BALCH, Mrs. M. C.

Jan 12 -   Mrs. M. C. Balch, widow of the late Dr. Stephen Balch, formerly of Leetown, died on Thursday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May Morton in Philadelphia, Pa., aged 78 years. Her remains were brought to Kearneysville, Jefferson Co., and interred in the Balch family grave yard at Leetown.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010


Charles Leroy Baldwin
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011

Name: Della Arvella "Nan" Baldwin, 92, of Ridgeley, WV 
Parents: Nancy Florence (Smith) Bennett 
DOB: June 21, 1911, in Rio, WV 
DOD: Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her daughter's residence 
Spouse: Joseph Franklin Baldwin 
Predeceased by: mother; step-father, Stanley Bennett; husband; son-in-law, Richard Magruder 
Survived by: daughter, Donna Jean Magruder, with whom she resided; two sons, James Chester Baldwin and wife Shirley, Cumberland, MD; Edward Russell Baldwin and wife Pat, Rawlings, MD 
Burial:  March 31, 2004, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 6, 2014

BALDWIN, Mrs. Elmira Herrick

Mrs. Elmira Baldwin, 91, of 7911 Shore Road, Dundalk, died yesterday at Baltimore City Hospital.  She was a former resident of South Cumberland.  A native of West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Abe) Herrick, and was the widow of John W. Baldwin.  Surviving are a son, John Borgman, Dundalk; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Dowlan, LaVale; five granchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
Thursday, 11 July 1974; Cumberland News
[Note: burial in Abe Cemetery per 12 July 1974 edition]
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted March 5, 2011



Felix C. Baldwin
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011


BALDWIN, Mrs. Florence Wilmoth

Mrs. Florence W. Baldwin of Meyersdale died September 26 in the Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born in Meyersdale a daughter of Henry J. and Jennie E. (Hasselroth) Wilmoth. Her husband, Harry A. Baldwin, died in 1958. Her survivors include three children: Mrs. Sewell W. Crisman, Mrs. William S. Griffiths, Jr. and Mrs. Frank Alexander, Jr., all of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Cook and Miss Mary Wilmoth, both of Meyersdale, and Miss Gretchen Wilmoth, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Margaret Quillman, Norristown, and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Baldwin, the owner of Baldwin’s Shoe Store, was a member of Amith United Church of Christ and the Meyersdale Women’s Club. Friends are being received in the late home where services will be conducted Saturday, 3 p.m. by the Rev. Nelson E. Brown. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery under the direction of the Price Funeral Home.
Somerset Daily American, September 28, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2015


ELK GARDEN - John, the infant son of Elijah and Emma Baldwin, of Kitzmiller, Md., died July 10, 1913, aged 11 months and 21 days. Interment at Nethkenville, and funeral sermon by L. C. Messick.
Mineral Daily News, July 18, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010

BALDWIN, John Wesley

Services for John Wesley Baldwin, 79, of 239 Elder Street, who died Friday after a short illness, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Old Furnace Church by Rev. Arthur Scrogum, padtor of Living Stone Church of the Brethren.  Burial will take place in Abe Cemetery.  A resident of Cumberland for 18 years, Mr. Baldwin was a retired B. and O. trackman.  His parents were the late John and Isabella (McKee) Baldwin.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elmira (Borgman) [nee Herrick] Baldwin; three sons, Joseph F. Baldwin, city, and Charles E. and Leo R. Baldwin, both of Pittsburgh; three daughters, Miss Idella Baldwin, Mrs. Beular,[sic] White, and Mrs. Mabel Sutch, Baltimore; a brother Frank M. Baldwin, Ridgeley; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Cavanaugh, Keyser, and Mrs. Laura Riggleman, Wiley Ford, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Sunday, 24 April 1949; The Sunday Times, Cumberland, MD.
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted March 5, 2011



