DURBIN, Francis Henry

A funeral service for Francis Henry Durbin, 17, of 65 Offutt Street, who was fatally injured in a one-car accident shortly after midnight yesterday on Bedford Road, will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p. m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rev. A. D. Tice, pastor of Emmanuel Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Injured in the 12:35 a. m. accident. . . The Durbin youth, Tfc. Foreman added, was a passenger in the right front of the auto and was thrown from the vehicle and became pinned beneath the wreckage. A 1968 graduate of Fort Hill High School, young Durbin was a member of the Emmanuel Methodist Church and was employed at Shreves Atlantic Service Station, on Virginia Avenue. Born December 29, 1951 in Cumberland, he was the son of Mrs. Augusta Ann (Haenftling) Durbin, with whom he resided, and the late William R. Durbin. Besides his mother, he is also survived by two brothers, Douglas B. Durbin, Cumberland, and Gary W. Durbin, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Ellen L. Thomas, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Deanna Russell, La Vale; Mrs. Dorothy Michaels, city, and Mrs. June Benson Baltimore., Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, December 21, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DURBIN, Mrs. Nellie Mae

Services for Mrs. Nellie Mae Durbin, 65, wife of Herbert B. Durbin, 11 Potomac Street, who died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth W. Grove, Pastor of Emmanuel Methodist CHurch, will offiicate and interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Saturday, 17 January 1953; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted February 29, 2020

DURKIN, Mrs. Bridget Campbell

Mrs Bridget Durkin Dead Aged 96 Years
Mrs Bridget Durkin, 96 years old, one of the oldest residents of Allegany County, died at 9 o'clock Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs James McGann, 31 Cemetery Street.  She was the widow of Francis Durkin and lived in Midland until three years ago.  She was a native of Ireland, coming to Allegany County in 1880.  The following children survive: Mrs Ellen Langhan, Woodlawn, Pa; Mrs Michael Higgins, Homestead, Pa; Mrs James McGann, Frostburg and Myles Durkin of Cumberland and James Durkin, Midland.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning with services in St Michael's Catholic church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, May 18, 1921 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 27, 2015

DURKIN, Mrs. Ellen

Death of an Old Lady
Mrs Ellen Durkin, aged 80 years, died at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of her son-in-law, George Treiber, No 47 Liberty St.  Her home is in Eckhart.  The funeral will be held in Frostburg.
Cumberland Daily Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md.,Wednesday, January 23, 1889 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 21, 2016

DURKIN, Mrs. Hattie Beckley

Mrs James Durkin, 44 years old, formerly of Midland, died at her home in Woodlawn, Pa.  She was the former Hattie Beckley of Bedford, Pa.  Besides her husband she is survived by two children: Josephine and Preston Durkin.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 31, 1930; pg 10, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 16, 2014

Excerpts from The Frostburg Mining Journal transcribed by Charles Often 1892
DURKIN 29 Oct 1892 Hugh Durkin, 55 years of age, died at Eckhart last Sunday (23 Oct). The funeral was Tuesday at St Michael's Catholic Church.
29 Oct 1892; The Frostburg Mining Journal
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 30, 2012


DURKIN, John William
Eckhart Mines, Md, April 6
Mr William Durkin, aged 31 years and nine months, died at [his] late home here Saturday morning at four o'clock following an illness of 11 months with tuberculosis.  His illness began on the night of the explosion of the magazine at Consolidation No 10 mine in which two men were killed.  Mr Durkin was a short distance from the scene at the time and was knocked unconscious.  Since that time his health failed rapidly. The deceased was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and is survived by his mother, Mrs Hugh Durkin; sisters, Mrs Patrick T Drumm and Mrs Michael Nolan and brother Joseph Durkin, all of this place.  The funeral services will be held from St Michael's Catholic church tomorrow morning at nine o'clock.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, April 6, 1914 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 24, 2014

DURKIN, Joseph

Eckhart, Md - Dec. 3 ~ Joseph Durkin. 50, retired coal miner, died this morning. He was ill several weeks. Mr. Durkin was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Besides his widow, the former Julia Sullivan, he leaves three daughters; Mrs. Marie Cooper, Frostburg, Catherine and Colletta and four sons; William, Joseph, Michael and John, at home. He was a brother of Mrs Michael Nolan Frostburg, and Mrs. p. F. Drum, Eckhart.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 5, 1938 - pg 9, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010

DURKIN, Joseph

Retired Coal Miner Succumbs at Eckhart
Eckhart, Md., Dec. 5--
Joseph Durkin, 50, retired coal miner died yesterday morning after an illness of several weeks. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church. Surviving are his widow, the former Julia Sullivan, three daughters, Mrs. Marie Cooper, Frostburg; Catherine and Colletta and four sons, William, Joseph, Michael and JOhn Durkin, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Nolan, Frostburg and Mrs. P,. F. Drum, Eckhart.

