BIBLE, Hesper (child)

While walking along the wall of the old cement mill at Cedar Cliff Saturday afternoon, Hesper Bible, twelve years old, fell and was almost instantly killed. According to the boy's sister he had previously told her while he was walking along the wall that should he fall, she would have only three brothers left. The girl, who was playing with her brother, immediately ran to the house and told her mother of the accident. He was dead when his mother arrived. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Job Bible, of Cedar Cliff, he is survived by three small brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held from the residence at Seymour this afternoon, after which the body was taken to Frankfort, W.Va., for burial.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Monday, January 8, 1917
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2017

BIBLE, Mrs. Isabel

PENDLETON COUNTY -  Franklin, May 20.
Mrs. Isabel, wife of the late James Bible, died Sat. night of complication of diseases at her home in the Buffalo Hills, aged 74 years.

Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

Services for Jobe Bible, 75, Oldtown, who died Tuesday in Allegany Hospital of injuries suffered when struck by a car on Valley road Saturday, were conducted yesterday in Mt. Hermon Methodist church. The Rev. B. F. Hartman, pastor of Flintstone Methodist charge, officiated and interment was in Fort Ashby cemetery. Mr. Bible was a native of Franklin, Pendleton Co., W.Va. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herman Rice, of Irons Mountain; three sons, Russell Bible, Cresaptown, Austin and Frank Bible, both of Cumberland; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Edward Youngblood, Adam Stafford, J. Bert Stafford, Hendricks Lantz, Harvey Zimmerly and Ephraim Stafford. Flower girls were Alma Rice, Betty Stafford, Kathleen and Margaret Bible, May Rice and May Bible.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, December 1, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2015

BIBLE, Mrs. Jobe

Services for Mrs. Jobe Bible, 82, formerly of 147 Bedford Street, who died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Stein Funeral Home. Rev. Robert C. Nimon, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Tuesday, 16 January 1962; The Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
(Posted July 25, 2020)

BICE, George W.

Piedmont, W. Va., Feb. 21 - George W. Bice, a native of Pottstown, Pa., but for a number of years as a resident of Winchester, Va., died at Piedmont. Before the war he was an engineer on the B&O. For twenty-five years he conducted a book store. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was a Methodist and a leading Republican. Two daughters survive.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010

BICKFORD, Mrs. Isa Mae Sypolt

Terra Alta, W. Va., March 26
Funeral services were held this afternoon at her home in Grafton for Mrs. Isa Mae Bickford, 50, who died Saturday after four hours illness of cerebral hemmorhage. She was a daughter of Arkless I. and Maria Teets Sypolt of Terra Alta, and was reared in this city. She was a member of andrews Methodist Church and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxillary. Survivors are her husband, John bickford, one son, John A. Bickford, of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Raymond and Mrs. Grace Raymond, of Grafton, eight grandchildren, her parents, one sister, Mrs. Fuller Messenger, Terra Alta; two brothers, Russell Sypolt, Elizabeth, Pa., and Floyd Sypolt, Tunnelton. Interment was made in Beaumont cemetery, Grafton.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March 26, 1940; page 9.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 21, 2010

FROSTBURG - William L. Biddington, 83, of Failinger's Hotel Gunter, formerly of Finzel, died Wednesday, Aug. 11,1993 at Frostburg Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1910 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Samuel Biddington and Lillie May (Street) Biddington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leona C. (Werner) Biddington in 1983 and three brothers. Mr. Biddington was retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation after 47 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Finzel Senior Citizens and AARP. Surviving are one son, William S. Biddington and wife, Judy, Carlisle, Pa.; one daughter, Doris Lee Sacco, Meyersdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body was donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland for medical research. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church by Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be at Finzel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund, 44 East Main St., Frostburg, Md. 21532. The Durst Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, August 13, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 1, 2012

