John J. Augustine Jr., 60, of Washington Street, Frostburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1944, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late John J. Augustine Sr. and Gertrude F. (Deist) Augustine. Mr. Augustine was retired from Pittsburgh Plate and Glass Company in Creighton and formerly worked at the Cumberland plant. He was a 25-year member of the U.S. Naval Reserves Sea Bee Unit 623 of Cumberland. He was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ, Frostburg, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 470, where he served as Exalted Ruler from 1984 to 1985 and currently was on the Set-Back Card League.  Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Geneva L. “Jeanne” (Hunter) Augustine; one son, John Jason Augustine, at home; one sister, Carol Ann Beal and husband Bernie, Glade City; one brother, William Joseph Augustine and wife Janet, Meyersdale; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Frostburg Elks will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 7 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Margee Iddings officiating.  Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.  The family requests memorials be directed to the Salem United Church of Christ, 78 Broadway, Frostburg, MD 21532.  

d.o.d Tuesday, November 30, 2004; Durst Funeral Home Obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 4, 2017



Rollin C. Augustine of near Albion died Thursday on the farm in Iowa township where he was born, having spent practically his entire life in Marshall county. Mr. Augustine, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Augustine, was born at Albion, January 15, 1873. With the exception of two years spent in Nebraska, he had always made his home in the Albion neighborhood. He was married to Laura K. Dietel, at Chadron, Neb., April 22, 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Augustine were the parents of two children, Gladys Helen, who died in infancy, and Lois, who, with the widow, survives the father and husband. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. C.A. Robinson of Armstrong, and two brothers, T.B. Augustine, Chadron, Neb., and H.P. Augustine, Albion. A brother, two sisters and the parents preceded him in death. The brother was Charles J. Augustine; the sisters, Mrs. John Pasxtor and Sarah Ann, the latter passing away in infancy. Mr. Augustine was widely known, was public spirited and was interested in the community welfare. [remaining portion of article is missing]
Unknown Source
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2017

AUL, Mrs. Minnie May Riley Downton

Frostburg. Md. April 20— Mrs. Minnie May Riley Downton Aul, aged 52 years, known in Frostburg, died at her home, 6216 Hoeveler street, East End, Pittsburgh, Saturday. She is the wife of Andrew Aul. The funeral will be conducted from the home Tuesday.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 26, 1923 - pg 14, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 6, 2011

AULT, Mrs. Cathrine

Mrs. Cathrine Ault, wife of George Ault, at Accident, after an illness of one week, died on Friday morning, March 27, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 1 day, and was buried at the Brown Church on Sabbath at 3 o'clock.
11 April 1885; The Republican (Oakland, Garrett Co., MD)
Posted January 5, 2018


AULT, Mrs. Edna Frances Ketterman

PETERSBURG, W. Va. - Mrs. Edna Frances Ault, 62, wife of Andrew Ault, Upper Tract, died yesterday following a brief illness. Born in Grant County, she was a daughter of the late James and Virginia (VanMeter) Ketterman. Surviving besides her husband, are six sons, Kermit, Charles, and Loy Ault, all of Baltimore; Allen Ault, Petersburg; Walter Ault, Rockville, Md., and James Ault, with the Army at Warrenton, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Holloway, Brushy Run; Mrs. Ruth Helmick and Mrs. Minnie Stump, both of Martinsburg, and Mrs. Mary Miller, Gainesville, Va.; a brother, Jesse F. Ketterman, Rawlings, Md.; seven sisters, Mrs. May Flanagan, Mrs. Sarah Flanagan, Mrs. Lelia Davis, Mrs. Texie Moreland, Mrs. Zura Gordon and Mrs. Flora Mills, all of Rawlings, and Mrs. Sadie Iser, Danville, Md., and 22 grandchildren. The body is at the Schaeffer Funeral Home here where the famiy will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Petersburg Methodist Church by Rev. John Berg and interment will be in Waxler Cemetery, Danville.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; August 19, 1960.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 11, 2010