Marie Vanlou Baldwin
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011



BALDWIN, Marie Vanlou Davis

Patterson Creek, W.Va. - Marie "Mae" Vanlou Baldwin went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at the age of 99. Born Aug. 13. 1905, in Parsons, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley Davis and Cyrena (Stokes) Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Felix Conway Baldwin, in August 1961; her son, Maynard, in March 1954; four sisters, Ida Mae Truttle, Edna N. Ferguson, Elma Miner and Ruby "Dick" Lechliter; three brothers, Edgar "Pete" Davis, Elmer "Mike" Davis and Bill Davis; and two step-sons, Harry E. Baldwin and Harley F. Baldwin. Marie was the last member of her immediate family. Mrs. Baldwin was a member of the Assembly of God Churches, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.  She was also a member of the Women's Ministries of the church. She was a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Lou Davis, Fort Ashby and Nancy Marie White and husband Lee, Pattersons Creek; a granddaughter, Virginia Marie Eye and husband Gary, Old Fields; and two great-grandsons, Eric and Keith Eye.  Also surviving are three step-daughters, Helen Black and husband John, Bel Air, Violet Ellis Rawlings and Evelyn Baldwin, Cumberland; seven step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc. Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Blubaugh and the Rev. Florice Reckley officiating. Interment will be in Abe Cemetery.
about February 11, 2005, no publication noted
(article Courtesy of Pat Robison)
(transcribed ~ Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

BALL, Annie M. Struckman

Annie M. Ball died at her home in Schellsburg, December 10, 1927. She was the daughter of Henry and Adeline Smith Struckman and was born near New Buena Vista January 21, 1862. She was united in marriage to Elias E. Ball, on March 12, 1882, who with the following children survives: T. Luther Ball, Schellsburg, Pa.; Charles A. Ball, Bedford, Pa.; and also by two grandsons, two brothers and three sisters - John and C. B. Struckman, both of Mann's Choice; Mrs. Albert Hiner, Schellsburg, Pa.; Mrs. William Atkinson, Roanoke, Va.; and Mrs. Grant Lybarger, Wolfsburg, Pa. Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 12, at the Lutheran Church, Schellsburg, Pa., with Rev. M. J. Ross of Bedford, officiating. Interment was made in the Schellsburg Cemetery. She was a kind and loving mother and wife, and she was a faithful member of the Lutheran church and was always in her place when her health would permit.
The Bedford Gazette, December 23, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010

BALL, Christopher

Christopher Ball, formerly of this city, died yesterday at the home of his nephew, S Z Beem, Derry, Pa.  The body will be brought to Wolford's Chapel today, where it will remain until Tuesday at 10 a.m. when funeral services will be held.  Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Cumberland Sunday Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, March 8, 1931 - pg 9, col 7
Find A Grave Memorial# 140081846
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 4, 2017

BALL, Elliott E.

Elliott E. Ball, 88, son of the late Elias E. and Betsy Miller Ball, of Londonderry Township, died yesterday at his home in Schellsburg, Pa. Surviving are two children, Luther, Schellsburg, and Charles A., Altoona. Mr. Ball survived his wife, the former Anna Stroutman, whom he married in 1882.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 1, 1940

************ same gentleman (correct name unknown ~ can you help?)

Hyndman, Pa., Oct. 2— Elias E. Ball, 88, retired Bedford county farmer, died Monday noon at the home of his son, Luther Ball, Schellsburg, following an extended Illness. He was a native of Londonderry township. His wife, Mrs. Anna M. Ball, preceded him in death. Two sons survive — Charles A. Ball, Altoona. and Luther Ball. Three grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at Schellsburg Lutheran Church by Rev. H. M. Petrea. Interment was in Schellsburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 2, 1940  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

BALL, George S

Mr George S Ball, veteran Baltimore and Ohio clerk, was buried in Piedmont with Masonic honors last Mon. For a number of years he was a resident of Piedmont.
Keyser Tribune, September 8, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BALL, Miss Ida

Piedmont, November 23 - Miss Ida Ball, one of the most prominent popular ladies of this place, died this morning from a cancer after a long and painful illness. She was a prominent member of the M.E. Church and a lady of the most exemplary traits of character. She was one of the most devout Christians in this vicinity, and all through her illness displayed great fortitude and patience. In her death the church loses a noble and true member, the community a lady that will always be missed. Her remains will be interred in Philos Cemetery, Sunday, at 2 p.m., from the M.E. Church. Mrs. Ball has the sympathy of all our people in her affliction.
The Wheeling Register, Sunday, November 25, 1888
(Charles Riend)
Posted October 20, 2015