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Westernport, June 20.
Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, widow of the late William Biddle, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, of Philos avenue, after a month's illness. A native of Baltimore she had  lived in Westernport 75 years. Her other survivors include a son, George Biddle, of Akron, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete. The body will remain at Boal's Funeral Parlor.
Published Thursday, June 20, 1946 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 16, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Biddle Services
Westernport, June 22. ~ Services were held this afternoon in the Boal Funeral Home for Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, who died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, of Philos avenue. The Rev. Raymond L. Moore, pastor of Piedmont, W. Va., Trinity Methodist church, officiated and interment was in Philos Cemetery. Mrs. Robert Bowman, of Akron, Ohio, and son, Pvt. Robert J. Bowman, of Tucson, Ariz. and Mr. and Mrs. George H. Biddle and son, Robert Biddle, also of Akron, attended the funeral.
Published Sunday, June 23, 1946 in THE SUNDAY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 23, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Caroline

Mrs. Biddle Rites
Westernport, June 24. ~ Last rites for Mrs. Caroline Biddle, 83, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. Arnold, Philos avenue, Westernport, Wednesday, were conducted at the Boal Funeral Home Saturday by the Rev. Raymond L. Moore, pastor of the Trinity Methodist church Piedmont. Interment was in Philos cemetery, Westernport. Pallbearers were Charles Clark, Kenneth Jones, Lee Hendrickson, Walter Smith, Eugene McKenzie, Edward Pagenhardt and Charles Biddle.
Published Monday, June 24, 1946 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 5, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, (child) Charles

Probable Drowning of a Child at Westernport.
Charles Biddle, aged 8 years, who, with his mother, lived in Westernport, was last seen at school Monday evening. After school was dismissed he had not been seen or heard of since, and fears are entertained that he was drowned. A woman at the W. Va. C.R.R. depot saw the boy between 4 and 5 o'clock, and later he was seen walking up the C. & P. R. R. track, near the trestle, at the upper end of Westernport. It is generally believed that he fell from the trestle and probably drowned in the creek, as the water was very deep at the time, the freshet causing a noticeable rise in the stream. After it was reported that the boy was drowned, Mrs. Greenwaite said she saw something in the stream which appeared like a boy in the water with his hands above the stream. The boy was very bright for a child of his age and the people of Westernport are anxious to know when and where the body will be recovered.
Published Friday, February 20, 1891 in THE WEEKLY CIVILIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 8, col. 6.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, (child) Charles

Dead Body Found
The body of the little boy reported drowned Feb. 16, at Westernport, was found at Brady's Wednesday. The remains were recognized by Mrs. Carrie Biddle, of Westernport, as those of her son, Charles Biddle.
Published, Saturday, May 9, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 2, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Edward James

Edward James Biddle, 92, of 112 Waverly St., Westernport, passed away Monday, January 10, 2005, at Moran Manor Nursing, Westernport, where he had been a resident. Born February 25, 1912, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Carrie (Biddle) Gales and the late Robert Schell. Mr. Biddle was a United States Army veteran, a sergeant in the MP's during World War II, having served in the Philippines. He retired from MeadWestvaco Corp., with 48 years of service. Mr. Biddle was a life member of Victory Post #155 American Legion, Westernport, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Mary (Morton) Biddle; one sister, Virginia Miller of Westernport; a half brother, Jim Schell of North Carolina; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Morton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a faithful niece and nephew, Tootie and Bill McKenzie of Westernport; a great-niece, Heather McKenzie ofWesternport; a faithful nephew, Dennis Morton and wife Brenda of Swanton; and special friends, Lyle and Althea Landis of Antioch. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m., with Rev. William Shimer officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, where full military honors will be accorded at graveside by Victory Post #155. Pallbearers will be Dennis Morton, Lyle Landis, Don Riley, John Deniker, John Morton and William Pratt.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - January 14, 2005.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 9, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Mary Lois Morton (abridged)

WESTERNPORT — Mary Lois Biddle, 99, of Westernport, passed away July 27, 2015, at Moran Manor Nursing Home. Born June 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late William and Lottie (Beeman) Morton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Biddle; brothers, William Morton, John Morton, Norman Smiley; sisters, Gladys Gift, Edna Smith, Jean Miller, Margaret Baher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary worked at Westvaco as a paper sorter.  She was a loving, caring person that will be missed. She is survived by a brother, Robert Morton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Jim Morton of New Creek, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Jack Combs of Rawlings. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a special nephew, Dennis Morton of Swanton and a special niece, Lois Miller of Keyser, W.Va. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Sandy Cowan officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - July 28, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 12, 2015