AULT, Mrs.  Edna Pearl Mayfield

Edna Pearl Ault, 67, of Masontown, was dead on arrival at St. Vincent Pallotti Hospital friday afternoon from an apparent heart attack. She was born in Masontown on Aug. 12, 1903, a daughter of the late Frank and Laura Sanders Mayfield. Survivors include two sons, L. Frank Ault of Akron, Ohio, and George Ault of Masontown; four daughters, Mrs. Bob (Edith) Liston and Mrs. Kermit (Betty) Stuchell, both of Arthurdale, Mrs. Dennis (Mary) Loughry Jr. of Uffington and Mrs. Thurl (Hesper) Breese of Courtland, Ohio; one brother, Jack Mayfield of Baltimore; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Trowbridge, Mrs. Grace McMillen, both of Masontown, Mrs. Dora McCardle of Akron and Mrs. Flora Goff of Virginia; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ault, in 1963, three brothers, one sister, one son, and two daughters. Friends may call at the Morgan Funeral Home in Reedsville Saturday from 6-9 p.m., Sunday from 1-9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., when the body will be moved to the Arthurdale Community Presbyterian Church to line in state until 1 p.m., the time of services with the Rev. Raymond B. Spivey officiating. Burial will be in the Arthurdale Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; April 17, 1971; page 10A.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted April 16, 2011

AULT, Frederick

Died, near Accident, on Wednesday morning, October 24th, 1888, Frederick Ault, aged 70 years. Mr. Ault was an old, esteemed citizen of Accident district; one of the first pioneers to come to this county years ago. He helped to make this section what it is. A hard working man, a faithful member of the Lutheran church and a good citizen. Mr. Ault leaves behind six children, all of whom are residents of this vicinity excepting Jonas, who lives in Pennsylvania. Mr. Ault was an uncle of John Ault, Esq., former proprietor of the Commercial House, Oakland, Md. During the troublessome times from 1860 to 1865, Mr. Ault was a steadfast Union man, and naturallly became a staunch Republican, which he continued to be until the close of his life.
3 November 1888; The Republican (Oakland, Garrett Co., MD)
Posted January 5, 2018

AULT, Frederick

AULT.--At his home near Accident, on Tuesday, April 30th at 5.30 p.m., Mr. Frederick Ault. The deceased gentleman was the father of our fellow townsman, Mr. John Ault, and was a highly respected citizen. The funeral occurred to-day.
2 May 1895; The Republican (Oakland, Garrett Co., MD)
Posted January 5, 2018

AULT, George

George Ault was born February 4, 1813, in Ridisbron, Kingdom of Bavaria, and died at his home at Accident, Md., April 30, 1895, aged eight-two years, nine months and twenty-six days. Father Ault came to America early in life and made Accident his home till God called him away to a happier home in heaven. The companion of his toils and cares preceeded him to that land of rest more than ten years. He leaves three children to mourn their loss.
9 May 1895; The Republican (Oakland, Garrett Co., MD)
Posted January 5, 2018


AUSTIN, Mrs. Bertha L. Martz

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Bertha L. Austin, 88, died Thursday in Pittsburgh. A native of Glencoe, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Rebecca (Kennell) Martz and was a widow of John W. Austin who died in 1957. She is survived by several stepchildren, nieces and nephews. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Paul Snyder. Interment will be in the Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 6, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009

AUSTIN, Charles

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Charles Austin, 86, died Tuesday. A native of Cornwell, England, Mr. Austin was born July 23, 1872. He was a son of the late John and Mary (Rowe) Austin. His wife, Mrs. Ellen (Michael) Austin preceded him in death. Surviving are the following children, Miss Esther Austin, at home; Mrs. Mary Barmoy, Robert Austin and E. Richard Austin, all of here; James Austin, RD 3, Meyersdale; Mrs. Nell Tressler, Akron Ohio; Oscar Austin, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Sherlock, New York City; Mrs. Elsie Johnson, Gary, Ind.; William Austin, Boswell, Pa.; and Mrs. Helen Heffley, Managua, Nicaragua. Also surviving are two half-brothers, Thomas Austin of here and Lee Austin, Cuyahoga Falls; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home. A service will held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p. m. with interment in the Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 11, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

AUSTIN, Lawrence (infant)

Lawrence Austin, son of Thomas Austin and [Martha] Elanor[sic, Elenora] Winebrenner,
b. Feb. 10, 1923; d. March 14, 1923, Meyersdale;
attack of influenza which caused meningeal irritation; buried March 16, 1923 at SS Philip and James Catholic Cemetery, Meyersdale

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 16, 2014

AUSTIN, Miss Martha (infant)

Martha Austin, daughter of Thomas Austin and Martha [Elenora] Winebrenner b. and d. Dec 25, 1931, Meyersdale; premature; buried Dec 26, 1931, at Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, PA

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 16, 2014

AUSTIN, Mrs. Martha Elenora Winebrenner
Mrs. Martha E. Austin, 77, Meyersdale, died Feb. 19, 1972. Born Feb. 21, 1894, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Minnick Winebrenner. She was preceded in death by one brother, a sister, two sons and a daughter. Survivng are her husband, Thomas H. Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth A. Hay, Meyersdale; two sons, Raymond, Cumberland, Md; and Gene of Blue Bell (Montgomery County) also three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection was held Tuesday morning in Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale, with Rev. Clark George officiating. Interment in the church cemetery, under the direction of Konhaus Funeral Home.