BALL, Margaret Ann (abridged)

Funeral of Mrs. M. A. Ball
Last week we noticed in our columns the sudden death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Ball, widow of the late James T. Ball, and who had for many years been identified with the business, social, and church interests of this community.  Mrs. Ball had been a resident of the Twin-Towns for some forty-two years, was seventy-one years old, and for the last 25 or 26 years had conducted the very successful millinery establishment on Green Street. Her husband, Mr. James T. Ball, was for many years before his demise connected with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and was a prominent citizen of this community, greatly missed after his death.  On the Thursday previous to her death, which was Tuesday the 1st inst., she was taken ill, and while known to be in a condition that made her household anxious, yet few indeed were prepared for the sudden death that followed. Her remains were brought to her home on Green Street Wednesday morning. The services at the funeral home were conducted Saturday afternoon and at the Methodist Episcopal Church of which she had been a most faithful member for many years, being identified with almost every interest of the church and its congregation. The pastor of the church, Rev. Harry Boggs, conducted the services. The pallbearers on the occasion were R. T. Souders, Alex M. Porter, P. S. Minshall, R. H. Pippin, C. T. Neff, L. G. Walker, W. S. Smallwood and Benjamin Poole.  The interment was in Philos Cemetery, Mr. Will H. Fredlock being in charge of the funeral arrangements. Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. Belle Murray and son Willie, of Glenwood, Penna.; Mrs. M. Metz, Mr. Benjamin Poole, Miss Kate Wideman, Mr. John T. Wideman, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Porter, all of Cumberland, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cowan, of Mt. Lake Park, Md.; Mrs. Agnes Whelen, of North Baltimore, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Saul Fague, of Washington, D.C., brother and sister-in-law of the deceased; Mr. Thomas Fague and son Ferguson, also of Washington; and Mr. George Ball, of Sandusky, Ohio, son of the deceased. A son and daughter are both left to mourn this loss, as are two brothers and a sister, the latter Miss Ellen Ball being a member of the household here in Piedmont.
The Piedmont Herald, Friday 11 September 1896
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted December 31, 2016

BALL, Mrs. Marie C.

Funeral of Mrs. Marie C. Ball
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie C. Ball, 83 years ot age, wife of Christ C. Ball, who died yesterday at her home, 308 Furnace street, will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning from her late residence, the Rev. C. R.Strousburg, pastor of the First Methodist Protestant Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, June 24, 1927 - pg 9, col 5
Find A Grave Memorial# 140081869
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 4, 2017

BALL, Mary Ruth Helmick

Mary Ruth Ball, 76, Terra Alta, W. Va., died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. She was born January 22, 1933, in Aurora, a daughter of the late Teddie and Louise L. Hauser Helmick. She was a member of the Texas Bethel Church, Horse Shoe Run. She was a member of Farm Women's Quilter Circle at Horse Shoe Run. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Glenn (Sonny) Edward Ball; one son, Carl Dean, Denton; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Kinsinger, Terra Alta, and Crystal Linn Gregory, Bloomington; one sister, Virginia McCabe, Kingwood, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur, Glen, and Norman Helmick. Friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, and at the Texas Bethel Church, where a funeral service was held Tuesday, with Rev. John Foy officiating. Burial was in the Texas Cemetery, Horse Shoe Run.
In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Texas Bethel Church, 76 Knotts Rd., Aurora, WV 26705.

Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; June 11, 2009.
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 15, 2009


Name: Richard Loring Ball, 79, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Milton and Marion (Tucker) Ball 
DOB: March 6, 1927, in Whitinsville, MA 
DOD: Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD 
Military: U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict; retired from the Naval Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander 
Spouse: Shirley (Diedrich) Ball 
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Stuart Ball 
Survived by: wife; daughters, Leslie Ferguson, Houston, TX; Debra Armstrong, Marshall, VA; son, Steven Ball, Morgantown, WV; brother, Stanley Ball, Hobe Sound, FL 
Burial: May 20, 2006, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2014

BALLARD, Arnold W.

