TOBIN, Child

PATTERSON'S CREEK  Jan 10, 1912 -
The five year old son of Mr and Mrs Tobin died a week ago with dread diphtheria. Sad because he was the only remaining child of four. They were from New York and all boarded at James Wagoner's near Dans Run.  The father worked on the Extension line.
Keyser Tribune, January 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010

TODD, Mrs. Kathleen Lapp
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Kathleen Todd, 75, who resided at the Eleanor Apartments, 14 West Main Street, died yesterday at Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, where she had been a patient since December 26. Mrs. Todd became ill while visiting her son-in-law, Myles J. Gibbons, Silver Spring. Born in Frostburg, Mrs. Todd was a daughter of the late Conrad and Grace (Watson) Lapp and was the widow of John Todd. She was the former owner of the Eleanor Apartments and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and was active in the Allegany Chapter, American Red Cross. Also surviving are two grandsons, Dr. M. David and Todd M. Gibbons, both of Silver Spring. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m at St. John's Church by Rev. Richard J. Brown. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Litany for the Departed will be recited tomorrow at 8 p. m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Myles J. Gibbons, Dr. M. David Gibbons, Todd M. Gibbons, John Blakley Joe Lee Cokeley and Dan Hess. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity if desired. 
Cumberland News, December 31, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 5, 2013

TOLE, Mrs. Ann Kennedy

Death of Mrs. Ann Tole.
Mrs. Ann Tole, one of Cumberland’s oldest residents, died last night at her home, No 17 Broadway, after a brief illness. Mrs. Tole was seventy-four years of age and was born in Ireland.  Her husband, James Tole, died about twenty years ago.  Mrs. Tole is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Burns, of Chicago; Mrs. Henry Ham. of Alexander, Va. and Miss Ella Tole, Mr. Frank A. Tole and Mr. Geo. Tole, of Cumberland.  The funeral will take place from St Patrick's Church Wednesday morning.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, November 15, 1906 - pg 12, col 4
Find A Grave Memorial# 125830740
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016


TOLE, Mrs. Cecilia Mary Zitzman

Mrs, Cecilia Mary Tole, 90, of 300 Beall Street, died Friday at Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted Wednesday.  She had been ill the past four years.  Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Born) Zitzman. Her husband, George R. Tole, died in 1942.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and a life member of the Christian Mothers. She was a 1902 graduate of the Cumberland Central Commercial College.  Surviving are one daughter,  Mrs. Marianne Aaron, this city; one son, James L. Tole with whom she resided four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  The body is at the George Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today at 10:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, with interment in the parish cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Glenn Cross Sr., Arnold Dawson, James Weires, Russell Kirk, Joseph Hager and Robert Raley
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 9, 1976 - pg 4, col1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016

TOLE, George Robert

George R Tole Dies at His Home Here
Services will be held Monday for George Robert Tole, 68. who died at his home, 411 Fayette St, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning.  Mr Tole. a glass decorator by trade, was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic church, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and the Order of Owls.  A son of the late James and Ann Kennedy Tole, he was born in Cumberland.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs Cecelia Zitzman Tole, two sons, George R Tole, Jr, Greenwich, Conn and James L Tole, Cumberland; one daughter, Mrs Marianne Aaron and one sister, Miss Ellen Tole, both of Cumberland.  Rites will be held in SS Peter and Paul church with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, June 12, 1942 - pg 2, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016

TOLE, Mrs. Mary Ann Rhoden

Mrs Frank A Tole died very suddenly late yesterday afternoon at her home No 4 Ann Street.  Mrs Tole had not been in the best of health recently and early yesterday afternoon called on her family physician at his office.  The physician prescribed for Mrs Tole, but in the examination did not discover anything that would suggest an early dissolution.  Shortly after returning to her home, Mrs Tole, while seated in a rocking chair engaged in conversation with one of her daughters and appeared as well as usual.  Suddenly a pallor came over her countenance and she ceased to speak.  Dr T B McDonald was summoned but the physician upon his arrival found Mrs Tole had expired.  He opined death was due to cerebral hemorrhage.  Mrs Tole prior to her marriage was Miss Mary Ann Rhoden.  She was a native of Cumberland and was born October 14, 1856.  She is survived by her husband who is a caretaker at the Eagles Club and the following children: Corporal John P Tole, Camp Gordon, Ala; Francis A Tole, Misses Ethel Lavine, Mary Bernadine and Rose Gertrude Tole, all at home.  Mrs Nora Pigman and Miss Theresa Rhoden are sisters.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St Patrick's Church.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests that friends do not send flowers.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 27, 1918 -pg 9, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 127094618
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016

