florence Yeager, East Church street, Masontown. Jankey was a graduate of German Township High school. During the World War he served as a member of Company D, 110th Infantry, 28th Division. Jankey and his sisters had been orphaned years ago and had been reared by several aunts. During the depression, it was said, the responsibility for making a living for the family had rested on his shoulders. Jankey, an unmarried World War veteran, was an active member of Masontown's American Legion post and had been well liked and respected in the little borough. His sister, Miss Eva Jankey, is chief operator in the Bell telephone exchange there. Surviving are nine brothers and sisters: Herbert Jankey, Charleston, S. C.; Charles, Elkins; Robert, Buckhannon, W. Va.; Marshall, Cumberland, Md.; George, Kingsport, Tenn.; John Jankey, Mrs. Thomas McDowell, Miss Eva Jankey, and Mrs. D. A. Weimer, all of Masontown. At Jankey's own request his body is to be removed to the Masontown Methodist Episcopal church this evening at 6 o'clock where it may be viewed until 10 o'clock. A brief prayer service will be conducted at 8 o'clock. It is then to be removed to the Yeager residence. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. J A. Fogle. M. B. pastor, in charge of both services. Members of Fort Mason Post No. 423, of Masontown, will conduct military rites at the grave in Greendale cemetery.
The Morning Herald, Uniontown, February 6, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, Mrs. Eleanor L. Dean
Mrs. Eleanor L. Jankey, 62, of 602 White Avenue, died Friday at her residence. Born in this city, Mrs. Jankey was a daughter of the late Harry Lee and Virginia (McNabb) Dean. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles L. Jankey; one daughter, Mrs. Faye Joyce Tipton; one son, Charles R. Jankey, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Isabelle Shober, Martins Ferry, Ohio; one brother, William R. Dean, this city, and three grandchildren. Services will be today at 1 p.m. in the George Funeral Home with Rev. Richard E. Manning officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

Cumberland News, Monday, February 2, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 30, 2018

JANKEY, Eva Louisa

Eva Louisa Jankey, 73, of Masontown, died at Uniontown Hospital. She was born May 17, 1896 at Beryl, W. Va., a daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Yeager Jankey. A former operator and supervisor of the Bell Telephone Co., she was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Brownsville and the Bell Telephone Pioneers. Surviving are a brother and two sisters, Hallie McDowell and Marie Weimer of Masontown.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 18, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, Homer J.

Homer J. Jankey, aged 16 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jankey of Masontown died at the family home Monday morning, May 31, 1926, at 6 o'clock following an illness of pneumonia. In addition to his parents he is survived by his twin brother, Howard, and a sister Lenora. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home followed by burial in the Sandy Hill cemetery.
The Morning Herald, Uniontown, June 1, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, John M. Sr.

John M. Jankey Sr., 77, of 864 Sperry Terrace, died yesterday after an illness of several years. A native of Keyser, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Yeager) Jankey. Mr. Jankey was a retired foreman for the Kelly - Springfield Tire Company, retiring in 1956. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of the church and was a member and past president of local 26, United Rubber Workers Union. Surviving are his widow, Josephine (Law) Jankey; a son, Charles L. Jankey; Cumberland; two brothers, Robert Jankey, Lorain, Ohio, and George Jankey, Kingsport, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie McDowell, Miss Eva Jankey and Mrs. Marie Weimer, all of Masontown, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow, from. 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, October 12, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, T-Sgt. John M.

T-Sgt. John M. Jankey, 30, of 864 Sperry Terrace, died in France, July 18, from wounds sustained in action on July 16.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 14, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