BIDDLE, Mrs. Sarah Jane Opal

Tri-Towns– Mrs. Sarah Jane (Opal) Biddle, 84, widow of Henry Biddle, died last night at the home of her son, Charles Biddle, 107 Croner Street, Westernport, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Biddle was a native of Westernport.  Survivors include another son, Louis Biddle, Westernport, and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Faulkner and Mrs. Mabel Smith, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Carrie Gales and Mrs. Rebecca McKenzie, both of Westernport and 18 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 26, 1947
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted November 9, 2015

BUFFALO MILLS, Pa. — Jason L. Bidinger, 37, of Buffalo Mills, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 19, 1975, in Cumberland, he was the son of Beverly L. (Diehl) Bidinger. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Dalton Therne Diehl. He is survived by his mother, Beverly L. Bidinger; a sister, Jodi L. Bidinger; grandparents, Burley and Clara Teeter all of Buffalo Mills and four children, Cherokee Autumn, Dedra Dawn, Damion Lee, and Ezekiel Hixon Bidinger. Jason had worked at AMS Masonry where he was a block and stone layer. He was a graduate of Flinstone High School. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his children. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills, Pa.
Cumberland Times-News, August 11, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

BIERMAN, Mrs. Kathleen Mae Willison

Mrs. Kathleen Mae Bierman, 75, of RD 4, Mexico Farms, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ridgeley, W.Va., Sept. 8, 1910, daughter of the late Clifton E. Willison and Cora M. (Emerick) Willison. Mrs. Bierman was a member of the Dames of Malta. She is survived by her husband, Frederick W. Bierman Jr.; two sons, Frederick W. Bierman III, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Ernest E. Bierman, Kona, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Lee Seeburger, at home; Mrs. Betty Lou Brenneman, Pasadena, Md.; one brother, Buford Willison, Kendallville, Ind., and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. William Bice. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 17, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012

BIEMILLER, Edward John

DOYLESTOWN - Edward J. "John" Biemiller, 82, died on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus with his family in attendance. John was born on April 18, 1927 in Baltimore, Md. to Edward and Beulah (Norton) Biemiller. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 16 during World War II, and later in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Domenica DeSimone and took a job with the State of Maryland, first as a security guard, and then as a field agent for the Department of Transportation until he retired. John was a Master Mason in the AF & AM Masonic Lodge 229 and a member of the Boumi Shriners in Baltimore. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0183 in Parkville, Md. and member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association. Since moving to the Columbus, Wis. area, John was a member of the VFW Post 8090. During his life, he enjoyed snow skiing, sailing and tennis, and later, became an avid golfer. He also cherished the time spent with his family. John is survived by his wife, Domenica; a daughter, Lisa (David) Henning, Doylestown; four grandchildren, Sarah Madison, Joshua, Madeleine, and Samuel Henning; two great-grandchildren, Ian Madison and Autumn Norland.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; a sister, Naomi Brewer. A gathering to remember and celebrate John's life will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the American Legion Post 62 on W. Poet Street, Columbus. 
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, Obituary information provided by Jensen Funeral & Cremation, Columbus. 
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted July 9, 2010

BIGGS, Mrs. Anna Mae Ream

OAKLAND - Mrs. Anna Mae Biggs, 78, of Mt. Lake Park, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient six weeks. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Catherine Weisel Ream and widow of Albert L. Biggs. She was a member of the Loch Lynn EUB Church and Ladies Aid of the church. Surviving are two sons, Gerald A. Biggs, McConnellsburg, Pa., and Harland Biggs, Hagerstown; three brothers, John W. Ream, Warrenton, Va.; George Ream, Indiana, Pa., and J. Robert Ream, Mt. Lake Park; a sister, Mrs. Emma Gortner, St. Petersburgh, Fla., a grandson and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Loch Lynn EUB Church by Rev. Oscar W. Hull and Rev. George W. Simson. Interment will be in Oakland Memorial Gardens.
Source: The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Md.; Feb. 22, 1964; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 28, 2010


BIGGS, Joseph

Died at Chaffee this county, Mr. Joseph Biggs. He had been sick two weeks with typhoid fever. Deceased was born at Romney, was 30 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. He was buried at Blaine.
The Piedmont Herald, August 23, 1890
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted December 31, 2016