Arnold W. Ballard, 72, of 12 Thompson Avenue, died Sunday while visiting his son in Odenton. He had been in ill health the past year. Mr. Ballard retired in 1971 from the Western Maryland Railway Police and had formerly worked at Celanese Corporation of America. He also had a summer home in New Germany. A native of Buena Vista, Va., he was born Sept. 27, 1909, a son of the late Harry Oscar Ballard and Nancy (Phillips) Ballard. Mr. Ballard was a member of Fort Cumberland Lodge 90, Fraternal Order of Police, past high priest of Salem Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, a member of East Gate Lodge, AF & AM, Royal and Select Masons and was president of the Gunfeld Goal Company. Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Petenbrink) Ballard; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Lee Stonebraker, American Fork, Utah; Mrs. Peggy Ann Beall, Dayton, Ohio; a son, William A. Ballard, Odenton; three sisters, Mrs. Jerry Rogers, Clifton Forge, Va.; Mrs. I. O. Woody, Hollins, Va., and Mrs. Mamie Lee Stauffer, Union Grove, Wis.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Warren Beeman officiating. The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorials to the window repair fund of St. Mark’s Church, Park and Harrison Streets.
Cumberland News, Wednesday, September 30, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2017

BALLARD, Phillip Mason

Phillip Mason Ballard, 60, of 75 North Grener, Columbus, Ohio, died there yesterday. He was a former resident of Cumberland. Mr. Ballard had been an employe of the Amcelle plant of Celanese Fibers Company and is survived by his son, Arnold W. Ballard, 12 Thompson Avenue, city. Services and interment will be conducted Saturday in Columbus.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 10, 1967 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name: Muriel E. Ballases, 91, of Midlothian, MD 
Parents: Charles and Helen (Reading) Debenham, and also Bertrum and Anna Scent 
DOB: December 28, 1913, in Chicago, IL 
DOD: Monday, January 17, 2005, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home 
Spouse: Pete E. Ballases 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, Bertrum Scent 
Survived by: son, Charles Ballases and wife Judy, Midlothian; half-brothers, Raymond Scent and wife June and Clyde Scent and wife Faye, all of Vero Beach, FL 
Memorial Service: January 23, 2005
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2014

BALTAU, Mrs. Isabel
Frostburg, Md., Jan 29 - The funeral of Mrs. Isabel Baltau, aged 80 years, who died in Barberton, O., Sunday night and whose body will arrive in Cumberland this evening at 6 o'clock, will be conducted from the home of her son, William H. Kreitzburg, 68 Washington street, this place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Peter Mel. Clasper, pastor of the First English Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
d.o.d. 27 January 1924
29 January 1924 (no publication noted)
(Courtesy of Marilyn Robertson/transcribed by Genie)
Posted March 3, 2012

Name: John Baluch, 91, of 298 Old Forty Road, Addison, PA  
Parents: Andrew and Mary Baluch  
DOB: November 16, 1912, in Uniontown, PA  
DOD: Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, PA  
Spouse: Anna Catherine (Bowser) Baluch  
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of WW II  
Predeceased by: parents  
Survived by: wife; sister, Mary Wolfe, Richmond, VA  
Burial: July 12, 2004, St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Accident, MD  
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 6, 2014

BANCORD, Charles A.
Frostburg, May 31- Mrs. Ernest N. Murphy, this city, received word of the death of her uncle, Charles A. Bancord, 80, at his home in Ostego, Mich., Thursday. A native of New Germany, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Warnick, Grantsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, June 1, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012


John M. Bancord, 69, of 1202 Vocke Road, died Monday at Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Born in Midland, he was a son of the late Henry O. and Mary Ann (Retallick) Barncord. Mr. Barncord was a retired linotype operator of the Times-News, a member of LaVale Baptist Church and Local 244, International Typographical Union. Surviving are his widow, Leora (Lepley) Barncord, one son, Owen Barncord, Old Furnace Road; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Maffett, Oakland; two brothers, David Henry Barncord, Cumberland, and William Carl Barncord, Greenpoint, LaVale; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Hensel, Greenpoint, and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Landes officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, April 24, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

BANE, Mrs. C. Frances Mackley
WESTERNPORT - C. Frances Bane, 75, of Johnson Street, Westernport, passed away Thursday Jan. 24, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born July 30, 1937, in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late George Davis and Anna Grace (Kellar) Mackley. Mrs. Bane was a graduate of Bruce High School. She was previously employed at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, as an X-ray technician. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont. She leaves behind her husband, Robert Bane; a son, Kevin Bane and companion Connie Harman of Keyser; a daughter, Karyn DeWolf and husband Richard of Mobile, Ala. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bart Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the General Building Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church.
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, January 26, 2013
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 7, 2015

BANE, Charles W.