TOLE, Miss Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Tole, 95, died yesterday at the home of her nephew, James L. Tole, 300 Beall Street, with whom she resided.  Miss Tole was born in Alexandria, Va. She was an employe of the Queen City Hotel for 72 years until her retirement ten years ago. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  The body will remain at the George Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, February 24, 1952 - pg 31, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 17, 2016

TOLER, Mrs. Alice Louise Duckworth

July 28, 1930 - October 05, 2011
CUMBERLAND — Alice Louise Toler, 81, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 28, 1930, in Cumberland, Mrs. Toler was the daughter of the late James Duckworth and Ruth (Dicken) Duckworth. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Phillip Toler Jr., and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Toler retired from The Schwab Company. She is survived by her daughters, Josie Lavin and her husband Barry, of Mount Savage, Peggy Sue Robb and her husband  Terry, of Corriganville, and Alice M. Mihailovich and her husband Tom, of Cumberland; her grandchildren, Tommy Mihailovich and his wife Renee, Christine Martin and her husband Jonathan, Patrick Robb and his wife Kasey and Heather Robb; and her great-grandchildren, Isaac Mathews, Liam Robb, Hanley Robb, Azalea, Thomas, and Gerald Mihailovich. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted at the Mount Hermon Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sherrill Dillon officiating.

Published on  October 6, 2011 in THE CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, Cumberland, Maryland.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted February 17, 2018


Frostburg - John W. Tomlinson, 64, of 22 Davidson Street, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since Wednesday. He had been in ill health for some time. Born in Klondyke, he was a son of Mrs. Charlotte (Sowers) Tomlinson and the late Cecil Tomlinson. Mr. Tomlinson was a veteran of World War I and was employed at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He was a member of First Methodist Church. Surviving, besides his mother, are his widow, Ora (DeVore) Tomlinson; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Walls, of here, and Miss Joann Tomlinson, Frederick; a son, John Tomlinson, of here; a brother, Leroy Tomlinson, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Frederick Wilson, also of here, and four 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 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 6, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2011


TONRY, Charles

Charles Tonry Funeral Is Held At Westernport ~ Rites Conducted for Former Town Commissioner; Other Deaths.
Special Dispatch to The Post
Westernport, Md., April 27.--Funeral services were held this afternoon for Charles Tonry, 82, with rites of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Burial was in Philos Cemetery. The religious services were conducted by the Rev. R. J. Harkins, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Alvin T. Perkins, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Tonry served as commissioner of Westernport for over 20 years and he also filled the office of treasurer. He was financial secretary of Philos Lodge of Odd Fellows for more than 60 years and was made a life member. He was also a Mason and was a past patron of Miriam Rebekah Lodge. Mr. Tonry was connected with the E. J. Fredlock Manufacturing & Building Co. for more that 60 years. The widow and the following children survive Mrs. W. A. Weidebusch and Robert Tonry, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. I. R. Nicodemus, Clarksburg, W. Va.; J. C. Tonry, Martinsburg, W. Va., and Misses Alice and Belle Tonry. He was a brother of James T. Tonry and Mrs. Frank C. Jameson, Westernport; Mrs. George M. Boyles, Piedmont, and Jacob C.  Tonry, Elkins.
The Washington Post, Washington, D. C.; Sunday, April 28, 1935, Page 9, Col. 1
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 21, 2016

TONRY, Charles

Westernport, Md., April 29--Funeral services for Charles Tonry, aged 82, were held Saturday afternoon with interment in Philos cemetery, Rev. R. J. Harkins, rector St. James Episcopal Church and Rev. A. T. Perkins, officiated.  Philos Lodge I. O. Odd Felllows had charge. Miriam Rebekah Lodge also held services at the grave. The active pallbearers were : Dayton Ours, Ray L. Wilt, Frank Smith, Ivan Wilson, Scott Shreve and Kemp Fazenbaker; honorary William H. Fredlock, Dr. A. M. Fredlock, O. D. Williams, Luther Wright, Robert Wilson, Lee Frankland, Dr. C. E. Dellinger, Norris Bruce, Charles Kuhnie, Harold Fredlock, Cleaver Michaels, and E. T. Whitworth. Among those who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Style, Baltimore; Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Campbell, Hagerstown; George Campbell, Lonaconing; Miss Alice Campbell, Mrs. Ella Lee, James Campbell, Benjamin Campbell, Deer Park; Mrs. W. A. Weidebusch, Allan Reagan, Master "Bobbie" Tonry, Fairmont; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Nicodmus[sic] and daughter, Anna, Clarksburg; Joseph Nicodmus[sic], Cleveland; Edward Weidebusch and Richard Tonry, Morgantown; John Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Johnson, Keyser; Joseph Tonry, Dr. A. M. Fredlock, Elkins; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Tonry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Tonry, Alfred Tonry, Ruth Tonry, Martinsburg.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumbeland[sic], Maryland; Monday, April 29, 1935, page 9, col. 6
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 21, 2016