BIGGS, Miss Velma Evelyn

ELK GARDEN - Velma Evelyn Lucile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Biggs, died Oct. 10, 1913, aged 1 year, 6 months, 27 days. Funeral sermon by Rev. L. C. Messick, assisted by Rev. J. A. Shockey, and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, October 17 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010


BILL, Mrs. Nettie (Bonig)

Grantsville, Md., Dec. 22 - Mrs. Nettie Bill, 72, widow of C. H. Bill, died early yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Zehner, with whom she resided. She was also a sister of Mrs. Minnie Petenbrink of Rockford, Mich. Mrs. Bill was a daughter of the late August and Sophia Bonig. She was active in the Lutheran Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BILLER, Delmar F.
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Delmar F. "Del" Biller, 85, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home. Born March 13, 1925, in Mathias, W.Va., he was a son of the late Glen G. and Bessie (Seldon) Biller. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Biller; and a sister, Doreen Strawderman. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Irma Jean (Shaffer) Biller, whom he married Aug. 14, 1976; a son, Pastor Brent Biller and wife Saundra of Ridgeley, W.Va.; daughters, Karla Sparber and husband Andrew of Cumberland, Kathy Kennedy and husband Michael of Hagerstown, Md., Deb Close and husband Jerry of Hyndman; a sister, Betty May and husband Everett of Bergton, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Biller was a truck driver for Kaiser Refractories for 26 years and then for Walter N. Yoder & Sons, where he retired. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and served on many church boards. He also served on the boards of Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, Hyndman Area Health Center, Hyndman Camp Meeting Association, Salvation Army and the Hyndman Borough Counsel. He was a former mayor of Hyndman, a member of the Gideons International and Lay Witness Missions. For many years he was the M.C. of Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club Hee Haw Show. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Grace United Methodist Church, Schellsburg Street, Hyndman, on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker, the Rev. David Klink and Pastor Brent Biller officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery with his grandsons, Bob Biller, Zach Sparber, Michael McCullough, Jeremy Close, Dustin Close and Mike McCullough serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 605, Hyndman, PA 15545 or Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 465, Hyndman, PA 15545.
Times-News obituary; about Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

Mrs. Margaret Crowe Biller
(Courtesy of Byron Schulten)

BILLMYER, Mrs. Herman D.

The funeral of Mrs. Herman D. Billmyer, who died at the Western Maryland Hospital Wednesday morning, took place from the family residence 336 North Centre street this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Martin L. Enders pastor of St. Paul's  Lutheran church, officiating. The many floral tributes attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held in this commmunity. The interment took place in Rose Hill cemetery. The following were the pallbearers: Lloyd L. Shaffer, Mayor George G. Young, Walter Shearer, G. G. Shoemaker, I. T. Holland, F. H. Ankeney, George Smith and W. W. Hanley.
Saturday, 31 January 1914; The Evening Times (Cumberland MD)
Posted September 5, 2020


James M. Billmyer dropped dead near his home at Vanclevesville, W. Va. He was an old Confederate soldier, and was aged 77 years. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church in Martinsburg and was also a member of the Masonic order.
Keyser Tribune, March 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010


Mrs. Carrie C. Martin Billmyre

BILLMYRE, Mrs Carrie C. Martin

Keyser - Mrs. Carrie C. Billmyre, 83, of RD 3, Rawlings, died yesterday in Potomac Valley Hospital.  She was proceded in death by her husband, John A. Billmyre. Born at Martin, she was a daughter of the late Christopher C. and Nancy (George) Martin.  A resident of this area for the past 30 years, she was a member of Keyser Church of the Brethren and the WSCS of Dawson Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lea Paterson, RD 3, Rawlings, and Mrs. Nita Schram[sic], Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Berg, Burlington, and Mrs. Josephine Bond, Silver Spring; nine granchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Rogers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. C. H. Cameron.  Interment will be in Knobley Cemetery.
Tuesday, June 4, 1963, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie Ragan)
Posted June 2, 2010