MARTINSBURG WV - Charles W. Bane, of this city, died at Weston Monday. He went suddenly insane two weeks ago and was taken to Weston for treatment. He was 22 years old and for the past year was engaged in Baltimore in the manufacture of an invention he had patented. He was a son of W. S. Bane, of this city. He was formerly a merchant of Sleepy Creek, W. VA.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

BANE, Daniel A.

Mr. Daniel A. Bane died at his home near Knobley, this county, Thursday about noon, after an illness of less than a week of pneumonia. Mr. Bane, who operates a farm and handles considerable produce, was in Cumberland last Saturday attending to business, and was taken sick the first of the week, and very serious from the start. Mr. Bane was about 66 years of age, and twice married. His first wife was Miss Sallie Fleek, by whom two children were born, Mrs. James T. Vandergrift of this place and Mrs. Noah Ellifritz of Knobley. His first wife having died about 12 years ago. He married Miss Mary High as his second wife, who with the two daughters survive him, together with one brother, James Bane of Keyser; and two sisters, Mrs. William Adams, of Westernport, and Mrs. Michael Stagg, of Cabin Run. The funeral will take place at Alaska Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. Interment in the cemetery at that place.

Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Saturday, March 25, 1916
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2017

BANE, (Daniel) Ervin

Will Bane, of Burlington, who is a student at the school at Dayton, VA., was here Monday night on his way home to see his brother Ervin, who was ill. Tuesday morning, before starting over, he phoned home asking how his brother was, and got the answer that he was feeling some better, and before he reached home he heard of his death. This was a sad home-going for him.
Keyser Tribune, about February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

BANE, Daniel Ervin

One of he saddest affairs that we have been called upon to chronicle, occurred last Tues morning, when Daniel Ervin Bane, aged 32 years, single, son of Abner W. Bane, one of the wealthiest farmers of Mineral Co, committed suicide by blowing is head off with a shot gun. The tragedy occurred at the home of his parents, near Burlington, this county. The reason assigned is ill health, following vaccination for smallpox. Mr. Bane has been in bad health for some time past and since being vaccinated has been in such good(?) condition that it was necessary to keep close watch on him. That morning at 8:30 o'clock his attendant left his room for a few minutes and in that short space of time the sick man arose from his bed, hurried down stairs, secured a shot-gun, which was loaded, and placing the barrel against the side of his head he pulled the trigger. The noise of the discharge of the gun brought members of the family into the room in which the deed had been done, and found the young man stretched out upon the floor, the top of his head blown off, and breathing his last. A physician was summoned but before he arrived the man was dead. The family attributed his rash act to his recent illness, and more especially to the suffering said to be due to vaccination. Bane's untimely death has proved a shock to the entire neighborhood because he was well known and a great favorite among the young men. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bane; four sisters, the Misses Cora, Annie and Grace, at home, and Mrs Daniel Bailey, of Beaver Run; and two brothers, Charles W. and William W. Bane, of this community. The funeral took place on Wed afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and interment took place at Beaver Run church.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

BANE, Mrs. Esther Robinette

Cresaptown - Mrs. Esther Bane, 71, Winchester, Va., died there Monday. Born in Cresaptown, she was a daughter of the late Sanford B. and Lena (Grant) Robinette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Bane. She was a longtime resident of Winchester, where she operated a restaurant. She was a former member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church. Surviving are four sons; four daughters, one brother, Cecil E. Robinette, Lovettsville, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hershberger and Mrs. Ada Cecil, Cresaptown; 48 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services and burial were conducted yesterday in Augusta, W. Va.
The Cumberland News, April 16, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012