TONRY, Mrs. Rebecca Broadwater

Death of Mrs. Tonry.
Mrs. Rebecca Tonry, widow of James P. Tonry, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred W. Seaber, in Westernport, aged 78 years. Shs is survived by three sons. Charles and James Tonry, of Westernport; Joseph Tonry, Elkins, W . Va.; and five daughters, Mrs. H. A. McCulloh, Corsicana, Texas; Mrs. George R. Boyles. Mrs. George Cole, Mrs. F. C. Jamison and Mrs. Seaber, of Piedmont, and Westernport. Sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Seaber.
Published Thursday, August 4, 1910 in THE EVENING TIMES, on page 5, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 10, 2015

TONRY, Mrs. Rebecca Broadwater

Westernport, Md. Aug. 5.
Funeral of Mrs. Tonry.
Mrs. Toner's[sic] illness terminated in death yesterday afternoon at her late residence on Main street. Death was principally due to old age hastened by paralysis. The deceased was past the four score mark. She leaves two sons, both of this place, Messrs, Chas. and James Toner[sic], the former a foreman for the Fredlock Manufacturing Co., and James, who operates a blacksmith and wagon shop new the C. & P. railroad. The funeral will take place on Thursday with interment in the Philos cemetery.
Published Friday, August 5, 1910 in THE EVENING TIMES, on page 5, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 10, 2015

TOOLAND, Mrs. Ellen M. Tressler

Meyersdale, Pa., Sept. 8 — Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen M. Tooland, 72, of Glencoe, who died Friday at the home of her son, John Tooland of McKeesport, were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Glenco Reformed Church by Rev. James Gindlesperger. Interment was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Tooland was the widow of James H. Tooland. She was born in Larimer, Pa., a daughter of William and Kate (Kaufman) Tressler. Surviving are five children — Miss Katherine Tooland, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Mable Tooland, Ada Tooland and A. W. Tooland, all of Glencoe, and John Tooland, McKeesport. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: John and Grant Tressler, both of Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Daniel Shoemaker, Meyersdale, and Sarah Tressler, Somerset. Five grandchhildren also survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 8, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 5, 2010


TOOLE, John [see also O'TOOLE, John]

"Funeral of John Toole -- John Toole, an aged citizen of Barton, who died there last Saturday, was buried yesterday morning from St. Gabriel's Church, in Barton.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at that place. Deceased leaves one daughter, Katherine, his only other living relative being a cousin, Charles Toole, of Lonaconing.  Mr. Toole had been afflicted many years with miners' asthma, which disease was the cause of his death.  He was a native of Ireland, which country he left in his early manhood."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 30 Mar 1909
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 5, 2011


TOOTHMAN, Brentford T.
Brentford T. Toothman, 67, of 7 Bohrbough St., Westover, died Monday morning at St. Vincent Pallotti Hospital. Born May 13, 1897, in Connellsville, Pa., he was a son of the late Omers and Flurry Delesta Toothman. He was a retired coal miner and a member of United Mine Workers Local 2122. He was also a member of the First Calvary Church in Granville. Survivors include his widow, Eva McKenzie Toothman, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Manley of Westover, and Mrs. Virginia Henry of Peoria, Illinois; a son, Brentford Jr., of Westover; a brother John Haire of Northville, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at l pm Wednesday at thee Altamong-Williams Home for Funerals with the Rev. C. A. Coburn officiating. Burial in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.
The Morgantown Post, October 26, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted July 5, 2014

TOPP, Henry E.

Henry E. Topp, 88, of 617 Elm Street, died Tuesday in Allegany Infirmary where he had been a patient the past year. He was a retired cook. Born January 15, 1863, Mr. Topp was a son of the late Lewis and Ellen (Smith) Topp. His wife, the former Miss Josephine Hodel, preceded him in death. A requiem mass was celebrated this morning in St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Robert F. Hopkins, assistant pastor. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert W., Vernon W., Earl, Ralph and Charles Groves and Charles J. Hansrote.
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, May 31, 1951

TOPPER, Mrs. Annie Maria Martin

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Annie Maria Topper, 79, of here, died Sunday morning in the Penn Wood Home near Everett, Pa. A native of Buffalo Mills, Pa., she was born June 24, 1881, a daughter of the late Job E. and Eva (Miller) Martin. Her husband, Walter H. Topper, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Dr. John A. Topper, of Hyndman: a daughter, Mrs. Marline Keller, Hyndman; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services were conducted this afternoon in the Milligan Cove Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 12, 2009