Meyersdale Republican, Feb. 24, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012

AUVIL, Dorian Odus

Dorian Odus Auvil, 42 of Charleston, died at his home June 18. He was a computer programmer-analyst for the state of West Virginia, an elder at Ruffner Church, Charleston, and a member of the church's daycare board. He was a graduate of Charleston High School, the University of Charleston, and West Virginia State College. Born February 14, 1959, at Aurora, he was the son of the late Troy and Rena James Auvil. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Kourey Auvil; two daughters, Rheana and Anna, both of Charleston; five sisters, Leoda Forney Mally, Charleston, Arvella Smith, Canton, Ohio, Dorothy Hauser, Terra Alta, Selma Cummings, Aurora, and Jeckie Boggess, Rainelle; and five brothers, Troy of Scott Depot, Huey of Leavenworth, Kan., Norman of Springfield, Pa., Alton of Aurora, James of Vermont, and Kenneth of Aurora. Services were conducted in Charleston on June 21 at the Ruffner Presbyterian. Church by Pastor Amy Parker, and on June 22 at the Aurora United Methodist Church by Pastor Mary Conley. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas.
Unidentified Newspaper, about June 18, 2001
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 14, 2010

AUVIL, Mrs. Hallie Friend

Mrs. Hallie Friend Auvil, 55, of Dundalk, Md., died Friday in a Baltimore hospital. Born March 25, 1903, in Terra Alta, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Virgie Groves Friend. Mrs. Auvil was a member of the Lutheran Church in Dundalk. A former resident of Terra Alta, she had lived in Dundalk for 31 years. Surviving are her husband, Holmes Auvil of Dundalk; two sons, Donald Auvil of Baltimore and Douglas F. Auvil of Dundalk; one sister, Hazel Friend of Baltimore; two brothers, Cloyd C. Friend of Hyattsville, Md. and Warden Friend of Terra Alta; and two grandchildren.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia; May 26, 1958; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013

AUVIL, Troy Wilford (original obituary removed at request of daughter who took offense)
I am the daughter of Troy Wilford Auvil and the original writer of his obituary. The obituary on this site is unauthorized and incorrect. There are several incorrect statements in this obituary that is offensive to the family. Some of which include, where he died, his schooling, and his middle name is wrong. His middle name is Wilford. It was not copied correctly from any newspaper. I am requesting that it be removed from this site. If you have any other
questions please contact me.
Thank you for your time,
Lisa Auvil Meadows

Name: Troy Wilford Auvil
Parents: Troy William & Rena James Auvil
DOB: January 17, 1935 in Leadmine
DOD: January 17, 2012
Spouse: Twyla Evans Auvil
Predeceased by:  Parents, brothers, Norman & Dorian Auvil
Survived by: Wife, Son, Troy David Auvil, Scott Depot; Daughter, Lisa Auvil Meadows, Hurricane; two grandchildren; Sisters Arvella Smith, Clinton, Ohio; Selma Cummings, Aurora; Dorothy Hauser, Terra Alta,;Leoda Makoy, Charleston; and Jackie Boggess, Rainelle; and four brothers, Kenneth Auvil and Alton Auvil, both of Aurora; James Auvil, Randolph, Vt.; and Sgm. (ret.) Huey C. Auvil, Leavenworth, Kan.
Burial:Bethel Cemetery, Holly Meadows
Source: Republican Newspaper & Aurora News; February 2, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Originally posted June 16, 2012/updated April 30, 2014

AYERS, Donald Richard

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Donald Richard Ayers, 67, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at his residence. Born June 26, 1936, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Calvin R. and Mina Alice (Troutman) Ayers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Martz) Ayers. Mr. Ayers was retired from Westvaco, where he was a machinist. He was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Survivors include his two daughters, Jane M. Ayers, Shepherdstown, and Carrie A. Ayers, Dale City, Va.; one sister, Lois Ayers, Centreville, Pa.; one brother, Davisson Ayers, Frederick, Md.; and one grandson, Nathan Ayers, Fort Ashby. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Warren Frederick officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.

Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Monday, June 15, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2017

AVERY, Charles H.

SOMERSET — Charles H. Avery, 70, of Acosta, died in Somerset Community Hospital. He was born at Scottdale May 7, 1887, a son of Richard and Nellie Robinson Avery. He leaves his widow, the former Polly Michaels; six children, 32 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Robinson of Richmond, Va., and two brothers, Albert J. and Richard M. of Maryland. He was a retired employee of the Bird Coal Company at Kelso. He and his wife had planned to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 22, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

AVIRETT, Rev James Battle

CUMBERLAND MD Feb 16 - Rev Dr James Battle Avirett died here this afternoon. Dr Avirett was a retired clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal church. He had been pastor at many places in the South. He is said to have ben the latest surviving chaplain of the confederate Army, having served an Alabama regiment. Dr Avirett had high literary attainments. He wrote a book, "The Old Plantation" which described life in the South before the war.
For several years after his retirement from the clergy he wrote editorials for the Cumberland Evening Times, of which his only son, Col John Avirett is editor and owner. Interment was at Winchester Va.

Keyser Tribune, March 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

AYERS, Mrs. Della M. Dye
BARTON – Mrs. Della M. Ayers, 86, of here died Monday in Garrett Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Mrs. Ayers had been a patient at Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland. A native of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Green) Dye.  Her husband, George W. Ayers, preceded her in death.Mrs. Ayers was a member of Barton United Methodist Church, a charter member and past-matron of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 37, a graduate of Frostburg State Normal School, and a former Allegany County school teacher. Surviving are two sons, Jack Ayers and George D. Ayers, both of here; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Carney, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Helen O’Neil, Olympia, Wash.; Mrs. Lula Martin, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Metz; Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Clara Bucklew, Knapp’s Meadow; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at Boal Funeral Home here today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in Barton United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Harold Malone.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.  The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Jim Martin, Johnny Ayers, Pat Carney, Tim Carney, Chris Carney, Ed Carney, Mark Carney, Ed Humberson, and Larry Ferrens.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gary O’Neill, Donald Metz, and Dale Metz.

Cumberland News, December 15, 1976
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)

Posted 12 January 2013 

Name: Elizabeth (Martz) Ayers, 64, of Fort Ashby, WV 
Parents: Harry W. and Mary (Hare) Martz 
DOB: May 24, 1939, in Cumberland, MD 
DOD: Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at the Hampshire Health Care Center, Romney, WV 
Spouse: Donald "Richard" Ayers 
Predeceased by: parents 
Survived by: husband; daughters, Jane Marie Ayers, Shepherdstown, WV; Carrie AnnAyers, Dale City, VA; brothers, Robert Spooler, Brooklyn Heights, NY; John Spooler, Goodyear, AZ; Walter Martz, Ridgeley, WV; sisters, Melba Knotts, Bowling Green, MD; twin Jane Kitzmiller, LaVale, MD 
Burial: cremation, followed by inurnment in Fort Ashby Cemetery
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

AYERS, Frederick
KEYSER – Frederick Ayers, 59, of 55 Carroll Avenue, died Saturday at Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, following a long illness. Born in Barton, he was a son of the late Ezekiel and Lucy (Hyde) Ayers. Mr. Ayers was a member of Grace Methodist Church, the official board of that church, the Huffman Bible Class, and was a veteran of World War II.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 189, Barton; Nancy Hanks Post 3518, VFW Keyser.  He was a salesman for Knapp Shoe Company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Virginia (Stanley) Ayers, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mardell Wise, Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burgess, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Lillian Burgey, Rawlings; and two step grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Grace Methodist Church.  Rev. Harry Light will officiate and interment will be in Potomac Valley Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services.

Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, January 6, 1969
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)

Posted 12 January 2013 

BARTON – George Washington Ayers, 75, died yesterday at his home. Born in Barton, a son of the late John T. and Sarah (Penman) Ayers, he was the last surviving member of that family.  Mr. Ayers was a retired coal miner.  He was a member of Barton Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Allegany Lodge 157, AF & AM. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della (Dye) Ayers, two sons, John and George Ayers, both of Barton; four daughters, Mrs. Carroll Carney, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Burke O’Neill, Olympia, Wash.; Mrs. James Martin, Cleveland, and Mrs. Donald Metz, Baltimore, and 21 grandchildren. The body will be at the Boal Memorial Chapel where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The body will be taken to Barton Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for services at 1 p.m. by Rev. Dennis Lord, pastor.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.