BANE, George

The death of George Bane occurred at his home at Sulphur on Wednesday a.m. September 10. He was one of the oldest and most widely known citizens of the county. He was the son of Jesse and Barbara Bane, being born at Sheet's Mills, Hampshire county, March 30, 1825. At the age of 16 his father died, leaving him to assume the responsibility of supporting the mother and the other children, which task he so nobly and cheerfully executed until his mother's death at the age of nearly four score. He learned the trade of blacksmith, but never practiced it. In 1850 he was united in marriage to Sara C. Head of Ridgeville by Rev. William Welch and began farming on the Riley Farm, which occupation he continued through his latter years. To this union were born ten sons and two daughters, all of whom survive except two sons who died at the age of three and five years. In 1856 he purchased a farm on Stagg's Run where he remained until 1873. During the Civil War he proved himself a benefactor to friends and neighbors during the "Dark Hours." At the close of the war he took an active part in the establishment of Free Schools. In 1873 he moved his family to Burlington where he conducted a hotel until 1889, in which year he purchased the Pierce Farm at Sulphur and remained there until his death, which came so peacefully and undisturbed that we could hear the great waves dashing on the distant shore and the Master's voice saying, thy task has ended, lay down thy cross and receive a crown, as a reward for a long service in the Christian Faith, having been converted in 1848 at the Bane school house on Beaver Run and immediately became a consistent member of the M. E. Church. His home became a Haven for all Ministers regardless of "Denomination." During his life he became noted for his generosity and benevolence and held many offices of Trust during his long term of nearly three score years and ten of "Christian Service." He was laid to rest in the family lot at Burlington by the side of his wife who preceded him in 1894. His eight sons were the active pall bearers and Rev. Yost, his former pastor, officiating minister.
By his son,
W S Bane
Keyser Tribune, September 19, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010

BANE, George

ELK GARDEN - The papers gave an account last week of the death of our esteemed citizen, George Bane, at his home near Sulphur, September 10, 1913. In his death we lose one of our landmarks. As these patriarchs pass away, we lose connection with the past. Their memories are rich with the experiences of pioneer days. Mr. Bane was a familiar figure in Elk Garden. He frequently came to town on horseback, would greet his acquaintances and sons at Bane Bro.'s store, make some little purchases and soon be on his way back home. The days of the years of his pilgrimage were four score and nine years. We shall miss him. He was a good man, honored and beloved by his noble family and by all who knew him.

BANE, George

We were pained last week when we received a message announcing the death of our lifelong friend, George Bane of Sulphur, which occurred September 10 in the 89th year of his age. We have not set out to write an obituary - that is something we don't feel able to do - but we wish to add our testimony to the good character and worth of this man. He was associated with our earliest recollections. We were brought up a close neighbor to him and lived as such until he moved to Sulphur, about 20 years ago. We have done quite a lot of business with him and in all our transactions we found him strictly honest and honorable in all his transactions, a man that would never misrepresent an article he had to sell, or take advantage of a man's circumstances to drive a good bargain. He was a man who strictly followed the golden rule. From early life he was a consistent member of the Methodist church and lived an exemplary Christian life seven days out of each week. We extend our sympathy to his children and would say to the boys, always try to emulate the virtues of your father.
Keyser Tribune, September 26, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 6, 2010

BANE, Jesse S.

AUGUSTA — Jesse S. Bane, 73, of Kirby, died Thursday at Winchester, (Va.) Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Holand and Rebecca (Loar) Bane. Surviving are his wife, Esther (Robinette) Bane; four daughters, Mrs. Alverna Stotler and Mrs. Ida M. Constable, Kirby; Mrs. Ada Lee Smith, Baltimore, and Mrs. Ramona Davis, Needmore; three sons, Shannon and Arlis Bane, Baltimore, Towsend Bane, Kirby; two brothers, Nathan Bane, Kirby, and Stanley Bane, LaVale, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Emily Lancaster, Kingston, Md.; 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the McKee Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles H. Keller will officiate and interment will be in Augusta Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 14, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2012

BANE, Mrs. Kreugh Nethken

Funeral services for Mrs. Kreugh Nethken Bane, wife of Isaac H. Bane, who died Sunday night at her home, 103 Washington street, will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the George Funeral Home by Rev. William A. Eisenberger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. The body will be placed in Rose Hill mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Dr. H. W. Eliason, William E. Glick, W. Milnor Bruce, A. H. Amick, John M. Berry and Harry A. Bean.
Wednesday, September 4, 1946; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted September 12, 2019

BANE, Milton M.