BILLMYRE, Robert Odell

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Robert Odell Billmyre, 66, Fort Ashby, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born May 16, 1923, in Keyser, he was the son of the late Irene Billmyre Hanlin. Mr. Billmyre was the former owner and operator of Dawn View Manor Nursing Home. A graduate of Bruce High School, Westernport, Md., he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Fort Ashby Lions Club and the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. of Allegany County, Md. Surviving are his widow, Mary Evelyn (Marker) Billmyre; one daughter, Dawn Marie Billmyre, at home; one sister, Patricia Weasenforth, Baltimore, Md.; and two nieces. Friends will be received at the Fort Ashby Funeral Home, Saturday. Members of the Fort Ashby Lions Club will conduct a memorial service there Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Ashby Funeral Home by the Rev. James E. Shepherd II. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Friday, February 2, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2017


BILLS, Mrs Adaline Twigg

Mrs. Adaline Bills, 71, a former teacher in Allegany county public schools, died in Oklahoma City, Okla., after an illness of two weeks, according to word received by her sister, Mrs. James E. Little, this city. Mrs. Bills was a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Twigg, of town Creek.  She left here 30 years ago. Besides Mrs. Little, she is survived by four brothers, Orbe, Harry and Stanley Twigg, [only three names listed] all of Cumberland and four other sisters. Mrs. Dolph Hartsock, of Latrobe, Pa.; and Mrs. Hanson Slider, of Oldtown, and Mrs. S. L. Miles and Mrs. Elizabeth Perdew, this city.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009


BINGMAN, Fannie E. Bush
Fannie E. Bingman, 83, of Church Street, formerly of RD 1 Buffalo Mills died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1991, at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County. She was born Jan 4, 1908, in Somerset County, daughter of the late George and Sarah Willison Bush.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bingman, who died Oct. 24, l980. Surviving are three sons, George and Charles, both of Buffalo  Mills RD 1 and Walter of Dayton, Ohio, two daughters, Kathalene Grimm,with whom Mrs. Bingman resided and Laura Walker of Bedford RD 1; 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.   Also surviving is a sister,Caroline Lease of Moung Savage, Md.  Services 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Harvey H.  Zeigler Home, Hyndman, by the Rev. Fay E. Leydig.  Burial at Madley Cemetery.   Friends will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
No publication noted; about 4 December 1991
(Courtesy of Polly Groves)
Posted April 14, 2012

BINGMAN, Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Kirchner

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Bingman, 34, wife of Herman Bingman, died today in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient for several months. She was born March 7, 1917, in Hyndman, a daughter of Charles Kirchner and the late Mrs. Stella Pearl (Minnicks) Kirchner. Mrs. Bingman is survived by one son, Albert Herman Bingman, at home; one brother, Merle Kirchner, Hyndman; and flve sisters, Mrs. Anna Stuby, Mrs. Mae Miller, Mrs. Pauline Seigner, Miss Janet Kirchner, and Miss Marlene Kirchner, all of Hyndman. She was a member of Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. The body will be at the residence tomorrow afternoon. Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church. Officiating will be Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, and Rev. Charles Evans, of Hyndman. Burial will be in Madley Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009


BINGMAN, Harvey Clyde

Harvey Clyde Bingman, 74, of Hyndman, died Saturday, December 28, 1974, in Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was born October 7, 1900, at R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills, a son of the late Jesse and Malissa (Gillum) Bingman. He was first married to Marion Louise Bingman and she preceded him in death on December 2, 1943, and second to Katie (Shroyer) Troutman and she preceded him in death on January 4, 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mae slack (sic), of Hurley, New York; and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Cook, of Mantua, Ohio; four stepsons, Homer, Floyd and Carl Troutman, all of R.D. 1, Hyndman; Robert Troutman, of Brunswick, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Idella Albright and Mrs. Marie Lowery, both of Hyndman; Mrs. Betty Leydig, R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills: and Mrs. Lois Leister, of Aurora, Ohio; three brothers, James R. Bingman, Buffalo Mills; Herman S. Bingman, of Ellerslie; John Bingman, of Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Karl Dawson and Mrs. Maggie Ranker, both of R.D. 1, Buffalo Mills; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Bingman was a retired employee of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Company and a member of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Funeral services: Today, Monday, December 30, at 1 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman, with the Rev. John D. Miller officiating. Burial in Madley (sic) Cemetery, Buffalo Mills.
The Bedford Inquirer, January 3, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015