TOTTEN, Mrs. Linda Regina Ross

CRESAPTOWN - Linda Regina Ross, 65, formerly of Brophytown, and Falls Church, Va., and most recently of Amcelle Street, Cresaptown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at her brother's home in Cresaptown. Born March 4, 1945, in Brophytown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Velma (Michaels) Ross. Her husband, Raymond Totten, and a sister, Rachael Mae Ross, also preceded her in death. Linda was a 1963 graduate of Bruce High School, Westernport. She was a hairdresser in the Washington, D.C., and Falls Church, Va., area for 45 years. She was Protestant by faith. She leaves behind two brothers, Raymond Ross and wife Susan of Cresaptown, with whom she resided, and Kenneth Ross and wife Sharon of Keyser, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews, Christina Stewart, Raymond Ross, Sharon Rae Brinkman, and Rachael Lynn Preston; and a close friend, Mary Anderson of Falls Church, Va. At Linda's request, her body was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at the Boal Funeral Home Chapel, Westernport, on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Walczykowski officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, January 26, 2011
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015


M. F. Stone went to Grafton Tuesday to attend the funeral of his nephew, Harry Towels.
Mineral Daily News, April 11, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010

TOWER, Mrs. Bertha Wiley, nee Bittinger

GRANTSVILLE — Bertha "Nan" (Bittinger) Wiley Tower, 98, of Grantsville, and formerly of Deep Creek Village, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Born Aug. 2, 1908, in Bittinger, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Arminta (Fazenbaker) Bittinger. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Stanley Wiley and Roger Tower; a son, Marshall E. Wiley; three, brothers, Marshall, Aaron and Harry Bittinger; two grandsons, Guy E. Platter and William Platter, two great-granddaughters, Angel Leesock and Destiny Hersh; and two stepchildren, King Tower and Jackie Evans. Mrs. Tower was a lifelong member of Jennings United Methodist Church, where she worked, played piano and taught Sunday school. She was also known locally for her many quilts. She is survived by a daughter, Nellie J. Platter, Grantsville; a stepdaughter, Shirley Eisenburger, Cumberland; two brothers, Orval Bittinger, Avilton, Lester Bittinger, Virginia; a sister, Dorothy Wilburn, Bittinger; four grandchildren, Donald and Judy Platter and family, Richard and Kay Platter and family, Frank and Karen Wiley and B. J. Wiley and family, a granddaughter-in-law, Peggy Platter and family. In addition, she is survived by 23 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, PA, 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Matthews, the Rev. William Durst and the Rev. Thomas Twigg officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Jennings United Methodist Church, Pine Grove Church of the Brethren or Cornerstone Assembly of God.
Cumberland Times-News, January 9, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014

Frostburg - Services for G. Gale Townsend, 88, formerly of 37 Frost Avenue who died yesterday in Powhattan Nursing Home, Falls Church, Va., will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. John's episcopal Church by the Rev. Richard Brown. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the Hager Frost Mansion Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Cumberland Evening Times; 28 May 1975
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012

TOWNSEND, Dr. Morris Miller

Funeral of Dr. Townsend
The funeral of Dr. M. M. Townsend, whose death has been noted in this paper, took place this morning at 10:30 o'clock, at Frostburg, from St. John's Episcopal church. The funeral was a large one; quite a number from this city being in attendance. Rev.. Haverstick, of Frostburg, and Rev. Nott, of Mt. Savage, officiated. The interment was made in Allegany cemetery. The following were the pall bearers: Messrs. Thos. Shryer, R. R. Henderson, of this city, A. B. Turner, or Mr. Savage, Davidson Armstrong, John L. Porter, of Frostburg.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, April 3, 1895, Page 1, Col. 5
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 16, 2016

TOWSON, Mrs. Nora Alice Poleman
GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Nora Alice Towson, 73, of here, died Thursday in Fairmont, W. Va. A native of Garrett County, she was born August 17, 1891, a daughter of the late Floyd and Amanda Poleman. Survivors include a son, Terence Towson, Fairmont; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hall, Fairmont; four sisters, Mrs. Delia Shunk, Mrs. Myrtle Ross and Mrs. Gertrude Miller, all of Salisbury, Pa., and Mrs. Minnie Baker, Grantsville. The body will be at the Newman Funeral Home here after 3 p. m. today. Services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p. m. in the New Germany Methodist Church. Rev. Emery McGraw will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 7, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 2, 2013

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