Milton M. Bane, youngest son of John T. Bane, died early yesterday morning at home near Cresaptown, this county, aged 25 years. Until stricken by illness, Mr. Bane was engaged as a track foreman for the Western Md. Railway. Besides his aged father, who is a helpless paralytic, he is survived by one brother, Lee J. Bane, and two sisters, Misses Mary and Ella Bane. Mr. Bane possessed fine qualities and was devoted to his home. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment at Cresaptown. -Cumb News of 22nd.
Keyser Tribune, April 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

BANE, Sarah Elizabeth Rine

Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Bane passed to her reward Sunday morning at 1:30 o clock, after suffering since Thursday night when she was paralyzed. She had been in failing health for about one year. Aunt Sallie was one of those kind hearted old ladies whom everyone loved. If she had lived until October she would have been 71 years. She was born in Prince William county, Va, and came to this section in early childhood with her parents. The deceased is survived by one brother, Mr. J. H. Rine. In 1876 she married Zimri Bane, who has been dead for many years. She was the happy possessor of a loveable Christian character, and there is no doubt but that our loss is her eternal gain. After a brief funeral service held at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jack Athy, Monday morning, the remains were laid to rest in Queens Point cemetery beside those of her mother, father and brothers. Services were conducted by Rev. M. H. Keen of Grace M E Church, assisted by Rev. J. H. Brunk, of the U B Church.
Keyser Tribune, September 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

BANE, William Helskell

Keyser, W.Va., Dec 19- William Helskell Bane, 75, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Holmes Rogers, of near Ridgeville. A native of Mineral county, he was the son of Frederick and  Sarah Catherine (Thrush) Bane, and resided most of his life in Mineral county. Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Wllmina (Welch) Bane, are two children, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Loman Baker, of Hagerstown, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Florence Hale, of Ridgevllle: three brothers, Price Bane. Rosser Bane and Lee Bane, all of Burlington, and 16 grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Rogers, with the Rev. Lowell R. Rogers, circuit minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Bane family cemetery, near Ridgevllle.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009

BANKS, George

"GOOD CITIZEN GONE-George Banks Passed Away at An Early Hour This Morning
George Banks, aged 70 years, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at his residence, No. 27 S. Centre street, after an illness of three weeks of congestion or dropsy of the lungs. Mr. Banks had been a resident of Cumberland for the past 26 years, a native of England, coming to this country when about 21 years of age, locating in Buffalo, where he married Miss Mary A. Argus. Mr. Banks came to Cumberland in 1885, called here to accept the position of head miller for the R. D. Johnson Milling Co., which position he has held ever since to the entire satisfaction of his company. The deceased was a man much beloved by his friends, of a kindly, generous disposition he numbered all his acquaintances as friends. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Beane, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Bernard Coulehan, of this city; Mrs. Charles Ordner, of Rush City, Minn., and Miss Nina, at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wed 27 Dec 1911:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 23, 2010

BANKS, George B.

Large Cortege Follows the Body To Its Last Resting Place.
The funeral of Mr. George B. Banks whose death occurred Wednesday morning at his home on south Centre street took kplace Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, Rev. William Cleveland Hicks and Rev. T. Geis Hill of Emmanuel Episcopal church, officiating. The funeral cortege was a large one, thus showing the esteem in whinch Mr. Banks was held in this community. Among the numerous floral designs was a sheaf of wheat and a pillow from his co-laborers at the Johnson Milling Company. The pallbearers were Messrs. John W. Young, Richard D. Johnson, George Buskey, Matthew Coffy, Andrew Ruskey, William Murray, Fenton Duvall and William Baker, all of whom are connected with the Johnson Milling Company, where the deceased was employed for so many years. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The Cumberland (MD) Alleganian; Thursday, January 4, 1912
Posted May 26, 2018