HYNDMAN, Pa. — Jesse Bingman, 77, Buffalo Mills, Pa., husband of Mrs. Malissa (Gillum) Bingman, died yesterday. He was born August 15, 1873, a son of the late Linton and Elizabeth (Wolford) Bingman. Besides his wife, he is survived by six sons, John Bingman, Clyde Bingman, and Herman Bingman, all of Hyndman; James Bingman, Buffalo Mills; Richard Bingman, Bedford, and Foster Bingman, Cumberland, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Ranker and Mrs. Earl Dawson, both of Buffalo Mills; a sister, Mrs. Kattie Gressler, Meyersdale; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Dawson, Buffalo Mills. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the Gravel Pit Evangelical Church by Rev. Charles Raley, pastor. Interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, July 16, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Miss Kathy L.

Miss Kathy L. Bingman, 16, of RD 1, Buffalo Mills, died yesterday. She was born Nov. 25, 1948, daughter of George and Mary Louise (Bittner) Bingman. Survivors other than her parents include two brothers, George Rickey and James Richard Bingman, both at home. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. J. Howard Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Lybarger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Price, Michael Holler, Robert Lee Leydig, Rickey Conner, Jeffrey Holler and Terry Gray.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 28, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Mrs. Malissa Gillum

Mrs. Malissa Bingman, 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Ranker, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1, early Sunday morning, March 14, 1954. She was born August 10, 1875, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Oster) Gillum and was the widow of Jesse Bingman, who died July 1951. Surviving are eight children: Mrs. Ranker, with whom she lived; John E., Hyndman Rt.1; Harvey C., Hyndman; James M., Buffalo Mills Rt. 1; Mrs. Earl Davidson, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1; Richard, Bedford Rt. 4; Herman S., Corriganville, Md.; Foster E., Cumberland Rt. 4; as well as one sister, Laura Karns, of Bedford, 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bingman was a member of the EUB Church of Gravel Pit. Funeral services Wednesday, March 17, 2:30 p.m. at Gravel Pit EUB church, the Rev. Charles Raley officiating, with interment in Lybarger Cemetery under direction of Zeigler Funeral Service, Hyndman. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Elmer Ranker, Buffalo Mills Rt. 1.
The Bedford Gazette, March 15, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Mrs. Marian Louise Burkett

Hyndman, Pa., Dec. 3 - Mrs. Marian Louise Bingman, 38, wife of Harvey C. Bingman, died yesterday afternoon. She was a daughter of Simon and Bertha Burkett, a member of the Evangelical Church, and of Forget-Me-Not Rebekah Lodge No. 375. Besides her parents and her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Jean and Ethel Mae, at home, and three brothers, Walter, Leroy and David Burkett.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 3, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 13, 2015

BINGMAN, Robert E. 

BARRELVILLE — Robert E. Bingman, 83, of Barrelville, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1927, in Hyndman, Pa., he was a son of the late John E. and Velma I. (Madden) Bingman. He was also preceded in death by his wife Kathleen "Sally" (Emerick) Bingman. He is survived by children, Larry R. Bingman of Baltimore, Mary Galyon, Vincent "Sam" Bingman, Jo Ann Bingman all of Newport, N.C. and Genevieve "Genny" Orrico and husband Daniel of Seminole, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Bingman retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a mechanic and an instructor. He was also a mechanic for Volkswagen and a member of the Mount Savage VFW. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Cumberland Times-News, September 9, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013


BINNIX, Harold John

FROSTBURG Harold John Junior Binnix, 59, of W. Main Street, Frostburg, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1943, in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late Harold P. and Mary (Klosterman) Binnix. He was formerly employed with Bond Home Improvement Center, Frostburg, where he worked for 45 years. Mr. Binnix was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion and Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg. Surviving are his ex-wife, Shirley (Carder) Binnix, Cumberland; two daughters, Beverly McKenzie and husband Gary, Cumberland, and Cindy Evans, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Dorsey, Peg Rae, both of Cumberland, and Dion Nicol, Lonaconing; two brothers, Dave Binnix, Frostburg, and Jim Binnix, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. only. His will body be cremated following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed the family.
Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009