Tuesday, December 6, 1938; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted August 17, 2019

DURKIN, Mrs. Julia G. Sullivan

ECKHART — Mrs. Julia G. Durkin, 73, of here died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where she was a patient since Monday. She had been in failing health for the past six months. Born in Pekin, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (McGuire) Sullivan. Her husband, Joseph Durkin, preceded her in death. A son, Joseph Durkin Jr., died ten days before her. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Cooper, Chardin, Ohio; Mrs. Rudolph Vizza, and Mrs. Donald Emerick, both of Eckhart; three sons, John Durkin, and William Durkin, both of Eckhart, and Michael Durkin, Chardin; two brothers, Patrick Sullivan. South Euclid, Ohio, and Michael Sullivan of Eckhart; one sister, Mrs. George Fisher, Westernport; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p. m. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 17, 1962 - pg 28, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010

DURKIN,  Michael

Frostburg, Md - Dec 30
The remains of Mr Durkin of Midland, whose death was noted in the Times, were brought to Frostburg on Saturday and buried in St Michael's cemetery.  The funeral was very largely attended.  He was a prominent member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, who attended the funeral in body.  The floral offerings were very handsome and numerous.  Services were conducted in St Joseph's Catholic church by Fr Mackall. 
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 30, 1907 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 27, 2015

DURKIN, Michael

Midland, Md - Dec 20 ~ Funeral of the Late Michael Durkin
The pallbearers of the funeral of the late Michael Durkin were: Michael Reilley, Michael Manley, Peter Bushe, Thomas J Kenny, Patrick Woods, Dennis Cavanaugh; flower bearers: James Condon, Daniel Stakem, Wm Broderick and Harry Hillary were in Lonaconing Saturday.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 30, 1907 - pg 3, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 27, 2015


Frostburg. Sept. 30—Miles Durkln, 78, a former resident of this city, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Richardson, Sparrows' Point, Md. The funeral will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. with Interment at Sparrows Point. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Michael T. Higgins, Homestead, Pa.; Mrs. Ellen Langlan and one brother, James Durkin, Aliquippa,. Pa.; three daughters Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs John Wagner, Sparrows PoInt. and Mrs. Roy Keck, of Pitcairn, Pa. The late Mrs. James A. McGann, of Frostburg, was a sister.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, September 30, 1937 - pg 13,col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 3, 2010


DURLING, Kenneth Roy

Kenneth Roy Durling Sr., 76, of St. Augustine, died April 12, 2005, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville. He was born in Hanover, N.H., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1947, moving here from Vermont. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War, was a member of the St. Augustine Police Department for 20 years, and also owned and operated Durlings Locksmith Service for 35 years. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #829 and of Calvary Baptist Church. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, St. Augustine. Officiating: Dr. Mark Conrad, pastor. Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Kotrady-Hudgins-Croyle Funeral Home. Burial: St. Augustine Memorial Park. Survivors: Sons, Kenneth R. Durling Jr., St. Augustine, Raymond David Durling, Palm Coast; three daughters, Lisa Durling Young, Mandarin, Loreen Faith Durling and Rosemary Lynn Powell, both of St. Augustine; two brothers, Leslie Durling and Robert Durling, bothof Laurens, S.C.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Durling, a granddaughter, Angela Durling, and three brothers. In charge: Kotrady-Hudgins-Croyle Funeral Home
Courtesy of the St. Augustine Record, April 15, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 2, 2017

DURR, Charles Herbert

MEYERSDALE — Services for Charles Herbert Durr, 74, of here, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Elmer Ray Durr; Sand Patch, were conducted here Tuesday in the Konhaus Funeral Home with interment in Union Cemetery. Mr. Durr, a native of Piedmont, W. Va., and son of the late Frederick and Amelia (Rembold) Durr, had been in ill health the past six months. His wife, the former Sophia Slaubaugh, a native of Horseshoe Run, W. Va., died Feb 1, 1945. Among, the survivors, in addition to his son Elmer Durr, is a brother, William Durr, of this place.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 8, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DURR, Louis

Louis Durr, 81, of Mt. Savage Road, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted Sunday. He had been ill two weeks. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Durr was a son of the late Frederick and Amelia (Rembold) Durr. His wife, the former Rebecca Miller, died in 1937. He held membership in Frostburg Brethren Church. Survivors are six sons, Ira Durr, Winchester Road; George Durr, Finzel Road; William G. and Graydon Durr, Cresaptown; Daniel Durr, Sykesville, and Manson Durr, Rawlings; and three daughters, Mrs. Robert McKenzie, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Mrs. Raymond Miller, Finzel Road; Mrs. William Conner, Mt. Savage Road, with whom he resided. He also leaves two brothers, William and Charles Durr, Meyersdale, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Yutzy, this city; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Conner residence. Services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. in Frostburg Brethren Church by Rev. O. F. Bowman. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DURR, Mrs. Rebecca E.