BANNATYNE, Mrs. Molly E. Dudley

ECKHART - Mrs. Molly E. Bannatyne, 87, died yesterday in Miners Hospital. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Horchler) Dudley and the widow of John Bannatyne. Mrs. Bannatyne was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Lafferty, Eckhart; two granddaughters, Mrs. William Eichhorn, Frostburg, and Mrs. Robert Jamison, Pittsburgh; a son-in-law, John R. Watson, with whom she resided, and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg, 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 Friday, 2 p.m , by Rev. George W. Hattenfield, and burial will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 29, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009

BANTZ, Mrs. Doris V. DeVore

KEYSER, W.Va. — Doris V. Bantz, 85, of 190 Baker St., Keyser, W.Va., died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her residence. Born on Nov. 7, 1923, in Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Paul L. DeVore and Rachel (Knittenberg) DeVore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Bantz Sr., on Dec. 4, 2000, and a brother, Paul D. Devore. Mrs. Bantz was a 1941 graduate of Bruce High School and Catherman’s Business School. She was an active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Among her many interests were golf, reading, and bridge. Surviving are her daughter, Susan K. Croft and husband Jack, of Bowie; her son, Donald C. Bantz Jr. and wife Jana, of Summerville, S.C.; her grandchildren, Jon Croft, of Maryland, Alex Croft, of North Carolina, Phillip Bantz, of New Hampshire, and Cameron Bantz, of South Carolina, and her great-grandchildren, Alejandro and Jacqueline Venable-Croft. Burial Office with Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Bishop Martin Townsend as celebrant. Inurnment will follow in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 301 S. Mineral St.,  Keyser, WV 26726. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, WV. Condolences may be sent to the family after Mrs. Bantz’s obituary at markwoodfuneralhome.com
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - February 25, 2009
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 12, 2015

BANTZ, Bertha E. Llewellyn

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Bertha E. Bantz, 55, of RD1, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been admitted August 16. She was born at Gilmore, a daughter of the late David and Bertha (Coleman) Llewellyn. Her husband, William 0. Bantz Sr., preceded her in death. Mrs. Bantz was a member of Frostburg Church of the Brethren, Women of the Moose, Lonaconing Republican Club, James P. Love Post 92 American Legion Auxiliary, Lonaconing, and the Redmen's Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rhonda McKenzie, RD 2; two sons, William 0. Bantz Jr., Universal City, Tex.: Dennis K. Bantz, Hagerstown; two brothers, David Llewellyn, Liberal, Kans.: James Llewellyn, RD 1, Midland; four sisters, Mrs. Arvella Loar, Gilmore: Mrs. Buenna McGregor, Lonaconing; Mrs. Helen Thrasher, Midland: Mrs. Nellie Cutter, Klondike, and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. J. Richard Green and Rev. Sadie E. Triplett will officiate. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Paul Noland, Richard Evans, Joseph Wilson, Tim Cullen, Roger Llewellyn and William Llewellyn.
The Cumberland News, August 27, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009

Sharon Kay Barbour Banzhoff

BANZHOFF, Sharon Kay Barbour

Williamsport, MD - Sharon Kay Banzhoff, 66, of Williamsport, MD died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown, MD. Born, May 18, 1945 in Winchester, Virginia to the late Lewis Allen Sr. and Theresa Virginia Twigg Barbour. She was a 1963 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed by the Maryland State Unemployment Office Hagerstown, MD until her retirement. She was of the Protestant Faith. She was a member of Red Feather Council #59 Degree of Pocohontas Williamsport, MD. Survivors Include: Husband: Thomas Eugene "Tom" Banzhoff married May 8, 1964 of Williamsport, MD; Daughter: Tammy J. Hoover and her husband Mark of Williamsport, MD; Brother: Lewis A. "Lou" Barbour, Jr. of Hagerstown, MD; Granddaughter: Shayla B. Burch and her husband Rocky of Martinsburg, WV; Granddaughter: Ashton N. Hoover of Williamsport, MD; Great Grandchildren: Mallory and Jordan. She was predeceased by two infant sisters. The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Monday, June 13, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral home will be open after 9:00 am on Monday for the convenience of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:00 am with Rev. Robert V. Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Williamsport, MD. Online condolences may be made to the family at:  www.osbornefuneralhome.net
10 June 2011, Osborne Funeral Home online obituary
(Courtesy of Nettie Grace)
Posted June 17, 2011



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