BINNIX, Mrs. Mary M. Klosterman

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Mary M. Binnix, 42, wife of Harold P. Binnix, Mt. Savage, died this morning in Miners Hospital where she was admitted yesterday. She had been in failing health several years. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of John Klosterman and the late Margaret (Lavin) Klosterman. Mrs. Binnix was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church here. Surviving, besides her husband and father, are three sons, Harold J., David L. and James E. Binnix, all at home; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Lancaster and Mrs. William Rae, both of Frostburg, and Miss Diana Binnix, at home; two brothers, Leo Klosterman, Piedmont, and Daniel Klosterman, Baltimore; six sisters, Mrs. William Dundon, Mrs. Lawrence Beal, Mrs. Nellie Plummer and Mrs. Virginia House, all of Baltimore, and Mrs. William Festerman and Mrs. Arthur Bond, both of Frostburg, and six grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


BIRCH, Mrs. Ada Moore, nee Kiger

Stoically fighting for the life she so dearly loved, Mrs. Wayland Birch, formerly Mrs. Ada Kiger Moore, of 154 Fayette street, Morgantown, W. Va., slept peacefully away in the Uniontown hospital at 10 o’clock Friday night, May 6, 1938. Death resulted from peritonitis which developed following a serious major operation last week.  Mrs. Birch, wife of the editor of The Point Marion News, had planned to wed Mr. Birch in June of this year, but her illness caused the wedding date to be advanced.  For the past 35 years she had been an employe of the Western Union Telegraph Company at Morgantown, having succeeded her father to the management of the office in 1927, she held that position for some years and continued her affiliation in the offices of the company until her death. A graduate of Morgantown high school in the class of 1906, Mrs. Birch devoted her life to her family, always cherishing their ideals and ambitions and never failling to offer a willing hand when opportunity came her way. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church.  Admitted to the hospital Wednesday, April 27, Mrs. Birch underwent a serious operation. She rallied and her condition seemed to improve until she suffered a relapse last Sunday. Removed to the operating room a second time last Monday morning, it was discovered that the peritonitis had developed.  From last Monday morning until the time of her death she had been in a critical condition and despite her gallant fight against the odss of infection she fought a losing battle.  Born November 27, 1888, at Rohr, W. Va., she was the second child of George and Ludema Shaffer Kiger. She was preceded in death by her father, on July 5, 1927.  Surviving are the husband, her widowed mother and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Leicester Patton, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. J. Robert Water, Jr., of Fairmont, W.Va.; Mrs. V. A. Steele and Attorney Marvin R. Kiger, both of Morgantown. Following death, the body was removed to tthe funeral home of Fred Dering, in Morgantown. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; May 7, 1938; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 31, 2012

BIRCHARD, Mrs. Pearl Muriel Greenwood, nee Bird

Pearl Muriel Bird Greenwood Birchard, 89, of Binghamton, met face to face with her Lord and Savior, on December 17, 2009. She was born to William and Lola Grace Bird on October 29, 1920 in Williamsport, PA. Pearl moved from Williamsport to Montrose in 1952 where she was employed by the Christian radio station WPEL as The Story Lady and a secretary. While working at WPEL she met Clifton Birchard and they were married in August of 1954. Eventually they moved their family from Birchardville, PA to Binghamton, NY. Pearl was predeceased by her first husband, Casper D. Greenwood; as well as her brothers, William Bird, Jr. and Oscar Bird. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clifton H. Birchard, Sr.; her three children: Robert C. Greenwood and his wife, Judy of Woodinville, WA; Clifton H. Birchard Jr. and his wife Marsha of Birchardville, PA and Betsey Birchard Hay and her husband, Randy of Chenango Forks, NY. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Bethany Birchard Skoczylas, and her husband, Matthew; granddaugter, Alissa Birchard; a great-granddaughter, Della Skoczylas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church where she enjoyed many years of serving the Lord as a women's Bible teacher, and working in youth ministries. She also served with the internation organization, Christian Women's Clubs. She was president of the Binghamton Chapter and held Bible studies/coffee time in her home. She enjoyed reading, crafts, knitting and cross-stitching. She love spending time with family and friends.
abt. December 17, 2009; no source noted
Findagrave Memorial #102384478
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted February 1, 2017

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