John W. Jankey, 59, of Masontown, was killed Thursday afternoon when apparently caught in the cable of a diesel shovel he was operating near Gilmore. The shovel, one of the largest in the area, was being used in stripping operations for the Bridgeview Coal Co. The body was discovered by William Huntley of Uniontown, operating a bulldozer a short distance away, when he noticed the shovel was not operating properly. Jankey, one of the early steam shovel operators in the district, was considered one of the best qualified shovel men in the area. He had been employed by U. S. Steel Corp. at its Leckrono 5 stripping plant before being employed by Bridgeview Coal Co. several years ago. He was a member of the board of the Masontown Methodist Church, Pittsburgh Shrine, Pittsburgh Consistory, Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Valley Lodge 459, F. & A. M., of Masontown, and Local No. 6312, U. M. W. A. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Marine Seese Jankey; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lenore) Yauger of Pittsburgh; a son, Howard W. of MasontouYi[?]; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hallie McDowell and Miss Eva Jankey of Masontown and Mrs Arthur (Marie) Weimer of Philadelphia, and four brothers, Herbert of Charleston, S. C., Marshall of Cumberland, Md., George of Kingsport, Tenn., and Robert of Lorain, Ohio. The body will be at the Honsaker funeral home, Masontown, until noon Sunday, and in the Masontown Methodist Church from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of the funeral service. The Rev. Enid Pierce will officiate. Burial will be in Sandy Hill Cemetery. Deputy Coroner J. Woodrow Cooley of Fairchance and John M. Muchnok of Hopwood, state mine inspector, investigated the accident.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 14, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, Mrs. Josephine Law

Mrs. Josephine Jankey, 78, of 864 Sperry Terrace, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted Sunday. She had been in failing health the past several months. A native of Gormania, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Swadley) Law, and was the widow of John Jankey Sr., who died in 1965. Surviving are three dughters, Mrs.Twila Raupach, Mrs. Virginia Randolph, city, and Mrs. Eva Fradiska, Cresaptown; a son, Charles L. Jankey, city; a brother, Walter Law, Manns Choice, Pa.; a half-sister, Mrs. Bessie Sears, Maysville; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jankey was a member of the Gold Star Mothers. Her son, John M. Jankey Jr., was killed during World War II, and a grandson, Michael Randolph was killed in the Vietnam War. She also was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, February 1, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

JANKEY, Mr. & Mrs. Robert

The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Jankey was held in the Deer Park M E. Church on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. by the Rev. C. A. Shilke, of Oakland. Mr. Jankey died in the Memorial Hospital at Cumberland at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, where he had been taken on Saturday afternoon. He is survived by one brother, Charles Jankey of Cumberland; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thrasher of Deer Park; Mrs. Louise Chambers of Connellsville PA; and also a half-brother Mr. Henry Bobit of Deer Park. Mrs. Jankey died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, of bronchial pneumonia. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harry Meek, Nashville, TN; Mrs. Daisy Andrews, Cumberland, MD; and Mrs. Edward Foye, Smithfield, PA. Also one brother, Mr. Wm. E. George of Barton, MD. They have one daughter, Mrs. Loranine Otto of New Germany, MD and one granddaughter, four weeks of age. Interment was in Laurel Hill cemetery, Barton, MD.
Hand dated May 10, 1934
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, Mr. & Mrs. Robert (also McDowell, Adam)

MASONTOWN, May 14 - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDowell and Miss Eva Jankey attended the funeral of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jankey, at Deer Park, Md., Tuesday, May 10, 1934. Mr. Jankey died on Monday[sic, Sunday] morning. The McDowells, our near neighbor family, have been sadly afflicted by death. Mr. McDowell's brother, Adam McDowell, also passed away during the same week two or three days after Mr. and Mrs. Jankey.
The Morning Herald, Uniontown, May 14, 1934
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso

JANKEY, Robert N.

LORAIN, Ohio — Robert N. Jankey, 79, died recently at his home. He had been in ill health for two years. A retired B&O Railroad worker, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Jankey. He is survived by his widow, Susie Boggs Jankey; one son, Robert B. Jankey; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Weimer, Mrs. Hallie McDowell, and Eva Jankey, all of Masontown, Pa.; one brother, George Jankey, of Kingsport, Tenn., and three grandchildren. Services were held at the Schwartz-Spence-Boyer Funeral Home, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Akron Ohio.
The Cumberland News, August 30, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANKEY, William

William Jankey, a resident of Deer Park, died at Memorial Hospital, in Cumberland, Thursday evening, following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Union Chapel, Deer Park, by Rev. Charles a. Shilke, of Oakland. The deceased was born April 6, 1865, and was aged 68 years, 5 months and 22 days. He is survived by a half brother at Deer Park; two brothers, Charles, of Masontown, PA and Robert of Deer Park; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Chambers, Connellsville, PA and Mr. Elizabeth Thrasher of Deer Park. Mr. Jankey had been ill since January and was a patient in the hospital for about three weeks. Interment was made in the Deer Park Cemetery [Deer Park, Garrett County, MD]
Hand dated Oct 5 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