Cumberland Evening Times, March 10, 1963
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted 12 January 2013

AYERS, Guy E. Jr.

Guy E. Ayers, Jr., age 85, died July 11, 2010, at Naamans Creek Country Manor in Boothwyn. Guy was reared and educated in Somerset, and has resided for the last 60 years in Boothwyn. He was employed by Sears for more than 40 years at both the Chester and Granite Run locations. His hobbies included doing jigsaw puzzles, traveling, and coaching little league. Guy was an avid sports fan. He served during World War II in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific Islands and Iwo Jima, participating in action against the Japanese on Saipan, Iwo Jima. He was a long-time member of Linwood United Methodist Church in Linwood. He was the son of the late Guy E. and Bessie (Fishburn) Ayers and preceded in death by 3 brothers and 7 sisters. Survivors include: wife: Dorothy (Baughman) Ayers; son Guy E. Ayers III (Cynthia) of Valley Forge; daughter Jolinda Grace (Eugene G. Grace III) of Strafford; brother George Ayers (Deborah) of Florida. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Nolan - Fidale Funeral Home Ltd., 5980 Chichester Ave, Aston. Burial at Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, Concord Township. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home LTD., 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations to the Charity of the donor’s choice.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 4, 2017

AYERS, Henry
Mr. Henry Ayers, aged about 65, father of Mr. J. H. Ayers of Arch Street died at his home at Barton Sunday morning, his wife having died only three weeks ago.  The funeral will take place at Westernport Wednesday at 10 o’clock.  Rev. Mr. Evans of the M. E. Church at Barton officiating.  Deceased leaves three sons surviving, namely J. H. Ayers, Arch Street; Wm. L. Ayers of Lonaconing; Ezekiel Ayers of Barton and one daughter, Miss Lena Ayers who lived with her parents.  Mr. Ayers was member of the I. O. O. F. and the Grand Knights of the Mystic Chain.  He was a veteran of the Civil War, consequently a member of the G. A. R. 

The Evening Times, Cumberland, Md., Monday, June 17, 1907
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted 12 January 2013

AYERS, Mrs. Jessie Meek

Mrs. Jessie Ayers, aged 63, mother of Mr. John H. Ayers, of South Cumberland, died at her home in Barton, Md., yesterday about 6 o’clock.  The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment being made in the cemetery at Westernport, Md.

The Evening Times, Tuesday, May 28, 1907
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 19, 2013

AYERS, John T.
John T. Ayers, a highly respected citizen was killed at Potomac mine on Monday morning, Jan. 13, by a fall of roof coal.  The deceased was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and I.O.O.F. who attended his funeral in a body on Wednesday.  The services were held in the M.E. church, Rev. Nice officiating and interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Piedmont Herald, 17 January 1896
(Courtesy of Barry Thoerig)
Posted March 22, 2014

AYERS, Mrs. Nellie M. Dively

Meyersdale - Mrs. Nellie M. Ayers, 82, of Berlin, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Hayes S. in 1946, she leaves one son, three daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 4, 1965 [maiden name was Dively]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

AYERS, Vincent Alfred
HANCOCK – Vincent Alfred Ayers, 78, of Pennsylvania Avenue, died yesterday at his residence. He was born in Barton, a son of the late William C. and Emma (Michaels) McDonald Ayers.  He was a retired bookkeeper for Fulton Petroleum Sales, a former apple inspector for the Department of Agriculture and, prior to moving to the Hancock area, operated a dairy farm near Barton. Mr. Ayers was a member of Barton United Methodist Church, a past master of Allegany Lodge 157, AF & AM, and was a member of the Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his widow, Juliana (Whyte) Ayers; one son, Julian Ayers, Hancock; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Meese, Rawlings; Mrs. Virginia Kyle and Mrs. Mildred Magruder, both of Barton, and Mrs. Ruth Funkhouser, Martinsburg; one stepson, Edward Whyte, Keyser; one sister Mrs. Minnie Miller, Cumberland; 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The body is at the Grove Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Barton United Methodist Church with Rev. John Margargee officiating.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the memorial fund of the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.

Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, January 31, 1969
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 26, 2013

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