Lonaconing, Md., Nov. 2 - Mrs. Rebecca E. Durr, 62, died early today at her home at Finzel, Md. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Johnson church in Garrett county, with the Rev. Newton D. Cosner, Westernport, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, officiating. Burial will be in the Miller family cemetery in Pennsylvania, near her home. The surviving children are Ira, William and Mansen Durr, Cresaptown, Md.; George, Graydon, Grace, Daniel and Marthena Durr, Finzel; and Mrs. Anna McKenzie, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 2, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


DURR, William

Meyersdale - William Durr, 80, a retired farmer, died yesterday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Irvin Engle, following a lingering illness. A native of Somerset County, Mr. Durr was a son of the late Fred and Amelia (Rembold) Durr. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home after 2 p. m. today. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a..m. with Rev. L. Collins Defibaugh, pastor of the Reformed Church, in charge. Interment will be Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 20, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DURRETT, John Hives

John Hives Durrett died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Caplinger, near Beverly, W.Va., aged 84. He had been ill three years. Mr. Durrett was a native of Spottsylvania county, Va. He went with his parents to what is now Barbour county, W.Va. when he was three years of age. He lived for 47 years on a farm he purchased near his father's homestead. His wife was Hester A. T. Grove. Seven of their eleven children survive. They are Charles C, Elkins; L. S. Wees, Uhrichsville, O.; Mrs. LLoyd Caplinger, Beverly; Mrs. A. A. Workman, Elkrinh[sic]; George O.Durrett, Baltimore and Ohio, Grand avenue, Cumberland; O. B. Durrett, Elkins, and Mrs. Almonta Borror, Morgantown. There also survive 28 grandchildren. The funeral was held today with burial at Talbott church, near Belington.
Tuesday, 17 December 1929; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted January 18, 2020

DURRETT, William A.

Mr Wm A Durrett, one of the best known railroad men in South Cumberland, was killed at 3:15 yesterday afternoon at Altamont, a short distance east of Deer Park, Md.  Mr Durrett, who was a conductor on fast freight trainsman the third division, was returning in charge of a heavy freight train from Grafton. He stopped at Altamont according to the rules of the railroad and went to the telephone at the station to obtain an order to move his train down the mountain.  When he left the office from which he telephoned he started to walk up the westbound track toward the caboose of his train.  He failed to observe the approach of a passenger train No 55 and was caught by its engine, hurled from the track and killed almost instantly.  The body was taken on the No 55 to Grafton and will be brought to his home in South Cumberland on train No 6 today. Mr Durrett was 67 years old and was a native of W Va.  He had been in the service of the B&O some forty years and in a short time would have been placed on the retired list.  For many years Mr Durrett lived at Keyser W Va.  He moved to Cumberland about 14 years ago and built a home on Grand Ave, near Fifth St.  Mr Durrett was exceedingly popular with the railroad men, and was a much respected citizen.  He had been a thrifty, industrious man all his life and had accumulated quite a valuable estate.  He was twice married and is survived by a widow and seven children. His first wife died several years ago, and in 1911 he married his second wife, Mrs Haley, a widow of Martinsburg, who survives him.  The surviving children, all of the first marriage are:  Mrs M Schaidt, of this city; Mrs Gertrude Looms, of Buffalo NY; Mr James Durrett, of Russell KY; Messrs James C, Roy P, Alfred G and Miss Annie Durrett at home.  The funeral arrangement have not been made.  Mr Durrett left his home here Thurs morning for duty at 10:50.  He took a train westward to Grafton and was on his home run when killed. –Cumb News July 20, 1912
Cumberland News, July 20, 1912
Posted July 17, 2010

DURRETT, William A.

The funeral of Mr William Durrett, the well known B&O conductor, who was killed at Altamont Fri, took place yesterday morning at 9:30 from his home on Grand Ave.  Services were conducted by Rev A Lee Barrett, at Trinity M E Church south.  The burial service was read and a short eulogy of the deceased was delivered.  A special car conveyed the Masonic fraternity to the home and these in company with the order of  Railroad Conductors had charge of the funeral.  The deceased was a member of the Davis Lodge of Masons of Keyser and the pallbearers were chosen from that lodge.  The remains were conveyed to Rose Hill cemetery, where Mr  G Shoemaker, Worshipful master of Ohr Lodge, conducted the Masonic rites.  The pall bearers were:  Oscar A Cosner; D T Greenwade, A W Coffroth, J G Koelz, Thos Johnson, W W Long, Dr W J Keolz, C F Bashore, all of Davis Lodge of Masons.  –Cumb News of 24th
Keyser Tribune, August 2, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



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