JANNEY, Elizabeth

On the 2nd ult., on New Creek, in this county, of the Dysentery, Miss Elizabeth Janney in about the 50th year of her age.
South Branch Intelligencer Aug 1, 1839
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010


On Saturday last, in this place, Mrs. M. Janney, aged about 23?28 years, leaving a disconsolate husband and a large ....... of friends to mourn her loss.
Cumberland Alleganian; Saturday 8 November 1845
Posted August 31, 2011


Mr. John H. Jarboe and wife attended the funeral of his brother, Elmer at Mt Lake Park last Saturday.
20 March 1891; Piedmont (WV) Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted October 12, 2019

JARBOE, Capt John M

Capt John M Jarboe, 76 years old, died July 3, 1912, at his home in Oakland, after a long illness. Her served in the Union army in Co I, Tenth W VA infantry, and rose to the rank of Captain. For eight years he was postmaster of Oakland. Capt. Jarboe was a prominent contractor and builder and he superintended the erection of many houses and hotels of Oakland and Mountain Lake Park. He was a prominent Mason, having been the first man to be made a Mason in what is now Garrett Co. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Jennie Baker, to whom he was married at Oakland in 18(?6)5, one son and four daughters.
Keyser Tribune, July 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

JAY, Mrs. Jewell Crosby

Staunton – Jewell Crosby Jay, 88, formerly of 111 Crompton Road, Waynesboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Ruxton House in Staunton. Mrs. Jay had previously been a resident of Royal Care Senior Living Center. Mrs. Jay was born January 19, 1915, in Allegany Co., Maryland, a daughter of the late John and Eva Hartig Crosby. Jewell was a homemaker and member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved working with the church and enjoyed children. Mrs. Jay is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lester H. Jay; two sons, John H. Jay and Lester E. Jay; three brothers, Oren N. Crosby, Ensley G. Crosby, and John A. Crosby; and two sisters, Lillian R. Crosby and Elizabeth L. Crosby. Survivors include a granddaughter, Kathy J. Gingerich and her husband Derrick of Stuart’s Draft; one grandson, James L. Jay and his wife Megan of Roanoke; and one foster sister, Betty Layman of Frostburg, Md. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Augusta Memorial Park by the Rev. James W. Pence. The family will receive friends prior to the graveside service at Reynolds Funeral Service of Waynesboro.
The News Virginian, Waynesboro, December 29, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

JAY, John Harold

John Harold Jay, 36, of 111 Crompton Road, died Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 1986, as a result of an automobile accident on U.S. 340 in Stuarts Draft. He was born March 27, 1950 in Waynesboro, a son of Lester Harold and Jewell (Crosby) Jay. He was a 1968 graduate of Waynesboro High School. Survivors include his mother of Waynesboro; a son, James Lawrence Jay, and a daughter, Miss Catherine Renee Jay, both of Waynesboro, and a brother, Lester Ensley Jay of Richmond. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of McDow Funeral Home by the Revs. Arthur T. Underwood and Glenn L. London Jr., with burial in Augusta Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Sheffer, Lynn Wease, Gary Tanksley, Gene Cline, Steve Ray, John Koch, Floyd Campbell, and Allen Layman. Family will receive friends at the funeral home.
The News Virginian, Waynesboro, October 28, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

JAY, Lester Harold

Lester Harold Jay, 67, of 111 Crompton Road, Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Cumberland, died June 25 in Waynesboro Community Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Hezekiah and Minnie (Smith) Jay. Mr. Jay was employed by the Celanese Corporation for a number of years and he was a retired international representative of the Textile Workers Union of America (AFL-CIO). Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jewell (Crosby) Jay; two sons, John Harold Jay, Waynesboro, and Lester Ensley Jay, Richmond, Va.; and a step-grandson. A service was conducted Tuesday with interment in Augusta Memorial Park,Waynesboro.
The Cumberland (Md.) News, July 1, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 16, 2017

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